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ALL RIGHT.

VERY WELL.

THANK YOU, ED.

GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

AND THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR THIS APRIL MEETING OF THE CAP METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

I'LL CALL OUR MEETING TO ORDER.

TODAY IS MONDAY, APRIL 26TH, AND THE TIME IS FOUR.

I'M SORRY, 1206.

UH, AS USUAL BEFORE WE GET STARTED A COUPLE OF LOGISTICAL REMINDERS, PLEASE KEEP YOUR MICROPHONE ON MUTE UNLESS YOU'RE SPEAKING.

AND THEN TRY TO REMEMBER TO MUTE YOURSELF AGAIN WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED ALSO, UH, AS HAS BECOME OUR CUSTOM, WHEN VOTING ITEMS COME UP, I'LL BE ASKING BOARD MEMBERS FOR A VERBAL VOTE OF URINATE ON EACH ITEM, UH, INDIVIDUALLY, UM, AND BOARD MEMBERS.

UH, ONCE AGAIN, THE REMINDER THAT IN ORDER TO FULLY COMPLY WITH TEXAS LAWS ON REMOTE MEETINGS, WE'LL NEED YOU TO STAY VISIBLE BY LEAVING YOUR CAMERA ON AT ALL TIMES POSSIBLE.

AND IN PARTICULAR, UH, WHEN IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO CAST A VOTE, OUR FIRST, UH, AGENDA

[ I. Public Comment]

ITEM TODAY IS PUBLIC COMMENT.

I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE SEVERAL COMMUNITY LEADERS WITH US, UH, IN THE MEETING TODAY, WHO'D LIKE TO SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR DISCUSSION ITEMS, THE APTA PEER REVIEW ON PUBLIC SAFETY.

UM, AND SO, UH, WE'LL BEGIN HERE.

UM, AND AS I CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE, OF COURSE, ON MUTE YOURSELF AND THEN YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK.

UM, FIRST ON MY LIST IS MR. PAYNE, OUR ATU LEADER, THE FLOOR IS YOURS.

UH, LIKE, UH, FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO SAY HI TO ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS THAT I HAVEN'T SEEN IN A WALL.

UM, THE SUBJECT THAT I WANTED TO SPEAK ON BRIEFLY WAS, UH, ATU SUPPORT FOR CAPITAL METRO, MOVING IN THE DIRECTION OF TRYING TO GET THEIR OWN TRANSIT POLICE.

H U DEFINITELY 100% IS IN SUPPORT OF THAT FOR VARIOUS REASONS.

ONE ACCOUNTABILITY, TWO, I THINK IT WOULD PROVIDE A BETTER ASSISTANCE TO OUR OPERATORS AND MECHANICS WHEN THEY'RE OUT THERE.

UH, SO MANY TIMES I HEAR ABOUT TIMES AND WHAT THE POLICE CAN AND CANNOT DO ONCE THEY GET THERE.

AND, UH, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT CAPITOL METRO SHOWS US THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO BE RESPONSIBLE TOWARDS THE OPERATIONS CAUSE WE ALL IN IT TOGETHER.

AND I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO MOVE THIS WAY TOWARD TRANSIT POLICE.

AND WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED SO FAR WITH THE PEER REVIEW.

WE'VE MET WITH SOME PEOPLE I'VE HAD, I'VE USED REGULAR OPERATORS.

UH, GARDNER HAS BEEN REALLY GOOD ABOUT KEEPING US INFORMED AND I APPRECIATE THAT FROM MR. CLARK AND DADDY ON DOING THAT.

SO I DON'T HAVE REALLY ANYTHING ELSE TO SAY, BUT 80 IS DEFINITELY IN SUPPORT OF THAT.

AND HOPEFULLY THE BOARD WILL GO, YOU KNOW, WHEN IT'S TIME TO VOTE TO, TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

THANK YOU.

OH, GO AHEAD.

I DIDN'T MEAN TO CUT YOU OFF, SO I'M DONE.

THAT'S IT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US AND I'M NOT SEEING ANY OF OUR OTHER SPEAKERS JUST YET.

SHOULD WE GO ON AND COME BACK? I AM NOT EITHER.

YANIST DO YOU HAVE AN UPDATE FOR US ON OUR GUEST? UH, I'M WAITING TO SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH NELSON AND DR.

UH, PIERCE BURNETT.

SHE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT, UH, BUT SHE HAS SOME COMMENTS THAT SHE LEFT WITH GARDNER KATE GARDNER.

DO YOU WANT TO BRING THOSE TO US AT THIS TIME AND THEN WE'LL MOVE ON AND COME BACK AND PICK UP MR. LINDER AND REVEREND HORTON.

YES, SIR.

ABSOLUTELY.

I'D BE GLAD TO SHARE A QUOTE THAT, UH, DR.

PIERCE BURNETTE, UH, WHO IS A HOUSTON TILLOTSON, UH, PRESIDENT HAS PROVIDED, AND SHE SENDS HER APOLOGIES ONCE AGAIN, BUT SHE SAYS IN HER QUOTE, I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO GET COMMUNITY COMMUNITY POLICING, RIGHT.

AND TO DO IT IN-HOUSE AS WE GROW, I'M HIGHLY ENCOURAGED BY WHAT I'VE READ AND LOVED THE IDEA OF THE AMBASSADORS AND QUOTE.

THANK YOU GARDNER.

THANK YOU, SIR.

AND IF YOU WILL, OR, UH, YONIS, IF YOU'LL LET ME KNOW WHEN OUR OTHER SPEAKERS HAVE ARRIVED, UH WE'LL UH, UM, WORK THEM IN AS WE GO THROUGH OUR AGENDA.

YES, SIR.

UH, MEANTIME THEN, UH, WE'LL MOVE ON TO OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATES

[ II. Advisory Committee Updates]

AND, UH, YEAH, UNLESS YOU HAVE THE FLOOR.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

UH, CHAIRMAN COOPER, UH, PRESIDENT CLARK BOARD MEMBERS AND OUR ESTEEM, JESS, I AM YONIS BANKS, UH, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR FOR CAP TO CAPITAL METRO.

UM, WE'LL GIVE YOU THE UPDATE FOR THE ACCESS COMMITTEE FIRST,

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UH, WAS A PRODUCTIVE MEETING.

UH, THEY WERE GIVEN AN UPDATE ON PROJECT CONNECT, UM, WHERE WE'RE STANDING NOW, UM, WHICH WASN'T TOO MUCH, UH, YOU KNOW, UH, DID LET THEM KNOW ABOUT THE CAC APPOINTMENT, UH, THAT THEY DID HAVE, UH, THAT THEY WERE UPDATED ABOUT THIS JUNE SERVICE CHANGE, WHICH IS PRETTY MUCH GOING TO BE THE SAME SERVICE WHERE I'M RUNNING NOW, UH, WITH NO REAL CHANGES THERE.

THEY WERE GIVEN AN UPDATE ON THAT NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER, WHICH I BELIEVE Y'ALL HAD AN UPDATE LAST MONTH ABOUT, UH, JUST SOME OF THE UPGRADES WE'RE DOING THERE AND THE IMPROVEMENTS, UH, AND JONATHAN TANZER AND, UH, WAS GIVING THEM AN IT UPDATE.

UH, SO JUST LEARNING MORE ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH THE APP, WHAT WE'RE LOOKING TO DO MORE ON THE BACKEND ON THE INSIDE, AS WELL AS, UH, YOU KNOW, WITH THE NEW, UH, TAP CARS, WE'RE LOOKING TO ROLL OUT AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

UM, AND SO THAT WAS PRETTY IT FOR ACCESS COMMITTEE, UH, FOR C SAC, THEY ALSO GET THE PROJECT CONNECT UPDATE, UH, AND THEY DECIDED WHO WOULD BE THEIR CAC APPOINTMENT.

UM, THEY WERE UPDATED ABOUT THE GENERAL SERVICE CHANGE AS WELL.

THEY ALSO WOULD GIVE THEM THE UPDATE FOR THE NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER AND THE SAME, UH, IT UPDATES.

SO THEY CAN JUST BE FAMILIAR, UM, WITH WHAT WE'RE DOING.

AND THEY DID ASK FOR FEEDBACK FROM BOTH COMMITTEES ON THE IT UPDATE JUST ABOUT ANY, YOU KNOW, ANY GROUPS NEED TO MAKE SURE WE REACH OUT TO, UH, SO THEY ARE AWARE AND MAYBE EVEN HAVING SOME FOLKS HELP TEST, UM, THE CHANGES THAT WE'RE DOING, UH, AND WITH THAT, THAT IS THE UPDATE.

UH, THANK YOU, MR. BANKS, ANY QUESTIONS? NONE VERY WELL.

THANK YOU.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

GOOD TO SEE YOU AS WELL.

GLAD YOU FILLED THEM BETTER.

THANK YOU.

UH, NEXT WE'LL HAVE OUR BOARD COMMITTEE

[ III. Board Committee Updates]

UPDATES, UH, FINANCE, UH, DID NOT MEET AND I THINK, UH, LIKEWISE CAMPO DID NOT MEET LAST MONTH.

AND SO, UH, CHAIR KITCHEN, COULD YOU GIVE US AN UPDATE PLEASE? ON OPERATIONS PLANNING AND SAFETY? UH, YES.

UH, WE HAD, UM, OUR MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE 14TH OF APRIL, AND WE TOOK ACTION ON THE, UM, CONTRACT FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER AND RECOMMENDED IT TO BE ON OUR CONSENT AGENDA, WHICH I THINK IT'S ON FOR TODAY.

UH, WE ALSO GOT A BRIEFING ON THE PICKUP SERVICE GUIDELINES, AS WELL AS AN OPERATIONS PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW, UH, WITH REGARD TO THE, UH, CONTRACT FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER.

