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[00:00:02]

LET'S MOVE FORWARD.

SO THIS

[CALL TO ORDER]

IS THE MEETING OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD.

IT IS TUESDAY, MARCH 23RD, 5:31 PM.

AND I WILL GO AHEAD AND CALL THE ROLL, UM, VICE CHAIR FOR A SET OR AMENDMENT TO PALMA RESIDENT, OR MEMBER RINALDI HERE, BOARD MEMBER DECARLO, K BOARD MEMBER, MASON MURPHY HERE.

WE'RE A MEMBER FAUST, PRESENT WARD MEMBER, MORGAN BOARD MEMBER, LUCA AND BOARD MEMBER TAYLOR AND BOARD MEMBER CUTTING SIDLED HERE.

OKAY, SO WE DO HAVE A QUORUM, SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND MOVE FORWARD.

THE

[CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

FIRST WE HAVE SOME CITIZEN COMMUNICATION, I BELIEVE RIGHT? CME.

YES.

CHAIR LEWIS.

WE DO.

SO SHOULD WE JUST GO AHEAD AND HAVE THEM SPEAK IT TO COMMUNICATION? YES, WE'LL GO.

WE TAKE ALL OF THEM AT THE START.

SO I'LL GO AHEAD WITH THE LIST IF YOU'RE READY.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, JIM.

SCHWABEL I BELIEVE YOU'RE ON THE LINE.

IF YOU CANNOT MUTE YOURSELF, I BELIEVE I'M ON MUTE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, SIR.

WE CAN, UH, IF YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED AND ADDRESS THE BOARD.

YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

MY NAME IS JIM SCHWABEL.

I'M THE CO-PRESIDENT OF THE EASTWOOD'S NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

THAT'S A SMALL NEIGHBORHOOD JUST NORTH OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS LAW SCHOOL.

AND WITHIN OUR BOUNDARIES IS EASTWOODS PARK.

AND I JUST WANT TO, UH, ASK, UH, IF THERE ARE METHODS, IF THERE ARE SOME METHODS WE CAN USE TO ENSURE THAT THE CURFEW OF OUR PARK IS OBSERVED, UH, WE HAVE, UH, PERIODIC, UH, CAMPERS THERE WHO OCCUPY, UH, ONE OF THE, ONE OF THE FEW PARK BENCHES, AND THEY BASICALLY HAVE TAKEN OVER A CORNER OF, OF THE PARK.

UH, I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE PARK PARK POLICE, AND THERE'S THREE ONE, ONE, AND ALL THAT.

WE'VE TRIED SEVERAL OF THOSE METHODS, UM, WITH, UH, VERY LIMITED RESULTS.

IS THERE ADVICE YOU HAVE FOR ME? OKAY.

SO WE'RE, WE'RE NOT REALLY ALLOWED TO, UM, ASK QUESTIONS DURING OR PROVIDED BY STEERING AND CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

WE'RE JUST HERE TO LISTEN, BUT WE WILL DEFINITELY QUESTION.

THAT'S FINE.

OKAY.

BUT THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBERS, UH, KIMBERLY MCNEALY, I'LL HAVE SAM MAYBE, UM, AND SHANE HER THAT WE HAVE THE CONTACT INFORMATION IN THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT WILL REACH OUT TO THANK YOU.

WELL, WE'VE CONTACTED WEST.

UH, THANK YOU AGAIN, WE, WE CONTACTED A, UH, UH, HAD THE NAME HERE, UH, WEST, UH, SORRY, I DON'T HAVE THE NAME RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME HERE.

THERE YOU GO.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

AND OF COURSE HE, HE, UH, DETAILED TO US THE LIMITATIONS THAT THEY HAVE WITH THE STAFFING AND ALL OF THAT, BUT THE STILL THE PROBLEM PERSISTS AND NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE.

THANK YOU.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO, TO LET US KNOW.

AND, UM, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THE NEXT ITEMS ARE RELATED TO ITEMS, B2 AND B3 ON THE AGENDA.

WE TAKE ALL PUBLIC COMMENT AT THE START OF THE MEETING, SO WE'LL MOVE FORWARD INTO THOSE, UM, BILL BUNCH.

IF YOU'RE ON THE LINE, MR. BENCH, WE'LL BE ADDRESSING YOU REGARDING ITEM B2 AND B3, MR. BUNCH, IF YOU'RE READY.

UH, YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN.

IS THIS YOU MR. BUNCH? YES.

ALL RIGHT, WE'LL START YOUR THREE MINUTES RIGHT NOW.

[00:05:01]

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

A MEMBER OF THE PARKS BOARD FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES, I'M BILL BONDS, LONG TIME RESIDENCE, ZILKER NEIGHBORHOOD.

UM, THIS YEAR I'M ALSO PRESIDENT OF THE ZILKER NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AND OUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE DID TAKE A VOTE TO, UM, OPPOSE THE OPTION.

ONE B THAT HAS BEEN, UH, RECOMMENDED BY STAFF AND WHICH I BELIEVE Y'ALL SUPPORTED LAST MONTH.

UH, WE CERTAINLY THANK, UH, CHAIR LEWIS AND OTHER BOARD MEMBERS FOR RECONSIDERING.

THIS MATTER TODAY, IT'S REALLY APPRECIATED.

UM, THE ZILKER NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ALSO ENCOURAGES YOU TO, UM, GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE OPTION OF RE-PURPOSING ONE OF THE, UH, AUSTIN ISD SCHOOL SITES, UH, THAT ARE BEING, UM, CLOSED FOR THE DOOR TO YARD CENTER.

UM, I WENT BACK AND WATCH THE FULL, UH, PUBLIC HEARING OF THE CITY COUNCIL BACK IN MAY OF 2019, THAT'S REFERENCED IN YOUR BACKEND BACKUP MATERIALS AND THE CITY COUNCIL WHILE THEY DIDN'T PUT IT IN THEIR FINAL RESOLUTION.

I THINK BECAUSE THEY, THEY DIDN'T WANT TO ENCOURAGE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD TO CLOSE THE SCHOOLS.

THERE'S THE BIG FIGHT TO KEEP THEM OPEN.

UM, BUT THEY CLEARLY INTENDED THAT, THAT THE CITY CIRCLED BACK AND LOOK AT RE-PURPOSING ONE OF THOSE SCHOOL SITES, WHICH COULD BE A FABULOUS, UH, DOHERTY ARTS CENTER, BUT WITH THE PLAYGROUNDS IN PLACE, THE PARKING IN PLACE, IT WOULD BE A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACTUALLY EXPAND PARKLAND IN THE CENTRAL CITY RATHER THAN DIMINISH IT BY PAVING OVER YET MORE OF OUR, OUR VERY SKIP SCARE CENTRAL PARKLAND.

SO, NO, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENING.

THERE'S SORT OF A RUSH TO GET THIS DONE, BUT THIS IS A 50 OR A HUNDRED YEAR DECISION AND YOU REALLY SHOULDN'T BE RUSHED INTO IT.

AND WITH OUR CITY CHANGING SO FAST, UM, IT, IT REALLY SHOULD BE THE RIGHT DECISION.

UM, THE SLIDE, THE ONE V SITE IS NOT THE SITE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED.

IF YOU LOOK AT THEIR BACKUP, THEY, THE BIG MARK CRYSTAL CLEAR IS UP CLOSE TO ZACK THEATER.

IT'S NOT OVER ON TOP OF THE LAKE WITH, YOU KNOW, A FABULOUS LEG VIEW.

UM, THAT'S NOT WHAT THEY APPROVED.

THE ONE, THE SIDE IS NOT THE DIRECTION FROM CITY COUNCIL.

UM, SO PLEASE WITH OUR SKYROCKETING CENTRAL CITY PARKLAND, UH, POPULATION, UM, OUR PARK, YOU KNOW, SQUARE FOOT PER PERSON IS, IS PLUMMETING.

WE NEED TO BE UNPAID THING.

OUR CENTRAL PARKLAND NOT PAVING IT FURTHER.

AND I HOPE YOU'D CONSIDER A BROADER POLICY THAT WE BASICALLY PUT A MORATORIUM ON ANY NEW DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL CITY PARK LAND, UH, WITH THE OVERWHELMING PREFERENCE THAT LET'S SEIZE THE RARE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND THOSE AND THE THESE SCHOOL SITES NOW ARE, ARE IDEAL FOR A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN AISD AND THE CITY.

SO THANK YOU.

AND AGAIN, AGAIN FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

THE NEXT CALLER IS MEGAN .

MEGAN IS SORRY.

YES.

ARE YOU, I HAD A QUESTION FOR THE SPEAKER.

CAN I ASK A QUESTION? A CLARIFICATION QUESTION? UH, YEAH, GO AHEAD REAL QUICK, BUT JUST ONE QUESTION.

OKAY.

WELL, I JUST WASN'T SURE.

I WANTED TO KNOW.

HE MENTIONED, UM, THE SCHOOL SITES AND I THINK I RECALL THE SCHOOLS WERE, COULD YOU DO THIS IT'S PEAS AND SIMS AND P SIMS MATS AND BROOKE, AND THEY'RE ALL FAIRLY CENTRALLY LOCATED IN THE CITY, BUT IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING WITH THE PANDEMIC AND A FURTHER LOSS OF, OF STUDENTS THAT THERE'S LIKELY TO BE OTHER SCHOOLS CLOSING SOON AS WELL, BUT, BUT ANY OF THOSE WOULD BE GREAT SITES, A COUPLE OF THREE OF THOSE FOUR OR ON, YOU KNOW, ON THE EAST SIDE WHERE WE VERY MUCH SHOULD BE INVESTING SOME OF OUR PUBLIC DOLLARS AND, AND IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, MEGAN MEISENBACH ARE YOU ON THE LINE?

