Minutes of the KPFK Delegates Meeting of January 8, 2011

A KPFK Delegates Meeting was held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:11 PM, at
the Faculty/Staff Center of Los Angeles City College, 855 North Vermont Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90029-3516. Dutch Merrick served as Chair. John P. Garry III
served as Secretary.
Pacifica National Board Directors were elected.

The Pacifica National Board subsequently ordered the staff election to be
redone. On February 7, 2011 California Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch
issued a restraining order "precluding the holding of a new election for the
KPFK staff director until such time as the court rules on the merit's of the
petitioner's petition." Rodrigo Argueta was the petitioner.

Twenty-three members were present, constituting a quorum: Ken Aaron, Chuck
Anderson, Rodrigo Argueta, Fred Blair, Lydia Brazon, Omar Burdet, John Cromshow
(arrived 2:15), Aryana Gladney, Leonard Isenberg, Kim Kaufman, Fred Klunder,
Jim Lafferty, Ali Lexa, Brenda Medina, Sequoia Olivia Mercier, Dutch Merrick,
Michael Novick, John Parker, Summer Reese, Martina Steiner, John Wenger, Lamont

Also present: Terry Goodman (Parliamentary Adviser, Audio Recordist, Election
Teller), Jennifer Kiser (KPFK Acting Assistant General Manager), Steve
Goldsmith (Parliamentary Advisor).

One member was absent due to suspension: Ian Johnston.

Authority and Notice: This meeting was authorized by the LSB by a motion
approved at its meeting of December 1, 2010. Specific notice for this meeting
was posted on the KPFK.org and other websites beginning on Saturday, January 1,
2011 (see Appendix A).

Audio Recording: The audio of the meeting is available for a limited time at
the following sites:


The Delegates Meeting was preceded by an Orientation and Training Session at
the same location.

The meeting was called to order by the Chair at 2:11 PM.

Novick moved to include 15 minutes of public comment before the PNB elections.
Passed unanimously by voice vote.

The proposed agenda for the subsequent LSB meeting was amended and approved
unanimously by voice vote.


The Chair discussed LSB decorum, followed by discussion. Lafferty suggested
that during discussion no one be allowed to speak twice on an issue until
everyone who wants to speak on the issue has spoken once. So ordered, without


Minutes of the December 1, 2010 LSB meeting were distributed via email prior to
the meeting. Lafferty moved approval of the minutes. Passed by unanimous
consent (re-approved at subsequent LSB meeting).


Ken Aaron (listener)
Lydia Brazon (listener)
Kim Kaufman (listener)
Fred Klunder (listener)
John Parker (listener, withdrew candidacy)
Summer Reese (listener)
Lamont Yeakey (listener, withdrew candidacy)
Rodrigo Argueta (staff)
Ali Lexa (staff)

Two-minute candidate statements were made by Aaron, Brazon, Kaufman, Klunder,
Reese, Argueta, and Lexa, followed by questions from the board.

Summer moved for 15 minutes of board questions to candidates. Passed by
unanimous consent. Summer moved to limit candidate answers to 30 seconds. So
ordered, without objection. Wenger moved to extend discussion for five minutes.
Passed by hand vote: Yes-12, No-9. Public comment was heard for 14 minutes.

Cromshow challenged the decision of Chair to adjust the Agenda and add to a
motion (the Chair required Reese to identify which Agenda items should be
removed to in order to extend board discussion prior to the PNB elections). A
hand vote was Yes-8, No-7 in favor of the challenge. The challenge to the
decision of the Chair was sustained.

Isenberg moved (as amended by Reese) for 15 minutes for board members to
respond to listener comments. Motion failed by hand vote: Yes-12, No-9 (2/3

Ballots were distributed to the LSB and voting began at 3:43. Cast ballots were

Aaron moved to adjourn. The meeting was adjourned by the Chair at 3:49.

A KPFK LSB Meeting was held in the interim in the same location while ballots
were counted.

The Delegates Meeting was reconvened by the Chair at 4:05.

The Chair announced the results of the PNB Delegates election (see Appendix B
for Delegates Election forms and Appendix C for Teller's Report):

Rodrigo Argueta (staff)
Ken Aaron (listener)
Lydia Brazon (listener)
Summer Reese (listener)

Lafferty moved to adjourn. Delegates Meeting was adjourned by the Chair at

The KPFK LSB Meeting reconvened at 4:07 at the same location.

Respectfully submitted by John P. Garry III (KPFK LSB Secretary)
(these minutes were approved on January 14, 2012)

APPENDIX A-Meeting Notice

KPFK Delegates and Local Station Board, 1/08/2010, 2:00 pm

The KPFK Local Delegates will be meeting from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on
Saturday, January 8th, 2010 at the Faculty/Staff Center of Los Angeles
City College, 855 North Vermont Av, Los Angeles, CA 90029-3516. This
annual meeting of Delegates will elect KPFK's Directors to serve on
the Pacifica National Board in 2011. The meeting is open to the
public, the venue is handicap-accessible, and plenty of street parking
is available.

In additional to the meeting of Delegates, the Local Station Board may
convene to conduct its public business. The meetings will follow a
board training and orientation scheduled for earlier in the day.

There is handicapped access to the LACC Faculty/Staff Center by
Tully's Coffee Shop and Clausen Hall. Use MONROE STREET to find the
Faculty Center. Parking on the top level of the faculty parking area
off of Heliotrope will be available for a charge of $6.00 per vehicle.
Bike riders might want to consider taking the metro to Sunset and
Vermont. There are also convenient bus stops along Vermont Avenue.
Free street parking may be found in the area across LACC and Vermont

APPENDIX B--Delegates Election forms (on file with the Secretary)

APPENDIX C-Teller's Report (from email sent by Goodman, January 14, 2011 4:44

Teller's Report, Date: 1/08/2011
Location: Los Angeles Community College, Faculty/Staff Center
Election: KPFK Listener-Sponsor Representative Directors
Seats to be filled: 3
Number of valid ballots: 23
Threshold = 6

Candidate: Round 1, Round 2, etc

Ken Aaron: 6 ELECTED
Lydia Brazon: 6 ELECTED
Summer Reese: 6 ELECTED
Fred Klunder: 4 DEFEATED (All seats filled)
Kim Kaufman: 0 DEFEATED (All seats filled)
John Wenger: 0 DEFEATED (All seats filled)
Lamont Yeakey: 0 DEFEATED (All seats filled)

CHECKSUM: 23, 23

Election operators: Terry Goodman, Fred Blair
Observers: Roger Zimmerman, Jason Lord

Teller's Report
Date: 1/08/2011
Location: Los Angeles Community College, Faculty/Staff Center
Election: KPFK Staff Representative Directors
Seats to be filled: 1
Number of valid ballots: 23
2 Ballots were blank
Threshold = 12

Candidate: Round 1, Round 2, etc

Rodrigo Argueta: 10, 11 ELECTED (Only remaining candidate)
Ali Lexa: 10, 10 ELIMINATED (Fewest votes)
Jim Lafferty: 1 ELIMINATED (Fewest votes)
Exhausted: 2

CHECKSUM: 23, 23

Election operators: Terry Goodman, Fred Blair
Observers: Roger Zimmerman, Jason Lord