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Regular meeting of the Commission for Women Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:00pm Austin City Hall – Boards and Commission Room 1101 301 W 2nd Street Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of the Commission for Women may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Kiarrah Carlisle, (512) 978-1879, Kiarrah.Carlisle@austintexas.gov CURRENT BOARD COMMISSIONERS: Rebecca Austen, Chair Neva Fernandez Juliana Gonzales Jocelyn Tau Pam Rattan Desiree Bermea CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL AGENDA Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Diana Melendez Josephine Serrata Priscilla Cortez Vanessa Bissereth The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. Approve the minutes of the Commission for Women regular meeting on July 13, 2022. APPROVAL OF MINUTES DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. 3. Presentation by Amanda Rohlich, Food Policy Advisor, and Emmie DiCicco, Food Policy Intern, from the Office of Sustainability on Austin’s First-Ever Food Plan, with discussion and possible action. Discussion and possible action regarding the City of Austin’s annual budget process. WORKING GROUP/COMMITTEE UPDATES Update from Working Group on Homelessness. Updated from Working Group on Safety. Update from Working Group on Health. Update from Working Group on Recognition of Equity for Women and Girls. 4. 5. 6. 7. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Presentation from the City Manager’s Office and Police Research Forum (PERF) regarding Resolution No. 20190131-077 on evaluation of Austin Police Department’s sexual assault investigations. 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 (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Kiarrah Carlisle at the Office of Civil Rights, at (512) 978-1879 or Kiarrah.Carlisle@austintexas.gov , for additional information; TTY users’ route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Commission for Women, please contact Kiarrah Carlisle at the Office of Civil …

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Item 1 - Drafted Meeting Minutes for 7 13 22 original pdf

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Commission for Women REGULAR CALLED MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, July 13, 2022 The Commission for Women convened in a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr., Permitting & Development Center; Rooms 1401 & 1402 in Austin, Texas. Chair Rebecca Austen called the Commission for Women Meeting to order at 12:16 p.m. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance: Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Juliana Gonzales Pam Rattan Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: Rebecca Austen, Chair Diana Melendez Jocelyn Tau Josephine Serrata Neva Fernandez Priscilla Cortez PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Tamela Saldana – Introduction as Acting Director of City of Austin’s Office of Civil Rights. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Commission for Women regular meeting on May 04, 2022. The minutes from the meeting of (05/04/2022) were approved on Chair Austen’s motion, Commissioner Rattan’s second on a (9-0) vote. (Commissioner Desiree Bermea was in virtual attendance, but camera was off. Commissioner Vanessa Bissereth was absent) 1. 1 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Discussion and possible action on Presentation by Carlos Soto, Research Analyst, Community Action Network (CAN) on women and children. Discussion was held. No action was taken. Discussion and possible action on approval updates to Working Group members. The motion to approve updates to Working Group members was approved on Chair Rebecca Austen’s motion, Vice Chair Flannery Bope’s second on a 9-0 vote. (Commissioner Desiree Bermea was in virtual attendance, but camera was off. Commissioner Vanessa Bissereth was absent) Discussion and possible action to elect new alternate for the Joint Inclusion Committee. The motion to approve Diana Melendez as new alternate for the Joint Inclusion Committee was approved on Chair Rebecca Austen’s motion, Vice Chair Flannery Bope’s second on a 9-0 vote. (Commissioner Desiree Bermea was in virtual attendance, but camera was off. Commissioner Vanessa Bissereth was absent) Discussion and possible action regarding the City of Austin annual budget process. Discussion was held. No action was taken. Discussion and possible action regarding the impact of the Supreme Court Dobbs decision on women and girls in Austin. Discussion was held. No action was taken. Approve a recommendation to support the GRACE Act The motion to approve the recommendation 20220713-6: Support the GRACE Act (description of recommendation) was approved on Chair Rebecca Austen’s motion, Vice Chair Flannery Bope’s second on a (8-1) vote. (Commissioner Pam Rattan abstained. Commissioner Desiree Bermea was in virtual attendance, but camera was off. Commissioner Vanessa …

