Current Statement of Kronick, LaForest and
Posted to NewPacifica list by Paul
26 Nov 2001
The following statement was approved by the WBAI LAB on November 14.
The statement was drafted by a WBAI LAB committee, founded at Lee
Kronick's initiative, comprising listeners (including 3 EC members),
producers and LAB members.
Lee Kronick, Ray LaForest and Marian Borenstein are founding members of
the committee and were intimately involved in drafting the language of the
For those interested in the views of Kronick, LaForest and Borenstein,
this is their current position.
The Goodlight site's exclusion of this document speaks volumes about
Proposed Resolution for Local Advisory Board
Mission and Makeup
To protect the mission defined in Pacifica Foundation Articles of
Incorporation, the WBAI Local Advisory Board resolves that
1) A new allocation of power and responsiblities shall be established
among the Pacifica Foundation Board of Directors, Pacifica Local Advisory
Boards, and Pacifica station managements and staffs and Pacifica listener
2) Local Advisory Boards shall be elected by the listener-supporters
and station staffs.
3) LAB elections shall be conducted so that elected members reflect and
enfranchise all the listener constituencies of each signal area.
4) LABs shall participate in the oversight of Pacifica national and
local finances and policies. Those responsible for the Pacifica financial
policies shall be accountable to the LABs and the listener- supporters.
5) LABs shall select their own members, respectively, to sit on the
Pacifica National Board of Directors ("PNB").
6) LABs shall help select the management of their respective stations.
7) LABs, the PNB, station staffs, and listener supporters shall have
the right to recall anyone they elect or select.
8) LABs, the PNB, and Pacifica stations shall create mandates for
outreach to listeners for diversity and participation.
In addition, the Exploratory Committee of the WBAI LAB recommends that
we change the name of the Local Advisory Boards to "Station
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