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Jan. 4, 2021

PSC Meeting Agenda for January 4, 2021 original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the Public Safety Commission January 4, 2021 at 3:00pm Public Safety Commission meeting to be held, January 4, 2021 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (January 3, 2021 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the January 4, 2021 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION Meeting, members of the public must •Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-5747 or Janet.jackson@austintexas.gov no later than noon, January 3, 2021 (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to Janet.jackson@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION la junta en FECHA de la reunion January 4, 2021 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (January 3, 2021 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de (512) 974-5747 or Janet.jackson@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por …

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Jan. 4, 2021

Video - Public Safety Commission Meeting -1-4-2021 original link

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Backup document - Item#3-APD racial profiling presentation original pdf

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The Office of Police Oversight, the Equity Office and the Office of Innovation Present: Joint Report: Analysis of APD’s 2019 Racial Profiling Data Public Safety Commission| December 7, 2020 Strategic Direction 2023 Kim Olivares, Chief Performance Officer Council Direction • Resolution No. 20200611-050 established zero racial disparity goals for the Safety outcome, including in motor vehicles stops, in citations and arrests resulting from motor vehicle stops, and in use-of-force incidents • The resolution directed staff to utilize the Joint Analysis on APD Racial Profiling Data to serve as the baseline measurement of metric S.D.1a-c and use future reports as the baseline for use-of-force incidents and officer-involved deaths Our Process • Assembled leadership and supporting staff from Office of Police Oversight, Equity Office, Innovation Office, Austin Police, and Office of Performance Management to collaborate on dashboard content and visualizations • Mainly utilized the SD23 performance dashboard measure design template to guide development of S.D.1a-c to maintain consistency with other SD23 measures • Incorporated key information from the Reimaging Public Safety website, Council resolutions, and Racial profiling reports and access raw data • Viewers can learn about measure background, breakdowns by outcome of motor vehicle stops, What’s Next? • Addition of 2019 Joint Analysis Report data and updated data visualizations/trending information • Development and updates to remaining/existing related SD23 measures Report Overview • The Office of Police Oversight, Office of Innovation, and Equity Office examined APD motor vehicle stop data from 2019, as well as trends from 2015-2019 to be in alignment with: • Resolution 50 - Zero Disparity • SD 23 - Fair Administration of Justice • Reimagining Public Safety 6 Methodology Kerry O’Connor, Chief Innovation Officer Methodology • The report accessed 2019 APD motor vehicle stop data from the City of Austin Open Data Portal for information about motor vehicle stops that result in field observations, warnings, citations, searches, and arrests • Proportional analysis was conducted using Austin population data from the 2010 Census Bureau data because it has the smallest margin of error • A new analysis looked at disparity of outcomes, comparing percentages of outcomes after drivers from different races/ethnicities were stopped Disproportionality and Disparate Impact • Disproportionality occurs when a population experiences underrepresentation or overrepresentation of a specific event based on their percentage of the population. • Proportionality is measured by the ratio between the percentage of persons in a particular racial or ethnic group at a …

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Jan. 4, 2021

PSC 1-4-2021 Mtg - Joyce James -APD Audit original pdf

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Racial Inequities and Institutional Racism: A Report Submitted to The City of Austin Equity Office and The Austin Police Department November 2020 TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Theories of Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …

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Jan. 4, 2021

PSC Back Up - EMS quarterly stats @ 1-4-2021 mtg original pdf

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PSC Backup document - EMS COVID-19 Stats at 1-4-2021mtg original pdf

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Public Safety Commission Meeting – January 2021 COVID-19 Information Sworn Civilian Positive COVID Cases % Positive Cases Positive COVID Covered by WC % Covered by WC Employees Currently Off due to COVID Employees Previously Off due to COVID Total Employees Off due to COVID Employees given ADA Accommodations due to COVID Employees Who Received City Emergency Leave Employees Who Received City Emergency Leave due to Workers' Comp Exposure % Due to Workers' Comp Exposure Employees Who Received City Emergency Leave and Expanded FMLA for care of their Children 39 87% 13 33% 26 307 333 1 165 0 0% 11 13% 6 0 1 0% 13 14 12 0 0% 3 1 pending Total 45 100% 13 29% 27 320 347 2 177 0 0% 14

