Issue No. 322, May 2016
Residents’ Assembly Approves a New Entry Policy and FAMC Mandate
The voting at the Solar Kitchen On Wednesday April 20th, the Residents’ Assembly Service announced the results of a vote called by the Auroville Council on a new Entry Policy and a new mandate for the Funds and Assets Management Committee (FAMC). A total of 327 residents participated in the online and manual voting, well-exceeding the quorum of 10% of the registered adult residents (1831 persons as on December 2015). The results showed the community’s desire for change: both the Policy and the new mandate were approved. The new Entry Policy Sindhuja is one of the Auroville Council members who has put in a lot of work to achieve these results. She is satisfied with the outcome but would have preferred it if the vote hadn’t been necessary. “We wanted to start the new Entry Policy without a vote of the Residents’ Assembly, as we feel that voting pushes us into an outdated pattern, but this was objected to. Some felt that we were working in an opaque and manipulative mann...