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27TH, 2021,

[Call to Order]

THE, UH, AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING, UH, BEING HANDLED HERE, UH, VIRTUALLY, UH, IT IS, UH, 10 OH FIVE GOING TO BEGIN OUR

[Consent Agenda (Part 1 of 2)]

MEETING.

LET ME FIRST READ INTO THE RECORD, THE, UH, UH, CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS, UH, ITEM NUMBER 20 IS BEING POSTPONED TO, UH, FEBRUARY, UH, 18, UH, ITEM NUMBER 21 IS, UM, UH, WITHDRAWN, UH, ITEM NUMBER 34.

THE ENDING DATE ON THE TERM IS SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2024, NOT 2023.

ITEM NUMBER 34 ON JANUARY 19, 2021 WAS APPROVED BY THE AUSTIN ROSEWOOD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION NUMBER FIVE-O VOTE WITH BOARD MEMBER BURNS ABSTAINING FROM THE VOTE ITEM.

NUMBER 40 IS WITHDRAWN ITEM NUMBER 54.

UH, THE SPONSORS FOR ITEM NUMBER 54 SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, WENT THIS CAPTAIN MAYOR.

I APOLOGIZE.

UH, THERE'S ACTUALLY AN AMENDED CHANGES IN CORRECTION.

THAT SHOULD BE ITEM 57 AND NOT 54.

OKAY, SO THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE 57.

THE COSAR IFC, IS THAT CORRECT? OKAY.

SO OUT OF 57 COUNCIL MEMBER POINT, THIS IS THE NOTED AS A SPONSOR, UH, MAYOR.

YES.

I HAVE THOUGHT IN OUR AGENDA THAT WAS POSTED THAT, UH, THAT WAS COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MEDICINES ITEM.

I WONDERED IF THERE WAS AN ERROR ON THE CHANGES IN CORRECTIONS.

I'M NOT SURE IF IT'S BEEN FIXED ON THE NEWEST ONE, BUT THE ONE THAT WE GOT LAST NIGHT HAS ITEM 54 AND IT SHOWS COUNCIL MEMBER CASAR, BUT IN OUR AGENDA THAT WAS COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MEDICINE.

I THINK 57 IS TO IMPROVE TRASH COLLECTION, WHICH IS THE COSAR.

SO THAT'S SO THAT'S THE CHECK.

I UNDERSTAND.

SO OUR CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS SHOULD SAY 57, RIGHT? THAT'S ALL THE SPONSORS TO CORRECT.

ALL RIGHT, THANKS.

SORRY.

I MISSED MRS. THAT'S OKAY.

THAT'S OKAY.

I THINK WE HAVE WHAT TWO PULLED ITEMS, ITEM 13 TOVO AND ITEM 31 KELLY, IS THAT CORRECT? BUT I WOULD LIKE TO PULL ITEM 25.

OKAY.

SO CONSISTENT WITH THE WAY WE WERE LAYING OUT SPEAKERS, UM, BECAUSE WE HAVE MULTIPLE SPEAKERS TO SPEAK ON THE, UH, ON THE HOTEL ISSUES.

WE'RE GOING TO PULL ITEMS 27 TO, UH, WHAT DOES THE 27 TO 32, UH, GETTING PULLED 27 TO 32 GETTING PULLED.

UH, THERE IS SOMEONE PULLING ALL OF THOSE 27 TO 32.

SO I'M JUST PULLING UP A HOTEL THINGS TOGETHER.

I'M SORRY, I MISSED WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT SPEAKING THAT'S OKAY.

SO 27 TO 32 WILL BE PULLED.

WE'LL TAKE SPEAKERS ON THOSE 27 TO 32 AT 3:00 PM.

UH, IT'LL BE A MINUTE EACH FOR THE SPEAKERS, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR.

UM, THANK YOU.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT ME TO DO THIS NOW OR WHEN YOU FINISH.

UM, BUT I WANTED TO, I HAVE ITEM 58, WHICH IS A RESOLUTION THAT I AUTHORED AND I WOULD LIKE TO POSTPONE THAT FOR ONE WEEK TO FEBRUARY 4TH VIA THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THERE'S SOME FINAL DETAILS THAT THE APPLICANT NEEDS TO WORK OUT, WHICH CAN BE COMPLETED BY OUR NEXT MEETING.

THIS IS RELATED TO THE CHAMPION'S PREP DAYS, 58 BEING POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 4TH.

YES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YEP.

ACTION TO THAT POSTPONEMENT HEARING.

NO, NO, WE'LL STAY ON THE CONSENT, BUT IT'S POSTPONED IT TO FEBRUARY 4TH.

UM, UH, CATHERINE.

COOL.

THANKS.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY.

I WANTED TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW WHO IS SPEAKING ON THE ITEMS RELATING TO THE HOTEL.

THAT ITEM 32 IS THE HOTEL PURCHASE BEING RECOMMENDED.

THAT IS IN DISTRICT SEVEN.

UH, WE, UH, CONDUCTED SOME PRETTY EXTENSIVE, UH, COMMUNITY, UH, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH AND ANSWERED

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A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS.

AND, UM, EXCEPT THAT THIS HAS CLOSED FOR SPEAKERS.

I HAD EXPECTED THIS TO BE APPROVED ON CONSENT TODAY.

AND SO I WANTED TO LET FOLKS KNOW IF THEY WERE PLANNING TO HANG AROUND WITH US UNTIL THREE O'CLOCK TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF THIS, THAT I FULLY ANTICIPATE THAT THIS WILL PASS.

UM, AND, UH, AND WE CAN GIVE YOU YOUR TIME BACK, UM, UH, FOR, UH, OTHER OTHER ACTIVITIES, BUT I APPRECIATE THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR THIS HOTEL.

AND I, UM, I SUPPORT IT TOO.

OKAY, GREAT.

UM, UPPER MADISON HAS NOTICED AN AMENDMENT ON ITEM NUMBER 56, UM, IS HAD AMENDMENT, UH, UH, ACCEPTABLE TO COUNTER BEFORE THIS, OR SHOULD WE NEED TO PULL THIS ITEM? UH, YOU KNOW, I DESK MY REMARKS, I'D LIKE TO DAVE MAYER.

I DON'T KNOW.

I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IT ON CONSENT AND I DO PLAN TO ACCEPT THE AMENDMENT, UH, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE SOME REMARKS ON IT.

SO WHENEVER IS A GOOD TIME FOR THAT.

WE'LL GIVE EVERYBODY A CHANCE TO SPEAK ON THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS, BUT IF THE SIX ON CONSENT INCLUDES THEN THE HARPER MADISON, THEN YES.

UM, THANK YOU.

UM, AGAIN, COLLEAGUES CONVERSATIONS ON THE POLL ITEMS AND THE LIKE HAPPY MAYOR.

I HAVE A QUESTION FOR STAFF ABOUT WHY 4D IS BEING WITHDRAWN, BUT I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO, AS I INDICATED IN THE WORK SESSION, I NEED TO CLARIFY, I NEED TO OFFER SOME CLARIFYING LANGUAGE FOR MY IFC NUMBER 55.

SO, UM, WE CAN LEAVE IT ON CONSENT AND THAT CAN OFFER THAT CLARIFYING LANGUAGE OR I CAN PULL IT AND DO IT QUICKLY.

UM, WHATEVER YOUR LET'S SEE IF WE CAN DO THAT ON CONSENT, KEVIN OF IT TURNS INTO TWO PEOPLE WANT TO TALK ABOUT, THEN WE'LL GO AHEAD AND PULL IT.

THANKS.

SO IF, IF I COULD JUST ASK STAFF MAYOR, WHY NUMBER 40 IS BEING SUGGESTED FOR WITHDRAWAL.

WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT.

OUR COUNCIL MEMBER.

OKAY.

KINSEY, I'M SORRY.

CAN I JUST FOLLOW UP CITY MANAGER OR BILL TO GET US, UM, SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THAT BEFORE THE DAY IS OUT? I JUST WANT TO BE SURE BEFORE, I GUESS WE ALWAYS HAVE NEXT WEEK TOO.

IT'S JUST, IT'S AN IMPORTANT PROGRAM AND I JUST WANT TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT THE IMPACT IS OF WITHDRAWING IT TODAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I WOULD LIKE TO PULL ITEM NUMBER 42, PLEASE FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION ITEM 42.

YES.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO SPEAKERS THAT ARE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK TO US THIS MORNING, UM, AND WE'RE GOING TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO SPEAK THE CONSENT AGENDA.

