#02: Recall of Board Members
jgoerzen at complete.org
Tue Apr 1 14:36:19 UTC 2003
Do you find this proposal acceptable?
If so, I'll post a new version with Matt's typographical corrections and
we'll vote on that.
On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 04:29:27PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> I have revised this proposal based on comments from David and Matt. Here is
> the new version.
> I propose the following amendment:
> The paragraph in Article 7 beginning with "Vacancies in the Board" shall be
> The paragraph in Article 7 beginning with "A director may be removed" shall
> be removed.
> In its place, the following shall be inserted:
> Any Board member, including officers, may be removed from the board upon
> the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the voting contributing membership. No
> individual vote or call for votes may apply to more than one person. No
> person may be the subject of more than one recall vote within any given
> 90-day period.
> Subject to the above, the membership may call for a recall vote if 10
> members publically identify themselves as supporting such a vote. This
> shall constitute a call for votes, and a vote among the membership shall
> then be held immediately subject to normal voting procedures. All
> contributing members are eligible to vote. A ballot shall have only two
> options: recall the Board member, or leave the member in place. The vote
> is tallied with a simple count.
> If the vote to remove the Board member passes, the member is immediately
> removed from the Board and any position as officer.
> The member that is the subject of a removal vote may vote on that
> question. The removal of a Board member does not render that person
> un-eligible to run for re-election.
> When a vacancy occurs on the board for any reason, whether or not a
> result of a removal vote, if the next regular election for that particular
> seat is 40 days or less away, the seat will be unfilled until the regular
> election, at which point it will be filled using the regular procedures
> laid out in this Article. If the next regular election for the empty seat
> is more than 40 days away, a special election will be called immediately
> for that particular seat only. The winner of that election will serve out
> the balance of the term, and the seat will be subject to re-election at
> the normal time.
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