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Carol Spooner's thoughts on the PNB proposal

Date: Sat Nov 24, 2001 12:46 am
Subject: Death in the Family

Dear All -- Many people have emailed to ask me my thoughts about the PNB meeting last weekend.

I had a death in the family and was away in Tennessee all week (got home from Washington at 8 pm Monday night, got up to catch another plane to Nashville at 3 am Tuesday morning. Just returned from Nashville totally exhausted this afternoon.)

My thoughts are that it is very uncertain at this point whether the PNB "resolution" will become a reality. If it does, there are numerous problems with it. Much remains to be seen. The lawsuits, however, are NOT settled by this board resolution -- and the legal and financial issues are still outstanding. We cannot rely upon a board "resolution" -- we must have legally binding commitments, not just promises, to democratize and return Pacifica to its mission at all five stations. There are serious issues at all 5 Pacifica stations -- serious financial issues, serious management issues, serious issues of programming, serious personnel issues, serious issues of governance structure -- I am particularly displeased with a PNB that requires a 2/3rds majority vote in order to resolve any of these issues.

We are pressing forward with our agressive deposition schedule & preparing for trial. We also filed a motion for contempt this week against the board majority defendants due to their failure to post a court ordered bond to cover their attorneys' fees that have been advanced by Pacifica.

--Carol Spooner
Committee to Remove the Pacifica Board
(sponsoring the "listeners' lawsuit")
web page: http://home.pon.net/wildrose/remove.htm

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