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[00:00:04]

THREE, AND WE,

[CALL TO ORDER ]

I BELIEVE HAVE A QUORUM HERE, SO I'M GOING TO CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER.

UM, THANKS EVERYBODY FOR JOINING.

I'M GLAD THAT OUR TECHNOLOGY IS WORKING TODAY.

UM, AND I KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A LITTLE BIT OF ADJUSTMENT, I THINK, TO OUR AGENDA, BUT, UH, WE CAN GET STARTED WITH ANY CITIZEN COMMUNICATION IF WE HAVE ANY OR SIGNED UP.

OKAY.

UM, THEN WE CAN GO ON TO APPROVAL OF MINUTES, BUT BEFORE THAT, UM, SARAH, CAN YOU JUST, UH, FEAR KIND OF WHAT ORDER YOU THINK WOULD BE MOST HELPFUL IN TERMS OF OUR NEW BUSINESS? AND SHOULD WE STICK WITH THIS ORDER OR DO YOU THINK THAT WE SHOULD MOVE SOMETHING AROUND OR SHOULD WE JUST PLAY IT BY EAR? I THINK WE JUST DO THIS ORDER.

THE, UH, THE ONLY, ONLY ISSUE WAS THAT THE SPEAKER FOUR C CIVILLY CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS, HE CAN'T JOIN UNTIL SIX 15 OR SO.

SO WE DO THE OTHER ITEMS. I THINK WE'LL JUST NATURALLY GET TO A PLACE WHERE HE'LL BE HERE AND THEN WE'LL GET TO SEE.

OKAY.

THAT SOUNDS SOUNDS RIGHT TO ME.

SURE.

ALL RIGHT.

SO

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ]

APPROVAL OF MINUTES, HAS EVERYONE HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THE MINUTES? I'D LIKE TO MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THE MINUTES.

I JUST HAVE, THERE'S A TYPO.

ARE YOU A SECOND NAME, ROB? I CAN, BUT I HAVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE MINUTES.

GREAT.

OKAY.

SO GO AHEAD.

LET'S, LET'S MOVE TO DISCUSSION.

AND ROB, YOU HAVE, UH, AN EDIT.

GO AHEAD.

UH, THE MINUTES, SHOW ME IN ATTENDANCE AND ALSO ABSENT.

AND I WAS IN ATTENDANCE.

THAT'S FAIR, BUT WE CAN, WE CAN GET THAT, GET THAT CHANGED.

ANYTHING ELSE THAT ANYBODY SAW THAT, UH, WE MIGHT NEED TO ADJUST ON THE MINUTES? ALL RIGHT.

UM, WE HAVE A MOTION KATIE.

SECOND BY ROB, UM, ALL IN FAVOR, EITHER.

RAISE YOUR HAND OR SAY AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

ALL RIGHT.

I SAW ALL THE HANDS I HEARD.

I THINK FOR CYA, I WOULD SAY, AYE, NOT ALEXIS.

DO YOU HAVE, I NEED A POST AS WELL.

GO AHEAD.

SORRY.

I SAID I AS WELL.

I WASN'T SURE TO VERIFY.

THANK YOU.

UM, ANY OPPOSED OR ABSTAINING NOW? HOW ARE YOU VOTING? I DON'T SEEM TO HAVE NOT JUST, YOU KNOW, IF YOU ARE TRYING TO SPEAK, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU.

AND KAREN IS HE YOU'VE JOINED US.

UM, WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOTE ON THE MINUTES? OH, SORRY.

UH, I'LL ABSTAIN RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I'M NOT JUST GETTING SET.

SO I HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THEM.

OKAY.

UM, I THINK WE'RE GONNA, I DON'T KNOW HOW WE SHOULD COUNT MAYBE OFF THE DIET AND THANK YOU.

SO WE HAVE ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN IN FAVOR, ONE ABSTENTION, AND NOW OFF THE DIOCESE.

SO THE MINUTES ARE ADOPTED.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S MOVE ON.

UM, SO WE'RE STARTING OFF WITH, UM, A COUPLE ITEMS THAT I'M HOPING, UH, LIKE THREE ITEMS THAT I'M HOPING WILL KIND OF LEAD INTO OUR BUDGET DISCUSSION,

[2a) Update on Climate Resilience (Discussion and/or possible action) ]

STARTING WITH THE UPDATE ON THE CLIMATE RESILIENCE PLAN FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE SYNDROME.

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YEP.

SO THAT IS MARK CRUDE AIR AND MARK CRUDE AIR IS GOING TO LEAD YOU THROUGH THAT PRESENTATION.

AWESOME.

THANKS MARK.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

AWESOME.

ALRIGHTY, THANK YOU EVERYBODY.

SO AGAIN, I'M MARK CRUDER.

I REPORT TO ZACK.

AND WHEN YOU GOT A BRIEF UPDATE ON WHAT'S GOING ON WITH CLIMATE ADAPTATION WITHIN OUR OFFICE AND, UM, REALLY FOCUS IN ON THE COUNCIL RESPONSE AND WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON SINCE THEN, UH, THE LAST YEAR.

SO EXCELLENT.

SO WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE ADAPTATION FOR SOME TIME, UH, DENNY BACK TO CAMPO AND A PROJECT THAT WE DID AROUND LOOKING AT THE VULNERABILITY OF OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM ON A REGIONAL SCALE, WHICH LED TO A COUNCIL RESOLUTION TO LOOK AT CLIMATE PROJECTIONS IN AUSTIN.

UM, QUICK THING ABOUT CLIMATE PROJECTIONS, ACCORDING TO CLIMATE SCIENTISTS, WE WERE ONLY LOOKING AT AN INCREASE IN HEAT, DROUGHT, FLOOD AND WILDFIRE, NEVER DID ICE STORMS COME UP IN THOSE DISCUSSIONS.

AND I THINK WE MIGHT HAVE TO RETHINK WHEN WE TALK ABOUT CLIENT PROJECTIONS AND WHAT IT ACTUALLY MEANS, UM, THAT LED TO AN INTERNAL DISCUSSION AROUND LOOKING AT ASSETS AND OPERATIONS FROM THOSE FOUR LENSES, HE DROPPED FLOOD WILDFIRE, WHICH LED TO THE CALM RESILIENCE ACTION PLAN THAT WE PROVIDED TO YOU AND CITY MANAGER AND MADE PUBLIC.

THIS LED WITH OTHER EXTERNAL FORCES LED TO A COUNCIL RESOLUTION TO LOOK AT WHAT OTHER CITIES ARE DOING AND THEN POTENTIALLY OPTIONS TO DO A LARGER, COMPREHENSIVE CLIMATE RESILIENCE PLAN, WHICH I'LL GET INTO IN A SECOND.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO A QUICK OVERVIEW ON THE CLIMATE RESILIENCE ACTION PLAN ASSETS AND OPERATIONS.

UH, THIS WAS COMPLETED IN APRIL, 2018.

IT REALLY FOCUSED ON FOUR BUCKETS, EMERGENCY RESPONSE, STAFF, SAFETY, EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE, AND NEW INFRASTRUCTURE ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE.

IT WAS MOSTLY ABOUT BETTER COMMUNICATION BETWEEN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND COUNCIL, BUT ALSO INTERNAL COMMUNICATION WITHIN STAFF.

UM, THIS WAS BEFORE COVID, SINCE COVID, I'M NOT SURE IF THAT COMMUNICATION IS, UH, BETTER OR THE SAME, HOPEFULLY BETTER.

UM, AND THERE'S ALSO DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW DO WE EVACUATE LARGE EMPLOYERS CENTERS, LIKE ONE TEXAS CENTER DURING AN EVENT FOR THE STAFF SAFETY.

A LOT OF THAT WAS AROUND, UH, HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT PEOPLE WHO WORK OUTSIDE ARE SAFE? WE ACROSS ALL THESE DEPARTMENTS, WE HAVE DIFFERENT PROTOCOLS FOR HOW TO DEAL WITH EXTREME HEAT OR BAD AIR QUALITY, SUCH AS OZONE ACTION DAYS.

SO HAVING THESE GROUPS TALK TOGETHER ABOUT WHAT IS THE BEST PROTOCOL GOING FORWARD, AND THEN HOW DO WE TRAIN PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT TO DO DURING A WILDFIRE OR A HOT DAY FOR EXISTING FACILITIES? WE LOOKED AT ROADS AND BRIDGES AS WELL AS COMMUNITY FACILITIES TO SEE WHICH ONES HAVE CAPABILITIES OF EITHER SHELTERING STORING FOOD, UH, WHICH ONES HAVE SOLAR, WHICH ONES HAVE BACKUP.

WE ALSO LOOKED AT EXISTING TELECOMMUNITY TELECOMMUNICATION, WHICH IS FIBER NODES.

SO WE HAVE A SERIES OF FIBER NODES AROUND THE CITY ENSURING THEY HAVE BACKUP ELECTRICITY AND THAT THEY'RE NOT IMPACTED BY A SAFE FLOODING.

AND THEN FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION, WE ALIGNED THE POTENTIALS FOR QUOTE-UNQUOTE RESILIENCE, HUBS, PASSIVE SURVIVABILITY FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION.

UM, AND THEN ALSO SAY THINKING ABOUT WHAT WE MIGHT NEED IN THE FUTURE IN TERMS OF UTILITIES OR UTILITY MANAGEMENT, THAT WORK IS ALMOST ALL OF IT IS WITHIN OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS TO FULFILL THESE STRATEGIES ARE DE IDENTIFIED BY CITY DEPARTMENTS.

AND, UH, WE KEEP AN EYE ON WHAT THEY'VE ACTUALLY DONE AND WE CAN PROVIDE THAT NEXT SLIDE.

BUT I DO WANT TO TOUCH ON THE LAST, UH, SUBMISSION WE PROVIDED TO COUNCIL BACK IN 2020.

SO IF YOU REMEMBER, IN 2019 COUNCIL PASSED A RESOLUTION, ASKING OUR OFFICE TO DO A LITERATURE REVIEW ON WHAT CURRENT RESILIENCE PLANNING IS GOING ON IN PEER CITIES ALSO EXPLORE POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIPS.

