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Sept. 2, 2020

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Regular Meeting of the Commission for Women Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Commission for Women to be held Wednesday, September 2, 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 (Tuesday, September 1, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the September 2, 2020 Commission for Women Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-2597 or april.shaw@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 (the day before the scheduled meeting). 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 april.shaw@austintexas.gov by Noon on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to 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 Commission for Women Miércoles, Septiembre 2, 2020 a 10:00 a.m. 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 (Miércoles, Septiembre 1, 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 (512) 974-2597 o april.shaw@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo …

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Sept. 2, 2020

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, August 5, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, August 5, 2020 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a regular meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 via videoconference. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 10:22 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Neva Fernandez Tanya Athar-Jogee Amanda Lewis Julia Cuba Lewis Dyana Limon-Mercado Commissioners Absent: Juliana Gonzales Sarah Tober Vacant: District 2 District 3 Staff in Attendance: April Shaw, Human Resources Department 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women special called meeting on June 22, 2020. The minutes from the special called meeting on June 22, 2020 were approved on Chair Austen’s motion, Vice Chair Bope’s second on a vote of 7-0, with Commissioners Gonzalez and Tober absent. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES 2. OLD BUSINESS Wednesday, August 5, 2020 a. Discussion and possible action regarding the following working groups: i. Economic equity Discussion was held. No action was taken. ii. Sexual assault, violence prevention, and survivor experience Discussion was held. Commission for Women Recommendation No. 20200805-02Aii regarding victim services was made on Chair Austen’s motion, Commissioner Fernandez’ second on a vote of 7-0 with Commissioners Gonzalez and Tober absent. b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion iii. Access to quality and affordable healthcare Discussion was held. No action was taken. iv. Women’s Hall of Fame Discussion was held. No action was taken. Committee. Discussion was held. No action was taken. FY2021 budget. Discussion was held. No action was taken. Austin’s women and girls. Discussion was held. No action was taken. anti-racism. Discussion was held. c. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation for the City of Austin d. Discussion and possible action regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on e. Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation to the City Council on COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES 3. BRIEFINGS Wednesday, August 5, 2020 a. Presentation from the Office of the City Auditor regarding the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission process and call for applicants. Corrie Stokes, City Auditor, provided a presentation regarding the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission process and call for applicants. b. Presentation from the City Manager’s Office and Police Executive Research Forum regarding Resolution No. 20190131-077 on evaluation of Austin Police Department’s sexual assault investigations. Patricia Bourenane of the City Manager’s …

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Aug. 5, 2020

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Regular Meeting of the Commission for Women Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Commission for Women to be held Wednesday, August 5, 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 (Tuesday, August 4, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the August 5, 2020 Commission for Women Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-2597 or april.shaw@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 (the day before the scheduled meeting). 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 april.shaw@austintexas.gov by Noon on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to 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 CITY OF AUSTIN COMMISSION FOR WOMEN REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING AGENDA CALL TO ORDER 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES meeting on June 22, 2020. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women special called a. Discussion and possible action regarding the following working groups: 1. Economic equity 2. Sexual assault, violence prevention, and survivor experience 3. Access to quality and affordable healthcare 4. Women’s Hall of Fame b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion Committee. c. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation for the City of Austin d. Discussion and possible action regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on FY2021 budget. Austin’s women and girls. e. Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation to the City Council on anti-racism. 3. BRIEFINGS 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Presentation from the …

