Fowler Museum Exhibit
"KPFA being transferred or sold-out? by new org set up by a few KPFA players, and their lawyers, of course.
“Pacifica’s bylaws also require a vote of the Pacifica membership prior to any “transaction…” and “Pacifica’s 2002 bylaws ….were drafted up by listeners in Berkeley …”
“KPFA’s division has operated at a deficit
for 5 of the last 7 years.
"Pacifica’s debts were last reported
at $4-5 million dollars.”
…” There were 8 affirmative votes for the proposal, representing less than a 1/3 of LSB’s membership.”
…” Campisi indicated that if the Pacifica Foundation national board of directors did not accede to KPFA’s proposals that he intended to propose the KPFA local station board initiate a lawsuit against the Pacifica Foundation to forcibly dissolve it. Campisi said that he intended to take advantage of the loss of directors and liability insurance …”
and “…that he would attempt to get around the law’s requirement…”
“A successful legal action to dissolve the Pacifica Foundation in the California courts would result in the Federal Communications Commission revoking all of the broadcast licenses and re-allocating them.
"In general, the policy of the commission is that re-allocations are not made to past or present members of the governance or past or present employees of a previous failed licensee, so
it is likely all 5 broadcast licenses would be reassigned to entities with no past or present connection to the Pacifica Foundation or any of its stations.”
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What often is in question and seldom correctly answered is : when there is a breaking "a law" or "bylaw" who has real Authority to enforce anything ?
When there are no authorized enforcers or visible power to effect and keep honest those involved in any organization, then all sorts of cons, games, thefts, and ploys are in play -continuously, unless Stopped !
But when any enforcer is denied the position of Power or Legitimate Position to Enforce what is claimed or written as "our rules" or "The Laws" - becomes only a facade of legitimate structure.
Illusions of stability and form are ruptured any time by anyone with any excuse when there is no accountable Enforcing those perimeters.
Lack of substantiating members to any decision makes doubtful whatever they vote up or down. As in USA presidential politics, more easily so in minor orgs like Pacifica and it's children.
Quotions from of above show that - All these indicate lack of 'mandate' power or authority to actions taken that are then any how branded/ labeled as if "Done!"
Also as quoted parts of above:
"… if the Pacifica Fdn .... did not accede to KPFA’s proposals...the KPFA LSB [may, or will ] initiate a lawsuit against the Pacifica Fdtn -to forcibly dissolve it........that he intended to take advantage of the loss of directors and liability insurance …” and “…that he would attempt to get around the law’s requirement…”
Those revelations further show how using law suits to get one's desired results are made or intimidated, to further subvert any "bylaws" or Rules or prior decisions made by elected [or selected] group members. Sad. Bad.
Not unusual in other businesses - but in idealistic Pacifica w/it's constantly crowing about being so "non-commercial" or not corrupt ? Sad. Bad
(c) 2016 rr