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June 10, 2020

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COMMISSION ON SENIOR REGULAR MEETING MEETING MINUTES WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH, 2020 The Commission on Seniors convened a Regular Meeting via Videoconferencing. Board Members in Attendance: Chair, Janee Briesemeister, Vice Chair, Peter Varteressian, Adam Hauser, Amy Temperley, Billy Jackson, Diana Spain, Emily De Maria Nicola, Erica Garcia-Pittman, Fred Lugo, Jacqueline Angel, Karen Grampp, Martin Kareithi, Natalie Cagle, Patricia Bordie, and Sally Van Sickle. Board Members not in Attendance: None Staff in Attendance: Tabitha Taylor, Age Friendly Plan Program Coordinator, Austin Public Health and Halana Kaleel, Public Health Educator II, Austin Public Health Presenters: Sofia Barbato, Director of Supportive Services, Foundation Communities and Commissioner Lugo, Travis County. Chair, Janee Briesemeister called the Board Meeting to order at 1:04pm. The Commission introduced themselves. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE COMMISSION ON SENIORS APRIL 29TH, 2020 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING A. The minutes for the Special Called Meeting of April 29th were approved on Vice Chair Varteressian motion, Commissioner Cagle second on a 14-0 vote. Commissioner Kareithi was absent. B. Commissioner Kareithi entered the dais. II. ANNOUNCEMENTS A. There will be a community conversation regarding people of color and COVID-19. The conversation will be recorded and then shared with the Commissioners. B. Commissioner Temperley gave update on the Social Isolation Working Group Technology Survey through the Aging Council. Aging is Cool will be providing in home services through COA PARD. C. Commissioner Kareithi gave update regarding access to food during COVID-19 response from CapMetro including Good Apple sign up. D. Commissioner Nicola gave update on food access during COVID-19 response including what 250 organizations are doing through Austin/Travis County to provide food. This includes Mobile Pantries, Drive Thru Services, large mass distributions, partnership with AISD, and ACC Highland Mall Location. III. NEW BUSINESS E. Commissioner Bordie gave update regarding access to food, incontinence supplies, social isolation, technology support, in home services, and dental services being supported by Area Agency on Aging. They will be holding their Striking a Balance- Annual Caregiver Conference this summer. F. Commissioner Hauser gave update on Meals on Wheels and how they are providing shelf stable meals during the pandemic. They have seen an influx in requests for meals. A. Presentation: Foundation Communities: Access to Health Services for Seniors, Sofia Barbato, Director of Supportive Services i. Sofia Barbato presented on Access to Health Services for Seniors. ii. Foundation Communities receives grant to provide sustainable …

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April 29, 2020

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Special Meeting of the “Commission on Seniors” April 29th at 10am Commission on Seniors to be held April 29th at 10am with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (April 28th, by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the April 29th Commission on Seniors Meeting, residents must: •Call or email Halana Kaleel, 512-972-5019, Halana.Kaleel@austintexas.gov no later than noon, April 28th. 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 30 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 Halana.Kaleel@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 COMMISSION ON SENIORS APRIL 29TH, 2020 AT 10AM VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Janee Briesemeister, Chair Peter Varteressian, Vice-Chair Erica Garcia-Pittman Martin Kareithi Jacqueline Angel Patricia Bordie Karen Grampp Adam Hauser Natalie Cagle Billy Jackson Fred Lugo Emily De Maria Nicola AGENDA CALL TO ORDER There may be discussion and action on any of the following items: Amy Temperley Sally Van Sickle Diana Spain I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE COMMISSION ON SENIORS MARCH 11TH, 2020 REGULAR MEETING II. ANNOUNCEMENTS III. NEW BUSINESS IV. OLD BUSINESS A. Discussion and possible action regarding COVID-19 and resources needed for Older Adults. B. Discussion and possible action regarding FY2020-2021 budget recommendations. A. Update and review Commission Work Plan – Standing Item B. Updates and review from Working Groups – Standing Item i. Age Friendly Action Plan Implementation Working Group ii. iii. Transportation, Housing and Outdoor Spaces Working Group Social Participation, Respect and Social Inclusion, Civic Participation and Employment Working Group iv. Community Support and Health Services Working Group C. Update …

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April 29, 2020

020429-03B (ii): Support for LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission Recommendation 20200408-2A(2) original pdf

