#02: Recall of Board Members
jgoerzen at complete.org
Wed Mar 26 16:32:55 UTC 2003
On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:00:36AM -0500, David Graham wrote:
> > Any Board member, including officers, may be removed from the board upon
> > the vote of 2/3 of the membership. No individual vote or call for votes
> > may apply to more than one person. No personl may be the subject of more
> > than one recall vote within any given 90-day period.
> of the +contributing+ membership. 2/3 may be a bit of a high bar without a
> strict mandate to the membership committee to purge inactive contributing
> members, which is a hopelessly difficult task. If we ask 2/3 of the
It's 2/3 of the votes cast. Perhaps that should be clarified. Yes,
> more or less self-defeating with the bar set that high. I would be for a
> "vote of 2/3 of the contributing membership who cast ballots" subject to
> the normal quorum, announcement, and duration requirements.
That's exactly what I was proposing, just not as clearly.
> s/an vote/a vote/ and I think "shall then be held immediately" would be
> better served it is held "according to standard vote procedures" which
> would then need to provide time limits, annoucement requirements, etc.
> Would it be appropriate to mention that this (to run in the byelection) is
> how a board member can appeal such a decision?
No, I think an appeal is a more ephemeral thing in this case. We can let
people look at it like that if they wish.
Would you be in favor of this proposal if I amend it to fix the problems you
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