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COUNCIL MEMBERS, TOVO COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY AS

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OVER TURBO.

UM, IS THERE SOMETHING YOU WANTED A KIND OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE MOMENT? I BET.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO READ A PROCLAMATION TODAY IN, UM, RECOGNITION OF AUSTIN, FILIPINO AMERICAN AND FILIPINO INDEPENDENCE DAY IN AUSTIN.

AND SO, UM, IT IS REALLY MY HONOR TO DO SO, UH, AND TO DO SO, AND TO PRESENT THIS PROCLAMATION ON BEHALF OF OUR ENTIRE CITY COUNCIL ON VIETNAM, THAT, WHEREAS THE AUSTIN FILIPINO AMERICAN ASSOCIATION BETTER KNOWN AS AFAA HAS BEEN THE LEADER IN PRESERVING PHILIPPINES, CULTURAL HERITAGE AND VALUES FOR THE FILIPINO AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND CENTRAL TEXAS BY ORGANIZING YEARLY EVENTS, SUCH AS OR SEA FAIR AND FLOODED DEMAIO OR MAYFLOWER PARADE FESTIVAL, BOTH HONORED AT THE STATE OF TEXAS CAPITOL GROUNDS IN 1999.

AND WHEREAS AFAA TEACHES AND KEEPS ALIVE THE FILIPINO TRADITIONAL CUSTOMARY DANCES FROM VARIOUS PROVINCES IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR YOUTH AND FOR ADULTS ALIKE, SHOWCASING IN FILIPINO AMERICAN AND ASIAN COMMUNITY FESTIVITIES AND EVENTS, AND CONTINUES TO PROMOTE THESE CUSTOMS FOR THE BENEFIT AND ENJOYMENT OF FUTURE GENERATIONS.

AND WHEREAS AFAA HAS ORGANIZED ANNUAL COMMUNITY GATHERING SUCH AS EASTER CELEBRATION, FALL FESTIVAL AND THE YEARLY CHRISTMAS GALA TO INFUSE THE SPIRIT OF COMRADERY AMONG FILIPINO AMERICANS AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND IN THE CENTRAL TEXAS REGION.

AND WHEREAS AFAA HAS BEEN ACTIVE SINCE 1987 AND THE ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND IN THE STATE OF TEXAS AND AS AN OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED REPRESENTATIVE BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

NOW, THEREFORE I CATHERINE MAYOR STEVE ADLER DO HEREBY PROCLAIM JUNE 10TH, 2021 AS AUSTIN, FILIPINO AMERICAN AND PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY IN AUSTIN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OKAY.

SO THANK YOU GUYS FOR DOING THAT ON BEHALF OF US ALL,

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UH, ALSO ANOTHER, UH, UH, PERSONAL PRIVILEGE, A MOMENT, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER COUNTY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

TODAY, I'M PRESENTING A DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD TO AUSTIN CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER JOE FLINT HAS HIS FAMILY AND HIS SONGS IN HIS HONOR.

THE AUSTIN CODE DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCED A TRAGIC LOSS WHEN MR. HAS PASSED AWAY ON MAY 12TH, 2021, IT WAS HIS BIRTHDAY AND HIS TEAM WAS ABLE TO SPEND TIME WITH HIM THAT DAY AT LUNCH, BORN IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, MR. FOREIGNS HAS SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN THE U S ARMY.

HE WAS A RETIRED CITY OF HOUSTON EMPLOYEE AND WAS EMPLOYED AT THE CITY OF AUSTIN AS A CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AT THE TIME OF HIS PASSING.

MR. FUENTES WAS A HARD WORKER WHO EXEMPLIFIED THE MEANING OF A PUBLIC SERVANT IN EVERYTHING THAT MR. FUENTES DID.

HE WAS ALWAYS WILLING TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP EVERYONE HE ENCOUNTERED.

HE WAS LOVED AND CHERISHED BY HIS FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND COLLEAGUES.

I'VE SPOKEN WITH MANY OF HIS COLLEAGUES WHO TELL ME THAT JOE NOT ONLY WORKED HARD, BUT DID SO BECAUSE HE CARED DEEPLY FOR THOSE.

HE SERVED AUSTIN CODE WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE HIS SERVICE AND FRIENDSHIP TO THE RESIDENTS THAT THEY SERVE.

MR. FUENTES WAS A GREAT ALLY.

HE CARED VERY MUCH FOR THE COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEERED IN OUTREACH PROGRAMS TO HIS TEAM.

HE WAS FAMILY.

HE WAS SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED AND OFTEN COULD BE FOUND HELPING HIS TEAMMATES EVERY DAY.

HE TOLD GREAT JOKES AND SHARED AMAZING STORIES.

IT IS CLEAR.

HE'S LEAVING A HOLE IN THE HEARTS OF MANY.

HE WORKED WITH AT OUR CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT TODAY.

WE RECOGNIZE THE UNWAVERING COMMITMENT THAT MR. FUENTES EXHIBITED WHILE SERVING THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND ITS RESIDENTS TO THE FUN-SIZE FAMILY.

I AM SADDENED BY YOUR LOSS AND I'M SORRY, I WAS NOT ABLE TO MEET MR. IN PERSON, BUT PLEASE KNOW HIS MEMORY AND THE WORK HE DID WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

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UM, APRIL 10TH, I THOUGHT YOU WERE MADE AWARE, UM, I APOLOGIZE, WE DIDN'T PRESENT THIS TO YOU EARLIER, BUT I ALSO HAVE A PROCLAMATION ONE THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY.

UM, A LOT OF Y'ALL PROBABLY KNOW MR. HAROLD MACMILLAN, BECAUSE HE'S, WELL-KNOWN IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY FOR HAVING BEEN PRESENT FRONT AND CENTER, UM, BEING AN ACTIVE LIVING HISTORIAN, UH, FOR BLACK HISTORY IN THE CITY OF BOSTON, ESPECIALLY AS IT PERTAINS TO BLACK ART AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

SO IN OUR RECOGNITION AND SIGN OF APPRECIATION, WE'D LIKE TO READ THIS PROCLAMATION INTO THE RECORD.

WE'D LIKE TO SAY VIETNAM THAT WHEREAS MR. HALE MCMILLAN HAS BEEN A CONSISTENT, RESPECTED PRESENCE AND A GO-TO AND BLACK ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS, FOUNDING CO-FOUNDING DIRECTING PUBLISHING, SERVING AS EXECUTIVE

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PRODUCER FOR MANY RESPECTED ORGANIZATIONS, FILMS, PUBLICATIONS, AND EVENTS.

WHEREAS MR. HAILED MCMILLAN HAS BEEN AN HONORABLE STEWARD OF KENNY DURHAM'S BACKYARD AS SPACE FOR COMMUNITY ART AND MUSIC TO FLOURISH, CREATING A SPACE THAT IS WELCOMING TO ANYONE WHO COMES THROUGH THOSE GATES.

