Apparent CPB noticing violations: Dec2021

[Totals for the first quarter of FY2022 (re open meetings & re closed meetings) = 45 + 19 = 64 … Oct2021 = 10 + 4 = 14, Nov = 19 + 11 = 30, Dec = 16 + 4 = 20. A quarterly rate of 64 annualises as 256.

[ED Lydia Brazon has stated on a number of occasions that Jon Almeleh is Pacifica’s CPB compliance officer (he says his job title, since 2006, has been National Technical Director – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-almeleh-4a1b209 & https://www.zoominfo.com/p/Jon-Almeleh/1158446831), so why isn’t he making a monthly weekly public disclosure of (1) the violations he has identified, (2) those he deems responsible, & (3) how quickly each violation was corrected? But Pacifica is administered on quite a different basis: in general, not transparent but opaque; in particular, not the taking of responsibility but the facilitating of evasion. The result? Actions without consequences confer no-one ever being held accountable for what they do, for their acts of commission & omission. Bad things just happen. No-one knows why. No-one’s responsible. Nothing’s ever learnt. Spin & repeat – no rinse.

[So the Houston station house simply filled up with mould. No-one knows why, no-one’s responsible, no-one seems to care – that’s why no-one called for an inquiry, neither a director nor a KPFT LSB delegate, & no-one demanded ED Brazon explain, in writing, publicly, why she had allowed this asset to deteriorate – to zero. Mould is mould, & in PacificaWorld everyone simply expects a house to fill up with mould, everyone simply expects a house to end up without re-sale value. It may be that California law has a concept of a director’s fiduciary responsibility but that’s for other public charities, not Pacifica. Law, fed or state, that’s for RealWorld, not PacificaWorld. Ditto CPB requirements – in any case, Pacifica can always rely on the connections CFO Anita Sims says she has in Washington. Yup, this compliance malarkey is for losers.]

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This exercise is made from the CPB’s point of view, what they would find when looking at Pacifica websites. The monthly list needs to be read in conjunction with the explanatory notes, *LINK. [posted by Tu18Jan]

Summary of apparent noticing violations

Re open meetings: 16.

Re closed meetings: 4.

Noticing: open meetings

No streaming button, phone number or URL given on the webpage linked from the hypertexted day number on the monthly meeting calendar grid (top-left corners) at https://kpftx.org/pacalendar/index.php, that would have allowed the proceedings to have been witnessed by the public:

KPFA

1400 Sa18Dec KPFA LSB

KPFK

Other apparent noticing violations:

no time W15Dec KPFK LSB: (1) no time given at https://kpftx.org/archive_2021.php; & (2) notice is dated Su12Dec, so not giving the required seven days’ notice – https://kpftx.org/pacalendar/cal_show1.php?eventdate=20211215

1430 Su26Dec KPFK Outreach Cttee: notice is dated Tu21Dec, so not giving the required seven days’ notice – https://kpftx.org/archive_2021.php & https://kpftx.org/pacalendar/cal_show1.php?eventdate=20211226

KPFT

1900 Tu7Dec KPFT Development Cttee

2000 W29Dec KPFT Management Selection & Review Cttee

WPFW

None.

WBAI

None.

National

1800 W1Dec PNB Coordinating Cttee

2030 W1Dec PNB Governance – Bylaws Revision Task Force

2030 Th2Dec PNB

1230 Su5Dec PNB Programming Cttee

2030 M13Dec PNB Audit Cttee

2030 Tu14Dec PNB Finance Cttee

2030 Th16Dec PNB

2030 M27Dec PNB Development Task Force

2030 Tu28Dec PNB Finance Cttee

1900 W29Dec PNB Coordinating Cttee

Noticing: closed meetings

A written explanation wasn’t provided within 10 days at https://pacifica.org/notices_home.php#exec of why proceedings of these meetings were closed to the public (even at the 11th of the following month none was there):

KPFA

None.

KPFK

None.

KPFT

None.

WPFW

None.

WBAI

None.

National

1900 Tu14Dec PNB Personnel Cttee

no time Tu14Dec PNB Finance Cttee (however, a webpage linked from the grid calendar has an aside: “[t]he NFC met in executive session to review the Management Letter for the FY20 audit and hear from the Audit committee Chair about the notes and reported weaknesses outlined in the letter” – https://kpftx.org/pacalendar/cal_show1.php?eventdate=20211214)

no time Th16Dec PNB (also, the meeting wasn’t noticed, merely mentioned incidently at the end of the open meeting (1:04:00) – https://kpftx.org/archives/pnb/pnb211216/pnb211216b.mp3)

1900 W22Dec PNB

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