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YEAH, LET'S GO AHEAD AND CONVENE THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION HERE TODAY ON JUNE 8TH, UH, 2021.

THE TIME IS 1130 THERE A QUORUM PRESENT.

WE HAVE 30 MINUTES.

THE GOAL, I THINK COLLEAGUES HAS TRIED TO GET THROUGH BOTH THE LEGISLATIVE PRESENTATION AND THE AEDC PRESENTATION.

UH, BEFORE WE BREAK FOR LUNCH AT NOONISH, UH, THEN, UH, COME BACK, UH, AT ONE O'CLOCK ISH, UH, WITH THE, UH, EXECUTIVE SESSION, UH, BREAK FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION TO PULL THE ITEMS AND THE, UH, UH, DISCUSSION CONTINUATION FROM WHAT WE HAD YESTERDAY ON HOMELESSNESS.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND START, UH, AND MANAGER, IF YOU AND YOUR STAFF COULD WORK THROUGH THESE PRESENTATIONS QUICKLY, WE ALL HAVE THE PRESENTATIONS.

UH, SO I THINK THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LIMIT TO JUST THE READING AND THE PRESENTATION THAT WE NEED, UH, BUT IF WE COULD MOVE QUICKLY, SO PEOPLE HAVE A CHANCE TO BE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS IF THEY HAVE ANY, I THINK THAT'D BE HELPFUL.

[B1. State Legislative Update.]

UNDERSTOOD MORNING MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

UH, OUR FIRST PRESENTATION IS A RECAP OF THE LAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION, UH, AND TIER TWO PRESENT AS OUR INTREPID, UH, INTER GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICER BRIEF, FRANCO JUST WANT TO START BY THANKING BRIE AND HER INCREDIBLE TEAM, UH, FOR NAVIGATING THROUGH THE SESSION.

AND SHE WILL PROVIDE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS AGAIN AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL, KNOWING THAT WE'RE TRYING TO GET THROUGH THIS PRESENTATION QUICKLY, AND IT'S IN YOUR BACKUP MATERIALS, RIGHT? THANK YOU, SPENCER.

AND THANK YOU FOR THAT.

WARM, WELCOME BRIEF BRONCO INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS OFFICER FOR THE CITY OF BOSTON.

GOOD MORNING, AMERICAN COUNCIL.

UM, I'M HERE TO GIVE THE BRIEFING.

I WILL GO THROUGH THIS QUICKLY.

UH, IT, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

I CAN'T START THIS PRESENTATION WITHOUT FIRST THINKING OUR DELEGATION AND THE MEMBERS OF OUR DELEGATION THAT WERE SO INSTRUMENTAL AND, UM, THIS SESSION, HAVING SOME WINS AND IMPROVING SOME OF THE HARDER LEGISLATION AS WELL AND HELPING TO DEFEAT THE LEGISLATION THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN, UM, YOU KNOW, DETRIMENTAL TO THE CITY.

UM, YOU ALL KNOW WHO THEY ARE AND YOU ALL KNOW SOME OF THEM PERSONALLY, TOO.

AND SO PLEASE, WHEN YOU DO SEE THEM, OR EVEN IF YOU DON'T PLEASE, UH, SEND THEM A NOTE OF THANKS FOR ALL OF THEIR HARD WORK AND THEIR STAFF'S HARD WORK, UM, WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT THEM.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO REALLY QUICKLY, UH, THIS SESSION WAS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT SESSIONS I'VE ACTUALLY WORKED IN, IN MY 20 YEARS, OVER 20 YEARS OF DOING THIS, BUT WE DID HAVE SOME POSITIVE, UM, LEGISLATION PASSED FOR THE CITY.

UM, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT BEING THE REFORM OF THE AUSTIN POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM PENSION, AND MANY THINGS TO REPRESENT RODRIGUEZ FOR MAKING THAT HAPPEN AND BRINGING THE PARTIES TOGETHER FOR AN AGREED TO BILL, MEANING THAT THE CITY AND THE PENSION SYSTEM BOTH AGREED THAT THIS LEGISLATION SHOULD GO FORWARD AND PASS.

AND IT DID, UM, GOT THERE THROUGH AT THE LAST MINUTE.

ALSO WANT TO THANK CENTERS, AFRIDI AND OTHERS IN THE DELEGATION BECAUSE YOU ARE REPRESENTING ISRAEL AND OTHERS OUTSIDE OF OUR DELEGATION ON THE CLOUD COMPUTING BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW THE CITY TO ISSUE DEBT FOR CLOUD COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE.

UM, THIS IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

IT'S ALREADY BEEN SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR, UM, BEFORE THE CITY COULD ISSUE DEBT ONLY FOR THE HARDWARE, BUT COULDN'T ISSUE DEBT FOR PARTICULARLY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LARGE CLOUD COMPUTING SYSTEMS FOR, UH, LARGER MUNICIPALITIES AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES.

UM, THERE'S OTHER LEGISLATION ON HERE THAT THE CITY DID NOT LEAD ON NECESSARILY, BUT WAS SUPPORTIVE.

AND I KNOW THAT SOME OF YOU HAVE ASKED ABOUT BEFORE, INCLUDING THE MUSIC INCUBATOR BILL, WHICH ALLOWS A BEVERAGE TAX REBATE FOR SOME OF OUR MUSIC VENUES DID PASS A SESSION.

SO THAT'S GOOD NEWS FOR THEM AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

IT MOVING ON TO BUILD.

SO THAT HAD A MORE NEGATIVE EFFECT FOR THE CITY THAT PASSED.

AND YOU GUYS ARE FAMILIAR WITH A LOT OF THESE, UH, FIRST AND FOREMOST, THE TWO THAT TOOK UP A LOT OF ATTENTION WHERE THE CITY POLICE FUNDING BILL, UM, THAT PASSED BY, UH, REPRESENTATIVE GOLDMAN OUT OF THE HOUSE.

IT ONLY APPLIES TO CITIES 250,000 AND LARGER.

UM, THEY ALSO PASSED A DIFFERENT BILL FOR COUNTIES, 1 MILLION OR LARGER SAYING THAT YOU HAD TO FUND AT THE SAME LEVEL AS YOUR BUDGET, UH, FOR THE FIRST TWO YEARS AS THE BUDGET, UH, TO PASS TWO YEARS AGO, IF IT WAS GREATER OR THE YEAR BEFORE, IF IT WAS GREATER AND THEN GOING FORWARD, YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO FUND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BUDGET AT THE SAME AMOUNT AS THE PRIOR YEAR, THE CAMPING BAN, AS YOU ALL KNOW THAT BILL DID PASS, CREATE A STATEWIDE LAW AGAINST CAMPING.

UM, AND THAT RECEIVED A LOT OF TENSION AS WELL.

AND THEN THERE ARE OTHER BILLS IN HERE THAT I KNOW THAT THIS COUNCIL CARED ABOUT.

UM, THERE WAS A LOT OF GUN LEGISLATION PASSED THIS YEAR.

AS YOU KNOW, NOW THIS IS A PERMIT, WHAT THEY CALL CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY STATE, MEANING YOU DON'T NEED A PERMIT TO HAVE,

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UH, TO CARRY A GUN ANY LONGER AND SO FORTH.

NEXT SLIDE, GOING BACK TO THOUGH, AS WE'VE ALWAYS SAID, THERE, IT'S ALWAYS HARDER TO PASS LEGISLATION THAN IT IS TO NOT ONLY 20% OF TOTAL BILLS PASSED YET.

I WILL ONCE AGAIN, THANK OUR DELEGATION AND ALL OF YOU FOR HELPING FOR THE BILLS THAT DIDN'T PASS.

AND THE EFFORT THAT TOOK THAT TOP ROW WAS A SERIES OF BILLS, UM, THAT DIDN'T PASS, UM, LARGELY AT THE END, DUE TO POINTS OF ORDER CALLED BY OUR HOUSE DELEGATION PROJECT.

THEY REPRESENT HOWARD AND REPRESENTATIVE.

UM, I'M SORRY, HER NAME JUST ESCAPED VICKI GOODWIN.

UM, AND SO WE WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THAT AND THAT DIDN'T COME WITHOUT SOME SORT OF, UM, COST TO THEM.

FOR INSTANCE, UH, REPRESENT PRATIK AFTER REPRESENTATIVE HOWARD CALLED THE POINT OF ORDER THAT AFFECTED HER DISTRICT.

HE KICKED HER BILLS OFF THE LOCAL CONSENT CALENDAR, A BILL THAT WAS ABOUT, UM, WOMEN, NEW MOTHERS RECEIVING HOME VISITS FROM NURSES.

SO AGAIN, I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT HOW THANKFUL WE ARE FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE.

UM, ANOTHER BILL THAT WAS SIGNIFICANT FOR THIS COUNCIL AND THAT MANY OF YOU ANSWERED THE CALL TO ARMS ON WAS THAT NOISE ORDINANCE PREEMPTION BILL THAT WOULD HAVE SAID ONLY AUSTIN HAD TO BE IN THE STATE LAW REGARDING ITS NOISE ORDINANCE.

UM, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN CITYWIDE THE WAY THE BILL WAS DRAFTED.

AND AGAIN, THANK YOU TO MANY OF YOU FOR YOURSELVES ARE REACHING OUT TO CONSTITUENTS AND SHARING THE MESSAGE OF HOW PROBLEMATIC THAT BILL WOULD BE.

WE ALSO HAD THE BILL AFFECTING THE AWESOME ENERGY RATES, UM, DID NOT PASS, ALTHOUGH IT CAME VERY, VERY CLOSE TO PASSING, UM, AND THE OTHERS, INCLUDING THE ABILITY TO STILL LOBBY AND NOT ONLY FOR THE CITY TO HAVE LOBBYISTS LIKE THAT WE HAVE ON OUR TEAM, BUT ALSO EVEN HAVE AN INTER GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE THAT BILL DID NOT PASS.

