[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge Meeting 10/17/2017

Revolt revoltrightnow at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 18:36:00 UTC 2017


Hey everyone,
  Just to confirm, John and I had a very productive in-person talk.
+1 for peer to peer communication IRL (in real life).

Thanks, John.  I too want to extend my apology publicly as I did in
person with John for my comments about his role as treasurer.  There
is no record or basis for any misuse of funds.  John appears to take
his role as treasurer with great sincerity, care, and attention to
detail.  This is evident from the expedient use of funds to get the
elevator lights as well as his willingness to take time out of his
schedule to meet with me and work doacratically on the issues around
the Elevator Repair Fund.

John's email summarizes the meeting very well.  Just to confirm again,
anyone interested in talking about the use of ADA funds can feel free
to reach out to me.  In the (hopefully near) future I will put aside
some time to host an official meeting in the space so we can decide
collectively how to use these funds.

-Zach



On 10/24/17, John Shutt <john.d.shutt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Zach and I met in person today and we're all good. I want to apologize on
> the list as I did in person for writing that he was acting in bad faith,
> since the root of the issue is that our consensus process is poorly
> documented, leading to surprises and misunderstandings. That’s something
> that we should work on.
>
> Zach agreed to read out the finalized text at two more meetings (on top of
> the significant effort he’s already made) to make sure everyone feels good
> about all of the expected consensus processes being followed.
>
> I strongly support the consensus text written out here, and think it’s a
> great first step towards keeping the elevator permanently in good repair and
> improving accessibility in the space.
>
> Separate from the consensus item, we talked about the $200 that state law
> requires us to spend on accessibility improvements (20% of constuction costs
> for the SparkleForge). Zach suggested, and I agree, that it should be
> separated out as its own fund and an accessibility working group should
> decide how it’s spent, with strong priority in decision-making given to
> people who have greater accessibility needs. Folks who want to work on that
> should reach out to Zach.
>
> Best,
> John Shutt
>
>> On Oct 22, 2017, at 10:57 PM, Trent Robbins <robbintt at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks for sending this Zach. I agree that this should be a consensus item
>> and support it.
>>
>> The text should have been available at the first meeting notes, sent out
>> on the mailing list, and then should not have changed between two
>> consecutive meetings.
>>
>> Because the text was never made available to people outside the meetings,
>> I think it should be read aloud this week and consensed on next week. You
>> don't have to be there at any of those meetings. I volunteer to read it
>> out this week and I can find someone for next week.
>>
>> In this way I think people will feel that they were able to discuss it and
>> maybe we can improve it further, although that back and forth will take a
>> little longer.
>>
>> In the meantime, we already have up to $1500 available for the elevator
>> due to the donation and the matching funds from the equipment fund, so no
>> one should feel like they can't hack on this critical infrastructure.
>>
>>
>> Best,
>> Trent
>>
>> On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 10:52 PM, Revolt <revoltrightnow at gmail.com
>> <mailto:revoltrightnow at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> The consensus item agreed upon at the meetings can be found here:
>> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Consensus_Items_History
>> <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Consensus_Items_History>
>>
>> On 10/22/17, Trent Robbins <robbintt at gmail.com
>> <mailto:robbintt at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> > Hi Zach,
>> >
>> > I know you have been typing a lot, can you please verify whether the
>> > consensus item text is as follows:
>> >
>> > Elevator Repair Fund
>> >
>> > *Zach proposes that NB set aside $400 per year for the purpose of
>> > elevator
>> > repair costs. Any deductions from this fund can be recorded with
>> > receipts
>> > and sent to noisebridge-discuss or the Wiki*
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Trent
>> >
>> > On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 10:39 PM, Revolt <revoltrightnow at gmail.com
>> > <mailto:revoltrightnow at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> >
>> >> John S:
>> >>
>> >> > I am not able to attend Tuesday meetings, as I said, because of a
>> >> recurring
>> >> > commitment.
>> >>
>> >> This is good to know now.  The first time you mentioned this was only
>> >> a few days ago after a consensus was reached at the 3rd NB meeting.