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PSC Mtg 1-4-2021- APD Racial Profiling data report original pdf

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M E M O R A N D U M Mayor and City Council Members Farah Muscadin, Director, Office of Police Oversight Brion Oaks, Chief Equity Officer Kerry O’Connor, Chief Innovation Officer November 16, 2020 TO: FROM: DATE: SUBJECT: Joint Report: Analysis of Austin Police Department’s 2019 Racial Profiling Data In January 2020, the Office of Police Oversight, Equity Office, and Office of Innovation released the inaugural Joint Report: Analysis of APD Racial Profiling Data. That report analyzed racial disparity in APD motor vehicle stop data from 2015-2018 and provided recommendations. This current Joint Analysis of Austin Police Department’s Racial Profiling Report provides analysis of how various ethnic and racial groups experience motor vehicle stops in 2019. The 2019 data has shown that racial bias in traffic stops continues to persist, and in some instances worsen. The report is now available on the Office of Police Oversight’s website. Strategic Direction 2023 indicators in the Safety outcome include the fair administration of justice, which challenges our City to ensure that our enforcement and justice processes are accountable, fair, equitable, impartial and transparent. To achieve Strategic Direction 2023, comply with the direction provided in Resolution 50, and align with the Reimagining Public Safety framework, this report offers analysis and recommendations to address racial/ethnic disproportionality in motor vehicle stops to become more transparent, just, and solution-based. The 2019 data shows that: • Data from 2019 reveals that racial disparity in motor vehicle stops is still a pervasive problem, with Black/African Americans being the most overrepresented of all racial/ethnic groups in Austin. o Black/African Americans made up approximately 8% of Austin’s voting age population, but experienced 14% of motor vehicle stops, 25% of stops resulting in searches, and 25% of stops resulting in arrests. • APD vehicle stop data from 2019 also revealed a geographic disparity in warnings, field observations, and arrests. o Warnings and field observations were most concentrated on the west side of the city, while arrests were most concentrated on the east side of the city. Page 1 of 2 • In 2019, Black/African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos were overrepresented in motor vehicle stops by 6% and 2%, respectively, while White/Caucasians were underrepresented by 6%, and Asians were underrepresented by 3%. o While there was a 1% decline in the overrepresentation of Black/African Americans in motor vehicle stops from 2018 to 2019, the Black/African American driving population had two times more motor …

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Jan. 4, 2021

20210104-002: COVID and Public Safety Employees Workers Comp original pdf

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PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20210104-002 Date: Subject: January 4, 2021 Motioned by: Seconded by: Background facts: Rebecca Webber Rocky Lane COVID+ public safety personnel who can qualify for workers compensation benefits should receive HR support so that they receive a full measure of those benefits. --33% of ATCEMS COVID+ medics have received workers compensation benefits. --72% of APD COVID+ officers have received workers compensation benefits. --ATCEMS has adopted a presumption that medics who test positive WERE NOT exposed at work. --APD adopted the opposite presumption: that COVID+ officers WERE exposed at work. --ATCEMS employs a single HR staff person to assist injured medics with their workers compensation applications. This staff person is also tasked with assisting medics with their FMLA paperwork. --APD has two full-time employees assisting injured police officers to obtain the workers compensation benefits that they are entitled to receive. Recommendation: We recommend that the City Council direct the City Manager ensure that all front-line public safety personnel obtain the full measure of workers compensation benefits to which they are entitled. The following policies should be enacted as soon as possible: 1. All three public safety departments should adopt a presumption that a COVID+ employee was injured at work [note that APD has already adopted this policy]. 2. All three departments (but especially EMS) should be given additional HR resources to assist employees with the complicated process of obtaining workers compensation benefits. All public safety employees interacting with the public on the job should be made aware by HR that they CAN and SHOULD apply for workers compensation benefits as soon as they become COVID+. After that, all employees who choose to apply should be supported throughout the process. 3. The Human Resources Department should immediately undertake oversight of this process to ensure that all of Austin’s front-line public safety personnel are treated fairly and equitably as they continue to risk COVID exposure every day on the job. Vote: For: Unanimous (Commissioner Rebecca Gonzales, Rebecca Webber, Rocky Lane, Rebecca Bernhardt, Kathleen Hausenfluck, Nelly Ramirez, Michael Sierra-Arevalo and Daniela Nunez Against: zero Abstain: zero Absent: Commissioner William (Bill) Kelly Attest: [Staff or board member can sign] __________________________________

