[Noisebridge-board] Authorize funds to pay for fire extinguishers.

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Wed Jan 22 17:31:04 UTC 2014


You replied to me only, not the list.  Re-CCing.

In general I think members doing stuff is better than the board or
officers doing stuff.

If something needs to happen immediately then a member should step up
and do it.  Don't wait for authority to allow you to do something.

In this case we don't even know what the anticipated cost is.

-andy

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 01:01:29AM -0800, Al Sweigart wrote:
> The reason that isn't ideal is because we might not get all the money for
> it, and having working fire extinguishers isn't something we should delay
> on or shortchange.
> 
> This isn't something the board and officers should ignore. Do they want to
> chime in on this?
> 
> This is something Noisebridge itself should spend money on and make happen
> (and immediately), just like rent and the electric bill.
> On Jan 22, 2014 12:53 AM, "Andy Isaacson" <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 06:54:02PM -0800, Al Sweigart wrote:
> > > I'd like the board to immediately pay out funds to buy new fire
> > > extinguishers and pay a service to recharge the ones we have. (And also a
> > > rubber mallet so that we can do monthly taps to keep the powder in them
> > > from compacting.) Right now I think we only have two working fire
> > > extinguishers.
> > >
> > > This is important enough that we need to do it ASAP, and it can't wait
> > for
> > > the consensus process.
> > >
> > > I can handle contacting services and doing the purchasing once I get the
> > > funds/promise to get the funds.
> >
> > How much are we talking about?  Why not just doocratically solicit
> > donations from members who are interested in not burning to death?
> >
> > For example, I'd gladly kick in $50 towards fire extinguishers.
> >
> > -andy
> >


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