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IF WE'RE, IF WE'RE, IF WE'RE RARELY, I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE STAFF YET MORE THAN DOCTOR STAFF.

WE READY TO GO.

OKAY.

THEN I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CONVENE TODAY'S MEETING OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION.

TODAY IS TUESDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2021, 9:09 AM.

THAT MEETING IS BEING HELD VIRTUALLY CONSISTENT WITH THE, UH, THE EMERGENCY RULES.

WE HAVE A QUORUM, ALEX, WE HAVE TONS OF STUFF TODAY ON THE AGENDA.

WE'RE GOING TO FIND AND WORK AS, AS RAPIDLY AS WE CAN.

UH, WE HAVE A ONE 30 AUSTIN ENERGY MEETING, OR I'M TRYING TO KEEP THE 45 MINUTES TODAY.

UH, THE HOMELESSNESS, UH, BRIEFINGS ARE GOING TO BE THIS AFTERNOON.

THAT'S A HOMELESSNESS BRIEFING THAT'LL ADDRESS.

I THINK THE, UH, PROPERTY RESPONSE, AS WELL AS THE HOMELESSNESS BREATHING SEPARATE FROM THAT, THAT DEALS WITH THE, UH, ARPA, UH, DOLLARS, UH, WHICH RELATE TO THE, UM, 3000 PEOPLE IN THREE YEARS PLUS SYSTEM PLUS, UM, UH, PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, UM, UH, SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE CONTINGENT ON PARTNERS JOINING US.

UH, THE, UH, SO THAT'LL BE IN THE AFTERNOON WE HAVE TODAY, UH, PULLED ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO YOU.

I HAVE ALSO PULLED THE, UH, TAX ITEMS ITEM 71 AND 72, UH, SO THAT, UH, WE'RE GOING TO LET STAFF AVAILABLE POTENTIALLY TO TALK ABOUT, UH, THOSE ITEMS AS WELL.

UM, WE'VE GIVEN STAFF PRIME NOTICE ON THAT.

SO I THINK THEY ARE READY.

UH, THE, THE ITEMS THAT WE HAVE, UH, FOR US TO, TO DO HERE, WE HAVE A, UH, BRIEFING ON, UM, HEALTH SOUTH.

WE ALSO HAVE A COUNCIL DISCUSSION, UH, COUNCIL MEETING, UH, OPTIONS, UH, AS WE MOVE INTO, UH, JULY, UH, WE ALSO HAVE A COUNCIL DISCUSSION ABOUT, UH, TIMELINES RELATED TO THE A E UH AEDC AND THEN WE HAVE, UH, TWO ITEMS, UH, TO CONSIDER IN THE EXECUTIVE SESSION, WHATEVER THE PURCHASE, UH, CHANGE LISA INTERESTED IN REAL PROPERTY OR TALKING VERSION STRATEGY, UH, AND THAT ALSO A TRANSFER OF LAND WITH THE MOVIE ALERT PROJECT, RIGHT? SO THAT'S OUR DAY.

I WOULD SUGGEST THAT LET'S BEGIN WITH THE, UH, UM, THE HEALTH SOUTH AND THEN THE COUNCIL MEETINGS, AND THEN THE ADC.

SO WE CAN GET THOSE DONE.

THEN WE'LL MOVE TO POOLED ITEMS IF WE CAN, UH, EXECUTIVE SESSION AND THE HOMELESSNESS GRIEVANCE, WE DO NOT HAVE A JOINT MEETING TODAY WITH THE COUNTY BECAUSE THE COUNTY IS NOT MEETING TODAY, BUT IN LIEU OF THE COVID BRIEFING SO THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO WORK OVER THE HOLIDAY.

WE'RE GOING TO GET A MEMO TOMORROW OR MORE HEALTH DEPARTMENT STAFF.

THAT WOULD BE THE FUNCTIONAL EQUIVALENT OF A BRIEFING.

SO WE'LL GET THAT DEMO, WHICH WILL BE PUBLIC TOMORROW.

WE HAVE A HARD STOP AT FIVE O'CLOCK, UH, AND, UH, WE MAY, UH, WE HAVE A HARD STOP AT FIVE O'CLOCK, UH, ALISON ABOUT YOUR, IF WE LOSE YOU AT FOUR FOR GRADUATION, UM, NATALIE, CONGRATULATIONS TO NATALIE FOR THAT.

UH, BUT, BUT LET US KNOW AS WE GET, UH, GET CLOSER ON THAT LAST WEEK, UM, MAYOR WITH REGARD TO THE ITEMS THAT ARE BEING PULLED FOR DISCUSSION, I THINK THE TWO, TWO OF THEM THAT YOU ARE BRINGING ITEMS 71 AND 72.

UM, I HAD, UM, WANTED TO BE LISTED AS A CO-SPONSOR ON BOTH OF THOSE.

GREAT, THANK YOU.

YEAH, THANKS COULD BE LISTED THAT WAY.

OKAY.

[B2. Update on the Aspen Heights Negotiation (HealthSouth).]

MANAGER, WE'LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU FOR THE BRIEFINGS.

THANK YOU, MARIN COUNCIL AND GOOD MORNING, UH, AS THE MAYOR INDICATED, IT'S GOING TO BE A BUSY WORK SESSION.

UH, SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED WITH THE B2 BRIEFING, THE UPDATE ON THE HARASSMENT, ASPEN HEIGHTS, NEGOTIATION, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS HEALTH SOUTH.

AND SO WE DO HAVE STAFF, UH, HERE TO PRESENT AND, UM, I WILL TURN IT OVER TO OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENTS, SUZANA CARVEL HALL, GONNA START US OFF.

GOOD MORNING,

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MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

I'M SUSANA ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

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

GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO UPDATE YOU ON THE STATUS OF THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE FORMER HEALTHSOUTH PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1215 RED RIVER AND SIX OH SIX EAST 12TH STREET.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, IB ONE, I DON'T SEE THE PRESENTATION FOR ASPEN HEIGHTS COMING RIGHT UP.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

I'M FIRST GOING TO INTRODUCE YOU THE CROSS DEPARTMENTAL TEAM THAT NEGOTIATED ON BEHALF OF THE CITY.

I WILL THEN FOLLOW WITH A BRIEF BACKGROUND ON THE SOLICITATION THAT US HERE TODAY AND SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT THAT WE ENTERED INTO WITH ASPEN HEIGHTS AND CONCLUDE WITH FOLLOWING NEXT STEP.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE CROSS DEPARTMENTAL TEAM THEN NEGOTIATED ON BEHALF OF THE CITY WITH ASPEN HEIGHTS INCLUDED MANDY TAMAYO FROM THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT MAREK ISHA FROM OFFICE REAL ESTATE SURFACES.

RON FROM THE LAW DEPARTMENT, THE LAW DEPARTMENT, MARGARET SHAW, AND MYSELF FROM THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, BACK IN 2018 AND OCTOBER COUNCIL PASSED A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO DO TWO THINGS, INITIATE THE SUBSTATION FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE WITH MIXED INCOME HOUSING, AS AN EMPHASIS WITH MULTI-CULTURAL HOUSING FOR HOUSEHOLDS EARNING AT OR BELOW 60% OF MFI.

AND THE SECOND ONE IS TO ADDRESS THE CITY'S FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS.

WOULD THAT RESOLUTION IN NOVEMBER OF 2019, THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENT ISSUED THOSE CITATION IN APRIL OF 2020, THE RFP CLOSED, AND WE RECEIVED FOUR PROPOSALS IN NOVEMBER OF 2020.

PURCHASING ANNOUNCED THE PROPOSAL RANKINGS WITH ASPEN HEIGHTS RECEIVING THE HIGHEST TOTAL SCORE EARLIER THIS YEAR IN JANUARY COUNCIL AUTHORIZED STAFF TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE THE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITH ASPEN HEIGHTS, INCLUDING CERTAIN COMMUNITY BENEFITS THAT WERE ADDRESSED OR DISCUSSED AT THAT MEETING JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, THE PARTIES, BOTH THE CITY AND ASPEN HEIGHTS FINALIZED AND REACHED AN AGREEMENT AND EXECUTED THE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT THAT REALLY JUST BASICALLY LAYS OUT A FRAMEWORK, THE BASELINE FOR NEGOTIATING THE DETAILED TERMS FOR THE MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

THE MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WILL BE ACTUALLY THE DOCUMENT THAT WILL GOVERN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FOR THE DEVELOPER.

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AS A REFRESHER, ASPEN HEIGHTS IS A LOCAL TEAM MADE UP OF ASPEN HEIGHTS AS A DEVELOPER STG DESIGN, AS THE ARCHITECT, SAVILLA TUDE, AS THE ENGINEER AND STUDIO BALCONIES AS A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TOGETHER, THEY HAVE A COMBINED EXPERIENCE OF 40 YEARS OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION IN THE AREA WITH MULTI HOUSING AS ONE OF THEIR ACTORS.

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SO NOW SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT THAT THE CITY THAT THE CITY AND HAS BEEN HEIGHTS AGREED AND REACHED INCLUDES PROVIDING 25 TO 45% MIXED INCOME RENTAL HOUSING, FOCUSING ON MULTI ORIENTED BEDROOM, TWO TO THREE BEDROOMS, HOUSING FOR HOUSEHOLDS EARNING AT OR BELOW 60%, THEN IT WILL INCLUDE HIGH QUALITY AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE ONSITE.

IT WILL ALSO OFFER A LIVE MUSIC AND ART VENUE SPACES PRIORITIZING HISTORICALLY DISENFRANCHISED ARTISTS.

THE CITY AND ASPEN HEIGHTS WILL ALSO NEGOTIATE WHETHER TO PURCHASE AND OR LEASE THE PROPERTY FROM THE CITY.

