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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb , 2006 2:52 pm 
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Eru wrote:
So I can't deal with being the Mayor right now. I have too many real life issues. I don't need to be on the computer very much right now and I cannot be relied upon to do the duties of the Mayor.

I'm very sorry.


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb , 2006 3:56 pm 
I took the stars from my eyes, and then I made a map, And knew that somehow I could find my way back; Then I heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness too - So I stayed in the darkness with you
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Okay well someone needs to take her place. Isn't that somewhere in the charter? :shrug:

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb , 2006 5:12 pm 
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I read over Article 4 about the Office of the Mayor, and it doesn't look like there's a provision for a time when a mayor voluntarily gives up their position. It says a couple of things that might be helpful, but it looks like we're going to have to do without the Charter on this one.

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Ib) No provision is made for selecting an Assistant to the Mayor, however if a current Mayor decides that an Assistant Mayor is needed to fulfil the duties of this office, he/she may propose that the Charter be amended to provide for a selection process and the standing Committee for Charter Amendments will convene according to Article 7.


An Assistant to the Mayor could fulfill the duties until Eru's term is officially over, or until she feels she can come back...but it looks as though this involves amending the Charter and I'm not sure if anyone actually wants to deal with that. I think it would be easier if we could just elect a new Mayor altogether, or assign the Mayor's duties to the Rangers.

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The Mayor may have time periods when he/she cannot be on the board regularly, and may seek assistance from the Rangers by giving them advanced notice of the tasks that must be performed during that time period.


This is what we have been doing so far, I believe. It appears to be working, but if we don't get a new Mayor it might have to continue until the next election, which according to the Charter isn't until August. If the Rangers are okay with continuing to take up the duties of the Mayor, I think this is our best bet.

There's also a section at the bottom of the article that deals with removing a Mayor from office, but that's when the Mayor hasn't informed anyone on the Board that they'll be absent, and Eru certainly has informed the whole board, so that part seems pretty useless.

The only problem I see with following the rules by the Charter exactly is that the election procedure outlined in Article 4 seems to involve the current Mayor quite a bit. The current Mayor is supposed to post an announcement about the nomination period (which one of the Rangers could do quite easily it seems) but they are also supposed to head the election committee, which also involves two other posters chosen by the current Mayor.

If we wanted to hold a special election now, then I think we would have to find someone else to take over the duties of the current Mayor as far as the election committee goes. Otherwise the Rangers could continue doing the Mayor's tasks until the regular election, though that's several months away. When that time comes, Eru may or may not be willing and/or able to fulfill the duties of the current Mayor during the election, so that might just be simply putting the issue off.

So the only two options I can see now are having an election now, and waiting for the regularly scheduled election. I guess a third would to be to amend the Charter to provide for an Assistant to the Mayor, who could take over the duties of the Mayor until the end of the term, but that might be just as much of a hassle as the election.

After that overly-long analysis :P...in answer to your question, TM, I don't think there's anything in the Charter that deals with this directly. We'll have to come up with another solution that's not specifically mentioned in the Charter, it looks like.


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb , 2006 5:15 pm 
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She is just whining because she wants to be on the ranger list.
Like we need her as a ranger. Good lord help us all.

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You've been added here Mary and will be moved to the roster in 10 days(24th). I apologize for not doing it sooner.

Elfshadow, you're not 18 are you?

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb , 2006 9:36 pm 
I took the stars from my eyes, and then I made a map, And knew that somehow I could find my way back; Then I heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness too - So I stayed in the darkness with you
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Thanks Eru, I didn't see that you were taking time off :oops:

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Elfshadow, you're not 18 are you?


No, sorry, I'm still 16. :)


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb , 2006 11:37 pm 
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At the moment the Rangers have taken over. Eru said she only needed a break (is that still true?), so at the moment there's no need for another election. If she decides to step down (or has already and I misread somewhere) then we'll figure something out.

Eru, my apologies for not paying attention to people being needed to moved in the Ranger Pool, etc, and I hope all is well.

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb , 2006 11:44 pm 
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I can generally handle that...it was the scheduling of new Rangers I was finding too much.

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Nov , 2008 7:44 pm 
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The links in the "Jury, Mediator, and Loremaster" thread need to be updated to this thread instead of this thread at the old site.

Kind of hard to volunteer for Jury duty if I use that old thread on the old site.

Fortunately this exact same thread exists here.

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Nov , 2008 7:48 pm 
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Thanks for letting us know, CG. We'll get to that as soon as we can--unfortunately there are other things that need our attention at the moment as well. ;)


And damn, was I really 16 back then? Crap! :P


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PostPosted: Tue 18 Nov , 2008 8:21 pm 
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Fixed it.

Thanks for letting us know, CG. :)

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Nov , 2008 4:49 pm 
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Cool. I volunteer for jury pool.

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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jan , 2009 10:17 pm 
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You can probably find it as easy as I can.

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan , 2009 4:49 am 
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OK, I'm probably going to regret this, but I'm volunteering for whatever you need (jury, ranger, mediator). I just read the charter again, and I'd like to do what I can to preserve the Key Principals, Rights, and Responsibilities. I don't post much here, but I don't want to see this community implode. I'm only on the Internet in the late evening, Pacific Time, Monday through Thursday, and sporatically if at all on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I have no access to message boards or personal email during work (Monday through Thursday) and have not figured out how to get wifi on my bike :P. So if this involves heavy back and forth dialog, I may not be able to keep up, and I may not be around when the dialog gets ugly. Still want me?

Is this the latest version of the charter? http://uk.geocities.com/b77_ad/CharterIndex.htm

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan , 2009 12:54 pm 
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I think that is a copy of the charter, but we also have it listed here in the Bike Racks.
Here is the LINK
Thank you for volunteering. :)

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Any participation is better than nothing. :) And laureanna participation is even better, even if it's limited. :hug:

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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jan , 2009 3:43 pm 
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I'm going to lock this thread and move it to the Historical Interest forum since we don't have a mayor any more. Based on the New Charter.

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2. B77 will no longer have a Mayor. Article 4 is being repealed. The screen name will be deactivated, the Michel Delving Forum will be removed (threads moved to the Historical Interest Forum), and the Sensitive Info-Mayor forum will be removed (threads moved to the Rangers’ Sensitive Info forum).



If you have a question or concern, feel free to start a thread in the Business room or post in the Need to Contact a Ranger? thread. :)

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