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NO

[Independent Citizen’s Redistricting Commission]

INCORRECT NET.

SO WE HAVE NINE OUT OF 14, 13 PRISONERS.

YOU HAVE 11.

YEAH.

NOW I'M COUNTING 10.

I SEE.

10.

NO, YES.

OKAY.

YEAH.

OKAY.

UH, IT'S 3:04 PM AND WE HAVE 10 OUT OF OUR 13 COMMISSIONERS PRESENT.

SO WE HAVE A QUORUM AND WE CAN GET STARTED.

I'D LIKE TO CALL THE INDEPENDENT CITIZENS REDISTRICTING COMMISSION MEETING TO ORDER THIS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16TH.

AND MATT, COULD YOU PLEASE DO ROLL CALL? YES.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONERS.

UM, LET ME KNOW IF YOU'RE HERE.

KANAAN MORRIS THERE.

HARDEN HARDEN.

JIM MIKE COMMUTED.

13 COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER HERE.

DEMPSEY GONZALEZ.

HEY LANDS HERE.

LEE I'M HERE.

PARDON ME? I'M HERE.

OKAY.

UM, KAMBO CALLS AROUND HERE.

YEAH, MY QUANTOS HERE.

YAY, SARAH.

AND THEN BLANK HERE.

VERY GOOD.

REAL QUICK.

IT SOUNDS LIKE WE'RE HEARING SOME KIND OF FEEDBACK, RIGHT? FOR OUR TECH, THE TECH.

YEAH.

I BELIEVE IT MIGHT'VE BEEN THE CITIZENS COMMUNICATION COLOR.

I JUST MUTED THEM.

WE'LL SEE IF THAT HELPS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

AND, UM, MATT, WOULD YOU ALSO MIND TAKING US THROUGH TODAY'S AGENDA PLEASE? YOU BET.

UH, CAN YOU JUST SO I CAN SHARE MY SCREEN? OKAY.

SO THIS OTHER WAY.

OH, IT'S NOT SHOWING.

I THOUGHT I MOVED OUT OF THE WAY.

OKAY.

SO THE GOAL OF THE MEETING, ESTABLISH WORKING GROUPS OR COMMITTEES SELECT THE 14TH COMMISSIONER IDENTIFIED DATES FOR STAFF CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS.

SO WE'VE GOT CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

THEN THE FIRST ITEM IS APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM OUR JUNE 2ND MEETING, UM, TO OLD BUSINESS, UH, A SELECTION OF REMAINING COMMISSIONER B UPDATE FROM THE HIRING WORKING GROUP THREE NEW BUSINESS AS ICEBREAKER.

WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO APPLY FOR PLACEMENT ON THE ICRC B PRESENTATION ON ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER? SEE RECORDS MANAGEMENT D COMMISSIONED SKILLS, SURVEY RESULTS, UH, ONE ESTABLISH WORKING GROUPS TO ESTABLISH COMMITTEES AND THEN E UPDATES FROM CITY.

A BUDGET INCREASE TEMPLATE IS ONE, TWO AVAILABLE CITY FACILITIES FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS.

THREE IS UTILIZING OTHER VIDEO CONFERENCING PLATFORMS AND FOR, UH, ICRC MESSAGE BOARD, UM, AND THEN AGENDA ITEM FOUR STAFF BRIEFINGS BRIEFING ON AUSTIN DEMOGRAPHICS.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SO WE'RE GOING TO DO OUR BEST TO STICK TO THE TWO HOUR TIMEFRAME WITH THIS PACKED AGENDA WE HAVE TODAY.

I GRACIOUSLY ASK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND COMMITMENT IS UNDERTAKING, AND HOPEFULLY WE'RE ALSO ALL HANGING IN THERE WITH OUR ENERGY CONSERVATION THIS WEEK AS REQUESTED PIPE OR CUT.

UM, SO, OKAY.

WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN WITH CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

JUST A REMINDER.

EACH SPEAKER HAS THREE MINUTES AND PLEASE MUST CLEARLY STATE YOUR NAME AND WHICH DISTRICT DO YOU RESIDE? AND IF COMMISSIONERS HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE HOLD THEM TILL THE END.

AND MATT, WE DO HAVE, UM, WE HAVE CITIZEN COMMUNICATION TODAY, CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT.

OKAY.

AND I WILL HAVE, UH, IF THIS IS ALL RIGHT

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WITH Y'ALL, UH, COMMISSIONER, UM, IN A SKULL, THEIR OWN KEEP TIME.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, MR. YOUNG, ARE YOU THERE? OH, IT, HEY, YOU STILL MUTE PECK GRAHAM.

I REALIZE YOU ALL ARE BUSY.

I'LL MAKE THIS BRIEF, UH, I REPRESENT THE NAACP AND HISPANIC COALITION.

UH, WE APPRECIATE THE AMOUNT OF PROGRESS Y'ALL ARE MAKING, UH, AND IMPLEMENTING YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.

UM, WE OBVIOUSLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO HOLD YOUR MEETINGS, UH, UH, EITHER WHOLLY OR AS HYBRIDS, UH, IN, IN PERSON.

AND HOPEFULLY BY NO LATER THAN THE 1ST OF JULY, UH, WE REQUEST, UH, ON OF MY LEADERSHIP, UH, THAT WE'D BE ABLE TO MAKE A PRESENTATION TO YOUR BODY IN BERLIN, UH, BY THE FIRST OF THE 1ST OF JULY.

AND WE HAVE SEVERAL IMPORTANT PIECES OF INFORMATION WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU, UH, INCLUDING, UH, UH, DISTRICT LEVEL INFORMATION ON, UH, VOTER REGISTRATION, WHICH IS AN APPROXIMATION TO CITIZEN VOTING AGE POPULATION.

UH, SOME CITY-WIDE DATA THAT WE WANT TO SHARE.

UM, THERE'S SOME HISTORICAL INFORMATION, BUT IT WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER FOR YOU.

THEY WILL HOPEFULLY GIVE YOU SOME ADDITIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE PROCESS.

UH, AND WHAT WE SEE IS YOUR OPTIONS IN CASE, UH, UNFORTUNATELY UNAVOIDABLY, UH, YOU HAVE TO RUN PAST NOVEMBER 1ST.

UH, FINALLY, UH, WE WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT WE STAND READY TO COOPERATE WITH THE COMMISSION IN ANY WAY THAT YOU FIND HELPFUL, UH, INCLUDING PROVIDING INDIVIDUALS TO WORK WITH YOU IN YOUR WORKING GROUPS, IF THAT'S YOUR DESIRE.

UM, WE APPRECIATE THE WORK YOU'RE DOING, UH, AND WE'RE HERE TO HELP, NOT IN ANY WAY, IMPEDE THE PROCESS.

WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO APPEAR BEFORE YOU, AND WE'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

IF YOU HAVE THEM, WE STAND READY TO CALL.

I THINK THAT'S EVERYTHING FOR MR. YOUNG.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. YANG.

WE'LL HAVE OUR NEXT CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

IF THERE'S ANYBODY ELSE.

NO, THE SECOND CALLER DID NOT CALL IN TODAY WHO HAD SIGNED UP FOR IT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, RUTH.

YES.

WOULD YOU TELL ME AGAIN WHAT GROUP THAT INDIVIDUAL REPRESENTED MR. PECK YOUNG REPRESENTS THE NAACP.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, SO THANK YOU TO OUR SPEAKER TODAY, AND WE'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS THAT IS AGENDA ITEM ONE, APPROVING THE MINUTES FROM THE JUNE 2ND DIVERSITY MEETING.

UM, IF YOU COULD JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO REVIEW THE MINUTES THAT WERE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL.

UH, WE'LL JUST TAKE ONE MINUTE FOR THAT.

AND THEN, UM, I'LL ASK FOR CORRECTIONS POINT IS YES.

UH, I MOVE THAT.

WE APPROVE THE MINUTES.

OKAY.

IF THERE ARE NO CORRECTIONS AND THEN IT'S OUR APPROVED.

OKAY.

SO WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON.

YES.

OH, I WAS JUST SAYING I WOULD SECOND HIS MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER HEARKEN.

UM, ACTUALLY COMMISSIONER HURT.

AND CAN I ASK YOU, UM, SINCE I KNOW YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH SOME OF THIS PROCEDURAL STUFF, DO WE HAVE TO VOTE ON APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES? OR CAN I JUST ASK IF THERE ARE NO, UM, CORRECTIONS SEND,

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THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

THANK YOU.

YES, WE SHOULD VOTE TO APPROVE.

SO SOMEONE WILL MAKE A MOTION TO HAVE THEM APPROVED AS SUBMITTED OR WITH ANY AMENDMENTS THAT HAD BEEN DISCUSSED AND AGREED UPON, AND THEN THERE'LL BE A SECOND AND THEN WE'LL VOTE.

WELL, LUCKILY IT SOUNDS LIKE WE HAVE OUR, UM, IT, IT WAS MOVED AND SECONDED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES, THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.

RAISE YOUR HAND AND SAY, AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

OKAY.

THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

THE MOTION IS ADOPTED.

UH, CHAIRMAN POINT IS JUST FOR PROCEDURAL POINT HERE.

YOU KNOW, IF, IF SOMEONE MAKES A MOTION, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT IF YOU ASK, IF THERE ARE ANY OBJECTIONS TO MOVING THE MOTION AND THERE ARE NO OBJECTIONS THAT IS EQUIVALENT TO IT, ASCENT FROM THE BODY TO MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT HAVING TO RECORD EVERY VOTE ON EVERY NONCONTROVERSIAL ITEM.

IS THAT ANY, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER BLAKE.

WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO HAVE A PRESENTATION ON ROBERT'S RULES TODAY.

AND SO HOPEFULLY WE'LL CLEAR ALL OF THAT UP.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS NUMBER THREE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO SKIP DOWN TO NEW BUSINESS ON THE AGENDA.