WHEREAS MR. HILL MCMILLAN HAS BEEN AN ADVOCATE OF THE ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE EDUCATION, ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION AND INSTILLING A LOVE AND APPRECIATION FOR BLACK EAST AUSTIN ARTS AND CULTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS.

WHEREAS MR. HILL MACMILLAN IS UNDENIABLY A KEEPER OF AUSTIN'S ART.

SO ROCK, FUNK, BLUES, AND ALL THAT JAZZ.

NOW, THEREFORE I MAYOR TEM NATASHA HARPER, MADISON, ALONG WITH MAYOR STEVE ADLER AND MY COLLEAGUES ON THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL DO YEAR BY PROCLAIM JUNE 20TH, 2021 AS HAROLD MCMILLAN DAY IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

THANK YOU AGAIN.

I'M PRETEND.

THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT ON BEHALF OF US.

ALL RIGHT.

IS THE CAMERAS RUNNING UP? WE'RE READY TO GO THERE.

OKAY, GREAT.

UH,

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COLLEAGUES, I'M GOING TO CALL TO ORDER THIS, UH, AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING HERE ON, UH, THURSDAY, JUNE 10TH, 2021.

TIME IS 10 12.

UH, THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD VIRTUALLY, UH, PURSUANT TO THE, UH, UH, PANDEMIC ORDERS.

UH, AND, UM, WE HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT.

[Consent Agenda(Part 1 of 2)]

LET ME READ IN SOME, UH, CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS ITEM.

NUMBER TWO, UH, JUNE 2ND, 2021 WAS RECOMMENDED BY THE WATER WASTEWATER COMMISSIONER AND THE ONE TO VOTE ITEMS 3, 6, 8 AND NINE ON JUNE 2ND RECOMMENDED BY THE WATER AND WASTEWATER COMMISSIONER OUT OF NINE, ZERO OUT ITEM NUMBER SEVEN.

UM, UH, THE LANGUAGE HAS BEEN CHANGED ON THIS ITEM TO ADD THE WORDS BY MEETING THE GOALS WITH, UH, INSTEAD OF THROUGH THE OF GOOD FAITH EFFORTS FOR ITEM NUMBER 26, POSTPONED INDEFINITELY ITEM 39, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL, UH, HAS BEEN ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR.

I HAD A MEMBER 40 TWOS WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED WITH A DEFENDER ITEM, 86, UM, AND, UM, ITEM 1 0 1, UH, IS, UH, POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

THE NUMBER OF POLL ITEMS WE HAVE THUS FAR ARE 2, 5 11 77, 85 93, UH, UM, BY THE SIXTH OR TWO POOL BY PULLING TOBO FIVE POLE BY TOBO, WHICH WILL BE TAKEN UP WITH ITEM NUMBER 96.

UM, SO FOR, UM, 11 POLL BY TOVO 77 IPOD, 85 COUNCILOR TOBO 93 KITCHEN AND 96, UH, TOLD THEM, UH, ON ITEM NUMBER 38 BOARDS AND CORRECTION, UH, LATE, UH, ADDITIONS THERE, UH, ZONING AND PLATTING, UH, BETSY GREENBURG, IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS, SARAH BECKER HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, KIMBERLEY W BREON Z.

UH, ALL OF THESE WERE NOMINATED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY.

WE HAVE SOME, UH, LATE BACKUP, UH, H F C ITEMS. WHAT I DO IS HELP ME TO REMEMBER TO PUT THAT IN.

WHEN WE GET TO HFC ON OUR COUNCIL MEETING IT'S ITEMS 2 11 16, 38 39, 41 55, 77, 85, 86, 89, 91 93 96, 1 13 1 19 1 0 2, 1 21, 1 22 AND 1 27 COLLEAGUES.

WE HAVE, UH, SOME SPEAKERS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP.

THEY WILL EACH BE GIVEN TWO MINUTES

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TO SPEAK, BUT BEFORE WE GET TO SPEAKERS, UH, COLLEAGUES, UH, MAYOR PROTEL ITEM 91.

ALL RIGHT.

ITEM NUMBER 91, PULL BY AMERICAN, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR.

I THINK WE MIGHT NEED TO PULL 78 TO 77.

OKAY.

LET'S PULL 78 AS WELL AS OUR KITCHEN.

UM, I'D LIKE TO, UM, ITEM NUMBER 11.

OH, OH, I SEE THAT.

UH, I HAVE SOME AMENDMENTS THAT I THINK ARE AGREED TO BY STAFF, BUT I SEE THAT CUSTOMER TOHO PULLED THAT ALSO, RIGHT.

THAT'S CORRECT.

THAT'S BEEN PULLED WELL, THEN ITEM 16.

I NEED TO PULL THAT ONE.

ALSO.

WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO HANDLE THEM ON CONSENT, BUT NOT SURE.

AND ITEM 93, I THINK YOU HAVE, DO YOU HAVE MEET SHOWING ME PULLING THAT ONE? YES.

OKAY.

SO ITEM 93.

UM, YEAH, I NEED TO PULL IT.

I WANT TO SAY TO THE MAYOR PRO TEM, I APPRECIATE HER MESSAGE BOARD POST, AND I JUST SAW IT.

SO I'M THINKING ABOUT IT.

UH, DEPENDING ON WHEN WE GET TO CONSENT, WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO PUT IT BACK ON CONSENT.

OKAY.

COUNCIL MEMBER POOP.

THANKS.

TWO QUESTIONS.

UM, WAS ITEM TWO ALSO PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER TOBA? YES.

OKAY, GREAT.

AND, UM, I, UH, ALSO WANT TO PULL ITEM 91.

I NOTICED THE MAYOR PRO TEM HAS PULLED THAT.

I WAS WONDERING IF MAYBE WE SHOULD TAKE THAT ONE UP IN, UH, COORDINATION WITH ITEM 77.

OKAY, SORRY.

UH, MAYOR, WOULD YOU MIND ASKING COUNCIL MEMBER POLL TO SAY WHICH ITEM THAT WAS MAGGIE ONE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

COME UP THE SAME TIME.

WE'RE DISCUSSING 77 AND 78.

UM, THAT'S WHY WE'RE AUTHOR.

I'M SORRY.

I MEANT TO PULL ITEM 17.

IT WILL NOT BE, IT WILL NOT TAKE LONG, BUT I THINK IT WOULD BE CLEARER FOR THE DISCUSSION TO REITERATE WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT ON TUESDAY, BRIEFLY AS A PULLED ITEM.

IT SHOULD NOT.

OKAY.

IT'S THE HAZARD PLAN? NEWPORT 16 REPORT ITEM 1616 WAS COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

THANK YOU.

UH, GET TO R KELLY.

I'D LIKE TO PULL ITEM 89, PLEASE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

GOT TO REMEMBER DITCHING.

UM, WE HAVE A, UH, NUMBER 89 AND I THINK WE HAVE A SESSION.

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE IT UP AFTER THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

WE WILL TAKE THAT UP AFTER THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THE CONSENT AGENDA TODAY IS, UM, ITEMS ONE THROUGH 46 AND ALSO ITEMS 77 THROUGH 96.

