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BUT WE'RE GONNA, WE'RE GOING TO GIVE HER ALL AND HOPEFULLY SHE CAN, UH, COME THROUGH.

ALL RIGHT.

THE MEETING,

[CALL TO ORDER ]

WE'RE GOING TO CALL IT TO ORDER.

THIS IS AN ONLINE MEETING OF THE AUSTIN MUSIC COMMISSION.

TODAY IS JANUARY 4TH AND WE ARE AT HOME WHEREVER WE ARE AT.

OKAY.

EVERYBODY IS GOOD.

UH, WE WANT

[CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL ]

TO START OUT WITH, UH, YOU KNOW, CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

UM, DO WE HAVE FOLKS READY FOR THAT? YES, WE HAVE FOUR SPEAKERS CURRENTLY.

OKAY, AWESOME.

UM, I DON'T, DID YOU SEND ME A LIST? YOU PROBABLY DID.

I DON'T KNOW IF I GOT THE LIST.

YEAH, THERE'S A LISTING.

UM, YOUR OUTLOOK CITY OUTLET, RIGHT? IS IT PART OF THE EMAIL THAT WAS SENT ON THE 31ST? UM, KIM SENT AN UPDATED LIST THIS AFTERNOON.

HERE WE GO.

HERE WE GO.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, JENNIFER, I'M SORRY.

YOU'RE SICK.

YOU'RE SICK.

HI, THIS IS JENNIFER.

OKAY.

SPEAKING TO HER.

OKAY, WELL, UM, WE, UH, THE NEIGHBORS OF GWALIA TANGO, UM, SAW THAT, THAT THE OWNER OF THE ESTABLISHMENT WAS A SPEAKER ON THIS TODAY, AND SHE'S BEEN GOING DOOR TO DOOR, KIND OF TRYING TO DRUM UP SUPPORT TO HAVE HER MUSIC, OPERATIONS CONTINUE OUTDOORS.

UM, AND WE REALLY JUST WANTED TO, UH, THE NEIGHBORS REALLY THAT LIVE ANYWHERE FROM 11 FEET TO WHERE SHE WAS DOING THAT OUTDOOR OPERATION TO, YOU KNOW, LESS THAN A HUNDRED FEET.

UM, SO VERY, VERY CLOSE AND WANTED TO TYPE IN BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED, UM, OR DECIDED ACCORDING TO THE AGENDA, BUT IT DOES HAVE A REAL EFFECT ON THE NEIGHBORS WHEN MUSIC OPERATIONS ARE MOVED OUTDOORS.

UM, FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS WHEN SHE OPERATED HER VENUE OUTDOORS, IT HAD A VERY REAL AND VERY NEGATIVE IMPACT ON HER NEIGHBORS.

UH, THE NOISE CAME INTO OUR HOMES THAT VERY HIGH DECIBEL LEVELS, AND THERE WAS EVERYTHING FROM DRUM CIRCLES, RUNNING UPWARDS OF A HUNDRED DECIBELS TO, YOU KNOW, DJS AND BANDS OPERATING.

UM, AND SO WE REALLY JUST NEVER HAD PEACE AND QUIET IN OUR HOMES IN ORDER TO, WITH, AND WORK AND REST AND, AND DO THE THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO DO IN YOUR HOME, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE AT STAY AT HOME ORDERS, UH, BECAUSE OF A PANDEMIC, UM, YOU KNOW, AND IT GOT TO BE EXTREMELY INCONSIDERATE.

AND WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT ANY DECISIONS THAT ARE BEING MADE ABOUT ALLOWING OPERATIONS TO, TO MOVE OR TO VARY, UM, WE KNOW THAT BUSINESSES ARE STRUGGLING.

WE KNOW THAT PERFORMERS ARE STRUGGLING, BUT REALLY THE ANSWER TO THAT CAN'T BE THAT WE'RE GOING TO DRIVE PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HOMES FOR LACK OF BEING ABLE TO, UM, HAVE A LIVABLE ENVIRONMENT INSIDE OF THEIR HOMES.

AND SO WE REALLY JUST WANTED TO CALL IN AND, YOU KNOW, MAKE THE COMMITTEE AWARE.

WE'RE NOT EXACTLY SURE WHAT'S BEING DECIDED.

UM, BUT WE WANTED THE COMMITTEE TO BE AWARE THAT, UM, IT HAS HAD A VERY STRONG AND VERY NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE HOMES THAT ARE RIGHT IMMEDIATELY AROUND THIS PARTICULAR VENUE.

AND THAT THE VENUE IS IN AN ENTIRELY RESIDENTIAL AREA.

UM, AND THAT, YOU KNOW, AMPLIFIED MUSIC AND LIVE MUSIC GOING ON IN THIS AREA, THERE JUST IS NO WAY TO CURTAIL IT TO A POINT WHERE WE'RE NOT HAVING IT INTRUDE VERY SIGNIFICANTLY INTO OUR HOMES AND INTO OUR LIVES.

UM, WE BELIEVE THAT, YOU KNOW, MUSIC IS A LOVELY THING AND DANCING IS A LOVELY THING.

AND PEOPLE HAVING A GOOD TIME IS A LOVELY THING, BUT HAVING THAT INTRUDE INTO ALL ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES IS NOT NECESSARILY A LOVELY THING.

AND ON TOP OF THAT, WE WANT YOU TO BE AWARE THAT THE NEIGHBORS SAID THAT VENUE, YOU KNOW, INCLUDE PEOPLE THAT ARE ELDERLY PEOPLE THAT HAVE EXTREMELY SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITIONS AND HAVING THESE LARGE GATHERINGS RIGHT NEXT TO HER WAS IMPACTFUL AS WELL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, JESSICA.

UM, JUST SAY A SEC, I HOPE THAT'S RIGHT.

OR CLOSE.

OKAY.

THAT'S OKAY.

I KNOW GATES THE KEYS, SO THINK OF, YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, THE NEXT ON THE LIST IS AIR DRYDEN WAS ERIC THERE AND JAYDEN.

OKAY.

UH, ERIC IS HERE.

UH, ERIC, IF YOU COULD JUST UNMUTE YOUR PHONE,

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SORRY ABOUT THAT.

UH, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YEP.

OKAY.

UM, WELL, I, I DON'T, UH, HAVE A WHOLE LOT THAT HAD, UM, UH, TO WHAT JENNIFER SAID, UM, EXCEPT THAT, UM, I, I, UM, AS SHE SAID, I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY, UM, WHAT'S BEING TALKED ABOUT HERE AND ALL OF THAT, BUT, UH, YOU KNOW, TH THE PROBLEM, UM, WHEN IT COMES TO THE MUSIC AND FOR ANY OPERATIONS, FOR A SCHEME TO TANGO TO BE, TO CONDUCT OUTSIDE MUSIC, IS IT, YOU KNOW, EVEN IF THE DECIBEL LEVEL IS, IS KEPT TO, UM, TO SOMEWHAT A REASONABLE LEVELS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND, AND ON MANY, IT HASN'T BEEN, AND IT'S BEEN WELL OVER 75, BUT EVEN IF IT'S, EVEN IF IT'S BELOW THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, OUR, OUR BEDROOM SITS 11 FEET FROM THE PROPERTY LINE OF A TANGOS.

SO EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENING OVER THERE COMES STRAIGHT INTO OUR BEDROOM.

SO, YOU KNOW, LET'S SAY IT'S A SEVEN O'CLOCK ON A, ON A WEEKEND NIGHT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

AND WE WANT TO WATCH A MOVIE WHAT WE CAN'T DO IT.

UM, AND, AND THAT, THAT'S THE ISSUE FOR ME IS, AND, AND, AND I THINK FOR BOTH OF US IS THAT WE'RE, WE'RE NOT REALLY IN CONTROL OF OUR OWN, UH, PEACE AND PRIVACY OVER HERE.

IF OUTDOOR CONCERTS ARE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO BE GOING ON NEXT DOOR.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, AND, AND IT'S NOT THAT WE HAVE AN ISSUE WITH, UM, WITH OUR NEIGHBOR HAVING CERTAIN EVENTS OVER THERE, BUT WHEN THEY BECOME THESE OUTDOOR CONCERTS, THAT BECOMES A PROBLEM.

AND IT'S KIND OF HARD FOR US TO, TO AGAIN, LIVE OUR LIVES IN SOME PEACE AND QUIET, YOU KNOW, SIT BACK, WATCH A MOVIE OR WHATEVER ON A WEEKEND NIGHT OR, OR EVEN A WEEKDAY NIGHT OR SOMETHING, IF THESE THINGS ARE GOING ON.

AND BECAUSE THIS ENTIRE AREA IS RESIDENTIAL.

UM, AND BECAUSE WE ARE SO CLOSE TO WHERE THEY ARE, I MEAN, WE LITERALLY, WE CAN LOOK OUTSIDE OUR SIDE DOOR AND IT'S JUST, AGAIN, IT'S A MATTER OF, YOU KNOW, 10 TO 20 FEET FROM WHERE THIS IS GOING ON.

SO, UH, I DON'T HAVE MUCH ELSE TO ADD OTHER THAN, UM, IT'S, IT'S NOT EXACTLY FAIR FOR THAT TO BE HAPPENING AND FOR IT TO DISRUPT OUR LIVES AND THOSE OF THE NEIGHBORS AROUND US, UM, WHO ARE RIGHT NEXT TO, UH, SKEENA TANGO.

