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Dec. 7, 2022

JIC Regular Meeting Agenda - December 7th, 2022 original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) REGULAR MEETING AGENDA December 7th, 2022 REGULAR MEETING of the JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. CST AUSTIN CITY HALL BOARDS & COMMISSIONS ROOM 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 MEETING AGENDA This meeting is being held in a hybrid format, and some members of the Commission may be participating by video conference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (December 6th by 12pm-Noon CST). All public comments will occur at the beginning of the meeting and public speakers will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. To speak or attend remotely, residents must contact the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm- noon (CST) on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022. Please telephone call at (512) 978-1797 and/or email jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov. The information required is the speaker’s name, the 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). CURRENT JIC MEMBER COMMISSIONS & REPRESENTATIVES: Member Commission: African American Resource Advisory Commission Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Commission for Women Commission on Immigrant Affairs Commission on Seniors/Commission on Aging Early Childhood Council Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission Human Rights Commission LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities JIC Representative: Alternative: Gregory Smith Serita Fontanesi Vincent Cobalis Hanna Huang Rebecca Austen Juan Vences-Benitez Amy Temperley Diana Melendez Krystal Gomez Richard Bondi Raul Alvarez Amanda Afifi Johanna Hosking Pulido Sharon Vigil Idonna Griffith Charles Curry (Chair of JIC) Robin Orlowski Kimberly Brienzi Ryn Gonzales Vacant December 7th, 2022 JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) REGULAR MEETING AGENDA MEETING AGENDA CALL TO ORDER The meeting is called to order by Chair Charles Curry at: ROLL CALL: ABSENT: PRESENT: PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten 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 MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the COMMISSIONS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING on October 26th, 2022. STAFF PRESENTATION 2. Austin Public Health (APH) - Michelle Friedman, Akeshia Johnson-Smothers, and Roshanda Hodges: Presentation and request for feedback on the Basic Needs Issue Area Solicitation. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 3. Discussion and possible …

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Oct. 26, 2022

Regular Meeting Agenda - October 26th, 2022 original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) REGULAR MEETING AGENDA OCTOBER 26th, 2022 REGULAR MEETING of the JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. CST AUSTIN CITY HALL BOARDS & COMMISSIONS ROOM 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 MEETING AGENDA This meeting is being held in a hybrid format, and some members of the Commission may be participating by video conference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (October 25th by 12pm-Noon CST). All public comments will occur at the beginning of the meeting and public speakers will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. To speak or attend remotely, residents must contact the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm- noon (CST) on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022. Please telephone call at (512) 978-1797 and/or email jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov. The information required is the speaker’s name, the 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). CURRENT JIC MEMBER COMMISSIONS & REPRESENTATIVES: Member Commission: African American Resource Advisory Commission Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Commission for Women Commission on Immigrant Affairs Commission on Seniors/Commission on Aging Early Childhood Council Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Human Rights Commission LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities JIC Representative: Alternative: Gregory Smith Serita Fontanesi Vincent Cobalis Hanna Huang Rebecca Austen Karen Crawford (Vice-Chair of JIC) Amy Temperley Diana Melendez Krystal Gomez Richard Bondi Raul Alvarez Amanda Afifi Johanna Hosking Pulido Sharon Vigil Idonna Griffith Charles Curry (Chair of JIC) Robin Orlowski Kimberly Brienzi Ryn Gonzalez Joey Gidseg OCTOBER 26th, 2022 JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) REGULAR MEETING AGENDA MEETING AGENDA CALL TO ORDER The meeting is called to order by Chair Charles Curry at: ROLL CALL: ABSENT: PRESENT: PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten 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 MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the COMMISSIONS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING on September 10th, 2022 and October 5th, 2022. Presentation form Scott J. Spivey-Provencio M.D. Candidate UT Austin Dell Medical on non-profit "Dollar For" helping to provide Medical Debt Relief STAFF PRESENTATION 2. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS …

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Oct. 26, 2022

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Presentation: 'Dollar For' - a Health Equity Non-Profit original pdf

