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<br /> Meeting Minutes �1UN �. � 2015
<br /> Renton City Hall
<br /> Council Conference Room, 7th Floor IR�CE�vED
<br /> March 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m. _ �61'1PCLERK'SOFFICE •
<br /> CALL TO ORDER: Shannon Matson,Chair,called the meeting to order. A quorum was present.
<br /> ATTENDANCE: Shannon Matsoh; Linda Smith; Leslie Anderson; Chad Buechler;Amy Koehl; Kyle Burleigh;
<br /> Henry Malphus. Excused: Ryan Mclrvin, Brook Dodd. Unexcused: Dorothy Capers. City of Renton staff:
<br /> Karen Bergsvik, Dianne Utecht. Guest: Berk Consultants Annie Saurwein and Allegra Calder.
<br /> 1. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
<br /> Chad moved to approve the February Minutes as presented; Leslie seconded; motion carried.
<br /> 2. WORLD CAFE CONVERSATIONS SUMMARY
<br /> The committee members were invited to share their thoughts and observations from attending the
<br /> World Cafe conversations.
<br /> Members commented overall on the great attendance and the diversity of people attending, and noted
<br /> that they learned about what services people provided and how that met the needs. Some of the
<br /> suggestions made were on services that already existed, leading members to comment we needed to
<br /> � communicate better about services being provided. Specific comments on sessions included: including �
<br /> jobs in human services was a broadening of perspective and raised the_question about what human
<br /> services role is in economic deVelopment. Karen noted that Worksource and Youthsource apologized for
<br /> not attending the Cafes. City staff inet with Youthsource. Leslie noted that she would have liked to have
<br /> seen more Renton School District staff attend. Early Learning folks were well represented, but no
<br /> alternative education staff attended.
<br /> Public En�a�ement Summary
<br /> Allegra asked Committee members to review the public engagement summary and let Berk know if there
<br /> was anything missing. They can take email comments. Noting that transportation and childcare came up
<br /> at all the sessions, it might be useful to do an overall findings, pulling the common themes from all
<br /> sessions.
<br /> 3. OPTIONS FOR FUNDING PLAN
<br /> Annie reviewed the analysis of Renton and otJ�er local cities'current funding for Human Services. She
<br /> � noted that Exhibit 1 was best viewed as a ranking,with Renton in the middle of cities overall in the per
<br /> capita human services funding. There are some variations from other cities on what is and is not
<br /> included.
<br /> It was noted that of the agencies funded,21 agencies have received funding from Renton during the Iast
<br /> six year period. Any major shift will impact organizations relaying on our grants and we ma.y want to
<br /> consider phasing in the plan.
<br /> Pros and Cons of Renton's current fundin�:
<br /> Con:
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<br /> • Using past allocations as future predictor of need
<br /> • Funding a good proposal vs. need, e.g.Washington Poison Control, even though not in needs
<br /> assessment