CTC AGM 2011 Motions - Open Goverment

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CTC AGM 2011 Motions - Open Goverment

Postby Philip Benstead » 29 Jan 2011, 4:44pm

Dear All


This has now been submitted, your support will be welcomed

Motions to CTC AGM 2011

EACH SECTION TO BE SUBJECTED TO A SEPARATE VOTE AT THE AGM.

It shall be CTC policy that:

1. Non-confidential (as defined by vote of the CTC Council) internal documents shall be published and accessible to members on the CTC website as soon as reasonably practicable.

These will include the Councillors' Handbook, policies, agendas and minutes of council meetings, committees, and work groups etc. but not trivial day-to-day working documents. (52 words)

2. In the election of the CTC Council Chair / Vice Chair, the number of votes cast for each candidate and abstaining to be counted recorded and published in the minutes and on the CTC website as soon as reasonably practicable. (41 words)

3. The votes cast in all motions of financial, policy and regulatory nature at CTC Council meetings and its national committees (not the CTC AGM) shall be counted, recorded and published in the minutes and on the CTC website, with identification of those who voted for and against and those abstaining as soon as reasonably practicable.
If a secret ballot is used, only the numbers of votes will be counted, recorded and published in the minutes and on the CTC website. (81 words)

Proposer's note: This motion aims to increase accountability of the CTC Council and to increase transparency in the decision-making process.

1. Access to non-confidential documents is already permitted, but not implemented; this motion aims to make this policy a reality.

2. The use of a secret ballot in the election of Council Chair / Vice Chair prevents the CTC members knowing the level of support each candidate have among the council; this motion aims to ensure transparency.

3. Currently there is no way for members to find out how their CTC councillor votes on major issues affecting the direction of the CTC; this motion aims to ensure accountability. (108 words)


Proposed: Philip Benstead
Seconded: Karen Sutton
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Re: CTC AGM 2011 Motions - Open Goverment

Postby gaz » 29 Jan 2011, 6:43pm

Open up the CTC?

No further comment. :|

Actually, upon consideration, further comment is called for.

I have no doubt about Phil's motives and that they are indeed to improve transparency and participation. I knew Phil during his early years on Council and he constantly encouraged members to show a greater interest in Council matters. (Just to clarify, I am an ordinary member and have never been on Council.)

There has been considerable conjecture on the boards that not all documents produced for Council and/or the Membership are presented in a timely manner or in their entirety. IIRC Regulator gives this as one of the reasons for changing his mind after his "yes" vote in Council regarding the Charity conversion, with one case being what is known to me as the "Minority Report" on Avarto.

The question will always be where to draw the line. In this debate claims that reports have been redacted because of "commercially sensitive information" are met with counter-claims of "withholding all the facts". One man's editing is another man's censorship.

My doubts about these proposals would be with regard to the ability to agree what should remain confidential.
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CTC AGM 2011 - OPEN GOVERNMENT

Postby Philip Benstead » 2 Mar 2011, 7:48pm

CTC AGM 2011 - OPEN GOVERNMENT


Motions to CTC AGM 2011

EACH SECTION TO BE SUBJECTED TO A SEPARATE VOTE AT THE AGM.

It shall be CTC policy that:

1. Non-confidential (as defined by vote of the CTC Council) internal documents shall be published and accessible to members on the CTC website as soon as reasonably practicable.

These will include the Councillors' Handbook, policies, agendas and minutes of council meetings, committees, and work groups etc. but not trivial day-to-day working documents. (52 words)

2. In the election of the CTC Council Chair / Vice Chair, the number of votes cast for each candidate and abstaining to be counted recorded and published in the minutes and on the CTC website as soon as reasonably practicable. (41 words)

3. The votes cast in all motions of financial, policy and regulatory nature at CTC Council meetings and its national committees (not the CTC AGM) shall be counted, recorded and published in the minutes and on the CTC website, with identification of those who voted for and against and those abstaining as soon as reasonably practicable.
If a secret ballot is used, only the numbers of votes will be counted, recorded and published in the minutes and on the CTC website. (81 words)

Proposer's note: This motion aims to increase accountability of the CTC Council and to increase transparency in the decision-making process.

1. Access to non-confidential documents is already permitted, but not implemented; this motion aims to make this policy a reality.

2. The use of a secret ballot in the election of Council Chair / Vice Chair prevents the CTC members knowing the level of support each candidate have among the council; this motion aims to ensure transparency.

3. Currently there is no way for members to find out how their CTC councillor votes on major issues affecting the direction of the CTC; this motion aims to ensure accountability. (108 words)


Proposed: Philip Benstead
Seconded: Karen Sutton
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Re: CTC AGM 2011 Motions - Open Goverment

Postby Philip Benstead » 5 Mar 2011, 11:11pm

UPDATE


CTC AGM 2011

Motion 1

It shall be CTC policy that:

Non-confidential (as defined by vote of the CTC Council) internal documents shall be published and accessible to members on the CTC website as soon as reasonably practicable.

These will include the Councillors' Handbook, policies, agendas and minutes of council meetings, committees, and work groups etc. but not trivial day-to-day working documents. (52 words)

Proposer's note: This motion aims to improve communication between CTC Council and its members and stakeholder. It was previously agreed that non-confidential documents should be placed on the website. This has not been implemented. This motion aims to make this policy a reality. (41 words)

Proposed: Philip Benstead

Seconded: Karen Sutton

CTC AGM 2011

Motion 2

It shall be CTC policy that:

In any contested election of the CTC Council Chair / Vice Chair, the number of votes cast for each candidate and abstaining to be counted recorded and published in the minutes and on the CTC website as soon as reasonably practicable. (41 words)

Proposer's note: The use of a secret ballot in the election of Council Chair / Vice Chair prevents the CTC members knowing the level of support each candidate has among the council; this motion aims to ensure transparency. (36 words)

Proposed: Philip Benstead

Seconded: Karen Sutton

CTC AGM 2011


Motion 3

It shall be CTC policy that:

All contested motions of a financial, policy and regulatory nature at CTC Council meetings and its national committees shall be counted, recorded with identification of those who voted for and against and abstaining: this will be published in the minutes and on the CTC website, as soon as reasonably practicable. (50 words)

Proposers Note: Currently there is no way for members to find out how their CTC councillor votes on major issues affecting the direction of the CTC This motion aims to increase accountability and transparency in the decision-making process. (38 words)

Proposed: Philip Benstead

Seconded: Karen Sutton
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Re: CTC AGM 2011 Motions - Open Goverment

Postby Graham » 5 Mar 2011, 11:21pm

Philip,

Why do you keep repeating the same post? It's a real turn off.

Graham

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Re: CTC AGM 2011 Motions - Open Goverment

Postby Philip Benstead » 5 Mar 2011, 11:26pm

It not the same , there are some sligth changes.

If you have some spare time read it carefuley and comment
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Re: CTC AGM 2011 Motions - Open Goverment

Postby Graham » 5 Mar 2011, 11:37pm

Philip,

It would be beneficial if you could highlight the changes and explain why you are making them.

Is it just me who is too lazy to read the whole thing again, to try to spot the changes made and judge their significance ??

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Re: CTC AGM 2011 Motions - Open Goverment

Postby Philip Benstead » 5 Mar 2011, 11:41pm

they are improvment to the grammer
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