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VERY WELL, THANK

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YOU.

HAD A GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR THIS.

A SPECIALLY CALLED MEETING OF THE CAP METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

I'LL CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17TH, AND THE TIME IS 10 OH SEVEN.

AS ALWAYS, BEFORE WE GET STARTED A REMINDER THAT, UM, BEST PRACTICES TO KEEP YOUR MICROPHONE MUTED, UNLESS YOU'RE ACTUALLY SPEAKING.

AND THEN PLEASE REMEMBER TO MUTE YOURSELF AGAIN WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED ALSO, UH, AS HAS BEEN OUR PROCEDURE FOR THE LAST YEAR WHEN OUR VOTING ITEMS COME UP, I'LL BE ASKING BOARD MEMBERS FOR A VERBAL VOTE OF URINATE FOR EACH ITEM INDIVIDUALLY, UH, BOARD MEMBERS.

I'VE ALSO BEEN ASKED TO REMIND YOU AGAIN, THAT IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH TEXAS LAWS ON REMOTE MEETINGS, WE'LL NEED YOU TO STAY VISIBLE BY LEAVING YOUR CAMERA ON AT ALL TIMES POSSIBLE.

IN PARTICULAR, WE'LL NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE YOU WHEN YOU'RE CASTING A VOTE.

OUR FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS

[I. Oath of Office]

TODAY WILL BE TO FORMERLY CONFIRM OUR NEWEST BOARD MEMBER BY ASKING HER TO TAKE OUR OATH OF OFFICE.

WE'RE VERY PLEASED TO HAVE COUNCIL MEMBER LESLIE POOL JOIN US THIS MONTH.

SHE OF COURSE HAS BIG SHOES TO FILL WITH THE DEPARTURE OF VICE-CHAIR GARZA, BUT WE'RE VERY GLAD TO HAVE HER WITH US AND, UH, BRINGING HER ENERGY AND CONCERN FOR THE, UH, CITIZENS HERE, UH, TO OUR BOARD.

SO, UH, WELCOME A BOARD, UH, TO MAKE THIS, UH, UH, OFFICIAL, UH, UH, I WILL NOW ASK YOU TO REPEAT OUR OATH, UH, AFTER I HAVE, UH, STATED IT.

ARE YOU READY? VERY GOOD.

I, LESLIE POOLE DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR.

HANG ON A SEC.

ALL RIGHT.

I HAD TO TURN ON MY MIC.

I, LESLIE POOLE DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF BOARD MEMBER, THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF BOARD MEMBER FOR THE CAPITOL METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS FOR THE CAPITOL METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AND WELL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY AND WILL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY PRESERVE, PROTECT, AND DEFEND, PRESERVE, PROTECT, AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF THIS STATE.

SO HELP ME GOD.

SO HELP ME GOD.

ALL RIGHT.

WELCOME ABOARD.

VERY GLAD TO HAVE YOU.

THANKS.

THAT WAS FOR OUR NEWEST OR MEMBER.

VERY GOOD.

THANKS.

AND YEAH, I'LL PASS THE MIC TO YOU IN CASE YOU WANT TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS ON THIS, A HAPPY OCCASION.

YES.

JUST, UM, THAT THIS IS KIND OF THE CULMINATION OF MY MORE THAN SIX YEARS ON THE CITY COUNCIL, SECOND FULL FOUR YEAR TERM, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO CONTINUING THE GOOD WORK THAT WE'VE LAID THE GROUND, LAID THE GROUNDWORK FOR, WITH THIS BOARD AND THIS COUNCIL SINCE 2015.

AND OF COURSE I'VE LIVED IN AUSTIN SINCE 1980, SO THAT'S NOW 41 YEARS AND IT'S A HECK OF A LONG TIME AND IT PREDATES CAP METRO IN THIS ITERATION.

AND I'M REALLY, REALLY GLAD TO BE PART OF THIS NEW FAMILY AND TO JOIN ALL OF YOU, REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, VERY GLAD TO HAVE YOU WELCOME ABOARD.

AND NOW I'D LIKE TO PASS THE MICROPHONE OVER TO COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN FOR A SPECIAL MENTION.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO, UH, TO HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE, IF WE COULD, UH, FOR THE MEMORY OF BERTHA MEANS, UH, SHE WAS A COMMUNITY LEADER AND ENTREPRENEUR FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

UH, SHE WAS A TEACHER, UH, SHE ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED IN THE SCHOOL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN TRYING TO INTEGRATE THE AUSTIN SCHOOLS, UH, WAS, WAS SUCCESSFUL THERE AND, AND, UH, AND BECAME AN ENTREPRENEUR OWNING, UH, HARLEM CAB, WHICH ULTIMATELY BECAME AUSTIN CAB.

A LIFETIME MEMBER OF THE NAACP, UH, WAS A HUNDRED YEARS OLD, UH, OLD AND, UH, WAS JUST A COMMUNITY JEW AND WILL BE MISSED IF, IF WE COULD JUST HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE, UH, IN HER MEMORY.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN AND OUR CONDOLENCES TO MS. MEANS FAMILY AND CONGRATULATIONS ON THE LIFE THAT SHE LIVED AND WHAT SHE MEANT TO OUR COMMUNITY.

[II. Public Comment]

NEXT STEP, WE WILL TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT.

WE HAVE TWO SPEAKERS SIGNED UP TO JOIN US TODAY.

AS ALWAYS, WHEN I READ YOUR NAME, PLEASE UNMUTE YOUR PHONE AND YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK.

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MISS FIRST STEP WILL BE, UH, MISS, UH, ZENOBIA JOSEPH IS JOSEPH, ARE YOU WITH US? THANK YOU.

NOBODY HAD JOSEPH.

MY COMMENTS TODAY ARE SPECIFICALLY IN THE CONTEXT OF SAFETY, AND I SPECIFICALLY JUST WANTED TO QUOTE A FARMER TRANSPORTATION, SECRETARY ANTHONY FOX, WHERE HE MENTIONED THERE'S AN OLD MAXIM IN TRANSPORTATION CALLED DAT DECIDE ADVOCATE DEFEND.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT HE SAID IN 2016.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION ONCE AGAIN, THE NORTH LAMAR PEDESTRIAN SAFETY STUDY, WHICH WAS FROM 2009, AND SPECIFICALLY, I'M SPEAKING ABOUT THIS BECAUSE ON MARCH 11TH, 2021, I ACTUALLY TESTIFIED BEFORE THE MOBILITY AND THE NEW COUNCIL MEMBER MCKINSEY KELLY ACTUALLY PROACTIVELY WROTE AND THANKED ME FOR REMINDING THE COMMITTEE ABOUT A GENTLEMAN WHO WAS KILLED IN HIS WHEELCHAIR IN 2016.

AND SO ON COUNCIL MEMBER POOL DISTRICT, THE WALNUT CREEK METROPOLITAN PARK GAVE OUT WATER AFTER THE WINTER STORM.

AND AS I SAT THERE, I TOOK A FEW PICTURES BECAUSE THERE'S A MID-BLOCK STOP.

AND AS YOU MAY RECALL, FROM THIS 2009 STUDY, MID-BLOCK STOPS ARE WHERE APPROXIMATELY 70% OF PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES OCCUR.

THAT'S ON PAGE 75 OF THE REPORT.

THIS WAS A REPORT THAT WAS COMMISSIONED BY TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IN COLLABORATION WITH CAPITAL METRO, THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE.

AND I KNOW SUBSEQUENTLY YOU HAVE CREATED A SAFETY PLAN, BUT I WANT TO CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT PROJECT CONNECT ALSO TALKS ABOUT REDUCING THE FATALITIES.

AND THERE'S ALSO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ROADS TO ZERO BY 2050, BUT YOU HAVE REFUSED AND I'M ASKING YOU ONCE AGAIN TO MOVE THE MID-BLOCK STOP THAT'S AT CHINATOWN STOP ID FIVE EIGHT FIVE SEVEN TWO, THE CVS PHARMACY AREA, IT'S ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE STOP.

SO IF YOU ARE STANDING AT THAT INTERSECTION OR NORTH LAMAR, WHEN ROUTE THREE 92 BUS APPROACHES THAT EIGHT OH ONE IS OFTEN APPROACHING THE LIGHT AND THEN THE INDIVIDUALS RUN AND HAVE TO CROSS MID-BLOCK.

AND THE AREA THAT I JUST MENTIONED AS FAR AS THE METROPOLITAN PARK, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THERE'S AN APARTMENT COMPLEX ACROSS THE STREET.

AND MR. KEN CARTWRIGHT CAN TELL YOU THAT THERE IS A SILVER BENCH THAT'S RIGHT THERE, A SHELTER AS WELL, WHICH INCENTIVIZES PEOPLE TO CROSS MID BLOCK.

AND SO I'M ASKING YOU TO DO MORE THAN JUST TALK ABOUT SAFETY, BUT TO ACTUALLY IMPROVE THE SAFETY CONDITIONS FOR US.

AND LASTLY, A BREAKER IN NORTH WIND BREAKER AND BURNET.

I JUST WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE THAT I AM ASKING YOU ONCE AGAIN, TO RESTORE THE ONE SEED, RIGHT ON THREE 92 TO THE ARBORETUM, BECAUSE IT'S OVER 30,000 VEHICLES PER DAY, THAT THE TRANSIT DEPENDENT RIDERS HAVE TO CROSS AND IT'S UNNECESSARY.

SO I THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO MAKE MY COMMENTS.

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

THANK YOU MS. JOSEPH.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS K ASTON.

MS. ASTON, ARE YOU ON? OKAY.

THANK YOU, ED.