AND, UH, WE WOULD LIKE TO START WITH, UM, VICE-CHAIR GONZALEZ, UM, DOING THE ICEBREAKER AGAIN.

WE FEEL THAT IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE CONTINUE AS A COMMISSION TO MAKE THIS CONCERTED EFFORT TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER SINCE WE'VE BEEN MEETING COMPLETELY REMOTELY.

UM, SO VICE CHAIR, IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND TAKE IT AWAY, I'M JUST GONNA GO IN ORDER, UH, BY HOW I SEE ON MY GRID HERE.

I HOPE EVERYONE'S HAVING A GREAT WEDNESDAY HOPE YOU'RE ALL DOING WELL.

UM, IF YOU'RE CONSERVING ENERGY, I HOPE YOU'RE STAYING COOL.

UM, UH, CHECKS, UH, COMMISSIONER BLANK.

WHAT ENCOURAGED YOU TO SEEK PLACEMENT ON THE ICRC IN THE FIRST PLACE? THANK YOU, VICE CHAIR, GONZALES.

UM, YOU KNOW, I WOULD SAY FOR ME, UH, YOU KNOW, I MEAN I'M A STUDENT OF POLITICS.

I WORK IN NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL SPACES, UH, IN MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE.

AND I'VE LIVED IN AUSTIN FOR ABOUT A LITTLE OVER A DECADE NOW, AND I REALLY LOVED THE CITY AND I'M NOT A, EVEN THOUGH I STUDY POLITICS, I'M NOT A POLITICAL PERSON REALLY.

AND SO FOR ME, THIS WAS SORT OF A REALLY GOOD WAY TO TAKE A LOT OF THE SKILLS THAT I'VE BEEN DEVELOPING AND SERVE A LOT OF THE INTERESTS I HAVE IN AUSTIN OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS.

AND HOPEFULLY GIVE BACK IN SOME MINOR, MINOR WAY, WHICH I'M HOPING IS THROUGH DOING THIS.

SO THAT'S WHAT GOT ME INTERESTED.

I APPRECIATE IT.

COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER.

I SEE COMMISSIONER SNYDER'S HAND UP.

UM, MR. BLANK, YOU MENTIONED YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE.

WHAT IS THAT PLEASE? SURE.

I'M THE RESEARCH DIRECTOR OF THE TEXAS POLITICS PROJECT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN.

SO I DO A LOT OF POLITICAL POLLING, DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, OTHER POLITICAL ANALYSIS, BUT FROM A PURELY NON-PARTISAN PERSPECTIVE.

SO I DON'T WORK FOR ANY PARTISAN POLITICAL ENTITIES, BUT I GENERALLY JUST DO POLITICAL RESEARCH AND DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

UH, SO THE UNIVERSITY, THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THAT INFORMATION.

AND WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO SAY THAT COMMISSIONER BLINK AG COMMISSIONER, SCHNEIDER, COMMISSIONER SNYDER, UH, YOUR RESPONSE, UH, WHAT ENCOURAGED YOU TO SEEK PLACEMENT ON THE ICRC? WELL, AS THE OLDEST MEMBER OF THE GROUP, I THOUGHT I MIGHT HAVE SOME PERSPECTIVE THAT, UM, ALL OF YOU YOUNGER ONES MIGHT NOT HAVE.

THAT'S BASICALLY IT I'M 80 YEARS OLD AND I DON'T THINK ANY OF YOU WERE EVEN CLOSE TO THAT.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

YOU'RE CORRECT.

THAT SOMETIMES DO FEEL LIKE THEY'RE 80 YEARS OLD, SO I WILL.

OKAY.

UH, COMMISSIONER CANNON, UH, W WHAT ENCOURAGED YOU TO SEEK PLACEMENT ON THE ICRC? UM, I THINK IT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO KIND OF RE WHY WE'RE DOING WHAT WE DO.

I THINK FOR ME, IT'S ALL ABOUT REPRESENTATION.

UH, I'VE BEEN A PARTICLE MINORITY FOR A LONG TIME.

I'VE TRAVELED ABROAD AND LIVED IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT PLACES.

IN MOST PLACES.

I GO, I'VE BEEN IN THE MINORITY WHERE I COME FROM.

I GREW UP IN INDIA.

I WAS PART OF THE MAJORITY.

AND EVEN WITHIN THERE, THERE IS SO MUCH DIVISION IN PEOPLE WHICH ARE THE SAME PEOPLE.

AND ESPECIALLY HERE IN AMERICA, THERE IS STILL DIVISION AND WE'RE THE SAME PEOPLE.

AND IT'S INTERESTING TO ME AND LIKE TO SEE IF I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

AND SO TRYING TO BRING IN VARIED VOICES INTO THE PROCESS.

I THINK SOMETIMES IT'S EASY FOR US TO COME AND SAY, HEY, SOMEBODY SHOULD DO

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SOMETHING.

AND AT SOME POINT MAYBE THAT SOMEONE IS ME, YOU KNOW, THAT SOMEONE IS EACH OF US.

SO, UH, THAT'S FINE.

I APPRECIATE THE RESPONSE COMMISSIONER, UH, COMMISSIONER MORRIS.

SAME QUESTION TO YOU, SIR.

YEAH.

I REALLY THOUGHT THAT THE ICRC WAS PRETTY REVOLUTIONARY CON REVOLUTIONARY CONCEPT.

AND, UM, TH JUST TAKING THE POLITICIANS OUT OF BEING ABLE TO DRAW DISTRICTING LINES WHERE IT WAS VERY INTERESTING TO ME.

SO, UM, I JUST WANTED TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN MY COMMUNITY, UH, HELP PROVIDE EQUITY OF POSSIBLE TO VOTERS.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT MADE ME WANT TO SIGN UP ALL GREAT REASON, SIR.

UH, SHAREPOINT DOES QUESTION TO YOU.

SURE.

UM, YEARS AGO, OH, I, YOU KNOW, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF COLLEGE, IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT CORRUPTING INFLUENCES IN POLITICS AND POLITICAL PROCESS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS HOLDING US BACK AS A COUNTRY.

UM, AND THAT TAKES MANY FORMS, INCLUDING GERRYMANDERING.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, LIKE COMMISSIONER MORRIS, I THOUGHT THAT THE ICRC CONCEPT IS REVOLUTIONARY, AND I WANT TO BE A PART OF THAT HISTORY AND ENSURE THAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE, UM, APPROPRIATE REPRESENTATION FOR ALL GROUPS.

UM, AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT IS OF COURSE IN SHINE, VOTING RIGHTS ACT, BUT IT OFTEN, YOU KNOW, WE, WE SEE POLITICIANS GETTING AWAY WITH IT IN TEXAS AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY THROUGH GERRYMANDERING PRACTICES THAT THEY'RE STILL NOT EQUAL REPRESENTATION.

UM, I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST ANSWERS ALL OF THE EXPERTS SEEM TO, UH, AGREE AS I'VE LEARNED THROUGH MY STUDIES ON THIS SUBJECT.

SO YEAH, I'M JUST, I'M VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT IT.

SHAREPOINT US.

WE SEE THAT PASSION EVERY DAY.

SO THANK YOU FOR DOING AND LEADING THIS COMMISSION HERE.

UM, COMMISSIONER CAMPBELL, WHAT ENCOURAGED YOU TO SEEK PLACEMENT ON ICRC AND COMMISSIONER CAMPBELL? YOU MAY BE, UM, UNFORTUNATELY WE CANNOT HEAR YOU.

IT DOESN'T SAY THAT IT DOESN'T SHOW THAT YOU'RE ON MUTE, BUT I CANNOT, I CAN SEE YOUR LIPS MOVING, BUT I CANNOT HEAR ANYTHING.

UM, CAN WE HAVE THE, IT MAYBE CONNECT WITH COMMISSIONER? KAMBO SEE IF IT MAY BE SOMETHING ON, ON HER END MAP.

YEAH.

WE'RE CHECKING ON THAT.

I APPRECIATE IT.

COMMISSIONER CAMPBELL, WE'LL CIRCLE BACK TO YOU.

UH, COMMISSIONER, ANYTHING THAT'S GOT THAT ON? WHAT ENCOURAGED YOU TO SEEK PLACEMENT? YEAH, SO I THINK LAST SUMMER, UM, I SAW THE, UH, SOMEONE'S SHARED IT IN LIKE MY INSTAGRAM FEED OR SOMETHING.

AND, UM, I'VE DONE A LOT OF, UH, COMMUNITY ORGANIZING IN AUSTIN WITHIN, UM, CERTAIN COMMUNITIES.

AND I THINK IT REALLY HAVE, SEEMED LIKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY TO IMPACT THE PEOPLE THAT I WAS WORKING WITH, WHO EITHER HAD, WERE FROM HERE OR WERE COMING TO LIVE HERE.

AND WE'RE TRYING TO FIND, UH, YOU KNOW, A PLACE WITHIN, UH, THE CITY THAT YOU KNOW, WAS FOR THEM.

AND SO, UM, SO YEAH, SO I KIND OF THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GREAT CONTRIBUTION, UM, TO KIND OF DOVETAIL WITH OTHER EFFORTS THAT I'VE BEEN INVOLVED SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE.

UM, SO YEAH, I APPRECIATE THE ANSWER COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER HARDEN.

GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY.

SO I'M A ENDANGERED SPECIES CALLED A NATIVE AUSTINITE.

SO BEEN HERE FOR 61, ALMOST 62 YEARS.

AND, UM, I'VE EXPERIENCED FIRSTHAND THE, UM, THE NEGLECT THAT BOSTON AND NORTH INSTALLS AND HAVE LONG EXPERIENCED AND ON THE WORKERS INTEGRATION.

AND I'M A FIRM BELIEVER THAT IN ORDER TO BRING ABOUT CHANGE, ONE SHOULD BE AFFORDED TO CHANGE.

AND SO I THOUGHT THAT WAS AN IDEAL OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE IN A MEANINGFUL WAY.

