RECALL TONY NORMAN (AND , PETE TUCKER AND CAMPBELL JOHNSON) FROM THE LOCAL STATION BOARD
Local Station Board members Tony Norman, Pete Tucker and Campbell Johnson are being sued for breach of their fiduciary duty by The Committee to Save Public Broadcasting, which consists of Jared Ball, Robert Daughtry, Salih Latif, and Thomas Porter, with attorney Jane Zara. The lawsuit is just one effort to make accountable these three men for their attempt to steer WPFW into a lease with Clear Channel, as well as their role in assisting general manager John Hughes in the illegal grid change and in obstructing the democratic processes for evaluation of the general manager.
TONY NORMAN’S ELIGIBILITY TO SERVE ON THE LOCAL STATION BOARD IN QUESTION
Local Station Board member Jane Gatewood made the bombshell discovery in January that Tony Norman is an elected official as ANC Commissioner for ANC 1B10 and, therefore, was ineligible to serve on the LSB or the PNB. The CMS document said in part: “Mr. Norman, by his own admission, was elected to and currently serves as an ANC Commissioner. The DC Office of Elections and Ethics, ANC Office, defines ANC Commissioners as elected political officials, see discussion above. Sec. 9 of Article 4 states that a Delegate shall be removed from the position of Delegate if among other things he is an elected political official.
Mr. Norman, as ANC Commissioner for ANC 1B10 in the District of Columbia, falls within the prohibition and must be removed as a Delegate to the LSB. His removal from the position of Delegate would result in his removal as a Foundation Director.” The National board has yet to take up the matter and, despite the rule in the bylaws, has allowed Norman to remain seated on both the LSB and PNB.