KPFK Local Station Board Governance Committee

Draft Meeting Minutes for November 14, 2011

The regular, monthly meeting of the KPFK LSB Governance Committee was held on
Monday, November 14, 2011 at 8:00 PM PST at the Culver City Peace Center, 3916
Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. John Wenger served as Chair. John P.
Garry III served as Acting Secretary.

In attendance: Lydia Brazon (LSB, 8:31), John P. Garry III, Lawrence Reyes
John Wenger (LSB, Chair).

One member was excused: Kim Kaufman.

Authority and Notice: Notice for this meeting was made by the Chair at the LSB
meeting of October 19, 2011. Specific notice was distributed electronically by
the Chair on November 12, 2011 (see Appendix A).

A non-quorumed meeting was called to order by the Chair at 8:00 PM.

LSB Agenda
LSB-Staff Policy
Committee Calendar for

The Secretary distributed "Proposed LSB-Staff Relations Policy" for discussion
and revision.

Quorum was achieved at 8:31 PM.

Brazon reported on the recent election in Nicaragua.

Wenger moved that the shall include a page describing KPFK committees,
and a page with regular meeting dates and committee contact information.

Motion passed without objection.

Proposed LSB-Staff Relations Policy, November 14, 2011 (as amended by the

PURPOSE This policy is intended to facilitate respectful interaction between
members of the KPFK Local Station Board ("LSB"), KPFK PNB Directors, and the
paid and unpaid staff of Radio Station KPFK ("station staff"). This is a
statement of principles and does not contain or imply any enforcement policies
or procedures.

ROLE / RELATIONSHIP LSB members are empowered by the Pacifica Foundation Bylaws
to perform listener oversight of KPFK, contribute to the successful operation
of the station, and to ensure station adherence to the Pacifica Foundation
Mission Statement. LSB members, however, do not have direct management
authority over station staff and may not treat them as their employees.

RESPECT LSB members should treat station staff with the same respect and
courtesy expected of working people everywhere. LSB members should be treated
with the same respect and courtesy expected of elected representatives

VISITS LSB members should, if possible, make an appointment before meeting with
station staff for information or assistance. If making an unannounced visit,
LSB members must wait on the convenience of station staff. LSB members may
request, but may not require, station staff members to come to work early, stay
late, or set aside their assigned duties to assist an LSB member or participate
in LSB committee meetings. Whenever possible station staff shall not
unreasonably refuse such requests.

LANGUAGE When interacting with station staff, LSB members should not question
or denigrate the character, professionalism, integrity or commitment of station
staff. LSB members should not threaten station staff in any way, including but
not limited to threats of being investigated, disciplined, fired, or sued.
Station staff should treat LSB members the same way.

EVALUATIONS Nothing in this statement shall be construed to limit the ability
of LSB members to evaluate the General Manager, Program Director, or other
station staff as provided by the Bylaws or engage in free discussion of these
matters within their respective committees.

PNB DIRECTORS Nothing in this policy shall be construed to limit the ability of
Pacifica National Board Directors to request information in fulfillment of
their fiduciary duties and other responsibilities.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH Nothing in this policy shall be construed to limit the
ability of LSB members and station staff to exercise their free speech rights
consistent with the principles enumerated above.

Approved as amended.

Proposed Agenda for KPFK LSB Meeting of 11-19-2011
Passed by KPFK Governance Committee on 11-14-2011
John Wenger, Chair (all times include discussion)

Call to Order, Roll Call, Excused Absences, Announcements, Minutes (15 min)

Scheduling/Notice of Meetings (5 min)

Chair Report (5 min)

Implementation/Follow-up/Action Items (5 min)

Q &A with General Manager (15 min)

Public Comment (7.5 min)

PNB Director Reports (10 min)

Public Comment (7.5 min)

Program Director Search Committee (5 min)

Governance Committee Report (10 min)

PrOC Report (5 min)

Outreach Committee Report (5 min)

Finance Committee Report (5 min)

Personnel Committee Report (5 min)

Public Comment (15 min)

Executive Session (60 min)

180 min total

The Proposed LSB Agenda was approved without objection.

The meeting adjourned without objection at 9:55 PM.

Submitted by John P. Garry III, Acting Secretary.
(These minutes have not been approved).


Appendix A-Meeting Notice

emailed by John Wenger on Sat, November 12, 2011 12:56:42 AM

The KPFK Governance Committee will meet Monday Evening, at 730-10 PM, November
14, 2011 at the Culver City Peace Center at 3916 Sepulveda, Culver City 90293.
This is just off the Northbound 405 exit for Venice/Washington Blvds.

Committee chairs should send their motions to me for their inclusion into the
agenda for our next mtg.

Terry, please notify the public of this mtg.


John Wenger