Current Consensus Items

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This is a page for hosting consensus items currently under debate, with their formal wording.

Is your consensus item still drafty, in need of much revision, and not something that you think people already can more or less agree with? Perhaps it belongs on the Draft Consensus Items page, instead?

The Consensus Items History is the public record of consensus items that have been decided on in the past. Please move the records from the "Current" page to the "History" page once they've been approved/blocked.

Date First Discussed Proposed By Informal Title Summary Author of this Record
never @beka NB Should Get a Credit Card Because Noisebridge is applying for a mortgage in the nearish future, and b/c we have basically no credit history, Noisebridge would benefit from having a credit card to build credit history. It would also make various reimbursement and purchase processes smoother. Therefore, Noisebridge will acquire a credit card, and precisely which one will be determined by little-c consensus. The treasurer shall be responsible for the final signup process. @beka
July 31, 2018 @mcscope Discretionary fund Noisebridge shall establish a Discretionary Fund in order to reimburse people for small purchases that help the space.

Guidelines for the discretionary fund

  • Spend it like it's your own money (as judiciously as you would spend your own money)
  • On things that the space needs to be clean, organized, smoothly operating, safe, etc

Examples of things that would be appropriate for the discretionary fund:

  • toilet paper,
  • broom,
  • shelves/drawers,
  • exterminator
  • new bulb for projector,
  • low-cost useful tools,
  • reasonable consumables

Examples of things that may not be appropriate:

  • Brand new pieces of machinery that cost several hundred dollars
  • Items to support an individual person project

Since this inherently involves judgement calls, there should be a discretionary fund working group that shall use little-c consensus to decide if a given expense should be reimbursed.

The discretionary fund shall start with a value of 1000$ immediately. After we spend that and get a sense of the likely monthly budget, we can make a consensus item to fill it up every month