Policies and Procedures Adopted by the
KPFK Local Station Board (LSB)
February 29, 2004 - May 27, 2004
This is a digest of LSB adopted policies as excerpted from LSB minutes and is not a complete list of motions passed or business conducted. Full minutes and audio recordings of these meetings are expected to be accessible via the navigation menu on the KPFK website at http://www.kpfk.org.
ADOPTED AT LSB SPECIAL MEETING, FEBRUARY 29, 2004 [resolutions 1-5]
1) Election of officers
Don White was elected Chair, Maria Armoudian was elected Vice Chair, Terry Goodman was elected Secretary Pro-Tem (Continuing), and Jan Goodman was elected Treasurer Pro-Tem (Continuing)
2) Regarding the election of permanent secretary and treasurer
Motion by Radford to table motion by J. Goodman and go to public comment.
[Motion by J. Goodman as amended, That the elections for secretary and treasurer be postponed until at least the next meeting so that we have more time to do more outreach, but that Terry Goodman continue as Secretary Pro-Tem.]
Substitute motion by Adelson to elect a Treasurer Pro Tem
PASSES 17 yes, 0 no
3) Editorial resolution on the situation in Haiti:
MOTION by Prescod, as amended and divided, that the LSB approve resolution protesting U.S. policy relating to Haiti
The LSB is opposed to the kidnapping of the elected President of Haiti, Jean Bertrand Aristide, and the US backed and orchestrated coup. We are further oppposed to yet another racist occupation of Haiti by US forces and their allies. We support the bringing to
justice of those who are committing violence and other atrocities against the Haitian people, including by coup leaders, some of whom are purported drug dealers, convicted assassins, and mass murderers.
Furthermore, we are opposed to the returning by the US government of Haitian refugees who are fleeing violence, including the violence of poverty and who are bound to face more of the same upon their return to Haiti. We are demanding assurances of the safety of President Aristide, his family and supporters. We condemn acts of violence against the people of Haiti, where as in any armed conflict, women and children bear the highest price.
Furthermore, we oppose US financial and other intervention in Venezuela whose aim is to destabilize or topple the democratically elected government of Venezuela, a country where 80% of the people live in poverty, the majority of whom are women of African and Indigenous descent, and who elected Presiden Hugo Chavez to tackle povery and corruption.
Further resolved that:
Haitian refugees should be recognized as seeking asylum according to international law.
PASSES 19 yes, 0 no
Further resolved that:
This statement shall be read on the KPFK air as the position of this LSB after normal management review, and it shall be forwarded to the PNB for consideration.
PASSES 17 yes, 0 no
4) Postponing the formation of committees
Motion by Amir that the agenda item on the formation of committees be postponed.
PASSES by unanimous consent.
5) Scheduling a special meeting
Motion by Hallaren That there shall be a special meeting of the KPFK LSB on Tuesday, March 9th, at 7pm, at a location to be determined, for the purposes of discussing the upcoming PNB meeting and considering proposals related to the interim Program Council.
PASSES 15 yes
ADOPTED AT LSB SPECIAL MEETING, MARCH 9, 2004 [resolutions 6-8]
6) Regarding the formation of a PNB Elections Review Committee
Motion by Gallegos, as amended, That the Pacifica National Board establish an elections review committee to assess the recent Local Station Board elections looking especially towards the participation of candidates, outreach and publicity, voting, and election especially of low-income people of color, women, GLBT, and other oppressed or underrepresented communities. This committee should make recommendations to the Pacifica National Board that should also be reviewed for input by each Local Station Board.
PASSES 15 yes, 2 no
[An amendment from Radford was accepted, divided, and ruled tabled: Also Resolved, That there be no At-large Directors elected at this PNB meeting, that there be a bylaws convention, that we have local subcommittees of national committees, that the management committee of the PNB be a personnel committee, that notice of meetings be sent out timely, and that the race and nationality policies be put in place.]
7) Postponing election of permanent treasurer
Motion by Adelson That we accept the application for Treasurer and table any other discussions until such time as we have all the applications and all the applicants can speak so that we may move on to the issue of the iPC.
PASSES 12 yes, 10 no
8) Scheduling a regular meeting
Motion by T. Goodman, as amended with substitute by Amir, That the next LSB meeting be scheduled for Tuesday, April 13th.
PASSES 11 yes, 6 no
ADOPTED AT LSB SPECIAL MEETING, MARCH 28, 2004 [resolutions 9-11]
9) Regarding the formation of LSB Standing Committees
Motion by Warren, as amended with substitute by T. Goodman that the LSB adopt a plan for the creation of standing committees
Article Seven, Section 3 of the Pacifica Bylaws assigns specific
duties and responsibilities to the Local Station Board,
Efficient governance requires the creation of committees corresponding
to these responsibilities,
a) that five standing committees of the LSB shall be immediately
b) that each such standing committee shall initially include between
two and five LSB members,
c) that if more than five LSB members express a willingness and desire
to serve on a committee then the initial membership of that committee
shall be determined by STV election,
d) that the convener of each committee, for the purpose of calling a
first meeting, shall be the member receiving the most votes,
e) that, in the event that commitee seats are filled without a vote or
in the event of a tie, the LSB presiding officer shall select a
f) that each committee shall select its own chair and decide upon a
regular meeting schedule,
g) that each committee shall meet and develop an initial list of
issues for its consideration and report this progress at the next
regular LSB meeting.
h) that the names of these committees shall be as follows:
1) Finance Committee
2) Management Evaluation and Review Committee
3) Programming Oversight Committee
4) Outreach Committee
5) Structure Committee
i) and that the duties of each committee shall include:
1) to perform such tasks as the LSB may assign and to report
and recommend to the LSB as circumstances require.
