[council] SCBO 1st Draft of 5YS&OP + FY21 Draft Budget

Tom Dale tomwdale at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 21:47:01 UTC 2020

Thank you Berry.

I have two issues to raise about the “General Comments” section:

First Bullet Point: I know Council used the same wording in last year’s comments<https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/comments-fy20-budget-17dec18/attachments/20190211/71fb0477/GNSOCouncil-FY20BudgetandOperatingPlanComments_1.0-0001.pdf> on the FY20 OP+Budget, but is it really appropriate to say that “It is an honor to be part of ensuring ICANN’s accountability…”? I can see input on the Budget and 5YS as a responsibility under both the EC and as part of Council’s general policy oversight role. “An honor” would seem to be a tad overdone.

Fourth Bullet Point: Council seems to have been making the same point for some years now that “it is difficult to approximate the levels of financial support  provided directly and indirectly to the various Supporting Organizations, Advisory Groups, and associated Stakeholder Groups and Constituencies.” (I doubt Council is the only one with this concern). If this doesn’t seem to be improving should there be a stronger line taken?

My apologies if I have overlooked some history or context, in which case I claim ignorance, old age or both



From: council <council-bounces at gnso.icann.org> on behalf of "policy at bacinblack.com" <policy at bacinblack.com>
Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 8:50 am
To: "council at gnso.icann.org" <council at gnso.icann.org>
Subject: [council] SCBO 1st Draft of 5YS&OP + FY21 Draft Budget

Dear Council,

On behalf of the SCBO Chair, the following is submitted.

Please find attached a GNSO Council’s working draft from the SCBO on ICANN’s draft Five Year Strategic and Operating Plan, including comments on the draft FY21 budget. The public proceeding will close 25 Feb. 2020.

The SCBO welcomes suggested edits or ideas to consider either through red-lines of the attached draft or you they can be sent over the mailing list.  Below is the proposed schedule of the SCBO:

SCBO Schedule:

  *   10 Feb – GNSO Council documents & motion deadline
  *   12 Feb – 4th SCBO meeting
  *   18 Feb – Meet with the CCNSO’s SOPC to share draft positions at 16:00UTC
  *   20 Feb – GNSO Council meeting (SCBO on AoB)
  *   25 Feb – Deadline to submit comments
  *   08 Mar – Joint session at ICANN67 w/ SOPC; (8 March at 15:00 local time)

Please advise if you have any questions.

Thank you.


Berry Cobb
GNSO Policy Consultant

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