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OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY.

FOR, UM, FOR COMING, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE, WE HAVE A QUORUM AND THAT'S, AND THAT'S IT.

WE UNFORTUNATELY ARE, UM, ARE MISSING SOME MEMBERS TONIGHT, SO I'M GLAD EVERYBODY SHOWED UP.

THAT'S GOOD NEWS.

OKAY.

SO I THINK WE COULD GO AHEAD

[CALL TO ORDER]

AND GET STARTED.

UM, SO THIS IS I'LL GO AHEAD AND TAKE AND TAKE ROLL.

THIS IS THE, UM, PARKS AND RECREATION, UM, BOARD MEETING.

IT IS TUESDAY, JUNE 22ND.

WE'RE MEETING VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE AT 5:35 PM.

AND I'LL GO AHEAD AND, UM, CALL RO, UH, VICE CHAIR, DEPALMA PRESENT BOARD MEMBER, RINALDI, PRESIDENT, UH, BOARD MEMBER, DICARLO, PRESIDENT BOARD MEMBER BERNARD PRESENT, OR MEMBER COTTON CIBO PRESENT.

OKAY.

SO I HAVE BOARD MEMBER AND BOARD MEMBER TAYLOR ARE NOT PRESENT AND WE HAVE THREE VACANT SEATS.

SO THAT IS IT.

YOU HAVE THAT SAMMY? YES, CHAIR.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

SO TONIGHT WE HAVE A PRETTY FULL AGENDA AND WE HAVE SOME PRETTY, UM, INTERESTING ITEMS ON OUR AGENDA.

AND WE, UM, ARE, ARE LUCKY TO HAVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN CARE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY AND COMPASSION, CARE AND CARE ABOUT OUR PARKS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP TO, UH, PART CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

AND I KNOW WE'RE ALL VERY GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

WE ARE ALWAYS WANT TO HEAR FROM OUR CITIZENS AND OUR, FROM OUR COMMUNITY, BUT WE DO HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME AT THIS MEETING.

WE ARE DOING IT, UM, VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE AND OUR TIME IS LIMITED.

SO

[CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

SINCE WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVE SIGNED UP ONGOING TO SUGGEST THAT WE CUT BACK ON THE, UM, AMOUNT OF TIME THAT WE ALLOW PEOPLE TO SPEAK AND HOPEFULLY PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO, UM, STILL GET THEIR MESSAGE ACROSS IF WE GIVE IT A 90 SECONDS INSTEAD OF THREE MINUTES.

SO, YES, REAL QUICK, IF YOU DON'T MIND, YOU COULD, COULD STAFF LET US KNOW WHAT OUR TIME CONSTRAINTS ARE TONIGHT IN THE AMOUNT OF SPEAKERS THAT WE HAVE SIGNED UP VERSUS SINCE COMMUNICATION.

ABSOLUTELY.

LOUIS OUR TIME LIMIT IS FOUR HOURS.

WE HAVE A HARD STOP AT 9:30 PM.

UM, WHILE I TRIED TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE WHOLE LIST, WE HAVE TWO GENERAL CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

WE HAD, UH, 32 SIGN UP FOR ITEM B3 AND WE HAD NINE FOR ITEM B SIX.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SO WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO IS HAVE THOSE WHO SIGNED UP FOR GENERAL CAN CITIZENS COMMUNICATION GET THEIR FULL THREE MINUTES, BUT I'D LIKE TO MOVE THAT WE, UM, LIMIT THE OTHER SPEAKERS TO A MINUTE AND A HALF.

SO, SO THAT WE WILL OTHERWISE, I THINK WE WILL TAKE UP A CHUNK OF OUR TIME ON CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

SO I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE THAT WE DO THAT.

CAN I GET A SECOND? I WOULD SECOND THAT, THANK YOU.

CAN WE VOTE ON THAT? EVERYBODY I'M IN FAVOR AND I CAN'T SEE EVERYBODY FOR SOME REASON.

SO IT'S THIS.

OKAY.

I SEE BOARD MEMBER RINALDI AND BOARD MEMBER BERNARD AND, AND VICE-CHAIR DIPLOMA, BUT I CAN'T SEE, UH, I CAN'T REMEMBER THE CARLO OR, UM, ANYWAYS, DO WE HAVE ANYBODY OPPOSED? OKAY.

SO I'M GONNA, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND, UM, DO THAT.

AND AGAIN, I APOLOGIZE THAT YOU DON'T GET YOUR FULL THREE MINUTES AND I, AND I WOULD ASK THAT YOU, UM, BUT WE DO WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

SO I'M GOING TO NOW TURN IT OVER TO, TO VICE-CHAIR DIPLOMA TO GO AHEAD AND LEAD CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE DIFFICULT WITHOUT A LIST IN FRONT OF ME.

UM, SO I DON'T KNOW THE FAMILY, BUT FOR PURPOSES OF B3 AND BENIGN, IF YOU WANTED TO EMAIL THAT TO ME, I DO HAVE THE PARKS BOARD EMAIL ADDRESS OPEN.

UM, OR IF THERE'S ANOTHER WAY, IF YOU JUST WANT TO HANDLE IT, UM, WHATEVER IS MOST EFFICIENT.

AND, AND SO GETTING READY FOR THAT IN THE MEANTIME, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND ADDRESS GENERAL CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

AND JUST FOR A REMINDER, UM, YOU HA YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES FOR THE GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS SINCE IT'S NOT A POSTED

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BOARD AGENDA.

UM, WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO LISTEN AND NOT ABLE TO RESPOND IF IT IS NOT YOUR MAIN TO THE POSTED AGENDA.

SO DON'T TAKE IT PERSONAL IF WE, IF WE DON'T GET ANY INSTANT FEEDBACK WITH THAT SAMMY, WHO IS THE FIRST PERSON WE HAVE FOR GENERALIST AS COMMUNICATION.

KEVIN, KEVIN, ARE YOU ON THE CALL? I AM.

YES.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE AT THREE MINUTES.

WE'LL START RIGHT NOW.

OKAY.

, I'M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE RUNNING CLUB, AND I WONDER TO PROVIDE A COUPLE OF UPDATES.

THERE'S A PRETTY BIG EXTRA, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S EFFECTIVE, I'M BEING HEARD.

WE COULD HEAR IT.

SO FIRST ON A GOOD NEWS FRONT ON WHAT TO DO ANNOUNCE WE LAUNCHED A MAJOR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE GREATER AUSTIN AREA.

BE PART OF OUR ONGOING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVE AT ARC.

WE'VE ALREADY HAD HAD A NUMBER OF KIDS DOWN AT THE BOATHOUSE, AND THEY HAD A FABULOUS TIME.

WE'RE GOING TO BE PROVIDING THREE WEEKS OF CAMPS AT NO COST, AND WE'LL ALSO BE EXPANDING OUR ROWING IN SCHOOLS EXPERIENCE PROGRAM, WHICH WE STARTED IN EAST AUSTIN TO THE MAIN CAMPUS OF BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB IN NORTH AUSTIN.

SO WE'RE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

ANOTHER NEW INITIATIVE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO KICK OFF BECAUSE OF BEING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS WONDERFUL NEW SPINAL CORD REHAB PROGRAM, HELPING THOSE INJURED, RESTORE THEIR HEALTH.

SO WE'RE GLAD TO BE ABLE TO GET OUTREACH GOING AGAIN.

UM, ON, UH, THE NEXT NOTE, I'LL TRY AND MOVE QUICKLY.

HERE IS CAT METRO, LOTS IN THE PRESS.

I KNOW, UH, PART LEADERSHIP HAS ALREADY REPORTED ON THIS.

UH, THE BLUE LINE IS GOING TO GO RIGHT THROUGH THE BOATHOUSE.

AND AS I'VE TALKED WITH KIMBERLY AND EXECUTIVES OF CAP, METRO, I VIEW A DISRUPTIVE EVENT AS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO REINVISION HOW WE CAN CONNECT TRANSPORTATION WITH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH.

AND GIVEN THE CITY'S COMMITMENT TO KEEP AIR C ON LADY BIRD LAKE, AND THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW, WITH THE BLUE LINE WORK, WE'LL HAVE TO RESTORE SOMETHING SOMEWHERE.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH PART LEADERSHIP IN THE CITY AND CAP METRO, UH, TO MAKE THAT A REALITY.

UH, THE LAST TOPIC IS THE RETRO BOAT INCIDENT.

UM, I'M SURE MANY OF YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THE MEDIA REGARDING THE INCIDENT.

FORTUNATELY, NO ONE WAS HURT.

UH, UNFORTUNATELY THERE'S A LOT OF MISINFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENTS GET INTO ALL THOSE FULL DETAILS, BUT I DO WANT TO COMMUNICATE THAT, UM, THE SITUATION COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE.

HAD IT NOT BEEN THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND TRAINING THAT WE HAVE AT THE BOATHOUSE THAT ENABLED A STAFF MEMBER TO GO AND SECURE THE SITUATION IN TIME FOR APD TO RESPOND AND RECOVER THE SITUATION FULLY.

UH, FRANKLY, THIS COULD HAVE HAPPENED WITH ANY TYPE OF WATERCRAFT, ANY TYPE OF PERSON ON THE LAKE.

UM, AND WE'RE VERY GLAD THAT WE APPRECIATE THAT SUPPORTIVE APD FIRE QUICKLY TO THAT WE'VE PROVIDED PART LEADERSHIP INFORMATION TO COMPLETE YOUR ASSESSMENT, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO RESUMING NORMAL OPERATIONS SOON.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. REYNA'S, UH, WHO IS OUR NEXT VACATION VICE CHAIR? THAT WOULD BE CONNOR.