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Charity Care 101 THE NEED A medical crisis shouldn’t mean a financial crisis. THE NEED Medical debt exacerbates systemic inequities. THE OPPORTUNITY Millions of Americans are on payment plans or declaring bankruptcy for bills that they should not have to pay. THE PROBLEM Hospitals hold all the power. It’s not KNOWN It’s not EASY It’s not FAIR THE SOLUTION Dollar For crushes medical debt by making charity care known, easy & fair. THE IMPACT CHARITY CARE 101 CHARITY CARE 101 1: Find the policy and application CHARITY CARE 101 2: Review the policy - Income requirements to qualify - Application deadline - Application instructions - Contact Information CHARITY CARE 101 3: Determine eligibility See examples at: dollarfor.org/manual CHARITY CARE 101 Who Counts in a Household? See examples at: dollarfor.org/household-definitions CHARITY CARE 101 Step Three: Determine eligibility BILL AGE 240 DAYS CHARITY CARE 101 Step Three: Determine eligibility - Each hospital has a different policy for insured patients. - Some forgive, some don’t. - Check the policy or call to ask! CHARITY CARE 101 Step Four: Complete application - Fill out application by hand or one a computer. - Prepare all proof of income docs. - Hand deliver, email, fax or mail CHARITY CARE 101 Step Five: Submit proof of income - Most recent tax return or proof of non-filing determination letter. - - 3 most recent pay stubs. 3 months of bank statements. - Unemployed? ○ Social Security or unemployment benefits letters. ○ Simple letter explaining how paying for basic needs (i.e., savings, money for a friend or family member, etc). Download tax forms at: irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript CHARITY CARE 101 Doctors Bills? - Unfortunately, charity care rules only directly apply to the non-profit hospitals themselves, not doctors or labs who work in the hospital and bill separately. ○ Step One: Get approved for charity care by the hospital. ○ Step Two: Once approved, send copies of the approval letter to the other billers and ask them to honor the policy. - Other types bills? Call the billing department to ask them about financial assistance. CHARITY CARE 101 Learn More Read our online manual for tons of FAQ and additional tips. Read at: dollarfor.org/manual REFERRING PATIENTS DIRECT SERVICE How Does Dollar For Help? Get started: dollarfor.org/help DIRECT SERVICE How Does Dollar For Help? - All our services are complete free - no strings attached. - We do not: ○ Buy medical debt …

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Oct. 5, 2022

JIC Meeting Agenda - October 5th, 2022 original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AGENDA OCTOBER 5th, 2022 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING of the JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. Permitting & Development Center (PDC) 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Austin, TX 78752 RM #1215 MEETING AGENDA This meeting is being held in a hybrid format, and some members of the Commission may be participating by video conference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (October 4th by 12pm-Noon). All public comments will occur at the beginning of the meeting and public speakers will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. To speak or attend remotely, residents must contact the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm-noon on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022. Please telephone call at (512) 978-1797 and/or email jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov. The information required is the speaker’s name, the 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). CURRENT JIC MEMBER COMMISSIONS & REPRESENTATIVES: Member Commission: African American Resource Advisory Commission Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Commission for Women Commission on Immigrant Affairs Commission on Seniors/Commission on Aging Early Childhood Council Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Human Rights Commission LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities JIC Representative: Alternative: Gregory Smith Serita Fontanesi Vincent Cobalis Hanna Huang Rebecca Austen Karen Crawford (Vice-Chair of JIC) Amy Temperley Diana Melendez Krystal Gomez Richard Bondi Raul Alvarez Amanda Afifi Johanna Hosking Pulido Sharon Vigil Idonna Griffith Charles Curry (Chair of JIC) Robin Orlowski Kimberly Brienzi Ryn Gonzalez Joey Gidseg OCTOBER 5th, 2022 JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AGENDA MEETING AGENDA CALL TO ORDER The meeting is called to order by Chair Charles Curry at: ROLL CALL: ● Karen Crawford – Commission in Immigrant Affairs ● Gregory Smith – African American Resource Advisor Commission ● Vincent Cobalis – Asian American Quality of Life Commission ● Amy Temperley – Commission on Seniors ● Charles Curry & Ryn Gonzalez – LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission ● Robin Orlowski – Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities ● Amanda Afifi – Hispanic Quality of Life Advisory Commission ● Raul Alvarez – Early Childhood Council ● Idonna Griffith – Human Rights Commission ● Rebecca Austen – Commission on Women …