THE PULLED ITEMS ARE 2, 5 11 16, 17 77, 78, 85, 89, 91 93 AND 96.

REMEMBER TOBO OKAY.

UM, I KNOW FOR SEVERAL OF US, UM, SOME OF WE'VE INDICATED ARE VERY SHORT AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF WE, IF WE INDICATED WHICH ONES THOSE ARE, BUT MY EXPECTATION IS THAT 11 THAT I PULLED

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US VERY, VERY WELL.

ANYWAY, I WOULD NEED A MOMENT TO THINK ABOUT IT, BUT I KNOW 11 IS, AND, AND MAYBE WE COULD MAKE A LIST OF THE QUICK OF THE QUICK POLLS VERSUS THE ONES THAT NEED MORE DISCUSSION, UM, SO THAT WE CAN BE REALLY EFFICIENT WITH OUR TIME.

AND I CAN DO THAT WITH THE ONES I'VE PULLED.

I'M JUST NOT PREPARED TO DO THAT AT THE MOMENT.

OKAY.

WELL, AFTER WE HEAR FROM SPEAKERS, WE'LL ASK THAT QUESTION, THEN THE PEOPLE ANTICIPATE BEING QUICK.

OKAY.

UM, THANKS VERY MUCH.

AND JUST, UM, TO SIGNAL TO MY COLLEAGUES, I HAVE, I HAD DISTRIBUTED SOME AMENDMENTS AT OUR LAST MEETING, UM, FOR 93 AND NEAR PRETEND.

THANK YOU.

I THINK YOU INCORPORATED SOME OF THEM, NOT ALL.

AND SO IT'S MY INTENTION TO BRING THOSE FORWARD AGAIN.

AND SO I KNOW THERE WAS SOME CONVERSATION ABOUT MAYBE PUTTING 93 BACK ON THE, UM, CONSENT AGENDA, WHICH I'M, I'M HAPPY TO IF MY, THE REST OF MY AMENDMENTS ARE ACCEPTED.

OKAY.

HOW'S IT GOING, KELLY, WOULD YOU PLEASE LET THE RECORD, REFLECT ME ABSTAINING FROM ITEM NUMBER 40.

OKAY.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT SAID, WE READY TO HEAR FROM SPEAKERS.

MEREDITH STAFF HAS REQUESTED A POST-POLIO ITEM, NUMBER 16, I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN FULL THIS, BUT, UH, IT DIDN'T MAKE AN EFFECT CHANGE AS A CORRECTION, BUT WE ARE REQUESTING POSTPONEMENT FROM STAFF.

OKAY.

THAT BEING THE CASE THEN? UH, CASPER KITCHEN.

OKAY.

UM, I WOULD, UH, UM, CITY MANAGER.

WHAT'S THE DATE FOR THE POSTPONE WITH THE POSTPONEMENT TO WHAT DATE? THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING JULY 29TH.

UM, THAT'S ACCEPTABLE TO ME, MAYOR THAT WE POSTPONE IT TO THE, UH, COULD YOU SAY AGAIN, JULY WHAT? OKAY.

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN REMOVES HER REQUEST TO PULL.

I DON'T REMEMBER SIXTEENS AND IT WILL STAY ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, UH, HAS POSTPONED TO JULY 29TH.

YES, MA'AM.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE IT.

UH, COUNSEL BARBARA KELLY'S ABSTENTION REMINDED ME THAT YOU GUYS ONLY HAVE FOUR FOLKS ON ITEM NUMBER 40.

I'D LIKE TO ADD MYSELF AS A CO-SPONSOR.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

[Public Comment (Part 1 of 3)]

ALL RIGHT.

WE READY TO HEAR FROM SPEAKERS? ALL RIGHT.

I'M GOING TO, UM, I ASK THE CLERK TO CALL THE SPEAKERS AND I'M ON TO ASK, UH, THE MAYOR PRO TIME TO TAKE THE CHAIR.

UH, I'M GONNA MOVE TO CITY HALL AND THEN I WILL BE BACK TO JOIN.

YOU GUYS.

EACH TEAM HAS, UH, HAS TWO MINUTES TODAY.

UH, THERE ARE ABOUT, UH, JUST UNDER 70.

IS THAT RIGHT? YES.

OKAY.

UM, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU MAP OUT A DAY, IF EVERYBODY SPEAKS FOR THEIR ALLOTTED TIME, WE'RE STARTING HERE AT 10.

IT'S WHAT ROUGHLY? UM, EIGHT HOURS TO SIX.

WE BREAK FOR LUNCH.

WE HAVE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

UH, WE HAVE ABOUT THREE, THREE AND A HALF HOURS WORTH OF SPEAKERS.

UM, SO PLEASE GO AHEAD AND START THE SPEAKER LIST.

OKAY.

OUR FIRST SPEAKER, UM, REQUESTED SPANISH INTERPRETATION.

UM, JACK AND LEANNE.

ARE YOU READY? YEP.

OKAY.

THE FIRST SPEAKER IS .

THAT'S FINE.

THANK YOU.

WE CAN BEGIN SEEMING NUMBER.

MY NUMBER IS MARIA AND .

UM, AND MY NAME IS I DON'T HAVE A MEETING YET.

MY NAME IS .

I HAVE THIS VIDEO, BOSTON AND I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING A LOT OF HELP FROM THE CITY.

AND I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND THEY INVITED ME TO THIS MEETING TODAY.

I SAID, MEETING, UH, THIS PERSON HANDLE THE FOUR SUPERVISED

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AND DOSES WITH DEPENDENT MIKE AND THE HIGH COST OF LIVING.

A LOT OF US ARE NEEDING HELP.

UM, BUT , , FEDERALLY.

MORE THAN ANYTHING I WANTED TO THANK YOU AND LET YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE HERE AND WE'RE, WE'RE TRYING TO DO WELL.

AND ANYTHING, ANY ADDITIONAL HELP THAT WE CAN RECEIVE WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS RICHARD SETTLE.

HELLO? AM I ON? YES, YOU'RE ON MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

UM, I'M, I'M SPEAKING ON ITEM NUMBER TWO ON THE SCR THAT'S ON YOUR AGENDA.

I WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE PROCESS.

I KNOW IT'S BEEN PULLED.

UM, I WANTED TO SEE IF THERE'S A CREATIVE WAY.

WE COULD WORK ON THIS ON THE DAY AS TODAY BECAUSE THIS, THIS ITEM HAS BEEN IN THE PROCESS FOR, WELL OVER A YEAR, THERE'VE BEEN THREE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL VOTES, UH, MOVING THIS PROJECT ALONG AND WE, UM, GOT TO THE END, REALIZING THAT WE WERE GOING TO NEED AN SCR APPROVAL FOR A PORTION OF THE PROPERTY.

THAT'S NOT YET IN THE CITY.

ANNEXATION SOLVES THE, THE, UM, THE PROBLEM ON IT.

BUT WE, THE LAND OWNER DOES NOT WANT TO BE IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

MY CLIENT'S NOT THE LANDOWNER YET.

