Joint Inclusion CommitteeSept. 22, 2021

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE September 22nd, 2021 at 3:00 PM City Hall Board and Commissions – Room 1101 301 W 2nd St. #1120 Austin, Texas 78701 CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Hispanic Quality of Life Advisory Commission: Amanda Afifi Alternate: Sharon Vigil Alternate: Johanna Hosking Pulido Early Childhood Council: Raul Alvarez Commission for Women: Flannery Bope Alternate: Rebecca Austen Comission for Seniors: Janee Briesemeister Alternate: Sally VanSickle Human Rights Commission: Jamarr Brown Alternate: Idona Griffith BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 1. Amanda Afifi 2. Vincent Cobalis 3. Raul Alvarez 4. Karen Crawford 5. Rebecca Austen 6. Charles Curry 7. Emily de Maria 8. Robin Orlowski Asian American Quality of Life Commission: Vincent Cobalis Alternate: Hanna Huang Commission on Immigrant Affairs: Karen Crawford (Vice Chair) Alternate: Krystal Gomez Alternate: Charles Curry LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission: Sandra Chavez (Chair) Mayor’s Committee for People with Disability: Robin Orlowski African American Resource Advisory Commission: Gregory Smith Alternate: Joey Gidseg Alternate: Marissa Jones 9. Gregory Smith MINUTES CALL TO ORDER 3:05pm meeting called to order by Chair CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Minutes from August 25th 2. PRESENTATIONS 3. OLD BUSINESS Austin Presentation from EOC by Bryce Bencivengo about the Winter Storm Response. a. Discussion and updates on the 2021 – 2022 FY budget process from the City of The overall impression was that the FY21-22 budget process was not successful in meeting the needs outlined in the recommendations made by JIC Commissions. Commissioners will follow up with the departments on their commission’s budget requests and report back on what was funded or not funded at our next meeting b. Discussion of next year’s budget process, including recommendations based on last year’s experience The committee decided to be more proactive this year, and start our discussions early. Commissioners will return to their commission to discuss some of the top budget priorities, then report them back to the staff liaison by December 1 to have a discussion about budget priorities at our December meeting. The committee identified digital as well as language access issues; community engagement barriers; health care (including issues surfaced in the pandemic response as well as mental health) affordability - notably in housing as well as for the unhoused; public safety; immigrant legal services as issues that in the past have been priority concerns in several commissions 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion of future Committee meetings and the requirement to meet in-person b. Discussion of 2021 Annual Review Report, including goals and possible work plan for the coming year Commissioner Alvarez presented about his work with CAN and we discussed how we can approach our work as a committee FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS a. Presentation from Chief Chacon b. Presentation from Comms and Tech office about their digital access study c. Presentation from Commissioner Alvarez re: community-centered approach ADJOURNMENT Meeting adjourned at 5:07 PM. 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 Enakshi Ganguly at the Equity Office, at (512) 987 – 1569 or for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Joint Inclusion Committee, please contact Enakshi Ganguly at (512) 987 – 1569 or