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FOR PEOPLE.

ALL RIGHT.

IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE READY TO GO.

UH WE'LL WAIT, WAIT, WHAT HAPPENED TO VANESSA? SHE KEEPS VANESSA IN THERE.

SHE IS.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

THAT'S OKAY.

NO WORRIES.

EXCEPT WE CAN'T SEE YOU NOW.

VANESSA, THERE YOU GO.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

UM, SO, ALL RIGHT.

[CALL TO ORDER]

UM, WE ARE READY TO, UH, BEGIN AND AJAR, UM, UM, COMMENCE OUR MOBILITY COMMITTEE MEETING AT 1:02 PM.

OUR FIRST

[1. Approve the minutes of the Mobility Committee meeting of November 19, 2020.]

ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE, MEANING NOVEMBER 19TH.

SO PARDON A MOTION FROM COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS SECOND FROM COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER, UH, ALL IN FAVOR.

THAT'S UNANIMOUS.

ALL RIGHT.

[2. Update on Implementation of the 2020 Proposition B Mobility Bonds (60 minutes).]

OUR FIRST ITEM TODAY IS A BRIEFING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2020, UH, PROP P MOBILITY BONDS.

SO WE'LL GET OUR STAFF ON, UH, TO, AND WE DON'T HAVE ANY, UH, SO COLLEAGUES, WE DON'T HAVE ANY SPEAKERS SIGNED UP, UH, TODAY AND, UH, TO LET YOU KNOW OUR TIMELINE, WE HAVE ABOUT AN HOUR FOR THIS ITEM.

GREAT.

UM, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UM, GOOD AFTERNOON.

WE'LL GET THE PRESENTATION UP AND GOING OR GREAT.

UM, I'M TRY AND SPEAK UP A LITTLE BIT MICROPHONE ISSUE.

SO I'LL, I'LL, UH, SPEAK UP LOUDER HERE.

IS THAT BETTER? RIGHT.

UM, I'M ERICA BAILEY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS.

I'M HERE WITH ANNA MARTIN IS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF, UH, AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION.

AND WE'RE GOING TO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT TODAY ON THE 2020 ACTIVE MOBILITY BOND.

WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE THESE MOBILITY PROJECTS FORWARD.

AND ANN AND I ARE GOING TO REVIEW THE PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE BOND AND THE NEXT STEPS ON MOVING THE PROGRAM FORWARD.

NEXT SLIDE ON NOVEMBER FOUR, THE VOTERS IN AUSTIN APPROVED A $460 MILLION ACTIVE MOBILITY BOND, WHICH INCLUDES 1 MILLION FOR NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERING, 80 MILLION FOR SIDEWALKS, 80 MILLION FOR URBAN TRAILS, 40 MILLION FOR BIKE WEIGHS 20 MILLION FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL, 19 MILLION FOR LOCAL TRANSIT, 65 MILLION FOR SAFETY VISION, ZERO 53 MILLION FOR SUBSTANDARD STREETS AND 102 MILLION FOR MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT.

ALL THESE REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN EXISTING MOBILITY PROGRAMS AND WILL REQUIRE ENHANCED MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION TO EFFICIENTLY DELIVER THESE PROJECTS ACROSS THE VARIOUS PROGRAMS. NEXT SLIDE, THERE ARE SEVERAL GUIDING DOCUMENTS FOR THE EXISTING PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE COORDINATION AND PRIORITIZATION, INCLUDING THE IMAGINE AUSTIN PLAN FOR DZIEDZIC DIRECTION, 2023, THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN AND THE BICYCLE PLAN HAD BEEN TRAILS, MASTER PLAN, AUSTIN CLIMATE PLAN, AND THE SIDEWALK AND ADA TRANSITION PLAN.

AS YOU KNOW, THE 2021 DRAFT MOBILITY ANNUAL PLAN IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT THROUGH FEBRUARY 7TH AND WILL BE DISCUSSED IN A LATER AGENDA ITEM IN THIS COMMITTEE MEETING NEXT WEEK, THE SIDEWALK PROGRAM WILL RECEIVE $80 MILLION IN BOND FUNDING, WHICH WILL FOCUS ON HIGH AND VERY HIGH PRIORITY SIDEWALKS.

WITHIN ONE QUARTER MILE OF SCHOOLS, BUS STOPS AND PARKS, WHICH ADDRESS 20% OF THE IDENTIFIED ME AND THE BOND FUNDING WILL BE SPLIT BETWEEN NEW SIDEWALKS AND REHABILITATION OF EXISTING SIDEWALK.

NEXT SLIDE, THE URBAN TRAILS PROGRAM WILL RECEIVE $80 MILLION OF BOND FUNDING FOCUSING ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF 30% OF THE CITY'S TIER ONE, URBAN TRAILS IS IDENTIFIED IN THE URBAN TRAILS MASTER PLAN AND WILL PROVIDE FOR THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF TIER TWO URBAN TRAIL.

THE PROJECTS WILL ADDRESS BARRIERS TO THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK, EXCELLENT NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERING PROGRAM, AND WE'LL SEE $1 MILLION TO WORK OR COMMUNITY LED PARTNERSHIPS OR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION MOBILITY PROJECTS, WHICH INCLUDED PROPORTIONAL MATCH FROM THE COMMUNITY.

NEXT SLIDE.

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SO YOU FORGOT TO SCHOOL RECEIVED 20 MILLION IN BOND FUNDING TO FOCUS ON HIGH AND VERY HIGH PRIORITY PROJECTS ADVANCING HUNDREDS OF LOW COST HIGH VALUE PROJECTS ADDRESSING APPROXIMATELY 8% OF THE NEED ON THESE HIGH AND VERY HIGH RATED PROJECTS THAT LIKE TO HAND IT OFF TO ANNA MARTIN ATD TO REVIEW THE REMAINING PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE 2020 BOND AND THE RESOURCE AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN.

THANKS.

UM, CAN ME, OKAY.

OKAY.

SO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO CAN CONTINUE IT ON WALKING THROUGH OUR PROGRAM BUCKETS.

UM, 2020 GIVES US 65 MILLION, UM, FOR VISION ZERO, AND THAT BUILDS UPON, UH, INVESTMENTS THAT WERE ALSO MADE IN 2016 AND 2018 WITH THE BONDS.

UM, THIS PROGRAM PLANS TO TACKLE SAFETY THROUGH SEVERAL APPROACHES, UM, CONTINUE CONTINUATION OF OUR RECONSTRUCTION OF MAJOR INTERSECTIONS REDUCTION IN HIGH-RISK SPEEDING, LOOKING AT SYSTEM WIDE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS, AS WELL AS FED RESPONSE PROJECTS ON THE HIGH INJURY ROADWAYS THAT WERE IDENTIFIED IN THE SMP PLEASE.

UM, 2020, IT GIVES US, UH, 40 MILLION, UM, ADDITIONAL DOLLARS FOR BIKE WAYS.

AND THAT'S AGAIN ON TOP OF 20 MILLION THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY DELIVERING AS PART OF THE 2016 MOBILITY BOND.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE PRIORITIES THAT IN THE 2014 BICYCLE PLAN AND IN THE 2019 ASM P THE FENDING WILL ALLOW US TO COMPLETE ABOUT 70% OF THE ALL AGES AND ABILITIES BIKEWAYS NETWORK.

AND A HALLMARK OF THE BIKE LANES PROGRAM IS TO WORK IN CLOSE COORDINATION WITH OUR TRANSIT PROGRAM AND OUR PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PROGRAM, UH, TO DELIVER COMPLETE AND SAFE PROJECTS FOR EVERYONE.

OKAY.

A NEW LOCAL MOBILITY PROGRAM ESTABLISHED WITH THIS BOND IS FOR TRANSIT ENHANCEMENT.

UM, THIS IS A NEW PROGRAM, AGAIN, AS I SAID, ESTABLISHED WITH 2020, BUT IT REALLY BUILDS ON A WORKING PARTNERSHIP THAT'S BEEN DEVELOPED BETWEEN THE ATD AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION AND CAPITAL METRO.

SO THESE FUNDS ARE FOR PROJECTS SEPARATE FROM PROPOSITION A AND THIS PROGRAM WILL FOCUS ON PROJECTS TO IMPROVE THE SPEED AND RELIABILITY OF OUR LOCAL TRANSIT SERVICE, AS WELL AS ENHANCING ACCESS TO TRANSIT.

BUT THIS MAY INCLUDE AN EXPANSION OF OUR MICRO MICRO MOBILITY FLEET AS WELL AS PARKING FOR THOSE DEVICES.

UM, AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL INVESTMENTS IN COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY.

UH, NEXT SLIDE, THE NEXT ONE BUCKET HERE IS SUBSTANDARD STREETS.

AND THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF AGAIN, BUILDING ON WORK THAT WAS COMPLETED IN THE 2016 MOBILITY BOND.

UM, AS I'M SURE, UM, OUR COUNCIL AS WELL, WHERE WE STUDIED NINE SUBSTANDARD STREETS THAT WERE NAMED IN THE 2016 MOBILITY BOND AND IDENTIFIED IMPROVEMENTS TO BRING THOSE STREETS UP TO CITY STANDARDS.

UM, SO THIS 53 MILLION IS SETTING US UP FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO MANY OF THOSE ROADWAYS.

COUNCIL ASKED US TO PRIORITIZE JOHNNY MORRIS ROAD AND ROSS ROAD.

UM, AND WE'LL ALSO BE LOOKING FOR PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES OR GRANTS, UM, TO HELP US EXPAND THE REACH OF THIS 53 MILLION, UM, LOOK FOR WAYS TO, UM, IMPROVE THE OTHER ROADWAYS IN THE BUCKET AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, THE LAST MAJOR CATEGORY IS MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, AND THERE WERE FIVE NAMED PROJECTS IN THIS BUCKET.

UM, THE FIRST IN THE LONGHORN DAM BRIDGE AND THE FUNDING.

SO THE FUNDING HERE WILL CONSTRUCT A NEW PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ADJACENT TO THE PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD CROSSING OF THE LONGHORN DAM.

