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[00:00:04]

I CALL THE BUILDING

[CALL TO ORDER]

AND STANDARDS COMMISSION TO MEET, MEETING TO ORDER FOR MARCH 24TH, 2021.

LET THE RECORD REFLECT THAT THE TIME IS 6:33 PM.

MY NAME IS ANDREA FREIBURGER.

I AM CHAIR OF THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION.

UM, I'M ABOUT TO CALL ROLL, UH, AND I MENTIONED THIS BRIEFLY BEFORE, BUT, UM, WE DO HAVE A REQUEST THAT ALL COMMISSIONERS KEEP YOUR VIDEO ON SO THAT WE ALWAYS HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT.

OBVIOUSLY, IF YOU NEED TO STEP AWAY FOR A MINUTE, AS LONG AS SO LONG AS WE HAVE A QUORUM THAT'S OKAY.

BUT, UM, PLEASE DO KEEP YOUR VIDEO ON.

SO AT THIS TIME I WILL CALL, ROLL AND ASK FOR THE COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT TONIGHT.

PLEASE SIGNIFY THAT YOU ARE HERE.

SO, UH, STARTING WITH MYSELF, ANDREA FREIBERGER.

I AM HERE.

UH, DO WE HAVE PABLO ABILA? I DON'T SEE HIM YET.

UM, SHADAE OGUN BODHI.

NOT YET.

UH, WORDY THOMPSON.

HE IS THERE.

GREAT.

GLAD YOU'RE WITH US, JOHN GREEN.

GO AHEAD.

THERE'LL BE PLENTY OF TIME TO TALK LATER.

OKAY.

UH, JOHN GREEN.

GREAT.

ELIZABETH MUELLER HERE.

EXCELLENT.

JAMES .

I DON'T SEE JAMES YET.

UH, TIMOTHY STOW STAT, UM, HERE, UM, HERE.

EXCELLENT.

OKAY, GREAT.

EDGAR HERRERA.

YES, I'M HERE.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

LIKEWISE.

GLAD YOU'RE HERE.

UH, NATALIA SAID YOU'RE GREAT.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

AND DO WE HAVE A FIRE CHIEF TOM VOKEY WITH US THIS EVENING? YES, I'M HERE.

EXCELLENT.

OKAY.

AND, UM, IF AT ANY TIME YOU ARE, UM, PROVIDING INSIGHT ON THE CASES OR TESTIFYING, PLEASE, YOU KNOW, LET YOUR VIDEO ROLL TOO.

IF YOU HAVE THE CAPABILITY.

AND DO WE HAVE, I KNOW MELANIE IS HERE, MELANIE, IF YOU COULD IDENTIFY YOURSELF, MELANIE ALLEN.

YES.

HI, THIS IS MELANIE ALLIE.

I'M HERE.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

SO BEFORE THE CASES ARE CALLED, THE COMMISSION WILL ENTERTAIN CITIZEN COMMUNICATION ON ITEMS THAT ARE NOT ON TONIGHT'S AGENDA.

AND IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, DO WE HAVE ANY CITIZEN COMMUNICATION OR IS EVERYTHING ON THE AGENDA? WE DO HAVE CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

I'M SORRY.

WE HAVE ABOUT EIGHT PEOPLE I BELIEVE SIGNED UP FOR CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

OKAY.

I'M SORRY.

I WAS CONFUSED.

OKAY.

BUT WE DON'T HAVE, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENT.

THAT'S OKAY.

ON THE ACTUAL AGENDA ITEMS, BUT YOU DO HAVE CITIZENS' COMMUNICATION.

OKAY, GREAT.

OKAY.

DURING CITIZEN COMMUNICATION, UH, EACH SPEAKER WILL BE ALLOTTED THREE MINUTES OR SIX MINUTES FOR ANYONE REQUIRING INTERPRETATION SERVICES.

ALSO PRIOR TO THE CASES BEING CALLED THE COMMISSION WILL HEAR PUBLIC COMMENT FROM INTERESTED PARTIES REGARDING ITEMS THAT ARE ON TONIGHT'S AGENDA, BUT I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENT.

TONIGHT.

TONIGHT, THE COMMISSION WILL CONDUCT A HEARING FOR EACH CASE ON THE AGENDA.

THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER FIVE CASES FROM FIVE PROPERTIES.

THE CASES WILL BE CONSIDERED IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY APPEAR ON THE AGENDA.

WHEREVER THE COMMISSION MAY TAKE A CASE OUT OF ORDER, IF IT IS APPROPRIATE, ALL ATTENDEES AT THIS HEARING ARE REQUIRED TO OBSERVE APPROPRIATE DECORUM AND CIVILITY.

SO AS NOT TO IMPAIR THE COMMISSION'S ABILITY TO CONDUCT BUSINESS AND TONIGHT, OF COURSE, BECAUSE WE'RE VIRTUAL, I WOULD ADD THAT IT'S, IT'S REALLY CRITICAL FOR EVERYONE TO MUTE THEIR MICROPHONE UNLESS THEY WERE ABOUT TO PRESENT OR GIVE TESTIMONY.

THE COMMISSION'S COORDINATOR, MELANIE ALLIE WE'LL CALL EACH CASE ON THE AGENDA, FOLLOWED BY TESTIMONY.

AUSTIN CODE STAFF WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

WHEN EACH AGENDA ITEM IS CALLED, I WILL ASK IF THE OWNER AND OR REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PROPERTY IS PRESENT.

AT WHICH TIME PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE PRESENT FOR YOUR CASE AFTER EACH CITY, WITNESS TESTIFIES YOU OR YOUR REPRESENTATIVE MAY ASK THE WITNESSES.

ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR TESTIMONY AFTER THE CITY HAS PRESENTED ITS EVIDENCE AND WITNESSES.

YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT YOUR WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE.

YOU WILL HAVE A TOTAL OF FIVE MINUTES TO PRESENT YOUR CASE.

WHEN THE TIMER INDICATES THAT YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED, YOU MUST FINISH YOUR SENTENCE AND CONCLUDE YOUR PRESENTATION.

AND WE'LL OUR DESIGNATED TIMEKEEPER THIS EVENING.

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF.

[00:05:04]

HELLO.

THIS IS NATHAN CTM OVER AT CITY HALL.

GREAT.

THANK YOU, NATHAN.

SO AFTER YOU'VE PRESENTED YOUR WITNESSES, AUSTIN CODE STAFF MAY ASK YOUR WITNESSES QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR TESTIMONY AFTER YOU AND THE CITY HAVE PRESENTED EVIDENCE AND WITNESSES.

THE COMMISSION MAY ASK QUESTIONS OF EITHER SIDE, BOTH SIDES, AND THE COMMISSION MAY ASK QUESTIONS OF ANY ADDITIONAL WITNESSES.

SO AFTER ALL OF THE EVIDENCE AND TESTIMONY IS CONCLUDED, THE COMMISSION WILL DISCUSS THE CASE AND VOTE ON A DECISION.

THE COMMISSION'S DECISION WILL BE ANNOUNCED TONIGHT, AND A COPY OF THE DECISION WILL BE MAILED TO YOU.

A DECISION OF THE COMMISSION IS FINAL AND BINDING UNLESS APPEALED TO DISTRICT COURT WITHIN 30 DAYS AS PROVIDED IN THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROCEDURE, PLEASE ASK YOUR QUESTIONS.

WHEN YOUR CASE IS CALLED, WITNESSES WILL TESTIFY UNDER OATH.

SO ANY PERSON THAT WANTS TO PRESENT TESTIMONY IN ANY CASE BEFORE THE COMMISSION, PLEASE STAND AND RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND SO THAT YOU MAY BE SWORN IN AND TONIGHT, BECAUSE THIS IS A VIRTUAL HEARING, I WILL READ OUT THE OATH AND AFTERWARDS I WILL ASK YOU TO SPEAK UP ONLY IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH IT.

DO EACH OF YOU SWEAR OR AFFIRM THAT THE TESTIMONY YOU WILL PROVIDE THIS EVENING IS THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.

IF SO, PLEASE SIGNIFY BY SAYING I DO, OR IN THIS CASE, IF ANYONE OBJECTS TO THIS OATH, PLEASE UNMUTE YOURSELF AND JUST STATE.

SO NOW, OKAY.

IF THERE IS NOTHING FURTHER, WE WILL PROCEED TO CITIZEN COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC COMMENT CHAIR.

COULD WE GO AHEAD AND UH,

[APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

ADMIT THE MINUTES? OKAY.

YES.

THAT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA.

OKAY.

SO WE SHOULD ALL HAVE A COPY OF THE, OR ACCESS TO THE MINUTES FROM THE FEBRUARY 24TH, 2021 REGULAR MEETING.

WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION? MOTION TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES? OKAY.

IS THERE A SECOND 40 SECONDS? OKAY, GREAT.

ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS, COMMISSION MINUTES FOR THE FEBRUARY 24TH, 2021 REGULAR MEETING.

UM, PLEASE SAY I ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M GOING TO CALL A ROLL CALL ON THIS BECAUSE I KNOW WE HAD SOME PEOPLE WHO PROBABLY GOING TO ABSTAIN.

UM, SO ANDREA FRYBERGER AYE.

PABLO ABILA I DON'T BELIEVE IS WITH US YET.

SHADAE IS NOT WITH US YET.

WORDY THOMPSON.

YES.

THANK YOU, JOHN GREEN.

THANK YOU, ELIZABETH MUELLER.

I THANK YOU.

UH, JAMES JAMES.

YOU ARE WITH US NOW? YES, WE CAN.

THANK YOU.

