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Meeting Minutes

September 2021
Please see below for the meeting minutes from the September 2021 meeting.

5:15  Arrival, meet and greet5:30  Capital Metro Presentation (Tabon Gardner, Andrew Benford, Diponker Mukherjee)- Capital Metro Public Safety program

Mr. Gardner gave a Public Safety Program Update. Discussed the initiatives moving forward to ensure safety to public, employees, and everyone involved.

Safety challenges discussed
1. Daily Operations & Service calls2. Special Events.3. Critical transit infrastructure.

3 Prong Approach Solution
1. Public safety ambassadors.2. Intervention specialists.3. Transit Police.

Top 5 Reasons for calls currently.1. General requests for assistance.2. Loitering3. Miscellaneous - no mask or mask related for example.4. Disturbance (verbal or physical)5. Welfare Check

Summary of board resolution
Engage a consultant to guide development and implementation. Develop a public safety advisory committee charter and appointment process for board consideration. Develop a staff training program.

Next steps. Report back on progress in early 2022 and periodically throughout implementation. Public safety consultant Chief Wanda Dunham.

6:30  Call Meeting to Order & Review Agenda (Sung)
6:35  NAAO Update (Sung)- Year-end Asian community culture event by NAAO - Membership due update (Lee)- Website update (Samuel Lee)
6:50  Guest Speaker (Mary Ann Espiritu)

Marry Ann is running for Judge of County Court at Law #5, "I promise to treat every person equally to ensure justice is accessible to all"

7:05  AARC update (Sona / Leila)7:15  Update of AARC Phase II (Schiller)7:20  AAPAC - Upcoming Election (Ashwin)7:25  Other organizations update

18:30:54 From  Sona Shah | AARC | (she/her) : https://naaotexas.org/
18:31:24 From  Lee Ngin : 👍
18:41:29 From  Mary Ann Espiritu : www.MaryAnnForJudge.com
18:46:12 From  Sona Shah | AARC | (she/her) : Thank you Mary Ann!
18:50:44 From  Leila Grace Pandy | AARC | She/Her : Artist Talk: Sherwin Rivera Tibayan - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/174718536847

Family Storytime Series - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170067714111

Artist Reception - Oct 22 - TBD Registration Link

Stories from the South: Archiving Series for the Family! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170069338971

Hyphenated - Book Club Meet Up - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/169526703935

19:02:51 From  Sona Shah | AARC | (she/her) : http://www.austintexas.gov/department/asian-american-resource-center-phase-2-improvements
19:28:57 From  Sona Shah | AARC | (she/her) : Spring sounds good. I need to head out, but great seeing you all!
19:33:15 From  Leila Grace Pandy | AARC | She/Her : Great seeing everyone! have a good evening!