UNDER THAT ITEM, WE HAD SOME CONVERSATIONS OF, FOR AN IDENTIFIED, UM, DESIRE FOR A FUTURE BREEDING BRIEFING FOR THE WHOLE BOARD, WHICH I THINK, UM, UH, MR. CLARK HAD SAID THAT HE WAS PLANNING, UH, BUT THAT WAS RELATED TO WHAT, WHAT ARE THE FEDERAL PARAMETERS THAT ARE ESTABLISHED FOR THINGS LIKE, UM, OUR CONTRACTING WITH MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES, UM, AND ALSO WHAT ARE THE FEDERAL PARAMETERS RELATED TO, UM, BENEFITS, UM, HEALTH INSURANCE, OTHER KINDS OF BENEFITS THAT WE MIGHT EXPECT FROM OUR SUBCONTRACTORS.

SO WE JUST HAD A BRIEF CONVERSATION ABOUT THAT DURING THE COMMITTEE AND IDENTIFIED OUR DESIRE FOR MORE INFORMATION AROUND THAT.

AND I THINK MR. CLARK MENTIONED THAT AT A FUTURE CAP METRO BOARD MEETING, THAT WOULD BE AN ITEM FOR BRIEFING.

SO, UM, I DON'T RECALL ANYTHING ELSE, UH, FROM THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE, DO MY COLLEAGUES ON THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE WANT TO SPEAK TO ANYTHING ELSE THAT WE DISCUSSED? IT'S LIKE NOT.

OKAY.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

CHAIR KITCHEN, UH, BOARD MEMBER STRATTON.

DO YOU HAVE AN UPDATE FOR US FROM THE ATB BOARD? YEAH.

YES, I DO.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN, GOOD AFTERNOON BOARD MEMBERS, UH, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND A STAFF, UH, IN ATTENDANCE.

UM, JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU A BRIEF UPDATE AS TO WHERE THINGS STAND WITH ATP.

UH, JUST AS A QUICK REMINDER, THERE'S ALREADY A SCHEDULED AGENDA ITEM ON OUR AGENDA FOR TAT METRO TODAY THAT WE'LL HAVE A MORE IN DEPTH BRIEFING AND UPDATE ABOUT WHERE THINGS STAND ON THE PROJECT CONNECT AS WELL AS A REVIEW OF THE INTEGRATED FINANCIAL MODEL.

UH, BUT WITH THAT SAID, I'LL GIVE YOU KIND OF A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF, OF, YOU KNOW, WHERE THINGS STAND RIGHT NOW WITH JUST, UH, SOME OF OUR OTHER ACTIVITIES AND MEETINGS AND THINGS.

UM, BOARD ACTIONS TODAY, JUST AS A KIND OF A BROAD OVERVIEW BACK IN JANUARY, WE APPROVED OUR BUDGET AND THE INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH CAP METRO IN FEBRUARY.

UH, WE APPROVED THE INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY TO SUPPORT PROJECT CONNECT, UH, AND THE PROJECT CONNECT SUPPORT OFFICE THAT, UH, IS RUN BY THE CITY AND ALSO THE AGREEMENT TO JOIN THE STATE PURCHASING COOPERATIVE.

UH, IN MARCH WE APPROVED THE ATP

[00:10:01]

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHARTERS, AND ALSO THE GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN FOR ANTI DISPLACEMENT, UH, FUNDS.

UH, MOST RECENTLY HERE AT THE APRIL BOARD MEETING, WE APPROVED THE ATP ETHICS CONFLICTS AND NON-DISCLOSURE POLICY.

AND THE GOAL OF THIS POLICY IS TO PREVENT ANY CONFLICTS OF INTEREST WITHIN THE ATP AND TO PROMOTE A ETHICAL, TRANSPARENT BEHAVIOR WITHIN THE NEW ORGANIZATION.

IT'S A I'LL NOTE, VERY SIMILAR TO THE POLICY THAT WE AS MEMBERS OF THE CAP METRO BOARD OPERATE UNDER AS WELL, UH, RELATED TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

UH, THIS TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY ATP IS GOING TO BE HOSTING A SERIES OF STATION ALIGNMENT, VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

THIS IS REALLY GOING TO KIND OF START DIGGING INTO A LITTLE BIT MORE OF THE, THE DETAILS WITHIN THE ACTUAL BLUE AND ORANGE LINES, WHERE WE'RE GOING TO START LOOKING AT THE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING TIMELINES FOR THAT WILL ACTUAL LIGHT RAIL STATIONS OR LOCATIONS, CONFIGURATIONS, UH, PRINCIPLES, THE BASICS OF THE PLANNING AND OPERATION OF, OF THE ACTUAL STATION ACCESSIBILITY AND CUSTOMER AMENITIES AND THINGS.

UM, NEXT MONTH, UH, ATP STAFF IS GOING TO START BRINGING BACK TO THE, UH, BOTH THE ATP BOARD AND THEN ALSO TO, UH, THE, UM, AND, UH, UH, ELECTED OFFICIALS AS WELL AS ORANGE AND BLUE LINE STAKEHOLDERS AND THE CAP METRO BOARD AS WELL, VIRTUAL TOURS OF THE BLUE LINE BETWEEN, UH, THE AIRPORT AND REPUBLIC SQUARE AT, UH, OUR NEXT REGULAR NEXT MONTH, REGULAR MEETINGS.

SO THAT SHOULD BE REALLY EXCITING FOR BOTH ATP AND ALSO FOR US AS A CAP METRO AS A WHOLE, UH, UPDATE ON THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE APPLICATION PROCESS WAS CONCLUDED, UH, CLOSED BACK IN FEBRUARY AND THE JOINT CITY COUNCIL AND CAP METRO BOARD NOMINATING COMMITTEE PRESENTED THEIR REPORTS.

AND IN MARCH, UH, BOTH BODIES DID, UH, APPROVE THE ROSTER.

AND THE FIRST MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE IS SCHEDULED TO OCCUR TODAY THIS AFTERNOON, THIS EVENING, AS A MATTER OF FACT, UM, MEMBERS OF THAT COMMITTEE THAT WERE APPROVED THAT HAD BEEN APPOINTED BY THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE WERE, UH, SUSANNA ALMANZA.

AND FORGIVE ME IF I, IF I DON'T GET THE NAMES, RIGHT, I APOLOGIZE FOR PRONUNCIATION SUSANA ALMANZA I WASTE IS, ARE, UH, WOW.

PAULO CONLEY, GRETCHEN FLATO, THEODORE FONG, JEREMY HENDRIX, RENEE LOPEZ, RIHANNA, SNITCH, LER, AND, UH, ALEX KARNER IS EX-OFFICIO, UH, THAT IS IN ADDITION TO THE MEMBERS THAT WERE ALREADY SELECTED, THAT WERE PART OF THE, UH, THE VARIOUS ADVISORY COMMITTEE BODIES TO CAP METRO, AND ALSO, UH, THE, UH, VARIOUS BODIES THAT WERE PART OF THE, UH, THE, THE CITY THAT WERE PART OF THE, THE, ON THE AUSTIN CITY OF AUSTIN SIDE.

UM, ALSO TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

THE, UH, APPLICATION PROCESS CLOSED ON FRIDAY FOR THE ENGINEERING ARCHITECTURE, UH, CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AND THE PLANNING, SUSTAINABILITY EQUITY AND DBE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

THE BOARD LIAISONS OF ATP ARE GONNA BE REVIEWING THOSE APPLICATIONS.

UH, WE HAD OVER 25 COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS THAT DID APPLY AND, UH, ATP BOARD LIAISONS ARE GOING TO BE PRESENTING THOSE NOMINEES FOR ATP BOARD APPROVAL AT OUR NEXT MEETING ON MAY 19TH, UH, THE WORKING GROUPS CONTINUE TO MEET THOSE ARE THE STAFF WORKING GROUPS THAT ARE MEETING, UH, WITH VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS ACROSS THE PROJECTS, UH, COLLABORATING WITH FOLKS IN DOWNTOWN SOUTH CONGRESS, IN GUADALUPE AS WELL.

AND, UM, IN ADDITION, STARTUP PROCESS GOING ON, UH, CONTINUE THE STAFFING UP.

THE, UH, ATP HAS NOW MOVED UP TO 18 TEAM STAFF MEMBERS, INCLUDING, UH, AND THAT INCLUDES THE S WHAT WE CALL THE SUCCONDED CAPITAL METRO STAFF MEMBERS, OR FOLKS THAT HAVE MOVED OVER THERE FROM CAP METRO.

THERE ARE 12 POSTED POSITIONS IN THE ATP JOBS WEBSITE, AND MORE OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE POSTED AS WE ADVANCE FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD AND PROCESS IN PLACES LIKE, UH, IN PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT, ENGINEERING, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, BOARD RELATIONS WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN COORDINATION ON THAT SIDE OF THE EQUATION UNDER A BAUDETTE, UH, THE CITY'S PROJECT CONNECT OFFICE CONTINUES TO STAFF UP AS WELL WITH ITS TECHNICAL CAPACITY AND WORK WITH ATP ON THE, UH, FUTURE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT TOPICS, INCLUDING COORDINATION AND PERMITTING FOR UTILITIES RIGHT AWAY AND MORE.