AND SO THAT WAS MY PRIMARY MOTIVATION WAS TO BUILD MY GIFTS AND TALENTS TO THE TABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO A VERY IMPORTANT ENDEAVOR AND, UH, MANY TALENTS THAT YOU'VE ALREADY PROVIDED COMMISSIONER HART.

INSTEAD.

I APPRECIATE YOU BEING ON THE COMMISSION, UH, COMMISSIONER EME, SELENA.

HI.

UM, SO I I'VE LIVED IN AUSTIN

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FOR GOING ON EIGHT YEARS NOW, AND I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR DIFFERENT WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY.

UM, EXCUSE ME, LARGELY JUST KIND OF DOING SOME VOLUNTEER WORK.

AND WHEN I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THIS CITY WORKS ACADEMY IN 2019, I BECAME AWARE OF THE VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

AND WHEN THIS OPPORTUNITY CAME UP, I JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

AND I'M SO GRATEFUL TO BE HERE AND HOPEFULLY IT CAN HELP.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER, COMMISSIONER LEE.

HELLO.

UM, YEAH, I DEFINITELY WANT TO, UH, YOU KNOW, UH, DEFINITELY, UH, UH, WANT A SHINE OF LIFE TO THAT.

UH, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO PROVIDE A DIFFERENT OUTLOOK, YOU KNOW, THAT I FEEL I CAN PROVIDE TO THE COMMISSION'S GROUP, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THAT, UH, I'VE LIVED IN MANY DIFFERENT ZIP CODES HERE IN AUSTIN AND I'VE CROSSED MANY DIFFERENT, UM, YOU KNOW, PATHS HERE WITH MY DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS THAT I'VE BEEN LIVING IN.

AND, UH, THE, THE OTHER FACT IS, YOU KNOW, I DEFINITELY THINK THIS IS A, UH, REALLY, UM, GREAT PROCESS AND I WANT TO BE PART OF THE CHANGE AND, UM, YOU KNOW, UH, BE INVOLVED IN, OF COURSE GIVE BACK TO MY COMMUNITY BECAUSE I REALLY LOVE AUSTIN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

COMMISSIONER, COMMISSIONER CAMPBELL.

I'M GONNA CIRCLE BACK TO YOU.

OH, NO, I'M SO SORRY.

CAN WE SPELL IT OUT? UM, TRY AGAIN.

WE, UM, WE TOOK YOU OFF MUTE, SO IT SHOULD WORK WHEN YOUR LINK IS GREEN IT'S I'M MUTED, SO IT'S NOT NEEDED RIGHT NOW.

UM, IS YOUR AUDIO WORKING? LET'S SEE, SEE, WHAT'S GOING ON? OR MAYBE I CAN ASK MAYBE TO S TO, WITHOUT THE HEADPHONES, MR. CAMPBELL, MAYBE IT'S SOMETHING YOU'RE WELCOME TO TRY ANY NEW HEADPHONES.

OKAY.

I'M SORRY.

THESE ARE THE ONES I'VE USED FOREVER.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT, UM, ANYWAY, UH, SO I I'M, I GUESS I WAS CHOSEN AS A STUDENT MEMBER.

UH, CHRISTINA IS ALSO A STUDENT, UM, BUT, UH, I THINK FOR ME, IT'S, IT DEFINITELY IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE, UM, BEING EVERYBODY, UM, I KNOW WE ALSO HAVE A LOT OF OLDER PEOPLE AS WELL, WHO HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE.

UM, AND SO I ALSO AM A NATIVE AUSTINITE.

I'VE LIVED IN SOME OTHER PLACES, BUT, UM, I GUESS THERE IS STILL SO MUCH TO LEARN ABOUT THE CITY.

I'M A GEOGRAPHY AND SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES MAJOR AT UT.

SO LEARNING ABOUT MAPS AND WHERE PEOPLE LIVE AND THE IMPACT THAT YOU KNOW, WHERE YOU LIVE AND THE RESOURCES YOU HAVE AVAILABLE TO YOU, THAT SORT OF THING IS IMPORTANT TO ME.

UM, I DID STUDENT GOVERNMENT FOR A LITTLE BIT AT ACC BEFORE I TRANSFERRED TO UT.

UM, MR. PECK YOUNG WAS ACTUALLY THE SPONSOR.

UH, SO THAT WAS A VERY GOOD, UM, OPPORTUNITY THERE.

AND I'M HAPPY I WAS ABLE TO MEET HIM THERE AND I'M HAPPY THAT HE ALSO IS PART OF THE NAACP EFFORTS RIGHT NOW.

UM, SO JUST MEETING NEW PEOPLE, LEARNING MORE, AND HOPEFULLY I CAN JUST CONTRIBUTE WHATEVER I CAN.

I THINK IT WOULD BE A VERY GOOD THING TO DO FOR THE CITY.

AND I'M REALLY THANKFUL TO HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO BE ON THIS COMMISSION, WHAT COMMISSIONER CAMPBELL WE'RE THAT YOU'RE HERE.

SO REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR RESPONSE.

UH, MATT, I DON'T MEAN TO PUT YOU ON THE SPOT, BUT I'M GOING TO INCLUDE YOU IN THESE QUESTIONS TOO.

UM, AS OUR STAFF LIAISON TO THE CITY, UM, WHAT ENCOURAGED YOU? WHAT IS THAT? WHY DO YOU PUT UP WITH US? I THINK SO.

YEAH, I VOLUNTEERED FOR IT.

SO A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, I GUESS THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE ASKED THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT TO STAFF IT AND, UM, UH, SO WHEN IT CAME UP, I, I VOLUNTEERED TO WORK WITH IT.

UM, I'M THE MANAGER FOR THE LONG RANGE PLANNING DIVISION.

SO, UM, UH, LIKE A LOT OF FOLKS THAT DO SOME REALLY COOL ANALYSIS MAPPING, DEMOGRAPHICS WORK.

I GET TO WORK WITH THE CITY DEMOGRAPHER.

SO THAT'S REALLY FUN.

UM, UH, YEAH, I'M AN URBAN PLANNER BY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE, BUT I LIVE IN THE SUBURBS.

UM, AND I LOVE, I LOVE MY NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE SUBURBS, SO I HAVE THIS INTERNAL CONFLICT.

UM, AND THEN I GUESS BOTH AS A RESIDENT AT A CITY STAFF, I, I'M A BIG FAN OF THE, OF THE SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICTS AND OF THE GEOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION.

UM, UH, AND I THINK IT'S REALLY COOL THAT WE, AS A CITY HAVE THIS, UH, THIS INDEPENDENT PROCESS TO DO THIS, THIS, UH, DRAWING OF THESE BOUNDARIES.

THANKS.

THANK YOU, MATT.

UM, BEFORE I TURN IT OVER TO SHAREPOINT IS, UH, I FEEL LIKE I'M CHEATING A LITTLE BIT GOING AT THE END HERE.

SO I PROMISE I WILL GO FIRST THE NEXT

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TIME AND THIS ICEBREAKER, UM, I HEARD A LOT, YOU KNOW, GETTING INTO POLITICS, BEING IN AUSTIN FOR THE LAST DECADE.

UM, IF YOU DON'T LIKE SOMETHING, THEN BE A PART OF THE PROCESS AND FIX IT.

I KNOW A LOT OF THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE SAID THAT AS WELL.

I WAS PART OF THE HTA ACCELERATED PROGRAM, UM, IN 2020 KIND OF A COVID CLASS ABOUT WANTING TO MAYBE RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE AFTER THAT PROGRAM, I REALIZED THAT MAY NOT BE FOR ME.

UM, BUT I DID LEARN ABOUT THE REDISTRICTING PROCESS AND HOW WE CAN BE A MODEL FOR SOME GREAT IMPORTANT SIMILAR WORK ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

UM, SO APPLIED I'M S SUPER, IT, IT IT'S, IT'S AN, IT'S AN HONOR, YOU KNOW, THE HONOR TO BE NOMINATED, UH, AND HONORED TO BE ON THIS COMMISSION.

AND I KNOW WE HAVE A LOT OF, UH, DIFFICULT WORK AHEAD OF US, BUT I'M, I'M IN IT FOR THE LONG RUN.

AND, UM, I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, UM, FOR OUR TIME TOGETHER.

, I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER TO YOU.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR RESPONSES.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ.

I DID SEE COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER'S HAND UP.

COOL.

THANK YOU.

CHAIRWOMAN.

JUST ANECDOTALLY, I LIVE ABOUT SEVEN HOUSES FROM MATT DOUGAN.

I DIDN'T REALIZE THIS WAS A SUBURB.

THAT IS IT.

WAIT, SAY THAT AGAIN.

I COULDN'T HEAR IT.

I LIVE ABOUT SEVEN HOUSES FROM YOU, MATT, AND I DIDN'T REALIZE WE LIVED IN THE SUBURBS.

I THOUGHT WE LIVED IN THE CITY.

I'M SURE WE DO.

I'M IN A DIFFERENT DISTRICT THAN YOU ARE, BUT WE LIVE IN THE CITY ONLY SEVEN HOUSES APART.

YEAH, I GUESS THAT'S TRUE.

IT COULD BE, UM, MAYBE WE USED TO BE IN THE SUBURBS AND NOW WE'RE MORE CENTRAL, UH, SINCE AUSTIN'S GROWN SO MUCH.

WELL, OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I LIVED, I'M BEGINNING MY 14TH HERE, AND I THINK YOU'VE BEEN HERE LONGER THAN I HAVE.

NEVERTHELESS, I'M GLAD TO BE YOUR NEIGHBOR.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE ARE GOING TO, UM, JUMP RIGHT INTO OUR SEVERAL STAFF BRIEFINGS THAT WE HAVE TODAY.

WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE SOME REALLY FANTASTIC GUESTS, UH, STARTING WITH, UH, ITEM NUMBER FOUR ON THE AGENDA.

