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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
BETTY T. YEE
First District, San Francisco
450 N STREET, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
PO BOX 942879, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 94279-0080
916-322-2270 • FAX 916-324-3984
BILL LEONARD
Second District, Ontario/Sacramento
MICHELLE STEEL
Third District, Rolling Hills Estates
www.boe.ca.gov
JUDY CHU, Ph.D.
Fourth District, Los Angeles
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
5901 Green Valley Circle, Room 207, Culver City
October 2-4, 2007
NOTICE AND AGENDA
Meeting Agenda (as of 7:38 a.m., 10-09-2007)
JOHN CHIANG
State Controller
RAMON J. HIRSIG
Executive Director
Agenda Changes
Recorded Audio from Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Board Meeting convenes at 9:30 a.m.*
Agenda items occur in the order in which they appear on the agenda. When
circumstances warrant, the Board’s Chairwoman, Ms. Yee, may modify the order of the
items on the agenda.
BOARD MEETING
ORAL HEARINGS
A.
Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Assistance Hearings
There are no items for this matter.
B.
Corporate Franchise and Personal Income Tax Hearings
(Contribution Disclosure forms required pursuant to Gov. Code, § 15626.)
B1.
Domingo Chavez, Jr., 378262
For Appellant:
Domingo Chavez, Jr., Taxpayer
Carrie Chavez, Witness
For Franchise Tax Board: Jane Perez, Tax Counsel
B2.
Donna Yarnovich, 345641
For Appellant:
Donna Yarnovich, Taxpayer
Edward Yarnovich, Representative
For Franchise Tax Board: Diane Ewing, Tax Counsel
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
B3.
Michael Edward Farrell and Christine Marie Farrell, 268382
For Appellant:
Michael E. Farrell, Taxpayer
For Franchise Tax Board: Jozel Brunett, Tax Counsel
B4.
Kenneth Schweit, 342024
For Appellant:
Kenneth Schweit, Taxpayer
For Franchise Tax Board: Jane Perez, Tax Counsel
B5.
David H. Ward, 379737
For Appellant:
Keith Shibou, Representative
For Franchise Tax Board: Natasha Page, Tax Counsel
B6.
Hseintai Meng and Shauming Mong, 333224
For Appellant:
Hseintai Meng, Taxpayer
Alan Spiegel, Representative
For Franchise Tax Board: Christopher Parker, Tax Counsel
B7a. Leonard J. Saubel, 352452, 379738
B7b. Lonae J. Saubel, 355613
B7c. Leila J. Saubel, 355681
For Appellant:
Keith Shibou, Representative
For Franchise Tax Board: Natasha Page, Tax Counsel
B8.
Daniel V, Inc., 342609
For Appellant:
Marty Dakessian, Attorney
David Keligian, Attorney
David Hehn, Witness
For Franchise Tax Board: William Gardner, Tax Counsel
B9.
Berendo, Inc., 384277
For Appellant:
Wayne R. Johnson, Attorney
For Franchise Tax Board: Christopher Haskins, Tax Counsel
B10. Kent Fitch and Katherine Fitch, 328497
For Appellant:
Appearance Waived
For Franchise Tax Board: Diane Ewing, Tax Counsel
G.
Tax Program Nonappearance Matters – Consent
(Contribution Disclosure forms not required pursuant to Gov. Code § 15626.)
