ICANN Resolutions » 2003-02-25 - ALAC Start-Up Funding
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Board increases the level of authorized spending for implementing reform to cover the cost of ALAC's budget request.
Whereas, on 10 February 2003 the Interim At-Large Advisory Committee (Interim ALAC) presented a budget request for "start-up/matching funds" for its activities in the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 fiscal years;
Whereas, the interim ALAC's 2002-2003 request includes US$5,300 for administration expenses, US$17,500 for regional expenses, and US52,000 for ALAC ICANN Meeting expenses, for a total of US$74,800;
Whereas, in resolution 02.149 the Board authorized the President to spend up to US$325,000 to implement the Evolution and Reform Plan in 2002-2003, but that authorization did not include the funds now requested by the Interim ALAC;
Whereas, the Finance Committee has reviewed the Interim ALAC's request and recommends that the Board increase the level of authorized funding associated with implementation of reform to include the amount requested by the Interim ALAC for funding during the 2002-2003 fiscal year;
Whereas, by resolution EC03.3 the Executive Committee authorized, in partial response to the Interim ALAC's request, the President to expend from the 2002-2003 ICANN budget up to US$33,000 to cover the portion of the Interim ALAC's request associated with expenses of the Interim ALAC members for travel to and from and attendance at the Rio de Janeiro meeting in late-March 2003;
Whereas, while of the view that the ALAC and its related structures and organizations need to evolve to become financially self-sufficient, the Board concludes that providing this funding during the Interim ALAC's start-up period will be beneficial to the establishment of an ALAC that effectively fosters informed participation in ICANN by individual Internet users;
Resolved [03.14] that the Board increases the level of authorized spending for implementation of reform in the 2002-2003 ICANN budget, by US$74,800 (to include the US$33,000 previously authorized by the Executive Committee) to cover the cost of providing funding as requested by the Interim ALAC;
Further resolved [03.15] that the Interim ALAC's request for funding from the 2003-2004 budget be considered in the framework of the currently ongoing development of ICANN's budget for the 2003-2004 fiscal year.
(The Board approved the above resolutions by a 15-0-1 vote, with Dr. Schink abstaining.)