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Oct. 5, 2022

JIC Special Called Meeting Agenda (Updated) - October 5th, 2022 original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AGENDA OCTOBER 5th, 2022 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING of the JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. Permitting & Development Center (PDC) 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Austin, TX 78752 RM #1215 REVISED MEETING AGENDA This meeting is being held in a hybrid format, and some members of the Commission may be participating by video conference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (October 4th by 12pm-Noon). All public comments will occur at the beginning of the meeting and public speakers will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. To speak or attend remotely, residents must contact the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm-noon on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022. Please telephone call at (512) 978-1797 and/or email jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov. The information required is the speaker’s name, the 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). CURRENT JIC MEMBER COMMISSIONS & REPRESENTATIVES: Member Commission: African American Resource Advisory Commission Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Commission for Women Commission on Immigrant Affairs Commission on Seniors/Commission on Aging Early Childhood Council Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Human Rights Commission LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities JIC Representative: Alternative: Gregory Smith Serita Fontanesi Vincent Cobalis Hanna Huang Rebecca Austen Karen Crawford (Vice-Chair of JIC) Amy Temperley Diana Melendez Krystal Gomez Richard Bondi Raul Alvarez Amanda Afifi Johanna Hosking Pulido Sharon Vigil Idonna Griffith Charles Curry (Chair of JIC) Robin Orlowski Kimberly Brienzi Ryn Gonzalez Joey Gidseg OCTOBER 5th, 2022 JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AGENDA REVISED MEETING AGENDA CALL TO ORDER The meeting is called to order by Chair Charles Curry at: ROLL CALL: ● Karen Crawford – Commission in Immigrant Affairs ● Gregory Smith – African American Resource Advisor Commission ● Vincent Cobalis – Asian American Quality of Life Commission ● Amy Temperley – Commission on Seniors ● Charles Curry & Ryn Gonzalez – LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission ● Robin Orlowski – Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities ● Amanda Afifi – Hispanic Quality of Life Advisory Commission ● Raul Alvarez – Early Childhood Council ● Idonna Griffith – Human Rights Commission ● Rebecca Austen – Commission …

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JIC Meeting Minutes - Special Called_October 5th_2022 (Approved) original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 5th, 2022 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING of the JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. CST Permitting & Development Center (PDC) 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Austin, TX 78752 RM #1215 MEETING MINUTES This meeting is being held in a hybrid format, and some members of the Commission may be participating by video conference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (October 4th by 12pm-Noon CST). All public comments will occur at the beginning of the meeting and public speakers will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. To speak or attend remotely, residents must contact the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm- noon (CST) on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022. Please telephone call at (512) 978-1797 and/or email jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov. The information required is the speaker’s name, the 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). CURRENT JIC MEMBER COMMISSIONS & REPRESENTATIVES: Member Commission: African American Resource Advisory Commission Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Commission for Women Commission on Immigrant Affairs Commission on Seniors/Commission on Aging Early Childhood Council Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Human Rights Commission LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities JIC Representative: Alternative: Gregory Smith Serita Fontanesi Vincent Cobalis Hanna Huang Rebecca Austen Karen Crawford (Vice-Chair of JIC) Amy Temperley Diana Melendez Krystal Gomez Richard Bondi Raul Alvarez Amanda Afifi Johanna Hosking Pulido Sharon Vigil Idonna Griffith Charles Curry (Chair of JIC) Robin Orlowski Kimberly Brienzi Ryn Gonzales Joey Gidseg OCTOBER 5th, 2022 JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MINUTES MEETING MINUTES CALL TO ORDER The meeting is called to order by Chair Charles Curry at: 3:06pm (CST) ROLL CALL: ABSENT: PRESENT: • Robin Orlowski – Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities ● Karen Crawford – Commission in Immigrant Affairs ● Gregory Smith – African American Resource Advisory Commission ● Vincent Cobalis – Asian American Quality of Life Commission ● Richard Bondi – Commission on Seniors/Commission on Aging ● Charles Curry & Ryn Gonzales – LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission ● Amanda Afifi – Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Advisory Commission ● Raul Alvarez – Early Childhood Council ● Kimberly Brienzi – …

