It’s a new year and with it comes changes to PERB. Most significant, Board Member Dowdin-Calvillo’s term expired at the end of 2012. While she could have stayed up to 60 days until the Governor named her replacement, Member Dowdin-Calvillo left PERB last week to become the new Executive Officer of the Sacramento County Civil Service Commission.
Member Dowdin-Calvillo was appointed to a five-year term at PERB in 2008 by Governor Schwarzenegger. She served as Chair of PERB until the appointment of Chair Anita Martinez in May 2011. With the departure of Member Dowdin-Calvillo, PERB is left with only two members, Chair Martinez and Member Huguenin. PERB is statutorily authorized for five members. So I expect that at least one new member will be named by Governor Brown in the coming weeks.