WBAI LSB Meeting — December 10, 2014

The one hundred forty sixth WBAI Local Station Board (LSB) meeting was held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at The Theater for the New City, on the 1st floor in the “Johnson Theater,” at 155 1st Ave. between East 9th and East 10th Sts. in lower Manhattan. This is not an official Web page of the LSB.

The meeting started 34 minutes late.

I put out a written Treasurer's Report for all to read.

At this meeting we held the elections for the officers of the WBAI LSB for 2015.

We had two good tellers handing out, collecting and counting the ballots, as opposed to the two from a year ago.

Here are the LSB Officers elected for 2015

The person elected Chair is a faction operative, no one opposed him for the seat. I won't go into why people did that, but I don't think it was a good idea.

For the elections that night we had disputes over which ballots to use. I'd brought some, I've been bringing ballots since there was a serious dispute over the ballots at a meeting in December 2010. After that meeting I was of the opinion that tearing pieces off a sheet of paper and handing them out as ballots was not a good idea anymore. The Chair had brought some ballots which in my opinion were not much better at all than the ones that used to get torn off some convenient sheet of paper. Mostly, at this meeting, the faction got to use their ballots for these elections. The Chair had agreed to alternate between using his and mine, but then he conveniently forgot about that later on.

After that we had another election for the Management Evaluation Committee. That election was for five seats; seven people were nominated for that committee. We had to have a STV election for that one, and it didn't all get done so easily. So we voted to let a working group deal with figuring out the final nominee to get elected to that committee, which was the only question left.

It would have been nice if we'd had copies of the ballots to look at and do the complicated STV calculations from, but when I went to photograph the ballots the Chair said they were secret and couldn't be copied. Another faction operative went on about how someone might be able to tell how he voted from his handwriting on the ballot. As if anyone didn't know how a faction operative would vote. The Secretary relented under this brow beating and sequestered the ballots. This left an audio recording that a faction operative had made of one of the tellers reading the ballots aloud as the only record the working group had from which to calculate the members elected to that committee. And the faction operative didn't share his recording with the rest of us, at least not those of us who weren't faction operatives on the working group. And they want us to trust them.

After this we had some public comment, talked about a Program Director Search Committee and then adjourned on time.

Here's the page showing the attendance at the LSB meetings.

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