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I'LL JUST START BY SAYING GOOD EVENING TO EVERYONE, A WARM WELCOME TO ALL OF

[CALL TO ORDER]

YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR AUSTIN RESOURCE RECOVERY AND ZERO WASTE ADVISORY COMMISSION RETREAT.

UM, I WANT TO BEGIN BY AGAIN, THANKING ALL OF YOU FOR AGREEING TO PARTICIPATE ON A FRIDAY.

ALTHOUGH WE DO RECOGNIZE THAT THIS IS NOT THE PREFERRED DAY TO HAVE THIS TYPE OF EVENT.

UH, WE RAN INTO SEVERAL SCHEDULING ISSUES.

WE TRIED TO SCHEDULE THIS THING MULTIPLE TIMES, UM, AND OF COURSE THE, UH, THE WINTER STORM THREW US A, A RANCH AGAIN IN OUR EFFORTS, BUT GOING FORWARD, WE PLAN TO HAVE MORE OF THESE SESSIONS, BUT NOT ON FRIDAY.

SO I KNOW THAT WAS A MAJOR CONCERN FOR FOLKS.

UM, THAT SAID, I DO WANT TO SAY THAT I'M VERY EXCITED.

I THINK THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO ENGAGE, UH, AND TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN MAXIMIZE OUR EFFORTS OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS, THE DEPARTMENT IS GOING TO BE UNDERTAKING SEVERAL REALLY LARGE SCALE EFFORTS, AND I THINK IT WILL BE ESSENTIAL FOR US TO WORK VERY WELL TOGETHER.

UM, AND WHILE AGAIN, UM, THE PURPOSE OF THIS RETREAT IS, UH, THE OVERARCHING PURPOSE ANYWAY, IS TO CREATE A BETTER RELATIONSHIP SO THAT WE WORK WELL TOGETHER.

I JUST WANT TO SAY, I DO APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK THAT THE COMMISSION DOES AND SUPPORT FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

AND, UH, WITH THAT, I WANT TO TURN IT OVER TO THE, UH, CHAIRMAN FOR A FEW WORDS.

AND THEN WE'LL GO TO NATALIE RODRIGUEZ WHO HAS DONE A WONDERFUL JOB OF PULLING THIS TOGETHER FOR US.

SO, UH, CHAIRMAN CAN'T.

THANK YOU.

ACTUALLY, CAN I JUST WANT TO ECHO PRAISES FOR THE DEPARTMENT FOR ARR? I MEAN, YOU GUYS HAVE REALLY BEEN, I MEAN, COME RAIN SHINE, AND YET SNOW, YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN THERE.

YOU'VE ANSWERED THE BELL FOR THE COMMUNITY.

YOU MADE SURE THAT, UH, THE CITY KEPT ON PRODUCING, KEPT ON MOVING.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR THAT.

I MEAN, IT'S NOT EASY TO WAKE UP AND FREEZING WEATHER GOING OUT AND PICKING UP GARBAGE AND NOT KNOWING IF YOUR TRUCK'S GOING TO BE SLIDING OR WHICH DIRECTION IT'S GOING TO BE SLIDING.

YOU GUYS ARE PHENOMENAL DURING THAT EVENT.

PANDEMIC ANOTHER ISSUE.

MY GOD, AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS, WE THOUGHT THAT, UH, WE'D PROBABLY BE BACK TO NORMAL WITHIN SIX MONTHS, CERTAINLY A YEAR.

WELL, WE'RE GETTING CLOSER, BUT WE'RE NOT THERE YET.

AND AGAIN, YOU GUYS HAVE DONE THE JOB, YOU ANSWERED THE BELL, YOU WERE THERE, YOU, YOU LITERALLY MADE THE CITY PROUD.

AND I WANT TO, AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR, FOR DOING THAT.

AND, UH, LASTLY, I'M ABSOLUTELY ELATED WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THESE, THESE, UH, QUOTE UNQUOTE RETREATS.

I MEAN, THESE ARE, THESE ARE WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO OPEN UP THE, UH, THE COMMUNICATION, UH, TO LEARN HOW TO, TO BETTER, BETTER EXERCISE THE BUSINESS OF THE, OF THE, UH, DEPARTMENT.

AND HOPEFULLY INCLUDE US IN, IN SOME OF THIS WONDERFUL, UH, OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAMS THAT, UH, YOU GUYS ARE WORKING TOWARDS.

UH, I, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU, CAMPER, UH, FOR SUGGESTING THIS, UH, A FEW MONTHS AGO.

YEAH.

IT WAS A CHALLENGE GETTING TO THIS POINT, BUT, UH, HEY, WE'RE HERE.

LET'S MAKE THE MOST OF IT.

AND HOPEFULLY THIS WON'T BE THE LAST ONE THAT WE HAVE.

I ABSOLUTELY THINK THESE ARE GOING TO BE, OR COULD BE VERY, VERY PRODUCTIVE TO THE COMMUNICATION AND THE COOPERATION OF, UH, STAFF AND, UH, THIS COMMISSION.

THANK YOU GUYS VERY MUCH.

UH, COMMISSION MEMBERS, YOU GUYS, AGAIN, AS KEN HAS ALREADY STATED, UH, FRIDAY NIGHT, I'M SURE, UH, FAMILY, FRIENDS, UH, WE COULD ALL BE DOING SOMETHING ELSE.

YOUR COMMITMENT TO THIS COMMISSION TO BE HERE IS, IS WONDERFUL.

AND AGAIN, I, I WISH THAT I COULD PAY YOU GUYS, BUT WE ALL GET PAID.

YOU GUYS DO THIS OUT OF JUST SHEER LOVE FOR THE COMMUNITY AND WANTING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, A GOOD POSITIVE DIFFERENCE.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS FOR THAT.

AND I'M GOING TO TURN THIS BACK OVER TO EITHER NATALIE OR YOU, AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN FOR SUCH KIND WORDS.

WE REALLY DO APPRECIATE THAT.

AND AGAIN, I WANT TO THANK NATALIE FOR PULLING THIS TOGETHER.

UH, I WANT TO SAY THIS WAS NOT ON HER WORK PLAN YET.

SHE STEPPED IN AND DID A GREAT JOB OF PULLING THIS THING TOGETHER, AND IT DOES SPEAK TO THE LEVEL OF TALENT THAT WE HAVE INSIDE OF THE DEPARTMENT THAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO THIS WITH OUR OWN STAFF.

SO, UM, I JUST WANT TO THANK, UH, NATALIE AGAIN AND WITH THAT ALLIE, WE'RE GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO YOU.

THANK YOU, KEN.

THANK YOU, JERRY.

I'M REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE AND WE HAVE

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A FUN EVENING AHEAD OF US.

SO I'M GOING TO JUMP RIGHT IN.

I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND ASK THAT WE TURN TO OUR POWERPOINT PRESENTATION SO WE CAN GET STARTED.

GREAT.

YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO AS YOU KNOW, WE JUST HAD A WELCOME AND WE HEARD WONDERFUL OPENING REMARKS FROM KEN SNIPES AND GERARDO .

AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO GET STARTED AND DO A RETREAT OVERVIEW AND GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THIS IS THE AGENDA THAT WE HAVE FOR TONIGHT.

HOW WE START ARE GOING TO START WITH A QUICK WELCOME, WHICH WE'VE DONE AND WE'RE

[2. Survey Results]

GOING TO GO RIGHT INTO OUR SURVEY SO THAT WE CAN GET THE RESULTS AND START HAVING BRAINSTORMING AND OPEN DISCUSSION.

AFTER THAT, I'M GOING TO ADDRESS SOME QUESTIONS THAT WE HAD FOR CITY CLERK'S OFFICE.

WE WERE ABLE TO ASK SOME QUESTIONS AND THEY PROVIDED A RESPONSE FOR US TO SHARE TONIGHT.

AND THEN WE'LL END THE EVENING FOR THE CLOSING REMARKS.

MY GOAL IS TO HAVE US OUT OF HERE, SEVEN 30, SO AN HOUR AND A HALF, AND I WANT TO BE RESPECTFUL OF YOUR TIME.

SO I'M GOING TO ASK THAT WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE BEFORE WE BEGIN.

I'D LIKE TO SEE IF WE CAN, UM, OH, THIS IS A DIFFERENT, THIS IS A DIFFERENT ONE.

IT'S OKAY.

I'M JUST, I'M GOING TO GO OVER SOME MEETING GROUND RULES THAT WE HAVE.

AND ONE OF THE GROUND RULES THAT I HAVE, I LIKE TO SET FOR ALL OF OUR RETREATS IS JUST KIND OF THE, THE NORMS OR THE RULES THAT WE'RE GOING TO FOLLOW FOR THE RETREAT.

AND IT'S JUST TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF OUR EXPERIENCE AND OUR TIME TOGETHER.

THE FIRST ONE THAT I WANTED TO GO OVER IS DEFINITELY TO SPEAK WITH INTEGRITY.

SO USE THE POWER OF YOUR WORDS AND THE DIRECTION OF COLLABORATION AND COLLECTIVITY TONIGHT.

I WANT TO ASK THAT WE DON'T TAKE ANYTHING.

PERSONALLY.

WE HAVE A COLLECTION OF DATA THAT WE GATHERED WITH OUR SURVEY, AND THAT'S JUST TO HELP US IDENTIFY AREAS THAT WE'RE DOING WELL AND AREAS THAT WE CAN GROW WITH.

SO I'M ASKING IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, UM, TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU JUST KNOW THAT EVERYBODY CONTRIBUTED TO THIS, AND WE CREATED A SAFE SPACE FOR COMMUNICATION THAT I WANT US TO HONOR TONIGHT.

ALSO, UH, AGREEMENT NUMBER THREE IS DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ASK QUESTIONS AND COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER WITH CLEAR INTENTION.

