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UM, SO WE CAN GET STARTED, UH, BUT LET'S MAKE SURE WE'VE GOT, UH, OUR STAFF LIAISON AS WELL.

AND WE CAN DOUBLE CHECK ON OUR CITIZENS SPEAKER.

HELLO, JESSE, ARE YOU THERE SENDING BY HELLO? TIRPITZ I AM HERE AND READY TO GO.

UH, WE DO HAVE A CITIZEN COMMUNICATOR SCHEDULED, BUT WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO CONFIRM THEIR PRESENCE.

IT SEEMS LIKE SHE HAS NOT CALLED IN YET.

OKAY.

SO THEN WHAT'S OUR, THIS MIGHT BE A NEW, UH, SCENARIO, BUT WHAT'S THE PROTOCOL I KNOW IN PERSON, OBVIOUSLY THEY WOULD BE SIGNING UP.

RIGHT.

AND THEY WOULD PHYSICALLY BE THERE WHEN WE STARTED.

SO THEY WOULD USUALLY BE, WE BASICALLY FORM OUR QUORUM WHILE THEY SAT THERE AND WAITED AND THEN WE'D HAVE OUR QUORUM AND THEN WE'D START WITH THEM.

SO NOW WE HAVE A QUORUM AND WE'RE ONLINE.

THEY'RE NOT HERE.

WHAT DO WE DO? TIRPITZ UH, WE CAN BEGIN WHENEVER WE'RE READY.

AND UH, IF WE, IF SHE DOES SIGN ON LATER, UH, YOU CAN CHOOSE TO CALL THE ITEM FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION OUT OF ORDER.

OKAY, WELL, LET'S, UH, LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

I GUESS LET'S GIVE THEM JUST TO NOT DISRUPT THE NORMAL FLOW OF THE MEETING.

LET'S GIVE THEM A FEW MORE MINUTES.

UM, AND THEN SEE IF WE CAN KEEP TO OUR, OUR AGENDA AS SCHEDULED BY BEGINNING WITH SYSTEM COMMUNICATION.

IF NOT, THEN WE'LL TAKE THE, UH, WE'LL DECIDE ON WHAT TO DO WITH THE TIME WHEN IT COMES.

ALTHOUGH OF COURSE WE WON'T TURN THEM AWAY, BUT IT'S TOO LATE INTO THE MEETING.

WE'LL HAVE TO INVITE THEM TO COME BACK ANOTHER TIME.

BUT ALL OF OUR RSVP COMMISSIONERS ARE HERE.

IS THAT CORRECT? COMMISSIONER SCOOPED.

AND IT WAS ORIGINALLY GOING TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND, BUT HE IS EXPERIENCING A POWER OUTAGE, SO HE WON'T BE ABLE TO MAKE IT.

AND COMMISSIONER EATS, UH, WAS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT, UH, OUR NEW COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER RAMOS RAMOS WAS I BELIEVE SO, UH, SIGNED UP TO BE HERE.

UH, BUT I DON'T THINK WE HAVE HER ON YET.

OTHER THAN THAT, I DID NOT HEAR FROM CHRISTIAN COMMISSIONER GUIRO OKAY.

VERY WELL.

ALL RIGHT.

WITH THAT, WITH THAT, THEN I SAY WE GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

UM, AND THEN WE'LL, UH, HANDLE SYSTEM COMMUNICATION AS IT COMES BASED ON THE TIMING.

UH, SO WITH THAT, UH, MY NAME

[Call to Order]

IS NEHEMIAH FITZ, THE THIRD, THE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION CALLING TO ORDER OUR REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING TODAY, JUNE THE NINTH, UH, 2021 COURSE.

AND I'D LIKE TO BEGIN BY OF COURSE NOW TO MYSELF AS BEING AN APPOINTEE FROM DISTRICT ONE.

AND WE'LL DO A ROLL CALL.

UH, IF YOU COULD, JUST IN ORDER OF SUCCESSION, UH, YOU KNOW, BASED ON ME BEING FROM DISTRICT ONE AND YOU, OF COURSE, FOLLOWING IN YOUR ORDER, UH, ANNOUNCING YOUR PRESENCE.

SO I JUST WENT FIRST.

IF THE NEXT COMMISSIONER COULD COME, JUST LET ME KNOW WHO THEY ARE.

SURE.

STEVEN UP IN DACA POINTED BY COUNCILWOMAN FUENTES REPRESENTING.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

SO FROM DISTRICT THREE, WE HAVE NO ONE ATTENDING AT THIS TIME.

UH, DISTRICT FOUR.

YES.

UM, THIS IS DAVID ALEXANDER, UM, APPOINTED BY COUNCIL MEMBER, GREG FACADE REPRESENTING DISTRICT FOUR.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

VICE CHAIR, ALEXANDER.

HI, THIS IS DAVE LLOYD.

I'M REPRESENTING DISTRICT FIVE BY COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

GREAT, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER FLUID.

AND THEN WE HAVE, I BELIEVE, UH, DISTRICT SIX, NON REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS APPOINTED.

UH, MY, UH, MICROPHONE WAS MUTED AT LEAST THE FIRST VIA POINTED BY CONSOLE MACKENZIE KELLY OR REPRESENTING DISTRICT SIX.

OH MY APOLOGIES.

YES.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS.

FIRST SEAT, UH, AND DISTRICT SEVEN, IT SAYS MAXINE ISLAND APPOINTED BY CITY COUNCIL, WOMAN, LESLIE POOL REPRESENTING DISTRICT SEVEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

COMMISSIONER ISLAND.

AND WE HAVE TWO MORE COMMISSIONERS LEFT.

UH, DISTRICT EIGHT IS NOT REPRESENTED DISTRICT NINE.

HELLO, THIS IS NICOLE THOMPSON.

THE POINT BY COUNCIL MEMBER, KATHY TWO OF THEM REPRESENTING DISTRICT.

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RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, BEAVERS AND COMMISSIONER FLOYD.

I BELIEVE YOU'RE OUR LAST COMMISSIONER HERE TODAY.

ALREADY WENT FOR FIVE.

OH, I'M SORRY.

I DIDN'T HEAR YOU.

UH, MY APOLOGIES, UH, BUT OKAY.

MY APOLOGIES THERE THAT'S OKAY.

SO YEAH, SO WE ARE ALL REPRESENTED HERE AND I'M VERY GLAD TO BE CALLING OUR MEETING TO ORDER.

WE'LL BEGIN WITH THE JANATA

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – May 12, 2021]

NUMBER ONE, THE APPROVAL OF OUR MINUTES.

UH, THEY WERE DISPERSED IN OUR COMMUNICATION, UH, BY OUR STAFF LIAISON IT ALL.

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT CHANGES OR IF I'VE GOT A MOTION TO APPROVE THE BEST PRESENTED I MOVED TO APPROVE OR TO APPROVE THE MINUTES THAT A TO APPROVE BY COMMISSIONERS FIRST FEE.

I SECOND THAT MOTION.

SO NOW WE'LL GO AHEAD AND HOLD A VOTE ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED, PLEASE SAY AYE, AND SHOW YOUR HAND.

AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

THANK YOU.

ANYONE OPPOSED? ANYONE ABSTAINING? OKAY, GREAT.

THEN WE APPROVE THE MINUTES, UH, WITH A VOTE ONE SEVEN IN FAVOR, NO ABSTENTIONS AND NO ONE POST.

OKAY.

SO THEN WE GO ON TO AN

[2. STAFF AND COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS (Part 1 of 2)]

ITEM.

NUMBER TWO, STAFF AND COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS.

UH, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE REACHED OUT, UH, FOR, UH, UPDATES, WHICH I WOULD LIKE, UH, JESSE TO GIVE US AN OVERVIEW OF, UM, EITHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOLLOW-UP OR WHATEVER RESPONSES WE HAVE.

WE DO ACTUALLY HAVE A WRITTEN BRIEFING AT THIS TIME BY OUR PROGRAM MANAGER, FROM THE OFFICE OF TELECOM OCCASIONS, REGULATORY AFFAIRS, UH, A WRITTEN BRIEFING, UM, THE UPDATE RATHER UPDATES ON THE RESIDENT'S TECHNOLOGY STUDY.

UH, SO JESSE, IF YOU'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND PASS THE BATON TO YOU, SO YOU CAN SHARE THAT UPDATE.

HELLO COMMISSIONERS, JESSE RODRIGUEZ WITH, UH, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND YEAH, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS.

AND, UH, I CAN READ THE MEMORANDUM INTO THE RECORD.

I, UH, TO BE, UH, HONEST RECEIVE THIS ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF AGO.

SO, UH, I'M HAPPY TO READ THIS, UH, MEMORANDUM INTO THE RECORD AND, UH, ANSWER QUESTIONS AS I AM ABLE.

THIS MEMORANDUM IS FROM JOHN SPEARS' MY SUPERVISOR.

UH, HOLD ON JESSE.

ONE SECOND.

LET, HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

WE ACTUALLY DID JUST GET, UM, SINCE IT JUST HAPPENED, I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FROM OUR CITIZENS SPEAKER.

UM, THEY JUST CALLED IN, IT'LL GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO, TO, TO SCAN THAT DOCUMENT A LITTLE BIT, PERHAPS, UH, FOR YOUR FIRST RUN.

UM, SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND, AND CHECK IN WITH A V UH, THE ALBANY SPEAKER.

I SEE AN EMAIL FROM THEM SAYING THAT THEY'RE ON THE LINE.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE, THEY'RE GREETED SINCE THEY ARRIVED.

UH, WE JUST CHECKED, UH, WITH A V AND STILL DO NOT SEE ANYBODY IN THE QUEUE.

OKAY.

WHAT THE EMAIL SAYS IS I'M ON THE LINE, UH, 6 41.

