Consensus Update from 02/05/2012 GA

As the notes have not yet arrived in their entirety, and to keep transparency and provide as much notice as possible, these are the Proposals from Sunday night’s GA. The first reached consensus, but did not follow the correct procedures for notification so must be readdressed. The second was tabled and will be addressed by the General Assembly tonight, Monday, February 6, 2012 for a consensus call on Tuesday.

Proposal: Create an Occupy San Diego Impeachment list. (This was an “emergency” proposal in response to blatant theft by an individual at the #F8 County Summit. We have no process for emergency proposals, so this proposal will have to be re-called to consensus at a later date.)

a)      GA will be the only body that can add or remove individuals from the Impeachment list.

b)      Individuals on this list cannot participate, nor be included in quorum, in any decision making functions of Occupy San Diego. These include, but are not limited to Occupy San Diego General Assembly, Occupy San Diego Committees, Occupy San Diego Working Groups, and event planning meetings. If an individual on the impeachment list does actively participate in the process, any decisions made by that group are void.

c)       Individuals on this list will not be able to utilize Occupy San Diego property, finances, or media services, however food, water and medical services will not be denied if available.

d)      Only one person can be added to the list per-proposal.

e)      The individual specified in an impeachment proposal may not block the proposal.

f)       An impeachment proposal cannot be an emergency proposal

g)      Causes for impeachment include…

i) Overt acts of violence resulting in bodily injury

ii) Documented misappropriation of Occupy San Diego funds or assets, or a documented attempt at such

iii) Open and willful disregard for GA-consensed or approved Committee consensed process, policy, or procedure.

Proposal: John B. Kenney is to be put on the Impeachment list

[Blocked, On Agenda for Monday, 2/6/12]

Also, there is a second emergency proposal spurred by the same incident that was submitted by an individual today and will be brought up in crowd-storming tonight. It’s being included here so that the group can reference the language when it is brought up.

Individual Crowd-Storming Proposal: for 2/6/12

That OSD adopt the following language consensed to by the Occupy North County GA, to be adopted as A Charter for OSD’s nascent Accountability Committee, and to supplant the Impeachment Procedure recently consensed upon.  Recognizing that the following represents overlap with our other recently-formed “Empowerment Committee”, and further proposing that we collapse these two Committees together for the purpose of providing Mediation within OSD.

“As provided for in the First Amendment, which constitutes the justification for the Occupy movement, we seek a culture of transparency, open dialogue and free exchange of ideas to create an invaluable opportunity for networking and organizing. Instances of discrimination, hate speech or violence will not be tolerated.  [Revise the last sentence to add “willful and repeated violation of OSD’s GA-consensed policies and procedures, or malfeasance” to the list, following “violence”, deleting the “or” preceding that and adding a comma.]

“To that end, we propose that the Peacekeepers be empowered to facilitate, mediate and moderate physical and virtual interactions within ONC.  [replace ONC with Occupy San Diego].

“The Peacekeeping Committee has collectively determined the need for a mediation process. Any party can request mediation. The mediation process shall include at least 3 members of the Peacekeeping Committee who will address and clearly document the incident, and give the involved parties an opportunity for mediation before any action is taken. The documentation of any incident will be made available to any party upon request, as soon as possible.”

[Look for it in crowd-storming tonight]

As you can see, GA tonight should be contentious, and all voices are encouraged to be present and heard.



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