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Sept. 10, 2022

Special Called Meeting Agenda - September 10th, 2022 original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AGENDA SEPTEMBER 10th, 2022 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING of the JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 10:00 A.M. Austin Energy Headquarters Mueller Assembly Room 1111a 4815 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723 Special Called Commission Meeting MEETING AGENDA This meeting will be conducted in-person only, no hybrid or virtual option will be provided. Public comment will be allowed in-person. Speakers must register in advance (on or before September 9th by 12pm-Noon). All public comments will occur at the beginning of the meeting and public speakers will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. To speak or attend in-person, residents must contact the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm-noon on Friday, September 9th, 2022. Please telephone call at (512) 978-1797 or email jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov. The information required is the speaker’s name, the 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). CURRENT JIC MEMBER COMMISSIONS & REPRESENTATIVES: Member Commission: African American Resource Advisory Commission Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Commission for Women Commission on Immigrant Affairs Commission on Seniors Early Childhood Council Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Human Rights Commission LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities JIC Representative: Alternative: Gregory Smith Serita Fontanesi Vincent Cobalis Hanna Huang Rebecca Austen Karen Crawford (Vice-Chair of JIC) Amy Temperley Raul Alvarez Amanda Afifi Idonna Griffith Charles Curry (Chair of JIC) Robin Orlowski Diana Melendez Krystal Gomez Sally VanSickle Johanna Hosking Pulido Sharon Vigil Kimberly Brienzi Ryn Gonzalez Joey Gidseg SEPTEMBER 10th, 2022 JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AGENDA MEETING AGENDA CALL TO ORDER The meeting is called to order by Chair Charles Curry at: MOTION TO SUSPEND ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER ROLL CALL PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten 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. STAFF BRIEFINGS 1. Equity Office Staff presentation on Quality-of-Life Studies and City Council’s allocation of $1.25 Million to JIC commissions for quality-of-life studies in the FY 22-23 Budget. a. Time for question & answers. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Presentation & discussion about previous Quality-of-Life Study from the African American Resource Advisory …

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Aug. 24, 2022

JIC Regular Meeting Agenda - August 24th, 2022 original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) REGULAR MEETING AGENDA AUGUST 24th, 2022 REGULAR MEETING of the JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2022 3:00 P.M. Austin City Hall Boards & Commissions Room 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX Regular Commission Meeting MEETING AGENDA This meeting is being held in a hybrid format, and some members of the Commission may be participating by video conference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (August 23rd by 12pm-Noon). All public comments will occur at the beginning of the meeting and public speakers will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. To speak or attend remotely, residents must contact the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm-noon on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022. Please telephone call at (512) 978-1797 or email jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov. The information required is the speaker’s name, the 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). CURRENT JIC MEMBER COMMISSIONS & REPRESENTATIVES: Member Commission: African American Resource Advisory Commission Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Commission for Women Commission on Immigrant Affairs Commission on Seniors Early Childhood Council Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Human Rights Commission LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities JIC Representative: Alternative: Gregory Smith Serita Fontanesi Vincent Cobalis Hanna Huang Rebecca Austen Karen Crawford (Vice-Chair of JIC) Amy Temperley Raul Alvarez Amanda Afifi Idonna Griffith Charles Curry (Chair of JIC) Robin Orlowski Diana Melendez Krystal Gomez Sally VanSickle Johanna Hosking Pulido Sharon Vigil Kimberly Brienzi Ryn Gonzalez Joey Gidseg AUGUST 24th, 2022 JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) REGULAR MEETING AGENDA MEETING AGENDA CALL TO ORDER The meeting is called to order by Chair Charles Curry at: ROLL CALL: ● Rebecca Austen – Commission on Women ● Karen Crawford – Commission in Immigrant Affairs ● Gregory Smith – African American Resource Advisor Commission ● Vincent Cobalis – Asian American Quality of Life Commission ● Amy Temperley – Commission on Seniors ● Charles Curry & Ryn Gonzalez – LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission ● Robin Orlowski – Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities ● Amanda Afifi – Hispanic Quality of Life Advisory Commission ● Raul Alvarez – Early Childhood Council ● Idonna Griffith – Human Rights Commission ABSENT: PRESENT: PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: …

