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Jan. 8, 2021

MCPD Regular Meeting Agenda Friday January 8, 2021 original pdf

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Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (MCPD) Meeting January 08, 2021 MCPD to be held Friday, January 08, 2021 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance by Thursday, January 7, 2021 by 12:00pm noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the January 08, 2021 MCPD Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512)-974-3256 or david.ondich@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Thursday, January 07, 2021. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been made to the board liaison, the information to call on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start time in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to david.ondich@austintexas.gov by Noon on Thursday, January 07, 2021. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If the meeting is broadcast live, it may be viewed here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (MCPD) FECHA de la reunion (01/08/2021) La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (01/07/21 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: (512)-974-3256 y • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de david.ondich@austitnexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). Se requiere la siguiente información: nombre del orador, número (s) de artículo sobre el que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutral, dirección de correo electrónico (opcional) y un número de teléfono (debe ser el número que se utilizará para llamar ). • Una vez que se haya realizado una solicitud para hablar con el enlace de la junta, la información para llamar el …

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Jan. 8, 2021

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Dec. 11, 2020

MCPD Regular Meeting Agenda December 11, 2020 original pdf

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Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (MCPD) Meeting December 11, 2020 MCPD to be held Friday, December 11, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance by Thursday, December 10, 2020 by 12:00pm noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the December 11, 2020 MCPD Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512)-974-3256 or david.ondich@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Thursday, December 10, 2020. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been made to the board liaison, the information to call on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start time in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to david.ondich@austintexas.gov by Noon on Thursday, December 10, 2020. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If the meeting is broadcast live, it may be viewed here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (MCPD) FECHA de la reunion (12/11/2020) La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (12/10/20 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: (512)-974-3256 y • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de david.ondich@austitnexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). Se requiere la siguiente información: nombre del orador, número (s) de artículo sobre el que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutral, dirección de correo electrónico (opcional) y un número de teléfono (debe ser el número que se utilizará para llamar ). • Una vez que se haya realizado una solicitud para hablar con el enlace de la junta, la información para llamar el …

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Dec. 11, 2020

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Nov. 13, 2020

MCPD Regular Meeting Agenda Friday November 13, 2020 original pdf

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Special Meeting of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (MCPD) November 13, 2020 MCPD to be held on Friday November 13, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (Thursday, November 12, 2020 by 12:00pm noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Friday November 13, 2020 Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512)-974-3256 or david.ondich@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (Thursday, November 12, 2020). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to david.ondich@austintexas.gov, by Noon Thursday November 12, 2020. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (MCPD) la junta en FECHA de la reunion (11/13/2020) La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (11/12/2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de (512)-974-3256 y david.ondich@austitnexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo electrónico una solicitud para hablar al enlace de la junta, los …

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Nov. 13, 2020

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Nov. 13, 2020

Approved MCPD Minutes Friday November 13, 2020 original pdf

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Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (MCPD) Regular Meeting Minutes November 13, 2020 Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities REGULAR MEETING MINUTES (November 13, 2020) The City of Austin, Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities convened in a regular meeting via video conference on November 13, 2020 with a live broadcast on ATXN. CALL TO ORDER: With quorum present Chair Jonathan Franks called the November 13, 2020 meeting of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities to order at 1:00pm Committee Members in Attendance: Chair Jonathan Franks, Commissioners: Kathryn Broadwater, Gene Brooks, Diane Kearns-Osterweil, Robin Orlowski, Emily Shryock, Deborah Trejo Committee Member Absent: Vice Chair Jose Levy, Commissioner Taurean Burt, Joey Gidseg Staff in Attendance: David Ondich, ADA Program Administrator and Lee Nguyen ADA Program Human Resources (HR) Specialist. Chair Jonathan Franks announced the resignation of Vice Chair Jose Levy and moved item 3A, A City staff presentation up on the agenda after citizen communication and item 2A in New Business. Please refer to item 3A for description. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Commissioner Gene Brooks made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 09, 2020 MCPD Regular Meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Diane Kearns- Osterweil. The motion passed 7-0. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: One citizen communication took place during the November 13, 2020 MCPD Regular Meeting. Loving Hearts for All, special needs group to support children with disabilities to support employment and inclusion, and housing for their children organization is looking for employment internships. To hear the complete communication please visit: https://austintx.new.swagit.com/videos/107110 and view citizen communication general. 2. NEW BUSINESS: 2A. Discussion and possible action: Update from working group regarding the receipt of nominations for the 2020 Disability Employment Awards – Commissioners Shryock and Trejo. No action was taken on this item. To view the update, including commissioners’ comments in their entirety please visit: https://austintx.new.swagit.com/videos/107110 and view item 2A. 2B. Discussion and possible action regarding updating the current Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities web page in lieu of a social media page – Chair Franks. No action was taken on this item. To view the discussion, including commissioners’ comments in their entirety please visit: https://austintx.new.swagit.com/videos/107110 and view item 2B. 2C. Discussion and possible action to finalize the 2021 MCPD regular meeting schedule – Chair Franks and Vice-chair Levy Motion: Commissioner Deborah Trejo made a motion for the MCPD to approve the 2021 schedule to meet on the …

