Establishing of Quorum for holding #NYCGA

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In order to begin to determine how to set a fair Quorum threashold for holding an fully empowered #NYCGA our community needs to establish how many active Groups make up the assembly at any given time.

An active #NYCGA Working Group would be defined s a group who has had a public event which has been posted on and has submitted meeting minutes within 30 days of when quorom is taken.

This verfication process would be informal & would be used if the GA consents setting a threashold in the future.

A New York General Assembly must have a full facilitation Team (as determined by the Fac WG), Minutes, Livestream, De Escalation and at least 9/10ths of the number of existing #NYCGA working groups of people assembled to consent on any proposal.

Members of facilitation, Minutes, Livestream, De Escalation, proposers should be included in the count of people assembled.

Park Security, Animals, Food Vendors & Uniformed Police Officers should not be included in the quorum count.

If a Full Facilaition Team is not put forth and/or the required number have not assembled the Assembly should continue but should use consensus process to determine the nature of the community discussion.

All proposals should be tabled & brought forth at the next #NYCGA.

(As of 9/1 there are 91 Working Groups on To Have Quorum there would need to be 82 People Assembled to hold a #NYCGA)



5 Responses to “Establishing of Quorum for holding #NYCGA”

  1. Shawn CarriƩ

    Pretty good proposal. I like how you came up with the number 82.

    Only thing I would change is the requirement for Deescalation to be present. It’s not clearly defined who is a member of “the De-Escalation Working Group”, and deescalating a situation is something that someone who isn’t a member of “the De-Escalation Working Group” with the proper attitude and skills can do.

    Also, Livetweets?

  2. Owen

    Is this proposal a do-over? If so why? I was present at the NYCGA that was held at Liberty on Sept. 9, 2012. It was a very long GA and very important in that two proposals were passed, one was the lifting of the spending freeze and the other was the establishment of quorum for the GA. The Sept.1 GA was well attended, was streamed and facilitated by members of the facilitation working group.

    Presently, there are no records of the Sept. 1, 2012, GA ever having taken place on NYCGA.NET, let alone the status of passed or tabled proposals.

    I believe that all financial proposals on the agenda for today’s GA, Sept. 8, schedule would be out of process if this is not addressed and hopefuly clarified and resolved favorably.