COLLEAGUES IS ITEMS ONE THROUGH 60 ITEMS THAT I HAVE BEEN PULLED RIGHT NOW ARE 13, UM, 27, 28, 29, 30 31 32.

ALSO ITEM 42 25 AND 25.

I'D PUT THAT ON THE WRONG LINE.

AND THANK YOU.

UH, SO 25 IS PAUL.

I HAVE, AGAIN THAT PULLED I A CONSENT AGENDA IS ONE THROUGH 60 PULLED ITEMS. RIGHT NOW ARE 1325, 27, 28, 29, 30 31 AND 32.

AND ITEM 42 PROBABLY SHOULD BE READY TO HEAR FROM SPEAKERS JUST BY WAY OF GOING THROUGH THE DAY HERE REAL QUICK, REAL QUICKLY, WE HAVE A SPEAKERS THIS MORNING ABOUT 23.

THEY'RE GOING TO SPEAK FOR THREE MINUTES EACH WE'LL, UH, THEN, UH, UH, CONSIDER THE CONSENT AGENDA.

I CONSIDER COLD ITEMS IF WE CAN.

UM, UH, WE ALSO HAVE, UH, UH, AT NOON FOR SITCOM, UH, SPEAKERS AT, UH, NOON.

UH, THERE'LL ALSO BE THREE MINUTES EACH AT 2:00 PM.

WE WILL TAKE THE 19 SONY SPEAKERS, UM, AT THREE MINUTES EACH, UH, AND THEN AT 3:00 PM, WE'LL TAKE THE, UH, SPEAKERS ON ITEMS 27 AND 30 TO ONE MINUTE EACH.

UM, THAT'S KIND OF THE DAY.

WE'RE ALSO WANTING TO HAVE SPACE FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON A MAY ELECTION.

UH, AT SOME POINT DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY, LET'S SEE HOW THIS IS, UH, HOW THIS IS, UH, UH, ROLLING OUT.

UM, AND, UH, I HAVE A, UH, UH, UH, COVID CALL AT NOON, UH, THAT I'M ON A NEED TO GO TO, UH, AT, UH, AT NOON.

UM, SO IF THE CLERK IS AVAILABLE TO US AND CAN CALL, UH, AS KATHY, REMEMBER, BEFORE WE HEAR THIS

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GIRL, I JUST WANTED A COUPLE OF WORDS IF I MAY, ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH.

UM, SO JANUARY IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH.

AND TYPICALLY IN THE COURSE OF OUR COUNCIL MEETINGS, WE PRESENT PROCLAMATION BECAUSE WE'RE VIRTUAL IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT.

WE'RE NOT ABLE TO DO THAT, BUT MY OFFICE HAS, HAS PREPARED A PROCLAMATION FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS THAN I JUST WANTED TO SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT IT TODAY.

UM, OVER YOU SAY IT, WE HAVE SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS IN OUR CITY THAT ARE DOING REALLY IMPORTANT WORK, AND THIS ONE IS SAFE CARES, WHICH IS, IS ONE OF SEVERAL GREAT PROGRAMS ENTITY THAT PROVIDES TRAUMA INFORMED SUPPORT TO SURVIVORS OF EXPLOITATION.

AND ACCORDING TO SOME OF THE INFORMATION THEY SHARED, UM, MANY VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING MAY NOT SELF IDENTIFY DUE TO THE PSYCHOLOGICAL MANIPULATE AND THAT'S USED BY TRAFFICKERS.

AND SO COMMUNITY MEMBERS MAY NOT EASILY RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

SO I ENCOURAGE, I ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO SEEK OUT THAT INFORMATION AND TO INFORM THEMSELVES.

SO IT'S REALLY CRITICAL THAT WE RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS AROUND THIS ISSUE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND CONTINUE TO IMPROVE OUR TRAINING FOR OUR FIRST RESPONDERS TO IDENTIFY AND TO SUPPORT OUR VICTIMS AND TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE QUALITY MEDICAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES IN PLACE FOR OUR SURVIVORS.

SO THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE, ARE WORKING TO RAISE AWARENESS AND TO PROVIDE SOURCES TO THOSE SURVIVORS.

IT THANK YOU.

IS THE CLERK WITH US? WE'RE READY.

OKAY.

UM, BY THE WAY, JUST REAL FAST THERE'S LAKE BACK UP IN ITEMS, 10, 12, 25 31 32 34 53 65, 66 67 68 71 AND 83 CLERK.

IF YOU WILL CALL THE

[Public Comment (Part 1 of 4)]

MORNING SPEAKERS, THEY EACH HAVE THREE MINUTES.

FIRST SPEAKER IS MONICA.

YES.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

GO AHEAD.

HELLO DEAN.

OH, OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, SORRY, NOT USED TO BEING FIRST ONE ON THE COUNCIL DAY.

GOOD MORNING.

I'M MONICA GUZMAN POLICY DIRECTOR FOR GABA THOUGH.

OFTEN BOTTOM WAS OFTEN SPEAKING ON ITEMS, 1356 AND 57 ON ITEM 13.

I HAD A BRIEF CONVERSATION WITH JOHN GUTMAN, BUNK ASPEN HEIGHTS BACK IN, UH, BEFORE THE HOLIDAY BREAK ABOUT THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT I AM.

UH, AND THIS IS MORE FROM A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE.

UM, I AM CONFIDENT THAT, UM, THE DEVELOPMENT IS THE RIGHT MOVE.

IT ALLOWS HER FAMILY FRIENDLY, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, VERY MUCH IN THE URBAN CORE DOWNTOWN FOR PEOPLE WHO WORK DOWNTOWN, THEY CAN BE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OR RIDE A BUS INSTEAD OF HAVING TO CROSS TOWN AND DEAL WITH MULTIPLE TRANSFERS AND JUGGLING CHILDCARE AS WELL.

UM, AND WHEN HOPEFULLY COUNCIL APPROVES IT, THAT, UM, ASPEN HEIGHTS WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, AS WELL AS UNITED WAY AND PARTNERS FOR ANY CHILDHOOD, UH, ONSITE CHILDHOOD OR NEARBY FOR THE RESIDENTS ITEM 56.

UM, GABA WANTS TO UNDERSCORE THE COMMENTS BY SOUTHEAST NEIGHBORS WHO YOU ARE HEARING FROM EITHER ALREADY BEFORE TODAY, OR YOU WILL BE HEARING LATER DAY TO ENSURE THIS RESOLUTION IS MORE THAN SYMBOLIC.

AND MORE THAN A REVIEW OF REGULATIONS, WE URGE YOU TO PUT STRONG BENCHMARKS IN PLACE THAT WILL ENSURE YOU'RE MAKING THE COMMUNITY SAFER.

EVEN WHEN THE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT IN THEIR IMMEDIATE AREA.

IT IS UPSTREAM.

THERE NEEDS TO BE LOOKING AT A TIMELINE AS THE DEVELOPMENT INCREASES, NOT ONLY HOW WILL IT IMPACT THE COMMUNITY WHERE THE DEVELOPMENT IS, BUT COMMUNITIES DOWNSTREAM, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH A HISTORY OF A DISASTER RELATED LOSSES, BOTH IN PROPERTY AND LIFE.

I AM 57 AND I SPEAK IN A DISTRICT FOUR RESIDENT CAPACITY.

I VERY MUCH SUPPORT THIS ITEM AND CONSIDERING THE HISTORY OF FAMILIES LIVING IN FOURPLEXES WHO DO NOT HAVE INDIVIDUAL TRASH PINS INSTEAD, THEY HAVE, WE DON'T A DUMPSTER FOR A FOURPLEX.

IT'S AN INVITATION TO ILLEGAL DUMPING IN 2015, AS PART OF RESTORE RUNDBERG, THERE HAD BEEN MULTIPLE CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN RESIDENTS RESTORE, RUNDBERG CITY, COMMUNITY LEADERS, UH, ENGAGED WITH, UH, WITH CONVERSATIONS AND ACTION WITH THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT.

AS WELL AS AUSTIN RESOURCE RECOVERY CAMERAS WERE SET UP.

THEY HAD FOUND TWO VEHICLES THAT WERE COMING IN FOR LEGAL DUMPING, BUT IT JUST DOESN'T REALLY SEEM TO DROP OFF.

NEVER KNEW WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT.

THERE HAD BEEN CONVERSATION AT THAT TIME ABOUT REPLACING THE DUMPSTERS WITH INDIVIDUAL TRASH BINS.

AGAIN, THAT JUST SEEMED TO DISAPPEAR.

SO I AM VERY HAPPY THAT COUNCIL MEMBER CAUSE ARE MY REPRESENTATIVE ON COUNCIL

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IS PUTTING THIS, UH, ITEM FORWARD.

