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– Good afternoon everyone

Today is Wednesday, June 24

My name is Vivian Malauulu, I am the current president

of the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees I’d like to welcome you to our regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the board And the time is 4:31 p.m I’d like to ask the board secretary, Jackie Hann, to please take roll – Virginia Baxter – [Virginia] Here – Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Here – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Here – Doug Otto Doug Otto? – Here – And Sunny Zia – Here – Thank you, Madam Secretary Also, I would just like to state for the benefit of the public and for the record that this is the third meeting that we’ve had via Zoom This is because of the global pandemic and the Brown Act regulations that were softened a little bit by Governor Gavin Newsom for public meetings, so we are able to meet via Zoom and we have had several other meetings We are doing the best we can and we’ve been able to iron out lots of glitches and learned lots of things along the way so we’d like to ask everyone at home to please be patient but we’re becoming pros and hopefully maybe next month, we can all be back in the board room It looks like that maybe we can see light at the end of the tunnel, we’ll see So now we’re going to move on the agenda to item 1.3 This is any comments on closed session items Any requests, Madam Secretary? – No, we have no requests – All right, so we will go into our closed session We do have two items on the agenda for closed session Item 1.4, LBCCFA negotiation items This is pursuant to government code section 3549.1 and 54957.6, update with District Chief Negotiator Gene Durand, and then item 1.5, LBCCEAFT, negotiation items pursuant to government code section 3549.1 and 54957.6, update with District Chief Negotiator, also Gene Durand Anything before we adjourn? All right, so we are going to adjourn at 4:34 to go into closed session and we will be back at 5:30 to reconvene open session Thank you, everyone – Thank you – Good afternoon everyone, once again

I would like to welcome you to the open session

of the regularly scheduled meeting

of the Long Beach Community College

District Board of Trustees

Today is Wednesday, June 24th, and it is 05:39 p.m

We apologize that our closed session

took a little bit longer

Apologies for that delay

At this time, Madam Secretary, let’s see

I would like to ask if there

are any public comments on agenda items

– Can we do roll call first?

– Yes, I’m sorry

I lost my screen momentarily Murphy’s Law, that always happens, here we go Okay, so let’s do a roll call, please Apologies for that – Virginia Baxter – Here – Vivian Malauulu – Here – I’m sorry not a order, and I don’t have my list, because I used it on Board Docs already Virginia Baxter – Here – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Here – Doug Otto Doug Otto? – Here – And Sunny Zia? – [Sunny] Here – And Jena Jimenez – [Jena] Here – Thank you, Madam Secretary And now I’d like to go back to item 2.2, sorry, I did lose one of my screens here, working with multiple devices I’d like to go back to the Pledge of Allegiance and I’ve asked our senior director of facilities, Mr. Walter Johnson, to please lead us in the Flag Salute this afternoon – Good evening everyone, ready, begin – I pledge allegiance – [Members] To the flag Of the United States of America to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all – Thank you so much, Mr. Johnson And now we are going to item 234, report on closed session items We have no items to discuss, to report on, and actually we do have to reconvene for a second closed session at the conclusion of this meeting So for our staff, there will be a second closed session And now we will move on to item 2.5 – President Malauulu – [Vivian] Yes – I thought we were gonna have a Girl Scout singing – Oh, I’m so sorry I have it written down right here, I apologize I’m so sorry, I wrote it into my agenda, and I’m looking right at it So Trustee Ntuk, I’m gonna go ahead and defer this to you I think this is a very unique and special activity, and I’d like you to go ahead and introduce it It was your idea, so go ahead and take it away – Thanks, I believe Jackie and Daria were working with Olivia She’s a Girl Scout youth leader here in our neighborhood who’s volunteered to sing, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” I don’t know if they were able to get on the call when we got them squared away – I see her there I see Olivia there She’s on mute right now Olivia, whenever you’re ready – Okay thank you ♪ Lift every voice and sing ♪ ♪ ‘Til Earth and Heaven ring ♪ ♪ Ring with the harmonies of liberty ♪ ♪ Let our rejoicing rise ♪ ♪ High as the listening skies ♪ ♪ Let it resound loud as the rolling sea ♪ ♪ Sing a song ♪ ♪ Full of the faith that the dark past has taught us ♪ ♪ Sing a song ♪ ♪ Full of the hope that the present has brought us ♪ ♪ Facing the rising sun of our new day begun ♪

♪ Let us march on ’til victory is won ♪ Thank you! – [Uduak] Thank you, Olivia – That was outstanding, thank you Olivia Okay– – [Olivia] Thank you so much Thank you for having me – And President Malauulu, just for context, folks who may not be familiar with that song, it’s called, “The Negro National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” I thought it was appropriate in the trying times we’re in that we have the meeting kicked off by a youth, and hopefully a future Long Beach City College student ‘Cause I know Olivia is just finishing middle school, I think going into high school next year So thank you, Olivia, we really appreciate you – [Olivia] Thank you so much – Thank you Okay, so now we’re going to item 2.5 Madam Secretary, comment son agenda items please You are on mute, Jackie – We’re going to have Mr. Jeff Wood He’s going to read several of the items that refer to agenda items, such as 5.1, 5.3, 5.4 And then when he finishes his, I go read the public comments on agenda items referencing to agenda item 11.2 So Jeff Wood, please proceed – [Jeff] Okay, there’s several cards, I’ll go ahead and start The first one is from Jene Hun on item 5.1 and 5.3 “I’m in support of agenda item 5.1, “resolution framework for reconciliation “in support of the black community “I wanna be part of the solution at LBCC “I am open to listening to the concerns and problems “of black faculty, students, and staff “I also support the agenda item 5.3, “evaluation of LBPD contracts in campus security “Though I do not personally have any issues “with any LBPD officer overseeing LBCC, “I have heard numerous stories and witnessed some “over the years, which would cause the district “to evaluate the contract “In addition, I support the Black Lives Matter movement, “and increased scrutiny of unfair policing practices “targeting communities of color.” Thank you Jene Hun The next public comment is from Levina Beckley on item 5.4 “I first wanna thank the Long Beach Community College “Board of Trustees and member Uduak Ntuk “for having a proactive approach “to addressing the issue of Black Lives Matter “As a black woman, small business owner, “I look forward to the Board passing a resolution “supporting ACA5, the California Economic Prosperity Act, “in support of the repeal of Prop 209, “to restore affirmative action in California “Affirmative action works not only in education, “but in every industry designed to support families “seeking better and higher education “In the past years I have had the bear the burden “that black, women-owned businesses “carry on working twice as hard “and performing three times better than our competitors “in order to be sincerely considered for contracts “Unfortunately, just consideration has not been the norm, “as I have watched numerous contracts go to contractors “that are not minority-led, “whose performance records does not, in most cases, “meet or exceed our performance record “This ongoing systemic practice of injustice “where black-owned businesses are not provided “a fair and equal opportunity to secure contracts, “do well or prosper must stop “How can we, black women in this culture, “continue to meet the daily challenges “of working harder and being better, “maintain hope that we will be able to support our children “in their support of higher learning and prosperity, “and shoulder the many battles that racism alleviates daily, “when we know in any given situation, “we are less likely to win contracts? “According to a small business administration report, “women own more than a third of all business, “and those businesses are 21% less likely to win contracts “compared to otherwise similar firms not owned by women, “with percentages expected to be higher “for black-owned businesses “The only way we maintain hope and bear the burden “is by believing that those that have been elected “into positions will identify where change is needed

“And you have done here tonight, and be valiant enough “to make the change “Therefore, I applaud the Board for consideration “and passing of this resolution, “and I also ask the Board to consider and added addendum “to this resolution that conveys LBCC’s willingness “to explore an affirmative action policy “that can be adopted by LBCC locally “This could afford change to happen locally, “even while we wait for the state to follow your lead “Again, I thank you, Member Uduak Ntuk, “for you and your colleagues for being willing “to make a change and address what matters to us, “and for recognizing that black lives do matter.” The next comment is from Cockai Kwadahidi, on items 5.1, 5.3, and 5.4 “To the distinguished trustees “of the Long Beach City College “and administrative leadership, “the purpose of my comments is to express strong support “for Trustee Ntuk’s agenda items 5.1, 5.3 and 5.4, “which would do the following, “declare affirmatively that black lives matter at LBCC, “evaluate the college’s “Long Beach Police Department contracts, “and support the repealing of Prop 209 “Long Beach City College has an ongoing ethical, “moral, and operational obligation “to ensure all its students, “regardless of their backgrounds, “are treated with the utmost respect and dignity, “and provided the resources they need “to achieve their academic and career preparation goals “This obligation predates the great work “of Black Lives Matter, “and yet takes on a greater importance “during and beyond this historic moment “Declaring that black lives matter at LBCC “means that all black people “are genuinely wanted and welcomed “This is not narrowly only to those black people “who are great athletes “This means the maximum amount of resources, “support, and encouragement will be given “to all black students, visitors, and community partners “This means that LBC will recognize and address “the conditions black students are disproportionately subjected to, “like homelessness, foster care, poverty, unemployment, “victims of police violence, “in the forms of programs, curriculum, “and staffing decisions, which includes the hiring “of black people in powerful leadership positions “Therefore, it is essential to repeal Prop 209 “There’s no way to truly affirm that black lives matter “at LBCC until its approach to campus safety “shifts away from police dominant to community dominant “This means using data to understand and articulate “what the safety needs of LBCC are, “identify first how non-police staffing “can address those safety needs, “and develop an appropriate budget to support the shift “Therefore, it is essential to review the current contracts “between LBCC and the City of Long Beach Police Department “As someone who was born and raised in Long Beach, “had some of my proudest moments in life “on the LBCC campus, I continue to care “about the students and staff there “I am confident that LBCC will step up in those moments “and make black lives matter a reality “Thank you Trustee Ntuk for your leadership “in this important time in history, “and I also wanna extend recognition “to the rest of the Board of Trustees “for what I expect to be your complete support “that black students, staff, visitors, “and community partners of LBCC.” The next comment is from Porter Gilberg on 5.3 “Dear Long Beach City College Board of Trustees “On behalf of the LGBTQ Center Long Beach, The Center, “I am writing in support of agenda item 5.3, “and strongly encourage the Board of Trustees “to review and amend LBCC’s existing contract “with the Long Beach Police Department “Last week our center united with more than 200 other “LGBTQ organizations across the country “through a letter titled LGBTQ Organizations Unite “in Calling for Transformational Change in Policing “This letter also included, in this correspondence, “and signing onto this letter, the center has affirmed “our commitment to broader and explicitly meaningful “anti-racist practice within our organization, “acknowledge the harms of racism at Long Beach “and the United States, and demand a divestment of resources “on Long Beach Police Department, “coupled with a reinvestment into community resources “in order to reduce reliance on law enforcement “or other remedies, resources are much more appropriate “to ensure the health and safety of our communities “As many of you know, LGBTQ people are disproportionately

“impacted by police violence, over-policing, “and extremely high rates of incarceration “As such, police presence does not enhance “safety for our community “Rather, the presence of law enforcement “threatens the public safety, wellness, “and likelihood for positive life outcomes “for LGBTQ people and communities, “especially black LGBTQ people, “and all the LGBTQ people of color “I implore Long Beach City College to reevaluate, “reduce, and consider eliminating its contract “with the Long Beach Police Department “in order to create a more meaningful opportunities “to ensure students’ successful academic and life outcomes “Should you have any questions regarding this letter, “please do not hesitate to contact me “Porter Gilberg, Executive Director.” The next comment is from Jimmy Flowers on 5.1 “Quote, the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands “in a moment of comfort or convenience, “but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy “End quote, M.L.K “President Bynum, and members of the Board, “a special thank you for introducing “and adapting the agenda item 5.1, Black Lives Matter “Trustee Uduak-Joe, thank you for leading the way “in our quest for racial equality “This is a brave first step that we have taken “in the quest for racial equality “I have been a classified professional “at Long Beach City College for over 30 years “Unfortunately, I have suffered “the painful trauma of racial injustice “within my current and former departments, “yet I’ve remained professional with the hope “that positive and meaning change will occur one day “As the world turns and we are open the door “to address issues like racism and microaggressions “at Long Beach City College, I ask myself, “how can many of our brothers and sisters “will be willing to walk through that door “without the fear or threat of retaliation “What assurances can we get? “Finally, my career at Long Beach City College “is in its sunset “I have dedicated myself in the past, present and future “to do everything within my abilities to ensure “that the college is in a better place “than when that same 18 year old first stepped “onto that campus more than 30 years ago “Thus, I do believe, if we are not part of the solution, “then perhaps we are part of the problem.” The next comment is from Kimmy Menakis on 5.1, 5.3 and 5.4 “Dear Long Beach City College Board of Trustees, “as a resident of Long Beach and parent “of two LBUSD students who will beneficiaries “of the Long Beach promise, and future students of LBCC, “I write in the spirit of collaboration, “care, and accountability for us as a community “to utilize this moment in history, “to do all we can to prioritize the racial healings “and reconciliation desperately needed “This moment in which the black community “and their allies are uprising and calling “for systems to change policies that have been enacted “harm upon black people, serves as a pivotal time “for leaders to ensure that all institutions “in Long Beach do whatever possible to right the wrongs “imposed upon the black people in Long Beach, “a community with a deep and rich history, “and presence of black people “There’s tremendous opportunity for LBCC “to demonstrate this very commitment “to its student and community “As the Long Beach City Council has established efforts “towards racial healing and reconciliation, “all of our educational institutions must also take the time “to not only examine current policies and practices “that continue to disenfranchise black students, “but demonstrate commencement through its budget, “to actively devote resources to efforts “that will contribute to their care “As you consider the college’s budget for FY21 and policies, “I write in support of the following, agenda item 5.1 “Adopt a resolution that clearly declares “that black lives matter at LBCC “For a campus that is 86% students of color, “and 12% black, African American, “this commitment to racial equality “is symbolic, but a necessary first step “I encourage LBCC to go a step further “and establish a plan for ensuring educational equality “for black students “A plan that should include best practices, “such as establishing ongoing professional development “for all LBCC instructors, staff, and leaders “to meet a minimum standard of competencies “around racial equality “And teaching/support specifically black students, “as well as providing consistent opportunities “for collective dialogue to address racial disparities

“that is inclusive of students, parents, “community members, and alumni “Agenda 5.3, elimination of contracts with LBPD “Policing and the criminalization of people in schools “leads to disproportionate entanglement “of especially black students “with the criminal justice system “The presence of law enforcement on the campus “to respond to student discipline issues “is not an appropriate answer and should be replaced “with the holistic plan rooted in prevention, “care, wellness, healing, and must be trauma-informed “It is time we reevaluate public safety means “and looks like for all members Of LBCC “and the Long Beach Community “Agenda 5.4, adopt a resolution supporting ACA5, “repealing Prop 209, and restoring affirmative action “Since 1996, we have learned that a color blind approach “to creating equity for historically “marginalized communities does more harm than good “And actually exacerbates inequities further, “especially for black people “There continues to exist vast under-representation “of black students’ enrollment in colleges and universities “And it’s time to throw out an ineffective “and outdated policy that does not recognize “that systemic racism persists “I thank you for taking the time to consider “my public comment and can be reached “for further discussion and support “In community, Kimmy Menakis, parent and community leader “in social justice, ethnic studies, youth development, “and healthy equity.” The next comment is from Rich Chambers on 5.3 “Good evening Superintendent Bynum, “President Malauulu, and trustees “Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you this evening “We are proud to have served and protected the students, “faculty and campus for the last 20 years “We believe the recommendation before you “is confusing and unclear “The recommendation mentions reevaluating the contract, “identifying new methods, ending brutality, “and making changes to the current practices “We know these issues are important, “but they are also separate issues in and of themselves “Ending the contract now is unnecessary, premature, “and will put the safety of our students and.” Pardon me “Will put the safety of our students and property at risk “The officers assigned to the college are highly trained “to specifically service and support the campus community “Our expertise and knowledge of the campus is valuable, “especially in an emergency “We know the layout and are familiar “with all buildings and classrooms “We also know the climate, the people, “and understand the intent and mission of the college “LBPD is critical to the safety “of the students and campuses “The expertise of a campus officer is unique “They can diffuse a tense situation, “because they understand the campus discipline system “and received training on alternatives “to police action and arrest “Campus officers have defibrillators, “and are true first responders “They will be the first to provide life-saving help “The Liberal Arts campus is in the middle “of a residential area, and we appreciate that keeping “the campus and students safe “is also important to local residents “Let’s have a conversation before we take drastic measures “We are ready to talk about race, equality, “and how we can improve our services and relationship “But removing Long Beach Police Department officers “from campus is not the answer “Rich Chambers, President “Long Beach Police Officers Association.” The next comment is from Ashley Gunkel on 5.3 “Hello honorable Board of Trustees “I am writing as a representative “of the International Association of Machinists “and Aerospace Worker’s Local Lodge, 1930 “We represent the special services officers “that you currently employ through a contract “with the Long Beach Police Department “We are at a unique time in our society “that may constitute a precipice “of a new and brighter tomorrow “A tomorrow membership and leadership “have been fighting for decades “And for leaders such as yourself, “it’s a delicate and tricky time “You are trying to balance the changing and evolving “morals and ethics of your community, “and the safety of the students “who entrust you with their futures “We at the IAM have a solution that will help you “strike that balance and save money simultaneously “Our special services officers “are highly trained professionals “who are versatile and caring, “and they come at an affordable price tag “Their adept at protection services, “as well as handling a variety of other issues, “including traffic control, event staffing, “and standard law enforcement procedures “We have both unarmed and armed officers “that can help you deliver the safety of your students,

“be it at a price that respects the budget shortfalls “that all public institutions are facing “Further, our special services officers “have a strong relationship with the community, “and are a trusted name “by not only community and neighborhood groups, “but also by many of the protestors “who are fighting to defund the police “The record speaks for itself, “which is where the balance truly gets struck “Our officers offer safety, affordability, “and hiring them will show that you hear the community “and respect their voices “They are truly the answer you need right now “We propose that our well-trained “and respected special services officers “take over full security responsibilities “for both LBCC campuses in the new contract “Regards Ashley Gunkel, business representative, “IAMAW District 947.” The next comment is from Hattie Haring on 5.1, 5.3 and 5.4 “I am an Afro-American female resident of North Long Beach, “involved with several organizations, “with a daughter who graduated from LBCC, “and I would like to express some comments “on agenda items 1.1.” I’m sorry “On agenda items 5.1, 5.3, and 5.4 “Agenda item 5.1 “We’re currently participating “in a double pandemic crisis for 2020, COVID-19 and racism “The modern-day lynching of George Floyd “has brought the reality of system racism “against black people to all people “here in the United States of America, “and throughout the entire world “Every existing part of the U.S.A “is part of the systemic racism and does need “to be part of the solution to kill and bury racism “This resolution process can be initiated “by acknowledging and confirming “that black lives matter at LBCC “Agenda item 5.3 “Repeal Prop 209 is currently an effort “by CA Democratic Party “Prop 209 basically put a ban on affirmative action, “which now released institutions, businesses, “corporations, from having to select Afro-Americans “Stats are showing a major reductions of Afro-Americans “being selected or represented in every of our society “So Prop 209 has worked more “against than for Afro-Americans “Agenda item 5.4 “Proposition ACA5 has been introduced “by Assemblywoman, Shirley Weber, to replace Prop 209, “and be more beneficial for Afro-Americans “The proposal is to have this item placed “on the November 3rd 2020 ballot “for the people to vote on this item “I do encourage LBCC to support ACA5 “for the 11/3/2020 election.” The next is from Jennifer Kehret “My name is Jennifer Kehret, “and I am a full time faculty member “in the English Department “I have been teaching at LBCC for nine years “I am emailing in support of our LBPD officers at LBCC “I understand that tonight’s agenda item “calls for an evaluation of LBPD contracts, “and I understand and support any in-depth “and informed conversations that lead to meaningful actions “to end police brutality “I also understand that these conversations “are beginning as many colleges are ending their contracts “with police departments altogether “I would like to make the point “that having contracted LBPD officers on campus “regularly helps to build relationships, “and to achieve the kind of community policing “that many departments are only starting to aspire towards “I can speak from personal experience “During the 2017/2018 academic year, “I was repeatedly threatened and stalked on campus “by a former student “On numerous occasions, I needed a member “of our campus police force to escort me to my car “at the end of the work day to ensure my safety “Most of the time it was the same officer who was available “This officer, with my permission “and with my students’ permission, often came “into my last class before we adjourned “to sit among the students as we completed “our work for the day “This officer was very intentional about this, “as it allowed him to be a visible, “recognizable presence to our students “It allowed students to engage him in conversations, “some of which were challenging, “regarding police presence and police conduct “on their campus and in their communities “It allowed me to be fully present for my students, “knowing that we were safe in the face “of the offending student’s threatening behavior “This officer told me and told my students

“on several occasions, we don’t care about your skateboards, “or your boom boxes, or your immigration status “We care about your access to a quality education “We care about you and your teachers “being able to focus on your work “There is no question that across the country “there are some terrible people in police uniforms “who abused their power and authority, “and who abused and murder innocent people “This has to stop “These officers must be accountable for their actions, “and departments must be accountable “for stopping this criminal behavior in their ranks “But the rest of the officers in these ranks “need to be able to do their jobs the right way, “having the same LBPD officers on our campus “day after day, building relationships with students, “faculty and staff is one way to help heal “the damage done by the egregious abusive power “on the part of a minority of officers “I know that I speak for many of my colleagues “and many of my students, “especially the students who had classes with me “during the 2017/2018 academic year, “when I state that having these LBPD officers on campus “has been not only reassuring, but necessary “as LBCC continues to engage the challenging work “of being an accessible, equitable, “safe campus for everyone “Thank you for your time, Jennifer Kehret, “associate professor of English, Long Beach City College.” Final card I have is from Ralph Plumber on 5.3 “I wanna voice my strongest support for the men and women “of Long Beach Police assigned at LBCC “The department and its officers have contributed mightily “to LBCC making a safe and friendly environment “for students, teachers, and surrounding residents “I live three houses from LBCC “I have walked my dog to the campus “twice a day for 25 years “I know the officers and have witnessed “their absolute professionalism “They are friends to the students “They are liked by the students “They are extremely well trained “They are polite “They are the epitome of positive community policing “We are fortunate to have LBPD “As a resident, I have supported LBCC “in its building plans, making it a beautiful school “and the jewel of community colleges “It’s not just luck that LBCC is not stained “with graffiti, trash and crime “It’s because of LBPD and its officers “Any attempt to cut LBPD from its duties “will have an extremely adverse affect on my support “I was a deputy district attorney “for the Los Angeles County District Attorney “for 28 years “I am familiar with police agencies, “and believe I am qualified to render an opinion “on the quality of policing “The officers at LBCC are outstanding “Any attempt to change will be a serious and tragic mistake “Thank you, Ralph Plumber.” President Malauulu, that’s the end of the cards that I have – [Vivian] Thank you Jeff, really appreciate that And now I believe Jackie Hann will read the remaining speaker cards – Yes, yes This is on agenda item 11.2 This first one is from Jericho Badea, educational coach of the College to Career Program “To the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees, “my name is Jericho Badea “I served as an LBCC DSPS employee from 2000 to 2009, “before being laid off from my position “in the DSPS office “I also attended OBCC for my general ed certification “before transferring to CSULB “to obtain my bachelor’s degree in mathematics “I am currently an adjunct faculty “at Los Angeles Trade Tech College, “and also work as a full time educational coach “for the College to Career, C2C Program “since it began in November 2011 “As the Trustees are already aware, “the LBCC district did not want College to Career “when we first started “However, through the hard work of Shauna Hagemann, “and the belief that this program would give “the best opportunity to students “who qualify for the program, the LBCC Foundation “decided to take C2C “C2C began with only 12 students, “some of whom were lower functioning, “on the autism spectrum, “and others who were higher functioning students “When I was hired as an educational coach, “my job was to provide students with academic coaching “for four hours per day, five days a week, “for a total of 20 hours a week, “which seemed like a simple task “I remember the first month of our program, “we did not have an office, nor a place to meet our students “to do our jobs, to help them with their classes “and to navigate the college “Since I taught at L.A Trade Tech in the morning, “my C2C hours were in the afternoon “I would have to contact the morning educational coach “to ask them where to meet them once I arrive at LBCC “Sometimes they would be in the library

“if they were able to find a room “Sometimes they would be at the DSPS High Tech Center “There were even some days when I would meet them “between the P and the N building, “because the campus had not designated “a place for us to work with the students “It was hard to do our jobs under those circumstances “And with the starting pay back then, I could have quit “But I saw the value of what we could bring “to the students that we serve “I could help them change their future “contrary to what the beliefs are for this population “During the first year of the College to Career Program, “I could not really follow my job description, “because if I did, I would not be able to help these students “I am a college-level math teacher “If students did not want help, what could I do? “But the C2C students are different “I learned that for me to help them properly, “I would need to take some time to earn their trust, “which is not part of my job description “as an educational coach.” (notifications beeping) Excuse me “As an educational coach “My job was hired to provide students, “coaching for four hours a day, five.” Oh excuse me, that phone call interrupted me I lost my place “During the first year of College to Career Program, “I could not really follow my job description, “because if I did, “I would not be able to help these students “I am a college-level math teacher “If students did not want help, what could I do? “But the C2C students are different “I learned that for me to help them properly, “I would need to take time to earn their trust, “which is not part of my job description “as an educational coach “But once I earned their trust, these students opened up, “and from that point on I could actually help them “I keep in mind that no matter how I help those students, “no matter how good I explain something to them, “they may not respond nor learn, “and some may stay quiet as if they are welcoming “the assistance that they are getting “Many are students who have come from a history “of accepted failure “Many have been bullied, or not done well in school, “because they were not given “the appropriate means to succeed “However, once I build a relationship with them, “they somehow come out of themselves, “and then accept the help being offered “No wonder the College to Career Program “has grown in its success over the years “All of us educational coaches go above and beyond our jobs “We have patience, take time to know the students, “build relationships, read their files, “and research their disabilities, “all with the intention of understanding them “and knowing how to help them “I want to give an example “Erica and Melissa are two C2C students “who when they first started “were extremely withdrawn and quiet “We did not know how to make them respond, “and we did not know how to help them “Whenever I asked them a question, “they would just nod their head “They did not even smile, nor say a simple word such as yes “They would just nod their head “After going above and beyond and earning their trust “so they could see us as people who could help them, “Erica earned her culinary “in baking and pastry certificates “Melissa started talking and smiling, “and has become receptive to help “Melissa has come a long way from when she first started “Now that all of us are leaving, “I am certain that she will go back to being that quiet girl “who does not open up to anyone “When we first started, I must admit, C2C had no structure “We had three educational coaches and no office “with 12 students, what were we supposed to do? “But after getting experience “and learning with the students, “we were able to build a system and a structure “to help them, as well as perform our jobs “Our success data will tell you how we performed “under the leadership of Shauna Hagemann “We put students first, why? “Because we love to see them succeed “For me, I see them as my children “I will take time to know them “and lengthen my patience “I have swallowed my pride several times “and did not regret it, because at the end “I saw them graduate and finish C2C with a degree “or a certificate, and that is what is “and has always been important to me “April of 2019 we were told that C2C would be transitioned “to LBCC from the foundation “Great news “however, during the meeting, “I found out that LBCC sees us educational coaches “as instructional aids “To be honest, it felt like a slap in the face “All the hard work, all the patience, “all the swallowing of pride “All those times spent knowing and learning students “is equivalent to that of an instructional aid “On top of that, if we apply “for the C2C positions with LBCC, “not only will the pay rate decrease significantly,

“and my full time benefits be removed, “but the hours will be cut in half “19 hours per week “Seriously? “How are we going to build rapport “and earn the students’ trust if we are only there “for 19 hours in a week “Even if it goes against my will, and will make me sad, “I will not apply for the position of instructional aid “I ask those in our 2019 transition meeting “how they determine that we are only instructional aids “They said that they looked at old job descriptions “Great “So all the effort of making the C2C Program “better over the years is gone, and goes unrecognized “No one from the Dean’s Office or DSPS “had asked any educational coaches what we do “or how we do it “Suddenly, those who have barely stepped “into the C2C office or talked to staff “are experts on thee C2C Program “I wanna end with this “This is twice now that LBCC “has screwed me and my family up “The first time was in 2009 when I was laid off from DSPS, “and this is the second time “I love LBCC, but I will never ever apply “for a job here again, “nor recommend my friends or family to work for LBCC “after what the college has done to me “Not to mention the disrespect “that I have experienced this past year “We were told we will be terminated, “but no one communicated with us about when “They said at the end of the 2019, “then I February 2020, and then April “And then in the Spring “Finally, Tuesday of last week, we got a definite date “Two days after that our end date was changed again “I am still here for the C2C students, “but it is at a cost to me and my family “both mentally and emotionally “Thank you for your time and opportunity “to address the Board and air my grievances.” The next– – [Vivian] Jackie, if I can just interrupt you for one second please Please if you can just use your judgment, I would prefer to not have students named when you’re reading the public comments I just don’t think it’s right for students to be named in this type of program publicly I have no problem with the employees that have been named This gentleman spoke very highly of one particular employee, I have no problem with that But I don’t think it’s right for students to be named, especially when they’re special service duty – I will certainly look out for that These are lengthy, and the volume was voluminous – [Vivian] Okay, thank you – I will definitely do that Okay, the next one is from Dianna Chavez Bipel And she is with the C2C program “To Vice President Muñoz, President Malauulu, “and the Board of Trustees at Long Beach City College “Thank you for your time and commitment “to the students of the Long Beach City College “My name is Dianna Chavez Bipel, “I am a parent of a student who has attended LBCC “for the last two years “My daughter is a client of the Harbor Regional Center, “and it was her counselor who in 2017 “highly recommended LBCC’s College to Career Program, “as he said it was the perfect placement for her “2016 graduation from the Port of Los Angeles High School “The plan was that she would start in the program in 2017, “assuming she was accepted “The application was filled out and submitted, “yet there was no response “So I kept asking her counselor what was going on “He told me he put several phone calls in “and received no responses “After several months passed by, “the counselor told me that he was told the program “was on hold, but had no answers why or how long, “just that some changes were being made, “and they weren’t accepting new students at that time “Several more months passed, and I was getting no answers, “so I contacted a supervisor at HRC “and requested a new counselor, “assuming he wasn’t following through “My daughter was given a new counselor, “and the supervisor told me he will stay active on the case “to ensure follow-through “After the new counselor and supervisor “met with my daughter, they also thought that C2C “was the perfect placement “The counselor at HRC attempted to contact Shauna Hagemann, “who was the program director of C2C, “but received no response to his calls “I then started making calls but had no luck “with a return call “I started calling the Disabled Students Center daily, “and each day they would say Shauna wasn’t in her office “I even stopped by a few times “to see her mailbox full of mail, “and she was never in her office “The HRC counselor contacted the person at HRC “who worked with the C2C program

“and was able to set up an interview “My daughter was denied admission on March 31st 2017, “without any feedback on why “I demanded the counselor find out the details of why, “since they all thought this program “was a perfect match for her “In my meeting with the staff of C2C at the Resource Fair, “in sitting and on their presentation, “they had said that sometimes students are denied “as they are not ready for this type of program “However, they are given the reasons “and things to work on, so they can reapply “Due to thus, I kept bugging for details “and wanting to know what Taylor.” Excuse me “What the daughter needed to work on “I was finally granted a meeting, but Shauna, the director, “nor anyone who was in the interview were in attendance “The only person there was the contact at HRC “who did not sit in on the interview, “and had information second hand “After pressing for details, I was told that the reason “she wasn’t accepted was because the interviewing team “felt that I wanted the program for my daughter “more than she did “This couldn’t have been further from the truth “I wasn’t ready for her to be away from home, “as I felt she wasn’t independent enough “and there were strict rules on visitors, “and the program’s rules lack time away “during summer breaks and holidays “I wouldn’t even be able to take her out to dinner “After pressing for what skills “my daughter needed to work on, “the HRC supervisor said more independence “From that day forward, “my daughter was given more responsibilities at home, “such as paying a monthly bill in a timely manner, “being responsible for a debit card to use in the community, “and keep track of the balance “Using Lyft or Uber for transportation “to and from the school, “planning a community activity once a month, “and cook a meal at least once weekly “She was also set up with interview practice “with HRC since she had never been given this training “prior to the C2C interview, “which was with approximately six people “Once she was progressing with her interview skills “and independence, she met with a counselor “to reapply for C2C “This time she was denied without any opportunity “for an interview on July 25th 2018 “I felt this was personal to me, “and had nothing to do with my daughter, “as I was the parent who asked too many questions “and pushed too hard, and demanded honestly “The counselors at HRC shared my feelings “My opinion is that every parent has to be an advocate “and help guide their child to be as independent “and successful as possible, “and even more so for a special child’s needs “I hope you all agree “Two years later, as we were waiting on the system “to work in finding the right program for my daughter, “I took things in my own hands enrolling her “in the LBCC, as she wanted to go to college “with her big brother “We enrolled her into two classes using “the Disabled Students Center, “attempting to follow the same class structure “that the C2C program used for their students “During this time, “HRC switched my daughter’s counselor again, “and we had a new person join our team “A few months later, we had our meeting “Our annual meeting at HRC “I asked to see the form of all dollars spent “on my daughter for the year “On this form there were services billed to HRC from LBCC “I questioned this, but as the counselor was new, “she had no answer and stated she would look into it “My daughter and I went to the school “to meet with the school counselor, “and after picking classes, we headed to the finance office “to pay for classes where I asked for clarification “of billed services from LBCC “As I was in line, my co-worker, Vivian Malauulu, “walked into the building with another woman “who she introduced as the Superintendent-President “They were stopping and talking with students “I said hi, and after introducing me to the other woman, “Dr. Romali, she asked what I was doing there, “where I then explained we were there to pay “for the next semester classes, “and to find out what services were billed through LBCC, “as my daughter had no services that I was aware of “Dr. Romali gave me her card and said I could call her, “and she would help me “I called Dr. Romali and ended up getting to speak “to the VP, Mike Muñoz “I asked for a meeting with the C2C program “for the lack of communication, “and wanted to know why my daughter was denied “even an interview, as well to question Shauna “about the billing of services, “as she was overseeing the program “The meeting was granted, with Mike, Shauna, “and the HRC counselor, my daughter, and myself “In the meeting from the questions I was asking, “it was clear to all that Shauna was lying, “attempting to cover up something, “and her answers kept changing “She brought no documentation, even though she was asked to

“prior to the meeting “At that time it was left in LBCC hands “to investigate the billing for services never rendered, “and to look into all the other issues “I brought to the table “I called to follow up and was told that details “of the investigation couldn’t be shared, “due to employee union rights, which I understand very well, “but that Shauna would no longer be part of the C2C program “It was then apparent to me, after reading and meeting “LBCC’s investigation, and there must have been “enough evidence to remove Shauna from the program “At that time we were given an opportunity “to reapply for C2C, but my trust in the program “as it was being run was lost, “so we declined this offer “My daughter continues to take classes at LBCC “as we attempt to mock what the C2C Program “sells to the community “I know the exposure of Shauna Hagemann’s mismanagement “has put a negative dent in the C2C Program “However, I am happy to see that the program issues “are now in front of a volunteer board, whom I am confident “have the LBCC students’ best interest in mind “As hard as change is, I hope you, the Board of Trustees, “are able to come to a decision to revamp this program “to be successful, to meet the needs “of the disabled students “who are part of the LBCC community “The potential of the program and its benefits to students “with disabilities is greater than most realize “As I shared, my daughter will not benefit “from this program, I am excited to see what LBCC builds “as you revamp the much-needed C2C Program “I look forward to seeing the positive outcomes “that will make such a functional life difference “for the kids and the regional center clients “Thank you for your time “To the students of LBCC and the clients of HRC.” The next comment is from Bonnie Mota of the C2C Program “I worked for Long Beach Unified District for 19 years “before joining the C2C team, “and I have been here nearly nine years “Over the years we have adjusted to the bumps in our path, “but last year when C2C was to transition “to being a part of the Long Beach City College, “and our director, Shauna Hagemann, was asked to leave, “we have been trudging through the muck “of seemingly eternal transition “I feel this program is unique, because we do not provide “cookie-cutter solutions for our students or clients “We make special connections with our students “in a way right for their specific academic needs “Each of us are individuals, as are our students, “and we find the teaching style to best communicate, “identify their strengths, help build up actions “that are socially accepted in or outside of our program “We guide and support them through their courses “I have included mission statements of two entities “that support C2C “Mission and value statement “of the Long Beach City College and Foundation, “committing to providing equitable student learning “and achievement, academic excellence, “and workforce development, “by delivering high-quality educational programs “and support services to our diverse communities “Our original center mission statement “provides quality services, support, information, “and choices for people with development disabilities, “and their families, to promote their participation “as valued neighbors in our communities “The takeover and transition of this successful program “has been tumultuous for the staff, “students, and their families “To dismantle the type of services C2C provides with less, “change the job descriptions, “reduce the number of hours for staff “to minimal across the board compensation significantly less “and basically doing away with our positions, “I feel you are falling short of and not complying “with the mission statements “of the above mentioned partners “Our C2C students and staff deserve much more “than we have been given this past year “Also, foundation and board of trustees “owe a big thank you to the C2C staff “covering what has been lacking in support “and communication this year, “of the College to Career Program.” From Karen Richie “I am an educational coach who has been “with the College to Career Program for six years “I have taught in the field of special education “for over 35 years, and worked with numerous students “on all levels of the autism spectrum “I was a resource room specialist for many years, “serving middle school grade levels, “and have also taught children who were bing homeschooled “I developed and executed a personal tutoring business “where I provided tutoring to students of all ages “in elementary through college level subjects

