A summary reel of Pacifica’s December 27 national finance committee. In order:
1) A brief discussion of the still-invisible FY 2014 audit, which at two years late is claimed to be done but is impossible to locate
2) The motion to pass DC station WPFW’s budget, which like all the budgets in the current cycle is both 3 months late and inaccurate pending large rises in central services fees several stations will face due to Cerene Robert’s SCA motion granting credits for sideband rental revenue
3) A discussion and vote on the budget for LA station KPFK, where GM Leslie Radford, already responsible for $285,000 in contract violations, proposes balancing the budget by stripping Pacifica’s LA employees of all dependent health care for both spouses and dependent children. In addition to the ERISA issues brought up on the call, later research uncovered the proposal was a violation of the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act and would lead to more fines and penalties for Pacifica. The board majority on the committee passed it anyway
4) A late night poison pill from Cerene Roberts.