ALTHOUGH I EXPECT TO SEE THAT COME BACK DURING THE SPECIAL SESSION, NEXT SLIDE AGAIN.

YEAH.

AND THIS IS ANOTHER SERIES OF BILLS THAT DID NOT PASS THAT ENDED UP BEING A POSITIVE RESULT FOR THE CITY.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE WERE A NUMBER OF AREAS THAT THEY TRIED TO LIMIT CITY AUTHORITY AND REGULATE FURTHER HOW A CITY CAN DO THINGS INCLUDING W HOW YOU CAN HAVE NAMED MONUMENTS.

AND WHEN YOU CAN CHANGE THE NAMES OF MONUMENTS, JUST TO POINT OUT ONE THAT MAY NOT HAVE RECEIVED AS MUCH INTENTION AS BEFORE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

OKAY.

THERE WERE SOME BILLS THAT WE DID WANT TO PASS IT DIDN'T PASS, UNFORTUNATELY.

SO AGAIN, EVEN THOUGH HOUSTON HAS A GOTTEN OUT OF THE BRACKET THAT SAYS THAT LARGER CITIES CAN HAVE, UH, LYTEC FI UH, DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN TWO MILES OF EACH OTHER, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO GET THAT BILL PASSED DESPITE THE EFFORTS OF REPRESENTATIVE RODRIGUEZ AND SENATOR ZEPHYR UNI.

UM, I KNOW MANY OF YOU WILL HEAR FROM COUNT METRO SOON ABOUT THEIR PLANS REGARDING THE PARK LEASE AND HOW THAT WILL AFFECT THE CONSTRUCTION OF PROJECT CONNECT.

I'M STILL MOVING FORWARD AND ITEMS SUCH AS INCLUSIONARY ZONING AS PUT FORWARD BY COUNSELOR POOL.

AGAIN, WENT TO LAND AND RESOURCE COMMITTEE AND TO NOT RECEIVE A HEARING.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, AND SO, YOU KNOW, THERE'S ALSO A LOT OF WORK WE HAD TO DO JUST TO MAKE SOME BILLS THAT STARTED OUT VERY NEGATIVE TO MAKE THEM BETTER, THAT INCLUDED SOME OF THESE BILLS, UM, HERE.

UM, AND IT, AGAIN, TOOK THE EFFORT OF YOUR DELEGATION.

REPRESENTATIVE HAS WORKED VERY HARD ON THE DEBT DEFINITION BILL THAT WOULD HAVE, UM, CHANGED HOW THE CITY CAN ISSUE DEBT AND WHETHER IT HAD TO BE VOTER APPROVED, AND WHETHER IT COUNTED AGAINST OUR NO NEW TAX REVENUE RATE.

UM, THERE WAS ALSO IN THE PRESS, THERE WAS A BILL FILED ABOUT WHETHER, UM, PIPELINE PREEMPTION AND WHAT CITIES CAN DO WHEN PIPELINES ARE MOVING INTO AREAS, IT WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY AFFECTED BARTON SPRINGS.

THE, THE HOUSE MEMBER LAND BRAF REPRESENT BLANK GRAFT.

IT WAS NOT AWARE THAT HE DID WORK WITH US TO FIX IT.

SO THERE ARE TIMES WHEN SOMETIMES A LEGISLATION BILE, IT HAS UNINTENTIONAL CONSEQUENCES, AND LUCKILY THE MEMBERS DO LISTEN TO US WHEN WE EXPLAIN THAT TO THEM.

AND SO THOSE WERE ALL MADE BETTER AND DIDN'T HAVE THE EFFECT THAT WE'RE WORRIED ABOUT THEM HAVING ON THE CITY.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AND THEN THERE WERE SOME BILLS THAT BASICALLY CAME OUT WITH A NEUTRAL EFFECT YET STILL HAD, WERE DUE TO VERY CONSEQUENTIAL EVENTS HAPPENING ACROSS THE STATE, PARTICULARLY REGARDING WINTER STORM URI, THOSE BILLS FOR THE MOST PART, SB TWO AND SB THREE DON'T HAVE A MAJOR EFFECT ON AUSTIN ENERGY OR CITY OPERATIONS.

IN FACT, I WILL NOTE THAT AUSTIN ENERGY RECEIVED ACCOLADES FROM SENATOR HANCOCK IN THE BUSINESS AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE FOR HOW THEY SUCCESSFULLY MANAGED THROUGH WINTER STORM YURI AND HELP THE GRID STAY ON FOR THE STATE.

UM, ALSO THE STATEWIDE BROADBAND BILL LARGELY IS A BILL THAT WAS FOR RURAL EXPANSION OF BROADBAND SERVICES.

UM, SO THAT DIDN'T HAVE AS MUCH OF AN IMPACT FOR THE CITY AS WE'D HOPED.

UM, BUT WE ALSO SAW A NEUTRAL EFFECT RELATED TO STR BILLS.

THIS STR BILL BY REPRESENTS SHAHEEN ACTUALLY,

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UH, WAS MORE ABOUT TRYING TO MANAGE THE PLATFORMS. UM, THERE WERE SOME BILLS FILED RELATED TO STRS THAT WERE THE PREEMPTIVE BILLS WE SAW LAST SESSION, THE REPRESENTATIVE WHO FILED THEM THOUGH QUICKLY REALIZED THAT THEY HAD A NEGATIVE EFFECT AND THAT WAS NOT HER INTENTION, SO SHE DIDN'T MOVE THEM FORWARD.

SO WE DIDN'T SEE ANY, UH, MAJOR STR BILLS MOVE FOR THAT SESSION AT ALL.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

UM, SO THE SESSION HAS ENDED, BUT THE GOVERNOR HAS UNTIL JUNE 20TH TO VETO BILLS, HE DOESN'T HAVE TO SIGN A BILL FOR IT TO GO INTO LAW, BUT HE CAN CHOOSE TO SIGN A BILL.

AND IF HE HASN'T SIGNED IT OR VETOED IT BY JUNE 20TH, THEN IT DOES BECOME LAW.

HE CAN CALL A SPECIAL SESSION AT ANY TIME.

UM, IT IS OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT THE PLAN ORIGINALLY WAS TO CALL ONE AROUND MID SEPTEMBER, AS YOU JUST HEARD FROM YOUR PRESENTATION AND THE JOINT COUNTY MEETING THE CENSUS NUMBERS, WON'T BE THAT DOWN UNTIL ABOUT THE END OF SEPTEMBER.

AND SO THEY NEED TO POPULATE THE MAPS FOR REDISTRICTING TO DO THAT.

START HAVING MEETINGS, HEARINGS, AND SO FORTH.

SO THE SPECIAL SESSION WOULD START OUT ACTUALLY WITH APPROPRIATING THE FEDERAL COVID FUNDS, THE STATE WILL RECEIVE.

UM, THE HOUSE WAS VERY MUCH, UM, THEIR GOAL WAS THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE INPUT ON HOW THOSE FUNDS ARE DISPERSED.

SO THIS SPECIAL SESSION WE'LL START WITH THAT AND THEN MOVE INTO REDISTRICTING.

SO IT MIGHT BE TWO SPECIAL SESSIONS THAT GO FROM SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER, UM, WHETHER THERE'LL BE AN EARLIER SPECIAL SESSION AT THIS POINT, WE DON'T KNOW, AS IT HAS, YOU ALL HAVE SEEN IN THE PRESS SB SEVEN, WHICH THE REPLY WAS CALLED THEIR ELECTION INTEGRITY BILL, UM, FAILED TO PASS.

AND THERE WAS OTHER EFFORTS BEHIND LEGISLATION BEHIND THAT BILL THAT ALSO FELT A BIT PASSED DURING THOSE LAST HOURS OF, UH, THE SESSION.

AND SO WE'LL SEE WHETHER THE GOVERNOR ADS JUST ADD THOSE TO THE CALL IN SEPTEMBER OR DECIDES TO BRING BACK SOONER THAN THAT NEXT SLIDE.

UM, THAT'S ACTUALLY THE END OF MY PRESENTATION.

THERE'S AN APPENDIX ATTACHED.

OF COURSE MY OFFICE IS HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AGAIN.

I WANT TO THANK THE CITY MANAGER, THE MAYOR AND COUNSEL FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP, UH, THIS SESSION, AS WELL AS ALL THE STAFF AT THE CITY, BECAUSE IT IS A GROUP EFFORT.

UM, THERE ARE MANY TIMES I HAD TO SEND OUT WHAT I THINK WERE CALLS TO ARMS AND ALSO OUR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AS WELL.

AND EVERY RE EVERYONE RESPONDED TO THOSE CALLS TO ARMS. EVERY ONE OF YOU PLAYED A PART, AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT PART.

UM, AND I THINK MY WONDERFUL TEAM FOR ALL OF THEIR HARD WORK, UM, AND THAT THE HOURS AND THEIR DEDICATION.

AND, UM, WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON FUTURE, UM, NEWS HAPPENING WITH, WITH THE STATE.

THANK YOU.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS POINT.

THANK YOU.

IF YOU COULD MOVE THE PRESENTATION FROM THE SCREEN, PLEASE, COLLEAGUES, ANY REGRESSIONS WHERE WE DO THE ABC CUSTOMER TOBO, UM, THANKS VERY MUCH BRIE.

AND THANK YOU TO YOU AND IDA AND YOUR TEAM, UM, FOR ALL THE TREMENDOUS WORK THAT YOU DID DURING THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

I JUST WANTED TO, TO SAY THAT, UM, AND I'M EXTREMELY APPRECIATIVE OF THOSE REPRESENTATIVES WHO ARE JUST REALLY WORKED SO TREMENDOUSLY HARD ON BEHALF OF THE WHOLE STATE, BUT ALSO LOOKING OUT AND ASSISTING US WITH, WITH THE ISSUES THAT WOULD HAVE REALLY HAD A NEGATIVE IMPACT HERE IN AUSTIN.

