Equity Advisory Committee Meeting

Regular Meeting
November 17, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.
Minutes (PDF)

NOTICE: Governor Walz has declared a peacetime emergency (Emergency Executive Order 20-01) in response to COVID-19 and the Metropolitan Council Chair has determined it is not practical or prudent to conduct an in-person meetings for reasons stated in the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order. Accordingly, advisory committee members will participate in this meeting via telephone or other electronic means and the meeting will be conducted under Minnesota Statutes section 13D.021 at the date and time stated above. We encourage you to monitor the meeting remotely. If you have comments, we encourage members of the public to email us at public.info@metc.state.mn.us. We will respond to your comments in a timely manner.


I.              Call to Order
II.             Roll Call
III.           Approval of Agenda
IV.          Approval of Minutes
V.            Equity Advisory Committee’s 2020 Work (6:10 pm – 6:30 pm)
Nelima Sitati Munene, EAC Co-chair and Council-Member Francisco Gonzalez, EAC Co-chair | Leah Goldstein Moses, EAC Committee member

Goal/Desired Outcome: Discussion Item: Committee will continue working on the sub-committee process. Goldstein Moses will update Committee on process improvement,  the recommendations process and guidance for the sub-committee structure.
VI.          Network Next Update (6:30 pm – 7:00 pm)
Katie Roth, Assistant Director, BRT Projects, Metro Transit | Robin Caufman, Director of Administration, Metro Transit
Goal/Desired Outcome: Discussion Item: Continuing collaboration with Transit unit about Engagement plans for Network Next and general Engagement Plans.
VII.        EAC 2021 Work Plan Prep (7:00 pm – 7:25 pm)
Mitzi Kennedy, Equity Manager, Office of Equal Opportunity
Goal/Desired Outcome: Discussion Item: High level overview of Council Divisional Equity Goals in preparation for the 2021 EAC work plan.
VIII.      Metro Transit Equity Goals (7:25 pm – 7:55 pm)
Lesley Kandaras, Chief of Staff, Metro Transit
Goal/Desired Outcome: Discussion with Metro Transit regarding their Equity Goals, with goal of collaboration and input from Committee.
IX.          Announcements (7:55 pm – 8:00 pm)
a.     Staff / member updates and discussion
X.            Adjournment (8:00pm)

Committee information

Equity Advisory Committee

Committee contact:
Cyrenthia Jordan