This is the 1st of 3 proposals that I am putting out to help put a base layer process in place to allow the Sushi team to move forward in terms of governance, budget transparency, hiring and more. The implemented process should evolve over time according to the requirements of the DAO.
This is not a competing proposal with pocketsquare’s Sushi 2.1 - Sushi 2.1 - Introduction of a Community Oversight Committee
The proposal is solely written to open up more avenues for discussion so the community can figure out what the best model might be.
I would like to propose the formation of a ‘Community Oversight Committee’ to work hand in hand with the ‘Sushi Compensation Committee’. The role of the ‘COC’ is to provide checks and balances, and ensure transparency with regards to the use of Sushi resources. Detailed responsibility of the ‘COC’ shall be decided in a separate proposal.
Community Oversight Committee
The ‘COC’ will be a stand alone entity that represents the voice of the larger community. The ‘COC’ will be given a yearly grant by Sushi, with the community deciding on the amount and also the individual salaries of its contributors. Any community member can apply to be on the committee via a forum proposal. All members have to be voted in through governance via snapshot.
The ‘COC’ is to work alongside the ‘Sushi Compensation Committee’ to help oversee the treasury, budgets, compensation distribution, conflict resolution, performance reviews, address concerns from the community and strategic direction of Sushi.
Both committees should initially comprise of 4 members. All individual members shall hold an equal weighted multisig vote as well as the responsibility to post a snapshot. A proposal will only make it to snapshot if both committees come to an agreement (5:3 in favor). If both committees can’t come to an agreement on a certain topic after a lengthy discussion (4:4), a ‘temperature check’ proposal shall be posted on snapshot for public voting. The result of that vote will be counted as the tie breaker (5:4).
The number of members of each committee can be expanded in the future if needed. All ‘COC’ members’ terms will last for 6 months (January & June), after which they will have to put out a new proposal seeking the community’s approval to either retain their positions or swap members.
On-Boarding SOP - Community Oversight Committee
What happens if someone resigns/gets booted or all 8 seats are not filled ?
While the search for an ideal candidate is in progress, both committees are allowed to nominate temporary stand-ins to fill the blank positions without the use of governance voting.
Compensation committee → Ideally one of the Sushi team leads from the various departments
Community Oversight committee → Ideally active community members or large stakeholders (e.g Cumberland, ARCA, 9x9x9)
Implement a process to form a Community Oversight Committee