Re: [lac-discuss-en] Vote LACRALO on the motion proposed by Alejandro Pisanty
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I am disappointed that it requires a motion for policy issues to be
discussed at LACRALO calls. The point of the RALO is to do just that -
disseminate information on various policies to the members, discuss, and
revert to the ALAC with the regional POV. As many have indicated, in the
past it was done all the time. Now, not any more.
So obviously I am in favor of the outcome. However, generally, I am not one
for mandating behavior. If the motion passes, what is the proposed
mechanism for ensuring compliance? Do we remove the Chair and/or
Secretariat for not complying? What happens if there is urgent non-policy
business (such as the final steps in a Showcase) and the meeting is turned
to that purpose instead of a policy discussion?
Mandates are useful at times, but restrictive.
I'm also not comfortable with the time limits on the policy discussion on
the agenda. Maybe more time is needed, maybe less. If the discussion is
wrapped up quickly- maybe people need time to think, research, discuss with
their ALS membership - the motion as proposed does not leave flexibility in
the agenda - do we stay on the policy issue for 30 minutes even if the
discussion took 10?
I sum, I agree with the idea behind the motion, that policy needs to be a
focus in LACRALO, but I think that IF we are to have a motion to mandate
policy discussion, this one needs some serious amendment for it to be
workable. I also really think that mandating is a bad step. If we need to
force people to discuss policy, we need to look at the people we have. If
they're not interested in policy, then why are they here?
Jacqueline A. Morris
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On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 12:36 PM, Jacqueline Morris <
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> Jacqueline A. Morris
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> On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 8:47 PM, <hcarrascob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>> Subject: Vote LACRALO on the motion proposed by Alejandro Pisanty
>> From: hcarrascob@xxxxxxxxx
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>> We decided to add two more days for comment before starting
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