Meeting Agenda

California State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind
Public Meeting Notice and Agenda
Monday, July 17, 2017
1:00 p.m. – Completion of Business

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 – San Francisco Room
1625 N. Market Blvd N-318
Sacramento, CA 95834

1921 Bella Coola Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 94901

The Shed
25 North St
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Important Notices 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 public teleconference is unavailable. If you wish to participate or to have a guaranteed opportunity to observe, please plan to attend at a physical location.

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

Executive Officer
Brian Skewis

Legal Counsel
Shela Barker
Rebecca Bon



  1. Call to order and President's welcome
  2. Roll call and Establishment of a quorum
  3. Approval of the April 17, 2017 meeting minutes
  4. Introduction and Department of Consumer Affairs update by Director Dean R. Grafilo 
  5. Executive Officer's update
    1. Legislation - Discussion and possible action regarding Assembly Bill 1705 (Low, et al.)
    2. Budget Update
  6. Discussion and possible action regarding rulemaking to add section 2262.2 of Article 2 Division 22 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (retroactive fingerprinting)
  7. Practice Task Force update and possible Board action from the June 20, 2017 Practice Task Force meeting regarding recommended changes to ownership and arbitration laws
  8. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda
  9. (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)

  10. Agenda Items and Meeting Dates for Future Board Meetings
  11. 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 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.