[We interrupt our regularly scheduled CX race promotion to talk to you about governance issues within Cycling BC. We regret the inconvenience, and will have more donkey pictures soon, but seriously, this is important.]
The board of Cycling BC (CBC) has proposed substantial bylaw revisions to be voted on this weekend that include a redefinition of membership. Their proposal abolishes individual voting rights and replaces members with three categories of voters: 1) CBC board members, 2) clubs, and 3) committee members appointed (and dismissed) by the board.
While other parts of the bylaws, like electronic voting, are a welcome improvement, the proposed membership structure has been deemed unacceptable by some members in BC. Escape Velocity Cycling Club’s (EV) board of directors have proposed an amendment to the CBC board’s bylaw proposal that keeps the improvements, but fixes the problems.