UH, THERE'S ALSO BEEN MOVEMENT ON THE FEDERAL SIDE OF THINGS AS A EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

RANDY CLARK HAS HAD SOME, UH, PRUDENT WHAT I WOULD BELIEVE PRODUCTIVE MEETINGS WITH, UM, UH, DEPUTY FTA ADMINISTRATOR AND A FORMER APTA, UH, UH, MEMBER, UH, AND LEADER NURIA FERNANDEZ TO DISCUSS OUR PROJECTS, UH, ADVANCEMENTS AND PRIORITIES, AND, UM, SENIOR STAFF AND CAP METRO CAP, METRO AND ATP, CONTINUE TO MONITOR, UH, DEVELOPMENTS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL AS WELL.

FINALLY, OUT IN THE FIELD, UH, THAT LITTLE BORING MACHINE THAT AT ONE POINT

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YOU SAW OUT IN LADY BIRD LAKE, WELL, IT'S ON THE MOVE.

IT IS NOW UP TAKING SOIL SAMPLES ALONG THE LIGHT RAIL CORRIDOR.

UH, FURTHER UP THIS TIME ON GUADALUPE IS THEY'RE MAKING THE MOVE, UH, FIGURING OUT, UH, WHAT, UH, FURTHER NEEDS WILL BE HAD FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEXT PHASES OF THE, UM, THE ENGINEERING AND THE, UH, UH, ARCHITECTURE AND DEVELOPMENT ON THAT PROCESS.

SO THAT'S A LOT TO ABSORB, BUT AGAIN, WE ARE, WE'RE, WE'RE DOING A LOT ON THE ADP SIDE OF THINGS, A LOT OF DIFFERENT MOVING PARTS.

THAT'S KIND OF, UH, SOME OF THE OTHER PIECES THAT ARE HAPPENING THERE.

AND AS I MENTIONED, THERE WILL BE A MORE, UH, KIND OF BROAD OVERVIEW IN BRIEFING, AND THEN, UH, UH, DIVE DOWN INTO THE, UH, FINANCES AND NUMBERS WITH THE INTEGRATED FINANCIAL MODEL THAT IS ON OUR AGENDA FOR LATER IN THIS BOARD MEETING.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT IS OUR UPDATE, UH, MEMBER CALLS, QUESTION FOR NUMBER STRATTON.

THANKS SO MUCH.

UM, THIS IS KIND OF GENERALLY FOR EVERYONE.

ARE YOU, UM, COLLEAGUES, ARE YOU ALL FAMILIAR WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN'S REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT SITES? WHAT THE TODDS, THE TLDS THE SPECIFICS ON THE KNOW HOW THEY'RE DEVELOPED AND SO FORTH? SPEAKING FOR ME, NOT SO MUCH.

I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY GENERALLY THE CASE, BECAUSE I THINK THERE'S ONLY MAYBE TWO, UH, ONE OF THEM OF COURSES IN MY DISTRICT, A CRISPY STATION AS A TOD.

UM, WE ALSO HAVE, UM, UH, A DEVELOPMENT REGIME CALLED A PUD, WHICH IS PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, AND WE'VE DONE A NUMBER OF THOSE.

UM, AND SO I ASKED MY STAFF, TELL ME WHAT THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES ARE BETWEEN TLDS AND PDS.

AND, UH, WE DECIDED TO SUBMIT THAT TO, UM, THE CITY STAFF TO PROVIDE US KIND OF A CHART TO SHOW US HOW THINGS ARE SIMILAR AND HOW THEY'RE DIFFERENT.

AND THEN I'VE ASKED FOR A BRIEFING IN PUBLIC WORK SESSION FOR MAY FOUR FOR THE CITY COUNCIL TO KIND OF GET EVERYBODY UP TO SPEED AND FAMILIAR WITH PARTICULARLY THE TOD, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE ENTERING INTO THEM IN A LARGE WAY WITH PROJECT CONNECT.

AND I THINK WE ALL NEED TO BE FACILE IN AND UNDERSTANDING HOW THEY WORK.

SO I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL FOR THIS BOARD ALSO TO GET A BRIEFING FROM CITY OF AUSTIN STAFF TO KIND OF DESCRIBE THE LAY OF THE LAND AND HOW THE TMD WORKS SO THAT WE KNOW HOW IT WILL BE OVERLAID WITH THE WORK ON DISPLACEMENT, GENTRIFICATION AND THE STATION LOCATIONS.

IS THAT SOMETHING YOU ALL WOULD BE INTERESTED IN? WE HAVE OUR HANDS RAISED.

CAN YOU SEE THAT? OR REMEMBER KITCHEN? I THINK VICE CHAIR.

TREVELYAN HAD HIS RACE FIRST, IF YOU WANT TO TAKE HIS FIRST.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, I WANTED TO POINT OUT IN THE RECORD, UH, THAT THERE WAS THAT, THAT THERE WAS A DISCUSSION, UM, IN, IN OPERATIONS, BUT I THINK WE HAD THIS DISCUSSION DURING, UH, THE, UH, TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP AS WELL, UH, THAT, UH, THAT WE BE CLEAR ABOUT AND MAYBE EVEN DEDICATE A WORK SESSION TO OUR HISTORICALLY UNDER UTILIZED PROGRAM, OUR DBE PROGRAM, UH, THAT, THAT WE ACTUALLY LAY OUT AND UNDERSTAND ALL THE CONTOURS OF THE, OF THE PROGRAM, HOW ONE MIGHT PARTICIPATE IN IT.

UH, YOU KNOW, THE UNDERSTANDING WHAT CERTIFICATION IS IT'S IT'S, UH, IT IS A, IT IS A DEFINED PROGRAM THAT GIVES, UH, FOLKS WHO DO BUSINESS, WHO SELL THE GOODS AND SERVICES THAT WE PURCHASE GIVES THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO, UH, TO, UH, SELL SOME OF THOSE PRODUCTS TO US.

AND I THINK IS GOING TO BE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT, UH, NOT ONLY AS A TRANSIT COMPANY, BUT, BUT ALSO AS, UH, AN AGENCY THAT IS EXPANDING SIGNIFICANTLY AND WILL SPEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF, OF THE NEXT, UH, OF THE NEXT 10 YEARS THAT PEOPLE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT'S ON THE GROUND NOW.

AND IF THEY'RE PREPARED TO PARTICIPATE, THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.

IF THEY AREN'T PREPARED TO PARTICIPATE TODAY, WE CAN GIVE THEM THE TANGIBLE UNDERSTANDING OF THE THINGS THAT MUST BE PUT IN PLACE.

IF IN FACT, THEY WANT TO DO BUSINESS WITH US.

UH, I THINK IT'S GOOD.

IT'S, IT'S CRITICAL THAT WE, UH, PARTICIPATE IN WELL, WHETHER WE PARTICIPATE NOW AS PARTNERS, WITHOUT OTHER PUBLIC ENTITIES OR DEVELOP A STANDARD ONPRO PROCESS OURSELVES, UH, IN ORDER TO, TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE PROGRAM, YOU HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN A DISPARITY STUDY AND, AND, UH, YOU KNOW, THAT DEFINES, UH, WHAT OUR, WHAT OUR PROGRAM LOOKS LIKE NOW, UH, THAT,

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THAT DEFINES THE TYPES OF THINGS THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.

AND THEN ALSO LOOKS AT THE TYPES OF THE TYPES OF BUSINESSES THAT WE DO BUSINESS WITH IN THIS MARKET.

SO THINK IT'S, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO, UH, TO, UH, DOUBLE OUR EFFORTS AS IT RELATES TO OUR DBE PROGRAM AND, AND, UM, AND BETTER UNDERSTAND IT AS A BOARD INITIALLY, BUT THEN MAKE A COMMUNITY, UM, AWARE OF IT AS WELL.

MR. CHAIR, IF I MAY, TO ADDRESS TO ADDRESS, I THINK I WAS NEXT TO ERIC AND I REALIZED THAT THIS IS, I JUST WANTED THIS RELATES BACK TO ATP.

JUST IF I MAY, MR. CHAIR, JUST TO ADDRESS THAT, IF THAT'S A QUESTION, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S A QUESTION, BUT I'VE HEARD THAT HE RAISED SOMETHING THAT WE DID ACTUALLY ADDRESS AT ATP.

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE IS THAT IT WAS ADDRESSED IF POSSIBLE, IF IT'S NO, IT'S REAL QUICK.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING THAT, UH, UH, BOARD MEMBER TREVELYAN.

WE DID ONE THING I LEFT OUT AND I APOLOGIZE, WE DID AT OUR LAST ATP BOARD MEETING, WE DID HAVE THAT, THAT KIND OF BROAD OVERVIEW DISCUSSION ABOUT THE FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS AND ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES WITH, WITH SBE AND DBE AND HOW THE PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS WORK.

AGAIN, IT, IT'S NOT DIVING DOWN TO THE LEVEL THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT PER SE, BUT IT WAS KIND OF, SORT OF, SORT OF, KIND OF TRYING TO LEVEL SET FOR THE BOARD MEMBERS OF ATP THAT ARE ALL COMING FROM, FROM, UH, DISPARATE BACKGROUNDS, UH, GIVE THEM GIVING A BROAD EXPLANATION OF HOW THIS IS GONNA WORK GOING FORWARD FROM THE FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS.

AND I BELIEVE IT MAY BE SIMILAR TO WHAT MAYBE MIGHT BE COMING OUR WAY, UH, IN TERMS OF A PRESENTATION, AN OVERALL PROJECT, TO GET US ALL KIND OF ON THE SAME PAGE WITH THIS GOING FORWARD.

AND THEN I THINK THAT WOULD BE A GOOD STARTING POINT TO THEN GET BACK TO WHAT, YOU KNOW, DIGGING A LITTLE DEEPER FROM THERE TO WHAT, WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, BUT I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT Y'ALL WERE AWARE AND MY APOLOGIES I'D FORGOTTEN IT.