AND OBVIOUSLY OUR GOAL IS TO STEER AWAY FROM ANY MISUNDERSTANDING.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE OUR AIM TONIGHT TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY, AND AS BEST AS WE CAN, THE FOURTH AGREEMENT IS TO ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST.

YOUR BEST IS GOING TO CHANGE BASED ON YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE.

OUR BEST IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT WHEN WE'RE HEALTHY AND WHEN WE'RE SICK.

SO AS OF RIGHT NOW, WE'RE IN THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC LIVING THROUGH HISTORICAL EVENTS.

SO WE WANT TO GIVE OURSELVES GRACE AND COMPASSION AS WE NAVIGATE, YOU KNOW, TECHNOLOGY ISSUES AND NAVIGATE, UM, DOING THE BEST WE CAN IN THESE NEW TIMES.

THE FINAL ONE THAT'S NOT ON HERE THAT I DO WANT TO ADD, THAT WE TALKED ABOUT WAS I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT TONIGHT WE'RE NOT, WE DON'T TALK ABOUT ANY CITY BUSINESS OR NORMAL OPERATION BUSINESS THAT WE WOULD ADDRESS.

AND THAT'S BECAUSE THIS IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR OUR RETREAT TONIGHT.

AND WE WANT TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING WELL AND HOW WE CAN BETTER WORK TOGETHER AND HOW WE CAN HAVE THE BEST OUTCOMES MOVING FORWARD.

SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T DO THAT.

IF IN THE SURVEY I HAD SOME, UH, SOME BUSINESS STUFF THAT CAME UP, UM, SOME RECOMMENDATIONS, BUT THOSE I WILL SHARE, UH, FOR FUTURE WOUND, WE'RE HAVING OUR ACTUAL MEETINGS.

UM, SO FOR THE MOST PART, I WANT TO REITERATE THAT WE WANT TO STAY, UM, CLOSE TO TALKING ABOUT OUR TEAM DYNAMIC AND THE WAY WE'RE GOING TO WORK TOGETHER.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? NO, THAT WAS PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

CAN I HAVE THE NEXT SIDE PLEASE? OKAY.

EVERYBODY, I'M GOING TO ASK THAT WE PAUSE FOR A MINUTE WHILE WE WERE, WE PULLED UP A REVISED POWERPOINT, JUST BEAR WITH US FOR A MINUTE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

EVERYBODY, YOU SHOULD BE SEEING OUR MEETING GROUND RULES.

AND JUST AGAIN, TO REITERATE.

NUMBER ONE IS DUE TO THE NATURE OF OUR MINI RETREAT.

TODAY.

WE'RE NOT ABLE TO SPEAK ABOUT ANY TYPICAL SLACK BUSINESS, BUT WE'RE FOCUSING ON TEAM DYNAMIC, WORKING RELATIONSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH, SO WE CAN MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO I WANTED TO TALK TO US FOR A MINUTE ABOUT QUESTION NUMBER THREE, AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR FILLING OUT THE SURVEY AND FORGIVING THIS INFORMATION.

I USE THE INFORMATION FROM QUESTION NUMBER THREE, TO DESIGN THE HOUR AND A HALF THAT WE HAVE TONIGHT.

AND OBVIOUSLY WE JUST HAVE A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, SO I'M NOT ABLE TO DO ALL OF IT, BUT I WANTED

[00:10:01]

TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU IN HOPES THAT WHEN WE HAVE FUTURE RETREATS, WE'LL HAVE THIS INFORMATION SO THAT WE CAN DESIGN FUTURE, GET TOGETHERS.

THERE WERE FOUR COMMON THEMES IN THIS QUESTION.

THE FIRST ONE WAS STRATEGIC PLANNING BASED ON SURVEY RESULTS.

PEOPLE WERE LOOKING FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE FORWARD-LOOKING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ZERO WASTE AND OPPORTUNITIES.

THEY WANTED TO ENCOURAGE INNOVATION, UM, THINKING OUT OF THE BOX AND BRAINSTORMING TOGETHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GOAL SETTING AND FOLLOW UP PLANS AND INPUT FROM CSEC MEMBERS ON GOAL SETTING FOR EACH OF THE PROGRAMS THAT ARR PROVIDES.

AND IN PLANNING OUT SCHEDULES AND GOALS FOR SUBCOMMITTEES AND SCHEDULES FOR FUTURE MEETINGS.

THE SECOND PROMINENT THEME WAS INFORMATION SHARING, WHERE THEY, THE SURVEY SUGGESTED THAT WE HAVE DISCUSSIONS OF HOW WE MAKE DECISIONS.

HOW DO WE COLLECT AND SHARE INFORMATION WHICH WE ARE DOING TODAY? ALSO THOUGHTS ON HOW WE CAN HAVE A GREATER IMPACT, UM, DURING THESE MEETINGS, UH, TO RESPECT PERSONAL TIME, NO RETREATS OR WORKSHOPS ON FRIDAY EVENINGS, DULY NOTED.

THANK YOU.

WHOEVER PUT THAT IN THERE.

UM, BETTER KNOWLEDGE OF ARR BUDGETS BY THE WAC MEMBERS, SETTING UP TOURS AND VISITS FOR COMMISSIONERS SO THEY CAN SEE THE DEPARTMENT IN ACTION AND TO GIVE HONEST FEEDBACK AND SINCERE DESIRE TO LISTEN TO BOTH SIDES AND TO BE ABLE TO ASK HARD QUESTIONS, NEXT SLIDE, SOME OTHER RETREAT, UH, REQUESTS, BUT WERE GIVEN WHERE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS, RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF, CREATING SPACE FOR MORE COLLABORATION AND COHESION TO CREATE DYNAMIC THAT ALLOWS FOR WORK IN A SYMBIOTIC FASHION TO ACCOMPLISH GOALS, OBTAIN UNDERSTANDING OF EXPECTATIONS AND LIMITATIONS AND OBTAIN COMMITMENT FROM THE COMMISSION, UM, TO MEET QUORUM AND TO MEET BY ENSURING THE COMMISSION MEMBERS THAT ATTEND MEETINGS.

WE ALSO HAD THE FOURTH THEME, WHICH IS TO UNDERSTAND ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF EACH TEAM.

AND WE'LL GET INTO THIS A LITTLE LATER.

I HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR US TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE RULES AND KNOWLEDGE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE MEETING, CLARIFICATION OF PROCESS, BYLAWS, ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND CHANNELS MUTUAL DEFINITION, OR UNDERSTANDING OF ROLES POSSIBLY CREATE AN MOU.

UM, I REVIEW OF THE BYLAWS AND A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE ROLE OF THE COMMISSION IS.

AND MAYBE A REFRESHER MEMO ON WHAT EACH DIVISION HANDLES FOR NEW AND EXISTING MEMBERS TO REFERENCE.

SO THESE ARE THE FOUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES THAT WERE USED TO KIND OF PLAN OUT THE EVENING THAT WE'RE HAVING TONIGHT AND TO BE ABLE TO USE THESE FOR FUTURE REQUESTS AND THEN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO WITH THAT SAID, I WANT TO JUMP INTO OUR SURVEY.

OUR SURVEY WAY I SENT OUT WAS A FIVE QUESTION SURVEY SENT TO STAFF AND COMMISSIONERS.

WE PURPOSEFULLY REQUESTED NO IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION SO THAT I COULD JUST GET THE DATA AND SEE IT WITHOUT KNOWING WHICH SIDE IT WAS FROM OUT OF 23 SURVEY INVITATIONS, WE RECEIVED 17, WHICH IS 74% OF OUR PARTICIPANTS RESPONDED.

GO TO THE NEXT QUESTION.

SO WHY I WANT TO DO IS GO INTO DISCUSSION PART ONE, AND THIS IS GOING TO TAKE US APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES UNTIL SIX 45.

WHAT I WANT TO DO IS TAKE 10 MINUTES TO REVIEW THE SURVEY RESULTS FOR QUESTIONS ONE, FOUR, AND FIVE.

AND I'LL GO OVER THAT WITH EVERYBODY.

AND THEN I WANT TO HAVE 20 MINUTES FOR OPEN DISCUSSION WITH THE TEAM DURING THAT DISCUSSION.

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT ANY KEY TAKEAWAYS THAT YOU BROUGHT AWAY FROM THE DATA AND TALK ABOUT HOW IS WHACK, UH, HOW WE CAN MAKE SWAT MORE FUN AND INTERACTIVE NEXT SLIDE.

SO I, WE DO WELL WAS QUESTION NUMBER ONE.

THERE WERE THREE AREAS THAT WE LOOKED AT.

ONE WAS MEETINGS, INFORMATION, SHARING, AND TEAMWORK.

IN GENERAL, THE SURVEYS SHOW THAT MEETING PREPARATION IS GOING WELL.

WEBEX HELPS MEETING EFFICIENCY.

THERE'S BEEN TIMELY MEETINGS AND THE DIRECTORS REPORT MEETING FACILITATION IS GOING WELL.

AS FAR AS INFORMATION SHARING, THERE WAS A LOT OF PRAISE TO KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF AND SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS.

THERE'S INCREASING COMMUNICATION.

THERE WAS A BIG APPRECIATION FOR PRESENTATIONS AND APPRECIATION FOR THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION SHARING AND COMMUNICATION THAT'S GOING ON.

NOW, AS FAR AS TEAMWORK, EVERYBODY SEEMED TO BE ON THE SAME PAGE ABOUT A COMMON GOAL TO MAKE THE CITY.

WE LOVE A BETTER PLACE AND ZERO WASTE GOALS.

UM, THERE WAS EXPRESSION OF HOW PEOPLE ARE PROUD OF THE COMPOST PROGRAM AND EXCITED ABOUT THE MULTIFAMILY COMPOST PILOT.

UM, THEY SAID WE WORK WELL TOGETHER ON RFPS AND RCAS.

