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Friday, February 17, 2006


No Room at the Inn

The GNSO Council is in the process of organizing their second major policy development process -- this time the focus will be on everything that they have so far failed to even start to discuss in the prior PDP. As part of the organization process (which is still lacking the bylaws-required Public Comment period -- yes, it should have started ten days ago already), the Council has decided to form a task force that will exclude participants from the GNSO General Assembly.

On 16/17 February 2006, Council unanimously passed the following motion:

"The Council resolves:

That the Council wishes to appoint a task force for the PDP initiated on 6 February 2006 (PDP-Feb06) that consists of the full Council, including the Council members appointed by the Nominating Committee, the At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) liaisons.

That constituencies have the option to appoint representatives to the task force in place of their Council members.

That the Council recommends that the constituencies ensure that there is at least one council member from the constituency on the task force.

That Council members, who are not members of the task force, have observer status on the task force, and thus receive mail from the mailing lists and be able to attend task force calls and meetings as observers."

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