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COMMISSION ON SENIORS RECOMMENDATION 2020429-03B (ii) Support for LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission Recommendation 20200408-2A(2) to Utilize Community Organizations and Nonprofits to Achieve Strategic Direction Outcomes Date: April 29, 2020 Subject: Support for LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission Recommendation 20200408- 2A(2) to Utilize Community Organizations and Nonprofits to Achieve Strategic Direction Outcomes Grampp Seconded By: Angel Motioned By: Recommendation The Commission on Seniors supports LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission Recommendation 20200408-2A(2) to Utilize Community Organizations and Nonprofits to Achieve Strategic Direction Outcomes. Description of Recommendation to Council See attached recommendation Rationale: The Commission on Seniors was created to advise the City Council on issues related to the quality of life for seniors in Austin. LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission Recommendation 20200408- 2A(2) recommends innovative ways to improve quality of life for all Austinites, including older adults, while recognizing constraints on the city budget. Vote For: Briesemeister, Varteressian, Angel, Bordie, Cage, Garcia-Pittman, Grampp, Hauser, Kareithi, Nicola, Van Sickle, Spain Against: none Abstain: None Absent: Jackson, Lugo, Temperley Attest: Page 1 of 2 Janee Briesemeister, Chair Page 2 of 2 LGBTQ QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20200408- 2A(2) Budget Recommendation to Utilize Community Organizations and Nonprofits to Achieve Strategic Direction Outcomes WHEREAS, the City Council has adopted a plan for focusing resources on the most important priorities known as Austin Strategic Direction 2023, and WHEREAS, the Strategic Direction recognizes the need for a city government that works effectively and collaboratively for all of us and that is equitable, ethical and innovative, and WHEREAS, city staff has asked that City Commissions be cognizant of the limitations that recent state legislation places on the City’s financial resources and include in their recommendations opportunities for departments to increase efficiencies, improve effectiveness and attain more equitable service delivery, and WHEREAS, Austin has a wide variety of community organizations and nonprofits with objectives similar to those in the City’s Strategic Direction, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission recommends that the City Council direct staff to explore additional opportunities for utilizing community organizations and nonprofits in achieving the outcomes set forth in the Strategic Direction for the benefit of the community as a whole such as, • Coordinating with community nonprofits who can expand existing efforts while offsetting costs through donations and volunteers such as the job fairs provided by AustinUp; • Utilizing city staff to organize volunteers to provide …

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20200429-03A:COVID-19 and Resources for Older Adults original pdf

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1 RECOMMENDATION Commission on Seniors Recommendation Number: (20200429-03A) COVID-19 and Resources for Older Adults WHEREAS, the Commission on Seniors was created to advise the City Council on issues related to the quality of life for seniors in Austin; and WHEREAS, older adults are the most at-risk population due to the COVID-19 crisis with recent data from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) showing that of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in Texas to date, 76% were Texans 65 and older ; and WHEREAS, the City is using a portion of its budget reserves to assist residents, including through the Relief in a State of Emergency (RISE) Fund for direct aid programs and health care services and related equipment; and WHEREAS, the City will need to direct additional resources in the current budget and the FY 2020-21 budget to provide relief in the form of health aid, housing, food aid, and other forms of assistance to those whose health and finances have been put in jeopardy due to the spread of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, the COVID-19 crisis has caused the City, service providers, and the private sector to innovate in providing needed services to older adults, including online recreation and socialization programming from Parks and Recreation, no charge home delivery of groceries from HEB, wellness calls to seniors from providers and volunteers, collaboration between the health and social services sectors, and many other examples; and WHEREAS, COVID-19 warnings directed at older adults have resulted in a shrinking of the volunteer pool, as it is often the “young” seniors in their 50’s and 60’s who volunteer in programs serving “older” seniors who are in their 70’s and above; and WHEREAS, even as the social distancing and other restrictions begin to be lifted, older adults will remain vulnerable and we expect older adults will be cautioned to limit their social interactions for many months longer than the general population, and many will continue to need assistance during that period; and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Commission on Seniors recommends the City Council to direct the City Manager to address the following needs of older adults during the COVID-19 crisis and any subsequent time period during which older adults and those with underlying health conditions are required, cautioned or advised to limit social interaction: • Mobile testing for COVID-19 for homebound persons • Age Friendly and ADA compliant transportation to testing sites …

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2020429-03B (i): FY 2021 Budget Recommendations original pdf

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COMMISSION ON SENIORS RECOMMENDATION 2020429-03B (i) FY 2021 Budget Recommendations Garcia-Pittman Seconded By: Angel FY2021 Budget Recommendations Date: April 29, 2020 Subject: Motioned By: Recommendation The Commission on Seniors submits the attached recommendations on the FY 2021 budget, using the “Root Cause Analysis” format requested by the Equity Office. Description of Recommendation to Council See each attached recommendation Rationale: See each attached recommendation Vote For: Briesemeister, Varteressian, Angel, Bordie, Cage, Garcia-Pittman, Grampp, Hauser, Kareithi, Nicol, Temperley, Van Sickle, Spain Against: Abstain: None Absent: Attest: Janee Briesemeister, Chair Jackson, Lugo none 1 of 7 2021 Budget Recommendation Outreach to Older Adults Root Cause Analysis Story: What did you hear from the community? One of the most prevalent comments from Commission on Seniors community outreach** is that older adults say they are often unaware of activities and services available to them from the city and city-funded providers. Respondents requested more promotion of services and activities (such as on TV, radio and utility bills), and some suggested having community navigators to help older adults who seek information. **The Commission on Seniors conducted extensive community outreach to inform our budget recommendations. More than 50 people attended the Commission’s February 4th Community Budget Engagement session at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center. In addition, the Commission drafted an Age Friendly Austin Community Feedback Survey that was provided online and in person to approximately 80 attendees at the AARP South Austin Chapter meeting at the South Austin Senior Center. The survey was available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. More than 300 online responses were received. Problem: What is the problem you identify? Older adults are not always aware of the services and programs available to them in Austin. Promotion through online and social media are not reaching many older adults. Older adults also seek more information and assistance in determining which services and programs are appropriate to their needs. How does the problem show up in your community? Who is most impacted by the problem? Without extensive survey research it is difficult to know who is not being served. It is striking that older adults who attended Commission-sponsored community engagement meetings or responded to our surveys consistently make similar comments about wanting more communication, more outreach, and more help. We can only assume that there are many, many older adults who feel the same way, but did not receive our survey or attend an engagement meeting. We …