THE DEVELOPMENT WILL PROVIDE SOURCE OF INCOME PROTECTION BY ACCEPTING HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHERS.

THE DEVELOPER IS ALSO COMMITTED TO RECRUITING AND LEASING LOCAL BUSINESSES, INCLUDING RETAILERS, GROCERIES, AND RESTAURANTS.

IT WILL PROVIDE PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE VIEWING DECK AS WELL AS OPEN GREEN SPACE, WHICH MAY INCLUDE AN AQUATIC AMENITY.

THE DEVELOPMENT WILL HAVE LEARNING SPACES, COMPUTER LABS, AND OTHER SPACES WITH TECH RESOURCES, OSHA

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REQUIREMENTS, PREVAILING WAGE RATES, ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN, AND REST BREAKS WILL ALSO BE PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT.

ONE OF THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS THAT THE PARTIES COULD NOT REACH INTO AN AGREEMENT IS THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT.

IT WILL NOT BE AN A CONTEMPLATED USE AS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT.

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NOW THAT THE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN FINALIZED AND EXECUTED, THE NEXT STEPS IS FOR THE CITY TEAM MADE UP ACROSS DEPARTMENTAL STAFF, UH, WE'LL CONTINUE OR COMMENCE NEGOTIATIONS WITH ASPEN HEIGHTS OR THE SPECIFIC TERMS THAT WILL GOVERN THE MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

AFTER FINALIZING THE TERMS FOR THE MDA, WE WILL BRIEF THE DOWNTOWN COMMISSION, THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, THE DESIGN COMMISSION ON THE PROPOSED MDA TERMS THAT THE PARTIES REACHED.

WE WILL ALSO SEEK PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON THE TERMS OF THE MDA AND THEN COME BACK TO COUNCIL TO PRESENT BEFORE WE EXECUTE THE MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

THIS CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, COLLEAGUES.

I THINK KATHY, YOU MAY HAVE ASKED FOR THIS PRESENTATION I DID, AND I HAVE, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS THERE.

I WAS JUST, UM, HOLDING BACK TO SEE IF ANYBODY ELSE HAD ANY FIRST.

WHY DON'T YOU GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, UM, STAFF, AND AGAIN, APOLOGIES THAT WE WEREN'T ABLE TO TAKE IT UP THE FIRST DAY IT WAS SCHEDULED HERE.

I'D LIKE DRILL DOWN ON, ON THE CERTAINTY OF SEVERAL OF THESE ELEMENTS, UM, AND READING THROUGH SOME OF THE TERMS OF THE, THE ACTUAL, UM, EXCLUSIVE, EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATING AGREEMENTS.

THERE WAS SOME LANGUAGE, UM, THERE WAS SOME LANGUAGE THAT I WANTED TO GET YOUR TAKE ON REALLY HOW THE NEGOTIATIONS ARE GOING WITH REGARD TO THEM BECAUSE THERE IS, THERE IS LANGUAGE, FOR EXAMPLE, ON PAGE FOUR OF THE AGREEMENT THAT TALKS ABOUT FOR THE, FOR THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING MANAGEMENT PIECE, FOR EXAMPLE, UM, IT SAYS TO THE EXTENT FEASIBLE, AND THEN LATER THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS INCLUDE THE SAME LANGUAGE TO THE EXTENT FEASIBLE.

AND SO, BUT I'D LIKE TO GET A SENSE OF JUST AT THE OUTSET IS HOW FEASIBLE DOES ASPEN HEIGHTS BELIEVE THESE ARE GOING TO BE FOR THEIR PROJECT, BECAUSE THOSE ARE REALLY PRETTY CRITICAL COMMUNITY BENEFITS AND, AND WHAT I'M, YOU KNOW, WHAT, WHAT I'M HOPING IN HAVING THIS CHECK-IN AND HOPEFULLY OTHERS AS WELL IS THAT WE CAN REALLY MAKE SURE THAT THE, THAT THE NEGOTIATIONS ARE ON TRACK WITH WHAT, WITH WHAT THE COUNCIL PASSED, UM, BACK IN JANUARY.

BUT, BUT EVEN MORE SO, OR IN ADDITION TO THAT, YOU KNOW, BACK BACK WHEN WE FIRST ASKED YOU TO LOOK AT REDEVELOPING THIS PROPERTY FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND THAT, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT WAS THE PRIMARY THAT WAS DESIGNED TO BE THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THIS TRACT.

GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL MEMBER.

TOVO THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION.

SO WE HAVE NOT COMMENCED NON NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE TERMS OF THE MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

UH, SINCE WE JUST REACHED AN AGREEMENT AND FINALIZE THE TERMS FOR THE EXCLUSIVE, UH, NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT, UH, WE WANTED TO REPORT TO COUNCIL, UH, BEFORE COMMENCING MDA NEGOTIATIONS, UM, THE, THE ITEMS AND THE TERMS AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS THAT ARE LISTED IN THE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT ARE, ARE IN THERE BECAUSE BOTH PARTIES HAVE IN GOOD FAITH, STRONGLY ADVOCATED, AND AGREED THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE WILL BE NEGOTIATING TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY INCLUDE IN THE PROPERTY, UH, TO THE EXTENT FEASIBLE LANGUAGE WAS INCLUDED BECAUSE WE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THESE COMMUNITY BENEFIT BENEFITS WERE NOT SPECIFICALLY, UM, MENTIONED IN THE RFP PROCESS.

SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT, UM, THAT THE PROPOSAL DID A RESPONSE SPECIFICALLY TO THE RFP AND AFTER OUR ADDITIONAL COUNCIL, UH, FEEDBACK THAT WE INCLUDED THEM IN THE INCLUDE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATING AGREEMENTS, SO THAT WE ENSURE THAT WE, UH, DISCUSS THEM AND ENSURE THAT THEY'RE A PART OF THE MDA NEGOTIATIONS.

I GUESS I'M STILL TRYING TO GET A SENSE OF, OF WHAT THE CERTAINTY IS.

YOU KNOW, I THINK, LET ME ASK THEM SOME OTHER QUESTIONS, BUT LET ME JUST SAY, I, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S BETTER FOR ALL PARTIES,

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IF THEY DON'T BELIEVE THEY CAN INCLUDE AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE OR THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE HOUSING ON SITE VIA AFFORDABLE, YOU KNOW, THAT WE NOW RATHER THAN, RATHER THAN, UM, AT THE TIME WHERE THE MDA COMES TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION.

ONE OTHER THING THAT I REALLY JUST WANT TO NOTE AT THE OUTSET IS THERE SEEMED, UM, AND MAYBE THIS IS A QUESTION TO MY COLLEAGUES, BUT WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT AS LEASE OR SALE.

AND I THOUGHT THAT WE HAD A, UM, AT LEAST A STRONG, SOME STRONG, UM, SENTIMENT ON COUNCIL THAT WE WERE GOING TO LEASE IT AND NOT SELL IT.

AND SO I'M, I'M JUST, IT SEEMS LIKE THAT MIGHT BE A DECISION EASIER TO MAKE, RATHER THAN HAVE YOU CONTINUE TO BALANCE THOSE, UM, POSSIBILITIES.

AND THEN I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LANGUAGE, BUT I MEAN, I'LL, I'LL PAUSE THERE AND JUST HEAR FROM, FROM MY COLLEAGUES OR FROM STAFF ABOUT WHY WE'RE CONTINUING TO BALANCE THE LEASE OR SALE.

I MEAN, I KNOW THIS AS AN ATTRACTIVE PIECE OF PROPERTY AND LOTS OF FOLKS WANT TO BUY IT, BUT IT, WE HAD TALKED, UM, A LOT JUST IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS PROPERTY, BUT ALSO IN THE CONTEXT OF OTHERS ABOUT HOW VALUABLE IT IS FOR THE CITY TO HOLD ONTO THOSE ASSETS, ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE WE KNOW THERE'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE A DEMAND FOR THEM.

IT'S JUST IN THE CITY'S BEST FISCAL, UM, INTEREST IN MY OPINION, TO, TO HOLD ON TO THOSE PROPERTIES, NOT TO MENTION THAT IF WE WANT TO PRESERVE AFFORDABILITY THERE ON SITE AND PRESERVE THOSE OTHER COMMUNITY BENEFITS, THE BEST WAY TO DO IT IS TO CONTINUE TO OWN THE PROPERTY CAMERA WHILE YOU RESPOND JUST WHILE I'M GRABBING SOME APRIL MY PRINTER.

OKAY.

I THINK FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH, THAT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING AS WELL.

I THINK WE DISCUSSED THIS SO ABSENT SOME REAL EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCE WHERE THE STAFF COMES BACK AND SAYS, ACTUALLY, THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING TO DO, OR IT'S INAPPROPRIATE, OR THEY'RE VIC HUGE LOSS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

I THINK THE CITY WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GET THEIR PROPERTY BACK IN 99 YEARS OR WHATEVER LONG-TERM BRADLEY'S WOULD BE SO THAT IT COMES BACK TO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.

AGAIN, THAT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING AS WELL.

THAT WAS MINE TOO, WHICH IS WHY I'M JUST CONFUSED AND SOMEWHAT CONCERNED THAT WE CONTINUE TO SEE LANGUAGE IN HERE THAT SUPPORTS A SALE.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO ADD MY VOICE TO WHAT BOTH OF YOU ARE SAYING, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, TAILBONE, AND MAYOR ADLER.

I, UH, AGREE IN SUPPORT THE LEASE, BUT NOT THE SALE.

AND SO I'M HEARING WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER TOBO IS ASKING FOR ME.