UH, WE ARE VOTING TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM LAST MONTH.

DO BOAT HIRE DAY.

HI.

THANK YOU, EDGAR FERRERA.

I WAS, I MISSED A MEETING.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, NATALIA SHEDDING.

I LOVE THAT PASS.

I HOPE.

NOPE.

OH, I'M SORRY.

TIMOTHY'S STAB.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

THANKS.

I WASN'T COUNTING.

I WAS BUSY CALLING NAMES, BUT I BELIEVE WE HAD ENOUGH TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

OKAY.

SO WE WILL MOVE TO CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

[CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

UH, MS. ELLIE, WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO CALL THE SPEAKERS OR, UM, HOW SHALL WE PROCEED? RIGHT? I CAN, UH, TIFFANY WASHINGTON, ARE YOU ON THE LINE? EXCUSE ME.

I DON'T.

I BELIEVE TIFFANY WASHINGTON IS ON THE LINE.

OLIVIA, OVER TURF.

I'M HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

YES.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND PROCEED? YES, PLEASE.

UM, GOOD EVENING.

I'M HERE TODAY.

I'M SORRY.

MY NAME IS OLIVIA OVERTURN.

[00:10:01]

I LIVE IN DISTRICT TWO.

I'M HERE TODAY TO TALK ABOUT THE HORRIFIC SITUATION AT THE MOUNT CARMEL APARTMENTS IN EAST AUSTIN, DISTRICT ONE, HOPEFULLY YOU ALL ARE AWARE THAT THE RESIDENTS ARE BEING RELOCATED RAPIDLY TO MOTEL ROOMS WHILE CREWS REPAIR GAS LEAK.

THAT STARTED FIVE WEEKS AGO, BESIDES THE AWFUL NATURE OF THE WAY THE DISTRICT'S LEADERSHIP HAS HANDLED THIS SITUATION.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THE CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICERS INVOLVED WITH THIS CASE HAVE RECEIVED ANY SPECIFIC TRAINING IN DEALING WITH THE CITIZENS WHO ARE FACING RAPID DISPLACEMENT DUE TO SOMETHING AS SERIOUS AS A GAS LEAK.

FURTHERMORE, I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY CONCERNS OF HOW THE CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICERS SPOKE TO THE RESIDENTS THEMSELVES, THE OVERALL TONE, LACK OF COMPASSION AND LACK OF SENSE OF URGENCY FURTHER CAUSE TRAUMA TO MANY OF THE RESIDENTS WHO ALREADY FELT HELPLESS AT THE ENTIRETY OF THE SITUATION.

CAN WE PLEASE CONFIRM THAT ALL CODE OFFICERS ARE TRAINED IN CULTURAL SENSITIVITY, CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION? CAN WE PLEASE IDENTIFY ANY WAY THAT IF SOMETHING AS SERIOUS AS A GAS LEAK OCCURS THAT THERE'S A DAILY FOLLOW-UP BY A CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WITH SPECIAL CARE TO RAPIDLY RESPOND TO RESIDENTS, ONSITE COMPLAINTS, THE LACK OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND RESIDENTS IN THE CITY WHO FILED THEIR COMPLAINTS IS UNACCEPTABLE.

AND WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB OF NAVIGATING THESE SITUATIONS IN THE FUTURE.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. OVERTURN.

OKAY.

CHAIR.

THE NEXT PERSON WOULD BE CHIVAS WATSON, WHO IS ALSO CALLED CALLING IN TO SPEAK ABOUT MOUNT CARMEL VILLAGE APARTMENTS.

OKAY.

UH, CAN YOU ALL HEAR ME CLEARLY? YES WE CAN.

AND IF YOU COULD PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD ALSO.

ABSOLUTELY.

I'M CHEVYS WATSON RESIDENT OF DISTRICT ONE AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNER IN DISTRICT 10.

THIS COMMISSION I'D SAY IT'S ON THE WEBSITE IS ESTABLISHED TO HEAR CASES CONCERNING ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF THE CITY'S HOUSING AND DANGEROUS BUILDING REGULATIONS, COMMON COLD VIOLATIONS LISTED WITHIN THE COMMISSION SITE PAGE OFF DANGEROUS STRUCTURES, MEANING DANGEROUS STRUCTURES MUST BE MADE SAFE WITH DEMOLISHED HOUSING IN SUBSTANDARD CONDITION.

LANDLORDS ARE OBLIGATED TO MAINTAIN THEIR RENTAL PROPERTY TO THE MINIMUM STANDARDS SET BY THE UNIFORM HOUSING CODE AND DANGEROUS BUILDING CODE EXAMPLE OF VIOLATIONS, INCLUDING HEATING PROBLEMS, PLUMBING PROBLEMS, ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS, LACK OF WEATHER PROTECTION AND STRUCTURAL HAZARDS.

AS A CITY WORKS ACADEMY, GRADUATE OF 2018, I'M HERE TO DISCUSS WHAT'S GOING ON AT MOUNT CARMEL VILLAGE TODAY WITH RESIDENTS AND OTHER ORGANIZERS.

THE MACHETE IN HIS ATTIRE THING IS THAT REQUALIFYING APPLICATION PROCESSES AND NEW DEPOSITS ARE UNATTAINABLE WHEN COMPARED TO PAST YEARS AND EVEN PAST DECISIONS MADE BY LOCAL LEADERSHIP, ALSO, UH, COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS, AND THOSE DISGUISING THEMSELVES AS MAYOR THIS AND REPRESENTATIVE THAT ALL RESULTING FROM CHRONOLOGICAL NEGLIGENCE TO THIS HAKA IN HUD OBSERVED PROPERTY.

HOW COULD THIS COMMISSION BE DISCUSSING ANYTHING ELSE? WHO'S THE BLIND FOR THIS WHO ON THIS COMMISSION HAS KNOWN ABOUT THE LACK OF MAINTENANCE AND CODE COMPLIANCE AND EUREKA HOLDING.

AND THIS WHICH SO MANY HAVE COME TO LEARN OF IS DISPLACEMENT ON THE GROUNDS OF PURE NEGLIGENCE, STEVE SPENCER, AND DEFINITELY NATASHA HAVE NEVER VOTED ADVOCATED AGAINST THE DEVELOPERS THAT WE KNOW IN EAST AUSTIN IS GENTRIFICATION CHECK THEIR RECORDS IF YOU, IF YOU LIKE.

SO AS THEY WORKED IN ABSOLUTELY VOTED FOR THIS PLACEMENT, THEN THEY'VE ALSO AGREED TO PURE NEGLIGENCE AND THAT ALIGNS WITH THE CODE VIOLATIONS.

DO YOU NOT ALL CARE THAT A HUNDRED UNITS ARE WITHOUT GAS AFTER 32 DAYS, AND NOW WE'RE BEING DISPLACED AND DON'T HAVE ANYWHERE TO GO.

AS OF NOW, EVERY ITEM, EVERY WORK GROUP SESSION, AND EVERY MEETING WITHIN THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND INSIDE OF ANY COUNTY FACILITY SHOULD BE ABOUT WHO THIS HAS HAPPENED TO AND HOW THIS SHOULD NEVER AGAIN HAPPEN WITH CITY OBSERVATION WITH ANY CITY INVOLVEMENT, THESE RESIDENTS THAT HAVEN'T MOVE OUT OF THEIR HOMES ON A WEDNESDAY DURING THE WORKWEEK WHO ON THIS COMMISSION HAS THAT EXPERIENCE WITHOUT A CLEAR PLACE TO GO AGAIN.

MAY I REMIND YOU ALL DUE TO CODE VIOLATIONS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN TAKEN SERIOUSLY? SO AGAIN, I ASKED WHAT ARE, Y'ALL REALLY SPEAKING ABOUT? WHAT OTHER, WHAT OTHER BUILDINGS ARE YOU CLEARLY NEGLECTING AND NOT SETTING ANY ETHICAL STANDARDS WHATSOEVER, FORGET PHYSICAL STANDARDS, ETHICAL STANDARDS.

HOW CAN WE FIGHT FOR EQUITY AND INCLUSION? WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE INCLUDED IN TODAY'S MEETING? IF WE HADN'T BEEN HERE FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION, NOBODY WOULD SPEAK.

SO AGAIN, I'D LIKE FOR YOU ALL, WHEN YOU'RE DONE JUST A REFOCUS ON MOUNT CARMEL VILLAGE, I KNOW YOU HAVE OTHER AGENDA ITEMS AND THERE'S MORE THAN THERE'S MORE ON THE TABLE THAN JUST EAST AUSTIN.

I DO UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT WE NEED, WE NEED SOME HELP HERE.

PEOPLE ARE IN OR IN GRAVE CONDITION EMOTIONALLY, SPIRITUALLY, ALL BECAUSE OF A LACK OF COLD COMPLIANCE.

THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

I HOPE I'VE MADE MY POINT CLEAR.

THANK

[00:15:01]

YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. WATSON.

UM, AS, AS I'M SURE, YOU KNOW, WE ARE NOT POSTED FOR ACTION RIGHT NOW, BUT WE WILL TAKE THIS UP AT THE END OF THE MEETING WHEN WE DISCUSS FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. AND I APPRECIATE YOU COMING TO SPEAK TONIGHT.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

THANK YOU.

YES.

IS THAT COMMISSIONER STILL STEAD? IT IS.

UH, CAN WE ASK MR. WATSON TO REMAIN, UM, IF THERE'S A PARTICULAR PROPERTY OR PARTICULAR ADDRESS THAT, THAT, THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO, UM, UH, TO ASK US TO PLACE ON THE AGENDA FOR FUTURE ACTION? I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT TO THE EXTENT THAT THE ISSUES HE IS RAISING DO FALL WITHIN, UH, THE AMBIT OF OUR, UM, OF OUR MANDATE, THAT, THAT WE'RE, UM, THAT WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO, TO ADD THAT FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION, UM, OR, OR ALTERNATIVELY, SO HE DOESN'T HAVE TO REMAIN ON THE PHONE.

UH, IF YOU COULD GIVE US MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION.

NOW, IF WE COULD ASK HIM TO DO THAT SO THAT WE, WE HAVE THAT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE AND FOR DISCUSSION, UM, THAT THEY COULD, UH, WHEN, WHEN WE REACH, UM, FUTURE ACTION LATER THIS EVENING.

THANKS.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

THANK YOU, MANAGER.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

STILL STUD.

SO WE DO KNOW THE PROPERTY IS THE MOUNT CARMEL VILLAGE APARTMENTS.

UM, SO WE, YOU KNOW, WE CAN GET AN ADDRESS.

ANYTHING ELSE WE NEED? UM, MR. WATSON, WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO STICK AROUND UNTIL THE END OF THE MEETING OR, OH, WELL, I DON'T, I DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM HERE IN MY OFFICE.

I DO BELIEVE THE, UM, THE ADDRESS IS 1,204 NEW YORK AVENUE.

OKAY.

I MIGHT BE INACCURATE, BUT IT IS, IT IS LOCATED ON 12TH STREET BETWEEN, UH, WHERE PLEASANT VALLEY TURNS INTO HARGRAVE AND NEW YORK AVENUE.

UM, I THINK IT IS 12.

I THINK IT IS 1204 NEW YORK, 2,504.

I'M SO SORRY.

25 OH FOUR NEW YORK AVENUE.

JUST WANT TO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. WATSON.

THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR AND CHAIR.

THIS IS BRANDON CARR ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY, UM, BECAUSE WE'RE NOT POSTED TO DISCUSS THIS ITEM.

THE MOST WE COULD DO IS DISCUSS PUTTING IT ON A FUTURE AGENDA AT THIS POINT.

UM, SO I DON'T KNOW THAT THE CITIZEN WOULD HAVE ANYTHING ELSE THAT WE COULD REALLY DELVE INTO WITHOUT THIS ITEM BEING POSTED ON THE AGENDA.

SO JUST FYI.

OKAY, UNDERSTOOD.

UM, DID YOU CATCH THAT MR. WATSON AT THE END OF OUR MEETINGS, WE CAN PUT IT ON A FUTURE AGENDA ITEM, WHETHER THAT'S A REPORT FROM CODE, UM, IF UNLESS CODE BRINGS A CASE FOR IT ALL, UM, REALLY YOUR PURVIEW WOULD BE JUST TO GET A REPORT FROM CODE IF I COULD.

AND I DON'T MEAN TO INTERRUPT ANY PROCESS.

UM, THOSE OF US ON THE CALL, OLIVIA AND MYSELF, WE'D LIKE, UH, SOME, SOME KIND OF COLLABORATION IN FINDING ANY, UH, PUBLIC INFORMATION OR PUBLIC RECORDS WHERE THERE MAY HAVE BEEN MAINTENANCE REPORTS.

THIS PROPERTY, UH, MOUNT CARMEL VILLAGE HAS, HAS CHANGED, UH, CHANGED HANDS PERHAPS FOUR TIMES IN THE LAST DECADE OR THE LAST 15 YEARS.

UM, THE RESIDENTS THAT WE'RE ALIGNING DIRECTLY WITH HAVE EVEN IDENTIFIED THE NAMES OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS, THE PROPERTY MANAGER THAT THEY HAVE ON SITE RIGHT NOW, CLIENTS, SHE DOESN'T KNOW, UH, HOW TO TAKE A LEFT OR RIGHT TURN ON THE HIGHWAY BECAUSE SHE'S NEW TO HER.

BUT EVEN IF SHE'S NEW TO HUD, I'M SAYING, DID HER PREDECESSOR NOT LEAVE ANY REPORTS, ANY CHRONOLOGICAL REPORTS ON THE GAS PIPES? I CAN RECALL JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, THE, THE, UH, THE GRASS COULDN'T EVEN BE MAINTAINED.

SO THERE'S OBVIOUSLY GOTTA BE A HISTORICAL CONTEXT, UH, IN REGARD TO MOUNT CARMEL AND OLIVIA, AND I WOULD LIKE SOME COLLABORATION FROM THE COMMISSION ON WHAT HAS THAT LOOKED LIKE BEFORE NATASHA HARPER MADISON WAS A COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE WHEN OR HOUSTON WAS COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE BEFORE STEVE WAS MAYOR, EVEN WHEN CHERYL COLE WAS STILL ON THE COUNCIL, EIGHT TO NINE YEARS AGO, WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH CODE BECAUSE I, I SAT AT HOMELAND SECURITY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND MET THE DOCTOR IF I MAY, IF I MAY, IF I MAY INTERJECT, UM, I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERN, BUT WE'RE NOT POSTED TO DISCUSS THIS ITEM, UM, FOR THE CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS.

IT'S ONLY THREE MINUTES.

WE CAN'T GO TOO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, NONETHELESS, FOR, UH, FOR CONSIDERING SURE.

YOU'RE WELCOME TO SUBMIT A PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUEST THAT CAN PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION.

UM, THE COMMISSION CAN ALSO REQUEST THAT IN THE REPORT THAT COMES BACK NEXT, UH, AT THE NEXT MEETING, IF THEY WANT TO, BUT WE CAN'T DISCUSS THIS ITEM TOO MUCH FURTHER.

[00:20:01]

OKAY.

THANK YOU, MR. CURT, AND THANK YOU AGAIN, MR. WATSON, AND DO KNOW THAT WE DID HEAR YOU, SO WE WILL TAKE IT UP AT THE END OF THIS MEETING AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. SO THANK YOU, JANE.

YES, MISS ALLIE.

THE NEXT PERSON IS, UH, PAUL HE'S FROM AUSTIN APARTMENT ASSOCIATION.

HE'D LIKE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE REPEAT OFFENDER PROGRAM.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

COULD YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF PLEASE? YES, I'M PAUL COULD.

I'M A FULL-TIME STAFF MEMBER WITH THE AUSTIN APARTMENT ASSOCIATION, UH, GOOD EVENING, UH, CHAIR AND COMMISSIONERS.

AND THANKS FOR THE QUICK OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK BEFORE YOU, UH, LAST MONTH THE COMMISSION HEARD A PRESENTATION ABOUT THE REPEAT OFFENDER PROGRAM AND SEVERAL POINTS WERE RAISED BY STAFF AND THE COMMISSION AND THE CHAIR AND THE, UH, AUSTIN APARTMENT ASSOCIATION WANTED TO GIVE YOU SOME QUICK PERSPECTIVE ON THE TOPIC, UH, TO START, LET ME JUST SAY THAT, UM, AUSTIN CODE DIRECTOR, JOSE RE, UH, ROY HAS, UH, USHERED IN A NEW KIND OF ERA AND APPROACH, UH, AND IS, UH, COMMUNICATES GREATLY WITH STAKEHOLDERS.

UH, HE AND HIS STAFF ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND DEAL WITH ISSUES, AND IT'S VERY MUCH APPRECIATED, UH, AT LAST MONTH MEETING, UH, THE CHAIR AND AT LEAST ONE COMMISSIONER QUESTIONED, UH, THE LOW THRESHOLD OF FIVE VIOLATIONS THAT'S ESTABLISHED, UM, FOR, UH, QUALIFICATION FOR THE REPEAT OFFENDER PROGRAM.

UM, AND, UM, YOU KNOW, THIS, THESE FIVE VIOLATIONS ARE NO MATTER IF IT'S A SINGLE FAMILY RENTAL PROPERTY, A DUPLEX, A FOURPLEX, OR A 500 AND A 305 UNIT APARTMENT COMMUNITY.

AND WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE THAT THE THRESHOLD IS WAY TOO LOW.

AND, UM, AND WE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE, WE THINK THERE SHOULD BE A, A TIERED SYSTEM, UH, THAT, THAT, UH, SHOULD BE INCORPORATED INTO THE ORDINANCE.

NOW, THE STAFF STATED THAT THEY ARE ENFORCING THE ORDINANCE AS WRITTEN, AND WE AGREE, UH, BUT WE FEEL THE ORDINANCE SHOULD BE CHANGED, BUT THE STAFF IS RECOMMENDED, UH, PURSUING ORDINANCE CHANGES, UH, ENACT IN OCTOBER OF 2022.

AND WE DON'T THINK IT SHOULD WAIT THAT LONG BECAUSE A LOT OF THE, UH, ISSUES THAT ARE, THAT ARE BEING ADDRESSED, UH, WITH THE REPEAT OFFENDER PROGRAM, UH, A LOT OF THOSE PROPERTIES JUST SHOULDN'T BE ON THE PROGRAM ANYMORE.

UM, AND THEY'RE WASTING SOME TIME AND, UH, UM, AND RESOURCES OF STAFF.

I MEAN, STAFF ADMITTED LAST MONTH THAT THERE WERE 73 PROPERTIES ON THE PROGRAM AND MOST ON THE LIST HAVE BEEN THERE SINCE THE INCEPTION.

AND THE REASON IS BECAUSE OF THE FIVE VIOLATIONS IS JUST TOO SMALL, A THRESHOLD.

AND A LOT OF THESE VIOLATIONS ARE VERY MINOR, UM, UH, COSMETIC TYPE, UH, VIOLATIONS THAT CAN BE CORRECTED.

