[maemo-community] Getting the ball rolling for council elections, and proposal to lengthen terms

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Sat Aug 1 18:05:54 EEST 2009
On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 15:29, Dave Neary<dneary at maemo.org> wrote:
> I would also like to propose that we concurrently run a referendum (yes,
> another one) on lengthening the council's term to one year.
> From a purely practical point of view, it's a pain in the bum running
> these elections so often, it eats a bunch of time that could be spent
> doing other stuff. So it's almost entirely selfish of me.

Apart from the question about what it is you, and others advocating
the lengthening, think hasn't been able to have traction on; I'm also
interested in what it is about running the elections which is so time
consuming for you and how it can be streamlined.

Things like announcements can fall under the jurisdiction of the
current council chair, but I doubt that's the most time consuming
thing you've been doing.

> Not completely, though. It seems to me that the 4 months between an
> election and the start of the next election process

Except the majority of the elected council can be working for 6 months
of that (I'll keep the objections somewhere else though, and wanted to
concentrate on identifying the problems in the election processes).



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
Maemo Community Council chair
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