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Oct. 9, 2020

MCPD Regular Meeting Agenda Friday October 9, 2020 original pdf

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Special Meeting of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (MCPD) October 09, 2020 MCPD to be held Friday October 09, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance by Thursday, October 08, 2020 by 12:00pm noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the October 09, 2020 Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512)-974-3256 or david.ondich@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Thursday, October 08, 2020. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to david.ondich@austintexas.gov by Noon on Thursday, October 08, 2020. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities FECHA de la reunion (10/09/20) La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (10/08/20 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los residentes deben: la reunión se reunión aquí: residentes pueden ver • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta (512)-974-3256 david.ondich@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo electrónico una solicitud para hablar al enlace de la junta, los residentes …

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Oct. 9, 2020

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Oct. 9, 2020

MCPD Approved Regular Meeting Minutes October 9, 2020 original pdf

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Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (MCPD) Regular Meeting Minutes October 9, 2020 Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities REGULAR MEETING MINUTES (October 9, 2020) The City of Austin, Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities convened in a regular meeting via video conference on October 9, 2020 with a live broadcast on ATXN. CALL TO ORDER: With quorum present Chair Jonathan Franks called the October 9, 2020 meeting of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities to order at 5:39pm Committee Members in Attendance: Chair Jonathan Franks, Commissioners: Kathryn Broadwater, Gene Brooks, Joey Gidseg, Diane Kearns-Osterweil, Robin Orlowski, Emily Shryock, Deborah Trejo Committee Member Absent: Vice Chair Jose Levy and Commissioner Taurean Burt due to technical difficulty Staff in Attendance: David Ondich, ADA Program Administrator and Lee Nguyen ADA Program Human Resources (HR) Specialist. Chair Jonathan Franks moved item 3A, A City staff presentation up on the agenda after approval of minutes and item 2A in New Business. Please refer to item 3A for description. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Commissioner Deborah Trejo made a motion to approve the minutes from the August 14, 2020 MCPD Regular Meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Diane Kearns- Ostweil. The motion passed 7-0. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: No citizen communication that took place during the October 9, 2020 MCPD Regular Meeting. 2. NEW BUSINESS: 2A. Discussion and possible action to form a working group to facilitate the receipt of nominations for the 2020 Disability Employment Awards – Commissioner Shryock and full committee. Motion: Commissioner Deborah Trejo made a motion for MCPD to review and make recommendations on any awards nominations that have come in through a working group. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Emily Shryock. The motion was passed 7-0. To view the discussion, commissioners’ comments in their entirety please visit: https://austintx.new.swagit.com/videos/87023 and view item 2A. 2B. Discussion and action to update the MCPD Bylaws, dissolving the current standing subcommittees and replace them with ad hoc working groups – Chair Franks and commissioner Orlowski Motion: Commissioner Robin Orlowski made a motion for the MCPD to strike committees from bylaws. Commissioner Trejo to in article 8 and replace them with working groups. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Diane Kearns Osterweil. The motion was passed 7-0. To view the discussion, commissioners’ comments in their entirety please visit: https://austintx.new.swagit.com/videos/87023 and view item 2B. 3. STAFF PRESENTATIONS: 3A. Presentation and Discussion: Update on hate Crime Taskforce – …

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Aug. 14, 2020

MCPD Regular Meeting Agenda via Video-Conference Friday August 14, 2020 original pdf

