OFFICIAL NOTICE: Proposed Changes to CALBO Bylaws

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This email serves as official notice of proposed changes to the Constitution and Bylaws of California Building Officials. An official vote of the membership to take place on these proposed changes at the upcoming 61st Annual Business Meeting on March 7, 2023 in San Diego, California.  

Dear CALBO Voting Member,

As CALBO moved forward from the pandemic, it was observed that many provisions within the current CALBO Bylaws have become antiquated or difficult to follow based upon today’s Building Official and their professional environment.  

Seeking to respond and ensure the organization’s ability to efficiently and effectively function moving forward, the CALBO Board of Directors appointed an ad-hoc Bylaws Review & Ratification Committee. This committee was composed of two current CALBO Officers, three Past Presidents, and two members of the senior staff. The committee met multiple times in 2022 and made recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding large-scale changes to the current CALBO Bylaws.

Following a full legal review by CALBO’s attorney, the proposed bylaw changes were presented to the CALBO Board of Directors. The Board approved these drafted changes on December 19, 2022 and subsequently offer to the membership for consideration in advance of the 61st Annual Business Meeting. A presentation by the Board of Directors will take place on March 6, 2023 and a vote of the membership shall take place on March 7, 2023 in San Diego. Should the voting members present support these proposed changes, ballots will be sent out to all voting members to ratify the proposed changes. These changes would become effective in 2023, but would not be fully implemented until the elections held at the 62nd Annual Business Meeting and 2024-25 membership year.  

Additionally, a membership resolution will be presented at the 61st Annual Business Meeting to officially change CALBO’s legal name from the California Chapter of the International Conference of Building Officials to California Building Officials.  

CALBO has created a resource page to not only disclose the proposed bylaws changes, but aid in explaining the rationale behind each change. You will find:

  1. An editorialized summation of all proposed changes to the CALBO Bylaws
  2. A mock-up version of the current CALBO Bylaws showing all proposed changes in a strikethrough format 
  3. A current copy of the CALBO Bylaws for your reference 
  4. Membership Resolution #5 to legally change CALBO’s name to California Building Officials

The CALBO Bylaws were adopted in 1962 and have only been changed eight times in those sixty years. This set of bylaws have served the organization well and were crafted with the spirit of intent and interpretation in mind.  All proposed changes have been crafted with this similar spirit with a desire to see these bylaws successfully serve CALBO over the next sixty plus years. 

These changes will be presented in advance of the 61st Annual Business Meeting and membership questions will be welcomed by the CALBO Board of Directors. CALBO encourages all voting members to become familiar with these proposed changes and come prepared to take action on March 7, 2023 in San Diego.