January 11, 2022- Annual Meeting -via ZOOM

Tuesday, January 11, 2021



Present:  Deborah Barmack, Peter Barmack, Carole Beswick, Greg Bradbard, Mike Burrows, Chris Carrillo, Ken Coate, Michelle Decker, Kevin Dyerly, Louis Goodwin, Otis Greer, Fran Inman, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, Bill Lemann, Darcy McNaboe, Miguel Mendoza, John Mirau, Dan Murphy, Vikki Ostermann, Bansree Parikh, Catherine Pritchett, Thomas Rice, Michael Rivera, Dan Roberts, Elizabeth Romero, Dan Schenkel, Kristine Scott, Sol Teh, Eric Ustation, Pete Van Helden, Michael Wells, Ray Wolfe, Marisa Yeager and Frank Zabaleta.

Announcements:  1) Inland Action’s scheduled Federal Advocacy is planned to be held virtually on March 7th & 8th, 2022.  2) The Housing Authority of San Bernardino County, National CORE and the Hope Through Housing Foundation invite the Inland Action membership to the grand opening celebration of Crestview Terrace at Arrowhead Grove on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.  This is the third and newest phase of the greater Arrowhead Grove neighborhood and is the first to offer market rate units in addition to affordable homes.  Additional partners include Dignity Health, Loma Linda University Health and San Bernardino Unified School District all supporting educational attainment, economic mobility, and improved health.  For more information or to register please go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crestview-terrace-grand-opening-celebration-tickets-237962019807

Lowell King, Chair presiding.

Motion by E. Romano/Second by D. Roberts/Passed: Minutes from January 4, 2022.

Motion by W. Lemann/Second by M. Burrows/Passed: Approval of Scott Morse, Vice President, new primary representative for Hillwood.

Motion by R. Wolfe/Second by M. Burrows/Passed (abstention Inman): Inland Action will send a letter of support recommending the reappointment of Fran Inman to the California Transportation Commission.

The year-end financials were presented by Mark Kaenel, Treasurer.  The 2021 P & L Budget vs Actual was summarized.  Highlights included: the addition of 7 new members, and most expenses were in line with the budget.   Expenses for the trip to Washington, D. C. were budgeted but not spent due to COVID restrictions.  The year-end Balance Sheet shows that there are no operating liabilities, and the cash balance is very strong with a good deal of liquidity.

Members were asked via e-mail on January 5, 2022, to review the proposed budget on the Inland Action web site.  The proposed 2022 budget was summarized by Mark Kaenel, Treasurer.  The budget reflects no increase in membership dues, includes funding for both trips to Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, and staff increases as recommended by the Executive Committee.  Quarterly events will be planned to bring members together in order to help build personal relationships.
Motion by D. Roberts/Second by F. Inman/Passed (abstention  Barmack): The 2022 Inland Action Budget as presented.

Lowell King, Chair summarized the Annual Report, which was e-mailed to the membership on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  Appreciation was expressed to Staff, Committee Chairs and Committee members for their time and efforts over the last year.

Deborah Barmack, President discussed the annual Conflict of Interest Policy requirements.  The written policy, and questionnaire(s) were distributed via e-mail on Monday, January 10, 2022.  Members were asked to complete the questionnaire and return it to Inland Action staff office as soon as possible but no later than February 1st, 2022.

Committee members went to their respective virtual meeting rooms to discuss 2022 Federal advocacy issues.

Meeting adjourned at 8:06 a.m.