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COMMISSION ON SENIOR SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MEETING MINUTES TUESDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2020 The Commission on Seniors convened a Special Called Meeting via Videoconferencing. Board Members in Attendance: Chair, Janee Briesemeister, Vice Chair, Peter Varteressian, Adam Hauser, Amy Temperley, Diana Spain, Emily De Maria Nicola, Erica Garcia-Pittman, Jacqueline Angel, Karen Grampp, Martin Kareithi, Natalie Cagle, Patricia Bordie, and Sally Van Sickle. Board Members not in Attendance: Billy Jackson and Fred Lugo Staff in Attendance: Tabitha Taylor, Age Friendly Plan Program Coordinator, Austin Public Health and Halana Kaleel, Public Health Educator II, Austin Public Health Presenters: None Chair, Janee Briesemeister called the Board Meeting to order at 10am. The Commission introduced themselves. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION A. Zenobia C. Joseph, Title VI Testimony—Citizen Communication, COVID-19, and FY 2020-2021 I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE COMMISSION ON SENIORS MARCH 11TH, 2020 REGULAR MEETING A. The minutes for the Regular Meeting of March 11th were approved on Vice Chair Varteressian motion, Commissioner Cagle second on a 13-0 vote. Commissioners Jackson and Lugo were absent. II. ANNOUNCEMENTS A. Support Staff Taylor shared on the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) response to COVID-19 regarding Older Adults. i. There is wide partner sharing to address gaps in services, as well as what is going well for the Older Adults Taskforce as part of the Social Services Branch of the EOC. ii. Regular meetings have been occurring with Council Offices regarding needs of Older Adults during this time. B. Commissioner Kareithi discussed CapMetro is continuing free fares through the month of May. III. NEW BUSINESS Adults. A. Discussion and possible action regarding COVID-19 and resources needed for Older i. Recommendation approving Covid-19 and Resources for Older Adults were approved on Commissioner Nicola motion, Commissioner Van Sickle second on a 13-0 vote. Commissioners Jackson and Lugo were absent. ii. Commissioner Angel attended the District 10 Townhall on COVID-19 and strongly supported this recommendation based on what she heard at this townhall. B. Discussion and possible action regarding FY2020-2021 budget recommendations. i. The Commissioners reviewed three recommendations: FY2021 Budget Recommendations, Support for LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission Recommendation 20200408-2A (2) to Utilize Community Organizations and Nonprofits to Achieve Strategic Direction Outcomes, and Proposed Land Development Code Recommendation. ii. Recommendations approving the FY2021 Budget Recommendations were approved on Commissioner Pittman-Garcia motion, Commissioner Angel second on a 13-0 vote. Commissioners Jackson and Lugo were absent. iii. Recommendation approving the Proposed …

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COMMISSION ON SENIORS MARCH 11TH, 2020 AT 12:00PM AUSTIN CITY HALL, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ROOM 301 WEST 2ND STREET, AUSTIN, TX 78701 Amy Temperley Sally Van Sickle Diana Spain CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Janee Briesemeister, Chair Peter Varteressian, Vice-Chair Erica Garcia-Pittman Martin Kareithi Jacqueline Angel Patricia Bordie Karen Grampp Adam Hauser Natalie Cagle Billy Jackson Fred Lugo Emily De Maria Nicola CALL TO ORDER There may be discussion and action on any of the following items: AGENDA CITIZEN COMMUNICATION Each speaker signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will be called in order of sign-up and will be allowed three minutes to speak about items posted or not on the agenda. I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE COMMISSION ON SENIORS FEBRUARY 12TH, 2020 REGULAR MEETING AND THE MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FEBURARY 14TH, 2020 JOINT MEETING II. ANNOUNCEMENTS III. NEW BUSINESS IV. OLD BUSINESS A. Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget Requests and Recommendations. B. Planning and Discussion of Older Americans Month 2020 Activities and Events. A. Update and review Commission Work Plan – Standing Item B. Updates and review from Working Groups – Standing Item i. Age Friendly Action Plan Implementation Working Group ii. iii. Transportation, Housing and Outdoor Spaces Working Group Social Participation, Respect and Social Inclusion, Civic Participation and Employment Working Group iv. Community Support and Health Services Working Group C. Update and recommendations from Joint Inclusion Committee – Standing Item (Janee D. Review and discussion of City of Austin Budget – Standing Item (Janee Briesmeister) E. Update on the Equity Action Team – Standing Item (Emily De Maria Nicola) Briesmeister) i. See agenda Item III.A. V. VI. STAFF BRIEFINGS A. Presentation and Review of After-Action Report of Community Engagement for Budget. B. Request Facility Tour of WellMed, San Antonio. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS A. Suggested agenda items for FY20. B. Presentation Request from Senior Access. VII. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days before the meeting date. Please call Halana Kaleel at Austin Public Health Department at (512) 972-5019 for additional information; TTY users’ route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Commission on Seniors, please contact Halana Kaleel at …