G1 Legal Appeals Matters ................................................................Mr. Levine
¾ Hearing Notice Sent – No Response
1. Thomas D. Thomas, 315849 (UT)
2. Patricia Golden, 343757 (AA)
3. Bradford H. Sachs, 260796 (EAA)
4. Matthew Aloysius Valentine, 249941 (EH)
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
¾ Hearing Notice Sent – Appearance Waived
5. Larry Wahl and Patricia J. Wahl, 268395 (MT)
6. Jales A. Mello, 269575 (EH)
7. Artest Corporation, 301725, 301726, 301728, 301729, 301731,
301732, 301733, 301735, 334953, 339732, 339735, 339736,
346954, 356096, 356097, 356098 (GH)
¾ Petition for Release of Seized Property
8. San Mateo Links Corporation, 405480 (ET)
G2 Franchise and Income Tax Matters..............................................Ms. Kelly
¾ Decisions
1. Phil Blat, 359601
2. Harold Leonard Kuder, Jr., 362625
3. Michael S. Stele and Emma V. Stele, 358661
4. Albert W. Yeung, 360336
¾ Petitions for Rehearing
5. Jose Alvarez, Jr., 342600
6. Butch Berry, 344963
7. David Klein, 316299, 342006
8. Joel Kreiner and Stella Kreiner, 340869
9. Margaret L. Rogers, 330576, 331883, 332659
G3 Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Assistance Matters........Ms. Kelly
¾ Decisions
1. Felicidad E. Ayeras, 379517
2. Jicai Chen, 379288
3. Jimmy L. Conley, 387625
4. Ernesto S. Cortes, 380024
5. Mary G. Domen, 378261
6. Rakhil Goldberg, 379924
7. Albert Hawkins, 378175
8. Hyngil Kim, 374503
9. Carolyn Kincaid, 380513
10. Yan-Qun Liang, 374157
11. Lien B. Nguyen, 373057
12. Vitaliy Tsverov, 378187
13. Deming Wen, 372919
14. Xiu Ying Ye, 378572
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
G4 Sales and Use Taxes Matters ..................................................... Ms. Henry
¾ Redeterminations
1. Catalina Channel Express, Inc., 355256 (EAB)
2. Michael P. Rogers, 314398 (CH)
3. Shell Oil Company, 288839 (OHC)
¾ Relief of Penalty/Interest
4. Christies, Inc., 404723 (OHB)
5. Hanson Aggregates. Pacific Southwest, Inc., 405962 (OHC)
6. Nextel Systems Corporation, 405963 (OHB)
¾ Denials of Claims for Refund
7. Huntsman Advance Materials Americas, Inc., 349730 (AS)
8. CB Mill, Inc., 312199 (BH)
9. Rancho Santa Fe Thrift & Loan, 305283 (FHB)
G5 Sales and Use Taxes Matters – Credits, Cancellations,
and Refunds................................................................................. Ms. Henry
¾ Credits and Cancellations
1. Accent Bath Remodeling, 406678 (AS)
¾ Refunds
2. Lamps Plus, Inc., 401685 (AC)
3. Advance Business Graphics, 341259 (EH)
4. Nissan North America, Inc., 380206 (AS)
5. Visa U.S.A., Inc., 379212 (BH)
6. Serb Systems, Inc., 400804 (CH)
7. Stater Brothers Markets, Inc., 406921 (EH)
8. Stanford University Hospital, 332029 (GH)
9. KHS a Division of Klochner KHS, 398834 (OHA)
10. Dang Vu, Inc., 405574 (EA)
11. Wells Fargo Service Company, 330484 (BH)
12. C.R. Bard, Inc., 202145 (OHB)
13. NCR Corporation, 373868 (OHA)
14. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 271116 (AS)
15. Frito-Lay North America, Inc. 376797 (OHC)
16. Mobile Systems Wireless, Inc., 405235 (FHB)
17. Rancho Santa Fe Thrift & Loan, 305283 (FHB)
18. Questek, Inc., 383890 (GH)
19. John A. Roush, 379583 (KHO)
20. Fosber America, Inc., 398880 (OH)
There are no items for the following matters:
G6 Special Taxes Matters
G7 Special Taxes Matters, Credits Cancellations and Refunds
G8 Property Tax Matters
G9 Cigarette License Fee Matters
G10 Legal Appeals Property Tax Matters
H.
Tax Program Nonappearance Matters – Adjudicatory
There are no items for this matter.
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
I.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
Tax Program Nonappearance Matters
There are no items for the following matters:
I1 Property Taxes Matters
I2 Offers-in-Compromise Recommendations
BOARD MEETING RECONVENES AT 1:30 P.M.*
ORAL HEARINGS
B.
Corporate Franchise and Personal Income Tax Hearings
(Contribution Disclosure forms required pursuant to Gov. Code, § 15626.)
B11a. Yolanda King Family Trust, 357825
B11b. Mary L. Tunney Junior Trust, 357829
For Appellant:
Jon A. Sperring, Representative
Ben Muilenburg, Representative
Joseph Denara, Representative
For Franchise Tax Board: John Penfield, Tax Counsel
B12. Paul L. Mickelsen and Patricia A. Mickelsen, 343108
For Appellant:
Charles P. Rettig, Representative
Sharyn M. Fisk, Representative
For Franchise Tax Board: Jozel Brunett, Tax Counsel
B13. Karen J. Hodsdon, 383402
For Appellant:
Karen J. Hodsdon, Taxpayer
For Franchise Tax Board: Diane Ewing, Tax Counsel
B14. Mark Morgan, 378779
For Appellant:
Mark Morgan, Taxpayer
For Franchise Tax Board: Kenneth Davis, Tax Counsel
B15. Victor Roy, 307162, 341901
For Appellant:
Victor Roy, Taxpayer
For Franchise Tax Board: Jozel Brunett, Tax Counsel
B16. Jimmy Lui, 374768, 378419, 383325
For Appellant:
Jimmy Lui, Taxpayer
Jim Mattatall, Representative
For Franchise Tax Board: Ken Davis, Tax Counsel
B17. Patrick E. Galvin, 377389
For Appellant:
Peymon Mottahedeh, Representative
For Franchise Tax Board: Jane Perez, Tax Counsel
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
C.
Sales and Use Tax Appeals Hearings
These items are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, October 3-4, 2007.
D.
Special Taxes Appeals Hearings
These items are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, October 3-4, 2007.
E.
Property Tax Appeals Hearings
There are no items for this matter.
CHIEF COUNSEL MATTERS
There are no items for the following matters:
J.
Rulemaking
K.
Business Taxes
L.
Property Taxes
M.
Other Chief Counsel Matters
ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION
There are no items for the following matters:
N.
Consent Agenda
O.
Approval of Board Committee Meeting Minutes
P.
Other Administrative Matters
ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION.................................................... Mr. Evans
Q.
Closed Session
Q1. Discussion and action on personnel matters (Gov. Code § 11126(a))
ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPEN SESSION ........................................................ Mr. Evans
ADJOURN
If you wish to receive this Notice and Agenda electronically, you can subscribe at
www.boe.ca.gov/agenda.
If you would like specific information regarding items on this Notice and Agenda, please
telephone (916) 322-2270 or e-mail: [email protected] Please be advised that
material containing confidential taxpayer information cannot be publicly disclosed.
Page 6 of 15
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
The hearing location is accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact Claudia
Madrigal at (916) 324-8261, or e-mail [email protected] if you require special
assistance.
Gary Evans, Acting Chief
Board Proceedings Division
*
Public comment on any agenda item, other than a Closed Session item or an item
which has already been considered by a Board Committee, will be accepted at that
meeting.
+
Material is available for this Item.
"CF" Constitutional Function – The Deputy State Controller may not participate in this
matter under Government Code section 7.9.
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
BETTY T. YEE
First District, San Francisco
450 N STREET, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
PO BOX 942879, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 94279-0080
916-322-2270 • FAX 916-324-3984
BILL LEONARD
Second District, Ontario/Sacramento
MICHELLE STEEL
Third District, Rolling Hills Estates
www.boe.ca.gov
JUDY CHU, Ph.D.
Fourth District, Los Angeles
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
5901 Green Valley Circle, Room 207, Culver City
October 2-4, 2007
NOTICE AND AGENDA
Meeting Agenda (as of 7:38 a.m., 10-09-2007)
JOHN CHIANG
State Controller
RAMON J. HIRSIG
Executive Director
Agenda Changes
Recorded Audio from Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Board Meeting convenes at 9:30 a.m.*
Agenda items occur in the order in which they appear on the agenda. When
circumstances warrant, the Board’s Chairwoman, Ms. Yee, may modify the order of the
items on the agenda.
BOARD MEETING
ORAL HEARINGS
A.
Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Assistance Hearings
There are no items for this matter.
B.
Corporate Franchise and Personal Income Tax Hearings
These items are scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2007.
C.
Sales and Use Tax Appeals Hearings
(Contribution Disclosure forms required pursuant to Gov. Code § 15626.)
C1.
General Petroleum, Corporation, fka, G.P. Resources, Inc., 262777 (AA)
For Claimant:
Appearance Waived
For Department:
Robert Tucker, Tax Counsel
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
C2.
Frederick Joe Miller, 266145 (EA)
For Claimant:
James Demetriou, Enrolled Agent
Thomas Nitt, Attorney
For Department:
Trecia Nienow, Tax Counsel
C3.
Rodney Benn Productions, Inc., 294607 (UT)
For Petitioner:
Rodney Benn, Taxpayer
For Department:
Carla Caruso, Tax Counsel
C4.
Alex K. Soliman, Inc., 297064, 317007 (EH)
For Petitioner:
Alex K. Soliman, Taxpayer
For Department:
Cary Huxsoll, Tax Counsel
C5.
Troy A. Richardson, 346909 (FH)
For Petitioner:
Troy A. Richardson, Taxpayer
For Department:
Christine Bisauta, Tax Counsel
C6.
Rishi, Inc., 287281 (AA)
For Petitioner:
For Department:
Rakhee Vaswani, Taxpayer
Kevin Hanks, Hearing Representative
C7.
