KPFK Local Station Board Governance Committee
Draft Meeting Minutes of Monday, March 16, 2015
The regular, monthly meeting of the KPFK LSB Governance Committee was held on
Monday, March 16, 2015, 7:41 PM at the Aris and Carolyn Anagnos Peace
Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. John Wenger served as
Chair. John P. Garry III served as Acting Secretary.
Seven members were present (no quorum requirement having been established):
Lydia Brazon, Bella De Soto, Israel Feuer, John P. Garry III, Michael Novick,
Lawrence Reyes, John Wenger.
Authority and Notice: The time and location of this meeting was established
based on past practice of the Governance Committee and was noticed at the
February 18, 2015 LSB Meeting. The meeting date was posted on KPFTX.org and
KPFK.org on February 18, 2015. Automatic e-mail reminders from firstname.lastname@example.org
were sent to Board members on March 9, March 14 and the day of the meeting.
The meeting was called to order by the Chair at 7:41 PM.
Elections Report (De Soto)
Condon E-Mails (De Soto)
NOVICK MOTION (7:46)
Novick moved: Moved that the Local Station Board create a Fundraising Committee
to develop a training program, strategy and implementation plan with annual
goals for fundraising by the Local Station Board and its members.
Novick motivated. Discussion followed. Motion passed without objection.
GARRY MOTION (7:52)
KPFK On-Air Hate-Speech Prevention Policy Development Motion
The KPFK LSB requests that station management report to the Board on or before
the April 2015 LSB meeting on the station's on-air hate-speech prevention
policy. This report may be delivered orally or in writing.
If the LSB determines that the station lacks an effective, on-air hate-speech
prevention policy, the LSB shall draft such a policy. The Governance Committee
or a new On-Air Hate-Speech Prevention Policy Task Force shall draft the
The assigned committee shall deliver drafts of the policy for review and
discussion at the May and June LSB meetings. The final draft shall be voted on
at the July LSB meeting. The approved policy shall be delivered to station
management immediately thereafter.
Garry motivated. Discussion followed. It was reported that there exists a KPFK
"Programmers Policy Manual" and a PNB "Whistle-Blower" policy.
Bella moved to postpone until the station manual is read.
Motion to postpone failed by a show of hands: Yes-1, No-3, Abstain-3.
Main motion passed by show of hands: Yes--6, No--1, Abstain-0.
Reyes moved to censure Chris Condon for his racially offensive e-mails.
Withdrawn without objection by the maker after discussion.
ELECTIONS REPORT (8:19)
Novick (PNB Elections Committee) reported. No action taken.
LSB AGENDA (8:31)
The Proposed Agenda for March 22, 2015 LSB Meeting was amended and approved
Meeting adjourned without objection at 8:39 PM.
Respectfully submitted by John P. Garry III, Acting Secretary
(these minutes have not been approved)