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RE: [council] Additional topic and motion for this weeks agenda

Another issue is that the vote may occur before any necessary elections
have been held.  If we're voting at our next meeting (3 September), that
will definitely be true w/r/t IPC.  

BTW, the characterization of my term is incorrect in the chart.  My
initial term would have ended after the Cairo meeting. Because it was
unclear as to how long new terms would be and what responsibilities
Councilors would have, the IPC amended its bylaws to temporarily extend
the terms of its officers and the two Council reps whose terms would
have ended after Cairo (me and Cyril).  That term extension is tied to
the seating of the new Council and ends soon.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Gomes, Chuck
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 8:28 AM
To: Adrian Kinderis; Avri Doria; Council GNSO; Robert Hoggarth
Subject: RE: [council] Additional topic and motion for this weeks agenda


It seems to me that if we follow this approach, any vote on a travel
policy that provides possible funding for all Councilors would create a
conflict for everyone who plans to request travel funds.  Because a
majority of Councilors may fit that category, we would never be able to
achieve a majority if they all abstained. Also, the decision would then
be left to those who are not going to request the funds, which I am not
sure is fair.

I personally think that we should try to get more information about what
the actual need may be so that we know what we are actually dealing
with.  In the case of the RyC, we have one Council seat that will be up
for election.  Assuming that my seat and Edmon's are left in tack, that
means that we have the possibility of having either three or four people
affected by this motion; three if Jordi is re-elected; four if a new
person is selected to fill his seat.  I for one will not be requesting
travel funds and I will check with Edmon and Jordi.

Rob - would you please resend the analysis that was done regarding
Council seats that shows which seats are termed out, which ones are
continuing, etc.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Adrian Kinderis
> Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 3:00 AM
> To: Avri Doria; Council GNSO
> Subject: RE: [council] Additional topic and motion for this weeks 
> agenda
> Avri,
> I propose that if and when this motion is made that all Councillors 
> that may not be continuing on the new Council due to the 
> reorganisation abstain from voting as they are significantly 
> conflicted. That is; they are effectively voting for their own free 
> trip to ICANN.
> Thanks.
> Adrian Kinderis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Avri Doria
> Sent: Thursday, 13 August 2009 2:31 AM
> To: Council GNSO
> Subject: [council] Additional topic and motion for this weeks agenda
> Hi,
> Since I was not able to send the proposed letter on increased travel 
> support due to the absence of consensus, I have added it as an AOB 
> topic to the agenda and have included a possible motion.  Since this 
> letter has been on the table and list for consensus consideration for 
> over 2 weeks, I hope that it is acceptable to put it forward for this 
> week's meeting.
> the motion (as yet not made or seconded):
> Motion made by:
> Seconded by:
> Whereas:
> The plan is to seat the new council in Seoul,
> and current council members may not longer be council members at that 
> time
> Resolved:
> Send the following letter:
> Letter to Kevin Wilson,
> I have been mandated by the GNSO council, by a vote of XX to YY, to 
> request support not only for the members of the new bi-cameral council

> to be seated at Seoul, but also for those current council members who 
> may not be continuing on the new council due to the reorganization.
> The reason this request is being made is to provide continuity to the 
> GNSO council at this time of restructuring, reorganization and 
> 'improvement.'
> Thank you
> Avri Doria
> for the GNSO Council
> --
> thanks
> a.