The Management Council was merged with the Editorial Council into a single governing body in 2013. All MC rules and decisions were upheld except where they contradicted the merger.
The Management Council is the elected body of citizens that is responsible for the technical and economic resources of the Citizendium and its related websites. It is charged with making all the financial and legal decisions for the Citizendium; developing the rules of civility and behavior for Citizens participating on CZ and its related websites; adjudicate alleged violations of the rules; impose sanctions for violations of the rules; administer the "User Rights" of the software; develop operational procedures to implement the powers and institutions of this charter when needed; appoint and supervise the activities of Constables; conduct elections and certify the results of elections; set its own rules and by-laws for its meetings; manage technical matters of the software and hardware; establish and maintain public awareness of the Citizendium; and invite and establish collaboration with external partners on any matters relevant to the Citizendium's mission.
The Management Council consists of three citizens, half of which are elected every June 21.
Communicating with the Council
- You may watch the Management Councils public discussions at the Management Council Discussions board.
- If you have some input for the Management Council on any topic they are discussing, or wish to suggest a topic that they take up, you can do so at the Management Council Community Input board. Please note that the Management Council cannot guarantee that it will discuss anything suggested there, and also cannot guarantee a reply to any post.
- If you wish to privately contact the Management Council, you may do this at the Management Council Private Communications Board. Posts on this board will not be visible to any other Citizen except members of the Management Council. Please note that the Management Council cannot guarantee that it will discuss anything suggested there, and also cannot guarantee a reply to any post.
<This is not yet official policy and is meant as a demonstration of a proposal being discussed in the MC. If you have an appeal please be patient and wait for the procedure to be finalized. Thank you.> For appeals see CZ:Management Council/Appeals