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Jan. 15, 2021

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Special Meeting of the Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board January 15, 2021 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board to be held January 15, 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 (January 14, 2021 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the January 15. 2021 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board Meeting, members of the public must:  Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-1260 or edna.staniszewski@austintexas.gov 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 edna.staniszewski@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 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board 15 de Enero de 2021 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 (14 de Enero 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 de or edna.staniszewski@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (14 de Enero 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. 512-974-1260 electrónico correo enlace envíe junta un en la al o • Una vez que se haya llamado …

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Nov. 19, 2020

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Special Meeting of the Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board November 19, 2020 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board to be held November 19, 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 (November 18 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the November 19, 2020 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board Meeting, residents must:  Call or email the board liaison at Edna Staniszewski at 512-974-1260 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 Edna.Staniszewski@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 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board 19 de Noviembre de 2020 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 (18 de Noviembre 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 Edna Staniszewski at 512-974- 1260 or edna.staniszewski@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 …

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Nov. 19, 2020

20201119-1a: Recommendation for Relocation of Downtown Austin Community Court original pdf

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BOARD/COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board Recommendation Number: 20201119-1a Recommendation for Relocation of Downtown Austin Community Court WHEREAS, the purpose of the Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) is to collaboratively address the quality of life issues of all residents in the downtown Austin community through swift creating sentencing on public orders citations, creative sentencing of public order offenders. The Court seeks to hold people responsible while also offering help to change behavior; and WHEREAS, the DACC Case Management team aims to end homelessness by providing comprehensive, long term services to individuals experiencing homelessness; and WHEREAS, DACC services are meaningful alternatives and operate in a less adversarial environment than a more traditional court; and WHEREAS, the DACC is an integral part of the continuum of care provided by an array of local non- profits, and substance abuse and mental health providers and provides much-needed services to individuals experiencing homelessness through stakeholder referrals, HOST referrals, judicial referrals, and peer referrals; and WHEREAS, homelessness is identified as a strategic outcome indicator in Austin’s strategic direction, and was identified by City Council the top priority for the city strategic plan; and WHEREAS, On February 15,2018, Austin City Council endorsed Resolution 20180215-048 regarding the relocation of DACC, and requested staff identify options for the relocation of the Downtown Austin Community Court; and WHEREAS, the location currently recommended is a new facility to be leased at 1719 E2nd street; and WHEREAS, the DACC must be located on or near a transit line, within the geographic boundaries specified by City Code Section 2-10-32(A), include parking options for employees and jurors as well as storage space for vehicles and equipment use for community service, and include in space-planning the possibility of co-locating Austin Municipal Court windows and additional services for the populations served; and

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Nov. 13, 2020

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Special Meeting of the Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board November 13, 2020 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board to be held November 13, 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 (November 12, 2020 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the November 13, 2020 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board Meeting, members of the public must:  Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-1260 or edna.staniszewski@austintexas.gov 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 edna.staniszewski@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 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board 13 de Noviembre de 2020 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 (12 de Noviembre 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: • de o al la en un junta envíe enlace correo electrónico 512-974-1260 Llame or edna.staniszewski@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (12 de Noviembre 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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Sept. 18, 2020

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 Special Meeting of the Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board September 18, 2020 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board to be held September 18, 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 (September 17, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the September 18, 2020 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board Meeting, residents must:  Call or email the board liaison at Edna Staniszewski at 512-974-1260 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 Edna.Staniszewski@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 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board FECHA de la reunion (September 18, 2020) 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 (September 17, 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 Edna Staniszewski at 512-974-1260 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 …

