COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
City Hall, Room 421
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
President Andrea Shorter Commissioner Jing Xu Lee
Vice President Angela Williams Commissioner Carolene Marks
Commissioner Andrea Evans Commissioner Katherine Munter
Commissioner Dorka Keehn
Total Estimated Meeting Time: 92 min.
I. CALL TO ORDER/ AGENDA CHANGES 1 min
II. CLOSED SESSION DISCUSSION/ACTION 15 min.
A. Public comment on all matters pertaining to the Closed Session.
B. Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(b):
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: Executive Director, Emily Murase
C. Open Session
Action: Motion and vote to elect whether to publicly disclose any or all of the information discussed in the closed session under San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.12(a).
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES DISCUSSION/ACTION 2 min.
Explanatory document - Draft Minutes from September 23, 2005 Meeting
Action: To approve draft minutes from September 23, 2005.
IV. PRESIDENT’S REPORT DISCUSSION 5 min.
V. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT DISCUSSION 15 min.
A. Explanatory document-The Executive Director’s Report discusses the work of the Department: Justice & Courage, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Public Outreach, Violence Against Women (VAW) Grants, Department Operations, and Upcoming Events.
B. Staff Report-Secretary Garry Consolacion will provide an update on the Department’s work in October, Domestic Violence Awareness month.
All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Agenda and are considered to be routine by the Commission on the Status of Women. They will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered as a separate item. Members of the public may speak on each item listed on the Consent Agenda.
VI. CONSENT AGENDA DISCUSSION/ACTION 5 min.
Action: To approve the Consent Agenda.
- National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, Res. 2005-036: Resolution recognizing November as National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
- Commemorating the Five Year Anniversary of the Death of Claire Joyce Tempongko, Res. 2005-037: Resolution commemorating the five year anniversary of the death of Claire Joyce Tempongko.
- La Cocina’s Grand Opening Event, Res. 2005-038: Resolution recognizing La Cocina’s Grand Opening Event.
- Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Res. 2005-039: Resolution recognizing Mujeres Unidas y Activas 15th Anniversary.
VII.NEW BUSINESS DISCUSSION/ACTION
A. Strategic Plan President Shorter 20 min.
The Commission will review the Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2005-2008. Vice President Williams will discuss healthcare and economic development.
Explanatory document attached-Strategic Plan
Action: To approve the Strategic Plan.
B. Community Meetings President Shorter 5 min.
The Commission will discuss which months and venue in 2006 they will hold community meetings.
Explanatory document attached-Commission Calendar
Action: To calendar community meetings for 2006
VIII. OLD BUSINESS DISCUSSION/ACTION
A. Labor Conditions of Exotic Dancers Commissioner Evans 10 min.
The Commission will hear an update on work being done regarding the labor conditions of the exotic dancers. The Commission will also discuss the status of the legislation being developed by the City Attorney’s Office.
Action: To approve draft legislation.
IX. REPORTS DISCUSSION/ACTION
A. Justice & Courage Commissioner Keehn 5 min.
Commissioner Keehn will give an update on the work of the Justice & Courage Project. The Commission will review Roxanne Hoegger Alejandre and Juana Flores’ qualifications for the Justice & Courage Oversight Panel.
Action: Approve Justice & Courage Oversight Panel members.
B. CEDAW Committee Commissioner Williams 5 min.
Commissioner Williams will give an update on the work of the CEDAW. The Commission will review Colleen Montoya’s qualifications for the CEDAW Committee.
Explanatory documents attached.
Action: Approve CEDAW Committee members.
X. PUBLIC COMMENT DISCUSSION/ACTION 2 min.
This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for Commission’s future consideration.
XI. ADJOURNMENT ACTION 2 min.
American Sign Language interpreters and a Sound Amplification System provided upon request with 48-hour advance notice to 415- American Sign Language interpreters and a Sound Amplification System provided upon request with 48-hour advance notice to 415-252-2570. Translation into languages other than English is also available with 48-hour notice. Limited accessible street parking available. Accessible MUNI Metro station in the Van Ness Station and lines are J, K, L, M and N. Accessible MUNI Lines are the 6, 7, 9, 42, 47, 49, and 71 lines. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. Meeting proceedings available in alternative formats. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact the Department on the Status of Women at least two business days before the meeting at 415-252-2570 (Voice) or 415-252-2550 (TTD). The Board of Supervisors has amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding provision 67A.1. The provision is effective as of January 21, 2001 .
The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.
Explanatory documents: For copies of explanatory documents listed in this agenda, and other related materials received by COSW, please contact the Department on the Status of Women at 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 130, San Francisco, CA 94102; phone: 415-252-2570, fax: 415-252-2575. Also, to the extent possible, documents will be available on the COSW website at http://www.sfgov.org/cosw.
Know Your Rights under the Sunshine Ordinance
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)
Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance, or to report a violation of the Ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 415-554-7724. To obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689, phone: 415-554-7724, fax: 415-554-7854. Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained from the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at www.sfgov.org.
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