UM, SO I DON'T SEE THEM.

UM, I SEE THE EMAIL, BUT I DON'T SEE THEM APPEARING ON THE WEBEX.

ALL RIGHT.

YEAH.

I'M NOT SURE FROM THAT.

WE DON'T HAVE HER.

OKAY.

AND I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER RAMOS' MAY HAVE INJURED THE ROOM.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR ACKNOWLEDGING THAT COMMISSIONER DACA.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND, UH, AND GREET OUR NEWEST COMMISSIONER.

AND WE ALSO HAVE, OF COURSE OUR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND REPERTORY AFFAIRS OFFICER WHEN DELLA HAWKINS ON THE LINE AS WELL.

UH, HELLO, COMMISSIONER RAMOS.

CAN YOU HEAR ME?

[00:10:03]

WE'LL GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO GET THROUGH SHE'S ON MUTE IT NOW.

OH, NO, SHE'S STILL MUTED.

I'M SORRY.

WELL, WE'LL GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO GET THROUGH.

UM, WE'VE MADE A QUORUM, SO WE'LL, UH, GO AND CONTINUE WITH OUR MEETING, UM, AND GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO INTRODUCE THEMSELVES.

ONCE THEY'VE GOTTEN AUDIO AND VIDEO, UH, WORKED OUT, BUT WITH THAT BEING SAID, HELLO, COMMISSIONER ISLAND.

CAN YOU CONFIRM YOUR AREA CODE ON YOUR PHONE PLEASE? CELL PHONE IS FIVE ONE, TWO.

OKAY.

IS THAT THE ONE YOU'RE CALLED IN ON? I HAVE A CALL IN THE WEBEX.

OKAY.

I HAVE A CALL IN USER WITH THE AREA CODE 2, 1 0.

OKAY.

THAT'S ALL THAT'S SAYING.

THAT'S WHAT I THINK.

THAT'S OUR CITIZEN SPEAKER.

YEAH, IT COULD BE OUR CITIZEN SPEAKER.

HOWEVER, SHE MAY NEED TO LEAVE THE MEETING AND CALL BACK IN BECAUSE I'M NOT ABLE TO UP.

NOPE.

NOW IT'S WORKING.

I CAN UNMUTE HER NOW.

OKAY.

CALLING USER, ARE YOU THERE? I'M HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

IS THIS THE NOVIA? HELLO? IS THIS THE NOVIA? YEAH.

OKAY.

WELL CHAIR, YOU HAVE YOUR CALL ON SPEAKER NOW.

THANK YOU, CITY HALL, AVI.

UH, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

UH, AND UNDERSTANDING AS WE'RE WORKING THROUGH SOME AB CHALLENGES HERE.

UH,

[CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

BUT WE'VE NORMALLY BEGIN OUR MEETING WITH CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS.

SO WE'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK FIRST AS IT'S CLEAR, YOU'VE BEEN STANDING BY SINCE THIS CALL BEGAN.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

UH, WELCOME TO, TO THE TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS MEETING.

THE FLOOR IS YOURS.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN MEMBERS.

I'VE TESTIFIED BEFORE YOU.

UM, IT'S PROBABLY BEEN ALMOST A YEAR AS IT RELATES TO THE PANDEMIC AND THESE VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

I JUST WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COUNCIL AND BICYCLE ADVISORY COUNCIL HAVE HELD JOINT MEETINGS SINCE SEPTEMBER, 2020, AND THEY POST THE AGENDA, THE ACTUAL MEETING CODE ON THE AGENDA.

AND THEY ACTUALLY, FROM THAT SAME DAY REGISTRATION.

NOW, I'M NOT SURE IF THEY'RE JUST USING ZOOM.

THAT'S WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.

BUT I JUST WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO INCLUDE THAT AS A RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY CLERK, MOVING FORWARD, THAT WHATEVER THEY'RE DOING IS ACTUALLY USER FRIENDLY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PULL UP THEIR AGENDA AND YOU JUST CALL IN THAT DAY AND YOU GET TO SPEAK.

IT'S SIMPLE.

SO I KNOW THE CITY CLERK IS LOOKING AT THE HYBRID MODEL, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE THE DIFFICULTY IT IS AND TRYING TO CONNECT EVEN TODAY.

I HEARD EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE SAID, BUT WHATEVER THE ISSUE WAS ON YOUR END, YOU COULDN'T UNMUTE ME OR I COULDN'T UNMUTE MYSELF ON THIS SENSE OF GET YOUR ATTENTION.

AND SO I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO PLEASE LET THE CITY CLERK KNOW THAT THERE IS A WAY FOR CITIZENS TO COMMUNICATE SIGN UP ON THE SAME DAY AND TO ACTUALLY POST TRANSPARENTLY THE CODE THAT WE'LL TAKE OUT ONE EXTRA STEP, BECAUSE SOMETIMES THE STAFF SENDS IT SOMETIMES NOT SOMETIMES I REGISTERED IN ADVANCE AND THEN IT'S TIME FOR THE MEETING AND CHECK MY EMAIL BOX, AND THEN IT'S NOT THERE.

AND THEN THE CHAIR'S CALLING MY NAME AND THERE'S NO WAY FOR ME TO CONNECT WITH THE STAFF.

UM, AND SO THAT'S JUST REALLY IMPORTANT.

AND THEN ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, I JUST WANT TO, AS A COMMON COURTESY INFORMS THE COMMISSIONERS THAT WE ARE IN, AS IT RELATES TO TRANSIT, WE ARE ACTUALLY IN THE WINDOW FOR THE FEDERAL REGISTER FOR PROJECT CONNECT.

AND I JUST WANT YOU TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE IN YOUR PERSONAL CAPACITY, ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE RED, THE ORANGE LINE, WHICH IS NOT LAMAR AND THE BLUE LINE.

AND I JUST WILL GIVE YOU TWO THINGS TO CONSIDER NORTH OF US.

180 3 AT THE TECH RIDGE IS ACTUALLY, UM, THAT'S THE STATE'S RIGHT AWAY.

AND AS IT RELATES TO TECHNOLOGY, IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF WE HAD, UM, WIFI THERE USED TO BE WIFI AT THESE TRANSIT STATIONS, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE IT ANYMORE.

AND THEN I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT'S UNCOMFORTABLE AGENDA FOR TOMORROW, WHICH MAY NOT SEEM LIKE IT'S CONNECTED TO YOU, BUT IT IS.

AND THEY ARE USING THE DATA FROM NORTH MEMORIAL TRANSIT CENTER TO JUSTIFY THE RAIL.

BUT THE RAIL IS 24 TO 30 YEARS ON NORTH LAMAR UP TO TECH BRIDGE, BUT THEY'RE NOT USING THE DOWNTOWN DATA BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE THE DEVELOPERS HAVE ACTUALLY PAID A FEE IN LIEU UP.

SO IT SKEWS THE DATA.

AND THEN ON THE BLUE LINE, RIVERSIDE WAS RESOLVED AND I TOLD HER 17 20 19, AND THEN THE PRESIDIUM IS

[00:15:01]

THE DEVELOPER WENT BEFORE TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURTS WERE INNOVATIVE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WHO EARN 80 TO $90,000.

AND SO AS YOU LOOK AT YOUR WORK EQUITY WINS, I JUST WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE THAT THAT OPPORTUNITY IS THERE.

AND, UM, THE DEADLINE IS JUNE 23RD, 2021.

I WILL GLADLY SEND YOU SOME INFORMATION, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU CAN GOOGLE ORANGE LINE OR BLUE LINE FEDERAL REGISTER AND CAPITAL METRO.

IT WAS POSTED MAY 24TH, 2021.

AND SO, UM, IT SHOULD COME UP TO THE TOP AND THEN YOU CAN JUST SUBMIT A FORM COMMENT, BUT THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS, BUT I KNOW IT, IT MAY SEEM DISCONNECTED, BUT, UM, WHEN YOU CONSIDER ALL OF THE TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL GO INTO THE DOWNTOWN STATION, I THINK THE HUB THAT ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE TRANSIT CENTER SHOULD HAVE A BASIC WIFI AS WELL.

AND AS THE LAST THING I'LL MENTION IS THAT, UM, I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING THE, UM, MAINLY REPUBLICAN SENATORS TO BLOCK THE BILL FOR THE TUNNEL DOWNTOWN BECAUSE THE SYSTEM IS AN EQUITABLE AND IT VIOLATES TITLE SIX OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964.

LAST COMMENT, IT PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN.

AND I JUST THANK YOU FOR THE MOMENT TO MAKE MY COMMENTS.

WE JUST WANT YOU TO BE COGNIZANT OF THE FACT THAT, UM, THE CITY OF AUSTIN USES EQUITY AT NAUSEUM, BUT JUST SAYING EQUITY AND MUSIC EQUITABLE.

DOESN'T MAKE THE SYSTEM EQUITABLE.

UM, WE NEED TRANSIT FROM PALMER TO ON PARMER LANE, SAMSUNG, THE APPLE, WHICH THE TECH JOBS ARE THERE AND IT WAS ELIMINATED.

SO IF YOU HAVE ANY INPUT INTO THE BUDGET, IT WAS $4.7 MILLION FROM METRO BY METRO RAPID PALM.

AND I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO INCLUDE THAT IN YOUR BUDGET REQUESTS AS WELL, TO GET PEOPLE TO THE TECH JOBS.

THANK YOU AGAIN, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL GLADLY ANSWER THEM.

WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH, UH, MS. JOSEPH, UH, FOR, FOR YOUR PATIENCE AGAIN, AND FOR OFFERING THAT COMMENTARY, UH, IT IS A LOT TO REACT TO.

