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THERE SHE IS.

OKAY.

[ AGENDA CULTURE AND DIVERSITY CITIZENS ACTION COMMISSION Remote Meeting October 8, 2020 7:00 P.M. ]

SO I WILL CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER OF THE CULTURAL DIVERSITY CITIZENS ACTION COMMISSION AT 7:03 PM TONIGHT.

UM, TONIGHT WE'RE WE HAVE, UH, HANDLING OUR MEETING, UM, CAMILLE HUMBOLDT COME, IF YOU WANT TO JUST INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO THE GROUP FILLING IN FOR KATIE TONIGHT.

YES.

HELLO EVERYONE.

AGAIN, MY NAME IS CAMILLE AND I WILL BE ASSISTING YOU GUYS TONIGHT AND I WORK WITH THE CITY OF HUBER HEIGHTS AS THE HR TEAM.

PERFECT.

ALL RIGHT, SO WE'VE CALLED OUR MEETING TO ORDER, UH, WE NEED TO DO A ROLL CALL.

OKAY.

DR.

ATKINS AKINS IS PRESENT.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

OKAY, MISS HUH.

HERE.

UM, I'M THINKING MISS NEWBIE, MS. PARVEZ PRESENT MR. RAMIREZ PRESENT MR. RICHARDSON.

I'M HERE MR. STEVENS PRESENT MS. STEVENS RESIDENT AND MISS SOMEONE.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

EVERYONE IS PRESENT.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE TO APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

ARE THERE ANY AMENDMENT TO THE MINUTES? YES, MADAM CHAIR.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST, UM, OR MAKE A MOTION, I SHOULD SAY, UM, THAT THE MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 16TH MEETING, UM, BE AMENDED TO REFLECT SPECIFICALLY SOME DISCUSSION THAT WAS HAD AROUND INITIATIVES THAT EACH OF THE BOARD MEMBERS, UM, WERE INTERESTED IN BRINGING BEFORE THIS BOARD.

UM, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THOSE MINUTES BE REFLECTIVE OF THE CONVERSATION THAT WE HAD, SO THAT COUNCIL IS AWARE OF THE CONVERSATION THAT WE HAD.

UM, SO I JUST LIKE TO ASK THAT THOSE MINUTES BE AMENDED TO REFLECT THAT DISCUSSION THAT WAS HAD AROUND PRIORITY INITIATIVES.

AND I KNOW THEY DON'T HAVE TO REFLECT EVERYTHING, BUT BECAUSE OF WHAT WE'RE DOING.

UM, AND BECAUSE OF SOME OF THE INITIATIVES THAT EACH OF US, UM, THINK ARE IMPORTANT TO IMPLEMENT, I WANT COUNCIL TO BE AWARE OF, OF THOSE, THOSE IDEAS.

OKAY.

UM, I ALSO, WITH THE MINUTES, THE MINUTES WERE WRITTEN AT A VERY HIGH HIGH LEVEL.

UM, AND I EXPECTED TO SEE MORE DETAIL IN TERMS OF WHAT ACTUALLY TRANSPIRED IN THE MEETING.

SO HOW DO WE, UM, I ALSO WOULD LIKE THE MINUTES TO BE AMENDED, TO BE MORE REFLECTIVE OF THE, THE, SOME OF THE DETAIL THAT HAPPENED IN THE ACTUAL MEETING.

SO WE NEED TO MAKE A MOTION TO AMEND THE MINUTES TO REFLECT THE MEETING AND WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MEETING AND MORE IN A MORE LEVEL OF, OKAY.

ONE THING THAT I WILL SAY THAT I WANTED TO PASS ON TO YOU GUYS FROM KATIE WAS THAT THE MEETING NOTES WERE ESSENTIALLY A SUMMARY.

AND I THINK THAT IT WAS PUT IN LIKE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES AND IT WAS MORE SO SUMMARIZED, BUT I JUST WANTED TO RELAY THAT TO YOU.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO HOW DO WE GET THE ACTUAL MINUTES FROM THE MEETING VERSUS A SUMMARY? SO WHAT I'LL DO IS I'LL GO BACK TO THEM AND WE'LL GET THAT ANSWER.

OKAY.

SO ASK THIS QUESTION, WILL THE CHAIR ACCEPT THE MOTION TO TABLE THE MINUTES UNTIL I CAN BE DONE? YES.

SECOND I SECOND AND CHAIR.

SO WE WILL, THE MOTION HAS BEEN APPROVED THAT WE WILL

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TABLE THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE MINUTES PENDING ACTUAL RECEIPT OF THE MINUTES RECEIPT OF THE ACTUAL MEETING MINUTES RATHER.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

MOVING ON TO OLD BUSINESS VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE UPDATE FROM MIA.

HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

OKAY.

UM, WE HAD TWO GOOD WEEKENDS.

UM, NOT AS MUCH THE PEOPLE AS I WAS HOPING, BUT I THINK ONE OF THE BIG GOALS THAT WE DID WAS WE HAD, WE MANAGED TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THE COMMISSION TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT WEREN'T AWARE OF EXACTLY WHAT WE DO OR SO, UM, THANK YOU, EVERYBODY WHO WORKED THE DIFFERENT EVENTS.

WE, THE TOTAL TALLY OF THE REGISTRATIONS, WE HAD, WE HAD NINE THAT WE REGISTERED AND WE HAD, I BELIEVE, UM, I DON'T THE NOTES ON THERE, BUT I BELIEVE WE HAD, UM, THEY WERE ALL NEW EXCEPT FOR ONE WAS AN UPDATE.

SO I WENT TO THE, AND THEY WERE ALL MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

SO I WENT INTO THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS ON MONDAY AND TURN THEM IN.

AND, UM, THEY, THEY DOUBLE CHECK THEM ALL.

I WAS THERE TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING WAS OKAY AND THEY SAID EVERYTHING WAS FINE.

SO THOSE NINE PEOPLE WILL BE REGISTERED.

SO, BUT, UM, AND I STILL, UH, WE STILL HAVE, UM, WE HAVE ALL THE PAPERS AND PAMPHLETS AND STUFF THAT WE CAN USE IN THE FUTURE.

I'M THERE, UNLESS THEY MAKE CHANGES TO THEIR FORMS. SO I WILL JUST HAVE THOSE STORED UP, UH, STORED AWAY FOR WHEN WE DO THIS AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

SO, OR WHEN WE HAVE A NEXT ELECTION AND THAT IS ALL I HAVE.

AND I THANK YOU AGAIN FOR EVERYBODY WHO WORKED ALL WEEKEND TO DO THAT.

YES.

HATS OFF TO EVERYONE THAT WE WERE ABLE TO MANAGE, GETTING TOGETHER, PULLING TOGETHER A VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE WITHIN A PRETTY MUCH A THREE, THREE WEEK TIMEFRAME.

UM, EVERYTHING FROM THE PROMO AND MARKETING TO SETTING THE BOOTHS UP.

UM, SO WE WERE AT, UH, WE HAD FOUR OR FIVE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS, UM, JUST TO KIND OF SUMMARIZE ON A FRIDAY NIGHT, LAST WEEKEND, WE WERE AT MANNA BARBERSHOP.

AND THEN ON THAT SATURDAY, WE WERE AT THE FARMER'S MARKET AND THE LIBRARY, AND THEN THAT FOLLOWING WEEKEND WE WERE AT, UM, ON FRIDAY, WE WERE AT THE FOOD BAZAAR.

AND ON THAT SATURDAY, WE WERE AT NEW SEASON MINISTRY AND THE FARMER'S MARKET.

AND ON THAT SUNDAY, WE WERE AT FAITH AND FELLOWSHIP AND IT WAS A REALLY GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO NOT ONLY REGISTER PEOPLE TO VOTE, BUT TO ALSO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THE COMMISSION AND MIA, I THINK WE WERE ACTUALLY ABLE TO GET A FEW VOLUNTEERS, AS WELL AS WE PROMOTED, UM, PROMOTED THE COMMISSION.

AND ALSO WE HAD, UM, COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO WERE PRESENT, UH, AND BY OUR SIDE.

AND WE APPRECIATE THAT VERY MUCH FOR THOSE.

AND THANK YOU TO JOSH KING, WITH THE PARKS TO, UM, HELPING US SET UP AND EVERYTHING AS WELL, TOO.

ABSOLUTELY.

