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Board Meetings- April 23, 2008

Call to Order

Board Chair James Miller called the meeting of the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) to order on April 23, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. at the Monterey Beach Hotel. A quorum was established.

Board Secretary Cynthia Mitchell led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members, staff, and members of the audience introduced themselves.

Board Members Present: Board Members Excused:
Eddie Barnes   Bob Lamb
Robert Brown   Stephen Matich
Joan Hancock    
Matthew Kelly    
Louise Kirkbride    
Ed Lang    
Bernedette Medrano    
James Miller    
Lisa Miller-Strunk    
Cynthia Mitchell    
Bruce Rust    
Donald Zampa    
CSLB Staff Present:
Stephen Sands, Registrar David Fogt, Enforcement
Maureen Abbott, Executive Assistant   Peter Sugar, Enforcement
Don Chang, Legal Counsel (DCA)   Rick Lopes, Public Affairs
Karen Ollinger, Licensing   Michael Brown, Legislation
Amy Cox-O'Farrell, Info. Technology   Bob Porter, Testing
Larry Parrott, Administration    
Chair's Remarks and Board Member Comments

Board Chair Jim Miller welcomed everyone to the Monterey meeting. Mr. Miller and Registrar Steve Sands presented Maureen Abbott with a Plaque of Appreciation for her years of service to the Contractors State License Board. Mrs. Abbott is retiring on May 30.

Mr. Miller also welcomed CSLB’s new Board Member Bruce Rust. Mr. Rust is the Business Manager of Labors Local 294 in Fresno, California.

Public Comment Session

There was public comment from Greg Schwartz, consumer, who was dissatisfied with the outcome of the complaint he had filed with CSLB.

William Carter, a design contractor in Sacramento, praised the Contractors State License Board for their work.

Consent Calendar
  • Approval of the February 7, 2008 Board Meeting Minutes
  • Approval of the April 3, 2008 Legislative Committee Meeting Report
  • Approval of the April 3, 2008 Enforcement Committee Meeting Report
  • Approval of the April 3, 2008 Licensing Committee Meeting Report
  • Approval of the April 3, 2008 Communication & Education Committee Meeting Report
    • MOTION:  A motion was made by Don Zampa to approve all the Board and Committee Meeting Minutes listed. A second was made by Bob Brown. Motion was carried 12-0.
Adopt Positions on Legislation

Chief of Legislation Mike Brown reviewed and discussed the pending bills. He recommended that the Board should oppose AB2288 unless it is amended.

  • MOTION:  A motion was made by Donald Zampa to adopt an "oppose" position unless amended on AB2288. A second was made by Ed Lang. Motion was carried 12-0.
Strategic Planning Session

The Board engaged in a Strategic Planning Session facilitated by an outside consultant, Pat McLaughlin.

Review of Tentative Schedule

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for June 19 in Big Bear Lake.

Meeting Adjourned

The Board Meeting adjourned at 3:10 p.m.


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