Minutes from June 21, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Closed Board of Directors

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


Present: Pete Aguilar, Don Averill, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Ann Bryan, Ken Coate, Pat Davis, Bill Easley, Mark Kaenel, Neil Macready, John Mirau, Charlie Ng, Mike Page, John Prentice, Larry Sharp, Paul Shimoff, Shelli Stockton, Christina Bivona-Tellez, Phil Waller and Stan Weisser.

Jim Morris

Announcements: 1) The Countywide Vision project will be featured at the SANBAG General Assembly Reception that will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Maloof Foundation in Rancho Cucamonga. Inland Action members are encouraged to attend. Please Rsvp to Nicole Desmond (949) 244-5946 or by e-mail Nicole@biabuild.com 2) The AQMD is drafting an Energy Policy. The Legislative Committee will be asked to track this. 3) Sincere gratitude was expressed to Pete Aguilar and Jim Morris for their tireless work building the redistricting maps for Inland Action. They have spent a great amount of energy and time on this important project.

M/S/P: Minutes of the June 7, 2011 meeting

The Redistricting Commission held a public hearing on Sunday, June 19, 2011 in San Bernardino. Members of the Ad Hoc Committee and others attended and spoke. The Commission heard approximately 155 citizens turning away many due to time constraints. The Commission expressed interest in the Inland Action submission and requested further detail which was supplied to them Monday evening. No other groups in the Inland Empire have submitted maps to the Commission.

Inland Action’s goal is to maximize the Inland Empire’s representation using local knowledge. All redistricting maps submitted are public documents and the function of carving up the political districts controversial. Inland Action has seized a historical opportunity.

The Commission is accepting written comments through the end of the week. A press release has been created and the Inland Action members are encouraged to contact others in the community for support. A redistricting briefing and links to Inland Action maps will be sent to the membership.

Neil Macready gave an overview of the new Inland Action web site.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.