>> >> As the wiki states, you can send a proxy member to block items you
>> >> don't agree with.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > I’m not unwilling to spend $400 from the general fund to repair the
>> >> > elevator. I would be willing to spend more than that if there’s a
>> >> > need.
>> >> You
>> >> > haven’t come up with any plan for how to spend the money.
>> >>
>> >> That's great.  You never asked for a "plan" for how to spend the
>> >> money.  I can not make a "plan" for where the money will go for future
>> >> elevator repairs (I cannot predict how and what will break).  You
>> >> asked for what the funds would be used for and I told you about many
>> >> things that currently need repairs.  The gate needs thousands of
>> >> dollars in repairs after being cut open by the fire department.  Now
>> >> that the money is secured and made available by consensus I can look
>> >> into different companies, their rates, and their quotes for doing
>> >> repairs.
>> >>
>> >> >That’s what this
>> >> > discussion was for, which you don’t want to have.
>> >>
>> >> I've been answering your Qs every single day, and have been fully
>> >> engaged in the discussion since day one.  I'm not sure where you get
>> >> the notion that I don't want to discuss things.
>> >>
>> >> > I just want an actual good faith consensus
>> >> > process.
>> >>
>> >> Me too, that is why I followed the NB Consensus guidelines.  That is
>> >> why I spent my time and energy to come to meetings, have real life
>> >> discussions with people, and answer lots of emails and questions here.
>> >> That is why I worked my ass off talking to people on multiple
>> >> occasions and organizing for help many months before even bringing
>> >> this up as a "big-C" Consensus item.  That is why I worked my ass off
>> >> getting to three meetings in a row and answering Qs and talking to
>> >> people in the community regularly.
>> >>
>> >> >you didn’t present the same
>> >> > proposal at each meeting, and didn’t have a clear text of a
>> >> > proposal.
>> >>
>> >> I did.  I posted to the NB Discuss on 10/11:
>> >>
>> >> " I request that we establish an Elevator Repair Fund at Noisebridge.
>> >> This fund could be as modest or ambitious as people like, but I
>> >> believe a minimum of $400 per annual year would do a great deal to
>> >> benefit the space."
>> >>
>> >> At the meeting I learned about the difference between General Fund and
>> >> Equipment Fund, so it was agreed on at the meetings that the elevator
>> >> was a "must need" item and that funds should come from the General
>> >> Fund.
>> >>
>> >> Per answering your questions, I also clarified that the money would be
>> >> used for:
>> >>
>> >> 1) to hire /outside/ professional help with elevator repair (from a
>> >> private company or union that would issue a receipt)
>> >> 2) to purchase parts for the elevator (with receipts)
>> >>
>> >> The proposal is very clear.  I find that I am repeating myself.  What
>> >> is the "clear plan" that you want?  It's cut and dry.  Now that the
>> >> money is available I can lookup companies and look into more parts to
>> >> do repairs.
>> >>
>> >> > As I said, there was already $400 in funds available before the
>> >> > meeting
>> >> > where you claimed consensus
>> >>
>> >> Not true.  At no point did you say "we have $400 available right now
>> >> for elevator repairs and we will always have $400/year available for
>> >> elevator repairs." This consensus item was not brought up just to
>> >> solve the problem now.  It is to have at least some money available,
>> >> consistently, for repairing the elevator at NB.
>> >>
>> >> The fact that you want to use state-required ADA money solely for the
>> >> elevator without discussion about other disability needs at NB (or
>> >> with other disabled people at NB) is problematic.
>> >>
>> >> > I think you’re stuck in an old model of open conflict at meetings
>> >>
>> >> There was zero conflict at meetings.  Only total agreement that the
>> >> Elevator Repair Fund is a good idea.
>> >>
>> >> > and on-discuss to make decisions at Noisebridge.
>> >>
>> >> There wasn't any conflict on NB-Discuss, I was answering your
>> >> questions.  I only said you were being unexcellent when you emailed
>> >> /after/ consensus was reached at 3 meetings:
>> >>
>> >> >I have some qualms about this being passed off as consensus...
>> >> >Whether or not someone is physically present at the meeting is not
>> >> > really
>> >> pertinent.
