[council] [new draft] Proposed GNSO Council Comment on FY20 ICANN Budget

McGrady, Paul D. PMcGrady at winston.com
Wed Feb 6 15:53:18 UTC 2019


I have the draft into the IPC for review and comment, but my initial take (and this is a personal view, not necessarily the view if the IPC), but this document goes way beyond what I thought the purpose of this Standing Committee would be.  I was under the impression that this group would address those things within the purview of the GNSO Council (PDP development.  Full stop.) and leave other issues to the C/SG’s.  This document goes much further than that – for example, it jumps to the conclusion that the ALAC is over resourced and under representative.  I’m not sure that is a Council position.  In fact, I’m pretty sure that has never been in front of any of us at the table as a matter of voting.  Michele’s point about Staff and Board funding is another example.

While I respect the idea behind this Standing Committee, I don’t think it can be used as a blunt instrument for us to try to excise anything that the committee members don’t particularly like about ICANN (the reference to “secret contracts” for example).

Again, the IPC may tell me something different after they have read it, but my impression is that this document needs to go back to the team for a quick redraft focusing on PDP issues.


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I object to the comment in its current form.
I do not think that singling out either Board or Staff expenditure as currently proposed is appropriate for a Council comment.



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From: council <council-bounces at gnso.icann.org<mailto:council-bounces at gnso.icann.org>> on behalf of Ayden Férdeline <icann at ferdeline.com<mailto:icann at ferdeline.com>>
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Date: Sunday 3 February 2019 at 17:31
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Subject: [council] [new draft] Proposed GNSO Council Comment on FY20 ICANN Budget

Dear all,

The Standing Committee on Budget and Operations has prepared a new draft of a proposed GNSO Council comment on the FY20 Budget and Operating Plan. Please find attached, both clean and redlined versions.

There are two key changes from the previous version. First, we have worked with Councilors who raised concerns around the bullet point about the fellowship program, and in this draft this language has been refined. Second, we have inserted a new bullet point calling for an upgrade to the GNSO's website to be prioritized, following the resourcing discussion at the Strategic Planning Session.

Absent any objections from a member of the Council we are seeking to submit this comment on behalf of the GNSO Council on 8 February 2019. If possible, please raise any concerns by 13:00 UTC on Wednesday, 6 February 2019 so that we have sufficient time to address them.

Thank you.

Best wishes,
Ayden Férdeline

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On Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:58 PM, Ayden Férdeline <icann at ferdeline.com<mailto:icann at ferdeline.com>> wrote:

Dear all,

On behalf of the GNSO Council's Standing Committee on ICANN Budget and Operations, please find attached our draft comment on the proposed FY20 Budget and Operating Plan for your review and consideration. Absent any objections from a member of the Council we are seeking to submit this comment on behalf of the GNSO Council on 8 February 2019.

We have our next call on Monday, 28 January at 14:00 UTC. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggested edits which you can share before this call, we will gladly table them for discussion on this call. Alternatively we can address any concerns or questions that are raised after 28 January via email.

If possible, please raise any concerns by 1 February 2019 at 14:00 UTC so that the SCBO is able to address these concerns and to share a revised draft with the Council with sufficient time for you to review the final version. Thank you!

Finally, there is one paragraph in the proposed comment that is highlighted in yellow. This is in reference to the Document Drafting and Development pilot program. At this time the SCBO does not have a firm view on whether or not this text should remain. We would appreciate input from the Council on whether or not this paragraph should remain, be edited, or deleted.

Best wishes,
Ayden Férdeline

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