PRIMARY REASON IS IF WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO PRESERVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS TO LEASE THIS PROPERTY, NOT TO SELL IT WISELY.

YEAH.

I'LL JUST ADD MY VOICE TO, I DON'T WANT TO LOSE ULTIMATE CONTROL FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN OVER THAT PROPERTY AT ALL.

AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE, UM, DO THE BEST WE CAN WITH THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PIECE, BECAUSE YES, THAT WAS IN FACT, UH, UH, A KEY SELLING POINT, UH, FROM MY PERSPECTIVE.

THANKS.

OKAY.

UH, YES, MCKENZIE AND NPO.

THANK YOU.

I, I SUPPORT WHAT MY COLLEAGUES ARE SAYING ABOUT KEEPING THE OPTION TO LEASE AND NOT TO SELL BANKS.

MAYOR.

I SUPPORT THAT, UH, UH, YOU KNOW, WE, WE NEED TO HOLD ON TO OUR PROPERTY WHEN I WAS, UH, JOINING CAPITAL METRO AS A TRUSTEE.

UH, WE MADE SURE THAT WE WENT INTO A LONG-TERM LEASE, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT, VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP POSSESSION OF THE LAND, YOU KNOW, UM, I, I, I WISH THAT, UH, REBECCA BAILEY HAD DONE THE SAME THING, BUT THEY DIDN'T AND THEY SOBERED.

AND, UH, AND NOW WE ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH US, SOME OF THAT DEVELOPMENT THAT THEY DID HERE IN, IN THIS .

SO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE KEEP CONTROL OF OUR LAND.

OKAY.

ANYTHING ELSE ON THIS PAGE, I'M ALSO SUPPORTIVE OF PURSUING THE OPTIONS, AT LEAST AT THAT, I THINK WE SHOULD BE KEEPING THE CITY ON LAND AND IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

OKAY.

AND MAYOR, IF I MAY, I, I MIGHT, I'M STILL LOOKING FOR IT, BUT IT'S MY REMEMBERING THAT WE ACTUALLY HAD THAT IN THE DIRECTION THAT WE PASSED, THAT WE WERE INTERESTED IN THE LEASE, NOT THE SALE.

SO I'M GOING TO FIND THAT HERE, IF WE NEED TO.

BUT AGAIN, I THINK THAT, THAT IT WAS IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF MY MOTION SHEET ON THAT, UM, ON THAT DAY.

AND SO, UM, I GUESS I WOULD, I WOULD JUST ASK OUR CITY MANAGER, IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE, I THINK THAT CLOSED THAT QUESTION OF LEASE OR SALE.

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SO, AND THEN AGAIN, MAY I DO HAVE SOME OTHER QUESTIONS, BUT I'M GOING TO, WHEN YOU, WHEN IT'S APPROPRIATE YEAH.

MANAGER, ABSENCE, THE STAFF COMING BACK AND SAYING THAT'S A BIG MISTAKE SOME WAY, I THINK THE SEVEN MINUTE COUNCIL'S CLEAR ON THAT.

WE HEAR THAT.

THANK YOU.

MA'AM THANK YOU, KATHY REWARD.

SURE.

UM, AND I'M, AND I'M REMINDED THANK YOU TO MY GREAT STAFF, UM, THAT IT WAS ALSO MAYOR PRO TEM IN YOUR, IN YOUR MOTION SHEET AS WELL.

WE WERE ALIGNED.

SO, UM, THE HOUSING, THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PIECE.

SO AS I LOOK AT NUMBER, UH, PAGE FOUR OF THE FLOORS ABOUT THE DESCRIPTION OF THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, IT SAYS DEVELOPER SHALL SEEK TO OFFER IN THE RANGE OF 25% TO 45% MIXED INCOME FOR RENT HOUSING, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FAMILY ORIENTED, MULTI BEDROOM HOUSING AT, OR BELOW 60%.

CAN YOU PLEASE CLARIFY FOR ME, ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT 25 TO 45% OF THE HOUSING ON THE SITE WOULD BE AFFORDABLE OR JUST THAT IT WOULD BE MIXED INCOME? I THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT, YOU KNOW, AS I HAVE WATCHED PRO PROJECTS, UM, CITY-OWNED PROJECTS MOSTLY AS A COMMUNITY MEMBER, UM, GO THROUGH THE PROCESS.

I, THAT SEEMS TO BE THE THING THAT WITH GREEN AND WITH SEAHOLM THAT, YOU KNOW, WHEN THAT DEVELOPMENT HITS COUNCIL, IT DOES NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS FOR THE AMOUNT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UM, ON SITE.

AND SO CAN YOU, CAN YOU PLEASE BE REALLY CLEAR WITH US ABOUT WHAT, WHAT THE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT IS ASKING IN TERMS OF THE PERCENTAGE OF HOUSING ON THAT SITE? THAT WOULD BE AFFORDABLE BECAUSE FOR ME THAT IS JUST A DEAL BREAKER.

AND I THINK IT IS FOR MANY, MANY COMMUNITY MEMBERS AS WELL.

AND THE LANGUAGE SEEMS TO BE SUGGESTING THAT THAT PERCENTAGE APPLIES ONLY TO MULTI BEDROOM COUNCIL MEMBER.

I WOULD LIKE TO DEFER THAT QUESTION FROM THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU.

SUZANNA MANDY DE MAYO, UM, HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND COUNCIL MEMBER.

THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION.

THE ENA ESTABLISHES THE FRAMEWORK FOR FUTURE DISCUSSION, UM, AND FOUR SETS UP THE MASTER DEVELOPER AGREEMENT, THE CONVERSATION AND OUR UNDERSTANDING, UM, THUS FAR HAS BEEN THAT THIS WILL BE MIXED INCOME HOUSING, AND A MINIMUM OF 25% WILL BE AFFORDABLE IN TERMS OF RENTAL HOUSING AT OR BELOW 60% MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME.

AND WE ARE IN DISCUSSION TO HAVE AT LEAST 25% AFFORDABLE UP TO 45% AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

SO WE ARE, THE EXPECTATION IS MIXED INCOME HOUSING WITH A MINIMUM OF 25% AFFORDABLE, NOT JUST THE TWO AND THREE BEDROOM.

THE EXPECTATION IS THAT THERE WILL BE TWO AND THREE BEDROOMS, BUT THERE WILL BE AN EMPHASIS ON A FAMILY FRIEND WITH HOUSING, BUT A MINIMUM OF 25%, UM, WILL BE AFFORDABLE AT, OR BELOW 60% MEDIAN FAMILY UP TO 20 UP TO 45%.

OKAY, THANK YOU, MANDY.

SO THAT, UM, SO THAT CLARIFIES THAT SENTENCE.

IT WASN'T CLEAR TO ME THE WAY IT WAS WORDED, WHETHER THAT 25 TO 45% APPLIED TO THE AFFORDABLE UNITS OR APPLIED TO THE MULTI BEDROOM UNITS.

AND WHAT I'M HEARING YOU SAYING IS THAT IT APPLIES TO THE AFFORDABLE UNITS.

UM, I'LL HAVE TO GIVE SOME THOUGHT ABOUT WHETHER THAT'S I HAD HOPED IT WOULD BE CLOSER TO SAY 50 TO 75%.

THAT'S KIND OF WHERE I WANTED TO SEE THOSE PERCENTAGES COME IN FOR A PIECE OF CITY ON LAND, WHERE WE CONTROL IT AND WE, WE HAVE THE LAND COSTS OUT OF THAT EQUATION.

UM, SO LET ME JUST PUT THAT OUT THERE, UM, AND SEE WHAT THE REST OF YOU ALL THINK, BUT, YOU KNOW, IF, IF WE'RE EVER GOING TO GET AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UM, IN THIS AREA OR FRANKLY IN ANYWHERE AREA IN HERE, I THINK, I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MANDATE THAT IT BE MORE THAN MORE THAN TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT.

I APPRECIATE THAT IT GOES UP TO 45%, BUT AGAIN, I'D HOPE TO SEE THAT RANGE A LITTLE, A LITTLE HIGHER.

OKAY.

CAN YOU FURTHER DISCUSSION ON HOW SOUTH? OKAY.

YES, LESLIE.

WELL, I'LL JUST REITERATE WHAT I SAID A LITTLE BIT EARLIER.

THE, UH, PROVISION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE POSSIBLE WAS A KEY SELLING POINT FOR ME AND A KEY OPPORTUNITY FOR US, PARTICULARLY AT

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THIS SITE.

SO I WOULD JUST, AGAIN, AMPLIFY ONE COUNCIL MEMBER TYRONE WAS SAYING ABOUT THE PERCENTAGES OF AFFORDABLE UNITS.

I ALSO SUPPORT THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BUT YET I UNDERSTAND THAT THAT'S A BALANCE BETWEEN HAVING A PROPERTY RETURNED, SOME KIND OF RETURN SO THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY DO THE AFFORDABLE STUFF.

UM, SO I MEAN, ULTIMATELY THERE'S THAT BALANCE, BUT OBVIOUSLY WE WANT TO GET AS MUCH, YOU KNOW, AFFORDABLE AS WE CAN FURTHER DISCUSSION KATHY.

YEAH.

BUT A COUPLE OF LAST QUESTIONS.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF COUNCIL MEMBER INTO RIO WANTS TO ADDRESS THE DAC, UM, PIECE BEFORE WE MOVE ON FROM THIS TOPIC, BUT I SAW SOME DISCUSSION AND I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS STANDARD LANGUAGE OR IF IT WAS WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH IT, BUT ON PAGE SEVEN, UNDER THE ZONING AND SUBDIVISION, IT TALKS ABOUT THE CITY COMING FORWARD AND INITIATING THE ZONING.

