I think you should go ahead and ask Arlo for a league board so we can go ahead ans start working on the rules and stuff. Still look for more owners. I have never done an auction draft here but looking at some that have been done it takes a while.
You could think of government workers like teenagers. You pay them an allowance, but do you get any work out them? They eat the food, put their feet on the furniture and complain loudly whenever they are unhappy.