UM, IF YOU'VE BEEN OUT THERE, YOU KNOW, HOW UNCOMFORTABLE IT IS RIGHT NOW BETWEEN THE FENCE AND THE VERY NARROW SIDEWALK.

SO THIS IS A, UM, A MUCH ANTICIPATED, AN EXCITING PROJECT.

THE SECOND IS THE CONGRESS AVENUE URBAN DESIGN INITIATIVE, AND THIS WILL BRING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE HEART OF CONGRESS AVENUE FROM THE LAKE UP TO THE CAPITOL ON THE THIRD, THIRD PROJECT IN THE BUCKET IS THE BARTON SPRINGS ROAD BRIDGE PROJECT.

AND AS PART OF THE FUNDING HERE, WE'LL PERFORM PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE BARTON SPRINGS ROAD BRIDGE NEAR AS IMPORTANT BETWEEN THERE AND ZILKER PARK, UM, SOUTH PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD.

IT'S ANOTHER NAME PROJECT.

UM, AGAIN, BUILDING ON THE WORK WE DID IN 2016, WE COMPLETED A QUARTER STUDY FOR SOUTH PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD.

UM, SO THIS, THE FUNDING IN THIS LARGE CAPITAL BUCKET IS INTENDED TO FILL A GAP IN THE CURRENT PLEASANT VALLEY ALIGNMENT JUST NORTH OF BEN WHITE.

AND THIS CONNECTION

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IS ANTICIPATED TO GREATLY BENEFIT THE PLAN, METRO RAPID ROUTE, UM, PLEASANT VALLEY.

UM, THAT'S FUNDED AS PART OF THE PROPERTY AND FINALLY CORRIDOR PLACEMENT GAME.

UM, WE'VE DEVELOPED A, UM, A REALLY EXCITING AND ROBUST PLACEMAKING PROGRAM, UM, ALONG WITH THE QUARTER PROGRAMS WORK USING 2016 MOBILITY BOND.

SO AGAIN, FUNDING IN THIS LARGE CAPITAL DELIVERY BUCKET WILL ALLOW US TO EXTEND THE REACH OF THE PLACE-MAKING PROJECTS THAT ARE ALREADY PLANNED, UM, AS PART OF THE CORRIDOR PROGRAM, THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE WE'VE SHARED THIS GRAPHIC AND PREVIOUS COMMUNICATIONS, UM, TO MAYOR AND COUNCIL, BUT I THINK IT SHOWS REALLY WELL THE BUILDUP OF 2016, 2018, AND NOW THE 2020 MOBILITY BOND PROGRAM, THE DARK BLUE AND THE LIGHT BLUE REPRESENT THE CURRENT WORKLOAD OF OUR TEAMS THAT ARE WORKING TO DELIVER THE 2016 AND 18 MOBILITY BONDS.

AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S KIND OF HARD TO SEE WITH THE SCALE NOW, BUT THERE IS A BIG JUMP UP BETWEEN 2020 AND 2021 AND DELIVERY OF THE 2016 AND 2018 BOND.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE WORKING THROUGH RIGHT NOW.

AND WE HAD ALWAYS PLANNED FOR, UM, IN 2021 AND 2022, THERE'LL BE OUR PEAK DELIVERY YEARS, BUT WITH A SLOW WIND DOWN AND 23 AND 24.

SO THE GREEN COLOR HERE REPRESENTS THE 2020 BOND.

WE HAVE DIVIDED OUR DELIVERY STRATEGIES INTO TWO CATEGORIES.

ONE WE'LL BE RAMPING UP OUR LOCAL MOBILITY PROGRAMS TO DELIVER AT A HIGHER RATE PER YEAR THROUGH 2027.

AND THE SECOND STRATEGY BEING THAT, UM, SOME OF THE LARGER, LIKE THE SUBSTANDARD STREET BUCKET AND THE LARGE CIP BUCKET WILL BE DELIVERED THROUGH MORE TRADITIONAL, UM, CIP DELIVERY METHODS.

UM, ALONG WITH, UH, PROP B THE CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS GAVE ADDITIONAL DIRECTION TO STAFF IN A COUPLE AREAS.

SO A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT WE'RE HIGHLIGHTING FOR Y'ALL THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING THROUGH.

ONE WAS, UM, DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2020 BOND IN A MANNER THAT PRIORITIZES INVESTMENTS IN TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED AREAS.

SO EACH OF OUR EXISTING PROGRAMS CURRENTLY HAVE THE PRIORITIZATION FRAMEWORK THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING OFF OF FOR 2016.

UM, BUT PART OF OUR WORK THIS YEAR, UM, AS WE PREPARE FOR 2020 DELIVERY WILL BE TO REVIEW EACH OF THESE PRIORITIES PRIORITIZATION FRAMEWORKS CRITICALLY, UM, AND INCORPORATE AN EQUITY EQUITY REVIEW INTO OUR ANNUAL MOBILITY ANNUAL PLAN PROCESS.

UH, THE SECOND, UM, ITEM FROM THE CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT WAS THAT COUNCIL ASKED US TO DELIVER THIS PROGRAM WITHIN SIX YEARS OF APPROVAL OF THE FIRST CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT.

THE SIX YEAR TIMEFRAME IS EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE.

UM, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU COMPOUND THAT ON TOP OF THE 2018 AND THE 20, 2016 AND 2018 WORK WE'RE ALREADY DOING.

SO WE WERE CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN DELIVER THIS.

UM, BUT IT'S REALLY GOING TO TAKE INTENSE FOCUS FROM CITY HALL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE STAFF LEVEL.

OUR PLAN FOR DELIVERY DEPENDS ON A MID-YEAR BUDGET AMENDMENT TO ALLOW FOR THE ONBOARDING OF NEW STAFF, AS WELL AS BOND APPROPRIATIONS NECESSARY TO GET OUR STARTUP STARTUP ACTIVITIES UNDERWAY.

THE REMAINDER OF 2021 WILL BE FOCUSED ON ONBOARDING NEW STAFF AND RAMPING UP THE DELIVERY CAPABILITIES OF OUR LOCAL MOBILITY PROGRAMS. UH, WE'LL ALSO BE WORKING THROUGH THE EQUITY ANALYSIS AND FRAMEWORK, UM, THAT I TALKED ABOUT PREVIOUSLY.

UM, ADDITIONALLY DESIGNED CONTRACTS WILL BE INITIATED, UM, FOR OUR LARGER PROJECTS THAT FALL INTO THE TRADITIONAL CIP DELIVERY CATEGORY.

UH, WE PLAN TO BRING THE FIRST CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO COUNCIL IN 2022, WHICH WILL START THE SIX YEAR DELIVERY TIMELINE.

UM, IN THE MEANTIME THOUGH, THE COMMUNITY, UM, AND THE COUNCIL, WE'RE NOT GONNA MISS A BEAT, UM, THROUGHOUT 2021, WE'LL CONTINUE TO DELIVER PROJECTS AS PART OF THE 2016 AND 2018 INVESTMENTS.

THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO I JUST WANT TO RECAP SOME KEY THEMES THAT STAFF HAS COALESCED AROUND AS WE'RE PREPARING FOR THE 2020 BOND.

UM, NO DOUBT.

THIS IS A HUGE MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB, UM, BUT WE'RE EXCITED FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK TO DELIVER THIS PROGRAM FOR THE COMMUNITY.

UM, AS I MENTIONED, 2021 WILL LARGELY BE A YEAR FOR CAPACITY BUILDING.

WE NEED TO

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ACCELERATE 2016 AND 2018, UM, STICK SOME OF THE BOTTLENECKS THAT HAVE BEEN UNCOVERED OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS AND PREPARE OURSELVES FOR THOSE PEAK DELIVERY YEARS OF, UM, 20, 22 THROUGH 2027, WE NEED TO CREATE MULTIPLE DELIVERY OPTIONS.

AND WE HAVE SOME, UM, SOME STRATEGIES PUT TOGETHER IN BOTH ATD AND PUBLIC WORKS AND THROUGH CONTRACTING, UM, TO MINIMIZE OUR RISK OVERALL, WE ARE ALREADY PRIORITIZING PLANNING AND DELIVERING, BUT THESE STEPS WILL BECOME EVEN MORE IMPORTANT AS WE TAKE ON, UM, TAKE ON A HIGHER WORKLOAD.

UM, AND FINALLY, UM, I KNOW YOU ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH OUR MOBILITY ANNUAL PLAN PROCESS.

UM, THIS YEAR WE'LL BE UPDATING THAT FRAMEWORK, UM, TO INCLUDE 20, 20, UM, AS WELL AS BRING CAPITAL METRO IN WITH THE, WITH THE PROJECT CONNECT INVESTMENTS.

AND THEN WE CAN BE LOOKING AT OUR MOBILE MOBILITY PORTFOLIO AS A WHOLE.

UM, AND I ALREADY DISCUSSED THE EQUITY FRAMEWORK, BUT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE ALREADY THINKING THROUGH ABOUT HOW TO BEST INCORPORATE THAT INTO THE MAP PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE, WE'LL BE COMING TO COUNCIL MID FEBRUARY, UM, FOR A MID-YEAR BUDGET AMENDMENT TO ALLOW US TO JUMPSTART THE CAPACITY BUILDING.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO USE A COMBINATION OF HIRING NEW STAFF, UTILIZING STAFF AUGMENTATION CONTRACTS, UM, AS WELL AS HIRING CONSULTANTS TO SUPPORT THE BOND DELIVERY.

SO THE HIRING AND TRAINING OF NEW STAFF OF COURSE TAKES TIME.

SO WE'D LIKE TO BEGIN THAT WORK IMMEDIATELY.

UH, SOME OF OUR NEW STAFF WILL BE DEPLOYED TO SPECIFIC AREAS TO HELP UNSTICK THE BOTTLENECKS THAT WE CURRENTLY, UM, CURRENTLY SEE, UM, WHICH WILL IN TURN, HELP US ACCELERATE THE 2016 AND 18 WORK.

THIS ALSO ALLOWS US TO MEET THE DESIRE OF THE COUNCIL AND THE COMMUNITY TO DELIVER THESE PROJECTS FASTER.