BUT IT SEEMS TO, IT SEEMS TO CONTEMPLATE SUBDIVISION OF THE TRACT.

CAN, CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY THAT PROVISION IS IN THERE? WHAT WOULD, WHAT WOULD BE SUBDIVIDED AND WHY AT THIS POINT, UH, ZONING MATTER HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED.

UM, THE, UH, SO WE, SO WE JUST EXPLORING AND MAKING SURE THAT WE ALLOW FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS A POSSIBLE USE, BUT CERTAINLY IF THERE'S, UM, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, UH, I WELCOME ANY OF MY COLLEAGUES TO PROVIDE, BUT AT THIS POINT, THESE ARE JUST BASIC STARTING POINTS FOR NEGOTIATION AND FOR THE MDA, NO SPECIFIC TERM HAS BEEN DETERMINED OR FINALIZE FOR MDA.

SO IT'S, THERE'S NO CURRENT CONTEMPLATED USE FOR SPECIFIC ZONING AT THIS TIME.

THAT WILL BE INTO THE ACTUAL MDA NEGOTIATIONS.

OKAY.

THANKS.

I GUESS.

I MEAN, YEAH, I DON'T, I UNDERSTAND THAT.

I MEAN, I THINK THAT'S TRUE OF ALL THE TERMS RIGHT THERE.

THEY'RE KIND OF, UH, IT'S UH, BASICALLY THE DIRECTION THAT WE PROVIDED IN THIS, IN THIS FORUM SAYING TO THE EXTENT, FEASIBLE, TRY TO INCORPORATE IT.

SO WE, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE REALLY IMPORTANT COLLEAGUES THAT WE GET SOME, SOME CHECKPOINTS, WHETHER THEY'RE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION OR IN FULL SESSION WITH OUR STAFF TO MAKE SURE THAT WE REALLY ARE PROGRESSING AND THAT THE DEVELOPER UNDERSTANDS HOW, HOW COMMITTED WE ARE TO MAKING SURE THAT THESE END UP IN THE FINAL AGREEMENT, BECAUSE AT THIS POINT THEY'RE NOT COMMITMENTS.

IT'S, IT'S REALLY JUST A CODIFICATION OF THE DIRECTION THAT WE PROVIDED.

UM, MANAGER.

I NOTICED THAT THERE ARE SOME CONTEMPLATED LEASES OF THIS SPACE AND I, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION IN LIGHT OF THE ITEMS THAT WE HAVE ON OUR AGENDA TODAY.

I WON'T HAVE IT HERE, BUT I DO THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, IF, IF OUR CITY-OWNED BUILDING IS ABLE TO BE LEASED OUT IS IN THE CONDITION ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO BE LEASED OUT TO TWO OTHER PRIVATE ENTITIES.

I, I WOULD JUST STRONGLY URGE YOU TO CONSIDER THE MANY, MANY USES WE HAVE FOR IT CURRENTLY, UM, AT THE CITY.

AND SO THAT TOOK ME BY SURPRISE BECAUSE EVERY TIME I'VE SUGGESTED POTENTIAL USE FOR THAT PROPERTY, THAT WOULD MEET A NEED THAT THE CITY HAS IDENTIFIED.

I'VE BEEN TOLD IT'S NOT IN GOOD ENOUGH SHAPE TO DO SO YET.

WE'RE ABOUT TO ENTER INTO A LEASE AS I UNDERSTAND IT, TO RENT OUT SOME OF THE INTERIOR SPACE.

SO, UM, JUST NOTE THAT THAT'S OF STRONG INTEREST TO ME, AND THEN I WOULD LIKE TO JUST GET BACK TO, AND THIS WILL PROBABLY BE MY LAST QUESTION, UNLESS SOMEBODY ELSE ASKS ONE THAT TRIGGERS SOMETHING FROM ME, BUT MAYOR YOU HAD ADDED AN AMENDMENT TO, TO, UM, EXPLORE HAVING A MUSIC USE THERE.

AND I GUESS I'M STILL STRUGGLING WITH THAT IF WE WANT THIS PRIMARILY TO BE FAMILY ORIENTED HOUSING, UM, ONSITE CHILDCARE, BULK OF IT HOUSING.

AND THAT DOES REMIND ME OF A QUESTION, UM, THAT I WANTED TO ASK ABOUT THE BALANCE OF USES ON THE SITE WITH OFFICE.

ARE WE SURE THAT THIS IS THE RIGHT LOCATION FOR A MUSIC VENUE? AND, AND I'LL JUST, I KNOW THAT YOU, YOU HEAR TONS OF FEEDBACK FROM SOME OF OUR DOWNTOWN RESIDENTS WHO HAVE, WHO ARE LIVING ABOVE MUSIC VENUES.

I KNOW WE'VE GOT DIRECTION IN HERE, UM, IN RESPONSE TO THE SUGGESTION TO HAVE A MUSIC VENUE I ADDED IN LANGUAGE ABOUT MAKING SURE WE'VE GOT GREAT SOUND MITIGATION, BUT AGAIN, I WOULD JUST ASK, IS THIS, IS THIS REALLY A PLACE WHERE WE WANT TO HAVE A MUSIC VENUE? IF WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS ENCOURAGE HOUSING ON THIS SITE.

I APPRECIATE THE QUESTION BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY WE WANT, WE WANT BOTH, UM, THE CONCERN ABOUT THE BASIC VALUE IS THAT WE HAVE A, A RICH, UH, UH, CULTURAL HISTORY IN OUR RED RIVER DISTRICT AT NINTH AND 11TH.

MY CONCERN

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IS, IS THAT THOSE USES THAT ARE REPRESENT, UH, SOMEBODY THAT'S GOING TO BE ABLE TO BE SUSTAINED THAT EVENTUALLY THOSE, THOSE PLACES WHERE THOSE RELATIVELY SMALL CLUBS ARE, UH, THAT SERVE AS LIVE MUSIC, VENUES GET TORN DOWN AND SOMETHING TALL GETS BUILT IN THEIR PLACE.

AND IF WE DON'T USE OUR LAND TO BE ABLE TO ESTABLISH THAT KIND OF USE, UH, I'M AFRAID WE'LL, WE'LL LOSE IT.

UH, I DO BELIEVE THAT THE TECHNOLOGY EXISTS TO BE ABLE TO BUILD A SPACE LIKE THAT SO THAT IT DOESN'T CREATE SOUND TRANSFERS INTO BUILDINGS.

AND I THINK A LOT OF THAT HAS THAT SHARED WALLS, UH, SO THAT THE SOUND CAN BE CONTAINED.

AND THAT'S WHAT MY HOPE IS, IS THAT BETWEEN THE DESIRE TO MAKE SURE WE STILL HAVE MUSIC AND IN THAT CULTURAL DISTRICT OF RED RIVER CULTURAL DISTRICT, THAT, THAT WITH THE CHANGES THAT WERE ALSO ADDED ABOUT DWIGHT'S MITIGATION, UH, THAT THOSE USES CAN BE COMPATIBLE, YOU KNOW, A DIFFERENT OUTSIDE ENTRANCE SO THAT IT DOESN'T ENTER OFF OF A, OF A RESIDENTIAL ENTRANCE.

UM, I THINK THAT THOSE THINGS SHOULD BE ABLE TO, TO, TO CO-EXIST AND I THINK THEY KIND OF NEED TO, UH, OVERGROUND AND PERHAPS LOSE ANY OPPORTUNITY TO PRESERVE MUSIC IN THAT AREA.

OKAY.

IT'LL BE, IT'LL JUST BE REALLY IMPORTANT THAT THEY STICK TO THOSE STRONG PROVISIONS ABOUT SAND MITIGATION, JUST, YOU KNOW, A GRANT.

I KNOW YOU HEAR LOTS OF, LOTS OF, UM, YOU HEARD THE SAME NOISE COMPLAINTS.

I DO.

AND, AND SO I JUST WANNA MITIGATE THOSE.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE MINIMIZING THOSE FOR FUTURE, FOR FUTURE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND MAYORS DOWN THE ROAD, UM, AND HAVING LIVED ABOVE OR LIVE BELOW SKATING RINK OF ALL THINGS AND THAT THEY APPARENTLY USE 24 HOURS A DAY FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS.

UM, THERE'S A SIGNIFICANT TOLL, UH, THAT THAT HEARING SOUND TRANSMISSION AT ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT REALLY TAKES ON YOUR, ON YOUR, UM, ABILITY TO, TO GET UP THE NEXT DAY AND GET TO WORK.

AND I, AND I, I REALLY APPRECIATED THE AMENDMENT THAT YOU HAVE TO ENSURE MITIGATE SOUND MITIGATION BECAUSE UNLESS YOU'RE DELIBERATE AND CONSCIOUS ABOUT IT, IT WON'T HAPPEN.

IT WILL BE A PROBLEM.

RODNEY RAISED HIS HAND.

DID YOU REACH THAT? THANK YOU, MARY.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND WE'LL BE GLAD TO FOLLOW UP WITH SOME MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION TO COUNCIL REGARDING THE LEASE TO WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY.

IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A SMALL PORTION OF LEASE FOR SOME EQUIPMENT ONLY.

SO NO OFFICING FROM A HEALTH SOUTH BAY EQUIPMENT STORAGE ONLY, UM, IT WAS A PARTNERSHIP, UH, TO OF COURSE, HELP THEM OUT WITH SOME EQUIPMENT SPACE STORAGE NEEDS.

AND THEN OF COURSE, THEY'RE OF COURSE GIVING US SOME RENT REVENUE FOR THAT.

