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2021 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK, EVERY DAY, EMS WORKERS SERVE ON THE FRONT LINES, PROVIDING LIFE-SAVING CARE OF AUSTINITES THROUGHOUT THE CITY, WHETHER THEY'RE ON THE AMBULANCE OR ELSEWHERE EVERY DAY.

AND IN EVERY YEAR, EMS PROFESSIONALS HAVE CONTINUED TO MEET THE MOMENT.

THIS YEAR IS NO DIFFERENT.

A FEW MONTHS AGO, EMS PROFESSIONALS RISKED THEIR LIVES TO SAVE OTHERS DURING WINTER STORM URI.

AND WE CONTINUE TO GRAPPLE WITH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WHICH HAS ASKED SO MUCH OF OUR MEDICAL SERVICES TEAM.

I INVITE YOU ALL TO JOIN ME IN CELEBRATING OUR EMS PROFESSIONALS AND IN THANKING CHIEF RODRIGUEZ FOR HIS DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CITY, AS HE RETIRES AT THE END OF THIS MONTH, CHIEF RODRIGUEZ HAS SERVED AUSTIN WELL FOR 15 YEARS AND HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN MAKING OUR EMS TEAM WHAT IT IS TODAY.

AND I WISH HIM ALL THE BEST.

THERE'S THE PROCLAMATION BE IT KNOWN THAT WHEREAS EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IS A VITAL PUBLIC SERVICE AND PROVIDES LIFE-SAVING CARE TO THOSE IN NEED 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, 365 DAYS A YEAR.

AND WHEREAS THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEM CONSISTS OF PARAMEDICS OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS, EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS, EMERGENCY NURSES, FIRST RESPONDERS, EDUCATORS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND OTHERS WHO'VE DEDICATED THEIR LIVES TO THE SERVICE OF OTHERS.

AND WHEREAS EMS WORKERS HAVE BEEN ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND WERE INVALUABLE DURING THE RESPONSE TO WINTER STORM URI SAVING LIVES AND PROVIDING CARE TO AUSTINITES THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

AND WHEREAS IT IS APPROPRIATE TO RECOGNIZE THE VALUE AND THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS IN AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY BY DESIGNATING EMERGENT EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK.

NOW, THEREFORE I COUNCIL MEMBER ALISON ALTER ON BEHALF OF STEVE ADLER, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN, TEXAS DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THE WEEK OF MAY 16TH TO 22, 2021 AS EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK.

IF I COULD MAYOR BEFORE WE LET CHIEF RODRIGUEZ SAY A FEW WORDS, I WANTED TO ECHO NOT ONLY THE RECOGNITION OF THIS SIGNIFICANT WEEK, BUT, UH, THE RETIREMENT OF T RODRIGUEZ, UH, AS COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR MENTIONED, THIS WOULD BE HIS LAST FORMAL COUNCIL MEETING, UH, AT THIS TIME, CAUSE HE RETURNED AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

UH, BUT YOUR DEDICATION TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN, TO TRAVIS COUNTY AND TO REALLY, UH, REVOLUTIONIZING THE EMS PROFESSION OVER THE TIME THAT YOU'VE BEEN HERE, YOU HAVE BEEN A REMARKABLE MARK FROM A LEADER WHO'S REALLY LEANED INTO THE INNOVATION AND THE COMMITMENT TO SERVING OUR RESIDENTS.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE CHIEF RODRIGUEZ, AND WE WISH YOU THE BEST IN YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS CHANGED, BUT, UM, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTERS SPOKE WELL ON BEHALF OF, OF, OF ALL OF US.

UH, THERE HAS BEEN JUST REMARKABLE CHANGE MADE IN EMS DURING YOUR TENURE.

UH, AND, AND I JUST WANT TO EXPRESS A PERSONAL APPRECIATION AS WELL.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS WANT TO SAY ANYTHING BEFORE WE GIVE THE CHIEF A CHANCE TO TALK TO COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

YES.

AND THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER FOR THAT.

UM, UH, FOR, FOR THAT PROCLAMATION OF THIEF, I HAVE REALLY APPRECIATED THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH YOU OVER THE YEARS SINCE I FIRST STARTED ON COUNCIL AND, AND WAS, UH, AND WAS PROUD TO BRING FORWARD THE EXPANSION OF THE COMMUNITY PARAMEDIC PROGRAM.

WHEN I FIRST STARTED ON COUNCIL, YOU HAVE BEEN A VERY, UM, INNOVATIVE IN YOUR USED OF, UM, COMMUNITY MEDICINE AND COMMUNITY PARAMEDICS.

UM, AND I'VE BEEN PROUD TO WORK WITH YOU OVER THE YEARS AND CONTINUED EXPANSION OF THAT PROGRAM.

AND SO I REALLY, UM, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND, UM, AND WE'RE GOING TO MISS YOU.

WE'RE DEFINITELY GOING TO MISS YOU CHIEF.

YOU WON'T HAVE A SECOND.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I WASN'T EXPECTING THAT.

I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST HERE TO GET A PROCLAMATION.

UM, BUT THANK YOU ALL FOR, FOR YOUR RECOGNITION.

I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THAT.

UH, YOU KNOW, THE MEN AND WOMEN OF AUSTIN, TRAVIS COUNTY, UH, INDEED ARE EXCELLENT CLINICIANS.

AND THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF MY GOALS, UH, THROUGHOUT MY TIME HERE, UH, TO MOVE THEM AS BEING RECOGNIZED AS JUST GREAT RESPONDERS, TO BEING GREAT CLINICIANS.

AND WE'VE ACHIEVED THAT.

I THINK THAT, UH, I HEAR THAT MORE AND MORE OFTEN, UH, THEY'RE REFERRED TO AS EMS CLINICIANS IN THE TRULY WHAT THEY ARE, UM, THE EVENTS OF, OF THIS LAST YEAR COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR MENTIONED SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE GONE THROUGH, UH, BUT THEY REALLY HAVE SHOWN US EVEN

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MORE ABOUT THE SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES OF OUR EMS PEOPLE.

UH, WE'VE LEARNED THAT NOT ONLY CAN THEY ASSEMBLE AN ISOLATION FACILITY, THEY CAN HELP RUN IT.

UH, NOT ONLY CAN THEY, UH, MOVE PATIENTS TO AN ALTERNATIVE CARE FACILITY, BUT THEY CAN HELP ASSEMBLE IT AND PREPARE IT FOR OCCUPANCY.

UM, NOT ONLY DO THEY UNDERSTAND POPULATION HEALTH, THEY CAN INTEGRATE WITH, UH, CARE SYSTEMS FROM ACROSS OUR COMMUNITY TO DELIVER CARE.

AND OUR HOST TEAM IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THAT PROVIDING CARE FOR SOME OF OUR MOST NEEDY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY, UH, COUNCIL, YOUR, UH, EMS AGENCY UNDERSTANDS AND OPERATES WITHIN COMPLEX HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS, SUCH AS THE TRIPLE AIM, UH, IMPROVEMENT SCIENCE AND THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH.

THOSE ARE IMPORTANT FACTORS FOR HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS AND YOUR EMS SYSTEM IS, IS UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO HELP WITH ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

UH, THE MEN AND WOMEN OF AUSTIN, TRAVIS COUNTY EMS ARE AMONG LEADERS IN THE INDUSTRY ACROSS THE, THEY DEMONSTRATE THEIR TALENT, THEIR RELIABILITY, THEIR FLEXIBILITY, AND THEIR CREATIVITY EVERY DAY.

YOU'RE RIGHT IN A FEW DAYS, I'LL, I'LL RETIRE AND IT'S KIND OF A SAD THING, BUT, UM, I'M HAPPY TO, I'M EXCITED ABOUT IT.

I'M EXCITED TO LEARN WHAT IT'S, WHAT IT'S LIKE TO NOT BE ON CALL EVERY DAY, EVERY HOUR.

SO THAT'S GOING TO BE EXCITING FOR ME.

UM, NO PUBLIC SAFETY CHIEF, UH, CAN CARE FOR THEIR PEOPLE WITHOUT A STRONG BACKUP SYSTEM.

UH, COUNSEL, YOU CERTAINLY HAVE PROVIDED THAT OVER THE YEARS AND I WANTED TO PERSONALLY THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE TO SUPPORT THE EMS SYSTEM AND TO HELP GROW IT.

UM, YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY YOU CAN HAVE AN INNOVATIVE LEADER AT THE TOP OF AN AGENCY, BUT WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT, THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING.

SO THANK YOU FOR, FOR THAT.

UH, YOU RECOGNIZE MY SUCCESS, BUT I TURN THAT RIGHT BACK AT YOU AND SAY, THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT.

I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO, TO WRAP UP MY TIME WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UH, THAN TO BE HERE WITH YOU HONORING THE MEN AND WOMEN OF EMS. THEY EARN OUR LOVE AND OUR RESPECT EVERY DAY.

AND I THINK WE, THAT WE CAN DO THINGS LIKE THIS TO SHOW THEM ONCE A YEAR, HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE TO US.

