[arin-announce] Proposed Revision to the ARIN Policy Development Process
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Tue May 29 15:04:55 EDT 2012
ARIN is consulting with the community in regards to the attached revised
Policy Development Process (PDP) for Internet number resource policy
development in the ARIN region. Significant changes in this revision of
the PDP include:
- Improved definition of the scope of the PDP process
- Clarified principles for good number resource policy, i.e. it is
fair/impartial, technically sound, and has the support of the community
- Clarified Board criteria for ratification of developed policies
- Added a role for the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) to perform an
initial review of each new policy proposal to confirm that it is clear
and in scope of the PDP
- Changed the process so all clear, in-scope policy proposals become
draft policies upon successful initial review
- Added requirement for the AC to provide a full explanation of any
policy action taken
- One petition per policy action; if successful, petitioners mutually
select the presenter of the draft policy at PPM
There are three parts: Part One is the goals of the PDP, Part Two is the
PDP itself, and Part Three is the PDP Petition Process. The initial
consultation posting, including a link to the text of the revised Policy
Development Process and a flowchart are available at:
Please provide comments to arin-consult at arin.net. You can subscribe to
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Discussion on arin-consult at arin.net will close on 28 June 2012 (30
days). ARIN seeks clear direction through community input, so your
feedback is important. If you have any questions, please contact us at
info at arin.net.
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PART ONE – ARIN POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS GOALS
This document describes the ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP). The
ARIN PDP is the process by which policies for the management of Internet
number resources in the ARIN region are developed by the community.
These Internet number resource policies are developed in an open and
transparent manner that allows anyone to participate in the process.
The PDP is designed to bring forth clear, technically sound and useful
policies for ARIN to use in the management and administration of
Internet number resources. To accomplish this goal, the PDP charges the
community-elected ARIN Advisory Council (AC) as the primary policy
development body with appropriate checks and balances on its performance
in that role.
Part One of this document provides the underlying goals for the Policy
Development Process (including its purpose, scope, principles, and
criteria for policy changes) and Part Two details the specific Policy
Development Process used for development of changes to Internet number
resource policy. Part Three details the processes for petitioning
specific aspects of the Policy Development Process.
Internet Number Resources
Internet number resources consist of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
address space, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address space, and
Autonomous System (AS) numbers.
An idea for a policy that is submitted to the Policy Development
Process. Members of the ARIN Advisory Council and ARIN staff work with
the originator to refine the Policy Proposal so that it contains a clear
statement of the existing problem with Internet number resource policy
and suggested changes to Internet number resource policy text to address
the problem. In cooperation with ARIN staff, the ARIN AC also confirms
each Policy Proposal is within scope (per Section 3) of the Policy
A Policy Proposal that is complete and in scope for the PDP is accepted
by the Advisory Council and becomes a Draft Policy.
The Advisory Council further develops the Draft Policy, working in
cooperation with the policy originator if available. A Draft Policy,
once fully developed, consists of a clear problem statement, proposed
changes to number resource policy text, and an assessment of the
conformance of the Draft Policy to ARIN’s Principles of Internet Number
Resource Policy (as specified in Part One, Section 4 of the Policy
Recommended Draft Policy
A Recommended Draft Policy is the result of a Draft Policy being fully
developed (containing clear problem statement, proposed changes to
policy text, and an assessment of conformance to the PDP principles) and
then being recommended for adoption by action of the ARIN Advisory
Council. A Draft Policy becomes a Recommended Draft Policy once the
Advisory Council believes with a high likelihood that the Draft Policy
satisfies ARIN’s Principles of Internet Number Resource Policy.
Recommended Draft Policies must undergo community consultation and a
“Last Call” period before being considered for adoption.
A policy that has been adopted by the ARIN Board of Trustees. Adopted
Policies are incorporated into ARIN’s Number Resource Policy Manual
(NRPM) as of their effective date.
Public Policy Mailing List (PPML)
The ARIN public mailing list for discussion of Internet number resource
Public Policy Consultation (PPC)
An open public discussion held by ARIN of Internet number resource
policy that provides for the contemporaneous interaction and polling of
in-person and remote participants. These consultations may be held at
ARIN’s Public Policy Meetings and at other related forums as approved by
the ARIN Board of Trustees.
