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Regular Meeting of the Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission
Jan. 19, 2021

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Versión en español a continuación. Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission January 19, 2021 Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission to be held January 19, 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 (January 18, 2021 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the January 19, 2021 Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at Joshua Robinson at 512-974-9006 later than noon, (January 18, 2021). The following information is required: speaker 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). •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 joshua.robinson@austintexas.gov by noon the day before the scheduled meeting. 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 Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission FECHA de la reunion (January 19, 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 (January 18, 2021 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 la junta en Joshua Robinson at 512-974-9006 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 …

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Dec. 22, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission December 22, 2020 Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Special Called Meeting to be held December 22, 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 (December 21, 2020 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the December 22, 2020 Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at Joshua Robinson at 512-974-9006 later than noon, (December 21, 2020). The following information is required: speaker 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). •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 joshua.robinson@austintexas.gov by noon the day before the scheduled meeting. 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 Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission FECHA de la reunion (December 22, 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 (December 21, 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 la junta en Joshua Robinson at 512-974-9006 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 …

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Dec. 22, 2020

Agenda Item 1_Draft Minutes November 17, 2020 original pdf

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ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION (AAQOLAC) REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020 The AAQOLAC convened in a regular meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Chair Yoshida called the Commission Meeting to order at 6:08 p.m. Commission Members in Attendance: Vince Cobalis, Sarah Chen, Kuo Yang, Kirk Yoshida, Nguyen Stanton, Hanna Huang, Pramod Patil, Shubhada Saxena, Pooja Sethi, Shruti Mangalmurti, and Debasree DasGupta Staff in Attendance: Rey Arellano, Assistant City Manager Joshua Robinson, Interim Senior Executive Assistant (Office of the City Manager) 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES The Commission moved to approve minutes from AAQOLAC meeting on July 22, 2020, September 18, 2020, and October 20, 2020 with discussed changes. Commissioner Cobalis made the motion. Commissioner Chen seconded. Vote was 10-0. Commissioner Sethi abstained. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Workgroup Reports: 1. Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Workgroup: Commissioner DasGupta provided an update. Updates provided in the backup documents. 2. Health and Community Engagement Workgroup: No update provided. 3. Arts and Culture Workgroup: No update provided. 4. Human Resources Workgroup: No update provided 5. Business Planning Workgroup: No update provided b. Update on the Joint Inclusion Committee August 26, 2020 Meeting (Commissioner Stanton) – No update provided. c. Follow-up Items: 1. Update on the AARC Master Plan – Chair Yoshida provided an update on the “Construction Manager at Risk” project. 2. Update on the AARC Bridge Project – Chair Yoshida provided an update on the AARC Bridge Project. Currently, PARD is working on the engineering report. 3. Public Safety/Policing Project Update – No updated provided. 3. STAFF BRIEFING None this month. 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Overview of Asian American Community Engagement Opportunities with Dell Medical Center (Ricardo Garay) – Ricardo Garay provided an update over “Asian American Community Engagement Opportunities” with Dell Medical Center. b. Presentation on the Community Police Review Commission - Amani Seay provided background on the Community Police Review Commission. Additional information about the Community Police Review Commission can be found in the backup documents. c. Discussion and Possible Action on a Recommendations Related to the Police Department Office of Community Liaison (Hanna Huang) - Commissioner Cobalis moved to support resolution with suggested changes. Commissioner Patil seconded. Vote was 11-0. d. Discussion and Possible Action Related to the Community Stakeholder Position Vacancy and the Formation of a Community Stakeholder Nomination Work Group – Chair provided an update on the formation of a “Community Stakeholder Nomination Work …

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Dec. 22, 2020

Agenda Item 2a1_AARC Workgroup Meeting Notes original pdf

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AARC Workgroup meeting for the AAQoL Tuesday, December 8. 12:00-1:00pm In attendance: Sona Shah, Schiller Liao, Kirk Yoshida, Debasree DasGupta, Thuy Nguyen, Shruti Anand 1. Update on AARC activities: An annual report on the Center has been put together to be viewed by those interested. Monthly music series being streamed via zoom. Virtual holiday being planned. Working with transportation to deliver stockings to the Seniors The staff is looking at issues such as struggles with isolation Book club readings and mindfulness exercises are being planned 2. Focus group with AISD and the AARC: 6 people joined the zoom conversation that was held on Dec 6th via zoom. Shane Whalley, Community equity and inclusion coordinator lead the conversation. AACHI has been contacted as well. There is a need for improvements to be made on technology, particularly related to portals being used. Thuy had an inquiry on the protocol to address incidents of bias. Sona to follow-up with Shane. There is a need for dual language access, especially in the east side of Austin 3. AARC Phase ll Project: Councilman Jimmy Flannigan felt that the CMAR resolution should be addressed without delay However, alignment with the Rutherford campus has been delayed. The councilman suggests that construction of the building should proceed such that future expansions could be possible. There is some concern about ease of implementing that. A discussion might be needed with Riley. The bridge will take time. Watershed needs to go through department process before making commitments.