BEFORE WE GET TO OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATES, I JUST WANT TO SAY A QUICK WORD.

UM, SINCE, UH, THIS IS OUR MEETING, UH, FIRST MEETING AFTER THE POLAR VORTEX HIT AUSTIN, JUST TO SHOUT OUT TO ALL OF OUR COLLEAGUES AT CAP METRO FOR THE GREAT WORK THAT THEY DID, UM, UH, DOING EVERYTHING THEY POSSIBLY COULD DO TO GET PEOPLE MOVED AROUND IN THAT REALLY TOUGH ENVIRONMENT AND BEING A SOURCE OF COMFORT AND SAFETY AND, AND, UH, WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO MAKE THINGS BETTER.

IT WAS A ONCE AGAIN, AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE HOW MUCH WE MEAN TO THE COMMUNITY AND HOW, UH, OUR FOLKS WERE ABLE TO PIVOT.

AND RE-IMAGINE THE MISSION AND, UH, REDEPLOY OUR RESOURCES, UH, TO HELP FOLKS.

SO JUST A QUICK SHOUT OUT TO ALL OF OUR FOLKS, ALWAYS PROUD TO SEE HOW WE RESPOND WHEN CONDITIONS GET TOUGH.

AND, UH, UH, THIS ONE IS WELL DESERVED.

SO THANK YOU ALL.

UH, NEXT STEP

[III. Advisory Committee Updates]

WE'LL HAVE OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATES.

FIRST IS THE CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

MR. BANKS, ARE YOU WITH US? I AM EXCITED TO SEE WHAT YOU'RE WEARING TODAY.

THIS IS JUST FOR YOU, CAUSE IT'S ST.

PATRICK'S DAY.

SO I'M WEARING GREEN TIE.

I HAVE MY GREEN AND I HAVE MY GREEN SHOES, WHICH YOU CAN'T SEE CAUSE I'M NOT THERE, BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU SAW MY SHOES.

UM, GOOD MORNING, CHAIRMAN COOPER,

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PRESIDENT CEO, RANDY CLARK BOARD MEMBERS, HAPPY ST.

PATRICK'S DAY.

UM, WE'LL START WITH IT.

IT WAS A JOINT MEETING KINDA WITH ACCESS AND C-SECTION WE'RE DOING FEBRUARY RIGHT FEBRUARY.

UM, SO THEY HAD THEIR MEETING WITH THE APTA PEER REVIEW PANEL, AS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE PUBLIC SAFETY, UH, DEPARTMENT WERE LOOKING TO CREATE.

AND SO THEY WANTED TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH THEM TO SEE, UH, WHAT THEY THOUGHT ABOUT IT.

SO IT CAN BE INCLUDED IN YOUR PEER REVIEW, WHICH YOU ALL WILL BE HEARING, I GUESS, NEXT MONTH.

UH, AND SO THERE WASN'T REALLY AN OFFICIAL MEETING, UM, FOR THEM THAT WE USE THAT TIME WHEN THEY WOULD NORMALLY MEET TO HAVE THAT TIME WITH, WITH APTA.

AND SO IT WENT VERY WELL.

UH, I THINK AFTER THE PEER REVIEW PANEL WAS, WAS, IT WAS GOOD TO TALK TO THEM, HAPPY TO TALK TO THEM.

AND THEN, AND THE CONVERSATION WENT WELL.

I THINK THEY PROVIDED SOME GREAT INFORMATION, SOME GREAT FEEDBACK AND SOME GREAT INSIGHT, UH, IN PARTICULAR WITH THE ACCESS COMMITTEE.

I THINK THE ONLY DOWNSIDE IS AS WITH EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING LATELY WITH TECHNOLOGY, THERE'S ALWAYS SOME HICCUPS, SO EVERYBODY WASN'T ABLE TO JOIN FOR SOME WEIRD REASON, UH, UNFORTUNATELY, BUT WE KNOW THERE'LL BE STILL MORE CHANCES FOR THEM TO TALK TO AT LEAST CAP METRO ABOUT THE UPCOMING SAFETY DEPARTMENT OR WHATEVER WE WILL BE CALLING IT.

UM, AND SO THERE'LL BE ENGAGED IN THAT WAY AS WELL, BUT OVERALL, UH, IT WENT VERY WELL.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU, MR. BANKS.

YES, SIR.

AND, UH, THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING THE IRISH HERITAGE KITCHEN.

YOUR MIC IS OFF.

UM, UH, MR. BANKS, I HAD, UH, UH, LET'S SEE.

SO YOU WERE REPORTING ON THE RECENT, UH, ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

SO CAN YOU, UH, JUST SHARE WITH THE BOARD WHAT THE ADVISORY COMMITTEES DID TERMS OF SELECTING THEIR REPRESENTATIVES TO THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE? SURE.

THEY, THAT THEY DID THAT FOR THE MARCH MEETINGS.

SO THAT WAS GOING TO BE A PART OF THE MARCH UPDATE, BUT I CAN DO IT TODAY IF, IF YOU WOULD LIKE, UM, YEAH, YEAH, THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL IF YOU DON'T MIND.

NO PROBLEM.

UM, FOR THE, THE CAC MEMBERS, UM, OMAR, UH, I'M A MESS, HIS LAST NAME OF, CAUSE IT'S NOT IN FRONT OF ME FAULKNER WAS SELECTED FROM THE ACCESS COMMITTEE TO BE A PART OF THE CAC.

UM, I THINK HE'S GOING TO BE A GREAT ADDITION TO THE CAC.

UH, HE HAS A COUPLE OF DAUGHTERS WHO ARE, I BELIEVE HIS TWO DAUGHTERS WHO ARE IN WHEELCHAIRS.

UM, AND SO HE'S VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR SAFETY AND THAT'S HOW HE CAME TO BE A PART OF ACCESS COMMITTEE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR SAFETY BEING DROPPED OFF.

AND SO THEY DID SELECT HIM, UH, FROM C-SAT IT WAS, UH, DAVID SHAPIRO, WHO IS A REALTOR HERE IN TOWN.

UH, AND I THINK HE WOULD ALSO BE A GREAT ADDITION TO THE CAC.

UH, THEY BOTH WERE EXCITED TO, OR ARE EXCITED TO PARTICIPATE, UH, WITH THE COMMITTEE.

UH, AND SO, UH, I'VE SAID THEIR NAMES ALREADY TO, UM, TO JACKIE NIERENBERG SO SHE CAN BE IN CONTACT AND SHE'S ALREADY CONTACTED WITH THAT CONTACT WITH THEM.

UH, AND SO I THINK THEY'RE EXCITED TO SERVE AND THEY WILL HAVE SOME GREAT MEMBERS FROM REPRESENTING ACCESS AND CC.

THANK YOU.

NO PROBLEM.

THANK YOU, MR. BANKS FOR, UH, BEING A RAY OF SUNSHINE FOR US.

ONCE AGAIN, I TRY TO BRING SOME JOY TO THE DAY VERY WELL.

MR. I JUST, JUST WANT TO CLARIFY, UH, PERMIT MR. MR. BANKS, NEVERMIND THAT THAT'S, UH, THE, THE COMMUNITY REP COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES, THAT'S GOING TO BE FOR THE, UH, COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.

THAT IS GOING TO BE A YES.

OKAY.

FOR THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, THAT'S GOING TO HELP ADVISE HOW TO, UH, TO, TO SPEND THE $300 MILLION FOR THE AUNTIE THE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT FUNDING MONEY THERE.

SO YES, SIR.

CORRECT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND GLAD THAT, UH, THAT, THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND, AND GET MOVING WITH, UH, GETTING THOSE APPOINTMENTS TAKEN CARE OF.

THANK YOU.

WE TRY TO BE QUICK.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU AGAIN.

[IV. Board Committee Updates]

UH, NEXT STEP, UH, WE'LL TAKE OUR COMMITTEE, UH, MORE COMMITTEE UPDATES.

OUR LAST COMMITTEE MEETINGS WERE WAY BACK, UH, ON FEBRUARY THE 10TH BEFORE WE KNEW WHAT A POLAR VORTEX WAS.

AND, UH, UH, SO OUR CHAIRS WILL HAVE TO REACH BACK A LITTLE BIT.

AND IN ADDITION TO OUR USUAL OPERATIONS, FINANCE AUDIT AND CAMPO UPDATES, UH, MEMBER STRATTON WILL GIVE US AN UPDATE AND JUST A MINUTE ON THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP BOARD ACTIVITIES.

SO, UH, CHAIR TREVELYAN, IF YOU'RE STILL WITH US, WE'LL ASK FOR THE OPERATIONS PLANNING AND SAFETY COMMITTEE UPDATE.

HELLO, JIMMY.

YEAH, YOUR, UH, YOUR VIDEO'S OFF AND WE HATE TO MISS YOUR REQUEST.

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? UM, I MIGHT HAVE TO GET OFF AND GET BACK ON.

SO MR. CHAIRMAN, I CAN

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SEE HIM FINE.

IT MAY JUST BE A MICROSOFT TEAMS ISSUE ON YOUR END.

HE'S ON MY SCREEN, SECONDARY GET OFF AND GET BACK ON KAREN TOGETHER MODE.

AND THAT MIGHT SHOW EVERYONE THAT'S WORKING BETTER.

IT SEEMS THAN GALLERY, UH, STRANGE PRESENTATION, BUT, UH, THAT DOES WORK.

I NEVER USE THAT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, THEN I WON'T GET THEM ALL LOOKING GOOD.

OKAY.

UH, WE HAD THE MEETING OF THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE.

LET ME PULL IT UP ONE SECOND.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, WE HAD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY THE 10TH AT 1230.