UM, AND, UH, YOU KNOW, LIKE A LOOSE TRIM BOARD OF FADED PAINT.

UH, I'VE SEEN VIOLATIONS FOR CHIPPED FOR MICAH ON THE COUNTERTOP, UH, NUMERALS ON THE, UH, OVEN RANGED DIAL THAT ARE HARD TO READ LIGHT BULBS BURNED OUT.

I MEAN, TH THOSE VIOLATIONS ARE ALL COUNT TOWARDS THE REPEAT OFFENDER PROGRAM AND WHEN, UH, WE'RE GONNA PURSUE ORDINANCE CHANGES, AND WE'D LIKE TO SEE THE REPEAT OFFENDER, GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL INTENT AND DEAL WITH HEALTH SAFETY ISSUES.

WE'D LIKE TO EXCLUDE UNREPORTED VIOLATIONS.

UH, THOSE, AND I THINK THE CHAIR I MENTIONED LAST MONTH, UH, YOU COULD HAVE A DISGRUNTLED RENTER OR RESIDENT.

AND, AND I KNOW WE'VE, WE KNOW THAT THEY'VE BEEN COACHED, DON'T CALL, UH, THE, THE APARTMENT MAINTENANCE CALL THE CITY.

THEY'RE GONNA, THEY'RE THE ONLY ONES THAT ARE GOING TO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN.

SO, UH, DON'T ISSUE A, UH, DON'T SUBMIT A MAINTENANCE WORK ORDER, CALL THE CITY AND GIVEN INSPECTION.

AND WE'VE, WE DON'T THINK THAT ANY OF THOSE, ESPECIALLY THE INTERNAL, UH, UNIT, UH, ISSUES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN REPORTED SHOULD NOT BE COUNTED AS A VIOLATION THREE MINUTES.

NO, THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, MR. CORDERO CHAIR, IF WE COULD GO BACK TO TIFFANY WASHINGTON, SEE IF SHE'S ON THE LINE.

YES.

TIFFANY WASHINGTON, ARE YOU WITH US? CAN I, THIS IS, UH, UH, MR. GREEN.

YES.

GO AHEAD.

COMMENT ABOUT THAT.

I SHOULD HAVE STOPPED THAT LAST PARTICULAR ONE.

HE, A REPEAT OFFENDER PROGRAM WAS PUTTING OUT SIX, SEVEN YEARS AGO, AND I WAS NOT UNTIL I GOT, I HAD A PART OF THAT.

AND THAT WAS BECAUSE WE COULD GET ABSOLUTELY NO COOPERATION FROM THE AUSTIN APARTMENT ASSOCIATION, ONE OF THE AUSTIN BOARD OF REALTORS.

NOW I'D LIKE TO TAKE THEM A REASONABLE PERSON.

AND IF I'M WANTING TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT SOME TYPE OF A LEASE,

[00:25:01]

WE COULD PUT THAT ON THE AGENDA, UM, UH, FOR FUTURE DISCUSSION.

BUT, UH, I FIND THAT PARTICULAR HAT NOW, UM, THAT A BIAS BASED ON TO BE A BEHAVIOR IN THE PACKAGE.

SO I'D LIKE TO PUT THAT AT NIGHT AND PUT UP FOR DISCUSSION, UH, FOR THEIR NEXT DOWN THE NEXT AGENDA.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER GREEN.

WE'LL, WE'LL TAKE THAT UP, UH, AS A FUTURE AGENDA ITEM AT THE END OF THE MEETING.

THANK YOU.

DO WE HAVE ANY WASHINGTON ON THE LINE CHAIR? SHE'S NOT ON THE LINE.

WE CAN MOVE.

UH, WE HAVE SEVERAL PEOPLE FOR ANOTHER PROPERTY.

UH, LIZ WALLERSTEIN SARAH.

LIZ.

WALLERSTEIN ON THE LINE.

YES, I'M HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

IF YOU COULD PLEASE IDENTIFY YOURSELF.

YES, I'D BE HAPPY TO.

MY NAME IS ELIZABETH WALLERSTEIN.

I LIVE AT ONE OH NINE WEST MOCKINGBIRD LANE OFTEN.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT DISTRICT THAT IS.

I THINK IT'S FOUR.

IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT MATTERS.

UM, I'M CALLING IN REGARDS TO A PROPERTY AT TWO OH ONE MOCKINGBIRD LANE WHERE IT IS A SMALL COMMUNE OF SMALL CONDO COMPLEX THING THAT THERE'S FIVE UNITS ON ONE SIDE AT THAT ADDRESS.

AND, UH, MIRRORING FIVE UNITS AT ONE OH NINE MOCKINGBIRD WITH A SHARED DRIVEWAY BETWEEN THE TWO ADDRESSES.

THERE'S 10 HOUSEHOLDS THERE.

ONE SIDE, ONE OH NINE IS OWNED BY THREE PROPERTY OWNERS.

AND TWO OH ONE JUST RECENTLY GOT SOLD LAST SUMMER.

AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN LIVING THERE FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS, UM, THEIR RENT WENT UP AND THEY MOVED OUT.

AND THE NEW PROPERTY OWNERS RENTED THE ENTIRE FIVE W A BOARD AND CARE PARIS ROOM AND BOARD.

AND THEY HAVE TAKEN OVER ALL FIVE UNITS AND THEY TAKE REFERENCES FROM M M H R AND RECENTLY INCARCERATED.

THEY ARE, UM, IN THE ENTIRE BUILDING, WHICH IT SAYS IN THE CODE HANDBOOK WHEN APPLYING FOR A, SOME SORT OF LICENSE THAT TOWNHOMES ARE NOT, ARE TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THIS TYPE OF COMMERCIAL BUSINESS.

THAT'S CLEARLY COMMERCIAL OVER THERE.

THEY'RE GETTING PAID BY MEDICARE AND THEY'RE GETTING SNAP BENEFITS FOR 65 RESIDENTS BECAUSE IT IS NOT ONE HOUSEHOLD OVER THERE.

IT IS FIVE UNITS THAT SOMEHOW CODE ENFORCEMENT IS ALLOWING TO CONTINUE A COMMERCIAL BUSINESS IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA.

I HAVE MADE SEVERAL, UM, REQUESTS AND, UM, VIOLATIONS AND THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED OVER THERE.

AND IT IS, SEEMS TO BE MOVING IN THE GENERAL PROCESS TO BE LICENSED AND BE OKAY FOR THEM TO HOLD THIS TYPE OF BUSINESS OVER THERE.

IT IS A CLEAR DANGER TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THERE'S, UM, PEOPLE WALKING AROUND CLEARLY ON MEDICATION.

THERE ARE DRUG ADDICTS.

THERE ARE PEOPLE LOOKING FOR DRUGS.

THERE ARE, I'M SORRY.

I'M A LITTLE, I GET A LITTLE WORKED UP ABOUT IT.

IT'S VERY BAD.

I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY THAT IT CAN BE SOLVED IN A PEACEABLE MANNER RIGHT NOW, FROM WHAT I'VE HEARD FROM THIS OTHER APARTMENT AND THE CODE VIOLATION SOMEHOW TURNED INTO SOMETHING ELSE.

I'M AFRAID THAT I'M NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET ANY HELP AT ALL RIGHT.

NOW, YOUR TIME IS UP.

THANK YOU.

I KNOW YOU HAVE SOME NEIGHBORS WHO WOULD HAVE SOME NEIGHBORS WHO WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS TOPIC.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

THE NEXT PERSON WOULD BE JESSICA MYERS.

YES, I'M HERE.

OKAY.

COULD YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF PLEASE? YES, I'M JESSICA MYERS.

UM, I ALSO WAS AT ONE OH NINE WEST

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MOCKINGBIRD, UM, WHICH IS IN DISTRICT THREE.

UM, THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TONIGHT.

I JUST WANTED TO ECHO WHAT MS. WALLACE WAS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO PURCHASED, UM, THE CONDOMINIUMS IN THE SUMMER AND HAS ADVERTISED THEM AS MULTIFAMILY HOMES WHEN THEY'RE SINGLE FAMILY.

UM, THEY'RE ZONED AS SF STICKS, WHICH IS THE TOWNHOUSE ZONED DISTRICT.

UM, AND HE IS BASICALLY MASTER LEASING THEM AS ONE UNIT.

UM, SO THE NEIGHBORHOOD, UH, SORRY, EXCUSE ME.

UM, CODE ENFORCEMENT HAS GRANTED THEM A PERMIT AS OF YESTERDAY, AND THEY WERE ABLE TO BYPASS THEM BEING OVER OCCUPIED BECAUSE THESE ARE TWO BEDROOM AND THREE BEDROOM UNITS.

UM, ONE SOUR, ONE TOILET, THEY WERE OVER TO BYPASS.

THEY WERE ABLE TO BYPASS THAT BY GRANTING AN RA, A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION PERMIT.

HOWEVER, UM, ACCORDING TO THE MUNICIPAL CODE AND RA IS FOR AN INDIVIDUAL PERSON WITH A DISABILITY AND NOT, DOES NOT APPLY TO A PROPERTY.

AND THE PERSON THAT IS RECEIVING THE RA STILL HAS TO COMPLY WITH STATE AND LOCAL LAWS.

HOWEVER CODE GAVE THEM THE RA FOR THE ENTIRE PROPERTY, HELP THEM APPLY FOR THE RA AND TOLD THEM HOW TO APPLY AND WHAT TO WRITE.

WENDY RHODES, GRANTED THE RA AS WELL AS ROSIE TRUE LOVE WAS INVOLVED IN DOING SO THESE ARE AGAIN, TWO AND THREE BEDROOM CONDOS.

