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Commission on the Status of Women Meeting

April 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Agenda

First District: Jan Blalock, Joanne M. Brown
Second District: Trisha Almond (Chair), Karen Langdon, Caitlin Quinn
Third District: Jennifer Whyte (Officer-at-Large)
Fourth District: Leticia Padilla, Dianna MacDonald, Betsy Connolly
Fifth District: Lorena Barrera (Vice-Chair), Ariana Diaz De Leon, Jessica Wood
* On Leave of Absence

  1. CALL TO ORDER – INTRODUCTIONS – MISSION STATEMENT
  2. APPROVAL OF THE APRIL 11, 2019 AGENDA
    Due to the requirements of the Brown Act, only changing the order of, or deletion of items may be allowed. New items may not be added.
  3. APPROVAL OF THE MARCH 14TH MEETING MINUTES
  4. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDIZED ITEMS
    Public comment is limited to three minutes per topic, unless otherwise noted.
  5. COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Commissioners to provide any commission-related announcements, report on communications
    with supervisors and also announce any tabling opportunities.
    1. OPENINGS AND APPOINTMENTS
      1. Chair will report out on openings.
    2. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDIZED ITEMS
      Public comment is limited to three minutes per topic, unless otherwise noted.
    3. PRESENTATIONS
      Commissioners will hear from Ms. Hayly Peacock, the Prevention Education Manager for Verity. She will be discussing the work that Verity does in our community with a special focus on Prevention Education.
    4. REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS
      Discussion and possible action on items 1 to 5.
      1. Officer Administrative Reports - Barrera and Whyte
        Officers will go over various administrative items.
      2. 2020 Project - Brown
        Commissioners to discuss Brown’s idea of promotion of the 2020 project through Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) channels, including social media.
      3. Sonoma County Pride - Blalock
        Commissioner Blalock will inform the commission about the upcoming Pride event and ask the commission to consider being an event sponsor. This item will require a vote to approve funds in the amount of $500.
      4. Marketing Ad Hoc Funding Requests - Langdon, Quinn and Wood
        The Marketing Ad Hoc is requesting CSW approval of up to $710 from the general fund to be used for Facebook ads, ticket purchases, and sponsorships to support CSW promotional and networking activities in support of previously identified 2019 priorities. Approval discussion will include potential approval of a $100 or $250 sponsorship and increased ticket purchases for the Verity and 4Cs fundraisers, based on other Marketing Ad Hoc expenditures being deleted, allotting more leeway in use of CSW's general fund.
      5. Tampon Tax - Diaz De Leon
        Commissioner Diaz De Leon will be providing a brief report on Assembly Bill 31, introduced by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia. Commissioners will discuss the research provided by Diaz De Leon and provide direction to the commission.
    5. NOMINATION OF OFFICERS
      Chair will read the duties and qualifications for the Chair, Vice-Chair and Officer-at-Large positions. Nominations will then be taken from the floor.
    6. AD HOC COMMITTEE AND PROJECT COMMITTEE UPDATES
      Commissioners to provide reports and/or updates from the work being done by their ad hoc committee(s) and/or project committee(s).
      1. Empowerment Ad Hoc
      2. Marketing Ad Hoc
      3. Women’s Voices
      4. Junior Commissioner Project Committee
    7. COMMUNITY ISSUES, LIAISONS, AND COORDINATORS
      Commissioners to provide brief updates or ideas on the following:
      1. ACCW
      2. Field Trip Ideas 
      3. Human Trafficking Task Force
      4. Legislative Advisory Group
      5. NWHA
      6. Sonoma County 2020 Centennial Coalition 
      7. Speaker Coordinator – Speaker Jong Lee on the Comfort Women 
    8. AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT COMMISSION MEETING
      Proposal, discussion, and possible action items for next Commission meeting.
      • Reminder of officer elections for FY 2019-2020
      • Reappointment of Commissioners
      • CSW Scholarship at SRJC
    9. ADJOURNMENT

    Agendas and Materials

    Due to legal, copyright, privacy or policy considerations, not all materials are posted online. Materials that are not posted are available for public inspection between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 575 Administration Drive, Suite 116B, Santa Rosa, CA.

    Public Comment

    Any member of the audience desiring to address the Commission on a matter on the agenda: Please walk to the public speaker’s table and after receiving recognition from the Chair, please state your name and make your comments. In order that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak, please be brief and limit your comments to the subject under discussion. Each person is usually granted 3 minutes to speak; time limitations are at the discretion of the Chair. While members of the public are welcome to address the Commission, under the Brown Act, Commission members may not deliberate or take action on items not on the agenda, and generally may only listen.

    Disabled Accommodation: If you have a disability which requires an accommodation, an alternative format, or requires another person to assist you while attending this meeting, please contact the Deputy Clerk at (707) 565-2821, as soon as possible to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

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    County of Sonoma
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    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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    Sonoma County Administration Building
    575 Administration Drive
    Suite 116B
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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