AND COUNCIL REALLY WANT US TO LOOK AT A HUNDRED RESILIENT CITIES, WHICH AT THE TIME IS, WAS DIFFERENT, BUT CITIES STILL USE THE SAME PROTOCOL AND SAME FORMAT TO DO RESILIENCE PLANNING AND THEN PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COMING FOR A COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY WIDE CLIMATE RESILIENCE PLAN.

ALSO IN THAT DISCUSSION, THERE WAS, UH, ASKED TO SEE IF THE, WHAT OUR CURRENT, UM, CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICERS, WHAT ARE THEIR POSITIONS LIKE IN OTHER CITIES, WHICH WE PROVIDED.

AND ALSO IF THERE'S ANY FUNDING OR OPPORTUNITY TO HIRE A CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICER.

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EXCELLENT.

SO OUR RESPONSE TO COUNCIL WAS BROKEN UP INTO, WELL, THE FIRST ONE WAS AROUND WHAT OTHER CITIES ARE DOING.

UM, WHAT A CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICER TYPICALLY DOES AND WHERE THEY ARE IN, IN THEIR OWN STRUCTURE.

AND BASICALLY MOSTLY JUST RESEARCH.

THE SECONDARY RESPONSE WAS AROUND WHAT STRATEGIES WE CURRENTLY HAVE UNDERWAY AND WHAT STRATEGIES ARE OPTIONS TO INCREASE RESILIENCE OR CLIMATE ADAPTATION GOING FORWARD.

SO THIS IS A LIST OF CURRENT EFFORTS UNDERWAY.

I ALSO WANT TO MENTION THAT WE SUBMITTED THIS IN MARCH OF 2020, SO EXACTLY A YEAR AGO, UM, RIGHT BEFORE THE CITY CLOSED DOWN FOR COVID.

UM, SO THE FIRST ONE IS CREATE A DIGITAL MAP OF POPULATIONS MOST IMPACTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE.

THIS WAS COMPLETED WITH THE HELP OF, UH, PATRICK BIXLER AT THE LBJ SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY.

AND IT MOSTLY LOOKED AT FOOD OF ALL THE POPULATIONS BASED ON AGE, LANGUAGE, INCOME IN OTHER FEATURES, AND THEN HOW THEY MIGHT BE SENSITIVE, OR WHAT ARE THE EXPOSURE TO HEAT FLOODING AND WILDFIRE.

WE CAN PROVIDE YOU THAT LINK THAT WORK IS COMPLETED.

THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN.

WE INITIATED A DISCUSSION WITH A CO CONSULTANT ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO, UH, THAT WORK IS NOT COMPLETE.

AND IT WAS MOSTLY LOOKING AT THE BASELINE OF WHAT IS CURRENTLY IN PLACE SO THAT WE CAN THEN TAKE THAT AND EXPAND INTO MORE WORK AND GOING IN THE FUTURE.

SO THAT'S STILL STARTED AND ONGOING.

WE LOOKED AT THE A HUNDRED RESILIENCE, SORRY, THE HUNDRED YEAR PLAN FOR AUSTIN WATER.

ALSO A BOARD THAT IS ONGOING AND WE'LL BE GONE GOING FOR SOME TIME.

ALSO HIGHLIGHTED THE WORK AROUND WILDFIRE RISK AND FUEL MITIGATION WITH AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND ALSO IN WATER AND OTHER LANDS THAT IS STILL GOING ON AS WELL IS CREEK FLOODING, MITIGATION PLANNING WITH WATERSHED PROTECTION.

THERE'S ANOTHER PROJECT THAT WAS COMPLETED.

PARKS AND REC HAS A PROGRAM CALLED CONNECTING CHILDREN TO NATURE.

AND THEY HOOKED UP WITH A PROFESSOR TO DO HEAT SENSING AT THREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TO IDENTIFY HOW CHILDREN MIGHT BE IMPACTED BY HEAT DURING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

THEY'VE, UH, USED THE SENSORS, THEY'VE DONE THE ANALYSIS THEY'VE DONE.

THE, THE REPORT IS COMPLETED.

WE CAN PROVIDE THAT TO YOU.

ANOTHER ACTIVITY IS TO LOOK AT THE OCTOBER, 2018 FLOOD EVENTS AFTER ACTION REPORT AND SEE WHAT IS CURRENTLY HAPPENING AND MAKING SURE THAT GOES ON.

WE HAVE TALKED TO ALSO WATER THAT WORK HAS BEEN STARTED, UH, WAS NOT ABLE TO CONNECT WITH HOMELAND SECURITY TO SEE HOW FAR THEY'VE GOTTEN ON THAT WORK.

UH, WE'VE ALSO MENTIONED THAT WE WILL BE ONGOING WORK AROUND THE CLIMATE RESILIENCE ACTION PLAN TO SEE YOU WHO'S MAKING PROGRESS AND HOW THAT'S GOING.

AND THEN LASTLY, AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT PILOT, WHICH PHOEBE I THINK HAS PRESENTED TO YOU ALREADY.

UM, SO THAT IS WE'RE CURRENTLY UNDERWAY.

THE NEXT SLIDE ARE THE OPTIONS THAT WE PROVIDED, UH, THAT IN ADDITION TO DOING A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, WE THOUGHT WERE REALLY IMPORTANT ASPECTS TO BE CONSIDERED.

WE CAN PROVIDE YOU A LINK TO THE DOCUMENT THAT HAS DOLLAR AMOUNTS FOR ALL OF THESE, UM, IF, IF NEEDED.

SO THE FIRST THING WE PROVIDE AS AN OPTION IS TO HIRE A CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICER.

THE CITY HAS IDENTIFIED SOMEBODY NAMED ALL OF US AND YOU KNOW, THAT PERSON REPORTS TO A CITY MANAGER AND THAT'S WITHIN THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE DEPARTMENTS.

THE SECOND THING WE HIGHLIGHTED WAS A NEED FOR A, UM, BETTER ORGANIZED ENGAGEMENT WITH THE COMMUNITY IN AREAS THAT ARE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO EXTREME WEATHER.

AND THIS WAS ACTUALLY TO PROVIDE A STIPEND TO PEOPLE, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, TO ENGAGE WITH THE CITY, TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S GOING ON, BUT ALSO TO ENGAGE WITH THEIR OWN FAMILY CONSTITUENCIES, UH, IN A LONG-TERM BASIS.

SO THAT BEFORE AN EVENT HAPPENS, THEY KNOW WHAT TO CONSIDER.

AND THEN DURING THE EVENT OR THE MAIN CONTACT OR THE CITY WOULD HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S GOING ON IN THAT COMMUNITY.

IN ADDITION, WE WOULD DO A COMMUNICATION PILOT IN THREE COMMUNITIES AND THESE THOUGHTS DIDN'T, UM, IDEALLY YES, THIS HAS NOT FORMALLY STARTED AS A PROGRAM.

WE AS A CITY HAVE WORKED WITH GABA TO LAUNCH COMMUNITY RESILIENCE, NAVIGATORS AND DUFF SPRINGS.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE WORK WITH GARVIN TO TRAIN A HANDFUL OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABOUT HEATS, ABOUT FLOODING AND ABOUT OTHER EVENTS.

AND THEN THEY WOULD GO TO THEIR OWN CONSTITUENCIES TO TELL THEM ABOUT WHAT TO CONSIDER GOING FORWARD.

NUMBER THREE IS SMALL BUSINESS CARE FOR AND RECOVER FROM CLIMATE RELATED DISASTERS.

HERE.

WE HAD THE IDEA OF, EXCUSE ME, OF PAIRING LARGE BUSINESSES TO SMALL BUSINESSES.

SO

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DURING A BIG EVENT, SOMEBODY LIKE DELL OR SAMSUNG OR SOMEBODY ELSE WOULD BE ABLE TO CONNECT WITH SMALL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY A FLOOD OR ANOTHER BIG EVENT TO SEE IF THEY NEEDED, UH, RESOURCES, PEOPLE, ANYTHING SORT OF MAKE THEM COME BOUNCE BACK FASTER.

THE IDEA HERE IS THAT THE BIG BUSINESSES HAVE THE RESOURCES AND CAN AID THE SMALLER BUSINESS WHEN NEEDED.

UM, AND THEN ALSO, HOW CAN THE CITY HELP IN THAT CAPACITY, SINCE THIS WAS RELEASED? UH, THERE WAS COVID-19, THERE'S BEEN SOME WORK AROUND PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO CITIES, TO BUSINESSES THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY COVID-19.

AND, UH, THAT IS ONGOING FOR IS A COMMUNITY WIDE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CAMPAIGN, UH, THOUGHT OF AND DESIRED BY HOMELAND SECURITY, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

I DON'T THINK THIS WAS EVER STARTED, UH, THE DOLLAR AMOUNT ON THIS WAS PRETTY HIGH.

UH, AND THEN NUMBER FIVE, AS AS CRITICAL COMMUNITY FACILITIES FOR ENERGY AND WATER NEEDS PER THE COLORADO RIVER FLOODING AFTER ACTION REPORTS.

UM, THIS IS ALSO ONGOING.

WE HAVE NOT DONE AN ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

UH, WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THAT NEXT UNDER THE RESILIENCE HUBS DISCUSSION.

UM, BUT THE STAFF IS STILL DOING SOME WORK AROUND THE COLORADO RIVER, UH, ATTRACTION REPORT.

WE, UH, IDENTIFIED THE NEED FOR A WILDFIRE EVACUATION ASSESSMENT.

UH, IN 2019, TRAVIS COUNTY WORKS WITH FIRE DEPARTMENT AND OTHERS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE NEED IS DURING A WILDFIRE TO GET PEOPLE OUT OF THE COMMUNITY.

THEY DID THE INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF WHERE THE TRAFFIC IS, BUT NEVER TOOK THE NEXT STEP OF IDENTIFYING WHERE THOSE REFUGEE AREAS ARE AND WHERE PEOPLE SHOULD GO DURING THE EVENTS.

