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November 1, 2012 *Strategic Planning Retreat*

COSW Meeting Information - November 1, 2012

COMMISSION RETREAT AGENDA
8:30 AM – 1 PM Public Meeting; 1 – 2 PM Closed Session
Duane Morris LLP
One Market Plaza, Spear Tower, Suite 2200
International Room
San Francisco, CA 94105-1127

Roster:
President Julie Soo Vice President Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez
Commissioner Alicia Gamez Commissioner Kay Gulbengay
Commissioner Rebecca Prowda Commissioner Andrea Shorter
** Public comment will be taken throughout the meeting. **

** Continental Breakfast & Networking** 8:30 - 9:00 am

I. WELCOME 9:00 – 9:05 am
Opening remarks by President Soo.

A. Presentation by Duane Morris attorneys on the firm’s Women’s Initiative 9:05 – 9:15 am

II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA - ACTION 9:15 – 9:16 am
Action: To approve the meeting agenda.

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - ACTION 9:16 – 9:17 am
Explanatory document – Draft Minutes from October 24, 2012.
Action: To approve draft minutes from October 24, 2012.

IV. INTRODUCTIONS - DISCUSSION 9:17 – 9:20 am

V. GROUND RULES - DISCUSSION 9:20– 9:22 am
Facilitator: Julianna Hynes

VI. COMMISSIONER ROLES - DISCUSSION 9:22 – 10:00 pm
A. Review Commissioner Roles
B. Determine Commission Leadership on Issues/Assignments

VII. VISIONING - DISCUSSION
10:00 – 11:00 am
A. Goals for the day and visioning exercise.

B. GOAL: Expand gender equality in San Francisco and beyond
1. Create gender equality in the City and County of San Francisco’s budgets, workplaces, policies, and programs.
2. Create gender equality in San Francisco’s private sector workplaces.
3. Promote women’s leadership opportunities in San Francisco.
4. Pursue a 5th World Conference on Women.
5. Address the needs of girls.
6. Promote women’s health.

C. GOAL: End violence against women
1. Create a comprehensive safety net for women survivors of violence through the administration of the Violence Against Women Prevention and Intervention (VAW) Grants Program.
2. Create a seamless criminal justice response to domestic and violence.
3. Coordinate community-based and City-wide family violence prevention and intervention efforts in San Francisco.
4. End the trafficking of women into San Francisco and the wider Bay Area, and address the needs of trafficking survivors.

D. GOAL: Maintain, expand Department capacity
1. Carry out all essential internal operations necessary to ensure smooth operation of the Department and Commission.
2. Provide high quality customer service to individual constituents, community and government agencies, and all others accessing Department services.

**BREAK** 11:00 – 11:10 am

VIII. PRIORITIZING GOALS - DISCUSSION 11:10 – 11:30 am

IX. CONSENT AGENDA - ACTION 11:30 – 11:45 am
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. Approval of the 2013 COSW Meeting Schedule

**BREAK** 11:45 – 12N

X. WORKING LUNCH: SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING - DISCUSSION 12N – 12:45 pm

XI. PUBLIC COMMENT - DISCUSSION 12:45 – 12:55 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.

XII. WRAP UP - DISCUSSION 12:55 – 1:00 pm

XIII. CLOSED SESSION - ACTION 1:00 – 1:50 pm
A. Public comment on all matters pertaining to the Closed Session.
B. Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(b):
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: Executive Director, Emily Murase.
C. 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).

XIV. CLOSING REMARKS & ADJOURNMENT 1:50 - 2:00 pm
Action: Adjourn Meeting.

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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 130, San Francisco, CA 94102 during normal office hours.

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements
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