[arin-ppml] [arin-discuss] Term Limit Proposal

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 12:59:32 EDT 2014


On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 9:05 AM, Azinger, Marla <Marla.Azinger at ftr.com>wrote:

>  Having been on the AC for a 6 years I support a term limit for the AC.
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> When on my 4th year I pursued creating a term limit.  At the time I was
> told this was an action the BOT would have to take.  No action was taken.
> Later I inquired on this being submitted as policy since the BOT did not
> take action.  I was told it would be thrown out since it's not a matter of
> policy.  Now with time and reviewing other public posts, I have more hope
> this will be taken seriously and something done.  I include this small
> history on my experience to show that the idea of term measures has been
> around for a  while but for some reason never gained traction.
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> I believe a balance between familiarity, hitting a productive stride, burn
> out and mind melting needs to be balanced out with fresh able minds.  I
> also believe a solid 3 year break is needed for people to re-integrate as a
> non-AC person and regroup.  Leaving anyone on a committee for more than 6
> years opens the door to stagnation, burn out, and conformity of thinking.
> Remember, just because someone is not on the AC any longer does not mean AC
> folks can't get advice from them if desired.
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> *I propose the following be used for AC:*
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> *-Keep the 3 year terms in place  and add *
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> *-a 6 year contiguous term limit*
>

I support term limits for the AC.  From my experience 6 years is about when
burnout starts to hit, so I think that's a good time to take a 1 year
break.  (I considered doing so myself this year, but narrowly decided
against it and was re-elected for a third 3-year term.)

I would word it as "two full terms", so that someone who serves a partial
term can be re-elected twice and finish their second full term.

 *-a 3 year ineligibility year period after a term ends be it 3year or
> 6years*
>
> *-After 3 year ineligibility is over a person my run for a position on the
> AC again.*
>

I think one year off would be fine.

It's also worth thinking about how we transition into term limits.  If we
just applied them immediately, that would probably cause more turnover than
we want.  One idea might be to ratchet down the number of AC members with
>6 years contiguous service that can be re-elected each year.  This year,
four >6y incumbents could be re-elected, next year three, etc. until we get
to zero (and everyone gets termed out after 6 years).  Ideally, years of
service to date would count toward the above (otherwise we would get no
benefits to our term limits for 6 years).


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> I believe the BOT should also have some term measures and limits.
> However, I am asking someone who has served on the BOT in the past to
> create a thought out term plan and propose it.
>

I don't have any experience with being on the board, so I don't yet have an
opinion there.

-Scott
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