I KNOW THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WAS REMISS FOR.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF OUR STAFF LIAISON HAD A CHANCE TO ESTABLISH COMMUNICATION WITH YOU, BUT WE NORMALLY, UH, LIKE TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE INSIGHT INTO THE, UM, THE CITIZEN COMMUNICATION BEFOREHAND, SO THAT WE'LL, WE CAN HOPEFULLY HAVE INSIGHTS ABOUT WHAT WE'RE ACTIVELY DOING TO ADDRESS YOUR CONCERNS AND, OR BE ABLE TO MORE PRESCRIPTIVELY, TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN REACT TO YOUR CONCERNS.

UM, AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING, UH, THAT WE WEREN'T ABLE TO GET THAT AHEAD OF YOUR, YOUR, UH, YOUR COMMENTARY TODAY, WHICH IS VERY IN DEPTH.

UM, SO AS I WANT TO REACT TO IT, I IMAGINE OTHERS MIGHT HAVE QUESTIONS AS WELL.

I JUST LIKE TO BEGIN BY, BY SAYING THAT, UM, WE DEFINITELY WOULD LOVE TO, TO, TO GET MORE INFORMATION, EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DISCUSSED, UM, IT'S BEING ILLUMINATED TO ME THAT WIFI AT TRANSIT CENTERS HAS BEEN AFFECTED IN ANY WAY.

UH, SO THAT'S NEWS TO ME, AND CERTAINLY WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF THIS COMMISSION, UH, WITH THIS FOCUS ON DIGITAL INCLUSION AND EQUITY, LET ALONE OVERARCHING ADVISORY SUPPORT OF THE CITY, WHICH INCLUDES, UH, CAP METRO AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS AS WE WORKED WITH IN THE PAST, GIVE THEM AN AUDIENCE ABOUT THEIR EFFORTS, INCLUDING PROJECT CONNECT, UM, AS IT RELATES TO THE, THE LINES AND, UH, THE WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE DEFINITELY WANT, UH, TO GET MORE INFORMATION, UH, ABOUT THAT AND, AND, UH, HOW, UH, THOSE CONCLUSIONS WERE ARRIVED AT AND INSIGHTS THAT LED YOU TO YOUR, YOUR PATH, UH, TO WORK WITH STATE SENATORS.

UH, I HAVE TO ADMIT, I AM HESITANT TO OFFER A DIRECT OPINION WITHOUT MORE INFORMATION AT THIS POINT, BUT I DO KNOW THAT EQUITY IS A CONCERN THAT I DON'T LIKE TO GET LIFTED LIP SERVICE TO, AND WHAT I'VE SEEN FROM OTHER COMMISSIONERS THAT WE DON'T EITHER, THAT WE'D LIKE TO DIRECTLY ADDRESS, UM, AS BEST AS WE CAN.

SO, AND THAT IS OFTEN THROUGH OUR BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS.

SO THANK YOU FOR NOTICING THAT AND ENCOURAGING US TO SUPPORT THAT.

UM, WHEN YOU MADE REFERENCE TO THE AMBASSADORS PROGRAM AND AN IMMEDIATE TECHNOLOGY, UH, CONFLICT TECHNOLOGY, THAT'S SIMPLE AND EASY TO USE.

IT RESONATES WITH THINGS I'VE HEARD FROM OTHER COMMISSIONERS, UH, ABOUT CHALLENGES AND CONCERNS WITH, UH, THE PLATFORM OF CHOICE BY THE CITY OF BOSTON.

NEVERTHELESS, WEBEX REMAINS THE CITY OF THE PLATFORM OF CHOICE.

SO THE CITY OF BOSTON, AND WHAT I'D LIKE TO PROPOSE IS THAT, UH, AS WE'VE ALREADY BEEN WORKING TO WORK WITH CITY COUNCIL TO EVALUATE OTHER PLATFORMS, IN FACT, IT'S ONE OF THE SPECIFIC THINGS WE WE'VE WORKED ON, UH, TO SPIN UP IS AN EVALUATION OF, UH, PLATFORMS, UH, THAT WOULD WORK BETTER AND, OR BEST.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOUR INSIGHTS TO BRING, TO BEAR FOR OUR COMMISSION AS WELL, TO THAT.

UM, AGAIN, THERE'S SO MUCH YOU'VE GIVEN US TO, TO REACT TO TODAY.

UM, MOST MY INITIAL REACTIONS,

[00:20:01]

I WANT TO PASS THE MIC OR AT LEAST THIS OPPORTUNITY, UH, TO ALL THE COMMISSIONERS, BUT LET ME, IF I CAN BRIEFLY, UH, SINCE WE DID GET A LATE START, JESSE, HOW MUCH MORE TIME DO WE HAVE FOR REACTIONS? WE DON'T TRADITIONALLY SET TIME LIMITATIONS ON THE, UH, REACTIONS.

THE ONLY LIMITATION IS THREE MINUTES FOR SPEAKING.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THEN WITH THAT, I'D LIKE TO OPEN IT UP TO THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS TO SHARE ANY THOUGHTS OR QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE.

UH, MAYBE THIS IS INDEED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DIG IN A LITTLE DEEPER AND GET MORE INSIGHT, UH, SINCE WE DON'T HAVE A LIMITATION, UM, ALTHOUGH WE DO HAVE A ROBUST AGENDA, SO, UH, JUST BE MINDFUL OF THAT, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO GET EVERYONE A CHANCE TO ASK QUESTIONS.

SO IF THERE'S ANYONE THAT HAS ANY QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND OR MAYBE A WAY TO SPEAK UP.

AND I'LL TRY TO, I WAS CURIOUS WHEN DID THE, WE USED TO PROVIDE WIFI IN THOSE STATIONS BEFOREHAND BE PRE COVID.

THAT IS, UH, YES.

YES.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S, UH, AS I BEGAN BY STATING IT, THIS IS A NEWS TO ME, WE USED TO PROVIDE WIFI AT STATIONS AND THEN THE PAST, I DON'T KNOW WHEN THAT CHANGED, UH, WIFI STATIONS THAT, EXCUSE ME, AT STATIONS, TRANSIT STATIONS, AS WELL AS ON, UH, METRO RAPID ROUTES, UH, IN ADDITION TO THE TRAIN.

UH, BUT OBVIOUSLY THERE'S BEEN SOME KIND OF CHANGE AND I'M NOT SURE WHEN THAT HAPPENED.

IS THE TRAIN STILL PROVIDED OR IS IT JUST, THE STATIONS WILL STOP PROVIDING IT? WELL, I DIDN'T WANT TO BURDEN OUR CITIZEN WITH QUESTIONS.

WE CAN ASK, UH, TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS HERE IN THE CITY OR IN A FAIR, RIGHT.

SO IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR US CITIZEN, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

DID YOU WANT ME TO RESPOND? OH, YES.

IF YOU HAVE, IF YOU HAVE A RESPONSE, PLEASE WE'D LOVE YOUR INSIGHTS.

YES, CERTAINLY.

SO, UM, I NOTICED THAT THE WIFI WORKS AT METRO RAIL CRESTVIEW STATION, BUT IT HAS LONG SINCE PRE COVID STOPPED WORKING AT NORTH LAMAR AND THE TRANSIT CENTER AND RUNDBERG STATION, AND DEFINITELY TECH BRIDGE PARKING AND RIOTS.

IT HASN'T HAD IT AT ALL.

WE JUST USED THE 8 0 1 MITCHELL LAB.

AND SO IT'S STILL IN THE RAPID BUSES.

UM, YOU KNOW, WHEN THE BUS COMES, IF YOU'RE CLOSE ENOUGH, THEN YOU CAN STILL GET A HOTSPOT IF YOU WILL.

BUT IT'S SUCH A MAJOR HUB THAT IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME WHY THEY WOULDN'T HAVE WIFI THERE.

UM, BUT IT IS STILL AT METRO.

THE LAST TIME I WAS, THERE WAS ELECTION NIGHT, SO JUST PRE COVID, BUT IT WAS STILL WORKING AND IT STILL DOES SEEM TO WORK AT METRO RAIL CRESTVIEW STATION, BUT IT'S JUST NOT AT THE TRANSIT CENTER.

AND I JUST LEFT NORTH LAMAR, UM, WITH A K U T STORY EARLIER TODAY.

UM, IT DOESN'T, I MEAN, IF YOU HAVE IT ON YOUR PHONE, THE DIGITAL DEVICE WORKS, BUT IF YOU HAVE LIKE, I HAVE MY LAPTOP AND YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO CONNECT IT.

THE WIFI IS NOT, IT'S NOT WORKING THERE.

UM, AND TO YOUR OTHER QUESTION, MR. CHAIR, I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY, UM, YOU HAVE INFORMATION FROM ME FROM PAST, UM, CITIZENS COMMUNICATION AS IT RELATES TO THE PLATFORM, NOT THE INFORMATION RELATED TO RAIL OR THE, UH, PROJECT CONNECT, BUT AS IT RELATES TO THE PLATFORM, AND I WOULD JUST CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT THE EQUITY OFFICE WAS ACTUALLY INSTRUMENTAL IN THIS, UM, PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COUNCIL SLASH BICYCLE ADVISORY COUNCIL.

THEY HAVE A MEETING WITH THE EQUITY OFFICE, BUT IT APPEARS THAT MAYBE THE EQUITY OFFICE GOT SOME TYPE OF GRANT.

SO MAYBE THAT GAVE THEM THE FREEDOM TO USE A DIFFERENT PLATFORM RATHER THAN WEBEX TO USE ZOOM, UH, FOR EXAMPLE, UM, BUT YOU COULD CHECK WITH THE EQUITY OFFICE, UM, AND SEE IF THAT IS WHAT GAVE THEM THE LATITUDE TO USE IT.

UM, LIKE SAID IT'S BEEN SINCE SEPTEMBER, 2020 AND, UM, MARCH 16TH, 2020 IS ACTUALLY LIMIT JOINT MEETING, UH, WITH THE THREE PACK BACK.

