Anticapture Commission - Internal Operating Procedures

Anticapture Commission Internal Operating Procedures v2

1. Introduction

This document outlines the Internal Operating Procedures (IOP) for the Anticapture Commission. It is designed to ensure active participation, transparency, minimal governance, and clear accountability in line with the Commission’s goals and the Foundation’s guidelines.

2. Transparent Communications

2.1 Contact and Accessibility

Discord Channel: #acc-commission

Email Address: anticapture@optimism.io

2.2 Landing Page

Maintained by the Lead on Notion, serving as the Anticapture Commission Member Hub.

2.3 Communication Thread

Maintained by the Lead and/or members on the forum throughout the season.

2.4 Meetings and Office Hours

Office Hours: Held every cycle on Thursday. These sessions are accessible via the Public Governance Calendar.

Internal Meetings: Held every cycle on Tuesdays. Summaries are provided to the community via the communication thread.

3. Community Feedback

  • Actively incorporate community feedback to enhance operations, while retaining the discretion to prioritize the most relevant suggestions.

  • Provide publicly accessible summaries of direct communications between members and/or with other stakeholders in the Anticapture Commission’s communication thread.

4. Operating Schedule

4.1 Cycle Alignment

The Anticapture Commission’s cycles will align with the 3-week Governance Voting Cycles of Season 5.

4.2 Scheduling and Deadlines

Review Period (Week 1 & 2)

  • Provide feedback and approve proposals.
  • Engage with community concerns and feedback during Office Hours.

Voting Period (Week 3)

  • Copy and paste proposals up for voting on vote.optimism.io to create proposals on Snapshot in the Anticapture Commission Space.
  • Schedule a regular meeting (date adjustable based on member feedback) before the conclusion of the Voting Period. This is to remind members to vote and discuss any necessary actions. Recordings and summaries are posted in the Communication Thread.
  • Prepare a Cycle update for the Communication Thread within 3 days after the voting period ends.
  • Continue engaging with community concerns and feedback during Office Hours.

5. Decision Making

5.1 Consensus and Voting

The Anticapture Commission Snapshot Space will serve as the platform for member voting. Commission votes will be determined by a simple majority of the provided member votes. A consensus is achieved when more than 60% of the members vote. If the commission cannot reach a consensus on a matter, the Lead will exercise decision-making authority (e.g., act as a tie-breaker).

5.2 Types of Proposals for Voting

The ACC should vote only on proposals that are subject to veto by the Citizens’ House, and on other proposals only if they are flagged for potential issues.

5.3 Process to Flag Potential Issues

To flag potential issues, follow these steps:

  1. A new discussion thread is opened on the Governance Forum using the tag “acc.”

  2. To progress the flag for a Snapshot vote, approval from four ACC members is required.

  3. The ACC will conduct a vote on Snapshot. Based on the results, the Anticapture Commission Lead will cast the official vote using the ACC multisig.

5.4 Transparency in Decision-Making

Public communication of Anticapture Commission Reports under review and rationale for decisions.

6. Logistical Operations

6.1 Member Responsibilities

  • Attend office hours at least once per Season to listen to community feedback and raise concerns to the broader governance community on their behalf.
  • Provide feedback, approval and/or coordinate authorship of any reports circulated to the Citizens’ House.
  • Attend the regular Cycle Anticapture Commission Call
  • Vote on the Anticapture Commission Snapshot Space
  • Provide delegate approvals or a reason for not providing approval on >10% of the proposals requiring approval during the period
  • Members must elect a Commission Lead each Season, by simple majority vote among qualifying members

6.2 Lead Responsibilities

  • Host the regular Cycle Anticapture Commission Call
  • Execute votes from the delegation wallet, according to the outcomes of commission votes
  • Author, or coordinate authorship, of any reports circulated to the Citizens’ House
  • Calculate qualifying delegates at the mid-point of the Season and before the start of the next Season, including assessment of whether Members have upheld the Member Responsibities.
  • Request renewal of the program at the end of Season 6, if desired.

6.3 Resignation process

  1. If a member wishes to resign, they should inform the Lead.
  2. The Lead will then update the quorum on Snapshot.
  3. Their resignation will be communicated to the Collective through our Communication Thread.
  4. If the total number of ACC members falls below 10, the Foundation will remove delegation.

6.4 KYC

All members will need to KYC to vote as a member of the Anticapture Commission.

7. Accountability and Success Measurement

7.1 Success Metrics

Member Participation Rate: Calculate the percentage of members attending meetings and participating in Snapshot Space votes.

Proposals Approved: Count proposals approved by at least two members each cycle.

Community Satisfaction: Collect and assess community feedback on commission decisions and processes.

Transparency Score: Evaluate transparency based on meeting recordings, decision rationale, and vote records.

Organic Votable Supply Increase: Promote growth in votable supply by spotlighting high-context delegates and setting standards for top delegates.

7.2 Budget and Renewal

Members will receive group delegation but not OP rewards. The Anticapture Commission is set to be delegated 10M OP from the Governance Fund for Seasons 5 and 6, following approval in Special Voting Cycle #16a. After one year, the Anticapture Commission will need to submit a proposal for any continuation of the program to the Governance. However, the intention is for this program to expire after this period.

8 Modifications to the Internal Operating Procedures

Modifications to this document may be proposed during the first two weeks of a Voting Cycle. These changes require approval through a vote on the Anticapture Commission Snapshot Space. Any amendment will be considered approved once the required consensus is reached.

Changes made in this version:

  1. Frequency of Voting from the ACC Multisig

  2. Process to step down from the ACC

  3. Anticapture Commission Snapshot Quorum

  4. ACC Office Hours Frequency

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I think they should be more specific, what kind of votes ACC will participate in. What should the DAO expect. Otherwise it would look like a parallel DAO, what sense does it make for the rest of the voters?

GM @AxlVaz! Currently, the only proposals subject to veto by the Citizens’ House are the Protocol Upgrades, so we will focus our voting on those. The only exception would be if someone flags a potential issue. Since this Commission is a new initiative, we’re in the process of structuring our operations and determining how we should participate understanding the weight that the delegation received represents to the Token House. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful week!