Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Member Only Board of Directors Meeting
San Bernardino Community College District
114 S. Del Rosa Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Present: Don Averill, Deborah Barmack, Peter Barmack, Carole Beswick, Matt Buck, Scott Davis, Louis Goodwin, Fran Inman, Matthew Isaac, Jay Jimenez, Erik Johnson, Tim Johnson, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, Pam Langford, Temetry Lindsey, John Prentice, Kristine Scott, Carlos Valdez, Phil Waller and Hassan Webb.
Announcements: 1) Greg Devereaux, CEO, County of San Bernardino will be the speaker on Wednesday, May 13 for the Randall Lewis Seminar Series that will be held at the UCR Extension Center, Room E. The free seminar titled The San Bernardino Countywide Vision: A Community Building Its Future will begin at 5:30p.m.. Rsvp to https://research.ucr.edu/event/register/register.aspx . 2) The Community Foundation will hold a gathering on Wednesday, May 27 to begin shaping a multi-sector, regional collaboration aimed at developing a regional initiative to pursue & win major funding. The event will be held at San Bernardino Valley College Business Conference Center from 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. Please use the link to register http://academygo.memberzone.com/events/details/developing-a-regional-initiative-to-pursue-win-major-funding-641 3) Inland Action will present a series of speakers focused on “businesses that have made a difference in our region”. Suggestions for speakers should be directed to Deborah or Carole. 4) A meeting later today will be held with IEEP leaders to discuss their support of express lanes. 5) Cal Bev has been proposed for membership. David Thorp, Sr. Gov. Affairs would serve as the member and Jessica Borek would serve as the alternate.
M/S/P: Minutes from May 5, 2015
Each Inland Action Committee presented and members discussed the following state issues.
- Inland Action opposes AB 357 (Chiu), Predictable Scheduling Mandate/Protected Leave of Absence as it harms both employers and employees and imposes unworkable constraints on food and retail sales establishments.
- Inland Action supports AB 35 (Chiu), Low Income Housing Tax Credit as it will significantly increase the resources available to create and preserve affordable housing.
- Inland Action supports the California State University and University of California requests for an additional $97m each in State funding.
- Inland Action supports AB 831 (Bonilla) because it increases Cal Grant funding for low income students attending private non-profit colleges and universities.
- Inland Action supports differential fee funding in community colleges, especially for costly career technical programs.
- Inland Action supports a statewide facilities bond for community colleges.
- Inland Action is concerned that the “one-size-fits-all solution does not adequately recognize work being done by water agencies and municipalities.
- Inland Action strongly supports the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and applauds the Governor’s efforts to move forward with the project.
- Inland Action supports AB 1074 (Garcia) as the California Energy Commission’s plan would guide necessary infrastructure development to reach our air quality and GHG emission reduction goals quickly and cost-effectively.
- Inland Action supports AB 857 (Perea) to provide incentives to increase deployment of clean trucks in California and to improve air quality.
- Inland Action supports AB 291 (Medina) as it would reduce confusion and administrative burdens under current California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) notification requirements for multi-county water projects and would require local agencies to submit a CEQA notice of determination to the Office of Planning and Research to be posted on the CEQAnet website.
- Inland Action supports additional funding for the Santa Ana River Conservancy Program.
- Inland Action supports SB 229 (Roth) which would appropriate funds for 10 of 50 approved but unfunded Superior Court judgeships in high need counties (San Bernardino, Riverside, Kern) and would add one appellate court judge in the 4th Appellate District.
- Inland Action requests that the Governor specify in his budget that the funding of the thirty percent (30%) increase in funding for trial courts as specified in the Workload Allocation Funding Methodology (WAFM) be implemented as planned in the agreed upon time frame.
- Inland Action opposes SB 682 (Leno) as it limits services that may be provided efficiently by contractors in outlying areas of large counties.
- Inland Action supports AB 914 (Brown) granting San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) authority to implement an express lane program on Interstate 10 (I-10) and Interstate 15 (I-15) in the County of San Bernardino.
- Inland Action supports continued development of a comprehensive strategy to generate a sufficient and dependable revenue source to address the massive backlog of maintenance on State highways.
Members present were asked to choose three priorities. The following will be the 2015 state priorities.
- Support SB 229 (Roth) Provides funding of judges
- Support AB 914 allowing SANBAG to operate express lanes
- Opposition AB 357 (Chiu) Penalizes employers of retail & food workers if they do not give a minimum two week notice of the work schedule to their employees.
The appointment request list for Sacramento was reviewed and members were asked to assist with contacts.
Meeting adjourned at 8:32a.m.