It’s been a busy couple of days but it’s great to see many positive comments on this proposal, it’s important though to address the concerns by @Graine.
First of all, I totally understand why there is concern @Graine. I worked with Sushi from 2020 up until Today, consistently, and despite the literal circus which was last year, somehow came out the other side. I’ll be totally frank about the situation though, there was literally zero accountability. Workload was consistently piled on top of those which took their role in Sushi as a serious job, I believe that I’ve always done this, but it became exhausting and to the point where I had planned to leave early this year.I’m glad I changed my mind though, because many left before me, and what was left was a lean team of loyal hardworking contributors to the project. Having said that though, it’s extremely important that this pattern of unaccountability cannot continue in the future, with current & future hires, and especially at this point in time. The accountability meachnism initially may not be perfect, but far better than nothing at all, and I fully expect it to evolve over time with input from people like you and the rest of the community.
Now financials, again we have a similar situation, fiscal responsibility was non-existent. I repeatedly stressed that we bring an accountant on-board, and pay close attention to the finances. At the time I was simply scolded by leadership as a fear monger and that there was nothing to worry about, but I can do math, I knew where we were heading. I believe for the first time in the history of Sushi, we have strong fincial responsibility within the team, and actions taken over the past few months have prevented a catastrophy. There’s another aspect to this too, previously leadership made countless attempts to siphon money from the protocol, I personally stood up against this repeatedly, because it was both wrong, inappropriate, and irresponsible. My only regeret is that I didn’t do more and earlier.
Transparency, or lack of it, is again something that bothered me a huge amount. It something which we immediately began to tackle this year by making public many internal documents, dropping the idea of “Sushi Internal Proposals” which were always a bizzare idea to me, and begining the process of making Sushi transparent AF. It’s easy to say, “it’s all on-chain”, we need to do more, and will do.
A final note, I believe that the Sushi Team is in the best place now than it has been in a very long time, the rotten bad apples have left the orginisation, and despite having to still bear the brunt for their actions, we’re commited to ensuring the Sushi experiment is a sussefull one and doesn’t end on a bad note.