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  October 6, 2021
5:00 P.M.
1025 Escobar St., Martinez
Mariana Moore, Chair
BK Williams, Vice Chair
Agenda Items: Items may be taken out of order based on the business of the day and preference of the Committee
Present: Mariana Moore, Chair; BK Williams, Vice Chair; Edith Pastrano; Kathryn Chiverton; Odessa LeFrancois; David Cruise; Michelle Stewart; Ali Saidi; Jerry Short; Kimberly Aceves-Iniquez; Debbie Toth; Cathy Hanville; Pello Walker; Gigi Crowder; Diana Honig; Lindy Lavender; Peter Benson; Steven Bliss
Absent: Jim Cervantes; Dr. Michelle Hernandez; Sharon Quezada Jenkins; Ruth Fernandez; Sandra Wall; Susun Kim; Sandro Trujillo; Genoveva Calloway; Melissa Stafford Jones
Staff Present: Lisa Driscoll, County Finance Director; Enid Mendoza, Senior Deputy County Administrator
1. Roll Call
  Staff provided instruction for access to English live transcription (automated closed captioning), and live simultaneous Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation.  Staff provided an update on continued virtual meetings, and then conducted roll call.  For voting purposes District II Alternate Steven Bliss replaced Jim Cervantes, District IV Alternate Pello Walker replaced Sharon Quesada Jenkins, and At-Large Alternates Diana Hong, Lindy Lavender, and Peter Benson replaced Susun Kim, Ruth Fernandez, and Sandra Wall.  There was a quorum.  There were approximately 48 participants.
2. Staff recommends MXCAB receive the Record of Action for the September 22, 2021 meeting.
  The record of action was accepted as presented.
  Record of Action MXCAB 9-22-21
  Public Comment - Arts
  Measure X working document revised during meeting of 9-22-21
3. CONSIDER adopting a motion to accept the attached Measure X Community Advisory Board Report to the Board of Supervisors including the request to hire a professional report writer to prepare a final needs assessment document for publication.
  Chair Moore walked the MXCAB through the draft report for the Board of Supervisors.  A few slight corrections were made. Public comment was asked for and received by two individuals.  Chair Moore made a motion to FORWARD the updated Measure X Community Advisory Board report and attachments to the Board of Supervisors.  The motion was seconded by At-Large member Debbie Toth.  There were no public comments.  The motion passed (15-Yes, and 1-Abstain).

Staff informed the MXCAB that the item would be heard at the October 12, 2021, meeting of the Board of Supervisors with a follow-up on November 2, 2021, to provide staff direction.
  MXCAB Report to BOS
4. DISCUSS and ACCEPT feedback on the process used by MXCAB to conduct the needs assessment and develop funding recommendations for FY 2021-2022.  (Mariana Moore, Chair)
  Chair Moore continued the discussion on feedback and proceess used by MXCAB to conduct the updated needs assessment.  Members of the MXCAB expressed their views and offered ideas regarding increasing outreach and speaker participation.  Public comment was requested and received from two individuals.  The discussion will continue after the Board of Supervisors meets on November 2, 2021. 
5. DISCUSS scheduling MXCAB meetings to prepare the updated needs assessment and funding recommendations for FY 2022-2023.  (Mariana Moore, Chair)
  Chair Moore introduced the topic of future MXCAB meetings in the context of the County budget production cycle. A discussion followed regarding when and how often the MXCAB should meet.  Public comment was requested and received from two individuals.  The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for mid-November.  Staff will distribute a google poll with date and time alternatives in the next week.
6. Receive public comments.
  Chair Moore asked for and received public comment from one member of the public.  No written public comments were received.
7. Adjourn
  The meeting adjourned at approximately 6:55 PM.

Public comment may be submitted via electronic mail on agenda items at least one full workday prior to the published meeting time.

The Measure X Community Advisory Board will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities planning to attend Measure X meetings. Contact the staff person listed below at least 72 hours before the meeting.

Any disclosable public records related to an open session item on a regular meeting agenda and distributed by the County to a majority of members of the Measure X Community Advisory Board less than 96 hours prior to that meeting are available for public inspection at 1025 Escobar St., 4th Floor, Martinez, during normal business hours.

Live Transcription (Automated Closed Captioning) is available in English via Zoom - Click the "Live Transcript" button from the in-meeting Zoom toolbar and select one of the options from the pop-up menu.

Live simultaneous Spanish interpretation is available for Measure X Community Advisory Board meetings by joining the meeting via the Zoom application.  Click on the “Interpretation Globe” at the bottom of the screen and choose the language channel Spanish.  You may wish to “Mute Original Audio” so that you only hear the utterances on the channel that you select.

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Lisa Driscoll, Committee Staff
Phone (925) 655-2047

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