SO, UM, THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR PULLING THAT, TO GATHER ANY, ANY OTHER ADS ON THE VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE YOLANDA.

I DID JUST WANT TO MAKE A SPECIAL SAND SPECIAL, THANK YOU TO ANNE LIONS FROM WARD SIX, WHO WAS THERE BASICALLY ALL DAY WITH US, UM, GLENN OTTO, WHO SHOWED UP TO SUPPORT.

UM, AND I CAN ONLY SPEAK FOR THE PEOPLE THAT, THAT WERE THERE, RICHARD SHAW, I THINK HE WAS AT FOOD BAZAAR.

UM, BUT I JUST WANT TO REALLY THANK THE COUNCIL FOR THEIR SUPPORT.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR CITIZENS TO SEE THEM ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO THEY'VE APPLIED FOR THE COUNCIL THAT SHOWED UP TO SUPPORT.

YES.

AND KATHLEEN WAS THERE AS WELL.

RIGHT.

I'D BE REMISSED TO FORGET HER.

SHE'S MY WARD REP.

YEAH.

SO WHEN AND RICHARD WERE AT THE FRIDAY'S, UM, FOOD BAZAAR WITH YOLANDA, CERTAINLY.

YES.

SO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

THE COMMISSION INITIATIVES AND PRIORITIES IN OUR PREVIOUS, OH NO, I SKIPPED PROCLAMATION AND RESOLUTION RHONDA MISS SUMLIN.

OKAY.

SO OUR WORK GROUP, WHICH IS TERRA MIA, JANE AND MYSELF, UM, HAS STARTED A FIRST READ OR FIRST DRAFT, IF YOU WILL, OF A PROCLAMATION, WHICH CAN THEN BE TURNED INTO A FULL RESOLUTION.

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UM, WE ARE GOING TO ASK MADAM CHAIR, IF WE CAN TABLE THIS DISCUSSION UNTIL OUR NEXT MEETING, WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO IS WORK ON THIS THE MORE, UM, AND BRING THIS BACK TO OUR NOVEMBER MEETING SO THAT THE COMMISSION CAN DO A FIRST READ ON WHAT WE HAVE.

UM, AND AT THAT POINT, HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT, UM, WHAT WE HAVE TO THIS POINT, BUT WE HAVE A NICE WORKING DOCUMENT AT THIS POINT.

WE DO WANT TO DO SOME MORE WORK TO IT.

SO WE WOULD ASK FOR A TABLE FOR THAT DISCUSSION AT THIS POINT.

SO JUST TO, TO BE CLEAR, ARE YOU ANTICIPATING BRINGING A DRAFT PROCLAMATION AND RESOLUTION TO NEXT MONTH'S MEETING? SO IT'S GOING TO BE A DOCUMENT, A PROCLAMATION THAT COULD BE BUILT INTO AN ACTIONABLE RESOLUTION, UM, THAT WE CAN CREATE AS A GROUP.

UM, SO WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO IS BRING WHAT WE HAVE.

UM, AND THEN LET'S AS A COMMISSION, LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE, WHAT YOU THINK WE NEED TO ADD, WHAT MIGHT BE MISSING, WHAT MAY NEED TO, UH, WHAT MAY NEED TO BECOME A PART OF WHAT WE HAVE, BECAUSE WE CAN TAKE THE DOCUMENT THAT WE HAVE WITH THE INPUT AND TURN IT INTO A FULL RESOLUTION.

SO, UM, I THINK IT CAN, IT CAN DO BOTH.

WE HAVE SOME GOOD EXAMPLES OF WHAT OTHER CITIES ARE DOING, WHAT THEY DID FOR A PROCLAMATION.

WE HAVE SOME OTHER, UM, EXAMPLES TO BENCHMARK WHAT CITIES HAVE USED AS A RESOLUTION.

SO WE DON'T WANT TO REINVENT THE WHEEL.

WE WANT TO LOOK AT WHAT OTHER CITIES HAVE DONE AND HAVE SOMETHING COMPARABLE TO, TO DRAW FROM.

SO WITH THAT IN MIND, UM, WE'D LIKE TO JUST TABLE THIS DISCUSSION UNTIL OUR NOVEMBER 5TH MEETING OR NOVEMBER MEETING.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL TABLE THAT AND MOVE THAT, UM, TO OUR NEXT MONTH MEETING.

OKAY.

COMMISSION, INITIATIVES AND PRIORITIES.

LAST MONTH, WE TALKED ABOUT THREE FOCAL AREAS THAT THE COMMISSION OR AGREED UPON THREE FOCAL AREAS THAT THE COMMISSION WOULD TARGET.

AND THAT WAS THE EDUCATION, UM, REFORM AND OUTREACH.

AND AT THE TIME WE WERE GOING TO, UM, EVERYONE'S GOING TO KIND OF LOOK AT WHAT THEIR PASSION AREAS WERE.

AND WE WERE GOING TO DISCUSS FORMING WORK GROUPS AROUND EACH OF THOSE AREAS.

SO FIRST OFF, UM, WHAT I LIKE TO DO IS JUST TO REMIND EVERYONE WHAT OUR GOALS AND INITIATIVES WERE FOR THE COMMISSION.

UM, THE LEGISLATION, OUR MISSION STATEMENT WAS WRITTEN SUCH THAT, UM, I WILL READ THE MISSION STATEMENT IN CASE YOU ALL DON'T REMEMBER IT, IT'S SERVING THE CITY OF HUBER HEIGHTS TO COMBAT DISCRIMINATION AND PROMOTE TOLERANCE THROUGH ENGAGEMENT OF THE DIVERSITY WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

UM, AND AT SOME POINT I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO REVIEW OUR, OUR MISSION STATEMENT TO REVAMP IT, UM, BECAUSE WE'RE NOT REALLY PROMOTING TOLERANCE THROUGH ENGAGEMENT, BUT INSTEAD INCLUSION THROUGH ENGAGEMENT.

UM, SO I WOULD LIKE TO REVISIT OUR MISSION STATEMENT.

UM, I DID NOT ADD THAT TO TONIGHT'S AGENDA, BUT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS IN THE FUTURE.

BUT OUR PURPOSE IS TO, UM, PROMOTE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND POOL EXERCISE OF CIVIL RIGHTS FOR ALL PERSONS WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION, BECAUSE OF RACE, ETHNICITY, COLOR, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN TO COMBAT DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, AND OTHER BIASES THROUGH EDUCATION, MEDIATION, POLICY LEGISLATION, AND COMPLAINT REVIEW A RESOLUTION.

SO, AND THAT IS WRITTEN IN OUR LEGISLATION, WHICH I THINK, UM, IS VERY REFLECTIVE.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CONSISTENTLY, UM, REVIEW THAT PART OF OUR LEGISLATION SO THAT WE STAY FOCUSED AND TARGETED.

SO THESE THREE AREAS THAT WE HAVE IDENTIFIED IN OUR PREVIOUS MEETING SHOULD ALIGN TO, TO WHAT I JUST WROTE

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TO WHAT I JUST READ TO YOU.

THERE WERE, UM, SOME OF YOU WHO BROUGHT UP THAT YOU WERE VERY INTERESTED IN WORKING ON, IN SPECIFIC CAPACITIES WITHIN THE COMMISSION AND THOSE THREE AREAS.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE US KIND OF BREAK DOWN WHICH AREAS WE WOULD FOCUS ON WITHIN THE COMMISSION OF THOSE THREE, THE EDUCATION REFORM AND OUTREACH.

I KNOW THAT IN OUR PREVIOUS MEETING, I BELIEVE THAT ERIC AND ERIC, ERIC AND ERIC, UM, SAID THAT THEY WERE INTERESTED IN, UH, WORKING SPECIFICALLY WITH THE POLICE REFORM INITIATIVES AND DOING SOME REVIEW OF WHAT'S EXISTING THERE.

SO I'M INTERESTED IN HEARING WHAT OTHER COMMISSION MEMBERS ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING ON.

AND REMEMBER THESE AREAS INITIALLY WE WOULD, OUR INITIAL GOAL WAS TO LOOK AT WHAT'S ALREADY EXISTING IN THE CITY.

WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THESE THREE AREAS? AND WHAT MORE CAN WE BE DOING TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S INCLUSIVE? SO SAYING ALL THAT, EITHER PARTICULAR TOPIC AREAS OR THAT EACH OF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, IN WORKING IN A WORK GROUP, NOT EVERYONE AT ONCE.