WE GET ALONG WELL ASK TOUGH QUESTIONS AND THAT WERE REALLY EXPERIENCED AND TALENTED GROUP.

WE ALSO WORK TOGETHER WELL, INFO SHARE AS FAR AS, UH, SHARING A BUSINESS HURDLES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUCCESS.

AND THEN OF COURSE, UM, ONE PERSON WAS COMMENTING ABOUT MEETING DYNAMIC ABOUT BEING CORDIAL, RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS, HAVING STABILITY AND WHACK, UM, FACILITATION AND THE COMMISSIONERS WERE RESPECTFUL OF STAFF LIMITATIONS, RESPECT TO TIME AND DATA AVAILABILITY.

SO THESE ARE ALL THE THINGS THAT CAME OUT IN THE SURVEY THAT WE'RE DOING WELL.

DO I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

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IF THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS WE CAN MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

QUESTION.

NUMBER FOUR ASKED FOR EVERYBODY CONTRIBUTE, UH, FOR ITEMS THAT THEY WANT TO SEE A COMPANY THAT THE DIFFERENT ITEMS WE HAVE ON THE AGENDA, THERE WERE THREE COMMON AREAS.

ONE WAS DURING A MEETING.

THE SURVEY SUGGESTED INCLUDING MORE BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS AND DISCUSSION INCLUDED IN THE AGENDA TO SPEND MORE TIME ON CHANGES, UM, THAT ARR CAN MAKE TO MOVE US TOWARDS ZERO WASTE INSTEAD OF ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS, AS FAR AS MEETING PREPARATION, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE BEFORE MEETING TO SUBMIT SLIDES FOR REVIEW, UM, THAT WAY PEOPLE CAN SEE THE INFORMATION AND GENERATE QUESTIONS, ITEMS REVIEW, AND DISCUSSION TIME BEFORE A SIGNIFICANT VOTE IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

UM, FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMISSION ON WHAT INFO THEY EXPECT ON THE NEXT AGENDA.

LIKE IF THEY WANT A PRESENTATION, DO THEY WANT GRAPHS, STATISTICS, NUMBERS THIS WAY.

WE HAVE MORE TIME TO PUT THINGS TOGETHER AND GET FULL RESPONSES.

THEN ON THE RIGHT, I HAVE A LIST OF INFORMATION TO ACCOMPANY AN ITEM.

UM, WE HAVE AN ITEM, NAME, STAFF, NAME, STAFF, IMPACT STATUS, BRIEF HISTORY OF A TOPIC THAT WOULD HELP MINIMIZE BASIC QUESTIONS, PHOTOS, AND THE PRESENTATION AND DETAILED MONEY AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION AND AN APPENDIX, INCLUDING HISTORICAL AND POTENTIALLY COMPARATIVE CITIES FOR COMPARISON AND FEEL ABOUT LEGISLATIVE HURDLES FOR THE DEPARTMENT AND INDUSTRY, AND POTENTIALLY THE ROLE THAT ZACK COULD PLAY IN SUPPORTING ARR TO OVERCOME THESE HURDLES.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

AND THEN FINALLY, QUESTION FIVE WAS IN REGARDS TO ANY FINAL COMMENTS, THERE WERE FOUR.

ONE OF THEM IS TO MAKE LIFE MORE FUN AND INTERACTIVE.

THE SECOND ONE IS TO PRESENT THE ARR ANNUAL WORK PLAN WAS LACK MEAT IN THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ROOM INSTEAD OF CHAMBERS AND MOVED BACK TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO THESE WERE THE THREE QUESTIONS THAT I WANTED TO START WITH KIND OF TO GIVE US A WARMUP.

AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THE NEXT 20 MINUTES TO TALK ABOUT ANY KEY TAKEAWAYS AND TO TALK ABOUT HOW CAN WE MAKE SLACK MORE FUN AND INTERACTIVE FOR EVERYONE.

SO AT THIS TIME, WHAT I WANT TO DO IS OPEN THE FLOOR SO THAT ANYBODY CAN CHIME IN AND SHARE WHAT YOUR TAKEAWAYS WERE.

CAN WE MAYBE GO BACK TO SOME OF THOSE SLIDES, THAT LIST? OF COURSE.

WHICH ONE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO BACK TO? UH, WELL, LET'S START WITH THE FIRST ONE, I GUESS.

OKAY.

CAN YOU GO BACK TO THAT ONE, PLEASE? THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANKS.

WE DO WELL THIS OVERALL, I I'LL JUST SAY FOR MYSELF, I, I AGREE WITH THIS.

IT'S INTERESTING TO HEAR, YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO BE BACK TO THE IN-PERSON YET.

WEBEX HELPS WITH MEETING EFFICIENCY.

I AGREE WITH BOTH THOSE THINGS, UH, WHICH IS INTERESTING.

HOW CAN WE NOT BENNETT, YOU KNOW, TAKE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF EFFICIENCY THAT HAVE HAPPENED BY DOING THINGS AND APPLY THEM IN PERSON MEETINGS AS WELL.

ANY OTHER THOUGHTS ON THAT? YOU KNOW, I'M SORRY, MY OWN HERE.

I HOPE I, YES, I CAN SEE YOU.

IT'S BEEN A VERY CHALLENGING EVENING.

THANK YOU FOR THE PATIENTS, BUT, UH, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE COMMENTS, I GUESS, UH, IN-PERSON MEETINGS, YOU KNOW, ASSUMING WE DO GET BACK TO THAT POINT, ONE OF THE SLIDES AND ONE OF THE COMMENTS WAS THE, UH, I GUESS THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ROOM VERSUS THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

I THINK YEARS AGO, WE ACTUALLY UTILIZED EITHER RUTHERFORD OR WE UTILIZE THE BOARDS AND COMMISSION ROOM, BUT THERE WAS CERTAIN, CERTAIN EVENTS THAT, UH, MADE THOSE FACILITIES A LITTLE TOO SMALL BECAUSE OF THE PARTICIPATION AND THE SCOPE OF THE EVENT OR THE, UH, ITEMS THAT WERE BEING, BEING CONSUMED.

I LIKE PERSONALLY US GETTING TOGETHER, WE CAN ACTUALLY INTERACT IN A ROOM AND WE CAN LITERALLY UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER IN REAL TIME VERSUS, UH, VIA TECHNOLOGY.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO, TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT EACH OTHER AND TO, AND TO SEE, YOU KNOW, WHAT PASSION AND, AND LITERALLY WHAT, UH, COMMITMENTS WE HAVE TO VARIOUS ITEMS ON THERE.

AND, AND I WOULD LOVE AND, UM, BRAIN FOR THE DAY THAT WE CAN GO BACK TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS.

I THINK THAT'S, THOSE WERE CERTAINLY THE MOST PRODUCTIVE ONES THAT, UH, THIS COMMISSION.

AND THANK YOU, JERRY.

ANYONE ELSE? KEY TAKEAWAYS YOU WANT TO MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE?

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DID WE WANT TO LOOK AT QUESTION FOUR, I GUESS? IS THAT WHAT, YOU KNOW, DO YOU WANT TO GO INTO THIS NEXT IT'S OKAY.

WE'RE GETTING, UH, OUR SLIDES IN ORDER HERE.

OKAY.

SO THIS WAS THE NEXT ONE FOR ITEMS ON CSEC AGENDA.

IF ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ON THIS ONE, I'M JUST SHARING IT SO THAT WE CAN INSPIRE CONVERSATION.

FEEL FREE TO COMMENT ON THE OTHER TWO QUESTIONS AS WELL, IF YOU'D LIKE TO, AND I CAN MOVE BACK AT ANY TIME.

SO JUST LET ME KNOW WHICH SLIDE YOU WANT TO BE ON, WHO WOULD LIKE TO CHIME IN NEXT THAT'S OKAY.

I'LL JUMP IN AGAIN.

THIS IS YOUNG AGAIN.

SO I STRUGGLED ON THIS ONE A LITTLE BIT.

I DID PUT THAT LAST ONE, THE BALANCE, THE DETAILED NUMBERS OF DOLLARS STATISTICS AND HISTORICAL COMPARATIVE INFORMATION, BECAUSE THAT'S, MAYBE IT'S JUST ME, BUT I, I FEEL LIKE SOMETIMES IT'S A LITTLE UNCLEAR EXACTLY HOW WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE WHAT DECISION RIGHTS ARE TO BE MAKING AND HOW WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE MAKING IT.

UM, PARTICULARLY THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION IS INCONSISTENT, WHETHER IT'S, SOMETIMES WE GET A LOT OF DATA ABOUT WHAT WE SPENT IN THE PAST, AND THERE'S A CLEAR TREND LINE SHOWING WHAT THE BUDGET WAS AND HOW THAT'S CHANGED OVER TIME AND HOW THE PEOPLE ARE, ARE IMPACTED OR RECEIVE THOSE SERVICES HAS GROWN OVER TIME.

AND THEN OTHER TIMES WE GOT SOME GREAT INFORMATION AND PHOTOS, BUT NOT NECESSARILY THAT INFORMATION, THAT CONTEXT MAKES IT HARD FOR ME TO DIGEST EITHER WE'RE MAKING APPROPRIATE DECISIONS.

SO JUST KIND OF WANT TO OPEN THE FLOOR TO SEE IF OTHER PEOPLE FEEL THAT WAY.

THIS IS A USEFUL YON.

YOU WERE KIND OF COMING IN AND OUT, BREAKING, BREAKING UP A LITTLE BIT, JUST TO CLARIFY, ARE YOU ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL STATISTICS OR MORE SUPPORT OF THESE STATISTICS THAT ARE PRESENTED? I THINK IT'S MORE ABOUT CONSISTENCY IN THE STATISTICS.

IN SOME CASES IT'S EXTREMELY DETAILED AND WE GET LOTS OF GREAT INFORMATION.

AND IN OTHER CASES IT'S LESS SO.