KENNY CONNOR.

ARE YOU ON THE LINE? CONNOR KENNY? YES, I'M HERE.

CAN I, SHOULD I START? YES, SIR.

YOU HAD THREE MINUTES.

THAT'S A NICE TO HAVE.

THAT'S NOT A, SOMEBODY HAS A YES, PLEASE.

OKAY.

I THINK I'LL GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

IS THAT ALL RIGHT? YES.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS.

UH, MY NAME IS CONNOR KENNY WITH CIVILITY AND ENGINEERING AND PLANNING FIRM ARE HERE ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENTS FOR PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

UH, BOTH MY OWN HOME AND CIVILITY OFFICES ARE WINDSOR PARK.

AND THESE ARE OUR NEIGHBORS.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK WITH YOU ABOUT THE REDEVELOPMENT OF WINDSOR VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER, WHICH IS A 12.3 ACRE SITE IN THE HEART OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

I'M SPEAKING TO YOU, UH, DURING PUBLIC COMMENT BECAUSE YOUR AGENDA WAS FULL, BUT I HOPE TO BE BACK BEFORE YOU IN MORE DEPTH DURING EITHER THE REGULAR AUGUST OR A SPECIAL JULY MEETING ABOUT WINDSOR VILLAGE.

THE DEVELOPER AT WINDSOR VILLAGE TRANSWESTERN IS PLANNING A PHASED REDEVELOPMENT OF THE ENTIRE SITE, BUT CURRENTLY ONLY HAS SUBMITTED PLANS FOR ABOUT SIX ACRES OR HALF THE SITE.

THE DEVELOPER IS WITHDRAWING THE SUBDIVISION APPLICATION THAT WOULD HAVE SUBJECTED THE ENTIRE 12 ACRE SITE REVIEW FOR PARKLAND DEDICATION, WHICH IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT

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AS THE PARKLAND DEFICIENT AREA.

THE 15 YES, QUICK.

I HATE TO STOP YOU, BUT THERE'S SOME FOLKS WHO ARE ON THE CALL, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE MUTED OR STAFFED.

WE ARE, WE ARE HEARING DISRUPTION.

UM, AND IT'S NOT ME DISRUPTING.

RIGHT.

SO PLEASE, AND THEN IF WE CAN GO AHEAD AND ADD BACK TO THE TIME I JUST TOOK AWAY FROM THIS I POSITIVE OR WHOEVER THAT IS RIGHT THERE NEEDS TO BE MUTED.

THANK YOU.

SORRY ABOUT THAT, MR. MCKINNEY.

OKAY.

OKAY, WELL, I'LL GO AHEAD AND JUMP BACK IN.

SO WE HAVE THIS 12 ACRE SITE, UH, IF, UH, THE, THE SITE WAS SUBDIVIDED AS WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED, UH, THEY WOULD APPLY PARKLAND DEDICATION TO THE ENTIRE SITE.

INSTEAD, THE DEVELOPERS JUST FILED A SITE PLAN FOR ABOUT HALF THE SITE, WHICH HAS THE IMPACT OF GETTING AROUND THE 15% CAP, UH, FOR, UH, PARKLAND DEFICIENT AREAS.

THIS IS A PARKLAND DEFICIENT AREA.

UH, IT IS ALSO ADJACENT TO, UH, THE WINDSOR PARK LIBRARY.

SO, UH, WE BELIEVE THAT IT MEETS THE CITY CODE.

UH, AND WE HAVE SUBMITTED A REQUEST TO DIRECTOR MCNEELY TO INVOKE A SECTION 25 DASH ONE DASH 6 0 2 J OF THE DEDICATION ORDINANCE, UH, AND REQUEST THE PLANNING COMMISSION IN YOU AND THE PARKS BOARD PERMISSION TO DEDICATE LAND IN EXCESS OF 15% OF THAT.

JUST HALF THE SITE THAT IS PHASE ONE.

UM, THE DEVELOPER IS PLANNING ON, UH, ADDING ABOUT 405 HOMES JUST TO THIS HALF THE SITE.

UH, THE EVENTUAL DEVELOPMENT COULD SERVE 800 FAMILIES, UM, JUST FOR THE 400 FAMILIES, THE PARKLAND DEDICATION ORDINANCE CALLS FOR SIX AND A HALF ACRES OF PARKLAND.

THEY'RE CURRENTLY PROPOSING 1.25, WHICH HAS ONLY 10% OF THE PROPERTY.

UM, UH, SO WE HAVE FILED THIS REQUEST TO THE DIRECTOR, MCNEELY.

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR HER RECEPTION.

I'M SURE YOU'RE HEARING FROM SOME OF MY NEIGHBORS, UH, IN COMMUNICATION.

AND WE HOPE TO HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE PARK BOARD IN HELPING US GET THIS KIND OF CRITICAL LAST PIECE OF PARKLAND.

THAT IS PROBABLY THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO GET PARKLAND IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD BETWEEN MAYNARD AND CAMERON ROAD.

UH, SO THAT'S IT.

AND, UH, I'M SURE YOU'LL BE FALLING HEARING FROM MY NEIGHBORS.

AND I'LL BE FOLLOWING UP WITH, UH, WITH EACH OF YOU COMMISSIONERS, UH, WITH MORE INFORMATION ON THIS ISSUE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. KEN, RIGHT? SO THAT ENDS GENERAL CITIZENS COMMUNICATION CHAIR.

OKAY, COOL.

SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND FALL TO THE AGENDA AND JUST HAVE EVERYONE YOU'LL SPEAK FOR THE ITEM.

SO THE FIRST ONE, UM, WE HAVE APPROVAL OF MINUTES, TIM LEWIS.

YES.

MA'AM ALL CITIZEN COMMUNICATION IS TAKEN OUT THE START OF THE MEETING.

OKAY.

SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO IT IN FRONT OF THE ITEM THIS TIME.

NO, WE'RE DOING IT PER OUR NORMAL RULES.

OKAY.

OKAY.

IN THAT CASE, GO AHEAD.

VICE-CHAIR DIPLOMA.

OKAY.

GIVE ME ONE SECOND.

SO SAM, WERE YOU ABLE TO SEND ME THE LIST OF FOLKS? ARE YOU JUST GOING TO READ THEM OFF, SIR? I SENT IT TO YOU, BUT I'M HAPPY TO READ IT OFF AS WELL.

NO PROBLEM ON GO BACK INTO IT.

I THINK THAT WILL BE EASIER.

JUST GIVE ME ANOTHER MOMENT.

THERE WE GO.

OKAY.

YEAH, LET'S SAY IT MUST BE SOME LISTS BECAUSE IT IS TOOK A WHILE TO COME UP IN A DEAD HEAD.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE'RE GOING TO BE TAKING GENERAL, NOT GENERAL SAYS COMMUNICATION, BUT CITIZENS COMMUNICATION RELATING TO ITEMS, B3.

AND THEN B SIX, IF YOU ARE HOLDING ON THE PHONE RIGHT NOW, WAITING TO TALK, ASSUME THAT YOUR MICROPHONE IS NOT OFF AND THAT WE CAN HEAR YOUR CONVERSATION.

SO IN ORDER TO NOT BE DISRUPTIVE FOR THOSE WHO ARE PROVIDING INPUT INTO THESE AGENDA ITEMS, I'D ASK YOU TO BE QUIET UNTIL YOU WERE ACTUALLY CALLED WITH THAT AGENDA ITEM.

B3 IS PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A RECOMMENDATION TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION RELATED TO A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR THE SALE OF WINE AND BEER AT SILVER

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CAP.

BACK WITH THAT, WE ARE GOING TO START CITIZENS' COMMUNICATION WITH MR. MARK GENTLE.

SO GENTLE.

YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? OKAY.

I'M JUST DOING AN AUDIO CHECK.

YOU'RE GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR, UM, THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO YOU.

I HOPE YOU'RE ALL DOING WELL.

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I'VE SPOKEN IN THEIR NEW MEMBERS, JUST BY INTRODUCTION.

I'VE BEEN A REGULAR SWIMMER AT BARTON SPRINGS SINCE 1983.

I'M ASKING YOU TO PLEASE OPPOSE THIS PERMIT.

IT IS JUST GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION ON SO MANY LEVELS.

I'M SURE YOU'LL HEAR FROM OTHER PEOPLE THERE.

JUST A FEW THINGS I WANT TO POINT OUT.

YOU KNOW, WE DON'T HAVE THE CONTRACT TO LOOK AT.

IT WOULD BE, UM, IMPORTANT TO HAVE THAT IT WOULD ALSO BE IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE ACTUAL PROPOSER, UM, PROPOSAL MADE BY THIS, UH, PROPOSED VENDOR ON THE WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THIS PERMIT.

IT'S STATED THAT PART OF THE PROCESS IS A JUNE EIGHT PRESENTATION TO THE CONTRACTS AND CONCESSION COMMITTEE.

THAT MEETING, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, BASED ON THE PUBLIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE WAS CANCELED.

SO IT'S NOT CLEAR WHETHER THIS CONTRACT HAS ACTUALLY BEEN PRESENTED TO THE CONCESSION COMMITTEE OR IS IN EFFECT OR HAS BEEN SIGNED.

WE DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW THE STATUS OF THE UNDERLYING CONTRACT ON WHICH S WERE SPEAKING DURING THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS AND AGENDA.

NUMBER TWO, A QUESTION WAS ASKED, WILL THERE BE POSSIBILITIES TO SELL THROUGHOUT THE PARK? THE ANSWER WAS NO ANYTHING SOLD FROM THE BUILDING.