UM, WE ANTICIPATE THAT ADDITIONAL RESOURCES MAY BE REQUIRED BEYOND THE MID-YEAR BUDGET AMENDMENT, UM, BUT WE'LL BRING THOSE FORWARD AND THROUGH THE TYPICAL BUDGET PROCESS IN, IN FUTURE YEARS.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO THIS IS OUR 2020 IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE.

UM, JUST TWO SHORT MONTHS AGO THAT, UM, VOTERS APPROVED PROPERTY, UH, WE'VE BEEN SPENT SPENDING DECEMBER AND PART OF JANUARY NOW, UM, RESOURCE PLANNING AND STRATEGIZING OF HOW WE'LL UNDERTAKE THIS DELIVERY.

UM, YESTERDAY WE SPOKE TO BOND OVERSIGHT COMMISSION, UM, TO TODAY, OF COURSE, WE'RE HERE AT MOBILITY COMMITTEE.

UM, WE ANTICIPATE A COUNCIL BRIEFING AND, UM, POTENTIAL ACTION MID FEBRUARY TO GIVE US THE AUTHORIZATION FOR THE MID-YEAR BUDGET AMENDMENTS.

THE SPRING SUMMER AND FALL OF 2021 WILL BE SPENT AGAIN, UNDERTAKING THE CAPACITY BUILDING, UM, ACTIVITIES THAT I DESCRIBED, UM, AND ALSO WORKING THROUGH THE PRIORITIZATION AND EQUITY ANALYSIS, UM, FALL 2021.

I EXPECT THAT WE'LL START GETTING CONTRACTS OUT ON THE STREET.

UM, AND THEN PROJECT DELIVERY WILL START IN 2022, UM, AND RUN THROUGH 2027.

UM, I ALSO WANT TO MENTION THERE'S ANOTHER TOUCH POINT WITH MOBILITY COMMITTEE, UM, THAT THE CPO, THE QUARTER PROGRAM OFFICE TEAM WILL BE BRINGING FORWARD.

UH, THE, THE PASSAGE OF PROP PAY HAS, UM, HAS SOME OVERLAPS WITH THE APPROVED QUARTER CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM.

SO THE CPO TEAM NACD HAVE BEEN COORDINATING WITH THE PROJECT CONNECT TEAM, UM, AND WE'LL BRING BACK INFORMATION TO MOBILITY COMMITTEE LIKELY NEXT MONTH, UM, ON RECOMMENDED CHANGES WITHIN THE CORRIDOR CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM.

UM, I BELIEVE THIS IS NOT MY LAST SLIDE.

I WANT TO MENTION THAT IN ADDITION TO ME AND ERIC, UM, ROB SPILLER, MIKE TREMBLE, AND RICHARD MENDOZA, I BELIEVE ARE ALL AVAILABLE.

UM, SO WE'RE HERE TO HELP WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE NEXT SLIDE.

I THINK BOTH, I THINK THE WRAP-UP SLIDE.

SO THE NEXT ONE, THANK YOU.

UM, THANKS, ANNA.

UM, SO LET'S SEE, UM, PEOPLE THAT HAVE QUESTIONS AND, UM, LET'S SEE.

OKAY.

WE'LL START WITH COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS.

THANK YOU, CHAIR KITCHEN.

UH, THIS, THIS IS REALLY EXCITING.

I KNOW WE WERE EXPECTING TO SEE SOME SORT OF FRAMEWORK, YOU KNOW, EARLY JANUARY, FEBRUARY, POTENTIALLY.

AND IT, THIS IS COMING TO OUR COMMITTEE BEFORE WE'VE EVEN HAD OUR FIRST COUNCIL MEETING TOGETHER IS SOMETHING THAT, UM, I THINK SHOWS THE DEDICATION OF OUR TRANSPORTATION AND

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PUBLIC WORKS STAFF, WHICH IS VERY EXCITING.

UM, I DO THINK THAT INCLUDING PROPS A AND B INTO THE EXISTING MAPPING THAT HAS THE MOBILITY ANNUAL PLANS IS REALLY CREATIVE DECISIONS.

A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE SEE, I KNOW SOMETHING IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD IS EXPECTED.

I KNEW A TIMELINE, BUT I JUST CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT YOUR PROPOSITION AND WHERE IT IS ON THE LIST.

AND SO I THINK THAT'S A REALLY CREATIVE WAY TO HAVE, YOU KNOW, ONE CLEARING FOR ALL THIS MOBILITY INFORMATION.

UM, I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS, BUT I KNOW THAT OTHER PEOPLE MAY AS WELL.

AND SO I DON'T NECESSARILY NEED TO DO ALL OF MINE IN ORDER.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE CAN ALL HAVE TIME TO ASK QUESTIONS.

UM, BUT I DID KNOW THAT WHEN YOU TALKED ABOUT 2016 AND 2018 BOTTLENECKS, DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF HOW THOSE BOTTLENECKS CAN HELP ADVISE NOT ONLY SOLVING SOME OF THOSE, BUT IN OUR PROPOSITION IMPLEMENTATION, MOVING FORWARD, ARE YOU GOING TO INCORPORATE THAT INFORMATION TO HELP MAKE SURE WE DON'T END UP WITH BOTTLENECKS FOR, FOR THESE PROPOSITIONS AS WELL? YEAH, THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

AND IF YOU THINK BACK TO 2016, THAT WAS THE SINGLE LARGEST MOBILITY INVESTMENT THAT, THAT WE HAD MADE AS A CITY.

SO WE'RE HALFWAY INTO DELIVERY OF THAT BOND.

SO OF COURSE, UM, THINGS HAVE COME TO LIGHT THAT WE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ANTICIPATED BACK IN 2016.

SO YES, I THINK THAT THE, UM, MIDYEAR BUDGET AMENDMENT THAT WE'LL BRING TO Y'ALL NEXT MONTH ARE GONNA HELP US GET SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES IN AREAS LIKE PERMITTING AS WELL AS SUPPORTING OUR SCIENCE AND MARKETING'S CREWS THAT DO A LOT OF THE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION FOR US, UM, AMONGST SEVERAL OTHER RESOURCES.

SO, UM, YES, I'M, I'M CONFIDENT AND HOPEFUL THAT WE'LL UNSTICK SOME OF THESE BOTTLENECKS AND HELP HELP US DELIVER 20, 20 THAT'S.

THAT'S REALLY GREAT TO HEAR.

UM, AND I KNOW THAT YOUR STAFF WORKS REALLY HARD, SO I KNOW YOU'VE GOT THE RIGHT PEOPLE WORKING ON THIS TYPE OF SOLUTION.

UM, DO YOU HAVE A LITTLE MORE CONCRETE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOU'RE GOING TO PRIORITIZE PROJECTS? I KNOW THAT, UM, A LOT OF THESE PLANS HAVE THEIR OWN PRI PRIORITIZATION PROCESS BUILT INTO THEM, BUT WHEN YOU HAVE MULTIPLE PLANS, YOU'RE TRYING TO WEAVE TOGETHER, UM, HOW, HOW YOU'LL PRIORITIZE PROJECTS AND LET THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS KNOW WHEN TO EXPECT THINGS IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO I THINK WE ARE PLANNING TO BUILD A POEM, THE MOBILITY ANNUAL PLAN PROCESS.

UM, AS YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THE SIDEWALKS AND BIKEWAYS, AND ALL OF THESE LOCAL MOBILITY PROGRAMS HAVE THEIR INDIVIDUAL PLANS.

AND THEN WE HAVE THAT ROLLED UP INTO THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN.

SO EVERY YEAR THROUGH THAT, THROUGH THAT MAP PROCESS, ALL OF OUR GROUPS GET TOGETHER IN THE SAME ROOM OVER THE COURSE OF DAYS, UM, AND PLAN OUT OUR PROJECTS FOR THE YEAR.

AND WHAT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IS THAT WE'RE, UM, DELIVERING COMPLETE PROJECTS FOR THE COMMUNITY.

SO WHEN WE USE OUR PLANS, UM, AND TWO, WE ALL, UM, WE ALL PLAN TOGETHER ABOUT WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.

SO THAT'S HOW WE'LL CONTINUE FOR THE MO FOR THE LOCAL MOBILITY PROGRAMS. UM, WE'RE GOING TO ESTABLISH SOME DIFFERENT CRITERIA FOR THE SUBSTANDARD STREETS.

UM, AND WE'RE JUST STARTING ON THAT FRAMEWORK NOW, BUT THAT BUCKET IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT, IT'S MORE QUARTERLY OR WHAT WE DID BACK IN 2016.

SO WE'LL BE DIVING THROUGH THE NINE PLANS, UM, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DIRECTION FROM COUNCIL AND PRIVATIZATIONS, UM, AND THEN SCOPING ALL OF THOSE PROJECTS, UM, FOR THE 53 MILLION.

SO I WOULD SAY THERE'S A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT APPROACHES, BUT WE'LL JUST BUILD ON, UM, WHAT WE'VE LEARNED AND USE FROM 2016.

AND DO YOU KNOW ANY REALLY OUT PROJECTS, THEY MIGHT BE EARLY OFF THE DOOR, YOU KNOW, AS A COMMUNITY MEMBER.

I DON'T THINK YOU'LL BE ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 2016, 18 AND 2020.

SO ALL OF 2021, WE'RE GOING TO BE DELIVERING PROJECTS FROM THE MAP.

AND SO I DON'T KNOW THAT OUR COMMUNITY CARES WHICH BUCKET IT'S FROM.

UM, THEY JUST WANT PROJECTS THAT, YOU KNOW, HELP THEIR KIDS GET TO SCHOOL OR HELP THEM GET AROUND THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.

SO YOU'LL CONTINUE, YOU'LL SEE A CONTINUOUS FLOW OF PROJECTS OF THIS NEXT YEAR.

THAT'S APPRECIATED.

UM, AND I'LL ASK ONE MORE AND THEN PASS IT OFF.

CAUSE I'M SURE MY COLLEAGUES HAVE QUESTIONS.

