Here we go again, more evidence that the CSLB continues to disregard the law as written.
I know, you’ve heard this from me before (just last month), but the business naming issue and the CSLB’s blatant disregard for the law has to stop. It’s time for them to put on their big boy/girl pants and stop playing in the land of make believe.
B&P Code 7059.1 clearly states:
§ 7059.1. Misleading or incompatible use of name styles
- A licensee shall not use any business name that indicates the licensee is qualified to perform work in classifications other than those issued for that license, or any business name that is incompatible with the type of business entity licensed.
Look at this letter that was recently sent by application technician Gloria Sagario. In her letter she states that the word “Services” cannot be used as part of their fictitious business name. Does the word “Services” denote any classification? I mean it must if it’s in violation of 7059.1. If “Services” denotes a classification that is different than what the applicant was applying for (C-10 Electrical), then what is that classification? Enquiring minds want to know!
Click here to see what Dictionary.com outlines as the definition of “Services.” I don’t see anything in there that suggests or denotes any specific California contractors license classification. Perhaps Ms. Sagario is using the special CSLB version of a dictionary. We already know they make up every other rule as they go, so why would we be shocked if they made up their own definitions for words in the English language.
Obviously, she’s stating as a matter of fact that the word “Services” specifically describes contractors. I guess everyone else who provides “Services” should look for a different word. There are internet services, catering services, dog walking services, dry cleaning services, package delivery services. Someone needs to tell them that the CSLB has determined that that word refers to a yet-to-be-disclosed contractor’s license classification and that they are no longer allowed to use that word.
Obviously the CSLB is continuing to create, modify, make-up, pull out of thin air their own special rules and regulations… and now word definitions.
Perhaps the Great and Powerful CSLB Oracle will step out from behind the curtain, grace us with their presence and bestow upon us their galactic wisdom and consciousness. They obviously think that everyone outside the walls of their building are complete morons, buffoons, idiots and are beneath them. And how dare we question their perspicacity of wisdom?!
We The People are in charge here! Not the government, and certainly not the CSLB!
During the writing of this blog post I heard from another applicant who is being told he needs a DBA. He’s applying for the C-54 and has Tile and Stone in his corp name. The CSLB says no… need a DBA because he can’t use Tile and Stone in the corp name. Even though Tile and Stone are specifically cited in their own description of the classification.