Let Our People Vote
Some months back, there was a proposal kicked around the SMOFS e-mail list and a few other places to modify the current limits on pricing of Worldcon supporting and attending memberships. Several people, starting with Mark Olson but including others, asked me to draft a proposal based on where the consensus seemed to be heading. As deputy chair of this year's Business Meeting, I can't directly sponsor legislation; however, drafting support (in my WSFS Parliamentarian hat) is part of my job description.
This LiveJournal is the only place where I have sufficient control over format to show proposals with the strikethrough/underline formatting necessary to show changes in the way we're accustomed these days, so I'm posting the current draft here and will point people at it. Note that the material may change, along with the sponsor list. For the protection of those uninterested in WSFS Business, I've put it behind a cut.( Beware of WSFS BusinessCollapse )
Note further that the sponsor list may gain or lose members as the proposal changes, and that names appearing on the sponsor list may not be definitive until we actually get to the Business Meeting, because I'm working slightly out of synch with the people who are actually making the proposal.
If you're a member of Denvention 3, are planning to participate in the business meeting, you can add your name as a co-sponsor.Edit, 18 June 14:30:
As a result of feedback and comments read elsewhere, I'm going to attempt to add something like the California Legislative Analyst's Summary of this proposal. The explanation is much longer than the proposal itself, so here comes another cut:( Current Situation and Proposed ChangeCollapse )Edit, 19 Jun 16:30:
Added Jared Dashoff as a co-sponsor.Edit, 20 Jun 07:45:
Added Deb Geisler as a co-sponsor. Current Mood: accomplished