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Dec. 7, 2020

PSC Monthly Meeting Agenda for December 2020 original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the Public Safety Commission December 7, 2020 at 3:00pm Public Safety Commission meeting to be held December 7, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (December 6, 2020 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the December 7, 2020 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION Meeting, members of the public must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-5747 or Janet.jackson@austintexas.gov no later than noon, December 6, 2020 (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to Janet.jackson@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION la junta en FECHA de la reunion December 7, 2020 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (December 6, 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de (512) 974-5747 or Janet.jackson@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por …

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Dec. 7, 2020

Video - PSC Remote Meeting 12-7-2020 original link

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PSC Approval of Draft Minutes for November 2, 2020 original pdf

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` Rocky Lane Daniela Nunez PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES Monday, November 2, 2020 The Public Safety Commission convened a videoconferencing meeting Monday, November 2, 2020 at City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street in Austin, Texas. Commissioner Gonzales called the Board Meeting to order at 3:04p.m, and took a moment to thank Commissioner Lane for reminding her of Transgender Day on November 20, 2020. She shared a couple of readings about Transgender Day that explained the contributions and importance of why this day is celebrated. Board Members in Attendance: Rebecca Gonzales Kathleen Hausenfluck Nelly Ramirez Rebecca Webber Board Members Absent: Chris Harris and Rebecca Bernhardt and William Kelly Staff in Attendance: Troy Gay, Chief of Staff, Austin Police Department Jasper Brown, Chief of Staff, Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services Rob Vires, Chief of Staff, Austin Fire Department Public Communications - Citizens signed up to speak on agenda items only: There were no citizens signed up to speak. 1. Approval of Minutes – Commissioner Gonzales asked for comments/edits of the October 5, 2020 Public Safety Commission meeting minutes. Hearing no edits or corrections to the minutes, Commissioner Gonzales deemed the minutes approved. 1 a. Proposed Decommissioning and Reusing Land at Austin Police Department 2. OLD BUSINESS Headquarters (sponsors: Commissioner Gonzales and Webber) 3:25pm-3:55pm Connor Kenny introduced Pete Valdez and asked that he begin his presentation on what is the role of the Community Court and the type of services the court currently provides to the community. Pete commented the Community Court is a court of law, and in addition to the primary function is a social services provider. There are various services the Community Court provides: - Connor Kenny, Past Chair Planning Commission - Pete Valdez, Director of Downtown Austin Community Court Speakers: -Some of the homeless they encounter have a criminal background that go beyond a Class C Misdemeanor; which means they must be served in a different/higher court of law. - Community Court funds some support of 59 housing units where they can directly place homeless individuals. -In 2016 the Downtown Austin Community Court became a member of the HOST (Homeless Outreach Street Team) -Current wait list for case management is over 200 people What is the number of case managers needed to get 200 people off of the waiting list? (Webber) Response: 8-9 additional case managers would be needed (Pete Valdez) Pete introduced Alex Gale with City …

