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[00:00:02]

COME EVERYBODY TO

[CALL TO ORDER]

THE OCTOBER MEETING OF THE MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

MY NAME IS JONATHAN FRANK.

SO I'M GOING TO CALL ROLL.

I AM PRESENT JOSE LEVY.

THIS HAS BEEN INTERPRETER, UM, WITH MY CLIENT, NOT ACTUALLY BEING HERE.

WOULD YOU PREFER THAT I KEEP MY VIDEO OFF OR IS THIS RECORDED AT CITY HALL? WE ARE RECORDING THIS SO YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND KEEP SIGNING.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

I JUST THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME KNOW.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I'M A CONTINUE THIS ROLL CALL.

GENE BROOKS, TORIAN BURKE.

LET ME GET SICK AFTER PRESENT ONE SECOND.

ALRIGHT.

LASKEY CATHERINE BROADWATER.

OKAY.

SHE'S HERE AND TRYING TO RAISE HER HAND, BUT YOU NEED TO UNMUTE, UM, SHE'S PRESENT JONATHAN AND JOEY GETS A GUY DIDN'T EITHER, BUT I CAN SEE HER AND SHE RAISED HER HAND AND TRIED TO TALK.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, EMILY SHREK.

YOU SEE HERE? SHE'S ON AUDIO, EMILY, I THINK IS TRYING TO TALK IF SHE'S FOUR PERSON.

I KNOW HER NAME WAS LISTED BEFORE EMILY.

CAN YOU TALK? SHE'S DROPPED OFF.

NO, SHE DID.

SHE CITY HALL.

WE SEE HER LISTED.

EMILY.

CAN YOU SPEAK NOW? YES, I THINK I'M GOOD NOW.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

THANK YOU.

AND LASTLY, DEBRA TREY, HUH? ALL RIGHT.

IT GOING, IF WE HAVE SIX MEMBERS OF QUORUM, WELCOME EVERYBODY.

UM, IF YOU'RE ABLE TO UNMUTE CATHERINE BROADWATER, IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU TO THE GREAT COMMISSION.

AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF, JUST TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF BEFORE WE PROCEED WITH THE REST OF THE MEETING.

UH, YES, I THINK, UH, UH, MUTED MYSELF.

CAN EVERYONE HEAR ME? I HEAR YA.

AND I WENT UP TO HER.

OH, OKAY.

UM, WELL, UM, I'M CATHERINE BROADWATER.

UH, I'M NEWLY, UH, TO, UH, BE I THINK THE NEWEST, UH, MEMBER, BUT I'M VERY GRATEFUL AND APPRECIATIVE TO BE HERE AND I HOPE I CAN, UH, YOU KNOW, HELP WITH CHANGES THAT WE'RE GOING TO MAKE HERE WITH THE COMMISSION.

THE, YOU KNOW, IS FOR THE GOOD OF THE WHOLE CITY.

AND I JUST LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU ALL.

DEFINITELY LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND WELCOME.

SO NEXT WE'LL MOVE ON DOWN THE AGENDA AND WE'RE GONNA MOVE ON TO THE APPROVAL

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Consider approval of the minutes from the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities August 14, 2020 Meeting.]

OF THE MINUTES.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THE MINUTES FOR YOU GO TO A VOTE HEARING? NOT AND I WILL ACCEPT I'M SORRY.

OH, I WAS GOING TO JUST MOVE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

OKAY.

YOU LOVE VR ENDEAVOR.

STRANGLES ME.

THE MOTIONS ARE A SECOND.

UM, DIANE CURVES ALSO.

I SECOND.

OKAY.

IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

HI.

HI.

A HEARING NONE.

THE MINUTES HAVE BEEN APPROVED AND ADOPTED.

SO WE MOVE ON TO THE AGENDA TO ITEM TWO A REGARDING

[2A. Discussion and possible action to form a working group to facilitate the receipt of nominations for the 2020 Disability Employment Awards – Commissioner Shryock and full committee]

THIS FORMING WORKING GROUPS FOR THE NOMINATION OF A DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARDS.

UH, MR. SCHROCK, CAUSE HE WANTS TO TAKE THAT AWAY.

SURE.

I CAN GET THIS CONVERSATION STARTED.

SO I'M NOT SURE IF DAVID HAS ANY UPDATES ON APPLICATIONS WE'VE RECEIVED, BUT WE WILL NEED TO REVIEW THOSE.

AND THEN ALSO I GUESS, FIGURE OUT WHAT OUR, UM, AWARDS CEREMONY IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE THIS YEAR.

OBVIOUSLY, USUALLY WE HAVE THAT IN PERSON.

UM, SO I'M NOT SURE IF THE NEXT STEPS ARE TO CREATE A WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW THE NOMINATIONS AS WELL AS, UM, DISCUSS PLANS FOR HOW WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE, UH, THOSE, UH, WORK MANNERS.

DAVID, DO YOU HAVE ANY UPDATES ON HOW MANY APPLICATIONS WE RECEIVED SO FAR?

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THERE'S DAVID? WELL, I GUESS IF WE CAN CREATE, UH, ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP, THEN WE CAN FOLLOW UP WITH DAVID AND SEE WHERE WE ARE WITH THOSE.

UM, HOW MANY FOLKS DO WE NEED FROM, OR THERE'S, THERE'S A LIMIT TO HOW MANY WE CAN HAVE FOR OUR WORKING, CORRECT? YEAH.

AS LONG AS YOU DON'T HAVE A QUORUM, SO I GUESS, IS ANYBODY INTERESTED? IS THERE ANY INTEREST? USUALLY IT INVOLVES, UH, JUST REVIEWING THE APPLICATIONS.

UM, AND THEN I THINK WE'VE SENT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS MAYBE TO DAVID OR WE TO COMPILE.

UM, SO DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INTEREST IN REVIEWING THOSE? ASSUMING WE HAVE SOME SUBMITTED, THIS IS FOR MY SHIRTS.

THEREFORE I'M WILLING TO ME.

OKAY.

ANYBODY ELSE? OKAY.

HOW MANY PEOPLE? IT'S DIANE KERNS.

ASTA.

WELL, HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU NEED? OKAY.

WE CAN HAVE UP TO FIVE, UH, COMMISSION MEMBERS.

YEAH.

YEAH.

AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW MANY SUBMISSIONS.

OKAY.

NO, I THINK DAVID MIGHT BE HAVING SOME TECHNICAL ISSUES.

IS THERE YOU HAVE ANY? NO, AND I KNOW THE NOMINATIONS WENT OUT, UM, BUT I'M NOT SURE HOW MANY WE'VE RECEIVED, UM, OR ACTUALLY WHEN, WHEN THEY MIGHT BE CLOSING.

OKAY.

IS THERE A MINIMUM NUMBER WE HAVE TO HAVE FOR A WORKING GROUP OR A WORKING GROUP OF WHAT? UH, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FORMING A WORKING GROUP FOR THE NOMINATIONS FOR SIMPLE DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARDS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

SOUNDS LIKE COMMISSIONER ALLOWS PETE.

DID SHE JOIN THE CALL? YES.

YES.

I'M GOING TO LOOK RIGHT NOW AND SEE WHAT THERE'S A MINIMUM, UNLESS SOMEBODY ELSE KNOWS.

LOOK AT OUR BYLAWS ON OUR WEBSITE.

YEAH.

IF YOU HEAR THAT TO BE AWESOME.

EMILY, IS IT ASSUMED THAT YOU ALSO WANT TO BE ON THE WORKING GROUP? YES.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME NOW? YES.

YES.

HI, I'M SO SORRY.

I HAVE HAD CONNECTION PROBLEMS, BUT I THINK WE ARE TODAY.

IT'S, YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE.

MY FRIEND DAVID, UM, EMILY INQUIRED.

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ANY NOMINATIONS FOR ANYBODY, FOR THE DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARDS, I HAVEN'T RECEIVED ANY NEW ONES.

HOWEVER, UM, THERE ARE, I BELIEVE A COUPLE, UH, THAT WERE, UH, MIGHT BE HOLD OVERS FROM LAST YEAR.

WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO RECYCLE THOSE RE UH, CIRCULATE AND, UH, SEE IF THOSE BUSINESSES ARE STILL, UM, UH, IF THEY NOMINATE, NOMINATE OR WOULD LIKE TO RE NOMINATE.

SO, UH, I'LL GET, I'LL GET WHAT WE'VE GOT TO THE WORKING GROUP AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER OR LASKY.

UM, I WOULD CHECK THOUGH, BECAUSE SEVERAL BUSINESSES HAVE CLOSED UP WITH THE PANDEMIC.

UM, I WOULD CHECK THOUGH AND SEE IF THE BUSINESSES ARE STILL IN BUSINESS.

UM, AND THIS IS COMMISSIONER, THERE IS A MINIMUM NUMBER.

OKAY.

UM, BECAUSE THIS, IF THEY'RE NOT IN BUSINESS ANYMORE, UM, THEY WOULDN'T BE, I DON'T KNOW IF THEY WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THAT OR THEY'RE NOT AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS ANYMORE.

I DON'T SAY THAT THEY COULD BE ELIGIBLE.

SO IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'VE GOT TWO, TWO MEMBERS, SO MYSELF AND COMMISSIONER TREJO CAN GET STARTED WITH THOSE.

UM, AND THEN I GUESS IF ANYBODY ELSE WANTS TO JOIN, REACH OUT TO DAVID, DAVID, DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON KIND OF WHAT ARE ANY OF OUR OPTIONS WOULD BE FOR A KIND OF RECOGNITION CEREMONY IN A VIRTUAL FORMAT? UM, IT COULD HAPPEN AS A PART OF A REGULAR MEETING.

