Approved August 22, 2013
PACIFICA FOUNDATION BOARD
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Special Open Telephone Meeting
June 27, 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 8:47 pm (ET). 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. Excused absences Stitt, Gray, Lane-Ewart, and
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 AL
Jessica Apolinar X Janet Coleman
X Dan Siegel AL Brenda Medina X Nancy
Hentschel X Cerene Roberts
X Margy Wilkinson X Summer Reese X Richard
Uzzell Exc Manijeh Saba
WPFW - Wash. D.C.: AFFILIATES: Staff & Counsel:
X Benito Diaz Exc Heather Gray X Raul Salvador,
X Luzette King Exc Janis Lane-Ewart
X Tony Norman
Exc Katea Stitt
B. Agenda Approval. Diaz moved the approval of the Agenda. Roberts
moved to add, at the top of Committee Reports, a motion to extend the deadline
for a Report from the WBAI LSB & Staff. HNO, motion added. Brazon moved
that a motion (to have the Election move forward), that came from the
Governance Committee but that was not previously sent to the Agenda; be added
after Elections Committee. Uzzell moved to amend that the motion be added at
the end of Committee Reports. Motion to amend, Approved 8-7. HNO, motion to
add Governance Committee motion, as amended; Approved. Birden moved that the
Report from the WBAI LSB & Staff be moved to the Closed Session. Motion to
move Motion to Closed Session, Approved, 8-7-2. Allen moved that the Agenda,
as amended, be Approved. HNO, Motion, as amended, Approved.
C. Minutes Approval. Allen moved the Approval of the Open Minutes for
May 23, 2013. May 23, 2013 Open Minutes Approved, 8-0-7. Birden moved
the Approval of the Open Minutes for June 13, 2013. June 13, 2013
II. IED Report. Pacifica Foundation IED Summer Reese presented the 3rd
Quarter Report. She stated that the five page report also included
confidential information and asked that the Board not make it publicly
available. The following items were mentioned:
. She reported that she was responding to letter from CPB Ombudsman
about CPB Audit. Part of the response has been a motion passed by
the PNB to address Meeting Notice issues. She is looking into other
. Reported that she, Affiliate Director and Pacifica FCC Counsel had
attended recent San Francisco Conference of the National Federal
Community Broadcasters (NFCB).
Approve August 22, 2013
PACIFICA FOUNDATION BOARD
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MINUTES, Special Open Telephone Meeting, June 27, 2013
II. IED Report. (Continued)
. Reported that the Pacifica Tech Team had been a huge help and
support in effecting changes at WPFW and WBAI.
. Business Manager at WPFW will be leaving.
. Collective Bargaining is underway at WBAI.
King asked about a need for information for the WPFW from the IED; with
1. LSB request for evaluation process information. Response: IED is
still working on issue.
2. Response to Management personnel issues. Response: This needs to be
in Ex. Sess.(personnel).
3. Additional personnel issues. Response: This is also an Ex. Sess.
Brazon asked for an up-date of the status of the '13 Delegates Election.
IED reported that she was talking with the CFO about the financial ability
of Pacifica to have '13 elections. She asked that the Board support a
postponement of this election (not a cancellation) and to investigate less
expensive ways of holding these elections.
III. CFO Report. Pacifica Foundation CFO Raul Salvador gave the report;
reporting the following:
. Audit estimated needing an additional two weeks.
. Evaluating with Auditor if they will continue to list us as a "going
. National Office may be assuming some of the accounting operation at
WPFW because of recent Business Manager resignation.
. Working to upgrade National Office's procedures.
. Modifying some accounting procedure with a view toward CPB needs.
Discussion and questions followed.
Time expired. Diaz moved to extend for 10 minutes. HNO, motion to
extend time Approved.
Discussion and questions continued.
Time expired. Uzzell moved to Adjourn. Roberts moved to substitute to
extend for 25 minutes. Motion to extend Failed, 6-9-1.
IV. Next Meeting Date. Uzzell noticed Continuation Meeting July 11,
2013.with this Approved Agenda.
V. Adjourn to Executive Session. Uzzell repeated moving to adjourn .
HNO, Chair adjourned to Ex. Session at 10:37 pm (ET).
Minutes taken and scribed by Richard Uzzell, Board Secretary.
Date Approved: August 22, 2013
Witness of Approval: Summer Reese, Pacifica Foundation Radio Board,