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Item 2 - Austin's First Ever Food Plan Presentation original pdf

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A Food Plan for Austin Developing the City’s first Food Plan Commission for Women– August 3rd 2022 What is a Food System? Food for thought ● 14.7% food insecurity in Travis County ● 38% zip codes in Travis County don’t have a full service grocery store ● 16.8 acres of farmland are lost every day in Travis County ● Less than 1% of food consumed in Travis County is locally produced ● 1.24 million pounds of food is wasted every day in Austin ● Covid-19 pandemic & Winter Storm Uri exposed & exacerbated inequities in our food system What is a Food Plan and why do we need one? ● A Food Plan will set clear Goals and Strategies to move toward a more equitable, sustainable & resilient food system and provide a coordinating structure for all food related initiatives ○ The Food Plan build on several other initiatives made by the City to tackle food system issues. ● On June 2021 Austin City Council directed the City Manager to initiate a planning process Link to full resolution What about disasters? Recent and ongoing crises have caused a spike in food insecurity and revealed inadequate preparation for expansive and culturally appropriate food distribution We are working with HSEM & other departments to develop a Disaster Food & Drinking Water Appendix Will include learnings from Winter Storm Uri, COVID-19, boil water notices, and other recent emergencies Developing the Austin Food Plan: Where are we now? A Baseline Assessment We are in the process of releasing The State of The Food System 2022. A comprehensive analysis of our food system and an updated version of previous reports from 2015 and 2018. This will be the foundation for Austin’s first-ever Food Plan Project Organization Austin Food Plan Emergency Food & Water Appendix Food Supply Chain Vulnerability Analysis City and County Staff Austin-Travis Food Policy Board Community Advisory Committee Issue Area Groups *Production AG Consultant Team *Community Food Ambassadors *To be determined General Public and Community *Access AG *Markets AG *Labor AG *Recovery AG Finding the Right Project Team and Structure Stewards and Advisors of the Process City and County Staff Consultant Team Community Advisory Committee Austin-Travis Food Policy Board Advisors on the Content Issue Area Groups General Public and Community Community Food Ambassadors Centering Equity The Austin Food Plan will center equity and the lived expertise of those most impacted by the current …

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REGULAR MEETING of the COMMISSION FOR WOMEN WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2022, 12:00PM PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1401 & 1402 6310 WILHELMINA DELCO DR. AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701 Some members of the Commission for Women may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Kiarrah Carlisle, (512) 978-1879, Kiarrah.Carlisle@austintexas.gov CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Rebecca Austen, Chair Neva Fernandez Juliana Gonzales Jocelyn Tau Pam Rattan Desiree Bermea Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Diana Melendez Josephine Serrata Priscilla Cortez Vanessa Bissereth AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Commission for Women regular meeting on May 4, 2022. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Presentation by Carlos Soto, Research Analyst, Community Action Network (CAN) on women and children, with discussion and possible action. 3. Approve updates to Working Group members. 4. Elect new alternate for the Joint Inclusion Committee. 5. Discussion and possible action regarding the City of Austin annual budget process. 6. Discussion and possible action regarding the impact of the Supreme Court Dobbs decision on women and girls in Austin. WORKING GROUP/COMMITTEE UPDATES 7. Update from Working Group on Homelessness. 8. Updated from Working Group on Safety. 9. Update from Working Group on Health. 10. Update from Working Group on Recognition of Equity for Women and Girls. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Presentation from the City Manager’s Office and Police Research Forum (PERF) regarding Resolution No. 20190131-077 on evaluation of Austin Police Department’s sexual assault investigations. 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 (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Kiarrah Carlisle at (512) 978-1879 or Kiarrah.Carlisle@austintexas.gov , for additional information; TTY users’ route through Relay …