[00:10:06]

DID WE LOSE MEGAN? SHE'S ON MUTE ON OUR END.

ARE YOU THERE? THIS IS MEGAN.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

MA'AM, WE'LL START YOUR THREE MINUTES RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I APPRECIATE THE BOARD FOR SERVING AND I'M HAPPY TO RECOGNIZE A COUPLE OF YOU.

AND I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR RECONSIDERING THE SITE OF THE, OF THE ARTS CENTER.

UM, AS A MUSICIAN, I'VE PLAYED IN THE OLD DOHERTY ARTS CENTER AND, UM, MARIE UNDERSTANDING OF THE ARTS IS A LOT OF IT TAKES PLACE INSIDE A BUILDING.

DOESN'T REALLY NEED A VIEW OF THE LIGHTS.

I THINK THE VIEW OF THE LIGHT MIGHT BE BETTER SERVED WITH OTHER THINGS.

AND I KNOW THE PEOPLE WHO USE THE TRAIL APPRECIATE HAVING OPEN SPACE, UM, RATHER THAN BUILDINGS AROUND THEM.

UM, I ALSO, UM, APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT A SCHOOL WOULD BE A WONDERFUL PLACE TO HAVE THE DIRTY ART CENTER, AND SOME OF THEM HAVE WONDERFUL AUDITORIUMS OR MULTI-PURPOSE ROOMS THAT WOULD WORK TERRIFICALLY FOR, UM, DORY ART CENTER.

AND, UM, I ALSO, I THINK THAT IT WOULD BE GREAT IF THE PARKS BOARD AND THE PEOPLE WHO WERE VERY HARD ON THESE PROPOSALS WOULD JUST LOOK AT WHAT LAND THEY COULD USE AGAIN.

AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT I HAVE TO SAY.

AND I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

OUR FINER FINAL SPEAKER THIS EVENING IS LINDA GUERRERO.

MS. GUERRERO, ARE YOU ONLINE AND UN-MUTED YES.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

MA'AM YOUR THREE MINUTES STARTS RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

CHAIR LEWIS AND PARKS BOARD MEMBERS.

I'M LINDA GUERRERO, THE CHAIR, THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION.

I JUST WANTED TO TAKE THE TIME TO, UM, DISCUSS WHY WE DID NOT OPT FOR ONE B.

UH, WE WERE VERY, UM, DISTRESSED ABOUT REALLY ALL THE OPTIONS, BUT I WAS ABLE TO GET CONSENSUS THAT EVENING AND WE WERE ABLE TO SUPPORT OPTION ONE, A, UH, ONE OF THE PRIMARY REASONS HALEY WANTED THE BUILDINGS TO BE CLUSTERED CLOSER TOGETHER AND NOT SPREAD OUT SO FAR WITH THE FOOTPRINT AND THE LAYOUT AND, UH, ANOTHER, UM, UH, WE WERE UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE WE FELT IT WAS JUST A REAL RARE OPPORTUNITY THAT CONSIDERING THERE WAS A HERITAGE TREE THAT DESIGNED COULD HAVE BEEN, UM, MADE AROUND IT AND INCORPORATED IT INTO THE BUILDING.

IF, IF THAT HAD BEEN A PROPOSED SITUATION THAT WOULD HAVE MADE US HAPPIER.

HOWEVER, WE KNOW THAT WE ALSO FELT INTENSELY STRONG ABOUT WANTING THE CLUSTERING OF THE BUILDINGS AND MORE OPEN SPACE.

AND SO WE DIDN'T WANT, UH, THE HERITAGE TREE TO BECOME KIND OF LIKE AN UNEMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL CARD THAT, YOU KNOW, HERITAGE TREES ARE RELOCATED.

AND SO IN OUR CONDITIONS, WE ASKED THAT I SHOULD, THE SCENARIO GO FORWARD WHERE A HERITAGE TREE HAS TO BE REMOVED.

IT CAN BE RELOCATED ON SITE SO THAT IT'S STILL IS ABLE TO MAINTAIN ITS BEAUTIFUL CANOPY AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

UH, ANOTHER CONSIDERATION WE ASKED FOR WAS THAT THERE BE A, A GREEN BUFFER CREATED, UH, BETWEEN THE BUILDINGS AND THE TRAIL AND THE LAKE.

UH, WE JUST FELT THAT IT WAS JUST TOO STARK AND TOO CLOSE UP AGAINST THAT AREA.

AND SO, UH, WE, WE PUT THAT INTO PART OF OUR CONDITIONS.

UM, WE WERE CONFUSED ABOUT THE PARKS, THE RE THE, THE PARKS BUILDING, THE STAFF BUILDING CURRENTLY THEY'RE ON SITE.

UH, WE DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS GOING TO BE INCORPORATED IF Y'ALL WERE LEAVING, IT WAS KIND OF CONFUSING, BUT WE DID ALL AGREE THAT YOU KNOW, THAT THAT BUILDING SHOULD HAVE HISTORICAL DESIGNATION.

UH, I'M SURE IT WAS QUALIFIED FOR, FOR MID-CENTURY POSSIBILITY.

UH, AND THEN, UH, THERE WAS A LOT OF CONCERN OF CONCERNED ABOUT THE STORM WATER CONTROLS RELATED TO THE SITTING OF THE BUILDINGS, UH, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE LAKE AND THE VICINITY OF THE BUILDINGS AND THE NUMBER OF BUILDINGS THAT THERE WERE.

AND THEN I GUESS THAT, UM, ONE OF THE OTHER, UM, POSSIBILITIES WAS THAT, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU CLUSTER THESE BUILDINGS MORE AWAY FROM THE TRAIL AND AWAY

[00:15:01]

FROM THAT LAKE, BECAUSE AS MR BUNCH SAID, YOU KNOW, OUR POPULATION IS GETTING HEAVIER AND HEAVIER, THERE COULD BE OPPORTUNITIES LATER IN THE FUTURE THAT WE'LL NEED THOSE TRAILS TO WIDEN OR CHANGE OR MORPH.

AND SO WE NEED THOSE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FUTURE AS AUSTIN CONTINUES TO GROW.

AND, UM, WITH THAT, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT THAT THOSE WERE SOME OF THE REASONS THAT WE OPTED FOR ONE A, UM, UH, UNDER OUR ENVIRONMENTAL UMBRELLA.

SO, UM, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

AND, UM, THE LAST THING WAS THAT WE WANTED Y'ALL TO REACH OUT THE DESIGN TEAM, TO REACH OUT AND COORDINATE WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND BOTH THE COMMERCIAL AND THE RESIDENTIAL RUMOR, EXCUSE ME, USERS, AS IT RELATES TO THE PARKING LOT TO ME, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT'S A VERY TIGHT, SMALL NARROW STREET.

AND SO WE HAVE TO, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE'S A LOT OF CONSIDERATION FOR THE MOVEMENT OF TRAFFIC.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

GOOD LUCK THIS EVENING.

BYE-BYE LIKE, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

OKAY.

SO THAT'S THAT THE LAST CITIZEN COMMUNICATION SAMMY? YES.

CHAIR LEWIS.

THAT IS OKAY.

SO LET'S

[A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

MOVE ON TO APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

SO HOPEFULLY EVERYBODY HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THE MINUTES AND SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS.

AND IF, IF SO, LET US KNOW.

AND IF NOT, THEN LET'S, UM, DOES SOMEBODY WANT HIM TO APPROVE THEM? I'LL MOVE APPROVAL.

I'LL SECOND.

GREAT.

OKAY.

SO WE HAVE, UH, I THINK WE'RE MEMBER FALSE MOVED AND, UM, CAN BE SECONDED.

I THINK IT WAS REMEMBER COTTON.

CYBIL PERFECT.

DID YOU GET THAT SAMMY? ALL IN FAVOR? ALL IN FAVOR POSED.

I CAN'T SEE A VICE CHAIR FOR US UP, BUT HE'S HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR US? I'M T YEAH.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

HAD SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES GETTING IN MY BAG.

I UNDERSTAND.

OKAY.

SO WE, WE JUST VOTED ON IMPROVING THE MINUTES.

IF YOU GOT A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THEM OR NOT.

SO YOU APPROVE.

I DO APPROVE.

OKAY.

SO IT'S UNANIMOUS AND WE'LL MOVE ON.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

[B.1. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Parks and Recreation Department Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget. (PARD Long Range Plan Strategies – Operational Efficiency; SD23 Outcomes – Government that Works for All) Presenter(s): Vanorda Richardson, Financial Manager III, Parks and Recreation Department]

THEN WE HAVE THE NEW BUSINESS PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ISILON'S FIRST PRESENTATION DISCUSSING IMPOSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

FISCAL YEAR, 2021 THROUGH 22 BUDGETS.

AND WE HAVE, UM, THE NUORDER RICHARDSON, I BELIEVE.

HELLO, EVERYONE.

WAIT A MINUTE.

LET THEM PULL UP THE PERSONAL STATION.

YOU CAN HEAR ME OKAY.

YES.

YES.

WE CAN HEAR YOU FINE.

OKAY, GREAT.

BUT NOR DO WE HAVE YOUR PRESENTATION UP? IT'S READY TO GO.

YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE IT ON THE SCREEN.

YES.

YES.

LET'S START ON THE TITLE PAGE OR LOOKS GREAT.

OKAY.

GOOD EVENING.

HI EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS RENATA REGISTERING.

I AM THE FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVISION MANAGER FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

THANK YOU, CHAIR AND BOARD MEMBERS FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT OUR FISCAL YEAR 2022 BUDGET FORECAST.

NEXT SLIDE.

HIGH-LEVEL SUMMARY OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION.

OKAY.

OUR CURRENT APPROVED OPERATING BUDGET IS RIGHT AT $110 MILLION, WHICH INCLUDES FUNDING FOR 744 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES.