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Dec. 7, 2020

PSC Back Up - Item #4 87th Legislative Update - from Brie Franco original pdf

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87TH STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA Intergovernmental Relations Office – Brie L. Franco, Officer TEXAS LEGISLATURE INCREASINGLY FOCUSED ON CITIES Total Bills Introduced Total Bills Passed City-Related bills introduced City-Related bills passed Year 76th-1999 77th-2001 78th-2003 79th-2005 80th-2007 81st-2009 82nd-2011 83rd-2013 84th-2015 85th – 2017 5,813 5,612 5,633 5,512 6,241 7,464 5,938 5,950 6,476 6,800 1,622 1,601 1,384 1,389 1,481 1,459 1,379 1,437 1,329 1,208 1,230+ 1,200+ 1,200+ 1,200+ 1,200+ 1,500+ 1,500+ 1,900+ 1,900+ 2,500+ 86th – 2019 7,324 1,429 2,300+ 130+ 150+ 110+ 105+ 120+ 120+ 160+ 220+ 220+ 294 338 • 54 % more City- related bills were passed between 2015 and 2019 • 182 % more City – related bills were passed between 2009 and 2019 12/3/2020 87th Legislative Agenda 2 LEGISLATIVE SESSION: IGRO ROLE In the 86th session • 3,970 Bills/JR’s were filed in last 10 business days before filing deadline, March 8th. (54%). • 7,324 bills read and analyzed by IGRO. • Over 2,500 bills were determined by IGRO to affect cities. • 1,296 Bills/JR’s required analysis/action by departments and IGRO. 12/3/2020 87th Legislative Agenda 3 TREND: ANTI-CITY TONE: STATE LEADERSHIP "I think a broad-based law by the state of Texas that says across the board, the state is going to pre-empt local regulations, is a superior approach“ –Governor Greg Abbott 1 "Our cities are still controlled by Democrats…and where do we have all our problems in America? …in our cities that are mostly controlled by Democrat mayors and Democrat city council… That's where you see street crime.“ -Lt. Governor Dan Patrick 2 1: “Abbott wants "broad-based law" that pre-empts local regulations” Texas Tribune, March 21, 2017 2: “Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames city governments for "all our problems in America" Texas Tribune, AUG. 4, 2017 POST-ELECTION UPDATE Republicans will control House and Senate in the 87th Session • Senate: 18 Republicans, 13 Democrats Democrats gained 1 seat, Republicans lost supermajority • House: 83 Republicans, 67 Democrats Same as 86thSession Austin / Travis Delegation Held Seats • Including hotly contested seats: Reps. Goodwin, Bucy, Zweiner, & Talarico will all be back ISSUES THAT WILL INFLUENCE THE 87TH SESSION TREND: TONE Politically Charged, Overarching Issues Influencing the 87th session • Electing a new Speaker: Rep. Dade Phelan? • Redistricting (Special Session)? • School Finance & Budget • COVID-19 12/3/2020 87th Legislative Agenda 6 87TH AGENDA: LEGISLATURE’S CITY-RELATED PRIORITY ISSUES Super Preemption Police Reform Preemption COVID Preemption Employees’ Rights …

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PSC Back Up- Item #2 APD Quarterly Report original pdf

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Austin Police Department Public Safety Commission Citywide Crimes Against Persons, Property and Society Citywide Response Times and Calls for Service Calls for Service and Response Times by Council District Overtime Budget vs. Overtime Spent Overtime Hours by Rank Staffing December 7, 2020 Citywide-Crime Against Persons In 2019, APD transitioned to NIBRS per the FBI reporting requirements. Provided is the year-to-date comparison from the Chief’s Monthly Report posted on the portal, most recently reflecting October data. Crimes Against Persons included title codes previously categorized as violent crime. Citywide-Crimes Against Property Citywide-Crimes Against Society Citywide Response Times and Calls for Service FY 2020 + t n e g r u y c n e g r e m e ) 1 P + 0 P ( Total Calls Responded To Citywide Target June July August 08:10 09:17 08:34 08:49 25619 8,659 8,549 8,411 *Provide is FY2020 data for Urgent + Emergency response times by month (combined P0+P1 have a combine target of 8:10) Call Volume and Response Time April 1-June 30, 2020 (Q3) Council District Call Priority Totals All Calls For Average Response Time Council District Call Priority Totals All Calls For Average Response Time Council District Call Priority All Calls For Average Service Response Time Totals Council District Call Priority Totals All Calls For Average Response Time Council District Call Priority Totals All Calls For Average Council District Call Priority Response Time Totals All Calls For Average Response Time Council District Call Priority Totals All Calls For Average Response Time Council District Call Priority Totals All Calls For Average Response Time 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 Totals 10 10 10 10 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 Service 4,683 531 821 1,874 1,457 Service 9,718 992 1,638 4,003 3,085 Service 3,954 399 557 1,474 1,524 Service 14,364 889 1,856 4,819 6,762 Service 4,903 511 610 1,660 2,122 00:19:02 0:08:04 0:09:52 0:17:12 0:43:45 00:22:27 0:07:51 0:09:04 0:19:22 0:57:45 00:17:41 0:08:45 0:10:32 0:16:34 0:35:04 00:15:19 0:06:42 0:07:33 0:13:18 0:37:31 00:18:52 0:08:36 0:10:24 0:16:12 0:43:59 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 Service 10,668 1,258 2,018 3,914 3,476 9,465 978 1,551 3,396 3,540 Service 13,256 1,306 2,269 5,192 4,489 Service 13,058 1,493 2,533 5,419 3,612 Service …