“and varied abilities “I hold a California Clear “Level Two Special Education Specialist credential “What I have to say to you comes from years of experience “teaching students with various disabilities, “working privately and within the educational systems “of the states of Ohio and California “I would like to clarify two main points “which were stated during the Board of Trustees meeting “on May 27th, 2020.” “One, Dr. Muñoz stated that the committee “had met with C2C employees “I want to clarify there was one meeting last October “where we were not consulted, but informed that the program “was going to be transitioned to the college “We had no input, we were merely informed “They have not spoken to us, the C2C staff, “nor attempted to meet with our students “That is an important fact “How can they design a program “when they know nothing about the people involved? “Two, I very much appreciated Trustee Zia’s question “in the last meeting, where she asked, “will there be any cuts to the current staff? “The straight answer would be yes “Dr. Muñoz’s response was a political answer, “we can’t do a point unless will have to open up “and do recruitments for the positions “Noelle Currell had some meetings with the C2C employees, “letting them know what the process will be “to apply for these positions “they will have to reapply for these positions “Mind you, the jobs that we have held “for the past six to 12 years would no longer be available “Instead, we could apply for an instructional aid position “The qualifications for this position is a GED “or high school diploma “Nowhere does it state that an applicant needs “any experience working with students with disabilities “Also, this position’s hourly rate and hours “are considerably less “19 hours a week at $17 an hour “It was obvious to me that the college wanted “part time people and to not pay benefits “He said we could apply, but he failed to say “that the process was completed back in February “In the one meeting we had with the committee “on October 2019, they showed no interest “in rehiring us in our current positions, “and they actually said that there would be many people “who would apply and want these jobs, “and we would not receive preferential treatment “during the hiring process “In conclusion, since its conception in October 2009, “by Shauna Hagemann, the C2C Program “has become a highly successful program “As it stands right now, it is the only one of its kind “You should ask yourself, why is it so successful? “The answer is, people “We are the people that worked years “to make this program as successful as it is today “I feel you have failed to put “this very important fact first “A program is nothing without good, “caring and devoted people “It is more than dollar signs “You need to remember who spent countless hours “and years developing C2C to make it what it is today “We have built trust and relationships with our students, “we have been through the hard times “and the good times with them “We have witnessed many of them graduating “with certificates or AA degrees “Since last October, our students and the C2C staff “have been put into a limbo of severe stress, “related to the termination of our jobs, “but never knowing when that would take place “We as a group were never introduced to the interim person “who was taking over the program “when Shauna was let go from her own program “We have endured all of the changes in termination dates, “and our students have especially endured “the looming threat of a change in the program “as well as the staff “I say no more “Our students are bright young adults “who want a future, just like you “Please don’t push them aside “Have some compassion, “and at least make our termination date “at the end of the summer session, August 18 “And I would like you to remember these names, “Shauna Hagemann, Jericho Badea, Sinjin Owen, “Bonnie Mota, Lisa White, Lindsay Lampert, “Karen Richie, Jessica Carrie “We are the founders of this program.” Next one is Lindsay Lampert, she is an educational coach of the C2C program “I grew up in Long Beach and spent most of my life here “My sisters and I attended the LBCC child development center “for preschool, and I have sent all three of my kids there “Two have completed the program, and one still attends “I used to come to the campus as a child “to feed the bunnies “Several of my volleyball teams practice in the LBCC gym “I even learned to swim in the college pool “I planned to play volleyball here after high school “until I earned a full ride to a four-year in San Diego

“After I graduated, I worked for the Disabled Students “Programs and Services at LBCC “This is when I developed my passion “for working with those with special needs “I worked as a test prompter in office staff “My daily contact with such amazing people “instilled my love for this type of work “After several years at DSPS, I moved to Washington, D.C, “and worked as an event coordinator “for the Department of Health and Human Service “After several more years, I found myself back in Long Beach “raising my first child “Shauna Hagemann who I have known since my days past “at DSPS and who I had kept in contact with over the years “contacted me with a possible job opportunity “We met, and the next day I started “with the College to Career Program “This was October 31st, 2014 “I knew from the moment I stepped foot in that cramped office that this program “was something special “I don’t know how to explain it exactly, “but there was such a positive and calming vibe “amongst the perceived chaos “I knew from that moment that this was “where I was supposed to be, “and my purpose was to help these students “A few ed coaches have come and gone in my time with C2C “I had two more kids, and countless memories “with C2C students and staffs “The staff that are with the program now are hands-down “the best group of people I have ever worked with “The compassion and drive that our director, Alison Brown, “and all the ed coaches have, motivating and inspiring “The students have changed my life “Many of them have become extended family, the kind.” – You wanna watch Jackie? – Pardon? “The students have changed my life “Many of them have become extended family “that come to my family gatherings and celebrations “They have all met my family and held my babies “This is not just an office, this is truly a family “The students and staff care about each other “We attend their graduations, bring them gifts, “celebrate their accomplishments, “help them overcome obstacles, laugh with them, “cry with them, learn with them, grow with them “I care about them like they are my family “We go above and beyond the scope of our job every day, “every one of us “I have told each and every one of the C2C clients “that even when we are replaced and no longer work for C2C, “that they can always call on me if they need a ride, “if they need me to proofread an essay, “if they just need to talk or vent “At the end of the day, I don’t care about this job “I care about these people “It has been a long 10 months preparing these students “for the transition “Many have expressed concern, fear, anger, and confusion “We try our best to reassure them that things will be okay, “but how do we even know that when were kept so uninformed? “When Shauna Hagemann was our DSPS liaison, “we felt supported, acknowledged, and appreciated “When she was removed from the position as our director, “we did our best to keep going “because we didn’t really have a choice “when it came to our clients’ needs “Not only did Shauna start C2C, “she continued to improve and develop it “Through her tireless and often unrecognized efforts, “C2C is what it is today “Since Shauna has been gone, we have received literally “no support from DSPS or the college “Maria Eck Ewell was supposed to step in “and act as the overseer of the program “I have yet to meet her “Most of our staff and clients have not met her “We were told that the goal was to transition “to the district to make college resources “more accessible to our students “Since the beginning of the transition, DSPS “has provided nothing to staff or students “that have been abused “The tension and confusion on the state of our program “actually made it harder to access these resources “We felt neglected and unsupported, and left out to dry, “yet we still keep our foot on the gas “Then came COVID-19 “Without the guidance or support of DSPS, “on top of knowing that our jobs were still in jeopardy, “we all transitioned 25 students who were accustomed to “and reliant on in-person educational coaching “to virtual ed coaching “This was not an easy task, but we did it “and successfully completed the semester “Trust me, we have our stories “Zoom was definitely a challenge for some at first, “and we did a lot of screen sharing “until we could all get the hang of it “This is on top of us now working from home “and the challenging that bring “I worry about the future of the C2C program, “and the clients, knowing what it takes “to work with these clients on a daily basis

“I know that experience with people “with disabilities is imperative “On August 28th, 2019, I expressed my concerns “to VP Mike Muñoz, after receiving the original notification “of the transition “He stated, please know that we are fully committed “to supporting the programs “It seems as though the exact opposite has been the case “I would be nervous to see “what a non-full commitment would look like “The way that DPSP and the college handled this transition “was disappointing to say the least “Our attempts to reach out had been ignored “Our clients’ questions had been ignored “Our clients’ best interests are being ignored “C2C is a special program “that deserves special consideration “Our staff is well-qualified and equip “to work with students with disabilities “For students that have so much to overcome on a daily basis “as they attempt things that they never thought possible “They deserve better “Everyone involved deserves better.” And I have one more, and I realize there’s some messaging been coming in, we may have missed another public comment, so we will take care of that when I finish this last one This is from Lisa White, and she is an education coach with C2C “Thank you for your commitment to equity “and serving the population with disabilities “within our campus community “July will mark my seven-year anniversary “as an educational coach “with the College to Career Program at LBCC “Thank you Dr. Baxter for the referral to the program “While there are two coaches who have been with C2C “since its inception nine years ago, “the shortest term among us is five years “In that time, we have helped develop the program, “along with its originator on campus, Shauna Hagemann “We have helped to shape 2C2 to be the productive “and successful program that it is today “by learning and adapting to the needs of the students, “as well as the guidelines set forth by the Regional Center “I am sure you are all aware of our success rate “with graduates from the program “Keeping that in mind, I would like to respectfully “submit my extreme disappointment at the level of disrespect “that we as dedicated employees are receiving “from the LBCC campus management “But more importantly, the lack of care and consideration “directed toward our student clients “On August 8th 2019, the C2C staff received an email “from Mike Muñoz, VP of Student Services “This letter stated that the official transition “will take place January 2020, “with the goal of hiring permanent personnel “On October 7, 2019, two months after being told “we were going to be terminating, “a meeting was held with C2C staff, Dean Noelle Currell, “Maria Eck Elwell, and human resource personnel “from both the campus and foundation “to answer any questions that we might have “about the transition “In that meeting we were told that we might be terminated “as early as December “We were also told that we could apply “for the new position of instructional aid “However, there would be no full time positions “There are currently three full time coaches “who received benefits “The job would only allow for 19 hours per week, “and the hourly pay rate would be $10 an hour lower “than the coaches currently received “Additionally, the new position would only require “no more than a high school diploma, or GED “Coaches currently require a BA, or equivalent “And this new position of instructional aid “does not require any experience “with students with special needs or the college process “At the time we asked that a new job description “could be created for us, since we are in a unique program, “and none of the job descriptions currently existing “with LBCC match the work that we do “We were told by Dean Currell that human resources “was undergoing an audit, “so new positions could be created at that time “We were told they found what they thought “was the closest match, which as mentioned above, “is quite an insult “Soon after a copy of the October 2019 AFT newsletter “stated that the audit had been completed, “I immediately sent an email to Dean Currell “with a copy of the newsletter attached “In it I quoted the newsletter “and kindly asked Dean Currell, “does this mean that the position of educational coach “for the C2C program could now be reassessed “for the next year when LBCC will be overseeing the program? “I think it is safe to say that the coaches “would greatly appreciate the opportunity

“to reapply for compatible positions “to the ones that we are currently filling “I CCed Maria Eck Ewell, “and Sonia De La Torre-Iniguez in this email “Not one person had the consideration to respond to me “Because the instructional aid position requires “little to no experience and only a high school diploma, “I spoke with a few C2C students “about them applying for the positions “I thought that they were qualified to hold the position “of the ones who will soon be there to assist them “Please explain to me how this transition will make sense? “These students are going from having highly educated “ed coaches to minimally educated aids “How is that going to produce the success “that you have all seen with the current C2C program? “We have been on a month to month threat “of losing our jobs since October 2019 “The students have not been given proper notice, “and there has been absolutely no correspondence “with C2C staff regarding “the plan for a smoother transition “Our student population has difficulty with change “and transition, and there has been no effort “to keep then appraised of the many changes “that would be occurring during and after this transition “While I am very appreciative to be still employed, “it has caused unreasonable and undue stress to the coaches, “as well as to the students “And to add insult to injury, we were given an official termination notice “of June 30th by the foundation “based upon an end date that was given to them by DSPS “But again, this was rescinded, “because DSPS was not yet ready, nor does it seem “they have equitability planned to transition smoothly “It would appear that DSPS does not think “of staff and students as feeling human beings, “but only as numbers on paper “I think I can speak for all of us in saying “that we feel unheard and unappreciated “We coaches and students have been ignored “and left guessing since August 2019, “and it is now the end of June 2020 “Any of us could have found work elsewhere last year “when we received the first letter, “but because we love our work, and we care for our students, “leaving was not a consideration “We are committed to giving them the best service we can “until that is no longer an option “In this time of uncertainty and working from home “due to an unprecedented pandemic, “it would be thoughtful to consider the stresses “that you are adding to our lives, “to the lives of your employees and clients “by remaining indecisive and uncommunicative.” And that is the end of comments for 11.2 – Thank you very much I’d like to thank Jeff Wood, and also Jackie Hann Really appreciate you both I know we’ve had over one hour of public comments, and that was a lot for you to read Really appreciate it I would also like to thank everyone who submitted the public comments, and the Board will be in discussion to determine if we will open up public comments to be presented by these speakers themselves That’s gonna take a little bit of logistics, and our technical staff will have to address that with allowing access to the meeting So that is something that we’ll be working on in the event that we do continue with these Zoom remote meetings So thank you again to everyone for the very insightful comments Really appreciate you all taking the time to submit them – [Jeff] President Malauulu – Yes? – [Jeff] I’m sorry President Malauulu, it’s Jeff There was one letter that came in If you would like, I can go ahead and read it now It’s for 5.1, 5.3, and 5.4 – Sure absolutely Jackie, is that the letter that you were referencing? – Would you give me the name, Jeff? – [Jeff] This is from Dr. Juan Benitez – Yes, that is correct Okay – [Vivian] Okay – [Jeff] Yeah – Sounds good Jeff, thank you, and then when you conclude reading of that letter, we’ll move on the agenda – [Jeff] Thank you This is from Dr. Juan Benitez, commenting on 5.1, 5.3, and 5.4 “Dearest team president of the LBCC Baord, “Trustees and executive staff “As a parent educator in Long Beach, “and vice president of LBUSD’s Board of Education, “I am writing in full support of LBCC “adopting a framework for reconciliation, “building on the work “that the city of Long Beach’s City Council “adopted a couple of weeks ago “I commend you for your consideration “of a framework for LBCC “Our communities have spoken loud and clear “I strongly believe there are concrete steps “that LBCC can and should take to dismantle “institutional racism and eliminate structural inequities “So adopting a framework is an important “and necessary first step “In concert with the city of Long Beach’s framework

“and a partnership with LBUSD, CSULB “to truly achieve a Long Beach promise for all “I am hopeful that your sister educational institutions “in our city will do the same “I look forward to supporting your efforts, “and it’s important to continue hearing from students, “parents, and community members in formal spaces “so that we can convert our formal listening “and convening spaces into concrete policies “and actions, and hold our mutual systems “and institutions accountable “I commend you for considering this framework “now as it demonstrates a sense of urgency “and reaffirm commitment to our black community members “and communities of color that we serve “As a part of this, I also believe that it is important “for you to assess your contracts with police departments, “and your own campus safety division, “and reimagine how resources and funds “can be directed toward more holistic approaches “and campus safety and students, “staff and faculty wellbeing, “and not just merely rely on punitive, “deficit-base policing measures “Lastly, given the demographic profile of the students “and communities we serve, and their challenges, “needs, interests, aspirations and dreams, “it is important for us to dismantle “policies and structures that continue to be impediment “for community empowerment and success “Namely, ACA5 just passed the California State Center “earlier today, so now it’s time “to repeal proposition 209, “and uphold our commitment to genuine, “authentic and true equity “Thank you, Juan M. Benitez, PhD “Parent, educator, “vice president LBUSD Board of Education.” – Thank you so much We will move on to item 2.6 on the agenda, which is the approval of the minutes of the May 27th May 2020 Regular Board of Trustees meeting I’ll entertain a motion and a second pleased – So moved – Second? We have a motion by Trustee Baxter, a second by Trustee Zia Any discussion? All right, Madam Secretary, roll call vote – [Sunny] I’m sorry, I didn’t second I think it was student Trustee (muffled speaking) I’ll second it now Yeah, someone else does need to second it All right – I apologize, it’s hard to distinguish voices when we’re– – [Sunny] I’ll second it Vivian – Okay, second by Trustee Zia Madam secretary, roll call vote please – I’m sorry I’m have here two mouses here and two laptops Let’s start with Student Trustee Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – Virginia Baxter – Aye – Vivian Malauulu – Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto I think he’s having an audio problem I just texted Dario to help him out Possibly, Doug? – Doug, you’re on mute right now I don’t know if you can take your screen off of mute Okay, so maybe just raise up a thumbs up, because we can’t hear you, Doug Okay, he’s raising 10 digits up, okay, got it Thank you – Sunny Zia – Carries, thank you Madam Secretary And one more thing I neglected to say at the beginning when we reconvened for open session, this is just a reminder for the public That we have gone to remote meetings based on Governor Gavin Newsom’s changes softening of the Brown Act in March We are able to conduct our meetings remotely, and all votes have to be done roll call vote So normally we would just be able to, all those in favor and all those apposed, but because we have to answer into record, everything has to be done on roll call All right, thank you very much Moving on the agenda to item 2.7, this is our ASB president report We welcome for the first time giving his report here, Mr. Cesar Fiero – Hi guys, I just wanted to say it’s a pleasure being up here with you guys I’m on with the Board of Trustees I’m looking forward to working with each one of you Hopefully I get to meet you guys in person after this pandemic is over And I just wanted to give you guys a quick, brief update on what I’m doing as a president Currently right now, I am working with students online and I’m trying to make sure there’s transparency among one another, especially with my cabinet We’re in the basis of recruiting right now We’re trying to find some students who are willing to take the lead, and politics, and trying to show their importance with an ASB Other than that I have nothing else to say

I wish you guys luck in the future, and I’m looking forward to working with all of you guys today – Thank you very much, Cesar I just have one question for you, and I don’t mean to put you on the spot, but I’m wondering if you have plans already with ASB to meet right now remotely and to get the new cabinet going? – Currently, we’re not meeting right now, as in the semester just ended So as we’ll start meeting more as we continue throughout the semester, around the beginning of the fall semester Right now we’re just seeking recruitment, seeing if there’s any students interested in joining in the associate student body Then we’ll see from there – Sounds good Very much – President Malauulu? – [Vivian] Yes? – May I say something? Cesar, would you please send me your email? I have two suggestions for you and or Jena to reach out to for potential leadership positions And Jackie will send you my email, ’cause I don’t have yours Okay? – No worries – Thank you Thank you Trustee Baxter Okay, we’re gonna move on to item 2.8, this is our student trustee report, and this is Ms. Jena Jimenez Welcome Jena – Hi everyone I hope everyone is doing well Thing I have to report, well, there’s actually two things The commencement was amazing, and I’m super happy that I was a part of that And congratulations again to the class of 2020 The second thing I do have to report is that the black lives matter movement, we did have a protest that started at Long Beach City College I was there for that protest, it was a peaceful protest, I’m glad to say And it was great to see the community of Long Beach come together Many of the students of Long Beach City College were there, so obviously this movement is very important to students of Long Beach City College Listening to their stories really revealed personal truths that people of color have been experiencing And so I think it is important that we are recognizing this movement as an institution I think that’s a celebration in itself And I’m grateful that we’re opening a discussion to establishing new, different types of methods of policing, and campus security I think it’s great that we’re opening our minds to changes, and being open in general is just super important, I think It allows us to create changes that might be more efficient I do wanna communicate the absolute need for campus security As a woman, I might also be speaking for other women, I do feel the need to have security officers on campus, just because of the sex trafficking trade I don’t want to ignore that that exists, and how powerful that is, and how many women have been targeted and have gone missing And so I recognize those things, and I appreciate campus security does bring safety, but also, I am open and I’m sure the students are really supportive and open to evaluating how we approach security on campus, and how we approach policing on campus So I look forward to the conversation that we’ll have as a Board And thank you so much for recognizing the Black Lives Matter movement It’s very important and very dear to many people’s hearts right now So thank you – Thank you very much Jena for your report, and thank you for your leadership Item 2.9 on the agenda, LBCCFA Bargaining president report I see Diana there, welcome – Hello everybody, good evening I know tonight we have a long agenda, so I will make my remarks brief On behalf of the faculty association, I would like to thank the Board of Trustees and the district, as well as all the faculty who supported our team in finding an agreement to our contract I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge two things One is our support for our brothers and sisters of the Classified Union, AFT, and we hope that you will support them in finding a quick settlement regarding their negotiations And secondly, acknowledging the hard work of both teams, but especially acknowledging and publicly thanking FA’s team lead by the chief negotiator Asian Pacific Sofia Beas, Suzanne Engelhardt, Dr. Seth., Suman Mudunuri who was an observer, and our very competent CTA staff,

Tom Kinkava and Kim Brain Lastly, I would like to say I hope the Board will vote for our agreement this evening Thank you – Thank you very much, Diana Now we will move on to item 2.10, AFT bargaining president report And there’s Robert right there, welcome Robert – Thank you, president Good evening Board members, president Malauulu, and superintendent Bynum, and esteemed Board members Tonight I wanna report the negotiations in moving forward in a positive and collaborative environment, and we’re positive that we can come to an agreement in some time in the future soon I hope Tonight I have asked Mark Smith, our VP of AFT, and Angela Fowlkes to give the Board insight into some of the work Classified is doing behind the scenes Away from the campus to support our Viking students success Mark, can you start? – Sure, thank you Rob Good evening Board President Malauulu, Trustees, and for Superintendent-President Bynum, all the vice presidents and the academic and Classified Senate presidents, colleagues, and community members Tonight I just wanna take a moment to acknowledge and thank all of our classified professionals that have worked so hard in the transition to working remotely, as well as those who remain on campus, performing their job each and every day during these difficult, testing months I believe later when you hit agenda item 13.1, you will hear other comments and feedback from various individuals and departments about the challenges that we’ve all encountered while transitioning to the remote environment, as well as the increased workload that comes with that Speaking from my department, in the nursing and health sciences area alone, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of emails, phone calls, student requests We’ve been able to successfully process close to 800 applications for the Registered Nursing Program, over 80 applications for the Vocational Nursing Program, 50 applications for the computed tomography CT Program, and have also continued our open application periods for our EMT, Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy Programs Although it has been challenging, the nursing and health sciences classified team is 100% committed to our students, to our faculty, to our programs for our department, to the college, and to the community that we all serve One of the wonderful things that has come out of this transition, if there is anything wonderful, is the team work, comradery, and the sheer dedication that I have witnessed of our Classified professionals I’ve seen our classified staff from all departments who are helping each other to assist our students and maintain some severance for continuity for faculty and students From admissions to counseling, to our success centers, financial aid, IITS, our health desks, facilities, fiscal services, payroll, human resources, purchasing, grounds, and anyone else that I may have missed I have witnessed first-hand so many examples of Classified and faculty working together as one united team for our students, and it’s actually been really heartwarming and rewarding to see that, and to be a part of that Lastly, I would like to take just a quick moment to commend and thank our LBCC nursing students for their continued hard work and dedication while working in the L.A. County COVID-19 testing locations at those LAC and PTC campuses I’d also like to give praise and thanks to our unbelievable facilities and custodial team for really going the extra mile and doing everything that they can do to keep our campuses clean and safe for our students and faculty that are on campus I’m honored and humbled to be part of this Viking family, perhaps nevermore so than during these unprecedented times I thank you all for allowing me to speak, and go Vikings – Thank you very much to both Robert and Mark, appreciate that And for item 2.11 I understand – Madam President – [Vivan] Oh yes, sorry Robert – I got Angela to talk as well, if you don’t mind – No not at all Welcome Angela, I saw you there – Hi – [Vivian] Welcome – Good evening, good evening I would like to thank everyone for the opportunity to speak to you tonight in regards to my position as a financial aid specialist working remotely Since March the 17th, we’ve transitioned to working home, and it has been challenging, it has been rewarding

Instead of having our students be able to access us now through walking to the front counter and being able to get service, now we have a feature called the Cranium Cafe where students can go online to the financial aid admissions and counselings, and DSPS websites And there’s a chat feature on there, so that’s what I’ve been charged with doing And that is like when you have a shopping experience and you wanna chat with an expert So our students have been able to come online and actually chat with myself And I’m able to answer all their financial aid questions It’s challenging, because the students, they’re used to coming up to the counter They’re used to having that unique experience with you there Now they’re having to learn how to access a lot of different technology They’re dealing with a lot of anxieties and stress It’s a lot of things that are going on behind the scenes with our students, so when you’re on the chat function, or you’re trying to answer emails or phone calls, and like Mark was saying, we have so many emails and so many phone calls, and so many chats from students who are trying to reach us through the call centers And just different methods of trying For so long, they said they weren’t able to get anybody And so now they’re happy to have assistance with someone, but their questions, and their concerns and their worries are really heavy And just trying to encourage them, especially through this pandemic First it was the pandemic, then it was the Black Lives Matter and all the things that were going on there I see my coworker, this feels like we’re working three times as hard as we were working on campus It’s like we’re working three times harder now to try to address our students’ needs and make sure that they’re reaching success, and having equitable experiences Our Classified, like Mark addressed a lot of different positions that are classified represent We are at the students’ frontline, we’re the gatekeepers, we’re the frontline staff when they come So now they’re coming through different methods, and so we’re having to transition and adapt to all these different methods and all this different technology and new systems, and programs and everything, and it’s taxing It gets very, very taxing I wanna thank Dr. Mills, and our Dean Yvonne Guttierez, because we’re updated daily Financial aid, we meet twice a day, and we are given updates But the updates, they change daily We’re getting so many different things, so many things that are going on behind the scenes with our business systems, analysts, trying to process the financial aid to the students And the students are, they’re starting their summer sessions, though they’re wondering where their financial aid is And then we’re trying to get the satisfactory academic progress process running And that’s a lot of behind the scenes and a lot of work that goes into that And so when those students call, they have a variety of questions We have to be mindful of self care We’ve been given an opportunity to Participate in professional development opportunities on self care I know I’ve since suspended, I’ve broken my ankle just not taking care of myself to the best of my ability, because I’m working so much And now we’re doing the 14 schedules for the summer, and that’s sitting down for all those hours and trying to address all the different things that are coming And like I said, things change And in early check ins, things may be this way, but then by the time we get to our four ‘clock check ins, things are totally different So that’s a lot of different information to process And so everybody stay on the same page So I know Classified professionals everywhere are dealing with a lot of challenges, but it’s a blessing to be able to serve for our students, and it’s a blessing to be able to have the tools that we need to be able to address their concerns And to ease their minds And I know sometimes, I’m at the front counter, so I know a lot of the students But when they come through the phone, you can’t read their facial expressions, you don’t know what they’re going through And the one day, about two days ago, I had three students back to back that were dealing with homelessness issues And I had to just listen to their voices and just listen to what their other additional, other problems were that were affecting their academics They were given the opportunity to have an EW, an excused withdrawal this year So a lot of them are concerned about their GPAs, and their completion rates, and all of this stuff And so to be able to reassure them, that takes a lot of skill It takes a lot of patience

Sometimes you go in the morning, you’re fresh, and you got energy, and you’re ready to go By the time you sit down for nine hours, and you’re trying to help the students By the time you get to the end of the day, it’s really, really taxing I know the instructors and I know the counselors have really heavy roles in trying to ed plans, and trying to learn how to adjust to teaching online, and everything, but it’s the same thing for the Classified professionals as well We’re happy to bring our materials home A lot of us don’t have the ergonomically correct areas to work in Like I’m sitting here at a dresser doing my work and stuff So we have a lot of people that are experienced in a lot of different fatigue, and stress, and stuff Like I said, it’s a blessing to be able to help the students and it’s a blessing to be able to have a team, and a leadership team that makes sure that we are informed And they ask us They ask us, do we have what we need? Is there anything that we need? Is there anything that they can do for us? And I just wanted to let you guys know from a financial aid’s professional’s perspective the workload that we have in working remotely Working remotely has been challenging, it has been a lot of work You got our Dean come on, and you can tell she’s in meeting after meeting, but she still comes on and provides us with the information that we need So I know all of us are really working hard and everything, but I just wanna say thank you for the opportunity to speak I just would like the Classified voice to valued, experience to be valued, our work to be valued In regards to the Black Lives Matter, when I broke my ankle, I didn’t go to the hospital for three weeks And then when we started having discussions on healing, starting having Zoom sessions through, the students, the student body and just different things to address what’s going on in the world today, I realized I knew I was sick right before the COVID too, and I remember Dr. Mills coming over and saying, “You’re sick, why don’t you go home?” And I remember Sarah Compton from Scholarships said, “You’re really sick, why don’t you just go home? “Why do you come to work every day?” But that goes to my dad My dad is a 86 year old man from Selma, Alabama, and he’s always a student He came to visit me the other day to check on me about my leg And I told him, I said, “You know what you did, dad? “You’re the best dad in the world, “but you instilled in me that my value wasn’t there “You always told me that I had to go to work “If I didn’t go to work, they could get rid of me “I have to remember that I’m black, “I have to remember my place in the workplace.” Remember, they’ll get rid of you But I don’t wanna feel like that as a black woman who comes to work and works hard, ’cause I’m dedicated to the students And I also don’t wanna feel like that as a Classified employee either I value what I do, I know I work really hard I’m dedicated to the college, the Classified, All the work of the college, all the work that we do There’s a lot of things that were said today, these different resolutions and stuff that really touched a lot of us in our daily work But I don’t wanna feel like I can’t come to work, because I’ll get displaced, or I’ll get replaced It’s been so many times that I just worked, through sickness and through everything, because I didn’t really feel valued So I just wanna tell you thank you guys for an opportunity to speak Thank you Robert for inviting me, and I just wish you all the best, and I hope that we all come together, and come to some great solutions for our students and for ourselves Okay, have a blessed evening – Thank you, Angela – Thank you very much Angela for that heartfelt story that you shared, especially about your dad Robert, do you have anything else to add, or does that conclude your report? – That concludes my report Thank you so much for letting us present this to you tonight – Absolutely, thank you very much Item 2.11, I understand from staff that there is no one on the call representing CHI, the Certificate of Hourly Instructors They were invited, however, there’s nobody on right now So now we’re gonna move on to item 2.12, which is reordering of the agenda Do any trustees wish to move anything around on the agenda? All right, seeing that, we’ll move on to section three, and that is the Superintendent-President Report, Lou Anne Bynum, please – Thank you, President Malauulu and Board members First of all, I just wanna wish everybody a safe and healthy summer And I hope that you get a chance to relax a little bit and do some things that you haven’t been able to do But I think everybody’s looking forward to that Before I get into my report, I do wanna talk about two faculty members who are retiring I know one of them very well, and the other one a little bit

But let me first begin with Debra Whittaker She’s a professor of philosophy Debra has been with us since 2005, and she’s been a professor the whole time She has also been Social Sciences Department Head, and coordinator for our study abroad program And we appreciate all the work that she has done in that regard Prior to coming to Long Beach, she was a part time instructor at Long Beach City College, a part time instructor at Cal State Long Beach, a teacher in at the Bellflower Unified School District I commend teacher who work in school districts in K through 12, because it isn’t an easy job And also a teacher in the juvenile courts So we wanna wish Debra the very best in her retirement, and I hope that she’s looking forward to it, and looking forward to some extra time Our other faculty member is Anne Mitchell Anne is a professor in photography Anne started in 1998, and she’s served 22 years here at the district She’s been a professor the whole time I’ve seen some of the amazing work that she’s done, and the work that she’s done with their students Prior to coming to Long Beach City College, she was a part time instructor at Santa Anna College, and a part time instructor at Coastline Community College, and then a part time instructor at Santa Monica So there’s always a chance, if you hang in there long enough, and show your good stuff, that we were lucky enough to be able to hire her But I wanna wish Professor Mitchell and Professor Whitaker the very best, and thank you for their contributions here at the college People like these two are what makes the college so wonderful, I think, and gives us such a great legacy and history I know that these past few weeks have been very, very difficult for people I don’t think anybody could have foreseen what this semester would be like with everything that’s happened But in true Viking form, our students, faculty and staff are standing in solidarity with our black community, and with our black students, and asking very directly how they can help further our commitment to student equity, and help our students of color We are gaining, everybody should know, and most of you do know this, we are gaining in equity all the way around We are not closing the equity gaps or the achievement gaps yet, and we have a lot more work to do about that There’s an item on the Board agenda tonight that Trustee Ntuk put on that will help us move this along, and we all look forward to being able to do more And we do have some bright spots that bring us all together The students we serve here at Long Beach City College Like many of you, I was able to attend our virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 12th, and celebrate the class of 2020 It was a very amazingly well done, and emotional, and I was surprised about that It was a very emotional event, I thought We had more than 1,300 views when the ceremony premiered that day on YouTube, and another 1,300 on Facebook And today we would had, over 61,000 people take a loot at YouTube and look at the commencement ceremony We had 619 graduates participate, and they were able to provide a personalized photo and a message that they can put I just wanted to point out too, in 2019, we had 800 graduates who participated in the in-person ceremony But I wanna thank everybody who worked so hard to put that together, our staff, our faculty, our student speakers were amazing, our valedictorian, and Chef T It was a great ceremony, it took a lot of work, but thank you very much And I’m glad that we’ve got it, that people can watch it as often as they want, and I hope the students save that Last Monday we had a Chromebook laptop distribution that we’re very pleased to announce that 84 people, who are incoming students of Long Beach City College from Kabul and Jordan They signed up for Viking summer voyage, and they’re going to enroll at Long Beach City College for the fall A special thank you to the Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion for the donation This was part of a city-wide #InThisTogetherLongBeach pandemic emergency response campaign And I wanna thank the following for their support and their assistance too Our own LBCCD Board of Trustees Vice President, Uduak Ntuk, Long Beach Council member Rex Richardson, Long Beach Unified School District Board Member, Megan Kerr, Superintendent Chris Steinhauser from the school district, LBCEI Board Chair, Bob Cabeza, bridge development partners, Rosindo Solis Wells Fargo Vice President and community relations senior consultant, Lyndon Mann,