Sandy Ann Oneal Kane, 308481 (GH)
For Petitioner:
Sandy Oneal, Taxpayer
For Department:
Robert Stipe, Tax Counsel
C8.
Digby Industries, Inc., 239664 (EH)
For Petitioner:
Shaun Hanson, Attorney
Jeff Digby, Taxpayer
For Department:
Robert Stipe, Tax Counsel
C9a. Manouch Lankarani, 252973 (EH)
C9b. Mountain Magic Motors, Inc., 252972, 359519 (EH)
DEFERRED
BOARD MEETING RECONVENES AT 1:30 P.M.*
ORAL HEARINGS
C.
Sales and Use Tax Appeals Hearings
(Contribution Disclosure forms required pursuant to Gov. Code § 15626)
C10. Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, 271792 (UT)
For Petitioner:
Gregg Cunningham, Taxpayer
Don Cooper, Representative
John Stewart, Representative
For Department:
Carla Caruso, Tax Counsel
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
C11. Wimatex, Inc., 299479, 401103 (AA)
For Petitioner:
Alan I. Kaplan, Attorney
Michael Khim, CPA
Mario Lim, Representative
For Department:
Trecia Nienow, Tax Counsel
C12. Jose Efrain Medinilla, 252958 (AP)
For Petitioner:
Jose Medinilla, Taxpayer
For Department:
Robert Tucker, Tax Counsel
C13. Jun Ja Hwang, 259556 (AS)
For Petitioner:
James J. Pak, Attorney
Sam Pak, Enrolled Agent
For Department:
Kevin Hanks, Hearing Representative
C14. Hair Touch, 281210 (AC)
For Petitioner:
Appearance Waived
For Department:
Kevin Hanks, Hearing Representative
C15. Ron Sanchez, 283578 (EH)
For Petitioner:
Ron Sanchez, Taxpayer
Amy Poirier, Witness
For Department:
Christine Bisauta, Tax Counsel
C16. Shoreline Helicopters, LLC, 297719 (UT)
For Petitioner:
Brett Whitaker, Taxpayer
For Department:
Carla Caruso, Tax Counsel
C17. Laurencio Gutierrez, Sergio Gutierrez, and Ruben Gutierrez Alvarez, 312859
(FH)
For Petitioner:
Laurencio Gutierrez, Taxpayer
For Department:
Cary Huxsoll, Tax Counsel
C18a. Gary R. Wickel, 288134 (FH)
C18b. John Peter Wickel, Jr., 286273 (FH)
For Petitioner:
Gary R. Wickel, Taxpayer
John Peter Wickel, Jr., Taxpayer
For Department:
Christine Bisauta, Tax Counsel
C19. Michael Henry Gryn, 249777 (AA)
For Petitioner:
Michael Henry Gryn, Taxpayer
David Park, Accountant
For Department:
Carla Caruso, Tax Counsel
D.
Special Taxes Appeals Hearings
These items are scheduled for Thursday, October 4, 2007.
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
E.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
Property Tax Appeals Hearings
There are no items for this matter.
ADJOURN
If you wish to receive this Notice and Agenda electronically, you can subscribe at
www.boe.ca.gov/agenda.
If you would like specific information regarding items on this Notice and Agenda, please
telephone (916) 322-2270 or e-mail: [email protected] Please be advised that
material containing confidential taxpayer information cannot be publicly disclosed.
The hearing location is accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact Claudia
Madrigal at (916) 324-8261, or e-mail [email protected] if you require special
assistance.
Gary Evans, Acting Chief
Board Proceedings Division
*
Public comment on any agenda item, other than a Closed Session item or an item
which has already been considered by a Board Committee, will be accepted at that
meeting.
+
Material is available for this Item.
"CF" Constitutional Function – The Deputy State Controller may not participate in this
matter under Government Code section 7.9.
Page 11 of 15
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
BETTY T. YEE
First District, San Francisco
450 N STREET, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
PO BOX 942879, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 94279-0080
916-322-2270 • FAX 916-324-3984
BILL LEONARD
Second District, Ontario/Sacramento
MICHELLE STEEL
Third District, Rolling Hills Estates
www.boe.ca.gov
JUDY CHU, Ph.D.
