From Facilitation Working Group 12.21.11
Proposal to be brought to the General Assembly 12.22.11
A proposal with two elements. It is a request that the GA approve the use of the space at 56 Walker St, on an interim basis, for holding the General Assemblies (4 per week) and Spokes Councils (3 per week) for the two week period beginning December 26, 2011 and ending January 8, 2012.
The second element is a request for approval of $3,000 to pay for the use of the space for that two week period. The ground floor and basement spaces at 56 Walker will be available for groups within Occupy Wall St to use from 11am to 11pm every day. On Sunday the hours of availability will be 11am to 9pm. The fee includes the cost of utilities. The space has web access. As this is an interim arrangement there will be no security deposit required. The landlord does ask that OWS provide security for the space throughout the hours of use. They ask that individuals entrusted with opening, supervising & closing the space meet with them before this arrangement begins.
In solidarity with OWS they have offered the use of the space this coming Saturday, Christmas Eve and Sunday, Christmas Day for $100 /per day. This fee will cover staffing for the weekend. Thus the total funding request is $3200.