[council] Annual Meeting now Tunisia?
Amadeu Abril i Abril
Amadeu at abril.info
Mon Sep 22 05:18:27 UTC 2003
I support your move here. As you point out, the deadline is not the
Annual Meeting, but October 1. Making Carthage the Annual Meeting
changes nothing in this regard.
I would also suggest that you should notify ICANN Board, and GC that:
* Constituencies are in the process of running the elections, but that
the October 1st meeting will not be met (and therefore, explore with GC
the possibility to extend as provisional the current Council until the
arrival of new members).
* that the Council's consensus position is to ask for an amendment of
the Bylaws so as to have 3 reps from constituency, and that this will be
submitted for Board consideration during the Annual Meeting (and ask to
publish such proposal for amendemnt accoridng to ICANN's procedures, as
this is clearly more than a simple technical amendment; if not done so,
no action could be taken in Carthage, I am afraid).
* State that the uncertainty on the number of reps make the shceduled
elections somehow problematic. As a last ressource, the Council could
ask the Board to immediately amend Article XX, section 5, clause 8 so as
to read "December 1" (ie, a month after Carthage, where a final decison
on amending or not the bylaws regarding the issue of seats should be
taken). This is a "minor" amendment, implying no policy or structural
change and could therefgore be adopted by the Board on a telconf without
prior public consultation, IMHO.
In the meanwhile, consitunceies should follow your wise advice to start
the nomination/election process (2+1 "in the fridge") ASAP.
Amadeu, who is btw much more interested in the wildcard issue...
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