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Jan. 8, 2021

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Versión en español a continuación. Commission for Women Meeting Friday, January 8, 2021 Commission for Women be held Friday, January 8, 2021 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (Thursday, January 7, 2021 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the January 8, 2021 Commission for Women Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-2597 or april.shaw@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The following information is required: speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). •Once a request to speak has been made to the board liaison, the information to call on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start time in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to april.shaw@austintexas.gov by noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If the meeting is broadcast live, it may be viewed here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del Commission for Women Viernes, Enero 8, 2021 a 9:00 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 (Jueves, Enero 7, 2021 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en (512) 974-2597 or april.shaw@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). Se requiere la siguiente información: nombre del orador, número (s) de artículo sobre el que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutral, dirección de correo electrónico (opcional) y un número de teléfono (debe ser el número que se utilizará para llamar ). …

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Item 1a - 2020.12.02 Draft Minutes original pdf

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, December 2, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, December 2, 2020 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a regular meeting on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 via videoconference. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 9:03 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Tanya Athar-Jogee Julia Cuba Lewis Neva Fernandez Juliana Gonzales Amanda Lewis Dyana Limon-Mercado Sarah Tober Commissioners Absent: None Vacant: District 2 Staff in Attendance: Matthew Chustz, Human Resources Department Rebecca Kennedy, Human Resources Department 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Consider approval of the minutes from the Commission for Women regular meeting on November 6, 2020. The minutes from the regular meeting on November 6, 2020 were approved on Commissioner Gonzales’s motion, Chair Austen’s second on a vote of 8-0, with Commissioner Bope off the dais. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES 2. OLD BUSINESS Wednesday, December 2, 2020 a. Discussion and possible action regarding updated from the following working ii. Sexual assault, violence prevention, and survivor experience b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion groups: 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. Austin’s women and girls. Discussion was held. No action was taken. anti-racism. Discussion was held. No action was taken. 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 3. BRIEFINGS a. Presentation from the Intergovernmental Affairs Office by Brie Franco regarding the 87th State of Texas Legislative Session. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Brie Franco provided a presentation to the Commission regarding the 87th State of Texas Legislative Session. a. Discussion and possible action regarding the 87th State of Texas Legislative Session. b. Discussion and possible action regarding Commission for Women Working Groups. 4. NEW BUSINESS Discussion was held. No action was taken. Discussion was held. No action was taken. Discussion was held. No action was taken. meetings. This item was postponed. …

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Item 2f - Draft Working Group Membership original pdf

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Commission for Women Working Group Membership Draft 2021 Safety Health *confirm Homelessness Rebecca Austen Flannery Bope* Sarah Tober Neva Fernandez Juliana Gonzales Amanda Lewis* Sarah Tober (or Health) Tanya Athar-Jogee* Flannery Bope* Juliana Gonzales Tanya Athar-Jogee* Julia Cuba Lewis Sarah Tober Recognition of Equity for Women and Girls Add new commissioners: Diana Melendez (D3), TBD (D2), TBD (D5 – replace Dyana) Commission for Women Working Group Membership Updated February 2020 Sexual Assault, Violence Prevention, Survivor Experience Access to Quality and Affordable Healthcare Economic Equity Rebecca Austen Flannery Bope Neva Fernandez Amanda Lewis Neva Fernandez Juliana Gonzales Amanda Lewis Sarah Tober Tanya Athar-Jogee Flannery Bope Juliana Gonzales Women’s Hall of Fame Tanya Athar-Jogee Julia Cuba Lewis Dyana Limon-Mercado Sarah Tober

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Item 2g - 2021 Commission Charter original pdf

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City of Austin Commission for Women 2021 Charter • Austin will be the most equitable city in the nation for women and girls Vision Mission Definition Values • The Commission for Women serves as an advisory body that advocates for and inspires 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. • 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 Quality of Life Issues and Priorities for Women and Girls • Economic equity, including access to opportunity, workplace equity, affordability, housing and homelessness, childcare, and non-discrimination (e.g., CEDAW) • Safety, including sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, violence prevention, public safety and policing reform, victim services, and survivor experience • Health, including mental and physical well-being, access to quality and affordable healthcare, menstrual equity, maternal mortality, reproductive and sexual health, and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic • Gender and race equity, including the intersection of disparities across race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation These issues are a priority for the Commission for Women, and they define our work through 2023. We will measure our success on these issues and use them as benchmarks for the quality of life of women and girls. We will collaborate with city departments, community organizations, the Equity Office, and other Commissions (via the Joint Inclusion Committee), particularly regarding issues that affect women and girls of color. We will monitor key City of Austin leadership positions to ensure candidates make these issues a priority. We will champion these issues through recommendations, aligned working groups, budget planning, and recognition of those who advance equity for women and girls. Page 1 City of Austin Commission for Women 2021 Charter 2021 Working Groups & Goals Working Groups 2021 Goals Homelessness Research and recommend actions to address women and children with housing vulnerabilities or experiencing homelessness. Analyze the intersection of homelessness with safety and mental health, including shelter and housing for women …

