Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Open Board of Directors Meeting
San Bernardino Community College District
114 S. Del Rosa Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Present: Rigo Bejarano, Carole Beswick, Ann Bryan, Rachelle Bussell, Ken Coate, Scott Davis, Louis Goodwin, Scott Hofferber, Matthew Isaac, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, Bill Lemann, Temetry Lindsey, Sue McKee, John Mirau, Bev Powell, John Prentice, Brian Reider, Jan Remm, Kristine Scott, Wendy Strack, Carlos Valdez and Steve von Rajcs.
Guests: Robbie Broedow, Sheriff John McMahon, Vicki Ostermann and Todd Warden
Announcements: 1) A meeting for the steering committee on Visioning of San Bernardino & Riverside Counties (headed by Ron Loveridge) will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Contact Mark Kaenel for more information. 2) Cal State San Bernardino will hold its Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards on November 10, 2015 at the Riverside Convention Center. Member Temetry Lindsey, Inland Behavioral and Health Services is a finalist in the Social Entrepreneur category.
M/S/P: Minutes from October 6, 2015.
Carlos Valdez introduced San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman.
Curt Hagman began his local government experience as a Parks/Recreation Commissioner in Chino Hills. This experience sparked a growing passion for public service. Curt was elected to the Chino Hills City Council in 2004 and later served as Mayor. In 2008 he was elected to the California Assembly to represent the 55th District. Wanting to get back to local government he was elected as County Supervisor for the 4th District in 2014. Supervisor Hagman is a business man at heart and owns Apex Bail Bonds with 3 offices in Southern California.
In addition representing the Fourth District on San Bernardino County’s Board of Supervisors, Curt is a member on the Board Directors for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), OmniTrans, and the San Bernardino County Associated Governments (SANBAG).
He stated that the County Supervisors are working together as a team for the region. Currently they are working conceptually on a countywide Wi-Fi network for government services. The dedicated network would offer better access to many services and cost savings to the public. The one stop service and remote access has great potential and could make real improvements in services to our residents.
Supervisor Hagman was an active participant to restore the Ontario International Airport to local control. He looks forward to the official document signing expected in the next few weeks. They will work on lowering landing fees and attracting additional carriers. Supervisor Hagman would also like to see freight traffic expanded at Ontario and develop the available 800 acres. Implementation of new management and staff will take time but the airport is a key element in the region’s economy with hotels, restaurants and business.
The Supervisor stated he is “torn” regarding toll roads. The county residents have already been taxed for the roads and he favors the gas tax revenue be dedicated to transportation rather than the general fund.
Curt’s prior service at both the local and state levels, as well as his experience as a small business owner, provide him with valuable insight into the issues facing his constituency.
A Q & A period followed.
Meeting adjourned at 8:29 a.m.