December 2014 LSB Meeting Records

[Approved]
KPFA Local Station Board
Regular In-Person Meeting
December 13, 2014 11am-2:30pm
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, CA map

This meeting will include the election of LSB officers for 2015.

Present: Craig Alderson, Mal Burnstein, Brian Edwards-Tiekert, Janet Kobren, Jack Kurzweil, David Landau, Joy Moore, Lewis Sawyer, Franklin Sterling, Carole Travis, David Welsh, Barbara Whipperman, Burton White, Margy Wilkinson, Rych Withers. *Arrived after roll call.

Absent: José Luis Fuentes, David Gans, Donald Goldmacher, Kate Gowen, Mark Hernandez, Cynthia Johnson, Samsarah Morgan, Andrea Prichett, Kate Tanaka, Ramsés Teón-Nichols.

2014 LSB

1.         Call to order
Meeting called to order by chair, Carole Travis at 11:15 am. The board observed moments of silence in commemoration of Mary Berg.

2.         Roll call and excusing of members
Moved (C. Alderson) to excuse all absent members. Approved unanimously by voice vote.

3.         Approve agenda
Moved (J. Kurzweil) to adopt agenda as drafted. Approved without objection.

 4.         Minutes
Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert) to approve October 18, 2014, minutes. Approved unanimously by voice vote.

Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert) to approved November 11, 2014, minutes as corrected. Approved unanimously by voice vote.

5.         Election of pro-tem chair
C. Travis elected by acclamation as pro-tem chair.

6.         Adjournment of 2014 LSB
Moved (M. Burnstein) to adjourn. Adjourned 11:22 am.

2015 LSB

Present: Craig Alderson, Mal Burnstein, Brian Edwards-Tiekert, Donald Goldmacher*, Cynthia Johnson*, Janet Kobren, Jack Kurzweil, David Landau, Joy Moore, Lewis Sawyer, Franklin Sterling, Carole Travis, David Welsh, Barbara Whipperman, Burton White, Margy Wilkinson, Rych Withers. *Arrived after roll call.

Absent: José Luis Fuentes, David Gans, Kate Gowen, Mark Hernandez, Samsarah Morgan, Andrea Prichett, Kate Tanaka, Ramsés Teón-Nichols.

1.         Call to order
Meeting called to order by pro-tem chair, Carole Travis at 11:23 am.

2.         Roll call and excusing of members
Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert) to excuse all absent members. Approved unanimously by voice vote.

3.         Approve agenda
Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert) to adopt agenda as drafted.

Several motions were made in succession to modify agenda. Moved (J. Kobren) to postpone old and new business to January meeting. Moved (M. Wilkinson) to fix the adjournment time at 1:30. Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert) to strike items 7 (GM report), 13 (old business), 14 (new business) from agenda. Moved (J. Kobren) to delete item 9 (break). Agenda unanimously approved by voice vote with all proposed modifications.

4.         Approve 2015 meeting schedule
Moved (M. Wilkinson) to schedule January meeting for 1/17/15.

Moved as substitute (B. Edwards-Tiekert) to schedule meeting for 1/24/15. Substitute motion unanimously approved by voice vote.

Main motion unanimously approved by voice vote.

5.         Public comments
Carol Wolfley, Robin Collins, Daniel Borgstrom. Public comments begin at 21:37 of audio file.

6.         Election of LSB officers

Offices were uncontested and candidates were elected by acclamation.

Secretary – C. Alderson
Chair – C. Travis
Vice chair – R. Teón-Nichols
Treasurer – B. Whipperman

7.         Treasurer’s report (B. Whipperman)
tr1_2014-12-13is a preliminary report. It is not a statement about how fiscal year ended. It covers first two months of current fiscal year. Management is worried. Effect of lack of CPB money is being felt, and there is also donor fatigue.

8.         PNB report (M. Wilkinson)
PNB is meeting frequently to deal with pressing issues. 2013-14 minutes need to be finished and adopted to satisfy audit requirements. Affiliate stations are entitled to two seats on PNB but this year there are three candidates so election is necessary. Interviews scheduled for coming Thursday, followed by election. Board is hoping to approve as many station budgets as possible before end of year. Board is talking about 2015 elections. PNB directed hiring of election supervisor by Dec. 1; Joy Williams from NY was hired and will begin Jan. 2. She was local election supervisor for WBAI a while back.

J. Kobren reported that 2013 election was postponed to 2014 but it didn’t happen. 2015 election goes into next 3-year cycle, so trying to catch up could mean two complete elections in 2015. Election committee is trying to figure this out. Personnel committee is working on ED hire. Approximately 25 applications have been received. Will interview and hope to make hire in January.

B. Edwards-Tiekert reported that 4-year lease for WPFW has been approved. Pacifica Radio Archives fell short by about half in latest fund drive. Will be a crisis for them. KPFT fell short in its fund drive. WBAI has been paying $12k/mo. for its Empire State Building transmitter, down from $50k/mo. WPFW fund drive fell short but they received a big bequest. KPFK budget is tight and accounting is poor.

Moved (J. Kobren) to invite Pacifica CFO Raul Salvador to January LSB meeting. Failed: 3Y, 9N, 4A.

9.         KFCF report (R. Withers)
KFCF held its annual banquet, this year’s featuring Laurie Lewis. Made $7k or about 5% of annual budget. Budget will be tight.

Adjourned 12:46 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Craig Alderson
LSB Secretary

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