YES, THAT INDEED WAS ONE OF THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA WAS A BRIEFING ABOUT, UH, THE FEDERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS, INCLUDING, UH, THE DIFFERENCES AND HOW DBE VERSUS SBE WORKS AS IT RELATES TO THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION AS WELL.

SO, THANKS.

THANKS.

THANK YOU, MATT.

UM, BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN.

I JUST WANTED TO JUMP IN THERE ON THAT.

AND MR. CHAIRMAN LET, SINCE THAT WAS RELATED TO THAT IN ATP.

THANK YOU, MEMBER KITCHEN.

OKAY.

UH, YES, YES.

AND THANK YOU.

UM, MR. TREVELYAN FOR POINTING THAT OUT.

THAT'S THE THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT I WAS REPORTING ON WHEN I REPORTED ON OUR OPERATIONS COMMITTEE.

THAT THAT WAS THE POINT THAT WE TALKED ABOUT AND, AND ASK, I'M GOING TO ASK MR. CLARK TO DEPEND ON OUR AGENDA AGAIN.

SO YOU'VE THANK YOU FOR FLESHING IT OUT.

UM, BUT AS I SAID, DURING MY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT, THAT'S, I THINK MR. CLARK IS GOING TO, UM, SET UP A MEETING, YOU KNOW, FOR US A BRIEFING FOR US.

AND IT ALSO WANTED TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, CHA UH, BOARD MEMBER POOL.

UM, THE OTHER POINT I WANT TO ADD TO THAT IS THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HAS AN ITEM ON OUR AGENDA ON MAY 6TH RELATED TO THE CITY SIDE OF PLANNING FOR TOTS.

AND SO, UM, SO THAT'S JUST A HEADS UP FOR, FOR EVERYONE.

I THINK IT'S ALIGNED WITH AND CONSISTENT WITH WHAT, UM, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S BEING LOOKED AT FOR PROJECT CONNECT, BUT THAT'S JUST AN FYI.

SO I THINK IF, IF THERE'S AN INTEREST HERE FROM THE BOARD AS COUNCIL MEMBER POOL SAID THAT THAT, THAT, UH, PERHAPS WE CAN DO A BRIEFING, SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE SCOPE OF WHAT THE CITY DOES FROM A ZONING AND LAND USE PLANNING PERSPECTIVE, UH, FOR TLDS.

SO, AND WHEN I TALK ABOUT A BRIEFING, I JUST, YOU KNOW, FOR ME, IT'S NOT LIKE AN HOUR, I THINK THAT, UH, THE DIFFERENCES IN SIMILARITIES AND JUST THE OVERVIEW COULD TAKE MAYBE 10, 15 MINUTES AND THEN MAYBE SOME QUESTIONS, BUT I DON'T SEE IT AS BEING, UM, YOU KNOW, A HEAVY LIFT TIME WISE.

I DO THINK IT WOULD BE INFORMATIVE.

IT WOULD HELP, UM, KIND OF CENTER EVERYONE.

AND JUST LIKE WHAT BOARD MEMBER TREVELYAN WAS SAYING ABOUT, UH, AND, AND BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN WERE SAYING ABOUT THE, UM, MINORITY BUSINESS CONTRACTORS.

IT'S ALSO IN, IN AID OF GETTING THE INFORMATION OUT INTO THE PUBLIC, MORE COMPLETELY THE MO THE MORE REPETITIONS IN OUR LIKELY FOLKS ARE TO PICK IT UP AND UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE DOING.

THANK YOU, MEMBER POOL, UM, PRESIDENT CLARK, UH, THANK YOU, CHAIR.

UH, JUST A COUPLE RESPONSES, I GUESS, TO THAT.

UH, I CAN CONFIRM THAT THE STAFF IN, UH, AT THE MAY BOARD MEETING WILL BE BRINGING A FEDERAL REGULATORY REVIEW FOR THE BOARD.

SO THIS WILL BE VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT WE JUST DID AT THE ATP BOARD MEETING LAST WEEK.

I WILL SAY IT WILL BE A LITTLE DEEPER, UM, ATP IS A NEW ORGANIZATION.

SO THIS WILL REVIEW A LOT OF INFORMATION.

BOARD MEMBERS HAVE RECEIVED OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS REGARDING THINGS LIKE DB PROGRAM, AND ALSO GO INTO AS BOARD MEMBER, KITCHEN MENTIONED THINGS LIKE THE DAVIS BACON ACT AND, UM, AND FAIR PAY AND THOSE TYPES OF, UH, LAYERS.

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AND I DO THINK IT IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT THAT WE CONTINUE TO GET INFORMATION OUT IN THE PUBLIC ABOUT HOW SPECIFICALLY THE DB PROGRAM WORKS.

IT IS A FEDERAL REGULATORY PROGRAM.

UH, WE DO NOT HAVE AN OPTION TO MODIFY AND TWEAK WHAT THE RULES ARE.

WE HAVE ABILITIES TO GO ABOVE MINIMUMS, BUT I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE EXPLAIN HOW THOSE, THOSE, UH, PERCENTAGES ARE DERIVED, HOW THEY'RE DONE THROUGH, UH, AVAILABILITY IN LOCAL MARKETS, ET CETERA, ET CETERA.

SO, UH, CERTAINLY, UM, I THINK THE MAY BOARD MEETING WILL BRING A LOT OF CLARITY TO THAT REGARDING THE PLANNING PIECE.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE A TEED UP FOR JUNE, BUT I COULD BE MISTAKEN ON THAT.

UH, SHAMILA IS LEADING OUR ETO D STUDY AND IT'S IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY AND WE PLAN ON BRINGING IN, IF IT'S NOT JUNE, IT COULD BE JULY.

SO I APOLOGIZE, BUT IT'S ON OUR IT'S ON OUR CALENDAR.

UH, BUT IT'S TO DO, UH, NOT ONLY THE ETFE STUDY, SO THE FTA THE FTA FUNDED US FOR, BUT IT'S ALSO TO TALK ABOUT HOW ALL OF THESE PIECES KIND OF WORK TOGETHER.

UM, BOTH THE CITY, UH, ZONING AND LAND USE AND, AND, AND TODD, AS AN EXAMPLE, BUT ALSO HOW, UH, SOME OF THE OUTCOMES OF THIS STUDY SHOULD NOT ONLY INFLUENCE CAP METRO'S TOD POLICY AND WHAT WE MAY DO WITH, UH, REAL ESTATE AVAILABILITY OVER TIME, BUT IDEAL IDEALLY WHAT THE CITY SHOULD BE POTENTIALLY LOOKING AT ZONING AROUND CORRIDORS.

AND A GOOD EXAMPLE WOULD BE THIS JUST AS AN EXAMPLE, THE CITY, UH, TOD, UH, MOST OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS, I THINK, WOULD LOOK AT THAT AS STILL VERY EXCESSIVE IN PARKING.

AND SO THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD EXAMPLE OF SOMETHING THAT WITH THIS BIG INVESTMENT IN HIGH CAPACITY TRANSIT THINGS IN THE CURRENT TOD POLICY, THAT WOULD NOT ONLY BE MORE ADDITIVE TO TRANSIT RIDERSHIP, BUT WOULD ALSO HELP US ON OUR FEDERAL EVALUATION CRITERIA TO POTENTIALLY GET MORE FEDERAL DOLLARS AS WELL.

SO, UH, SO IF, UH, IF I I'LL GET A NOTE OUT TO EVERYONE, BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER IF IT'S JUNE OR JULY, THAT IS QUEUED UP.

SO HOPEFULLY THAT WILL WORK FOR BOTH OUR MEMBER POOL AND KITCHEN WE'RE REFERRING TO AND A BOARD MEMBER, CIVILIAN NUMBER.

I DON'T REMEMBER.

I WAS JUST RESPONDING TO RANDY.

OKAY.

THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

UM, AND YES, UM, THE MORE EXPANSIVE VIEW IS IMPORTANT.

IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE COMMUNITY TO FEEL THAT THAT, THAT THEY HAVE ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION, UM, AND THAT THEY HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY.

I MEAN, THAT'S WHY WE HAVE THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND SO FORTH AND SO ON.

SO JUST TO, TO PRESS FORWARD THAT POINT, THE ALIGNMENT OF THE POLICIES, CERTAINLY THAT WOULD BE IMPORTANT.

THE CITY HAS OF COURSE, A BROADER ARRAY OF POLICY, UH, DECISIONS TO MAKE, BECAUSE IT'S THE ENTIRE CITY, NOT JUST ON THE TRANSIT ORIENTED CORRIDORS AND THE TRANSIT CORRIDORS, BUT TO THE EXTENT THAT WE ALL KNOW WHAT EACH OTHER IS DOING AND WHAT OUR PHILOSOPHIES ARE.

AND THE MISSION THAT WE'RE POINTED TO ACROSS THE BOARD IS IT'S DEFINITELY GOING TO BE HELPFUL.

SO MY POINT IS LET'S COMMUNICATE THAT TO THE PUBLIC, UM, AS MUCH, AND AS, AS, UH, AS BROADLY AND AS REGULARLY AS POSSIBLE.

THANKS.

I CAN REMEMBER COOL NUMBER.

OH, I WAS JUST GOING TO ADD, UM, THANK YOU, PRESIDENT CLARK.

I THINK THAT TIMING WOULD WORK.

WE SHOULD JUST DOUBLE-CHECK AND, AND, UM, AND SEE HOW THAT TIMING ALIGNS WITH, WITH WHEN THE, WHEN THE, THE CITY WILL BE CONSIDERING THE TOD POLICY.

SO, BUT IF MEMORY SERVES THE JUNE OR JULY FOR BRIEFING FOR CAP, METRO SHOULD BE, SHOULD BE TIMELY.