HOWEVER, A LOT OF SPEAKERS THAT UNFORTUNATELY YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

AND WE RECEIVED YOUR CORRESPONDENCE VIA EMAIL.

NEXT SPEAKER WE HAVE IS HEIDI ARMSTRONG.

QUIET, STRONG.

YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

ALL RIGHT.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

YES MA'AM.

OKAY.

MY NAME IS HEIDI ARMSTRONG.

I'M A BARTON SPRING SWIMMER, AND I WANT TO OPPOSE ALCOHOL SALES AT BARTON SPRINGS POOL.

ACCORDING TO THE CDC WEBSITE, 70% OF DROWNING DEATHS CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO ALCOHOL.

UH, THERE ARE SCIENTIFIC DATA THAT CONCLUDES THIS AS WELL.

I THINK THIS IS A GALACTICALLY BAD IDEA TO SELL ALCOHOL 90 FEET FROM A POOL ENTRANCE.

AND I ATTENDED THE MEETING LAST WEEK.

I ASKED HOW MUCH TIME THE TEAM SPENT REVIEWING THE SCIENTIFIC DATA ON HOW ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION CONTRIBUTES TO DROWNING.

AFTER SEVERAL PREGNANT PAUSES, THEY RESPONDED THAT THEY HAD SPENT NO TIME LOOKING INTO THAT.

SO THE CITY IS PROPOSING SELLING ALCOHOL 30 STEPS FROM THE ENTRANCE TO THE POOL, BUT THEY HAVEN'T LOOKED INTO THE DATA ON THE CORRELATION BETWEEN ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND DROWNING.

I THINK THIS IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND RECKLESS.

I ALSO ASKED, UH, WHAT, WHAT THE LIFEGUARDS THOUGHT OF THIS, UH, CONSIDERING THEY'RE GOING TO BE EFFECTIVELY MADE BOUNCERS.

AND, UH, AFTER ANOTHER PREGNANT PAUSE, UH, SOMEONE FROM THE CITY RESPONDED THAT THEY HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO THE LIFEGUARDS ABOUT IT.

UH, AND THEY SAID THAT THAT WAS CERTAINLY A CONSIDERATION.

SO PRIOR TO THIS MEETING, THE SIDNEY SAID HE HADN'T SPOKEN WITH THE VERY PEOPLE WHO WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF INTOXICATED PEOPLE ENTERING THE POOL.

THIS IS A HUGE POOL ON ANY GIVEN SUMMER MORNING.

I SEE ONE TO TWO RESCUES DURING MY SWIMS. DROWNINGS ARE FAST, THEY'RE SILENT.

I WAS ACTUALLY PART OF A DROWN, OH, UH, UH, UH, DROWNING.

UM, I WAS I AN A RESCUE MYSELF WHEN I WAS SWIMMING, I WAS PULLED UNDER WATER BY A SWIMMER AND HAD TO BRING HIS HEAD ABOVE WATER AND TRY TO NOT DROWN MYSELF.

AND, UH, THIS GUY HAD BEEN DRINKING, SO HE ALMOST CAUSED HIS OWN DROWNING AND MINE.

THE LAST DEATH AT BARTON SPRINGS POOL WAS ATTRIBUTED TO DROWNING.

THIS IS A HORRIFYING PROPOSAL.

IT ADDS BURDENS TO ALREADY OVERWORKED LIFEGUARDS.

I SPOKE WITH THE LIFEGUARDS.

THEY ARE NOT IN FAVOR OF IT.

UM, AS EXPRESSED BY THEIR FACIAL EXPRESSIONS.

I DON'T KNOW WHY THE CITY WOULD MAKE THE SUPPORT DECISION TO CREATE A BURDEN TO LIFEGUARDS.

AND, UH, THE CITY'S GOING TO PAY ATTENTION TO A TWITTER POLL FROM KTU OR SCIENTIFIC DATA ON HOW LIFEGUARDS FEEL ABOUT THE DECISION.

I DON'T THINK TWITTER POLLS ARE A BASIS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND SCIENTIFIC DATA.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SPEAKER IS SCOTT COBB.

MR. COBB, YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

YEAH.

MY NAME IS SCOTT.

I'M A LIFEGUARD

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FOR FOUR YEARS.

MOST IMPORTANT SPRINGS.

UH, UNDERSTAND THIS IS A SIX MONTH PERMANENT PROCESS IN AUGUST WITH THE DECISION ONE WAY OR THE OTHER TWO MONTHS AGO ON THE PREMISES INPUT FROM THE LIFEGUARDS.

YOU'RE BREAKING UP.

MR. COBB.

ALL RIGHT, MR. BOB, YOU HAVE YOU, YOU, YOU BROKING UP, BUT THE POINT WAS MADE, UH, THERE HAS BEEN NO SURVEY OF THE LIFEGUARDS AND, UM, WITH THAT RUNNING BLUE BAGS.

YEAH, YOU'RE STILL BREAKING UP.

SO NICK, CAN WE GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO JENNIFER RABINOW AND THEN ON TECH WOULD BE ALYSSA MAGNUM.

OKAY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? HI.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

YES.

HI.

UM, OKAY.

AS A NATIVE AUSTINITE AND BARTON SPRINGS, YEAR-ROUND SWIMMER, I REALLY WANT TO URGE YOU TO BE THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF SULFUR PARKS AND BARTON SPRINGS POOL.

UM, FOR GENERATIONS, THIS SPACE HAS BEEN A FAMILY FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT THAT FOSTERS A SENSE OF WELLBEING, SAFETY, JOY, AND GOOD HEALTH ATTRACTING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, BACKGROUNDS, CULTURES, AND RELIGIONS.

LATE FRIDAY NIGHT, I STARTED A PETITION ON CHANGE.ORG TO GAUGE OPPOSITION TO THE SURFING OF ALCOHOL AT THE CAFE USING ONLY FACEBOOK AND LESS THAN 72 HOURS, 156 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED THIS PETITION WITH PRIMARY CONCERNS AROUND SAFETY AND LIABILITY.

SO I WAS COMPROMISING THE SPIRIT AND VISION OF THE AREA.

ACCORDING TO RECENT GUIDANCE FROM THE CDC, ALCOHOL SHOULD NOT BE CONSUMED DURING OR JUST BEFORE SWIMMING OR WHILE SUPERVISING CHILDREN.

THEY GO ON TO SAY THAT ALCOHOL CAN REDUCE BODY TEMPERATURE AND THROUGH ITS EFFECTIVE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM CAN IMPAIR, UM, SWIMMING ABILITY IN THE CALL LAST WEEK.

UM, I DID BRING UP THIS POINT, ALCOHOL MAY UP THE CASH FOR THE CAFE AND PROVIDE ALCOHOL SALES REVENUE TO THE CITY, BUT NO COST ANALYSIS HAS YET BEEN PERFORMED TO SEE HOW MUCH WE'LL HAVE TO ESCAPE FOR ADDED SECURITY AND LIABILITY.

ALSO, DO WE REALLY NEED MORE PEOPLE DRINKING IN PUBLIC IN AUSTIN? IT'S EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND PUBLIC SPACES WHERE PEOPLE ARE NOT DRINKING.

THIS SPINNY IS ALWAYS CATERING TO ADULT PATRONS, BUT VERY FEW FAMILY SPACES ARE BEING PRESERVED.

SO WE FOSTER AN ENVIRONMENT TO PROTECT THAT.

DO WE REALLY NEED TO CHANGE THE HISTORY, CULTURE AND VIBE OF A PLACE THAT WORKS PERFECTLY BEAUTIFULLY WE'RE GENERATIONS AS TO HAVE SUCCESSFUL ENJOYMENT.

RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH SPEAKER.

AND SO OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS ALYSSA BACK ROOM, AND THEN AFTER WILL BE ELIZABETH WILLIAMS. MS. .

THEY CAN HEAR ME.

YES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UM, UH, GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS ALYSSA .

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT TO TIME AND SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.

I AM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE LOCAL WATER SAFETY AND DROWNING PREVENTION ORGANIZATION.

COLLINS HOPE I'M ALSO CO-CHAIR OF THE CENTRAL TEXAS DROWNING PREVENTION ACTION TEAM, VICE PRESIDENT OF ST.

KITTS, AUSTIN BOARD, AND A MEMBER OF STATE AND NATIONAL DROWNING PREVENTION ORGANIZATIONS AND BOARDS.

ALL OF THAT, TO SAY THAT I DO DROWNING PREVENTION 365 DAYS A YEAR, AND OFTEN WHAT FEELS LIKE 24 HOURS A DAY.

WE WORK AROUND THE CLOCK TO EDUCATE ADULTS AND CHILDREN ABOUT THINGS THEY CAN DO TO BE SAFER AROUND WATER.

ONE OF THOSE THINGS WE WORK REALLY HARD TO EDUCATE ABOUT IS THE SIMPLE FACT THAT NOT MIXING ALCOHOL WITH SWIMMING, HOT TEMPERATURES AND ADD IN COLD WATER, THIS PR PROPOSAL.

UM, I'VE OBVIOUSLY SPEAKING AGAINST, UM, THIS, THE PROPOSAL WOULD UNDO THE WORK THAT WE DO LITERALLY BY ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO CONSUME ALCOHOL, GO SWIM IN COLD WATER WHILE INTOXICATED IN SOME FASHIONABLE IT'S RISKY TO PROSUMERS AND MYSELF INCLUDED LIFEGUARDS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON.