AND ANYTIME THAT YOU SEE A MEDIC, AS I ALWAYS SAY, GIVE THEM A HUG, THEY'VE EARNED IT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHASE.

UH, AND NOW, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL.

THANKS SO MUCH.

I WANTED TO TAKE JUST A MINUTE, UM, KIND OF IN RIGHT BEFORE WE GET TO MEMORIAL DAY AND TO, UM, EXTEND A REAL, UH, THANK YOU.

AND SOME WORDS OF GRATITUDE TO OUR FRIENDS AT C3.

UM, THEY SENT, UH, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, UM, FLAX, AND THESE FLAGS WERE FLOWN IN THE FIELD OF FLAGS IN JANUARY, UM, FOR THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS.

AND I, I JUST WANTED TO REMARK, UM, ON THAT, UM, GRACIOUS GIFT TO US ON THE COUNCIL AND WANTED TO READ JUST A WEE BIT FROM EMMETT BELIVEAU.

UH, WHO'S THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FROM, UH, MR. BELLIVEAU, HIS LETTER THAT HE SENT TO, UH, THE COUNCIL AND HE WRITES, DO YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER POOL 2020 WAS AN IMMENSELY CHALLENGING YEAR FOR THE MUSIC AND LIVE EVENT INDUSTRY, BOTH HERE IN AUSTIN AND AROUND THE GLOBE.

AFTER SUCH A BRUISING YEAR, C3 PRESENTS WAS HONORED TO BE CHOSEN, TO PRODUCE A SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF THE BIDEN HARRIS INAUGURATION IN JANUARY OF 2021 DOZENS OF C3 EMPLOYEES TRAVELED FROM AUSTIN TO OVERSEE THE FIELD OF FLAGS INSTALLATION, WHICH INCLUDED NEARLY 200,000 FLAGS FROM EVERY US STATE AND TERRITORY ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE NATIONAL LAW.

COLLECTIVELY, THE FLAGS REPRESENTED THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS WHO WERE UNABLE TO GATHER SAFELY TO CELEBRATE THE INAUGURATION.

OUR TEAM WORKED FOR WEEKS TO INSTALL THE FLAGS, MEDIA BROADCAST INFRASTRUCTURE, AND ICONIC LIGHTING DISPLAY, AND NUMEROUS OTHER PRODUCTION ELEMENTS FOR MOST OF OUR EMPLOYEES, VENDORS AND CONTRACTORS.

THE INAUGURATION WAS THEIR ONLY IN-PERSON EVENT SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN.

WE PRESENT THIS US FLAG, WHICH FLEW ON THE NATIONAL MALL DURING THE INAUGURATION OF JOSEPH BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS IN RECOGNITION OF OUR CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP HERE IN AUSTIN.

IT IS ONE OF JUST 4,000 LARGER FLAGS THAT WERE INCLUDED IN THE RECORD.

SETTING DISPLAY WERE FILLED WITH OPTIMISM AS WE WORK TO SAFELY RESTART OUR INDUSTRY FROM LOCAL CONCERTS TO MAJOR MUSIC FESTIVALS, 2021 WILL BE A YEAR OF RENEWAL AND HOPE FOR SO MANY THAT HAVE STRUGGLED IN OUR CITY AND BEYOND WE REMAIN EXCITED AT THE OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD AND LOOK FORWARD TO OUR CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP IN AUSTIN,

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SINCERELY EMMETT BELIVEAU.

AND I, I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THAT BECAUSE I THINK THESE WORDS ARE REALLY A GREAT EXPRESSION OF HOW ALL OF US ARE FEELING AS WE HAVE MOVED UP INTO STAGE TWO OF OUR, UM, PANDEMIC RESPONSE.

UH, THERE'S A SENSE OF HOPEFULNESS, UM, NOT ONLY IN AUSTIN, UM, BUT ACROSS THE LAND AND TRULY THIS, THIS FLAG HERE WAS QUITE A GENEROUS GIFT AND IT, IT COMES WITH MUCH MOMENT.

SO THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK OUR PARTNERS IN THE MUSIC COMMUNITY AND, UM, HERE'S TO A TERRIFIC 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR ACL, WHICH IS HAPPENING IN ZILKER PARK THIS OCTOBER.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, COLLEAGUES.

IT IS,

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UH, 10 17, UH, RIGHT HERE ON MAY 20TH, 21.

UH, WE ARE TRYING TO, UH, CONVENE THE, UH, CITY COUNCIL MEETING, UH, WHICH IS BEING HELD, UH, UM, UM, REMOTELY BY VIDEO, A VIDEO CONFERENCE WE HAVE BEFORE IN PRESENT.

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ALL RIGHT, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE AGENDA FOR TODAY.

WE HAVE SOME CHANGES AND CORRECTION, UH, WHICH I WILL READ INTO THE, UH, THE RECORD ITEM.

NUMBER ONE HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN.

ITEM NUMBER NINE IS TO APPROVE AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT FEE SCHEDULE ITEM.

NUMBER 10 IS TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION, AUTHORIZING THE NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION OF ALL DOCUMENTS.

ITEM NUMBER 17, POSTPONE TO JUNE 10TH.

ITEM 18 POSTPONE.

DID YOU LEARN AS IS ITEM 29? ITEM NUMBER 30 HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED BY ITEM 62.

ITEM 25 HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN ITEM 40 POSTPONED TO JULY 29TH, 2021 ITEM 55 IS WITHDRAWN.

IT'S GOTTA BE RE POSTED WITH, UH, CHANGES ON JUNE 3RD, 2021 ITEM 57 IS POSTPONE.

DID YOU THIRD 2021 ITEM NUMBER 60, UH, UH, SHOULD ADD A COUNCIL MEMBER PAGE, UH, ELLIS AS A CO-SPONSOR I DON'T NUMBER 63 SHOULD ADD COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN AS A CODE SPONSOR.

I DON'T REMEMBER.

67 IS POSTPONE TO JUNE 10TH OF 2021.

I SEE THREE ITEMS THAT ARE BEING PULLED THUS FAR.

ONE IS ITEM 56.

ONE IS ITEM 63, BOTH MENTIONED BY THE CHANGES IN CORRECTION.

UH, 56 PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY 63 POOR BLACK COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER IS APPALLING, UH, ITEM NUMBER 60.

SO THAT'S 60, 62, I'M SORRY, 56, 60 AND 63.

I THINK IT WAS RIGHT.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

UM, I LIKE TO PULL ITEM 13.

OKAY.

THAT'S A MEMBER KITCHEN PULLS ITEM NUMBER 13.

I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER ON ITEM NUMBER 62.

UH, BUT I'LL ASK HIM JUST BEFORE WE TAKE THE VOTE.

I THINK SEVERAL OF THE QUESTIONS I ASKED YOU, UH, JUST TO GET SOME LEGISLATIVE INTENT, UH, EVEN BEFORE WE PASS THEM ON.

I DON'T THINK I NEED TO PULL IT.

THAT'S WHERE THE KITCHEN.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO THE ITEMS, I'M SORRY.

YOU'RE MUTED.

I JUST HAVE A QUESTION ON 29.

I DON'T NEED TO PULL IT.

OKAY.

MAKE SURE YOU ASK THAT.

OKAY.

ITEM 29, AS I RECOLLECT IS GOING TO BE A COLD, BUT YOU SAID YOU HAD SOME COMMENTS YOU WANTED TO MAKE ON THAT MAY NOT POSTPONE, IS THAT RIGHT? UH, OH, I JUST HAD A QUESTION WHENEVER YOU ASK.

WE'LL GET THERE.

UM, SO BEING PULLED ARE 1356, 60 AND 63.

UH, ANYTHING ELSE BEING PULLED,

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RIGHT? COLLEAGUES.

WE HAVE, UH, UH, FOLKS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.

WE HAVE, UH, 28 PEOPLE, UH, THIS MORNING SPEAKING AT, UH, THREE MINUTES EACH, UH, WE HAVE SIT-COM FIVE SPEAKERS, WHICH WE'LL GET TO, UH, AS CLOSE TO NOON AS WE CAN, BUT NOT BEFORE FIVE PEOPLE, THREE MINUTES.

EACH THIS AFTERNOON, WE HAVE 25 SPEAKERS.

MOST ARE ON ITEM NUMBER 52

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ZONING CARRIES.

I DON'T REMEMBER 52 IS GOING TO HAVE A DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT.

SO WE'LL PROBABLY TAKE THAT UP FIRST, UH, LEAD BOTH SIDES, UH, UH, MAKE THEIR CASE AND WE CAN DECIDE THE ISSUE OF, UH, LET PEOPLE SPEAK THAT WANT TO SPEAK ON THE QUESTION OF POSTPONEMENT ABOUT THE MERITS OF THE CASE.

AND THEN WE'LL DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THE POSTPONE, IF WE POSTED ALL OF THAT, IT COULD BE THAT SOME OF THE SPEAKERS WOULD JUST WANT TO COME BACK.

UH, BUT THAT'S OUR, THAT'S OUR DAY BREAKING FOR LUNCH, RIGHT AFTER A SIT-COM.

WE HAVE ONE ITEM TO CONSIDER IN EXECUTIVE SESSION TODAY AND ON COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR.

