ESG is putting together a "steering committee" that will probably replace CICDO as its main community (staff and student) governing body. We're putting together our rules of operation now-- if anyone wants a good challenge, try defining the rules of a government.
I believe strongly in consensus decision-making; I think it's the only way to fully value dissent and minority opinion. Other methods sacrifice this for efficiency. So I wanted to come up with a solution that got both without being game-able. I think I got something that mostly values dissent and is only somewhat game-able. Take a look at my suggested steering committee operating procedure-- I'm interested in any other ideas that are out there.