#1. The LSB instructs the treasurer, members of the local finance committee, and others appointed by the chair to review the current KPFA budget and to propose revisions to it for approval by the LSB at the February meeting.
One of the goals of the effort shall be the restoration of the Morning Show in its original form, with hosts Brian Edwards-Tiekert and Aimee Allison
It is the sense of the KPFA LSB that decisions about programming at KPFA should be made by local management.
The KPFA Local Station Board requests the Pacifica Executive Director (bearing in mind the bylaws requirements for a fair and collaborative process) to explain to the KPFA Local Station Board the policy and goals of the programming changes she has implemented at KPFA, coupled with an analysis of how such changes have (or have not) worked to promote the participation and support for KPFA on the part of the listeners and subscribers.
1) It is the policy of the KPFA Local Station board to engage in a mid-year budget review to track the fiscal year. This review will encompass mid-year revenue projections and mid-year expense projections and will be carried out every year on April 15th or as soon as possible thereafter.
2) It is the policy of the KPFA LSB to send a list of budget priorities to its Finance Committee (or if there is no local Finance Committee to the National Finance Committee) by no later than April 30 each year to guide the budget development process. Budget priorities may be offered by members of the LSB and should be endorsed by at least 8 sitting members prior to submission.
The LSB recommends that the general manager of KPFA oversee the revision and updating of KPFA's existing personnel handbook within 6 months of the passage of this motion. The update will specify portions of the handbook that apply to CWA members, non-CWA paid employees, both permanent and temporary, and members of the unpaid staff organization. On completion, the handbook is to be distributed to all members of the paid and unpaid staff at KPFA with a signature form to be returned within 30 days stating they have read and understood the contents.
1. Censure of Tracy Rosenberg
The KPFA LSB hereby censures KPFA LSB member Tracy Rosenberg for the improper receipt of an email list of KPFA subscribers and the subsequent delivery of that list to an outside organization controlled by her, and thereafter using that list to send emails to KPFA subscribers falsely purporting to be coming from KPFA; and, further, for the use of that list for the improper and unauthorized purpose of promoting a program that the station management had not decided to promote.
2. Media Alliance to destroy copies of email list
The KPFA Local Station Board requests that the Media Alliance board look into, and make sure, all copies of KPFA's membership list are destroyed and that they advise all staff, volunteers, and board members that using KPFA's membership and sending out email to that list for any purpose will not be tolerated. We also request that Media Alliance's board notify the KPFA board when that has been accomplished and thank Media Alliance in advance for their cooperation.
3. Morning Mix staff to destroy copies of email list
The KPFA LSB requests that Pacifica and KPFA management question all members of the Morning Mix staff to determine who has the KPFA membership email list and attempt to obtain assurance that all copies will be destroyed, and to report back to the LSB at its next meeting.
The purpose of the LSB show is to report out the actions the LSB has taken, to discuss the decisions facing it, and to gather feedback from listeners to inform those decisions.
It is the policy of the LSB that the LSB officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer) are responsible for making sure that the LSB show is regularly broadcast on KPFA.
Each show shall include different sides in controversial issues. Policy disagreements and spirited arguments are welcome, but personal attacks on individuals or their motives, including on people not present, are expressly prohibited.
The summer KPFA fund drive fell short of its goals;
The October fund drive is crucial to the survival of the station;
The previously cancelled Morning Show was a recognized major fundraiser for the station;
The LSB recommends to the IGM that the Morning Show be reinstated for the October fund drive for the purpose of increasing revenues to the station.
The purpose of the KPFA Program Council shall be to evaluate existing programs at KPFA, consider proposals for new programs, and provide feedback on KPFA’s overall programming direction. The goal is to create a venue for programming discussions that is broadly representative of the people working within KPFA, but small enough to have harmonious, efficient meetings free of the kind of partisan rancor typical of the LSB.
The power of the Program Council shall be advisory only – final authority over what happens on KPFA’s airwaves rests with KPFA’s General Manager, who may delegate some or all of that authority to a Program Director. It is KPFA’s managers whom the KPFA Local Station Board ultimately holds accountable for what’s on KPFA’s airwaves.
The Program Council shall consist of 7 members, as follows:
- KPFA’s Program Director or, if there is no Program Director, KPFA’s General Manager
- The Music Director
- A News Director
- KPFA’s Subscriptions Director (or KPFA’s Development Director, if there is one, and if that position is involved in planning fund-drive programming)
- Two members of KPFA’s unpaid staff, elected by the unpaid staff at large by Single Transferrable Vote (STV). Unpaid staff representatives shall serve one-year terms, and shall vacate their office at the end of their term, whether a replacement has been elected or not.
- One member appointed by KPFA’s elected Local Station Board (LSB)