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Dec. 2, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the Commission for Women Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Commission for Women to be held Wednesday, December 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, December 1, 2020 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Commission for Women Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at Matthew.Chustz@austintexas.gov or (512) 974-2859 no later than noon, (the day before the 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 Matthew.Chustz@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del Commission for Women Miércoles, Diciembre 2, 2020 a 9:00 a.m. folletos 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 (Martes, Diciembre 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 miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en Matthew.Chustz@austintexas.gov or (512) 974-2859 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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Dec. 2, 2020

Item 1a - 11062020 Draft Minutes original pdf

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES Friday, November 6, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Friday, November 6, 2020 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a regular meeting on Friday, November 6, 2020 via videoconference. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 8:37 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Tanya Athar-Jogee Julia Cuba Lewis Neva Fernandez Juliana Gonzales Amanda Lewis Dyana Limon-Mercado Sarah Tober Commissioners Absent: None 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 October 7, 2020. The minutes from the regular meeting on October 7, 2020 were approved on Vice Chair Bope’s motion, Chair Austen’s second on a vote of 6-0, with Commissioners Lewis, Limon-Mercado, and Tober off the dais. Friday, November 6, 2020 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES 2. OLD BUSINESS groups: i. Economic equity a. Discussion and possible action regarding updated from the following working Discussion was held. No action was taken. ii. Sexual assault, violence prevention, and survivor experience b. Discussion and possible action regarding updates from the Joint Inclusion 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. Austin’s women and girls. Discussion was held. No action was taken. anti-racism. Discussion was held. No action was taken. 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 3. BRIEFINGS mental health. a. Presentation from Lifeworks by Danielle Owens regarding youth homelessness and COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES Friday, November 6, 2020 Danielle Owens, Lifeworks, provided a presentation to the Commission regarding youth Homelessness and mental health. b. Presentation from the Office of Police Oversight by Cristina Tangredi regarding the Analysis of Austin Police Department Racial Profiling Data. Cristina Tangredi, Office of Police Oversight, provided a presentation to the Commission regarding the Analysis of Austin Police Department Racial Profiling Data. 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and possible action regarding youth homelessness and mental health. b. …

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Dec. 2, 2020

Item 3a - Staff Briefing IGRO - 87th Legislative Agenda - CFW original pdf

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87TH STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA Intergovernmental Relations Office – Brie L. Franco, Officer TEXAS LEGISLATURE INCREASINGLY FOCUSED ON CITIES Total Bills Introduced Total Bills Passed City-Related bills introduced City-Related bills passed Year 76th-1999 77th-2001 78th-2003 79th-2005 80th-2007 81st-2009 82nd-2011 83rd-2013 84th-2015 85th – 2017 5,813 5,612 5,633 5,512 6,241 7,464 5,938 5,950 6,476 6,800 1,622 1,601 1,384 1,389 1,481 1,459 1,379 1,437 1,329 1,208 1,230+ 1,200+ 1,200+ 1,200+ 1,200+ 1,500+ 1,500+ 1,900+ 1,900+ 2,500+ 86th – 2019 7,324 1,429 2,300+ 130+ 150+ 110+ 105+ 120+ 120+ 160+ 220+ 220+ 294 338 • 54 % more City- related bills were passed between 2015 and 2019 • 182 % more City – related bills were passed between 2009 and 2019 12/1/2020 87th Legislative Agenda 2 LEGISLATIVE SESSION: IGRO ROLE In the 86th session • 3,970 Bills/JR’s were filed in last 10 business days before filing deadline, March 8th. (54%). • 7,324 bills read and analyzed by IGRO. • Over 2,500 bills were determined by IGRO to affect cities. • 1,296 Bills/JR’s required analysis/action by departments and IGRO. 12/1/2020 87th Legislative Agenda 3 TREND: ANTI-CITY TONE: STATE LEADERSHIP "I think a broad-based law by the state of Texas that says across the board, the state is going to pre-empt local regulations, is a superior approach“ –Governor Greg Abbott 1 "Our cities are still controlled by Democrats…and where do we have all our problems in America? …in our cities that are mostly controlled by Democrat mayors and Democrat city council… That's where you see street crime.“ -Lt. Governor Dan Patrick 2 1: “Abbott wants "broad-based law" that pre-empts local regulations” Texas Tribune, March 21, 2017 2: “Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames city governments for "all our problems in America" Texas Tribune, AUG. 4, 2017 ISSUES THAT WILL INFLUENCE THE 87TH SESSION TREND: TONE Politically Charged, Overarching Issues Influencing the 87th session • Electing a new Speaker: Rep. Dade Phelan? • Redistricting (Special Session)? • School Finance & Budget • COVID-19 12/1/2020 87th Legislative Agenda 5 87TH AGENDA: LEGISLATURE’S CITY-RELATED PRIORITY ISSUES Super Preemption Police Reform Preemption COVID Preemption Employees’ Rights & Benefits Zoning / Short- Term Rentals No City Lobbying Austin Energy & Austin Water Revenue Caps Part II Annexation Part II: ETJ Regulation 12/1/2020 87th Legislative Agenda 6 DEVELOPING THE CITY’S LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: IGRO PROCESS: WHAT DRIVES THE AGENDA CONTENT? Council: Resolutions & Priority Themes Department Reviews and Input Community Input: Boards & Commissions …

