Arkansas Basin Roundtable

It is the mission of the Arkansas Basin Roundtable (to be developed) ........................................

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Disclosure-my recommended modification

Following is my recommended modification (changed text in italics) to the disclosure clause recommended by Gary Barber:

Section 3. Disclosure of Interests. The validity of consensus is derived from the collective understanding of each Member concerning both the issue and the perspective of fellow Members on that issue. It is realized that Members may have interests other than those for which they have been appointed or elected to the Roundtable, and that these may influence how the Member stands and presents positions on issues. In the interest of transparency required for effective decision making, it is the responsibility of each Member to disclose any substantive interest outside of the identified interest for which the Member is serving on the Roundtable that the Member, or the immediate members of the Member's family, has/have in matters that are the subject in Policy Decisions