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20230628-007: Joint Recommendation in Support of Transgender Rights original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSSION COMMITTEE (JIC) RECOMMENDATION 20230628-007 STATEMENT OF TRANSGENDER RIGHTS Date: June 28, 2023 Subject: Joint Endorsement of the Human Rights Commission’s Recommendation 20230424-07: Statement of Transgender Rights Motioned by: Commissioner Rebecca Austen Seconded By: Commissioner Richard Bondi HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20230424-07 JOINTLY ENDORSED RECOMMENDATION TO AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL WHEREAS, as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, and WHEREAS, decisions regarding the healthcare of children should be made by the parents, in consult with their children and their doctors, and WHEREAS, in the 88th session of the Texas Legislature, legislation is currently being considered that, should it become law, would deny the right of parents and their children to seek gender- affirming healthcare of any kind, and WHEREAS, denial of gender-affirming healthcare is hateful and harmful, and can cause extreme emotional and physical distress for transgender children and their families, and WHEREAS; the Texas Legislature is also considering a constitutional amendment that would assert and guarantee Parental Rights; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Joint Inclusion Committee of the City of Austin urges the Mayor and the City Council to condemn this attempt to interfere with the rights of parents to make decisions with and on behalf of their children regarding their physical and mental health, and that we stand united in our support of transgender children and adults, as well as with all LGTBQIA+ communities everywhere. ROLL CALL VOTE: 5 – 1 – 0 For: African American Resource Advisory Commission: Serita Fontanesi Commission for Women: Rebecca Austen Asian American Quality-of-Life Advisory Commission: Hanna Huang Commission on Aging: Richard Bondi Commission on Immigrant Affairs: Miriam Dorantes Hispanic/Latino Quality-of Life-Resource Advisory Commission: Amanda Afifi Against: None. Abstain: Human Rights Commission: Kimberly Brienzi & Morgan Davis Absent: Early Childhood Council: Leonor Vargas & Eliza Gordon Attest: Jeremy Garza, Staff Liaison, Equity Office: LGBTQ+ Quality-of-Life Advisory Commission: VACANT at time of vote. Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities: Jennifer Powell & Elizabeth Meyer x_______________________________

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COA Telework Policy PowerPoint Presentation to JIC original pdf

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City of Austin’s Te le work Equity Impact Joint Inclusion Committee June 28, 20 23 Whitne y Holt Pushing for a return to office rather than expanding telework demonstrates leadership that is out of touch with the needs of taxpayers and the workforce. Repealing telework is an effective pay cut that will have disproportionately negative impact across race and gender. Telework facilitates a more diverse and inclusive workplace. A fully maximized telework policy is the only option that both saves taxpayers money and brings the City of Austin closer to our Climate Equity goals. Even when commutes are reduced in frequency, the function and existence of office buildings being utilized even just one day a week by each worker negatively impacts the environment and diverts land resources from projects that better meet community needs.

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Community Investment Budget_PowerPoint Presentation to the JIC original pdf

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Welcome to the Community Investment Budget Information Session! Hosted by Equity Action AT X Introductions Who is Equity Action? ● Equity Action is a P olitical Action Committee (P AC) focused on centering equity and justice in Austin’s political system. W hat is the Community Investment Budget? ● In collaboration with dozens of community organizations, Equity Action has been facilitating a 2024 Community Investment Budget that will ask Austin City Council to commit to invest directly to community needs, such as: increased wages for P arent Support Specialists, emergency rental assistance and tenant support services, social services for those experiencing homelessness, increased funding for park support, and much more. History of CIB and other Community-Led Budget Initiatives Austin has a long history of community-based budgeting. ● Over many years Communities of Color United presented their P eople’s Budget. T hey started something amazing, where people discuss and decide priorities for local spending. ● T hen in 2021, the Austin P olice Association and Save Austin Now put a measure on the ballot that would have required Austin to spend all the available new money coming in on police, regardless of other needs. Austin said No W ay! ● Out of that big coalition to protect the budget came the first Community Investment Budget for F Y22-23. W e pressed the city to think about public safety in a new way -- well maintained parks, shelter, youth activities, EMS’s staffing, an independent forensic lab. ● T his year we’re back, because housing stability, workforce development, child development, and increasing wages for City Employees and EMS should be of utmost priority in the upcoming budget cycle. Who are the organizations involved? ACLU of Texas Alliance for Safety and Justice Austin Area Urban League Austin Community Law Center Austin Environmental Democrats Austin Justice Coalition Austin Mutual Aid Austin Urban Technology Movement Avow Blackland CDC Black Lives Veggies The Nonprofit Black Mamas ATX Community Resilience Trust Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice District 5 for Black Lives East Austin Conservancy Education Austin Equity Action Fruitful Commons Fund Texas Choice Go Austin/ Vamos Austin Ground Game Texas Hungry Hill Foundation Just Liberty Lilith Fund MISMA (Mujeres Inspiradas en Sueños, Metas y Acciones) Planning Our Communities Pro Choice with Heart Public Citizen Save Our Springs Alliance Sierra Club, Austin Regional Group Statewide Leadership Council Sunrise Movement Austin Survive2Thrive Foundation Sustainable Food Center Texas Center for Justice …