I JUST WANT TO NOTE THAT DURING CITIZEN COMMUNICATION, I'M GOING TO HAVE MY VIDEO OFF.

I HAVE A BIT OF A HEADACHE, AND SO I'M JUST NOT GOING TO STARE AT THE COMPUTER, BUT I WILL BE LISTENING CLERK.

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO WE HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, UM, ON THIS MORNING'S CALL, I'M GOING GET ON THE DOCK.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE 17 THAT HAVE CONNECTED.

OKAY.

SOME OTHERS CONNECT ONCE WE, UM, ONCE WE INITIATE THAT, UH, MAYOR PRO TEM, IF YOU WOULD TAKE OR THE, UH, HOW AM I GOING TO NEED TO GO OFF, UM, UH, CANTERBURY OR MYSELF, UH, UH, AS THE WORK, UH, CALLS THE SPEAKERS.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THE FIRST SPEAKER IS ELLEN.

JEFFERSON.

ELLEN, PLEASE UNMUTE.

YES, I'M HERE.

YES.

OKAY.

PLEASE PROCEED WITH YOUR COMMENTS.

I'M SORRY.

I WAS SPEAKING ON AN ITEM, NOT GENERAL COMMUNICATION.

THAT IS CORRECT ITEM NUMBER.

I DO NOT NEED TO SPEAK.

OKAY.

UM, THANK YOU.

I, UH, WANTED TO JUST MAKE SURE THAT THE COUNCIL WAS AWARE OF THE NEED TO EXTEND OUR LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR 90 DAYS.

WE'VE WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH STAFF TO, UM, UP UNTIL THIS POINT AND BECAUSE OF COVID RESTRICTIONS AND VARIOUS OTHER THINGS, WE JUST NEED THE EXTRA TIME.

SO IT SOUNDS LIKE IT'S ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AND I APPRECIATE IF YOU ALL WILL PASS IT AND THEN WE'LL BE BACK IN 90 DAYS TO ACTUALLY BRING SUBSTANTIAL THAT'S SUBSTANTIAL LICENSE AGREEMENT TO YOUR ATTENTION.

FRANK RODRIGUEZ.

GOOD MORNING.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

MY NAME IS .

I'M HERE TO SUPPORT RESOLUTION ITEMS. I'M A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN AND I REPRESENTED Q AUSTIN.

IT'S A NONPROFIT FOCUSED ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.

IT HELPS TO BRING ABOUT DIVERSE TALENT MUSICIANS OF COLOR AND UNDERREPRESENTED MUSIC GENRES TO THE STAGE TO PARTICIPATE IN AUSTIN'S RICH MUSIC ECOSYSTEM.

THE COUNCIL HAS BEEN EXCEPTIONAL AND SUPPORT THE CREATIVE AND MUSIC INDUSTRY BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS IN THE CREATIVE SECTOR.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND THANK YOU THIS MORNING TO COUNCIL MEMBER FOR THIS AND THE CO-SPONSORING CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THEY'RE OUT OF THE 60 RESOLUTION.

SO WE SUPPORT THE TRANSFORMATION EMPHASIS BY COUNSELING, GUIDING ALLOCATION IN THE CITY'S 108 MILLION OPERA OPERA FUNDING.

AND WE THANK YOU.

AND WE THINK YOU ALL ARE WISE, NOT JUST SPENDING MONEY, BUT INVESTING IN.

INSTEAD WE THINK THAT MUSIC PROGRAMS THAT THE RESOLUTION SUPPORTS ALL HAD THE POTENTIAL TO BE TRANSFORMATION IN THAT THEY RECOGNIZE OR PRIORITIZE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR THAT EACH FACE UNIQUE, UNIQUE BARRIERS TO OPPORTUNITY AND AGENDA AND SEXISM ARE PARTICULARLY PROBLEMATIC IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

SO WE SUPPORT THE ALLOCATION TO THE $10 MILLION.

THAT'S SET ASIDE IN THE, AND THE RESOLUTION FOR MUSIC RELATED PURPOSES, 5 MILLION EACH YEAR, OVER TWO YEARS FOR THE LIVE MUSIC FUND, THE SAVES LIVE MUSIC VENUE, PRESERVATION FUND, AND THE CREATIVE REALLY FUN.

WE SUPPORT THE ENTIRE RESOLUTION OF THE PARTICULAR THE LAST, WHEREAS ON PAGE SIX, IT RELATES TO THE SPENDING FRAMEWORK FOR HOT SERVICES, 3.2 MILLION FOR THE LIVE MUSIC SIGNING THAT IS RECOMMENDED REPLENISHING THE LIVE MUSIC PRINT WITH ART.

WHEN WE SUPPORT THIS, WE ALSO SUPPORT THE LAST TO BE A FURTHER RESOLVE ON PAGE SEVEN THAT RELATES TO THE ALLOCATION OTHER OPERA FUNDS.

IN ADDITION TO BACKFILLING THE LIVE MUSIC, THE REPLAY THAT REPLENISHES THE VENUE AND REPLENISHES

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THE CREATIVE WORKER, CERTAINLY THAT WILL BENEFIT MUSIC, SECTOR RECIPIENTS, INCLUDING SERVICE PERSONNEL AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS.

FINALLY, WE SUPPORT THE LAST, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT REQUEST THAT THE CITY MANAGER REPORT TO COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF THE RESOLUTION AT THE EXPECTED RELEASE OF THE LIVE MUSIC FRIENDS, I'M A MEMBER OF THE POINT OF LIVE MUSIC KIND OF WORKING GROUP.

THEN WE HAVEN'T MADE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE MUSIC CONDITIONING STAFF.

I UNDERSTAND IT THAT YOU USE THE COMMISSION MEETING STAFF WILL REPORT BACK AFTER CONSIDERING OUR RECOMMENDATIONS.

AFTER THAT OCCURS.

WE'D LIKE TO SEE THESE PHONES ARE ALLOWED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO.

SARAH HALL.

GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS SARAH I'M CALLING OF ITEM 63, 10 MILLION DIED OF THE FEDERAL AMERICAN MUSIC INDUSTRY RELEASE.

I'M A STUDENT LIVING IN DISTRICT NINE AND MY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS SPEAKING.

I'M A PROFESSIONAL HARPIST IN AUSTIN FOR THREE YEARS.

AND LAST YEAR I PUT A LOT OF CANCELLATIONS AND THIS JOBS DUE TO COVID, UH, MULTIPLE MUSICIANS I KNOW HAVE LEFT AUSTIN WE'VE WORKED LESS EXPENSIVE BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO SURVIVE HERE.

WHAT'S COVID PENNY'S OPPORTUNITY STYLE PRIOR TO COVID IT WAS WORTH IT BECAUSE THE OPPORTUNITIES CREATED BY THE INCREDIBLE NEW 16.

SO LET'S, EVERYTHING COMES DOWN AGAIN.

THE KING GOES BACK TO THEM.

IT'S REALLY CLOSE WITH THE INDUSTRY, BUT AUSTIN IS STRUGGLING SO HARD.

AND WITH THE ARTISTS THAT OFTEN, LIKE I LEFT BEHIND AN ABANDONED WITHOUT A STABLE INCOME FROM 14 MONTHS NOW, AND GIGS ARE STILL NOT THAT WE NEED THIS MONEY.

LASTLY, WE NEED THE CITY TO SELECT A CLOSE THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATOR AND ANY OTHER RELIEF GRANTS THAT WILL BENEFIT MUSICIANS TO ENSURE THAT ALL THE MONEY IS GOING TOWARDS MUSICIANS.

THANK YOU ALL FOR LISTENING.

UH, CLARK, I THINK MAYBE WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE THE LAST SPEAKER TO SUBMIT HER, UM, HER COMMENTARY AND WRITING.

I WOULD VENTURE TO SAY WE HEARD MAYBE HALF OF WHAT SHE SAID.

OKAY.

WE WILL SEND HER AN EMAIL REQUESTING SUCH NEXT SPEAKER IS PAT BOOKTA.

GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL MEMBERS, PAT BOOSTER HERE, UH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF AUSTIN, TEXAS MUSICIANS.

AND I'M HERE TODAY, UH, WITH FELLOW MEMBERS OF OUR MUSIC COMMUNITY TO STAND IN SUPPORT OF ITEM 60 AS INTRODUCED BY COUNCIL MEMBER.

FREWEN TAZ.

UH, WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE RP FUNDING WILL BE CRUCIAL IN ADDRESSING ALL OF OUR CITY'S VARIOUS NEEDS.

AND WE REMIND YOU THAT MOST WORKING MUSICIANS STILL NEED ASSISTANCE BEFORE GIGS RETURNED AT A HUNDRED PERCENT, UH, CAPACITY AGAIN.

AND GIVEN THAT OUR STATE JUST OPTED OUT OF EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS MEETING THAT NEED IN A TIMELY MANNER IS CRUCIAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF OUR INDUSTRY.

UH, SO WE ASK THAT THE RESOLUTION BE SUPPORTED AS WRITTEN AND USE MAJORITY OF THE FUNDS TO BACKFILL THE LIVE MUSIC FUND DEFICIT OVER TWO YEARS.