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Item 4b and 4c - Commission For Women 2021 Charter original pdf

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City of Austin Commission for Women 2021 Charter • Austin will be the most equitable city in the nation for women and girls Vision Mission Values • The Commission for Women serves as an advisory body that advocates for and inspires 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. • 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 Quality of Life Issues for Women and Girls • Economic equity, including access to opportunity, workplace equity, affordability, housing and homelessness, childcare, and non-discrimination (e.g., CEDAW) • Safety, including sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, violence prevention, public safety and policing reform, victim services, and survivor experience • Health, including mental and physical well-being, access to quality and affordable healthcare, menstrual equity, maternal mortality, and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic • Gender and race equity, including the intersection of disparities across race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation These issues are a priority for the Commission for Women, and they define our work through 2023. We will measure our success on these issues and use them as benchmarks for the quality of life of women and girls, and those who self-identify as women. We will collaborate with city departments, community organizations, the Equity Office, and other Commissions (via the Joint Inclusion Committee), particularly regarding issues that affect women and girls of color. We will monitor key City of Austin leadership positions to ensure candidates make these issues a priority. We will champion these issues through recommendations, aligned working groups, and annual budget planning. Page 1 City of Austin Commission for Women 2021 Charter 2021 Working Groups & Goals Working Groups 2021 Goals Homelessness & Mental Health Research and recommend actions to address women and children with housing vulnerabilities or experiencing homelessness. Analyze the intersection of homelessness with mental health; recommend actions to address mental health issues for women and children experiencing homelessness. Represent the needs of women and girls with the Reimagining Public Safety task force. Ensure that Public Safety leadership, resources, budgets, policies and practices …

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Nov. 6, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Called Meeting of the Commission for Women Friday, November 6, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Commission for Women to be held Friday, November 6, 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, November 5, 2020 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Commission for Women Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at april.shaw@austintexas.gov or (512) 974-2597 no later than noon, (the day before the 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 the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del Commission for Women Viernes, Noviembre 6, 2020 a 8:30 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 (Jueves, Noviembre 5, 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en april.shaw@austintexas.gov or (512) 974-2597 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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Item 1a - 100720 DRAFT Minutes original pdf

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, October 7, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, October 7, 2020 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a regular meeting on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 via videoconference. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 8:41 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Neva Fernandez Juliana Gonzales Tanya Athar-Jogee Amanda Lewis Dyana Limon-Mercado Sarah Tober Commissioners Absent: Julia Cuba Lewis 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 September 2, 2020. The minutes from the regular meeting on September 2, 2020 were approved on Commissioner Gonzales’ motion, Chair Austen’s second on a vote of 8-0, with Commissioners Cuba Lewis absent. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES 2. OLD BUSINESS Wednesday, October 7, 2020 a. Discussion and possible action regarding updated from the following working ii. Sexual assault, violence prevention, and survivor experience groups: 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. Austin’s women and girls. Discussion was held. No action was taken. anti-racism. 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 e. Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation to the City Council on 3. BRIEFINGS Texas Legislative Session. a. Presentation from the Intergovernmental Affairs Office regarding the 87th State of Wednesday, October 7, 2020 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES This item was postponed. Plan Revision 2020. 4. NEW BUSINESS This item was postponed. 2020. b. Presentation from the Office of Sustainability regarding the Community Climate Zach Baumer, Office of Sustainability, provided a presentation to the Commission regarding the Community Climate Plan Revision 2020. a. Discussion and possible action regarding the 87th State of Texas Legislative Session. b. Discussion and possible action regarding the Community Climate Plan Revision Discussion was held. No action was taken. 5. FUTURE …

