California Legislature Asks
Pacifica For Records 6-1-01
The following letter was recently sent to Pacifica chair David Acosta by John Burton (D-San Francisco) , President Pro Tem of the California State Senate
Mr. David Acosta
Dear Mr. Acosta:
The California Legislature continues to have strong concerns about actions by Pacifica Radio and the impact of those actions on its stations and listeners.
Specifically, I am requesting information and clarification of the following situations that have been brought to the Legislature's attention:
* Pacifica's refusal to share KPFA's financial information with KPFA management;
* Pacifica's use of KPFA listener-donated money for Pacifica's own legal fees;
* Pacifica's use of funds to oppose union organizing.
On their face, none of these issues seem to be in sync with Pacifica's public broadcasting responsibility or its mission as a California non-profit corporation.
Your timely and thorough response to the above will be appreciated, and may relieve the Legislature of the need to hold a formal hearing, with all that entails, into these issues.
Peace & friendship,
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