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YOUR COLLEAGUES.

I THINK WE HAVE A CORN.

YOU READY TO GET GOING? STAFF? ARE WE, UH, READY TO ROLL? YES, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

WE'RE READY.

AND CHAMBERS, I'M SORRY.

WE'RE READY.

AND CHAMBERS THAT WE CAN'T HEAR YOU.

MY SPEAKERS KIND OF MUFFLED.

I DON'T THINK THAT WAS YOUR ISSUE.

I THINK THAT WAS MINE, BUT I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU SAID AGAIN.

WE'RE READY.

AND CHAMBERS MAYOR REALLY AND CHAMBERS.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

UM, TODAY'S JUNE 7TH, 2021.

THIS IS A SPECIAL CARD COUNCIL MEETING TO LOOK AT, UH, HOMELESSNESS, UH, AND ERP SPENDING RELATED MATTERS.

UH, WE HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT.

WE'RE DOING THIS, UH, VIRTUALLY, UM, IT IS COLLEAGUES TWO OH FIVE.

WE HAVE UP UNTIL SIX HARD STOP.

THEN I BET WE CAN GO TO SIX IF THAT'S THE PLEASURE OF THE COUNCIL.

AND THEN WE CONTINUE, UH,

[1. Discussion on homelessness related issues, including encampments, and potential American Rescue Plan (ARP) spending.]

AS ITEM IS BEFORE, AS OBVIOUSLY POSSIBLE FOR TUESDAY'S WORK SESSION, AS WELL AS SOME ITEMS ON THE AGENDA TO RELATE TO THIS ON THURSDAY AS WELL.

UM, BUT WE SCHEDULED THIS AT THEIR REQUEST TO SEVERAL FOLKS THAT WANTED TO HAVE MORE TIME TO GET MORE INFORMATION.

AND THE LIKE, SO HERE WE ARE MANAGER.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU AND DIANA HAVE A PRESENTATION OR ANYTHING YOU WANT TO PRESENT IT TO THE COUNCIL.

WE DO MAYOR GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

AND, UH, AS WAS INDICATED AT OUR LAST TIME WE GATHERED, UH, THE STAFF DID PUT AN ITEM ON THE AGENDA ON THE AGENDA FOR THIS THURSDAY, FOR YOU TO CONTEMPLATE, UH, LOOKING AT ALLOCATING, UH, THE ARP FUNDS THAT WE'RE GETTING FROM OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

AND SO WE WANTED TO REVIEW THE MEMO THAT ACCOMPANIED THAT ITEM, UH, AND THEN, UH, MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE OPENING IT UP FOR THE CONTINUED DISCUSSION AS THE MAYOR MENTIONED.

UH, BUT WE DO HAVE A PRESENTATION THAT, UH, BRIEFLY HIGHLIGHTS.

SO WHERE WE'VE THEN, UH, WHERE WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW AND THEN, UH, SOME KEY DECISION POINTS FOR THE COUNCIL GOING FORWARD.

SO WITH THAT ALTERNATIVE OVER TO OUR CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AT BENNY NOTE TO START THAT PRESENTATION NOW AT YOU'RE FEELING IT.

OKAY, THERE YOU GO.

YOU'RE GOOD.

UM, I'LL JUST START OFF WITH A HANDFUL OF, UH, BACKGROUND SLIDES BEFORE TURNING IT OVER TO OUR CHIEF ECONOMIC RECOVERY OFFICER, VERONICA TO, UM, WALK YOU THROUGH, UH, STAFF'S PROPOSAL THAT WE'LL BE BRINGING FORWARD TO YOU ON, UM, JUNE 10TH AS THE CITY MANAGER DESCRIBED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

YEAH.

AND GO RIGHT INTO THE NEXT ONE.

SO JUST BY WAY OF BACKGROUND, UM, UM, COUNSEL, UM, ON MARCH 23RD CITY STAFF, UM, PRESENTED AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY FRAMEWORK TO YOU.

UM, WE ALSO PRESENTED ON THAT DAY, UH, AN INITIAL PROPOSAL FOR ALLOCATING OUR ALLOCATION OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUNDING.

UM, THAT SAME WEEK COUNCIL, UM, PUT, UH, ADOPTED A RESOLUTION, UM, UM, ON MARCH 26, 15, YOU ADOPTED THAT RESOLUTION ASKING STAFF TO REVISE THE SPENDING FRAMEWORK THAT WE HAD BROUGHT TO, UM, FORWARD AND TO FOCUS ON FOUR PRIORITY AREAS.

UM, LOOKING FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGES IN EACH OF THOSE AREAS AND THEY WERE HOMELESSNESS EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND WORK PROGRAMS AND FOOD AND HOUSING INSECURITY, UM, UH, STAFF DID THAT WORK.

AND THEN ON MAY 18TH PRESENTED A REVISED AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT SPENDING FRAMEWORK BASED UPON THOSE FOUR PRIORITIES, UM, UM, THAT, THAT SAME WEEK ON MAY 20TH, UH, THERE WAS ANOTHER COUNCIL RESOLUTION DIRECTING, UH, THE CITY MANAGER TO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO STABILIZE THE AUSTIN CULTURAL ARTS AND MUSIC COMMUNITIES WITH, UH, FUNDING OF UP TO $25 MILLION.

UM, UH, AS MENTIONED ON JUNE 10TH, THIS THURSDAY, WE HAVE SEVERAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA RELATED TO ARP, A FUNDING ITEM, 77 AND 78, OUR STAFF ITEMS, UM, TO APPROVE OUR SPENDING FRAMEWORK, UM, FOR THE HRPA FUNDS, UM, AND ALSO TO, UM, APPROPRIATE THE REMAINING, UM, PORTION OF THE

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FIRST YEAR OF FUNDING.

UH, YOU'LL RECALL THAT THE AI RPA FUNDS ARE SPREAD ACROSS TWO FISCAL YEARS.

YOU'VE ALREADY TAKEN ACTION TO APPROVE A $44.3 MILLION FOR, UH, UH, IMMEDIATE PUBLIC HEALTH NEEDS AND ANOTHER $500,000 FOR, UM, UM, STAFF TO, UM, UM, UM, HELP THE COMMUNITY, UM, ACCESS OTHER FEDERAL FUNDS THAT ARE AVAILABLE.

UM, AND THIS ACTION WOULD APPROPRIATE THE REMAINDER OF THE FIRST YEAR FUNDING FROM THE ARP FUNDS.

UH, AGAIN, THOSE ITEMS ARE ON YOUR AGENDA FOR THURSDAY ITEM AT 92 IS AN ITEM FROM COUNCIL, UH, DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO ALLOCATE $2 MILLION OF THE HRPA FUNDS TO NON-PROFIT RELIEF GRANT PROGRAMS. UM, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING AUSTIN AS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN ARTS AND CULTURE, WE COULD GO ON I'M SORRY.

CTM, COULD YOU MOVE A ADVANCE US? I THINK, YEAH, THAT'S THE SLIDE I WAS JUST SPEAKING TO, LET'S GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, ONE OF THE ACTIONS ASKED FOR IN, UM, AN EARLY COUNCIL RESOLUTION, THE RESOLUTION, UH, ONE 11, UM, FROM THE, UM, MARCH 25TH AGENDA DIRECTED US TO WORK WITH OUR REGIONAL PARTNERS.

UH, CITY STAFF CONTINUED TO DO THAT.

WE'VE HAD SEVERAL MEETINGS WITH AUSTIN, TRAVIS COUNTY, AND WE'VE ALSO HAD, UH, VARIOUS MEETINGS WITH OTHER CENTRAL TEXAS JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING THE SUMMIT TO ADDRESS UNSHELTERED HOMELESSNESS.

UH, WE HAD A ROUND TABLE CONVERSATION WITH, UH, THE COUNTY, TRAVIS COUNTY AND CENTRAL TEXAS CITIES, A COUPLE OF THOSE, UM, AND WE'VE HAD SPECIAL CALLED JOINT MEETINGS WITH, UH, BETWEEN THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT.

OUR NEXT MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 25TH, 2021 WITH LOCAL JURISDICTIONS.

YOU CAN MOVE ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THEN SPEAKING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR HRPA, UM, FUNDS.

WE RECEIVED A TOTAL OF $188.5 MILLION, UH, FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OR THESE RESOURCES.

AGAIN, THAT FUNDING COMES IN TWO TRENCHES.

UH, THE FIRST TRAUNCH WE'VE RECEIVED AND MAY OF 2021, AND WE'LL GET THE NEXT ALLOCATION IN MAY OF 2022, UM, EACH TRAUNCH, 50% OF THE TOTAL.

UM, I WON'T GO THROUGH THE WHOLE LIST, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE, UM, HIGH LEVEL ELIGIBLE USES OF FUNDING.

UM, A LOT OF THE SAME TYPES OF THINGS THAT THE CARES ACT FUNDING WAS ALLOWED FOR, UH, SUPPORTING PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE, AS WELL AS ECONOMIC RECOVERY FROM, UH, THE BUSINESS IMPACTS AND, UH, UM, IMPACTS ON INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY THE PANDEMIC.

UM, ONE NEW FACTOR FOR THE AI RPA IS THE ABILITY TO REPLACE LOST PUBLIC SECTOR REVENUE, WHICH WAS NOT ALLOWED UNDER THE CARES ACT FUNDING AND GO ONTO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS JUST GIVES YOU A SUMMARY OF THE, UH, FISCAL YEAR 21, A RPA LOCATION OF 94.2 MILLION.

I MENTIONED EARLIER THE, UH, THE 44.3 MILLION FOR, UM, THE IMMEDIATE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES THAT ARE NEEDED STILL RELATED TO THE COVID-19 RESPONSE, AS WELL AS $500,000 FOR, UH, THE NAVIGATOR PROGRAM THAT RELIEVES $49.4 MILLION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 21 AMOUNT TO STILL BE ALLOCATED LOOKING AT FISCAL YEAR 21 AND 22, THERE'S A TOTAL OF $143.6 MILLION OF FUNDS TO BE ALLOCATED.

AND IT'S THAT 143.6 MILLION, THE TOTAL AMOUNT WE HAVE REMAINING OF OUR HRPA ALLOCATION, THAT DIRECTOR IS GOING TO BE SPEAKING TO NEXT.

LET'S GO ONTO THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, NOT INCLUDED IN, IN THE AMOUNTS I'VE TALKED ABOUT SO FAR IS AN ADDITIONAL $22 MILLION FOR EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

UM, WE WILL BE RECEIVING THOSE FUNDS IN FISCAL YEAR 21.

WE HAVEN'T RECEIVED THEM YET, BUT WE DO EXPECT TO RECEIVE THEM.

UM, UM, SOMETIME LATER THIS MONTH AND $11 MILLION, UM, IN FUNDING FOR, UM, FOR ASSISTANCE FOR RESIDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS.

AGAIN, THOSE ARE, UH, SEPARATE ALLOCATIONS OVER AND ABOVE THE $188.5 MILLION THAT THE CITY RECEIVED.

SO WE CAN GO ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

AND, UM, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO DIRECT TO DIRECTOR TO WALK US THROUGH, UM, UM, OUR PRIORITY INVESTMENT AREAS.

GOOD AFTERNOON, COUNSEL.

SO STARTING WITH A, A BACKDROP OF THE PRIORITY AREAS, UH, COUNCIL, AS ED HAD MENTIONED IDENTIFIED FOUR MAIN PRIORITY AREAS, UM, IN REGARDS TO HOW WE ALLOCATE THE REMAINING FUNDS FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY, THOSE FOUR AREAS WERE HOMELESSNESS,

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EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, OUR JOBS FOR WORKING CLASS AUSTINITES FOOD INSECURITY, AS WELL AS ANY IMMEDIATE RELIEF NEEDS AND PUBLIC HEALTH EXPENSES.

AS, AS YOU RECALL, WE, UH, WENT FORWARD AND MET WITH DIFFERENT EXPERTS IN THESE AREAS AND ASKED THEM TO IDENTIFY WHAT THAT TOLL INVESTMENT WOULD LOOK LIKE FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE IN THESE AREAS AND THAT TOTAL INVESTMENT, IF WE COULD SOLVE, UH, OUR WORK TOWARDS THE IDEAL, UH, RESULT WOULD CAME TO A TOTAL OF $732 MILLION.

NEXT SLIDE.

WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH A LITTLE BIT OF EACH OF THESE PRIORITY AREAS AND MORE DETAILS.

UM, WE'LL START WITH HOMELESSNESS AND I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO DIRECTOR GRAY.

UH, WHO'S GOING TO WALK THROUGH THESE SLIDE, DIANA COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THIS IS, UM, ESSENTIALLY THIS, THAT SLIDE THAT WE LOOKED AT LAST WEEK ON THURSDAY.

AND, UM, AND AS A SUMMARY OF THE OVERALL INTENDED USES OF FUNDS UNDER, UH, THE SUMMIT TO ADDRESS UNSHELTERED HOMELESSNESS.

AND SO, UH, AS YOU SEE HERE, THE TOTAL FOR THAT EFFORT OVERALL, UH, PROJECTED COST IS JUST OVER 515 MILLION, UM, WITH ABOUT 222 MILLION THAT WE BELIEVE ARE COMMITTED OR ANTICIPATED, UM, TO DATE FOR A GAP OF 293 MILLION.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO BRIEFLY, UH, GO LINE BY LINE HERE TO SPEAK TO THE TYPES OF EXPENDITURES THAT WE WOULD EXPECT TO SEE IN EACH OF THESE FIVE CATEGORIES.

AND THEN, UH, UH, KIND OF ANSWER QUESTIONS, UH, EITHER NOW, OR PERHAPS WHEN MY DIRECTOR HAS COMPLETED THE PRESENTATION.

SO IN CRISIS SERVICES AT WE HAVE HERE OUTREACH AND DIVERSION, DIVERSION BEING A VERY LIGHT TOUCH ASSISTANCE TO HELP PEOPLE FROM FALLING INTO HOMELESSNESS, REALLY WHEN THEY ARE, UM, ESSENTIALLY AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE SYSTEM AND OUTREACH TO THOSE UNSHELTERED INDIVIDUALS, UM, TO HELP THEM, UH, CONNECT TO SERVICES, UH, AND TO HOUSING RESOURCES THAT HAVE BEEN DEDICATED TO THEM, YOU WILL KNOW THAT THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE AT THIS TIME, UH, ADDITIONAL SHELTER FOR, UH, DOLLARS FOR DESIGNATED ENCAMPMENTS.

UH, WE KNOW THAT THAT IS A PRIORITY OF OUR COUNCIL, UM, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THAT COMMUNITY, BUT IT IS NOT PART OF THIS PARTICULAR BUDGET.

THE SECOND, UH, LINE ITEM FOR A TOTAL OF 203 MILLION ARE REALLY THE MEAT AND POTATOES OF OUR WORK, UH, IN REHOUSING PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS.

AND SO THAT IS RAPID REHOUSING, WHICH IS THE SORT OF MEDIUM TERM, UH, HOUSING ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES.

USUALLY UP TO TWO YEARS, PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, WHICH IS THAT A LONGER TERM, NON TIME LIMITED ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES AND WHO HAVE BEEN CHRONICALLY HOMELESS OR HOMELESS OVER MANY YEARS, AS WELL AS TARGETED PREVENTION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN HOMELESS PREVIOUSLY IN ORDER TO MAKE THOSE SERVICES MORE EFFECTIVE.

WE'RE ALSO PROPOSING FUNDING SERVICES IN SEVERAL KEY AREAS, UH, THAT REALLY DO, UM, SERVE TO HELP PEOPLE STABILIZE US ONCE THEY ARE IN HOUSING AND THEN A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER SERVICES, EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, INCLUDING SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT AND ASSISTANCE, UH, IN ENROLLING IN BENEFITS, UH, ACQUIRING A DISABILITY DESIGNATION IF APPROPRIATE, ET CETERA.

AND AS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE SUMMIT AND OUR GOALS, IT IS NOT ONLY, UH, TO SERVE MORE PEOPLE, BUT TO BUILD A SYSTEM THAT IS MORE EFFECTIVE AND MORE EFFICIENT AND HAS MORE CAPACITY TO RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO THE CHALLENGES IN FRONT OF US.

TO THAT END, WE ARE RECOMMENDING FUNDING FOR, UH, WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, UH, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THROUGH THIS EFFORT, WE WILL NEED TO, UM, SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE THE NUMBER OF STAFF, UH, WORKING AT A SERVICE PROVIDING AGENCIES, UH, THAT WE ALSO WANT TO DO SOME OVERALL ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WITH THOSE ORGANIZATIONS WHO MAY NOT HAVE BEEN DEEPLY INVOLVED IN THIS WORK.

UM, AT THIS LEVEL PREVIOUSLY, I PARTICULARLY WITH AN EYE TO IMPROVING OUR EQUITY, UH, UH, OUTCOMES AND REPRESENTATION IN THE FIELD, UH, AND THEN THAT THERE WOULD ALSO BE SOMEBODY FOR DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS AND PLANNING AND SYSTEM MANAGEMENT.

FINALLY, UH, THE $275 MILLION THAT YOU SEE HERE IS CAPITAL INVESTMENT.

AND I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS IS, UH, MORE THAN HALF OF THE TOTAL 515 MILLION, BUT OF COURSE THE BENEFITS OF THOSE HAVE $275 MILLION, UH, WOULD BE REALIZED OVER THE 20 YEARS PLUS OF, UH, ANY

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UNITS THAT WE CREATE, UH, THROUGH THE INITIATIVE.

I WILL PAUSE THERE AND TURN IT BACK OVER TO JENNIFER YOU.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

NEXT AREA OF THE, UH, THE NEXT PRIORITY AREA TO FOCUS ON IS EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE.

THIS TOTAL REQUEST CAME AT 18.7 MILLION, AND THESE REQUESTS ARE BROKEN OUT ON THE SLIDE.

SO THE SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED BY THIS INVESTMENT INCLUDE ADDITIONAL CHILDCARE FUNDING TO ADDRESS FAMILIES CHANGES AND APPOINTMENT STATUS AT $6 MILLION SUSTAIN AND SKILL INNOVATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE TO INCREASE ACCESS TO QUALITY CHILDCARE AT $2.2 MILLION PLAN AND IMPLEMENT SOLUTIONS FOR IDENTIFY GAPS IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING, AND THAT IS AT $2.5 MILLION STABILIZE THE CHILDCARE WORKFORCE AT $1 MILLION NAVIGATION WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IN SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN AT $1.7 MILLION STABILIZED SUPPORT TO YOUNG CHILDREN OUTSIDE OF FULL-TIME CARE AT $0.3 MILLION.

THERE IS ALSO A REQUEST FOR EXPANDING ACCESS TO PUBLIC PRE-K WITH SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING AT $1.5 MILLION, AS WELL AS EXPANDING THE FAMILY CONNECT PROGRAM BY 2001ST FOUR YEAR EVALUATION AT $3.5 MILLION.

THIS BRINGS THE GRAND TOTAL TO $18.7 MILLION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE NEXT PRIORITY AREA IS JOBS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

UH, WE, IN OUR CONVERSATIONS WITH WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS LIKE CAPITAL AREA, THE REQUEST WAS FOR AN ADDITIONAL 25 MILLION TO, UH, WORK NOW, WHICH IS THE PROGRAM THAT THEY HAVE UNDERWAY AT THIS TIME AND, AND, UH, PROVIDING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL AS $2 MILLION FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR ACADEMY, WHICH WOULD BE A, AN ACADEMY THAT WORKS SPECIFICALLY AT TRAINING OR DEVELOPING WORKFORCE WITHIN, UH, PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS.

NEXT SLIDE, THE AREA OF FOOD INSECURITY TOTALS $103.6 MILLION.

AND THESE ARE BROKEN INTO A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING THE RESPONSE TO THE ONGOING FOOD ACCESS NEEDS AT $16 MILLION, PREPARING FOR FOOD ACCESS NEEDS IN ADVANCE OF FUTURE DISASTERS AND DISRUPTIONS AT $5.1 MILLION PLANNING FOR A MORE EQUITABLE AND RESILIENT REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEM AT $2 MILLION, INVESTING THE FOOD IN THE FOOD SYSTEM IN WAYS THAT INCREASE FOOD, ACCESS COMMUNITY RESILIENCY AND EQUITABLE PROSPERITY AT $67 MILLION STRENGTHEN THE POWER OF INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS TO PURCHASE FOOD AT $13.5 MILLION.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND THEN THE ADDITIONAL IMMEDIATE RELIEF NEEDS CATEGORY, UH, AT $68.5 MILLION.