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Aug. 24, 2022

Equity Lens on Funding Programs Presentation - Neal Falgoust original pdf

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Equity Considerations in Contracts and Program Funding Joint Inclusion Committee August 24, 2022 Neal Falgoust, Assistant City Attorney Purpose • Discuss legal risks associated with using race, gender and protected-class criteria in determining awards of contracts and program funding. 2 Why Now? • Recent federal court decisions that put race-focused programs at risk. • Law Department deliberative process. • Briefing to City Council. 3 Acknowledgement • History of intentional racial segregation – 1928 Master Plan and “Negro District.” • Oppression of BIPOC – 1954 Federal Housing Act, “urban renewal,” and seizing of Black-owned land. • City Council has committed the City to correcting its racist practices. (Resolution 20210304-067) 4 City’s Programs • As part of Project Connect, community members developed displacement mitigation strategies and an equity tool to guide decision making. (“Nothing About Us Without Us”) • EDD also wants an equity focus for the Cultural Arts and Heritage Tourism grant programs. 5 Legal Foundation • 14th Amendment – Equal Protection Clause • No government may “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” 6 “Tiered Scrutiny” • Strict Scrutiny (Race, National Origin, Religion, Alienage) – Government must demonstrate the policy is narrowly tailored to meet a compelling purpose. • Intermediate Scrutiny (Gender, Sex, Sexual Orientation?) – Government must demonstrate the policy is substantially related to an important purpose. • Rational Basis (Age, Disability, Wealth, Felony Status) – The policy must have a rational connection to a legitimate interest. 7 Strict Scrutiny Any government program that takes race into consideration faces strict scrutiny by the courts. Strict scrutiny is the most rigorous judicial review. Courts start with presumption that policy is invalid and government must prove its interests. 8 Compelling Government Interest The government must demonstrate: • actual discrimination in the relevant market, and • that the government either actively or passively perpetuated the discrimination. 9 Narrowly Tailored The government must demonstrate: • it considered other race-neutral policies; • race-neutral policies failed to achieve the compelling interest. 10 City of Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. • “Generalized assertions” of past racial discrimination would not justify “rigid” quotas; • 30 percent quota could not be connected to “any injury suffered by anyone;” • Race-neutral measures must be seriously considered. 11 Evidence Acceptable to a Court Disparity studies are conducted to determine if there is discrimination in the studied market and if the government is an active …

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Aug. 24, 2022

Recommendation for Discussion & Possible Endorsement on Current and Future Response to Monkeypox Virus original pdf