UM, AS YOU, AS YOU LOOK TO SOME OF THE REPORTS, UM, THAT YOU'LL PROVIDE LATER, I'M REALLY INTERESTED TO KNOW HOW SOME OF OUR LOCAL DELEGATION VOTED ON, ON SOME OF THOSE BILLS, INCLUDING, UH, THE ONE THAT IS REALLY MORE LIMITING TO HOW WE MOVE FORWARD WITH HISTORIC DISTRICTS, FOR EXAMPLE, AND IN ADDITION TO THE EXTENT THAT IT'S POSSIBLE AND FEASIBLE.

AND, UM, I KNOW THIS INFORMATION EXISTS OUT THERE ON THE STATE WEBSITE, BUT I'M ALSO INTERESTED TO KNOW HOW, HOW SOME OF OUR, UM, LOCAL RESIDENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS WEIGHED IN, BECAUSE IN SOME CASES IT WASN'T SOME OF THESE BAD BILLS WEREN'T BROUGHT BY WHILE THEY WERE BROUGHT BY, UM, OTHER REPRESENTATIVES OUT OF, OUT OF TOWN, BUT THEY WERE LARGELY SUPPORTED BY SOME OF OUR NEIGHBORS.

AND, AND I'M THINKING OF THE NOISE ORDINANCE IN THAT REGARD, BUT THIS WAS, THIS WAS, UM, AN EFFORT AMONG SOME OF OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES TO, TO HELP PASS A BILL, TO, TO ADVOCATE FOR, AND THEN TRY TO PASS A BILL THAT WOULD HAVE REALLY DIMINISHED, UM, DIMINISHED QUALITY OF QUALITY OF LIFE FOR RESIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE CITY.

AND, AND I, I THINK THAT WE NEED TO PUT SOME TRANSPARENCY BEHIND, UM, THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE ADVOCATING AGAINST AUSTINITES INTERESTS.

AND SO, UH, THAT'S JUST A REQUEST AS YOU, YOU KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW THIS WORK TAKES A LONG TIME AND, AND YOU AND YOUR STAFF, UH, REALLY DESERVE LOTS AND LOTS OF VACATION TIME OFF OR, UH, SOME DOWNTIME.

AND SO I WOULDN'T EXPECT ANY OF THIS INFORMATION TO FORWARD SOON, BUT WHEN IT DOES, IF YOU WOULD JUST, UM, PROVIDE US WITH THAT INFORMATION ABOUT HOW OUR LOCAL DELEGATION, UM, VOTED ON, ON SOME OF THOSE

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BILLS THAT WERE DETRIMENTAL TO AUSTINITES, TO AUSTIN'S INTERESTS.

AND THEN ALSO SOME OF THE KEY ORGANIZATIONS THAT LOBBIED FOR SOME OF THOSE BILLS WOULD BE USEFUL INFORMATION TO, WE'LL BE HAPPY TO PUT THAT REPORT TOGETHER.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, SIR? I ALSO JUST REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU, BRI, AND YOUR ENTIRE TEAM WHO WORKED SO HARD AND TO THANK THE, UH, WHOLE TEAM OF, OF LOBBYISTS AND COMMUNITY ADVOCATES THAT WE WORK WITH.

UM, MANY OF WHOM JUST WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND, UM, UH, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO, YOU KNOW, DID ALL THE REALLY HARD SCRAPING OF BILLS AND FINDING POINTS OF ORDER AND GETTING COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO COME TALK IS JUST, UM, WAS, WAS SUCH A, SUCH A HORRIBLE SESSION FOR CITIES, UH, AND IN MANY WAYS FOR, FOR TEXANS.

AND THERE WAS ALL THAT EXTRA WORK BEING PUT ON ON YOU AND YOUR TEAM.

AND THE FOLKS THAT WE HAVE ON CONTRACT GIVEN THAT COMMUNITY MEMBERS DIDN'T HAVE AS MUCH ACCESS TO PARTICIPATION HAS TIME'S PASSED.

SO I JUST REALLY WANT TO JUST DOUBLE DOWN ON ACKNOWLEDGING THAT WORK.

UM, AND, AND EVEN THOUGH IT WAS SUCH A HORRIBLE SESSION AND WE DIDN'T, YOU KNOW, GET THE THINGS WE REALLY NEEDED ON ADDRESSING THE GRID ON ADDRESSING THE PANDEMIC, AND INSTEAD ARE DEALING WITH CONTINUED ATTEMPTS AT VOTER SUPPRESSION AND ADDRESSING AND HURTING PEOPLE'S BASIC RIGHTS.

IT STILL COULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH WORSE, AND THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN OUR STATE WHO WILL, UH, BE ABLE TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES, UH, BECAUSE OF WORK THAT YOU DID, WE WILL HAVE A GREATER TAX EQUITY BECAUSE OF THE WORK THAT YOU DID TO MAKE SURE THAT FOLKS THAT ARE A PART OF THE CITY, UH, HAVE TO PAY FOR THE SAME SERVICES THAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS A PART OF THE CITY.

SO THERE IS, UM, YOU MADE A REALLY, REALLY BIG DIFFERENCE, EVERYBODY THAT WORKED ON THIS, THE WHOLE COUNCIL AND THE FOLKS IN THE DELEGATION, OR MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE, EVEN IF IT WAS SUCH A, UM, SUCH A HORRIBLE, SUCH A HORRIBLE SESSION.

SO I ALSO WANT TO EXTEND MY, THANKS TO THE FOLKS WITH TRAVIS DELEGATION AND THE STATE REPS, UM, ACROSS THE STATE THAT CHIMED IN TO DO, TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

SO JUST THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, LIKE MY COLLEAGUES, I APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK THAT YOU DID, BRIE AND IDA ON YOUR, YOUR STAFF AND, AND OUR, UM, CONSULTANTS TO HELP US NAVIGATE THIS SESSION.

I WANTED TO, UM, HIGHLIGHT THE APRS BILL.

AND FIRST I WANTED TO SEE THAT BEEN SIGNED YET.

IT HAS NOT BEEN SIGNED YET, BUT, UM, SINCE IT PASSED TOWARDS THE VERY END OF THE SESSION, I'M NOT SURPRISED I HAVEN'T, THAT'S NOT YET.

GREAT.

SO ONCE THAT IS FINE, I THINK IT'D BE REALLY HELPFUL IF THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE COULD PREPARE A MEMO ON THAT.

UM, FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR, THAT IS A SOLUTION TO OUR, UM, PENSION SITUATION WITH THE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

UM, I THINK THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT, UM, WE HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING OVER A LONG TIME CHAIR OF THE AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE AND MYSELF AND OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS HAVE FORMED A WORKING GROUP FOR THE PENSION SYSTEMS. AND THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST SOLUTIONS OUT OF IT.

UM, REALLY WANT TO APPRECIATE REPRESENTATIVE RODRIGUEZ, UM, HELPING US TO GET THIS OVER THE FINISH LINE AND TO BRING EVERYONE TO THE TABLE SO THAT WE COULD ADDRESS A SHARED PROBLEM AND FIND A WAY FORWARD ON APPRECIATE ADVENT.

WE KNOW IN THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE FOR HELPING US TO, UM, PRIORITIZE, UM, A SOLUTION THERE.

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE FISCAL HEALTH OF OUR CITY AND FOR MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE TAKING CARE OF OUR OFFICERS, UM, IN RETIREMENT, UM, AS WAS PROMISED WHEN THEY JOINED, UM, OUR EMPLOYMENT.

UM, SO THANK YOU ON THAT.

BUT I DO THINK THAT, UM, MUCH OF THAT WORK WAS DONE, UM, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS BECAUSE IT WAS NEGOTIATION.

AND I DON'T KNOW THAT THE COMMUNITY, OUR OFFICERS, ET CETERA, FULLY APPRECIATE THE INVESTMENTS AND THE, UM, THE, THE FISCAL SOUNDNESS OF, OF HOW WE, HOW WE APPROACHED THAT.

SO IF WE COULD DO THAT, THAT'D BE GREAT.

I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE CLOUD COMPUTING.

I KNOW THAT'S REALLY TECHNICAL.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT I ADDED TO, UM, THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA A FEW YEARS AGO.

UM, AND I THINK IT WAS AT REPRESENTATIVE ISRAEL WHO HELPED WITH THAT, I BELIEVE.

UM, AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ASK, I WOULD LIKE SOME FOLLOW UP TO UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH THAT'S GONNA SAVE US, UM, SINCE THAT SHOULD SWITCH STUFF FROM ONM TO DEBT.

UM, AND THOSE EXPENSES ARE GETTING LARGER AND LARGER, WHICH IS ALL THAT MUCH MORE IMPORTANT AS WE HAVE THE THREE AND A HALF PERCENT RATE LEVEL.

UM, AND THEN LASTLY, CAN WE GET SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MEDICAID ITEM AND WHAT THAT'S GONNA ALLOW US TO DO? WE'VE ALSO BEEN DOING WORK WHERE WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO, TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF, UM, MEDICAID

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AND MEDICARE AND OTHER INSURANCE OFFERINGS THAT THE CITY HAS NOT TRADITIONALLY USED.

SO WE'D LOVE SOME MORE INFORMATION ON IT.

WE WILL GET THAT TO YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, ALEX.

YES, KELLY.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

AND THANK YOU, BRIE AND YOUR STAFF AND EVERYONE AT THE CITY WHO WORKED REALLY HARD ON ALL OF THESE ISSUES THROUGHOUT THE SESSION.

THERE'S SO MUCH THAT CAME AT US.

THE FACT THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO KEEP US UPDATED ON A REGULAR BASIS WAS EXTREMELY HELPFUL.

FINALLY, I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY AND NO MATTER HOW YOU FELT ABOUT ANY BILL, THE FACT THAT YOU SHOWED UP TO TALK ABOUT IT AND TO GET ENGAGED IN GOVERNMENT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

AND I URGE ANYONE WHO CARES PASSIONATELY ABOUT ANYTHING, REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU FEEL TO REACH OUT AND LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD AMONG THOSE ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO LEAD OUR GOVERNMENT IN ALL LEVELS.

