We have a situation at Springest that I'm not sure how to deal with. The tension is that a role has been created in a circle that overlaps with an accountability of another role in the super circle. The circle (as a role in the super circle) has no accountability or purpose where the new role could fall under.
I was asked as Secretary of the 'offending' circle to see if this is invalid governance, per 3.4.4 of the Constitution:
3.4.4 Striking Invalid Governance
Any Circle Member of a Circle may ask its Secretary to rule on the validity of any Governance of the Circle or any Role or Sub-Circle ultimately contained by the Circle. Upon such a request, if the Secretary concludes the Governance conflicts with the rules of this Constitution, the Secretary must then strike the offending Governance from the acting Governance record. [...]
I don't think I can strike it, because there is nothing in the Constitution about roles and accountabilities either overlapping in other (including the super) circles nor anything about roles in circles having to fit within the circle's accountabilities or purpose given in the super circle.
The proposer of the 'offending' role claims a valid proposal per 3.2.2 of the Constitution (bolded part):
3.2.2 Criteria for Valid Proposals
To be valid for processing, a Proposal must resolve or reduce a Tension sensed by the Proposer. In addition, a Proposal must normally help the Proposer better express the Purpose or an Accountability of one of the Proposer’s Roles in the Circle. [...]
So i'm stuck. Is this valid? Can you theoretically create roles that conflicts/mimics other accountabilities from other roles/circles and consider that valid? Or is it implied that roles inside a circle must at least fall under a direct accountability or the purpose of the circle.
The only solution I can think that would limit this is a domain, because you can't impact domains from other roles without permission. But that does not sound like a good solution, because you'll have to put domains on basically everything then.
Would really like to hear thoughts on the situation and possible solutions besides striking this as invalid as Secretary