LSB April 2016 meeting records

KPFA LSB regular in-person meeting
April 9, 2016 11am-4pm
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, CA
Item # Time* Item Est start time
1 Call to Order 11:00 AM
2 5 Roll Call and Excusing of Absent Members 11:00 AM
3 5 Approve Agenda 11:05 AM
4 5 Approve Minutes 11:10 AM
5 5 Announcements 11:15 AM
7 20 Remote participation – today’s meeting 11:50 AM
8 20 General manager’s report 12:10 PM
9 20 GM evaluation 12:30 PM
10 20 Treasurer’s Report 12:50 PM
11 10 Break 1:10 PM
12 PNB
15 A.   PNB report 1:20 PM
15 B.   PNB audit committee (M. Wilkinson) 1:35 PM
15 C.   Directors’ access to employee records – LSB chair’s report 1:50 PM
13 5 CAB report 2:05 PM
14 5 KFCF Report 2:10 PM
15 Old Business
20     A.  Remote participation in LSB meetings – general policy 2:10 PM
20     B.  Motion regarding WBAI non-representation on PNB (A. Fest) 2:15 PM
16 Adjourn 2:35 PM
*Times are advisory.



KPFA Local Station Board
Regular in-person meeting
April 9, 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, Brian Edwards-Tiekert, Anthony Fest, José Luis Fuentes*, Sasha Futran*, Kate Gowen**, Sabrina Jacobs, Janet Kobren, David Lynch, Tim Lynch, Joy Moore, Scott Olsen**, TM Scruggs, Frank Sterling, Ramsés Teón-Nichols*, Carole Travis, Barbara Whipperman, Rych Withers.
*Arrived after roll call.
**Participated by remote connection

Absent: Mark Hernandez, Samsarah Morgan, Leland Thompson, Burton White, Margy Wilkinson, Quincy McCoy (ex officio).

1.   Call to order
Meeting called to order at 11:30 am by chair C. Travis.

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.

Moved (TM Scruggs) to insert call for LSB retreat as item 10.5, after treasurer’s report. Approved unanimously by show of hands.

Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert) to move GM evaluation to time certain of 2:30 and in executive session.

Moved as substitute (A. Fest) to move GM evaluation to final item of business and in executive session. Failed: 2Y, many no.

Moved (J.L. Fuentes) to move to time certain of 12:30. Failed: 4Y, 6N, 5A.

On B. Edwards-Tiekert, approved by show of hands, 1N.

On agenda as amended: Approved 10Y, 0N.

4.   Minutes
Moved (TM Scruggs) to approve minutes of February 27, 2016, as drafted. Approved by show of hands, 1A.

5.   Announcements
S. Adams, B. Edwards-Tiekert

6.   Public comments
Daniel Borgstrom

7.   Remote participation – today’s meeting
Moved (D. Lynch) to allow LSB members participating remotely to stay on line. Approved without objection, 3A.

Moved (D. Lynch) to give remote participants right to speak.

Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert) to limit debate on Lynch motion to 10 minutes. Approved without objection.

Moved as substitute (J.L. Fuentes) to allow members of public to call in. Chair rules motion is out of order.

Moved (B. Campisi) to close debate. Approved by show of hands.

On motion: approved: 10Y, 4N, 1A

Moved (D. Lynch) to allow remote participants to vote. Moved (B. Campisi) to close debate. Approved by show of hands. On motion: Failed: 5Y, 10N, 1A.

Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert) to postpone decision on remote participation in executive session to executive session. Approved by show of hands.

8.   GM report (Quincy McCoy)
R. Withers read report submitted by GM.

9.   GM evaluation (executive session)
Statement approved by the LSB: “The KPFA LSB met in executive session to discuss personnel matters. Specifically, it completed its evaluation of KPFA’s general manager.”

10.   Treaurer report (B. Whipperman)
Treasurer distributed two reports. TR1 is budget-to-actual for five months ending 2/29/16. TR2 tracks pledges and fulfillment rates of recent fund drives.

10.5      LSB retreat
Moved (TM Scruggs): “I move that the LSB go on a closed retreat to engage in a facilitated discussion on the status of the Pacifica Foundation. Only LSB members and possibly a facilitator will be at the retreat. No decisions will be made nor votes taken at the retreat. I further move that a task force be formed to work on the logistics and agenda for the retreat.” Approved by show of hands, 1N, 1A.

Volunteers for task force: S. Adams, S. Jacobs, M. Wilkinson.

Moved (S. Adams) to be given authority to set up retreat and make happen. Approved without objection, 1A.

11.   PNB

PNB report
J. Kobren reported on issues around WBAI. B. Edwards-Tiekert reported on audit and concerns raised by Pacifica CFO.

Audit committee
J. Kobren reported that the audit committee had met with auditors and Pacifica CFO.

Directors’ access to personnel records
Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert) to postpone to next meeting. Approved without objection.

12.   CAB
CAB announced community meeting Mar. 26. Requested board action in approving new members for CAB.

13.   KFCF (R. Withers)
Amy Goodman to speak at Apr. 29 event. Live streaming resumed Apr. 1

Adjourned 3:57 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Craig Alderson