[arin-ppml] NomCom misbehavior

Holden Karau holden at pigscanfly.ca
Sat Oct 9 19:15:18 EDT 2021


How do we support the petitions?

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 3:33 PM Elvis Daniel Velea <elvis at velea.eu> wrote:

> Just adding that it is not the first time this happens.
>
> I am appalled by the NomCom’s behavior!
>
> elvis
>
> 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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