>> >>
>> >> This is untrue and is an attempt to derail how consensus works at NB.
>> >> That is unexcellent and it bothers me a lot.  People worked very, very
>> >> hard over the years to develop the consensus process we have today.
>> >> That is why there is a clear wiki page describing how it works and why
>> >> we talk about it at the meetings you choose not to attend.
>> >>
>> >> > I think a big part of the
>> >> > communication issue is you refusing to use Slack, which has smoothed
>> >> over so
>> >> > much discussion over the past two years.
>> >>
>> >> I have already explained that I have disabilities that make using the
>> >> computer hard for me.  That is why I come to meetings and have
>> >> person-to-person interactions with people - assuming the elevator is
>> >> working and I can come into the space.  There should be no
>> >> discrimination against someone for not using an application like
>> >> Slack.  I am part of the community just like everyone else.
>> >>
>> >> > You have not put together
>> >> > any kind of spending plan. You haven’t clarified in any written
>> >> > proposal
>> >> > where funds would come from. The only text presented, which is in
>> >> > the
>> >> form
>> >> > of a meeting summary, is vague and confusing. You don’t want to
>> >> > discuss
>> >> > where money should come from
>> >>
>> >> See above.  I have said over and over again in meetings and on
>> >> NB-Discuss that the money should come from the General Fund.  This was
>> >> agreed on at the last 2 meetings. Have you tried talking to other
>> >> people present at the meetings?
>> >>
>> >> See the two items above, again, for where the money should go.  That
>> >> you think this is confusing is not my fault.  I cannot create a
>> >> spending plan when I don't know what will break in the future.  Again,
>> >> this money is to be made available for *future repairs* needed as
>> >> well.
>> >>
>> >> > And this is all a moot point because the only actual spending
>> >> > proposal
>> >> > you’ve made is for parts that I already purchased and picked up at
>> >> > the
>> >> > PO
>> >> > box the day they arrived to deliver to the space. You have not made
>> >> > any
>> >> > other specific requests for funds.
>> >>
>> >> Again, I have been super busy repairing the elevator, answering Qs,
>> >> and going to meetings.  I have not had time to call elevator companies
>> >> for quotes.  The elevator breaks often, it needs parts all the time
>> >> and in the future will need more.  We need money put away for that.
>> >> Why is this such a hard concept?
>> >>
>> >> > If your goal is keeping the elevator in good repair, lots of
>> >> > discussion
>> >> and
>> >> > community excitement and talk about fundraising is the way to do
>> >> > that.
>> >>
>> >> That is what I have been doing since JULY.  Sadly, some people did not
>> >> decide to take this problem seriously until I raised a "Big-C" item,
>> >> which is sad.  For those of us with disabilities, the elevator has
>> >> been a major issue for a long time.
>> >>
>> >> I was trapped in the elevator for the 10 year anniversary when I came
>> >> to present for 5mof.  Me and my friend were stuck in there for almost
>> >> 20 minutes.  When I came for Chelsea Manning's talk it was still
>> >> broken, and someone had to carry Liz's scooter up a flight of steps.
>> >> I had to miss this talk because I had to spend over 5 hours doing
>> >> elevator repairs, because after 2 months the elevator was still broken
>> >> and no one was fixing it.  I have been having lots of discussions with
>> >> people for many months.  Only after that failed did I bring this up as
>> >> a "little-C" and "big-C" consensus item.
>> >>
>> >> > Starting a big public email battle
>> >>
>> >> I'm just trying to get funds for the elevator.  I have no interest in
>> >> starting a battle.  I would like access to Noisebridge just like
>> >> anyone else.
>> >>
>> >> > You have not once attempted to reach out to me individually
>> >>
>> >> Fair enough, I will contact you off list.
>> >>
>> >> >I’m not unwilling to spend $400 from the general fund to repair the
>> >> elevator.
>> >>
>> >> Fantastic.  That makes much of this discussion a moot point then.
