Governance

Overview

Governance

Amended March 12, 2004, Amended March 21, 2008
Amended April 19, 1996, Amended March 9, 2001
Amended Feb. 23, 1991, Amended Feb. 27, 1993
Adopted June 12, 1962, Amended April 5, 1998

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Article I
Name and Object

Section 1 - This organization shall be known as California Building Officials.

California Building Officials (CALBO) was founded in 1962 to promote and further the profession of the local California Building Official. With time and achievement, the organization has become the advocate and representative of not only the local California Building Official, but of local building departments, local government entities, and public safety and code enforcement officials.

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Article II
Membership

Section 1 - There shall be the following classes of membership:

A. Class I Members: A City, County, or City and County within the boundaries of the State of California, or any Department or Division of the State of California charged with the correlation, administration, or enforcement of laws and ordinances relating to building construction.

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Article III
Officers and Directors

Section 1 - The officers shall be a President, First Vice President, and Second Vice President. The Board of Directors shall be composed of the officers, plus an immediate Past President, plus five members elected from the membership at large. All officers shall be Class I Members and shall be the designated representative of a City, County, or City and County. All directors shall be Class I Members.

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Article IV
Powers and Duties of Board of Directors

Section 1 - The Board of Directors shall have the authority to carry on the business of this organization between Annual Business Meetings. The Board shall read, correct, and approve the Minutes of the Annual Business Meeting.

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Article V
Meetings

Section 1 - One meeting, to be known as the Annual Business Meeting, shall be held each calendar year. The time and place of the Annual Business Meeting shall be determined by the Board of Directors.

Section 2 - Ten percent (10%) of Class I Members, and not less than 10, shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting business at the Annual Business Meeting or other general membership meeting.

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Article VI
Dues

Section 1 - The annual dues for each membership category shall be established by the Board of Directors. In no case shall a person be considered in good standing, or be qualified to exercise membership participation or entitled to receive any privilege of membership, who is default in payment of dues for three months.

Section 2 – Honorary Members shall not be assessed dues.

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Article VII
Audit and Fiscal Year

Section 1 - The Board of Directors shall have an audit made of the books of the organization at the end of each fiscal year. The audit shall be reported at the Annual Business Meeting.

Section 2 - The fiscal year of this organization shall be established by the Board of Directors.

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Article VIII
Amendments

Section 1 - Proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws to be considered at the Annual Business Meeting shall be signed by at least ten (10) Class I Members and must be presented to the Board of Directors at least 60 (sixty) days before the opening of the Annual Business Meeting. The Board of Directors shall cause them to be sent to each member, together with a proposed effective date, at least 30 days before the Annual Business Meeting.

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Article X
No Benefit to Any Individual

Section 1 - No part of the net earnings, if any, of this organization shall inure to the benefit of any member or other individual. No gain, profit, or dividend shall be distributed to any of the members of this organization or inure to the benefit of any private citizen, except a fund, foundation, or corporation organized and operating for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes.