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YES.

YEAH, WE ARE RECORDING.

OKAY.

UH, IT IS 6:00 PM

[Independent Citizen’s Redistricting Commission]

AND WE HAVE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

WE HAVE 11 OUT OF 14 COMMISSIONERS PRESENT.

SO WE HAVE A QUORUM AND WE JUST GET STARTED.

UH, THE INDEPENDENT CITIZENS, REDISTRICTING COMMISSION MEETING WILL COME TO ORDER THIS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH.

MATT, CAN YOU PLEASE DO ROLL CALL? YES.

SURE.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER.

SO WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, YOU CAN JUST RAISE YOUR HAND AND THEN ALSO SAY HERE WE HAVE BOTH THAT AUDIO INDIVIDUAL CHECK ON Y'ALL.

OKAY.

SO CANNON HERE, MORRIS HERE.

PARDON? SNYDER HERE.

DEMPSEY GONZALEZ HERE, LANDS HERE.

KAMBO CALLS THEIR OWN.

YEAH.

BLANK HERE.

ALL RIGHT, MATT, WHENEVER YOU'RE READY.

TAKE US THROUGH TODAY'S AGENDA PLEASE.

VICE CHAIR.

LET ME SHARE MY SCREEN.

COMMISSIONER CANNON.

CAN YOU HANDLE THAT REQUEST PLEASE? YOU HAVE TO ASK FOR IT.

OKAY.

LET'S SEE.

WHEN I CLICK ON THE SHARE SCREEN, IT JUST SAYS HOST DISABLED PARTICIPANT SCREEN SHARING.

YOU MAKE HIM A HOST.

YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SHARE HIS SCREEN.

I THINK THAT'S HOW WE ADJUSTED THE SETTINGS FOR TONIGHT.

YEAH.

MAKE THEM A COHOST.

I THINK THERE'S ONLY TWO SPOTS.

UH, LUIS, YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO EITHER MAKE HIM AND THEN REMOVE ME OR, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? WE CAN HAVE ONE COHOST ON THE MEETING.

I GUESS THE ANOTHER OPTION WOULD BE IF I'M, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PULL UP THE AGENDA AND SHARE YOUR SCREEN, SHOWING THAT WE COULD, WE COULD DO IT THAT WAY AS WELL.

IF THAT'S EASIER.

AND MATT, IF YOU DON'T MIND ME, IF YOU DON'T MIND CHECKING, I DO SHOW YOU LISTED AS A COHOST ON MY PARTICIPANT, MR. COMMISSIONER CANNON.

CAN YOU SEE THAT AS WELL? HOLD ON.

OKAY, HERE WE GO.

OKAY.

SO IS YOUR SCREEN SHARING AGAIN? OKAY.

SO THE MEETING GOALS FOR TONIGHT RECEIVE UPDATES FROM WORKING GROUPS AND SUBCOMMITTEES.

UM, WE'VE GOT CITIZEN CAN VACATION AND WE HAVE ONE PERSON SIGNED UP FOR CITIZEN AND COMMUNICATION TONIGHT.

MR. PECK, YOUNG, I DON'T WANT APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

ITEM TWO, THE ICRC MAY DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS, A UPDATES FROM PUBLIC FORUM WORKING GROUP ONE CALENDAR CHANGES TO MAPS FOR PRINTOUTS B UPDATE FROM CITY ONE, EMAILS, CONTRACTS, THREE NEW BUSINESS.

THE ICRC MAY DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS, A PRESENTATION FROM TRAVIS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION DIRECTOR B UPDATE FROM COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP C UPDATE FROM HIRING WORKING GROUP, THE UPDATE FROM FINANCE.

SO COMMITTEE A UPDATE FROM FINAL REPORT SUBCOMMITTEE, AF

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HOUSEKEEPING, AND THEN FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. THANK YOU, MATT.

WE'LL MOVE INTO CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

UM, AND YOU DID SAY THAT WE HAVE ONE SPEAKER MR. YOUNG, JUST TO REMINDER THAT EACH SPEAKER HAS THREE MINUTES AND PLEASE CLEARLY STATE YOUR NAME.

AND IN WHICH DISTRICT YOU RESIDE, WE WELCOME ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO OUR MEETING TONIGHT.

AND WE RESPECTFULLY ASK THAT CITIZEN COMMUNICATION IS RESERVED FOR THIS PORTION OF THE AGENDA AND DOES NOT INTERRUPT ANY LATER AGENDA ITEMS. AND AS ALWAYS, IF COMMISSIONERS HAVE QUESTIONS, JUST HOLD THOSE TILL THE END.

UM, MR. YOUNG, GO AHEAD.

MADAM CHAIR.

UH, I'M FROM DISTRICT FIVE THOUGH.

I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE NAACP AND HIS BANK COALITION THIS EVENING.

I HAVE A POINT I WANT TO RAISE TONIGHT ABOUT THE INFORMATION THAT, UH, I BELIEVE YOU WILL BE FROM, FROM THE DIRECTOR OF VOTER REGISTRATION FROM THE COUNTY.

UH, I DO NOT WANT ANY WAY TO BRING UP WHAT I EXPECT WILL BE A VERY INFORMATIVE PRESENTATION, UH, FROM, UH, THAT INDIVIDUAL.

WHAT I WANT TO DO IS USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BRING UP AN ISSUE, UH, THAT THESE MAPS I BELIEVE WILL HIGHLIGHT THAT IS, UH, WILL BE CHOOSING A LEVEL, UH, A VARIANCE BETWEEN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN EACH DISTRICT THAT YOU WILL BE DRAWING.

UH, LET ME QUICKLY EXPLAIN THAT THERE, THAT THERE CAN BE NO VARIATION IN BETWEEN THE POPULATION OF ONE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OR ANOTHER UNDER THE SUPREME COURT RULINGS, UH, NOT EVEN ONE PERSON, BUT BY, UH, RULINGS OF THE COHORTS.

BY THE TIME HE REACHED THE CITY LEVEL OF DISTRICT DRAWING, IT IS ACCEPTABLE, UH, AND WAS CHOSEN BY THE OSR OZZY RSE, UH, UH, IN 13 THAT THE VARIANCE BETWEEN DISTRICTS CAN BE AS HIGH AS, UH, PLUS OR MINUS 5%.

UH, YOU WILL WORK WITH YOUR COUNCIL, UH, AND, UH, TO CHOOSE WHAT LEVEL OF VARIANCE YOU WANT TO USE THIS TIME.

HOWEVER, YOU MUST UNDERSTAND IN THE CASE OF 2013, UH, PRECINCT SUCH AS 1 30, 1 33, WHICH YOU WILL SEE IN THE MAPS WOULD BE PRESENTED IN OR IN YOUR PACKET.

UH, THAT WAS A RULE.

AND IN OUR CASE, UH, WHICH I REPRESENT AGR AT THE TIME, WE HAD A NEED TO CREATE MINORITY DISTRICTS AND WAS RESPONSIBLE.

UH, THEREFORE FOR THE DIVISIONS OF MANY ELECTION PRECINCTS WERE SIMPLY TOO LARGE TO BE ABLE TO USE THEM AND MEET THAT VARIANCE LEVEL.

UH, I CAN, I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT SUCH DIVISIONS, NO MATTER THE VARIANCE YOU CHOOSE WILL OCCUR.

IN THIS YEAR'S CASE, YOU WILL SEE THE NEED TO DIVIDE ELECTION PRECINCTS, WHICH ARE SIMPLY TOO LARGE, A UNIT TO BE ABLE TO STAY WITHIN AT THE REQUIRED LEVELS THAT YOU WILL CHOOSE, UH, THAT HAS NOT, IT HAS NEVER FAILED TO BE THE CASE, BY THE WAY, IN ALL THE WORK I'VE DONE FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS IN REDISTRICTING, THE ELECTION PRECINCTS OR ASSEMBLY, TOO LARGE, A BLOCK TO STAY TOGETHER, UH, THEREFORE INCLUDE, ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO TWO THINGS.

IT DOESN'T CARE ABOUT ANY OF THE PRESENTATION TONIGHT BECAUSE THE ISSUES THAT WILL BE RAISED ARE VERY LEGITIMATE, BUT ALSO NUMBER TWO, TO START DISCUSSING WITH COUNCIL, THE LEVEL OF VARIANCE THAT YOU WILL SET FOR YOUR OWN MAPPING PROCESS, BECAUSE FOR THOSE OF US THAT WILL BE INVOLVED IN THE MAPPING, UH, THAT NUMBER IS A VERY IMPORTANT NUMBER.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. YOUNG.

ALL RIGHT.

BEFORE WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THE FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS I'D LIKE TO STATE FOR THE RECORD, THAT WE WILL NOT GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TODAY AS WAS LISTED IN THE AGENDA FOR THIS MEETING, BECAUSE IT WAS LISTED WITHOUT THE COMMISSION'S PERMISSION.

ADDITIONALLY, AS WE ARE AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION, WE FALL OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THE CITY SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY, AND WE WILL FOLLOW THE SAME PROTOCOLS AS OUR PREDECESSOR COMMISSION, WHICH SEEMED TO SATISFY THIS STUDY LAST TIME.

UM, AND WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO ABIDE BY THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT AND THE PUBLIC INFORMATION.

ALL RIGHT ON TO AGENDA ITEM ONE, THIS IS APPROVING THE MINUTES FROM THE JULY 28TH MEETING.

TAKE JUST A MOMENT TO REVIEW THE MINUTES, PLEASE.

YEAH.

OKAY.

ARE THERE ANY CORRECTIONS TO THE MINUTES?

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OKAY.

SEEING NONE, IS THERE NO CORRECTIONS, THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

WE'RE GOING TO START UNDER NEW BUSINESS AND END WITH UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

SO THE NEXT ITEM IS THREE, A, A PRESENTATION FROM TRAVIS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION DIRECTOR, GRETCHEN NAVY GRIT.

I WANT TO REALLY THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US THIS EVENING.

WE'RE SO GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT THE VOTING PRECINCTS IN THE COUNTY.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE CHAIR FOR REACHING OUT TO US AT TRAVIS COUNTY AND INVITING US TO PARTICIPATE AND BE ABLE TO START TO THE COLLABORATION, UH, THAT WE CAN PROVIDE AN EXPERTISE THAT WE CAN PROVIDE, BECAUSE WE DO HAVE AN ENTIRE GIS TEAM FOR THE RECORD.

ALSO.

UM, WE ARE KIND OF THE HOLDER OF ALL THE BOUNDARIES OF ALL THE JURISDICTIONS FROM THE CITY TO THE STATE HERE IN TRAVIS COUNTY, ALL OF THOSE BOUNDARIES, BECAUSE WE ARE INVOLVED WITH THE ELECTIONS DIVISION TO CREATE THE BALLOT BALLOT STYLES FOR EVERY ELECTION CYCLE.

SO WE, WE HAVE IN-HOUSE ALL OF THE BOUNDARIES AND THAT'S WHAT WE WORK WITH.

THE ONE THING THAT I WANTED TO, TO HIGHLIGHT IS THAT, UH, DURING THIS ENTIRE REDISTRICTING PROCESS OF WHICH WE WILL HAVE THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL DEALING WITH STATE LINES OF STATE, UH, HOUSE SAKES, SENATE CONGRESSIONAL, AND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, WE'LL HAVE THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT DEALING WITH THEIR SET OF LINES THAT THEY'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR AND OTHER ENTITIES YOURSELVES, UM, WITH, UH, THE CITY COUNCIL OF LINES, AS LONG AS WELL AS THE AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND OTHER ENTITIES.

SO WE, THERE ARE A LOT OF MOVING PARTS THIS ONE YEAR.

UM, AND IN THIS WHOLE MIX, WE ALSO ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT PRECINCT BOUNDARIES.

WE HAVE STATUTES AND GUIDELINES HAVE TO FOLLOW JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER ENTITY THAT IS LOOKING AT DOING THEIR, UM, BOUNDARY REVIEWS RIGHT NOW.

AND REDISTRICTING.

WE ALSO HAVE OURS AS WELL.

WE HAVE LIMITS ON SIZES.

AND SO WE ARE LOOKING AT DOING SOME BOUNDARY REVIEWS THIS YEAR AND MAKING SOME PRETTY DRASTIC, UM, CHANGES AS WE LOOK AT THE ENTIRE PICTURE, WE'VE HAD TREMENDOUS GROWTH IN THE PAST TWO TO THREE YEARS THAT HAVE REALLY PUSHED THE LIMIT ON A NUMBER OF PRECINCTS THAT WE HAVE IN THE COUNTY.

AND I PROVIDED YOU SOME EXAMPLES IN PARTICULAR, SOME THAT WOULD SHOW YOU, UM, SPLITS ON, YOU'VE HEARD THAT TERM, YOU WILL HEAR THAT YOU WILL HEAR PARKS OR SPLITS.

AND THOSE ARE PRECINCTS THAT HAVE BEEN SPLIT INTO MAYBE DIFFERENT CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS, DIFFERENT COUNCIL DISTRICTS, SCHOOL, BOARD DISTRICTS.

IT VARIES ESD EMERGENCY SERVICE DISTRICTS.

WE'RE LITERALLY DEALING WITH TENS, TENS, TENS OF JURISDICTIONS AND BOUNDARIES, UM, IN, IN THE COUNTY THAT WE HAVE TO, UM, ADJUST AND, UM, MONITOR.

AND SOMETIMES IT DOES GET VERY COMPLICATED FOR US BECAUSE WE MAY HAVE A PRECINCT THAT HAS 20 SPLITS AND, AND WE CAN'T HELP IT.

UM, OUR GOAL AT THE END OF REDISTRICTING, WHEN EVERYBODY HAS PROVIDED US THEIR MAPS, OUR GOAL WILL BE TO HAVE AS MANY COMPLETE PRECINCTS AND DIMINISHED SPLITS.

THAT IS OUR GOAL.

THAT IS WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO THAT BEING SAID IN YOUR PROCESS AND TRYING TO RESPECT OUR PRECINCT LINES.

WE KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR GUIDELINES MAY TAKE YOU IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION.

YOUR GUIDELINES MAY FORCE THE SPLIT OF A PRECINCT.

MAYBE ONE THAT'S NOT YET OCCURRED, UH, THAT ISN'T ALREADY IN PLACE.

AND SO THERE MAY BE DIFFERENT ADJUSTMENTS THAT MAY TAKE PLACE.

AND THAT IS WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE TASKED TO DO THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, WORKING WITH YOUR EXPERT, THAT WE'LL BE WORKING WITH MAPS ON THIS WHOLE PROCESS AT THE VERY END, WHEN WE GET YOUR LINES AND WE GET THE STATE AND WE GET THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT AND WE GET AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND A NUMBER OF OTHERS, WE THEN ARE GOING TO GO THROUGH A PROCESS OF EVALUATING AND TRYING TO MAKE AREAS, PRECINCT HOLE TO DIMINISH SPLITS.

AND THE REASON WE TRY TO DO THAT IS TO TRY TO DEFRAY FROM CONFUSION, UH, BECAUSE YOU MAY HAVE INDIVIDUALS IN A PRECINCT AND THEY ARE SPEAKING TOGETHER AND THEY'RE, WELL, MY COUNCIL MEMBERS, THIS PERSON, WELL, THAT'S STRANGE.

HOW IS IT WE'RE LIVING IN THE SAME PRECINCT.

WE LIVE ACROSS THE STREET FROM ONE ANOTHER.

THERE ARE THOSE SITUATIONS IN THAT KIND OF CONFUSION.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO CLEAR UP A LOT OF IT, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO CLEAR IT ALL UP.

WE WILL HAVE SPLITS.

WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT JUST BECAUSE OF THE COMPLEXITY AND THE NUMBER

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OF DISTRICTS THAT WE HAVE, UH, JURISDICTIONS THAT WE HAVE IN TRAVIS COUNTY.

SO WHAT WE REALLY ABOVE ALL ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IS AT THE VERY BEGINNING IN THE EARLY STAGES WITH YOU IN THIS PROCESS IS WALKING ALONG THIS PROCESS TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING, HOW YOU'RE DOING IT AND BEING A RESOURCE, UH, BECAUSE WE DO HAVE FOUR STAFF THAT ARE TRAINED IN GIS AND MAPPING.

WE SEE ALL OF THESE DISTRICTS, WE ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THEM.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, WE ARE REVIEWING BOUNDARIES RIGHT NOW FOR THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.

SO WE WANT TO OFFER OUR EXPERTISE TO, TO HELP AND COLLABORATE WITH YOU.

