October 31, 2003
Dear Thom. & Randy:
The Tucson community has begun gathering
signatures for an initiative process to amend the by-laws of the Foundation for Creative Broadcasting .
The process has been named the KXCI Democracy Initiative. It's main features include changing the
structure of the FCB Board of Directors to a majority of elected positions, a volunteer elected representative on the board
and a grievance policy and procedure for volunteers. There has been a very positive response so far. We anticipate having
the requisite number of member signatures shortly in order to generate a vote on our propositions.
We want representatives of our group to meet and discuss these matters
with the FCB Board of Directors in an open meeting to see if the Board will voluntarily adopt these measures. We request that
we be put on the agenda for the November, 20O3 Board meeting.
We believe that having a Board that is elected from and answerable
to the community it serves is good for the station and we believe the members feel the same way. We believe community and
democracy are what this station should be all about and hope you agree.
We ask that the two of you circulate this letter and the attached
proposed amendments to the by-laws to all current members of the Board. We ask that you respond in writing within the next
two weeks as to whether the Board will entertain these matters at the November, 2O03 Board meeting.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. We took forward to
hearing from you.
Very truly yours,
For the KXCI Democracy Initiative Group
Billie Joe Risner
Scott D. Egan