AND WITH THAT, WE ARE CITY STAFF TO LAUNCH THE WIDE MUSIC FUND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, UH, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION STAKEHOLDER INPUT AS HOW THOSE FUNDS WILL BE USED, AND VERY IMPORTANTLY, TO CHOOSE A QUALIFIED THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATOR THAT THE MUSIC COMMUNITY SUPPORTS.

SO THAT FUNDS MAY BE DISTRIBUTED EQUITABLY AND GROWING THROUGH PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, UH, YEARS AGO, THE VISITOR IMPACT TASK FORCE RECOMMENDED A MODEL OF TALENT REIMBURSEMENT IN WHICH VENUES ARE REIMBURSED FOR PAYING MUSICIANS, A FAIR LIVING WAGE.

THE PLAN IS A SIMPLE STARTING POINT TO ADDRESS OUR IMMEDIATE NEEDS AND CAN BE APPLIED WITH AN EMPHASIS ON EQUITY AS WE SET A NEW STANDARD FOR BUSINESS PRACTICES GOING FORWARD, UH, AS WELL AS SONS ARE TO BE USED TO REPLENISH PROGRAMS SUCH AS THE CREATIVE WORKER RELIEF GRANT, UH, LET'S PLEASE INCLUDE PARAMETERS TO ENSURE THAT THE 10 MILLION GOES DIRECTLY TO OUR MUSIC COMMUNITY AND THAT A QUALIFIED THIRD PARTY, UH, ADMINISTER THE PROCESS.

UH, AND JUST THANK YOU GUYS AGAIN FOR HELPING ME THE NEEDS OF OUR MUSICIANS, UH, NET.

I'VE BEEN HERE 30 YEARS

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THIS YEAR, AND I'VE NEVER SEEN A COUNCIL REALLY PRIORITIZE OUR MUSIC COMMUNITY SO MUCH.

UH, SO WE THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND WE ARE HUMBLED TO WORK WITH YOU IN BUILDING A VERY EQUITABLE FUTURE FOR, UH, MUSIC IN AUSTIN'S GROWING ECONOMY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, REBECCA REYNOLDS, PAT BELL TRAYS.

THANK YOU.

UM, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

HELLO.

OKAY.

UM, MAYOR ADLER, MAYOR PRO TEM HARPER, MADISON, AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS PAT AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT NINE.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

THANK YOU ALSO FOR THE WORK, ALL OF YOU DO ON BEHALF OF AUSTIN'S RESIDENTS, BOTH PEOPLE AND ANIMALS.

I APPRECIATE VERY MUCH THAT THESE ARE DIFFICULT TIMES FOR ALL OF US, INCLUDING COUNCIL.

I AM SPEAKING TODAY ON BEHALF OF THE SAVE OPEN INTAKE CAMPAIGN, OPEN INTAKE, ANIMAL SHELTERS ARE IMPORTANT AND NECESSARY COMPONENT OF NO KILL OF ANIMAL PROTECTION AND TO ENSURE A SPAY-NEUTER OF DOGS AND CATS IN ORDER TO END PET OVERPOPULATION JUST A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO, ELLEN JEFFERSON OF AUSTIN PETS ALIVE WAS INTERVIEWED ON TV NEWS.

AND SHE SAID THAT THE COVID PANDEMIC STILL IN ITS EARLY STAGES HAD TAUGHT US THAT OPEN INTAKE ANIMAL SHELTERS ARE NO LONGER NEEDED THAT THE, THAT THE COMMUNITY CAN TAKE IN.

AND REHOME HOMELESS PETS.

I DISAGREED WITH HER THEN, AND I DISAGREED NOW OPEN INTAKE.

ANIMAL SHELTERS ARE VITAL AS A SAFETY NET FOR LOW-INCOME PEOPLE, FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ABOUT TO LOSE THEIR HOMES AND PEOPLE WHO'VE ALREADY LOST THEIR HOME.

SO HERE'S MY REQUEST FOR AN ITEM 11 AUSTIN PETS, ALIVE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN SHOULD NOT BE CHANGED UNTIL THERE HAS BEEN A THOROUGH AND OPEN DISCUSSION WITH OUR COMMUNITY ABOUT OPENING TAKE ANIMAL SHELTERING, AND WHETHER THE COMMUNITY AGREES THAT OPEN-ENDED ANIMAL SHELTERING IS NECESSARY AND VITAL FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION, PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW THE LICENSE AGREEMENTS TO BE CHANGED IN A MANNER THAT ALLOWS APA TO REDUCE ITS COMMITMENT TO HOMELESS AND UNWANTED PETS.

PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW THE LICENSE AGREEMENT TO BE CHANGED WITHOUT DISCUSSING THE LAMAR BEACH PLAN.

AND WHETHER APA CONTINUES TO BE COMMITTED TO RAISING THE 18.5 MILLION TO 24.6 MILLION NEEDED TO BUILD A NEW SHELTER AT LAMAR BEACH OR ELSEWHERE IN AUSTIN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR ADLER MAYOR PUT TIM HARPER MEDICINE IN COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS SANDRA AND I'M A LONGTERM RESIDENT IN DISTRICT TWO AND A MEMBER OF THE PROJECT CONNECT EQUITY TOOL COMMITTEE.

I'M SPEAKING ON ITEM 29 AND IN MY POST TO IT ONLY BECAUSE OF THE CONSTRAINTS I HAVE ON THIS RESOLUTION INTENT REGARDING ANTI-DISPLACEMENT.

I RECOGNIZE THAT THIS ITEM IS POSTPONED AND NESTED AS DELIBERATE IN PREPARATION FOR THE JUNE 3RD MEETING, TO PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING.

I SPOKE BEFORE THE CAPITAL METRO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO A MEETING WITH THE ALSO CITY COUNCIL IN DECEMBER THE 18TH, BECAUSE SOME OF YOU WERE NOT THERE.

I WISH YOUR FOOT.

I STATED THING AS IF SEVERAL OTHERS THAT THERE WAS A LACK OF PUBLIC TRUST AND CENTRICITY WAS IMPORTANT THAT THEY WORK ON BUILDING THAT TRUST AND TRULY ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS, UM, CONCERTED THE APPEARANCE THAT TODAY'S RESOLUTION IS AN ATTEMPT BY THE COUNCIL TO GET AROUND THE PAINTING CODE.

NEXT LAWSUIT, WE WORRY ABOUT AVAILABLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

AND I ASKED THAT THE COUNCIL FIND OUT WHAT THE TRUE CURRENT VACANCY RATE IS.

THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW.

I APPRECIATE THE INCLUSION OF NEIGHBORHOOD CONTACT TEAMS AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD BASED GROUPS IN THE REVISIONS, BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONES THAT PERMANENTLY LIVE WITH THE DECISIONS THAT THIS COUNCIL WE HOPE OUR INPUT WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE PLANTS WHO WERE NOT REALLY CHECKED UP LIKE AN ITEM ON A CHECKLIST.

WE KNOW WHAT WAS DONE IN THE EAST RIVERSIDE CORRIDOR, IN THE EXTREME DISPLACEMENT OF PAST RESIDENTS WHO WERE PRIMARILY LOWER INCOME AND PEOPLE OF COLOR, INCLUDING THE STUDENTS FROM UT WITH THIS TRACK RECORD, HOW DOES THIS RESOLUTION THAT SET THE GROUNDWORK FOR REPEATED THIS SCENARIO ALONG THE ENTIRE TRANSIT LINES? DO YOU INTEND TO FOLLOW WHAT WE VOTED ON, WHICH IS ANTI-DISPLACEMENT? WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF ANTI-DISPLACEMENT I GUESS BACK IN DECEMBER STILL, NO ANSWER DISPLACEMENT HAS BEEN MOVING A JUMPING FROM ONE PREMISE PLACE FOR A POSITION.

THEREFORE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT WILL MEAN THAT I'LL TURN WITH, AND THIS WILL NOT BE MOVED FROM THEIR HOMES.

WE ARE THE BAR AND BY PROPOSING TO MOVE THE BAR

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AND REMOVE, IT WILL BE A FAILURE BY THE COUNCIL.

I CANNOT STRESS TO YOU HOW FRAGILE BE PUBLIC STRESSORS IN THIS PROCESS.

YOUR ACTIONS WILL LET US KNOW WHERE THE CONTRACT WITH A BOATER STAMPS WITH YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

HYPER NELSON.

HELLO.

UM, GOOD MORNING TO EVERYONE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR, UM, TO SO MANY OF YOU MEMBERS OF THE BODY FOR VISITING OUR CHILDREN'S SHELTER YESTERDAY AT SAFE AND TAKING THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT THE MANY INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN VIOLENCE AND ABUSE AND HOMELESSNESS.

MY NAME IS PIPER SEGIE NELSON, AND I'M THE CHIEF PUBLIC STRATEGIES OFFICER AT THE SAFE ALLIANCE.

UM, AND TODAY I'M GOING TO BE SHARING SOME REMARKS THAT WERE GIVEN YESTERDAY, MY, MY COLLEAGUES, UM, BUT THEY COULDN'T JOIN THIS MORNING.