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Aug. 5, 2020

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES Monday, June 22, 2020 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Monday, June 22, 2020 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a special called meeting on Monday, June 22, 2020 via videoconference. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 10:06 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Tanya Athar-Jogee Juliana Gonzales Amanda Lewis Julia Cuba Lewis Sarah Tober Commissioners Absent: Neva Fernandez Dyana Limon-Mercado Vacant: District 2 District 3 Staff in Attendance: April Shaw, Human Resources Department 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women special called meeting on April 17, 2020. The minutes from the special called meeting on April 17, 2020 were approved on Commissioner Tober’s motion, Vice Chair Bope’s second on a vote of 6-0, with Commissioner Athar-Jogee off the dais and Commissioners Fernandez and Limon- Mercado absent. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding the following working groups: Monday, June 22, 2020 ii. Sexual assault, violence prevention, and survivor experience i. Economic equity Discussion was held. No action was taken. Discussion was held. No action was taken. iii. Access to quality and affordable healthcare Discussion was held. No action was taken. iv. Women’s Hall of Fame Discussion was held. No action was taken. Committee. Discussion was held. No action was taken. FY2021 budget. 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 d. Discussion and possible action regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Austin’s women and girls. Discussion was held. No action was taken. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation to the City Council on anti-racism. Discussion was held. Commission for Women Recommendation No. 20200622-03A1 regarding race and gender equity was made on Commissioner Lewis’ motion, Vice Chair Bope’s second on a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Cuba Lewis off the dais and Commissioners Fernandez and Limon-Mercado absent. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES Monday, June 22, 2020 Commission for Women Recommendation No. 20200622-03A2 regarding equity in renaming made on Commissioner Tober’s motion, Commissioner Athar-Jogee’s second, on a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Cuba Lewis off the dais and Commissioners Fernandez and Limon-Mercado absent. 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS None. ADJOURNMENT Chair Austen adjourned …

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20200805-02Aii: Victim Services original pdf

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN RECOMMENDATION 20200805-02Aii Date: August 5, 2020 Subject: Victim Services Motioned By: Rebecca Austen Seconded By: Neva Fernandez Recommendation to Council WHEREAS, the Commission for Women (“Commission”) of the City of Austin (“City”) serves as an advisory body to the City Council (“Council”) and City Manager concerning the needs and problems of women in the Austin area and shall recommend programs designed to alleviate any inequities that may confront women in social, economic and vocational pursuits; and WHEREAS, on June 22, 20220 the Commission passed Recommendation 20200622-03A1: Race and Gender Equity, addressing public safety reform including the funding and operating structure of Victim Services, and additional measures to support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking; and WHEREAS, on July 7, 2020, the Austin/Travis County Sexual Assault Response and Resource Team (SARRT) sent a letter to the City Manager, Mayor and City Council, objecting to Victims Services being moved out of the Austin Police Department (APD) and recommending increased authority for Victim Services within APD; and WHEREAS, on July 9, 2020, The SAFE Alliance sent a Position on Police and Public Safety in the City of Austin to the City Manager and City Council, addressing the needs of victims and survivors of abuse and violence, and recommending increased authority and capacity for Victim Services; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Commission recommends the following measures regarding public safety, policing and victim services. • Victim/survivor voices must be part of the dialogue and decision process regarding public • Victim Services must report at a level of city government that provides sufficient safety, policing and Victim Services. decision-making and funding authority. • Regardless of reporting structures, Victim Services must co-locate with police officers and have continued access to APD crime data and reporting systems. 1 • Victims must have a voice in whether to have police officers present with Victim Services when they reach out to public safety; the type of crime should influence the involvement of officers (e.g., a report of rape after the fact can be supported by Victim Services without officers present, to avoid re-traumatizing the victim). • Systems and services must support victims who choose not to prosecute as much as those who pursue prosecution. • Social services, counseling and support to navigate the criminal justice system must be available to the accused as well as to victims; the accused are innocent until proven …

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June 22, 2020

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Special Meeting of the Commission for Women Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Commission for Women to be held Monday, June 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 (Sunday, June 21, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the June 22, 2020 Commission for Women Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-2597 or april.shaw@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Sunday, June 21, 2020 (the day before the scheduled meeting). 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 april.shaw@austintexas.gov by Noon on Sunday, June 21, 2020, the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to 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 CITY OF AUSTIN COMMISSION FOR WOMEN SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Monday, June 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING AGENDA CALL TO ORDER 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES meeting on April 17, 2020. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women special called a. Discussion and possible action regarding the following working groups: 1. Economic equity 2. Sexual assault, violence prevention, and survivor experience 3. Access to quality and affordable healthcare 4. Women’s Hall of Fame b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion Committee. c. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation for the City of Austin d. Discussion and possible action regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on FY2021 budget. Austin’s women and girls. 3. NEW BUSINESS anti-racism. a. Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation to the City Council on 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT …

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June 22, 2020

20200622-03A1: Race and Gender Equity original pdf

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

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20200622-03A2: Equity in Renaming original pdf

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN RECOMMENDATION 20200622-03A2 Date: June 22, 2020 Subject: Equity in Renaming Motioned By: Sarah Tober Seconded By: Tanya Athar-Jogee Recommendation to Council WHEREAS, the Commission for Women (“Commission”) of the City of Austin (“City”) serves as an advisory body to the City Council (“Council”) and City Manager concerning the needs and problems of women in the Austin area and shall recommend programs designed to alleviate any inequities that may confront women in social, economic and vocational pursuits; and WHEREAS, on March 23, 2017 the Council passed Resolution No. 20170323-054 (“Resolution”), calling upon the Commission to offer recommendations concerning disparities in Austin between streets named after men and those names after women, and appropriate measures to eliminate those disparities; and WHEREAS, the commission thrice responded to the Resolution on August 31, 2017 with Recommendation 20170831-002A: Renaming of Robert E. Lee Road (“First Recommendation”); on October 11, 2017 with Recommendation 20171011-05B: Equity in Naming of Public Symbols (“Second Recommendation”); and on August 24, 2018 with Recommendation 20180824-03b: Renaming of Streets (“Third Recommendation”), identifying streets and other City assets named for Confederate soldiers and ideals, segregationists, racists and asked the City to review and rename these assets; and WHEREAS, the City’s Equity Office also provided the City in 2018 with a list of assets to be renamed, in accordance with the Confederates Monuments Resolution No. 20171005-031 (“Report”) with one asset (Metz Recreation Center) from the Report currently in the process of being renamed; and WHEREAS, there is precedence for renaming assets, including changing the name of the Congress Avenue Bridge to the Ann Richards Bridge in 2006 to honor former governor Ann Richards; and changing Town Lake to Lady Bird Lake in 2007 to honor former first lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Taylor Johnson; Changing Robert E. Lee Road to honor former U.S. treasurer Azie Taylor Morton; and changing Jeff David Avenue to honor former Travis County Commissioner William Holland; and 1 WHEREAS, the City of Austin should not continue to honor Confederate soldiers and ideals, segregationists, and racists; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Commission recommends renaming: 1. The assets identified as a priority in the Report, including Littlefield Street, Tom Green Street, Sneed Cove, Reagan Hill Drive, Dixie Drive, Confederate Avenue and Plantation Road; Fort Sumter Road and 2. The following neighboring streets in District 5: a. Hood Circle (Confederate General John Bell Hood) b. Beauregard Circle (Confederate General Pierre …