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Dec. 7, 2020

PSC Back Up -Item 2 APD report on COVID-19 Stats original pdf

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Sworn Civilian Positive COVID Cases % Positive Cases Positive COVID Covered by WC % Covered by WC Employees Currently Off due to COVID Employees Previously Off due to COVID Total Employees Off due to COVID Employees given ADA Accommodations due to COVID Employees Who Received City Emergency Leave Employees Who Received City Emergency Leave due to Workers' Comp Exposure % Due to Workers' Comp Exposure Employees Who Received City Emergency Leave and Expanded FMLA for care of their Child(ren) 75 69% 54 72% 47 352 399 9 135 113 84% 114 34 31% 23 68% 13 118 131 19 110 60 55% 45 Total 109 100% 77 71% 60 470 530 28 245 173 71% 159

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Nov. 2, 2020

Agenda PSC Meeting November 2, 2020 original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the Public Safety Commission November 2, 2020 Public Safety Commission meeting to be held November 2, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (November 1, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Public Safety Commission, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-5747 or Janet.jackson@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to Janet.jackson@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Reunión del PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSON FECHA de la reunion (November 2, 2020) La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (November 1, 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en (512) 974-5747 and Meeting Janet.jackson@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo electrónico una solicitud para hablar al enlace de la junta, los residentes …

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Nov. 2, 2020

Draft -PSC Mtg Minutes-October 5,2020 original pdf

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` William (Bill) Kelly Rebecca Bernhardt PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MINUTES Monday, October 5, 2020 The Public Safety Commission convened a videoconferencing meeting Monday, October 5, 2020 at City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street in Austin, Texas. Commissioner Gonzales called the Board Meeting to order at 3:11p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Rebecca Gonzales Kathleen Hausenfluck Nelly Ramirez Rebecca Webber Board Members Absent: Chris Harris and Daniela Nunez Staff in Attendance: Troy Gay, Chief of Staff, Austin Police Department Jasper Brown, Chief of Staff, Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services Rob Vires, Chief of Staff, Austin Fire Department 1. Approval of Minutes – Commissioner Gonzales asked for comments/edits of the September 9, 2020 Special Called Meeting minutes. Hearing no edits or corrections to the minutes, Commissioner Gonzales deemed the minutes approved. Public Communications - Citizens signed up to speak on agenda items only: There were no citizens signed up to speak. 2. Public Safety Quarterly Report for ATCEMS (Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services – sponsors Commissioners Hausenfluck and Gonzales Commissioner Gonzales called for this item and introduced Chief of Staff, Brown, to present. COS Brown commented his intent was to entertain a Q&A session the board may have concerning the data provided, but not to review all of the data that was provided prior to the meeting. Commissioner Hausenfluck asked Chief Brown if he has noticed any trends upwards 1 or downwards in the quarterly data as it relates to response times or any other variables. Commissioner Kelly had a question concerning the new ambulance units and where does the new units place Austin in terms of population growth. Does Austin have enough units now and are responses times better? COS Brown answered their questions and committed to Commissioner Gonzales requests of adding any additional categories for/of reporting stats on future quarterly reports. 3. Wildfire Code Update (sponsors: Commissioner Webber and Gonzales) Chief of Staff, Rob Vires was introduced by Chair Gonzales, and he began the presentation with a clarification of the topic listed on the agenda is actually a six month Wildfire Readiness Update. The presentation today is actually a directive from council, Resolution #20160512-016 “Direct the City Manager to provide a progress report every six months to the Public Safety Commission for the following important components of a comprehensive Wildland Urban Interface risk reduction Vires, introduced Andre DeLa Reza, Assistant Chief of Wildfire and Justice Jones, Wildfire Mitigation …