UH, BUT WE'D BE GLAD TO FOLLOW UP WITH ANY MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION TO HELP DELINEATE, UH, YOU KNOW, THE SMALL SHORT SHORT-TERM LEASE WITH WATERLOO CONSERVANCY, EVERYBODY ELSE, KATHY RPO.

UH, YES.

UH, I KNEW THAT WAS, UH, WE HAD SOME DISCUSSIONS, UH, ABOUT THE, UH, THE, UH, THE COMMUNITY COURT BEING LOCATED THERE.

BUT I, I, BECAUSE WE WERE VERY CONCERNED THAT BECAUSE THEY WERE USING THE US LIBRARY, BUT THE STAFF CAME UP WITH, UH, THAT THEY WERE GONNA MOVE THEM UP TEMPORARY MOVING TO A CENSUS ONE.

SO, UH, SO WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET OUR LIGHT BARRIER BACK BY THE END OF THIS MONTH IN JUNE.

UH, UH, AND THEY'RE GOING TO, UM, THEY'RE, THEY'RE GOING TO LOOK FOR A PERMANENT LOCATION.

DOWNTOWN IT'S MOST LIKELY MIGHT BE THE MUNICIPAL COURT, BUT THAT'S GONNA REQUIRE SOME TUNING UP IF THAT'S GONNA HAPPEN.

BUT, UH, THAT'S I JUST WANTED TO LET MY COLLEAGUES KNOW THAT I KNOW THAT LORI WAS ON A DOWNTOWN COMMISSION FOR OVER 23 YEARS AND, AND THEY HAD DISCUSSED WHERE THEY WERE GOING TO PUT A PERMANENT SITE FOR THE DOWNTOWN CONDITIONING COURT COMMUNITY COURT.

AND SO THEY, UH, THEY'RE LOOKING AT, UH, BUT THEY ARE GOING TO BE MOVING OUT UP TO THE US LIBRARY.

THANK YOU, KEVIN.

UM, SO MANAGER, IT WASN'T CLEAR TO ME THAT THAT WAS A CERTAINTY.

AND LET ME JUST REMIND YOU THAT ONE TEXAS CENTER, WE BROUGHT FORWARD A RESOLUTION TO CREATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING THERE.

SO BEFORE, BEFORE, UM, THE DECK TAKES UP OCCUPANCY AND ONE TEXAS CENTER, I WOULD EXPECT NUMBER ONE, SOME OUTREACH TO THOSE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY AND TO A REAL PLAN FOR WHERE IT'S PERMANENT LOCATION IS.

THE DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY COURT BELONGS IN THE DOWNTOWN AND,

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AND ONE TEXAS CENTER IS NOT DOWNTOWN AUSTIN.

SO IF IT'S THE MUNICIPAL COURT SIDE IS GOING TO BE THE PERMANENT LOCATION, THEN I WOULD EXPECT THERE TO BE A FIRM PLAN TO DO SO.

UM, AND, AND, AND ONE THAT THE COUNCIL HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO AFFIRM, BUT WE NEED TO MAKE A REALLY STRONG COMMITMENT ABOUT WHERE, WHAT THE, WHAT THE PERMANENT PLAN IS WITH REGARD TO, UM, THE DAC AND WHY, YOU KNOW, I'VE HAD CONVERSATIONS BACK AND FORTH ABOUT WHY, WHY IS HEALTH SOUTH NOT BEING UTILIZED? THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF, UM, WAYS IN WHICH WE COULD HAVE USED AND COULD CONTINUE USE, UM, HEALTH SOUTH DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME WHERE IT'S NOT YET DESIGNED.

I UNDERSTAND IT NEEDS SOME, IT NEEDS SOME WORK, BUT, YOU KNOW, IN ALL OF THIS TIME, ALL WE'VE BEEN LEASING HOTELS AND PUTTING MONEY INTO SOME REPAIRS AT HOTELS.

WE COULD'VE PUT SOME OF THAT INTO OUR VERY OWN BUILDING AND USED IT FOR SOME OF THESE PURPOSES.

SO I AM, I REMAIN CONCERNED ABOUT THAT, ABOUT THAT PIECE, BUT SINCE WHEN TEXAS CENTER HAS COME UP, CAN YOU PROVIDE US WITH SOME SENSE OF, UM, IS THAT A CERTAINTY? WHAT IS, WHAT IS THE PERMANENT PLAN FOR ONE TEXAS CENTER? I MEAN, EXCUSE ME, NOT FOR ONE TEXAS CENTER, WE'VE ALREADY GIVEN YOU A PERMANENT PLAN FOR ONE TEXAS CENTER.

WHAT IS THE PERMANENT PLAN FOR THE DAC AND, AND WHAT IS THE DECISION-MAKING TREE AND HOW DOES IT INVOLVE COUNCIL? AND THEN I, MY LAST QUESTION ON HOW HEALTH SELF IS, UH, THE CONVERSATION THAT WE HAD ON THE DICE ABOUT OFFICE VERSUS RESIDENTIAL, BUT WE'LL STICK WITH THE DECK THERE FOR A MOMENT.

UH, YES.

UH, THANK YOU, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER.

UH, SO YES, WE HAVE A SHORT TERM PLAN FOR BRINGING A DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT, UH, TO A FIRST FLOOR AT ONE TEXAS CENTER.

THERE'S ALSO A PLAN TO REMODEL THE OLD AUSTIN MUNICIPAL COURT BUILDING, UH, FOR APPROXIMATELY THREE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS, WHICH WOULD PROVIDE, UH, UH, MID TO LONG TERM USAGE FOR THE MUNICIPAL COURT.

AND THE TIMELINE IS APPROXIMATELY 18 MONTHS TO DO THAT.

AND WE BELIEVE THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE DOC, UH, AT ONE TEXAS CENTER WITHIN 60 DAYS, THERE'S VERY MINIMAL WORK REQUIRED.

AND, UH, THOSE PLANS SHOULD NOT IMPACT THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THE SIDE OF ONE TEXAS CENTER, BECAUSE, UH, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE ONE TOWER THERE'S ALSO PARKING GARAGE AND THERE IS A SURFACE LOT THAT SURFACE COULD BE USED FOR THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

OKAY.

SO MANAGER, I WOULD EXPECT IF YOU'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH SUCH A PLAN THAT YOU WOULD GIVE US A REAL CONCRETE TIMELINE, BECAUSE I WOULD NEED TO PROVIDE ONE TO MY CONSTITUENTS WHO LIVE IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF ONE TEXAS CENTER, ABOUT HOW LONG THAT USE IS GOING TO BE THERE AND WHAT THE PERMANENT PLAN IS WHEN THE PERMANENT WORK STARTS ON THE MUNICIPAL COURT.

AND WHEN IT'S INTENDED TO CONCLUDE ABSOLUTELY COUNCIL MEMBER AND BOTH YOU AND COUNCIL MEMBER OF RENTERIA ARE CORRECT.

AND COUNCIL MEMBER RENTS, REIA PROVIDING THAT GENERAL DIRECTION OF HOW WE ARE PROCEEDING.

UH, BUT TO YOUR POINTS, WE DO HAVE ADDITIONAL UPDATES THAT WE NEED TO PROVIDE COUNCIL, INCLUDING, UH, UH, ACTIONS THAT WE WOULD HAVE PUT BEFORE YOUR CONSIDERATION.

AND SO, UH, THAT'S ON US RIGHT NOW, AND WE WILL BE, UH, WORKING TO PROVIDE THOSE UPDATES TO YOU.

UM, AND I'LL HAVE TO ASK STAFF ON WHEN WE WOULD BE ABLE TO GET THAT TO YOU, BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE APPROPRIATE INFORMATION FOR YOU TO CONSIDER, UH, BEFORE WE MOVE ON.

THANK YOU.

AND ESPECIALLY IF, IF IT IS, UM, YOU KNOW, IF HEALTH SOUTH IS PROCEEDING ALONG A TRAIN TRACK, THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DOCK USE.

UM, BECAUSE AGAIN, CLEARLY IT, YOU KNOW, IT BELONGS THIS AS A USE THAT BELONGS IN, IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

I THINK IT'S THE APPROPRIATE TO MOVE IT FROM THERESE LIBRARY.

UM, BUT DOWNTOWN DOWNTOWN IS, HAS PARTICULAR BOUNDARIES.

UM, AND WHEN TEXAS IS, IS OUTSIDE THEM, UM, CAN YOU ADDRESS THOSE WHO ARE NEGOTIATE ON THE NEGOTIATING TEAM? CAN YOU TALK ABOUT, WE HAD SOME CONVERSATION ABOUT THE OFFICE USE AND WHETHER SOME OF THAT OFFICE USE COULD BE CONVERTED TO RESIDENTIAL AND WHETHER IN TODAY'S, YOU KNOW, RE NEW NEW, UM, DECISION-MAKING ABOUT TELE TELEWORKING AND OTHER USES WHETHER, WHETHER THE DEVELOPER IS STANDING FIRM ON THE OFFICE USE, OR COULD BE PERSUADED TO LOOK AT SOME OTHER USES ON THAT SITE THAT MIGHT BETTER MEET THE NEED FOR HOUSING.

SO WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS? SO, COUNCIL MEMBER, WE DID ADD IN THE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT, UH, THAT DEVELOPER WILL, UM, LOOK INTO CROSS-SUBSIDIZING OPPORTUNITIES, UH, IN CONJUNCTION WITH COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE.

SO IT IS A DISCUSSION POINT

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IN THE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT THAT WILL CARRY US THROUGH, UH, THE NEGOTIATIONS IN THE MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO DETERMINE WHAT IS THE, UM, UH, THE NEED, THE DEMAND, AS WELL AS THE USE OF THE PROPERTY FOR OFFICE SPACE AND OR RESIDENTIAL.

