On 26 August 2012 16:12, Sven <svenmanguard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
All of those qualifiers are nice, but the fact that it
made it onto a draft
at all is the issue. This was something that never should have made it that
far. Lots of things get killed off in committee and never make it on paper.
I'd be one thing if this was a transcript of the minutes, and it mentioned
that it was brought up and promptly shelved. It's another thing entirely to
have it get as far as a working document.
To be clear, there was no committee stage. This draft was stage one.
The process of coming up with a budget started with Jon, our Chief
Executive, posting a draft budget to kick start discussion. This
budget item was on that draft. It got on the draft simply because one
person, Jon, thought it was an idea worth putting out there for
discussion. There was no approval process to get something into the
draft and no opportunity to shelve it before it got there.
Now, it should have been removed from the draft long before now - I
don't know why the WMUK board haven't intervened during the open
discussion phase and removed it as a ridiculous idea, but are instead
waiting until their scheduled board meeting to discuss it. The fact
that it got into the draft isn't a problem; the fact that it is still