AND, UH, ME AND MANY OTHER DISTRICT FOUR RESIDENTS, AS I'M SURE, ESPECIALLY THOSE ON BROWNIE DRIVE AND OTHER AREAS LIKE THAT, WE'RE HAVING TO DEAL WITH IT.

WE VERY MUCH LIKE TO SEE THAT CHANGE.

NEXT SPEAKER IS SALINA.

HELLO CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS SELENA.

AND, UM, IT'S GOOD TO SEE ALL OF Y'ALL.

I AM THE PRESIDENT OF THE AUSTIN EMS ASSOCIATION.

AND I'M SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION TO ITEM 25, WHICH IS THE CREATION OF EFC 17, WHICH IS A PFLUGERVILLE FIREFIGHTER INITIATIVE, CREATING A TAXING ENTITY ON PRIMARILY PFLUGERVILLE RESIDENTS.

THIS IS SOMETHING THE PFLUGERVILLE FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN PUSHING FOR VERY HARD.

UM, IT IS A BULLY MOVE ON THEIR PART TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL TAX ONTO THE AUSTIN RESIDENTS AND THE ETJ.

THEY HAVE THREATENED PFLUGERVILLE CITY, COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THEIR COMMUNITY.

AND NOW THEY'RE THREATENING AUSTIN.

MOREOVER, THEY HAVE LIED ABOUT OUR SERVICE AND HAVE LIED ABOUT A SECRET PLOT OF AN AUSTIN TAKEOVER.

WHY ARE THEY SPREADING THESE LIES ABOUT AUSTIN AND PFLUGERVILLE CITY COUNCIL? THE REASON IS, IS THAT THEY ARE ASKING FOR A NEW TAX TO BE MANAGED BY A BOARD OF UNELECTED OFFICIALS.

THEY WANT AUSTINITES TO VOTE ON THIS, BUT NEVER COULD BE ABLE TO VOTE ON THE GOVERNANCE.

AGAIN, AUSTINITES IN THE ETJ ARE ALREADY PAYING FOR ONE EMS TAX, THE TAX.

THEY PAY TO TRAVIS COUNTY AND THEY ARE ALREADY PAYING FOR A SECOND EMS TAX IN THE FORM OF HIS SALES TAX TO THE FIREFIGHTERS.

IF THIS NEW TAX PASSES, AUSTIN ICE WILL BE TRIPLE TAXED FOR EMS. THIS IS THE TRUTH THAT THEY ARE DESPERATE TO HIDE.

I AM NOT ASKING YOU TO BELIEVE ME.

I'M ASKING YOU TO LISTEN TO THE LAST FEW PFLUGERVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.

AND IN FACT, LAST NIGHT, PFLUGERVILLE CITY COUNCIL POSTPONE THIS ITEM FOR MANY DIFFERENT REASONS.

I'M ASKING YOU TO SPEAK WITH YOUR PFLUGERVILLE COUNTERPARTS AND UNDERSTAND THEIR STRONG RESERVATIONS BEFORE VOTING ON THIS AS THEY ARE THE EXPERTS ON THIS.

AND IT ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY AFFECTS THEM.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME TODAY.

ALL RIGHT.

YOU CAN HEAR ME.

OKAY.

GOOD MORNING.

UM, BUT I WANTED TO COMMENT BECAUSE THERE'S JUST NO INTEREST AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM BE A PART OF A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP.

UM, THIRD ON THE MARKET RATE UNITS PER UNIT THAT COULD BE RESERVED FOR THE COMMUNITY.

I THINK YOU'D BE, WOULD GO FOR THE MARKET RATE UNITS HERE.

ONE BIG REASON AS IN TO HELP WITH PHASING ISSUES ON THE BRACKENRIDGE TRACT, WHICH HAS BEEN TIED TO MARRIED STUDENT HOUSING.

IF THEY TAKE THOSE OUT AND THE COLORADO BRECKENRIDGE APARTMENTS, THEY HAVE A SERIOUS SHORTAGE OF NEW VETERAN UNIT, TWO BEDROOM UNIT.

THERE'S ONLY 20 OUT OF A HUNDRED UNIT, WHICH HASN'T BEEN BUILT YET.

AND THEY CAN'T JUST REDO THAT WAY.

AND IN GREATER CAPACITY WITHOUT THE FACT, THE FACT THAT THEY NEED MORE HOUSING IN GENERAL, UM, HAVING AN EXTRA 202 BEDROOM UNIT, WHICH BY THE WAY, ISN'T THE, DURING THE DOCTOR'S REPORT 150 AT OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHERE THE KIDS NOT EVEN ABOUT A, YET THAT LAND IS GOT AN ESTIMATED BY MY FRIEND AT AROUND 30 MILLION A YEAR.

SO THEY HAVE A BIG FINANCIAL INCENTIVE NOT USED TO NOT HAVING ADDITIONAL.

UM, SO THANK YOU ANA, PLEASE BE SURE TO UNMUTE.

GOOD MORNING.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? YES.

GO AHEAD PLEASE.

OKAY.

GOOD MORNING.

MAYOR ADLER AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS AND I'M A LONG-TERM RESIDENT AT

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DISTRICT TWO.

I ALSO CURRENTLY SERVE ON THE ZONING AND PLANNING COMMISSION AND I'M NOT SPEAKING OR REPRESENTING THE COMMISSION IN ANY MANNER.

I AM SPEAKING ON ITEM 56, APRIL JACKSON, LOWER ONION CREEK 31, AND HER SON J EIGHT MONTHS, LOWER ONION CREEK, TWO MEALS, LOWER ONION CREEK VALLEY, AND AMANDA'S JR 37 DEL VALLEY, 67 SOUTHEAST TRAVIS COUNTY.

THESE ARE THE NAMES OF THOSE TICKETS FROM OUR COMMUNITIES DURING THE 2013 HALLOWEEN IN 2015, OCTOBER FLOODS FLOOD RISK NEED TO INCLUDE LOCALIZED FLOODING TO THE CREEK FLOODING ISSUES.

THE PORT INFRASTRUCTURES, ADD TO THE LOCAL ESCALATING BEFORE IT GETS TO THE CREEK OATH ISSUES OR PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES.

IN REGARDS TO EQUITY, THE COMPLETE BREAKDOWN NEEDS TO BE PROVIDED ON FLOOD, ANY ROSHAN MITIGATION EFFORTS AND NOT CREEKS AND HOW THOSE MITIGATION EFFORTS DIRECTLY BENEFIT THE RESIDENTS.

IT IS ALSO CRITICAL COLLABORATION EFFORTS WE CONTINUED OR INITIATED WITH TRAVIS COUNTY OFFICIALS AND COUNTIES THAT STREAM OF ANY QUICK WATER SHIFTS SUCH AS BLANCO AND HAYES COUNTY AND OTHER COUNTIES UPSTREAM OF OTHER LARGE WATERSHEDS EDC, IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT EFFORTS TO REINFORCED, MAINTAIN, OR ADD CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SUCH AS BRIDGES, DAMS, DETENTION IN RETENTION, PONDS, AND OTHER DRAINAGE SHEPHERD UPSTREAM TO ADDRESS INCREASED RUNOFF.

THE SOUTHEAST COMBINED NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN CONTENT TEAM VOTED DURING THEIR AUGUST, 2020 MONTHLY MEETING.

THAT LED ME TO ITEMS TO GET KRISTY IMMEDIATELY THERE FOR NOT DELAYED UNTIL THE DEVELOPMENT CODE ISSUES.

VIPER STOPPED LETTING NEEDS TO PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE IN PEOPLE'S LIVES, ENDER AND OR THEIR PROPERTIES ARE AT RISK.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION.

YEAH.

GOOD MORNING, MR. MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER.

MY NAME IS RUBY ROWA.

I'M A MEMBER OF THE AUSTIN WOMEN IN HOUSING AND A MEMBER OF THIS VOCAL PHYSICAL COMMUNITY, A LEADER FOR CENTRAL TEXAS INTERFACE, AND ALSO A MEMBER FOR THE LADIES OF CHARITY.

THE LADIES MAKE HOME VISITS AND SERVE THE FOUR IN NEED WITH HELP BY PAYING THEIR RENT AND UTILITY BILLS.

I HAVE BEEN AN ADVOCATE FOR THE POOR FOR MOST OF MY ADULT LIFE.

I HAVE VISITED MANY HOMES.

I AM TAKING THIS MOMENT TO ASK YOU TO PLEASE PUT YOURSELVES AND OUR POOR FAMILIES TO THE FAMILIES.