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June 28, 2023

FY24 Financial Forecast from City Manager's Office original pdf

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Table of Contents General Fund ................................................................................. 3 Enterprise Departments Typical Ratepayer Impact ..................................................... 9 Austin Code ........................................................................... 10 Austin Convention Center .................................................... 12 Austin Energy ........................................................................ 14 Austin Resource Recovery ................................................... 19 Austin Water ......................................................................... 23 Aviation .................................................................................. 27 Development Services ......................................................... 29 Transportation and Public Works ...................................... 31 Watershed Protection ......................................................... 35 Capital Improvement Program ................................................ 39 Unfunded Items from Council ................................................... 41 Appendix: 2023 Economic & Sales Tax Forecast ................ 45 General Fund Forecast Expenditures The General Fund is the general operating fund for the City of Austin. It includes ten departments that provide programs, activities, and services directly to the citizens of Austin, as well as to surrounding communities. Total FY 2024 base expenditures for the General Fund are projected at $1.33 billion, which is $50.0 million, or 3.9%, higher than the FY 2023 Approved Budget. The largest portion of the General Fund budget, approximately 64.4%, is allocated to the four existing public safety departments: Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services and Forensic Science. The community service departments, namely Parks and Recreation, Austin Public Health, Library, Animal Services, Municipal Court and the Housing and Planning Department collectively comprise 29.7% of the General Fund budget. Transfers & Other represent the remaining 5.9% of General Fund resources. Uses of Funds ‐ General Fund ($1,327.4 million) Parks and Recreation 9.2% Housing and Planning 1.5% Municipal Court 2.9% Libraries 5.1% Austin Public Health 9.6% Forensic Science 1.1% For the FY 2024 Forecast, General Fund expenditures are projecting to increase by $50.0 million over the FY 2023 Amended Budget. Major cost drivers and year-over-year adjustments include:  Sworn public safety personnel costs in the amount of $38.4 million, including for pay enhancements approved in 2023, increased health insurance and pension contribution costs, and the projected impact of prospective new meet-and-confer agreements; o EMS, Fire, and Police labor negotiations are on-going and this forecast includes placeholder values—projected based on market factors and historical trends—for the ultimate cost of these contracts;  $14.3 million for personnel and benefit cost drivers for our civilian workforce related to wages, market-driven salary adjustments, health insurance, and pension contribution increases; Police 36.3% Transfers & Other 5.9% Animal Services 1.4% Emergency Medical Services 9.1% Fire 17.9% FY 2024-2028 FINANCIAL FORECAST REPORT3 I Page  $10.0 million to return to a cash-funding model for Police vehicle replacements and associated wireless equipment expenses, as the frequency and regularity of their replacement make …