SO, UM, FAITH IS A CENTRAL TEXAS NONPROFIT DEDICATED TO STOPPING ABUSE AND VIOLENCE.

THERE'S A PART OF OUR WORK.

WE CURRENTLY OPERATE A 105 BED SHELTER FOR SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE AND ABUSE THAT NEEDS TO BE BEHIND A GATE, BUT THAT'S THAT WE REGULARLY HAVE 30 TO 50 PEOPLE ON OUR WAIT LIST FOR THAT SHELTER.

AND THAT DOESN'T EVEN GET TO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN DANGER.

AND AREN'T EVEN ON THE WAIT LIST.

SO WITH DISAGREEMENT THAT YOU ALL WILL VOTE ON TODAY, SAFE, AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY HOUSING SOLUTION THAT WILL SERVE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY VIOLENCE AND ABUSE AND LIKELY HOMELESSNESS.

I'D LIKE TO TELL YOU ABOUT BONNIE WHO'S A FORMER CLIENT.

IT'S SAFE THROUGHOUT THE CHILDHOOD BODY EXPERIENCE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE, TRAFFICKING AND HOMELESSNESS, UM, LIVED WITH PTSD, PANIC ATTACKS AND CHRONIC PAIN.

AND WHEN AN ASSAULT CENTER TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, SHE WAS CONNECTED WITH SAFE.

WE GOT HER INTO SHELTER, CONNECTED HER WITH MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CASE MANAGEMENT, PEER SUPPORT.

AND HE ENROLLED IN OUR TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM AND NOW HAS STAYED HOME OF HER OWN.

BUT IT'S REALLY HARD TO IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF WE HADN'T GOTTEN HER INTO SHELTER BECAUSE JUST LIKE BONNIE RIGHT HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY, PEOPLE ARE MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE BETWEEN AN ABUSIVE HOUSE AND EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, FAMILY VIOLENCE AND HOMELESSNESS ARE SO DIRECTLY CONNECTED.

AND THE NUMBERS BACK UP FIRSTHAND, 80% OF MOMS NATIONALLY WITH KIDS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS PREVIOUSLY FACED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

27% OF TEXAS, FORMER FOSTER YOUTH EXPERIENCE HOMELESSNESS WITHIN THREE YEARS OF AGING OUT OF THE SYSTEM AND IN TRAVIS COUNTY LAST YEAR, 72% OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS REPORTED THAT THEIR HOMELESSNESS WAS CAUSED BY TRAUMA AND ABUSE AND HOW SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE AND ABUSE, FAKE BARRIERS TO SAFETY, HOUSING, AND ONGOING CYCLES OF VIOLENCE AND ABUSE.

AND YET SECURING HOUSING IN THIS TOWN HAS GOTTEN EVEN HARDER.

THE AVERAGE RENT IS MORE THAN $1,400 A MONTH, BUT AN INDIVIDUAL WORKING FULL-TIME MINIMUM WAGE JOB GROSS IS ONLY 1343 A MONTH.

SO IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO WORK YOUR WAY OUT OF HOMELESSNESS.

THAT'S WHY WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO STEP UP FOR STEPPING UP AND HELPING THE PEOPLE LIVING AT THE INTERSECTION OF HOMELESSNESS AND FAMILY VIOLENCE.

WE'RE GOING TO WORK TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY TO ENSURE THAT ANYONE WHO EXPERIENCED THE ABUSE HAS ACCESS TO SAFE AND SAFE HOUSING.

AND WE'RE SO GRATEFUL TO YOU ALL FOR THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING AND CHARLOTTE PATTERSON.

GOOD MORNING.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

MY NAME IS ANN CHARLOTTE PATTERSON.

I'M VICE CHAIR OF THE MUSIC COMMISSION, AND I'M THINKING OF SUPPORTIVE ITEM 60, THE RESOLUTION TO DIRECT FUNDING FROM ARP TO CULTURAL ARTS AND MUSIC.

AS A MUSIC COMMISSIONER, I'LL USE MY TIME TO FOCUS ON THE MUSIC PORTION OF THE RESOLUTION.

IN 2019, PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC, THE LIVE MUSIC FOND WAS COMING INTO BEING AS A WAY TO INVEST HOTEL OCCUPANCY, TAX REVENUE AND LIVE MUSIC AMID GROWING ON AFFORDABILITY.

TWO YEARS LATER, HOT REVENUES ARE DRAMATICALLY LOWER THAN ANTICIPATED.

OUR LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS EMERGING FROM A LONG SHUTDOWN AND REAL ESTATE COSTS HAVE SKYROCKETED.

THIS IS A CRITICAL MOMENT FOR AUSTIN MUSIC.

AS WE STAND TO LOSE MUSIC VENUES AND RISK LOSING SOME OF OUR MOST TALENTED AND DEDICATED CITIZENS TO OTHER MUNICIPALITIES, BUT AUSTIN'S MUSIC STORY CAN TAKE A DIFFERENT, MORE VISIONARY DIRECTION BY INVESTING IN MUSIC IN THE SAME WAY THAT THE CITY PROVIDES FINANCIAL INCENTIVES, THAT BUSINESS SECTORS AND OTHER INDUSTRIES, OUR ICONIC MUSIC SCENE CAN SURVIVE, THRIVE, AND TRANSFORM INTO MORE SPACES.

SHAUN, ARAS, AND TECHNOLOGIES.

WE CAN ADDRESS HISTORIC AND EQUITIES AND HOLD OUR STANDING AS LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

LIVE MUSIC IS A MAJOR DRAW FOR TOURISM, OTHER INDUSTRIES AND AUDIENCE DOLLARS FROM THROUGHOUT CENTRAL TEXAS AND BEYOND $5 MILLION A YEAR FOR TWO YEARS DIRECTED BY THIS RESOLUTION IS NOT JUST AN INVESTMENT IN QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL

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OF OUR RESIDENTS.

IT'S AN INVESTMENT THAT SIMPLY MAKES GOOD BUSINESS SENSE FOR AUSTIN.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LETTING ME SPEAK THIS MORNING.

UH, THANK YOU TO THE COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT WORKED ON THIS RESOLUTION, AND I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT READ ACROSS GOOD MORNING.

THIS IS RITA CROSS I'M CALLING IN REGARD TO AUTOMATE 11 AUSTIN PETS ALIVE HAS A LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER RELATING TO THE INTAKE OF ANIMALS.

THE PROPOSED REDUCTION OF THE INTAKE NUMBERS IS A CRITICAL CONCERN AND REQUIRES SERIOUS DISCUSSION AND INPUT BEFORE SUCH A CHANGE SHOULD EVER TAKE PLACE.

THIS WOULD ALSO INCLUDE A PA'S PLAN TO BUILD A SHELTER IN AUSTIN.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR, YOUR CONCERN AND HUMANE ACTIONS FOR HOMELESS ANIMALS IN AUSTIN ARE HOMELESS.

ANIMALS DESERVE OUR PROTECTION AND OUR CARING HEARTS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

CODY COLON, GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS CODY CALLAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE RED RIVER CULTURAL DISTRICT AND PRESIDENT OF MUSIC MAKES AUSTIN ITEM.

60 HAS A DIRECT IMPACT ON THE MUSIC ECONOMY.

NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF JOBS, GROWTH AND JOB RETENTION FOR MUSICIANS AND CREATIVE WORKERS, BUT ALSO IN THE TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE THAT THE LA MUSIC FUND WILL CREATE FOR OUR INDUSTRY WANTS DEPLOYED SUPPORT FOR THIS RESOLUTION ALSO HAS BROADER IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CULTURAL TOURISM INDUSTRY THAT ALSO INCLUDES HOTELS, RESTAURANTS, BARS, AND OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES WHO DEPEND ON WHY MUSIC TO BRING DESTINATION CONSUMERS, TO AREAS AND CREATE FOOT TRAFFIC.

FOR INSTANCE, THE 2019 CHICAGO THEATER STUDY SUGGESTS THAT FOR EVERY DOLLAR SPENT IN MUSIC AND ARTS VENUES, THERE'S A $12 ECONOMIC IMPACT IN THE SURROUNDING BUSINESSES JUST SUPPORTING THE COMEBACK.

THE LIVE MUSIC ALSO SUPPORTS JOBS, GROWTH AND RETENTION ACROSS THE ADJACENT SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY SECTORS.

REEMPLOYMENT HAS BEEN SLOW IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY DUE TO A COMBINATION OF LOW CONSUMER CONFIDENCE.

AND THE REALITY THAT THE LARGER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ARE CENTERED AROUND LARGE TOURISM FESTIVALS, WHICH DEPEND ON STATE TO STATE ROUTING.

MANY STATES DO NOT AGREE THAT THESE ACTIVITIES SHOULD RESUME, WHICH IS CREATING A FREEZING EFFECT ON DEEPER RECOVERY.

ALSO IN TEXAS, MANY UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS HAVE NOW BEEN REMOVED BY STATE ORDER, BUT THE EXTRA $300 FEDERAL BENEFITS ENDING JUNE 26TH FOR JOBLESS AUSTINITES.

