Having been at the margins of ecumenical councils and deliberative assemblies
for more than a half century, I have found reason to respect pope after pope, council after council, committee after committee for all that they have achieved since 1958.
A good case can be made for Robert's Rules; a system which evolved out of America's revolutionary experiment in directly democratic deliberative assemblies
by town meetings and voluntary associations.
Especially since the 1960s, conferences have had less the character of deliberative assemblies
and more the character of mass celebrations.
General Henry M Robert, original author of Robert's Rules, said it well: "Ignorance of the rules and customs of deliberative assemblies
is a heavy handicap to anyone who expects to influence the policy of a society.
City of Fos sur Mer has been appointed coordinator of the group in accordance with the respective deliberations deliberative assemblies
of these public entities.