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Special Session Board Meeting September 8, 2021

Special Session Board Meeting September 8, 2021

by | Sep 3, 2021 | Announcements, Board and Other Meetings, News



September 8, 2021 5:00 P.M.

Travis County Administrative Building

Multifunction Room A, B and C


Chair: Jana Ortega                                   Vice-Chair: Dr. Christopher Ziebell
Secretary:  Council Member Kathie Tovo               Treasurer: Liz Boston
Past Chair:   Vacant

Director:       Doug Smith
Director:       Hon. Selena Alvarenga
Director:       Paulette Blanc
Director:       Rick Ybarra
Director:       Jessica Palvino
Director:       Commissioner Margaret Gomez
Director:       Lynn Sherman

Ex-Officio:   Travis County Judge Andy Brown (designee: Roger Jefferies)
Ex-Officio:   Austin City Manager, Spencer Cronk (designee: Asst. City Manager Rey Arellano)
Ex-Officio:   Austin Interim Chief of Police Joseph Chacon (designee: Asst. Chief Jerry Bauzon)
Ex-Officio:   Austin Interim Chief of EMS Jasper Brown
Ex-Officio:   Austin Interim Public Health Director Adrienne Sturrup
Ex-Officio:   Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez


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, September 8, 2021 in multifunction room A, B and C of the Travis County Administrative Building, 700 Lavaca, Austin, TX or by teleconference +1 512-854-8326 Phone Conference ID: 515 610 079#          


Call to order

General Citizen/Public Communication

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  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. Resolution to set Board meeting dates and times for Fiscal Year 22
  2. Travis County Mental Health Diversion Dialogue


Board Meeting:  To be determined


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.