I MEAN, WE W WHILE WE UNDERSTAND, UM, WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO OVER THERE, JUST BEING A DIFFICULT TIME AND ALL OF THAT, WE, UH, IT'S, IT'S STILL, IT MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR US IF THAT IS ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO GO ON.

SO, UH, THAT'S WHAT, THAT'S ALL I REALLY WANTED TO SAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, ERIC.

UH, RAUL CRUZ.

HELLO? HELLO, THIS IS ROAD CREWS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

UH, FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS YOURSELF.

OKAY.

UH, WELL, LIKE I SAID, WE ALL HAVING A LOT OF ISSUES WITH THE SCHEME AT TANGO, AND I'VE BEEN HERE FOR 35 YEARS.

ORIGINALLY.

SHE WAS SCHEDULED.

SHE ASKED FOR A PERMIT TO DO IS JUST LESSONS INSIDE THE BUILDING, LIKE TANGO AND SOME OTHER KIND OF MUSIC, BUT ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY STARTED PLAYING NOTHING BUT MUSIC OUTSIDE.

AND WE APPROACHED HER AND SAID, HEY, UH, YOU GET TOO LOUD IN, UH, MY WIFE GOES TO WORK AT FIVE IN THE MORNING AND THEY'D BE PLAYING SOMETIMES TWO IN THE MORNING AND THEY STILL STAY THERE.

TWO, THREE OR FOUR IS THE RUNNING, JUST TALKING.

AND, UH, THE OTHER ISSUE WE HAD IS THEY, THE DRINKING A LOT, THEY, THEY, THEY HAD SOME KIND OF, I DON'T KNOW, WHO'S SUPPLYING THE BEVERAGE, THE LIQUOR OR WHATEVER, AND, UH, OR THEY BRING THEIR OWN, BUT A LOT OF THE TRASH IS LEFT ON NO PROPERTIES OR A TRASH CANS ON THE STREET.

THEY BREAK GLASSES AND ALL THAT, AND THEN THEY WERE CLEANED THEM UP.

AND WE APPROACHED MONICA ON THE NICE WAY, YOU KNOW, HEY, YOU NEED TO TALK TO THESE PEOPLE.

THEY, UH, THEY MAKE A MESS.

I MEAN, ON TOP OF THAT, YOU MAKE AN, ALL THIS NOISE.

WE NEED TO SEE, WE CAN CONTROL THAT BECAUSE ORIGINALLY

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YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO ONLY BE DOING CLASSES INSIDE THE BUILDING, WHICH IS NOT REAL BIG.

AND THE OTHER PROBLEM WE HAD IS PARKING SPACE.

THEIR BUILDING IS NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR 20 OR 30 CARS.

THERE CAN ONLY HOLD MAYBE EIGHT CARS.

AND, UH, WHEN SHE BUILD THE STAGE, NOW IT'S ON HER OR THE DRIVEWAY.

THAT'S WHAT SHE'S BUILT ON THE LITTLE STAGE FOR THE LOUD MUSIC.

AND THEY PLAY LIKE THE DAY BEFORE THE PRACTICE, WHATEVER THEY DO.

AND THEN THEY COME BACK THE NEXT DAY AT NIGHT, REAL LATE AT NIGHT.

AND, UH, THERE'VE BEEN MULTIPLE INSTANCES WHERE THEY, UH, THEIR VEHICLES, UH, GETTING THAT MY VEHICLES GOT DAMAGED TWICE.

THEY HIT MY CAR AND THEY JUST, THEY DON'T SAY NOTHING.

THEY DON'T ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR WHO DAMAGED IT AND APPROACHED, MONICA SAYS, WELL, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO? I MEAN, THAT'S THE WORD, LOOK, JUST TALK TO CUSTOMERS WHO IS DAMAGING THE VEHICLES AND SEE THE CAN TAKE CARE OF IT INSTEAD OF JUST RUNNING AWAY.

BUT SINCE A LOT OF THEM ALREADY DRUNK, THEY'RE ON THEIR OWN DO THAT BECAUSE OF THE DRUNK.

AND, UH, ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

AND ALSO ALL MY OLDER NEIGHBORS, UH, MAINLY LIKE RIGHT ACROSS FROM EACH OTHER, LIKE THE PROJECTS FROM SANTA RITA, THEY ALL SIGN THE PETITION AND, UH, CAUSE THEY, THEY THEY'RE TOO LOUD.

AND SO WE SEND THE, UH, ALL THE PETITIONS TO THAT TO MS. DAVID, I DON'T KNOW WHO THEY WERE, UH, BLAKE, I BELIEVE.

AND, UH, WELL YOU WAS JUST WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE RESPONSE TO THAT ARMENIAN WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE PHONE.

AND, UH, THE, MY MAIN CONCERN IS THAT WE DON'T WANT NO MORE MUSIC TOO LOUD IN HER BUILDING.

THAT'S ORIGINALLY, IF YOU ONLY GOT A PERMIT FOR THAT, SHE AIN'T GOT NO PERMITS TO BE DOING ANY MUSIC OUTSIDE OR NOBODY HAS BEEN, UH, UH, USUALLY I'LL GET AN EMAIL FROM THE CD THAT SOMEBODY IS TRYING TO APPLY FOR THE APARTMENT.

I HAVEN'T SEEN ONE YEAR.

SO, UM, WHAT IS THE DATE? UH, WE DON'T NEED THAT KIND OF BUSINESS HERE RIGHT NOW.

THIS IS A RESIDENTIAL AND THESE ARE THE ONLY PERSON THAT WE LET THEM GET IN BECAUSE THEY WERE JUST GOING TO BE DOING THEM SOME LITTLE DAMS IN INSIDE THE BUILDING.

NOW I GOT OUT OF HIM.

SO THANK YOU, MR. CRUZ, YET TOM ACTUALLY WAS UP THAT LITTLE FAINT SOUND THAT YOU HEARD WAS, WAS YOUR TIME.

EVERYONE GETS THREE MINUTES.

SO, UM, WE APPRECIATE YOU, UH, AND YOUR INPUT.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND THANKS FOR THE Y'ALL'S TIME.

OH, THANK YOU.

UM, THEN THAT'S THE NEXT ON THE LIST IS, UH, DORIS CRUZ.

YEAH.

SHE'S FROM THE OTHER LIST.

OKAY.

YEAH.

SHE'S ALSO ON THE LIST AS WELL.

HI.

HOW ARE YOU DOING? THIS IS DORIS CRUZ.

HELLO, DORIS.

HOW ARE YOU? I'M DOING FINE.

OKAY, GOOD.

OKAY.

WELL, PRETTY MUCH JENNIFER, ERIC AND RO HAS SAID A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE ALSO HAVE A LOT OF OUR PATRIOTS.

THEY URINE IN THE STREETS.

THEY GET IN BETWEEN THE CARS AND SHE DOESN'T WANT TO MAKE HERSELF RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF THIS.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT SHE, HER PLACE, SHE RENTED OUT TO SOMEONE ELSE.

SO I GUESS SHE'S NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR IT.

YOU KNOW, I, IN THE PAST, WHEN MY GIRLS WERE GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL, MAYBE 10, 20 YEARS AGO, THEY HAD 15 YEARS AGO.

I RENTED IT FROM HER.

I THINK I PROBABLY GAVE HER A HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR USING IT WAS DONATION.

AND BACK THEN IT WAS THE IDEA THAT SHE WAS JUST GOING TO DO TANGLED LESSONS.

IT NEVER GOT OUT OF HAND AT THE BEGINNING, SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DOING YOGA CLASSES.

IT DIDN'T GET OUT OF HAND.

AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, I GUESS, YOU KNOW, SHE COULDN'T DO IT ANYMORE.

SO SHE WAS LETTING IT, SOMEONE ELSE RENTED OUT AND WE HAD TO DEAL WITH IT.

I HAD TO GO OUT OVER THERE SEVERAL TIMES TO SAY MY DRIVEWAY HAS BEEN BLOCKED AND IT TAKES A WHILE TO GET SOMEBODY TO GET OUT HERE.

I GET UP EARLY IN THE MORNING TO GO TO WORK IN HER HUSBAND OR EX-HUSBAND IS STILL OUT THERE MAKING NOISE WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL THERE VISITING AT FOUR 45 IN THE MORNING.

AND I'VE TOLD HER THIS AND IT'S LIKE, SHE DOESN'T CARE.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT SHE'S TRYING TO GET A PERMIT TO CONTINUE PLAYING MUSIC OR HAVE MUSIC OUT THERE.

BUT HONESTLY,

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I DON'T THINK THAT SHE HAS, SHE HAS A RIGHT TO HAVE IT.

AND THEN I DON'T EVEN SEE THEM WITH MASK ON.

THEY EVEN CAME HERE TO OUR HOUSE WITHOUT A MASK ON.

I HAVE VIDEO CAMERAS IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE.

SHE DOESN'T WEAR A MASK.

SO TO ME, YOU KNOW, SHE'S NOT COMPLYING WITH A LOT OF THE RULES AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

I HOPE, YOU KNOW, Y'ALL TAKE IT INTO CONSIDERATION THAT SHE DOESN'T GET TO GET A PERMIT FOR THAT KIND OF OUT HERE.

CAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO STAY UP UNTIL FOUR OR FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING LISTENING TO HER MUSIC.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, THOSE CREWS, I APPRECIATE YOUR INPUT.

UM, BOBBY YOUNGER IS THE NEXT ON THE LIST.

THAT'S EVERYBODY.

WELL THAT'S EVERY PENNY.

YEAH, THERE WERE OTHERS.

NOBODY ELSE, BOBBY.

