[arin-ppml] [arin-council] AC Role in Petitions

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Thu Apr 14 11:44:40 EDT 2011

On Apr 14, 2011, at 10:33 AM, Leo Bicknell wrote:

> Many on the AC seem to feel that once a decision is made, all must
> tow that line.  That is a dangerous, chilling situation.  It reduces
> the effectiveness of the AC by reducing discussion and searching for
> alternative solutions.  It makes the AC look more secretive, as
> decisions are made in private and then not discussed externally.
> Dissent is an essential part of any democratic body.  I wish the
> AC would focus much more on _why_ there is dissent than trying to
> snuff it out and impose a totalitarian structure.

Leo - 
As Marty noted, the AC adopted a rule to not be included in
the petition count, but specifically noted that they can still 
participate in the discussion of the merits of the petition.


John Curran
President and CEO

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