UH, WE HAD, UH, FOUR AGENDA ITEMS IN ADDITION TO PUBLIC COMMENT.

UH, WE, WE APPROVED THE MINUTES WE PLACED FOR SOME REASON THE GALLERY IS NOT WORKING OR WE GOT FEEDBACK SOMEWHERE.

OKAY.

SO SHOULD I TRY TO GET OUT AND GET BACK IN OR, OR, UM, OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

UM, ITEMS NUMBER TWO, AND NUMBER THREE WERE PLACED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

ITEM NUMBER FOUR, UH, WAS, UH, CONTINUED AS AN ACTION ITEM.

UH, THE DISCUSSION ITEM THAT WE WERE SCHEDULED FOR, UH, WAS NOT, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO CONDUCT THAT BUSINESS, UH, THAT WILL BE DONE AT A LATER DATE.

THE CUSTOMER TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS UPDATE.

UH, SO A RELATIVELY EFFICIENT MEETING.

I THINK WE WERE OUT OF THE MEETING BY ONE 31, THAT CONCLUDES PRESENTATION.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

CHAIR MITCHELL WITH FINANCE AUDIT AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE.

YES, SIR.

CHAIRMAN, UH, CAN EVERYONE HEAR ME? YES.

UH, WE MET, UH, THE FINANCE AUDIT ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETINGS MET ON FEBRUARY 10TH.

THE ONLY ACTION ITEM WAS APPROVAL OF THE, UH, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, UH, COMMITTEE MEMBER, UH, COMMITTEE MEETING OF MINUTES.

UH, AND WE HAD A PRESENTATION REGARDING, UH, CAPITAL METRO'S FINANCIAL CONDITION, UH, AND VARIOUS AUDIT, UH, REPORTS TO THE AUDIT COMMITTEE THAT BUDGET FOR THE, FOR THE MEETING.

THEY'LL TAKE A SHORT, UH, THANK YOU, CHAIR MITCHELL.

UH, HOW ABOUT A CAMPO UPDATE? CAMPO MATT ON MARCH EIGHT, UH, UH, MINUTES WERE APPROVED, UH, CAMPO AUTHORIZED THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO BEGIN TO NEGOTIATE WITH A TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT, UH, THAT GONE THROUGH A SELECTION PROCESS.

UH, UH, AND THEN, UH, WE TOOK, UH, DISCUSSED ACTION ON FEDERAL PERFORMANCE MEASURE TARGETS, UH, JUST ANNUAL PERFORMANCE MEASURES.

AND THEN WE REVIEWED, UH, THE UNIFIED PLANNING PROGRAM, UH, VARIOUS AMENDMENTS THAT WOULD BE MADE TO THAT PLAN DURING THIS YEAR.

AND THAT WAS REALLY IT.

OTHER THAN THAT, WE HAD, UH, UH, SOME INFORMATION ON BYLAWS AND ETHICS REPORTS GIVEN THEM.

THAT WAS IT.

THANK YOU, MEMBER MITCHELL AND CHAIRMAN TONIGHT.

CAN I ASK A QUESTION? GO AHEAD.

SURE.

HI, UH, TERRY, DO YOU MIND ELABORATING, WHAT IS THE, UH, THE TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT, UH, CONSULTANT? WHAT'S THE WHAT'S CAMPOS PLAN WITH THAT? WHAT WHAT'S THE CONSULTANT GOING TO DO? AND WE'LL ELABORATION ON TRANSPORTATION, DEMAND MANAGEMENT, IF YOU DON'T MIND FOR THEM GALLERY, UH, IT IS A FUN, UH, IT IS AN ODD, UM, UH, IT'S A TOOL, UH, THAT, UM, IT'S BASICALLY GIVING CREDIT TO MEMBERS OF CAMPO FOR MONIES THEY'VE EXPENDED ON TRANSPORTATION MATTERS AND I'M, I'M, I'M, I'M MISSTATING IT, IT IS NOT IT'S, UH, UH, I HAD AN EARLY CAMPER BOARD MEMBER EXPLAINED IT TO ME AS, AS FAKE CASH, BUT IT GOES TOWARD IF YOU'RE WORKING ON A PARTICULAR PROGRAM, A PROJECT, AND THEN THEY WANT A LOCAL PARTICIPATION, THE MONEY YOU SPENT ON THAT IS CREDITED TOWARD IT, EVEN THOUGH IT MAY BE, HAS BEEN SPENT IN OTHER MEANS OR OTHER MANNERS.

AND IT'S, IT GIVES PEOPLE CREDIT TO, UM, GIVES PEOPLE CREDIT FOR THOSE EXPENDITURES, EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT EXACTLY CASH GOING INTO THE PROJECT, IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

UH, AND IT'S, IT'S, UM, UM, I'M MISSTATING

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IT.

UH, LET ME, LET ME PULL THE REPORTS AND I'LL SEND THAT TO, SO THAT YOU CAN GET, IT DOESN'T SEEM TO AFFECT, UH, THE DAY-TO-DAY, UH, DECISION-MAKING PROCESS.

IT'S JUST CREDITS FOR, UH, ACTIONS THAT ARE BEING TAKEN.

I MEAN, I MAY BE MISSTATING THAT, SO, YEAH, I APPRECIATE IT.

GOOD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, REMEMBER STRATTON, WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET, GIVE US THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP BOARD UPDATE, PLEASE? YOU JUST MUTED YOURSELF.

YOU THINK BY NOW I'D HAVE THIS DONE.

IT'S LIKE, IT'S LIKE PULLING IT'S LIKE THAT OLD, UH, UH, FAR SIDE CARTOON WHERE THE KIDS GOING INTO THE MIDVALE SCHOOL FOR GIFTED AND THE SIGN THE DOOR SAYS PULL, AND HE'S PUSHING IT SOMETIMES.

I SWEAR YOU THINK I'D HAVE THIS BY NOW? UM, WELL, IT IS, IT IS MY HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO BE INTO, TO BE GIVING THE UPDATE OF, UH, THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP IS A CAP METRO'S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ATP BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

THIS IS THE UPDATE OFFICIALLY FOR ACTIVITIES IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.

UH, JUST AS NOTE TO Y'ALL.

UM, THIS AFTERNOON AT 3:00 PM IS ATPS MARCH BOARD MEETING, AND, UH, WE WILL BE TAKING SOME ACTION ITEMS THERE, AND I AM HAPPY TO REPORT BACK TO THE BOARD IN TWO WEEKS AT OUR OFFICIAL MARCH BOARD MEETING AS TO WHAT ACTIONS WE'RE TAKING THERE AND WHAT HAS TRANSPIRED AT THAT POINT IN TIME.

UM, BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW, WHEN I'M ABOUT TO TALK ABOUT IS WHAT HAS TRANSPIRED IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY AND INTO FEBRUARY, UM, FIRST OFF.

UM, AND I'LL JUST NOTE THAT, THAT, THAT KIND OF OUR PLAN GOING FORWARD, UH, BEEN WORKING WITH CAP METRO OR WITH, EXCUSE ME, ATP STAFF ON TRYING TO DRAFT UP A ONE TO TWO PAGE KIND OF HIGHLIGHT PIECE, UH, TO, TO PROVIDE TO, UH, MEMBERS OF THE, THE W THE CAP METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO JUST, UH, TO, TO PUT IN THE BOARD PACKET TO JUST KIND OF GIVE YOU SOME MORE DRILLED DOWN DATA AND INFORMATION, UH, THAT, THAT YOU CAN LOOK AT AND REFERENCE ON A, MORE, TO GET GREATER INFORMATION.

UH, I'M HAPPY TO THEN HIT THE HIGHLIGHTS.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, WE CAN DRILL DOWN FURTHER INTO IT.

UH, BUT JUST TO OPEN UP, UH, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, UH, SINCE JANUARY 25TH, UH, ATP AND CAP, METRO TEAMS HAVE DONE, UH, OVER A DOZEN VIRTUAL AND COMMUNITY MEETINGS IN BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH, UH, HAVE OVER, HAS HAD OVER 3000 PEOPLE ENGAGED IN THOSE, THESE HAVE BEEN, UH, SELF-PACED BILINGUAL VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES TO TALK ABOUT THE ORANGE AND BLUE LINE.

AND THESE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF THIS WEEK.

UH, THESE MEETINGS HAVE, UH, BEEN VIRTUAL AND TARGETED ENGAGEMENTS AND ARE CRITICAL PART OF THE NEPA PROCESS.

THAT AGAIN, IS PART OF THE THAT'S THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT STUDY, UH, ATP STAFF WILL CONTINUE TO INVOLVE COMMUNITIES ABOUT, UH, THE ENGAGEMENT PROCESS ON THE ORANGE AND BLUE LINES AND OTHER ASPECTS OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE'RE DOING, INCLUDING THE, UH, THE BUS RAPID TRANSIT CORRIDORS TO DATE OVER 83,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN.

AND I SAY TO DATE, THAT WAS, UH, I BELIEVE AS OF THIS WEEK, UH, ATP, AS I, UH, HAVE BEEN FOND OF SAYING, AND I'VE HEARD OTHER STAFF MEMBERS SAYING WE ARE A SIN, UH, OSTENSIBLY, AND, UH, BASICALLY, YOU KNOW, STARTING UP A, UH, UH, THIS IS A NEW GOVERNMENT STARTUP, UH, BUSINESS, UH, FOR, FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES.