AND JUST WONDERING IF OTHER PEOPLE FEEL THAT SAME.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SUPPORT THAT.

I THINK YES, CONSISTENT INFORMATION IS WONDERFUL AND, AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S, AS MUCH AS I HATE TO SAY THIS, THE MORE INFORMATION FOR ME THE BETTER, BUT I WANT TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THIS INFORMATION, PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE WITH WHAT WE ARE ADDRESSING AND WHAT OUR GOALS ARE.

THAT MAKES ANY SENSE.

AND I, AND I THINK YON, I, I, I AGREE WITH YOU.

I AGREE WITH THAT.

UH, WITH THAT THOUGHT I DON'T, I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT A LOT OF BUSY WORK FOR OUR STAFF EITHER.

SO I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM STAFF, IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE A GIANT EYE-ROLL LIKE THIS IS GOING TO BE A TON OF WORK, OR IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT MAKES SENSE AND IT'S THERE.

AND JUST AS A MATTER OF A PRESENT, DON, WOULD IT MAKE SENSE TO SAY, TO HAVE LIKE A STANDARD EXPECTATION OF WHAT INFORMATION IS COMING WITH AN ITEM, AND THEN IF ANYTHING IS GOING TO DEVIATE FROM THAT, IT WOULD BE A SPECIFIC ASK IN A TIMELY MANNER.

WOULD THAT BE HELPFUL? THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

GREAT.

AND STAFF, I WANT YOU GUYS TO TURN ON.

GO AHEAD.

I WAS JUST GOING TO JUMP IN THIS.

I DON'T THINK IT'S AN EYE ROLL FOR STAFF.

I THINK WHAT YOU'RE ASKING FOR IS JUST FINDING THE RIGHT CONSISTENCY OR THE RIGHT BALANCE OF INFORMATION.

SO THAT'S, YEAH.

THAT'S NOT A BIG DEAL.

WE CAN JUST DO THAT.

UM, YOU KNOW, UH, YEAH, SO THAT'S, I DON'T THINK THAT'S A HEAVY LIFT.

I THINK IT'S MORE LIKE A SOCIAL OR MAYBE LIKE A COVER EVERY PAGE OF THE REPORT AND SOME SORT OF INFORMATION THAT GIVES YOU A REASON FOR WHY THAT'S ON THE AGENDA.

SO IT MAY BE SOMETHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH A BUDGET ITEM OR SOMETHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE TRANSFER.

SOME SORT OF REASON WHY IT'S ON YOUR AGENDA TO VOTE ON IT.

IT COULD BE SOME ADMINISTRATIVE REASON, OR IT COULD BE SOME, UM, REASON, YOU KNOW, LIKE I SAID, BASED ON THE BUDGET OR BASED ON SOMETHING ELSE, BUT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHY, WHY IT'S COMING BEFORE YOU IN THE FIRST PLACE.

YOU MAY NOT KNOW THAT IF WE DON'T GIVE YOU ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

THANK YOU, KATHY.

DID YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING, TAMMY? I THINK THAT'S A WONDERFUL COMMENT THAT YOU JUST MADE.

THAT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL.

UM, I APPRECIATE THAT ALSO.

I THINK MAYBE, UM, I'D LIKE A COMMENT FROM STAFF, UM,

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THAT MAYBE I HAVEN'T BEEN DOING THIS, UH, PROPERLY SOMETIMES WHEN WE TALK ABOUT A NEW AGENDA ITEM, UM, I THINK IT MIGHT BE GOOD TO SAY MORE ABOUT, UH, FORWARD THINKING ABOUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO MOVE THIS FORWARD.

UM, BECAUSE THERE'VE BEEN AT TIMES WHERE THERE'D BE, UH, WELL, LET'S TALK ABOUT SUCH AND SUCH ON THE AGENDA AND MAINLY IT'S, UH, IT'S, IT'S ABOUT THE HISTORY OF IT.

AND, UH, I'M MORE INTERESTED IN, OKAY.

WE KNOW ALL THAT, UH, FOR THE MOST PART, ALTHOUGH, AND I DON'T THINK WE'VE HAD ANY NEW COMMISSIONERS LATELY, UH, AND OF COURSE MAYBE, UH, UH, A VERY QUICK OVER OVERVIEW AND THEN MOVE IT TO WHERE, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO NEXT HERE? OR, OR EVEN CAN WE EVEN TALK ABOUT BEING AT A STALEMATE, CAN BOTH STAFF AND, AND SO ACT SAY THAT THAT, THAT WAS CAUSE THAT PROBABLY IS TRUE IN A LOT OF SITUATIONS AND TALK ABOUT WHY, AND, UH, MIGHT HELP ME AS A COMMISSIONER TO UNDERSTAND SOMETIMES WHY WE'RE AT A STALEMATE, UM, AND THE CITY NOTE, UH, AND IT'S NOT THEIR FAULT, BUT THERE'S SOME THINGS THAT I'M NOT GONNA KNOW, UH, OF WHY THINGS OR SLOWED DOWN SO MUCH.

SO I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY FEEDBACK ON HOW TO, UH, UH, WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT POSSIBLE AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE NEXT MONTH.

UM, MAYBE WE NEED TO DO MORE ABOUT CLARIFYING, WHAT IS IT WE WANT TO SEE ON THAT, THAT AGENDA.

OKAY.

AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN TELL US THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL BECAUSE SOMETIMES THINGS GET ON THE AGENDA FROM STAFF AND STAFF IS LIKE, WELL, UM, YOU KNOW, WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU WANT TO SEE ON THAT ITEM? IS IT A REPORT? IS IT A POWERPOINT? IS IT A, IS IT A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THAT PARTICULAR ITEM OR TECHNOLOGY OR W YOU KNOW, WHAT EXACTLY IS THAT, IS IT SIMPLY A DISCUSSION? IS IT, UH, LIKE I SAID, IS IT RESEARCH ABOUT WHAT WE KNOW? AND SOMETIMES WHEN WE'RE TRYING TO PUT THE ITEM ON FOR THAT MONTH, MAYBE WE NEED, MAYBE WE'D LIKE TO DO A REPORT FOR YOU THAT MAY TAKE TWO MONTHS, UM, TO GIVE IT OUR BEST SHOT AT GIVING YOU ALL THE DATA THAT WE CAN FIND ON AN ITEM AND DO A PRESENTATION AND LEAVE YOU WITH THAT REPORTER THAT INFORMATION.

SO, YOU KNOW, AS TECHNICIANS AND AS, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE INDUSTRY, WE WANT TO DO THE BEST WE CAN TO GIVE YOU ALL THE INFORMATION THAT, THAT WE THINK YOU'D LIKE TO SEE.

SO SOMETIMES IT'S, LIKE I SAID, WE WORKED THROUGH WHAT THAT ITEM LOOKS LIKE AND, AND MAYBE NEGOTIATE A TIMEFRAME, AND IF EVEN A DISCUSSION ABOUT, OR AROUND THOSE THINGS, YOU WANT TO SEE, THAT WOULD BE FANTASTIC FOR US.

OKAY.

THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

I THINK SOMETIMES, UM, I FEEL A LITTLE AMBIVALENT SOMETIMES ON SUGGESTING THINGS THROUGH THE AGENDA, BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT'S GOING TO TAKE YOU OUT FROM THE WORK YOU'RE DOING.

UH, AND I KNOW IT'S IS WAX IMPORTANT.

SO, UH, I GUESS, UM, AGAIN, THAT'S JUST SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT AS IT COMES UP.

SURE.

KATHY, TO YOUR POINT ON THE DAYAS, WHEN WE'RE UP THERE, IT'S, IT'S, IT'S KIND OF DIFFICULT AT THAT, AT THAT MOMENT, IN THAT LAST, UH, 10 MINUTES OF A MEETING TO COME UP WITH THE AGENDA ITEMS, ALTHOUGH SOME PERTINENT INFORMATION WERE SHARED PRIOR TO THAT 10 MINUTES, THERE'S A LOT THAT COMES UP AFTER YOU'VE HAD A CHANCE TO DIGEST WHAT JUST OCCURRED.

AND AFTER YOU'VE DIGESTED THAT YOU, YOU KNOW, YOU, YOU LITERALLY CAN COME UP WITH ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ON THE AGENDA.

AND THE WONDERFUL THING ABOUT THIS COMMISSION IS WE ARE PRETTY OPEN TO ADDING AGENDA ITEMS WITHIN OF COURSE, LEGAL TIMEFRAMES HERE AND STAFF.

WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN WONDERFUL ABOUT SUPPORTING THAT AGAIN FOR US TO BE ABLE TO SET THE, YOU KNOW, JUST TO HAVE A, YOU KNOW, TWO WEEKS TO, TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE WANT TO SEE WITHIN THE NEXT MEETING.

IS THAT ENOUGH TIME FOR YOU TO GATHER UP INFORMATION PRIOR TO POSTING THAT YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO SHARE WITH THIS COMMISSION, OR IS THAT NOT ENOUGH TIME? IT, YOU KNOW, IT REALLY, JERRY, IT DEPENDS ON WHAT IT IS SO WE CAN GIVE YOU WHAT WE HAVE.

BUT IF THE STAFF COMES TO ME AND SAYS, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT THE BEST.

I MEAN, I DON'T, I DON'T HAVE ANY PRIVATE ALL SAYING, WELL, LET'S, LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE.

AND LET'S ASK FOR MORE TIME TO CONTINUE TO DISCUSS THE ITEMS, BECAUSE THAT JUST MAY SPARK SOME DISCUSSIONS AND SOME IDEAS ABOUT HOW WE CAN ALL GO FORWARD.

THAT JUST MAY BE THE BEGINNING.

AND AS LONG AS WE CAN CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION, AND MAYBE YOU GIVE US IDEAS AND SAY, WELL, YOU KNOW, GO OFF AND LOOK AT THAT.

THAT'D BE GREAT.

