SPECIAL SESSION MEETING of THE SOBERING CENTER BOARD
April 19, 2023 5:00 P.M.
Sobering Center Board Room
1213 Sabine Street
Austin, TX 78701
Citizens intending to speak must sign up with the Sobering Center by 4:30 p.m. the day of scheduled meeting. Registration can be completed by emailing AFrank@soberingcenter.org. 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.
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS:
Chair: Jana Ortega
Vice-Chair: Dr. Christopher Ziebell
Secretary: Jessica Palvino
Treasurer: Anwar Sophy
Past Chair: Vacant
Director: Jimmy Anderson
Director: Hon. Selena Alvarenga
Director: Hon. Larry Wallace Jr.
Director: Ana Marie Cox
Director: Commissioner Margaret Gomez
Director: Dr. Chad Hooten
Director: Council Member Josè “Chito” Vela
Ex-Officio: Travis County Judge Andy Brown (designee: Vicki Ashley)
Ex-Officio: Interim Austin City Manager, Jesús Garza (designee: Asst. City Manager Bruce Mills)
Ex-Officio: Austin Chief of Police Joseph Chacon (designee: Asst. Chief Gizette Gaslin)
Ex-Officio: Austin-Travis County Chief of EMS Robert Luckritz
Ex-Officio: Austin Public Health Director Adrienne Sturrup
Ex-Officio: Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez
NOTICE OF MEETING
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, April 19, 2023 in the Sobering Center Board Room, 1213 Sabine Street, Austin, Texas.
CALL TO ORDER
PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
- Approval of minutes for February 15, 2023 board meeting
- Staff Spotlight
- Discussion of Cost Benefit Analysis and Interlocal Agreement
- Discussion of Staff Morale Fund
- Discussion of van utilization
- Executive Director’s Strategic Plan Report
DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS
- Presentation and approval of Fiscal Dashboard
- Discussion and possible action of Licensure Reimbursement Policy
WORKING GROUP/COMMITTEE UPDATES
- Committee updates
– Executive Committee (Chair – Jana Ortega)
– Governance Committee (Chair – Judge Selena Alvarenga)
– Finance Committee (Chair – Anwar Sophy)
– Development Committee (Chair – Jimmy Anderson)
Board Meeting: June 21, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
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. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call at Amy Frank, at (512)-957-1900, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711.
For more information on the Sobering Center Board of Directors, please contact Amy Frank, at (512)-957-1900.