Fourth District, Los Angeles
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
5901 Green Valley Circle, Room 207, Culver City
October 2-4, 2007
NOTICE AND AGENDA
Meeting Agenda (as of 7:38 a.m., 10-09-2007)
JOHN CHIANG
State Controller
RAMON J. HIRSIG
Executive Director
Agenda Changes
Recorded Audio from Thursday, October 4, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Board Meeting convenes at 9:30 a.m.*
Agenda items occur in the order in which they appear on the agenda. When
circumstances warrant, the Board’s Chairwoman, Ms. Yee, may modify the order of the
items on the agenda.
BOARD MEETING
ORAL HEARINGS
A.
Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Assistance Hearings
There are no items for this matter.
B.
Corporate Franchise and Personal Income Tax Hearings
These items are scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2007.
C.
Sales and Use Tax Appeals Hearings
(Contribution Disclosure forms required pursuant to Gov. Code § 15626.)
C20. Maranello Investments, LLC, 218340 (UT)
For Petitioner:
Dennis Sarna, CPA
David Weil, Attorney
For Department:
Robert Tucker, Tax Counsel
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
C21. O.P. Shuman and Sons, Inc., 315317 (OH)
For Petitioner:
John H. Carmichael, Attorney
William Schuman, Representative
For Department:
Trecia Nienow, Tax Counsel
C22. Mostafa Vakilian, 254076 (EA)
POSTPONED
C23a. Russell Edward Walker, 252965 (EH)
C23b. Michael La-Rue Dias, 252967 (EH)
For Petitioner:
Bradley Kirk, Attorney
For Department:
Cary Huxsoll, Tax Counsel
C24. Los Angeles PartyWorks, Inc., 144839 (AP)
For Petitioner:
Eric Elkaim, Taxpayer
Jim Fier, Representative
For Department:
Robert Tucker, Tax Counsel
C25. Finn Moller, 288211 (AS)
For Petitioner:
David W. Tredway, Attorney
Finn Moller, Taxpayer
For Department:
Robert Stipe, Tax Counsel
C26a. ABC NJ, Inc., 295979 (EH)
C26b. Bosch Auto Center, Inc., 295978 (EH)
For Petitioner:
Juan Guzman, CPA
Carlos Bosch, Taxpayer
For Department:
Cary Huxsoll, Tax Counsel
C27a. Ameritrans, Inc., 315414, 315417 (KH)
C27b. Ameriwest, Inc., 281204, 315418 (KH)
DEFERRED
C28. Tram Anh Thi Duong, 249652 (EA)
For Petitioner:
Thomas H. Wolfsen, Attorney
Tram Anh Thi Duong, Taxpayer
For Department:
Kevin Hanks, Hearing Representative
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
BOARD MEETING RECONVENES AT 1:30 P.M.*
ORAL HEARINGS
C.
Sales and Use Tax Appeals Hearings
(Contribution Disclosure forms required pursuant to Gov. Code § 15626)
C29a. Denton Vacuum, Inc., 145713 (OH)
C29b. Denton Vacuum, LLC, 267792 (OH)
DEFERRED
D.
Special Taxes Appeals Hearings
(Contribution Disclosure forms required pursuant to Gov. Code § 15626.)
Revocation Appeal Hearing
D1.
Ghassan Elmalih, 330138 (ET)
For Petitioner:
Nolan F. King, Attorney
Ghassan Elmalih, Taxpayer
For Department:
Monica Brisbane, Tax Counsel
Special Taxes Appeals Hearings
D2.
D3.
Tri Van Vo, 211895 (ET)
For Petitioner:
For Department:
John L. Norman, Attorney
John Waid, Tax Counsel
Onnik Mooradian and Mariette Mooradian, 220157, 220158, 292978,
293031 (MT)
For Petitioner:
Marty Dakessian, Attorney
Shiraz Simonian, Attorney
Onnik Mooradian, Taxpayer
For Department:
Robert Tucker, Tax Counsel
ADJOURN
If you wish to receive this Notice and Agenda electronically, you can subscribe at
www.boe.ca.gov/agenda.
Page 14 of 15
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
If you would like specific information regarding items on this Notice and Agenda, please
telephone (916) 322-2270 or e-mail: [email protected] Please be advised that
material containing confidential taxpayer information cannot be publicly disclosed.
The hearing location is accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact Claudia
Madrigal at (916) 324-8261, or e-mail [email protected] if you require special
assistance.
Gary Evans, Acting Chief
Board Proceedings Division
*
Public comment on any agenda item, other than a Closed Session item or an item
which has already been considered by a Board Committee, will be accepted at that
meeting.
+
Material is available for this Item.
"CF" Constitutional Function – The Deputy State Controller may not participate in this
matter under Government Code section 7.9.
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