Petition for Referendum on the Cloyne Court Discussion

Brenna Fitzpatrick
Anonymous 60 Comments
293 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Authored by Samantha Strimling, member of Cloyne Court

This is a petition to allow the full membership of the Berkeley Student Cooperative to determine the appropriate timeline and course of action for the construction of a plan determining the future of Cloyne Court, and the related mitigation of risk for the entire Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC).

In specific terms: a vote in favor of this referendum is a vote to preclude any action that comprehensively effects, changes, or disrupts the present community at Cloyne Court until a period of at least 30 days after approval of this proposal is officially certified. This 'cooling off' period will allow for a sufficient and complete amount of time to properly discuss and decide the comprehensive specifics of a plan governing the future of Cloyne Court, the BSC, and our organization's diverse community.

In short, this is a referendum to allow the necessary time for our cooperative community to arrive at a cooperative solution to our collective challenges.

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February 21
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  • Nick Kamps-Hughes
    Nick Kamps-Hughes United States, Eugene
    Mar 13, 2014
    Mar 13, 2014
    I used to live there in college. There are maybe 10 percent of individuals that are problematic but everyone else gets to use the freedom to experience a great lifestyle. Why do we always have to pay for the irresponsibility of others? Save Cloyne!
  • Steven Matusic
    Steven Matusic United States, San Jose
    Mar 13, 2014
    Mar 13, 2014
    I am a philosophy major at West Virginia University and from the research I have done regarding Cloyne Court, it seems to be an experience that teaches students things more important and more profound than the theorems and facts they learn in the classroom. Cloyne is an education in humanism. It teaches people to be better people in terms of cooperating with others, developing deep relationships, taking responsibility not only for themselves but for the community, and perhaps most importantly being mindful of future generations to come and people whom they will never meet. They plant trees and build decks so that those who come after may enjoy them and want to pay it forward to those who come after them. In these ways and many others Cloyne is creating better people, better people that this world direly needs. Though I have never experienced Cloyne Court and never will, I am profoundly disheartened to think future students will be deprived of the amazing and unique opportunity to grow as people that Cloyne Court provides.
  • Beth Winegarner
    Beth Winegarner United States, San Francisco
    Mar 11, 2014
    Mar 11, 2014
    I lived in Cloyne from 1994 to 1996 and enjoyed it quite a lot. Loved the free-spiritedness and self-reliance of residents, even though it was sometimes challenging. Please don't attempt a "cleanup." It won't work and will make residents feel alienated.
  • Suzanne Goldberg
    Suzanne Goldberg United States, Conshohocken
    Mar 04, 2014
    Mar 04, 2014
    Save Cloyne
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    Nick Kamps-Hughes United States
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    Steven Matusic
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    Brian Stratton
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