I ALSO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THE ADDITIONAL BURDENS, WHICH WERE MENTIONED BEFORE, BUT PLACED ON OUR INCREDIBLE CITY, BOSTON AQUATIC TEAM OF GUARDS AND AQUATIC PROFESSIONALS.

UM, THEIR JOB IS TO SAFEGUARD THAT WATER.

IT IS NOT TO BE A BOUNCER OF SECURITY OR ANY TYPE OF, UM, DEALING WITH INTOXICATED PEOPLE.

I'VE TRAINED THOUSANDS OF LIFEGUARDS AND AQUATIC PROFESSIONALS, AND I'VE HEARD TESTIMONIES TALKING ABOUT THE INCREDIBLE STRESS AND CHALLENGES THEY ENCOUNTER WITH DEALING WITH SWIMMERS WHO ARE DRINKING ALCOHOL.

THEY'VE SHARED STORIES OF HAVING TO MOVE, TALK TO PEOPLE FROM THE FACILITY, AND I'VE HEARD THEM, UH, PEOPLE, LIFE CARDS, MAKING RESCUES, AND

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I OFFER MYSELF AS A RESOURCE MS. PADRON.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MS. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

AND THEN ON DECK IS, UH, MEGAN MEISENBACH, THEY'RE LIKE THE, HEAR ME? YES.

OKAY.

UM, I'M HERE IN OPPOSITION TO THE ITEM TO ADD ALCOHOL TO THE BARTON SPRING.

UM, I APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK THAT'S BEEN DONE, BUT AS SOMEBODY WHO HAS, UH, SIX FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE, UH, AN ARE CURRENTLY STRUGGLING WITH, UH, ALCOHOL ADDICTION, THE NAVY, UM, THE IDEA OF CHANGING A PLACE THAT HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN FOR MY FAMILY AND EXTENDED FAMILY, A PLACE OF FAMILY COMMUNION, WHERE THOSE PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH THEIR ALCOHOL ADDICTION AND THEIR SOBRIETY TO COME TO BE WITH THEIR FAMILY IN A SAFE SPACE.

UM, IT IS VERY CONCERNING, UH, TO CHANGE THE CULTURE AND IDENTITY OF A PLACE THAT HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN IN PLACE OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS TO BEING A PLACE WHERE THEY ARE, UH, TEMPTED WITH ALCOHOL AND POISON, UM, SOMETHING THAT, UM, CHANGES THE WAY THAT THEY INTERACT AROUND THEIR FAMILY AND REALLY NEGATIVE WAY AND CHANGES THE WAY THAT THEY INTERACT WITH THEIR CHILDREN IN REALLY NEGATIVE WAYS.

SOMETHING THAT THEY ARE ALREADY STRUGGLING WITH TAKING AWAY ONE OF THE LAST LOCATION, WHERE THEY ARE ABLE TO BE WITH THEIR FAMILY, UH, PROVIDED BY THE OFTEN IN A SAFE AND HEALTHY MANNER, UH, VERY, UH, CONCERNING, UM, AND DISAPPOINTING.

SO I'D LOVE, LOVE FOR THE BOARD TO OPPOSE THIS CLEARLY, UH, ILL THOUGHT OUT CONSIDERATE REGION.

THANKS.

Y'ALL THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE IT.

MISS MEGAN BUCK.

AND THEN AFTER, UH, MEGAN IS BRIAN BIRD, VICE CHAIR.

IF YOU'LL GIVE US A SECOND, MS. MEISENBACH, UH, ASKED THAT WE PUT UP SOME SLIDES FOR HER.

SO IF WE CAN JUST HAVE TWO SECONDS TO DO THAT.

YEP.

MS. MEISENBACH ARE YOU ON THE CALL, MEGAN? ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL KEEP THE SLIDES OPEN AND YOU GET THEM TO GET ON THE PHONE AND THEN WE'LL, WE'LL MOVE ON TO BRIAN RIGHT NOW.

SO, BRIAN, PERFECT.

HOW ARE YOU DOING FOR YOUR SERVICE? MY SLIDES ARE NOT TIMED TO MY, UM, SPEECH, SO YOU CAN JUST GO THROUGH THE SLIDES QUICKLY STAFF IF YOU'RE ABLE.

UM, SO I'M JUST WONDERING, IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO REZONE FOREVER HALF OF WHAT I CALL THE COURTYARD, WHICH IS IN BETWEEN WHERE THE PEOPLE WAIT TO GET INTO THE POOL AND THE CAFE IS REZONING THAT FOREVER A GOOD IDEA FOR $70,000 A YEAR.

MAYBE DO WE WANT TO KEEP THE ENTIRE GRAVEL COURTYARD TO PRESERVE IT AS A FREE AND OPEN POUND SQUARE FOR ITS OWN VALUE? THE CAFE HAD DISCRIMINATE.

I FEEL AGAINST SOME AUSTINITES WOULDN'T IT BY EXCLUDING THEM FROM THE SEATING AREA.

AND THERE'S A POOL VIEW, UH, ON SLIDE SIX THAT THEY WOULDN'T EVEN BE ABLE TO SEE ANYMORE BECAUSE THEY WOULD BE FENCED AWAY FROM IT.

DOES THE AVERAGE POOL PATIENTS PATRON AND RUN OR BENEFIT FROM OFFENSE, EXCLUDING THEM FROM HALF OF THE CAFE COURTYARD AND WILL THE PATRONS OF THE ZILKER TRAIN WHO USE THIS AS A PATHWAY TO GET THEIR BENEFIT FROM HAVING HALF OF THE AREA FENCED OFF.

IN OTHER WORDS, IS THIS A PROPOSED 6,500 SQUARE FEET RESERVED FOR CAFE PATRONS, MAKE IT EASIER TO GET THE TRAIN AND TO GET TO THE PLAY AREA.

SO THAT IS THE CRUX OF WHAT I HAVE TO SAY.

AND WHILE I WAS THERE ON SUNDAY, THERE WAS THE EMS AND THE FIRE TRUCKS TO HELP SOMEBODY.

AND IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A GOOD MIX.

AND I HOPE YOU'LL VOTE AGAINST THIS CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, MISS MEISENBACH.

SO THE NEXT WE HAVE BRIAN BRAZE AND THEN AFTER PETER HETTY.

SO MR. PEREZ, HI.

YEAH, I, ALL OF THE OPPOSITIONS THAT I'M HEARING ABOUT THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE POOL.

UM, BUT THIS IS, THIS IS ABOUT ZILKER PARK AS FAR AS, UM, AS FAR AS I KNOW, THE POOL IS, UM, FOOD AND BEVERAGE ACTUALLY

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AREN'T ALLOWED IN THE POOL.

UM, SO I, I'M NOT UNDERSTANDING WHY THERE'S SO MUCH OPPOSITION TO THIS.

EVERY TIME I'VE GONE TO BARTON BARTON SPRINGS POOL, I'VE SEEN PEOPLE IN THERE DRINKING.

SO WHETHER IT'S LEGAL OR ILLEGAL ALCOHOL IN THE POOL, I MEAN, THERE'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE ALCOHOL IN THE POOL.

UM, I THINK IT'S EASIER TO ACTUALLY REGULATE THIS.

IF, YOU KNOW, THERE'S, THERE'S A PLACE WHERE YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO GO AND BUY ALCOHOL.

UM, BUT THIS IS ACTUALLY ABOUT ZILKER PARK AND SELFISHLY, YOU KNOW, WE USE THE PARK THREE OR FOUR TIMES IN THE SUMMER AND IT WOULD BE NICE TO BE ABLE TO GO AND HAVE A BEER.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE DOWN THERE ARE GOING TO BE DRINKING RESPONSIBLY.

I THINK SO.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SIR.

MR. UH, UH, OUGHTA HETI IS NEXT.

AND THEN AFTER THAT IT LOOKS LIKE, UH, KALE STOOP.

SO MR. ED AHEAD, ARE YOU THERE BADGER HEADING? COULD YOU HEAR ME? YES, SIR.

COOL.

YEAH.

GREAT.

YOU HAVE THE SECOND ONE? YEP.

SO MY NAME'S PETER ADDA.

HETI, I'M A PROFESSOR AT ST.

EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY.

I HAVE FOR, UH, THE PERMIT.

UM, I'M GOING TO ECHO THE SAME SENTIMENTS AS THE PREVIOUS INDIVIDUAL IN THAT I THINK THEY'RE TWO SEPARATE ENTITIES THAT ARE GOING ON HERE, THIS POOL VERSUS THE PARK.

UM, I THINK THE OPPOSITION IS, UH, BLENDING THE TWO TOGETHER.

I THINK THERE'S TWO SEPARATE ISSUES.

EVERY TIME THAT I HAVE BEEN TO, UM, THE POOL, I HAVE A FAMILY OF THREE YOUNG CHILDREN.

UM, I THINK MOST PEOPLE ARE RESPONSIBLE AND THEY WOULD DRINK WITHIN THE PARK ALLOWED IN THE, UH, FLORAL AREA THAT SHOULD BE REGULAR FISH RELATED.

I CAN ALCOHOL AT THE CAFE.

YOU SH YOU SHOULD NOT BE, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO ENTER WITH THAT, UM, IN YOUR HAND.

AND, UM, THE REGULATIONS WOULD BE SUCH THAT THE VENDOR WHO IS OPERATING SO FOR A CAFE WOULD BE, UH, MONITORING THE AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL THAT IS BEING CONSUMED BY WHOEVER IS CONSUMED VERSUS PURCHASING IT.