HE'S SUPPOSED TO CLOSE ON MONDAY AND HE'S OUT OF EXTENSION.

SO THE CONVERSATION I WANTED TO HAVE AND GET SOME DIRECTION FROM, UH, YOUR LAW DEPARTMENT AND, AND ALL OF Y'ALL IS, IS THERE A WAY WE CAN DO THIS SCR, UH, KNOWING THAT WE COULD START ANNEXATION NEXT WEEK, WHICH WOULD SOLVE THE TIMING ISSUE? THE SCR WOULD BE APPROVED.

MY CLIENT COULD CLOSE AND THEY COULD GET STARTED ON THE PROJECT THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR WELL OVER A YEAR.

THE, THE ITEMS THAT THE COUNCIL HAS ALREADY VOTED ON WAS PREVIOUSLY WAS LAST YEAR, NINE ACRES OF THE 35 WAS IN LIMITED PURPOSE.

AND WE HAD A 10 ZERO VOTE FOR THE ZONING FOR MF TWO.

WE HAD A 10 ZERO VOTE TO ANNEX IT INTO FULL PURPOSE.

AND THEN WE HAD A 10 ZERO VOTE TO PASS A RESOLUTION TO START THE ANNEXATION PROCESS ON THE 25 ACRES.

UM, IN THE INTERIM, WHAT MY CLIENT DID WAS FILED IS A SITE PLAN THAT IS VARIANCE FREE, COMPLETELY COMPLIES WITH ALL THE ENVIRONMENTAL REGS.

AND IF HE WAS IN THE CITY, WE WOULDN'T EVEN BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION, BUT BECAUSE OF THE TIMING GLITCH, UM, WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

I KNOW CHRIS HARRINGTON AND I'VE HAD MANY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT IT, OR CHRIS CAUGHT BECAUSE HE'S, HE'S GOT A PROCESS IN THE CODE WITH NO, UH, NO POLICY OR NO DIRECTION ON IT.

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS CRAIG NASER.

HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

UH, WELL, I'M HERE.

UH, I'M, I'M THE CONSERVATION SHARE OF THE LONESTAR CHAPTER OF THE SIERRA CLUB.

AND I'M ALSO ON THE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE, THE AUSTIN REGIONAL GROUP, FOR WHICH I'M SPEAKING.

UH, THIS IS CONSIDERING CONCERNING ITEM TWO.

WE THINK THAT THE ENTIRE DEVELOPMENT SHOULD FOLLOW, UH, THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN, EVEN THOUGH A PORTION OF IT IS STILL IN THE ETJ WHAT'S HAPPENED NOW.

AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION DID NOT APPROVE THIS OR THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT.

IS THERE THE PART THAT IS IN THE ETJ, THEY ARE TRYING TO DEVELOP WITHOUT FOLLOWING, UH, OUR HILL COUNTRY ROADS ORDINANCE OR WITHOUT THE HERITAGE TREE ORDINANCE, WHICH IS GOING TO ALLOW A

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LOT MORE DEVELOPMENT ON THAT PROPERTY.

THIS IS A VERY SENSITIVE PIECE OF PROPERTY AT ONE OF THE HEADWATERS OF BULL CREEK.

THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL POPULATION OF A THREATENED SPECIES, UM, UH, ON THE PROPERTY AND ADJACENT TO IT.

AND WE WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE THIS PROPERTY TO DEVELOP FOLLOWING ALL OF THE RULES OF AUSTIN.

WE FOUGHT VERY HARD AND VERY LONG TO GET THE BALCONIES CANYON LAND PRESERVED SO THAT OTHER DEVELOPMENT COULD HAPPEN MORE DENSELY, THEN ENVIRONMENTALIST WANTED IT.

AND THIS SEEMS LIKE A LITTLE TRICKY WAY TO TRY AND GET AROUND THAT ON A VERY DELICATE PIECE OF PROPERTY.

AND WE THINK THIS, UH, IF YOU'RE GOING TO DEVELOP THIS AT ALL, UH, IN EAST VAIL, THE WHOLE PROPERTY, FOLLOWING THE RULES OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, BOBBY LAVINSKY.

THANK YOU AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS BOBBY LEVINSKY WITH THE SAVE OUR SPRINGS ALLIANCE.

UM, I AM SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION TO ITEM NUMBER TWO.

IT CAN SERVE AS EXTENSIVE REQUEST, UM, THAT THE TWO PREVIOUS SPEAKERS SPOKE ABOUT, UM, WANT TO REITERATE THAT ACTUALLY THE SITE HAS A LOT OF HISTORY, UM, BUT IF, ACTUALLY IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION, UM, THE SCRS ON THIS PROPERTY HAVE BEEN DENIED IN THE PAST BECAUSE THIS IS AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE SITE.

UM, THIS IS IMMEDIATELY UPSTREAM OF ONE OF THE MOST POPULATED HABITATS FOR THE JOLLYVILLE PLATEAU SALAMANDER THAT THE HEADWATERS OF BULL CREEK AND, UM, STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT THE INCREASED URBANIZATION OF THIS AREA HAS RESULTED A REDUCTION IN A RAPID REDUCTION IN THE POPULATION OF THE SALAMANDERS.

UM, THE APPLICANT DID NOT INADVERTENTLY SUBMIT A SITE PLAN BEFORE GETTING ANNEXED INTO THE CITY.

IT'S AN INTENTIONAL ACTION TO SKIRT THE, UH, ZONING REGULATIONS THAT WOULD APPLY.

WE INCLUDING THE HILL COUNTRY ROADWAY ORDINANCE.

AND, UH, ALSO THE HERITAGE TREE ORDINANCE AT THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER SPOKE THE, UM, PROCESS THAT THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT HAS FOLLOWED FOR MANY, MANY YEARS, IS THAT WHEN THEY SEE A SERVICE EXTENSION, YOUR REQUEST RESULT IN A MORE INTENSE DEVELOPMENT THAT COULD INCREASE THE POLLUTANTS THAT, UM, UH, INCREASE THE BALLOONS ON AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE SITE, SUCH AS THIS ONE.

UM, THEY ACTUALLY RECOMMEND DENIAL BECAUSE THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THE CITY'S INCREASING INTENTIONALLY, UM, ESSENTIALLY THE AVAILABLE DEVELOPMENT ON THE PROPERTY.

AND, UH, AS A RESULT OF THAT SERVICE EXTENSION REQUEST, WE COULD DO THIS IN AN ENTIRELY, A DIFFERENT ORDER WHERE IF YOU JUST DENY THE SERVICE EXTENSION REQUEST, THE APPLICANT GETS ANNEXED INTO THE CITY.

THEY CAN RESUBMIT A SITE PLAN THAT IS COMPLIANT WITH THE CITY WITH CURRENT CITY CODE, ALL CURRENT CITY CODE, NOT JUST THE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS.

UM, AND I THINK THAT WOULD BE ACTUALLY A REASONABLE OUTCOME HERE.