WE PROVIDE AN OPTION TO SAY THAT WE NEED FUNDING TO DO THAT NEXT STEP OF IDENTIFYING WHERE THOSE REFUGE AREAS ARE THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED.

UM, WE IDENTIFIED THE NEED TO EVALUATE AUSTIN'S FOOD SHORTAGES, RESILIENCE, THE FOOD SHORTAGES, UH, UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS CAME OUT IN MARCH OF 2019, THE, OUR STAFF AT THE OFFICE, SUSTAINABILITY HAS BEEN VERY MUCH ENGAGED IN PROVIDING FOOD AND FOOD ACCESS TO COMMITTEE MEMBERS IN, IN AUSTIN.

SO I CAN'T SAY THAT WE'VE DONE A PLAN AROUND THIS, BUT WE'VE DEFINITELY BEEN ENGAGED IN THAT, UH, FOOD, UH, SECURITY WORLD.

AND THEN THE LAST TWO IS INSTALLED NEIGHBORHOOD RESILIENCE, KIOSKS.

THESE ARE SORT OF SMALLER PIECES WITH POTENTIALLY WIFI AND OR SOLAR WITH CHARGERS IN THE LASTLY IS CONDUCTED RESILIENCE, HUB ASSESSMENT AND PREPARE AN ACTION PLAN.

SO I'LL GO INTO GREATER DETAILS ABOUT THE RESILIENCE HUB, UH, ASSESSMENT IN THE MEANTIME, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS OR DO YOU WANT TO TAKE QUESTIONS AT THE END? SO SAY QUESTIONS AT THE END? YEAH.

JUST, JUST, CAN I JUST ASK FOR ONE CLARIFYING POINT THOUGH, OF MARK? GO AHEAD.

THANKS.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU JUST MAKE CLEAR FOR FOLKS WHO HAVEN'T BEEN FOLLOWING, UM, THINGS AS CLOSELY, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 2019 AND THE 2020 RESOLUTION.

CAUSE IT FEELS LIKE WE'RE CONFLATING A LITTLE BIT.

AND, AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 2019 RESOLUTION FOCUSING SPECIFICALLY A LITTLE BIT MORE SPECIFICALLY ON CLIMATE RESILIENCE, WHERE IT WAS ASSUMED WHERE THE 20, 20 RESOLUTION, AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU'RE TRACKING HERE ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE TIED TO A MORE HOLISTIC RESILIENCE ACTION.

CAN YOU CLARIFY THAT MARK A. LITTLE BIT? YEAH.

SO TO CLARIFY IT, THERE WAS ONE RESOLUTION IN 2019, BUT WE PROVIDED TWO RESPONSES.

UM, FOR REASONS OF I'M NOT GOING TO GET INTO THE FIRST RESPONSE WAS BASICALLY, UM, A LITERATURE REVIEW AND SORT OF UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT'S HAPPENING NATIONALLY AROUND CLIMATE RESILIENCE.

AND IT WAS MOSTLY OVERVIEWS WITHOUT ANY SPECIFIC ACTION.

THE SECOND RESPONSE WAS SPECIFICALLY, UM, STRATEGIES, BOTH EXISTING AND NEW OPTIONS TO DO A CLIMATE RESILIENCE PLAN OR SOME KIND OF PLAN.

AND THAT'S WHAT THIS IS.

SO EVEN THOUGH THE RESOLUTION WAS THE SAME, THE RESPONSES FROM OUR SIDEBARS WAS KIND OF TO, UM, THE QUESTION OF CLIMATE RESILIENCE VERSUS LARGER RESILIENCE.

I THINK THAT WAS PICKED UP, UM, BY COUNCIL AND THEN THEY CAME OUT WITH ANOTHER RESOLUTION IN 2020, UH, CREATING A CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICER AND A LARGER NEED FOR A BROADER DISCUSSION ON CLIMATE, ON RESILIENCE.

SO NOT CLIMATE, NOT JUST CLIMATE RESILIENCE, BUT GENERAL, GENERAL RESILIENCE.

AND THAT WAS, UM, THAT WAS ALLOCATED TO, UH, DEPUTY CITY MANAGER.

THANKS.

I JUST DIDN'T WANT FOLKS TO CONFLATE AND HOPEFULLY THAT HELPS CLARIFY.

THANK YOU.

YEAH, I AM NOT GOING TO TALK

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ABOUT THE 2020 VERSION RESILIENCE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO, UM, WE DID WANT TO DO A LITTLE BIT DEEPER DIVE INTO THE RESILIENCE HUB DISCUSSION BECAUSE THERE'S A CHANCE THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A RESILIENCE HUB.

UM, COUNCIL RESOLUTION, PROBABLY NOT TOMORROW, PROBABLY IN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO.

SO NEXT SLIDE.

SO, UM, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING, UH, WE'VE HAD A REALLY, UM, IMPACTFUL COUPLE OF WEEKS, UM, BASED ON WHETHER THAT WAS NOT EXPECTED OR AT LEAST NOT AS STRONG AS THE SUPPORTIVE AND THE QUESTION OF RESILIENCE HUB HAS COME UP IN POLITICAL CIRCLES, BUT ALSO IN COMMUNITY CIRCLES.

SO WHY DO WE NEED RESILIENCE HUBS? UM, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING, WE'RE ARE DEFINITELY GETTING MORE HEAT, MORE DROUGHT OR FLOODS AND MORE WILDFIRE, BUT WE'RE ALSO BECOMING MORE CLEAR THAT THAT IS A HUGE IMPACT ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACT HAS TO BE CONSIDERED.

WHEN WE'LL TALK ABOUT THESE THINGS, THEY ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT WE CAN NO LONGER JUST LOOK AT HEAT, DROUGHT, FLOODING, AND WILDFIRE, THAT THINGS LIKE ICE STORMS OR JUST THINGS WE JUST NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT ARE GOING TO COME.

AND THAT WE HAVE TO PREPARE FOR THINGS NOT BEYOND THE USUAL.

AND THAT ALSO THERE'S A CASCADING IMPACT.

WE CAN'T JUST LOOK AT AN EVENT SINGULAR THAT, BUT THAT THERE'S ALSO AN IMPACT ON INFRASTRUCTURE, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, COMMUNITY GROUPS, A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS, AND THAT IT CANNOT JUST BE A SINGLE SINGULAR DISCUSSION.

UM, RECENT EVENTS HAVE DEFINITELY HIGHLIGHTED THAT WE NEED COMMUNITY SPACE.

I MEAN, THIS COULD BE OTHER SPACE INDOOR SPACE, BUT IT NEEDS TO BE ACCESSIBLE.

SO WHEN WE LOSE OUR ABILITY TO DRIVE ON ROADS, HOW DO PEOPLE GET TO PLACES? UM, AND THAT WE CAN'T AS TUNE PEOPLE WOULD ACTUALLY SAY CROSS A FREEWAY TO GET TO A SPACE, THE, A SENSIBLE, AND THAT WE HAVE TO BE THINKING ABOUT SPACES, NOT JUST, UM, OR BASIC NEEDS, BUT ALSO FOR DISTRIBUTION, SUCH AS WATER FOOD MEDICINE.

NOW WITH VACCINES ALSO THAT THESE SPACES HAVE TO HAVE BACKUP POWER.

BACKUP WATER ALSO CAN BE USED MI POTENTIALLY DURING THE SHELTERS DURING EVENTS, BUT ALSO HAD THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY INFORMATION.

LIKE HOW DO WE ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY IN A SPACE? RESILIENCE, HUBS ARE PHYSICAL, BUT THEY'RE ALSO PROBABLY PROGRAMMATIC.

SO THEY'RE NOT JUST THE SPACE ITSELF, BUT IT'S ALSO HOW DO WE ENGAGE WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND IT HAS TO BE TIED TO AN INFORMED COMMUNITY.

SO WE CAN'T JUST ASSUME THAT PEOPLE COME AND THAT WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM, THAT THE COMMUNITY THAT WE ACTUALLY DO OUTREACH AND ENGAGE WITH THE COMMUNITY AND CHEM, THEY SHOULD BE COMMUNITY FACILITIES, NOT JUST CITY FACILITIES, IT COULD BE CHURCHES, IT COULD BE SCHOOLS, IT COULD BE HEALTH CENTERS AND THAT THEY HAVE TO BE TOOLS FOR EMPOWERMENT, THAT, THAT PEOPLE CAN GO TO A SPACE THAT THEY ARE CONFIDENT OF, THAT THEY TRUST AND THAT IT MAKES THEIR LIVES BETTER.

EXCELLENT.

SO WHEN WE DID RESEARCH ON RESILIENCE HUBS IN GENERAL, WE DID NOT COIN THIS TERM.

UM, THE AMOUNT OF BIG OF BALTIMORE, WE'VE THINKING ABOUT IT, IT'S SORT OF IN THREE STAGES OR THREE BUCKETS, THE FIRST ONE BEING MINIMAL FUNCTION AT THE VERY MINIMUM, IT HAS TO, WE HAVE TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY.

WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE COMMUNITY NATURALLY GOES, HOW THE COMMUNITY THINKS CULTURALLY, HOW THE COMMUNITY FUNCTIONS AS A NEIGHBORHOOD, AS A, AS SORT OF A NETWORK AND ENSURING THAT WE ARE ENHANCING AND INCREASING ADAPTIVE CAPACITY OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND SEEING WHAT IS THE LOCAL SPACE THAT MIGHT NEED IN ORDER TO BE SH UM, SAFE DURING BOTH A SHOCK AND A STRESSOR THAT THESE ARE ACCESSIBLY BY PHYSICAL LOCATIONS SO THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO CROSS, LIKE I MENTIONED BEFORE A FREEWAY, OR THAT THEY HAVE A TREELINE STREET OR A PLACE, A WAY TO GET THERE, THAT'S SAFE DURING HEAT DURING ANY KIND OF LARGE EVENT.

AND THAT WE INCLUDE A COMPONENT THAT IS RELATED TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SO THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY PAYING AND WORKING WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS, UH, AROUND DISASTER BEFORE WE ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT A SPACE BEFORE WE ACTUALLY IDENTIFY RESILIENCE HOME.