PASSES 15 yes, 5 no
10) Regarding the KPFK interim Program Council
Motion from Adelson That the LSB recognize all members elected to the iPC by their respective constituencies to date, That the LSB request that those members of the iPC already elected meet to initiate the work for which they were elected, That the LSB request that the Programming Oversight committee of the LSB meet with the elected members of the iPC to work out any additional details that the LSB needs to consider in order to move the work of the iPC forward, and that the Programming Oversight committee bring forth any necessary motions to the LSB at the LSB's next scheduled meeting.
PASSES 16 yes, 1 no
11) Election of standing committee members
Donna Jo Warren, Dave Adelson, Sonali Kolhatkar, Jim DiEugenio, and Jane Hallaren were elected to the Finance Committee. Alan Minsky, Sherna Gluck, Bill Gallegos, Nile El-Wardani, and Fernando Velazquez were elected to the Programming Oversight Committee. Sonali Kolhatkar, Donna Jo Warren, Alan Minsky, Leslie Radford, and Fernando Velazquez were elected to the Management Evaluation Committee. Madeline Schwab, Ed Pearl, Julie Rodriguez, Leslie Radford, and Marie Deary were elected to the Outreach Committee. Maria Armoudian, Don White, Sherna Gluck, Terry Goodman, and Jan Goodman were elected to the Structure Committee.
ADOPTED AT LSB REGULAR MEETING, APRIL 13, 2004 [resolutions 12-16]
12) Approval of minutes
Motion from Pearl That the LSB meeting minutes of February 29, March 9, and March 28, 2004, shall be approved.
PASSES 12 yes, 2 no
13) Election of Delegates to PNB committees
Grace Aaron and Harrison Weil were elected to the PNB Governance Committee, on which Sonali Kolhatkar is KPFK's Director member. Nile El-Wardani and Terry Goodman were elected to the PNB Governance Committee, on which Dave Adelson is KPFK's Director member. Maria Armoudian and Margaret Prescod were elected to the PNB Programming Committee, on which Donna Jo Warren is KPFK's Director member. Jan Goodman and Terry Goodman were elected to the PNB Audit Committee, on which Sonali Kolhatkar is KPFK's Director member. Don White and Jim DiEugenio were elected to the PNB Executive Director Review Committee, on which Sonali Kolhatkar is KPFK's Director member. Grace Aaron and Bill Gallegos were elected to the PNB Election Review Committee, on which Julie Rodriquez is KPFK's Director member.
14) Election of local COI members
Julie Rodriguez was elected as initial Director member of the local Committee of Inclusion. Sara Amir, Margaret Prescod, and Grace Aaron were elected as initial Delegate members of the local Committee of Inclusion.
15) Scheduling a retreat
Motion from Adelson That the LSB request that the Chair convene a retreat of the Board for purposes of addressing the functioning of the Board at the soonest possible mutually convenient date and time to Members.
16) Scheduling a regular meeting
Motion from J. Goodman That the LSB next meet on Saturday, May 8, 2004, at 1:00 pm, at a location to be determined by the Chair.
PASSES 15 yes, 0 no
ADOPTED AT LSB REGULAR MEETING, MAY 8, 2004 [resolutions 17-21]
17) Postponing consideration of finance committee motion
Motion from El-Wardani to table until a written copy is in the hands of Members.
PASSES 13 yes, 6 no
[Motion from the Finance Committee: RESOLVED, That the Finance Committee requests of station management monthly financial reports retroactive to the beginning of the fiscal year FY04 until the present. We also request of management a policy statement that includes: 1) A report detailing to whom document requests from the Finance Committee are to be made, 2) What documents will be provided on a regular basis to the Finance Committee, 3) What documents will be available on request to the Finance Committee, 4) What documents cannot be reviewed by the Finance Committee and for what reason, 5) How management will be conducting the budgeting process for the station, 6) How management proposes to work with the Finance Committee during the budgeting process, 7) Which station personnel have budgeting authority and discretion, and what are the limits on that, and 8) How do unbudgeted expenses get approved? FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Finance Committee also requests that the General Manager schedule a date for an orientation meeting with us.]
18) Regarding the election of LSB Treasurer
Motion from Radford That each candidate who so chooses be allowed to make a three minute statement of their choice to this committee, and that at the time their statements are finished we ballot and elect our permanent Secretary and Treasurer.
PASSES 14 yes, 5 no
19) Regarding LSB committee memberships
Motion from Prescod was rescinded on 5/27/04, and a replacement adopted.
