Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission - June 12, 2024

Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission Regular Meeting of the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission

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COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING Wednesday – June 12th, 2024 – 6:30PM Permitting and Development Center – Event Center– Room 1405 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Austin, TX 78752 Some members of the BOARD/COMMISSION 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 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, email Dan Martinez at dan.martinez@austintexas.gov. CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Steven Apodaca, Chair Keith Pena-Villa Thomas Rice Maxine Eiland Sumit DasGupta AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Carina Alderete, Vice Chair Brian AM Williams Gabriel Nwajiaku Ibiye Anga The first ten speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will 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 Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission special called meeting on May 8th, 2024. DISCUSSION ITEMS 2. “New Goodwill T.E.C.H. program initiative for community device distribution” Presentation by Goodwill Central Texas (Linsey McQuistion, Manager of Career Services, Goodwill Central Texas” DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 3. Drafting and review of 2023 CTTC Annual Report 4. Commissioner assignment and approval of digital communications enhancements for City of Austin Commissions working group 5. Drafting and approval of 2025 Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission work plan 6. Commission review and approval of proposed Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission bylaw revisions and additions 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 Dan Martinez at the Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs Department in the Financial Services Department, at dan.martinez@austintexas.gov for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission, please contact Dan Martinez at dan.martinez@austintexas.gov

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Item 6: Commission review and approval of proposed CTTC bylaws revisions and additions original pdf

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3/9/2022 BYLAWS OF THE COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ARTICLE 1. NAME. The name of the board is the COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION. ARTICLE 2. PURPOSE AND DUTIES. The purpose of the board is to advise the city council on regarding issues that include: community technology; telecommunications services; new sources of funding for access television projects; new sources of funding for community technology projects; allocation of annual financial support; the evaluation of the performance of access television contractors and other community technology contractors, including development of criteria to be used for evaluations; and information and communications technology facilities and services that are operated by the City for public use, including the City web site, Internet services and open government technology. digital equity issues broadband development topic areas (10) digital literacy topic areas (11) internet affordability and accessibility The Commission shall conduct public hearings regarding issues that include: the performance of access television contractors, and other community technology contractors; and the identification of community cable, telecommunications, internet and other technology needs. The Commission shall promote access to telecommunications services and community technologies by methods including: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (1) (2) (1) (2) public awareness, use, and viewership of access television programming and other community media; identifying community technology needs and problems in the City and defining innovative programming approaches to those needs and problems; and public awareness of telecommunications policy and community technology issues. Appoint commission members to serve as voting review panel members as needed. (4) Advise staff on the final allocation of GTOPs awards The Commission shall serve as a coordinating forum for issues relating to the provision of every different type of telecommunications services and community technologies, by receiving reports and recommendations from other City boards and commissions and from City departments, and forwarding these to the city council. The commission does not possess any sovereign authority regarding any cable television or cable related telecommunications issue, and the commission serves in an advisory capacity only. ARTICLE 3. MEMBERSHIP. (A) The board is composed of eleven members appointed by the city council (B) A member serves at the pleasure of the city council. (C) Board members serve for a term of four years beginning March 1st on the year of appointment. action of the board. (D) An individual board member may not act in an official capacity except through the (E) A …

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Item 6: Final Version - Proposed Bylaws Edits original pdf

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(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) BYLAWS OF THE COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ARTICLE 1. NAME. The name of the board is the COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION. ARTICLE 2. PURPOSE AND DUTIES. The purpose of the board is to advise the city council on regarding issues that include: community technology; telecommunications services; new sources of funding for access television projects; new sources of funding for community technology projects; allocation of annual financial support; digital equity issues; broadband development and access; digital skills; internet affordability and accessibility; the evaluation of the performance of access television contractors and other community technology contractors, including development of criteria to be used for evaluations; and information and communications technology facilities and services that are operated by the City for public use, including the City website, internet services and open government technology. The Commission shall conduct public hearings regarding issues that include: (1) The performance of access television contractors, and other community technology contractors. ; and (2) The identification of community cable, telecommunications, internet, broadband access, device and other technology needs and resources. (3) Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies. The Commission shall promote access to telecommunications services, community technologies, and the internet by methods including: (1) Promoting public awareness, use, and viewership of access television programming and other community media; (2) Identifying community technology needs and problems in the City and defining innovative programming approaches to those needs and problems enabling / enhancing public awareness of telecommunications policy and community technology issues. public awareness of telecommunications policy and community technology issues. (3) Collecting community input via open sessions, as and when needed, to address topics relevant to this commission. The Commission shall support the Grant for Technology Opportunities (GTOPs) in the following ways: (1) Advise city staff on the selection and approval of volunteer grant review panelists to evaluate and score GTOPs applications. (2) Appoint commission members to serve as non-voting chairs (ex-officio chair) of grant review panels as needed to provide guidance and leadership to review panelists and to support the process of GTOPs protests. (3) Appoint commission members to serve as voting review panel members as needed. (4) Advise staff on the final allocation of GTOPs awards The Commission shall serve as a coordinating forum for issues relating to the provision of every different type of telecommunications services and community technologies, by receiving reports and recommendations …

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