Implementation Update | AIP-347: Enable DAO-Wide Voting for Working Group Stewards

AIP Name: AIP-347: Enable DAO-Wide Voting for Working Group Stewards

Implementation Status: Complete

Implementation Date: 12/21/2023

Author: @Amplify

Abstract Summary: The purpose of this proposal is to give voting rights back to the broader ApeCoinDAO community and its delegations for Working Group Steward positions.

The Ape Assembly was established as a Governance Working Group Initiative outlined in AIP-239, aiming to facilitate Working Group Steward elections. However, with as few as twenty active voters in recent weeks, there are growing concerns about the legitimacy that those elections would carry. Furthermore, we need Stewards who have experience in conducting significant outreach within the ApeCoin DAO community, which only DAO-wide campaigns can provide.

Currently, there will be four new Stewards elected in the upcoming Metaverse and Marketing and Communications Working Group elections scheduled to commence Nov 1, 2023, with approval to execute critical functions for the DAO moving forward.

To address these issues and enhance overall voting participation, this proposal recommends shifting future Working Group Steward elections from the Ape Assembly to a tried and true DAO-wide voting structure.

Overall Cost: 0 ApeCoin.

Related AIPs: AIP-239: Working Group Guidelines & The Governance Working Group Charter & AIP-317: ApeCoin DAO Governance and Operations Budget

Timeline Updates: This proposal was Implemented within a week of having been Approved by the ApeCoin DAO, and an announcement to update the community regarding the status was posted by the Governance Working Group here and in the ApeCoin DAO Discord. Following discussions about how to best Implement this proposal, the Ape Assembly initiative was terminated by the Governance Working Group on 2023-11-21T08:00:00Z.

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