I WOULD LIKE TO, IF WE COULD PUT A, UM, A DESCRIPTION OR SOME VERBIAGE BEHIND WHAT WE, WHAT WE SEE THESE, UM, EACH ONE OF THESE SUBCOMMITTEES DOING.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAVE EDUCATION AND I WROTE EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY FOR SOME REASON, THE LAST TIME WE MET, BUT THEN WE HAVE REFORMED AND THEN OUTREACH.

WHAT, WHAT, WHAT, WHAT IS OUR, WHAT ARE OUR CONCEPTIONS AS IT RELATES TO WHAT THOSE THINGS ARE AND HOW THEY, HOW WE REPRESENT THEM TO BE ON THIS COMMITTEE AS THEY RELATE TO THE CITY? YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? SO TO BASICALLY TO DEFINE WHAT THEY MEAN TO US IN CANADA, I DON'T WANT TO PIGEON HOLE IT, BUT TOO, SO WE CAN HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT IT IS WE WANT TO DO BEFORE WE JUMP INTO ALL OF THIS, THESE COMMUNITIES AND ALL OF THIS WORK AND VOLUNTEER FOR STUFF, BECAUSE I CAN SEE, YOU KNOW, AT LEAST WITH MYSELF, THERE ARE PLACES WHERE I CAN ASSIST IN ALL THREE OF THESE, BUT I WANT TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS WE WANT TO DO SO THAT I KNOW HOW I CAN HELP.

OKAY.

WELL, LET'S TALK, GO AHEAD, GENE.

WERE YOU GOING TO SAY SOMETHING? YEAH.

YEAH.

CAUSE I THOUGHT ON THE LAST MEETING AND I BELIEVE THIS WAS STATED IN THE MINUTES THAT WE WERE GOING TO DO A NEEDS ASSESSMENT IN ORDER TO DEFINE HOW WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON THESE THREE MAIN INITIATIVES.

SO WE NEED TO DO THAT FIRST BEFORE GOING TO DETAIL, OR SHOULD WE GO INTO DETAIL TO GET SOME IDEA BEFORE DOING THE ASSESSMENT? I JUST WANT CLARIFICATION ON THAT AMONGST THE UNCOMMIT MISSION.

WELL, FIRST OFF THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT WILL, WOULD BE A COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT.

UM, AND WE WILL LOOK AT THESE SPECIFIC AREAS, WHICH I ALSO HAVE THAT WE'LL BE, WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THAT, BUT WE DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT RESULTS IN ORDER TO FORM THESE WORK GROUPS, BECAUSE IT'S ALREADY WRITTEN IN OUR LEGISLATION.

THESE ARE THE AREAS THAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK TARGET.

THESE ARE AREAS THAT WE DISCUSSED THAT WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON.

SO THAT'S ALREADY PRETTY MUCH A GIVEN WE CAN BREAK DOWN, UM, IN MORE DETAIL WHAT EACH OF THESE LOOKS LIKE WE DISCUSSED LAST MONTH.

UM, SOME OF THE IDEAS WITH THE EDUCATIONAL PIECE, UM, WITH EDUCATING THE COMMUNITY ABOUT DIFFERENCES AND BIASES AND RACISM, UM, WE FORM CAN BE BROKEN DOWN IN MULTIPLE AREAS.

A COUPLE OF THE EXAMPLES THAT WE TALKED ABOUT WAS THE POLICE REFORM, UM, SPECIFIC POLICY REFORM, UM, LOOKING AT, UM, POLICIES TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MINORITY BUSINESSES IN OUR CITY THAT WILL ALSO FALL UNDER WE FORM THE OUTREACH, UM, WOULD BE ACTIVITIES THAT WE DO SUCH AS ACTUALLY WE HAVE, UM, MLK ON HERE.

UH, OUTREACH WOULD BE MORE OF THE, UH, WE DISCUSSED, I THINK A CULTURAL FEAR AT ONE POINT.

SO THINGS WERE, WE'RE ACTUALLY DOING ACTIVITIES, UM, OR EVEN REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND GETTING THEM ENGAGED

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WITH THE COMMISSION.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WHAT OTHER THOUGHTS AND IDEAS, ANYTHING ELSE THAT PEOPLE HAVE THOUGHTS AND IDEAS.

SO AS IT RELATES TO COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND ADVOCATE, CAUSE SEE, AND I'LL KIND OF JUST USE A REENTRY PROGRAM THAT I DIRECTED AS SORT OF A BENCHMARK, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DID IN THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY COMMITTEE COMMITTEE IS WE LOOKED AT SOCIAL ISSUES, UM, AS IT RELATED TO THAT POPULATION.

AND WE LOOKED AT WAYS THAT WE COULD ADVOCATE, FOR EXAMPLE, ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT THEY DEALT WITH WAS, UM, NOT HAVING THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND WE FOUGHT LONG AND HARD.

WE WENT TO MEETINGS AT THE STATE LEVEL.

WE DID A LOT TO TRY AND ADVOCATE FOR THEM TO GET THOSE RIGHTS BACK ONCE A DAY IN OHIO, THEY HAVE THOSE RIGHTS IN THE STATE OF OHIO.

IF THEY ARE AWAITING TRIAL, IF THEY'RE ON PROBATION OR IF THERE'S ONE OTHER CATEGORY NOW THEY'RE ABLE TO VOTE.

SO FOR THAT PARTICULAR COMMITTEE, JUST LOOKING AT THE SOCIAL ISSUES, THAT IMPACT MARGINALIZED GROUPS OR THAT IMPACT PEOPLE OF COLOR, UM, AND LOOKING AT HOW WE CAN ADVOCATE TO OBTAIN SOME OF THOSE SOCIAL ISSUES.

OKAY.

OTHER THOUGHTS IF I MIGHT, WHEN I THINK OF ADVOCACY, I ALSO THINK OF, UM, ECONOMIC, UH, CONSIDERATIONS FOR DIFFERENT HOUSEHOLDS.

AND I, AND I, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE, THE ECONOMIC MAKEUP OF, OF A HUBER HEIGHTS IS, BUT, YOU KNOW, AND HOW MUCH OF YOUR BRIDES MIGHT BE RURAL OR, OR, OR THAT SOME OF THAT SORT OF THING, BECAUSE THERE'S A, A DISADVANTAGED POPULATION THERE AS WELL.

SO AS IT RELATES TO, AND I'M SURE THERE'S NO, WELL, NOT SURE, BUT WHEN WE THINK OF ECONOMIC DISENFRANCHISEMENT AND FOOD DESERTS AND THEN THAT SORT OF THING, UM, DOES THAT RELATE TO, TO THE POPULATION OF HUBER HEIGHTS? I DON'T KNOW.

SO, AND THAT MIGHT BE, UM, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT, UH, THAT MR SCHOMER MIGHT BE ABLE TO SHED A LITTLE LIGHT ON, BUT, UM, AS, AS FAR AS IT RELATES TO EXTENSION, EVEN FOR, UM, AND, AND OF COURSE I HEAR THIS WORD ON CAMPUS ALL THE TIME BECAUSE WE HAVE AN EXTENSION ARM OF, UH, OF OUR 1890 LAND GRANT, UH, THAT GO INTO COMMUNITIES AND, AND, AND, AND BRING CERTAIN RESOURCES FROM USDA.

AND WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO SOME OF THAT TOO, BUT THAT, OF COURSE THAT'S, UH, AND AGAIN, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE MAKE UP OF OUR, UM, ECONOMIC STRATIFICATION ISN'T IN HUBER HEIGHTS, BUT, UH, TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THAT MIGHT, MIGHT HELP.

OKAY.

UM, SO LET ME ASK, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THIS, ABOUT THE EDUCATION PIECE, OR WE TALK ABOUT EDUCATION AS IT RELATES TO THE COMMUNITY, JUST THE COMMUNITY, OR IS IT THE COMMUNITY AND THE CITY GOVERNMENT, OR ONE OF THE OTHER, OR BOTH, I GUESS I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M CLEAR ON WHEN WE SCHEDULE LOCATION EDUCATION, WHO'S THE TARGET AUDIENCE.

I WOULD SAY THOSE IN THE COMMUNITY AND THOSE THAT SERVE THE COMMUNITY BOTH.

OKAY.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

ABSOLUTELY.

