California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs

Full Commission Meeting

Date: Friday, February 17, 2023 | Time: 1:00PM (PST)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs will conduct a teleconference meeting on Friday, February 17, 2023. Government Code Section 11133, which shall remain in effect until July 1, 2023, allows a state body to hold public meetings through teleconferencing and make public meetings accessible telephonically, or otherwise electronically, to all members of the public seeking to observe and to address the state body, subject to the notice and accessibility requirements in subdivisions (d) and (e). The remote locations from which Commissioners will participate will not be listed to the public.

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The Commission is not responsible for unforeseen technical difficulties that may occur in the audio feed.

Members of the public will be invited to provide comments at the time the specific agenda item is raised. Members of the public who wish to make a comment will be first taken in-person and then from zoom. Speakers are asked to limit their comment to 1-minutes. Under AB 1261, by amendment to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, members of the public who use translating technology will be given additional time to speak during a Public Comment period. Upon request to the Chair, they will be given at least twice the amount of time normally allotted.


  1. Call meeting to order – Chair Karthick Ramakrishnan
  2. Roll Call – Secretary Lance Toma
  3. Commission will convene in Closed Session to discuss Personnel Matters
  4. Vote item – Approval of September 19, 2022 Minutes – Chair Ramakrishnan
  5. Opening Remarks – Chair Ramakrishnan 
  6. Vote item – Elections
    1. Election of Chair – Vice Chair Serena Kirk
    2. Election of Vice Chair and Secretary – newly elected Chair
  7. Committee Updates – Committees
    1. Higher Education Committee
    2. Health Access Committee
    3. Public Comments
  8. Executive Director Report – Nkauj Iab Yang
    1. Administrative
    2. Commission Work Plan
      1. Discussion
    3. Public Comments
  9. Vote item – Bill Priority Proposal – Staff
    1. Presentation
    2. Discussion
    3. Public Comment
  10. Public Comment – During this comment period, any person is invited to speak on any topic that is not listed on this agenda. Action may not be taken on any matter raised during this public comment period until the matter is specifically listed on a future agenda. Those who wish to comment on an item listed on this agenda may comment when that item has been opened for consideration by the Commission and before any action is taken.
  11. Comments from the Chair and Commissioners 
  12. Adjournment


The Commission complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Commission ensures that the meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. By providing that this notice and information given to Commissioners is available to the public in appropriate alternative formats when requested. If you need further assistance, including disability-related modifications or accommodations, contact as soon as practicable, and at least by the day before the meeting.


Requests for information prior to the meeting may be directed to Renee Zapata at To view this agenda online please visit our website at 

*Agenda items are subject to change