Junket For Six To Cost $10,600

County taxpayers will foot the $10,060 bill for six of the county’s Workforce Development Board members to take part in the California Workforce Association convention to be held in the state capital in March.
Tony Myrell, Phil Cothran, William Sterling, B.J. Patterson, Jon Novack and Anita Tuckerman, all members of the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board, are scheduled to participate in the 2019 California Workforce Association Day at the Capitol in Sacramento from March 5, 2019 through March 7, 2019.
According to Reg Javier, the deputy executive officer of the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department, “Attendance at the 2019 California Workforce Association Day at the Capitol event allows workforce development board members to collaborate with key workforce leaders from across the State of California about strategies and solutions to local workforce issues. It will be a full day of meetings with key legislators and staff in Sacramento to discuss current events in local areas, as well as to inform legislators about the bills that the California Workforce Association is sponsoring, supporting and opposing. Workforce development board members will also have the opportunity to meet with the state and local elected officials and their staff members in order to present a unified message about workforce challenges and inform and educate them about various challenges facing the local area. The California Workforce Association was established to promote, enhance and serve the interests of local workforce development partnerships in California. The California Workforce Association helps the local workforce development board focus on strategic solutions to workforce issues in the region and also provides a platform to highlight the successes and achievements accomplished by Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs.”
Airfare for the six will run to $3,200. They will be allotted $1,000 total or $166 each for meals. The county will spend $4,000 total for all six participants for lodging or $666 each or $220 each per night. The county will also cover the $660 total or $110 each registration fee and will provide another $1,200 to cover the cost of taxi service, tips, luggage handling and hotel tax.
-Mark Gutglueck

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