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COMMISSION ON SENIOR REGULAR MEETING MEETING MINUTES WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2020 The Commission on Seniors convened a Regular Meeting at City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room, 301 West 2nd Street, Austin, Texas, 78702. Board Members in Attendance: Chair, Janee Briesemeister, Vice Chair, Peter Varteressian, Adam Hauser, Amy Temperley, Billy Jackson, Erica Garcia-Pittman, Jacqueline Angel, Karen Grampp, Natalie Cagle, Patricia Bordie, and Sally Van Sickle. Board Members not in Attendance: Diana Spain, Emily De Maria Nicola, Fred Lugo, and Martin Kareithi. Staff in Attendance: Tabitha Taylor, Age Friendly Plan Program Coordinator, Austin Public Health and Halana Kaleel, Public Health Educator II, Austin Public Health Presenters: None Chair, Janee Briesemeister called the Board Meeting to order at 12:08 p.m. The Commission introduced themselves. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION A. None I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE COMMISSION ON SENIORS FEBRUARY 12TH, 2020 REGULAR MEETING AND THE MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FEBURARY 14TH, 2020 JOINT MEETING A. The minutes for the Regular Meeting of February 12th and the minutes for the Joint Meeting February 14th were approved on Vice Chair Varteressian motion, Commissioner Grampp second on a 11-0 vote. Commissioners Spain, De Maria Nicola, Lugo, and Kareithi were absent. II. ANNOUNCEMENTS when ready. A. Support Staff Tabitha Taylor will provide COVID-19 update from Council Kitchen B. Meals on Wheels can provide input on services for home bound individuals. C. Aging is Cool is concerned about isolation of seniors during this time. D. If a confirmed case is identified there will be a public announcement, and Austin Public Health’s investigation team will work to identify individuals exposed. E. Update on Senior Tax Exemption Resolution was provided, there will be another response provided with an after-action report by May 2020. i. Chair Briesemeister reviewed the memo provided and noted that it states there is no state law. She thinks this is inaccurate. ii. There is no mention of Williamson County. iii. Support Staff Tabitha will share this feedback on behalf of the Commission on Seniors. III. NEW BUSINESS A. Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget Requests and Recommendations. i. Budget Recommendations are due by April 10th. ii. Expect a special called meeting for the end of March. iii. Recommend voting to let the Budget Workgroup submit the budget iv. Commissioners review Budget packet prepared by Support Staff. v. Commissioner Garcia-Pittman requested demographics for the social service recommendations. contracts. B. Planning and Discussion of Older Americans Month 2020 Activities …

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Feb. 14, 2020

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COMMISSION ON SENIORS FEBRUARY 14TH, 2020 AT 5:00PM AUSTIN CITY HALL, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ROOM 301 WEST 2ND STREET, AUSTIN, TX 78701 Billy Jackson Natalie Cagle COMMISSION ON SENIORS CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Janee Briesemeister, Chair Peter Varteressian, Vice-Chair Erica Garcia-Pittman Martin Kareithi Jacqueline Angel Patricia Bordie MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES CURRENT MEMBERS: Jonathan Franks, Chair Taurean Burt Joey Gidseg Diane Kearns-Osterweil Jose Levy Robin Orlowski Danny Saenz Emily Shryock Deborah Trejo Fred Lugo Emily De Maria Nicola Karen Grampp Adam Hauser Amy Temperley Sally Van Sickle Diana Spain CALL TO ORDER There may be discussion and action on any of the following items: AGENDA CITIZEN COMMUNICATION Each speaker signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will be called in order of sign-up and will be allowed three minutes to speak about items posted or not on the agenda. I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES DECEMBER 13TH, 2019, REGUALR MEETING. A. Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities and Commission on Seniors collaborative efforts, including but not limited to budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2021. B. Update and discussion of Quality of Life Study for People with Disabilities. II. ANNOUNCEMENTS III. NEW BUSINESS IV. OLD BUSINESS STAFF BRIEFINGS V. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS VI. VII. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days before the meeting date. Please call Halana Kaleel at Austin Public Health Department at (512) 972-5019 for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Commission on Seniors, please contact Halana Kaleel at (512) 972-5019 or at Halana.Kaleel@austintexas.gov.