DEVELOPER IS STILL GOING TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY ON HIS PROPERTY AND THE CITY WILL BE ABLE TO PROTECT THE JOLLYVILLE PLATEAUS.

ELEMENTOR THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

KENDRA, ESTHER.

GOOD MORNING.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, PLEASE PROCEED.

YES, MA'AM.

MY NAME IS KENDRA ESTHER.

I'M SPEAKING ON ITEM 55.

I RESIGNED AT SANTA RITA COURT.

I'VE BEEN HAVING A LOUNGE CHAIR WITH HASA DURING THIS PROCESS FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF BROKE PORT COURT MAKING WITH THE RESIDENTS OF ROSE SPLIT, ANTICIPATING FOR DEVELOPMENT.

I AM HIGHLY IN FAVOR FOR THIS BREAK, THE SETTLEMENT TO TAKE PLACE IN THE NEAR FUTURE FOR THE RESIDENTS OF ROSEBUD, WHICH IN TURN WOULD HELP TO COMBAT THE HOUSING CRISIS.

CURRENTLY DEVELOPING AN ESAU AND RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMUNITY, WHICH IS IN NEED OF SUPPORT, THE SUPPORT THAT COULD BE ESTABLISHED BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN, PARTNERING WITH THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO MAKE THIS FREE DEVELOPMENT HAPPEN, WHICH WILL THAT MUCH HAVE MORE IMPACT ON THE EAST SIDE OF AUSTIN, BUILDING STABILITY TO BETTER THE COMMUNITY EAST AUSTIN IS RAPIDLY GROWING, AND WE NEED THE SUPPORT TO KEEP UP WITH THE EVER-GROWING POPULATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY AND TO OFFER EQUAL AND FAIR HOUSING TO ALL INNOCENT.

AND THIS IS WHY I'M IN FAVOR WITH THE UPCOMING REDEVELOPMENT OF ROSEWOOD AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND HOT TO WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FOR THEIR RESIDENTS AND THEIR FUTURE RENT.

THANK YOU, STEVE.

WICHARD.

HI, THIS IS STEVE WIZARD.

I LIVE IN DISTRICT ONE AND I ACTUALLY LIVE AT ROSEWOOD COURT.

I WANT TO THANK THE CITY FOR ITS SUPPORT SO FAR IN THE REDEVELOPMENT AND THE PLANNING FOR HERE.

AND I HOPE THE SUPPORT WILL CONTINUE AS A HOUSING FOR LOW INCOME AND POOR AUSTINITES IS DESPERATELY NEEDED.

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AND WITH THE REDEVELOPMENT, WE'LL HAVE EVEN MORE UNITS HERE AND WE CURRENTLY HAVE, AND ALSO HAVE SOME HOME OWNERSHIP, POSSIBILITIES ON THE PROPERTY, WHICH WOULD HELP WITH FIRST-TIME HOMEOWNERS AND HELP GET MORE PEOPLE IN HOUSING INSTEAD OF THEM POSSIBLY BEING ON THE STREETS OR IN THE SHELTERS.

BECAUSE I KNOW I GOT HERE FROM THE SHELTERS AND HAVING A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD IS VITAL TO MAKE YOUR LIFE A BETTER LIFE AND TO GIVE YOU OPPORTUNITIES TO MOVE ON FROM THAT.

SO I'M REALLY HOPING THAT THE CITY CAN STICK WITH THIS AND EVEN ASK HER FOR MORE MONEY TO WORK WITH HAKA.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

SONYA REESE DAY, MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS, AND COMMUNITY.

MY NAME IS SONIA .

I AM ARTISTS, SINGER SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN, GUITAR, INSTRUCTOR, MUSIC, AND TV PRODUCER, BOARD MEMBER OF AUSTIN, TEXAS MUSICIANS, AND A LONG-TERM RESIDENT OF AUSTIN, TEXAS HERE TO SPEAK AGAINST THE SPENDING FRAMEWORK RESOLUTION TO ADOPT ITEM 77 OF AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT.

THE MUSIC COMMUNITY IS A HUGE PART OF WHY PEOPLE ARE ATTRACTED TO AUSTIN.

THE MUSIC COMMUNITY AND WOMEN, LGBTQ PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE IN NEED OF THE SYNERGY INFUSION OF FINANCIAL STIMULATION.

SO WE CAN GET UP ON OUR FEET.

ONCE UPON A TIME, ARTISTS WERE TREATED AS HIGHLY RESPECTED MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, BUT PLAY THE PAY IS A THING AND BANDS ARE OFTEN ASKED TO PAY TO PLAY FOR TIPS AND FEAR INSTEAD OF HOURLY WAGES, 10 MILLION DOWN TO 2.2 MILLION WITH A LARGE PORTION OF THE FUND BEING GIVEN TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND CULTURAL ARTS, WHICH SEEMS TO SKIP OVER THE EAST SIDE OF AUSTIN ENTERTAINMENT, COMMUNITY CONGRATULATION TERRELL'S MCMILLAN.

I URGE COUNCIL TO VOTE AGAINST ITEM 77.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK KEVIN RUSSELL, UH, UH, KEVIN RUSSELL HERE, UM, 30 YEAR, UH, LOCAL MUSICIAN, UH, WITH THE GORGE SHANI RIBS.

THANKS MAYOR MAYOR PRO TEM COUNCIL FOR LETTING ME SPEAK.

I'M SPEAKING ON ITEM 77.

UM, UH, UH, EVERYWHERE I GO, I SING THE PRAISES OF THE AUSTIN TEXAS BRAND, BUT ALL OVER THE WORLD, PLAYING MUSIC AND, UH, UM, I'M A GREAT LOVER, A DEFENDER OF, OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN, BUT RECENTLY, UM, YOU APPROVE 10 MILLION OVER TWO YEARS FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN MONIES TO THE MUSIC COMMUNITY.

UH, WE REJOICED ABOUT THIS.

WE WERE VERY GRATEFUL, BUT NOW, UH, IT APPEARS COUNSEL WISHES TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT SIGNIFICANTLY AND SPREAD IT OUT OVER A LONGER PERIOD.

AND WHEREAS THIS MIGHT BENEFIT YOUR BUDGETS.

I'M SURE IT DOES.

UH, IT'S NOT AS HELPFUL TO OUR MUSIC COMMUNITY MUSICIANS AND VENUES NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET.

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

PERSONALLY SPEAKING, I HAVE 10 MUSICIANS, I EMPLOY A SOUND ENGINEER, A TOUR MANAGER AND ARTIST MANAGER AT BOOKING AGENCY, BUSINESS MANAGER, LOTS OF JOBS, UH, DEPENDS ON MY INCOME.

UH, THE PANDEMIC TOOK NEARLY A MILLION DOLLARS OF GROSS OUT OF MY POCKET.

UM, I WATCHED THIS ALL THE SCOPES CANCELED.

I SAW THE INEVITABLE STRUGGLE THAT WE ALL WERE FACED WITH, BUT I DIDN'T GIVE UP, LIKE ALL OF YOU.

