[Members] Proposal 1 - Board Limit proposal

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Thu Oct 8 03:56:22 CDT 2009

On Wed Oct  7 23:28:45 2009, Jack Moffitt wrote:
> PROPOSAL 1: Limit the board to 3, 4, or 5 members.
>  The bylaws specify the board must have a size of between 3 and 7
> members inclusive.  The XSF has already limited to the council to 5,
> and it has been proposed to limit the board similarly. The  
> membership
> has recently voted to limit the board to 3 members.
>  This proposal would change the bylaws so that the board size could
> be any number between 3 and 5 members, inclusive.
The membership can already choose to do this - I'm not clear why the  
membership is to be denied the choice to increase the Board size if  
it so chooses?

>  In addition, in order to avoid a deadlock vote, if the size of the
> board is an even number of members, the Executive Director would  
> cast
> the tie breaking vote. Obviously this means the ED cannot break a  
> vote
> for the ED; tie votes for the ED position will be resolved by the
> process in PROPOSAL 2.
I disagree with Proposal 2, therefore I obviously disagree with this  
- I think in the event that the Executive Director position is empty,  
the tie is resolved by a casting vote by the Chair. (But see my  
additional proposal about appealing appointments).

>  This should resolve the problems with 4 board members, and also the
> problem if a 5 member board lost a member.
Only, of course, for the Section 4.7 vote to replenish the Board.

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