DIDN'T GET HIM.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, DONNA.

APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

IT LOOKS LIKE THAT WILL BE IT FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

UM, OKAY.

NOW

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ]

WE HAVE, UH, THE FUN, THE FUNNEST PART OF THIS MEETING IS THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

UH, HAVE YOU GUYS HAD A CHANCE TO CHECK OVER THE MINUTES FROM LAST MINUTE MOTION TO APPROVE? OKAY.

GRAHAM MOTION.

THERE'S A SECOND.

SOMEWHERE OUT THERE.

UM, ALL IN FAVOR.

AYE.

IS THAT PATRICE? YOU MADE IT AS SHE IS.

ALL RIGHT.

UH I'LL UH, ALL POSTS.

OKAY.

JUST SAY UNANIMOUS.

I DIDN'T RAISE MY HAND, BUT HEY.

YES.

I'M ALL FOR THAT.

OKAY.

AWESOME.

OKAY.

LET'S UH, CHAIRS BEFORE THIS IS IN PART, UH, IT'S MY FIRST MEETING AS A CHAIR.

I WANT TO JUST SAY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYBODY.

UM, WELCOME EVERYBODY BACK.

I THINK THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT YEAR THIS YEAR.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY THAT, UH, SPOKE OUT FOR THE CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

UM, WE REALLY APPRECIATE, UM, YOUR INSIGHTS.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO BE, IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT A SKIN SOUND GOING A LITTLE BIT, BUT UH, WE WANT TO WELCOME EVERYBODY THAT IS LISTENING, UM, ONLINE, HOW TO PAY ATTENTION ONLINE.

THANK YOU ALL FOR TUNING IN.

UM, I WANTED TO SAY THAT I HAVE PLANNED TO TALK WITH EVERYONE BEFORE THIS MEETING.

UM, BUT I DECIDED LAST WEEK TO TAKE MY FIRST WEEK OFF IN A LONG TIME.

AND I WAS STILL ON MY EMAIL, WHICH IS REALLY SAD, BUT I KEPT IT TO A MINIMUM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

SO I STILL, UM, RUN A REACH OUT TO EACH OF YOU MAINLY, UH, BECAUSE WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO, UM, START TO REALLY HONE IN ON IS WHAT WORK WE'RE DOING IN EACH DISTRICT.

UM, EACH OF US COMES EACH WAS, WAS NOW, UH, BROUGHT TO THIS BODY, UM, BY A COUNCIL PERSON.

AND I WOULD REALLY LIKE FOR US TO START TO VISION, UM, HAVE A VISION FOR OUR DISTRICTS AND WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BRING MUSICALLY TO OUR DISTRICTS.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO, UM, FOR NEXT, FOR OUR NEXT MEETING, AFTER, AFTER WE TALK, I WOULD LIKE FOR EACH OF YOU TO KIND OF COME TALK WITH YOUR CITY COUNCIL PERSON AND COME BRING, BRING TO THE NEXT MINUTE, SOME IDEAS FOR, UM, ONE THING THAT YOU GUYS CAN DO WITHIN YOU, DID THAT YOU ALL CAN DO WITHIN YOUR DISTRICT, UM, TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY BESIDES OF COURSE BEING A, BEING A RESOURCE TO ANYBODY IN YOUR DISTRICT.

THAT'S A GIVEN, BUT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE, UM, AN IDEA TWO OR THREE FROM EACH ONE IS FINE.

SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO ACCOMPLISH SPECIFICALLY WITHIN YOUR DISTRICT THIS YEAR.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO CREATE SPACE WITHIN OUR MEETING EVERY, EVERY MONTH TO JUST TOUCH BASE AND SEE WHERE THINGS ARE AT WITH THAT.

UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY THERE.

UM, AND WE HAVEN'T REALLY FOCUSED ON THAT AS THE MUSIC COMMISSION.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME THINGS HAPPENING MUSICALLY WITHIN EACH DISTRICT THAT WE CAN CONNECT THAT WE CAN, UM, YOU KNOW, TALK ABOUT, GET PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT.

UM, I WOULD ALSO, YOU KNOW, JUST LIKE TO CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR

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MUSICIANS, THIS, SOMETHING, I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I SHOULD PUT ON THE AGENDA FOR NEXT TIME, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MUSICIANS COME AND VISIT US, HAVE A PERFORMANCE, UM, OR MAYBE EVEN TO, UM, END EACH MEETING SOMETHING TO JUST LIFT OUR SPIRITS, TO, TO CONNECT WITH, YOU KNOW, UM, PEOPLE THAT ARE OUT THERE CREATING RIGHT NOW.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO, TO BRING THAT TO THE MEETINGS AS WELL.

UM, AND I'M NOT SURE HOW, YOU KNOW, IF WE MAY, WE CAN NOMINATE A, A, A SPECIFIC COMMISSIONER CAN PRESENT SOMEBODY EACH MONTH OR WHATEVER, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY SPECIFICALLY, YOU KNOW, FOR MONTHS LIKE FEBRUARY, WHICH IS COMING UP.

SO I, I WOULD LIKE TO PERHAPS BRING SOMEBODY, UH, FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH, BUT WE HAVE SPECIFIC MONTHS SPECIFIC CULTURES, UM, YOU KNOW, TO COME, YOU KNOW, TO COME PRESENT, SEEING, UH, PERFORM WHAT HAVE YOU, UM, JUST LIKE TO MAKE THESE MEETINGS A LITTLE BIT, YOU KNOW, BRING A LITTLE BIT MORE LIGHT, BRING A LITTLE MORE ENERGY TO THEM.

UM, YOU KNOW, IT'S 20, 21, THERE'S A LOT TO DISCUSS OBVIOUSLY.

UM, SO I WANT US TO DO OUR BEST TO GET PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING, UM, IN MUSIC AND, AND BRING THE PUBLIC MORE ENTITIES MEETINGS AS POSSIBLE, GIVE AS MUCH INPUT AND INSIGHT AS WE CAN.

UM, SO YEAH, THAT'S WHAT I HAVE TO SAY RIGHT NOW.

UM, IN 2021, I LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING WITH EACH OF Y'ALL, UM, THIS MONTH IN MORE DETAIL, I WOULD LOVE ANY IDEAS THAT YOU ALL HAVE FOR HOW WE CAN MAKE THESE MEETINGS, NOT JUST, UM, YOU KNOW, MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY A GOAL, BUT ALSO TO, UM, INTEREST PEOPLE IN GETTING INVOLVED.

YOU KNOW, I WAS ASKING MYSELF RECENTLY, DO WE HAVE A LOGO? THERE'S THE AUSTIN MUSIC COMMISSION HAVE A LOGO? DO WE HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE? UM, WE DON'T, I DON'T THINK, UM, SO LIKE OUR IDENTITY, I DON'T THINK PEOPLE, I THINK PEOPLE KNOW US AS INDIVIDUALS, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO WORK ON IDENTITY AS A GROUP AND, UM, DO A BETTER JOB, LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE ARE A RESOURCE.

UM, SO WHATEVER THAT CONJURES UP IN YOUR MIND, IF SOME POPS OF NOW WRITE SOME NOTES OR, OR JUST KIND OF RUMINATE ON THAT, BECAUSE I WOULD REALLY LIKE FOR THIS BODY TO BECOME MORE RELEVANT, UM, IN THE AUSTIN MUSIC COMMUNITY, I THINK A LOT OF THAT IS ON US.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, LET'S, LET'S WORK ON THAT.

LET'S SET THAT AS A GOAL.

UH, BUT THAT'S ONE OF THE GOALS THAT I HAVE FOR THIS YEAR.

UM, SO THAT SAID, LET'S LOOK AT THE OLD BUSINESS HERE.

UM, ME PULL UP.

SO I HAVE A, THERE YOU GO.

I HAVE IT ON MY, UH, PHONE.

OKAY.

DISCUSSION, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON COMMISSION APPOINTED TO THE AUSTIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

[2A. Discussion and Possible Action on music permitting during COVID following presentation by Monica Caivano, Director of Esquina Tango. ]

UM, I THINK WE'LL, I THINK TWO A IS NEW BUSINESS.

WE HAVE NEW BUSINESS BEFORE OLD BUSINESS.

I'LL USE PART OF THIS TO YOU, CORRECT DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON MUSIC PERMITTING DURING COVID THAT, UH, FOLLOWING PRESENTATION BY MONICA.

OKAY.

CARVANA GUAVANO DIRECTOR OF THE SKEENA CONGO.

MONICA, ARE YOU THERE? YES.

I'M HERE ALONG WITH GUSTAVO SING, PLEASE.

HOW ARE YOU DOING THANK YOU FOR HAVING US TONIGHT? UM, YES.

UM, SO WE, YOU KNOW, WE, WE HEARD FROM THE NEIGHBORS EARLIER TODAY HERE AND, UH, AND, UH, WE, WE HAVE TALKED TO THEM.

WE HAVE REACHED OUT, UH, WE ARE A NONPROFIT.

UM, WE'VE BEEN AROUND FOR 15 YEARS AND WE WERE CLOSED FOR, YOU KNOW, SIX, SEVEN MONTHS, A YEAR, MANY, MANY OTHER INSTITUTIONS.

AND, YOU KNOW, AND THIS OTHER TEMPORARY SOLUTION WAS SOMETHING THAT CAME OUT BY WORK OF, YOU KNOW, I, WHERE VERY SMALL NONPROFITS ARE MOSTLY VOLUNTEERS TO CREATE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, TO BE ABLE TO OPERATE.