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Item 3b - OPO Analysis of APD Racial Profiling Data original pdf

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Commission for Women November 6, 2020 Website: ATXPoliceOversight.org Phone: (512) 972-2OPO or (512) 972-2676 ATXPoliceOversight ATX_OPO 2018 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 20th, 2020. • The report examines APD motor vehicle stop data from 2015-2018, looking closely at the race and ethnicities of people pulled over. • Data Sources • The data categorizing race and ethnicity was taken from Austin Police Department. • Austin's population data in this report is from the 2010 census. The proportions are based on comparing the APD data to the population data for proportionality. Key Findings In 2018 • Black/African American individuals were overrepresented in motor vehicle stops by 7%, as well as searches, citations, and arrests by 17%, 5%, and 17%, respectively. • Hispanic/ Latino individuals were overrepresented in motor vehicle stop by 2%, as well as searches, citations, and arrests by 13%, 5%, and 12%, respectively. • White individuals were underrepresented in motor vehicle stops by 7%as well as searches, citations, and arrests by 24%, 8%, and 23%, respectively. • Asian individuals were underrepresented in motor vehicle stops by 2%. as well as searches, citations, and arrests by 5%, 3%, and 6%, respectively. Key Findings • Black/African American individuals were the most overrepresented of any demographic and were the only racial group to receive more high discretion searches than low. • Commuting habits cannot explain the disproportional representation of Black/African Americans in motor vehicle stops. • Commuting habits are similar across race • A majority of arrests occurred in East Austin, while a majority of warnings and field observations occurred in the West part of Austin. Key Findings • Racial disparity in stops, searches, citations, arrests, of Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino people has worsened from 2015-2018. 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 • • Racial equity training for all staff Implicit bias testing in hiring of APD • Community Feedback and Impact • Community Conversation Series A Community Conversation: Race & Policing in Austin Racial Profiling Report: Community Forum Context • 56 community members, 20 city staff, and 10 APD officers …

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Item 4d - DRAFT 2021 Schedule original pdf

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2021 Commission for Women Regular Meeting Schedule Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Item 3a Lifeworks Youth Homelessness Presentation original pdf

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Ending Youth Homelessness in Austin / Travis County November 2020 Mission LifeWorks is a fearless advocate for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative problem solving, shared accountability and a relentless focus on achieving real, sustainable and measurable results for the clients we serve. 10 programs: • Diversion • BSS+ Prevention • Street Outreach • Emergency Shelter • PORT (Permanency Through Outreach & Rapid Transitions) • Transitional Living Program • Young Parents Program • Rapid Rehousing • Permanent Supportive Housing • After Care Transition Services (ACTS) 5 programs: • Youth & Adult Counseling • Peer Support Services • Community-Based Counseling • Community-Based Psychiatry • Resolution Counseling 5 programs: • Supported Employment & Education • GED/High School Equivalency Life Skills Training • • Teen Parent Services • Pregnancy Prevention (REAL Talk) LifeWorks Clients Served In 2020 1036 908 Lifeworks overview: clients served in FY2019 3645 1701 *unduplicated; reflects impact of COVID on school-based programs Housing Counseling Education & Workforce Measuring Success Including: Housing Employment Income Education Healthcare Coverage Mobility Mental Health Substance Use Legal Credit Life Skills Community Involvement Network Support Family Relationships Childcare …and 10 more domains DOMAINS OF 24 SELF- SUFFICIENCY Austin’s Campaign t o End Youth Homelessness • Build and sustain a community system that ensures that youth homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring • The system involves deep collaboration with dozens of nonprofit and public organizations with the planning co-led by LifeWorks and ECHO • The system relies on services partnerships between LifeWorks, ECHO, Caritas and SAFE. 6 Key Elements of the System Diversion: Assists youth at imminent risk of homelessness with financial support and wraparound services. Youth remain connected to support systems, stabilize, and maintain current housing or connect to safe and supported housing options. Coordinated Assessment: An evaluation process used to determine the most appropriate housing intervention that best matches the needs of the client. Permanency through Outreach and Rapid Transitions (PORT): Temporary housing for literally homeless youth (18-24). Youth may live in this dormitory-style, 15-bed shelter while they navigate into permanent rapid re-housing apartments. Support Services: Wraparound support to build well-being and increase self-sufficiency. Supports include employment services, community-based counseling, peer support, and client-centered case management. Rapid Re-Housing: Time-limited financial assistance and targeted support services to connect youth experiencing homelessness to permanent housing. 7 Understanding the Data -Targeted Assertive Outreach An effort to determine the housing status of …