SECOND PIECE OF THAT IS, OKAY.

SO AS A MINIMUM, YOU HAVE THIS, THE SECOND THING IS HOW DO WE START TALKING ABOUT BACKUP POWER, BACKUP WATER, BUT ALSO BACKUP KEY MEDICATION SYSTEMS? WHAT PLACES CAN ACTUALLY STORE FOOD? WHAT PLACE CAN REFRIGERATE FOOD, WHICH ONES HAVE DRINKING WATER? WHERE CAN WE STORE THINGS, BUT ALSO THINKING ABOUT REFRIGERATING MEDICINE AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES, AND THEN THE THIRD TIER THAT IS HOW CAN WE THINK ABOUT SPACES AND HOW CAN WE, UM, IDENTIFY SPACES WE CAN USE FOR SHELTERS? SO THESE ARE SPACES WHERE PEOPLE WILL SLEEP OVERNIGHT FOR UP TO 72 HOURS AND THAT HAVE ALL THESE OTHER FUNCTIONS TO IT.

SO I CAN SEE FROM THE GRAPHIC BELOW, IT'S NOT JUST SAY EVERY BACKUP, IT'S A LOT

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OF DIFFERENT COMPONENTS WITHIN A SPACE.

EXCELLENT.

WE'VE DONE SOME WORK AROUND THIS.

UM, STARTING BACK WITH THE ASSET AND OPERATIONS PLAN, WHERE WE WORKED WITH STAFF AND IDENTIFIED THE NEED FOR RESILIENCE SCIENCE, BUT ALSO THE NEED FOR PROTOCOLS AROUND PASSIVE SURVIVABILITY, THE NEED FOR UPDATING EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE AND EXISTING, UH, COMMUNITY CENTERS TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE UP TO CODE AND, UH, FUNCTIONING.

WE'VE ALSO WORKED WITH SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, UM, NOT SEXUAL CLASS TO LOOK AT WHAT MIGHT BE THE VISION FOR A FUTURE FOR RESILIENCE HUB.

SOMETIMES WHEN WE TALK ABOUT FLOODS AND FIRES, IT GETS KIND OF DEPRESSING.

SO IT'D BE GOOD TO HAVE SOME KIND OF VISIONARY UPLIFTING VIEW OF IT.

WE'VE HAD INTERNAL DISCUSSIONS, SORT OF CHARRETTES WHERE, UM, DEPARTMENTS COME TO US AND SAY, HEY, WE HAVE A PROJECT COMING UP.

WHAT SHOULD WE BE CONSIDERING? AND THEN WE'LL PULL TOGETHER A TEAM TO REVIEW THAT WE'LL PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS, UH, PARKS AND REC HAS TAKEN THE LEAD IN GETTING A MEDIA FELLOW BACK IN 2018 TO LOOK AT COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

AND THEY'VE IDENTIFIED THREE FACILITIES.

THEY'D LIKE TO TURN INTO A RESILIENCE HUB, GHOST KERSEY, UH, UH, DOVE SPRINGS AND I'M BLANKING ON THE THIRD, BUT I'LL THINK OF IT IN 2019.

SO WE REACHED OUT TO AISD TO SEE WHAT THEY MIGHT NEED LOCALLY.

AND THEY RECOMMENDED THAT WE WORK WITH AUSTIN MANAGER, GREEN GOLDEN TO CREATE AN INNOVATION CREDIT AROUND EMERGENCY RESPONSE OR SOME KIND OF CLIMATE DISCUSSION AROUND THE SPACE.

SO WE WORKED AS A TEAM OVER THE PERIOD OF THREE OR FOUR MONTHS TO CREATE INNOVATION CREDIT THAT DEALS WITH, UH, REFUGEE AREAS, PORTABLE WATER OUTSIDE PLAYS FOR SHOWERS PLAYS FOR, UM, OR STAGING.

AND THAT IS ALIVE.

AND THEN LASTLY, IN 2020, WE PROVIDED A RESPONSE TO THE COUNCIL THAT DENSIFIES RESILIENCE HUBS AS A STRATEGY THAT WE SHOULD DO.

EXCELLENT.

SO I'M NOT SURE IF YOU KNOW, BUT COUNCIL WAS PLANNING TO, AND STILL COULD HAVE A COUNCIL RESOLUTION TOMORROW ON RESILIENCE HUB WHERE ASKING THE OFF SUSTAINABILITY TO DO A, UM, ASSESSMENT ON ALL THE BUILDINGS, BOTH CITY BUILDINGS, BUT ALSO TRAVIS COUNTY AND AISD BUILDINGS, AND THEN EXPLORE OPTIONS FOR A PASSIVE SURVIVABILITY.

SO HOW CAN A BUILDING FUNCTION AFTER IT LOSES WATER AND ELECTRICITY AND THEN MEET EXISTING DEPARTMENT GOALS? SO WHAT DO WE HAVE IN PLACE AND HOW DOES THIS HELP? AND THEY'RE KEEN TO GET US TO COME BACK BY JUNE 21, 2021 IN ORDER TO GET IT INTO THE BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR.

AND THEN ON TOP OF THAT, WHEN WE THINKING ABOUT RESILIENCE HUB, HOW DO WE LOCATE THESE SPACES TO THEY'RE WITHIN A 15 MINUTE PARKING SHED OF EACH NEIGHBORHOOD IN AUSTIN? EXCELLENT.

SO I THINK THAT IS THE END OF MY PRESENTATION.

THANKS MARK.

THAT'S GREAT.

I WILL JUST SAY I'M ABSOLUTELY THRILLED THAT, UH, THIS RESILIENCE HUB IDEA SEEMS TO BE GAINING MOMENTUM.

UM, I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS, BUT WANT TO PITCH IT OVER TO MY COLLEAGUES FIRST, IF ANYBODY HAS QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, I HAVE A FEW QUICK QUESTIONS, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

UM, AND MARK, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE AND FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

IT WAS REALLY INFORMATIVE AND REALLY HELPFUL.

SO, SO THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

UM, A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS THAT I HAVE EARLY ON IN THE PRESENTATION WAS I REMEMBER KAREN'S POINT IN OUR LAST MEETING ABOUT TALKING ABOUT, UM, FOOD INSECURITY AND AUSTIN AND CHALLENGES AROUND THAT.

AND IT MADE ME THINK OF FARMERS AND IF THEY WERE INCLUDED IN SMALL BUSINESSES, UM, AND YOUR POINT ABOUT, UM, YOU KNOW, THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT WOULD HELP, UH, PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES DURING EMERGENCY TIME PERIODS.

DO YOU KNOW IF THEY'RE INCLUDED AS FAR AS WE HAD NOT INCLUDED, UH, FARMERS IN THE DISCUSSION OF SMALL BUSINESSES, UH, WE NEVER MADE THAT CONNECTION AND, YOU KNOW, YOU SAY THAT, AND IT SEEMS LIKE SUCH A GREAT IDEA.

I JUST NEVER THOUGHT OF IT.

UM, I DO WANT TO SAY THAT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DOES HAVE A STAFF ON HAND THAT DOES LOOK AT FOOD.

UM, AND HER NAME IS CAROL.

THEIR NAME IS CAROL.

UM, AND THEY ARE ENGAGED ON FOOD AND A SECOND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION.

AND THEN STAFF IN OUR OFFICE ARE LOOKING AT FOOD SECURITY AND HAVE BEEN, HAVE BEEN HEAVILY INVOLVED IN FOOD RESPONSE IN THE PAST YEAR.

THAT'S A GREAT IDEA, RIGHT? YEAH.

KAREN BROUGHT THAT UP LAST TIME AND I THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY INTERESTING TOO.

UM, KAREN, DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER THOUGHTS ON THAT BEFORE I ASK ANOTHER QUESTION? YEAH, I WAS GOING TO, YEAH, THANKS.

I WAS GOING TO DEFINITELY TRY TO ADD ON THERE

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CAUSE IT'S GOOD TO SEE.

YEAH, THERE'S A GIVEN THE LAST YEAR AND THEN THE LAST MONTH IT'S, YOU KNOW, ESPECIALLY NOTABLE IN THE FIRST HALF, HOW FOOD WAS MISSING AND IT'S GOOD TO SEE IT ADDED, BUT I WOULD DEFINITELY WANT TO SEE SOME EMPHASIS ON IT.

AND ESPECIALLY IN THE, YOU KNOW, IF IT'S TALKING ABOUT THE SPACES AND THE RESOURCES THAT THE CITY IS GOING TO PROVIDE AND LOOKING AT, THERE'S JUST A LOT OF ANALYSIS TO BE DONE ABOUT WHAT'S WORKED AND WHAT'S NOT MOSTLY NOT WORKED OVER THE LAST YEAR BECAUSE WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT WHO'S PROVIDING THE FOOD AND AT WHAT LEVELS, YOU KNOW, JUST MAKING SURE, LIKE, I IT'S, IT'S DISTURBING TO SEE A COMMUNITY GARDEN LIKE CALLED OUT IN A RESILIENCE HUB.

LIKE THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE A FOOD SOURCE RIGHT.

FOR A COMMUNITY.

SO IT'S IN THEIR WRITTEN, BUT I JUST WANT TO SEE A LOT MORE EMPHASIS ON IT BECAUSE RIGHT.

IT'S EVERYTHING FROM, OH YEAH.

FARMERS OR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS TO LIKE COMMERCIAL KITCHENS ARE NEEDED TO COOK FOOD.

AND HOW DOES THAT LIKE WHERE THOSE ARE LOCATED WITHIN AUSTIN? YOU KNOW, SOME OF IT, I GUESS THE, THE, THE FINE TUNING TO THE SPECIFICS OF AUSTIN, AND THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION TO PULL OUT FROM THE LAST YEAR, FROM THE LONG DISASTER.

AND THEN THE SHORT CRISIS, YOU KNOW, THAT ARE REALLY INFORMATIVE, I THINK, TO THIS AND JUST WORKING TO ENSURE AS THERE'S A LOT OF GREAT OFFICES, SUSTAINABILITY STAFF, YOU KNOW, DOING AND HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN THE LAST YEAR TO MAKE SURE THAT FOOD GETS ELEVATED TO THE LEVEL OF NECESSITY AS, AS THE OTHER ITEMS WOULD BE MY MAIN COMMENT OVERALL.

