LSB minutes - August 2011 special meeting

KPFA 2011 Local Station Board
Special in-person meeting,
August 31, 2011, 5:30pm-6:45pm
KPFA station
1929 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way


Mal Burnstein, Pamela Drake, Sasha Futran, David Gans, Suzi Goldmacher, Conn Hallinan, Matthew Hallinan, Jack Kurzweil, Laura Prives, Tanya Russell, Lewis Sawyer, Andrea Turner, Margy Wilkinson; Barbara Whipperman (treasurer), Craig Alderson (secretary), Andrew Phillips (ex-officio)

1.         Call to order
Meeting called to order by chair M. Wilkinson at 5:41pm.

 2.         Roll call and excusing of members
D. Gans moved to excuse S. Aghamir, H. Kim, T. Rosenberg, D. Siegel, F. Sterling, A. Tanaka, K. Tanaka, R. Withers.  Approved without objection.

 3.         Budget
Consideration of new information regarding budget was sole order of business. B. Whipperman and KPFA business manager Maria Negret reviewed flowchart and mechanics of budgeting process. Income from web during fund drives is about $300k. Income from web outside of fund drives is about $90k. Income from both sources may not have been properly accounted for in budgeting spreadsheets. Spreadsheets were devised by Pacifica financial analyst as template for all stations. It appears that station has $300k more than previously believed. Business manager Negret is continuing to investigate with Pacifica financial analyst. Business manager made tentative revisions to budget adopted at August 20 LSB meeting:

  • $50k, previously cut from computer maintenance budget, restored
  • staff pay rates prior to April 1, 2011, pay cuts, restored
  • estimated fund drive revenue scaled back 7%

Fund drive reduction would translate into fewer days pitching or less intensive fund drives. Business manager stated that amount remaining after these revisions are made would be approximately $84,500.

Moved (A. Turner) and amended (M. Wilkinson) without objection, as follows: If it turns out that the calculations cannot be disproved, that the changes described by the business manager – 1) restoration of $50k to computer maintenance budget; 2) restoration of staff pay to levels prior to April 1; 3) reducing fund drive estimate by 7% -- be adopted and incorporated into the budget. Adopted without objection.

Meeting adjourned 6:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Craig Alderson
LSB Secretary

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