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June 27, 2012

COSW Meeting Information - June 27, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
5:00 PM
City Hall, Room 408
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

President Kay Gulbengay Vice President Julie Soo
Commissioner Alicia Gamez Commissioner Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez
Commissioner Rebecca Prowda Commissioner Andrea Shorter Commissioner Stephanie Simmons
Total Estimated Meeting Time: 1 hour 58 minutes

Remarks by President Gulbengay.
Action: To approve the meeting agenda.

Explanatory document – Draft Minutes from May 23, 2012.
Action: To approve draft minutes from May 23, 2012.


A. Executive Director's Report 5 min.
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).

B. MissRepresentation 10 min.
Amy Zucchero, Campaign Director with MissRepresentation, will provide an update on the June 2 Town Hall.

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 Curry Senior Center on their 40th Anniversary
B. Resolution Recognizing Naomi Kelly
C. Resolution Recognizing Anita Sanchez
D. Resolution Recognizing La Casa de las Madres on its 35th Anniversary

A. Election of Officers President Kay Gulbengay 10 min.
The Commission will elect a President and Vice President for FY12-13 for a one-year term beginning July 1,
2012. Commissioner Julie Soo and Commissioner Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez have been nominated for President and
Vice President, respectively.

Action: To elect Julie Soo as President of the Commission for FY12-13.
Action: To elect Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez as Vice President of the Commission for FY12-13.


A. Girls Report 60 min.
Graduate Fellow Janet Connor will present an overview of An Update on Girls in San Francisco: A Decade of Success and Challenges.

1. Leah LaCroix, Chair, San Francisco Youth Commission
2. Jasmine Dawson, Senior Planner & Policy Analyst Violence Prevention and Intervention, San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families
3. Ilsa Bertolini, Support Services for LGBTQ Youth; Student, Family, & Community Support Department, San Francisco Unified School District
4. Marlene Sanchez, Executive Director, The Center for Young Women's Development
5. William Sifferman, Chief, Juvenile Probation Department
6. Gena Castro Rodriguez, Executive Director, Youth Justice Institute
7. Wendy Still, Chief, Adult Probation Department
8. Julie J. Tarasi, Program Coordinator, Advocating Change Together (ACT), Girls Incorporated of Alameda County
9. Iveta Brigis, K-12 Education Outreach, Google Inc.
10. Olivia Watkins, Program Manager, Twitter.
B. Public Comment
Member of the public are invited to testify (2minute limit).

VII. Reports 10 min.
Commissioners can report on activities related to the work of the Commission.

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.

Adjourn the meeting.

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