GA notes wed Nov 30th
There is a party at treys house noon until. If you drink you can stay or pitch a tent by the fire.
Joe investigated OWS regarding the national GA. He found it seemed legit, but could not find exactly in the OWSGA notes were the proposal to have a national GA passed. He will be doing more research.
Denny is an admin on occupy NC, question if this was real; Denny felt it was legit.
Lynn brought turkey soup
Finance- Non profit status has been filed on the state level. Ron presented the bylaws made for the non profit due to a lot of questions and concerns. He was still met with a lot of questions and concerns.
There will be a forum at 7:15 on Friday regarding this. Please bring all questions and concerns to that meeting.
Media/outreach- has a list of foreclosures, needs to work with direct action, wants to do this sooner rather than later
Direct Action- having a meeting after the GA
De escalation – Ron and Denny met with police, police said several things that the GA expressed they wanted in writing. The police are not the bad guys, the bones we have to pick are with city council.
Concerns were brought up that Ron and Denny’s interaction violated the proposal passed in a previous GA saying that no agreement are to be made with the police without informed consent of the GA.
Facilitation brought a proposal on how proposals in the GA should be handled.
The proposal- diagram of how proposals should be discussed in the GA, all proposals should come from working groups.
Concerns were brought up that it takes away from the individual.
It was amended to have proposals come from individuals in the GA as well.
Proposal from an individual member-
There should be a limit on how many WG one person can be involed in.
2 was discussed
3 because we are small
4 because we are really small
No limit because we are not trying to rule over people.
Proposal is going to facilitation for brainstorm.
Denny read the letter from city council explaining why we would not have overnight acess to the park. He proposed this go to encampment for discussion. passed.
Proposal there should be a disclaimer on all our personal media. Going to media/outreach for reworking.
Proposal to have a show called “occupy the truth”. Passed, contact steph to provide volunteer info, ideas and concerns. The goal is Feb.?
Concerns regarding de escalations involvement with the police, please meet with de escalation and bring your concerns to there meeting.
- noted concerns- stepping over GA boundaries with the police
- not enough accountability
- not getting anything they are saying in writing to back it up
Contact steph to contribute energy to the occupy show
In regards to the city council letter
Meet with encampment to discuss
Concerns regarding nonprofit status and bylaws, come to the finance meeting at 7:15 Friday. Noted concerns:
- to much power
- not enough clarification
- lots of decisions being made without the GA’s input
- no transparency
concerns regarding facilitations proposal, please come to the facilitation WG meeting
- to much control
Old bissness for the Next GA
Joes report on the OWSGA’s opinion with the national GA and min to back that up
Media and outreaches conclusion to work with Direct action on foreclosures
Reports from finance, facilitation, and de-escalation. On the issues discussed above.
I NEED DENNYS LETTER FROM CITY COUNCIL; FINANCES BYLAWS AND FACILITATIONS DIAGRAM TO ATTATCH TO THIS. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I LEFT ANYTHING OUT