LBCCD Board Meeting – September 11, 2019

– Good evening everyone, we’d like to get
started, if you could please take your seats so we can begin. – They surely know it’s 9/11. I mean I don’t know how. – Yes. – This is, you’ll hear. – All right everybody we’d like to begin,
it is 5:31. And I would like to call today’s meeting to
order. Thank you so much. So I’d like to call this meeting to order,
reconvene into open session. And we’d like to begin with the pledge of
allegiance, and before I do that, I’d like to have a moment of silence in honor of today
being September 11th. I actually had a guest that was scheduled
to be here today to lead us in the flag salute, somebody from American Gold Star Manor in
West Long Beach, who had close ties to September 11th, and at the last minute was just unable
to come and I reached out to a few there people trying to find somebody, but it was just too
short notice, so what I’d like to do, and I’m sorry for putting you on the spot, I’d
like to ask our very own Jeff Wood to please lead us in the flag salute, he’s got an incredible
patriotic flag on, so that’s why I’m asking him to do that, thank you Jeff. – [All] I pledge allegiance to the flag of
the United States of America. And to the Republic for which it stands one
nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. – If you could please join me in a brief moment
of silence. Thank you. Madam secretary, please take roll. – Virginia Baxter? – Here. – Vivian Malauulu. – Here. – Uduak-Joe Ntuk. – Here. – Doug Otto. – Here. – Sunny Zia. – Here. – Donnell Jones. – Here. – At this time, I would like to report on
closed session items. We will resume the matter of student discipline
education code section 72122 of student number one. The board has heard discussion in closed session
and has deliberated. – President Malauulu, I would now make a motion
that the board expel student number one from all colleges, campuses, and centers of the
Long Beach City College district. Is there a second? – Second. – We have a motion and a second, and because
of the nature of the item, there will be no discussion here, all discussion has happened
during closed session, so at this time, I’d like to call for a vote please. All those, does the student trustee need to
be included in this? All right all those in favor of the expulsion,
please say aye. – Aye. – Any opposed? The motion carries, thank you. And the other closed session items were discussion
items only, and we do have two additional items that we will have to reconvene to after
this meeting, we had a pretty extensive closed-session agenda, so we will have to go back into closed
session at the conclusion of this meeting. Alright at this time, we’re gonna move on
the agenda. To public comments on agenda items, we do
have some public comments and the public is allowed to address the board before consideration
of any item, and here we’ve got, I’m gonna call your name and if you could be so kind
as to line up there behind the microphone please. Melissa Hernandez, Elijah Avery, Stephen Contreras,
John Hannah, and Ron Miller, please step forward. Welcome, and thank you. Melissa, are you here, come on up please,
there you go. After Melissa will be Elijah. – Hello everyone. Okay first of all I’m really nervous, this
is the first time doing something like this. So I’m here speaking for the cannabis community,
you know that it’s important to get education out there, to teach them about the safety,
whereabouts to get your cannabis clean and nothing that has chemicals that would hurt
your health. And also because I’m a parent myself, so sometimes
I even struggle myself to talk about it and to other people so that’s why I go to classes
and I’d like to get education, and I’d like to share it as well what I learned. Do you have any questions for me? – Thank you Melissa. – Thank you Melissa for your comments. Elijah? – Hello, so I was born, and I live in Whittier,
California but I’m very passionate about the cannabis community and seeing what Long Beach
has been doing in the cannabis space with the regulated mark has been really galvanizing
and exciting for me. In my community, cannabis has been very polarizing. Either you believed it made halos and unicorns
fall out of the sky, and it healed every ailment known to man, or it was the devil’s lettuce
and it put holes in your brain. And we’ve never really had transparent conversations,
at least where I’m from about how cannabis affects my community, affects me as a person,
affects the previous generations and the future generations. And so I think having transparent conversations
and education for this generation and forward could be really powerful, because cannabis
isn’t going anywhere. It’s here to stay, and I’d love to be able
to have more honest conversations about it with the people around me. So thank you. – Thank you very much. Steven Contreras? – Hello thank you for your time, my name is
Steven Contreras, I’m community outreach director for the Long Beach Collective Association. We have a thriving community here in Long
Beach. We have a community that wants to get into
this developing industry, they want workforce development, and we have a social equity program
designed to give people job placements, but these placements have no training. There is no base training in this industry,
and I feel that it starts here at the community college level, and I think it would be a great
opportunity for the entire city and specifically for Long Beach City College to lead this,
so thank you for your time and consideration, have a good evening. – Thank you very much. Mr. John Hannah? – Madam President, if I may, I’d like to defer
to Ron Miller to go before me, and it’ll shorten my comments. – Absolutely. Mr. Ron Miller? – Thank you, good evening madam president,
trustees, staff, and Superintendent Romali. I’m Ron Miller, executive secretary of the
LA Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council. And I’m here tonight to voice my support for
the amendment for the community and student workforce project agreement. I gotta say that your staff has done an excellent
job and I wanna thank each and every trustee for their input on this, I think it’s been
a very transparent process, your staff is not easy negotiators, but we think we have
a very good tentative agreement that takes care of both sides. And is quite the milestone for labor agreements,
does go out and it covers all your bond work. And that’s a good thing. I gotta tell you, I just got off the phone
with Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell, he’s leading the charge up in the state for the
state bond, and he told me to let you know that he’s got $2 billion planned for the community
college, we just gotta get it voted on by the voters of California. So we’ve got our work cut out for us in the
future, and I’m sure $2 billion may not be a lot when it’s spread across the state. And I also wanna speak about the apprenticeship
readiness program that we have partnered with you, very proud to say we got over 80 placements
into the trades, those folks from your community have been put into good middle-class jobs,
good careers, lifelong careers that are gonna have good pay, medical benefits, and a modest
pension when it’s time for them to retire. So these are all good things, and it all goes
together in this package, so we’re very proud and hope you support it tonight, thank you. – Thank you very much. Come on back Mr. Hannah. – John Hannah representing the Southwest Carpenters,
Madam President, board members, and President Romali, I wanna join in Ron Miller’s comments,
that’s primarily. And the only other thing I would say is that
I wanna thank the board members who are here when the original bond was passed, or the
original community and student workforce agreement was passed, and this extension will be for
all of you who will support it, is really a milestone in saying, we are committed to
student success, because what is student success? It is matriculating them, sometimes to a four
year university, but also it’s getting them into a carer, not a job, but a career that
will pay them a living wage that will make sure that they are not a burden on society,
that they have a pension, that they have healthcare. This is the private sector at work, and you’re
enabling that to happen by having this program. You’re gonna have Long Beach students who
if they go into the construction trades will be a financial success, and hopefully they’re
gonna be able to afford to live in Long Beach and Lakewood and to be able to participate
as active community members because they won’t necessarily have to drive all the way to Los
Angeles or San Diego or the Inland Empire in order to get the good paying jobs that
they so richly deserve. So I would say that if you’re measuring student
success you have to look at what the endpoint is. You’re having people who are earning while
they are learning, and they’re matriculate into an apprentice program in one of the trades,
and from there, they’ll be set for life. For as long as they can work, so thank you
for working for student success in this manner, and again I just wanna reiterate, I join in
Ron Miller’s comments, thanks. – Thank you very much. And we do have one additional speaker, is
that Kennedy Antwon? Come on up Kennedy. – That was beautiful thank you for that. My name’s Antwon Kennedy, Long Beach native,
I’m here on behalf of the LBCA, I’m an intern and active in the community. Even though some progressive universities
offer cannabis education courses, higher education has yet to catch up to legalization efforts. An incredible amount of new research and information
is coming out about this plan and it’s beginning to feel like the more we learn the less we
know. I would appreciate it if you guys take it
in consideration, thank you. – Thank you very much. Any additional speakers madam secretary, or
we got them all? All right thank you, we as a board really
do appreciate any public comment that we receive, either on agenda or non-agenda items, and
we do take heed to the public opinion. So thank you for your time for coming in and
speaking in favor or against agenda items or items that we discuss. Moving on to item 2.6, this is an exciting
part of our program, we are welcoming new faculty. So I will defer this to Vice President Scott
who will then defer it to our academic senate president and hopefully it won’t be deferred
again after that. – Thank you President Malauulu. Yes having the new faculty here is one of
the best meetings of the year and we are so happy to see you, and I do defer to the academic
senate president and the faculty professional development leader my colleague here Jeri
Florence to introduce the new faculty, thank you. – Thank you, good evening Superintendent President
Dr. Romali, Board President Malauulu, members of the board, LBCC administrative team, faculty,
classified colleagues and students. My name is Jeri Florence and it has been my
good fortune to have served the last five years as the faculty professional development
coordinator. In this role I’ve had the most wonderful opportunity
of working annually with our new faculty cohorts. This fall Long Beach City College welcomed
14 new members into the ranks of tenure-track faculty. They are enthusiastic, motivated, dedicated
and ready to inspire the lives of the students in their classrooms. In mid August they participated in two full
days of orientation held on both the liberal arts and the Pacific Coast campuses, and they
also took advantage of Canvas training. They will continue their professional growth
by attending college culture Friday programs throughout their first year on campus. In the last five years, the college has embraced
175 new faculty, that is an amazing number. This infusion of creative ideas, content,
expertise, passion for student success and commitment to this institution that they now
are an integral part of assures us that the best days at Long Beach City College are still
ahead of us. I’m going to ask this year’s new cohort to
stand and make your way to the podium please. So I know that the board, you are aware that
a fun tradition began a couple of years ago, each of the cohorts in order to distinguish
themselves from one another and to make their mark as the newest faculty on campus, have
put their heads together to select a clever moniker that embraces their unique spot in
the college’s history. You remember being introduced to the fabulous
42, the top pick 36, the worth the wait 48, the 27 who became three cubed, and the elite
eight. When this group first came on campus, one
of the things they noticed is that no matter where they went, no matter who they spoke
to, no matter who spoke to them, they were getting their pictures taken at every opportunity. So they have selected a name that will remind
them of all the times they’ve been in front of the camera, so tonight let me introduce
you to, it’s really a pleasure and a treat to introduce you to the photogenic 14. – You will never live that down. – So they’re gonna tell you their names, and
the departments in which they work. – Hello, my name is Leslie Forehand, and I
am in the architecture program. – My name is Greg Ling, and I’m advanced transportation
technology. – Hi my name is Vincent Calip and I’m part
of Computer and Office Studies. – Hi Matt Montegary, Math and Engineering. – Hi, my name is Christopher Kehrier, I’m
working in Life Sciences. – Hello my name is Priscilla Bravo Arias,
and I’m in Life Sciences. – Good evening everyone, my name is Donna
Coe and I am in the vocational nursing department. – Hello my name is Shaheen Johnson and I’m
in the sociology department. – Hello my name is Aaron Fay, and I’m serving
in the life sciences department. – Hello my name is Jessica Frank, and I’m
in sign language. – Hi, my name is Lisette Rodriguez, and I
am in the sociology department. – Hi everyone my name is Hayarpi Nersisyan,
and I’m in the counseling and student support services. – Hello everyone my name is Cristina Gutierrez,
and I am in the counseling department. – Hello everyone, my name is Mitzie Garcia
and I am in Allied Health department. – So before closing, I’d like to give a special
recognition to our faculty professional development senior office assistant. Oh did you guys need to take a picture first,
I’m sorry, I left him. – You guys cannot go yet. Jeri you go ahead and continue, we’ll take
a picture, and then the board is gonna say a few words. So you guys gotta stay. – You’ll take a picture of the photogenic. – Yeah the photos will continue. – I didn’t want you to miss an opportunity,
I apologize for leaping ahead. I would like to give speical recognition to
our faculty and professional development senior office assistant, Catherine Concado, or as
she’s lovingly referred to not only me, but all of the previous faculty, new faculty cohorts
across the campus, Catherine the Great. That should give you an idea of how important
she is not only to all of us, the new faculty, but to me in particular. A small plug, Catherine is an alum of Long
Beach City College, where she served as the president ambassador prior to transferring
to UC Berkeley where she earned her degree. So Catherine where are you and let me thank
you. I’d like to thank the vice president of academic
affairs Dr. Kathy Scott, and the Vice President of student support services, Dr. Mike Munoz
for those participation in the hiring process last spring, and for joining us the first
morning of new faculty orientation to welcome the newest members of the Viking family. A big thank you to Dr. Reagan Romali who joined
us the next morning at PCC for breakfast and conversation. For the new faculty to have the superintendent
president all to themselves as she shared her vision for Long Beach City College, her
passion for the students we serve, and her enthusiasm for the faculty in the classroom,
was indeed special and a highlight of their first day on campus. They are the newest members of her fan club. LBCC’s comprehensive new faculty orientation
program is due to the ongoing commitment of the academic senate. Of the responsibilities that are entrusted
to them by the board, faculty professional development is one that they are truly proud
of and dedicated to. Under the strong leadership of the academic
senate, the personal and professional growth of all faculty is championed. Finally I would like to thank board secretary
Jackie Hahn, who’s efforts behind the scenes always provide this opportunity for us to
introduce the new faculty, not only to the board, but to the campus community. Jackie I appreciate all that you do. And on behalf of faculty professional development
and the academic senate, I thank you, and I welcome the new 14, the photogenic 14. – Okay so at this time, we’re gonna take a
photo with the photogenic 14. So Jerome I know you can hear me, come on
out. So we’re gonna have the board stand behind
you, Jerome is gonna face us, you’ll be facing that way, we’ll take a picture and then maybe
we’ll take more pictures after that, who knows. Jean Duran. Thank you Jerome, thank you everyone. So at this time, you may take your seat, welcome,
and then we’re gonna open it up, the board I’m sure will make some remarks for you to
remember forever. – Thank you President Malauulu, I just wanna
say welcome, I see a number of hourly people who have now received full time status. As a former hourly teacher, I wanna congratulate
you and I wanna congratulate everybody, but in particular the hourly people, Greg Ling
I know you’re hourly, I’m not sure of anybody else, but I know it’s a rigorous process to
go through and get hired at LBCC and we appreciate it and we’re glad you’re here. – Thank you, I wanted to also echo Trustee
Baxter’s comments and welcome you. You are indeed photogenic, what a beautiful
crowd you are and I’m so grateful to see such great diversity that represents our student
populations, both from all ages and also the wide gamut that you represent. I’m also grateful to see people with math
and STEM background and discipline as I am one, to see more of your major be represented
and us hiring you. And before you know it you’ll get tenured,
I mean Trustee Baxter and I have been on this board for five years, and it’s just like it
was yesterday that we welcomed new faculty and then we go to the May reception for their
tenure celebration. So welcome aboard, it’s an honor having you,
it’s an honor serving you, and thank you. – Sure thanks. Well congratulations, we’re very excited to
have you here. I must say that I did a slight stutter step
when they said the photogenic 14 and then I had to stand up and take a picture with
you, I thought we’re being outranked here somehow, but it’s exciting to have you here,
Long Beach City College is a wonderful place to be in education. It is particular true right now, there’s so
much excitement and energy going on, and you’re all a part of that now. The one thing I would counsel you is take
advantage of the opportunities that you will have in the next year with professional development
because it gives you a chance to get to know the way things are done here, it gives you
a chance to know each other better and it’s a great opportunity. So congratulations, I’ll look forward to working
with each and every one of you. – Hey Uduak-Joe Ntuk Engineering. I teach part time at Long Beach State, and
so I know the challenge of getting curriculum ready and your academic plans and homework
grading and working with our new generation of students that I think we’re Gen Z now is
the incoming students and the community college student body is different, it’s full spectrum. You’ve got sometimes 40, 50 year olds in your
class and sometimes you have 17 year olds in your class, I know you all are up for the
challenge, and welcome you to the college. I know I was talking to Greg, I’ve already
seen him in a promotional video already and it’s only like the second week of school. Lot of great things on the horizon and excited
and welcome all of you. – I would like to echo my colleague’s remarks,
welcoming you and just letting you know that we share in the excitement of the room. I love seeing how giddy Jeri is when she introduces
you. She loves this so much, and her enthusiasm
is very contagious. I’d like to encourage you to get involved
on campus, with your family, come out to he football games, come out to all the many events,
LBCC is a very special place and we really are a family. And I really appreciate what was said about
the community college student being very different, we have students to my knowledge, I know of
one particular 14 year old, I happen to know him really well, he’s a student here. But then I’ve also taught students, I had
an 82 year old student once when I taught here, I was in the journalism department in
building P. So welcome, we’re very happy to have you, and get involved, come to the board
meetings, we look forward to seeing you at all the multiple events on campus. So thank you again, and photogenic 14, we’ll
see you guys in four years and take another big picture then when you achieve your tenure,
congratulations. So at this time I’d like to, I’m so sorry. – [Donnell] No worries, I kinda jumped in
at the last second there. – I done told you, you gotta be louder, you
gotta be louder ’cause I can’t see when you’re trying to wave, I’m so sorry, go right ahead. – Just really quickly to echo the comments
of the board but also to provide a word from the students’ end, so excited for the new
perspectives that you guys will all bring to our students here. I’ve had actually the wonderful opportunity
to already attend a lecture taught by Miss Shaheen Johnson about a year or so ago. For you guys to all come together, I’m really
excited for everything you guys are gonna do. Just that lecture alone changed my academic
trajectory, so I’m so excited to see what you guys will bring to the institution and
on the behalf of my fellow students, welcome. – That was very nice. That was very touching, thank you. Okay at this time, we are supposed to go to
item 2.7, the two trustees to my left have asked that I executive privilege jump to 2.14
to reorder the agenda, so Superintendent President? Oh you know what, we do have one additional
item that was also requested to, but Trustee Baxter was going to wait until 2.14, so Trustee
Baxter I’d like to defer to you. So first of all, Dr. Romali is it all right
with you if we reorder the reordering of the agenda and move 2.14 til now? – [Reagan] Oh yes ma’am. – All right thank you very much. So I’m exercising a little bit of chair privilege
here moving 2.4 up. So right now we’re going to 2.4 to reorder
the agenda, and I’d like to defer to Trustee Baxter who would like to make a presentation. – Actually I’m deferring to President Romali,
who’s gonna defer to me. – I’d like to do a double deferral, back to
Dr. Ginny Baxter. Dr. Ginny Baxter is going to introduce two
wonderful VIPs in our front row, VIP section, she is going to introduce Mrs. Anna Barbara
Pointdexter and her husband Dr. Jeb Pointdexter, Dr. Baxter? – Yes thank you president Romali. Please stand Anna and Dr. Jeb, I would like
to introduce you to Anna Barbara Pointdexter and her husband Dr. Jeb Pointdexter, they
are here from Houston, Texas. Anna told me that the traffic here is better
than Texas, I cannot believe that, but okay thank you for the nice compliment. But the reason that Anna is here, is we are
going to recognize her mother whose name is Mary Barbara, and Dario were you able to pull
up that photo, there we go. No that’s not it, oh yes it is, yest it is,
I’m sorry, that’s it, I can’t see it upside down. Oh here it is, I can look right here. Okay Mary Barbara attended Long Beach City
College from 1974 to 1976, and I believe she was in my women’s history class at the Pacific
Coast Campus, but I really got to know her as a student leader. Mary received the Viking Award, she also,
and Jeri you might remember her too, Jeri was a student then, I don’t want anyone to
think she was as old as I. And anyway, Mary was a leader at the Carmelita’s
Housing Project over on the west side. And she decided to go back to college at age
40. And you have to understand, this is 1974,
what a role model, and what guts that took for a 40 year old woman to decide to go back
to school. And being leader at Carmelitas and being an
outspoken person, right Anna? She really truly was a role model. So I got to know Mary on the student cabinet,
she received the Viking Award, which is the highest student award that you can receive,
and she also received an associate’s degree, and here in the photo she’s getting her diploma
from Dr. Frank Pierce who was the Superintendent President at that time. Now the reason Anna’s here now, is that many
years ago she established a scholarship in memory of her mother when Mary passed away,
and she’s here to add to the scholarship fund, which we always appreciate, and that’s why
I’m recognizing her, and I want you all to give an applause and Anna if you’d like to
say a few words? – Well thank you again, I’m Anna Barbara Pointdexter. There was 11 of us, that picture that was
up there earlier, and my mother told me when she was in Mexico, her father wouldn’t let
her work, she would sneak and get the typewriter. So my mother never wanted a child to all these
children, she said that to me. And so to get away from all of us, she went
back to school after my father passed away. So one of the things that I learned from my
mother was that she made us suffer the consequences of our action. So the stigma in growing up in Carmelitas
and the racism that goes on in this country and first generation Mexican American, has
made me, I’m a fundraiser by profession, so I’ve worked in different entities in Houston,
I need to give back for my mother and the scholarship was very small. So for my 60th birthday I raised $5,000, and
I wanted to five $1,000 scholarships for anyone coming from the Carmelita’s housing projects. I plan on doing a planned giving gift, I thought
of setting up a foundation endowment, but I thought it was best to help someone now,
with the economy being the way it is, book costs, I have a son in college and I have
a 40 year old daughter. So we have six children too, so we know what
it’s like to pay loans back and things like that. But this stigma of giving back, staying positive,
and trying to help each other with the diversity in this country is real important. And my mother showed that, and she showed
that to us. So if we got in trouble, get in gangs or whatever
it was we did, ’cause I was one of her bad children ’cause she brought me here to work
a couple of times so I remember that, but what she put in me helped me to be a nonprofit
professional in Houston, and that’s what I’ve done and I plan on doing more for the scholarship
here to help people in Carmelitas. So I know everyone needs help, but that’s
the way I feel about this county. Thank you. – Thank you. Anna, who are you, which one are you in the
picture? – I’m down there sitting in the little dress,
with my oldest sister standing behind me to the far left. – Cute, thank you for sharing that, that’s
beautiful. So thank you, and Dr. Jeb thank you very much. – Thank you very much, and on behalf of the
students, Carmelitas does border my district, I don’t think she knows I’m talking to her. You wanna call her? – Anna? – That’s okay, I just wanted to say thank
you on behalf of the students who are recipients of your generosity and your fundraising, and
we hope that they do right by your mom and your mom’s memory to be able to earn this
award and continue, and also thank you for coming all the way out here, you could have
mailed a check, but you didn’t, you came here to personally present, so we really appreciate
the time and the effort that it took for you to do that. Trustee Zia? – I also wanted to thank you, it’s so wonderful
to see you guys wanting to give back. And I also wanna thank Dr. Baxter, Trustee
Baxter for setting such a great example and inspiring our students and really really thank
and welcome you and love your southern drawl, it’s beautiful, and really appreciate what
you’re doing for our college district, and please bring it on, we have a lot of homeless
students that could also use the funding, and I welcome you and invite you to consider
them as well, thank you. – Okay thank you. – Really appreciate it. – I’m really inspired by what I see, and it
makes my heart glad. So much bad news here, this is the good news. So thanks for having us, really appreciate
it. – Thank you. – Thank you very much. Okay so at this time, if it is the pleasure
of the board, without any objection, we’re gonna jump to item 4.6 in our continuing reordering
of the agenda, and I know that we do have some guests here for that. This is our community and student workforce
project labor agreement CSWPA proposed amendment. This is an action item, and it has been on
our agenda before, and like some guest speakers mentioned in the comments, our staff has worked
very hard to see this through. We’ve had multiple meetings under the leadership
of Marlene Drinkwine, our vice president, and also we had several members of our staff
and facilities and with our bond management, so there has been a lot of work that’s gone
into this. So it is an action item, so at this time,
I’ll entertain a motion– – [Sunny] So moved. – And then we’ll go from there. – Second. – All right it has been moved by Trustee Sunny
Zia and it has been seconded by Trustee Ginny Baxter, that we approve this proposed amendment. Any discussion on the item? All right Trustee Ntuk? – Thank you President Malauulu, yes we did
have a facilities subcommittee meeting yesterday where we reviewed in detail the agreement,
the votes that were made at our previous board meeting, and were able to ask questions and
do some additional review, and by consent we recommended to the board to support tonight’s
action of the extension of the agreement, and rings true some of the words that were
said earlier, this is a really a milestone in Long Beach. I know at the city council level, it was nearly
two decades that they worked to get a similar agreement passed, it was only a five year
agreement, let alone something of this magnitude. And it think it shows our commitment to our
student body, of prioritizing students in our tier one and our pre-apprenticeship program,
or MC3 curriculum that if you need to get a job right now, if you need a quick pathway
to a good paying career you don’t need to go to a private institution, and get loaded
up with 50 or 100,000 in debt, and still not be able to get a job. We have an opportunity here that you can go
right in to a good paying career with benefits in less than six months. And so you think about the student debt elimination,
there is no student debt when you’re a student apprentice in one for the building trade programs,
and it starts here at Long Beach City College. And if you come to Long Beach City College
and you do your full welding certificate or AA degree program, that job opportunity is
still there, and you have the opportunity to move up, and it’s merit based. The better you do on your test, the higher
your pay is gonna get. So there’s great motivation of using the skills
you learn and the training programs we have here or in the apprenticeship and the job
training programs, it’s just really unprecedented, and especially this time when there’s so many
young people who can’t buy a home because they have to make student loan debts, that
they can’t start a family ’cause they have to make student loan debts. This is an opportunity and a pathway that
gives real economic mobility that we talk about education as the great equalizer, it’s
programs like this, and it’s community programs that were dedicated for everybody, and I’m
just excited to support this, and look forward to moving this agenda item tonight. – Yeah I’m excited about this coming back
to the board tonight as well. I think what for me was the most important
part of this is that if you have a project labor agreement, you know that the quality
of the construction that will be done will mean that there will not be people coming
back and having to redo things. I reiterate everything that Trustee Ntuk said
