[arin-ppml] NomCom misbehavior

Elvis Daniel Velea elvis at velea.eu
Sat Oct 9 18:33:02 EDT 2021

Just adding that it is not the first time this happens.

I am appalled by the NomCom’s behavior!


Excuse the briefness of this mail, it was sent from a mobile device.

> On Oct 9, 2021, at 14:37, Owen DeLong via ARIN-PPML <arin-ppml at arin.net> wrote:
> Apologies for posting here, but since arin-discuss is dead and based on John’s recent expansion of the scope
> of PPML, I think it is the most appropriate place to post.
> As I understand it, the Nominating Committee has turned down several candidates for BoT in the upcoming
> election, among them Ron Da Silva and Dan Alexander, both of who are clearly qualified and legitimate
> candidates for the board.
> For two open positions, the Nominating committee chose to select just three candidates for the slate.
> It is absurd to turn away qualified candidates and it is inappropriate for the nominating committee to
> endeavor to deprive the membership a greater choice of candidates. In essence, by limiting the slate
> to the minimum number of candidates (n+1 vs. open offices), the nominating committee has assured
> that they are able to, in effect, appoint most of their chosen candidates to the board while denying
> others the opportunity to compete absent the petition process.
> As such, I encourage each and every voting representative seeing this message to support the petitions
> for both Dan Alexander and Ron Da Silva.
> Further, I hope the board will admonish the nominating committee for taking this action and revise
> the nominating committee guidelines to prevent such in appropriate behavior in the future.
> Suggestions:
>    1.    Nominating committee must recruit at least 2n candidates where n is the number
>        of seats available for a given election.
>    2.    Nominating committee may not deny candidates without cause.
>    3.    Nominating committee must provide an explanation for their denial to each and
>        every candidate denied. It is up to the candidate whether or not to make that
>        explanation public.
>    4.    Nominating committee must provide the same explanations for any denied candidates
>        to the board for their consideration.
>    5.    A simple majority of quorum vote of the board shall be sufficient to place any
>        denied candidate on the initial slate without requiring qualification by petition.
> Owen
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