THE STATE HAS ALSO CUT OFF OTHER FEDERAL BENEFITS THAT EXTENDED AID TO GET WORK GIG WORKERS, SELF-EMPLOYED PEOPLE AND OTHERS WHO AREN'T TRADITIONALLY COVERED BY UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ARE MUSICIANS AND CREATIVE WORKERS STAND TO BE LEFT HIGH AND DRY WITH DISORDER AND WILL NEED ONGOING PUBLIC SUPPORT UNTIL WE HAVE ACHIEVED PRE PANDEMIC EMPLOYMENT LEVELS.

OUR GROUPS HAVE ALREADY DOCUMENTED RETENTION LOSS AND MUSICIANS AND CREATIVE WORKERS.

FOLKS ARE NOT RETURNING BACK TO WORK.

MANY CREATIVES HAVE LEFT AUSTIN OVER THE PANDEMIC.

MANY CREATIVES WERE INELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS AND HAD TO FIND JOBS IN SECTORS THAT WERE ALLOWED TO OPERATE DURING PANDEMIC.

AND EVEN MEMBERSHIP HAS REPORTED THAT 50% OR FEWER PREVIOUS WORKERS WILL BE RETURNING.

AND THOSE ARE CHEAPLY.

THE VETERAN WORKERS WITH OVER FIVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, SIMILARLY DATA FROM DISTRICT HOTEL MANAGERS AND RESTAURANT SUPPORT.

THIS GENERAL YOUR SUPPORT COULD HELP US RETAIN PREVIOUS MUSIC, MUSIC WORKERS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE NOW HAVING TO CONSIDER OPTIONS AS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, WANE, OR ARE POOLED.

SO THERE'S A LONG ROAD TO TRAVEL FOR JOBS AND REVENUES TO RETURN TO SUSTAINABLE AND PROFITABLE LARGE-SCALE EMPLOYMENT IN OUR MUSIC SECTOR, THE RED RIVER CULTURAL DISTRICT AND MUSEUM MAKES AUSTIN IMPLORES YOU TO CONSIDER THESE GAP MEASURES TO REINVEST UP TO 10 MILLION AND THE PREVIOUS RELIEF PROGRAMS LIKE THE AUSTIN CREATIVE WORKERS RELIEF FUND AND SAVES MUSIC VENUE PRESERVATION FUND TO USE THESE FUNDS TO BACKFILL LOST HOT REVENUES FOR ARTS AND MUSIC, AND TO DEPLOY THE LINE MUSIC FUND NOW TO BRING OUR STRUGGLING MUSICIANS BACK TO WORK AND TO HELP CREATE CREATIVE MUSIC WORKER SHIFTS.

THANK YOU TO COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES, MAYOR ADLER, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL, COUNCIL MEMBER, KITCHEN, AND COUNSELING FOR ELLIS FOR SPONSORING THIS RESOLUTION.

AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE HERE TODAY FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND LEADERSHIP FOR OUR GREAT CITY.

PLEASE SUPPORT IMPACT ITEM NUMBER SIX.

THANK YOU.

YES.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS ROY WHALEY.

HOPE Y'ALL ARE DOING WELL THIS MORNING.

AND JUST AS A SIDE NOTE, I MISSED SEEING ALL OF Y'ALL I MISS BEING THERE IN PERSON AND BEING ABLE TO WATCH ALL OF YOU

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DO YOUR WORK.

I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY TO DAY I'M.

I'M WANTING TO TALK ABOUT ITEM 13, WHICH IS, UH, I'M OPPOSED TO I'M SPEAKING AS AN INDIVIDUAL.

I KNOW YOU'RE GETTING COMMENTS FROM ORGANIZATIONS, UM, BUT I AM OPPOSED TO USING PARKLAND AT ALL AT A TIME THAT WE NEED MORE PARKLAND.

WE DON'T NEED TO BE PUT IN BUILDINGS AND PARKING STRUCTURES, PARTICULARLY RIGHT UP AGAINST THE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL.

UH, PEOPLE DON'T GO THERE.

DON'T WALK BY BIG BUILDINGS OR WE WE'D, UH, WE'D HAVE A LOT OF BIG BUILDINGS, UH, ALL OVER THE SOUTH SIDE.

UM, AND IT, WE SHOULDN'T BE REPURPOSING.

WE SHOULD BE WORKING WITH, UH, OFTEN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT TO REPURPOSE SOME OF THE VACANT BUILDINGS, UH, TO RELOCATE THE DARDY ART CENTER.

I'M ALL FOR THE ARTS CENTER, BUT WE NEED REPURPOSE BUILDINGS THAT WE HAVE NOT USED PARKLAND TO BUILD BUILDINGS THAT WE DON'T REALLY NEED SINCE WE CAN REPURPOSE THE SCHOOLS, ESSENTIALLY SET UP FOR THE ARTS, UH, CLASSES THAT WOULD FIT VERY WELL THERE.

SO I KNOW THEY'RE GOING TO BE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE TAKING DIFFERENT POSITIONS, MINE, AND A MEMBER OF SOME OF THOSE ORGANIZATIONS.

MY PERSONAL POSITION OF DO NOT TAKE AWAY PARKLAND OUT OR TIME THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN SHOULD BE LOOKING AT WAYS TO ADD PARKLAND.

AS WE DONE SUPPLY, AS WE GROW, WE DON'T NEED TO TAKE AWAY OUR PARKLAND.

THERE IS A DIFFERENT SOLUTION, GOOD RECYCLING REPURPOSING SOLUTION.

AND I WOULD ASK YOU ALL TO RECONSIDER AND I WILL LET YOU GO AND HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT MEETING AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

ADIOS.

Y'ALL SONYA CHEVETTE.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

GO AHEAD.

EXCELLENT.

GREETINGS MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS SONYA YVETTE.

I AM ON THE BOARD MEMBER.

I AM A BOARD MEMBER OF THE AUSTIN, TEXAS MUSICIANS HERE TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF ITEM 60 AS A LONG RESIDENT OF AUSTIN, TEXAS, AS A GUITAR INSTRUCTOR, A SINGER SONGWRITER, LIVE MUSIC PERFORMER, AND A COLLEGE STUDENT I'M SPEAKING TODAY TO EXPRESS MY SINCERE HOPE THAT YOU WILL ACT IN FAVOR OF COUNCIL MEMBER POINT AS RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT 5,000,042 YEARS OF FEDERAL AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDING BE ALLOCATED FOR AUSTIN MUSIC, INDUSTRY RELIEF.

CURRENTLY UNDER DEBATE.

MUSICIANS HAVE GONE WITHOUT STABLE EARNED INCOME FOR 14 MONTHS NOW, AND GIGS ARE NOT BACK YET.

WE NEED THIS MONEY TO SUSTAIN OUR INDUSTRY UNTIL GIGS ARE BACK AT A HUNDRED PERCENT.

I AND MOST OF MY FELLOW MUSICIANS HAVE APPRECIATED THE INTEGRITY AND CONVICTION CONVICTION OF YOUR POSITIONS.

IN THE PAST, WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT YOU WILL ACT COURAGEOUSLY AND CLEARLY TO REPRESENT THE DOMINANT PERSPECTIVE OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS AT THIS IMPORTANT MOMENT.

AND IN THE FUTURE, I'M ALSO URGING COUNCIL TO SELECT A QUALIFIED THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATOR TO ADMINISTER THE LIVE MUSIC FUND AND ANY OTHER RELIEF GRANTS THAT WILL BENEFIT MUSICIANS.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK TODAY, OLIVIA, OVER TURF.

GOOD MORNING.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

HI.

GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS OLIVIA OVERTURN.

I LIVE IN DISTRICT TWO, BUT I'VE LIVED IN DISTRICT FIVE DECADES.

UM, I'M SEEING ON THE AGENDA ITEM AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 27, 27 ON MAY 12, 2021.

I WAS A COMPLAINANT AND AN ETHICS HEARING.

I'M HERE TO DISCUSS THE BEHAVIOR TO COMMISSIONERS DURING THAT HEARING, BESIDES THE MAJORITY OF THE COMMISSIONERS, NOT BEING PREPARED FOR THE HEARING, I HAD TO FACE ONE OF THE MOST GROTESQUE DISPLAYS OF CONDUCT.

THE CITY IS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE TO, I PROVIDED TO THE CITY CLERK TO FILES THE SCREENSHOTS, AND HOPEFULLY YOU'VE HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW THOSE COPIES.

UM, BEFOREHAND COMMISSIONER DEBRA GAMBER WHO REPRESENTS DISTRICT FIVE, MADE A SERIES THAT WOULD SEE GESTURES WHILE THE HEARING WAS BEING CONDUCTED ON CAMERA AND RECORDED.

ONE OF HER MOST VIAL GESTURES WAS SIMULATING FORCE TO BULEMIA.

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LET ME REPEAT THAT DURING MY ETHICS HERE, MEANING THE COMMISSIONER FOR DISTRICT FIVE SIMULATED FOR SPEEDING.

THEN SHE CONTINUED MAKING OTHER FACES, INCLUDING ROLLING HER EYES.

CLOWN FACES ARE REFERRED TO THE HEARING AS A QUOTE CLUSTER.

YOU KNOW WHAT? I HAD NO TIME TO SHARE.