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City of Austin Commission for Women Community Reception & Hall of Fame City of Austin Commission for Women Who We Are An 11-member advisory body advocating for and inspiring the city council and city manager to prioritize women’s quality of life, so that Austin becomes the most equitable city in the nation for women and girls. • Rebecca F. Austen (Alter), Chair • Juliana Gonzales (Harper-Madison) • Flannery A. Bope (Pool), Vice Chair • Diana Melendez (Renteria) • Desiree V. Bermea (Fuentes) • Pam D Rattan (Kelly) • Vanessa Bissereth (Vela) • Josephine V. Serrata • Priscilla G. Cortez (Tovo) • Jocelyn Tau (Adler) • Neva Fernandez (Ellis) Our Values The Commission for Women defines “women and girls” as individuals who identify as female, including those who are transgender and non-binary. • We prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion • We raise awareness, are a resource, and take action through our expertise on women's issues • We recognize the achievements of women who make an impact on equity • We collaborate among the community and city leadership to accomplish collective goals • We are tenacious and drive results Women’s Hall of Fame Since 2011, the City of Austin’s Commission for Women has hosted an annual induction ceremony and celebration for the Women’s Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame Inductees 2011: Jody Conradt, Bertha Means 2012: Nora Comstock, Shudde Fath, Willie Mae Kirk, Bettie Naylor 2013: Lulu Flores, Carol Keeton, Harriet Murphy, Janis Pinnelli 2014: Olga Campos-Ben, Dorothy Richter, Kelly White 2015: 2016: Montserrat Garibay, Jackie Goodman, MariBen Ramsey 2017: Robbie Ausley, Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, Jane Claire Hervey, Ann Howard, Patsy Woods Martin, Jill Ramirez 2018: Gigi Edwards Bryant, Jeanne Goka, Celia Israel, Sarah Weddington 2019: 2020: Not held due to pandemic 2021: Not held due to pandemic 2022: Fall Community Reception will kick-off 2023 Nominations Process Community Reception 2023 Hall of Fame Launch The Community Reception will allow women and girls in our community to connect and network in-person, while learning about the Commission’s work and celebrating the launch of the 2023 Hall of Fame nominations process. Connect Network Learn Celebrate Fall 2022 Community Reception & 2023 Hall of Fame Kick-Off September 2022 5:30 – 7:00 PM Location TBD 2023 Women’s Hall of Fame Nominations Timeline September 2022: Nominations Open December 2022: Nominations Due February 2023: Inductees Announced Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Celebration March 2023 5:30 – 7:30 …

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20220713-006: Support the GRACE Act original pdf

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN RECOMMENDATION 20220713-6: Support the GRACE Act July 13, 2022 Seconded By: Flannery Bope Date: Subject: Support the GRACE Act Motioned By: Rebecca Austen Recommendation to Council WHEREAS, the Commission for Women (“Commission”) of the City of Austin (“City”) serves as an advisory body that advocates for and inspires the City Council (“Council”) and City Manager to prioritize women’s quality of life, so that Austin becomes the most equitable city in the nation for women and girls; and WHEREAS, all people have a basic human right to bodily autonomy, safe and effective medical treatment, and control over private medical decisions; and WHEREAS, access to safe and legal abortion is a deciding factor in long-term health, safety, and quality of life; and WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the 1973 landmark ruling, Roe v. Wade, which previously prevented individual states from directly banning abortion care; and WHEREAS, cisgender women and girls, transgender men and boys, non-binary people, and others who can become pregnant are restricted from access to abortion in Texas and many other states; and WHEREAS, Texas Senate Bill 8 bans abortions after six weeks gestation and allows private citizens to sue abortion providers, Texas House Bill 1280 criminalizes abortion at the felony level with a sentence of up to 99 years in prison and no exception for rape or incest, and Article 4512 from the 1925 penal code has been put forth as still in force and states that whoever furnishes the means for procuring an abortion knowing the purpose intended is guilty as an accomplice; and WHEREAS, Black and Latina individuals, and those of all races living in poverty, will likely be disproportionately impacted by bans and criminalization of abortion; and 1 WHEREAS, children and adults who get pregnant through sexual assault, rape, incest, sex trafficking and other forms of sexual violence will experience forced pregnancies; and WHEREAS, individuals who are denied abortion access are at risk of experiencing increased anxiety and other mental health issues; and WHEREAS, individuals who identify as female in Austin are experiencing higher levels of poor mental health overall than males (per data presented to the Commission by the Community Advancement Network on July 15, 2022), and transgender and nonbinary individuals in Austin are disproportionately impacted by mental health issues and access to care and resources (per the LGBTQIA+ Quality of Life study), compounding the mental health impacts …

