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Q&A: This AIP Hopes To Make Working Group Steward Elections DAO-Wide Votes& Reshape The Ape Assembly

The ApeCoin DAO is voting on an Ape Improvement Proposal this week that, if passed, will send future Working Group Steward elections to a DAO-wide vote and reconfigure the Ape Assembly from a governing body of highly active contributors to a committee that will support future Working Groups.

AIP-347 titled “Enable DAO-Wide Voting for Working Group Stewards,” is a process proposal written by ApeCoin DAO Governance Working Group Steward, Amplify.

“The purpose of this proposal is to give voting rights back to the broader ApeCoin DAO community and its delegations for Working Group Steward positions,” Amplify wrote.

In AIP-347, Amplify explained that AIP-239, which was passed in April 2023 and established the DAO’s working group structure and created the Ape Assembly, needed to be adjusted to ensure that the DAO’s future Working Group leadership reflected the will of the community and not a select few.

If passed, AIP-347 would not only shift Working Group Steward elections back to the broader DAO but would also reorganize the Ape Assembly, a governing body of highly active governance participants within the ApeCoin Ecosystem that controls a monthly budget of $10,000 USD, into a committee that is open to anyone with at least one $Ape. This newly modified Ape Assembly committee’s job would be to support and advise Working Groups, according to Amplify.

Further, this proposal would move the DAO’s Secretary role outside of the Ape Assembly’s purview and would make the Secretary position a role that’s appointed by the DAO’s Working Group Stewards.

To find out more about AIP-347 and the impact it could have on DAO Governance going forward, the Bored Ape Gazette reached out to Amplify for an interview. Check it out below:

In a sentence or two can you explain what your AIP is all about?

“The Ape Assembly didn't garner enough support or traction or justify facilitating the elections.”

2. What inspired you to write this AIP?

“Our collective responsibility to leave things better than we found them. I'm correcting a mistake we (WG0) made.”

3. If passed, what will the new Ape Assembly do?

“Essentially acting as a feedback mechanism / sounding board for change.”

4. If AIP-347 is passed, what happens to the Ape Assembly’s monthly budget?

“We will reallocate it elsewhere, whether that be Mar Comms and Metaverse Stewards, or the community governance improvement program.”

5. Do you have anything else you’d like to add or say?

“Just please don't forget to vote!”

The window to vote on AIP-347 is currently open and ApeCoin DAO Contributors have until Wednesday, November 15th, to cast their coins

The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow AIP-347 and will let you know how the DAO votes later this week. Stay tuned for updates!

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