UM, AS YOU MOVE FORWARD IN THIS PROCESS.

THANK YOU, GRETCHEN, IS THERE ANY MAPS THAT YOU WANTED TO SHOW US THIS EVENING? UM, YES, I BELIEVE, UH, D DO I SHARE THEM OR DO YOU, HOW DO, HOW DO WE DO THIS AGAIN? OH, YES.

I HAD SHARED THEM, SO I KNOW THEY'RE AVAILABLE.

UM, AND, AND WE CAN JUST LOOK AT ONE OR TWO.

UM, WHEN I LOOKED AT ALL OF THE PRECINCTS TO LET, YOU KNOW, HAD ALL OF THE JURISDICTIONS ABOUT 13% OF ALL OF THE PRECINCTS THAT ARE IN THE CITY FULL PURPOSES, PER FULL PURPOSE, LIMITED AND ETJ OF WHICH WE HAVE TO LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE BECAUSE BY DIFFERENT, UH, WHETHER IT'S CITY, COUNCIL, CITY, COUNCIL, IT'S ALL FULL PURPOSE, BUT LIMITED PURPOSE I BELIEVE ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE.

IS THAT CORRECT FOR CITY COUNCIL TO, TO PARTICIPATE? IS THAT CORRECT? SORRY, ASK THAT QUESTION AGAIN.

UM, ARE VOTERS THAT HAPPENED TO BE IN LIMITED PURPOSE AT THE CITY OF AUSTIN, THEY ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS AND NEED TO BE CONSIDERED, IS THAT CORRECT? CAN YOU ANSWER THAT QUESTION OR MATCH? OKAY.

THAT'S WHAT I, OKAY.

BUT ETJ IS NOT.

NO, EXACTLY.

OKAY.

SO WITH ALL OF THOSE VARIATIONS, YOU, YOU ALREADY SEE THE, THE LEVEL OF COMPLEXITY THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH.

AND AS A MATTER OF FACT, AS I, I DID HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT TODAY IN CONFIRMING WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE FOR AN ITEM IN NOVEMBER WITH ANOTHER ENTITY.

AND SO WE'VE HAD THOSE DISCUSSIONS, AND THAT IS WHY WE ARE HOPING TO IN THIS WHOLE PROCESS TO MOVING FORWARD, TO, UH, CLARIFY CLEAR UP AND, UM, ENSURE THAT ALL, EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE IS AS COMPLETE AS POSSIBLE.

AND, UM, I'M MOVING FORWARD IN EVERYTHING.

SO IF THERE IS A PRECINCT, YOU ARE ABLE TO SHOW, UH, WE CAN CERTAINLY SHOW, UH, PRECINCT 1 33.

THAT IS ACTUALLY A PRECINCT THAT IS SPLIT THREE WAYS AND HAS THREE DIFFERENT.

UM, IT IS SPLIT IN SUCH A WAY.

THERE IT IS THAT YOU HAVE THREE COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT ARE EFFECTING THIS PRECINCT.

UM, THERE IS A PORTION OF DISTRICT NINE THAT APPEARS TO HAVE VERY FEW THAT WOULD HAVE POTENTIALLY VERY FEW VOTERS.

IT DOESN'T HAVE VERY MANY STREETS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE DEVELOPMENT IS ON THAT AREA, BUT YOU SEE THAT ON THE NORTHERN SIDE OF IT.

UM, IT IS SPLIT THREE WAYS.

UH, IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT, UM, YOUR EXPERT, MR. CORBELL WILL BE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT AND IN WORKING WITH ANY GUIDELINES THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE FOLLOWING ON, WHETHER THIS IS STILL A NECESSARY SPLIT OR NOT.

AND THOSE ARE THINGS THAT, OF COURSE I CANNOT ADDRESS.

I CANNOT ANSWER.

I KNOW YOU WILL BE WAITING FOR THE INFORMATION THAT WILL BE PROVIDED, UM, MIDDLE OF THIS MONTH.

UH, AS I UNDERSTAND, AUGUST 16TH IS STILL A TARGET DATE AS I DID HERE AT A SECRETARY OF STATE'S CONFERENCE, UH, ON MONDAY AND, UH, MOVING FORWARD.