UM, BUT DO YOU HAVE A PLAN FOR, UM, WHICH COMMISSIONS YOU MIGHT TAKE SOME OF THESE ITEMS TOO, LIKE OBVIOUSLY BOND OVERSIGHT WILL BE INVOLVED, WILL URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION BE INVOLVED OR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION OR ANY OTHERS THAT WE SHOULD LET PEOPLE TO KIND OF BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THESE TOPICS COMING TO THEM? YEAH, THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

I DON'T HAVE A SCHEDULE SET OUT JUST YET, BUT OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS, WE'VE ROUTINELY WORKED WITH BOND OVERSIGHT, OF COURSE, AS WELL AS THE BAC AND THE PAC, UM, URBAN TRANSFER CHASING COMMISSION, WE REVISIT A LOT

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AS WELL.

UM, I'LL ASK ANY OF MY, MY, UM, COWORKERS ON THE CALL IF THEY WANT TO JUMP IN, BUT, UM, WE'LL PLAN ON ROUTINELY CHECKING IN WITH THOSE COMMISSIONS AS WE GO.

OKAY.

EXCITING.

I HAVE A COUPLE MORE, BUT I KNOW PEOPLE PROBABLY HAVE THEIR OWN TO ASK, SO I'LL, I'LL LET MY COLLEAGUES HAVE A MOMENT.

OKAY.

COUNCIL MEMBER FONTUS IF YOU WANT TO ASK YOUR QUESTIONS NEXT.

YES.

THANK YOU.

CHAIR KITCHEN.

SO I, IF YOU KIND OF TOUCHED ON IT A LITTLE BIT, MY QUESTION WAS AROUND SUBSTANDARD STREETS PROJECTS AND HOW THOSE WILL BE PRIORITIZED.

I KNOW THAT THE STATESMAN RECENTLY DID AN ARTICLE ABOUT ROSS ROAD AND I GOT, I RECEIVED SOME FEEDBACK FROM OUR DEL VALLEY COMMUNITY THAT WANTED TO GO, UM, WHEN CONSTRUCTION WOULD START, UM, BECAUSE THE WAY WE HAD, UM, MY UNDERSTANDING IT'S A SHOVEL-READY PROJECT AND ALREADY HAS, I GUESS, THE FIRST SPACE OF THE PRE, UH, ENGINEERING REPORT COMPLETED.

AND THE ARTICLE ALLUDED TO THE TIMELINE STARTING IN 2023 FOR CONSTRUCTION.

SO WANTED TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY WAY TO START THAT PROCESS SOONER, UM, GIVEN, UH, THE HIGH NEED IN THAT AREA.

AND SO CURIOUS FOR YOUR THOUGHTS.

AND I ALSO KNOW THAT WE'RE MEETING, UM, LATER THIS WEEK OR NEXT WEEK, AND IF THAT'S A BETTER TIME TO GET INTO THE DETAILS OF THAT PARTICULAR PROJECT, I'M ALSO HAPPY TO DISCUSS IT THEN AS WELL.

YES.

WELCOME COUNCIL WHERE WE'RE REALLY HAPPY TO HAVE YOU.

UM, ROUSE ROAD IS DEFINITELY A CRITICAL NEED AND WE HAVE STEP ONE DONE COMPLETE OF MANY STEPS.

SO WHAT WE DID WAS COMPLETED PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING REPORT, WHICH OUTLINED, UM, THE RECOMMENDED IMPROVEMENTS FOR ROSS ROAD, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE, UM, SOME OF THE FACTORS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN TERMS OF DRAINAGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL AND OTHER, UM, THE NEXT BIG STEP, WHICH WILL, WHICH PROBABLY IS ADDING TIME TO THE CLOCK AS HE SAW 20, 23 IS DESIGNED.

AND SO DESIGN FOR A LARGE PROJECT LIKE ROSS ROAD COULD TAKE 12 TO 18 MONTHS, I WOULD SAY.

AND SO WE HAVE A COUPLE OF THINGS TO GET THROUGH.

FIRST, WE NEED TO GET THROUGH THE PRIORITIZATION.

WE NEED TO WORK WITH TRAVIS COUNTY, UM, CAUSE THEY HAVE A PROJECT IN THE AREA AS WELL, AND THEN WE'LL HAVE TO GET INTO DESIGN OR TO PUBLICLY START LATE THIS YEAR OR 2022.

SO THAT TIMELINE IS PROBABLY ACCURATE, BUT WE'LL, WE'LL SEE EVERYTHING WE CAN DO ON OUR SIDE TO GET THAT GOING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, COUNSELOR ALTAR.

THANK YOU.

LET ME KNOW IF MY MICROPHONE ACTS UP AND HAVING SOME ISSUES WITH IT.

SO, UM, THANK YOU.

THIS IS, UM, A LOT OF PROJECTS THAT WE ARE ASKING YOU TO DELIVER, AND I APPRECIATE THAT YOU ARE BEING FORTHRIGHT AND CANDID ABOUT THE SCALE OF WHAT IS BEING ASKED OF YOU AND WOULD ASK THAT YOU CONTINUE TO, UM, ACKNOWLEDGE THE MAGNITUDE AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE PLANNING, UM, FOR THE SCALE OF WHAT WE ARE ASKING OF STAFF.

UM, WE'RE FORTUNATE THAT THIS IS A BOND AND SO WE HAVE SOME ROOM TO MANEUVER TO FUND STAFF FOR THAT.

UM, BUT I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE ARE FORTHRIGHT ABOUT THAT.

SO I APPRECIATED, UM, THAT I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT, UM, INTER PROGRAM COLLABORATION.

SO YOU HAVE THIS WHOLE KIND OF LOCAL MOBILITY BUCKET BY, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE HIGH PRIORITY SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAMS IN MY DISTRICT MIGHT BE BIKE LANES.

UM, SO HOW IS THAT WORKING? UM, AND ACROSS DEPARTMENTS? YEAH, THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

UM, OUR TEAMS HAVE REALLY JUST ORGANICALLY ESTABLISHED THIS, THIS ONGOING DAY-TO-DAY COORDINATION.

SO OUR SAFE ROUTES PROGRAM WORKS DIRECTLY WITH THE BIKEWAYS WHO WORKS WITH CYBER BOX AND WE'RE CONSTANTLY COMMUNICATING ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS.

SO, UM, WE'LL LOOK AT SAY ROUTES HIGH, HIGHEST PRIORITY PROJECTS FOR NEXT YEAR.

AND THEN THE BIKE WAS SEEING THE LAYER IN THEIR PLAN, WORK AND SIDEWALKS, AND WE'LL MANEUVER AND MOVE THINGS AROUND SO THAT WE CAN DELIVER A COMPLETE PROJECT FOR A SCHOOL OR, OR A COMMUNITY.

SO THAT, THAT, THAT COORDINATION IS ALWAYS ONGOING.

UM, AND IF THERE'S SPECIFIC THINGS YOU'RE SEEING THAT YOU DON'T THINK, YOU KNOW, YOU THINK THE CONNECTIONS ARE BEING MADE, I'D BE HAPPY TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THAT, UM, OFFLINE AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.

YEAH.

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL AND BEEN TRYING TO WORK WITH THE OTHER PROGRAMS, BUT IT WASN'T AT ALL APPARENT FROM THE PRESENTATION AND THE BUCKETS, HOW THAT WOULD PLAY OUT, ESPECIALLY, UM, IN MY DISTRICT THAT ISN'T FALLING INTO A LOT OF THE BUCKETS EXACTLY AS THEY ARE, UM, AND IS NOT IDENTIFIED FOR SPECIFIC PROJECTS.

UM, SO OBVIOUSLY THERE'S HIGH AND VERY HIGH NEEDS, ET CETERA, BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE PROVIDING PROJECTS IN EVERY DISTRICT.

UM, SO I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND

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IT'S NOT EXACTLY TIED TO THE OTHER QUESTION, BUT IT IS RELATED IN THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, THE BIKE LANE PROJECTS THAT COULD DELIVER FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL, UM, MAY NOT BE THE HIGHEST PRIORITY FOR EVERY SAFE ROUTE TO SCHOOL, BUT THEY MIGHT BE A HIGH PRIORITY FOR, FOR BIKE LINES AND, AND ONES THAT OVERLAP IN THAT WAY.

I WOULD WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE TRYING TO FIND, UM, FUNDING FOR.

UM, SO AT SOME POINT I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW THIS PLAYS OUT IN PRACTICE, UM, ACROSS DISTRICTS, UM, SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE MAKING INVESTMENTS EVERYWHERE.

UM, OBVIOUSLY WE'RE FOLLOWING THE EQUITY GUIDELINES THAT WE HAD, BUT, UM, THAT'S NOT ALWAYS CLEAR, UM, TO FOLKS AS TO HOW THAT PLAYS OUT AND HOW WE'RE, HOW WE ARE MEASURING THAT, UM, IN PRACTICE.

SO I LIKE TO HAVE SOME MORE CONVERSATIONS I DON'T HAVE TO BRING TODAY ON THAT.

UM, AND THEN MY LAST QUESTION IS, YOU KNOW, THIS IS A MASSIVE SCALE, UM, BETWEEN THIS AND THE MOBILITY BOND AND, AND PROP A, HOW ARE WE, UM, HELPING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE CONTRACTORS THERE AND THE WORKER PROTECTIONS THERE, UM, THAT ARE LIVING IN ALLOW US TO SCALE THIS, YOU KNOW, ONE PIECE OF THIS IS OUR STAFF AND WHAT HAPPENS, BUT, YOU KNOW, FOR THE MOST PART, OUR STAFF DON'T ACTUALLY GO OUT AND BUILD THE PROJECTS WE CONTRACT WITH OTHER FOLKS, UM, AND IN THE ENVIRONMENT WITH SO MUCH CONSTRUCTION PLANNED, UM, HOW ARE WE THINKING ABOUT MAKING THAT EASIER AND SIMPLER? AND THAT IS GREAT.

THAT'S A REALLY GREAT QUESTION.

AND, YOU KNOW, ADDED TO THAT LIST, ANOTHER MASSIVE PROJECT FOR OUR REGION.