OUR DEPARTMENT IS A GENERAL FUND DEPARTMENT AND 75% OF HIS FUNDING IS SUPPORTED PRIMARILY BY TEXT ERIC ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF FUNDS THAT WE'VE COLLECTED

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INCLUDE ENTRY FEES, FEES FOR SWIM LESSONS AND FACILITY RENTAL FEES AMONG OTHERS.

POD CHART REPRESENTS THE CURRENT BUDGET CATEGORIZED BY THE FOUR MAJOR PARK PROGRAM AREAS.

APPROXIMATELY 57% OF OUR FUNDING IS ALLOCATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICES, WHICH INCLUDES THE RECREATION CENTERS, MUSEUMS, CULTURAL ARTS CENTERS, AND AQUATIC FACILITIES.

27% APART.

FUNDING IS ALLOCATED TO PARK PLANNING AND OPERATIONS.

THIS CATEGORY INCLUDES PARK PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GROUNDS MAINTENANCE FACILITY SERVICES, AND ALSO CEMETERY OPERATIONS.

16% OF OUR FUNDING IS ALLOCATED TO SUPPORT SERVICES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS, SUPPORT SERVICES INCLUDES OVERHEAD TYPES OF SERVICES, SUCH AS INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES, NEW BUDGET ITEMS THAT WERE ADDED DURING THIS CURRENT FISCAL YEAR 2021 IN OUR APPROVED BUDGET INCLUDE 638,000 ADDED TO SUPPORT FOR THREE SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH VARIOUS NEW LAND ACQUISITIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF TRAILS.

THIS ADDITIONAL FUNDING INCLUDES SUPPORT FOR THE HIRING OF FOUR ADDITIONAL POSITIONS, THREE HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS, AND ONE PART BROWNS COACHING, A 50,000 WAS ADDED FOR CONTRACTUAL INCREASES THAT WILL OCCUR WITHIN THIS FISCAL YEAR.

MAJORITY OF THIS FUNDING IS TO COVER THE COST INCREASE IN RELATION TO THE SENIOR CONGREGATE MEALS SERVICES PROGRAM FOR EXISTING SITES AND FOR MEALS SERVICES AT TWO ADDITIONAL SITES, THE TURNER ROBERTS, THE RECREATION CENTER AND THE ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER.

ADDITIONALLY, 1.2 MILLION AND SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING WAS ADDED TO PART SPACE BUDGET TO SUPPORT THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF NEW LAND ACQUISITION EXPANDED AND REDEVELOPED PARKLAND FACILITIES AND POOLS FOR WHICH RELATED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS WILL BE COMPLETED DURING THIS FISCAL YEAR.

THIS ADDITIONAL FUNDING INCLUDES SUPPORT FOR CONTRACTUAL SERVICES, AS WELL AS FOR ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE POSITIONS, A PLUMBER AND ELECTRICIAN WHO MECHANIC, UM, MY AUNT AND MAKE A MAINTENANCE WORKER.

THIS ADDITIONAL FUNDING WILL AID THE PARTS, GROUNDS, MAINTENANCE FACILITIES, SERVICES, BARN, STREET, AND AQUATICS DIVISIONS, AND KEEPING UP WITH SARGUS DOMAIN.

NEXT SLIDE, AS WE, THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT PLAN STRATEGIZE AND IMPLEMENT WAYS IN WHICH FUNDING IS USED, IT IS DONE WITH OUR STRATEGIC DIRECTION GOALS AND MEASURES IN LINE.

BEFORE WE CARRY FORWARD WITH FUNDING, OUR WORK PLANS, WE ASKED THE QUESTION, DOES IT ALIGN WITH OUR LONG RANGE STRATEGIC GOALS? OUR CURRENT STRATEGIC GOALS ARE ACTIVATE IN AND IN HIS URBAN PARK SPACES TO PROVIDE FLEXIBLE AND DIVERSE PROGRAMMING, ALIGN, ACCESSIBLE, AND DIVERSE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES WITH COMMUNITY NEEDS AND INTEREST ENSURED THE PARTS SYSTEM, PRESERVES, RECREATIONAL AND NATURAL SPACES TO SERVE AS A RESPITE FROM URBAN LIFE AND IN APPROVED AND EXPAND AND IMPROVE ACCESS TO PARKS AND FACILITIES FOR ALL THE DATA AND GRAPH ON THE UPPER RIGHT HAND.

UPPER RIGHT OF THE SLIDE ILLUSTRATES TWO APART.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR, PERFORMANCE MEASURES.

THE ACTUAL PERCENTAGES ARE BASED ON RESULTS FROM THE ANGLE CITY OF AUSTIN COMMUNITY SURVEY, ACCORDING TO THE 2020 SURVEY RESULTS, ART SCORES, 74% AND OVERALL RESIDENTS SATISFACTION WITH THE QUALITY OF PARKS AND RECREATIONAL SERVICES.

AND 64% OF RESIDENTS HAVE ADEQUATE ACCESS TO PARKS AND OPEN SPACES.

OUR KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR GOALS OR TARGETS ARE THERE 85% OR MORE RESIDENTS ARE SATISFIED WITH THE PARTY OF PARKS OR RECREATIONAL SERVICES.

AND

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THAT'S 70% OF MORE RESIDENTS HAVE ADEQUATE ACCESS TO PARKS AND OPEN SPACES.

WE BELIEVE IF WE MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR STRATEGIC GOALS, AS OUR COMPASS, MAINTAINING OUR HIGH QUALITY SERVICES AND PROGRAMS AND IMPLEMENTING NEW WORK CLEANINGS, AND WE WILL SEE THE NEW, THE NEEDLE MOVE MORE TOWARDS OUR TARGET PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE GOALS.

BEFORE WE MOVE OUT TO THE NEXT SECTION OF THE PRESENTATION, I JUST WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH, WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR CURRENT FISCAL YEAR'S BUDGET EXPENDITURES, UM, THIS TIME, UH, K UM, LOOKING AT THE PATRIOTIC ABOUT THEM, UM, THE EXPENDITURES, UM, ARE REPRESENTED BY THE FOUR MAJOR CATEGORIES IN TERMS OF, UM, EXPENDITURE CATEGORIES, PERSONNEL EXPENSES OF COURSE COUNTS FOR MAJORITY OF OUR EXPENSES AS 65%, 30% OF EXPENDITURES OFF OF CONTRACTED SERVICES, SUCH AS UTILITY SERVICES, OUTSOURCE SERVICES, UM, AND THEN 5% OF EXPENDITURES OFFER COMMODITIES OR CONSUMABLE GOODS SUCH AS RECREATIONAL SUPPLIES.

THE LINE GRAPH SHOWS OUR PART HAS SEEN A STEADY INCREASE TO ITS WORKFORCE.

53 POSITIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST SIX YEARS, FISCAL YEARS, WHICH REPRESENTS ABOUT 8% GROWTH IN COMPARISON TO AUSTIN'S POPULATION, WHICH HAS GROWN OVER 6% WITH THE ADOPTION OF THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR BUDGET.

THERE WERE, THERE WAS AN ADDITIONAL 12 GENERAL FUND FTES THAT WERE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT PARTS FISCAL YEAR 2022 PROPOSED BUDGET FORECASTS.

WE ARE IN THE EARLY STAGES OF THE BUDGET PROCESS, AND THIS DATA REPRESENTS PRELIMINARY FORECAST, BUT SUBMITTED BACK OR TO THE CITY'S BUDGET OFFICE.

AND THEY ARE ITEMS ARE PENDING REVIEW.

THE PRELIMINARY PROPOSAL REPRESENTS AN INCREASE OF $3.8 MILLION.

THIS INCREASE INCLUDES A REQUEST FOR FUNDING, NON NEWT, NINE NEW FTES, ANY PUT A REQUEST OF 11 POSITIONS TO BE INTERNALLY FUNDED BY REALITY TABLE PARTS, SOME OF PARTS, CURRENT CASE BUDGET 1.3 MILLION OF THE 3.8 MILLION IS FOR CITY-WIDE COST DRIVERS, SUCH AS EMPLOYEE WAGE ADJUSTMENT INCREASES FLEET MAINTENANCE AND FUEL COST AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS.

THE PRELIMINARY PROPOSED PROPOSED FORECAST BUDGET ALSO INCLUDES 2.5 MILLION FOR REQUESTED DEPARTMENT WIDE COST DRIVERS RELATED TO INITIATIVES PREVIOUS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL, 700,000 IN OPERATING COSTS AND 540,000 A ONE TIME COST IS BEING REQUESTED TO ENHANCE THE PARK RANGERS PROGRAM.

CURRENTLY ONLY 21 PARK RANGERS PROVIDE COVERAGE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, OR OVER 300 PARKS COMPRISED OF 17,000 PAID AUSTIN CONTINUES TO GROW BOTH IN POPULATION AND IN PARKING.

EACH PART IS REQUESTING SIX ADDITIONAL PARK RANGER POSITIONS TO HELP ADDRESS THIS ADDITIONAL GROWTH IN DOMAIN.

AN INCREASE IN ANOTHER PARK.

RANGERS CAN HELP FACILITATE SUCCESS REGARDING HAVE VISIBLE RESPONSIBILITIES, SUCH AS VOLUNTEER COMPLIANCE WITH GENERAL PARK REGULATIONS THROUGHOUT THE PARTS TRAIL SYSTEMS OR REMOTE GREENBELT SPACES.

SECONDLY, ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND ASSOCIATED ENCAMPMENTS, AND CURRENTLY ADDRESSING PARKING VIOLATIONS, ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR CEMETERY OPERATIONS, INTERMENT AND MONUMENT SETTING SERVICES IS BEING REQUESTED.