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COMMISSION ON SENIORS AND MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FEBRUARY 14TH, 2020 AT 5:00PM AUSTIN CITY HALL, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ROOM 301 WEST 2ND STREET, AUSTIN, TX 78701 COMMISSION ON SENIORS CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Janee Briesemeister, Chair Peter Varteressian, Vice-Chair Erica Garcia-Pittman Martin Kareithi Jacqueline Angel Patricia Bordie Karen Grampp Adam Hauser Natalie Cagle Fred Lugo Emily De Maria Nicola Billy Jackson Amy Temperley Sally Van Sickle Diana Spain MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES CURRENT MEMBERS: Jonathan Franks, Chair Taurean Burt Joey Gidseg Diane Kearns-Osterweil Jose Levy Robin Orlowski Danny Saenz Emily Shryock Deborah Trejo REVISED AGENDA CALL TO ORDER There may be discussion and action on any of the following items: CITIZEN COMMUNICATION Each speaker signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will be called in order of sign-up and will be allowed three minutes to speak about items posted or not on the agenda. I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES DECEMBER 13TH, 2019, REGULAR MEETING. II. ANNOUNCEMENTS III. NEW BUSINESS A. Discussion by Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities and Commission for Seniors of the common budget issues previously identified at Community Budget Outreach Forums, including but not limited to discussion of each committee’s respective budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2021. B. Update and discussion of Quality of Life Study for People with Disabilities. IV. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days before the meeting date. Please call Halana Kaleel at Austin Public Health Department at (512) 972-5019 for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Commission on Seniors, please contact Halana Kaleel at (512) 972-5019 or at Halana.Kaleel@austintexas.gov.

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COMMISSION ON SENIORS: JOINT MEETING WITH MAYORS COMMIITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILTIES MEETING MINUTES FRIDAY, FEBURARY 14TH, 2020 The Commission on Seniors convened a Joint Meeting at Austin City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room, 301 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX, 78701 Commission on Seniors in Attendance: Chair, Janee Briesemeister, Vice Chair, Peter Varteressian, Adam Hauser, Amy Temperley, Diana Spain, Emily De Maria Nicola, Erica Garcia-Pittman, Fred Lugo, Karen Grampp, Natalie Cagle, and Patricia Bordie. Commission on Seniors not in Attendance: Billy Jackson, Fred Lugo. Jacqueline Angel, Martin Kareithi, Sally Van Sickle. Mayors Committee for People with Disabilities in Attendance: Jonathan Franks, Chair, Taurean Burt, Diane Kearns-Osterweil, Jose Levy, Robin Orlowski, Emily Shryock, Deborah Trejo Mayors Committee for People with Disabilities not in Attendance: Joey Gidseg and Danny Saenz. Staff in Attendance: Tabitha Taylor, Age Friendly Plan Program Coordinator, Austin Public Health and Halana Kaleel, Public Health Educator II, Austin Public Health. Presenters: Candice Cooper, Program Manager, City of Austin, Human Resources Department. Chair, Jonathan Franks called the Board Meeting to order at 5:25 p.m. The Commissioners and Committee introduced themselves. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION A. Christine Tangredi, General Citizen Communication, Office of Police Oversight Updates. B. Carlos Leon, General Citizen Communication. II. APPROVAL OF APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES DECEMBER 13TH, 2019, REGULAR MEETING. A. Item was tabled. III. ANNOUNCEMENTS A. None currently. IV. NEW BUSINESS 1 A. Discussion by Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities and Commission for Seniors of the common budget issues previously identified at Community Budget Outreach Forums, including but not limited to discussion of each committee’s respective budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2021. i. Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities gave update on their Budget Forum. ii. Commission on Seniors gave update on their budget forum. iii. The Committee and Commission discussed commonalties expressed by citizens who attended their forums. iv. Committee discussed budget recommendations that were funded and not funded last fiscal year and if they should submit those requests again. B. Update and discussion of Quality of Life Study for People with Disabilities. i. Candice Cooper, Human Resources Department gave update to Committee and Commission on the Quality of Life Study. ii. Committee will form Working Group which will include members of the Committee and Commission to inform the scope of work for the Quality of Life Study. iii. Scope of work needs to be determined before procurement proceeds. …

