On Friday, I presented a Governance Q1 Update and Roadmap to the DXdao strategy call. You can watch it here, or read below for the slides with some annotation.
First, a quick look back at some accomplishments in 2021 for DXdao governance
And then, looking ahead, what exactly is a roadmap for governance?
“Governance” is a word that’s thrown around a lot but it’s hard to pin down precisely what it means. Clearly, there are on-chain actions - staking, voting, submitting proposals, etc - that are governance actions that we can see and measure, but it entails a lot more.
I think there are two big buckets for DXdao governance activity, 1. Keeping the Lights On 2. Reaching Consensus on Key Issues
Before all else, governance needs to make sure the trains run and the trash is picked up; in DAO-land, this means making sure payments are processed, proposals are passed and that information is communicated to stakeholders as well as a lot of on-chain actions (gas guzzler).
The other important element of governance is facilitating consensus on important issues. This is a less clear mandate but just as crucial. It boils down to answering these questions:
What issues do we need to address as a collective? What items do not have a prior governance precedent or are not successfully delegated to a squad for execution?
Governance must bring the community together and decide on new things. Most of the time, this is not contentious, it simply requires a group to put things down in text and code. Other times, we have to iron out differences and find a consensus solution
But, that requires us to know what we should spend time on and what issues should be solved.
So, below are the on-going initiatives for Q1.
In Q1, we also have an opportunity to tackle new issues, ones that where we lack consensus consensus on or have yet to fully research. Below are the four key issues I plan to prioritize in Q1
I plan to make DAOtalk posts about each of these to start gathering feedback and try to reach consensus.
There are other things where DXdao governance could focus its efforts. These are important, but not priorities (at the moment). Here’s a list:
Any comments and suggestions? Are the four priorities the right ones to focus on in Q1? Or are there other things that deserve attention? Feel free to bring them up below or make a post about them to start the conversation.