SO I JUST WANTED TO PROVIDE YOU SOME EXAMPLES AND COMPLEXITIES WITH SOME OF THE MAPS AND SOME OF THE SITUATIONS THAT WE DEAL WITH, UM, AS YOU MOVE FORWARD THROUGH SOME OF THE EXHIBITS THAT I HAVE PROVIDED YOU, AND, UH, YOU KNOW, AND I'M HAPPY TO, TO ADDRESS THESE LOOK FURTHER, BUT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE, YOU'LL DELVE IN AND YOU'LL LOOK AT THIS AND GO, WOW, THOSE ARE SOME LITTLE SPOTS THAT, HOW DID WE ARRIVE AT THAT? AND SO THOSE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO, UM, UM, TO, TO ADDRESS AS YOU MOVE FORWARD.

THOSE ARE THINGS THAT YOU WILL LOOK AT.

WE CAN PROVIDE YOU A SERIES OF ALL MAPS ARE MR. CORVEL.

I DON'T KNOW IF HE HAS ACCESS TO THEM ALREADY, BUT WE CAN PROVIDE THESE TO HIM.

UM, AS, UH, AS HE WORKS TO, UM, WITH YOU TO SET THE, ANY, UH, ANY CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS

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THAT YOU MAY CONSIDER AND EVERYTHING.

SO WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A FULL SET OF THESE, UM, IF, IF NECESSARY AND HAPPY TO, TO MEET WITH HIM AT ANY TIME WITH OUR TEAM AS WELL, SO MUCH.

UM, I'M WONDERING IF MR. KORBEL, YOU WOULD LIKE TO, UM, AT THIS POINT ENGAGED IN A DISCUSSION THAT WOULD BENEFIT THE COMMISSION, UM, YOU KNOW, BETWEEN YOU AND GRETCHEN, UM, BECAUSE SOME OF THIS, I THINK WE'RE ALL JUST, YOU KNOW, BEGINNING TO LEARN ABOUT, AND IT WOULD JUST BE HELPFUL TO HEAR TWO EXPERTS DISCUSS THESE ISSUES.

UM, WELL, THE, UH, MY WAY OF THINKING THE, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT IS I CHOSE IT FOR THE PAST, I GUESS, FOR MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN ENSURING THAT YOU HAVE GOOD TURNOUT IS NOT HAVING AS MANY VOTING PRECINCT SPLIT AND TRAVIS COUNTY, UM, HAD, I THINK MORE THAN A HUNDRED VOTING PRECINCTS SPLIT BY THE STATE, UM, PURPOSE TO MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE ELECTION TO BE HELD IN, IN TRAVIS COUNTY.

AND, UM, UM, I'M SURE THAT THEY CAN TELL YOU MORE STORIES THAN I CAN ABOUT THAT, BUT THEY, THE STATE DID THAT ON PURPOSE AND CREATED ALL THESE, ALL THESE PRECINCTS IN TRAVIS COUNTY THAT WEREN'T NECESSARY.

BUT, UM, BUT WE'RE IN A, WE'RE IN A SITUATION TO WHERE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DRAW YOUR DISTRICTS BEFORE THEY DRAW THE VOTING PRECINCT.

SO WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE DO IS THAT TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, WE STICK AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE TO THEIR CURRENT VOTING PRECINCTS, BECAUSE HOPEFULLY THE STATE THIS TIME WON'T BE AS, UM, AS VINDICTIVE AS THEY WERE, UM, UH, 10 YEARS AGO.

AND, UM, UH, BUT THAT'S, THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO.

AND THERE IS A POSSIBILITY, I SUPPOSE, SINCE YOU CONTINUE TO, UM, UH, CONTROL THE REDISTRICT REDISTRICTING PROCESS ITSELF, UM, IS THAT WHEN THE, WHEN THE STATE FINALLY GETS ITS DISTRICTS DRAWN, IF IT EVER DOES, AND THE COUNTY GETS ITS PRECINCT DRAWN BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO WAIT ON THE STATE THAT IF WE MAY WANT TO LOOK AT THE PLAN AGAIN, WE CAN GO BACK AND MAYBE MAKE SOME SMALL MODIFICATIONS, LIKE SHE WAS SHOWING IN ONE OF THOSE, UM, UM, UH, DISTRICTS.

