Early Childhood CouncilFeb. 14, 2024

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1. 2. REGULAR MEETING of the EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCIL FEBRUARY 14, 2024, 9:00 A.M. CITY HALL, BOARD AND COMMISSION ROOM #1101 301 WEST SECOND STREET AUSTIN, TEXAS Some members of the Early Childhood Council may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once, either in person or remotely, and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Caitlin Oliver, Program Coordinator, Austin Public Health, at 512-972-6205 or Caitlin.Oliver@austintexas.gov. CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Cathy McHorse, Chair Alice Navarro Corie Cormie Choquette Hamilton Maggie Jaime Casie Schennum Leonor Vargas John Green-Otero, Vice Chair Brianna Menard Eliza Gordon Tom Hedrick Cynthia McCollum Ellana Selig AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first five speakers to register prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Early Childhood Council Regular Meeting on January 10, 2024 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Presentation from April Geruso, Planning Department, about updating the 2012 Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, and possible action to appoint a representative to support the development and implementation of the Imagine Austin comprehensive engagement process Discussion and possible action to change the meeting date for the ECC regular meeting in April Discussion about the budget recommendation process and possible action to establish the Fiscal Year 2024-25 Budget Workgroup DISCUSSION ITEMS Updates from related groups (as needed), including Austin Chapter of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, Austin ISD, Child Care Regulation, Child Inc, E3 Alliance, Success By 6 Coalition, Workforce Solutions Capital Area, Travis County, and other groups in attendance Update from Brooke Freeland, United Way for Greater Austin, about the 2024 Best Place for Working Parents initiative Presentation and discussion regarding the Fiscal Year 2024-2029 Consolidated Plan Community Needs Assessment Presenters: • Chris Duran, Housing Department Senior Research Analyst • Julie Smith, Housing Department Community Engagement Specialist • Jamey May, Housing Department Housing & Community Development Officer • Helen Howell, Austin Public Health Social Services Funding Specialist Senior Updates from the Joint Inclusion Committee (JIC) ECC representative, Leonor Vargas, regarding the discussion at the last JIC regular meeting about a resolution to combat anti- Semitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Arab sentiments in Austin 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Updates from Caitlin Oliver, Austin Public Health, regarding updated security measures for City of Austin email accounts and a new required training for commissioners STAFF BRIEFINGS 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 or Caitlin.Oliver@austintexas.gov, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. at Austin Public Health, call Caitlin Oliver 512-972-6205 at For more information on the Early Childhood Council, please contact Caitlin Oliver at 512-972- 6205 or Caitlin.Oliver@austintexas.gov.