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Board Meeting March 11, 2020

Board Meeting March 11, 2020

by | Mar 5, 2020 | Board and Other Meetings



March 11, 2020 5:30 P.M

Sobering Center Board Room

1213 Sabine Street, Austin, TX 78701


Chair:           Jana Ortega                                            Vice-Chair:     Craig Moore

Secretary:     Council Member Kathie Tovo               Treasurer:        Douglas Smith

Director:       Stephen Strakowski
Director:       Christopher Ziebell
Director:       Nancy Hohengarten, Past-Chair
Director:       Andy Brown
Director:       Jessica Palvino
Director:       Commissioner Margaret Gomez
Director:       Lynn Sherman

Ex-Officio:   Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt (designee: Roger Jefferies)
Ex-Officio:   Austin City Manager, Spencer Cronk (designee: Asst. City Manager Rey Arellano)
Ex-Officio:   Austin Chief of Police Brian Manley (designee: Asst. Chief Joseph Chacon)
Ex-Officio:   Austin Chief of EMS Ernesto Rodriguez (designee: Asst. Chief Jasper Brown)
Ex-Officio:   Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden


The Sobering Center serving Austin Travis County also known as the Sobriety Center, created and organized by the City of Austin and Travis County as a local government corporation pursuant to Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 431, will convene a public meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in the Sobering Center Board Room, 1213 Sabine Street, Austin, Texas.


  1. Call to order.
  2. General Citizen/Public Communication.

Citizens wishing to speak on agenda items will need to sign up before the meeting is called to order. Citizen communication on agenda related action items will be allowed after an item’s presentation has been made. Each speaker will be given a designated amount of time to speak set by the board chair. Non-agenda related citizen communication will take place before discussion of the first agenda item.

  1. Approval of minutes for February 12, 2020 board meeting.
  2. Discussion and possible resolution to hold a specially called meeting to interview Executive Director applicants.
  3. Discussion and possible action to approve FY2021 budget.


Board Meeting:  Next regular meeting is April 8, 2020 at Sobering Center.


The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. For assistance, please call 512-974-3256 or 512-974-2445 TDD. A person may request a Spanish language interpreter be made available by contacting the City Manager’s Office at 512-974-2194 no later than twelve hours before the scheduled time of the item on which the person wishes to speak.