John Petrie wrote:
I doubt that I am alone in receiving no communications about the PASB in quite some time.
The entire election should have been one organised process, which only started once it was ready to be run having been properly promoted along with adequate communication channels for candidates to be questioned by supporters.
One thing I can definitely say that I would like to do if elected to the PASB is to sort out the processes by which it is run.
To call this anything less than shambolic would be quite ridiculous and I find it quite shocking that all those who have attacked volunteers working in their spare time in order to benefit other supporters have not had the bottle to criticise an utterly flawed process that has the weight of a professional football club behind it.
Oh well, at least there will be plenty for people to do once elected. Unfortunately the process of working out how it will work and what its parameters will be is sure to detract from the important purpose of scrutinising the board. It's almost as if it would have been easier just to give this role to an already democratic and constituted body to begin with...
John, you are not alone, on this thread I have described it as torturous, elsewhere as shambolic.
To me although the Board wished to be seen to not interfere, the Acting (?) CEO should have been progress chasing and making public his activity to reasssure fans. As it is, it has been left to Chris Webb to oversee the process when, as we all know, he also has a demanding, full time job to fit in as well. There is a place for volunteers but on such an important plank of club infrastructure it has been left to chance.
And that is before the process of putting a constitution in place. It is a shame the lesson of Whitleyism have not been learned from the public sector.
We are now on track for an election for? How long? what will the term of office be? Will the club be prepared to meet an annual bill? Election every 2 years? 4 years?
I have a feeling that although I am a supporter of the concept the refusal by the Club to actively engage does not bode well for the future. A 2 track Board is fraught with difficulties and is surely not sustainable in the mid to long term?
It is clear Candidates have not been taken account of; we know now Jon can not attend the hustings. but similarly, I have a holiday booked and paid for in October on the basis the origiinal timescale was for the election to be completed by end of September. Never easy is it?:)