April 21, 2012
Thank you Wally for clarifying the multi-year roll out in this process. I'm hoping that any major issues that arise with the process can be assessed during this time. I look forward to hearing more about the work of the cpdACCESS committe in Portland!
April 21, 2012
After reading over the FSMC’s proposals and comments, I must state that the alternate proposal as written covers the majority of my concerns with the remote voting and cdpAccess proposals. My primary concern is that the concept of permitting the results of the final action hearings to be overturned after the end of the final action hearings by remote voting. One of the better suggestions that I have read in the FSCM’s alternative proposal is to get the members involved after the initial action hearings so they have input on all of the proposals without completely destabilizing the results and consistency of the final action hearing results.
The cdpAccess committee has expressed their desire to maintain the ‘value’ of attending the hearings. There could be no greater value than actually having the “final” say in how a vote is resolved than being at the final action hearings, in person, and knowing that your presence there is important.
I’m glad to see the FSMC actively participating and collaborating with the membership to represent their concerns, interests and perspectives. By putting this proposal together, they are fulfilling my expectations of what was the intent the Membership Councils; hopefully, the cdpAccess Committee will recognize the value of the FSMC effort and the full scale of the members that it represents.
April 29, 2015
As the Steering Committee Chairman, we welcome this feedback to the cdp Access Committee and as with all of the suggestions we have received so far, we will be fully reviewing and considering these ideas. We welcome all constructive feedback - both the many positive responses we have received and the concerns and challenges Members have raised. The Steering Committee has met multiple times this year and will gather again on September 21 in Dallas. At that meeting, we will be thoroughly reviewing the Fire Service Membership Council proposal, we will be hearing directly from representatives of the fire service, and we look forward to that dialogue.
The Steering Committee's focus is on providing greater access while preserving the governmental consensus process and the integrity of our code development. That has been the ICC Board's direction from the beginning and the Steering Committee has taken that mandate very seriously. We are working on the next phase of this effort to present to the board in Portland in October and we look forward to briefing the membership again about our status at the conference. This effort is a work in progress, which is why we are taking feedback so seriously and why we are planning for a testing period in 2013 and a pilot in 2014. We intend to have this multi-year rollout so that we ensure we have the opportunity to work through all of the issues we may encounter.
Thank you again to everyone who is taking this important initiative so seriously by participating in our Webinars, providing comments and proposals, and staying informed. We believe in the integrity of our code development process and the dedication of our Members, and we look forward to successfully implementing cdp ACCESS together with your help.”