Not alphabetical. Working Groups as self-described & posted at City Hall
Another name for a committee. Autonoumously generated. Anyone can start one. Represents only itself.
General Assembly (GA)
Discussion & decision making body of the whole. Decisions made by G.A. represent Occupy Philadelphia
Those in a GA, through regular participation & availability, able to serve as Principle Contacts
Coordinating Committee (CoCo)
Vets & sends proposals to Facilitation, which puts them on agenda for GA & discussion. OPEN TO ALL. Voting limited to those representing WG.
Stage manages agenda for GA. Experienced facilitators available to help guide meetings in WG’s and elsewhere if needed.
The guidelines agreed to manage decision making. Not fixed. Open to revision & change by the GA.
1) Facilitator asks for QUALIFYING QUESTIONS (what is this about? What does it entail?) STACK is taken for those who want to speak
2) Facilitator asks for CONCERNS. STACK is taken for those who want to speak
3)FRIENDLY AMENDMENTS. Suggested changes subordinate to Proposal itself. STACK is taken4)Non-Binding STRAW POLL by show of hands, first of FRIENDLY AMENDMENTS, then of PROPOSAL 5)Binding vote. Super majority (currently defined as 2/3rd) required for approval or rejection,
6) If there is no clear majority for either FRIENDLY AMENDMENT or PROPOSAL, discussion may be continued with additional CLARIFYING QUESTIONS, & CONCERNS, and/or BREAK OUT into small groups for discussion.
7) Begin again with Concerns...
Proposal Item brought to GA (or WG) for general approval or rejection