LSB August 2015 meeting records

  KPFA LSB regular in-person meeting
August 22, 2015 11am-4pm
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, CA
Item #Time*ItemEst start time
1 Call to Order11:00 AM
25Roll Call and Excusing of Absent Members11:00 AM
35Approve Agenda11:05 AM
45Approve Minutes11:10 AM
55Announcements11:15 AM
720General manager’s report11:50 AM
820Treasurer’s Report12:10 PM
960KPFA budget12:30 PM
1010Break1:30 PM
1115PNB report1:40 PM
12 Executive session 
 30   A. PNB report & director’s inspection1:55 PM
 20   B. GM evaluation2:25 PM
135CAB report2:45 PM
145KFCF Report2:50 PM
15 Old Business 
 10    A.  2015 budget surplus – Apprenticeship Pgm (A. Prichett)2:55 PM
 10    B.  Local community news & public affairs (A. Prichett)3:05 PM
 10    C.  LSB subcommittees (J. Kobren)3:15 PM
 5    D.  CAB nominations and membership (J. Kobren)3:25 PM
 5    E.  Feature Story News (V. Browning)3:30 PM
 10    F.  Livestreaming (A. Prichett)3:35 PM
16 New Business 
 5    A.  KPFA Foundation (A. Prichrett)3:45 PM
 10    B.  CAB nomination (J. Kobren)3:50 PM
17 Adjourn4:00 PM
 *Times are advisory. 



KPFA Local Station Board
Regular in-person meeting
August 22, 2015
, 11am-4:00pm
Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, CA

Note: An audio archive of this meeting is available at

Present: Craig Alderson, Virginia Browning*, Brian Edwards-Tiekert, José Luis Fuentes*, David Gans, Donald Goldmacher*, Mark Hernandez, Cynthia Johnson, Janet Kobren, Jack Kurzweil, David Landau, Joy Moore, Andrea Prichett, Lewis Sawyer, Frank Sterling*, Kate Tanaka, Carole Travis, Barbara Whipperman, Margy Wilkinson, Rych Withers, Quincy McCoy (ex officio).
*Arrived after roll call.

Absent: Mal Burnstein, Kate Gowen, Samsarah Morgan, Ramsés Teón-Nichols, Burton White.

1.   Call to order
Meeting called to order by chair, Carole Travis at 11:09 am.

2.   Roll call and excusing of members
Moved (C. Alderson) to excuse all absent members. Approved without objection.

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

Moved (A. Prichett) to move 16.A (KPFA Foundation) to 11.A for 10 minutes. Approved without objection.

Moved (J. Kobren) to move 15.D (CAB nominations and membership) to 13.5. Approved without objection.

Agenda as amended approved without objection.

4.   Minutes
Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert) to approve minutes of the May 9, 2015, with correction that M. Hernandez was absent. Approved without objection.

Moved (J. Kobren) correction to general manager’s report. Approved without objection.

Minutes as amended approved without objection.

5.   Announcements
F. Sterling

6.   Public comments
Kathy Horsley, Daniel Borgstrom, Richard Stone.

Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert) to suspend rules to take up PNB report out of order. Approved without objection.

7.   PNB
J. Kobren, B. Edwards-Tiekert

8.   KPFA Foundation
M. Wilkinson reported on establishment of KPFA foundation.

Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert): “The KPFA Local Station Board, being the elected representatives of KPFA’s listeners and staff, hereby ratifies the creation of the KPFA Foundation for the purposes of continuing the work of KPFA’s and the Pacifica Foundation’s mission, in the event that Pacifica is dissolved due to circumstances beyond its control.”

Moved (A. Prichett) to table motion. Failed: 9N (C. Alderson, J-L. Fuentes, D. Gans, D. Goldmacher, M. Hernandez, J. Kurzweil, L. Sawyer, B. Whipperman, R. Withers); 7Y (V. Browning, C. Johnson, J. Kobren, D. Landau, J. Moore, A. Prichett, F. Sterling); 4A (B. Edwards-Tiekert, K. Tanaka, C. Travis, M. Wilkinson)

Moved (V. Browning) to rename foundation to Lew Hill Foundation and make this the beginning of dialogue.

Chair proposed suspending further discussion on this issue to move to budget discussion and executive session, and that board would decide to continue this issue once those items were disposed of. Approved by show of hands.

9.   General manager’s report (Quincy McCoy)
The general manager reported on the budget and addressed questions regarding timecard policy.

10.   Treasurer’s report (B. Whipperman)
11.   KPFA budget
Treasurer gave report as part of budget item. Business manager Maria Negret distributed spreadsheets and went through them in detail.

Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert):
“The KPFA LSB advises management make the following changes to the proposed FY2016 budget, as follows:

1)         Budget for the expense of a capital campaign to pay for the capital improvements in the current budget, and stipulate in the budget that no monies shall be disbursed to replace major capital items that have not yet failed unless and until the full amount has been raised through a capital campaign.

2)         Analyze and correct, if necessary, budgeted spending on premiums.

3)         Apply any savings or windfall (e.g., from reduced Central Service, unforeseen bequests, reinstated CPB funding, etc.) toward reducing annual days of fundraising toward a target of 60 days per year.”

Moved amendment (J. Kobren): “Come up with a more realistic budgeted amount for listener support.” Failed: 7Y, 8N, 2A

On main motion: approved by show of hands, 1 abstention

Moved (J. Kobren) to have CAB report and nominations before executive session. Approved without objection.

12.   General manager evaluation
There was consensus to move the item to the September meeting and review the process in the meantime.

13.   CAB
Moved (J. Kobren) to add Richard Stone to CAB.

Moved (B. Edwards-Tiekert) to postpone motion to next meeting.

Moved (J. Kobren) to close debate on postponement. Failed: 6Y, 7N, 3A.

Moved (J. Kobren) to close debate on Stone nomination. Approved by show of hands, 1N.

On main motion: approved: 7Y, 3N, 7A.

Executive session
1.   PNB report and director’s inspection
Moved (D. Gans) to allow business manager Negret to remain for the executive session.

Moved as substitute (A. Prichett) to begin session and invite M. Negret if the board decides her presence would be useful. Failed: 5Y, 9N.

On main motion: approved: 9Y, 5N

Upon reconvening in open session, the board made the following report:
The KPFA Local Station Board met in executive session to discuss personnel matters concerning individual employees.

Adjourned 4:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Craig Alderson

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