AND I HATE TO USE ACRONYMS, BUT THE PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COUNCIL, A BICYCLE ADVISORY KIND ON AN EQUITY OFFICE, UM, HAD THEIR, UM, THEIR MEETINGS, UM, MARCH 16TH, 2020.

UM, AND, AND THEN I WOULD JUST SAY, AS IT RELATES TO, UM, UH, THE DOUBLE STANDARD, IF YOU WILL, IS THAT SAME DAY REGISTRATION WOULD BE HELPFUL JUST BECAUSE, UM, COMMISSIONERS AND EVEN COUNSELORS CONTINUE TO PUT LATE BACK UP.

AND BY THAT TIME, CITIZENS CAN NO LONGER REGISTER.

UM, AND SO, UM, I JUST THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

AND THEN, UM, LASTLY I'LL GLADLY SEND YOU, UM, THE INFORMATION AS IT RELATES TO PROJECT CONNECT.

UM, UM, BECAUSE THAT'S, THAT'S A NARROW WINDOW, IT'S A 30 DAY WINDOW FOR YOU TO SUBMIT COMMENTS AND IT'LL, IT'LL BE AFTER YOUR NEXT MEETING.

SO THAT'S WHY, UM, I JUST WROTE THEM IN, IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY.

UM, IF YOU WANT TO MAKE COMMENTS THAT THAT WOULD BE A GOOD THING TO DO.

THANK YOU, MS. JOSEPH OTHER QUESTIONS.

OH, MY PLEASURE.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MS. JOSEPH?

[00:25:01]

OKAY, WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE, UH, WE DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME, BUT I THINK, UH, I CAN SAY CONFIDENTLY THAT THERE'LL BE SOME, UH, THERE WILL BE SOME FOLLOW-UP AND SOME REACTIONS TO THE INSIGHTS YOU PUT YOUR SHARE AT THE WORKING GROUP LEVEL.

I LOOK FORWARD TO DIVING IN WITH, UH, WITH MY FELLOW COMMISSIONERS.

AND SO, UH, TO THE INFORMATION AND BEYOND THAT, I KNOW THAT WE CAN FOLLOW UP WITH THE EQUITY OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT, UH, THEIR PLATFORM CHOICES WITH THE PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COUNCIL AT, TO SEE IF THAT CAN HELP TO PROVIDE, UH, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, UH, AN ALTERNATIVE THAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO TEST AND OR RECOMMEND, UH, I BROUGHT UTILIZATION ON.

SO DEFINITELY APPRECIATE THAT TOO.

SO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR TIME.

SO WE REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU.

OKAY, LET'S GO AHEAD AND UP FOR SEEDING OUR AGENDA.

AND THAT IS HAND THE BATON BACK OFF TO YOU, JESSE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

UH, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO COUPLE OF DO A COUPLE OF DRY RUNS ON THAT READ OR NOT, BUT, UH, THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING THE INTERRUPTION.

I LIKE TO GET BACK TO OUR AGENDA NOW, AND THAT IS OUR

[2. STAFF AND COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS (Part 1 of 2)]

STAFF AND COMMUNITY BRIEFING.

UM, OF COURSE OUR SYSTEM INDICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AND, UH, VERY THANKFUL WE'RE ABLE TO ACHIEVE THAT.

BUT NOW ALSO BACK TO THE BUSINESS OF, UH, WITH THE WRITTEN BRIEFING AND UPDATE ON THE RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY STUDY, THIS IS FROM OUR STAFF LIAISON, JESSE, UH, ROGER GUESTS FROM OUR OFFICE OF TELECOM REGULATORY AFFAIRS.

THANK YOU, CHAIR PITS.

AND, UM, UM, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS, GO AHEAD AND READ IN THE RECORD, READ INTO THE RECORD, THE MEMORANDUM FROM JOHN SPEARS, THE PROGRAM MANAGER OF THE COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY DIVISION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND REGULATE REGULATORY AFFAIRS.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEMORANDUM IS TO PROVIDE THE COMMISSION WITH TOP-LINE INFORMATION RELATED TO PRIORITY DIGITAL INCLUSION ACTIVITIES.

SOME BACKGROUND ON OCTOBER 9TH, 2020, THE COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION CONVENED A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING FOCUSED ON DIGITAL EQUITY.

THIS MEETING INCLUDED A VARIETY OF AUSTIN RESIDENTS RECEIVING SERVICES, POLICY MAKERS, AND THE COMMUNITY LEADERS OF LOCAL NONPROFITS.

THE GLOBAL COVID 19 PANDEMIC HAS NECESSARILY ELEVATED THE IMPORTANCE OF SUCH CONVERSATIONS.

THE PURPOSE OF THE CONVENING WAS TO ALLOW CITIZENS, AUSTIN CITIZENS, THE OPPORTUNITY TO DIRECTLY COMMUNICATE THEIR LIVED EXPERIENCES AND PERSISTENT CHALLENGES WITH ACCESSING INTERNET ENABLED DEVICES AND AN EQUITABLE BROCK BROADBAND INTERNET.

THEIR ACCOUNTS PROVIDE CHALLENGE, DATA POINTS FOR FURTHER ANALYSIS STAFF.

THE KEY DATA POINTS INCLUDE NO UNIVERSAL SCREEN READER, STANDARD DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING FOR PARENTS AND WORKING STUDENT FAMILIES INSUFFICIENT HOTSPOT BANDWIDTH FOR COMMON SHARE WHY WIFI ACCESS SCENARIOS, LACK OF CULTURALLY CULTURALLY COMPETENT DEVICE TRAINING AND RESOURCES, ESL DEAF, VISUALLY IMPAIRED, ET CETERA, LACK OF RELEVANCY AND TRUST IN INTERNET OR TECH COMPANIES, LACK OF GEOGRAPHICALLY EQUITABLE BROADBAND.

THE FINDINGS OF THIS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING WERE DISCUSSED AT THE SUBSEQUENT REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMISSION ON NOVEMBER 19TH AVAILABLE IN THE SPECIAL REPORT ON DIGITAL EQUITY LINKED HERE.

THE INITIAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO FORM A WORKING GROUP IS REPRESENTED BY THE DIGITAL INCLUSION, CIVIC, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, AND STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOM POLICY WORKING GROUP OF THE COMMISSION TO EXPLORE THE NEXT STEPS, RESPONDING TO THE POINTS, SOME DISCUSSION, THE, THE OFFICE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS IS WORKING TO ADVANCE OPPORTUNITIES TO ENSURE THAT EVERY MEMBER OF THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY HAS ACCESS TO RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE BROADBAND INTERNET.

AS OF JANUARY, 2021, THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS A HOST FOR THE 2021 LEADERSHIP AUSTIN INCLUSION FELLOW WHO TAN HARMON.

THIS ADDITIONAL CAPACITY HAS LED TO THE CREATION OF THE RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE BROADBAND INTERNET FOR ALL PROJECT.

THE INTENT OF THE PROJECT IS TO IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP VIABLE LONGER TERM SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF DIGITAL EQUITY, TO ENSURE RELIABLE, AFFORDABLE BROADBAND FOR ALL THE AVAILABILITY OF THE INTERNET IS CRITICAL TO PARTICIPATE IN A GROWING DIGITAL SOCIETY AND TO PROVIDE EQUITABLE EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE.

THE DELIVERABLES ALIGNED WITH THE CTC PRIORITY GOALS AND SERVE TO ADDRESS COMMUNITY ASSET MAPPING AND SURVEY OF EXISTING DATA ON MAPPING AND SPEED OF PRIVATE BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE AND REASONS FOR BARRIERS

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TO BROADBAND ADOPTION.

SECONDLY, TO, UH, A FEASIBILITY PLAN BASED ON MODELS AND BEST PRACTICES NATIONALLY, THAT COULD BE OFFERED AS A POSSIBLE SOLUTION IN AUSTIN FOR AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE BROADBAND FOR ALL IN AUSTIN.

AND LASTLY, STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, REACTIVATED ENGAGED AND COLLABORATING CROSS SECTOR OF STAKEHOLDERS AND A WIDE REACHING AND COMMUNITY-WIDE EFFORT.

THE PROJECT IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY WITH A STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT PHASE AND HAS SHAPED THE GOALS OF THE PROJECT WITH THE PRIORITIES OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UH, COUNCIL ONE HOMELESSNESS TO CHILDCARE THREE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, AND FOR FOOD ACCESS RECOMMENDATION, TERRORISTS STAFF AFFIRM THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE GOALS AND PRIORITIES SET FORTH FROM THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AND THE COMMUNITY CONVENING HOSTED BY THE CTC IN FALL OF 2020 STAFF WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE STAKEHOLDERS AND THE PUBLIC FOR THE RELATED DIGITAL ACCESS OUTCOMES OF THE COUNCIL PRIORITIES STAFF WILL ENSURE THE PROJECT WORK WILL ALIGN NEATLY WITH THE VISIONING WORK OF THE COMMISSION AND TO ENSURE THE PROJECT IS ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH LONG-TERM GOALS.

STAFF ANTICIPATES PRESENTING MORE DETAIL FOR THIS INFORMATION IN THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED CTC WORKING GROUP MEETINGS AT THE END OF JUNE AND EARLY JULY AND A FULL BRIEFING AT THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED CTC MEETING ON JULY 14TH.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT JOHN.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, WELL THAT WAS A TIMELY UPDATE, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE FEEDBACK WE GOT FROM OUR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

UM, THANK YOU FOR THAT, JESSIE, UM, WITH EQUITY IN MIND, UM, WOULD YOU MIND, UM, SHARING A SCREEN SO THAT, UH, THOSE THAT WON'T, THAT WOULD LIKE TO MAYBE TAKE A LOOK RIGHT NOW THAT ARE FOLLOWING ALONG, CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AND WE COULD THEN TALK ABOUT IT AT LEAST, UH, WITH A QUICK LITTLE BRIEF QUESTION AND ANSWER.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO SURE.

