RE: [council] Draft NC Resolution reform
support geographic diversity - this is a requirement.
next step to consider its implementation. There are usually a number of
ways of meeting a requirement.
should first consider if it is feasible to meet this requirement within the
Blueprint. If it is not achievable we need to provide a well argued case
for changing the Blueprint. This is different from stating up front
that the blueprint is unworkable, or re-stating something that we have already
stated in our comments to the Board before the Board voted on the
think we all agree on the outcome. We seem to disagree on the next steps
While I do not disagree with further considering new issues
such as the composition of the nominating committee, I do believe that the
Board resolution is worth reading again. It was carefully worded for a
reason.I made a synopsis of the Board resolution in the
proposed NC resolution.
Of course the board adopted the blueprint - that was bound
to happen, but the Board did more. It did not buy into every nook and cranny
of the blueprint. It set conditions such as geographic diversity, it called
for more consultation, it said new ideas not in the blueprint should also be
To simply give up lobbying on an issue of fundamental
importance based on the logic that it is all a done deal is something I find
not to my taste and I believe NOT in sympathy with the Board
We are winning friends in the GAC on both sides of the
Atlantic for the points in the NC resolution on geographic diversity. We need
to ride this wave not let it pass.