November 1st, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Minutes | Regular Meeting



                        MINUTES                   November 01, 2023


Present              Voting Attendees:

Kathleen Lang                          California Health & Wellness

                          Raul Cordova                              WTC

                          Karina Leon                             Access to Independence

Sarah Enz                                    Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

Cristina Leal                             ARC- Imperial Valley

Gustavo Gomez                        CTSA–ICTC


Non-Voting Attendees:            

Helio Sanchez                          IVT

Cesar Sanchez                          IVT

                         Karla Pacheco                          IVT Access

                        Karla Aguilar                           IVT Ride

                          Priscilla Lopez                            Workforce & Economic Development

                          Myra Ibarra                                 Public Health

                          Maricela Galarza                        IVRMA

                         Atenea Leal                                 IVRMA

                         Clarissa Delgadillo                      IVRMA

                        Esperanza Avila                        ICTC



1.       Ms. Enz called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. A quorum was not present.


2.        Introductions were made.

-          Hybrid meeting.


3.       Minutes weren’t adopted for September 06, 2023, and October 04, 2023.  Motion not Carried.



4.        CTSA Reports:     

Mr. Gomez had the following updates:

-          Attended Westmorland’s Health fair on October 06, 2023 giving information on IVT and Access to parents and students.

-          October 11, 2023 Senior Day in El Centro. We provided transportation to over 60 Seniors.

-          October 25, 2023 Access Independence Research Fair in Elo Centro

-          Safety and wellness for Calipatria, providing information about IVT Ride and Access.

-          Continuing to assist in sign-ups for IVT Ride and Access via phone and In-person.

-          Staff is available for any questions or concerns regarding any of the services.

-          Staff is also available to provide brochures and information to any agency that requests it,


5.      Review of Agencies’ Missions and Clientele:

Ms. Leal, IVRMA, the agency provides;

-          The different programs they offer.

-          IVRMA implements the Household Hazardous Waste ( HHW) Program to provide Imperial County residents the opportunity to dispose of this waste properly, free of charge.

-          The Outreach department responds to questions, distributes educational materials and information regarding waste prevention, reuse, repair, composting, and recycling.


Ms. Enz, AAA/Public Administrator Office, the agency provides;

-          Offers senior services to 60+ individuals.

-          Provides transportation in partnership with ICTC transit services (IVT Ride, IVT Access).

-          Offers senior Nutrition sites/ Home delivery meals.

-          Is a resource information center for seniors/representatives. The assistance line is always open for individuals with questions about the availability of senior services.

-          Offers the AAA-Ombudsman program, advocates for residents that live in long-term care facilities, skilled nursing care facilities, and residential care facilities.

-          Offers Payee and public guardian/conservatorship programs for mentally incapacitated individuals.


6.       Transit Operator FY 2023-24 Reports:


 Imperial Valley Transit

-          Mr. Helio presented The Quarter 1 report for the service.

-          Services are running busier than usual.

-          IVC transit is running great.

-          Continuing outreach about services

-          Free Faires are still ongoing.

IVT Access

-          Ms. Pacheco presented the Quarter 1 report for the service.

-          Working with Alegria patients.

-          IVC Transit back in service.


IVT Ride

-          Ms. Aguilar presented the Quarter 1 report for the service.

-          Services are busier than usual.

-          Attending more outreach.

-          AAA covering ride charges.


IVT MedTrans

-          Mr. Helio presented The Quarter 1 report for the service.

-          Services is running normal.

-          Free fairs until further notice

-          Reaching out to Children Hospital for future plans.

-          Foundation Mirical Babies to present a Presentation for services.


7.       General Discussion



8.       Adjournment

-          The meeting adjourned at 10:55 a.m. (Cordova, Leal) Motion Carried

-          The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 06, 2023, at the Imperial County Transportation Commission Office, 1503 N. Imperial Ave., Suite 104, El Centro, CA 92243.