AND BECAUSE THEY WERE GRANTED VRA AND THE PERMIT THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE AS MS. WALLERSTEIN SAID, AT LEAST 60 PEOPLE ON THE PROPERTY CODE ENFORCEMENT HAS GIVEN THEM THE PERMIT WITHOUT THEM BEING INSPECTED FROM A FIRE MARSHALL, THEY HAVE NO FIRE EXITS.

THE BEDROOMS ARE INCHES APART FROM EACH OTHER, WITH PEOPLE CRAMMED IN THEM.

I TRIED TO REPORT THIS TO THE FIRE.

MARSHALL.

THEY TOLD ME TO CALL THREE, ONE, ONE.

IT GOES TO CODE CODE COMES OUT AND MAKES IT A DUPLICATE CASE CLOSES.

IT DOES NOTHING YESTERDAY.

THEY CLEARED ALL OF THEIR VIOLATIONS AND GRANTED THEM THE PERMIT.

THIS IS NOT, THESE ARE NOT NORMAL LIVING CONDITIONS.

THIS IS NOT A NORMAL RENTING OR LIVING SITUATION.

THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. MYERS CHAIR.

THE NEXT PERSON THAT WANTS TO SPEAK IS MY MAX MYERS.

YES, I'M HERE.

MY NAME IS MAC MYERS.

I ALSO LIVE AT ONE OH NINE WEST MOCKINGBIRD LANE, AUSTIN, TEXAS.

UM, DISTRICT THREE, I BELIEVE, AS JESSICA SAID, UM, I BASICALLY WANT TO REITERATE ON EVERYTHING.

UM, MRS. WALLERSTEIN SAID, AND, AND JESSICA SAID AS WELL.

UM, I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO THE FACTS, UM, ON THE STRUCTURAL VIOLATIONS THEY HAD, THEY HAVE TRASHED VIOLATIONS, MULTIPLE OTHER VIOLATIONS.

ON TOP OF THAT, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF CRIME HERE.

THERE'S BEEN MULTIPLE INCIDENTS WHERE THE POLICE HAVE CAME OUT VIOLENT INCIDENTS AND CODE JUST DOESN'T SEEM TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.

UM, LIKE, LIKE JESSICA SAID, THEY JUST DUPLICATE IT AND THEY BASICALLY JUST CLOSE IT OUT.

BUT, UM, I JUST FEEL LIKE OUR CONCERNS AREN'T BEING HEARD HERE AND THEY'RE TREATING IT AS A, IT'S A PERSONAL THING BETWEEN US, MIND YOU, THESE ARE CONDOS AND WE'RE 20 FEET AWAY FROM THE OTHER SIDE.

SO ALL THIS SEPARATING US AS A SMALL DRIVEWAY.

UM, I PERSONALLY HAVE BEEN ASKED MULTIPLE TIMES IF I KNOW WHERE TO FIND DRUGS FOR THEM.

UM, I'VE SEEN THEM IN OUR MAILBOXES.

I'VE SEEN THEM WANDERING AROUND IN MY NEIGHBOR'S YARDS ON THEIR PROPERTY, INSIDE THEIR GATES.

UM, I'VE BEEN THREATENED BY THEM AND THE WORKERS THERE AND THE WORKERS THERE ALSO HAVE CRIMINAL RECORDS, UH, UM, VIOLENT CRIMINAL RECORDS, WHICH ARE NOT EVEN ALLOWED WITH THIS TYPE OF, UM, WITH THIS TYPE OF BUSINESS.

SO I JUST, YOU KNOW, THAT'S BASICALLY ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE WHOLE THING.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, MR. MYERS.

SURE.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE ONE, ONE MORE SPEAKER, TOM ROBINSON, IF YOU'RE WITH US, MR. TOM ROBINSON, HE MAY NOT BE ON THE LINE.

HE, I NEVER WAS ABLE TO EMAIL HIM A CALL-IN NUMBER.

UM, OKAY.

THE OTHER PERSON, IF TIFFANY WASHINGTON IS PERHAPS SHE'S ON THE LINE NOW, NOW SHE'S

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NOT.

SO I BELIEVE THAT WAS EVERYONE WHO WAS REGISTERED TO SPEAK FOR CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

UM, OKAY.

SO I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY ON TWO OH ONE WEST MOCKINGBIRD LANE, WE CAN TAKE IT UP AT THE END OF THE MEETING AND DECIDE IF THERE'S ANY, YOU KNOW, ANYTHING WE COULD DO IN TERMS OF PUTTING IT ON A FUTURE AGENDA ITEM.

BUT, UH, I THANK EVERYONE FOR COMING IN TONIGHT TO TALK TO US.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MOVE ON TO THE CASES? I WOULD, SORRY.

I'M SHUFFLING PAPER OVER HERE.

UM, YES.

UH, SHOULD WE GO AHEAD AND TAKE

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UP CASE NUMBER ONE? ITEM NUMBER ONE? YES.

OKAY.

UH, FIRST ON THE AGENDA FOR THE COMMISSION'S CONSIDERATION OR ITEMS ONE THROUGH THREE, WHICH ARE CONTINUED CASES REGARDING THE COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS LOCATED AT NINE OH SEVEN, NINE OH NINE AND NINE 11 CONGRESS AVENUE.

ALTHOUGH THESE ARE SEPARATE CASES, ALL THREE BUILDINGS HAVE A COMMON OWNER.

THE EXHIBITS CAN BE FOUND IN THE TAN BOOK IN YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE FOLDER.

AND THE CASE NUMBERS ARE AS FOLLOWED NINE OH SEVEN.

CONGRESS IS CASE NUMBER SEAL 2021 ZERO ZERO TWO THREE ZERO FOUR.

AND I KNOW NINE CONGRESS IS CASE NUMBER CL 2021 ZERO ZERO TWO THREE TWO ONE AND NINE 11.

CONGRESS IS CASE NUMBER C L 2021 ZERO ZERO TWO THREE TWO SEVEN.

AS YOU ARE AWARE FROM OUR PREVIOUS MEETINGS, ALL THREE BUILDINGS ARE IN A HISTORIC DISTRICT AND NINE OH SEVEN AND 909 CONGRESS HAVE HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATIONS.

AT LAST MONTH'S MEETING THE BSE ISSUED ORDERS TO SECURE THE FACADES WITHIN 14 DAYS.

THE COMMISSION ALSO REQUIRED THAT THE CASES BE BROUGHT BACK THIS MONTH TO ADDRESS THE REMAINING ITEMS, WHICH WERE THE CODE VIOLATIONS AND TO REPORT BACK FINDINGS FROM THE MARCH 22ND, 2021 HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION MEETING.

AT THIS TIME, THE FACADES HAVE BEEN SECURED BECAUSE INSPECTOR ADAMS WAS ONLY CONTACTED YESTERDAY TO CONFIRM COMPLIANCE.

THE PENALTIES ARE STILL UNDER REVIEW AS FAR AS THE, THE DATE OF COMPLIANCE AND, UH, ALSO WITH THE MARCH 22ND HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION MEETING, THEY MET ON THE 22ND AND THE HLC VOTED TO POSTPONE TO UNTIL APRIL 26TH, THE, UM, HEARING FOR THIS MATTER AND TO RECOMMEND THAT THE APPLICANT ATTEND THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING IN MID APRIL.

UM, AND I BELIEVE ELIZABETH BRUMMETT IS HERE TONIGHT, AND SHE MIGHT BE ABLE TO SPEAK LATER ON THAT SHE'S HERE FROM THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE, UM, IN THE GOOGLE DRIVE FOLDER, YOU'LL FIND THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITS 13, 15, AND 17, WHICH CONTAINED THE UPDATED COMPLAINTS IN CASE HISTORIES, COPIES OF THE TRAVIS CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT RECORD, THAT VERIFIES OWNERSHIP, THE NOTICES FOR TONIGHT'S HEARINGS AND POSTINGS THE FEBRUARY ORDERS, AND I'VE REMOVED THE PENALTY STATEMENTS.

SO THOSE ARE NOT IN THERE.

AND LASTLY, UM, I BELIEVE THAT'S IT.

SO EXHIBITS 14, EIGHT THROUGH 14, NINE, 16, EIGHT THROUGH 16 H AND 18, EIGHT THROUGH 18 H WHICH CONSISTS OF PHOTOGRAPHS FOR EACH OF THE CASES REPRESENTED AS WELL AS A RECOMMENDED ORDER.

AUSTIN CODE INSPECTOR WILLIS ADAMS IS HERE TONIGHT TO PRESENT THE EXHIBIT PHOTOS FOR EACH CASE.

AND WE'LL DISCUSS THE VIOLATIONS AS THEY ARE DEPICTED INSPECTOR ADAMS. PLEASE BEGIN YOUR TESTIMONY ACTUALLY.

MISS MS. ALLIE.

YES.

I'M SORRY.

I'D LIKE TO INTERRUPT.

I AM UNABLE TO ACTUALLY VIEW THE DOCUMENTS.

OKAY.

IS ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCING THAT THOSE PROBLEMS OR COULDN'T EVERYONE ELSE SEE THE EXHIBIT? I CAN SEE THEM.

OKAY.

I CAN SEE THEM I'M SURE.

OKAY, GOOD.

I'M GLAD IT'S JUST ME.

UM, I'LL TRY RELOADING MY PAGE AND, UH, OTHERWISE I WAS JUST GOING TO ASK IF PERHAPS WE COULD SEE AND WE COULD LOAD THE PHOTOS.

YEAH.

THAT'S WHAT I'M HOPING IS THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY VIEW THEM VIA ALTERNATE METHODS.

