Meeting Agenda

State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind

Notice of Public Practice Task Force Teleconference Meeting

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
10:30 a.m. – Completion of Business

Teleconference Phone Number: 1-866-692-3158
Participant Code: 99686782

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 Practice Task Force. The meeting may be cancelled without notice. For verification of the meeting, call (916) 574-7825 or access the Board’s website at

The Practice Task Force intends to provide public 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 public teleconference is unavailable. If you wish to participate or to have a guaranteed opportunity to observe, please plan to attend at a noticed physical location.

One or more Committee 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 Committee at each teleconference location. The public teleconference sites for this meeting are as follows:

1921 Bella Coola Dr
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

6043 Ralston Ave
Richmond, CA 94805

32901 SE Kelso Rd – Administration Building
Boring, OR 97009

60740 Dillon Rd
Whitewater, CA 92263

13445 Glenoaks Blvd
Sylmar, CA 91342

Additional Location with Public Access:
Department of Consumer Affairs
1625 N. Market Blvd N-112
Sacramento, CA 95834

Practice Task Force Members
Carmen Delgado, Board Vice President
Don Brown
Amy Gunn
Trina Ver Vooren
Yvonne Martin

Executive Officer
Brian Skewis

Legal Counsel
Shela Barker


  1. Call to order and President's welcome
  2. Approval of the February 8, 2017 meeting minutes
  3. Discussion and possible recommendation to the Board regarding suggested statutory changes pertaining to guide dog ownership laws and the Board’s arbitration program.
  4. Public comment on items not on the agenda
  5. Agenda items for next meeting
  6. 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.