I MEAN, WE CAN GO

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OFF AND LOOK AT THIS OR GO OFF AND LOOK AT THAT.

CAUSE I JUST MAY SPARK SOME DISCUSSION AND SOME IDEAS OF SOME THINGS WE CAN LOOK AT TOGETHER AS A GROUP AND DECIDE WHAT, WHAT NEEDS TO COME NEXT.

THAT'D BE GREAT.

THAT'D BE GREAT.

THANK YOU, JAMIE.

YEAH.

UM, KIND OF RELATED TO THAT, UM, I, I TOTALLY AGREE.

I THINK THAT IF WE CAN PROVIDE MORE DETAILS AND CLARITY ON WHEN WE'RE, WHEN WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE DETAIL AND WHEN WE JUST NEED A QUICK CHECK-IN AT THE NEXT MEETING, I THINK THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL BECAUSE RIGHT.

NOT EVERY ITEM ON THE AGENDA NEEDS THE SAME LEVEL OF, OF DETAIL.

SO I LIKE THAT.

UM, I ALSO, I'M LOOKING AT THIS, UM, INCLUDE MORE BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS AND DISCUSSION INCLUDED AGENDA.

I SOMETIMES I HAVE THE SENSE THAT WE ARE REACTING TO THE ITEMS THAT ARE IN FRONT OF US.

AND I KNOW WE POST THE ITEMS, BUT WE TEND TO POST THINGS THAT WE ALREADY KNOW ABOUT, OR THAT ARE COMING UP FOR ACTION BECAUSE CONTRACTS ARE DUE OR SOMETHING'S CHANGING AND WE NEED TO REACT TO IT.

AND WE DON'T HAVE TIME IN THE AGENDA FOR ALMOST MORE INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS, MORE BIG PICTURE SCOPING SORT OF CONVERSATIONS.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S CREATING SPACE TO PERIODICALLY, UM, REFLECT ON NEWS FROM THE INDUSTRY TOGETHER, KEY PAPERS, FINDINGS, YOU KNOW, SO SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT GIVES US A LITTLE BIT OF A VIEW BEYOND THE, THE LOGISTICS AND MECHANICS OF WHAT THE OPERATIONS ARE RIGHT AT THE MOMENT FOR AS WHACK, BUT SORT OF, I THINK SOMETHING LIKE THAT COULD BE HELPFUL AND IT MIGHT IT FITTING IT IN EVERY MEETING.

I'M SURE IT WOULD BE A TIME CRUNCH, BUT MAYBE EVERY OTHER MEETING, WE HAVE A PORTION THAT'S DEVOTED TO THAT KIND OF, YOU KNOW, FINDINGS IN THE FIELD.

THINGS THAT YOU ALL ARE LOOKING AT THAT YOU THINK ARE IMPORTANT THAT ARE INFORMING YOUR THINKING, YOUR AND YOUR BIG PLANNING.

OKAY.

AND NOW, YOU KNOW, THAT WOULD HELP US DECIDE WHERE YOU GUYS, I MEAN, IT WAS HELPLESS.

GIVE US SOME INDICATION, BE HELPFUL TO US.

UH, WE GET, WE CAN, WE CAN LOOK AT YOU GUYS AS SOME, LIKE, AS ADVOCATES AND SAY, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SOME THINGS OUT IN, IN THE COMMUNITY THAT ARE JUST REALLY PERPLEXING US.

IT'S REALLY DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH.

UM, AS WE GO OUT AND WE COLLECT AND RICHARD CAN OBVIOUSLY SPEAK MORE TO THIS, THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE JUST REALLY, UM, TEXTING OUR RESOURCES AND, AND TEXTING OUR BUDGET.

THERE'S SOME THINGS THAT ARE REALLY DIFFICULT, UM, BECAUSE THE INDUSTRY IS CHANGING AND BECAUSE AUSTIN IS CHANGING.

UM, SO, UM, YOU KNOW, UM, YOU KNOW, WE, WE, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THESE THINGS THAT ARE COVERED IN THE COMMUNITIES YOU GUYS HAVE TALKED ABOUT, YOU KNOW, ARE, ARE REALLY DIFFICULT FOR US, SO THAT IT WOULD BE GOOD TO GET YOUR IDEAS AND GET SOME INDICATION OF, AND GIVE YOU GUYS SOME OTHER, UM, COMMUNITIES ARE DOING, UM, TO LOOK AT SOME OF THESE, THESE CHALLENGES.

CAUSE IT'S, IT'S, IT'S CHALLENGING RIGHT NOW.

SO IT'D BE GOOD TO GET, YOU KNOW, WHAT, YOU KNOW, SO WE CAN TELL YOU WHAT OTHER CITIES ARE DOING AND WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OTHER PLACES.

AND SOME OF THE CHALLENGES WE HAVE, SO WE CAN ALL, LIKE I SAID, BRAINSTORMING AND FIGURING OUT WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GO FORWARD IN THE ISSUE.

AND RICHARD CAN SPEAK, YOU KNOW, RICHARD, I DON'T WANT TO STEAL YOUR THUNDER OUT THERE AND GET ON CAMERA.

UH, YOU KNOW, I IT'S, YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S, IT'S REALLY HARD.

IT'S REALLY HARD FOR US RIGHT NOW.

AND WE COULD, YOU KNOW, USUALLY GUYS IS VERY VOCAL, VOCAL ADVOCATES, AND YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO BE MAKING SOME PLANS HERE THAT ARE GOING TO COME UP AND WE'RE GOING TO NEED YOU GUYS SPEAKING TO THEM ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT.

AND I KNOW YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN GREAT SUPPORTING US AND, AND YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO NEED YOU TO CONTINUE DOING THAT.

WE'LL HAVE THESE SESSIONS TOO.

SO WE'LL REALLY GET DOWN TO SOME OF THE NITTY GRITTY OF WHAT'S GOING ON.

SO I THINK THAT THAT'S, THIS WOULD BE A WAY TO CONTINUE TO GET MORE INVOLVED IN SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO DO, SOME OF OUR PLANS GOING FORWARD AND, YOU KNOW, WE'LL GET, YOU'LL GET MORE INFORMATION AS WE GO ALONG.

WELL, UM, IF I COULD SAY SOMETHING, SO TAMMY, WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE NITTY GRITTY, THAT, THAT SOUNDS SO IMPORTANT FOR US TO HEAR THAT.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, THERE'D BE NO JUDGMENT COMING FROM US.

IT'S JUST REALLY, IT'S REALLY GOOD INFORMATION BECAUSE WE'RE NOT WORKING IN THIS FIELD CONSTANTLY AND IT WOULD BE BETTER.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

THAT JUST SEEMS SO REAL AND AUTHENTIC.

YEAH.

WONDERFUL.

I WANTED TO TAKE ABOUT FOUR MORE MINUTES.

YES, WE DO.

I WANT TO TAKE ABOUT FOUR MORE MINUTES FOR THIS SESSION, AND THEN I WANT TO GET US ON TO THE NEXT QUESTION SO THAT WE HAVE AMPLE TIME TO DISCUSS THAT.

SO ARE THERE, IS ANYBODY ELSE WANT TO CHIME IN ABOUT THIS FIRST PART OF THE DISCUSSION? NO, I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY QUICKLY THAT I THINK THIS IS RIGHT ON THE MARK IN TERMS OF, UM, WHAT ARE THE DISCUSSIONS THAT WE NEED TO HAVE AND MORE PULLING THE RIGHT DISCUSSIONS OR THOSE DISCUSSIONS THAT, YOU KNOW, THE DEPARTMENT, UH, COULD BENEFIT FROM HAVING THE COMMISSION, YOU KNOW, HELP US PUSH FORWARD.

UM, AND MAYBE, UM, PROCESS FOR DOING THAT IS FOR US TO GENERATE A LIST OF THINGS.

CAN I THINK YOUR MISSION, UH, AND THEN YOU CAN LOOK AT THAT LIST AND THEN LET US KNOW.

CAN YOU REPEAT THAT LAST PART?

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WE LOST.

CAN YOU REPEAT IT FOR REPEAT THAT LAST PART? DID HE PHRASE AGAIN? YEAH.

KEN, CAN YOU TURN YOUR VIDEO OFF? MAYBE THAT MIGHT HELP.

I THINK WE LOST KEN.

I THINK SO TOO.

OKAY.

ANYBODY ELSE WANT TO CHIME IN JUST UNTIL WE GET SOME, GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE KEN COME BACK ON, IT SOUNDED POSITIVE WHEN HE WAS SAYING SOUNDED POSITIVE AND SUPPORTIVE OF THIS IDEA.

SO YES, IT DID.

THAT'S FUNNY.

OKAY.

WELL THEN I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD.

IF NOBODY ELSE HAS ANYTHING, I'M GOING TO ASK THAT WE GO BACK TO OUR POWERPOINT AND LET'S GO TO DISCUSSION PART TWO.

I'M GOING TO REVIEW THE SURVEY RESULTS FOR QUESTION TWO, WHICH COVERS THE AREAS FOR GROWTH THAT PEOPLE IDENTIFIED, ALL PARTICIPANTS IDENTIFIED, AND THEN I'M GOING TO OPEN THE FLOOR FOR 20 MINUTES OF DISCUSSION.

AND DURING THAT TIME, WHAT I WANT FOR US TO THINK ABOUT IS THIS QUESTION.

SO BASED ON THE SURVEY DATA, I WANT YOU TO PROPOSE IDEAS THAT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED TO ADDRESS THESE AREAS FOR GROWTH.

THINK IN TERMS OF IMMEDIATE IDEAS, SHORT TERM, WHICH IS THE NEXT SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR, AND THEN LONG-TERM, WHICH IS GOING TO BE OVER A YEAR AWAY.

SO AS WE'RE GOING OVER THE DATA, KEEP THAT IN MIND.