SO THANK YOU.

UM, REMEMBER KITCHEN NUMBER STRATEGY.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

UM, AS THE CAP METRO, UH, BOARD MEMBER TO ATP, UH, I WILL SAY, I, I THINK THIS WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT TOPIC TO TAKE BACK TO ATP AS WELL.

ONE THING THAT I'M NOTING IS THIS IS ALL VERY NEW THING FOR ALL OF US WHERE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE, WE'RE TRYING TO GET THE COMMUNITY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS IS THAT WE'RE BUILDING AND HOW WE'RE BUILDING IT.

AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE STILL KIND OF SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS ABOUT WHAT, YOU KNOW, WHAT ATP IS AND WHAT IT DOES AND HOW ALL THESE PIECES ARE GONNA FIT TOGETHER.

AND, AND, UM, BOARD MEMBER, KITCHEN, AND BOARD MEMBER POOL, I WILL ECHO THAT, UM, THAT I THINK THAT, THAT HAVING THAT HAVING BRIEFINGS, UM, W WE'RE DOING BRIEFINGS AT ATP, AND WHAT I NOTICING IS IT WE'LL DO BRIEFINGS AT ATP.

AND THEN IN SOME CASES, YOU KNOW, WE'LL HAVE THE SIMILAR BRIEFING, IT, YOU KNOW, A CAP METRO THAT'S BECAUSE, UM, AND SOME

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CASES, THE INFORMATION THAT WE'RE GETTING ALSO APPLIES TO CAP METRO.

I, I BELIEVE THAT IN SOME CASES THERE'S GOING TO BE INFORMATION THAT ATP GETS THAT MAY NOT NECESSARILY APPLY TO CAP METRO, BUT DOES DEFINITELY APPLY ON THE CITY COUNCIL SITE.

BUT I THINK THAT WE'RE GOING TO FIND THAT THERE ARE SOME INSTANCES WHERE THAT VENN DIAGRAM DOES OVERLAP TO ALL THREE PIECES IN TERMS OF BRIEFING AND HAVING THAT INFORMATION PROVIDED IN VARIOUS VENUES, BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE Y'ALL KNOW WITH CITY COUNCIL.

THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO SHOW UP THAT, THAT, THAT WATCH OR LISTEN OR TUNE IN TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS THAT MAYBE NOT THE CAP METRO AND THAT SOME THAT, THAT STILL AREN'T REALLY FAMILIAR WITH OR RECOGNIZE THAT THEY NEED TO BE WATCHING THE ATP, UM, TO THAT MATTER, THEY MAY BE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION OR MAY BE REALLY FIRED UP ABOUT THIS NEW CAC THING, BUT, UM, MAY NOT NECESSARILY LOOK AT OR PAY ATTENTION TO THE ATP PROPER.

SO I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE, THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT P IS, UH, PUBLICLY HAS BEEN LOOK, YOU KNOW, WE NEED TO GET THE CAC, UM, YOU KNOW, UH, BRIEFED ON THESE TOPICS THAT NOW ATP IS, IS NOW LEARNING AS WELL.

SO TO, TO COUNCIL MEMBER POOL AND COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN, YOUR POINT AND YOUR POINTS ON THIS, I THINK THAT IT'S A GOOD THING THAT WE CAN, THAT WE CAN HAVE BRIEFINGS, UH, PROVIDING KEY CRITICAL INFORMATION AT DIFFERENT POINTS FOR DIFFERENT BODIES.

AND NO, IS IT, IS IT AN HOUR LONG? NO.

IS IT A, YOU KNOW, MAYBE, YOU KNOW, 10, 15 MINUTE POWERPOINT, YOU KNOW, WHERE, WHERE WE JUST DO SOME EDUCATION AND THEN HAVE, YOU KNOW, BOARD MEMBERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO Q AND A, I THINK THAT THAT'S REASONABLE AND, AND MEMBERS OF ATP BOARD, CITY COUNCIL CAP, METRO, MAYBE EVEN CAC.

YES.

BECAUSE THE MORE OPPORTUNITIES WE HAVE THE COMMUNITY TO, TO, TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON AND TO LEARN ABOUT IT, I THINK THE MORE COMFORT LEVEL WE'LL HAVE IN TERMS OF LEARNING WHO'S ON FIRST AND WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT PIECES OF THIS AMAZING PROJECT CONNECT THAT WE'RE BUILDING GOING FORWARD.

SO I THINK THAT THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE.

AND I WOULD EVEN ENCOURAGE INTO THAT.

AND AGAIN, AS I SAID, I I'D BE IN COMPLETELY IN FAVOR OF DOING A SIMILAR BRIEFING BEFORE THE ATP BOARD.

I'M HAPPY TO TAKE THAT SUGGESTION BACK TO, UH, THE ATP BOARD.

AND, AND I THINK ALSO IT WOULD ALSO BE APPROPRIATE TO, TO, TO DO BEFORE THE CAC HERE AT SOME POINT IN, IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.

AND I'M, I'M, I DON'T KNOW WHO I NEED TO TAKE THAT BACK TO AMONG OUR, OUR PEOPLE ON ATP, BUT I'M HAPPY TO, TO, TO GET THAT BACK TO ATP, UH, BORDER MEMBER AS WELL ON THAT ONE.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I'M ON BOARD WITH THAT.

THANK YOU, MEMBER STRATTON, LIKE TO, UH, TAKE US BACK TO OUR PUBLIC COMMENT.

I SEE THAT WE HAVE A COUPLE OF GUESTS, UH, AND IF WE CAN, UH, LET THEM MAKE THEIR PRESENTATION, I THINK THAT'D BE GOOD.

I SAW, UM, MR. LENDER, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING YOUR COMMENTS, WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO HAVE THOSE AND GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME, SIR? YES, SIR.

WELCOME.

OKAY.

FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

UH, FIRST OF ALL, I WAS VERY HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT YOU GETTING, UM, FORCING OUR POLICE FORCE.

I THINK IT'S VERY EASY TO ALIGN YOUR CULTURE, YOUR OWN, UH, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY.

SO I'M ON BOARD HERE.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE, UM, HOW THE BEST POSSIBLE, UH, PUBLIC SAFETY TEAM.

AND I THINK OF COURSE, WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY AND GETTING THE PROPER ALIGNMENT, WHICH IS ALREADY THERE, THEN COMMUNICATING IN THE COMMUNITY IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

I'M HERE TO BE A PART OF THAT.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING NINE EXPERTS, UH, AND MY VISION WITH WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH.

I'M HERE TO HELP ENSURE WE PUT FORTH THE BEST, BEST PROSPECT POSSIBLE.

SO I REALLY WANT TO SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENTS AND GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE AND GLAD TO HAVE YOUR INPUT ON THAT.

THANK YOU, SIR.

UH, AND I THINK I SAW REVEREND HORTON HERE AS WELL.

REVEREND, IF YOU ARE HERE, WE'LL BE DELIGHTED TO HEAR FROM ME.

YES.

UM, GOOD AFTERNOON CHAIR AND TO THE BOARD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS BRIEF OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE I, ALONG WITH, UH, MR. LINDER, JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I AM, UH, EXCITED TO BRING MY SUPPORT TO THIS FOR THE, UH, POLICE, UH, COMING FOR THE, UH, CAPITAL METRO.

WHAT I'M MOST EXCITED ABOUT IS THE IDEA THAT THEY HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE SO THAT THERE'S A TIERED APPROACH TO THE ISSUES AND THE CONCERNS THAT THEY HAVE.

I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE CRITICAL IN THIS TIME IN WHICH WE LIVE TO MAKE SURE THAT TRANSPARENCY AND COMMUNICATION ARE VERY CLEAR THAT THE COMMUNITY IS ABLE TO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE DOING, HOW YOU PLAN TO DO IT.

UH,

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BECAUSE AGAIN, AS EACH OF, YOU KNOW, THE CULTURE AND THE TIME AND THE SENSITIVITY IN WHICH WE LIVE, UH, YOU DON'T WANT THE COMMUNITY THINKING THAT THIS IS JUST ANOTHER, UM, OPPORTUNITY, UH, TO BRING AN ORGANIZATION OUT THAT WILL MISTREAT PEOPLE, OR WE'LL BE THERE TO WATCH OVER PEOPLE IN A NEGATIVE FASHION.

SO, UM, I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE INFORMATION I'VE RECEIVED TO THIS POINT THAT THEY WANT TO HAVE AMBASSADORS, AND THEY WANT TO HAVE COMMUNITY LIAISONS TO HELP WITH MENTAL HEALTH AND OTHER CONCERNS THAT THEY'LL ENCOUNTER.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO SHARE BRIEFLY THAT I'M IN SUPPORT OF THIS.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING YOU IN ANY WAY THAT WE CAN TO IMPLEMENT THIS IN OUR, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, REVEREND HORTON, GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE, AND WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING YOUR INPUT AND THAT MR. LENDERS AS WELL, AND OTHERS AS WE GO FORWARD ON THIS PROCESS.

SO THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US AND WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR CON CON TO CONTINUE DISCUSSIONS.

I THINK, UH, NOW MEMBERS, UH, WE ARE, UH, UP TO A DISCUSSION ITEM.

UM, WE'VE GOT SOME SPECIAL GUESTS

[ IV.1. APTA Peer Review on Public Safety]

ARE JOINING US TO PRESENT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION, PUBLIC SAFETY PEER REVIEW, AND, UH, UH, GARDNER TIBONE IS HERE TO INTRODUCE OUR GUESTS AND CARRY FORWARD.

THIS CONVERSATION GARDENER, GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIRMAN COOPER AT BOARD MEMBERS AND PRESIDENT CEO CLARK.

