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California State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind

Notice of Public Board Meeting

Monday, January 23, 2017
1:00 p.m. – Completion of Business
Teleconference Phone Number: 1-866-692-3158
Participant Code: 99686782

One or more Board Members will participate in this meeting at the teleconference sites listed below. Each teleconference location is accessible to the public and the public will be given an opportunity to address the Board at each teleconference location. The public teleconference sites for this meeting are as follows:

Department of Consumer Affairs - El Dorado Room
1625 N. Market Blvd N-220
Sacramento, CA 95834

6043 Ralston Ave
Richmond, CA 94805

2304 Loma Prieta Lane
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Executive Officer
Brian Skewis

Legal Counsel
Shela Barker


  1. Call to order and President’s welcome
  2. Roll call and Establishment of a quorum
  3. Approval of the November 1, 2016 meeting minutes
  4. Executive Officer's update
    1. Examinations
    2. School Inspections
  5. Consideration and possible action regarding recommended statutory changes pertaining to code cleanup, the examination process, arbitration, licensee reporting requirements, and other clarifications or changes
    1. Practice Task Force recommendations
    2. Executive Officer recommendations
  6. Discussion and possible action regarding forms and documents required by the enactment of Senate Bill 1331 (Pavley) Chapter 595 Statues of 2016; Potential Commencement of Rulemaking
  7. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda (Note: No discussion may be had and no action taken on any item not on the agenda except for a Member to request the item be placed upon a future agenda)
  8. Agenda Items and Meeting Dates for Future Board Meetings
  9. Adjournment

Action may be taken on any item on the agenda. Agenda items may be taken out of order. Meetings of the Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. The meeting is accessible to the physically disabled. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting Brian Skewis at (916) 574-7825 or by e-mail at or send a request to 1625 N. Market Blvd., Suite N-112, Sacramento, CA 95834. Providing your request at least five (5) business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation. Please be advised that while the Board makes every effort to make meetings accessible by telephone, it is limited by technical capabilities and technical difficulties cannot always be prevented. The best way to ensure participation in a meeting is to attend in person.