>> >>
>> >> -Zach
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On 10/22/17, John Shutt <john.d.shutt at gmail.com
>> >> <mailto:john.d.shutt at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> >> > Zach,
>> >> >
>> >> > I am not able to attend Tuesday meetings, as I said, because of a
>> >> recurring
>> >> > commitment.
>> >> >
>> >> > I’m not unwilling to spend $400 from the general fund to repair the
>> >> > elevator. I would be willing to spend more than that if there’s a
>> >> > need.
>> >> You
>> >> > haven’t come up with any plan for how to spend the money. That’s
>> >> > what
>> >> this
>> >> > discussion was for, which you don’t want to have.
>> >> >
>> >> > What I’m not willing to do is acknowledge that you sought consensus
>> >> > in
>> >> good
>> >> > faith. There was ongoing discussion and debate. There was no
>> >> > specific
>> >> > written consensus proposal. My issue is with you claiming consensus
>> >> > you
>> >> know
>> >> > you don’t actually have.
>> >> >
>> >> > Misusing funds? Give me a break. I just want an actual good faith
>> >> consensus
>> >> > process. Even assuming a bad faith process based entirely on Tuesday
>> >> > meetings that not everyone can attend is valid, you didn’t present
>> >> > the
>> >> same
>> >> > proposal at each meeting, and didn’t have a clear text of a proposal.
>> >> > I
>> >> am
>> >> > not the only person confused about your proposal, which originally
>> >> > called
>> >> > for people being paid for working on the elevator, or unhappy with
>> >> > the
>> >> way
>> >> > you’re going about seeking consensus through conflict instead of
>> >> > discussion.
>> >> >
>> >> > As I said, there was already $400 in funds available before the
>> >> > meeting
>> >> > where you claimed consensus. There is $720 more on the way, which
>> >> > can
>> >> > be
>> >> > matched by $720 from the equipment fund, which means $1,840 in
>> >> > initial
>> >> funds
>> >> > available, against your original request of $400. That’s the magic
>> >> > of
>> >> > consensus, discussion, and community engagement, as opposed to
>> >> > conflict,
>> >> > stubbornness, and bad faith.
>> >> >
>> >> > I think you’re stuck in an old model of open conflict at meetings
>> >> > and
>> >> > on
>> >> > -discuss to make decisions at Noisebridge. I think a big part of the
>> >> > communication issue is you refusing to use Slack, which has smoothed
>> >> over so
>> >> > much discussion over the past two years.
>> >> >
>> >> > I think that your decision to have open conflict instead of good
>> >> > faith
>> >> > effort to talk to people and make a plan of action is unexcellent.
>> >> >
>> >> > You have not once attempted to reach out to me individually before
>> >> shouting
>> >> > “unexcellent” on a list with hundreds of people. You have not put
>> >> together
>> >> > any kind of spending plan. You haven’t clarified in any written
>> >> > proposal
>> >> > where funds would come from. The only text presented, which is in
>> >> > the
>> >> form
>> >> > of a meeting summary, is vague and confusing. You don’t want to
>> >> > discuss
>> >> > where money should come from. I understand that. But that’s what
>> >> consensus
>> >> > means. Discussing where the money comes from and how to get it opens
>> >> > up
>> >> new
>> >> > opportunities.
>> >> >
>> >> > And this is all a moot point because the only actual spending
>> >> > proposal
>> >> > you’ve made is for parts that I already purchased and picked up at
>> >> > the
>> >> > PO
>> >> > box the day they arrived to deliver to the space. You have not made
>> >> > any
>> >> > other specific requests for funds.
>> >> >
>> >> > If your goal is keeping the elevator in good repair, lots of
>> >> > discussion
>> >> and
>> >> > community excitement and talk about fundraising is the way to do
>> >> > that.
>> >> > Starting a big public email battle and claiming consensus at a
>> >> > meeting
>> >> about
>> >> > your specific ideas about money allocation (not actually written
>> >> > down
>> >> > in
>> >> any
>> >> > proposal) when you know there is an ongoing discussion about how to
>> >> > do
>> >> this
>> >> > is bad faith and counterproductive.