I VISIT WORK TWO OR THREE JOBS TO BAIT ME.

THEY MAKE A MINIMUM WAGE OR LESS AND HAVE NO HEALTH INSURANCE AND LIVE IN SUBSTANDARD HOUSING.

THERE MAY BE TWO OR THREE FAMILIES LIVING IN AN APARTMENT, SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THE CITY PURCHASED THE HEALTH SOUTH PROPERTY FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

THE 2018 COUNCIL RESOLUTION DESCRIBES THE HEALTH SOUTH PROPERTY AS AN AREA OF HIGH OPPORTUNITY AND INCREDIBLY RARE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY FOR LOWER INCOME HOUSING HOUSEHOLDS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

I RECENTLY LEARNED THAT THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT DID NOT ISSUE THE SOLICITATION FOR THE HEALTH STYLE BECAUSE THE COUNCIL IT AS AN EVEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, RATHER THAN AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING FRAUD KIT.

WHAT THIS MEANS IS THAT AFFORDABLE HOUSING WAS A VERY SMALL PIECE OF THE PROJECT INSTEAD OF A MAJOR FOCUS.

THIS EXPLAINS WHY THE PROJECT BEFORE YOU DOES NOT ACHIEVE THE MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF THE RESOLUTION IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

THE HEALTH SOUTH SIDE NEEDS MORE THAN TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS AND UNITS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES AT OR LOWER 30% OF THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME.

THE MAJORITY OF THE FAMILY, THIRD BY THE LADIES OR CHARITY OR PEOPLE OF COLOR FOLKS, LIKE SOME OF YOU ON THE DYES AND LIKE ME, I VOTED FOR YOU AND HOPE THAT YOU WOULD NOT ONLY REPRESENT US, BUT ALSO AS AN ADVOCATE, I WANT YOU TO BE THE CHAMPION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

I KNOW I AM NOT THE ONLY RESIDENT OF BOSTON WHO FEELS THIS WAY.

THE CITY HAS AN OBLIGATION TO SERVE OUR FAMILIES WITH FAITH, DECENT HOUSING THAT RESPECTS THEIR DIGNITY.

YOU WERE ELECTED TO

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MAKE OUR COMMUNITY BETTER.

ONLY YOU HAVE THE POWER TO PUT HEALTH SOUTH PROJECT ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

AND I PHRASE IT JUST FOLLOW COUNCIL MEMBER.

TOTAL'S LEAD TO TAKE STEPS TO MAXIMIZE THE NUMBER OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS PROVIDED.

NO UNITS AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS 30%.

AND THANK YOU, MARY GRAHAM.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR ADLER COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS LARRY GRAHAM AND I'M A BOARD MEMBER OF THE AUSTIN ED FUND.

AND I'M CALLING THIS MORNING IN REFERENCE TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 41.

I'M HERE THIS MORNING TO EXPRESS MY SINCERE GRATITUDE FOR THE, UH, INNOVATIVE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, THE AUSTIN ED FUND, THE AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND SEVERAL RESTAURANT VENDORS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE CAREGIVER MEAL PROGRAM.

BEGINNING IN EARLY MAY, THE CITY OF AUSTIN SUPPORTED THE EXPANSION OF AISD MEAL SERVICE SPLIT THAT CAREGIVERS RECEIVE HEALTHY MEALS PREPARED BY LOCAL RESTAURANTS, ALONGSIDE STUDENT MEALS.

THESE FUNDS WERE AWARDED TO THE AUSTIN ED FUNDS CRISIS SUPPORT FUND AND HAVE BEEN SUPPLEMENTED BY COMMUNITY DONATIONS TO THE CRISIS SUPPORT FUND.

AS OF LAST WEEK, JANUARY 21ST OVER 1 MILLION MEALS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED TO CAREGIVERS ON AVERAGE RESTAURANT VENDORS, EASY TIGER HENBIT EMMER AND RYE, GOOD WORK, AUSTIN AND OTHER RESTAURANTS SUCH AS LOCA.

THE ORO COLLEGE KITCHEN, CONTIGO ROSEDALE KITCHEN, AND THE HILLSIDE PHARMACY HAVE ALL PROVIDED 27,000 MEALS PER WEEK.

SINCE MAY.

THE CAREGIVER MEAL PROGRAM HAS NOT ONLY HELPED FEED AUSSIE FAMILIES IN NEED.

IT IS ALSO PROVIDED MORE THAN 100 RESTAURANT WORKERS.

THE ABILITY TO STAY EMPLOYED AND KEEP BELOVED LOCAL RESTAURANTS OPEN THROUGH THE PANDEMIC.

THIS AFTERNOON, YOU ARE SCHEDULED TO APPROVE AN ADDITIONAL AGREEMENT WITH THE AUSTIN ED FUND, AND WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS AMAZING PROGRAM AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON SO MANY FAMILIES AND AUSTIN.

THANK YOU, GREG ANDERSON, BRAND NEW COUNCIL MAYOR.

HOW HAS EVERYONE DONE? SO I'M CALLING IT A DOWNTOWN RESIDENT AND AFFORDABILITY ADVOCATES IS ALL SUSTAINABILITY ADVOCATE AND REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE HEALTH SOUTH OPPORTUNITY THAT YOU GUYS LOOKING AT TODAY.

I REMEMBER 13 500 HOMES ON AMAZING MIXED USE COMMUNITY VIBRANT USE FOR AN AREA THAT REALLY NEEDS A VIBRANT USE.

THAT THAT'S KIND OF ONE OF THE MORE QUIET AREAS, OUR CITY, AS YOU WELL KNOW.

UM, ALSO GOOD REMEMBER THAT THE TAXABLE VALUE OF THIS CITY SOLD PROPERTY WILL THEN GO INTO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND.

AND, YOU KNOW, SO IT, YOU KNOW, IF WE, IF WE PURCHASED TO PUT MORE AFFORDABILITY HERE AND THE PURCHASE PRICE BY THE, YOU KNOW, POTENTIAL BUYER GOES DOWN, THEN WE'RE, WE'RE QUITE REALLY, WE'RE TAKING MONEY FROM ONE POCKET AND PUTTING INTO THE OTHER POCKET.

SO, UM, I ALSO DO WANT TO CAUTION AGAINST LAST-MINUTE RE-TRADING, YOU KNOW, TO INTRODUCE, UH, YOU KNOW, A FAIRYTALE LIST, UM, IS REALLY BEST DONE.

AND THE RFP PROCESS REALLY IN THE BEGINNING, UM, LATER ON, IF WE ADD, HEY, WE ALSO WANT THIS AND WANT THAT, THAT KIND OF DEVALUES THE CITY'S POSITION IN THE FUTURE WHEN WE GO TO SELL OTHER CHECKS.

SO JUST THINGS TO THINK THROUGH, UM, AND THEN ITEM NUMBER 56, THIS IS A REALLY CRITICAL ISSUE.

GLAD THAT YOU GUYS ARE LOOKING AT THIS.

UM, AS SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN WORKING ON A DEVELOPMENT DOWN THERE OVER AFFORDABLE, UH, OVER A 100 AFFORDABLE HOMES, UM, UNDER THE CURRENT LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, WE WERE REQUIRED TO PUT IN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF PARKING FOR SIX-YEAR-OLDS PARKING THAT WE DON'T EVEN NEED.

AND I THANK YOU PREVIOUS COUNCIL FOR AFFORDABILITY ON LOCK THAT HAS GONE AWAY FOR US, BUT MARKET RATE DEVELOPERS DOWN THERE IN DISTRICT TWO, AND THEN ALL THESE OTHER DISTRICTS, THEY STILL HAVE TO BUILD TOO MUCH PARKING AND THEY CAN'T BUILD TALL ENOUGH, UM, HIGHER DENSITY DEVELOPMENT AND EXISTING.

OUR AREAS IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO BRING DOWN THAT FLOOD RISK.

AND SO I JUST REALLY HOPE THAT THIS HAS LOOKED AT COMPREHENSIVELY WITH WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO TO MAKE SURE THAT DEVELOPMENT IN THE FUTURE IS SUSTAINABLE AND EFFECTIVE.

AND WE'RE NOT JUST TAKING THIS PIECEMEAL SO EXCITED THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS, BUT ALSO REALLY EXCITED TO GET BACK TO THE NEW LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE THAT WE'RE ALSO DESPERATE FOR PRETTY SORRY, EXISTING WHEN IT'S OLDER THAN THE MAJORITY OF AUSTINITES AND OVER A THIRD OF YOU GUYS, SO GOT TO GET THERE AND EXCITED TO SEE WHAT YOU GUYS DO ON THAT FRONT.