I LOOKED FOR A WAY TO HELP.

I WROTE A SONG CALLED STAY AT HOME, UH, WHICH MAYOR ADLER, UH, USED WHEN HE ANNOUNCES HIS HISTORIC STAY AT HOME ORDINANCE, TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION HEARD THE SONG AND USED IT IN THEIR MESSAGING CAMPAIGN.

I ALSO CONTINUE TO PAY MY MUSICIANS THROUGH JULY OF 2020 UNTIL I KNEW THEY COULD NAVIGATE THE, UH, UNEMPLOYMENT BUREAUCRACY.

UH, I DIDN'T TURN AWAY.

I DIDN'T TURN AWAY WHEN I WAS NEEDED.

I DIDN'T CHANGE MY MIND AFTER I MADE THAT PROMISE, EVEN THOUGH IT WOULD HAVE BEEN UNDERSTANDABLE

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FOR ME TO DO SO I FOUND A WAY TO HELP.

SO THEY BOTH PRAXIS ROSA, PLEASE UNMUTE REBECCA BERNHARDT.

HI.

HI, MY NAME IS REBECCA BERNHARDT AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT 10 AND I'M HERE TO SPEAK ON ITEM 77.

UM, YOU KNOW, I, I'M REALLY CONFUSED ABOUT WHY, UH, THE MUSICIAN COMMUNITY IS, UH, PITTED AGAINST THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY ON ITEM 77.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF SPENDING A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS, UM, ON, UH, MAKING MORE HOUSING FOR UNHOUSED PEOPLE IN AUSTIN.

UM, I THINK IT'S, IT'S OUTRAGEOUS WHAT A BIG HOMELESS POPULATION WE HAVE.

UM, WE ARE IN INCREDIBLY WEALTHY, UH, COMMUNITY, UM, AND OUR INABILITY TO BUILD MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UM, IS DRIVING THE CRISIS THAT WE HAVE IN TERMS OF HAVING, UH, REALLY TWICE AS MANY, UM, UH, DOUBLE THE RATE OF HOMELESSNESS AS THE REST OF THE STATE.

UM, AND, UH, THE UNITED STATES, UM, YOU KNOW, WE KNOW THAT THAT HOMELESSNESS, DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTS, UH, PEOPLE OF COLOR.

WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE CHRONICALLY HOMELESS HAVE, UH, A LOT OF COMPLEXITY TO HELPING THEM, UH, GET OUT OF HOMELESSNESS.

AND SO IT'S NOT ALWAYS JUST SIMPLY PUTTING A ROOF OVER FOLKS HEADS.

UM, SO IT'S GONNA TAKE, UM, A DECENT AMOUNT OF MONEY, UM, YOU KNOW, BUT WE HAVE THOSE RESOURCES, UM, FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RIGHT NOW, AND WE SHOULD REALLY USE THEM, UH, TO TRY TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM.

UH, WE, WE SHOULD BE LEADERS IN THIS AND WE SHOULDN'T, YOU KNOW, SKIRT THAT, THAT RESPONSIBILITY.

AND, UH, AND I HOPE CITY COUNCIL CAN FIND A WAY, UH, TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE NEEDS OF THE MUSIC COMMUNITY, UM, AND REALLY BE LEADERS ON THE HOMELESSNESS ISSUE AT THE SAME TIME.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

CODY COHEN, GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS CODY COWEN, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE RED RIVER CULTURAL DISTRICT IN SPITE OF THE WELL-PUBLICIZED BLACK HOUMA SHOWS.

LAST MONTH, LIVE MUSIC IN AUSTIN IS NOT BACK.

MUSICIANS STILL DO NOT HAVE REGULAR OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK.

MUSIC WORKER JOBS HAVE NOT COME BACK AT SCALE AND SHIFTS ARE SCARCE.

MUSIC VENUES ARE STILL BELOW 40% REGULAR INCOME COMPARED TO PREVIOUS YEARS, THE FBA GRANTS HAVE NOT ARRIVED.

OUR MUSIC INDUSTRY IS STILL AT A PRECIPICE TODAY.

YOU ALL WILL CONSIDER STAFFS ARE SUSPENDING FRAMEWORK RECOMMENDATIONS IN ITEM 77 ON MAY 20TH AND ITEM 60 COUNCIL VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO PROVIDE PLAN TO APPROPRIATE UP TO 10 MILLION OVER TWO YEARS, TO BE USED FOR GRANTS, TO ENSURE AUSTIN MUSIC, PROFESSIONALS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND ENTERPRISES RECEIVE IMMEDIATE AND SUFFICIENT RELIEF FROM COVID-19 RELATED LOSSES.

THIS RESOLUTION RECOMMENDED ACCESS TO MULTIPLE PUBLIC FUNDING SOURCES AND SUGGESTIONS TO REFUND THREE PREVIOUS MUSIC FUNDS STAFF HAS ONLY IDENTIFIED 2.2 MILLION FOR THE LIVE MUSIC FUND.

ACCORDING TO EDD HIS REPORT TO THE MUSIC COMMISSION THIS PAST MONDAY, THAT FUND WILL LIKELY NOT BE AVAILABLE TO PAY WORKING MUSICIANS INSIDE OF 2021.

THE CURRENT STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS AND IDEAS ITEM 77 ARE GROSSLY INSUFFICIENT TO ADDRESS RETENTION OF OUR MUSICIANS, MUSIC WORKERS, AND MUSIC VENUES.

WE IMPLORE THE CITY COUNCIL TO FUND THE LIVE MUSIC FUND, THE SAVES MUSIC VENUE PRESERVATION FUND, AND THE AUSTIN CREATIVE WORKERS FUND TO THE MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED AMOUNT OF 10 MILLION OVER TWO YEARS, AND TO REDIRECT STAFF TO EXPLORE ALL AVAILABLE PUBLIC FUNDING SOURCES.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND YOUR LEADERSHIP.

PLEASE SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC TODAY AND ITEM 77, PAT, GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL MEMBERS, PAT BUKA HERE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF AUSTIN, TEXAS MUSICIANS.

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AND I AM HERE TODAY TO ASK THAT YOU TRULY CONSIDER THE IMPLICATIONS OF ITEM 77 BEFORE VOTING.

UH, JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO, Y'ALL VOTED TO SUPPORT COUNCIL MEMBER.

FUAD HIS PROPOSAL TO BRING 10 MILLION IN ARP FUNDING TO OUR MUSIC COMMUNITY.

BUT AFTER THIS WEEK'S WORK SESSION, THAT NUMBER HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 2.2 MILLION OVER TWO YEARS.

NOW, THAT'LL MOUNTAIN WILL NOT GO FAR IN HELPING THOUSANDS OF STRUGGLING MUSICIANS BEEN USING INDUSTRY WORKERS.

THE PANDEMIC IS NOT OVER FOR US YET.

AND WITH FEDERAL PANDEMIC TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS ENDING ON THE 26TH OF THIS MONTH, OUR SITUATION BECOMES EVEN MORE GRAVE.

