Friday, January 27, 2017

Participant's assessment of last night's meeting...


From: William Campisi
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:02 PM
Subject: 1/26/17 PNB Directors Meeting

Folks:  Unfortunately, there is nothing to report about the meeting except that it was one of the most awful meetings of my life.  NOTHING WAS DONE.  NO NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICERS WAS DONE!  NO INTERIM CHAIR, OR INTERIM SECRETARY WAS APPOINTED.  THAT WAS THE PLAN THAT WAS DEVELOPED BY BRAZON, CASENAVE AND KOBREN.  THEY HAD THE WHOLE THING SET UP.  KATHRYN DAVIS BROUGHT UP A "POINT OF ORDER" TO CHALLENGE THE AFFILIATE ELECTIONS THAT WERE HELD IN DECEMBER 2016.  THE GRACE AARON FACTION FROM KPFK WANTED TO UNDO THOSE ELECTIONS BECAUSE IT MEANT THAT THEY COULD GET ANOTHER DIRECTOR.  BUT IT WAS PERFECT TRAP!

THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT AARONS SHOULD HAVE DONE BY MOTION.  INSTEAD CASENAVE RULED THAT THE POINT OF ORDER WAS IMPROPER.  THAT WAS DEBATED FOR 60 TO 90 MINUTES.  IT WAS NEVER RULED ON.  THEN WERE MOTIONS TO CALL THE QUESTION WHICH FAILED.  THERE WERE MOTIONS TO ADJOURN AND MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION WHICH FAILED.  THERE WERE MOTIONS TO LAY THE QUESTION THE TABLE, BUT CASENAVE RULED THAT SINCE THERE WAS NO MOTION, THERE COULD BE NO MOTION TO LAY ON THE TABLE.  AT 12 MIDNIGHT CASANAVE DECLARED THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED. 

SO NO NAMES WERE PUT INTO NOMINATION FOR ANYTHING, WHICH MEANS LYDIA CONTINUES TO ACT AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.  

BRAZON, CASENAVE, AND KOBREN CAME TO KPFA 2 DAYS AGO AND DEMANDED THAT QUINCY, OUR GM, SIGN BANK CARDS WHICH HE DID BECAUSE HE HAD TO AND THEN BRAZON, CASENAVE & KOBREN WENT DOWN TO KPFA'S BANK AND THEY TRIED TO TRANSER MONEY OUT OF KPFA'S BANK ACCOUNT.    THE BANK SAID THEY NEEDED ONE MORE PIECE OF PAPER THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE.  SO THE BANK WOULDN'T LET THEM. 

BRAZON WILL NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE KPFA'S MONEY.  SHE MAY USE IT TO REPLACE UNRESTRICTED FUNDS - $100k - THAT SHE ILLEGALLY TOOK FROM WPFW'S BUILDING FUND BEFORE HER TENURE IS OVER.  BUT I AM REALLY NOT SURE WHAT SHE'S PLANNING TO DO WITH THE MONEY. 

SO BRAZON GOT HER WAY.  WE WERE TRYING TO GET AGREEMENT WITH THE BRAZON CROWD TO JOIN WITH US TO APPOINT A FELLOW NAMED TONY NORMAN AS iED. BUT INSTEAD, THEY CHOSE THIS PATH.  HAD THEY COOPERATED WITH US WE COULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING TOGETHER.  BUT GIVEN THEIR BEHAVIOR, WOW!

IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THE WAY FORWARD.  GRACE AARON'S FACTION HAS THE MOST VOTES ON THE BOARD.  SHE WANTS CONTROL.  BUT SHE WAS ED IN 2009, AND SHE PICKED ENGLEHART, WHO WHAT THE WOMAN WHO FILED BRIAN TIEKERT AND THE MORNING NEWS TEAM.  AND GRACE AARON IS A SCIENTOLOGIST, AND IS SOMEWHAT APOLOITICAL.  SHE WANTS TO HAVE MORE PROGRAMMING RE WOMEN'S COSMETICS BECAUSE A SHOW ABOUT COSMETICS RAISED THE MOST MONEY FOR KPFK. 

SO I AM NOT REALLY SUPPORTIVE OF HER. AND I DON'T SUPPORT THE CERENE, BRAZON, CASENAVE GROUP.  SO IT'S HARD TO KNOW WHAT TO DO.  TO ME IT'S LOOKING LIKE PACIFICA WILL BE AS DYSFUNCTIONAL AS EVER AND IT MAKES ME THINK ABOUT RESIGNING FROM THE BOARD AND WORKING TO GET ENOUGH MEMBERS - 15k - TO AGREE TO FILING A DISSOLUTION LAWSUIT.  BUT THAT'S HOW I FEEL TONIGHT AFTER THE HORRIBLE MEETING.  MAYBE I WILL FELL DIFFERENTLY IN THE MORNING.   

EVERYONE TELLS ME THAT I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO SAY ALL THIS STUFF AND I'M SUPPOSED TO KEEP IT SECRET.  BUT THAT'S JUST NOT ME.  I THINK YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW THIS, AND MORE THAN THIS, EVEN.  SO I AM SPEAKING ABOUT IT.  

BTW:  THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING TRANSMITTER LESSOR HAS SUED PACIFICA.  I TRIED TO FIND THE LAWSUIT IN THE NEW YORK COURT'S WEBSITE BUT COULDN'T FIND IT.  IT WAS FILED IN NOVEMBER 2016. BRAZON KEPT IT HIDDEN FROM EVERYONE - EXCEPT HER ALLIES - UNTIL TONIGHT.  MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT WE OWE THE EMPIRE  STATE BUILDING TRANSMITTER COMPANY ABOUT $1.3 MILLION, AND PER MONTH THE CHARGE IS $50k WHICH IS NOT BEING PAID.  


BILL CAMPISI 

5 comments:

  1. Campisi: I can't say what I understand?
    Adriana: No Sir. It doesn't matter what you understand.
    Campisi: Yes it does matter what I understand. What do you mean it doesn't matter what I understand? SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!


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    1. Shut up and talk!

      You can't make this up!

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  2. I tortured myself by listening to the entire 3 hours of this meeting and I can honestly say I have seen more cooperation among orangutans in a zoo. I even heard the "F" word used by someone who should know better. And how many times do "adults" have to be told to "mute" their phones? The question was even posed by one of the participants concerning how they expect to gain listeners and donations after tuning in on such non-progressive "Robert's Rules of Order" gibberish?

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    1. Are you in rehab now? Think of it as a failed experiment in SCUM (Sixteen Channel Uncoordinated Meeting)—free form radio has given birth to free form governance.

      Take comfort in the recent research that shows a 54% recovery rate from undergoing what you just did.

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    2. Its what happens when you have two groups that don't like each other, don't talk to each other and refuse to compromise because they are convinced of the rightness of the cause and their opponents are not just wrong but are illegitimate. Robert's rules has worked well for over a century for many groups because it protects the minority's rights and provides for an easy way to have a fair debate and resolution of issues. Sounds pretty progressive to me. However, if you don't have people acting in good faith, it doesn't matter what kind of structure you have in place. It simply will not work.

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