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June 28, 2023

JIC Budget Workshop & Town Hall Dates (Fall 2023) original pdf

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Joint Inclusion Commi(cid:425)ee FY23‐24/FY24‐25 Budget Process Please save these dates! Budget Workshop: This is a special workshop, jointly organized by the Budget Office & Equity Office, that invites all budget workgroups from all ten commissions to a(cid:425)end and meet face to face with the department leadership and their staff from the City Departments whom y’all have submi(cid:425)ed budget recommenda(cid:415)ons to. This event offers commissioners an opportunity to strengthen rela(cid:415)onships with department leadership, and ques(cid:415)on priori(cid:415)es and ques(cid:415)on if, where, and how your budget recommenda(cid:415)ons have been approved and incorporated or rejected. City Departments normally in a(cid:425)endance include: Aus(cid:415)n Public Health, Parks & Recrea(cid:415)on Department, Aus(cid:415)n Transporta(cid:415)on Department, Aus(cid:415)n Housing & Planning Department, Communica(cid:415)ons & Public Informa(cid:415)on Office, Economic Development Department, Aus(cid:415)n Public Library, and more!  Saturday, September 16th, 2023 from 11am to 1pm Budget Town Halls: Last year, we could these “Quality‐of‐Life Town Halls.” These events are the only formal community outreach that commissions organize every year. These town halls invite members of the public to come and share the most important issues impac(cid:415)ng their lives, which will help shape budget recommenda(cid:415)ons for FY24‐25 which are due at the end of March 2024. These events also provide an opportunity to let members of the public influence the advocacy priori(cid:415)es for all commissions. These town halls are only successful if commissioners help organize, spread the word, and help get people to a(cid:425)end.  Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 ‐ Budget Town Hall #1 for the public (Evening/Night‐ time Dinner Event, 6:30pm ‐ 8:00pm) HOSTED IN PERSON  Thursday, October 26th, 2023 ‐ Budget Town Hall #2 for the public (Day‐time/Lunch  Saturday, November 4th, 2023 ‐ Budget Town Hall #3 for the public (Weekend/Saturday Event, 12:00 pm ‐ 1:30 pm) HOSTED VIRTUALY ONLY Event, 11:00 am ‐ 12:30 pm) HOSTED IN PERSON  Pending approval from the Budget Office on a 4th Town Hall hosted VIRTUALY ONLY

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Joint Inclusion Committee Telework Report original pdf

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Joint Inclusion Committee Telework Report (1) Pushing for a return to office rather than expanding telework demonstrates leadership that is out of touch with the needs of taxpayers and the workforce. Travis County recently won national recognition for their telework policy. Among the many benefits cited by Commissioner Shea, includes the $1.3 million saved in utilities costs for 2020-2021 for the 50% of their workforce (~2500) that is eligible for complete or mostly remote work. Outside consultants estimated that Travis County could reduce its administrative space by as much as 83%, or more than 1 million square feet. About 40% of the county's real estate is made up of administrative space. Even though the percentages wouldn’t be exact based on the difference between City and County services, roughly speaking if these were reflected of City resources, we could expect: ● 8000 workers working completely or mostly remote. The City stated that 5,817 workers currently telework; however, this seems low and it was unclear how the numbers account for workers who have been required to conduct all or part of their week in office despite lack of business need to do so. This means 8000 fewer cars on the road, and a reduction in the traffic, environmental, and safety concerns related to these commutes. ● Well over one billion dollars in cost savings in just a few years due to the $48,126,000 spent annually on building leases alone (pg. 71 of document, pg 98 of PDF), and $541,000 on land. This cost does not include the multi millions spent on utilities, maintenance, landscaping, security, insurance, and other administrative building related costs. Embracing a maximized telework policy allows for better utilization of real estate and taxpayer dollars, which is outlined in more detail on page 10. In addition to the cost savings cited by Travis County, Commissioner Shea outlines the positive impact that telework has had on their recruitment and retention: “The remote work policy has been a boon for recruitment, according to Zephyr Stone, the county’s talent planning and engagement manager. Compared to fewer than 23,000 applications in 2019, the county received more than 30,000 in 2020, before settling down to just below 30,000 in the past two years.” This stands in stark contrast to the City’s vacancy rate being up 60% from where it was in 2019. Part of the coordinated Citywide campaign to reduce vacancy rates included the benefit …