SO IDEAS FOR IMMEDIATE SHORT-TERM LONG-TERM OKAY, NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO THE SURVEY QUESTION, UM, REFERENCED AREAS FOR GROWTH, AND THERE WERE FIVE KEY AREAS THAT CAME UP IN THIS PART OF THE SURVEY.

THE FIRST ONE WAS RELATIONSHIP BUILDING AND THE OPPORTUNITIES TO BUILD TRUST.

LET'S MAKE AN ASSUMPTIONS, MORE KNOWLEDGE OF STAFF, INITIATIVES AND WORKLOAD, AND TO HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER, THE SECOND ONE WAS ONBOARDING INCLUDING RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS.

SO FOR NEW INCOMING MEMBERS, THERE'S NOT A LOT OF BACKGROUND INFORMATION STRUCTURED IN A WAY THAT ALLOWS THEM TO GET UP TO SPEED.

FOR EXAMPLE, WHO WERE THE PLAYERS IN THE CITY, WHAT RULES, REGULATIONS, DISCUSSIONS, UH, WHEN WE WEIGH IN WHAT'S THE BUDGETING PROCESS AND HOW DO WE PARTICIPATE? AND WHAT'S OUR ROLE.

THE THIRD AREA THAT CAME UP IN THE SURVEY FOR GROWTH WAS INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE TO HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE SOLID WASTE INDUSTRY ISSUES AND CHALLENGES.

THINK THIS IS SIMILAR TO WHAT COMMISSIONER MANAGERS BROUGHT UP, UM, TO INFORM COMMISSIONERS ABOUT SPECIFIC PROGRAMS THAT ALSO CAME UP IN OUR PREVIOUS DISCUSSION.

THE FOURTH AREA FOR GROWTH IS TECHNOLOGY.

WE JUST HAVE CONSTANT TECHNICAL ISSUES.

AND THE RECOMMENDATION WAS TO SEE IF WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO USE ANOTHER PLATFORM, SEE WHAT OPPORTUNITIES WE HAVE OUT THERE.

AND THEN THE FIFTH AREA WAS IN REGARDS TO MEETINGS.

SO REDUCE LAST MINUTE REQUESTS SO THAT WE CAN PROVIDE FULL RESPONSES TO HAVE MORE CLARITY ON ACTIONABLE ITEMS. I E HOW CAN THE TEAM MOVE GOALS FORWARD? WE WANT TO ADHERE TO DEADLINES TO HELP ENSURE THAT INFORMATION CAN BE SHARED TIMELY, TO GO OVER THE DIRECTORS REPORTS SUFFICIENTLY TO SEE IF IT'S POSSIBLE TO MEET AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION, AND THEN MEET QUORUM HAS BEEN CHALLENGING.

SO THESE ARE THE FIVE AREAS THAT CAME UP WITHIN OUR SURVEY AND WHAT I WANT TO DO NOW, IT IS SIX 41 IS I WANT TO OPEN THE FLOOR SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A GENERAL CONVERSATION ABOUT THESE AREAS.

CAN YOU ADVANCE TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE? SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT CAME UP IN CONVERSATIONS WITH LEADERSHIP AND IN, UM, THE SURVEY WE'RE HAVING REFRESHER TRAINING FOR COMMISSIONERS INCLUDE A VARIETY OF RESOURCES AND METHODOLOGIES TO MAKE ACCESSING INFORMATION EASIER.

FOR EXAMPLE, INFORMATION ABOUT RECORDS, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, WEBEX, CTM, RESET PASSWORDS, LIKE HOW TO DO THAT.

EMAIL ACCESS, RECORD ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF TEAM, UM, STAFF AND COMMISSION MEMBERS, AND POSSIBLY A TOOLKIT WITH BYLAWS ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES POSTING SYSTEM INFORMATION, QUICK EMAIL, UH, EMAIL, QUICK RESOURCE GUIDES TO HELP, UM, WITH SOME OF THE CHALLENGING ISSUES WITH LOGGING IN A SEMI-ANNUAL RETREATS.

WHAT ARE THESE GOING TO LOOK LIKE? IT'S A GOOD CONVERSATION PIECE FOR THIS NEXT PART.

UM, MAYBE A COMMUNICATION FLOW CHART OR AN ORG CHART WITH THE NAME, TITLE, ROLE SUMMARY AND FUN FACTS, UM, INFORMATION SHEET AS AGENDA BACKUP.

SO THIS IS SIMILAR TO WHAT WAS BROUGHT UP IN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MAYBE HAVE A STANDARD INFO SHEET OF ITEMS, UM, OF INFORMATION THAT'S GOING TO BE SHARED.

AND

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IF ANYTHING IS DIFFERENT THAN WE WOULD KNOW TO REQUEST THAT SPECIFIC INFORMATION, BUT THIS WAY WE HAVE A STANDARD OF WHAT SHARED ON EACH ITEM AND INFORMATION FLOW CHART, INFORMATION REQUESTS LISTS AT THE END OF EVERY MEETING, AND THEN A REFRESHER MEMO OF DIVISION ROLES, OR LIKE AN MOU FOR THE TEAM THIS WAY FOR NEW PEOPLE COMING ON BOARD.

UM, WE WOULD KNOW LIKE WHAT EACH DIVISION DOES, WHAT EACH ROLE IN THE COMMITTEE DOES, THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO NOW WHAT I WANT TO DO IS OPEN THE FLOOR FOR CONVERSATION, AND YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

I CAN TOGGLE BACK TO ANY OF THESE SLIDES, IF ANYBODY WANTS TO SEE THEM WHEN THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT WHATEVER THEIR IDEAL RECOMMENDATION IS.

BUT DURING THIS TIME, I WANT US TO TALK ABOUT THIS QUESTION BASED ON THE SURVEY DATA THAT WAS JUST PRESENTED PROPOSE IDEAS THAT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED TO ADDRESS THE AREAS FOR GROWTH.

THINK IN TERMS OF THINGS WE CAN DO IMMEDIATELY SHORT TERM AND LONGTERM, THE FLOOR IS OPEN.

WHO WOULD LIKE TO GO FIRST? WELL, I CAN GO AHEAD AND JUMP IN.

OOPS, THANK YOU, JERICHO.

UM, I'M I SOUNDS LIKE INFORMATION REPOSIT.

YEAH.

THIS IS YOUNG IN THIS CASE.

UM, THE INFORMATION REPOSITORY CONCEPT, UH, WHETHER THAT'S BACKGROUND OR INFORMATION FOR NEW MEMBERS OR NEW PERHAPS NEW TEAM MEMBERS AT, UM, AR UM, THAT SEEMS LIKE IT'D BE QUITE USEFUL TO HAVE THAT TYPE OF BACKGROUND INFORMATION, BUT HADN'T, UH, YEAH, I MEAN, I'M ALMOST THINKING SOMETHING LIKE A WIKI OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, WHICH COULD BE AVAILABLE PUBLICLY, FRANKLY.

UM, I LIKE THE IDEA OF THE ORG TRIED.

I MEAN, A LOT OF THIS, THE CONTENT THAT YOU'VE GOT LISTED HERE SEEMS LIKE IT COULD FIT QUITE WELL IN THAT.

UM, AND IT'S ALMOST LIKE RATHER THAN GOING THROUGH A HISTORICAL LIST OF EACH MEETING AND THEN TRYING TO FIND THE INFORMATION YOU WANT, HAVING IT STRUCTURED IN A WAY THAT WAS FAIRLY UP-TO-DATE COULD BE WORTHWHILE.

UM, SO THAT'S, I SUPPORT THAT ANYONE ELSE? YEAH.

TAMMY OR RICHARD, OR EVEN GINA, I MEAN, SOME OF THE OLDER, UH, STAFF MEMBERS, I, IF I RECALL, I THINK IT WAS A TIME AND WE DID HAVE OUR NEW COMMISSIONERS COMING ON BOARD.

WE DID HAVE KIND OF A LITTLE PACKAGE THAT PRETTY MUCH GAVE YOU THE BASICS AND INFORMATION ON WHAT THIS COMMISSION DOES, WHAT OUR GOALS ARE AND SOME OF THE MORE, UH, VITAL AND, AND, AND CHALLENGING ISSUES THAT WE'VE BEEN WE'VE HAD.

AND AGAIN, I'M GOING BACK YEARS AND YEARS, PROBABLY TO THE DAYS OF, UH, WILLIE RHODES.

AND, AND IT WAS, UH, I, AGAIN, MAYBE, MAYBE IT WAS A DREAM OR NIGHTMARE I HAD, BUT, UH, IT WAS A, IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW COMMISSIONERS TO ACTUALLY GET A QUICK READ ON, ON JUST THE PERTINENT INFORMATION AND WHAT WERE EXPECTED OR HARASSED TO HELP VIEW EVERY SINGLE MONTH.

I DON'T, THAT MIGHT'VE BEEN BEFORE MY TIME.

I THINK IT WAS BEFORE MY TIME.

I DON'T REMEMBER THAT.

I DON'T RECALL THAT PERSONALLY, THAT MAY BE BEFORE MY TIME.

UM, I JUST REMEMBER THE WORD I JUST MOVED THE WORK.

WAS THAT WHEN THE WORK PLANS WERE DONE FOR THE YEAR, CORRECT, WE WOULD.

YEAH.

AND THOSE WERE ACTUALLY VERY BENEFICIAL.

YEAH.

OKAY.

I REMEMBER THE WORK PLAN, SO YEAH, THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

I REMEMBER THOSE THAT YES, I DO REMEMBER.

YEAH.

AND I THINK THE CLERKS, I BELIEVE SOME OF THE THINGS YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, JERRY, THE CLERK'S OFFICE AND PART OF THE ONBOARDING FROM, TO ANY NEW BOARD OR COMMISSION MEMBER, I BELIEVE THIS OFFICE GOES OVER SOME OF THE, THE BASIC STUFF, BUT IT'S REALLY, HIGH-LEVEL LIKE BYLAWS PUBLIC INFORMATION AND KIND OF YOUR ROLE AS A COMMISSIONER AND WHAT YOUR LIMITATIONS ARE HONESTLY.