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Sept. 18, 2020

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Public Land Management - Homeless Encampments Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board September 2020 Ramesh Swaminathan, P.E, Managing Engineer Watershed Protection Department Agenda ● Wate rshe d Impacts ● Pilot Proje ct ● Citywide Coordination ● Covid Posture ● Q&A 2 Emergence 1. The process of coming into view or becoming exposed after being concealed. 2. The process of coming into being or becoming important or prominent. The growing population of unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness have environmental health impacts on the City of Austin. For many, the only immediate option is to reside in public spaces, often near creeks and stormwater infrastructure. Statistics source: Austin Echo. http://austinecho.org/wp- content/uploads/2016/03/Austin-Homelessness-Needs-and- Gaps3.pdf 3 The Question Can we define a new process to addresses human waste and litterin creeks & ponds generated by homeless encampments that is safer and more cost effective while meeting WPD pollution prevention goals in a manner that is respectful of both the homeless community and surrounding neighborhoods? 4 How might we support our WPD mission areas while minimizing harm to people experiencing homelessness? Good ideas come together across disciplines to identify innovative solutions: ● Human ce nte re d de sign with the Office of De sign and De live ry (ODD) ● Le ave No Trace (LNT) with Parks and Re cre ation De partme nt (PARD) ● Public safe ty with Austin Police De partme nt (APD). ● Me e ting pe ople and the ir ne e ds whe re the y are with the Inte gral Care Programs for Assistance in the Transition from Home le ssne ss (PATH) Te am 5 Encampment Management: Design and test a standardized process for managing encampments on WPD managed lands. Assessment and Prioritization 1. Develop and test a method for prioritizing sites needing clean -up or removal, and to identify alternate locations where people can be safely provided services in place. 2. Reduce safety risks to homeless individuals living near creeks or in storm drain infrastructure. Contract 1. Learn more about contract requirements and coordination efforts by contracting for ongoing maintenance at a select group of historically cleaned watershed protection sites. 2. Reduce additional burden on WPD field crews. 6 Site Prioritization for Clean -Up Prioritized Deprioritized Risks to human safety and environmental quality Low-risk to human safety and environmental quality Strategy PATH - Connect to services plan to relocate PATH and Integral Care Case Management Supplies To …

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Ending Community Homelessness Sdf Coalition What is ECHO?  Ending Community Homelessness Coalition  Lead agency for the Austin/Travis County Continuum of Care (CoC)  You may know us from:  Annual Point in Time Count  NOFA Applications  Homeless Management Information System (HMIS, or ServicePoint)  Coordinated Entry/Coordinated Assessment What is Coordinated Entry? Coordinated Entry  Common Access  No Wrong Door approach  Common Assessment  Eligibility and Vulnerability  Common Assignment  Prioritization and Referrals What are the principles behind Coordinated Entry?  Housing First – Housing is a basic human right, not a privilege or a reward for good behavior.  Client Choice – Clients are the expert on their own experiences and needs, and most people experiencing homelessness today do NOT want to be homeless.  Human Dignity - All people deserve to be treated with respect, empathy, and personal autonomy, regardless of past or current behavior.  Equity – Systematic privilege is real and pervasive, and we must take affirmative steps in systems design and implementation to achieve equitable outcomes for groups who are systematically oppressed. DACC Participation  Common Access  Targeted engagement and trained assessors (both stand- alone and in partnership with HOST)  Common Assessment  Coordinates AHAC feedback on systems development  Navigation services for clients who need documentation or engagement assistance  Common Assignment  DACC ESG RRH programs  DACC PSH does not participate, but CM’s do support clients served by other programs (such as CoC PSH) Evaluations and Equity  System Performance  Past and Current Steps Measures  Successful Referrals/Enrollments  Exits to Housing  Housing Retention  Equity Analyses  Equity in Assessment and Assignment  Equity in Enrollments and Exits  VI-SPDAT V1 and V2 Analyses  Affirmative Access  Increased Reliability  New Version Adoptions  Equity Task Group  Analysis of 17 individual existing prioritization factors  Adoption of 8 new factors in July  Further exploration of all 25 factors Additional Questions?  The most recent assessment access information can always be found at www.austinecho.org/ca  I can also always be reached for questions at prestonpetty@austinecho.org  THANK YOU for your time and work.

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July 10, 2020

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 Special Meeting of the Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board July 10, 2020 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board to be held July 10, 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 (July 9, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the July 10, 2020 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board Meeting, residents must:  Call or email the board liaison at Edna Staniszewski at 512-974-1260 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 Edna.Staniszewski@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 . DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT ADVISORY BOARD JULY 10, 2020 AT 10:00am-11:30am VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Darilynn Cardona-Beiler, Chair Lea Downey Gallatin, Vice Chair Kergin Bedell Jason English Kate Garza Ann Howard Gary Ponder Susan Requejo Seneca Savoie Andrew Williams AGENDA THERE MAY BE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS. CALL TO ORDER MINUTES 2. NEW BUSINESS 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MAY 6, 2020 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING a. Status of DACC operations during COVID-19, changes in operations, any new trends noticed. (Cardona-Beiler/Downey Gallatin) – Pete Valdez, Court Administrator, Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) b. DACC’s involvement with the management of the Protective Facilities and rehousing efforts (Cardona-Beiler/Downey Gallatin) - Pete Valdez, Court Administrator, Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) c. Homeless Services updates: – Vella Karman, Interim Homeless Services Officer i. Upcoming report from Barb Poppe and Mathew Doherty ii. Hotel/ …