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Community Advancement Network Presented to the City of Austin’s Commission for Women by: Carlos A Soto July 13, 2022 WWW.CANATX.ORG 2022 CAN WORK PLAN PRIORITY Ensuring an Equitable Economic Recovery (new) Addressing Community Mental Health & Wellness (new) Improving Language Access and Resources (continuation) Equity in the Pandemic Response (and emergency response generally) (continuation) WE ARE SAFE, JUST & ENGAGED HIGHLIGHTS CHALLENGES Travis County Crime Declined 3% From 2015 to 2020 Travis County Voter Turnout Increased 10% From 2016 to 2020 in Travis County African-American adults are 2.8 times as likely To be booked into jail than White adults Property Crime Increased 10% From 2019 to 2020 in Travis County OUR BASIC NEEDS ARE MET HIGHLIGHTS CHALLENGES In 2019, the Travis County Poverty Rate was 12% (It was15% in 2015) The Food Insecurity rate decreased to 13% in 2019 (It was 16% in 2015) The Poverty Rate for African- Americans and Hispanics is 2 times higher than it is for Whites 41,130 children in Travis County were Food Insecure in 2019 (In 2013, that number was 63,780) OUR BASIC NEEDS ARE MET INCOME Source: Table S1701 Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months, 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates Sources: Table S1701 Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months, 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table B17001 Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months by Sex by Age, 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates OUR BASIC NEEDS ARE MET HOMELESSNESS • Homelessness rates were stable between 2020 and 2021 for women in Austin/Travis County. Source: HMIS Snapshot: 2021 Homelessness Prevalence Estimate in Austin/Travis County, TX; published May 21, 2021 by the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO). WE ARE HEALTHY HIGHLIGHTS CHALLENGES The percentage of adults without health insurance declined by 12 % in Travis County from 2017 to 2019. In 2020, the percentage of adults that smoke was 11% in the Austin MSA, compared to 20% in 2008. The Obesity Rate in Travis County increased from 23% to 27% In the period from 2016 to 2020. For this indicator, we also report inequities by sex, race, and income WE ARE HEALTHY UNINSURED • Between 2016 and 2020, 11.6% of Travis County women and girls of all ages were uninsured, compared to 13% of Travis County men and boys of all ages. Source: Table S2701: Selected Characteristics of Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates. WE …

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Commission for Women Working Group Membership Updated July 2022 Homelessness Rebecca Austen Flannery Bope Pam Rattan Safety Health Desiree Bermea Neva Fernandez Juliana Gonzales Josie Serrata Amanda Lewis* Flannery Bope Juliana Gonzales Diana Melendez Josie Serrata Jocelyn Tau Vanessa Bissereth Priscilla Cortez Diana Melendez *Community participants Recognition of Equity for Women and Girls