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June 22, 2020

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES Monday, June 22, 2020 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Monday, June 22, 2020 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a special called meeting on Monday, June 22, 2020 via videoconference. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 10:06 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Tanya Athar-Jogee Juliana Gonzales Amanda Lewis Julia Cuba Lewis Sarah Tober Commissioners Absent: Neva Fernandez Dyana Limon-Mercado Vacant: District 2 District 3 Staff in Attendance: April Shaw, Human Resources Department 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women special called meeting on April 17, 2020. The minutes from the special called meeting on April 17, 2020 were approved on Commissioner Tober’s motion, Vice Chair Bope’s second on a vote of 6-0, with Commissioner Athar-Jogee off the dais and Commissioners Fernandez and Limon- Mercado absent. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding the following working groups: Monday, June 22, 2020 ii. Sexual assault, violence prevention, and survivor experience i. Economic equity Discussion was held. No action was taken. Discussion was held. No action was taken. iii. Access to quality and affordable healthcare Discussion was held. No action was taken. iv. Women’s Hall of Fame Discussion was held. No action was taken. Committee. Discussion was held. No action was taken. FY2021 budget. 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 d. Discussion and possible action regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Austin’s women and girls. Discussion was held. No action was taken. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation to the City Council on anti-racism. Discussion was held. Commission for Women Recommendation No. 20200622-03A1 regarding race and gender equity was made on Commissioner Lewis’ motion, Vice Chair Bope’s second on a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Cuba Lewis off the dais and Commissioners Fernandez and Limon-Mercado absent. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES Monday, June 22, 2020 Commission for Women Recommendation No. 20200622-03A2 regarding equity in renaming made on Commissioner Tober’s motion, Commissioner Athar-Jogee’s second, on a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Cuba Lewis off the dais and Commissioners Fernandez and Limon-Mercado absent. 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS None. ADJOURNMENT Chair Austen adjourned …

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April 17, 2020

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Special Meeting of the Commission for Women Friday, April 17, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. Commission for Women to be held April 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 (Thursday, April 16, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the April 17, 2020 Commission for Women Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-2597 or april.shaw@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Thursday, April 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 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 april.shaw@austintexas.gov by noon, Thursday, April 16, 2020. This information will be provided to Commission members in advance of the meeting. •Residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live CITY OF AUSTIN COMMISSION FOR WOMEN SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Friday, April 17, 2020, 1:00 p.m. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live AGENDA CALL TO ORDER 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women regular meeting b. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women special called on February 5, 2020. meeting on February 5, 2020. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding the following working groups: 1. Economic equity 2. Sexual assault, violence prevention, and survivor experience 3. Access to quality and affordable healthcare 4. Women’s Hall of Fame b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion Committee. c. Discussion and possible action regarding the commission charter for 2020. d. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation for the City of Austin a. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of a new Chair of the b. Discussion and possible action regarding the election of a new Vice-Chair of the c. Discussion and possible action …

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20200417-03C: COVID-19 Responses for Women and Girls original pdf

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN RECOMMENDATION 20200417-03C Date: April 17, 2020 Subject: COVID-19 Responses for Women and Girls Motioned By: Chair Rebecca Austen Seconded By: Sarah Tober • • Recommendation to Council WHEREAS, the Commission for Women (“Commission”) of the City of Austin (“City”) serves as an advisory body to the City Council (“Council”) and City Manager concerning the needs and problems of women in the Austin area and shall recommend programs designed to alleviate any inequities that may confront women in social, economic and vocational pursuits; and WHEREAS, the City has been responsive to the needs of the community regarding the COVID- 19 pandemic, and Council passed Resolution No. 20200326-091 on March 26, 2020 to provide programs and resources to address the impact of the pandemic; and WHEREAS, the effects of the pandemic have amplified adverse impacts on women and girls due to shelter-in-place, job losses, school closures and other circumstances, including: Increased health and safety risks for women and children experiencing abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, sex trafficking and homelessness, with heightened risks for women and children of color, LGBTQ+, disabled, immigrant/refugee status, and foster care or runaway youth; abusers may become more predatory and violent as they experience economic pressures, isolation and stress; many organizations have reduced or eliminated services, resulting in fewer options for victims; in-person visits by advocates have been restricted or suspended, and virtual contact may not be safe or practical; victims are reluctant to contact law enforcement or medical providers for issues unrelated to COVID-19; Increased caregiving responsibilities due to closures of childcare facilities and schools, which disproportionately fall to women; the need for skills, equipment, internet access and time to teach children, often while working; caregiving for elderly, sick or disabled family members who are more vulnerable due to COVID-19; • Loss of income and benefits due to pay cuts, layoffs and business closures, with greater impact for single mothers who are the sole providers for families (concentrated in lower 1 income and communities of color), and for women-owned businesses whose reduction or closure impacts employees and those who use the businesses’ products or services; • Increased physical and mental health risks for women and children as medical providers place priority on the needs of COVID patients; higher anxiety and depression due to isolation, stress, loss of income and caregiving burdens; gaps in ongoing care including contraception, well-woman exams, OBGYN, breastfeeding support, pediatric visits …