WE KNOW WE HAD A COVID PROTOCOL WITH TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE PLATFORMS THAT WE CREATED MORE THAN SIX FEET APART, YOU KNOW, TO, TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING TEMPORARY UNTIL IT WAS SAFE, AGAIN, TO BE ENDORSED.

AND WE NEVER MEANT TO DISRUPT ANYBODY'S, UM, UH, RIGHT NOW.

AND HONESTLY THEY REACH OUT TO THE CITIES TO FIND IT, YOU KNOW, WE DIDN'T WANNA BREAK ANY RULES, BUT IT'S TRYING TO FIND A TEMPORARY SOLUTION UNTIL WE CAN SAFELY GO INSIDE.

YOU KNOW, WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP, OF COURSE, A NONPROFIT ALIVE, AS OPPOSED AS, AS WELL AS KEEP THE ARTISTS WORKING, YOU KNOW, THE CLASSES AND THE, AND

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THE, AND YOU KNOW, AND ALL THE ARTISTS, UM, YOU KNOW, THE, THE IDEA OF THE WELLNESS CLASSES THAT WE OFFER THAT KEEP PEOPLE BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY HEALTHY, YOU KNOW, AND WE DO STUFF AT LOW COST, NO COST.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE WORK WITH, YOU KNOW, NEIGHBORHOOD, EXERCISE GROUPS, SENIORS, PARKINSON GROUPS, CHILDREN'S, YOU KNOW, OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.

AND THEN WE DEFINITELY ARE REACHING OUT TO NEIGHBORS TO TRY TO, YOU KNOW, WORK WITH THEM, TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT SOLUTIONS, TO FIND COMMON GROUND.

THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE EVER THOUGHT THAT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE TO DO.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE DO WANT TO LISTEN AND BE GOOD NEIGHBORS.

I LIVE HERE, UH, I'M RAISING MY CHILDREN HERE.

THEY WERE BORN HERE.

UM, YOU KNOW, UM, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR US, THE COMMUNITY, YOU KNOW, WE, WE, YOU KNOW, WE ALSO HAVE A LOT OF NEIGHBORS THAT ARE SPEAKING UP AND, YOU KNOW, LIKE OUR TWO FIVE, TWO, FIVE, 2,500 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SIGNING LETTERS AND, AND, YOU KNOW, TO KIND OF BEING ABLE TO, TO, TO, TO FIGURE IT OUT, YOU KNOW, DEFINITELY TRYING TO RESPECT EVERYBODY, YOU KNOW, THIS NEIGHBOR HAS GROWN A LOT AND IT'S, YOU KNOW, IN A REGULAR TIMES IS THEN, YOU KNOW, THE RESTAURANTS ON CESAR CHAVEZ AND FEATHER ANALYSIS, PEOPLE DO VALET PARKING HERE.

THERE'S BIG DEVELOPMENTS AS PRIVATE CLUBS, THERE'S COFFEE SHOPS.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S JUST NEW HOUSES THAT HAVE INCREASED, YOU KNOW, THE DESERT IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND WE ARE A SMALL NONPROFIT TRYING TO BRING CULTURE AND MUSIC AND TRYING TO PROVIDE THAT VITAL THINGS FOR THE EAST AUSTIN THAT OTHER GENTRIFICATION HAS TAKEN OUT.

UM, YOU KNOW, AND WHERE PEOPLE FROM THE PROJECT ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TAKE THE FREE CLASSES AND, YOU KNOW, THE SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHILDREN THAT OTHERWISE THEY WILL NEVER BE TO DO, YOU KNOW, AND, AND, YOU KNOW, WE DEFINITELY TRY TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE HERE IN THE EAST AND, AND, YOU KNOW, AND, YOU KNOW, AND WE ALL HAVE TO, IT'S, IT'S A HARD TIME FOR EVERYBODY.

SO AGAIN, LIKE WE'RE REACHING OUT TO NEIGHBORS, TRYING TO LISTEN TO THEM.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVEN'T HAD EVENTS SINCE, YOU KNOW, SINCE, YOU KNOW, SINCE THIS HAPPENED AND WE DON'T, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T MEAN TO DISRESPECT THEM.

YOU KNOW, WE ALSO THERE'S LIKE ACROSS THE STREET, THERE'S ILLEGAL BUSINESSES GOING ON.

THERE'S LIKE A IMPROPER MECHANIC SHOP ON PARALLEL STREET THAT THEY'RE PARKING ON THE SIDEWALK, THERE'S GANG SHELTERS, POLICE COME IN, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENING HERE.

LIKE IT'S A VERY ACTIVE NEIGHBORHOOD, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT ESTABLISHED FOR RE FOR SURE, YOU KNOW, DOWNTOWN IS MOVING CLOSER AND CLOSER IN, AND THEN THE DEVELOPMENT FROM THE RIVER.

SO, YOU KNOW, HOUSES THAT BEFORE USED TO BE ALL EMPTY.

NOW, THEY'RE LIKE HOW MANY, YOU KNOW, UNITS AND, AND BUILD THIS AND ARE HERE, WE ARE MAINTAINING AN ORIGINAL BUILDING TRYING TO, AGAIN, SUPPORT THE, YOU KNOW, DO THESE OTHER THINGS LIKE WHY MCA IS DOING OTHER CLASSES, BALLET, AUSTIN IS DOING CLASSES FOR UP TO 30 PEOPLE AT A STATE PARKING LOT.

ZACHARY SCOTT THEATER, DIVA.

THERE'S A LOT OF STUDIOS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, DANCING A MOVEMENT IS, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING IS NOT SUCH FOR FUN.

IT'S REALLY FOR MENTAL WELLNESS.

AND WHICH RIGHT NOW IS WE'RE IN A PANDEMIC.

THIS IS NOTHING THAT WE EVER EXPECTED TO LEAVE.

AND THEN TRYING TO RESPECT EVERYTHING.

AND EVERYBODY WE'RE JUST TRYING TO WORK, HAVE THE CITY WORK WITH US.

AND I KNOW A LOT OF OTHER NONPROFITS ARE SUFFERING AND THE MUSICIANS ARE SUFFERING AND I UNDERSTAND EVERYBODY'S SUFFERING.

SO, UH, FINDING A TEMPORARY SOLUTION, UH, TO, TO, TO BE ABLE TO, TO OPERATE SOMEHOW.

YEAH.

I WAS ASSIGNED BY 2,500 PEOPLE.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY, YOU KNOW, ONCE I HAVE BEEN AT THE MOMENT AND, YOU KNOW, WE FEEL THERE'D BE MORE THAT CAME ALREADY, VERY PEOPLE.

WE WILL SHARE THIS, COME OVER.

YOU SHOULD HAVE TO SEE A CONCERT, VERY QUIET GONE SO THAT I KNOW THE CONCERTS I ROCK ON ROCK BAND, PLAYING CARD, YOU KNOW, SOLUBLE SINALOA.

YOU SEE, UH, NO, WE ON BOARD IN ANY, ANY, ANY ID MUSIC, UH, SAY THAT'S NOT, UH, WHAT, AND THEN WE, WE, WE, IT FED AT SEVEN O'CLOCK AND THEN WE FINISHED, THEY LAID THIS ON NINE, 7:00 PM, 9:30 PM.

TIMEFRAME.

IT'S NOT, AGAIN, WE WEREN'T ON THE 12 OR TWO O'CLOCK I HEAR LIKE TWO, FOUR O'CLOCK.

NOW WE ARE IN THROWN SEVEN O'CLOCK TO NINE SATURDAY BME.

AND THEN THESE ARE THE ONE THAT PEOPLE DIDN'T KNOW WHEN WE FEED THEM.

YOU'RE SICK.

UH, WE, I LEAVE HERE, MONICA, I LIVE NEXT DOOR.

WE ARE LIKE, YOU KNOW, WE ARE PRACTICALLY, UH, THESE TWO HOUSES.

I DON'T, WE LIFT EACH OTHER, YOU KNOW, NOW I CAN GO TO MY HOUSE, BUT REGULARLY, YOU KNOW, WE, I FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW, WE, WE, WE ALSO, EH, I DON'T SEE ANY WRONG, YOU KNOW, TO, TO HAVE ONCE A WEEK, YOU KNOW, LIKE ONCE WEEK ON SATURDAY AND THEN CROP IT, PEOPLE WILL BE HAPPY.

AND THEN IN THE MOMENT I REALLY COULDN'T THE GARDEN, HONESTLY, THE CITY, I DON'T KNOW.

I MEAN, YOU, YOU GUYS, YOUR FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS, IT'S BEEN HARD TO SEE ANY ACTION FROM THE CITY TO HELP THE ARTS IN DURING THIS PANDEMIC.

AND I KNOW IT'S REALLY HARD TO DO, BUT THERE'S SO

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MANY SPACES AND WE CREATED A VERY SAFE, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, SOCIAL DISTANCE, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WERE IN THEIR PATHS, YOU KNOW, WE CHECKED THE TEMPERATURE AND I WISH THE CITY WOULD HELP US NONPROFIT TO STAY ALIVE, HELP OTHER NONPROFITS, HELP MUSICIANS AND, AND, AND, YOU KNOW, AND FIGURE OUT A WAY BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE, YOU KNOW, I, YOU KNOW, I UNDERSTAND, AND WE, YOU KNOW, WE WANNA BE GOOD NEIGHBORS.

