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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Hawai`i County <br />Workforce Development Board <br /> <br />Draft Summary Minutes <br />October 16, 2019 <br /> <br /> <br /> Members Present Absent and Excused <br /> David DeLuz, Jr. – Chair Kevin Balog <br /> Mel Arai – Proxy for Elaine Young Tricia Buskirk <br /> Ann Ebesuno Andrew Chun <br /> Les Estrella Dawn Hao-DeMotta <br /> Rossella Guardascione Chris Manfredi <br /> Derek Inaba George Martin <br /> Jeracah Lawless Rachel Solemsaas <br /> Chad Okinaka <br /> Riley Sato – Proxy for Diane Ley <br /> Jieyu Shepard <br /> <br /> <br /> Staff Members Present Members of the Public <br /> Chasity DeVera Kealoha Daubert - Goodwill <br /> Sandra Goodale Denise Pacheco – WDD <br /> Tanya Grebe Kathy Perry – Unemployment Insurance <br /> Duane Hosaka <br /> Malia Hall, Deputy Corporation Counsel <br /> <br />Call to Order <br />Meeting called to order at 10:04 am. Introductions were made. <br /> <br />Public Comments <br />None <br /> <br />A pproval of June 26, 2019 Minutes** <br />The minutes were distributed for review. Ann moved to approve, Chad seconded. The minutes were <br />unanimously approved. <br /> <br />New Business <br />1. Distribution and Review of Board Member Resource Binder <br />Malia stated that WIOA can be complex so OHCD put together a reference binder. She reviewed each <br />section. The first section was contact information for the OHCD and AJCH staff. The next section of the <br />binder covers the WIOA law, Federal Register and the County Code. The law can get complicated so the <br />Regs break it down and is easier to understand. We pulled the section of the register that speaks about the <br />local board’s responsibility. Also included is the MOU between the Board and WDC as well as information on <br />Sunshine Law which Malia will review. David stated that each county has a board and WDC (Workforce <br />Development Council) is the governing body for the State. <br /> <br />2. Presentation and Overview of Sunshine Law <br />Malia stated that the Office of the Corporation Counsel are the legal advisors for all County departments. Any <br />legal question pertaining to the Board should go through that office. The purpose of the Sunshine Law is to <br />protect the public’s right to know and to open up governmental processes to public scrutiny. It is state policy <br />that all discussions, deliberations and decisions made as a board must be conducted as openly as possible <br />and you must accept testimony, provide notice and keep minutes. Board business must not be discussed, <br />deliberated or decided on without a public meeting. Board business is defined as matters over which the <br />board has supervision, control, jurisdiction or advisory power that are before the board or reasonably can be <br />anticipated to come before the board in the foreseeable future. There shall be no caucusing, polling, <br />telephone discussions, emails or memos and members shall not hit reply all to emails sent to all members. <br />1 <br /> <br /> <br />