Temporary Provisional Capacity Cap at Capp Under Construction in this Time of Contagion

Specifically with regards to our buildout of the new space at 272 Capp Street:

  1. Generally restrict access and activities as per updated SF guidelines and requirements relating to COVID-19. (For example: “Minimum Basic Operations” and definitely no in-person events (classes, tours, parties, etc) … Details will change over time but right now safest to just assume Noisebridge is totally closed.

  2. In any case, limit in-person presence to no more than 6 people indoors at any given time (3 upstairs and 3 downstairs)

  3. Scheduled volunteers building out the new space are welcome and supported! Knowlegable Volunteers schedule work in the space ahead of time to coordinate capacity. Next-level excellence working safely together is required (and facilitated).

  4. Focus on the work to open the space safely. (For example: ventilation / making good use of the outdoor space)

  5. Consider any and all of these extraordinary restrictions to be automatically obsolete by (at the latest) March 14th 2021 and open to reasonable modifications as things change.

This proposal for (formal) Consensus reflects the current state of affairs and concerns of volunteers working to build out the space, Further suggestions, questions, support (and volunteers!) from the broader Noisebridge community would be most welcome at this point.

ahhh that’s a rough draft but maybe close enough for government work heheh

alrighty then: posted with modified title

Capacity Cap at 272 Capp Under Construction and Further Restrictions in this Time of Contagion

  1. Respecting (recently updated) SF requirements relating to coronavirus pandemic, Noisebridge is temporarily closed for “business as usual”. Whatever details, safe to say for the foreseeable future: no in-person “events” (classes, tours, parties, etc). And most activities related to the buildout should probably hold off for now. Take a break folks!

  2. Going forward, limit number of people indoors at 272 Capp to 3 downstairs and 3 upstairs - whenever volunteers can safely get back to work building out the new space.

  3. Scheduled volunteers building out the new space will be supported in their relentless pursuit of excellence. Knowledgeable Volunteers are encouraged to facilitate safe and productive use of the space.

  4. Prioritizing projects to safely open the the space for more participants - ventilation and making good use of the outdoor space. Allocate funds and encourage donations for these “phase zero” buildout expenses - for example could budget $1000 for JD for some of the shop stuff (tbd, as necessary, not going crazy with stuff here but definitely should expedite if funds are ever a bottleneck)

  5. Autoexpiration: Unless re-affirmed at a later date, these extraordinary restrictions should be considered obsolete by (at the latest) March 14th 2021 - and open to reasonable modifications at any point as things change. Probably should refresh details and reconfirm relevance at least every month or so. And we can take it from there.

Anyway. This proposal for (formal) Consensus claims to reflect the current state of affairs and a rough consensus of volunteers working to build out the space. It’s been going great so far and we’d like to keep it rocking - safely. Further suggestions, questions, support (and moar volunteers!) from the broader Noisebridge community would be most welcome at this point.

lol edited a bit

  1. Knowledgeable Volunteers are encouraged to facilitate safe and productive use of the space. Knowledgeable Volunteers schedule work in advance and coordinate efforts as much as humanly possible. Knowledgeable Volunteers are best volunteers! Because they schedule in advance. Knowledgeable Volunteers are welcome.

After discussion at Tuesday meeting, I have modified the last item (“autoexpiration”) to incorporate suggested language (90 days rather than specific date), No serious objections were brought up tonight - we will want to get more points of view next week

Here is the current proposal:

Capacity Cap at 272 Capp Under Construction and Further Restrictions in this Time of Contagion

  1. ‘’‘Respecting (recently updated) SF requirements relating to coronavirus pandemic’’’, Noisebridge is temporarily closed for “business as usual”. Whatever details, safe to say for the foreseeable future: ‘’‘no in-person “events”’’’ (classes, tours, parties, etc). And most activities related to the buildout should probably hold off for now - let’s stick to ‘’‘Minimum Basic Operations’’’ to be on the safe side. Take a break folks!
  2. Going forward, ‘’‘limit number of people indoors’’’ at 272 Capp to ‘’‘3 downstairs and 3 upstairs’’’ - whenever knowledgeable volunteers can safely get back to work building out the new space. “Buddy System” to encourage effective social distancing, masks and like seriously - ‘’‘no more indoor dining ffs please enjoy your snacks and drinks outside thanks’’’.
  3. Knowledgeable Volunteers are encouraged to facilitate safe and productive use of the space. ‘’‘Knowledgeable Volunteers schedule work in advance and coordinate efforts as much as humanly possible.’’’ Knowledgeable Volunteers are best volunteers! Because they schedule in advance and don’t mess around in the space too much! ‘’‘Knowledgeable Volunteers are welcome’’’ and will be supported in their relentless pursuit of excellence.
  4. Prioritize some projects to safely open the the space for more participants, such as ‘’‘ventilation’’’ and making good use of the ‘’‘outdoor space’’’. Allocate funds and ‘’‘encourage donations’’’ for these “phase zero” buildout expenses - for example might could ‘’‘budget $1000’’’ for some of the fans and shop stuff (tbd, not going crazy with stuff here but should arrange to expedite any necessary purchases in the interest of Moving the Project Forward). Basic safety equipment such as ‘’‘fire extinguishers and exit lighting must be deployed’’’ as well, prior to other any other significant work being done by volunteers in the physical space.
  5. Autoexpiration: Unless ‘’‘re-consensed after being in effect for 90 days’’’, these extraordinary restrictions should be considered obsolete - and open to reasonable modifications at any point as things change. We should check in at least every 4 weeks to refresh details and reconfirm relevance. We can take it from there to increase capacity as conditions permit.