SO I FEEL LIKE, UM, THOSE ARE TWO VERY SEPARATE ENTITIES AND I, AS A FAMILY MAN WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A BEER AND I'M RESPONSIBLE ABOUT IT.

SO, UM, FOR THE, UM, CONSUMPTION FOR THE PERMIT PROCESS TO GO THROUGH.

GREAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, MR. STOOP, KALE, STEVE, AND THEN ON, AFTER, UH, STUPID AS PATRICK LIFE.

YEAH, GOOD EVENING.

UM, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH Y'ALL, UH, TODAY.

UM, YOU KNOW, MY NAME IS KALE STUBBY, AND I'M SPEAKING FOR THE PROPOSAL.

UM, LIKE OTHERS HAD MENTIONED, YOU KNOW, ONE ITEM THAT I WANTED TO NOTE THAT THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR US HERE, UH, ZILKER PARK AND NOT FOR BARTON SPRINGS POOL, UH, AS FOOD AND BEVERAGE IN THAT AREA IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE POOL.

UM, ALSO, UH, AS OTHERS HAD MENTIONED, UH, ALCOHOL IS ALREADY, UM, PRETTY PRESENT, UH, UNTIL KURT POLAR, BOTH LEGALLY AND ILLEGALLY.

UM, AS MANY KNOW THERE'S A NUMBER OF CONTENT SERIES THAT COME THROUGH ZILKER PARK, YOU KNOW, GET ACL BLUES ON THE GREEN, UH, ALONG WITH OTHER EVENTS.

UH, AND THEN AS WE'VE ALL SEEN, YOU KNOW, THERE'S, UH, ALCOHOL THAT'S ILLEGALLY AND STUFFER PARK, UM, AND EVEN DOWN BY THE POOL AREA.

UM, SO LIFEGUARDS, YOU KNOW, HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS ISSUE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

UM, AND THE OTHER THING IS THAT WHEN YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT, UM, YOU KNOW, MAYBE ALCOHOL BEING SOLD NEXT TO A POOL, YOU KNOW, THINK ABOUT HOW MANY HOTELS ARE IN AUSTIN AND HOW MANY OF THESE HOTELS HAVE POOLS IN THEM.

AND THEY ACTUALLY SELL ALCOHOL AT THOSE POOLS.

UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK MOST OF OUR RESIDENTS IN THE AUSTIN AREA ARE VERY RESPONSIBLE, UM, AND ARE GOING TO BE RESPONSIBLE DOWN IN THAT AREA WHILE DRINKING ALCOHOL, UM, AND, AND NOT BINGE DRINKING.

UH, AND THAT'S WHAT, YOU KNOW, SINCE, SINCE YOU'RE GONNA HAVE THE ABILITY TO, YOU KNOW, MONITOR, YOU KNOW, HOW MUCH, YOU KNOW, INDIVIDUALS ARE DRINKING, UH, THIS WILL HELP LIMIT THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR, YOU KNOW, BINGE DRINKING, BECAUSE IF THEY DON'T, UM, YOU KNOW, MONITOR HOW MUCH EACH CUSTOMER IS DRINKING, UM, THEN THERE'S HEAVY FINES THAT COME ALONG WITH IT.

SO, LIKE I MENTIONED, I START, I'M DEFINITELY FOR THIS, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF POOLS THAT SELL ALCOHOL.

UM, AND AGAIN, THIS IS REALLY NOT ABOUT THE POOL.

IT'S MORE ABOUT, UH, ALCOHOL BEING SOLD AT FILTER PARK, WHICH IS ALREADY BEING DONE TODAY.

SO APPRECIATE IT.

UH, THE NEXT SPEAKER IS, WILL, UH, YANKEES AND THEN AFTER, UH, IS GOING TO BE DAN UPDIKE.

THIS IS PATRICK LEE.

I THINK I WAS PREVIOUSLY NEXT.

I'M SORRY.

I'M LOSING TRACK.

NO, YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY NEXT TO SORRY

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ABOUT THAT, SIR.

YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

OKAY, THANKS.

UM, SO I'M SPEAKING IN FOR OF THIS PROPOSAL.

UM, I AGREE TWO SEPARATE ISSUES PARK VERSUS POOL, BUT I'D LIKE TO SPEAK FROM THE STANDPOINT OF, UM, I WAS A COMPETITIVE SWIMMER FOR 20 YEARS.

I WAS A LIFEGUARD FOR SIX, UM, BOTH AT PRIVATE AND PUBLIC POOLS THAT SERVED ALCOHOL AND MANY TIMES OVERSERVED ALCOHOL.

UM, NEVER DID IT RESULT IN A ALTERCATION DROWNING OR DID IT PLACE GREATER LIABILITY ON ME TO BE ABLE TO PERFORM MY DUTIES AND IN THAT ROLE, UM, OFTENTIMES IT WAS DEALING WITH TEENAGERS WHO WERE DRINKING ALREADY ILLEGALLY.

UM, WE KNOW THAT HAPPENS CURRENTLY AT BARTON SPRINGS.

UH, I'M A FREQUENT VISITOR AS WELL AS SWIMMER THERE.

UM, AND, UM, WOULD RATHER SEE IT PROVIDED ON A REGULATED BASIS.

UM, DAN SEE IT CONTINUE TO, UH, CONTINUE ON AN UNREGULATED BASIS FURTHER.

THE VENDOR OF THIS PROPOSED PARKSIDE PROJECTS, UM, HAS PROBABLY SOME OF THE BEST EXPERIENCE IN THE CITY FROM, UH, A HOSPITALITY GROUP AND THAT ONE OF THEIR BEST RESTAURANTS IS IN THE HEART OF THE SIXTH STREET DISTRICT.

UM, THEY KNOW MORE THAN ANYBODY, HOW TO DEAL WITH BOTH RESPONSIBLE AND IRRESPONSIBLE, UH, DRINKING ON THEIR ESTABLISHMENTS.

UM, SO I HAVE GOOD FAITH IN BOTH THE OPERATOR AS WELL AS ON MY PAST EXPERIENCE, UM, JUST IN THE AREA AROUND POOLS AND DRINKING, UM, AND FULLY SUPPORT.

THANK YOU.

AND THEN OUR NEXT SPEAKER, I APOLOGIZE FOR THE PRINTER IN THE BACKGROUND.

SO I'M PUTTING THIS LIST OFF IS, UH, WELL, YANKEES.

HI EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

UH, I AM AT FOUR, UH, AT FAVOR AT THE PROPOSAL.

I AGREE THAT, UH, IT SEEMS THE AGAINST ARE VERY FOCUSED ON THE POOL.

UH, THE POOL IS SEPARATE FROM SOUTH PARK.

UH, I'VE BEEN A RESIDENT OF AUSTIN FOR 15 YEARS AND WE HAVE ENJOYED THE PARK.

UM, AND AS A FORMER LIFE PART AS WELL, UH, HAVE, YOU KNOW, AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHAT YOU HAVE IS A VERY SEASONED OPERATOR, UH, AND VENDOR WHO WILL CREATE A RESPONSIBLE, UH, ENVIRONMENT FOR PEOPLE TO ENJOY THE PARK, UM, AND SEPARATE FROM THE POOL.

AGAIN, AS MANY PEOPLE HAVE STATED, UH, FOOD AND BEVERAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED, THERE ARE, PEOPLE'S THINK TO MEN.

UM, I THINK THIS WILL GIVE PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THEMSELVES WITHOUT FEELING THE NEED TO BRING ALCOHOL ONTO THE PARK.

AND, UH, SO I MEAN, AT THE END OF THE DAY, I FEEL THAT THE PARK IS SEPARATE FROM THE POOL.

IT'D BE NICE TO ENJOY IT, HAVE LUNCH, DINNER, AND A BEVERAGE.

UH, AND I DON'T FEEL THAT THEY NEGATIVES OUTWEIGH THE POSITIVES IN THIS CASE.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

NEXT IS MR. DAN UPDIKE FOLLOWED BY MS. ANGELA, VICTOR.

HELLO, THIS IS DAN.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY? YES, SIR.

YEAH, 90 SECONDS.

UH, I'M UH, OPPOSED TO THIS PROPOSAL, I AGREE THAT THE PARK IS SEPARATE FROM THE POOL BY, UH, AS A PREVIOUS COMMENT OR MENTIONED EXACTLY 90 FEET.

IT'S NOT A LOT OF DISTANCE.

UH, I'VE GOT A LOT OF CONCERNS ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL.

MOST OF MY COMMENTS ARE GOING TO HIGHLIGHT JUST JUST ONE AREA TONIGHT.

I'VE APPRECIATED THE OTHER COMMENTS.

UH, WE'VE BEEN TOLD THAT THERE WILL BE A RULE THAT THE ALCOHOL WILL STAY INSIDE A DESIGNATED AREA.

UM, HOWEVER, WE KNOW THAT THERE'S A LOT OF RULES AT ZILKER PARK THAT ARE ROUTINELY IGNORED, LIKE, LIKE DOGS ON LEASHES.

UH, WE, WE'VE ALL SEEN THAT.

WE HEARD AT THE PARK COMMUNITY MEETING LAST WEEK THAT THE VENDOR HAS PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO ENFORCE THIS ALCOHOL STAYING WITHIN THE DESIGNATED AREA.

AND SO WHAT I'D LIKE TO KNOW IS HOW'S THE VENDOR GOING TO ENFORCE THAT RULE? AND IF THE VENDOR DOESN'T ENFORCE THE RULE, WHAT'S THE PENALTY AGAINST THE VENDOR.

I'D APPRECIATE THE CITY STAFF ANSWERING THIS QUESTION.

