WBAI LSB Meeting — February 19, 2004

The WBAI Local Station Board (LSB) held its first meeting on February 19, 2004 at the Theater for a New City at 155 1st Ave, in Manhattan. And of course this is not an official Web page of the LSB.

You can listen to the audio of the meeting here.

The following are the members of the WBAI LSB:

LSB Member Terms ends “Class”
Lawrence E. Lucas December 2006 Listener
Michael Warren December 2006 Listener
Steve Brown December 2006 Listener
Paul DeRienzo December 2006 Listener
Paul Surovell (Treasurer) December 2006 Listener
Ray Laforest December 2006 Listener
Carolyn Birden December 2006 Listener
Mariana R. Gaston (Vice Chair) December 2006 Listener
Miguel Maldonado December 2006 Listener
Bob Lederer December 2006 Staff
Tiokinsin Ghosthorse December 2006 Staff
Shawn Rhodes December 2006 Staff
Kathy Goldman December 2004 Listener
Patty Heffley (Secretary) December 2004 Listener
Zara Khan December 2004 Listener
Berthold Riemers (Chair) December 2004 Listener
Alex Steinberg December 2004 Listener
Luanne Pennesi December 2004 Listener
Robert (Bob) Owens December 2004 Listener
Alice Shields December 2004 Listener
Yvonne Liu December 2004 Listener
R. Paul Martin December 2004 Staff
Roger Manning December 2004 Staff
Cerene Roberts December 2004 Staff

I put out a newsletter for the WBAI Staff about this meeting.

Looking at this newsletter some days after it's been distributed to every Staff mailbox at WBAI I'm now wondering if I bent over too far backwards in not naming names about the voting blocks that emerged during this meeting. Maybe I should have simply called them “voting blocks” instead of “groups.” I labeled them W, X, Y and Z so as not to have anyone think I was endorsing any one voting block by labeling it “A.”

The screwup I noted in the newsletter about not allowing nominations without a second during the delegates' meeting phase of the evening has resulted in a complaint by a LSB member. And so there will be another delegates' meeting held before the next LSB meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2004, at 6:30 PM at DC 1707, 75 Varick Street in Manhattan on the 14th floor.

Subject: [NewPacifica] DELEGATES and WBAI LSB Meeting March 4th w/elections.
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 17:02:38 -0500
From: Patty Heffley <patty@inch.com>
Reply-To: NewPacifica@yahoogroups.com
To: wbaielections@yahoogroups.com, newpacifica@yahoogroups.com


Election Information added.

The Special Delegates meeting will be convened by WBAI LSB Chair Berthold Reimers to address a question of parliamentary procedure and an election if necessary. It will flow directly into the regular Local Station Board meeting. Please attend.

Patty Heffley
WBAI LSB Secretary



Thursday March 4, 2004 @ 6:30 PM
75 Varick Street, 14th Floor
(North of Canal Street; trains: 1, A or C to Canal Street)
New York, New York

On Thursday February 19, 2004 three Listener Delegates were elected to represent WBAI to the Pacifica National Board. Those three Listener Delegates are Ray Laforest, Alice Shields, and Miguel Maldonado. However, these elections were challenged by LSB member Paul DeRienzo on procedural grounds claiming that two nominations from the floor for national directors were disqualified because they were not seconded; and that according to Robert's Rules of Order, which Pacifica and WBAI are required to follow, the disqualification of a non-seconded nominee who does not decline the nomination is in error.
If the point is well taken then nominations will be reopened and a new election will be conducted immediately for the three listener-director seats.

I am therefore calling for the elected LSB members to convene a special delegates meeting on the evening of the WBAI LSB meeting to address this question of parliamentary procedure.

Thank You
Berthold Reimers


Thursday March 4, 2004 @ 6:45 PM
75 Varick Street, 14th Floor
(North of Canal Street; trains: 1, A or C to Canal Street)
New York, New York

Wheelchair-accessible. Public comment invited.

Thank You
Berthold Reimers

Here are the approved minutes of this meeting in Microsoft Word format.

Here's a link to the approved minutes of this meeting in a format that your browser can read.

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