NYCGA 1/7/2012 (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

*Tampa Funding proposal: $1500 for bail and encampment equipment funds, $500 to get people from NYC to Tampa. Accepted friendly amendments: Accounting will wait to cut a check until Tampa GA approves wanting the money and the minutes of that GA are sent to Accounting; $500 of bail money will come back to OWS fund after the court dates. RESULT: CONSENSUS (3 STAND-ASIDES)

*Breakout Discussion on Freezing OWS Funds until another occupation begins.

*Emergency Proposal: Breakout Session to decide what to do about 86th St church issue.

– Resulted in proposal: GA reccommends to Housing Working Group that Jeff and Jason step down and affirms that Housing should be run horizontally with no one empowered above anyone else, and that churches should be informed of this. Accepted friendly amendments: Lauren will step up as point person if Jeff and Jason do step down. RESULT: DID NOT PASS (12 STAND-ASIDES, 23 IN FAVOR, 9 OPPOSED)

– Announcements

*Monday, 2pm at 60 Wall St, there’s a presentation by an organization that preserves the Earth’s tropical rainforest and address question of what it will take to create an environmentally sustainable, just human society on earth.

*Sunday, 6pm at 60 Wall St, @LibertySqGA team will meet!

*Radio show doing a segment on who we are and why we occupy

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