I FEEL LIKE A LOT OF EDUCATION BLEEDS INTO KIND OF THE REFORM PART OF IT.

SO IT'S ALMOST LIKE IS THE EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY GROUP DOING THE RESEARCH AND THE GROUNDWORK TO BUILD ON WITH THE REFORM GROUP OR, YOU KNOW, WHAT EXACTLY ARE WE TARGETING? CAUSE THERE'S SO MANY MULTIFACETED LEVELS THAT CAN COME WITH EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY, YOU KNOW, KIND OF FROM MY WHEELHOUSE AS A SOCIAL WORKER, WHAT DO YOU START? SPEAKING OF ADVOCACY THAT COULD BE SO MANY VARIOUS THINGS, YOU KNOW, I THINK THERE ARE SOCIAL ISSUES THAT WE COULD POSSIBLY ALSO LOOK INTO WHEN IT COMES TO TYPE OF, UM, FAIR HOUSING TYPE THINGS.

AND, YOU KNOW, SPEAKING TO, I GUESS WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT, THE DIFFERENT SOCIAL STRATIFICATIONS OR HOUSEHOLD MAKEUPS AND THINGS, AND THE THINGS THAT AFFECT THE RESIDENTS THAT ARE ALREADY LIVING HERE WHEN CHANGES COME ABOUT AND THINGS HAPPEN.

UM, BUT AS A SOCIAL WORKER, YOU KNOW, I GUESS AS THIS GROUP, I WOULD PERSONALLY

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LIKE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE, KIND OF THE EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY, CAUSE I KIND OF HONESTLY FEEL LIKE THAT'S WHAT I'M GOOD AT.

UM, BUT ARE WE LOOKING TO BE MAKING AND CREATING EDUCATION MATERIALS AND THEN WORKING WITH THOSE IN AN ADVOCACY STANDPOINT, OR I GUESS I'M JUST TRYING TO GET A BASELINE OF, OF WHAT THAT GROUP WOULD BE LOOKING TOWARDS THROUGH EDUCATION PER SE.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS THINKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, AS AN EXAMPLE THAT EDUCATION, IT COULD BE, YOU KNOW, AS MAYBE PREM SPEAKING TO, UM, HE, UH, ADDRESSING, YOU KNOW, DISADVANTAGE OR WHAT DO YOU CALL IT, UH, ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED GROUP, IF YOU WILL, UH, ONE IDEA WOULD BE TO PROVIDE MAYBE LIKE FINANCIAL LITERACY, RIGHT? UH, TO, TO HELP THOSE INDIVIDUALS TO POTENTIALLY GET THEMSELVES IN A POSITION WHERE THEY'RE A MUCH BETTER FINANCIAL SITUATION, ECONOMIC SITUATION, RIGHT.

YOU KNOW, COULD WE PROVIDE EDUCATION IN THAT AREA, RIGHT.

UH, TO HELP HELP CERTAIN GROUPS THAT ARE, THAT ARE, UH, YOU KNOW, BEING IMPACTED, UH, OR JUST SAY ECONOMICALLY DEPRESSED, RIGHT.

WE CAN PROVIDE THEM THAT EDUCATION, FINANCIAL LITERACY.

IT'S JUST AN EXAMPLE.

SO I WAS THINKING ABOUT, I SHIFT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN CONSIDER, AND THAT PIECE IS HUGE BECAUSE IT IS ALMOST LIKE A SEGUE INTO SO MANY OTHER THINGS.

SO, UM, I AGREE THIS, YOU KNOW, THAT'S, THAT'S AN ALIGNMENT WHAT WE WANT TO DO.

AND IN LOOKING AT FINANCIAL LITERACY, YOU KNOW, WE CAN ALSO LOOK AT HOME OWNERSHIP AND HOW DO BECOME A HOMEOWNER? HOW, HOW DO YOU INVEST, YOU KNOW, IN YOUR CITY BY OWNING A HOME? YOU KNOW, SO ALL OF THOSE TYPES OF THINGS AND THE OTHER THING, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I WANTED TO TALK TO CITY LEADERSHIP ABOUT.

I'VE BEEN DOING SOME RESEARCH ON HEALTHCARE AS IT RELATES TO MANAGE CARE AND STATE FUNDED HEALTH CARE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I SEE MAY BE A DISPARITY, AND, AND THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO WHEN YOU HAVE DENTISTS AND DOCTORS, OFFICES THAT DO NOT ACCEPT STATE FUNDED AND MANAGED CARE.

THAT'S ANOTHER WAY TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST SAY A CERTAIN POPULATION OF PEOPLE.

UM, AND SO THEN THAT BECOMES ANOTHER WAY TO SEGREGATE GROUPS.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT ALSO, I THINK, UM, NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT.

I'VE CALLED SEVERAL DENTISTS AND SEVERAL DOCTOR'S OFFICES IN THE HUBER HEIGHTS AREA.

THEY DO NOT ACCEPT STATE FUNDED, MEDICAID, MEDICARE.

THEY DO NOT ACCEPT.

UM, THEY DON'T ACCEPT ANY MANAGED CARE PROGRAMS. AND WHAT THEY DO IS THEY SAY WE'RE NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW PATIENTS.

SO ALL OF THOSE TYPES OF THINGS, SEPARATE PEOPLE, IT'S NOT AN, IT'S NOT EQUITABLE.

WHEN I SAY THAT I CAN'T SERVICE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE A CERTAIN QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE.

I'M BASICALLY SAYING THAT YOU DON'T QUALIFY OR YOU DON'T BELONG HERE.

AND SO I THINK THAT STUFF HAS TO BE LOOKED AT WHEN WE LOOK AT WHAT'S FAIR AND WHAT'S EQUITABLE IN OUR CITY.

SO I WORKED DIRECTLY WITH MEDICARE MEDICAID, MY FULL TIME JOB AND THE MANAGED CARE ISSUE AS IT IS A HUGE ISSUE.

AND IT'S A STATEWIDE ISSUE.

AND THE WAY THAT THE PAYER SYSTEM IS SET UP, IT IS SET UP BY THE STATE LEVEL.

AND ALTHOUGH IT IS AN ACKNOWLEDGED ISSUE, AND THERE IS A SCRIPT'S GERONTOLOGISTS DOING RESEARCH SPECIFICALLY INTO THE OVER 60 WAIVER RIGHT NOW, UM, WHICH IS PART MANAGED BY MANAGED CARE.

THAT SYSTEM IS SO COMPLEX.

AND THE WAY THAT IT IS SET UP IS A NIGHTMARE.

AND THE REASON, NONE OF THE DOCTORS LIKE IT IS THE REIMBURSEMENT RATES ARE CRAP.

AND, BUT THAT IS A BUREAUCRATIC GOVERNMENT GOVERNOR TYPE ISSUE THAT LIKE, ALTHOUGH IT'D BE LOVELY TO TANGLE WITH AT OUR LEVEL, I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THAT'S A CAN OF WORMS THAT I'VE BEEN WORKING IN THIS FIELD FOR SEVEN YEARS AND IT'S DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER NOT TO LIKE, I'M TRYING TO VALIDATE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING AT THE SAME PART, BUT AT THE SAME PART, LIKE WHEN YOUR GOVERNOR IS SAYING, EVERYTHING GOES TO MANAGED CARE AND THAT'S HOW WE'RE DOING THIS, IT'S HARD TO TELL THEM THAT IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT,

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BUT THIS IS THE LEVEL OF FRUSTRATION THAT PEOPLE LIKE ME HAVE.

SINGLE MOTHERS, TARA, YOU'RE A SINGLE MOTHER LIKE I AM.

UM, AND WHEN YOU CAN'T TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER TO A DOCTOR, BECAUSE NOW YOU, YOU DON'T, YOU MAKE TOO MUCH MONEY FOR THIS, BUT NOT ENOUGH FOR THIS WHEN YOU'RE AT THAT PLACE, THAT THAT BECOMES THAT'D BE, TIME'S AN ISSUE.

ABSOLUTELY.

IT'S A HUGE ISSUE.

I HAVE A FRIEND THAT NEEDED A ROOT CANAL AND CALL IT ALL THE WAY TO CINCINNATI.

SHE CARE SOURCE CALLED ALL THE WAY TO CINCINNATI.

NOBODY WOULD ACCEPT HER INSURANCE AND SHE ENDED UP JUST HAVING THEM PULL THE TOOTH OUT BECAUSE SHE COULDN'T GET ANYBODY TO PAY FOR IT ON MEDICAID.