THANKS.

TAKE CARE.

GOOD LUCK.

BUT

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HI, YES.

SORRY.

I WAS TRYING TO UNMUTE MYSELF.

UM, ARE WE SPEAKING ON THE, ON, UM, ITEM 61 ALREADY? OKAY, GO AHEAD.

UM, WELL, UM, GOOD MORNING, UH, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR OUR COMMUNITIES.

UM, I, I'M JUST CALLING IN TO SPEAK ON ITEM 61 ABOUT THE ELECTION FOR MAYOR PRO TEM AND TO EXPRESS MY PERSONAL SUPPORT FOR COUNCIL MEMBER, NATASHA HARPER MADISON, UM, HAVE BEEN SEEING SOME OF THE DEBATE OVER, UM, OUR NEXT MAYOR PRO TEM, AND JUST WANTED TO VOICE MY SUPPORT, UM, FOR, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON.

UM, I, AS I'M SURE MANY OF Y'ALL ARE TO BE DEEPLY TROUBLED BY, UM, OUR HISTORY IS SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE CITY AND HOW WE'RE SEEING A LOT OF THAT PLAY OUT IN, IN CURRENT VACCINE DISTRIBUTION.

UM, AND I THINK THAT IS FOR ONE, ONE REASON WHY IT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO HAVE REPRESENTATION, UM, ESPECIALLY IN A POSITION THAT'S LARGELY CEREMONIAL, UM, FROM OUR COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN AT LEAST REPRESENTED IN HISTORICALLY.

UM, I THINK HAVING SOMEONE WHO REPRESENTS THE EAST AUSTIN COMMUNITY, UH, WHO CAN SPEAK TO THE CONCERNS OF THE EAST AUSTIN COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY AGAIN NOW WHEN, UH, YEAR THAT HAS BROUGHT OUT, UM, THE, YOU KNOW, REALLY INEQUITIES THAT HAVE EXISTED FOR A LONG TIME, BUT ARE NOW EVEN MORE APPARENT IS JUST REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT.

I THINK HAVING SOMEONE AS A, AS A WOMAN OF COLOR MYSELF, I THINK HAVING SOMEONE IN, UM, IN THE CEREMONIAL POSITION WHO CAN, UM, YOU KNOW, REALLY, REALLY REPRESENT, UM, THE, AND, AND VOICE THE CONCERNS OF, UM, HER SPECIFIC COMMUNITY, BUT ALSO SERVE AS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR ALL, UM, YOU KNOW, WOMEN OF COLOR IN AUSTIN, UH, I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

AND IT JUST SO IMPORTANT THAT OUR CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN OF COLOR CAN SEE THEMSELVES REPRESENTED IN THESE HIGHER PROCESSES.

I KNOW WE'RE SEEING THAT A LOT.

I WON THE NATIONAL LEVEL AS WELL RIGHT NOW.

UM, AND YEAH, I JUST, I REALLY ADMIRE, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, AND TASHA HARPER MADISON, UH, WORK ON THE COUNCIL AND REALLY WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR HER AS PRAYER, MUCH AS MAYOR PRO TEM.

UM, AND AGAIN, I'D LIKE TO THANK ALL OF Y'ALL, UH, AND, YOU KNOW, WITH THE UTMOST RESPECT FOR EVERYONE WHO'S RUNNING FOR THIS POSITION.

UM, AND JEFF, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR, FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LISTEN TO ME ORMAN HI THERE, CITY COUNCIL, COUNCIL MEMBERS, THANK YOU FOR, UH, GIVING US THE CHANCE TO SPEAK.

UH, AND, AND, UH, AND THERE ARE OTHER, UH, THIS IS ADAM ORMAN WITH LUCHADORA RESTAURANT AND GOOD WORK, AUSTIN SPEAKING FOR ITEM 41.

UM, WE WANT TO, UH, WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR, UM, FOR SUPPORTING THE NISD CAREGIVERS PROGRAM, UH, BECAUSE IT IS FINALLY, UH, BECAUSE IT'S BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT IT HAS.

WE'RE ABLE TO BRING IN NEW RESTAURANTS AND MAKE AN IMPACT ON MORE, UH, MORE PEOPLE ACROSS THE AUSTIN.

UM, WE'VE USED 15 OVER 15 RESTAURANTS AND EMPLOYED OVER 280 PEOPLE WITH LIVING WAGE JOBS, UH, SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC THROUGH OUR WORK WITH, UH, WITH THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN.

UM, WE'D LIKE TO ALSO THANK YOU FOR EXTENDING THE EAT INITIATIVE, UM, THROUGH THE END OF APRIL, UH, BECAUSE OF THOSE EXTENSIONS, WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO BRING ON, UH, PROBABLY FOUR MORE RESTAURANTS WHO WILL HAVE NOW PREDICTABLE, CONSISTENT WORK, UM, AND BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR DOORS OPEN IN SAFE WAYS, UM, AND KEEP THEIR EMPLOYEES SAFE.

AND, UH, AND, AND DO, HEY, PAY OUR RENT WITHOUT ASKING PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND, UH, AND, AND RISK TRANSMISSION TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS.

UM, WE HOPE THAT YOU'LL CONTINUE WHENEVER THERE IS THE OPPORTUNITY THAT THE COURT LOCAL BUSINESSES IN THIS WAY, UM, AND TO PUT, UH, PUT SAFETY FIRST AND TO LOCAL BUSINESSES FIRST, UM, THAT YOU'LL CONTINUE TO DO SO.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND, UM, HAVE A GREAT REST OF YOUR DAY.

LAURA HERNANDEZ.

THANK YOU, COUNSEL.

MY NAME IS LAURA FERNANDEZ.

I'M A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT 10.

I'M SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF NOT NATASHA HARPER, MADISON FOR MAYOR PRO TEM OR ITEM NUMBER 61, LIKE MANY LIKE MANY AUSTIN BECAME MY ADOPTED HOMETOWN WHILE I WAS IN COLLEGE.

AS PROGRESSIVE AS MOST BELIEVE AUSTIN TO BE PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE OFTEN STILL OVERLOOK.

ONLY ONE NEED TO LOOK TO THE EVENTS OF LAST SUMMER AS AN EXAMPLE, IT IS WHY I'M URGING THE COUNCIL TO ELECT NATASHA HARPER, MADISON AS MAYOR PRO TEM ELECTRIC COUNCIL,

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WOMAN HARPER MADISON SENDS THE RIGHT SIGNAL TO THE DIVERSE COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY THE BLACK COMMUNITY THAT AUSTIN IS COMMITTED TO MEANINGFUL, PRAGMATIC, COLLABORATIVE.

IT CAN ONLY MAKE AUSTIN BETTER FOR ALL OF US.

WHILE IN GENERAL, WE BASKED IN THE GLORY OF OUR VIBRANT ECONOMY, MUSIC SCENE AND HIPNESS BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE SEE A DIFFERENT AUSTIN.

WE ARE SEGREGATED WHERE WE SEE A SEGREGATED AUSTIN.

WE SEE A CITY WHERE WE ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE STOPPED BY POLICE.

WE SEE OUR MODEST NEIGHBORHOODS GENTRIFIED, AND WE'RE FORCED OUT OF OUR OWN HOME FOR TOO LONG.

MANY HAVE LOOKED THE OTHER WAY.

INSTEAD OF FACING THOSE INEQUITIES TODAY, YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO A POSITIVE STATEMENT BY ELECTING THE TASHA HARPER MADISON IN HER STATEMENT TO COUNSEL COLLEAGUES ANNOUNCING HER INTENT TO SEEK ELECTION, TO BE MAYOR PRO TEM COUNCIL, WOMAN HARPER.

MADISON SAID, I SEE NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW TO FINALLY RESOLVE THE MAJOR CHALLENGES IT'S SPENT DECADES DANCING AROUND.

THIS REMINDS ME OF THE WORDS OF ISABEL WILKERSON IN HER BESTSELLING BOOK CASE, THE ORIGINS OF OUR DISCONTENT CHOOSE NOT TO LOOK HOWEVER AT YOUR OWN PERIL.

THE OWNER OF AN OLD HOUSE KNOWS THAT WHATEVER YOU ARE IGNORING WILL NEVER GO AWAY.

WHATEVER IS LURKING WILL FESTER.

WHETHER YOU CHOOSE TO LOOK OR NOT, IGNORANCE IS NO PROTECTION FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF INACTION, WHATEVER YOU ARE WISHING AWAY WILL NOT YOU UNTIL YOU GATHER THE COURAGE TO FACE WHAT YOU WOULD RATHER NOT SEE TO YOU.