SO THAT WILL BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE MDA.

OKAY.

BUT NO CHANGE OF THERE'S NO, NO INDICATION AT THIS POINT THAT THE DEVELOPER HAS CHANGED THEIR MINDS ABOUT THAT USE.

THEY'RE JUST, THEY'RE JUST AGREEING TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT, WHICH IS WHAT WE'VE ASKED THEM TO DO.

CORRECT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

WELL, WE'VE MOVED TO ABC.

THANK YOU, MARIANNE.

I APPRECIATE YOU RECOGNIZING ME.

I JUST WANT TO SAY, I APPRECIATE THE CONVERSATION SO FAR, AND THIS IS AN ASSET IN DISTRICT ONE THAT WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING RIGHT, AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT I JUST WANTED TO THROW OUT THERE, INCLUDING AS THESE CONVERSATIONS ARE ONGOING, UM, I LOOK FORWARD TO US BEING CLOSER TO, UM, TO ALIGNMENT.

UM, SO WE CAN REALLY START THINKING THROUGH PROGRAMMATIC EFFORTS AND, AND SOME OF THE OTHER ELEMENTS I, I DEFINITELY WANTED TO SPEAK TO MY COLLEAGUE'S CONCERN ABOUT A MUSIC THING YOU ON SITE.

I DON'T SEE ANYTHING INHERENTLY, NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY ABOUT MUSIC VENUES.

SO I FELT LIKE THAT WAS NECESSARY TO SAY, GIVEN THE DIRECTION THAT I PROVIDED, WHICH WAS PROGRAMMING, UM, PROGRAMMING AND A LIVE MUSIC VENUE SPACE THAT COULD BE LEASED TO LIVE MUSIC, VENUE OPERATORS, PRIORITIZING OPERATORS, REPRESENTING HISTORICALLY DISENFRANCHISED MUSICIANS.

I WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT I'M CLEAR ABOUT WHAT IT IS THE RATIONALE AND INTENT WAS THERE.

AND IF, YOU KNOW, WE FIND OURSELVES IN A, UM, IN A SITUATION WHERE THE MAJORITY OF MY COLLEAGUES DON'T SEE THAT AS A VIABLE PROGRAMMATIC EFFORT MOVING FORWARD.

I CERTAINLY HOPE THAT WE CAN SPEAK TO WHERE ELSE, UM, WE CAN PUT A PLACE WHERE DISENFRANCHISED MUSICIANS WOULD HAVE PRIORITY.

UM, AND I ALSO LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUED CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE DECK I'VE EXPRESSED BEFORE AND CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THAT THAT IS NOT IN FACT, THE APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT, BUT MY OPPOSITION IS NOT SO VEHEMENT THAT I'M, UH, THAT I'M NOT ABLE TO, TO REALLY CONTINUE TO EARNESTLY GO THROUGH THAT CONVERSATION WITH MY COLLEAGUES AND OUR STAFF.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

PARANTHETICALLY UH, JUST TO NOTE THAT, UH, IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SITE SOUND AND NOISE HAS GOING TO BE AN ISSUE IF FOR NO OTHER REASON, THERE'S AN EXISTING OUTDOOR MUSIC VENUE ACROSS THE STREET AT, UH, WATERLOO, UH, THAT OBVIOUSLY IT'S GOING TO HAVE TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WITH RESIDENTIAL USERS PROPERTY, UH, MITIGATING AGAINST THAT, UH, MUSIC CAN'T REMEMBER, SORRY.

RIGHT.

TWO POINTS, ONE ON MUSIC AND ARTS.

UM, I THINK IT'S, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO RAISE AND REMEMBER, JUST BECAUSE I THINK WE BROUGHT IT UP AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC, THAT THERE IS UNUSED, UH, SPACE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE NEW PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT THE, UH, THE CITY'S NEW BUILDING THERE THAT WE HAD TALKED ABOUT FOR POTENTIAL, UM, ARTS OR THEATER SPACE FOR, UH, FOLKS THAT ARE, HAVE GET PRICED OUT OF THEIR SPACES AND ARE HISTORICALLY MARGINALIZED, UH, WHERE POTENTIALLY MUSIC.

SO JUST SOMETHING FOR, UM, AS WHERE WE HAVE ALL OF THE DIFFERENT MOVING PIECES FOR FOLKS TO BE AWARE OF, THAT WOULD BE A GOOD SPACE FOR US TO FILL.

UM, AND THEN AS IT RELATES TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING, I AGREE THAT WE WANT TO TRY TO GET AS MUCH AS WE CAN GET.

I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN IF THE STAFF CAN INCREASE THE PERCENTAGE.

GREAT.

UM, BUT ALSO IF YOU CAN INCREASE JUST THE RAW NUMBER OF UNITS.

SO IF, FOR EXAMPLE, THERE IS A LITTLE BIT LESS OFFICE SPACE, UM, THEN YOU COULD POTENTIALLY GET MORE AFFORDABLE UNITS THAT MAY COME WITH WARM MARKET RATE UNITS.

IT MAY NOT IMPROVE YOUR PERCENTAGE AS MUCH, BUT IF IT INCREASES YOUR OVERALL NUMBER OF UNITS, YOU HAVE PLANS THAT I THINK THAT THAT WOULD BE A STRONG SOLUTION AS WELL.

SO, YOU KNOW, ONE THING WOULD BE TO ADD 40 AFFORDABLE UNITS AND THE PERCENTAGE GOES UP.

ANOTHER THING WOULD BE TO ADD A HUNDRED UNITS, 50 OF THEM BEING AFFORDABLE.

SO YOU GET MORE AFFORDABILITY, BUT YOUR PERCENTAGE MAY NOT IMPROVE.

SO I WANT TO, I WOULD REALLY LIKE THE STAFF TO BRING BACK TO US AN INCREASE IN THE AFFORDABLE NUMBER OF UNITS, THE BEST YOU CAN.

UM, AND THEN, AND THEN EXPLAIN TO US HOW THAT PLAYS WITH THE PERCENTAGE, BUT I'M ON THIS PROP IN SOME PROPERTIES, IT MIGHT MAKE SENSE FOR US TO FOCUS ON THE PERCENTAGE ON THIS PROPERTY.

I'M MORE FOCUSED ON THE RAW NUMBER OF AFFORDABLE UNITS.

YOU

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CAN BRING INTO THIS PART OF TOWN BECAUSE THERE'S SUCH A DEARTH OF THEM THAT A, UM, THAT I THINK THE NUMBER OF LOWER INCOME AND WORKING CLASS FAMILIES, YOU CAN GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY AND DOWNTOWN BY GROSS NUMBER IS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN THE PERCENTAGE COUNCIL MEMBER CASAR BEFORE I ANSWER AND DEFER TO, UH, MANDATE AND MIO TO HELP, UH, ANSWER THAT QUESTION.

I DO WANT TO STAY THAT YES, UH, THE PARTIES WILL CONTINUE TO, UH, DISCUSS OPPORTUNITIES TO DECREASE OTHER SPACE AND INCREASE, UH, UNITS, UH, HOUSING UNITS.

ONE THING THAT I DO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT 45% IS A HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF AFFORDABLE UNITS THAT THE DEVELOPER HAS COMMITTED TO DOING.

IF IT IS COUNCIL'S WILL TO HIT A PERCENTAGE HIGHER THAN 45% AS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT, UH, FOR THE, UH, MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND ANYTHING ELSE AS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT, LIKE A DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT COUNCIL IS AWARE.

IT IS CERTAINLY COUNCIL'S PREROGATIVE TO MAKE THAT NEW MANDATORY REQUIREMENT WITH A NEW RESOLUTION, WITH A NEW SOLICITATION.

SO ANYTHING ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT IS THE FRAMEWORK THAT IS OUT IN THE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATE AGREEMENT WILL REQUIRE A RESOURCE CITATION, UH, WITH COUNCIL DIRECTION.

AND WITH THAT, I WANT TO DEFER TO MANDY FOR ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UM, UH, TOPIC.

SURE.

UH, THANK YOU, SUSANNA MANDY TO MAYO HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER CASSARA.

THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO NEGOTIATION WITH ASPEN HEIGHTS, UM, TO INCREASE, UH, THE AFFORDABILITY.

AGAIN, THE BASELINE IS 25% OF THE OVERALL, UM, UNITS WILL BE AFFORDABLE AT A BELOW 60% MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME.

I AM, UH, LOOKING FORWARD TO DISCUSSIONS WITH THEM AND DIGGING INTO VARIOUS DIFFERENT SCENARIOS WITH PROFORMAS, UM, THAT WOULD DEMONSTRATE INCREASED NUMBERS OF UNITS OVERALL UNITS, WHICH WOULD OF COURSE INCREASE THE NUMBER OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS, INCREASED AFFORDABILITY IN TERMS OF DEEPER AFFORDABILITY, GOING LESS THAN 60% MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME.

UM, WE'LL OF COURSE, BE PLAYING WITH THE UNIT SIZES, INCREASING THE NUMBER OF TWO AND THREE BEDROOM, THE FAMILY-FRIENDLY UNITS.

UM, IT REALLY IS GOING TO BE A MATTER OF LOOKING AT A RANGE OF PERFORMANCE AND SEEING THE IMPACT, UM, IN TERMS OF SUBSIDY NEEDED, IT'S KIND OF THE TRADE OFFS THAT WE'LL BE EXPLORING.

