05-22-12 Meeting Minutes



DATE: May 22, 2012
PLACE: Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, California
MEETING TYPE: BRECA Steering Committee Meeting


Lori Christensen
Kelly Cohen
Jim Morgan
Stan Mofjeld
Mary Ann Winters

1. Welcome from the Acting Chair Kelly Cohen

2. Minutes of April 24, 2012

Kelly Cohen suggested amending the draft minutes of April 24, 2012 to include that the police emphasized reporting of crimes. Kelly made a motion to adopt the amended minutes. Lori Christensen seconded the motion. The motion was adopted unanimously.

3. Treasurer’s Report

Kelly Cohen reported that the balance in the BRECA checking account as of May 22 is $4,003.37.

4. Old Business

a. Discussion of April 24 General Meeting

There was general agreement that the April 24 General Meeting was a good meeting. Jim Morgan reported that at least 58 people had attended, including presenters. A considerable number of people (15) were from outside the BRECA area, either College Greens East or Rosemont. BRECA gained one new member at the meeting.

b. California American Water Proposed Rate Increase

Joe O’Connor reported that he had just found out that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is scheduled to vote on the recommendations of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) on May 24, 2012. Joe had talked with a representative of the Division of Ratepayer Advocates who told Joe that comments on the ALJ recommendations should address specific issues. Joe suggested several issues to address. After some discussion, it was agreed that BRECA did not have time to review the ALJ recommendations and formulate a letter in time for the upcoming CPUC meeting. It was requested that Joe send an individual letter to the CPUC and copy the Steering Committee members.

c. BRECA Newsletter

Jim Morgan suggested that the upcoming BRECA Newsletter be sent only to BRECA members and outreach people in order to save money and effort. It was noted that the mailing for the recent BRECA General Membership meeting cost a considerable amount of money. The Newsletter proposal was accepted. Next year the Newsletter will be distributed to the whole community.

5. New Business

a. Folsom Blvd. Light Rail Station Area Planning: May 23 and 24 Meetings

Jim Morgan reported that he had spoken by phone to representatives from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and Sacramento County Planning regarding upcoming Folsom Blvd. Light Rail Station Area Planning meetings scheduled for May 23 and 24. In general it was still not clear what the objectives of the meetings are or why there are two meetings. Chair Gay Jones wanted some people to attend these meetings. Stan Mofjeld volunteered to attend the May 23 meeting and Jim Morgan volunteered to attend the May 24 meeting.

b. From the Floor

There was no new business from the floor.

6. Meeting adjourned.

The next meeting will be a regular Steering Committee meeting on June 26, 2012, at the Rancho Cordova Library

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