>> >> >
>> >> > John
>> >> >
>> >> > Sent from my iPhone
>> >> >
>> >> >> On Oct 21, 2017, at 4:43 PM, Revolt <revoltrightnow at gmail.com
>> >> >> <mailto:revoltrightnow at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> John S. are you unwilling to use $400/year from the General Fund
>> >> >> for
>> >> >> elevator repairs?  Again, the Noisebridge Consensus Wiki states:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "If a member does not attend a meeting, they are asserting that
>> >> >> they
>> >> >> are comfortable with the decisions of those who do choose to
>> >> >> attend,
>> >> >> whether or not they agree. "
>> >> >>
>> >> >> from: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Consensus_Process
>> >> >> <https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Consensus_Process>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Refusing to acknowledge proper consensus and trying to block after
>> >> >> 3
>> >> >> consecutive meetings which you did not attend is unexcellent
>> >> >> behavior.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> If you refuse to provide this money for elevator repairs then you
>> >> >> would be mishandling Noisebridge funds and abusing your privileged
>> >> >> role as Treasurer of Noisebridge.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> The $200 that DBI is requiring for ADA access /does not/ need to be
>> >> >> spent on the elevator.  There are other ADA issues at Noisebridge
>> >> >> that
>> >> >> could use this money.  For starters, you can use it to reimburse
>> >> >> Kevin
>> >> >> P. for the caution tape he purchased on Amazon to better mark ADA
>> >> >> access in the space.  I would also like to use it to purchase some
>> >> >> quality ADA signage for the space and possibly do something about
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> heavy glass doors always blocking up the entry way.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Here is an example of a good ADA sign with braille:
>> >> >> https://www.ebay.com/itm/ADA-Sign-Wheelchair-Accessible-
>> >> >> <https://www.ebay.com/itm/ADA-Sign-Wheelchair-Accessible->
>> >> Tactile-Symbol-Braille-Plastic-6x9-Blue-White-/
>> >> 251892778533?epid=1800082539&hash=item3aa5fac625:g:fdIAAOSww5NZA8IK
>> >> >>
>> >> >> It would also be nice to use this money to add braille to key
>> >> >> places
>> >> >> in the space for those with vision impairments.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Money has not been available for elevator repairs, thus the
>> >> >> consensus
>> >> >> proposal. I will make a separate reply to that later.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Also please note, I have had surgery on my hands previously and
>> >> >> typing
>> >> >> on these emails on the NB-Discuss is taxing me and is painful.
>> >> >> John
>> >> >> S, would you be open to coming to the NB meeting this Tuesday to
>> >> >> discuss these issues in more detail?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> -Zach
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>> On 10/20/17, John Shutt <john.d.shutt at gmail.com
>> >> >>> <mailto:john.d.shutt at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> >> >>> Hi Liz,
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> I think the initial thing was that the landlord had called for a
>> >> >>> repair
>> >> >>> after someone being 86’d broke the elevator. That makes sense,
>> >> >>> since
>> >> the
>> >> >>> elevator is part of the building and not a part of Noisebridge.
>> >> >>> It’s
>> >> >>> their
>> >> >>> legal responsibility, but it’s not clear if we have anything in
>> >> >>> our
>> >> lease
>> >> >>> to
>> >> >>> force them to keep it in good repair. So it’s not clear
>> >> >>> Noisebridge
>> >> >>> has
>> >> >>> paid
>> >> >>> for elevator repairs in the past or just notified the landlord,
>> >> >>> though
>> >> >>> I’m
>> >> >>> curious about that.
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Then things dragged out for over a month as the landlord claimed
>> >> >>> that
>> >> >>> licensed elevator repair people were booked solid. Then they came
>> >> >>> and
>> >> >>> said
>> >> >>> they did a repair, but there were still issues with it. So Zach and
>> >> >>> a
>> >> >>> few
>> >> >>> other community members did DIY repairs that seem to have it
>> >> >>> working,
>> >> >>> though
>> >> >>> people are advised to avoid using it unless they need to.