Public Policy Meeting (PPM)
A public forum held periodically by ARIN that includes Public Policy
Consultations of all Draft and Recommended Draft Policies. Public
Policy Meetings are held at least annually, although Public Policy
Consultations for individual draft policies may be held in between
Public Policy Meetings in similar open forums.
An action initiated by any member of the community (including a proposal
originator) if they are dissatisfied with the action taken by the
Advisory Council regarding a specific Policy Proposal, Draft Policy or
Recommended Draft Policy.
3. Scope of Internet Number Resource Policies
3.1. Policies, not Processes, Fees, or Services
Internet number resource policies developed through the PDP describe the
policies and guidelines to be followed in number resource management,
not the procedures that ARIN staff will use to implement the policies.
ARIN staff develops appropriate procedures to implement policies after
they are adopted.
Internet number resource policies are also distinctly separate from ARIN
general business practices. ARIN's general business processes, fees, and
services are not within the purview of the Policy Development Process,
and while policies developed through the PDP may apply to ARIN’s service
offering, they cannot define or establish ARIN fees or service
offerings. All matters concerning fees and service offerings are part of
the fiduciary responsibility of the Board of Trustees. Note that the
ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ARIN ACSP) may be used to
propose changes in non-policy areas.
Changes to policy that are purely editorial in nature are beyond the
scope of the Policy Development Process and may only be made with the
concurrence of both the ARIN Advisory Council and ARIN Board of Trustees
regarding their non-substantial nature.
3.2. Relevant and Applicable within the ARIN Region
Policies developed through the PDP are community self-regulatory
statements that govern ARIN’s actions in the management of Internet
number resources. Policy statements must be applicable to some portion
of the community for number resources managed within the ARIN region,
and proposals to change policy must address a clearly defined, existing
or potential problem with number resource policy in the region.
Note that the Policy Development Process for global policies follows a
similar process within each RIR region with the additional process of
ratification by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
(ICANN). The Global Policy Development Process is separately documented
and facilitated by the Address Supporting Organization Address Council
(ASO AC), and in these circumstances, the ARIN PDP is also used in the
development of number resource policies with global applicability.
4. Principles of Internet Number Resource Policy
Internet number resource policy must satisfy three important principles,
specifically: 1) enabling fair and impartial number resource
administration, 2) technically sound (providing for uniqueness and
usability of number resources), and 3) supported by the community.
4.1. Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
Internet number resources must be managed with appropriate stewardship
and care. Internet number resource policy must provide for fair and
impartial management of resources according to unambiguous guidelines
and criteria. All policy statements must be clear, complete, and
concise, and any criteria that are defined in policy must be simple and
obtainable. Policy statements must be unambiguous and not subject to
varying degrees of interpretation.
4.2. Technically Sound
Policies for Internet number resources management must be evaluated for
soundness against three overarching technical requirements:
conservation, aggregation and registration. More specifically, policies
for managing Internet number resources must:
• Support both conservation and efficient utilization of Internet number
resources to the extent feasible. Policy should maximize number resource
availability to parties with operational need.
• Support the aggregation of Internet number resources in a hierarchical
manner to the extent feasible. Policy should permit the routing
scalability that is necessary for continued Internet growth. (Note that
neither ARIN, nor its policies, can guarantee routability of any
particular Internet number resource as that is dependent on the actions
of the individual Internet operators.)
• Support the unique registration of Internet number resources. Policy
should prevent to the extent feasible any unknown or duplicate use of
Internet number resources that could disrupt Internet communications.
Policies must achieve a technically sound balance of these requirements,
and support for these technical requirements must be documented in the
assessment of the policy change.
4.3. Supported by the Community
Changes to policy must be shown to have a strong level of support in the
community in order to be adopted. The determination of support is most
commonly done via consideration at a Public Policy Consultation (PPC) or
via online poll after discussion on the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML).
The Policy Development Process, as a consensus-based collaborative
development process, encourages incorporation of feedback received from
participants where possible with the goal of increasing community
support for policy changes.
A strong level of community support for a policy change does not mean
unanimous; it may be demonstrated by a subset of the community, as long
as the policy change enjoys substantially more support than opposition
in the community active in the discussion.
5. ARIN Board of Trustees Criteria for Policy Changes
In order to maintain fidelity to the duty performed by ARIN on behalf of
the Internet community, changes to Internet number resource policy must
meet two specific criteria before being adopted by the ARIN Board of
Trustees: 1) in compliance with law and ARIN’s mission, and 2)
developed via open and transparent processes.