YOU DEAL WITH ISSUES OF NOT GOING TO GET HEALTH CONCERNS ADDRESSED.

YOU DON'T HAVE TRANSPORTATION, YOU CAN'T GET TO CINCINNATI.

SO THEN WHAT HAPPENS IN THESE SITUATIONS TO PEOPLE WHO, WHO CAN'T GET ANSWERS OR WHO CAN'T, WHO CAN'T GET ANYONE TO LISTEN.

SO I SEE IT AS ANOTHER TERM OF DISPARITY, HOW DO WE DEAL WITH IT AT A CITY LEVEL? AND CAN WE DEAL WITH THAT AT A CITY LEVEL CLINICS? IF WE, IF WE THOUGHT ABOUT OPENING SOME TYPE OF A, A SLIDING PAY SCALE TYPE CLINIC OR THINGS LIKE THAT, THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT FEED THAT GAP, COMMUNITY MEMBER, PLACES LIKE THE GOOD NEIGHBOR HOUSE THAT, YOU KNOW, HAVE THOSE DENTAL CLINICS AND HAVE THE DOCTORS AND TRAINING COMING IN DOING THOSE PROCEDURES THERE.

UM, BUT AGAIN, IT'S IT, THEN IT BECOMES THE BARRIER OF WAIT TIME.

IT BECOMES A BARRIER OF YOU HAVE SO MANY COMMUNITY MEMBERS TRYING TO ACCESS ONE PLACE BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY PLACE AVAILABLE.

LIKE WHEN I WAS ON MEDICAID, I ABSOLUTELY HAVE A MOUTH FULL OF DIXIE DENTALS.

UH FIDDLINGS THAT ARE SLOWLY BUT SURELY GETTING PAID FOR OUT OF POCKET AND FIXED.

NOW THE, THE QUALITY OF CARE IS POOR.

THE REIMBURSEMENT RATES ARE POOR AND IT JUST CAUSES AN ENTIRE SYSTEM OF, BUT I, I THINK THAT'S WHERE THE LINK BACK TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY COMES IN, WHERE RACISM IS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY, BECAUSE THESE ARE THE SYSTEMS AND THE BARRIERS IN PLACE.

IF I'M GOING TO SIT AROUND WITH A ROTTEN TOOTH IN MY MOUTH, AND THEN IT GETS IN MY BLOODSTREAM, AND THEN THAT TURNS INTO A BIGGER ISSUE AND BIGGER ISSUES AND BIGGER ISSUES.

SO IT IS, THAT COMES, I THINK.

AND HONESTLY, FOR ME BACK TO THE PROCLAMATION OF LINKING THIS BACK TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, IT IS, I AGREE, I HAVE TO GET OFF MY SOCIAL WORK BOX NOW.

SORRY.

YOU'RE OFF OF IT WITH, YOU KNOW, AND THAT, THAT ALL FALLS UNDER, UM, ADVOCACY.

SO I THINK THAT IN GOING BACK TO WHAT OUR POPULATION NEEDS, HOW WE TIE THIS INTO A NEEDS ASSESSMENT IS BROKEN AS WE BREAK IT DOWN INTO THOSE THREE AREAS AND WE MAY NEED TO BREAK EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY OUT SEPARATELY.

YEAH.

YEAH.

I AGREE, MAN.

AND CHAIR, I DON'T MEAN TO CUT YOU OFF BECAUSE THAT IS SO BROAD.

YOU CAN BE TALKING ABOUT FINANCIAL EDUCATION.

YOU CAN TALK ABOUT, YOU KNOW, OH, EDUCATION IN GENERAL HEALTH.

IT IS SUCH A BROAD TOPIC.

SO I AGREE THAT COULD BE SEPARATED INTO ITS OWN.

OKAY.

SO ARE WE IN, WHERE ARE WE IN AGREEMENT THAT WE WOULD SEPARATE OUT EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY? I AGREE.

SECOND.

YES.

OKAY.

SO THEN RONDON TARA AND ADVOCACY, IS THAT RIGHT? YEP.

UM, SO AS WE, THE WAY THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT REALLY CAN WORK INTO THIS IS SINCE WE HAVE NOW FOUR TARGETED AREAS, OUR NEEDS ASSESSMENT COULD BE, UM, PUT TOGETHER SUCH AS THAT IT TARGETS THOSE FOUR AREAS.

AND WE MAY, WE CAN COME UP WITH IDEAS ALL DAY LONG, BUT WE KINDA NEED TO SEE IF OUR RESIDENTS NEED THESE THINGS.

SO AS WE FORMULATE, UM, A NEEDS ASSESSMENT, WE CAN BREAK IT OUT INTO THOSE TARGET AREAS OF EDUCATION ADVOCACY, AND THEN OUR OUTREACH AND REFORM.

AND THEN TO HAVE TARGETED QUESTIONS AROUND THAT, TO DETERMINE WHICH OF THESE SERVICES WITH OUR COMMUNITY NEED.

YES.

HOW WOULD WE FACILITATE, UM, I GUESS, EXIT TO THEN THIS NEEDS ASSESSMENT? HOW WOULD THAT BE ADMINISTERED? THAT'S FARTHER DOWN ON THE AGENDA.

WE'LL TALK, WE'LL TALK

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A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT.

AND WE WILL HAVE A WORK GROUP FOR THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT, AND THEY'LL LOOK AT THAT PROCESS.

MADAM CHAIR, ARE WE GOING TO GO THROUGH AND FORMALLY, UH, MAKE A NARRATIVE ON WHAT EACH WORKING GROUP IS GOING TO BE EXECUTING OR HOW EXACTLY IS THAT GOING TO BE SET UP? SO EACH GROUP CAN HAVE SOME TARGETED IDEAS JUST AS WE TALKED ABOUT A SECOND AGO, WE TALKED THROUGH SOME IDEAS, UM, ALIGN THOSE TO A NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND THEN LET OUR NEEDS REALLY DRIVE WHAT OUR PRIORITY INITIATIVES AND ALL LEADING ALL LEADING BACK UP TO THE MISSION STATEMENT OF OUR COMMISSION, CORRECT? YES.

OKAY.

DO WE STILL NEED TO THE GOALS OF THE COMMISSION? DO WE STILL NEED TO REVISE THOSE GOALS OF THE COMMISSION BASED OFF OF THE EARLIER CONVERSATION? OKAY.

THE MISSION.

YES, WE DO.

UM, I'M I MOVED THAT WE WERE, WE MAKE A FORMAL MOTION TO PROVISE THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE COMMISSION SECOND.

ALL RIGHT.

IT'S UH, SO MOVES AND SECOND TO APPROVE THAT WE WILL REVISE THE MISSION STATEMENT QUESTION.

DO WE HAVE, UM, THE VANECK OF JUST REAL QUICK, I'M SORRY.

I APOLOGIZE.

I'M JUST PROCESSING, UH, MOTIONING AND SECONDING DOESN'T CARRY A MOTION.

UH, IT WOULD ACTUALLY NEED TO BE VOTED UPON.

UH, SO THE, THE EARLIER ON WITH THE MINUTES MINUTES DON'T HAVE TO BE VOTED ON, BUT IF IT IS GOING TO BE A BUSINESS OR ACTION OF THE, UH, OF THE COMMISSION, UM, THE, THE PROCESS WOULD BE THE MOTION IN A SECOND.

WHAT YOU DID IS PERFECT.

AND THEN WE WOULD NEED TO ACTUALLY GO AHEAD AND VOTE.

YOU CAN EVEN VOTE THROUGH ROLL CALL OR, UH, IF THE CHAIR WOULD WANT TO WEIGH A VOTE, A CONSENSUS BY CALLING ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, UH, TYPE OF SCENARIO, WHICHEVER WAY YOU WOULD CHOOSE TO DO SO.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE, WE GET THOSE THINGS DOCUMENTED AND DONE CORRECTLY FOR YOU.

OKAY.

SO I WAS SO MOVED AND SECONDED AND WE NEED A ROLL CALL.