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LGBTQ QUALITY OF LIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20220822-1 CURRENT AND FUTURE RESPONSE TO MONKEYPOX VIRUS WHEREAS, the City of Austin and Travis County have declared a public health emergency regarding the outbreak of monkeypox in our community, and WHEREAS, the vaccine supply available to Austin Public Health is extremely limited which creates concerns in the community about prioritization and equity access, and WHEREAS, Austin Public Health has provided information to the community suggesting up to a twenty-one day isolation period for persons diagnosed with monkeypox which creates a hardship for those who are economically disadvantage and lack access to paid sick leave, and WHEREAS, isolation is a critical factor in controlling the spread of this communicable disease to the community and requires advance planning for overcoming the barriers to isolation in order to provide a public information campaign that will encourage people to seek treatment, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission recommends to City Council that: The City Manager be directed to identify funds for emergency short-term financial assistance to those who cannot afford to isolate for 28 days due to a monkeypox exposure or diagnosis, and The City Manager be directed to present a plan for an emergency public information campaign to inform the community on monkeypox prevention, access to vaccinations, medical care, and isolation assistance, and The City Manager be directed to provide a monthly report to City Council, the first of which should be due 30 days after passage of a resolution to this effect, on the status of vaccination utilization for Priority 1 clients as well as for Priority 2 clients and that the report also includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex status (SOGI+) and other demographic data on those who have received the vaccine. Page 1 of 2 1. Arteaga 2. Curry 3. Dreke 4. Gonzales 5. Jones 6. Rendon 7. Taylor 8. Vieira 9. Wollerson VOTE Date of Approval: August 22, 2022 Record of the Vote: Adopted without objection on a 9-0 vote. Present: Attest: _____________________________________________ Ryn Gonzales, Chair Page 2 of 2

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July 27, 2022

JIC Regular Meeting Agenda - July 27th, 2022 original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) July 27th, 2022 REGULAR MEETING of the JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2022 3:00 P.M. City of Austin Permitting and Development Center, Room 1215 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr., Austin, Texas 78752 MEETING AGENDA This meeting is being held in a hybrid format, and some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (July 26th by 12pm-Noon). All public comments will occur at the beginning of the meeting and public speakers will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. To speak or attend remotely, residents must contact the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm-noon on Tuesday, July 26th, 2022. Please telephone call at (512) 978-1797 or email jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov. The information required is the speaker’s name, the 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). CURRENT JIC MEMBER COMMISSIONS & REPRESENTATIVES: Member Commission: African American Resource Advisory Commission Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Commission for Women Commission on Immigrant Affairs Commission on Seniors Early Childhood Council Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Human Rights Commission LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities JIC Representative: Alternative: Gregory Smith Serita Fontanesi Vincent Cobalis Hanna Huang Rebecca Austen Karen Crawford (Vice-Chair of JIC) Amy Temperley Raul Alvarez Amanda Afifi Idonna Griffith Charles Curry (Chair of JIC) Robin Orlowski Vanessa Bissereth Krystal Gomez Sally VanSickle Johanna Hosking Pulido Sharon Vigil Kimberly Brienzi Ryn Gonzalez Joey Gidseg JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) AGENDA CALL TO ORDER The meeting is called to order by Chair Charles Curry at: July 27th, 2022 PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten 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 MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the COMMISSION’S SPECIAL CALLED MEETING on July 20, 2022. STAFF BRIEFINGS 2. DISCUSSION ITEMS 4. Staff Presentation from the Office of Sustainability on Austin First Food Plan. Staff Presentation from Austin Energy on the Medically Vulnerable Registry Program. Discussion of FY22-23 Budget Process, Recommendations and Endorsements DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 5. Discussion and possible action a resolution approving …

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July 27, 2022

JIC Resolution on Chief Equity Officer original pdf

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Consider a resolution recommending to City Council an open and transparent selection process for the Chief Equity Officer replacement that includes community and commission involvement. Whereas, the City of Austin has announced the resignation of Chief Equity Officer, Brion Oaks, and will soon being the process of selecting a replacement, and Whereas, the Equity Office provides a unique and strategic role in both promoting the cooperation and coordination of the ten City commissions designated to serve specifically identified challenged communities as well as facilitating input from the community at large, Now therefore be it resolved that the Joint Inclusion Committee recommends to the City Council that the process of selecting a replacement Chief Equity Officer be open and transparent and include participation of the community as well as commissions.