UM, I, I WOULD SAY THIS IS A HUGE RISK FOR US AS A CITY FOR US AND FOR CAPITAL METRO AND FOR TEXT OUT, OF COURSE, WE NEED PEOPLE TO COME AND BUILD THESE PROJECTS FOR US.

UM, AND WE PLAN TO BUILD ON A LOT OF THE WORK WE STARTED WITH 2016.

SO THERE, THERE HAS BEEN A VERY CONCERTED EFFORT FOR, UM, OUTREACH TO THE CONSULTANT AND CONTRACTOR COMMUNITY, UM, ESPECIALLY, UM, TRYING TO WORK WITH OUR SMB, OUR PROGRAMS. SO WE'RE CONSISTENTLY OUT AT THOSE GROUPS TELLING THEM WHAT'S COMING, TRYING TO BREAK PROJECTS INTO DISCREET, UH, PIECES SO THAT SMALLER CONTRACTORS CAN BID ON CERTAIN ELEMENTS, UM, REALLY UTILIZING KIND OF ALL OF THE ABOVE STRATEGIES TO ATTRACT MORE VENDORS TO OUR AREA.

UM, ERIC, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING TO THAT.

YEAH.

I MEAN, I THINK WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS RIGHT ON POINT IT'S, IT'S, YOU KNOW, ADDITIONAL OUTREACH SO WE CAN GET MORE CONTRACTORS IN THE COMMUNITY, BUT THEN ALSO BEING ABLE TO CONTROL WHAT WE CAN ON OUR SIDE, IN TERMS OF THE SIZE OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE'RE PUTTING OUT OUT TO BID, UTILIZING ID IQ CONTRACTING.

SO WE CAN GET SMALLER CONTRACTORS INVOLVED AND SORT OF TRY AND SPREAD THE WORD, UM, AS MUCH AS WE CAN ACROSS THE DIFFERENT SIZES AND AVAILABILITY AND CAPACITY OF, OF CONTRACTORS THAT ARE, UM, YOU KNOW, IN OUR AREA AND AS WELL AS, YOU KNOW, REACHING OUT TO OTHER CONTRACTORS, YOU KNOW, OUTSIDE OF TEXAS.

SO EVERYONE AT LEAST IS AWARE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE HERE IN AUSTIN.

SO, I MEAN, I UNDERSTAND THAT THAT MAKES SENSE.

SO SOMETHING THAT'S SORT OF UNDER CONTROL OF LIKE ATD OR PUBLIC WORKS.

UM, BUT I, IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO LEVERAGE THESE PROGRAMS FROM THE WORKFORCE SIDE, WHETHER IT'S IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS, UM, OR ACC, OR, YOU KNOW, THE CONTRACT, WE CAN HAVE AS MANY CONTRACTORS, WE WANT IT, BUT IF THEY HAVE NOBODY THAT THEY CAN HIRE, UM, BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T, UM, HELPED PEOPLE SEE THIS AS A VIABLE VOCATIONAL CHOICE, UM, WE CAN'T, THEY CAN'T HIRE, UM, AND THAT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE SORT OF UNDER THE RUBRIC OF ATD OR PUBLIC WORKS.

AND SO I JUST, I THINK WE SHOULD, UM, CONSIDER AND, AND, YOU KNOW, IF THERE'S RIGHT PEOPLE IN YOUR OFFICES THAT WE WOULD TALK TO, I THINK WE SHOULD REALLY CONSIDER WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE AS THE WORKFORCE PROGRAM? UM, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE ALL OF THESE, YOU KNOW, COMPANIES THAT ARE MOVING HERE.

UM, WE HAVE GOT TO GROW THAT WORKFORCE AND WE HAVE PEOPLE ALSO AT THE SAME TIME IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT ARE OUT OF WORK, UM, WHO COULD BE UPSKILLED, UM, TO BE ABLE TO, TO HELP, UM, BUILD OUT ALL THESE PROJECTS.

AND, AND IT'S JUST AN OPPORTUNITY THAT I WOULD HATE FOR US TO, TO MISS.

SO IF YOU HAVE SOME THOUGHTS ON WHO WE CONNECT MORE UP WITH ON THAT, IT'S NOT SOMETHING I'VE SEEN AS PART OF OUR WORKFORCE PLANS, PER SE.

YEAH.

THOSE ARE GREAT IDEAS.

I KNOW, UM, WE INCLUDED SOME ON THE JOB TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AS PART OF THE CORRIDOR CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM.

SO I THINK THAT'S A PROGRAM THAT'S BUILDING, UM, BUT REALLY GREAT COMMENTS.

AND I'LL TAKE THESE BACK TO, UM, CCO AND SOME OF OUR PARTNER DEPARTMENTS, UM, AND SEE, WE CAN KIND OF GET MOVING.

YEAH.

AND THEN JUST WANT TO UNDERSCORE THAT IT'S, IT'S, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT NECESSARILY NORMALLY YOUR BALLY WICK TO DO THAT.

AND SO

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WE JUST, WE SHOULD, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE DOING A GOOD JOB OF COORDINATING ACROSS ATD AND PUBLIC WORKS.

UM, BUT, BUT WE NEED, WE NEED A THINK ABOUT THAT.

UM, AND MAKING SURE THAT THAT'S PROMINENT ON OUR RADAR SCREEN, THEN IT'S GONNA AFFECT THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAMS AS WELL.

THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN COUNCIL MEMBER.

THIS IS DIRECTOR MENDOZA.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU TEAM AND CONTRACTOR, WHERE WE INVITED THE CONTRACTING COMMUNITY TO COME IN AND TALK TO US AND OTHER SPONSORS ABOUT CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES IN TO COURSE TO THE, ON THE JOB TRAINING PROGRAM, WHICH WE KIND OF EMULATED FROM TEXTILE.

THEY'VE HAD A MATURE PROGRAM FOR MANY YEARS.

SO WE RIGHTLY ANTICIPATED PARTNERSHIP WITH CCO AND SMB ARE TO DEVELOP OUR CONTRACTING CAPACITY GOING FORWARD.

OF COURSE, CONTINUE THOSE SAFEGUARDS THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE IN PLACE TO ENSURE THAT AS, UH, UM, YOU KNOW, COME THROUGH THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC ENVIRONMENT THAT WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN SAVE AS WORKERS.

OKAY.

UM, COUNCILMEMBER ALTERS THAT.

UM, ARE YOU, I'M DONE.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, I'M GOING TO ASK YOU A FEW QUESTIONS AND THEN WE'LL CIRCLE BACK AROUND.

UM, ALSO, SO, UM, UM, I WANT TO TALK, UH, I WANT TO ASK FIRST, THIS IS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I THINK, UM, I'VE HEARD FROM SOME IN THE PUBLIC.

AND, UM, SO I WOULD ASK THAT YOU ALL JUST EXPLAIN THIS, UM, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE, UH, PASSED A NUMBER OF BONDS IN RECENT YEARS.

AND SO I WOULD LIKE TO UNDERSTAND, UM, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MOVING FORWARD AGGRESSIVELY WITH THESE BONDS, WHICH I THINK IS GOOD.

UM, BUT HOW THAT RELATES TO OUR OTHER BONDS AND IN 2018, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT MOVING FORWARD WITH THESE TRANSPORTATION BONDS WILL NOT DELAY OR SLOW DOWN OUR HOUSING BONDS, FOR EXAMPLE, THE ISSUANCE OF OUR HOUSING BONDS, FOR EXAMPLE.

BUT I WOULD JUST LIKE YOU ALL TO SPEAK TO THAT.

CAUSE I KNOW THAT'S ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I HAVE HAD IN THE PAST MOST CERTAINLY COUNCIL MEMBER, DIRECTOR MENDOZA, AGAIN.

YES, OF COURSE WE, UH, THE VOTERS DID PASS THE SIZABLE 2018, UH, INFRASTRUCTURE BOND, ANY OF THOSE SUPPORT, OUR OTHER STRATEGIC OUTCOMES, YOU KNOW, IN THE AREAS OF CULTURE, LIFELONG LEARNING, OUR LIBRARIES, OUR PARKS, THOSE PROGRAMS ARE CONTINUING.

AND, UH, UH, UH, UH, TWO OR THREE YEARS AGO WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT, UH, WE DID IN PUBLIC WORKS KIND OF A LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE CENTRAL LIBRARY PROJECT WAS WE STOOD UP A DEDICATED VERTICAL ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM THAT DIDN'T HAVE TO COMPETE FOR INTERNAL RESOURCES WITH YOUR OVERALL PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIVISION WITHIN PUBLIC WORKS.

SO THAT TEAM IS LED BY OUR CITY ARCHITECT, JANICE WHITE, AND, UM, THEIR BASELINE SCHEDULES ARE GONNA REMAIN INTACT AND BE NON-AFFECTED BY THE ADDITIONAL WORKLOAD THAT WE ARE HAVING.

AND WE'RE, WE ARE DEVELOPING A SIMILAR TACT FOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION IN TERMS OF SETTING UP A DEDICATED, UH, ROTATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT GROUP THAT WILL DEVELOP ONGOING WORKING RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIARITY WITH THESE TYPES OF PROJECTS WITH THE LOCAL MOBILITY TEAMS. AND WE THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE THE BEST TACK GOING FORWARD, BUT WE ARE NOT EXPECTING ANY IMPACT TO THE VERTICAL SIDE, IF YOU WILL, FROM 2018 AND THOSE OTHER, UH, VERY CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS FROM THE ADDITION OF THE 2020, UH, TRASH MOBILITY BLOCK.

OKAY.

SO OUR ABILITY TO ISSUE THE, UH, THE BONDS, YOU KNOW, ARE WITHIN OUR LIMITATIONS OF OUR, YOU KNOW, OUR, WITHIN OUR FINANCIAL PARAMETERS, THE ABILITY TO ISSUE THESE BONDS, I'M UNDERSTANDING WILL NOT DELAY ISSUANCE OF HOUSING BONDS IN PARTICULAR.

AND SO, UH, CAN YOU ALL SPEAK TO THAT? I SEE THEM BEING DACA.

CAN YOU SPEAK TO THAT? I WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT, UM, I, I HEAR WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, MR. MENDOZA WITH REGARD TO THE OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF IT, AND THAT'S REALLY, UH, IMPORTANT AND GOOD TO HEAR.

