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December 5, 2012 *Joint meeting with the San Francisco Police Commission*

COSW Meeting Information - December 5, 2012

JOINT MEETING OF
THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN   
AND THE POLICE COMMISSION
MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
5:00 PM
City Hall, Legislative Chamber, Room 250
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Total Estimated Meeting Time: 2 hours 0 minutes

Commission on the Status of Women

JULIE SOO
President

NANCY KIRSHNER-RODRIGUEZ
Vice President

ALICIA GAMEZ
Commissioner

KAY GULBENGAY
Commissioner

REBECCA PROWDA
Commissioner

ANDREA SHORTER
Commissioner

San Francisco Police Commission

THOMAS MAZZUCCO
President

DR. JOE MARSHALL
Vice President

PETRA DEJESUS
Commissioner

L. JULIUS M. TURMAN
Commissioner

ANGELA CHAN Commissioner

CAROL KINGSLEY
Commissioner

SUZY LOFTUS
Commissioner

I. CALL TO ORDER/ AGENDA CHANGES DISCUSSION/ACTION 2 min.
Welcome by President Soo and President Mazzucco. Introductions by Commissioners
Action: To approve the meeting agenda.

II. JOINT CONSENT AGENDA DISCUSSION/ACTION 12 min.
All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Agenda and are considered routine. They will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commissions. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commissions 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. To support the reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act.
B. To recognize the 10 Year Anniversary of the Justice & Courage Project on Domestic Violence Policy Reform.

III. SAN FRANCISO’S RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC & FAMILY VIOLENCE DISCUSSION

• 2011 Comprehensive Report on Family Violence in San Francisco 20 min.
Council Chairs will present key findings and recommendations of the 2011 Report.

• Domestic Violence Prosecution Rates 20 min.
Staff of the District Attorney’s Office will review challenges and opportunities related to San Francisco’s prosecution rates for domestic violence.

• Update on JUSTIS and the Domestic Violence Query & Reporting Module 20 min.
The leadership of the JUSTIS Governance Council will present an overview of progress to date.

• Report from the SFPD Working Group on Language Access 20 min.
The Working Group will present a summary of activities and findings.

• SFPD Special Victims Unit (SVU) 20 min.
Chief of Police Gregory P. Suhr: Introduction and overview of anti-trafficking, child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse enforcement activities.

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT DISCUSSION 5 min.
This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commissions’ purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for Commissions’ future consideration.

V. ADJOURNMENT ACTION 1 min.
Adjourn the meeting.

City Hall is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and others with disabilities. Assistive listening devices are available and meetings are
open-captioned. Agendas are available in large print. Materials in alternative formats, American Sign Language interpreters, and other accommodations will be made available upon request. Please make your request for alternative format or other accommodations to the Department on the Status of Women at 415-252-2570. Providing at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting will help to ensure availability. The nearest BART station is Civic Center Plaza at the intersection of Market, Grove, and Hyde Streets. The MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, and N (Civic Center Station or Van Ness Avenue Station). MUNI bus lines serving the area are the 47 Van Ness, 9 San Bruno, and the 6, 7, 71 Haight/ Noriega. Accessible curbside parking is available on 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (San Francisco City Hall) and Grove Street. 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 scented products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. For inquiries or requests for accommodations, please call 415- 554-6789 (V), 415-554-6799 (TTY).

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.

If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at 25 Van Ness, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 during normal office hours.

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code § 2.100] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone 415-252-3100; fax 415-252-3112; website: sfgov.org/ethics.

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