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MEASURE X COMMUNITY
ADVISORY BOARD

  September 1, 2021
5:00 PM
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; Kathryn Chiverton; Jim Cervantes; Odessa LeFrancois; David Cruise; Dr. Michelle Hernandez; Sharon Quezada Jenkins; Michelle Stewart; Ali Saidi; Jerry Short; Kimberly Aceves-Iniquez; Debbie Toth; Sandra Wall; Susun Kim; Cathy Hanville; Pello Walker; Gigi Crowder; Genoveva Calloway; Melissa Stafford Jones; Diana Honig; Lindy Lavender; Steven Bliss
Absent: Edith Pastrano; Ruth Fernandez; Sandro Trujillo; Peter Benson
Staff Present: Lisa Driscoll, County Finance Director
             
1. Roll Call
  Staff provided instruction for access to English live transcription (automated closed captioning), and live simultaneous Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation and then conducted roll call.  For voting purposes District I Alternate Cathy Hanville replaced absent member Edith Pastrano and At Large Alternate Diana Honig replaced At Large member Ruth Fernandez.  All other voting members were present.  There were approximately 60 participants.
             
2. Staff recommends MXCAB receive the Record of Action for the August 25, 2021 meeting and public comments received after publication of the agenda.
  The record of action was accepted as presented.
  Attachments:
  Record of Action MXCAB 8-25-21
  Measure X Funding Priority Recommendations - Summarized by Susun Kim 8-25-21 from polls of 8-20-21
  MXCAB Polling Results from polls of 8-20-21
  Public Comment - 350 Contra Costa
  Public Comment - CA Emerg Tech Fund
  Public Comment - Community Land Trust 1
  Public Comment - Community Land Trust 2
  Public Comment - Fire 1
  Public Comment - Fire 2
  Public Comment - Fire 3
  Public Comment - Fire 4
  Public Comment - Fire 5
  Public Comment - Fire 6
  Public Comment - Fire 7
  Public Comment - Fire 8
  Public Comment - Housing 1
  Public Comment - Housing 2
  Public Comment - Housing 3
  Public Comment - Mission Possible
  Public Comment - Reimaging Public Safety
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 1
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 2
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 3
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 4
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 5
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 6
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 7
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 8
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 9
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 10
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 11
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 12
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 13
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request 14
  Public Comment - Sycamore Community
  Public Comment - Transportation
 
             
3. Continue discussion of potential funding priorites and consider finalizing priorities and recommendations to submit to the Board of Supervisors
  Chair Moore began by discussing the process for the evening’s discussion that had been outlined in the packet materials.
  1. Review the Presentations Summary in the attached pdf (Presentation Summary).  This document has been updated along the way, but is unchanged since the meeting on August 25. This provides the most detailed list of proposed strategies, grouped in the way that most members are familiar with working.
  2. Review "Sorted by High Priority, Secondary Priority" report from the poll at the August 20 MXCAB meeting. Focusing on the "yes" columns only, note which strategies do and do not have "yes" numbers that together (High Priority & Secondary Priority) exceed 50%. With the need to establish a cut-off point of some sort, the Chair and Vice Chair propose that the cut-off be set at 50%, with the following caveats:
    1. Nothing that falls below the 50% line is being formally eliminated yet; simply note what is above and below the line.
    2. Continue efforts to clarify and consolidate strategies, which will likely lead to changes to the list.
    3. Another poll will be conducted at the September 8 meeting, with the expectation that all MXCAB members will be able to be present and participate in the poll. Next steps will be to check for alignment, discuss any remaining areas of significant diverse opinions, and then check if the majority are ready to move to a formal vote on recommendations to the Board.
  3. At-Large member Susun Kim updated her consolidated list, which is attached for reference; in particular, it can be helpful to see how various strategies polled on 8/20.
  4. In response to the request from several members to create more time for discussion of various strategies, at the meeting on September 1, the MXCAB will use the "Sorted by High Priority, Secondary Priority" poll report, along with the original evaluation spreadsheet, to go through each of the 14 issue categories one by one to allow for MXCAB discussion and debate. Members are also invited to identify any strategies not yet receiving sufficient attention, including any that fall below the current 50% cut-off. Following general discussion at the outset of each category, each MXCAB member will be offered up to 2 minutes to highlight a specific strategy/ies in each category for this purpose.
Following, the introduction the Measure X Community Advisory Board spent some time discussing which presentation tool should be used for the evening’s discussion.  Concern was expressed over continuing to use the straw-poll document as only 19 of the 27 members and alternates of the MXCAB were able to participate.  At the end of the discussion, the consensus was to use the Presentation Summary (revised 8/6/21).  Beginning with the “Seniors/Disabled People/Veterans” category, the MXCAB were asked to ask clarifying questions and or make comments on categories.  At approximately 6:29 PM, the MXCAB took at seven-minute break.  The MXCAB had discussed priority categories through Youth and Yong Adults (presentations of 6/9/21).  At the conclusion of the break the discussion continued. 
 
Chair Moore asked that the discussion stop at 7:43 PM to allow adequate time for public comment and to conclude the meeting at approximately 8:00 PM.  The MXCAB had discussed priority categories through Safety Net (presentations of 7/14/21). 

 
Chair Moore recognized that additional meetings would be necessary to complete the prioritization process.  Public comments were received from eight individuals. The meeting ended with Chair Moore recognizing that additional meetings night be necessary and tentatively scheduling an additional meeting for September 22 at 5:00 PM.

 
  Attachments:
  Presentation Summary
  Results of 8-20 MXCAB Meeting Polls - Various Reports
  Measure X Funding Priority Recommendations R.8-27-21 S.Kim
  Public Comment - Fire 1
  Public Comment - Fire 2
  Public Comment - Library 1
  Public Comment - Sheriff Request
 
             
4. Accept attached written public comments.
  There were no public comments on items not on the agenda.  Written public comments received after the agenda was posted are attached with the record of action.
             
5. The next meeting is currently scheduled for September 8, 2021
  In case the Advisory Board has not finalized its recommendations on September 8, a meeting is scheduled for September 22, 2021.
             
6. Adjourn
  The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:00 PM.

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Lisa Driscoll, Committee Staff
Phone (925) 655-2047
lisa.driscoll@cao.cccounty.us

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