I, YOU KNOW, I DEFINITELY HAVE REACHED OUT OR FOR SOLUTIONS AND TRY TO, YOU KNOW, I DON'T, YOU KNOW, I DON'T MEAN TO DISRESPECT ANYBODY, YOU KNOW, I, I, YOU KNOW, I LIVE HERE, I RAISING MY CHILDREN.

I DON'T WANT TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR.

AND SO, BUT YOU KNOW, IT'S SUCH, SUCH COMPLICATED TIMES.

SO I WANTED TO ASK A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THE NEIGHBORS OF GIVING FEEDBACK SO THAT WE CAN IDENTIFY SOME SPECIFIC CONCERNS.

I THINK THAT THAT'S REALLY HELPFUL TO US.

SO, UM, MONICA AND GUSTAVO, IT SOUNDS, SO YOU HAVE, WHAT'S GOING ON IS A TWO-PRONGED THING.

YOU HAVE OUTDOOR EXERCISE BANDS AND EXERCISE CLASSES THAT YOU STARTED AS A COVID MEASURE.

THEY USED TO BE INDOOR, BUT YOU STARTED USING YOUR, YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE AND THEN YOU'RE ALSO HAVING SOME MUSIC EVENTS.

SO YEAH, YOU, YOU WERE, SO WHAT CAN YOU TELL US, LIKE WHAT THE FREQUENT, LIKE, WHAT THE SCHEDULE IS? CAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE'S CONCERN ABOUT IT GOING ON REALLY LATE OR REALLY OFTEN.

SO CAN YOU TELL US, LIKE WHAT, WHAT'S A SCHEDULE THAT, THAT YOU'D LIKE TO KEEP TO GO ON SET, IT'S GOING MAYBE, YOU KNOW, FRIDAY INSIDE GO TODAY, UH, OR MAYBE, YOU KNOW, EVEN INSIDE THE, OR FRIDAY, THERE'S NO, LIKE, YOU KNOW, LIKE WE HAVE BANDS, UH, DURING THE WEEK, YOU KNOW, BACK AGAIN, WE'D HAVE LIKE FRIDAY OR SATURDAY AND THEN MAYBE EVEN SOME LIKE VERY LOW KEY GOING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

SO WHY NOT LOOK IN THE AFTERNOON? IT'S NOT THAT, YOU KNOW, IN THAT GAME, YOU KNOW, THEY KNOW P IT'S NOT IDEAL.

LIKE YOU SEE THIS VERY, VERY GONE, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT THAT, EH, I DON'T KNOW HOW MAYBE I CAN SEND BD OFF THAT WAY.

YOU KNOW, YOU CAN SEE IT A POC, YOU KNOW, BUT, UM, BUT I FEEL LIKE IT'S A VERY, VERY RELAXED, IT'S NOT MESSING REALLY.

AND AFTER, LIKE, AFTER THE NEIGHBORS APPROACHED YOU ABOUT, I SAID, I THINK THEY TALKED ABOUT A DRUM CIRCLE OR DRUMMING YOU, IT SOUNDS LIKE, DID THAT, DID YOU DOING THAT? OR IF SHE DIDN'T, NO, WE DIDN'T.

WE DIDN'T.

YEAH.

AND THE DRUM, YOU KNOW, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, BASICALLY FOR THE DANCERS TO DANCE, TO LIVE MUSIC AND, YOU KNOW, FOR EDDIE WAS FOR A STRAIGHT ONE HOUR.

UM, BUT I DID TELL HIM, I WAS LIKE, THAT, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE COULD, LIKE, IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, THERE'S LIKE, NIGGA, LIKE, IF IT IS NOT NEGOTIABLE, LIKE YOU CANNOT, LIKE, THERE'S DRUMMER, YOU CANNOT REALLY DEAL WITH THEM.

OKAY.

WE CAN WAIT FOR THE DRUMMING TO GO INSIDE OR TO FIGURE SOMETHING OUT.

LIKE, LIKE I SAID, IT'S LIKE FINDING SOME SORT OF COMMON GROUND.

IT WAS LIKE, WHAT CAN YOU LIVE WITH THEM? CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITH, YOU KNOW, AND YEAH.

I MEAN, AND THERE'S SOMETHING THAT THERE WAS SOME SORT OF LIKE THE MUSICIAN HAD IN WORK IN SEVEN MONTHS.

RIGHT.

AND THEN TEACHERS HAVEN'T DONE.

SO THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A BUILDUP THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT WERE GETTING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME, YOU KNOW, BUT DEFINITELY, YEAH, WE, WE, WE DIDN'T DO IT AGAIN ONCE THEY, THEY, THEY, THEY TOLD US THAT.

YEAH.

OKAY.

AND IT SOUNDS LIKE Y'ALL ARE FINE WITH MUSIC, NOT GOING LATE.

LIKE JUST STOP.

BUT I THINK A COUPLE OF TIMES SHE'D SAY LIKE NINE 30, YOU'RE FINE WITH THAT, FOR SURE.

YEAH.

YEAH, SURE.

YEAH.

AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT I ALSO OFFERED TO THE MUSICIANS TO THEM, SORRY TO THE NEIGHBORS TO BE LIKE, OKAY, WAIT, WE KNOW IT.

WE, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE WE LIVE HERE.

SO IT'S LIKE SOMETIMES IF IT IS JUST THE TWO OF US TALKING, WE ARE LATIN AMERICAN.

SO SHE HAS A JOB HAS, CAN BE VERY LIGHTLY WITHOUT, BECAUSE YOU KNOW, JUST OUR PERSONALITIES.

SO I SAID, OKAY, WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT WE'RE GONNA, YOU KNOW, REALLY, REALLY, AND, YOU KNOW, AND, AND WE'VE GOTTEN SOME COURTENS TOO AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT ALSO SOMETHING, SO TO COME A FLASH, MORE THE SOUND FROM THE FENCE, NUMBER SEVEN, AND I'M JUST RE I JUST WAS TAKING NOTES AS OUR SPEAKERS WERE TALKING.

SO THERE'S A CONCERN ABOUT COVID PRECAUTIONS.

CAN YOU TALK TO US ABOUT LIKE, WHAT, WHAT MEASURES YOU ARE TAKING, OR YOU'RE PREPARED TO CONTINUE TO TAKE WHERE WOULD I GO INTO SOME PLACE? AND HE'D HAVE YOU WANT TO SAY THAT THIS IS AREA, YOU KNOW, THESE PLATFORMS, LIKE YOU GOT A SIX FOOT, UH, BY EIGHT FOOT, UH, AND PRACTICALLY, YOU KNOW, THEY ARE SIX FEET APART FROM EACH PLATFORM.

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HE SAID, WHY? YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT FAMILY FEEL SAFE, YOU KNOW, THEY'LL COME TO CONCERTS, EH, AND THAT'S, YOU KNOW, YEAH.

NO MANY PLACES ARE, YOU CAN GO SIT HERE TODAY.

SO WE HAD AN ENGINEER THAT ACTUALLY DREW THE PLAN AND HE GREW THE W WHICH IS A FRIEND, RIGHT.

HE VOLUNTEER, DREW THEIR PLAN THROUGH THE PLATFORM'S SOCIALLY DISTANT FROM ONE ANOTHER.

WE KNOW, WITHOUT, YOU KNOW, WE ARE A NUMBER OF IT'S OUR BOARD WORK HARD INTO HAVE LIKE A HEALTH GUIDELINES IN WHICH PEOPLE HAD TO LIKE WEAR A MASK TO COME IN, YOU KNOW, HAVE A, YOU KNOW, UH, HAVE A TEMPERATURE CHECK.

YOU CAN ONLY BE THE PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU KIND OF, YOU GOT TO STAY WHEN YOU TAKE THE DANCE CLASS IN YOUR PLATFORM AND SO FORTH.

SO WE DO HAVE GUIDELINES THAT WE ABIDE BY.

UM, AND SO I HAD THIS, WHEN YOU GUYS WERE AT OUR PREVIOUS MEETING, AFTER THAT, I, I CONTACTED CITY STAFF AND ASKED IF THEY COULD ATTEND THE MEETING.

UM, AND JUST BECAUSE IT WAS SO CLOSE TO THE HOLIDAY IS THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO DO THAT, BUT I KNOW THAT, UM, SO I SPOKE WITH, OR EMAILED WITH BRIAN BLOCK ABOUT, UH, SOUND PERMITTING.

AND I KNOW YOU'VE HAD SOME INTERACTION WITH, UH, HE TOLD ME YOU HAD HAD SOME INTERACTION WITH CITY STAFF.

SO CAN YOU TELL US, LIKE, WHAT, WHAT YOU'VE BEEN TOLD? WELL, NOW WE'RE BASICALLY, I MEAN, THEY, WHAT THEY CAN TELL US THAT WE CANNOT HAVE AMPLIFYING SOUND, YOU KNOW, THINK FROM A NEIGHBOR.

YEAH.

SO THAT'S WHY, LIKE, I'M TRYING TO FIND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS BECAUSE THAT'S THE REAL, THIS IS A YEAR OF BEING CREATIVE AND TRYING TO REINVENT YOURSELF EVERY TIME TO, YOU KNOW, TO, TO KEEP EVERYBODY GOING, TO KEEP PEOPLE HEALTHY AND TO BE, TO KEEP, YOU KNOW, OUR NONPROFIT AND, YOU KNOW, BE HEALTHY.

SO WE, SO, YEAH, SO THAT'S, THAT, THAT WAS WHAT PRETTY MUCH THE, YOU KNOW, BRIAN SAID, YOU KNOW, OKAY.

YEAH.

SO IT'S EMAILED TO ME, HE, HE TOUCHED ON THE SINGLE FAMILY ZONING.