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April 26, 2023

JIC Meeting Agenda - April 26th, 2023 original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) MEETING AGENDA APRIL 26th, 2023 REGULAR MEETING of the JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26th, 2023 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 (April 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 Community Services Program Coordinator, Jeremy Garza, no later than 12pm-noon (CST) on Tuesday, April 25th, 2023. 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 Primary Representative: Alternate Representative: Gregory Smith Serita Fontanesi Vincent Cobalis Hanna Huang Rebecca Austen Amy Temperley Commission for Women Commission on Aging Commission on Immigrant Affairs VACANT Early Childhood Council Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission Human Rights Commission Leonor Vargas Amanda Afifi LGBTQ+ Quality of Life Advisory Commission Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities Idonna Griffith (Vice-Chair of JIC) Charles Curry (Chair of JIC) Jennifer Powell Diana Melendez Richard Bondi VACANT Eliza Gordon Sharon Vigil Kimberly Brienzi Ryn Gonzales VACANT JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) MEETING AGENDA APRIL 26th, 2023 MEETING AGENDA 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 COMMITTEE’s SPECIAL CALLED MEETING on the BUDGET on March 29th, 2023. STAFF BRIEFING 2. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Staff Presentation: Project Connect & the Austin Transportation Partnership (ATP) – Nan Dowling 3. 4. 5. 6. Discussion and possible action to approve the FY23-24 Budget Recommendation on Hungry Hill Homeless, submitted by the African American Resource Advisory Commission Discussion and possible action to …

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April 26, 2023

JIC Regular Meeting Minutes 04.26.2023 (Approved) original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) MEETING MINTUES APRIL 26th, 2023 JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) REGULAR MEETING MINUTES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26th, 2023 The JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE convened in a REGULAR meeting on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26th, 2023, at AUSTIN CITY HALL - BOARDS & COMMISSIONS ROOM, 301 W. 2ND STREET in AUSTIN, TEXAS. Chair CHARLES CURRY called the JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE MEETING to order at 3:05 pm CST. Commissioners in Attendance: LGBTQ+ Quality-of-Life Advisory Commission: Charles Curry (Chair) Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: African American Resource Advisory Commission: Serita Fontanesi Asian American Quality-of-Life Advisory Commission: Vincent Cobalis Commission for Women: Rebecca Austen Commission on Aging: Amy Temperley Early Childhood Council: Leonor Vargas Hispanic/Latino Quality-of Life-Resource Advisory Commission: Amanda Afifi Human Rights Commission: Kimberly Brienzi Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities: Jennifer Powell Commissioners Absent: Commission on Immigrant Affairs: Juan Vences-Benitez & Krystal Gomez 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. NONE. APRIL 26th, 2023 JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) MEETING MINTUES APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the COMMITTEE’s SPECIAL CALLED MEETING on the BUDGET on March 29th, 2023. The minutes from the meeting of MARCH 29th, 2023, were approved on COMMISSIONER AMY TEMPERLEY’s motion, COMMISSIONER KIMBERLY BRIENZI’s second on a 8 – 0 vote. (Off the Dais: African American Resource Advisory Commission. Absent: Commission on Immigrant Affairs) STAFF BRIEFING 2. Staff Presentation: Project Connect & the Austin Transportation Partnership (ATP) – Nan Dowling The presentation was made by: Yannis Banks, Larsen Andres & Alvin Lingingstone Soliciting commissioner and community feedback at input@atptx.org DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 3. Discussion and possible action to approve the FY23-25 Budget Recommendation on Hungry Hill Homeless, submitted by the African American Resource Advisory Commission The motion to approve the FY23-24 Budget Recommendations (under the JIC’s Affordability Priority) on Hungry Hill Homeless was approved on COMMISSIONER SERITA FONTANESI’s motion, COMMISSIONER AMANDA AFIFI’s second on a 6 – 2 – 0 vote. (Abstained: Mayor’s Committee for People w/ Disabilities, Jennifer Powell & Early Childhood Council, Leonor Vargas. Off the Dais: Human Rights Commission, Kimberly Brienzi. Absent: Commission on Immigrant Affairs) JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) MEETING MINTUES APRIL 26th, 2023 4. Discussion and possible action to approve the FY23-24 Budget Recommendation on Black Literature Investment, submitted by the African American Resource Advisory …