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES FRIDAY, April 17, 2020 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING FRIDAY, April 17, 2020 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a regular meeting on Friday, April 17, 2020 via videoconference. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 1:04 p.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Tanya Athar-Jogee Neva Fernandez Amanda Lewis Julia Cuba Lewis Dyana Limon-Mercado Sarah Tober Commissioners Absent: Juliana Gonzales Vacant: District 2 District 3 Staff in Attendance: April Shaw, Human Resources Department 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women regular meeting on February 5, 2020. The minutes from the regular meeting on February 5, 2020 were approved on Chair Austen’s motion, Vice Chair Bope’s second on a vote of 5-0-1, with Commissioner Tober abstaining and Commissioners Athar-Jogee and Limon-Mercado off the dais. Commissioner Gonzales was absent. FRIDAY, April 17, 2020 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES meeting on February 5, 2020. b. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women special called The minutes from the special called meeting on February 5, 2020 were approved on Chair Austen’s motion, Vice Chair Bope’s second on a vote of 5-0-1, with Commissioner Tober abstaining and Commissioners Athar-Jogee and Limon-Mercado off the dais. Commissioner Gonzales was absent. 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding the following working groups: ii. Sexual assault, violence prevention, and survivor experience i. Economic equity Discussion was held. No action was taken. Discussion was held. No action was taken. iii. Access to quality and affordable healthcare Discussion was held. No action was taken. iv. Women’s Hall of Fame Discussion was held. No action was taken. Committee. 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 commission charter for 2020. Discussion was held. The motion to amend the commission charter to include those who self-identify as women was made by Chair Austen, seconded by Vice Chair Bope, was approved on a 7-0 vote with Commissioner Athar-Jogee off the dais. Commissioner Gonzales was absent. d. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation for the City of Austin FY2021 budget. Discussion was held. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES FRIDAY, April 17, 2020 The motion to authorize Chair Austen’s online budget submittal, and to make a recommendation to the City Council …

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CITY OF AUSTIN COMMISSION FOR WOMEN REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:00 p.m. City Hall Boards and Commissions Room 301 W. Second Street Austin, Texas 78701 AGENDA CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. OLD BUSINESS a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Austin Commission for Women regular b. Consider approval of the minutes from the Austin Commission for Women special meeting on February 5, 2020. called meeting on February 5, 2020. a. Discussion and possible action regarding the following working groups: 1. Economic equity 2. Sexual assault, violence prevention, and survivor experience 3. Access to quality and affordable healthcare 4. Women’s Hall of Fame b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion Committee. c. Discussion and possible action regarding the commission charter for 2020. d. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation for the City of Austin FY2021 budget. 3. BRIEFINGS a. Presentation from the CAN Network by Jelina Tunstill and Carlos Soto regarding the CAN Network dashboard. b. Presentation from the Office of Police Oversight by Cristina Tangredi regarding the Analysis of Austin Police Department Racial Profiling Data. c. Presentation from Lifeworks by Danielle Owens regarding youth homelessness and mental health. 4. NEW BUSINESS dashboard. a. Discussion and possible action on the presentation regarding the CAN Network b. Discussion and possible action on the presentation from the Office of Police Oversight regarding an Analysis of Austin Police Department Racial Profiling Data. c. Discussion and possible action on the presentation from Lifeworks regarding youth homelessness and mental health. 5. 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 call April Shaw of the Human Resources Department at 512-974-2597, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Commission for Women, please contact April Shaw at 512-974-2597.