I DID HAVE A QUESTION BEFORE WE GO, ARE WE VOTING ON A PARTICULAR MISSION STATEMENT OR VISION STATEMENT, OR ARE WE JUST VOTING TO MODIFY IT, REVISE IT TO WHAT THAT'S, WHAT WE'LL DISCUSS? YEAH, I THINK IT WOULD HAVE BE MORE SPECIFIC JUST US GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS AND BRAINSTORMING ON WHAT WOULD IT BE A SPECIFIC MISSION STATEMENT TAILORED TO COOPER HEIGHTS.

AND THAT WAY WE CAN KIND OF ROLL IN THOSE WORKING GROUPS INTO THAT MISSION STATEMENT AND THE NEEDS ASSESSMENTS INTO THAT, THAT NEEDS ASSESSMENT UP TO THAT MISSION AND GOAL STATEMENTS.

THAT WAY WE CAN KEEP OURSELVES ORGANIZED AND ALIGNED AND FOCUSED ON OUR, OUR OBJECTIVE AS A COMMISSION.

THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT I'M THINKING.

UM, JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT WHERE WE'RE ALIGNED WITH THE WHOLE MISSION OF THE COMMISSION, WOULD IT NOT STAND TO REASON TO ADOPT OR TO VOTE ON VOTE ON THIS NEW MISSION STATEMENT ONCE WE HAVE IT DEVELOPED? SO THE, MY MOTION IS TO GO FORWARD TO REVISE IT, AND THEN WE WOULD READDRESS AND THEN VOTE ON APPROVING THE NEW REVISED STATEMENT.

OKAY.

SO WHEN WE BRING IT, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE VOTE ON IT AGAIN, CORRECT.

IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT PROCESS CORRECTLY, ROB? YES, I'M IN TECHNICALLY THE, THE MISSION STATEMENT IN, IN, IN, I'M REALLY GLAD THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THE MISSION, WE CERTAINLY WANT YOU TO, TO MAKE CHANGES, MODIFICATIONS, AND GROW AND DEVELOP IT.

UH, YOU KNOW, WE HAD THE, WE HAD THE BOILER PLATE, WE HAD THE FOUNDATION.

SO THIS TYPE OF DISCUSSION IS GREAT.

THE PROCESS WILL BE THAT RECOMMENDATION FOR THE MISSION STATEMENT.

AND THEN THAT WOULD BE RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL.

UH, AGAIN, THIS BEING AN ADVISORY BOARD, UM, THE ACTUAL, UM, LEGISLATION, THE ACTUAL STATEMENT, THE ORDINANCE THAT IS ATTACHED TO THIS COMMISSION, UH, HAS TO BE CHANGED BY COUNCIL OFFICE LEE.

SO THAT PROCESS WOULD INCLUDE A NEXT STEP BEFORE IT WOULD BE, I SAY, FORMALLY ADOPTED BECAUSE THAT WILL BE DONE, UH, BY VOTE OF COUNCIL UPON YOUR RECOMMENDATION, WHICH IS WHAT YOU'RE HERE FOR.

SO YEAH, YOU COULD CERTAINLY, UH, TAKE ON THE TASK TO DEVELOP A REVISED MISSION STATEMENT.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, THEN, UH, IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE AT THAT TIME FOR THE COMMISSION TO VOTE ON THAT AS A RECOMMENDATION, AND THEN IT'LL PASS ON THROUGH, AND THEN WE CAN, UM, WE CAN GET A FORMAL, OKAY.

SO I HEAR THIS IS WHAT I'M HEARING.

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RIGHT.

I AGREE WITH FRED TOO.

I THINK, I DON'T THINK WE NEED TO VOTE ON ACTUALLY WORKING ON THE MISSION STATEMENT WE VOTE WHEN WE GET THE WORK TOGETHER.

AND THEN WE TAKE THAT AND IT GETS PRESENTED TO THE ACCOUNTING.

DOES THAT CITY COUNCIL HAS TO BE ACCEPTED? IS THAT WHAT I'M HEARING? YEAH, THAT IS, THAT IS CORRECT.

AND IT CAN REALLY BE DONE EITHER WAY.

IF OUR MISSION WANTS TO TAKE IT AS A FORMAL INITIATIVE, THEN IT WOULD BE VERY APPROPRIATE TO, UH, TO TAKE THAT MOTION, VOTE ON THAT AND MAKE THAT AS AN ITEM OF BUSINESS FOR THE COMMISSION TO TAKE ON THE WORK PRODUCT AT THE END WOULD THEN BE VERIFIED AND VOTED ON, UH, AS WELL.

SO IT, IT CERTAINLY CAN WORK THAT WAY.

ABSOLUTELY.

THERE'S NOTHING THERE.

WE NEED THAT TRAINING.

YEAH.

THE BOAT IS THE BOAT IS TO US FOR CONFIRMATION THAT WE ARE IN AGREEMENT THAT WE NEED TO REVISE THE MISSION STATEMENT.

OH, OKAY.

OKAY.

YEAH.

I THINK TO RON'S POINT WAS WE DON'T TECHNICALLY HAVE TO, I GUESS, MAKE A MOTION TO ALLOW US TO MOVE FORWARD WITH COMING UP WITH IDEAS ON HOW WE'RE GOING TO MODIFY THE STATEMENT.

WE DO THAT NOW AND THEN BRING IT ONCE WE AGREE UPON IT.

WE CAN BRING IT FORWARD IN I GUESS WE CAN DO IT EITHER WAY.

YOU KNOW, I HAVE, NO PROBLEM.

STEFAN IS MAKING IS, IS THAT WE'RE INITIATING THAT CONVERSATION AND MOVING FORWARD WITH THE ADMISSION HERE.

SO I AGREE WITH HIM THAT WE DO NEED TO HAVE IT DOCUMENTED THAT WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH, UM, A REVISION OF THE MISSION STATEMENT TO COME BENEFIT OR LATER TIME WITH A NATURAL PRODUCT THAT WE RECOMMEND FOR CAMP, FOR COUNCIL, UM, TO ADOPT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO DO WE NEED A FELLOW IT'S BEEN MOVED IN SECOND, SECOND.

WE NEED A ROLL CALL OUT.

ALL RIGHT.

DR.

AKINS.

YAY.

OH, HANUKKAH, HANUKKAH.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

THAT'S OKAY.

I MISS NEWBIE.

HI, MS. PURVIS.

HI MR. RAMIREZ, MR. RICHARDSON.

HI MR. STEVENS, MR. STEVEN.

HI AND MRS. SUMMER I, OKAY.

SO WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH REVISING THE MISSION STATEMENT, SO GOTCHA.

UNDER OTHER, ALL RIGHT.

BACK TO THE PERMISSION INITIATIVES AND PRIORITIES, WE DID NOT FINISH THAT.

UM, SO OUR NEXT STEP WITH THAT IS, DO WE FEEL COMFORTABLE? AND, UH, MR. AKINS, YOU BROUGHT UP THE POINT IS, HAVE WE BROKEN THIS DOWN, IDENTIFIED IT TO A LEVEL OF DETAIL WHERE PEOPLE FEEL COMFORTABLE, UM, KIND OF ALIGNING THEMSELVES TO THAT AREA.

HAVE WE PROVIDED AT LEAST ENOUGH HIGH LEVEL DETAIL? AND THEN WE CAN HAVE THE WORK GROUPS ACTUALLY GET INTO A MORE SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OR THE GROUP? YEAH.

SO THAT WAS MY THINKING.

UM, THERE IS RIGHT.

WE IDENTIFY THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN A PARTICULAR FOCUS AREA, AND THEN THEY GO BACK AND BRAINSTORM ON SPECIFIC SOME SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES, UH, THAT THEY WANT TO ACCOMPLISH AND THEN BRING IT BACK BEFORE THE GROUP TO THE FIRM IT UP, YOU KNOW, THIS WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST.

YEAH.

I AGREE WITH THAT PICK OF WHAT GROUP THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO BE PEAK.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

I WOULD LIKE OUTREACH OUTREACH ALSO OR EDUCATION EVEN MORE OR BOTH.

I MEAN, I COULD DO EITHER ONE OUTREACH IS MY STRENGTH, SO IT'S LIKE, I LIKE, OKAY, MADAM CHAIR.

YEAH.

FOR EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH, MADAM CARE, ADVOCACY AND OUTREACH FOR ME.

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OKAY.

