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DAY OF WEEK: Tuesday
DATE: 10/26/2021
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12:00 P.M.
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
NOTE: One or more Commission Members may be in attendance telephonically or by other technological means.
James Martinez, Chair
Monica Attridge
Alexander Davenport
James Hasapis
Russell Randall, Vice Chair
3. Recommended Protocol for Members and Other Participants

All commissioners should have their microphones on mute to keep the background noise out of the chat room. The chair of the meeting should ensure everyone has an opportunity to speak if they would like. Commissioners should use the chat function to inform the Chair they would like to make a statement and the Chair will announce the Commissioners to speak in the order they appear in the chat.
4. Public Participation

A. Staff Participation

Staff Liaison Lisa Keita
B. Liaison Report

Chair person Martinez stated, I want to make small amendment to the agenda; it should read Estella Hollander will be doing a transportation update.

Estella Hollander, stated, mobility planner with mountain lion and transportation liaison for this group, I am providing an update on the Mountain line “Go project,” which is the micro transit project we will be launching, we will be launching November 1st, and go 9 months the delays were due to driver shortage, awarded grant funding to meet the grant timeline, so to meet the timeline of the funding we want to get this project started. Restated background of the program, that services will be provided in the Huntington industrial corridor, included surrounding bus stops. Hours of operation Monday through Friday 7 am – 6pm weekends 8 am to 5pm. The hours could change slightly depending on the demand and need.

Lisa Keita, Stated, does the solaire ave include the bus stop or inside the area of bank of America. Estella Hollander stated it includes the bus stop.

Michelle Eisenberg, employment manager-at the Hozhini Foundation, and I am the liaison between this team and the community of practice team that meets. On the transition fair, we had two schools in attendance to the transition fair, they are putting together a link, so that we can share it with everyone so they can see the fair. It will also be on CCC you tube channel. Hozhini is officially offering prep services now. Pop up event for Napta with Estella, in December.
A. Information Items

Vice Chair Russell Randall: stated, a week ago today, community of practice transition team facilitated our 12-youth fair, our first one virtually. David Preib was our lead for facilitator, he arranged people to speak for about a hour and half. Kaitlyn Verfuerth, 4-time para-Olympian, talked about her whole experience with that.

Mrs. McCullen HR Director from leamerica, talked about what they look for in employees, a youtuber name Joe, talked to the students about you tubing full time. A bunch of speakers talk about work and life experiences, it was a really good event. Hopefully we will have a transition fair in the spring in person.

Chair Person Martinez, stated when they do a in person event, count him in.
B. Commissioner James Hasapis gave a presentation on age friendly communities. He stated he attended a webinar about how to make age friendly communities livable. Some of the statistics show that one in 3 Americans are over 50, By 2030 one out of every 5 people will be 65. From 2015-2050 65+ will grow more than 200% Many of these people have different abilities, and we need to look for ways to make our communities more mobility for them. Including them in the process of issues in terms of development or updating sidewalk ability. How to engage them is to go into their actual communities that are hard to reach populations, do door knocking, collaboration is the key to sustainability, target universalism, including everyone engage in the community.

This enhancement personal independence allowing them to stay in their homes when mobility is made easy.
There are still a lot of barriers in our community that are now allowing participation. 8 – 80 being done in Canada where they are developing programs that include people from this age group. We can’t plan from our desk; we need to be in the communities. People in our community need to feel they can trust us. People working together, including this population, we can do this by participating in programs like the AARP livable program, we missed the window to apply for grants, but we can do so in the upcoming season. By belonging to a program like this it allows us to include the age community for friendly livable communities.

Commissioner Alexander Davenport- stated what do we have to do to become an AARP community.

Commissioner Hasapis stated, the city can apply to participate in their next period of time he will share this information with Alan Keyes on how to become a member.

Chairperson Martinez thanked Jamie for the presentation and that he supports it.

Commissioner Hasapis also updated the members about the flood plane area and how areas that were affected by the flood is still being an issue for people trying to get into their homes.

Vice Chair Russell Randall requested that we place this as a discussion item on our November meeting agenda.

Chairperson Martinez agreed.

Mayor Paul Deasy, stated, we are in a difficult position for the residence of grand view who this happening to. The county has issued a recommendation that everyone keep their sandbags in place which is affecting people getting into their homes. By law the city and the county to provide any public funds on private property. We can’t build walls, or put-up gates, and the county who is in charge with supplying sandbags for flooding puts us in a tight spot. Based on the Arizona Constitution we cannot provide any funds for due to the state, city, and county laws. There may be a way to create funding through fund raising, please keep this on your radar, and help where you can. Our infrastructure was not set up to deal with this, it may just be that we need a community effort, doing fundraiser, because our hands are tied by law.
7. Approval of Minutes
Monica Attridge motion to approved and Alexander Davenport second the minutes
Motion approved.
8. Date of Next Meeting - November 30th, 2021

Discussion to move the next meeting to 11/30/2021 unanimous approval.
A. Staff Liaison, Lisa Keita, stated, we want to discuss bringing back FPD for a Question-and-Answer session regarding training on crisis intervention for the disabled.

Chairperson Martinez, asked, if that would be for the November meeting.

Lisa Keita stated, she would make a request to Dan Musselman for the November or December meeting for a Q &A session.

A. Martin Ince, Mobility Project Manager: Presentation about the Active Transportation Master Plan
Moved to the November 30th Meeting
B. Jenny Niemann, Climate Program Manager, City of Flagstaff to present: Advancing Resilience in Flagstaff, introduce two students fro the NAU Climate Science and Solutions Graduate Program who delivered a presentation on how climate change will affect Flagstaff in the coming years and understanding the goals to combat the problem through resilience and understanding the risk associated with vulnerability.

Vice Chair Russell Randall thanked them for the presentation and stated, it was eye opening.

Chairperson Martinez suggested that the group share their presentation slides with the commission.

Chairperson Martinez said I want to be respectable to everyone’s time if we can table the active transportation master plan until November.

Members agreed.

C. Discussion on Flagstaff Police Department Presentation from the August Meeting.Vice Chair Russell Randall had two questions regarding the percentage of training for crisis intervention training and mental health courses from the Flagstaff P.D. Requesting a Q&A Session with Flagstaff PD to be scheduled at a later date.

Lisa Keita stated, she would make the request to FPD Dan Musselman.

Martin Ince will presentation transportation Master Plan
Alan Keye from HR will do a presentation on hiring practices for the disabled
Dan Musselman Question and Answer Session
Discussion item for flood plane issues.

Chair person Martinez adjourned the meeting at 1:20pm October 26th, 2021

The undersigned hereby certifies that a copy of the foregoing notice was duly posted at Flagstaff City Hall on                      , at                a.m./p.m. This notice has been posted on the City's website and can be downloaded at

Dated this               day of                                       , 2021.

Alan Keay, Human Resources Manager


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