THERE IS THE, UH, REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE, UH, TO PROVIDE A HEALTH CENTER IN QUALITY PARK AT $1.5 MILLION, UH, FULLY FUNDING, OUR HOTEL OCCUPANCY PROGRAMS, OUR CULTURAL ARTS FUND HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND, AND LIKE MUSIC FUND THAT WOULD REQUIRE $20 MILLION FINANCIAL RELIEF TO INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.

SO RISE AND OR RENTAL PROGRAM SIMILAR TO THOSE AT $20 MILLION AND ASSISTANCE TO BUSINESSES AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AT $27 MILLION.

NEXT SLIDE.

NOW I'M GOING TO TRANSITION, TRANSITIONING TO STAFF'S RECOMMENDATIONS.

AND THIS IS THE INFORMATION THAT WAS PRESENTED, UM, AT YOUR MAY COUNCIL MEETING.

SO THE TOTAL AMOUNT WITH 140.3, 143.6 MILLION, AND THIS, THIS, UH, CHART SHOWS THE STAFF HAS RECOMMENDED THAT WE APPLY THESE FUNDS NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

AND HERE'S THE AMOUNT BROKEN DOWN BY FISCAL YEAR AND BY AMOUNTS PER CATEGORY.

SO FOR HOMELESSNESS, UM, THAT WOULD BE A 22.4 MILLION IN 2021 AND 61.6 MILLION IN 2022 OR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF 84 MILLION FOR EMERGENCY SHELTER AND CAPACITY BUILDING.

WE RECOMMEND 4.2 MILLION, UM, IN THE FIRST FISCAL YEAR.

AND THAT BEING THE TOTAL AMOUNT EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE, WE RECOMMENDED A TOTAL OF 7.5 MILLION, 1.3 MILLION AND FISCAL YEAR 21 AND 6.2 MILLION AND FISCAL YEAR 22 JOBS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

WE RECOMMEND $8 MILLION FOOD INSECURITY.

WE RECOMMEND $2 MILLION IN FISCAL YEAR, 21 AND $1 MILLION AND 22 LET'S TOTAL 3 MILLION.

THE COLONY PARK SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER WOULD BE 1.5 MILLION IN 2021 CULTURAL HISTORIC AND MUSIC PROGRAMS. WE RECOMMEND A 10 MILLION TO

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FUND THE FULL 20 MILLION WITH 10 MILLION FROM EACH FISCAL YEAR.

UH, AND WE WOULD RECOMMEND THAT, UH, 8.8 0.8 MILLION BEING ALLOCATED TOWARDS BRENTON RISE, WHICH, UH, LEAVES, UH, UH, 14.6 MILLION IN CONTINGENCY.

UM, THIS COULD BE USED, UH, FUNDING FOR AN ANTICIPATED HEALTH NEEDS, UH, OR, UH, OTHER COUNCIL PRIORITIES.

AND IT'S LIKE, SO LOOKING AT, UM, THESE ACTUALLY, I'M GONNA TURN THIS BY, AND IF YOU DON'T MIND TAKING THIS SLIDE, I'M GONNA PASS IT ON TO YOU.

THANK YOU.

SO, AS WE LOOKED AT THE, UM, THE POTENTIAL DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS, UH, OVER FISCAL YEAR OF 21 AND 22, UH, WHAT YOU SEE HERE IS, UM, A CONCENTRATION ON SOME OF THE CORE HOUSING, UH, PROGRAMS, A BIT OF CAPITAL DOLLARS, AND THEN, UH, IN PARTICULAR, THE SYSTEM CAPACITY BUILDING, SO THAT WE WOULD BEGIN TO WORK WITH OUR PROVIDERS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY MAY NEED TO SCALE UP, TO BEGIN BUILDING A SYSTEM THAT WILL HELP THEM ATTRACT AND KEEP AND TRAIN, UH, THE PROFESSIONALS THAT THEY NEED TO DO THE WORK, UH, AND TO, UH, SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF THE SYSTEM OVERALL.

SO IN FISCAL YEAR 21, WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT A TOTAL OF 21.9 MILLION, UH, WITH THE BALANCE COMING IN FISCAL YEAR 22, UH, DIVERSION AND OUTREACH, UH, IS A RELATIVELY SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY.

UM, AND THEN WE WOULD, UH, COME IN BEHIND THAT ALSO WITH SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL SERVICES.

REMEMBER, OF COURSE, THAT THE ASSUMPTION HERE IS THAT SUBSTANTIAL FUNDS ARE COMING IN ON THE PART OF OUR PARTNERS AS WELL.

UM, THE COUNCIL HAS SPOKEN IN PARTICULAR, UH, TO A DESIRE TO PARTNER WITH THE COUNTY, UH, THROUGH THE USE OF THEIR ARP FUNDS, AS WELL AS WITH, UH, PHILANTHROPY.

AND SO THERE WOULD BE SOME FLEXIBILITY IN TERMS OF, UM, HOW MUCH, UH, ENDED UP IN EACH OF THESE BUCKETS, BUT WE BELIEVE THAT THE AMOUNTS THAT ARE SHOWING IN FISCAL YEAR 21 SET US ON THE BEST COURSE, UH, TOWARD BUILDING, UH, TOWARD SUCCESS OVER THE COURSE OF THE THREE-YEAR .

WE CAN GO AHEAD ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE AND I'LL HAND IT BACK OVER TO RONICA, OR I WILL SPEAK TO THIS SLIDE, PERHAPS.

SO IN ADDITION, WE SPOKE LAST WEEK ABOUT, UH, OUTSIDE OF THE $84 MILLION CONTEMPLATED TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE SUMMIT, UH, ADDRESSING THE IMMEDIATE NEEDS AROUND CREATING ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY SHELTER CAPACITY AND, OR DESIGNATED ENCAMPMENTS, UH, PARTICULARLY, UH, IN THE FACE OF OUR ONGOING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CAMPING ORDINANCE.

UM, AS WELL AS AN EARLY INVESTMENT IN, UH, IN SOME OF THE CAPACITY BUILDING WE ALREADY SPOKE TO.

SO THE, THIS IS A $4.2 MILLION, UH, RECOMMENDATION, UM, THAT WOULD BE COMING TO COUNCIL APART FROM THE $84 MILLION THAT WE PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED.

NOW I WILL PASS IT TO RON.

THANK YOU, DIANA.

I CAN MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

UH, AND LOOKING AT THESE FOR THE REMAINING, UH, PRIORITY AREAS, HOW THE FUNDS COULD BE REFERRED TO AND DALE, UH, IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE, THE RECOMMENDATION OF 7.5 MILLION, UM, 1.5 OF THAT CORPORATE TOWARDS ADDITIONAL CHILDCARE FUNDING TO ADDRESS FAMILIES CHANGES IN EMPLOYMENT STATUS.

1.73 COULD BE RECOMMENDED, OR IT COULD GO TOWARDS SUSTAINING AND SCALING INNOVATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE 0.87 WOULD BE, UH, ALLOCATED TOWARDS PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING SOLUTIONS FOR IDENTIFIED GAPS.

HALF-A-MILLION COULD BE ALLOCATED TOWARDS STABILIZING THE CHILDCARE WORKFORCE.

AND 2.9 MILLION COULD BE, UH, FOR TOWARDS STABILIZING, UH, SUPPORT TO YOUNG CHILDREN OUTSIDE OF FULL-TIME CARE.

NEXT SLIDE, IN REGARDS TO, UH, UH, JOBS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, 8 MILLION, UH, THAT WE RECOMMEND ALLOCATING TOWARDS THIS PRIORITY AREA COULD BE WORK, COULD BE, UH, APPLIED TO WORDS FOR NOW.

THIS IS THE PROGRAM THAT THE CITY AND THE COUNTY HAVE ALREADY SUPPORTED, UH, DURING THE PANDEMIC.

AND, UH, THE WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS IS PREPARED TO SCALE UP

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AS NECESSARY.

EXCELLENT.

IN REGARDS TO FOOD STUDENT SECURITY, $2 MILLION COULD BE ALLOCATED TOWARDS EMERGENCY FEEDING PROGRAMS, $5 MILLION, I'M SORRY, HALF A MILLION DOLLARS COULD BE RECOMMENDED TOWARDS DEVELOPING A FOOD SYSTEM PLAN AND HALF A MILLION DOLLARS TOWARDS THE SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT OF NON-PROFIT AND COOPERATIVELY OWNED GROCERY STORES.

NEXT SLIDE, IN REGARDS TO THE, UH, IMMEDIATE RELIEF NEEDS, 1.5 COULD GROW TOWARDS CALLING PARKS 20 MILLION TOWARDS THE CULTURAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND MUSIC PROGRAMS, AND, UH, 0.8 MILLION TOWARDS FINANCIAL RELIEF FOR INDIVIDUALS IN HOUSEHOLDS FOR A TOTAL OF 22.3 MILLION NEXT SLIDE.

AND THAT CONCLUDES OUR PRESENTATION.

WE'RE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND, UM, AND THIS IS SPECIAL IN THE BEST.

IS THERE A PERSON ON THE, UH, ENCAMPMENT, UH, QUESTION TOO? I DON'T WANT TO JUMP THROUGH, I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF THERE'S ANOTHER PRESENTATION.

NO, THERE'S THERE'S, BUT WE'RE HAPPY TO BRING UP, UH, THE PREVIOUS PRESENTATION AS APPROPRIATE.

OKAY.

LET'S GET THE COW TROLLEYS, GIVE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO SPEAK, GREG, YOU WANT TO GO, AND THEN THEY END ACCIDENTS AND IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS GOING TO HOP IN IS ACTUALLY GOING TO MESS UP JUST REALLY QUICK.

I JUST WANTED TO MENTION, IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN, THERE IS A LOT OF BACKUP THAT WE POSTED FOR THIS ITEM AND IT WAS ADDED FAIRLY LATE, BUT WE WERE BUSILY COMPILING IT OVER THE WEEKEND, BUT PRETTY MUCH PREVIOUS RESOLUTIONS FROM COUNCIL MEMOS AND REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS FROM STAFF THAT VARIOUS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WE'VE HAD ON THIS TOPIC OVER THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS, UM, PROPOSALS FROM OUR PARTNER AGENCIES, WE'VE LOADED THAT ALL INTO THE BACKUP.

