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Commission on the Status of Women Special Meeting

February 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM

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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 – ALMOND
  2. APPROVAL OF THE FEBRUARY 21, 2019 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.
  3. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES – ALMOND
  4. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDIZED ITEMS – ALMOND
    Public comment is limited to three minutes per topic, unless otherwise noted.
  5. COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS / COMMUNICATIONS WITH SUPERVISORS / TABLING OPPORTUNITIES – ALL
  6. OPENINGS AND APPOINTMENTS – ALMOND
    1. Chair will report out on openings.
  7. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDIZED ITEMS – ALMOND
    Public comment is limited to three minutes per topic, unless otherwise noted.
  8. REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS
    Discussion and possible action on items 1 through 4.
    1. Report on Administrative Responsibilities – Almond, Barrera and Whyte – 15 minutes
      Officers will go over the following items with Commissioners:
      1. Procedures to be followed by Commissioners for discussion items during public meetings
      2. Overview of officer powers and limitations
      3. Officer nominations
      4. Storage expenses
      5. Overview of attendance and budget reports
      6. Reminders for March meeting including tightening up agenda
      7. Ad Hoc meetings and invitations to Chair
    2. Purchase of Prize Wheel - Blalock - 3 minutes
      Commissioner Blalock is proposing the commission votes on approving $80 from the general fund to be used for the purchase of a prize wheel for engagement with the community at events.
    3. Marketing Ad Hoc – Langdon, Quinn, and Wood – 20 minutes
      Commissioners will explain details regarding their final work plan and they will vote on approving a suggested budget for their planned work. There will be separate votes on separate items. The ad hoc is asking for the consideration and possible approval of the following:
      • approving $1,000 for the Marketing Ad Hoc budget for promotional items,
      • approving $100 from general fund to use for Facebook ads in March and April,
      • approving $698 from general fund to purchase event tickets for International Women’s Day, Own Your Magnificence event; Sonoma County Women in Conversation event; and 4Cs Tuxedos n Tennis Shoes event and
      • approving $100 from the general fund to purchase two promotional drawing prizes to give away at March and April Women’s Voices events.
    4. MOU regarding Sexual Assault from DA’s Victim’s Services - Blalock - 5 minutes
      Commissioner Blalock will discuss proposal from County of Sonoma to US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program FY 2019 Memorandum of Understanding. The commission will vote on authorizing the Chair to sign the MOU and return to the appropriate individual.
  9. COMMUNITY ISSUES, LIAISONS, AND COORDINATORS – 10 minutes
    Program development updates not included above only. Items not up for discussion..
    • ACCW updates - Blalock
    • Empowerment Ad Hoc - Barrera, Brown, Connolly and Quinn
    • Field Trip Ideas - All
    • Human Trafficking Task Force – Blalock
    • Junior Commissioner Project Updates – Diaz De Leon and Padilla
    • Legislative Advisory Group – Barrera, Brown and Diaz De Leon
    • NWHA – Brown and Connolly
    • Sonoma County 2020 Centennial Coalition - Blalock
    • Speaker Coordinator – All
    • Women’s Voices Ad Hoc – Blalock, McDonald, and Whyte
  10. AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT COMMISSION MEETING
    Proposal, discussion, and possible action items for next Commission meeting.
    • Reminder of officer nominations
  11. ADJOURNMENT

Agendas and Materials

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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.

Contact Information

Commission on the Status of Women
Human Resources Department
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address
Sonoma County Administration Building
575 Administration Drive
Suite 116B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464975, -122.725632
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