ICANN Resolutions » 2005-06-28 - Continuing Budget Resolution
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Board authorizes President to implement activities of ICANN at substantially the same budget levels as previously approved and to inform the Board of material variances from the Budget.
Whereas, ICANN's Bylaws at Article XVI, Section 4 provide that "At least forty-five (45) days prior to the commencement of each fiscal year, the President shall prepare and submit to the Board, a proposed annual budget of ICANN for the next fiscal year, which shall be posted on the Website. The proposed budget shall identify anticipated revenue sources and levels and shall, to the extent practical, identify anticipated material expense items by line item. The Board shall adopt an annual budget and shall publish the adopted Budget on the Website."
Whereas, on 17 May 2005, in accordance with the ICANN Bylaws, ICANN posted its Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2005-06.
Whereas, the posted proposed budget was developed through a series of comprehensive consultations with ICANN constituencies, the Budget Advisory Group, and the ICANN Board Finance Committee.
Whereas, the Board Finance Committee agrees that such consultations between staff and ICANN constituencies, the Budget Advisory Group and the ICANN Board Finance Committee should continue up to and during the ICANN Meeting scheduled to occur in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, between 11 and 15 July 2005.
Whereas, ICANN's currently approved budget and current fiscal year will end on 30 June 2005 and the new budget is scheduled to be approved during the Luxembourg Meeting.
Whereas, ICANN's Finance Committee agreed that ICANN staff should continue to operate at the budget levels and maintain the fee structure for the fiscal year ending on 30 June 2005 levels until such time as a new budget is approved by the Board pursuant to ICANN's Bylaws at Article XVI, Section 4.
Resolved [05.38], that the President is authorized and directed to implement and carry out the activities of ICANN at substantially the same budget and expenditure levels pursuant to the ICANN Budget approved in Resolution 04.56, and is directed to inform the Board of material variances from the Budget during an interim period commencing on 1 July 2005, and ending upon formal Board approval of the new budget for fiscal year ending on 30 June 2006.
The board approved the resolution unanimously 13-0 by a vote of the Board Members present. Mouhamet Diop and Joichi Ito were not present during the vote. Njeri Rionge's was listening to the call but her vote was recorded contemporaneously via email due to technical difficulties.