Vote on Revised Bylaws February-March 2020
Please describe below your arguments for or against the proposed changes. The NES will create a series of educational CARTs integrating feedback from both sides. Please limit yourself to 1 sentence per argument. Please note that these are just a few of the modifications proposed. Please review the proposed bylaws here: https://pacifica.org/documents/bylaws_191022/bylaws_191022.pdf.
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The proposed bylaws will reduce the size of the Pacifica National Board from 23 to 11. (please provide a 1 sentence argument for or against) *
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The proposed bylaws will change how directors get on the Pacifica National Board. Six of the 11 directors called At Large Directors, will be appointed as part of the bylaw vote and 5 will be elected subsequent to the vote, 1 from listener members at each sister station. At Large Directors will have three year terms and vacancies are filled by a Board vote only. (please provide a 1 sentence argument for or against)
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The proposed bylaws will remove elected local station boards. (please provide a 1 sentence argument for or against)
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The proposed bylaws prohibit staff from being elected to the Pacifica National Board. (please provide a 1 sentence argument for or against)
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The proposed bylaws reduce quorum for voting from 10% to 5%. This includes votes to sell Pacifica property. (please provide a 1 sentence argument for or against)
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Station member elected Board members will only be elected every three years, instead of 2 out of every 3 every years. These elections will rotate, each station will have 1 election amongst listener members every 3 years. (please provide a 1 sentence argument for or against)
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The Pacifica Chair and Treasurer will be chosen from appointed directors only, and may not be an elected member of the Board. (please provide a 1 sentence argument for or against)
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To qualify as a listener- sponsor member, membership dues increase from $25 per year to $50 per year and volunteer hours increase from 3 to 15 hours per year.
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