Friday, January 19, 2007

When is the next GA?

The GPCA governance process leaves me shaking my head at times. To give a good example, the Coordinating Committee (CC) voted on Dec. 4, to hold the next General Assembly in San Francisco. No date was set, that being somewhat up to the local San Francisco Greens to find the appropriate date / venue and announce it.

At the same time, there was a meeting in San Mateo to consider the requirements for a "Standing General Assembly" that would allow decision making to take place without the need for a face-to-face GA. There are a number of things that, according to the bylaws, can only be decided by a GA.

What I found amusing was the criticism of the Media Committee for chosing to put information about the SGA meeting on the Green Party California web site while not putting information about the San Francisco GA there.

Now, I can think of a fewpractical reasons this happened.
  1. There was an identified venue for the SGA meeting; not yet for the GA itself.
  2. There was an actual date for the SGA meeting; not yet for the GA itself.
  3. The CC has made no official announcement of the GA, maybe because of points 1 and 2 above.
Some people do find petty ways to try and score political points.


Anonymous said...

Hey Wes,

Sorry to blogwhore (I know it's poor form), but here goes anyway...

Michael Rochmes has graciously tossed me a rope ladder and allowed me to climb aboard his excellent blog, Vibes Watch ("A blog by a Green in Los Angeles about the Green Party and Green Politics"). Hope you come check us out.

We'll be updating the thing 5 times a week, so be sure to make it part of your daily blogsurf, and tell all your friends, too!

Here's the link:

Many thanks,

Patrick Meighan
Los Angeles Greens

Wes said...

Already in the list of links in the Right site menu.