On limit to councillor tenure (Bylaw 2.1.4)

Code:
G16-C002
Party Unit:
Members of the Party
Proposal Type:
Constitutional
Resolution Status:
Defeated
Resolution Timing:
In Advance
Submission Date:
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Submitter Name:
Johan Hamels

Party Commentary

This changes the constitution to limit council to 2 terms.

Preamble

WHEREAS councillors are limited to a 2 year term, but there is no limit to how many consecutive terms a councillor may serve;

WHEREAS the governing Council of the GPC requires qualified members with management skills and experience;

WHEREAS some degree of continuity is needed to bring historical perspective and knowledge to the Council;

WHEREAS there is a need to bring to Council new ideas, experience and energy;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that Bylaw 2.1.4 be amended to limit the number of consecutive terms a voting member of council may serve to two (2) terms or four (4) years;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Bylaw 2.1.4 be extended with a new clause, 2.1.4.9 to read:

2.1.4.9 No member of council may serve more than two (2) consecutive terms.

Sponsors:
Ard van Leeuwen, Burt Folkins, Colin Griffiths, Constantine Kritsonis, Danny Polifroni, Joe Foster, Marcus Madsen, Mark MacKenzie, Stacey Leadbetter, Norbert d'Costa, Lorraine Rekmans, Erich Jacoby-Hawkins, Saul Bottcher

Background

It is a common best practice in many organisations to limit the time any one board member serves. This is not to deny the contribution that any one board member may make to the life and decisions of the organisation, but to ensure that a continuous influx of new ideas and viewpoints are provided to it. The GPC has no limit on the time a board member may serve. This resolution proposes to provide a limit. After a break in service, they may stand for re-election.

Code

G16-C002

Proposal Type

Constitutional

Submitter Name

Johan Hamels

Party Commentary

This changes the constitution to limit council to 2 terms.

Preamble

WHEREAS councillors are limited to a 2 year term, but there is no limit to how many consecutive terms a councillor may serve;

WHEREAS the governing Council of the GPC requires qualified members with management skills and experience;

WHEREAS some degree of continuity is needed to bring historical perspective and knowledge to the Council;

WHEREAS there is a need to bring to Council new ideas, experience and energy;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that Bylaw 2.1.4 be amended to limit the number of consecutive terms a voting member of council may serve to two (2) terms or four (4) years;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Bylaw 2.1.4 be extended with a new clause, 2.1.4.9 to read:

2.1.4.9 No member of council may serve more than two (2) consecutive terms.

Sponsors

Ard van Leeuwen, Burt Folkins, Colin Griffiths, Constantine Kritsonis, Danny Polifroni, Joe Foster, Marcus Madsen, Mark MacKenzie, Stacey Leadbetter, Norbert d'Costa, Lorraine Rekmans, Erich Jacoby-Hawkins, Saul Bottcher

Background

It is a common best practice in many organisations to limit the time any one board member serves. This is not to deny the contribution that any one board member may make to the life and decisions of the organisation, but to ensure that a continuous influx of new ideas and viewpoints are provided to it. The GPC has no limit on the time a board member may serve. This resolution proposes to provide a limit. After a break in service, they may stand for re-election.