I DID WANT TO HIGHLIGHT BECAUSE SEVERAL COUNCIL MEMBERS HAD ASKED FOR THE INITIAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY FRAMEWORK THAT STAFF HAD PROPOSED BACK IN MARCH, AS WELL AS THE INITIAL, UM, UM, STAFF PROPOSAL FOR ALLOCATING THE HRPA FUNDS, ALL THAT, THOSE, THOSE ITEMS ARE PART OF THE BACKUP.

UM, AND THEN WE HAD A SPECIFIC REQUEST FROM COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO ABOUT, UM, OTHER FUNDING SOURCES SUCH AS THE WALNUT CREEK TEACHERS.

AND WE HAD, WE HAD PROVIDED, UM, BUDGET QUESTION RESPONSES AND MEMORANDUMS IN THE PAST ON THAT.

SO WE'VE INCLUDED, UM, THOSE TWO ITEMS AS WELL IN YOUR BACKUP.

SO JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THERE'S A LOT OF BACKUP INFORMATION, NOT TRYING TO OVERWHELM YOU, BUT JUST TRYING TO PULL ALL THE DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS WE HAVE TOGETHER UNDER ONE UMBRELLA FOR, FOR YOU.

THANK YOU, GREG.

BEFORE I GO INTO MY QUESTION, I DO WANT TO THANK THE STAFF, UM, UH, AND, AND VERONICA AND DIANA FOR ON THIS FRONT, BUT I KNOW YOU HAVE A LOT OF STAFF IN THE BACKGROUND THAT HAVE, UH, WORKED IN MARCH TO PUT TOGETHER THAT FIRST RECOMMENDATION.

AND THEN WE DISCUSSED THE RESILIENT ACX I FORGET IF THAT WAS IN MARCH OR APRIL, AND THEN COMING BACK, PUTTING TOGETHER ANOTHER SET OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MAY.

UH, AND THEN THE LATEST SET OF WORK IN JUNE.

I JUST KNOW THAT IT'S A LOT OF WORK, UM, ON AN IMPORTANT TOPIC.

SO I JUST WANT TO THANK ALL THE STUFF THAT HAD BEEN, UH, WORKING ON THIS, TRYING TO GET TO A PLACE WHERE COUNCIL CAN, CAN FEEL CONFIDENT MOVING FORWARD.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR THAT.

UM, MY QUESTION TO YOU, UH, VERONICA IS ABOUT THAT FIRST MARCH RECOMMENDATION.

WHEN YOU FIRST LAID OUT TO US, UH, THE, THE AMOUNT OF DOLLARS THAT WE SHOULD BE WORKING WITH TO ADDRESS, UH, RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY MOVING FORWARD, YOU INCLUDED, UM, GOING INTO RESERVES, UH, NOT USING TONS OF OUR RESERVES, BUT USING THE AMOUNT OF RESERVES THAT WE HAD ABOVE THE 12% POLICY.

SO I KNOW THAT COUNCIL IS WRESTLING WITH, ON WHAT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH HERE.

IS IT STILL YOUR RECOMMENDATION THAT WE USE SOME AMOUNT OF RESERVES? UM, AS LONG AS WE STAY ABOVE, STAY WITHIN POLICY, ONLY USE THE RESERVES THAT ARE ABOVE THAT PERCENTAGE.

AND THIS IS ED AGAIN, I KNOW THAT WAS DIRECTED TO VERONICA, BUT I'D LIKE TO CHIME IN ON THAT BECAUSE I THINK THAT THE INITIAL FRAMEWORK CAME FROM, UM, OUR INTERIM BUDGET OFFICER AT THE TIME DIANE SILER, UM, WHICH WAS TO INCLUDE RESERVES AS PART OF A BROADER, UM, UM, KIND OF LIKE A COVID SPENDING FRAMEWORK, PART TWO.

UM, THAT WAS BACK IN MARCH, WE WERE COMPILING THAT IN FEBRUARY.

UM, AND THAT WAS OUR, OUR APPROACH AT THE TIME WAS TO INCLUDE A FRAMEWORK PRESENTED A FRAMEWORK, THE COUNCIL THAT INCLUDED THE FEDERAL FUNDS AS WELL AS LOCAL FUNDS, BECAUSE THAT PROVIDED THE MOST FLEXIBILITY FOR ADDRESSING THE COMMUNITY'S NEEDS.

UM, WHERE WE ARE TODAY IN JUNE, ROUGHLY A MONTH

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AHEAD OF, UM, THE CITY MANAGER PRESENTING A BUDGET, A BUDGET PROPOSAL TO YOU, AND GIVEN WHERE WE CURRENTLY ARE WITH THE, THE TRAJECTORY OF THE PANDEMIC AND A VACCINE BEING OUT THERE.

AND, UM, IT SEEMS LIKE, UH, FINGERS CROSSED THAT WE'RE IN THE, THE WANING MONTHS AND WEEKS OF THE, OF THE PANDEMIC, OUR RECOMMENDATION TO YOU WOULD BE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT ALLOCATING RESERVES TO BE PART OF YOUR BROADER BUDGET CONVERSATION.

THAT'S, UM, COMING UP IN, IN JULY, UM, WHEN YOU'LL HAVE THE BENEFIT OF, OF ALL THOSE DIFFERENT MOVING PIECES ON THE BUDGET, WHICH CONTINUE TO MOVE AROUND IN DIFFERENT COMPETING PRIORITIES TO, UM, TO THE EXTENT THERE WAS A NEED AND A DESIRE TO ALLOCATE RESERVES, UM, TO, TO WAIT FOR THAT, TO BE PART OF THAT BUDGET CONVERSATION AND KEEP THAT CONVERSATION THIS WEEK FOCUSED ON A RPA WOULD BE OUR RECOMMENDATION.

OKAY, WELL THEN I THINK THE, THE, THE CHALLENGE THAT THAT IMMEDIATELY BRINGS FORWARD IS THAT THE STAFF RECOMMENDED IN MARCH A CERTAIN AMOUNT ON HOMELESSNESS, A CERTAIN AMOUNT ON CHILDCARE, A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF WORKFORCE AND, AND FOR AN INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE RIDES AND RENT.

AND THOSE WERE NOT ONLY BALANCED WITH OUR, WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT RESERVES.

UM, AND I THINK PART OF THE CONVERSATION WE SHOULD HAVE TODAY IS WE THEN PASS THE RESILIENCE ATX RESOLUTION ASKING FOR AN INCREASE IN EACH OF THOSE AREAS.

AND, UH, STAFF'S LATEST RECOMMENDATION INCREASES EACH OF THOSE AREAS, BUT THEN DROPS THE, UH, DIRECT ASSISTANCE AND HOUSING DOLLARS BY LIKE 95% FROM 20 MILLION TO LESS THAN 1 MILLION.

UM, AND SO I THINK THAT THAT COULD BE FIXED, UM, AND WE CAN HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR ALL OF THESE THINGS IF WE ENGAGE THE CONVERSATION ON RESERVES NOW.

UM, UM, BUT OTHERWISE WE WILL HAVE PASSED A RESOLUTION ASKING FOR AN INCREASE IN CHILDCARE, FOOD, HOMELESSNESS, WORKFORCE, AND HOUSING, AND HAVE DONE ALL OF THOSE EXCEPTED DROPPED.

ONE OF THEM THAT I THINK IS STILL A CRITICAL NEED.

SO I AM INTERESTED AS THE CONVERSATION EVOLVES FOR US TO FIND OUT HOW WE DON'T.

UM, SO DRASTICALLY DROPPED THAT, UH, THAT NUMBER.

UM, AND WE COULD TALK ABOUT IT IN RESERVES WHERE WE COULD TALK ABOUT IT.

SOME, UH, SOME OTHER WAY I AM OPEN AND INTERESTED IN WHETHER WE TALK ABOUT, UM, SETTING THAT MONEY ASIDE AND THEN FINDING A WAY AND THE BUDGET FOR US, IF IT'S ACTUALLY NOT AS NEEDED AS WE THOUGHT FOR US TO WASH THAT BACK IN.

AND I'VE BEEN TALKING WITH COUNCIL MEMBER AT NVIDIA ABOUT A WAY TO FIGURE OUT, UM, HOW WE CAN BRIDGE OUR BRIDGE OR POT THERE, BUT ASKED THAT QUESTION COLLEAGUES, BECAUSE IT WOULD BE USEFUL TO KNOW WHAT OUR STARTING NUMBER IS.

I DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE US TOO FAR DOWN A RABBIT HOLE, BUT IT IS IF WE ARE TALKING ABOUT JUST THE FEDERAL DOLLARS OR WHETHER WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE FEDERAL DOLLARS, PLUS SOME AMOUNT OF RESERVE, I THINK WILL SHIFT THE AMOUNT WE HAVE TO WORK WITH, UH, THIS WEEK.

AND SO I KNOW THAT THAT'S, ED'S RECOMMENDATION VERONICA.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF YOU WANTED TO CHIME IN, UM, UM, FROM, FROM YOUR OFFICE ASIDE, IF THERE WAS ANYTHING I MISSED, I WOULD JUST ADD THAT I, YOU KNOW, WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH ED AND HIS TEAM ON THESE RECOMMENDATIONS.

UM, CERTAINLY WE'RE SEEING THAT THERE'S GREAT NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND WE'RE CERTAINLY HAPPY TO WORK TO, UH, PRIORITIZE THOSE NEEDS AND ALLOCATE THE DOLLARS ARE THEY'RE IDENTIFIED.

YEAH.

UM, I WANTED TO, UM, ASK, UM, DIANA, UH, TO SPEAK TO NEXT STEPS IN THE PROCESS AND PERHAPS, UM, AND VERONICA NEED TO ALSO, BUT, UM, WHAT WE'RE TALKING, WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY IS SIMILAR TO WHAT WE DID WITH CARES, WHICH WAS, UM, APPROVAL OF OUR INTENT TO USE DOLLARS WITHIN CERTAIN BUCKETS.

UM, AND THAT THERE ARE LATER STEPS IN THE PROCESS IN TERMS OF THE SPECIFICS, UH, ABOUT, UM, YOU KNOW, APPROVING CONTRACTS AND OTHER ASPECTS OF THE, UH, SPECIFICS.

