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January 26, 2011

COSW Meeting Information - January 26, 2011


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

5:00 PM

                      City Hall, Room 408


1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

                     San Francisco, CA94102



                                    President Kay Gulbengay                                Vice President Julie Soo                     

                  Commissioner Katherine Munter                     Commissioner Carolene Marks          

                                    Commissioner Rebecca Prowda                                   Commissioner Andrea Shorter

                                    Commissioner Stephanie Simmons     

Total Estimated Meeting Time: 1 hour 38 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 December 10, 2010.

Action: To approve draft minutes from December 10, 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). 


1.      Introduction of the City Attorney Alicia Cabrera

2.      Status Update on Calvert Memorandum of Understanding, Senior Gender Policy Analyst Anu Menon


IV.    CONSENT AGENDA                                                             DISCUSSION/ACTION         15 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 the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in California

B.           Resolution Recognizing Amanda Heier for Her Tenure at the MaryElizabethInn

C.           Resolution Recognizing Judith Klain for Her Service to the City and County of San Francisco

D.     Resolution Recognizing Dianne M. Easton On the 25th Anniversary of Leadership San Francisco

E.      Resolution Recognizing Lisa Caper for Her Tenure at the Dream House

F.      Approval of JaMel Perkins to Serve on the Justice and Courage Oversight Panel


V.           NEW BUSINESS


A.           Comprehensive Port on Family Violence in San Francisco                                                  20 min.


1. Laura Marshall, Fiscal and Policy Analyst, Department on the Status of Women

2. Karen Roye, Executive Director, Department of Child Support Services

3. Beverly Upton, Executive Director, Domestic Violence Consortium and Co-Chair of the Family      

    Violence Council


B.           FY2011-2012 Proposed Budget                                                                                             20 min.

Commissioners will review the proposed budget for FY11-12.  

Action: To adopt the budget for FY11-12. 


C.     Commission Roles/Duties                                                                                                      10 min.

President Gulbengay will lead a discussion about Commission roles, duties.

Action:  To include Commission reports at Commission meetings on a regular basis.


VII.   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.


VIII.       ADJOURNMENT                                                                        ACTION                                1 min.

Adjourn the meeting.    





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