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Dec. 22, 2020

Agenda Item 2a3_Art and Culture Meeting Notes original pdf

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‘Arts and Culture’ workgroup report -Dec 2020 Attendee: (a) Pramod Patil (Chair) (b) Peter Chao (c) Shubhada Saxena Date: 12/10/2020 Meeting minutes: Here are the notes from Arts and Culture workgroup meeting on Dec-2020. This meeting was mainly focused on capturing progress on focus area for each member • Opportunities towards making Arts funding equitable for Asian community Hanna Huang was focused on this area. Some Asian nonprofits had a good success on getting the City funding and some did not. It feels like we need to educate the community about different options available and possible share data on how to approach available funds. There are many existing resources available from the city and we should look into the avenues on making it available to the community. We will explore more on the available resources and possibly consolidate the data at a common location. • Representation of Asian architecture in each district area Shubhada Saxena was focused on this item. There are some ideas around installation of sculptures etc. but the exact steps to achieve this are not clear. After further brainstorming we plan to reach out to the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) to explore/learn the process used for installation of new items to the park. We will be working towards it in coming months • Opportunities for Asian Artists Pramod Patil continue to explore possible opportunities for collaboration of Asian art with the mainstream American arts and culture. COVID is liming on possible in person options. There are some ideas – but need further exploration before finalizing. We discussed about sharing availability of the ‘Artist Access Program’ at AARC. Many members of the community may not be aware of this program. We plan to share details of this program individually and through channels like Asian Creatives of Greater Austin (ACGA) Artist Access Program Guidelines | AustinTexas.gov

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Dec. 22, 2020

Agenda Item 3d_Austin Asian Communities Civic Coalition during the 2020 U.S. Census original pdf

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2020 Census: Counting Asian Americans & Residents with Asian Roots in Greater Austin / Travis County === Report to AAQoL Commission: Some Results & Conclusions Co-Director, Census 2020 Asian American Complete Count Committee (AACCC) Dr. Sumit DasGupta December 12, 2020 Agenda Topics: • The Leadership Team • Census Count Target / Coverage Area • Original Strategy • Final Strategy • Results • Conclusions / Recommendations SD / 12-12-2019 The AACCC Leadership Team SD / 12-12-2019 AACCC Census Count Target / Coverage Area • Count target: Immigrants from all Asian countries • From Turkey and Israel to the west • This will require significant focus and effort to connect with these countries • To Japan and S. Korea to the east • … and all countries in between • Count coverage area: • Travis & Williamson counties: • Total / Asian (single race) population (2018): 1,815,462 / 134,795 • % Asian: 7.4% • Austin-Round Rock MSA: & Hays counties • Covers 5 counties: Travis, Williamson, as well as parts of Bastrop, Caldwell • Total / Asian (single race) population (2017): 2,115,827 / 121,922 • % Asian: 5.8% SD / 12-12-2019 Original Strategy • Form subgroups to focus on immigrants from different regions of Asia, e.g., • East Asia,… includes China, Taiwan, Japan and S. Korea • South-East Asia,… includes Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam,… • South Asia,… includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma / Myanmar, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka • Central Asia,… includes Kazakastan, Kyrgizia, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan • West Asia,… Iraq, Iran, Israel, S. Arabia, Turkey, UAE,… • Identify country-specific leaders to focus on immigrants from the country of their origin • Contact leaders of key community organizations to partner in this count • Create flyers in different languages with key dates • Present at organization meetings and cultural / religious events • Provide key dates and deliverables • Resolve concerns and fears and answer questions • Contact Asian businesses to promote census (& for funds) • Advertise on TV, newsprint, and social media • Go door-2-door in remote neighborhoods, as key dates get closer SD / 12-12-2019 Original Strategy : A Cross-cutting Approach Cultural Organizations Religious Institutions Business Enterprises Media (print / TV) & Social Media East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia Central Asia West Asia SD / 12-12-2019 Final Strategy • Contacted leaders of key community organizations to partner in this count • Provided grant funding to community …