UM, AND I THINK NATALIE HAS SCHEDULED TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THAT, SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU GUYS HAVE, BUT I WOULD SAY, I THINK IT'S JUST A BASIC, EVEN OVERVIEW, EVEN IF IT'S THE FOLKS ON THIS, INCLUDING COMMISSIONERS OF WHO, WHO YOU ARE, WHAT'S YOUR KIND OF SCOPE OF WORK WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT AND, UH, FOR THE COMMISSIONERS, WHAT YOUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE ARE AND WHAT YOUR INTERESTS ARE IN TERMS OF ZERO WASTE.

WHY, WHY YOU DECIDED TO JOIN THIS COMMISSION AND WHAT YOUR TRUE PASSION IS.

SO THAT ALSO HELPS US AS WE GATHER INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH YOU IN THESE MEETINGS, JUST TO HAVE MORE CONTEXT.

SO WE'RE MEETING, MEETING YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND NEEDS.

AND ALSO LIKE TAMMY WAS TALKING ABOUT ENSURING THAT YOU GUYS CAN SERVE AS TRUE ADVOCATES FOR THE

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DEPARTMENT, FOR THE CITY OUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND HELP US ALL ACHIEVE ZERO WASTE, WHICH IS OUR COMMON GOAL HERE.

UM, AND I WILL SAY, I THINK BACK IN THE DAY WE DID MEET WITH NEW COMMISSIONERS.

OCCASIONALLY I KNOW I DID FOR MY TEAM TO JUST GO OVER SOME OF THE HISTORICAL LIKE POLICY WORK, UM, PARTICULARLY THOSE THAT WERE SERVING ON THE COMMITTEES.

SO IT'S BEEN KIND OF A MISH-MASH I THINK I DO REMEMBER WHEN WE USED TO WALK, SWEAT DOWN, SWEAT USED TO GO VISIT THE SERVICE CENTER.

UM, I USED TO COME UP TO RUTHERFORD.

I DO REMEMBER THAT THOSE WALKTHROUGHS USED TO HAPPEN AND WE USED TO VISIT THAT APARTMENT.

I REMEMBER THE OLDEST, THE GOOD OLD DAYS.

HUH? YEAH, YEAH.

I KNOW ALL THAT.

SO IN TERMS OF THE, UH, SOME OF THE THINGS IN THE, IN THE SURVEY, WE'RE LOOKING AT THE INFORMATION FOR CHARTS AND THAT SORT OF THING.

I MEAN, WE, WE, UH, THESE ARE PRETTY EASY THINGS TO DO.

UM, YOU KNOW, SO WE'RE LOOKING AT SOME OF THOSE AND I THINK THESE ARE, THESE ARE THINGS WE CAN PROVIDE RELATIVELY SIMPLY.

SO THESE ARE MAYBE, AND TO CHIME IN, I MEAN, I RECALL GOING UP FIELD TRIPS, LITERALLY ON FIELD TRIPS, UH, WITH, UH, WITH STAFF TO, TO VIEW POTENTIAL EQUIPMENT AND TO, TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND HOW A DIFFERENT COMMUNITY IS, IS ACHIEVING THEIR GOALS, GOING TO CALIFORNIA, TO LOOK FOR MURPHY EQUIPMENT BACK IN THE OLD DAYS, WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT A NEW MURPH OVERALL TOWN.

I REMEMBER THAT TOO.

AND IT WAS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, IT WAS, IT WAS A VOLUNTEER THING.

YOU PAID YOUR OWN WAY, WHICH WAS GREAT, BUT YOU LEARNED, AND YOU UNDERSTOOD WHAT, UH, WHAT THE GOAL WAS AND WHAT WE WERE THERE TO, TO ACCOMPLISH.

IT CERTAINLY HELPED A, A MEMBER OF THIS COMMISSION HAVE A GREATER INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT, UH, WHAT WE'RE DOING.

BUT ANYWAY, UM, I'D LIKE TO ADD THAT, UM, I THINK REALLY GOOD IDEAS.

AND MAYBE WHEN WE GET DONE WITH THIS VIRUS, WE CAN DO SOME IN-PERSON THINGS LIKE THAT.

ALSO.

I REALLY WANT TO BE, UH, I REALLY WANT TO BE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER IN SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE GOING ON.

UH, AND I THINK THAT WOULD HELP ME FEEL MORE CONNECTED IN, I WOULD LEARN MORE, I BELIEVE ALSO, AND HOPEFULLY GIVE, UM, MORE.

AND THEN I WONDER BEFORE I STOP, I WANTED TO ADDRESS THE SEMI RETREATS.

AND I THINK THAT'S A GREAT IDEA, CAUSE I THINK WE'VE HAD SOME GOOD IDEAS COME UP ALREADY, BUT I THINK THAT JUST HUMAN NATURE AND ALL EVERYONE'S SO BUSY THAT WE'RE GOING TO FORGET SOME OF THIS OR WE'RE GOING TO, SO I THINK IF WE DID IT SEMIANNUALLY, BE GOOD.

AND I THINK AS FAR AS THE, THE FUN PART IS CONCERNED, ALTHOUGH I'M NOT THE ONE THAT SUGGESTED THE FUN PART, BUT IF WE'RE GOING TO DO FUN AND MAYBE WHEN WE HAVE ONE ABROAD RETREATS IN PERSON, UH, MAYBE WE CAN BRING FOOD AND MAYBE THE COMMISSIONERS WOULD BRING MOST OF THE FOOD FOR EVERYONE.

IT COULD BE FOOD THAT WE RESCUE.

WE CAN DO SOME RECOVERY TOGETHER, BUT NOT OUT OF THE GREEN CONTAINER.

OKAY.

THAT'S HILARIOUS, AMANDA.

I HAVE TO SAY.

UM, AND NOW I FEEL LIKE I CAN ADMIT THIS BECAUSE I'VE BEEN ON THE COMMISSION A NUMBER OF YEARS, BUT I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON MY FIRST YEAR.

I MEAN, I TRULY DID NOT.

I WENT THROUGH THE TRAINING.

I HAD A, I HAVE A BINDER WITH A MASTER PLAN, BUT IT WAS A LOT OF FIGURING OUT AS I MOVED ALONG, LIKE, OKAY, WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT UNITS? WHAT IS EACH ONE DOING? UM, WHY ARE SOME RFPS IN THIS FORMAT? AND SOME OF THE OTHER, LIKE IT WAS A PROCESS TO GET TO BE, YOU KNOW, AT LEAST SOMEWHAT COMPETENT AND UNDERSTANDING WHAT WAS GOING ON.

UM, SO ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP ONBOARD OUR NEW COMMISSIONERS I THINK WOULD BE HELPFUL.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY, UM, WAS VISITING THE, UH, DOING A TOUR AND DOING A RIDE ALONG AND, UH, GOING THROUGH, YOU KNOW, GOING THROUGH THE HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY, UNDERSTANDING WHAT WAS GOING ON THERE.

SO, YOU KNOW, WE'RE IN A SPACE NOW WHERE THE PRE HAVING THAT HAPPEN ISN'T POSSIBLE, BUT TO THE EXTENT THAT IT DOESN'T MAKE THINGS TOO DIFFICULT FOR OPERATIONS, IT DOESN'T MAKE THINGS, YOU KNOW, ADD A LOT OF WORK, UM, TO YOUR ALL'S PLATE TO INCLUDE US IN SOME OF THOSE OPPORTUNITIES.

I THINK THAT GOES A LONG WAY.

UM, IN, IN HELPING COMMISSIONERS, IT CERTAINLY HELPED ME UNDERSTAND OPERATIONS A LOT BETTER.

UM, AND I'M JUST GOING TO THROW THIS OUT THERE.

IF YOU ARE EVER DOING A WASTE AUDIT, I AM DOWN, I REALLY WANT TO DO ONE.

I WANT TO BE INVOLVED.

I IT'S, MAYBE THAT'S NOT A TYPICAL THING, BUT IF THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO JUST WATCH HOW, EVEN HOW THAT HAPPENS, UM, I WOULD, I THINK THAT WOULD BE VERY, YOU KNOW, GOOD PRACTICAL

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EXPERIENCE TO HAVE, THAT WOULD INFORM MY EXPECTATIONS FOR WHAT KIND OF DATA YOU GET FROM THAT.

UM, SO YEAH, ANY OF THOSE THINGS REALLY DO HELP A LOT.

I SAY THE SAME THING.

I'M ALWAYS SAYING, CALL ME, I WANT TO HELP.

NICE.

ANYONE ELSE? DO WE WANT TO GO BACK TO THE OTHER SLIDE? I LIKE TO GO BACK TO THE OTHER SLIDE, UH, SPECIFICALLY, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD A CONVERSATION SEVERAL TIMES ABOUT THE DIRECTOR'S REPORT AND EXACTLY WHAT YOU EXPECT TO SEE FROM THE DIRECTOR'S REPORT, HOW MUCH INFORMATION OUT OF IT.

SO, UH, I GUESS THE QUESTION FROM ME ON THIS ONE IS, UH, WHAT, WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE? WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE HOW MUCH OF IT, AND, AND IN WHAT FORMAT IS THAT JUST A FARMER STATION GOING THROUGH EACH OF THE ITEMS? IS IT JUST MORE DETAIL ABOUT THE ITEMS IN THE REPORT OR WHAT HAPPENED? GREAT.

THE QUESTION CAN, WHO WANTS TO CHIME IN, I THANK YOU, JERRY.

OH, I CAN CHIME IN LITERALLY AND JUST STATE THAT THE DIRECTOR'S REPORT WONDERFUL.

