California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs

Full Commission Planning Meeting

Date: Monday, July 25, 2022 Time: 4:00PM – 6:00PM (PST)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs will conduct a hybrid of in-person and teleconference meeting on July 25, 2022. 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.

Location of in-person meeting: 388 9th Street, Suite 290 Oakland, CA 94607

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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 newly-signed 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.



It is anticipated that all items listed as “Vote-item” on this agenda will be acted upon, although the Commission may decline or postpone action at its discretion in addition, the Commission reserves the right to take action on any agenda item as it deems necessary based on discussion at the meeting. Items may be considered in any order at the discretion of the Chair. Unlisted items may not be considered.

  1. Call meeting to order – Chair Karthick Ramakrishnan
  2. Roll Call – Secretary Kirk
  3. Vote item – Approval of March 21, 2022 Minutes – Chair Ramakrishnan
  4. Opening comments from Chair and Commissioners
  5. Welcome new Commissioners – Chair Ramakrishnan
    1. Commissioner Jason Paguio
    2. Commissioner Darshana Patel
    3. Commissioner David Yee
    4. Public Comments
  6. Committee Updates – Commissioners
    1. Higher Education Committee
    2. Health Access Committee
    3. Strategic Planning Committee
    4. Public Comments
  7. Vote item – Elections and Committee Appointments – Chair Ramakrishnan
    1. Election of Vice Chair
      1. Public Comments
      2. Vote
    2. New Committee Appointments
      1. Public Comments
  8. Staff / Executive Director Report – Staff
    1. Legislative and Budget Advocacy Update
    2. Program and Administrative Updates
    3. FY 2021-2022 Expense Report
    4. Vote item – Approve FY 2022-23 Budget
      1. Public Comment
      2. Vote
    5. Calendar
      1. Full Commission Meeting Schedule Adjustment
      2. Listening sessions
    6. Public Comment
  9. Recognition of the work and dedication of former Commissioner Christopher Punongbayan and Ray Buenaventura
  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