Minutes from October 3, 2017 Member Only Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

 Member Only Board of Directors Meeting

   Norton Event Center
1601 E. Third St., Suite 138
San Bernardino, CA 92408



Present:  Deborah Barmack, Tom Brickley, Mike Burrows, Rachelle Busell, Ken Coate, Kevin Dyerly, Sandra Espadas, Scott Hofferber, Bill Lemann, P.T. McEwen, Dan Murphy, Vikki Osterman and Steve von Rajcs.
Guests:  Matt Kane (Cota, Cole & Huber)

Announcements: 1) On Friday, September 29, 2017 officials from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Goodwill Southern California and the City of San Bernardino gathered at the Goodwill Inland Empire campus to announce a $3.4 million grant from San Manuel to Goodwill for the #SBWorks initiative that aims to put 1,580 people to work within greater San Bernardino in the next three years.  A job fair was held immediately following the announcement.  Future job recruitment efforts will be announced. 2)  Ken Coate reported that the Board of the Metropolitan Water District will decide on October 11th if they will support the California WaterFix.

Ray Wolfe, Presiding

M/S/P: Minutes from September 26, 2017.

The organization’s membership was reviewed. There are currently 55 members 3 of which may not continue membership.  Outreach and contact personnel for each was discussed.  Per the Inland Action policy, membership of public entities should not exceed 15% of the total membership.  At this time Inland Action has achieved the 15% public membership as specified in the bylaws.

A draft of the 2018 schedule of meetings was discussed.

  • The group agreed that another joint meeting with the Monday Morning Group would be beneficial to identify like issues. Tentative plans will be made to hold this meeting at the Mission Inn, Riverside in January 2018.
  • Member only meetings dedicated to committee work have been helpful. Numerous conference rooms are available in the building that Committees may use.
  • Meetings in the West End have been very successful and should continue. We have averaged one meeting every quarter. The meeting location is liked as it has ample parking and is easily accessible from the freeway.
  • The West End reception is being discussed by the ad hoc committee.

Lobbyist Leticia White had suggested that Inland Action consider working on both State and Federal platforms at the same time in order to circulate Inland Action Federal issues prior to the May visit to Washington, D.C. Inland Action committees will consider both State and Federal issues when they begin committee work in January.  State issues will be finalized, but Federal issues will be developed as a draft.

A list of west end meeting guests was reviewed and discussed as were prospective members.

Meeting adjourned at 8:17 a.m.