I ALSO JUST WANT TO CONFIRM IT WITH REGARD TO, UM, THE ACTUAL ISSUANCE OF BOND DOLLARS, RIGHT.

UM, YES, COUNCIL MEMBER.

WE CAN CERTAINLY LOOP BACK WITH, WITH THE CFO'S OFFICE TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE ON SCHEDULE IN TERMS OF THE BOND DOLLARS THAT ARE ALLOCATED FOR THE MOBILITY OUTCOME.

WE DON'T ANTICIPATE ANY, UM, ANY INTERRUPTION IN ISSUANCE OF THOSE BONDS.

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OKAY.

AND NO INTERRUPTION OF THE, UH, TIMELINE FOR ISSUANCE OF BONDS UNDER THE, UH, 2018.

THAT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT COUNSEL WOULD NEED TO UNDERSTAND.

I DON'T, I DON'T ANTICIPATE IT, BUT I WOULD NOT WANT TO HAVE, I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE, UM, HAVE UNANTICIPATED RESULTS FROM THAT.

AND, YOU KNOW, I KNOW WE HAVE, UH, URGENCY AND, AND TIMELINE WITH REGARD TO OUR HOUSING BONDS.

SO IT SOUNDS TO ME, MY UNDERSTANDING OF THIS POINT IS THAT THERE IS NOT AN IMPACT, BUT I WOULD ASK THAT THAT BE CLARIFIED WITH CFOS ON.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THEN I HAVE ONE OTHER QUESTION AND THAT RELATES TO, UM, THAT PRIORITIZATION, UM, PROCESS, I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS, MAYBE ASK ABOUT, UM, I, UH, I WOULD, UH, MY REQUEST WOULD BE THAT, UM, WHEN Y'ALL GET TO THE, THE, WHEN Y'ALL WORK THROUGH YOUR PROCESSES AND YOUR IDENTIFIED PROJECTS FOR PRIORITIZATION THAT YOU INCORPORATE INTO YOUR PROCESS, BRINGING THOSE BACK TO COUNCIL, UH, AND THIS COMMITTEE, SO THAT WE CAN, UM, HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THOSE PRIORITIES ARE GOING FORWARD.

AND ALSO AS A COUNCIL, WE CAN, UM, SHARE INFORMATION AND, UM, AND PROVIDE INPUT INTO THAT PROCESS.

NOW I UNDERSTAND THAT MAYBE THAT'S WHAT NORMALLY OCCURS THROUGH OUR CIP PROCESS PERHAPS, OR THROUGH OTHER PROCESSES.

AND I THINK, UM, I THINK YOU HAD MENTIONED A, UM, WELL, THE ANNUAL MOBILITY PLAN, UM, REGARDLESS I WANT TO UNDERSTAND AND WANT TO INCLUDE IN THE PROCESS, A TOUCHPOINT BACK WITH THE COUNCIL.

AND IDEALLY FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, I WOULD THINK THAT THE COUNCIL WOULD WANT TO, UM, APPROVE THE PRIORITIZATION, UM, SCHEDULES.

SO CAN YOU ALL SPEAK TO THAT COUNCIL MEMBER? THIS IS ROBERT SPILLER DIRECTOR OF AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

UH, YOU KNOW, WE'VE NOT PRIORITIZED THE PROJECT YET.

UH, AND THAT'S A VERY FLUID PROCESS.

AND OF COURSE WE WILL COME BACK TO YOU AS YOU'VE REQUESTED WITH, UH, YOU KNOW, IDENTIFICATION OF WHAT THE PRIORITIZATION PROCESS WILL BE.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, UM, THIS IS A SIX YEAR PROGRAM, AND SO WE'LL HAVE AN OVERALL SORT OF CONCEPT OF THE PRIORITIZATION.

AND THEN FROM YEAR TO YEAR IS PROJECT SHIFT AROUND, UH, IT'S OUR PLAN TO REPORT BACK TO COUNCIL AND AN ANNUAL WORK PLAN ON THAT YEAR'S EFFORTS.

AS YOU KNOW, TO THE BEST OF OUR EFFORTS, WE WILL ALL IDENTIFY A PROJECT AND PRIORITIZE IT FOR ANY GIVEN YEAR.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, LO AND BEHOLD, WE FIND, UH, SOMETHING IN THE WAY THAT PREVENTS US FROM KEEPING THAT, THAT SCHEDULE.

AND WE TRY TO BE TRANSPARENT WITH YOU IN THE PUBLIC AND THE COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES, UH, THAT THAT'S SORTA JUST WHAT HAPPENS WITH CONSTRUCTION.

SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO AT THE LAST MINUTE SHIFT PRIORITIES BECAUSE, UM, THAT THERE'S AN INTERVENING ISSUE, UH, BUT WE'VE REALLY DEVELOPED, I THINK, A GOOD ANNUAL WORK PLAN CONCEPT IN WITH THE 2016 BOND.

AND WE'LL BE CONTINUING THAT PROCESS, UH, AFTER THE INITIAL PRIORITIZATION, AS ANNA SAID, AND, AND, AND, UH, ERIC SAID, UH, WE STILL NEED TO GO THROUGH SOME OF THE PRIORITIZATION AND THE EQUITY ANALYSIS AND SO FORTH, UH, THAT WE'VE COMMITTED TO, AND, AND THE ACTIONS WE'LL BE ASKING OF YOU WILL NOT CHANGE THAT COURSE.

WE WILL STILL BE DOING THAT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS.

I THINK YOU HAD SOME MORE QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

I DID.

I HAVE JUST A FEW MORE, AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS DIALOGUE BECAUSE THERE'S KIND OF THINGS ROLLING AROUND IN MY HEAD AS, AS WE'RE DISCUSSING THIS.

AND I KNOW IT'S THE FIRST TIME WE'VE CIRCLED BACK ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PARTICULAR BOND, UM, IS THE MOBILITY ANNUAL PLAN SITE GOING TO BE THE MAIN CLEARING HOUSE FOR THE INFORMATION, OR WILL THERE BE IT, WILL THERE BE A SEPARATE LANDING PAGE THAT IS SPECIFIC TO THIS ONE, SO THAT, YOU KNOW, QUESTIONS ABOUT CERTAIN ASPECTS OF A STAGNANT PAGE? CAN YOU TELL ME IF THERE'S ONLY GOING TO BE ONE SPOT OR KIND OF A PROMPT BE LOCALE TO ATTACK AS WELL? WE'RE STILL IRONY, NOT THE DETAILS, BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BUILD ON A LOT OF THE TOOLS THAT WE DEVELOPED AS PART OF 2016.

SO WE RELY PRETTY HEAVILY ON, UM, THE LANDING PAGE FOR THE 2016 MOBILITY BOND, THE CAPITAL PROJECTS, UM, THAT SHOWS THE STATUS OF ALL THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS.

UM, AND WE DO A LOT OF STORYBOARDING AND, UM, AND LINKS FROM THAT PAGE.

SO I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BUILD ON SOME OF THOSE TOOLS AND THEN, UM, DETERMINING WHAT ELSE WE NEED TO DO, UM, TO BE TELLING THE PUBLIC, YOU KNOW, CONSISTENTLY WHAT'S GOING ON WITH ONE AND 20.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

UM, ANOTHER THOUGHT I HAD, WHICH COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN HAD TOUCHED ON WAS WILL WE BE GETTING UPDATES ACCORDING TO CERTAIN TIMELINES,

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LIKE QUARTERLY, I MEAN, ANNUALLY, OR WOULD IT BE MORE BASED ON IF PHASES AND MILESTONES? SO IF, ONCE WE GET THROUGH A, B AND C, THEN WE'LL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE NEXT STEPS TO ANTICIPATE, HAVE YOU SORTED THROUGH THAT KIND OF SEEMS LIKE YOU'RE STILL FIGURING OUT WHAT THAT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

YEAH.

I'LL SAY, YOU KNOW, WE'RE HERE ON JANUARY 21ST, I WOULD THINK, UM, BY MARCH OR APRIL, PERHAPS, UM, UH, CHECK IN AGAIN WITH THE BUILDING COMMITTEE OR PERHAPS A MEMO OUTLINE, OUTLINE THE REPORTING STRUCTURES.

BUT, UM, AS WE DISCUSSED, I THINK IN THE PREVIOUS, UM, QUESTION WE'LL WE'LL PLAN ON FREQUENT VISITS TO MOBILITY COMMITTEE AS SOME OF THE, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE OTHER COMMISSIONS THAT WE, UM, ROUTINELY CONSULT WITH.

OKAY.

UM, AND IS THERE GOING TO BE ONE MAIN STAFF POINT OF CONTACT OR IS IT GOING TO BE A COUPLE PEOPLE IN A COUPLE OF PLACES LIKE A FINANCE PERSON, A PUBLIC WORKS PERSON AND A TRANSPORTATION PERSON? HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THOSE DETAILS YET? YEAH, WELL THEY, ERIC AND I ARE IT FOR RIGHT NOW.

UM, WE HAVE THE SUPPORT OF ROBIN RICHARD AND ALL OF OUR TEAMS. UM, AND IF THOSE CONTEXTS CHANGE OR EVOLVE, WE'LL BE SURE TO COMMUNICATE THAT TO YOU.

OKAY.

THAT'S APPRECIATED.

UM, EXCUSE ME, I'M SPILLER AGAIN ON MATT, JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A SINGLE MOBILITY BOND, $460 MILLION, IT REALLY FUNDS A WHOLE RANGE OF PROJECTS.

AND SO EACH OF THOSE PROJECTS ARE SIMPLY FUNDING THOSE PROGRAMS MOVING FORWARD.

AND SO IT'S REALLY ON MORE LIKE A COLLECTION OF, OF MOBILITY BONDS THAT WE'RE DOING ALL AT ONCE.

AND SO WE HEAR YOU, IT WOULD BE NICE FOR YOU TO HAVE A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT.

WE WILL WORK ON THAT SO THAT WE TRY TO COORDINATE ACROSS ALL THE PIECES.

I THINK THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.

UH, TURN THAT INFORMATION BACK TO CONSTITUENTS.

