Minutes from May 24, 2016 Member Only Board Meeting-Debrief Sacramento trip

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Member Only Board of Directors Meeting

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



Present: Tom Brickley, Ken Coate, Louis Goodwin, Scott Hofferber, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, Pam Langford, Bill Lemann, Sue McKee, John Mirau, John Prentice, Brian Reider, Jan Remm, Kristine Scott and Ray Wolfe.

Announcements:  1) A coalition of business and civic leaders from Riverside and San Bernardino counties with the Brookings Institution will meet on Wednesday, June 8 for a public dialogue about the future of the Inland Southern California region. The meeting will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Orton Center at the University of Redlands, 1200 E. Colton Ave.  Please Rsvp to david.willmon@ucr.edu  2) A program called “Greener Valleys 2016” sponsored by Move I.E., Cal Poly Pomona & Move L.A. will be held on Monday, June 13 at the Kellogg West Conference Center on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona, 3801 West Temple Ave., Pomona. The event from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. features speakers Ray Wolfe, Hasan Ikhrata, James Ramos, Ron Loveridge and more. Please Rsvp to http://greenervalleys2016-movela.nationbuilder.com/ 3) California State University has begun a social media campaign to push for CSU funding called #standwithCSU.  Red framed sunglasses with the #stand with CSU slogan will be handed out to legislators to wear on the Senate and Assembly floors.  As a sign of support, photos of students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends will be taken wearing the sunglasses.  Photos of willing Inland Action members who support CSU will be taken after the meeting.

M/S/P: Minutes from May 10, 2016.

This year Inland Action had its largest delegation attend the Sacramento advocacy trip (21) and Chairman Mark Kaenel expressed his appreciation for the committee work and the groups’ participation.


The group discussed individual appointments and feedback from meetings.


Appointments with staffers from Assembly Member Garcia and Assembly member Rodriguez’s office were disappointing as the staffers seemed uninformed and unprepared. The group discussed the benefit of getting our position papers earlier so that it can be reviewed in advance by staff.

There were many positive comments about the leave behind booklet. Assembly member Cheryl Brown suggested we include a list of the legislation we support or oppose at the beginning of the booklet.

Members that met with Assembly member Chad Mayes expressed that they were impressed by his engagement and mutual concerns in the region. Assembly member Jay Obernolte was very well versed on all issues.  He mentioned a potential opportunity for reform and negotiating for cap and trade dollars when the current legislation expires in 2020.  Additionally he stated that he is putting legislation together for Judgeship funding.  Senator Mike Morrell commented that the amount that California State University is asking for “seems reasonable.”   Senator Richard Roth was very attentive.  Members commented that he cares and it shows.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.