LSB November 2016 meeting records

KPFA LSB regular in-person meeting
November 10, 2016 11am-3pm
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave, Berkeley CA
Item #Item
1Call to Order
2Roll Call and Excusing of Absent Members
3Approve Agenda
4Approve Minutes
7General manager’s report
8Treasurer’s Report
9Recess as LSB, convene as Delegate Assembly
10     Election to fill vacant director position
11     Bylaws amendments
12     Crisis in Pacifica – our choices for survival
13Adjourn Delegate Assembly; reconvene as LSB



KPFA Local Station Board
Regular in-person meeting
November 19
, 2016, 11am-4:00pm
Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley CA

Note: An audio archive of this meeting is available at

Present: Sharon Adams, Craig Alderson, William Campisi, Anthony Fest, Sasha Futran, Yuri Gottesman, Sabrina Jacobs, Janet Kobren, Tim Lynch, Joy Moore, Carole Travis, Barbara Whipperman, Burton White, Margy Wilkinson, Quincy McCoy (ex officio).
*Arrived after roll call.
**Participated by remote connection

Absent: José Luis Fuentes, Kate Gowen, Mark Hernandez, David Lynch, Samsarah Morgan, Scott Olsen, Lewis Sawyer, TM Scruggs, Frank Sterling, Ramsés Teón-Nichols, Rych Withers.

1.   Call to order
Meeting called to order at 11:35 am by chair C. Travis. Technical problems prevented the remote participation of several board members. Chair introduced new members Yuri Gottesman, filling seat vacated by Leland Thompson, and Lewis Sawyer, filling seat vacated by Brian Edwards-Tiekert.

Roll call and excusing of members
Moved (T. Lynch) to excuse all absent members. Approved by show of hands, 0N, 1A.

Approve agenda
Moved (B. White) to adopt agenda as corrected by chair.

Moved (J. Kobren) to add PNB report after Treasurer’s report.

Moved (M. Wilkinson) to amend Kobren motion to place item after Crisis in Pacifica discussion, as item 13.A. Approved: 9Y, 3N.

On main motion as amended, approved unanimously by show of hands, 1N, 0A.

Moved (J. Kobren) to move bylaws amendments to time certain of 1:00. Approved: 8Y, 5N.

Moved (J. Moore) to suspend Roberts Rules of Order for Crisis in Pacifica item but to retain existing speaker time limits. Approved: 11Y, 1N, 1A.

On agenda as amended: approved: 12Y, 1N, 0A.

4.   Minutes

Moved (B. White) to approve minutes of August 13, 2016, as corrected. Approved by voice vote, 1A.

Moved (M. Wilkinson) to approve minutes of September 10, 2016, as corrected. Approved by show of hands, 1A.

5.   Announcements
M. Wilkinson, B. Whipperman, C. Travis.

6. Public comments
Daniel Borgstrom, Carol Wolfley, Virginia Browning.

7.   GM report (Q. McCoy)
General manager delivered his report.

8.   Treasurer’s report (B. Whipperman)
Moved (B. Whipperman): “The KPFA LSB recommends that the PNB encourage any station having extreme difficulty meeting necessary expenses, particularly rent payments, to seek a cost saving relocation within its area to an educational institution with broadcast facilities to share.”

Moved (B. White) to table until after Crisis in Pacifica item. Approved by show of hands, 1A, 0N.

9.   Bylaws amendments
Board recessed as LSB and reconvened as Delegate Assembly.

  1. Replace annual LSB town hall meetings with fundraiser
    Failed: 3Y (J. Kobren, J. Moore, B. White); 4N (A. Fest, Y. Gottesman, C. Travis, M. Wilkinson); 6A (S. Adams, C. Alderson, W. Campisi, S. Jacobs, T. Lynch, B. Whipperman)
  1. Frequency of delegate elections
    Failed: 4Y (S. Adams, J. Kobren, T. Lynch, B. Whipperman); 1N (A. Fest); 9A (C. Alderson, W. Campisi, S. Futran, Y. Gottesman, S. Jacobs, J. Moore, C. Travis, B. White, M. Wilkinson)
  1. PNB representative election
    Nominations and votes as follows:

A. Fest — 5
L. Sawyer — 8 (elected)

Moved (J. Moore) to challenge result on grounds that a previous board motion required that a candidate had to be present to be elected, and that since L. Sawyer was not present, A. Fest was automatically elected. Chair ruled challenge out of order.

10.   Crisis in Pacifica – our choices for survival
Members presented various proposals for reforming Pacifica governance and restructuring financial obligations.

Moved (S. Adams) to forward three proposals presented to PNB. Approved: 8Y (S. Adams, C. Alderson, W. Campisi, S. Jacobs, T. Lynch, C. Travis, B. Whipperman, B. White); 1N (A. Fest); 2A (S. Futran, J. Kobren)

Board reconvened as Local Station Board. Chair noted that no affiliate members were present and that the composition of the Delegate Assembly was identical to the LSB. Chair further confirmed with members that no one would have changed their vote if the decision had been made as the Local Station Board rather than the Delegate Assembly.

Moved (C. Travis) that KPFA LSB establish a task force to explore the potential and legal ramifications of establishing a 501(c)(3) organization.

Approved: 8Y (C. Alderson, W. Campisi, S. Futran, S. Jacobs, T. Lynch, C. Travis, B. Whipperman, B. White); 1N (A. Fest); 2A (S. Adams, J. Kobren)

Moved (C. Travis) that the board establish an LSB task force to work on setting up a town hall meeting for the Bay Area on the crisis in Pacifica.

Approved: 9Y (S. Adams, C. Alderson, W. Campisi, S. Futran, S. Jacobs, T. Lynch, C. Travis, B. Whipperman, B. White); 0N; 2A (A. Fest, J. Kobren)

11.   Treasurer’s motion
Board returned to consider motion made by treasurer during her report.

Moved (T. Lynch) to table. Approved by show of hands.

Adjourned 3:55 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Craig Alderson

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