IF WE KNOW WE'RE ALL GETTING THE SAME INFORMATION AND THAT'S AVAILABLE FOR US TO SHARE, RIGHT.

OKAY.

WE WANT TO DO THAT TRIAGE FOR YOU ON OUR SIDE TO MAKE THIS AS EASY AS POSSIBLE FOR YOU, AS WELL AS THE, UH, OBVIOUSLY THE RESIDENTS THAT'S VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

UM, MR. BAILEY HAD, UH, DISCUSSED IN, IN A BIT OF DETAIL, THE IDQ CONTRACTS.

AND SO I KNOW A LOT OF US KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, BUT I KNOW THERE MAY BE PEOPLE FOLLOWING ALONG WITH GREAT INTEREST.

UM, BUT ID IQ CONTRACTS ARE INDEFINITE DELIVERABLE, INDEFINITE QUANTITY, WHICH IN MY USUALLY WORKS AS A ROTATION LIST WHERE YOU HAVE 10 QUALIFIED FIRMS AND AS THE PROJECTS BECOME, SHOVEL-READY, THIS ONE ON THE LIST GETS A PROJECT.

IS THAT HOW YOU'RE THINKING OF THIS WORKING? IT REALLY DEPENDS ON HOW YOU BREAK IT OUT.

UM, REALLY IT'S, IT'S ONE CONTRACTOR WHO PROPOSES.

THAT'S AWESOME.

EXCUSE ME.

COULD YOU, COULD YOU SPEAK A LITTLE LOUDER, MAYBE COULD CLOSER, SORRY ABOUT THAT.

I'LL TALK A LITTLE LOUDER TOO.

UM, IT'S, IT'S NOT REALLY A ROTATION LIST.

CAUSE THE ROTATION LISTS ARE REALLY FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IS WHERE WE WOULD IDENTIFY A CONTRACTOR.

LET'S SAY IT'S A SIDEWALK ID IQ.

SO WE PUT OUT A, UM, UH, AN IFB OR BASICALLY ROUGH QUANTITIES AND WHAT WE THINK IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE.

AND USUALLY THERE'S A RENEWAL PERIOD ON THERE AS WELL.

AND SO THEN ASSIGNMENTS ARE GIVEN TO THAT CONTRACTOR TO PERFORM WORK UNDER THE ID IQ.

AND SO THOSE CAN OFTENTIMES DEPEND ON SIZE AND LOCATION AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

UM, THE IDEA WITH THAT ID IQ CONTRACTING WOULD BE TO TRY AND KEEP THOSE, UH, IFPS ON THE SMALLER SIDE.

SO THAT WAY IT OPENS UP THE BIDDING FIELD TO MORE CONTRACTORS, UM, AS WELL AS DOING MULTIPLE ID IQ FOR THE PROGRAM, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN DIVIDE IT GEOGRAPHICALLY, YOU CAN DIVIDE IT BY DISTRICT.

YOU CAN GET DIVIDED UP A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT IT IS A GOOD WAY TO PROVIDE, UM, YOU KNOW, CONSTRUCTION OR PROJECTS THAT DON'T REALLY FACE PERMITTING OR ENGINEERING DESIGN KIND OF CHALLENGES IF WE'RE GOING OUT.

AND THERE'S A BUNCH OF, YOU KNOW, CRACKED SIDEWALK THAT WE WANT TO REPLACE AND THERE'S NO TREES IN THE WAY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

THAT'S, YOU KNOW, A REALLY GOOD CANDIDATE FOR AN ID IQ SIDEWALK PROJECT, UM, THAT OF COURSE CAN APPLY TO A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT THINGS, SIGNALS AND SIGNS AND MARKINGS AND, UM, BIKEWAYS AND ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT PROGRAMS. WE'LL BE ABLE TO USE THAT ID IQ TO GET WORK OUT IN THE FIELD QUICKLY IS REALLY THE POINT ON, ON PROJECTS THAT ARE NOT, UM, YOU KNOW, TECHNICALLY COMPLEX FROM A DESIGN OR PERMITTING PERSPECTIVE.

THAT'S APPRECIATED.

I, UH, THANKS FOR GOING INTO A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL ABOUT HOW, HOW THOSE CONTRACTS WOULD WORK.

UM, ARE THERE ANY IDEAS FOR THE SIGNAGE? I KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'VE DONE SOME CREATIVE THINGS.

Y'ALL HAD DONE SOME CREATIVE, THE BIKE SIGNAGE AND DOWNTOWN SPECIFICALLY, BUT AS WE DO THINGS LIKE URBAN TRAILS OR BIKE LANES AND OTHER AREAS, IS THERE, UM, AN INTENT RIGHT NOW TO IMPROVE UPON OUR BIKE, SIGNAGE, UM, OPTIONS? IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE CONSIDERING WITH THIS? WELL, ONE

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OF THE THINGS I HEAR QUITE A BIT, UM, IS PLAY FINDING.

SO IF YOU'RE ON A TRAIL, WHERE DOES THAT TAKE YOU? UM, AND I KNOW THAT THERE'S BEEN SOME THOUGHT IN, THERE'VE BEEN TRAILS PROGRAM ABOUT HOW TO REVAMP AND UPDATE THEIR WAYFINDING.

UM, AND I BELIEVE THAT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF OUR, UM, ONE OF OUR PRIORITIES IN 2021.

THAT'S REALLY GREAT.

I KNOW AS I BUY IT'S NEAR THE CAP METRO STATION NEAR THE CONVENTION CENTER, THE ONE THAT CAME IN AHEAD OF TIME AND UNDER BUDGET, WHICH IS ALWAYS GREAT TO HEAR.

UM, AT FIRST IT WAS A LITTLE TRICKY FOR ME TO NAVIGATE ON A BIKE.

AND SO IT JUST GOT ME THINKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, AS PEOPLE MAY BE NEW TO COMMUTING BY BICYCLE, HOW DO WE MAKE IT A LITTLE, HOW DO WE HELP PEOPLE HAVE CONFIDENCE TO, TO TRY THAT AND TO KNOW WHERE THEY'RE GOING INTO NO, THEY'RE IN THE RIGHT SPOT, ESPECIALLY WHERE THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF CONSTRUCTION HAPPENING SOMETIMES.

UM, IT GETS A LITTLE SCARY WHEN YOU'RE KIND OF IN THE MIDDLE OF A LANE.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO GO.

UM, SO I, I'VE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT BIKES, SIGNAGE, OR PAINT COLORS.

I KNOW THAT'S SOMETHING THAT TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS HAVE ALREADY DONE FOR DIFFERENT MOBILITY OPTIONS.

UM, SO I KNOW THAT'S ON YOUR MIND AND WAS JUST CURIOUS ABOUT HOW THAT WOULD WORK WITH THIS PROPOSITION COUNCIL MEMBER.

WE'LL LOOK INTO THAT.

I THINK THAT'S A GREAT SUGGESTION.

SO, UM, UH, EVEN ABSENT OF THIS BOND PROGRAM, IT'S A BIGGER CONVERSATION.

SO THAT'S A GOOD ONE.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL GET BACK WITH YOU ON THAT ONE.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND MY LAST THOUGHT WOULD BE, UM, SEEING AS HOW COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR HAD LED ON THE CREATION OF THE CONSERVATION CORPS.

I WASN'T SURE IF THERE WAS ANY OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE INITIATIVES TO, TO BENEFIT EACH OTHER.

SO I HADN'T DUG INTO IT ENOUGH OR EVEN REALLY SPOKEN WITH COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER ABOUT IF, IF YOU KNOW, I'M SURE SHE'S GOT HER HANDS ON IT.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY OPPORTUNITIES, BUT I THOUGHT IF THERE WERE ANY, UM, THAT THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD PARTNERSHIP IF THEY HAVE THE SAME GOAL AND ARE ANYTHING'S HAPPENING IN THE SAME SPACES, THAT MIGHT BE AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION YES.

INTO THAT COUNSEL ROLE.

UM, YEAH, I'LL JUST SAY, I MEAN, I THINK THAT THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES HERE WHERE, UM, YOU KNOW, WE COULD POTENTIALLY PARTNER WITH THE HLC AND AGAIN, IT GOES BACK TO SOME OF THE WORKFORCE QUESTIONS THAT I WAS ASKING BEFORE.

THIS IS LESS ABOUT THE CONTRACTORS AND MORE ABOUT, UH, UM, THE INDIVIDUALS.

BUT, BUT I THINK, UM, IT'S CERTAINLY A WAY THAT WE SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT, UM, PROJECTS AND, UM, MY OFFICE.

CAN YOU TELL ME WHO THE APPROPRIATE PERSON WE CAN CONNECT YOU UP WITH? WHO'S IN CHARGE OF THE, A TRIPLE C WORK, UM, TO SEE IF THERE'S SOME INTERESTING OVERLAP, THANK YOU, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS FOR RAISING THAT THAT'S A GREAT INITIATIVE.

YEAH.

AND SOME OF HER ELLIS, I THINK THAT THAT'S, I MEAN, THAT WAS SUCH A GREAT PROGRAM AND I KNOW THAT COUNCIL MEMBER ULTRA HAS BEEN WORKING ON SHEPHERDING THAT.

AND SO I APPRECIATE THAT THIS MIGHT CREATE SOME REALLY COOL SYNERGIES THERE.

SO, UM, LET'S SEE.

UH, WE HAVE, UH, ABOUT FIVE MORE MINUTES FOR THIS HOUR, A LOT OF TIME.

UH, ARE THERE OTHER QUESTIONS, COUNCIL MEMBER QUENTIN'S DID YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS? YEAH.

OKAY.

ELOQUENT QUESTIONS, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER OR, OKAY.

I HAVE ONE, ONE LAST ONE.

I DID YOU, DID YOU FINISH YOURS? COUNCILMEMBER ELLS? I DID.

I GOT MY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UH, WELL, UM, I HAVE ONE OTHER, UH, WELL ACTUALLY IT'S NOT REALLY A QUESTION.

I JUST, IT'S TRULY JUST A POINT THAT I, THAT I WANNA MAKE.