SO, UM, SO FOR EXAMPLE, WE WILL, SO NOW I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT HOMELESS IN PARTICULAR BECAUSE I'M HEARING THAT ISSUE.

UH, MOST RELATED TO THAT, I THINK THE ISSUE APPLIES TO EVERYTHING THOUGH, BECAUSE THE WAY WE'VE TYPICALLY DONE THINGS IS DESIGNATED A POT OF MONEY WITHOUT KNOWING ALL OF THE DETAILS, BUT HAVING THOSE DETAILS COME BACK TO US, WHICH FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, IS APPROPRIATE A WAY TO DO THAT BECAUSE WE'RE NOT ACTUALLY WRITING CHECKS TODAY.

WE DON'T DO THAT UNTIL WE, UH, APPROVE CONTRACTS.

SO, UH, WITH REGARD TO, UM, UH, THE DOLLARS, UM, PROPOSED TO, UH, ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS, UH, FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, WHAT'S IMPORTANT ABOUT THAT AS WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON DETAILS IS OF COURSE, TO IDENTIFY WHERE OTHER FUNDS MIGHT BE AVAILABLE AND TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY ARE, UH, TO

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POTENTIALLY BE ABLE TO, UM, YOU KNOW, REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF ARP FUNDS THAT ARE USED IN THE FUTURE.

UH, BUT WE DON'T KNOW THAT YET, AND WE'RE NOT EXPECTED TO KNOW EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW, BUT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS PART OF OUR CONTINUING DUE DILIGENCE.

THE OTHER THING THAT'S IMPORTANT ABOUT THIS IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY MAKING A SYSTEMIC CHANGE, UH, TO OUR PROCESS FOR HOMELESSNESS.

SO THAT REQUIRES SOME ADDITIONAL LEVEL OF DETAIL AS WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON THIS.

AND THEN OF COURSE, ACCOUNTABILITY FOR RESULTS, WHICH WILL REQUIRE SOME DETAILS ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT ARE WE PAYING FOR AND HOW ARE WE MEASURING RESULTS? SO TO MY MIND, I THINK IT WOULD BE, UM, I HAVE SOME SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT OTHER FUNDS, BUT I'LL HOLD THOSE TILL LATER.

MY QUESTION RIGHT NOW IS TO UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS AT THE POINT AT WHICH WE, YOU KNOW, THIS THURSDAY, HOPEFULLY FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, IF WE APPROVE, UM, THESE BUCKETS OF FUNDING FOR ARPA-E, WHICH INCLUDES HOMELESSNESS, THAT WE WERE PROBING THEM AT A LEVEL, AND THEN WE HAVE A NEXT STEP IN THE PROCESS.

AND TO MY MIND, THE NEXT STEP WITH REGARD TO HOMELESSNESS IS, UH, FOR, FOR YOU, UH, DIANA AND OUR STAFF TO RETURN TO US AND SAY, OKAY, WHERE WERE WE SUCCESSFUL WITH THE COMMUNITY LEVEL OF SUPPORT? WHAT DID WE GET IN TERMS OF COUNTY SUPPORT FOR THE, YOU KNOW, FOR THE LARGER VISION OR SUPPORT, UH, AND SUPPORT FROM PHILANTHROPY, PHILANTHROPY, THAT'S ONE POINT.

AND THE OTHER POINT IS WHAT, WHAT ARE THE DETAILS, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF, UM, OF HOW DOLLARS WILL BE SPENT AND HOW WE WILL MEASURE RESULTS AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

SO TO MY MIND, THAT'S AT LEAST A TWO-STEP PROCESS.

MAYBE IT'S A THREE-STEP PROCESS.

SO DIANA, CAN YOU SPEAK TO IT AS MUCH AS YOU UNDERSTAND AT THIS POINT, WHAT YOU WOULD BE THINKING ABOUT IN TERMS OF A PROCESS FOR BRINGING US ADDITIONAL DETAILS FOR BRINGING US APPROVALS THOSE KINDS OF THINGS LIKE WE'VE DONE WITH CARES, CERTAINLY COUNCIL MEMBER, AND, AND THEN I'D LIKE, UM, UH, AND TO, TO STEP IN AND SPEAK A LITTLE MORE SPECIFICALLY TO PROCESS, UH, LESS I MISTAKE.

SO I THINK THAT, UM, IT'S IMPORTANT, UM, THAT OVER THE WEEKEND AND OVER THE LAST WEEK OR SO, UH, SEVERAL OF THE COUNCIL MEMBER OFFICES HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE COMMUNICATION WITH FOLKS FROM THE SUMMIT, REALLY DIGGING INTO SOME OF THE NUMBERS AND, AND CLARIFYING IN SOME CASES WHAT SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ARE, UM, THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ANSWERED.

SO I THINK WE HAVE INCREASING CLARITY ON THAT FRONT.

WE HAVE MUCH OF THAT INFORMATION AND WE'LL BE PROCEEDING TO PACKAGE THAT UP FOR COUNCIL TO REVIEW AS WE MOVE FORWARD, OF COURSE, WITH A $515 MILLION BUDGET.

UM, THERE IS A LOT OF DETAIL THERE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, AS I HAVE UNDERSTOOD THE MESSAGING, UM, FROM COUNCIL, UH, THERE IS AN INTERESTING MOVING FORWARD, BUT ALSO CERTAINLY A, UM, A REAL VALUE PLACED ON DRAWING OUR PARTNERS IN, AND UN-CLARITY ABOUT HOW THE FUNDS WOULD BE UTILIZED.

AND SO A COUPLE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I WOULD ASSUME COUNCIL MIGHT WANT TO CONTEMPLATE THIS WEEK WOULD BE, UH, HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SAY STAFF, YOU MAKE MOVE FORWARD PLANNING, UM, TO, UH, TO PROCURE FOR CERTAIN SERVICES, UH, OR, UM, YOU KNOW, OR GRANTS, UM, ET CETERA.

UM, AND WHAT ARE THE STOPPING POINTS? HOW MUCH WOULD YOU LIKE THE CITY TO SPEND BEFORE WE HAVE A CHECKPOINT AT WHICH TIME YOU WANT TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE OTHER COMMITMENTS ON THE TABLE, UM, FROM THE PARTNERS.

AND SO WE'RE CERTAINLY HAPPY TO STRUCTURE THAT WITH YOU.

UH, AND THEN OF COURSE, THIS IS A BLENDING PLAN AND ANYTHING THAT WE WOULD DO WOULD NEED TO COME BACK TO COUNCIL AND FOR AUTHORIZATION IN TERMS OF THE NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION OF ANY CONTRACTS.

SO I WILL STOP THERE AND HAND IT OVER TO ED FOR, FOR, UH, TO CLARIFY, UH, ANY CONFUSION I HAVE CREATED.

NO, I THINK THAT WAS GREAT.

I DON'T THINK YOU CREATED ANY CONFUSION.

I WOULD JUST, UM, YOU KNOW, TO SOMEWHAT REPEAT WHAT YOU SAID, THAT JUST MUCH LIKE A BUDGET, OUR BIG BUDGET THAT YOU'RE GOING TO ADOPT AN AUGUST IS, IS A $4 BILLION PLUS SPENDING PLAN.

WE DON'T SPEND ALL THE MONEY DAY ONE.

WE COME BACK TO COUNCIL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WITH CONTRACTS AND ADDITIONAL SPENDING AUTHORITY TO ALLOCATE THE, OR TO, TO SPEND THE MONEY THAT YOU HAVE APPROPRIATED.

AND CERTAINLY, UM, WHAT'S WHAT WILL BE BEFORE YOU THIS WEEK SHOULD BE LOOKED AT THAT IN THE SAME WAY.

IT'S A SPENDING PLAN, OR WE'VE BEEN CALLING IT A FRAMEWORK HERE.

THIS IS, UM, WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO GET FROM COUNCIL IS DIRECTION ON WHAT THE PLAN IS FOR SPENDING THESE FUNDS OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT THREE MONTHS, SIX MONTHS, NINE MONTHS A YEAR, UM, WE CAN BE PURSUING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THOSE PROGRAMS, BUT THERE CERTAINLY WOULD BE ADDITIONAL ACTIONS REQUIRED BY COUNCIL.

WHETHER THAT'S THE ACQUISITION OF PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING UNITS

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CLEARLY WOULD REQUIRE COUNCIL APPROVAL ENTERING INTO CONTRACTS WOULD REQUIRE COUNCIL APPROVAL.

BUT, UM, THIS, THIS IS THE PLAN THAT WE WOULD BE PURSUING IN THE FUTURE.

THIS WOULD, UH, DRIVE THINGS, A COUNCIL WORK THAT STAFF WERE TO BRING BACK TO COUNCIL AGAIN, SAME AS WHAT WE DO IN THE REGULAR BUDGET PROCESS.

I WOULD SAY MAYBE ONE NUANCE EXCEPTION TO THAT IS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE REALLY DO, THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE URGENT, LIKE RIGHT, THE 44.3 MILLION THAT WE CAME BACK TO YOU WITH SEVERAL WEEKS AGO, THAT WAS RELATED TO OUR, TO THE, TO THE PANDEMIC THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH.

AND WE REALLY FELT WE NEEDED THOSE DOLLARS ALLOCATED NOW.

AND I THINK THERE'S PARTS OF THE FUNDING HERE THAT WE REALLY DO NEED NOW SOONER THAN LATER, UM, SPECIFICALLY THE, UH, $4.2 MILLION THAT DIANA TALKED ABOUT FOR THE EXPANSION OF OUR SHELTERING, UM, CAPACITY OR FOR DESIGNATED ENCAMPMENTS AND THE FUNDING FOR THE NAVIGATORS, SO THAT WE CAN HELP OUR COMMUNITY, UM, ACCESS ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THEM AS, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

SO THAT MIGHT BE THE ONLY, YOU KNOW, SLIGHT DIFFERENCES THAT THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE REALLY NEED TO MAKE SURE WE GET FUNDING IN PLACE FOR BEFORE COUNCIL GOES ON BREAK, BUT WE CERTAINLY WOULD, UM, IT'D BE IDEAL IF WE COULD GET, UM, FROM THE COUNCIL, UM, SOME CONSENSUS ABOUT WHAT THE SPENDING PLAN THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE US PROCEED WITH IS FOR THE ENTIRE HRPA THAT WOULD HELP US OUT AS WE START CRAFTING OUR, OUR BUDGET RECOMMENDATION.