IF WE ARE PULLING IT UP NOW.

OKAY, PERFECT.

AND BY THE WAY, THIS MEMO WILL BE INCLUDED AT RIGHT ALONG WITH THE, THE, UH, THE BACKUP DOCUMENTS FOR THIS MEETING.

YES.

WE WILL BE POSTING THIS AS A BACKUP TO AGENDA ITEM TWO A OKAY.

I THINK THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HAVE A LITTLE DISCUSSION AND AT LEAST, UH, TO, TO CHAT ABOUT THIS, ALTHOUGH JESSE, WON'T BE THE BEST PERSON TO ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS RELATED TO THIS TOPIC OR TO THIS BRIEFING, UM, BECAUSE IT RELATES TO THE ASSISTANCE MEDICATION.

SO HOTLY, AND I CAN TELL COMMISSIONERS, FIRSTLY AND OTHERS MIGHT HAVE, UH, THINGS TOP OF MIND.

I THINK IT WOULD BE USEFUL FOR US TO JUST USE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE ON THIS IN THE PUBLIC, UH, SETTING.

SO AS WE'VE, AS WE DISCUSSED IN OUR LAST MEETING, UM, AND BY THE WAY, UH, COMMISSIONER RAMOS, CAN YOU, CAN YOU, UH, HEAR US, CAN YOU, UH, UH, ARE YOU ABLE TO ENGAGE WITH AUDIO? ARE YOU STILL ON THE CALL? I SEE THEM LOGGED IN, BUT I DON'T SEE, I'M NOT SURE IF THEY'RE ABLE TO HEAR US NECESSARILY, OR IF THEY, IF NOT, THAT'S FINE TOO.

WE CAN ALWAYS CIRCLE BACK, UH, JUST WANT TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO INTRODUCE THEMSELVES.

BUT THE MAIN THING I WANT TO TALK ABOUT, UH, AS WAS DISPERSED WITH THE WELCOME PACKAGE THAT JESSE SENT OUT, UH, W OUR COMMISSION IS COMPRISED OF WORKING GROUPS THAT ARE BASED ON OUR TOPICAL FOCUS AREAS AS, AS ALL THE COMMISSIONERS KNOW, AND DIGITAL INCLUSION IS ONE OF THOSE KEY AREAS.

THAT INCLUDES THE COURSE, UH, AS PART OF THE SAME WORKING GROUP, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND STRATEGIC POLICY IMPACT, AS IT RELATES TO TELECOMM AND, UH, TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY, AND THE COMMISSION ITSELF ALSO ADMINISTERS THE G TOPS GRANT, WHICH PLAYS A HUGE ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND SERVING, UH, THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY, BUT IN ADDRESSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE, THE, THE KEY THING THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING TO ADVANCE AS A COMMISSION IS TO PUT TOGETHER AN ECOSYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS THESE EFFORTS STRATEGICALLY AND COLLABORATIVELY, UH, BOTH IN TERMS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR, WHICH WE REPRESENT AS APPOINTEES,

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BUT ALSO POLICY MAKERS AS ELECTED OFFICIALS, UH, CITY STAFF, AND, UH, HIRED FELLOWS, EVEN LIKE COTON, AS MENTIONED HERE, AS WELL AS PRIVATE ENTITIES, UH, WHETHER THEY BE FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES LIKE GOOGLE OR AT, AND T OR CHARTER, OR, UH, OR SPECTRUM OR OTHER TELECOM CASE PROVIDERS THAT WE HAVE, OR NONPROFIT PARTNERS THAT WE WORK THROUGH, UH, TO PROVIDE DIRECT SERVICES EITHER THROUGH THE GRANT OR THROUGH SUPPORT.

AND THAT'S OFFERED PRIMARILY THROUGH DECA AND THE EFFORTS OF THE DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT COMMUNITY, BOSTON AND THE DIGITAL INCLUSION OFFICE THROUGH, UH, THE TERROR DEPARTMENT AND THIS COMMISSION WITH OUR SUPPORT, THE, THE REASON WHY I TO KIND OF PRESS PAUSE FOR A SECOND AT THE END TO SEE IF WE NEED TO ENGAGE IN DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS AROUND THE TIMING OF THINGS IS THERE'S A GREAT, UH, COALESCENCE, I THINK OF ATTENTION FOR THE NEED FOR BROADBAND AS A BASIC SERVICE, UH, WHETHER IT AFFECTS PEOPLE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES AND OUTLYING AREAS, OR, UH, THOSE IN MORE TRADITIONALLY, UH, AND THOSE, UH, MORE TRADITIONALLY EFFECTED, UH, HISTORICALLY, UH, BY EQUITY CHALLENGES NOT NECESSARILY RELATE TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS OR TECHNOLOGY, BUT IN GENERAL.

SO THERE'S A NEXUS OF, OF THAT COMMON GROUND ALONG WITH FUNDING, UH, AROUND EFFORTS FOR, UH, INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND THAT OF COURSE IS RELATED TO MOBILITY, UH, WHERE WE'VE GOT FUNDING RELATED TO MOBILITY AND, UH, UPLIFT OF THAT TOO.

SO WE HAVE IS, UH, ALL THESE ARROWS POINTING THE SAME DIRECTION, UH, GREAT OPPORTUNITY, BUT ALSO GREAT CHALLENGES, UH, AS IT RELATES TO MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE INTENTIONAL AND STRATEGIC, RIGHT? SO THE INSIGHTS OF OUR CITIZENS ARE GOING TO BECOME INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT.

SO, UH, YOU KNOW, WHEN A COMMISSIONER FIRSTIE ASKED, UH, ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE CITY, UH, IT PROMPTED ME TO WANT TO ASK THAT THE COMMISSIONERS THAT THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT, THAT, YOU KNOW, I RIDE PUBLIC TRANSIT FROM TIME TO TIME AND AT THE MID IT'S BEEN A FEW MONTHS SINCE I'VE DONE IT.

UM, BUT I WAS SURPRISED TO, TO HEAR THAT THERE WAS ANY CHANGE IN WIFI OFFERING, UH, YOU KNOW, THAT MAKES ME WANT TO HAVE JESSIE REACH OUT FOR A BRIEFING, FRANKLY, FROM KAT METRO ON THE STATUS OF WIFI SERVICE AT, AT CAP METRO FACILITIES, UM, CHANGES, YOU KNOW, THAT'S ONE THING THAT, THAT CITIZEN MEDICATION, UH, WILL INSPIRE ANY OTHER THOUGHTS OR FEEDBACK ABOUT THIS TOPIC, QUESTIONS I AGREE, AGREE, OR THIS COMMISSIONER APODACA, I THINK WE AGREE WITH YOU SHARE PITS, UM, YOU KNOW, IS, IS IT CERTAINLY AS A NEXT ITEM? UM, YOU KNOW, WE SHOULD CERTAINLY REACH OUT TO CAB, MASTRO ASK FOR, UM, THE STATUS OF THE WIFI, UM, FUNCTIONALITY, UH, AT ALL THEIR LOCATIONS, BECAUSE, UM, LIKE YOU, I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT, UM, ALL OF THAT WAS, WAS FUNCTIONING NORMALLY.

SO IT'S SURPRISING TO HEAR SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT COMMENT, PRETTY LIKE THAT.

I WOULD JUST ADD TO YOUR PITS AS WELL, THAT THEN SHOULD HAVE SOME TYPE OF PROCESS FOR CONSTANTLY CHECKING THESE TO ENSURE THAT THERE'S NOT A BUG OR SOMETHING THAT'S DOWN.

YEAH.

THAT'S A GOOD POINT.

EMISSION ISLAND, SOME TYPE OF A FAIL SAFE FOR OBVIOUSLY BREAK-FIX METHODOLOGY AND COMMISSIONER PITS.

ALSO, IF THEY HAVE IMPLEMENTED SOME TYPE OF CHANGE TO THEIR PROCESS ARE IF THEY HAVE, UM, UM, JUST, UH, ANOTHER PLAN THAT DEVIATES FROM WHAT THEY WERE ORIGINALLY IMPLEMENTING, IT WOULD BE GOOD TO KNOW THAT ALSO, YOU KNOW, UM, ESPECIALLY IN IF THEY'RE REACTING TO THINGS THAT MAYBE HAPPEN BECAUSE OF WEATHER EVENTS, BECAUSE OF COVID OR WHATEVER, IF THEY'VE MADE SOME TYPE OF CHANGE, AND IT HASN'T BEEN PUBLICLY ANNOUNCED WITH REGARDS TO THE SERVICES THAT THEY'RE, THAT THEY FORMALLY OFFER THAT THEY'RE CURRENTLY OFFERING, IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO KNOW WHAT THOSE CHANGES ARE AND HOW THEY INTEND TO, IF THAT IS THE CASE, HOW THEY INTEND TO PUBLICIZE IT.

THAT'S WELL SAID, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, BEAVERS.

I AGREE.

I AGREE.

I KNOW THAT, UH, I'VE SEEN POSTINGS,

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UH, BY CAP METRO ABOUT DIFFERENT CHANGES THEY'VE, THEY'VE, THEY'VE INTENDED TO MAKE, OR THAT THEY'VE MADE, YOU KNOW, STOP CHANGES, SCHEDULE CHANGES, DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THIS, BUT IT DOES MAKE YOU WONDER IF THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY PERHAPS, UH, FOR, UH, ADDITIONAL AUDIENCES OR A WASTE FOR THAT BOARD TO GET OUT.

