Notes from presentation regarding LABS
WBAI Area Bylaws Revision Committee
Tuesday April 23, 2002
Page 1 (this page): Two extreme (?) views of the role of the Local Governing Board/LAB
Page 2 (next page): A list of LGB/LAB Functions and Responsibilities
Page 2 (final page): Excerpt from the Wonderwheel proposed bylaws dealing with LGB/LAB
Mid-Peninsula Committee to Free Pacifica Options for Local Governing Board:
(see http://snow.prohosting.com/wbailab/for the full document)
Two general options:
Local Governing Board is responsible for determining the long-term strategies of the station, but not involved in day-to-day operations
Local Governing Board is involved in day-to-day operations of the station, does not become involved in long-term vision
LGB/LAB Functions and Responsibilities
Interaction with PNB and Pacifica
From the Wonderwheel proposed bylaws
ARTICLE X: STATION GOVERNING BOARDS
SECTION 1: Each Pacifica station shall have a Station Governing Board whose members collectively shall also comprise the Executive Membershipof the Foundation as provided in Article III.
SECTION 2: Each Station Governing Board shall have a bylaws adopted by the Listener-members of the station. The station bylaws may govern any activity of the station not in conflict with the Articles of Incorporation, these By-laws, or any Foundation policies adopted by the Board of Directors pursuant to these Bylaws.
SECTION 3; Each Station Governing Board shall have such elected or appointed committees as authorized by its station bylaws or by the Board of Directors pursuant to a mandate of Federal or State law.
SECTION 4: The number of members of a Station Governing Board shall be at least 10 and not greater than 24.
SECTION 5: The members of each station governing board shall be elected on staggered schedules of two, three, or four years as determined by the station's bylaws so that no more than one-half (1/2) and no less than one-fourth (1/4) of the Executive Members are elected to a station governing board at any one election, not counting the filling of vacancies.
SECTION 6: Elections for members of the Station Governing Boards shall be conducted so that at least three-fifths (3/5) of the seats open for regular election at any one time shall be elected by means of multiple candidate proportional representation voting using either 1) the "list or slate" system 2) the "preference or Single Transferable Vote" system or 3) a combination of the two voting systems, as provided by the station's bylaws. Any single candidate election (such as to fill a vacancy or when "mixed member" single district or constituency candidates voted in conjunction with a multiple candidate election) shall be conducted by the "instant runoff voting" preference method.
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