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January 22, 2014

COSW Meeting Information - January 22, 2014


Wednesday, January 22, 2014


City Hall, Room 408

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA  94102

Total Estimated Meeting Time: 1 hour58 minutes


Note: The Commission will hear public comment on each itemon the agenda before or during consideration of that item.


 I.      CALLTO ORDER/ AGENDA CHANGES                          ACTION                                 2 min.

Remarksby President Kirshner-Rodriguez.

Action:To approve the meeting agenda.


II.      APPROVALOF MINUTES                                                   ACTION                                 5 min.         

Explanatorydocument – Draft Minutes from November 1, 2013.

Action:To approve draft minutes from November 1, 2013.


III.     EXECUTIVEDIRECTOR’S REPORT                                 DISCUSSION


A.     ExecutiveDirector's Report                                                                                                            10 min.

Explanatorydocument: The Executive Director’s Report discusses the work of the Departmentbased on the Commission’s Strategic Plan which reflects the principles of theU.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women(CEDAW).



One Billion Rising Update

SusanCelia Swan, Executive Director of V-Day will brief Commissioners.


IV.     CONSENTAGENDA                                                                        ACTION                                 25min.

 All matters listed hereunder constitute aConsent Agenda and are considered to be routine by the Commission on the Statusof Women.  They will be acted upon by asingle roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member ofthe Commission so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from theConsent Agenda and considered as a separate item.  Members of the public may speak on each itemlisted on the Consent Agenda.

Explanatory documents: Resolutionshonoring the below-listed organizations and individuals

Action:  To approve the Consent Agenda.



ResolutionsRecognizing Gender Equality Challenge Model Practices


ResolutionRecognizing the Late Libby Denebeim


Resolution Recognizing the 40thAnniversary of Cameron House


Approval of 2014 Commission MeetingSchedule


Toaccept intern stipend funding from the Pacific Asian American Women Bay AreaCoalition      




A. Approval of the Strategic Plan                                               ACTION                                 25 min.

Commissionerswill approve the proposed Strategic Plan for FY2015-17.

Action:To adopt the Strategic Plan for FY2015-17.


VI.     NEWBUSINESS                                                                  



FY2014-2015 Proposed Budget                                             ACTION                                 30 min.

Commissionerswill review the proposed budget for FY14-15.  

Action:To adopt the budget for FY14-15.


VII.   Reports                                                                                  DISCUSSION                         15 min.

Commissioners can report onactivities related to the work of the Commission. 



HumanTrafficking                                                                PresidentKirshner-Rodriguez/



GenderEquality Principles Initiative                                  CommissionerAckerman


VIII.   PUBLICCOMMENT                                                                        DISCUSSION                                    5 min.

Thisitem is to allow members of the public to address the Commission on mattersthat are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission and that donot appear on the agenda. as well as to suggest new agenda items for futuremeetings..


IX.  ADJOURNMENT                                                                    ACTION                                1 min.

Adjourn the meeting. 

Action:To adjourn the meeting in memory of Anita Sanchez and Sophia Liu.





Theringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producingelectronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that theChair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsiblefor the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound producingelectronic devices.


City Hall is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and otherswith disabilities.  Assistive listeningdevices are available and meetings are

open-captioned. Agendas are availablein large print.  Materials in alternativeformats, American Sign Language interpreters, and other accommodations will bemade available upon request.  Please makeyour request for alternative format or other accommodations to the Departmenton 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 CivicCenter Plaza at the intersection of Market, Grove, and Hyde Streets.  The MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, andN (Civic Center Station or Van Ness Avenue Station).  MUNI bus lines serving the area are the 47 VanNess, 9 San Bruno, and the 6, 7, 71 Haight/ Noriega.  Accessible curbside parking is available on 1Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (San Francisco City Hall) and Grove Street.  In orderto 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 sensitiveto various chemical based scented products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. For inquiries orrequests for accommodations, please call 415- 554-6789 (V), 415-554-6799 (TTY).


Know Your Rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 ofthe San Francisco Administrative Code)

Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching itsdecision in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and otheragencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business.  This ordinance assures that deliberations areconducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’sreview.  For more information on yourrights 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 SunshineOrdinance contact the  Sunshine OrdinanceTask Force, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, SanFrancisco, CA 94102-4689, phone: 415-554-7724, fax: 415-554-7854.  Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also beobtained from the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at


If any materialsrelated to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Commission afterdistribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspectionat 25 Van Ness, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA  94102 during normal officehours.


Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements

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

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