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July 19, 2022

AAQoL Meeting Agenda 07.19.22 original pdf

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ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA: JULY 19th, 2022 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSION July 19th, 2022 at 6:00 PM Austin City Hall Boards & Commissions Room 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX Regular Commission Meeting MEETING AGENDA This meeting is being held in a hybrid format, and some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (July 18th by 12pm-Noon). All public comments will occur at the beginning of the meeting and public speakers will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. To speak or attend remotely, residents must contact the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm-noon on Monday, July 18th, 2022. Please telephone call at (512) 978-1797 or email jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov. The information required is the speaker’s name, the item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, email address, and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). BOARD MEMBERS: District Kirk Yoshida (Chair) Commissioner District Commissioner Azra Siddiqi Kuo Yang Lily Trieu Fang Fang VACANT VACANT 9 10 Salimah Shamsuddin Meena Mutyala Mayor Hanna Huang At-Large Pramod Patil At-Large Zahra Shakur Jamal-Hassan At-Large Sarah Chen (Vice-Chair) Vincent Cobalis At-Large Pooja Sethi ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA: JULY 19th, 2022 AGENDA CALL TO ORDER The meeting is called to order by Chair Kirk Yoshida at: PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the COMMISSION’S REGULAR MEETING on June 21 & April 19th, 2022. STAFF BRIEFINGS 2. 3. 5. Staff Presentation from the Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) on their Fiscal Year Budget w/ Ed Morris – Financial Analyst III, & Vanorda Richardson – Financial Manager III. Staff Presentation from Project Connect on Anti-Displacement Measures w/ Julie Smith: City of Austin Housing & Planning Community Engagement Specialist (Also presenting: Rachel Tepper & Ursula Henderson) DISCUSSION ITEMS 4. Welcome & introductions for Lily Trieu, newly appointed AAQoL Commissioner for District 4. Discussion of FY22-23 Budget Process, Recommendations and Endorsements – Including announcement on JIC’s Special …

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July 19, 2022

CapMetro/Project Connect Anti-Displacement Measures Presentation to AAQoL Commission - July 2022 original pdf

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Project Connect Community-Initiated Solutions Program Updates July 2022 Agenda • Project Connect Anti-Displacement Investments: Timeline, Budget & 2022 Investments • Community Initiated Solutions: Funding Priorities, Funding Term, Amount & Eligibility • Equity Framework • Application & Review Process • Outreach & Engagement • Q & A $300 Million Project Connect Anti-Displacement Investments When voters approved $7.1 Billion for Project Connect in November 2020, Proposition A included $300 million for anti- displacement work in order to: • Help prevent the displacement of people due to rising costs that may result from transit-oriented development • Create long-term impact with focus on affordable housing units and asset-building opportunities that enhance people's economic mobility and prevent displacement. 3 4 Investment Years 1 & 2: $65 Million * Remaining $1 million will be used for program administration 5 Community Initiated Solutions: 2022 Funding Priorities $20 million is available for nonprofit organizations and partnerships for the following priorities: Renter/tenant stabilization Expansion and preservation of homeownership opportunities Other anti-displacement strategies 6 Funding Term and Amount • AHFC anticipates awarding up to 15 applications for the $20,000,000 • Minimum amount: $250,000 • Organizations may apply for up to three (3) years of funding understanding that if selected, the initial contract term will be for one (1) year. Second and third years are extended based on outcomes, performance, and an updated budget. 7 Eligibility • All investments must benefit existing residents who live within one (1) mile of Project Connect station or lines in communities with vulnerable, active, and chronic displacement risk. • Applicants must be one of the following: • Nonprofit organizations: 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 non-profit organization and a registered vendor with the City of Austin; or • Partnerships: Partnerships between nonprofits and for-profits, or community-based organizations. Partners must identify a lead organization responsible for coordinating the group’s activities, including fiscal administration, reporting, quality control, and deliverable management. The lead organization must be a registered vendor with the City of Austin. 8 Anti-Displacement Maps and Dashboard The Dashboard and Maps were created to pinpoint and prioritize areas within one (1) mile of Project Connect stations and lines, with residents most vulnerable to displacement • Use the dashboard and maps to demonstrate service • footprint of your proposal and which stage of displacement You can use maps and dashboard to answer question 1; using data from dashboard may help you craft appropriate solutions that will stave off displacement in …

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CapMetro/Project Connect Anti-Displacement Measures Presentation to AAQoL Commission - July 2022 original pdf

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Project Connect Community-Initiated Solutions Program Updates July 2022 Agenda • Project Connect Anti-Displacement Investments: Timeline, Budget & 2022 Investments • Community Initiated Solutions: Funding Priorities, Funding Term, Amount & Eligibility • Equity Framework • Application & Review Process • Outreach & Engagement • Q & A $300 Million Project Connect Anti-Displacement Investments When voters approved $7.1 Billion for Project Connect in November 2020, Proposition A included $300 million for anti- displacement work in order to: • Help prevent the displacement of people due to rising costs that may result from transit-oriented development • Create long-term impact with focus on affordable housing units and asset-building opportunities that enhance people's economic mobility and prevent displacement. 3 4 Investment Years 1 & 2: $65 Million * Remaining $1 million will be used for program administration 5 Community Initiated Solutions: 2022 Funding Priorities $20 million is available for nonprofit organizations and partnerships for the following priorities: Renter/tenant stabilization Expansion and preservation of homeownership opportunities Other anti-displacement strategies 6 Funding Term and Amount • AHFC anticipates awarding up to 15 applications for the $20,000,000 • Minimum amount: $250,000 • Organizations may apply for up to three (3) years of funding understanding that if selected, the initial contract term will be for one (1) year. Second and third years are extended based on outcomes, performance, and an updated budget. 7 Eligibility • All investments must benefit existing residents who live within one (1) mile of Project Connect station or lines in communities with vulnerable, active, and chronic displacement risk. • Applicants must be one of the following: • Nonprofit organizations: 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 non-profit organization and a registered vendor with the City of Austin; or • Partnerships: Partnerships between nonprofits and for-profits, or community-based organizations. Partners must identify a lead organization responsible for coordinating the group’s activities, including fiscal administration, reporting, quality control, and deliverable management. The lead organization must be a registered vendor with the City of Austin. 8 Anti-Displacement Maps and Dashboard The Dashboard and Maps were created to pinpoint and prioritize areas within one (1) mile of Project Connect stations and lines, with residents most vulnerable to displacement • Use the dashboard and maps to demonstrate service • footprint of your proposal and which stage of displacement You can use maps and dashboard to answer question 1; using data from dashboard may help you craft appropriate solutions that will stave off displacement in …

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Community Action Network - Flyer original pdf

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HEALTH Central Health Integral Care Seton Healthcare Family St. David’s Foundation COLLABORATIVE / PHILANTHROPIC Community Justice Council Interfaith Action (iACT) One Voice Central Texas United Way Greater Austin COMMUNITY ADVANCEMENT NETWORK MISSION CAN is a partnership of governmental, non-profit, private and faith-based organizations which leverage mutual resources to collectively improve social, health, educational and economic opportunities in our community. GOVERNMENT City of Austin City of Pflugerville Travis County K-12 EDUCATION Austin ISD Del Valle ISD Manor ISD TRANSPORTATION Capital Metro WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Goodwill Central Texas HIGHER EDUCATION Austin Community College Workforce Solutions— Capital Area Huston-Tillotson University St. Edward’s University University of Texas ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Asian Chamber Black Chamber Greater Austin Chamber Hispanic Chamber CAN: Promoting & Supporting the Power of Collaboration for More than 25 Years Identifying opportunities to coordinate and align services among CAN partners and other community service providers. • Supporting efforts to address community challenges through collective action. • Creating civic infrastructure for civic dialogue and civic action. • Ensuring the right stakeholders are part of assessing and addressing the challenges our community faces. Increasing understanding of emerging issues and trends and identifying proactive strategies that may be pursued. • • WWW.CANATX.ORG CAN SUPPORTS COLLABORATIVE ACTION AIMED AT EXPANDING EQUITY & OPPORTUNITY BY: DEVELOPING TOOLS TO INFORM CREATING OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE MAKING STRATEGIC CONNECTIONS CAN DASHBOARD In 2021, CAN Published the 12th annual CAN community dashboard tracking 18 indicators that assess our community’s overall health/ well-being. RACE EQUITY ACTION FRAMEWORK In 2021, CAN published the Race Equity Action Framework to assess local needs and identify where more attention is needed. Click Here to View Tool Click Here to View Tool CAN COVID-19 RESPONSE CAN PODCAST CAN launched the “We CAN! ATX” web portal as a flexible tool to get critical information to the public during times of crisis in multiple languages as well as to help people engage in the crisis response. Click Here to View Tool In 2020, CAN launched “Get Engaged,” a weekly community calendar highlighting opportunities to get engaged on efforts aimed at advancing equity, opportunity and community well-being. Click Here to Listen or Sign-Up LANGUAGE ACCESS REGIONAL SUMMIT CAN has been working with its Language Access Action Team to develop resources that: organizations can use to improve services; and community members can use to access services. This includes establishment of the Central Texas Language Access Fund. In 2021, CAN hosted its 5th biennial …

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FY2023 PARD Budget Forecast Presentation to AAQoL Commission - July 2022 original pdf

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FY 20 23 P RO P O SED B UD GET Austin Parks and Recreation Department D e p a r t m e n t B u d g e t O v e r v ie w FY 2022 Totals at a Glance FY 20 22 Ap p ro v e d Bu d g e t FY 20 22 P o s it io n s FY 20 22 So u rc e s $115 Million 769.25 FTEs Tax Supported: 75% Fees/Other: 22% Gra nts /Othe r: 3% FY 2022 Budget by Program FY 2022 Budget Highlights • $660K for Operations & Maintenance Support for the operation and maintenance of new, expanded, and redeveloped parkland and facilities • $900K for expansion of child-care at recreation centers • $615K for expansion of Park Rangers Program 2 D e p a r t m e n t B u d g e t O v e r v ie w Data and Highlights PARD Full Time Employees FY22 Expenditure Budget by Category 3 D e p a r t m e n t B u d g e t O v e r v ie w FY 2023 Proposed Budget FY 20 23 P ro p o s e d Bu d g e t FY 20 23 P ro p o s e d P o s it io n s FY 20 23 So u rc e s $123 Million* 792 FTEs Tax Supported: 75%. Fees/Other: 22% Gra nts /Othe r: 3% FY 20 23 GENERAL FUND HIGHLIGHTS General Fund Budget Increase - $7.6M** Standard City-Wide Cost Drivers - $6.3 M Requested Department-Wide Cost Drivers - $0.8M • Living Wage Adjustment Increase • Other Employee Wage Adjustments • Fleet Maintenance and Fuel • City Support Services • Operations & Maintenance Support • Golf Enterprise Fund appropriation adjustment Additional Items approved by City Management - $0.5M • AARC ballroom dividers funding • Permanent lifeguard positions *Includes Enterprise Golf Fund **Estimate only. FY23 Budget is still under development, pending City Council approval. 4 FY 2023 Proposed Budget As of July 15th, PARD’s Proposed Budget contains an incremental increase of $7.6 million, including 22.75 FTEs: Standard City-Wide Cost Drivers - $6.3 M  Living Wage Adjustment Increases; $2.8M  Other Wage Adjustment Increases; $1.4M  Fleet Maintenance and Fuel; $0.7M  City Support Services; $1.4M Requested Department-Wide Cost Drivers - …

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June 21, 2022

AAQoL June 2022 Meeting Agenda original pdf

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ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA: JUNE 21st, 2022 ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSION June 21st, 2022 at 6:00 PM Austin City Hall Boards & Commissions Room 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX Regular Commission Meeting AGENDA Some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public comment and attendance will be allowed in person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (June 20th by Noon). All public comments will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak or attend remotely, residents must: telephone call, or email the Equity Office’s or Commission/Neighborhood jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov, no later than 12pm-noon on Monday, June 20th, 2022. The information required is the speaker’s name, the item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, email address, and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). BOARD MEMBERS: 978-1797 Liaison, Jeremy Garza, (512) at District 9 10 Mayor At-Large At-Large At-Large At-Large Commissioner Salimah Shamsuddin Meena Mutyala Hanna Huang Pramod Patil Pooja Sethi Zahra Shakur Jamal-Hassan Sarah Cen (Vice-Chair) District Commissioner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Kirk Yoshida (Chair) Azra Siddiqi Kuo Yang VACANT Vincent Cobalis Fang Fang VACANT VACANT CALL TO ORDER: ROLL CALL: Present: ● Absent: ● ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA: JUNE 21st, 2022 PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three- minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. Consider approval of minutes from the Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission (AAQOLAC) meetings on: b. No meeting minutes for May 2022, due to meeting cancellation/lack of quorum. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. April 19, 2022 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Workgroup/Project Reports 1. Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Workgroup 2. Health and Community Engagement Workgroup 3. Arts & Culture Workgroup 4. Human Resources Workgroup 5. Business Planning Workgroup 6. Public Safety / Policing Project b. Update on the Joint Inclusion Committee meeting (Commissioner Cobalis) c. Follow-up Items: 1. Update on AARC Master Plan (Commissioner Cobalis) 2. Update on the FY 2023 Budget Recommendation Process – Final JIC Recommendations (Commissioner Yoshida) 3. Update on Commissioner Vacancies & Work Group Members (Commissioner Yoshida) 3. STAFF BRIEFING a. Staff Presentation on the Austin Police Department’s (APD) Safe Place Initiative: w/ …

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June 21, 2022

Austin Police Department's Safe Place Initiative Presentation original pdf

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SAFE PLACE INITIATIVE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT AUSTIN, TX CHRISTIAN MENDOZA Pronouns: he/him/his -LGBTQIA+ Outreach -APD Safe Place Initiative 2008: Volunteer 2018: Employed APD SAFE PLACE INITIATIVE Free and voluntary partnership with the business, faith and non-profit community that serves a critical role in assisting victims of hate crimes. 1) *Call 911 on behalf of the victim 2) Create a safe place for the victim Due to safety concerns, this initiative is NOT designed or authorized for individual and/or residential use *you are not required to call 911 if there is no threat to life/property and the victim does not want police involved HISTORY 1970’s: “Yellow Hand Program” 2014: Ofc. Jim Ritter appointed to Seattle PD LGBTQ+ Liaison 2015: Safe Place Program born to address under reporting of LGBTQ+ hate crimes 2018: Language changed to include everyone, not just LGBTQ+ 2019: Austin PD becomes 1st agency in Texas to join and 1st in the world to offer it in multiple languages ABOUT THE DECAL Trademarked by Seattle PD 3’-5’ from the ground in all entrances accessible to the public Same decal across the U.S to maintain continuity and branding Simplified Chinese Vietnamese PARTICIPATING ENTITIES -10,000+ in the U.S. LOCAL ENTITIES 105 in Austin, TX WHAT IS THE FEDERAL DEFINITION OF A HATE CRIME? A criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a person’s actual or perceived: -Race -Color -Disability -Sexual orientation -National origin/ethnicity -Gender -Religion -Gender identity WHAT IS THE TEXAS DEFINITION OF A HATE CRIME? A criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a person’s actual or perceived: -National origin/ethnicity -Judge -Sexual orientation -Peace officer -Race -Color -Religion -Disability -Gender -Age WHAT IS A BIAS INCIDENT (HATE SPEECH)? -Bias incidents are non-criminal. -Bias incidents are where a subject uses/directs offensive/derogatory words at an individual and/or group during constitutionally protected free speech and the subject does not accompany those words with direct threats and/or actions. “Hateful speech is not a crime, but it can be evidence of a hate crime.” According to Stop AAPI Hate, Texas ranks 4th in anti-Asian hate crimes AUSTIN, TX STATISTICS 1 of 16,000 agencies that reports to the FBI AUSTIN, TX STATISTICS 2018 Total: 18 Anti-LGBTQ+: 5 2019 Total: 12 Anti-LGBTQ+: 5 2015 Total: 14 Anti-LGBTQ+: 6 2016 Total: 17 Anti-LGBTQ+: 7 2017 Total: …

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Community Letter on Historic Preservation of 4th Street LGBTQ Corridor original pdf

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May 25, 2022 Terri Myers, Chair City of Austin Historic Landmark Commission Dear Ms. Myers, Re: 310-312 Colorado St, 201-209 W 4th St, and 211 W 4th St Preservation Austin exists to empower Austinites to shape a more inclusive, resilient, and meaningful community culture through preservation. We write to you today to address the alarming losses that our LGBTQIA community may face with the proposed demolitions of 310-312 Colorado St (DA-2022-040962;GF-2022-047912), 201-209 W 4th St (DA-2022-040962;GF-2022-047912), and 211 W 4th St (DA-2022-040962;GF-2022-047912). We ask the Historic Landmark Commission to reject the proposed demolitions and support historic zoning for these significant properties in the areas of Community Value and Architecture. These cases aligns with Preservation Austin’s Underrepresented Heritage Advocacy Priority for their associations with Austin’s LGQBTIA community. Since adopting this priority, Preservation Austin’s Advocacy Committee and our Fowler Family Underrepresented Heritage Interns have done extensive research into Austin’s LGBTQIA heritage and the sites associated with it, many of which are no longer extant. To date, no historic landmarks, markers, or designations honor Austin’s LGBTQIA heritage. This problem is not unique to Austin––scholars Camden Miller and Alex Bitterman aptly summarized this phenomenon in their essay “Commemorating Historically Significant Gay Places Across the United States”: “Gay spaces across the United States are steeped in important and ephemeral history. However, the stories of these spaces—and the people that lived the struggle to gain LGBTQ+ rights—are largely unrecorded, undocumented, and are not centrally collected or archived beyond Wikipedia entries and oral histories. Many gay places and gay neighborhoods have no formal means of recognition or historic protection such as those that are available to other classifications of landmarks from state or federal agencies. The pioneering generation that gave rise to the LGBTQ+ rights movement is aging and the time to capture the unprecedented—and largely undocumented—history of their efforts and struggle is endangered.” Preservation Austin remains committed to researching and protecting the spaces vital to our city’s LGBTQIA heritage. We believe it is important to do so because this is a story that is not often told, but one that is essential to the complete story of Austin. The Warehouse District has been home to a vibrant queer community for many decades, and within its walls and on its streets the very history of Austin’s LGBTQIA community has been written. We heard from the Hanover company as they attempted to deny and downplay the historic associations …

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June 21, 2022

Developing Austin's 1st Food Plan Presentation from the Office of Sustainability original pdf

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A Food Plan for Austin Developing the City’s first -ever Food Plan What is a Food System? The Office of Sustainability defines the food system as an interconnected network that includes everything that happens with food —where and how it is grown, distributed and sold, consumed, and ideally recovered. The food system is shaped by its stakeholders, practices, and the laws that regulate both. Post Consumption & Waste Diversion Processing & Distribution Production Food Justice Consumption & Access Markets & Retail Did you know? ● 14.7% food insecurity in Travis County and 18 out of 47 zip codes in Travis County don’t have a full service grocery store ● 16.8 acres of farmland are lost every day in Travis ● Less than 1% of food consumed in Austin -Travis County is locally produced ● 1.24 million pounds of food is wasted every day in County Austin When disaster strikes ● Lack of supplies and limited organized means of distribution what they need ● Road conditions can prevent people from getting ● Support services closed ● Long lines and bare shelves ● Emergency supplies lack food that meets culture and dietary needs Disaster Food & Water Appendix ● Working with Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM) and other departments ● Creating a plan to supplement the Emergency Operations Plan ● Will include learnings from Winter Storm Uri, COVID-19, boil water notices, and other possible scenarios Developing Austin’s firs t ever Food Pla n Why do we need a Food Plan? ● The impact of the Covid -19 pandemic & Winter Storm Uri exposed and exacerbated deficiencies in our food system. ● A Food Plan will set clear Goals and Strategies to mitigate the impact of future crises, correct the system’s inequalities, and move toward a more equitable, sustainable & resilient food system that serves everyone. ● This will be Austin’s first ever Food Plan; when completed, it will provide a coordinating structure for all food related initiatives to work towards a shared vision and address key issues Resolution In June 2021, Austin City Council directed the City Manager to initiate a planning process and multilingual engagement strategy for the creation of the Austin Travis County Food System Plan, which shall convene experts and stakeholders to craft a 5 -year plan. The Office Of Sustainability is the department in charge of overseeing the achievement of this goal. Source: Austin City Council RESOLUTION …

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June 21, 2022

HOT Programs Update Presentation from the Economic Development Department original pdf

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EDD HOT Programs Process Update ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSION JUNE 21, 2022 Concerns of Inequitable Distribution* Problem: we are trying to address 50 years of inequitable distribution of funding through the Cultural Funding programs due to the historical policies, practices, and (in)accessibility of our programs. *Data shows leadership/staff demographics FY15-FY 21 only. We recognize this is only one indicator. Equitable Funding Review Goal The desired goal is to sustain and grow Austin’s cultural infrastructure so that all may share in the economic and employment benefits of the heritage preservation and creative sectors, as well as upholding the City’s commitment to racial equity per the City of Austin’s Equity Office standards and goals. Cultural Funding Review Process Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 4.5 Launch + Listen Record + Analyze Equity Audit 9 1 0 2 • 1 town hall • 2 workshops • 39 listening sessions • 540 participants • 1,160 engagement hours • Feedback compiled and synthesized • Organized into specific themes and directions for further discussion • Staff assessment of programs • Equity trainings for staff and commissions • Heritage Tourism and Music and Entertainment added • Process audit with ODD • MJR Recommendations Program Development • 1500+ hours of staff planning • 2 public presentations • Feedback: comment box, 1:1 meetings, Q+A, direct communications, Commission meetings 2 0 2 2 Program Refinement • 1 presentation • Regular VOOH and 3 guided discussions • Arts Commission chats • Feedback collection including survey • Feedback will be used to refine the program before official launch • Evaluation is ongoing! Feedback informed every aspect of program development including program priorities, application scoring, rubrics, and process improvements. Holistic Funding Ecosystem Nexus Nurture new and emerging applicants by funding creative public projects developed through community activation and/or collaboration. Elevate Creative and administrative expenses of cultural producers that amplify equity and prioritize inclusive programming. Thrive Focused investment to sustain and grow arts organizations that are deeply rooted in, and reflective of Austin’s diverse cultures. Pilot Program Nexus in Detail Goal Contract Term Type of Funding Who can apply? Selection Process Draft Total Available Funds Draft Award Amounts Draft Number of Awardees Individuals/ Groups* (*cooperatives, non-profit organizations, businesses, partnerships, etc.) Encourage new talent Nexus 6 Months Project Funding Only 3 COA Staff + Rubric ~$500,000 $5,000 100 (50 per cycle; 2 cycles/year) Pilot Program Elevate in Detail Elevate Elevate …

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AAQoL Regular Meeting Agenda May 2022 original pdf

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ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSION May 17th, 2022 at 6:00 PM Austin City Hall Boards & Commissions Room 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX Regular Commission Meeting Agenda Some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public comment and attendance will be allowed in person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (May 16 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak or attend remotely, residents must: telephone call or email the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood or jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov, no later than 12pm-noon on Monday, May 16th, 2022. The information required is the speaker’s name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). BOARD MEMBERS: 978-1797 Liaison, Jeremy Garza, (512) at District 9 10 Mayor At-Large At-Large At-Large At-Large Commissioner Salimah Shamsuddin Meena Mutyala Hanna Huang Pramod Patil Pooja Sethi Zahra Shakur Jamal-Hassan Sarah Cen (Vice-Chair) District Commissioner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Kirk Yoshida (Chair) Azra Siddiqi Kuo Yang VACANT Vincent Cobalis Fang Fang VACANT VACANT CALL TO ORDER: ROLL CALL: Present:  Absent:  PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three- minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. Consider approval of minutes from the Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission (AAQOLAC) meetings on: 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. April 19, 2022 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Workgroup/Project Reports 1. Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Workgroup 2. Health and Community Engagement Workgroup 3. Arts & Culture Workgroup 4. Human Resources Workgroup 5. Business Planning Workgroup 6. Public Safety / Policing Project b. Update on the Joint Inclusion Committee meeting (Commissioner Cobalis) c. Follow-up Items: 1. Update on AARC Master Plan (Commissioner Cobalis) 2. Update on the FY 2023 Budget Recommendation Process – Final JIC Recommendations (Commissioner Yoshida) 3. Update on Commissioner Vacancies & Work Group Members (Commissioner a. APD Safe Place Initiative Briefing (APD Office of Community Liaison) b. Northwest Austin Universal Health Clinic (Dr. Sanjna Malpani) Yoshida) 3. STAFF BRIEFING 4. NEW BUSINESS a. No items this month. 5. INFORMATION SHARING a. Open Mic for Commissioners to share information with each other, especially regarding future agenda and pending deadlines on action …

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April 19, 2022

AAQoL Commission Meeting AGENDA _April 19th 2022 original pdf

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ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSION APRIL 19th, 2022 at 6:00 PM Austin City Hall Boards & Commissions Room 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX Regular Commission Meeting Agenda Some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (April 18 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak or attend remotely, residents must: telephone call or email the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, at (512) 978-1797 or jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov, no later than 12pm-noon on Monday, April 18th, 2022. The information required is the speaker’s name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). BOARD MEMBERS: District 9 10 Mayor At-Large At-Large At-Large At-Large Commissioner Salimah Shamsuddin Meena Mutyala Hanna Huang Pramod Patil Pooja Sethi Zahra Shakur Jamal-Hassan Sarah Cen (Vice-Chair) District Commissioner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Kirk Yoshida (Chair) Azra Siddiqi Kuo Yang VACANT Vincent Cobalis Fang Fang VACANT VACANT CALL TO ORDER: ROLL CALL: Present: • Absent: • PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three- minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Consider approval of minutes from the Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission (AAQOLAC) meetings on: a. March 28th, 2022 (Special Called Meeting) 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Workgroup/Project Report i. Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Workgroup ii. Health and Community Engagement Workgroup iii. Arts & Culture Workgroup iv. Human Resources Workgroup v. Business Planning Workgroup vi. Public Safety / Policing Project b. Update on the Joint Inclusion Committee Meeting(s) – Commissioner Cobais c. Update on AARC Master Plan – Commissioner Cobalis d. Update on the Joint Cultural Committee – Possible action on a recommendation to City Council regarding the activation of the Joint Cultural Committee. (Hannah & Sarah; Council Approved, but Commission Never Activated) e. Update on FY 2023 Budget Recommendation Process – Commissioner Yoshida i. Discussion and possible action on further budget endorsements from the JIC. 3. STAFF BRIEFING 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Staff Briefing on APD Body-Worn & Dashboard Camera Program by Karla Peredo & Lindsay Southard, Community Engagement …

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April 19, 2022

APA Heritage Month 2022 Proclamation original pdf

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PROCLAMATION Be it known that: WHEREAS, Austin residents who trace their ancestry to Asia and the Pacific Islands have contributed much to the City with their talents and hard work; these residents speak many languages, honor countless traditions and practice different faiths, but they are bound by a shared commitment to freedom and liberty, while the diversity among Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders adds to the cultural fabric of our society; and, WHEREAS, The Asian and Pacific Islander Community in Austin is the fastest growing demographic group, doubling roughly every twelve years comprising of approximately 8% of the City of Austin's population; and, WHEREAS, In the wake of COVID‐19, AAPI communities are experiencing fear and anxiety as more and more hate crimes against their community are reported; and WHEREAS, The Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission was created in 2014 to represent the growing Asian and Pacific Islander Community in the City of Austin and brings this proclamation forward today; and WHEREAS, It is critical that we stand together as one Austin, now, more than ever; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Steve Adler, Mayor of the City of Austin, Texas, do hereby proclaim May 2022 as Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Austin. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Austin to be affixed this 1st Day of May in the Year Two Thousand Nineteen Steve Adler, Mayor, City of Austin

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OPO Presentation for AAQoL Commission Meeting 4.19.22 original pdf

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Asian American QOL Advisory Commission Office of Police Oversight April 19, 2022 Website: ATXPoliceOversight.org Phone: (512) 972-2OPO or (512) 972-2676 ATXPoliceOversight ATX_OPO Agenda • OPO Overview • BIPOC communities & policing • Enhancing Transparency ➢How to File a Complaint/ Thank You • Building Partnerships ➢Community Outreach ➢Know Your Rights • Questions Mission Statement The mission of the Office of Police Oversight (OPO) 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. Three Main Focus Areas Community Engagement Complaints Research 2018-2019 Report findings relevant to BIPOC communities Joint Report: Analysis of APD’s 2019 Racial Profiling Data • Black/African American drivers are the most overrepresented group in motor vehicle stops, making up approximately 8% of the Austin population, 14% of the motor vehicle stops, 25% of searches, and 25% of the arrests, and were the only demographic to receive more high discretion than low discretion searches • The Black/African American driving population had two times more motor vehicle stops per driving population than the White/Caucasian driving population. White/Caucasians and Asians received a higher percentage of warnings/field observations at 63% and 64%, respectively • Black/African Americans were three times more likely to be searched and were approximately three times more likely to be arrested than White/Caucasians • Hispanic/Latino drivers make up 34% of motor vehicle stops and 43% of arrests resulting from stops, but make up 31% of Austin’s adult population • Hispanic/Latinos received the highest percentage of citations at 44% 2018 Officer-Involved Shooting Report • Austin officer-involved shootings in 2018 showed that 7 out of 12 incidents involved Latinx individuals. • Most individuals involved in the 2018 incidents were ethnic minorities, specifically Latinx males, and most individuals involved in the 2018 incidents were between 20-28 years old. • The highest concentration of Officer-Involved Shootings occurred in City Council District 2, the borders of which closely mirror those of APD’s Frank sector. District 2 and Frank sector cover southeast Austin. How to Make a Complaint/Thank you www.atxpoliceoversight.org Community Engagement • 41 community events attended in 2021 • Tabling - office hours, resource fairs, Back to School events, festivals, conferences • Presentations - service providers, community meetings • APD's Use of Force policies • Flyering in Districts 1- 4 • Townhalls • Race and Policing in Austin • People with Disabilities and Policing …

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April 2022 Approved Meeting Minutes original pdf

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ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES April 19th, 2022 ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSION APRIL 19th, 2022 at 6:00 PM Austin City Hall Boards & Commissions Room 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX Meeting Minutes Some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public comment and attendance will be allowed in person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (April 18 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak or attend remotely, residents must: telephone call or email the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, at (512) 978-1797 or jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov, no later than 12pm-noon on Monday, April 18th, 2022. The information required is the speaker’s name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). BOARD MEMBERS: District 9 10 Mayor At-Large At-Large At-Large At-Large Commissioner Salimah Shamsuddin Meena Mutyala Hanna Huang Pramod Patil Pooja Sethi Zahra Shakur Jamal-Hassan Sarah Chen (Vice-Chair) District Commissioner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Kirk Yoshida (Chair) Azra Siddiqi Kuo Yang VACANT Vincent Cobalis Fang Fang VACANT VACANT CALL TO ORDER: Kirk Yoshia called the meeting to order at 6:27pm ROLL CALL: Present: • Kirk Yoshida • Pramod Patil • Vincent Cobalis • Hanna Huang • Sarah Chen • Kuo Yang ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES • Zahra Shakur Jamal-Hassan • Azra Siddiqui Absent: • Fang Fang • Salimah Shamsuddin April 19th, 2022 PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three- minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Consider approval of minutes from the Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission (AAQOLAC) meetings on: a. March 28th, 2022 (Special Called Meeting) i. Motion by Vince Cobalis ii. Seconded by Sarah Chen iii. All in favor. No Objections. Abstain Pramod. iv. Edits: New Business – agenda items we don’t discuss…should they say they were not discussed. Postponed. 2. STAFF BRIEFING a. Staff Briefing on APD Body-Worn & Dashboard Camera Program by Karla Peredo & Lindsay Southard, Community Engagement Specialist, Office of Police Oversight (OPO). b. Presentation from Northwest Austin Universal Health Clinic by Dr. Sanjna Malpani. i. Presentation Postponed 3. …

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Agenda original pdf

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ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSION March 28th, 2022 at 6:00 PM City of Austin Permitting & Development Center Public Conference Rm #1207 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Austin, TX 78752 Special Called Meeting Agenda Some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (March 25 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely, residents must: Call or email the Equity Office’s Commission Liaison, Jeremy Garza, at (512) 978-1797 or jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov, no later than noon March 25. The information required is the speaker’s name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). BOARD MEMBERS: Vince Cobalis, Pramod Patil, Pooja Sethi, Kirk Yoshida, Sarah Chen, Meena Mutyala, Kuo Yang, Fang Fang, Zahra Shakur Jamal-Hassan, Hanna Huang, and Salimah Shamsuddin. CALL TO ORDER: PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three- minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Consider approval of minutes from the Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission (AAQOLAC) meetings on: a. February 15th, 2022 b. November 16th, 2022 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Workgroup/Project Report i. Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Workgroup ii. Health and Community Engagement Workgroup iii. Arts & Culture Workgroup iv. Human Resources Workgroup v. Business Planning Workgroup vi. Public Safety / Policing Project b. Update on the Joint Inclusion Committee Meeting(s) – Commissioner Cobais c. Follow-up Items: i. Update on AARC Master Plan – Commissioner Cobalis ii. Update on FY 2023 Budget Recommendation Process – Commissioner Yoshida 3. STAFF BRIEFING 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Equity-Based Preservation Plan – Presented by Elizabeth Brummett, Senior Planner in the Housing & Planning Department a. Discussion and possible action on a recommendation to City Council regarding the activation of the Joint Cultural Committee. b. Discussion and possible action on the election of officers to the Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission. c. Discussion and possible action on Commission FY 2023 budget recommendations. d. Discussion and possible action update to commission bylaws (to replace “citizen” with “public” in all official documentation) in accordance with city council directive made …

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Backup original pdf

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EQUITY-BASED HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLAN Briefing to Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission—March 15, 2022 GOAL Replace Austin’s 1981 preservation plan with an inclusive, equity-focused, and community- oriented process and outcome WHY NOW? • Substantial population growth • High development pressure • Existing preservation plan approved in 1981 WHY NOW? EQUITY + COMMUNITY • How can we better recognize, preserve, and share important places and stories? • How can preservation policies and tools address essential issues like sustainability, affordability, and displacement? • How can citizens co-create preservation policies? ) t h g i r ( i n o s u c n l I l i a c o S d n a n o i t a v r e s e r P , ) r e t n e c d n a t f e l ( n i t s u A f o y t i C / r i a h C n e p O : s e g a m I EQUITY + COMMUNITY Images (clockwise from top): Westside Preservation Alliance/Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, Columbia University, City and County of San Francisco, Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, National Trust for Historic Preservation, San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation HISTORY MATTERS HISTORY MATTERS HISTORY MATTERS Historic landmark COMMUNITY-BASED PROCESS Professional facilitator Community heritage survey Focus: vision for plan City staff from 12 departments Focus groups Cultural and heritage organizations, legacy businesses, neighborhood associations COMMUNITY-BASED PROCESS Preservation Plan Working Group Recruitment through community partners $25/hour compensation available Laptop and wifi hotspot loans available COMMUNITY-BASED PROCESS Preservation Plan Working Group 150 applicants Multipronged selection process – Short answers – Stakeholder representation – Lived experience + geographic diversity COMMUNITY-BASED PROCESS 29 community members 22 ZIP codes 17 members opting into compensation AUSTIN WORKING GROUP COMMUNITY-BASED PROCESS ✓ Affordable housing advocate ✓ Archaeologist ✓ Architect ✓ Attorney ✓ Business owner ✓ City board or commission ✓ Community member ✓ Contractor ✓ Developer ✓ Economic development organization ✓ Educational institution ✓ Engineer ✓ Heritage organization ✓ Heritage tourism professional ✓ Historic property owner ✓ Historical commission (City, County, State) ✓ Landscape architect ✓ Neighborhood association ✓ Preservation organization ✓ Preservation consultant ✓ Religious institution ✓ Social justice organization ✓ Urban planner/planning organization LAYING THE FOUNDATION LAYING THE FOUNDATION MEETING SCHEDULE – PHASE 1 Apr. May Enforcement and protection Outreach, education, engagement Review and next steps June …

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