LSB minutes - July 30, 2013, emergency meeting

KPFA Local Station Board
Emergency teleconference meeting,
July 30, 2013, 6:30pm

Present: Craig Alderson, Brian Edwards-Tiekert, José Luis Fuentes, David Gans, Donald Goldmacher, Mark Hernandez*, Jack Kurzweil, Joy Moore, Lewis Sawyer, Franklin Sterling, Carole Travis, Barbara Whipperman, Burton White, Margy Wilkinson.
*Arrived after roll call.

Absent: Shahram Aghamir, Mal Burnstein, Matthew Hallinan, Cynthia Johnson, Janet Kobren, Samsarah Morgan, Andrea Prichett, Tracy Rosenberg, Mel Sanders, Dan Siegel, Ramsés Teón-Nichols.

1.         Call to order
Having properly met procedural requirements for emergency meeting, teleconference meeting was called to order by vice chair C. Travis at 6:37pm.

2.         Roll call and excusing of members
Quorum was present. No motion made to excuse absent members.

Vice chair noted that the meeting was not being streamed. Bylaws do not require live streaming but CPB rules do. Board officers made every attempt to secure streaming of meeting, and did arrange streaming with Pacifica technical staff, who subsequently said they were unable to provide it.

3.         Approval of FY2013-14 budget
Treasurer B. Whipperman reported that National Finance Committee had held July 15 as deadline for local station boards to submit budgets and has been exerting great deal of pressure on them to do so. She had hoped to get all information to board members with sufficient time before meetings but was unable to do so. She was disappointed that those objecting to rushed pace of budget approval did not attend any of the three budget workshops that were held. It was the treasurer’s understanding that any budget decisions made by boards after July 15 would not matter as National Finance Committee would have taken control of them. Recent board email correspondence indicates that extension may be possible and that board may still be able to consider budget on August 10 and lodge its official approval with national board. She will ask for extension to allow vote on August 10.

Without presence of those board members who had voiced concerns and criticism of budget, board concluded that it would not be productive to continue meeting.

Adjourned 7:17 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Craig Alderson
LSB Secretary

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