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Special Meeting of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (MCPD) August 14, 2020 MCPD to be held Friday August 14, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance by Thursday August 13, 2020 by 12:00pm noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the August 14, 2020 Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512)-974-3256 or david.ondich@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Thursday August 13, 2020. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to david.ondich@austintexas.gov by Noon on Thursday August 13, 2020. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES August 14, 2020 1:00p.m.-2:30p.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Robin Orlowski Danny Saenz Emily Shryock Deborah Trejo AGENDA Jonathan Franks, Chair Jose Levy, Vice-chair Gene Brooks Taurean Burt Joey Gidseg Diane Kearns-Osterweil CALL TO ORDER 2. NEW BUSINESS: 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Consider approval of the minutes from the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities July 10, 2020 Meeting. 2A. Discussion and possible action to adopt revised resolution from June 12 and July 8 MCPD meetings that local pandemic prevention efforts thoroughly include, affirm and support the rights and needs of people with disabilities – Commissioners Shryock and Orlowski; 3. STAFF PRESENTATIONS: 3A. Presentation and Discussion: Brie L. Franco, Intergovernmental Relations Officer; City of Austin’s State legislative agenda 3B. Presentation and Discussion: Candice Cooper, Public Information and Marketing Manager, Human Resources Department (HRD); Update on City of Austin, Quality of Life Study for People with Disabilities 3C. Presentation and Discussion: Joshua Robinson, Quality of …

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Aug. 14, 2020

MCPD Resolution re Access and COVID original pdf

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BOARD/COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities A Resolution Affirming the Rights of People with Disabilities and the Obligation to Maintain Access During COVID‐19 WHEREAS, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 remain fully in effect and has not been repealed, modified, or suspended during the COVID‐19 pandemic; and, WHEREAS, on March 28, 2020 the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Bulletin on Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 1 reminding healthcare providers and other relevant entities that regulations and civil rights related to people with disabilities are still relevant and enforceable and healthcare “rationing” based on disability status is prohibited; and WHEREAS, people with disabilities still have the right and need to participate in their communities for personal, professional, health and recreational purposes; and, WHEREAS, many people with disabilities are at higher risk of contracting COVID‐19 due to an inability to social distance with personal care attendants or because of residence in a nursing home, institutional or group setting; and WHEREAS, many people with disabilities are considered “”high risk” for complications of COVID‐19 due to existing health conditions; and WHEREAS, modifications to operating procedures or service provision due to safety protocols may not be designed or implemented in ways that provide access in physical and virtual spaces; therefore preventing people with disabilities from accessing public goods and services or exposing them to higher risk (such as being unable to follow the “one way” flow of traffic due to only one doorway being accessible or being unable to see directional signage); and WHEREAS, some people with disabilities in Austin have reported denial of assistance as a reasonable accommodation to access good or services due to risk to staff or inadequate staffing, without being offered an equally effective method of providing access; and WHEREAS, existing municipal outreach efforts have not always prioritized or considered the specific needs, concerns, issues, and challenges especially facing people with disabilities; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities recommends that local prevention and control efforts fully include, support, and affirm the human rights, dignity, and particular needs of all local people with disabilities throughout the COVID‐19 pandemic. We also encourage the City of Austin to ensure all decision‐making processes and communication …

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Aug. 14, 2020

20200814-2A: MCPD Resolution Affirming the Rights of People with Disabilities and the Obligation to Maintain Access During COVID-19 original pdf

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BOARD/COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Recommendation Number: 20200814‐2A: A Resolution Affirming the Rights of People with Disabilities and the Obligation to Maintain Access During COVID‐19 WHEREAS, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 remain fully in effect and has not been repealed, modified, or suspended during the COVID‐19 pandemic; and, WHEREAS, on March 28, 2020 the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Bulletin on Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 1 reminding healthcare providers and other relevant entities that regulations and civil rights related to people with disabilities are still relevant and enforceable and healthcare “rationing” based on disability status is prohibited; and WHEREAS, people with disabilities still have the right and need to participate in their communities for personal, professional, health and recreational purposes; and, WHEREAS, many people with disabilities are at higher risk of contracting COVID‐19 due to an inability to social distance with personal care attendants or because of residence in a nursing home, institutional or group setting; and WHEREAS, many people with disabilities are considered “”high risk” for complications of COVID‐19 due to existing health conditions; and WHEREAS, modifications to operating procedures or service provision due to safety protocols may not be designed or implemented in ways that provide access in physical and virtual spaces; therefore preventing people with disabilities from accessing public goods and services or exposing them to higher risk (such as being unable to follow the “one way” flow of traffic due to only one doorway being accessible or being unable to see directional signage); and 1 Office Of Civil Rights: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ocr‐bulletin‐3‐28‐20.pdf WHEREAS, some people with disabilities in Austin have reported denial of assistance as a reasonable accommodation to access good or services due to risk to staff or inadequate staffing, without being offered an equally effective method of providing access; and WHEREAS, existing municipal outreach efforts have not always prioritized or considered the specific needs, concerns, issues, and challenges especially facing people with disabilities; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities recommends that local prevention and control efforts fully include, support, and affirm the human rights, dignity, and particular needs of all local people with disabilities throughout the COVID‐19 pandemic. We also encourage the City …