OKAY.

SORRY TO INTERRUPT.

PLEASE CONTINUE.

IF YOU DO NEED TO SEE ANYTHING IN THE BACKUP DOCUMENTATION, WE HAVE IT HERE SO WE CAN PUT IT ON THE SCREEN IF NECESSARY.

THANK YOU.

WHICH WE'RE NOT NINE AT NINE OH SEVEN, 909 AND NINE 11 ARE ALL KIND OF TOGETHER.

WELL, THEY'RE ACTUALLY DIFFERENT FILES, BUT YEAH, THE PHOTOS WILL BE PRESENTED TOGETHER, BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE SEPARATE FILES IN YOUR BACKUP FOLDER FOR EACH CASE.

UH, ARE WE READY FOR WILLIS'S PRESENTATION? YOU CAN TAKE IT BACK TO THE BEGINNING.

YES.

THANK YOU.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

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GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS WILLIS ADAMS. I AM THE CODE OFFICER ASSIGNED TO THESE THREE CASES LOCATED, UH, AT NOMINAL SEVEN, NINE OH NINE AND NINE 11, UH, CONGRESS AVENUE.

UH, THESE CASES WERE, WERE, UH, BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION IN SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR.

UH, I POSTED, I SENT NO, THIS IS THE VIOLATIONS FOR THE PROPERTIES.

AND THEY WERE ALSO POSTED ON THE SITE.

I ALSO APPLY THAT, UH, THE, THE, UH, PROPERTIES WITH UNSAFE PLACARDS, UH, AS I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT, UH, THE FRONT FACADE, WHICH HAD SOME, UH, LOOSE BRICKS, UM, AS OF YESTERDAY, UH, THE 23RD OF MARCH, I DID RECEIVE NOTIFICATION THAT THE, UH, OWNER'S REPRESENTATIVES HAD, UH, ADDED WIRE MESHING, UH, TO THE FRONT FACADE, THE UPPER HALVES OF ALL THREE PROPERTIES.

UM, I DID, UH, GO BY THERE AND VERIFY THAT, UH, THAT HAD OCCURRED.

UM, I BELIEVE THOSE, UH, THE MESHING WAS SUFFICIENT, UM, TO TAKE CARE OF THE ISSUES ON THE FRONT OF THE WALL.

HOWEVER, THERE ARE STILL ARE STRUCTURAL, UH, DANGERS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE PROPERTIES.

AND, UH, AS THE PRESENTATION I PROVIDED BACK IN, IN FEBRUARY, UH, THEIR ISSUES WITH THE A AS, UH, UM, BEGAN, UH, WITH ROOF DETERIORATION, UH, DAMAGED WINDOWS, FRONT AND REAR, UM, BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER ELEMENTS, THE TWO HOLES IN THE ROOF, ONE ROOF SAGGING AT NINE OH NINE OH NINE AND THE HOLE IN THE ROOF AT NINE OH SEVEN.

UH, THIS, THIS ACTUALLY WAS A PRESENT BEFORE THE WINTER STORM.

SO THEY PROBABLY BEEN MORE COMPROMISED AS A RESULT OF THAT, WHETHER OR NOT TO MENTION ALLOWING ELEMENTS INSIDE, UH, DAMAGING POSSIBLE CROSS MEMBERS, UH, WILL FOUNDATION WALLS, THE CEILING FLOOR, JOYCE, UH, THE ELECTRICAL WIRES AS WELL.

AND OF COURSE THE DATE, THE DATE, THE DAMAGE OF THE ADJOINING WALLS BETWEEN, UH, NINE OH SEVEN AND NINE OH FIVE.

UH, AT THIS TIME I WOULD LIKE TO, UH, PRESENT THE PHOTOS FOR, UH, THE PROPERTY OF NANO SEVEN.

THIS IS A FRONT CONTEXTUAL PICTURE, ACTUALLY ILLUSTRATING ALL THREE PROPERTIES, UH, NINE OH NINE OH SEVEN BEING ON THE FAR RIGHT, UH, NINE OH NINE DIRECTLY IN THE MIDDLE IN OF COURSE, NINE 11 IS ON THE, UH, LEFT SIDE OR THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PROPERTY.

NEXT BULLET, PLEASE.

THIS IS THE UPPER HALF OF A NINE OH SEVEN.

UH, AS YOU CAN SEE THAT, UH, THERE IS A WIRE THAT WAS THE WIRE MESH PRIOR TO THE ADDITIONAL MESH BEING ADDED, UH, JUST YESTERDAY.

AND THERE ARE ELECTRICAL WIRES, ALSO A PROTRUDING FROM THE UPPER HALF AS WELL.

THE WINDOWS THERE'S TWO DAMAGED, OR IT LOOKS LIKE THREE DAMAGED WINDOWS.

UM, THERE'S ALSO, YOU CAN SEE THERE'S SERIOUS SURFACE DAMAGE TO THE FRONT, UH, FRONT OF THE TOP HALF OF THAT PROPERTY ON NEXT.

AND THAT'S A MUCH BETTER, UH, VIEW OF THE TOP HALF OF A NINE OH SEVEN.

UM, YOU CAN SEE THE, UH, DETERIORATION OF THE SURFACE AROUND ALL THREE WINDOWS, AS WELL AS BELOW THE WINDOWS IN THE OPENING BETWEEN, UH, THE FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR WITH WIRES HANGING FROM THE BUILDING NEXT FELLOW, PLEASE.

THIS IS JUST A LOWER, UH, THE SIDEWALK VIEW AT THE BASE.

UH, OBVIOUSLY, UH, THEY HAVE PLACED PLY WITH OVER THE F THE LOWER HALF.

HOWEVER, AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE ARE HOLES THERE THAT, UH, THERE COULD BE A ROAD INFESTATION INSIDE NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

THIS IS THE REAR OF THE STRUCTURE.

UH, THE WINDOWS ARE, UH, UH, THERE IS A WINDOW THERE'S WINDOW DAMAGE THERE.

HOWEVER THE WINDOWS ARE, ARE, HAVE BARS.

UH, UH, SO YOU CANNOT ACCESS THE PROPERTY TO SECURE FROM THE REAR NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

UH, THAT IS A SHOT OF ONE OF THE WINDOWS WITH THE BARS.

THERE IS NO GLASS, AS YOU CAN SEE, YOU CAN SEE DAYLIGHT, UH, JUST ON THE TOP OF THAT WINDOW THAT SHOWS THE, UH, THE HOLE EXISTS IN THE CEILING, UM, OF NINE OH SEVEN NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

AND THAT'S A, THAT'S A SHOT OF THAT SAME, UH, HOLE THERE.

UM, JUST A LITTLE CLOSER, MUCH CLOSER CAMERA SHOT THERE.

NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

THIS IS THE ROOFTOP OF NINE OH NINE OH SEVEN.

UH, YOU CAN SEE THE HOLE NOW FROM THE TOP HALF OF A STRUCTURE

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NEXT PHOTOGRAPH.

AND THAT'S ANOTHER SHOW.

ANOTHER ANGLE OF THAT, OF THAT ROOF.

I TOOK THAT PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ADJACENT OWNER AT NINE OH FIVE, ALLOWED ME INTO HIS PROPERTY.

HE'S IN THE PROCESS OF RENOVATING HIS STRUCTURE AND HE'S HAD SERIOUS ISSUES WITH THE ADJOINING WALLS FROM NINE OH SEVEN.

UH, HE SHARES A WALL WITH THE NINE OH SEVEN AND HE'S HAD ISSUES WHERE HE'S CONSISTENTLY HAD TO, UH, HAVE MASONARY WORK DONE FOR HIS WALL AS A RESULT OF THE DAMAGE TO THE ADJOINING WALL FROM THE, FROM NINE OH SEVEN.

UH, YOU CAN ALSO SEE JUST ACROSS A NINE ON THE ROOF OF NINE OH SEVEN.

THERE'S A ROOF OF NINE OH NINE AND THERE IS A DEPRESSION IN THE ROOFTOP OF NINE OH NINE AS WELL.

NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

AND THAT, THAT ENDS THE PRESENTATION FOR NINE OH SEVEN.

WE'LL NOW MOVE OVER TO THE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR 909.

THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE, UH, CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF THE FRONT, UH, OF THE PROPERTY, UH, NINE OH NINE IS THE PROPERTY DIRECTLY BETWEEN, UH, NINE OH SEVEN AND NINE 11, WHERE THE, UH, THE, THE VEHICLES APART NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

THIS IS THE UPPER HALF OF A DIAMOND NINE.

UH, THERE IS, UH, THE UPPER SASH OF ALL THREE, UH, WINDOWS.

UH, I'M NOT SURE IF THERE'S GLASS IN THERE OR NOT, BUT THEY ARE ABORTED.

UM, AND THERE IS A GAP BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR ON THE, UH, EXTERIOR WALL.

NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

IT SHOWS THE, UM, SEPAR, THE, ACTUALLY THE GAP BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND FLOORS AND ALSO SHOWING A SURFACE, THE SURFACE OF THE, OF THE, UH, STRUCTURE, HAVING SOME, SOME ISSUES MISSING BOARDS, UH, UH, DECAYING WOOD.

UM, NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

AGAIN, THIS IS JUST ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPH OF THE OPENING, UH, ALLOWING, UH, UH, BIRDS TO NEST INSIDE THAT PROPERTY.

AND I HAVE, I HAVE SEEN THEM ONCE THAT, UH, WHEN I WAS ONSITE NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

UH, THIS ACTUALLY IS, UH, SHOWING THE CONNECTING, UH, STRUCTURES NINE OH SEVEN AS WELL AS, UH, NINE OH NINE.