THANK YOU.

I WANT TO GIVE A REAL SPECIFIC SHOUT OUT TO, UM, REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE RODRIGUEZ FOR HELPING US BRING HOME THE APRS BILL.

THAT WAS A MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT.

I AM HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE, THE CONCERTED EFFORT THAT BREE AND ED ORGANIZED PULLED US ALL TOGETHER AND GOT US IN THERE AS VIRTUAL ROOMS TOGETHER.

IT MADE A DIFFERENCE, THE GOOD ORGANIZING YOU GUYS DID, AND EDDIE, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

IT SETS THE PREDICATE FOR THE NEXT ROUND, WHICH WILL BE FOR, UM, THE EMPLOYEE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

WHERE WOULD IT NEED TO BE DURING SOME, UM, EQUALLY IMPACTFUL AND DIFFICULT WORK ON THE FUNDING FOR OUR CO-CHAIRS, UM, FUNDS AND THAT AFFECTS, UM, EXCEPT FOR THE FIREFIGHTERS PENSION.

AND THAT WILL BE THE MAJORITY OF ALL OF THE PENSIONS WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND SO I FEEL REALLY GOOD, UM, GOING INTO THE NEXT LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN 23, THAT WE WILL ENJOY AN EQUAL SUCCESS LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING THAT WORK WITH YOU, BREE YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I WILL ECHO THE SENTIMENTS OF MY COLLEAGUES AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR, UM, TIRELESS WORK OR TIRESOME WORK.

I DON'T KNOW HOW, HOW YOU WOULD PHRASE IT.

UM, BUT I KNOW THOSE ARE SOME REALLY LONG, HARD HOURS AND YOU DID A GREAT JOB OF KEEPING US UP TO DATE, UM, AS A COUNCIL AND INDIVIDUALLY, AND JUST LETTING US KNOW OF THINGS THAT SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION.

SO I APPRECIATE YOU KEEPING ME UP TO SPEED, ESPECIALLY ON THE JUST ANNEXATION BILLS, UM, WHICH WOULD HAVE HAD A DETRIMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY.

AND SO I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

YES.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE OUTSTANDING JOB, YOU KNOW, EVERY, EVERY 10 YEARS, UH, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST HERE IN THE LAST, SINCE I'VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH POLITICS, YOU KNOW, EVERY THREE, 10 YEARS THIS STATE COMES OUT AND JUST WANTS TO PUNISH AUSTIN.

UH, AND IT'S, IT'S JUST, IT'S GETTING FRUSTRATING TO CONTINUE TO SEE THIS HAPPEN OVER AND OVER.

YOU KNOW, WE WERE THE LIFELINE OF THE STATE, YOU KNOW, WE, WE PROVIDE THEM THE ENERGY THAT THEY NEEDED TO KEEP IT KEEP, UH, TEXAS FROM GOING INTO A MAJOR DISASTER WITH A BLACKOUT.

SO I REALLY WANT TO THANK Y'ALL FOR YOUR EFFORT AND OUR, OUR REPRESENTATIVE OF WORK REAL HARD.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE ANNEXATION PART OF THE LEGISLATION THAT YOU HELPED US AND KEPT IT FROM GOING INTO EFFECT, WHICH IS A GREAT JOB IN, AND I JUST REALLY WANT TO JUST SAY, THANK YOU, COLLEAGUES, THAT'S OUR KITCHEN.

YES.

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD MY THANKS, UM, TO OUR WONDERFUL DELEGATION, UM, AS WELL AS TO, UM, OUR STAFF, UH, AND TO BRIE AND HER TEAM IDA AND EVERYONE, THIS IS VERY DIFFICULT WORK AND REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE EFFORTS THAT YOU ALL HAVE MADE.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ASK YOU, UM, TO GIVE US SOME MORE INFORMATION, YOU CAN FOLLOW UP WITH THE, UM, THE CHANGES THAT THE LEGISLATURE MADE WITH REGARD TO TELEMEDICINE AND IN PARTICULARLY AS THEY RELATE TO TELE-PSYCHIATRY, UM, I'M, I'M AWARE OF WHAT THE, UM, WHAT THE, UH, LEGISLATURE DID, BUT I HAVEN'T DUG INTO THE DETAILS.

AND THAT WILL BE VERY HELPFUL FOR US.

UH, AS WE CONTINUE TO THINK ABOUT THINGS LIKE OUR, UM, OUR MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT THAT WE ADOPTED LAST YEAR,

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THE MENTAL HEALTH DIVERSION PROJECT THAT WE WORK WITH APD ON, UH, THE USE OF TELE-PSYCHIATRY TELE-HEALTH IN GENERAL CAN BE USEFUL IN THAT PROJECT.

SO I JUST LIKE TO UNDERSTAND MORE DETAILS ABOUT EXACTLY WHAT WAS, UH, ADOPTED.

I KNOW THAT, UM, THAT'S ONE OF THE GOOD THINGS THAT TEXAS DID, UH, THIS YEAR.

SO THANK YOU.

I'LL FOLLOW UP.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

I STAND FOR THIS.

THANK YOU FOR YOU.

MY QUESTION IS WHAT DOES THE INTERIM LOOK LIKE FOR YOUR OFFICE AND WORKING WITH COUNCIL OFFICES? IS THERE ANYTHING THAT I SHOULD BE EXPECTING OR, UM, YOU KNOW, CAUSE I KNOW DURING THE INTERIM THERE'S GOING TO BE, UM, COMMITTEE HEARINGS AND ALL SORTS OF THINGS GOING ON.

AND SO WHAT'S THE BEST WAY THAT COUNCIL OFFICES CAN ENGAGE WITH YOUR OFFICE ON THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING.

SO, UM, GOOD QUESTION.

WE WILL KEEP YOU APPRAISED OF WHAT IS GOING ON DURING THE INTERIM.

UM, SO WHEN THEY, YOU KNOW, FIRST WE'RE AND A HALF TO GET PAST THE NEXT SPECIAL, SO LET'S KEEP THAT IN MIND THAT I THINK THE INTERIM IS GOING TO BE, UM, USUALLY SPECIALS HAPPENED IMMEDIATELY AFTER A SESSION AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE OF THEM THAT WE KNOW OF UNTIL THE FALL.

UM, AND SO I DON'T SEE INTERIM COMMITTEES BEING ANNOUNCED TILL AFTER THAT.

UM, BUT ONCE THEY ARE ANNOUNCED AND WE ARE TRACK AND WE DO TRACK THOSE COMMITTEES, WE DO DETERMINE WHETHER WE'RE AN OFFER TESTIMONY OR, AND SO FORTH.

UM, AND WE DO WORK DURING THE INTERIM ON PREPARING, UM, IDEAS AND CONCEPTS, EITHER THAT WE'RE AGAIN DEFENDING, UM, OR THAT WE WANT TO PROMOTE AND WE WILL DEVELOP A PROCESS AND WE WILL KEEP YOU APPRAISED OF ALL OF THAT GOING, UM, THROUGHOUT THE INTERIM.

SO I'M, I'M GOING TO JUST HIGHLIGHT THOUGH, AND I APPRECIATE ALL OF THAT, THAT BATES, THAT GOING INTO THE SPECIAL, UM, IT'LL BE LIKE GOING BACK FOR ROUND TWO AND, AND THAT STILL MAY, EVEN THOUGH THE, YOU KNOW, THE GOVERNOR ISSUES, THE CALL, ANY MEMBER CAN FILE ANY BILL ON ANYTHING.

UM, AND SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET TO GO THROUGH THAT ANOTHER ROUND AND A LOT OF LEGISLATION THAT DIDN'T PASS.

I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED TO SEE IT COME BACK.

UM, AND THEN WE'LL GO INTO HOPEFULLY A REAL INTERIM AFTER THAT.

AND TO BE FRANK, THE NEXT SESSION WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT.

IT'LL GO REAL QUICKLY.

THANK YOU.

AND THEN FOR, I THINK IT WAS HB FIVE, THE BROAD BAN, UM, PLAN BILL.

I MEAN, HAS THAT BEEN SIGNED YET? IT HAS.

LET ME DOUBLE CHECK.

I DON'T LEAVE.

IT'S BEEN SIGNED YET.

IT HAS NOT BEEN SIGNED YET.

OKAY.

YEAH.

I'M STILL VERY CURIOUS IN FOLLOWING AND TRACKING THAT PIECE OF LEGISLATION AS IT RELATES TO BROADBAND ACCESS.

YOU KNOW, I KNOW WE WERE ABLE TO GET, UM, AN URBAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE COUNCIL.

AND SO, UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT IS ONE THAT'S ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR, FOR MY AREA, FOR SOUTHEAST TRAVIS COUNTY AND EXPANDING ACCESS TO WIFI AND LOOKING AT THOSE DISPARITIES.

AND SO I'D BE CURIOUS AND, UM, IN MONITORING, YOU KNOW, HOW QUICKLY THEY'RE ABLE TO ESTABLISH THAT STATEWIDE BROADBAND MAP.

YEAH, WE WILL KEEP, WE WILL MONITOR THE IMPLEMENTATION ABOUT AS WELL.

AND TO YOUR POINT, THAT IS PART OF THE WORK WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO IS MONITOR OUR IMPLEMENTATION.

SOME OF THESE BILLS TO REQUIRE WE'LL MAKE AN AUTHORITY, WILL COMMENT AND WEIGH IN ON THAT AND KEEP YOU ALL APPRAISED OF THAT AS WELL.

GOTCHA.

THANK YOU, COLLEAGUES, BRIE.

I WANNA THANK YOU TOO.

UH, PROUD TO HAVE BEEN PART OF, UH, THAT, UH, LEGISLATIVE OFFICE 20 YEARS AGO WHEN YOU GOT YOUR EARLIEST AND BEST TRAINING, UH, AND, AND HELPED LAUNCH THIS YOUR CAREER, UH, TO YOUR STAFF.

