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Re: [802SEC] +++Motion to amend March 2009 venue from Rome IT to Vancouver BC+++urgent--please cast your vote quickly+++open: 26NOV07

With a great deal of regret I will support this motion.

I want nNA venues
I would dearly love to go to Rome for tourist/personal reasons

BUT, the evidence seems to be that the proposed Rome venue is:
         - Not big enough
         - Too expensive by all historical standards
         - Probably too expensive by future standards
         - A logistical catastrophe waiting to happen
                 - Access from overflow hotels
                 - Access to non-hotel facilities
(And since I have no WG constituency I feel free to cast my vote-free 
weight based on my own evaluation of the issues)
I therefore support Vancouver


At 10:56 AM 11/26/2007 , Paul Nikolich wrote:
>Dear EC members,
>Since LMSC does not have any commitments that  are impossible to undo the 
>below motion is in order.  Buzz requested a quick resolution to this 
>ballot (under 3 days) because the potential venues need a commitment from 
>802 soon, please cast your ballot as quickly as possible.
>The ballot opens 2pm ET Monday 26NOV 2007 and closes the earlier of 2pm ET 
>6DEC 2007 or 24 hours after all eligible EC members have cast a vote.
>The motion under consideration:
>Moved Thaler, Second Grow: Motion to amend the "previously adopted motion" 
>to replace "Rome" with "Vancouver".
>"the previously adopted motion" = "Motion to approve the selection of 
>Rome, Italy as the venue for the March 2009 Plenary Session", 8/6/1 Passed
>(this is from item 10.02 nNA Plenary venue survey results and final venue 
>selection at the closing EC meeting.)
>Therefore the text under consideration is:
>"Motion to approve the selection of Vancouver, B.C. Canada as the venue 
>for the March 2009 Plenary Session"*.
>*note: I replaced the word "Italy" with "B.C. Canada" as an editorial 
>correction to the motion to amend
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