KPFA 2011 Local Station Board
Regular in-person meeting, February 4, 2012, 11am-4pm
Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland CA
Note: An audio archive of this meeting is available at www.kpftx.org/archive.php
Shahram Aghamir*, Mal Burnstein, Pamela Drake, Anthony Fest, Sasha Futran, Conn Hallinan, Matthew Hallinan, Cynthia Johnson*, Janet Kobren, Jack Kurzweil, Henry Norr, Andrea Prichett, Laura Prives, Tracy Rosenberg*, Tanya Russell, Lewis Sawyer, Dan Siegel, Franklin Sterling, Akio Tanaka, Kate Tanaka, Andrea Turner, Margy Wilkinson, Rych Withers; Craig Alderson (secretary), Andrew Phillips (ex-officio)
*Arrived after roll call.
1. Call to order
Meeting called to order by chair M. Wilkinson at 11:00 am.
2. Roll call and excusing of members
Moved (A. Turner) to excuse D. Gans, D. Goldmacher. Approved without objection.
3. Approve agenda
Moved (S. Futran) to move closed session items to follow interim general manager’s report. Substitute motion (T. Rosenberg) to schedule closed session for time certain of 1:30, to last no more than 2.5 hours. Failed: 12N (M. Burnstein, P. Drake, S. Futran, C. Hallinan, M. Hallinan, J. Kurzweil, L. Prives, T. Russell, L. Sawyer, D. Siegel, A. Turner, R. Withers), 9Y (A. Fest, C. Johnson, J. Kobren, H. Norr, A. Prichett, T. Rosenberg, F. Sterling, A. Tanaka, K. Tanaka).
Main motion approved: 13Y (M. Burnstein, P. Drake, S. Futran, C. Hallinan, M. Hallinan, L. Prives, T. Russell, L. Sawyer, D. Siegel, F. Sterling, K. Tanaka, A. Turner, R. Withers), 0N, 7A (A. Fest, C. Johnson, J. Kobren, H. Norr, A. Prichett, T. Rosenberg, A. Tanaka)
Moved (M. Burnstein) that speakers be limited to two minutes each. Approved: 11Y (M. Burnstein, P. Drake, S. Futran, C. Hallinan, M. Hallinan, L. Prives, T. Russell, L. Sawyer, D. Siegel, A. Turner, R. Withers), 9N (A. Fest, C. Johnson, J. Kobren, H. Norr, A. Prichett, T. Rosenberg, F. Sterling, A. Tanaka, K. Tanaka)
Minutes of December 7, 2011, meeting approved as drafted, without objection. Minutes of January 7, 2012, meeting approved as corrected.
a. L. Prives announced another fund drive and appealed for phone volunteers. So far, more than $100k has been pledged of $800k goal. Fund drive to continue to Feb. 23.
b. A. Turner noted the passing of board member Terry Doran. M. Wilkinson announced a public memorial for Doran on Feb. 25, 2pm, at Longfellow Middle School.
c. J. Kobren announced Occupy the Truth event at UC Berkeley’s International House the weekend of Feb. 17-18. Speakers to include Daniel Ellsberg and others in support of Bradley Manning and whistleblowers.
d. C. Johnson announced forum on foreclosures, Feb. 20, 7pm, Unitarian Fellowship, Cedar and Bonita.
6. Public comments (in order of speakers)
Brian Geiser, Joy Moore
7. Interim general manager report (A. Phillips)
8. Treasurer’s report (B. Whipperman)
The treasurer was not present but provided the attached written report.
9. Closed session
Board moved to closed session at 12:35 and resumed open session at 3:08. M. Wilkinson reported that the LSB had voted on the interim general manager’s performance evaluation and had approved a pool of candidates for the general manager position to be forwarded to the Pacifica executive director.
10. Committee reports
A Pacifica National Board (D. Siegel)
Majority of in-person PNB meeting in closed session. Audit still not complete; Pacifica has been classified as a “going concern.” Annual budget deficit is decreasing but still about $400k. No discussions of ways to increase revenue. CFO and ED were evaluated in closed session. The board voted to appeal injunction in Burnstein, et al. PNB chair again given authority to find supervisor for KPFA recall election. Listeners voiced concerns over KPFK and all Pacifica stations complying with Spanish-language broadcasting mandate. L. Prives reported on resolution of bylaws inconsistency regarding how many members of committees may be from each listening area. T. Rosenberg added that Pacifica Archives are working on a collaboration with City Lights Books. CFO and ED will be retained to end of contracts. A. Turner reported that Summer Reese elected chair of PNB and Bill Crozier vice-chair.