CTTC Commission Meeting
October 25, 2006
Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey
Commissioner MacRae called the meeting to order at 10:40 a.m. Roll was taken and
the following Commissioners were present: Commissioners Anderson, Bridwell,
Burba, Erskine, Handlery, Jamison, Lawrance, Litrenta, MacRae, Meinhold, Meunier,
Netting, O’Modhrain, Sima Patel, Wagnon, Westrope, and Zucker. Commissioners
absent included: Commissioners Balestreri, Bilby, Cohn, Conley, Dunlap, Fujiwara,
Gregory, Gribbon, Hansen, Kennedy, Klein, Koeberer, McDowell, McPeak, JP Patel,
and Running. Others present included: Bob Amano, Kathy Anderson, Jon Armstrong,
Troy Cantrell, Lynn Carpenter, Sue Coyle, Jerry Dow, Damon Eberhart, Tracy Garrett,
Ed Heidig, Jennifer Jasper, Christopher Jicha, Jean Johnstone, Mike Kvarme, Diane
Mandeville, Kristen McClusky, John McMahon, Marc Sapoznik, Barbara Steinberg,
Terri Toohey, John Wagnon, Bob Warren, and Susan Wilcox.
Motion by Commissioner Westrope to approve meeting minutes from June 28, 2006.
Second by Commissioner Wagnon. Motion unanimously approved.
Executive Director Report
Executive Director Beteta reported on Secretary Wright McPeak’s decision to resign
as Secretary of the Business Transportation and Housing Agency and thanked her for
all of her support and leadership. She recognized the rental car industry for all their
work in securing the tourism funding bill.
Strategic Planning and Government Affairs Update
Mike Kvarme reviewed the rental car referendum and timeline. He stated that the
referendum will be effective January 1, 2007 and the Commission should start
receiving funds from the rental car agencies around February 15, 2007. He reported
that the Commission is working on emergency regulations for this new bill to be in
place by January 1, 2007. Bob Roberts reported that the Government Affairs
Committee will be formally established and will work on the process of language
clean-up via a spot bill that will be introduced in the early part of 2007.