AND YOU CAN SEE THE, THE, UM, DETERIORATION OF, OF THE UPPER HALF OF NINE OH SEVEN AS WELL AS, UH, THE ADJOINING WALL THERE WITH NINE OH NINE.

NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

OKAY.

THIS IS THE REAR OF NINE OH NINE.

UH, UH, PERSON COULD NOT GET THROUGH THAT, UH, BUT THERE IS AN OPENING THERE, UM, IN THE REAR NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

UH, THIS IS A PHOTOGRAPH AGAIN FROM THE, UH, JASON PROPERTY AT NINE OH FIVE SHOWING THE HOLE IN THE ROOF OF NINE OH SEVEN AND THE, UH, DEPRESSION OF NINE OH NINE, WHICH I'M SURE WERE FURTHER, UH, DAMAGED BY THE WINTER EVENT WE, WE EXPERIENCED, UH, 40 DAYS AGO OR 35 DAYS AGO.

NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

AGAIN, THAT'S ANOTHER SHOT FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE OF THE, UH, TWO, UH, ROOF SURFACES, UH, UNABLE TO GET A SHOT OF THE ADJOINING ROOF, UH, AT NINE 11.

UH, MY CONCERNS ARE THAT BECAUSE OF THE DETERIORATION OF THESE TWO ROOFTOPS, UH, WE CAN ONLY IMAGINE, UH, HOW DANGEROUS AND HOW DAMAGING, HOW DAMAGED THE INTERIOR OF, UH, ALL THREE STRUCTURES IS AT THIS POINT, THE NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

AND THAT ENDS THE, UH, PRESENTATION FOR NINE, NINE OH NINE.

LET'S PROCEED TO NINE 11.

AGAIN, THE, THE GRAPH ON, UH, IS THE CONTEXTUAL PICTURE OF ALL THREE PROPERTIES.

UH, NINE 11 IS THE PROPERTY, UH, TO THE LEFT.

UM, NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

THIS IS A SIDE VIEW OF, UH, THE PROPERTY AT NINE 11 FROM TAKING FROM THE SIDEWALK, AS YOU CAN SEE, UH, THERE HAS, THERE IS SIGNIFICANT, UH, SURFACE DAMAGE.

UH, SOME OF THE BRICKS ARE LOOSE.

UH, THERE'S OPENINGS THE SCREENING AT THAT PRIOR TO, YES, I'D LIKE TO ASK EVERYONE TO MUTE AND THUS IN ARE SPEAKING.

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THANK YOU.

UH, THE, THE WIRE MESH THAT'S, UH, PRESENT IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH OBVIOUSLY WAS TAKEN BEFORE, UH, THEY ADDED THE, UH, BEFORE I TOOK PHOTOS OF THE ABBOTT MESH, UH, FROM YESTERDAY.

UH, SO IT DOES SHOW THAT THERE WAS DETERIORATION OF THAT WIRE MESHING, UH, UH, DURING THE TIME OF MY INITIAL INSPECTION NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

AND THIS GIVES YOU A MUCH BETTER, UH, VIEW OF, UH, THE, UM, NINE 11 BUILDING.

YOU CAN SEE MISSING, UH, BRICKS.

UH, THE WIRE MESH IS JUST HANGING THERE, UM, THROUGH TWO OF THE THREE WINDOWS HAVE CINDERBLOCKS, UH, COMPLETELY COVERED.

HOWEVER, THE MIDDLE WINDOW DOES HAVE AN OPENING AGAIN, ALLOWING WEATHER, UH, ELEMENTS TO GET INSIDE AND FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE INTERIOR OF THAT PROPERTY.

UM, NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

AND THIS IS A MUCH CLOSER SHOT, AND YOU COULD SEE THE NETTING, UH, WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO PREVENT, UH, POSSIBLE, UH, BRICKS FROM FALLING AND INJURING, UH, CITIZENS, AS WELL AS, UH, VISITORS TO OUR CITY, UH, PASSING THAT PROPERTY.

THIS IS ONLY BLOCKS AWAY FROM OUR STATE CAPITAL.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF TRAFFIC, UH, ON THAT, UH, THOROUGHFARE ON THAT SIDEWALK, UM, BACK AND FORTH, UH, FROM THE CAPITAL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO, UH, SIXTH STREET.

NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

UH, THAT'S THE SITE, A VASE OR A SIDEWALK VIEW SHOWING AGAIN, THERE IS SOME DETERIORATION OF THE PLYWOOD THAT THEY PLACED OVER THE LOWER HALF SHOWING THAT IT DOES ALLOW FOR A POSSIBLE ROAD AND INFESTATION NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

THIS IS A PICTURE I TOOK FROM THE VERY NORTH SIDE OF THE PROPERTY OF THE ADJOINING WALL WITH THE PROPERTY THERE AT NINE 15, UM, CONGRESS, UH, YOU CAN SEE THE NETTING, UH, IS JUST HANGING.

YOU CAN ALSO SEE THAT THE ENTIRE, UH, PIECE OF THAT WALL THERE'S ABOUT, I'D SAY TWO AND A HALF FEET OF BRICK IS SEPARATED FROM THE, THE FRONT FACIA.

UH, THE POTENTIAL FOR THAT FALLING, UM, IS GREAT.

I MEAN, I, I MEAN, IT'S, IT'S BEEN IN THIS CONDITION FOR QUITE A WHILE.

I DO KNOW THAT, UH, HOWEVER THE REPRESENTATIVES DID PLACE, UH, SOME PLYWOOD OVER THAT, UH, IT LOOKS EFFICIENT.

UH, IT LOOKS LIKE IT, IT WILL BE SUFFICIENT TO ENSURE THAT THAT, UH, IN THE ONE, BECAUSE NO ONE COULD GET HARMED, IF THAT SHOULD FALL IT'S IT'S IN PLACE RIGHT NOW AS OF YESTERDAY.

SO I AM SATISFIED WITH THAT, BUT I STILL FEEL THAT THERE FURTHER, UH, INTERIOR DETERIORATION THAT WE ARE, THAT I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO INSPECT TO.

HAVEN'T BEEN GIVEN PERMISSION TO INSPECT THE INTERIOR NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE, AS A REAR SHOT OF NINE 11, UH, THE REAR SECURE, THERE ARE NO, UH, ENTRY POINTS.

UH, THERE IS THE WINDOWS BEHIND THAT STRUCTURE.

HOWEVER, AGAIN, I'VE NOT BEEN INSIDE, SO I CAN'T GIVE A FURTHER TESTIMONY OF THE CONDITION OF THE INSIDE.

HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF THE COMPROMISE OF TWO OF THE ADJACENT STRUCTURES IN THE ROOF, ON THE ROOF, UH, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE, UH, INTERIOR DAMAGE TO THOSE STRUCTURES NEXT PHOTOGRAPH.

AND IT'S JUST A SHOT OF A, THE MEETING THAT WAS SET TO TAKE PLACE, UH, TWO DAYS AGO.

NEXT PHOTOGRAPH, PLEASE.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

UH, IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS, UM, I'M OPEN TO ENTERTAIN THEM.

THANK YOU.

BECAUSE OF THE EXISTING CONDITIONS SHOWN IN THESE PHOTOGRAPHS AND THOSE DESCRIBED IN THE FINDINGS OF FACT, THE CODE OFFICIAL FOUND THAT THESE STRUCTURES ARE A PUBLIC AND ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE WITH SUBSTANDARD AND UNSAFE CONDITIONS.

STAFF ASKED THE COMMISSION TO ADMIT EXHIBITS 13, 15, AND 17, WHICH INCLUDE STAFF'S PROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS MARKED AS EXHIBITS 14, A THROUGH 14, NINE, 16, 83, 16 H AND 1883 18 H ALSO CHAIR.

BEFORE I READ THE RECOMMENDATIONS, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A REQUEST SINCE THE LANGUAGE IS IDENTICAL IN EACH OF THE RECOMMENDED ORDERS, PLEASE ALLOW ME TO READ IT ONCE WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE REQUESTING THAT SEPARATE ORDERS BE ISSUED IN EACH CASE.

YES.

PLEASE JUST READ IT ONCE.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

STAFF ALSO REQUESTS THAT THE COMMISSION ADOPT THE PROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND ORDER OF THE FOLLOWING IN EACH OF THE THREE REFERENCE CASES.

ONE REQUIRED THAT THE OWNERS OWNER COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING WITHIN 90

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DAYS FROM THE DATE, THE ORDER IS MAILED A OBTAIN AND FINALIZE ALL NECESSARY PERMITS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS FOR HISTORIC STRUCTURES, INCLUDING APPROVAL FROM THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION, IF NECESSARY, BE CORRECT THE CITED VIOLATIONS BY COMPLETING ALL REPAIRS TO THE STRUCTURE AND SEE REQUEST INSPECTIONS FROM AUSTIN CODE TO VERIFY COMPLIANCE AND TWO ON THE 91ST DAY, IF THE REPAIRS REQUIRED BY THIS ORDER ARE NOT COMPLETE ASSESS A CIVIL PENALTY OF $1,000 PER WEEK, THAT WILL CONTINUE TO ACCRUE UNTIL THE CODE OFFICIAL DETERMINES THAT THE REPAIRS REQUIRED BY THIS ORDER ARE COMPLETE INTER SHELLA CREW AT A RATE OF 10% PER YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THE ASSESSMENT UNTIL PAID IN FULL CHAIR.

THANK YOU, COORDINATOR ALLEY.

UM, ACTUALLY I HAVE JUST ONE QUICK QUESTION BEFORE WE MOVE ON.

