Hi @brichis, I returned to this thread with some new questions as I am mapping out the governance space of the Optimism collective. The previous links were very helpful and I noticed that the grant council recently launched a helpful landing page. There are a few questions that still aren’t very clear for me and you seem like the right person to ask!
The questions are:
The funds/resources that the grant council and its sub-committees govern are they associated with/ part of the Optimism Foundation’s budget? Linking an OP Foundation forum post as a reference. If so, which ones are overseen by the council?
Within the OP Foundation Mid-Year budget update I see various budget categories (Governance Fund, Partner Fund + Seed Fund + Unallocated) does the council and its sub-committees govern over any of these particular funds?
Coming from the DAO, Multi-sig web3 world I was wondering if these funds are in a set of on-chain treasuries? if so, where could I find these?
The budget approval for the Governance Fund (Missions-Grants) is determined by a vote from the Token House. You can view the budget proposal for each intent, for example, Intent #1 for Season 5. The Partner Fund is managed directly by the Foundation.
According to what I know, it lasts approximately 4 months and is followed by a Reflection Period and a Governance Break. The dates for Season 6 have not been released yet, but I guess it will happen in the second half of 2024.
Yes, the councils are as follows:
Code of Conduct Council
Additionally, there is the Developer Advisory Board and the Anticapture Commission.