Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Closed Board of Directors Meeting
San Bernardino Community College District
114 S. Del Rosa Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Present: Dimitrios Alexiou, Deborah Barmack, Carole Beswick, Ken Coate, Bill Easley, Ron Griffin, Scott Hofferber, Mark Kaenel, Pam Langford, Temetry Lindsey, Brian Reider, Susan Rice, Kristine Scott, Phil Waller, Janet Weder, A.J. Wilson and Ray Wolfe.
Announcements: 1)The quarterlymeeting of the League of California Cities will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation & Training Center. The dinner meeting and presentation begins at 5:00 p.m. For more information or to register please contact Donna.kendrena@CityofRC.us or phone (909) 477-2700 ext 2015. 2) A new member luncheon will be planned in June. 3) The Executive committee members are reminded that there is a meeting with Mayor Davis on Friday, May 16, 2014 in his office at 8:oo a.m.
M/S/P: Minutes from May 6, 2014
Each Inland Action Committee presented and members discussed the following state issues.
- Support SB 1190 which would fund the fifty judge positions authorized by the California legislature in 2007.
- Urge addition of $95 million to the Governor’s proposed budget to provide for attainment of higher education goals in California.
- Urge repeal of the 11% pending reduction to the Cal Grant program for private, non-profit institutions because it is critical instrument for increasing educational access for California residents.
- Support AB 1318 (Bonilla) which would establish set amounts for Cal Grant awards for students attending California private, non-profit colleges and universities.
- Support indexing the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program funding formula to California’s minimum wage to resolve the unintended impact of minimum wage increases on ASES Programs.
- Support relocation of the El Monte California Air Resources Board facility to UC Riverside.
- Support AB 2280 (Alejo) creating Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities because provides a new redevelopment a tool that can assist with addressing the challenges faced by California’s most disadvantaged and poorest areas.
- Support SB 1129 (Stienberg) because it addresses several important issues affecting redevelopment dissolution.
- Opposed to AB 2415 (Ting) which would require anyone who represents a taxpayer and communicates directly with any county official relating to the assessment of any taxable property to register with the Secretary of State.
- Inland Action advocates for an inclusive and comprehensive approach to addressing the needs of all the participating water agencies, as well as adequately protecting endangered species, to form a balanced plan to enhance the needs of all stakeholders in the Upper Santa Ana River Habitat Conservation and Santa Ana Sucker Area.
- Support funding for above- and below-ground storage, as well as habitat restoration in the Delta.
- Oppose AB 503 (Wieckowski and Bonta) because it imposes vague and subjective standards on non-profit hospitals and new, unnecessary requirements on non-profit multispecialty clinics.
- Support AB 1805 (Skinner and Pan) because it halts retroactive cuts to distinct-part skilled-nursing facilities.
- Inland Action support greater investments from the Cap and Trade Program in local transit projects which can help meet Sustainable Communities Strategies greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements and that project selection and program allocations are best done at the local level.
Members present were asked to choose three priorities. Funding of judges, higher education access and water issues will be the 2014 state priorities.
The appointment request list for Sacramento was reviewed and members were asked to assist with contacts.
Meeting adjourned at 8:32a.m.