UM, AS EVERYBODY KNOWS, THERE'S NOT A LOT OF SLEEP INVOLVED, UH, A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DELEGATION AS A CITY, WE DO NOT MAKE OUR DELEGATION'S WORK EASY.

WE MAKE IT HARD AND WE MAKE IT HARD ON SO MANY DIFFERENT LEVELS, UH, AS THEY HAVE TO DEFEND THE, THE, THE WORK OF OUR COMMUNITY.

UH, BUT IT ALSO IMPACTS THEIR ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO PUSH FORWARD ON THEIR INITIATIVES, A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE PEOPLE THAT, THAT REALLY, UM, COMPROMISED OR PUT IN DANGER, THEIR AGENDA, UH, IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE CITY IN WAYS THAT WE WERE ASKING THEM TO DO THAT.

UM, SO ISRAEL, UM, DEAN, UH, ABOUT, UH, HOWARD, UH, UH, VICKI GOODWIN, ALL OF WHO REALLY STEPPED OUT AND REALLY VISIBLE WAYS, UH, IN, IN WAYS THAT THAT HAD REAL PRICES TO PAY FOR THEM.

BUT EVERYBODY HAD HEARD THAT ALLEGATION PAY PRICES AND EVERYBODY IN OUR DELEGATION STEPPED UP WHEN THEY WERE ASKED TO DO THAT.

GINA DID CHERYL, DID AARON, DID EVERYBODY DID THIS WAY AS WE MOVED THROUGH THIS? AND YES, I HAD MY APPRECIATION TO REPRESENT A GRIEVANCE AS WELL.

HE ACTUALLY SAW AN OPPORTUNITY THAT NO ONE ELSE SAW,

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UH, AND THEN WAS ABLE TO DELIVER ON THAT WORKING WITH, UH, THE LARGER GROUP AS A COUNSELOR, A PIECE SAW THAT OPPORTUNITY EARLY WHEN NO ONE ELSE DID THANKS TO SENATOR, UH, UH, AIRCARD UH, CAUSE AGAIN, WHICH HAS HER LIFE REALLY HARD.

AND INSTEAD OF THERE'S OPERATOR WHO REALLY TAKES AN ACTIVE INTEREST IN HER SENATE DISTRICT THAT IS IN, UH, IN, IN, IN AUSTIN.

SO THANK YOU.

I'M GONNA HEAR, DO WE HAVE A THANK YOU? GREAT.

DO WE HAVE TIME MANAGER TO DO THE ABC BEFORE WE BREAK FOR LUNCH? OKAY.

PRIMARY CUTS OVER KITCHEN.

UM, I DO HAVE A, WELL, JUST A SMALL NUMBER OF QUESTIONS THAT I'LL NEED TO RAISE.

SO MAYOR RESCHEDULE TO TAKE A LUNCH BREAK.

WE SAID NOON-ISH AND I'M ON THE FIFTH.

WE COULD SLIP IN ABC PRESENTATION AND SEE IF WE CAN ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS IT'S COMING.

I THINK IT'LL TAKE 30 MINUTES.

I MEAN, I JUST, REALISTICALLY I THINK IT'S GOING TO TAKE 15 TO 30 MINUTES EASY AND LET'S HOLD OFF.

THEN.

WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO THEN IS WE'LL TAKE A BREAK HERE AT, UH, AT NOON.

UH, WE'RE GOING TO RECONVENE BACK IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, UH, AND THEN COME BACK OUT FOR THE, UH, UH, PRESENTATION FOR PULLED ITEMS AND DISCUSSION.

UH, WHEN WE GO INTO EXECUTIVE

[E. Executive Session]

SESSION, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE UP, UH, UH, THREE ITEMS, UH, PURSUANT TO FIVE, FIVE, ONE OH SEVEN ONE, THE GOVERNMENT GO.

WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS LEGAL ISSUES RELATED TO A HOUSE BILL 1900, UH, PURSUANT TO FIVE, FIVE, ONE OH SEVEN ONE AND FIVE FIVE, 107 TWO.

WE'RE GONNA DISCUSS LEGAL ISSUES AND REAL ESTATE MATTERS RELATED TO A HISTORIC PRESERVATION AFFORDABLE HOUSING QUESTION, UH, ON, UH, ITEM, UH, PURSUANT TO FIVE, FIVE, ONE OH SEVEN FOR THE GOVERNMENT CODE.

WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS PERSONNEL MATTERS RELATED ITEM E FIVE, UH, APPOINTMENT DUTIES, EVALUATION OF THE MANAGER, UM, THE, UH, AUSTIN ENERGY ITEM, UH, REALLY CAN'T COME UP INTO THURSDAY SINCE THE DIRECTOR IS NOT WITH US.

STAFF HAS ASKED FOR E THREE TO BE MOVED TO, UH, THURSDAY, UH, AS WELL.

THAT'S THE MENTAL STRATEGY QUESTION? SO THE THREE WE'RE GOING TO BE TRYING TO GET THROUGH ARE THE THREE THAT I LISTED WITHOUT OBJECTION, THEN IT IS TROUBLED TO, UH, WE'LL RECONVENE AT ONE O'CLOCK BEFORE WE DO THAT, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER LS, I HAD GOTTEN DONE HISTORIC START PRESERVATION WAS GOING TO BE THURSDAY.

DID I GET THAT WRONG? UH, THERE WAS A CHANGE IN PLANS DURING THE BREAK.

UH, SO TO BE AND WITH THAT A TRAUMA TO, OR WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THIS MEETING INTO RECESS, I'LL SEE YOU AT ONE O'CLOCK AND EXECUTIVE SESSION.

UH, WE'RE OUT OF CLOSED SESSION IN CLOSED SESSION, WE DISCUSSED, UM, LEGAL ITEMS RELATED TO ITEM E TWO.

WE DISCUSSED REAL ESTATE ITEMS RELATED TO E FOUR.

WE DISCUSSED PERSONNEL MATTERS RELATED TO EFI.

UM, THE TIME IS, UH, FOUR 32.

I AM RECONVENING THE, UH, REGULAR COUNCIL WORK SESSION.

WE HAVE 30 MINUTES LEFT BEFORE WE HAVE A HARD STOP AT FIVE O'CLOCK.

SO THE COMMISSIONS CAN TAKE OVER THE, UH, THE ROOM.

SO WHAT I THINK WOULD BE APPROPRIATE AT THIS POINT IS WE HAVE LOTS OF POLLED ITEMS, AND WE ALSO HAVE THE PRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE AEDC.

UH, AND WE HAVE THE, UH, HOMELESSNESS, UH, AND RELATED ITEM DISCUSSION.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET TO THE LATTER ONE.

UH, WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IS GO THROUGH THE POLL ITEMS, UH, WITH AN IDEA HERE OF HAVING A COMPLETE CONVERSATION, BUT MOSTLY TO LET PEOPLE IDENTIFY ISSUES THAT THEY WANT TO IDENTIFY FOR THE COLLEAGUES AND FOR STAFF.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, THEN WE'LL BE PICKING THOSE THINGS UP THEN ON THURSDAY, BUT MAYBE HEADS UP AS TO WHAT MAY BE ROBIN MANAGER.

I'M GOING TO DO THE SAME THING WITH RESPECT TO THE ABC PRESENTATION, WHICH WE CAN ALSO DO ON THURSDAY.

BUT IF FOR WHATEVER REASON THERE ARE ISSUES OR ITEMS

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OR WHATEVER THAT YOU WANT TO HIGHLIGHT QUICKLY WITH RESPECT TO THE HAITI VC BEFORE WE GET TO THURSDAY, OR WE CAN DO THAT AS WELL.

ALL RIGHT, I'M GOING TO RUN

[A. Pre-Selected Agenda Items]

THROUGH THE ITEMS. I'M GOING TO CALL THE ITEMS THAT WERE PUT ON THE, UH, POURED LIST.

FIVE 16, 1737, 77, 78, 86 91.

I'M GOING TO GO BACK.

COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY HAS PULLED ITEM THREE.

UH, SO WE'LL GET TO THAT AT THE END OF THAT, WE'LL DO THE AEDC, UH, DEAL IF THAT'S NECESSARY.

YES.

AS WORK, UM, MINE WAS JUST PULLED IN CASE ANY COUNCIL MEMBERS HAD ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING IT, REGARDING IT AHEAD OF THE MEETING.

SO IF THERE'S NO QUESTIONS, I DON'T MIND TAKING IT OFF.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL JUST RUN THROUGH ALL RIGHT.

ITEM NUMBER FIVE, COUNCIL MEMBER.

TOBRA SHOULD WE COME BACK TO THAT AT THE END IN MIND, IF YOU DID THE OTHERS FIRST ITEM NUMBER 16.

SO I PULLED THIS BECAUSE, UM, IN THE, IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CONVERSATION THAT SOME OF US HAD WITH CAP METRO AND WITH OTHERS ABOUT THE BILL THAT THEY HAD PROPOSED TO THE LEGISLATURE, THERE WERE VARIOUS, THERE WERE VARIOUS ISSUES TO WHICH THE ANSWER WAS, WE WERE GOING TO NEGOTIATE THOSE AND PUT THEM INTO THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT.

AND IT WASN'T CLEAR TO ME WHAT RELATIONSHIP 16 HAS TO THAT JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT.

I COULD ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT, AND IT DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY SOME OF THOSE COMPONENTS WERE NOT IN IT.

UM, IT'S NOW MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS IS THAT WHAT WE'RE BEING ASKED TO DO IS A COMPONENT OF THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT.

SO I'M NOT SURE I'M NOT ENTIRELY CLEAR ON WHY WE'RE DOING THIS NOW, BUT I, IF STAFF, IF MY UNDERSTANDING AT THE MOMENT IS NOT CLEAR, IT IS NOT ACCURATE.