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Dec. 22, 2020

Agenda Item 3c_ Reimagining Public Safety Task Force original pdf

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MEMBERS Community City of Austin Quincy Dunlap - Austin Area Urban League Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde - Deputy City Manager Hailey Easley - Austin Asian Community Health Initiative Rey Arellano - Assistant City Manager Emily Gerrick - Texas Fair Defense Project Christopher Shorter - Assistant City Manager Monica Guzmán - Go! Austin/Vamos! Austin (GAVA) Farah Muscadin - Director, Office of Police Oversight • • • • • • • Co-Chairs Brion Oaks - Chief Equity Officer, Equity Office Brion Oaks - Chief Equity Officer, Equity Office Paula Rojas - Communities of Color United • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Priscilla Hale - allgo Dawn Handley - Integral Care Chris Harris - Texas Appleseed David Johnson - Grassroots Leadership Amanda Lewis - Survivor Justice Project Nelson Linder - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Kathy Mitchell - Just Liberty Chas Moore - Austin Justice Coalition Cary Roberts - Greater Austin Crime Commission Paula Rojas - Communities of Color United Matt Simpson - American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Alicia Torres - ICE Fuera de Austin Cate Graziani - Texas Harm Reduction Alliance VALUES HISTORY OF POLICING Link: Full Timeline CITY INFORMATION & PRESENTATIONS RPS work outside of the Task Force (timeline & key components) • • APD Calls for Service Analysis • Mental Health Diversion Initiative APD Operations (structure, budget, & inter-local agreements) RPS Listening Sessions Assessment of APD training academy, recruitment and promotions, use of force incidents, and public interactions with officers Analysis of APDs 2019 Racial Profiling Safety Outcomes Strategic Performance Dashboard • • • • • CURRENT WORKGROUPS • • • • • • • Reimagining 911 Police Staffing—Patrol & Criminal Investigations Public Health Reinvestment Patrol and Surveillance Business and Economic Development Equity Reinvestment in Community Meaningful Community Engagement UNDER CONSIDERATION • • • Identifying permanent Taskforce Decision-making within City of Austin budget deadlines Integrating efforts of Taskforce and the City TASK FORCE WEBPAGE • • Meeting dates • • Zoom link Facebook live- streaming Interpreter request instructions Agenda • • Meeting materials • Past Meeting Notes

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Nov. 17, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission November 17, 2020 Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Meeting to be held November 17, 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 (November 16, 2020 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the November 17, 2020 Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at Joshua Robinson at 512-974-9006 no later than noon, (November 16, 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 joshua.robinson@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. 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 Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission FECHA de la reunion (November 17, 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 (November 16, 2020 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: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en Joshua Robinson at 512-974-9006 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 …

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Nov. 17, 2020

Agenda Item 1_Draft Minutes July 22, 2020 original pdf

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ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION (AAQOLAC) REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2020 The AAQOLAC convened in a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at via WebEx Chair Vince Cobalis called the Commission Meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. Commission Members in Attendance: Vince Cobalis, Sarah Chen, Peter Chao, Kirk Yoshida, Nguyen Stanton, Shubhada Saxena, DasGupta, and Sethi Staff in Attendance: Rey Arellano, Assistant City Manager Joshua Robinson, Commissions Liaison (Equity Office) Maya Guevara, Community Engagement Specialist (Office of Police Oversight) CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: N/A 1. OLD BUSINESS a. Workgroup Reports: 1. Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Workgroup: No update provided. 2. Health and Community Engagement Workgroup: No update provided. 3. Arts and Culture Workgroup: See workgroup meeting notes in backup documents. 4. Business Planning Workgroup: No update provided.  Budget timeline/process  Annual Internal Review b. Update on the June 22 Joint Inclusion Committee meeting (Commissioner Stanton): No update provided. 1. Update on AARC Masterplan: No update provided. 2. Update on the Asian American Resource Center Bridge 3. Results from prior Mini-Grant awards (due 7/22/20) – Reference backup documents. 4. NAAO – AAPI COVID-19 response (American Stateman 7/12/20) – Reference backup c. Follow-up Items: documents. 2. STAFF BRIEFING a. Overview of 2021 City Budget (Rey Arellano, Assistant City Manager) – Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano provided an update and answered questions over 2021 City Budget. b. Office of Police Oversight reports (Maya Guevara – Office of Police Oversight) – Office of Police Oversight did not attend the meeting to present. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Review and possible action on the Annual Internal Review Report, for submission to the City Clerk by Commission Chair. The commission voted to approve the Annual Internal Review Report. b. Support the UT School of Nursing application to boost community immunity through a culturally focused self-management support program to manage chronic diseases. Commissioner Chen moved to approve the recommendation. Seconded by Commissioner Yoshida. Vote was 8-0 c. Authorize the Discussion and possible action on the election of officers to the Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission. - The commission voted to elect Kirk Yoshida as Chair and Sarah Chen as Vice Chair of the Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission. 5. FUTURE AGENDA a. Austin Public Health briefing on the Social Services Audit Report and 2021 Budget initiatives. b. Office of Sustainability - Community Climate Plan 2020 Revision. c. State …