UH, WHILE IT MAY APPEAR, THE VENUES ARE BEGINNING TO REOPEN THOSE MUSICIANS WHO DO HAVE GIGS.

THEY'RE NOT GETTING BOOKED AT NEARLY THE RATE THAT THEY WERE PRE PANDEMIC NOR TO VENUES HAVE MONEY TO PAY FOR PERFORMANCES.

THE LIVE MUSIC FUND WILL EFFECTIVELY BE THE STIMULUS TO RESTART OUR INDUSTRY, BUT WE NEED MEANINGFUL INVESTMENT FOR IT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

NOW, I UNDERSTAND PRIORITIES ALL ACROSS OUR CITY ARE FOREFRONT AND THE ISSUE OF HOMELESSNESS MUST BE SOLVED.

PLEASE RECOGNIZE THE OVERLAP IN THESE COMMUNITIES AND KNOW THAT MANY OF THE MUSICIANS WE SERVE ARE ON THE VERGE OF LOSING EVERYTHING AND ADDING TO THE RANKS OF THOSE WITH NO RESOURCES AND NO PLACE TO LIVE.

UH, OF COURSE I DON'T HAVE TO MAKE THE ARGUMENT THAT LOSING MUSIC DIRECTLY AFFECTS OUR ECONOMY.

WE ALL KNOW THIS, THE LOSING THE VERY HEART OF WHAT MAKES THIS CITY GREAT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT AN OPTION.

WHEN WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FIX THINGS, PLEASE DON'T FORGET ABOUT US AND FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS YOU VOTED ON WITH ITEMS 60 JUST WEEKS AGO.

THIS COUNCIL HAS BEEN IN MY 30 YEARS AS AN AUSTINITE, THE FIRST TO TRULY PRIORITIZE MUSIC.

AND WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU, TO PRESERVE THE SOUL OF OUR FEAR CITY.

ALSO KUDOS ON RECOGNIZING HAROLD MACMILLAN ON HIS UNRELENTING SERVICE TO THIS COMMUNITY.

HE'S A FRIEND AND A TRUE CHAMPION FOR BLACK CULTURE IN AUSTIN AND, UH, BLESS AND ALL OF YOU.

THANK YOU.

SHALL CONLEY.

UM, GOOD MORNING COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS JOEL PAULO.

I AM A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER AT THE AUSTIN JUSTICE COALITION AND I, I LIVE IN DISTRICT NINE AND I'M CALLING TODAY, UM, TO REMIND YOU ALL THAT 2000, OH WELL OVER 2,100 AUSTIN RESIDENTS HAVE ALREADY SIGNED THE PETITION CALLING ON CITY COUNCIL TO COMMIT A HUNDRED MILLION FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDING TOWARDS MAKING TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE IN THE SPACE THAT, UH, IN THE SERVICES AND HOUSING FOR OUR UNHOUSED NEIGHBORS.

YES, THERE ARE STILL UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.

THAT'S SURE, BUT WHAT IS BEFORE US TODAY IS TO APPROVE A BUDGET AND SPENDING FRAMEWORK.

AND WE NEED TO TAKE A BOLD STEP THAT WILL CLEAR WILLINGNESS TO TAKE LEADERSHIP.

AND THIS ONE'S FIRE THE COUNTY AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO STEP UP AS WELL.

WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY HERE AND WE CAN'T KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD.

WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO MOST NEED OUR HELP RIGHT NOW, AND WHO ARE REALLY FACING A, AN EMERGENCY LIFE AND DEATH SITUATION THAT WAS CREATED DUE TO PROP B.

SO THIS IS, UH, THIS IS, UH, AN EMERGENCY, IT'S A PRIORITY.

IT MUST BE TREATED AS SUCH.

WE CAN ASK QUESTIONS ALL DAY, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE NEED TO TAKE DECISIVE ACTION AND COMMIT THE MONEY TOWARDS MAKING THIS TRANSFORM THAT CHANGE.

AND ALONG WITH THAT, WE ALSO NEED 20 MILLION FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

IN ADDITION TO ANY FEDERAL ASSISTANCE THAT WILL BE COMING FOR RENTERS, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RENT PROGRAM LASTS UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR AND MAKE SURE THAT IT HAS THE FUNDS THAT IT NEEDS TO CONTINUE.

UM, OUR RENTERS IN OUR CITY ARE ALSO ON THE VERGE OF HOMELESSNESS.

AND SO RENTERS ARE MUSICIANS ARE ARTISTS.

RENTERS ARE, YOU KNOW, THE, THE, THE OVERLAP IS GREAT.

THERE'S NO CONFLICT HERE AND IT SHOULDN'T EVER BE PRESENTED AS SUCH.

UM, SO LET'S MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE PROMOTING AND PROTECTING THE RENT PROGRAM UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR.

AND THERE WERE OUT IN THE FUNDS.

WE NEED THE FUNDS OF COMMUNITY ASKING FOR, TO BUILD HOUSING AND TO MAKE REAL TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE IN THE SPACE AND SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE TO OUR ON HOUSE NEIGHBORS.

LET'S NOT USE THE QUESTIONS WE HAVE AS A WAY TO STALL THE PROCESS.

LET'S GET, LET'S GET THIS DONE.

AND I'M EXCITED.

I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN GET IT DONE.

THERE'S SOME MOMENTUM BUILDING.

YOUR TIME IS EXPIRED.

EMILIA CASAS.

GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS EMILY .

I'M THE POLICY.

I'M ALSO THE TEXAS CERTIFIED PROJECT.

I'M ALSO A RESIDENT AT DISTRICT SIX.

I AM CALLING TO SPEAK ON ITEMS GOING TO BE SEVEN.

THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT PROPOSED SPENDING FROM WHAT I WILL KEEP MY COMMENTS BRIEF THING.

I'M REALLY UP WITH TAKING STAMPS AND STUFF TO

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HELP OUR COMMUNITIES RECOVER FROM THE PANDEMIC.

HOWEVER, THERE'S STILL A GAP IN THIS PROPOSAL WITH THE COST OF LIVING AND HOUSING RISING AT UNPROFITABLE RATE, THE STATE FAILURE, MINIMUM WAGE TO A LIVABLE WAGE AND THE HARMFUL LEGISLATION TARGETING AND CRIMINALIZING OUR UNHOUSED NEIGHBORS REALLY MUCH TAKE THIS TIME TO INVEST IN A MINIMUM OF ONE COMPANY'S MILLION DOLLARS IN HOMELESSNESS OR HOUSING NEIGHBORS ARE STUDYING THE MOST VULNERABLE.

I THINK THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO COVER FROM THE HEARTS THAT IN THE PANDEMIC I ASKED HIM TO AND PUT HER IN INCREASED TO A HUNDRED MILLION DIRECTLY TO HOMELESSNESS.

I COME AND SUPPORT THE DEMANDS OF OUR LOCAL MUSICIANS.

A SENSE OF REAL INVESTMENT IN PEOPLE IS JUST MUSCULAR TIME.

YASMEEN SMITH.

