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Proposal ID5
ProposalAmendment, Rules and Procedures: Non-Violence Language
Floor ManagerMike Feinstein
Discussion07/21/2019 - 07/28/2019
Voting07/29/2019 - 08/04/2019
Presens Quorum6 0.5001
Consens Quorum0 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes


At the GPLAC County Council meeting of June 9, an amendment was approved to GPLAC Rules and Procedures to incorporate non-violence language, but did not contain numbering and formatting to fit within the existing Rules and Procedures. The following text would place that language into the GPLAC Rules and Procedures with consistent numbering and formatting.


That GPLAC Rules and Procedures be amended to add the following new Section 1-3 Non-violent Communication

Section 1-3 Non-violent Communication

1-3.1 Stick to the facts: try to be as objective as possible.
1-3.2 Donít use evaluative language, avoiding such words as, sneaky, arrogant, rude, stupid, mean, greedy, outrageous, lazy, irresponsible, etc.
1-3.3 Stick to the issue. Principles above personalities.
1-3.4 Practice Active Listening: Avoid interrupting each other.
1-3.5 Donít resort to ad hominem attacks, i.e. negative evaluations of an individualís character, intentions, intelligence, etc.
1-3.6 Donít assume we know other peoplesí motivations. Ask them and let them tell us their motivations. Give them the benefit of the doubt.
1-3.7 Make an effort to make others right. Seek to find something in what another has said that you agree with first, and acknowledge it before going on to the issues you disagree on. It helps people to be less defensive, more open to really listening.
1-3.8 Donít deliver ultimatums. Ultimatums leave no room for negotiation and harden peopleís defenses. No one likes to be told they have no choice and ultimatums do that.
1-3.9 Have a clear desired outcome in mind. That helps us avoid being sidetracked into bickering about non-essential issues.





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