AND SO WITH THAT, UH, EARLY ON ATP, UH, AND THANKS TO RANDY'S LEADERSHIP, ALSO SERVING AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ATP THAT HAS, UH, BEGUN THE HIRING PROCESS AND CONTINUING AT A RAPID PACE, TRYING TO GET, GET THE STAFF UP TO, TO SUPPORT THIS OPERATION SO FAR, WE'RE PROUD TO WELCOME AND PUT THE SENIOR TEAM IN PLACE.

KC BUREAU RACK IS GOING TO SERVE AS THE GENERAL COUNSEL AND CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, UH, GREG CANAL.

SHE CAME OVER FROM DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALLIANCE, GREG CANALY, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER.

HE CAME OVER FROM, UH, THE CITY OF BOSTON AFTER YEARS SERVING AS THE DEPUTY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER THERE.

UH, DAVE COUCH, UH, WHO'S BEEN OVER WITH CAP.

METRO IS NOW TRANSFERRING OVER TO SERVE WITH, UH, CA WITH, UH, ATP, UH, PETER MULLEN, UH, IS GOING TO BE CHIEF OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN.

HE COMES OVER FROM WATERLOO.

UH, WE'VE GOT JOHN ROWAN, WHO'S A DEPUTY PROGRAM OFFICER JOINING AND WORKING WITH DAVE COUCH.

WE ARE ROBBINS, UH, WE'LL WORK AS THE SENIOR DIRECTOR OF THE ORANGE LINE, UH, UNDER DAVID COUCH, ALVIN LIVINGSTONE, SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR THE BLUE LINE, ALSO WORKING UNDER DAVID COUCH.

AND THEN DAVE, UH, SEC WILL BE SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR VEHICLES AND SYSTEMS ALSO WORKING UNDER DAVID THE COUCH.

UM, SO THERE'S ALSO

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BEEN A FLURRY OF ACTIVITY ON RAMPING UP AND GETTING IN PLACE, NOT ONLY THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE THAT THE CITY OF BOSTON AND CAP METRO PUT INTO THE ORIGINAL, UH, INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT, UH, CREATING ATP ASSOCIATED WITH THE, AS, AS ANNE BROUGHT UP EARLIER, THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, IN ADDITION TO A SERIES OF WHAT WE CALL TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES THAT ARE GOING TO BE OTHER COMMUNITY, UH, MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY THAT ARE GOING TO BE BROUGHT ON BOARD.

AND THEN FINALLY SOME, UH, WHAT WE CALL STAFF WORK GROUPS.

UM, SO CONVERSATIONS WITH PROGRAM PARTNERS ARE CONTINUING TO ADVANCE THE BALL DOWN THE ROAD ON THIS.

SO APPLICATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE ARE NOW AVAILABLE AND UP ONLINE ON THE PROJECT CONNECT TO GET INVOLVED WEBSITE ON THE APPLICATION WINDOW, I BELIEVE JUST RECENTLY CLOSED AT THE END OF FEBRUARY.

UM, AND ADDITION TO THAT, UH, THESE OTHER CRITICAL COMMITTEES, UH, THAT, THAT WE'RE CONSIDERING, I'LL SAY THAT IN THE FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING, WE HAD PRELIMINARY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THESE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES AND THEN THE STAFF WORK GROUPS.

AND AS I MENTIONED EARLIER AT THIS MEETING THIS AFTERNOON, THE, THE POSTED MARCH ATP MEETING WHERE WE'VE GOT ON THE AGENDA TO FURTHER DISCUSS, AND I BELIEVE, UH, IS ONE OF THE ACTION ITEMS IS TO, UH, FINALLY IS TO OFFICIALLY, UH, DISCUSS AND CONSIDER THE CHARTERS FOR THESE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

UH, ONE OF THEM IS ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION.

ANOTHER IS FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AND THEN A PLANNING SUSTAINABILITY EQUITY AND, UH, DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

THOSE ARE ALL GOING TO BE, AGAIN, THAT, THAT WE'LL, WE'LL PUT OUT APPLICATIONS WHERE, UH, MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY CAN HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET INVOLVED AND WILL BE VETTED BY AN APPLICATIONS PUT FORWARD.

AND THE, THE ACTUAL ATP BOARD WILL, UH, WE'LL SELECT THESE MEMBERS TO, TO HELP ADVISE US ON THESE VARIOUS ASPECTS, UH, WITH AN EYE ALSO TO, UM, UH, LOOKING AT AND, AND GIVING OPPORTUNITIES TO THE INDIVIDUALS THAT THE CITY COUNCIL AND, UH, CAP METRO HAD, UH, PUT FORWARD AS RECOMMENDED BY THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, UH, THAT, THAT I THINK IT WAS, UH, THE OTHER, I BELIEVE THERE WERE, UH, I THINK 12 OTHER MEMBERS THAT WERE SPECIFICALLY NAMED THAT, UH, THAT THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE SAID, HEY, WE BELIEVE THAT THESE WOULD BE EXCELLENT INDIVIDUALS AS RESOURCES FOR THE ATP LOOKING FORWARD, GOING INTO THE FUTURE.

WE WANT TO TRY TO GET THOSE INDIVIDUALS TO, TO SERVE ON THESE VARIOUS TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

SO, IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE'VE GOT SOME WORK GROUPS.

THESE ARE GOING TO BE STAFF WORK GROUPS, UH, BEHIND THE SCENES.

UH, WE GOT A DOWNTOWN WORK GROUP, A SOCO WORK GROUP, GUADALUPE WORK GROUP PROJECT, AND THEN, UH, AN ORANGE LINE CORRIDOR WHERE A GROUP BLUE LINE CORRIDOR, AN AGENCY TECHNICAL ADVISORY WORK GROUP.

THAT'S GOING TO BE KIND OF WITH CAP METRO STAFF, ATP STAFF, AND CITY OF AUSTIN STAFF.

AND THEN ALSO THE PROJECT CONNECT AMBASSADORS NETWORK, WHICH IS A COMBINATION BETWEEN STAFF AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS THAT WE CALL IT ALSO AFFECTIONATELY.

THE PEAK HAN THAT WAS STARTED UNDER, UNDER CAPITAL METRO SPECIFIC FOR PROJECT CONNECT.

UH, MANY OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS STATED THAT THEY WERE REALLY FIRED UP AND PASSIONATE AND REALLY LOVED WHAT THEY DID, AND THEY WANTED TO CONTINUE TO KEEP AN ACTIVE PARTNERSHIP AND ROLE WITHIN THE PROJECT GOING FORWARD.

SO THOSE INDIVIDUALS ARE GOING TO STAY ACTIVE AND ENGAGED IN, IN, IN THAT CAPACITY AS WELL.

MOVING FORWARD, UM, THE BOARD LIAISON, UM, UH, EACH ONE OF THESE COMMITTEES, THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES WILL HAVE A BOARD LIAISON WORKING WITH THEM, UH, IN, IN TERMS OF THE FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE, UH, IN ENGINEERING ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE AND THE PLANNING, SUSTAINABILITY EQUITY AND DBE COMMITTEES, AND, UH, APPLICATIONS WILL BE THE, THE INTENTION IS THE APPLICATIONS WILL GO UP, LIVE ON APRIL THE FIRST AGAIN, THAT IS GOING TO BE CONTINGENT UPON BOARD ACTION TODAY AT THIS MEETING THIS AFTERNOON, AND ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE.

UM, SO SPECIFIC COORDINATION WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON BETWEEN AN ALASKA TWO MONTHS, CAP METRO AND ATP.

UM, WELL AT THE LAST MEETING, UM, LAST MONTH, WELL, EXCUSE ME, BACK IN JANUARY, I GUESS IT WAS, UH, ATP EXECUTED THE INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH CAP METRO, UH, THAT ALLOWS FOR PROGRAM SUPPORT AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT PER, UH, SUPPORT SERVICES, UH, AS ATP CONTINUES TO GROW AND, UH, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CAPACITY, UH, ARE RAMPED UP CAP.

METRO IS GOING TO PROVIDE THE CRITICAL SUPPORT FOR IT, HR PAYROLL, AND, UM, AND OTHER SUCH ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORTS BASICALLY TO ALLOW US TO HAVE THAT, THAT, UM, UH, THE, THE, THE ECONOMIES OF SCALE ECONOMIES OF SCALE, SO THAT THERE'S NO, NO NEED TO GO OUT AND CREATE SOMETHING NEW.

WE CAN PARTNER HERE AND PROVIDE THOSE RESOURCES AT CAP METRO WALWAY ALREADY

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HAS.

UM, IN ADDITION, UH, THERE ARE SOME PROJECTS THAT WERE ALREADY COMING ONLINE.

THE CAP METRO WAS WORKING ON THAT, UH, ATP AND THAT AGREEMENT RECOGNIZED, HEY, TAP, METRO CONTINUE DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING, AND WE'RE GOING TO HELP SUPPORT THAT.

AND AS PART OF THAT PARTNERSHIP SPECIFICALLY, UH, THE F THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS ASSOCIATED WITH THE RED LINE IMPROVEMENTS, THE NEW PICKUP ZONES IN THE PLANNING PROCESS.

AND SO THE TWO ARE CONTINUING TO WORK TOGETHER, UH, THE COORDINATION BETWEEN THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND ATP, WE HAVE SOME REALLY EXCITING DEVELOPMENTS GOING ON THERE.

WE'RE REALLY EXCITED TO KNOW THAT.

AND I HOPE YOU GUYS ARE EXCITED TO HEAR TOO, THAT, UH, THE CITY OF AUSTIN ACTUALLY HAS RAMPED UP AND CREATED ITS PROJECT CONNECT OFFICE, UH, AND NAMED A NEAT, UH, BO DAY AS THE CITY'S FIRST MOBILITY OFFICER.

