I also agree people *should* be able to nominate for more than one position,
although we have to work within the rules we have and then change them

In reply to Scott - yes, that happened to the deputy mayor of the Town of
Victoria Park here in WA when he ran for mayor and found himself off council
for the first time in nearly 10 years.

I also believe that two non-executive members will in the future be
insufficient - the executive members will be quite busy in their roles and
will need a fair bit of assistance. Other boards I've observed have
portfolio delegations, although everyone is elected only as a "general
member" and then the details are sorted out after the election who does


2009/1/5 Scott Davis <sbda...@internode.on.net>

> Hi,
> The rules appear to be quite clear that a candidate may only be
> /nominated/ for one office or as an ordinary member. However, these
> rules are probably drafted with the style of meeting in mind where all
> the members sit in one room, and in order vote for president, then
> vice-president, then ... then ordinary member. The quoted rule doesn't
> say (maybe some other part does) whether the unsuccessful candidates for
> the named offices can also be /considered /(voted on) for positions as
> ordinary members, as it could already be known whether they were elected
> as president before the vice-president and ordinary member votes are
> held. I'd guess the intent is to ensure that a single person can't
> accidentally be /elected/ to more than one office.
> I toss the above in to the conversation as another possible
> interpretation, and duck back into my hole for cover :-)
> In support of the current interpretation of the rule, I note that
> unsuccessful candidates for mayor end up not sitting on the city
> council. They aren't considered as councillors if they're unsuccessful
> at becoming mayor.
> Scott
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