MEMBERS OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL GATHERED THE COURAGE TO ELECT NATASHA HARPER, MADISON MAYOR PRO TEM.

THANK YOU.

SANDRA'S WATSON.

GOOD MORNING.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

GO AHEAD.

UM, YEAH.

HELLO, MS. WATSON LEAD ORGANIZER WORKING GROUP FIVE ONE TWO.

UM, I HAD A FEW ITEMS TO SPEAK TO TODAY AND I'M NOT QUITE SURE OF THE, UH, THE FORMAT HERE.

IT'S A BIT DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE'VE KNOWN, BUT, UH, I'D LOVE TO SPEAK TO ITEM 61.

LET ME TELL YOU A FEW THINGS THAT YOU ALL DON'T KNOW ABOUT NATASHA HARPER MADISON IN OCTOBER, 2018, WHILE SHE WAS RUNNING FOR COUNCIL, HER AND HER DRUNK HUSBAND.

WHO'S ALSO AN AUSTIN FIRE.

A FIREFIGHTER ASSAULTED ME AT FULL CIRCLE BAR ON 12TH AND CHICAGO.

AND WHILE I WAS GETTING TAKES A DIAZ, I DID NOT HIT THEM BACK.

I DID NOT THREATEN THEM.

I DID NOTHING TO THEM.

I MERELY LEFT THE BAR.

THEY WERE EXPLICITLY DRUNK.

SO I HEAR ALL THESE COLORFUL TAYLOR STRAIGHTENS ON THE PARTIAL HOPPING MADISON.

IT'S JUST, IT'S, IT'S THAT GUY.

WE'RE NOT GONNA TALK ABOUT, UH, ALLEGATIONS LIKE THAT IN THIS, IN THIS DISCUSSION HERE TODAY.

SO IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK MORE GENERALLY ON THIS ISSUE, THAT'S FINE.

I'M SPEAKING TO THE INTEGRITY OF THE CANDIDATE, THE INTEGRITY OF THE CANDIDATE, STEVE AND I HEAR IN THE NEXT MONTH, THIS SEC, THE SAME INDIVIDUAL, THE SAME INDIVIDUAL SAID THAT I THREATENED HER AT HER CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS.

I DID NOT EVEN KNOW SHE HAD A CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS AND THOSE ALLEGATIONS FOLLOWED ME INTO COURT THE NEXT YEAR.

SO AGAIN, WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE INTEGRITY OF CANDIDATES BEFORE WE AMPLIFY THEIR, THEIR SPECIAL POWERS.

SHE IS NOT WORTH ANY CONSIDERATION FOR MAYOR PRO TEMP.

WE HAVE BETTER CANDIDATES ON THE DIETS.

I WOULD RATHER MACKENZIE KELLY BE A MAYOR PRO TEMP.

AND I SAY THAT GRUDGINGLY, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SPEAKER.

CODY COHEN.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS CODY COLLINS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE RED RIVER CULTURAL DISTRICT, A WORLDWIDE CULTURAL TOURISM DESTINATION FOR AUTHENTIC LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, AND DRINK EXPERIENCES IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN AUSTIN.

ITEM 13 FINAL DECISION HAS DIRECT IMPACT TO THE RCDS MAKEUP IN TERMS OF DESIRABILITY, LIVABILITY, AND PUBLIC BENEFIT.

DURING THE PANDEMIC, OUR DISTRICT HAS PERMANENTLY LOST OVER 25% OF OUR 2019 MERCHANTS, INCLUDING THREE OF OUR LIVE MUSIC VENUES, A DEDICATED LIVE MUSIC VENUE ON A LONGTERM AND AFFORDABLE GROUND LEASE INSIDE OF THE HEALTH.

SOUTH DEVELOPMENT WOULD BE AN HISTORIC SHIFT TOWARDS THE BEST TYPE OF PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP THAT CREATES LIVE MUSIC PRESERVATION AND HAS BEEN HIGHLIGHTED NOT ONLY IN COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS AND THE 2017 R CD ULI TAP REPORT, BUT ALSO AS A HIGH PRIORITY OPPORTUNITY PROJECT FOR THE NEW AEDC

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THE PARTNERSHIP WITH ASPEN HEIGHTS THAT HEALTH SOUTH PRESENTS THE FIRST REAL WORLD OPPORTUNITY TO PILOT THESE MUSIC EFFORTS.

NOT ONLY IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN OUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN THE REALM OF MUSIC ECONOMY, BUT ALSO TO RETAIN OUR CITY'S BRAND AS A LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD IN OUR INDUSTRIES LATER RECOVERY.

SIMILARLY, THIS PROJECT COULD SERVE THE DISTRICTS AND GREATER DOWNTOWNS MUSIC, SERVICE, HOSPITALITY, AND CREATIVE SECTOR STAFF NEEDS THROUGH ITS AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPONENT.

FOR FOLKS WHO ARE LARGELY LOW INCOME WAGE WORKERS, CREATING HOUSING OPTIONS AND MOBILITY BY VIRTUE OF LOCATION AND PROXIMITY TO WORK WORLDS TODAY, THE DISTRICT WOULD LIKE TO FORMALLY ENDORSE THE STAFF'S WORK ON THIS ITEM AND SUPPORT COUNCIL MEMBER.

TOGO'S MOVE FOR AN APPROVAL OF ITEM 13 TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AN EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITH THE ASPEN HEIST PARTNERS AND TO INCLUDE PUBLIC BENEFIT THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH A THRIVING, CULTURAL TOURISM DISTRICT LIKE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND A DEDICATED, AFFORDABLE, AND LONG-TERM GROUND LEASE FOR LIVE MUSIC VENUE.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME.

AND YOU'LL HAVE A GREAT DAY FRANCIS.

HI, UH, MY NAME IS FRANCIS .

I'M A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF DUFF SPRINGS AND I WORK WITH GAVIN GO AUSTIN, BOMBER BOSTON.

I WOULD LIKE TO COMMAND COUNCIL MEMBER FRANTIC FOR THE OUTREACH AND LISTENING SESSIONS SHE'S BEEN DOING IN OUR COMMUNITY.

I'M CALLING IN SUPPORT ITEM 56 TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION, DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO DEVELOP STRICT RECOMMENDATION, TO REDUCE FLOODING.

I'M SURE YOU HAVE HEARD ENOUGH ABOUT OUR CONTINUOUS LIVED EXPERIENCES WITH FLOODING IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO I'M JUST GOING TO ASK THAT YOU DEVELOP A PLAN FOR STRONG REGULATIONS RESTRICTING ANY DEVELOPMENT ALONG AND IN CREEK AND WILLIAMSON CREEK TO MITIGATE FLOODING AND PREVENT DEATH AND MORE LOSSES.

AND THAT YOU WORK WITH OTHER COUNTIES UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM TO DO THE SAME.

I'M ASKING THAT YOU WORK ON A PLAN TO DEVELOP PROGRAMS THAT INCENTIVIZE RESIDENTS OR ANY FLOOD OR HEAT MITIGATION IN COMMUNITIES THAT ARE MOST IMPACTED BY CLIMATE STRESSORS AND THAT YOU PUT IN PLACE STRICT REGULATIONS FOR LOCALIZED FLOODING, SUCH AS PREVENTING INCREASE IN INCREASING IN PREVIOUS COVER IN NEIGHBORHOOD AREAS OR IN ANY REDEVELOPMENT, TRIBUTARY WATERWAYS, THE LAND HAVE HAS LIED DOWN, THEREFORE NOT SERVING THEIR PURPOSE CAUSING FLOODING IN BACKYARD AND IN HOME, WE NEED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS IN PLACE TO ALLOW THE, THE WATER FLOWS WITHIN THE STREAM.

I ALSO URGE YOU TO PUT IN PLACE A RESOLUTION FOR CITY DEPARTMENTS TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER, DOING ANY CONSTRUCTION IN THE CBD TO PREVENT RESIDENTS SUFFERING OR THEIR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE SURROUNDING OF THAT SURROUNDING IN HOW THEY, THEIR DECISION AFFECTS, UH, OUR RESIDENTS.

WE HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY RESIDENTS THAT, THAT LIVES AROUND THE CONSTRUCTION BECAUSE OF THEIR LACK OF COMMUNICATION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS, SUCH AS WATERSHED WITH PUBLIC WORKS OR PUBLIC WORKS WITH WATERSHED OR ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT.

