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December 10, 2010 **Strategic Planning Session**

COSW Meeting Information - December 10, 2010



Friday, December 10, 2010

9:00 AM – 2 PM Public Meeting

2:30 PM – 4 PM Closed Session

                                     Duane Morris LLP

                               One Market Plaza, Spear Tower, Suite 2200

                              San Francisco, CA 94105-1127



                                    President Kay Gulbengay                                Vice President Julie Soo                     

                  Commissioner Katherine Munter                     Commissioner Dorka Keehn               

                                    Commissioner Carolene Marks                      Commissioner Andrea Shorter                                       

                            Commissioner Rebecca Prowda                  



** Public comment will be taken throughout the meeting. **




** Breakfast **                                                   8:30 - 9:00 am


I.       Welcome                                                                                                         9:00 – 9:05 am

         Opening remarks by President Gulbengay.


II.          Approval of Agenda                                                                                        9:05 – 9:10 am

            Action: To approve the meeting agenda.        


III.    Update from the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women                     9:10 – 9:25 am


A.           International Women’s Day Summit                                                             

Action:  To co-sponsor the March 8, 2011 event. 


IV.    Approval of Minutes                                                                                      9:25 – 9:30 am

Explanatory document – Draft Minutes from November 17, 2010.

Action: To approve draft minutes from November 17, 2010.


V.      Executive Director's Report                                                                          9:30 – 9:40

Explanatory document: The Executive Director’s Report discusses the work of the Department based on the Commission’s Strategic Plan which reflects the principles of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). 


VI.    Approval of the 2011 COSW Meeting Schedule                                           9:40 – 9:45 am

The Commission will review the 2010 meeting dates. 


Action: To approve 2010 COSW Meeting Schedule


VII.   Review of Goals for the Day                                                                           9:45 – 9:50 am


VIII. Session I:  Review of Strategic Plan                                                              9:50 – 10:30 am

Presentation by staff on Women’s Human Rights


A.     GOAL: Create gender equality in the City and County of San Francisco’s budgets, workplaces, policies, and programs. 


B.     GOAL: Create gender equality in San Francisco’s private sector workplaces. 


C.     GOAL: Promote women’s leadership opportunities in San Francisco. 


                                                            **BREAK**                                                  10:30 - 10:40 am


               Continued:   Session I:  Review of Strategic Plan                                                  10:40 – 11:40 am


               D.     GOAL:  Create a comprehensive safety net for women survivors of violence through the administration of the Violence Against Women Prevention and Intervention (VAW) Grants Program. 


E.           GOAL:  Create a seamless criminal justice response to domestic violence.


F.            GOAL:  Coordinate community-based and City-wide family violence prevention and intervention efforts in San Francisco.


G.           GOAL: End the trafficking of women into San Francisco and the wider Bay Area, and address the needs of trafficking survivors.


H.     GOAL: Carry out all essential internal operations necessary to ensure smooth operation of the Department and Commission.


I.       GOAL: Provide high quality customer service to individual constituents, community and government agencies, and all others accessing Department services.


IX.    Session II:  Review of Strategic Department Resources Plan                                  11:40 – 12 Noon

Presentation by Executive Director on Budget & Administration 


** WORKING LUNCH**                                         12 Noon – 12:15


X.   Session III:  Commission Leadership on Issues/Assignments                                   12:15 – 1:00 pm                                          

XI.    PUBLIC COMMENT                                                                                                1:00 – 1:15 pm

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.


**BREAK**                                                                                                  1:15 – 1:30 pm


XII.  CLOSED SESSION                                                                                        1:30 – 3:00 pm


         1.         Public comment on all matters pertaining to the Closed Session.


         2.         Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b) and San Francisco                                            Administrative Code Section 67.10(b):




         3.         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).


XIII.    Closing Remarks/Evaluation                                                                                   3:00 – 3:15 pm

Action:  Adjourn Meeting


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