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20230426-003: FY23-24 Hungry Hill Homeless original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSSION COMMITTEE (JIC) FY23-2024 BUDGET RECOMMENDATION 20230426-003 AFFORDABILITY PRIORITY – HUNGRY HILL HOMELESS Date: April 26, 2023 Subject: Joint Endorsement of the African American Resource Advisory Commission’s FY23-24 Budget Recommendation 20230321-006: Hungry Hill Homeless (JIC Affordability Priority) Motioned by: Commissioner Serita Fontanesi Seconded By: Commissioner Amanda Afifi AFRICAN AMERICAN RESOURCE ADISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20230321-006 JOINTLY ENDORSED RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL ON FY23-2024 BUDGET WHEREAS, Austin the most livable city in the nation for all while building and sustaining a culture of equity across the city; and WHEREAS, the Austin Black population is only 7%; and WHEREAS, African Americans make up a plurality, 36% – the largest proportion – of those who are experiencing homelessness in Austin; and WHEREAS, those figures serve as a reality check that cannot be explained without looking squarely at the root causes that for too long have kept African Americans at the bottom of the pile of people in Austin; and WHEREAS; racism unfairly disadvantages specific individuals and communities, while unfairly giving advantages to other individuals and communities, and diminishes the the strength of the who society through the waste of Human Resources; and WHEREAS, the City of Austin’s collective prosperity depends upon the equitable access to opportunity for every resident regardless of the color of their skin; and WHEREAS, the 1928 Master Plan separated Austinites with race as a sole factor, acting as a legalized form of segregation, created a “negro district”, and resulted in the intentional and negatively disproportional restriction of resources for Black community- the residential effects of which are still experienced today; and WHEREAS, Hungry Hill Foundation is breaking the cycle of unsheltered Black people and providing an opportunity for them to defeat homelessness and reclaim their dignity; and WHEREAS, Hungry Hill Foundation is a nonprofit that helps the East Austin homeless community; and WHEREAS, Hungry Hill Foundation offers programs to the homeless community to teach them about workforce development and have opportunities to move into transitional housing; and WHEREAS, Hungry Hill Foundation relies heavily on the individual donations to provide life success changes for its participants; and WHEREAS, Hungry Hill Foundation supports East Austin residents on their re-entry journey from unhoused to self-sufficient citizens through a holistic multi-tiered work/apprenticeship program; and WHEREAS, Hungry Hill Foundation seeks to expand and establish a new and more effective model for addressing long-term homelessness that can be replicated within our city, our state, and eventually …

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April 26, 2023

20230426-004: FY23-24 Black Literature Investment at APL original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSSION COMMITTEE (JIC) FY23-2024 BUDGET RECOMMENDATION 20230426-004 AFFORDABILITY PRIORITY – BLACK LITERATURE INVESTMENT AT APL Date: April 26, 2023 Subject: Joint Endorsement of the African American Resource Advisory Commission’s FY23-24 Budget Recommendation 20230321-007: Black Literature Investment for the Austin Public Library Motioned by: Commissioner Amy Temperley Seconded By: Commissioner Serita Fontanesi AFRICAN AMERICAN RESOURCE ADISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20230321-007 JOINTLY ENDORSED RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL ON FY23-2024 BUDGET WHEREAS, Austin the most livable city in the nation for all while building and sustaining a culture of equity across the city; and WHEREAS, this requires tackling tough issues such as institutional racism and implicit bias; WHEREAS, Austin values inclusiveness and embraces diversity; and WHEREAS, African-Americans comprise 7% of Austin’s population due increased gentrification and lack of resources; and WHEREAS, the city of Austin recognizes the structural and historical and a need for alleviation of these wrongs by critically transforming its institutions and creating a culture of equity; and WHEREAS, African Americans and its residents are an intricate community that holds deep relevance to Austin’s history and continued diversity; and WHEREAS; African Americans in Austin want to stay and plan their lives where they want to grow and have good experiences, where their children can have a good education, good jobs, arts and music they are attracted to; and WHEREAS, Austin Public schools and Public Libraries are ingrained in our communities and nurture the minds of future generations; and WHEREAS, there are current efforts to ban books of cultural value and significance that reflect African American history and cultural heritage from our public schools; and WHEREAS, an erasure of African-American literature in Austin Public schools would constitute another inequitable action that would not serve in best interest of the small percentage of African-Americans who reside within Austin city limits; and WHEREAS, Austin Public Libraries and Austin Public Schools work hand in hand to educate and inspire ALL through the joy of reading; and WHEREAS, Austin Public Libraries are a vital asset to African American communities for summer reading programs and access to cultural specific literature and media; and WHEREAS, African American literature should be given particular attention in Austin Public Libraries by increasing its catalog selection; and WHEREAS, All Austinites will benefit from the increased availability of “banned” and increased African Literature in Austin Public Libraries; and WHEREAS, Austin Public Libraries serve as an extension of Austin Public Schools for African- American youth; …

