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San Bernardino Community College District

Legislative Advocacy

We advocate to open doors of higher education and opportunity for all 

The SBCCD Board of Trustees and Chancellor’s Office engages with government officials and diverse stakeholders to advocate for public policy solutions that support student achievement and economic mobility in the Inland Empire. 

Board of Trustees Legislative Committee

The SBCCD Board of Trustees Legislative Committee exists as a standing, advisory committee comprised of less than a quorum of Board members and is subject to the California Public Meetings Brown Act. The committee is charged with:

  • Developing and enhancing relationships with legislators and legislative groups that represent the communities served by the district.
  • Advocating for legislative change that can positively impact SBCCD and its mission to serve students.
  • Examining proposed legislation and determine what legislation should be supported through Board resolutions.

Meetings, Agendas & Minutes

2021 Legislative Principles

The legislative principles outlined below serve as a basis by which the SBCCD Board of Trustees directs the Board Legislative Committee and the Chancellor’s Office to evaluate local, state, and federal policy proposals and recommend action to support, oppose, or remain neutral.

  • Equity – The SBCCD Board of Trustees supports public policies that increase student success, including completion, transfer, and employment while closing equity gaps and nurturing an anti-racist educational environment.
  • Increased Public Investment in Student Success – The SBCCD Board of Trustees supports advocacy to increase state and federal funding, resources, and legislation that strengthen our colleges’ ability to meet student equity and workforce development goals.
  • College Affordability & Student Basic Needs – The SBCCD Board of Trustees supports legislation and other reforms to make college more affordable, and measures to address student basic needs.
  • Local Decision-Making – The SBCCD Board of Trustees affirms its responsibility to make decisions in the best interests of the local community, district, and campuses.
  • State and Federal Partnerships – The SBCCD Board of Trustees will advocate for legislation where state or federal intervention is justified.
  • Civic Engagement – The SBCCD Board of Trustees will advocate for adequate representation of the Inland Empire on legislatively-formed boards, commissions, task forces, study groups, and other bodies that may have an impact on SBCCD’s educational mission.