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Feb. 12, 2020

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COMMISSION ON SENIORS FEBRUARY 12TH, 2020 AT 12:00PM MEALS ON WHEELS CENTRAL TEXAS, BOARD RM 232 3227 E. 5TH ST, AUSTIN, TX 78702 CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Janee Briesemeister, Chair Peter Varteressian, Vice-Chair Erica Garcia-Pittman Martin Kareithi Jacqueline Angel Patricia Bordie Karen Grampp Adam Hauser Natalie Cagle Billy Jackson Fred Lugo Emily De Maria Nicola Amy Temperley Sally Van Sickle Diana Spain CALL TO ORDER There may be discussion and action on any of the following items: AGENDA CITIZEN COMMUNICATION Each speaker signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will be called in order of sign-up and will be allowed three minutes to speak about items posted or not on the agenda. I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE COMMISSION ON SENIORS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING JANUARY 7TH, 2020 AND THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING JANUARY 8TH, 2020. II. ANNOUNCEMENTS III. NEW BUSINESS Austin Parks and Recreation. B. FY21-22 Budget Process and Review C. Update on Senior Tax Resolution. IV. OLD BUSINESS A. Presentation, 50+ Services Report, David Crabb, Acting Manager, Community Recreation, A. Commission Work Plan – Standing Item B. Updates from Working Groups – Standing Item i. Age Friendly Action Plan Implementation Working Group ii. iii. Transportation, Housing and Outdoor Spaces Working Group Social Participation, Respect and Social Inclusion, Civic Participation and Employment Working Group iv. Community Support and Health Services Working Group C. Update on Joint Inclusion Committee – Standing Item (Janee Briesmeister) D. City of Austin Budget – Standing Item (Janee Briesmeister) i. See agenda Item III.A. E. Update on the Equity Action Team – Standing Item (Emily De Maria Nicola) STAFF BRIEFINGS A. Update on FY20 Budget Community Engagement Forum and Survey. V. VI. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS A. Suggested agenda items for FY20. B. Presentation Request from Senior Access. VII. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days before the meeting date. Please call Halana Kaleel at Austin Public Health Department at (512) 972-5019 for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Commission on Seniors, please contact Halana Kaleel at (512) 972-5019 or at Halana.Kaleel@austintexas.gov.

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COMMISSION ON SENIORS FEBRUARY 12TH, 2020 AT 12:00PM MEALS ON WHEELS CENTRAL TEXAS, BOARD RM 232 3227 E. 5TH ST, AUSTIN, TX 78702 CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Janee Briesemeister, Chair Peter Varteressian, Vice-Chair Erica Garcia-Pittman Martin Kareithi Jacqueline Angel Patricia Bordie Karen Grampp Adam Hauser Natalie Cagle Fred Lugo Emily De Maria Nicola Billy Jackson Amy Temperley Sally Van Sickle Diana Spain REVISED AGENDA CALL TO ORDER There may be discussion and action on any of the following items: CITIZEN COMMUNICATION Each speaker signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will be called in order of sign-up and will be allowed three minutes to speak about items posted or not on the agenda. I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE COMMISSION ON SENIORS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING JANUARY 7TH, 2020 AND THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING JANUARY 8TH, 2020. A. Presentation, 50+ Services Report, David Crabb, Acting Manager, Community Recreation, II. ANNOUNCEMENTS III. NEW BUSINESS Austin Parks and Recreation. B. FY21-22 Budget Process and Review C. Update on Senior Tax Resolution. D. Older Americans Month 2020. IV. OLD BUSINESS A. Commission Work Plan – Standing Item B. Updates from Working Groups – Standing Item i. ii. Age Friendly Action Plan Implementation Working Group Transportation, Housing and Outdoor Spaces Working Group iii. Social Participation, Respect and Social Inclusion, Civic Participation and Employment Working Group iv. Community Support and Health Services Working Group C. Update on Joint Inclusion Committee – Standing Item (Janee Briesmeister) D. City of Austin Budget – Standing Item (Janee Briesmeister) E. Update on the Equity Action Team – Standing Item (Emily De Maria Nicola) i. See agenda Item III.B. STAFF BRIEFINGS A. Update on FY20 Budget Community Engagement Forum and Survey. V. VI. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS A. Suggested agenda items for FY20. B. Presentation Request from Senior Access. VII. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days before the meeting date. Please call Halana Kaleel at Austin Public Health Department at (512) 972-5019 for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Commission on Seniors, please contact Halana Kaleel at (512) 972-5019 or at Halana.Kaleel@austintexas.gov.

