First District: Howard Sapper (Officer-at-Large), Will Shonbrun
Second District: Elizabeth Escalante, Isai Garcia, Iliana Madrigal
Third District: Katrina Phillips (Vice Chair), Isabel Lopez
Fourth District: Paulina Lopez, Lannie Medina, Rosa Reynoza
Fifth District: Jerry Threet (Chair), Lyndsey Burcina, Mickale Jones
Staff: Tracy Cunha, Deputy Clerk
The April 27, 2021 Commission on Human Rights Meeting will be facilitated virtually through Zoom. Participate by computer, table, or smartphone application:
Go to: https://sonomacounty.zoom.us/j/96087590803?pwd=L2craVYrVUZCWk4xOURvKzFQUkQ5dz09 Passcode: 265614
Participate by phone:
Dial +1 (669) 900 9128
Webinar ID: 960 8759 0803
CALL TO ORDER – MISSION STATEMENT – INTRODUCTIONS – THREET (5 MIN)
APPROVAL OF THE APRIL 27, 2021 AGENDA – THREET (3 MIN)
Due to Brown Act requirements, only changing the order of, or deletion of items may be considered. New items may not be added unless imperative for emergency circumstances.
APPROVAL OF THE MARCH 23, 2021 MINUTES – THREET (3 MIN)
OPENINGS & APPOINTMENTS – THREET/CUNHA (5 MIN)
1.Oath of Office presented to Howard Sapper (reappointment), representing First District Supervisor Susan Gorin
2.Openings – One in the First District and One in the Third District
PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDIZED ITEMS – THREET (5 MIN)
Public comment is limited to two minutes per topic
REGULAR CALENDAR – Discussion and possible action on items below
- Community Service Spotlight – Phillips/Guest Speaker (25 Min)
Jennifer Petruska of Pet Rescue and Reunification will share information about the services provided by volunteers in this program during an emergency and how to prepare in advance for such events as they relate to pets.
- Resolution recognizing Jennifer Petruska and the Pet Rescue and Reunification program as honorary human rights champions
- Opportunity to Participate in Community Service Project Benefiting Latinx Women and Victims of Domestic Abuse– Threet/Guest Speaker (15 Min)
Maria Carrillo student Tanna Curtis will speak to the commissioners about a potential collaboration on an educational campaign aimed at the Latinx community and those suffering from domestic violence.
- Translation Services at Commission Meetings – Threet (5 Min)
Commissioners to discuss the possibility of securing Spanish translation services at future public meetings. Staff determined the anticipated cost would amount to a minimum of $150 per meeting ($75/hr with a two-hour minimum).
- Junior Commissioner Project – Threet/Staff (10 Min)
Chair Threet and Staff to outline needs and timeline surrounding assembling a youth mentorship cohort to run concurrent with the 2021-2022 school year.
- Ad Hoc Committee Focus Areas – Threet (45 Min)
Commissioners to provide descriptions of ad hoc committee projects and goals for the full Commission’s consideration.
- Special Meeting for Hearing on Analy and El Molino High School Merger – Threet (7 Min)
Chair Threet to lead a discussion on the logistics involved with scheduling this special meeting and determination if the Commission would like to move forward with it.
- June Elections for FY2021-2022 – Threet (7 Min)
In preparation of the nomination and election period that begins at the May 25 meeting and concludes at the June 22 meeting, Chair Threet will read Article III, Section 3 of the Commission's bylaws — the qualifications and duties of the Chair, Vice Chair, and Officer(s)-at-Large.
- Verdict in the George Floyd Murder Case – Threet (10 Min)
Commissioners to briefly share thoughts on their reaction to the verdict.
ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE NEXT COMMISSION MEETING — THREET (2 MIN)