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SBC Decision-making Process
The Sunbeam City decision-making process was adapted from Autonomic Co-operative's method.
Sunbeam City Membership is defined in the Governance policy, and only Sunbeam City Members are permitted to vote on large & medium decisions. However, any individual in Sunbeam City can make large/medium proposals and small decisions.
Decisions can be split into three categories: Small, Medium and Large.
1) Small - Get on and do the thing
- No one cares.
- Made by an individual within Sunbeam City.
- Could be in any area.
- Up to individual Sunbeam City members to decide if they should make the decision, or share it with the rest of Sunbeam City to seek consensus.
2) Medium - Consensus Pending Objections
- About admin and infrastructure.
- Doesn’t affect the direction or operation of Sunbeam City.
- Give a deadline: unless anyone objects or asks for more time by then, it goes ahead.
- The deadline must be reasonable (a week by default).
- If any member of Sunbeam City thinks it’s a Large decision, achieve Maximum Consensus™ (see below).
3) Large - Maximum Consensus™
- Important decisions affecting the operation, direction, working conditions and finances of Sunbeam City.
- Consensus voting: addressing any concerns.
- Can be requested by any member of Sunbeam City for any decision.
- Input from every Sunbeam City member.
- Whoever proposes Large decisions is responsible for chasing up members for votes.
- Votes can be in favour, against, abstain (stand aside) or block.
- One member, one vote.
For Medium and Large decisions:
- Write up a proposal on the proposals page on this wiki
- Announce the decision in the “Decisions” Matrix channel, with a link to the decision
- Add the decision to the decisions page of this wiki.
- Announce the result in the “Decisions” Matrix channel, and record the result on the decisions page of this wiki.
(For Medium and Large decisions).
- What you want to change.
- Who it affects.
- Size (Medium / Large).
@all I’d like to propose (Medium|Large) decision 069, to change our name to “Moonray Town”
Deadline for votes is DEADLINE – let me know if you need more time to vote than that.
Please send absolutely any and all replies in the “Sunbeam General” chat not here 🙏
👍 this message for “enthusiastic consent”, 🤷 for “stand aside” or 👎 if you need to indicate your extreme disagreement with this idea.
👇 VOTES HERE