Thursday, September 9, 2010

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Marina Library Community Meeting Room

190 Seaside Circle, Marina


  1. James Bogan, Chair, called the meeting to order at 1:00 pm.  A roll call of members was conducted.

Present – Ralph Villar (District 1), Leonard Ortiz (District 3), James Bogan (District 4), Bill Nye (District 5), Jack Stewart (United Veterans Council), Abel Quinonez (United Veterans Council)

Ex officio – Stephen Jorgensen (California Department of Veterans Affairs), Juan Sanchez (Monterey County Military & Veteran’s Advisory Commission),  Clark Larson (City of Seaside), Edith Johnsen (Veterans’ Families), Janet Parks (Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Foundation), Tom Mancini (Ft. Ord Reuse Authority), Julian Chacon (Representing Congressman Sam Farr)

Absent: Frank Aguillon (District 2), An McDowell (Representing Assemblymember Bill Monning), Bruce Evans (Ft. Ord Retiree Council), No Representative present for 15th Senate District


  1. No Public Comment.


  1. Approval of minutes of August 12, 2010 meeting: Motion (Mr. Stewart) and second (Mr. Nye) to approve the minutes.  Motion carried. 


  1. Julian Chacon reported that there were no significant activities last month. 


  1. An McDowell was not present.  Tom Griffin reported AB 1757 Monning Bill did get approved; on governor’s desk for signature.


  1. Tom Mancini reported for City of Seaside – Cemetery endowment parcel is still in negotiations with Horse Park.  In process/progressing.


  1. Jonathan Garcia reported a FORA update of OA grant.  Received grant from DoD for planning work.  FORA has set aside $45,000.  Compiling data - should be done by October.  Soil testing for roadway east side of cemetery.  Approve MOU & now waiting on state budget because state can’t start until state budget has been approved.


  1. Janet Parks reported meeting up with the Steering Committee: back to ground zero- Horse Park is 6 years down the way - $3.4 million is required, still trying to brainstorm ideas. 


  1. Edith Johnsen reported sending out massive emails.  Stewart thanks everyone/non-committee members for their help.


  1. Meeting adjourned at 1:30 pm. Next meeting October 14th, 2010.


Respectfully submitted by Thomas H. Griffin, Acting Secretary, ex officio.