THE CURRENT CURRENT COUNTRY CONTRACT AND TERMINATE SERVICES AGREEMENT ENDS IN NOVEMBER OF THIS YEAR CEMETERY OPERATIONS, AND IS CLOSELY SHADOWED MONITOR AND EXAMINE THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS OF THE PRIVATE CONTRACTOR.

AND BASED ON LESSONS LEARNED ADDITIONAL RESOURCES OF 380,000

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AND OPERATING FROST, WHICH INCLUDES THREE FTES AND 112,000 AT ONE TIME COSTS ARE BEING REQUESTED TO SOME OF THE KEY LESSONS LEARNED, UH, ONE ALONG WITH MAINTAINING OUR CURRENT MAIN GROUNDS MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES, THE ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES, UM, THAT WE WILL HAVE TO CHECK ON WILL REQUIRE CEMETERY OPERATIONS TO OPERATE WITH TWO SHIFTS AND EMPLOYEES WORKING ON THE WEEKENDS TO PROVIDE THE SAME LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE CURRENT CONTRACTOR AND TO MEET THE DEATH CARE INDUSTRY INDUSTRY STANDARDS.

UH, SECONDLY, UM, THE SECOND LESSON LEARNED SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT, MORE SPECIALIZED FOR ME IN TRAINING WOULD BE NECESSARY TO SAFELY IT EXCAVATE MEANING DIFFICULT, DIFFICULT TYPES OF SAW AND ROCK AND TO NAVIGATE TIGHT SPACES AND UNEVEN TERRAIN.

AND THIRDLY, UM, BASED ON RECENT TRENDS, CEMETERY OPERATIONS ANTICIPATES THE STEADY INCREASE IN MONUMENT SETTINGS AND THE MAINTENANCE OF THEM.

WE ARE REQUESTING ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF NEW EXPANDED AND REDEVELOPED PARKLAND FACILITIES ONCE AGAIN, BUT FOR PROJECTS THAT WILL BE COMPLETED OVER THIS NEXT FISCAL YEAR, 2022, THIS ADDITIONAL FUNDING WOULD AID THE PARTS, GROUNDS, MAINTENANCE FACILITY SERVICES, FORESTRY, AND AQUATICS DIVISIONS.

AGAIN, IN KEEPING UP WITH SERVICE DEMAND, UH, BASED ON CURRENT DATA PROJECTIONS PART WE'LL ACQUIRE, UM, OVER 400 ACRES OF LAND THROUGH PURCHASE OF PARKLAND DEDICATION, UM, THAT WILL NEED TO BE MAINTAINED.

SO FOR EACH OF THE SUBMITTED FORECAST BUDGET REQUEST, ITEMS THAT JUST DESCRIBED IN DETAIL, WE BELIEVE THEY ALL MEET THE DEFINITION OF BASE COST DRIVERS, WHICH ARE DEFINED AS INCREASES THAT ARE ALLOWABLE.

IF THEY ARE GETTING NECESSARY TO ACCOMMODATE ITEMS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BACK THE CITY CANCELING DUE TO CURRENT FINANCIAL LIMITATIONS RELATED TO PROPERTY TAX CAPS AND THE COVID-19 RESPONSE DEPARTMENTS UNMET NEEDS OR EXPANDED PROGRAMMING OR SERVICES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE FORECAST BUDGET.

THANK YOU.

I EVER THROUGH COMMUNITY REQUEST FOR THE COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATIONS AND OUR COUNCIL ACTIONS, DEPARTMENTS NEEDS, CAN'T BE COMMUNICATED IN A DRESS DURING OUR BUSINESS AND BUDGET PLANNING PROCESS.

UH, WE AS A DEPARTMENT, UM, IDENTIFIED SOME NEEDS THAT, UM, MAY NOT MEET THE DEFINITION OF A BASE COST DRIVER.

UM, A FEW EXAMPLES ARE THE NEED TO INCREASE SUMMER CAMP AND HALF THE SCHOOL ACTIVITY, THE NEED TO INCREASE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SUPPORT, AND IT NEED TO ADD SECURITY SERVICES FOR VARIOUS FULL FACILITIES.

THAT'S JUST A NAME OF A FEW.

WE HAVE A LIST OF OTHER DEPARTMENT UNMET NEEDS THAT WE WILL SHARE WITH YOU AT THE END OF, OH, AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS PRESENTATION, SLAP I MENTIONED IN, UM, ALSO INCLUDE AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS PRESENTATION, I MENTIONED THAT WE INCLUDED, UM, UH, PROPOSAL REQUESTS IN OUR FORECAST BUDGET PROPOSAL, UM, 11 POSITIONS TO BE ESTABLISHED BY RE ALLOCATING FUNDING THUS RESULTING IN $0 IMPACT ON THE JOURNAL FUND, UH, LANDSCAPE OR ARCHITECT POSITION, WHICH IS PROPOSED TO BE FUNDED ENTIRELY THROUGH PARKLAND.

DEDICATION REVENUE WILL ASSIST THE DEPARTMENT WITH COMPLIANCE OF HB 31 67, WHICH IS A STATE LAW THAT REQUIRES CITIES TO SPEED UP THE SITE PLAN, SUBDIVISION APPROVAL PROCESS, UM, SEVEN, SEVEN, FOUR, THREE SERVICES POSITIONS.

THE ONE AQUATICS FARMER POSITION ARE TO BE FUNDED OR PROPOSED TO BE FUNDED FIVE CONVERTING CONTRACTUAL SERVICES, BUDGET HOURS, SO THAT WORK CAN BE CARRIED OUT IN-HOUSE VERSUS CONTRACTING.

UM, A PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR POSITION IS BEING

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PROPOSED TO ASSIST WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF PARTNERSHIPS AND IT'S BEING PROPOSED TO BE FUNDED OUT OF EXISTING ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES BUDGET.

AND THEN LASTLY, AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION DEVELOPER POSITION, UM, IT'S ALSO BEEN PROPOSED TO BE FUNDED USING EXISTING AND REALLY STRAIGHT UP SERVICES TO MEET CURRENT BUSINESS NEEDS.

PART HAS MADE THE INTERNAL DECISION TO RECLASSIFY A CURRENT VACANT POSITION TO AN EQUITY COORDINATOR POSITION.

THE EQUITY COORDINATOR WILL ASSIST PART IN IMPLEMENTING MONITORING AND EVALUATING THE DEPARTMENTS, EQUITY ASSESSMENT RECOMMENDATIONS AND ASSOCIATED OUTCOMES.

AND WE'LL ESTABLISH DEPARTMENT ACCOUNTABILITY FOR WORK PLANS RELATED TO EQUITY ASSESSMENT AND LONG RANGE PLANNING ALSO TO MEET CURRENT BUSINESS NEEDS.

CURRENT BASED FUNDING HAS BEEN REALLOCATED TO PROVIDE TEMPORARY SUPPORT FOR DEPARTMENT WIDE SECURITY, INTERNAL AUDITING DEPARTMENT, FEMA COST RECONCILIATION WORK RELATED TO THE RECENT RECENT WINTER STORM YURI.

NEXT SLAPS WINS.

SO A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR REVENUE FORECAST FAR AS GENERAL REVENUE BUDGET FOR THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR IS $14.5 MILLION.

I AM THE DUE TO THE EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

WE ARE PROJECTING BY REVENUE COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST THIS FISCAL YEAR WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 4.2 MILLION.

THIS ESTIMATE IS BASED ON THE FACT THAT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF REVENUE WOULD NOT BE RECEIVED DUE TO MODIFY OPERATIONS AND OR THE CLOSURE FOOLS, CONCESSIONS AND SUSPENSION OF PROGRAMMING PROGRAMMING THROUGH AT LEAST THE END OF JUNE ART ALONG WITH OTHER GENERAL FUND DEPARTMENTS HAS PUT IN PLACE CONSTABLE TANK MEASURES AND EFFORTS TO OFFSET THIS REVENUE DOWNSWING FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022 ARTISTS PROJECTING THE DEPARTMENT'S REVENUE TO BE 8.5 MILLION.

THIS ESTIMATE IS BASED ON ASSUMPTION ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT MODIFIED OPERATIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR, BEFORE PARTS WILL START COLLECTING REVENUE AT A HUNDRED PERCENT FULLY OPERATIONAL LEVEL.

PLEASE KNOW, AS WE CONTINUE THE ANNUAL BUTTER PASSES, WHICH DOESN'T END UNTIL AUGUST, WE FULLY EXPECT THAT WE AS A DEPARTMENT WILL HAVE SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES TO ADJUST OUR REVENUE PROJECTIONS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS, ESPECIALLY FOODS AND FACILITIES WOULD BE ALLOWED TO INCREASE MONOPOD OPERATIONS ARE EVEN ALLOWED TO OPERATE AT FULL CAPACITY BETWEEN NOW, NOW IN THE FISCAL YEAR.

NEXT SLIDE, SINCE JANUARY 14, THE INTERIM BUDGET OFFICER SENT A LETTER TO THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS OUTLINING THE IMPORTANT FACTORS AFFECTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF IT FOR 2022 PROPOSED BUDGET.

THE MEMO DISCUSSES THAT THE DEPARTMENTS WERE GIVEN DIRECTION TO REVIEW EXISTING PROBLEMS OR POTENTIAL BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT, AND TO HAVE A BID BUDGET SUBMISSIONS REFLECT A FOCUS ON EQUITY AND DID IDENTIFYING EFFICIENCIES.

UH, LASTLY SHE REQUESTED THAT BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS RECOMMENDATIONS SHOULD ALSO FOCUS ON EFFICIENCY, EFFECTIVENESS, AND EQUITY, UH, EXISTING PROBLEMS. IT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED VIA A TEMPLATE WHICH, UM, SHOULD BE SUPPLIED, UM, IN THE NEAR FUTURE, UM, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS RECOMMENDATIONS OR DUE TO THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE ON OR BEFORE APRIL 9TH, LIKE SLACK.