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Commission for Women REGULAR CALLED MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, July 13, 2022 The Commission for Women convened in a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr., Permitting & Development Center; Rooms 1401 & 1402 in Austin, Texas. Chair Rebecca Austen called the Commission for Women Meeting to order at 12:16 p.m. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance: Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Juliana Gonzales Pam Rattan Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: Rebecca Austen, Chair Diana Melendez Jocelyn Tau Josephine Serrata Neva Fernandez Priscilla Cortez Desiree Bermea (Camera Off) Staff in Attendance: Kiarrah Carlisle, Office of Civil Rights PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Tamela Saldana – Introduction as Acting Director of City of Austin’s Office of Civil Rights. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Commission for Women regular meeting on May 04, 2022. The minutes from the meeting of (05/04/2022) were approved on Chair Austen’s motion, Commissioner Rattan’s second on a (9-0) vote. (Commissioner Desiree Bermea was in virtual attendance, but camera was off. Commissioner Vanessa Bissereth was absent) 1. 1 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Discussion and possible action on Presentation by Carlos Soto, Research Analyst, Community Action Network (CAN) on women and children. Discussion was held. No action was taken. Discussion and possible action on approval updates to Working Group members. The motion to approve updates to Working Group members was approved on Chair Rebecca Austen’s motion, Vice Chair Flannery Bope’s second on a 9-0 vote. (Commissioner Desiree Bermea was in virtual attendance, but camera was off. Commissioner Vanessa Bissereth was absent) Discussion and possible action to elect new alternate for the Joint Inclusion Committee. The motion to approve Diana Melendez as new alternate for the Joint Inclusion Committee was approved on Chair Rebecca Austen’s motion, Vice Chair Flannery Bope’s second on a 9-0 vote. (Commissioner Desiree Bermea was in virtual attendance, but camera was off. Commissioner Vanessa Bissereth was absent) Discussion and possible action regarding the City of Austin annual budget process. Discussion was held. No action was taken. Discussion and possible action regarding the impact of the Supreme Court Dobbs decision on women and girls in Austin. Discussion was held. No action was taken. Approve a recommendation to support the GRACE Act The motion to approve the recommendation 20220713-6: Support the GRACE Act (description of recommendation) was approved on Chair Rebecca Austen’s motion, Vice Chair Flannery Bope’s second on a (8-1) vote. (Commissioner Pam Rattan abstained. …

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CITY OF AUSTIN COMMISSION FOR WOMEN REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 12:00 p.m. Austin City Hall, Board & Commission Room, Room 1101 301 West 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of Commission for Women may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may speak up to three minutes on an item only once either in-person or remotely. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register call or email the board liaison at 512-974-3261 or email Juanita.martinez@austintexas.gov AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten (10) speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed three minutes to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women regular meeting 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES on May 4, 2022. 2. Old Business a. Discussion and possible action regarding Commission Working Groups and the Commission’s 2022 goals: i. Address progress of FY2022 and FY2023 budget recommendations on Homelessness, Safety, and Health. ii. Develop program for Recognition of Equity for Women and Girls. iii. Review Working Group membership. b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion Committee on the City of Austin annual budget process. a. Elect new alternate for the Joint Inclusion Committee. b. Presentation by Carlos Soto, Research Analyst, Community Action Network (CAN) on women and children, with discussion and possible action. 2. NEW BUSINESS FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Presentation from the City Manager’s Office and Police Research Forum (PERF) regarding Resolution No. 20190131-077 on evaluation of Austin Police Department’s sexual assault investigations. 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 (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please contact the Office of Civil Rights at 512-974-3251 or Juanita.martinez@austintexas.gov. for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Commission for Women, please contact Office of Civil Rights, at 512-974-3251or civilrights@austintexas.gov.

