May 19, 2021 at 10:38 pm #41051
Spurius Gallonius CatulusDenarii: 𐆖 492.88PlebeiusCalifornia Citerior
It is been extremely difficult to carry out my duties as praetor because of a lack of response from our present consules and my praetorial colleague. After speaking with some key leading citizens of our Republic I’ve taken initiative due to the office that I presently hold. I shall effectively assume leadership of the Republic until the end of the year or if my colleagues choose to return. I asked for the magistrates minores, to assist me in this task, and all interested citizens to also provide me with their aid. Together we can complete this year in a successful albeit unorthodox manner!
With this in mind, my first order of business is the following;
A meeting of the Senate is formally called. This meeting is to begin May 29 and end June 16.
The meeting shall occur here on the senate forum: http://romanrepublic.org/roma/fora/forum/governance/senate-curia/
The meeting shall be chaired by Praetor, Sp. Gallonius Catulus. Auspices shall be taken by him on behalf of Praetor Sp. Gallonius Catulus with the assistance of an augur of our Republic.
Discussion shall run from May 29 to June 16. Voting shall run from June 17 to June 23.
The agenda is the following;
I. Senatus consultum: Removing unqualified or inactive priests (Proposed by Praetor, Sp. Gallonius Catulus)
II. Senatus consultum: Authorization of the first pontifices of a restored Collegium Pontificum (Proposed by Praetor, Sp. Gallonius Catulus)
III. Senatus consultum: Authorization of magisterial stipends for 2020 – Ti. Terentio Q. Furio Cos. (Proposed by Praetor, Sp. Gallonius Catulus)
IV. Senatus consultum: Review of candidates for awards from the awards committee (Proposed by Praetor, Sp. Gallonius Catulus)
Any further items may be added to the agenda by a praetor or consul. To do so just respond to this message before May 29. If any citizen would be interested in adding their own items to this agenda, please message me and I will consider them on an as-needed basis. Thank you!May 20, 2021 at 2:10 pm #41064
Octavius Marius BestiaDenarii: 𐆖 156.55PlebeiusScandia
Why isn’t any kind of review of magistrates part of the agenda? It is my hope that the issue of magistrate inactivity will not go ignored.May 21, 2021 at 5:57 pm #41070
Publius Iunius BrutusDenarii: 𐆖 1,500.03PatriciusPacifica
Octavius Marius, I would suggest this issue be raised during the annual review of the magistrates as per LEX CURIATORUM:On assessing performance and denarii stipends to magistrates. Thus, there is a scheduled time and place to raise your concerns.May 21, 2021 at 9:37 pm #41079
Paullus Aemilius GallusDenarii: 𐆖 421.39PlebeiusRaetia
We can certainly wait until January or February 2022 to review the current magistrates but we have to set soon clear expectations – activity and commitment – for them and the next ones. We can not afford the same lack of activity again and again. We need commited magistrates from January 1 to December 31.May 22, 2021 at 2:29 pm #41083
Titus Flavius SeverusDenarii: 𐆖 1,411.85PatriciusSarmatia
Severus Pr. sal.,
I hope that the draft documents submitted for consideration will be presented on time. To have enough time for discussion.
By the way, why is the question of the priests submitted to the Senate for decision in this session? The priests were appointed by the decision of the CCu it is logical that it is this body that should make the decision. In addition, it also seems logical if such a decision occurs after the formation of the CP, when the CP comes out with an initiative on this issue.May 22, 2021 at 4:40 pm #41084
Gaius Flavius AetiusDenarii: 𐆖 329.65PlebeiusSarmatia
Why, fellow citizens, I believe we have something simply glorious happening here! Such a perfect sight, truly, ’tis a cure for my eyes. Knowing that someone is willing to take the imperium for himself, just after some little talk with a few prominent citizens -oh, it soothes my heart! Do it, oh Spuri, but why must you stop at just taking the imperium? You might do better! Just take a nice white silk band and, you know, put it on your head. I have little doubt that you would be a perfect Rex!May 23, 2021 at 6:57 pm #41085
Appia Claudia HeminaDenarii: 𐆖 131.50PlebeiusGallia Mississippia
Why, fellow citizens, I believe we have something simply glorious happening here! Such a perfect sight, truly, ’tis a cure for my eyes. Knowing that someone is willing to take the imperium for himself, just after some little talk with a few prominent citizens -oh, it soothes my heart! Do it, oh Spuri, but why must you stop at just taking the imperium? You might do better! Just take a nice white silk band and, you know, put it on your head. I have little doubt that you would be a perfect Rex!
As Tribune, I am very happy Spurius Gallonius Catulus showed some initiative. He is doing exactly his job as praetor. Stepping in when the consoles are absent. Acting as leader. I am glad the praetor is doing his duty. I hope that we will soon have active or new consuls and things continue smoothly without any problems.
As Tribune, I also accept his actions as needed and in the interest of the plebeians. I am glad he did not hesitate. My elected role and duty is to review the laws and see if anything needs addressing. In doing so I see the praetor acting for the people, when other leaders are clearly are not able at this moment.May 23, 2021 at 11:26 pm #41087
Thank you Praetor Catulus for stepping in during our time of absence. I highly support and applaud your efforts. At the end of the day we’re all volunteers and we have to manage the time we have and sadly I haven’t had the time needed recently to do my job as Consul. My position has thankfully changed recently and I am able to resume my previous activity. I will be spending time getting caught up on all duties and addressing anything that I have missed in the mean time. I as well have an item to add to the session.
V. Senatus Consultum: Ratify Governors Appointed by Con. Caesar (Proposed by Consul, A. Iulius Caesar)
Four individuals needs to be ratified as governor at this meeting with their continued service depending on this vote. These four individuals are as such.
Paullus Trebatius Minervalis – Gallia Mississippia
Numerius Canius Nepos – Australia
Octavius Marius Bestia – Scandia
Gaia Pompeia Hispaniensis – Hispania
I give high praise to each, each has done much. More will be discussed in private.
May 23, 2021 at 11:32 pm #41088
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by Aulus Iulius Caesar.
An amendment to my addition, to get us in line with the civic calendar I will be changing my proposal to,
V. Senatus Consultum: Provincial Governor Review (Proposed by Consul, A. Iulius Casear)
We will do a review of every provincial governor and renew or null terms for each as necessary including those appointed.May 25, 2021 at 3:05 pm #41095
After discussion with Censor Varro, I have two more items to add to the agenda for this session.
V. Senatus Consultum: Offering the Palladium to Minerva (Proposed by Censor, Ti. Terentius Varro)
With the Senate hoping to authorize new Pontiffs then we should as well approve allowing the CP to offer the statue donated by Varro to Minerva as the new Palladium of our Republic. I hope this will pass so Minerva can have the final say.
VI. Lex Iulia: Establishing a Committee for Strategy on Provincial Development (Proposed by Consul, A. Iulius Caesar)
I hope to establish this committee fully as a more permanent committee for all of our active governors to be apart of. Going forward I believe the Republic should look towards merging some of our less active provinces into bigger areas. This will allow for more citizen leadership and less citizens with no one to look to for local activities. This would be one of the first tasks of this committee, following this they would provide constant marketing research, recruitment efforts, event organization, etc all in order to organize and encourage cooperation between the provinces to best complete their own provincial tasks and always providing a guiding hand for all of our governors so they’re never left without advice on where to go next.
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