Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/13/2011 11:56:05 AM PDT

Airport panelists on Wednesday talked about how to communicate with San Bernardino International Airport staff, but before setting policy, they decided it would be best to talk about it again later.

The San Bernardino International Airport Authority board is seeking to establish guidelines related to how its members direct staff to take action.

Supervisor Josie Gonzales brought the issue up last week during a meeting of the Airport Operations and Performance Compliance Committee, saying direction to airport staff needs to have consent from the majority of the airport board before it is acted upon.

But part of the language in a proposed policy caused commissioners on Wednesday to table the matter until the regular meeting of the board on Oct. 26.

One sticking point is language that says no member of the board can direct staff to take action, nor can they “seek information by or from an employee or consultant of SBIAA” except through the official action of a majority of the airport board at a public meeting.

Gonzales said the policy “as it is written, it is unacceptable.”

She said commissioners need to direct staff, but staff needs a “road map” for how to respond.

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