AND SHE'S GOING TO BE HEADING UP THIS SPECIFIC OFFICE RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING A PERMITTING UTILITIES, INSPECTIONS, AND OTHER CRITICAL ELEMENTS OF IMPLEMENTATION.

THIS IS REALLY A FIRST OF ITS KIND OPERATION THAT THAT'S NEVER BEEN UTILIZED BEFORE.

THAT WILL REALLY HELP INCREASE THE LEVEL OF TECHNICAL AT THE TECHNICAL LEVEL, THE IMPLEMENTATION COORDINATION BETWEEN CAP METRO ATP AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO IMPROVE THINGS AS WE'RE GOING FORWARD, AND REALLY KIND OF STREAMLINED THE PROCESS ON PERMITTING AND ON CONSTRUCTION TO REALLY MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN REALLY GET THINGS GOING.

UH, AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, UH, THE CITY AND COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS, THIS OFFICE WILL HELP WORK ON, UM, DEVELOPING HAS, AND HAS BEEN WORKING ON DEVELOPING THE EQUITY SCORECARD.

I KNOW THAT THERE WERE, THERE WERE A COUPLE OF MEETINGS THAT HAPPENED THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS ON, UH, WITH COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS AND, UH, SOME OF THE BOARD MEMBERS DEVELOPING, UH, THE EQUITY SCORECARD AND THAT EQUITY SCORECARD IS GOING TO REALLY HELP DESIGN AND, UH, AND, AND HELP DRIVE SOME OF THE, UH, GUIDELINES BEHIND HOW THAT $300 MILLION OF ANTI-DISPLACEMENT FUNDS WILL BE, UH, AND THAT INVESTMENT WILL BE SPENT.

SO, UH, FINALLY, UH, JUST TO RECAP, UH, SOME OF THE ACTION RECENT BOARD ACTIONS, JUST TO KIND OF PUT UP, KIND OF PUT A BOW ON ALL THIS BACK IN JANUARY, UH, ATP, UH, APPROVED ITS BUDGET FOR FIS FOR THE REMAINDER OF FISCAL YEAR 21.

THE, UH, JUST SO Y'ALL KNOW, THE BUDGET YEAR FOR ATP WILL BE SET TO ALIGN WITH CAP METRO AND WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO MAKE THINGS CLEAN.

SO THE BUDGET YEAR WILL RUN THROUGH SEPTEMBER THE 30TH.

AND SO WE APPROVE THE BUDGET FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FISCAL YEAR.

AND WE ALSO, ALONG WITH THAT IMPROVED AN APPROVED AT INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH PAT METRO, AS I SAID, FOR THOSE, UH, FOR THOSE FUNDS, UH, FOR, FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES AND PROJECT DELIVERY FUNCTIONS.

AND THEN IN FEBRUARY, WE DID PASS AN AGREEMENT THAT ALLOWS US TO JOIN THE STATE PURCHASING COOPERATIVE THAT, THAT, THAT THE CAP METRO AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN ARE ALREADY A PART OF AGAIN, TO HELP IMPROVE PROCESSES AND STREAMLINE, UH, SOME OF OUR, UH, OUR PROCUREMENT PROCESSES FOR THINGS TO, TO MAKE IT EASIER TO, TO PURCHASE ITEMS, UH, AS NECESSARY SOME OF THE LOW, LOW DOLLAR THINGS, I GUESS, AND THEN ALSO, UH, ENTERED INTO THE APPROVED THE INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY TO HELP SUPPORT AND STAND UP THE PROJECT CONNECT SUPPORT SERVICES BETWEEN ATP AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND THEN, UM, IF YOU'VE NOTICED THERE'S BEEN PROGRESS OUT IN THE FIELD ALREADY, IF YOU ALL HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT, DOWN AT, UH, LADY BIRD LAKE, THERE HAS ACTUALLY BEEN A VERY INTERESTING LITTLE MACHINE OUT THERE.

IT'S, IT'S CALLED A, UH, A, UH, A DRILLING BARGE, AND IT'S BEEN OUT THERE, UH, TAKING SOME, UH, SOIL SAMPLES OUT THERE FOR THE BLUE LINE BRIDGE PROJECT, JUST TO, UH, TO START KIND OF DOING SOME OF THE PRELIMINARY THIS, AGAIN, PART OF NEPA AND GETTING SOME OF THE PRELIMINARY ENVIRONMENTAL, UH, INFORMATION THAT'S NEEDED TO, UH, UH, TO MOVE US, TO MOVE US FORWARD FROM THERE.

SO, UM, I REALIZED THAT'S A LOT OF INFORMATION GANG.

UM, THIS IS TO TRY TO CATCH YOU GUYS UP AND THE PUBLIC THAT'S WATCHING AS A WHOLE, UH, THIS WAS REALLY TWO MONTHS OF INFORMATION WE'VE BEEN HITTING THE GROUND, RUNNING A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON.

AND, AND AS A, AS I SAID, MY, MY INTENT HERE IS TO, TO, TO KIND OF GIVE YOU A MONTH TO MONTH SNAPSHOT AND UPDATE.

AND THEN FROM THERE ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS OF THE BOARD AS WE MOVE FORWARD, UH, THROUGHOUT THE LIFE OF THIS PROJECT AND PROJECT CONNECT.

SO WITH THAT, I AM HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTION.

THANK YOU, MEMBER STRATTON QUESTIONS, A MEMBER INTO RHEA.

YES.

ERIC, IF, UH, IF THE PUBLIC WANTS TO, UM, LOOK AT YOUR, DO Y'ALL HAVE A WEBSITE THAT Y'ALL HAVE ALREADY SET UP, OR YEAH.

YES, SIR.

IT'S, UH, THE, THE WEBSITE IS AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.ORG.

OKAY.

AND THEN SHE CAN BASICALLY, UH, THE PUBLIC CAN JUST GO IN THERE AND LOOK UP ANY INFORMATION THAT BEEN GOING ON WITH THE BOARD.

THAT IS CORRECT.

THERE'S AN ACTUAL SECTION THERE FOR THE, FOR THE, THE, YOU SEE THE BOARD MEMBERS AND THEIR BACKGROUND BOARD MEETINGS ARE ON THERE.

THE ACTIONS THAT WE'VE TAKEN THE BOARD PACK IS JUST LIKE WE HAVE WITH CAP METRO.

YES, SIR.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

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OTHER QUESTIONS FOR, UH, UH, MEMBER MITCHELL.

OKAY.

UH, CHAIRMAN, I WANTED TO RESPOND TO ERIC.

YOU ASKED ME A QUESTION ABOUT THE TRACKING OF DEMAND MANAGEMENT CONTRACT.

AND I MISSPOKE.

I'VE SOME REASON THAT AS PEDAL SHORT CIRCUIT, AND I WAS THINKING OF TRANSPORTATION CREDITS, THE TRAFFIC DEMAND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ARE WHAT YOU THINK THEY ARE RIDE SHARING, FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULES, ALTERNATIVE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS.

THE LAST REPORT WAS AUGUST OF 2019, AND THIS WAS HIRING A CONTRACTOR TO PREPARE A NEW PROGRAM AS WELL AS TOOLS THAT CAN BE USED IN OUR REGION.

A LOT OF THINGS HAVE HAPPENED IN TWO YEARS, LIKE THE PASSAGE OF A SMALL LITTLE TRANSIT, UH, PROGRAM AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

AND SO THEY ARE UPDATING THAT, UH, TRAFFIC DEMAND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

I DIDN'T MEAN TO PUT YOU ON THE SPOT BOARD MEMBER MITCHELL IT'S OKAY.

I HEARD THE WORD TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND I THOUGHT TRAFFIC OR DEMAND MANAGEMENT AND THOUGHT HMM.

IS THAT SOMETHING THAT, THAT, UH, THAT, THAT, THAT HAS A, UH, UH, AN IMPLICATION TO, TO CAP METRO AT ALL? AND THEN SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO IS DO WE, DO WE FIT INTO THAT MIX AT ALL? WAS, WAS ONE OF MY THOUGHT PROCESSES BEHIND THAT WE SERVE.

WE CERTAINLY DO.

WE CERTAINLY DO.

AND I THINK THEY'RE UPDATING THAT IT'S ABOUT A HALF A MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT INSULTED SERVICES.

GREAT.

OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MEMBERS STRATTON, ERIC, THANK YOU FOR THAT GOOD REPORT.

IT IS A SUPER GRATIFYING TO, UH, SEE SOME FOUR-AND-A-HALF MONTHS AFTER THE ELECTION, WHICH ALL OF US SPENT SO MUCH TIME THINKING ABOUT PREPARING FOR, AND HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN TALKING ABOUT PROJECT CONNECT, UH, TO SEE REAL ACTIVITY I'M ESPECIALLY IMPRESSED WITH THE QUALITY OF THE, UH, FOLKS THAT HAVE BEEN HIRED.

UH, GREG CANALY WAS, UH, A GREAT, UH, UH, UH, PARTNER WITH US WHEN, AT THE CITY OF AUSTIN, AS WE WORKED ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FINANCIAL PLAN FOR IT.

UM, PETER, UH, OBVIOUSLY HAS DONE GREAT WORK IN THE CITY AS WELL, AND TO SEE THEM ALL IN HARNESS, UH, FOR THIS, UH, MONUMENTAL PROJECT, UH, UH, AND TO SEE EVERYTHING HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED IN NEARLY FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS IS REALLY ENCOURAGING.

SO KUDOS TO RANDY AND STAFF AND ALL OF YOU ON THE BOARD, GETTING THE COMMITTEES, UM, FORMED UP A LOT OF MOMENTUM AND A LOT OF EXCITEMENT AROUND THAT.

