September 22, 2010
COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
City Hall, Room 408
President Kay Gulbengay Vice President Julie Soo
Commissioner Katherine Munter Commissioner Dorka Keehn
Commissioner Carolene Marks Commissioner Andrea Shorter Commissioner Rebecca Prowda
Total Estimated Meeting Time: 1 hr 8 minutes
I. CALL TO ORDER/ AGENDA CHANGES DISCUSSION/ACTION 2 min.
Remarks by President Gulbengay.
Action: To approve the meeting agenda.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES DISCUSSION/ACTION 5 min.
Explanatory document – Draft Minutes from August 25, 2010.
Action: To approve draft minutes from August 25, 2010.
III. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT DISCUSSION 20 min.
A. Executive Director's Report Executive Director Murase 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).
IV. CONSENT AGENDA DISCUSSION/ACTION 10 min.
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.
Action: To approve the Consent Agenda.
A. Resolution Recognizing Maria Bee on the Occasion of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
B. Resolution Recognizing the 2010 CEDAW Women’s Human Rights Awardees
C. Resolution Recognizing the 15th Anniversary of the Women’s Intercultural Network
V. NEW BUSINESS
A. Presentation by Spark, a new human rights philanthropic organization 15 min.
B. Presentation by the
Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
Carrie Dickenson and Advocacy Officer Benedicte Richardson will give an overview of the San Francisco Chapter.
VI. PUBLIC COMMENT DISCUSSION 5 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.
VII. ADJOURNMENT ACTION 1 min.
Adjourn the meeting.
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