ABSOLUTELY.

YEAH.

I AGREE.

ONE OTHER QUICK QUESTION SLASH COMMENT THAT I HAD WAS, UM, I LOVE HOW YOU ALL WERE TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, BUILDING MORE MAPPING AROUND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR LOCATIONS AND POPULATIONS THAT ARE MOST EFFECTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE.

AND I WAS WONDERING IF IN YOUR PLANS, AND THIS IS KIND OF A RECENT WITH WINTER STORM AREA, BUT THERE WAS A REALLY GREAT PHONE-A-THON PROCESS THAT WAS HAPPENING, I THINK, THROUGH THE CITY OR, UM, OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN AUSTIN.

AND I WONDER IF THERE'S DATA AND INFORMATION YOU CAN USE FROM THAT TO UNDERSTAND WHERE SOME OF THE LOCATIONS AND POPULATIONS WERE THAT WERE MOST AFFECTED SPECIFICALLY BY, YOU KNOW, COLD WEATHER AND WINTER STORMS THAT YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO ADD TO THE MAPPING PROJECT THAT, THAT YOU'RE PUTTING TOGETHER.

THAT IS, THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

WE, UM, WE HAVE NOT SPENT A LOT OF TIME THINKING ABOUT THAT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, AS SOON A WATER HAD MAPS OF PLACES THAT HAD LEASED AREAS THAT HAD NO WATER IN PLACES, I HAD WATER, ALL SYNERGY HAD MAPS OF AREAS THAT HAD LECTURES.

HE DIDN'T HAVE MUCH OF A CITY, SO WE COULD MAP THAT GOING FORWARD.

THAT'S AN INTERESTING IDEA AND SOMETHING WE HADN'T CONSIDERED YET.

UM, WELL, I'M GOING BACK TO KAREN'S POINT TOO, WITH THE PHONATHONS THEY ALSO CAPTURED INFORMATION ON WHO DIDN'T HAVE FOOD, UM, WHO COULDN'T LEAVE THEIR HOUSE.

LIKE JUST A LOT OF EXTRA INFORMATION THAT CURRENTLY THE MAPS THROUGH AUSTIN ENERGY AND AUSTIN WATER, AS GREAT AS THEY ARE THERE, THERE WERE JUST CLEAR GAPS THAT THEY WERE PICKING UP ON.

SO IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF THERE IS A WAY TO, TO USE THAT IN YOUR LARGER EFFORTS TO YEAH.

I'D BE REALLY INTERESTED.

OH YEAH.

I WOULD SAY ADDING FOOD TO THAT LIST WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN THE, AND THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION FROM MY, I THINK THE UNITED WAY, THE TWO, ONE, ONE SYSTEM ABOUT WHERE CALLS ARE COMING IN FROM AROUND FOOD SHORTAGE, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, SORT OF, YEAH.

WORKING ON THE FOOD, ADDING IN THE FOOD SYSTEM TO THAT MAPPING AS WELL.

IT'LL BE REALLY INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THE AFTER ACTION REPORT UNVEILS, UH, AFTER THIS AND WHETHER IT CAN CAPTURE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DURING THE EVENTS.

IT, IT FEELS LIKE, UM, AND I'M NOT WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, BUT IT FEELS LIKE THERE WAS A LOT OF FAILURES ON STRUCTURAL, BOTH CITY, STATE, AND NATIONAL, AND THAT COMMUNITY MEMBERS SORT OF STEPPED UP AND HELPED.

BUT HOW DO YOU TRACK THAT AND HOW DO YOU CALL TO FIND THAT IS, I THINK IT'D BE AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION TO GO TO HAVE IT IN COMING MONTHS.

I'D AGREE.

AND THAT THE LAST POINT THAT I HAVE TOO, IS I NOTICED ON THERE THAT YOU SAID THAT EMERGENCY COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE WASN'T FUNDED, IT WAS SOMETHING THAT YOU WANTED TO PUT MORE TIME AND ENERGY TO, BUT IT WASN'T FUNDED.

AND I THINK TO YOUR POINT THAT YOU JUST MADE, IT COULD BE REALLY USEFUL FOR US TO HAVE MORE COORDINATION, MORE INVESTMENT IN THAT.

AND SO, UM, I I'D LOVE ANY RESOURCES AROUND, YOU KNOW, WHAT, WHAT WAS PUT IN THE PLAN ORIGINALLY AND HOW MUCH FUNDING WAS REQUIRED TO, SO

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ON OUR COMMISSION, WE CAN KIND OF THINK THROUGH HOW TO SUPPORT THAT EVEN MORE.

AND, AND THE IDEA THAT YOU ALL BROUGHT UP TO IMPLEMENT.

THANKS, ALEXIS, OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? UM, I GUESS, LIKE I SAID, I'M, I'M PRETTY EXCITED.

UM, HOPEFULLY SOMETHING IS MOVING FORWARD ON THE RESILIENCE HUBS.

I'M WONDERING IF YOU HAVE ANY, UM, INTELLIGENCE TO WHY IT MIGHT BE DELAYED.

UM, AND IF THERE'S SOMETHING THAT'S LIKELY TO CHANGE AND WHAT IS CURRENTLY IN THAT RESOLUTION.

UM, AND THEN I GUESS ANOTHER RELATED QUESTION I SAW THE AUSTIN, UH, AUSTIN ISD WAS LISTED AS A POTENTIAL, UH, PARTNER, BUT THEY'LL VALLEY.

AND SO I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS A SPECIFIC REASON IN THERE, OR IF IT WAS MAYBE JUST AN OVERSIGHT.

UM, WE WERE NOT INVOLVED WITH WRITING THE RESOLUTION.

UM, WE PROVIDED INFORMATION THAT WE HAD AND THEN THE STAFF JUST, OR COUNCIL STAFF DISTILLED IT INTO THE RESOLUTION.

UH, I AGREE THAT WE SHOULD NOT BE ONLY LOOKING AT AISD.

I THINK THERE'S OTHER OPPORTUNITIES.

UM, WE SHOULD ALSO BE OPEN TO OTHER COMMUNITY, UM, FACILITIES SUCH AS CHURCHES OR OTHER LOCATIONS, WHETHER A Y HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK.

MY SOURCES, I COULD SEE USE THAT LOOSELY, UH, SAYS THAT IT HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO APRIL 8TH.

SO IT'S BEEN PUSHED BACK A WEEK, MAYBE TWO.

UM, BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHY DIDN'T, IT'S NOT HAPPENING TOMORROW FOR ALL.

I KNOW IT MIGHT HAPPEN TOMORROW.

OKAY.

AND YOU, THIS IS NOT GO AHEAD AND JUMP IN FOR A SECOND, PLEASE.

UM, MARCH.

SO THANKS FOR THE, THANKS FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE UPDATE.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE, SORT OF THE TIMELINE GOING BACKWARD.

UM, I'M HOPING THAT IN THE FUTURE BRIEFING, WE CAN HAVE A MORE GOING FORWARD ONCE THE CHIEF RESILIENCE OFFICERS FULLY ENGAGED AND SETTLED IN.

UM, BUT THE QUESTION RELATED TO THIS PRESENTATION IN PARTICULAR IS, UH, I'M, I'M HAPPY TO SEE THAT THE, THE HUB CONCEPT ALREADY KIND OF CAME INTO FRUITION PRIOR TO THE URI, UH, EVENT.

ALTHOUGH TO BE HONEST, I WASN'T EVEN AWARE OF IT.

SO I THINK THERE MIGHT BE SOME, UM, SORT OF OUTREACH EDUCATION EFFORT THERE, BUT ON THAT REGARD, DID YOU OBSERVE, OR DID STAFF HAVE ANY KIND OF ANECDOTAL, UM, NOT EVIDENCE, BUT, YOU KNOW, INSTANCES WHERE THE RESILIENCE HUB THAT WASN'T PLANNED WORKED OUT WELL DURING THE SNOW STORM OR VICE VERSA, IF THERE'S AN EXAMPLE THAT IT DIDN'T HAVE WORK OUT VERY WELL, HAD YOU PICKED A PARTICULAR LOCATION? LIKE, I'M CURIOUS TO SEE IF YOU HAVE GATHER ANY EVIDENCE ON ANY KIND OF SPECIFIC, UH, ANECDOTAL INSTANCES, UH, AND WHERE I'VE ALWAYS GONE WITH THAT WAS, I DO A LOT OF WORK WITH AISD ON MY DAY JOB.

AND I'M THRILLED TO SEE ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT ROUND ROCK LEANDER TO BE A PART OF A SORT OF A NETWORK.

UNFORTUNATELY, A LOT OF THE SCHOOL CAMPUSES OR BUILDING THE FIFTIES 60.

I KNOW AFTER THE STORM STAFF SPENT, I DON'T KNOW, FIVE, SIX DAY NONSTOP ASSESSING DAMAGES TO BUILDING BECAUSE OF WATER AND FREEZE AND STUFF.

AND SO IT WILL BE A GREAT LOCATION FOR COMMUNITY HUB BECAUSE EVERYBODY KNOW THE SCHOOL AND THE CAMPUS HAS A REALLY STRONG NETWORK, BUT, UM, I FEEL LIKE IF THAT HAD BEEN A HUB THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A PROBLEM FROM, UM, YOU KNOW, UH SAFETY'S AND, AND ACCESS TO WATER STANDPOINT.

SO I JUST THOUGHT I'LL BRING THAT UP AND SEE IF YOU HAVE ANY EXAMPLES.

UM, I GUESS THE FIRST QUESTION IS THIS HAS BEEN RECORDED, RIGHT? UM, I KNOW MY KIDS AREN'T SUPPOSED TO DO THAT, BUT YES.

UM, I CAN ONLY SPEAK FOR WHAT I HEARD AND WHAT I EXPERIENCED.

UM, SO I CANNOT SPEAK FROM A TECHNICAL PERSPECTIVE FROM WHAT I'VE HEARD.