SO REAL STOPPED THE MEETING.

THIS BEHAVIOR CONTINUED FOR TWO HOURS, WHATEVER DEBORAH DAMPER WAS, WHAT WAS HER PATH? FOUR DAYS IS COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT.

SHE A CLEAR REPRESENTATION OF YOUTH COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN, BUT IT'S VERY APPARENT THAT SHE KNOWS THE PER RATE SPACE PRIVILEGE.

AND THAT IS THE ONLY EXPLANATION HOW SHE COULD GET AWAY WITH THIS.

AND FOR THE RECORD COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN AND EVERYONE ELSE WATCHING IT'S A NONWHITE COMMISSIONER BEHAVE THE WAY COMMISSIONER DANBURG BEHAVED DURING A HEARING OF MEETINGS.

I THINK WE ALL KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN BESIDES THAT.

SHE ALSO STEPPED AWAY FROM THE QUORUM OF SIX MEMBERS MULTIPLE TIMES DURING THE HEARING.

AND AGAIN, THE MEETING WAS NOT STOPPED BY THE CHAIR.

FURTHERMORE, THE CHAIR SUB ROOM'S OWN CONDUCT IS IN QUESTION.

THE CHAIR DISPLAYED A LEVEL OF SEXISM THAT NEARLY WENT OFF THE RADAR.

DESPITE THE FACT THAT I PROVIDED LEGAL GUIDES FOR THE COMMISSION ABOUT TERMINOLOGY, THE CHAIR TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF TO EXPLAIN HIS PERSONAL INTERPRETATION REPEATEDLY WITHOUT CONSULTING WITH OUTSIDE COUNSEL.

THE CHAIR ALSO REPEATEDLY ANSWERED PHONE TEXTS FROM HIS WORK DURING THE HEARING ON CAMERA.

THE CHAIR ALSO POSTED MY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ON THE SCREEN WITHOUT MY CONSENT, WHICH IS OF NO GENERAL USE TO THE PUBLIC.

THE INFORMATION WAS NOT PUBLIC PRIOR TO THE HEARING, NOR WAS IT SCANNED INTO THE PUBLISHED AGENDA OF THE HEARING AS A WOMAN TO HAVE MY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION PUBLISHED IN SUCH AN INVASIVE MANNER FOR THOUSANDS TO VIEW IS UNACCEPTABLE.

SHARE SILVERDALE DIRECTLY ADVISE ALL SIX COMMISSIONERS WHO WERE ALL FEMALE DURING THIS HEARING TO VOTE THE WAY HE WAS VOTING ON MY HEARING COUNCIL MEMBER, CHRIS CLARK, I HOPE.

AND I KNOW THIS IS NOT A DIRECT REPRESENTATION OF YOU, BUT AGAIN, THESE ARE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES ON ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMISSIONS.

THIS CITY HAS.

I AM A SURVIVOR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SOCCER, SOCCER, VIOLENCE COUNCIL, NUMBER TWO STAR.

SO I'M SURE YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW I FELT WHEN THIS HAPPENED AT AN ETHICS, HEARING A SLAP ON THESE, ON THESE, ON THE RISKS FOR THESE OFFENSES IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AND DOES NOT EQUATE HOLDING THESE COMMISSIONERS ACCOUNTABLE.

WE NEED BETTER COMMISSIONERS WHO CARE ABOUT THEIR POSITIONS AND OUR ACTUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE CITY.

AND I JUST FOUND OUT LAST NIGHT THAT THERE WAS AN ACTUAL ASSIGNMENT FOR A GROUP OF SCHOOL CHILDREN TO WATCH THAT SPECIFIC HEARING AND REPORT ABOUT IT.

SO I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT DEBORAH BOBBY LEVIN SCHEME, GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS BOBBY LEVINSKY WITH THE SAVE OUR SPRINGS ALLIANCE.

FIRST, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBERS, TOBO KITCHEN FRONTIERS, AND THE OTHER WATER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP AND BRINGING FORWARD THE WATERFORD RESOLUTIONS ITEM 63 AND 65.

AS YOU KNOW, AUSTIN IS FACING A WATER CRISIS BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

THESE RESOLUTIONS WILL BRING SOME FINAL ACTION ON CODE AMENDMENTS.

THAT'LL HAVE A MONUMENTAL IMPACT ON STRETCHING THE REACH OF OUR AVAILABLE WATER RESOURCES.

AS A REMINDER, THESE WATER FORWARD AMENDMENTS ARE AFFORDABILITY AMENDMENTS.

THEY BENEFIT THE END USERS OF THE PROPERTY, SUCH AS RENTERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES WHO WILL SPEND LESS ON WATER AND THEY'D BENEFIT AUSTIN'S OVERALL AFFORDABILITY GOALS, ENSURING THAT WE HAVE AN ABUNDANCE SUPPLY OF CLEAN, SAFE, AND AFFORDABLE DRINKING WATER.

WATERFORD IS PREMISED ON ONE MAJOR FACT, IT'S CHEAPER TO USE AND REUSE THE WATER WE HAVE INSTEAD OF BUYING AND TRANSPORTING THE WATER.

WE DON'T NEXT ON ANOTHER 13.

UM, SOS RECOMMENDS AGAINST OPTION ONE D FOR THE RELOCATION OF DAC ON BUTLER SHORES PARK SOS CONTINUES TO OPPOSE AS A BLANKET POLICY, THE CONVERSION OF PARKLAND, WHICH WILL ADD MORE BUILDINGS, PAVEMENT AND PARKING WITHIN OUR LIMITED GREENSPACE.

HOWEVER OF THE OPTIONS BEFORE YOU OPTION ONE A IS SUBPAR SUPERIOR TO OPTION ONE B OPTION ONE B WAS UNANIMOUSLY REJECTED BY THE PARKS BOARD AND ALSO REJECTED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL BOARD.

THE PRINCIPAL CONCERNS FOR THESE DESIGNS FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE IS IT IS PALE PLACE, FAR TOO CLOSE TO THE LAKE AND THE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL.

IT CONSUMES TOO MUCH GREEN SPACE WITHIN THE LAST 24 HOURS.

THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL HAS RECEIVED APPROXIMATELY 300 EMAILS FROM AUSTINITES, WHICH INCLUDES MESSAGES FROM EACH COUNCIL DISTRICT EXPRESSING CONCERN ABOUT OPTION ONE B IT'S CLEAR WITHIN THIS LIMITED COMMUNITY BASED OUTREACH.

THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT THE PROPOSED DESIGN.

THE LADY BIRD LAKE IS SOMETHING THAT WE ALL SHARE PROTECTING ITS NATURAL AESTHETIC IS SOMETHING THAT I KNOW WE ALL CARE ABOUT.

OPTION ONE, A DOES A BETTER JOB OF THIS BY KEEPING THE BUILDINGS SET BACK FROM THE SHORELINE AND CLUSTERING, THE BUILDINGS AS PART OF A DENSER ARTS PROJECT COMPLEX.

I'D LIKE TO END BY EXPRESSING A GENERAL CONCERN ABOUT THE CONTINUED PUSH TO PUT MORE AND MORE PARKING SPACES WITHIN OUR PARKS.

IT'S BACKWARDS FROM THE DIRECTION THAT OUR CITY SHOULD BE HEADING.

WE NEED TO BE ELIMINATING

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PARKING, NOT BUILDING MORE OF IT.

WE WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO KEEP OFFSITE PARKING ON THE TABLE AND CONSIDER OTHER NEARBY CITY OWNED LAND PER FACILITY.

IF ONE IS TRULY NEEDED GREEN SPACE, ESPECIALLY WITHIN THE CENTRAL CITY IS A FINITE RESOURCE.

AS WE DENSIFY, WE NEED TO BE RETESTING WHAT LITTLE WE HAVE.

THANK YOU, BROWER.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS ANDREA BROWER AND I AM A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT EIGHT.

I SIGNED UP TODAY TO SPEAK ABOUT ITEM 16 AND 17, WHICH I KNOW ARE POSTPONE.

UM, BUT I AM GOING TO SPEAK ON THE POSTPONEMENT AND, UM, THE POSSIBILITY OF USING THIS TIME FOR OTHER SOLUTIONS, I DO SUPPORT PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

I AM CALLING I'M CALLING TODAY ABOUT AS AN, AS AN ADVOCATE FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS.

I'M NOT HERE TO CRITICIZE ANYONE.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THE HOMELESS SITUATION IN AUSTIN HAS BEEN VERY CHALLENGING.

UM, AND I KNOW THAT ALL MEMBERS OF COUNCIL CARE VERY MUCH ABOUT THIS ISSUE, BUT I'M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE FAILURE TO ACT AND MOVE FORWARD IN A VARIETY OF WAYS THAT WILL AFFECT THAT WILL HELP PEOPLE.

NOW.

UM, I UNDERSTAND THAT IN 2018, THERE WAS A RESOLUTION FOR US FROM SHELTER, WHICH NEVER HAPPENED IN 2019.