IF THEY WOULD CONFIRM THAT THIS IS THE ONE THAT THIS IS THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT, BECAUSE THEN I DO HAVE BIGGER QUESTIONS AND THAT'S, AND I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN DOES TOO.

OKAY.

IS STAFF YOU CONFIRM THAT THIS IS JUST THE ONE? YEAH.

AND I TRUST, I TRUST THE ANSWER I GOT.

SO IF I'M WRONG THAN IF THEY COULD JUST LET ME KNOW.

OKAY.

SOUNDS GOOD FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH.

IF, IF COUNCIL MEMBER TO-DO'S WRONG, LET HIM ALL THE REST OF US KNOW BECAUSE THAT'S NOT STAMPING AS WELL.

MAYOR ADVANTEL CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.

SHE'S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

THIS IS NOT THE GA JPA.

OKAY.

UH, AND, UM, I HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THIS AMENDMENT ABOUT THIS DOC IS, UH, ILA AND, UH, ASKED A SERIES OF QUESTIONS THAT HAVE POSTED ON THE MESSAGE BOARD.

I MAY HAVE AN AMENDMENT FOR IT, OR SEVERAL AMENDMENTS FOR IT.

I'M GOING TO BE TALKING TO STAFF TOMORROW.

I AM VERY CONCERNED THAT WE'RE BRINGING FORWARD THIS ISLE ILA, UH, IN THE CONTEXT THAT IT'S ISOLATED AND SEPARATED FROM A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE WHOLE FLOW OF FUNDS, BECAUSE WHAT THIS DOES IS, AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR OUR, FOR US TO UNDERSTAND, IS IT COMMITS OUR, UM, TRANSFER OF TAX DOLLARS TO ATP, UM, AND WITH NO, WITH THIS DOCUMENT, NEVER COMING BACK TO US, UH, THIS DOCUMENT CAN BE AMENDED IN THE FUTURE, BUT IT TAKES THE AGREEMENT OF BOTH ATP AND THE CITY.

SO WE'RE MAKING A COMMITMENT.

NOW.

NOW I DO WANT TO SAY THAT, UM, AND THERE ARE SOME JUDGMENT CALLS MADE IN THIS.

MOST OF THIS IS SET BY THE CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS, AND WE KNOW THAT WE'LL BE TRANSFERRING THESE DOLLARS, BUT THERE ARE A FEW JUDGMENT POLLS THAT ARE MADE, UM, IN THIS DOCUMENT.

AND THE BIGGEST CONCERN THAT I HAVE IS WE HAVE NOT YET HAD THE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW OUR CITY STAFF IS PAID.

SO WE SEND DOLLARS TO ATP ATP SINCE DOLLARS BACK TO US.

BUT WITH THAT, THAT ATP'S DOLLARS BACK TO US FOR OUR STAFF.

WE HAVE NOT HAD THAT CONVERSATION YET, AND I AM UNCOMFORTABLE, UM, GOING I'M UNCOMFORTABLE, UM, APPROVING IT HAS A, UH, YOU KNOW, UH, IT DOESN'T HAVE A TERM LIMIT ON IT.

SO WHAT I WOULD PREFER IS SINCE WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION RIGHT NOW, AND I KNOW THE FUNDS ARE NEEDED BY ATP, UH, I THINK THE EASIEST WAY TO ADDRESS MY CONCERNS IS TO JUST MAKE THIS A ONE-YEAR TERM OR ONLY, OR MAKE IT A ONE-YEAR TERM OR UNTIL, UNTIL WE, UM, GET THE JPA, THE JPA IS GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF DETAILS IN IT.

YOU KNOW, I SPOKE TO THAT.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET IT NOW UNTIL PROBABLY OCTOBER.

SO, UM, AND WE'RE ALSO ABOUT TO GO INTO A BUDGET PROCESS WHERE WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING, ANY INFORMATION AT THIS POINT YET ABOUT HOW WE'RE PAYING FOR CITY STAFF.

SO, UM, I HAVE SOME OTHER CONCERNS ABOUT IT THAT I'M SHARING WITH STAFF THAT ARE MORE WORDING CONDUCT CONCERN, BUT THAT'S MY OVERARCHING CONCERN, UM, AT THIS POINT.

AND, UM, CAN YOU POSTED THIS TO THE MESSAGE BOARD I HAVE AND I'VE LET STAFF KNOW.

AND SO HEADS

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UP THAT I'M GOING TO BE PROPOSING THAT WE, THE SIMPLEST WAY TO ADDRESS MY CONCERNS IS JUST CHANGE THE TERM OF THIS FOR A MINUTE.

AND THEN THAT GIVES US TIME TO ADDRESS EVERYTHING ELSE AS PART OF THE JPA, WHEN IT COMES BACK, ITEM NUMBER 17, REMEMBER KITCHEN, DID YOU PUT THEM IN THE Q AND A, IS THAT WHAT YOU MEAN? YES.

THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE QUEUE THERE'S SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE Q AND A DON'T CHECK THAT YOU SAID MESSAGE BOARD.

I JUST WANT TO BE SURE.

NO, I'M SORRY.

IT WAS Q AND A, IT WAS Q AND A.

THANKS.

AND I SHARE THOSE.

I SHARE THOSE.

I APPRECIATE YOU RAISING THEM.

AND I SHARE THOSE CONCERNS.

UM, 17, I PULLED BECAUSE THERE IT'S ABOUT A 500 PAGE, 498 PAGE, UM, HAZARD MITIGATION ACTION PLAN.

THAT SEEMS VERY RELEVANT TO THE CONVERSATIONS THAT WE'RE HAVING ON COUNCIL AND IN THE COMMUNITY AND VIA OUR AUDIT ABOUT OUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE.

I SEE IN THE RCA THAT THERE IS AN ATTEMPT TO UPDATE IT BASED ON THE RESULT OF THE ACT, UH, BASED ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT COME OUT OF THE AFTER ACTION REPORT.

BUT I NEEDED TO ASK STAFF IF THERE'S A TIME SENSITIVITY, I DOUBT VERY MANY OF US ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO REALLY GIVE THAT DOCUMENT THE ATTENTION IT NEEDS THIS WEEK, GIVEN ITS LENGTH AND, UH, EVERYTHING ELSE THAT'S GOING ON.

SO IS THERE, IS THERE A TIME SENSITIVITY AND I UNDERSTAND THERE MAY BE BECAUSE OF FEMA REQUIREMENTS.

SO, UH, HELLO COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO THIS IS EVA LONGMORE SENDING IN FOR ONE OR TEAS.

UM UM, SO YES, THERE IS A TIME SENSITIVITY.

UH, THE PLANNING PROCESS FOR THE HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN IS A FAIRLY LENGTHY, UH, THIS YEAR.

UM, IT GOES TO FEMA TO PRELIMINARILY APPROVE.

UH, THEY THEN, UH, WILL OFFICIALLY APPROVE IT ONCE IT HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY COUNCIL.

UM, AND WE HAVE THE DATE, THE LAST PLAN EXPIRES, UM, TO HAVE IT APPROVED AND THE LAST PLAN EXPIRES IN AUGUST.

GOTCHA.

THANK YOU.

UM, OKAY.

THAT'S UP, THAT'S UP CONCERN, BUT I'LL, I'LL MULL THAT OVER.

OKAY.

37.

UM, I GUESS I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT THE ACTUAL DATE IS.

I ALSO PULLED 17 HAPPY BEFORE WE GO TO 30 ALTER ANYTHING ON 17.

SO AT THE SAME QUESTION ON THE, UM, THE URGENCY FOR IT, I'M REALLY CONCERNED THAT THIS DOESN'T HAVE THE STORM YURI REPORT IN IT.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW THAT PROCESS WORKS? UH, YES.

SO, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, AS I MENTIONED, UH, IT IS A FAIRLY LENGTHY PROCESS, SO IT REALLY OCCURRED PRIOR TO THE WINTER STORM URI.

UM, WE DO RECOGNIZE OBVIOUSLY THAT, UM, THAT WAS, UH, ROUGH BED AND IT WILL REFLECTED AN ADDENDUM TO THAT PLAN.

THERE WILL IT PAY ON, UM, AT THIS POINT, BUT THE PLAN ITSELF WAS PRELIMINARILY APPROVED BY FEMA PRIOR TO THAT WINTER STORM.

OKAY.

AND, UM, DOES THE ADDENDUM COME BACK TO COUNCIL? I WILL CHECK IN, UM, WITH MY OFFICE ON THAT, BUT WE CAN, I THINK CERTAINLY, UM, MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

OKAY.

UM, YEAH, SO, SO I HAVE THOSE CONCERNS ALSO WOULD LIKE TO KNOW, AND WE'LL PUT THIS IN THE Q AND A, LIKE TO NOTE, WHAT ARE THE MAJOR UPDATES TO THE PLAN? UM, RELATIVE TO BEFORE THERE, THE LITTLE I WAS ABLE TO REVIEW, THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF, UM, CLARITY IN WHAT WAS UPDATED AND WHAT WAS NEW.

UM, AND SO I WILL NEED THAT.

UM, YOU KNOW, THERE WERE, THERE WERE SOME THINGS THAT WERE MISSING.

UM, IT DOESN'T LIVE, YOU KNOW, I LOOKED AT A COUPLE OF PLACES JUST FOR EXAMPLES TABLES, 73 DOESN'T LIST, WHICH FACILITIES ARE IN HIGH-RISK WILDFIRE AREAS.

UM, OUR WATER FACILITIES ARE OFTEN IN HIGH-RISK WILDFIRE AREAS.

THEY'RE NOT LISTED.

UM, YOU KNOW, UM, I QUESTIONED SOME OF THE CONCLUSIONS THAT WERE MADE ON THIS IN TERMS OF WILDFIRE, UM, WHICH WAS A SECTION THAT I WAS ABLE TO LOOK AT.

SO I'M GOING TO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT'S APPROPRIATE IF YOU CAN DOCUMENT IN THE Q AND A, UM, THE ISSUES FOR APPROVAL.

