Minutes from February 9, 2016-MemberOnly Meeting

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Members Only Board of Directors Meeting

 San Bernardino Community College District
114 S. Del Rosa Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408



Present: Deborah Barmack, Peter Barmack, Rigo Bejarano, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Matthew Buck, Mike Burrows, Rachelle Bussell, Ken Coate, Scott Davis, Louis Goodwin, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, Pam Langford, Bill Lemann, John Mirau, Jan Remm, Kristine Scott, Steve von Rajcs, Hassan Webb and Ray Wolfe.

Announcements:  1) Participants of the Washington, D.C. trip are asked to e-mail their travel itinerary so that staff can make the appropriate arrangements at the hotel and when scheduling the attendees for our appointments. Participants were asked to provide 30 business cards to the Inland Action staff as they are needed for appointments with legislators.

Inland Action has been asked to take a position on SB 380-Natural gas storage: moratorium. This legislation was created to address the natural gas leak at Porter Ranch.  Discussion of the leak included the history of the facility, inspections, health impacts, energy reliability for the area and political motivation.
M/S/P: Inland Action opposes SB 380 unless amended.

M/S/P: Minutes of the February 2, 2016 meeting.

The group discussed the following:

  • Economic Development
    • Reimbursement of local government for cost of terrorist attack
      • Homeland Security House and Senate
      • Defense House and Senate
      • Direct disbursement of funds to affected agencies, not throught state
    • Support for 1033 DRMO Program – Sheriff/Chiefs re: DOD excess property
    • Loss of asset seizure funds for law enforcement due to Department of Justice action
    • HR1227 Work for Warriors – reauthorize; sunsets in 2018
  • San Bernardino International Airport
    • National Parks to remove restrictions on two properties that were formerly part of Norton Air Force Base to allow consolidation of programs and services for economic development/homeless services
    • Re-establish Congressional intent and 29 years of federal interpretation that local sales tax measures on aviation fuel must be spent in accordance with the voter approved expenditure plans and are not subject to Federal administrative action.
  • Transportation
    • TIFIA for Express Lanes
    • TIGER for Rail to Redlands
    • Unachievable Clean Air standards potentially resulting in penalties for non-compliance
    • Eligibility for freight funding from Federal Highway Bill
  • Environment
    • Wash Plan – San Bernardino Municipal Water District & Conservation District land swap with BLM
  • Health Care
    • Re-admission Penalty – Global readmissions need redefining to avoid penalizing hospitals for 30 day readmits with different diagnosis
    • Site neutral payments – need to grandfather existing stand-alone clinics to allow billing at hospital rates
  • Education
    • Funding for cybersecurity education


Committees broke into their respective groups to discuss federal advocacy issues.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.