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Temporary Restraining Order Granted in KPFA Recall
by Repost
Saturday Aug 4th, 2012 2:19 PM
he Alameda County Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order today enjoining the Berkeley-based Pacifica Foundation, the 501c-3 nonprofit organization that holds the license for Bay Area noncommercial radio station 94.1 KPFA-FM, from counting ballots in a member-initiated recall election of an elected board member.
August 1, 2012

For Immediate Release

Alameda Superior Court Orders Ballots Sequestered Until September 10th

Oakland, CA-The Alameda County Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order today enjoining the Berkeley-based Pacifica Foundation, the 501c-3 nonprofit organization that holds the license for Bay Area noncommercial radio station 94.1 KPFA-FM, from counting ballots in a member-initiated recall election of an elected board member. The restraining order sequesters the ballots in a secure location until a hearing scheduled for September 10th, 2012.

The restraining order was in response to a complaint filed on July 31, 2012 with the court requesting an ex parte hearing due to the record date used for determining member eligibility. The complaint was filed by the board member subjected to the recall attempt, Tracy Rosenberg, and a member who joined as a KPFA-affiliated member in December of 2011 and was not granted a ballot due to the early record date.

The order issued by the court states that Pacifica’s election supervisor will collect all ballots at 10am on Saturday August 4th and transfer them unopened to a secure storage facility pending further instructions from the court. The request for a temporary injunction will be heard on September 10, 2012 in Department 31.

KPFA listener representative and Pacifica Foundation representative director Tracy Rosenberg comments: “I am pleased the court recognized the concerns of my co-plaintiff, and the many she represents, about the constraint placed on their right to vote as members.

http://supportkpfa.org/
by G. Falkes
Monday Aug 6th, 2012 10:37 AM
This is a sorry, and transparent, attempt to save her job! Good luck with that.
by Virginia
Monday Aug 6th, 2012 7:35 PM
I'm not sure why my comment was removed. I'm suggesting those zombitized into believing the Public Relations by the name-appropriating "SAVERS" do what KPFA should be teaching and gather info from several diverse sources. Tracy Rosenberg does more work for this station for no money than I have ever seen anyone do for a progressive cause in my life.

Tracy has continued to offer her financial and other skills to all of us who want a more peaceful and fair world despite having thereby become the target of massive attacks. Please. Look into another viewpoint. I think I said this better the first time. Where did my comment go? You can't consider my comment a personal attack on G. Fawkes (not a real name?) whereas so many personal attacks have been hurled at Tracy.
see http://www.stopthekpfarecall.org , http://www.supportkpfa.org, http://danielborgstrom.blogspot.com














Rosenberg faction leaves LSB meeting in attempt to spike budget
What's Tracy Rosenberg doing with the extra time her lawsuit has bought her? While chairing Pacifica's Finance Committee, she led a new charge to get Pacifica to impose massive staff cuts on KPFA and other stations.

This Saturday, August 4, Rosenberg led her Independents for Community Radio faction in a quorum-busting walkout from KPFA's Local Station Board (LSB) meeting, with the explicit goal of blocking the board from approving KPFA's budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Without an approved budget, Rosenberg could use her position as Pacifica treasurer to draw a budget up for KPFA -- and impose layoffs that way.

These 6 board members joined Rosenberg in walking out: Anthony Fest, Cynthia Johnson, Janet Kobren, Henry Norr, Akio Tanaka and Kate Tanaka.
by Richard Phelps
Tuesday Aug 7th, 2012 10:54 AM
How does seven members walking out kill quorum on a 25 member board when the "SaveKPFA" folks have at least 13 votes, enough to make quorum if they all show up???