SO NEXT STEPS, UM, AGAIN, RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE BOARDS AND COMMISSION.

SO DURING FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH, OUR DEPARTMENT'S PROPOSED BUDGET SUBMISSION IS DUE TO THE BUDGET OFFICE.

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FRIDAY, MAY 17TH.

THE COMPREHENSIVE, UH, CITY OF AUSTIN PROPOSED BUDGET WILL BE PRESENTED TO CITY COUNCIL ON JULY 9TH.

UM, THE COUNCIL BUDGET WORK SESSIONS WOULD TAKE PLACE ON JULY 7TH AND AUGUST 3RD, UH, WITH THE FINAL, UH, PROPOSED BUDGET SCHEDULE TO BE APPROVED PROPERLY, UM, AUGUST 11, NEXT SLIDE.

SO THAT CONCLUDES OUR PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY IN YOUR ATTENTION.

WE'LL TAKE QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE, HEY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION AND YES, WE'LL DEFINITELY ASK QUESTIONS.

I ALSO WOULD JUST WANT EVERYBODY TO BE SURE TO HAVE NOTED THAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 9TH, WHICH IS WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER MEETING BEFORE THEN.

OKAY.

SO I'LL JUST GO AROUND AS WE USUALLY DO AND, UM, AND ASK QUESTIONS AND SEE WHO HAS QUESTIONS AND I'LL START WITH YOU BOARD MEMBER DECARLO.

THANK YOU.

UM, WHERE ARE WE GOING TO GO OVER THE, THE EXTRA SLIDE ABOUT THE UNMET NEED? YES, SAM, IS THAT AVAILABLE? YES, WE'LL PULL IT UP RIGHT NOW.

AND, UM, LET ME JUST SAY ABOUT OBVIOUS.

THIS IS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST.

UM, I'M PRETTY SURE THERE'S OTHER, UH, MAINTENANCE THAT WE HAVE THAT WE WANTED TO GIVE YOU SOME EXAMPLES, UM, OF WHAT, UH, THINGS THAT WE IDENTIFY AND IF YOU NEED DETAILS ON ANY OF THOSE, UM, WE HAVE BACKUP DATA THAT YOU CAN SHARE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, I DID JUST HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS, UM, FOR THE SURVEY, THAT SURVEY RESULTS THAT YOU HAD INCLUDED ABOUT RESIDENTS WITH ACCESS.

UM, HOW EXACTLY IS THAT MEASURED? IS THAT DETERMINED BY THOSE, UM, WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF A PARK? YES, THERE'S A HIGH FOR A BOARD MEMBER TO CARLA.

THIS IS HIS ON PIPER, UM, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER.

SO THAT IS, UH, LET'S SEE THAT MEASURE THAT YOU'RE REFERRING TO IS PERCENTAGE OF RESIDENTS WHO HAVE ACCESS TO PARKS AND OPEN SPACE WITHIN ONE QUARTER MILE AND IN THE URBAN CORE AND WITHIN A HALF MILE OUTSIDE THE URBAN CORE.

SO, UM, HOWEVER YOU GET THERE, WHETHER IT'S WALKING OR BICYCLE, IT'S THE PROXIMITY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, AND THEN I WAS ALSO INTERESTED, UM, I'M SORRY IF I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY, BUT I'M JUST WANTING MORE, MORE EXPLANATION ABOUT THE NEED FOR THE, UM, UH, INCREASE IN THE IT'S LIKE YOU'RE FROZEN FREE.

NO, YOU ARE.

YOU'RE BACK.

YOU'RE BACK.

OKAY.

UH, LET ME REPEAT THAT IN CASE YOU DIDN'T HEAR IT.

UM, I WAS JUST WANTING A LITTLE MORE EXPLANATION ABOUT THE NEED FOR THE INCREASE IN THE CEMETERY OPERATIONS.

YEAH, ANTHONY'S ANTHONY SO THIS IS KIMBERLY NEELY.

UM, I CAN ANSWER THE QUESTION PREVIOUSLY AND IN SEVERAL, I WOULD SAY TO BUDGET, I'LL GO RIGHT TO BUDGET ADOPTION PROCESSES AGO.

ONE OF THE DECISIONS THAT THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT MADE IS INSTEAD OF CONTRACTING OUT WITH A ENTITY THAT WOULD DO THE INTERMENTS AND THE BURIALS, THE DEPARTMENT THAT THEY WOULD, WHEN THAT CONTRACT ENDED, THAT THEY WOULD NO LONGER SEEK THOSE SERVICES THROUGH AN RFP, BUT INSTEAD BRING THOSE SERVICES IN HOUSE.

AND SO WHAT IS HAPPENING IS, IS THAT THIS IS THE TRANSITION YEAR WHERE WE'RE, WE'RE GOING TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL STAFFING TO BE ABLE TO, UM, TO BE ABLE TO PERFORM THOSE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN PERFORMED BY A CONTRACTOR.

SO I I'LL ALLOW ANTHONY IF HE'S, IF HE'S

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BEEN ABLE TO, UM, TO MOVE OVER, TO EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT MORE, BUT THAT'S THE BASIC SITUATION.

IT'S, IT'S NOT NECESSARILY BRAND NEW MONEY.

IT'S A TRANSITION OF CONTRACTUAL DOLLARS INTO ACTUAL PERMANENT POSITIONS TO PERFORM THE SERVICES.

THAT'S ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.

AS A DIRECTOR OF NEARLY, I SAID BOARD MEMBER, BUT THE TRANSITION IS MOVING OVER AS THE CONTRACT ENDS IN NOVEMBER.

AND SO WE ARE RIGHT NOW IN DEBATE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING OUR STAFF TRAINED BECAUSE IT'S A SEVEN DAY OPERATIONS THAT WILL BE REQUIRED RATHER THAN JUST SIMPLY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

SO IT'S GOING TO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, UH, FOR BARRIERS MOVING FORWARD.

OH, I THINK THAT'S, THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, BOARD MEMBER, MASON MURPHY.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

I DO HAVE SOME QUESTIONS.

UM, SO I WAS LOOKING AT THE, UM, SD 23 GOALS IN PICTURES.

THAT'S WHY IS THAT REALLY? IS THAT THE BASIS FOR WHAT ARD TRACKS IS THAT REALLY LIKE? IS THAT KIND OF IT IN A NUTSHELL? SO THE, THE, THE FEW, UM, THE GOALS THAT ARE, UM, THAT WERE PRESENTED IN THE PRESENTATION ARE, UH, IS THE BASICS FOR US MAKING OUR DECISIONS.

WE ACTUALLY TRACK SEVERAL OTHER INDICATORS TO, UM, SHOW HOW WE'RE DOING TO MEET THOSE GOALS.

UM, THOSE ARE ALL AVAILABLE PUBLICLY, ACTUALLY ON, UM, OPEN DATA PORTAL.

SO IF YOU'RE EVER INTERESTED IN ANY OF THAT SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND HOW WE'RE TRACKING, UM, I'D BE HAPPY TO SEND THE, UH, HAVE SAMMY SEND YOU THOUGH THE LINK AND IT ACTUALLY HAS A WHOLE STORY ON HOW WE'RE DOING AND HOW WE'RE MEASURING OUR PERFORMANCE.

ACTUALLY, THAT'D BE GREAT FOLLOW UP ON, UM, SOMETHING THAT BOARD MEMBER CARLOS SAID, UH, WHEN YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT ACCESS, EXPANDING ACCESS, UM, WHERE WHERE'S THE DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN URBAN CORE AND NOT URBAN CORE.

THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

I DON'T HAVE THE ANSWER TO THAT SPECIFICALLY CAN GET MORE INFORMATION FOR YOU THAT THAT'S, UH, THAT'S PROBABLY GOING ONE OF OUR PLANNERS CAN TELL YOU THE EXACT BOUNDARIES AND HOW THAT'S, UM, MEASURED, BUT I CAN, WE CAN GET THAT FOR YOU URBAN CORE VERSUS NON ORBIT.

YEAH.

THAT'LL DEFINITELY MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR PRIMARY.

WE'RE USING, IMAGINE AUSTIN AS THAT DEFINITION, WHAT THEY'VE OUTLINED, BUT I'D BE CURIOUS TO SEE IF IT'S BEEN UPDATED AS WELL CURIOUS, BECAUSE, UM, THERE HAS BEEN, UM, OUR COMMUNITY HAS FOUGHT AGAINST SOME DEVELOPMENTS OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, AND THERE SEEMS TO WORK THROUGH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, BEEN A PUSH SOMEWHERE TO REDEFINE OUR ROAD SO THAT WE FALL UNDER DIFFERENT CRITERIA.

AND SO I WAS JUST CURIOUS WHERE THE LINE IS, AND I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THAT IS, YOU KNOW, SO THAT WAS ONE.

UM, AND THEN ON THAT SAME PAGE RESIDENT SATISFIED HOW MANY PEOPLE DID YOU ACTUALLY SURVEY AND HOW, SO THAT IS ACTUALLY DONE? UM, THAT'S A CITY-WIDE SURVEY.

UM, IT'S THE ETC SURVEY.

THAT'S DONE ANNUALLY, UM, UH, FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN, I BELIEVE THEY'RE, THEY TYPICALLY DO MAIL OUT SURVEYS.

UM, PARTICIPATION, VARIES.

UM, UH, WE CAN, THERE'S ACTUALLY A WEBSITE FOR THAT TOO, AND WE'D BE HAPPY TO GET ANYTHING DICK, YOU CAN DIG INTO IT AND WE CAN SHOW YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE PARTICIPATE.

I THINK YOU CAN EVEN DRILL DOWN TO WHERE THE PARTICIPATION COMES FROM BY ZIP CODE.

