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Re: Theos-World Transparency rules to be included in the TS constitution

Oct 22, 2008 08:58 AM
by MKR

In the US, all elected public bodies have the following:

1. The agenda should be made public certain number of days before the
2. The agenda should include even items which will be considered in an
executive session. These include litigation matters and contract
negotiations and personnel evaluation.
3. All meetings are open to the public.
4. All items in the agenda are discussed in public except those in executive
5. All votes are taken in public. Everyone knows who is for and who is
against a particular motion.
6. In all meetings, a time at the beginning is allocated for public input.
Anyone can sign up and speak for 2-3 minutes on any topic. Any number of
people can sign up.
7. All minutes are public.
8. All documents submitted to the members of the governing board are public.

There may be other suggestions that we can consider.


On 10/22/08, Anand <> wrote:
>   We talk about transparency, but now we need to write the details of
> what exactly we want through transparency. I think there should be
> rules in the constitution of the TS that following things should be
> published on the internet.
> 1) Agenda of every General Council meetings, including all the proposals.
> 2) Minutes of every General Council meetings.
> 3) Secretary's report
> 4) Budget
> 5) Treasurer's report.
> 6) Statistics related to lodges, federation, Sections like membership,
> address etc.
> I will appreciate suggestions about what should be published. We need
> to know exact details of what we mean by transparency.
> Best
> Anand Gholap

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