[ALAC] Fwd: ALAC Statement on proposed accountability models

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sun Oct 18 13:43:55 UTC 2015


>To: CCWG Accountability <accountability-cross-community at icann.org>
>From: Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>
>Subject: ALAC Statement on proposed accountability models
>In its formal response to the CCWG-Accountability proposal issued in 
>August 2015, the ALAC said that it could support the model being 
>proposed, but preferred something far less complex and 
>lighter-weight, and that we saw no need for the level of 
>enforceability that the proposal provided. Moreover, the ALAC had 
>specific concerns with the budget veto and the apparent lack of 
>participation of perhaps a majority of AC/SOs.
>In light of the reconsideration of a designator model by the CCWG, 
>along with the recommendations of the Saturday morning break-out 
>sessions, the ALAC felt that a revised statement was in order. 
>Accordingly we decided, by a unanimous vote of the 14 ALAC members 
>present (with 1 not present), to withdraw support for the Membership model.
>I want to make it clear that this is not a "red line" decision. 
>Should a Membership model become one that is generally advocated by 
>the CCWG, and supported by a supermajority of Board directors (who 
>ultimately MUST support any changes that they will be called upon to 
>approve, else they would be in violation of their fiduciary duty), 
>then the ALAC reserves its right to support such a model.
>Alan Greenberg
>Chair, At-Large Advisory Committee

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