UH, DEREK STEVENS REFORM WAS SPECIFICALLY, SO WHEN WE SAY REFORM RIGHT, THEN WE TALKED ABOUT HOW DO I EXPRESS, THANKS FOR SAYING THAT THAT'S PRETTY GOOD, BUT I THINK THERE WERE SOME OTHER REFORMS AS WELL.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, UM, WAS IT HIRING PRACTICES? I CAN'T REMEMBER IF THAT WAS SORT OF REFORM IT'S ALL ASPECTS OF REFORM THEN, RIGHT.

IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING? WHEN WE VOLUNTEERED AT THE REFORM, IT'S, IT'S ALL ASPECTS OF REFORM.

IF WE FIND THAT THERE ARE, UM, I WOULD LIKE FOR US TO FOCUS, HAVE FOCAL AREAS OF REFORM.

SO WE KNOW THAT THE POLICE IS ONE, UM, AND THEN THE HIRING PRACTICES WE MENTIONED WOULD BE ANOTHER.

SO MAYBE THE GROUP THAT WOULD LIKE TO WORK ON REFORM, WE COULD LOOK AT, DO WE NEED TO BREAK THAT DOWN EVEN FURTHER AND HAVE INDIVIDUALS ALIGN? IS THERE SOMETHING LIKE, UM, I'M ON THE STRATEGIC PLANNING GROUP WITH THE SCHOOLS? I MEAN, CAN WE ALSO WORK WITH OUR, UM, I KNOW, I KNOW WE DON'T GOVERN THE SCHOOLS, BUT IT'S A COLLABORATION WITH THE, WITH OUR, WITH OUR CITY SCHOOLS AND THEY'RE IN THEIR STRATEGIC PLANNING STAGE RIGHT NOW.

SO THIS WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO, UM, TO BRING UP ABOUT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AND CULTURE AND THAT, UM, AND TALKING TO THE SUPERINTENDENT, HE'S VERY INTERESTED IN DOING THAT.

SO THIS WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO GET THAT GROUP ON BOARD WITH WHAT WE'RE DOING IN, IN OUR COMMISSION AS WELL.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WOULD BE EDUCATION THAT WOULD BE UNDER REFORM, OR I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US HAVING US INPUT INTO THAT, ESPECIALLY IN THEIR STRATEGIC PLANNING.

SO, OKAY.

THAT'S A GOOD ONE.

ME AND THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION BECAUSE IT OVERLAPS EVERYONE, ALL OF THEM.

I WOULD PROBABLY SAY, UM, UH, I WOULD PROBABLY SAY OUT HOW MANY COMMITTEES AND WE WORK ON MR. SCHIRMER HAD HIS HAND RAISED TOO.

YES.

I JUST WANTED TO, UH, I KNOW WE HAD A LITTLE CONVERSATION, UH, LAST MEETING AND, YOU KNOW, WE ALL LEARN AS WE GO.

UM, AND AS FAR AS WORK GROUPS IN COMMITTEES, THERE'S A DISTINCT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT.

AND I JUST WANTED REMIND YOUR FORMING COMMITTEES.

AND THE PROCESS FOR THAT WOULD BE, IS THE CHAIR OF THE COMMISSION CAN CREATE AN ASSIGNED COMMITTEES.

SO THE CHAIR OF THE COMMISSION WOULD ACTUALLY ASSIGN THE COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND ALSO DESIGNATE A CHAIR FOR THAT RESPECTIVE COMMITTEE.

SO ANY COMMITTEES THAT WOULD, UH, CHOOSE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS, UH, OR HAVE DELIBERATIONS OR DISCUSSIONS WOULD NEED TO BE A PUBLICLY NOTICED MEETING, UH, AND, UH, MAKING SURE THAT WE DON'T NECESSARILY, UM, TECHNICALLY INTERCHANGE THE TERMS WORKING GROUP AND COMMITTEES, A WORKING GROUP, WHAT WAS LIKE THE ELECTION THING, ALL THE TASKS WERE VOTED ON BY THE ENTIRE COMMISSION AND THE PEOPLE THAT WENT OUT AND DID THE WORK, DID THE WORK.

THEY MIGHT'VE GOT TOGETHER, BUY SUPPLIES, DISCUSS WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO THAT DAY.

THAT'S KIND OF WORKING GROUP, BUT WHEN YOU'RE ASSIGNED A TASK OUT, AND THAT GROUP IS GOING TO DEVELOP IDEAS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO BRING BACK TO THE FULL COMMISSION, THAT WOULD BE A FORMAL COMMITTEE AND JUST WANTED TO COVER THE PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING THOSE YOU'RE GOING THROUGH IT NOW.

AND IT'S PERFECT.

AND THEN MADAM CHAIR, IT WOULD BE YOUR DISCRETION TO MAKE THOSE ASSIGNMENTS, UH, NAME THE COMMITTEES, AND THEN ASSIGN THE CHAIR.

SO I JUST WANTED TO GET THAT OUT OF THE WAY, UM, AND, UH, YOU KNOW, PREEMPTING THE QUESTION OF HOW WE FORM THE COMMITTEES WHEN YOU'RE READY.

OKAY.

SO ROB, ARE YOU SAYING THAT WE WANT WORK GROUPS, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE FORMING COMMITTEES.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO SET OUT AND HAVE TASKS AND DISCUSSIONS AND MEET AS A GROUP TO DEVELOP IDEAS AND BRING RECOMMENDATIONS, THAT CERTAINLY WOULD BE A COMMITTEE.

A WORK GROUP IS MORE THINK OF IT MORE AS A TEMPORARY THING, UH, IF FOR A SPECIFIC TASK OR EVENT.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, THE COMMITTEE WOULD BE KIND OF A STANDING ONGOING THING.

AND IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE DOING BY COMMITTEE OR COMMITTEES.

ALL MEETINGS HAVE TO BE PUBLIC.

THAT IS CORRECT.

THAT IS CORRECT.

I LIKE WHAT THE PROCLAMATION RESOLUTION WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT.

AND WE'RE DONE.

WORK GROUP IS FINE.

WE'RE EXCHANGING IDEAS VIA EMAIL.

THERE'S A FEW OF US WORKING ON IT, CORRECT.

BECAUSE THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT PARTICULAR ITEM IS OCCURRING IN THIS FULL COMMISSION.

AND YOU'RE JUST BRINGING THAT INFORMATION BACK AS A COUPLE OF PEOPLE THAT ARE WORKING ON IT.

BUT WHEN YOU ASSIGN DEVELOPING IDEAS, TASKS, PROGRAMS, UH, YOU KNOW, REFORM POLICIES, ET CETERA, THOSE COMMITTEES ARE GOING TO BE WORKING ON THOSE.

UH, AND, AND THAT'S, THAT'S KIND OF A LONGER TERM THING.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THAT'S THE FUN

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HAS HIS HAND RAISED, I GUESS, TO GO BACK TO ROBERT'S POINT.

UH, SO AS A WORKING GROUP SHOULD, AND TO, TO, TO YOUR SELF, AS WELL AS A MADAM CHAIR, UH, AND GOING BACK TO FRED'S POINT AS WELL, UM, AS A WORKING GROUP, SHOULD, SHOULD WE FORMALIZE OUR, OUR, OUR OBJECTIVE AND THEN WHAT WE EXPECT TO SEE AS A WORKING GROUP.

AND THEN WE WILL ESTABLISH THAT COMMITTEE BEFORE, YOU KNOW, ESTABLISHING YOUR UNIT, DEFINITIVELY ESTABLISHING THE CABINET, THAT COMMITTEE VERSUS GOING STRAIGHT INTO THE COMMITTEE PROCESS.

SHOULD WE BRAINSTORM ON WHAT WE, WHAT WE ENVISIONED THE, THESE WORKING GROUPS, UH, HOW WE ENVISIONED THESE SPECIFIC PARTICULAR SPECIALIZED AREAS SHOULD BE FIRST.

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE, RIGHT? YEAH.

COULD WE AT LEAST RIGHT IN THE INTERIM, RIGHT? YEAH.

I WOULD THINK FOLKS COME TOGETHER TO COME UP WITH IDEAS THAT WOULD EVENTUALLY LEAD INTO THE COMMITTEE.

RIGHT.

AND THEN IN TERMS OF EXECUTING IT, RIGHT, IT ALL GETS DONE UNDER THE COMMITTEE, BUT AT LEAST I TO SAY, HAVE A FEW FOLKS, MAYBE A FLEXOR WORKING GROUP TO AT LEAST, HEY, HERE ARE SOME OF THE IDEAS OR SOME OF THE FOCUS AREAS.