AND IT'S REALLY COOL TO SEE THE PROGRESS SO KUDOS TO EVERYBODY.

[V. Consent Items]

ALL RIGHT, NEXT UP OUR CONSENT AGENDA, WE HAVE TWO ITEMS. ONE IS A RENEWAL OF AN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN FOR THE SMART TRIPS PROGRAM.

SECOND IS APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT WITH HERZOG CONTRACT CORPORATION FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF FOUR RAIL BRIDGES.

UH, DOES ANYBODY WANT TO REMOVE EITHER OF THOSE ITEMS FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA, MOVE APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA? WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE AND IT IS A SECOND MEMBER POOL.

IS THAT A SECOND? OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, ANY DISCUSSION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA, UH, HEARING NO DISCUSSION, THEN I'LL CALL ROLL AND ASK YOU FOR A, UH, AN I OR AN, A, A COOPERS.

AND I REMEMBER KITCHEN.

UH, YES, I REMEMBER MITCHELL.

I, I REMEMBER POOL.

YES.

I REMEMBER RENTERIA.

YES.

I REMEMBER STRATTON, UH, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I AM A YES, BUT IF I MAY, UM, MEMBER TREVELYAN, I I'M SAYING THAT HIS, HIS VIDEO CAMERA IS NOT TURNED ON.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S GOING TO BE AN ISSUE FOR THE VOTE.

JUST WANTED TO MAKE NOTE OF THAT REAL QUICK.

OKAY.

OKAY.

UH, LET'S SEE.

OKAY.

UH, IT WAS IT IT'S SHOWING THAT IT IS, BUT IF YOU CAN'T SEE ME, UM, I GUESS I CAN GET OUT AND GET BACK IN AND SEE IF THAT WORKS.

WAS ANYBODY ELSE SAM, OR IS IT JUST ME? NO, I CAN'T SEE HIM IN EITHER, EITHER MODE.

OKAY.

SO, SO OFFICIALLY FOR THE, FOR THE RECORD, IF I COULD I'LL VOTE YES.

AND THEN I'LL GET OUT AND TRY TO GET BACK IN, UM, FOR THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS WE HAVE AT LEAST A SIX OH, VOTE.

WHY DON'T WE PAUSE FOR A SECOND AND SEE IF A MEMBER TREVELYAN CAN GET BACK IN.

OKAY.

[00:40:04]

OKAY.

GOOD.

ARE YOU STILL AN EYE? I AM AN EYE.

YES.

MOTION CARRIES SEVEN TO ZERO.

THANK YOU.

[VI.1. Approval of a resolution electing officers of the Capital Metro Board of Directors for 2021.]

UH, NEXT, UH, UH, MEMBERS WILL BE OUR ACTION ITEMS. THE FIRST TWO OF WHICH, UH, WE STARTED DISCUSSION ON IN JANUARY, THE ELECTION OF BAR BOARD OFFICERS FOR, UH, 2021.

I WILL, UH, KICK OFF THIS DISCUSSION, UM, BY ASKING FOR NOMINATIONS FIRST FOR PRESIDENT AND THEN FOR VICE PRESIDENT.

AND THEN FOR, UH, SECRETARY.

SO SORRY TO CUT YOU OFF CHAIR, BUT I THINK YOU MEAN CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR.

OH, YOU'RE RIGHT.

I WAS A CO-OPED IN YOU.

THAT'S HOW I GETTING FIRED TODAY.

SO I HAVEN'T DONE AUTOMATION.

ALL RIGHT.

A MEMBER POOL.

THANK YOU.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE, AND THEN I'D LIKE TO SPEAK TO MY NOMINATION.

I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE COMMISSIONER JEFF TREVELYAN FOR CHAIR OF THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD FOR THE NEXT TERM.

UH, UH, I AM, I AM HONORED THAT YOU WOULD CONSIDER ME COUNCIL MEMBER POOL.

UM, I'M GOING TO HAVE TO DECLINE THAT NOMINATION AT THIS POINT.

UM, UM, THIS IS, UM, GOING THROUGH A VERY DIFFICULT STRETCH AND, AND, UM, WHILE I WANT TO SERVE, UH, I, UM, I THINK THAT, UH, THAT, UH, UH, THE, THE CHAIRMANSHIP WOULD BE, UM, W WOULD BE TOO MUCH FOR ME AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME, BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

WELL, ABSOLUTELY.

UM, COMMISSIONER, AND I'LL JUST MAKE A COUPLE OF NOTES AS TO WHY I WAS FULL OF VIM AND VIGOR ON THIS GORGEOUS SPRING MORNING TO NOMINATE YOU FOR THIS LEADERSHIP ROLE IN HOPES THAT EVERYBODY ON THE DIOCESE WILL KIND OF BOOKMARK THEM, BECAUSE WHILE YOU MAY BE DEMURRING AT THIS POINT, UM, I REALLY THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE ALL SHOULD CONTEMPLATE, ESPECIALLY FOR YOU.

SO I WANTED TO MENTION YOUR LEADERSHIP OF SERVICE TO THE EASTERN CRESCENT, WHICH HAS BEEN MONUMENTAL AND INFLUENTIAL YOUR ADVOCACY FOR PEOPLE WHO DEPEND ON BUS SERVICE EVERY DAY, YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT THEIR ABILITY TO GET AROUND AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO UPLIFT THEM.

YOU ENSURE THAT PEOPLE ARE HEARD AND YOU HELP US TO REACH INTO COMMUNITIES TO TALK TO PEOPLE THAT WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO REACH, BUT YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN.

AND I THINK IN THIS NEW ITERATION OF CAP, METRO GOING FORWARD, THAT IS FROM MY ROLE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR THE CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE PARTNERSHIP THAT IS ABSOLUTELY 98% OF THE COMMENTARY THAT WE ARE HEARING FROM THE CANDIDATES WHO WERE INTERESTED IN, IN BEING SELECTED.

SO YOUR ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY, UM, AND YOUR LEADERSHIP WILL BE ESSENTIAL AND FUNDAMENTAL.

UM, I THINK THAT CHAIR COOPER HAD MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT BIG SHOES AND THERE ARE ALWAYS BIG SHOES TO FILL.

AND WHEN LEADERS EMERGE IN OUR COMMUNITY, IT'S BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO FILL THOSE SHOES AND DO EVEN MORE TO, TO MOVE US FORWARD.

SO IF YOU ALL WOULD, UM, UH, THINK ABOUT MR. TREVELYAN IN THIS ROLE, IF WE CANNOT DO IT TODAY, AND I RESPECT JEFF STANDING ASIDE, IF WE CAN'T DO THAT TODAY, I THINK IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD VERY, VERY DEFINITELY CONSIDER IN THE NEXT SHORT TERM.

THANKS.

UM, SO I'M HONORED AND FLATTERED AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU.

UH, REMEMBER, UH, POOL AND I'LL JUST JOIN AND SAY, I THINK A MEMBER TREVELYAN WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT, UH, CHAIR OF THE ORGANIZATION.

UM, REMEMBER RENTERIA, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE YOUR MUSIC.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE A PRESIDENT.

I THINK HE HAS BEEN DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB HERE IN THE LAST CERTAIN SIDE, JORDAN.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT ENERGY AND EFFORT THAT YOU HAVE PUT CAPITAL IN RETRO

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AND ESPECIALLY THE BOND ELECTION AND JUST HAPPENED.

SO, UM, I THINK THAT UNDER YOUR LEADERSHIP THAT VERY SUCCESSFUL, I WOULD HOPE THAT YOU CONSIDER IT A VERY SELECT COOPER.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MEMBER RENTER.

WE I'LL JUST SAY, UM, UH, HONORED TO HAVE THAT, UH, NOMINATION.

AND, UH, AS I MENTIONED TO YOU ALL IN JANUARY, UM, I'M ON THE LAST LEGS OF THIS JOURNEY AND, UH, LOOK FORWARD TO PASSING THE TORCH.

AND, UH, IF THE CONSENSUS, UH, UH, UH, WHICH I THINK IT IS, IS, UH, SURROUNDING THAT COMMISSIONER PAVILION IS A SUCCESSOR IN THE NEAR TERM.

I WILL BE DELIGHTED TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO HELP, UH, GET HIM READY AND PREPARED FOR THAT OR WHOMEVER THIS BOARD, UH, SELECTS, BUT I WOULD BE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THAT TASK AND, UH, HAVE, UH, BEEN HONORED TO SERVE IN THIS ROLE, UH, BUT UNDERSTAND THAT ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END.

AND, UH, UH, SO THANK YOU, UH, MEMBER STRATTON SECOND, I THINK, DO YOU NEED A SECOND? SO I, IF THAT'S THE CASE, I WILL GIVE YOU A SECOND.

I NEED ALL THE AFFIRMATION I CAN GET, BUT, UH, I THINK THE RULES REQUIRE A SECOND AS WELL.

OTHER, A NOMINATIONS, UM, HEARING NONE, ANY DISCUSSION, UM, NO DISCUSSION, THEN I'LL GO, UH, CALL ROLE, UH, FOR YOUR I OR A MEMBER OF KITCHEN.

YES.

REMEMBER MITCHELL? YES.

A MEMBER POOL.

YES.

REMEMBER RENTAL MARIA.

YES.

NUMBER STRATTON.

I, UM, REMEMBER 2 BILLION IN COOPERS AND I AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

UH, NEXT, UH, NOMINATIONS, A MEMBER POOL FOR VICE CHAIR.

