I request that we vote the "Meetings by Teleconference" as a separate
item from the overall proposed changes.
My past experience on other "Boards" gives me significant concerns on
1. Regardless of the notice given, people travel and are unavailable for
the calls at the times scheduled. Other Boards address this issue by having
assigned alternates who can vote for the primary person. In our case we have
no alternates to vote for us. Other Boards also set a higher level of approval
votes for teleconference votes. For example 50% Yes votes of all eligible
members regardless of how many members are on the call is used by some
2. We already have two methods/venues for voting. We vote at Plenary
sessions. We vote by email ballot including ballots of short duration.
Therefore I do not see the reason for another method particularly without
addressing the concerns in point number 1.
Therefore I would currently oppose this P&P change.
In a message dated 2/20/2005 4:32:16 PM Central Standard Time,
I am concerned that
opposition on certain subtopics of the EC Membership and Meetings’ P&P
Revision ballot may be so strong as to defeat the whole ballot.
Accordingly I wish to conduct a quick strawpoll on the
Is your opposition to the
following text so strong that you would vote against the ‘EC Membership and
Meetings’ revision ballot regardless of its other content?
188.8.131.52 Meetings by
Teleconference meetings of the EC may be
held. Any teleconference meeting where formal business is conducted
shall be announced along with an agenda identifying topics to be addressed
30 days in advance on the EC reflector. No formal actions can be taken
on items not included on the announced agenda. The teleconference
shall be announced by the EC Chair or his designee. Quorum and voting
requirements of section 7.1.4 shall apply. Openness requirements
If the answer to this
question is yes, please send me a quick e-mail so I can tally the
opposition. If the answer is no, you need not reply.
Senior Member Technical
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