Human IT CEO Gabe Middleton, and our own LBCC Foundation executive director Paul Kaminski The event was really well organized New staff came out to support it, and it was a great success And I wanna thank everybody that was involved in that And we’re looking forward to getting those students from Kabul and Jordan in the fall Also, last week, everybody I’m sure is aware that the United States Supreme Court rejected a plan to repeal the deferred action for childhood arrivals that we’ve all been calling DACA The practical effect of this ruling is that California Community College is to immediately disperse emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to Coronavirus disruption, without regard to the student’s ability under the title four of the Higher Education Act, or their immigration status This college has supported DACA for several years We believe that everyone has the right to an education and the opportunity to better their lives, no matter what their immigration status is Yesterday, Long Beach City College’s Dream Services and the Healthy Viking Initiative posted a student debriefing workshop about the Supreme Court’s recent decision, and provided our students with resources, resiliency, and self-care information We are very pleased with that decision by the court to uphold the DACA program, and that’s going to help many of the Long Beach City College students We also had another piece of additional good news this week The supreme court also ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964, protects LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination nationwide Although California already has laws in place to protect LBGTQ employees, this ruling though is another historic civil rights milestone in the LGBTQ community, and another step towards equality for all So those are two great pieces of information this week I wanted to inform the Board, I had mentioned before that I was meeting with the mayors and the city managers of the cities in our district Last month I met with the mayor of Lakewood, and I recently met with the mayors of Avalon and Signal Hill I think these meetings have been very good, very productive I’d given them updates on COVID-19, some of our legislative and budget priorities, and the summer session and fall semester plans It was very clear to me that they appreciate the collaborative working relationship they have with the college, and some really great ideas were generated to work more closely together So hopefully they’ll be taking advantage of some of the programs too We had a lot of discussion about some of the small businesses in the area too, and about the loans that are available through our SBDC We continue to monitor legislation and the state budget process We participate regularly in the lead’s advocacy briefings and opportunities to discuss our priorities with our local state and federal officials Most of you know that on Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom and Senate President Pro Tem, Toni Atkins, and Assembly speaker Anthony Rendon announced their agreement on the 2021 state budget Our director of finance, John Thompson, will provide information for you a little later on this agenda on our proposed budget Some items of interest, you know we have ACA5 on the agenda tonight There’s a large movement of community colleges to support this, and a lot of information is being shared about this, and it’ll be good to see what comes of this, and I’m happy that we’ve got that on a resolution tonight There’s some federal pieces of legislation that are important to community colleges and our students One of them is the Skills Renewal Act that would promote and expand a role for community and technical colleges in re-skilling the work force, particularly during this pandemic As we know, millions of Americans have lost their jobs in COVID, and we are well-positioned, and in a unique position really in this region to be able to help our workers gain new skills And we’re probably going to see more people from that population enrolled in the college, and we’re looking forward to helping them We also supported the Advanced Technological Manufacturing Act This is a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Program It’s great importance for students at community colleges as well It focuses on education in high technology areas, it focuses on partnering community colleges within the stream, and it also supports curriculum rework

and new curriculum for high technology jobs We’re continuing to monitor legislative efforts to increase funding in programs related to Maritime Centers And we’re in a good position, I think, if that authorization goes through, the Maritime administration to get a community college Maritime Center training grant, so we’re keeping a close eye on that Speaking of Maritime Centers, I just wanted to let the community know that the Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence hosted at Long Beach City College, is now registering community members who are interested in careers in global logistics and supply chain industries The center, as we all know, is a professional development program offering short term programs for people interested in developing or expanding their skills in logistics, supply chain, and international business sectors The training is developed and taught by industry professionals in these industries, and we’re hoping to get a lot of our local community involved in this It’s being offered at a reduced rate, I want everybody to know that, due to the generous contributions of the Port of Long Beach, and California Community Colleges, Los Angeles region priority sectors, and global trade And scholarships are available LBCC.edu/maritimecenter will get you that information Last month we celebrated Asian Pacific Islander Sea Month, and I wanna remind our students that the APID student resource guide is available from the Long Beach City College website It provides students with resources, tips, and profiles of our our LBCC Asian Pacific Islander faculty and staff Also finally, but certainly not least, I wanna congratulate the teams from the college, and the faculty association human resources for their hard work in reaching in tentative agreement These things are never easy This is probably a very difficult time to try to even look at these kinds of items, but I really appreciate the fact that everybody, head down, bum up, worked really hard to get, I think, what is a good negotiated agreement for both faculty and for the college I specifically wanna thank them individually, Jamet Hund, the chief negotiator Ron Chambrim, Setherman, I think that’s Seth Sofia Beas, Suzanne Engelhardt, Suman Mudunuri, she was an observer And from our district, Gene Durand, our vice president, who was the chief negotiator Kristin Olson, Lisa Orr, and Noelle Currell So thank you very much, we really appreciate the hard work that you did And it was a team effort, and that concludes my report Thank you – Thank you very much Lou Anne, appreciate that, all the information that you shared – You’re welcome – Now we will move on Very excited, we have two sabbatical presentations coming up Section four on the agenda, 4.1, is a sabbatical report by Jennifer Nellis, and I’m gonna defer, actually, both of them to Dr. Kathy Scott 4.2 is Dr. Jamet Hund Dr. Scott, take it away – Thank you Board president Malauulu Firstly, I’d like to say that we’re very grateful to the Board for their support of faculty sabbaticals The work that’s done to the sabbaticals is very, very significant And the two that are being presented tonight are particularly significant and timely The first is Professor Jennifer Nellis, and as we as an institution look at how we are approaching instruction right now, her sabbatical project is really a wonderful example of how we can intentionally center our student experience and our student voice in the curriculum process So I’m very pleased to have her presenting tonight, and I’ll throw it to her, go ahead – Okay, thank you very much Dr. Scott, and thank you Board of Trustees for having me So my intent of my sabbatical project was to think about multimodality, because English classes privilege alphabetic texts and essays So I wanted to think about the ways that I could incorporate podcasting, video essay, infographics, so that students could come up with more rich texts to create meaning So next slide But what I found in my research is that multimodality became this really authentic way for me to teach rhetorical literacy And we could think about audience, genre, evidence,

and I wasn’t just going to have students translate a research paper, for example, into a podcast That didn’t make rhetorical sense So now with multimodality, we have these really authentic ways to talk about rhetoric And then the deeper I got into the research, I realized that multimodality allowed me to not only enact rhetorical literacy, but also anti-racist pedagogy, because the English professor was decentered in the assessment process Because I now have a range of assignments, not just academic essays, many voices were welcomed into the classroom Next slide please So this is an example of one of my modules I was able to create four with the time that I had, and so this isn’t a module on microaggressions And so this is kind of my backwards design So you see, we start at the top with the very traditional activity we do in English classes, we read and analyze scholarship on microaggressions, and we’re practicing understanding rhetoric Then I’m able to move to step two where I weave in the multimodality, and students assess multimodal projects that engage with microaggressions So we look at infographics, we listen to podcasts, we look at 30 second PSAs We even play a video game that’s a microaggression simulator, and talk about the rhetorical effectiveness of those Then when students have practiced consuming information on microaggressions, now they’re ready to produce their own projects So that’s step three They create a multimodal project based on an imagined organization or institution that wants to address microaggressions, and then to bring it to the level of English One, students write a business proposal for that multimodal project, and then afterwards write a rhetorical analysis of its effectiveness Then we move into step four, where we do the anti-racist pedagogy and assessment, where we co-produce rubrics that talk about what criteria these projects should be assessed And that really gives students agency over the assessment process And then, the final step in this particular module is students compose a researched argument, and they can pick between two topics They either write about the extent to which microaggressions are a problem within that organization that they selected, or they compose a solution paper for that organization in addressing microaggressions Next slide please So this is a list, it’s not an exhaustive list, of the various examples of audience choices that students chose And I do wanna highlight one from this semester, a student who was a foster youth She talked about how she wished adoption agencies gave adoptive families literature on microaggressions, because it would have improved her experience as a foster youth And so she made a brochure, and then she wrote an argument paper about the extent to which microaggressions are a problem within adoptive families So I hope you see that these real world audiences are relevant to our students’ lived experiences that they become a voice for change They see language that could help them be a voice for change, and yes So let’s move on to the next slide This is just a quick example of some of the infographics that students created I can’t share the podcasts and the video essays, because of my time constraint here So next slide I did have a bunch of student testimonials, but again, for time constraints, if you’re interested, I can talk about them, but I just included them here for posterity And then I can go to the next slide And then I wanted to talk briefly about the professional applications of my sabbatical project at the college and beyond I was supposed to present at Flex Day in March, but then the COVID happened, and the move to remote instruction, so I’m hoping something can happen in the fall, both for campus-wide faculty and the English Department I also presented at a conference in Sacramento in February, and the conference organizers were so impressed with the quality of my materials And I got really positive responses in my presentation, but they had interviewed me, and the interview about using multimodality, especially in our co-requisite courses will be published in an upcoming CAPacity Gazette I think that should be published by the end of this semester, or the summer, excuse me

And then next slide And so again, I wanna thank you so much It was so reinvigorating to my career, and I am so excited The students are excited, and I have so much more to share, but unfortunately you have a very long agenda, so thank you so much – Thank you very much And then Dr. Scott will introduce Dr. Hund – Thank you Board President Malauulu Dr. Hund’s sabbatical product was similarly very critical Her proposal to reimagine our Faculty Internship Program into a Faculty Diversity Internship Program will have a lasting impact on our students and will continue to enhance our efforts to diversify our faculty So please go ahead, Dr. Hund – Thank you so much Dr. Scott, and just so pleased to follow Jen Nellis, such a great project she completed And just before I start, I do wanna thank the Board for approving my sabbatical It was an amazing year, and although it seems very long ago, I have these three tangible products that I will just kind of briefly go over here So I was fortunate enough to decide to do my sabbatical partly on my chapter two of my dissertation My dissertation I completed a year ago May, and my dissertation was entitled, “Critical Race and Identity Analysis of Student Success, “Effects of Race-Ethnicity and Gender “of Faculty Members and Students.” And my Chapter two of the dissertation was looking at all the literature having anything to do with any of those components Particularly looking at the role of faculty of color on student success So I have chapter two, that’s my first tangible product My second tangible product is I reviewed seven faculty diversity internship programs, and I wrote a Best Practices Document based on those seven community college programs that I reviewed, one of which was Long Beach City College And then finally I created the first ever Long Beach City College Faculty Diversity Internship Program Handbook I have been a mentor in that program four times, and I reviewed in my Best Practices other programs that had a handbook, and said, “Hey, we totally need to do this.” And so I’m really proud of the document that I created Next slide please All right, so just a little slice of my literature review So, I found quite a few qualitative studies that pointed to the positive impact that teachers of color have on the success of students of color in the K16 arena, kindergarten through community college And yet I found minimal studies that were quantitative studies looking at this issue, trying to determine the impact that faculty of color may have on students of color And so I bravely decided to do a quantitative study to add to the literature Next slide please And just again, a few snippets of some of the research that I came across The first one is Hagedorn and Researchers published in 2007, where they pointed out the presence of Latino faculty on campus may increase the availability of role models for students, and foster a sense of belonging and social integration among students Another publication by Kenworthy noted that many students of color actually desire to have more teachers of color The study suggested that a core reason that teachers of color may find favor with students, is because they have experienced the feeling of being a don-dominant member of society, and thus they understand their challenges better Steele published quite a few articles and books on the topic of critical mass He wrote about how critical mass equates with this presence of enough people of color in the school setting, or in a college campus, so that individual people of color no longer feel uncomfortable there They no longer feel marginalized So I think that critical mass study was really important, although there’s no definitive number There were quite a few studies that also mentioned critical mass,

which we do not have at our institution Next slide please And so I wanted to just add, remember when I went on sabbatical, some of you said, “I really am curious “to see what you find in your study.” And so I actually looked at Long Beach City College data I looked at 70,000 course completion records from the years 2014 through 2018 to find out if students are impacted by their same-race ethnic faculty And I found that for African American and Latinx students that when they are taught by their same-race ethnic faculty at Long Beach City College, their course completion rates are higher The data actually found that for white students, it didn’t seem to have any impact, the race-ethnicity of their faculty members But particularly for African American students, when they’re taught by African American faculty, their course completion rates are above a 2.0 And unfortunately, when they’re taught by the other race-ethnic groups, it isn’t even at a 2.0 or a C grade So that’s kind of a snippet, and I do recommend in my dissertation that hiring more African and Latinx faculty would seem to serve our student body, and enhance the course completion rates for African American and Latinx students Next slide please And so my next product again was creating this Faculty Diversity Internship Program Best Practices document And so I had the great fortune to visit six other colleges, or chat with them on the phone, or do a Zoom session to learn about what they’re doing successfully in their internship programs Next slide please And so I contacted individuals from Coast Community College District, of course our college Los Rios Community College District up north, which I found them to be the most impressive that I modeled my final product manual after Also San Mateo Community College District, Santa Clarita Community College District, and then lastly SDICCCA, San Diego Imperial Counties Community College Association Faculty Internship Program And so I contacted both faculty and individuals in human resources who worked on this program, and from those contacts, I also reviewed the documents that they had published, and I put together my, I think it’s about a seven, eight page Best Practices Document Next slide please And so just a little bit of a highlight with Los Rios, they had recently revamped their program, and they provided a really great model for what Long Beach City College can do They have a more intentional program that is much more infused with equity, and issues of diversity and always keeping the student the center piece of everything that they’re doing in their Faculty Diversity Internship Program Again, they have quite a presence online That’s something that we at our college, we do not really have They have the handbook, that again, I modeled after theirs They have a task force consisting of both faculty and individuals from human resources that coordinate their program Again, that’s also very different than how we do it here Like us, they do have institutionalized support for all of their mentors and mentees And they also provide evaluations throughout their program Again, good models for what we can do to improve our program And they have a fall training class with their program for all of the individuals that apply to the mentorship program And just in case you don’t really know what that is, let’s say that there’s someone who has a Master’s or a PhD, but they’ve never taught at the community college, and they’re trying to get in, they could actually apply to our Faculty Diversity Internship Program, and if accepted they get to be matched with a faculty member at the college for one year And Los Rios does a great job providing this fall education for the interns or the mentees, before they ever get connected with their faculty mentor And so I loved what they did so much that that became another project that I worked on, aside from this sabbatical project And then lastly on this screen, you see that they instituted an FDIP completer status box

on all of their faculty applications so that anyone that is screening faculty, they will know that someone has completed the Faculty Diversity Internship Program at their institution Next slide please And the final product that I created was this Faculty Diversity Internship Program Handbook And thank you Dr. Bynum, or Superintendent-President Bynum, you wrote a letter that I included in our sample handbook It’s about a 20-page document that kinda tells you what is this program about, why do we have this program, what does Long Beach City College faculty and student demographics look like, what would be the roles of a mentor, what would be the roles of an intern And then I have a lot of voices throughout the handbook of faculty who served in the program as mentors, as individuals who’ve completed the program as mentees And then I also had student voices in there, kind of speaking to the importance of faculty diversity internship program So I have also included one of my lovely mentees, Shaheen Johnson, who we hired full time as she has completed her first year as tenure track faculty member But she came through this program just a couple of years ago She was a K12 teacher for a while, she had her master’s in sociology, and she just needed to get into the system And she was just an amazing person to mentor I think I learned as much from her as she did from me, but that’s really the beauty of a successful internship program And she kind of talks about that here in the quote, about how important that opportunity was for her And it was just a beautiful thing to have mentored her, and then come across all this literature review that really speaks to the importance of faculty of color And in some research studies, the importance of African American female faculty, the particular insights that they can offer students And I just found like the whole entire sabbatical experience was everything just seemed to be jelling together in my sabbatical life, but also my professional life at the college And just thank you very much for the opportunity, I’m happy to take any questions It’s hard to put all of this in a nutshell, but I did my best – Thank you very much I’d like to commend both of you on the great work that you’ve done with your sabbatical I guess your tangibles, the products that you have created Jennifer Nellis I just wanna let you know that you spoke to my heart when you said that you feel reinvigorated after your sabbatical That is so true So hopefully you’ll able to start this new academic year, you missed out on all the remote learning, and missed out on all the fun that entailed But hopefully you’re able to start this new year with a renewed energy and passion And Dr. Hund, thank you very much Looking forward to the complete execution of the programs that you’ve implemented, especially the committees, so thank you very much – Thank you – Board members, yes, Trustee Baxter? – Yes, I just wanted to make a comment Thank you very much to both of you Excellent presentation Years ago we had sabbatical presentations at Board meetings, and we got rid of them, and I thought that was a serious mistake, because the whole idea of the sabbatical is for you to share your ideas with others And so, I don’t know, President Malauulu, if you did this, I’ll give you credit anyway, okay, for bringing this up and having it presented But I think they were both very worthwhile, and I appreciated hearing from both of you – No, it definitely was not me, but I was in favor of having the sabbatical presentations Since I’ve been on the Board, we have had them, so it something that has been pretty consistent I think halfway through my first year on the board we started seeing them a lot more So thank you very much – [Uduak] President Malauulu? – Yes, Mr. Ntuk? – [Uduak] Yeah, I just wanna say thank you to I guess newly minted Dr. Nellis and Dr. Hund It’s not very often you get to change your name and put some new letters before and after, so congratulations I think both of these presentations are really examples of what academia can do for those not in academia Not everybody has the opportunity to go to graduate school,

or go to college, and let alone be able to do their doctoral research and dissertation And I’m glad that we have the opportunities at our community college to allow our faculty, allow our employees to go on and do this type of work that we know will better the institution So I just wanted to say thank you to them both, to both of you for the two presentations, and I know they’re both listed on the agenda for tonight as far as attachments, so anybody wanted to follow up on the PowerPoints, they can find them there I just wanted to say thank you to Dr. Hund who’s on here We’ve known each other a very long time I think you bring a very critical race lens to campus, and I know you have black family members, and you’ve traveled to Africa, and it gives a unique perspective We did that equity project together where we read, “The New Jim Crow,” as a student mentoring program That really is, I think, maybe was the beginning of what became of your dissertation But I wanted to ask a few questions, and I thought it was insightful that you did pull Long Beach City College data to look at the outcomes in the different demographics, and kind of the history match, like how does this actually apply to our students? And I thought it was interesting So much have been talking about addressing systemic racism with black folks, black students and black faculty It’s good to see that the pattern improves the Latinx It’s good to see that you address the issues of black community, that also improves situations for other members of the community And it’s a lesson learned, or opportunity to be built out for each of the other demographic groups And I almost was thinking, and I wanted to ask you a question, and that’s a question Did you see an inverse relationship? We have this achievement gap of mainly predominantly white faculty Did you see that there was any correlation of the higher performance of white students, to white faculty members as like a proof? – Great question So just to clarify, what I found is that when African American students are taught by African American faculty, their course completion rates, their successful course completion rates are the highest That was also true for Latinx faculty when they are taught by Latinx faculty Their successful course completion rates are the highest And when I looked at white, or Euro American students, I did not find that It was nothing of statistical significance, all right? So it didn’t help them, it didn’t hinder them, it didn’t matter what the race-ethnicity of their faculty was But a very important finding, I think, was particularly for African American students I mean, it was just startling when I looked at that data, that it is only when they are being taught by African American faculty that they’re successfully as a group, in terms of the mean, completing their courses successfully I mean, this is just I think such important data It’s the second community college study, my results basically affirmed the only other community college study done on this topic for African American students, without a doubt, they are benefiting when they have same race ethnic faculty My study found the same for Latinx students The other quantitative study did not, the importance wasn’t quite as significant But yes, that answers your question So for white students it doesn’t seem to matter – [Uduak] That’s good to know that it’s not net sum game where people will lose if you help others It’s good to see it play out in the data – And I will just say, I would not be the person I am today without the faculty who taught me in undergrad, which was a very diverse group of people at my undergrad institution They shaped what I think about, how I think about it, so shout out to them – [Uduak] Awesome I have a small slice of experience in teaching I taught at Long Beach State But I first before that did the project Match at LACCD, and I know there’s different iterations of programs out there, and it’s great to see the summering of it, or the different versions, like Los Rios, or up and down the state And I also did that course over at Dominguez Hills

They have a community college teaching certificate, where I found that some of the people who do that program signed up for our internship program as a pathway into teaching But it’s kind of apropos tonight This was kind of, in some ways, a bandaid solution, because of the structural restrictions of Prop 209 Did you look at that, or how that would impact? A lot of times say, “Well, we wanna do a Latinx program “We wanna do an API program.” Oh, you can’t do it, it’s illegal under Prop 209 How did this type of program address that? – This is something that has been supported at the state-wide level It’s actually in Ed Code So and the Ed Code says, I think Gene Durand could probably read it a little bit more clearly It’s in my dissertation if you wanna pull it up for me, but these Diversity Internship Programs are designed with the intent to diversify the faculty I have attended a conference that kinda talks about how you do have to be careful, because the state doesn’t abide by affirmative action any longer But these are supported in Ed Code, and the college does get money for their EEO Program to support This is one of the, I think, losing the name if them, but the nine different, multiple measures of what an EEO program can and should be doing to support diversity at the college – [Uduak] Awesome, thanks for that clarification And just lastly, if you’re willing, I would love to put on a future agenda a copy of your manual or Best Practice and start the process of looking, institutionalizing your findings at Long Beach City College, and upgrading our program I know we have a good program, we have a program already, but it can always be better And it would be, I think, really put your research into practice on campus We can adjust our program, our funding, our policies to match up with the best practices – And I actually worked on it this spring Kristin Olson knows more information on this, but I worked really hard on creating the training modules for our program to be revamped, and the finalized handbook So I am told that the program may take affect, not this year, but next year And I would say urgency is The time is now, but hopefully, the time will be for this program in one year – [Uduak] Great, thank you so much, that’s all I have – [Janet] Thank you – [Vivian] Thank you so much Trustee Ntuk Any other questions or comments from colleagues on the Board? All right, well congratulations once again to Jennifer Nellis, and Dr. Janet Hund, really appreciate the time and your presentation And now we will go on to item 4.3, which is our Facilities Master Plan update And from what I understand is Walter Johnson, who lead us in the flag salute earlier this evening, will be doing the presentation Vice President Marlene Drinkwine is not here joining us at the meeting But in her stead, we will have, let’s see, John Thompson, I’ll defer to you to introduce So Walter Johnson, so relation, right? I’m sorry John Tom – President Malauula, I think it’s Bob Rapoza who will be introducing them – [Vivian] Got it, okay thank you There you go, Bob Rapoza, welcome And you’ll be introducing Walter Johnson? – Yes, I will So Board members, we appreciate the opportunity to address you, and our senior facilities director Walter Johnson will speak on the facilities’ master plan update – Okay, thanks everyone, good evening As you can see on the screen, this is the agenda that I would be discussing in detail throughout the presentation Next slide please During the COVID-19 crisis, construction is considered an essential service LBCC facilities along with Cordoba, the bond management team, continue to support this essential critical infrastructure Next slide please The district completed several scheduled maintenance projects this past year, including the LAC Campus Water Conservation Project, and the PCC ADA upgrades Next slide please Ongoing projects include the LAC ADA upgrades and LAC CDC exterior painting,

with a schedule completion date of June 2020 Next slide please Several district-wide energy projects were completed in the district as well, on the way of achieving compliance with the various governors’ executive order to achieve district-wide net zero goal about 2045 These projects include the following The LED Lighting Retrofits to several campus buildings, parking lot lights on both campuses Next slide please And the 65 electric vehicle changing station at the LAC parking structure, and 25 EV charging stations at PCC Lot 10 Next slide please The completed construction projects include LAC Building L, which is library renovation This project was completed in spring of 2020, and with a total project budget of $1.3 million Next slide please Current construction projects include building J-Auditorium, renovation to the current LAC auditorium is scheduled to be completed later this summer Next slide please The PCC parking structure The parking structure will serve 500 to 600 vehicles for long term student and staff parking The total project budget is $21.5 million, with a scheduled completion date of spring 2021 Next slide please LAC Building X, Central Plant Expansion This project would accommodate our upcoming growth The total project budget is $6.1 million, with a scheduled completion date of fall 2020 Next slide please LAC Kinesiology Lab and Aquatic Center, outdoor Kinesiology Labs, commonly referred as the KLAC The total project budget is $74.7 million, with a scheduled project completion date of fall 2021 Next slide please LAC Building M – the Multi-Disciplinary Classroom This is the first state funded project utilizing the design-build entity The total project budget is 77.5 million, with a scheduled completion date of fall 2022 Next slide please The last current construction project is LAC Building S, which is stadium repairs Concrete repairs are complete, and the press box windows and paint is scheduled for this summer Next slide please The follow up dates consist of projects currently in design and upcoming design projects LAC Building G and H, music theater complex User group’s meetings are ongoing The total project budget is $79 million, with a scheduled project completion date of spring 2022 Next slide please PCC Building MM, Construction PhaseAye Construction documents were recently approved by the Division of State Architect, DSA The total project budget is 19.6 million, with a scheduled completion date of spring 2022 Next slide please Upcoming design projects consist of the following District-wide, door access control standards, feasibility study LAC Building E, College Center LAC Building S, Vet Stadium And PCC Building MM, Construction Trades II, which is pending state approval These projects are in various state of feasibility review, and/approval, with anticipated construction start dates ranging from summer of 2022, to the spring of 2025 And that concludes my presentation – Great, thank you so much Walter So we would ask if the Board has any questions at this point in time – [Vivian] Go ahead Trustee Baxter, I see your hand – Okay, first Walter, I hope you’re not insulted by this, but I’m very impressed that you learned PCC I don’t know if somebody told you that,

but I’m very impressed with that – No, no I’m not insulted at all – I have three other questions, comments – Sure Probably the construction that I’ve received the most questions of in the community, is the Kinesiology and Aquatic Center When the city or the state builds things, they put up a big sign and say, “Your tax dollars at work.” And we did that Oh, Lou Anne, you remember maybe 10 years ago On the corner of Carson and Clarke, we had a big sign What things were paid for, and what things were done – Yeah, that was our first bond – Yeah Just a suggestion, do whatever you want with that, but I think the public is interested The most comments that are given to me is how beautiful both campuses look, and that people are pleased with what we’ve done with the bond money that we’ve been entrusted to So I don’t know if that’s possible, or why we didn’t do it anymore, but that’s, whatever Then lastly, I am so glad to hear that the FF Building is come down, F Building That building has been obsolete for 20 years And has no central air, it just doesn’t have a good feel to it So I’m so glad that’s happening, so that’s wonderful But I am concerned about the G building, which is the music building, because I raised funds for several rooms in that building, and I wanna make sure that somehow those contributions are maintained in the new product So just, we’ll be watching that, let me put it that way Because one is the roof to that concert hall, which created endowment that lasts forever for the Music Department, and several other rooms, and I don’t wanna get into that But I think it’s gonna be a beautiful complex when it’s done, looking at the plans So good job – Well, thank you I agree And I go back with the bond management team on making sure that we take care of your issues The signage is one that we’ve actually been in discussion with the bond management team, on providing a job sign This plan, everything that you discussed, so those are one of the things that we are currently in discussions with right now – Okay Great job, thank you very much – [Walter] Thank you – [Vivian] Thank you very much Any other Board member? – [Uduak] President Malauulu? – [Vivian] Yes, Trustee Ntuk – Hey Walter, thank you so much for the presentation I wanna say, are you at your one year anniversary since we got you from Berkeley? – Yeah, actually, one year and four days right now – [Uduak] All right, congratulations – [Walter] Thank you – [Uduak] I think that’s the end of the probationary period, right? – Yes it is – [Uduak] So congratulations – [Vivian] That’s why he has to do a presentation, right? – [Uduak] Yeah, this is the final– – [Vivian] He did another one, so this is his second – [Uduak] Okay, good Thank you so much, this is an area that we get asked about a lot on campus We do the photo ops, and ground breaking, and it’s really about making sure that we have quality facilities for our community, and making sure it’s ED accessible We have energy-efficient equipment and lighting And I had a couple questions for you – Sure – [Uduak] I know we had updated our membership, where we have joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability and Higher Education, AASHE – AASHE, yes – [Uduak] All right When I introduced the Board, maybe a year and a half ago, it has some reporting requirements as part of membership I’ve never seen the report come back to the Board, I don’t know if we’ve done the report But I don’t know if you can talk about, we got the award for our energy efficiency programs from the Chancellor’s Office, as part of our bond money because we’re spending bond dollars that ends up reducing our overhead, our operations cost and utility bills, which frees up more money in the general fund for programs, and staff, and faculty, and all the student services Can you give me an update on the AASHE reporting, and how that’s coming along? Or if that’s something you need a little more information and report back to us on – Yeah, on the AASHE report, that’s something I would have to get more information and report back to you on But as far as the sustainability component,

we’ve completed several projects to help reduce our energy costs, and we have several projects planned as well to reduce our energy cost and put more money back into the general fund But I will circle back and gather more information on the AASHE component of it – [Uduak] Great, thank you I think is a great example of, it’s not choosing between the economy and the environment, we can protect the environment and make fiscal sense that helps the institution, and help us serve students That’s a great example I also had a question on Building D and the student union, at LAC Campus in particular I think we have the new kind of student lounge at PCC That’s one of the places students spend the most time, and I think it’s further down on the schedule Is there any way to move up the student union D up in the schedule to? I mean, we’re gonna spend the money anyways Can we spend it sooner to have a better student lounge and student experience? – We did some renovations to the student union in-house, this past year while I first got here And yeah, I can circle back with Vice President Drinkwine, and the bar management team And we did some reordering for some projects pretty recent, so I can go back and circle back, and see what the hierarchy on that do the student union fall in And just some feedback, and see if there’s a possibility of moving it up – [Uduak] That’s great And then last question, you had mentioned signage, and evaluating options I went to Long Beach State, and they had a lot of really nice campus art work We have this green open spaces that almost are ideal for getting people to think about different creative art work And I know the city recently went through an effort to improve its signage on its primary entrances In the bond funding, how can the funds be used for signage, or even art work on campus as part of the facilities? How does that work? – We actually hae a signage project that’s currently in design now We’re redoing some of the monument signs, and that design is to include smoke-free campus, and some other text that are gonna be added to those signs And we know signage plays an important role as far as appearance and directional And so in the newer projects, we are paying close attention to the signs And you’ll see some changes, some difference in the signage moving forward A little bit more graphic, a little bit more excited planned in future projects – [Uduak] That’s great I guess I’m thinking of that big giant Go Beach lettering at Long Beach State when you come in on the traffic circle Now when you’re driving down the 710, there’s a big Long Beach sign or block letters, it would be great to have at LBCC block letters like that somewhere on both campuses It’s art work, but it’s facilities – We can take a look at it, and possibly get with Dr. Scott and the academic side We’ve got some talented art students, and that may be a chance to incorporate some of their talent into developing some type of signage for the college – [Uduak] Yeah, that would be great to have students add their creativity to it, and maybe have a art competition and the winner gets to be created And we give him the technical specs Call these specs, come up with it, and we’ll make it happen Thank you Walter for the presentation, I appreciate it – You’re welcome, thank you – Thank you Trustee Ntuk Anybody else? Walter, thank you very much for joining us this evening Good job on your presentation Now we will move on to section five on the agenda, this is Board of Trustees And item 5.1, resolution Framework for reconciliation and support of the black community This is an action item The recommended action, it is recommended that the Board of Trustees adopt resolution number 0624201, framework for reconciliation

in support of the black community as submitted And for this, I will defer to Trustee Ntuk, who initiated that this item be agendized Trustee Ntuk, go ahead and take it away – [Uduak] Yeah, thank you President Malauulu Thank you for everyone who helped put this together It is an incredibly difficult time We had so many speakers during public comment that weighed in that we are experiencing the dual pandemic of Coronavirus and institutional racism, and it’s really a remarkable confluence of two events coming together And it’s so upsetting, and outraging, and disappointing to, it had to be the murder of George Floyd to get us talking about this, to get us working on it, to bring focus to it There’s been many people that spoken about the power of his life being so much more impactful after he’s gone, versus when he lived It’s unfortunate to even think of it in that way Protests and outrage, and social media, and news articles It’s important to me that we say black lives matter, we say that affirmatively, that we recognize that we exist here on campus, that there is an anti-black culture Some speakers spoke about that, I personally experienced it, as well as a student And as a trustee, that we have come a long way We have programs, but everything we’ve done is not enough And it’s not a time for us to be tone deaf and point to awards on a wall and say that we’re better than most I mean, this is a common phenomenon across the entire state, and the entire country But we’re in a unique time that we can actually do something fundamental to change it And so I want to thank trustee Baxter for helping to bring this forward Folks may not be aware that she’s on the CCJ Board, and we worked together in reviewing and drafting the resolution But this is also, I think, the work of folks in the city When you look at the council unanimously adopted this already at the city level And you look at the problem that we have, and we recognize there’s a problem, and we’ve put out statements Thanks Lou Anne Bynum for her statement that she put out I wanna thank the Long Beach City College Faculty Association, they almost immediately came out with a Black Lives Matter resolution from the association that was sent over, that is incorporating this resolution That we acknowledge we have a problem, that there has been an injustice, that we have not reached the mountain top Martin Luther King did not solve racism in 1965 with the Civil Rights Act And there’s many people who may want to dilute the situation and talk about other groups Yes, other people have problems, but if you look at the data, we have it the worst, and have always had it the worst It wasn’t ’til I got on the Board that we even officially recognized Black History Month, and started to have, looking at the data and pointing out that black students on campus perform the lowest in success in GPA and transfers And it’s not one person, it’s the whole system And if you wanna change the system, you have to look at systemic changes You have to rise to the moment and do things that are bold, and things that are different Otherwise, we’ll never get change And so the resolution tonight puts us as an institution on the record of recognizing and proclaiming Black Lives Matter, but it also brings us in alignment with a larger community The framework for reconciliation is an African-based approach It comes from South Africa, from the truth and reconciliation commission after Apartheid that took Nelson Mandela from a jail cell and put him in the presidency It took testimony of people talking about atrocities, of protestors openly being shot at by police, and openly being run over by police bulldozers and vehicles

That was the police state of Apartheid And you say, how do you rebuild a community? How do you move past those abuses? And how do you unify to have a functional democracy and a functional society? They have shown us a pathway, and this has been used in global conflict resolution in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Australia Other places around the world to deal with these systemic, long-term, unaddressed inequities And so there’s four pieces of it It’s acknowledging that there’s a problem, it’s listening to those people impacted, and it’s authentically listening So the voices you hear, the experiences that are shared are taken at face value, and it’s not blaming, shaming, or judging people, but it’s about recognizing the problem exists amongst us, and every day, regular people who are here on campus experience We heard that throughout not just public comment, I think some of the other presentations we had tonight, that it is amongst us That the cancer is here at Long Beach City College, and we need to deal with it And then it’s convening So taking the listening and putting it into a process with stakeholders to come up with a tangible action plan Even looking at the solutions, if you don’t bring everybody to the table to look at the solutions, you’re not gonna get the best solution, right? And talking about diversity as our strength, is when we have the diversity of voices put together for problem solving And then finally, it’s a catalyst, it’s an action plan What can we do now? What can we do next month? What can we do in six months to fundamentally shift the system? I mean, from the research that was shared from Dr. Hund, focusing on folks who will have it the worst, that raises the average for everybody else That improves the academic learning for everyone else This is not a situation or a net sum game, if black students have it better, then the white students have it worse That is the wrong mindset to approach this But there is real harm, has continued to be done I’ve heard from faculty, from staff, from students, from black male students feel like they are harassed and targeted on campus, have unnecessary barriers to graduate, to come to class It’s not individual personality It’s not a single person, it’s all of us have a role, whether we’re aware or not, implicitly or explicitly in the process So we have a framework, we’ve done work We have the partnership with USC to raise an equity center We’ve done training with CCG already We’ve went and made anti-racist syllabi already But everything we’ve done to date is not enough We have to do more There is no other time but the present It’s always, if not when, if not who, right? It’s us, and it’s now There’s no one else who’s gonna do it for us And so it’s gonna lead to a lot of difficult conversations It’s gonna take people wrapping their mind around that this is real The people you know and see every day experience hostility and unwelcome experiences for no reason No matter what our education is on campus, if you’re a faculty or not, if you have a bachelor’s degree or not, you deserve to be treated with respect You deserve to have dignity in the workplace Everybody in the community relies on Long Beach City College We talk about being the equity epicenter It doesn’t matter if you speak English, if you’re undocumented, or whatever the situation We have to serve everybody, and it starts with the black community, because we are the largest educator of black people in the city We have more black students in higher education at Long Beach City College than Long Beach State If we can’t get it right, that means folks are not transferring, they’re not getting the AAs they need They’re not getting certificates We done enough research All the data shows 9805 is where the highest level of people with no college We need to issue enough AA degrees, otherwise our community fails, our tax base fails, our revenues, that’s all our public institutions fail if we don’t include everyone in the economic process We don’t have equitable access to education That is the great equalizer if you can get access, if you can get in, if you can finish your degree All the research, if you make $1 million more in lifetime earning capacity, it’s only if you finish your degree, not because you took six units, or 60 units,

or 200 units at Long Beach City College and never graduated That doesn’t get you the extra earning, it’s that baccalaureate degree, right? And we have the ability to do that uniquely than anyone else And the city, and the county, the state legislature can’t do this, it’s us So can I just ask for your support tonight I also ask and wanna hear from our student trustee, and maybe our new ASP president, Cesar What is your thoughts on this? How do we address this? Is this perfect, is this the solution, the panacea? No But this is a process This is a process to get us to an end goal to address the issue in a meaningful, fundamental, systemic way So Open up the floor to my colleague – President Malauulu If I could say something? – [Sunny] Chair, point of order, don’t we need a motion for discussion? – [Vivian] Yes, you’re right Trustee Zia – [Sunny] I make the motion – [Vivian] I defer this to Trustee Ntuk to introduce and his (muffled speaking) took on a lot of different roads there But absolutely, we do need a motion and a second- – [Sunny] I’ll make the motion – [Uduak] So moved – [Vivian] Okay, Trustee Zia made the motion Trustee Ntuk, would you like to make the second? – [Uduak] Second – [Vivian] All right We have a motion and a second on the floor Any discussion on the item? And Trustee Baxter – Yes, thank you President Malauulu First of all, I wanna praise Vice President Ntuk, because as soon as he joined the reconciliation committee, I volunteered to help him, not serve on the committee, to help him And the reason is, I’ve been a member of the CCEJ Board for 25 years We’ve done a lot to end bias, bigotry, and racism, but here’s the problem I’ve observed racism, just like Vice President Ntuk said, on campus, in our community, but I didn’t do anything about it The only thing I did was threaten a bank who would not cash a check of an African American student, that I signed that check and I said, “You ever do that again, “I’m moving all the money out of your bank, my millions.” Anyway, so I think what we’re doing is so important, and we need to formalize and really take procedures as Vice President Ntuk has pointed out to try to remove racism from our campus, and consequently the community So I support him 100% – [Vivian] Thank you Trustee Baxter Would any of my other colleagues like to weigh in on this? – [Doug] Yeah, can you see me? – Yes, Trustee Otto, I can see you now – I’m having a lot of technical problems with the computer, but yeah I not only support this, but I too wanna congratulate Trustee Ntuk for taking the lead on this I’ve been around for a long time, and was a participant way back when when Martin Luther King was doing his work in the 60s, and I actually worked for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference But it’s impossible to ignore what hasn’t happened I’m encouraged by the Me Too movement that grew up after the Hollywood producer made the front page of the newspapers And it’s a movement that got going, and I think it’s changed the world I think things that were tolerated before are not tolerated or even considered now, and I feel the same way about this I feel that people are saying, “Hey, wait a minute “It hasn’t gotten better “We gotta do something about this.” And the four pronged approach, I think is good, and I’m cautiously optimistic that things can be set in motion that will in fact change things And I think, quite frankly, part of is just the demographics that people are saying, “Hey, wait a minute “I not only have a voice, but I have a lot of people “that are like me that feel the same way that I do.” So I see this as a moment in history I think that we should embrace this, I think that we should think thoughtfully about it,

and meet together under this plan of reconciliation, and move forward The therefore, of this resolution, the only word that’s missing is trustees, because I think the trustees also have to be a part of this Now, obviously it would pass on the resolution We are gonna be trustees, and we are gonna be a part of this But still, I think everybody’s gotta make a commitment Everybody’s gotta say, “You know what? “This is something that cannot be ignored at this point “This is something that we can’t just give lip service to.” And so I am very supportive and happy to vote for this motion – [Vivian] Thank you Trustee Otto Trustee Zia, would you like to weigh in on this? – [Sunny] Hello, can you hear me? – [Vivian] Yes – [Sunny] Sorry, I’m having volume issues Yes, this is a wonderful opportunity for us to sunshine Some of the things that we could do better, more, different This is something that I’ve been working on since I got on the Board in 2014 While it’s good to have a resolution, I think it doesn’t go far enough I think we need to have perhaps one of the public comment, folks who spoke on the public comment suggested, maybe we need to have a policy that will really look at and examine our hiring, our contracting How it’s economically affecting our disproportionately impacted communities, internally and externally I think we need to go beyond that, and I applaud the effort I also think we need to really expand on it, and put in some meaningful steps that will really have an end goal, and we can measure it And we can go back and say, look, how are we doing? No, I’m just tired of seeing these statistics come before us with our hiring It’s just absolutely dismal It’s not appropriate We need to acknowledge that black lives matter, and we need to stand up for it, but what are we gonna do about it? What are we gonna do that is going to impact the lives of black lives? Their economically impacted, and disproportionately, and they’re the ones at the frontlines with COVID I think it will be very meaningful for us to really flush out and unpack what we could do in a tangible way Perhaps we can have an Ad Hoc Committee, and I’d love to serve on that committee, and work with my fellow colleagues to come up with a sustainable way where we can really monitor this And going forward, and make sure it’s being sustainable, and it’s being watched, and that we actually hold ourselves to account, and our institution – Thank you Trustee Zia Trustee Ntuk, I also would like to commend you on taking leadership of this item And I’ve read this resolution in its entirety, and I’m really happy with how thorough it is I’m really happy I don’t know who authored it, or how many, who was all on your team that authored it But I’m very pleased with the content of it The fact that you discussed not only the Long Beach City Council, but you talked about foreign countries, and you brought in Nelson Mandela I mean, I just think it’s a really well-written resolution, that I’m very proud to support A couple of weeks ago, I posted a personal reflection on my personal social media account in which I talked about some experiences that I had with racism I am not African American, full disclosure I was born in Honduras, but my stepfather is African American I was adopted by a black man, raised by a black man, in a black neighborhood and attended black schools, and I saw racism, and I actually experienced a little bit of reverse racism where perhaps there was a group of my friends, and my friends got in trouble, but I didn’t I knew then that that was wrong, but I was too young, and I couldn’t articulate what it was

