So, why not make the best of both worlds?

If you need another Trustee immediately, well...I don't really think that,
you have a quorum without it. And an appointed trustee who lost a community
election is not a community elected trustee. It is insulting to say that
they are. James Heilman was the community trustee, and we still have been
given absolutely no specifics about his removal, just vague handwaves at
"lack of trust". Why, specifically, did he lose your trust? What,
specifically, did he supposedly do wrong?

But if the seat absolutely must be filled, make this an interim appointment
until a new election is complete, and hold such an election as soon as
possible. A new election is necessary, and not having one is unacceptable.
A lot has changed since the last one, and the individual you appointed did
not pass the previous election.

Or in other words: This is still not acceptable.


On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 7:47 PM, Adam Wight <> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 6:09 PM Tomasz W. Kozlowski <
> wrote:
> > Considering the results of the 2015 May Board elections, I think it fair
> > to say that María’s appointment to the Board lacks any community
> legitimacy
> > whatsoever.
> I have to disagree with this statement.  Please see my analysis of the
> election, where I show that Sefidari would have been the top-ranked
> candidate if we had counted votes equally.[1]  The "oppose" votes you refer
> to are not serving the purpose you imagine they are, of weeding out
> controversial candidates.
> Yet another hugely surprising decision from the Board, I’m sorry to say.
> >
> That's another story... It would be nice to read the minutes of this Board
> discussion, to see what alternatives were raised and how they were
> evaluated.  It would be even nicer if the broader community had been
> directly involved in deciding how to backfill their hatcheted
> representative's seat.
> -Adam
> [[mw:User:Adamw]]
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