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Regular Meeting of the Commission for Women Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Commission for Women to be held Wednesday, October 7, 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, October 6, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the October 7, 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, October 6, 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, October 6, 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, Octubre 7, 2020 a 8:30 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, Octubre 7, 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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Oct. 7, 2020

Revised Agenda original pdf

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Regular Meeting of the Commission for Women Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Commission for Women to be held Wednesday, October 7, 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, October 6, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the October 7, 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, October 6, 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, October 6, 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, Octubre 7, 2020 a 8:30 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 (Martes 6 de Octubre, 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 …

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Oct. 7, 2020

Backup Item 1a - 090220 Draft Minutes original pdf

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COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, September 2, 2020 REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, September 2, 2020 COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MINUTES The Commission for Women convened for a regular meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 via videoconference. Chair Austen called the Commission Meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. Commissioners in Attendance: Rebecca Austen, Chair Flannery Bope, Vice Chair Neva Fernandez Juliana Gonzales Tanya Athar-Jogee Amanda Lewis Sarah Tober Commissioners Absent: Julia Cuba Lewis 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 regular meeting on August 5, 2020. The minutes from the regular meeting on August 5, 2020 were approved on Chair Austen’s motion, Vice Chair Bope’s second on a vote of 7-0, with Commissioners Cuba Lewis and Limon-Mercado absent. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES 2. OLD BUSINESS Wednesday, September 2, 2020 a. Discussion and possible action regarding updated from the following working ii. Sexual assault, violence prevention, and survivor experience groups: 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. Austin’s women and girls. Discussion was held. No action was taken. anti-racism. 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 e. Discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation to the City Council on 3. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS The Commission requested follow up on previously postponed items. COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING MINUTES ADJOURNMENT Chair Austen adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m. without objection. Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Backup Item 3b - Climate Action Plan Presentation original pdf

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2020 Austin Climate Equity Plan September 2020 Thank you for having us ● We’ve been revising the Community Climate Plan ● Draft for Public Comment out now ● Council in October/November ● We’re looking for your: ○ Comments ○ Areas of Interest ○ Pledge of Support 2 2015 Community Climate Plan Adopted by Council in June 2015 Electricity & Natural Gas Transportation & Land Use Materials & Waste Management 135 qualitative actions directed at departments 2017 Travis County Carbon Footprint 12.5 million metric tons carbon dioxide-equivalent Industrial Processes 3 How was this plan created? • 24 City Staff • 120 Community Members (NGO, Govt, Business) • 12 Ambassadors • 4 Equity Trainings • 5 Community Workshops (over 250 attendees) • 14 Steering Committee Meetings • 60+ Advisory Group Meetings • 50+ Interviews by Ambassadors 4 Steering Committee Members Co-Chairs Mayuri Raja, AZAAD, Google Shane Johnson, Sierra Club Katie Coyne, Asakura Robinson Susana Almanza, PODER Joep Meijer, Citizen Jim Walker, Univ. of Texas Rocio Villalobos, Equity Office Drew Nelson, Mitchell Foundation Rodrigo Leal, Navigant Consulting Rene Renteria, Citizen Kaiba White, Public Citizen Lauren Peressini, Sunrise Movement Shawanda Stewart, Huston-Tillotson Univ. Kenneth Thompson, Solar Austin Ben Leibowicz, Univ. of Texas Suzanne Russo, Pecan Street Inc. Pooja Sethi, Sethi Law Darien Clary, AISD Alberta Phillips, Joint Sustainability Committee, ECHO Also: Nakia Winfield, Brandi Clark Burton, Kurt Stogdill 5 Equity & Climate Health Hazards ● ● ● ● ● The Austin 1928 Master Plan divided the city along racial lines,forcibly displacing Blackresidents into specific, undesirable areas. The Tank Farm fuel storage facility, Eastside Landfill, and the Holly Power Plant exposed people of color to toxic pollution in East Austin neighborhoods. Gentrification is taking place in parts of the city where low-income people and people of color have been forced to live, the African-American share of the Austin population declined from 12% in 1990 to 7.7% in 2010. As of 2015, 52% of white Austin residents were homeowners, only 27% of African-American and 32% of Hispanic/Latinx residents owned homes. Cases of COVID-19, hospitalization and mortality rates are disproportionately affecting Latinx and Black communities 6 We are Changing the Earth’s Climate Warming over 2℃ could be catastrophic to life on earth 7 Climate Projections for Austin Low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately affected by climate hazards ● Experience climate shocks on top of existing economic stressors ● Have less resources to bounce back from …

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