Anyway. This proposal for (formal) Consensus claims to reflect the current state of affairs and a rough consensus of volunteers working to build out the space. It’s been going great so far and we’d like to keep it rocking - safely. Further suggestions, questions, support (and moar volunteers!) from the broader Noisebridge community would be most welcome at this point.

incorporating some helpful feedback … and IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR STATIST COMRADES AT SFDPH … here’s the current draft for discussion tonight:

Respecting recently updated city / state requirements for coronavirus safety: Noisebridge is temporarily closed for “business as usual” - limiting activities at 272 Capp Street to “Minimum Basic Operations” and (possibly permitted) construction. While details may change, for the near term safe to say no in-person events such as classes, tours, parties, etc. (See https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/C19-07-Shelter-in-Place-Health-Order.pdf for details.)

Restricting the number of people indoors at 272 Capp Street to no more than 3 upstairs and 3 downstairs, and (as per current city requirement) mixing no more than 3 households total.

Relying on knowledgeable volunteers to coordinate efforts and facilitate safe working environment with good ventilation, distancing, and sanitation.

Prioritizing projects to safely open the space for more participants - especially ventilation and making good use of outdoor space. Also will need some specific signage and paperwork related to coronavirus precautions, as well as any permits required for construction - and deploying basic safety measures such as fire extinguishers and exit lighting.

Expiring these coronavirus-related restrictions automagically unless re-consensed within 90 days after initial Consensus. Frequent review and revision is expected via discussion at weekly meetings going forward.

added a sentence about current curfew and preference for daylight hours:

Respecting recently updated city / state requirements for coronavirus safety: Noisebridge is temporarily closed for “business as usual” - limiting activities at 272 Capp Street to “Minimum Basic Operations” and (possibly permitted) construction. While details may change, for the near term safe to say no in-person events such as classes, tours, parties, etc. The city’s current 10 PM to 5 AM curfew may apply - in general, we’ll be preferring to schedule work during daylight hours anyway.(See https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/C19-07-Shelter-in-Place-Health-Order.pdf for details.)

Note a recently suggested revision from @themanmaran - with the intent to keep focus on teh covids:

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alrighty then! Consensus was reached yesterday for the proposal with the wording still including requirement for fire extinguishers / basic safety equipment (respecting a specific request from @the)

also discussed additions proposed by @David (from slack thread)

I will try to be at tonight’s meeting. I think the consensus item looks good overall. I suggest for 1. to address the driveway or sidewalk explicitly - what is the max number of socially distanced people in the driveway?, and for 2. add something like Agreeing to have a mechanism for transparency regarding who has access to the space. Allowing Members a process to access to the space should they request it, in accordance with the guidelines, and a mechanism for volunteers to request or schedule access.

my response:

thanks for these suggestions … (extra points for the grammatical consistency haha). The access mechanism provision (2. “Agreeing” / “Allowing”) could certainly be added - the current practice is simply for people to reach out via a post on discuss.noisebridge.info or here on slack) - could also encourage people to ask at a meeting.

The driveway can comfortably accommodate at least 2 (and possibly a couple more) people outside but it’s a bit tricky to specify exact limits when we also consider current City/State restrictions on number of different households at an “outdoor gathering” - or whatever. Also people outside may want to come inside to use the bathroom - in which case a more diligent sanitation regime would become an issue.

So generally preferring to leave a bit undefined here as things may change but the broad strokes of the Consensus are that we’re planning to be as open as possible - which right now may be not very, but going forward really as much as people are willing and able to facilitate - safely.

tl;dr: clarifications are good, hopefully small-c consensus for many details would suffice, given regular review at weekly meetings and/or other available channels.

$ python3
>>> import datetime
>>> date_first_passed = datetime.date(2020, 12, 8)
>>> ninety_days = datetime.timedelta(days=90)
>>> print("expires", date_first_passed + ninety_days)
expires 2021-03-08
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