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LET'S GO AHEAD TO,

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UH, JOSEPH AND WE'LL RECOGNIZE YOU'RE TWICE FIRST IN THIS MEETING FOR THREE MINUTES.

I MISSPOKE.

SHE IS ONLY REGISTERED TO SPEAK ON.

HMM.

OKAY.

AND LET'S GO AHEAD AND RECESS THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING RIGHT NOW ON, UH, JUNE 3RD, 2021.

THE TIME IS 1130 AND WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CONVENE THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION MEETING THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2021.

WE HAVE A FORUM OF THE DIRECTORS PRESENT.

UM, THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD VIRTUALLY, UH, AS IS ALLOWED BY THE EMERGENCY RULES.

WE'RE CONVENING FOR THE PURPOSE OF TAKING SPEAKERS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP AND THEN WE'LL, UH, UH, LET'S SEE.

LET'S LET'S SEE HOW, IF WE CAN JUST HANDLE THE ITEMS AND THEN LET HSC GO.

THAT MAKES SENSE TO DO SINCE THIS IS OUR LAST SPEAKER, UH, CLERK.

YOUR WOULD I SEE IF THERE'S A SPEAKER? SURE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR COUNCIL MEMBERS MIRROR AS A TECHNICALITY.

I DID SIGN UP AGAINST ITEM 40.

DO YOU WANT ME TO DO THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION OR TELL YOU MY COMMENTS ON ITEM 41ST? WHY DON'T YOU DO THAT? HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION.

AND SINCE WE'RE IN THIS MEETING NOW WE'LL COME BACK AND GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO SPEAK.

OKAY.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY COMMENTS SPECIFICALLY MAYOR, UM, IS RELATED TO 1934, RUTLAND.

THE PROPERTY IS S BARROW.

AS YOU ARE AWARE, I'M LOOKING AT A DECEMBER FOUR 2020 EMAIL THAT I HAVE SPECIFICALLY WHEN THIS PROPERTY, THE 4% LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDITS WAS APPROVED.

IT RELIED ON ROUTE ONE 42, WHICH IS A FLYER ROUTE.

THAT MEANS THAT THE INDIVIDUALS NO LONGER HAVE FIXED ROUTE AT THAT LOCATION.

AND I JUST WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND A FLYER ONLY RUNS TWICE IN THE MORNING FROM NORTH TO DOWNTOWN, AND THEN TWICE IN THE EVENING TO BRING PEOPLE BACK FROM THEIR JOBS.

THE INDIVIDUALS WOULD THEN BE WALKING THE REST OF THE DAY, JUNE 3RD, 2018, LITERALLY THREE YEARS AGO TO THE DATE CAPITOL METRO IMPLEMENTED CAP REMAP AND THE PLANNERS UNILATERALLY ELIMINATED TWO 40 RUTLAND.

YOU'VE HEARD ME SPEAK ABOUT THE RUTLAND BUS BEFORE IT ACTUALLY OPERATED FROM NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER.

IT STOPPED AT ST DAVID'S AND THEN IT WENT TO PALMER AND LOOP ONE.

THAT WAS THE ROUTE.

I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU HAD THE PRESENTATION FROM DIANA GRAY ON TUESDAY OF THIS WEEK, SHE MENTIONED $84 MILLION FOR THE HOMELESS.

WELL, THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY HAS 101 UNITS OUT OF 171.

THAT WILL BE FOR PEOPLE WHO EARN 30% AREA MEDIAN INCOME, WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY $20,000.

AND THEY'LL ONLY BE ABLE TO PAY ABOUT A THIRD OF THE INCOME TOWARDS THE RENT.

I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE CRITERIA THAT SHE MENTIONED ON TUESDAY WAS THE DISTANCE TO A SCHOOL.

THIS PARTICULAR ESTABLISHMENT WOULD BE 0.7 MILES FROM COOK ELEMENTARY.

WHAT ABOUT SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL? IT WITHIN TWO MILES AUSTIN, INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT IS LIKELY NOT GOING TO GIVE THESE STUDENTS A RIDE TO SCHOOL.

THE OTHER THING I'LL HAVE YOU UNDERSTAND IS IT'S HOUSING FIRST.

AND SO THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME ISSUES THAT PEOPLE NEED WRAPAROUND SERVICES FOR, BUT SHE MENTIONED TRANSPORTATION.

AND SO I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO TABLE THIS ITEM AND RECOGNIZE THAT IF YOU'RE TELLING US THAT TRANSPORTATION IS PARAMOUNT AND AS NATASHA HARPER, MADISON SAID, DISTRICT ONE REPRESENTATIVE, WE NEED TO REALLY HAVE IT AND GET IT RIGHT OR SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT.

SHE SAID EARLIER TODAY.

AND SO TRANSPORTATION IS KEY.

