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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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Oct. 5, 2020

PSC Agenda for Monday, October 5, 2020 Mtg original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the Public Safety Commission October 5, 2020 Public Safety Commission meeting to be held October 5, 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 (October 4, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Public Safety Commission Meeting, 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 (October 5, 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 (October 4, 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 junta en (512) 974-5747 and Janet.jackson@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información la 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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Oct. 5, 2020

PSC Backup - #6 Update on Sexual Assault Evaluation original pdf

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Comprehensive Evaluation of Sexual Assault Investigations Update Council Resolution 20190131-077 Patricia Bourenane, City of Austin Rachael Arietti, Police Executive Research Forum Sarah Mostyn, Police Executive Research Forum Public Safety Commission October 5, 2020 Overview • Background • Scope of Work • Vendor Selection • Status Update 2 Background • Council Resolution 20190131-077 • comprehensive evaluation of how reported sexual assaults are investigated and processed • Vendor Requirements • comprehensive evaluation of how reported sexual assaults are investigated and processed investigation and prosecution of adult sexual assault • nationally recognized, non-governmental entity • • comprehensive and multidisciplinary evaluation • previous successful experience evaluating similarly sized organizations • commitment to engage with the public 3 Scope of Work - Components of Evaluation • At a minimum either 200 sexual assault cases or fifty percent of sexual assault cases from each year, whichever number is greater, for each of the prior seven years of sexual assault case reports • Cases examined should be diverse as to: • Cross section of investigators investigating cases • Type of victim • Include cases that did and did not move forward to prosecution. • The vendor may add to above criteria. 4 Scope of Work - Components of Evaluation • Conduct interviews • Research adherence to state and federal law • Review APD police and practices • Determine adherence to national best practices • Review of treatment given to victims in cases involving drug and alcohol training • Evaluate appropriateness of current staffing, resources, and • Assess accuracy of case clearance decisions • Issues regarding current policies 5 Scope of Work - Components of Written Report • Shared publicly and not be redacted except for redactions to maintain anonymity and privacy of individuals otherwise identified in the report. • Public Safety Commission and the Commission for Women • Findings of the information reviewed and corresponding data sets • Recommendations 6 Vendor Selection • Request for Information (RFI) February 20 – 27, 2019 • Request for Qualifications (RFQS) April – May 2019 • Complete Evaluation Mid-June 2019 • City Council approval September 19, 2019 - Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) (Contractor) - Woman’s Law Project and the Wellesley Center for Women (Subcontractors) 7 Timeline Project Duration – 2.5 years, ending in February 2022 Major Milestones 1) Kick-Off Meetings – Complete 2) Policy/Procedure Review – ongoing process, scheduled to end November 2020 3) Case Review – initially scheduled to …

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Oct. 5, 2020

PSC Backup - Item #3 Wildfire Readiness Update original pdf

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Public Safety Commision Wildfire Readiness Update Andre DeLaReza- Assistant Chief Justice Jones – Wildfire Mitigation Officer Austin Fire Department - Wildfire Division October 5th, 2020 1 6-month Wildfire Readiness Update RESOLUTION NO. 20160512-016 BE IT RESOLVED: “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 WUI risk reduction plan” http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=272997 2 • Number of local Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP's) completed and implemented in high risk wildfire urban interface areas. • Number of Local CWPP's started in high risk wildfire urban interface areas but not completed. Show percent of progress toward completion for each major plan component. • Percent of high-risk wildfire urban interface areas in which identification of potential local CWPP planning areas is still ongoing. • Number of public presentations and home assessments provided. • For high risk wildfire urban interface areas, provide the number of fuel mitigation activities, location of activities (identify local CWPP where applicable), type of fuel mitigation activities (mechanical or prescribed fire) and size of areas mitigated. • Number of wildfire training contact hours by City Employees including AFD firefighters and number of employees receiving training. Break down by classroom hours, hands-on training hours conducted. Fire Adapted Communities FY 2020 (Oct 1st, 2019 – Oct 1st, 2020) • Home Ignition Zone Evaluations • Training for fuels Crew • Individual HIZ evals average out to about 1/week so conservative estimate is 12 • Finalize HIZ eval training video with PIO • Community HIZ trainings *if safe from a COVID perspective 3 Number of Local CWPP’s started in high risk wildland urban interface areas but not completed: FY 2020 (Oct 1st, 2019 – Oct 1st, 2020) • 80% of High Wildfire Risk Areas Currently Engaged • 19 Actively Engaged Communities • Targeted outreach in High Risk areas & vulnerable communities • Currently developing online portal to host, maintain and share local CWPP documents and associated metrics 4 High Risk Areas in RED Percent of high risk wildland urban interface areas in which identification of potential of local CWPP planning areas is still ongoing: FY 2020 (Oct 1st, 2019 – Oct 1st, 2020) • 37% High Wildfire Risk Communities with Ongoing Engagement • 20% High Wildfire Risk Community Opportunities for Future Engagement • 43% High Wildfire Risk Communities Covered by CWPP 5 High Risk Areas in RED The number of public …