AND THAT IS THE BRIEFING ON AUSTIN DEMOGRAPHICS BY OUR CITY, DEMOGRAPHER, LAILA, VALENCIA.

UM, AND I WILL PASS IT OVER TO HER.

SHE IS ON THE CALL, RIGHT? YEAH, WE'LL BRING HER OVER.

OKAY.

I LIVE IN NCSU ON THE SCREEN.

NOW I DO SEE A TILE WITH HER NAME.

HI, SORRY ABOUT THAT.

I WAS TRYING TO MULTITASK AND FAILED MISERABLY.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

HOW IS EVERYBODY? IT'S SO GREAT.

IT'S, UH, IT'S MY PLEASURE TO, TO MEET ALL OF YOU.

AND I REALLY ENJOYED HEARING, UM, ALL OF YOUR BACKGROUNDS AND WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO THE, TO THE COMMISSION.

UM, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR, FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER EFFORT, UH, IN PARTICIPATING ON, ON THE COMMISSION.

I KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF WORK, BUT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT WORK.

AND, UM, SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.

UM, I HAVE PREPARED, UM, A SLIDE HERE OR A SET OF SLIDES FOR YOU THAT I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND PULL UP REALLY QUICKLY.

UM, AND I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH THESE SLIDES, BUT FEEL FREE TO PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AS WE'RE GOING THROUGH.

THE PRESENTATION IS BASICALLY JUST GOING TO INCLUDE A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THE 2010 EFFORT BY THE, UH, PROCEEDING, UM, UH, COMMITTEE OR COMMISSION, AND THEN I'LL, UM, LET YOU KNOW A SORT OF, OF SOME CHANGES THAT HAVE HAPPENED SINCE, UM, LET ME SEE IF I CAN, IF I AM SHARING NOW THAT WORKING, CAN YOU SEE MY SCREEN? WE DO NOT.

OKAY.

HOLD ON.

LET ME OPEN IT ELSEWHERE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

HOW ABOUT NOW? YES.

OKAY, PERFECT.

AND CAN YOU SEE, UM, JUST THE SLIDES, NO NOTES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT? IT'S BEEN PRESENTATION MODE, RIGHT.

OKAY, GREAT.

ALL RIGHT.

SO I'VE PUT TOGETHER SOME, UM, SOME SLIDES HERE FOR YOU.

AND, UM, LIKE I WAS SAYING, I'M JUST GOING TO GO OVER SOME OF THE, UM, SOME OF THE WORK THAT WAS DONE BY THE PROCEEDING, UM, COMMISSION, AND THEN I'LL

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GO INTO POPULATION CHANGE THAT HAS TAKEN, TAKEN PLACE SINCE, UM, THE LAST CENSUS.

UH, WE DON'T HAVE THE OFFICIAL CENSUS NUMBERS YET.

SO THESE ARE JUST GOING TO BE ESTIMATES THAT I'LL BE SHARING WITH YOU.

AND I CAN DEFINITELY DESCRIBE, UM, WHERE, YOU KNOW, YOU MIGHT WANT TO LOOK AT THESE DATA A LITTLE BIT MORE CAUTIOUSLY I'LL I'LL, UM, DESCRIBE SOME OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE BECAUSE OF THIS POPULATION GROWTH.

AND THEN I'LL SHARE SOME INFORMATION WITH YOU ON THE RELEASE OF THE UPCOMING 20, 20 CENSUS COUNTS AND, UM, OTHER RESOURCES THAT WE CAN PROVIDE OR THAT YOU HAVE AVAILABLE.

SO I'LL GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED WITH, UH, 2010 REDISTRICTING, RIGHT? THIS, UM, HERE, UH, PICTURED HERE, YOU SEE THE, UM, THE WORK THAT WAS DONE FOLLOWING THE 2010, UM, CENSUS COUNT, THE, UH, INDEPENDENT CITIZENS REDISTRICTING, UH, COMMITTEE, UH, PUT TOGETHER THIS PLAN FOR THE 10 CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS, UM, IN NOVEMBER OF 2013.

AND SO I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND SHOW YOU A FEW OTHER SLIDES THAT BASICALLY GUIDED SOME OF THE WORK OF THE, UM, OF THE COMMISSION.

UM, AND AS I'M SURE YOU'RE AWARE, RIGHT? MAJOR REDISTRICTING REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE THAT THE DISTRICTS HAVE TO HAVE PRETTY EQUAL, UH, POPULATIONS THE DISTRICTS HAVE TO, AND IN A WAY THAT NO GROUP RECEIVES SOME SORT OF ADVANTAGE OR IS DENIED, UM, THE RIGHT TO, YOU KNOW, ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE BASED ON RACE, COLOR, OR LANGUAGE OF A PARTICULAR GROUP.

AND OF COURSE THESE, UM, REQUIREMENTS ARE ALL BASED ON THE 14TH AMENDMENT OF THE US CONSTITUTION, UM, THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT.

AND, UM, SO LET ME GO AHEAD AND, UM, SHOW YOU SOME OF THE SUBSEQUENT SLIDES, BUT, UM, AGAIN, YOU KNOW, I GUESS THE FIRST, THE FIRST SLIDE THAT I'LL SHOW YOU SHOWS THE PROPORTION OR THE TOTAL POPULATIONS IN EACH OF THE, UM, CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS IN 2010.

AND SO AT THAT TIME, WE HAD A POPULATION OF ABOUT SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINETY PEOPLE.

AND IN TOTAL, SO THE IDEAL SIZE FOR EACH OF THESE DISTRICTS ATTENDED DISTRICTS WAS ABOUT 79,000 PEOPLE.

UM, AND SO YOU CAN SEE THAT THE WORK OF THE, OF THE CONDITION, UM, BROUGHT THEM VERY CLOSE TO THOSE, UM, TO THOSE IDEAL DISTRICT SIZES WITH MAYBE THE LARGEST, UM, COUNCIL DISTRICT BEING, UM, DISTRICT SIX AND THEN ANOTHER, UM, REQUIREMENT, UH, AS PART OF THE VOTING RIGHTS SOCKS.

AND, UM, THE, UM, REDISTRICTING PROCESS IS TO TRY TO CREATE, UH, OR, OR FIND THE POSSIBILITY FOR AN OPPORTUNITY DISTRICT FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS RIGHT.

AND SO HERE YOU CAN SEE THE SHARE OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULATION, UM, BY DISTRICTS.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT DISTRICT ONE, UM, WAS, UH, AS AN OPPORTUNITY DISTRICT OR AFRICAN-AMERICANS WITH THE GREATEST SHARE, UH, BEING SEEN IN, IN DISTRICT ONE.

UM, NEXT YOU SORT OF IN ENGAGE IN A SIMILAR PROCESS FOR THE HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATION WHERE YOU TRIED TO FIND OPPORTUNITY DISTRICTS FOR THE HISPANIC POPULATION, UM, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME TRYING TO AVOID, UM, WHAT'S CALLED PACKING, RIGHT? AND SO WE CAN SEE HERE THAT THE DISTRICTS, WHERE THERE WAS OPPORTUNITY FOR HISPANIC REPRESENTATION, UH, CAN BE SEEN IN, IN DISTRICT TWO, AS WELL AS, UM, DISTRICT FOUR, DISTRICT THREE.

AND THEN, UM, LASTLY DISTRICT ONE, THEN HERE IS THE SHARE OF THE, UM, ASIAN POPULATION BY DISTRICT.

UM, YOU CAN SEE THAT NONE OF THE, UM, DISTRICTS AT THIS TIME COULD BE DRAWN TO REPRESENT A, AN OPPORTUNITY, UM, DISTRICT FOR THE ASIAN POPULATION.

UM, BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT THE, UH, DISTRICT THAT HAD THE, UM, HIGHEST SHARE OF THE ASIAN POPULATION IS, IS DISTRICT SIX FOLLOWED BY DISTRICTS NINE AND SEVEN.

SURE.

IS THERE A PERCENTAGE AT WHICH A DISTRICT BECOMES AN OPPORTUNITY DISTRICT? SO IT'S GENERALLY ANYTHING THAT WOULD BE CLOSER TO THE MAJORITY, RIGHT.

SO AS SOON AS IT'S, UM, UM, A HIGHER PERCENTAGE, USUALLY OVER 33, 40%, THEN YOU CAN START TO, TO CONSIDER THAT MORE OF AN OPPORTUNITY DISTRICT AS YOU SAW WITH THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN, UM, COUNCIL DISTRICT THAT WAS ABOVE 30% SURE.

UM, AND THEN HERE WE HAVE THE WHITE SHARE OF TOTAL POPULATION, UM, BY CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THE HIGHEST SHARES OF THE NON-HISPANIC WHITE POPULATION CAN BE FOUND IN DISTRICTS 10, 8, 6,

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AND NINE AS WELL.

AND SO NOW I'LL SWITCH GEARS A LITTLE BIT AND SHOW YOU SORT OF HOW THE POPULATION HAS BEEN GROWING IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN SINCE THE TEN ONE REDISTRICTING OF THOSE, UM, 10 CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

UM, THIS FIRST SLIDE LOOKS WAY PAST THE LAST 10 YEARS, BUT IT LOOKS AT THE, AT THE GROWTH OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UM, SINCE ITS INCEPTION OR RIGHT AFTER ITS INCEPTION.

AND, UM, IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH 2020, WE HAVE A FIGURE HERE FOR 2020 BECAUSE THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS RELEASED POPULATION ESTIMATES.

UM, THESE ARE NOT THE POPULATION COUNTS, RIGHT, BUT THEY GIVE US A NICE PREVIEW OR AN INDICATION OF WHAT WE MAY EXPECT TO SEE THE POPULATION OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO BE WHEN THOSE 2020 CENSUS COUNTS COME OUT.

