October 25, 2013
A webcast of the entire General Membership Meeting will be available on the C.A.S.H. website.
C.A.S.H. Vice Chair, Jenny Hannah, called the meeting to order at 11:05 a.m. New members and guests were welcomed and introduced.
Jenny thanked Dolinka Group for sponsoring today’s webcast. For those interested in sponsoring a webcast, contact Shannon Mahoney in the C.A.S.H. office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jenny reported that the fall conference was a great success. The topics presented were timely and state agency presentations were very informative.
The SAB Program Review Subcommittee will meet on Thursday, October 24.
The Maintenance Management Certification Program is now accepting applications for the upcoming session that will begin March 2014. The cost is $5,000 per participant.
There is one private sector opening on the C.A.S.H. Board. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, October 25.
Division of the State Architect Update – Bob Chase
Bob gave an update of what is happening at DSA. A monthly report will be now be generated regarding the Box and other new processes. The Box program is picking up speed and running quite well, with over 1,000 projects. DSA will be participating in the Green Schools Summit. The original number of un-certified projects has been decreased by 25% since Chet Widom came on as State Architects. A monthly construction change directive billing statement will be sent out to Districts for any costs associated with DSA. Bob encouraged districts to review that each month and districts have 30 days to question any charges. The charges will stand if nothing is done within the 30 days and will be reconciled at the end of the project. DSA is still reviewing options to expedite plan reviews for Proposition 39 projects.
CDE/School Facilities and Transportation Services division Update – Fred Yeager
Fred updated attendees on SB 1404 (Civic Center Act) regulatory process. Public comment can be submitted until November 4. There will also be a public hearing on that day. Information about submitting a project for the Green Ribbon Schools program can be found on the CDE website. CDE is reviewing Title 5 regulations and may submit regulatory changes to the State Board for review in the spring.
Legislative/Regulatory Update – Tom Duffy
Tom reminded attendees that C.A.S.H. has been working with the School Energy Commission (SEC) on the input and recommendations on Proposition 39 to the California Energy Commission (CEC). C.A.S.H. will also be submitting a public comment letter to CEC.
The requirements of AB 182 regarding CABs will go into effect on January 1, 2014.
Planning Committee – Jenny Hannah
Jenny noted that the Annual Conference registration and hotel reservation information is now available and on the C.A.S.H. website. There are some new updates to the program this year that should add a unique spin to the conference. She encouraged attendees to sign up for the hotel rooms early before they sell out.
Proposition 39 Update – Anna Ferrera
Anna shared information about the Proposition 39 guidelines development process. CEC is wrapping up their October comment period and workshops. There are still some areas of concern that need to be addressed. SEC has submitted their comments and suggestions. The final regulations are proposed to be adopted by the CEC on December 19. CDE is current accepting requests for planning funds on their website. SEC will hold workshops on November 4 in Sacramento and November 12 in Riverside that will include other state agencies that can provide more information about the program and energy opportunities.
Californians for School Facilities – David Walrath
CSF was in WashingtonDC during the government shutdown. Congress was still open so the meetings were more in-depth and focused.
The meeting adjourned at 11:55 a.m.