as well about the opportunities it provides for our students and it may feel like it’s
been a long time coming, but it’s here, and I think it’s a very very well thought out
agreement, I like the way that everybody has worked together to solve the problems. I’ve actually talked to the assistant city
manager in Long Beach because they’re starting to consider this too and it’s apples and oranges. This is a completely different thing than
they’re trying to do for a shorter period of time in Long Beach and this will allow
us to have quality project laborers on all of our bond projects that are set forth now
and it also gives us an opportunity to every five years to take a look and see how we’re
all doing, and if we can reach agreement, add projects or modify things. So I’m very happy to support this. – I was on the facilities committee and we
met last night, vice president Ntuk and I, and I’m very very pleased with the changes
we made in this agreement, it’s something that I can wholeheartedly support. – I think this is a wonderful opportunity
for our community and our students, and I wholeheartedly support this as well. – I have a, unless you wanted to go first. – No you go right ahead. – I appreciate all the work that staff has
done, I wanna thank staff and Mr. Miller, thank you so much for your patience and endurance
in this process, frankly it was a great agreement in July, and it’s a great agreement now with
minor enhancements, and I’m happy to support it. As I supported the original project labor
agreement in 2016 with some of the board members on this board, Trustee Baxter and Trustee
Otto at the time and this is an extension of that. The original PLA worked very well for us,
supported our student success, and I think it is a very good opportunity for us to support
this amendment in support of continuing our student’s success and making sure that we
put our students first. And I wholeheartedly will support this. – I concur with everything Trustee Zia just
said, took the words right out of my mouth, I’m very grateful for your patience and understanding,
I know that it takes a lot of time for you to come down here, and I really appreciate
the time that it took. Staff and for those of you who aren’t aware,
there was just a lot of negotiating and getting the language just right and these things are
not easy and it does take time. And we’re very proud of what we are presenting
today, we are very proud of the work that’s gone into it and we look forward to that continued
partnership from all parties. So we’ve got a motion and a second, and any
additional discussion? All right I’d like to call for the vote please. – You wanna roll call vote? – I don’t think we need a roll call vote. – Donnell Jones, your advisory vote? – Aye. – All right, all those in favor? – Aye. – Any opposed? – Alright the motion passes, congratulations,
thank you. So at this time, we’d like to return to the
agenda item, I believe we left off on 2.8, seven, okay. We’re going back to 2.7 which is the approval
of the minutes of the August 28, 2019 regular board of trustees meeting. And the August 27th, 2019 board study session. We had a budget workshop on that day. So any corrections or changes to the minutes? – Do you need a motion? – Yes. – So moved. – Second. – All right it’s been moved and seconded that
we approve both sets of minutes, any discussion? – Who was the second? – Trustee Ntuk. – Thank you. – Trustee Baxter made the motion, Trustee
Ntuk seconded. All those in favor? – Aye. – Any opposed? All right motion carries. Dr. Romali thank you very much for your patience
as we reordered the reordering of the agenda, we’d like to go to item 2.8 which is your
report. – Yes ma’am, thank you. I’m so excited, congratulations everyone and
welcome to our new faculty who are joining us at a wonderful time in our history. Tonight we’re joined by Long Beach City Clerk
Monique De La Garza, and City Clerk Specialist Myra Maravilla to present the Board of Trustees
with a proclamation in support of national voter registration day. I’d like to invite city clerk De La Garza
to the podium and just as a little bit of trivia, Myra is currently the Mayor of Hawaiian
Gardens and a former LBCC employee. – Good evening, as you know, I’m not Monique
De La Garza, my name is Alison Budma, the Assistant City Clerk, here I have with me
Myra Maravilla. So tonight we’re here to present you the proclamations
for the national voter registration day that will be happening on September 24th. So President Malauulu, Vice President Ntuk,
and member of the board of trustees, thank you for having us here. Last year was the most successful national
voter registration day for the city of Long Beach we registered and pre-registered over
600 students. The day was very successful, thanks to the
support of LBUSD, LBCC administrations to encourage students to participate in the voter
registration day. This year, we are hoping to exceed that number
and register and pre-register over 700 students across the LBUSD, LBCC and Cal State Long
Beach. However, this endeavor is not possible without
your partnership to commemorate our partnership with our local educational institution, we
would like to present a proclamation in support of the national voter registration day to
the Board of Trustees. So here I have the national proclamation day
in support of national voter registration day. Whereas national voter registration day was
first observed in 2012, and it’s now considered a national holiday, and whereas every year
millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they missed the deadline to
register, failed to update their registration, or unsure how to register and whereas the
18 to 25 voting age bloc comprise only 12.77% of all voting blocs registered to vote in
LA County, and is the voting bloc with the least voters. According to the Secretary of State as of
report October 22, 2018. And whereas national voter registration day
seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of
voters who may not register otherwise. And whereas the city of Long Beach, city clerk’s
office has partnered with the local educational institution, such as Long Beach Unified School
District, Long Beach City College, Cal State Long Beach, and sponsor such as Long Beach
Mayor Robert Garcia, and the water replenishment districts, and whereas national voter registration
day will provide an opportunity to conduct outreach and education for students in the
Long Beach area to learn how to register to vote, sign for election reminders, check their
voter registration status online, opt to receive their ballots by mail, learn about vote centers,
and more. And whereas national voter registration day
is a non-partisan day of civic unity for a common purpose to celebrate democracy and
the voting rights we all share as American citizens. And whereas every eligible citizen should
have the opportunity to cast a ballot. So now therefore, be it resolved, that we,
the office of the city clerk from the city of Long Beach, recognize the Long Beach Unified
School District, Long Beach City College, and Cal State Long Beach national voter registration
day partners on the fourth Tuesday of each Tuesday and commit to embracing local efforts
to engage our students in the election. And it’s signed by our city clerk, Monique
De La Garza, today September 11th, 2019. And we have Myra that will be sharing some
civic engagement that will be happening at the end of September. – Thank you Allison, and first off, I’m really
excited to be here, I’m part of the Long Beach Community College family, go Vikings, and
I just wanna thank Camille Bolton and Joshua Castellano for having us be a part of this
great event. Again in 2017 our office participated, last
year the mayor’s office was here representing the city of Long Beach, and this year we’re
collaborating with the academic senate, we’re collaborating with student leadership, and
hopefully with across all both LAC and PCC, so we’ll be doing a couple of really neat
events, we’re hosting and having two different sites, canopies where students can come, visit
us, register to vote, get some swag, and get more information about VSAP, which is Voting
Solutions for all People, and with that I do want to talk a little bit about that, we’ll
be handing out a lot of information, and we’ll be passing out some posters to the board,
this is really important, this is one of the most important events at LA County is hosting
on September the 28th and the 29th, so it’s really important for us to close the loop
for all of our young voters, not only do we want to get them registered to vote on the
24th, but we want them to be engaged and understand the voting system will completely change March
3rd of 2020. So with that we’ll leave these posters here
and we look forward and thank you so much Jeri Florence, academic senate president now,
for having us be there on this Friday to present to the faculty and hopefully get a lot of
faculty members engaged and involved so that we can do some classroom visits and we’re
really excited to be here. So thank you again for being our partners
and we couldn’t do this without you. So we look forward to the big number at the
end of national voter registration day, I’m sure we’re going to far exceed 700, we’re
hoping to hit over 1,000 and that wouldn’t be possible without you, so thank you all
so much. – So if the board would come down, we’re gonna
take a picture, we thought it was a gonna little bit quicker. – Yeah okay. – Just going through all your mail, things
found out. – Can I say something? – Yes, Dr. Romali, if you don’t mind, we’ll
address our guests with the proclamation now, and then we’ll continue with your report. – Sure. – Trustee Baxter. – Yeah I just wanted to say something Jeri,
when I taught I gave points for people who voted, you might wanna mention that to the
new faculty. I don’t know how you’re gonna tie anatomy
and physiology with voting, but I’m sure they can come up with something. Anybody else? So where’d Allison go, Allison? And the honorable Myra, thank you, you’re
LBCC alum also, right? You were an employee and an alum so welcome
back, always nice to have you. If you could please let our city clerk Monica
know how grateful we are and I’m very excited that the college is participating in this
event for the first time. I know that I sit on a city commission and
our commission always supports this event every year, and I’m so happy to finally have
the college be able to do it, so we’re very grateful for your effort, and I’m with you,
we stand committed to get at least 1,000 voters from the college to join in this effort. A couple of years ago I was unfortunately,
Trustee Ntuk stepped outside, but there was an event at Jordan High School, where Secretary
of State Alex Padilla was there and our commission and it was amazing to see some of the high
school seniors who were already 18 or would be 18 by the cutoff register to vote on the
spot, so hopefully we can share in that same effort here on campus. Thank you very much. Anybody else? All right Dr. Romali, thank you, please continue
with your report. – Yes ma’am. Athletic director Bill Husak, I know that
you are watching, so I know you’re gonna be super happy when I say that this Saturday,
September 14th, our Viking football team with coach Peabody at the helm, super coach, is
gonna kick off the 2019 season with a home owner against Mt. Sec, should be a Viking
blowout. All students faculty and staff and one guest
you’re gonna get in free. The game starts at six, wanna encourage everyone
to come on out, trustees we’ve got some tickets for you. The trades are back and the news is all over
town. ABC7 community journalist Rachel Jordan visited
PCC, Walter Johnson, the PCC, not the PCC campus, we love teasing you, you did such
an amazing job last night. She filmed a segment that highlighted LBCC
and the trades are back and the video segment aired during the four o’clock evening news
and we wanna thank her for that. We wanna thank the southwest regional council
of carpenters who donated 120 boxes of food to our students to collect for the LBCC Viking
Vault food pantries for students in need, and this is the second year in a row that
they have donated food, and we’re so grateful to them. Yesterday we hosted a Long Beach community
job fair. Now last year, we had about 80 employers,
this year about 140. We are going for total world domination, and
we are not stopping. Over 2,000 job seekers attended. And Trustee Otto was there, thought it was
fantastic, we wanna thank everyone who coordinated that very exciting event. Our health professions career exposure summit
is being held on September 19th from five to 8:00 p.m. Our city college and surrounding high school
students are invited to attend a summit that’s gonna provide an opportunity to learn about
the steps to pursue careers in health and healthcare. The panelists are gonna range from physician’s
assistants, veterinarians, nurse practitioners, and emerging health care roles, and it’s a
wonderful opportunity for students to learn about health careers. Discover LBCC events, on September 25th, we
are hosting a recruitment tent at the local harvest farmer’s market at the Marine Stadium,
from three to seven, and our own Trustee Douglas Otto is gonna be our special guest of honor
there. We are also hosting a recruitment tent at
the food truck night at the Lakewood Center Mall from five to 9:00 p.m. On October 18th, hosted by Dr. Ginny Baxter,
and upcoming events from our other trustees are gonna be seen throughout the district
later in the year, so details to follow. We’re having a celebration of life, this Friday
September 13th, in D104 on the LAC campus from 11:30 to two, a celebration of life for
the passing of life science department faculty member Joan Zuckerman. We want to encourage all of our employees
and friends in our community to reminisce about the 24 years that Joan contributed to
our college. Thank you Madam President, that concludes
my report. – Thank you very much Dr. Romali. Appreciate all the efforts that go into the
operation of the college that you do so well. At this time I’d like to call up Alyssa Tenessa,
come up our ASB President Report. – Hello, good evening everyone. My actual report will be fairly short today
as I wanted to allow enough time for you all to meet my cabinet. I did want to highlight that join a club day
today at PCC in front of the student union and it was fun to see the clubs interacting
with our PCC students. LAC’s join a club day will be tomorrow, 10:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the eight quad. So without further ado, I would like to begin
our cabinet introductions, with my myself, then our student trustee, then the rest of
the student leaders. I wanted to first point out and mention Kendall
Tizby, our LAC Vice President, Cesar Fiero ASB Secretary, Jenna Jimenez, Rep of Sustainability
and Enrique Gonzalez, rep of veterans, they couldn’t quite be here for introductions,
so I wanted to make sure to menton them. So to reintroduce myself again, my name’s
Alyssa Tenessa Jones, I am the ASB President, my major is sociology and public policy, and
an academic goal of mine is to ultimately obtain a doctorate in public administration
and then our student trustee’s next. – Thank you very much, did you want to introduce
the cabinet? – He’s gonna do his introduction. – All right go right ahead. – As you guys know already, I’m Donnell Jones
student trustee, majoring here in philosophy and political science, and my career goals
are hopefully to maybe one day work in constitutional law, I also have an interest in policy research. – Good evening, my name is Ian Rubenstien,
I am the vice president of the PCC campus for ASB this year. And I’m double majoring in sociology and political
science. Hoping to someday get involved in legislation. – Good evening everyone, my name is Edgar
Torres, I am the ASB treasurer, I’m a pre-med student, non-traditional pre-med student. Someday I hope to become, and I will become
a physician. I’m also a biology major. – Hello my name is Angela Blue, I’m a communication
studies major, I am the representative of student services, and I hope to become a counselor. – Hi good afternoon to all, my name is David
Romero, I am the newly appointed inter-council club president, for LAC here. I am a nursing major and my goal is to get
my nursing license here on campus with the eventual goal of becoming a nurse practitioner,
thank you. – Hello my name is Patricia, I am the PCC
ICC president. My major is human services, my goal is to
get a PhD in human services and work in a hospital. – Hello President, trustee, Vivian Malauulu,
and the board of trustees, and Superintendent Dr. Romali, my name is Christina, and I’m
as DSP representative, and my major is business communication, and I wish to receive doctorate
in education, because I want to serve the community, thank you. – So in closing, this isn’t actually all of
us, we’re still in the middle of appointed position interviews so we’ll be adding more
to our group by next week, and a couple of us are actually in class or just had to leave
for class, that’s why we’re missing some people, so please be on the lookout for all of us
throughout the year. End of the report. – Thank you very much Alyssa and the rest
of the cabinet, we look forward to a lot of great activities that you will organize and
promote, and we look forward to your personal academic success here on campus as you continue
with your educational efforts. ASB is very near and dear to my heart, and
I know how much work goes into what you do and all the meetings you have to attend and
all the planning, and if I may just advise you that your work does not go unnoticed,
but you’ve gotta get out there, and you’ve gotta recruit students to participate, each
one reach one, and invite students to invite their friends. There’s nothing worse than planning an activity
and putting a lot of work into it and having it flop because of a lack of attendance. So you wanna make sure that you get the word
out and that students are aware and I know that Joshua Castellano’s communications team
has really done a great job of incorporating different programs so that we could reach
more students and they could be aware of the activities that you’re planning. So I wanna say keep up the great work, ’cause
I know you had a busy summer, but I am excited about what you have in store. So good job. Anybody else wanna add to that? Thank you very much. All right, we’re gonna move on to item 2.10,
for the student trustee report. – Good evening everyone. My report this evening is actually gonna be
very short. Miss Myra Maravilla actually covered most
of what I wanted to report on this evening, which was I had the opportunity this Tuesday
to sit down with her as well as other members from the city clerk’s office to plan the outreach
event that we have going on for national voter registration day. Looking forward to reaching out and getting
our students involved, doing some classroom visits and really getting out there and getting
our students registered. I am extremely excited that there’s gonna
be a little bit of something for everybody, even our students who may not be of voting
age, we are looking to do pre-registering on site as well as having some incentives
for having our students kind of show up and register to vote. Also, as the flier shows here, really to promote
also the mock election event going on on September 28th and 29th, at MacArthur Park as well as
Pan American Park to really get our community aware of the new changes that will take place
with voting, everyone will have a chance to see the new voting system. And that is the end of my report. – Thank you very much, student trustee Donnell
Jones, now we’re gonna move on to item 2.11, for the LBCC FA President report, welcome
Diane. – Hello board president Malauulu, board members,
President Romali, administrators, and others. Board President Malauulu, I want to thank
you for recognizing today is September 11, as my sister who works and lives in New York
City and started work at 11 o’clock at that day, and sat on the George Washington Bridge
watching the buildings, she worked two buildings from the World Trade Center, watched the buildings
start to burn. And my ex-husband as some of you know, was
working at Columbia at the time, Columbia University became one of the housing centers
of the displaced individuals. Today will always be a very somber day for
all of us to remember so thank you for recognizing September 11th. Faculty, this being the third week of the
semester, are settling into their classes, although many faculty teach eight week classes
as well as 12 week classes, everyone is working hard to promote student success. So I’d like to highlight just some of the
activities happening in some of our departments. The English department faculty continue to
engage in local best practices to better support our students in some of the accelerated classes,
that they are developing and teaching to reach the goals of AB705. On Friday September 27th, the foundation as
well as the English department creative writing program, are hosting the literary voice, featuring
professor emeritus Frank Gaspar, and steampunk movement writers Tim Powers, and Jim Blaylock. Our chemistry and physics classes have offered
more sections than in the past and have a 95% fill rate in those classes. Planetarium night, which is offered one Friday
out of every month has a packed auditorium with every event being filled before it even
starts, and showing to a standing room only audience. Last, what was formally the ESL, English as
a second language department, is now the newly established ESL-ASL, American Sign Language
and linguistics department, and they have successfully launched its brand new associate’s
degree program in American Sign Language and deaf studies. Jessica Frank, one of the new hires teaches
in that program, and the classes are filled, and we already have students that are ready
to major in that area. So this Friday we will have our first rep
council meeting and thank you President Malauulu will be coming to visit us where the faculty
will continue to discuss ways to retain and engage our students. So that’s our update, thank you. – Thank you very much. Do we have anyone here from AFT? Yes there you are, come on up, this is item
2.12, for our AFT president’s report, welcome. – Thank you. Good evening Madam President, Dr. Romali and
board members, tonight I wanted to report that the vice president Kristen Olsen of human
resources is providing training in Strength Finder training for our classified staff,
many of them. The training is designed to help employees
better understand their key strengths in order to better help our students in the future. Also the union is looking forward to the classified
professional development day coming up on September 26th, thank you very much. – Thank you, is there anybody here from CHI,
from our certificated hourly instructors? All right we’re gonna move on, we’re gonna
skip, is there any additional reordering of the agenda, item 2.14? All right we’re gonna jump down to 3.1, board
requests of our superintendent president. Status update and additional requests. – Thank you Madam President. For your record, we will be updating these
every month with current requests and to give you a status update of where we are on a variety
of projects and also gives you the opportunity to request new items. So at this time, we will take any requests
you have for new requests. – Any of my colleagues have any additional
requests that they’d like to enter into record at this time? All right seeing none, Dr. Romali, we’re gonna
move on to item 3.2. – Thank you, oh sorry. – I’m sorry, do you want to continue with
3.1? Okay so just for the benefit of the public,
3.1 was a discussion, possible action item, but there was neither. Item 3.2 is information only, update on the
2018-19 planning process for budget year 2019-20, Dr. Romali? – Yes ma’am, at this time I’d like to welcome
Dr. Heather Van Volkinburg, our dean of institutional effectiveness, and Jennifer Holmgren, our
director of planning, who are gonna come forward and give a very quick presentation on how
we go through the annual planning cycle. – Good evening, we’re gonna give a very quick
overview of the planning process from the 2018-19 year for budget year 2019-20. So the way the planning process works, it’s
an annual process, and we always start in the fall every year with a kickoff with our
college planning committee, and it starts at the very granular level at the program
level for instructional programs as well as at the department level for our non-instructional
areas of student services, business services, and human resources. And so the departments get together, they
review their data, they set metric goals, they set goals for their department as well
as activities that they plan to work on to support those and these are all tied back
to our strategic plan to ensure that we keep our strategic plan moving forward. From that level on the instructional side
we move up to school planning and our schools create plans and on the business support,
business services, human services, sorry I’m messing it up, human resources, and business
services, human resources and student services sides, they go straight into vice president
level planning. And so really the point is moving from the
department level to the school level to the vice president level and setting goals along
the way as well as looking at data along the way to establish activities and also determine
what resources may be needed to move those activities forward. So this year we had some exciting revisions
to the planning process and we received a lot of good feedback from our instructional
faculty, and the very end of that planning process is that the vice president’s present
their plans at the college planning committee, we establish institutional priorities aligned
with our strategic plan, and then those move on to the budget advisory committee and to
our vice president of business services, to establish the budget and the priorities within
the budget and so it moves along and in the fall every year, we haven’t always done this,
in the past, but this is a closing of the loop of that planning cycle. And so really what that is is communicating
out what resources were received out of the resource requests, how our goal progress is
moving along, and reminding everyone of the priorities, so we’re gonna be doing that in
the college planning committee as well as sharing out everything college wide to all
of our constituent groups. And so we were able through the planning process
fund over 70% of the resources requested at the VP planning level, so that waws very exciting,
and we’re excited to really close the loop this year, we’ve received a lot of feedback
that our waws constituent groups really want to know more about they put all this work
into these plans, what happened at the end. – Thank you very much, Jennifer, Erin, do
you jump right into yours or? – I’m sorry, I’m Heather Van Volkinburg, and
the Dean of IE, and I support Jennifer in the planning process, so I don’t have anything
additional to add. – Okay got it, well thank you very much. Dr. Romali, Trustee Zia? – I just wanted to thank you for your tremendous
work, you both have been instrumental in making this a success, and I wanna thank you, we
have such a talented staff, you exemplify that. You show that you can not only be beautiful
but brilliant and I really appreciate that and happy to have talented staff like you. In your report, I’m particularly impressed
with the closing the loop piece and the measures that you’re providing. I’m a numbers person, I get just so fascinated
by the numbers, and I like the goals that we’ve set. Also I am particularly happy about the fact
that we’re looking at mental health counseling appointments increasing that’s fantastic. And I look forward to getting the data that
comes back. Are you fixing to give a report on a recurring
basis, is there a plan to report on some of these goals that we’ve set into place? – Yeah so we work with Dr. Romali to really
set this up as an annual report. And this year for the first time, the vice
president set three year metrics, so they’re working towards those each year, so next year
we’ll have a lot more to report out on on that progress on those metrics as well as
many others that the vice president set. – Okay great thank you. And great job. – Any other comments? Trustee Ntuk. – Thank you so much for the presentation today,
throughout the process, can you share where the participation from the board is, is it
just at the end of the process or is there an earlier goal setting that’s where the board
participates? – Typically for the annual planning process
this happens within the college with accreditation, it’s typical, they want to see it happening
at the department level and at the school level as well as the vice president level
feeding up and then we inform the board of what those institutional priorities are as
well as what happened with that planning cycle, and it all should be in alignment with the
strategic plan. So making sure that those goals are moving
forward. I don’t know if that quite answers your question,
but typically these are established committees within the college and so the board hasn’t
typically been participatory at that level. – Thank you both very much, appreciate your
time, and appreciate all the work that you’re doing and please let your department know
and the rest of your staff know that we really appreciate the work and continuation of that
work, especially as it aligns with the strategic plan. So we do have an end goal, thank you. All right Dr. Romali, anything else on the
planning process before we move on to item four on the agenda? – No ma’am thank you. – All right so for section four on the agenda,
we do have to pull two items per legal, just some language that needs to be adjusted and
those items will be returned to a future agenda, so were gonna pull item 4.2, and we will put
item 4.3. So at this time, we are gong to conduct a
public hearing on the proposed budget of the district for the year ending June 30th, 2020. As reported at a previous meeting, we did
have a budget workshop and I’m going to defer to Vice President Marlene Drinkwine and will
begin with the public hearing. And this is mostly for comments. This will return as an agenda item when we
adopt the budget. – That’s correct President Malauulu, so this
is the opportunity to collect public comment and during this public hearing, if there is
no public comment, we would then close the public hearing and the presentation of the
budget to the board for your consideration will happen later in the agenda. – All right so I’ve got some legal language
to read out. This is the time set aside for the public
to express its views on the 2019-2020 adopted budget. Are there any? Hearing no response, I now declare the hearing
closed. That was short and sweet. All right so we’re gonna move on to item 4.4,
which is new board policy 2034, committees of the board. This is an action item. It has been brought before the board for a
first and second reading. So at this time, I’d like to entertain a motion
that the Board of Trustees approve and adopt new board policy 2034, committees of the board
as submitted. – So moved. – Second. – We have a motion and a second, any discussion
on this item? – I have a question. Is this going to be followed by regulation,
or is it just standalone policy with no associated regulation? – Dr. Romali, can you respond to that? – There is no associated regulation at this
time. These were the recommendation of our counsel
Mr. Lipton, in that when we had our previous ACC JC accreditation visit, we received a
finding that we weren’t up to date with all of our policies so we’ve been going through
them little by little and you’re seeing a bunch of them come before the board to make
sure that we’ve got all of the policies that we need to have, and any related regulations. Certainly if you have recommendations, we
will absolutely listen to that. These we did not have 4.4, and 4.5, and therefore
we’re bringing them forward, because we did not have them in our policy booklet. – So I’m assuming this is just for standing