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CITY OF AUSTIN COMMISSION FOR WOMEN REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 12:00 p.m. Austin City Hall, Board & Commission Room, Room 1101 301 West 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of Commission for Women may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may speak up to three minutes on an item only once either in-person or remotely. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register call or email the board liaison at 512-974-3261 or email Juanita.martinez@austintexas.gov AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten (10) speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed three minutes to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women regular meeting on Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the following working groups: 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES April 6, 2022. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Homelessness b. Safety c. Health d. Recognition of Equity for Women and Girls a. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion Committee. b. Discussion and possible action regarding 2022 Commission Working Groups. c. Discussion and possible action regarding the City of Austin FY2022 & FY2023 budget. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Presentation from the City Manager’s Office and Police Research Forum (PERF) regarding Resolution No. 20190131-077 on evaluation of Austin Police Department’s sexual assault investigations. b. Presentation on Homelessness from Officer Dianna Grey, Homeless Strategy. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 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 (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please contact Juanita Martinez, Office of Civil Rights, at 512-974-3261 or Juanita.Martinez@austintexas.gov, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Commission for Women, please contact Juanita Martinez, Office of Civil Rights, at 512-974-3261or Juanita.Martinez@austintexas.gov.

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REGULER MEETING Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a hybrid regular meeting on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, with Chair Austen at Austin City Hall, 301 West Second Street, Austin, Texas 78701 in Room 1101, and the remaining members participating by videoconference. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 12:03 p.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Vanessa Bissereth Juliana Gonzales Diana Melendez Pam Rattan Neva Fernandez Priscilla Cortez Desiree Bermea Commissioners Absent: Vacant: Mayor Adler Appointee Josie Serrata Staff in Attendance: Juanita Martinez, Office of Civil Rights 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women regular meeting on March 2, 2022. The minutes from the regular meeting on February 2, 2022 were approved on Chair Austen’s motion, Commissioner Flannery’s second on a vote of 8-0 vote. Commissioner Bermea off the dais. a. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the following working 2. OLD BUSINESS groups: i. Homelessness Discussion was held. No action was taken. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES ii. Public Safety Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Discussion was held. No action was taken. iii. Health Discussion was held. No action was taken. iv. Recognition of Equity for Women and Girls Discussion was held. No action was taken. Committee. Discussion was held. No action was taken. FY2022 budget. Discussion was held. No action was taken. FY2023 budget. Discussion was held. No action taken. b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion c. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation for the City of Austin d. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation for the City of Austin Brie L. Franco, City of Austin, Intergovernmental Relations Officer, made a presentation/briefing on Legislative Updates. a. Election of Commission Officers The motion to re-elect Chair Austen as Chair of the Commission for Women and Flannery Bope for Vice-Chair, was approved on Commissioner Neva Fernandez’ motion, Commissioner Bissereth’ second, on a vote of 8-0 with Commissioner Bermea off the dais. 3. BRIEFINGS 4. NEW BUSINESS Wednesday, April 6, 2022 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS None ADJOURNMENT Chair Austen adjourned the meeting at 12:56 p.m. without objection.

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REGULER MEETING Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a hybrid regular meeting on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, with Chair Austen at Austin City Hall, 301 West Second Street, Austin, Texas 78701 in Room 1101, and the remaining members participating by videoconference. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 12:03 p.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Vanessa Bissereth Juliana Gonzales Diana Melendez Pam Rattan Neva Fernandez Priscilla Cortez Desiree Bermea Commissioners Absent: Vacant: Mayor Adler Appointee Josie Serrata Staff in Attendance: Juanita Martinez, Office of Civil Rights 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women regular meeting on March 2, 2022. The minutes from the regular meeting on February 2, 2022 were approved on Chair Austen’s motion, Commissioner Flannery’s second on a vote of 8-0 vote. Commissioner Bermea off the dais. a. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the following working 2. OLD BUSINESS groups: i. Homelessness Discussion was held. No action was taken. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES ii. Public Safety Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Discussion was held. No action was taken. iii. Health Discussion was held. No action was taken. iv. Recognition of Equity for Women and Girls Discussion was held. No action was taken. Committee. Discussion was held. No action was taken. FY2022 budget. Discussion was held. No action was taken. FY2023 budget. Discussion was held. No action taken. b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion c. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation for the City of Austin d. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation for the City of Austin Brie L. Franco, City of Austin, Intergovernmental Relations Officer, made a presentation/briefing on Legislative Updates. a. Election of Commission Officers The motion to re-elect Chair Austen as Chair of the Commission for Women and Flannery Bope for Vice-Chair, was approved on Commissioner Neva Fernandez’ motion, Commissioner Bissereth’ second, on a vote of 8-0 with Commissioner Bermea off the dais. 3. BRIEFINGS 4. NEW BUSINESS Wednesday, April 6, 2022 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS None ADJOURNMENT Chair Austen adjourned the meeting at 12:56 p.m. without objection.