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Item 1a - Draft Meeting Minutes 2/5/20 original pdf

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES WEDNESDAY, February 5, 2020 REGULAR MEETING WEDNESDAY, February 5, 2020 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a regular meeting on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, in Austin, Texas. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 12:11 p.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Neva Fernandez Amanda Lewis Julia Cuba Lewis Dyana Limon-Mercado Commissioners Absent: Tanya Athar-Jogee Juliana Gonzales Sarah Tober Vacant: District 2 District 3 Staff in Attendance: April Shaw, Human Resources Department CITIZEN COMMUNICATION Maya Guevara, Office of Police Oversight, addressed the Commission regarding the APD Racial Profiling data. She invited the Commission to attend an event on Race and Policing in Austin on February 22, 2020 at the north Austin YMCA. She also introduced the new Community Police Review Commission. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes from the regular meeting of January 8, 2020 were approved on Vice Chair Bope’s motion, Commissioner Fernandez’ second on a vote of 6-0. Commissioners Athar- Jogee, Gonzalez, and Tober were absent. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES 2. OLD BUSINESS WEDNESDAY, February 5, 2020 a. Discussion and possible action regarding the following working groups: ii. Sexual assault, violence prevention, and survivor experience i. Economic equity Discussion was held. No action was taken. Discussion was held. No action was taken. iii. Access to quality and affordable healthcare Discussion was held. No action was taken. iv. Women’s Hall of Fame Discussion was held. The plan to proceed with August 19, 2020 as the date for the event, provided the Commission receives authorization to fund raise and sell tickets by the end of February 2020, was approved on Chair Austen’s motion, Vice-Chair Bope’s second, on a vote of 6-0. Commissioners Athar-Jogee, Gonzalez, and Tober were absent. b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion c. Updates, discussion, and possible action regarding adult entertainment club Committee. Discussion was held. No action was taken. promotional wording. Discussion was held. No action was taken. d. Discussion and possible action regarding the commission charter for 2020. Discussion was held. The Commission Charter for 2020 was approved on Chair Austen’s motion, Vice-Chair Bope’s second, on a vote of 6-0. Commissioners Athar-Jogee, Gonzalez, and Tober were absent. e. Discussion and possible action regarding the recommendation for the City of Austin FY2021 budget. WEDNESDAY, February 5, 2020 COMMISSION …

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Item 1b - Draft Forum Minutes 2/5/20 original pdf

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES WEDNESDAY, February 5, 2020 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING WEDNESDAY, February 5, 2020 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a special called meeting on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 6:10 p.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Neva Fernandez Amanda Lewis Julia Cuba Lewis Dyana Limon-Mercado Commissioners Absent: Tanya Athar-Jogee Juliana Gonzales Sarah Tober Vacant: District 2 District 3 Staff in Attendance: April Shaw, Human Resources Department Rebecca Kennedy, Human Resources Department Ed Van Eenoo, Budget Office CITIZEN COMMUNICATION No general citizen communication. 1. COMMUNITY FORUM Discussion was held regarding the FY 2020-2021 City of Austin budget. Ed Van Eenoo, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, made a presentation to the Commission and citizens in attendance. The community addressed the Commission regarding the FY 2020-2021 budget. The Commission took no action on this item. ADJOURNMENT Chair Austen adjourned the meeting at 7:39 p.m. without objection.

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Item 3a - CAN Presentation original pdf