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Nov. 2, 2020

PSC Video- Meeting November 2, 2020 original link

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Nov. 2, 2020

PSC Backup - Item 3a AFD Q4 Stats (11-2-2020 mtg) original pdf

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AUSTIN FIRE Public Safety Commission November 2, 2020 Chief of Staff Rob Vires 1 Requests for Service FY2019 and FY 2020 – Q4 Comparison FY 2019 FY 2020 2,710 2,551 2,797 2,648 2,449 2,443 2,306 2,298 2,075 2,461 2,441 3,348 2,469 1,920 1,572 1,519 1,271 1,477 1,392 1,024 4,000 3,500 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0 District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9 District 10 2 Requests for service are all calls, regardless of priority. Emergency Incidents FY2019 and FY 2020 – Q4 Comparison FY 2019 FY 2020 2,500 1,000 500 0 3 2,000 1,829 1,876 1,500 1,362 1,535 1,251 1,644 1,443 1,327 1,255 1,934 1,454 1,126 1,117 973 908 853 815 533 788 634 District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9 District 10 Emergency Incidents are Code 3 priority responses. OV ERA LL DA TA T R END S Call volume has decreased by roughly 4% in a comparison of 4th quarter FY 2019 to FY 2020. This can be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic: • Cancellation of large scale events • • Limited capacity for shopping and dining Teleworking reduced traffic 4 Emergency Response Time (hours: minutes: seconds) FY2019 and FY2020 – Q4 Comparison FY 2019 FY 2020 00:10:15 00:09:40 00:08:20 00:09:08 00:11:10 00:11:32 00:09:39 00:10:03 00:10:18 00:10:42 00:09:14 00:10:12 00:10:11 00:10:02 00:09:08 00:10:09 00:10:18 00:10:55 00:09:44 00:10:16 District 10 District 9 District 8 District 7 District 6 District 5 District 4 District 3 District 2 District 1 00:00:00 00:01:26 00:02:53 00:04:19 00:05:46 00:07:12 00:08:38 00:10:05 00:11:31 00:12:58 5 Emergency Incidents are Code 3 responses, to time when frontline unit arrives on scene. While call volume has decreased, response times have increased by roughly 20-30 seconds. This can be attributed to: • Changes in medical response protocol when caller is identified as potential exposure to COVID-19/flu-like symptoms • Airport Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) station not responding to medical calls to reduce potential exposure of specially trained firefighters RES P O NS E TIME D A TA T RENDS 6 R E Q U E S T F O R S E R V I C E F Y 2 0 1 9 a n d F Y 2 0 2 0 – Q 4 C O M P A R I S O N Fire …