WE COULD INVITE THE NOMINEES OR AWARDEES TO, UH, JOIN.

OF COURSE THEY WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION,

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UH, FROM THE MAYOR'S COMMITTEE.

AND, UM, SO IT WILL LIKELY BE A SITUATION WHEREBY THE, UH, AWARDEE IS INVITED TO ATTEND AN UPCOMING MEETING AND ARE PUBLICLY RECOGNIZED IN, IN THAT FORUM.

UM, IF THAT'S NOT A, UM, YOU KNOW, IF THAT'S A TIME THAT THERE'S ANY TIME CONSTRAINTS, THEN THERE COULD BE A SPECIAL MEETING CALLED OF THE MAYOR'S COMMITTEE.

AND THE ONLY ORDER OF BUSINESS WOULD BE THE, UH, AWARDING OF THE, UH, OF THE EMPLOYERS OR INQUIRY WITH THAT LAST YEAR, I SIGNED THEM PERSONALLY, SINCE WE'RE DOING SOCIAL DISTANCE THING, WHAT WOULD, WOULD WE CREATE AN ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE? I DON'T HAVE THAT CAPABILITY, BUT MAYBE WE MAY HAVE SOMETHING METHODOLOGY AND DOING THAT SO THAT THEY COULD BE SIGNED.

YEAH, WE'LL, UH, WE'LL WORK ON THAT.

WE'LL COMMUNICATE WITH OUR, UH, WITH OUR, UH, CERTIFICATE, UH, GURUS AND FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING TO BE THE MOST APPROPRIATE WAY TO ACQUIRE SIGNATURES.

UH, IF IT REQUIRES US TO LET THEM KNOW THEY'RE A WINNER AND THEIR CERTIFICATION IS FORTHCOMING, UH, WHEN IT'S MORE FEASIBLE TO GET THEM SIGNED, UH, THAT MIGHT BE A STRATEGY, BUT WE'LL, UH, WE'LL WORK ALL THAT OUT.

WORKING FINE IS EXTREMELY ACCESSIBLE TO MY OTHER WORK.

GREAT.

ALRIGHT, GOOD.

WORKING, WORKING GROUP WHO TRIED TO SOLICIT MORE, UH, NOMINATIONS THEN MAKE OUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THOSE AWARD WINNERS.

UM, IS THE FORMAT OF THE AWARDS? IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE OKAY WITH THE WORKING GROUP COMING UP WITH THAT RECOMMENDATION? OR IS THAT SOMETHING WE WOULD WANT TO DISCUSS AND DECIDE AS A WHOLE COMMITTEE, UH, THE WAY IT SHOULD WORK AS THE WORKING GROUP SHOULD DRAFT SOME IDEAS AND THEN BRING THOSE TO THE COMMITTEE FOR FINAL APPROVAL? I HAVE A COUPLE MORE QUESTIONS, A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS TO COMMISSIONER BROOKS, GO FOR WHO, WHO WON THE AWARD LAST YEAR, THERE WERE SEVERAL DIFFERENT AWARDS.

I COULDN'T NAME THEM UNFORTUNATELY, BUT THERE WAS OKAY.

ONE TO REMEMBER IT'S ALL, HOW MANY I ENTIRE COMMITTEE WAS THAT THE SERUM MONEY WE HAD WITH A BUNCH OF FOLKS FROM THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THERE WERE SO DEAF THERE'S US.

AND WAS THAT LOOKING THROUGH THAT CAMP AS WELL? THAT, YEAH, I REMEMBER THAT SOMETHING RECREATIONAL.

YEAH.

YEAH.

THAT'S SARAH MEN.

UM, THERE WERE MAYBE THREE OR FOUR CATEGORIES OF AWARDS.

SEEMS LIKE, I BELIEVE THERE WAS A TEACHER.

YES, DIANE.

IT WAS SOME OF THE BASEBALL WAS ONE OF THE GROUPS THAT GOT AN AWARD.

YEAH, IT WAS MIRACLEY RIGHT.

AND THEN, YEAH.

OKAY.

YEAH, WE HAD SOME FOOD.

IT WAS, I MEAN, IT WAS NICE LAST YEAR, BUT, UH, MY IMAGINE WE WANT, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT THE BYLAWS SAY THE BOARD SHALL APPOINT A WORKING GROUP.

SO I DO THINK WE SHOULD GET A MOTION TO JUST NAME THE WORKING GROUP AND PUT THE TWO OF US ON, AND LET'S SAY BELTS WILL JOIN US.

OKAY.

UH, COMMISSIONER TRAIL.

ARE YOU OKAY? MAKE A MOTION ARE I GUESS, I MEAN, I'M SURE, UH, YOU NEED A WORKING GROUP TO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS OR REVIEW APPLICATIONS, PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COMMISSION ON EMPLOYMENT AWARDS AND, UH, POINTING, UM, EMILY AND MYSELF TO THE CON TO THE WORKING GROUP.

AND I AM OKAY.

OH, DIANE, ARE YOU IN, SHE I'D NEVER HEARD OF MADE THAT COMMITMENT.

I WAS LOOKING FOR IT, JONATHAN.

I GOT IT.

I HEARD YOUR VOICE.

ALRIGHT.

IT'S BEEN MOTION THERE.

IS SHE ADDED? HE ADDED YOU IN DIANE.

YOU'RE FINE.

I CAN STILL DO SEVENTH GRADE.

IT GETS GOING TO BE THAT BAD COMMISSIONERS.

TRY THAT KIND OF A SECOND.

SECOND.

THE MOTION.

ALL RIGHT.

HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

JUST A QUICK INQUIRY.

BEFORE WE MOVE ON TO THE NEXT TOPIC, IS THERE A DEADLINE FOR THIS ADMISSIONS? I CANNOT RECALL THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

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I THINK IT CAN BE DETERMINED BY THE WORKING COMMITTEE.

UH, THE OCTOBER IS A DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH.

HOWEVER, UM, UH, THE DEADLINE CAN BE DISCUSSED BY THE WORKING GROUP AND PROPOSED TO THE, UM, TO THE COMMITTEE.

OKAY, GREAT.

AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE REACH OUT TO YOUR DISABILITY NETWORKS AND SEE IF YOU HAVE ANYONE TO RECOMMEND.

SO WE CAN, YOU KNOW, SHOW THAT WE DO CARE ABOUT THE DISABILITY POPULATION OF AUSTIN AND WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO ENHANCE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WITH IT.

YEAH.

HEY, SO I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION FOR DAVID ON THAT BEN PUBLICIZE, THAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE FOR THIS AWARD, OR WE HAVEN'T, THERE'S BEEN NO PUBLICATION SO FAR THIS YEAR.

WE NEED NOMINEES.

I JUST CAN'T REMEMBER IF IT WAS A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.

WE DID.

YEAH, THAT'S CORRECT.

I DID SEND OUT AN EMAIL TO THE COMMITTEE AND LINKED UP THE, UH, THE NOMINATIONS PAGE.

IT'S ON, UH, THE MAYOR'S COMMITTEE PAGE.

I'LL RESEND THAT.

SO EVERYBODY HAS QUICK ACCESS TO THE, UH, CLASSIC, UH, CLASSIFICATIONS OF AWARDS AND, UH, THE, UH, APPLICATION, UH, FOR AWARDINGS FOR NOMINEES.

SO CAN WE JUST, I MEAN, I JUST SORT OF LIKED TO TAKE THE PULSE OF THE COMMITTEE IF WE'RE GOING TO KICK TO THE WORKING GROUP TO PICK THE DEADLINE BY WHEN TO SUBMIT, AND THEN COME BACK TO THE BOARD WITH A RECOMMENDATION ON A DEADLINE.

WE'RE DRAGGING THIS THING OUT DECEMBER.

DID WE WANT TO TRY TO GET IT DONE LIKE NOVEMBER SINCE WE'VE MISSED OCTOBER OR WE NOT LAST YEAR, THE AWARD BANQUET WAS HELD IN JANUARY.

OH, OKAY.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

OKAY.

CURIOSITY QUESTION.

UH, COMMISSIONER BROOKS HAS, HAS A LIGHTHOUSE OVER ONE, ANY TYPE OF FROM THE MAYOR'S COMMITTEE, TRAVIS ASSOCIATION, I'LL HAVE TO GO AND LOOK, BUT I WILL, UH, THERE, THERE WAS AT ONE POINT IN TIME, A LIST OF PAST AWARDEES ON THE, UH, ON THE WEBSITE.

UH, IF THAT'S NOT STILL THERE, WE'LL, UH, WE'LL FIND THAT AND GET THAT OUT TO THE COMMITTEE AS WELL.

RIGHT THERE RECENTLY DID JUST WIN AN AWARD, BUT IT WASN'T BY US, BUT IT WAS, IT'S JUST WINNING AN AWARD.

YES.

THEY JUST WON A PRETTY, A NATIONAL AWARD FOR THEIR WORK AND PRODUCING HAND SANITIZING PRODUCTS FOR THE GOVERNMENT.

YEP.

YEP.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW WE MOVE ON TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM.

MAY I MAKE A, MAY I MAKE A QUICK, UH, POINT OF ORDER IS THAT WE HAVE LIEUTENANT GREENWALD FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT, UH, AS A PRESENTER TODAY.

AND IF THERE WAS NO OBJECTION, I WAS GOING TO RECOMMEND MAYBE THAT HE'D BE MOVED UP ON THE AGENDA FOR THE NEXT ITEM AND THAT WAY, UH, OUT OF A COURTESY FOR HIM, UH, HE CAN, UH, LAUNCH THAT, UH, DISCUSSION AND THEN MOVE BACK TO THE, UH, ITEM TO BE.