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> I don’t think money is the issue right now since there is money
>> >> >>> set
>> >> >>> aside
>> >> >>> for repairs and more on the way, and the first requested parts
>> >> >>> ordered
>> >> >>> and
>> >> >>> delivered. I’m waiting for word of additional spending we should
>> >> >>> make,
>> >> >>> but
>> >> >>> haven’t gotten anything specific. The issue of whether or not
>> >> >>> Noisebridge
>> >> >>> should take on some of the landlord’s responsibility to repair the
>> >> >>> elevator
>> >> >>> was do-ocratically resolved.
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Money is now available in the low hundreds, and soon low
>> >> >>> thousands,
>> >> >>> for
>> >> >>> parts and professional maintenance. If expected costs expand to
>> >> >>> mid
>> >> >>> thousands or high thousands, I think we should figure out exact
>> >> >>> numbers
>> >> >>> so
>> >> >>> we can approach the landlord and say we’ll take on your
>> >> >>> responsibility
>> >> >>> here
>> >> >>> but need to work out a deal with you to reduce rent. Since no one
>> >> >>> has
>> >> >>> a
>> >> >>> specific ask above $40 so far, and those parts have already been
>> >> ordered
>> >> >>> and
>> >> >>> are in the space, I don’t think we’re practically constrained by
>> >> >>> the
>> >> >>> money
>> >> >>> available.
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Best,
>> >> >>> John
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Sent from my iPhone
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>>> On Oct 20, 2017, at 1:21 PM, Liz Henry <lizhenry at gmail.com
>> >> >>>> <mailto:lizhenry at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> >> >>>>
>> >> >>>> Hi,
>> >> >>>>
>> >> >>>> The elevator seems to have been in bad repair for some time.  I
>> >> >>>> didn't
>> >> >>>> realize there was any particular limit on how much money we spend
>> >> >>>> on
>> >> >>>> elevator repair.
>> >> >>>>
>> >> >>>> Are people not calling elevator repair services because of money
>> >> >>>> concerns?
>> >> >>>> The last I heard from Mitch and others about this, we have plenty
>> >> >>>> of
>> >> >>>> money.
>> >> >>>>
>> >> >>>> Fixing the elevator shouldn't be an optional part of running
>> >> >>>> Noisebridge.
>> >> >>>>
>> >> >>>>
>> >> >>>> What's the deal here?  Who calls for a repair service, or decides
>> >> >>>> not
>> >> >>>> to,
>> >> >>>> these days?
>> >> >>>>
>> >> >>>> I've been going around for years talking about how NB and other
>> >> >>>> bay
>> >> >>>> area
>> >> >>>> hackerspaces are great about accessibility -- when we first moved
>> >> >>>> spaces,
>> >> >>>> I asked for wheelchair access and really appreciated that people
>> >> >>>> took
>> >> >>>> that
>> >> >>>> seriously.   It has meant that I can recommend the space to
>> >> >>>> others
>> >> >>>> as
>> >> >>>> well
>> >> >>>> as having access myself.   Hope that can continue.
>> >> >>>>
>> >> >>>>
>> >> >>>> Best
>> >> >>>>
>> >> >>>> Liz
>> >> >>>>
>> >> >>>>> On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 2:25 PM, John Shutt
>> >> >>>>> <john.d.shutt at gmail.com <mailto:john.d.shutt at gmail.com>>
>> >> >>>>> wrote:
>> >> >>>>> The original consensus proposal doesn’t mention the general fund
>> >> >>>>> at
>> >> >>>>> all,
>> >> >>>>> so in trying to understand how to actually allocate money,
>> >> >>>>> here’s
>> >> >>>>> my
>> >> >>>>> interpretation:
>> >> >>>>>
>> >> >>>>> 1. $200 in state mandated spending has already been allocated to
>> >> >>>>> the
>> >> >>>>> Elevator Repair Fund.
>> >> >>>>>
>> >> >>>>> 2. $720 is inbound to the Elevator Repair Fund. This will mean
>> >> >>>>> $920
>> >> is
>> >> >>>>> allocated specifically to elevator repair.
>> >> >>>>>
>> >> >>>>> 3. Matching grants from the Equipment Fund count towards
>> >> Noisebridge’s
>> >> >>>>> yearly spending on elevator repair.