OKAY.

SO WHAT I'M HEARING THEN IS THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, THERE MAY BE, YOU KNOW, TOO MANY ITEMS OR THAT WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT, UM, MOVING FORWARD WITH IMMEDIATELY, BUT WITH REGARD TO THE LARGER BUCKET FOR HOMELESSNESS AND OTHER BUCKETS, TOO, WE CAN, AS A COUNCIL, ESTABLISH A TIMELINE, UH, WITH YOU ALL ABOUT WHEN WE WANT CHECKPOINTS ALONG THE WAY.

UM, AND WHAT LEVEL OF DETAIL WITH BLOCK ALONG THE WAY BEFORE WE ACTUALLY SIGN OFF ON EXPENDITURES.

SO WHAT I'M HEARING YOU SAY, DIANE, IS THAT, THAT WE CAN COME BACK WITH THAT, YOU KNOW, WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WHAT OUR THINKING IS AND WHAT WE'D LIKE TO SEE, UM, AND ALSO CERTAINLY, UH, MAKE THAT CONTINGENT UPON, UH, MIGHT THE AMOUNT EVEN CONTINGENT UPON, UH, THE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATING, UM, COUNTY AND PHILANTHROPY.

SO I THINK WE NEED TO GET MORE SPECIFIC IN TERMS OF WHAT WE'D LIKE TO SEE, BUT I'M HEARING THAT AS A, AS A, AS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DONE FROM A PROCESS STANDPOINT.

SO MY OTHER QUESTIONS, BUT I'LL WAIT FOR OTHERS.

I'VE QUESTIONS SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO OTHER FUNDS, YOUR BODY, A CHANCE TO KIND OF TRY TO OPEN KIND OF WHERE THEY'RE, THEY'RE THINKING, AND I'LL GO AROUND AND GIVE EVERYBODY A CHANCE TO DO THAT.

UH, I'M GONNA TAKE THE PREROGATIVE AND, AND, AND SPEAK NEXT.

UM, THE, THE NRP MONEY THAT WE'RE GETTING, UH, THAT CITIES ARE GETTING ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND COUNTIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS PRETTY MUCH, UH, NEVER WAS FORESEEN OPPORTUNITY, UH, TO HAVE THAT MUCH CAPITAL, UH, ABILITY GOING TO CITIES AND COUNTIES AND DIFFERENT CITIES AND COUNTIES.

AS WE TALKED ABOUT WHEN WE DID THE RESILIENCY RESOLUTION, UH, ARE TO TREATING IT DIFFERENTLY.

THERE ARE SOME CITIES AND COUNTIES THAT ARE HAVING TO USE IT TO FILL REVENUE GAPS IN THEIR BUDGETS AND AUSTIN, UH, FOR LOTS OF REASONS, UH, IS NOT IN THE SAME POSITION THAT SOME OF THOSE REALLY PRESSED JURISDICTIONS ARE.

UH, AND, AND THAT GIVES US OPPORTUNITIES THAT THOSE, THOSE KINDS OF JURISDICTIONS DON'T HAVE, WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND THE COUNTRY, THERE ARE CITIES AND COUNTIES SOMETIMES JOINING TOGETHER, UH, TO NOT IN THAT POSITION THAT ARE REALLY USING THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS A CHALLENGE THAT, UH, IS LONG STANDING IN THEIR COMMUNITY OR BIG OTHER COMMUNITY.

AND THEY'VE NEVER ACTUALLY BEEN ABLE TO DO WHAT THEY THINK THEY NEED TO DO TO, TO REALLY HANDLE IT.

CAUSE THEY'VE NEVER HAD THE RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

SO WHEN WE CONSIDER THE RESILIENCY RESOLUTION, THAT'S KIND OF WHERE WE WERE, THAT'S WHAT WE SAID.

WE WERE LOOKING AT, WHAT CAN WE DO TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS INCREDIBLE UNIQUE MOMENT TO REALLY DO SOMETHING THAT'S TRANSFORMATIONAL, MAYBE TAKE SOMETHING THAT IS A CHALLENGE THAT WILL BE WITH US FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, AND THEN TAKE IT OFF THE TABLE OR PUT IT ON A PATH TO BE TAKEN OFF THE TABLE.

AND WE PASSED THAT RESOLUTION.

WE SET PRIORITIES, UH, TO DO.

AND, AND, UM, I AGREE THAT WITH THAT.

AND THEN WE PASSED THAT, I THINK UNANIMOUSLY AND, AND, AND I, UM, I'M PROUD TO HAVE BEEN PART OF THAT KIND OF APPROACH TO HOW TO USE THE ARP,

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UH, DOLLARS.

WE WOULD ALSO TALK ABOUT BEING REALLY SMART ABOUT THEM TOO, AND TRY TO LEVERAGE THEM, UH, WITH, UH, PARTNERS.

SO WE CAN HAVE THE BIGGEST BANG FOR THE BUCK OR FIND CROSS, UH, UH, PURPOSES, UH, UH, GOALS.

AND SO THAT WE WOULD NEED MORE THAN ONE GOAL WITH A SINGLE SPAND AND, AND ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF.

UH, I'VE POSTED ON THE MESSAGE BOARD.

YOU ALL PROBABLY KNOW, BUT FOR ANYBODY WATCHING THIS KIND OF A FRAMEWORK THAT MAKES THEM MODEST TWEAKS, I THINK, TO THE STAFF PROPOSAL, UH, EXCEPT THAT IT ADDS THE CONSIDERATION OF THEIR RESERVES FOR THE HOUSING.

UM, I THINK WE NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AND SEE IF THERE'S AN EMERGENCY NEED FOR SOME PORTION OF THAT.

IF WE'RE GOING TO RUN OUT OF THAT MONEY BETWEEN NOW WHEN WE COME BACK, UH, YOU KNOW, SO AT THE VERY LEAST WE MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT, AT, AT THAT.

UH, BUT GENERALLY SPEAKING, I, I IT'S, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE SAME AS COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHENS, THAT WE'RE REALLY IDENTIFYING POCKETS AND THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT MORE DETAILED THAT COMES IN.

I SEE THE THINGS WE HAVE TO SPEND RIGHT AWAY.

UM, BUT, BUT I'M ALSO COMFORTABLE ADDING, YOU KNOW, A CHECK-IN POINT AFTER TODAY'S ACTION THAT'S BEFORE CONTRACTS COME BACK, ESPECIALLY WITH RESPECT TO THAT, TO THAT WHOLE LIST IS PART OF THIS, BECAUSE I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE VERY CLEAR THAT IF WE'RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING AT THIS KIND OF SCALE, UH, THAT WE'RE DOING IT AS A PART OF A MUCH LARGER RAISE AND LIFT, UH, AND IN OUR KIND OF GRIEF THAT SCALES CONTINGENT ON, UH, THE WHOLE COMMUNITY SAYING, YES, THIS IS THE PRIORITY.

AND, AND, AND COMING IN, IT'S SIMILAR KINDS OF SCALES IN THE COMMUNITY.

UM, CAUSE IF THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN, THEN I THINK THE WHOLE QUESTION OF FUNDING IN THIS AREA NEEDS TO COME BACK TO THE COUNCIL SO THAT WE CAN HAVE WHAT WE DO THAT IF THE COMMUNITY'S NOT INTERESTED IN, IN RESPONDING AT THAT SCALE.

BUT IF THE COMMUNITY IS NOW, IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOMEBODY TO GO FIRST, UH, AND SAY THAT IF THE COMMUNITY ACTUALLY WANTS TO WORK AT THIS SCALE, AND THEN, AND THEN WE'RE READY TO, TO CONSIDER THAT WE NEED A LOT MORE DETAILS ON WHAT EVERYBODY'S DOING AND GOVERNANCE AND ALL OF THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

BUT I THINK IT SENDS SOMETHING THAT WOULD ENABLE US OVER THE NEXT SIX WEEKS TO REALLY ENGAGE OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

AND I THINK THAT IS REAL IMPORTANT IF WE'RE GOING TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT THE CAN BEHAVE IS READY TO DO THIS, YOU KNOW, AS, AS COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO HAS FREQUENTLY POINTED OUT, THERE'S REALLY NOTHING NEW IN THE SUMMIT APPROACH THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE.

AND THE PROPOSALS THAT CAME FROM ECHO AND THE PROPOSALS THAT CAME FROM BARBARA POPPY ABOUT WHAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MISSING IS WE GET THOSE PROPOSALS.

WE LOOK AT THEM AND WE'D SAY, WELL, OKAY, YOU'RE TELLING US WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE TO ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO GET PEOPLE OFF OUR STREETS AND KEEP THEM OFF OUR STREETS AND BE EQUILIBRIUM.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THOSE DOCUMENTS PRESENT A NUMBER THAT IS SO LARGE.

THERE'S NO WAY FOR US TO REALLY DO THAT.

SO WE HAVEN'T, AND, AND, AND WE GET THOSE REPORTS AND OUR CONSTITUENTS ARE ASKING US, WHY DID YOU ACT ON THE REPORTS THAT YOU GOT? UH, AND THE ANSWER TO THAT IS REALLY SIMPLE.

I THINK FOR ME, IS WE'VE NEVER HAD THE RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

WE'VE KNOWN WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO REALLY BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH THIS, BUT WE'VE NEVER HAD THE RESOURCES.

SO WE NEVER REALLY HAVE, SO WE'VE NEVER BUILT OUT THE SYSTEM.

UH, ECHO SAID, WE NEEDED THAT.

POPPY SAID WE NEEDED, THE EXPERTS HAVE SAID WE'D NEEDED YOU.

HAVEN'T BEEN OUR STAFF.

WE'VE NEVER BUILT IT OUT.

AND, AND I THINK THAT'S THE ANSWER TO THE COMMUNITY QUESTION.