UM, BUT THERE IS AN ALLOWANCE UNDER THAT FOR A CLUB OR LODGE FOR PROFIT THERE'S MEMBERSHIPS OR, UH, GUESTS OF NUMBERS.

AND, BUT I THINK IT'S, I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO HAVE STAFF COME BACK AND HAVE THIS BE ON THE AGENDA FOR NEXT TIME, BECAUSE THEY HAVE OFFERED TO LIKE, CLARIFY SOME OF THESE THINGS.

UM, HAVE YOU TALKED WITH YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER'S OFFICE? I TRIED, WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO TALK TO, UM, THE COUNCIL MEMBER.

UM, THERE'VE BEEN SOME EMAILS BACK AND FORTH WITH THEIR STAFF, BUT THEY BASICALLY GOT BACK TO THE CITY.

SO, SO, UM, YOU KNOW, WHICH IS, WHICH IS BASICALLY WHAT THEY TOLD US.

SO, UM, SO YEAH, SO WE HAVEN'T HEARD.

AND AT THE POINT YET IT'S BEEN, THE FRUSTRATION IS WITH THE CITY, NOT WITH THE NEIGHBORS.

I UNDERSTAND THE NEIGHBORS WANTING TO, YOU KNOW, LIVE IN THEIR HOUSE AND I WANT TO RESPECT THEM AND WORK, YOU KNOW, FIGURE OUT THINGS WITH EVERYBODY.

LIKE, I'M A NEIGHBOR TOO.

I MEAN, I LIVE HERE AND WE'RE GONNA HAVE A VERY SMALL NONPROFIT.

UM, SO THE FRUSTRATION IS WITH THE CITY THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT THIS TIME WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO LIKE, EVEN COVID, DOESN'T KILL YOU, THE CITY RULES WHEEL, LIKE, CAN WE FIGURE OUT A WAY TO, TO, TO, YOU KNOW, TO, TO, YOU KNOW, MAKE IT WORK.

SO, YOU KNOW, SO, SO THAT THESE, THE LIVE CAPITOL CITY OF, YOU KNOW, MUSIC OF THE WORLD, THE WORLD AND THE CITY THAT I MOVED TO WHEN I ACTUALLY MOVED TO THESE DUSTIN, BECAUSE I'M FROM LATIN AMERICA.

AND WE REALLY FELT LIKE THIS WAS A PLACE LIKE, FELT LIKE HOME AND WE WANT TO PRESERVE CULTURE.

AND I FEEL THE CITY SHOULD SUPPORT PEOPLE THAT LIVE HERE.

AND I'VE BEEN, I'VE BEEN WORKING IN THE ARTS FOR OVER 20 YEARS TRYING TO REALLY RAISE THE BAR.

AND NOW CITY JUST SAYS, I'M SORRY, YOU'RE FRUSTRATED.

AND, AND I THINK THAT THEY COULD DO BETTER THAN THAT.

SURE.

SO YOU KNOW THAT HE SAID THAT THERE IS A GUIDELINE FOR, FOR A BUSINESS, OR WE ARE A NONPROFIT.

I KNOW IF WE FEED THEM, THAT GUY LACKS THAT IS, I NOTICE HE, NOW WE NEED TO ARGUE, YOU KNOW, WITH THE CITY ACTUALLY RELIEF HERE, WE COULD, YOU KNOW, WE COULD ALSO PLAY MUSIC, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, I WENT TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE AND THEY PLAYED LIVE MUSIC, AND NOBODY IS SAYING THAT AT HOME, WE LIVE HERE, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DOING, HONESTLY, HE HASN'T DONE ANYTHING.

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DOING CONCERTS IN THEIR YARDS AND ALL OVER THE CITY TRYING TO BE POP UP.

AND THE SAFE THINGS TO DO IS OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW.

I MEAN, I DON'T WANT TO BE CLEANING BIRD POOP AT, YOU KNOW, ARE DEALING WITH RAIN AND COLD AND ALL THIS STUFF THAT YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH BEING OUTSIDE.

WE HAVE A VERY NICE PLACE IN DOORS.

LIKE I LOVE , BUT UNTIL, YOU KNOW, THINGS ARE SAVED LIKE RIGHT NOW THAT, YOU KNOW, IS, IT WAS KIND OF A NO BRAINER

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THAT THE OUTDOOR IS A SAFE, SAFE SOLUTION, AND PEOPLE DON'T DO ANYTHING.

AND I KNOW THAT PEOPLE DO THINGS INSIDE, BUT WE DON'T FEEL SAFE.

UM, YEAH, I DON'T WANT TO MONOPOLIZE THIS IF OTHER COMMISSIONERS HAVE QUESTIONS.

UM, BUT I, I, TO ME, WHAT I'M SEEING HERE IS LIKE WHAT WE, IT NEEDS TO BE SOME COMPROMISE, WORKED OUT WITH THE NEIGHBORS AND, UM, AND FIND OUT WHAT THEY'RE COMFORTABLE WITH.

AND I MEAN, AND I THINK THERE'S DEFINITELY THINGS TOO, THAT YOU CAN ADDRESS.

I MEAN, THERE WAS A QUESTION ABOUT TRASH AND THINGS LIKE THAT THAT I THINK, YOU KNOW, COULD BE WORKED OUT.

UM, AND THEN THERE'S ALSO THE QUESTION OF WORKING WITH THE CITY AND CLARIFYING RULES, BUT ALSO COMING UP WITH CREATIVE SOLUTIONS, BECAUSE I DO THINK THE CITY HAS, WE HAVE TRIED TO SOLVE PROBLEMS IN OTHER AREAS, WHETHER IT'S FUNDING OR, UM, PROGRAMS ALLOWING CERTAIN BUSINESSES TO USE THEIR PARKING LOT.

SO I DON'T THINK THE, THE SHOP, THE BLOCKS PROGRAM THAT EXISTS, I THINK IT WAS MOSTLY TARGETED RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL.

AND, UH, I'VE BEEN IN AN ARTS ORGANIZATION DOESN'T, DOESN'T FOLLOW AND FALL UNDER THE GUIDELINES FOR THAT.

BUT, UM, YOU KNOW, MAYBE A COMPANION PROGRAM COULD BE DEVELOPED AND NOT THE PACKING, THE SHOP, THE BLOCK PROGRAM CAME TOGETHER PRETTY QUICKLY, LIKE OVER THE SUMMER, IF I'M UNDERSTANDING THAT CORRECTLY.

UM, SO I GUESS, AND I'M NOT SURE, UH, WHAT DIVISION OR DEPARTMENT OR HOW THAT COMES ABOUT.

LIKE, THAT MAY BE A QUESTION FOR, UM, CAN YOU, CAN YOU TALK TO US ABOUT LIKE THE PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING, SO SYNOVIA, HAUTE, REV, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

THAT'S A QUESTION WE DEFINITELY CAN TALK WITH BRIAN BLOCK ABOUT, UM, TO WORK WITH ACE AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

SO DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, ACES, A PART OF THAT AS WELL AS BRIAN.

HEY, MONICA JUST WANTED TO ASK A COUPLE QUESTIONS.

UM, DID Y'ALL BY CHANCE APPLY FOR ANY, UH, NON-PROFIT GRANTS THROUGH THE CITY? UM, THERE WERE, I KNOW THERE WERE, UH, SOME PROGRAMS ISSUED SPECIFICALLY, UM, FOR DURING COVID.

YES.

WELL, ANY FUNDING WE HAD ONE, YEAH.

WE HAD ONE GRANT THAT WAS, THAT WE WON.

THEN WE HAD A COUPLE DENIED AND ONE THAT WE ACTUALLY WERE ABLE TO GET AS A NONPROFIT.

I THINK IT'S WHERE THE BUSINESS BUREAU WHERE WE'RE GIVEN ONE.

YEAH.

AND I IMAGINE THAT THAT'S JUST COVERING OVERHEAD.

YEAH, FOR SURE.

I MEAN, IT JUST, I MEAN, THE THING IS LIKE, YEAH, IT JUST STRETCHES IT LETS YOU GO AND LIVE WITH FURTHER, BUT, BUT THIS IS, YOU KNOW, THIS HAS BEEN A WHOLE YEAR WORTH OF, YOU KNOW, UM, OF, OF BEING CLOSED AND, AND YEAH.

AND YEAH, SO THE GRANTS ONLY GOES SO FAR, UH, FOR SURE.

WE CANNOT NOT DEPEND ON THE GRANT FOR SURVIVAL.

NO, WE CAN'T.

AND ALSO WE WANT TO WORK.

I MEAN, WE WANT TO WORK, WE WANT TO BE ACTIVE CITIZENS.

WE WANT PEOPLE DO WE WANT TO, I MEAN, I, WHERE EMISSION, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, TO, TO, TO CHAIR CULTURE AND ARTS, YOU KNOW, THE MUSIC AND DANCE EVEN BECAME STRONGER DURING COVID BECAUSE THE LEVEL OF, OF, OF WELLNESS THAT WHAT WE DO GIVE TO PEOPLE DURING THESE OBSCURE TIMES IS ESSENTIAL FOR PEOPLE'S LIVELIHOODS.

SO WE, LIKE, IF I FELT LIKE BEFORE WE WERE IMPORTANT IN PEOPLE'S LIVES, NOW, I FEEL LIKE WE NEED TO BE THERE FOR PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY DEPEND ON US.

I MEAN, AND EVERYBODY HAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT, RIGHT? UM, I, YOU KNOW, BUT FOR THE COMMUNITY, DEFINITELY WE WANT TO WORK AND WE WANT ARTISTS WANTS TO WORK.