PASSES 16 yes
20) Completing election of LSB officers
Terry Goodman was elected LSB Secretary. Simone (Sa-Ra) Wyatt was elected LSB Treasurer.
21) Scheduling an adjourned meeting
Motion from J. Goodman to adjourn to a date, time, and place to be determined by the chair.
PASSES 9 yes, 6 no
ADOPTED AT LSB ADJOURNED MEETING, MAY 27, 2004 [resolutions 22-]
22) Regarding recommendations of the Finance Committee
Motion from Radford that all four recommendations of the Finance Committee be approved.
1.) The KPFK LSB requests its directors to consult with directors
from other stations to draw a motion about the following issue: The
KPFK LSB requests an accounting of past loans incurred by the National
Office from KPFK dating from January of 2002 to the present. The KPFK
LSB then requests that this sum be deducted over time according to an
agreed upon formula between the two Boards from the CSA.
2.) The KPFK LSB requests of their PNB Directors to bring the
following recommendations to the next PNB meeting: The KPFK LSB
requests that the Executive Director requests that each of the five
station LSB's and GM's vollaborate on developing a specific plan to
handle both surpluses and shortfalls in annual budgets. The finance
committee requests that the budget approval process be attached to the
approval of this resolution.
3.) The Finance Committee of the KPFK LSB requests the creation of a
Development Committee to merge with the existing Finance Committee so
that the raising of revenues for KPFK can be dealt with in a more
coordinated and comprehensive manner with the committee.
4.) The KPFK LSB asks its directors to discuss the following motion
with directors from other stations and move that it be adopted at the
next PNB meeting: Whereas stations send a sizeable percentage of all
they raise during fund drives to the national office for central
services even when the drives exceed the goals and even though the
national office does not provide additional services when the goals
are exceeded; and whereas this situation undermines staff motivation
to excel; be it resolved that stations shall retain all the funds they
raise in excess of goals in the budget.
PASSES 18 yes, 0 no
23) Regarding the charge of the Programming Oversight Committee
Motion by Amir to refer back to the Programming Oversight Committee its recommendation as to its charge and scope.
PASSES 13 yes, 6 no
[WHEREAS, It is the duty of the LSB "to work with station management to ensure that station programming fulfills the purposes of the Foundation and is responsive to the diverse needs of the listeners (demographic) and communities (geographic) served by the station, and that station policies and procedures for making programming decisions and for program evaluation are working in a fair, collaborative and respectful manner to provide quality programming," THEREFORE, The four voting members of the committee resolve that the charge of the Program Oversight Committee is the following: 1) It is the responsibility of the PrOC to review the policies and procedures developed by the iPC or any subsequent, independent PC to assure that they are in conformity with the Pacifica Mission, diversity goals and FCC regulations, 2) As part of its obligation to assure that the station policies and procedures for making programming decisions and for program evaluation are working in a fair, collaborative and respectful manner, the PrOC should serve as a kind of "ombuds" role to deal with differences and/or grievances between the Program Director and the iPC and to assure an avenue for resolution if and when there is an unresolved conflict between the Program Director and/or the iPC and a current or prospective programmer. 3) The Members further recommend that the Structure Committee and Outreach Committee should work collaboratively to make recommendations to the LSB on the composition of the Community Advisory Board (CAB), whose role is to perform community needs assessment. (This suggestion was forwarded to the Structure Committee. It passed such a resolution.)]
24) Recinding a motion previously adopted
A point of order from T. Goodman claiming a continuing breach was ruled well taken by the chair, and a motion previously adopted (19 in this list) was declared null and void.
25) Regarding LSB committee composition
Motion by Prescod, as amended, That all members of the LSB who are ready to serve should be a voting participant on LSB committees. In order to facilitate this process be it so moved that the the number of voting LSB members to LSB committees be increased from the present number of five to seven voting members. Not all committees need to have the same number of voting LSB members, some committees may have more LSB members than others based on member interest. LSB members can volunteer to serve on committees, but as a voting member must commit to serve on those committees in order for quorum guidelines to be set and to avoid 'floating membership'. Voting on whether or not an LSB member can serve on committees should only take place if necessary, that is if the number of LSB members who want to serve is more than the present proposed number of seven. New voting members should be able to function as full voting members of LSB Committees at the next scheduled round of committee meetings after May 27, 04. If a vote is needed, LSB members can self nominate and an election held at the LSB meeting of May 27, 04, using the STV method. Priority should be given to those LSB members who are not now voting members of any of the LSB committees. As elected members of the LSB, participation on national committees should not be a reason not to be allowed to serve on already established LSB committees. FURTHER RESOLVED that LSB Members who are presently not on any committee at all be allowed to sign up for up to two committees.
PASSES 17 yes, 1 no
26) Scheduling an adjourned meeting
There was general agreement that a meeting should be scheduled for Saturday, June 19 2004, beginning at noon, at a location to be determined by the Chair.
27) Regarding KPFK budget approval
Motion by Warren That the KPFK LSB appoves the budget provisionally.
PASSES 17 yes, 1 no
[It was explained by the Finance Committee that "provisionally" means that the budget is to be revisited in three months.]