AND I'LL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE IS I HEARD PALMER, UM, WAS OPENED UP FOR FOOD DISTRIBUTION, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, PEOPLE COULDN'T GET THERE BECAUSE THE BUSES WERE NO LONGER RUNNING AND THE ROADS WERE FROZEN.

SO THAT'S ONE ASPECT.

THE OTHER ASPECT IS THAT, UH, STAFF FROM THE OFF SUSTAINABILITY, INCLUDING MYSELF, SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THE MILLENNIUM,

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THE FOLLOWING FOUR OR FIVE DAYS AFTER THE EVENT.

AND THERE WERE A LOT OF FOOD DISTRIBUTION THROUGH THAT CENTER.

UM, IT WAS MOSTLY ORGANIZED BY LOCAL GROUPS AND I THINK THEY DID A WONDERFUL JOB.

UH, COULD IT HAVE BEEN BETTER? ABSOLUTELY.

BUT I THINK FOR WHAT THEY HAD AT THAT MOMENT AT THAT SPACE FUNCTIONED AS NEEDED.

SO THAT IS BOTH SORT OF SITU SITUATION RIGHT HERE, WHICH DIDN'T GO WELL IN A SITUATION WHERE I HEARD WHERE IT MIGHT'VE BEEN.

OKAY.

UM, AND I FORGET THE SECOND PART OF YOUR QUESTION.

I WOULD JUST MENTION THAT SCHOOL CAN USE SCHOOLS DESIGN AND PLANNING TO BE RESILIENT THEMSELVES.

I LIKE THE, THE LOCATION BEING FLAT BECAUSE IT'S EMBEDDED IN THE COMMUNITY, BUT I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A JOINT EFFORT TO, UM, YEAH.

SO, SO HOMELAND SECURITY, MERCY MANAGEMENT HAS AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SCHOOL IS THAT IF A BIG EVENT HAPPENED LIKE A TORNADO OR HURRICANE, THEY CAN TRIGGER THOSE SCHOOLS AND TAKE THEM OVER FOR A PERIOD OF 72 HOURS.

UM, BUT YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

THE, THE SHAPE OF THOSE SCHOOLS REALLY DEPENDS BY THE SCHOOL.

AND I'VE HEARD STORIES ABOUT DURING THE COLD SPELL, YOU KNOW, WATER PIPES BROKE AND THERE WERE ISSUES.

UM, OUR SCHOOL IS THE BEST OPTION AND A LOT OF CASES IN THE SHORT TERM YES, BECAUSE AS YOU SAID, PEOPLE KNOW THEM, BUT AT SOME POINT THEY HAVE TO GO BACK INTO SERVICE AND KIDS NEED TO GO TO SCHOOLS.

SO THERE'S ALWAYS THIS TENSION AFTER THE 72 HOURS, RIGHT.

AND AS WE LEARNED FROM COVID, AND EVEN AN ICE STORM STORMS DON'T FIT WITHIN THAT 72 HOUR PERIOD, AND NOW WE GET EXTENDED ISSUES.

SO WE ALWAYS HAVE TO HAVE BACKUP, YOU KNOW, UH, REDUNDANCIES IN OUR SERVICES AND IN OUR SHELTERS.

SO WE DO HAVE AS A CITY, UH, WAREHOUSES, IN OTHER LOCATIONS WE CAN USE, BUT THOSE AREN'T ALWAYS IN PLACES WHERE PEOPLE CAN ACCESS THEM.

SO I THINK WE NEED TO DO A HARDER LOOK OF LIKE, WHAT IS AVAILABLE AND HOW DO WE ACTUALLY TRIGGER THEM IF EVENTS GET OUTSIDE OF OUR PARAMETERS.

YEAH.

AND I, I THINK THAT'S EXACTLY KINDA, MY POINT IS, YOU KNOW, STAFF HAD DONE A GREAT JOB TEEING UP TO THIS POINT AND THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF SORT OF ONGOING EFFORT ALREADY.

AND I THINK, I DON'T JUST WANT TO POSE SORT OF A FRIENDLY CHALLENGE OF KIND OF TAKE THE ANECDOTAL AND SOME OF THE EXPERIENCES THAT WE'VE LEARNED AND KIND OF MAP OUT FORWARD AND BE MAYBE A LITTLE BIT MORE AGGRESSIVE IN TERMS OF SETTING THE EXPECTATION.

BECAUSE I, I REALLY HOPE THAT WITH THIS EVENT COMES A LOT MORE ACCEPTANCE TO INVESTMENT IN THAT TYPE OF SCENARIO.

UH, WHILE IN THE PAST PEOPLE WOULD SAY, WELL, LET'S NOT BUILD FOR THAT KIND OF CRAZY EVENT THAT ONLY HAPPENED 100, YOU KNOW, ONCE EVERY A HUNDRED YEARS OR YOU NEVER KNOW, RIGHT.

A HUNDRED YEAR STORM IS NOW THE NORM.

AND SO I THINK THAT'S THE KIND OF CONVERSATION THAT I'M HOPING TO SEE MORE AND MORE IS, UM, JUST, JUST KIND OF STEPPING UP ON IN TERMS OF THE PLANNING ASPECT, UH, AND ECHO THE FOOD CONVERSATION.

I THINK IT'S VERY TRAGIC THAT A LOT OF RESTAURANT LOST FOOD IN THEIR FREEZER BECAUSE THEY COOK AND CHEF COULDN'T COME IN TO COOK THEM.

I FEEL LIKE THEY COULD'VE COOKED THEM AND DONATE NOT LETTING THEM SOILS AGREED.

UH, YOU KNOW, I HAD ANOTHER QUESTION THAT KIND OF LINKS TO THAT.

UM, UM, I'M WONDERING MAYBE YOU HAVE AN ANSWER TO THIS OR COULD HELP US GET ONE, WHAT THE CITY'S CAPABILITIES ARE IN TERMS OF CLEARING ROADS, YOU KNOW, OF ICE AND SNOW.

UH, I REALIZE OBVIOUSLY THAT'S NOT SOMETHING WE'RE GONNA INVEST IN, LIKE WE'RE CHICAGO, WE'RE BUFFALO, BUT, UM, DO WE HAVE ANY CAPABILITY? UM, I'M PRETTY SURE THE ANSWER IS NO.

UH, I DON'T THINK WE OWN ANY PLOWS NOR DO WE, I DON'T THINK WE OWN ANY SALT TRUCKS.

UM, THERE WAS A DISCUSSION INTERNALLY OF ASKING THE QUESTIONS SHOULD PUBLIC WORKS BY A PLOW OR TWO.

UM, BUT I'M, I'M PRETTY CONFIDENT THAT WE DON'T HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO REMOVE SNOW BECAUSE IT'S, IT'S NOT VERY COMMON.

UM, BUT WHO KNOWS? DO YOU, UM, WHAT THE COST WOULD BE? I DON'T KNOW, BUT I, YOU KNOW, SORRY, I WAS JUST GOING TO RESPOND TO THIS SPECIFICALLY.

SO WE I'M TRYING TO REMEMBER WHAT THIS CONVERSATION WAS, BUT I HAVE HEARD A PRESENTATION MORE FROM THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT SPEAKING DIRECTLY ON THIS.

UM, AND I, I THINK IF WE WANT TO MAYBE PULL TRANSPORTATION INTO THIS CONVERSATION, MAYBE FOR A FUTURE AGENDA ITEM SPECIFICALLY ON THAT, THAT MIGHT BE, I KNOW THAT THEY WILL HAVE SOME RESPONSES, BUT,

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UH, WE WERE TALKING TO THEM, UH, TO POTENTIALLY COME TO ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION AND ASK THE SAME QUESTION QUEBEC I'D ALSO RECOMMEND PUBLIC WORKS BECAUSE THEY'RE THE ONES THAT WOULD ACTUALLY MAINTAIN THE ROADS.

MAYBE IT WAS PUBLIC WORKS AND NOT TRANSPORTATION, BUT YEAH, WE WE'VE BEEN IN SOME EXCHANGES IN EMAILS, UM, TO COME TO ENVIRONMENTAL.

THAT'S GREAT.

KATIE, I'LL FOLLOW UP WITH YOU ON THAT.

UM, FOR THE LAST, FOR OUR SPECIAL MEETING AND I WAS, I WAS HOPING TO, TO GET SOMEBODY TO SPEAK TO THAT, UM, I GUESS I WOULD SUGGEST THAT IN MY OPINION, SHOULD BE ADDED TO THE WEST TO HAVE SOME CAPABILITY HAVING NONE JUST SEEMS, UM, I DON'T KNOW, SEEMS LIKE WE'RE LIVING ON THE EDGE.

AGREED OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR PER MONTH.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION AND, AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS.

WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

AND FOR, YOU KNOW, BEFORE YOU GO MARK, UM, WE ARE GOING TO BE TAKEN UP, UH, AN ITEM TO MAKE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS.

UM, JUST WHAT, WHAT IS YOUR, UH, THOUGHT OR OPINION ON WHAT OF THESE ITEMS NEEDS SOME ADDITIONAL, UM, ATTENTION FROM THIS OR OTHER COMMISSIONS AND COUNCIL IN TERMS OF THE FUNDING? SO, UH, I'M NOT SURE IF I CAN ADD ANYTHING, IT'S OUR CHECK FUNCTION HERE, BUT I CAN, WE CAN GIVE YOU THE LINKS TO THE RESPONSE TO COUNCIL THAT WE PROVIDED, UM, AND RECOMMENDATIONS, WELL, OPTIONS I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN IS MORE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND FUNDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND AREAS THAT ARE MOST VULNERABLE TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENSURING THAT WE HAVE CONTINUOUS ONGOING ENGAGEMENT WITH THOSE COMMUNITIES.

I THINK THAT'S, UM, NUMBER TWO IN THE RECOMMENDATION.

SO WOULD THAT MAYBE BE SOMETHING LIKE, UH, LIKE THE, UH, CLIMATE AMBASSADORS, CORRECT.

GOD HAS GOT A PROGRAM CALLED THE COMMUNITY RESILIENCE NAVIGATORS, SO IT'S SIMILAR, JUST SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT.