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Oct. 5, 2020

PS Commission Meeting Video for October 5, 2020 original link

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Oct. 5, 2020

PSC October 5, 2020 Approved Minutes original pdf

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` William (Bill) Kelly Rebecca Bernhardt PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION REGULAR 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, Daniela Nunez, and Rocky Lane 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 …

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Sept. 9, 2020

Agenda - September 9, 2020 original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Called Meeting of the Public Safety Commission September 9, 2020 @ 3pm Public Safety Commission meeting to be held September 9, 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 (September 8, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the September 9, 2020, Public Safety Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-924-9947 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 Commission FECHA de la reunion September 9, 2020 @ 3pm 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 (September 8, 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 en 512-924-9947, 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 recibirán un correo electrónico …

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Sept. 9, 2020

Draft Minutes - Special Called Mtg on May 18, 2020 original pdf

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` William (Bill) Kelly Kathleen Hausenfluck Rebecca Webber PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MINUTES Monday, May 18, 2020 The Public Safety Commission convened a videoconferencing meeting Monday, May 18, 2020 at City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street in Austin, Texas. Commissioner Meghan Hollis called the Board Meeting to order at 3:04p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Meghan Hollis Daniela Nunez Rebeca Bernhardt Selena Alvarenga Chris Harris Board Members Absent: Commissioner Rebecca Gonzales Staff in Attendance: Troy Gay, Chief of Staff, Austin Police Department Rob Vires, Chief of Staff, Austin Fire Department Jasper Brown, Chief of Staff, Austin Travis County Emergency Medical Services Citizens signed up to speak on agenda items only:  Sue Gabriel – with Communities of Color United- spoke on item #4 – Austin Police Department Budget Review and Recommendation-Council Initiatives and other Budget Items Under Review  Carey Roberts – with Greater Austin Crime Commission – spoke on item #4 in support of police staffing plan and funding needed 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Commissioner Hollis informed the board the May 4, 2020 meeting minutes would be voted on at the June 1, 2020 Public Safety Commission meeting. There was no objection from any of the members. 1 2. Austin Fire Department Budget Review and Recommendations Sponsored by Commissioners Hollis and Hausenfluck - Discussion of Overtime to cover Operations backfill - Discussion of Adding a third Cadet class - Discussion of Maintenance for Records Management Software - Discussion of and Vote on Recommendation for AFD Budget Commissioner Webber moved to approve the recommendation #20200518-002 and Commissioner Hausenfluck seconded the motion. Vote (Roll Call) Unanimous (Commissioners Hollis, Harris, Nunez, Webber, Hausenfluck, Alvarenga, Bernhardt and Kelly) Absent: Commissioner Rebecca Gonzales Abstain: 0 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20200518-002 May 18, 2020 Recommendation that Council Approve Austin Fire Department Budget Date: Subject: Requests Motioned by: Rebecca Webber Seconded by: Kathleen Hausenfluck Recommendation: The Public Safety Commission recommends that the Austin Fire Department budget should include: (1) overtime to cover Operations backfill, (2) adding a third Cadet class, and (3) funds for maintenance of the Records Management Software. Description of Recommendation to Council: The Austin Public Safety Commission is tasked with reviewing public safety agency budgets and providing recommendations to the Austin City Council. The Austin Fire Department provided backup materials and a briefing in the March 2020 Public Safety Commission on budget requests. The Public Safety Commission found that the Records …