UM, AND SO WE ARE JUST SHY OF THE 1 MILLION MARK WE'RE ABOUT A LITTLE OVER 4,000 PEOPLE SHY OF THE 1 MILLION MILESTONE FOR THE CITY, BUT AT A POPULATION OF 995,000.

THAT WOULD MEAN IF WE HAD THOSE 10 DISTRICTS THAT EACH DISTRICT WOULD HAVE TO BE AN IDEAL SIZE OF ABOUT 99,000 PEOPLE PER DISTRICT.

GO AHEAD AND GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

AUSTIN HAS BEEN GROWING REALLY RAPIDLY, AND IT IS THE 11TH LARGEST CITY IN THE COUNTRY.

WE WERE THINKING THAT MAYBE IN THIS YEAR, AUSTIN WOULD BE ABLE TO BREAK INTO THE TOP 10, BUT IT WAS NOT ABLE TO DO SO.

UM, SAN JOSE DID NOT LOSE ENOUGH PEOPLE AND, UH, AUSTIN DID NOT GAIN SUFFICIENTLY ENOUGH PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THAT SWAP IN THE RANKINGS, BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UM, HAS ADDED OVER 200,000 PEOPLE IN THE LAST DECADE.

AND JUST IN THE LAST YEAR ALONE IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE ADDED OVER 16,000 PEOPLE.

THIS EQUATES TO A DAILY INCREASE IN THE POPULATION OF ABOUT 46 PEOPLE.

YAY.

NOW THE AUSTIN, UH, RATE OF GROWTH HAS SEEN AN UPTICK IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS OF THE DECADE.

SO WHEN WE STARTED THE, UM, THE DECADE, WE, A LOT OF PLACES WERE COMING OUT OF THE RECESSION, RIGHT, BUT IN TEXAS, THE RECESSION DID NOT QUITE IMPACT US AS SEVERELY AS IN OTHER STATES.

AND IN PARTICULAR IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, WE WERE VERY, UH, WELL SPARED FROM A LOT OF THE IMPACT OF THE RECESSION.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT WE WERE BENEFITING FROM A LOT OF MIGRATION INTO THE STATE OF TEXAS AND DIRECTLY INTO THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND IN FACT, THE RATE OF GROWTH FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN WAS SURPASSING THAT OF THE STATE AS WELL AS THE, AS THE METRO AREA.

NOW, AS THE, AS WE CONTINUED INTO THE DECADE AND EMPLOYMENT, AND THE ECONOMY REALLY, UH, IMPROVED ACROSS THE NATION AND ACROSS THE STATE, WE STARTED TO SEE A LITTLE BIT OF A SLOWER GROWTH, UM, IN THE CITY GROWTH.

AND IN FACT, THE METRO GROWTH ACTUALLY OUTPACED THAT OF THE CITY.

SO WE WERE SEEING MORE GROWTH IN THE REGION AND A SLOWER GROWTH IN THE, IN THE CITY.

BUT IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS OF, OF THE DECADE, WE'VE SEEN AN UPTAKE IN BOTH THE METRO GROWTH, AS WELL AS THE CITY GROWTH.

AND SO WE CAN SEE THAT, UM, IN 2020 AUSTIN IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE GROWN AT ABOUT 1.7% COMPARED TO ABOUT 3% FOR THE REGION AS A WHOLE NOW, UM, AUSTIN, AND, UM, AS A METRO AREAS OF REGION, UM, HAS BEEN THE FASTEST GROWING METRO AREA IN THE COUNTRY, EVERY SINGLE YEAR OF THIS LAST DECADE.

UH, WE WERE GROWING ACROSS THE DECADE, UM, AT A RATE OF 33%.

UH, WE ADDED OVER HALF A MILLION PEOPLE.

AND, UM, WE, THIS IS IN LARGE PART BECAUSE OF THE RAPID GROWTH OF MANY OF OUR CENTRAL TEXAS CITIES HERE, WE SEE A LIST OF THE FASTEST GROWING CITIES IN THE COUNTRY, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT LEANDER LED IN, UM, BEING THE FASTEST GROWING CITY IN THE NATION FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW.

AND THEN WE ALSO SEE OTHER CENTRAL TEXAS CITIES LIKE GEORGETOWN AND KYLE AND BRAUNFELS, AND THEN BROWN ROCK IS ABOUT THE 44TH FASTEST GROWING CITY.

AND SO WE CAN START TO SEE RIGHT, SOME OF THE DYNAMICS OF HOW SOME OF THESE REALLY FAST GROWING CITIES ARE REALLY PUSHING THE GROWTH AND DRIVING THE GROWTH FOR THE REGION AS A WHOLE.

AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS, UM, GROWING A LITTLE BIT SLOWER.

BUT WHAT YOU'LL SEE HERE IS THAT IN THE LAST YEAR LEANDER, UH, WHICH ADDED THE MOST PEOPLE OUT OF, UM, THE OTHER CENTRAL TEXAS CITIES, UM, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF AUSTIN ADDED ABOUT 7,000 PEOPLE IN THE LAST YEAR, UH, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS SLIDE OVER HERE, UM, YOU CAN SEE, OR MAYBE IT'S NOT IN THIS SLIDE, BUT BASICALLY

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IN THE LAST YEAR, THE CITY OF AUSTIN ADDED OVER 16,000 PEOPLE.

SO EVEN THOUGH THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS GROWING SLOWER, IT'S STILL ADDING 10,000 MORE PEOPLE OR, YOU KNOW, GROW, YOU KNOW, ADDING TWICE AS MANY PEOPLE, OR IF NOT MORE THAN OTHER PARTS OF THE METRO AREA.

SO THE GROWTH IN THE, IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS NOT SOMETHING TO THINK, OH, WE'RE LOSING GROUND IN TERMS OF THE SHARE OF THE GROWTH, UH, IN THE METRO.

AND WHAT YOU CAN SEE HERE IS THAT FOR SURE IT, YOU KNOW, IT'S STARTING TO THE GROWTH WAS A LOT, UM, GREATER IN THE BEGINNING OF THE DECADE.

AND IT HAS STARTED TO FLATTEN OUT TOWARDS THE END OF THE DECADE, BUT IT'S STILL ADDING THE LARGEST NUMBERS OF PEOPLE IN, IN THE REGION AS A WHOLE.

NOW LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW AUSTIN IS GROWING AND WHAT IS DRIVING GROWTH IN, IN THE AUSTIN METRO AREA.

UNFORTUNATELY, THESE TYPES OF FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE CITY LEVEL, BUT WHEN WE LOOK AT THE DRIVERS OF GROWTH OR WHAT DEMOGRAPHERS CALL COMPONENTS OF POPULATION CHANGE, WE SEE, YOU KNOW, WHAT IS DRIVING GROWTH HERE IN THE AUSTIN? METRO AREA IS DOMESTIC MIGRATION.

SO DOMESTIC MIGRATION LOOKS AT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT MOVE INTO THE AREA FROM OTHER COUNTIES IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, AS WELL AS FROM OTHER, UM, PLACES IN THE U S OTHER STATES.

AND SO WE CAN SEE THAT ABOUT 73% CLOSE TO THREE QUARTERS OF THE GROWTH LAST YEAR CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO NEWCOMERS INTO THE METRO AREA.

ABOUT 21% CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO NATURAL INCREASE.

NOW NATURAL INCREASE IS BIRTHS MINUS DEATHS.

AND SO THEN THIS REALLY, UM, CAPTURES SORT OF THE, THE NATIVE TEXANS, THE, UH, CENTRAL, UH, TEXANS THAT ARE BEING ADDED TO THE POPULATION.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY ACCOUNTED FOR ABOUT 21% OF THE, OF THE GROWTH.

AND THEN ABOUT 6% OF THAT GROWTH CAME FROM INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION.

AND SO WHAT WE'RE SEEING HERE IS THAT THERE HAVE BEEN AN INK, THERE HAVE BEEN, THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE SHARE OF DOMESTIC MIGRATION.

AND SOME OF THAT HAS BEEN BECAUSE WE ARE SEEING GREATER NUMBERS OF DOMESTIC MIGRANTS, BUT THE OTHER PART IS ALSO BECAUSE WE ARE SEEING DECREASES IN INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS AND DECREASES AND NATURAL INCREASE ON THIS NEXT SLIDE.

I'LL SHOW YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE, UM, OF A, OF A, YOU KNOW, DEEPER DIVE INTO NATURAL INCREASE, BECAUSE I THINK THAT WHEN, WHEN WE START TO SAY WE'VE SEEN LOWER NUMBERS IN NATURAL INCREASE, SOMETIMES WE START TO THINK THAT WE'RE HAVING LOWER BIRTH RATES AND BIRTH RATES HAVE BEEN GOING DOWN.

UM, BUT IN THE AUSTIN METRO AREA, YOU CAN SEE THAT ACROSS THE DECADE, WE ACTUALLY SAW AN INCREASE IN BIRTHS.

AND SO, UM, WHAT IS REALLY CAUSING THAT DECREASE IN NATURAL INCREASE IS A GREATER NUMBER OF DEATHS.

UM, YOU MAY THINK THAT THESE MAY BE ATTRIBUTED TO, UM, THE COVID PANDEMIC, BUT I WANT TO CAUTION YOU BECAUSE THESE DATA ARE ACTUALLY, UM, THEY GO FROM JULY 1ST, 2019 TO, UM, UH, JUNE 30TH, 2020.

AND SO DON'T, THEY DON'T REALLY CAPTURE THE BULK OF THE PANDEMIC EFFECT THAT WE MAY SEE IN LATER RELEASES OF, OF ESTIMATES DATA.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT OUR, OUR BIRTHS HAVE REMAINED RELATIVELY STABLE WITH US, AN ACTUAL, UM, YOU KNOW, SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE LAST YEAR OF THE DECADE, BUT WHAT'S REALLY DRIVING THE, UM, LOWER NATURAL INCREASE IS IT INCREASE IN DEATHS.