committees, not ad hoc, I mean it’s an inference I’m making on those, it’s silent on that front. – Correct. – So when it comes to ad hoc commitees, are
we just gonna deal with it on a situational basis as they come along and we’re not gonna
be subject to a policy? – That’s actually a really good question,
Trustee Zia, because and I don’t know if maybe Mr. Lipton would respond to this, but Trustee
Zia, she brought up a really good point, as written it just says committees of the board,
and that definitely fell through the cracks in the first and second reading, but will
that include both standing and ad-hoc commitees or is that just a separate, will there need
to be a separate agenda item for those? – As written, this policy is written broadly
enough that it encompasses both standing and ad hoc committees and allows the board to
establish either type of committee. The standing committees are specifically mentioned
in the second paragraph, but that’s a very specific situation. But to answer the question, yes, under this
policy, the board is authorized to establish both ad hoc and standing committees. – Okay thank you Trustee Zia, does that answer
your question? – I don’t know. – I do have one more question Mr. Lipton since
you’re there. With regard to the committee, to the board
policies that you’re bringing forward I’m assuming there’s some kind of audit that’s
been happening with policy, is that something that the district initiated, or is that something
that you initiated, or I mean I know people are busy and everybody has a lot on their
plate already, but I’ve noticed that in the last few meetings, we’ve had a lot of board
policies that have come up, so is that audit something that we initiated or how did that
happen? – Yes that’s something that we initiated. When I got here I reviewed the items from
the last accreditation report that we needed to correct, triaged them, against the pending
emergencies of the day, and so what you’re seeing now, now that we’ve got a few things
under our belt, I’m working with Vice President Durand to audit them and in many cases, where
we need some legal opinions, Mr. Lipton has been extremely helpful in getting those. So our goal is to over the next year get them
all caught up to speed and done because in the next two months, we are getting ready
to start writing our accreditation report, so we wanna make sure we put those behind
us. – Okay I appreciate that. So what’s a healthy amount of, how many would
you say, board policies needed to be not necessarily, I’m sure they all need to be reviewed but
maybe revised or updated? – I don’t remember specifically, but it was
the bulk that I looked at needed revising and at a minimum, looked at to make sure that
the current code, accreditation code has changed, our accreditation requirements have changed,
Ed Code has changed, so at a minimum they needed a review. – So maybe we can expect two or three per
meeting? – That’s reasonable, our president’s leadership
council reviews many of them and they’ve been very busy looking at some so you will see
a few as we go over the next year. – All right thank you. Trustee Otto? – Yeah I can give a little bit of historical
perspective on this, and that is that this has been an ongoing issue with all community
colleges for as long as I’ve been on the board, which is 14 years, and what I mean by that
is that the legal issues and other things are constantly changing. And so every board that I know of is regularly
looking at their policies and trying to be up to date with them, modifying them if necessary,
saying okay that one’s fine, and we’ve adopted that process. I know that that’s what Superintendent President
Romali is doing. But I remember this going on back I think
we got a little bit behind and didn’t get all of them done, and we’re going through
them now. So you just never know it’s just part of the
DNA of how community colleges do their policy work is to look at the polices and see if
anything’s changed or if there’s any best practices things that could be added. It doesn’t have to be, and I don’t consider
it to be overwhelming to get new policies or revised policies from time to time. Sometimes you need regulations, and sometimes
you don’t. You’re not dinged if you don’t have them,
if they were really unnecessary, but it’s great that we’re doing this. – Thank you very much, anybody else? All right yes. – I also wanna speak in favor of this, I looked
at other college districts have budget or facility commitees that are standing committees,
and I think it’s important after we get this baseline policy in place we figure out what’s
the right size for us and make sure we are properly attaching the right functions, that
it’s not over intrusive but it’s making sure that there’s a role for the board and we’re
informed and we’re part of the shared governance process. I think it’s a good first step. – Can I ask a question. – Yes. – And I don’t know this as a legal fact, but
I think I presume that in the planning process, that if the board has a committee and the
committee is making recommendations that that has to come out of a policy that talks about
the establishment of committees and that the board needs to establish all of its committees
in order for the work to be done as part of the planning process. – Yes sir. – Is that fair? – All right anybody else? Additional questions or discussion. All right, let’s go ahead and call for the
question, all those in favor of adopting new board policy 2034, please respond, student
trustee? – Aye. – The rest of the board all those in favor
please respond by saying aye. – Aye. – Any opposed? – All right the motion carries. Item 4.5, new board policy 2035, regarding
board membership, this is another action item, it has already been read. The first and second reading at previous board
meetings. I need a motion please. – So moved. – Second. – We have a motion and a second, any discussion
on this item? – Just a point of clarification, we’ve had
the first reading, this is the second reading. – Correct. All right, we have a motion and a second,
discussion has closed, student trustee? – Aye. – And the rest of the board all those in favor? – Aye. – Any opposed? All right the motion carries. Madam secretary did you get that, Trustee
Zia and Trustee Baxter. – Yes I did. – All right we have already approved item
4.6, and now we’re going to item 4.7, I will defer this to Dr. Romali. – Yes ma’am. With regards to the board’s self evaluation,
Dr. Calote will not be moving forward with us on this item, nor my evaluation, and what
we have done is provided a listing of potential consultants that are offered up by CCLC, the
league, and we’ve provided that to President Malauulu for her consideration, and you can
use a consultant, you do not have to, whatever your pleasure. Their resumes are contained. And if you were to choose one of those, we
may negotiate with the league, we’ll call them and find out if they are interested,
and available. The rate of that is $250 per hour. Also we have also included for your information,
the 360 degree board evaluation process that is completed by Rancho Santiago district. That is very interesting because it allows
the constituents of the college to provide very valuable input into the evaluation process. So at this point, I would turn it back to
you to decide what is the board’s pleasure in terms of how it would like to conduct its
evaluation. – So I have one question Dr. Romali. You mentioned that if we use the CCLC evaluators
that you provided in the email this afternoon, that the rate is $250 per hour, how does that
rate compare to what Dr. Calote was charging? – I believe her rate. – 150. – It was 150. – 150 per hour? Okay and if the board chooses to utilize a
different board evaluator, that’s outside of, obviously Dr. Calote has dropped, but
then CCLC we would just bring it up to the board and the board would decide. – Yes and we would negotiate the rate, and
we’re always good negotiators, particularly Mrs. Drinkwine, VP Drinkwine is a very good
negotiator and we would negotiate that rate. – Okay Trustee Otto? – Yeah and I would just say that we need to
do this quickly because there are deadlines that we are now passing when we should have
had this done, we understand if somebody drops out as a consultant that there’s not much
we can do with that, but at the same time, I don’t want it to drift. So I would recommend that we get somebody
off of this list quickly I think that the reason that the consultant that we were going
to use isn’t going to, decided to withdraw, I guess is a way to put it, and maybe had
a lower rate was because the CCLC list includes monies that go to CCLC for operating the service. And I would recommend that we do this, I think
there are a lot of quality people on there and we can find somebody who can do it and
can do it in a quick way. – Dr. Romali, what would the ideal situation
be in terms of us choosing based on the email that you sent, obviously we can’t have a serial
meeting, is it advisable that each board member review the email, and then report back to
you our choices and maybe board secretary Jackie can compile a list and we vote like
a poll, that way we can expedite the process? – Yes we can expedite the process through
a polling process. We can blind copy you on that and you respond
only to her as a poll, so that we don’t have a serial meeting. As to your preference, we will count the votes
and then we will negotiate with the top one or two in terms of their availability, and
then we can immediately begin the process, if it is your wish to copy or amend in any
way, if you would like to go with the Rancho Santiago process. But in a more expeditious manner. – And do we have a deadline when this has
to be done by, or Trustee Otto, you probably know more about the deadline. – I think it was supposed to have been done
by the 15th of June. – To have the evaluation complete or to have
the evaluator selected. – To have the evaluation complete. It is something that the board should be doing
every year. – Wow, so we’re exceptionally late. – Well I wouldn’t say exceptionally. – It could wait another year, that would be
exceptional. – We’re interestingly late. – Okay all right so is it all right if I forward
the email that you sent me to the rest of the board. So I’ll forward the email to everybody. If it’s the pleasure of the board, everybody
respond, I don’t know how much homework it is to review everybody, but maybe by Monday. – Objection. – It’s very light. And also, oh I have just received a notification
from Mr. Lipton that perhaps I better question him. – Objection, objection. – I hear you and I see you. – Perhaps my information was wrong and I would
like to retract it if need be so that we do not get into any trouble and have him speak
to that. It is recommended that the board evaluation
come after the superintendent evaluation because the board goals follow those of the superintendent
so we can move very expeditiously. – And when is the superintendent president
evaluation due? Same time? – Yes. – [Uduak-Joe] June 30th. – So we’re late on that one too. – Yes you are. – We’ve been slacking off, what has this board
been doing? All right so we have to conduct the superintendent
president evaluation first, and then conduct, so would the evaluator need to be the same,
or two different? – No it doesn’t need to. – All right so we have our homework cut out
for us, and Trustee Ntuk? – I was just raising objection ’cause reading
the face of Mr. Lipton that I think our strategy is a failed strategy, he could probably speak
to that better why we should not do what we were talking about doing. – Thank you, it would be a violation of the
Brown Act for a staff member to receive the viewpoints of each of the Trustees and collect
them, that would be essentially a collective concurrence outside the meeting. So I’d recommend that the board not do that,
that would be a violation of the Brown Act. On the other hand, it’s on the agenda, the
board self evaluation right now, if there’s further discussion, it would be possible,
feasible, appropriate to have any further discussion now. Otherwise, it would have to be a future agenda
item. – Interesting. I just wanna make sure, what exactly are you
seeking feedback on, on the facilitator or on the 360, I wanna make sure
I’m not misunderstanding. Do we have, can we discuss who the names of
the facilitators are here, ’cause I don’t recall getting any information about that,
and I don’t see it in the packet, so perhaps we can discuss it here and make a recommendation
to staff and then I’m in favor of the 360 because I’ve always found it odd that we self
evaluate and we’re in those ethos and ecosystem and judging each other but it’s really members
of the community and other stakeholders that should also provide input to us that we can
better do things better and more different. So I’m in favor of 360 and I’d like to have
an understanding of who those names are and their qualifications. – Trustee Otto? – Sure, we were given via email today at well. – Trustee Otto, sorry to interrupt you if
I may, just to clarify. I received an email from Dr. Romali today
that Dr. Calote had withdrawn from the process today so subsequent to that email she provided
me with a list of CCLC evaluators in the process. So that happened a little late today, so she’s
going to forward it to the rest of the board, but it is something that we have on the agenda
for I believe we can do that during closed session, no, or is that just the superintendent
president? – No it has be discussed now. – Discussed in open session. – To answer the question, the selection of
a facilitator is not a closed session item because it’s not a district employee. Another option that the board has is for the
board president to appoint an ad hoc committee consisting of two trustees that would be delegated
authority to consult with Dr. Romali and come back to the board with a recommendation, or
even to make that recommendation along with Dr. Romali, so that’s another possibility. – Okay thank you Mr. Lipton. Trustee Otto, I interrupted you, did you want
to continue what you were saying. – No, but I would be happy to serve on the
ad hoc committee because I know that CCLC process and the people that they use, so I
could lift up some names. – Okay I’m agreeable to whatever is the pleasure
of the board do we need a motion to establish that ad hoc committee if the board so chooses
then we can do that? And then if anybody would like to work with
Trustee Otto on the ad hoc committee, you can self nominate. – The ad hoc committee can be appointed by
the board president, so long as there isn’t any objection among the other trustees. – Okay so at this time let’s take– – I’ll work with Trustee Otto unless somebody
else wants to do it. – Let’s take a motion to establish the ad
hoc committee for the board evaluation selection process. – So moved. – Second. – All right we have a motion and a second,
any discussion on this ad hoc committee? – How long are we gonna have this committee
meet, and we’re overdue, and we are behind schedule, so I not necessary in favor of doing
it this way, I think we need to probably make a decision tonight, and I know it was late
notice that we just found out that our plan fell through today with our planned consultant,
but we are beyond overdue on this, and saying alternatively that we’re gonna query the CLC
respondents, we do have a draft survey already, we do have the Rancho Santiago template there
that putting together a combined version with a CLC consultant seems like a rational idea
without having to spend more time scheduling meetings, report back to a future board meeting,
to make a decision next month. – You could certainly do that. Since it is the responsibility of the board
to do it each year, you may consider having a standing committee that meets every year,
that could work as well, that automatically meets at a certain time each year from a go-forward
process if you’d like as well, that could work. As a standing. – I mean this is off the top of my head, but
I know that for example, Bryce Terrace who is a former chancellor for the California
Community Colleges does this kind of work I know that Juadin Trainer who’s a trustee
at Marin Community College and is an attorney by training, and she’s been a trustee for
about 25 years does this work. I think that Rita Zapata who used to be the
chancellor at San Jose does this work and I think those are three people that could
do this in a timely way if they’re available. – Yes those are three names on the list as
well as Pamela Haines and Donna Miller. – If I could interject. I’ve been doing these evaluations for four
or five years, we’ve never had a consultant, we just filled out a form. Is there a need to hire someone? – Yes, it’s to help design the process and
we have had consultants before. – We did? – I don’t recall either, Trustee Baxter, I
agree with you. And I also agree that we need to save time. I’m in agreement that the committee may cost
us some time and we have this information before us, and I’m in favor, like I said,
either way if it’s the desire of the board, but out of time is of the essence, but I just
got the information. And some of the names that are being called,
they’re all good names. I personally think someone like a Rita Zapata
sounds like a fabulous idea, but still, we may be able to save that money and be able
to have staff put together the 360 and then we can go from there, there’s always opportunity
for cost savings. – Okay any additional discussion? All right we do have a motion and a second
on the floor to establish the ad hoc committee, so we have to move forward with that entertaining
the motion. So student trustee, do I poll him for a vote
on that? This is a motion to establish an ad hoc committee
to hire an evaluator for the, this would be the superintendent president evaluator. – No board evaluator. – For the board evaluator. – Nay. – Okay. All right, so now if we roll call vote has
been called for by Trustee Zia, madam secretary? – Let me clarify. Who made the motion? – I did. – Sunny Zia. – And I seconded. – Okay. And to establish an ad hoc committee to recommend
a consultant for the board and CEO evaluation is that your committee? – Not to recommend, it was to establish an
ad hoc committee to determine, to choose the board evaluator. – [Jackie] Then the board must vote on who,
we’ll take a vote on that. – Correct, so the ad hoc committee would bring
forward their recommendation. I guess you’re right, so it would be to recommend. – [Jackie] So some back only as soon as October
for the recommendation for the vote. – All right so we’re gonna call for the question. – Donnell Jones? – Nay – Aye? – Nay. – Nay. – Nay. – Okay, I’m not gonna call roll call, would
you please just call all those in favor? – Trustee Zia asked for a roll call vote. – It’s not necessary. – Okay Virginia Baxter. – I hate being first, nay. Only because of time. I think that’s a very good point. – Vivian Malauulu? – Nay. – Uduak-Joe Ntuk? – No. – Doug Otto? – How many votes do I have? – Excuse me? – You know this is– – Yes or no Trustee Otto, point of order,
point of order. – A vote, Trustee Otto, your vote please. – I vote no. – Discussion is closed. – And Sunny Zia. – No. – So just for the benefit of the public, just
so you understand, that because the motion was on the floor, even thought the discussion
was very convincing against it, we do still have to continue with the vote, even though
during the discussion it became very apparent that it just wasn’t feasible, but we can’t
let a motion with a second just die without a vote, so that’s why we have to continue
with that, just parliamentary procedure. Trustee Otto, I’ll reopen discussion just
for you. – Thank you, so I think it’s very important
that we do this. It’s very important that we do this quickly
because we’re beyond the deadline. I also think that it’s very important that
we have somebody with experience help us out on this because these are evaluations and
if you try and do it in house whether it’s the superintendent president or the board,
it’s everybody evaluating themselves, so we need somebody to help you do a good process. I think that that can be done very very quickly,
and I think what we missed what we did this motion to establish the ad hoc committee was
that the ad hoc committee can just be appointed by the president, and it doesn’t have to be
voted on, and we could get this done and get a report back real quickly, or if you wanted
to, even to go faster, you could take the names, and say we want our first choice to
be Rita Zapata, our second choice to be Bryce Harris, our third choice to be Juadin Trainer
and see if they’re available and what they would charge and get that done as quickly
as possible and we could even have a quick special meeting to approve that. – To back you up Trustee Otto, receiving a
text that the committee could be delegated the responsibility to also make the decision,
not just recommend but to go ahead and make that decision as you mentioned. You could also, the committee could also determine
the timeline and methodology so that it can be completed ASAP if you delegate that authority
to them. – [Douglas] Thank you. – I’m agreeable to whatever is the pleasure
of the board. So if you would like me to appoint, I can
appoint Trustee Otto and Trustee Baxter mentioned that she was interested in serving on that
ad hoc committee, does anybody object to that? All right, so we’re easy, Trustee Otto and
Trustee Baxter have been appointed to the ad hoc committee to determine the board evaluator
and you will be reporting back at the, do we have time for the October 11th, for them
to report back the selection, or do we need to take action prior to that? – [Reagan] You can actually– – Could we enter into a contract prior to
that? – Mr. Lipton is saying the board will need
to vote to delegate authority to the committee to hire the person and determine the full
methodology and then we can move forward with the evaluation. – Got it, what she just said, I’ll take a
motion on that. – [Uduak-Joe] So moved. – [Douglas] I don’t think we need a motion. – Yes we do, we need to approve that the ad
hoc committee have the authority to do what Dr. Romali just said. – I would like to make that motion, with a
contingent timeline that it’s decided in the next two weeks and that we can start the process
so that by the time we come back to the next board meeting, it’s done. ‘Cause I mean basically we’re gonna select
a consultant, they’re gonna say here’s the questionnaires, we’re gonna respond, and they’re
gonna compile the information and have a finished evaluation. – I’m actually in town the next two weeks,
so there. And are you Trustee Otto? – Absolutely. – So if there’s a second, I’d say for two
weeks to make a decision and by the next board meeting we’re finished with the evaluation. – Can I just ask a question. – So yes, Trustee Zia has a question before
we proceed with the discussion of the motion and a second. – Is the desire that we complete the board
evaluation by next board meeting, is that the intent? – I don’t think that’s what Trustee Ntuk was
saying. Can you respond. – [Uduak-Joe] That is true, that is what I
said. – I thought that’s what I– – Two weeks to make a decision, and within
a month we’re done. I mean we’re gonna get SurveyMonkey or a form
to fill out, take some time, fill it out, send it back in, and the person will compile
it. – So that would be hiring the facilitator,
having her do the analysis, and then also doing the self-evaluation. I worry a little bit on the timeline, I like
it, I think it’s a great goal, and intention, but what if members of the community who are
going to evaluate us are not available, or are not ready by that timeline? Those are some of the variables that I think
we need to consider that we have that consideration with other people’s timelines. And I just don’t wanna bind us, not knowing
that uncertain point. Since it is a 360, just something for us to
consider. So I don’t know, what the rest of the board
would like, but I think by the next board meeting, it maybe be a little bit aggressive
timeline if folks are not available, I don’t know, I just wanna put that out there. I’m in favor either way, I think it’s a good
intention and goal, but we might wanna consider that. – We have a motion and a second, any question
or discussion? And madam secretary, it is a pretty– – I’m going to clarify. – Mouthy. – Motion by Trustee Ntuk, second by Trustee
Baxter to appoint two members to the ad hoc committee and to delegate them authority. – They’re already appointed, it’s to delegate
authority. – Just to delegate authority to them. – The authority to approve the contact. – To complete the facilitators. – To select a– – And complete the process by October, how
do we determine if we can complete it if we don’t know if the consultant is available. – We’ll pick whoever’s available. Trustee Otto mentioned three very good people,
somebody’s gotta be available. Trustee Otto did you hear what I was saying? – Especially since everybody else, hold on
let’s have order, cause we’re all speaking over each other. But I think that, I’m guessing they’ll be
available because most of the other boards have already completed their evaluation if
they were all due by the year end. So hopefully at least one of them will be
available. – Excuse me, when you appointed the two ad
hoc committee members, are you telling me that was a separate motion and vote? – There was no motion required for that, it
was just an appointment to that ad hoc committee. – We’re back to the board president, ad that
is correct per the policy. – Correct. – So I agree with Trustee Zia that this should
be done as quickly as possible, but to say that it absolutely has to be done by the board
meeting in October is unnecessary and counterproductive, and that we oughta just say get it done as
soon as possible and if let the chips fall where they may if we can’t get some people,
we’ll let the board make that decision. – And I don’t think the two are in conflict. Setting a goal and time horizon, a time date,
if we meet it, we meet it, if we don’t, we don’t, by the next board meeting we’ll know
we’re still in process, we’re not, it’s gonna be three more days, I think we can be proactive,
we have already discussed the evaluation and who the external people that we wanted to
be participated in the 360, we can notify everybody now, saying we’re gonna do a survey,
be ready to try to get it done in the next 30 days so they have advanced notice in parallel
while we’re making a decision on who’s available. They’re not mutually exclusive activities
or processes, but let’s make our best effort, and if we don’t, we don’t, but I have faith
in my colleagues who have volunteered to be part of the process that you’re gonna be diligent
in evaluating and making a decision and trying to come up with the best possible solution
in the shortest time frame. – Point of order, I just wanna better understand. Wasn’t the motion that was made, was to make
the decision by next board meeting, should we revise the motion, because if we’re recording
it as by next board meeting, then it’s official, so maybe we should revise the motion, or have
an amendment to the motion to as soon as possible, or make a concerted effort to complete it
by next board meeting. – Jackie? – Yes. We could make the motion as Jack recommends,
establish the procedure and timeline for the evaluation and to select and approve a contract
with a consultant. – That’s not the motion. – I think there was a second part. – It was about delegating the authority to
the ad hoc committee to select a consultant. – [Sunny] And conduct, didn’t you want the
conducting of the actual? – I’m trying to make sure Jackie gets that
first. – Who is going to approve, establish the procedure? – The committee, this is giving the committee
the authority to. – Well that’s what I was just reading to add
to what the– – You said something different. – [Jackie] Delegate to the ad hoc committee
what your authority is in this, for this specific committee. – You wanna read it again, what you have? – I have a lot of stuff here, it’s back and
forth, we’ll have to clean it up. To delegate authority to approve the contract
with the consultant, to decide on the methods, timelines, establish the procedure and timeline
for the evaluation, and to select and approve the contract with the consultant, we’re just
kinda repeating over and over, so let’s get it clean as to what. – Maybe we have Mr. Lipton speak to, we’re
getting lost in translation here. – And this is what he’s been saying. – If I may, board secretary, I think some
of the phrases that you have are a little repetitive. – Yes they are. I was just reading what I had started recording. – So just to clean it up and then also I think
that Trustee Zia had offered a friendly amendment that even though we would like to have it
completed by October 11th, it’s not necessarily, it’s really up to the evaluator and the person
who evaluates the survey. So with a goal of October 11th, however understanding
that that might not happen, but we can have an update on October 11th, and then certainly
by November I think it could be done. – [Reagan] Would you like me to propose some
language? – Yes, absolutely, but Jack if you wanted
to add something to that? – Trustee Ntuk I think asked me if I had a
suggestion for a motion? – I just wanted to make sure we accurately
captured your first part recommendation before we get into the timeline component. ’cause you said this committee’s now been
appointed, and we need to delegate authority for them to select a consultant and then decide
on a process. Was there additional language recommended
beyond that that should be included in the motion? – Well I think particularly since the board
is delegating authority to the committee, it’s important the precise nature of the delegation
be clear and in that regard, hearing the discussion of the board, I’d recommend a motion, such
as the following. That a motion to delegate authority to the
ad hoc committee to establish the procedure for the board’s self evaluation, to select
a consultant for that purpose, and to approve a contract with the selected consultant. That motion didn’t have a timeline in it,
but that could be a subsequent motion or an amendment to the motion. – Great I’d like to make sure the motion I
said to so moved, to reflect accurately what Mr. Lipton has just said that the only caveat
I’d put on there was to have a decision on a consultant in two weeks, and try to get
it done within a month, or by the next board meeting. – Madam Chair? So I’m wholly confused. Are we voting for selection of the consultant,
and having the self-evaluation completed by the next board meeting if possible, or are
we just voting to approve the ad hoc committee’s delegated authority of selecting a consultant,
’cause I’ve heard multiple things, and I’d like to bifurcate them. It seems that we transitioned into just the
consultant approval, and not doing the evaluation by a certain time, just wanna get clarification. – I think the original motion is to delegate
the authority for the ad hoc committee to choose the evaluator, period. And then if I understand correctly, and correct
me if I’m wrong, Trustee Zia, Trustee Ntuk recommended that it be done by October 11th,
and then Trustee Zia offered a friendly amendment, it’s still at the pleasure of Trustee Ntuk
to accept to include language that while we’d like it to be done by October 11th, we understand
that that might not be feasible, seeing as to how we haven’t already decided on who the
facilitator is and if they are available, so that’s where the confusion is. The original motion is grant the authority
to the ad hoc committee, to enter into a contract to make the selections and enter into a contract. That was the motion. Trustee Ntuk proposed the October 11th deadline,
Trustee Zia proposed that might not happen, let’s adjust the language to understand that
it might not be feasible, and that’s where the confusion is, how are we going to word
that, is that correct? – I have no confusion. And I can speak to the motion one more time. – Hold on one second, let’s agree to the motion