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DACC Advisory Board MEETING MINUTES Friday, July 10, 2020 SPECIAL MEETING FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 DACC ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES The Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) Advisory Board convened in a special meeting on Friday, July 10, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Chair Darilynn Cardona-Beiler called the Board Meeting to order at 10:05am. Board Members in Attendance: Jason English, Lea Downey-Gallatin, Kate Garza, Ann Howard, Gary Ponder, Susan Requejo, and Andrew Williams Staff in Attendance: Pete Valdez, Jennifer Sowinski, Edna Staniszewski, Judge Coffey 1. APPROVAL OF MAY 6, 2020 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MINUTES Board Member Andrew Williams moved to approve the May 6, 2020 meeting minutes. Board Member Ann Howard seconded the motion. Motion passed by 8-0 vote. 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Status of DACC operations during COVID-19, changes in operations, any new trends noticed. (Cardona-Beiler/Downey Gallatin) – Pete Valdez, Court Administrator, Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) - Since March 16, 2020, DACC has a skeleton crew onsite. Facilities are restricted in space and room needed to be available for the clients. b. DACC’s involvement with the management of the Protective Facilities and rehousing efforts (Cardona-Beiler/Downey Gallatin) - Pete Valdez, Court Administrator, Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) - Most personnel have been reassigned to the Protective Lodges with the Emergency Operations Center which Robert Kingham is taking the lead. c. Homeless Services updates: – Vella Karman, Interim Homeless Services Officer  Upcoming report from Barb Poppe and Mathew Doherty  Hotel/ Motel Conversion strategy update  Budget Considerations  Covid-19 response and RFA’s The Board received an update. d. Public Space Management initiatives (Cardona-Beiler/Downey Gallatin) – Ramesh Swaminathan, Engineer, Watershed Protection – item moved to September’s meeting. 1 DACC Advisory Board MEETING MINUTES Friday, July 10, 2020 e. Storage update –Jennifer Sowinski, Clinical Operations Manager, gave an update on the storage bins and their location. f. Annual Internal Review Report – Report due at the end of the month. Before the Chair submits the final report to the city clerk’s office, staff will forward a draft copy for the commissioners to review. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. City Ordinance Review (sit/lie, camping, solicitation) (CardonaBeiler/Gallatin) a. Update on Coordinated Entry prioritization strategies (Cardona-Beiler/Downey Gallatin) FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT Chair Darilynn Cardona-Beiler adjourned the meeting at 11:37am without objection. 2

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HOMELESS SERVICES UPDATES Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board July 10, 2020 VELLA KARMAN INTERIM HOMELESS SERVICES OFFICER Updates from Homeless Services Division 1. Upcoming report from contracted national consultants 2. Motel Conversion Strategy update 3. Budget considerations 4. COVID-19 response and RFAs City Contracts for National Homelessness Consultants Barbara Poppe & Associates Report being released in July 2020 Matthew Doherty Assisting with implementation of report recommendations Motel Conversion Strategy May 6th update provided by Office of Real Estate Services & Neighborhood Housing and Community Development  300 unit goal (3-4 converted motels)  Housing First approach to provide permanent supportive (PSH) housing  Funding sources:  CDBG  GO/Housing Bonds  Certificate of Obligation  Other Motel Conversion Strategy Update 2711 IH-35 South (formerly Rodeway Inn) purchased  Repairs, mitigation and minor renovations  Likely temporary use for emergency response to COVID-19 7400 IH-35 North  Current lease to purchase agreement  Operating as protective lodging for COVID-19  Possible purchase August – September Future acquisitions – property layout ready for PSH Budget Considerations Homelessness is top priority for City Council COVID-19 having a significant economic and financial impact Public Safety funding is being discussed Important Budget Dates City Manager’s proposed budget presentation (2pm) July 13 July 23 July 28 July 30 Aug 4 Budget & tax rate public hearing City Council Work Session Budget & tax rate public hearing Budget & tax rate public hearing Aug 12-14 Budget adoption COVID-19 Response & RFAs 4 Primary Response Areas 1. Hygiene resources for unsheltered individuals 2. Food/Water access for unsheltered individuals 3. Infection control protocols for congregate shelters / Planning 4. Isolation & Protective lodging (ProLodges) 1. Hygiene Resources for Unsheltered Individuals  Public showers and restrooms in City parks / trails  Portable toilets and handwashing stations in 20 areas  Contracting with nonprofit to run mobile shower/hygiene trailers  Violet Bag (trash pick-up) sites near high activity areas – daily service  Face masks, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, hygiene products distributed 2. Food Access – Eating Apart Together (EAT)  Shelf-Stable Food Distribution – 1,000 weekly bags containing 5-6 days worth of food for unsheltered individuals outside downtown core – 1,000 weekly bags containing 5-6 days worth of food for unsheltered individuals in the downtown core, and for recently housed individuals  Also distributed in bags: dog food, hygiene supplies, feminine hygiene supplies, toilet paper, face masks, COVID-19 …

