Meeting Agenda

State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind

Notice of Public Arbitration Special Committee Meeting

Monday, February 13, 2017
1:00 p..m. – Completion of Business

Department of Consumer Affairs - San Francisco Room
1625 N. Market Blvd. N-318
Sacramento, CA 95834:

Important Notice to the Public

All times indicated are approximate and subject to change. Agenda items may be discussed and action taken out of order at the discretion of the Board. The meeting may be cancelled without notice. For verification of the meeting, call (916) 574-7825 or access the Board’s website at The Board intends to provide a teleconference access to this meeting. The teleconference can be accessed by calling (866) 692-3158 and using Participant Code 99686782. Teleconference availability cannot, however, be guaranteed due to limitations on resources or technical difficulties. The meeting will continue even if the teleconference is unavailable. If you wish to participate or to have a guaranteed opportunity to observe, please plan to attend at the physical location.

Board Members
Eric Holm
Carmen Delgado
Don Brown
Catherine Carlton
Rosa Gomez
Gwen Marelli
Joni Patche

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. Acceptance of the November 1, 2016 meeting minutes
  5. Executive Officer's update
    a. Examinations
    b. School Inspections
  6. Consideration and possible action regarding recommended statutory changes pertaining to code cleanup, the examination process, arbitration, licensee reporting requirements, and other clarifications or changes
    a. Practice Task Force recommendations
    b. Executive Officer recommendations
  7. 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
  8. 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)
  9. Agenda Items and Meeting Dates for Future Board Meetings
  10. 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.