first before we start speaking on it, because we’re not in agreement on it. Trustee Baxter? – I thought the motion always included that
we would work with the consultant to select a device to do the evaluation, is that not
correct. – That’s up to the ad hoc committee, we’re
not gonna get in the weeds with the committee. – But I thought we needed to have that in. – That’s what Jack. So just clarify, that’s exactly what Jack,
I’m recommending the motion, the first part is what Jack is recommending. And he said four parts to it if I am correct
and Dr. Romali can probably, she’s been typing and read it back, but it was grant authority
for the committee to make a decision, for them to develop a process, for them to select
a consultant, and to enter into a contract with that consultant. Those are the four things I took away that
I think Mr. Lipton just said, and I think Dr. Romali was gonna say something, but her
and Jackie have written this down, is that what you’ve captured. – [Reagan] Yes sir. We can read it back to you if it’s your pleasure – That would be great for everyone. – Yes sir. The board delegates authority to the ad hoc
committee to select and enter into a contract with a board evaluator within two weeks. The board also delegates to the ad hoc committee
the authority to establish the procedure and timeline for the evaluation, and suggests
the evaluation be completed to the best of their ability prior to the October board meeting. – [Sunny] That’s good. – [Uduak-Joe] That sounds just what I said. – All right, is everybody okay with that motion,
any discussion on that? Now that we have a motion, we have a motion
and a second, any discussion on that motion? – I’m sorry, I hate to keep asking questions,
but, actually I’m not sorry because this is important. Is the ad hoc committee going to also select
who would be partaking in this evaluation, ’cause I know we’re, okay. And then you’re coming back to the board on
the determination of who these individuals are, or you’re just gonna make the decision
for the board? – We delegated, if we vote this, we delegate
the authority to the ad hoc committee. – On the members who can be evaluating us. – Correct, I think the language is Madam Secretary,
the procedure and protocol, I remember hearing you say the methodology. – Select and enter into a contract with the
board evaluator. – And then there was something else that you
said after that, there was additional language that talked about the methodology and the
procedure. – To establish a procedure and a timeline
for the evaluation. Those were my words in the past. – So I think it’s up to the ad hoc committee
to establish. – So how many people are we going to have
on the community side, and external stakeholders and internal stakeholders, and is this something
that maybe perhaps one community member from each district, each area is what I would suggest,
just so we have proper representation from each trustee area, and then of course our
internal stakeholders, with our faculty, full-time faculty members and part-time and classified
members, and people who have a vested interest in the district is what I’d like to see taken
into consideration our evaluation, and then of course students, if we can have representation
from the student side too, so we can have that perspective as well in our evaluation. – Trustee Zia, I think those are all valid
points, and I think that when the ad hoc committee meets, that as a member of the public, you
can make those, and I’m sure that they’re noted here, the two members on the ad hoc
committee have heard and we’re all in agreement with that, but I think that us delegating
the authority to the ad hoc committee allows them the opportunity to establish that process
and determine who will be involved, rather than to have the board micromanage that decision. Now I did see Trustee Otto, did you want to
add to that, I’m sorry, ’cause I know Vice President Drinkwine also wants to add to it. – Nope. – Go ahead Marlene. – I’m so sorry, I have one small clarification,
the board can delegate the authority to authorize the contract, not enter into the contract,
because technically, you cannot sign the contract, so just a point of clarification that the
board is delegating the authority to approve the contract. – Got it, thank you very much, I appreciate
that. Anything else, any further discussion on this
item? – So may I change the motion to approve a
contract, or to approve the name of the evaluator? – Okay, is this something that the student
trustee would have input on? – I had a question. – One more question, and then Dr. Romali,
does the student trustee have input on the board evaluation. – Board, not usually, he’s not being evaluated
as part of the board, it’s not been in the past, but I guess Jack would you have a comment
on that? We have never included the student trustee
in a board evaluation as being evaluated because it’s on your goals. I mean it’s based on goals. – Typically the student trustee is not evaluated
as part of the process, it’s the five regular trustees that are part of the self-evaluation. – No I’m sorry, my question was if the student
trustee weighs in on this vote. – Oh. – Oh. – I’m sorry. – Yes the student trustee– – Would weigh in on the vote? – It’s an advisory vote. – Okay got it. – Can vote on the process. – Okay thank you sorry about that. And Trustee Ntuk had one more question. – That was my question, was the student trustee
gonna participate, and I thought if he did participate, that fulfills the student role
in participate in the 360 process. I know we previously discussed superintendent
of the school district, and Janeen Conley, Long Beach State participating, I think it’s
apropos that our student trustee participate as well, if we wanna get a full assessment. But I think part of the motion we’re delegating
that to the committee to decide. But we’ve already had the discussion on who’s
gonna participate, or who we think should participate. – Any additional discussion, question on this
item? All right, let’s go ahead and call for the
vote. Student trustee Donnell Jones. – And just for clarification, this is for
the delegation of the authority? – To the ad hoc committee. – Aye. – All right and the rest of the board, all
those in favor? – Aye. – Any opposed? All right the motion carries, thank you very
much. To the ad hoc committee, thank you for volunteering
your time, and we expect that by the time our board reconvenes the whole process will
be 100% done, no pressure. All right we’re moving on to item 4.8. – [Douglas] Could do it by midnight. – It’ll be done tonight, Trustee Otto said. All right item 4.8, board agenda schedule,
this is an information item only. Information schedule includes ongoing and
routine agenda items that the board can expect to see on a monthly board agendas. Any discussion on that? All right, Dr. Romali, is there anything you
need to add to that item, or can we move on? All right moving on to presentations, section
five of our agenda, we’ve got the annual report on campus crime, and we have Lieutenant Martinez
here, we look forward to this time of the year, where we can see our progress, and how
we’re doing with our safety on campus, welcome. – Thank you, Board President Malauulu, and
trustees, and Superintendent President Dr. Romali, and Vice Presidents. So I’m pleased to present the 2018 campus
crime presentation. One of the things that the Long Beach police
section does is partner with various groups through the college to promote safety and
security throughout the campus, and that’s one of the things that we focus on is building
those partnerships and collaborating. And you’ll see some of that as we discuss
and go through the presentation today. When it comes to the crime statistics, and
we’ll get into those shortly, you’ll notice that Long Beach City College both the district
and both campuses are very safe, and if you were to compare that to any community college
throughout the country, Long Beach City College is one of the safest. So in moving forward and talking about the
Long Beach police section because they are definitely part of the safety that goes on
here, but definitely not the only part, there are many people and many partners and many
areas of the campus that play a role at providing for a safe environment and in providing for
that safe environment, building those relationships. And some of the things we do we’ll talk about
building those relationships, and I’m also gonna talk about building those relationships
with the students and kind of being ambassadors for that next generation, for those intersected
in law enforcement, but also creating an understanding that campus security and campus security is
really everybody’s responsibility, and kind of just instilling that when we go about and
do or work and through our business. So one of the things I do wanna comment on
is the Long Beach police section they day in and day out do very hard work, they’re
constantly paying attention to some of the small things, looking at things that others
probably wouldn’t look at, but also building those relationships so that both campus police
and others that need the information can get the information, and we’ll talk a little bit
about that too, about how that’s a collaboration. And promoting safety throughout the campus,
one of the many things that we do, and we’ll talk about a few other things. So moving forward, the requirements for reporting,
there’s obviously the Clery regulations act, institutions that receive federal aid are
required to report this information, you’ll see the Clery information in our annual report
that we’re putting out shortly. When I talk about the numbers, I’ll give you
a little bit more information about the numbers and the FBI uniform crime code, but one of
the aims is obviously you’ve got sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. And law enforcement too will talk about campus
police being involved in disciplinary process and we’ll mention a little bit about that
and how we partner with student affairs in making a collaboration and working to provide
a safe environment for the students, faculty, and staff. Obviously the goal is a safe campus, so there’s
many ways to do that. Crime is obviously a component of that, and
so when we do talk about the crime statistics, we’ll talk about some of the things that we’ve
done. In April we kinda provided a little bit of
a highlight with that, we talked about a bunch of different things, when it came to preventing
crime and providing for a safe environment on campus, and it included student affairs,
it included others in the DSPS, it included those working in other parts of the campus,
providing information, to not only us but others to kinda collaborate and figure things
out, and create that environment. So when it comes to classifying these crimes,
you’ll see this in the Clery report too, this goes on to when we talked about the statistics. But before we get into the numbers, I just
wanna talk about the goals, obviously our most important goal is protecting life and
property, and providing a service to the college. And one of the things that the section really
focuses on and that I highlight on is being there for those that need us. When they call we can provide information,
and I’m gonna use the word ambassador, my predecessor, now Commander Lieberman, used
that word ambassador, and we are really ambassadors for the college, we look and work to support
what goes on here, and so in serving the community, we’re really also are doing that protecting
of life and property. And so we do provide education to the educators,
personal safety, crime prevention, we talk a little bit about that. We do offer some of that, we do give presentations
to international students, we give safety presentations and information that sometimes
isn’t thought about by students to give them a little bit more awareness, that awareness
kinda increases their ability to kind of protect themselves, and also kind of stay out of situations
that may end up resulting in a crime. So one of the other things we do, we get involved
with and I know there’s some work going on it now with emergency preparedness. We’re gonna be a partner in that too with
our counterparts across the office over there when it comes to preparing for emergencies. I know that there was some recent work done
on evaluating some of the buildings around campus, and so we also pay a role in that. We recently had a large scale active shooter
mass casualty, I’ll call it rescue task force, it’s kind of our term we use to describe how
police and fire work together in a situation. God forbid something like that were to happen
here where we work together in order to save lives, is what it comes down to. And so we recently had one in June, it was
very successful. The college was a great partner in that in
providing the facility and allowing us to use various parts of the campus to train,
and we trained over 150 firefighters and police officers in responding to an active killer,
active shooter type situation, with all the information and some of the media and some
of the things going on around the country, it’s definitely very timely. So that is something, and I’ll talk a little
bit more about that shortly, some of the methods that we do to kind of reach our goals and
protect the campus is just the personal contact, it’s walking up to people and talking to folks,
keeping that line of communication open, it really comes down to some may see the uniform
too as a barrier, and so we try to break down that barrier by communicating with folks just
like people because we’re all people. And so that’s one of the things that we focus
on, that’s one of the things that I emphasize with the staff that personal contact and going
out there and interacting and talking with folks. We do campus events, and I’ll highlight some
of those shortly, but we do ice cream socials, we’ve done several of those, both in 2018
and 2019. And we’ve also brought in some other resources
from the department to share their expertise and just the nature of the job. We had some folks from the dive team, we had
some of our scent detection dogs, the dogs were a real big hit, people loved the dogs,
so we brought the dogs out twice actually. And so those are some of the things that we
do to kinda just interact with, communicate with the college community. Viking Newspaper we have a relationship with
them, in fact I’m gonna be meeting with them next week to just keep that open dialogue
and to share information, and to be approachable to them as they learn how to be journalists,
and so we’re part of that process also. We use Twitter, and then last October/November,
we went live with Instagram, and so we are attempting to use social media to reach out
to the community and promote things that we want to promote. Some of the things that we’ve done is created
videos for theft prevention, we’ve created videos for escorts that we do provide escorts
and that you can pick up the phone and call and somebody will escort you to your vehicle,
and we’ve done a video on that. We plan on doing some additional short videos
that we can put into either Instagram or Twitter. We do some of the training videos with the
recent active shooter scenario, the college participated and assisted us in taking some
videos, so we plan on using that video a couple of different ways. One of the ways for the college is that we
plan on doing some emergency operations executive training in the near future, and part of that
would be to use that video to instruct the executive staff in emergency operations, incident
management system and that sort of thing, if an incident were to happen on campus. And then of course obviously in-person trainings
that we do or just informal information. So we do work and collaborate with student
discipline, when it comes to issuing summary suspensions, being involved in the student
code of conduct part of it, and we did issue some summary probations in 2018, we did 12. Generally those involve theft of food items
from the Viking cafeteria, or some behavior between maybe a female and a male that is
not conducive to a learning environment some of those things will get referred to the student
conduct, and we work with them. We will participate in hearings if they ask
us to, and then we also provide our insight as it relates to whether it would be a crime
or is this a student conduct issue. And what you’ll see is a lot of times, there’s
obviously a bunch of different ways to resolve situations, student conduct is one of them,
if there’s a crime, investigating a crime is another. And so there’s various ways that we look to
kind of maintain that safe environment throughout the campus, so we use different ways to do
that and we work with student affairs and student discipline to do that. So we also are a member of the BIT team. The BIT team was recently in the April meeting,
you saw some more detailed information on what the BIT team does, and how they look
to promote this collaboration through various groups throughout the campus to assess different
situations, whether it’s a threat, or whether it’s a problem student or a conduct issue,
we look to review that information and participate in that discussion as a partner to all these
other areas on campus to facilitate that safe environment. And then we work to resolve it through the
group discussion. So getting into the numbers, so if you look
at the numbers there on the screen, 2016, 2017, 2018, we had a reported incidents increased
approximately 9%, those increase are basically what we call DRs or incident reports. We have a couple different ways to report
information, but the incident report is a way to collect information depending on an
event, it may not be a crime in some cases, it may just be the reporting of a conduct
issue like a summary suspension, and then we write an incident report on it. So the increase, one of the things that we’ve
been really looking to promote is see something say something, don’t be afraid to speak out
if you think something is not correct or you think you have a concern about something. The message is always we’d rather you report
it to campus police or somebody that you think can direct that information to us or to somebody
who can, especially if it’s a safety issue, to resolve it. And then at least we can take it, we can evaluate
it and determine where it can kinda go. And that happens often actually, we actually
get information and then we’ll right it back to somebody on campus that is more suited
to deal with that information or that incident, and not necessarily campus police. So if you look at Pacific Coast Campus, there
was a decrease in those reported instances for the reports, so the increase could be
for a couple different reasons. Obviously we’re saying if you see something
say something, but it could also be a decrease in the actual level of activity that we see
in that part of the district. And so there was a decrease in that situation. If you look at the number overall, there was
11% decrease in reported instances, when you combine both campuses, one of the other things
I wanted to mention too is when it comes to the numbers, and we’ll get into the statistics
into a second, is we are using the FBI unified crime code standard, which is basically analyzing
investigative information. The annual report is the Clery Standard which
the real big difference is those instances that are not only investigated but also reported,
they’ll be in that report which will be coming out near October, right about October. So the numbers here that you’re gonna see
is the FBI Uniform Crime Code which includes the analyze investigated standard. So if you look at the campus crime trends
for LAC and PCC, one of the things that you’ll see is when you look at auto thefts, you’ll
see an increase of two, if you look at some of the numbers more closely, in one instance
you’ll see that one of the thefts occurred on a Sunday, it looks like the event was probably
a car show, so depending on what the circumstance is, sometimes you have to look a little bit
closer at the numbers. There was another instance on the auto theft
where a vehicle was left overnight. And so when you leave a vehicle there overnight,
you obviously increase the likelihood that a theft could occur. So one of the things that we did too, is when
we look at numbers and we evaluate information, in this particular case we saw at the beginning
of the year there were more auto thefts, so what we did is we increased our visibility
in the parking, and the parking lots. If you look at the vehicles that are taken,
they generally tend to be very older vehicles, and the reason for that is they tend to be
a little bit easier to steal, they just don’t have the technology inside that makes it difficult
for someone to break in and take their vehicle. And so we increased our visibility and so
the end of the year, we only saw three instances and then the fourth was the Sunday car show
event, during the early morning hours when it was parked out there before the event started. If you look at theft, theft is probably one
of our largest numbers when it comes to crime. Obviously bike theft is in there too, but
property theft, and so one of the things we did at the beginning of last year in 2018,
is we created a theft video that we put into Twitter to remind people to protect their
property and just a really short clip, and we put in some information about don’t walk
away from your stuff, your computer, your phone, as simple as maybe, the video actually
showed a student female student going to the bathroom, and walking out and the computer’s
gone, just to get them to think about that kind of situation, and develop that awareness
so that they make some kind of other adjustment. Whether it’s having somebody stay with their
stuff or taking their stuff with them, so that it’s not left unattended, and on the
desk. And so theft is one of those things. We’ll talk a little bit more about it, we
talked about it at the end of April with bicycle theft and how we made some changes, when we
saw an increase in bicycle theft in October, some of the things that we did, and I’ll just
kind of revisit those and give you an idea of some of the crime prevention and awareness
that we’ve done. And then if you look at burglary, generally
the burglary is property related anytime you go into a building and you take property,
sometimes it’s, or something connected to a building depending on the circumstance,
so we saw a decrease in burglaries by two, but for the most part, property crime is our
most wanna say that are that we pay attention to when it comes to kind of effecting the
crime trend. And so we have to stay on top of it, and bike
theft would be one of those like I mentioned. If you look at these trends here, there was
an adjustment made, because you’ll see later that there was an arrest for a robbery, so
in the original paperwork it had two robberies, it was actually three robberies because it
was connected to an arrest that I’m gonna mentioned here in a second. So you saw that two of those robberies occurred
on campus, right on the corner of the campus, and the other was off campus but in the reporting
district, and so we had both of those were property, phone on one occasion, skateboard
on another, but initially the property taken in those was basically strong arm robbery
or bodily force we call it. And then the other was a car jack when it
came to using bodily force to take a vehicle, now that was off campus but within the reporting
district. And then we have no sex offenses to report. We had three felony arrests, domestic violence,
the robbery strong arm that I mentioned, which was the skateboard, and then we had a drug
arrest from an outside agency just off campus but within the reporting district, and that
was a felony warrant arrest. The strong arm student that was the one that
was the student on that incident, and that person was apprehended. We had five misdemeanor arrests and citations,
if you look at those basically there was a resisting arrest, where later they discovered
a pocket knife, an outside warrant arrest, that was a drug arrest, misdemeanor arrest,
and then we had a couple of municipal code violations and drug trafficking. And if you look at the reported, this is both
combined liberal arts campus and Pacific Coast campus, 30 incident reports, traffic accidents,
generally the traffic accidents are somebody backing up out of a parking stall or not gauging
the turn while they’re moving through the parking lot, they’re usually very minor situations,
rarely involve any injury at all and they tend to be just fender benders and what we
call for the most part, exchange of information. And then some vandalism we’ve reported eight
incidents. So if you look at the calls for service, there
was a very small increase in the calls for service, again this goes back to really kind
of developing that idea that if you see something say something, throughout the campus, I mean
we still have instances where we’ll learn about information maybe the next day when
it really probably should have been reported the day before to the police, the campus police,
and so we’re really trying to make that our, and we’re probably looking to do some information
out on social media to really increase that awareness, remind people of the numbers that
people call to notify us of incidents when they happen at the time that they happen. Instead of kind of getting into these email
chains where we sometimes find out about information later. One of the other things too is contacts that
we have out in the public, is those increased contacts will also generate a call for service. In addition to the calls that come in from
throughout the college community. So there was a question last time, I think
it was from Trustee Jones about information regarding certain classifications of race
for various contacts and for various interactions with campus police, with the city college
police, and so one of the things the department is doing, this came out of a bill, California
Assembly bill 953, and it required law enforcement agencies to collect data related to reporting
information such as the time, the reason for the contact, the perceived race, ethnicity,
gender, the age and such, and so there was a law that is currently on the books to gather
this information. Currently the Long Beach police department
is collecting this information, the Long Beach police section is part of that collection
process, so that process is gonna take a year at the end of this year, they look to compile
that information and then at some point publish it out, send it out to the public, reviewing
it. So that process is already occurring, and
so I’m anticipating sometime at the beginning of next year, I’ve been told March or April
is when the information is expected to be released after it’s compiled and reviewed
and put together as part of that. And they’ve been collecting information since
January first of this year. So one of the things that we’ve really looked
to do and this goes to the ambassador part of being connected with the Long Beach police
section is interacting with the college community. We’ve done a couple ice cream socials, we’ve
had various details from throughout the department including like I mentioned the scent detection
folks and also some of the people that work in the lab, the forensics folks, to share
how the learning here at the college is connected to what they do, there’s a bunch of science
there, when it comes to doing the forensic part of it, so there’s definitely some connection. Who knows if somebody actually spoke to somebody
from our forensics section and they actually are interested now in pursuing something like
that. But the idea is just to cerate that dialogue,
we played a little bit of corn hole too, there was a little bit of a competition going on. The event was only supposed to last an hour,
and I think we were almost there two hours, I know there was an intense game going on,
so it was a good time. But as far as the other things that we do,
we look to engage, we have troops coming in from out of the country we look to meet up
with them and just kind of engage those that use the campus. They were using the campus I think on that
day because they were parking some family members over there so we went over to provide
a presence but also to engage those that were coming back from overseas, and those are just
some of the things that we’re doing to promote that kind of positive interaction with the
the college community, faculty, staff, and students. As I mentioned before, when it comes to crime
prevention, we had some bike thefts down at PCC. When you looked at the bike numbers, or when
you looked at the theft numbers, really the difference was these nine incidents that occurred
that would basically bring it back to the 2017 number. We hd quite a few going on at PCC and so we
did some things in order to address it, obviously identifying the suspects is one, but there’s
other ways to address crime. One of the things that we did is we call it
basically community policing by environmental design, and what that entails is just making
it more difficult to do the crime. You take one part of the, we have this crime
triangle, but basically taking one part away from it. So in this case, these bike racks were near
one of the main thoroughfares there, PCH, we moved them to a place that was not ideal
for someone who was looking to steal the bike and so it made it more difficult for them
to do that. And anther thing that we ended up doing also
too is we obviously have our videos that we were doing, we were using the video surveillance
system to identify those that were seen taking bikes and work with our detectives downtown
in order to connect those two together. In one case in one of the burglaries, we did
use video to identify the suspect, and he was eventually arrested and charged. And he was connected to some other burglaries
outside of the college area too, but the cameras were crucial in that particular burglary investigation. And then of course just doing things to create
kind of a crime prevention and awareness about what’s going on on campus and communicating
not only with those that are attending classes with, ’cause we also get faculty calling us
about information too and then we use that to provide some response, or directed to those
that can actually impact it when it comes to making the college a safer place. Like I mentioned we recently had the training
exercise, in June, where we actually used this part of the campus, we took over basically
three buildings here and we ran numerous police officers and firefighters through a scenario
where there were multiple victims. It was done at night which was another challenge,
but it was also one of those things where it changes when you’re not operating during
the day, so being able to use the campus at night was a huge benefit, advantage, and when
did some classroom training actually before each individual scenario, and we used the
football briefing room as our classroom so the Vikings everyone was looking at the Viking
colors as they were preparing to do their scenario, and then they went out to the area
where they staged and ended up doing the training. One of the other things we did, the Long Beach
police section, we ended up applying for a grant through the Long Beach police foundation,
and we were awarded 30 what they call bleeding control kits that will be placed in all our
vehicles that can be used in the event, God forbid in the event of some kind of incident
on campus we are gonna have these bleeding kits that were provided by the Long Beach
police foundation, and they’re gonna be placed in our Long Beach City College police vehicles. One of the other things too that we did, is
when I mentioned some of things we do with the ice cream socials is that we become a
really good partner with the marketing and communications department, through Dr. Romali
and Joshua Castellano and Stacy Coda, they ended up being great partners with us and
promoting some of our interaction with the college community, and as a result of that,
they were awarded one of our community awards, and of course the award presentation occurred