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May 6, 2020

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 Special Meeting of the Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board May 6, 2020 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board to be held May 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 by May 5, 2020 at noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the May 6, 2020 Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board Meeting, residents must:  Call or email the board liaison at Edna Staniszewski at 512-974-1260 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 Edna Staniszewski, edna.staniszewski@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 1. 2. 3. 4. DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT ADVISORY BOARD MAY 6, 2020 AT 10:00am-11:30am VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Darilynn Cardona‐Beiler, Chair Lea Downey Gallatin, Vice Chair Kergin Bedell Jason English Kate Garza Ann Howard Gary Ponder Susan Requejo Seneca Savoie Andrew Williams SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AGENDA THERE MAY BE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS. CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS: Speakers who registered to speak in advance will be allowed a three minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF JANUARY 2020 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MINUTES AUSTIN HOMELESSNESS SYSTEM CLIENT FEEDBACK: Individuals sharing first-hand account regarding their experiences being served through Austin’s homelessness system. Each speaker signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will be allowed a three minute allotment to provide their feedback to the Board. NEW …

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DACC Advisory Board MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, May 6, 2020 SPECIAL MEETING WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2020 DACC ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES The Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) Advisory Board convened in a special meeting on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Vice Chair Lea Downey Gallatin called the Board Meeting to order at 10:21am. Board Members in Attendance: Kergin Bedell, Jason English, Lea Downey-Gallatin, Ann Howard, Gary Ponder, and Susan Requejo Staff in Attendance: Pete Valdez, Jennifer Sowinski, Christopher Anderson, Edna Staniszewski, Laura Williamson, Jeremy Myers, Judge Coffey 1. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION a. None APPROVAL OF JANUARY 2020 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MINUTES Board Member Ann Howard moved to approve the January 2020 meeting minutes. Board Member Susan Requejo seconded the motion. Motion passed by 6-0 vote. AUSTIN HOMELESSNESS SYSTEM CLIENT FEEDBACK a. None. NEW BUSINESS a. City of Austin Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget Process Presentation – Marianne Reddivari, Financial Services – Moved to the end, presenter not available. b. Downtown Austin Community Court Relocation Process and Status – Marek Izydorczyk, Office of Real Estate Services – Proposing facility in East Austin on Second Street. Looking at transportation and shuttle accessibility. c. City of Austin Homelessness Service Motel Conversion Strategy (Cardona-Beiler/Howard) – Alex Gale and Rosie Truelove, Office of Real Estate Services – The Strategy is to provide 300 units by converting two to four motels/hotels. The purchase of the Rodeway Inn Motel by the City, contained mold and asbestos upon inspection. The motel will require repairs and clean ups plus updates. d. City of Austin Homelessness Consultants (Cardona-Beiler/Howard) – Vella Karman, Interim Homeless Services Officer, Austin Public Health – Item moved to next meeting as presenter is working Covid-19 requirements. 1 2. 3. 4. DACC Advisory Board MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, May 6, 2020 e. City of Austin Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget Process Presentation – Marianne Reddivari, Financial Services - An overview and forecast of the projected revenue relative to FY 2020 budgeted amounts and FY 2021 forecasted amounts prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. f. Downtown Austin Community Court New Homelessness Services Contracts (Cardona- Beiler/Howard) – Robert Kingham, Downtown Austin Community Court Operations Manager – Item moved to next month. g. Downtown Austin Community Court Staffing Update (Cardona-Beiler/Howard) – Pete Valdez, Downtown Austin Community Court Administrator – New staff was announced to the board. h. Non-Budgetary Recommendations/Resolutions Working Group (Ponder/Cardona-Beiler) i. Coordinated Entry & Assessment Recommendation – Item moved to next month when …

