An annually elected board of no more than 5 members determines policies and implements them.
The board's policies determine the criteria for community membership.How are participants suspended or removed?
The board may choose to remove a community member if at least 51% of board members vote for removal.What special roles can participants hold, and how are roles assigned? Are there limits on the terms or powers of participant roles?
Board members can serve an unlimited number of 1-year terms.
The board is expected to operate according to this Rule and the explicit agreements it has created.Who has the capacity to decide on policies, and how do they do so?
Each year, community members vote on nominees for board positions. The 5 nominees with the largest number of votes become board members for the subsequent year. Current board members propose and vote on agreements by a secret ballot. At least 51% of board members must vote to approve a proposal in order for it to become a community agreement.How are policies implemented?
Board members or their designees are responsible for implementing agreements, and the board should have access to the means to implement the agreements that it has approved.How does the community monitor and evaluate its policy implementation?
Community members unhappy with the board's implementation with the agreements may seek to replace board members at the next election.
Changes to this Rule require 51% of the board to approve a referendum circulated to the entire community. The change passes if it receives 2/3 approval of all who vote after one week.
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