UH, THAT'S JUST A POINT OF ORDER.

THAT'S CERTAINLY NOT A DIRECTIVE.

UH, I'LL LEAVE THAT TO THE COMMITTEE.

OKAY.

IF THERE'S NO OBJECTION, WE CAN MOVE UP.

UM, COMMISSIONER FRANKS IS PRESERVED.

SO I JUST WANTED TO, UH, I JUST CHECKED THE WEBSITE AND I CHOSE OUR ANNUAL REPORT FROM 2017.

CAUSE WE COULD GET OUR MORE RECENT ONE UP DAVID.

AND THEN ALSO, IF YOU COULD ALSO HAVE THEM PUT OUR PAST AWARD WINNERS UP IN A WEBSITE, I DON'T SEE ANY OF THAT THERE RIGHT NOW.

UM, I THINK THAT WILL BE GREAT.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL WORK ON THAT.

I FOUND IT, BUT IT HASN'T BEEN UPDATED IN A WHILE.

I'M SENDING YOU THE LINK, DAVID IT'S DIANE.

THANK YOU, DIANE,

[3A. Presentation and Discussion: Update on hate Crime Taskforce – Austin Police Department;]

REGARDING MOVE IN RETURN GREEN WATER.

NO, THIS IS CONDITIONAL REALIZED THIS.

OKAY.

HEARING NONE.

WE WERE MOVE WITHIN AND GREEN WATER.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, SIR.

AND, UM, I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

UH, DAVID TALKED TO ME EARLIER THIS WEEK AND ASKED IF WE COULD PRESENT ON THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENTS, HATE CRIMES REVIEW COMMITTEE AND WHAT THAT PROCESS ENTAILS, WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND HOW WE REVIEW THE DIFFERENT CASES THAT COME IN AS A COMMITTEE, AS A WHOLE AND SPECIFICALLY, OR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WHEN IT COMES TO INVESTIGATING CRIMES THAT ARE COMMITTED AGAINST DIFFERENT SEGMENTS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

SO I DON'T HAVE POWERPOINT.

I JUST KIND OF USE A DISCUSSION, UM, IN MY PRESENTATION.

SO IF ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INTERRUPT ME AT ANY TIME.

UM, AT THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT, WE HAVE A COMMITTEE THAT'S CHAIRED BY ME AND IT'S COMPRISED

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ELECTIVES TO, UH, CENTRAL RECORDS PERSONNEL AND TO VICTIM SERVICES PERSONNEL.

AND THE PURPOSE OF THE COMMITTEE IS TWOFOLD.

FIRST OF ALL, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE EDUCATING OUR POLICE OFFICERS WHO ARE ON THE FRONT LINES TO IDENTIFY AND FULLY INVESTIGATE EVERY POTENTIAL HATE CRIME THAT MIGHT BE OUT THERE.

UM, AND SECOND OF ALL, TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY CASE GETS THE ATTENTION THAT IT NEEDS AND FORWARDED TO THE DA'S OFFICE APPROPRIATELY.

AND LET ME UNPACK THAT JUST A LITTLE BIT BY SAYING THAT, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES POLICE OFFICERS ARE CALLED TO SCENES AND MIGHT'VE CRIME, WHETHER IT BE AS SIMPLE, UM, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, ALL THE WAY UP TO A SERIOUS ASSAULT AND IN PUT ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THE REPORT, BUT NEVER REALLY PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER THAT, HEY, THIS IS, THIS MEETS DEFINITION OF A HATE CRIME.

SO WE FEEL IT'S IMPORTANT TO GIVE CONTINUOUS TO THE FRONTLINE TROOPS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY KNOW THAT WHEN THEY'RE OUT ON THE SCENE, THAT THEY ASK THE VICTIM OF THOSE CRIMES OR THE COMPLAINANTS OR WITNESSES, WHY THEY THINK THE CRIME OCCURRED.

IN OTHER WORDS, DO YOU THINK THAT YOU WERE TARGETED BECAUSE OF SOME SORT OF BIAS OR PREJUDICE OR BELONGING TO A SPECIFIC GROUP? AND SOMETIMES IT TAKES A LITTLE BIT OF ADDITIONAL QUESTIONING OR ADDITIONAL IDENTIFYING SPECIFIC DETAILS TO GET THAT INFORMATION INTO THE REPORT.

SO THAT'S ONE THING THAT THE COMMITTEE DOES.

AND SECOND OF ALL, WHEN THE CASES ARE REPORTED TO US, WE MEET ON A MONTHLY BASIS TO REVIEW EACH ONE OF THOSE THAT HAVE THAT SPECIFIC TITLE CODE ON IT.

AND TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S RECEIVED THE ATTENTION THAT IT NEEDS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WENT OUT OF OUR WAY TO GET THE VICTIM OR THE WITNESSES TO, TO COME DOWN AND COOPERATE WITH I'D FULLY IDENTIFYING SUSPECTS OR GIVING SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OR WHATEVER IT IS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN MMM.

UM, AND INFORMED DECISION ON WHAT TO DO WITH THE CASE MOVING FORWARD.

SO WHEN THE CASES ARE REPORTED TO US, THEY'RE IMMEDIATELY SIGNED OUT TO THE PRIMARY DETECTIVE THAT WOULD INVESTIGATE THAT TYPE OF CRIME.

BUT THEN WE ADD A SECOND DEGREE, HATE CRIMES DETECTIVE TO IT FOR SUPPORT.

SO WE HAVE TWO EYES INTO TWO SETS OF EYES AND TWO SETS OF EARS ON THAT CASE, SO THAT, UM, THERE'S LESS OF A CHANCE THAT SOMETHING'S MISSED.

AND WE HAVE TWO DETECTIVES THAT CAN GO OUT AND GIVE ATTENTION TO THAT PARTICULAR CASE.

UM, AND WHAT I MEAN BY THAT, THE DETECTIVE WHO MIGHT BE ASSIGNED TO THAT CASE IS IF IT'S A ROBBERY THAT'S REPORTED, UH, WE DON'T WANT TO REDIRECT THE RESOURCES TO JUST A HATE CRIME SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT, THE ROBBERY DETECTIVE TO INVESTIGATE IT OF THE HATE CRIMES DETECTIVE AS WELL.

SO THAT'S WHY WE BREAK IT OUT THAT WAY.

IN OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS, WE REVIEW THE CASES TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT IT MEETS THE ELEMENTS OF A HATE CRIME.

AND IF IT DOES MEET THE ELEMENT OF A HATE CRIME THAT IS REPORTED TO THE FBI ON A MONTHLY BASIS.

AND IF THERE'S AN MADE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CASE, THAT INFORMATION IS FORWARDED OVER TO THE TRAVIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SO THAT THEY CAN INCLUDE THAT IN THEIR INFORMATION.

IF A HATE CRIME IS COMMITTED IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, IT ACTUALLY ENHANCES THE PENALTY ASSOCIATED WITH THAT CRIME.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, IF SOMEBODY WERE TO COMMIT AN ASSAULT WITH INJURY AGAINST SOMEBODY, THAT'S A CLASS, A MISDEMEANOR IN TEXAS, BUT IF THERE'S A HATE CRIME ASSOCIATED WITH IT, THEN IT'S ACTUALLY PUNISHABLE AS A STATE JAIL FELONY, EVEN THOUGH THE CONVICTION IS FOR A MISDEMEANOR.

SO THE ACTUAL FINE AND OR POTENTIAL JAIL TIME THAT SOMEBODY GETS IS LENGTHENED OR POTENTIALLY LINKEDIN, THE JURY, OR THE JUDGE TO HAVE THAT OPTION IF THE HATE CRIME IS ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

SO WE RECOMMEND THOSE CASES GO THAT DIRECTION WITH THE TRAVIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

AND I FEEL IT'S IMPORTANT.

I'VE HAD A LOT OF THESE DISCUSSIONS OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF SINCE I GOT INTO THIS POSITION.

AND WHAT I HAVE FOUND IS THAT THERE'S A LITTLE, UM, I GUESS, UM, PEOPLE INTERPRET THE LANGUAGE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY, LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY WHEN IT COMES TO HATE CRIME.

SO I WANTED TO SPEND JUST A FEW MINUTES BEFORE I OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS AND JUST EXPLAIN WHAT EXACTLY IS A HATE CRIME IN TERMS OF TEXAS LAW AND WHAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE THINK A HATE CRIME IS AND WHY THE TWO DON'T ALWAYS MATCH UP.

SO IN TEXAS FIRST ELEMENT THAT WE HAVE TO MEET IS THAT THE VICTIM, THE CRIME IS ACTUALLY SELECTED OR TARGETED BECAUSE OF THE SUSPECT'S BIAS OR PREJUDICE AGAINST THE GROUP THAT THEY BELIEVE THEY BELONG TO.

AND THE SECOND ELEMENT IS THAT THERE HAS TO BE SOME SORT OF CRIME INVOLVED WITH THE INVESTIGATION.

SO WHAT WE SEE A LOT OF TIMES IS THAT THERE'S UNFORTUNATELY HATEFUL SPEECH OR HATEFUL LANGUAGE THAT IS, UM, THAT HAPPENS.

AND THE COURSE OF PEOPLE DISAGREEING OR ARGUMENTS THAT MIGHT HAPPEN ON THE STREETS.

BUT IF THE DISTURBANCE DOESN'T RISE TO THE LEVEL OF AN ACTUAL CRIME HAPPENING, IT DOESN'T NEED THE D YEAH, HATEFUL INCIDENT BY ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE.