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1. 2. 3. DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT ADVISORY BOARD CITY HALL, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, ROOM 1101 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING JANUARY 17, 2020 AT 7:30 AM 301 WEST 2ND STREET AUSTIN, TEXAS CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Darilynn Cardona-Beiler, Chair Lea Downey Gallatin, Vice Chair Kergin Bedell Jason English Kate Garza Ann Howard Gary Ponder Susan Requejo Seneca Savoie Andrew Williams AGENDA THERE MAY BE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS. CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS: Speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF SEPTEMBER 2019 MEETING MINUTES AUSTIN HOMELESSNESS SYSTEM CLIENT FEEDBACK: Individuals sharing first-hand account regarding their experiences being served through Austin’s homelessness system. The first five (5) speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will be allowed a three minute allotment to provide their feedback to the Board. NEW BUSINESS a. 2020 Meeting Schedule b. Non-Budgetary Recommendations/Resolutions Working Group (Ponder/Cardona- Beiler) i. Coordinated Entry & Assessment Recommendation c. Facility/Relocation of DACC d. Homeless Strategy Office Update (Cardona-Beiler/Gallatin) – Vella Karman, Social Services Policy Unit Manager, Austin Public Health 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 Robert Kingham at the Downtown Austin Community Court, at (512) 974-1394 or Robert.Kingham@austintexas.gov, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information regarding the Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board, please contact Robert Kingham at (512) 974-13943 or Robert.Kingham@austintexas.gov. 4. 5.

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MEMORANDUM TO: Mayor and Council Members FROM: Rodney Gonzales, Assistant City Manager DATE: October 14, 2019 SUBJECT: Update on Homelessness Initiatives This memorandum is a continuation of updates on cross-departmental initiatives to address issues surrounding homelessness. Priority Area Framework There are many City departments providing a variety of programs and services . As previously described, the Homeless Strategy Office (HSO) will serve as a hub for cross-departmental efforts underway. As part of the coordination of these efforts, there will be a delineation of priority area functions under which programs and services will fall. For each priority area function, a lead department will be assigned as the responsible party for convening programs and services within the function. The Homeless Strategy Office will serve as the overall Convening Lead for City programs and services. Although Lori Pampilo Harris, will be transitioning to a consulting role, she will continue to guide us in matters surrounding homelessness. Lori's expertise in designing high-functioning outreach systems and diversion services programs will contribute to our collective efforts to assist people experiencing homelessness. 1

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DACC Advisory Board MEETING MINUTES Friday, January 17, 2020 REGULAR MEETING FRIDAY, January 17, 2020 DACC ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES The Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) Advisory Board convened in a regular meeting on Friday, January 17, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Darilynn Cardona-Beiler called the Board Meeting to order at 7:45am. Board Members in Attendance: Kergin Bedell, Darilynn Cardona-Beiler, Kate Garza, Gary Ponder, Lea Downey-Gallatin, Susan Requejo, and Andrew Williams Staff in Attendance: Pete Valdez, Jennifer Sowinski, Christopher Anderson, Robert Kingham, Laura Williamson 1. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION a. None APPROVAL OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 MEETING MINUTES Board Member Susan Requejo moved to approve the September 29, 2019 meeting minutes. Board Member Andrew Williams seconded the motion. Motion passed by 6-0 vote with Gary Ponder off the dais. CITIZEN/CLIENT TESTIMONIALS and EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (“ESG”) HOUSING UPDATE: Individuals sharing first-hand experience regarding the challenges associated with access to housing. a. Steve Harrell – Local costs of housing and need for more employment services at DACC b. Bradley D. Ferrell - General advice on needs and improvements for homelessness services NEW BUSINESS a. 2020 Meeting Schedule – Discussion regarding 7:30am and 8:00am start time or changing to lunch. Board Member Andrew Williams moved to retain the 7:30am start time. Board Member Kate Garza seconded the motion. Motion passed by 7-0 vote. Discussion regarding meeting dates. Board Member Lea Downey Gallatin moved to approve the 2020 calendar with meeting dates on March 27, May 8, July 10, September 18, and November 13. Board Member Gary Ponder seconded the motion. 2. 3. 4. 1 continued concerns about existing system. DACC Advisory Board MEETING MINUTES Friday, January 17, 2020 b. Non-Budgetary Recommendations/Resolutions Working Group (Ponder/Cardona- Beiler) – keep as a standing item to allow discussion regarding policy work between posted board meetings. Chair Carmona-Beiler will work to schedule a work group meeting to develop a recommendation for the Board’s consideration i. Coordinated Entry & Assessment Recommendation – Discussion regarding c. Facility/Relocation of DACC – DACC Director Pete Valdez provided updates regarding process working with Real Estate to identify properties & potential site identified in east Austin. Discussion regarding how board members could help move this process forward. Will schedule staff from the Office of Real Estate Services at the March 27, 2020 DACC Advisory Board meeting to talk through process. d. Homeless Strategy Office Update (Cardona-Beiler/Gallatin) – Vella Karman, Social Services Policy Unit Manager, Austin Public Health. …

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