But in hindsight, those experiences have always stayed with me And I think that’s one of the reasons why I was able to connect with a lot of my students, whether they were African American or not, because I saw the systemic racism that they face in classrooms, in Los Angeles, here, throughout Long Beach City College And that’s another thing that your resolution And I’m sorry, I feel like I’m getting a little emotional, because this is the type of change that we all want, but so few people are willing to stick their necks out to do And you talked about some of the statistics of the success of our African American students, and that’s unacceptable I agree with Trustee Zia, that is unacceptable Those numbers are not good enough And no matter how great our faculty is, and how great our programs are, they are a failure if our statistics for one segment of our population are so low Unless all segments of our student population are equitable, then our programs fail And what Trustee Otto said about adding the word trustees, I agree with you Trustee Otto, and I know our Superintendent-President Lou Anne Bynum will attest to this, that I had a conversation with her, because shortly after the faculty issued a statement supporting black lives, she also issued a statement supporting black lives, and I felt like that statement should have been joined from the Board and her And I really think that we need to make more of a united front against this type of inequality, inequity, systemic racism And I’d like to see a lot more of that moving forward So Trustee Ntuk, I applaud you, I’m very proud of you I’m very grateful for the guests who submitted comments, and I hope that this means something I hope that this doesn’t end up being just a piece of paper And I hope it doesn’t end up being just something that we revisit annually I hope that it’s something that we can all internalize, and I hope it’s something that we can really, just really make it a part of the fabric of our institution, so that there’s never any doubt or never any question So we do have a motion and a second on the floor Is there any additional discussion before we take a vote? – [Uduak] Can I say one last swing? – [Vivian] Yes – [Uduak] In response Yes, I wanna thank everybody for their comments and sharing their perspectives And just to answer, and also thank Trustee Baxter and I worked with Dr. Muñoz on putting this together He’s an incredible leader on our campus, and equity champion And when he needed to get something done, Dr. Muñoz knows how to get it done So he was very helpful in bringing this together quickly enough that we could get it on the Board agenda about a week and a half ago While this is a resolution, and it has some important elements, it talks explicitly about the Native American connection Many people don’t realize, where did all the Native Americans go? They integrated many times into the black community Many times Native Americans were forced from their homeland, into low income areas, or areas that were redlined, and that was the only place black people could live And here in Long Beach, we think that the historical context of Central Long Beach, why did all the black people live in Central Long Beach? ‘Cause it was redlined It was the only place they were allowed to buy property and to live I represent parts of Bixby Knolls was green-lined, explicitly said on the deeds You could not sell your property to a black, Latino, a Jew, and it’s still on people’s deeds It’s crazy, it’s still there But this is the history of systemic racism And it’s the connection to other marginalized communities have been impacted by this And the other thing is COVID in Long Beach 12% of the population is black, 22% of the deaths are African American Nearly double the rate And talk about shining a light on systemic racism, why do people have underlying health conditions more in the black community? Research shows there’s no biological different in race It doesn’t exist It’s a social construct But when you have the least income, when you don’t have healthcare, when you don’t have access to quality schools You live in the food desert Add all of those things up, and you’re gonna have diabetes and high blood pressure, and stressed out

And black women will have the highest infant mortality rate, not just in Long Beach but in L.A County and across the state of California All those stressors add up Nobody wants to be poor Being poor is not fun, but it’s part of the system So we tried to incorporate that into the resolution Last two things, three things I’ll say here, when we had our Black History Month celebration, and really looked at the data last February, invited the African American community I invited black community leaders to come last 2019 I did not invite people to come to 2020, because there was, a number of people were offended by the way we spoke about the black community, the way we gave our presentation Someone wanting to explain to them that they needed to learn about what redlining was, ’cause they had just figured it out And didn’t realize that NWACP in Long Beach got started in the 1960s because of redlining battles Our level of consciousness was not there, and I honestly didn’t wanna invite people back this year and say, “Hey, come back for a second helping, “unconscious communications.” So we still had it, it was great, it was good, but I heard a number of backlash from that experience we had, just at our own Board And also, I met with a number of black faculty and staff leading up to this Our president’s task force on equity and diversity is a joke, people are telling me, that’s not serious I hear the message of, “We don’t want this to be an empty gesture.” And we have to be accountable As a Board, our own employee is the Superintendent-President Lou Anne, this is your performance evaluation item, to get this done and make sure it moves forward But the calls for doing more? This ain’t the only item on the agenda tonight This ain’t the only day we’re gonna talk about this There is gonna be ample time to do more and show really all your words and perspectives Action is louder than words But this framework is a process for us to get to action, to have policy changes, to have staffing changes, right? That will come out of this process, and will come back to the Board So I just wanna say that And the last thing is, I got a call from CCJ today They’re ready to help us host listening sessions, and facilitate for student groups, for staff groups, for management, and then partner with the city and have a joint one ‘Cause what we do impacts beyond our campus founders And so I just wanna close that and ask for everyone’s support in this vote – Thank you very much I have a question for Board Secretary Jackie Hann Jackie, if we approve this resolution today with an amendment of adding trustees to the language, is that possible since it wasn’t included on the agenda that was released? – It’s possible We’ll make that amendment, you’ll pass it with the amendment with the added language But you just need to tell me where you, assuming it into each paragraph, or whereas, or how you would like it – Is that something that we explicitly have to micromanage, or could we just do that just – [Vivian] I can amend my motion to add that, and then if there’s a second, we can just vote on it – Okay That’s great Trustee Zia, thank you, but Jackie is it possible that we can approve the resolution with an understanding that the team who wrote it will also incorporate trustees into the resolution, if everybody’s okay with that? – Yes, what I’ll do is just include the amendment with directions of the staff who– – [Uduak] President Malauulu – [Vivian] Yes – [Uduak] One item Trustee Otto brought up, in the Therefore It be Resolved section, I guess it depends on what is the definition of is Is participatory governance leaders, does that include trustees? Are we not participatory governance leaders? – That’s actually going into 5.2 with the participation in governance policy too, so good question – And your title on your resolution is the Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Long Beach Community College District on the Framework for Reconciliation

in Support of the Black Community So pretty much you are the leading ship on this, without having it inserted into the paragraphs And then your final is there now be it resolved, the Board of Trustees at Long Beach – [Ginny] Yeah – My I ask a question about this Trustee Ntuk, and other Trustees Is the intent to put Trustees in the be it resolved so that there’s more action on the part of the trustees to work with the constituent groups, and those other group? – That’d be a good idea – I speak to what my intention was – [Lou Anne] Okay – Okay And that was that it seemed to me that everybody’s called out except the trustees, and I get what everybody has been saying, but if we’re part of participatory governance leaders, and by the way, in the new administrative regulations for that, I’m not sure that we’re mentioned I don’t think so, I don’t recall it when I read it But we can just say, “Long Beach City College’s participatory governance leaders, “including trustees, faculty, and blah, blah, blah.” I just wanted the name in there, and I get that we’re gonna pass it and all that stuff But it would be nice to say that we’re a part of this as well, that was what my intention was – That’s okay with me – It’s much clearer if you actually say it, than if you say, “Well, of course you’ve gotta be in there.” That was just my intention – Okay, so whatever is the pleasure of the Board, Trustee Zia, it’s your motion, so however you wanna handle that – Yeah, I’m okay amending it – [Uduak] And I’m okay on the second of amending to add to word trustee at the whereas, at the bottom – Okay, all right, sounds good We have a motion and a second at amended Jackie, if you would take a roll call vote please – One second, I just wanna clarify, it’s going to go next to the last whereas, the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees – No, it’s under the therefore – [Jackie] Okay – Between leaders and faculty – Okay, thank you – Be resolved, yeah Yes And just put including trustees – Participatory governance leaders, including – I just want to put in my notes, here – [Doug] Including trustees – Okay, we can call for the vote now Virginia Baxter – Aye – Jena Jimenez – Aye – Virginia Baxter? I’m saying it again – Aye – Vivian Malauulu – Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto – Aye – And Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries, thank you very much Item 5.2 on the agenda is the revised administrative regulation 2006, participation in governance This is an information item only I invite the public to click on the attachment on Board Docs to the agenda that describes in more detail, and show an example of the policy The actual policy Item 5.3 on the agenda is a discussion action item This is the evaluation of the Long Beach Police Department contract and campus security The recommended action, it is recommended that the Board of Trustees re-evaluate police contracts, and identify new methods of safety to end police brutality The Board will discuss and may make recommendations to staff of desired changes to the current practices And I will open this up to whatever is the pleasure of the Board – [Uduak] President Malauula? – [Vivian] Yes, Trustee Ntuk? – [Uduak] Hey, thank you Overwhelming response for protests, and the outrage And we talked about George Floyed earlier While that was in Minneapolis, Minnesota, our community has not been free of having those types of experiences here There is a push, so like, what are we doing? Reevaluating it from top to bottom, what are we doing and why are we doing it? And I just wanted to share a story I grew up in Long Beach, I used to play football here, and I always heard about Ron Settles

In 1991, or sorry, 1981, I’m sorry He was a football player at Long Beach State that going through Signal Hill ended up getting arrested and allegedly committed suicide in the jail Now this is right by our PCC Campus, while it was technically another city, and a different police department That created such an uproar To me, growing up, I was always told, “Don’t go to Signal Hill “Don’t drive through Signal Hill.” And I remember as a kid riding my bike, I would never go up Cherry through Signal Hill I’d always drive right around Even when I was driving, I wouldn’t drive through Signal Hill, because of that traumatic experience It’s kind of crazy to read the story now There was Johnnie Cochran, that came and represented him and his family And ultimately they found that he was killed by a choke hold It wasn’t a hanging, it wasn’t a suicide That happened at our community 30 plus years ago But those stories permeate the black community It’s those uncomfortable conversations that parents have with their kids, because events like that happen And so well, was there ever really accountability? Did that football player have to lose his life? He was a college student, I think maybe 18, 19 years old We do have a Long Beach PD contract, we do have officers with lethal force on campus, and we’re a community college We’re not a prison, we’re not a federal institution People have books and scooters Why can’t we just call 911 when there’s something that needs a lethal force response? Why do we have to have officers all the time? Is that the only way that we can keep the campus safe? I heard from faculty members for and against it Please reevaluate, look at doing something different And someone had shared the experience of being stalked on campus, and fearful And rightfully so having extra security But are we in the business of providing individual security for some, versus the broader security for all? Is there another model or approach? I think so We talked about doing more, this is the opportunity to do more It was ironic when, talking about transparency and sunshine, I did not know I had never seen the contract before this The three contract (muffled speaking), the amendments I thought we were spending like $800,000 a year I didn’t know we were spending $3.4 million a year I never looked at the scope of work of the services provided We’re paying for 19 handheld radios that help people jump start their car, and parking enforcement, and impounding bicycles Do we really need to spend money on armed security that do those kind of activities? I would argue no Do we not wanna have any security on campus at all? No But this is a legacy contract Actually looking at the terms, it looks to expire anyway later this year But this is an opportunity for us to reimagine, reevaluate We talk about systems change, we talk about doing something different This is the hard conversation and the test of what are we gonna do? What are we gonna do about this? And I agendized this, and it has a recommendation to reevaluate the contracts and identify new methods, and make recommendations I’d like to make that motion, and then for us to have the conversation if there is a second – [Vivian] Okay, we have a motion on the floor Is there a second? – [Ginny] Second – [Vivian] Okay, we’ve got a motion by Trustee Ntuk, second by Trustee Baxter We will open this up for discussion – Trustee Malauulu, or President Malauulu, if I can just give some context to this, because I was around 20 years ago

We had our own police force, and they wanted to be armed And Jan Kehoe, who was president of the college at that time, was concerned that if we had a police force, and I believe Cal State Long Beach has its own police, then if someone shot somebody, it would be huge liability And so a contract proposal went out to the Long Beach PD, and also to the L.A. County Sheriffs, and the college And I was not on the Board at this time, but I was here, went with the Long Beach PD because of that reason And I am a person who respects the police, but I also know that they are not infallible I’m gonna bring up an incident that I’m ashamed to say, I misjudged Trustee Zia, when she was first on the Board A student that both she and I knew, African American male, was roughed up by the police Broke his glasses, and he was actually arrested because he was on campus He wasn’t doing anything wrong And she reacted, now what I think appropriately, objecting and actually tried to intervene And I said, “You shouldn’t intervene with the police “The police are here “The police know better.” And I let that poor man go to jail, and didn’t express my concern about it I would react differently today, so it’s only taken me, what, six years So I believe in the police, but I also believe that this should be evaluated, it should be considered But I certainly do not want a private police force operating at Long Beach City College I could tell you other stories too, but they get wilder – [Vivian] Thank you, Trustee Baxter Trustee Otto? You’re on mute Trustee Otto Doug, you’re still mute, Doug Can you hear us? You still have it on mute – [Doug] Is it off now? – [Vivian] Yes, there you go – All right So I not only remember the incident that you described Ginny, but I remember the police force that we had before the Long Beach Police came here, and what an utter disaster they were And the fact that they wanted to get guns, and Jan Kehoe, the president, was adamantly apposed to that There were members of that police force I didn’t think should have guns under any circumstances And it’s the difficulty of getting the right solution to what an issue is The reason I seconded this motion was because I think that there’s room for improvement, but I am a fan police in general I think they’ve served a valid, they do a valid job on campuses And yet, what’s happened in policing in the last 20 years is it’s become so expensive that you can hardly afford to do it And I don’t know, Lou Anne, if you know but I suspect that in the last five to seven years, the cost of the police department, the Long Beach Police Department for Long Beach City College has gone up a lot, maybe doubled And so this is an opportunity to sit down with the police, and people on campus and say, “So what do we need? “What do we want? “What do you do?” And to get a better understanding of it I think that we can do that, and it would be a very constructive conversation, because there are things I mean, I know a professor on campus today who is scared to death because she had a student stalking her, and she had to be escorted out to her car every night by a police officer, and things like that do come up And so I see this as an opportunity to say, “Wait a minute “Let’s look at this.” Let’s look at it not only because it’s the right thing to do at this moment it time at Long Beach City College, you might be able to save some money, which we can certainly use this time as well

But it would, I think, put us in a better position to work with the police That’s why I seconded this, and why I’d like to see it move forward – [Vivian] Thank you Trustee Otto Trustee Zia, would you like to weigh in on this? – I’ll go after you, Trustee Malauulu, if you’d like to speak – Sure Normally the Chair goes last in Board meetings, but I don’t mind Once again I would like to congratulate and commend Trustee Ntuk for bringing forth very timely, yet difficult issues This is not easy at all to discuss the contract that we have with police The contract will be expiring in a couple of months, and we’ve seen here in Long Beach protests, and we’ve seen a lot of activity across the country So I definitely do think that we as elected officials have a responsibility to the public that we serve to address their concerns And I think that we would be remiss to ignore them I have received calls on this issue, I actually made a couple of calls about this issue I have family and friends who are in law enforcement And I think the overall consensus is that change is necessary That some type of, perhaps reform is not the right word, but some type of reformatting, or reevaluating of the services that are provided, and the type of leadership that is offered are necessary I’m not necessarily in favor of defunding the police, so to speak, I know that that’s been a major catchphrase in the last few weeks I think that for the most part, the police do a good job It is unfortunate, just like in teaching For the most part, most teachers do a good job, but then you get one or two teachers who do a bad job, and then it gives the rest of the teaching force a bad name I feel that the same is true in policing For the most part, most officers that, I believe that they do their job, and they do their job well But then you’ll get one or two police officers that will abuse their power, or will not do their job serving and protecting the public, and then it gives the rest of them a bad name And that’s what we’re trying to protect this institution from doing And the reason why I mention that as elected officials, we have a responsibility to the public, is because we wouldn’t even be having this discussion if it wasn’t for the public If it wasn’t for people taking to the streets, and if it wasn’t for people protesting right now, and for, I believe it was 16 straight days across the country to end police brutality And to end just kind of looking the other way, and sweeping things under the rug, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion So we as elected officials have that responsibility, and if we didn’t, then we should be recalled, and people should be protesting us if we’re ignoring their needs So Trustee Ntuk, I commend you for tackling the very difficult issues, and I do think that the district does need to reevaluate the contract, definitely And I think that the district also needs to partner with the LBPD to design a contract that really benefits our community Our students, our faculty, our neighbors, the businesses and residents The story that you shared actually happens all the time, and the Pacific Coast Campus is in my trustee area There have been instances there right across the street from the campus, at King Park, at the shopping center, at Chitek field So police activity in that area of the community, I know that they’re building relationships there, and I know that those relationships do need to be addressed So I hope that the district and the police department can sit down at the table and can really evaluate and design a contract that both answers the call of duty for police officers, but also has the best interest of the community applying, that is respectful and sensitive, willing to listen and willing to work together So those are my thoughts on that And Trustee Zia, you wanted to make some comments – [Sunny] Yes, thank you And thank you Trustee Baxter for reminding me of my PTSD situation Nobody stood up for that gentleman who was harmless,

who was a senior citizen with a cane, visually impaired I’m still upset about it And in fact, I ended up in the front page of the Press Telegram, because some members of this Board went to the press and leaked that information, the draft report the police officer had And that’s okay I stood up for that student, former student, community member because it was the right thing to do And I will continue to stand up for any student, any community member that is marginalized I’ve been involved in the Black Lives movement before it was a cause Since Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, countless others who don’t have the notoriety, that others who have been videoed have gotten I’m very passionate about this cause This is something that I fought for years In fact, what gives me solace for the George Floyd case is that the attorney general who was in charge, who I happened to work with on this issue for 13 years is a former congressmen, Keith Ellison, and now the attorney general in Minnesota, is responsible for prosecuting the man who killed George Floyd And I’m happy it’s in his hands, ’cause I know he’ll bring justice So this is a huge issue for me I have fought very hard, when I was the only person fighting for this issue One of my constituents, Dante Jordan, was shot accidentally I fought against just the blue code of silence for years I don’t agree with it But I feel that there has been so much that has been done When that incident happened in 2014, all I did was ask, “Why is this man being kicked off the campus?” It was three officers that were brought on him Now, I deescalated the situation, and I gave the gentleman a ride, because he didn’t have a vehicle To this day, it weighs heavy on my conscience that he was put in jail, his medication not given to him, his glasses broken His specialized for his vision impaired glasses was broken, and his cane taken away from him That is what I was told I haven’t personally fact-checked that, but that’s based on what I was told, and this complaint that was filed with the Citizens Police Complaint Commission Now having said that, that day I learned a lot I learned that our previous administration didn’t equip the police officer right It was on us It was something that I wasn’t aware of And the first person who contacted me and reached out to me was the head of the Police Officer Association, and wanted to talk this through And I am so proud since six years ago, we’ve made tremendous strides We’ve had bomb threats on campus, we’ve had active shooting issues around campus, gang shooting We had a sexual assault on campus that I had to wake up and see on the news I had to call the administrator at the time to help make me understand what’s going on, and I just don’t know what we would have done without our police officers I don’t know how we can secure our campus Faculty for years have consistently expressed the lack of safety that they felt And because we’ve brought on Lieutenant Martinez, and the great reforms he’s made, and his predecessor, Commander Lieberman now I’m so much happier, six years from that incident And I think it’s important for us to build accountability, absolutely I think we should have a thoughtful discussion I don’t think it’s appropriate I think it’s curious that this item was agendized when our lieutenant is out of town I think he needs to have a seat at the table I think our respected people from the police department need to have a seat at the table Earlier on, on what, item 5.1, Trustee Ntuk, I really appreciate you mentioning this, that we need to bring everybody to the table

Do have everyone at the table right now for this discussion? I think we need to examine and practice what we preach, ’cause it would be awfully hypocritical of me to be talking about Black Lives Matter, and what matters, without really analyzing and seeing what are some of the specific issues, specific policies we can enacted, rather than writ large demonizing and terminating an entire police department’s contract Now, as far as the value proposition goes, I know that it was brought up about three and a half million dollars, let’s just assume, it’s 3.4 million Three and a half million dollars over the past 20 years That equates to $175,000 a year We have a legal council contract right now that’s going from $20,000 a to $200,000 It’s increasing by 10 folds And these for five officers, that amounts to $35,000 per officer to keep us safe, and they’ve kept us safe, to a point that the faculty are finally feeling safe and secure, and our students So while I’m all about Black Lives Matter, and I will fight ’til my dying breath for it, because it is truly an important cause, and something that I stand for and will always support, I think we need to be very, very methodical, deliberative, and thoughtful about what we do, and not unilaterally pull a contract, with all the stakeholders at the table for this very important discussion It’s not fair to the officers who have taken care of us while we needed them the most And in the days of active shooters across college campuses, I understand the omnipresence of COVID right now But if you recall before, college campuses and schools everywhere are experiencing active shooting situations And they’re the ones who are preparing us Who’s gonna be able to protect us? Officers who are not sworn, without a gun? I won’t be able to support that So I absolutely support continuing this item, having a meaningful discussion, and really flushing out and unpacking, what are some of the substantive policies we can put in place? Perhaps we need to go after those bad actors, those police officers who are acting in bad faith, and giving the rest of the department a bad name Maybe we can examine going after their pension Maybe we’ll get those kind of meaningful issues, and maybe we can look at not having the general fund be allocated for that I don’t know We need to examine it in detail so that it’s really meaningful, not just a gesture That’s all I have – [Jena] President Malauulu, if I could please say something? – Yes absolutely Jena, go right ahead – [Jena] Thank you I do see everyone’s point of view And I was there walking on campus, you see the police officers And for some, it makes you feel safe But for some, it makes you feel intimidated And me myself, I don’t know, it’s like an instant reaction You see that black and white car and you just immediately feel intimidated, and you feel like you have to stand a little taller Can’t look in the eye And it’s definitely an interesting experience, but even so, having that security is so important And as a woman, I just feel very safe when I know that there is security or something on campus that is within reach, you know, with as minimal distance that can help if any woman (muffled speaking) in a situation That goes for men as well There’s all kinds of situations that might happen And so I think having a detailed discussion about what can be provided on the security end is important I don’t think that leaning on extremes can actually solve problems I think compromising is definitely more of a better approach So like Trustee Zia said, we have to evaluate more deeply the situation and look at the details before (muffled speaking) extremes for one or the other, because there are pros and cons to either side of having police officers on campus, and not having police officers on campus

So I do think that, it just needs to be evaluated deeply And so that’s all I have to say, thank you – [Sunny] Chair Malauulu, I’m so sorry I failed to mention one thing that I think has seminal if I may? – Yes, absolutely – [Sunny] Thank you I just wanted to share that tonight, since the Board meeting began, I had about 50 protestors showing up in front of my home and asking me to terminate the contract I’m a person that supports Black Lives Matter, and I told them, “I support you.” But I need to understand better and listen to see what really is what we can do, rather than having a reflexive knee-jerk reaction But I gotta tell you, I don’t think to show up in front of people’s homes? My entire neighborhood was rattled when bullhorns and speakerphones, I don’t know who let them know where I live, but everybody was out It’s intimidating somewhat, or threatening And I’m someone who is supportive of this cause I take care of my elderly parents who live with me, and they’re all rattled My dad is still shaking And he has a condition It bothers me that we have, while I’m emotional about it myself, I am one of the people who is supportive of the cause But to come to people’s home and threaten them, and try to terrorize them with words? It’s not acceptable It’s not acceptable We can have a more logical, sensible conversation with cooler heads rather than yelling at each other ‘Cause in the absence of dialogue, what is left? It’s violence And not the path that I, I don’t choose But I wanted to share that, because I think it’s an important point that if we’re gonna do this, we need to really, really take a step back and look at this not from a black or white standpoint, but nuance And not terrorize people, or threaten people who are holding elected office to vote a certain way, or they’re gonna come back and try to threaten my family Now, that’s not acceptable folks It’s too extreme, and I won’t support If I’m gonna continued to be threatened this way, it jeopardizes the safety of my entire family It’s not acceptable, and it’s bad form to say the least – Thank you Trustee Zia Would anybody else like to weigh in on this matter? – [Uduak] I would – Yes, Trustee Ntuk – [Uduak] One, I just gotta pop the bubble here for Trustee Zia You can’t say you support Black Lives Matter and then attack black employees from the dais, attack black colleagues Personal attacks against them and their family, and say you support Black Lives Matter, ’cause that makes you a hypocrite And to pop your bubble, this is the problem You’re talking out of both sides of your mouth You’re for it, the recommendation is about reevaluating, it’s not about not having any security It’s not about turning it and saying, I don’t know whoever is at your house Calling people protestor, I mean terrorist, who are protesting We’re America Everybody has the First Amendment right to peacefully assemble and say what they want, with a bullhorn or not I’m listening to the circular logic that you’re talking through It makes no sense You can’t say you support Black Lives Matter, and then say the opposite And the goal here is to reevaluate That does not mean attacking employees’ retirement, that doesn’t mean not doing anything If things had changed, then people wouldn’t protest I spoke the other night at the city’s reconciliation session, listening session, on Monday night And these issues have not been addressed for centuries

And when issues go unaddressed, and we continue to dither and wait, and think it’s gonna be another day ’til we actually do something, that’s when people do vigilante justice That’s when people do extreme things, because we don’t act as an institution We have to act to restore public trust We have to act so that people don’t do extreme measures Looking at a three and a half million dollar contract, whether we cancel the whole thing, do half of it, do a third of it, whatever it ends up being, that is not extreme We’re a community college campus We can do creative things that the city, or the county sheriffs can’t do, because we’re a community college campus I appreciate student Trustee Jimenez’s perspective Yes, we do have a lot of women on campus, we need to make sure that women feel safe We have security available Can we call 911 when we need to? When there’s an extreme event? Can we have a program like Long Beach State, where they have trained students and electric vehicles driving people to their car on call? Standing out at night that don’t have lethal weapons, that don’t have fully expensive contracts? Yeah, we can do that That’s not crazy It happens at other campuses all over the place It happens at Long Beach State, down the street This is not something radical, right? But what is radical is to act as if the current state of affairs is fine That there really is security issues If you look at every year on our crime report, what is it? People breaking in vehicles, and stealing bikes Somebody broke into a car, and took someone’s phone No one’s getting shot, no one’s dying We don’t have rapes occurring every year on campus We have this hysteria of fear that doesn’t actually exist What if we didn’t have the police contract, and we called 991, right? They would still come on campus and respond We live in a civil society, in a functioning democracy Like there are services here in the city for emergency response Talking about the mindset change that we need to be in, this is the time now I just have a few questions I’d like to ask Dr. Muñoz We were at the laptop giveaway earlier this week, and he comes from a couple of other community colleges If he’s on the call and available, I don’t see, oh there he goes What are other ways that other community colleges are providing campus safety, that are not lethally armed officers? – I can’t speak to all the different colleges I can only speak to maybe some of the experiences that I’ve seen, and I know maybe Bob Rapoza can weigh in as well in terms of what other contracts look like But what I’ve seen is typically you, some colleges have contracted with different security firms to provide security They’re typically not armed At least some of the institutions that I’ve been at before, Rancho Santiago District and Rio Hondo District, they have contracts with public safety officers But they’re necessarily deputized police officers, and that’s something I’ve seen before But again, I don’t know specifically in terms of what that contract process looks like So again, I would probably defer to Bob Rapoza on that particular aspect – [Uduak] I guess, Dr Muñoz, what other ways to provide campus security is there? Besides lethally armed officers? Are there other ways? – I think to answer your question from my perspective, and I wanna just make sure, from what I’ve seen Like I said it’s true, the public safety officer model that I’m familiar with, and some institutions that I’ve been at Typically these are folks that, and I think you described that also with the folks that provide escort services at Long Beach State These are folks that have a strong presence on campus that assists with many of the things that you’re describing that are law enforcement, or LBPD assist with, right? You get locked out of your car, you need an escort from your building to your car, because you feel unsafe, or it’s evening There’s a fight on campus, and you need to have a presence of a security guard So that’s the campus safety officer model that I’m most familiar with, like I said, based on my experience But they’re not armed police officers,

they’re not deputized in that way So that’s what I’ve been most familiar with I hope I’m answering the question in terms of what you’re asking – [Uduak] I think it’s a good And I’m catching you off guard here This is the work that we need to do, is flesh through alternative models of what we can do The allegation that I agendized this when Officer Martinez was on vacation, as if I knew what his vacation schedule was As if he couldn’t Zoom call in if it was so important for Officer Martinez This has nothing to do with Officer Martinez I actually wish he was here, so we could talk to him But it’s just a spurious, unfounded claim to say this was about scheduling this when Officer Martinez was not gonna be at the meeting It distracts from the point But my understanding was Officer Spencen was supposed to be here tonight, and I don’t know if he’s on the call, or able to answer any questions, or if he was able to make it I don’t know, Lou Anne, if Officer Spencen made it – Yes, no he didn’t make it I know that he was out doing some calls, and in fact, I think he did communicate with Trustee Zia as to what she mentioned earlier Officer Martinez is gonna be back on the 30th, and if I can make a suggestion, I don’t know if you all want to consider The contract is actually scheduled to end September 30th This would be the time to really take a look at the contract language, at the particulars, and components of what’s in that contract There’s flexibility to be able to put new language in I know I was asked about lethal force and choke holds, and we have not any use of choke holds at either LAC or PCC And I know that Long Beach PD eliminated the use of choke holds about a week ago or so But to your point, Trustee Ntuk, I think it’s a good time to just take a look at all of that There’s an ability to put new policies in there, and new language And if that’s not satisfactory, then we can look at some other models But like Trustee Baxter had mentioned, I was here when we had public safety, and they were similar to what Dr. Muñoz just described And they escorted people, and they handled things that weren’t problematic That’s not to say it couldn’t happen now, and there’s probably plenty of funds out there I just think it’s time to point, revisit the contract, take a look at it, see what’s working, what isn’t working, and see how you all feel about that with the information that comes through – [Uduak] Thanks Lou Anne I had one other question On the termination of the contract, and the process I was gonna ask Board Council Ewing I know it’s on there, it’s a legal document, ironically signed by Tom Motyka, who was then the assistant city manager, he’s now the city manager, five years ago What is the process to actually terminate the contact? I think there’s a clause in there, I don’t know what it says – If I may, I think it’s a 60 day notice from the contract for Long Beach PD – [Uduak] I don’t know if Mr. Ewing is on the– – Yes, he is – I am So the underlying contract, it’s that certain agreement The original contract is contract number 99750.3 That’s the contract that I’ll be talking about There are a couple of amendments, but that contract at page four, section three, was entered into October 1st 2017, for a five year term, ending September 30th 2022 Now, pursuit to section three, it references section 18, which is the section that President-Superintendent Bynum mentioned, and that is the 60 day provision So pursuant of section 18 in the underlying contract, were the district interested in ending it, it would give 60 day notice

Just for example, the district could give notice on July 1st 2020, and the 60 days would end on September 1st 2020 That would be a way to trigger the termination mechanism for the 60 day provision But I do wanna stress that the amendments really pertain to the revision and the cost for services, for different materials, supplies, and wages that are adjusted by the city, pursuant to City Council action But the term of the agreement goes to 2022, and I wanna stress that to you and the Board – [Uduak] And so any new contract would have to ratified by the City Council and by the Board? – I imagine that Bob Rapoza has gone through this before with this contract What happens is the City Council takes action on new wages and salaries, typically on an annual basis And those are presented to an entity to which the police department provides services like Long Beach City College And that becomes an amendment So the short answer to your question is yes There is City Council action, and then it goes to the Long Beach City College for Board action So what you would expect to see coming up in September is further adjustments to the salaries and wages of the officers who are assigned to this particular contract And for example, with the implementation of the body cam, that’s an additional cost that made its way into an amendment You’ll probably see that in amendment one or two, and that ultimately comes to the Board for action and ratification – [Doug] Can I make I– – Yes, Trustee Otto? – Yeah, sure But to be clear, first of all, if we wanna look at the contract and make some decision about it, take a real look at it, we don’t have to do it by July 1st, or August 1st, or September 1st The 60 day notice, I presume, I haven’t read the contract carefully, but if we wanna terminate the contract, I believe we can give ’em 60 days notice and do that, is that correct, Mr. Ewing? – That is correct, Trustee Otto So it’s a five year term, it ends in 2022, so you have time, right? To do whatever you’re going to do in terms of evaluating it (muffled speaking) You can start the clock whenever you– (muffled speaking) – And by the way, the Long Beach Police Department was represented at this meeting tonight, because Rich Chambers, who is the president of the Police Officers Association made a statement He got to make a statement about this and that they were very interested in this, and talking to us about it So I wanna make sure that this isn’t coming out of a cloth here, the Police Department is aware of the fact that a lot of people are looking at these kinds of things And Superintendent-President Bynum, the $3.4 million, is that what it costs us annually now? Is that right? – Yes – Trustee said something, she divided the 34 by the number of years – Yes, we pay annually, and it comes out of two funds The general fund, and then part of the restricted funds from parking, which is allowable and permissible – I think there’s time, there’s interest, and everybody’s in good faith about this So I think that we don’t have to do it tonight We don’t have to do it next week There’s no deadline on this But I think the whole reason, if I’m gonna try and represent what Trustee Uduak did, is to raise this issue and see, what do we wanna do? And why, and people need seats at the table to do that I think you as a superintendent-president can start a process if we’re going to do that – I agree, Trustee Otto I have a question, and I know that Marlene isn’t here

I don’t know if Bob, if you’re able to respond to this Trustee Zia shared some interesting numbers, and I just wanna make sure that that’s accurate And if you don’t have this information off the top of your, within reach, I get it But she mentioned that the officers were paid approximately $30,000 per year? I remember seeing a contract for, I don’t know if it was our current Lieutenant, but a previous one I think it was in the vicinity of $300,000, that included some overtime? So I don’t know what Trustee Zia was referring to with the five officers, $30,000 I think that salary alone is tipping over $1 million, is that correct? – If I may, the total cost for the officers is more than $35,000 I think Trustee Zia misunderstood the total dollar amount as being over the course of the entire contract But the dollar amount that we’re talking about almost 3.5 million is the yearly amount So that includes the total cost of owning the contract, as well as the benefits and salaries for the officers – Okay, so I do remember seeing at least one salary line item, it was a little bit over $300,000 I don’t know if that’s for our current lieutenant, or a previous one, but I know that it was a pretty hefty sum, and that included a lot of overtime Is that correct? – I don’t know, President Malauulu, I’d have to check on that one – Okay Bob, it seems like you were gearing up to say something there? – If I could, if the Board is interested in a breakdown of the cost, on the attachments to Board Docs on item 5.3, amendment number two, that will actually give you a full breakdown at the very end – Yeah – That will show you a line item cost by Officer time, dispatcher time, overtime cost, cars, general equipment, body cams, technology like Mr. Ewing referred to So that is a detailed breakdown that the Board has at their fingertips if they’d like to look – Okay, I appreciate that, thank you And then the only other question that I just wanna bring up I know that there have been instances involving some of our students, or former students on campus Trustee Zia shared an experience she had when she had just been elected to the Board I remember reading about that before I even got on the Board, because I was a faculty member here And I remember some of those instances involved students who had previously been expelled, students who had threatened staff or faculty, and I think it’s important If we wanna push doing the right thing, we have to do the right thing all the time, and we have to paint an accurate picture So it’s not fair to say that (muffled speaking) A student was attacked I don’t think that’s really fair to say, any person who’s attacked is wrong But I think that we do need to paint, we have to show the entire picture, and I think that there are multiple issues, there’s a story there, and I don’t wanna mislead the public I don’t want the public to think that we are either hiding something, or we’re making something out of something that shouldn’t be I think we have to be fair and we have to be truthful As a faculty member, I remember receiving alerts and notices that there were threats on campus by a former student, or students So I felt protected knowing that there was police on campus I also think it’s important that we discuss the fact that we do live in an age with active shooters, and we do live in an age where these mass shootings occur So I think that it’s good that this is happening now I think it’s perfect timing, like Trustee Otto said The contract is coming up, it will be ending in a couple of months, and I think it gives us time to roll up our sleeves, check on the language, check the pulse of the community, and see what are the things that our campus really needs So Trustee Ntuk, if you don’t have anything additional to add to that, whatever is the pleasure of the Board – [Sunny] Chair Malauulu, may I speak as well? – [Vivian] Yes – [Sunny] Just to address a couple of points that were raised Just to be clear, I didn’t say anybody terrorized me They were verbally terrorizing us with threats, my family