AND SOMEBODY MIGHT STILL BE POLICE RESOURCES, AND THEY MIGHT STILL NEED OUR VICTIM SERVICES UNIT TO COME AND SORT THROUGH THE MESS, BUT IT MAY NOT ACTUALLY MEET THE DEFINITION OF A HATE CRIME IF THERE'S NO CRIME INVOLVED.

AND SECOND OF ALL, WHAT WE SEE SOMETIMES IS THAT, UM, BRIAN'S HAPPEN

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FOR OTHER REASONS.

AND THEN AFTER THE STRESS AND THE HEIGHTENED EMOTIONS THAT OCCUR, SOMETIMES THERE'S HATEFUL LANGUAGE THAT IS USED AFTERWARDS.

AND WE HAVE TO PROVE THAT THE CRIME OCCURRED BECAUSE OF THE BIAS OR PREJUDICE.

NOT THAT THERE WAS JUST HATEFUL LANGUAGE AFTERWARDS.

SO THAT CAN BE VERY, VERY SPECIFIC WHEN IT COMES TO THESE CASES.

AND WE CERTAINLY LOOK AT THEM, THE CIRCLES THAT WE HAVE TO OVERCOME BEFORE WE WERE ABLE TO PRESENT THOSE CASES TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, AND ACTUALLY SAY THAT THEY MEET THE DEFINITION OF A HATE CRIME.

AND FINALLY, BEFORE I TURN IT OVER FOR QUESTIONING, I WANTED TO SPECIFICALLY TALK ABOUT, UM, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

IT'S A UNIQUE PART OF THE HATE CRIMES STATUTE IN THAT THERE IS ALREADY A CRIME IN TEXAS TITLED INJURY TO THE DISABLED.

SO IF SOMEBODY WERE TO COMMIT AN ASSAULT, WHETHER IT'S A SIMPLE ASSAULT OR A VERY SERIOUS ASSAULT AGAINST SOMEBODY WHO IS DISABLED, THAT IS THE TITLE CODE OR THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE THAT WE WOULD CHARGE THEM WITH INJURY TO THE DISABLED.

AND IT ACTUALLY HAS A, AN INCREASED, UM, THE CLASSIFICATION AND SENTENCING, UH, MORE SO THAN WHETHER IF IT WOULD GO TO THE HATE CRIMES REVIEW COMMITTEE.

SO MORE TIMES THAN NOT, UM, WE SEE THESE COME IN AS INJURY TO THE DISABLED.

HOWEVER, IF THE CRIME THAT'S OCCURRING IS NOT AN ASSAULT, THEN IT CAN COME TO THE HATE CRIMES REVIEW COMMITTEE.

AND WE WOULD BE ABLE TO ENHANCE THE PENALTY THAT WAY, IF IT WERE SAY A CRIMINAL MISCHIEF OR A HARASSMENT OR SOME SORT OF CRIME THAT OCCURRED THAT WASN'T ACTUALLY AN ASSAULT THAN IT WOULD COME TO US FOR THOSE REASONS, BUT IF IT WERE A, A ASSAULT OR A SERIOUS ASSAULT, UM, THEN IT COULD GO UNDER THAT FIRST TITLE CODE AND ACTUALLY HAVE STRICTER PUNISHMENT AND CLASSIFICATION BECAUSE OF THE LAW THAT PREEXISTED THE HATE CRIMES LAWS.

I KNOW THAT WAS A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THE STORE TIME.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ANYBODY HAD ABOUT ANY OF THAT? UH, THIS IS, UH, COMMISSIONER BROOKS.

I HAVE, UH, A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS IN TERMS OF THE, UM, CAPTURING THE, THE INCIDENTS.

UM, YOU ALL HAVE NUMBERS FROM THIS YEAR, UM, IN TERMS OF HATE CRIMES THAT HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED.

THAT'S MY FIRST QUESTION.

GOOD QUESTION.

WE REPORT THEM ON A MONTHLY BASIS AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT, UM, THERE'S TWO THINGS I THINK ABOUT THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

FIRST OF ALL, I, I BELIEVE YOU ARE ON THE FOREFRONT OF DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY.

I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF CITIES THAT, UM, HAVE THAT OPTION OF A HATE CRIME THAT THEIR PATROL OFFICERS CAN USE.

AND THEY PROBABLY CAPTURED THE DATA AS IT COMES IN, BUT WE IN AUSTIN ARE VERY, VERY PROACTIVE.

WE DON'T WANT A CRIME THAT MIGHT'VE BEEN A HATE CRIME TO SLIP THROUGH THE CRACKS.

SO WE ACTUALLY PROACTIVELY GO OUT AND LOOK FOR THEM, TRAIN OUR PEOPLE, TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, TO IDENTIFY THEM, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE CAPTURING THAT DATA.

AND THEN THE REVIEW PROCESS IS VERY ROBUST.

AND IF WE DON'T THINK THE INVESTIGATION WAS COMPLETE, WE SEND THE DETECTIVES BACK OUT THERE TO ASK MORE QUESTIONS.

SO I THINK WE'RE CAPTURING MORE DATA THAN MOST CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES.

FIRST OF ALL.

AND THE SECOND THING I THINK ABOUT AUSTIN IS THAT EVEN THOUGH WE GO THROUGH THOSE HOOPS TO TRY TO CAPTURE THAT DATA, THE NUMBERS ARE STILL VERY, VERY LOW.

ANY CRIME THAT THAT FITS THE DEFINITION IS ONE TOO MANY.

UM, WHEN YOU LOOK AT A CITY THAT IS THE SIZE OF ALMOST A MILLION PEOPLE, A MILLION AND A HALF, WHEN YOU HAVE THE COMMUNITY COMING IN FROM THE SUBURBS.

AND ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE THE, THE SIXTH STREET NIGHTLIFE THAT WE HAVE, UM, WHILE THERE ARE INCIDENTS THAT DO MEET THAT DEFINITION, I BELIEVE THEY'RE VERY LOW.

UH, I HAVE APPROXIMATELY, AND I'M GIVING GENERAL NUMBERS HERE ANYWHERE FROM FIVE TO EIGHT CASES THAT WE WILL REVIEW A MONTH, BUT ONLY, UM, UPWARDS OF MAYBE ONE OR TWO OF THEM AT THE MOST WOULD ACTUALLY BE VOTED AS A YES.

SO THERE WERE SEVERAL MONTHS WHERE THERE'S NONE AT ALL THAT MEET THE DEFINITION OF A HATE CRIME.

SO, UM, I DON'T HAVE THE EXACT NUMBERS FOR THE YEAR.

I HOPE MY ESTIMATES WILL GIVE YOU SOME SORT OF IDEA OF WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, BUT IT'S, IT'S NOT THAT MANY.

AND I DID SPECIFICALLY LOOK AT THE INJURY TO THE DISABLED, THE HATE CRIMES REVIEW COMMITTEE.

DIDN'T NOT GET ANY SINGLE CASES FOR INJURY TO THE DISABLED OR, UM, HATE CRIMES.

OTHER THAT MIGHT'VE MIGHT ACTUALLY MEET THAT DEFINITION.

UM, AND THE REASON IS BECAUSE OF THAT STATUTE, THAT I TALKED ABOUT THREE TO THE DISABLED, AND WE ACTUALLY GOT 28 CASES FROM JANUARY 1ST TO PRESENT, OR THOSE CASES WERE REPORTED TO US.

I DON'T KNOW THE DETAILS OF EACH OF THOSE.

SOME OF THEM MIGHT'VE BEEN UNFOUNDED OR THERE'S NO SUSPECT, OR THEY DIDN'T MEET PROBABLE CAUSE ONLY THREE OF THOSE RESULTED IN ARREST SINCE UP UNTIL A WEDNESDAY WHEN I RAN THE STATISTICS, UM, FINAL QUESTION, UM, IN, IN TERMS OF, UM, CRIMES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND THIS IS MORE, MORE OF A COMMENT.

UM, BUT IF YOU HAVE

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SOMEONE, A VISIBLE DISABILITY, IT'S GOING TO BE PRETTY OBVIOUS THAT THAT INDIVIDUAL IS A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY, BUT IF THEY HAVE A HIDDEN DISABILITY, UH, THEN THE CHALLENGE IS A LITTLE BIT MORE DIFFICULT.

HOW DO YOU GUYS DO ABOUT, UM, ABOUT THAT MAKING? I THINK IT'S A GREAT POINT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TALKED TO OUR, UM, OFFICERS ABOUT IS, YOU KNOW, NOT ONLY WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, BUT ALL OF THE DIFFERENT, UM, QUALIFICATIONS FOR HATE CRIMES AS IS, AS IS IN THE PENAL CODE AND THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.

A LOT OF THOSE MAY NOT BE EVIDENT BY JUST LOOKING AT SOMEBODY.

YOU CAN'T PUT PEOPLE INTO CATEGORIES ALL THE TIME BY LOOKING AT THEM.