SO THE COMMUNITY IS NOT SURPRISED AND, OR AT LEAST THERE'S TRANSPARENCY ABOUT THE DECISION MAKING WELL SAID.

ANY OTHER THOUGHTS OR QUESTIONS? WELL, THANKS EVERYBODY.

I APPRECIATE THE FEEDBACK THAT WAS GIVEN, UH, AND JESSE FOR SHARING THE BRIEFING.

OF COURSE, WE APPRECIATE THE WORK OF JOHN SPEARS AND, UH, THE TERROR OFFICE, UH, JESSE INCLUDED COATS ON, UH, JOHN PENCE AS WELL, YOU KNOW, THE WHOLE TEAM AND RIDELL, OF COURSE, AS THE OFFICER THERE.

UH, SO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THAT.

GETTING BACK TO OUR AGENDA, WE CAN GO OUT AND TRANSITION TO AGENDA ITEM THREE NEW BUSINESS,

[Items 3A & 3B]

THE ANNUAL CCTC WORK PLAN, UH, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION.

I'LL GO AHEAD AND SHARE MY SCREEN, UH, BECAUSE WHAT I WANTED TO DO WAS TO, UH, TAKE US THROUGH A LITTLE HISTORY.

UM, THIS WAS SOMEWHAT INTENDED PRIOR, UH, BUT IT WAS ALSO, UM, AND COURAGE FURTHER BY A QUESTION THAT WAS ASKED BY COMMISSIONER ISLANDS AT ONE OF OUR WORKING GROUP MEETINGS.

UH, REALLY JUST TRYING TO GET A SENSE FOR, UM, HOW EFFECTIVE WE'VE BEEN, UH, AS A COMMISSION AND STUDYING THE EVOLUTION OF OUR RECOMMENDATIONS AND OR ACTIVITIES HAVING DIRECT IMPACT.

UM, THAT WAS MY INTERPRETATION OF IT, BUT I'D LIKE TO GIVE HER A CHANCE TO, UH, RESTATE THAT.

UH, SO IT'S UNDERSTOOD FOR THE DISCUSSION, UM, BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT'S SOMETHING WHICH WE'D ALL APPRECIATE, BUT I DON'T WANT NECESSARILY MISSPEAK FOR HER.

UH, I JUST APPRECIATED WHAT SHE SAID.

UH, COMMISSIONER ISLAND, WOULD YOU MIND ELABORATING ON OUR DISCUSSION AT THE, UH, WORKING GROUP LEVEL AND, UH, THE QUESTION THAT YOU HAD? SURE.

UM, SO I ASKED, UM, RONDELLA TO GO OVER JUST KIND OF A LITTLE BIT OF THE BACKGROUND OF WHAT, UM, YOU KNOW, THE, THE COMMITTEE WHERE IT STARTED, THE HISTORY OF IT, UM, AND KIND OF SOME OF THE TRANSITIONARY, UM, TIMES THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'VE KIND OF GONE THROUGH WHERE HE WENT FROM BEING, YOU KNOW, AT AND T WAS KIND OF A MONOPOLY.

WE KIND OF, YOU KNOW, HELPED BRING IN MORE, UM, YOU KNOW, OTHER COMPETITORS, AND NOW WE KIND OF HAVE STEPPED OUT OF THAT, UM, I GUESS, ADVISORY ROLE.

AND WE'RE MORE OF JUST A CONSULTANT, IF YOU WILL.

UM, DID I EXPLAIN THAT CORRECTLY ONE WAY TO EXPLAIN IT THAT I KNEW THAT IT WAS IMPORTANT, UH, YOU KNOW, TO HAVE SOME OF THE BACKGROUND SHARED AS WELL? UM, SO THAT'S USEFUL IT'S IN GENERAL, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, AS MANY OF THE COMMISSIONERS ARE ALREADY AWARE, THERE HAS BEEN AN EVOLUTION.

I KNOW, I RECALL SPEAKING TO COMMISSIONER APODACA ABOUT IT.

I KNOW COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, BIEBER'S AWARE OF IT.

UM, I KNOW OF COURSE, UH, VICE-CHAIR ALEXANDER KRISHNA FLOYD IS AWARE OF IT AS WELL.

SO, UM, FOR ANYONE THAT'S NOT AS AWARE, IT IS HELPFUL, RIGHT? TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THAT EVOLUTION AND HOW WE CAN ACTUALLY IMPACT CHANGE HERE.

UM, IT OBVIOUSLY MEANS THAT, UM, WE'VE GOT TO BE STRATEGIC AND, UH, THOUGHTFUL ABOUT WHAT WE DO TO REALLY IMPACT CHANGE.

UM, BUT I THINK IT GOES BACK TO THE COMMON DENOMINATOR.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALL APPOINTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND OR THE MAYOR, RIGHT? SO OUR BIGGEST INFLUENCE IS CLEARLY THROUGH OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT ON CITY COUNCIL AND THE DECISIONS THAT THEY MAKE.

AND THAT IS OFTEN BORN OUT THROUGH BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS OR COMMITTEE COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS, OR, UH, THROUGH REPORTS THAT COULD IMPACT ALL THE ABOVE, UH, BUT REALLY JUST HAVING THIS PUBLIC CONVENING AND, UH, MAKING IT CLEAR IF WE HAVE CONSENSUS ABOUT SOMETHING, THEN I THINK IT GIVES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR LEADERS TO REFLECT THAT CONSENSUS IN THEIR ACTIONS, BECAUSE WE REPRESENT THE WHOLE CITY, UH, YOU KNOW, I'D LIKE TO, I COULD SHARE MY SCREEN, UH, CAV, I THINK, UH, I NEED TO GET THAT CAPABILITY BACK AGAIN.

TIRPITZ WE HAVE TRANSFERRED THE SHARE COMMITTEE CAPABILITY BACK TO YOU.

LET US KNOW IF THAT'S NOT SHOWING UP.

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OKAY.

LET'S SEE HERE.

JUST GIVE ME THE OPTION TO SHARE FILES, BUT NOT TO SHARE SCREEN SO FAR.

I NEED IT FROM MY, UH, LAPTOP, OF COURSE NOT THE MOBILE.

GOTCHA.

I THINK WE TRANSFERRED THE SHARE-ABILITY TO THE WRONG PROFILE THAT YOU HAVE UP.

SO WE'RE SWAPPING IT OVER NOW.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, HERE WE GO.

OKAY.

SO WITH JESSE'S HELP, UH, WHAT I'VE CONSTRUCTED HERE IS A LIST OF AGENDA ITEMS, BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS, AND COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS, UH, THAT REFLECT OUR ACTIONS TO, TO ADDRESS THE WORK PILOT PLAN AND, UH, THE MISSION OF THIS COMMISSION AND THE GOALS OF THE CITY.

AND ALTHOUGH OUR REPORT, THE REVIEW THAT I WILL BE SUBMITTING AT THE END OF JULY, UH, FOR THE REPORT AND OUR FISCAL YEAR IS OF COURSE ONLY RUN FROM OCTOBER TO SEPTEMBER.

UH, THIS GOES BACK A LITTLE BIT FURTHER THAN THAT, JUST BECAUSE IT PROVIDES A LITTLE MORE BACK CONTEXT.

SO LOOKING AT OUR FISCAL YEAR FROM 2019 TO 2020, YOU SEE HERE MONTH OVER MONTH, I'LL SCROLL DOWN.

UM, SO YOU CAN READ ALONG.

SO BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER, EXCUSE ME, BEGINNING OCTOBER, 2019, YOU SEE A FOCUS ON OUR STANDARD CADENCE OF MEETINGS, UH, RIGHT.

WE'VE ALWAYS GOT OUR STANDARD THINGS TO DISCUSS AT THE AGENDA LEVEL.

UH, BUT THEN THINGS THAT GET RECOMMENDED AND THINGS THAT ARE PUT IN PLACE TO ADDRESS THE WORK PLAN.

SO AS WE, UH, WE, WE HAD IDENTIFIED MOBILITY AND SMART CELL TECHNOLOGIES AS A FOCUS.

WE LOOK FOR KEY AREAS TO INJECT THESE INTO OUR AGENDA.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE, SCROLLING DOWN HERE, AGENDA FOCUSES STRONGLY AROUND THE ABILITY.

WE HAVE SMALL CELL TECHNOLOGY, WHICH IS INNOVATION AND MOBILITY AGAIN AT CAP METRO PRESENTATION, UH, G TOPS, OF COURSE, AS YOU KNOW, WE'VE ALL DISCUSSED AS HAS BEEN A TOPIC OF CONVERSATION LATELY.

UH, WE RELY UPON UPDATES FROM CTM AND THEY WENT THROUGH A LEADERSHIP CHANGE LAST YEAR, UH, THAT HAS BEEN RESOLVED.

IT WAS MISSTATED DURING OUR LAST COMMISSION MEETING, UM, OF THAT IT WAS UNDETERMINED WHO OUR CEO IS, BUT, UH, CHRIS STEWART, THE INTERIM CEO, UH, EXCUSE ME, THE INTERIM CIO IS INDEED HIRED AS THE PERMANENT CIO.

SO I'M HOPING THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO HAVE A PRESENTATION, UH, THAT, UH, FROM, FROM THEM.

I THINK THAT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR JESS TO GIVE US AN UPDATE THERE, JESSE.

UH, IF YOU, BY CHANCE HAVE ANY UPDATES ON OUTREACH TO CTM TIRPITZ YES.

WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO CTM FOR AN UPDATE ON THE TRANSITION, UH, WITH THE, THE LEADERSHIP TRANSITION, AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF OTHER ITEMS THAT THE COMMISSION WAS LOOKING FOR UPDATES ON FROM CTM, UH, IN GENERAL, UH, WE HAVEN'T HEARD BACK YET, SO THE SCHEDULING IS STILL ONGOING, BUT I INVITED HIM TO EITHER THIS SESSION OR, UH, OUR NEXT SESSION.

