[council] Motion deadline per operating procedures
cgomes at verisign.com
Wed Dec 1 19:52:58 UTC 2010
My guess is, if we took a survey of Councilors, many would not interpret days so literally as you do and I suspect that the GCOT didn’t mean it that literally either. But I will point out that Glen sent a message reminding Councilors of the 8-day advance requirement and noted that motions were due by 30 November. Glen did that at my request and as you can tell, I have never interpreted the requirement as 192 hours. If it means 192 hours, then I suspect that we have missed the deadline many times in the past.
Regardless, I still maintain that we should spend our time focusing on the issues not the process, especially when we are talking about something where we clearly had different understandings regarding the deadline.
From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Tim Ruiz
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 12:00 PM
To: council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: [council] Motion deadline per operating procedures
The relevant paragraph in section 3.3 of our operating procedures
clearly states that motions must be submitted "...no later than 8 days
before the GNSO Council meeting." Given that our meeting is scheduled to
begin at 1900 UTC on the 8th, neither of the motions submitted yesterday
by Mary and Kristina met the deadline of 1900 UTC the 30th.
Again, given that ICANN involves one or more days of travel for many of
us, and that any 8 day period also includes at least one weekend, I
think it is crucial that motions are submitted as soon as possible and
the deadline should be strictly observed.
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