5.1. In Compliance with Law and ARIN’s Mission
Policies developed through the PDP must advance ARIN’s mission, not
create unreasonable fiduciary or liability risk, and must be consistent
with ARIN's Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and all applicable laws
5.2. Developed by Open & Transparent Processes
Changes to policy must be developed via open and transparent processes
that provide for participation by all. Policies must be considered in
an open, publicly accessible forum as part of the adoption process.
Policy discussions in the ARIN region are conducted on the Public Policy
Mail List (PPML) and via Public Policy Consultation (PPC). There are no
requirements for participation other than adherence to the guidelines of
behavior and decorum, and anyone interested in following the process may
subscribe to the PPML or may attend a PPC in person or via remote
All aspects of the PDP are documented and publicly available via the
ARIN website. The PPML is archived. The proceedings of each PPM are
published. All policies are documented in the Number Resource Policy
Manual (NRPM). All Draft Policies are cross referenced to the original
Policy Proposal, the archives of the PPML, all related PPC proceedings,
and the minutes of the appropriate Advisory Council and the ARIN Board
of Trustees meetings. The procedures that are developed to implement the
policy are documented, publicly available, and followed by the ARIN staff.
The Policy Development Process itself may only be changed by the ARIN
Board of Trustees after a public consultation period to consider the
PART TWO – THE POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
This section provides the details of the ARIN Policy Development
Process. A graphical flow depiction of the process is provided at
Appendix A. All references to “days” are calendar days.
All ARIN Advisory Council decisions on policy matters require an
affirmative roll call vote of the majority of the members of the full
Advisory Council, unless otherwise specified.
1. The Policy Proposal
Policy Proposals may be submitted to the ARIN Policy Development Process
by anyone in the global Internet community except for members of the
ARIN Board of Trustees or the ARIN staff. Policy Proposals may be
submitted any time by sending them to policy at arin.net. Upon recipient of
a new Policy Proposal, the ARIN staff assigns it a Policy Proposal
number, posts the Policy Proposal to the public web site, and notifies
the Advisory Council of a new Policy Proposal available for
consideration. The Advisory Council designates one or more members to
work with the policy originator as needed. The assigned AC members and
ARIN staff will work with the originator as described below to prepare
the Policy Proposal for evaluation by the Advisory Council.
The assigned members of the Advisory Council work with the proposal
originator by providing feedback regarding the clarity and understanding
of the Policy Proposal. The merits of the Policy Proposal itself are not
considered at this time; the Policy Proposal is revised as needed so
that it contains a clear statement of the problem with existing Internet
number resource policy, that any suggested changes to Internet number
resource policy text are understandable to the ARIN staff and community,
and to identify and correct any potential scope considerations of the
The proposal originator may revise (or not) the Policy Proposal based on
the feedback received. Once the originator and assigned members of the
Advisory Council are satisfied with the scope and clarity of the Policy
Proposal, it is evaluated by the Advisory Council.
2. Policy Proposal Evaluation
During Policy Proposal evaluation, the Advisory Council does not
evaluate the merits of Policy Proposal other than to confirm that the
Policy Proposal is within scope of the Policy Development Process and
contains a clear statement of the problem and suggested changes to
number resource policy text.
Upon submission to the Advisory Council (AC), each Policy Proposal is
evaluated in a timely manner to determine if the Policy Proposal is
within scope of the Policy Development Process. Policy Proposals which
are determined by the Advisory Council to be out of scope (e.g. for not
addressing a clearly defined existing or expected problem, or that
propose solutions involving other than number resource policy in the
region) are rejected at this point, and the Advisory Council announces
the rejection of a Policy Proposal along with an explanation of its
reasoning on the ARIN Public Policy Mailing List (PPML).
The Advisory Council also evaluates whether the Policy Proposal contains
a clear statement of the existing problem with Internet number resource
policy including suggested changes to number resource policy text to
address the problem. Once this has been confirmed, the Advisory Council
accepts it as a Draft Policy for further development work with the
community. The Advisory Council announces the acceptance of a Policy
Proposal as a Draft Policy on the ARIN Public Policy Mailing List (PPML)
and encourages community discussion of its merits and concerns.