AND THE INCREASE IN DEATHS IS RELATED TO, UM, THE BABY BOOM GENERATION GROWING INTO THE OLDER, UM, IN EACH OF THE OLDER AGE CATEGORIES.

AND THESE INCREASES IN DEATHS.

UM, WE FORESEE THAT WE WILL BE SEEING THIS PHENOMENON AT LEAST THROUGH 2030, BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN THE ENTIRE BABY BOOM GENERATION WILL BE 65 YEARS AND OLDER.

SO NOW LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, UM, DOMESTIC MIGRATION AND COMPONENTS OF CHANGE WITHIN THE METRO AREA.

WE CAN SEE THESE DATA AT THE COUNTY LEVEL.

UH, AND SO THIS SHOULD GIVE YOU A SENSE OF WHAT MAY BE HAPPENING IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, WHEN LOOK AT THE NUMBERS FOR TRAVIS COUNTY, RIGHT? AND SO WHAT'S REALLY DRIVING, UM, GROWTH IN THE ENTIRE METRO AREA IS DOMESTIC MIGRATION.

YOU CAN SEE THAT IT'S OVER 50% FOR MOST OF THE COUNTIES IN THE METRO WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CALDWELL COUNTY.

AND SO IT'S MAKING UP MORE THAN HALF OF THE SHARE OF THE GROWTH.

AND IN, IN TRAVIS COUNTY, IT'S ABOUT 55%.

NOW, THE REASON THAT WE LIKE TO LOOK AT THIS

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SORT OF COMPONENTS OF CHANGE IS BECAUSE IT REALLY HAS A LOT, A LOT OF IMPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING.

UM, AND THIS MAY NOT BE SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU, UM, YOUR COMMISSION MAY, MAY NEED TO FOCUS ON A LOT ON, BUT, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE HAVE THE TYPE OF GROWTH WHERE IT'S DRIVEN BY MIGRATION, THE, THE IMPACT ON DEMAND FOR SERVICES CAN BE PRETTY IMMEDIATE.

SO FOR INSTANCE, WHEN SOMEBODY MOVES INTO THE AREA, THEY'RE AUTOMATICALLY LOOKING FOR A NEW PLACE TO LIVE, THEY'RE GOING TO BE ADDING A NEW VEHICLE TO THE, TO THE HIGHWAY OR TAKING UP ANOTHER SEAT ON PUBLIC TRANSIT.

AND SO THE EFFECT THAT'S FELT ON THE DEMAND FOR SERVICES AND THE DEMAND ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS PRETTY IMMEDIATE, WHERE YOU HAVE GROWTH, THAT'S DRIVEN MORE BY NATURAL INCREASE.

YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A LAG EFFECT BECAUSE NEW BIRTHS ARE BEING ADDED TO ALREADY EXISTING HOUSEHOLDS.

AND SO THERE'S NOT A LOT OF SHIFT FOR A WHILE UNTIL THOSE CHILDREN GO UP, OF COURSE, AND ARE OF SCHOOL AGE AND, YOU KNOW, GRADUATE AND ARE LOOKING FOR A JOB.

AND SO YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A, OF A PLANNING, UM, TIME WHEN YOU HAVE THAT KIND OF GROWTH IN OUR REGION.

AND IN OUR COUNTY, WE HAVE PRETTY, UM, IMPORTANT AND IMMEDIATE NEED FOR PLANNING BECAUSE OF THE TYPE OF GROWTH THAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING.

SO WHERE ARE PEOPLE COMING FROM? OR, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF TIMES WE THINK THAT MUCH OF THE GROWTH IS COMING FROM PEOPLE MOVING HERE.

AND WHILE IT IS WHAT I'D LIKE TO SAY IS THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT MOVING, RIGHT.

IT'S ABOUT 22% OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE AUSTIN AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UM, MOVED IN THE LAST YEAR.

AND WHEN THEY MOVED, THEY ACTUALLY MOVED WITHIN TRAVIS COUNTY.

AND THEN, UM, ABOUT ANOTHER 20% MOVED, UH, FROM ANOTHER COUNTY IN TEXAS, AND THEN A SMALLER SHARE ABOUT 14.4% MOVED FROM A DIFFERENT STATE.

AND SO I THINK A LOT OF TIMES WHEN WE'RE THINKING ABOUT PEOPLE MOVING TO THE AREA AND THE, AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE COMING HERE, WE'RE ALWAYS THINKING OF THE OTHER AND THE OTHER STATES AND THE OTHER PLACES AND THE OTHER VALUES.

AND, YOU KNOW, BUT A LOT OF WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS REALLY, YOU KNOW, JUST PEOPLE KIND OF MOVING AROUND THE SAME COUNTY AND THEN MOVING FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE INTO, INTO THE METRO AREA HERE, WHAT WE CAN SEE IS SORT OF WHAT IS HAPPENING WITHIN TRAVIS COUNTY.

SO THESE DATA ARE, UM, COUNTY TO COUNTY MIGRATION FLOWS.

AND, UM, I DO CAUTION YOU THAT THESE DATA, UM, CAN TEND TO HAVE PRETTY HIGH MARGINS OF ERROR.

AND SO REALLY THE WAY THAT I LIKE TO LOOK AT THESE DATA IN SORT OF DIRECTIONALLY, RIGHT, TO, TO UNDERSTAND THE FLOW AND TO UNDERSTAND SORT OF, THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE COMING THEN THAN GOING, BUT NOT SO MUCH THE EXACT NUMBER OF PEOPLE, RIGHT? BECAUSE THAT NUMBER CAN BE A LITTLE BIT UNSTABLE.

BUT WHAT WE SEE IS THAT IN TRAVIS COUNTY, WE ARE ABSOLUTELY LOSING POPULATION TO SURROUNDING, UH, AUSTIN METRO AREA COUNTIES.

SO YOU CAN SEE THAT WILLIAMSON COUNTY IS RECEIVING AN EXCESS OF, UM, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE, YOU KNOW, GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN TRAVIS AND WILLIAMSON.

SO THE NET MIGRATION IS NEGATIVE.

SO TRAVIS IS SENDING MORE PEOPLE TO WILLIAMSON THAN WE ARE RECEIVING FROM WILLIAMSON COUNTY, A SIMILAR THING WITH HAYES COUNTY.

WE ARE SENDING MORE PEOPLE TO KS THAN HAYES RESIDENTS MOVING HERE.

AND YOU SEE THE SAME FOR BRAZOS COUNTY, WHICH IS WHERE TEXAS A AND M IS LOCATED, UM, BRAZOS COUNTY, CALDWELL COUNTY, AND THEN BURNETT COUNTY, UH, ALL OF THOSE BEING, UM, SORT OF CENTRAL TEXAS HILL COUNTRY, UH, COUNTIES.

BUT WHAT WE CAN SEE IS THAT TRAVIS COUNTY IS GAINING, UH, FROM OTHER LARGE CITIES AND LARGE COUNTIES IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, AS WELL AS FROM OTHER STATES AND FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD.

SO WE SEE THAT HARRIS COUNTY WHERE HOUSTON IS LOCATED IS A BIG CENTER OF MIGRANTS TO THE AUSTIN METRO.

AND THEN WE SEE THE SAME OR TO TRAVIS COUNTY.

AND WE SEE THE SAME, UH, FROM ASIAN COUNTRIES IN PARTICULAR, UH, COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA AND INDIA THAT ARE SENDING, UH, IMMIGRANTS TO TRAVIS COUNTY.

AND THEN WE SEE BEAR COUNTY WHERE SAN ANTONIO IS LOCATED IN OF COURSE, DALLAS COUNTY, AS WELL AS, UH, CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTIES.

SO WE CAN SEE THAT WHILE, YOU KNOW, UM, TRAVIS COUNTY IS SHEDDING POPULATION TO OTHER PARTS OF THE METRO.

WE ARE GAINING LOTS OF PEOPLE FROM OTHER, OTHER STATES, OTHER PARTS OF TEXAS, AND, UH, OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD.

A LOT OF THE TIME PEOPLE, WELL ASK ME WHERE ARE AUSTINITES FROM IT? AND IF SOME OF THE COMMISSIONERS WERE INTRODUCING THEMSELVES, YOU KNOW, THEY, UM, YOU KNOW, PROBABLY, UM, YOU KNOW, STAYED AT THEIR, YOU KNOW, SHOWED THEIR AUSTINITES NATIVE AUSTINITE BADGE.

AND, UM, THAT IS A NUMBER THAT I AM HOPING TO GET A LITTLE BIT MORE OF, UM, MORE INFORMATION ABOUT,

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BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY DON'T HAVE THOSE DATA.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW MANY NATIVE AUSTINITES STILL LIVE IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, BECAUSE THE DATA JUST AREN'T CUT THAT WAY.

UM, BUT WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UM, ALMOST ABOUT HALF OF THE, OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE WERE BORN IN TEXAS.

SO WE DON'T, WE CAN'T REALLY SAY IF THEY WERE BORN HERE IN TRAVIS COUNTY OR HERE IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, BUT WERE NO, WE KNOW THAT THEY WERE BORN HERE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

AND, UM, THIS HAS ACTUALLY DROPPED A LITTLE BIT, OKAY.

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE DECADE, UH, FROM ABOUT 55% TO 49%.

NOW, THE SHARE OF AUSTIN RESIDENTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES HAS REMAINED RELATIVELY STABLE AT ABOUT 18% WHERE WE'VE SEEN SOME BIG INCREASES IN THE SHARE OF THE AUSTIN RESIDENTS THAT ARE FROM OTHER STATES.

AND SO WE SEE THAT AT-COST, THAT HAS GONE UP FROM 26% IN THE BEGINNING OF A DECADE TO ABOUT 31%.

UM, THIS YEAR, THIS MAP HERE, I AM SHOWING THE, THE, UH, POPULATION CHANGE ACROSS THE DECADE.

