Minutes from February 7, 2017 Member Only Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

 Member Only Board of Directors Meeting

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



Present: Deborah Barmack, Peter Barmack, Carole Beswick, Mike Burrows, Ken Coate, Jennifer Cusack, Kevin Dyerly, Adam Eventov, Ashley Gaines, Louis Goodwin, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, Bill Lemann, Temetry Lindsey, PT McEwen, John Mirau, Dan Murphy, Roman Nava, Brian Reider, Michael Rivera, Khalil Saba, Kristine Scott, Paul Shimoff and Steve von Rajcs.

Invited guest:  Josh Candelaria

Announcements: 1) A Washington, D.C. delegation list was distributed and reviewed for accuracy. 2) John Mirau announced the second reading of proposed member Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP).  Dr. Bradley Gilbert, CEO would serve as the Member and Victoria Ostermann IEHP Government Affairs Director would serve as the Alternate.  Visit https://ww3.iehp.org/ for more information. Members will vote next week.

Josh Candelaria, Director, San Bernardino County Governmental & Legislative Affairs stated that the County has a legislative trip planned for later this month and reported that the priorities of the county are:

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) Repeal-funding concerns for public hospitals/health care
  • Public Lands-protection for some 70% of our county which is federally held
  • Homelessness-Focus on housing Veterans and preventative measures
  • Recovery of funds from Dec. 2nd attack

Josh stated that the President is following through on his top campaign promises. The County will seek out existing bills that align with their positions as they do not see broad policy discussions as being useful.

M/S/P: Minutes from January 17, 2017

Kristine Scott, Chair, asked the Committees to break out into their respective groups to work on Federal issues.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.