Arlene Engelhardt turning down mediation offer last December from Berkeley mayor; issue comes up at council again on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Berkeley’s city council is set to discuss a NEW resolution (here’s the text and background) on Pacifica’s termination of KPFA’s Morning Show at its February 8 meeting.

Please attend, and bring signs and your voice. The KPFA community is invited to make their voices heard by letter and in person at the meeting. Please click here.

Last December, Pacifica executive director Arlene Engelhardt flatly turned down Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates’ offer to help mediate a solution to the KPFA crisis, as you can see in this clip (video | audio) of her responses to the mayor’s questions. Many eloquent speakers urged action, including as KPFA’s Brian Edwards-Tiekert (video | audio), but the council could not agree on a resolution.

Other bay area elected officials have also voiced their concern. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a strong resolution in January.

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