I ASKED THAT YOU INCLUDE RESIDENTS IN YOUR DECISION-MAKING PROCESS BECAUSE WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE OF GETTING FLOODED OR SEEING OUR NEIGHBORS LOSING THEIR BELONGINGS.

WE ARE THE EXPERIENCE AND YOUR GREATEST ALLIES.

THANK YOU, MICHELLE LYNCH.

THIS IS MICHELLE ONE-INCH WITH METCALF WALL.

UM, I'M JUST THE AFRICAN NON-CONSENT.

I DON'T NEED TO SPEAK TO MUCH NEED FOR QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SPEAKER, PAPI TAYLOR.

GOOD MORNING.

MAYOR COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS KATHY TYLER.

AND TODAY I'M SPEAKING ON ITEM 13, REPRESENTING MYSELF AND AUSTIN WOMEN IN HOUSING AND NETWORK OF WOMEN WORKING FOR AND CONCERNED ABOUT ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN AUSTIN.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR GIVING THIS PROJECT SO MUCH OF YOUR ATTENTION.

I SIGNED UP AS AGAINST THE ITEM, BUT I HOPE THE COUNCIL WILL REQUIRE MORE IMPROVEMENT AND MODIFICATION SO THAT WE CAN SUPPORT THE CITY CONTRACTS WITH ASPEN

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HEIGHTS PARTNERS.

I'D LIKE TO SEE AT LEAST HALF OF THE UNIT TO BE AFFORDABLE AND TARGETING GO DEEPER THAN WHAT WAS INITIALLY PROPOSED.

THE HEALTH SITE SOUTH SITE IS SUCH A SPECIAL SITE AND SERVED IN IT AS AN IMPORTANT PRECEDENT IN HOW AUSTIN TREATS ITS PUBLICLY HELD PROPERTY.

I SUPPORT INCREASING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS THAT WILL BE INCLUDED TO BETTER REALIZE THAT STRATEGIC KALBI, BLUEPRINT, CITY ESTABLISHED AFFORDABLE HOUSING GOALS, BUT FOR THE NUMBER, UH, BOTH FOR THE NUMBER OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS, AS WELL AS THE USE OF CITY LAND, I SUPPORT ALLOWING PUBLIC VOUCHER, INCLUDING TENANT PROTECTIONS, INCLUDING A LONG-TERM LEASE RATHER THAN SELLING THE PROPERTY OUTRIGHT.

I SUPPORT INCLUSION OF FAMILY FRIENDLY BEDROOM CONFIGURATION RESERVATION OF SOME UNITS FOR THE HOMELESS AND THE INCLUSION OF CHILDCARE DURING DAY NIGHT AND WEEKEND HOURS.

WE HOPE THIS PROJECT WILL BENEFIT THOSE WHO TOIL SO HARD DOWNTOWN AND ARE VERY MODESTLY PAID, FINDING DIFFICULTY TO LIVE IN AUSTIN.

AUSTIN WOMEN IN HOUSING ARE ARDENT SUPPORTERS OF DEEPLY TARGETED AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO THE LOWEST INCOME LEVELS POSSIBLE AND TO THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF UNITS POSSIBLE.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE TIME AND CONSIDERATION YOU'RE GIVING THIS PROJECT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, DAVE ANDERSON.

SO MY NAME'S DAVE ANDERSON.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ITEM 12, BUT ONLY NEED TO SPEAK IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS THAT, UH, YOU MAY OR THE COUNCIL MAY HAVE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SPEAKER.

HMM.

HELLO? CAN YOU ALL HEAR ME? YES.

GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, GOOD, UH, GOOD MORNING.

UM, COUNCIL MEMBERS AND MEIR.

UM, FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF GO UP AND VAMOS AUSTIN IN SUPPORT OF ALL OF THE RESIDENTS AND ORGANIZERS YOU'VE HEARD FROM SOUTHEAST AUSTIN AND JUST UNDERSCORE THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS RESOLUTION.

UM, TAKING US BEYOND ANY KIND OF SYMBOLIC GESTURE TOWARD ADDRESSING FLOOD INFRASTRUCTURE, FLOOD MITIGATION, AND ACTUALLY MAKING ALL OF THE CHANGES THAT YOU ALL INTEND TO, UH, PURSUE, WHETHER IT'S IN CRITERIA MANUALS IN THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO ALL OF THAT.

UM, I JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE THE COUNCIL THAT YOU CAN STRONGLY STATE, AS I BELIEVE THIS RESOLUTION DOES YOUR INTENTION TO LIMIT, UH, DEVELOPMENT THAT WOULD WORSENS FLOODING AND YOU CAN DO SO WITHOUT EXPLICITLY BANNING ANY KIND OF INCREASES IN IMPERVIOUS COVER THAT WOULD CALL ATTENTION TO NEGATIVE BACKLASH FROM THE STATE OR OTHERWISE.

I THINK IT'S STILL WELL WITHIN YOUR PURVIEW AS COUNCIL MEMBERS TO USE YOUR DISCRETION AND STATE YOUR INTENTION TO RESPONSIBLY MANAGE DEVELOPMENT IN THESE SENSITIVE WATERSHEDS.

AND WE'RE HERE AS A COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT YOU TO DO THAT.

SO JUST AGAIN, UNDERSCORING, THE COMMENTS YOU ALL HEARD AND CONTINUE TO HEAR, AND THE FEEDBACK YOU CONTINUE TO HEAR FROM RESIDENTS IN THOSE MOST IMPACTED AREAS.

UM, AND THEN AT SEPARATELY AS A CITIZEN AND A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT NINE, UM, I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER TOGO'S AMENDMENTS TO THE HEALTH SOUTH ITEM ITEM 13, AND ALSO EXPRESS APPRECIATION FOR THAT.

UH, FOR SOME OF THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WERE UNDERSCORED IN COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON'S ADDITIONAL POSTS TO THE MESH MESSAGE BOARD.

UM, THE AFFORDABILITY ASKS ARE GOING TO BE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THIS ISN'T ANY REGULAR DEAL.

THIS IS A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC ASSET IN DOWNTOWN.

THERE'S NOTHING LIKE IT AND THERE'S NO SUBSIDY LIKE LAND.

SO PLEASE, UM, GO HARD ON THIS ONE.

UH, WE NEED TO SET A STRONG EXAMPLE AND WE NEED TO TAKE A STRONG STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AS YOU'VE HEARD FROM SO MANY ADVOCATES.

UM, PLEASE BE SURE TO INCORPORATE THOSE AMENDMENTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBER TO-GO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE AND BEST OF LUCK IN THIS YEAR AHEAD.

NOVIA JOSEPH.

NOPE.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR COUNCIL MEMBERS

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I'M AS AN OBA.

JOSEPH, MAY I HAVE A TECHNICAL QUESTION BEFORE YOU START MY TIME? IF I MAY.

WHAT'D YOU GOT, UM, WHEN AN ITEM IS WITHDRAWN AND THEIR SPEAKERS THAT SIGNED UP, IS THE POSITION STILL MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM OR DOES IT JUST DROP OFF AS WELL? I THINK ALL THE SPEAKERS HAVE SIGNED UP, CONTINUE TO SPEAK CLERK.

IS THAT CORRECT? OKAY, THANK YOU.

SO, UM, THE ITEM THAT I'M REFERRING TO SPECIFICALLY IS NUMBER 20.

IF THE CLERK COULD CHANGE MY POSITION FROM AGAINST A NEUTRAL, I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM ROSIE TRUELOVE YESTERDAY.

IT WAS ABOUT SIX MINUTES BEFORE SPEAKER REGISTRATION CLOSED, AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANY INFORMATION TO BASE MY, MY OPPOSITION ON.

SO SHE'S GETTING MORE INFORMATION.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO SPECIFICALLY I JUST WANTED TO SPEAK TO THE SAMSUNG ITEM AND ALSO TO THE $6,000 ON ITEM 55 FOR THE BANNERS ON THE CONGRESS STREET, THE CONGRESS BRIDGE, I WOULD JUST SAY FOR DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALLIANCE, IT IS A LITTLE PECULIAR TO ME IS 51% OF THE FUNDS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE FOR ORGANIZATIONS OF COLOR.

I WOULD ASK THEM TO PARTNER WITH AN ORGANIZATION OF COLOR.

UM, THE ANN RICHARDS FOUNDATION IS A PARTNER ON THAT ITEM.

SO THAT IS MY OPPOSITION.

I UNDERSTAND REACTIVATING DOWNTOWN AS IT RELATES TO SAMSUNG.

I OPPOSE THAT PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF TRANSIT.

AND I JUST WANT TO SPEAK TO, UM, NUMBER 61, WHICH IS ABOUT YOUR MAYOR PRO TEM.

