Joint Inclusion Committee - Dec. 7, 2022

Joint Inclusion Committee Regular Meeting of the Joint Inclusion Committee - Hybrid Meeting Format: in-person at City Hall and Virtual/Online participation via WebEx

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 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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20221207_011 JIC Recommendation on Leadership Appointments (re: Director/Chief Vacancies in the Equity Office & Office of Police Oversight) original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION 20221207-011: Leadership Appointments December 7, 2022 Date: Subject: Leadership Appointments Recommendation to Council WHEREAS, the Joint Inclusion Committee (“Committee”) of the City of Austin (“City”) advises City Council (“Council”) on issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion; and WHEREAS, the City’s Equity Office and Office of Police Oversight have leadership vacancies, which are in the in the early stages of being filled; and WHEREAS, these leadership positions oversee city departments responsible for building public trust and addressing issues related to quality of life, racial equity, human rights, police misconduct, community engagement, transparency, and accountability; and WHEREAS, the Committee views a rigorous community engagement effort, particularly with communities which are historically underrepresented, as essential to the hiring process for these leadership positions; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Committee recommends that City Council direct staff to incorporate the following considerations in the hiring process for the Equity Office and Office of Police Oversight leadership positions: • That community engagement be a priority in the hiring of candidates, • That community engagement occur early and throughout the hiring process rather than solely with the candidate finalists, • That the community engagement effort includes gathering input from underrepresented communities, and, • That the candidates pool be representative of the communities served by these Offices, • That candidates be assessed and selected based on their experience, track record, and performance related to issues surrounding gender and racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. 1 JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS 20221207-011: ON LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS • Hanna Huang – Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission • Rebecca Austen – Commission for Women • Juan Vences-Benitez – Commission on Immigrant Affairs • Amy Temperley – Commission on Aging • Raul Alvarez – Early Childhood Council • Amanda Afifi – Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission • Idonna Griffith – Human Rights Commission • Charles Curry – LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Advisory Commission • Robin Orlowski – Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities • Gregory Smith/Serita Fontanesi – African American Resource Advisory Commission Attest: Jeremy Garza, Staff Liaison, Equity Office: X_____________________________12/07/2022 VOTE For: Against: None. Abstain: None. Absent: 2

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