Policy Proposals that are determined by the Advisory Council to lack
clarity are remanded back to the originator along with an explanation of
the areas needing improvements in clarity. The proposal originator
revises the Policy Proposal based on the feedback received, and again
offers the revised Policy Proposal for evaluation by the Advisory Council.
The Advisory Council maintains a docket of all Policy Proposals. A
submitted Policy Proposal that is not rejected upon evaluation as being
out of scope remains on the docket as a Policy Proposal until it is
withdrawn by originator or accepted by the Advisory Council as a Draft
Policy. Remanded Policy Proposals that are not revised by the
originator within 60 days are deemed abandoned.
3. Draft Policy Discussion and Development
The Advisory Council is responsible for the development of policies to
meet ARIN’s Principles of Internet Number Resource Policy (as described
in Part One, Section 4). The Advisory Council maintains a docket of all
As part of the policy development effort, the Advisory Council
participates in and encourages the discussion of the Draft Policies on
the PPML, notes the merits and concerns raised, and then based on its
understanding of the relevant issues, the Advisory Council may take
various actions including abandoning, revising or merging the Draft
Policy with other Draft Policies. To the extent that the policy
originators are available and responsive, the Advisory Council includes
them in the revision process.
The Advisory Council may submit a Draft Policy at any time for a
combined staff and legal review (and should do so after significant
revisions to a Draft Policy). This review will be completed within 14
days. Upon receipt of the staff and legal review comments, the Advisory
Council examines the comments to ensure their understanding and resolve
any issues that may have been raised.
The Advisory Council announces any actions taken on Draft Policies along
with an explanation of its reasoning on the PPML.
4. Recommendation of Draft Policies
The Advisory Council develops and refines Draft Policies until they are
satisfied that the Draft Policy meets ARIN’s Principles of Internet
Number Resource Policy (Part One, Section 4). Specifically, these
• Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
• Technically Sound
• Supported by the Community
Guided by the discussion of the Draft Policy on the PPML, Public Policy
Consultations with the community (if any) and its best judgment, the
Advisory Council assesses the conformance of each Draft Policy to these
principles and documents the result in an assessment section within the
Draft Policy. Any specific concerns expressed by a significant portion
of the community must be explicitly noted and addressed in the
assessment of the policy change.
Once a Draft Policy is fully developed and the Advisory Council is
satisfied that it meets the principles of Internet number resource
policy (including the support of the community based on online
discussion that has occurred thus far), the Advisory Council recommends
the Draft Policy for adoption. Recommended Draft Policies must undergo
community consultation before proceeding to Last Call and being sent for
consideration by the ARIN Board of Trustees.
5. Community Consultation and Public Policy Meetings
ARIN holds periodic Public Policy Meetings (PPM) where the Advisory
Council reports on the status of all Draft Policies and Recommended
Draft Policies on its docket for discussion and feedback from the
community. The presentation and discussion is referred to as a “Public
Policy Consultation”. Recommended Draft Policies may not be changed in
the 30 days prior to its Public Policy
As each Draft Policy is presented for Public Policy Consultation,
members of the Advisory Council will provide the arguments for and
against adoption (petitioned items are handled per PDP Part Three:
Petition Process). The Advisory Council participates in the discussion
during the Public Policy Consultation, and notes significant merits and
concerns that were raised in the discussion for inclusion in the policy
assessment. Based on the feedback received and its best judgment, the
Advisory Council revises the Draft Policy to address concerns raised
where it will improve the overall community support for the policy change.
Within the 60 days following a Public Policy Consultation on a
Recommended Draft Policy, the Advisory Council reviews the result of the
discussion (including any polls of support) and decides the appropriate
6. Confirming Community Support for Recommended Draft Policies
The Advisory Council confirms community support for Recommended Draft
Policies, and this support may be ascertained by a show of hands during
a Public Policy Consultation.
