#03: Board meeting quorum issues

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Fri May 9 16:45:26 UTC 2003

On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 11:32:31AM -0500, Taral wrote:
> On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 12:05:03PM -0400, David Graham wrote:
> > If 5 people - half - the board shows up, and because they have not met
> > quorum, they need to have unanimous consent which is actually a higher
> > number of in favour votes than under the quorum rules.
> This works. It enables a "bypass" of the quorum rules in cases where
> meeting quorum would not change the outcome.

OK, I think I could support that compromise as well.  I'm convinced :-)

Would you like to write it up David?

> > A possible remedy for "disappearing member" problems during an email
> > meeting is have per-vote quorum. For a vote, at least n board members must
> > agree/disagree/abstain for the vote to be binding. Based on my earlier
> > comments, if 1-4 people vote, the vote isn't binding. If 5 or 6 vote,
> > there has to be absolute concensus. If 7-10 people vote, it goes by simple
> > majority.
> This I very much support. So far I like all your ideas.

I think a per-vote quorum would work well not just for e-mail but for all
meetings.  One problem is that sometimes someone steps out of the IRC

Also an absention should not count against the unanimous requirement.

-- John

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