Minutes from July 24, 2012 Closed Meeting

Tuesday, July 24, 2012  

Closed Board of Directors Meeting

San Bernardino Community College District

 114 S. Del Rosa Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408


Present: Pete Aguilar, Deborah Barmack, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Erin Brinker, Ann Bryan, Dan Carlone, Ken Coate, Dick Hart, Kristy Hennessey, Fran Inman, Mark Kaenel, Al Karnig, Lowell King, Neil Macready, John Mirau, Lou Monville, Charlie Ng, Bev Powell, John Prentice, Kristine Scott, Larry Sharp, Paul Shimoff, Phil Waller, AJ Wilson and Ray Wolfe.

Invited Guests:  David Baker, Paul Granillo and Jim Morris.   

Announcements:  1) Southern California Gas Company is holding a Community Reception that will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the National Orange Show, L’Orange Room, 689 South E Street.  All members are invited.  Please Rsvp to kmorales2@semprautilities.com2)Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod will hold a Gubernatorial Workshop to learn how to support your community on a state wide level thru appointments on various commissions.  The workshop will be on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Montclair Senior Center located at 5111 Benito St.  To Rsvp call (909) 621-2783 or e-mail deniel.b.sanchez@sen.ca.gov 3) On August 10, 2012, the 6th Annual San Bernardino County Water Conference will be held from 8a.m. to 12:00p.m. at the Doubletree Inn located in Ontario to discuss the vision for the  future.  To register call 866-734-4880.  4) The Southern California Energy Summit will be held on October 4-5, 2012 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  For more information please go to www.socalenergysummit.org 

M/S/P: Minutes of the July 17, 2012 meeting

Phil Waller and Tom Brickley presented a short summary of the San Bernardino City Council meeting that took place on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.  The Council voted 5-2 to proceed with the cities bankruptcy and declare a fiscal emergency.  A vote to declare a fiscal emergency means the city would not be required to go through a state-mandated 60-day mediation with employee bargaining units, a process that analysts who watched the events in Stockton dubbed “Death by a Thousand Meetings.”  Discussion ensued.

Conversations with Bob Stern, Center for Governmental Studies and Ray Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute, Cal State LA centered on Charter Cities and “general law” cities.     Discussion ensued.

Tom Brickley reported on the task force meeting held on July 20, 2012 and their next steps.

The task force will continue their work next week at the Executive Committee meeting.

The Meeting adjourned at 8:50 a.m.