The Advisory Council should carefully weigh the community support shown
for a Recommended Draft Policy. Absence of clear community support is a
strong indication that policy abandonment should be considered. A low
level of overall support without opposition for a Recommended Draft
Policy suggests further discussion of the merits of the policy change or
abandonment. A clear split in the community support suggests that the
Advisory Council should revise the Recommended Draft Policy to
accommodate the concerns raised or further explain its consideration of
A Recommended Draft Policy that has demonstrated clear support (and only
relatively low opposition for well-understood reasons) may be advanced
to Last Call by the Advisory Council within 60 days of its Public Policy
All Recommended Draft Policies not advanced to Last Call within 60 days
of completion of their Public Policy Consultation will revert to Draft
7. Last Call
The Advisory Council advances Recommended Draft Policies with clear
support to Last Call. Last Call provides an opportunity for final
review by the community via discussion on the PPML. The last call period
will be for a minimum of 14 days. The Advisory Council may decide that
certain Recommended Draft Policies require a longer last call period of
review (such as those that were revised based on comments received
during Public Policy Consultation). If the Advisory Council sends a
Recommended Draft Policy different than the Recommended Draft Policy
presented during the Public Policy Consultation, then the Advisory
Council will provide a detailed explanation for all changes to the text
and these specific changes must have been discussed during the community
consultation at the Public Policy Meeting.
The Advisory Council will review the results of the Last Call
discussion, and will determine if they still recommend adoption by the
ARIN Board of Trustees. The Advisory Council may make minor editorial
changes to a Recommended Draft Policy and reissue it for Last Call. No
other changes may be made while the policy is in Last Call.
A Recommended Draft Policy that has undergone a successful Last Call
discussion may be sent to the ARIN Board of Trustees for adoption
consideration. Decisions to send Recommended Draft Policies to the ARIN
Board shall be made by the affirmative roll call vote of the two thirds
of the members of the full Advisory Council. The results of the
Advisory Council's decisions, and the reasons for them, are announced on
All recommended policies not sent to the ARIN Board of Trustees for
consideration within 60 days of Last Call completion will revert to
Draft Policy status.
8. Board of Trustees Review
The ARIN Board of Trustees evaluates a Recommended Draft Policy for
adoption once it is received from the Advisory Council. In its review,
the Board of Trustees evaluates the policy with respect to the Policy
Development Goals of the PDP including specifically whether the ARIN
Policy Development Process has been followed, and whether the policy is
in compliance with law and ARIN’s mission.
The Board of Trustees may adopt, reject or remand Recommended Draft
Policies to the Advisory Council. All rejections will include an
explanation. Remands will explain the need for further development. The
Board of Trustees may also seek clarification from the Advisory Council
without remanding the recommended policy. The results of the Board of
Trustees’ decision are announced on the ARIN Public Policy Mailing List
The projected implementation date of the policy is announced at the time
that adoption of the policy is announced. ARIN staff updates the Number
Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) to include the adopted policy and
implements and publishes a new version of the manual.
10. Special Policy Actions
10.1 Emergency PDP
If urgently necessary pursuant to ARIN’s mission, the Board of Trustees
may initiate policy by declaring an emergency and posting a Recommended
Draft Policy on the PPML for discussion for a minimum of 14 days. The
Advisory Council will review the Recommended Draft Policy within 7 days
of the end of the discussion period and make a recommendation to the
Board of Trustees. If the Board of Trustees adopts the policy, it will
be presented at the next Public Policy Meeting for reconsideration.
10.2 Policy Suspension
If, after a policy has been adopted, the Board receives credible
information that a policy is flawed in such a way that it may cause
significant problems if it continues to be followed, the Board of
Trustees may suspend the policy and request a recommendation from the
Advisory Council on how to proceed. The recommendation of the Advisory
Council will be published for discussion on the PPML for a period of at
least 14 days. The Board of Trustees will review the Advisory Council's
recommendation and the PPML discussion. If suspended, the policy will be
presented at the next scheduled Public Policy Meeting in accordance with
the procedures outlined in this document.
PART THREE – PDP PETITION PROCESS
This section provides the details of the petitions within the Policy
Development Process. Petitions can be made at points where decisions
are made in the policy process. Points where petitions are available
are depicted on the main PDP flow diagram in Appendix A. All “days” in
the process below are calendar days.
1. Petition Principles
1.1 Available to the community
Any member of the community may initiate a petition if they are
dissatisfied with a specific action taken by the ARIN Advisory Council
(AC) regarding a Policy Proposal, Draft Policy or Recommended Draft
Policy. The petitioner does not have to be located in the ARIN region
or associated with an organization that is a Member of ARIN; any party
(including a Policy Proposal originator) with interest in policy
development matters within the ARIN region may initiate a petition.