UM, ONE THING THAT I WANT TO NOTE IS THAT I WANT YOU TO SORT OF JUST TAKE US KIND OF AS, UM, A GENERAL SORT OF TREND, BECAUSE THE, THE NUMBERS THAT WE'RE USING HERE ARE, ARE FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES.

SO WE'RE COMPARING 2010 DECENNIAL CENSUS FIGURES TO 2019 FIVE-YEAR ESTIMATES.

FIVE-YEAR, UM, ESTIMATES ARE WHAT WE CAN USE FOR THE MORE GRANULAR CENSUS DATA.

UM, HERE, WHAT WE SEE IS A SIN CITY COUNCIL, UM, DISTRICTS OVERLAID ONTO CENSUS TRACKS, WHICH IS KIND OF THE EQUIVALENT OF A NEIGHBORHOOD, A GEOGRAPHY THAT THE CENSUS BUREAU USES.

AND SO WE'RE COMPARING A SINGLE POINT IN TIME WHERE THEY KIND OF PERIOD ESTIMATE FOR A RELATIVELY SMALL GEOGRAPHY.

AND SO I JUST WANT YOU TO KIND OF LOOK AT THIS MAP SO THAT YOU CAN SORT OF SEE WHERE THE GROWTH MAY, IT MAY BE HAPPENING, BUT DON'T EXACTLY TAKE THE NUMBER, YOU KNOW, ITSELF AS LIKE THE STATISTIC YOU WANT TO SHARE.

UM, SO WHAT YOU CAN SEE HERE IS THAT THE AREAS, THE CENSUS TRACKS THAT ARE IN, UM, TEAL AND DARKER BLUE, THOSE ARE THE AREAS THAT ARE ADDING THE LARGER POPULATION NUMBERS SINCE 2010, AND THEN THE ONES THAT ARE IN THE LIGHTER GREEN.

UM, THOSE ARE THE AREAS THAT ARE ADDING FEWER PEOPLE.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE OF COURSE THAT THE, UM, SORT OF, UH, PERIMETER OF THE, UM, CITY OF AUSTIN IS WHERE A LOT OF THE PEOPLE ARE BEING ADDED WITH A LITTLE BIT OF, UM, SOME GROWTH TAKING PLACE.

I BELIEVE THIS IS THE MUELLER DEVELOPMENT HERE.

THIS IS, UM, UH, NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN.

SO THERE ARE SOME AREAS IN, YOU KNOW, CLOSER TO THE URBAN CORE, WHAT YOU'RE SEEING SOME SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS ADDED, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, YOU SEE THE BULK OF THE GROWTH TAKING PLACE IN THE, UM, PERIMETERS OF THE, OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND THEN HERE WE SHOW, THE PERCENT CHANGE WOULD GIVE, WHICH GIVES YOU AN IMPRESSION OF THE RATE OF GROWTH.

AND SO THE FASTER GROWING AREAS ARE GOING TO BE A DARKER GREEN AND TEAL COLOR, AGAIN, TAKING PLACE IN THE SORT OF OUTER EDGES OF THE CITY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A COUPLE OF, UH, CENSUS TRACKS IN THE, IN THE CENTER.

AND THEN THE LIGHTER GRAY COLORS ARE GOING TO BE REPRESENTING SLOWER GROWING AREAS OF THE CITY.

THE NEXT FEW SLIDES, I'M GOING TO SHARE SOMETHING SIMILAR.

UM, BUT THIS IS NOT RELATING TO A RATE OF GROWTH OR POPULATION CHANGE, BUT JUST THE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF THE SHARE OF, UM, AFRICAN AMERICANS FOR CENSUS TRACT.

SO THE CENSUS TRACKS THAT ARE IN THE DARKEST COLORS ARE GOING TO HAVE LARGER SHARES OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULATION.

AND WHAT YOU CAN SEE IS THAT AGAIN, DISTRICT ONE STILL SEEMS TO HAVE A LARGER SHARE OF THE CENSUS OR MORE CENSUS TRACKS WITH A GREATER SHARE OF AFRICAN AMERICANS, AS WELL AS PARTS OF DISTRICTS FOUR AND SEVEN.

AND THEN IN SOME AREAS OF DISTRICTS, UM, THREE AND TWO, AND THIS IS A SIMILAR MAP, BUT FOR THE SHARE OF HISPANIC POPULATION BY CENSUS TRACK.

AND WHAT WE CAN SEE AGAIN IS THAT WHILE WE HAVE HAD REAL SIGNIFICANT, UM, DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES AND, UM, YOU KNOW, SOME, UM, DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS, WE'RE NOT SEEING THOSE SHIFTS IN THE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF THE POPULATION OF THE, OF THE CITY.

SO WE SEE, UH, AREAS IN THE SOUTHWEST AREAS IN NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN THAT ARE MORE HEAVILY HISPANIC, UH, RELATIVE TO OTHER CENSUS TRACKS.

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AND THEN THIS IS A MAP SHOWING THE SHARE OF, UH, ASIAN NATION AMERICANS IN, UM, THE DIFFERENT CENSUS TRACKS OF THE CITY.

AND SO AGAIN, YOU SEE PARTS OF NORTH AUSTIN, NORTHWEST AUSTIN, AND WITH SOME IN SOUTHWEST, AND THEN THIS IS THE PERCENT THAT IS NON-HISPANIC WHITE.

UM, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT, UM, WEST OF WEST OF MOPAC, YOU'RE GOING TO FIND THE, UH, CENSUS TRACKS WITH THE HIGHEST SHARES OF NON-HISPANIC WHITE POPULATION ON THIS NEXT SLIDE, UH, OR SET OF SLIDES.

WHAT I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT IS A LITTLE BIT OF THE UNIQUE DIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND, UM, RELATIVE TO THE STATE AND TO OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, UM, IN THE STATE OF TEXAS OVER, I THINK IT'S ABOUT 87% OF THE POPULATION GROWTH.

ALL OF THE TOTAL POPULATION GROWTH IS BEING DRIVEN BY NON BY, UH, NON-WHITE POPULATIONS.

SO ABOUT, UM, 13% OF THE POPULATION GROWTH SINCE 2010 WAS DRIVEN BY NON-HISPANIC WHITE POPULATION, ABOUT 53% OF THAT POPULATION GROWTH ALONE WAS CONTRIBUTED BY THE LATINO POPULATION.

AND, UH, IN THE STATE OF TEXAS RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE A HISPANIC POPULATION THAT'S ABOUT 40% A NON-HISPANIC WHITE POPULATION.

THAT'S ABOUT 42%.

WE HAVE AN ASIAN POPULATION THAT'S ABOUT 5% AND AN AFRICAN AMERICAN 11%.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE THAT THE RACE ETHNIC COMPOSITION OF THE CITY OF BOSTON IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT, RIGHT? SO IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, WE STILL HAVE ABOUT 48 CLOSE TO 49% OF THE POPULATION IS, UM, IDENTIFIES AS NON-HISPANIC WHITE.

UM, SO RIGHT BELOW THAT, UM, MAJORITY MINORITY, UH, MARKER, RIGHT? AND THEN WE HAVE ABOUT 32% OF THE POPULATION IDENTIFY AS A HISPANIC.

WE HAVE ABOUT 8% IDENTIFY AS ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER.

SO THIS IS A LITTLE BIT HIGHER THAN, UM, THAN THE SHARE OF THE STATE POPULATION.

AND THEN WE HAVE ABOUT 7%, A LITTLE OVER 7% OF THE POPULATION IDENTIFY AS BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN, WHICH IS, UM, LOWER THAN THE SHARE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS AS A WHOLE.

AND THEN WE HAVE, UM, TWO CLOSE TO 3%.

I IDENTIFY WITH TWO OR MORE RACES AND THEN SMALLER SHARES IDENTIFYING AS AMERICAN, INDIAN, AND ALASKA NATIVE, AS WELL AS, UM, SOME OTHER RACE THAT IS NOT LISTED HERE ON THIS NEXT SLIDE.

I'LL SHOW YOU SORT OF, UM, SOME OF THESE SHIFTS, UH, BETWEEN 2010 AND 2019 BY RACE ETHNICITY CATEGORY.

AND WHAT YOU CAN SEE IS THAT FOR MOST OF THE RACE, ETHNICITY, UM, GROUPS, YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE WERE INCREASES BETWEEN 2010 AND 2019 IN THE, IN THE POPULATION SIZES OF EACH OF THESE RACE, ETHNIC CATEGORIES, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SOME OTHER RACE GROUP.

AND WHAT I THINK IS HAPPENING WITH THE, SOME OTHER RACE GROUPS IS THAT, UH, MORE ARE, UM, IDENTIFYING WITH TWO OR MORE RACES, UM, WHICH WAS A NEW CATEGORY BACK IN 2010.

BUT, UM, PEOPLE MAY BE MORE, UM, USED TO SORT OF IDENTIFYING THAT WAY NOW AND, OR, UM, CHOOSING A SPECIFIC CATEGORY.

AND THAT'S NATURAL.

WE TEND TO SEE THAT THERE CAN BE SOME SHIFTS IN THE WAY THAT PEOPLE IDENTIFY THEIR RACE AND ETHNICITY, DEPENDING ON, ON WHERE THEY'RE LIVING OR, YOU KNOW, THEIR AGE AND, UM, JUST HOW, HOW THEY IDENTIFY.

UM, AND SO THEN WHEN WE LOOK AT THE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL, UM, WE SEE, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE SAW ON THE PRICE CHART BEFORE, RIGHT ABOUT 32% FOR HISPANICS OR LATINOS.

I HAVE THIS IN RED BECAUSE IN 2010, HISPANICS OR LATINOS MADE UP CLOSER TO 36% OF THE AUSTIN POPULATION.

AND SO WE HAVE ACTUALLY SEEN A DECREASE IN THE SHARE OF THE HISPANIC POPULATION, EVEN THOUGH THEIR POPULATION INCREASED, THEIR SHARE OF THE TOTAL POPULATION HAS DROPPED, UM, FOR EVERY OTHER POPULATION, UH, OR FOR EVERY OTHER RACE ETHNICITY GROUP, THEIR SHARE HAS EITHER GROWN OR REMAIN THE SAME.