SO I MEAN, THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL BIG CITY.

I, UM, I DON'T KNOW HOW THERE COULD BE WAYS THAT WE COULD FIGURE IT OUT.

YOU KNOW, A LOT OF MUSICIANS RIGHT NOW ARE DOING LIVE STREAM.

IS THERE, BY ANY CHANCE WAY YOU COULD DO LIVE STREAMING FROM INSIDE A SKEENA WITH A SMALL GROUP FORMING AND THEN STREAMING IT TO YOUR FAN BASE.

YEAH.

UH, WE THOUGHT WE'D LIVE AT TRAIN, BUT BY, YOU KNOW, MEAN, YOU SEE, SEAN IS SAY, KENT ALSO MEANT THAT HE HAD, YOU KNOW, IN YOUR HEART, YOU NEED TO PLAY, YOU NEED TO BLEED FOR BE BORN AFTER THE SIX MONTHS, SEVEN MONTHS.

AND I, ME ASIDE AND SAID, I NEED TO ASK FOR BOY, I NEED TO TEACH TO BE BORN.

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT'S, THAT'S SAYING ACADEMY OUT ALL OF A SUDDEN WE STARTED WITH THIS IDEA OF BUILDING THE PLATFORMS AND I KNOW WHAT IS THE WEEDER ON DOWN DAY ON THE BOTTOM.

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AND THEN, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW HOW HE BUGGED ME? I SAID BETTER.

SO NOW HE GOES OFF IT.

UM, I SAID, BET.

SO HE BUGGED ME AND THEN GO MEET, FEED HER BED AT ALL.

AND I FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW, WHEN THE ARE GONE WITH, WE ALWAYS CHAIRED GONE, SARAH, THAT IS SUCH A BIG SATISFACTION FOR ME BECAUSE I KNOW HOW I THRIVING WAS THE MOMENT FOR THEM TO, I WANTED TO SEE SHABBINESS, YOU KNOW, AND, AND ON THE OTHER HAND, NOT ONLY FOR THE, YOU KNOW, FOR THE HAPPINESS IS LIKE, AS WITH US, AS WE STARTED WITH ONLINE, YOU KNOW, WE STARTED, WE GOT ONLY LIKE, AGAIN, LIKE WE'RE TRYING TO REINVENT OURSELVES.

WE'RE NOT JUST SITTING AROUND WAITING FOR THIS TO BE OVER AT THE BEGINNING.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE DOING ONLINE CLASSES, ONLINE MUSIC.

WE DID IT ALL AND PEOPLE WERE PARTICIPATING, BUT THAT THE ONLINE MAGIC, AS YOU KNOW, WE, THERE'S A WAY REALLY FAST TOO, OR NOT EVEN FAST.

IT WAS SIX, SEVEN MONTHS.

AND PEOPLE, HE WAS, PEOPLE WERE NOT REALLY TUNING IN ANYMORE.

YOU KNOW, THEY WERE, THEY WERE NOT, IT WAS NOT AS ENGAGED.

IT WAS NOT ENGAGING ANYMORE TO DO THAT, TO BE HONEST.

AND IT'S NOT THAT WE STOPPED, WE STILL HAVE ONLINE CLASSES.

WE STILL ARE DOING ONLINE BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT EVEN GETTING OUT YET AND WE STILL WANTED TO, TO REACH TO EVERYBODY.

SO WE'RE STILL DOING ONLINE.

IT WOULD HELP WITH THAT.

AND WHICH CLASSES I KNOW THEM.

OKAY.

AND THE ONLY OTHER SOLUTION I CAN REALLY THINK OF IS, UH, COMPLETELY ACOUSTIC, UM, BY NOT AMPLIFYING SOUND, YOU DON'T NEED A PERMIT FOR JUST PLAYING INSTRUMENTS OUTSIDE.

UM, AS LONG AS THEY'RE AGAIN, NOT AMPLIFIED.

UM, HAVE YOU TRIED THAT? WE, WE, YEAH, WE, WE, WE ARE TRYING TO, YOU KNOW, I WE'RE, WE HAVE BEEN REACHING OUT, WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT, YOU KNOW, WHICH, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT'S PARTICULAR, YOU KNOW, MUSIC OR THAT, THE OTHER THING TOO, IS THAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE GOTTEN, UM, SOME FANCY LITTLE, UM, RADIOS TO DO SILENT DISCO.

SO WE KNOW AGAIN, LIKE WHY, AND WE DON'T WANT TO JUST BE LIKE, WAIT.

SO WE GOT DECIDED WE, YOU KNOW, WE HAVEN'T, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE GOTTEN THE SILENT DISCO, SO IT CAN BE, THE MUSIC CAN BE PLAYED THROUGH HEADPHONES.

NOT DON'T KNOW ABOUT DOING THAT THROUGH LIVE MUSIC, BUT NOW WE ARE LOOKING, WE ARE, WE GOT THOSE.

WE NEED TO TEST THEM OUT AND SEE HOW THEY CAN WORK.

RIGHT.

SUNDAY SCHOOL, WE FEEL LIKE THAT, BUT IT COULD SHINE, YOU KNOW, CUSHION.

HE CAN BE OUT AT THE AMPLIFIED MUSIC, BUT IT GOES, SHAWN, YOU'RE NOT LIKE THAT, BUT ALMOST THESE ARE WILD.

THEY BUYING THEM ALMOST IN A BAR.

IT WAS JUST SHUN.

IT WAS LIKE, PRACTICALLY, YOU KNOW, WE CAN DO THAT.

SAY IT BROUGHT IN AN ISSUE WITH ANY WORSE.

AND WE SAY, WELL, IT'S ABOUT ALLOWED TO DO THAT IN THE SHORT TERM.

I WOULD, UM, I WOULD DEFINITELY ENCOURAGE YOU GUYS TO CONTINUE, UM, TALKING WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS, BUT ALSO TALKING TO YOUR COUNCIL MEMBERS, UH, PO RENTERIA, CORRECT? YEP.

CONTINUE TO TALK WITH THEIR OFFICE.

WHICH ONE OF YOU, WHICH ONE OF Y'ALL IS CHIOS APPOINTEE AL YEAH.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY, HELLO.

MY NAME IS AL DUARTE AND I'M THE COMMISSIONER FOR THE DISTRICT THREE.

SO I THINK, YOU KNOW, AND I REALLY KNOW THE NEIGHBORHOOD WELL, LIKE ANY OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT, YOU KNOW, WE DIDN'T REALLY TOUCH, OR MAYBE WE CAN FIND A COMPROMISE ON THE HOUR.

IT SEEMS THAT A MAJOR CONCERN NEIL OR ONE OF THE MAIN CONCERNS WERE WHERE THE HOURS AND THE LATE NIGHT HOURS, I THINK IF WE COULD, JUST, UNTIL WE FOUND A REMEDY, YOU KNOW, UM, YOU KNOW, JUST THE HOURS OF IT, YOU KNOW, TRY TO, UM, YOU KNOW, GIVE A LITTLE MAYBE IN THAT AREA, BUT YEAH.

SO I'M STILL GETTING THOSE COME WITH DINNER AND THAT IS, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AWESOME.

UM, SO I HAVE A QUESTION FOR, UM, CAN KIM, ARE YOU KIM, THE CARTS, ARE YOU ALL HERE? I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU ON PROCESS.

SO I GOT, I KNOW SEVERAL PEOPLE APPROACHED YOU.

YOU'RE KIND OF AT THE LAST MINUTE TODAY ABOUT SPEAKING AND THEY HAD MISSED THE DEADLINE.

SO WE TALKED ABOUT HOW IT WOULD BE GREAT TO MOVE THIS TO THE FUTURE AGENDA FOR THE FEBRUARY MEETING.

BUT I GOT A REALLY SHORT STATEMENT FROM SUSANNA SHARP BY EMAIL.

AND SHE, I JUST HAPPENED TO, I KNOW HER FOR A LONG TIME AND SHE LIVES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD AND WE'VE HAD A LOT OF OUTDOOR CONCERTS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND ALSO IT WAS ONE OF OUR NEIGHBORS THAT CREATED THE SHOP, THE BLOCK PROGRAM, WORKING WITH OUR COUNCIL MEMBER.

UM, SO SUSANNA REACHED OUT TO ME.

CAN I, AM I ALLOWED TO READ THAT STATEMENT FROM HER? IS THAT, OR IS THAT YES, YOU CAN READ IT.

OKAY, AWESOME.

SO I, AND IT'S SHORT, SO I'LL JUST BE BRIEF.

UM, SO SUSANNA SHARP, LONG TIME MUSICIAN IN AUSTIN, SHE'S SUPER WELL RESPECTED.

UM, JUST AWESOME, FANTASTIC LADY.

UM, AND SHE SAID, I AM A PERFORMING MUSICIAN WITH A LONG HISTORY IN AUSTIN.

I'M WRITING TO SUPPORT A SKIN OF TANGO REQUESTS FOR TEMPORARY PERMISSION TO PROVIDE SERVICES

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OUTDOORS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

THESE SERVICES INCLUDE DANCE CLASSES, LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE, OTHER CULTURAL ACTIVITIES THAT ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY.

IT'S GOING TO TANGO IS A BELOVED AUSTIN CULTURAL INSTITUTION.