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July 27, 2022

Revised Agenda for JIC Regular Meeting 07.27.22 original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) July 27th, 2022 REGULAR MEETING of the JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2022 3:00 P.M. City of Austin Permitting and Development Center, Room 1215 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr., Austin, Texas 78752 MEETING AGENDA This meeting is being held in a hybrid format, and some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (July 26th by 12pm-Noon). All public comments will occur at the beginning of the meeting and public speakers will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. To speak or attend remotely, residents must contact the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm-noon on Tuesday, July 26th, 2022. Please telephone call at (512) 978-1797 or email jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov. The information required is the speaker’s name, the 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). CURRENT JIC MEMBER COMMISSIONS & REPRESENTATIVES: Member Commission: African American Resource Advisory Commission Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Commission for Women Commission on Immigrant Affairs Commission on Seniors Early Childhood Council Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Human Rights Commission LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities JIC Representative: Alternative: Gregory Smith Serita Fontanesi Vincent Cobalis Hanna Huang Rebecca Austen Karen Crawford (Vice-Chair of JIC) Amy Temperley Raul Alvarez Amanda Afifi Idonna Griffith Charles Curry (Chair of JIC) Robin Orlowski Vanessa Bissereth Krystal Gomez Sally VanSickle Johanna Hosking Pulido Sharon Vigil Kimberly Brienzi Ryn Gonzalez Joey Gidseg JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) AGENDA CALL TO ORDER The meeting is called to order by Chair Charles Curry at: July 27th, 2022 PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten 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 MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the COMMISSION’S SPECIAL CALLED MEETING on July 20, 2022. STAFF BRIEFINGS 2. DISCUSSION ITEMS 4. Staff Presentation from the Office of Sustainability on Austin First Food Plan. Staff Presentation from Austin Energy on the Medically Vulnerable Registry Program. Discussion of FY22-23 Budget Process, Recommendations and Endorsements DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 5. Discussion and possible action a resolution approving …

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) July 27th, 2022 REGULAR MEETING of the JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2022 3:00 P.M. City of Austin Permitting and Development Center, Room 1215 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr., Austin, Texas 78752 MEETING AGENDA This meeting is being held in a hybrid format, and some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (July 26th by 12pm-Noon). All public comments will occur at the beginning of the meeting and public speakers will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. To speak or attend remotely, residents must contact the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm-noon on Tuesday, July 26th, 2022. Please telephone call at (512) 978-1797 or email jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov. The information required is the speaker’s name, the 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). CURRENT JIC MEMBER COMMISSIONS & REPRESENTATIVES: Member Commission: African American Resource Advisory Commission Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Commission for Women Commission on Immigrant Affairs Commission on Seniors Early Childhood Council Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Human Rights Commission LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities JIC Representative: Alternative: Gregory Smith Serita Fontanesi Vincent Cobalis Hanna Huang Rebecca Austen Karen Crawford (Vice-Chair of JIC) Amy Temperley Raul Alvarez Amanda Afifi Idonna Griffith Charles Curry (Chair of JIC) Robin Orlowski Vanessa Bissereth Krystal Gomez Sally VanSickle Johanna Hosking Pulido Sharon Vigil Kimberly Brienzi Ryn Gonzalez Joey Gidseg JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) AGENDA CALL TO ORDER The meeting is called to order by Chair Charles Curry at: July 27th, 2022 PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten 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 MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the COMMISSION’S SPECIAL CALLED MEETING on July 20, 2022. STAFF BRIEFINGS 2. DISCUSSION ITEMS 4. 3. 6. 7. 8. Staff Presentation from the Office of Sustainability on Austin First Food Plan. Staff Presentation from Austin Energy on the Medically Vulnerable Registry Program. Discussion of FY22-23 Budget Process, Recommendations and Endorsements DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 5. Discussion and possible …

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GRACE ACT - Backup for Endorsement original pdf