SO, UM, WE HAVE TO ASK THE QUESTIONS AND REALLY DIG DEEP INTO WHAT HAPPENED IN THE INCIDENT AND ASK SOMEBODY, WELL, WHAT WERE THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT LED UP TO IT? WHAT EXACTLY DID THE SUSPECT SAY, UM, BEFORE THIS HAPPENED? WHAT EXACTLY DID THE SUSPECT DO? AND THEN THE FINAL QUESTION IS WHY DO YOU THINK THIS HAPPENED? WHY DO YOU THINK THAT YOU WERE TARGETED, ESPECIALLY IF IT WAS SOME SORT OF A STRANGER CRIME? IT'S THE THINGS WE RESPOND TO AS A POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PEOPLE WHO KNOW EACH OTHER FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER, WHETHER THEY'RE FAMILY OR FRIENDS OR ACQUAINTANCES OR NEIGHBORS OR COWORKERS, BUT WHEN WE SEE STRANGERS MAKE CRIMES AGAINST STRANGERS, IT'S ALWAYS GOING TO RAISE A QUESTION TO THE PATROL OFFICER BECAUSE IT'S MORE UNUSUAL, ESPECIALLY IN AUSTIN FOR THAT TO HAPPEN.

SO WE'RE GOING TO DIG A LITTLE DEEPER INTO, WELL, WHY DO YOU THINK YOU WERE TARGETED? AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF WE'VE ASKED ALL THOSE QUESTIONS AND NOTHING COMES UP, WE'RE NOT GOING TO JUST POINT BLANK, YOU KNOW, ASK THEM IF THEY MEET ONE OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS, THAT'S GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT WILL COME UP IN THE COURSE OF THAT DISCUSSION.

I DO HAVE ONE FINAL QUESTION, A CHEER FOR HIM IF THAT'S OKAY.

I'LL ALLOW IT.

OKAY.

UM, SO, UM, IN TERMS OF THE, UM, I GUESS THE REPORTING PROCESS, UM, CAN YOU GIVE US AN IDEA OF THOSE CASES THAT HAVE BEEN REFERRED, WHO WAS TARGETED OR DO YOU HAVE A PATTERN OR ARE THEY ALL OVER THE PLACE? THEY'RE ALL OVER THE PLACE? UM, REALLY, I'VE BEEN IN THIS POSITION FOR 18 MONTHS, APPROXIMATELY, AND, YOU KNOW, WE GET A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.

THE ONLY IDENTIFIABLE PATTERN IS THAT ON MAY 30TH OF 2020, THERE WERE A NUMBER OF PROTESTS AND RIOTS THAT STARTED OCCURRING IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND ACROSS THE NATION, OF COURSE, AND WE HAD A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF ASSAULTS AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS THAT WERE COMMITTED AGAINST THE POLICE OFFICERS.

WE ACTUALLY SURPASSED 20 IN JUST A THREE MONTH TIMEFRAME WHERE POLICE OFFICERS WERE SPIT ON, CHEMICALS WERE THROWN AS FECES, URINE FIREWORKS.

SOME OF OUR OFFICERS CAUGHT ON FIRE AND SOME OF OUR OFFICERS HAD LASER LIGHT SHINED IN THEIR EYES AND SUFFERED TEMPORARY VISION LOSS AND PAIN.

SO, UM, OTHER THAN THAT, WHICH HOPEFULLY WAS JUST A SMALL PERIOD OF TIME THAT, THAT HOPEFULLY NORMALIZES, UM, THERE'S REALLY NO IDENTIFIABLE PATTERN OR SPIKES OR ANY ONE GROUP THAT'S MORE VICTIMIZED THAN ANY OF THEM.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, CHAIR, FRANK.

SO IS THERE ANY DATA THAT REFLECTS SINCE THE, YOU KNOW, THERE'S THE STATUE FOR PEOPLE DISABILITIES? UH, IS THERE ANY DESERT X, UH, KIND OF BURDEN ON COMMISSIONER BROOKS QUESTION REFLECTS WHAT TYPE OF DISABILITY LET'S SAY IF THEY'RE BLIND OR DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING OR THE QUADRIPLEGIC PARAPLEGIC, YOU KNOW, WHAT HAVE YOU THERE, IS THERE ANY DATA THAT REFLECTS ANY TYPE OF GROUPS OF THOSE PEOPLE DISABILITIES OR JUST GENERAL NUMBERS? OKAY.

NOT IN THE HATE CRIMES COMMITTEE.

UM, WE DON'T SEE THEM COMING THROUGH OUR COMMITTEE.

UH THERE'S WELL THAT THERE'S SOME SORT OF STATISTICS THAT GO THROUGH JUST THE GENERAL CRIME ANALYSIS DEPARTMENT, BUT I HAVEN'T SEEN THOSE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS HAVE A COUPLE MORE SECONDS FOR PEOPLE TO MEET IF THEY WANT TO? NO PROBLEM COMMISSIONER.

WELL, I WAS SKIING.

WHAT WORK DO YOU DO WITH THE, UH, AUSTIN TRAVIS COUNTY? UM, HATE CRIMES COMMITTEE.

OKAY.

THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

SO THE ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE CHAIRS, THAT COMMITTEE, I AM A MEMBER OF THAT COMMITTEE STEERING COMMITTEE AND THE MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE AT LARGE.

SO IS JANIE DOMINATES AND KATRINA CLARK WHO ARE VICTIM SERVICES PERSONNEL.

AND, UM, WE REGULARLY SIT IN ON THOSE MEETINGS AND HELP TO GUIDE THE POLICY AND THE NUMBERS AND TALK ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO AS A COMMITTEE, YOU KNOW, MOVING FORWARD.

HMM.

OKAY.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

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ALL RIGHT.

HEARING NONE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND THE WORK THAT YOU DO TO HELP PREVENT HATE CRIMES IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

WE DEFINITELY APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK THAT YOU PUT INTO IT.

THANK YOU ALL FOR HAVING ME.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ALL RIGHT, WE'RE GONNA CYCLE BACK A LITTLE BIT BACKWARDS ON THE AGENDA TO

[2B. discussion and action to update the MCPD Bylaws, dissolving the current standing subcommittees and replace them with ad hoc working groups – Chair Franks and commissioner Orlowski]

ITEM TWO B REGARDING DISSOLVING THE CURRENT, UM, SUB COMMITTEES WITHIN OUR BYLAWS AND REPLACING THAT WITH AD HOC, WORKING GROUPS, COMMISSIONER LASKY, YOU ARE THE PERSON ON THIS AGENDA.

UM, WELL, UH, THEY'RE NOT MEETING ANYMORE.

THE, THE STANDING COMMITTEES AREN'T MEETING ANYMORE AND, UM, THEY HAVEN'T BEEN MEETING FOR A LONG TIME AND THAT'S WHY WE NEED TO, THAT'S WHY I'M PROPOSING THAT.

WE DISSOLVE THEM AND REPLACING THEM WITH WORKING WITH AD HOC WORKING GROUP.

UH, I'D LIKE TO PROPOSE, UH, I'D LIKE TO PROPOSE THAT WE DISSOLVE THEM.

UM, WE'RE NOT, THEY DON'T EXIST, UM, ANYMORE.

WE'D BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN, UM, HAVING WORKING GROUPS.

I LIKE, YEAH.

I'D LIKE TO PROPOSE THAT WE DISSOLVE THE, THE WORKING GROUP, THE, UM, AYE.

I PROPOSE THAT WE DISSOLVE, UH, THE STANDING COMMITTEES AND REPLACED THEM WITH AD HOC WORKING GROUPS.

I LOOKED IN THE STORE FOR DISCUSSION IF THERE IS ANY, UM, THIS IS CRUSHER AN EXAMPLE.

UM, I DON'T, I, I THINK ROBIN IS RIGHT THAT, UM, I DON'T KNOW THAT ANY OF THOSE SUBCOMMITTEES ARE FUNCTIONING RIGHT NOW.

UM, I DON'T, I THINK THAT TECHNICALLY WHAT WE WOULD KNEW THEN WOULD BE JUST REMOVE THOSE SUBCOMMITTEES FROM OUR BYLAWS AND NOT ACTUALLY QUOTE UNQUOTE REPLACED THEM BECAUSE WORKING GROUPS ARE SET UP JUST SEASONALLY AS THEY COME UP.

RIGHT.

SO WE WOULDN'T PUT IN OUR BYLAWS.

OKAY.

AND WE ESTABLISHED THE FOLLOWING WORKING GROUPS.

SO WE WOULD JUST REMOVE THE PROPOSAL THAT I, WHAT I HEAR CONDITIONAL ALLOWS ME, UM, MOVING FOR, UH, OR DISCUSSING MOVING FORWARD IS TO STRIKE THOSE SECTIONS OF THE BYLAWS THAT, UH, ESTABLISHED THE COMMITTEE, THE WORKING SUBCOMMITTEES, AND THEN THERE'D BE NOTHING.

AND THEN WE WOULD JUST ESTABLISH WORK IN GROUPS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AS, AS WE NEED TO.

AND WHAT HAPPENED? YEAH.

FIRE ALARM.

OH, SORRY ABOUT THAT.

YEAH, I'M FINE.

IT'S PROBABLY LIKE SOMETHING ON THE, AND SO THE FURTHER DISCUSSION I THERE IS TOO.

I SEE WHAT I'VE NOTICED OVER THE YEARS.

WE HAVE TO, WHAT I WOULD SAY, EXPANDING WORKING GROUPS ANNUALLY WOULD BE THE BUDGET PLAN WORKING GROUP.

AND THEN THE DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARDS WORKING GROUP.

WE'VE HAD THOSE FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS.

SO I THINK THOSE COULD BE ESTABLISHED.

OKAY.

AND THEN THE OTHER ONES ARE AS NEEDED, BUT OTHER, I WOULD SAY THOSE TWO ARE THE ESTABLISHED ANNUAL ONES WE HAVE.

UM, THIS IS DAVID ON-DECK FOR A POINT OF CLARIFICATION, IS THAT, UH, AD HOC WORKING GROUPS, UH, AS BUDGET SEASON ROLLED AROUND, UH, THE COMMITTEE WOULD, UH, TAKE VOLUNTEERS FOR A WORKING GROUP.