MY NAME IS GARDENER TAYVON, AND I SERVE AS CAPITOL METRO'S EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER.

AND IT'S YOUR MOMENT'S MEMBERS OF THE APP.

THE PEER REVIEW TEAM WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE RESULTS OF THE PEER REVIEW CONDUCTED EARLIER THIS YEAR, FIRST, HOWEVER, UH, I'M GOING TO PROVIDE YOU WITH JUST A BRIEF PRESENTATION, UM, AND, AND IN THE FORM OF AN UPDATE OF OUR PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAM, AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW, IF YOU'LL JUST GIVE ME A MOMENT SO I CAN BRING IT UP AND IF I CAN GET THIS TO GO RIGHT, COULD YOU JUST TELL ME IF YOU SEE IT OR NOT? PERFECT.

WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU.

SO, UH, AS PART OF THE UPDATE, JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW, IN FISCAL YEAR, THIS FISCAL YEAR 21, UH, WE HAVE HIRED PUBLIC SAFETY AMBASSADOR, UH, SUPERVISOR, AND LOOK FORWARD TO HIRING APPROXIMATELY 13, UH, PUBLIC SAFETY AMBASSADORS.

I'LL GO INTO, UH, WHAT THEY'LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A BIT LATER, WE HAVE HIRED, UH, TWO COMMUNITY INTERVENTION SPECIALISTS THUS FAR, AND THEY'RE STILL BUILDING THE PROGRAM.

UH, WE'VE HAD A PEER REVIEW AND AS YOU'LL SEE LATER, THE RESULTS OF, UH, AND IN THE, UM, SUBSEQUENT PRESENTATION AND WE WILL BE ESTABLISHING A COMMUNITY, UH, BASED ADVISORY GROUP FISCAL YEAR 2022.

IT IS OUR PLAN TO HIRE A NEW POLICE CHIEF STAFF TO ASSIST WITH PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT NEEDS, UH, IN FISCAL YEAR 23.

UH, WE HOPE TO BEGIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OPERATION.

AND SO WE'LL HAVE, UH, PUBLIC SAFETY AMBASSADORS WHO AMONG OTHER THINGS WILL BE PREPARED TO SELL A PASS AS TO WRITE A CITATION WE'LL HAVE ON SOCIAL WORKERS TO RESPOND TO INCIDENTS AND TRAIN CAPITAL METRO EMPLOYEES, UH, MORE SECURITY CAMERAS ON VEHICLES AND THAT FACILITIES FOR SAFER, UH, AND FASTER IDENTIFICATION OF HANDLING OF ISSUES.

AND WE'LL HAVE MORE EFFICIENT USE OF OUR RESOURCES.

UH, YOU'LL HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT IN THE FOLLOWING PRESENTATION.

SO A BIT OF THE LOGIC BEHIND WHAT WE'RE DOING.

SO THE INPUTS, THE INPUTS, UH, THE INFORMATION THAT WE'LL BE RECEIVING TO MAKE, UH, OUR DECISIONS WILL COME FROM CUSTOMERS.

DISPATCHER IS PUBLIC SAFETY AMBASSADORS AND A COMMUNITY INTERVENTION SPECIALISTS AND SOMEBODY ACTIVITIES, UH, BEHIND THE ACTIONS WILL BE, UH, HIGHER VISIBILITY AND ENGAGEMENTS.

SO WE'LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE, INFORM AND EDUCATE, UM, OUR CUSTOMERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC, UH, WE'LL HAVE BETTER RESPONSE COORDINATION AND, AND A WAY TO, UH, BETTER ANALYZE AND COLLECT DATA, SOME OF THE OUTPUT.

SO WHAT WE HOPE TO PREVENT OPERATORS, SO FAIR REFUSALS, UH, NEGATIVE ENCOUNTERS, UM, AND, AND ALSO SORT OF RULE VIOLATIONS THAT WE HAVE SEEN, UH, IN THE PAST,

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SOME OF THE OUTCOMES AS A RESULT OF OUR ACTIONS WILL BE A DECREASE IN OPERATOR INVOLVED ASSAULTS DECREASE IN VANDALISM, UH, THE NEED TO DO WELFARE CHECKS AND A DECREASE IN FAIR REFUSALS TO NAME A FEW.

SOME OF THE IMPACTS TO THAT, UH, CONFLICTS ON THE SYSTEMS WILL, UH, CERTAINLY, UH, DECREASE BUSES AND TRAINS ARE USED APPROPRIATELY, UH, BY DESTINATION RIDERS, UH, HIGHER ON TIME PERFORMANCE.

ALSO, UH, CUSTOMERS AND CUSTOMER FACING EMPLOYEES WILL FEEL SAFER.

UH, NON-CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS AND CONDITIONS, UH, REQUESTS FOR SERVICE ARE DIRECTED TO AMBASSADORS, INTERVENTION SPECIALISTS AND NOT THE POLICE.

SO THAT'S MY BRIEF OVERVIEW.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS POINT, BE GLAD TO TAKE THEM, OR, UH, CERTAINLY FOLLOWING, UH, THE PRESENTATION PROVIDED BY OUR COLLEAGUES AT APTA.

REMEMBER TO CHECK WITH A QUESTION FOLLOWED BY NUMBER STRATEGY.

OKAY, LET ME, UH, COME OUT OF THE SCREEN.

I CAN'T SEE THEM.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? I CAN'T HEAR YOU AND I CAN SEE YOU NOW.

OKAY, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD.

UM, I APPRECIATE, UH, THE FACT THAT, UH, THAT WE ARE, THAT WE'RE PROVIDING A HIGH VALUE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY.

I THINK IT'S, UH, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE CRITICAL FOR US, UH, TO BUILD THIS PROCESS IN A WAY THAT NOT ONLY DO WE ACHIEVE SAFETY, BUT THAT THE PUBLIC CAN BUY INTO IT AS WELL.

AND SO, UM, UH, YOU KNOW, I WAS, I WAS HAPPY TO SEE, UM, BOTH, UH, DR.

HORTON AND, UM, AND PRESIDENT LENDER, UH, BECAUSE THEY'VE GOT QUITE A HISTORY IN THE COMMUNITY OF REACHING OUT TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS, WORKING THROUGH CHURCHES, WORKING THROUGH, UH, GROUPS THAT ARE ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND, AND, UM, AND I, I AM WONDERING I'LL, I'LL, UH, I'LL ASK THREE QUESTIONS AND THEN I'LL BACK OUT.

UM, SO THE FIRST ONE IS I KNOW THAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE TIME TO MOVE TO SCALE.

SO I'M INTERESTED IN HOW WE DEFINE WHAT OUR SCALE IS.

UH, YOU KNOW, WHETHER WE'RE, WHETHER WE'RE LOOKING AT OPERATIONAL AND FUNCTIONAL ISSUES, ARE WE LOOKING AT SISTER CITIES THAT ARE IN, UH, THAT, THAT, UH, HAVE THE TYPES OF PROGRAMMING THAT WE WANT TO SEE? I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN, UH, COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE TAKEN THE TYPE OF APPROACH THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT CAN LAY IT OUT FOR US AS BEST PRACTICES, UH, THAT WILL GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME INSIGHT INTO THE, UH, THE AMOUNT OF TIME, THE AMOUNT OF PERSON NOW, THE AMOUNT OF OUTREACH THAT NEEDS TO BE, UH, THAT NEEDS TO BE PUT IN PLACE SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE, WE'RE MAXIMIZING, UH, OUR OUTCOMES.

AND THEN, UH, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE REACH OUT TO, UM, TO THE EXPERIENCES OF OUR CURRENT DRIVERS AND, AND SOME OF OUR LABOR PERSON NOW, UM, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THEY WOULD BE, THEY WOULD KNOW MORE ABOUT THE TYPES OF ENCOUNTERS THAT WE'RE HAVING, THAT THAT WILL BE HAPPENING OR HAVE HAPPENED ON A CONTINUING BASIS AND CAN GIVE US INSIGHT INTO THE THINGS THAT WORKED AND THE THINGS THAT DID NOT WORK.

UM, IT'S IMPORTANT.

I THINK FOR US, AS WE LOOK, UH, TO A MODEL THAT IS, THAT IS, UH, THAT IS GOING TO BE EFFECTIVE, THAT, THAT WE REALLY PAY ATTENTION TO, UM, THOSE TYPES OF FORCES THAT FOCUS ON DEESCALATION.

AND LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I MEAN BY THAT.

UM, A LOT OF THE OFFICERS THAT BECOME SHERIFF'S OFFICERS AT THE, UH, AT THE COUNTY START OFF AS BEING, UH, JAILERS ARE WORKING INSIDE THE JAIL.

UH, AND IT'S, IT IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK ON DEESCALATION SKILLS BECAUSE ONE OFFICER IS OFTEN PAIRED WITH 48 INMATES.

SO THE RAPPORT THAT'S NECESSARY, THE DISCUSSION THAT'S NECESSARY, UH, THE MANNER IN WHICH WE CONDUCT OUR BUSINESS REQUIRES DEESCALATION AND COMMUNICATION.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE MORE EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS, UH, THAT, THAT HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED IN THE COUNTRY.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AS WE TALK ABOUT THE TYPES OF TRAINING, UH, YOU KNOW, NUMBER ONE, WE'RE, WE'RE LOOKING AT PLACES IN OUR REGION, UH, THAT HAVE SIMILAR POPULATIONS, NUMBER TWO, UH, THAT WE'RE, WE'RE LOOKING AT A PILOT PHASE THAT COULD BE TESTED.

