Summary of iPNB Meeting of March 2002

The interim Pacifica National Board (iPNB) held its meeting in Los Angeles, CA, March, 8, 9, 10, 2002. The iPNB meeting was held at Virgil Middle School Auditorium, located at 152 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90004, on the northeast corner of Vermont & 1st Avenue, approximately one mile west of downtown Los Angeles. Here's a map of the location.

We are informed that any announcement of this location also requires the following notice: “Use of these school premises has been granted pursuant to the provisions of sections 17400 et seq. of the California Education Code to the Pacifica Foundation from the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. The Board of Education does not sponsor or take responsibility, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the activities, statements, or opinions which may be expressed at this meeting or activity.”

When Pacifica Management releases the minutes for this meeting we will post them or link to them from here.

Dan Coughlin, interim Executive Director of the Paficia Foundation, made a report at this meeting.

Some notable motions brought up at this meeting were as follows:

Motion Disposition
To move the headquarters of the Pacifica foundation back to Berkeley, CA Passed
To remove the Treasurer Failed
To authorize a search for a “treasurer/chief financial officer” who would serve voluntarily and not be a member of the board. (Jabari Zakiya is currently Treasurer, he voted against this motion.) Passed
Proposal for establishment of a board committee to review and draft proposed revisions to the Pacifica Foundation bylaws Passed
To settle the Pacifica Network News (PNN) stringers' strike (even though PNN no longer exists). Passed

The above is by no means a list of all of the motions passed at this meeting. We await the minutes of the meeting for that. Here is more on this meeting from a member of a New York City listeners' group who was there.

Below is the updated and official agenda of this meeting.

Subject: [NewPacifica] Agenda - iPNB meeting
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 17:03:44 -0800
From: "Carol Spooner" <>
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6:30 pm Review and Adoption of Meeting Agenda

6:45 pm Adoption of Minutes from last meeting

7:00 pm Report from Board Chair

7:15 pm Report from the acting Executive Director time for Q&A/discussion

8:00 pm Archives Report

8:15 pm Affiliates Update

8:45 pm Adjourn for the evening


9:00 am Community Comments - general

9:30 am Station Reports:

Steven Starr, interim general manager
David Adelson, LAB chair
community comment

Jim Bennett, interim general manager
Susan DaSilva, LAB chair
community comment

Duane Bradley, general manager
Deb Shafto, LAB chair
community comment

Tony Regusters, interim general manager
Sam Husseini, LAB chair
community comment

Valerie Van Isler, general manager
Miguel Maldonado, LAB chair
community comment

12:30 pm Lunch break

2:00 pm Finances:
Report from Treasurer
fund raising plans
budget review
community comment

3:30 pm Bylaws review and revision/LAB election guidelines - process for moving ahead on both community comment

5:00 pm Report on search for new executive director

5:30 pm Process for search/hiring permanent station managers

6:00 pm Adjourn for the evening

(Evening: trip to KPFK followed by a visit to and with dinner at the Archives.)


9:00 am Update on Democracy Now! negotiations

9:30 am On Air policy
community comment

10:30 am National Office Location
community comment

11:00 am Endorsement policy ? specific requests for endorsements

11:45 am PNN stringers strike resolution

12:15 pm Board Business:
- our meeting schedule
- reports to the listeners
- proposal for a program

1:00 pm Meeting adjournment

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