NYC Operational Spokes Council 1/9/2012 (Summary)

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NOTE: This is a brief summary that is posted prior to formal minutes. This summary is NOT all-inclusive. It includes only major highlights (discussion topics, proposals, and meeting dates/times/locations announced). This summary is compiled via Livetweets and Livestream viewing.


– Proposals

*Tech Ops Proposal: Voice Services options, 25K minutes for $1,500 or 50K minutes for $2,500, or stop phone service altogether. RESULT: CONSENSUS (no standasides)

*Tech Ops Proposal: reimbursement: $1,216.77 to be paid to Tom Gillis in reimbursement for several months of server fees. RESULT: CONSENSUS (no standasides)

*Stop Stop and Frisk Proposal: Buttons: $758 per week for three weeks for Stop Stop and Frisk buttons. Accepted friendly amendments: Use OccuPrinting instead for 3,000 buttons for $690/week; sticker on the reverse side with the Occupy number (855-NYCGA-411); encourage donations, which will go towards future button costs; donations URL on back of the button; two weeks instead of three weeks; commit to looking into using a button-maker for future button needs. RESULT: CONSENSUS (no standasides)

*Safer Spaces Proposal: Discussion on draft community agreements. RESULT: Much discussion. Send your comments to or comment on the document, which can be found at under Safer Spaces documents section.

*Outreach Proposal: J15 Candlelight Vigil: $8,000 for J15 MLK candlelight vigil at Riverside Church, $6,000 for church security, tech and clean-up crews, $1,00 for candles, cups and matches, and $1,000 discretionary fund. Accepted friendly amendments: No protest signs at the vigil; try to recoop donations and let Screen Printing Guild help fundraise at the event; make it $2,000 for candles, cups and matches, get rid of the $1,000 discretionary fund, and return what isn’t used; reach out to POC Caucus and tie J16 and J17 events all together. RESULT: CONSENSUS (14 stand-asides) BUT THEN RESCINDED¬†when an individual offered to write a check for $8,000. (Note: Consensus was called at the end of Spokes Council, then rescinded via mic check outside of space by the facilitator)

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