Approved April 25, 2013

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Special Open Telephone Meeting
(Continuation Meeting from March 28, 2013)
April 11, 2013
At Various Locations
8:30 pm (ET), 7:30 pm (CT) and 5:30 pm (PT)


I. Call to Order/ Opening Business. Board Chair Summer Reese called meeting
to order at 8:43 pm.
Board Vice Chair Heather Gray designated to be the Time Keeper.

A. Roll Call/ Establish Quorum. Board Secretary Richard Uzzell called
the roll/ Quorum achieved. The Chair asked that since Siegel was still
out of the country, was there any objection to granting him an excused
absence. HNO absence excused.

Box Legend Attendance: X Present; Ab Absent; Exc Excused Absence;
AL Present-Arrived Late.
KPFA - Berkeley., CA. KPFK - L.A., CA.: KPFT -
Houston, TX.: WBAI - N.Y., N.Y.:
X Brian Edwards-Tiekert X Lydia Brazon X
Teresa Allen X Carolyn Birden
X Tracy Rosenberg X John Cromshow X
Jessica Apolinar X Janet Coleman
Exc Dan Siegel X Brenda Medina Ab
Nancy Hentschel X Cerene Roberts
X Margy Wilkinson X Summer Reese X Richard
Uzzell X Manijeh Saba

WPFW - Wash. D.C.: AFFILIATES: Staff & Counsel:
X Benito Diaz X Heather Gray
X Luzette King X Janis Lane-Ewart
X Tony Norman
AL Katea Stitt

B. Continuation Meeting from March 28, 2013; therefore no Agenda or
Minutes Approval required.

II. Motions from Committees & Task Force.

A. Financial Reform Audit Taskforce (FRAT).

1. Unbudgeted Obligation - Management. Move that any employee in
a managerial position, who
becomes aware of an unapproved unbudgeted obligation in excess of
$5000, who does not notify the
National Office in writing within a reasonable amount of time
shall be subject to disciplinary action.
Discussion followed.

Edwards-Tiekert moved to Amend to add at the end of the original motion,
the following:

If the Executive Director becomes aware of any unbudgeted obligation in
excess of $5000, at the Pacifica National Office, s/he shall notify the
Pacifica National Board in writing within five (5) working days. Failure
to do so shall be grounds for disciplinary action. Discussion followed.
Time expired.

Edwards-Tiekert moved to extend time for five minutes. Motion to extend
time Approved, 12-3-2.

Roberts moved to Amend the above amendment to add after the first
"Pacifica National Office;" "OR ANY UNIT," and she asked that it be in all
caps and bold. Discussion followed.
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II. Motions from Committees & Task Force.

A. Financial Reform Audit Taskforce (FRAT). (Continued)

Motion to add "OR ANY UNIT" Failed, 5-10-4. Motion to add sentence at
the end of the original motion Failed, 7-7-5. Main Motion re: Unbudgeted
Obligation - Management, Approved 10-4-4.

2. Revised Staff Handbook. The PNB shall adopt the Revised Staff
Handbooks to replace the 1996 Staff Handbook and provide a Volunteer
Handbook. The Handbooks shall replace all previous versions and are to
be distributed to all staff and volunteers.

Edwards-Tiekert moved to Amend to Substitute saying that, "The PNB shall
circulate the manuals to Pacifica's paid and unpaid staff for a 30-day
comment period, then refer the manuals and comments to the Personnel
committee for further revision." Discussion followed. The Substitute Motion
Approved 15-3. HNO the Substitute as Main Motion Approved. John Cromshow
agreed to distribute the Hand Books to the GMs and the LSB Chairs for

B. Technology Task Force.

1. Technology Documentation Policy. Move that the Pacifica National
Board direct the Executive Director to add the following requirements to the
job description of the General Manager and/or Operations manager of all
business units (the stations, Pacifica Radio Archives, National Office):

The General/Operations Manager shall maintain accurate documentation of
all technological implementations and equipment under his/her charge. The
first full report will be implemented provisionally by the end of 2012.

The General/Operations Manager is expected to assign staff as needed to
complete these surveys but the General/Operations Manager remains
responsible for the accuracy and make themselves available and find other
volunteers to help with the task. The details of required documentation will
be provided by the National Office with recommendations from the Technology
Task Force and may from time to time be updated as technology and operations
change. This documentation will be updated on a timely basis as needed
and the updates will be reported to the National Office Secretary and the Chief

Uzzell moved to send this motion back to the Task Force for more
clarification and detail. HNO Motion Approved.

C. Development Task Force.

1. Goal Busters. Move that the National Pacifica Foundation will
authorize Goal Busters to implement Phase 1 of its "Proposal for
Development Services". Goal Busters will begin Phase 1 in the Fall of

2. Have Development and Strategic Planning Discussion at PNB Meetings.
Move that strategic
planning, development and publicity discussion be conducted at In-Person
PNB Meetings.

Task Force Chair Heather Gray moved to send both motions back to the Task
Force for more clarification and detail. HNO Motion Approved.
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IV. Adjournment. Edwards-Tiekert moved to adjourn. HNO the Open Session
Adjourned at 10:25 pm (ET).

Minutes taken and scribed by Richard Uzzell, Board Secretary.

Minutes Approval:

Date Approved: April 25, 2013

Witness of Approval: Summer Reese, Pacifica Foundation, Chair