Minutes from September 6, 2011

Closed Board of Directors
San Bernardino Community College District
114 S. Del Rosa Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408


 Present:  Pete Aguilar, Dimitrios Alexiou, Carole Beswick, Ann Bryan, Mike Burrows, Ray Gonzalez, Dick Hart, Mark Kaenel, Neil Macready, Charlie Ng, Mike Page, John Prentice, Larry Sharp, Christina Bivona-Tellez, Steve von Rajcs, Phil Waller and Stan Weisser.
Guest: Tim Sabo

Announcements:  1) Robert Weisenmiller, Chair of the California Energy Commission will be visiting the Inland Empire at the end of September.  Inland Action will pursue and coordinate an opportunity to meet with him. 

 M/S/P: Minutes of the July 26, 2011 meeting

SBIA Update

Mike Burrows summarized the events and findings since the Grand Jury report prepared by consultants Harvey M. Rose Associates, LLC (HMR) was released on June 30, 2011.  They have responded in writing to the each of the concerns and recommendations.  They have also clarified and corrected errors that were presented in the HMR report.   SBAA is a public body.  Open dialogue, comment, and criticism are both required and welcomed.  SBIAA staff are prepared to incorporate suggestions into public discussions with the SBIAA Commission and others.  The Grand Jury report, the Cal State Economic and Social Impact Study and press releases are all posted on their web site.  http://www.sbdairport.com/our_organization/pressreleases.htm

The California Redistricting Commission adopted final district maps for Congressional, State Assembly, State Senate and Board of Equalization districts on August 15, 2011.  The final maps were compared to the Inland Action submission and summarized.  Challenges to the final maps were discussed.  The Supreme Court of California requires electronic submission of petition and related documents challenging electoral maps certified by the Citizens Redistricting commission within 45 days of certification.  It is believed that there is a good chance the Commission’s maps will hold up under scrutiny in part due to the open and transparent process mandated and adhered to by the Citizens Commission and the amount of funding needed to present a serious challenge.  For more information please see the California Citizens Redistricting Commission web site at http://wedrawthelines.ca.gov/

A membership update was given by Carole Beswick.  Inland Action has had 4 resignations and one merger of members that combined will create a budget shortfall for 2011.   Current members are encouraged to suggest new members.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 a.m.