Joint Inclusion CommitteeJune 22, 2022

Approved Minutes - JIC June 2022 Regular Meeting — original pdf

Approved Minutes
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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES June 22nd, 2022 JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) June 22nd, 2022 at 3:00pm Austin City Hall Boards and Commissions Room 301 W. 2nd Steet, Austin, TX AUSTIN, TEXAS 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 (June 21st by 12pm-Noon). All residents must contact the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm-Noon on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Please telephone call at (512) 978-1797 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 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: Gregory Smith Alternative: 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 MEETING MINUTES June 22nd, 2022 AGENDA CALL TO ORDER 3:06pm ROLL CALL: Absent: ● Rebecca Austen – Commission on Women - ● Present: Idonna Griffith – Human Rights Commission - ● Gregory Smith & Serita Fontanesi – African American Resource Advisor Commission + ● Vincent Cobalis – Asian American Quality of Life Commission + ● Amy Temperley – Commission on Seniors + ● Karen Crawford – Commission in Immigrant Affairs + ● Charles Curry – 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 + PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 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. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by 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. To register, please email the Equity Office’s Commission Liaison,, or call at (512) 987-1797 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Minutes from May 25th, 2022 a. Motion by Karen Crawford to approve the JIC meeting minutes from May 2022. Seconded by Robin Orlowski. No motion for addition or corrections. All in favor, none opposed, motion passes unanimously. 2. PRESENTATIONS a. Colony Park Development: Budget recommendation from the African American Resource Advisory Commission tabled for additional information • Reporting to City Council & the Mayor at the end of June 2022 • 380 units of affordable housing • The only anti-displacement measures are through community partnerships, of which Project Connect Anti-displacement dollars are the only partnership & dollars somewhat confirmed. • Please refer to presentation and recording on backup. b. Community focused process used by Community Advancement Network – send an email to Charles Curry if you are interested in applying this framework to the JIC. c. CONNECTATX JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 3. OLD BUSINESS June 22nd, 2022 a. Discussion of FY22-23 Budget Process, Recommendations and Endorsements b. The budget office has agreed to a presentation on the City Manager’s proposed budget on Wednesday July 20th. a. Staff Presentation from the Office of Sustainability on Austin’s First Food Plan – w/ FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Sergio Torres-Peralta ADJOURNMENT At 5:07pm The minutes were approved at the July 20th special called meeting on Commissioner Cobalis’ motion, and Commissioner Griffith’s second, on a unanimous vote. 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 the Equity Office’s Commission/Neighborhood Liaison at (512) 987-1797 or email at; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Joint Inclusion Committee please contact Jeremy Garza via phone at (512) 987-1797 or (preferably) via email at