on the day of graduation in June, but we are looking to, Chief Luna’s looking to present
that work sometime in the future for their help and actually helping to promote the police
department and interacting with the college community and promoting that positive interaction,
so there should be an award coming sometime in the future. Well that concludes my presentation. I don’t know if there’s any questions regarding
any of the information? – [Donnell] Madam President? – Thank you Lieutenant Martinez, I wanna apologize
to Vice President Drinkwine because what I should have done, is I should have deferred
to her to defer to you, so we’re gonna start al over again and you have to do your presentation
again. – Oh no! – We’re gonna do it right. So what I should have done is gonna happen
now and then you can start again. Vice President Drinkwine, I apologize, I should
have handed it off to you to introduce Lieutenant Martinez, and I jumped the gun, I was so excited
to see how we’re doing with our crime statistics, that I got ahead of myself, so do your thing,
and then he can do it again. – I think we can all agree that Lieutenant
Martinez needs no introduction, so I’m sure that was just fine. – Thank you very much, I think Trustee Baxter
wanted to comment. – [Ginny] Yes thank you, Hi, Lieutenant Martinez,
good to see you. – Nice to see you. – I happen to be program chair of a group
American Association of University Women and last Saturday we had a program on Title IX. Now I happen to focus that program on sports
and athletics, but also part of Title IX is sexual harassment, and I found it fascinating
that in three years we only had one sexual offense on campus, whereas the data shows
nationwide, tremendous harassment, sexual harassment, all kinds of, male/male, female/female,
and male and female. So do you think the reason our statistics
are so low is because of your great crime prevention, or is it perhaps that people are
afraid to come forward or they just feel like this happened to me, and I just want your
opinion please. – So I think in combating the first one and
kinda addressing the first one where they’re uncomfortable about coming forward or providing
information, that’s where the ambassador part comes in where we really look to kind of break
down those preconceptions about contacting somebody from campus police, somebody from
law enforcement, and so I think by doing that and that’s where this engagement really comes
in is breaking down those barriers and that was one of the reasons that we thought it
was important to recognize the communication folks here at the college because that has
been a crucial part, kind of alike a linchpin when it comes to having folks, students, faculty,
staff feel comfortable where they can approach us and feel that they’re gonna be heard when
it comes to those situations. The other part to that is my message is I
would rather know about something and so if we know about it, generally what we’re gonna
do is we’re gonna end up doing an incident report on it, so that it doesn’t go unnoticed
and forgotten. And so if it’s a situation where you have
two students and it’s possibly a Title IX or there’s some sort of harassing, my thought
process behind that is if we document it, even though it doesn’t result in a crime,
we work with our partners in student conduct and student affairs, they decide how to use
that information to address the student behavior, and so that’s where the partnership comes
in too but also too, it looks to recognize it and move to act on it in some way, shape,
or form, so that we don’t get something that escalates into something worse and more serious. – Okay thank you. Is it possible that for, and maybe this would
violate privacy, but that health services, the college nurses and the college psychologist
could keep track, not necessarily of the people, but if they were told, would that be a better
representation or am I saying I’m going outside the bounds of what criminal activity is or
what your roles and responsibilities are. – Yeah so my comment to that is I know the
Long Beach City College district uses a system to organize the information that kind of student
information when it comes to conduct and that such. And of course some of our teams, like the
BIT team for example, there is a mental health clinician and somebody from DSPS on it also,
and as a result of that, those two folks too, there are still HIPAA and FERPA laws that
we still have to pay attention too, but that’s some of the things that we are aware of it
but that communication regarding information that comes through, whether it comes from
us going to student conduct or student conduct is already aware of it, we’ve had that discussion
about depending on what kind of information it is, should we know about it, and that discussion
is always ongoing. Is it something that you need to notify campus
police depending on what kind of behaviors. And what they’ll often do is they’ll contact
us or they’ll contact me and we’ll have a discussion like basically a consultation to
see if it’s something that is criminal and if it falls within our area of responsibility,
or if it’s something like Title IX that the college is gonna address. – So the college files a Title IX report,
your statistics don’t have to do with that. – Yeah the Title IX information, like it was
presented in April, they provided some data on basically misconduct and students, and
I would defer to Elysia Concord on that. – [Ginny] Thank you. – Thank you Lieutenant Martinez. First of all I wanna commend you and your
great team on doing such a fantastic job, I have to tell you I’m a walking, talking
advertisement for Long Beach PD, everywhere I go, this bottle goes with me. I wanted to ask you, in particular, on the
2019 data, and when that is going to be made available ’cause I understand the most recent
ones are 2018. – Yeah so the data is collected throughout,
so we’re in 2019, the police department throughout the year will collect data and assess, and
like I mentioned before there’s a couple different categories for crime that’s given to the FBI
part one, and part two, but ultimately what they do is they compile that at the end of
the year, there’s really a push at the end of the year to get all the information and
all the reports in so they can finalize the crime data and then what happens then at that
point is once it’s finalized, it’s released to the public, it’s put on the website. Specifically for the college, I have reports
that I review that pertain to the college and the areas that the college is connected
to and then that information normally is put out in June. I know that because of some of the stuff going
on both in June and July, my presentation was pushed to September. But normally you’ll see it in July, or I’m
sorry, June of 2020. – Okay so that data would be available for
the previous year in June. Or for 2019, it’ll be available for. – Yeah for the unified crime code, for the
Clery information, you’ll see that for 2019 data, you’ll see that given to the department
head in October of 2020, October 15th of 2020. – Okay and then on your page 11, who is outside
agency, with the drug charge, is that the DEA? – No it’s usually a local law enforcement
agency, generally on those warrants, once the arrest is made, the information is not,
it’s removed from the system, so it’d take some leg work to figure out exactly who it
is, but I can find out the agency, but generally they’re not federal warrants, they’re local
law enforcement warrants, either from another neighboring agency, some cases from out of
the area, but generally locally, whether it’s from an agency in Orange County or the Los
Angeles Sheriff’s department or the LAPD, it just depends on what agency actually filed
the warrant, and then they had a warrant when they were contacted and the arrest was made. – Do we know what kind of drug offense it
was? For the charge? – I could find out the exact offense for you. Like I said it could take, I’d have to go
contact that agency, determine the warrant number and find it. There was a misdemeanor and a felony. – [Sunny] I’m sorry? – There was a misdemeanor and a felony I believe
an arrest. – I’m referring to the felony arrest. That one I was just wondering on. And then on page 13, where I think it was
page 13, I’m sorry, page 13, other reported incidents, so a couple years ago, we had a
swastika show up in our bathrooms, what would that be considered? Is it vandalism or is it hate crime material,
how does that get reported? – That’ll get reported, it depends on if there
was a vandalism charge to it, so it could be connected to vandalism, depending on what
information was written, it could be filed as an incident report. So anything that would be considered a hate
crime, all that information is handed, basically the department looks at all those reports
and then assesses them and then puts out, so you can basically run a report for hate
crimes. And so that gets investigated as a hate crime,
and it’s determined to be a hate crime, then it would end up in our statistical information
as a hate crime. – What is that categorized or what is that? – Well usually the hate crimes that are associated
with another crime, so if you have robbery, but there’s a hate enhancement to it, you
would get a hate crime for it, like if for example somebody was robbed but then there
was some information during the robbery that indicated it was a hate crime by what was
said or done, then it could be considered a hate crime. – And we monitor it correct? – Yes so that information on obviously serious
crimes for hate and then if it’s a situation that would meet the criteria for a hate crime,
and we have criteria that we use and that the department uses to determine if it’s considered,
if it falls into that hate crime category, it can be reported as a hate crime statistic. – And do we report that to agencies like,
I’ve heard I don’t know if this is a requirement or not, but it gets reported to FBI, are those
statistics reported to other agencies? – Well in the uniform crime code, there are,
I have to go through the list for both, but there are crimes, there’s basically part one
and pat two, and usually like I said, the enhancement part of it, so if there would
be a robbery, a robbery would be part one, and then you would get the hate crime enhancement. But as far as the hate crime itself being
reported, by itself, no it wouldn’t be, it would usually be attached to a crime. And if that crime is something that we would
report to the FBI then yes it would be included in that reporting process. – Okay I’d be curious to get that information
at some point and I also wanted to commend you, I recently met with the faculty and they
were very pleased with your performance and your team’s performance, and safeguarding
our faculty and our staff and of course Superintendent President Dr. Romali’s leadership on that
front, so I wanna give you kudos for really upping the ante in making sure there’s great
engagement and teamwork and cooperation across the board, so thank you. – Okay student trustee? – So I guess I wanna start off by saying I’d
like to report a theft, do you guys have jurisdiction in West Lafayette, Indiana by any chance. – In Indiana? Oh no, we could make a call. – I was actually out there, representing as
well just like our Trustee Zia rocking my Long Beach City College and LBPD water bottle
and happened to misplace it out there unfortunately. But wanted to thank you first and foremost
for the tremendous work you guys have been doing in the community here and for engaging
with our students and the way that you guys have, that’s really great for really building
the relationship between law enforcement and our community as we see so much fracturing
in so many parts of Los Angeles County, this is really great work. Also wanted to, also thank you for getting
back with the information regarding my question from the last report, I did have a really
quick question, so I know that it says on slide 15, that Long Beach PD started collecting
data in accordance with AB953, January first 2019, is there a reason why there’s a four
year delay in collecting the information? – I believe the law was passed in 2015, and
so there was some time built into the law so that law enforcement agencies could prepare
to collect the data, agencies collect the data in different ways, we don’t necessarily
collect the data the same way as another neighboring agency might. The law is specific about what data is to
be collected, but that doesn’t keep an agency from collecting additional data in addition
to what is required by the law, that was made in 2015. So and it’s for us, for the Long Beach police
department, we’re a large agency, and as a large agency, there’s a lot of moving parts
and it takes a while to kinda get those processes moving and organize how that information is
gonna be collected. What’s the process gonna be done for? Like I recently went to a training class and
some agencies actually write that information down on a card, some put it into a tablet,
some actually have phones that they type it into, so it depends on the agency and how
they collet it. And then obviously every agency can collect
more than what is required by law, so all that kind of takes some time to kind of get
the engine warmed up and moving before the actual collection occurs. – Okay thank you. And then also, I noticed that at the bottom
of a couple slides it mentions reported incident, let me just talk about, here on slide eight,
seven, six, do these include any off-campus incidents that may have been reported to Long
Beach police because maybe a person involved could have been a student? – It depends on how the incident occurs, but
generally those incidents all occurred on either campus property or property right next
to, off campus property but right within the same reporting district. Both the campuses for statistical reporting
purposes have two reporting districts and information that is collected is dropped into
those reporting districts depending on how it’s reported. So if you had an incident off campus that
involved students, it wouldn’t be included because the incident did not occur on campus
property. – Okay so my water bottle in Indiana wouldn’t
be included. – No, no, no. So if somebody were to go look for that information
they would have to go to that agency, state, whatever municipality to get it. – Thank you so much. – Trustee Ntuk? – Lieutenant Martinez thanks so much for the
presentation today, I know it’s always a topic that we’re interested in and the campus community
is interested in seeing how we’re doing in different apparatus. And I know there’s a formal program out there
called coffee with a cop, I appreciate our one on one program, coffee with a cop, we
can get a chance to get together. I had a few questions for you. How many LBPD officers do we have versus the
SSO security officers, is the picture representative of everybody, or is it a mixed bag. – These pictures that are up here, yeah so
it’s little bit of everybody, depending on the event, not everybody works at every event. So this photo included some from two different
watches, the day watch and the afternoon watch, but we also have basically a graveyard watch,
a watch one throughout the night. We have four sworn police officers and then
we have on top of the four, we have 12, well we have an SSO supervisor, 17 total, so we’ve
got the four and then the 13 plus one of the 13 is SSO, special service officer supervisor. SSO-4 is what we call it. – And I know you’ve come in a helicopter before
on campus, was that to deliver ice cream, to an ice cream socials? – So we did have a helicopter land in the
quad, the plan was to have the helicopter land again in May, but there was an incident
that occurred at PCC, and so we thought it prudent not to have the helicopter land after
that kind of event, so we canceled the helicopter and we added some additional folks to the
ice cream social, which included the forensic people from our department to share some of
their knowledge and insight about how they collect evidence and process. But we do have that on our list, and maybe
in the fall we’ll see. – And then what kind of vehicles do you guys
use? Do you use city vehicles, campus vehicles,
is it motorcycles like in the picture, how are we providing mobility access? – So there are police vehicles, the newer
vehicles are the four SUV Explorer, called the Interceptor, but it’s basically a Ford
Explorer, we have two of those for the police officers, and then we have two of those for
the SSOs, we also have two Crown Victoria police vehicles which are the older police
vehicles but those are also for the officers. They provide me with a vehicle, and then also
officers are, if interested, can attend bike training and can use the bike to interact
with the campus community, the bike is an excellent way to kind of promotes and break
down those barriers, promote that positive interaction. And also too, they get to wear a different
uniform when they ride the bike. So an incentive is to get out there and get
a little exercise, you can always wear a uniform that isn’t made of wool, and you’re a little
bit more comfortable, and you’re a lot more approachable when you’re on the bike, so they
have that option too. They can walk, walking obviously is something
that I encourage around campus, and through the hallways, and interacting with faculty
and staff and students as part of their daily routine. – And then if I was a concerned faculty or
staff member, what’s the right process to call for help. If I’m in a classroom, should I call 911,
is there a non-emergency number for the campus, what’s the right process? – So the way that the communication process
works to go to the police department, there is a police non-emergency number, obviously
if it’s an emergency, it’s 911. And if you’re not sure if it’s an emergency
but you think it could be, 911. There’s a non-emergency number which is 435-6711,
if you can’t remember that, then you can dial 4910 from an extension inside the campus communications
system and you will also get the police department, communications center. – And then what do we do with our campus sororities
and fraternities? Do we do training to them to say, hey this
is not the 13th grade, we’re all adults here, how do we work with our student groups on
campus. – So generally how that works is that would
fall on student affairs and they would, I know Alysia Kirkwood is definitely involved
in interacting with programs for various sexual assault training, identity training that sort
of thing, and including if there was an interest in providing that training from some of the
sororities or fraternities, then she would, I don’t wanna speak for her, but generally
what’ll happen is she would probably take the lead, and then if she wanted us to participate
in that she would reach out to us and we would discuss how we could assist in providing information
to those groups on campus. – And then last question, I know usually it’s
the theft and the vehicle break-ins are kind of our highest number of issues, do we have
a camera system in the parking structures I saw the bicycle you’re on camera, the bicycle
rack, do we also have that around the cars, and is that anything changed, or how that’s
going? – There are hundreds of cameras, my understanding
is, I don’t want to provide all that information out, but there are hundreds of cameras throughout
campus, and so the reality is it doesn’t cover every square inch of every possible corner
and nook and cranny on both campus properties, but it is definitely a huge force multiplier
when it comes to identifying people. They were used, we ended up with the recent
Bernie Sanders rally, the police department in conducting that operation used the Long
Beach City College cameras as a force multiplier to maintaining a safe environment and event
during that operation. And it was a huge situational awareness tool. And so that same process is used throughout
the campus. Specifically where they are, I meant that
would be a discussion about what parts of every facility do they cover, and we can do
that, I’ve actually had questions on that, they can tell me where the cameras are and
what direction they point and that sort of thing. – I’m a former mall cop, so I used to watch
on the cameras, when people steal from Macy’s, so. – Yeah, me too, loss prevention. – Loss prevention, yeah thank you so much. – Anybody else? I have a couple of questions for you. First of all, thank you, you did an outstanding
job. I love seeing all the engagement from our
police officers on campus with students. It really makes all the difference for creating
a very safe atmosphere and a culture where students feel like they could come to trust
the police officers here to protect and serve. Couple of questions, I’m looking at this photo,
and I appreciate the diversity in the officers that we have on campus, what languages, foreign
languages are spoken by any of these officers, if any? – I think Cambodian, but that would be the
only that I’m aware of, no Spanish. – Mandarin, we have Mandarin. – Oh Mandarin, yes, Mandarin and Cambodian. – Vietnamese. – Oh and Vietnamese. – Very good, very good. Do you happen to know if the officers have
had an opportunity to interact with students using a native tongue? – So my direction would be to interact, how
they interact would be entirely up to them, as far as how they promote the positive image,
I am completely 100% open to however they want to do that, I don’t really micromanage
that part of it. In fact when it comes to the social media
aspect of it, the rule for the social media is if you’re gonna post something, and you’re
unsure about it, have two people look at it, and if they think that it’s good, then. So I try to empower them to go out and initiate
those conversations without putting too many restraints on them, so they wouldn’t wanna
do it or they feel like they’d hesitate before and so speaking in their native tongue to
somebody on campus, I’m 100% behind it if it’s looking to promote that positive image
of the police department and creating that positive perception that we’re looking to
achieve. – Okay very good. One more question, what is the boundary of
the jurisdiction for the officers who serve on campus? Is it strictly limited to the campus or is
it across the street, how far out is that jurisdiction because I mean LBPD is throughout
the city, but as far as the officers on our campus? – Oh as far as where they would patrol. – [Vivian] Yes, or if an incident were to
occur. – So generally the rule is that they would
need to be on campus grounds which generally goes to that street, I mean they’re not really
looking to go out into the street, but they could easily, depending on the nature of the
event, like there’s an accident right there at Lew Davis and Clark, and we’re right here,
an officer could easily respond to that until a beat unit depending on where it fell, if
it was inside the confines of the college property or just outside, they could respond
to that until the nearby beat unit was able to respond and start to work through the accident. But generally the direction is to be available
for calls for service on both campuses from the college community. They have obviously gotta eat lunch, so they
might go get something to eat lunch, but generally they’re not going to respond to calls in any
other part of the city. Only exception to that would be is if there
was an emergency that required them to leave, but generally because we’re a contract, the
officers don’t leave. They’ll pull resources from other parts of
the city before they start looking to tap into contract resources. – So it was kind of a two fold question, one
say we’ve got the homes that are right across the student on Faculty or across the street
on Clark, if a resident non-LBCC student got into a situation where they needed something,
and one of our officers was available, is that something that logically would make sense
for an officer that’s assigned to patrol the campus help out one of the residents across
the street, and then on the flip side is, a few years ago I had a student walking south
on Clark across the street to his car, and he was looking down at his cell phone and
it was at night, and somebody came up behind him and snatched the cell phone from him and
took off on foot. So that had happened across the street from
campus, and when I found about it, it was already a couple of weeks later, but I’d advised
him to contact police and file a report, and he said he didn’t because it happened on Clark,
it didn’t happen on campus, but I’m pretty sure he should have. So in terms of the residences across the street
and in terms of our students being across the street. – So the answer to your first question would
be generally that’s gonna be handled by the area beat unit. Now the exception to that would be, it depends
on the nature of the call. If the call was something that was not serious,
we have different ways of prioritize calls, but generally if it’s not serious, doesn’t
require immediate police response, they’ll either do one of two things, did you call
the police or could you call the police, or I’ll go ahead and on the radio I can say there’s
a person out here requesting assistance regarding a dispute with a neighbor and then they would
air that information the communication center would enter that into the computer for a call,
and the next available beat unit would respond to that and handle it, and they would come
back and handle calls for service. The other would be I would say if they had
an incident like that that occurred off campus, regardless of whether it being something that
would be part of our crime numbers, they should report that because that’s still their property
and a crime still occurred and as a result of them reporting it, they may even, I mean
it doesn’t always happen, but sometimes they might get their property back. They may end up reporting it and the evidence
the loss may end up getting recovered at some future pint and they may get it back, and
filing the report is the first part of that. – Thank you, and just in closing once again,
thank you, I remember I think it was Valentine’s Day last year when the helicopter landed on
the LAC campus, and that was really neat, it was a great way to spend Valentine’s Day,
and I do support the decision to cancel the helicopter landing at PCC in light of the
not too long before that the false alarm with the situation that happened there, so I think
that that was very prudent and it was a wise decision, but I do look forward to having
a helicopter land at PCC. So we do have to get that back on the calendar,
that rain check we have to make good on that. Thank you for your work, and please thank
the rest of your team. – Thank you. – All right anybody else? Okay so we are gonna move onto 5.2, and this
time I’m going to do it right, I will defer to Vice President Gene Durand, for human resources
who will then defer to Kristin Olson and the rest of her team. And I believe that is our last presentation
for the evening. – Is there another one? – Oh we do have one more. – I’m happy to introduce two individuals who
I’m quite grateful to have on my team. That’s associate vice president Kristin Olson,
and our executive director of classified personnel, Caroline Chretienn-Shook, who will present
to you for year 18-19 our annual faculty and staff diversity report. – Thank you Vice President Durand. Good evening board members, superintendent,
vice presidents and audience members, my name is Kristin Olson, I’m the associate vice president
of HR and if it pleases the board, I’d like to call your attention to the annual faculty
and diversity report. In looking at slide one, select inclusion
and diversity enhancement initiatives, this slide outlines some of the strategies that
were implemented within the 18-19 fiscal year, which I will now review. Retention and cultural impact. As we know efforts at diversity do not stop
upon selection. Precise recruitment and selection techniques
are critical for this initiative and purpose. The next step then becomes retention efforts
and cultural impact. Toward this end, we implemented the following
during the 18-19 year. The awareness and inclusivity series which
includes topics such as implicit bias and stereotypes, gendered language, and cultural
sensitivity. The safe zone training with topics including
LGBTQ+ identity, development, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, inclusive
language and improving equity and inclusion on campus. Webpage enhancements, this includes create
contact information and resource information for individuals with disabilities and also
LGBTQ+ concerns. Inclusivity initiatives and improvements,
created and communicated a process for the use of interpreter services, video captioning
and requests for accommodations for the college sponsored events. I guess I was supposed to hit the slide, I
didn’t know that. Outreach impact, recruitment and selection
efforts. The conviction question has been eliminated
within our application process, this is a barrier to consideration with possible racial
implications. The board will be pleased to know that we
did this ahead of the community college system as a whole in the state of California, so
this is something to make note of and be very proud of. The initiative statewide happened after we
did it here. Improve your marketability, we held two events
this past year, February 2nd 2019, we had an event for faculty to learn about the application
process, and April 27th, 2019 we had an event for classified applicants. We reached out and partnered with the following
groups, NAACP, United Cambodian Community, the EDD office, Centro Cha Filipino Migrant
Center and the women’s shelter of Long Beach. Job fairs, we participated in job fairs for
both academics and classified positions, we participated in community college registry
for faculty positions and this occurred on January 26th, 2019, the classified job fair
was held on September 11th, 2018. We established visually appealing high impact
job postings we pared down only to the most important information, we started using impactful
language and the use of photos. We streamlined the recruitment process, we’re
in the process of eliminating job application information and only using resume information
for management positions. We’re piloting that with management positions
now and we may use it with other positions as well. Elimination of official transcripts and overuse
of supplemental application questions, as these are often barriers for consideration
and the outcome of these initiatives are more efficient and responsive, more branded and
more professionalized outreach efforts. The next slide, within this slide specifically
I’d like to call your attention to column 18-19. Overall the percent of diverse hiring was
at 71%, which is trending upward from 2015-16, and it’s a 13% increase from last year, and
it’s increased from 42% in 15-16. Why do we see this increase? We continue to use the strategies that we
reported on in previous years, in addition to the new strategies reported on in this
year, and will continue to develop new strategies and refine our processes. Full time faculty and ethnic diversity, again
the diversity of full time faculty increased from the previous year from 17-18 to 18-19,
importantly essential premise of this longitudinal time analysis is that from 2012-13 onward,
diversity in hiring at LBCC overtime is trending upward. The overall diversity increased from last
year at 50%, which is also the highest number we have ever achieved here. In the slide within current part time faculty,
like the diversity for full time faculty, the overall diversity of part time faculty
has increased and trended upward over time. Here again we’ve achieved our highest rate
of diversity in hiring at 43%, and now I’d like to turn this over to my colleague. – Thank you Kristin, good evening board members,
Dr. Romali, Vice President and member of the public. We have 40 more slides to go, just kidding,
just four, just four, it will go quick. So I’m happy to we need to laugh right? So regarding the management recruitment, you’ll