I THINK I WOULD JUST LIKE TO PIGGYBACK THEN CHAIR COOPER ON WHAT YOU WERE SAYING ABOUT, UH, WORKING WITH MR. TREVELYAN AND GETTING HIM PREPARED IN THE NEAR TERM TO ASSUME THE CHAIR, UM, WHEN YOU DECIDE TO RETIRE AND I'D LIKE TO NOMINATE, UM, BOARD MEMBER TREVELYAN FOR VICE CHAIR.

RIGHT.

WELL REMEMBER, THANK YOU.

REMEMBER, POOL OF MEMBERS STRATTON, IF HE'S WILLING TO DO IT, I WOULD SECOND IT FOR ALL THE REASONS THAT BOARD MEMBER POOL ALREADY, ALREADY STATED.

REMEMBER TREVELYAN, UM, I WOULD BE HONORED TO SERVE AND CONTINUE TO LEARN, UM, THAT WE'VE GOT SO MANY IMPORTANT THINGS THAT ARE TRANSFORMATIONAL.

UM, I, I WOULD BE HONORED TO SERVE IN THIS POSITION AND, AND LEARN HOW TO, TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY IN THAT CAPACITY.

ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS, UM, DISCUSSION? LET ME JUST SAY, I, I THINK, UH, UH, I REMEMBER TREVELYAN WILL BE AN EXCELLENT VICE CHAIR.

I DON'T THINK HE HAS MUCH LEARNING TO DO.

I THINK HE DOESN'T GIVE HIMSELF ENOUGH CREDIT ON THIS.

AND I THINK, UH, OUR CREDIBILITY IN THE COMMUNITY WILL BE ENHANCED BY HAVING HIM IN A LEADERSHIP ROLE AND, UH, UH, ONE DAY SOON A CHAIR ROLE.

UM, SO I'M DELIGHTED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH HIM.

HE'S BEEN A GREAT PARTNER, UH, AS WE HAVE WORKED THROUGH A LOT OF ISSUES, BUT PARTICULARLY IN CONNECTION WITH PROJECT CONNECT, UM, AND BEING A REALLY GOOD VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY THAT HE SERVES HERE ON OUR BOARD.

SO DELIGHTED TO HAVE HIM IN THAT ROLE.

AND WITH THAT, UH, WE'LL DO ROLL CALL VOTE AGAIN.

UM, NUMBER KITCHEN.

YES.

I REMEMBER MITCHELL.

YES.

REMEMBER POOL? YES.

A MEMBER OF MINTS MARIA NUMBER STRATTON.

UH, I AM, UH, YES, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I HATE TO DO THIS AGAIN, BUT, BUT, UM, A MEMBER KITCHENS, UH, CAMERA WAS OFF.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S GOING TO IMPACT THIS ABOUT THERE.

SHE IS STILL A YES, I BELIEVE.

YES.

SHE'S STILL, YES.

I DON'T THINK SHE HEARD YOU STILL A YES.

NUMBER KITCHEN.

YOU WERE OFF CAMERA.

I'VE ALREADY VOTED.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

NUMBER 2 MILLION.

YES.

AND COOPER'S A YES.

THANK YOU.

UH, FINALLY, UH, WE HAVE THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY, UM, ANY, UH, NOMINATIONS FOR THAT ALLAH, UH, NOMINATE, UH, OUR EXISTING

[00:50:01]

SECRETARY MEMBER STRATTON HAS DONE AN EXEMPLARY JOB, UH, AS SECRETARY AND THAT I THINK YOU OUGHT TO CONTINUE IN THAT ROLE.

SECOND FOR THAT NOMINATION SECOND BY A MEMBER POOL IS A VERY QUICK LEARNER ON OUR BOARD.

UH, I CAN TELL US WHO'S GOING TO BE AN EXCELLENT BOARD MEMBER AND KEEPING THESE THINGS MOVING ALONG AND THE OTHER NOMINATIONS FOR SECRETARY, VERY GOOD, ANY, UH, DISCUSSION.

UH, WE HAVE ONE THUMBS UP I'LL JOIN IN THAT.

ERIC'S BEEN A GREAT AND ENERGETIC, UH, COLLEAGUE ON THE BOARD.

AND, AND THOUGH THE DUTIES ARE NOT GREAT.

I THINK HIS, UH, HIS, UH, ATTITUDE AND PERFORMANCE, UH, GIVES AN EXCELLENT SIGNATURE.

SO WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THAT.

UH, HOW ABOUT, UH, UH, WE'LL CALL ROLL AGAIN.

REMEMBER KITCHEN? YES, I DO REMEMBER MITCHELL.

YES.

UH, NUMBER POOL.

YES.

NUMBER VICTORIA.

YES.

I REMEMBER STRATTON.

YES.

UH, REMEMBER TREVELYAN AND COOPER AS A YES AS WELL.

THANK YOU ALL.

AND I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH EACH OF YOU IN THE NEXT, UH, IN THE REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR AND NEXT ACTION ITEM APPROVAL OF APPOINTMENTS TO THE FINANCE AUDIT.

SORRY.

DID I MISS SOMEBODY,

[VI.2. Approval of a resolution confirming the appointments to the Finance, Audit and Administration Committee and Operations, Planning and Safety Committee for 2021.]

UH, NEXT, UH, APPROVAL OF APPOINTMENTS TO THE, OUR COMMITTEES, FINANCE AUDIT AND ADMINISTRATION, AND THEN OPERATIONS PLANNING AND SAFETY.

IF I RECALL CORRECTLY, A MEMBER, A RENTER MARIA WANTED TO SWAP, UM, HE'S TIRED OF, UH, CHAIRMAN MITCHELL AND ME, AND WANTS TO MOVE OVER TO THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE.

AND, UH, IN TURN THE ROOKIE HAZING, UM, UH, LESLIE POOL, UH, WOULD THEN GO TO FINANCE AND HAVE TO SIT WITH, UH, CHAIRMAN MITCHELL AND MYSELF.

SO IF THAT IS EVERYBODY'S, UH, UH, PREFERENCE AND OTHERWISE STAY IN THE SAME, THAT WOULD BE MY RECOMMENDATION TO THE GROUP.

ANY, DID I MISS ANY OTHER CHANGES THAT PEOPLE WANTED TO HAVE? REMEMBER? ORIGINAL? YEAH.

THANK YOU.

UH, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I, I REALLY APPRECIATE WORKING ON THE AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE, BUT IN ORDER TO BE A COMPLETE BOARD MEMBER ON THE OTHER SIDE, YOU KNOW, I, I, I WANT TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY HERE IN THE LAST TWO YEARS OF MY TERM, TO BE ABLE TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THE FULL OPERATION OF CAPITAL METRO.

SO I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THAT OPPORTUNITY, YOU KNOW, AND I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO GET AN EXCELLENT MEMBER THERE IN THE AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND ENERGY ON THAT COMMITTEE.

AND I THINK YOU'RE MAKING AN EXCELLENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBER, UH, AND WE CAN UNDERSTAND, UH, UM, NO ASPECT FOR CHAIR MITCHELL THAT, UH, A LITTLE BIT OF US GOES A LONG WAY.

UM, AND, UH, IN THAT REGARD A NUMBER OF POOL, WE'RE EXCITED TO HAVE YOU ON THE, UH, ON THE FINANCE COMMITTEE AS WELL, AND, UH, WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS AND LOOK FORWARD TO LOTS OF GREAT DAYS, UH, THINKING ABOUT BUDGETS AND AUDITS.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT'S THAT? I ENJOY KRISHA WELL, THAT'S GOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, WE THEN NEED, I THINK, UH, WITH THAT A ROLL CALL VOTE, UH, TO FINALIZE THOSE, UM, ASSIGNMENTS.

AND SO A MEMBER KITCHEN, MR. CHAIR, YOU NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND.

I'M SORRY.

THANK YOU.

I'M SKIPPING AHEAD.

I'LL MAKE THE MOTION TO APPROVE THAT ASSIGNMENT.

IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND, UH, MEMBER TREVELYAN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

CURIOUS CHAIR.

WOULD YOU PLEASE READ THOSE NAMES FOR THE RECORD FROM THE RESOLUTION? UH, YES.

SO THE ASSIGNMENT WOULD BE ON, UM, ON THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.

IT WILL BE NOW YOU'RE PUTTING ME TO MY TEST HILL COOPER, MITCHELL, AND POOL, AND THE REMAINDER, WHICH WOULD BE TREVELYAN KITCHEN, UH, RENT AREA.

AND WHO AM I MISSING STRATTON ON OPERATIONS COMMITTEE.

DO I HAVE THAT RIGHT? VERY WELL.

THANK YOU.

WE HAVE A MOTION, A SECOND, A PROPER RECITATION OF THE ASSIGNMENTS.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION, RIGHT? THEN WE'LL VOTE A MEMBER OF KITCHEN.

YOUR VOTE? YES.

I REMEMBER MITCHELL.

YOU MEAN YOU'RE MUTE.

YOU DID

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REMEMBER MITCHELL.

YOU KNEW THAT.

LET ME GET THE OTHERS.

WE'LL COME BACK TO THEM FROM MITCHELL.

UH, REMEMBER POOL? YES.

UM, REMEMBER RENTERIA? YES.

THANK YOU.

REMEMBER STRATTON? I REMEMBER TREVELYAN COOPER IS A YES AS WELL.

LET'S SEE IF MEMBER MITCHELL'S MASTERED HIS MICROPHONE.

OKAY.

NO PRESSURE.

OKAY.

DOES THE THUMBS UP COUNT, CARRY LEGALLY? ARE YOU ABLE TO UNMUTE HIM OR UNMUTE EVERYBODY FOR A SECOND? OKAY.

