LSB minutes - February 2006

KPFA Local Station Board
2/18/2006 Meeting Minutes
11:00 AM convening
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
1111 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA

Meeting called to order at 11:12AM

Members of the Local Station Board introduced.  In attendance:

        Sepideh Khoosrowjah  (SK)
        Riva Enteen     (RE)
        LaVarn Williams (LW)
        Max Blanchet    (MxB)
        Joseph Wanzala  (JW)
        Marnie Tattersall  (MT)
        Stan Woods      (SW)
        Attilla Nagy    (AN)
        Brian Edwards-Tiekert (BET)
        Mary Berg   (MyB)
        Richard Phelps  (RMP)
        Bonnie Simmons  (BS)
        Sherry Gendelman  (SG)
        Howeard Beeman  (HB)
        Rosalinda Palacios  (RP)
        Lisa Rothman (LR)
        Sarv Randhawa  (SR)
        Mark Hernandez  (MH)
        Willie Ratcliff   (WR)
        Annie Hallatt  (AH)
        William Walker  (WW)
        Fadi Saba    (FS)

Members excused for absence without objection:

        Debbie Speer
        Chandra Hauptman
        Eric Park

Review/Approve Agenda

Set GM hire resolutions from New Business to Time Sensitive (MT/FS)
        MSC
Move GM hire resolutions to position #2 in Time Sensitive (SR/LR)
        Substitute motion expressed
Substitute motion to move to Time Sensitive business GM hire as #1,
        Delegate Election to #2, Program Council Election to #3, UPSO to #4
        (MT/no second found in recording)
        Chair rules to accept as appropriate
        MSC/Unanimous Consent to close debate (MxB/SK)
MSC 11-10 to accept time-sensitive substitute motion, Chair breaks tie.

Motion to include 10 minutes for Executive Session to approve minutes (MB/no
second)
        Noted to be carried out at end of meeting
        Second requested, second made by SG
        Approved Unanimous Consent
        Request by BET to make Executive Session an Order of the Day

        Motion to approve agenda
                MSC/Unanimous Consent

Consent Calendar

  All items removed by objection

Review/Approve Minutes

  No objection/Approved by Unanimous Consent

General Manager's Report

  In the absence of the General Manager, RMP had an
  impromptu report.

  The Pacifica National Office is currently acting
  in conjunction w/three KPFA managers.

  A new webmaster for KPFA.ORG is in place.

  The new Executive Director is touring the Pacifica
  stations, and is likely appointing interim KPFA GM
  in early March.

Public Comment

  Eleven speakers came before the Local Station Board.

Committee Reports

I. Program Director Hiring Committee: Report (SG)

        Will meet 3/1. Committee has 74 applicants so far.

II. Outreach Committee, Town Hall report (SR)

        80+ attendees reported, and the event broke even
         in costs.

III. Treasurer:  Financial Report

        January income statement is in, but Lois is overworked and
        unable to detail extensively; surpluses likely to balance
        out in next 60 days; DONATIONS line based on bequeaths;
        Crafts Faire income/expenses skewed as some cash charged in
        prior year budget; waiting for NTIA grant for updating
        cart-play system and satellite upgrade; $15,000 from Teale
        Foundation; keeping an eye on salary payouts from vacation/
        special coverage issues in timekeeping; not all expected
        payments from National office have been received.  Lois is
        monitoring salaries in response to resignations and hires.

[Break called by Chair]

Time Sensitive Business

   I. KPFA LSB MEETING TIME - MARCH:  As the Freight and Salvage is
        unavailable on the 3rd Saturday of March - March 18th, and
        as we have much work to be done on the agenda - we will hold
        the next regular meeting of the LSB on Saturday March 11th
        at 11AM. [BS]  (Applied from removal from Consent Calendar)

        FS speaks to issue, amends to location at UFCW 4128 in San Jose.
        May be free or deposit; sound system may be charged; free public
        parking lot 3 blocks away; wi-fi hot spot nearby; no confirmation
        site available; [withdraw to sense of board by RMP]

        BET moves/LR seconds to tentatively set meeting 4/22 at UFCW 4128
        Hall in San Jose at 11AM, and 3/11 at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley
        at 11AM.  A review to see if the meeting site is available will by
        made at the 3/11 meeting.

