Commission on the Status of Women Meeting
September 13, 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 SEPTEMBER 13, 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 AUGUST 9, 2018 DRAFT MINUTES – ALMOND (Pgs. 4-7)
- 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 – 7 MINUTES
- Follow up on tabling events in Santa Rosa and Petaluma markets and updates on secured dates and locations – All
- Women’s Equality Resolution presentations were recognized in the cities of Cloverdale, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa and Sonoma and in the County – Almond (Pages 8-9)
- OPENINGS AND APPOINTMENTS – ALMOND
- Chair will swear in Betsy Connolly of the Fourth District
- 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.
- Ethics Training – Almond – 3 minutes
AB 1234 mandates that Ethics in Public Service training must be completed by each member of a legislative body, each elected official, any employees who may be designated by an agency to receive the training, and all members of boards/commissions/committees. Currently, there are two commissioners who have not completed their training aside from new commissioners from the Fourth District.
- Junior Commissioner Project – Diaz De Leon and Padilla – 10 Minutes
Commissioners to provide a recap of the orientation and an update on current progress.
- Strategic Planning Session – Almond – 10 minutes
Chair will go over supply list, and food ideas. Commissioners will vote on a budget for this meeting.
- Women’s History Month Suffrage Project and 2020 Centennial Sonoma County – Almond, Brown 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. Chair Almond and Commissioner Blalock will discuss the 2020 Centennial Project proposed by Supervisor Lynda Hopkins
- Domestic Violence Awareness and Suicide Prevention Month – Almond – 10 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 and suicide prevention that can be shared via social media. Chair will also mention the joint-resolution efforts CSW participates in. Commissioners will also discuss potential showing of “The Mask You Live In” and possibly vote on allocating funds towards this showing.
- Potential Ad Hocs – Almond – 3 minutes
Chair will remind everyone about the workplan (sample included on pages 10-12) for potential ad hocs that is due prior to the posting of the October agenda for the regular commission meeting in order to discuss possible changes to workplans for the strategic planning meeting at the end of October.
- Letter of Support – Almond – 5 minutes
Chair Almond will talk about the recently emailed urge for support that was intended to reach all CSW subscribers. Chair will also mention the NOW and Verity letters of support. (Pages 13-14)
- “Past Commissioners” Update – Almond – 3 minutes
Chair to provide an update on the status of the list of past commissioners who have served CSW.
- CSW Processes – Almond and Whyte – 5 minutes
Commissioners will go over the current assignments and coverage for certain tasks. An updated list is provided in the packet.
- 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
- Budgetary information including invoice procedure
- County email update
- COMMUNITY ISSUES, LIAISONS, AND COORDINATORS – 5 MINUTES
Program development updates not included above.
- 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.