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Aug. 14, 2020

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Aug. 14, 2020

MCPD Approved August 14, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes original pdf

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Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (MCPD) Regular Meeting Minutes August 14, 2020 Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities REGULAR MEETING MINUTES (14 August 2020) The City of Austin, Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities convened in a regular meeting via video conference on August 14, 2020 with a live broadcast on ATXN. CALL TO ORDER: With quorum present Chair Jonathan Franks called the August 14, 2020 meeting of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities to order at 1:06pm Committee Members in Attendance: Chair Jonathan Franks, Vice Chair Jose Levy Commissioners: Gene Brooks, Joey Gidseg, Robin Orlowski, Emily Shryock. Committee Member Absent: Commissioners: Taurean Burt, Diane Kearns-Osterweil, Danny Saenz and Deborah Trejo Staff in Attendance: David Ondich, ADA Program Administrator and Lee Nguyen ADA Program Human Resources (HR) Specialist. Chair Jonathan Franks moved item 3A, A City staff presentation up on the agenda. Please refer to item 3A for description. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Commissioner Gene Brooks made a motion to approve the minutes from the July 10, 2020 MCPD Regular Meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Robin Orlowski. The motion passed 6-0. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: No citizen communication that took place during the August 14, 2020 MCPD Regular Meeting. 2. NEW BUSINESS: 2A. Discussion and possible action to adopt revised resolution from June 12 and July 8 MCPD meetings that local pandemic prevention efforts thoroughly include, affirm and support the rights and needs of people with disabilities – Commissioners Shryock and Orlowski; Motion: Commissioner Emily Shryock made a motion adopt the revised MCPD resolution that local pandemic prevention efforts thoroughly include, affirm and support the rights and needs of people with disabilities passed by the Commission for Women. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Robin Orlowski . The motion was passed 6-0. To view the discussion, commissioners’ comments in their entirety please visit: https://austintx.new.swagit.com/videos/74690 and view item 2A. . 3. STAFF PRESENTATIONS: 3A. Presentation and Discussion: Brie L. Franco, Intergovernmental Relations Officer; City of Austin’s State legislative agenda. To view the complete presentation and the Commissioners’ discussion and questions to the staff, in their entirety please visit: https://austintx.new.swagit.com/videos/74690 and view item 3A 3B. Presentation and Discussion: Candice Cooper, Public Information and Marketing Manager, Human Resources Department (HRD); Update on City of Austin, Quality of Life Study for People with Disabilities. A vendor has been selected through the City’s RFP process, the item is scheduled on the Council Agenda …

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July 10, 2020

MCPD Regular Meeting Agenda via Video Conference for Friday July 10, 2020 original pdf

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Special Meeting of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (MCPD) July 10, 2020 MCPD to be held Friday July 10, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance by Thursday July 09, 2020 by 12:00pm noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the July 10, 2020 Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512)-974-3256 or david.ondich@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Thursday July 09, 2020. The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to david.ondich@austintexas.gov by Noon on Thursday July 10, 2020. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES July 10, 2020 1:00p.m.-2:30p.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Robin Orlowski Danny Saenz Emily Shryock Deborah Trejo AGENDA Jonathan Franks, Chair Jose Levy, Vice-chair Gene Brooks Taurean Burt Joey Gidseg Diane Kearns-Osterweil CALL TO ORDER 2. NEW BUSINESS: 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Consider approval of the minutes from the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities June 12, 2020 Meeting. 2A. Discussion and possible action to adopt a resolution from June 12, 2020 regular meeting that local pandemic prevention efforts thoroughly include, affirm and support the rights and needs of people with disabilities – Commissioner Orlowski and full committee; 2B. Discussion and possible action to adopt/endorse a Race and Gender Equity Resolution passed by the Commission for Women– Commissioners Orlowski and Trejo; 2C. Discussion and possible action to adopt/endorse A Police Oversight Resolution passed by the Human Rights Commission – commissioner Orlowski and Vice-Chair Levy. 3. STAFF PRESENTATIONS: 3A. Presentation and Discussion: Maya Guevara, Community …