AND SO IT GETS VERY DETAILED.

YES.

YES.

NICE.

WELL, NOT FOR EVERY QUESTION, BUT THERE, THERE ARE DEMOGRAPHICS IN THE REPORT.

OKAY.

VERY GOOD.

SO THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL CAUSE I KNOW I'M DEALING WITH THAT IN MY COMMUNITY AND YOU KNOW, IT'S A SURVEY WITH 70 PEOPLE, SO I MEAN, HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN I REALLY PUT BEHIND A SURVEY WITH 70 PEOPLE? SO THAT'S WHY I'M JUST CURIOUS, UH, RESIDENTS, I'M NOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT'S SUPPORT PART.

I'M JUST CURIOUS, WHO WAS ASKED AND HOW MANY PEOPLE RESPONDED.

OKAY.

AND THIS, YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE, UH, OR KNOW THE ANSWER TO OUR BUDGET.

AND WE'RE ASKING FOR IS WHAT WAS IT FOR NEXT YEAR OR IS WE'RE ASKING FOR ONE 14, IS THAT CORRECT? 114 MILLION, YES.

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AND FOR THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET FOR THE GENERAL FUND.

SO IN COMPARISON, ROUGHLY, DO YOU KNOW WHAT LIKE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET IS? UM, IF YOU GIVE ME A COUPLE OF MINUTES, I CAN LOOK IT UP ON THE OPEN BUDGET, UH, ATX WEBSITE, WHICH IS ANOTHER GREAT RESOURCE AND IT CAN TELL YOU EVERYBODY'S BUDGET IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

ALL RIGHT.

WATERSHED.

HEY, UM, I THINK THAT MIGHT BE ALL I HAVE FOR RIGHT NOW.

OH, ACTUALLY, UM, WE HAVE, UM, MICHAEL BENBOW FROM THE BUDGET OFFICE HAS JOINED US ON THE, UM, ON THE PRESENTATION AS WELL.

SO HE JUST MESSAGED ME THAT IT'S $107 MILLION FOR THE WATERSHED DEPARTMENT.

THANK YOU, MICHAEL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

UM, BOARD MEMBER FEST.

THANKS VERY MUCH.

UM, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE CARE A LOT ABOUT FROM THE COMMUNITY AND SEE A LOT OF, UM, IMPACTS IN THE PARKS OR FROM THE CAMPS THAT ARE IN SO MANY OF THE PARKS.

AND I KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IN THE PAST, I THINK THAT THERE'S ONE FULL TIME PARTS, A PERSON THAT MAYBE RESPONDS TO CALLS AND TRIES TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES.

AND, UM, AND THEN IT SEEMS LIKE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 22 BUDGET, I DIDN'T, UM, IT SOUNDS LIKE THE ADDITIONAL PARK RANGERS WOULD BE SORT OF THE INCREASE IN CAPACITY FOR DEALING WITH THAT.

I WAS WONDERING, UM, LIKE HOW THOSE DUTIES ARE ALLOCATED, IF THAT'S WITHIN THE PARK RANGER SCOPE OR IF, UM, THERE'S OTHER TYPES OF EMPLOYEES THAT COULD HELP TO MANAGE THOSE ISSUES.

YEAH.

SO BOARD MEMBER FAST, KIMBERLY CAN MAKE ME LEAN.

YOU ARE YOU'RE, YOU ARE CORRECT IN THAT.

UM, THEIR REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL RANGER SUPPORTS WOULD BE, IT WOULD BE THERE TO HELP US WITH NOT ONLY INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, BUT ALL OF THE OTHER TYPES OF, UM, CHALLENGES THAT WE ARE SEEING IN OUR PRACTICE SYSTEM, LIKE IN INAPPROPRIATE PARKING, LIKE DOGS OFF LEASH, LIKE ALCOHOL USE, LIKE JUST GENERAL POOR BEHAVIORS.

AND SO THAT'S WHERE YOU WOULD SEE THAT ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS.

AND EVEN THOUGH WE ASKED FOR A SPECIFIC AMOUNT AND WE'RE NOT, WE'RE NOT A HUNDRED PERCENT SURE THAT THAT AMOUNT WILL BE ALLOCATED OR PROVIDED.

UM, BUT WE ALSO THINK THAT THERE'S PROBABLY ROOM FOR EVEN MORE, UM, RIGHT.

THERE'S PROBABLY EVEN EVEN MORE SUPPORTS THAT WE COULD USE, UM, IN, IN THAT, IN THAT WAY.

SO YOU ARE, YOU ARE CORRECT.

THAT'S WHAT THE PARK RANGER, UH, REQUEST IS FOR.

RIGHT.

SO, AND THIS, I WAS KIND OF, SO I'M KIND OF CURIOUS, I MEAN THE SIX ADDITIONAL PARK RANGERS, UM, I GUESS THERE'S PROBABLY IS, YOU KNOW, UH, A CASE TO BE MADE FOR MORE.

I WASN'T SURE HOW IT ENDED ON THAT NUMBER.

AND IT ALSO SEEMS LIKE, SO WHAT YOU KIND OF SAID WAS THAT, UM, I THINK ACQUISITION OF LAND THROUGH PARKLAND DEDICATION OR PURCHASED IN FEE IS SORT OF CONSIDERED A BIT, THAT'S CONSIDERED A BASE COST DRIVER.

SO STAFF AND OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE FOR THAT KIND OF LAND, YOU CAN, YOU CAN ADD PEOPLE FOR THAT.

UM, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE INCREASED IMPACT TOO, JUST FROM A GROWING POPULATION TO EXISTING A BRIDGE, MAYBE THAT, HOW DOES THAT GET COUNTED? IS THAT A BASE COST DRIVER? DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO GO? YEAH.

SO AS I UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION, THAT'S NOT, THAT'S NOT CONSIDERED A BASE COST DRIVER, BUT SINCE WE DO HAVE SOMEONE FROM THE BUDGET OFFICE, AND I DON'T MEAN TO PUT MY GOAL ON THE SPOT, BUT HE MIGHT BE BETTER AT PROVIDING THE DEFINITION OR THE EXPLANATION THAN, THAN I WOULD, OR THAT OUR TEAM WOULD.

SO I'M GOING TO DEFER TO MICHAEL IN, IN TRYING TO EXPLAIN THAT SITUATION.

ABSOLUTELY.

SO IT'S REALLY JUST ABOUT MAINTAINING EXISTING LEVELS OF SERVICE.

SO ANY ADDITIONAL, UH, UNLESS IT'S SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY COUNCIL, LIKE A NEW RECREATION CENTER AND THE MAINTENANCE COSTS FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND THE STAFFING COSTS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO UNLESS IT'S ALREADY BEEN APPROVED, IT WOULDN'T BE CONSIDERED A BASE COST DRIVERS.

SO IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS CHOOSING TO ADD ON THEIR OWN, UM, OR THAT THERE IS A BOARD AND COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION THAT HASN'T BEEN PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED BY COUNCIL, IT WOULDN'T QUALIFY AS A BASE COST STRUCTURE.

AND WOULD IT BE AN ADDITIONAL ADD, UM,

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ABOVE AND BEYOND A BASE? AND IF I COULD ADD TO IT, IF I COULD ADD TO WHAT MICHAEL WAS SAYING, WHEN HE SAYS THAT IT HASN'T BEEN PREVIOUS APPROVED, APPROVED BY COUNCIL, IT'S KIND OF AN EXPLICIT APPROVAL, SO IT'S NOT IMPLICIT, RIGHT? IT'S NOT LIKE, WELL, YOU WOULD JUST KIND OF, LIKE YOU JUST SAID, BOARD MEMBER, WHILE YOU WOULD THINK THAT YOU HAVE THIS MUCH MORE SPACE TO COVER.

SO THAT WOULD MEAN YOU NEED THIS MANY MORE KINDS OF PERSONNEL.

IT'S AN EXPLICIT APPROVAL, NOT KIND OF A, NOT AN INTEREST IF THAT, IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

OKAY.

UM, YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S HELPFUL.

THANK YOU.

UM, I ALSO HAD A QUESTION ABOUT IN THE UNMET NEEDS SLIDE, UM, IN REGARD TO SECURITY SERVICES, UM, I THINK, WELL, YOU SAID AT BARTON SPRINGS POOL, I THOUGHT IT SAID AT OTHER POOLS AS WELL.

UM, AND THEN DEPARTMENT WIDE SECURITY SUPPORT, IS THAT KIND OF TALKING ABOUT, UM, LIKE AFTER HOURS SECURITY MONITORING OR WHAT IS THAT GETTING AT? WE TALK ABOUT SECURITY.

WE HAVE, UH, WE HAVE A LOT OF SAFETY PROTOCOLS IN PLACE TO HELP KEEP OUR, OUR, OUR APARTMENT POLICE SAFE AND HOW TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE MITIGATING RISK THROUGHOUT THE PARK SYSTEM.

BUT WHAT WE DON'T HAVE IS A LACK OF SECURITY CAMERAS OR SECURITY MEASURES, OR SOMEBODY TO PHYSICALLY GO AND LOOK AT A SPACE AND SAY, HMM, FROM A SECURITY ASPECT, THESE ARE SORT OF THE THINGS THAT YOU MAY WANT TO PUT IN PLACE OR THINGS THAT YOU MAY WANT TO ELIMINATE SO THAT AFTER HOURS YOU CAN DETER THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR, OR YOU CAN DETER THESE SORTS OF, UM, THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY IN THE PARK SPACE.

UM, SO WE'RE, WE'RE DIFFERENTIATING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMPLOYEE AND PATRONS SAFETY AND THEN THE ACTUAL SECURITY ASPECT OF THAT.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO, UM, REALLOCATE FUNDING WITHIN OUR TEMPORARY BUDGET TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SOMEBODY HELP US WITH THAT AT LEAST ON A PART-TIME BASIS.

