Meeting by the California State Athletic Commission

California State Athletic CommissionBy Katrina Belcher (KatrinaBelcher@mmaratings.net)

On October 26, 2009, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) will conduct a meeting to review some items of concern to the MMA and boxing industry.

The meeting will be held on Monday, October 26, 2009 from 9 AM to Close of Business.

Location: Junipero Serra State Building
Carmel Room
320 West 4th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Items on the agenda in relation to mixed martial arts (MMA) include the following items.

  1. Executive Officer Report by Mr. Thornton, to include:
    • Status of Office
    • Personnel Update
    • Budget Update
    • Strategic Planning
    • Official’s and Physician’s Training; and
    • DCA Legal Opinion Re: Charity Boxing or MMA Events.
  2. Appeal of Bout Decisions (by Mr. Thornton and Mr. Douglas on):
    • Jeromy Freitag vs. Ethan Cox – July 31, 2009;
    • Carlos De Soto vs. Jeremy Luchau – September 19, 2009; and
    • Travis Kauffman vs. Tony Grano – September 18, 2009.
  3. Policy Prohibiting Gifts (by Mr. Thornton).
  4. Media Relations Policy (Mr. Thornton).
  5. Timekeeper Equipment (Mr. Deluna).
  6. California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization (CAMO) – Quarterly Report.
  7. New Promoters for Approval of License (by Mr. Douglas) regarding:
    • John Pena (Pico Rivera); and
    • Andy K. (Sacramento).
  8. Appeal of License Denial Re: Joshua Barnett (by Ms. Chappelle).
  9. Appeal of License Revocation Re: Danny Batchelder (by Ms. Chappelle).
  10. Appeal of License Revocation Re: Jeremy Tavares (by Ms. Chappelle).
  11. Coverage of Agenda Items for Future meetings.

Per the state commission notice, the meeting is accessible to the physically disabled. A person who needs disability-related accommodations or modifications in order to participate in the meeting shall make a request no later than five (5) working days before the meeting to the Commission by contacting Dave Thornton at (916) 263-2195 or sending a written request to Dave Thornton at the California State Athletic Commission, 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2010, Sacramento, CA 95815.

Members of the Commission include: Mario Rodriguez, Chair June Collison, John Frierson, Christopher Giza, M.D. and Peter Lopez.

Public Comment on items are NOT included on the Agenda for this meeting.

For more info: Requests for further information should be directed to Dave Thornton at the same address and telephone number. Meetings of the California State Athletic Commission are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. The audience will be given appropriate opportunities to comment on any issue presented.

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