SO THE CIVIL PENALTIES OF 1000 PER WEEK, IS THAT PER PROPERTY OR PER VIOLATION? YES.

THAT'S PER CASE.

SO PER PROPERTY.

YES.

YES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO I BELIEVE AT THIS POINT WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THE PROPERTY REPRESENTATIVES.

CAN I ASK A QUESTION? I'M NOT SURE IF IT'S APPROPRIATE NOW, OR I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE CODE OFFICER A QUESTION I'D LIKE TO HOLD THE QUESTIONS UNTIL THE END, IF WE COULD.

OKAY.

HOLD THAT THOUGHT.

OKAY.

SO DO WE HAVE A LEAH BOTO ON THE LINE OWNER'S REPRESENTATIVE DEPENDING ON A PROPERTY OWNER.

UM, I, UH, WOULD, WOULD, UH, LOVE TO RESPOND TO SOME OF THOSE POINTS AND GIVE YOU AN UPDATE.

UM, I BELIEVE THAT, UM, AT LAST MONTH'S MEETING, WHAT YOU ASKED US TO DO WAS TO MAKE THE REPAIRS, THE FACADE, UM, WHICH WE DID, UH, WE DID MAKE THOSE REPAIRS ON THREE 10.

UM, AND WE DIDN'T, OF COURSE WE HAD A CONTRACTOR MAKE THOSE REPAIRS AND THE CONTRACTOR LET US KNOW THAT ACTUALLY, WHEN THEY WERE OUT THERE MAKING THOSE REPAIRS, THERE WAS A CODE OFFICER ON THE SCENE WHO SAID THAT WHAT WE WERE DOING WAS SATISFACTORY.

SO WE'RE WORKING ON PULLING TOGETHER THAT PERSON'S CARD AND THOSE DETAILS THROUGH ALL.

BUT, UM, THOSE, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE, YOU KNOW, THAT THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN YESTERDAY.

IT DID HAPPEN, UM, ON THE 10TH OF MARCH, UM, WITHIN THE WINDOW THAT YOU HAD HAD ASKED US TO HAVE THE WORK DONE.

UM, SO UNFORTUNATELY I THINK A LOT OF THOSE PHOTOS THAT YOU WERE LOOKING AT WERE FROM BEFORE THAT WORK WAS DONE ON THREE 10.

SO, UM, THINGS ARE LOOKING A LITTLE BIT BETTER OUT THERE.

UM, AS FAR AS THE FACADE GOES NOW, UM, THE OTHER, THE OTHER THING THAT I BELIEVE YOU ASKED US TO COME BACK WITH WAS AN OVERALL TIMELINE FOR THE DISMANTLING OF THE FACADE AND THE BUILDINGS.

AND THAT'S THE PART, UM, OF COURSE IT GETS TRICKY BECAUSE WE HAVE TO WORK WITH HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION, UM, TO GET THEIR PERMISSION TO DO THE WORK THAT, THAT WE WANT TO DO.

WE DID PRESENT A PRELIMINARY SCOPE FOR THAT WORK TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION ON MONDAY.

UM, WE ALSO WENT TO THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE, UM, EARLIER THIS MONTH.

UM, WE HAVE A HISTORIC ARCHITECT ON THE TEAM, DONNA CARTER.

UM, WE'RE VERY PLEASED TO HAVE HER WITH US.

AND, UM, THAT SCOPING DOCUMENT WAS INCLUDED WITH YOUR BACKUP, JUST SO, JUST SO YOU ALL COULD SEE, UM, YOU KNOW, KIND OF WHAT WE'RE, WHAT WE'RE PRESENTING TO THEM AND, AND, AND WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.

UM, WE DID ASK FOR FEEDBACK FROM THEM W WE WERE POSTPONED, UM, AS WAS REPORTED.

UM, BUT WE WERE ABLE TO GET SOME FEEDBACK, WHICH WAS HELPFUL SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN DRAFTING THAT REPORT.

AND THAT REPORT WILL ACCOMPANY THE DEMOLITION PERMIT THAT WILL BE REQUIRED TO DISMANTLE THE FACADE AND TAKE DOWN THE REST OF THE BUILDING.

UM, SO WE WILL COME BACK IN APRIL WITH THAT, WITH THOSE MATERIALS, UM, AND WE WILL BE WORKING, WE'VE ALREADY HAD SOME CONVERSATIONS WITH DEATH AND WE WILL BE CONTINUING TO WORK WITH HISTORIC OFFICE STAFF, AS WELL AS, UM, GOING TO THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING, REACHING OUT TO COMMISSIONERS INDIVIDUALLY BEFORE THE MEETING AND DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE GET TO THEM IN APRIL, UM, WITH THAT REPORT, THAT WE ARE, YOU KNOW, WE ARE GIVING THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE AND EXPEDITING OUR PROGRESS TOWARD THAT PERMIT, UM, BEING CONSERVATIVE, YOU KNOW, I HOPE I WOULD LOVE TO THINK THAT WE WOULD HAVE THAT PERMIT IN APRIL.

I THINK IT'S POSSIBLE THAT WE WOULDN'T, THAT WE WOULD HAVE A REPORT AND WE WOULD GET TALK TO THEM ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THAT IN APRIL AND POSSIBLY NOT GET THE PERMIT UNTIL LATER IN MAY.

UM, BUT EITHER WAY, WHETHER WE GET IT AT THE END OF APRIL OR THE END OF THE, AT THE END OF, FROM HISTORICALLY MARK, UM, WE ARE STILL PLANNING TO HAVE THE PERMITS THAT WE NEED IN HAND WITHIN 90 DAYS TO ACTUALLY START DOING THE WORK ONCE THEY'RE APPROVED.

AND SO THAT WOULD PUT, UM, THE DISMANTLING OF THE FACADE AND THE DEMOLITION OF THE BUILDING, UM, BEHIND IT, UM, HAPPENING SOMETIME IN THE SUMMER.

UM, AND SO THAT IS, THAT IS THE TIMELINE THAT WE'RE WORKING TOWARDS, UM, THAT I SAID I WOULD REPORT BACK.

UM, WE ALSO SUBMITTED TO YOU, UH, JUST SORT OF A, AN, A SHORTER VERSION OF THE PRESENTATION THAT WE GAVE AT HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION, JUST SO YOU COULD KIND OF SEE THE PROGRESS THAT WE'VE MADE IN THE MEETINGS THAT WE'VE, YOU KNOW, THAT WE'VE

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BEEN ATTENDING AND SORT OF UNDERSTAND THE, THE PROGRESS THAT WE'RE MAKING.

UM, SO WITH THAT, I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS WE ARE, WE ARE HOPING TO, AGAIN, GET A CONTINUANCE ON, UM, THIS CASE, THE REST OF THIS CASE, SO THAT WE CAN COME BACK TO YOU AGAIN IN APRIL AFTER THAT WORK WITH HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION AND TELL YOU WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT WE THINK, YOU KNOW, AS WE SORT OF TIGHTEN UP THAT TIMELINE AS WE MOVE FORWARD, LET YOU KNOW WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

AND, AND, UM, ALSO I THINK ELIZABETH ON THE LINE FROM HISTORIC, UM, CAN PROBABLY ADD SOME COLOR.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND ACTUALLY, AND ACTUALLY, IF I COULD, THE OTHER THING I WOULD ADD IS I MENTIONED THAT THE, SOME OF THE PICTURES YOU SAW WERE FROM, BEFORE THE WORK WAS DONE.

AND I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT IN CASE ANY OF THE COMMISSIONERS, HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO SEE THAT WE DID INCLUDE SOME PICTURES IN THAT PRESENTATION THAT SHOWED THE FACADES SORT OF STABILIZATION THAT WORK THAT WE DID PER YOUR DIRECTION AT THE LAST MEETING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND DO WE HAVE, UH, CHARLIE DORSA NAO ON THE LINE ALSO? OWNER'S REPRESENTATIVE HE'S HE'S ON OUR TEAM.

HE'S HE'S JUST ON TO LISTEN.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UM, YES, THEN I THINK WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ELIZABETH BRUMMETT.

ALL RIGHT.

IF YOU'RE READY, I'M READY.

UH, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

CAN YOU PLEASE GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU.

UH, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

I'M ELIZABETH RAMIT.

I'M THE MANAGER OF THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE.

AND, UM, I WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHAT HAPPENED AT THE, UH, HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION MEETING ON MONDAY.

UM, THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION, AS YOU'VE HEARD, VOTED TO POSTPONE A CONSIDERATION OF THIS CASE.

UM, WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IS ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE WORK THAT IS BEING PROPOSED BECAUSE TWO OF THE THREE BUILDINGS ARE DESIGNATED AS HISTORIC LANDMARKS, NINE, NINE, AND SEVEN AND NINE AND NINE ARE LANDMARKS.

UM, THERE IS SOME HESITANCY FROM SOME OF THE COMMISSIONERS REGARDING, UM, THE PROPOSED SCOPE OF WORK TO DECONSTRUCT THE BUILDINGS, STORE THE FACADES AND RECONSTRUCT THEM AS PART OF A FUTURE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT.

UM, AS SOME OF THE COMMISSIONERS WOULD PREFER TO SEE RESTORATION IN PLACE.

SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I WILL BE WITH THE, UM, THE APPLICANT, UH, THE COMMISSIONERS.

UM, I THINK IT WILL BE VERY HELPFUL TO GO BACK TO THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MID MONTH IN APRIL WITH SOME ADDITIONAL DETAILS, UM, PARTICULARLY WITH SOME, SOME DETAILS REGARDING THE STRUCTURAL CONDITION OF THE BUILDINGS TO,