        WW moves to amend to include Town Hall format in San Jose LSB
        meeting site – ruled out of order by Chair

        SK moves to call question, MT objects, 13-4 to close.

        RPM calls vote 15-5, passes.

  II. Personnel Resolutions:

   A. Resolution on the formation of a GM Hire Committee [BET]
     The LSB shall immediately form a GM hire committee
     consisting of the following:
       1. Six LSB members elected by STV
       2. One department head elected by the department heads.
       3. The three senior managers at KPFA (Development Director,
           Business Manager, and Operations Director) who shall serve
           in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity.
    Candidate interviews shall be open to observation by Pacifica's
    Human Resources Director.

        Substitute motion (FS/SK) to provide for committee of seven LSB
        members only.

        Following discussion, SK calls question, fails 11-10.

        MH ruled out of order as RE is making "political statement" and
        not revealing vote counts from Executive Session.  WW appeals
        decision of Chair, decision upheld 11-8.

        Following discussion, FS/MT call question, fails 9-11.

        Following discussion, SK calls question, fails 11-8.  Due to his
        engagement in discussion, RMP steps down as Chair and hands gavel
        to Vice-Chair BS to continue conduct of discussion.

        BET makes/LR seconds amendment proposal:  GM Hire Committee to have
        six LSB members, one ex officio/non-voting department head and three
        ex officio/non-voting managers, with candidate interviews open to
        observation by Pacifica's Human Resources Director.

        Following discussion, LW calls question, fails 12-8.

        Following discussion, FS calls question, fails 12-7.

        Following discussion, MT calls question, unanimous consent, discussion
ends.

        Motion fails 9-11, return to original substitute motion.

        BET proposes/LR seconds amendment to add ex officio/non-voting to
        department head position.  BET calls question, passes by Unanimous Consent.

        Substitute motion passes 15-6 in following form:

                The LSB shall immediately form a GM hire committee
                     consisting of the following:
                       1. Seven LSB members elected by STV
                       2. One department head elected by the department
                        heads in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity.
                       3. The three senior managers at KPFA (Development
                        Director, Business Manager, and Operations Director)
                        who shall serve in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity.
                Candidate interviews shall be open to observation by Pacifica's
                Human Resources Director.

        BET moves/FS seconds amendment:  No GM Hire Committee Member shall
        resign to apply for the GM positions, and no GM Hire Committee Member
        shall apply for the GM position.

        Unanimous consent to close debate.  Unanimous consent to accept amendment.

        Final substitute motion reads as follows:

        The LSB shall immediately form a GM hire committee
             consisting of the following:
                1. Seven LSB members elected by STV
                2. One department head elected by the department
                        heads in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity.
                3. Any three senior managers at KPFA (Development Director,
                        Business Manager, and Operations Director) who shall \
                        serve in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity.
        Candidate interviews shall be open to observation by Pacifica's
        Human Resources Director.   No Committee Member, after participating
        in the hiring process, shall resign to apply for the GM position, and
        no Committee member shall apply for the GM position.

        Vote to make substitute motion as amended the main motion passes 17-2.

        Vote to adopt substitute motion as amended passes 20-1.

        Immediate vote to seat GM Hire Committee; persons elected by STV are:

                MyB
                RMP
                BET
                CH
                WW
                JW
                LW

III. Election of Delegates to Pacifica National Board Committees [RP]:

        NOTE FROM SECRETARY:  These election results were determined the day
                                after the LSB meeting and reported by the Chair
                                via e-mail to the LSB on 2/19/2006.

        First positions are elected.
        Names following the "=" are next in line/alternates.

                Elect 2 Delegates to Governance
                        Elected:        MH RMP
                Elect 2 Delegates to Audit
                        Elected:        MH MT
                Elect 2 Delegates to Programming
                        Elected:        BS AN = SW AH
                Elect 2 Delegates to Technology
                        Elected:        AN HB = SG MH
                Elect 2 Delegates to Elections
                        Elected:        RMP MyB = SW MH
                Elect 2 Delegates to Archives
                        Elected:        FS BS = SG AH
                Elect 2 Delegates to Affiliates
                        Elected:        WW CH = AH/RE(tied) AN
                Elect 1 Director/Delegate and 3 Delegates
                        to Committee of Inclusion
                        Elected:        MyB  CH WW SW = MH

Adjournment

        Meeting adjourned due to time limit of location @ 4:20PM.

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