UM, SO WE CAN GET STARTED DOWN THAT PATH AND THEN WE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE RESULTS OF THAT SITUATION IS.

WHAT, WHAT DOES THE SECURITY INDIVIDUAL UNCOVER FOR US? SO THEN WE CAN DETERMINE IN THE FUTURE, MORE FUNDS ARE NEEDED, OR IF EVEN JUST A PART-TIME PERSON IS ABLE TO COVER OUR SECURITY NEEDS.

OKAY, WELL, I COULD ASK A LOT MORE QUESTIONS, BUT I WANT TO GIVE ALL OF THE BOARD MEMBERS A CHANCE TO, AND SO I'LL JUST SAY, UM, THANK YOU FOR GIVING THE PRESENTATION.

I'M DEFINITELY IN SUPPORT OF THE BUDGET REQUEST.

I THINK PROBABLY THE, UM, REQUEST FOR STAFF FOR PARK RANGERS COULD BE, UM, EVEN GREATER.

I MEAN, YOU'RE STILL AT ONE PARK RANGER PER 500 ACRES OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO, UH, YOU KNOW, I WOULD, I WOULD SUPPORT AN INCREASE IN THAT AND THE, UM, UNMET NEEDS.

I ALSO WANTED TO, UM, MENTION THAT, UNFORTUNATELY, JUST BECAUSE OF CIRCUMSTANCES, WE WEREN'T ABLE TO HAVE ANY OF OUR NEW FINANCIAL COMMITTEE MEETINGS TO LOOK AT THE BUDGET BEFORE TONIGHT.

SO TO THE FULL BOARD, THAT'S WHY YOU DON'T HAVE A FINANCIAL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION THAT I DO APPRECIATE VERY MUCH THE, UM, PARKS DEPARTMENT STAFF TRYING REALLY HARD TO HAVE HAD THAT MEETING HAPPEN AND BEING AVAILABLE FOR A LOT OF PLANNING.

UNFORTUNATELY, IT WAS JUST THE CIRCUMSTANCES DIDN'T WORK OUT.

SO THANK YOU.

YOU NO, ABSOLUTELY.

I MEAN, THAT WOULD BE THE HOPE THAT WE WOULD HAVE ONCE THAT FINANCE, THAT INITIAL COMMITTEE GETS OFF RULING THAT THEY'D BE ABLE TO WORK THROUGH THIS.

AND BY THE TIME WE GOT TO THIS PLACE NEXT YEAR, THEY'LL HAVE A RECOMMENDATION FOR THE, UM, WHICH WILL MAKE EVERYTHING A LITTLE BIT EASIER, A LITTLE BIT MORE SEAMLESS.

SO THANK YOU.

OKAY.

SO LET'S SEE BOARD MEMBER DIPLOMA.

OKAY.

YEAH.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

UM, I'M SO HAPPY THAT WE HAVE UNMET NEEDS.

NOW.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I'VE BEEN REQUESTED SINCE I THINK SINCE 2016 AND WE HAD THE DIRECTION AT THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE THAT YOU DID NOT GIVE UNMET NEEDS TO YOUR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

SO I AM THRILLED THAT IT'S THERE.

UM, JUST SO THAT HELPS US DO THAT ADVOCACY.

I ABSOLUTELY AGREE WITH BOARD MEMBER, FOUSE RELATING TO THE NEED TO INCREASE PARK RANGERS.

IF I WERE SEEING ISSUES OVER ALL OUR PARTS, WE HAVE A, AND WE RECEIVED THE MEMO FROM THE DIRECTOR RELATING TO CHALLENGES THAT WE'VE BEEN FACING WITH BEHAVIORS IN OUR PARKS.

AND WE KNOW SPRINGTIME AND EARLY SUMMER THAT GETS AGGREGATED, AGGREGATE AGGRAVATED.

AND NOW RIGHT NOW, GIVEN WHERE WE'RE COMING OUT OF THE PANDEMIC, UM, IN THIS CRITICAL CONDITION, I THINK WE'RE STILL GONNA HAVE THOSE ISSUES.

SO I WOULD SUPPORT EMOTION EVEN TONIGHT TO COME UP WITH STANDARDS THAT REFLECT, UH, SOME ELEMENTS AND WE CAN WORK ON, WE

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CAN WORK ON THAT.

HAVING ALSO DISCUSSED THE PROCESS OR HAVING LOOKED AT THE PROCESS, LAID OUT IN THE PRESENTATION, WHICH I'M VERY THANKFUL FOR, YOU KNOW, THE BOARD AND COMMISSIONS RECOMMENDATIONS COMING ON APRIL 9TH.

I HAVE NO PROBLEM FOR US PERSONALLY, STILL ME.

THAT'S A GREAT NEXT STEPS, BUT I MEAN, I, I'M NOT GOING TO PENALIZE OUR CAPABILITY OR OUR ABILITY TO MAKE, TO JUST SERVE IN OUR ADVISOR ROLE, TO NOT COME UP WITH A RECOMMENDATION THAT WE PRESENT NEXT MONTH.

UM, AND WE IN THAT STILL CAN GO PART OF THE DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET SUBMISSION AS OF MAY 7TH.

AND SO I'D LIKE TO ENCOURAGE US TO LOOK AT THAT, AND MAYBE IT IS COMING FROM, UH, THE NEW COMMITTEE THAT WE MEET AND WE, WE SERIOUSLY LOOK AT THE UNMET NEEDS AND THEN ALSO ADDRESS, UH, THE PARK RANGERS AND TAKE A LOOK AT ANY OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE HAVE TIME TO DO IN THAT LIMITED MEETING.

SO THAT THAT'S OVERALL, I DO WANT TO ALSO ADDRESS HOW HAPPY I AM TO SOME DEGREE WHERE WE FAR WE'RE STILL FAR BEHIND ON WHERE THE SPENDING SHOULD BE.

I'VE DONE THAT ANALYSIS IN THE PAST AND HAD DONE THE PRESENTATION.

BUT WHEN I LOOK AT THE BUDGET, YOU KNOW, JUST JUST 10 YEARS AGO, WE WERE AT 55.7 MILLION WAS OUR BUDGET.

AND, YOU KNOW, AS HE RECALLED.

AND SO YOU SEE THIS WITH OUR 2021, WE'RE AT 109.7.

SO THAT HAS BEEN PROGRESS.

AND THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF DIFFERENT, DIFFERENT FOLKS ON THE ADVOCACY SIDE TO THANK FOR THAT ONE GRACE, THAT GREAT AUSTIN PARKS GROUP THAT WAS FORMED IN 2013, GOT IT UP TO 64.5 MILLION AND ULTIMATELY LOOKED TO 71.

AND THEN YOU HAVE, OF COURSE THE WORK THAT THE PARKS FOUNDATION IS DOING, UM, AND THEN JUST ALL THE VARIOUS COMMUNITY ADVOCATES WHO LOVE OUR PARKS AND REALIZE THAT OVER THE YEARS, WE CONTINUE TO LOVE OUR PARKS TO DEATH.

AND ALTHOUGH WE MAKE THESE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, IT'S STILL NOT, IT'S NOT TO THE, TO THE SIDE STANDARD IN WHICH WE HOLD OURSELVES IN AUSTIN AT.

SO WE NEED TO CONTINUE THAT WORK.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND THAT'S BE QUIET FROM THERE, BUT I LOVED EVERYBODY'S INPUT.

AND, UH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO STAFF.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BOARD IS AWARE THAT WE DO.

WE STILL, THERE IS NO REAL UNMET NEED ACCESS, RIGHT? SO I DON'T WANT TO GIVE THE WRONG IMPRESSION THAT BECAUSE WE CALLED THEM ON THAT SOME PROCESS BY WHICH WE CAN REQUEST THOSE AT THIS PARTICULAR POINT IN TIME, THE DIRECTION THAT WE'VE BEEN GIVEN FROM THE BUDGET OFFICE AND FROM THE CITY MANAGER MANAGEMENT OFFICE, BECAUSE OF VARIOUS CONSTRAINTS WITH THE TAX CAP IN COVID.

AND THAT IS THAT WE NEED TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO RESOLVE ISSUES WITHIN THE BUDGETS THAT WE HAVE.

HOWEVER, I KNOW VERY WELL THAT THIS, THIS PARTICULAR BOARD HAS REQUESTED INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE NOT, THAT ARE CHALLENGES FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

AND SO THAT'S WHY WE INCLUDED IT, BUT I DON'T WANT ANYONE TO BE UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SUBMIT OUR UNMET NEEDS IN SOMEWHERE.

WE'RE GOING TO GET THEM.

THAT'S, THAT'S THE ONLY CLARIFICATION I WANTED TO PROVIDE.

SO DIRECTOR MCNEELY, THAT IS FAIR.

AND I APPRECIATE YOU DOING THAT CLARIFICATION.

AND I STILL MORE IMPORTANTLY APPRECIATE THE ABILITY TO GIVE US INFORMATION THAT ALLOWS US TO ADVISE AND WHETHER WE GET, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE WERE SUCCESSFUL AT IS ANOTHER STORY.

BUT THIS GOES BACK TO OUR OTHER BOARD MEMBERS, WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOME OTHER MUNICIPALITIES AND THEN ABSOLUTE, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STATE OF TEXAS THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS REQUEST PROCESS, THEY IDENTIFY WHAT THOSE UNMET NEEDS ARE.