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Sept. 9, 2020

Draft Minutes for August 3, 2020 original pdf

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` William (Bill) Kelly Kathleen Hausenfluck Rocky Lane PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES Monday, August 3, 2020 The Public Safety Commission convened a videoconferencing meeting Monday, August 3, 2020 at City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street in Austin, Texas. Commissioner Webber called the Board Meeting to order at 3:00p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Rebecca Webber Daniela Nunez Rebeca Bernhardt Rebecca Gonzales Selena Alvarenga Board Members Absent: Chris Harris Staff in Attendance: Troy Gay, Chief of Staff, Austin Police Department Rob Vires, Chief of Staff, Austin Fire Department Jasper Brown, Chief of Staff, Austin Travis County Emergency Medical Services 1. Approval of Minutes – Commissioner Webber asked for comments/edits of the June 1, 2020, minutes. Hearing no edits or corrections to the minutes, Commissioner Webber deemed the minutes approved. Citizens Communications - Citizens signed up to speak on agenda items only: - Cary Roberts with Greater Austin Crime Commission – spoke in favor of reform within Austin Police Department, but not in support of reducing APD’s FY20/21 budget or reducing the number of police officers. - Cole Cuno, Policy Analyst with Greater Austin Crime Commission – commented on methodology being used to justify police staffing reductions at Austin Police Department. He was not in favor of reducing APD’s staff 1 2. Introduction of the Public Safety Committee – speaker Council Member Flannigan, District 6 Commissioner Webber introduced the Council Member and explained how and why this topic was added to the agenda. A memo from Commissioner Harris and Webber was emailed to the Public Safety Committee suggesting that maybe the Public Safety Commission should be abandoned due to the recent establishment of the Public Safety Committee. Council Member Flannigan shared his thoughts on what the roles of each group are, and the benefit both groups could bring to the City of Austin when working/collaborating together. - Role of Public Safety Committee functions to oversee implementation of council adopted policy/directions from council. - Role of Public Safety Commission as a place for additional public input that the Public Safety Committee does not get; unless the Commission shares/provides an update - A goal is to see the Committee and Commission coordinate scheduling/collaborating to work on issues coming up in future council meetings. The Commission could say to the Committee based on citizens input you might want to start working on this issue or topic and Committee alerts Commission to some future thoughts/topics …

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Sept. 9, 2020

PSC Approved Minutes for August 3, 2020 Mtg original pdf

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` William (Bill) Kelly Kathleen Hausenfluck Rocky Lane PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES Monday, August 3, 2020 The Public Safety Commission convened a videoconferencing meeting Monday, August 3, 2020 at City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street in Austin, Texas. Commissioner Webber called the Board Meeting to order at 3:00p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Rebecca Webber Daniela Nunez Rebeca Bernhardt Rebecca Gonzales Selena Alvarenga Board Members Absent: Chris Harris Staff in Attendance: Troy Gay, Chief of Staff, Austin Police Department Rob Vires, Chief of Staff, Austin Fire Department Jasper Brown, Chief of Staff, Austin Travis County Emergency Medical Services 1. Approval of Minutes – Commissioner Webber asked for comments/edits of the June 1, 2020, minutes. Hearing no edits or corrections to the minutes, Commissioner Webber deemed the minutes approved. Citizens Communications - Citizens signed up to speak on agenda items only: - Cary Roberts with Greater Austin Crime Commission – spoke in favor of reform within Austin Police Department, but not in support of reducing APD’s FY20/21 budget or reducing the number of police officers. - Cole Cuno, Policy Analyst with Greater Austin Crime Commission – commented on methodology being used to justify police staffing reductions at Austin Police Department. He was not in favor of reducing APD’s staff 1 2. Introduction of the Public Safety Committee – speaker Council Member Flannigan, District 6 Commissioner Webber introduced the Council Member and explained how and why this topic was added to the agenda. A memo from Commissioner Harris and Webber was emailed to the Public Safety Committee suggesting that maybe the Public Safety Commission should be abandoned due to the recent establishment of the Public Safety Committee. Council Member Flannigan shared his thoughts on what the roles of each group are, and the benefit both groups could bring to the City of Austin when working/collaborating together. - Role of Public Safety Committee functions to oversee implementation of council adopted policy/directions from council. - Role of Public Safety Commission as a place for additional public input that the Public Safety Committee does not get; unless the Commission shares/provides an update - A goal is to see the Committee and Commission coordinate scheduling/collaborating to work on issues coming up in future council meetings. The Commission could say to the Committee based on citizens input you might want to start working on this issue or topic and Committee alerts Commission to some future thoughts/topics …

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Sept. 9, 2020

PSC Video-Remote Special Called PS Commission Mtg for 9-9-2020 original link

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PSC Recommendation 20200909-003 - Shady Hollow MUD original pdf

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PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20200909-003 September 9, 2020 Recommendation that City Council Support Shady Hollow Municipal Utility District Date: Subject: Motioned by: Commissioner Rebecca Webber Seconded by: Commissioner Selena Alvarenga Recommendation: The Public Safety Commission recommends that the City Council authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with the Shady Hollow Municipal Utility District (MUD) for the provision of fire protection services by the Austin Fire Department to Shady Hollow in exchange for payment by the Shady Hollow MUD to the City. Related to Items #20-3034, #20-3083, #20-3085. Description of Recommendation to Council: City Council passed Resolution No. 20200521-010 on May 21, 2020 – City Council directed the City Manager to negotiate with representatives of the Shady Hollow Municipal Utility District (District) to amend the City’s Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). Therefore, The Public Safety Commission recommends that the Austin City Council move forward with the interlocal agreement. Rationale: The Public Safety Commission believes the addition of Station 46 is a benefit to the Austin community and not entering into the interlocal agreement will cause service disruptions of vital fire services to the Shady Hollow MUD and the surrounding areas. Vote: For: Rebecca Gonzales, Selena Alvarenga, Daniela Nunez, Bill Kelly, Kathleen Hausenfluck, Rocky Lane Rebecca Webber, Nelly Paulina Ramirez Against: Zero Abstain: Zero Absent: Rebecca Bernhardt, Chris Harris Attest: [Staff or board member can sign] __________________________________ Janet Jackson, APD Liaison