So let’s just be clear I am fully supportive of what the crown jewel of our constitution, our First Amendment right, yet I’m not in favor of verbal threats and verbal terrorism in front of elected officials’ homes That’s one, number two, Chair Malauulu, I think you were talking about when you said attack, if you were referring to the incident that happened in 2014, I did not say anybody was attacked, and that’s far from the reality of what happened But the fact was that there was a former student and a community member who was being kicked off campus with no legitimate reason There was no attack happening And then third, Trustee Ntuk, you made some really gross accusations about me attacking you, if that’s what you’re referring to, or any members that were black? I’m sorry, but that’s just very, very ad hominem, and full of error That’s never happened I have personally been attacked as the only Jewish Board member of this Board And have faced sexism and racism myself, so I would never bring that on to anybody else, and I really, really caution you with your broad-based accusations that are essentially manufacturing reality I don’t think it’s appropriate to espouse such things against your colleague – Sorry Trustee Zia, but when you say that you would never do that to somebody else, I was attacked for being a Christian, but we’re digressing here So Trustee Ntuk – [Sunny] You were not attacked, Madam Chair And I took full responsibility for anything that may have offended you But let’s just be clear I have made no racist remarks, and for Trustee Ntuk to espouse that, and report that that happened is unacceptable and really distasteful Let’s stick to the topic at hand We need to address this issue, and let’s work on putting in meaningful steps and procedures to add accountability for our community and students’ safety – [Uduak] Hey, President Malauulu – Yeah, Trustee Ntuk, yes – [Uduak] Yeah Happy to send multiple examples and written documents, and Trustee Zia’s signature to share I do recall we had a– – [Sunny] Oh, please do I’m curious to see what racist remarks you’re referring to And anything that doesn’t go your way, you invoke race, Trustee Ntuk – [Uduak] The anti-violence communication training has not– – [Sunny] I have no idea what you’re talking about, Trustee Ntuk – [Uduak] It’s in the resolution– – All right, so I’m gonna bring this meeting back to order and ask– – [Lou Anne] Thank you – Get back on track, and it’s 9:47, and we’re on item 5.3 of 15 items on the agenda So let me bring this meeting back to order – [Uduak] I just have one item, President Malauulu – Trustee Ntuk, if this is your item, it is a discussion action item, we have a motion and a second So can I call for the question and just– (muffled speaking) – [Uduak] I’d like to make an amendment to my motion, that we create a ad hoc committee, made up the Board leadership to move forward on this recommendation One of the things is, we wait, wait, wait, wait, later, later, later, more analysis, more research Nothing gets done I’d like to take some of the feedback I heard tonight, from looking at alternative models, evaluating cancellation, talking to stakeholders The SSOs that are budget friendly that I have mentioned earlier I’d like to make an amendment that we add the recommendation to establish an ad hoc committee of the Board leadership to go through this evaluation and report back to the Board with urgency Okay, so Trustee Ntuk, you made the motion Trustee Otto, you seconded, are you okay with that amendment? – Did I second it? – [Vivian] Yes you did – [Doug] I’m fine with that – It was a long time ago, but you did second it – I think it was in June, wasn’t it? – Okay, so we’ve got a motion and a second, Trustee Ntuk, and you’ll have to articulate that motion so Board Secretary knows what we’re voting on Roll call vote please – [Uduak] Can I ask that Board Secretary Hann

to just read the motion one more time? – Yes It’s recommended that the Board of Trustees reevaluate the police contracts, and identify new methods of public safety to end police brutality The Board will discuss and make recommendations to staff of desired changes to the current practices The Board recommends an establishment of an ad hoc committee to go through this evaluation process and report back to the Board Is that sufficient? – [Uduak] Thank you – [Jackie] Okay, you’re welcome – [Sunny] Excuse me, Madam Chair, are we gonna appoint, are you gonna appoint the ad hoc committee? Or is that gonna be deferred? How are we gonna handle the ad hoc? – His motion said Board leadership Is that what you meant Trustee Ntuk? – [Uduak] That’s correct I meant the president, and vice president of the Board The leadership of the Board, yes – Oh, I need to add that in the motion, right – [Sunny] Yeah. (muffled speaking) – Okay – Malauulu, can I bring something up? – Sure – I would be in favor in voting yes for this, except, I don’t like the words, “Identifying new methods of public safety “to end police brutality.” To me, that implies that is police brutality I know there have been instances, I realize that, but I wouldn’t call them brutal Am I being picayune about this? – [Sunny] I agree with you, Trustee Baxter I’m not aware of any evidence either – I do agree that it should be looked at, and I have no objection to the vice president and the president having an ad hoc committee I’m fine with it I just don’t like the words, “To end police brutality.” It implies that something horrible has happened, and we are going to end it – [Uduak] Trustee Baxter? – [Ginny] Yes – [Uduak] We talked about it a number of times What constitutes brutality could be very broad based Whatever the incident that Trustee Zia experienced may be considered brutality I’ve had students tell me they felt that they were harassed and brutalized It’s a very broad term But this is one of the things The situation happens on our campus If you get pulled out of your car, and you were made to view the public shaming of sitting on the curb, I think that’s a form of brutality It doesn’t have to be with the baton sticks, or rubber bullets, or a taser This is looking at, how do we have campus safety without lethal force? Whatever we come back with, ultimately the Board has the majority support – Okay If you’re viewing brutality in that manner, I agree, because I do know that the police have stopped African American males, questioned them unnecessarily about why are you here, and what are you doing? You know what I’m saying So if that’s your definition, I can live with it – Okay, so it’s going to be separate from the initial that it’s recommended that the Board of Trustees reevaluate, and based on the brutality We can have the motion just say, that the Board had recommended an ad hoc committee of the Board president and Board vice president to go through this evaluation process and report back to the Board That’s now the vote, the recommendation Is that correct, are you okay with that? – [Uduak] Yes, that sounds good, thank you Jackie – [Jackie] Okay, you’re welcome – Okay, thank you I appreciate it – Okay, so we’ll take a vote Okay – Jena Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – [Jackie] Virginia Baxter – Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – Aye – [Jackie] Uduak-Joe Ntuk – Aye – [Jackie] Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries, thank you very much We’re moving on to item 5.4 on the agenda, which is a resolution in support of California Assembly Constitutional Amendment Five, known as ACA-5, California Act for Economic Prosperity

This is a discussion action item The recommended action, it is recommended that the Board of Trustees adopt resolution number 06240 supporting ACA5, the California Economic Prosperity Act as submitted, for the benefit of the public There are attachments on the agenda where you can view that, and its supporting documents Whatever is the pleasure of the Board, I’ll entertain a motion and a second – [Jena] So moved – [Uduak] Second – We’ve got a motion by, was that Trustee Jena, student trustee? – [Jena] Yes, so someone else is gonna have to motion for me as well – [Uduak] I’ll do the motion for her, for the record – Thank you – We have a motion by Student Trustee Jena Jimenez, officially by Trustee Ntuk I need a second please I will go ahead and second this motion of the discussion I believe, if I’m not mistaken, that Superintendent-President Lou Anne Bynum, you had done some work on this Is that correct? – What we did was we submitted a letter of support with about 50 other community college districts And some of them multiple districts, some of them were single districts And that letter went to Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, in support of her putting that amendment forward But of course, I think it needs to be up to the Board, on a final decision, whether or not you wanna support the entire thing Our letter of support was to make sure that it got moved forward, or to help advocate to have it moved forward for a larger decision by the legislature – Okay Thank you, Lou Anne Is there any additional discussion on this item before we call for the question? – Yes I have Sorry, I do – Trustee Baxter – Yeah, in principle I’m totally in favor of this, except for one thing And that is, I did some research on the University of California Okay, at the University of California in 2018, there were 285,000, I’m rounding up, California residents who attended 3% were African American, that’s horrible 18% Hispanic, also horrible 34% Asian and Pacific Islander, 37% white, but 16% international And so I feel that’s in my mind, that’s part of the problem Is I believe that the international students are taking the place of the African Americans and Hispanics So I don’t know, I just wanna point that out, that it is deplorable that the rate of acceptance by African Americans and Hispanics is too low, but I think part of it is due to the fact that we are taking international students Maybe these are doctoral students, I don’t know who they are But anyway, that’s something So I just wanted to put that into the record The second thing is, I believe in this resolution, and maybe it’s a different resolution We need to look at the local level as far, and people have brought this up before, as far as hiring minority businesses, hiring women-owned businesses That it shouldn’t only be looked at from the state level, but also from the injustices of local people who we are serving, but we’re not hiring them for contracts or other things like that Does that make sense? – [Vivian] Yes it does, thank you Trustee Ntuk, you wanted to weigh in on that? – [Uduak] Yes, thank you Trustee Baxter So this is really a historic opportunity that’s before us We already at the Board adopted our resolution earlier, declaring Black Lives Matter And one of the biggest handcuffs for us to start addressing that is Prop 209 This is a relic of the past, a California of yesterday that outlawed affirmative action in college admissions and public contracting,

and employment opportunities A lot of the things we say we wanna do, we can’t do because of Prop 209 If we wanted to spend more money on recruiting black faculty and staff, we can’t do that because of Prop 209 If we wanted to explicitly have a women and minority owned contracting program, we can’t do that because of Prop 209 This was something done when I was in high school, back in 1996 A different electorate, a different era of California, not the big blue beacon of hope we are today, where diversity is our strength This is, I think, an action of a shrinking, then majority, now minority, took to limit the growth of California as we know it today There’s lots of studies and correlations of the drop off, and the actual University of California, last week, Board of Regions, adopted a nearly identical resolution, but they went into great detail that the drop in African American and Latino students was not due to foreign students It was due to the lack of supports that used to be there There’s a disproportional increase in Asian students And when they tried to bring this back as a ballot item in the past, that was some area of a contentious meeting, maybe five or six years ago, with some of the Asian American caucuses at the state legislative level That is not the case day The API Caucuses endorse this. (muffled speaking) Supports this There’s broad-based support And one of the unique things about getting, this is built-in to the California constitution This is a structural inequity that prevents us from actually solving the problems that we have And this ACA5 would put on the ballot some measure, it doesn’t have a number yet Maybe Prop10, maybe Prop16 I don’t know what it’s gonna be yet But it will allow the voters from California, on the November ballot, to repeal from the California Constitution, Prop 209, which restricts access to small business owners and employment opportunities, and college access And they went through, in detail When we talk about an economy for everybody Studies are done here in L.A. County Because black and Latino businesses don’t have equal access, we’re losing a trillion dollars in economic opportunity, because they don’t have equal access You look at the federal PPP loan, that’s not going to minority women-owned companies, those are going to big corporations That’s a structural inequity And this will allow us to do just what you said, Dr. Baxter We will be able to address it at the local level if we can pass this constitutional amendment in November And ironically today, the second house, the State Senate, passed this two thirds majority And it will be on the November ballot This is happening This basically allows us as policy makers to go on the record that we support this systemic change – Okay, thank you Thank you for the explanation – Thank you Trustee Ntuk Anybody else wanna weigh in on that? Trustee Otto? – This one is a tougher one for me I support the idea of a colorblind constitution, and I know that there is evidence out there that minorities, African American, Hispanic minorities, their opportunities have declined I don’t know that the case has been made as strongly that the reason for that is the existence of this amendment But I plan to support it But the main reason I’m gonna support it, is because I think this is classically an issue that the people should decide And what we’re voting for today allows the people to decide this, because it will go on the ballot, and the people will have a chance to I think periodically, issues like this need

to face the voters, and so I support this – Thank you Anyone else before we move on this item? Okay We have a motion by Trustee Ntuk, a second by me I’m definitely in support of this item, and I’m happy I remember when the Proposition 209 happened, I was actually graduating from Cal State, markers at the time, and had to cover it for one of my journalism stories, so I do remember it If we have a motion and a second, and we’ve had the discussion So Madam Secretary, if you can please call a roll – Jena Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – Virginia Baxter – Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto – Aye – [Jackie] Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – That was the roll call vote Sorry, I apologize Thank you, motion carries And we’re moving on to item 5.5, Introduction to the Process of a Superintendent-President Search This is an information item only For some reason it says that I will present information, I don’t feel like I really have a lot of information to present, other than Superintendent-President Lou Anne Bynum introduced me to two gentlemen, and I’ll let her go ahead and speak on that, and we did have a one hour Zoom meeting earlier in the week And they discussed just an outline framework of the services that they would provide for a search And we wanted to share that information with the public So we have started the wheels several times This Board said that the presidential search for a new Superintendent-President wouldn’t start until after A, we wrapped up this crazy COVID semester, and B, after we concluded commencement We have done both of those, so now we’re ready to move forward with our presidential search, and then I will refer to Lou Anne Bynum if she’d like to add any additional information to that – Yeah, thank you President Malauulu You had asked, and the Board has been asking about this topic So one of the things I did was reach out There was a process that was in place last time, let me just briefly go through that There was a ad hoc committee of the Board, there was a selection made for different search firms And then there’s a screening process, there’s a first level interview You all get to pick somebody, I think, if that’s looking at the regulations for that But this time around, just to get a sense of what’s going on in California in terms of search, I did contact Ben Duran of PPL Ben is the owner of the search firm, they’ve done 27 searches here in California, and they’ve done national searches They’ve all done national searches for the major colleges He was a Chancellor of Merced, he’s very well respected in the state and in the system And I just asked him to just walk through a process so we can a good idea of how it’s being done now, have there been any kinds of changes from three or four years ago I set up a phone call with President Malauulu, myself, and Ben And he had his colleague there, Dean Colli And they talked about, I don’t think it’s any surprise, the process would be essentially, you pick kind of what you’re looking for for a start date, and you work backwards The whole thing would be in terms of their firm has specific things that they do They have two people work on a search You don’t pay for two people, you pay for one They don’t do presidential searches, any other presidential search when they’re working on a search, say, if they were doing it for us They also talked about the fact that they do very deep reference checks They look for the criteria, work with the Board to set the criteria, set a profile, make sure that there’s an appropriate kind of reflective website setup that the tools for the screening committee are done well, and the screening committee, of course, needs to go through that process Then of course, there’s a college-wide committee, which is the first level And they would work very closely with the committees as well, and handle that with a point person here at the college They did talk about the fact that they would be willing, if you wanted a little bit more information specifically about how they would handle it, they could come back in, say, July and share that with you But you may wanna go out and do a request for proposals for a number of different firms, or you can select a couple or three,

and maybe have them come and do interviews But essentially, that’s the process I don’t think there’s anything new with it But they’ve been pretty successful, they’ve actually hired, I think, three presidents in the last few months, during the COVID, which is pretty amazing Anyways, I’d be happy to answer any questions – Anybody have any questions on this item? It is just information item, and we will come back to the Board before any decisions are made – [Uduak] Trustee Ntuk here – [Vivian] Yes – [Uduak] I mean, it is a good time to kind of talk about this The COVID, it looks like, is going longer And originally we thought this was gonna be a eight week, a partial semester, the full semester Disneyland just announced they are not opening in July The cases are going back up as these reopening is happening, which we have no vaccine, we have no therapy They talk about 12 to 18 month timeframe, once a vaccine is identified, and that’s 12 to 18 months to make enough vaccines that’s widely available, which we don’t have right now Yeah, this pandemic’s gonna go on into the next year – Yes – I don’t know what my colleagues think about the search I mean everything is like, now you gotta figure out how to do it virtually Are we gonna do a virtual search, or interviews, or how do we get stakeholder involvement from the Academic Senate and from students when we can never see ’em? Virtual meetings work, but it’s kind of interesting to hear what people’s thoughts are on the process – If I could just quickly, the last couple of searches they’ve done and they’ve made a hire have been done virtually And it was with the same, there was a search committee that consists of all the constituent groups, and the appointees from the Board, and anybody else that needs to be on the committee But they seem to think it worked fairly well It’s always best when you can meet somebody directly from my own personal perspective, but they could do the search virtually And a lot of places around the country, they said, are doing them virtually – Anybody else? Okay, so this Yes, Trustee Otto – I just wanna say one quick thing, and that is, it’s important when considering the timing of this to think about the market And I think I’d like to know what people think the market is out there for community college presidents Because I know that the, a lot of people are staying in place because of all this, and there may be a smaller But it’s just a question that needs to be asked in the process of doing this My sense of it is that presidents are saying, “Well, I got this thing here, “maybe this isn’t the time to move.” Therefore, you have fewer people that you may be looking at That’s all – Okay, thank you very much Lou Anne, just to confirm Will you be introducing me or the rest of the Board to any other potential consultants? How do you see this happening? Will we just accept the contract proposal from the gentleman I met with on Monday? Or how do you see this happening? – Well, that’s really up to the Board how you would like to handle that If you want a number of proposals to come in from others, we would just set up a request for proposals and send it out to firms – I think that’s probably best The gentlemen I met with are very nice, but I think in all fairness, we should have more than one that the Board can look at Maybe you can send us an email of the scope of work, and what they include, and then let the Board decide ‘Cause ultimately, we’ll be the ones having to make the decision anyway – President Malauulu, I think we had at least three proposals last time – Correct – And I think that’s a good idea – I think so too So Lou Anne, you and I can work in the next couple of weeks, and then we can meet with a couple of other consultants,

and then present something to the Board by the next meeting Some information in writing so at least they can review – I think that would be good I guess one question I would have, do you want the representative from PPL to come and speak to you directly at the next Board meeting? – We can, but I still think we should have other proposals Let the Board decide who’d they’d like to hear more from I’d be happy (muffled speaking) my opinions, if anybody asks – Well, yeah I’ll work with HR and I know that we have documentation from the last time too, and it’ll have to be updated But I’ll work with HR to specify a request for proposals to go out to some firms And it’s gonna take a little bit of time We have to get that done We have to make sure we get it out, and give people a timeline So I’m not quite sure if there’s enough information to come back in July But I can let you know – Okay, sounds good – [Ginny] President Malauulu – Yes, Trustee Baxter – I love Trustee Otto But he’s leaving, and we’re going to have somebody new Is it not fair to wait ’til after the election Even though I respect Doug, everything about you – Are you saying, sorry to interrupt Are you saying to wait until after the election to select a consultant? – No – [Vivian] To select the Superintendent-President – To start the search or the selection, or whatever I just feel like I think Trustee Ntuk would have felt better if he, and I mean we can’t control the world on this, but if he had been involved in the search And will the next person feel like they come in, and this is the person that was selected without their input – Yeah Sorry, Trustee Otto, I don’t know if you wanna respond, but I don’t see us having a new Superintendent-President between now and November – [Ginny] Okay – I do see us (muffled speaking) A consultant between now and November, and starting the process And I don’t see that as a problem for Trustee Otto to work with us in securing a consultant Because ultimately, the committee will bring forward five finalists, or however many finalists And I think Trustee Otto will already be on his new Board by then All right, does anybody else– – If I may also too, just from a time perspective, many faculty are not working this summer, and then they come back in September, and it’s really a load at the beginning of the semester So being able to pull screening and committee people together won’t happen right away when we get back in the fall semester – Right, I agree I think we’ll be lucky if we have a consultant by the election – [Uduak] President Malauulu? – Yes – [Uduak] Trustee Baxter was speaking about some other Trustee Ntuk, I had no qualms about when I got on the Board and when the process happened I think it was a whole year and a half difference I think however election happens in November, I think what’s important for us to do is to lay out the process And going through what does our policies and procedures say, what is best practices, how do we make it a fair and equitable process in the Coronavirus pandemic era and then thinking about our outreach, that we really wanna make sure we have a good candidate pool, and that we’re not being restricted All this stuff going on at the school district, they didn’t have a robust, external outreach process They just kinda had somebody inside they were gonna pick, and they picked And I think it’s a better process by casting a wider net, but making sure that we have an inclusive process that has faculty, that has community members, that has trustees We should map all that out So no matter who wins in November, the train can be rolling, and we can have a good process in place And I think the Board as it is is able to do that And just one other thing I know we had mentioned, maybe two or three months back now, talked about having a retreat where we really go through this process When can schedule it at a time that’s not necessarily a Board meeting, where we can take more time to discuss, and go through the process It’ll be recorded, all the documents are online

It’s transparent and accessible, so everybody can see I have not been through a search process at the campus So I’d like to see what do we have to do, versus what are some creative things we can do during the pandemic to really get a new leader on campus Or permanent leader Sorry Lou Anne, you’re there leading – That’s all right – All right, thank you very much I don’t know if anybody needs to respond to that, but I’m trying to move us along Just because it’s already 10:19 p.m., and we are on item 5.6 This is Board support of nomination for Board president Malauulu, that’s me, for the Trustee leadership award through the Association of Community College’s Trustees So I would like to defer this to Trustee Ntuk As vice president, you handle this agenda item It is an action item, so Trustee Ntuk, if I can defer this to you please – [Uduak] Sure Thank you President Malauulu I’m happy to do this So this is ACCT, which is the National Trustee Association nomination, and I think it’s very appropriate that we nominate Vivian for this award, and be able to send in documentation about all the work she’s done Not just for West Long Beach, but for the college and the community, and really being an equity champion the last few years since she’s been on the Board So if there’s a motion from one of the other Trustee – I move – [Doug] I’ll make the motion I’ll make the motion – [Jena] Second – [Uduak] Great, it’s been moved and seconded to advance the nomination of President Malauulu to the AACT Open the floor for any discussion on this topic – [Sunny] I’m sorry, who seconded? – [Jackie] That’s what I need to know too – [Jena] It was me that seconded, so someone else needs to officially second – [Uduak] So it was Student Trustee Jimenez The motion, was that Trustee Otto that made it? – Yes – [Ginny] Yes And I second it – [Uduak] Okay, and Ginny will be the second for Student Trustee Jimenez – [Jackie] The student trustee, yes – [Uduak] All right, so we have a motion and a second I’ll open the floor for any discussion – [Sunny] Yeah, I have a question Who was recipient or nominee from the district last year, and who was the actual recipient? – I’m not sure we have the same award, but Doug Otto was submitted – [Sunny] That’s right, I remember nominating him, okay – Yeah, but we have not had anybody from LBCC win – [Sunny] Say that again? – We didn’t have anybody from LBCC win one of the awards – [Sunny] Okay, so this isn’t a new award – No, it’s there– (Sunny muffled speaking) Their common awards – [Sunny] Okay – There’s a lot of nominations – [Sunny] Okay, we had nominated Doug last year, he just didn’t get it So this year we’re nominating, Vivian is nominating herself? – [Uduak] No, the Board is nominating We have a nomination motion from Trustee Otto, seconded by Trustee Baxter So the Board is making the nomination I can read off here what’s in the Board agenda The recommendation is the Board of Trustees support the nomination of Board President Vivian Malauulu for the Trustee Leadership Award This is the M. Dale Ensign Trustee Award I’ll read this for background The ACCT Board of Directors usually annually honors an individual who has made a significant contribution as trustee towards promoting a community college concept The award is named after one of ACCT’s pioneers, and the third president of the association M. Dale Ensign was a trustee for many years at Northwest Community College in Powell, Wyoming He served as ACCT President, while the move from the National Schools Boards Association was undertaken in 1972 He has lived a lifetime in service And so this award is honoring him This goes to the ACCT National Board of Directors for consideration – [Sunny] Call for the vote – [Uduak] All right, any other discussion on the item? – [Sunny] I just called for the vote (muffled speaking) We’re gonna call for a vote, then we can do that – [Sunny] Yeah – [Uduak] Board President Hann? – Board President? – [Uduak] I’m sorry I’m giving you a promotion here (muffled speaking) So here we go – [Jackie] That you have to work as hard? – [Uduak] I’m doing a roll call vote,

according to the pandemic rules – I’m sorry Trustee Ntuk Virginia Baxter – Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – Abstain – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – [Jackie] And Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Thank you – Thank you to my colleagues for the nomination, and thank you Trustee Ntuk for coordinating that agenda item We will move on to item 5.7 on the agenda, which is Resolution Governing Board Member Election, November 3rd 2020, for trustees areas two and four Currently I represent area two, Trustee Otto represents area four This is an action item The recommended action is that the Board of Trustees adopt resolution number 062420A, ordering a governing board member election on November 3rd 2020 And setting forth the specifications of the election order as submitted, for the benefit of the public There are attachments on the agenda on Board docs I’ll entertain a motion – So moved – [Uduak] Second – Moved by Trustee Otto, second by Trustee Ntuk Is there any discussion necessary on this item? Seeing none, Madam Secretary, if you can please take a roll call vote – Jena Hernandez I’m sorry – [Jena] That’s okay – [Jackie] Jena Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – I really do, I do Virginia Baxter – Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto – Aye – [Jackie] Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries Moving on to item 5.8 on the agenda, this is a resolution candidate statement governing board member election, November 3rd, 2020 It’s an action item The recommended action is that the Board of Trustees adopt resolution number 062420B, pertaining that candidate statements for the November 3rd, 2020 governing board member selection as submitted I’ll entertain a motion and a section – [Uduak] So moved, Trustee Ntuk – Trustee Ntuk made the motion, Trustee Otto seconded Any discussion on the item? – [Uduak] Can I ask a question for Lou Anne? – [Lou Anne] Yes sir – [Uduak] Why did we do 200 words, versus 400 words? Is it cheaper, versus just the minimalist? Giving people an opportunity to say more – I’m sorry We’re talking about – [Uduak] This is the election resolution 5.8 – I don’t know, quite honestly, Trustee Ntuk But I’ll ask Jackie Hann, she may know – Well, first of all, the candidates pay for their statements, their candidate statements So if you keep it at the 200, it would be less expensive But we can authorize an increase to 400, but I believe our policy is written the same And then, of course, it depends on the languages, the English and the additional for Spanish cost For the different areas, based on the number of voters in your area, so the cost – [Uduak] So it sounds like if we keep it at $200, that’s more equitable, it keeps the price down for candidates who wanna run (muffled speaking) – [Jackie] Uh-huh – [Uduak] Okay All right, great answer to my question Thank you – Okay You’re welcome – Thank you, Madam Secretary, if you could please take roll call vote – Jena Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – [Jackie] Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – [Jackie] Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – And Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries And that concludes section five on the agenda We’re making progress We’re moving on to section six, which is the consent agenda And I do need to pull one item Vice President Gene Durand I don’t know where that is on the concent, I don’t know what item number that is, but there was a typo So we’d like to pull that item, and then make the correction on it, and vote on it separately Gene, are you on? – I am So it’s Academic Consent, which is item number 617, and it is there Apologize, there’s a clerical error on page five of six in that academic senate executive stipend for Colin Williams, which there listed is at 6,000, should be listed at $1,000 – Okay, so it’s item 6.17 that we need to pull?

– Yes please – Thank you, Gene Would any other trustees like to pull any additional items on the consent agenda? – Yes, I’d like to pull 6.13 – Okay, Trustee Baxter is pulling 6.13 Anyone else? – [Sunny] Trustee Malauulu, Chair Malauula, I’d like to also pull item 6.8 – 6.8 is being pulled by Trustee Zia Anybody else? Okay, so we need a motion – Give me one moment, so I can pull those please, thank you – Okay so Jackie, we’re pulling 6.8, 6.13, 6.17, and when she’s ready, I’ll entertain a motion to approve the concent agenda minus those items – [Sunny] So moved – So we’ve got a motion by Student Trustee Jimenez – [Sunny] No, that was, that was Trustee Zia – Trustee Zia Both of your voices sound so much alike, I always confuse– – [Sunny] I know, I’m quite flattered – So we have a motion by Trustee Zia, and we need a second for the consent agenda – [Ginny And Doug] Second – Second by Trustee Baxter, and Madam secretary, do we have any discussion on the concent agenda? – You don’t discuss unless you pull it – Got it So we’ve got a motion and a second, go ahead and take a roll call vote please – Jena Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – Virginia Baxter – Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – [Jackie] And Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Okay, motion carries Trustee Zia, take it away with item 6.8 please – Yes, I’m looking at these changes This has been a longstanding issue for me, it’s kind of my hobby horse as far as change orders and cost control, and just contract amendments in general, and contract limits I’m looking at this, this is the 19th change order, and I was hoping someone could help clarify, why are we going through so many change orders with these contracts? I know we have a capable bond management team, and I recognize in the totality of the not exceed value, it’s infinitesimal If someone can help me understand why the repeated change orders on these contracts, I’d appreciate it – I don’t know if that would be for Bob Bob, would you be– – [Sunny] Or Walter, I think– – [Jackie] Is Walter still here? – Walter is still here, I don’t know if he can hear us – [Walter] Yes, I’m still here – [Vivian] There you go – Walter, can you respond to that please – Well, the change orders is for various reasons Some of them are unforeseen conditions Basically most of it is unforeseen conditions Some of it user group add ons, doing discussion I have John Duong here on our management team as well, and he maybe can speak to this as well – Yeah, Sorry everybody Good evening Board members Hi, John Duong, program director with the bond management team Yeah, I can help explain that a little bit Building J, our current project, obviously in the existing building that we’re renovating, and also, we’re also including a pretty hefty billing addition And with that, like Walter said, we have a lot of unforeseen conditions with that building It’s not the easiest building It has a 65 foot ceiling height for a stage, very specialized type building A lot of things built in 1955 that was pretty challenging to work with today And that’s kind of the gist of this particular project I don’t know if that helps answer the question – [Sunny] So was this an owner enhancement change order? Or was it an unforeseen condition? – This one here It’s not like added items,

it’s items that are scoped that’s already in the contract, but a lot of the items as I’m reading them, I think there’s a lot of items that, like how does it join the existing And items come up that don’t quite work out that well Like revisions for landscaping, concrete landing, and things like that There’s existing concrete landings, and then you’re trying to build your new, and sometimes they don’t really join well with the slopes, and making the 80 slopes So I think a lot of times you’re trying to kind of mitigate those issues in the field, and figure those things out But change order 19 has minor revisions, landscape and concrete landing Inflation, new paint booth, guy-wire, we have a new paint booth I think when you get out there, I think you just to add a few more supports to make sure that it’s supported correctly, and everything’s holding up per code So I think those are kind of the items that we’re looking at for this particular change order, number 19 – There’s a listing that you can see the different items and the cost per item if you go– – [Sunny] Yeah, I’m fully aware of that I’m just not seeing a very compelling rationale I see potential change orders I just think perhaps we could just unpack it a little bit better in these change order descriptions for the Board I recognize these are under consent, but for years I’ve been trying to sunshine some of these issues, so that it’s not just for the Board members, for the members of the public as well, that they understand how their tax dollars are being spent And I just don’t think there’s enough information If there’s a way where we can help clarify and better flush that out in the description, and why there’s a need, if it’s an order enhancement, there was an unforeseen condition, if it’s a matter of code enforcement Whatever it is, it just needs a little bit more rigor, and I would appreciate that with our change orders and our contract amendments, and especially the ones that are being ratifying – [Uduak] Point of order, President Malauulu – Yes, go ahead – [Uduak] Yeah, I don’t believe we have a motion on the table, and we’re having lots of discussion Are we gonna adopt this or not? Can we get a motion? – Well, I defer to Trustee Zia, since she pulled that item Trustee Zia, would you care to make a motion for it? – [Sunny] Yeah, usually when we pull an item, you did it correctly The person who pulls it asks the questions, and then we move forward But I’m happy to make a motion if that’s what you’re asking me to, so we can have the discussion But I wanna move this along Those are some of the things I wanted to punctuate and flag for the staff, so we can make our processes better And that’s all – Trustee Zia, we can take a look at providing some more context and background for some of the– – [Sunny] I appreciate that – [Lou Anne] Okay – [Uduak] Yes, Trustee Zia, I’m sorry – There’s some attachments attached to the agenda, and I’m just having a hard time opening But we do, and I can provide you that We do have a whole write up on all of our change orders, and in our change order system, we mark everything, errors and omissions, unforeseen condition, owner requested items, things like that – [Sunny] Yeah, I’m looking at that agenda John, that attachment, it’s not there as far as the reference, but that’s okay I’m not trying to make a federal case out of this, but let’s just make it better And I think the interim superintendent provided a reasonable response – [John] Will do – [Sunny] That’s good, I’ll make the motion to approve – Second – Okay, we need the motion Trustee Zia – [Sunny] I made it – Okay, are you making a motion to approve? – [Sunny] Yeah, I made it a minute ago – Okay – [Sunny] And it’s Trustee Baxter that seconded – [Uduak] What’s the motion again? – To approve item 6.8 – [Jackie] To ratify – To ratify item 6.8 Trustee Zia made the motion, Trustee Baxter seconded Any discussion? I would just like to add that I do appreciate

having a little bit more clarity on some of these consent items myself And I know that in the past couple of years, Marlene and also her team have done a really good job of tweaking the contracts, and adding a little bit more information I think it’s good for us, and I think it’s good for the public So any time we have an opportunity to improve on something that discloses such information, I think we should take advantage of that So I am in favor of this item Anybody else? Okay, we’ve got a motion and a second Roll call vote, please – Jena Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – Virginia Baxter – Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – [Jackie] And Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – [Jackie] Excuse me Trustee Ntuk, did you say, “Nay”? – [Sunny] I said, “Aye.” – No Trustee Ntuk? What was your vote? – [Uduak] Oh sorry Yeah, no, I said yes – [Jackie] Thank you – [Uduak] It was an affirmative – [Jackie] Thank you – Okay, motion carries Moving on to item 6.13 Trustee Baxter, I will defer that to you – Yes, thank you I’m gonna make the motion, so I don’t mess this up that we approve item 6.13, and then I’ll bring up my questions – We have a second? – [Doug] Second – [Uduak] Second, Trustee Ntuk here – [Vivan] We’ve got a motion by Trustee Baxter to ratify item 6.13, second by Trustee Otto Go ahead Trustee Baxter with the discussion – Okay, I have two questions on this item The first one is contract number 99780.8, and it is the contract with Brailsford & Dunlavey And my question is, first of all this is something very important to me, because it’s a feasibility study on homeless housing I could have sworn that we approved that last October And Dr. Muñoz, I’m glad you’re still here And so why is this being brought up? And the reason I’m being kind of obnoxious about this, is this is something that Trustee Zia and I have been supporting for years, and last week, Cerritos College had the ribbon cutting of their student housing Student housing is being built at Rio Hondo College, and here we sit So why are we approving this now when I thought we approved it in October? – Those are really good points, Trustee Baxter – So I’m gonna have to defer that particular question to Bob My understanding that the feasibility study was approved previously, so I’m not sure why it’s coming back So I would have to defer that to the contracts office – So from the contract’s point of view, we list items on the agenda as the contracts are drawn So we don’t really affect the timeline in regards to when the contract comes onto the agenda So Dr. Baxter, I’m more than happy to look into this, and see if we can provide some sort of timeline for the Board, if you would like to have that – Well, my question is, if we approved this, and I’m thinking it was October or November, I would have thought by now that we would have the presentation of the study that we approved the money for But it sounds like it hasn’t even started yet, Bob If you’re unable to answer that, and I’m sorry I should have asked this before the Board meeting, but I just thought perhaps I misunderstood something – [Uduak] Trustee Baxter, It’s Uduak here I’m looking at the contract, it was signed April 13th 2020 – Really? – [Uduak] I thought we did this earlier this year, on the previous Board meeting that we accepted the bids – [Jackie] We did something in February on that – [Uduak] Yeah, I thought it was February With Coronavirus and everything, we’re a few months delayed here, but not a year – I think I’ve got some information that shows that the approved entering the contract in February, and then the staff subsequently negotiated that contract afterwards February of 2020, which would have been–

