KPFK Local Station Board Governance Committee
Draft Meeting Minutes of Monday, August 19, 2013
The regular, monthly meeting of the KPFK LSB Governance Committee was held on
Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7:41 PM at Peace Center West, 3916 Sepulveda
Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230, John Wenger served as Chair. John P. Garry III
served as Acting Secretary.
Four members were present, constituting a quorum: Lydia Brazon, Israel Feuer,
John P. Garry III, John Wenger.
Three members were excused: Tej Grewall (LSB Chair), Brenda Medina, Lawrence
Authority and Notice: The time and location of this meeting was authorized by
the Governance Committee at its meeting of March 11, 2013. The meeting date was
posted on KPFTX on March 12, 2013. Additional information was posted on August
8, 2013 (see Appendix A).
The meeting was called to order by the Chair at 7:41 PM PDT.
Excused Absence Requests
Governance Committee meetings / conflict with Finance (Chair, Feuer)
Programming Council (Chair)
PNB reports as a priority (Feuer)
Fred Klunder attendance (Secretary)
Compose LSB Agenda
EXCUSED ABSENCE REQUESTS (7:45)
The excused absence requests of Grewall, Medina and Reyes were accepted without
objection. The Acting Secretary agreed to include the Chair in the monthly
email request for Committee Reports / Motion distributed to the Board.
GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS / CONFLICT WITH FINANCE (8:06)
Discussion only. There was consensus to continue with Monday-prior-to-LSB
meeting schedule, as posted on KPFTX.org. The KPFTX Calendar was referred to
for scheduling conflicts. The December Governance Committee meeting will be in
PCW, Room 203.
Wenger moved: Consistent with long-standing PNB policy, the KPFK LSB shall not
schedule committee meetings on the same calendar day, unless one is in the
afternoon and the other is in the evening. Passed without objection.
PROGRAMMING COUNCIL (8:41)
The PNB Program Councils Motion was reviewed and discussed.
Program Council Motion (from Novick)
Whereas the Pacifica National Board has mandated that each of the stations
create a Program Council to evaluate continuing and new programs in
consultation with and advisory to the Program Director, resolved that the LSB
carry out that mandate by participating in the establishment of a 12-member
KPFK Program Council, composed per PNB mandate of 1/3 staff elected by staff,
1/3 LSB members elected by the LSB and 1/3 listeners selected by agreement of
the PD (in our case, iPD) and the LSB; further resolved that the LSB elect 4 of
its members to begin to populate the Program Council as mandated, and to
initiate a process of discussion with the (i)PD about how to select listener-
members in a manner mutually-agreeable to the LSB and (i)PD.
Novick's motion was reviewed and discussed. There was consensus to place
Novick's motion in New Business.
There was a discussion of elections.
Fred Klunder attendance (Secretary) (9:26)
COMPOSE LSB AGENDA (9:28)
The LSB Agenda was revised and approved by the Committee.
Meeting adjourned without objection at 10:00 PM.
Respectfully submitted by John P. Garry III, Finance Committee Acting Secretary
(these minutes have not been approved)
APPENDIX A-Meeting Notice
Emailed by Terry Goodman on August 8, 2013:
The KPFK LSB Governance Committee will meet at Peace Center West, 3916
Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230 on Monday August 19, 2013,
7:30-10:30 PM, in the ground floor meeting room (Rms 101-102, intercom
code 22). The Committee will draft a Proposed Agenda for the upcoming
LSB meeting, discuss station governance issues, and draft motions to
be moved at the LSB meeting. The meeting is open to the public and all
are welcome. There is free parking behind the building. John Wenger is
the Chair. John P. Garry III is Acting Secretary.
Moved that the LSB constitute a Program Director Search Committee composed of 9
members of the LSB elected by STV ballot, to carry out a search for a Program
Director under the guidelines and timeline established by the PNB, and that the
members be elected forthwith. The search committee will advertise for, screen
and interview candidates and make its materials and recommendations available
to the entire LSB, which retains the responsibility to forward a list of 3-5
qualified candidates to the GM for consideration in appointing a PD. All
proceedings of the search committee and the LSB in this regard that relate to
specific applicants for the position will be carried out in confidentiality as
personnel matters, but the establishment of evaluative criteria, the methods of
publicizing the position and other similar matters can and shall be carried out
in public sessions. Specific interview questions shall be confidential and
subject to approval of Pacifica's Human Resources.