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COMMISSION ON SENIOR REGULAR MEETING MEETING MINUTES WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2020 The Commission on Seniors convened a Regular Meeting at Meals on Wheels Central Texas, Board Room 232, 3227 E. 5th St, Austin, Texas, 78602. Board Members in Attendance: Chair, Janee Briesemeister, Vice Chair, Peter Varteressian, Adam Hauser, Amy Temperley, Billy Jackson, Diana Spain, Emily De Maria Nicola, Erica Garcia-Pittman, Fred Lugo, Jacqueline Angel, Karen Grampp, Martin Kareithi, Natalie Cagle, and Patricia Bordie. Board Members not in Attendance: Sally Van Sickle. Staff in Attendance: Tabitha Taylor, Age Friendly Plan Program Coordinator, Austin Public Health and Halana Kaleel, Public Health Educator II, Austin Public Health Presenters: David Crabb, Acting Manager, Community Recreation, Austin Parks and Recreation. Chair, Janee Briesemeister called the Board Meeting to order at 12:05 p.m. The Commission introduced themselves. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION A. Richard Bondi, LGBT Elder Task Force, General Communication i. Bondi discussed the Task Force becoming a SAGE Affiliate. B. Sofia Barbato, Foundation Communities, General Communication i. Observing meeting and wanted to introduce herself. Request to present to the Commissioners in May 2020. C. Ivanna Neri, Budget Recommendation, III.B. II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE COMMISSION ON SENIORS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING JANUARY 7TH, 2020 AND THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING JANUARY 8TH, 2020. A. The minutes for the Special Called Meeting of Janaury 7th and the minutes for the Regular Meeting of January 8th were approved on Vice Chair, Varteressian motion, Commissioner Hauser second on a 14-0 vote. Commissioner Van Sickle was absent. III. ANNOUNCEMENTS A. Joint Meeting with Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities will be Friday, February 14th, 2020 at 5pm. B. Equity Office is putting a meeting together for February 29th, 2020 for Boards and Commissions to review the budget process. Chair Briesmeister and Support Staff Kaleel with attend. IV. NEW BUSINESS A. Presentation, 50+ Services Report, David Crabb, Acting Manager, Community Recreation, Austin Parks and Recreation. i. David Crabb and Ben Rustenhaven presented to the Commissioners on current programming for older adults within PARD. B. FY21-22 Budget Process and Review i. Neri during Citizen Communication recommended that $1 million be reallocated in the existing social services contracts to direct and unrestricted cash transfers to families struggling with poverty to advance their social and economic mobility. ii. Chair Briesmeister attended the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities Budget Forum. Concerns that came up were transportation, built environment, inadequate sidewalks, and audible walk signals. iii. Commissioner …

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Feb. 4, 2020

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COMMISSION ON SENIORS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING FEBRUARY 4TH, 2020 AT 1:00PM GUS GARCIA RECREATION CENTER 1201 E RUNDBERG LANE, AUSTIN, TX 78753 CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Janee Briesemeister, Chair Peter Varteressian, Vice-Chair Erica Garcia-Pittman Martin Kareithi Jacqueline Angel Patricia Bordie Karen Grampp Adam Hauser Natalie Cagle Billy Jackson Fred Lugo Emily De Maria Nicola Amy Temperley Sally Van Sickle Diana Spain CALL TO ORDER There may be discussion and action on any of the following items: AGENDA CITIZEN COMMUNICATION Each speaker signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will be called in order of sign- up and will be allowed three minutes to speak about items posted or not on the agenda. I. MOTION TO SUSPEND ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER II. COMMUNITY FORUM OVERVIEW, TABITHA TAYLOR, AGE-FRIENDLY PROGRAM COORDINATOR III. BUDGET BRIEFING, ED VAN EENOO, DEPUTY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, FINANCIAL SERVICES A. The Commission will receive a briefing on their 2020-2021 fiscal year budget IV. COMMUNITY FORUM A. The commission will conduct a forum on community priorities for the 2020-2021 City of Austin budget. The commission may take action concerning recommendations related to the budget. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days before the meeting date. Please call Halana Kaleel at Austin Public Health Department at (512) 972-5019 for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Commission on Seniors, please contact Halana Kaleel at (512) 972-5019 or at Halana.Kaleel@austintexas.gov.

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Jan. 8, 2020

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COMMISSION ON SENIORS JANUARY 8TH, 2020 AT 12:00PM AUSTIN CITY HALL, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ROOM 301 WEST 2ND STREET, AUSTIN, TX 78701 CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Janee Briesemeister, Chair Natalie Cagle Billy Jackson Amy Temperley Peter Varteressian, Vice-Chair Erica Garcia-Pittman Martin Kareithi Sally Van Sickle Jacqueline Angel Karen Grampp Fred Lugo Diana Spain Patricia Bordie Adam Hauser Emily De Maria Nicola AGENDA CALL TO ORDER There may be discussion and action on any of the following items: I. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION Each speaker signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will be called in order of sign-up and will be allowed three minutes to speak about items posted or not on the agenda. II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE COMMISSION ON SENIORS DECEMBER 11TH, 2019 MEETING III. ANNOUNCEMENTS A. Welcome Commissioner Temperley, District 1 IV. NEW BUSINESS A. Finalize Age Friendly Austin Community Engagement Survey V. DISCUSSION A. Update and Discussion on Interdepartmental Age-Friendly Action Plan Meeting VI. OLD BUSINESSA. Commission Work Plan – Standing Item B. Updates from Working Groups – Standing Item i. Age Friendly Action Plan Implementation Working Group ii. Transportation, Housing and Outdoor Spaces Working Group iii. Social Participation, Respect and Social Inclusion, Civic Participation and Employment Working Group iv. Community Support and Health Services Working Group C. Update on Joint Inclusion Committee – Standing Item (Janee Briesmeister) D. City of Austin Budget – Standing Item (Janee Briesmeister) i. See item 4.A. E. Update on the Equity Action Team – Standing Item (Emily De Maria Nicola) VII. STAFF BRIEFINGS A. Update on FY20 Budget Community Engagement Meetings. VIII. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS A. Suggested agenda items for FY20. B. Presentation Request from David Crabb, City of Austin Parks and Recreation, February 2020. IX. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days before the meeting date. Please call Halana Kaleel at Austin Public Health Department at (512) 972-5019 for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Commission on Seniors, please contact Halana Kaleel at (512) 972-5019 or at Halana.Kaleel@austintexas.gov.