OKAY.

SO HOPEFULLY WE'LL, UH, BE ABLE TO HAVE THEM BEFORE US, BECAUSE IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO LEARN, UH, AND TO ADVISE, UH, AS WE HAVE IN THE PAST.

AND AS YOU LOOK AT THE CHRONOLOGY HERE, UH, YOU KNOW, DIFFERENT THINGS AS WE'RE REACTING TO BECOME IMPORTANT AND, OR ONGOING THINGS AS WE DISCUSSED EARLIER.

SO ONCE MORE, UH, 2020 WAS THE YEAR OF THE CENSUS.

THAT WAS A BIG FOCUS FOR THE ENTIRE CITY, UH, PARTICULARLY AFFECT THE COMMUNITIES WHICH ARE UNDERREPRESENTED AND UNDER COUNTED.

UH, AND I KNOW COMMISSIONER AND OTHER COMMISSIONERS HERE, COMMISSIONER FLOYD, UH, COMMISSIONER GATES, UH, CONSTRUCT THOMPSON, BEAVERS VICE-CHAIR XANDER, BASICALLY THE WHOLE BODY WAS INVOLVED IN A ROBUST DISCUSSION

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ABOUT WAYS TO SUPPORT THAT EFFORT, UH, AT THE COUNTY LEVEL.

AND THEN IF YOU LOOK AT THAT FEBRUARY UPDATE, THAT INCLUDED AS WELL, A BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS ARE AROUND, UH, VOTER VOTING, TABLATURE, AT LEAST VIDEO PROCESSING AND REMOTE PARTICIPATION.

AND THEN OF COURSE, THE G TOPS AWARDS RECOMMENDATIONS.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THESE PREVIOUS AS WE GO ALONG FOR FREE, BY THE WAY, I WANT THIS TO BE AN INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION DISCUSSION AROUND OUR EFFECTIVENESS.

UH, ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS OR THOUGHTS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JUMP IN.

OTHERWISE WE'LL FALL THROUGH THE CHRONOLOGY, NOT TO THE POINT OF OUR CURRENT, UH, RECOMMENDATIONS AND THEN HAVE A CANDID DISCUSSION ABOUT OUR BEST PRACTICES.

SO, UH, I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO SPEAK UP, CAUSE I'M LOOKING AT THE, UH, THE SCREENS JUST KIND OF READ ALONG.

SO LET ME KNOW IF HE WANTS TO SAY ANYTHING, UH, AS WE CONTINUE, WE, AS A COMMISSION, AGREED TO ENGAGE IN AN EFFORT TOWARDS COLLABORATION AND CONVENING AS A, AGAIN, THE TOMMY UPDATE AND MEMO THAT JESSE READ SPEAKS TO, WE'RE ABLE TO PULL THAT OFF BY DOING A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AND BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER IN THAT SESSION.

WELL, THAT BEGAN AS A CONCEPT OF A STAKEHOLDER SUMMIT, WHERE OF COURSE WE IMAGINED BEING TOGETHER IN PERSON AND, UH, ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW, ENGAGING IN A COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE TYPE FORMAT, UM, ALMOST, UH, REALLY INSPIRED BY DECA, UH, BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE DECA BRINGS TOGETHER DIFFERENT ENTITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS, BUT THEN COVID HAPPENS.

AND SO WE GOT CREATIVE AND WE FOUND A WAY TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN, EVEN THOUGH WE HAD TO DO IT IN AN ONLINE FORMAT AND BASED ON THE REPORT THAT SEALED IT AND THE MOMENTUM THAT WE'VE GAINED, I'D SAY THAT PROVED US TO BE VERY EFFECTIVE AS A BODY, UH, AND ABLE TO BEING ABLE TO PULL TOGETHER, UH, FROM DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE CITY AND ECOSYSTEM AND SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL INCLUSION TO THEN OFFER THOSE LIVED EXPERIENCES, TO GIVE CITIZENS A CHANCE TO DIRECTLY ENGAGE WITH POLICY MAKERS.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS EXTREMELY IMPACTFUL.

UH, CONTINUING WITH WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING.

WE, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY 2020 WAS, UH, UH, AN UNPARALLELED YEAR I, IN TERMS OF AWARENESS, UH, AND, UH, FRANKLY, PROTEST OF CIVIL, UH, PARTICULARLY, UH, EXCUSE ME, PROTEST, UH, POLICE BRUTALITY.

AND AS A RESULT, OUR ALREADY EXISTING WORK AROUND POLICE VIDEO PROCESSING, UM, FRANKLY COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN ELEVATED.

BUT WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT THE CITY AND THE COMMUNITY, UH, STARTED SPEAKING ABOUT DEFUNDING AS OPPOSED TO FUNDING.

OBVIOUSLY WE WERE LOOKING TO FUND A PART OF, UH, OF, OF THE WHOLE APD EFFORT, WHICH I THINK UNANIMOUSLY IS GREED, UH, SUPPORTS EVERYONE, RIGHT? WHETHER IT'S, UM, POLICE REFORM OR, UH, GOOD POLICING OR, UM, OR WHAT HAVE YOU THAT THE POINT IS SWIFT VIDEO PROCESSING WAS GOOD FOR EVERYBODY, WHETHER OR NOT PEOPLE HAD ISSUES WITH POLICE BUDGETS, BUT SINCE THE BUDGET WAS REALLOCATED, THINGS CHANGED.

SO NOW WE'RE ENGAGED AS A COMMISSION IN EVALUATING WHAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS DOING WITH THE APD ONE APP, WHICH IS DESIGNED TO HELP TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE SAME CONCERNS THAT POLICE VIDEO DOES.

AND YET, AS YOU ALL KNOW, UH, THOSE WHO'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE DISCUSSION, UH, EXCEPT FOR COMMISSIONER RAMOS, WE'RE STILL WAITING FOR SOME INSIGHTS AND TO GET SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT, BUT THAT PROCESS HAS BEGUN.

SO I'D SAY WE'RE DOING WELL IN THAT DEPARTMENT.

UH, YOU KNOW, CONTINUE AGAIN THROUGH THE CHRONOLOGY HERE, PERSISTENT WORK THROUGH OUR DIGITAL INCLUSION OFFICE TO RESPOND AND TO BE AVAILABLE, UH, WITH RESOURCES, WHETHER IT'S AVAILABLE HOTSPOTS OR ACCESS TO, UH, ENTITIES THAT PROVIDED, UH, ACCESS TO, TO THE INTERNET OR THOSE THAT COULD PROVIDE, UH, MITIGATION SERVICES, UH, CREATIVE, UH, TECHNIQUES.

THESE ARE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT, OF COURSE

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THE DIGITAL INCLUSION PROGRAMS WE'RE INVOLVED IN.

UH, AND I'M PROUD TO SAY OUR SUPPORT OF THAT WAS EFFECTIVE.

UH, OF COURSE, IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING CITIZENS A CHANCE TO, TO DIRECTLY COMMUNICATE ABOUT THE NEED, BUT, AND SUPPORTING THOSE EFFORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE MOBILE HOTSPOTS AROUND, UH, YOU KNOW, AISD BUSES, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CONTINUING THE WIFI, UH, THE HOTSPOT LIVING PROGRAM, AND ACTUALLY VOTING TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF HOTSPOTS AS WE DID WITH A BUDGET RECOMMENDATION.

SO THEN OUR AGENDA, YOU KNOW, ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE CONTINUING OUR SAME WORK HERE INTO THE YEAR.

UH, AND W YOU SEE HERE IS I THINK A PRETTY CONSISTENT EFFORT, UH, AT THIS COMMISSION TO, UH, WORK COLLABORATIVELY, UH, TO ADDRESS AS BEST AS WE CAN WITH EVOLVING BUDGETS, UH, THE PRIORITIES OF THE CITY AND, UH, THE CHALLENGES RATHER THAN THE MISSION OF THIS COMMITTEE COMMISSION AND OUR PRIORITIES TO HELP ALIGN TO THE STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES OF THE CITY OF GOVERNMENT FOR ALL, UH, AMONG OTHERS, UH, THAT WE'RE DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB, BUT, YOU KNOW, AS, UH, ANY INDIVIDUAL AND ANY GROUP CAN, MAYBE THERE ARE TIMES WHEN WE HAVE TELEVISION.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE TALK ABOUT THIS OPENLY AND CANDIDLY, UH, ON THE RECORD.

UH, SO WITH THAT, I WANT TO STOP TALKING AND IF ANYONE, A CHANCE TO REACT TO WHAT THEY SEE AND OUR CHRONOLOGY HERE OF EFFORTS AND TASKS AS A BODY AND WAYS THAT WE CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE, I DO WANT TO, UH, GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO SEE MORE IF YOU'D LIKE, BUT I'M OPEN AT THIS POINT TO ANYONE'S FEEDBACK.

UH, AND I DON'T PLAN ON SAYING ANYTHING AS I JUST SCROLL THROUGH HERE.

UM, CHAIR PITS.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER ISLAND.

UM, I THINK IN ADDITION TO, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE QUESTIONS I HAD LAST NIGHT, I THINK THIS IS, THIS IS REALLY HELPFUL TO UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, THE PROGRESS WE'VE BEEN MAKING AND ALL OF THE DISCUSSIONS AT THAT HIGH LEVEL, UM, AND KIND OF HOW WE'VE TRIED TO PUSH SOME ACTION.

UM, I, I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO UNDERSTAND OF THESE ONES, WHICH ONES ARE STILL IN PROGRESS, WHICH ONES ARE ONES THAT ARE STILL IN KIND OF THAT DISCUSSION PHASE IN VERSUS SOME THAT ARE, UM, HAVE MAYBE BEEN COMPLETED OR HAVE, UM, BEEN ABLE TO COME TO LIFE.