see that the data includes both academic and classified from 2017-18 to last year, we increased
our total diverse hires by 14%, from 60% to 74%. And 74% is actually the highest number we
have achieved so far, so I’m happy to report that. This increase speaks directly to the initiatives
and strategies Kristin Olson reviewed with you previously, and now going to the next
slide, when it comes to the demographics of management, it increased by 3%, so we continue
to move in the right direction. Now about classified recruitments, we have
increased our numbers in the past three years by about 16%, and this year the total diverse
hires was at 72% which is also the highest number we have achieved so far. Going to the last slide, since 2014, we increased
the diverse hiring by 7% over time so specifically the last year, the total ethic diversity was
at 65%, which is the highest number we have achieved so far as well. Thank you for your time. – Anybody wanna comment on their, I would
like to, thank you for your time, and the relative brevity of your presentation. You managed to cover all the important points
and still do a really good job as you always do. So I know that we’ve talked about limiting
presentations, I don’t want to do that, but I really do appreciate the efficiency of what
you presented. Also I just wanna reiterate a point that I’ve
made before in thanking you. I know Kristin you’ve done this before, I
appreciate how much you’ve expanded the data that you present to include other ethnic groups,
and I really like the breakdown in terms of applicants and the positions for which they’re
applying, the classification. So that’s very helpful, so thank you very
much. The only other thing that it occurred to me,
and I know that it doesn’t have anything to do with ethnic diversity, so I’m not really
sure where it would fall, but is there a way that we can track or present perhaps next
year, implement an age demographic to see the age criteria of applicants? I don’t know that it would make too much of
a difference, but I’m really curious, and the reason is is because I know that we have
a lot of baby boomers who are aging out of the workforce, and I’ve strolled the campus
and I’ve seen students of various ages and I know that we do have people joining our
staff just looking at the poster that was sent out of new hires, I was really impressed
with the diversity that was reflected in age, so maybe we could implement that into next
year’s report? Another line item? And I’m sure it’ll only add about 10 seconds
to your presentation. Okay so thank you very much. Trustee Ntuk, just one question please. – No question, just statements. I just wanna say thank you so much, I’ve been
involved in hiring and diversity recruiting for over a decade and you hear the empty statements
that we can’t find good candidate of that demographic or this demographic. If we do this than so many people will get
laid off and it’s not a zero sum game. You can have diversity and have you can inclusion
and there’s a place for everybody, and it’s great to see some of the strategies and tactics
that I know we’ve talked about over the last three or four years get implemented and see
the results continue to improve, it’s not the end of the world, there’s a place for
everybody, and we’re starting to look like our student body, we’re starting to look like
the service area of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, Catalina, and it’s needed, I
think it builds trust in our institution that when you come on campus you’re seeing people
who look like you are the same age as you, there’s women and men, a wide variety of representation. And hiring’s a big part of that, and then
retaining the folks after we do hire them that they make it through probation and they
get tenure and they get promoted and then we do the cycle again. So just wanna say thank you again, I know
this has been ongoing work that you guys have both been doing a great job of, so thank you. – Thank you, and just, I don’t know, did anybody
else want to add, just one other thing too, and I do think that this was reported before,
maybe Vice President Durand, didn’t we have a presentation before that talked about the
level of education that some of the applicants had, didn’t we have something, I recall seeing
and maybe it wasn’t for the purpose of the staff diversity, but I think that there was
somewhere I remember reading what percentage had advanced degrees or doctoral degrees,
but I can’t remember in what context that was presented. – So I don’t recall presenting that to the
board in the last three years. It is certainly if you’re interested in that
information, we can take a look, it would be most applicable toward faculty of course
because of the MQs that we track. In addition academic administrators, for classified
though, we just need to be mindful that the great thing about classified service is that
there can be a substitution of experience for education, so it would be a little less
relevant in that area. – The equivalency. – It’s not exactly equivalence but yes, but
we can certainly take a look and see what we might be able to come up with that would
be meaningful for the board to see and I’ll work with Dr. Romali on that to see what information
we may be able to get you on. – Sure thank you. And just lastly, at not this year’s job fair,
but at a previous job fair, I met an applicant and she was, she’d already retired from her
career, I think she had worked for the county for a good 20 years, and she was looking for
part time work and she was actually my friend’s mom, and she mentioned to me, she said, “I
saw some stuff that I’m interested in “online, it’s all full time, I can’t do full time “and
I want part time,” she goes, “But anyway, “the college wouldn’t hire me ’cause I’m too
old.” And I just remember thinking you’re not too
old, still apply, the only problem is that you don’t want a full time job, but it’s not
because of your age. So I just wanna make sure that we get the
message out that we are very diverse in our hiring practice and age is just a number. So thank you, thank you, really appreciate
that. Anybody else? Great we are going to move on to section 6
of our agenda which goes into our consent agenda items. Section 6.1, does anybody want to pull an
item off the consent agenda? – [Douglas] No but I’d like to make a motion. – Okay before you make that motion, let me
just for the public, let you know that item 6.11, does have a minor typo in there with
the date and that will be corrected on the agenda as it’s reposted, so it’s just got
the date, an extra digit on the date. Other than that, I will entertain that motion
Trustee Otto. – To approve the consent calendar. – Second. – Alright we have a motion and a second to
approve the consent items which will be 6.3 through 6.13, any discussion on that? Student trustee your vote? – Aye. – All those in favor? – Aye. – Any opposed? – Excuse me, who made the second? – I did. – Thank you. – Trustee Zia. All right so we are going to move on to section
seven of our agenda, and we’re going to academic affairs, so item 7.1, this is new board policy
and administrative regulations 4030, the academic calendar. And it doesn’t say the year, let’s see is
this the academic calendar for 2020? – [Jackie] It’s a board policy, it’s not a
calendar. – Oh I’m sorry, you’re right, it is is a board
policy, I skipped right through that. This is an action item, so I will entrain
a motion to approve the new board policy 4030. – So moved. – Is there a second? – Second. – We have a motion and a second, any discussion? – Just this is question, is for Dr. Romali,
this is a new policy that’s kind of on our review that we previously didn’t have correct? – Correct. – Thank you. – All right we have a motion and a second,
any discussion or questions? – I have a comment. – Yes, Trustee Zia? – I know administrative regulations are typically
not something we approve, but I’d like to ask that we consider in the holidays listed,
the high holy days, the Jewish high holy holidays as well. – [Vivian] Any additional discussion? – I have a question, on that point, what is
in the AR, is it just the federal holidays, or is it, what’s listed in there. ‘Cause I know we don’t get the, as the board,
make the AR, but we do approve the AR. – It’s in the docket, it says holidays include
New Year’s Eve, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day, Lincoln Day, Washington Day, Memorial
Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, other
holidays including five board of trustees declared holidays, so that’s what I’m referring
to. – You could in the administrative regulation,
there is letter K that Trustee Zia just referred to, other holidays including five Board of
Trustees declared holidays. – Could we amend it or? – Trustee Otto? – Excuse me, I think we usually we don’t,
but we might want to spell it out and include it in there if we need specific dates. – We don’t necessarily, my input isn’t necessarily
to go, ’cause there’s quite a bit of Jewish holidays, but I just want staff and our team
to keep that in consideration when we’re putting the calendar together or district events,
and I think item K should just capture it, but just like to crystallize that for the
team and also colleagues. – Many fewer high holy days are, whatever? – I’m sorry Trustee Otto were you asking a
question? – No what I said was, many fewer high holy
days, so we might be able to spell those out. – That would be great. – Okay Trustee Zia would you like to make
an amendment to the motion to approve the calendar? – Sure. – [Vivian] I’m sorry, the administrative regulation? – Yes, to include the Jewish high holy holidays. – Rosh Hashanah? – Okay so who, the original motion was made
by Trustee Zia and seconded by Trustee Baxter, Trustee Zia would like to amend her motion. – She can amend it without any other input
as the maker. – That’s right, so you’re just amending it
without approval. Do you have that madam secretary? The language? – Jewish high holy holidays. Yeah, Jewish high holy holidays. – All right we have a motion and a second,
student trustee? – Aye. – All those in favor? – Aye. – Any opposed? Okay motion carries, we’re moving on to item
7.2, the nursing program update. I will defer this to Vice President Scott,
I know that this has been, this is an information item, this has been ongoing for some time,
we have had several meetings and updates, so I think for the benefit of the public,
Vice President Scott will give us a brief update as to the situation that’s happening. – Sure absolutely, thank you President Malauulu,
we have in our audience tonight Sigrid Sexton who’s the department head for the RN program,
as well as Rhonda Alger who’s the department head for the VN program, and also Dr. Paul
Creason who is serving as the dean right now. They’re all here, they’ve been here to answer
any questions that you have. But I’ll keep this relatively short, but I
think you’re aware that we’ve had some challenges in regards to clinical placements as a result
of a couple of factors. One is the increase in the hospitals hiring
only four year bachelors students, and also it’s really the increase in the privates,
some of the private nursing programs that are also looking for those clinical sites
for their students. So those are the two major issues that are
affecting our program. And it’s affecting the RN program and the
hospitals, but then there’s a ripple effect down to the VN program, so both programs currently
are looking at a challenge they have for the Spring semester, which could mean that we
would have to lower the number of students entering the cohorts for nursing, for RN and
VN. We are hoping that that will not come to pass,
but we also are very cognizant of the fact that if we accept students into the program,
we are required to be able to provide them clinical sites, that is a board of registered
nursing requirement, they’re our regulatory body and in good conscience, we have to be
able to get our students through. So that’s the situation. About 70% of our RN students are at either
Memorial or Miller’s Women Center. We have been working with them and in fact
we had a call with them earlier today with Memorial that Dr. Romali led. We are trying to get them to reconsider, but
they have currently created a plan for phasing us out of Memorial, even though we’ve been
at Memorial for about 50 years. So we understand their pressures, they’re
trying to ensure that they have a program that meets their needs for four year students,
but we also have our own needs with our program. And we feel very strongly that our program
provides exceptional training to nursing students and our students come from the community and
they stay in the community and they work in the community. And that’s a very important factor, and I
think it’s not as true for all the other programs. So and then in the VN program, we’re looking
at healthcare partners at the children’s clinic and Regency’s Oaks Acute Care Centers, and
so we’re struggling with clinical sites in all of those areas and that’s the situation. We realize that we have work to do in regards
to reaching out to other sites, the nursing faculty have become very involved in this,
they had a very big meeting on Monday, everyone is out there trying to get additional sites
for our students. We also know that we have to ensure that our
curriculum is moving towards a transfer program. Riverside Community College created a pilot
this year which was a collaborative program where students are co-enrolled at both the
CSU and a CC and we’re gonna be moving towards that, our curriculum committee is aware and
will work with the nursing program as well as our academic affairs department will work
with them also. The board of registered nursing is trying
to be flexible with us, but they’ve had their own pressures from the privates lately, and
that’s another issue. But those are what we’re trying to do, we
believe that at legislative advocacy is probably needed, working with the league is needed,
and high level discussions, Dr. Romali is going to work with us and contact some of
the other CEOs as we did today with Memorial and find out what we can do to remain in some
of these sites. So that’s the situation, we are hoping not
to have to decrease our enrollments in these programs, ’cause we understand how critical
they are for our students, about 1/3 of the students in our RN program are veterans, our
students are low income, these programs change lives for our students. Our nursing programs cost about $5,500 as
opposed to the privates which cost between 130 and 160,000, so our students are not incurring
the kind of debt that other schools, those students are incurring, and that is the situation,
but the three of them are here tonight, I hope that I represented it well for you because
I understand how worried they are but they’re here, and they’re happy to answer any questions. And Dr. Romali may want to add information. – Yeah, to give you a sense of the scale of
this, the nursing courses generate around 492 FTEs, I have over 1900 FTEs feeding into
that program in all of our science, healthcare, and math programs. That equates to approximately $9 million of
revenue to this institution to give you a sense of the scale of what we’re dealing with. Over 70% of those students are of color, and
on financial aid. So this is a dramatic equity and social justice
issue as well. We spoke with CEO John Bishop today, we also
Jeff Wood and I had an extremely productive conversation after that with another very
powerful local CEO that we have to keep confidential at this point, that we hope to be able to
bring with you very soon who we’re hoping can be very helpful to us, he was very very
a pro-LBCC and willing to help us and we are going to continue those lobbying efforts so
that our legislatures can understand what we’re talking about here in terms of impact. – Thank you very much Dr. Scott, and Dr. Romali,
and for the nursing leadership that’s here and has remained this late, we have been keeping
a close eye on this and I feel that it’s important, I know Dr. Scott was being very humble, but
I think it’s important to understand that this is a situation that the current college
leadership inherited and this is a situation that while it sounds really bad right now,
which it is, definitely it is bad, it has the potential of actually being really good
if we can fix it and if we can address the issues and build the partnerships and transform
it into something that can go into a partnership with one of our Cal State schools into a four
year program, so there is work to be done, and it will probably, you know just keeping
it real, it will probably get worse before it gets better, but with the right people
on board and with the right vision, we’ll go through a few bumps, and rather than sound
discouraging, just remember that we went through the same thing with the trades. So when we did cut some of the trade programs,
it got worse before it got better, there were bumps in the road, and now look, the trades
are back and they’re better. So I believe that the same future awaits the
nursing program, it’s just gonna take a little bit of resilience to get through and a little
vision. So thank you because I know that you kinda
had this dropped in your lap in the last few months and you’ve been working very diligently
to try to resolve it, and mitigate some of the problems, so I appreciate that. And Dr. Romali, and the nursing team, thank
you very much. – [Douglas] Can I make? – Trustee Otto, Trustee Baxter? – Excuse me, it is a very serious problem. Part of it is because of changes in insurance
and they’re having trouble insuring AA degree nurses is my understanding, it’s one of the
factors, and so a lot of institutions are going the way that they need to go, which
is to go to BS nurses. It has no reflection at all on the quality
of our staff, in fact I never met anybody that doesn’t sing the praises of Long Beach
City College RNs who come to work in their institutions and like Kathy said, they’re
local, they stay local, they’re dedicated, they’re not out to trying to find a job that
will pay just a little bit more money, but it’s something that we have to stay on top
of, I understand we’re trying to work with co-terminal programs and partnerships that
will keep us in the game, and I’m not sure what the exact solution is but I don’t think
anybody’s at fault, with the possible exception of the astronomical advertising budgets of
the for-profits. But it’s very important to Long Beach City
College not just financially, but just because of who we are, where we are. – Sorry Trustee Ntuk, you had your hand up
first, and I jumped right over, sorry. – No worries, thank you. Thank you for the update, I just wanted to
express frustration with this situation. I met with some of the nurses at Memorial
Hospital who are Long Beach City College alumni who went through the AA program and how upset
they are with their employer that they feel betrayed, this is an example of community
strip mining that we can privatize and change the rules. They were saying it wasn’t necessarily for
an insurance reason, but so you can get an accreditation and a promotional opportunity
for the hospital, and it’s really disappointing that marketing is taking the priority over
students and I think we’re in a constant fight against these predatory private institutions
who wanna take students who are looking for opportunity load them up with debt and they
may or may not actually get a better educational or employment outcome. And you’ve got the Corinthian College example
that they go bankrupt, students are loaded up with student loans, those classes are not
transferable, they’ve spent their time studying maybe it’s two or four years, and then they’re
in a place in their life that it didn’t work, it’s a broken promise. I really think it’s a time for all hands on
deck effort that working with our legislators, working as a board, community members that
if you’re, you gotta have medical services, my children were born at Long Beach Memorial. But you have an obligation to the community
that you can’t put marketing over students’ futures. And yeah, the alternative is a private $150,000
bachelor of nursing degree, which we should not be forcing our young people to do. And this is why we have the student debt crisis
in America that students cannot buy homes, they delay starting families they can’t live
where they wanna live, sometimes they still live with their parents longer, and so it’s
a downward cycle that is happening right before our eyes in our own community, and I think
I know that we have great people in the community that will come together and can help solve
this problem but it’s really frustrating and disappointed to see it continue to go this
way, and thankful for the staff and faculty who are here and I guess I had one question,
didn’t we just spend money to make more nursing facilities to de-bottleneck the wait list
so that we can get more students through the door? – Yes, we did to the A+P labs, and have hired
faculty due to the high demand to that, yes. – Now how long is our wait list right now? Is it 18 months or a year? – The nursing program is. – Oh to get eligible to get accepted, okay. – We just don’t take somebody with a 3.7. – Great, and just for folks who are watching
online didn’t hear, he said they took folks from various GPAs and really have an equity
minded, making sure that everybody has an opportunity who wants to and is meeting the
minimum qualifications, so that you for that Dean Creaser. – Yeah, no I just wanted to say that obviously
I give my wholehearted support to the effort to find a solution and that perhaps we need
to look outside the box, we need to look at other alternatives in addition to what we’re
doing, just because the nursing program is so important and it means a great deal to
our community and so I just wanna say I’m 100% behind this and whatever I can do to
influence, I’m happy to do it. – Trustee Zia? – Yes thank you. Since I’ve gotten on this board, this has
been a big priority for me, our nursing program is one of the capstone programs that we have
here. And I wanna really commend Trustee Baxter
’cause she’s the one who championed really paying attention to this issue, it was years
ago that was not being really looked at. Unfortunately, we are where we’re at now,
and I would like to echo her sentiment of thinking outside the box, and I wanna thank
and commend staff for really going above and beyond. One of the issues that was brought recently
by our senator to my attention is how a lot of these folks a lot of the private institutions
are going after veteran students and profiting off of them. So I could see a direct correlation here with
the private institutions trying to really profit and really we’re getting the short
end of the stick because we don’t have their marketing dollars, we don’t have their armature
that typically is reserved for high paid lobbyists and the leverage that they have. So I too wanna offer my support, anything
I could do to help. Our nursing students deserve the best, and
they deserve a career placement that is truly apropos and congruent with their skillset. In fact in the recent years of community hospital,
most of the students, most of the nurses that I talk to were alums, they’re taking care
of the poor, and they’re people who live in Long Beach and we need to take care of them
so we don’t have this massive brain drain, thank you. – Thank you, anybody else? Okay just before we close out the discussion
on the nursing program, I just want to acknowledge Dr. Romali saying two things about this problem
which I really think went a little below radar. You mentioned that this was an equity issue
and a social justice issue, and I think that we do need to capitalize on that, the fact
that 70% are students of color and on financial aid, I think that that needs to be highlighted,
especially to our community partners in the hiring parties. So I don’t want your observations to just
kind of slip through, I want to make sure Dr. Scott that in moving forward we do stress
the fact that this is a huge social justice issue for our students, and this is a community
college, so it’s definitely doing a disservice to the community if those two factors are
ignored. So hopefully, I know you have a big job ahead
of you, but I’m confident that it will all work out, so thank you very much. All right we’re gonna move on to item 7.3,
another information item regarding the North Long Beach expansion, Vice President Drinkwine,
or Dr. Scott, thank you. – Thank you, again, President Malauulu. For the past several months, academic affairs
has been working collaboratively with business services to provide educational opportunities
for citizens in the North Long Beach area. Last week, the Long Beach city manager’s office
identified a possible space for the college. It is across the street from the Michelle
Obama library, and we are in the process of convening a work group to evaluate the space,
to see what needs to be done for us to use it. It will need, we believe it will need building
modifications we need to see whether we can put walls in it to create classrooms, we don’t
know about the maintenance and cleaning resources and bathroom facilities and things like that. So we’ll have to look into all that, but our
plan and our idea is really to be able to offer some courses to the citizens in that
area, and they have expressed interest particularly through our outreach efforts, for computer
classes, so we would like to be able to offer some non-credit computer classes there. We also think that financial literacy would
be popular and we were looking at possibly offering our new security guard training,
which has not been approved by the state chancellor’s office but we’re expecting that it will be,
and possibly some things like the culinary safe serve class. Additionally we are hoping that the LBCC small
business development center could offer some classes in topics such as starting a small
business, establishing credit, improving your credit score, things like that. So we only learned about this possible opportunity
last week we have a lot of work to do, but that is our plan, and we hope whether it’s
this building or some other site to be able to increase our presence in that area. – Good deal, thank you very much. And also thank you for, I know the city is
contributing a lot to this, so if you could just extend our gratitude on behalf of the
board too because I know that it’s a joint effort. – Absolutely. – Thank you very much. Anybody on that comment? Yes, Trustee Zia. – I just had a question on what the timeline
is on when it’s gonna come to fruition, and then also what’s the fiscal impact? – For this particular site, they were looking
at giving us a two year lease, I believe free of charge, I’ll defer the other question to
Vice President Drinkwine. – The lease and a subsequent MOU with the
city need to be finalized. The timing of occupation of this building
or another building depends a lot on what that initial site walk tells us. It’s going to tell us what kind of modifications
the building’s going to require for us to be able to occupy it. The more extensive obviously those modifications
are, the longer until we can occupy it, but this is a priority for us and we will be moving
as quickly as possible. We had shared in previous board meetings an
overview of our previous conversations with the city of Long Beach. And in those conversations we had reached
an agreement that if they were able to provide us with space free of charge, we would be
able to staff the space because we would be able to dedicate resources that then pay us
back. We would initially likely have negative cash
outflow for this exercise because we would need to provide staffing and the idea here
is to have community outreach. So in addition to the educational opportunities
Dr. Scott shared with you, this is an opportunity for us to reach the community directly and
do some enrollment. But luckily, we do have dedicated pots of
resources from restricted funds that will help support this. So my goal is to minimize the impact to our
unrestricted general fund while leveraging those categorical resources. Meaning that if we’re talking about adult
education, we will use adult education funds to help staff. If we’re talking about small business development
center activities, then we’re going to be using small business development center revenues. That will not likely be able to be used for
everything, a good example is custodial services, but our goal again is to minimize the impact
on the unrestricted general fund. And this is also one of those opportunities
that we’re pursuing to help increase our overall FTEs and overall revenue, that it is the hope
that through the outreach efforts, folks in that community will become more interested
in attending our LAC and PCC campuses, and therefore increase those eventual revenues
and increase our enrollment when we exit hold harmless. – Okay I just wanna emphasize that I think
this is a great opportunity, anytime we have an opportunity to increase our enrollment
and outreach is fantastic. I just wanna have an understanding, ’cause
right now it’s a little bit inscrutable to me on what the monetary impact would be, and
then also is this just gonna be for two years, and what about beyond the two years? I’d like to better understand and get a sense
of what that will look like so I can make a better decision if this item were to come
up for action in the future. And perhaps in your subsequent updates, if
that’s something we can elucidate for myself and other members of the board who are interested,
that would be fantastic. – Thank you very much, anybody else on this
item? Trustee Ntuk. – Thank you so much for the update, I know
this has been a year in the making to get to this point and it’s really again, this
is the part of town that we did the assessment with the the equity profile of Long Beach
has the greatest need, it has the most young people, the lowest educational attainment,
many single parent households, primarily single mothers who are in North Long Beach area,
and when we think about making a community college for everybody, this is the part that
needs it the most but also has the most potential to increase our FTs. It’s trying to get to that 44% of folks having
an AA degree, where are we gonna find them? They’re not in Belmont Shore, they’re already
at a high educational attainment, it’s really central, west, and north, and north having
the most potential and the most people. That’s been the largest population growth
in the last two census cycles has been the 90805, and it’s really, we’ve been experiencing. And I grew up there when it was a much tougher
neighborhood a lot more gang violence, in the late 80s early 90s, and we’ve really turned
it around what we were calling the uptown renaissance of the Jordan High School renovation,
the new Michelle Obama library, we have a new Halton Park Community Center that’s being
built. Things in the works that have come but are
still on the horizon, and then this has been a partnership with the city, the council office
of North Long Beach, but also the city that just in this budget, they allocated $150,000
towards this, our joint effort which we came before the board and voted in consensus to
advance last November and I know I’ve been to a couple meetings, Trustee Otto’s been
to a couple of meetings with the the city and our staff, and it’s really been a great
testament of public institutions partnering together. There has been I’m hearing feedback from John
Kaisler that potentially the business improvement district might use of the space and offset
some of the potential costs, that the Michelle Obama Library is excited about dual offering
the classes we had there already, but also some library programming in the center and
so the small business opportunities for some people you’re forced to be an entrepreneur
and it’s not by choice, but to have the training to say whatever you make or your craft, this
is how to be a sustainable business, creates a lot of local jobs, a lot of local jobs for
small businessess. I’m excited about it, I’m thankful for Dr.
