Ok I don’t know what takes to make this a proposal. Can we have proposals voted on during same vote that contain some sort of dependency on other concurrent votes? Like 3 options? Ranked-choice sort of deal? Anything like that? Or perhaps the board could try to avoid this head clashing by finding something a bit more suitable and offer it up.
Ranked-choice would be nice, although I don’t think Helios would allow this. Hmm.
If it was me I would give everyone an allotment of time. People who have a serious need get more time. Lounge will be off-limits outside of hand washing. Perhaps take all tables and move them. Take out all the food items. I don’t care. Whatever not in use by PPE.
Masks are necessary.
Everyone has to use Skedda. Being at space and not using it are grounds for suspension until we no longer need these rules. Capacity based on strong social distancing but nothing too extreme. We’re not looking to have cap at 25% the building’s capacity.
I signed up to discourse to post this. It is unlikely I will have anything more to say until voting time.
I would consider limiting slots at space more so when AC needs to be on, but that’s minor. I would like to see the doors opened when it is late at night if possible, but that has security issues with auditing who was there during a certain time.
The main thing is to try and limit use at the space by constraining the hours given out to people , not use this bureaucratic intensive thing that appears to be killing poor Flip before our eyes. I like the guy and I don’t want to lose Flip. So the answer here is give X amount of hours per week. Hardship people can have more hours along with anyone who has a long job. People could even donate their hours to others although that might be too complicated without some serious work. Let people naturally spread their time out.
This idea that the guy who wants to use a drill-press for 10 minutes should somehow be deprioritized is nonsense. These people use very little time at the space. This sort of thinking will chase people off. They are not the problem. Everyone should be given an a few hours a week to utilize the space.
People are expected to clean their tools before they use them and afterward, but the onus is on them to clean tools BEFORE use. Not cleaning your area/tools afterward is also against the rules, but there is an acknowledgment that this rule hard to maintain. SO it is really important you sanitize the tools you plan to use before you use them. (And hopefully after)
If we want super-safe time, then the hackerspace can close for 4 hours 2 nights a week so people can book their time first thing in the morning. This is a reasonable compromise.
Shop-stewards are great but are not required to be there.
All this survey stuff is great, but just an overkill. I have no desire to be on the covid opening group or any such thing. I will not be responding to this on discourse. I am just putting my thoughts out there on how and like how I would have handled this had I continued running for Executive Director and been elected. If anyone wishes to make this into an official proposal that can somehow be voted on, then please do.
I see these questions to post in Proposal. Ok, here are my answers.
- Description of Benefits, Risks, and Drawbacks to the space
I’m not confident the current path is the correct one. However, would like not to have extreme overreaction in opposite direction. My ideas seem like reasonable middle-ground.
- Time and Cost estimate
I believe most if not all suggested changes would result in less time required by the board. Cost is not relevant. I suspect refusing the restore key-fob vote is going to result in some sort of mutiny which will cost the membership and could be the first in a series on bad news for Hackerspace.
- What other help you need from the board
- List the people committing to execute it, and who else you’ll need to join to succeed
Board could fix existing policy.
- If applicable, briefly describe why we shouldn’t build/buy a better version, and why we shouldn’t get a cheaper/easier one.
Current path is well meaning - especially from perspective of broader non-hackerspace community. However it does not serve the needs of the membership to the extent it should.
See everyone interested on June 3.