HI THERE.

THIS IS YASMINE MIS BORN AND RAISED OFF THE NIGHT.

UM, AND I'M COMING TO YOU TODAY AS NOT ONLY A CONSTITUENT, BUT ALSO THE DIRECTOR OF JUSTICE AND ADVOCACY FOR THE AUSTIN AREA, URBAN LEAGUE.

AFTER THE PASSING OF PROP B, I BECAME EVEN MORE DISILLUSIONED IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LOVE AND EMPATHY THAT RESONATED IN AUSTIN.

WHEN I WAS A CHILD TODAY, THOUGH, WITH ITEM 77, WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT THE UNHOUSED THAT WE, AS A COMMUNITY CRIMINALIZED TODAY, WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRIORITIZE HOLISTIC SERVICE PROVISION.

TODAY WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO STEP UP AND BE THE AUSTIN THAT AUSTIN DESERVES.

I WOULD LIKE TO FORMALLY SUPPORT ITEM 77 AND EXCITED ABOUT THE FLEXIBILITY AND FUNDING, ESPECIALLY IN REGARDS TO OUR UNHOUSED NEIGHBORS AND RIDES FUNDING.

AS AN ORGANIZATION, BOSTON AREA, URBAN LEAGUE CONSTITUENT CONSTITUENT BASED REPRESENTS INDIVIDUALS APPLICABLE TO BOTH THESE BUDGET LINES.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE NEED IS OVERWHELMING AND THIS INFLUX OF RESOURCES WILL HELP OUR MOST VULNERABLE THRIVE.

I ASKED THAT MAYOR AND COUNCIL APPROVE THIS RESOLUTION AND GO ONE STEP FURTHER IN THE LIGHT OF EQUITY BY ALLOCATING THE FULL $100 MILLION THAT WAS REQUESTED BY OUR COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS.

THANK YOU.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY GUY FORESIGHT.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS GUY FORESIGHT.

I'M AN AUSTIN MUSICIAN HAS BEEN WORKING IN AUSTIN FOR OVER 30 YEARS, AND I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON ITEM 77.

ALTHOUGH I STAND WITH THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY AND, AND BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING SHOULD BE DONE TO HELP THEM.

I ALSO STAND WITH THE AUSTIN MUSICAL COMMUNITY AND KNOW THAT THE AUSTIN MUSICIANS WHO HAVE CREATED THE AUSTIN MUSIC SCENE ARE PERHAPS AUSTIN'S BEST BUSINESS PARTNERS IN EXISTENCE.

AUSTIN MUSICIANS WORKS CHEAP.

THEY LIVE A SUBSISTENCE LEVEL INCOME TO CREATE THE MUSIC SCENE.

THAT BRINGS IN A HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO AUSTIN.

EVERY YEAR.

THE LAST YEAR HAS BEEN THE HARDEST ON RECORD FOR MUSICIANS AND REALLY ANYBODY IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY.

ANYBODY WHO'S FUSED DROPLETS LIKE MYSELF, IT'S BEEN A HARD TIME.

THIS WE ARE, WE ARE STARTING TO COME OUT OF IT, BUT WE ARE NOT OUT OF IT YET.

UM, I THINK THAT IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR AUSTIN TO PROTECT THE AUSTIN MUSIC SCENE, TO MAKE SURE THAT AUSTIN STAYS PROFITABLE AND THE INVESTMENTS THAT INDIVIDUALS HAVE MADE IN AUSTIN MAINTAIN THEIR VALUE.

UH, I THINK THAT AUSTIN IS I, THIS HAS BEEN A REALLY DIFFICULT TIME.

I DON'T HAVE TO EXPLAIN THAT TO, UM, TO INTERVIEW, BUT I'M SURE THAT YOU REALIZE THAT AS THAT MUSICIANS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ALLOWED TO WORK FOR THE PAST YEAR AND WE'RE LIVING A SUBSISTENCE LEVEL LIFESTYLE JUST TO ENABLE THEIR CAREER AS BEING MUSIC MAKERS ARE IN, UH, IN DANGER OF BECOMING HOMELESS THEMSELVES.

UM, I DON'T THINK THAT BY MOVING FUNDS AWAY FROM THE MUSIC SCENE, UH, IS THE RIGHT WAY TO DO THIS.

I THINK THAT WE NEED TO MAINTAIN THE INCOME GENERATOR THAT THE AUSTIN MUSIC SCENE IS TO MAINTAIN THE MONEY COMING INTO THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX AND THE, AND TO MAINTAIN THE VALUE OF REAL ESTATE IN AUSTIN.

UM, THAT'S MY POINT.

UM, UH, AND ONCE AGAIN, AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO SAY THAT I'M VERY GLAD TO SEE HAROLD MACMILLAN RECOGNIZED IN THIS, UH, IN THIS CHAMBER.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

SUSANNA, WOODY.

YAY.

I'M SO GLAD I WAS ABLE TO SPEAK BEFORE I HAVE TO JUMP OFF.

UH, HELLO, MAYOR, MAYOR PRO TEM AND COUNT GO.

I'M TRUSTEE WOODY WITH VALLEY ISD DISTRICT.

AND I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF ITEM 77.

I'M ASKING ALL OF YOU TO SUPPORT THE VALET DAVALLE ISD BY

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ALLOCATING $1.5 MILLION OF THE THEIR KING RESCUE FUND FOR OUR DUAL LITERACY PROGRAM.

THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS DEL VALLEYS COUNCIL, SIX OF OUR NINE DULL VALLEY ISD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS RESIDE IN THE CITY LIMITS AND THE OTHER THREE ARE IN THE ATJ.

PLEASE CONSIDER SPECIFICALLY ALLOCATING 1.5 MILLION TO DEL VALLEY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

AND I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU ALL ARE DAYS FOR US IN OUR CITY, SARAH HALL.

HELLO.

UH, THANK YOU ALL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

MY NAME IS SARAH.

I'M A HARPIST AND A STUDENT LIVING IN DISTRICT NINE.

I WANTED TO CALL OUT A CONCERN ABOUT THE REDUCTION IN FUNDS, GOING INTO THE LIVE MUSIC FUND AS PROPOSED IN ITEM 77 FROM THE $10 MILLION PROPOSAL THAT HAD PASSED LAST WEEK TO JUST 2.2 MILLION GIGS ARE MY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME.

I HAVE NO EMPLOYER TO PROVIDE ME HEALTHCARE.

I DON'T HAVE A JOB.

I WAKE UP AND KNOW I CAN GO TO, I HAVE TO CONSTANTLY FIND INDIVIDUAL JOBS EVERY SINGLE WEEK.

ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER MUSICIANS IN AUSTIN HAVE GONE WITHOUT STABLE INCOME FOR 14 MONTHS NOW.

AND GIGS AREN'T RETURNING AS QUICKLY AS THE REST OF THE ECONOMY IS JUST OUT OF THE PEOPLE I KNOW MULTIPLE MUSICIANS HAVE HAD TO LEAVE AUSTIN.

THIS LAST