IT'S BEYOND HELP.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL UH, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON.

WE'LL CALL THAT A SIX O VOTE WITH ONE NON-VOTING ONE, ONE MEMBER PRESENT AND NOT VOTING, AND WE'RE NOT PRESENT.

MR. CHAIR.

THE ONE THING YOU NEGLECTED TO MENTION WAS WHO THE CHAIR OF EACH OF THESE COMMITTEES WOULD BE.

WILL THERE BE ANY CHANGES TO THE CHAIRS OF THE COMMITTEES? CARRIE, DO WE NEED TO VOTE ON THE CHAIR AGAIN? YOU SHOULD.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, WE'LL UH, THANK YOU.

UH, MY SUGGESTION IS THAT WE MAINTAIN THE TWO CHAIRMANSHIPS, UH, THAT WE HAVE, WHICH WOULD BE REMEMBERED TREVELYAN FOR OPS AND MEMBER MITCHELL FOR, UH, FINANCE.

AND, UH, THAT WILL BE MY MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND MEMBER? WAS THAT A SECOND MEMBER KITCHEN? YEAH, NO.

I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER, TO BE CHAIR OF THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE, UH, TO FREE UP, UH, COMMISSIONER, UH, TO CIVILIAN AS VICE CHAIR, NUMBER POOL.

I'D SECOND THAT I THINK THAT'S, UM, THAT'S A GOOD MOVE.

OTHER, UH, OTHER, UM, UH, SUGGESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

SO I'LL TAKE THAT AS A, LET'S SAY WE HAVE MY EMOTION.

YEAH.

TAKE THAT AS A, UH, UH, AN AMENDMENT TO MY MOTION, UM, UNLESS, UH, UM, LET ME THINK ABOUT THE BEST WAY TO HANDLE THIS.

ANY OTHER DISCUSSION, AND THEN WE'LL HAVE A VOTE.

HOW ABOUT THAT? REMEMBER TO MR. MR. CHAIRMAN DID, DID ANYBODY ACTUALLY SECOND YOUR ORIGINAL MOTION? NO.

THEN IT DOESN'T BELONG TO THE BODY YET, SO YOU COULD PULL IT OUT AND THEN WE COULD JUST PRESENT.

WE HAVE THAT, I'LL PULL MY EMOTION.

LET'S JUST HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT REAL QUICK, AND THEN WE'LL MAKE A MOTION AND SECOND AND GO FORWARD.

SO WE HAVE A HANDS, UH, OFFER.

WE HAVE, UH, A MEMBER POOLS, UM, UM, SUGGESTION TO THAT EFFECT.

ANY OTHER THOUGHTS OR SUGGESTIONS OR COMMENTS NUMBER RITZ MARIA, MAYBE WE COULD ASK AND IS THE EXISTING CHAIR THAT WORKS FOR HIM, AND THEN HE COULD MAKE THE OKAY.

UM, I, WELL, LET'S SEE, UH, I WILL FOLLOW, UH, MEMBERS, UH, RENTER MARIA, BECAUSE HE HAD HIS HAND UP AND THEN MEMBER THANK YOU, CHAIR.

I WOULD SUPPORT ALSO AND BEING THE CHAIR, I REALLY, REALLY RESPECT HER LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE TERM, BUT NOT ONLY THAT SHE HAD BEEN UP THERE IN THE FRONT LINE, PROMOTING OUR PROJECT CONNECTOR WAS ALSO THE CHAIR OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE AND THE CITY OF REALLY, REALLY FIT IN JUST PERFECT TO, UH, TO GET THIS, UH, OPERATION THAT IS THE FUTURE OF WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING ON AND HAVING SOMEONE WITH THAT MUCH AND FED AND THEN, AND, UH, KNOWLEDGE AND TRANSPORTATION.

I WOULD REALLY SUPPORT THEIR NO RECOMMEND.

I WOULD RECOMMEND ALL THE REST OF THE MEMBERS SUPPORT ARE ALSO THANK YOU CHAIR.

OKAY.

I THINK THAT, I THINK THAT IT IS AN EXCELLENT IDEA.

I THINK THAT, UH, THAT, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER, A BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN, UH, DOES AN EXCEPTIONAL JOB AND I WILL LOOK, I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HER AND WE'LL MAKE THE MOTION TO, UM, TO, UH, APPOINT HER AS A CHAIR OF THE OPERATIONS.

OKAY, GOOD.

I'LL SECOND THAT MOTION.

ANY OTHER DISCUSSION?

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VERY WELL LET'S UH, THEN HAVE A VOTE THE VOTE AGAIN.

THE MOTION IS FOR MEMBER MITCHELL TO, UH, RETAIN THIS CHAIR OF FINANCE AND MEMBER KITCHEN TO BECOME CHAIR OF OPERATIONS.

SO A MEMBER KITCHEN, A MEMBER MITCHELL.

YES.

AND THANKS TO ANNE FOR SERVING A MEMBER POOL.

YES.

THANK YOU.

REMEMBER RENTERIA? YES.

I REMEMBER STRATTON.

I REMEMBER TREVELYAN COOPER IS AN I AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY.

MR. CHAIRMAN, CAN I, COULD I ASK A QUICK QUESTION? THIS IS, THIS IS DIRECTED TO CARRIE AS A, AS A, I GUESS, A LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY.

UM, DOES EVERYONE'S CAMERA HAVE TO BE ON WHEN THEY STATE THEIR VOTES FOR IT TO COUNT? THAT IS CORRECT.

WOULD IT JEOPARDIZE OR LATER WOULD WE HAVE TO RE VOTE ON SOMETHING? IF THE CAMERA IS OFF WHILE A VOTE IS BEING TAKEN AND WE'RE DOING A ROLL CALL AND THEY SAY THEIR VOTE THAT THEIR CAMERA'S NOT ON ONLY IF IT WOULD IMPACT THE OUTCOME OF THE VOTE.

OKAY.

JUST, JUST WANTED TO VERIFY.

THANK YOU.

MA'AM YOU MAY RECALL THAT, UH, DURING SOME OF OUR JOINT DELIBERATIONS WE HAD, WHEN WE WERE HAVING SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, ONE DAY, WE HAD TO CARRIE, THANK YOU FOR WALKING US THROUGH THAT AND, UH, UH, DEMONSTRATING THAT EVEN AFTER AS MANY YEARS AS I'VE SERVED ANY SUBSTANTIAL HELP WITH THE PROCESS LIKE YOU.

NEXT ACTION ITEM IS APPROVAL

[VI.3. Approval of a resolution authorizing the president & CEO, or his designee, to finalize and execute a contract with Simply Klean LLC for janitorial services, for a base period of two (2) years and three (3) one-year options in an amount not to exceed $4,830,001.]

OF THE CONTRACT WAS SIMPLY CLAIMED FOR JANITORIAL SERVICES.

MR. CARTWRIGHT, I THINK YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW, GOOD TO SEE YOU.

GOOD MORNING.

GOOD MORNING.

UH, CHAIR COOPER, BOARD MEMBERS, PRESIDENT CEO, CLARK I'M, KEN CARR, VICE PRESIDENT OF FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION.

AS YOU MENTIONED, THIS ACTION ITEM IS REQUESTING APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR HIS DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH SIMPLY CLEAN LLC FOR JANITORIAL SERVICES FOR A BASE PERIOD OF TWO YEARS AND THREE, ONE YEAR OPTIONS IN ANOTHER, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 4 MILLION, $830,000, $830,001 AND BOARD MEMBERS, UH, CAPITAL METRO CONTRACTS FOR JANITORIAL SERVICES ON AN ONGOING BASIS.

AND THOSE JANITORIAL SERVICES ARE FOR OUR PASSENGER FACILITIES, SUCH AS RAIL STATIONS AND RIDES AND METRO RAPID STATIONS, AS WELL AS OUR OPERATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE FACILITIES.

THE CURRENT CONTRACT, WHICH IS HELD BY SIMPLY CLAIM IS EXPIRING.

SO WE REPORT HERE THESE SERVICES AND SIMPLY CLEAN IS AGAIN, BEING RECOMMENDED AS THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE AND RESPONSIBLE DINNER WAS THIS CONTRACT.

WE ESTABLISHED A 12% SBE GOAL FOR THIS CONTRACT.

AND SIMPLY CLEAN IS ACTUALLY 100% SPE FROM THE FUNDING FOR THIS CONTRACT IS AVAILABLE IN OUR OPERATING BUDGET.

BUT I DID WANT TO POINT OUT DURING THE PRESENTATION OF THIS ITEM AT OUR OPERATIONS PLANNING AND SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING, THERE WERE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS I WANTED TO ADDRESS THOSE WITH YOU.

THE FIRST QUESTION WAS WHETHER OR NOT THIS CONTRACT REQUIRES THE CONTRACTOR TO PAY LIVING WAGES TO ITS EMPLOYEES.

AND THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS YES, THE CONTRACT DOES REQUIRE THE CONTRACTOR IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN RULES FOR LIVING WAGE TO PAY ITS EMPLOYEES OF A LIVING WAGE.

THE SECOND QUESTION WAS WHETHER OR NOT THIS CONTRACTOR PROVIDES BENEFITS FOR ITS EMPLOYEES.

AND WE DID CONFIRM THAT THE CONTRACTOR DOES PROVIDE THE, DOES OFFER THE STANDARD BENEFITS TO ITS EMPLOYEES, MEDICAL DENTAL, PAID TIME OFF, ET CETERA.

SO I DID WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU WERE AWARE OF THOSE QUESTIONS AND THE ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS, BUT WITH THAT, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY OTHER QUESTIONS YOU HAVE REGARDING THIS