Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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, Tom Brickley, Ken Coate, Scott Hofferber, Matthew Isaac, Lowell King, Temetry Lindsey, John Mirau, Dan Murphy, John Prentice, Brian Reider, Jan Remm, Kristine Scott, Paul Shimoff, Phil Waller and Ray Wolfe.
Announcements: 1) SANBAG will make a presentation on the Express Lanes to the City of Fontana at 7:00p.m. tonight. Representation from Inland Action was requested. 2) A meeting last week with Assemblymember Cheryl Brown was productive and she expressed appreciation for the groups’ support of her bill (AB914) which grants authority to implement an express lane program. Much negativity remains and she encouraged participation in the Fontana meeting tonight. 3) A second reading of proposed member Cal Bev was announced. David Thorp, Sr. Gov. Affairs would serve as the member and Jessica Borek would serve as the alternate. The membership will vote next week on June 9, 2015.
The University of Redlands has requested Kevin Dyerly, Vice President of Enrollment serve as their new alternate representative.
M/S/P: University of Redlands Alternate will be Kevin Dyerly
Letters of support have been requested from Inland Action.
M/S/P: The following letters of support:
- SANBAG for their application for TIFIA funds for passenger rail
- UCR School of Public Policy for their visioning efforts of San Bernardino & Riverside Counties
- The City of Yucaipa for improvements on County Line Road in Yucaipa
The members present discussed a potential tour of Garner Holt Productions located San Bernardino on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Garner Holt Productions is a manufacturer of animatronics & animatronic figures and special effects. Members had positive feedback on the recent tour of the Amazon Fulfillment Center and expressed a good deal of interest in participating on this future tour. A tour of the Garner Holt facility will be planned in lieu of a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. More information will be available soon.
The appointments during the Sacramento trip on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19, 2015 were discussed and the trip summarized.
The meeting with the California Water Resources Board was informative and they were generous with their time.
They expressed acknowledgement and concern that their communications with the general public about the drought needs improvement. They stressed that the emergency is this summer and cuts need to be made now for the upcoming months.
A majority of legislators agreed that AB 357 (Chiu) predictable scheduling mandate is very poorly written and although well intentioned will likely not pass.
Meetings with Assembly Members Mark Steinorth and Chad Mayes were productive. Both are moderate republicans that know how to cross the political aisle. Assembly Member Steinorth enjoyed joining the group for dinner Monday evening expressed his appreciation for the invitation.
Senator Roth was appreciative of Inland Action support of the Senators bill (SB 229) which would appropriate funds for 10 Superior Court judgeships. All agreed that there are many challenges to get all the support needed.
June Clark, Deputy Legislative Secretary expressed that she believes that there is little likelihood that any funds would be appropriated for judgeships right now.
The meeting with Senator Mike Morrell was tense and unusually awkward. Chairman Mark Kaenel spoke with him the following day. The Senator expressed his appreciation for the follow-up call and stated that he values his relationship with Inland Action and will continue to work with the group going forward.
Meeting adjourned at 8:34a.m.