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CAN DASHBOARD Presentation to City of Austin Commission For Women March 4, 2020 CAN PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS A COMMON VISION FOR OUR COMMUNITY CAN works to ensure that our richly diverse community will be healthy, safe, educated, just and compassionate. The CAN Dashboard, councils, planning teams, work groups, research and initiatives are intended to create a community where: • We are Safe, Just & Engaged • Our Basic Needs are Met • We are Healthy • We Achieve Our Full Potential DEMOGRAPHICS • No majority • 49% White • 34% Hispanic • 8% Black • 7% Asian • Older population is 69% White • 47% of children are Hispanic Source: American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates DEMOGRAPHICS • The Austin MSA exceeded 2 million for the first time in 2015. • Travis County accounts for 1.2 million. • About 27% of all people in the five- county MSA are “low-income” • $50,000 for a family of four with two adults • $39,500 for a family with two children and one adult. • 30% to 50% of all people in medium blue areas earn less than this amount • More than half of all people in darkest blue areas earn less than this amount DEMOGRAPHICS Low-income Low-income 2010 2017 % change Williamson 101,694 94,323 -7% Travis Hays 375,147 322,663 -14% 46,256 57,340 24% Bastrop 28,850 22,929 -20% Source: American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates • Between 2010 and 2017, the low- income population decreased in the overall Austin MSA • Bastrop, Travis, and Williamson counties experienced a decrease in the number of low-income residents • In Hays County, the number of low- income residents increased by 24% • Comparable data was unavailable for Caldwell County WE ARE SAFE, JUST & ENGAGED HIGHLIGHTS CHALLENGES Travis County Crime Declined 27% From 2013 to 2017 Travis County Voter Turnout Increased 80% From 2014 to 2018 African-American adults are 2.8 times as likely To be booked into jail than White adults WE ACHIEVE OUR FULL POTENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS CHALLENGES In 2017, the Travis County Unemployment Rate was 2.8 % (It was 7% in 2010) In 2016, the High School Graduation Rate exceeded 90 % for the first time The Unemployment Rate for African-Americans was 80% higher than it was for Whites 53% of Central Texas students earn a degree in 6 years, compared to 34% of African-American students & 41% of Hispanic students WE ARE HEALTHY HIGHLIGHTS CHALLENGES The …

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Item 3b - Office of Police Oversight Presentation original pdf

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Commission for Women Staff Briefing on the Analysis of APD Racial Profiling Data Cristina Tangredi- Program Specialist, Office of Police Oversight March 4, 2020 Website: ATXPoliceOversight.org Phone: (512) 972-2OPO or (512) 972-2676 ATXPoliceOversight ATX_OPO Joint Report: Analysis of APD’s Racial Profiling Data Report Overview • Joint report between the Office of Police Oversight, The Office of Innovation, and the Equity Office released to the public on January 30, 2020 • The report examines APD motor vehicle stop data from 2015-2018, looking closely at the race and ethnicities of people pulled over • SD 23 - Fair Administration of Justice Racial Disparity 2018 ― Black/African Americans are the most overrepresented group in motor vehicle stops, making up 15% of stops, 25% of arrests resulting from stops, but only 8% of Austin’s adult population ― Hispanic/ Latinos make up 33% of motor vehicle stops, 43% of arrests resulting from stops, but make up 31% of Austin’s adult population Table 1: Disproportionality by race/ethnicity of all motor vehicle stops Chart 1: Disproportionality by race/ethnicity of all motor vehicle stops trend (2015-2018 Motor Vehicle Stops by Race/Ethnicity versus 2010 City of Austin Voting Age Population) APD Race Known Analysis ―Data from 2015-2018 shows that Black/African Americans are disproportionately overrepresented in cases when their race is known by officers before the stop compared to cases when their race is not known before the stop. Table 3: Racial Disparities between High and Low Discretion Searches (2018 APD Proportions of High Versus Low Discretion Searches by Race for Field Observations, Warnings, Arrests, and Citations (percentage and raw numbers) Key Findings ― Commuting habits cannot explain the disproportional representation of Black/African Americans in motor vehicle stops. • Commuting habits are similar across race ― The share of Black/African Americans is lower in the metro region than in Austin • The share of the metro region population does not explain the overrepresentation in APD’s motor vehicle stops Key Findings Looking Forward The report outlines a list of recommendations for APD where disparities exist:  A call for APD to acknowledge the existence and worsening of racial disparities in Austin ― Acknowledge ― Accountability  Eliminate racial disparities by 2023  Implicit bias testing in hiring of APD  Racial equity training for all staff ― Community Feedback and Impact  Community Conversation Series A Community Conversation: Race & Policing in Austin Questions ATX_OPO ATXPoliceOversight

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