WHO'S HONORED OWNERS, MONICA AND GUSTAVO HAVE WORKED TIRELESSLY TO KEEP THEIR DOORS OPEN DURING THE COVID MONICA AND GUSTAVO WOULD HAVE KEPT HIS KEYNOTE ALIVE WITH BEAUTIFUL AND INVENTIVE SOLUTIONS, INCLUDING OUTDOOR, SOCIALLY LISTED PLATFORMS ON WHICH THE AUDIENCE CAN SIT IN VERY SMALL PODS OR DANCERS CAN DANCE.

I ORDERED THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO WORK WITH THE OWNERS ON A SOLUTION THAT WILL PERMIT THEM TO CONTINUE TO OFFER A LIFELINE TO THEIR CUSTOMERS THROUGH THE ARTS.

THANK YOU.

SUSANNA SHARP MUSICIAN.

YEAH.

OKAY.

ANY MORE, UM, ANY MORE FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS FOR MONICA GUSTAVO? UM, PROBABLY JUST LIKE TO, UH, PERSONALLY SAY THAT I, YOU KNOW, HAVE BEEN SINCE GOING TO TANGO AND I HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS THAT HAVE BEEN THERE THROUGH THE YEARS.

AND, UM, WE JUST LIKE TO THANK Y'ALL FOR THE WORK THAT YOU ARE DOING.

UM, I THINK THAT WHAT YOU'RE, WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS VERY IMPORTANT.

UM, I ALSO THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, THE NEIGHBORS, UM, WAS, IS IMPORTANT AS WELL, BUT, UM, THE, THE WORK OF HEALING, UM, THE MEDICINE OF DANCE, THE MEDICINE OF CULTURE, UM, IS, IS POWERFUL.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE WANT, I WANT YOU TO BE ENCOURAGED AND CONTINUE TO, TO FIGHT FOR THAT, UM, IN, IN THE CITY.

AND I KNOW IT'S NOT AN EASY FIGHT.

UM, UM, BUT, UH, AS AL WAS SAYING AS WELL, I FELT LIKE, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE CONCERNS THAT I HEARD WAS CLEANLINESS, UM, YOU KNOW, LATE, LATE HOURS AND THINGS OF THAT, WHICH ARE ALSO IMPORTANT TO THE COMMUNITY.

THAT'S ALSO THE TYPE OF MEDICINE AS WELL.

UM, PEOPLE NEED TO FEEL SAFE, PEOPLE NEED TO FEEL RESTED.

UM, THEY NEED TO FEEL THAT CONCERN THAT MAKES PEOPLE CONCERNED.

UM, SO THOSE ARE ALSO THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, UM, I WOULD LIKE YOU ALL TO CONSIDER, AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, WE CAN, WE CAN COME TO A GOOD RESOLUTION WITH THEIR SIDE.

I HOPE THAT YOU CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH AL AND, AND, AND OUR PO CAN HELP IN THIS, UM, BECAUSE I'VE HEARD NOTHING BUT AMAZING STORIES AND GREAT, UM, TESTIMONY ABOUT THE WORK THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING.

AND SO, UM, I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AND CONGRATULATIONS ON SURVIVING, MAKING IT IF YOU LEFT.

I KNOW, I KNOW IT'S TOUGH.

SO YEAH, THAT'S, IT'S, IT'S IMPRESSIVE.

AND IT'S JUST A STATEMENT TO YOUR COMMUNITY, OBVIOUSLY THAT SUPPORTS YOU AND WANTS YOU TO STICK AROUND.

SO, UM, HOPEFULLY, HOPEFULLY WE CAN A GOOD RESOLUTION THAT ALLOWS YOU ALL TO, TO GIVE THAT MEDICINE THAT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR YOUR COMMUNITY, BUT ALSO ALLOWS PEOPLE TO FEEL THAT THEY'RE, YOU KNOW, GETTING THE REST AND THINGS THAT THEY NEED AS WELL, LISTENING TO THEM, FOR SURE.

HEY, SHAKA AND AL I THINK GIVEN THAT WE'VE GOT LIKE A REAL SOLID SITUATION, WE, OKAY.

COULD WE TAKE ACTION NEXT WEEK, NEXT, NEXT MONTH? AND JUST GET A REPORT BACK ON THOSE KINDS OF THINGS? WHAT KINDS OF THINGS GOT TRIED? CAUSE I MEAN, THIS IS CLEARLY, I'VE OBVIOUSLY MARKET, UH, THE WORK YOU'RE DOING IS SO IMPORTANT AND THE CONCERNS OF YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE SO IMPORTANT.

I WAS JUST WONDERING, YOU KNOW, CAN WE FALL BACK ON THIS UP NEXT MONTH AND HOPE TO SEE SOME KIND OF, UH, YOU KNOW, SOME, SOME, SOME KIND OF RESOLUTION.

DID WE DO THAT? YEAH, I THINK WE'LL CONTINUE WORKING FOR SHARON.

SURE.

THANKS VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE

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GOING TO MOVE ON TO TWO B DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON GOALS AND VISION FOR THE MUSIC COMMISSION IN 2021.

SO THAT'S KINDA WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT AT THE BEGINNING.

UM, UM, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID Y'ALL HAVE, BUT, UH, WE CAN TAKE A MOMENT.

DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT MUCH.

UH, TOM, I WOULD LIKE TO BRING THIS BACK UP IN FEBRUARY, BUT IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEAS, UM, VISION FOR THE COMMISSION FOR 2021, LET'S, LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT FOR A SECOND.

I THINK A GOOD PLACE TO START IS JUST, LIKE YOU SAID, REACHING OUT TO OUR, UH, FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT WE REPRESENT.

UM,

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UM, AND THEN TAKING IT A STEP FURTHER AND DOING MAYBE A TOWN HALL TO WHERE IN EACH DISTRICT, UM, TO SEE WHAT THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE ARE, WHAT THEIR THEY WOULD LOVE TO HAVE IN THEIR DISTRICTS AND NEIGHBORHOODS.

YEP.

AND I'D SAY WE LISTEN TO THE COMMUNITY THAT THE TOWN HALL MEETING IS PERFECT AND REALLY TRYING TO MIRROR WHAT, UM, YOU KNOW, THE INTEREST OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND I'D LIKE TO SEEK, MAYBE COMMISSIONER'S SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER WITH, UM, MAYBE NOT A FORUM, BUT, YOU KNOW, ATTENDING SOME OF THE THINGS OUT OF THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD, YOU KNOW, SO MAYBE WE CAN SEND SOME PERSONAL INVITE OR GET TO KNOW SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WORK, YOU KNOW, OUT OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SO THAT WE CAN IMPLEMENT OR ENCOURAGE THAT FOR OUR, YOU KNOW, SITUATION.

SO YEAH, I KNOW THAT I'M GOING TO BE TOUGH KEEPING SCHEDULES, BUT MAYBE WE CAN MAKE IT UP, YOU KNOW? WELL, I MEAN, THAT'S THE THING FOR ME THAT I FEEL LIKE HAS BEEN MISSING IS, UM, JUST THE TIME IN THE MEETING WHERE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN OUR DISTRICTS.

UM, SO I FELT LIKE JUST ADDING THAT TO EACH MEETING, UM, JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO JUST SHARE WHAT'S GOING ON, BUT I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE SOME SPECIFIC, UM, YOU KNOW, THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING THAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT, UH, WE CAN SHARE THAT DOING, UM, IN OUR DISTRICTS AND AS A MUSIC COMMISSION AS WELL.

CAUSE I MEAN, LIKE ONE THING THAT, YOU KNOW, WE, I NOTICED THAT I DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN CREATE THIS AND WE DON'T HAVE LIKE ANY TYPE OF PRESENCE ON FACEBOOK.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY TYPE OF PRESENCE.

YOU KNOW, OUR PRESENCE IS BASICALLY ONLINE IS REALLY A WEBSITE THAT REALLY LACKS A LOT OF PERSONALITIES, THE CITY WEBSITE, YOU KNOW, UM, IF PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE MUSIC COMMISSION, IT'S, IT'S KIND OF A, SOME MUNDANE HUMDRUM SITUATION.

UM, SO I WOULD LIKE TO, YOU KNOW, SEE WHAT WE CAN DO IN TERMS OF LIKE PUBLIC FACING THINGS, UM, TO JUST, UH, MAKE PEOPLE MORE INTERESTED IN, IN, IN, IN INVOICING, COMING TO THESE MEETINGS AND VOICING THEIR OPINION AND SHARING INFORMATION WITH US.

UM, I GET A LOT OF PEOPLE REACH OUT TO ME PERSONALLY, BUT, UM, NOT A LOT OF INTEREST IN NECESSARILY COME TO THESE MEETINGS AND VOICING, AND I THINK THAT'S A LOT OF THAT'S ON US.

IT'S JUST LIKE MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A RELEVANT PLACE FOR THEM TO, TO COME WITH CONCERNS, IDEAS, WHATEVER.

UM, SO YEAH, I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY HAS IDEAS ON THAT, BUT I THINK, YOU KNOW, FOR ME PERSONALLY, I THINK ONE THING IS CREATING THE SPACE WITHIN THE MEETINGS, UM, FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO, UM, MAYBE INVITE SOMEBODY FROM YOUR DISTRICT OR WHATEVER, EVERY DISTRICT SHOULD HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE SOMETHING, EVERY MEETING AND WHATEVER THAT IS, IT SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE TABLE.

YOU DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE OF THAT.

NO, CHUCK I'M REALLY GLAD YOU MENTIONED THE, UH, THE WEBSITE BECAUSE, UH, AS PART OF THE SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE A, A E D C UH, SOME, SOMEONE