This is a proposal to combine the former Community, Media and Education guilds to create a unified “outward facing team.” This reflects a concern that we may lose our community if we move entirely to a project-based structure, and that land without a community is not a city. The purpose of this proposal is to streamline, reduce costs and improve community engagement.
This proposal would begin on February 1, 2023 and run until the end of Q2 (June 30, 2023). There will be no monthly compensation. Instead, a Coordinape circle will be used to allocate retroactive funding to those who contribute value to the DAO. The circle is open, allowing new contributors to enter and those who do not contribute to be voted out. The circle would be funded with $7K per month for a total proposal request of $35K.
Goal One - Expand Community Engagement
CityDAO’s original mission was to build a city of the future by tokenizing land, property rights and governance. To achieve this mission, CityDAO must be able to speak to both potential and current citizens, to inform them of activities, discussions, events, votes and information. Citizens must be onboarded effectively and assistance provided to those who need help understanding the projects. The discord must be moderated, both in English and in the international channels. If we have no interactions, discussions or engagement, we lose the voices of the very citizens who funded CityDAO in the first place.
Goal Two - Use Coordinape for Retroactive Compensation
Previously, CityDAO paid money to facilitators and contributors prior to completing tasks. This lacks accountability. We believe that using Coordinape for retroactive funding based on value provided to the DAO could be a more effective new method. Therefore, we would like to implement this strategy to test its efficacy.
With Coordinape, a circle of people vote at the end of each epoch. One epoch will be two weeks. Value is determined by the members of the circle allocating GIVE tokens. Each member of the circle has 100 GIVE tokens per epoch to allocate. These tokens have no actual value, but represent votes. If someone does not contribute value to the DAO, they do not receive GIVE tokens. People cannot give to themselves. The amount of tokens received determines the amount of money received at the end of the epoch.
For example, if Memebrains contributed to the DAO, and members of the circle felt that his contributions were valuable, they could allocate some of their GIVE tokens to him. At the end of the epoch, if Memebrains had received 20% of the votes, he would then get 20% of the available funds (20% of $3500 = $500).
The initial circle for voting on value and allocating compensation would be: David, ScottA, Missa, Memebrains, Lupei, Elmo and Simplepixellife.
This project team is not fixed. Coordinape allows for people to vouch for others to be added to the circle, or to remove people from the circle. It is important that these circles be fluid, allowing for new members who provide value to be added and removing members who do not provide value. Anyone who has provided no value to the DAO for two epochs (who has received no GIVE tokens) is to be removed from the circle.
The budget would be $7000 per month to the Coordinape treasury. There is no requirement that the full amount be spent each month. By default, Coordinape distributes the full amount in the treasury each epoch. However, anyone in the circle could vote to reduce the total amount spent per epoch. It would require more than 50% of all Coordinape circle members to approve a reduction.
Community: $27K + 18 NFTs
Media: $17.5 + 16 NFTs
Education: $19K + 15 NFTs
Total: $63,500 + 49 NFTs per quarter
Previous Two Quarter Total Budget: $127K + 98 NFTs
Current Two Quarter Proposal Budget: $35K + 0 NFTs
Timeline and Deliverables
There is no specific timeline, as this is a structural proposal rather than a project. This is a five-month proposal (two quarters). There will be a formal check-in and vote at the end of Q1 2023 to determine whether there is a reason to terminate this structure early. This will require 2⁄3 of all Coordinape circle members to vote for early termination.
There are certain somewhat fixed deliverables that are important for maintaining CityDAO’s community. These may change over time. The initial deliverables are:
Running AMAs - Memebrains
Running Twitter Spaces - MemeBrains
Running Twitter posting - Missa
Running TikTok - Missa
Running YouTube - Missa
Moderating Discord - Elmo
Assisting Discord members - Elmo
Moderate Thai channel - Lupei
Write weekly newspaper - Lupei
Write bimonthly roundup article - Lupei
Moderate Turkish channel - Simplepixellife
Host Turkish Twitter Spaces - Simplepixellife
Manage community/marketing projects - Simplepixellife / Lupei
Help create onboarding process - David
Create helpful content - ScottA
Provide assistance to members - ScottA
It is acknowledged that anytime a legal entity such as CityDAO interfaces with the public, including through social media, there is an inherent risk involved, such as claims of misrepresentation. Where there are questions, they will be flagged and reviewed either by David or by a legal consultant, if CityDAO has one.
The only other risk is that it may prove difficult to align communication across multiple teams. However, this seems like a worthwhile risk to take as it would remove the barriers between teams and lead to greater cohesiveness.