WILL THERE BE SUBSIDY THAT WILL BE REQUIRED IF WE INCREASE THE OVERALL NUMBER OF AFFORDABLE UNITS OR DECREASE THE AFFORDABILITY LEVELS? UM, WILL WE BE LOOKING AT THAT INTERPLAY BETWEEN OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL, UM, WHAT THAT IMPACT WILL BE, UM, ON THE DEVELOPERS, UM, BOTTOM LINE, AND OF COURSE OUR DESIRE TO MAXIMIZE THE AMOUNT OF AFFORDABILITY, UM, ONSITE, I WILL SAY IN OUR PRELIMINARY CONVERSATIONS, IN TERMS OF, UM, HAMMERING OUT THAT E N A WITH THE DEVELOPER.

ONE THING THAT WAS VERY CLEAR, UM, WAS THAT IF WE EXCEED THAT THE 45% IS KIND OF THE UPPER END, UM, REALLY GOING MAJORITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING OR CHOIR, UM, WE'LL WORK CHOIR, A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT KIND OF FINANCING.

UM, AND THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE CLICKED ON AT RICHARD RAYMOND ON, AND THAT'S, WE HAVE THAT BANDWIDTH AT 25 TO 45%, UM, BANDWIDTH THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, UH, FOR THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

AND WE, WE HEAR LOUD AND CLEAR COUNCIL'S DESIRE TO MAXIMIZE AFFORDABILITY, WHETHER IT'S DEEPER AFFORDABILITY, MORE FAMILY PLANNING UNITS, UM, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'LL BE WORKING WITH, UM, AS WE GO THROUGH TODAY AND DA, UH, PROCESS WITH THE DEVELOPER.

THAT ALL MAKES SENSE TO ME.

I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT MY COMMENT WAS IS THAT IF YOU ARE CHOOSING TO GO FROM 30% TO 35%, BY ADDING A FEW AFFORDABLE UNITS, OR YOU ARE CHOOSING TO STAY AT 30%, YOU COULD ACTUALLY GET MORE AFFORDABLE UNITS AT 30% IN ONE MODE, AND ONE VERSION OF A BUILDING.

YOU COULD GET MORE HOUSING AT 30% THAN A 35%.

I WOULD SH I WOULD CHOOSE IN THIS BUILDING JUST FOR ME, JUST SPEAKING AS ONE MEMBER HERE, I WOULD CHOOSE THE VERSION THAT BRINGS ME MORE AFFORDABLE UNITS, WHERE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE PERCENTAGE IS A LITTLE BIT HIGHER OR LOWER, THAT'S THE ENTIRETY OF MY POINT THERE.

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YEAH.

AND JUST, UM, GREG, SOME OF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING, UM, UH, I, I, I JUST NEED TO PUSH BACK A LITTLE BIT ON, BECAUSE IF YOU STEP AWAY FROM PERCENTAGE OF UNITS AND INSTEAD GO TO THE NUMBER AND YOU PRIORITIZE A HIGHER NUMBER THAN A HIGHER PERCENTAGE, THEN WE MIGHT BE LOSING THE FAMILY-FRIENDLY UNITS BECAUSE THEY ARE, BY DEFINITION SHOULD BE MORE SQUARE FEET.

SO MAYBE IF WE TALK ABOUT A PERCENTAGE, WE ALSO CONVERT THAT TO SOME KIND OF A SQUARE FOOTAGE NUMBER.

I DO NOT WANT TO LOSE THE FAMILY FRIENDLY ASPECTS OF, OF THIS, UM, OF THIS PROJECT.

IN FACT, FOR ME, THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT STUDIOS AND ONE BEDROOMS, NOT SO MUCH, WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO ATTRACT FAMILIES.

SO WITH VETERANS, FOR THEIR KIDDOS, UM, IN THIS, IN THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT.

SO I JUST WANTED TO, I DON'T KNOW THAT, THAT YOU WERE INTENDING TO SACRIFICE FAMILY-FRIENDLY UNITS IN ORDER TO HAVE HIGHER STUDIO OR SINGLE BEDROOM, NOTHING.

I SAID SUGGESTED THAT IN MY MIND.

OKAY.

THAT'S HOW THAT CAN TRANSLATE FOR FOLKS WHO ARE DOING THE DEVELOPMENT.

WE'RE GOING TO START FOCUSING ON HOW MANY UNITS VERSUS THE PERCENTAGE OF THE AFFORDABLE UNITS.

THEN THEY COULD VERY EASILY SAY, WELL, WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU 15 INSTEAD OF 40, BUT NOW THOSE, THOSE ARE ALL, WE'VE JUST CONVERTED A NUMBER OF, OF, UH, MULTI BEDROOM UNITS INTO SINGLE AND STUDIOS.

AND I WOULD NOT BE OKAY WITH THAT.

SO I WANTED TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ELUCIDATE THAT JUST IN CASE THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS WHEN OUR STAFF GO BACK TO TALKING WITH THE ASCOM HEIGHTS DEAL.

THANK YOU.

SO I KNOW THAT WE GOT THE PRESENTATION THIS MORNING, BUT I NOTICED ON THE WEBSITE FOR THE WORK SESSION THAT THE PRESENTATION'S NOT POSTED.

I WAS WONDERING IF STAFF COULD POST THAT SO THAT WE COULD GET INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY.

ABSOLUTELY.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

THANK YOU, KATHY.

UM, JUST LASTLY, AND THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY, AND I, I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THE WORK SESSION, UH, BACKUP, BUT IF IT DOESN'T INCLUDE THE MAY THE MAY 17TH MEMO, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THAT BE THERE TO THE FULLER DISCUSSION.

SO THANKS FOR THAT SUGGESTION, MACKENZIE, UH, COUNSELOR KELLY.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO SAY, AND, UM, THE STAFF CAN FOLLOW UP ON WITH THIS, YOU KNOW, AT THE TIME THAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, REDEVELOPMENT OF THE HIGHLAND MALL CAMPUS, WE HAD TALKED ABOUT HAVING A CHILDCARE FACILITY THERE AND THROUGH THE YEARS I'VE GONE BACK AND FORTH WITH THE STAFF ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT.

AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT WAS THAT IN THE BUDGET, THEY SAID, DIDN'T ALLOW FOR THAT FOR THE CREATION OF CHILDCARE AT THAT SITE, THOUGH 44% OF, OF DSD EMPLOYEES SUGGESTED THEY WOULD USE IT IF IT WERE THERE.

I SUSPECT THAT'S THE SITE THAT YOU JUST MENTIONED COUNCILMEN, BECAUSE SAR THAT'S NOW AVAILABLE FOR A MUSIC VENUE IS THE CHILDCARE, THE SITE, THE CHILDCARE SITE WE MIGHT HAVE HAD HAD THAT BEEN A PRIORITY IN TERMS OF THE BUDGET.

SO LET'S, I WOULD, I HOPE THAT THERE'S STILL AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET THAT RIGHT.

I THINK, UM, THINK, UM, AT SOME POINT AT THAT SITE, UH, AND I HOPE THAT WE CAN REALLY MAKE IT A PRIORITY FOR HEALTH SOUTH.

WE DESPERATELY NEED A HIGH QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD FACILITY IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA, AN ADDITIONAL ONE.

ALL RIGHT, ANDREW, LET'S MOVE ON TO THE ABC.

OKAY.

STAFF,

[D2. Discuss actions and timeline related to the Interlocal Agreement with the Austin Economic Development Corporation and the scope of work and resources required to support efforts in line with Council Resolution No. 20201001-055.]

THANK YOU.

AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS A COUNCIL DISCUSSION, AND I BELIEVE IT WAS REQUESTED BY COUNCIL MEMBER TOBO, BUT STAFF IS READY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THIS ITEM IS ON YOUR JUNE 10TH AGENDA, AND THE BACKUP HAS BEEN POSTED ALONG WITH, UH, THAT, UH, CONSIDERATION, UH, LAST FRIDAY.

AND SO, UH, WE ARE HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE AWARE OF THAT.

UH, THE AEDC ITEM IS POSTED ON THE JUNE 10TH AGENDA, UH, AND THE BACKROOM WAS INCLUDED.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SO ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS POINT OF ABC OF THE JUNE AGENDA? YEAH.

OKAY.

UH, SO, SO I TAKE IT, WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE A PRESENTATION.

UM, I WAS THINKING THAT WE, YOU ALL WERE GOING TO PRESENT IT.

SO I, I THINK WHAT I JUST HEARD IS THERE'S NO PRESENTATION AND IT'S JUST OPEN FOR QUESTIONS.

IS THAT, IS THAT WHAT I HEARD? THIS, THIS WAS A REQUEST, UH, THE COUNCIL DISCUSSION, UH, ITEM FOR PRESENTATION.

OKAY.

WELL, COUNCILMEMBER TOBA MIGHT HAVE QUESTIONS.

I WILL HAVE QUESTIONS TOO.

I'M JUST PULLING

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IT UP.

SO MAYOR, IF IT HELPS, I CAN LAY OUT THE CONTEXT IN WHICH IT WAS OF CONCERN TO ME, UM, THAT WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

AND SO I POSTED IT FOR A CONVERSATION ON TUESDAY WELL TODAY, SO THAT WE WOULD GET AN UPDATE, UH, AND MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A CONCRETE TIMETABLE FOR MOVING FORWARD IN THE INTERIM.

THE MANAGER HAS POSTED IT NOW FOR JUNE 10TH.

SO THAT RESOLVES THAT CONCERN CONSIDERING I HAVEN'T HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE BACKUP MATERIAL, BUT PERHAPS, UM, ACM GONZALES OR SOMEONE CAN JUST GIVE US A ONE LINE SUMMARY OF WHAT WERE POSTED FOR ACTION ON, ON JUNE 10TH.

AND THAT MIGHT ALLEVIATE THE CONCERN.

I THINK THAT WILL ALLEVIATE BASED ON WHAT I KNOW.

