April 6, 2021-Member Only Meeting-Committee work on State Issues- via Zoom

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Virtual Meeting via ZOOM


Present:  Deborah Barmack, Carole Beswick, Greg Bradbard, Mike Burrows, Mark Cloud, Ken Coate, Sandra Cuellar, Michelle Decker, Louis Goodwin, Otis Greer, Fran Inman, Mark Kaenel, Lena Kent, Lowell King, Pam Langford, Mike Layne, Bill Lemann, P.T. McEwen, Darcy McNaboe, Miguel Mendoza, John Mirau, Dan Murphy, Vikki Ostermann, Bansree Parikh, Steve PonTell, Catherine Pritchett, Thomas Rice, Michael Rivera, Dan Roberts, Dan Schenkel, Kristine Scott, Sol Teh, Eric Ustation, Lupe Valdez, Pete Van Helden and Marisa Yeager.

Guests:  Juan Herrera.

Announcements: 1) Inland Action is scheduling a full day of federal advocacy on a virtual platform for Tuesday, April 27, 2021 and possibly additional meetings on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.  The meetings will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).  The selected priorities will be discussed as will issues pertaining to individual legislators.  2) Inland Action Committee Chairs will present their State advocacy items on May 11, 2021.

Lowell King, Chair, presiding.

Motion by S, PonTell/Second by K. Coate/Passed: A majority of the members present voted to extend an invitation of membership to Cooperative Economic Empowerment Movement (CEEM).  Reggie Webb will serve as the primary representative.

The Executive Committee recommends the membership vote on the proposed Policy Relative to Formal Positions on Issues and Projects.  The draft had been e-mailed to the membership on April 1, 2021.
Motion by M. Burrows/Second by D. Roberts/Passed: The Inland Action Policy Relative to Formal Positions on Issues and Projects is approved.

Motion by R. Wolfe/ Second by K. Scott/Passed:  Minutes from March 23, 2021.

Inland Action has been asked to support seven projects for Federal Community Project Funding.  The draft letters of support were sent via e-mail (April 1 & April 5, 2021) to the membership for review and consideration.   The following are the requested topics:

  • SBIAA Runway Repair
  • CSUSB Launch of Physicians Assistant Program (equipment purchase)
  • ONT Airport Area Demolition, Cucamonga Channel Bridge & Avion Street Realignment
  • West Valley Connector (WVC) Bus Rapid Transit Project – SBCTA
  • CORE Academy – National CORE/Chaffey College/Rancho Cucamonga
  • IE Trade Technology Center – Riverside Community College District
  • Goodwill Southern California Education and Training Services

Questions and discussion were requested.
Motion by D. Roberts/Second by K. Coate/Passed:  All seven letters will be sent by staff.

Brightline West has asked for a letter of support for their notice of intent (NOI) and memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Caltrans and CalSTA.  The draft letter of support was e-mailed to the membership on April 5, 2021.
Motion by M. Burrows/Second by S. PonTell/Passed: The letter of support will be sent for Brightline West regarding their notice of intent (NOI) and memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Caltrans and CalSTA.  5 recusals/1 oppose.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 a.m. when members broke into their respective virtual committee rooms to work on State legislative issues.