Continuum of Care

Governance Charter and Policy Review Committee Meeting

October 12, 2021 from 2:30 4:00 PM

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Meeting Documentation


Agenda Item

Packet Item



Welcome, Roll Call and Introductions

CDC Staff & Committee



Approve Agenda (ACTION ITEM)

10/12 Agenda

Committee Chair



Review Previous Meeting Commitments

  • Conflict of Interest
  • CoC Counsel Support (ACTION ITEM)

CoC Conflict of Interest Questions & Answers

Committee Chair, CDC Staff



Discussion on CoC Board Composition

  • Terms
  • Election Schedule and Nomination Requirements

(Potential ACTION ITEM)

CoC Charter Committee: Language for Possible Charter Changes Email from Don Schwartz; Charter with HUD Changes from Don Schwartz 10.3.21

Committee Chair



Follow up on CoC Membership

  • Organization requirements (attendance, training, application)
  • Defining organizations
  • Non-voting members
  • Application (Potential ACTION ITEM)

Charter with HUD Changes from Don Schwartz 10.3.21; Membership Questions for Charter Committee from Don Schwartz

Committee Chair



Review of Revised Preamble (Potential ACTION ITEM)

Updated DRAFT Preamble 9.21.21

Committee Chair, CDC
Staff, Gerry La Londe-Berg



CoC Charter Roles & Responsibilities (Potential ACTION ITEM)

Committee Chair



Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Potential ACTION ITEM)

NOFO Equity Review 210928 from Gerry La Londe-Burg

Chair, Gerry La Londe-Berg



CoC Committees (Potential ACTION ITEM)

Committee Chair



Additional CoC Governance Charter Changes
(Potential ACTION ITEM)

Charter with HUD Changes from Don
Schwartz 10.3.21

Committee Chair



CoC Charter & Policy Review Agenda Setting
(Potential ACTION ITEM)

Committee Chair



Public Comment on Non-agendized Items



In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Sonoma County Community Development Commission at (707) 565-7500 (voice) or (707) 565-7555 (TDD). Translators and American Sign Language interpreters for individuals with hearing disabilities will be available upon request. A minimum of 48 hours is needed to ensure the availability of translation services.

Meeting Materials

In accordance with Government Code §54957.5, any materials of public record relating to an agenda item that are provided to a majority of the members less than 72 hours before the meeting will be made available upon request at the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa during normal business hours and will be posted online 72 hours prior to each meeting. 

Materials of public record that are distributed during the meeting shall be made available for public inspection at the meeting if prepared by the lead agency or a member of the legislative/advisory body, or within two business days after the meeting if prepared by some other person.  

Public Comment

Public Comment may be made prior to the meeting via email. To submit an emailed public comment to the CoC Board or the CoC Committees, email Please label the written notice as public comment referencing the CoC Board or the CoC Committee, provide your name, the agenda number(s) on which you wish to speak, and your comment. These comments will be emailed to the referenced CoC Board or CoC Committee detailed in the request. 

Public comment may also take place during the meeting and can be made live by joining the Zoom meeting. Available time for comments is determined by the Board/Committee Chair based on agenda scheduling demands and total number of speakers.

Contact Information

Michael Gause

Ending Homelessness Program Manager

Karissa White
Continuum of Care Coordinator

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
Mail Address

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

1440 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Santa Rosa Office is now open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Masks are required.

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