UM, I THINK THAT COULD BE A GOOD MODEL AND THIS IS ZACK.

I SENT THE LINK TO THAT MEMO THAT HAS ALL THOSE DOLLAR AMOUNTS, UM, AFTER THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING TWO WEEKS AGO.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, LET'S, UH, LET'S MOVE ON TO OUR NEXT ITEM THEN.

THANK YOU, MARK.

[2b) Update on Austin Climate Equity Plan Implementation (Discussion and/or possible action) ]

UM, NEXT UP, WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE AUSTIN CLEMON EQUITY PLAN AND, UH, IMPLEMENTATION OF ADAM'S AND THE PLAN.

I THINK ZACH, YOU'RE DOING THAT, RIGHT? YES.

I'M DOING THAT, UM, CITY HALL WHERE YOU PULL UP THE POWERPOINT.

OKAY.

THIS IS A STATUS UPDATE AND A SUMMARY OF SOME WORK THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING TO KIND OF HIGHLIGHT, UH, SORT OF NEAR TERM FOCUS AREAS, UM, WITH THE CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN NEXT TIME.

OKAY.

THERE'S SOME RECENT EVENTS, UM, AND RESPONSE AND KIND OF THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON.

SO THE FIRST THING, UM, IS THAT WE'VE BEEN GIVEN THE DIRECTION FROM, UH, THE CITY MANAGER TO NOT BRING THE PLAN, THE COMMON EQUITY PLAN FOR ADOPTION.

UH, RIGHT NOW WE WERE INITIALLY PLANNING ACTUALLY FOR THE COUNCIL MEETING TOMORROW.

UM, BUT BECAUSE OF STATE LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AND BECAUSE OF, UM, SOME ONGOING SORT OF QUESTIONS, UH, RELATED TO, UH, NATURAL GAS, WE WERE SORT OF PUSHING THE ADOPTION DATE LIKELY OUT TO LIKE THE MAY JUNE TIMEFRAME.

UM, BUT WE WERE GIVEN THE DIRECTION FROM THE CITY MANAGER THAT WE SHOULD START TALKING TO DEPARTMENTS ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION AND GO AHEAD AND START SOME OF THIS PLANNING NOW, UM, WITH THE ASSUMPTION THAT, YOU KNOW, THE PLAN WILL EVENTUALLY GET ADOPTED.

ANOTHER THING, UM, THAT WE'VE RECEIVED IS, UM, A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT SORT OF NEGATIVE LETTERS, SORT OF ANTI CLIMATE HAVE COME IN, UM, FROM SOME ORGANIZATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC, BRINGING UP QUESTIONS OF AFFORDABILITY AND

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IMPLEMENTATION OF MOVING AWAY FROM NATURAL GAS.

SO THAT'S HAPPENED.

UM, IT'S BEEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH TEXAS GAS SERVICE AND WITH, UM, UH, LOBBYISTS THAT THEY'RE WORKING WITH.

UM, SO I'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT IN A SECOND.

AND THEN THE OTHER THING IS OBVIOUSLY THE WINTER STORM HAPPENED.

SO BASED ON THESE THINGS, WHAT ME AND MY TEAM HAVE BEEN DOING IS WE HAVE BEEN MEETING WITH, WE MET WITH OVER 15 DEPARTMENTS TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT BASED ON WHERE THEY ARE NOW, SORT OF, WHERE DOES EVERYTHING STAND? THAT'S IN THE PLAN AND WHAT'S IN MOTION AND WHAT'S NOT IN MOTION.

AND THE SECOND, YEAH, THERE, BASED ON THIS FEEDBACK FROM TEXAS GAS ARE SORT OF GEARING UP TO DO SOME KIND OF BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT, UM, TO PROBABLY HAVE SOME PRESENTATIONS, UH, POTENTIALLY WITH, UM, UM, OF THE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE IN TOWN, MAYBE SOME SPECIFIC BUSINESSES THAT HAS BEEN SORT OF BROUGHT FORWARD TO ENGAGE ON THIS, THE QUESTION OF GAS USAGE IN EXISTING BUILDINGS AND NEW BUILDINGS, UM, AND TALK ABOUT THE REALITY AND THE COST AND ALL THAT.

UH, THE NEXT THING IS THAT BASED ON THE, UH, THE STORM, WE RE-ENGAGED WITH SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS ADVISORY GROUP, AND HAVE NOW STARTED UP A CONVERSATION ON EXTREME WEATHER RESILIENCE AND, YOU KNOW, NOT AIMING TO LIKE TURN THE CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN INTO LIKE A FULL RESILIENCE PLAN, BUT WHERE THERE ARE INTERSECTIONS OF REDO THINGS THAT CAN REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND THINGS THAT CAN MAKE US MORE RESILIENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE, MAKE SURE THAT THOSE THINGS ARE IDENTIFIED AND LIKE BROUGHT UP IN THE PLAN.

SO THAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

AND THEN IN A FUTURE VERSION, THOSE SORT OF ITEMS WILL BE REFLECTED IN THERE.

UH, THE KIND OF THINGS THAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT ARE PASSIVE SURVIVABILITY, UM, YOU KNOW, AND THAT SORT OF GOES ALONG WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND BUILDING ENVELOPE AND BUILDINGS, WHICH REDUCES EMISSIONS AND ALSO WILL KEEP YOUR HOUSE WARM.

YOU KNOW, IF IT, IF THE ELECTRICITY GOES OUT, UM, OTHER THINGS LIKE, UM, ONSITE STORAGE FOR WATER BATTERIES, UH, STORAGE FOR SOLAR, THAT SORT OF THING.

SO THAT'S ALL GOOD.

UM, ANOTHER, UH, THE THING THAT WE'RE WORKING ON IS WE HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS, UH, FROM LOTS OF DEPARTMENTS AND THE PUBLIC SORT OF ALL AROUND ABOUT, UH, WHAT WERE THE, THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM CENTERING EQUITY IN THE CREATION OF THIS PLAN.

AND SO WE ARE NOW WORKING ON A WHITE PAPER, SORT OF SUMMARIZING SORT OF EVERYTHING THAT WE TRIED AND KIND OF WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DIDN'T WORK AND SORT OF TRYING TO, YOU KNOW, MAKE THAT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AND AVAILABLE TO OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY ORGANIZATION.

UM, A COMPANION PIECE TO THAT IS WE'RE ALSO WORKING ON, UH, TAKING OUR EQUITY TOOL, WHICH WAS KIND OF DONE IN POWERPOINT AND GOOGLE DOCS AND ALSO TURNING IT INTO LIKE A STANDALONE WHITE PAPER PIECE.

SO THOSE THINGS CAN BE SHARED WITH OTHERS AND SORT OF LIKE, UM, YOU KNOW, USE THAT AS, UM, GUIDANCE TO HELP OTHERS SORT OF GO DOWN THIS ROAD.

UM, AND THEN THE FINAL THING IS THAT WE ARE STILL, UH, TRYING TO FINALIZE THIS NEW DRAFT FINAL VERSION OF THE PLAN, AND IT WILL BE RELEASED SORT OF LIKE, UM, IN THE TIMELINE OF AIMING FOR, YOU KNOW, BRINGING THIS TO COUNCIL IN LATE MAY OR EARLY JUNE.

EXCELLENT.

SO JUST A REAL QUICK REMINDER OF WHAT'S IN THE CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN, AND I'M GOING TO SORT OF BREEZE OVER THIS IS THAT THERE WERE FOUR CROSS CUTTING STRATEGY STRATEGIES THAT WERE BROUGHT FORWARD AT THE TOP 17 QUANTITATIVE GOALS, AND THEN 74 INDIVIDUAL STRATEGIES, THE 74 STRATEGIES.

THOSE ARE THE SORT OF LIKE THE PROJECTS THAT THINGS TO GET DONE, THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO ACTUALLY BE IMPLEMENTED.

SO WHEN WE TOOK THIS LOOK AT IMPLEMENTATION, WE REALLY FOCUSED ON THOSE 74 STRATEGIES.

EXCELLENT.

SO WHAT IT, WE DO.

SO ME AND MY TEAM WENT BACK TO ALL OF THE DEPARTMENTS THAT WERE CALLED OUT NAMED CONNECTED TO ALL OF THOSE 74 STRATEGIES AND HAD DETAILED CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THEM WITH THEM ABOUT EACH ONE OF THE STRATEGIES AND TRIED TO UNDERSTAND WHERE IS, WHERE ARE THESE INITIATIVES? HOW FAR IS THIS ALONG? IS IT STARTED AS A, NOT STARTED AS A DREAM.

THIS IS GOING TO BE SUPER HARD AS THIS NEED LOTS OF MONEY.

LIKE WE JUST TRIED TO SORT OF GET THE LANDSCAPE ON WHERE IS EVERYTHING.

SO WE BUILD OUT A BIG SPREADSHEET THAT HAS ALL THAT INFORMATION.

AND THEN WHAT WE DID WAS SORTED THOSE 74 STRATEGIES INTO THREE CATEGORIES.

SO THE FIRST STRATEGY THIS FIRST CATEGORY IS THE ONE THAT I'VE SORT OF BROUGHT FORWARD TODAY, WHICH IS THE SHORT LIST OF THINGS THAT ARE READY TO GO RIGHT NOW.

LIKE THERE ARE EITHER, UM, DOABLE OR THEY'RE TO SOME WAY STARTED.

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UM, IF JUST THERE WERE MORE RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT THE, YOU KNOW, AT THE BUDGET LEVEL FOR EITHER STAFF OR FUNDING, UM, THAT THEY COULD GET OFF THE GROUND AND GET STARTED LIKE IMMEDIATELY.

SO THE FOCUS THERE WAS IN, IN THE REAL, LIKE HOW WE PICKED THOSE THINGS WERE FIRST THING WAS JUST EASE OF IMPLEMENTATION.

IF YOU HAD MONEY, YOU COULD DO IT.

AND THEN THE SECOND THING WAS, UH, THE HIGH LIKELIHOOD OF IMMEDIATE, IMMEDIATE AND DIRECT EQUITY BENEFITS BEING CREATED.