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April 26, 2023

Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) Presentation to JIC on 04.26.2023 original pdf

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AUSTIN LIGHT RAIL UPDATE Joint Inclusion Committee April 26, 2023 WHAT IS LIGHT RAIL ARTIST REPRESENTATIONS • Light rail is an electric train system used in metropolitan areas • Light rail is part of the overall transit network, connecting people to key destinations where they live, work and play to improve: o Mobility o Connectivity o Affordability o Sustainability 1 Light Rail Vehicle Light Rail Vehicle Interior Guadalupe Street at UT Austin Multi-ModalConnectivity Station Viewat Pleasant Valley PRECEDENTS Paris, France Portland, Oregon Sydney, Australia Seattle, Washington Ontario, Canada AUSTIN'S PATH TO LIGHT RAIL 2016 2019 2020 2021-2023 JUNE 2023 • ASMP approved • Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP) • Project Connect visioning kickoff • Austin votes to invest in Project Connect • Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) formed • Light Rail Implementation Plan development and preliminary engineering • Advance Austin’s light rail program • ATP Board, CapMetro Board, and City Council approve updated Light Rail Implementation Plan Community Dialogue Light Rail Implementation Plan Update 2 MEASURES AND VALUES Financial Viability Technical Feasibility Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Criteria for Federal Funding Planning Data Community Values Connects with Austin’s Current and Future Transit System 3 MEASURES AND VALUES Multimodal Connectivity Accessibility / Universal Design COMMUNITY VALUES Healthcare Facilities Education Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions Environmental Benefits / Impacts Mobility and Customer Experience Access to Opportunities Environmental Benefits Land Use and Housing 4 Affordable Housing POPULATION DENSITY Census 2020 BIPOC SHARE OF POPULATION Black, Indigenous, & People of Color Census 2020 CURRENT EMPLOYMENT DENSITY Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) 2019 AFFORDABLE HOUSING City of Austin Comprehensive Affordable Housing Directory TRANSIT CONNECTIONS CapMetro TRAILS AND BIKE PATHS City of Austin Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP) LIGHT RAIL CORE SYSTEM OPTIONS S 1st St. Crossing Option S 1st St. Crossing Option Trinity St. Crossing Option Trinity St. Crossing Option ON-STREET: NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER TO PLEASANT VALLEY ON-STREET: 38TH TO OLTORF TO YELLOW JACKET PARTIAL UNDERGROUND: UT TO YELLOW JACKET ON-STREET: 29TH TO THE AIRPORT PARTIAL ELEVATED: 29TH TO OLTORF TO YELLOW JACKET 11 ON-STREET: N. LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER TO PLEASANT VALLEY • On-street from North Lamar Transit Center to Pleasant Valley Rd. on E. Riverside Dr. • Lady Bird Lake crossing options at Guadalupe/S. 1st St. OR Trinity St. AVG. NUMBER OF DAILY RIDERS SERVED 38,600 - 39,300 MILES OF NEW LIGHT RAIL 9.6 - 9.8 Guadalupe/ S. 1st St. Crossing Option Trinity St. Crossing Option ON-STREET: …

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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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Dec. 7, 2022

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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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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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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Meeting Minutes - JIC October 26th, 2022 (Approved) original pdf

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JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 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 MINTUES 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 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 + 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 26th, 2022 JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (JIC) REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MEETING MINUTES CALL TO ORDER The meeting is called to order by Chair Charles Curry at: 3:01pm ROLL CALL: ABSENT: PRESENT:  Human Rights Commission: Idonna Griffith & Kimberly Brienzi  African American Resource Advisory Commission: Gregory Smith  Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission: Vincent Cobalis  Commission for Women: Rebecca Austen  Commission on Immigrant Affairs: Karen Crawford  Commission on Aging: Amy Temperley & Richard Bondi  Early Childhood Council: Raul Alvarez  Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission: Amanda Afifi …

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