I’m running for the Local Station Board because there is a financial crisis at the Local Station Board, as well as the Pacifica Foundation. This is of great concern to me personally, given that I have been a listener for over twenty years. Now, I have come to understand and know that the problem had been brewing for a number of years. The financial crisis is of extreme importance to all of us listeners, as it’s the one factor will determine whether or not this true source of information stays on the air. As a supporter of the Local Station Board I ask myself how is it that station came to be in this crisis. We know some of the answers, but there is more to be learned, and most of all we need to put in place the controls and procedures In order to avoid the death of our station and to make sure this situation does not happen again. Therefore, and due to my experience in the accounting field, I will pursue a policies and control procedure program to keep alert of pending harmful situations for the station. Also I have noticed that the programming has diverted from the Mission of the Pacifica Foundation. It has deteriorated to the point that some of its programming mirrors that of conservative, right-wing, war mongering corporate stations, and to me that is unacceptable due to the nature of the Pacifica Foundation’s mission. In order to avoid the demise of one of the few outlets of true information, we need to regain control of the decisions of the programming that goes on the air every single day of the year. Therefore, my concern for the current financial and programming status of the Station lead me to seek a position where I can try to help keep alive one of the only sources of valuable information in order to make informed decisions based on actual facts and not a corporate interests.
So, what do you think ?