HERE IS THE NUMERICAL IS THE NUMERIC CHANGE, UH, OF THE, OF THE POPULATION FOR EACH RACE, ETHNICITY CATEGORY.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE THAT THE GREATEST NUMBERS ARE BEING ADDED BY THE NON-HISPANIC WHITE POPULATION WITH ABOUT 92,000, UH, ADDITIONAL NON HISPANIC WHITE, UH, IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN FOLLOWED BY HISPANICS OR LATINOS ADDING 40,000 FOLLOWED BY, UH, ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDERS, ADDING 33,000 AND THEN FOLLOWED BY AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND BLACKS ADDING ABOUT, UH, 11,000.

AND THEN, UM, SORRY, BEFORE THEN, OF COURSE IT'S THE TWO OR MORE RACES CATEGORY WHERE WE HAVE ABOUT 14,000.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THE PERCENT CHANGE, THIS

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IS THE RATE OF GROWTH.

WE SEE THAT THE TWO OR MORE RACES AND THE ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER ARE ABSOLUTELY THE FASTEST GROWING RACE, ETHNICITY GROUPS IN, IN THE CITY.

AND THIS IS IN LINE WITH THE, WITH THE TREND THAT WE SEE IN THE STATE.

UM, BUT WHEN WE LOOK AT THE CONTRIBUTION OF EACH OF THESE RACE, ETHNICITY GROUPS TO THE TOTAL CHANGE IN THE DECADE, WE SEE THAT THE MAIN DRIVER IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS BEEN THE NON-HISPANIC WHITE POPULATION.

AND THIS IS WHERE WE ARE UNIQUELY DIFFERENT THAN OTHER PARTS OF TEXAS AND THE STATE AS A WHOLE, UM, THE STATE AND THE STATE AS A WHOLE, AS I MENTIONED, UM, THE NON-HISPANIC WHITE POPULATION CONTRIBUTED ABOUT 13% OF THE TOTAL POPULATION CHANGE ACROSS THE DECADE IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

IT'S CLOSER TO 50%.

AND THEN YOU CAN SEE, UM, THAT IS FOLLOWED BY HISPANICS CONTRIBUTING ABOUT 20% OF THAT CHANGE.

UH, AND THEN, UH, ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS, UH, WITH ABOUT 17%.

NOW I'LL WRAP UP BY JUST SHARING A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION ON THE 20, 20 CENSUS, WHAT WE KNOW TODAY, AND THEN SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THE UPCOMING RELEASE.

AND IF I'M GETTING CLOSE ON TIME, PLEASE DO GIVE ME A WARNING SO I CAN WRAP UP FASTER FOR YOU.

UM, BUT SO THIS IS, UH, INFORMATION ON THE RESPONSE, THE SELF RESPONSE RATE TO THE 2020 CENSUS.

UM, WHY WE LOOK AT SELF RESPONSE IS BECAUSE THOSE PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE, UH, TYPES OF DATA.

THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE SELF IDENTIFY THEIR RACE AND ETHNICITY.

THEY KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLDS.

AND SO WE KNOW THAT THIS IS THE MOST, THE MOST ACCURATE DATA THAT WE CAN GET.

AND, UM, WHEN WE COMPARE OUR SELF RESPONSE RATES AT 2010, THEN WE'RE ABLE TO SEE IF WE MADE ANY HEADWAY AND WE'RE ABLE TO GET MORE HOUSING UNITS TO SELF RESPOND AND PROVIDE US THAT MORE ACCURATE DATA THAN IN THE LAST DECADE.

WE, UM, OBVIOUSLY HAD SOME MAJOR, UM, CHALLENGES, THIS CENSUS COUNT, STARTING WITH THE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION THAT REALLY INSTILLED A LOT OF FEAR AND, UM, DISTRUST, UH, IN PEOPLE WHO WERE GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CENSUS THEN OF FOLLOWED BY THE COVID PANDEMIC AND THEN, UH, FOLLOWED BY, YOU KNOW, A BACK AND FORTH SORT OF, UM, UNSURE ENDING OF WHEN THE CENSUS COUNT WOULD, WOULD, UM, WRAP UP.

AND SO THERE WERE A NUMBER OF CHALLENGES AND, UM, THIS, THE US AS A WHOLE ACTUALLY WAS ABLE TO BEAT THEIR SELF RESPONSE RATE BY ABOUT A HALF PERCENTAGE POINT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

WE WERE NOT ABLE TO SURPASS OUR, UM, 2010 SELF RESPONSE RATE AND, UH, IN MOST OTHER LARGE COUNTIES AND LARGE CITIES, UM, WE WEREN'T ABLE TO DO THAT EITHER IN BEAR COUNTY AND TARRANT COUNTY, THEY WERE ABLE TO BEAT THEIR 2010, UM, SELF RESPONSE RATE, BUT THEIR PRINCIPAL CITIES DID NOT REACH THAT MILESTONE.

AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES THE AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY PAIR UNIQUE AND, AND OUT AND STANDS OUT IS BECAUSE WE WERE THE ONLY LARGE TEXAS CITY COUNTY PAIR TO BEAT THE 2010 SELF RESPONSE RATE.

AND, UM, I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY OF YOU WERE INVOLVED IN THAT EFFORT, BUT IF YOU WERE INVOLVED IN THAT, UH, COUNTY CITY JOINT EFFORT, I WANT TO EXTEND, YOU KNOW, MY, MY GRATITUDE, BECAUSE I AM PRETTY CONFIDENT THAT THE NUMBERS THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE FOR OUR AREA ARE GOING TO BE PRETTY CLOSE TO WHAT WE SHOULD BE GETTING BECAUSE OF THOSE JOINT EFFORTS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

UM, WE WERE PROJECTED TO REACH THAT 30 MILLION MARK, AND WE WERE PROJECTED TO GAIN THREE CONGRESSIONAL SEATS.

WE FELL SHORT OF THE 30 MILLION AND WE ACTUALLY ONLY GAINED TWO CONGRESSIONAL SEATS.

IT WAS MORE THAN ANY OTHER STATE, BUT IT WAS STILL BELOW PROJECTION.

AND, UM, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE KNOW IS THAT THE CITY, THE STATE OF TEXAS DID NOT, UH, INVEST IN OUTREACH EFFORTS FOR THE 20, 20 CENSUS COUNT.

AND SO I'M REALLY HOPEFUL THAT EVEN THOUGH WE GOT A LOWER THAN EXPECTED COUNT FOR THE STATE AUSTIN AND, UM, THE COUNTY WILL GET, UM, PRETTY ACCURATE NUMBERS.

SO WHEN DO YOU NEED TO TAKE JUST LIKE MAYBE A COUPLE MORE MINUTES TO WRAP UP THE PRESIDENT? ABSOLUTELY.

YES, DEFINITELY.

YEAH.

SURE.

AND SO HERE, THIS NEXT SLIDE, I JUST TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE RELEASE OF THE APPORTIONMENT DATA.

SO WE NOW HAVE SOME COUNTS FOR THE STATES AND FOR THE COUNTRY UP NEXT IS GOING TO BE THE RELEASE OF THE REDISTRICTING DATA, WHICH OF COURSE IS GOING TO SUPPORT YOUR WORK.

THOSE DATA ARE EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED ON AUGUST 16.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE ON THE FTP SIDE.

SO YOU'LL BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THE RAW DATA AS EARLY AS AUGUST 16, BUT ON SEPTEMBER 30TH, THEY, UH, THE CENSUS BUREAU WILL PROCESS

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AND, UM, PACKAGE THAT DATA IN AN EASIER TO USE FORMAT.

AND THEY WILL POST THAT TO THEIR DATA.CENSUS.GOV DATA PORTAL.

SO IF, IF YOU KNOW, THERE ARE PEOPLE WITH MORE DATA CHALLENGES, UM, YOU MIGHT REFER THEM TO THAT SEPTEMBER 30TH DATE.

IF YOU ARE PRETTY DATA SAVVY, YOU MIGHT WANT TO PULL THE DATA, UM, AUGUST 16TH AND MAYBE EVEN HELP IN, UM, PREPARING THAT DATA FOR OTHER USERS AS WELL.

I KNOW THAT WE WILL BE DOING SOME OF THAT WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET THOSE DATA OUT THERE, UH, AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

AND THIS DATA FILE OF COURSE, INCLUDES BLOCK LEVEL, UH, TOTAL POPULATION VOTING, AGE POPULATION, UH, RACE, ETHNICITY, HOUSING, OCCUPANCY STATUS, AND THEN GROUP QUARTERS BY TYPE.

AND OF COURSE, GROUP QUARTERS INCLUDES NURSING HOMES, UH, PRISONS, UH, FACILITIES, UH, OF THAT NATURE.

AFTER THAT, WE WILL GET SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT ALLOWS US TO ASSESS THE QUALITY OF THE DATA.

AND THEN THE MORE SPECIFIC, UH, MORE, UH, HYPER, UM, DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC DATA THAT SHOWS RELATIONSHIP TO HOUSEHOLDER HOUSEHOLD TYPE.

THOSE DATA WON'T BE RELEASED UNTIL NEXT YEAR.

AND THEN I JUST HAVE SOME LINKS HERE FOR YOU THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO ACCESS SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES.

THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS ALREADY PUT OUT GEO GEOGRAPHIC FILES THAT YOU'RE ABLE TO SORT OF HAVE TO JUST KIND OF DUMP THE DATA INTO ONCE THE DATA COME OUT SO THAT YOU'RE, YOU KNOW, OFTEN RUNNING.

AND THEN, UM, THERE IS A 20, 20 CENSUS DATA PRODUCTS CROSSWALK THAT ACTUALLY LETS YOU SEE WHAT THE TABLE SHELL IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT DATA WILL BE