AND SO LEGISLATORS ARE ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND, AND, AND SEE, WHAT IS THIS CRITICAL? DOES THIS DO SOMETHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO LEVERAGE? I MEAN, ARE WE, THEY MAKE THE, THEY MAKE THAT DETERMINATION VERSUS NOT HAVING THE INFORMATION AND NOT KNOWING THAT COULD THEY HAVE PRESENTED PRE PREVENTED AN ADDITIONAL COST DOWN THE ROAD? UM, YOU KNOW, LIKE SAY, OH, YOU KNOW, TRANSMISSION ISSUES WITH ELECTRICITY.

SO APPRECIATE IT.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

UM, VICE CHAIR FIRST.

THANKS.

THINK THAT Y'ALL ASKED A LOT OF REALLY GREAT QUESTIONS AND I, I DON'T HAVE ANY EXTRA.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

UM, BOARD MEMBER, UM, CUTTING CYCLE.

HI.

I HAVE JUST A QUICK QUESTION.

AND I KNOW THAT, UM, BOND MONEY IS A SEPARATE BUDGET THAN ANNUAL OPERATING COSTS, BUT I NOTICED THAT YOU MENTIONED SOMETHING, I JOTTED DOWN A NOTE TO MYSELF IN THE 1.2 MILLION FOR OPS AND MAINTENANCE.

YOU MENTIONED SOME OF THE POOLS AND SOME OF THE BONDS.

AND I WAS CURIOUS IF YOU COULD CLARIFY THAT.

HELLO, I

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GUESS I RE-DID THE NORTA TOO, TO CLARIFY, BECAUSE I'M NOT, I'M NOT A HUNDRED.

I DON'T RECALL EXACTLY WHAT WAS SAID, SO I'M SORRY.

CAN YOU REPEAT YOUR JOTTED DOWN? THERE WAS A CHART, THERE WAS A LITTLE CHART THAT YOU SHOWED AND IT HAD 1.2 MILLION FOR OPS AND MAINTENANCE.

AND WHEN YOU WERE DESCRIBING IT, UM, ONE OF THE THINGS YOU SAID WAS SOME OF THE MONIES FROM BONDS.

AND SO I WAS JUST CURIOUS, UH, DID I MISS HERE SOMETHING? YES.

UM, I DIDN'T MENTION BOSS, BUT I CAN REPEAT WHAT THAT 1.2 MILLION IS FOR.

OKAY.

I THINK THAT, I THINK THAT WHAT SHE WAS TRYING TO EXPLAIN BOARD MEMBER IS THAT BASED UPON BOND MONEY THAT HAD BEEN SPENT TO EITHER REDEVELOP A SPACE OR TO, UM, BUILD SOMETHING BRAND NEW, 1.2 MILLION OF THAT 1.2 ADDITIONAL DOLLARS COULD BE REQUESTED BECAUSE THERE WAS GOING TO BE NEW MAINTENANCE OR NEW PROJECTS THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE MAINTAINED OR OPERATED.

AND SO I THINK THE REFERENCE TO BOND WAS THERE WERE, THERE WERE BOND MONIES OR TLD MONIES, OR SOME SORT OF IS INVESTED IN A SPACE, WHICH THEN REQUIRES A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF UPKEEP AND MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS.

THANK YOU FOR THAT CLARIFICATION.

HOW, HOW DO WE, ARE WE GOING TO GET A PRESENTATION AT SOME POINT? I FEEL LIKE I, I'M CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE BOND MONEY AND WHERE WE ARE IN THE, IN THE SPENDING OF THAT.

WE'LL MAKE A NOTE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE A PRESENTATION RELATED TO THAT AS ONE OF THE THINGS FROM BOARD MEMBERS AT THE END OF THAT AT THE END OF OUR AGENDA.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

IT WAS VERY INFORMATIONAL TODAY.

I APPRECIATE ALL THE INFORMATION THAT YOU BROUGHT, UM, FROM THE BUDGET DEPARTMENT THAT MS. RICHARDSON AND MS. PIPER.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBER RINALDI.

NO QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

WELL, I DID.

UM, THANK YOU FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

IT WAS VERY GOOD.

IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE.

I DID HAVE JUST A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS MYSELF, AND THAT IS C ONE WAS ON THE REVENUES FOR 2020 2021, 2022.

I WAS JUST CURIOUS, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE 2020 WAS OBVIOUSLY A PRETTY ROUGH YEAR AND WE, AND SO, BUT WE EXPECT EVEN LESS THAN 2021.

AND I WAS, IS THAT BECAUSE THE PROJECTIONS THAT THINGS ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO, TO BE CLOSED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, OR WHERE DOES THAT COME FROM? BECAUSE THAT'S, YOU KNOW, IT'S GOING FROM 10.8 TO 4.2 MILLION.

SO I WAS JUST CURIOUS ABOUT THAT.

OH YEAH, NO, I WAS JUST GOING TO INPUT THAT THE IN TERMS OF PROJECTIONS DIRECTION IS GIVEN FOR US TO ASSUME THAT CURRENT OPERATIONS ARE GOING TO CONTINUE, UM, FOR THE, AND THEN WE'LL REVISIT, UM, PROBABLY AFTER MARCH, WHICH MARKED THE HALFWAY POINT.

AND THEN WE'LL LOOK AT WHAT WE, WHERE WE ARE, WHETHER IT BE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC OPERATIONAL LEVELS, AND THEN WE'LL RECALCULATE THOSE PERCENTAGES.

SO I'LL HOPE IT IS THAT YES, WE'LL COME IN BOARD THEN THE 4.2, BUT WE WANT TO BE CONSERVATIVE RIGHT NOW AND OUR PROJECTIONS.

I SEE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

AND THEN FOR THAT 2.5 MILLION, YOU HAVE IT BROKEN DOWN FOR PARK RANGERS, CEMETERIES AND OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE.

DO YOU HAVE LIKE A LIGHT ON THEM OF HOW MUCH FOR EACH ONE? YES.

UM, THEY CAN PUT YOU LIKE THAT AFTER THE FACT, I WAS JUST CURIOUS HOW THAT WAS, THAT WAS BROKEN DOWN BECAUSE I KNOW WE STILL HAVE A PRETTY TREMENDOUS OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE DEFICIT.

RIGHT.

AS FAR AS FUNDING, KEEP THAT GOING.

OKAY.

THAT'S CORRECT.

YEAH.

YOU BROKE UP A LITTLE BIT.

I'M SORRY.

I'M JUST KIDDING.

AND WHAT IS, I MEAN, WHAT IF WE, IF IT WAS LIKE A PERFECT WORLD HEALTH AND WE COULD HAVE ALL THE MONEY THAT WE WANTED, WHICH WE KNOW IS NEVER GOOD, BUT HOW MUCH COULD WE SPEND ON OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE AND BE IN A REALLY GOOD PLACE THAT WE ARE NOT SPENDING NOW? I THINK WE'D HAVE TO DO A LITTLE BIT ADDITION.

WE'D HAVE TO PROBABLY DO SOME ADDITIONAL NUMBERS, RIGHT.

BECAUSE I THINK IT WOULD DETERMINE IF WE WANTED TO KEEP EVERY PARK AT.

SO WE HAVE PARK LEVELS, RIGHT? LIKE ONE THROUGH FOUR.

AND IF WE WANTED TO KEEP ALL OF OUR PARK LEVELS AT LEVEL ONE, WHICH WOULD BE THE MAXIMUM MAINTENANCE, THAT WOULD BE A PARTICULAR COST, OR IF WE WANTED TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN SPACES, THAT WOULDN'T BE LEVEL ONE.

SO I THINK THAT WE, I THINK WE WOULD NEED TO RUN THE NUMBERS FOR THE BOARD MEMBER.

IT'S NOT A, IT'S NOT AS SIMPLE AS IT SOUNDS LIKE.

I KNOW IT'S COMPLICATED.

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I JUST WANTED TO, IF YOU HAD, IF YOU HAD A RANGE.

SO I TOTALLY, UM, I UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED, I DO HAVE THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE, UM, SOCORE VERSUS OUTSIDE THE PORT.

OKAY.

AND MY, MY LAST QUESTION IS WITH THESE, UM, UNMET NEEDS, ARE THESE ALL, ARE THEY, ARE THERE ANY PRIORITIES OR IS THIS JUST PRETTY MUCH WE NEED THESE, THAT'S IT, UM, AT THIS POINT WE, DIDN'T NOT, UH, PRIORITIZE, PRIORITIZE THIS PARTICULAR LOOSE, YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY, UH, THAT'S ONE OF OUR CHALLENGES IS THAT WE HAVE SO MANY DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE, UM, DIVISION.

SO EVERYBODY'S PRIORITY IS THEIR PRIORITY.

SO, UM, IF WE ARE, UH, IF WE'RE ALIGNING OURSELVES WITH COUNCIL'S PRIORITIES AND, UM, THINGS THAT IMPACT OUR, OUR, OUR HOMELESS NATURE OR HOMELESS NEIGHBORS ON THOSE ARE DEFINITELY THINGS THAT WOULD ALIGN WITH WHAT COUNCIL IS, UM, PRIORITIZING RIGHT NOW.

SURE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WELL, THOSE ARE ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT I, THAT I HAVE.

ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THEY WANTED TO FOLLOW UP WITH? TELL ME THAT I'LL TRY TO ANSWER AS MANY AS I'M GLAD IT HAPPENS TO OTHER PEOPLE TOO.

THAT'S EASILY MINE.

SO, SO, SO, SO BOARD MEMBERS, JUST SO THAT YOU KNOW, THAT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE URBAN CORE VERSUS OUTSIDE THE URBAN FLOOR RIGHT NOW, THE WAY THAT IT'S BEEN HISTORICALLY DEFINED IS THAT IT IS BASICALLY BEN WHITE ON U S ONE 83 ON THE NORTH AND EAST.

SO AS ONE 83 GOES UP EAST AND THEN CURVES AROUND NORTH AND THEN ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER ON THE WEST SIDE, UM, THAT'S WHAT ANYTHING IN BETWEEN THERE