Are longer terms for The Park’s thirty-five Archons the solution to our current governmental stagnation?
A newly-formed political group thinks so.
The organization, which calls itself, “Park Citizens for Long Haul Government (PCLHG) released its first statement of principles and objectives today. And one of its most notable objectives is to change the length of Archons’ terms.
“We advocate lengthening the term of Archonship from one year to three to five years,” the statement says.
According to the group’s president, Stéphanie Musaraigne, the bold move would enable Archons to make a “full commitment” to governing over the long haul, instead of concentrating on short term goals and things that can be achieved within the one year mandate.
While the PCLHG’s statement stopped short of criticizing sortition, the current method of selecting Archons, it did imply that while the lottery method ensures a degree of fairness, it brings with it a certain amount of instability.
“There are many problems with sortition, which a Park of varied species and lifespans must address,” the statement said.
The PCLHG plans to hold a press conference later this week to further outline its objectives.