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Protection of Auroville Land
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by Patrick   
Thursday, 30 January 2014

GM Unity Pavilion (Photographer: Patrick)Yesterday afternoon, a very well attended first General Meeting, to present to the community the various options identified by the Study Group, was held at the Unity Pavilion, International Zone. Recommendations for the protection of Auroville lands were given. Please do listen to what was communicated regarding the legal and non-legal options that the community is facing. As everyone can see, Auroville is being exposed to frenetic development and land protection is a crucial matter. It seems we can not afford to postpone decisions any longer. Read more

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GM Water Maintenance Service
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by Patrick   
Thursday, 16 January 2014

GM (Photographer: Patrick)Last Tuesday afternoon a well attended GM was held on the Water Maintenance Service, at the Unity Pavilion. Krishan presented a report on the WMS finances and budgeting and Wazo a proposal on the location for the new building, in the service area, as well as a structure of the global vision of the service. They also gave us a short report on the actual Auroville’ water distribution and maintenance situation. At the end of the meeting, they formulated the following questions for a Residents' Assembly Decision-Making Event, to be held soon: Read more

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3rd GM new selection process
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by Patrick   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013

New SAIIER bulding meeting room (Photographer: Patrick)Last night, the third General Meeting on the new selection process for the AV Council and the Working Committee was held, in the new SAIIER building. Although most Aurovilians will agree that changes are needed, not many attended this Questions and Answers session. Therefore, the study group now faces a choice, to: a) Go for a Resident Assembly decision making event, or b) Go through the selection process and to present the newly elected people together with the new process, for the approval of the community. Read more

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New Selection Process
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by Tabitha   
Monday, 18 November 2013

2nd General Meeting on a proposed New Selection Process for the Workin (Photographer: Tabitha)Following are the minutes of the 2nd GM on a proposed New Selection Process for the Working Committee and the Auroville Council with a Participatory Working Group Proposal. Due to the rain, the meeting was not well attended. Still, what was exposed was that perhaps a new process will not make the dissatisfaction of the community disappear. It was mentioned, that even the best selection process possible would do nothing until we are ready to tackle the core issues that are burdening the community, causing much passivity and non-participation of its members. Read more

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Selection & Organization Process
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by Patrick   
Thursday, 07 November 2013

General meeting  (Photographer: Patrick)Yesterday, a new Organization and Selection Process for the Working Committee and the Auroville Council was presented to the community. The study team gave the presentation at the Unity Pavilion. The Process aims to upgrade the current governance of Auroville, on two levels: Values and Organization. The current draft is available to everyone for feedback. Modifications can be suggested up until the next Resident Assembly meeting, scheduled for November 23rd. Aiming to break with the past and to put the 12 qualities back in the centre, it presents a new approach. Read more

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TDC Presentation to Gov. Board
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by Patrick   
Monday, 04 November 2013

Bankim`s presentation (Photographer: Andrea Kunkl)On Friday afternoon, the TDC had organised a presentation in the MMC auditorium. Given by Bankim Kalro, the presentation will also be delivered at the coming Governing Board meeting. An attempt to integrate geophysical reality and social and economic development into the design of the galaxy, the Implementation & Development Phasing Program (IDPP) will be the foundation of the Detail Development Plan. This project is a draft that will go back to the community for feedbacks and it was made clear that ideally more people will get involved with city planing. Read more

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GM on Land Exchange #2
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by Tabitha   
Thursday, 24 October 2013

GM on Land Exchange #2 (Photographer: Patrick)Yesterday, a second General Meeting on a land exchange proposal concerning the North Eastern Greenbelt was held at the Unity Pavilion (International Zone). Organised by the LMTF, the meeting was divided into two parts. First Fabian, on behalf of the LMTF, again presented the current situation. Supported by maps, he clearly indicated the areas for possible exchange and development. In the second part, the members of the community had a chance to express their feelings and concerns, and to ask questions in order to clarify anything unclear or confusing to them. We can expect a follow up. Read more

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GM Entry and Exit policy
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by Patrick   
Thursday, 17 October 2013

General Meeting audience (Photographer: Fabienne)A crucial meeting on Entry-Exit Policy was held yesterday at the Unity Pavilion. It was organized by the Working Committee and attended by Mr. Bala Baskar, the Secretary of Auroville Foundation. The Governing Board is scheduled to meet early next month and is eager to read the Residents Assembly Proposal on this vital and complex matter. Following Elvira’'s introduction and Eric's presentation on the draft "Regulations for Admission or Termination of Persons in the Register of Residents, regulations 2013”",  Read more

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