KPFA Local Station Board Meeting minutes April 28th, 2007: 1st Draft- subject to change
KPFA Local Station Board Meeting
Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, CA
April 28, 2007
The meeting was convened at 11:13AM by
Chair Bonnie Simmons
LaVarn Williams (LW) Chandra Hauptman (CH)
Joseph Wanzala (JW) Annie Hallatt (AH)
Mary Berg (MB) Richard Phelps (RP)
Bonnie Simmons (BS) Sherry Gendelman (SG)
Mark Hernandez (MH) Sarv Randhawa (SR)
Andrea Turner (AT) Brian Edwards-Tiekert (BET)
Sasha Futran (SF) Lewis Sawyer (LS)
Anthony Fest (AF) Conn “Ringo” Hallinan (RH)
Stan Woods (SW) Ernesto “Tico” Chacin (EC)
Henry Norr (HN) PhoeBe ANNE (sorgen) (PAs)
Noelle Hanrahan (NH) Attila Nagy (AN)
EXCUSE ABSENT MEMBERS:
VS, RMP, MM absences were excused by acclamation.
LW & SF were en route.
The agenda was modified and approved. Item 20 was withdrawn.
RP moves postponing executive session until the person it involves is
present at a later time and replace the item with a discussion as to whether
this type of discussion should be in executive session. BET objected to the
motion. Pas called the question.
Motion fails 8-8. CH moves to strike the executive session from the agenda.
Motion passes 10-5. BET moves to accept the agenda as amended.
The agenda was approved by acclamation.
3.24.07 Minutes were approved as corrected.
Item 2 was removed from the consent calendar.
Item 3 was removed from the consent calendar.
BET moved to approve the consent calendar.
BET moves to suspend the rules and discuss item 2 of the consent calendar as
the first order of business. This proposal passes.
MOTION RE: IMMIGRANT RIGHTS AND KPFA COVERAGE
RP moves that the LSB adopt the Item formerly know as Item 2 of the consent
calendar. RP read the motion.
MH proposes a substitute motion.
SF proposes that a hybrid motion be adopted including language from both of
the previous motions.
NH Moves the question.
Whereas: The history of the United States is a continuing saga of
exploitation of immigrant workers, beginning with the importation of slaves
and indentured servants up to the present, where various methods are used to
obtain cheap labor from south of the border and other low income areas of
the world, and
Whereas: Currently undocumented workers are exploited economically, are
subject to deportation, arrest, family separation and physical and sexual
abuse with little or no recourse in law and are politically scapegoated as a
cause of US economic problems, and
Whereas: There is a massive movement coming together and speaking out for
justice for undocumented workers, and
Whereas: Pacifica’s Principles stand for Peace and Social Justice, and
Whereas: KPFA is fortunate to have on its staff people deeply involved in
Resolved: That the Local Station Board congratulates KPFA Staff and
Management on organizing and planning for the May 1 coverage
of immigration rights and justice for undocumented workers and commends and
encourages the KPFA Station Staff and Management
to continue such coverage in the future.
ROLL CALL VOTE
LaVarn Williams (LW) abstain
Chandra Hauptman (CH) YES
Joseph Wanzala (JW) abstain
Mary Berg (MB) yes
Richard Phelps (RP) no
Sherry Gendelman (SG) yes
Mark Hernandez (MH) yes
Sarv Randhawa (SR) yes
Andrea Turner (AT) yes
Brian Edwards-Tiekert (BET) yes
Sasha Futran (SF) yes
Lewis Sawyer (LS) yes
Anthony Fest (AF) yes
Stan Woods (SW) no
Ernesto “Tico” Chacin (EC) yes
Henry Norr (HN) yes
PhoeBe ANNE (sorgen) (PAs) yes
Conn “Ringo” Hallinan (RH) yes
Noelle Hanrahan (NH) yes
Motion passes 15-2-2
BREAK 12:50 20 MINS.
BET moves to suspend the rule and move directly to Election Supervisor
Motion passes by acclamation.
ELECTION SUPERVISORS REPORT Q&A
BET proposed suspending the rules to move into Program Council Election to
allow Tracy Rosenberg to perform the tabulation task for these elections
without being forced to wait.
PROGRAM COUNCIL ELECTION
Nominations for the Program Council
Joe Wanzala declined nomination
Phoebe Ann Sorgen
Andrea Turner declined nomination.
Henry, Sherry and Annie Hallatt are elected. Noelle is the alternate.
BET moves to suspend the rules to proceed to the Fundraising Committee
Election for the same reasons as the Program Council Election, to allow
Tracy Rosenberg to perform the tabulation task for these elections without
being forced to wait.
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE ELECTION
Nominations for the Fundraising Committee
LaVarn Williams declined nomination but pledged to support the committee
Chandra Hauptman declines nomination but pledged to support events that the
fundraising committee plans.
Sarv Randhawa declines nomination.
Stan Woods declined nomination.
Noelle Hanrahan nominated herself but cannot enter the KPFA building. Pas
nominated NH and expressed hope that the committee will meet outside of the
Andrea Turner, Joe Wanzala, Noelle Hanrahan and Lewis Sawyer are elected.
TREASURER’S REPORT 2:30 PM
GENBERAL MANAGERS REPORT
The iGM was absent.
The chair rules that the motion and/or discussion proposed by JW/CH cannot
be properly introduced under the category of a General Managers report.
JW appeals the chairs motion.
8 votes against 5 votes for 3 abstains
Motion to suspend the rules fails.
PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORT
The last Personnel Committee meeting did not achieve quorum.
GM HIRE COMMITTEE REPORT
Next meeting May 7th at KPFA.
REPORT BACK FROM PNB REPS