UM, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

I UNDERSTAND THAT WE MAY HAVE TO GET IT APPROVED AND PERHAPS YOU CAN OUTLINE A PROCESS WHERE WE CAN COME BACK AND REVISIT

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IT AND MEET THE NEEDS OF FEMA AND MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A SAID AS A CITY ARE NOT USING THIS PLAN, UM, TO GUIDE US WHEN IT'S NOT, UM, UP-TO-DATE AND UP TO SPEED FROM SOME OF OUR, UM, ISSUES.

THERE WERE, THERE WERE MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS FOR DATE AND PROVIDE THAT AS WELL.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

OKAY, LET'S GO THEN.

I DON'T REMEMBER.

77.

OKAY.

UM, I IT'S, UH, THANK YOU, MAYOR 37 MAYOR.

AND THIS IS, THIS IS THE ITEM THAT I'VE REFERENCED A COUPLE OF TIMES.

I THINK WE'RE, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO ADDRESS IT HERE TODAY, BUT I'M INTERESTED TO KNOW WITH REGARD TO 37, I WANT TO EXPLORE THE NOTION OF, OR THAT I WANT TO EXPLORE THE QUESTION OF WHETHER WE CAN DRAW DOWN, UM, ANY OF THE 30 MILLION THAT WE INTEND THAT WE HAD INTENDED TO GENERATE WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF USING IT FOR HOMELESSNESS.

AND I WANT TO TALK THROUGH THE FACT THAT WALNUT CREEK CONSERVANCY WAS ABLE TO DRAW DOWN SOME OF THEIR MONEY EARLY, AND WHETHER THIS IS AN OPTION, BASICALLY I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN.

SO THAT'S MY, THAT'S MY ISSUE WITH WALLER CREEK ITEM, OR THAT'S THE QUESTION I HAVE ABOUT 37.

SO IT'S REALLY ONE TO BE ADDRESSED WITHIN SEVEN DAYS.

AND WHETHER 37 PASSAGE IN A WAY IMPACTS OUR ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO DRAW DOWN THAT 30 MILLION, EVEN IF WE WEREN'T DOING IT AT THE SAME MOMENT.

THANK YOU FOR PULLING THAT UP.

PULL, I PULL UP 77 AND 78.

UM, I DIDN'T REALIZE WE HAD A DISCUSSION ITEM TO TALK ABOUT THOSE.

WE WON'T HAVE TOO MUCH TIME TO TALK ABOUT OUR ABOVE AND THAT'S WHY I PULLED THEM.

I DID HAVE ONE QUESTION FOR STAFF THOUGH.

I THINK IT'S ON, I'M NOT SURE WHICH OF THE NUMBERS, BUT IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, DEPENDING ON WHAT WE FIGURE OUT, HOW DO WE HANDLE THE CORRESPONDING BUDGET AMENDMENT PIECE? I UNDERSTAND THIS WAS MEANT TO BE, UM, KIND OF GLOBAL.

UM, BUT HOW DO WE MAKE SURE THAT HAPPENS APPROPRIATELY IN THE COURSE OF OUR MEETING ON THURSDAY, IF WE MAKE CHANGES FROM WHAT THE STAFF PROPOSED, DO WE HAVE TO PREPARE AMENDMENTS TO THE BUDGET PIECE OR JUST THE FRAMEWORK PIECE, OR I THINK THE FRAMEWORK PIECE, I THINK THE ONLY BUDGET OR RELATES TO POINT FOR THE FRAMEWORK PIECE, WHICH COULD BE CAPABLE OF BEING AMENDED.

OKAY.

BUT DOES THAT MEAN THAT WE'RE JUST AMENDING THE EXHIBIT PART OF 77? YES, I THINK SO.

MOST PEOPLE WOULDN'T MAKE IT UNDER MEMBERS MEMBERS.

THAT'S CERTAINLY POSSIBLE WAY TO DO THAT.

OKAY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE MINDFUL THAT WHATEVER WE ARE DOING AND CHANGING, UM, THERE IS A PIECE SELL, YOU KNOW, IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE GOING TO PUT A PLUG IN FOR THE CREATIVES.

I HAVE AN ITEM LATER ON THAT IS SPECIFYING TO GET MONEY OUT TO THE CREATIVES FOR THE NONPROFIT SECTOR AND THAT MONEY NEEDS TO BE IN THE BUDGET AMENDMENT SO THAT THAT MONEY CAN GET OUT THE DOOR.

UM, THE WHOLE POINT OF THAT AMENDMENT, BUT THE WHOLE POINT OF MY IFC IS TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T GET TO AUGUST BEFORE SEPTEMBER, BEFORE WE HAVE LUNCH.

I MEAN, OUT TO THE CREATIVE NON-PROFITS, UM, BUT THAT WOULD GET IT OUT SOONER.

AND SO I JUST DON'T, I NEED TO KNOW WHAT I NEED TO KNOW, ASSUMING THAT WE PASS A FRAMEWORK FOR OUR BA THAT HAS MONEY FOR CREATIVE, OR IF WE DON'T, I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN FOR THAT BUDGET CORRESPONDING BUTTON AMENDMENT, BECAUSE I WAS TOLD NOT TO MAKE A SEPARATE BUDGET AMENDMENT COUNCIL MEMBERS IS ED VANDANA, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.

YOU WON'T NEED TO MAKE A SEPARATE BUDGET AMENDMENT ITEM 78 IS TO APPROPRIATE THE $49.4 MILLION.

AND WE WILL ALLOCATE THOSE DOLLARS TO THE PROGRAMS THAT YOU APPROVE AS PART OF THE FRAMEWORK ON ITEM 77.

THE FISCAL NOTE FOR ITEM 78 DOES SHOW AN ALLOCATION BASED UPON STAFF RECOMMENDATION, BUT THAT'S JUST A FISCAL NOTE.

THE ORDINANCE ITSELF IS APPROPRIATING THE FUNDS AND WE WILL PUT THOSE FUNDS INTO THE BUCKETS THAT YOU APPROVED THROUGH YOUR FRAMEWORK.

OKAY.

BUT THEN I ALSO, IF WE DON'T APPROVE THE FRAMEWORK, I HAVE THE OTHER 2 MILLION, WHICH I WAS HOPING THAT WE COULD STILL MOVE FORWARD WITH.

SO WE JUST NEED TO BE WATCHFUL OF ON THURSDAY, IF THAT'S WHERE WE LAND.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S WHERE WE'RE GOING TO LAND.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I'LL FOLLOW UP WITH A LILA FIRESIDE.

I STILL DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE A PROBLEM IF YOU'D BEEN APPROVED THE FRAMEWORK.

IF YOU ONLY WANTED TO APPROVE THE $2 MILLION, WE COULD AUTHORIZE THIS ORDINANCE FOR AN AMOUNT LOWER THAN THE $49 MILLION.

WE CAN'T AUTHORIZE IT FOR MORE THAN THAT ONCE IT'S POSTED, BUT I'LL FOLLOW UP WITH THAT.

I THINK WE WILL BE ABLE TO STILL ACCOMMODATE YOU WITHIN WHAT'S BEEN POSTED.

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GREAT.

OKAY.

ITEM 86 HAS A TERRIBLE YOU'RE MUTED.

YEAH.

SORRY.

I HIT THE LEAVE LEAVE EVENT BUTTON INSTEAD OF THE MUTE.

UM, I PULLED THIS OUT BECAUSE I HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR LEASE, BUT I AM CONCERNED THAT WE, I AM NOT AWARE THAT YET HAVE A CONSISTENT POLICY, PARDON ME FOR OUR LEASES WITH REGARD TO NON-PROFITS THAT IS REFLECTIVE OF THE FINDINGS OF THE 2019 AUDIT.

SO, UH, JUST QUICKLY, UM, THE 2019 AUDIT ON CITY LEASES POINTED TO SEVERAL FINDINGS, UM, THAT THERE'S NOT A CONSISTENT PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING AND AWARDING LEASES AT BELOW MARKET RENT.

THERE'S NO GUIDING POLICY ON HOW TO SELECT TENANTS AND MAKE RENT RATE DECISIONS, LITTLE TO NO DOCUMENTATION REGARDING HOW TENANTS WERE SELECTED, HOW RENT RATE DECISIONS WERE MADE.

UM, AGAIN, NOT A CONSISTENT PROCESS TO DETERMINE PERFORMANCE MEASURES.

THERE ARE OTHER FINDINGS THAT ARE RELEVANT RENT OUT TO THE CITY WAS NOT PAID IN A TIMELY MANNER, ET CETERA.

YOU KNOW, NONE OF THESE ARE CONCERNS I HAVE ABOUT ART, AT LEAST WITH THE RED CROSS, BUT I AM CONCERNED THIS IS ONE OF THOSE AREAS WHERE I THINK, UM, THE CITY'S RELATIONSHIP WITH OUTSIDE ENTITIES HAS, HAS DEVELOPED IN AN INFORMAL PROCESS IN AN INFORMAL WAY.

AND, AND WE NEED, WE NEED AFFIRMING CONSISTENT PROCESS.

SO I'M GOING TO, I'M PREPARED TO SUPPORT THIS ON THURSDAY.

AND YOU KNOW, OF COURSE THE AMERICAN RED CROSS HAS JUST BEEN A TREMENDOUS PARTNER AND I SUPPORT THEIR CONTINUED USE OF THAT SPACE AND THE LEASE.

AND A LOT OF OUR OTHER NONPROFITS WHO ARE LEASING SPACE ARE ALSO GOOD, BUT, BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT WE NEED, WE REALLY DO NEED A, A VERY FAIR, CONSISTENT, UM, REALLY ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS.

I DON'T, I DON'T REALLY BELIEVE THAT THEY SHOULD BE POLICY ISSUES.

I THINK THEY SHOULD BE, UM, UH, IT SHOULD BE A DIFFERENT KIND OF PROCESS.

