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Commission on the Status of Women Special Meeting

March 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Petaluma Women's Club

518 B Street

Petaluma, CA 94952
38.2314055, -122.640767

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 MARCH 14, 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 THE FEBRUARY 21ST 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
    1. Rabbi Ted
    2. Farmers Markets
  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 item 1.
    1. Report on Administrative Responsibilities – Almond, Barrera and Whyte – 30 minutes
      Officers will go over various administrative items including a discussion and possible vote on authorizing CSW officers to approve purchases or transactions, including donations, when the amount is $500 or less. Specific details and/or guidelines on the spending authority for officers will be discussed during the meeting prior to initiating a vote.
  9. AD HOC COMMITTEE AND PROJECT COMMITTEE UPDATES - 10 minutes
    Committee members will provide brief updates only. Updates are not up for discussion.
    1. Ad Hoc Committees
      • Empowerment Ad Hoc - Barrera, Brown, Connolly and Quin
      • Marketing Ad Hoc - Langdon, Quinn and Wood
      • Women’s Voices - Blalock, MacDonald, and Whyte
    2. Junior Commissioner Project Committee - Diaz De Leon and Padilla
  10. COMMUNITY ISSUES, LIAISONS, AND COORDINATORS – 10 minutes
    Program development updates not included above only. Items not up for discussion..
    • ACCW updates - Blalock
    • Field Trip Ideas - All
    • Human Trafficking Task Force – Blalock
    • Legislative Advisory Group – Barrera, Brown and Diaz De Leon
    • NWHA – Brown and Connolly
    • Sonoma County 2020 Centennial Coalition - Blalock
    • Speaker Coordinator – All 
  11. AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT COMMISSION MEETING
    Proposal, discussion, and possible action items for next Commission meeting.
    • Reminder of officer nominations
  12. 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.

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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