Minutes from October 1, 2013-Closed Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Closed Board of Directors Meeting

  San Bernardino Community College District

 114 S. Del Rosa Drive

 San Bernardino, CA 92408


Present:  Dimitrios Alexiou, Don Averill, Deborah Barmack, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Ken Coate, Dick Hart, Scott Hofferber, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, Sue McKee, John Mirau, Tom Nightingale, Bev Powell, John Prentice, Susan Rice, Paul Shimoff, Steve von Rajcs, Phil Waller, A.J. Wilson, and Ray Wolfe.

Guests:  Paul Granillo  

Announcements: 1) The San Bernardino Unifies School District asks the members of Inland Action to join them on November 1, 2013 from 9-11 a.m. for community engagement activities.  The SBCUD has approved their Strategic Plan and are in the Community Engagement phase of the plan.  The meeting will be held at the National Orange Show, Orange Pavilion located at 689 South E Street.  Please Rsvp before Monday, October 28, 2013 by calling (909) 381-1250.  

M/S/P: Minutes from September 24, 2013 

San Bernardino Associated Governments is considering including toll lanes in the Inland Empire to relieve congestion.  Inland Action is aware of the critical nature of the studies currently being completed for improvements to I-10 and I-15.  The Inland Action Transportation Committee has been working on a strategy to educate and express support of toll lanes. They have planned an event to inform and engage business and community leaders about the proposed toll lane options for the freeway system.  The event will focus on education and an open exchange of ideas.   

The key note speaker will be Jim Wolfe, from the Florida Department of Transportation.  Mr. Wolfe will share his experiences with the successful toll roads in Florida where initially the community and elected officials were heavily opposed.  Various activities focusing on educating business are planned and include a panel of diverse speakers moderated by Fran Inman, California Transportation Commission.  The event which includes lunch will be held at California State University, San Bernardino on November 6, 2013 from noon to 2:30p.m.  The cost will be $35.00 per person.

Discussion ensued. 

A business coalition for Express Lanes (toll lanes) will be needed.  Information about toll lanes and the planned event (in draft format) was shared by the members present.  A signup sheet for the business coalition in support of toll lanes was given to the members present.  Finalized copies of the documents will be distributed via e-mail to all members shortly.  Discussion ensued. 

Phil Waller reported on the meeting with Mayor Morris.  

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.