Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Member Only Board of Directors Meeting
1601 E. Third St., Suite 138
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Present: Deborah Barmack, Peter Barmack, Ken Coate, Kevin Dyerly, Adam Eventov, Scott Hofferber, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, Roman Nava, Kevin Porter, Kristine Scott, Paul Shimoff, and Ray Wolfe.
Announcements: 1) The Executive Committee has named John Prentice as an Emeritus Member. 2) Adam Eventov has been named Alternate Member to Jerry Paresa, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. 3) HNTB and CalBev have relinquished their membership.
The CPA firm of Vavrinek, Trine, Day, & Co. has been nominated for membership. Kevin Pulliam, Managing Partner would serve as their member. Visit their web site at www.vtdcpa.com to learn more about them.
Health Care Committee members have recommended that a letter be sent in support of Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives merger.
M/S/P: A letter of support of Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives merger will be sent.
M/S/P: Minutes from February 27, 2018.
Chairperson Kristine Scott called on Inland Action Committees to present their state issues to the members present.
- Inland Action supports the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities application submitted by National Community Renaissance for Arrowhead Grove, Phases II and III in San Bernardino.
- Inland Action supports legislation which would help end homelessness, particularly for those who are unsheltered and mentally ill.
- Inland Action urges a complete review and reform of the California Environmental Quality Act to ease the State’s affordable housing crisis.
- Inland Action urges support for the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees’ 2018-19 budget plan to ensure the CSU and its local San Bernardino campus continue to produce skilled college graduates to meet the State’s and region’s workforce needs.
- Inland Action urges support for full funding of the University of California’s 2018-19 budget request to expand access for California students.
- Inland Action supports Proposition 68, California Parks, Environment and Water Bond, to protect our water and natural areas.
- Inland Action supports AB 1905 (Grayson), Green Transportation Development Act, to prevent duplicative lawsuits from holding up transportation projects.
- Inland Action opposes SB 623 (Monning), the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, unless amended, which would assist communities and individual domestic well owners who lack access to safe drinking water, unless amended to find a workable and equitable financial solution.
- Inland Action supports administrative, legislative, and funding actions that ensure more reliable long-term water delivery for the State Water Project, including the implementation of California WaterFix and California EcoRestore.
- Inland Action urges the California Water Commission to allocate funds for water storage projects supported by Proposition 1, in particular the Sites Reservoir.
- Inland Action opposes provisions in the State Budget Proposal which erode funding for health care programs that maintain access to care.
- Inland Action supports AB-1795 (Gipson), which would allow specified patients to be transported directly to community care facilities.
- Inland Action supports AB 2112 (Santiago), which would provide for development of a statewide community-based behavioral health crisis response plan.
- Inland Actions supports AB 2446 (Obernolte) which would increase the number of judges in the Fourth Appellate District to eight with an appropriation of $1.202m and would fund ten of fifty authorized judgeships statewide and accompanying staff with an appropriation of $14.813m.
- Inland Action supports the Governor’s proposed budget allocation for the judiciary.
- Inland Action opposes AB 1759 (McCarty) as it diverts voter approved transportation funds to proposed new housing programs.
The group discussed the issues presented.
The 2018 priorities for state advocacy will be:
- Inland Action strongly supports the Governor’s proposed budget allocation for the judiciary, and AB 2446 which would increase the number of judges in the Fourth Appellate District to eight with an appropriation of $1.202m and would fund ten of fifty authorized judgeships and accompanying staff statewide with an appropriation of $14.813m.
- Inland Action supports legislation to improve services and care for the mentally ill, specifically AB 1795, AB 2112, and possibly SB 1045.
- Inland Action supports legislation which will address the housing crisis in California for working families and the homeless, including AB 1905 and AB 1406.
Meeting adjourned at 8:25 a.m.