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Nov. 17, 2020

Agenda Item 1_Draft Minutes October 20, 2020 original pdf

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ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION (AAQOLAC) REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020 The AAQOLAC convened in a regular meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Chair Yoshida called the Commission Meeting to order at 5:40 p.m. Commission Members in Attendance: Vince Cobalis, Ketan Patel, Kirk Yoshida, Nguyen Stanton, Hanna Huang, Pramod Patil, Shubhada Saxena, and Debasree DasGupta Staff in Attendance: Joshua Robinson, Interim Senior Executive Assistant (Office of the City Manager) Binh Ly, Neighborhood Liaison (Austin Public Health) Sona Shah, Culture and Arts Education Manager (Parks & Recreation) Joshua Robinson, Interim Senior Executive Assistant (Office of the City Manager) GuiMei Fung, Neighborhood Liaison (Austin Police Department) CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: N/A 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES The Commission did not take action on the minutes from the July 22, 2020 and September 18, 2020 meeting. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Workgroup Reports: documents. 1. Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Workgroup: Update provided in the backup 2. Health and Community Engagement Workgroup: No update provided. 3. Arts and Culture Workgroup: Update provided in the backup documents 4. Human Resources Workgroup: No update provided 5. Business Planning Workgroup: No update provided b. Update on the Joint Inclusion Committee August 26, 2020 Meeting (Commissioner Stanton) – No update provided. c. Follow-up Items: 1. Update on AARC Masterplan: Chair Yoshida provided an update in regards to the AARC Master Plan in regards to the “Construction Manager at Risk” Council Agenda Item. 3. STAFF BRIEFING a. Update on the Asian/Pacific Islander (API) Task Force COVID-19 Response & Outreach Effort (Binh Ly) – Neighborhood Liaison Binh Ly provided an update on the COVID-19 Response API Task Force. b. Presentation on Austin Police Department (APD) Community Liaisons (GuiMei Fung) – APD Community Liaison GuiMei Fung provided an update on APD Office of Community Liaison. a. Update on the Commission Policing/Public Safety Project (Hanna Huang) – Commissioner Huang provided an update on the Policing/Public Safety Project to the commission. Further details of the update can be found in the backup documents. b. Information Sharing – Commissioners Yoshida, Chen, and Cobalis provided information to share. 4. NEW BUSINESS 5. FUTURE AGENDA a. Policing Issues 6. ADJOURN Chair Yoshida adjourned the meeting without any objections at 8:30 p.m.