Romali, she met with folks at city hall last August Dr. Romali, I think you were in the
old city hall, going over what was possible, and just kind of thinking outside the box. So this is one of those innovative ideas that
came from Dr. Romali so I’m really excited to see where it goes, so thanks for the update
today. – All right thank you very much, anybody else
on this item? All right we’re gonna move on to item 7.4,
update on early college at Browning High School. Dr. Scott is that also yours? – Yes. – There you go. – Thank you President Malauulu. All right we have presented to the board previously
on this item, and we wanted to provide an update on what has occurred over the summer,
a work group has met with members of both LBUSD and LBCC several times over the summer. It included Kim Hellman, Diana Ogamachi, who’s
here, thank you Diana, Lizette Viega and Sonia Del La Torre, so that group came up with some
ideas for going forward. They created three pathways that could be
potentials for Browning, and just to remind you, Browning is the newest of the Long Beach
Unified High Schools, it has two pathways, culinary and hospitality. And so it’s really being so new, it’s really
a good opportunity for us to possibly create an early college there. So in looking at the pathways, two of them
would be 30 unit pathways, one in culinary, one in hospitality, and if students were able
to, they could also perhaps come out with an associate degree for transfer in hospitality. Which we’re very pleased to say that Chef
Haley worked on all summer, finished it and it will be going to the curriculum committee
for approval relatively soon. So in the work that they’ve done, they’ve
identified about 15 courses that would be offered at Browning in the primary terms,
and then there would be courses offered in the summer at LBCC. And so the courses would be in the bell schedule
at Browning, and it would include general education as well as coursework in the CTE
area for culinary and hospitality. We wanted to make you aware of this because
we did have a fairly full vetting process, it includes, it’s in the handout that was
provided to you, and this handout by the way is being used by both LBUSD as well as LBCC. And it’s important that the board be aware
of this because Long Beach Unified wants to start advertising this program on October
first, or thereabouts for the group that would start in the following fall, fall of 2020. So that’s their plan, and we just wanted to
make you aware of it, it’s on our college planning council agenda tomorrow to make them
aware of it, we’ve talked to the faculty about it, and we’ll be working with Diana to make
sure that we are adhering to all contractual requirements. And that’s basically the report, I don’t know
if you have any questions, but thank you. – Anybody wanna comment on that, Trustee Ntuk? – Yeah thank you so much. This is exciting as well, I feel like the
dual enrollment opportunity is an enrollment strategy to make sure we’re getting more students
here. Other folks are doing it, and we can do it
too, and then leveraging some of our new infrastructure of the new kitchens and culinary arts and
why not be able to get that training while you’re 17, 18 years old. Again, another student loan debt elimination
strategy. – It’s an equity strategy. – It’s huge, and then our tourism industry
is a multimillion dollar industry that we worked really hard and make sure those jobs
pay living wages. And so you’re giving another pathway opportunity
to young people or of any, well I guess you’ve gotta be a Long Beach Unified student, young
people to have an access to our local economy, and that’s one of the things that Long Beach
Mayor O’Neill, was it the three T’s? Was it trade, tourism, and tech, so the tourism
piece of that. So that’s great to see that synergy and looking
forward to when we get it started and seeing what that advertisement looks like. – Yeah and I should have mentioned but the
two 30 unit pathways, we are hoping to create certificates, so students would come out with
either a certificate in culinary, a certificate in hospitality, or the associate degree for
transfer in hospitality, that would be our goal. – That’s great. Yes I wanted to salute you for coming up with
this, I think it’s a great idea, and especially since with Trustee Ntuk said is it’s fulfilling
a need in our community, and so there is funds if culinary will let you use them within the
foundation for the culinary program. So if you needed something, I’m not speaking
for the foundation because I certainly couldn’t do that, but there are funds within there
for culinary. – [Kathy] Thank you, I’m gonna note that. – Very good, I want to, I appreciate the support
on Browning High School, I wanna give a shout out to one of their instructors, her name
is Chef Steph Kelly, and Stephanie Kelly and I used to teach together at Carson High School
and she was one of the faculty, I used to oversee the Perkins Program when I was career
advisor, so she was one of the faculty members that I had the pleasure of hiring. And she’s moved on and she came on campus
toured the campus, she’s taken students all over the country for culinary arts, and she’s
so excited, she teaches at Browning, but she speaks so highly of our LBCC culinary arts
program and how she partners with them and sends students, so I was very excited to see
this on the agenda today, and I don’t think Steph is watching, but just wanna give her
a shout out because we enjoy the partnership and certainly the students that she refers
to us and look forward to growing that department there with early college and thank you, thank
you for that. – And if I could just say one thing, Long
Beach Unified has been very involved in this, and they’re extremely excited about it, and
it’s been a very good partnership with them. – Steph also spoke very highly of Long Beach
Unified and the commitment that they made to grow the program. So for her it’s like a breath of fresh air,
and she was actually one of the, she’s a Long Beach resident, but she was one of the educators
that I had nominated for a 70th assembly district for teacher of the year a few years back,
so she’s just phenomenal. So eventually maybe we’ll pull her from Browning
and have her do more here at LBCC, but anyway, anybody else wanna add to this agenda item? All right, we’re gonna move on to another
exciting program that we have on our agenda today, it’s item 7.5, it’s the cannabis training
program. Kathy I think that’s also yours. – Thank you President Malauulu. – You are on a roll today. – I am on a roll, yes, this is the last one
though. But we did want to inform the board of recent
work that we were doing on a possible cannabis training program. And in the audience are Michelle Grimes Holman
and Melissa Enfansino, both have been involved in this and are here and can answer any questions
that I may not be able to answer. But there’s been a number of meetings between
LBCC and industry representatives in the cannabis industry here in Long Beach including the
Long Beach Collective. They have expressed interest, the industry,
in us developing short time not for credit fee-based training, and I just wanna be very
clear that that is not non-credit, and that is not credit. So these are not, in this form, programs that
would go through our curriculum committee, they’re workforce training and so don’t have
that requirement. But we have met with a number of individuals
who are in their handout there and they’ve provided some industry expertise to us as
we’ve thought about how possibly to develop such a program. So what they have developed, or what they
have requested from us, would provide a type of industry certification to the cannabis
industry here, and the cannabis industry, again the names that are here, would provide
their branding, basically their approval of what we would offer. And they see it as something that would help
both inexperienced as well as professional people to be more attractive candidates for
employment, and to provide them with more experience in both cannabis and how the regulations
work as well as provide some training and things like accounting, marketing, computer
skills, and things like that. We do have funding to create this curriculum,
and we would hire industry experts to help us do so as we do for any workforce not for
credit training. This what we create could be marketable throughout
the state, it possibly could be put online, so there are different things that we could
look at. And again we could combine it with some of
our noncredit to provide some other skills that people need like computer work and things
like that. We see four areas, one would be introduction
to the industry, which we could Seed to Sale, and it’s really about how regulation works
and also introduction and training on inventory management and then metric which is the state
mandated inventory tool and critical training that’s required. We would also look at creating a course in
business to business product knowledge, for different businessess and how that would work. Three, would be the business to consumer,
delivery methods, types of products, that type of training, and number four would be
basic computer skills, and like I said, the other types of training that are required
for business professionals. In doing some research on this topic, we also
looked at what exists elsewhere in California, College of the Desert has a not for credit
training program that they already have in the works, they are already offering it, and
it’s in some ways similar to what we have here they also have an HR component that they
added into it. But they have the HR, the state compliance
and regulations, so that’s what they’re currently offering. I’m not gonna say this right, Oaksterdam University
in Oakland has a big program, it’s a different type of college, but it’s looking more at
the horticulture and business concentrations. But within the community college world, there’s
also Santa Rosa, which is now doing a training program regarding the industrial hemp research,
education, workforce training. And that was brought to their board in June
of this year and they’re going forward with their program. Also in the executive summary, we’ve included
the fact that we have sought a legal opinion on this, there wouldn’t be federal financial
aid issues with a not for credit program, but we are cognizant of the fact that we receive
a lot of federal funding, grant funding, veteran funding, and of course financial aid from
the federal government, so and this is not legal federally, although it is legal here. So we are cognizant of that, we have made
several calls to the Department of Education, asking for their input on this and we have
called and emailed numerous times and have not received any response. So I don’t know what that means, but we’re
bringing this to the board for discussion, for information, and thank you, I appreciate
the opportunity. – Okay I’m sure we’ll have a robust discussion
on this item. So everybody hang tight. Trustee Baxter? – I just thought of something, have you tried
contacting the Department of Education to our legislators? Like either Congressman Loewenthal or Congresswoman
Sanchez? I know that we’ve done– – I have not. – We’ve done that with financial aid. – Yvonne has been trying to reach them through
the student services side, because that’s where most of our contacts are, I would have
to talk to her, I don’t believe that they’ve tried that, but I can suggest that. – Well sometimes if a congressperson says
why don’t you answer these people, they might actually do it. – And I do not believe that the other college,
the one that has a program very similar to what we’re considering, College of the Desert,
I do not believe that they sought legal opinion, they didn’t see a conflict with having not
for credit, ’cause I did phone them, they didn’t see a conflict with it, it didn’t go
to their board I don’t believe, and I don’t believe they called DOE. So just for your information. – Anybody else wanna comment on this? Trustee Zia. – I just had some questions, I’m looking at
the legal opinion that we’ve gotten and so is the input required from the Department
of Education, ’cause you know the past input from the Department of Education hasn’t really
necessarily been something that, I mean it’s been hostile, like from our DREAMers, so I
just want to better understand what we mean by getting a formal input from the Department
of Education and that’s one question I have. I think this is a very well written legal
opinion by the way, I think it’s very thoughtful, but as far as conflicting issues where it
could affect our undocumented students or International students, I can understand that
this is pretty fraught, I like the whole idea of a training program in general, but I wanna
make sure I have an understanding of what are some of the challenges, and these other
colleges that we’ve researched in the state, what are some of the challenges that they’ve
come across, what can go wrong with this is what I’d like to better understand. And then lastly, what are some of the safeguards
that we have in protecting minors. And also, I’m looking at this on the laboratory
standpoint, and it’s the interpretation of it, so let’s say that with the training programs
have laboratories, and then is that going to be used by the federal government as a
point of contention for being construed as distributing, and all the other violations
under the federal law. This was some of the concerns I have, and
I’d like to get answers to that, before I don’t even know if this is coming to the board
for action, but I think this needs a little bit more thought and deliberation. Do we have answers to those questions, or
is this something that we need to research? – We may need to do some additional research,
our intent here in looking at this was to help people be compliant with the law, as
it is legal here. And to help people understand the regulations
and the law so that they can provide opportunities for people in the workforce, they can start
businessess that are legal, and compliant with the regulation. So we are not looking at any type of lab work,
we wouldn’t be doing extracting or anything along those lines. Santa Rosa is doing some of that, but they’re
doing it with hemp which is a legal product. Some of these courses that are dealing with
labs and things like that are really higher level courses, and we are a two year college
that deals with introduction to chemistry, introduction to things like that. I don’t see us moving into those types of
areas, we’re looking more at how to help people within the business industry, people who have
already applied for licenses, people who want to participate in this business within the
Long Beach area. So I’m not saying that I have all the answers,
but did want to answer that question. We may need to look at minors, I do hear you
in regards to students who may not be documented or international students, we would need to
be very clear about that, no question. – And then what safeguards do we have for
minor students? That’s something I’d like to have an understanding
of. ‘Cause I know it may not be a huge population,
I was a minor student when I went to college, and I’d like to see what that would entail,
and what safeguards that we’re gonna be contemplating. – I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt you. As this is not credit or non credit courses,
we wouldn’t fall under Title V here in terms of open access and allowing everybody in. I think we would be able to have some say
in who came into the program, and we could limit it in ways that we can’t really with
our credit or non credit programs. This is fee based education, it’s not for
credit, it’s very different than some of the other instructions, so I’d have to look at
it, but I believe we could put some safeguards in place without too much trouble. But again I would need to look into that to
be able to tell you definitely. – Yeah and that also getting the cost benefit
analysis from experiences with other colleges or other agencies and districts that are doing
this, I’d like to have that data to better assess if this is something prudent for us
to pursue. Especially in light of the fact that the federal
government construes it in certain manner of even with medical marijuana patients, and
what happens if a student is taking these course and has the possession of marijuana,
what are we gonna do then? What are some of the liability and implications
of program such as this. – We could certainly look into all of those
things. – Thank you. – Anybody else? Trustee Ntuk? – Yeah great, thank you so much for bringing
this forward, I know that it’s innovative and a new program, and I’m glad to hear the
discussion we’re having. I know that the city Long Beach is one of
the few municipalities that had the choice and the voters decided to allow the dispensaries
and the laboratories to be here. Like if you go to Lake Wood, they did not
vote for local cannabis dispensaries or business, and I think the city of LA is the other municipality
and, I think Long Beach has around 30 dispensaries, and LA has like 300, so they’re 10 times the
size and you think about the job market, it’s not everyday a new industry pops up that has
good paying jobs, all of the Long Beach and LA dispensaries are part of UFCW, United Food
and Commercial Workers union jobs, and so they pay a living wage, for healthcare benefits,
retirement, but I’ve also been in touch, working at the state level, they have a state approved
apprenticeship program as part of their membership requirements, so just like you would if you
were gonna be a plumber, and you’re going through the journeyman program or the apprenticeship
and then journeyman program, and the village rates is the same program administered by
the same state agency. And so I’m interested as we’re developing
this we’re looking at, right now it’s called pharmacy tech is the state apprenticeship
program, I know there’s criteria you have to meet to become an apprentice, and you have
to pass a test, and I understand that just like you gotta pass the bar to become a lawyer,
there’s these different barriers to entry to the profession, but I’m hoping that we
can consider that as we’re rolling out the program to help folks meet the new requirements. My understanding too they’re also working
at expanding beyond pharmacy tech to do other apprenticeships. This is a new business, you got logistics,
delivery, security, I know I’ve worked with the fire department and the city of LA, they
have additional fire compliance standards so I’m hopeful that we can do that but also
have the precautions that Trustee Zia was talking about. I think our rule right now on campus, you’re
not allowed to have any cannabis or marijuana on campus, isn’t that our current policy? No drugs on campus? So our regular policies would still apply. – Correct. – Okay then I did read the legal opinion on,
it looks like it would be a challenge for F1 international students or DACA students,
they would put themselves in legal jeopardy with a hostile federal administration that
they may lose their DACA status, or they may lose their student visa status, so maybe as
we’re developing this, we can put in place, international students are not allowed to
participate, just so we don’t put them at risk, and the other thing of minors, we should
put a requirement, 18 or older to participate, and that resolves the issue I mean we could
put these parameters in place. – What was that? – Or perhaps 21. – Or 21, yeah, there’s all kind of things
we can do to make sure we’re safe, and this is new that we’re doing it, it’s important. One other point I’d like to just touch on,
is the city has a social equity component and then one of the speakers mentioned it
earlier, they’re required to go through training, but there’s no training that exists, and it
just seems like a unique opportunity that we’re not a K-12 that we don’t have minors
prevalent on campus that we could offer a uniquely adult training program for the community
that has it. And it’s getting people ready for jobs in
Long Beach and in LA, but when you’re talking about social equity, communities of color
were the most negatively impacted by the war on crime, I’m sorry the war on drugs, and
the disproportionate convictions for marijuana possession in the past. I know there’s been a number of expungement
workshops that are being done, explicitly around former marijuana convictions by the
Long Beach police department and the city of Long Beach to do real restorative justice. So that you can have access to jobs and improve
your credit and not be a barrier to buy a house or finance a new car. And so at the city, they’re looking at reevaluating
that, I’ve heard some discussions about creating a joint management fund that would pay for
people who meet the criteria, there’s a certain criteria in Long Beach, if you’re in a low-income
area or you have a former conviction, then you go to the city and they give you a certificate
as a specialized worker, and the joint management fund would pay for those individuals potentially
to do the training program, or do a training program. And I think there’s an opportunity to be first
to market, I don’t think Cerritos has it or Compton, or El Camino, but to stand out a
little bit. But you know we talk about we wanna be business
friendly, here’s a new business industry that’s asking for our help and it’s a triple bottom
line of social justice, bring some revenue to the school, and meet their mission. So I’m interested to see how it goes, but
I agree, we should have protective parameters to protect our students in the college and
make sure that we don’t get ourself in any peril, so thank you so much for the update. – I would just like to thank you also for
that information. I was initially against this endeavor, and
I was taking a standpoint from a parent and an educator, and the difficulty in monitoring
something like this, especially at a college and how hard it would be to implement and
monitor. But then I started doing some research, a
lot of research actually, and all arrows were pointing at a career of the future, and innovations
and work opportunity and I had to step back and reflect on the fiduciary responsibility
that we have as a board, and providing opportunities for the community. I mean we are a community college for a reason,
and I think that when I reframed the notion, it became apparent that in this community
with the city already doing work in it and with the state, and so many other avenues
going forward in the direction of cannabis exploration and career development. It just wouldn’t make sense for the local
community college to not get involved, I couldn’t find enough of a reason when the highway was
already moving. And I tried, they just weren’t good enough,
and I appreciate the parameters that are being discussed, I really appreciate the fact that,
especially with us expanding our international student program, making sure that we don’t
violate any laws with regard to them and compromising their status with visas in terms of, I really
appreciate that. I’m glad that we’re thinking that and I’m
glad that there are enough people at the table to offer the input that is necessary so that
we do think of all things and I’m sure we haven’t thought of everything, but we will. And I’d also like to mention a long time ago,
maybe 10-12 years ago, I was sitting in a hospital lobby, one of my kids had an appointment,
and there was somebody sitting across from me who was kinda making eye contact and staring
at me and I recognized him kinda sorta, but not really, and finally after a few minutes,
I said, “Hey, what’s up?” And he says to me, he goes, “You used to be
my teacher.” I’m not gonna you tell what high school, but
he said, “You used to be my teacher.” And I said, “Oh, that’s great.” And he’s like the first thing out of his mouth
is he says, “I bet I make more money than you.” And I said, “Well that’s wonderful, “that’s
what we hope that you grow to make more money “than me,” and I said, “What do you do?” And he said, real proud, he kinda puffed his
chest, he said, “I’m an electrician.” And I said, “That’s wonderful, wow, “are you
with IBEW, are you a union electrician?” He’s like, “Nope, I work for myself.” And he proceeds to tell me that he is an entrepreneur
who can set up your garages or whatever to provide electricity needed for a certain industry
that was not necessarily legal at the time, but in development, but as I was doing my
research for this project I thought about I don’t know where that student is now, but
10 or 12 years ago when I ran into him in a hospital waiting area, he was already thinking
in the future and already had that career set up for himself, as an electrician. And he gave me his business card, and he said,
“If you want your garage hooked up “to be a greenhouse, I got you, half price.” So I mean there’s industry there. And rather than not capitalize on it, I think
LBCC is in a great place to be able to take action. So I know its getting late, do we have any
additional comments on that agenda? And I know we’ll be hearing a lot more with
that too. Yes, Trustee Otto? – My only comment is that you have a right
to remain silent. – Well it’s legal now. – Anything you say could, and would be, but
that’s all. – No I was very proud of his entrepreneurial
spirit. All right moving on the agenda, we’re going
to section 8 of our agenda, administrative and business services, 8.1 2018-2019 CCFS
311 annual financial and budget report, including the 2019-20 appropriations. Now with this, it is an action item, and just
to be respectful of time, we did have a three hour budget meeting a couple of weeks ago,
budget workshop, so I would like to implore, if it’s the pleasure of the board, that we
accept Vice President Drinkwine’s report if there’s no discussion on it, any changes,
we did make recommendations, which I’m sure she’ll touch upon briefly, Vice President
Drinkwine. – [Sunny] I think we need a motion don’t we,
if it’s an action item? – Yes we will. – Great you have two items related to the
budget, 8.1 is the acceptance of the 2018 unaudited financial report which includes
the 19-20 appropriations limit. Just as a reminder, the appropriations limit
is related to a piece of legislation that was passed in the state several years ago
and it just essentially make sure that government doesn’t grow faster than its population, and
then 8.2 is the budget itself with the education protection account expenditure plan. When we spoke a couple years ago with the
study session, I promised to come back to you and share to you any changes from the
numbers presented to you at that time to now because we were finalizing year end close,
and I can share with you that our ending fund balance changed by 1/10 of 1% to the tune
of about $42,134. So an immaterial change, Trustee Ntuk asked
for some additional information regarding some specific programs, and while we were
not able to in the short amount of time provide a very in-depth report, we will come back
to you. But in the presentation itself, there are
three slides that address equity, bus passes, and a third program, and so that is provided
to you for your reference, but we will be coming back with an in-depth review of the
expenditures for all of those programs. Otherwise, there are no significant changes. – All right very good, any questions before
I entertain a motion. All right I’d like a motion please, approving
item 8.1. – So moved. – Second. – All right we’ve got a motion and a second
on the floor, all those in favor? – Wait, wait a minute. – I’m sorry, discussion on the motion please,
sorry. – So just a couple of real quick questions
and maybe more observations. On the report that we got before, I think
it was page 24, it was kind of the unrestricted general fund, the unrestricted general fund
presentation, it was pretty much the whole thing. And I know that we’ve got this funding formula,
and I know that we’ve got, that there’s 70% allocations to FTES, 20% to minority students
and 10% to achievements or things. But we’re really not operating on that basis
because we’ve got a hold harmless for at least another couple of years and maybe it will
be even more than that before too long, because I know there’s an ongoing discussion about
this. But personally I would find it helpful if
we sliced and diced this, not only just in terms of what the numbers are, but where it
is that we are with regards to if the funding formula was actually operational now. So that we saw how that it is that we were
doing, we have regularly expressed concerns over completions, none of that kind of data
is in here, so the point that I was thinking about was couldn’t the budget better reflect
the formula allocations so it can be better tracked and monitored for results in future
years when the funding formula is implemented, and would that be really hard to do? – I can answer that from two ways. First the reason that we haven’t calculated
that number in the budget for your presentation is that the hold harmless goes through for
the current and two subsequent years, which is what we project in our multi-year projections
occur in two subsequent years. But I would be more than happy to when I bring
back the first quarter financial report to do that type of projection for where we would
end up in that third year out. And it something that we are tracking internally,
we do have our goals and our targets that we know that if we exit hold harmless, we
want to exit with no financial distress. And so we can certainly do that calculation
based on the current formula which my second caution is that we know that the current formula
will continue to undergo changes, but I would recommend that I bring that back with the
first quarter financial report for the 19-20 year, because at that time, which will be
in December, we will have some data from the fall semester for enrollment and then we will
also know exactly where we’re at for awards for the 18-19 year. – Okay and I’ve only got four points, but
my second one is cold the state appropriation revenue be better summarized to show any non-reoccurring
revenues apportioned instead of grouped into one number? This could help for comparison and budgeted
purposes going forward and especially for comparing in multiple years, is that easy
to do? – The state apportionment number reflects
simply the dollar amount for the students in our funding formula. So if there were a program that state is funding
separate from that, it is reflected as a separate resource, either within the revenues, but
more likely in the restricted general fund because most programs that are not funded
with the students in our funding formula are restricted programs, and so it would be with
the other fund, the restricted general fund, and those are detailed individually. So what you’re seeing reflected as the state
apportionment is truly reflecting the entirety of the state general fund plus taxes and fees
collected that make up the entirety of the student center funding formula. – And then we did this incredible budget reduction
or deficit reduction plan, and we went from it looks like we’re gonna lose $6 million
to we’re $6 million above that. Do we take that as that’s happening, do we
factor that into the budget on a quarterly basis and do changes or is it just, this is
where we wound up, and is that the best way to do things or could we fine tune as we go
along. – Thank you, in a typical budget year, if
we did not have a deficit that we were working hard to reduce, in that case you’re letting
the budget roll along, so you’re understanding that you’re budgeting for all your vacant
positions and that you’re not making restrictions on expenditures and you’re gonna see a lot
less variance throughout the year between your budgeted amount and your actual amount. And in that case often, you might identify
hey we have some savings here, but you might not roll it through to the budget midyear
because you expect perhaps to be spending more in the second half. That’s not the situation we have here. We identified a projected operating deficit
of nearly $7 million, which was alarming, and we immediately developed and implemented
that deficit reduction plan. And we did this with the express purpose of
reducing our expenditures over the course of the year and part of that was to measure
the success at each quarter. And so at each quarter we measured exactly
how much progress we were able to make in each of the major expenditure groups. So we looked at salaries, academic and classified
and benefits. We looked at travel, we looked at supplies,
we looked at contracted services, and one of the things I shared with you at the budget
study session was that waterfall chart which was able to show you the difference between
each of the quarterly reports and what were the drivers of those savings. And having said that, it is true that we recognize
a large portion of the savings during the last quarter, because we are conservative
and we don’t want to count our chickens before they were hatched. But I will say this that the improvement we
had was so extraordinary, it was far beyond my wildest dreams, and it was just through
the collective district coming together with that laser focus on really achieving success
with our deficit reduction plan. And so when we look at our ongoing deficit