UM, YOU KNOW, THE, THE FOCUS OF THE PLAN ALL ALONG HAS BEEN EQUITY.

SO WE REALLY JUST TRIED TO MAKE SURE, AND THERE WERE, THERE WERE QUESTIONS WITH OUR STEERING COMMITTEE KIND OF ALL ALONG THE PROCESS OF IF WE START PRIORITIZING COST-EFFECTIVENESS OR PRIORITIZING LIKE SCALE OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS THAT WE MIGHT GET AWAY FROM, UH, FOCUSING ON EQUITY.

SO WE JUST DECIDED THAT WE WERE ONLY GOING TO BRING THINGS FORWARD IN THE SHORTLIST OF, YOU KNOW, SORT OF LIKE IMMEDIATE EQUITY BENEFIT.

THEN THE OTHER TWO CATEGORIES, WHICH WILL BE USEFUL IN THE COMING MONTHS WERE PROJECTS THAT ARE CAPITAL INTENSIVE, THAT ARE GOING TO REQUIRE LIKE LARGE AMOUNTS OF FUNDING TO BUY THINGS, PIECES OF EQUIPMENT, UM, TO REALLY LIKE CREATE SOMETHING THAT WILL, UM, END UP CREATING GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTIONS IN THE FUTURE.

SO IN THE THOUGHT WITH THOSE CAPITAL INTENSIVE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO, YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY SOME FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE BILL OR SOMETHING RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE, WHERE THERE MIGHT BE ACTUALLY LIKE, UH, LARGER CHUNKS OF FUNDING.

UM, YOU KNOW, AS WAS DONE WITH THE ERA PROGRAM BACK IN 2009, IF SOMETHING COMES ALONG LIKE THAT, HAVING CAPITAL INTENSIVE PROJECTS THAT LIKE CAN USE LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY QUICKLY TO GET SOMETHING BIG IMPLEMENTED HAVING THAT LIST IS IMPORTANT.

SO THERE'S A LIST OF THOSE.

UM, AND THEN THE LAST, THE LAST SECTION IS COMPLEX PROJECTS, WHICH ARE NEW AND DIFFERENT AND, UM, JUST COULDN'T BE IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY.

SO THOSE ARE GOING TO NEED A MUCH MORE DETAILED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN, WHICH WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND SORT OF GET INTO IN THE COMING YEAR.

AND LAST THING ON THESE IS THAT, YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU ALL OF THESE STRATEGIES STRAIGHT OUT OF A PLAN.

WE DID NOT DEVELOP DETAILED COST ESTIMATES ON ANY SINGLE ONE OF THESE.

UM, WE JUST DIDN'T HAVE THE TIME TO DO IT.

THE DEPARTMENTS DIDN'T HAVE THE TIME TO DO IT.

SO WHEN YOU ALL ARE THINKING ABOUT BUDGET AND WHAT YOU SORT OF WANT TO SUPPORT AND RECOMMEND IN YOUR BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS, YOU'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE PROJECTS.

UM, YOU KNOW, THERE COULD BE SOME UP THAT WE COULD DO, LIKE AFTER THIS MEETING.

UM, BUT I THINK IT WOULD JUST HAVE TO BE MORE GENERAL LIKE SUPPORT XYZ PROGRAM, UM, IN A KIND OF GENERAL.

EXCELLENT.

SO THIS IS THE BREAKDOWN OF, UH, THE 74 STRATEGIES.

UM, HALF OF THEM 37 OF THEM WERE IN THE MORE COMPLEX, FURTHER OUT CATEGORY.

16 OF THEM WERE CAPITAL INTENSIVE.

AND THEN THERE WERE 21, WHICH WERE THE THINGS THAT IF WE HAD MONEY, IF WE HAD FUNDING, IF YOU HAD A PERSON THAT YOU COULD ACTUALLY GET THIS THING OFF THE GROUND RIGHT NOW.

EXCELLENT.

SO ON THE NEXT FIVE SLIDES ARE ESSENTIALLY JUST THOSE 21 PROJECTS LISTED OUT.

SO, AND THEY ARE DONE BY THE CATEGORY IN THE PLAN.

SO WITH SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS, THESE ARE THE FIVE STRATEGIES THAT WE, THAT WE PULLED OUT THAT ESSENTIALLY LIKE, COULD GET GOING IMMEDIATELY.

SO, UM, I'M NOT GOING TO READ THROUGH ALL OF THESE IN DETAIL.

I SENT YOU THIS ALL YESTERDAY.

UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU ALL SHOULD PROBABLY JUST BE THINKING ABOUT, UM, LIKE, WHICH ONE OF THESE ARE OF MOST INTEREST TO YOU, WHICH ONE OF THESE, YOU KNOW, BASED ON YOUR KNOWLEDGE, DO YOU THINK LIKE COULD GET TRACTION QUICKLY AND GET OFF THE GROUND? UM, YOU'LL NOTICE WE PULLED OUT, UM, YOU KNOW, IN THINKING ABOUT EQUITY AND SCREENING FOR EQUITY, WE PULLED OUT, UM, MOST OF THE PROJECTS ACROSS ALL OF THE CATEGORIES, UM, IT FOCUSED ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

SO, UM, WE KNOW THAT THAT'S A REALLY IMPORTANT, UM, THING TO BE FOCUSING FOR ON, FOR EQUITY THING OF YOU FOCUSING ON FOR, YOU KNOW, UH, REBOUNDING THE ECONOMY AND COVID, UM, AS WELL AS THE CO THE NEXT PRESENTATION THAT YOU'RE GONNA HEAR ON THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS.

SO THAT'S JUST THE THING TO KEEP IN MIND.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THE THIRD ONE HERE IS, UM, EQUITABLE WORKFORCE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT, UH, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING FOR EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES.

UH, SO NEXT SLIDE, UH, THESE ARE THE TRANSPORTATION AND LANIUS PROJECTS THAT WERE BROUGHT FORWARD.

THERE ARE THREE OF THEM HERE.

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UM, SO MOSTLY AROUND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

AND THEN THE LAST ONE IS AROUND BIKES AND BIKE TRAINING.

UH, THE THIRD ONE, THIS IS TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION.

UM, THIS TOP ONE, UM, IS AN IMPORTANT ONE.

THIS WAS SORT OF LIKE THE FIRST STRATEGY THAT WAS COMING UP IN THIS, UM, IN THIS SECTION, UH, FOCUSING ON AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT, AND REALLY STARTING TO UNPACK, UH, THE ISSUES OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE AND EQUITY AND HOW IT ALL INTERSECTS IN OUR CITY NEXT LINE, UH, NATURAL SYSTEMS. UM, YOU CAN SEE THERE'S, UH, SIX HERE, UM, NUMEROUS THINGS RELATED TO TREE PLANNING, FARMERS, UH, REGENERATIVE, AGRICULTURE.

UM, YOU WERE AS THINGS HERE THAT COULD GET GOING, AND THERE'S DEFINITELY MOTIVATION, UM, IN DEPARTMENTS TO FOCUS ON THESE AND LOTS.

THE LAST ONE, UM, IN THE CONSUMPTION SECTION, SO CONSUMPTION REMEMBER IS FOCUSED ON FOOD, INSTITUTIONAL, PURCHASING, CIRCULAR ECONOMY, THOSE SORT OF THINGS.

UM, THE TOP ONE WAS SORT OF THIS, THIS RECOMMENDATION THAT'S BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME ABOUT COMMUNITY DRIVEN TOOLS AND ENGAGEMENT RELATED TO AFFORDABLE PRO CLIMATE, PROHEALTH FOOD, UM, NUMEROUS THINGS CONNECTED HERE TO CIRCULAR ECONOMY.

I THINK THE TOPIC OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND JOB TRAINING AND FIXING THINGS AND LOCAL JOBS AND REUSE THOSE THINGS ARE, ARE AGAIN, SORT OF IMMEDIATELY APPLICABLE TO OUR SITUATION WITH COVID AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY, ET CETERA.

SO NEXT SLIDE.

SO, UM, AS I SAID, UH, WE ARE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW, LIKE, WHAT IS THIS BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT GOING TO LOOK LIKE, UM, IN CONNECTION TO GAS AND HAVING THIS CONVERSATION ABOUT, UM, GAS, CONNECTIONS IN BUILDINGS, HOMES, COMMERCIAL, UM, ALL OF THAT GOING FORWARD.

SO WE'RE GONNA BE HAVING THAT CONVERSATION.

UM, IN THE COMING MONTHS, WE NEED TO, YOU KNOW, WE HAD ENGAGED WITH ALL OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS LAST FALL AROUND THE CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN.

NOW A LOT HAS HAPPENED IN A LOT OF TIME HAS HAPPENED.

UM, A LOT OF TIMES GOING BY A LOT OF THINGS HAVE HAPPENED.

SO WE'RE GOING TO RE-ENGAGE WITH ALL THE COUNCIL MEMBERS IN THE COMING MONTHS.

AND I KNOW THE STEERING COMMITTEE IS GOING TO BE, UM, PART OF THAT PROCESS.

AND WE ALSO HAVE TWO NEW MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL THAT HAVE NOT BEEN BRIEFED ON THIS PLAN, AND WE HAVE NOT TALKED TO THEM.

SO THAT'S GOING TO BE AN IMPORTANT CONVERSATION.

AND THEN FINALLY WE'RE AIMING FOR, UH, HOPEFULLY THE DRAFT FINAL PLAN RELEASED IN MAY, YOU KNOW, DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENS, UM, WITH THE STATE LEGISLATURE AND SORT OF WHERE THINGS STAND WITH, UM, WITH, YOU KNOW, ALL THE BILLS THAT ARE RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE THAT ARE FLOATING AROUND RIGHT NOW, UH, WITH THE LEGISLATURE.

UM, AND THEN AT THAT POINT WE WILL FINALIZE THESE COUNSELING COMMITTEE COMMIT COUNT THESE COUNCIL COMMITTEE PRESENTATIONS, AND, UH, BRING THAT RCA, UH, TO CITY COUNCIL TO ADOPT THE