Commission on the Status of Women Meeting
October 11, 2018 at 6:00 PM
575 Administration Drive
First District: Jan Blalock, Joanne M. Brown
Second District: Trisha Almond (Chair), Karen Langdon
Third District: Victoria Fleming*, 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
- CALL TO ORDER – INTRODUCTIONS – MISSION STATEMENT – ALMOND
- APPROVAL OF THE OCTOBER 11, 2018 AGENDA – ALMOND
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.
- APPROVAL OF THE SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 DRAFT MINUTES – ALMOND (Pgs. 4-9)
- PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDIZED ITEMS – ALMOND
Public comment is limited to three minutes per topic, unless otherwise noted.
- COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMUNICATIONS WITH SUPERVISORS/TABLING OPPORTUNITIES – ALL – 5 MINUTES
- Cloverdale Latino Celebration and Bi-national Health Fair - Almond
Chair will go over invitation from the Cloverdale Cultural Committee for this event being held on October 20, 2018 from 1pm to 6pm. (Application on Page 10)
- OPENINGS AND APPOINTMENTS – ALMOND
- Re-appointment of Commissioner Wood.
- Chair will report out on openings.
- PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDIZED ITEMS – ALMOND
Public comment is limited to three minutes per topic, unless otherwise noted
- REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS
Discussion and possible action on items 1 through 8.
- Junior Commissioner Project – Diaz De Leon and Padilla – 10 Minutes
Commissioners to provide an update on current progress. Additionally, commissioners will request a vote on a budget. A detailed breakdown of the proposed budget will be provided the day of the meeting.
- Women’s History Month Suffrage Project and 2020 Centennial Sonoma County – Brown, Connolly and Langdon – 10 Minutes
Commissioners Brown and Langdon will provide a short update on the project being coordinated by the National Women’s History Project. Commissioner Connolly will provide a short update on the 2020 Centennial Project proposed by Supervisor Lynda Hopkins.
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Almond – 3 minutes
Chair will discuss a possible strategy to have CSW work as a team in finding posts, articles, or any information related to domestic violence awareness that can be shared via social media. Chair will also mention the joint-resolution efforts CSW participates in.
- “Past Commissioners” Update – Almond – 1 minute
Chair to provide an update on the status of the list of past commissioners who have served CSW.
- Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Presentation – Whyte – 15 minutes
Commissioner Whyte will provide a presentation regarding the effects of IPV on many families, and women in particular and reminding everyone of the warning signs and options for those in unhealthy relationships and how this should be emphasized during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
- Strategic Planning Meeting – Almond – 5 minutes
Chair Almond will briefly discuss the over final details of the strategic planning meeting including confirmation of supplies and food orders.
- Potential Ad Hocs – Almond, Barrera, Blalock, Brown, Langdon, Whyte and Wood – 15 minutes (Pgs. 11-24)
Commissioners will discuss their work plans briefly to give entire commission an idea of what will be discussed in detail at the strategic planning meeting.
- Report on Administrative Information – Almond – 5 minutes
Chair to provide an update on various county-based, commission-related projects, as well as review other administrative and budgetary items, as needed, to include:
- Review budget and attendance
- County email update for Junior Commission
- COMMUNITY ISSUES, LIAISONS, AND COORDINATORS – 5 MINUTES
Program development updates not included above.
- ACCW updates
- Field Trip – Update from Commissioners managing specific field trips
- Human Trafficking Task Force – Blalock
- Speaker Coordinator – All
- Volunteer Coordinator – Vacant
- AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT COMMISSION MEETING
Proposal, discussion, and possible action items for next Commission meeting.
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.
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.
Commitment to Civil Engagement
All are encouraged to engage in respectful dialog that supports freedom of speech and values diversity of opinion. Commissioners, Staff, and the public are encouraged to:
- Create an atmosphere of respect and civility where Commissioners, County Staff, and the Public are free to express their ideas within the time and content parameters established by the Brown Act and CSW’s standard Parliamentary procedures (Robert’s Rules of Order);
- Establish and maintain a cordial and respectful atmosphere during discussions;
- Foster meaningful dialogue free of attacks of a personal nature and/or attacks based on age, (dis)ability, class, education level, gender, gender identity, occupation, race and/or ethnicity, sexual orientation;
- Listen with an open mind to all information, including dissenting points of view, regarding issues presented to the Commission;
- Recognize it is sometimes difficult to speak at meetings, and out of respect for each person's perspective, allow speakers to have their say without comment or body gestures, including booing, whistling or clapping;
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.