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POLICY DRAFT - NOT SUBJECT TO PIR RESOLUTION NO. WHEREAS, the City of Austin honors the rights of pregnant people to bodily autonomy and control over their private medical decisions; and WHEREAS, access to safe and legal abortion is a deciding factor in long-term health, safety, and quality of life; and WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States has overturned the 1973 landmark ruling, Roe v. Wade, which previously prevented individual states from directly banning such care; and WHEREAS, on June 16, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law HB 1280, that criminalizes abortion at the felony level with a sentence of up to 99 years in prison and no exception for rape or incest, and which will take effect statewide 30 days after the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade; and DRAFT WHEREAS, anti-choice legislators have weaponized the language of criminal law to stigmatize reproductive choice, and the Council considers the phrase “abortion, miscarriage, or other reproductive healthcare act” to accurately encompass all criminalized acts under Texas laws which seek to criminalize pregnancy outcomes; and and including abortion; and WHEREAS, people have a basic human right to medical treatment, up to WHEREAS, eliminating legal access to abortion has been empirically proven to dramatically increase the risk of death, bodily injury, and infertility, especially within low-income communities and communities of color; and Page 1 of 4 POLICY DRAFT - NOT SUBJECT TO PIR WHEREAS, the resources of the City must always be dedicated to the health and wellbeing of its residents; and and WHEREAS, the City Council has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to abortion access in Resolution Nos. 20130321-045, 20140925-082, 20141120-038, 20151015-039, 20170126-045, 20181004-035, and. 20210930-111; WHEREAS, in the 1973 Roe v. Wade majority opinion, Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun stated, “[The] right of privacy, whether it be founded in the Fourteenth Amendment’s concept of personal liberty and restrictions upon state action, as we feel it is, or, as the District Court determined, in the Ninth Amendment’s reservation of rights to the people, is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy”; and DRAFT WHEREAS, the right to privacy should protect doctors, patients, and all others providing abortion-related medical care from any criminal investigation related to decisions made within the healthcare provider-patient relationship so long as those decisions occur without coercion, force, or negligence; and WHEREAS, equitable access to abortion care …

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Approved Regular Meeting Minutes - July 27th, 2022 original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) REGULAR MEETING MINUTES July 27th, 2022 REGULAR MEETING of the JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2022 3:00 P.M. City of Austin Permitting and Development Center, Room 1215 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr., Austin, Texas 78752 MEETING MINUTES This meeting is being held in a hybrid format, and some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or via telephone. Remote speakers must register in advance (July 26th by 12pm-Noon). All public comments will occur at the beginning of the meeting and public speakers will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. To speak or attend remotely, residents must contact the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm-noon on Tuesday, July 26th, 2022. Please telephone call at (512) 978-1797 or email jeremy.garza@austintexas.gov. The information required is the speaker’s name, the 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). CURRENT JIC MEMBER COMMISSIONS & REPRESENTATIVES: Member Commission: African American Resource Advisory Commission Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission Commission for Women Commission on Immigrant Affairs Commission on Seniors Early Childhood Council Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Human Rights Commission LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities JIC Representative: Alternative: Gregory Smith+++ Serita Fontanesi Vincent Cobalis+-+ Hanna Huang Rebecca Austen - Karen Crawford - (Vice-Chair of JIC) Amy Temperley+-+ Raul Alvarez+00 Amanda Afifi +-+ Diana Melendez Krystal Gomez Sally VanSickle Johanna Hosking Pulido Sharon Vigil Idonna Griffith+-+ Charles Curry++ (Chair of JIC) Robin Orlowski++- Kimberly Brienzi- Ryn Gonzalez+- Joey Gidseg July 27th, 2022 JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MEETING MINUTES CALL TO ORDER The meeting is called to order by Chair Charles Curry at: 3:06pm ROLL CALL: ● Rebecca Austen – Commission on Women ● Karen Crawford – Commission in Immigrant Affairs Absent: Present: ● Gregory Smith – African American Resource Advisor Commission ● Vincent Cobalis – Asian American Quality of Life Commission ● Amy Temperley – Commission on Seniors ● Charles Curry & Ryn Gonzalez – LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Commission ● Robin Orlowski – Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities ● Amanda Afifi – Hispanic Quality of Life Advisory Commission ● Raul Alvarez – Early Childhood Council ● Idonna Griffith – Human Rights …

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