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Sept. 9, 2020

PSC September 9, 2020 meeting approved minutes original pdf

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` William (Bill) Kelly Kathleen Hausenfluck Nelly Ramirez PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, September 9, 2020 The Public Safety Commission convened a videoconferencing meeting Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street in Austin, Texas. Commissioner Gonzales called the Board Meeting to order at 3:05p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Rebecca Gonzales Daniela Nunez Rocky Lane Rebecca Webber Selena Alvarenga Board Members Absent: Chris Harris and Rebecca Bernhardt Staff in Attendance: Brent Dupre, Assistant Chief, Austin Police Department Rob Vires, Chief of Staff, Austin Fire Department 1. Approval of Minutes – Commissioner Gonzales asked for comments/edits of the May 18, 2020 and August 3, 2020 minutes. Hearing no edits or corrections to the minutes, Commissioner Gonzales deemed the minutes approved. There were no citizens signed up to speak. Public Communications - Citizens signed up to speak on agenda items only: 2. Introductions of Dr. Jonathan Kringen, Austin Police Department, Chief Data Officer and Cristina Tangredi, Public Safety Commission Liaison, Office of Police Oversight (Sponsors: Commissioners Gonzales and Webber) Commissioner Gonzales asked Dr. Jonathan Kringen to introduce himself and described what his role is as the APD Chief Data Officer and what his vision is for the department. Dr. Kringen responded to questions from Commissioners Webber, Ramirez and Nunez. 1 Cristina Tangredi, with Office of Police Oversight introduced herself and described her role as a Program Specialist with OPO. Cristina commented that she is working on the Police Review Commission, 2019 Officer Involved Shooting Report and the 2019 Racial Profiling Report. There was brief questions and answers from some of the Commissioners interested in when the 2019 reports would be released to the public and whether or not the OPO would provide some assistance in translating the data in the reports to various communities. Commissioner Gonzales thanked -Rob Vires, Chief of Staff, Austin Fire Department Commissioner Gonzales commented the Public Safety departments quarterly reports will start up again at the October 2020 meeting. There will be one public safety department presenting at October, November, and December 2020 meetings for fifteen minutes. 3. Shady Hollow MUD, Acquisition of Fire Station 46 (currently owned by Shady Hollow MUD)/ service agreement and RCA scheduled to go before Council on October 1, 2020 (Sponsors: Commissioners Gonzales and Webber) Speaker: Rob Vires introduced the Shady Hollow Mud item and the presenting staff Jamila Siller Manager, Austin Fire Department and Russ Crow …

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Aug. 3, 2020

PSC August 3, 2020 Agenda original pdf

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Public Safety Commission Meeting Monday, August 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm CST Public Safety Commission Meeting to be held Monday, August 3, 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 (August 2, 2020 by Noon CST). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Monday, August 3, 2020 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-5747 or Janet.jackson@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Sunday, August 2, 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 CST the day before the scheduled meeting (Sunday, August 2, 2020). 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 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION Monday, August 3, 2020 at 3:00pm CST VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Rebecca Webber Daniela Nunez Rebecca Bernhardt Kathleen Hausenfluck Rebecca Gonzales Selena Alvarenga Bill Kelly Chris Harris Rocky Lane AGENDA CALL TO ORDER 3:00-3:05 pm Public Comment 3:05-3:20 pm (from speakers who signed up to speak on an agenda item) Items for Presentation, Discussion and Possible Action: Jimmy Flannigan, Councilmember, District 6 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 3:20-3:25 pm 2. Introduction of the Public Safety Committee’s mission/goals and working with the Public Safety Commission (sponsors: Commissioner Harris and Webber) 3:25pm-3:35pm Speaker: 3. Domestic violence reports during the pandemic (sponsors: Commissioner Nunez and Webber) (3:35pm-4:00pm) Speaker: -Juliana Gonzales, Senior Director of Sexual Assault and Health Services, Safe Austin Austin Fire Department Austin/ Travis County Emergency Medical Services Austin Police Department Cate Graziani, Criminal Justice Campaigns Coordinator at Grassroots Leadership Selena Xie, President of …

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