UNFORTUNATELY, NATASHA HARPER MADISON DOES NOT REPRESENT THE PEOPLE IN THE FAR NORTH AUSTIN AREA OF THE DISTRICT.

AND SHE HAD CALLED THIS AREA FAR-FLUNG SAMSUNG ON DECEMBER 10, 2020 WHEN SHE SPOKE ON COOP AND CIVIL RIGHTS AND WRONGS.

AND I JUST WANT TO REMIND THE COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT HOUSE BILL 28, 40 SPECIFIES A GOVERNMENTAL BODY MAY NOT PROHIBIT PUBLIC CRITICISM OF THE GOVERNMENTAL BODY, INCLUDING CRITICISM OF ANY ACT OMISSION POLICY, PROCEDURE PROGRAM, OR SERVICE.

AND WHILE I CERTAINLY CANNOT CONDONE ANYTHING THAT ANYONE ELSE HAS SAID, I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO KEEP THAT IN MIND, AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO TRANSIT MAYOR, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW IT'S A THREE MILE WALK TO SAMSUNG.

SAMSUNG HAS GOTTEN $65 MILLION IN PROPERTY TAX REBATES, BUT PROJECT CONNECT ACTUALLY ELIMINATED THE TRANSIT, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN METRO RAPID BETWEEN APPLE AND SAMSUNG.

AND SO I WOULD JUST ASK SAMSUNG RATHER THAN SEEKING ENTITLEMENTS TO INVEST IN THE COMMUNITY TRANSIT DEPENDENT TAX PAYERS ACTUALLY PAY TAXES TOO, AND THEY'VE GOTTEN NO RETURN ON THEIR INVESTMENT.

AND SO THAT IS MY OPPOSITION.

THERE ARE OVER 139 COMMENTS IN THE BACKUP MATERIALS, AT LEAST 139 PAGES.

I WOULD ASK COUNCIL TO TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION.

I'M NOT GOING TO REPEAT WHAT THE PEOPLE SAID THERE, OTHER THAN IT WILL LIMIT THEIR ACCESS.

I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S A 425 ACRE DEVELOPMENT EAS VILLAGE, WHICH IS ACROSS THE STREET FROM SAMSUNG AND ALL THIS NEEDS TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION AS WELL.

AND LASTLY, AS IT RELATES TO THE $150,000 PEOPLE FUND, IF THAT IS SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO, UM, THE ANTI-D MITIGATION, UH, DISPLACEMENT MITIGATION, THAT'S SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO PROJECT CONNECT.

I WOULD JUST ASK MS. TRUELOVE TO INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT WHEN IT COMES FORWARD.

AND LASTLY, THAT FUN ACTUALLY STATED IT WOULD ACTUALLY HIRE SIX INDIVIDUALS IN LOW INCOME CENSUS TRACKS.

SO IT'S A LITTLE CONFUSING HOW $150,000 CAN HELP MITIGATE THE DISPLACEMENT AND ALSO HIRE INDIVIDUALS.

AND SO THAT'S MY OPPOSITION.

THE LAST THING I'LL TELL YOU, THERE'S A GENTLEMAN NAMED SAMSUNG.

AND SO PLEASE KEEP HIM IN MIND AS YOU MOVE FORWARD.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL GLADLY ANSWER THEM AT THIS TIME.

THAT CONCLUDES ALL THE SPEAKERS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, COLLEAGUES.

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WE'RE NOW BACK TO THE, UH, AT THE US WE'RE HERE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA RIGHT NOW OUTSIDE.

IT WAS ONE THROUGH 60 PULLED ITEMS ARE 1325, 27, 28, 29, 30 31 AND 32 ALSO NUMBER 42.

UM, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION COLLEAGUES ON THE CONSENT AGENDA? UH, COUNCIL MEMBER THEN COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I JUST WANTED TO OFFER SOME COMMENTS ON ITEM 56, WHICH IS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AND IS ALSO MY FIRST IFC THAT I GET THE HONOR AND THE PREP AT THE END.

UH, FIRST I WANT TO THANK, UH, OUR FORMER MAYOR PRO TEM AND NOW COUNTY ATTORNEY DAHLIA GARZA, UH, FOR HER LEADERSHIP AND FOR BLAZING A TRAIL SO THAT SOMEONE

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LIKE ME CAN SUCCEED HER AT THE LATINA ON AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL.

AND PART OF THE WORK THAT I GET TO DO IS TO CONTINUE HER WORK WHEN IT COMES TO FLOOD MITIGATION AND REDUCING RISKS FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

AND, UH, SO MY FIRST RESOLUTION IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO, TO OUR COMMUNITY.

IT'S UM, AS YOU HEARD FROM THE COMMENTS TODAY FROM, FROM RESIDENTS, UH, THE FLOOD CATASTROPHIC HISTORICAL FLOOD EVENTS THAT HAPPENED IN DISTRICT TWO IN 2013 AND IN 2015 HAS CLAIMED LIVES AS DISPLACED FAMILIES AND AS DAMAGED HUNDREDS OF HOMES.

AND SO SINCE THEN, THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS SPENT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN THE BUYOUT PROGRAM.

AND MANY OF OUR FORMER RESIDENTS HAVE HAD TO SEEK HOUSING OUTSIDE OF CITY OF AUSTIN BECAUSE OF THE UNAVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS.

AND SO WE KNOW THAT CENTRAL TEXAS IS DESIGNATED AS FLASH FLOOD ALLEY, AND THAT WE ARE EXPECTED TO SEE AN INCREASE IN EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS.

AND OFTEN MY COMMUNITY WE TALK ABOUT, IT'S NOT A MATTER OF IF THE NEXT BIG FLOOD HAPPENS, IT'S WHEN THE NEXT BIG FLOOD HAPPENS.

AND SO THIS, UH, RESOLUTION, UM, IS, IS A NEXT STEP IS A FIRST STEP IN THAT PROCESS.

AND IT WOULD CONDUCT AN ASSESSMENT AND REPORT AND ASK STAFF TO REPORT BACK ON AUSTIN'S CURRENT FLOOD MANAGEMENT APPROACH.

AND, AND IT ALSO, UM, DEVELOPS A SCOPE OF WORK AROUND BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENT AND EQUITABLE WAY.

UM, I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE CO-SPONSORS ON THIS ITEM.

UM, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE.

IT REALLY APPRECIATE THAT AND APPRECIATE ALL THAT WORK THAT WE'LL BE DOING, UM, TO ENSURE FLOOD PROTECTION AND FLOOD RESILIENCY OR COMMUNITY.

UH, I DO ACCEPT THE AMENDMENT THAT COUNCIL MEMBER TO TASHA HARPER MADISON PROPOSED.

UH, IT WAS A BIT OF A LAST MINUTE.

SO THE LAST FEW HOURS ARE HECTIC FOR ME, BUT, UM, WE WERE ABLE TO CONNECT WITH STAFF AND THEY INFORMED ME THAT THE, THAT THE AFFORDABILITY IMPACT STUDY IS ALREADY STANDARD PRACTICE.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT STAFF DOES ANY TIME THEY BRING FORTH RECOMMENDATION, SO IT WILL NOT IMPACT OUR TIMELINE OR THE INTENTION OF OUR RESOLUTION.

SO WITH THAT, I JUST WANTED TO OFFER A FEW COMMENTS ON IFC ON ITEM 56.

AND, UH, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, KEVIN.

THANK YOU.

I WOULD LIKE FOR THE RECORD TO SHOW THAT I'M VOTING NO ON ITEM NUMBER 50, THE EXECUTIVE COACHING OF $750,000 TO 15 CONTRACTORS, IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE THAT WE WOULD SPEND THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION DOLLARS IN TAXPAYER MONEY TO KEEP COACHES ON RETAINER DURING A TIME WHEN WE HAVE REALLY LEAN BUDGETS, IT JUST SEEMS EXCESSIVE.

UM, ESPECIALLY AS QA SHOWS THAT THEY WERE ONLY USED SIX TIMES LAST YEAR.

SO THAT'S A NO ON ITEM 50 FROM ME ON ITEMS 15 AND 17.

I'D LIKE TO ABSTAIN FROM BECAUSE I FEEL THAT WELL IS INCREASINGLY AN INTERNATIONAL CITY.

OUR FOCUS IN FUNDING SHOULD REMAIN LOCAL, ESPECIALLY DURING COVID ALSO ON ITEMS 14 AND 15.

I WILL BE ABSTAINING FROM, I MEAN, 14 AND 16, EXCUSE ME, WHILE I