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COMMISSION ON SENIOR REGULAR MEETING MEETING MINUTES WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8TH, 2020 The Commission on Seniors convened a Regular Meeting at Austin City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room, 301 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701. Board Members in Attendance: Chair, Janee Briesemeister, Vice Chair, Peter Varteressian, Adam Hauser, Amy Temperley, Diana Spain, Emily De Maria Nicola, Erica Garcia-Pittman, Jacqueline Angel, Karen Grampp, Martin Kareithi, Natalie Cagle, Sally Van Sickle, Patricia Bordie. Board Members not in Attendance: Billy Jackson and Fred Lugo. Staff in Attendance: Tabitha Taylor, Age Friendly Plan Program Coordinator, Austin Public Health and Halana Kaleel, Public Health Educator II, Austin Public Health Presenters: None. Chair, Janee Briesemeister called the Board Meeting to order at 12:08 p.m. The Commission introduced themselves. I. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION A. Charles Curry, comment on Property Tax Exemptions. II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE COMMISSION ON SENIORS DECEMBER 11TH, 2019 MEETING A. The minutes for the regular meeting of December 11th were approved with discussed minor edits on Vice Chair, Varteressian motion, Commissioner Cagle second on a 13- 0 vote. Commissioners Jackson and Lugo were absent. III. ANNOUNCEMENTS A. Welcome Commissioner Temperley, District 1. i. New Commissioner representing District 1, Amy Temperley introduced herself. She is a current member of the Aging Services Council as well as the owner of Aging Is Cool. B. Commissioner Grampp will attend the budget meeting for the LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission. IV. NEW BUSINESS A. Finalize Age Friendly Austin Community Engagement Survey i. Recommendation adopting the Age Friendly Austin Community Engagement Survey was approved with discussed changes on Commissioner Van Sickle motion, Commissioner Grampp second on a 13-0 vote. Commissioners Jackson and Lugo were absent. V. DISCUSSION A. Update and Discussion on Interdepartmental Age-Friendly Action Plan Meeting. i. Support Staff Tabitha Taylor provided an update and recap of the Interdepartmental Age Friendly Action Plan Meeting January 7th, 2020. VI. OLD BUSINESS A. Commission Work Plan – Standing Item i. No discussion currently. B. Updates from Working Groups – Standing Item i. Age Friendly Action Plan Implementation Working Group ii. Transportation, Housing and Outdoor Spaces Working Group • No discussion currently. • No discussion currently. iii. Social Participation, Respect and Social Inclusion, Civic Participation and Employment Working Group • No discussion currently. iv. Community Support and Health Services Working Group • No discussion currently. C. Update on Joint Inclusion Committee – Standing Item (Janee Briesmeister) i. Update was provided on …

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Jan. 7, 2020

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COMMISSION ON SENIORS JANUARY 87H, 2019 AT 12:00PM AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH 5202 E. BEN WHITE AUSTIN, TX 78741 CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Janee Briesemeister, Chair Natalie Cagle Billy Jackson Amy Temperley Peter Varteressian, Vice-Chair Erica Garcia-Pittman Martin Kareithi Sally Van Sickle Jacqueline Angel Karen Grampp Fred Lugo Diana Spain Patricia Bordie Adam Hauser Emily De Maria Nicola AGENDA CALL TO ORDER There may be discussion and action on any of the following items: I. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION Each speaker signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will be called in order of sign-up and will be allowed three minutes to speak about items posted or not on the agenda. II. NEW BUSINESS A. Age-Friendly Action Plan Interdepartmental Meeting Round Table and Discussion III. STAFF BRIEFINGS A. Update on FY20 Community Engagement Meetings. IV. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days before the meeting date. Please call Halana Kaleel at Austin Public Health Department at (512) 972-5019 for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Commission on Seniors, please contact Halana Kaleel at (512) 972-5019 or at Halana.Kaleel@austintexas.gov.

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