AND THEN YEAH.

IN TERMS OF EXECUTION AND EVERYTHING WE, THAT ALL GETS HANDLED AND PROCESSED UNDER THE COMMITTEE, IS THAT RIGHT? IS THAT MOBILE? YOU KNOW, I, I, I WOULD SAY THERE'S, UM, THERE'S PROBABLY A FINE LINE THERE AND I GOTTA BE HONEST IN, WE ALWAYS ERR ON SIDE OF THE TRANSPARENCIES AND AIR ON SIDE OF, OF, YOU KNOW, THE OPEN MEETINGS FOR SURE US.

AND I KNOW NOBODY'S TRYING TO CIRCUMVENT THAT BECAUSE IT'S A MATTER OF TIME SCHEDULING AND EFFICIENCY.

SO THERE'S THAT BALANCE OF MANAGING THE BUREAUCRACY AND STILL TRYING TO BE EFFICIENT.

UM, AND IT, IT SOUNDS AS IF, IF YOU'VE GOT THE IDEA OF THE OVERVIEW OF THE COMMITTEES THAT YOU WANT TO FORM, UM, JUST AS A RECOMMENDATION, I WOULD TITLE THOSE COMMITTEES, INDICATE WHO'S INTERESTED ON THEM, ASSIGN THE COMMITTEES.

AND THEN THE COMMITTEES WOULD THEN, UM, COME UP WITH OUR IDEAS, SCHEDULE THEIR FIRST MEETING AND, YOU KNOW, DEVELOP THEM FROM THERE.

BECAUSE IF YOU WERE TO ASSIGN THE GROUP OF PEOPLE, HAVE THEM WORK TOGETHER TO FIND OUT SOME THINGS RELEVANT TO THAT GROUP, THAT'S GOING TO TURN INTO A COMMITTEE.

I THINK SOMEONE COULD EASILY SAY, WELL, YOU FORMED THE COMMITTEE AND YOU'VE BEGUN WORK ON IT.

UH, I WOULD, UH, I WOULD USE THAT KIND OF, UM, UM, UH, INTERPRETATION AND POINT OF VIEW IN DETERMINING WHETHER HAS IT REACHED A LEVEL OF COMMITTEE OR WORKING GROUP.

UM, AND I, AND I THINK IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE VERY DIFFICULT OR, OR LONG INVOLVED AT ALL.

SO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T COMPLICATE THE IDEA OF, OH, NOW IT'S A COMMITTEE AND IT'S GOTTA BE, YOU KNOW, VERY, VERY FORMAL IN, IN COMPLICATED.

IT REALLY DOESN'T HAVE TO BE, IT'S REALLY AS SIMPLE AS WHO WANTS TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS PARTICULAR COMMITTEE, THE CHAIR ESTABLISHES IT AND THEN YOU ALL GO OFF AND GET TO WORK.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE FORMAL DISCUSSIONS AND DELIBERATIONS JUST NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PUBLICLY NOTICE THOSE AND YOU AFFECT THE WORK OF THE COMMISSION OR THE COMMITTEE, I SHOULD SAY, UH, TOGETHER IN PUBLIC, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THERE MIGHT BE SOME INDIVIDUAL WORK AND IDEAS.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE'RE FINDING INDEPENDENTLY TO BRING TO THE COMMITTEE FOR YOUR MEETING.

UH, THAT ABSOLUTELY.

UM, I ASSUME IT'S GOING TO BE, WOULD BE THE SMALLER WORK GROUPS, RIGHT.

AND WE CAN'T MEET, IS IT NO MORE THAN FOUR PEOPLE IN A WORK GROUP? IS THAT WHAT FOUR OF US, WE HAVE TO HAVE A MEETING, A PUBLIC MEETING, IS THAT RIGHT? YEAH.

IF YOU HAVE A QUORUM OF COMMISSION MEMBERS, THEN IT'S A COMMISSION MEETING.

SO THAT'S WHY COMMITTEES WOULD BE A, UM, A NUMBER OF FOUR OR LESS.

SO THAT IS CORRECT.

SO THAT MIGHT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, RHONDA, OF HOW MANY WE CAN BE ON.

CAUSE IF IT HAS TO BE FOR LAST TIME, WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SPLIT BETWEEN.

AND, AND ONE OTHER THING TOO, TO CONSIDER AS WELL IS A, YOU KNOW, THIS CITY HAS MANY PUBLIC MEETINGS AND THE CITY HAS, YOU KNOW, COMMISSIONS AND, YOU KNOW, THERE'S OBVIOUSLY, LIKE I SAID, ONE OF THE THINGS IS SCHEDULING.

SO, UM, ONE OF, ONE OF THOSE OBSTACLES THAT JUST LIKE FINDING THIS DATE TONIGHT, RIGHT.

MADAM CHAIR.

AND SO SOMETIMES WE JUST GOTTA, YOU JUST GOTTA SET YOUR MEETING DATE AND IF THERE'S A QUORUM, GREAT.

AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE EVERYBODY EVERY TIME, IT'S JUST THE WAY LIFE IS HERE.

HAS, ARE YOU STILL ON OUR CALENDAR FOR ONE MORE MEETING? YEAH.

IT'S ROUGH GETTING THIS TOGETHER.

AND WE GOT TO TALK ABOUT THAT.

SO YEAH, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'VE GOT YOUR MAIN COMMITTEE GROUP FOCUSES AREAS OF FOCUS.

UH, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE READY TO MAKE THOSE ASSIGNMENTS AND UM,

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YOU KNOW, THAT'S, YOU'RE RIGHT ON TARGET FOR THAT.

YES.

OKAY.

EXCELLENT.

ALRIGHT.

OKAY.

SO, UM, SO THEN WE'LL GO AHEAD AND MOVE FORWARD WITH THE COMMITTEES AT THIS POINT THEN.

SO FOR OUR OUTREACH, I HAVE FRED MIA, JANE AND RHONDA FOR EDUCATION.

I HAD JEAN AND FRED ADVOCACY.

I HAVE RHONDA AND KARA REFORM.

I HAD ERIC AND ERIC SO FAR.

CAN YOU ADD ME TO EDUCATION TOO, PLEASE? OKAY.

MADAM CHEROKEE ADDRESS OF REFORM PLEASE.

OKAY.

IF THERE'S ROOM, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO DO ON WHICH ONE TEAR IT BROKE THAT I'M SORRY.

UH, REFORM AND ADVOCACY, BUT IF SOMEBODY ELSE WANTS TO DO REFORM, I CAN STICK TO JUST ADVOCACY.

COME JOIN US, TARA.

SOCCER'S ALMOST OVER.

I GOT ONE GAME LEFT.

OKAY.

ANYONE ELSE FOR ADVOCACY? ARE YOU GOING TO GO DOWN THAT LIST AGAIN SO I CAN WRITE THEM DOWN.

OUTREACH.

FRED MIA, JEAN RHONDA EDUCATION, JEAN FRED MIA ADVOCACY, RHONDA TARA REFORM.

ERIC, ERIC ESTEFAN AND TARA.

OKAY.

ERIC, I HAD YOU ERIC RICHARDSON IN THE RIGHT AREA, CORRECT REFORM, CORRECT? YEP.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THOSE WOULD BE OUR COMMITTEES AND, UM, WE'LL LET COMMITTEES ELECT THE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE.

SO EACH COMMITTEE CAN ELECT A CHAIR OR YOUR COMMITTEE.

CAN I MAKE A SUGGESTION TO ESTABLISH A CHAIR PRO TIP UNTIL THAT HAPPENS, AT LEAST THAT WAY YOU HAVE SOMEONE THAT'S GOING TO CALL THE MEETING.

SORRY.

IT'S GOING TO CHEER THE COMMUNITY.

SURE.

FRED, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE THAT PERSON FOR OUTREACH? NO, NO, NO.

THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT.

THAT'S NOT WHAT I WAS SAYING.

NO.

YEAH.

I'LL CHEER.

I'LL CHAIR.

THAT COMMITTEE FOR OUTREACH.

OKAY.

AND THEN, UM, WE'RE EDUCATED.

I'M JUST GOING TO GO DOWN TO FIRST LIST JEAN.

YES.

MA'AM UH, YOU'LL BE THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PULLING THAT GROUP TOGETHER AND THEN YOU ALL CAN DECIDE WHO WILL CHAIR.

OKAY.