– Okay, I didn’t think it was a year ago, I thought it was October Okay, so well then, I suppose nobody can answer, when will we have the results of this feasibility study? – I don’t know Trustee Baxter, I’ll have to get back to that yeah – Yeah, that’s a rhetorical question – I need to do a status update and see where it is – Okay Yes, if we could do that And there’s no point in asking for a status update next month Maybe in three months? – Okay – [Jackie] It’s not gonna move that fast, I don’t think – Well, we’ll keep an eye on that ball and let you know – Okay, great And then the second question I have is CN99772.6, which is the contract for Mr. Ewing, who I think is wonderful, but I just thought it was interesting that we would go from 20,000 to 180,000, to be a total of 200,000 And again Bob, hopefully you can answer that And I understand it’s ’til 2023, so it’s not ’til June 30th But is the reason from 20,000 to 180,000, or increase 180,000 to 200,000 – Bob, if I can just preface that So Mr. Ewing’s original contract was for 20,000 At this point in time, he actually has invoiced, and it’s not showing up yet, for an additional 46,000, and that doesn’t include May and June So we would have to amend his contract anyways The other increase has to do with work that’s being done under his firm for the district – Okay But is it normal to make that big of an increase? I understand you have to increase it, because more money has been expended, than is under the contract – Right – As I said, I’m not against Mr. Ewing, I think he’s doing a wonderful job I just question the increase – Well, what we’re doing is, it has been some practice in the past, contracts that are 200,000 or less, they get ratified, and sometimes we just put ’em at 200,000, because they’ve got a long contract period and we don’t have to recontract with them In his case, he has incurred more expenses, and he does have a contract that’s going to 2023, so an additional 180,000 is being added to his contract – Okay Okay, thank you – [Sunny] Chair– – [Uduak] Ginny – [Sunny] Yeah, questions – [Uduak] Sorry On your previous question, I was looking on the Brailsford & Dunlavey contract They do have a timeline that’s there in the attachment And it looks like it started in April, and it goes through stakeholder engagement in April and May And there’s an on-campus meeting scheduled for August, which is probably the first timeline – And I think– – [Uduak] Sorry – I was just gonna add to that, Trustee Ntuk Part of the negotiation was determining the timeline, but that was impacted by COVID So we may have the results to this study actually in the middle of the fall, or later – It just seems to me that this is taking an inordinate amount of time And I understand, there’s procedures and things like that But time marches on – [Jackie] Right – But thank you, Uduak Yeah, I’m looking at the contract right now – [Uduak] It’s almost like the second to last page – [Jackie] Yeah, okay – [Uduak] At the very bottom – [Jackie] Okay – So just to clarify, in November we ran the RFP – Okay, all right – That’s what the Board was approving at that time, so I just thought that And then Trustee Baxter, really quick to answer your question about contracts There’s two ways we do them If they’re for a specific scope, and we know there’s a certain amount of work to be done, and there’s a finite dollar amount, we’ll put it on the contract for that amount, say 20,000 If it’s an ongoing contract over multiple years, like Superintendent-President Bynum stated We can cap it at a maximum of 200,000 to keep it under the threshold

That does not mean that $200,000 will be extended on that contract, it simply means that we’re setting not to exceed thresholds at that dollar amount – Okay – [Sunny] Chair Malauulu, I have a question – Yes, go ahead – [Sunny] And I’m going to direct my question to Chair Malauulu, since this contract says it reports to you So I’d like to understand what the scope of this contract amendment is It’s unclear from what is stated on the concent agenda What’s the scope? – So it is my understanding that the Board entered into this agreement for representation and council, for Board Council, not for one particular engagement And we’ve had this discussion many times over the past several months It comes up every single month In fact, I distinctly remember saying that we’re talking about it now, but it’ll come up again next month, and it’ll come up again next month Wen we retained this council, it was for the purposes of Board business, and Board conducting business, and Board being able to seek advice, and seek council So everything has been discussed out in the open, and everything has been As far as I know, unless there’s something that I’m not aware of, all the billing has gone through the proper channels, the proper protocol has been followed I didn’t realize that Marlene wouldn’t be here Lou Anne wants to add anything to that, but – [Lou Anne] I’m also not aware of there being any– – [Sunny] (muffled speaking) reports to you, Madam Chair I think it’s appropriate for you to answer the question What is the scope that we’re increasing their contract from 20,000 to 200,000 When we brought ’em on board, and in fact in the original contract, it says, “For this engagement.” It was one issue and investigation And that was– – That’s not true It’s an open contract – [Sunny] Excuse me, I have the floor Trustee Otto That’s what the scope says here I’ll read it for the benefit of the Board “The District shall retain council, “as council to the Broad of Trustees “who represented the district, to provide legal advice, “counseling, or related legal services “in the connection with the Board for this engagement.” Was for one engagement – But I understood this engagement, sorry to interrupt you I understood this engagement as serving as Board Council – [Sunny] No, if you recall, it was for one specific engagement that has been made public for the purposes of an investigation And that’s what I’m wondering, is this something that Like I said, I’m just trying to understand why we’re adding $180,000, and what is that gonna cover, what’s the scope – [Uduak] President Malauulu – [Vivian] Yes, Trustee Ntuk, one second And I’ll call on you in just a second – [Uduak] Sure – I’m sorry Trustee Zia, that’s not how I remember it, but there are five of us in that room My recollection is that we entered into a contract with council, “For this engagement,” meant for Board representation And we’ve talked about this again So if anybody else had a different recollection, then please speak now, because I anticipate we’ll be talking about this for months to come But for this engagement was for Board Council, period Any issues that may arise for Board Council – [Sunny] That’s not how I recall it And I went and looked at the video on September 17th 2019, when we approved it, and it was very specific to just one issue So if we’re going to expand this, I’m not saying it’s right, wrong, or different, I’d just like to know what the scope is gonna carry – It’s the same scope of work, Board Council – [Sunny] To do an investigation, is that what it is? – The investigations are both continuing, so definitely the investigations, because they haven’t concluded yet – [Sunny] For 200,000? – Pardon? – [Sunny] For the total of 200,000? – They’re continuing – [Sunny] No, no I’m just trying to understand what the dollar threshold is now Is it 200,000 now? – [Uduak] Point of order – [Sunny] Or is it something else? – [Uduak] Point of order – No, it’s not something else Trustee Ntuk, I hear your point of order, go ahead – [Uduak] No I would I would just like to again remind Board policy 2014,

that once the majority of the Board acts, the Board works together And we don’t every meeting come back to the same issue that we already voted on, have debated, discussed We know the result It’s not about what you heard in the video, it’s about what was in the document, and what we ratified And so I would just like to make a motion to adopt 6.13 – [Sunny] Excuse me, I still have questions on the item, and I don’t think– – [Uduak] Point of order Point of order – [Sunny] You’re trying to cut discussion, and muzzle discussion Trustee Ntuk – [Uduak] Point of order – [Sunny] Your call But I still have the floor, I have quite a bit of questions, and I’d like to get answered – Okay Trustee Ntuk, I hear your point of order, go ahead with the point of order, and then we’ll get back to Trustee Zia’s question – [Uduak] Yeah, I made a motion on the floor And if there’s a second that we can discuss and continue to ask questions It doesn’t end discussion by having the motion – [Sunny] I don’t understand the point of your motion, Trustee Ntuk Have my questions to do my job as a trustee, so please let me finish I think it’s important to fulfill my fiduciary duty, Trustee Ntuk, and I don’t have anything against this firm This is something I ask on most contract, especially with things this number of increase This multitude of increase So you’re saying it’s going from 20,000, and it’s expanding to 200,000, Trustee Malauulu, for continuing the engagement that was set in the original contract for the investigation Is that right? – That’s absolutely correct, but the scope of work remains the same This is Board Council, in fact he’s here at the meeting So Vincent, attorney Vincent Ewing actually elaborate, but as far as the scope of work, you’ve asked me several times, and I’ve answered the question several – [Sunny] I’m sorry, but I think for the members of the public, it was just very conspicuously opaque, the way it’s presented in the ratification on the consent agenda, and I’m trying to elucidate that, and better understand myself I don’t understand it – It’s kind of similar to the experience we had last month with the Francisco Leal contract Same thing And I think what you’re saying is exactly what we were thinking – [Sunny] You are making a lot of inferences, and optics allegations But I’m just trying to get the facts here, Trustee Malauulu, and I would appreciate it if you can just answer the question – I did Multiple times – [Sunny] Well, I have more questions I’m trying to get to them if you allow me The other question I have is, why is the term being extended to 2023? What’s the need to go to that term, Chair Malauulu? – So, I wasn’t aware that the term was being extended to 2023 until I saw the email – [Sunny] It’s on the agenda that’s published – Correct And I wasn’t aware, because I hadn’t clicked on that item until I saw the email that Lou Anne Bynum sent in response to your questions And the three was actually omitted from the email, and that’s what prompted me to go back and click on the actual contract Because when Lou Anne sent the email in response to your question, I noticed that there was a digit missing in the date It said 202, and I went back and looked, and I saw that it was 2023 So Lou Anne, Vince, if you wanna address that to respond to her question – That’s correct, it was my mistake I just dropped off the three In terms of doing the contract, I don’t think it’s uncommon for us to have two or three years out for a contract And as to the firm’s– – [Sunny] But was that your decision, or was that– – No – [Sunny] To the Chair, so who made the determination to extend it to 2023? – Well, I’m gonna ask Mr Rapoza to respond to that I think there’s probably a process that we have in place for contracts in that regard – [Vivian] Yeah, and answer to your question, Trustee Zia, that was not my decision I wasn’t even aware of the interim of that contract – [Sunny] Okay, well what’s the basis for the term? – So, Lou Anne just deferred that to Bob Rapoza for the basis of that Bob, are you there? My screen have everybody on there, let me go to the next – Yeah, Bob’s here – Yes, I’m here, Board President Malauulu We can extend the contract up to five years It’s really predicated on whoever puts the contract request in

And as long as they don’t extend it beyond a five-year term, which is what’s specified in the public contract code, it’s permissible – [Sunny] So who put that proposal in, for a five year extension? It’s for 2023, excuse me – Technically, in this case it would be an additional So it came in 2019 was the original contract, that correct? If it were five years, it would be 2024, but it’s 2023 – [Sunny] Yeah, so who made that determination? – I don’t know I will have to find out – [Sunny] Okay And then how much was invoiced today? Did I hear you correctly, how much was it again? – So there was the original contract was 20,000, and what showed in there original, we haven’t got the invoices process, but there’s an additional $46,000 worth of invoices that have come in So if you put those two together, Mr. Ewing’s contract expenditure so far would be about 66,000 – [Sunny] Oh, I’m sorry, I misunderstood you So we’re actually, I thought it was in totality 46,000 The contract has been, there’s been invoices, we’ve gone over the contract – But we would have had to do– – [Sunny] I get that But why did we go over the contract amount to begin with? ‘Cause the contract not to exceed value should mean something, right? We shouldn’t go over it Why did we go over that? – We had a net 45 days to be able to process invoices At this contract, I did ask DP Drinkwine to make it 30 days, so we don’t have invoices lagging too far, and they catch up sooner – [Sunny] I’m concerned Who’s managing the costs here? Isn’t this reporting to the Chair? Isn’t this under her purview to manage the invoices? So why did we go over the contract value? I mean it says it reports to the Chair, or am I missing something? Who’s managing this contract? – Trustee Malauulu, can I call for the question? – [Sunny] I have more questions, Trustee Baxter – I am sorry I brought this up – [Sunny] I was gonna bring it up – Had actually already called for the question, and I tabled it, so that we can respond to Trustee Zia But Trustee Zia, I do review the invoices, and then I send them over to Marlene Drinkwine In fact, on a few of the emails that I’ve sent to her, I’ve asked her to review them, because some seem like there might be duplicate billing with the attorney And Marlene has confirmed with me, no it isn’t, that’s accurate, or they double check So there is dialogue behind the scenes with all of these contracts And I know Trustee Ntuk, you called for the question, but you also had questions yourself, but Trustee Zia still has more questions – [Sunny] And I appreciate it I really appreciate it I’ll try to go quickly– – Let Trustee Zia finish her question, Trustee– – [Uduak] Actually, I didn’t call to the question Trustee Baxter called for the question, which is a non-debatable under Robert’s Rules of Order, and requires a two-thirds vote to move forward, and the call to question would end debate So at this point we have to vote on should we end debate – [Sunny] I think it’s important for us– – [Uduak] Of Trustee Baxter, according to our rules, if we’re following the process – [Sunny] If I could ask Trustee Baxter to remove her motion so I can get some of these questions answered, I’ll try to be as concise as possible – Go ahead I don’t have a problem with the line of questioning, Trustee Zia What I do have a problem with is perhaps, you mentioned the word inferences I think that at some point, you’re also inferring that things are being handled differently with this contract There is nothing being done differently, or out of the norm For one, me personally, I don’t operate that way For two, everything I do includes Lou Anne Bynum, Marlene Drinkwine, whoever is in charge While I do get the invoices, and I do review them, all I’m doing is forwarding them And if the scope of work has expanded to include additional work for the purpose of Board Council, which actually it has, and there are additional items that have come up which does require more legal council time, then he’s billing for that A laborer is worth his wages So I think you mentioned earlier how you thought that everybody should have a seat at the table when discussing the police contract Well, we’ve got the person is being discussed sitting right here at the table,

and he can address some of your questions way better than I can He’s the one submitting the invoices, he’s the one actually doing the work So if you really are concerned about people being discussed, and not having a seat at the table, I defer to Vincent Ewing – [Sunny] The other I had was, are there any other contracts embedded in this contract? And if so, what’s the value on the term? – So Vincent, would you please answer that? – I’m happy to Thank you President Malauulu Board Trustee Zia, your question I think was, are there any other contracts embedded within– – [Sunny] Yeah, a subcontract – The contract that is before you – [Sunny] Yes, does it include any other contracts? – Yes There’s a subcontract that has been entered into per suint to the terms of the contract that’s before you – [Sunny] What’s the amount, and what’s the scope of the subcontract? And who’s it with? – It’s a confidential matter, and I cannot discuss it in open session – [Sunny] Okay, can you discuss the value and the term? – I cannot – [Sunny] Okay, and why is that again? The value of the contract without referencing the name of the subcontract? – It’s a confidential matter, and I cannot discuss it open session I’m bound by the Business and Professions Code, and the rules of professional responsibility as Council to the Board and the district to hold your confidences I cannot disclose those unless you all authorize me to disclose them, and you have not done that – [Sunny] Okay, so it’s my understanding that there was a previous investigation with Beth Corriea for $20,000 that was re-sunshined, and that didn’t seem to be confidential It was for the same matter that this may include, and I don’t understand why we can’t have a separate contract with the contractor or subcontractor, that you’re alluding to, rather than embedding it into your contract as a subcontract, so that the members of the public can have the right to see what the scope is for – Right – [Sunny] We did it previously – I appreciate your comment I don’t agree with you that the prior matter was discussed in open session It was also a confidential, closed session discussion – [Sunny] No, I’m not talking about the substance, Vince, I’m talking about the actual contract We sunshined it when did a direct contract Beth Corriea, the previous investigator who terminated her contract, and charged us for it, for some of the contract value I don’t understand why we’re embedding a new investigator from what it sounds like under your contract, and why we can’t do a direct contract – Trustee Otto You what, Trustee Otto, I’m sorry Are you responding to Trustee Zia’s question? – I’m feeling very uncomfortable with this conversation And the reason for that is because I think that the parties to this This is about something that is confidential, that is trying to be discussed in open session Trustee Zia has an obvious interest in this, and I don’t think we should be having this conversation now It’s really a point of order, it’s a point of legal order, and I think she’s trying to gain information, which she has the right to do But she can’t do it if it’s gonna violate confidentially provisions and so I’d ask that we stop this now – [Sunny] I’m sorry Trustee Otto, I respectfully disagree This is out in the public agenda, and the scope is again, opaque, and I’m just trying to understand, what is the scope? – Excuse me, but I think it was said that it was– – [Sunny] Well, what is it? – That it couldn’t be discussed And what if hypothetically it involved you, do you think that that would change this at all? – [Sunny] You know what? I don’t operate on hypotheticals and hearsay and humors Let’s see the facts, whatever specific things you have What is the specific scope of work? It’s my understanding that there’s a $40,000 subcontract built into this,

and I wanna understand what that is for Why can’t we do a direct contract like we did with the former firm? – I can probably weigh in on that So we experienced so much resistance trying to get the initial contract with the first investigator going We approved it in October, and it wasn’t finalized until December There was a three month delay, with one obstruction after another, and this resistance and that, and contracts, and emails, and language It was frustrating We’ve been trying to get on with this show for a long time, but there are certain people who I think, and here’s my opinion This is where Vivian at 11:10 gives an opinion I think people are afraid, and people have things to hide, and they’re trying to obstruct and create resistance, such as this And we’re gonna waste an hour of our evening time talking about the same contract And guess what, I called it already once, I’m gonna call it again This will happen again next month, I’ll go over and over again, and this is happening under my presidency And I try to move on the agenda, because I know that people are up late, and we’re on item 6.17, and we still have to get to item 15 We still have a second closed session, but it’s over and over, and Trustee Zia, the Board made a decision to hire legal council The Board approved the contract The Board made a decision to enter into a contract with an investigator We continue to stand by that There’s nothing shady going on, there’s nothing opaque about it It’s out in the open, it’s transparent The scope of work is there, and yet every single month you keep revisiting it The same questions over and over again I understand that Trustee Baxter brought it up She said she regretted bringing it up, and she wants to move on the agenda, but you continue to ask questions – [Sunny] Trustee Malauulu, aye – [Vivian] Trustee Ntuk is waiting to speak, Trustee Otto is waiting to speak – [Sunny] I think you’re misguided in your assessment I’m just trying to flesh out what it is What we voted on was for 20,000 We didn’t vote to increase it 10 times, and now we’re trying to vote 10 times the amount of what we originally would have I’m just trying to better understand Yes, it is opaque I’m sorry, I still don’t have any specifics And yeah, of course I’m gonna bring it up again until a specificity is provided Not just for the benefit of the Board, but for the benefit of the public I think we need to be more transparent We bloviate a nauseating (muffled speaking) Transparency, and yet when it comes down to it, we have these kind of things embedded in consent agenda, and as subcontractors – Trustee Baxter, Trustee Zia – Can I call for the question again? – Trustee Zia, I’m gonna interrupt you, because you go on and on and pontificate the same point You are misguided, because Attorney Vincent Ewing explained to you that he cannot discuss this – [Sunny] With no basis – Matter – [Sunny] Chair Malauulu, I have no problem I have no problem – He said it’s a confidential matter, and you keep bringing it up – [Sunny] Fury, sanctimony, and bad faith as usual, and common attacks – [Uduak] Point of order – [Sunny] Can I have the floor? – Trustee Ntuk, I recognize your point of order – [Sunny] Okay, let’s vote – No, Trustee Zia, I’m gonna take back over this meeting Trustee Ntuk, I recognize your point of order Go ahead – [Uduak] President Malauulu, we really need you to run this meeting, and part of that is recognizing when a Board member makes a call for a call to question Trustee Baxter did it twice You as the president– – [Sunny] I think she did it once, Trustee Ntuk – No, I did it twice – She just said it again Part of the problem is I’m trying to be fair – [Sunny] Okay, let’s go ahead and vote – [Vivian] Trustee Zia – [Sunny] No, I appreciate that Trustee Malauulu – [Vivian] I would allow Trustee Zia to keep asking her questions, because I actually – [Uduak] Fair, this is not wasting our time – [Sunny] It’s not a waste of time asking about– – [Vivian] All right, Trustee Baxter called for the question – Question’s been called – [Sunny] Yeah, let’s go ahead vote – [Vivian] Madam Secretary – Yes Jena Jimenez – [Jena] Abstain – Virginia Baxter – Aye – Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – [Jackie] Doug Otto – Aye – Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Nay, and I’d like to explain my vote – No explanation is necessary – So we’re gonna move on to item 6.7 – [Sunny] This is how you run things – [Vivian] Yes, this is how I’m gonna run the meeting today Absolutely We have to be respectful of people’s time – [Sunny] Okay, okay No problem – So item 6.7, Vice President Gene Durand I’m gonna defer this to you one more time, so you can just for clarification

– Of course – I’ll go ahead and make that motion on behalf of staff, to approve item 6.7 with the correction If you wanna just reiterate what the correction is – Sure again, and apologies for a clerical error But it’s on page five of six, and it is the academic senate executor officer’s stipend The stipend for Colin Williams is listed on the consent agenda for $6000 The correct amount, which it should be for, is $1,000 – Okay, so I made the motion on behalf of staff Can I get a second please? – Second – We have a motion and a second to approve item 6.7, with the corrections, any discussion? Madam Secretary, roll call vote please – Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – Vivian Malauulu – Aye – [Jackie] Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries Moving on to section seven on the agenda, this is human resources This is item 7.1, it is an action item The recommended action is that in anticipation of any potential financial uncertainties, negotiations, legislature, or other factors that the Governing Board hereby declare that all salary rates be declared indefinite for the fiscal year of 2020/2021 for academic employees represented by LBCCFA and CHI, Classified employees represented by AFT, management team employees, and other unrepresented employees as submitted I’ll entertain a second and a motion – [Uduak] Move approval – [Ginny And Doug] Second – We’ve got a motion by Trustee Ntuk, second by Trustee Otto Any discussion? Madam Secretary, roll call vote please – Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – Vivian Malauulu – Aye – [Jackie] Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries Item 7.2 on the agenda, approval of LBCCD and LBCCSA tentative agreement – [Sunny] So moved – Action that the Board of Trustees approve the tentative agreement date of June 30th, 2020, reach between the district and Long Beach City College Association regarding the 2020/2021 reopened negotiations as submitted I’ll entertain– – [Sunny] So moved – [Vivian] And a second – [Jackie] Who made the motion? – [Sunny] I made it, it’s Trustee Zia – [Jackie] Oh, thank you – [Uduak] Second, Trustee Ntuk – Trustee Zia made the motion, Trustee Ntuk seconded Any discussion? Okay I would just like to commend Vice President Gene Durand, and also the negotiating team for LBCCFA on all their hard work We appreciate the fact that we were able to collaborate, and work together, and come to a mutually agreeable agreement So thank you both for that We have a motion and a second, roll call vote please, Madam Secretary – Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – Vivian Malauulu – Aye – [Jackie] Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – [Jackie] Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye, sorry – Motion carries, congratulations to LBCCFA on your new contract I know many of you are tuning in watching, apologies that it’s so late Moving on the agenda, section eight, academic senate This is title five, section 53203 This is an action item, recommended action that the Board of Trustees approve the new modified and inactivated courses effective fall 2021, as submitted So in the interest of time, everything is attached to the agenda on Board Docs, and this falls under Dr Kathy Scott’s purview If anybody has any questions or comments, or not, I’ll entertain a motion – So moved – [Jena] Second, and Student Trustee – [Jackie] Thank you – We’ve got a motion, I believe that was Trustee Baxter, is that correct? – Yes – And a second by a Student Trustee Jimenez, any discussion? – [Jackie] I need a second for– – [Sunny] Second by Trustee Zia as well – [Jackie] Thank you – Second by Trustee Zia Madam Secretary, roll call vote please – Jena Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – Aye – [Jackie] Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – [Jackie] Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – You didn’t ask me, but I’m an aye – Oh, I clicked your name Thank you, for the record, Virginia Baxter, aye Thank you – Motion carries Kathy, I apologize, I saw you kind of revving up

Was there something you wanted to highlight for us? – No, I just wanted to be here in case you had any questions The one thing I would highlight is the fact that the faculty in this first document have over 230 courses that they’ve approved for Distance ed modality, which was a massive amount of work on their part And they did this just as they were finishing the spring term And I did wanna thank them There’s hundreds more that will be coming over the summer, and they should be complimented on that work – I agree, thank you very much for highlighting that for us, and thank you to all the faculty who was involved in this curriculum, and developing curriculum that will be used remotely So we do appreciate the hard work, and we recognize it Okay, moving on to item 8.2, new and modified programs of study This is also an action item, recommended action that the Board of trustees approve the new and modified programs of study effective fall 2021 as submitted And this also falls under Dr. Scott If there’s any questions? If not, I’ll entertain a motion and a second – [Sunny] So moved – [Uduak] Move approval – Trustee Zia made the motion, Trustee Ntuk seconded Any discussion? – If I may – [Vivian] Yes – President Malauulu, I did wanna point out just that the, there’s a couple of associate degrees for transfer on here that are really critical and really important One is the associative arts and global studies for transfer, and the other one is the associative arts in social justice And given a lot of the discussion tonight, these are important degrees Right now we just have the general one for social justice But going forward, we can create sub-awards for social justice for African American studies, social justice for Asian American studies, Chicano studies, ethnic studies, gender studies There’s a lot that can go under this So they’re both very broad degrees, and they could be quite life-changing for us So I just wanted to highlight those – Thank you, I appreciate that – [Jena] If I may, President Malauulu – [Vivian] Yes, Jena – [Jena] Kathy, I think that that’s a beautiful thing, and I’m very thankful that we have those detailed types of majors, ’cause I know that certain universities that are particularly progressive in those areas, we really look up to their progressiveness, and recognizing the diversity that we have I appreciate that, thank you – Well and again, it’s the faculty that have done this, and these are both interdisciplinary awards And so faculty across the campus had to work on them together, under the purview of the academic senate, and the curriculum committee, and Dr. Coninck, and she does a wonderful job So thank all of them And thank you for those comments, we appreciate it Jena – [Uduak] Can I ask a question quick? – [Vivian] Yes, Trustee Ntuk – [Uduak] I wanna say this is probably a combination of two years worth of work to get to this point tonight Is that correct? – Yeah, it is Particularly when you have a multidisciplinary degree like that, and people have to come together And who’s doing the SLOs, and who’s doing this, and how’s it gonna work together, and who’s gonna oversee it Yeah, it can be like that But yeah, we’re very proud of this I think there can be, like I said, there’s several awards coming afterwards, and there’s actually, President Malauulu, there’s a labor studies course that can be taught within the social justice degree That would be the purview of the faculty to develop such a course, but it is an option under this And that’s another item And when it’s appropriate, I’d like to raise the Labor Center opening, if I could bring that up at some point But it’s not on this particular item, but it made me think of that, so thank you – Thank you very much Kathy, and definitely the team that is working on these new courses appreciate that Too bad we have to wait a year for them to go into effect It’d be nice if we can do it this fall, right? Okay, did we already do the roll call vote on this, Madam Secretary? – No, no, I’ll do that now Jena Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – [Jackie] Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – [Jackie] Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – [Jackie] Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries Moving on to section nine on the agenda, Academic Affairs, item 9.1 This is a first reading, information purposes only, revised Board policy 4011 Scholarship In accordance with established practice, the above revised Board policy has been distributed for review to the president’s leadership council,

and is being presented for first reading The changes are being recommended as a result of our ongoing review to ensure compliance with legal code and align with current practice Again, that’s just a first reading Item 9.2, revise Board policy 4012, statement of academic freedom, also a first reading In accordance with established practice, the above revised policy has been distributed for review I think I could probably skip reading that for the next several– – You bet – And just state the Board policy number and title Is that correct, Madam Secretary? – [Jackie] Yes, that’s for the public’s benefit – All right, sounds okay, okay Oh my goodness, I just lost that screen Why does that always happen? – [Jackie] 9.3? – Yep, hold on one second Let me pull it back up Technology when you need it most Okay Pardon me, here we go Okay, 9.3 I don’t know why my computer screen just glitches out All right, so 9.3 is revised Board Policy 4022, course, repeatability, and credit course repetition Again, first reading Item 9.4, also a first reading Revised Board policy administrative regulations 4028, course credit and credit for prior learning Item 9.5, first reading New Board policy and administrative regulations There is no number there, Madam Secretary, it says 40XX – That’s because it’s a new policy, and once it’s approved, it will be assigned a number – Got it, thank you And then item 9.6, same thing, first reading New Board policy and administrative regulations 40XX, multiple and overlapping enrollments Item 9.7, first reading New Board policy and administrative regulations, 40XX This is for the nursing programs – [Jackie] Correct – Item 9.8 And by the way, if anyone has any comments on these particular items, please interrupt me and stop me if I get to one This is the last one 9.8, new Board policy and administrative regulations, 40XX, work experience, also a first reading Any comments or discussion on any of those items, under section nine, Academic Affairs? Okay, so now we’re moving on the agenda Oh, I’m sorry Kathy – Yeah, I’m sorry Board President Malauulu, before you finish the Academic Affairs section, if I could please I did want to just bring up that we are looking at a virtual opening for the Labor Center And we are working with work force development, our marketing and communications people, and we will be looking to set a date in the near future And I don’t know if our interim Superintendent-President Bynum would like to speak to that, but I did wanna bring that up during my section, thank you – Thank you, Dr. Scott Just to add to that, it was originally scheduled, I think, for January And once the COVID took off, I think everything just kind of came to a stop But we had to get through commencement, we wanted to get through the end of this semester And I know that Josh Castellanos has communicated with my office as well We’ve talked with President Malauulu about targeting perhaps the middle of September after faculty are able to come back and get their classes settled, and all of that But I think we can do a very nice virtual opening, similar to kind of what we did with construction I know that there’ll be some invitation going out, and I think some people have been willing to provide some sponsorship support for that We have some in-kind partners with the Historical Society of Long Beach, and Long Beach Public Library And we’re looking at a little bit of art work to put up I’ve seen some of the window designs, which I think are really nice I think it’s in the MM Building of the Pacific Coast Campus – Yes – So we’ll have more information about that probably by next month Be able to give you some more exact details about that (muffled speaking) – [Ginny] I ask a question? – Yes, Trustee Baxter – Was the faculty involved in the planning of this? Because that was one of my objections, whatever month I objected – I can probably address that, if that’s okay

We did take this item to various shared governance groups, including College Planning Council, President’s Leadership Council It went to our Trades Department meeting, our CTE Department meeting So there was opportunity for input It doesn’t mean that all the decisions were made, I don’t wanna overstate it, but there was the opportunity for input And it has been discussed, also with Academic Council, with is the administration’s meeting with the Academic Senate leadership And there have been some concerns about things like cost, who is going to oversee it And I can’t say that every question has been answered, although we do see it coming under workforce development And it’s starting slowly, having perhaps a few events per semester And it could evolve into something else, but we would have to have faculty involvement, involved beyond that – Okay, thank you – I don’t wanna speak for the Academic Senate I can certainly let them serve, they can speak for themselves I’m just telling you what occurred – Well, thank you for that update, and we look forward to having that item properly agendized and discussed in more detail at the next meeting Okay, moving on to section 10 on the agenda This is administrative and business services, this is a tentative budget It is an action item The recommended action, that the Board of Trustees approve the tentative budget for 2020 to 2021 as submitted There are attachments there for the benefit of the public I’ll entertain a motion as a second Is Bob gonna go through a presentation on this? – I think Bob is gonna introduce it, and it it over to finance director, John Thompson – Precisely, thank you Board President Malauulu, and Superintendent-President Bynum John Thompson, our director of Fiscal services, will deduct this presentation of the tentative budget for 2020 and 2021 John? – [John] All right, thanks Bob, and thank you trustees And we’ll go through the tentative budget presentation for next year You’ll recall in April, Vice President Drinkwine presented a budget study session, and in May gave an update May Revise So some of these things may be similar from those presentations So we’ll try to go through briefly, and get through quite a bit of information quickly But feel free to ask any questions along the way The first couple of slides are just an overview We’ll go through, as noted there, and the next page will go into more detail into the unrestricted general fund Going to the next slide This next section kind of ties in the Board of Trustee goals, as you can see there On the next page, next couple of slides, are the institutional priorities These were developed at a joint meeting by the college planning committee, and the budget advisory committee A lot of the items are similar to prior years, but you’ll see there’s reference to learning from the COVID-19 situation, and enhancing our working remotely, that we’re all dealing with On the next slide, we referenced the strategic plan that is also referenced in the Board Goals And then the next several slides, the rows up at the top reference the board goals, and the institutional priorities And then the items on the side here are initiatives and some of them are grants that are in the tentative budget in the check marks reference, things that address the goals and institutional priorities And we have them categorized on these slides The first slide is grants and funding allocations The next one is student success initiatives,

and you can see some of the items there related to that Next one is student support programs and services, following that is faculty, staff, infrastructure supports, and again distance learning and business process reviews, several of the items listed that are under that category Next slide is marketing committee outreach It is noted there, equitable recruitment, center for community industry partnerships, some of the items included in that list And then the next slide We wanted to highlight, and I think Marlene has pointed this out before, this is a very unusual year as we all know, in a lot of ways, and the state, as well as the Federal Government has postponed tax deadlines to July 15th So it’s very difficult for the state to assess revenues at this point We know the economy has taken a huge hit But as noted here, some of the things that we’re used to in the budget development cycle are a little different this year Like in the medal there, the August revision We don’t typically have an August revision, but that gives the state a chance to assess the state revenue that’s delayed ’cause of those late tax deadlines The next slide Again with the budget development cycle, the tentative budget is required for us to do spending at the start of the next fiscal year, July 1st The tentative budget is based on the Governor’s May Revise budget, which we know the legislature and the governor just came to an agreement for the June budget So there’s different approaches there, but what you’ll see in the tentative budget is based mostly on the May Revise Next slide This is just a reminder, the historical COLAs You’ll see every year, there’s a calculation for the statutory COLA But you’ll see the peach colored lines there are during recessions We quite often are, the COLA is not funded, and that’s one of the typical things that’s done to address state revenue shortfalls The next slide And we’ll just go real quickly over highlights of the state budget Again, this is the May Revise For the Funding Formula, the statutory COLA is 2.31%, and that represent 2.9 million for us No growth was expected for us We’re under hold harmless, under the Funding Formula For he governor’s approach in the state budget to address the projected deficit, that the state was to cut severely the funding, and the Funding Formula And that’s a 10% cut, which amounts to 12.9 million for us So very significant cut The next slide Relating to categorical programs, one of the things that was in the January Budget before COVID hit was a COLA increase to selected categorical programs That was eliminated in the May Revise, also a reduction to Adult Ed program A couple big cuts in the May Revise

were the Strong Workforce Program, which is about a $1.3 million cut for us in this budget The next slide Another big cut was Student Equity Program About 1.12 million cut for us And the governor had several smaller items in the January budget, that due to the economic downturn, are not in the May revise Those are listed there The next slide Some of the things that continued were the California Promise, College Promise, Student Success Completion Grants for financial aid for students One of the things that comes up, unfortunately when we go into recessions is deferrals And in the May Revise, there was proposal for deferrals in the current year we’re in, and then the upcoming budget year, which for us, for the upcoming budget year is 17.4 million So that’s unfortunate, but it’s been done in the past We haven’t had that for about five years, but essentially that’s a apportionment money that we earn, that we won’t be receiving until after the end of the next fiscal year So it creates a definite cash flow problem Next slide With capital facilities in the May Revise, one of our programs was provided funding 1.6 million our construction trades phase two Other items, the Hold Harmless was expanded to two more years, which generally would be good, but in a year like this where there is a huge cut to apportionment, it kind of takes away the Hold Harmless A positive item was the governor provided funding for STRS and PERS, provided a state contribution, which reduces the employer rates for the upcoming year, which is extremely helpful You’ll see on the subsequent slide that the PERS and STRS rates over the next several years continue to go up, but this reduces those increases Next slide Just real quickly on some of the budget assumptions Our FTES target, we’re just trying to increase slightly to get to the goal of 20,000 FTS to get to that large college funding goal for when we are on a Hold Harmless And as noted, the 10% deficit factor that’s on the May Revise, that’s huge Usually, we budget half a percent, so a 10% is huge Next slide This just references some of the categories in our reserves, which is the 5.5% Board Mandated Reserve, and also institutional effectiveness is an additional to get the combination of those up to 50% And then there’s also committed items, like load banking and short term vacation that’s part of reserves Our health and welfare premiums increased by a combined total of 4.3% this year, so that’s the increase there The next slide This is our FTES Comparison from prior years, and the two different bars are, the blue is the funded poll, that’s what we generate apportionment revenue on, then the red bar is the total

So you can see, all colleges are able to shift some of the summer FTS that overlaps fiscals years So that was done in past years, where you could see the difference in the lines there to take it advantage of available growth funding You can see the most recent years, the two bars are the same We haven’t done that shift the last few years And you can also see Doing that slight increase that is our goal to try to get to that 20,000 FTS Next slide This just shows all the funds of the district And we focus on subsequent slides on unrestricted general fund But you can see the toll on the tentative budget, which includes large numbers for our bond funds, ’cause we budget all the approved authorization of both of the bond measures So it gets to a total combined of over 1.1 billion The next slide Here we’ll focus on the unrestricted general fund, our operating fund And for comparison, we show the estimated actual for this year, and then the tentative budget You can see we’re projecting a deficit of two million, but with the 10% cut to apportionment for the budget year, we’re projecting a $14.8 million deficit So that’s a huge swing And the next slides will go into more details of that This just shows the changes throughout the year from our tentative budget for the current year that we’re in, the 19/20 year Our deficits have fluctuated Usually as we get to the end of the year, our deficits decrease, and we’re hopeful that by the time we do our year-end closing, that that will continue to happen, and that we’ll have a better ending than the two million deficit we see right now Next slide This is a breakdown of the total revenue that we saw on the prior slide And you can see the big change there is in state apportionment There’s slight decreases in the other items But on the next slide, we kind of break out what makes up some of those decreases The 10% apportionment cut is the 12.3 million, and then the COLA is a factor going the other way On the state revenue, the governor gave a one-time PERS on-behalf contribution that we have to recognize That was just a one time thing for last year On the next slide we’ll look at a graphical presentation And this shows the breakout on the left side by federal state, local, and you can see apportionment is the big driving factor for our revenue, being almost 90% of our revenue And then to the right, we break out the components of our state apportionment And this is kind of important going into the upcoming year with deferrals proposed If you look at a combination of our local revenue, the property taxes and enrollment fees, it’s a smaller part of that pie, the state apportionment in the EPA that we get from the state That’s about 68% And where that really comes into play is with deferrals We’re more reliant than a lot of districts,

not having as much property tax revenue We’re very reliant on the state general apportionment And so when a huge part of that is deferred, it hits us even more so than it would other districts that have more property tax revenue Next slide Is a breakdown of the expenses, and you can see, actually the overall change is not too bad These expenses don’t reflect any negotiations, the agreement that was approved by the Board today But just showing about a $1.5 million increase is not to bad of an increase, to consider many years we have quite a big increase from one year to the next And then on the next slides, we just go into a little detail about those changes with increases in salaries Some of them are just due to budget savings from the year before Our benefits met out to about the same, but going back to that one time PERS On-Behalf contribution, that’s taken away, so that’s a decrease, but increases to expenses are the existing PERS increase, and also the healthcare cost increases Next slide And then this just goes into a little more detail about some of the other increases, and million dollars on contracts and services, and our one-time funds are going up slightly Next slide And this is just a graphic breakdown of those expenses Of course, being a education service organization, most of our expenses are salary and benefits You can see it’s just under 90%, salaries and benefits On the next slide, we can see over the last seven years, the percentage salaries and benefits have increased for the most part, or staying close to 90% And then we show some other information for historical purposes The surpluses and deficits, and the ending fund balance, which has increased over several years And the percentage also of fund balance Next slide This just shows graphically the percentage of salaries and benefits that we looked at And you can see for most years, it’s right up there in that 90% range Next slide And this is our multi-year projection The column Tentative Budget for this year is just what we looked at in detail You could see near the bottom there the $14.8 million deficit And then it’s always challenging to project out future years, but we just project out the items that we know of I’ll bring to your attention the deficit projected for the subsequent two years, five million and six million, are significant but we just hope that the recovery from this economic downturn is quick, ’cause if you look at the top, we’re looking at 116 million for apportionment, and the 21/22 assumes that we get back to normal, that we don’t have that 10% cut that we have in this budget So hopefully that’ll happen Going forward to the next slide

There’s definitely challenges up ahead It’s very difficult, even more so than usual, to try to predict enrollment We read about factors where students may have difficulties adjusting to online learning, and then we’re not sure of some university students may come to us I think Board members have mentioned that possibility So there’s forces going both ways with enrollment, but it remains to be seen The pension obligations, the governor’s one-time contributions are definitely helpful, but we’ll see on the next slide over the upcoming years, we get some decreases, like for the upcoming year for STRS But in the long run there’s still increases projected for the upcoming years, for our PERS and STRS contributions The next slide is a couple more challenges that we have to deal with going forward Deficit spending is something we’ve been dealing with, and trying to address We’ve projected smaller deficits before, but this budget has a huge, over $14 million deficit And the federal relief moved by the state have definitely been helpful, but it’s still challenging budget times ahead With the student funding formula metrics, there’s been great efforts by a lot of people throughout the college to improve the metrics, the count for Pell students, the degrees and transfers A lot of great has been done, but it’s unfortunate with the huge cut projected for apportionment that kind of wipes a lot of that great work out The next slide is cash flow We mentioned one of the tools that the state uses when they have a projected deficit is cash deferrals, and that’s been used in the past, and we’ve had to do short-term borrowing in the past, and we’re projected to need to do that about 12 months from now if the apportionment revenue is deferred, as is the current plan So we’ll monitor that closely The next slide We mentioned the tentative budget is based on the May Revise, but the legislator and the governor have come together, and they had different approaches The governor’s approach was to show the cuts in the budget, and his hope was to get federal funding, and then be able to reduce those cuts The legislator’s approach was the opposite – [Vivian] John – [John] Yes – John, I apologize for interrupting you during this– – [John] No, that’s fine – Under the Brown Act, we actually have to adjourn the meeting before midnight, and then have to reconvene shortly after midnight, because the meeting is going into a second day So if you don’t mind, because our tech team has to do a couple of things to prepare, I’m gonna pause you’re presentation, and we’ll pick it up right where you left off – [John] Okay – Are you on, and Dario, and everybody on board, for the adjournment? – [Doug] Does this requirement go away if we go into a third day? – We will see, we’ll find out – [Dario] Yes, yes are – Okay, so Dario and Jackie, I just wanna make sure we’re all on the same page Do you want us, everyone to just remain in this meeting, and then adjourn, and then everybody go on hold for about a minute, and then right after midnight I just reconvene?

