December 1, 2020-Member Only, Committee Work-Meeting via Zoom

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 Member/Alternates Only Meeting

Virtual meeting via ZOOM

Present:   Patti Arlt, Deborah Barmack, Peter Barmack, Carole Beswick, Mike Burrows, Chris Carrillo, Ken Coate, Sandra Cuellar, Michelle Decker, Sandra Espadas, Louis Goodwin, Otis Greer, Fran Inman, Mark Kaenel, Carol Kim, Lowell King, Pam Langford, Bill Lemann, Dan Little, P.T. McEwen, Darcy McNaobe, John Mirau, Dan Murphy, Vikki Ostermann, Bansree Parikh, Catherine Pritchett, Thomas Rice, Michael Rivera, Dan Roberts, Dan Schenkel, Dan Schenkel, Kristine Scott, Paul Shimoff, Phil Southard, Sol Teh, Pete Van Helden, Ray Wolfe and Frank Zabaleta.

Announcements: 1) The speaker for the December 15, 2020 meeting will be U.S. Congressman-Elect Jay Obernolte and Jack Dangermond, President & CEO of Esri will be our first speaker in 2021.  2)  Committees will again have an opportunity to meet after business is conducted at the Annual Meeting on January 12, 2021.  3)  The Governor’s office would be interested in thoughts from members about the potential state “stay at home” order that is being considered.  Please e-mail comments to Carole or Deborah.  4)  Cal/OSHA has new COVID guidelines for employers with over 20 employees.

John Mirau proposed membership of San Bernardino Valley College Foundation which would be represented by Mike Layne, Exective Director.  The second announcement will be made next week December 8, 2020.  Any questions or comments should be directed to John Mirau or Carole Beswick.  For more information visit their web site at :

Louis Goodwin, Chair, presiding.

Motion by T. Rice / Second by K. Coate/Passed:  Minutes from November 24, 2020.

Members discussed advocacy in 2021.  Advocacy might take place in the spring as the new administration will need transition time to populate staff and agencies.  Both very small, targeted groups (3-4 members plus an IA staff member) and virtual meetings were suggested by Congressman Aguilar.  We should be aware of, and nimble in using, numerous virtual platforms that many Agencies now require.

Meeting adjourned at 8:34 a.m. when committee members broke into their respective ZOOM break-out rooms for committee meetings.