[council] Upcoming & Outstanding Action Items

Michael D. Palage michael at palage.com
Wed Aug 31 16:16:44 UTC 2005

Dear Council Members  :

I just wanted to comment on the thread about 17 out of 20
recommendations from last year's independent review regarding improving
the effectiveness of the GNSO Council (and thus the GNSO) which have not
yet been implemented. I have been going through the independent review
(http://gnso.icann.org/reviews/gnso-review-sec4-22dec04.pdf) and I fully
agree that not all the recommendations have been implemented. However, I
believe that things are perhaps a little better than the 3 out of 20
(15%) figures that have been referenced to date. 

I spoke with Olof just a couple of hours ago and he mentioned that staff
would be providing Council with a mapping of these 20 recommendations
shortly .  I look forward to reviewing this document as I am sure
Council does as well. I think it is important to acknowledge the
contributions that Olof, Glen and Maria are making in trying to increase
the efficiency and effectiveness of Council. There is a lot of heavy
lifting over the next couple of months heading into Vancouver, however,
I am confident that by everyone pulling in the same direction we will be
able to achieve the collective goal we all seek.

Looking forward to the upcoming Council call tomorrow (Sept 1) as well
as the Terms of Reference Call with the Board on Sept 8th. Although I
have had a number of positive replies from some board members regarding
their availability for this call, some Board members have existing
conflicts that will prevent them from participating.  

One other final inquiry, does any constituency or individual
representative have any intention of submitting any comment to the Strat
Plan. Unfortunately Sept 2 is the deadline for both the GNSO terms of
reference and responses to the additional Strat Plan questions.

Best regards,

Michael D. Palage

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