Notwithstanding the above, ARIN Staff and ARIN Board of Trustees members
may not initiate or be counted in support of petitions as these
individuals already have a formally defined role in the Policy
1.2 Petition Initiation and Process
A petition may be initiated by sending an email message to the ARIN
Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) clearly requesting a petition against
a specific action as listed below and including a statement to the
community on why the petition is warranted. ARIN Staff will confirm the
validity of the petition and then announce the start of the petition
period on the PPML mailing list.
Until the close of the petition period, members of the community (as
allowed to petition per 1.1 above) may be counted in support for an
existing petition by sending an email message to the PPML clearly
stating their support for the petition. Only one petition will be
considered for a given policy action; all subsequent requests to
petition for the same action within the petition period shall be
considered as support for the original petition.
The petition shall remain open for 5 days, at which time the ARIN Staff
shall determine if the petition succeeds (a successful petition requires
expressions of petition support from at least 10 different people from
10 different organizations unless otherwise specified.) A successful
petition will result in a change of status for the Policy Proposal or
Draft Policy as specified below.
Staff and legal reviews will be conducted and published for Draft
Policies that result from successful petitions.
Successfully petitioned Draft Policies are presented for Public Policy
Consultation at the next Public Policy Meeting by an individual chosen
by the petition supporters, with preference given to the proposal
originator. If consensus is not achieved in determining the presenter,
then the President may facilitate the selection process.
2. Valid Petitions
Petitions may be made regarding specific actions against Policy
Proposals, Draft Policies, and Recommended Draft Policies as described
2.1. Petition against Abandonment or Rejection due to Out of Scope
The Advisory Council’s decision to abandon a Policy Proposal, Draft
Policy or Recommended Draft Policy may be petitioned.
Petitions may be initiated within the 5 days following the announcement
date of an Advisory Council abandonment of a specific Policy Proposal or
any Draft Policy. For sake of clarity, the “announcement date” of an
action shall be the publication date of the action in the ARIN AC draft
minutes. Additionally, Policy Proposals that have not been accepted as
a Draft Policy after 90 days may also be considered abandoned and
petitioned to Draft Policy status at anytime.
For a Policy Proposal that has been rejected due to being out of scope
of the PDP, a successful petition will refer the question of whether the
Policy Proposal is in scope to the ARIN Board of Trustees for consideration.
For a petition against Draft Policy or Recommended Draft Policy
abandonment, a successful petition will result in the Draft Policy being
placed back on the Advisory Council docket under control of the
petitioner and scheduled for public policy consultation at the next PPM.
After the public consultation, control returns to the Advisory Council
and subsequently may be revised or abandoned per the normal Policy
2.2. Petition for Recommended Status
Any member of the community may initiate a Petition for Recommended
Status if they believe that a Draft Policy (either the original version
as proposed or the current version) is fully developed to meet the
requirements of Recommended Draft Policy, and the Advisory Council has
not advanced the Draft Policy to Recommended Draft Policy status after
90 days as a Draft Policy.
A successful petition for Recommended Status requires expressions of
petition support from at least 15 different people from 15 different
organizations. If successful, the petition will result in the Draft
Policy being put under control of the petitioner, advanced to
Recommended Draft status, and scheduled for public policy consultation
at the next PPM. The resulting Recommended Draft Policy shall be under
control of the Advisory Council after the public policy consultation and
subsequently may be revised or abandoned per the normal Policy
2.3. Petition for Last Call
Any member of the community may initiate a Last Call Petition if they
are dissatisfied with the Advisory Council’s failure to act within the
allotted time (60 days) to advance a Recommended Draft Policy to last
call. A successful Petition for Last Call requires expressions of
petition support from at least 20 different people from 20 different
organizations. If successful, the petition will move the Recommended
Draft Policy as presented during its Public Policy Consultation to last
call discussion and review by the community on the PPML. The Recommended
Draft Policy shall be under the control of the Advisory Council after
2.4. Petition for Board of Trustees Consideration
Any member of the community may initiate a Board of Trustees
Consideration Petition if they are dissatisfied with the Advisory
Council’s failure to act within the allotted time (60 days) to send a
Recommended Draft Policy in last call to the Board of Trustees for
consideration. A successful petition for Board of Trustees Consideration
requires expressions of petition support from at least 25 different
people from 25 different organizations. If successful, this petition
will send the Recommended Draft Policy from last call to the Board of
Trustees for consideration.
Appendix A - Draft PDP Flowchart
The draft PDP text and flowchart are available at:
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