SO WHY IS THIS STILL WITH US? AND, AND, AND SO, AND SO, UM, SO, UH, IN OUR, IN OUR CITY, UH, BY COMING IN AND SENDING THAT KIND OF SIGNAL TO THE COMMUNITY, WE HAVE A CHANCE TO REALLY LEVERAGE THE DOLLARS, UH, IN, IN WAYS THAT WE'RE NOT ABLE TO LEVERAGE ANY OF THE OTHER DOLLARS ON THIS, ON THIS PAGE, UH, AND AS PRESENTED BY THE STAFF, BECAUSE WE'RE ASKING THE COMMUNITY TO COME IN WITH A GREAT AND SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER LIFT, AND I'M COMFORTABLE SAYING, YOU KNOW, LET'S, LET'S SEE IF EVERYBODY'S WILLING TO REALLY PUT BECKS KINDS OF DOLLARS IN THAT BUCKET AND THEN COME BACK TO IS EITHER OF THE COMMUNITY CAN'T OR COME BACK TO US AS YOU BETTER DEFINE, UH, WHAT, WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A SPEND PROGRAM AT THAT, AT THAT LEVEL I'M COMFORTABLE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE BUCKETS, YOU KNOW, SIMILAR TO WHAT STAFF DID WITH, UH, THE, THE MINOR TWEAKS.

AND I POINT OUT THE, UH, THE CHANGES PROPOSED WITH US ADOPTING THIS AND SAYING THAT IF WE CAN FIND ADDITIONAL DOLLARS IN ADDITIONAL PLACES THAT CAN, UH, DISPLACE, UH, THE, THE ARP DOLLARS THAT WE MIGHT BE USING, THAT WE GET THOSE, WE'RE GONNA ASK STAFF

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TO TRY TO FIND OTHER AREAS SO THAT WE CAN RECLAIM SOME OF THOSE ARP DOLLARS AND REALLOCATE THEM, UH, UH, OTHER PLACES.

UM, SO I THINK THAT THAT TODAY, OR ON THURSDAY, WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO, TO, TO REALLY SEND KIND OF A HIGH LEVEL MESSAGE.

UH, AND, AND I ASKED MY COLLEAGUES GIVEN WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS AND, AND, AND A COMMUNITY THAT IS ASKING US TO REALLY DO SOMETHING THAT IS MATERIAL, UH, THAT ADDRESSES A CHALLENGE THAT HAS BLED OVER INTO PERCEPTIONS OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND PERCEPTIONS OF, UH, UH, LOTS OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

AND WE REALLY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY NOW TO, TO ACT IN A WAY THAT WILL STILL PRESERVE OUR ABILITY TO HELP SHAPE DETAILS, UH, IN THE COMING MONTHS, UH, COLLEAGUES, LASTLY, YOU WANT TO GO? YEAH.

UM, I WANTED TO CHECK IN WITH ED.

I THINK, UM, GREG WAS SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT THE AMOUNT FOR RENT WAS REDUCED, BUT I THINK THAT'S BECAUSE IT WAS OFFSET BY A SIGNIFICANT, UH, PIECE OF DIRECT FUNDING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

SO COULD YOU MAYBE, UM, ADDRESS THAT WITH THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WAS, THAT HE WAS LOOKING FOR IS IN FACT FROM WHAT I GATHERED FROM ONE OF THE SCREENS BEING PROVIDED, IT'S JUST COMING DIRECTLY FROM FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SPECIFIC RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

AND THEN I HAD, UH, TWO OTHER QUESTIONS.

WELL, THERE IS, THERE IS A, UM, UM, AN ADDITIONAL $22 MILLION GRANT.

THE CITY IS GOING TO RECEIVE FOR, UH, EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE THAT CAN ONLY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

RIGHT.

AND IS THAT WHY THE AMOUNT, THE LATEST ITERATION WAS REDUCED IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THAT DIRECT FUNDING UP TO ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY? YEAH.

AND, AND NOT LET THAT I LIVED, UM, VERONICA SPEAK TO IT AS WELL.

I, I THINK MORE SO IT WAS FOLLOWING DIRECTION.

WE FELT WE RECEIVED FROM COUNSEL VIA, UM, THE RESOLUTION ONE 11, I THINK, IN, IN MARCH, UM, THAT SPOKE TO REALLY WANTING TO SEE THE ARPA FUNDING PUT MORE TOWARDS TRANSFORMATIONAL PROJECTS AND LESS SO TOWARDS EMERGENCY RELIEF PROJECTS, WHICH THAT RE EMERGENCY RELIEF IS WHAT OUR CARE FUNDING WAS REALLY ALL ABOUT.

AND, UH, WHAT WE THOUGHT WE HEARD WAS TO GO IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION AND LOOK MORE TOWARDS TRANSFORMATIONAL PROJECTS.

SO, UM, THAT WAS CERTAINLY PART OF IT, BUT WE ARE CORRECT.

THERE IS $22 MILLION THAT WILL BE ALLOCATED TO RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

FOR SURE.

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY WAS AWARE OF THAT BECAUSE WE'RE NOT ACTUALLY LOSING IT.

IN FACT, WE COULD POSSIBLY BE FREEING UP SOME MONEY IN ARPA FOR OTHER THINGS, AND STILL MEET THE MARK OF RENTAL ASSISTANCE THAT HAD, UH, HAD ALREADY BEEN ESTABLISHED.

AND I THINK, UM, GREG, YOU HAD SET THE NUMBER I WANTED TO ASK.

WHAT IF I KNOW WE ARE, WE ARE HOPING FOR GOOD RESULTS FROM PHILANTHROPY AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES CONTRIBUTING.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY DON'T WELL, AND I'LL, I'LL TAKE A STAB AT THAT.

I THINK THAT'S WHY WE CALL IT A SPENDING PLAN.

WE CAN PUT FORTH A PLAN BASED UPON CERTAIN ASSUMPTIONS.

AND IF THOSE ASSUMPTIONS DON'T COME TO FRUITION, THEN WE MAY HAVE TO REVISIT IT.

AND I THINK THIS ISN'T OBVIOUSLY DIANA'S AREA OF EXPERTISE, BUT I WOULD SUSPECT IF THOSE OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING DON'T PLAY OUT, THEN WE WOULD WANT TO REVISIT WHAT WE'RE ALLOCATING THAT $84 MILLION TOWARDS, I MEAN, IT MAY STILL GO TO HOMELESSNESS, BUT IT MAY GO TOWARDS DIFFERENT THINGS.

OKAY.

THAT THAT'S FAIR.

THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT I WOULD ANTICIPATE AS WELL.

I THINK THIS ALSO SPEAKS TO THE CONVERSATION ABOUT WHICH FISCAL YEAR IS ALLOCATING TOWARD.

UM, AND I, I DON'T THINK I WAS HEARING DINAH OR, OR STAFF ANYBODY.

I'M PRETTY SURE I'M NOT HEARING ANYBODY SAY THAT WE ARE GOING TO ENCUMBER FUNDS FOR FISCAL 23, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THOSE MONIES.

I MEAN, WE KIND OF KNOW HOW MUCH WE WILL GET, BUT WE ARE SPECIFICALLY ENCUMBERING FOR FISCAL 22, WHICH THEN THE APPROPRIATION ACTION WILL BE, AS ED DESCRIBED IT, WHICH IS WHEN WE GET CONTRACTS.

AND THEN WE APPROVE THOSE CONTRACTS TO ACTUALLY CUT THE CHECK.

IS THAT CORRECT? OR ARE WE ALSO ACTUALLY SETTING OUT SET, UH, GOALS OR ENCUMBRANCES FOR FISCAL 23? AND THEN I WOULD ASK, CAN WE DO THAT LEGALLY OR DO WE EVEN NEED TO FACT, IS THAT IS WORK THAT WOULD BE DONE NEXT YEAR, RIGHT?

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WELL, YOU CAN CERTAINLY COME UP WITH A PLAN NOW, LET ME JUST A SLIGHT CORRECTION IT'S IT'S FISCAL YEAR 21.

SO WE'RE IN FISCAL YEAR 21, AND WE ARE PROPOSING THIS, THIS WEEK ON YOUR JUNE 10TH AGENDA TO APPROPRIATE $49.4 MILLION OF THE ARPA FUNDS TO THIS YEAR'S BUDGET.

THAT WOULD BE, UM, EXPENDED OVER THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR.

AND THEN, UM, THE OTHER 94.2 MILLION, WE WON'T EVEN RECEIVE THAT UNTIL MAY OF 2022.

AND SO THAT FUNDING WOULD HAVE TO BE APPROPRIATED AT THAT TIME.

UM, BUT, AND, AND THERE'S NOTHING THAT SAYS YOU CAN'T PLAN FOR THAT IN THE FUTURE.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO LAY OUT HERE IS WHAT WOULD BE A PLAN FOR ALL OF THIS MONEY, SOME OF WHICH WE'RE GOING TO, WE ALREADY HAVE.

AND, UH, THE OTHER HALF OF WHICH WE WILL NOT GET UNTIL MAY OF 20, 22, BUT EVEN THOSE FUNDS, EVEN THAT 49.4 MILLION THAT WE'RE ALLOCATING, UM, OR THAT WE'RE PROPOSING TO APPROPRIATE ON JUNE 10TH.

UM, THOSE PROGRAMS AND SPENDING WOULD NEED TO COME BACK TO COUNCIL AS WE'RE, YOU KNOW, PREPARED TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS OR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS.

HOW, HOW MUCH OF WHAT IS PROPOSED IS ONGOING AND HOW MUCH OF IT IS ONE TIME I HAVE TO SOLVE TO ASSUME IT'S ALL ONE TIME.

YEAH, I MEAN, OUR, OUR, YOU KNOW, THIS IS OBVIOUSLY, UM, THESE FUNDS HAVE TO, THE ARPA FUNDS NEED TO BE EXPENDED BY DECEMBER 31ST OF 2024.

SO IT ALL HAS TO BE, UM, EXPENDED WITH THE IDEA THAT WHEN THESE DOLLARS RUN OUT, PARTICULARLY UNDER A THREE AND A HALF PERCENT REVENUE CAP, UM, THAT WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SUSTAIN THOSE PROGRAMS, OR IT WOULD TAKE A FUTURE COUNCIL ACTION TO FIGURE OUT HOW IN THE GENERAL FUND WE'RE GOING TO BUILD IN FUNDING TO CONTINUE THESE PROGRAMS. UM, A LOT OF IT, UM, UH, WILL NEED TO BE ONGOING, PARTICULARLY IN THE HOMELESSNESS ARENA.

