KPFK Local Station Board Governance Committee
Draft Meeting Minutes of Monday, February 11, 2013
The regular, monthly meeting of the KPFK LSB Governance Committee was held on
Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8:17 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.
Five members were present, constituting a quorum: Israel Feuer, John P. Garry
III (arrived 8:05), Brenda Medina, Lawrence Reyes, John Wenger.
Two members were excused: Lydia Brazon, Michael Novick.
One member was absent: Kim Kaufman.
Also present: Tej Grewall (LSB Chair)
Authority and Notice: The date for this meeting was established by a motion
passed by the Governance Committee on February 13, 2012. The date was confirmed
via email communication prior to the meeting.
The meeting was called to order by the Chair at 8:17 PM.
There was a discussion, initiated by Wenger, on increasing LSB powers.
Election Report Motion (Reyes)
Election Report Motion (8:29)
Reyes moved (amended by Medina): The KPFK LSB requests the KPFK General
Manager, the KPFK LES, and NES, NEC, provide written reports on the 2012 KPFK
LSB election, said report to be forwarded to current LSB members and 2012
candidates. The report shall also be posted on KPFK.org. Passed without
Medina moved to amend: The National Elections Committee shall be asked to
submit a written report on the 2012 Pacifica Elections. Passed without
Wenger moved to amend: The LSB requests that the votes of the 2012 election be
made available to the KPFK community. Withdrawn without objection after
Reyes moved to table. Motion tabled WO.
Novick Motion (9:07)
The LSB shall constitute and populate a new Program Director Search Committee
(PDSC) in compliance with the PD Search process outlined by the Pacifica
National Board, and launch a renewed search for a permanent KPFK Program
Director; further resolved that in accordance with past practice and current
policy, the PDSC shall conduct non-personnel, non-confidential parts of its
process (such as the criteria to be used in evaluating candidates or about
where and how to advertise the opening) with transparency and public input,
consistent with the Program Director job description.
Passed without objection.
Novick moved (in absentia): 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.
WPFW Motion (9:53)
Medina discussed a motion she intended to bring to the floor regarding the WPFW
PNB Directors nomination deadline. Discussion followed.
Meeting adjourned at 9:45 PM.
Respectfully submitted by John P. Garry III, Finance Committee Acting Secretary
(these minutes have not been approved)