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Nov. 2, 2020

PSC Backup- Crisis Call Diversion-Andy Hofmeister (11-2 mtg) original pdf

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Crisis Call Diversion AN UPDATE TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN Meadows Report Recommendations Total of six recommendations* 1. Advisory Function Developed Within the Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (BHCJAC) 2. Mental Health Training for Call Takers 3. Mental Health Integrated Dispatch Sustainability of EMCOT, Including Telehealth Expansion 4. 5. 6. Collaboration with APD Crisis Intervention Team and Community Health Paramedic Program Community Outreach in Collaboration with NAMI Central Texas * http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/pio/document.cfm?id=320044 Meadows Report Recommendations Recommendation #3 “Integrate Integral Care crisis clinicians into the Austin Police Department’s call center for mental health triage of 911 calls and support for officers tasked with answering crisis calls in the field.” Goal Divert appropriate mental health related 9-1-1 calls to a mental health clinician, and when diversion is not appropriate, attempt de-escalation and provide pertinent information to responding officers & EMS staff. Developments: FY19-20 Based on recommendations made in the 2019 Meadows Report: All APD licensed Tele-Communicators trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) APD providing quarterly updates to the Behavioral Health Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (BHCJAC) Integral Care facilitated meetings with local community advocates to discuss report recommendations EMCOT Clinicians stationed on the operations floor & assisting with 911 calls Developments: FY20-21 Continued integration & refinements to workflow in APD City Council approves funding to fully implement Meadows Report recommendations Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute was contracted to oversee implementation EMCOT clinicians assigned to the ATCEMS area of the operations floor Identifying & establishing performance measures Crisis Center Counselors (C3) APD & EMS dispatch workstations provided to Integral Care Clinicians Available 7-days a week ◦ Monday-Friday, 8am to 12am ◦ Saturday-Sunday, 10am to 8pm Working towards 24/7 availability in both dispatch areas Access to both call taking & dispatch systems Current Workflow Person calls 911 for help APD call taker speaks with caller to ensure situation is safe Depending on the circumstances a police officer and/or an ambulance is dispatched Integral Care clinician joins the call and speaks with caller The situation is assessed to determine next steps (i.e. hospital, etc.) Current Data (APD) Timeframe: December 16, 2019 – October 26, 2020 ◦ 39,681 – 911 calls received by APD where mental health was a factor ◦ 1,133 – 911 calls diverted to EMCOT Clinician ◦ 929 – “True Diversions” (No officer dispatched) 911 Calls Appropriate for C3 Transfer Individuals with a non-emergency mental health crisis …

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Nov. 2, 2020

PSC Approved Minutes for November 2, 2020 original pdf

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` Rocky Lane Daniela Nunez PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES Monday, November 2, 2020 The Public Safety Commission convened a videoconferencing meeting Monday, November 2, 2020 at City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street in Austin, Texas. Commissioner Gonzales called the Board Meeting to order at 3:04p.m, and took a moment to thank Commissioner Lane for reminding her of Transgender Day on November 20, 2020. She shared a couple of readings about Transgender Day that explained the contributions and importance of why this day is celebrated. Board Members in Attendance: Rebecca Gonzales Kathleen Hausenfluck Nelly Ramirez Rebecca Webber Board Members Absent: Chris Harris and Rebecca Bernhardt and William Kelly Staff in Attendance: Troy Gay, Chief of Staff, Austin Police Department Jasper Brown, Chief of Staff, Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services Rob Vires, Chief of Staff, Austin Fire Department Public Communications - Citizens signed up to speak on agenda items only: There were no citizens signed up to speak. 1. Approval of Minutes – Commissioner Gonzales asked for comments/edits of the October 5, 2020 Public Safety Commission meeting minutes. Hearing no edits or corrections to the minutes, Commissioner Gonzales deemed the minutes approved. 1 a. Proposed Decommissioning and Reusing Land at Austin Police Department 2. OLD BUSINESS Headquarters (sponsors: Commissioner Gonzales and Webber) 3:25pm-3:55pm Connor Kenny introduced Pete Valdez and asked that he begin his presentation on what is the role of the Community Court and the type of services the court currently provides to the community. Pete commented the Community Court is a court of law, and in addition to the primary function is a social services provider. There are various services the Community Court provides: - Connor Kenny, Past Chair Planning Commission - Pete Valdez, Director of Downtown Austin Community Court Speakers: -Some of the homeless they encounter have a criminal background that go beyond a Class C Misdemeanor; which means they must be served in a different/higher court of law. - Community Court funds some support of 59 housing units where they can directly place homeless individuals. -In 2016 the Downtown Austin Community Court became a member of the HOST (Homeless Outreach Street Team) -Current wait list for case management is over 200 people What is the number of case managers needed to get 200 people off of the waiting list? (Webber) Response: 8-9 additional case managers would be needed (Pete Valdez) Pete introduced Alex Gale with City …

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