THERE WAS A PROPOSAL FOR A SHELTER ON BEN WHITE, WHICH NEVER HAPPENED IN 2020 ATX HEALTH WAS FORMED TO, UH, TO FUND THE SHELTER AND THAT NEVER MATERIALIZED FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS, WE FOCUSED ON PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND THAT HAS BEEN OUR VALUE.

AND OUR GOAL TEMPORARY SHELTER HAS NOT BEEN THE FOCUS BECAUSE IT'S NOT POPULAR, BUT I WILL TELL YOU THAT IT IS IMPORTANT ACCORDING TO NATIONAL BEST PRACTICE FROM THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE TO END HOMELESSNESS, BUT IT'S THAT WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON ALL ENDS OF THE HOMELESSNESS SPECTRUM IN ORDER TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM THAT MEANS FRONT END, IMMEDIATE NEEDS AND SHELTER, CASE MANAGEMENT AND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

THE SOLUTION SEEMS TO BE ONLY PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

AND THAT CONCERNS ME.

I, I WANT TO ASK A RHETORICAL QUESTION.

IF SOMEONE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS COMES TO YOU TODAY, WHERE WOULD YOU EVEN TELL THEM TO GO? I WORKED AT, AT THE ARCH AND I HEARD THIS QUESTION AND IT WAS PAINFUL TO TURN PEOPLE AWAY WITH LITERALLY NOWHERE FOR THEM TO GO.

EVEN THE ECO ACTION PLANS, ENTITIES AND GAP REPORT SAID THAT WE WOULD BE 250 NEW SHELTER BEDS IN 2020, THEN HOMELESSNESS AND 250 MORE IN 2021.

I UNDERSTAND THAT WE, YOU JUST, UM, YOU JUST APPROVED FUNDING FOR A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER, WHICH IS FANTASTIC, BUT THAT THE ONLY INVESTMENTS I KNOW OF THAT THE CITY HAS MADE FOR SHELTER IN THE LAST FEW YEARS HAVE BEEN FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN, WHICH IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

BUT AS WE KNOW, MOST PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS ARE MEN.

THERE ARE NOT SOLUTIONS FOR THEM.

UM, AS WE KNOW, 2020 COUNT 2,506 PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS.

UM, I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE WAS A SUMMIT.

I WASN'T INVOLVED IN THAT, BUT I HAVE TO SAY READING THE REPORT IS PUZZLING TO ME.

THE GOAL WAS TO GET PEOPLE INTO HOUSING, HOMELESSNESS, TO HOUSING IN 30 DAYS, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ON WAIT LISTS FOR YEARS.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THIS CAN POSSIBLY BE REALISTIC AND, AND TO HOW'S EVERYONE BY 2024, WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO IN 2022 AND 2020? I ALSO UNDERSTAND THERE'S A SHORTAGE OF 293 MILLION, THE SUMMIT DOCUMENT.

DOESN'T SAY ONE WORD OUT ON DEVELOPING SHELTERED THROUGH DREADS.

IMMEDIATE NEED, EVEN THOUGH AUSTIN ONLY HAS 800 EQUALS SHELTER BEDS TO ADDRESS THE 2,500 THAT ARE HOMELESS.

UM, SO AGAIN, IT'S NOT OPTIMAL.

I'D LOVE TO HOUSE EVERYBODY.

I THINK EVERYBODY WANTS TO GET PEOPLE OFF THE STREETS NOW.

UM, AND IT'S A PRAGMATIC SOLUTION AND IT CAN WORK IF IT'S RUN BY THE RIGHT PEOPLE.

YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

OKAY.

REBECCA REYNOLDS.

HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? YES.

GO AHEAD.

OKAY, GREAT.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

I AM REBECCA REYNOLDS WITH THE MUSIC VENUE ALLIANCE AND SPEAKING TODAY AND SUPPORTIVE ITEMS SIX TO EIGHT.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER, QUINTAS, MAYOR ADLER, COUNCIL MEMBERS, POOL, KITCHEN, AND ELLIS FOR YOUR CONTINUED FOCUS ON AUSTIN'S ARTS AND MUSIC.

IT IS INSPIRING TO SEE A RESOLUTION LIKE THIS ONE THAT BRINGS ALL OF OUR CREATIVE COMMUNITY TOGETHER.

AS RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED AND VACCINATIONS TAKE EFFECT.

AUSTIN'S MUSIC VENUES ARE READY TO OPEN THE DOORS, DESKTOP, THE COBWEBS, AND WELCOME FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TO COME SHAKE IT OFF HUG AND SEE SMILING FACES.

THEY HAVEN'T SEEN IN FAR TOO LONG.

MANY OF OUR VENUES WERE

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QUITE LITERALLY SAVED BY YOUR VENUE PRESERVATION FUND RESOLUTION LATE LAST YEAR.

THE PROMISE OF THIS FEDERAL SHUTTERED VENUE OPERATOR GRANT PROGRAM HAS ALLOWED THEM TO BEGIN TO NEGOTIATE PAYING 15 MONTHS OF BACK RENT TO THEIR LANDLORD.

HOWEVER, WE STILL HAVE USED THAT BY NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, HAVE FALLEN THROUGH THE CRACKS AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY DISASTER RELIEF FOR THOSE AND FOR THE VENUES THAT WILL NEED HELP GETTING OPERATIONAL ITEMS. 60 PROVIDES ESSENTIAL SUPPORT THAT WILL ACTUALLY HELP US GET BACK TO WORK.

WE ALSO WOULD LIKE TO URGE YOU TO EXPEDITE THE RELEASE OF ALL CURRENTLY AVAILABLE MONEY AND THE LIVE MUSIC FUND.

THE LIVE MUSIC FUND WAS CREATED IN SEPTEMBER, 2019, AND INITIALLY FUNDED WITH A $2.2 MILLION TRANSFER FROM THE CONVENTION CENTER.

THE PURPOSE OF THE FUND WAS TO ALLOW PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS AND VENUES TO BENEFIT FROM THE TOURISM DOLLARS THEY GENERATE, WHICH IS THE INTENT OF TEXAS CHAPTER THREE 51, PREVIOUSLY PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS AND VENUES HAD BEEN EXCLUDED SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY WERE BUSINESSES.

I WAS ON THE MUSIC COMMISSIONS, LIVE MUSIC FAN WORKING GROUP, WHICH HAD ITS LAST WORKING MEETING ON JUNE 18TH OF LAST YEAR.

WE UNDERSTAND THAT PROJECTIONS THROUGH HOT EARNINGS WERE IMPACTED BY COVID, BUT WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE RELEASE OF ALL EXISTING FUNDS.

MUSICIANS NEED TO GET PAID.

AND VENUES NEED TO BOOK SHOWS TO BOOK SHOWS THE LIVE MUSIC FUND IS A TOOL CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO HELP WITH THIS.

WE UNDERSTAND THERE IS A DELAY WHILE EDD WORKS TO COMBINE GUIDELINES FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION, NONPROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATIONS, AND COMMERCIAL MUSIC.

WHILE THE SOURCE OF FUNDING IS THE SAME, THE NEEDS OF THESE THREE AREAS, COULDN'T BE MORE DIFFERENT.

THEREFORE WE ASK YOU TO GIVE CLEAR DIRECTION TODAY TO LAUNCH THE LIVE MUSIC PLAN RIGHT AWAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

AND PLEASE CONSIDER IT AT YOUR SERVICE AS YOU WORK THROUGH THESE IMPORTANT ISSUES.

MAYOR, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR THE LAST SPEAKER, PLEASE.

IF SHE'S STILL ON THE LINE, I'M HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YEAH.

THANKS FOR YOUR TESTIMONY.

I WANT TO BE SURE.

I JUST HEARD A COUPLE OF YOUR POINTS CORRECTLY.

DID YOU SAY YOU WERE ON THE LIVE MUSIC TASK FORCE WORKING GROUP? YES.

YES.

AND WHEN DID YOU SUBMIT YOUR, WHEN DID YOU SAY YOU SUBMITTED YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS? SO OUR LAST WORKING MEETING WAS JUNE 18TH AND WE ABRUPTLY STOPPED DELIBERATING.

UM, THERE WAS A PAUSE.

WE HELD A MEETING IN OCTOBER TO VOTE, TO JUST PASS ON TO COMMISSION WHAT WE HAD PRODUCED SO FAR.

I BELIEVE THAT LAST MEETING WAS IN OCTOBER AND THEN WE WERE ABLE TO CONFIRM THAT THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS ALBEIT INCOMPLETE WERE SUBMITTED TO THE CLERK SOMETIME IN DECEMBER.

OKAY, THANKS.

YOU KNOW, WE DID HAVE A CONVERSATION.

I ACTUALLY BROUGHT FORWARD A RESOLUTION JUST RIGHT AFTER THE PANDEMIC STARTED THAT ASKED, UM, THAT PROPOSED SOME USE OF THOSE LIVE MUSIC FUNDS.

AND I'M NOT SURE IF YOU'RE AWARE THAT WE HAD QUITE A FEW MUSICIANS COME TO THE MEETING OR, OR WRITE IN ADVANCE, UM, ASKING US NOT TO USE THAT FUNDING AT THAT POINT BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO SEE IT INVESTED IN, IN MORE INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT AND WANTED US