THAT'S, THAT'S GREAT.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

UH, AND THAT'S REASONABLE.

UH, THANK YOU FOR THE FEEDBACK ALSO, UM, APPRECIATE THAT.

WELL, WITH THAT IN MIND, LET ME GO AHEAD AND TAKE US TO PRESENT DAY CAUSE THAT EFFECTIVELY DOES THAT, UH, OUR LAST COMMISSION MEETING, UH, CENTERED AROUND THE WORK PLAN, THE ONE PRIOR FOCUS AROUND BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS AND BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS ARE COOLEY.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST WAYS THAT WE IMPACT CHANGE, UH, HERE, UH, AT THE COMMISSION LEVEL.

AND WHAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW ARE TWO BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ARE IN PROGRESS, BUT WITH VARYING DEGREES OF, UH, UH, PROGRESSION.

AND IN FACT, THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY AS WELL FOR AN UPDATE, UH, FROM CITY STAFF.

WE HAVE ANY ON THOSE BUDGET AGENDA, THOSE BUDGET REQUESTS, AND WE'VE HEARD OF THEM BACK FROM EITHER THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE ABOUT, UM, UH, ABOUT, UH, REMOTE DISSIPATION OR IF YOU'VE HEARD ANYTHING BACK FROM, UH, CTM, I THINK, WHICH WE'VE ALREADY HEARD AN ANSWER TO, UH, RELATED TO VOTING TABLATURE, UH, JESSE, ANY FEEDBACK ON THAT CHAIR BITS, WE DON'T HAVE ANY UPDATES ON THE BUDGET, UH, UH, ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED AT THIS TIME.

UH, I KNOW THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED IN THE LAST, LAST, UH, TWO TO THREE WEEKS OR SO.

UH, THE LIST OF ITEMS TO RESPOND TO, UH, FROM COMMISSIONS CAME THROUGH DOWN TO THE DEPARTMENTS, UM, AND THEN, UH, RESPONSES, YOU KNOW, THE DEPARTMENTS HAVE TO GENERATE RESPONSES TO THOSE ITEMS THAT COME DOWN.

UM, AND, UH, I THINK IT WAS LAST WEEK PERHAPS, OR THE WEEK BEFORE THAT, THAT WE HAD TO TURN AROUND THOSE RESPONSES.

UM, SO THAT, UH, THAT'S

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WHERE WE ARE IN, IN THE LARGER PROCESS, BUT WE HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING FURTHER FROM, UH, THE CLERK'S OFFICE OR THE BUDGET OFFICE ON THE SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WERE SUBMITTED BY THIS COMMISSION.

OKAY.

SO WE'RE STILL WAITING TO FIND OUT REALLY WHERE WE STAND, UM, AND WHERE THESE RECOMMENDATIONS STAND RATHER.

SO TO SPEAK, UM, WITH THAT BEING SAID, UM, WE CAN SAY THAT THEY HAVE EVOLVED TO THIS POINT BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THEY HAVE GOTTEN ATTENTION AT CITY COUNCIL LEVEL THAT ARE OUR STEADY PUSH HAS GOTTEN US TO THIS POINT.

UM, WITH THAT BEING SAID, WE CAN, WE CAN MORE ASSUREDLY HAROLD, OUR SUCCESS AROUND G TOPS, UH, BECAUSE AS YOU SEE HERE DOWN HERE ON BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2021, UH, EXCUSE ME, THERE'S 2021.

AND THEN 2020, UH, WE RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL FTE FOCUSED ON VIDEO PROCESSING, UH, THAT WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW THAT WORKED OUT YET.

UH, ALTHOUGH WE KNOW THAT FOCUSES AROUND THE APP NOW.

AND SO THAT'S FINE.

SIPPING AHEAD.

UH, WE ADVOCATED FOR AN APP DEVELOPER TO BE HARD TO SUPPORT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE.

WE KNOW THAT'S STILL, UH, KIND OF ON THE DRAWING BOARD.

UH, AS WE DISCUSSED EARLIER, SKIPPING BACK THOUGH, TO G TOPS HERE, THE ALLOCATION TO TUFTS FUNDING, A 400,000 AS APPROVED HERE, UH, IN THE COMMISSION, UH, UNANIMOUSLY THAT WAS APPROVED AND THAT HAS BEEN ROLLED OUT AND THOSE AWARDS ARE BEING MADE.

UM, SO WHEN I LOOK AT IT OVERALL, UH, EVEN THOUGH WE'RE STILL PUSHING IN AREAS WHERE WE'RE BASICALLY LOOKING TO IMPACT EFFECTIVENESS AT THE CITY LEVEL OF OPERATIONS AND, OR CHANGE RELATED TO OUR MISSION, UH, RIGHT, EVEN THOUGH WE MAY, UH, STILL BE DOING THAT, WE CAN, WE CAN SAY THAT IN THE AREAS WHERE WE HAVE DIRECT CONTROL, UH, THAT WE HAVE IMMEDIATE IMPACT, UH, AND AREAS WHERE WE HAVE, UH, FRANKLY, MORE, UM, I DON'T WANT TO SAY RESPONSIBILITY NECESSARILY, BUT YOU COULD ARGUE THAT WE DO, UM, RELATED TO DIGITAL INCLUSION AND POLICY TO ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW, GIVE CITIZENS, UH, DIGITAL INCLUSION AND CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT, UH, TO GIVE CITIZENS A CHANCE TO ACTUALLY ENGAGE WITH US, SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WHILE ALSO BEING ABLE TO BE SERVED BY THE G TOPS GRANT, UH, AND DIGITAL INCLUSION OFFERINGS BY NONPROFITS, UH, AND MATCHING ORGANIZATIONS.

SO IN MY OPINION, UH, WE'RE DOING QUITE WELL, BUT I'D LIKE TO GET EVERYONE ELSE'S FEEDBACK ABOUT THAT TOO, BECAUSE HERE WE SEE NOW, UH, OR OTHERS, UH, AND I HOPE THAT PROVIDES SOME, SOME UPDATE FOR YOU AS WELL, COMMISSIONER ALMOND ABOUT HOW WE STAND NOW AND, UH, WHERE WE'VE REALLY MADE PROGRESS QUICKLY AND IN THE AREAS WHERE WE'RE STILL KIND OF PUSHING STEADILY CHAIR, BUT IT'S HIS COMMISSIONERS APODACA.

UM, CAN YOU TALK TO THAT A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE LIST POLICE VIDEO PROCESSING? I JUST WANNA UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT AND, UH, I DIDN'T QUITE UNDERSTAND THE DETAILS BEHIND THAT.

YEAH, SURE, SURE.

UM, YEAH.

THANK YOU.

UH, THIS, WOULD IT MAKE SENSE, ESPECIALLY FOR THE NEW COMMISSIONERS HERE? UH, WE BASICALLY WERE, I BELIEVE IT WAS CALLED OUT THROUGH CITIZEN COMMUNICATION INITIALLY AND, OR JUST PUBLIC, UH, CONCERN ABOUT THE TIME IT TOOK TO GET POLICE VIDEO BACKLOG PROCESSED IN ORDER TO AFFECT CASES.

RIGHT? SO WHETHER IT WAS ISSUES OF, UM, CONCERNED ABOUT POLICING OR ISSUES OF JUSTICE, AND JUST NEEDING AN UNDERSTANDING THAT, UH, JUSTICE DEFERRED IS JUSTICE DENIED, AS THE SAYING GOES, AND THAT POLICE VIDEO PROCESSING PLAYS A KEY ROLE, UH, THAT SINCE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, UH, THAT POLICE VIDEO PROCESSING THEN FROM AN EQUITY LENS FELL UNDER THE DIGITAL INCLUSION SPECTRUM AND, AND SOMETHING AS A COMMISSION THAT WE FELT OBLIGED TO, UH, OFFER INSIGHTS INTO.

AT THE TIME WE ACTUALLY HAD COMMISSIONERS, UH, WITH EXPERTISE AROUND VIDEO, UH, AND THEY DID PLAY A ROLE IN HELPING TO, UH, STEER HEAD, EH, LOOKING INTO THE CURRENT SYSTEMS BEING USED BY APD.

AND

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WHAT WAS CONFIRMED IS, UH, THROUGH, UH, BOTH SWORN OFFICERS AND THE ASSIGNED MATH UNIT AS THEY'RE CALLED, UM, AND MYSELF AS WELL AS A FEW OTHER COMMISSIONERS, INCLUDING COMMISSIONER, UH, ALEXANDER, UH, MR. GAETZ, UH, MR. FLOYD, OTHERS I'D ASK UTA, UH, WAS THAT THERE WAS A VARIETY OF DISPARATE SYSTEMS THAT THEY WERE USING, UH, INCLUDING A PANASONIC PANASONIC SYSTEM THAT WAS LEGACY, UH, THAT THEY WERE DEPENDENT UPON THAT WAS CREATING THE BACKLOG.

AND SO IT, IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY, UH, FOR TECHNOLOGY UPLIFT THAT WOULD HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT ON DIGITAL INCLUSION, EQUITY, JUSTICE, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, THE WHOLE, THE WHOLE NINE.

AND SO AS A COMMISSION, WE WERE BASICALLY TRYING TO SUPPORT THEM BY GIVING THEM ADDITIONAL STAFF TO PROCESS THE VIDEO.

CAUSE AS THEY EXPLAINED, THERE IS SHE WAS HAVING, UH, OVERTIME CHALLENGES AND HAVING STAFF NEEDING TO HAVE A SWORN OFFICER AS WELL AS A NON-SWORN OFFICER BE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESSING PROCESS.

SO I HOPE THAT HELPS