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES REGULER MEETING Wednesday, May 4, 2022 The Commission for Women convened for a hybrid regular meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, with Chair Austen at Austin City Hall, 301 West Second Street, Austin, Texas 78701 in Room 1101, and the remaining members participating by videoconference. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 12:03 p.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Vanessa Bissereth Juliana Gonzales Diana Melendez Pam Rattan Neva Fernandez Priscilla Cortez Josie Serrata Commissioners Absent: Jocelyn Tau Desiree Bermea Staff in Attendance: Juanita Martinez, Office of Civil Rights 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women regular meeting on April 6, 2022. The minutes from the regular meeting on April 6, 2022 were approved on Chair Austen’s motion, Commissioner Rattan second. The motion carried. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the following working groups: i. Homelessness Discussion was held. No action was taken. ii. Public Safety Discussion was held. No action was taken. iii. Health Discussion was held. No action was taken. iv. Recognition of Equity for Women and Girls Discussion was held. No action was taken. Committee. Discussion was held. No action was taken. Discussion was held. No action was taken. FY2023 budget. Discussion was held. No action taken. 3. BRIEFINGS 4. NEW BUSINESS 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Schedule a tour of Community First. b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion c. Discussion and possible action regarding 2022 Commission Working Groups. d. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation for the City of Austin FY2022 & Presentation on Homelessness was presented by Officer Dianna Grey, Homeless Strategy. Discussion was held and no action was taken. Presentation from the City Manager’s Office and Police Research Forum (PERF) regarding Resolution No. 20190131‐077 on evaluation of Austin Police Department’s sexual assault investigations ADJOURNMENT Chair Austen adjourned the meeting at 1:16 p.m. without objection.

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April 6, 2022

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CITY OF AUSTIN COMMISSION FOR WOMEN REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 12:00 p.m. Austin City Hall, Board & Commission Room, Room 1101 301 West 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of Commission for Women may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may speak up to three minutes on an item only once either in-person or remotely. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register call or email the board liaison at 512-974-3261 or email Juanita.martinez@austintexas.gov AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten (10) speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed three minutes to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women regular meeting on Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the following working groups: March 2, 2022. 2. OLD Business i. Homelessness ii. Safety iii. Health iv. Recognition of Equity for Women and Girls a. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion Committee. b. Discussion and possible action regarding 2022 Commission Working Groups. c. Discussion and possible action regarding the City of Austin FY2022 & FY2023 budget. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Election of Commission Officers b. Presentation on Legislative Updates, Brie L. Franco, City of Austin, Intergovernmental Relations Officer FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS a. Presentation from the City Manager’s Office and Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) regarding Resolution No. 20190131-077 on evaluation of Austin Police Department’s sexual assault investigations. b. Presentation on Homelessness from Dianna Grey for May Meeting. 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 (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please contact Jonathan Babiak, Office of Civil Rights, at 512-974-3203 or jonathan.babiak@austintexas.gov, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Commission for Women, please contact Jonathan Babiak, Office of Civil Rights, at 512-974-3203 or jonathan.babiak@austintexas.gov.

