I would also like to more about the decision to remove James — I am not yet able to reconcile the public statements I’ve seen from James and Jimmy. However, I am less concerned about the apparent disconnect between the board statement of unanimous support and James claim that there was not unanimous support.
I don’t think this is hard to understand. While I do not know the exact sequence, it has been stated that a straw poll was taken in which some board members express support for Lila and some did not. A straw poll is a straw poll for a reason — it is often used to determine whether a subject needs to be explored further. It is almost always the case that straw votes are intended to be internal and not publicized. I’m not suggesting it is improper to mention the results of a straw poll but it would be incorrect to characterize it as a formal board conclusion. After the straw poll, further discussion ensued and presumably some issues were identified and some actions identified, none of which rose to the level that required explicit mention in the minutes. Those board members who had expressed concern about Lila presumably were satisfied that there concerns had been heard, and were fine with the decision that she should continue. Thus, it is not incorrect to say that there was unanimous support that Lila should continue as ED. I don’t think there’s much doubt that the expression of unanimous support mask the fact that some board members had some reservations, but this type of thing occurs at most board meetings. While there are issues that need clarification I don’t think this is one of them. Phil (Sphilbrick) _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>