SO IT MAY BE DIFFERENT COMMISSIONERS, UH, EACH, UH, EACH BUDGET CYCLE.

LIKEWISE, UH, SAME WITH THE EMPLOYMENT AWARDS.

UH, THERE WOULD BE A, UH, AS WE DID TODAY, IT WOULD BE AN AGENDA ITEM TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP, UH, FOR THAT PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

AND SO IT REALLY WOULDN'T BE MUCH DIFFERENT THAN IF THERE WAS A WORKING GROUP ESTABLISHED TO, UH, REVIEW THE SIDEWALK MASTER PLAN AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COMMITTEE REGARDING,

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UH, THAT TYPE OF STUFF.

SO, UH, AS IT STANDS, THE WAY WORKING GROUPS GENERALLY WORK CAUSE, UH, THE ESTABLISHMENT IS JUST AS ISSUES COME UP.

UH, IT'S A, UH, IT BECOMES AN AGENDA ITEM TO ESTABLISH, UH, THE WORKING GROUP AND THEY WOULD NOT NECESSARILY CARRY OVER TO THE NEXT YEAR, THE NEXT BUDGET CYCLE OR THE NEXT OCTOBER, THERE WOULD BE A, UH, ANOTHER AGENDA ITEM THAT WOULD, UH, RECOMMEND OR DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP FOR THAT PARTICULAR, FOR THAT PARTICULAR ITEM.

OKAY.

THAT'S FINE.

UM, PERMISSION OR DRINKS IF, UH, WELL, IF ANYONE ELSE WANTS TO ADJUST THIS, BUT I WANTED TO JUST TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT'S IN THE BYLAWS AND HOW WE MIGHT'VE SHAPED YOU, BUT I WANT TO LET ANYBODY ELSE GO FIRST HEARING NONE OF THE SOLDIERS.

OKAY.

SO I'M JUST CIRCLING BACK TO THOSE RIGHT NOW.

THE BYLAWS SAY THAT WE HAVE THE PROBLEM.

THEN IT SAYS WE SHALL HAVE THESE COMMUNITY ACCESS AND PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE AWARDS AND OUTREACH COMMITTEE EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE, AND THOSE COMMITTEES ARE REQUIRED AMONG OTHER THINGS THERE'S OTHER RULES IN THE BYLAWS.

BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THOSE COMMITTEES ARE TO DO IS MEET AT LEAST QUARTERLY AND MAKE AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE BOARD THAT THE JANUARY BOARD.

AND I THINK COMMISSIONER OLASKY IS DEFINITELY CORRECT THAT THAT IS NOT AN OCCURRING FOR A FEW YEARS.

UM, I, I, IT MIGHT, IT MIGHT WORK.

IT SEEMS TO ME BECAUSE, UM, SECTION BEANIE, SO THE THREE COMMITTEES WERE ESTABLISHED IN SECTION A AND SECTION B OF ARTICLE EIGHT SAYS THAT EACH COMMITTEE MUST BE ESTABLISHED BY AN AFFIRMATIVE VOTE OF THE BOARD AND THEN SAYS IT CAN ONLY BE, UM, CAN ONLY MEET IF IT'S APPROVED BY THE COUNCILS AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE, SINCE THE COUNCILS AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE.

I THINK THE BYLAWS, I THINK ALL THOSE THREE ARE VALIDATED, BUT IF WE JUST CHANGE A ARTICLE EIGHT A TO SAY THE MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES MAY, UM, THE FOLLOWING, I THINK WE SOLVED THE WHOLE THING.

AND THEN WE CAN KEEP GOING, JUST KEEP ALL THIS IN HERE BECAUSE THE BYLAWS, THE SECTION ON COMMITTEES, UM, AND THEY'RE CALLED, UM, THE SECTION ON COMMITTEES, UM, YOU KNOW, HAD SOME PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS.

CAUSE I DON'T KNOW THAT WE WANT TO JUST DELETE ALL THIS.

SO IF AT SOME POINT WE WANTED TO ACTIVATE AND GET ONE OF THESE GOING AND WE HAVE THE BANDWIDTH TO DO THAT, IT WOULD HA WOULD HAVE SET FORTH, UH, YOU KNOW, KIND OF THE RULES AROUND YOU CAN NOTICE OR YOU DON'T KNOW, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.

SO MY RECOMMENDATION, IF IT'S THE WILL OF THE COMMISSION TO, UM, DEAL WITH THIS SITUATION WOULD BE TO CHANGE THE WORD SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN ARTICLE EIGHT, SECTION AG TO SAY, MAY HAVE, UM, OR MAY MAYBE EVEN BETTER WOULD BE TO SAY, MAY HAVE, UM, COMMITTEES INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING.

THAT'S WHY BETTER.

CAUSE THEN THAT, THAT, THAT DOESN'T MAKE PROHIBIT US FROM POTENTIALLY CREATING SOME OTHER SUMMIT.

THIS IS DAVID ONDECK AGAIN.

AND I WILL SAY THAT THE CONCEPT OF COMMITTEES, UH, HAS, UH, FOR THE MOST PART, UH, THE MAYOR'S COMMITTEE IS THE, IS THE ONLY ONE NOW THAT HAS COMMITTEES IN THEIR BYLAWS AND ALL OF THE OTHER, UH, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS HAVE REPLACED COMMITTEES WITH WORKING GROUPS, OR I'VE DONE AWAY WITH CROSS STANDING COMMITTEES AND HAVE, UH, DO THE AD HOC WORKING GROUPS, GETTING THEIR, UH, PLACE AT ONE KEY THING ABOUT IT IS THAT WORKING GROUPS CAN MEET WITHOUT STAFF BEING PRESENT AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT MAKE UP A CORUM.

UH, THEY COULD HAVE A POWWOW AT THE STARBUCKS OR WHATEVER.

UM, THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE TO POST THEIR MEETINGS, UH, UH, ON THE, ON THE PUBLIC, UH, POSTING.

SO, UH, MAYBE CHANGING COMMITTEES TO WORKING GROUPS OR, UH, AGAIN, UH, TO KEEP KIND OF THE GUIDELINES.

I SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING,

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UH, COMMISSIONER TRAIL, IS IT KIND OF OUTLINES WHAT THOSE KEY, UH, TASKS OR AT LEAST CATEGORIES WERE, BUT, UH, I, I WILL JUST GENERALLY SAY THAT FOR THE MOST PART WHILE COMPLETELY ALL OF THE OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS HAVE GONE EXCLUSIVELY WITH, UH, WORK IN GROUPS TO GIVE THEMSELVES MORE FLUIDITY IN IDENTIFYING ISSUES AND FORMING GROUPS AND ALSO IN THEIR ABILITY TO MEET AND DISCUSS THINGS AND BRING THEM BACK TO THE, UH, COMMITTEE AT LARGE, THEY REALLY SERVE ALMOST THE IDENTICAL, UH, PURPOSE THAT THE COMMITTEES USED TO SERVE.

AND SO JUST THAT, JUST THAT LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION, UH, AS WE HAVE SOME KNOWLEDGE OF, OF KIND OF THE WHOLE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS PROFILE.

AND SO IF THAT'S USEFUL, GREAT, BUT THAT'S JUST A BIT OF INFORMATION.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER OR .

I THINK DAVID BRINGS UP SOME VERY, VERY IMPORTANT POINTS REGARDING, UM, BOARDS AND COMMISSION GOVERNANCE, UH, ESPECIALLY WHEN TALKING ABOUT, UH, OTHER QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSIONS SUCH AS OURS, UH, AND HOW WE'RE SUPPOSED TO EFFECTIVELY SERVE THE COMMUNITY.

UM, I THINK THAT THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER, UM, ONE REASON WHY, UM, THERE THEY HAVE, AGAIN, UM, I WAY OF OPERATING, WE HAVE A MISSION SIMILAR TO OURS, UH, AND THEY HAVE CHOSEN OPERATING STYLE ALLOWING TO MORE FLUIDITY, MORE FLEXIBILITY.

UH, AND IT'S SOMETHING WE SHOULD CONSIDER IN THIS DEBATE.

I, I DON'T KNOW THAT MAYBE RIGHT NOW, JUST THE DISCUSSION, UM, I, THE WORKING GROUPS IS ALREADY IN IT.

SO THIS ARE THE ARGUMENT ABOUT FLEXIBILITY AND FLUIDITY AND ALL THAT THAT'S ALREADY IN THERE FOR THE WORKING GROUPS.

I DO THINK THAT THERE'S A REASON THEY WERE IN THERE TO GIVE SOME STRUCTURE AND SOME GUIDANCE TO THE WORK THAT THE COMMISSION DOES.

ON THE OTHER HAND, WE'RE NOT USING THEM, WE'RE NOT DOING IT.

AND IF NOBODY ELSE SAYS, THEN, YOU KNOW, I, I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THAT BEING AN EMOTION THAT COMMISSIONER LASKEY MAKES.

I DO WANT TO JUST SAY THAT.

UM, OKAY.

SO WITH THAT IN MIND AND DURING WORK, I'M NOT SURE WHO'S GOING TO FIX THEN TO DO THAT.

I NEED DELETE COMMITTEES FROM ARTICLE EIGHT WOULD JUST BE TO STRIKE THAT FROM THE TITLE COMMITTEES AND STRIPE, ALL OF THE SECTION OF ARTICLE EIGHT THAT HAS TO DO WITH COMMITTEES.

AND THAT WOULD LEAVE THE SECTION OF ARTICLE EIGHT THAT HAS TO DO WITH WORKING GROUPS.

