Berkeley-Pacifica’s national board, which met a whopping four times in the month of March, spent most of its open sessions suspended in the twilight zone, although some mild improvement was noticeable by the end of March. In a month that began for Pacifica with a smashingly successful one-day national fundraiser and ended with the timely submission of a stabilization plan to California’s Registry of Charitable Trusts, the board meetings were wildly out of touch, mostly focusing on the 2014-2016 Siegel/Brazon majority’s difficulties in adjusting to their current minority postion.
Since there is much good news to share, we don’t want to harp solely on board meeting disruptions. Pacifica members should review the stabilization plan submitted to the California Attorney General on March 30 and can read it here. As an addendum to the document, which focuses on returning to financial sustainability, reform of governance, and improving managerial performance; the following can be reported about Pacifica’s current status: Continue reading The Unmuted
Berkeley – Ballots mailed for Pacifica’s 2016 board elections from the East Coast on August 15th. Pacifica in Exile’s candidate endorsements for all stations can be found here. You will find online voting instructions inside your printed ballot envelope. The voting period ends on September 30 at 11:59pm in your own time zone. If you donated, but don’t receive a ballot or for any ballot-related question at any station, you can contact King Reilly, a KPFK member who has graciously agreed to assist folks, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on our endorsed slates, see the Committee to Strengthen KPFK, Move KPFT Forward, United for Community Radio (KPFA), and WBAI Indy Caucus websites. Continue reading Mass Layoffs Averted; Now What?
Berkeley-In bicoastal court appearances this week, Pacifica relied on procedural feints to further delay hearings on two requests for injunctive relief filed against them by their own members. In Northern California, Yeakey vs. Pacifica requests the removal of 7 national board members whose elected terms expired in December of 2015 and who were not re-elected, and the removal of two Pacifica affiliate representatives who are not affiliated with current Pacifica affiliated stations. The complaint can be seen here. In New York, Young vs Pacifica requests the seating of national board representatives from WBAI-FM who have been prevented from voting or participating on the national board for four months by the Siegel/Brazon majority faction. The East Coast complaint can be seen here. Continue reading Legal Bills For Procedural Quibbles
Berkeley-Unofficial corporate counsel Dan Siegel and his law firm responded to the Yeakey Vs Pacifica lawsuit, which requests the removal of two affiliate directors whose stations do not have current affiliate contracts with Pacifica and the removal of the 7 current members of the board of directors whose elected terms ended in December of 2015, by postponing a hearing on the merits of the case and demanding a bond of $50,000 from the two listeners who filed the suit. A bond request requires documentation of how the defendants would face a loss of that amount or more were they not to prevail in the case, which Siegel and Yee did not provide. The complaint can be seen here.
Continue reading No Defense
This interchange, while lengthy, is very worth a read. It covers many aspects of Pacifica history and the destructive contributions of attorney Siegel.
Documents referred to in the text are hyperlinked. All of the claims made by Brown can be substantiated by documents. Many are posted, some have not been to protect the privacy of other parties.
Text in black was written by attorney Siegel. Text in blue by outgoing national board member Stephen Brown.
Disclaimer: Pacifica in Exile editors are mentioned in the body of the text by Brown. We would attest Brown’s statements are entirely accurate about the events we were directly involved in.
Hi, Dan –
I am grateful you finally found time to respond to one of my emails — I know you’re a busy man. But haven’t you forgotten something? Isn’t it customary, when one responds to an email, to include a copy of the email to which one is responding, so that your readers will not wonder what you are talking about – or, worse, see only your paraphrase of what I may or may not have said?
I have therefore corrected your omission, and attached a copy of my original email, the one that offended you (“Why the judge ordered Pacifica to pay an extra $32,000 re Silverman v Pacifica”). I will also try to correct the many half-truths, and whole falsehoods, in your response to my email. My comments are below in blue.
And never mind thanking me for correcting the record, Dan. Glad to do it. Continue reading Time To Stop Dan Siegel
Dan Siegel’s response to the many inquiries regarding the establishment of the headquarters of the KPFA Foundation at his personal law firm office is below.
Pacifica National Board member Stephen Brown’s comments about Mr. Siegel’s statements having limited veracity are well-advised, but if taken at face value, here are some questions that arise:
1) “There is nothing “clandestine” about the creation of the KPFA Foundation”.
Dictionary.com: [klan-des-tin]. Characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, especially for purposes of subversion or deception; private or surreptitious: “Their clandestine meetings went undiscovered for two years”.
Continue reading Some More Questions for Dan Siegel About The KPFA Foundation
On July 31, 2015, a revised Statement of Information was filed with the California Secretary of State moving the corporate headquarters of the “KPFA Foundation”, entity #C3803602, from the law offices of Siegel and Yee at 499 14th Street in Oakland California to the Pacifica Foundation at 1925 Martin Luther King Jr Way in Berkeley California. Continue reading “KPFA Foundation” Headquarters Relocated to 1925 Martin Luther King Jr Way