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February 15, 2005

DCN Board Minutes February 2005

A duly called regular meeting of the
Board of the Davis Community Network was held
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
at the City of Davis Training Room
600 A Street.

Nine members Present: Tsui Chang, Rick Guidara, Anne Hance, John
Jones, Steve McMahon, Jan Meizel, Keith Prior, Kimball
Sargeant, Richard Yamagata, also Exec. Dir. Richard Lowenberg.
Absent: Tony Bernhard, Jim Frame, Robert Nickerson, Tom

1. Called to order at 5:22:00 pm by President Kimball Sargeant

2. Agenda approved as distributed

3. No public comment

4. Minutes of previous meetings:
Notes recording the November 2004 meeting at which there was
no quorum and no actions were taken were reviewed and a few
wording changes made before agreement that they should be
posted on the Web with the regular board meeting minutes.
Minutes of January 18, 2005 Board Meeting approved by

5. CMC, cable franchise planning - update:
Steve McMahon reported that a draft Cable Franchise Agreement
document will probably be before the Davis City Council in the
next month or so. The 2x2x2 meetings continue but may conclude

Richard Lowenberg and Steve both reported on the 3x3 meeting
with DCTV with the goal of investigating potential mutual interest
in moving toward an overarching community media organization
or conglomerate representing DCN, DCTV and KDRT. Following
the first 3x3 DCN's E.D. Richard L. and DCTV's E.D. Kari
Petersen met to review the documented goals and objectives of the
two organizations. Many similarities emerged. Differences
included the tools used to accomplish the goals and objectives and
funding types and sources. Richard observed that organizational
convergence might take several years but in the meantime it
would be wise to be public about the expected direction of the
organizations' evolutionary change. The Board agreed that a
comment along these lines should be made at the upcoming 2x2x2
(City x DJUSD x DCTV)
Richard also reported that he is meeting on March 3 with Marie
Smith of Los Rios Community College.

6. Election of Officers:
The nomination of a slate of officers all continuing in the positions
they held in 2004-2005 was moved by Steve McMahon and
seconded by Keith Prior. Elected unanimously were: President
Kimball Sargeant, Vice President Tony Bernhard, Treasurer Jim
Frame, Secretary Anne Hance.

7. Election of Board Members:
The nomination of a slate of seven members continuing their
service on the Board for an additional 2-year term was moved by
Keith Prior and seconded by John Jones. Elected by unanimous
vote were: Tony Bernhard, Tsui Chang, Jim Frame, Anne Hance,
Steve McMahon, Kimball Sargeant, Richard Yamagata.

8. Committee and Director's Reports
RAC: Anne reported that the RAC already has five project
applications on the committee agenda for its March 2 meeting.
Tech Ops: Steve reported that the new Sun Fire V20z
application server cost a bit less than $4,000 - a good price.
Web Team: About 30 Simple Sites have been set up for
DJUSD DHS teachers and Steve, Tsui Chang and Jan Meizel are
all involved in assisting the teachers in their use of this DCN free
Richard Lowenberg announced that the Feb 24 Mailman
Class has quite a few registrants already but Steve observed that
the date might have to be changed if a Cable Franchise public
hearing is scheduled for that date.

9. Announcements:
Tsui announced that she has read in the local paper that a second
"Celebrate Davis" event is being planned for sometime in May.

10: Adjournment 6:27 P.M.

Next meeting: March 15, 2005

Submitted by Secretary Anne Hance

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