– Sure, that works – Okay, nobody actually has to exit? – [Jackie] No – All right, well let’s do that It is 11:59 p.m Today is Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 As stated, because of the Brown Act Rules, we do have to adjourn this meeting, but we will reconvene shortly after midnight If anyone is with us, please stay with us, and we will be right back We’re just gonna take a momentary hiatus Thank you, and we are adjourned – [Doug] Happy New Year – [Vivian] I’m gonna give it another probably 20 seconds or so, for it to go into 12:01 a.m. just to be safe Okay, so good late evening, early morning everyone, it is 12:01 in the morning Today is Thursday, June 25th, and we are continuing with our regularly scheduled Board meeting of Wednesday, June 24th We had to adjourn right before midnight, we are reconvening after midnight We were in the middle of a presentation on the 2020/2021 budget, and we will start right back up where we left off Just for the benefit of the public, we are on item 10.1 of the agenda, and we do have a second closed session at the conclusion of our regular agenda So John, thank you for understanding, go ahead, and you can jump right back in where you left off – [John] All right, and we’re actually at the last slide – [Jackie] Oh, I’m sorry Madam Secretary, did we need to do a roll call again, or no? – [Jackie] Is all in favor? – Did we have to a roll call for a reconvening, or did we need to take a vote? – Could I ask if all in favor? Could I ask? – Sure – [Jackie] Say if there’s a nay? Any objection? – No objections – [Jackie] Thank you – All right, thank you Sorry about that John, I apologize again – [John] Oh, no problem at all And yeah, we’re on the last slide here The first section just notes the legislature’s different approach, which avoids most of the cuts, but relies more heavily on deferrals So they project huge amounts of deferrals The COVID-19 expenses, we’re trying as much as possible to keep track of those expenses The federal CARES Act provided us with seven million for institutional expenses, which we have 12 months to spend, going through to next March The big challenges to try to predict the severity and length of the economic downturn, as we mentioned, multi-year projections are difficult any year, but especially this year going forward There’s a lot of talk about different shapes of recovery A V-recovery would be a down in the graph, and a quick upturn The L.A. Times had an article that it may be more like a Nike swoosh that takes two or three years to recover We just don’t know The state will have more revenue information when they do their August Revise, but we’ll just keep track, and we’ll, of course, know more information as time goes on

Any questions related to the budget? – Does anybody have any questions for John? – Yeah, I have lots of questions, but it’s midnight But let me ask you a couple of them, maybe we’ll cut to the chase of this So John, compared to other years, how reliable is the budget planning that we’re engaged in this year? This is not a scientific answer – [John] Reliable? As we mentioned, the tentative budget, we have to have in place for July 1 And we always know that’s mainly based on the May Revision, and then the June budget gets passed, and that changes The June budget will be what the adopted budget in September is based on And this year, things will be delayed even more than usual We’ll have that August Revision that we don’t normally have, and even after that, the information we get from the state on state revenue will probably be waiting for updates through October – My sense of this is that predicting, given the delay in revenues, given tax revenues to July 15, plus the budget that was just adopted, basically to satisfy a legal requirement that the budget be adopted, is almost meaningless, especially when one side of it says, “Well, we’re gonna hope for and base our budgeting “on what we’re gonna get from the federal government.” And I would not quite bet my house, but say that we don’t have a friend in the White House when it comes to giving us a lot of money to satisfy these things It almost seems like crapshoot in terms of what we’re trying to predict, because we’re really not gonna know I mean, we will obviously be able to do something by the time we have to pass the budget But we don’t even know then I think there will be a lot of outstanding things at that point, is that fair? – [John] Yeah, yeah, definitely None of us know what’s gonna happen with the federal money I’ve heard different speculations Some people have said they thought in a election year, some stimulus would probably come through, but we just don’t know, even if it does, the exact nature I don’t know the figures I heard somebody talk about that the original proposal was for three trillion, and they said maybe something like one trillion will come through It’s huge numbers, when you think of nationwide, but that’s a third of what was the original proposal So we don’t know what that’ll mean as far as what our state legislature’s hoping for, and whether it comes to us with some kind of restrictions or not We just don’t know – The only optimistic, or even semi-optimistic numbers that I’ve heard come from people who made those predictions after the bars opened a couple of days ago So I guess hope springs eternal The SCFF, the Funding Formula, we know for sure that in this budget, 12.9 million, it’s gonna cost us that amount of money Nothing’s a fact in this, but that’s kind of where that, that’s what we’re saying right now, is that right? From your presentation – [John] That’s what’s in our tentative budget The agreement that governor and legislature just approved doesn’t do that cut, it just eliminates the COLA

So the combination of those two things would be a $10 million improvement from our tentative budget But they also increase the deferrals by a huge amount, the deferrals and the legislature’s agreement is we estimated 38 million for us, which is over half of our state apportionment, which should be a huge cash flow problem for us Just about every school district in the state would be in the same boat – That was what I wrote next to deferrals, was that there are these huge cash flow issues, which means that we’re now gonna borrow money, or we’re gonna do stuff that’s gonna cost us more money And to be clear, the budget assumptions in your presentation did not include what it is that we’ve agreed to with the full time faculty, is that right? – [John] That’s correct, right – So if we sum that up, is it a 1% change, is it a 2%? I mean, I’m just trying to get some Because we’re trying to make decisions about what to do with subsequent negotiations And I wonder whether what we’ve now done with the full time faculty, how that influences anything that we will be doing in the future with subsequent negotiations Do you have any sense? – [John] I don’t have it right in front of me I think the agreement we estimated it at about 1.3 million, something like that – Yeah Yeah And the CalPERS STRS stuff, they’re giving us some relief But the trend is clear, and it’s been clear for a long time that we’re gonna be paying more And they kind of backed off of it a little bit now I think not only is it a huge issue, almost right away because they’re requiring us to make it work, to contribute this money I think it goes up to about 2022, or something like that, with these huge numbers But it’s an ongoing problem, and we’re really upside down I don’t just mean Long Beach, but the whole system is really upside down I’ve been really the John Morlock stuff, and I don’t completely buy it, and I understand some reasons why I don’t buy it But at the same time, it’s kind of frightening going forward, because those are ongoing obligations that are just kind of being kicked down the road – [John] Right, yeah But when we project to 22/23, the STRS employee rate is over 17%, and the PERS is over 25% – Yeah, yeah, yeah I don’t think we even have a plan at all, how to get to 25%, or even 17%, because they keep kicking it down the road again, and there’s a point at which this becomes like well, what can you do? You can lay people off – [Sunny] Trustee Malauulu, a point of order, has there been a motion and second for discussion? – No, we don’t need a motion or a second – [Sunny] Isn’t this action? – Yes, but I don’t think – [Sunny] This line of questioning, I’d like to call for the vote – Is there a motion on the floor, because– – [Sunny] I’ll make the motion (muffled speaking) – I think it’s kind of ironic that– (muffled speaking) Questioning – [Jackie] Based on the. (muffled speaking) – [Doug] It has nothing to do with the budget – [Jackie] Nothing – So is there a motion on the floor? Because as I understood it, John Thompson, after he concluded his presentation asked if anyone had questions, which is very customary to the way things are after a presentation

So we are able to ask questions, which is what I believe Trustee Otto was doing But if somebody would make a motion, then we can certainly – [Sunny] Yeah, I made the motion It’s been 15 minutes since Trustee Otto has been asking his live questioning And earlier, I was accused of pontificating, and I don’t see why nobody else is objecting But we just need to move this meeting along We’re on item 10.1, and we’ve got a litany of things to get though – I thought you set the standard Sunny, Trustee Zia Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do? – [Sunny] Excuse me? – [Doug] Nevermind, nevermind – [Sunny] I’m sorry, I can’t hear you Your voice is not clear It’s a quarter after midnight, Trustee Otto – So my last question John is, I thought we were working really hard to get our FTESs up to 20,000 Even this year we had a plan, and we were trying to do that, because we get more money if we’re a big college, or a big district And we just kind of resigned ourselves to being 19,993, or whatever that number was, it’s based on we’re not gonna get that extra money, is that right? – [John] No Being in the Hold Harmless status, we don’t have to worry about that change But the goal is still, and we’re very close to the 20,000 So the goal is still to achieve that And the goal was, once we were out of Hold Harmless, which was coming up very soon, but now Hold Harmless has been extended two more years – Yeah, okay Okay I get that, and by the way, I think Josh and Mike have done a great job in terms of trying to keep us moving in that direction So anyway, those were my questions – Thank you Does anybody else have any additional questions for John? Okay, so this is an action item, and we’ll entertain a motion and a second, either to approve the tentative budget or not – [Sunny] I made the motion, Trustee Malauulu, it just needs a second – Trustee Zia has made the motion to approve the tentative budget, is there a second? – I second it – Trustee Otto seconded, any discussion – By the way, aren’t we required to have a tentative budget by July 1st? – Yes, we are All right, seeing no discussion Madam Secretary, roll call vote please – [Jackie] Jena Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – [Jackie] Virginia Baxter – Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – [Jackie] Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – [Jackie] Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – [Jackie] Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries Moving on to item 10.2, this is a resolution action item, cash flow borrowing from the Los Angeles County Treasurer The recommended action is that the Board of Trustees adopt resolution number 062420C to authorize short-term borrowing of up to 119.9 million from the Los Angeles County Treasurer as submitted I’m entertain a motion and a second – [Doug] So moved – [Ginny] Second – We have a motion and a second on the floor And I have a question, I know Marlene is not here, so John this will go to you Can you very briefly just explain for the benefit of the public and me why we have to borrow $120 million from the County? I know that we see this from time to time, but can you give a very brief explanation? – [John] Sure This is annual item In order to do borrowing, we have this item and the next item, I believe, is interfund borrowing And in order to be able to do that, the Ed Code says we need to pass a resolution before the fiscal year we do that So we do these two resolutions every year Borrowing from the County is something we haven’t done, but it’s just a tool that we wanna have available in case we get into a dire situation The next item, the interfund borrowing, we did do that back in the years after the Great Recession We did have to borrow from our other funds, and do the tran-financing to make sure we could make cash flow, due to the deferrals

– Is there any issue with borrowing from the county given the crazy status of everything now? We can approve it, but can they say, “Sorry, we don’t have the money, or not,” or is that just crazy? – [John] Not that I’m aware of It’s something we haven’t had to do for the past 11 years But I think it’s still an option I haven’t heard of a district being denied, but I just don’t know either way – [Doug] Okay – Thank you very much, I appreciate that We’ve got a motion and a second, any additional discussion? All right, Madam Secretary, roll call vote please? – [Jackie] Jena Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – [Jackie] Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – [Jackie] Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – [Jackie] Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – [Jackie] Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion caries Item 10.3 is another action item This is a resolution cash flow temporary interfund cash borrowing Recommended action, that the Board of Trustees adopt resolution number 062420D to authorize short term borrowing between funds, up to 23.2 million as submitted Is there a motion and a second? – [Doug] So moved – [Ginny] Second – We have a motion by Trustee Otto, second by Trustee Baxter Any discussion? Thank you for the previous clarification, John And roll call vote, please – [Jackie] Jena Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – [Jackie] Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – [Jackie] Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – [Jackie] Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – [Jackie] Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries Item 10.4, another action item Resolution agreement with California Department of Education State Preschool Program The recommended action is that the Board of Trustees adopt resolution number 062420E, authorizing the district to enter into grant agreement, contract number 93192.6, with the California Department of Education as submitted Motion and a second, please? – [Doug] So moved So moved – Wake up, everybody – [Uduak] Second – We’ve got a motion by Trustee Otto, Second by Trustee Ntuk Any discussion? Madam Secretary, roll call vote, please? – Jena Jimenez? – [Jena] Aye – [Jackie] Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – [Jackie] Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – [Jackie] Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries I think we should have had like a stretch break when we had the temporary adjourned (muffled speaking) Item 10.5 is another action item, resolution agreement with California Department of Education for, did I just do that one? – No, you’re right – Department of Education for Childcare, it’s late Recommended action that the Board of Trustees adopt resolution number 062420F, authorizing the district to enter into grant agreement contract number 93192.7 with the California Department of Education as submitted Is there a motion and a second? – [Ginny] So moved – [Doug] Second – [Jena] Second – Okay, I believe that was Trustee Zia with a motion, is that correct? – [Ginny] No, Baxter (muffled speaking) – Trustee Baxter with the motion – [Jackie] And Otto – Second? – Otto – Any discussion? Roll call vote, please – Student Trustee Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – [Jackie] Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries Item 10.6, resolution, liability on worker’s compensation coverage for volunteers This is another action item Recommended action that the Board of Trustees adopt resolution number 062420G, adapting and declaring for the purpose of Worker’s Compensation Liability Insurance That persons authorized to perform volunteer services shall be deemed an employee of the district, as submitted I’ll entertain a motion and a second – [Ginny] So moved – [Doug] Second – We have a motion by Trustee Baxter,

second by Trustee Otto Any discussion? Roll call vote please – Student Trustee Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – [Jackie] Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries Item 10.7, resolution of intent, to resend Siemens as the standard for EMS and DDC equipment And designate Trane as the EMC DDC equipment standard This is an action item Recommended action, that the Board of Trustees adopt resolution of intent number 062420H, authorizing the district to resend Siemens as a standard for EMS and DDC equipment, and designate Trane as the EMC/DDC equipment standard as submitted – Motion and a second please – [Ginny] So moved – We’ve got a motion by Trustee Baxter, a second by Trustee Otto Any discussion? Roll call vote please – Student Trustee Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto – Aye – [Jackie] Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries, item 10.8, institutional membership 2020 to 2021, action item This is a recommended action that the Board of Trustees authorize approval of district institutional memberships from 2020/2021 There is an attachment to the agenda on Board Docs for the benefit of the public, with the listing of our institutional membership I’ll entertain a motion and a second, please – [Ginny] So moved – [Doug And Jena] Second – Motion by Trustee Baxter I believe Trustee Zia seconded, is that correct? – [Sunny] No – [Jena] Student Trustee, sorry – Student Trustee, and then Trustee Otto for the official Roll call vote, any discussion? Roll call vote, please? – Student Trustee Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – [Jackie] Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – [Jackie] Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries Item 10.9, five year construction plan for 2022 to 2026, this is an action item Recommended action, that the Board of Trustees approve the annual submission of the District’s five year construction plan for 2022 to 2026, and authorize the interim superintendent-president of the district to sign the formal documents that authorize action on behalf of the district as submitted Motion and a second please – [Sunny] So moved – [Vivian] Motion– – [Doug] Second – Trustee Zia, second by Trustee Otto, any discussion? Roll call vote, please – Student Trustee Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – Vivian, excuse me Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – [Jackie] Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries, item 10.10, initial project proposals, this is an action item Recommended action, that the Board of Trustees approve the initial project proposals for LAC Building D renovation, and PCC classroom building as submitted Motion and a second please – [Uduak] So moved – We’ve got a motion by Trustee Ntuk, and a second, I didn’t catch that? – Trustee Otto (muffled speaking) Second, any discussion? I have a question, it says PCC Classroom Building, but it doesn’t say which building Is that an intentional omission, or should there be a building designated for that motion? It says on the attachment, “Building IPP.” – [Jackie] I’m trying to open it – Is Walter still with us – Sorry Hi, can you hear me, this is John Duong with BMT Yeah, so that name matches the state name for state funding purposes For whatever reason, that’s how it was written And this IPP is the same IPP that you saw last year, it’s just being rolled over so we hold our spot in line, just in case state funding is available in the future (chattering) – One particular building? – [Ginny] Is that the FF? – Oh, so the building that is actually alluding to is OO

– Got it – [John] Yes – Okay, Madam Secretary, is there a way that that could be amended to say that’s it’s for building OO, because it says for LAC Building B, but then it says PCC Classroom building, but it doesn’t say OO – I was gonna open the attachment that was (muffled speaking) Okay, I will make that note and add that – All right, we’ve got a motion and a second Any additional discussion or question? Okay, roll call vote, please – Student Trustee Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – [Jackie] Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – [Jackie] Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Nay – Motion carries, four-one vote And thank you John for that clarification And that motion carries with the amendment that it will be designated as building OO – Yes – Item 10.11, bond contract award This is another action item, recommended action that the Board of Trustees authorize vice president business services, or designee, to answer into, and execute the bond contract award as submitted Motion and a second? – [Doug] So moved – [Sunny And Uduak] Second – We’ve got a motion by Trustee Otto, second by Trustee Zia Any discussion? Roll call vote please – I’m sorry, could you repeat the motion? Motion by Trustee Zia, second by Trustee Otto – Okay, thank you Student Trustee Jimenez – [Jena] Aye – [Jackie] Virginia Baxter – [Ginny] Aye – Vivian Malauulu – [Vivian] Aye – Uduak-Joe Ntuk – [Uduak] Aye – [Jackie] Doug Otto – [Doug] Aye – Sunny Zia – [Sunny] Aye – Motion carries Item 10.12, the 2019/2020 second and third quarter, labor compliance and community, student workforce participation agreement CSWPA monthly report for the period of October 2019 to March 2020 This is an information item only There are attachments there to the agenda on Board Docs for the benefit of the public And that concludes section 10 on the agenda, which is administrative and business services We are going to section 11 on the agenda, student services 11.1, the CARES Act funds and non-eligible students update So both items under section 11 fall under the purview of Dr. Mike Muñoz, so I will defer to him for 11.1 – Thank you, thank you very much I’ll be brief, I wanna just make sure we provide the Board with an update on the disbursement of our emergency student aid I know there’s been questions about students who were excluded initially by the regulations coming out of the U.S Department of Education, from the CARES Act, and how we responded in support of those students In particular, specifically our dreams And so I’m gonna provide with just a quick update, an oral report on some of that data And so what we’ve been able to do in support of students who were disqualified from receiving care funds, is we’ve leveraged some of our Student Equity and Achievement Program resources to provide emergency student aid, for both our undocumented students, students who may have been disqualified as a result of not meeting SAP requirements, as well as our non-credit students Because as you know, our non-credit students aren’t essentially enrolled in financial aid programs and majors, and so they were excluded as well And so, so far we’ve been able to support roughly about 104 dreamers with direct student aid, and so that means about 104 students received $500 in emergency aid grant We’ve also, for our non-credit students, we’ve been able to support 40 non-credit students with emergency aid awards at $250 each And so that’s been the concentration of some of our efforts Apart from the emergency aid grant model, as you know, we do provide support in access with laptop support, as well as through food, and housing, and securities with some of our additional resources and basic needs So providing students who might have not been eligible to receive CARES Act funding, with access to grocery gift cards, or access to grocery bags through our Viking Vault Grab-n-Go Program And so that’s just kind of a quick summary In terms of our students who are receiving CARES Act resources, we have been successful in awarding close to $3 million in CARES Act funding, so we are approaching the halfway mark of our allocation

We will continue to award emergency aid grants through the summer So we are awarding students who are enrolled in six units or more, that are Pell eligible, with emergency aid grants for the summer as well And so that will leave us a little less than half the allocation that we were initially awarded for fall and then also into spring And so we are on track to disburse all those funds that we’ve received that we’re required to disburse within one year of receipt of funds And so that concludes my report and update on the emergency student aid funds, both through the CARES Act, and for those that are non-CARES Act eligible – Thank you very much And you also have item 11.2, the College to Career Program update Go ahead and take it away, Dr. Muñoz – Thank you I know this item came before the Board last month, and there were some questions, and some additional questions came my way As we know also, there was some significant public comment tonight So I wanna provide the Board with just a brief background of why the decision was made, and the decision was made to get us to the place where, to move the program from the foundation to the college, and then maybe just clarify some of the things, some question the Board may have with regarding the transition So first and foremost, just to communicate with the Board, as stated earlier, some concerns were brought forward to myself about the C2C program specifically And to the concerns that were brought forward, that triggered some conversations with the foundation And so as you know, the C2C program, as well as the College Support Program is considered a foundation program And so I worked very closely with then executive director Elizabeth McCann to kind of start to talk about some of the issues and concerns that came forward One of the issues that came forward was regarding some questions and concerns around services being billed for a particular student who was not, according to the parent, provided services And so from that, working with the foundation, there was a determination to bring a third party to come in and assist us with reviewing the program And so through that third party review of the C2C Program and the College Support Program, out of that came some recommendations and some findings And so there was several issues that were identified in the management of the program, as well as several billing errors, as well as some other issues From there, in conversations at that time with the executive director, many of the issues that needed to be addressed that were identified in the report What was communicated to me is the foundation at that time did not feel they had the capacity to provide the administrative oversight That was really kind of required and needed to address some of those internal controls, and some of those issues that were identified in that review of the program And so then that information was presented at cabinet at the time, with the previous superintendent-president And we had a discussion at cabinet, and at that point it was determined that it made sense to have the program transition over to the college, to the college side of the house, where we could provide that administrative oversight and support That was where there was those gaps that were identified in the review And so essentially, that’s kind of what lead us to this place I definitely want to acknowledge and understand where the C2C staff are coming from I can imagine that this transition is very difficult, and obviously putting myself in anyone’s shoes as well, that’s understandable to have to apply for a position, especially a position that you previously have held for quite some time But I wanna kind of clarify and explain a few things that have transpired And there are things that I’m not saying are out of our control, but essentially when the decision was made to move the program from the foundation to the college, that then put in motion several things And one of the key things was how to transition staff Being that we are a personnel commission district We follow the personnel commission rules And so when we looked for a job description, we went through our personnel commission process to identify a job description that closely align with the roles and responsibilities that were previously being conducted by the educational coaches And so that was determined through our process, working with the personnel commission, that the job descriptions that we’ve identified, although they’re not an exact match, they closely align with the job duties that are being performed by educational coaches And that job description was approved by the personnel commission, as well as those job descriptions

were submitted to the Harbor Regional Center, which through our application process for vendorization, they also approved those job descriptions, and agreed that those job descriptions satisfied and met the roles that they were being required to satisfy And so from there, like I said, that’s essentially how we landed at that particular job description One of the other things I wanna kind of clarify is because this is a position that’s on the district side of the house, many of our positions are written with minimum qualifications, but very rarely does the college hire at the minimum qualification standard That’s just the floor And so, like I said, if you look through min-quals, many of the min-quals, most people who are hired exceed minimum qualifications And so just to give some context, we are in the process of conducting the search, and we’ve identified folks that will be offered positions And just to give you context, of the pool of candidates that we’re looking at to hire into these roles, four have master’s degrees, one is in process of earning their master’s degree, two have BAs, and only one has an AA degree But the one that has AA degree has previous work experience with the C2C program So you can see the caliber of folks that we’re hiring into these roles exceed the minimum qualifications And so I just wanna clarify that as well, that the minimum qualifications are set through our personnel commission, but as we hire into these positions, we’re being very mindful of that And then again, the starting salary range is slightly lower than what was previously a starting salary in the program But just like we have a starting salary range, we have steps and columns And so what we know is the hire part of the range was up to 21.42, which exceeds that minimum step So first step I’m very conscious, as we would be bringing people into the program, that determination of our folks are placed in the salary step, is oftentimes based on your previous work experience So folks with previous work experience supporting students in the C2C program or other like programs, that would be given consideration when we’re placing them in the salary step to make sure that it’s competitive So again, those are just some of the key pieces that I think had questions asked of me, and I wanna kind of clarify So again, in summary, much of the decision that lead us to this place in moving the program from the foundation side to the college side was very much driven by some of the issues that were identified through that third party committee of the program, as well as the foundation at the time communicating that they did not feel they had the capacity to provide the administrative oversight needed to address many of those issues And so that’s kind of what lead us to we’re at And as far as why these particular job descriptions were selected Again, we went through our process of working with the personnel commission and human resources to identify the positions that most closely align with the job duties, as well as we worked with the Harbor Regional Center, and submitted all of those for approval So hopefully that helps answer any questions that folks may have about the program And I’ll stop there, thank you We know it’s late, so thank you for bearing with me – [Sunny] Chair Malauulu, I have some questions – [Ginny] Yeah, I have a question, but go ahead Sunny – [Vivian] Yes, go head Trustee Zia Thank you, Dr. Muñoz – [Mike] Thank you – [Sunny] Thanks Mike, appreciate the background, especially since you referred to history with the former and second director of the foundation, and what lead to this juncture My question is, have we broached the topic with the new foundation executive director? Have we tried to work with Paul Kaminski, rather than taking over? I know the process was underway with our previous superintendent, and a previous executive director of the foundation I’m still not hearing any compelling reasons why we can’t reexamine this, and make sure that we’re not displacing workers who are getting termination notices So I’d like to understand that better, if you can help clarify that for me, and answer those questions – No, thank you, those are really good questions So just to provide some context, the decision to move the program took place prior to the arrival of Paul Kaminski So that was kind of underway when he arrived The conversations that have occurred with Paul

have really actually been around advocating for the extension of the program So we actually, on the contract, was approved at the last Board meeting And yesterday, we had a meeting with Harbor Regional Center, and so we’ve gotten approval to execute the agreement with a start date of July 1st Paul has brought forward some repress from the staff, as well as some of my team as well, making recommendations that we considered delaying the transition of the program to the middle of August, so that we don’t create any disruption while the students are in summer school Obviously, that recommendation was supported by myself, and my team as well, and we had conversations with the Harbor Regional Center about delaying that But as far as having a conversation with Paul in terms of not moving the program over to the college side of the house, that didn’t occur, because again, the determination to move the program had already decided at the cabinet with our previous superintendent-president supporting that decision So that was not something that was explored with Paul – [Sunny] So you’re saying we can’t reexamine that, since we have a new interim superintendent-president? Is that something we can explore? – I wouldn’t know at this point, given the fact that agreement has already been executed I don’t know if I’d have the authority to answer I think at this point– – [Sunny] Okay Maybe someone else can help answer that, because we have new players, and I think it’s worth looking at Especially with the amount of objections we’ve gotten on this Just to make sure that we’re really supporting our students, and our most vulnerable students and disabled students – No, Trustee Zia I haven’t talked to Paul directly about it, but we communicated a little bit I think one of the biggest concerns, and I think it’s a valid concern, is that a program like this has some responsible and pretty specific administration, and has got all the things that we do here at the college in terms of our invoicing, our tracking and monitoring, and such The foundation isn’t really set up to do those kinds of things I’m not vested one way or the other right now, but I do think it’s better for the program, ultimately, to be part of the college The foundation is not set up to run programs like that I think under the purview of Dr. Muñoz, in that area, will be able to do the things that we should be doing, tracking and monitoring, and making sure that the services that are rendered are actually rendered, and that we can account for that And I think ultimately we’ve got resources also at the college that will be able to help the students, if they’re isolated in the program and the foundation I’m not saying that that wasn’t good, and they didn’t get services, but we’re a large college with extensive services that those students can take advantage of – [Sunny] I understand that it was under the foundation for how many years? And we’ve had quite a number of student workers in that program that may be displaced and at risk, and it’s concerning to me These folks, that’s their only source of income as students – Look, just to share some context, and I know that not everybody in public comment chose to apply that picture comments When the position during the process that was open, we did have two existing program staff members choose to apply I said we’re getting close to the point, we’re finalizing this process, so I don’t wanna over-speak here But I think for those that chose to apply, it will work out for them Now there was individuals that chose not to apply, and so that’s a different situation But for those staff members that did apply to move over into the program, that is not going to be an issue for them to be able to transition and continue with the program And so I just want to hopefully maybe put your mind at ease – [Sunny] How long was this with the foundation, under the foundation? – I believe since 2011, I’d have to double check, so please don’t quote me on that – [Sunny] It’s almost 10 years and it was working, they had the capacity to run it So I guess it’s a little bit confounding to me how we’re saying they can’t run the program now, based on some previous issues

that it seems like we can resolve I’m just of the mindset, if it’s working, it’s not broken, do we have to address it and fix it? It’s been a very thriving program for the foundation – [Ginny] Sunny, I have some questions too, and it seems like you’re philosophizing – [Vivian] Trustee Baxter, go ahead – [Ginny] Okay, just a couple of things First of all, I’m glad to hear that you’re delaying until mid-August But is the same person who is running the program now going to be the person who’s running the program when the district takes it over? – So currently we have Alison Brown serving – [Ginny] Right, I didn’t wanna say her name, but go ahead, yeah – Yeah, ’cause that’s public information, right? She’s the current director We will go through a process to hire a director for the program, and at this point I can’t say whether it will be her or not, because we’re going through a process But obviously, she’s been our current director, and we would hopefully encourage her and see, and wanna support her application in applying But at this point I can’t really speak to that, because we’re not that far along in this process – [Ginny] Okay, secondly, why were these people not hired as professional experts? – Why they were not hired as professional experts? – [Ginny] Yes, like you hire coaches for the football team – Sure I’m gonna weigh in a little bit, and I may defer to So let me kind of share what my understanding is When we started these conversations, we engaged initially in working with human resources And our first person we were working with at the time was Caroline before her leave And so us working with Caroline, it was kind of in having conversations and really looking at job duties, it felt like duties closely align more with this particular job description, which falls under our collective bargaining agreements, as well as the personnel commission And I think probably the desire was because these were going to be ongoing positions where some of the professional experts are seasonal You kind of come in and out The thought was that we would not, at this position, because it really is an ongoing 12-month position, it fell under the personnel commission, on the set of job descriptions And so I think that’s kind of why we landed there I think we did not, I’ll just be really blunt, we didn’t wanna seem like we were circumventing the contract, or circumventing the personnel commission processes I mean, that’s kind of why we landed where we landed And again, that was through support and guidance with human resources – Okay, who did the study? Was it an outside expert? – Yes, so we work with Bob Rapoza’s office, and I think Bob may still be on the line So I don’t know who the individual was, I never met the individual But the idea was, because some of the concerns that were identified had fiscal implications, let’s just say, that they brought in an individual to come in and review the program, who has experience in auditing programs – Okay Who paid for that? – I’m not sure, I would have to direct that question to Bob So Bob, are you on the line– – [Bob] I am – [Mike] I’m not sure of the funding, if that came from the foundation side, or the college side for– – I’m telling you, there isn’t money in that program for this, and that’s why I’m asking if the district the paid to have an expert do the study – [Bob] So Ginny, what we did at the time was, I was transitioning from being the internal audit manager to my current position I normally would have done the study, but instead we brought back Paddy Davis, who was the former director – No, I know who Patty Davis is Okay, and what does your expertise to deal with a program that deals with disabled students? So was she only looking at things, from a fiscal point of view? – [Bob] Right, she was looking at things from a fiscal and contractual point of view She was reviewing the transactions that were taking place The backup that was being provided, because the initial complaint revolved around services being billed that were never received So that was the initial cause of it And then from there, we also took a look at business practices, which lead to a series of recommendations including restructuring the program, and bringing it under the district – I think this is fascinating, because in all the time that I ran this program,

we never had such an allegation made – Ginny, can I ask you a question, if you don’t mind? I know that this is an information item only, but I took a particular interest, only because I happen to know the person who initiated the audit We will all get copies of that audit, I requested them last week You signed, and you entered into an agreement to take this program in 2011 Did the executive Board of the foundation approve that? – No, that is an excellent question – ‘Cause I was looking for minutes on that, and I could never find any minutes that showed that the executive director approved that I did find a contract that you signed to take over that program, but there was no executive board of the foundation approval No minutes – You’re probably right, Vivian But I have to tell you, you’re implying that the executive committee applied every contract I mean, we had contracts for grants, they probably didn’t approve the Goldman Sachs They just never were approved – So that means that you entered into a contract, and I’m only thinking about this Board I think about our Board That would be like Lou Anne Bynum entered into a contract without her bosses approving it Because basically, you’re the executive director, and you answer to a Board So if you’re entering into contracts, and the Board is not approving it, they don’t know about it So let me ask you a couple more questions, ’cause this was brought up – Which by the way, they did know about it, but anyway – Okay, well I couldn’t find any minutes, and I looked So another question that I have, and this is nothing on you, I just wanna understand the process So as my understanding, and correct me if I’m wrong, but my understanding is that the foundation’s job is to raise money, right? Their job is simply to raise money Do they run– – No Their job is to support the college – Correct, but they’re raising money Do they run any other program, like a DSPS program? Because I would think that a program that serves students would best fall under the district, under student services Keep everything tight, keep everything in house So I don’t know if the foundation actually runs another student service– – Well, they run the scholarship program, and they pay for it – Is that like student support services, like something DSPS, or EOPS, one of those categorical type of programs, or is that just– – Well, yeah, it’s a division under the student services – Distributing money, okay And then the other question that I wanted to know, because I did ask this question with the audit So the audit was conducted for only one fiscal year, 2018/2019, just one year, and the independent auditor found a multitude of mistakes in one year – After I left – Hours that were reported, hours that were not, services that were billed, people that were overpaid There was no justification of time So it blew my mind that this one year audit exposed so many problems, and I wanted them to actually to an audit going back to 2011 But the issue was funding, they said here’s no point, there’s already a new change, there’s a transition, and it was actually the recommendation of the audit The last paragraph of the audit, the independent auditor, it’s just like when we have an accreditation The independent auditor actually recommended that this program go to the district, that the foundation was not qualified, did not have the proper support staff, did not have the background to run a program for DSPS students So the recommendation of the Independent auditor was that this program go to the district, where they do have sufficient staff They also found some additional problems in the audit in terms of some of the employees being 1099 This is a little bit over my head, but these were independent contracted employees that the foundation ended up having to absorb, which put the foundation in a position of liability, having them have to pay these employees health benefits So the 15% that you were getting off the top for running this service, actually was going to paying for health services So there was really very little net gain Whereas the district already has the insurance, and the health benefits And I think that all the wonderful people who submitted

the public comments earlier, several hours ago I’ve read ’em, because we received copies of their printed comments I think they’re fantastic I would encourage all of them to apply, because some of them said how much they loved the job A few of them said how much they loved the students I did write down some comments that I felt were a little questionable that I’m gonna follow up on, because one person made a comment, and it just kinda. (muffled speaking) But that’s different But they can all apply If they loved the job so much, they’ll actually have more job security, they’ll actually have better opportunity working for the district And the previous executive director, the current executive director, they have an opportunity to apply for a program that I think, and I’m going out on a limb here A few months from now, we’re gonna get an updated report, and let’s see how things have improved I know that Dr. Mike Muñoz, when he took over student services, he had done, and again, we’re talking about personnel issues here But you had a lot of messes, and a lot of fires to clean up Ad there was resistance, because people were used to a certain way of things being done, and people were used to Everybody had status quo mentality You went in there, you shook things up You changed it, you cleaned things up And within six months you were giving us reports of how much student financial aid was being disbursed that hadn’t been claimed You were giving us information about other student support services that you run I can’t wait to see you do the same thing for the C2C program So I’ve taken a particular interest to this, because, like I said, Dr Romali and I were walking, well, I didn’t say it, but one of the speakers said Dr. Romali and I were walking on campus, she happened to be there, and she called her, and next thing you know, she’s Diana Chavez Fipel, who did submit a comment She’s a strong advocate for her daughter She’s the reason why we had the audit, because her daughter, as a client, was being billed for services that were never rendered She hadn’t even been accepted into the program So this is a problem that’s been going on I wish we can audit it back to 2011 I wanna see an audit back to 2011 Unfortunately, we only have one year’s worth of an audit But again, everybody who is asking for They can reapply And if they are as qualified as they are, and they have the background, and the experience, why wouldn’t they be hired? And why wouldn’t they want to improve on the program? And why wouldn’t they want to strengthen it? So anyway, that’s just my opinion, Ginny, and then you and I can have – Let me just respond to– – Another conversation about it some other time – That program was audited by Guzman & Gray And that’s why I’m telling you the executive committee knew about it Because one member of the executive committee questioned the Harbor Regional Program So it was audited while I was there You just said it didn’t have an audit Did have an audit by an accounting firm – [Sunny] Can I just ask, the audit that Trustee Malauulu is referring to, what year was that? – I’m gonna say that was conducted in, I think around June 2019 Go ahead Bob, do want to in? – [Bob] Well, you got it right on the nose, Mike It was June 2019, and it covered the fiscal year of 2018 to 19 – [Sunny] Okay Is it appropriate for us to disclose the student’s name that was the, brought up issues? I mean, is that a matter of public information? – Disclose the student name, I disclosed the parent who submitted a statement – [Sunny] Okay, sorry I thought– – [Vivian] It was the parent – [Sunny] Even the parent, is that even appropriate for us? – She submitted under public comment – [Sunny] Okay, I got you – [Vivian] Submitted under public comment – And then one last thing, and then I promise I’m through Has anybody thought about the fact, if these people file for unemployment with the foundation, it’s gonna cost them a lot of money – That’s a great point, and that’s another reason Now listen, I don’t wanna speak for Paul Kaminski, or Liz McCann I would never do that I invite every single person right now, I’m looking at this screen, there are 25 participants, plus however many are tuning in watching at home I can’t imagine anybody tuning in right now, but for 52 people watching from home I invite the 25 participants and the 52 viewers to contact both Paul Kaminski, the current executive director of the foundation, and Liz McCann, the previous executive director, and ask them

