On Tue, May 31, 2022 at 3:33 PM Jake via sudo-discuss <
As delegate I have to represent the interests of the sudoroom membership on
issues that affect everyone. I haven't got a lot of responses to other
proposals i've put forward.
I want to remind everyone that the best way to stay involved with omni-wide
decisions is to join the consensus email list, and even attend delegates'
meetings if you like. They're open to everyone.
Below is a proposal to let the events booking group have a fund made from
that events bring in, that they can make use of with less supervision, in
interests of improving the process of putting on events. It's an important
moneymaking group at Omni and I trust them to do a good job with it.
If nobody objects then i'll say Sudoroom is in favor of this proposal.
sudoroom's delegate to the omni commons
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Date: Tue, 31 May 2022 15:21:57 -0700
From: Yardena Cohen <yardenack(a)gmail.com>
To: Jake <jake(a)spaz.org>
Cc: consensus <consensus(a)lists.omnicommons.org>
Subject: Re: [omni-consensus] Fwd: Proposed budget process for the events
Yes, ideally all collective members would take an active interest in
every detail of Omni's operations.
In practice, the delegates often have to use their own judgement to
figure out which things need to be escalated to the status of a "full
community-wide proposal" and which things are just minor operational
changes which fall reasonably within the parameters of prior consensus
decisions. That's the balance we've struck in our own pragmatic mix of
direct vs representative democracy. I would welcome proposals to add
more clear structure around this. Tbh this proposal is my attempt at
creating some structure which solves some of that problem.
I am not a delegate and I don't really care either way. I just want
other folks to consider it, and the consensus list is the place to
start those conversations.
On Tue, May 31, 2022 at 3:07 PM Jake <jake(a)spaz.org> wrote:
Is this not a proposal that delegates need to put before their
do the delegates have the ability to decide on
their own? I don't
On Tue, 31 May 2022, Yardena Cohen wrote:
> I would like the delegates to consider this proposal. Instead of event
> income going directly to omni's general funds, the events team would
> get its own bank account, make regular transfers of $6k/mo (when
> available) to omni checking, and keep any surplus as an independent
> operating budget. The events team would decide what to do with this
> budget. What do you all think?
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> From: Yardena Cohen <yardenack(a)gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, May 26, 2022 at 8:15 AM
> Subject: Proposed budget process for the events team
> To: events at omni <events(a)lists.omnicommons.org>rg>, finance
> Hey all, I'd like to float an idea for you all. What if the events
> team had its own money and could set its own budget? My idea is that:
> * events wg gets its own bank account
> * all event income goes into that account
> * all event expenses come from that account
> * events wg can make its own internal/autonomous decisions about who
> gets access to that account and how money comes/goes (as long as
> decisions are transparent and standard 501c3 rules are followed)
> * events wg makes a regular transfer of $6k each month to omni's
> * beyond that, all funds are kept by the
> I think that, over time, this bank account would grow, and the events
> group would be able to do great things with it. This would hopefully
> lead to less micromanaging from the delegates / the rest of the omni
> community and remove some pressure by setting clear and finite
> expectations. Decisions about work should be made by the people doing
> the work. Leftover money could also be used to pay stipends to enable
> more people to do work who aren't independently wealthy.
> What do you all think of this idea?
> consensus mailing list
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