February 26, 2014
COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
City Hall, Room 408
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
President Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez Vice President Andrea Shorter
Commissioner Amy Ackerman Commissioner Alicia Gamez Commissioner Mary Jung Commissioner Julie Soo
Total Estimated Meeting Time: 1 hour 56 minutes
Note: The Commission will hear public comment on each item on the agenda before or during consideration of that item.
I. CALL TO ORDER/ AGENDA CHANGES ACTION 2 min.
Remarks by President Kirshner-Rodriguez.
Action: To approve the meeting agenda.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ACTION 5 min.
Explanatory document – Draft Minutes from January 22 and February 20, 2014.
Action: To approve draft minutes from January 22 and February 20, 2014.
III. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT DISCUSSION
A. Executive Director's Report 8 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).
IV. CONSENT AGENDA 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.
Explanatory documents: Resolutions honoring the below-listed organizations and individuals
Action: To approve the Consent Agenda.
A. Resolutions Recognizing the 2014 Women’s History Month Honorees
B. Resolution Recognizing Catherine Rauschuber
C. Resolution Honoring Lisa Hoffman on her Retirement
D. Resolution Honoring Talitha Guinn
E. Resolution Recognizing Aimee Allison
V. NEW BUSINESS
A. 2014 Violence Against Women Community Needs Assessment 15 min.
Request for Proposals
Staff will provide an update and recommendations for the awarding of the community needs assessment.
Action: To award the Needs Assessment contract to ETR Associates.
VI. Reports DISCUSSION 10 min.
Commissioners can report on activities related to the work of the Commission.
A. Human Trafficking Commissioner Soo
B. Gender Equality Principles Initiative Commissioner Ackerman
C. Family Violence Council President Kirshner-Rodriguez
D. One Billion Rising Commissioner Shorter
E. General Commission Business Commissioners
VII. PUBLIC COMMENT DISCUSSION 5 min.
This item is to allow members of the public to address the Commission on matters that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission and that do not appear on the agenda, as well as to suggest new agenda items for future meetings.
VIII. CLOSED SESSION - ACTION 45 min.
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).
IX. ADJOURNMENT ACTION 1 min.
Adjourn the meeting.
Action: To adjourn the meeting.
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