IF YOU WANT THESE PEOPLE TO ACTUALLY THRIVE.

AND I WOULD JUST CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION.

WE KNOW THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AFRICAN-AMERICANS LARGELY.

AND SO PLEASE STOP PIMPING OUR PAIN AND DO RIGHT BY THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND PUT THE BUS THERE.

IF YOU HAVE THE $84 MILLION, THEN YOU CAN RESTORE THE ROUTE.

IT WAS $945,000.

IT EXCEEDED CAPITOL METRO'S RIDERSHIP.

IT WAS 20.3 RIDERS AN HOUR ON THAT BUS.

THE MINIMUM SERVICE GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS IN 2017 WAS 15 WRITERS AN HOUR.

AND THEY HAVE NOT CHANGED IT ON THE WEEKENDS.

IT'S 12 WRITERS AN HOUR, BUT WHAT THEY DID WAS CREATED ROUTES AT TWICE THE COST FOR HALF THE WRITERS SOUTHEAST.

AND I HAVE PUT IN AN OPEN RECORDS REQUEST TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHY, UH, KARA TOV HAS ACTUALLY MADE THIS A PRIORITY AND WHY THE STAFF HAS MADE IT A PRIORITY.

AND I THANK YOU FOR THE, UH, THE TIME MAYOR, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW K X A N SAID ON MAY 3RD AFTER THE RESOLUTION PASSED THAT THERE WOULD BE 51 UNITS FOR THE HOMELESS THERE.

AND SO IT'S LOT.

THANK YOU.

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WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK TO YOU.

WHEN WE GET BACK TO THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING, WHILE WE'RE IN THE OFFICE, THE HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION MEETING, DO YOU HAVE TO SPEND, WE CAN GET THROUGH THE AGENDA HERE QUICKLY.

WHY DON'T YOU GO AHEAD AND LAY OUT THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR US? OKAY.

ABSOLUTELY.

[Consent]

AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION.

WE HAVE TWO ITEMS ON TODAY'S AGENDA.

THE FIRST ITEM IS APPROVING THE MEETING MINUTES FROM THE MAY 6TH H S T MEETING.

AND THE SECOND ITEM IS, UM, APPROVING HFC ISSUE, UM, MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF UP TO $20 MILLION FOR THE SPARROW AT RUTLAND PROJECT.

UM, I DO WANT TO NOTE THAT THE RESOLUTION AND BACKUP REPRESENTS REFERENCES AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A GROUND LEASE.

HOWEVER, WE ARE NOT ASKING THE BOARD TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF THE GROUND LEASE TODAY, SO THAT WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE RESOLUTION YOU WERE VOTING ON TODAY.

I ALSO WANT TO ADDRESS, UM, SOME OF THE TRANSPORTATION ISSUES THAT WERE BROUGHT UP BY THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER.

AND I WANT TO REITERATE, UH, STAFF AND THE DEVELOPER'S COMMITMENT TO ENSURING, UH, THAT FOLKS WHO LIVE IN THIS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT HAVE ACCESS TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

I DO WANT TO NOTE THAT THAT PROJECT LOCATED AT 1934, RUTLAND IS FOUR MINUTES FROM CAP METRO, ROUTE THREE 25, WHICH RUNS EVERY 15 MINUTES IN MORNINGS, AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS.

IT RUNS MORE SOUTH MORE METRIC.

UH, THE BUS STOP IS AT RUTLAND AND METRIC, WHICH IS A STONE'S THROW FROM, UH, THE PROPERTY.

UH, IN ADDITION, UH, AT RUTLAND AND BURNETT ROAD, WE HAVE THE EIGHT OH THREE, WHICH OF COURSE IS RAPID TRANSIT.

UM, THAT'S A 15 MINUTE WALK AND THERE IS A SIDEWALK THE ENTIRE WAY, UH, THE 803 TERMINATES AT THE DOMAIN AND GOES ALL THE WAY TO THE SOUTH TO DOWNTOWN.

IN ADDITION, WE ARE ANTICIPATING A RED LINE TRAIN STOP AT THE AUSTIN FC SOCCER STADIUM AND THE TRAIN STOP.

IT WILL BE A 15 TO 20 MINUTE WALK ON A SPIRAL WITH THAT.

I OFFER THESE TWO ITEMS ON CONSENT.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA? THAT'S WHERE A POOL MAKES A MEASURE COUNCIL MEMBER ENTER HIS SECOND SET ANY DISCUSSION ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AS A FAVOR THAT GETS AT THE GENERAL, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THOSE OPPOSED IS THAT LET ME COUNT HERE.

SO THE 10 ZERO VOTE, UH, THE DIRECTORS, UH, THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEM PASSES, THAT'S ALL THE THINGS WE HAVE.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

1138.

WE'RE ADJOURNING THE MEETING OF THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.