Notice and agenda for the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs

Full Commission Meeting
Date: Monday, December 20, 2021 Time: 4:30PM (PST)

Under Government Code section 11123(a), all meetings of a state body are open and public, and all persons are permitted to attend any meeting of a state body, except as otherwise provided in that article. Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, certain provisions of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act are suspended due to a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consistent with the Executive Order, this Commission meeting will be conducted virtually by zoom. None of the locations from which Commissioners will participate will be open to the public. Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting may do so via web or phone.

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Members of the public will be invited to provide comments at the end of the meeting. Members of the public who wish to make a comment may do so by pushing the raised hand button in Zoom during the public comment section. Speakers are asked to limit their comment to approximately 1-minutes. Under newly-signed AB 1261, by amendment to the Baglay-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.

Please note, agenda items may be subject to change.


  1. Call meeting to order – Chair Ramakrishnan
  2. Roll Call – Secretary Punongbayan 
  3. [Vote Item] Approval of November 1, 2021 minutes
  4. Comments from the Chair – Chair Ramakrishnan
  5. Chair appoints Committee members, appropriate Committee Chair and Vice Chair
  6. Public Comment
  7. Comments from the Chair and Executive Committee
  8. Adjournment


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