Cooperative Governance 101: Legal Processes & Decision-Making
June 10, 2018, 2:30pm-5:30pm, Oakland Peace Center
111 Fairmount Avenue, Oakland CA 94611
Facilitators include: Aleta Alston-Toure', Dr. James Garrett and Jassmin Poyaaoan of East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC).
This cooperative governance nuts and bolts workshop has two core parts:
1) Making Decisions as a cooperative or collective process:
- how do you make decisions as a group?
- What decisions do you make as group?
- And how do you know when you've made a decision?
- communicating and changing the decision?
- difference between the legal requirements (such as voting per your bylaws) and potential common practice (consensus)
- What does compromising successfully look like?
- What traditions and histories of participatory decision-making would you like to glean from?
2) Administrative nuts and bolts we will touch on:
- cooperative legal structures & formalities
- bookkeeping and finance
- board requirements and liabilities including duties of elected officers, insurance,and role in fair housing / resident selection
- loan and reporting requirements to funders and land trust (if/when relevant).