IF YOU, IF YOU CAN QUANTIFY AND UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT AND TO, UH, TO AMANDA'S POINT AND, AND SOME OF THE OTHERS, I MEAN, SOME OF THE NEW, NEW MEMBERS, THOSE ARE JUST NUMBERS.

IF THEY DON'T QUITE UNDERSTAND WHAT THOSE NUMBERS REPRESENT.

SO I DON'T KNOW, JUST MY 2 CENTS, PERHAPS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WHAT THIS, WHAT THIS, UH, GROUP OF NUMBERS REPRESENTS AND WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH A GOOD SET AND A BAD SET OF NUMBERS, BUT JUST AN UNDERSTANDING THE FIRST, UH, I MEAN, I, I CAN TELL YOU, I MEAN, I HAD A COUPLE OF THE NEWER MEMBERS YEARS AGO, JUST CONFUSED.

I MEAN, GREAT NUMBERS.

DOES THAT MEAN WE'RE DOING GREAT OR DOES THIS MEAN WE'RE, WE'RE, YOU KNOW, NOT DOING SO WELL, THE FINANCIAL NUMBERS, YOU KIND OF KNOW WHEN, WHEN RED IS RED AND GREEN IS DRAINING AND THAT THAT'S THE EASY PART, IT'S THE DIVERSION NUMBERS AND ALL THIS OTHER GOOD STUFF.

WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN FOR THE PROGRAM? IF WE GET INTO WHAT WE WANT TO GET AND THAT'S NOT TO OVERSIMPLIFY, BUT, UH, YOU KNOW, MAYBE SOME OF THE FOLKS WHO DON'T DEAL WITH THIS EVERY SINGLE DAY THAT WOULD MAYBE BE BENEFICIAL.

YEAH.

I THINK THE OTHER THING TO BUILD ON THAT, UM, I FEEL LIKE THERE'S A LOT OF GREAT INFORMATION, BUT FOR SURE, PULLING OUT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OR SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU WERE KIND OF KNOW SPECIFICALLY WORKING ON OR CONCERNED ABOUT OR EXCITED ABOUT, UM, LIKE THAT TYPE OF INFORMATION IS HELPFUL.

I FEEL LIKE THE LAST FEW MEETINGS ON THE DIRECTOR'S REPORT, IT'S LIKE, HERE IT IS.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS? AND I THINK IT'D BE HELPFUL FOR, UH, THE COMMISSIONERS FOR YOU TO KIND OF HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU'RE SPECIFICALLY INTERESTED IN.

RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

UH, KATHY ALSO, YES.

CAN, UM, UH, THANK YOU FOR ASKING THAT QUESTION.

UH, I CAN, I THINK CERTAINLY WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT WE REALLY WANT TO KNOW.

UH, TAMMY TALKED EARLIER ABOUT THE NITTY GRITTY OF THINGS, UH, OBSTACLES, UH, ALL KINDS.

UM, SO THAT WOULD BE GOOD IF THEY HADN'T ALREADY BEEN COVERED.

I THINK THAT WAS REALLY HELPFUL FOR US TO KNOW, UH, JUST PERSPECTIVE ON A LOT OF DIFFERENT ISSUES, MAYBE, UH, SOME OF THE FORWARD THINKING THAT, THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING AND THAT HASN'T COME TO, UH, HASN'T COME UP BEFORE.

THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO KNOW.

THANK YOU.

I THINK KATHY, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU.

I CAN HEAR, CAN YOU HEAR ME? I CAN HEAR YOU NOW.

OH, YOU'RE ON MUTE NOW.

YOU'RE BACK.

OKAY.

OH, DID YOU HEAR ANY OF WHAT I SAID? I HEARD MOST OF IT, BUT THEN I THINK YOU SAID A LAST LINE THAT I COULDN'T, THERE WAS NO SOUND COMING THROUGH.

I'LL BE DARN.

OKAY.

UM, SO ANY FORWARD, THANK YOU KNOW, THAT, UH, THAT YOU WANT TO DISCUSS WITH US, UH, MAYBE AREAS YOU WANTED TO, YOU WERE GOING TO LOOK INTO MORE, UM, MAYBE ANYTHING FROM THE CITY COUNCIL, ANY KIND OF, UH, IF YOU FEEL LIKE THINGS ARE GOING IN A CERTAIN DIRECTION THAT WOULD AFFECT THE DEPARTMENT, UH, WOULD BE HELPFUL.

THANK YOU, CATHY.

SHIRLEY, ANYONE ELSE? WHO'S NEXT

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OUTSIDE.

WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT TECH PROBLEMS AND GOING TO A NEW LOCATION.

UM, I GUESS I'M NOT SURE.

I I'VE SEEN A LITTLE BIT OF A PROBLEM LOSING AUDIO, THE AUDIO NOT BEING TIED TOGETHER.

UH, I DON'T MIND THE LOCATION.

I DUNNO.

JUST INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM PEOPLE AS TO WHAT THE, WHAT THE ISSUES ARE THERE.

DOES ANYONE WANT TO CHIME IN THE QUESTION ON THE FLOOR IF ANYONE WANTS TO CHIME IN ABOUT LOCATION TECHNICAL ISSUES? I MEAN, UH, I, I THINK I'M FRUSTRATED WITH THE TECHNICAL ISSUES, BUT I, I DON'T KNOW THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF, UH, OPTIONS BECAUSE WE HAVE TO USE THIS PARTICULAR PLATFORM, YOU KNOW, FOR CITY BUSINESS.

SO THAT'S, IT IS VERY FRUSTRATING.

UM, I'VE APPRECIATED THAT WE'VE, YOU KNOW, EXTENDED EACH OTHER A LOT OF HELP AND UNDERSTANDING IN THIS, BUT YEAH, IT, IT, IT'S A FRUSTRATION POINT AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SOLUTION IS.

UM, AS LONG AS WE'RE CONTINUING TO USE WEBEX, UNFORTUNATELY, CORRECT.

I HAVE TO AGREE WITH THE PREVIOUS COMMISSIONERS.

THIS HAS BEEN A CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT TO NEGOTIATE AT TIMES, WEBEX AND, UH, AGAIN, COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF, YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY UNDERSTANDING OF SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT WE'VE, THAT WE'VE HAD.

AND, AND AGAIN, IT'S NOT THE SAME AS BEING FACE TO FACE AND BEING ABLE TO ADDRESS EACH OTHER.

BUT, UH, THERE ARE, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT PLATFORMS OUT THERE THAT I THINK WOULD BETTER SERVE THIS, THIS, UH, VIRTUAL MEETING NEED WHAT THEY ARE OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

I, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW, BUT I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN A VIEW AND THEY'RE, THEY'RE WONDERFUL.

THEY'RE GREAT.

UM, I'LL ADD, I FEEL LIKE I'VE NOTICED A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN KIND OF COMMUNITY, UH, DIALOGUE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, UH, SINCE WE MOVED TO WEBEX, UM, AND OBVIOUSLY CORONAVIRUS AND THE PANDEMIC AND EVERYTHING THERE, UH, OTHER CHALLENGES IN THE WORLD THAT ARE KIND OF MORE IMPORTANT TO FOLKS RIGHT NOW, THEN THERE'S ZERO WASTE COMMISSION.

BUT, UH, I DO FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW, TRADITIONALLY WHEN WE WERE IN PERSON, WE WOULD GET QUITE A BIT OF KIND OF PUBLIC COMMENT, TERRY, UH, AND WE HAVEN'T SEEN THAT.

SO SOME ADDITIONAL EFFORT IN, UH, GETTING, YOU KNOW, THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS, UH, ASSOCIATED WITH, OR, YOU KNOW, FAMILIAR WITH WEBEX.

I THINK IT'S A PLATFORM THAT IS VERY MUCH USED IN ENTERPRISE, BUT NOT USED IN KIND OF A STANDARD, UH, INTERACTION AMONGST COMMUNITY MEMBERS, RIGHT.

UH, SOMETHING LIKE ZOOM OR EVEN, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE DIFFERENT PLATFORMS OUT THERE, BUT PROVIDING SOME SUPPORT TO GET, UH, TO ALLOW FOR THAT COMMUNITY INPUT, I THINK WOULD BE IMPORTANT.

UM, CAUSE WE'RE, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THE BENEFIT OF STAFF HELPING US TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO IT.

UH, BUT THEY DON'T ALWAYS HAVE THAT BENEFIT OVER SEVERAL MONTHS.

RIGHT.

UH, SO I THINK JUST, YOU KNOW, PUTTING A LITTLE MORE THOUGHT INTO THAT PIECE WOULD BE IMPORTANT.

YEAH.

UNFORTUNATELY, WELL, I DON'T THINK WE DISAGREE WITH ANY OF THAT, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE STANDARD PLATFORM THAT THE CITY USES AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S TAKEN US A WHILE TO LEARN TO NAVIGATE IT, UH, AS BEST WE CAN AS WELL.

UM, AND SO, UM, HOPEFULLY I GUESS, YOU KNOW, AS JARED MENTIONED EARLIER, I ASSUME IT WILL BE OUT FROM UNDER COVID AND WE CAN ACTUALLY HAVE THESE MEETINGS IN PERSON AGAIN, UM, ALL THAT TO SAY, I DON'T KNOW THAT WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHANGE AND USE ANYTHING OTHER THAN WEBEX IS, IS I GUESS WHAT I'M GETTING AT.

AND SO, UH, YEAH, WE, WE SHARE THE, SOME OF THE SAME ISSUES.

UH, IT IS THE PLATFORM, UH, OF THE DAY AND WE JUST CONTINUE TO TRY TO MAKE THE BEST OF IT.

AND, UH, HOPEFULLY IF WE ENDED UP HAVING TO USE IT FOR A LONGER, WE'LL HAVE A BETTER ABILITY TO MAKE IT EASY, TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR FOLKS TO GET ACCESS.

HMM.

THANK YOU, KEN.

THANK