Following is the agenda for the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission Meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, beginning at 4:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the Pre-Council Chamber on the 2nd Floor of the Fort Worth City Hall located at 1000 Throckmorton Street in Fort Worth, Texas. Please contact Gregory McGee at 817-392-8988 to arrangement accommodations as soon as possible. A meeting was not held in May, so there will be a lot to cover in this meeting.
This meeting will be especially interesting to the deaf and hard of hearing community. David Ondich, Disabilities Program Coordinator for the City of Fort Worth will give a status report on the City’s progress in implementing the Human Relations Commission’s recommendations for improvements to City services for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Members of the deaf and hard of hearing community and supporters are encouraged to attend.
Also, keep in mind that you are welcomed to address the Commission about concerns and suggestions during the Citizen Presentations. All you need to do to participate in the Citizen Presentations is to complete a short form at the beginning of the meeting. Information presented during the Citizen Presentations becomes part of the meeting minutes. Rather than share suggestions and concerns after the meeting with Commissioners, it is best to present them during Citizen Presentations to make them a matter of record.
As it is often said during our meetings, you are our neighbors, and we value your participation and input. We look forward to seeing you at the Human Relations Commission meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Please contact Gregory McGee to arrange accommodations as soon as possible.
Tracey and Friends
NOTICE OF AGENDA
FORT WORTH HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION MEETING
PRE-COUNCIL CHAMBER – 2ND FLOOR CITY HALL
1000 Throckmorton Street – Fort Worth, Texas 76102
June 23, 2009 at 4:00 PM
I. Call Meeting to Order
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Minutes for the April 28, 2009, Commission Meeting
IV. Citizen(s) Presentations
V. Informational Reports
A. Director’s Report
· Upcoming events
· Organizational updates
· Employee recognitions
B. Status report on the City’s progress in implementing the Human Relations Commission’s recommendations for improvements to City services for the deaf and hard of hearing – David Ondich, Disabilities Program Coordinator for the City of Fort Worth.
C. Summary of the 2009 EEOC/FEPA Policy Conference – Tracy Bancroft-Lasseter, Civil Rights Enforcement Manager for the Community Relations Department.
VI. Discussion Items
A. Departmental budget request for Community Relations Department Enforcement Programs.
B. The Human Relations Commission’s recommendations pertaining to the deaf and hard of hearing.
C. The 2009 EEOC/FEPA Policy Conference.
D. Contract with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to process employment discrimination complaints for FY2009.
VII. Action Item
A. Approve departmental budget request for Community Relations Department Enforcement Programs.
B. Authorize execution of a contract with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to process employment discrimination complaints for FY2009.
VIII. Future Agenda Items
Call Immediately to Arrange Accommodations:
City Hall is wheelchair accessible. Parking is located south of the City Hall building off Texas Street. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need accommodations, auxiliary aids, or services such as interpreters, readers, or large print are requested to contact Gregory McGhee at 817-392-8988 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. If the City does not receive notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, the City will make a reasonable attempt to provide the necessary accommodations.