I THINK THAT WILL ALLEVIATE THE CONCERN I HAD, THAT WE'RE NOT PRESSING ON AND GETTING IT, UM, UP AND RUNNING AS SOON AS WE CAN.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

AND WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO HAVE RATE SIX STATES.

WE'VE DEVELOPED AN INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND THE AUSTIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

THIS OF COURSE FOLLOWS THE PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION, WHICH WAS TO CREATE THE ATDC, UH, THROUGH THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND BYLAWS WE HAVE IN FRONT OF THE COUNCIL FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION OF WHAT WE BELIEVE IS A VERY GOOD AGREEMENT TO STAND UP THE AEDC AND WE'VE MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ALONG THE WAY, WITH REGARD TO THE WORK OF THE AEDC NOT ONLY HAVE WE INSTITUTED A BOARD, WHICH THE COUNCIL HAS APPROVED, BUT WE'VE GOTTEN ALONG IN THE WAR COMPONENTS OF THE ABC.

SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED.

WE'RE COMMITTED OF COURSE, TO STANDING UP THE AEDC.

UM, WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE MANY PROGRAMS UNDERWAY THAT THE COUNCIL IS VERY CONCERNED WITH AND WE WANT TO GET THOSE DONE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

SO ONCE AGAIN, UH, WE'RE GLAD TO REACH THIS POINT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO COUNSEL'S CONSIDERATION OF THE AEDC INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT.

THANKS MAYOR.

BUT THAT ANSWERS MY CONCERN.

THEN I'M GLAD TO SEE US MOVING FORWARD ON THE 10TH.

OKAY.

CANCEL OUR KITCHEN.

YEAH.

UM, I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW THE BACKUP EITHER, BUT, UM, I WANTED TO TALK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT MY, MY UNDERSTANDING WAS THAT THIS REPORT WOULD SPEAK SPECIFICALLY TO, UH, TWO ITEMS RELATED TO, UM, UH, TO ARTS AND CREATIVE SPACES.

ONE OF THEM IS THE USE OF THE QUEER SPACE BONDS.

AND THE OTHER ONE IS THE USE OF THE DOLLARS RELATED TO THE ICONIC, UM, VENUE FUND.

AND, UM, I'M JUST, I'M SKIMMING IT NOW, AND I'M NOT SEEING THOSE AND PERHAPS THEY'RE IN HERE AND I'M JUST NOT SEEING IT, BUT THERE IS A SECTION OF THE AGREEMENT THAT'S THAT SPEAKS TO, UM, INITIAL PROJECT SERVICES, THE AEDC AND THERE WAS SOMETHING FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT DISTRICT, UH, IN CULTURAL PRESS.

OH, I SEE IT HERE, CULTURAL TRUST PROJECT, AND THEN CULTURAL TRUST CITY FACILITIES PROJECT, WHICH IS A DENIM TWO AND THREE.

IS THAT WHERE THOSE THROUGH REFLECTED THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER OF KITCHEN.

AND WE'D BE GLAD TO OF COURSE HAVE, UH, OFFLINE DISCUSSIONS WITH ANY OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS TO GO IN DETAIL ABOUT THE INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT.

BUT YES, THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING.

UM, SO LET ME JUST, SO THESE ARE, I'M JUST GOING TO ASK A QUICK QUESTION AND THEN SET UP A ADDITIONAL CONVERSATION.

OH, IS ADDENDUM TWO AND THREE ATTACHED.

I'M PULLING UP THE AGENDA AS WE'RE ON A MINUTE, UH, ON SATURDAY.

OKAY.

I SEE IT IN THEM.

NUMBER ONE.

YEAH, IT MUST BE ATTACHED.

SO LET ME JUST DOUBLE CHECK HERE.

UM, YEAH, IT IS ATTACHED.

OKAY.

I'M GOING TO WANT TO DIG INTO THE DETAILS OF WHAT'S WRITTEN HERE IN TERMS OF THIS, UH, UM, AGREEMENT.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST A BRIEFING BETWEEN TUESDAY AND THEN I'M GOING TO NEED TO PULL THIS FOR NEXT TUESDAY ALSO, UM, TO, TO TALK THROUGH IT.

UM, UM, I'M ALSO WANTING TO UNDERSTAND SPECIFIC, OH, I WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE DETAILS OF THIS, THE SCOPE OF THE WORK AND, UM, AND ALSO THE, THE TIMELINES FOR ACCOMPLISHING THE WORK.

UH, YOU KNOW, I'M PARTICULARLY CONCERNED OF COURSE, ABOUT THE, AND I APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT'S BEEN DONE TO DATE AROUND THE USE OF THE CREATIVE SPACE BONDS THAT WERE PASSED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO NOW, AND I'M REALLY WANTING TO GET THOSE, UM, IN PLAY.

SO IF WE COULD SCHEDULE A BRIEFING, UM, BEFORE NEXT TUESDAY, I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

AND THEN I'M ALSO, I WANT TO PULL THIS ITEM FOR NEXT TUESDAY.

THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

AND ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE REALLY EXCITED TO REACH THIS STAGE, AND WE'RE MORE THAN GLAD TO TALK WITH

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YOU INDIVIDUALLY, COUNCIL MEMBER, KITCHEN, AS WELL AS THE OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS ABOUT THE INNER LOCAL, AND WE WILL BE PREPARED FOR NEXT TUESDAY'S WORK SESSION.

YEAH, THAT, THAT'S GREAT.

I'M EXCITED ABOUT IT MOVING FORWARD, TOO, JUST WANTING TO MAKE SURE THE SCOPE IS ALIGNED AS WRITTEN WITH THE CONVERSATIONS THAT WE'VE HAD ARE MY UNDERSTANDING OF THIS CONVERSATIONS.

AND ALSO, I REALLY WANT TO LOOK CLOSELY AT THE TIMELINE CAUSE WE NEED TO BE MOVING, UM, QUICKLY, UM, ON THESE, UH, ON THESE PROJECTS.

SO, OKAY.

I THINK THAT'S ALL ON THIS ITEM.

I THINK THERE'S A QUESTION FROM COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY.

I'M SORRY.

THANK YOU.

UM, I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S A LOT OF HISTORY SURROUNDING THIS ITEM ON THE JUNE 10TH AGENDA.

SO I SUPPORT GETTING A BRIEFING ON IT AND ALSO PULLING IT FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION LIKE COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHENS SUGGESTED IN THE BACKUP, THERE'S A 49 PAGE DOCUMENT THAT I HAVE NOT FULLY REVIEWED.

SO ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO ASK IS IF YOU COULD GIVE US A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE HISTORY SURROUNDING THIS SPECIFIC ITEM, BECAUSE MY UNDERSTANDING IS IT GOES AS FAR BACK AS TO 2014.

SO MAYBE IF YOU COULD GIVE A HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW OF THAT HISTORY REAL QUICK FOR US, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

WELL, YOU CERTAINLY CAN.

AND I MAY RELY ON SOME OF THE STAFF TO, UM, ALSO HELP OUT WITH THAT HISTORY.

IN 2015, I WAS OVER THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND NOT IN THOSE CONVERSATIONS FOR THE ADBC AND, UH, THE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CREATING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION DO GO BACK EVEN FURTHER FROM WHEN I WAS IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

UM, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS A TOOL THAT MS. VALDEZ CAN USE TO GET A LOT OF DIFFERENT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TYPE WORK DONE.

AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT, UH, THE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CREATING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION GO BACK TO ALSO SOME BEST PRACTICES THAT WE'VE SEEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY, NAMELY IN, UH, NEW YORK CITY, UM, ATLANTA HAS AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, OTHERS, UH, DO, UH, CREATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS AS A WAY OF, UM, HAVING, HAVING A BODY OF WORK, DO CERTAIN PROJECTS, UM, UNDER THE TERM OF UNDER LIKE AN EXPEDIENT MANNER AND HAVING SOME, UM, AUTHORITY THAT MS VALLEY'S MAY NOT AS WELL.

AND CERTAINLY SOME FLEXIBILITY.

UM, SO THAT'S SOME OF THE TIMELINE, UM, AND I WILL ASK EITHER AS DESIGNERS OR NOVIA, PERHAPS TO ADD ANY MORE ABOUT THAT HISTORICAL CONTEXT, GOING BACK TO 2015 AND WE CAN ADD THAT AS PART OF THE BRIEF TIMELINE OF WHEN WE STARTED.

UM, JAY, COULD YOU SPEAK UP, PLEASE SAY THAT AGAIN, PLEASE.

SO NEXT WEEK WHEN WE'RE AT A HISTORY, AS PART OF OUR PREVENTION, UM, FROM THE START OF THE CONVERSATION TO NOW, ALONG WITH THE TIMELINE OF THE PROJECTS, I BELIEVE THAT'S WHAT, SO NOW WE HAD SAID AS PART OF OUR BRIEFING NEXT WEEK, WE WILL ADD MORE CONTEXT ABOUT THE TIMELINE, UH, FOR COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY'S BENEFIT.

AND AS WELL AS IT MENTIONED, WE'RE MORE THAN GLAD IT'S ONE-ON-ONE BRIEFINGS WITH COUNCIL, UM, FOR ANY MORE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE MATTER.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT BRIEF OVERVIEW.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND I'M SURE OTHERS WHO ARE NEW TO THE DIOCESE MAY APPRECIATE IT AS WELL.

OKAY.

ANYTHING ELSE ON THIS ONE WE'RE SET, THEN LET'S HAVE A CONVERSATION.

THANK YOU, SIR.

UH, WHAT ABOUT, UH, LET'S TALK NOW ABOUT, UH, COUNCIL MEETINGS.

MAYBE THE CLERK