CAUSE I KNOW THAT, UH, FOLKS, UM, UH, IN SOUTH AUSTIN, UH, CONTINUALLY ASK ABOUT THAT.

AND I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT AGAIN THAT THE DEATH OF BERKS FROM SPUR, UH, TRAIL IS ONE OF OUR, I THINK IT'S A TIER ONE TRAIL.

AND SO IT'S ONE THAT WOULD BE IN THE MIX FOR CONSIDERATION FOR FUNDING UNDER THIS.

AND SO JUST WANT TO REASSURE FOLKS IN SOUTH AUSTIN.

UM, AND THEN I'M ALSO JUST, I MEAN, I DON'T MEAN TO PICK OUT PARTICULAR PROJECTS, REALLY EXCITING PROJECTS HERE, BUT I ALSO WANT TO GIVE A NOD TO THE PLEASANT VALLEY PROJECT, WHICH IS JUST GOING TO CREATE GREAT SYNERGIES WITH PROJECT CONNECT AND THE BRT ALONE THERE.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT, THAT I KNOW OUR STAFF IDENTIFIED A WHILE BACK AND WE'VE, YOU KNOW, TALKED ABOUT FUNDING THROUGH CAMPO AND OTHER MEANS.

AND SO THIS IS VERY EXCITING TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THAT.

SO, UH, THANKS EVERYONE.

THIS IS A, THIS IS VERY HELPFUL.

I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE ON TOP OF THAT.

THIS, YOU KNOW, ONCE AGAIN, OUR TRANSPORTATION TEAM, UM, IS, IS DOING A GREAT JOB.

I MEAN, Y'ALL HAVE DEMONSTRATED OVER THE YEARS WITH THE, UM, 2018 BONDS THAT YOU KNOW, HOW TO GET BIG PROJECTS DONE.

AND SO, SO WE JUST, YOU KNOW, SO THE VOTERS HAVE NOW GIVEN YOU, AND WE JUST GAVE YOU AN EVEN TALLER.

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I MEAN, I KNOW THAT YOU ALL CAN DO IT.

SO, UM, AND I, I LIKED THE GRAPHIC.

I LIKE THE LITTLE GRAPHIC WITH THE MOUNTAIN CLIMBER, SO, OKAY GUYS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, WE APPRECIATE Y'ALL'S TIME TODAY.

THIS IS VERY HELPFUL.

[3. Update on Red Line Parkway (15 minutes).]

UM, SO ADAM, EVERYONE IS UPDATE, UM, ON THE RED LINE PARKWAY AND ABOUT 15 MINUTES OR SO, UH, FOR THAT UPDATE.

SO CERTAIN WHO IS GIVING US THE UPDATE, BUT IF WE'LL HAVE THOSE BRING THOSE FOLKS IN.

OH, AND, UM, I BELIEVE COUNCIL MEMBER POOL MAY BE TRYING TO GET IN.

OKAY, GREAT.

URBAN TRAILS PROGRAM.

EVERYONE HEAR ME? OKAY.

UM, YES WE CAN.

AND THE COUNCIL MEMBER POOL WELCOME.

WE ARE NOW ON OUR SECOND, UM, BRIEFING ITEM, WHICH RELATES TO THE RED LINE PARKWAY.

OH SURE.

TIMING.

THANKS SO MUCH.

GREAT.

AND I HAVE PRESENTATIONS.

I'M HOPING THAT THAT IS BEING BROUGHT UP.

UM, BUT I'M JUST GOING TO DO AN OVERVIEW OF THE RED LINE TRAIL KIND OF WHERE WE ARE NOW AND THEN OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE RED LINE PARKWAY INITIATIVE.

AND THEN I'LL HAND IT OVER TO TOM WALL WITH THE RED LINE PARKWAY INITIATIVE TO TALK ABOUT HIS ORGANIZATION.

OKAY.

WE NEED TO LET TOM WALDEN ALSO.

OKAY.

UM, WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SO HAD HIM, AS I SAID, I WILL GIVE AN OVERVIEW TALK ABOUT WHAT'S COMPLETED OUR ACTIVE PROJECTS AND THEN THE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WE'RE WORKING ON.

AND THEN WE'LL LEAVE SOME TIME FOR QUESTIONS.

NEXT SLIDE.

EXCELLENT.

THERE WE GO.

UM, SO AN OVERVIEW OF THE REDLINE TRAIL, THIS IS A 32 MILE PROPOSED TRAIL NETWORK THAT YOU CAN SEE HERE AND IT FOLLOWS CAPITAL METRO'S RED LINE RAIL FROM DOWNTOWN AUSTIN TO LEANDER AND ABOUT 10 MILES OF TRAIL CURRENTLY EXIST.

BUT I DO WANT TO NOTE THAT SOME OF THIS IS, UM, ALONG NEW HOPE DRIVE IN CEDAR PARK.

SO IT'S STILL CONNECTED TO REDLINE TRAIL, BUT IT'S NOT PART OF THIS 32 MILES.

UM, AND SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S A PRETTY AMBITIOUS UNDERTAKING FOR COMPLETING THIS WHOLE CORRIDOR.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THEN WE'LL GO OVER SOME OF THE COMPLETED SEGMENTS.

UM, ONE OF THE LONGER PIECES IS WHAT YOU SEE HERE.

UM, AND IT RUNS FROM ABOUT HOLLY SHORES UP INTO CHERRYWOOD AND PASS STATION.

AND THIS IS ALL A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

IT'S NOT A UNIFORM SEGMENT.

SO PART OF IT IS THE, I DUNNO, STREET PROTECTED BIKE LANES, WHICH IS PICTURED HERE.

AND THEN ANOTHER PART IS KIND OF THE STANDARD URBAN TRAIL, WHICH YOU CAN SEE A PICTURE HERE OF UPPER BOGGY CREEK TRAIL, WHICH OPENED IN 2019 AND IS A 15 FOOT CONCRETE TRAIL THAT RUNS FROM, UM, 12TH STREET TO MLK STATION.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND THEN ANOTHER COMPLETED SEGMENT IS A LONG AIRPORT BOULEVARD.

SO HERE YOU SEE IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN THE OFF STREETS.

UM, TOTALLY OFF STREETS, SEPARATED TRIAL, BUT IT'S STILL THIS NICE SHARED USE PATH ALONG THE AIRPORT.

AND THIS CONNECTS FROM HIGHLAND TO CRESTVIEW STATION STATION NEXT.

AND THEN UP NORTH, THERE ARE TWO EXISTING SEGMENTS, ONE NEAR LAKELAND STATION, AND THEN ONE PICTURED HERE AT AVERY RANCH.

YOU CAN SEE THE MAP THAT SHOWS BOTH OF THESE SEGMENTS.

OKAY, NEXT SLIDE.

SO THEN FOR ACTIVE PROJECTS, WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON LOWER BOGGY CREEK TRAIL, AND THIS WILL EXTEND FROM ROSEWOOD TO 12TH STREET AND CONNECT TO THE UPPER BOGGY CREEK TRAIL.

IT'S AS SHOWN EARLIER.

AND WHAT'S REALLY EXCITING ABOUT THIS

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PROJECT IS IT WILL BE AUSTIN'S FIRST SEPARATED, DUAL-TRACK URBAN TRAIL.

SO YOU CAN SEE IN THIS IMAGE, THERE'S TWO PATHS.

ONE IS FOR PEDESTRIANS AND PEOPLE MOVING SLIGHTLY SLOWER.

AND THEN THE OTHER IS THIS WIDER PATH FOR BICYCLISTS OR PEOPLE ON WHEELS MOVING FASTER.

SO THIS ALLOWS JUST A MORE COMFORTABLE EXPERIENCE.

SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE AND CONSTRUCTION IS GOING TO BE COMPLETE IN MID FEBRUARY.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND THEN ANOTHER ACTIVE PROJECT IS THE PORTION FROM NORTHERN WALNUT CREEK TRAIL TO BREAKER.

SO THIS WILL CONNECT THE WALNUT CREEK TRAIL SYSTEM SOUTH TO BREAKER AND THE AUSTIN FC STADIUM.

AND THIS IS ADJACENT TO THE PROPOSED BROADMORE STATION AND IT'LL BE REALLY BENEFICIAL CONNECTION, CONNECTING PEOPLE BOTH TO THE CAT METRO STATIONS AND TO THE FUTURE OF STADIUM, WHICH CAN HELP MOVE PEOPLE AROUND ON GAME DAY.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE URBAN TRAILS PROGRAM IS FOCUSED ON IMPLEMENTING THE URBAN TRAIL NETWORKS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, BUT THEN WE ALSO ARE PARTNERING WITH REDLINED PARKWAY INITIATIVE, WHICH FOCUSES JUST ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS RED LINE CORRIDOR.

AND AS REMINDER, COUNCIL PASSED A RESOLUTION IN 2019, THAT CALLED FOR THE FORMATION OF A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND REDLINED PARKWAY INITIATIVE.

AND THIS IS ALMOST FINALIZED UNDER LEGAL REVIEW NOW, UM, WE'VE ALREADY BEEN WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH THE ORGANIZATION AND THE GREAT THING ABOUT PARTNERS IS THAT THEY CAN HELP BY LEVERAGING VOLUNTEERS AND PRIVATE RESOURCES.

SO THE PARTNERSHIP THAT WE'RE WORKING ON IS MODELED OFF OF THE PARTNERSHIP THAT WE HAVE WITH SHOAL CREEK CONSERVANCY AND THEN OTHER TRAIL PARTNERS THAT WE WORK WITH VERY FREQUENTLY, OUR HILL COUNTRY CONSERVANCY THE TRAIL FOUNDATION, AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION, AND WATERLOO GREEN, MY, AND THERE I'M SURE ARE OTHERS AS WELL.

UM, KATIE, EXCUSE ME REAL QUICK.

I JUST WANT TO JUMP IN HERE IF I COULD SHARE JUST BRIEFLY TO ACKNOWLEDGE ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT GROUPS, UH, IN PARTICULAR, UH, TOM, UH, MY OFFICE WORKED CLOSELY WITH HIM AND WITH STAFF ON, UH, THE RESOLUTION