Because I did, I asked them, “Do you want this program under the foundation? “What are the benefits, what are the disadvantages?” Now, I’m not gonna tell you what they said, but I am gonna tell you there tends to be an agreement that a student support services for DSPS should fall within the purview of the district, that it should not be with the fundraising body of the college that’s there to raise money They’re not equipped to cover it I understand there was a different audit that was done Ginny, I don’t know if it’s the same audit that you’re referring to, but there was another audit I was the trustee who was represented As vice president of the Board, I actually attended those executive committee meetings for the foundation So I was there, and I asked questions This was all happening around the same time I was the representative of the Board from 2017 to 2019 And I attended all but one meeting There’s only one meeting that I couldn’t attend, and I went to every single meeting I have a copy, I asked the questions, and the general consensus is that this program should belong to the district The district didn’t want it at the time, I don’t know, it doesn’t matter But at the time where they were approached, they didn’t have the manpower, they didn’t have the organization, they didn’t have the vision of the potential And one person did, and one person thought it was a great program, and we should do it, and I agree I think it is a great program I think the college missed a great opportunity to have this program from the start And then you had it, which was great, and then things happened The program grew It evolved, and the adequate support for students, and then there were discrepancies, and things happened So fortunately, I’m always afraid when I think of all the people who don’t speak up, who don’t advocate, who don’t know to open up statements and read Fortunately, we have one parent of one of our students who does check her mail, who does read, who does ask questions And next thing you know, we go down a rabbit hole that we can’t control And it was because of her that somebody said, “You know what, “we need to look into this a little bit more.” I don’t know whose idea it was to conduct the audit, but whoever that person, we appreciate that Because if there’s a problem, we need to fix it Now, I understand the people who were working in that department, that was their job They had a good thing going It’s not fair to them that they don’t know that they’re out of compliance, or things are happening It’s above their pay grade, and they don’t understand, they’re not privy to that So I understand the insecurity that they face But reapply, things will be better, it will be done right And hopefully the same people who professed to loving the job and caring about the students, and they’re not doing it for the wrong reasons, hopefully they’ll be the same people who maintain, stay in the same position – [Sammy] Trustee Malauulu, did you say that you talked to Paul Kaminski, and he’s not supportive of keeping it in the foundation? ‘Cause that was my question, and I don’t think either– – I spoke to Paul Kaminski today, which was on a Wednesday – [Sunny] Okay – Spoken to Liz McCann a few times in the past few months, when the audit was happening, I called out to her, because she was there when the problems started But what I did say, is that I don’t wanna speak for them What I did say is that I invite everybody who’s in this meeting, and everybody viewing at home to ask them – [Sunny] That’s a good question, that was my question for staff, is that, can we ask them, and then come back to the Board, so that we know where they stand on new leadership? That was pretty much where I was going at, but I don’t hear that that’s been done So maybe we can provide that information, get answer on that front– – I was actually under the impression that Paul was going to be submitting a statement to Lou Anne For whatever reason, it didn’t happen, but I was lead to believe that there would be a statement Lou Anne said she didn’t receive one, I don’t know what happened But I mean, it’s not a secret, I’m not doing anything– – [Sunny] No problem, I think it’s a valid point Let’s give him the opportunity, and just move on from this item if it’s okay with the Board, and get this point of information for the benefit of the Board or the public And if they don’t really wanna do this, that just settles it – Yeah, I agree with you, and I wish that we had a statement from him, as I was told that we would But maybe we’ll get something We could get something post, right Lou Anne? If you receive something, you’ll share it with the Board?

– Yes – [Sunny] I don’t know if you can follow up – I’ll talk with him tomorrow – [Sunny] Thank you, I appreciate that – [Lou Anne] The entire Board – [Sunny] And I really appreciate the discussion you guys, and the background and history that I wasn’t aware of, both Ginny, and Vivian, and Mike Mike, you were trying to say something, I’m sorry – No, I don’t wanna interrupt you at all I just wanna kinda just remind the Board and clarify that the Board did take action at the last Board meeting and ratified the contract between HRC and the district We’ve already entered into an agreement with them So I don’t know exactly where that leaves us in terms of response-ing, but at this point, that has already been ratified and approved – [Sunny] Yeah, but we can relook at it, if there’s amplified there, but it doesn’t sound like there is So let’s just confirm that – Okay, one thing I wanna say before we do move on the agenda, is I would like to thank the foundation And the reason why I didn’t do this at the main meeting, is because I knew that there still had to be one more meeting pending between the district and the Regional Occupational Center So I didn’t wanna speak too soon, and I wanted to make sure that everything happened as was expected But I do wanna ake an opportunity to thank the foundation for the nine years that they did run this program I would like to thank the foundation and the, I’m hesitant to use the word employees, because I know that there were some classification issues there But to the staff of the C2C program for their service And in no way is the district turning its back on you In no way are we not grateful for your service We understand that some of you were very committed to your jobs, and you loved your jobs And likewise with the foundation for the support that they did provide And I know that at times, it was probably I was there, I was in those foundation meetings, so I heard the commentary back and forth, and I saw the line item on the budget, and I asked the questions So I know that it was at times labor-intensive So I would just like to say thank you to the foundation, the C2C staff And Dr. Muñoz, I’d like to thank you, because I know that this was something that you inherited, and I know that you had to roll up your sleeves, and kind of get to work So I’m looking forward to a report back from you I don’t know how much time you’ll need, maybe six months to come back to the Board, and give us an update on the changes and the transition Thank you very much All right, so we’re gonna move on to item 12 on the agenda, this is reports 12.1, academic senate president – Good evening On behalf of the Academic Senate, I would like to congratulate the graduates who earned their associate degrees and certificates in the 2019/2020 academic year I would like to thank Dr Alisia Kirkwood and her team for the development and coordination of the cap and go activity, and the virtual commencement program The unsung heroes continue to be the dedicated, and talented communications team, in particular, Stacey Toda, Jerome Thomas, and Cimille Walton, who coordinated the videotaping of speeches and promoted activities throughout the LBCC community, and the surrounding cities Challenging times call for creative solutions, and I truly believe that LBCC rose to the occasion It was clear from the student, faculty and staff feedback that graduates felt celebrated and honored Well done Three cheers to the Curriculum Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Wendy Koenig, for working with faculty to develop, write, and submit over 200 individual distance education addendums, with another 150 waiting to be approved Working in consultation with Dr. Kathy Scott, executive vice president of academic affairs, Michelle Grimes-Hillman, Dean of academic services, and Kenna Hillman, associate dean of academic affairs, we will be able to file the comprehensive reports required by the chancellor’s office, to ensure that the courses we have transitioned from face-to-face to online maintain the standard of excellence LBCC is known for A Herculean task that deserves a huge round of applause Congratulations to Trisha Wilging, who has been selected as the new SLO coordinator One of our newer faculty members who I had the pleasure of working with when I served as FPD coordinator She’s a reading professor, and served on the curriculum committee She and her team of peer reviewers will be working with departments to close the loop on student learning outcomes, and meet accreditation standards As the college moves from the COVID response team meetings to focusing our efforts on being able to, when appropriate, repopulate the campus,

Lou-Anne Bynum, our interim superintendent-president has assembled an effective, collaborative, and well-versed shared governance work group It has been a pleasure to meet weekly, tackle issues, think out of the box for solutions, share resources, be proactive and visionary This is what makes LBCC great The selfless collaboration across all of the on-campus constituencies to keep student success at the forefront During my tenure at Long Beach City College, there had been a handful of role models who have greatly influenced me both personally and professionally One of those individuals was Dr. Mary Williams When I began my faculty assignment in counseling, Dr. Williams shared the Counseling Department head duties with Diana Ogimachi She lead by example, was a strong advocate for the academic senate, and was instrumental in the creation of the faculty union She was elegant, thoughtful, fun-loving, and a friend for over 35 years Dr. Williams passed away two weeks ago The family is requesting donations to support our homeless student efforts She will be missed, but not forgotten This concludes my report – Thank you very much, Jeri Item 12.2, Classified Senate president – Hello So recently we had elections I’d like to mention the continuing and new members of the Classified Senate Council President is me, you have one more year to deal with me Vice president and new to this position, but not new to the council, is Sundee Dominguez, back lab coordinator Treasurer, continuing with us is LaTonyua Harden, the college’s travel coordinator Secretary, completely new to the council is Polise Smith, who is the admin assistant for visual and media arts Our communication coordinator is Alexis Redmond, she’s the instructional lab coordinator with learning and academic resources at LAC And for senators, area one continuing with us, is Liz Gallardo, the instructional lab coordinator for learning and academic resources at PCC Area two, continuing his current term with us is Ben Chase He was the financial aid specialist Area three, also continuing with us, Ariane Le, lead library technician for the PCC library Area five, Chrysallis Baldonado is continuing her term as well She’s the admin assistant with the library Area six, completely new to the council is Stephanie Bengalis, the interpreter services coordinator with the disabled student services Area seven, continuing is Jimmie Flowers Area eight is Anne Engel I heard we talk about weekly communication and connection events, which have been very successful, three times a week Coffee Mondays, Tech Tuesdays, and Wellness Wednesdays, they’ve been interesting, fun, and valuable times to talk, interact and learn new things, have low-stress conversations So on Monday, June 2nd, we were very glad that we have these weekly events scheduled, and the Zoom links were all set up Of course, we didn’t follow the plan programs, but we had instead a number of heartfelt, emotional, meaningful conversations People spoke freely, and we learned so much from everybody, but especially the stories of our African American colleagues So during the series challenges we have been experiencing in the last three months, and through what has occurred in the last few weeks, we were so grateful, we were so gratified, that the relationship between the constituency groups is strong We stand together with the classified union, the academic senate, and the faculty union in helping the college meet the continuing challenges we will be faced with in the near future It’s 1:20 in the morning I didn’t look at the clock until just now So thank you very much – Thank you so much, yes it is C.C, 01:20 in the morning Okay we’re going to item 12.3, this is for the Board of Trustees Anybody care to do a report? – Well, I have a report naturally – All right – Okay, I will say all this very quickly, but then I would like to adjourn the meeting in memory of Dr. Mary Williams, who Jeri already talked about And also to Coach Jim Murphy has passed away So here’s my report – Baxter? – [Ginny] Yes – If I may also, John Hauck passed away recently – Oh thank you, I’m sorry thank you

John Hauck from the Electrical Department Thank you, I had it written down, and I didn’t look at it Okay, and then Jackie, I will send you the spellings on all these after I’m done So on May 28th, I attended the Todd Cancer Institute Advisory Board meeting Also that same day, Congresswoman Judy Chu spoke on behalf of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi Program She was very interesting, I thought we were very, very fortunate to have her speak to our campus On May 29th, we had the Honor’s Reception, and also the ASP virtual award ceremony On June 6th, Long Beach Rotary Scholarship celebrated the graduating scholarship recipients On June 4th, attend the Long Beach City College Foundation Executive Committee On June 6th, American Association University Women’s Meeting On the 8th I was also interviewed for the feasibility study for the 100th anniversary fundraising campaign for the foundation Then, I have trouble reading It must be ’cause it’s 1:30 On June 10th, attended the student success presentation I thought this was really well done virtually All these virtual things were excellent Commencement on the 12th, and I want to call out Alyssa, the ASP President, who did a wonderful job as MC And Bolie Mitchell, who was an outstanding valedictorian, and oh very inspiring, the choir who sang, Chef T I knew Chef T, but I did not know his story, and he was a great alumni speaker, and a wonderful encourager to the students, and also he loves Long Beach City College And then finally Jena Jimenez who wrapped up the program and did a very, very nice job And I can’t even read what this says So that’s the end of my report, and we are adjourning in memory of John Hauck, Mary Williams, and Jim Murphy – Thank you very much, Trustee Baxter Anybody else wanna contribute a board report? – [Sunny] I just wanna thank staff for doing such a spectacular job for commencement, the virtual commencement It was so well done, and I’m so proud of all of you, and our students Our student trustee, our ASP, student president, everyone You were amazing, I thoroughly enjoyed it Thank you so much for all the effort you put into it Congratulations to all our students – [Vivian] Thank you Trustee Zia Trustee Otto, Trustee Ntuk, do you have any board reports? – Sure, I will also be brief But the first question I have is, I watched Ginny give her report, and it’s like on campus, but it’s daylight Is it daylight out? – I have special powers – Okay, okay So I too not only enjoyed watching the graduation, but I watched it twice, ’cause it was so moving And I thought that everybody did a spectacular job, in a tough time I will share a little story with you, and that is that I’m getting calls from Avalon, or I got calls from people in Avalon, which I represented, is in my district And they wanted a real graduation They had arranged to do it at the casino, which is 1,000 seats and there were only 35 graduates And I couldn’t get Long Beach Unified to return a call about that, and my wife commented that she thought that maybe And by the way, the movement to change the name of Woodrow Wilson High School, because he was such a racist and, and a new genesis My wife opined that she believed that I might be one of the, the only person to be impeached before he took office at the Long Beach Unified (muffled speaking) Anyway I’m worried about these meetings I don’t think that we can make good decisions

after about 10 o’clock at night And that means, do we have to manage them, we have to figure out a way to do it It’s collectively our responsibility We go off I don’t know what the solution is, but I think we need to think about it, and talk about it, because I guarantee you that there aren’t very many people that are still watching us Probably, thank God It’s really important that we get tasks to do, we get ’em done We show each other respect We don’t spin off in lots of directions And as you’ve heard me say a number of times, our problem is us We’re not functioning as a board, we’re functioning as a bunch of individuals We had such a great opportunity tonight with the stuff that Uduak put on the agenda to take that ball and run with it And we started to, and then all of a sudden we were off in other places, and the momentum was lost And I hope and trust that the momentum won’t be lost permanently, because this is important work, and we can really do it, and we can do it together as a Board and show people that this is really important to us And by the end of the meeting I almost forgot that we were mad at the beginning Again, thank you Uduak for the foresight and the work that you put into that But it’s 1:30, I think I have to be in court in Alhambra at 8:30 tomorrow morning, and I’m trying to remember the name of my client So I’m not gonna make this last, and then oh yeah, we have a second closed session So I’m gonna stop, but let’s think about how we can do this better Thank you – Thank you Trustee Otto Trustee Zia, Trustee Ntuk, do you have any reports that you’d like to share? – [Sunny] I shared my remarks, Vivian I think it’s very late, we should move on – Trustee Ntuk I think we have man down, man down Before I go into my report, I just wanted to Trustee Otto, I agree with you I’m a little concerned myself Last month’s meeting adjourned at 1:04 in the morning, right now it’s 1:30, we still have a second closed session I think a lot of the questions that trustees ask could and should be asked in advance to staff when the agenda is released on Thursday I think there’s plenty of time to email staff Friday, Saturday, Sunday, even Monday I know that sometimes, by the time you get to the Board meeting day, staff already has its hands full addressing other issues that have come up So that’s one way that we shorten the length of the time of the meeting And I proposed having two meetings a month, so that we can break up our agenda We have a very hefty agenda, and I proposed having maybe two three hour meetings a month, which is a lot better than having one ridiculously long eight or nine or meeting a month But that was not supported by the Board So if our meetings continue in excess of eight hours, then I think we should consider shutting We don’t have to have some of these reports twice a month We can break up our agenda to two three hour meetings, or two four hour meetings And then we can take care of the business of the college that way But anyway So let me just begin with my report On Friday the 29th, all of this is done remotely All of this is via Zoom I was with the Honor’s Program, the Honor’s Banquet, and also the ASB Banquet Congratulations to Honors Transfer students and Dr. Jeff Wheeler, and also the ASB banquet that evening I agree, Alyssa did a great job running that banquet On Sunday May 31st, my oldest daughter and I participated in the first of four protests that we participated in in Downtown Long Beach That was the one that was actually on the news later that night When we were there, it was peaceful, it was great

I saw several LBCC students I actually took some pictures, but I wasn’t able to upload them And Dario, by the time I remembered it was too late, and I didn’t wanna do that to you But I did take some pictures with some LBCC students down on Ocean during that protest, and I was so happy to see some of our LBCC students participating in this On Monday, June 1st, my family and I participated in some of the cleanup, both in the west side and in downtown Long Beach, because some of our neighborhood business were looted So I think it’s important to acknowledge the work that the community has done in terms of trying to mitigate the problems that resulted from the peaceful protest And it wasn’t the peaceful protestors who were the ones looting On Friday, June 5th, I’m very proud to report that I watched on television the protest that Long Beach City College students organized from the LAC Campus to the Lakewood Sheriff Station And I was very happy to see that some of our students were interviewed They were articulate, they shared a good message, and it made me really proud to know that these were our students there that were taking leadership and running that, really good job On Saturday, June 6th, there were two protests Saturday morning, my union, ILWU coordinated a protest in San Pedro And then that afternoon, we participated in a protest in Carson, which is my hometown And again, everything was peaceful None of the protestors or organizers were involved in any of the ruckus that fortunately took over our news On Friday, June 12th, fantastic job with commencement My family and I watched it, and then I went back with some of my kids’ friends and watched the valedictorian and our keynote speaker address, just those two, because I was so moved And let me tell you, the second time around was just as good as the first time And I really want to commend the commencement team We did an outstanding job I’m so proud of them The virtual commencement was just fantastic, it was heartfelt I love seeing all the different testimonies from all the different employees who got together, and seen their large Zoom pictures on there What an amazing, just amazing show of teamwork and comradery Thank you for that, it was fantastic Friday, June 19th, Lou Anne Bynum and I spent several hours on a Zoom call with the Trustee fellowship symposium, which was supposed to be down in South Orange County We had homework assignments, which we’ve already worked on, and we were able to discuss some of the issues facing our college and our leadership And one takeaway that I got from that symposium, a fellow trustee made remark saying that leadership matters And I agree with her in a sense that we set the tone, and we set the culture of the college and the district And the climate that is fostered comes from the top, so I just wanted to share that with you And then also on Friday, June 29th, I just wanna share June 19th, I wanna share, with it being Juneteenth, that the ILWU, my union, actually shut down the West Coast We shut down all 29 ports in Oregon, Washington and California as a show of solidarity with African Americans, and in celebration of Juneteenth And I’m very proud to work for a union that has always been on the forefront of social justice And it took a lot But to shut down 29 ports for eight hours during the day shift of Friday, June 19th, was a really big deal And I hope that others understand that it’s more than just words, it’s also action And this in closing with my report, I just want to congratulate the class of 2020 You did it, I know that it was a difficult semester for everyone, but you graduated And for those of you that would like to come back, I know the opportunity is there, if you wanna walk across the stage next year And if you don’t, if you’re ready to move on, then power to you, and you definitely have our blessing So thank you everybody And before we close, and I just wanna wish everybody, and I know we still have a second closed session, but I wanna wish everybody a great summer, a relaxing summer I hope that you have an opportunity to rest, and relax, and recover, because we’re gonna need you when we start back up in August There’ll be some changes coming down the pike,

and some meetings to coordinate events, but we want all of you to have a happy, safe, productive summer And hopefully we will begin some normalcy So that concludes my report Is there any report in section 12.4 of the agenda, Trustee Committees? Anything on that? Okay, and 12.5, future reports? Any requests? Okay, so item 13, section 13 on the agenda, I understand that we do have three comments on non-agenda items Board secretary Jackie Hann will be reading out those comments for us – [Jackie] I have six comments – Oh six, okay – Yes I hope I can stay awake and see Okay the first one, the person has asked not to state her name, and her statement is regarding increase of working while working remotely for classified– – Excuse me, wait Excuse me, can we do that? – [Jackie] Yes, by law you do not have to provide your name – Okay – Okay But we ask, and if they comply, it’s wonderful But they do not “In my position, my workload has increased in several ways “First through student interactions, “the ability to communicate with students “is a lot more challenging while working remotely.” I’m sorry, I’ll put my video on “Each interaction is much more time-consuming “Often an exchange that would take two to three minutes “now involves many emails over several hours “to ensure they have a clear indication “of what they need to do “Also, my position has recently been moved “from the front desk area, “when we are in the office in person, “to allow my workload to be completed without interruption “I am now helping full-time students via email, “phone calls, and chatting via front-desk “chat to triage students’ needs “Often we have multiple students messaging at once “So my assigned task must be delayed “Also, many of my tasks have “become much more time-consuming “Monthly meetings I am assigned to take notes, “that have become weekly meetings “Notes must be generated and distributed back out “on a much quicker turnaround “Also communicating of assignments of faculty and staff “has become much more and more time consuming, “as I am tracking signatures and responses, and entry “for dozens of faculty members as well as students “Being at the mercy of the speed of others “to respond to my request in their inboxes “slows down all my processes as well.” This statement is from Layla Brada, and she is in the Life Science Department I don’t know if it’s a question, or just a concern, but I’m just going to read it, it’s very short Topic, classified employee input about working from home “I have been required to work “on campus four days this month, “and I have been told I would be required to work “on campus during the following months, “but I have not been told how many days each month, “or for how many months.” Elizabeth Gallardo, an instructional lab coordinator “Thinking into the future and beyond our current situation, “it’s essential that we shine a spotlight “on those who are going above and beyond “at Long Beach City College, and to bring attention “to our well-deserved Classified staff “of the heavy lifting they have done “during this unprecedented time “Classified Union E-Board has asked us, “the Classified staff, to share our remote work experience “highlighting how we helped and supported “fellow colleagues, faculty, administrators and students “during this time “We have faced unique challenges “in adjusting to remote working, during this health crisis, “with some of us even being designated “as essential staff to remain on campus “to help with day-to-day operations “that are critical to our function “and delivery of services “I would like to highlight the outstanding work done “by classified staff “in the multi-disciplinary success center, “and tutoring center, at both LAC and PCC “They have helped maintain the same level “of quality service online as they did in person “for our students “With our imperfect workspaces and managing, “facilitating and collaborating at a distance, “we have assisted students with accessing tutoring,

“supplemental learning assistance, “and basic adult education “In a collective effort, here are some of the amazing “work we did during the spring semester “We, the classified staff, “of the Multi-disciplinary success center, “and tutoring center have scheduled “650 tutoring appointments with students, “scheduled 400 embedded tutoring appointments “with the help of 29 embedded tutors “Scheduled 561 tutor-lead supplemental learning assistance, “follow-up sessions for students “All of these appointments were also back-logged “to keep record of our sessions “Provided tutoring for 150 subjects “with an additional 15 subjects that were added “to being tutored online, “that were not requested before in person “Received and sent over 1,000 emails “on behalf of tutoring “Received and sent 3,123 emails “on behalf of supplemental learning assistance, “questions about online services, “and our basic adult education program “Answered 458 phone calls for tutoring, “along with the 66 Google Voice text messages “Trained tutors’ additional topics “for new online environment, such as ConferZoom “Whiteboard features, online etiquette, “troubleshooting issues, communication protocols “Tutor track entries to record sessions, “and collaborative learning strategies “for a virtual environment “Throughout the semester, tutors were able to share “campus resources with students like mental health support “and the food pantry “When tend to expand on this topic with our tutors, “as each student shares their life “in a brief amount of time with us during tutoring sessions “And with compassion in our hearts, “we must help our vikings “For all Classified staff, tutoring and SI coordinators “in the tutoring center who convert “the tutor certified training and SI leader, “and embedded tutor training to an online format, “five weeks of training materials “We’ve converted over 100 plus documents to be fillable “to help student’s ease into the online environment, “and to allow them to not have “to print out materials unnecessarily “Thank you to the classified staff, “and the multidisciplinary success center “and tutoring center “To all our classified staff at LBCC, “we are all vitally important to the mission “of Long Beach City College “We have a hand in the success of our students.” Benjamin Pace says, “Dear Superintendent-President, “and members of the Board of Trustees “I write this message today to speak to the work “being completed by the financial aid team at LBCC, “which has been acknowledged at previous Board meetings “I would like to share with you the work experience “of the seven financial aid specialists who have stepped up “greatly during this working remote process, “to leverage all the skills and knowledge we have “to fill the shoes of the two “open financial aid specialist positions, “and one working out of class “Operating at a 70% of staffing is less than ideal “With that said, we have responded to the challenges, “and risen to the occasion filling all roles “and responsibilities asked of us, “regardless of job description or title “Here are some of the tools and technology “now being used remotely “Cranium Café, Zoom, Skype, CampusLogic, “PeopleSoft, [email protected], “updated financial aid website, “individual work emails, phones, “enrollment services call center, “and targeted outreach through email, “phone, and text messages “All of the before-mentioned tools and technology “have been put into practice by the team “to best the students where and when they need us “during and beyond our office hours “I make a point of addressing the additional workload “placed on each of us during this challenging time, “more for understanding “than congratulations on a job well done “My colleagues and I are providing the services “as best we can, with the technology and staffing available “Our efforts combined with the amazing assistance “of two unsung heroes, Maggie. (muffled speaking) “and the super-student focused financial aid team, “and Jennifer Lopez, the enrollment services’ “ultimate essential worker, “who has been doing double duty handling the mail “and incoming tax messages for both the admissions “and records, and the financial aid teams

“Without their dedication and attention to detail, “we would have failed greatly in our respective roles “When a team works to accomplish tasks, “and dedicates their energy to (muffled speaking) “students on their college journey at LBCC, “and beyond, amazing things can happen for all involved.” From Sundee Dominguez “Dear superintendent-president and members “of the Board of Trustee, “I am writing today to highlight “some of the outstanding work “that our classified professionals have been doing “while working remotely during this stressful time “First, I would like to highlight some of the work “that the Classified employees and the Math Success Center “have been doing in order to continue to serve “the hundreds of students remotely who need help “with math on a daily basis “All of the tutoring and various other services “have been shifted online with Zoom “We have created forms for students to fill out “to request the type of service “they may need, such as tutoring, “supplemental learning assistance tutorials, and workshops “These forms are then processed by our student workers “who set the student up “for the type of appointment they need “We also email the math factory daily.” Faculty, I’m sorry “Math faculty daily with a list of their students “who have completed the supplemental learning activities “that are part of their class grade “We have created orientation videos “that are tailored to the various math classes, “and instruct the students on how to access “the various services they can utilize “from the Math Success Center “We have updated our website and our canvas shelf, “so that students can access information easily “We worked in conjunction with IT “and the other success centers to make sure, “there was online after hours “tutoring available to students “when the success centers are closed “We manage hundreds of emails a week “helping students with various questions “We are working with the math faculty “to schedule their embedded tutors’ online sessions, “and this includes helping any part time faculty “understand how to gain access to licensed version of Zoom “Conducted trainings with the tutors “and front counter staff to train them “how to do their jobs online “The trainings included how to use ConferZoom, “online etiquette, troubleshooting, communication protocols, “and how to adjust tutoring techniques “to the online environment “We take Skype calls from students “who really want to speak to a person, instead of emailing “All of this has been done on the fly, “and everyone has responded with a positive outlook “Because we know that serving our students “is our mission, and the students are counting on us “All of the before mentioned tools and technology “have been put into practice by the team “to best meet the students where and when they need us “during, and sometimes even beyond office hours “I wanted to make sure that not only “the Classified or the Math Success Center “are recognized for their hard work in transitioning, “but also the Classified Senate “I am the incoming Vice President for the Senate, “and I am very proud of the ways in which the Senate “has created opportunities for the Classified “to stay connected and helping them to adjust “to this new working environment “We have Coffee Mondays where we try to pick “a lighthearted thing to get our week started off “We have Tech Tuesdays, where we have many sessions “on how to use various technology “that we have available on campus “Lastly, we have Wellness Wednesdays, “which we try to focus on different mental health issues, “such as how to have a work/life balance “when working from home “All of these ways to reach out to the Classified “has helped many people tremendously during this time “of fear caused by COVID-19 “It is imperative that we keep ourselves healthy, “mentally, emotionally, and physically, “and the Senate is helping the Classified to achieve that “Thank you to all the Classified Professionals “for all the hard work that you are continuing to achieve “no matter what obstacles have been placed in front of you “Thank you superintendent-president, “members of the Board of Trustees for listening.” Dona Coats says, “Below is the list of the items “for the Board of Trustees, “per the request regarding challenges faced “by Classified working from home “This is a compilation from numerous sources “Physical health at work “I was given an ergonomic chair, desk, and computer “It was adjusted specifically to me to reduce fatigue “I completed a course on the chair, “to adjust my position to sit efficiently “At home I do not have ergonomic furniture

“Due to my family also being confined at home, “I am unable to move to different furniture “to accommodate my work “This has lead to hip and back problems “Distractions “Due to sharing a home with five people, “including two teenagers, “I am frequently hit with distractions “with everyone wanting help, or wanting to talk to me “I have to deal with the TV, radio, “and people coming in and out of the room I am in “There seems to be no area for me to escape “on a break or for lunch “This is exhausting and increases my stress level “Lack of work tools available “At work I can use multiple computers “at the same time to multitask, “and create multiple pages at once “I have a much faster T1 line available “for higher internet speeds, “for intensive video/audio tasks “My home camera and audio do not work “We have 15 wireless devices working almost 24 hours a day “Most of our capacity in kilobytes are maxed out “due to heavy video usage, such as Zoom “I cannot add another WiFi device, “so I am limited in what I can do at home “Lack of materials “At school, I have almost every textbook, workbook, “and teacher’s addition of the books needed “to assist students with “I cannot make reportings, I cannot loan students “grammar and reading materials “I have to try to walk them through everything online “Five, inability to assist students “and faculty for technology “Often students, and even some faculty, “have difficulty getting on and using Canvas Zoom, “ConferZoom, text, emails, copying, “and sending work, getting and using tutoring help, “finding research material, et cetera “They may have issues with Chromebooks, phones, “printing, or accessing school services “Due to our ESL students’ language problems, “what is difficulty for us becomes a barrier “to our ESL students “In person I can more easily identify the problem “and find, or seek, a solution, because we are face-to-face, “and the materials are nearby “In addition to ESL, utilizes multilingual “federal work study students, “who can provide language assistance “Due to the language barrier, “I do not have a way to understand “and assist the student easily “I cannot see or identify their problem “and often cannot understand what their problem is “Six, increased hours in work day “Due to having to recreate everything from scratch, “an easy tutoring session “becomes a multi-hour series of explanations “Students and faculty often need help “day, afternoon, or evening, “and often on weekends as well “Our work day seems to never end now “It is difficult, because everyone is home “without any apparent sense of workday hours “Questions and requests for assistance “come in at all hours “Seven, working remotely, ineffective “For example, trying to enroll a HS student “who needs to complete a concurrent form, “and enrollment form, or a challenge form “before being able to enroll. (muffled speaking) “Especially a non-native speaker “is extremely challenging “Many do not have, or have never used a computer “Eight, no printer “Not having hard copies of documents “means I am constantly having to search for them “on my desktop files every time they are needed, “instead of just having them handy in a file “Number nine, internet connectivity and power loss issues “Twice my entire neighborhood has lost all power for hours, “and a few times I have lost internet connection “for a lengthy period “This is an issue I rarely have experienced on campus “When you lose power or internet, you continue to work, “stay at work, because you have no idea “when it will all reconnect, so you dare not step away.” That’s the end – Thank you very much, Jackie, for reading those comments And thank you to the, I believe mostly were Classified staff who submitted those comments I know a couple of months ago we had faculty who submitted some very insightful comments about their working conditions at home, and I am floored listening to some of these comments I wasn’t aware of all of the hardships that our Classified staff was facing, and it certainly did open up my eyes to just being at home, and being on the phone for eight hours Thousands, and thousands of students, and calls, and admissions, and financial aid, and that’s just a lot of work, so I really appreciate that So at this time we are going into our second closed session,

and if everybody wants to hang out and wait, we can go ahead and do that Hopefully it won’t take very long, and then we will come back for our formal adjournment So Dario, let us know when it’s time to leave the room and go into the second closed session please Okay everybody, welcome back

It is 2:17 in the morning,

today is actually Thursday, June 25th,

but we are continuing our regularly scheduled Board Meeting

from Wednesday, June 24th For those of you that are still with us, or that may be watching this later, we had to adjourn the meeting right before midnight, and then we had to reconvene again right after midnight, for the Brown Act And this was our second closed session, so we’re coming back I would like to report out that the Board had discussion on item 1.4, and the Board had discussion on item 1.5, and the Board did give direction to Vice President Gene Durand to a vote of three-two for item 1.5 That actually concludes our reporting on section 14 of the agenda We are now going to section 15 of the agenda, which is the adjournment We will adjourn to the next regular scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees, which will be held on Wednesday, July 21st, 2020 Closed session at 4:30, open session at 5:30 And I will defer to Trustee Baxter to once again say the names of the persons that we are adjourning this meeting in honor of And thank you everyone for sticking with us Sorry for the delay, and Trustee Baxter, go ahead and adjourn the meeting and the names – Okay, we are adjourning in memory of our wonderful professor John Hauk, Counselor, Dr. Mary William, and coach Jim Murphy – Thank you very much everybody, goodnight Be safe, happy summer

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