[eDebate] NDT: right track?
Fri Apr 8 16:00:58 CDT 2005
Joe and Chuck,
I agree with Joe - everyone can go to the meetings hypothetically.
I agree with Chuck - this does not mean that there is transparency.
We have a web based interface with the community where agendas can be
presented and minutes released. Why not do both?
On Apr 8, 2005 4:25 PM, Zompetti at aol.com <Zompetti at aol.com> wrote:
> You're absolutely right about what you say below, Charles. The members of
> the NDT committee are posted publicly and are available for you to pursue
> (I'm one of them). Anyone can come to the meetings to provide their input
> (Duck does it all of the time, and frequently offers arguments that the
> committee wouldn't otherwise consider).
> The CSTV deal was a discussion that spanned multiple NDT committee meetings.
> The District chairs for each district are on the committee and should be
> reporting to their respective districts. In theory, there was ample time
> for "community" discussion. I know the system isn't perfect, but the
> meetings and agenda items aren't "secret." I would encourage you and others
> to actively discuss issues with your district chairs and come to the
> Incidentally, the NDT sponsorship issue is unrelated to the NDT committee --
> that is a Board of Trustees issue, which doesn't have the same access to the
> community as does the NDT committee.
> In a message dated 4/8/2005 2:17:00 P.M. Central Standard Time,
> olneyce at gmail.com writes:
> But we're not powerless; if the "public taping" clause
> permits something which people don't want, maybe we should consider
> altering it. The NDT is not a mindless bureaucracy thousands of
> layers apart from us which we can't hope to change, only to live with.
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