SO THAT WOULD BE A PRETTY SIMPLE EDITORIAL FIX.

IF A CONDITIONAL ALLOWS ME, WANTS TO MAKE A MOTION TO DO THIS FALL.

SORRY, ONE SECOND.

SO BASICALLY, UH, YEAH, JUST ONE SECOND COMMISSIONER, UH, BASICALLY THE INTENT OF THOSE COMMITTEE COMMITTEES.

WE CAN UTILIZE WITH WORKING GROUPS.

WE CAN VOCALIZE IN A CERTAIN INTENT, A CERTAIN DIRECTIVE TOWARDS WHATEVER ENDEAVOR WE'RE TRYING TO WORK ON.

WE BASICALLY LET ME SAY AND HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY, UM, LESS RESTRICTIONS, YOU KNOW, SYDNEY STAMP DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PRESIDENTS.

YOU CAN MEET IN A STARBUCKS AND WE TALK ABOUT WHAT WE'RE GOING TO LISTEN FOR THE NEXT DAY AGENDA ITEM.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? SO ULTIMATELY THEY'RE THE SAME THING, JUST LESS RESTRICTIVE.

SO, UM, FLORES NOW YEARS COMMISSIONER LASKEY.

OH, UM, WELL I WANT TO YOU TO GO AHEAD AND FINISH FIRST.

I'M DONE.

YOU'RE GOOD.

OKAY.

ARE YOU SURE? YES.

OKAY.

UM, WELL I JUST, UM, I WAS GONNA SAY, SORRY, THIS IS DIAMOND ONDECK.

ONE MORE QUICK COMMENT, UH, THAT HAS COME UP BEFORE WITH WORKING GROUPS AND MAYBE RELEVANT IS THAT WORKING GROUPS ALSO ALLOW FOR OUTSIDE, UH, COMMUNICATION FOR PUBLIC INPUT INTO THE PROCESS.

AND, UH, I GUESS COMMITTEES DO AS WELL.

UH, THERE'S A, UH, AN AGENDA THAT IS, UH, CONSIST OF PUBLIC COMMENT, BUT A WORKING GROUP, UH, IS MUCH MORE FLEXIBLE IN TERMS OF INVITING, UH, SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS FROM THE OUTSIDE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INFORMATION THAT'S GATHERED BY THE WORKING GROUP.

THANK YOU, DAVID.

UM, BEFORE ANY FURTHER

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COMMENTS, COMMISSIONER ALLOWS GUYS WANNA OPEN THE FLOOR TO ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS, IF THEY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS WHEN I'VE NOT SPOKEN ON THIS SUBJECT MATTER.

HI, JONATHAN, IT'S DIANE HORNS ON STELLA DEBRA.

I'M LOOKING AT AN OLDER VERSION OF THE, UM, OF OUR BYLAWS.

I DON'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT WORKING GROUPS IN HERE LOOKING AT THE, ON THE WEBSITE.

SO MAYBE THAT'S NOT, I'M NOT SURE IF THAT'S NOT THE MOST UP TO DATE.

YOU KNOW WHAT I BET IT IS.

I WAS SCROLLING DOWN AN EMAIL TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING, OKAY, LET ME SEE IF I CAN FIND A DATE.

IT'S FEBRUARY 11TH, 2016.

WHAT'S THE DATE OF THE ONES YOU WERE LOOKING AT? THIS ONE.

OH YEAH, THIS ONE'S FROM 2015.

OH YEAH.

SO ALL THOSE PROVISIONS, WHATEVER FLEXIBILITY WORKING GROUPS PROVIDE, THAT'S ALREADY AUTHORIZED BY THE BYLAW.

THAT'S NOT ISSUE IS, DO WE STRIKE THE COMMITTED? MY ONLY CONCERN IS THAT, UM, WHEN I JOINED, WE WERE DOING THE, UH, DISABILITY MENTORING DAY.

UM, AND I, IT'S A GREAT THING TO DO.

AND I'VE GOT A CHILD THAT WOULD ABSOLUTELY BENEFIT FROM THAT.

UM, FOR ONE OF THE REASON OUR COMMITTEE JUST KIND OF SHIFTED AND WE DIDN'T DO THAT.

AND THERE JUST DIDN'T SEEM TO BE A LOT OF INTEREST IN KEEPING IT UP.

I DON'T WANT IT TO GET LOST.

SO I DON'T KNOW, AS LONG AS THERE'S ANOTHER WAY OF HAPPY SHARING THAT.

SO MAYBE IT CAN GET TO NEW MEMBERS IN REVISIT DOING THAT DISABILITY MENTORING DAY AND DOING, YOU KNOW, UM, JOB TRAINING, EMPLOYMENT, YOU KNOW, OUTREACH KIND OF THING.

THEN I'M GOOD WITH STRIKING CAUSE YOU KNOW, DEBRA, RIGHT.

UM, ROBIN, YOU GUYS ARE RIGHT.

WE HAVEN'T REALLY BEEN NEEDING THE COMMUNITIES HAVE NOT BEEN MEANING WE HAVEN'T BEEN DOING WHAT BYLAWS, SO RIGHT.

CAUSE WE CAN STILL REVISIT THAT WITH A FEW, LIKE IN THE FUTURE AGENDA ITEM, FORMATIVE WORKING GROUP TO, YOU KNOW, DISCUSS WHAT WE COULD DO.

LET'S ADD IN THE TYPE OF PROJECT, YOU KNOW, HOW COULD WE BENEFIT, YOU KNOW, MEANT A MENTEE.

I WILL SAY THAT THAT MENTORING THING WAS IN PRIOR BYLAWS AND IT IS NOT IN THE CURRENT BYLAWS.

SO THAT THE MENTORING THING YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IS NO LONGER EVEN IN THERE.

I ALSO THINK THAT WE'VE GOT TO COME UP WITH A WAY TO KEEP OURSELVES TO SOME OF THESE THINGS SO THEY DON'T GET LOST, BUT MAYBE, MAYBE SO MAYBE WE SHOULD PUT THAT ON THE FUTURE AGENDA, THE DISABILITY MENTORING, UM, RIGHT.

AND THIS IS CONDITIONAL RSP.

I DO BELIEVE BEING INVOLVED IS IMPORTANT MYSELF.

UM, BUT A METHOD I, WHICH I ALSO BELIEVE THAT EFFECTIVE METHODS ARE THE BEST WAY TO BE INVOLVED.

AND UM, IF WE'RE NOT MEETING, WE CAN'T PLAN THOSE EFFECTIVE METHODS.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE TO THE APPROPRIATE TOOLS TO PROVIDE THE EFFECTIVE DELIVERY METHOD.

UM, AND I THINK THAT, UH, I THINK WHAT'S A FLEXIBLE MEETING, APPROPRIATE FLEXIBILITY MEETING, APPROPRIATE WAYS OF MEETING, UM, PROPER WAYS OF MEETING, UH, WILL HELP DELIVER THOSE APPROPRIATE TOOLS BY THE WAY, TREASURE BROOKS BY WATER OR ANY COMMENTS, QUESTIONS.

UH, CAN WE SHARE A BOTTLE OF WATER? CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

UH, I AGREE THAT THE MENTORING WOULD STILL BE VERY IMPORTANT, BUT I DO ALSO AGREE THAT IF WE HAVEN'T BEEN USING, UM, YOU KNOW, THOSE THINGS, THE, THE SEAMS, WHY KEEP SOMETHING THAT'S OBSOLETE, IF WE CAN FIND A BETTER WAY TO DO IT, AS LONG AS WE STILL DO THE MENTORING AND ANY OTHER, UM, YOU KNOW, UH, EVENTS OR PARTICIPATION THAT WE NEED TO DO.

SO,

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UM, FOR, UH, SHE'S THING TO DO, AS LONG AS WE KEEP UP WITH THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO.

SO I, UM, I'M IN AGREEMENT TO STRIKE IN OR CHANGE THE VOCABULARY IN THE BYLAWS.

AND THIS SAYS COMMISSIONER TRIAC CAN, I WOULD AGREE.

I THINK MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM A COMMITTEE TO THE FLEXIBILITY FOR WORKING GROUP WILL PROBABLY ALLOW US TO GET MORE DONE BECAUSE OF THAT ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY.

UM, AND I THINK I LIKED COMMISSIONER THROWS SUGGESTION FOR KEEP, MAYBE KEEPING THE LANGUAGE OF THE SPECIFIC COMMITTEES.

SO THOSE AREN'T LOST, UM, BUT REFRAMING THEM AS THAT THEY MAY BE ESTABLISHED AS WORKING GROUPS RATHER THAN FULL COMMITTEES.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? I THINK WE NEED A MOTION.

YEAH.

I'M JUST OPENING UP THE FLOOR FOR ANY FINAL.

OKAY.

ANY FINAL COMMENTS, IF NOT, UH, THE FLOOR IS ALSO OPEN FOR ANY MOTION TO BE MAD.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE MOTION TO ESTABLISH, UH, DESTRUCT THE CURRENT LANGUAGE OF OUR COMMITTEES AND REPLACE THEM WITH A WORKING GROUPS.

WE'RE WORKING WITH LANGUAGES ALREADY IN THE BYLAWS.

SO, OH, COORDINATOR, IS THAT CORRECT? YES, IT'S IN THERE.

OKAY.

OH, NO WORRIES.

IF YOU WANT TO REFRAME YOUR MOTION, UH, WHAT'S YOUR LAST NAME? OKAY.

LIKE TO MAKE MOTION OF STRIKE OUR STANDING COMMITTEES FROM THE BYLAWS.