AND THEN, UH, NUMBER THREE, UH, WE, WE WORK WITH THOSE ENTITIES

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INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY, UH, THAT HAVE HAD TO PUT THIS TYPE OF PROCESS TOGETHER.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS, UH, MEMBER TO CIVILIAN.

UM, THERE'S A LOT TO CHEW ON THERE, UH, BUT I CAN SAY THIS OTHER CITIES AS IT PERTAINS TO OTHER CITIES, UH, WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO BART AND OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, AND WE'VE ALSO REACHED OUT TO TRIMET AND PORTLAND, OREGON TO, UH, UH, TO AGENCIES THAT HAVE STARTED PROGRAMS AND MAY NOT HAVE SEEN A FULL EFFECTIVENESS OF IT YET BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T BEEN STOOD UP VERY LONG.

UH, BUT I CAN GUARANTEE THAT STAFF HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT AND, UH, VERY CLOSE CONTACT WITH, UH, THE, THE LEADERS OF THOSE ORGANIZATIONS OVER THOSE SEGMENTS.

AND WE'VE TAKEN, UM, LESSONS LEARNED AND WE'VE ALSO TAKEN BEST PRACTICES, AND WE ARE INCORPORATING THEM INTO THE PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE DEVELOPING TO, UH, ADDRESS MUCH OF WHAT YOU'VE MENTIONED, UH, AS IT PERTAINS TO DRIVER INPUT.

UH, AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD EARLIER, UM, UH, CHAIRMAN PAYNE, UM, INDICATED THAT WE HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH AND THAT WE HAVE HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH OPERATORS AND HIM IN PARTICULAR, UH, TO GET A MUCH BETTER SENSE OF WHAT, UM, HIS MEMBERSHIP IS, UH, CURRENTLY FACING.

UH, WE'VE ALSO HAD, UH, MEETINGS WITH THEM PRIOR TO, UH, AND LEADING UP TO THE, THE IDEA OF STANDING UP A NEW PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT, WHICH WILL INCLUDE, UH, OBVIOUSLY AT YOUR AUTHORIZATION, A NEW POLICE DEPARTMENT, BUT REALLY WANT TO BRING EMPHASIS TO, UM, THE, UH, THE PUBLIC PUBLIC SAFETY AMBASSADORS AND, AND OUR INTERVENTION SPECIALISTS.

UH, AS, AS I SEE IT, UH, THE PUBLIC SAFETY AMBASSADORS HAVE A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY, UH, TO GET A HEAD OF SITUATIONS BY BEING VISIBLE BY, BY ENGAGING, INFORMING, AND EDUCATING OUR CUSTOMERS AND, UH, PROVIDING INSPECTIONS OF OUR FACILITIES AND JUST BEING OUT THERE WILL HELP WE BELIEVE BASED ON, UM, UH, SOME PRIOR EXPERIENCES THAT WE GET AHEAD OF IT, WE'LL BE LESS LIKELY TO NEED AN OFFICER WITH A GUN TO, TO HAVE TO MAKE A SPLIT SECOND DECISION, UH, THAT MAY OR MAY NOT WORK FOR THAT SITUATION.

SO THAT'S THE FRONT, UH, PART OF THAT, THAT THE TWO THIRDS OF THAT IS TO PREVENT AN ISSUE WITH A PD.

SO WE HOPE WE GAVE YOU, GAIN YOUR CONFIDENCE THERE AS FAR AS TRAINING GOES IN.

IT, THAT'S A REALLY GOOD POINT THAT YOU MAKE.

AND I LIKE TO BRING IT BACK JUST ONE STEP, UH, WITH A BETTER HIRING PRACTICE.

SO OUR INTENTION IS TO LOOK AT WHAT HIRING PRACTICES HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED, ASK OUR PEERS, UM, AND OTHERS.

UH, WHAT WOULD YOU DO BETTER IN YOUR HIRING PRACTICES? YEAH, WE KNOW WHAT THE STANDARDS ARE, BUT WHAT WOULD YOU DO BETTER AND MAYBE INCORPORATE INTO THIS CULTURE THAT WE'RE TRYING TO CREATE A BETTER WAY TO, UH, AVOID HIRING PEOPLE THAT WILL NOT BE A GOOD FIT FOR OUR CULTURE.

UM, THE ONE THAT WE ARE TRYING TO ESTABLISH.

AND SO THEN WITH TRAINING THE SAME, WE WANT TO KNOW, UH, OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A STANDARD THAT WE HAVE TO MEET, BUT BEYOND THAT STANDARD, HOW DO WE INCLUDE A BETTER BIAS TRAINING, RIGHT? HOW DO WE INCLUDE, UM, UH, BETTER DEESCALATION TRAINING? SO THAT WAY, UH, THE COMMUNITY WILL HAVE A CONFIDENCE IN OUR ABILITIES OVER THE LONGTERM THAT JUST THE SHORT TERM, BECAUSE W WE HAVE TO LOOK AT IT.

YES.

UH, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO TOMORROW TO MAKE THIS THING BETTER, BUT WHAT DO WE DO FOR THE LONGTERM? AND I THINK IT'S PLANTING THE RIGHT SEEDS, UM, AND HAVING THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN PLACE, UH, TO CARRY THE BALL FORWARD.

WHAT HAVE I MISSED? I'M SORRY.

YOU HAD QUITE THE LIST THERE.

I THINK, I THINK THAT'S IT.

I, I JUST WANT US TO, TO, UH, TO FULLY RECOGNIZE WHERE WE ARE IN THIS COUNTRY'S HISTORY, UH, NOT ONLY LOCALLY, BUT NATIONALLY AND THAT, UH, AND THAT, UM, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE COMMUNITIES WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT POVERTY IS NOT CRIMINALIZED AND, AND THAT, AND THAT ALL PEOPLE

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ARE TREATED WITH RESPECT AS HUMANS.

SO AS, AS WE, AS WE CRAFT THE PROCESS, AND I THINK IT'S, IT'S, IT'S CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE LOOK AT, UH, THE TYPES OF FOLKS THAT WE HIRE AND THE EXPERIENCES OF THE FOLKS THAT WE ARE AND THE TRAINING, BECAUSE IF, IF YOU'RE BEHIND BARS AND, UH, YOU'RE ONE, YOU A ONE TO 48, AND I CAN'T GET TO YOU BEFORE FIVE MINUTES, MY TRAINING HAS TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR ME, THAT'S TO, UH, TO, TO MAKE SURE THAT I REALLY UNDERSTAND, UH, WORKING WITH, WITH, UH, WITH HUMAN BEINGS IN A RESPECTFUL WAY.

SO I JUST WANT TO PUT THOSE THINGS ON THE TABLE, BUT ALSO, UH, COMMIT TO YOU THAT I WANT TO WORK TOGETHER AS WE MOVE FORWARD, UH, TO FIND SOLUTIONS.

FANTASTIC.

GLAD TO HAVE YOU REALLY APPRECIATE, UH, YOUR INPUT.

AND WE WILL CERTAINLY TAKE IT ALL IN.

DEFINITELY APPRECIATE IT.

I THINK MEMBER STRATTON HAS A QUESTION AS WELL, OR COMMENT.

YOU ARE STILL ON MUTE, SIR, JUST TO REMIND OUR MEMBERS.

WE'VE GOT THE APTT, UH, UH, GUESTS TOO, RIGHT? YEAH.

MINE, MINE IS REALLY, IS JUST A VERY QUICK QUESTION BECAUSE I ACTUALLY WANT TO GET INTO THE MEAT OF THE HERE.

WHAT APP DOES ACTUAL PEER PEER REVIEW PRESENTATION IS? MY QUESTION IS MAINLY I, WHEN I WAS GOING THROUGH THE ADVANCED AND THEN ALSO HEARING WHAT YOU'VE JUST DONE, UM, IS THE COMMUNITY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST POSITION THAT IS BEING PROPOSED.

AND I GUESS WE'VE ALREADY GOT A COUPLE, THERE IS THAT LATE, LATER IN THE PRESENTATION, IT'S MENTIONED THAT WE'VE HIRED A COUPLE OF SOCIAL WORKERS IS A COMMUNITY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST DEFINED AS THE SOCIAL WORKER.

YES.

OKAY.

THAT, OKAY.

THEN, THEN I GUESS MY THANK YOU FOR THAT, MIKE, MY FOLLOW-UP COMMENT TO THAT IS JUST, IF YOU GUYS CAN JUST, I THINK IT WOULD BE, BE HELPFUL TO USE CONSISTENT TERMINOLOGY BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE I GOT A LITTLE LOST IN YOUR PART OF THE PRESENTATION WAS I SAW THE PUBLIC SAFETY AMBASSADOR CHECK SOUNDS AWESOME.

COMMUNITY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST.

I GOT A LITTLE BIT OFF THERE.

I'M LIKE, OKAY, I SEE THIS BIT ABOUT SOCIAL WORKERS, BUT ARE I DIDN'T CONNECT THE DOTS BACK THAT, THAT IT WAS A SOCIAL WORKER.

SO I RESERVE THE BALANCE OF THAT TO GET BACK AFTER THE APP, THE PRESENTATION, BUT THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING THAT ON THAT FRONT.

AND THEN ONE FINAL FOLLOW-UP TO THAT.

THEN YOU SAID IT'S THREE PIECES.

THE THIRD PIECE OF THE EQUATION, WE HAVE THE PUBLIC SAFETY AMBASSADORS AND COMMUNITY INTERVENTION SPECIALISTS WHO ARE THE SOCIAL WORKER PART THREE WOULD BE THE SWORN PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS THEMSELVES, OR WHAT WE, WHAT WE NORMALLY CALL THE POLICE OFFICERS.

THAT WOULD BE PART THREE OF THAT.

CORRECT, SIR.

OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I APPRECIATE IT.

LOOK FORWARD TO THE LESSON.

I THINK HAD HER HAND UP FIRST, PERHAPS NOT.

OH, I DID.

SORRY.

I WAS TRYING TO TAKE MY HAND.

SO I JUST WANTED TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW.

I APPRECIATED, UH, THE PRESENTATION AT THE PRE-BRIEFING THAT I GOT FROM MR. TAYVON AND HIS, UM, AND HIS TEAM.

AND, UH, WHEN I ASKED IS THE, UM, IS THE APPROACH FOR THE POLICING? CADRAY THE CORE THERE? IS IT GUARDIANS NOT WARRIORS BECAUSE THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS BEEN, UM, UH, VERY DEEPLY INVOLVED IN RE-IMAGINING OUR POLICING APPROACHES, AS YOU ALL KNOW, UM, THE ANSWER WHICH I, I EXPECTED TO GET, BUT IT WAS EVEN MORE HEARTFELT THAN, THAN IT MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN.

IT, IT WAS ABSOLUTELY.

AND I THINK THAT THAT IS IN FACT, THE WAY WE SHOULD BE APPROACHING, UM, WE'RE KEEPING EVERYBODY SAFE.

AND SO I APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING, MR. TAYVON.

UH, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

APPRECIATE IT.

UM, MEMBER KITCHEN.

UH, YES.

I JUST WANT TO ECHO, I THINK THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT MEMBER STRATTON WAS SAYING, BUT, UM, WHEN THE COMMUNITY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST, I LIKE THAT WORD, YOU KNOW, AND I DON'T, I THINK THEY SHOULD, I THINK YOU SHOULD KEEP THE TITLE.

SO, UH, THE CLARITY THAT THE FORMER WAS THREATENED WAS ASKING FOR MIGHT JUST BE IN DESCRIPTIONS, BUT, UM, I DON'T, I DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD CALL THEM SOCIAL WORKERS.

I THINK CALLING THEM COMMUNITY INTERVENTION SPECIALISTS IS GOOD.

SO, UM, AND, AND WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR BOTH THAT POSITION IN THE AMBASSADOR POSITION.

I THINK THAT THOSE ARE BOTH VERY IMPORTANT, UH, AND WILL BE GOOD FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

FANTASTIC.

THANK YOU FOR THOSE REMARKS.

UH, IF THERE ARE NO FURTHER REMARKS, UH, I'D LIKE TO JUST INTRODUCE MY COLLEAGUES, UH, FROM APTA AND THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THEIR PEER REVIEW.

UH, FIRST PERSON I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE IS, UH, PAULINE HANSON.

SHE'S SENIOR DIRECTOR OF SECURITY RISK AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WITH AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION IN WASHINGTON, DC.

UH, MS. VIERRA BUMPERS, WHO IS THE

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CHIEF, A HOUSTON METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT IN HOUSTON AND PAUL MILLEN, WHO IS A RETIRED CHIEF, UH, AT MBTA OR MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, UH, POLICE DEPARTMENT IN, UH, BOSTON.

AND SO WHAT I'LL DO IS LET, UH, MS. HANSON TAKE THE LEAD AND I BELIEVE, UH, ED WILL, UM, UH, PROMPT YOUR PRESENTATION MOMENTARILY.

ABSOLUTELY.

AND WHY HE'S DOING THAT ONCE AGAIN, I'LL JUST SAY GOOD AFTERNOON.

AND AS GARDNER INDICATED, MY NAME IS PAULINE HANSON.

I'M THE SENIOR DIRECTOR OF SECURITY RISK AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WITH THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION, ALSO KNOWN AS APTA.

AND OF COURSE THE APTA IS THE OLDEST AND LARGEST ADVOCACY GROUP FOR MASS TRANSIT AND PASSENGER RAIL AND NORTH AMERICA.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ONE OF THE MANY SERVICES THAT APTA PROVIDES IS TO CONDUCT PEER REVIEWS.

AND WE WERE ASKED BY CEO, RANDY CLARK TO CONVENE A PEER REVIEW, TO CONDUCT AN ANALYSIS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE CAP METRO PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAM, WHICH WE DID FROM FEBRUARY, FROM JANUARY UNTIL FEBRUARY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND UP PEER REVIEW, UM, IS A GROUP THAT'S ASSEMBLED, AND THEY ARE HIGHLY EXPERIENCED AND RESPECTED PROFESSIONALS.

TWO OF WHOM THE NOTED ARE HERE TODAY.

AND I WOULD ASK THAT THEY CERTAINLY COME UP ON CAMERA.

AND ONCE AGAIN, THAT IS CHIEF BUREAU BUMPERS.

SO THE HOUSTON METRO TRANSIT POLICE AND PAUL MCMILLAN, THE RETIRED CHIEF OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY POLICE DEPARTMENT.

AND SO THE PANEL, UM, SHARES BEST PRACTICES AND MAKES OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, WHICH ARE GOING TO HEAR IN A MOMENT.

AND THEY DO THAT THROUGH A DOCUMENTATION REVIEW AND A SERIES OF, UH, INTERVIEWS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THESE ARE JUST THE OTHER PANEL MEMBERS.

YOU'LL SEE VERA.

WE HAD STEVE MARTIN GHANA, WHO IS THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT, RTD AND DENVER.

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WE ALSO HAD MARLA BLAG WHO'S THE, YOU CAN SEE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SAFETY AND SECURITY AT TRIMET, UH, KEVIN FRANKLIN, DEPUTY CHIEF OF, UH, BART.

AND THEN, UH, PAUL, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS JUST A SAMPLE OF SOME OF THOSE THAT WE INTERVIEWED.

SO IN ADDITION TO DOING THE DOCUMENT REVIEW, WE DID A SERIES OF INTERVIEWS.

YOU CAN SEE WITH BOARD MEMBERS, UH, COMMITTEE MEMBERS, COMMITTEE CHAIRS, UH, STAKEHOLDERS, UNION MEMBERS, AND, UH, AND BE, UH, ACTING CHIEF OF THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND SO NOW WE'RE GOING TO START WITH PAUL'S PART OF THE PRESENTATION.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, VERY MUCH, UH, PAULA AND THANK YOU, UH, BOARD MEMBERS.

UM, THERE'S NOT NECESSARILY ONE BLUEPRINT, UH, FOR DEVELOPING A, A TRANSIT AGENCY IN THIS COUNTRY.

THE MAJORITY OF TRANSIT AGENCIES DEVELOP THEIR SECURITY FORCE AS THE AGENCY EXPANDED, UH, AGENCIES START OUT USING LOCAL POLICE AS THEIR PRIMARY SOURCE OF PATROL, AND THEN MORPHED INTO ESTABLISHING IN-HOUSE POLICE OR SECURITY FORCE BASED ON THEIR EXPANSION AND INTERNAL NEEDS.

AND THIS IS SIMILAR TO WHAT CAP METRO IS CURRENTLY CONSIDERING.

UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, AS INDICATED EARLIER, WE SPOKE TO VERY NUMBER OF STAKEHOLDERS AND THE SUPPORT FOR AN IN-HOUSE PUBLIC SAFETY ENTITY WAS A COMMON THEME INDICATED BY ALL THE FOLKS WE SPOKE WITH.

UH, SLIDE, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, THERE WERE SOME OF THE REASONS, THESE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WE DISCUSSED, UH, FOR CAP METRO TO MOVE FORWARD WITH DEVELOPING A PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

UH, WE WOULD SUGGEST NOW IS THE TIME TO BUILD THE FOUNDATION FOR AN INTERNAL AGENCY THAT CAN GROW AS YOUR SYSTEM EXPANDS CONSIDERATION CAN BE GIVEN TO HOW TO EXPAND SECURITY PERSONNEL, BOTH SWORN, AND NON-SWORN THAT WE'VE HEARD DISCUSSION ON EARLIER AS THE SYSTEM EXPANDS, YOU WILL HAVE THE FUNDAMENTAL DESIGN IN PLACE NOW, AND THEN ENHANCE THE MODEL AS, AS NEEDED AS YOU EXPAND.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, YOU KNOW, UH, TRADITIONALLY AND IN CITIES AND TOWNS, UH, POLICE, UH, LOOK AT CERTAIN CRITERIA TO DEVELOP THEIR POLICING MODEL.

UH, ALTHOUGH AS I SUGGESTED EARLIER, THE CRITERIA MAY BE REEVALUATE AS AGENCIES RE-ENGAGE WITH THE COMMUNITIES BASED ON CURRENT EVENTS.

REGARDLESS.

THIS HAS BEEN THE MODEL IN ORDER TO DETERMINE SNAP THE STAFFING IN CITIES AND TOWNS.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, UH, TRANSIT, UH, POLICE, UH, AGENCIES LOOK AT OTHER CRITERIA, AND I'M NOT GOING TO GO ALL OF THESE, BUT THEY'RE, THEY'RE LISTED HERE, UH, ROUTES PASSENGERS, SQUARE MILES, PACKING FACILITIES.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE,

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UH, ALSO INCLUDED OUR HOURS OF SERVICE RE RESPONSE TIME TYPES OF SERVICE REQUIRED AMONG, UH, OTHER AREAS TO BE REVIEWED.

THESE ITEMS, UH, ARE THE ONES THAT NEED TO BE ANALYZED AS YOU DECIDE ON STAFFING LEVELS IMPORTANT TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE COMBINATION OF PUBLIC SAFETY AMBASSADORS AND TRANSIT POLICE OFFICES, UH, THAT WILL BE DEVELOPED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, UM, YOU KNOW, COMMUNITIES AND POLICE IN THIS COUNTRY, AND NOW IN THE PROCESS OF