A LOT OF THOSE PROGRAMS WILL NEED TO BE, UM, RECURRING IF WE'RE GOING TO OPEN UP PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING UNITS, UM, YOU KNOW, THE UNITS THEMSELVES, OF COURSE, AS A ONE-TIME EXPENDITURE, BUT THE OPERATIONS MAINTENANCE AND WRAPAROUND SERVICES ARE ONGOING.

AND THEN JUST THE LAST TIME I HAVE AT THIS POINT ON THIS, ON THIS ROUND IS, UM, I ASSUME THAT STAFF WILL BE GIVING US, UM, A BALLPARK FIGURE FOR WHAT THE ONGOING COSTS WILL BE, BECAUSE THEY WILL BECOME KIND OF A, UH, PRINCIPLE AROUND WHICH OUR FUTURE BUDGETS, ALL FUTURE COUNCIL BUDGETS WILL HAVE TO BE STRUCTURED, EVEN IF IT MEANS CHANGING THE NUMBERS, I DON'T KNOW, UP DOWN OR WHATEVER, BUT THEY HAVE TO BECOME AS MUCH A PART OF OUR ONGOING SUSTAINED BUDGET DECISION-MAKING AS WE'VE BEEN DOING IT IN THE PAST.

AND THAT'S, THAT'S THE PART THAT PART REALLY GIVES ME PAUSE.

WHEN I LOOK AT ED, THE FORECAST THAT YOU GAVE US AT THE THREE AND A HALF FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, THAT WAS, I DON'T THINK WE HAD GOTTEN THAT ESTIMATING THE EXPENDITURES HERE OR THE FLIPPED UP SPENDING THAT THIS WILL CAUSE FOR ONGOING SERVICES AND PROGRAMS. AND THAT'S WHY I'M REALLY ENCOURAGED TO HEAR FOLKS TALKING ABOUT BEING DELIBERATE, THOUGHTFUL, AND TAKING TIME TO MAKE SOME DECISIONS, ESPECIALLY IN THE CONTEXT OF FISCAL 22, WHICH IS JUST, WHAT ABOUT SIX WEEKS FROM NOW THAT WILL ACTUALLY START THE PUBLIC PROCESS OF OUR, OF OUR BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR.

AND THAT'LL ALSO GIVE US A CHANCE FOR THE COMMUNITY TO THINK ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING AND GIVE THEM TIME TO OBSERVE IT AND WEIGH INTO WHAT IF, IF THERE'S ANYBODY THINKING ABOUT PASSING SOMETHING ON THE 10TH AND I AM NOT MAYBE ALONE, UH, BUT ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I'M NOT IS BECAUSE I'M PRETTY SURE MY NEIGHBORS NEXT DOOR WHO HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO ME, DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT THIS WILL MEAN, OR THIS CONTAINS.

AND I KNOW THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEIR VOICE HEARD AND, AND I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THEM THAT.

UM, AND SO I WOULD URGE US TO CONTINUE TO THINK ABOUT, UM, A DELIBERATE PACE, UH, BEING IN TANDEM WITH OUR, UH, BUDGETING WORK THAT STARTS JUST NEXT MONTH AND, UM, CRAFTING A LARGER PICTURE SO THAT WE CAN ALSO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC SO THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE DOING.

THANKS.

HI, HOW'S IT GOING? RECORD A YEAH.

YEP.

UM, MY BIGGEST CONCERN JUST IN THE PRESENT IS THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, WE REALLY DEFINITELY DON'T WANT TO CONTRIBUTE MORE TO THE HOMELESSNESS AND, UH, UH, AND IF PEOPLE ARE FACING EVICTION, WE REALLY NEED TO ADDRESS THAT.

SO I WANT TO ADD, ADD, UH, OR WHOEVER CAN ANSWER.

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UM, IS THERE A POSSIBILITY OF RENTAL ASSISTANCE FUND RUNNING OUT BEFORE WE CAN MAKE A DECISION? WHEN WE COME BACK, I'M LOOKING TO SEE IF, UM, UM, DIRECTOR TRUE LOVE WAS AVAILABLE TO HELP WITH THAT CONVERSATION.

I SEE VERONICA SHAKING HER HEAD, NO, A DIRECTOR FOR LOVE HAD A CONFLICT, BUT WE CAN GET THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION NUMBER AND PROVIDE IT TO YOU.

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THAT QUESTION ANSWERED BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I'M REALLY, REALLY CONCERNED THAT, YOU KNOW, WE, IF WE CAME UP THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GETTING EVICTED OR EVICTED, THEN WE'RE JUST GOING TO BE HAVING MORE PEOPLE OUT IN THE STREETS.

AND THAT WOULD BE A DISASTER TO HAVE THAT HAPPEN.

I DON'T REMEMBER.

WE DO HAVE STAFF IN THE VIRTUAL MOVED OVER, LIKE GETTING TO THAT QUESTION.

DID YOU SAY YOU HAD STAFF MOVING OVER THAT COULD ANSWER THIS QUESTION.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US COUNSEL, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, RODNEY GONZALEZ, TO YOUR KNEPPER, TD JACKMAN WITH THE HOUSING PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

UH, CAN ANSWER THAT QUESTION.

YES.

OKAY.

NO, I COULDN'T REALLY HEAR YOU.

CAN YOU HEAR ME JACQUELINE? CAN YOU CANCEL AND JUST SPEAK AND WE CAN UNDERSTAND YOU BETTER PROBABLY.

OKAY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? YES.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, WE HAVE, UH, BASED UPON DISCUSSIONS THAT WE'VE BEEN HAVING PROBABLY THE LAST TWO WEEKS OR SO, WE ARE CURRENTLY, WE HAVE EXPENDED ABOUT 70% OF THE FUNDS OF $24 MILLION FUNDS THAT HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED FOR EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

UH, WE EXPECT THAT WE WILL ASSESS THEM, SPEND ALL OF THE FUNDS, ALLOCATE ALL OF THE FUNDS BEFORE THE END OF THIS MONTH, BEFORE THE END OF JUNE.

UM, AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE DONE RECENTLY, WE CHANGED THE PROGRAM SLIGHTLY TO PRIORITIZE HOUSEHOLDS THAT WERE FIVE MONTHS OR MORE BEHIND ON RENT.

AND SO WE HAVE BEEN PROCESSING THOSE HOUSEHOLDS TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM BEING EVICTED, UH, IN LINE WITH THE NEW, UH, ORDER ON EVICTIONS.

AND SO RIGHT NOW WE ARE WAITING.

I'VE BEEN ALSO SPEAKING WITH, UH, THE CONTROLLER'S OFFICE TO SEE WHEN THE ADDITIONAL ALLOTMENT OF FUNDS, UH, WILL BE DEPOSITED UNTIL THE CITY BANK ACCOUNT.

BECAUSE RIGHT NOW WE, WE DO ANTICIPATE THAT FUNDS WILL BE DEPLETED BEFORE THE, THIS MONTH.

AND, AND, UH, THAT'S, WHAT'S REALLY CONCERNING TO ME AND TO MY COLLEAGUE, GREG, UH, THAT, UH, THAT WE WILL RUN OUT OF MONEY AND THAT WILL END UP, UH, HAVING PEOPLE EVICTED.

SO I I'LL HOPE THAT, YOU KNOW, WE COULD REALLY TAKE IN CONSIDERATION OF USING SOME FUNDING RIGHT NOW AND THEN REIMBURSED IT BACK WHEN WE GET THE MONEY BACK THEN WHEN WE GET IT FROM THE FED THE 22 MILLION SO THAT WE WON'T HAVE THOSE KINDS OF INCIDENTS TO HAPPEN.

THANK YOU.

AND IF I CAN ALSO JUST ADD, UM, TO DATE, WE HAVE SERVED, UM, WE HAVE OVER 9,000, ALMOST 10,000 HOUSEHOLDS WHO HAVE APPLIED, AND WE HAVE SERVED, UM, LESS, JUST ABOUT 4,000 OF THOSE WHO HAVE APPLIED FOR ASSISTANCE.

SO YOU REALLY FEEL LIKE THAT, BUT YOU'RE GOING TO RUN OUT AT THE END OF THE, YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE GOING TO RUN OUT AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN AFTER THAT? UM, THE PROGRAM WE DID GO ON PAUL'S PREVIOUSLY, UH, WITH OUR OTHER RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, UH, WHEN THE FUNDING WAS DEPLETED, UM, WE JUST PAUSED THE PROGRAMS AND WAITED FOR ADDITIONAL DOLLARS TO BE ALLOCATED.

IF THOSE FUNDS OF, WITH EACH PROGRAM, AFTER THE END OF EACH PROGRAM, WE DID RECEIVE ADDITIONAL FUNDS AND WE WERE ABLE TO PRIORITIZE SOME HOUSEHOLDS THAT REMAINED IN THE PIPELINE.

AND SO WE WERE ABLE TO PRIORITIZE THOSE WITH ADDITIONAL AS ADDITIONAL FUNDING CAME IN.

OKAY.

UH, DOES ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW IF, UH, WHEN THAT'S

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$22 MILLION, IT'S GOING TO COME IN AND WHEN WILL WE BE ABLE TO START USING IT? I WAS GOING TO SAY, COUNSEL, IT'S CERTAINLY A CLEAR FOLLOW-UP FROM THIS DISCUSSION.

AND SO WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO PROVIDE SOME ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION THE, WE CAN FROM OUR FEDERAL PARTNERS, UH, TO HAVE SOME ANSWERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, HOPEFULLY TOMORROW, BUT, UM, CERTAINLY BY YOUR DECISION-MAKING ON THURSDAY.

AND SO WE'LL GET, WE'LL GET THAT TO YOU AS, AS BEST WE CAN AND AS SOON AS WE CAN AS WELL.

GREAT.

OKAY.

ALL THOSE QUESTIONS WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR ALL OF US, FOR THE DELIBERATIONS THIS WEEK.

UM, PAGE, THANK YOU, MAYOR.

UM, POS A LOT OF QUESTIONS I WAS THINKING ABOUT, WHICH IS WHEN DOES THE MONEY THAT'S BEEN ALLOCATED RUN OUT? AND I WAS LOOKING AT RISE AND RENT ON THE CITY SITE TODAY AND NOTICED THAT IT WAS VERY MUCH AT, AT THE END OF, UM, OF THE 15 MILLION THAT WAS ALLOTTED FOR RENT 1.0, IF YOU