>> >> >>>>>
>> >> >>>>> 4. If the Elevator Repair Fund and/or Equipment Fund are
>> >> >>>>> exhausted
>> >> >>>>> to
>> >> >>>>> the
>> >> >>>>> point that they can’t cover the mandated $400 of elevator repair
>> >> >>>>> spending
>> >> >>>>> per year, consensus is that the money should be made available
>> >> >>>>> from
>> >> >>>>> the
>> >> >>>>> general fund at that point.
>> >> >>>>>
>> >> >>>>> This level of detail matters since our spending and bookkeeping
>> >> >>>>> is
>> >> >>>>> more
>> >> >>>>> complicated than in the past. We have several distinct funds and
>> >> >>>>> need
>> >> >>>>> to
>> >> >>>>> account for them separately.
>> >> >>>>>
>> >> >>>>> Details and running totals can be found at
>> >> >>>>> https://noisebridge.net/finances
>> >> >>>>> <https://noisebridge.net/finances>
>> >> >>>>>
>> >> >>>>> If my interpretation of how to account for the elevator repair
>> >> >>>>> fund
>> >> >>>>> seems
>> >> >>>>> off to anyone, let’s talk about it and figure it out.
>> >> >>>>>
>> >> >>>>> John
>> >> >>>>>
>> >> >>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>> >> >>>>>
>> >> >>>>>> On Oct 19, 2017, at 2:04 PM, kprichard <kprichard at gmail.com
>> >> >>>>>> <mailto:kprichard at gmail.com>>
>> >> >>>>>> wrote:
>> >> >>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>> Hi John,
>> >> >>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>> I am only aware of the 2017-10-10 meeting notes writeup-
>> >> >>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2017_10_10#
>> >> >>>>>> <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2017_10_10#>
>> >> Elevator_Repair_Fund
>> >> >>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>> Others may be aware of another version.
>> >> >>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>> Kevin
>> >> >>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>>> On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 1:51 PM, John Shutt <
>> >> john.d.shutt at gmail.com <mailto:john.d.shutt at gmail.com>>
>> >> >>>>>>> wrote:
>> >> >>>>>>> Hi all,
>> >> >>>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>>> Can someone link to the actual text of the consensus proposal?
>> >> >>>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>>> John
>> >> >>>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>> >> >>>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>>>> On Oct 19, 2017, at 1:32 PM, kprichard <kprichard at gmail.com
>> >> >>>>>>>> <mailto:kprichard at gmail.com>>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> >>>>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>>>> Greetings, NB-
>> >> >>>>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>>>> A meeting has occurred.
>> >> >>>>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>>>> Most notable, Zach's consensus item proposal from last week,
>> >> >>>>>>>> of
>> >> >>>>>>>> creating a set-aside for elevator repair from the general
>> >> >>>>>>>> fund,
>> >> was
>> >> >>>>>>>> read again and has gone into effect without objection.
>> >> >>>>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>>>> Meeting Summary-
>> >> >>>>>>>>  *   Announcements: 2017-10-30: Google "Playcrafting" game
>> >> >>>>>>>> dev
>> >> >>>>>>>> expo;
>> >> >>>>>>>> ADA compliance floor markings added; City College is adding
>> >> >>>>>>>> maker
>> >> >>>>>>>> spaces
>> >> >>>>>>>>  *   Finances: we have 9 months rent in the bank
>> >> >>>>>>>>  *   New members: open apps: Nicole (3rd week), Merlin (4th
>> >> >>>>>>>> week;
>> >> >>>>>>>> deferred: not present)
>> >> >>>>>>>>  *   New philanthropists: open apps: Kelly A (1st week)
>> >> >>>>>>>>  *   Consensus Items: Zach's proposal to allocate general
>> >> >>>>>>>> funds
>> >> for
>> >> >>>>>>>> elevator repair was consensed ($400 to start)
>> >> >>>>>>>>  *   Discussion Items: (none)
>> >> >>>>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>>>> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2017_10_17
>> >> >>>>>>>> <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2017_10_17>
>> >> >>>>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>>>> -Kevin
>> >> >>>>>>>>
>> >> >>>>>>>>
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