#06: Public resolutions

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Wed Mar 26 16:47:01 UTC 2003

On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:16:50AM -0500, David Graham wrote:
> > [chairman hat on]
> > Up for discussion:
> > 06 Resolutions should be public.
> Resolutions should be public, but not must be public.

I think they must be public.  In fact, I would go so far as to say that no
resolution may be considered to be fully enacted until it has been made
available for public view, along with a roll call of who voted
for/against/abstained on that particular resolution.

I can't see a need for any secret resolutions.

> they contain within 60 days. This would allow the board to resolve a
> sticky issue about, for example, bank accounts without sensitive
> information - such as account numbers - being released. By requiring

They can just say "Our checking account at Foo Bank shall be closed."  or
even "Our checking account with the last two digits 34 at Foo Bank shall be

Resolutions are not supposed to be case-specific anyway.  They're supposed
to resolve all cases of a particular issue, and as such, shouldn't pose a

> used rule, which may or could become necessary at some point in the
> future.

I honestly can't come up with any example where it would be necessary.

-- John

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