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July 10, 2020

Human Rights Commission Police Oversight resolution original pdf

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1 BOARD/COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Human Rights Commission Recommendation Number 20200622-002a: Office of Police Oversight Complaints WHEREAS, the City of Austin Police Department (hereinafter APD) exists to serve the community of Austin, Texas; and WHEREAS, The City of Austin’s Office of Police Oversight’s mission is to provide impartial oversight of the Austin Police Department’s conduct, practices, and policies to enhance accountability, inform the public to increase transparency, and create sustainable partnerships throughout the community; and WHEREAS, The City of Austin Office of Police Oversight exists to promote an atmosphere of earned trust between the community and the Austin Police Department; and WHEREAS, The City of Austin Office of Police Oversight makes recommendations to the City Manager and to APD about individual incidents and investigations, as well as broader policy recommendations, and investigated, and resolved; and Internal Affairs Division; and WHEREAS, the City of Austin’s Office of Police Oversight was created in order to ensure community concerns and/or complaints about potential police misconduct are heard, WHEREAS, It has been has reported in the media that community complaints are vetted by OPO and when sent to the APD they do not lead to an automatic investigation by the APD WHEREAS, complaints are vetted by the Office of Police Oversight, sent to APD are not immediately investigated by APD Internal Affairs, but instead are re-reviewed by APD Internal

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Race and Gender Equity Resolution Commission For Women original pdf

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN RECOMMENDATION 20200622-03A1 Date: June 22, 2020 Subject: Race and Gender Equity Motioned By: Amanda Lewis Seconded By: Flannery Bope Recommendation to Council WHEREAS, the Commission for Women (“Commission”) of the City of Austin (“City”) serves as an advisory body to the City Council (“Council”) and City Manager concerning the needs and problems of women in the Austin area and shall recommend programs designed to alleviate any inequities that may confront women in social, economic and vocational pursuits; and WHEREAS, on March 23, 2017 the Council passed Resolution No. 20170323-054, calling upon the Commission for Women, in collaboration with the City’s Human Rights Commission, to address gender disparities in the City and develop recommendations for modifying City policies or practices to eliminate disparate impacts; and WHEREAS, on November 8, 2017 the Commission passed Recommendation 20171108-004b: Women’s Equity in Austin (“Equity Recommendation”) to address these gender disparities; and WHEREAS, the Equity Recommendation resolved that Council immediately act to integrate gender equity principles into all of its operations, including policy, program and decision- making, which would, at a minimum, require that the Equity Office (or similar office) be empowered and supported to employ an equity tool and equity lens to investigate and addresses City laws, policies and practices that create an unintended disparate impact on women, and implement changes to the existing Equity Assessment Tool to provide information on gender as well as race; and WHEREAS, the Equity Recommendation resolved that the City educate its employees, managers and executives on sexism, racism and implicit bias; incentivize leaders to complete such training; and provide implicit bias training to private employers through ACC or other education institutions; and WHEREAS, commissions, community leaders and citizens are calling for public safety reform and changes in the Austin Police Department (“APD”) leadership and budget in response to local and nationwide police violence and killing of Black women and men; and 1 WHEREAS, crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking disproportionately impact women and girls, particularly women and girls of color and LGBTQ+ individuals; and WHEREAS, victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking must be empowered to access support and services whether or not they choose to engage with law enforcement, and providers of those services be reimbursed whether or not forensic evidence is collected when serving these victims; and WHEREAS, on August 9, 2017 the Commission passed Request 20170809-003b: Regarding Survivors …

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A resolution re people with disabilities and COVID original pdf

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A RESOLUTION RE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND COVID‐19 Whereas people with disabilities have always been a large part of the people of Austin’s history and present And people with disabilities are especially vulnerable to COVID‐19 because of our preexisting medical conditions. And social distancing CAN help reduce and stop the spread of COVID 19 And the Centers for Disease Control website explicitly does not recommend social distancing include things like blocking off access to disability accessible parking, blocking off non‐emergency exit door access, or other erroneous and ridiculous tactics which local entrepreneurs have falsely claimed helps to prevent COVID‐19. AND a large number of local cases and deaths are occurring inside nursing homes and assisted living centers which are populated by people with disabilities. People without disabilities do not go to live there. AND a large number of homeless individuals have one or more pre‐existing conditions but cannot effectively shelter in place because they have no permanent home due to the city’s high cost of living and a shelter’s close living quarters can quickly spread covid‐19. AND testing sites are still only ‘drive by’ making the reliable access of COVD‐19 status difficult for many in the disability community who cannot legal drive specifically because of our disabilities such as epilepsy, blindness and other pre‐existing conditions. AND Capital Metro had attempted to make ALL pass users including those with disabilities board at the back of the bus even though there was no ramp to safely board/exit the vehicle and that portion of the vehicle could not lower . The Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities therefore recommends that the local pandemic prevention efforts must thoroughly include, affirm and support the rights and needs of people with disabilities.

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ATXN Video-link to July 10, 2020 MCPD Regular Meeting original link

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