[atrt2] FW: Message from Brian Cute - ATRT2 Chair

Larisa B. Gurnick larisa.gurnick at icann.org
Mon Sep 23 23:22:46 UTC 2013

Please see Patrik's response to Brian's question pertaining to the Finance.

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrik Fältström [mailto:paf at frobbit.se] 
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2013 1:07 AM
To: Alice Jansen
Cc: Larisa B. Gurnick; Julie Hedlund
Subject: Re: Message from Brian Cute - ATRT2 Chair

On 22 sep 2013, at 10:06, Patrik Fältström <paf at frobbit.se> wrote:

> On 22 aug 2013, at 16:55, Alice Jansen <alice.jansen at icann.org> wrote:
>> Brian Cute has responded the the request for clarification. The question is as follows:
>> The question is: "Does your AC or SO have any facts to offer that show the need for a Recommendation regarding ICANN's management of it finances."
>> I hope this helps.
> Once a year when we change FY, there are issues related to the budget be approved so late, and because of that it impacts the ability to act when coming into the new FY. There must be a better way of approving costs that are early in the FY. Alternatively, there should be an absolute "NO" to trying to do things in panic after the budget/cost is approved.
> For example things related to the first ICANN meeting after the FY started. If the cost is approved too late, the actions should be pushed to the following meeting.

Or, to express this differently, there is an unclear difference or connection between budget and approval for costs.


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