WE ALL KNOW WHEN THERE ARE RULES WITH NO PENALTIES, THEN THOSE RULES DON'T MEAN ANYTHING.

AND SO IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE RULES ARE AND WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES ARE, UH, SO THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH A COMMON UNDERSTANDING, UH, SEVERAL OF THE COMMENTERS TONIGHT APPEAR TO KNOW THE VENDOR.

I DON'T, I, I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE VENDOR AND I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST THE VENDOR, A VENDOR.

I, I ASSUME YOU'RE LISTENING.

I HOPE YOU MAKE A LOT OF MONEY SELLING FOOD.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, SIR.

NEXT SPEAKER IS MS. ANGELA RICHTER FOLLOWED BY GEORGE CANARD.

MS. RICHTER CHAIR.

I DID NOT SEE THAT NUMBER ON THE LINE RIGHT NOW.

OKAY.

AND SO AS WE, UH, WAIT FOR, UH, MRS. RICHTER TO, TO GET ON THE PHONE, WE'LL MOVE ON TO MR. GEORGE CANARD

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FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOL AT ZILKER PARK CAFE YOU'VE EVER BEEN TO A PARK SIDE PROJECT, RAN RESTAURANT IS RUN TOP-NOTCH, THERE'LL BE DEFINITELY, YOU KNOW, IN CHARGE OF MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE CHECKING THINGS OUT.

I MEAN, I JUST THINK THAT WE'RE REALLY ROBYN, THE CITY HAVE A GOOD EXPERIENCE WHEN THEY GO DOWN TO THAT PART.

SO I AM FOR THE SOUL OF A ALCOHOLIC ZILKER CAFE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SIR.

UH, DO WE HAVE MS. MRS. RICHTER ON THE PHONE YET? I CAN DOUBLE CHECK HERE, BUT I STILL DON'T SEE THAT NUMBER ON THE LINE.

OKAY.

YOU WANT TO GIVE ME THREE SECONDS TO CONFIRM I CAN, BUT I STILL DON'T SEE IT.

OKAY.

UM, I'M GONNA CALL THE NEXT THREE UP JUST SO YOU'RE AWARE THAT WE'LL BE, UH, JULIE MAY FOLLOWED BY ERIC BRAMLETT AND THEN DAVID MAY MS. MAY YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS CHAIR? JULIE MAY AS I'M MUTED, RIGHT? MS. MA YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

GO AHEAD AHEAD.

AND WE'LL COME BACK TO MS. MAY AND MR. BRAMLETT, ARE YOU THERE? UH, THE PLANNER? YES.

SURE.

SO I GOT A MESSAGE THAT SCOTT CUB DIDN'T GET HIS FULL 90 SECONDS BECAUSE OF COMPLICATIONS IF HE COULD.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

SO IS MR. COBB BACK ON THE PHONE? OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

I'LL MAKE A NOTE.

WE'LL CIRCLE BACK TOWARDS THE END AND CAPTURE.

WHOEVER ELSE HAD SIGNED UP HAS NOT GONE.

WE HAVE NOT, THEY'VE NOT BEEN PRESENT.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO MR. DAVID.

MAY MR. MAYOR, ARE YOU THERE? YES, I'M HERE, RIGHT? YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

THANK YOU.

YEAH, I'M FOR THE CONDITIONAL USE FOR THE SALE OF A BEER AND WINE IT'S OKA PARK CAFE.

UH, I'VE LIVED IN AUSTIN FOR 29 YEARS AND RAISED THREE KIDS HERE.

UM, WE ALL ENJOY ZILKER PARK, BARTON SPRINGS, THE GREENBELT.

I MEAN, WE PLAYED FRISBEE GOLFER HAS A LOT TO DO.

WE'VE BEEN TO THE KITE FESTIVAL, YOU KNOW, ALL THE, ALL THE FESTIVALS AND, UH, GO THERE QUITE OFTEN.

AND, UH, I DON'T SEE THE PROBLEM WITH HAVING A CAFE WITH ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES THERE THAT HAVE GREAT AMOUNT OF ME AMENITIES FOR THE PARK, UM, FOR THE PROPOSAL.

RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

AND NOW MOVING ON TO CHRIS MARTINEZ, ALAN AND THEN CRAIG NAYS, OR SO, UH, MR. MARTINEZ, ARE YOU THERE? I MOVED TO AUSTIN IN 1981, AND I'VE BEEN VISITING THE ZILKER PARK FOR MANY YEARS, UM, AS WITH FAMILY AND WITH FRIENDS.

AND IT WOULD BE AN, A TREMENDOUS, TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR AUSTIN TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY, TO HAVE A GLASS OF WINE, A GLASS OF BEER.

WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT HARD LIQUOR, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT BEER OR WINE, AND AS THESE VENDORS, AND I'M SURE THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO, THEY'RE GONNA HAVE TO HAVE STAFF THAT HAS BEEN CERTIFIED BY THE TABC.

AND SO THEREFORE THEY WILL HAVE RULES THAT THEY HAVE TO FOLLOW.

AND NOT ONLY THAT PEOPLE DRINK RESPONSIBLY IN AUSTIN, IF YOU LOOK AT THE DEATHS THAT HAVE BEEN IN AUSTIN COMPARED TO OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY OF THE UNITED STATES, WE'RE LIKE NUMBER 50, ACCORDING TO 2019.

SO IT'S ALREADY HAPPENING.

YOU KNOW, THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO THIS RESPONSIBLY AND LEGALLY, BECAUSE IT'S ALREADY BEEN GOING ON, WHETHER IT'S BEEN INSIDE THE POOL OR ON THE GROUND, YOU KNOW, CONSIDERING ALL THE FESTIVALS THAT GO ON AT ZILKER PARK IT'S HAPPENING ALREADY.

IT'S JUST, IT WOULD BE NICE TO ENJOY A BEVERAGE, YOU KNOW, WITH MY FAMILY, WITH MY BROTHER, WITH MY DAD.

SO YES, I AM IN FAVOR OF AUSTIN STOKER PARK, HAVING A BEER AND WINE BEVERAGE BEING SOLD.

THANK YOU, SIR.

MR. , ARE YOU THERE? OKAY.

WE'LL CIRCLE BACK AROUND TO MR. PETTA.

MR. NASER, ARE YOU THERE?

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OKAY.

THE NECK AND THE CIRCLE BACK TO MR. NAZER.

THE NEXT THREE NAMES WAS SHAWN.

UH, KIRKSVILLE.

TRENT IS JONES AND THEN DIRECTED GARRETT, MR. UH, SEAN KIRKVILLE.

ARE YOU THERE MR. TRENTON JONES? ARE YOU THERE CHAMPION, GIVE ME ONE MINUTE TO FIND THIS NUMBER I'M YOU DID.

UH, UH, AND THEN WE CAN HAVE THEM SPEAK IF THAT'S OKAY.

OKAY.

CAN YOU TELL ME WHO, UH, WHICH NUMBER AND I WILL, I CAN GO BACK.

I HAVE SEAN, UH, CIRCLE.

NO, SIR.

PERFECT.

ALL RIGHT, MR. CIRCLE, YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

YES.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS SEAN AND I'M THE CHEF OWNER OF PARKSIDE ALL LIVE IN JUNE, UH, THE BACKSPACE 800 CONGRESS.

AND WE ARE, UH, AS WELL AS HUTTO HERE IN TOWN, OUR JUICE BAR, AND WE ARE A PARTNER AT SPRING-FED AND WE ARE SUPER EXCITED, UH, TO BRING THIS TO ZILKER PARK.

UM, MY FAMILY HAS BEEN IN AUSTIN AND IN BUSINESS SINCE THE FORTIES, UM, MY GRANDFATHER STARTED ON AIRPORT BOULEVARD, MOMS, BUSINESS WOMEN HERE IN TOWN.

AND THEN OF COURSE, I'M IN A RESTAURANT AND I'M VERY EXCITED TO SHARE THIS GIFT, UM, WHICH IS A HEALTHY FOOD, A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT, UH, WITH THE CITY THAT, AND THE PARTS THAT I'VE GROWN UP WITH FOR IT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

GREAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, MR. TRAVIS JONES, ARE YOU THERE? HANG ON ONE SECOND.

CHAIR, VICE CHAIR.

THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

EXCUSE ME.

AND THEN AFTER CONFIRMATION ON MS. JONES, WE'LL HAVE RICK GARRETT, LAUREN STEVENSON IN BRIAN BERGER FOR GIAN, UH, MR. TRANS JONES.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

SO YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

MY NAME IS TRISH JONES.

I'M BORN AND RAISED, UM, UH, IN AUSTIN.

I, WITH OVER A DECADE OF MY LIFE, UH, BEING SPENT IN THE BARTON HILLS, UH, ZILKER COMMUNITY, I'M HERE TO VOICE MY SUPPORT FOR THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR THE SALE OF WINE AND AT ZILBER CAFE.

UM, I FIND IT IRONIC THAT SOME IN OPPOSITION TO THIS MEASURE APPEAR TO BE DRUNK OFF SOME SCARE TACTICS.

UM, FIRST OFF, I THINK WE'RE, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ZILKER CAFE, NOT THE POOL.

UM, SECONDLY, UM, NO ONE IN MY OPINION IS GOING TO SHOW UP TO ZILKER PARK TO OCCUPY PARKING SPACES.

UM, JUST BECAUSE BEER AND WINE IS, IS GOING TO BE SERVED THERE THAT DOESN'T REALLY VIBE WITH REALITY.

