[arin-discuss] [arin-ppml] Advisory Council Position Petitions?
josmon at rigozsaurus.com
Wed Sep 23 15:47:41 EDT 2009
On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 02:07:05PM -0400, John Curran wrote:
> I have received suggestions that the NomCom should simply express a
> public opinion of support/no support for each candidate, but move all
> nominees to the ballot for sake of transparency. This would still
> allow the membership to have the final judgement, but allow some
> deliberation of stated qualifications by a NomCom with a cross-section
> of views on the organization's needs. Would this provide a reasonable
> balance between these needs?
I think that the process *appears* to have changed mid-stream -- even
if it hasn't done so in reality. Moving the candidates forward
for transparency would probably be a good move at this time. It
would cover a number of issues simultaneously:
- members now know the NomCom has such power in elections (even
if it wasn't used in the past)
- it keeps *this* election in line with what others have come to
expect (even if it is the last one)
- it allows everyone time to discuss the situation and determine
if a policy change is required
I was about to reply to Ted's e-mail suggesting all DRMs "sign"
the petitions for all candidates -- mostly to bring about the outcome
you describe. I'm glad your e-mail arrived before I sent that
Then again, I haven't heard a lot of chatter on the list, so perhaps
I'm in a minority in wanting to see this election commence as others
have in the past...
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