IS THERE A SECOND? SO I WOULD, I WOULD MAKE A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT TO SAY STRIKE THE SECTION OF THE BYLAWS WITH SECTION EIGHT AND ARTICLE EIGHT THAT, THAT HASN'T HAD OR COMMITTED.

SO STRIKE THE WORD COMMITTEES FROM THE TITLE AND STRIKE THE ENTIRE SECTION OF ARTICLE EIGHT THAT HAS TO DO WITH COMMITTEE.

OTHERWISE YOUR MOTION SOUNDS LIKE JUST STRIKING THE THREE ESTABLISHED COMMITTEES.

THIS IS MY FRIENDLY AMENDMENT.

IF YOU'LL ACCEPT IT RIGHT.

YOU ACCEPTED? YES, I ACCEPTED.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

IS THERE A SECOND? THIS IS DIANE TERMS ALSO ALLIES.

OKAY.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

THOSE ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS.

AND I APPRECIATE THE DISCUSSION AND THE CONTINUED DESIRE TO JUST CONTINUE TO DO THE WORK THAT WE DO.

ALRIGHT.

I'M SORRY TO INTERRUPT, BUT I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT LEE WIN AND I WILL WORK ON AMENDING THE BYLAWS PER THIS MOTION AND WE'LL GET THOSE TO THE APPROPRIATE CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE.

THANK YOU, DAVID.

SO MOVING ON TO FEATURE

[4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:]

GENDA ITEMS, DAVID, I HAVE AN INQUIRY, UH, COMMISSIONER BURKE REACHED OUT, UH, DURING THIS MEETING, HE IS, HAS BEEN ABLE TO ACCESS THE MEETINGS THROUGH THE APP.

HE UTILIZES THE CISCO APP.

HE'S BEEN HAVING SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES AND HE'S BEEN WONDERING AS IF THE ONLY PLATFORM WE CAN REUSE.

CAN WE USE SOMETHING LIKE ZOOM OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT FOR MEETINGS? I WOULD HAVE TO DEFER THAT TO, UH, ANY CITY HALL STAFF WHO ARE OUR TECHNICAL PEOPLE.

OKAY.

YEAH.

HE'S BEEN HAVING SOME ISSUES HE'S, HE'S SAID FOR, I BELIEVE I'M PAST FEW MONTHS.

UM, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE UNABLE TO ANSWER AT THE MOMENT, BUT WE CAN, UM, I CAN LOOK INTO SOMETHING FOR YOU GUYS, RIGHT? THANK YOU, LEE.

OKAY, GO AHEAD.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER ORLOVSKY.

UM, I WOULD LIKE US TO CONSIDER, UH, I WOULD LIKE TO, UM, UH, HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THAT JOINT, TRAVIS COUNTY, AUSTIN HATE CRIMES, TASK FORCE.

UH, I KNOW WE HAD SOMEBODY FROM APD, BUT I WOULD LIKE US TO VOTE ON, UM, JOINING THE APD.

I MEAN

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THE AUSTIN, AUSTIN, TRAVIS COUNTY, UM, HATE CRIMES, TASK FORCE.

OKAY.

UM, I THINK THAT THAT'S A VERY, UH, VERY IMPORTANT, UM, ONGOING ISSUE.

UH, WE HEARD TODAY THAT I, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE, UM, CAN BE VICTIMS OF A CRIME BECAUSE OF THEIR DISABILITY.

UH, I DO THINK THAT THAT'S A, UH, THAT'S A CONSIDERATION.

UM, ALSO, UH, I'M WORKING WITH, UM, PEOPLE FROM, UH, THE OFFICE OF POLICE OVERSIGHT ON A, UH, DISABILITY FORUM, WHICH IS COMING UP, UM, THAT IS SCHEDULED FOR, UH, THE, WHEN, MMM, DECEMBER, DECEMBER 2ND AND THE NIGHT TIME.

AND, UM, HIS POLICE OVERSIGHT, UH, OFFICE OF EQUITY AND THE MAYOR'S OFFICE.

AND, UH, IT'S GOING TO BE ONLINE.

SO THAT'S, UM, UPCOMING EVENT.

AND PLEASE TELL EVERYBODY IN COMMUNITY, ALL YOUR CONTACTS TO, UH, COME AND SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH A DISABILITY AT POLICING POLICE ISSUES.

I'LL SEND OUT THE URL AS SOON AS IT GETS TICKED AND PUBLISHED.

THANK YOU FOR THAT COMMISSIONER LASKEY.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY AGENDA ITEMS, JAIR FRANKS? THIS IS DAVID.

UM, THE, UM, UH, POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY, UH, WAS IN THE THROWS OF THEIR FINAL, UM, UH, THEY WERE WRAPPING UP AND WERE UNABLE TO PRESENT IT TODAY.

ITEM TWO, B R THREE, I'M SORRY.

AND THEY REQUESTED TO BE ADDED TO THE NOVEMBER AGENDA.

THAT'S FINE.

THE HEART.

I MEAN, I KNEW WE GOT AN UPDATE ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY AND THE VENDOR BEING IMPROVED.

WOULD THAT BE ANYTHING THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO GET ANY UPDATES ON KIND OF THE NEXT STEPS AND TIMELINES AT OUR NEXT MEETING? I WILL CERTAINLY REACH OUT TO THEM AND ASK.

AND ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION SINCE THERE WAS A WORKING GROUP ON THE EMPLOYMENT AWARDS, UH, ESTABLISHED TODAY, IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO KEEP THAT AS A RUNNING AGENDA ITEM, UH, TO HAVE REPORTS FROM THAT WORKING GROUP EACH MONTH, THAT'S FINE WITH ME.

WELL, I'M NOT A COMMITTEE MEMBER, SO SOMEBODY ELSE'S GOING TO HAVE TO RECOMMEND IT.

SURE.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER SHREK.

I WILL MAKE THAT A PROPOSAL OR SUGGESTION TO ADD A REPORT FROM THE WORKING GROUP, UM, RELATED TO DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARDS TO THE NEXT MEETING.

DOES IT HAVE TO BE THAT THAT HAS MADE CORRECT DAVID THAT'S THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CONDITIONER? YES.

AS LONG AS YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, UH, IT'S A, UH, THAT'S THE TWO WE NEED.

ALL RIGHT.

SOUNDS GOOD.

ANYBODY ELSE? UM, JUST, UH, REGARDING A FEATURE AGENDA ITEM THAT WAS BROUGHT FORTH IN OUR LAST MEETING, HE'S ALREADY ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE, DAVID IS GOING TO SEND OUT SOME INFORMATION, UM, MORE, ONCE YOU COLLECTED INFORMATION ABOUT OPTIONS AND, UM, YEAH.

AND IF YOU WANNA GO ON THAT DATE OR DO YOU JUST WANT TO GO THROUGH, WE'LL CIRCULATE AN EMAIL, I'LL CIRCULATE AN EMAIL.

I'VE BEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH OUR COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE, AND THEY HAVE SOME, UH, GUIDELINES THAT THEY WANTED THE COMMITTEE TO REVIEW.

I WILL GET THOSE GUIDELINES OUT AND THEN THEY WILL AVAIL THEMSELVES TO DISCUSS THOSE, UH, AT A, UH, AT A FUTURE MEETING.

UH, IF IT, UH, IT'S TIMELY FOR NOVEMBER, I WILL ABSOLUTELY LET EVERYBODY KNOW

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THIS IS COMMISSIONER ORLOVSKY.

UM, I DID FIND OUT THAT, UH, THREE, UH, THE, UH, UH, THREE OF OUR FELLOW COMMISSIONERS ON, UH, THE JOINT INCLUSION FELLOW COMMISSIONS ON THE, UM, JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE DO HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES.

THEY COULD GIVE US CLUES ON, UM, HOW THE PROCESS WORKS.

UH, THE WOMEN'S COMMISSION HAS A PAGE.

UH, THE IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS COMMISSION HAVE A PAGE.

UH, THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION HAS A PAGE.

UH, THEY WOULD BE HAPPY TO WALK US THROUGH THE PROCESS, UH, UM, PERSPECTIVE OF A COMMISSION WHO OBTAINED IT, UH, HOW THIS W HOW IT WORKS.

I, WHAT TO EXPECT, UH, ANY SNAGS THEY HAD, I WILL RECOMMEND TO THE COMMISSION THAT BECAUSE DAVE AND I HAD A DISCUSSION IT'S PRETTY TEDIOUS, UM, EVEN COSTLY.

SO, UM, ONCE DAVID COLLECTED INFORMATION CIRCULATE, SO WE CAN HAVE IT AS THE FUTURE AGENDA ITEM.

OKAY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WELL, I JUST WANTED TO OFFER THAT PERSPECTIVE CAUSE, UM, I'M SURE THEY, UH, THE, A, UH, COMMISSIONER FROM ONE OF THOSE COMMISSIONS WOULD BE ESPECIALLY HAPPY TO APPEAR AT ONE OF OUR MEETINGS AND, UM, DURING CITIZEN COMMUNICATION AND, UM, MAYBE TALK ABOUT IT.

HMM.

OKAY.

UM, THAT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS OR IS THERE ANY OTHER FEATURE AGENDA ITEMS? ALL RIGHT.

HEARING NONE.

I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.

SO MOVE TO COMMISSIONER BROOKS.

ALL RIGHT.

IS THERE A SECOND, A SECOND.

ALRIGHT.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING HI.

HI.

HI.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED.

ALL RIGHT.

Y'ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

AND THEY SAY, THEN YOU NEED ANYTHING.

JUST REACH OUT, HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

THANK YOU.

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* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.