A137 Request Budget Allocation for Work of Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution and Canons

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Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 79th General Convention request the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance to consider a budget allocation of $125,000 for the continued work of the Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution and Canons in the next triennium.

Explanation

As evidenced in its Blue Book Report, the Commission was able to accomplish a great deal of work in this triennium. Because of the ongoing necessity of oversight and continued changes to our Structure, Constitution and Canons, the Commission will have much work to do going forward. The Commission has had twenty (20) members, which was an excellent size. We were able to be flexible and productive with that number, a great asset given that additional work due to our new mandate from the structural changes authorized by General Convention in 2015. We had four (4) in person meetings, which was sufficient to accomplish our work. We believe that for the next triennium, funding for four (4) in person meetings, as well as a Zoom license for video conferences, would be sufficient to accomplish the work. In addition to the ongoing work of the Commission outlined in our Canonical Mandate, we have identified a number of important tasks to be accomplished in the next triennium in our report to the 79th General Convention.


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