UH, THERE ARE HUNDREDS, IF NOT THOUSANDS OF FAMILY-FRIENDLY LOCATIONS IN AUSTIN THAT HAVE ALREADY, UH, ALREADY OFFERED ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AS THAT OPTION WITHOUT A PROBLEM.

UM, ADDITIONALLY, THAT THOSE SEEKING TO OVER-SERVE THEMSELVES ARE ALREADY ILLEGALLY BRINGING IN HEAVILY MIXED DRINKS TO ACCOMPLISH THAT GOAL, BUT ALLOWING MY WIFE AND I TO HAVE A GLASS OF WINE WHILE WE WATCHED HER A LITTLE GIRL PLAY ZILKER, UM, WOULD ADD TO THE EXPERIENCE, UM, IN, IN CONCLUSION, UH, CHANGE HAPPENS IN MY OPINION, IT'S BEST TO EMBRACE IT AND AN APPROACH THAT ALLOWS WELL-NEEDED FUNDING FOR THE CITY TO BE GENERATED AND CREATE SOME TABC STRUCTURE, UH, TO ENFORCE, UH, THE SAFE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IS A GOOD IDEA.

UM, ON TOP OF THAT, I THINK THAT, UM, HAVING A MINORITY ON MINORITY OWNED BUSINESS, RUNNING THIS, UM, RUNNING THIS BUSINESS, RUNNING THIS, THIS, UM, SPACE, UM, IS A BENEFIT TO A CITY THAT IS ALREADY STRUGGLING WITH LEVELS OF GENTRIFICATION.

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

AND I APPRECIATE YOUR ATTENTION.

THANK YOU.

AND WE ARE A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT WE'RE GOING TO MOVE BACK.

UH, MR. GRAMLIN IS ON THE PHONE AND SO IS MR. AND THEN AT THE QUICK MESSAGE TO MR. COBB, UM, CALL BACK IN OR REACHING TO SAMMY AND SHE'LL GET YOU CONNECTED ON THE LINE.

SO WITH THAT, UH, MR. BRAMLETT, ARE YOU THERE? GIVE ME A SECOND VICE CHAIR.

YEP.

THAT SHOULD BE 2 8, 9 NUMBER ERICA, IF I STARTED.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

YES, WE CAN.

AND YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO YEAH, I'M HERE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR ZILKER CAFE I IN AGREEMENT WITH, WITH EVERYBODY ELSE WHO HAS POINTED OUT THAT, UH, FOLKS ARE CONFUSING, UH, THE POOL WITH, UH, WITH THE PARK AND THERE ARE ALREADY MANY, MANY LEGAL AVENUES THAT THEY'RE ALLOWED TO, UH, SERVE ALCOHOL AT PARK

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RESPONSIBLY.

UM, THERE'S A GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL LOOK LIKE.

A BRIT POOL BURGER AND D BETTY, UH, NO INCIDENTS OVER THERE WHATSOEVER.

UH, I'M PERSONALLY VERY EXCITED TO HAVE A VERY HIGH QUALITY RESTAURANT AND HIGH QUALITY FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVED AT AT SOAKER.

I'M VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING MY SEVEN YEAR OLD AND MY WIFE DOWN THERE TO GET SOME FOOD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. , ARE YOU THERE SECOND? THANK YOU.

THAT'D BE A 6 8 2, ALAN.

YOU AND I WERE EMAILING.

ARE YOU ON THE LINE? HELLO? GREAT.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

MY NAME IS ANTHONY SIGORA S E G U R A.

OKAY.

OH, WE'RE LOOKING FOR ALAN'S STEP HAT.

I'M HERE.

AM I HAVE I BEEN A MUTED? I KNOW I WAS MUTED FOR AWHILE.

YES YOU'RE UN-MUTED SIR.

I APOLOGIZE FOR THE WAY YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS STARTING NOW.

OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SO I'M A NEW AUSTIN RESIDENT.

I'VE BEEN HERE ABOUT FOUR YEARS WITH MY WIFE AND WE HAVE TWO SMALL CHILDREN AND, YOU KNOW, WE ACTUALLY HAD OUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS AT ZILKER PARK, AND THERE'S PLENTY OF PEOPLE HAVE SAID THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, WE ARE IN FAVOR OF THE, UH, OF THE, OF THE PERMIT, BECAUSE AGAIN, WE'VE SEEN PEOPLE BRING IN THEIR OWN DRINKS, BROWN BAG OF IT ALL THE TIME.

UM, IT'D BE NICE TO GO TO A PLACE WHERE IT IS REGULATED.

YOU KNOW, WE RECENTLY WENT TO THE SOCCER TEAM GAME AT Q2 STADIUM.

YOU KNOW, IT IS REGULATED THERE.

YOU CAN PURCHASE MORE THAN TWO DRINKS AT A TIME.

SO WHEN YOU HAVE THOSE SORTS OF RULES AND REGULATIONS IN PLACE, IT DOES MAKE IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR SOME OF THESE ACCIDENTS OR, UM, SOME OF THESE CONCERNS THAT SOME OF THE PEOPLE HAVE.

UM, I REALLY THINK THAT THIS IS A GOOD THING TO DO, UM, TO, TO GIVE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE BEER AND WINE.

AND AGAIN, WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT HARD HEARTBREAKER, JACK DANIELS AND VODKA AND, AND LOADING UP A BIG, A YETI, A THERMAL CUP, WENT WITH US AND THEN GO INTO TOWN, YOU KNOW, BEER WINES, VERY RELAXING.

THEY CAN HAVE IT WITH A SANDWICH WITH IT, WITH A SLICE OF PIZZA.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT REALLY ISN'T GOING TO AFFECT, UM, ANY SORT OF CRIME WHATSOEVER.

SO AGAIN, TO REITERATE, I AM IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL AND WHAT THEY'RE DOING, UH, PARTS OF THEIR PROJECTS.

THANK YOU, SIR.

ALL RIGHT, MI CHUCK IS MR. NASER ON THE PHONE? YES, I'M HERE.

HELLO? OH, GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. UH, MR. NASER, YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

OKAY.

UH, MY NAME IS KURT NASER AND I'M A MEMBER OF THE HOS THE SIERRA CLUB.

AND RECENTLY THE OFFICE HERE AT CLUB.

WE HAD A LONG DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS ISSUE, AND WE HAVE VOTED AGAINST, UM, ALLOWING ALCOHOL SALES THAT CLOSE TO BARTON SPRINGS POOL IN ZILKER PARK.

THE POINT IS WE DO LOTS OF OUTINGS AND WE HAVE ALL AUDI LEADERS ARE TRAINED AND STAYED.

THERE WAS NOT OUTGOING LEADER.

AND IN OUR WHOLE GROUP THAT WOULD ALLOW PEOPLE TO GO OUT AND OUTING DRINKING.

AFTER WE'RE FINISHED PEOPLE GO AND THEY DRANK.

THEY MAY GO OUT AND HAVE A DRINK AND DRINK RESPONSIBILITY AT PLACES THAT ARE, THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY SET UP FOR SERVING DRINKS, WITH EXPERIENCE ABOUT DEALING WITH THE OCCASIONAL PERSON THAT MIGHT DRANK TOO MUCH.

THE OTHER THING I WANT TO SAY IS I COME FROM A FAMILY OF ALCOHOL AND I'M NOT AN ALCOHOLIC, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF ALCOHOLICS OUT THERE.

AND, UH, IT CREATES, UH, A DIFFERENT KIND OF EXPERIENCE IN YOUR LIFE.

AND YOU DON'T WANT TO THINK OF GOING TO A PARK.

I THINK GOING TO RELAX.

I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A GOOD TIME WETTING MY GUARD DOWN.

AND THEN WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE WALKING AROUND WHO ARE DRUNK AT THAT, THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE ACTING BADLY.

THEY'RE JUST HAVE TO BE ACTING TRUMP.

YOU KNOW, ALL YOUR LITTLE FEELERS, GO UP.

YOU'RE SAYING, WHAT'S THIS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN RIGHT NOW.

WE HAVE PLENTY OF PLACES SELL ALCOHOL DOWN THE STREET.

IF YOU WANT TO GO SWIMMING, YOU WANT TO GO TO THE PARK, HAVE A GOOD TIME.

JUST GO DOWN THE STREET AND, AND DRANK AT THESE PLACES FOR YOUR TIME.

VERY MUCH I'M GOING TO CIRCLE BACK AROUND IS, IS MR. COVID TO MAKE IT ON SCOTT COB.

THAT WOULD BE A FIVE, FIVE TO NUMBER.

HOW ABOUT THIS IS THE ANGELA RICHTER? THAT'S A 2, 5, 4.

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OKAY.

MR. COBB, I BELIEVE IS ON THE LINE.

ARE YOU THERE, SIR? I AM.

ARE YOU ON THE LINE? YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

YOU'RE NOT BREAKING UP.

IS IT MY TURN? YES, YES, YES, SIR.

GO AHEAD.

AND IN YOUR, WHERE YOU HAVE A GOOD CONNECTION.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ANYHOW.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS SAYING.

I WORKED AS A LIFEGUARD CURRENTLY AT BARTON SPRINGS, AND A LOT OF US WERE SURPRISED TO HEAR ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL BECAUSE ONE OF OUR MAIN DUTIES KIND OF A DISTRACTION FROM OUR LIFESAVING DUTIES IS TO ENFORCE THE RULES AGAINST HAVING ALCOHOL AT THE POOL.

UH, ALCOHOL IS METALED OUT OF THE POOL BECAUSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN DRINKING POSED A SAFETY RISK TO THEMSELVES, I GRABBED THE PATRONS AS WELL AS THE LIGHT GUARDS.