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Nov. 17, 2020

Agenda Item 1_Draft Minutes September 18, 2020 original pdf

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ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION (AAQOLAC) REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 The AAQOLAC convened in a regular meeting on Friday, September 18, 2020 Chair Yoshida called the Commission Meeting to order at 3:07 p.m. Commission Members in Attendance: Vince Cobalis, Sarah Chen, Kirk Yoshida, Nguyen Stanton, Hanna Huang, Ketan Patel, Shubhada Saxena, Peter Chao, and Debasree DasGupta Staff in Attendance: Rey Arellano, Assistant City Manager Brie L. Franco, Intergovernmental Relations Officer Adrienne Sturrup, Assistant Director (Austin Public Health) Chris Riley, Financial Manager (Austin Public Health) Joshua Robinson, Interim Senior Executive Assistant (Office of the City Manager) Cristina Tangredi, Community Engagement Specialist (Office of Police Oversight) CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: N/A 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES The Commission moved to approve minutes from AAQOLAC meeting on February 18, 2020 and August 17, 2020 with minor edits. Commissioner Cobalis made the motion. Commissioner Chen seconded. Vote was 9-0. The Commission did not take action on the minutes from the July 22, 2020 meeting. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Workgroup Reports: documents. 1. Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Workgroup: Update provided in the backup 2. Health and Community Engagement Workgroup: No update provided. 3. Arts and Culture Workgroup: No update provided 4. Human Resources Workgroup: No update provided 5. Business Planning Workgroup: No update provided b. Update on the Joint Inclusion Committee August 26, 2020 Meeting (Commissioner Stanton) c. Follow-up Items: 1. Update on AARC Masterplan: No update provided 2. Update on Equity Mini-Grant application: No update provided 3. STAFF BRIEFING a. Analysis of the Austin Police Department’s Racial Profiling Data Joint Report and update on the new Community Police Review Commission - Community Engagement Specialist Cristina Tangredi provided an update over APD’s Racial Profiling Data Joint Report and the Community Police Review Commission. b. Austin Public Health FY2021 Budget (Adrienne Sturrup) – Assistant Director Adrienne Sturrup and Financial Manager Chris Riley provided an updated over the Austin Public Health FY2021 Budget and New Investments in FY2021. c. State Legislative Update (Brie Franco) –Intergovernmental Relations Officer Brie L. Franco d. Update on the City-Community Reimagining Public Safety Task Force (Rey Arellano) – Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano provided an overview of FY2021 Reimagining Public Safety APD Budget Reductions/Reinvestments. provided an overview of the 87th State Legislative Agenda. a. Update on the Commission Policing/Public Safety Project (TBD) – Commission did not take 4. NEW BUSINESS action. b. Discussion and possible action in support …

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Nov. 17, 2020

Agenda Item 2a1_AARC Workgroup Meeting Notes original pdf

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AARC Workgroup meeting for the AAQoL Tuesday, November10. 12:00-1:00pm In attendance: Sona Shah, Schiller Liao, Kirk Yoshida, Debasree DasGupta, Thuy Nguyen, Shruti Anand 1. Focus group with AISD and the AARC. Sona Shah of the AARC spoke about AISD reaching out to her regarding a focus group for Asian/American families in Austin to take a look at families struggling with racial equity and other issues. In order to ensure that all students have access to what is required to succeed in school, the focus group has arranged for a conversation with the office of Equity for AISD and is inviting folks from the community to join this discussion and provide input. This conversation is scheduled for Dec 6th from 1-3pm via zoom. 2. Discussion on Phase 11 of the AARC masterplan. Kirk Yoshida, Vince Cobalis and others met with Greg Cannali and Kimberly McNeely of PARD regarding progress of Phase 11. The project is ready to move as it stands although the delivery method needs to be determined. It also needs to be seen how the council feels about this at the moment. Another study is probably necessary regarding the Rutherford Campus collaboration but at the moment they are willing to move forward with the initial project. 3. The Pedestrian Bridge project. Kimberly McNeeley of PARD provided a status update via email on the project with the Watershed Protection Department. They have issued a third design iteration for stakeholder review with the final PER projected to be completed in March 2021. The costs of the survey for the pedestrian bridge is estimated to be at $40,000 and the bond money is being used towards these efforts. Once location of bridge and other necessary matters have been determined, PARD will need to coordinate and complete an easement agreement with the Rutherford campus for maintenance etc.

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Nov. 17, 2020

Agenda Item 2c3_Public Safety / Policing Project Update original pdf

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11/15/2020 2020_11_15 Meeting - Reimagining Public Safety 2020_11_15 Meeting - Reimagining Public Safety Date: 10/15/2020 | Google Hangouts Attendees Commissioners Hanna Huang, Sarah Chen, Nguyen Stanton, Pooja Sethi, Kirk Yoshida Not in Attendance Commissioners Ketan Patel, Debasree Dasgupta Agenda 1. APD Office of Community Liaison Resolution Questions for Rey - Responses from Rey & Patricia 2. 3. 4. 5. OPO Letter to Chief Manley - APD OCL Budget Misc items Notes 1. a. b. APD Office of Community Liaison Resolution 2. Questions for Rey - Responses from Rey & Patricia Great responses from Rey and Patricia there is not a citizen one 3. OPO Letter to Chief Manley - a. News coverage - Hanna to re-engage with community member about the "body cam review panel" since both said c. Hanna to follow up e-mail thread again to see if there are follow up questions i. https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/oversight-body-says-new-austin-police-conduct- ii. https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austi%20/austin-police-oversight-director-criticizes-apd- rules-lower-the-bar-for-officers/ for-staunch-resistance-to-change/ iii. Kirk has an e-mail out to Farah for CPRC member to come to our meeting to speak too 4. APD OCL Budget a. Will keep in mind but following up with OCL about annual report from 2019 as well as additional budget details including facility needs 5. Misc items a. Asian Community knowledge of Reimagining Public Safety https://app.box.com/notes/741894463288 1/2 11/15/2020 2020_11_15 Meeting - Reimagining Public Safety Team to follow up with CPIO about how Asian American communities have been engaged Team acknowledges that Asian community may be uninformed or unaware of the new pivot to "Reimagining Public Safety" 1. Invite Commissioner Shubhada Saxena to next Project Team Meeting Austin OKs million-dollar contract to audit police department Gov. Greg Abbott knocks Austin for ‘defunding’ police, says state may take over policing in some i. ii. b. c. areas d. 42 new cadets sworn into APD - last class for a while due to budget cuts Action items Hanna - e-mail Alicia Dean & Commissioner Saxena (Community Engagement Workgroup) about AAPI community outreach for Reimagining Public Safety Surveys/Group Sessions, cc Nguyen Hanna - Summarize Key Points of Reimagining Safety Task Force Meeting Notes, due next Meeting Follow up on e-mail thread with ACM Arellano & Patricia again to see if there are follow up questions Next Meeting's Agenda 1. Asian Community outreach about Reimagining Public Safety 2. Invite Commissioner Shubhada Saxena (Community Engagement workgroup) to next Project Team Meeting https://app.box.com/notes/741894463288 2/2

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Nov. 17, 2020

Agenda Item 4c_APD OCL Resolution original pdf

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[Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission] RECOMMENDATION 20201117- Date: November, 17, 2020 Subject: Austin Police Department Office of Community Liaison to remain in department as part of Community Policing goals in Reimagining Public Safety process Seconded By: Motioned By: Recommendation The Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission recommends that the City Council direct the City Manager to retain the Austin Police Department’s Office of Community Liaison within Department as part of The City’s Reimagining Public Safety process. Description of Recommendation to Council WHEREAS, it is the value of the City of Austin to be an inclusive city for all of its citizens including those of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and national origin backgrounds; WHEREAS, the Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission was created Ordinance No. 20141211-204 to advise the City Council on issues related to the Asian American Resource Center and to provide on-going guidance and support for the City's Asian American quality of life initiatives; WHEREAS, On June 11, 2020, Austin City Council approved RESOLUTION NO. 20200611- 050, which set a goal of zero racial disparity in traffic stops, zero racial disparity in arrests and citations that result from traffic stops, zero use-of-force incidents, and zero deaths at the hands of APD officers; WHEREAS, The Office of Community Liaison works in each of Austin Police Department’s four regions as dictated by the needs of the department and the community; WHEREAS, The Office of Community Liaison provides outreach programs for vulnerable communities, representing Austin Police Department at community events, collaborate with community and Austin Police Department officers on community concerns; WHEREAS, The Office of Community Liaison’s Asian Outreach Program provides language access and is a key connector for Austin Police Department to the Austin Asian American community; 4C 1 of 2 Strongly recommends that the City Council encourage the City Manager to retain the The City Manager should investigate resources in other departments that would augment WHEREAS, the 2018 report also included a staffing study that concluded officers in the Austin Police Department have less than the necessary 35-50% of uncommitted time to support Community Policing, a metric that is also currently not met; WHEREAS, The Office of Community Liaison staff and programs serve a key function of connecting citizens to Austin Police Department officers that assists officers in participating in community programs with less uncommitted time needed. WHEREAS, the 2018 report recommendations indicate that Austin Police …

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Nov. 17, 2020

Agenda Item 4e_Commission Work Group / Project members and leads original pdf

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AAQOL ADVISORY COMMISSION WORK GROUP / PROJECT MEMBERS & LEADS Updated 11/16/20 WORK GROUP / PROJECT ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER (AARC) WORK GROUP ARTS & CULTURE WORK GROUP BUSINESS PLANNING WORK GROUP MEMBERS Debasree DasGupta (lead) Kirk Yoshida Shruti Mangalmurti Non‐Commission Members: Schiller Liao (NAAO), Thuy Nguyen Pramod Patil (lead) Shubhada Saxena Peter Chao Kirk Yoshida (lead) Vince Cobalis Sarah Chen Hanna Huang Nguyen Stanton Ketan Patel HEALTH & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORK GROUP Shubhada Saxena (lead) COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDER NOMINATION PROJECT HUMAN RESOURCES PROJECT PUBLIC SAFETY / POLICING PROJECT Kirk Yoshida Pooja Sethi Shruti Mangalmurti Vince Cobalis Molly Wang TBD Sarah Chen (lead) Vince Cobalis Kirk Yoshida Hanna Huang (lead) Pooja Sethi Ketan Patel Sarah Chen Debasree DasGupta Nguyen Stanton

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Nov. 17, 2020

20201117-4c: that the City Council direct the City Manager to retain the Austin Police Department's Office of Community Liaison within Department original pdf

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Commission Recommendation Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Recommendation Number (20201117-4c): The Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission recommends that the City Council direct the City Manager to retain the Austin Police Department’s Office of Community Liaison within Department. Description of Recommendation to Council WHEREAS, it is the value of the City of Austin to be an inclusive city for all of its citizens including those of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and national origin backgrounds; WHEREAS, the Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission was created Ordinance No. 20141211-204 to advise the City Council on issues related to the Asian American Resource Center and to provide on-going guidance and support for the City's Asian American quality of life initiatives; WHEREAS, On June 11, 2020, Austin City Council approved RESOLUTION NO. 20200611- 050, which set a goal of zero racial disparity in traffic stops, zero racial disparity in arrests and citations that result from traffic stops, zero use-of-force incidents, and zero deaths at the hands of APD officers; WHEREAS, The Office of Community Liaison works in each of Austin Police Department’s (APD) four regions as dictated by the needs of the department and the community; WHEREAS, The Office of Community Liaison provides outreach programs for vulnerable communities such as the Asian community, represent APD at community events, collaborate with community and APD officers on community concerns; WHEREAS, The Office of Community Liaison Asian Outreach Program provides language access and is a key connector for APD to the Austin Asian American community; WHEREAS, the 2018 Community Policing Advancement in Austin Report included a staffing study that concluded officers in the APD have less than the necessary 35-50% of uncommitted time to support Community Policing, a metric that is also currently not met; WHEREAS, The Office of Community Liaison staff and programs serve a key function of connecting citizens to APD officers in their provision of service to the community; WHEREAS, the 2018 report recommendations indicate that APD should provide funding for their Public Information Office to market its Community Policing efforts; NOW, THEREFORE: 1 of 2 Strongly recommends that the City Council direct the City Manager to retain the Austin The City Manager should investigate resources in other departments that would augment BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION: Police Department’s Office of Community Liaison within Department. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: and expand the scope …

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Nov. 17, 2020

Approved Minutes original pdf

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ASIAN AMERICAN QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION (AAQOLAC) REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020 The AAQOLAC convened in a regular meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Chair Yoshida called the Commission Meeting to order at 6:08 p.m. Commission Members in Attendance: Vince Cobalis, Sarah Chen, Kuo Yang, Kirk Yoshida, Nguyen Stanton, Hanna Huang, Pramod Patil, Shubhada Saxena, Pooja Sethi, Shruti Mangalmurti, and Debasree DasGupta Staff in Attendance: Rey Arellano, Assistant City Manager Joshua Robinson, Interim Senior Executive Assistant (Office of the City Manager) 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES The Commission moved to approve minutes from AAQOLAC meeting on July 22, 2020, September 18, 2020, and October 20, 2020 with discussed changes. Commissioner Cobalis made the motion. Commissioner Chen seconded. Vote was 10-0. Commissioner Sethi abstained. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Workgroup Reports: 1. Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Workgroup: Commissioner DasGupta provided an update. Updates provided in the backup documents. 2. Health and Community Engagement Workgroup: No update provided. 3. Arts and Culture Workgroup: No update provided. 4. Human Resources Workgroup: No update provided 5. Business Planning Workgroup: No update provided b. Update on the Joint Inclusion Committee Meeting (Commissioner Stanton) – Commissioner Stanton provided an update. The Wednesday, October 28, and Tuesday, November 18, Joint Inclusion Committee meetings were cancelled. c. Follow-up Items: 1. Update on the AARC Master Plan – Chair Yoshida provided an update on the “Construction Manager at Risk” project. 2. Update on the AARC Bridge Project – Chair Yoshida provided an update on the AARC Bridge Project. Currently, PARD is working on the engineering report. 3. Public Safety/Policing Project Update – No updated provided. 3. STAFF BRIEFING None this month. 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Overview of Asian American Community Engagement Opportunities with Dell Medical Center (Ricardo Garay) – Ricardo Garay provided an update over “Asian American Community Engagement Opportunities” with Dell Medical Center. b. Presentation on the Community Police Review Commission - Amani Seay provided background on the Community Police Review Commission. Additional information about the Community Police Review Commission can be found in the backup documents. c. Discussion and Possible Action on Recommendations Related to the Police Department Office of Community Liaison (Hanna Huang) - Commissioner Cobalis moved to support resolution with suggested changes. Commissioner Patil seconded. Vote was 11-0. d. Discussion and Possible Action Related to the Community Stakeholder Position Vacancy and the Formation of a Community Stakeholder Nomination Work Group – Chair …

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Oct. 20, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission October 20, 2020 Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Meeting to be held October 20, 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 (October 19, 2020 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the October 20, 2020 Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at Joshua Robinson at 512-974-9006 no later than noon, (October 19, 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 joshua.robinson@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. 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 Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission FECHA de la reunion (October 20, 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 (October 19, 2020 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: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en Joshua Robinson at 512-974-9006 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 …

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Oct. 20, 2020

Agenda Item 2a1_AARC Workgroup Meeting Notes original pdf

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‘Arts and Culture’ workgroup report -Sep 2020 Team: (a) Pramod Patil (Chair) (b) Peter Chao (c) Shubhada Saxena (d) Hanna Huang Date: 10/19/2020 Accomplishments: Here are the accomplishments/ report for the month of August and September -20201 • Establishment of Austin Creatives of Greater Austin (ACGA) Our workgroup members (Pramod Patil, Hanna Huang) worked with members of the community to establish a new organization Austin Creatives of Greater Austin (ACGA). The mission of this organization is to elevate, advocate for, and provide opportunities for the AAPI creative community through education, resources, collaboration, and celebration of multiculturalism. Though ACGA we will expect to share city of Austin resources and stages by Asian artists. ACGA’s initial focus will be in commercial music. in Austin, Texas, • Application for RFI 5500 SMW6000 On September 21st, 2020 ACGA applied for the RFI 5500 SMW6000 with a proposal to build a creative music hub at Asian American Resource Center. The proposal included creative music hub that would include a music/audio recording studio and rehearsal space. The music hub would also have a video soundstage to create promotional visual content for musicians. The public benefit would be a city subsidized and operated creative media studio and hub for Austin’s AAPI and broader music community. The proposed hub would also serve as an educational resource for young, aspiring musicians. The facilities would bring more exposure to Austin’s musicians within the larger AAPI community.

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Oct. 20, 2020

Agenda Item 2a1_Austin Police Department (APD) Community Liaisons original pdf

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Austin Police Office of Community Liaison Who Are We? The Office of Community Liaison (OCL) works in each of APD's 4 regions as dictated by the needs of the department and the community. Outreach objectives include, but are not limited to: • Attending safety fairs where the community can interact positively with police officers and other public safety representatives in their neighborhoods. • Participating in Town Hall/neighborhood meetings called to address specific issues. • Collaborating on projects with officers and community groups, which address long or short-term problems. • Establishing communication links and partnerships between the police department and Austin residents. • Coordinating ongoing projects, special events and celebrations for the officers and those we serve in Austin. • Working collaboratively to assist one another within our outreach areas. Who Are We? Nonprofit arm of APD ◦ OCL Corporation ◦ Operation Blue Santa 9 Liaisons Funding OCL Programs APD Operation Blue Santa Faith Community Outreach African American Outreach Asian Community Outreach LGBTQ+ Outreach S. A. L. T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Refugee and Immigrant Outreach/ Language Access National Night Out / Crime Prevention I.C.A.R.E. Conference Summer Youth Leadership Programs OCL Liaison - Mei Fung Asian Outreach- Region 2 •Liaison for Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission •Social Media: WeChat •Coordinate meetings and presentations for educating the Asian community about public safety, and the importance of overcoming the cultural stigma ingrained in many Asian nations when it comes to interacting with police •Attend both community and city task force meetings that focus on helping the Asian community •Attend Asian community events (e.g. Lunar New Year, Health Fair) •Collaborate with local Asian businesses, organizations, schools and religious groups to plan future culturally specific programs and activities to further integrate the Asian American populations within its Austin community OCL Liaison – Sadot Azzúa Refugee & Immigrant Outreach – Region 3 •Liaison for the Commission on Immigrant Affairs •Liaison for the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin •Liaison for the Consulate General of Ireland in Austin •APD RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Safety Education) program at Caritas of Austin, Refugee Services of Texas, Casa Marianella, Raindrop Turkish House •APD Liaison Spanish Local Media -Monthly education/outreach segments •Social Media – Facebook- APD en Español •APD Language Coordinator •COVID-19 Emergency Operation Center – Language Access Support OCL Liaison – Veronica Saldate Liaison for the Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Commission Region 4 National Night Out Neighborhood …

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