for the 19-20 year, and it’s roughly about $2 1/2 million if we discount the one time
funds that we are spending on purpose, then I think that is definitely achievable when
you compare it to what we’ve achieved over the past year. – And there weren’t really many numbers associated
with the deficit reduction plan update. I mean there were $175,000 of best practices
things that we did, but there’s a lot of reorganization stuff that goes on, but there’s not much information
about how those things saved us, and maybe it’s hard to tease out that information, I
don’t know, but I like to see the plan how we’re doing with that plan, and where we wound
up with it, instead of just saying these are the things we’re gonna do and then say it
must have worked because we did all these things, is that fair? – That is fair, I will put that data in a
narrative for you. It’ll show for instance that we saved a little
bit more than three million just from the SERP in our ability to replace faculty with
adjunct, and we can identify exactly the dollar amounts associated with each one of those
actions. – And I think we may have been given some
information tonight about reorganization results, in the form of a memo or something, I haven’t
even had a chance to look at yet. – If I were going to point you to any one
document, it would be an update of that waterfall chart in the presentation, which is in the
current presentation attached to the agenda slide 31. And in slide 31 we tracked between each quarterly
report what were the savings driven by reorganization and staffing actions, savings due to the implementation
of best practices and travel, hospitality and supplies, or reductions in contracted
services and operating expenses. But I can understand how that information
may be difficult to grasp without having the associated narrative, so I’d like to come
back to you with a more specific report through the narrative of those actions. – Okay and then finally, are there any additional
operational changes that we might do to reduce the adopted budget deficit, page 42 of future
challenges discloses that state funding has not kept up with natural expenditure increases,
but how and what are we gonna do to adapt to this environment? I am particularly concerned about the fact
that it says that it’s gonna cost us $12 million more in the next 10 years for pension payments
that they are visiting upon us and enrollments always a big issue sand so are there any things
that we know for sure directions we’re going ’cause it’s a here we are document, and I’m
nervous about where we go from there because it is a deficit budget. – Absolutely, the most successful thing we’ve
done for an ongoing savings in the 18-19 year was through that reorganization, combined
with system implementation. So we were able to achieve efficiencies through
creating work processes that were far more streamlined and allowed our staff to focus
on other issues that really resulted in higher enrollment or greater completions. And so if you looked at that $6.9 million
deficit that we started with excuse me $6.7 million deficit that we started with in 18-19,
and we ended up with a surplus. But just identifying that 6.7, and then when
we look at the 19-20 year, and now we’re projecting about 3 1/2 million, you can essentially say
that the difference, the three million, is an ongoing solution that hasn’t reappeared. And that ongoing solution is from reorganization,
is from systems implementation, is from streamlining. So that’s the measure of success we had from
18-19 on an ongoing basis. And that’s where we focus moving forward. We’ve already trimmed down those areas like
supplies and travel and hospitality to as narrow an area as we can. Salaries and benefits are almost 90% of our
total unrestricted general fund expenditures, and that’s where we can achieve the savings. And we do in it a way that respects our workforce,
that doesn’t ask them to work harder, but gives them an opportunity to work smarter,
have processes that support that and that serve our current goals rather than perhaps
doing things in a way we’ve done them for 20 years that supported what we did 20 years
ago but no longer support what we do today. – My last concern is that to a certain extent,
it says we’ve gotta get the business practice reviews in to find out kind of where we really
are and what I got from the session that we did, was that the 2.5 million that we expect
to spend in this next year is a very aggressive number, and I don’t know whether this is a
hail Mary or saying that the Dodgers are gonna hit 200 home runs this year, and who would
ever believe that? But if we don’t get there because of all the
things that can happen, is something like that, could that knock this over what we’re
doing, what our plan is, or is it really not that dependent on it? – I believe that we are going to be able to
achieve a great deal of that. And yes we do have an aggressive plan for
the business process reviews. We also have an aggressive plan for our facilities
construction, we have an aggressive plan for a lot, and I think we’ve been able to succeed
with those aggressive plans. They keep up focused, they keep us on target,
and we continue to succeed. So yes there is always the chance that we
don’t achieve as much as we would like, but I believe the opportunity is there and the
will is there. – [Douglas] And as it goes along we can find
out how we’re doing on that. – Absolutely, my intent is to bring to you
at each quarterly report, like we did in the past year, to recognize as reasonable those
savings we have been able to achieve so that we can share that out and so that if you were
a member of the public looking in and you wonder how the heck did we go from 6.7 in
the negative to six million in the positive, you’re not surprised that just the end of
the year change, you can see that story happening through the course of the year, and you can
see what’s really driving that. – Vice President Drinkwine, I’m sorry Trustee
Otto, I don’t want to interrupt, but because we do have a motion and a second, the discussion
was just getting a little bit too in the weeds and it wasn’t really on the motion, so I wanna
bring it back. – [Douglas] It wasn’t about the motion, it
was about the budget. – Okay, okay. All right, so any additional discussion on
the motion? All right so let’s go all those in favor. – Aye. – Any opposed? All right the motion carries. We’re gonna go on to item 8.2, is a continuation
the adopted budget and education protection account expenditure plan, this is what Vice
President Drinkwine was referring to when she said there were two items connected to
the budget on the agenda, go ahead, Vice President Drinkwine? – I believe we’ve touched upon the budget
to great depth, but I’m happy to answer any more questions you may have. – All right so we need a motion. – So moved. – Second? – Second. – Any additional discussion? – I do. – Yes. – And I don’t know if it’s just the wording,
but we talked about rainy day fund and doing a line item in the budget, and starting to
develop a policy around that. I don’t know if education protection account
is the beginning of the rainy day fund or just the normal vernacular of the budget,
but can you talk too about the rainy day fund? – Certainly there is a difference between
the rainy day fund and the education protection account expenditure plan. The EPA as we call it for sure, and not to
be confused with any other kind of environmental protection agency, but the EPA represents
those funds that were approved by the voters to temporarily raise, initially it was sales
tax and the income tax for our wealthiest residents to help offset the state’s contribution
to education funding in an effort to prevent a cut to funding. What that means briefly is that for every
dollar the state gets from this, we don’t get any improvement, they just pay us a dollar
less. But the proposition did require every educational
agency who received those monies to make a report annually saying how we’re using the
money even though it’s not new money. The rainy day fund the request was from the
board to establish a rainy day fund which is a fantastic idea because we do have a one
time surplus from our 18-19 year, and perhaps using that as seed money, in the short time
in the two weeks between the last meeting and this meeting, we didn’t have an opportunity
to actually create that. Instead what we’ve done is we’ve added a slide
showing the intent. But the creation of that line item can happen
in a couple of different ways, and I’d like to come back to the board and describe for
you the different ways to accomplish that because other community colleges have done
it in one of four different ways. So I wanna be able to show you which ones
of those you would like to do, and they all require varying levels of action from the
board to create. But very simply, in the absence of that, for
the 18-19, those funds simply roll down to the bottom and they would not be expended
or budgeted without your full awareness and approval. So the failure on my part to be able to push
that into the budget this quickly doesn’t affect them and they won’t be spent until
it comes through you as the governing board. – Thank you. – Any additional discussion on the motion? All those in favor. – Aye. – Any opposed? All right motion carries. Item 8.3, resolution authorizing issuance
and sale of general obligation bonds, this is an action item. Dr. Romali I know we have some guests in the
audience who have been very patiently waiting all evening, and I understand that you are
here for these bond items that are coming up, so I’d like to thank you for sticking
it out with us, and I didn’t know, maybe they would have reordered the agenda and moved
these items up sooner had somebody told me, I just found out not too long ago. So Dr. Romali I’ll go ahead and defer that
to you. – Yes I’ll pass that to Mrs. Drinkwine. – Thank you, I would like to introduce the
gentlemen who have been so patient with us. This is our financial team, this is our dream
team, they have been with us in this setup for a few years helping us issue our bonds
and refund our bonds. So doing it in a very responsible way at the
lowest possible cost to our taxpayers, and taking benefit of conditions in the market
when we can to save the money. And so very quickly, we have Mr. Adam Bower,
he’s from Fieldman Rollup and Associates, he is our financial advisor looking out for
our best interests, we have Mr. Graham Beck who is with our bond counsel, Nicks and Peabody,
and we have our two underwriters, Trennis Wright with Piper Jaffery, and Rod Carter
with RBC. And so collectively these gentlemen work very
hard on our behalf to issue millions of millions of dollars in bonds in a very responsible
way to protect the interests of both our district and our taxpayers. – Thank you very much, once again, thank you
for being here, any, we have a motion? Actually we need a motion on this item. – So moved. – Second. – All right so madam secretary is working
on a different project, but Trustee Baxter made a motion, Trustee Ntuk seconded for item
8.3, do we have any discussion, question on those items on the motion? – I just wanna thank the team that’s here
for their patience and also for the great work that you’re doing for us, I’ve heard
great things about your performance, I’m happy you’re on board. – Any additional comments? – If I may before you vote, there are two
items again, there’s a resolution for the issuance, and there’s a separate resolution
for a refunding to save our taxpayers money, and so that’s why you see two separate resolutions. – All right, all those in favor? – Aye. – Any opposed? Motion carries, we’re gonna move on to item
8.4, which is another action item pertaining to the bonds. Item 8.4 is resolution authorizing issuance
and sale of general obligation refunding bonds, do I have a motion. – So moved. – Second. – Trustee Otto made the motion, Trustee Ntuk
seconded, any discussion or question on this item? All those in favor? – Aye. – Any opposed? Alright motion carries. And thank you once again. Again I wish somebody had told me, I didn’t
realize, I would have been happy to reorder the agenda, I know you guys have long days
too, as does everyone else here. All right so we’re gonna move on to item 8.5,
this is resolution and support of environmental sustainability. This is another action item. Do I have a motion. – So moved. – Second? – Second. – All right, Trustee Ntuk made this motion,
Trustee Otto seconded, any discussion or questions on the item? – Just real quick. – Trustee Ntuk? – Just real quick, thanks so much for putting
this together, I think this came out of a request last summer for us to take a policy
position on environmental sustainability, and this is something that we can reference
in the future, I know we’ve gotten awards and we do things about it, but it’s a point
reference that we can point to and say well why are we doing this sustainability project,
or why are we promoting this? It’s a policy position. Even though it’s a resolution, it doesn’t
actually weigh a lot, it’s only a couple pieces of paper, but it does put us on record for
our sustainability policy for the institution. – Anybody else wanna add to this. The only thing that I wanna say is in having
these meetings with our college administration, one phrase stuck out I heard it said a couple
of times, I think it was Vice President Drinkwine who said it, I can’t believe we didn’t already
have this. So it’s neat to finally be doing something
that the general consensus is that we should have already been doing. So I’m glad, anybody else? All those in favor? – Aye. – Any opposed? Motion carries, item 8.6, resolution of intent
to approve easements granted to Southern California Edison at the Liberal Arts and Pacific Coast
campuses, for the purpose of installing charging stations. This is another action item, do I have a motion. – So moved. – Second. – Moved by Trustee Zia, seconded by Trustee
Ntuk, any discussion or questions? All those in favor? – Aye. – Any opposed? Motion carries. That’s another good thing, lengthy discussion
on that one. All right item 8.7, this is labor compliance
and community student workforce participation agreement monthly reports for the period May
through July. This is an information item only, any discussion? All right seeing none we’re gonna move on
to 8.8, revised board policy and administrative regulation 6009, bids and contracts, this
is an action item, do I have a motion? – So moved. – A second? – Second. – All right Trustee Otto made the motion,
Trustee Baxter seconded, all those in favor? Any discussion, question? All those in favor? – Aye. – Any opposed? All right motion carries, moving on to section
nine of our agenda, this is our student services section, and our Dr. Munoz is away at a conference
this evening, representing Long Beach City College and doing what he loves, talking about
student services, item 9.1 is an information item only, and this is, sorry I flipped two
pages, students with housing and food insecurities. Any discussion on that item? – Yes President Malauulu. I would like to seek from the board to give
permission to President Romali to meet with a private donor regarding student housing,
this person will remain anonymous. – I just have a question for Dr. Romali, Dr.
Romali is this a person that we have previously met with before, okay got it, understood. All right so is that a motion. – I think I need to make a motion. – It’s an information item, I don’t know if
it would be appropriate for us to just make a motion later in the meeting or would that
make a difference. – Have any more time President, or do you
want me to make it during my report. – ‘Cause we would need to Brown Act. – Maybe in the trustee committees. – Because it was brought up yesterday at the
facilities meeting, I think that it would come as a recommendation from the facilities
committee. – [Sunny] Under 10.5 maybe, trustee committees? – Okay whatever you guys say. – I’m a little uncomfortable, and I’d like
to get some direction from counsel, it’s marked as an information item, not as an action item,
and I don’t see why the superintendent president can’t meet with anybody she wants about anything
she wants that has to do with what we do. If it comes to the board at some later point,
then that’s great, but I don’t think she needs our permission, or direction. – Yeah I think as long as Jack, I see consensus
here that they’re comfortable with me pursuing this with VP Drinkwine, then I think we’re
fine, would you agree? – I agree with Trustee Otto in that this was
listed as an information item so the public was not expecting any action to be taken. On the other hand, this is not an action that
would require the board to actually vote, the board could vote on it at some point,
but it’s certainly within the superintendent president’s discretion, and through the discussion
that the board has on this, Dr. Romali certainly can get a sense of whether there’s support
or opposition to this idea. – What’s the question Mr. Lipton, can we do
advisory votes, where we say, it’s non-binding, it’s not we’re making a contract, we just
say yeah we do an advisory vote? Is that the same Brown Act, agendizing required
parameters? – Trustee Ntuk from a Brown Act perspective,
any vote that the board takes whether it’s categorized as advisory or directive has the
same implications from Brown Act perspective. – I guess if we were to vote on this, is this
the right time, or should we bring it to a future, even though it sounds like it’s not
even necessary to vote on, but if we did have to vote on it, would it be here or during
the facility committee? – It seems like it fits right into this agenda
item, had it not been listed as an informational item, because presumably it relates to the
issue of student and housing insecurity and funding for that. – Can they bring it forward as action from
the facilities committee during their report later on the– – 10.5. – 10.5 which is trustee committees? – They could, but my recollection, that item
is also listed as an informational item as a report, in the future, the board can have
more flexibility by listing such items as information and possible action and that gives
the board more flexibility in the future. – Can I just, madam chair, can I? – Yes. – I think there’s consensus here, I don’t
want to, this has been long overdue, I don’t want form over substance to take over our
conduct here and let’s just get it done. I think we have a generous donor who has come
forward and housing is imminent for our students, so I’m very much in favor of having those
discussions and getting it done and bringing it home. – Okay any additional questions on this item? So Trustee Baxter, I think it would be more
appropriate for you to make your motion later on the agenda, because it isn’t listed. – He just said you can’t do that. – No I’m sorry, I’m sorry, that we’re not
gonna accept a motion now at this time, but later at the direction of whatever happens,
we agendize it some other time. – Well I thought I heard Mr. Lipton say it
wasn’t necessary. – Correct, I’m sorry, you did say that, so
if needed, if we do need to take a motion and it has to be agendized for whatever reason,
it’ll happen at some other time but not now, at a future meeting, but otherwise Dr. Romali
has the authority and our blessing to meet with the potential donor and to get this job
done without board action, is that correct? – Yes I agree with what you said. – Okay thank you very much. Anybody else? All right so we’re gonna move on to section
10 of the agenda with the academic senate, thank you for bearing with us. – Sorry. Thank you very much. The senate is looking forward to supporting
the voter registration activities that will be happening on campus, it was good to see
Myra Maravilla here earlier today, she had worked with the senate as our senior administrative
assistant for several years, so it was really fun to see her back and she will be at the
senate meeting on Friday so we’ll pursue that. You are hopefully aware that we have three
flex days embedded in our academic calendar each year, and the first one will fall on
Thursday September 26th, we will kick it off with the planning meeting, this is an opportunity
for faculty to work in their departments and begin program planning, program review, and
curriculum development. It was at the suggestion of the senate through
CPC through our college planning committee that we close the loop on planning and so
we’re looking forward to having that full circle of the VP plans come back to us and
so we have an awareness of what we were able to do what plans were able to see fruition. We have a change of clerical support in the
academic senate area, Fabiola Guerrero who has served as our senior administrative assistant,
for both the academic senate and for the curriculum committee is currently in an interim position
for the curriculum specialist, so she’s working more in that area. And we miss her, but we wish her well and
we know that they are appreciating her talents and her expertise. That gave us an opportunity to fill the position
with an LTE, and so we were happy to welcome back from retirement at Long Beach City College
Careen Magdaleno who served as the senior administrative assistant to the dean of counseling
and student support services, so she is back helping the senate and the curriculum committee
in that position. And so at some point we will fly that position,
it’ll be she will not keep it permanently, she’s happily retired, but we’re happy to
have her back for as long as we can keep her. Tonight you got to meet 14 brand new faculty
and again it’s fun to see this, but what I really want to say is seeing them up here
really represents a year of hard work on behalf of many many people, the hiring priorities
committee meets in the fall to kick off the process, they set the timeline, departments
work on their plans that include requests for faculty, that filters through the deans,
the vice presidents, through Dr. Romali, HPC which is the hiring priorities committee makes
the final determination of how many faculty will be able to be hired based on things that
are provided for us from Vice President Drinkwine, so the faculty obligation numbers, the budget,
all those things. And so we’re able to finally do that. HR assists with the recruitment and the efforts
of going out to let folks know that we are hiring faculty. Hiring committees are formed, interviews are
scheduled, selections are made, and offers of employment are extended. What I just wanna say is it takes a Viking
village to bring on new faculty, and it’s time an energy and effort, but it’s well spent
and very much worth it. And the photogenic 14 are just a great snapshot
of the efforts of a lot of people behind the scenes. So on behalf of the senate, I would like to
thank certainly all of the faculty, who serve on all those hiring committees and then take
up the role of serving on tenure review committees for all those probationary faculties, but
again, it’s the effort that’s important for the college and we’re happy to do it. And that concludes my report. Thank you for the support of faculty and the
senate. – Thank you so much, our classified senate
president? – The classified senate council, we gave ourselves
a little respite at the beginning of the semester to concentrate on the first part of the semester
but this week and next we start our meetings, so it’s back to business as usual. And as Robert Remeta the classified union
president mentioned earlier, we are very much looking forward to classified professional
development day which is on the same day that Jeri mentioned is flex day next Thursday,
the lineup looks very intriguing and interesting, of the programs, and it’s always really wonderful
to spend quality time with your colleagues that you don’t get to see that often. And as one last thing is, as those of us who
work directly with faculty, those last 175 people have been a really stellar group of
amazing hires, and it’s been a joy for those of us that work with faculty to work with
them, thank you. – That’s awesome, thank you. All right trustee reports. Trustee Otto do you have a report today? – No, given the lateness of the hour, I think
that it’s prudent to pass. – Trustee Ntuk? – No report. – Trustee Baxter? – Yes I do. But I’ll talk fast so be like I hardly spoke
at all. First of all, this morning I helped put on
the End to Giving golf tournament which is an organization one of many, that I belong
to and they raise money for veterans. And so 18 years ago today, they put on a golf
tournament that happened to be on 9/11, and so the theme today was very patriotic, and
by the way, to go back, the golf tournament was canceled because of 9/11, but today’s
theme was very patriotic and they do wonderful things. Yesterday, Trustee Ntuk and I attended the
facilities meeting, I thought it went very very well, then on Saturday, as I mentioned
before, I put on a program for American Association of University Women on Title IX, the next
program’s going to be the Social Security, can you plan on receiving it? That’s on October fifth, also last week I
went to a reception for Ronald McDonald, a few good men, their gala is coming up on October
27th. Also I was at the carpenter’s presentation
of 120 boxes of food for our Viking Vault, and appreciate that very very much, then coming
up the art gallery is having a fabulous show, it’s in this wonderful little booklet, so
I’ll make it quick, but it’s called generational local, latinx, LGBTQI artists, and fabulous,
so please go to the gallery when you have a chance. Also Patrick Shang who was our jazz teacher
is performing with his group called the New Nine Jazz Group, and they’re performing all
over town and congratulations to him. Then also it was mentioned before, the English
department is putting on the literary voice featuring Frank Gaspar who is a member of
the alumni hall of fame and also distinguished author and emeritus colleague, and that is
on Friday September 27th, at ten o’clock and then two other literary people, Tim Powers
and Jim Blaylock look the LBCC website for that information. And then I was cleaning out my desk, okay
Dario, I was cleaning out my desk, and I came across some photos, and I wanted to remind
Mrs. Florence and I that we were young at one time. This is a photo we were planing something,
I was thrilled by whatever evening success we put something on, but anyway, I thought,
and look at she’s even not married at that time, Jeri Wiggins, Alumni Director. Okay Dario the next one, now we’re getting
a little older. – [Jeri] I love it. – [Ginny] But why was my hair curlier then,
I don’t know you look great. – [Jeri] Were you mad at me today or something? – [Ginny] Hey I needed cheap entertainment
and Dario the next one, a little older yet, so both those photos were with scholarship
recipients, I can’t remember the student’s names, but maybe she does, so thank you Dario
for doing that. – Thank you Trustee Baxter. Trustee Zia? – No report, especially since we have second
closed session still remaining. – Okay I will just report on a couple of items. On Friday August 30th, many of us were here
to receive 120 boxes of food that were donated by the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
and I would like to thank Trustee Zia and Trustee Baxter for their leadership with that,
this is the second year that we’ve been able to really be recipients of their generosity
for our students. Last year they donated 80 boxes, this year
120 boxes, and they pledged to exceed that next year. So we are very grateful to them for that. On Monday September second, I participated
in the Labor Day parade picnic rally, it was the 40th annual ruby anniversary, it was a
very special event, and I would like to end my report by backtracking an item that unfortunately
I neglected to report on, which is a very important event, on Friday August second,
and I failed to give props to one of my constituents actually Mr. Duke Givens who lives in my district
and he is a local artist and he’s done a lot for the college, he’s an LBCC alum, but he
hosted the art exhibit Sisters of the City and it was here in the T building in the lobby,
and I want to share with you one particular picture that just really struck me as very
important at the time. The exhibit was about Sisters of the City,
women in various positions on campus, and I really like this photo because it shows
female leadership, you’ll notice we’ve got the FA president the full time faculty, part
time faculty, classified, and we have the senate classified senate, but what’s missing
is the academic senate because he wasn’t a sister, so at the time we had Jorge Ochua,
so he was not included, but I remember looking at that picture and just thinking that wow,
we’ve really come a long way. It was a great reception, great event, and
then in closing, he wrote this, Duke is a writer, multi talented artist, and I feel
really bad that I omitted him from my report last month, but during the festivities that
night, I asked him to read this poem, and I won’t read it to you now but I asked him
to read the poem, and he did and it was an emotional moment, and it also I believed it
kicked off, I don’t know if it was a 20 year reunion, 30 year reunion, I don’t know how
old he is, his Long Beach Poly High School reunion weekend, so there were a lot of LBCC
and Poly alum that were here. So and I heard Snoop Dogg was there too. So Mr. Duke Givens thank you very much for
your many contributions to the college and thank you for including so many of us in that
event, and that should have been reported at my last meeting and that’s it. Any additional reports? All right, 10.4 do we have anything on board
travel? Okay 10.5, trustee committees, we do have
the facilities subcommittee meeting I was also at that meeting yesterday obviously just
attending as a member of the public. But are there any reports on that? Vice President Ntuk? – I could just share, I think we spoke mainly
about it what we covered and it’s not the board docs agenda anyone who’s interested
in looking at the presentation but we went through the construction major project plan
we went through the community student workforce agreement update probably the one thing to
share that was interesting, we talked about coin based parking meters which is a very
obscure topic, but we have 44 on campus, that I have received some complaints that students
don’t have coins, and how am I supposed to use these things, and it doesn’t take credit
cards. We were looking and talking about smart solar
parking meters that the city installed a couple years ago that take credit cards, also take
coins, are independent off the grid so you don’t need to do the rewiring and thinking
we did a back of the envelope cost estimate and maybe it was about $40,000 to replace
all of our parking meters, and it might be something that we look to partner with the
city or next to like Edison and say hey we’re putting in more environmentally friendly parking
meters and kind of matches up with our sustainability resolution tonight. So just something to think about, I know staff
was gonna look at, what are we charging 25 cents, maybe we do 50 cents and that can pay
towards the cost recovery of the new equipment. So a good discussion that we can have that
we shouldn’t have taken, it wasn’t here, so it wouldn’t take all the time at the board
meeting, so but I don’t know if Trustee Baxter has anything else to add? We already made the recommendation from there
was to support the student worker agreement. – Okay and then we do have the new ad hoc
committee that will be meeting for the board evaluation. All right, any additional trustee committees? Okay so I could tell that we’re getting really
late ’cause the AC turned off, I don’t know if you guys feel it, but I feel it, and I’m
worried if the AC turned off, I’m worried that the lights are gonna be next. So I’m rushing through ’cause I’m concerned
about that. In case you’re watching this at home at some
other time, it’s 10:45 p.m. All right, we’re moving on to section 11 on
our agenda, public comment on non-agenda items, Madam Secretary do we have any? We have none, we do have a second closed session,
however I do need to backpedal, item 1.4 I neglected to report out the board, we took
action to was it to accept their withdrawl, what is the language? – There was no action taken, it was informing. – Okay got it, so oh no Jackie, then we’re
good then, it was just that one item, the student issue. Okay nevermind, we had it right the first
time. So now we’re going into a second closed session
item, I will not come back out and report because we’ve lost our legal counsel for those
two items, so our second closed item will basically be to just adjourn and we’ll have
to reconvene at another time. So it is 10:46 and I’d like to adjourn this
meeting. The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees
will be held October 23rd at the Liberal Arts Campus, right here, closed session if necessary
at 4:30, open session at 5:30. Everybody have a great night and get home
safe. – You mean we don’t have to go closed session? – No. – [Vivian] That last picture she must have
imagined it. – [Douglas] And what are we gonna do on performance
evaluations? – [Uduak-Joe] We never talked about it.

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