UM, YOU BEGIN SO NORMAL WHOLE AT THE CAFES.

SOME OF THAT ALCOHOL IS GOING TO END UP INSIDE THE GATES OF THE POOL, BECAUSE IT WILL BE INSIDE PEOPLE'S BELLIES WHEN THEY ENTER YOU ALREADY, OBVIOUSLY CORRECT PEOPLE COME INSIDE.

BUT, UH, SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN DRINKING OR NOT OBVIOUSLY TRAPPED, BUT STILL THEY'RE THE PRIORITY OF LIFE CARDS IS FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF EVERYONE AT THE POOL, BOTH PATRONS AND EMPLOYEES.

WE CURRENTLY CATCH A LOT OF PEOPLE WITHOUT A LOT OF THE POLE AND SELLING IT OUTSIDE RIGHT OUTSIDE THE GATE, SINCE THE CONTRADICTION AND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE BY HAVING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL TRY TO HIDE THEIR, THEIR ALCOHOL UNDER TOWELS AND BLANKETS AND STUFF.

SOMEONE WILL, WILL LIE TO YOU WHEN THEY'RE, WHEN YOU ASK THEM IF THEY'RE DRINKING ALCOHOL.

UM, SO I THINK THAT DRINKING AT SILKWOOD PARK AND THE POOL, CINDY IS ALREADY A MAJOR PROBLEM, AND IT WILL JUST GET WORSE IF YOU START SELLING IT AT THE CAFE.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, MR. COOK, MR. COP, WE APPRECIATE IT.

WE'RE GLAD YOU WERE ABLE TO COME BACK ON AND JOIN US.

UM, ABOUT MS. IS MR. ON THE PHONE.

IT'S A SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE.

OKAY.

YOU CAN SEE, WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE ALL YOUR VOICES ARE BEING HEARD.

IT'S DIFFICULT TO CONNECT.

DID WE OKAY THEN THAT I MAY, I MAY HAVE NOT THAT, THAT MAKES SENSE.

OKAY.

HOW ABOUT, UH, MRS. JULIE MAY I'M HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

THANK YOU.

YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, I AM FOR THE SALE OF BEER AND WINE AND AT ZILKER CAFE IN BOCA PARK, UM, I BELIEVE IT WILL BE A GREAT AMENITY THAT WILL ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE OF PARK GOERS WITH SO MANY ATTRACTIONS IN ONE AREA OF THE PARK.

PEOPLE WILL NOT HAVE TO LEAVE THE PARK FOR QUALITY FOOD AND ADULT BEVERAGE.

UM, I'VE LIVED IN AUSTIN FOR 22 YEARS.

I HAVE THREE YEARS.

WE'VE SPENT MANY HOURS IN SILVER PARK, UM, DOING ACTIVITIES.

AND I MEAN, HONESTLY, AFTER ALL MY YEARS OF LIKE LUGGING COOLERS AND HOT CHILDREN AND WHATEVER, I LOVE THE IDEA OF BEING ABLE TO LIKE GO TO A RESTAURANT AND BE ABLE TO SIT DOWN AND HAVE A GLASS OF WINE.

UM, SO I SEE IT AS BEING A POSITIVE BENEFIT FOR THE PARK.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

GREAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, HAVE WE, WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM MR. RICK GARRETT.

AM I CORRECT CHAIR? IT'S A NEW NAME.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THE NEXT THREE, UH, CALLING ACTUALLY NEXT FOR CALLING YOU UP JUST SO YOU CAN ALL START PREPPING MR. RAY, GARRETT, LAUREN STEVENSON, BRYAN BERGEY, NOT BERGERON.

AND THEN MIKE CANADY.

SO MR. GARRETT, ARE YOU ON THE LINE? YES MA'AM.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US.

YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

MY NAME IS RAY PEREZ.

I AM ONE OF THE, THE BUSINESS OWNERS, UH, WITH SPRING CENTER, LLC.

UH, BOTH SEAN AND I, UM, ARE THE OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF SPRING-FED.

UH, I AM A LOCAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN, UH, WITH, UH, SEVERAL RESTAURANTS IN THE AUSTIN AREA, UH, BETWEEN SEAN AND I.

WE HAVE PARTNERSHIPS IN SOME OF THOSE RESTAURANTS AND SOME OF THOSE RESTAURANTS WE ARE ON OUR OWN.

UM, BUT I THINK IT'S, YOU KNOW, WE WANT IT TO BE ON THIS CALL BECAUSE NUMBER ONE, WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY.

AND WE ALSO WANTED TO, AT LEAST IN 90 SECONDS, BE ABLE TO INTRODUCE OURSELVES TO THE FOLKS THAT ARE BOTH FOR AND AGAINST US.

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UH, WE CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND SOME OF THE CONCERNS, ALTHOUGH WE MAY NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THEM.

YOU KNOW, WE, WE ARE LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS, UH, AND WE CAME TOGETHER WITH THIS CONCEPT TO BRING LOCAL VENDORS.

UH, IT'S A LOCAL THEME.

WE MADE THIS CONCEPT AND WE CREATED THIS CONCEPT SPECIFICALLY FOR BARTON SPRINGS POOL.

IT'S BEEN A LONG PROCESS FOR A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER.

WE STARTED THIS PROCESS IN APRIL.

UH, IT WENT THROUGH THE PART, UM, A BOARD APPROVAL.

IT WENT THROUGH CITY COUNCIL ON OUR CONTRACTS WERE FINALIZED IN 2019, ABOUT OCTOBER OF 20, 20 19.

UM, AND SO CERTAINLY, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF ASSOCIATIONS BEHIND US IN TERMS OF THE ABILITY TO RALLY TROOPS, BUT WE CERTAINLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALL UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN VETTED THROUGH PART A AND PART HAS A GREAT, A GREAT HISTORY OF VETTING, THE SELECTING VENDORS TO SELL ALCOHOL RESPONSIBLY.

I THINK MAYBE THE COMMENTS ARE BASED ON FEAR AND I DON'T EXPECT EVERYONE TO UNDERSTAND HOW RICH RESTAURANT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, MR. BARRETT.

UH, THANK YOU.

AND TO SAMMY INTIMACY, UH, TO MR. GARRETT, YOU MAY HAVE QUESTIONS, INSTANCES OF THE POSTED AGENDA ITEM.

THERE MAY BE QUESTIONS DIRECTED TO YOU FROM THE BOARD.

AND SO IF YOU CAN STAY ON THE LINE, DO YOU AND MR. UH, SEAN CIRCLES, AND THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO THE BOARD.

THE NEXT SPEAKER.

APPRECIATE THAT NEXT SPEAKER.

LAUREN STEVENSON.

HI, CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME CAM? THANK YOU.

YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I APPRECIATE THE TIME TONIGHT.

UM, I WANTED TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW.

MY FAMILY HAS BEEN HERE FOR OVER 30 YEARS.

I HAVE TWO KIDS MYSELF, SO I SPEAK TO UNITE AS A MOM OF A YOUNG FAMILY.

UM, I AM FOR THIS ITEM, THE CAFE WILL GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE AT THE PARK AND ENJOY OURSELVES.

UH, THERE WERE LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF RESTAURANTS WITH PLAYSCAPE HOTELS WITH POOLS, UM, MONTHS LIKE THIS SITUATION.

AND I TAKE SAFETY VERY SERIOUSLY FOR ME AND MY FAMILY AS DO A LOT OF AUSTINITES.

WE, AS IT'S BEEN MENTIONED, WE DRINK RESPONSIBLY AS POSSIBLE.

SO, UM, THIS CAFE WILL HELP THE PARK REGULATE THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL.

UM, IT'S THERE, WHETHER WE WANNA ADMIT IT OR NOT, FOLKS ARE BRINGING IT IN THE LIVE EVENTS ARE HAPPENING.

UH, THIS GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY SIT DOWN AND LIKE I SAID, HAVE A GLASS OF WINE AND BE WITH OUR FAMILY.

ENJOY THE OUTDOORS.

AUSTIN IS AN OUTDOOR CITY.

UM, I DON'T THINK THAT WE NEED TO, UH, TAKE THAT AWAY FROM, FROM PEOPLE, THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND BE SAFE OUT THERE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. VERGE, ARE YOU THERE MR. BRIAN BERGERON? HEY, A SECOND.

VICE CHAIR, ME, FIND THEM REAL QUICK, PLEASE.

AND THEN MIKE CAN STAND ON DECK AND TARA DAVIES THEN ROY WAITLEY.

THAT'S RIGHT.

I DON'T SEE THAT NUMBER ON THE SCREEN OF RYAN BERG BERGEN RIGHT NOW.

OKAY.

WE'LL COME BACK TO THAT.

AND THE NEXT IS MR. MIKE CANADY, ARE YOU THERE OR SPEAK OVER SOMEBODY FASTER? I DON'T SEE THAT NUMBER RIGHT NOW, EITHER.

ALL RIGHT, MS. TARA DAVIES, VICE CHAIR.

THERE SHOULD BE A MUTED.

MS. DAVIES.

YOU HAVE 90 SECONDS.

OH YEAH.

GREAT.

MY NAME IS TARA DAVIES.

I'M THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS FOR PARKSIDE PROJECTS OR THE COMPANY THAT'S PART PRESS THE PERMIT FOR BEER AND WINE CONSUMPTION AT ZILKER, UH, PARKSIDE PROJECTS HAVE THE PRINT ACTIVE CONTRIBUTOR IN THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY.

FOR OVER 13 YEARS, WE TAKE PRIDE IN PARTAKING IN OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE