NYC OPERATIONAL SPOKES COUNCIL DAY 150
Location: Riverside Church
Facilitation: Anthony, Sean, David
Reportbacks: Kitchen, Occupy Info, Town Planning, quasi-reportback about march today from facilitator Anthony
Proposal: Create a Budget Process for Spokes Council (Accounting) – Discussion
Proposal: Not use petty cash (Accounting) – Consensus
Proposal: Start Meeting at scheduled time (Town Planning) – Tabled
Announcements: Outreach, Media, InfoHub, GA Council, Marisa
Proposal to Create a Budget Process for Spokes Council (Accounting): Follow-up reiterates spending proposal has no time-limit. Discussion of where our money currently is, what bank, how much in each account. Grand total $192k including bailout fund. Accounting has been interviewing bookkeepers, looking for professional help
Proposal: Petty cash is awful, rife with corruption, never use it again
FA – Ask all groups to bring projected budget, and create budget from those figures: not accepted.
1 Stand-aside (Think Tank)
Proposal: meeting should start at 7pm, people present can choose new facilitation team and call meeting to order. No distribution of metrocards in same room, no adjournment for food or Metrocards (Town Planning)
FA – Spokes Council has to have 7 spokes signed in on sheet: accepted.
FA – Facilitation, Minutes (someone from the Working Group, not a random volunteer), livestreamer have to be present: partially rejected, only livestreamer has to be present
[At this point, Sean stepped down as facilitator]
FA – Allow Metrocards to be distributed at Spokes Council: rejected.
FA – Start at 7:15pm, at least 10 legitimate spokes need to be present, 25 people total, total does not include facilitation: rejected.
[At this point, the moderator repping the church mentions that she is not happy with what she hears from
the recent SC’s and if it continues, may not recommend the church to give OWS the space for free]
FA – Set quorum at 25 spokes: rejected
FA – Adjournment for food: rejected.
[At this point, David stepped up to help facilitate]
Result: Proposal tabled
1. Outreach: next Occupy Town Square in Tompkins Square Park on 2/26/12
2. Nick (Media): How to livestream, teach-in will be at town square
3. James (InfoHub): Info Project consolidating a list of all groups projects, contact email@example.com
4. Trish (GA Council): General Assembly Council will have meeting February 18th, 11am-1pm at 60 Wall Street.
5. Marisa: Sunday meeting at 16 Beaver, how to become sustainable as a movement