PACIFICA BYLAWS AMENDMENT PROCESS – 2016
Sunday, April 17 — Thursday, June 2: On-air announcements about the proposed bylaws amendments process posted to the pacifica.org website are to be broadcast on all five radio stations three times a day - twice between 6:00 AM and 11:00 PM and once between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Thursday, June 2: PNB to review and vote on the proposed bylaws amendments.
Sunday, July 31: Deadline for Delegates at each of the five stations to vote on PNB-approved proposed bylaws amendments.
Tuesday, August 2: Final Report on adopted bylaws amendments to be posted to pacifica.org.
Adopted bylaws amendments: Based on the current bylaws, within 15 days of approval of any of the proposed bylaws amendments via the entire process (see "How proposed bylaws amendments are approved" below), those new bylaws amendments will be posted to the pacifica.org website and will be incorporated into the bylaws.
How proposed bylaws amendments are approved
For most amendments to be approved, they must pass the Pacifica National Board by a majority of its membership, and then be passed by a majority of delegates at each of 3 of the 5 stations. Particular types of bylaws amendments also require approval by the members via written ballot, and some bylaws amendments may be approved directly by the members even if the boards do not approve them.
For more on amending the bylaws, see Article 17 of the Pacifica Bylaws, the most current version of which can be found at htttp://pacifica.org/indexed_bylaws/index.html