From:   Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 09, 2011 3:32:23 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Meeting locations
 

I think a plan to limit drumming/music should be considered as a part of the 'Good Neighbor Policy' being developed by the Community Relations Committee and Community Board 1, to be presented mid-week to the GA.

 

It should lay out clear expectations for drumming, as well as times for amplified sound (with Brookfield permission if possible) and no mic-check times for quiet, productive working group meetings.

 

-justin

  

On Oct 9, 2011, at 5:27 PM, Marina Sitrin wrote:

 

> Justin,

>

> I totally hear you. At the same time the noise level in the Plaza

> often makes it impossible. I would suggest having many time slots

> where we do not have drumming or other music (lovely as it is) so that

> we can hear one another when we want to meet.

>

> Has there already been a proposal with regard to drumming/music? I

> know I am not alone in this sentiment.

>

> Marina

>

> On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 2:51 PM, Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com> wrote:

>> Hi friends,

>>

>> There has been a beautiful explosion in the number and scope of new working groups and meetings for #occupywallstreet.

>>

>> At the same time, several groups or collections of groups have elected to meet off-site recently for various reasons.

>>

>> I understand the need to meet off-site when doing outreach with outside groups, but not for mere convenience or preferable noise level. Meeting off camp erodes trust in groups and alienates representatives or leaders of committees from their constituents/partners.

>>

>> For that reason, I am electing not to attend meetings planned outside of #LibertyPlaza (or the adjoined open red cube space) unless there is a compelling reason to meet off-site. If camp is not an amenable location for productive meetings, then that should be addressed at General Assembly.

>>

>> In a related note, I strongly discourage groups from meeting during General Assembly. I think everyone understands why.

>>

>> Please join me in supporting this tack on meeting times/locations.

>>

>> -Justin

>

>

>

> --

> Seamos realistas, hagamos lo imposible ~ che

 

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