Curb Rights/Voting


  I like the idea of consensus decision-making, and have mentioned
before (though not recently) that this is an area where we may be able
to learn from the Green Party. Although it's more used by the left, the
concept is not inherently "lefty"; it's anti-authoritarian, which
should be a good fit for the LP. However I'm not familiar enough with
the details to write up a proposal for making a decision by such means
at this time. I'll check out the links you've provided.

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

I suggest that someone propose a ballot initiative like the following:

"Any street-legal zero-emissions vehicle (as defined by the California
Air Resources Board or its successor) shall be allowed to pick up and
discharge passengers at any Muni bus stop within the City and County
San Francisco, provided that it leaves the bus stop as soon as safety
allows when a bus is approaching. And any charge for transporting
passengers in such vehicles shall be determined by negotiations
the drivers and the passengers."

That's a very nice synthesis, Kelly. I like it!

I've been kind of avoiding the weighted voting talk because I think the
discussion has been very interesting and productive already. I'm more
interested in finding something that everyone will be enthusiastic
than in making a decision right now. I think we're getting really

Does anyone here have experience with formal consensus facilitation?
Or is
that too "lefty"?

A definition: "Consensus Process"

A formal process from a left-anarchist group: "On Conflict and

An even leftier idea: "How to Make a Decision Without Making a

J. :slight_smile:

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