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April 6, 2022

Board Minutes 2022.03.02 original pdf

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, March 2, 2022 REGULER MEETING Wednesday, March 2, 2022 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a hybrid regular meeting on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, with Chair Austen at Austin City Hall, 301 West Second Street, Austin, Texas 78701 in Room 1101, and the remaining members participating by videoconference. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 12:07 p.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Vanessa Bissereth Juliana Gonzales Diana Melendez Pam Rattan Josie Serrata Commissioners Absent: Priscilla Cortez Neva Fernandez Vacant: District 2 Vacant: Mayor Adler Staff in Attendance: Jonathan Babiak, Office of Civil Rights 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women regular meeting on March 2, 2022. The minutes from the regular meeting on March 2, 2022 were approved on Chair Austen’s motion, Commissioner Flannery’s second on a vote of 7-0. Wednesday, March 2, 2022 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES 2. OLD BUSINESS groups: i. Homelessness a. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the following working Motion to approve the draft recommendations for Women Experiencing Homelessness with changes was approved. It was put forth by Chair Austen and seconded by Commissioner Rattan. The motion passed 7-0. ii. Public Safety Motion to approve the draft recommendations for Public Safety with changes was approved. It was put forth by Chair Austen and seconded by Commissioner Gonzales. The motion passed 7-0. iii. Health Motion to approve the draft recommendations for Women Affected by Senate Bill 8 with changes was approved. It was put forth by Chair Austen and seconded by Josie Serrata. Record of vote: Passed on a 6-1 vote, with Chair Austen, Vice Chair Bope, Commissioners Bissereth, Gonzales, Melendez, and Serrata in favor; Commissioner Rattan against; and two commissioners absent. Motion to approve the draft recommendations for Menstrual Equity with changes was approved. It was put forth by Chair Austen and seconded by Commissioner Flannery seconded. The motion passed 7-0. A motion to address mental health recommendations was put forth by Chair Austen and seconded by Commissioner Gonzales. The motion passed 7-0. b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion iv. Recognition of Equity for Women and Girls Discussion was held. No action was taken. Committee. Discussion was held. No action was taken. FY2022 budget. Discussion was held. No action was taken. c. Discussion …

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, March 2, 2022 REGULER MEETING Wednesday, March 2, 2022 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a hybrid regular meeting on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, with Chair Austen at Austin City Hall, 301 West Second Street, Austin, Texas 78701 in Room 1101, and the remaining members participating by videoconference. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 12:07 p.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Vanessa Bissereth Juliana Gonzales Diana Melendez Pam Rattan Josie Serrata Commissioners Absent: Priscilla Cortez Neva Fernandez Vacant: District 2 Vacant: Mayor Adler Staff in Attendance: Jonathan Babiak, Office of Civil Rights 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women regular meeting on February 2, 2022. The minutes from the regular meeting on February 2, 2022 were approved on Chair Austen’s motion, Commissioner Flannery’s second on a vote of 7-0. 2. OLD BUSINESS groups: a. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the following working COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES i. Homelessness Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Motion to approve the draft recommendations for Women Experiencing Homelessness with changes was approved. It was put forth by Chair Austen and seconded by Commissioner Rattan. The motion passed 7-0. ii. Public Safety Motion to approve the draft recommendations for Public Safety with changes was approved. It was put forth by Chair Austen and seconded by Commissioner Gonzales. The motion passed 7-0. iii. Health Motion to approve the draft recommendations for Women Affected by Senate Bill 8 with changes was approved. It was put forth by Chair Austen and seconded by Josie Serrata. Record of vote: Passed on a 6-1 vote, with Chair Austen, Vice Chair Bope, Commissioners Bissereth, Gonzales, Melendez, and Serrata in favor; Commissioner Rattan against; and two commissioners absent. Motion to approve the draft recommendations for Menstrual Equity with changes was approved. It was put forth by Chair Austen and seconded by Commissioner Flannery seconded. The motion passed 7-0. A motion to address mental health recommendations was put forth by Chair Austen and seconded by Commissioner Gonzales. The motion passed 7-0. iv. Recognition of Equity for Women and Girls Discussion was held. No action was taken. b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion c. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation for the City of Austin Committee. Discussion was held. No action …

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