HELLO, THIS IS MICHAEL GATES, INTERIM OFFICER REAL ESTATE SERVICES.

SO WE HAVE A DRAFT OF THAT POLICY ADDRESSING NONPROFIT LEASES, AND WE SHOULD HAVE THAT READY FOR SEYMOUR REVIEW SHORTLY.

RIGHT.

WELL, I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT.

SO WE DON'T NEED TO INITIATE ANY CHANGES IN THAT REGARD.

WE'RE GOING TO BE REVIEWING THE POLICY THAT YOU'VE DRAFTED, AND THAT SHOULD ANSWER SOME OF THE CONCERNS THAT I JUST RAISED THAT WERE PRESENT IN THE AUDIT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. GATES, UM, MANAGER.

I LOOK FORWARD TO, TO OUR, UM, BEING ABLE TO REVIEW AND, AND ACT ON THAT, UM, PRIOR TO ANY, ANY FUTURE LEASES SO SOON, I GUESS, THANKS VERY MUCH.

OKAY.

I STILL NEED TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THIS, NOT PULL UP TO BETTER UNDERSTAND BECAUSE THE LEASES IN WHAT THEIR EXISTING LEASES AND WITH THE RED CROSS, BUT ONLY INDIRECTLY WITH THE RED CROSS.

SO THERE'S SOME DETAILS I JUST NEED TO BETTER UNDER UNDERSTAND AND MAYOR.

THANKS FOR SAYING THAT, THAT FLAGGED A QUESTION I HAD THAT WE CAN ADDRESS, I GUESS, ON THURSDAY, BUT THERE WERE, THERE WAS SOME LANGUAGE AND THEN IT SHIFTED IN THE ONE DRAFT TO ANOTHER, BUT THERE IS SOME LANGUAGE THAT SEEMS TO BE ALLOWING THEM TO REDEVELOP THE SITE.

AND I WANT TO BE SURE TO UNDERSTAND WHETHER THAT'S REDEVELOPING IT FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS ON THEIR EXISTING MISSION OR OTHER PURPOSES, SO THAT I THINK LINKS TO THE CONCERN YOU JUST RAISED OR THE QUESTION YOU JUST RAISED.

OKAY.

I REMEMBER, UH, MAYBE ONE.

SO AGAIN, THIS IS RELATED TO THE ARPA AND I JUST, UM, YOU KNOW, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COMING FROM RESERVES WHEN WE HAVE OUR BA AND I THINK I HAVE A POTENTIAL SOLUTION.

I JUST WANT TO FLAG THAT IT, I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THE SOLUTION WORKS WITH THE POSTING LANGUAGE FOR THIS, BUT IT WORKS WITH THE FRAMEWORK.

SO, UM, I GUESS AS SOON AS I HAVE ENOUGH CLARITY ON MY PROPOSAL, I WILL, I WILL BRING THAT FORWARD.

UM, BUT, UM, YOU KNOW, I DO WANT TO FLAG WITH OUR DISCUSSION FROM THE OTHER WEEK, THE OTHER DAY, I GUESS IT WAS, FEELS LIKE THE OTHER WEEK, UM, THAT WE HAVE THE, UM, 22 MILLION IN RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

AND WE HAD ASKED WHETHER WE KNEW WHEN THAT WOULD LIKE TO COME.

AND THEN WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE BRIDGE FUNDING IN CASE IT DIDN'T.

AND WE WANT TO MEET THE NEED FOR EVICTION, BUT THERE'S SOME UNCERTAINTY ABOUT WHAT THE LEVEL OF THAT, UM, NEED IS.

UM, BUT IT, IT REALLY MAKES MORE SENSE TO DISCUSS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE WHOLE OVERALL OUR, BUT THIS ONE, I KIND OF KIND OF FLAG THAT.

IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU NO LONGER HAVE THE REQUIREMENTS THAT YOU HAD UNDER THE CARES ACT AND THAT OUR BUCK CAN MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE'RE TRYING TO REACH WITH.

UM, BARBA FUNDING THROUGH THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE RIGHT THERE.

I ALSO

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WANT TO FLAG BASED ON OUR CONVERSATION, WHATEVER THAT WAS, I THINK IT WAS YESTERDAY, BUT WHATEVER IT WAS, UM, THAT, UH, I'VE, UH, KATIE POWERS HAS CIRCULATED A NEW DRAFT THAT ADDS A NEW PARTS TO THE ORDINANCE.

AND IT READS THAT AS PART OF THE UPCOMING BUDGET PROCESS, THE CITY MANAGER MAY RECOMMEND RETURNING ANY REMAINING FUNDS TO THE RESERVES.

IF THE FUNDS ARE NO LONGER NEEDED TO PREVENT WIDESPREAD EVICTION.

AND SO, UM, I WOULD INTEND TO MOVE THIS FORWARD, SUCH THAT IF IT TURNS OUT THAT WE AREN'T GETTING A SURGEON APPLICATIONS AND THAT OUR STAFF EVALUATES IT AND THEY AREN'T NEEDED TO PREVENT WIDESPREAD EVICTION, THAT DURING OUR BUDGET PROCESS, WE COULD ALLOCATE THESE TO ANOTHER USE OF, I THINK IT'S THE BRIDGE FUNDING IS POTENTIALLY IMPORTANT.

UM, BUT EVEN IF THOSE FEDERAL FUNDS DO COME IN, I THINK EVEN THE MOST REALLY CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATES ARE THAT THOSE FEDERAL DOLLARS ARE NOT GOING TO GET US THERE.

UM, UH, NO MATTER HOW CONSERVATIVELY I ESTIMATED I WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE MONEY THAN THE FEDERAL DOLLARS COME IN AT.

UM, AND IN MY VIEW, I WOULD BE WILLING TO, YOU KNOW, IF WE WERE HAVING THAT KIND OF A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE, THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING I WOULD POTENTIALLY CONSIDER FOR EVEN GOING BELOW 12%, IF THAT'S WHAT WE'RE POTENTIALLY FACING, BUT WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING IS NOT EVEN GOING BELOW THE 12%.

UH, SO I'M INTERESTED IN WHAT SOLUTIONS OTHER SOLUTIONS FOLKS MIGHT BRING FORWARD.

BUT I HOPE THAT THIS ONE WOULD BE HELPFUL TO SAY IF OUR STAFF EVALUATES IT AND WE DON'T NEED THAT, WE DON'T NEED THIS LEVEL OF FUNDING THAT IN THE BUDGET PROCESS, THEY COULD, UH, WE CAN WASH IT INTO RESERVES, INSURER, OTHER NEED.

OKAY.

YEAH.

I'LL LOOK FOR THAT TOO.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT SLIDE.

I DON'T REMEMBER 91, OR WE JUST HAD THAT.

SO ITEM NUMBER TWO, THE SE NCR THAT'S BEEN ADDRESSED.

YES, KIM, KATHY ITEM FIVE, AND THEN GO LAST THOUGH.

WE HAVE ZERO TIME TO DISCUSS AND I WANT TO GIVE THE MANAGER SECOND.

WAS THERE ANYTHING ON THE ADC ON THAT PRESENTATION MANAGER THAT YOU WANTED TO DO IDENTIFY BEFORE WE ACTUALLY HEARD THE PRESENTATION ON THURSDAY? IT IS IN YOUR BACKUP.

AND SO WE WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT TO MAKE SURE THAT IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, YOU CAN PUT THEM IN THE Q AND A, WE CAN ADDRESS THEM THAT TIME AS WELL.

OKAY.

UM, KATHY, DID YOU WANT ME TO HIT FIVE? DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING ON ADC N YOU'RE MUTED? UH, I HAD PULLED THE ITEM, BUT IT DIDN'T SHOW UP AS PULL BECAUSE WE HAD THE PRESENTATION.

SO YES, THIS IS JUST A HEADS UP.

I HAVE ASKED STAFF TO MAKE AN AMENDMENT RELATED TO A DENIM THREE, WHICH HAS TO DO WITH THEIR CREATIVE SPACE BONDS.

THE CURRENT LANGUAGE IN THE DOCUMENT DOES NOT REFLECT, UH, THE AGREED UPON SCOPE OF THE, UM, SO THE FUNDS THAT HAD BEEN REFLECTED IN THE RFI.

SO I'VE ASKED FOR CHANGE TO THAT LANGUAGE, AND IF IT'S NOT ABLE TO BE CHANGED, THEN I WILL BE BRINGING AN AMENDMENT.

I HAVE SOME OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT IT, BUT I CAN SEND THOSE QUESTIONS.

AND THOSE RELATE TO THE ROLE OF THE AIDC AND SOME FUNDS FLOW KIND OF QUESTIONS, BUT I CAN SHARE THOSE WITH STAFF.

OKAY.

I THINK NUMBER FIVE, I HAVE, YEAH.

I'VE, I'M SORRY.

I HAVE SOMETHING ON THE AEDC AS WELL AND PROBABLY MORE BY THURSDAY, BUT I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT IN THE RCA, IT DOES NOT.

IT, IT TALKS ABOUT SEVERAL AREAS OF, UM, SEVERAL FOCUS AREAS FOR THE AEDC AND IT TALKS ABOUT CREATIVE AND CULTURAL SPACES WITHOUT REFERENCING HISTORIC PRESERVATION THOUGH, THAT IS ACTUALLY PART SUPPOSED TO BE A COMPONENT OF THE, OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

AND IT IS IN ADDENDUM.

NUMBER TWO TALKS A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT ICONIC ESTABLISHMENT VENUES AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES.

SO I JUST WANT TO CALL MY COLLEAGUES' ATTENTION TO THAT BECAUSE IT, IT CONNECTS BACK TO THE CONVERSATION THAT WE HAD, UM, IN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON REAL ESTATE MATTERS.

AND ALSO IT'S CONSISTENT WITH THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

OUR BOARD IS COMPRISED OF AN INDIVIDUAL WHO ALSO INCURRED, UM, REPRESENTS THIS