THERE IS A, THERE IS A CENSUS BLOCK THAT PROBABLY HAS NO POPULATION AND COULD JUST AS EASILY BE PUT IN, UM, UH, UH, TO MAKE, TO MAKE THE PRECINCT WHOLE.

BUT, BUT, BUT THAT'S SOMETHING WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO GET INTO LATER ON.

UM, IT'S, IT'S A, IT'S AN INTOLERABLE SITUATION THAT THE SENTENCE IS SET UP, BUT, BUT THAT'S, UM, THAT'S THE SITUATION, RIGHT? AND, AND THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE IN, AND AGAIN, I DO WANT TO STRESS THAT AFTER ALL OF THE JURISDICTIONS, YOU INCLUDED DO YOUR, UM, DO YOUR EVALUATION, FOLLOWING YOUR GUIDELINES AND WHAT YOUR GOALS ARE IN, AND AS YOUR TASK TO MOVE FORWARD AT THE VERY END, WE'RE POTENTIALLY GOING TO END UP SPLITTING OR NOT SPLITTING, BUT WE MAY HAVE A PRECINCT THAT WE MAY HAVE TO SEPARATE.

AND I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU ONE IDEAL EXAMPLE, MUELLER, THAT AREA.

AND I DIDN'T SHOW THAT TO YOU, BUT RIGHT NOW, MUELLER IS EXCEEDING THE MAXIMUM THAT WE ARE PRESCRIBED.

OBVIOUSLY WE DO KNOW THAT OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS, THAT AREA HAS EXPLODED.

AND SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS THAT WE HAVE TO LOOK AT, THERE ARE CERTAIN CORRIDORS WE HAVE, UM, DOWNTOWN, WE HAVE WEST MUELLER, WE HAVE THE TRIANGLE NORTH LAMAR, FOUR-DOOR WITH A LOT OF INFILL WITH A LOT OF MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT, SOUTH LAMAR, LOTS OF POCKETS.

AND THE DOMAIN THAT IN THE CITY LIMITS OF AUSTIN ARE EXPLODING, NOT JUST IN THE OUTLYING AREAS OF THE COUNTY.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS AND EVERYTHING IN PRECINCT LINES.

BUT WHAT WE WILL DO IS THAT THEN WE WILL THEN TRY TO REDUCE SPLITS AND EVERYTHING.

SO THAT IS WHY WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COLLECT ALL THE INFORMATION IN NOVEMBER, AFTER EVERYBODY HANDS US THEIR LINES, AND THEN DO OUR WORK TO THEN MODIFY SOME PRECINCT LINES, JUST TO ONE, MEET THE GUIDELINES THAT WE HAVE TO FOLLOW A MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VOTER REGISTRATION, UH, VOTER REGISTER, UH, THOSE THAT ARE REGISTERED IN COUNTY IN THE PRECINCTS.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SPLIT SOME PRECINCTS AND CREATE TWO PRECINCTS.

WE JUST HAVE NO, NO CHOICE.

AND I'M SEEING THAT ALL THROUGHOUT THE CITY, AND WE HAVE A DELINEATED, THOSE PRECINCTS, THOSE AREAS THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SPEND SOME ATTENTION TO, BUT WE

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DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE SOME GUIDELINES THAT YOU'RE GOING TO FOLLOW.

AND THEN ONCE WE GET THOSE, WE WILL DO OUR WORK.

AND SO THAT'S WHERE, UH, WE WANT TO BE AVAILABLE TO, UM, TO GEORGE, TO, TO REALLY JUST KIND OF WORK TOGETHER, MOVING FORWARD.

AND, AND IF YOU NEED THOSE MAPS FROM US AND WANT TO ORDER THOSE, NOW YOU NEED THOSE.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE THEM, WE ARE, I'M HAPPY TO GET THOSE FOR YOU, UM, AND GET THOSE TO YOU NEXT WEEK, MR. CARMEL.

UM, I THINK WE'RE, WE WILL HAVE THOSE, UM, IN OUR GIS SYSTEM, BUT, BUT IF WE NEED THEM, I WILL, I WILL ASK FOR THEM.

AND I, LET ME SAY THIS ABOUT AUSTIN.

UM, I WORKED WITH, UH, PEOPLE RUNNING ELECTIONS ALL OVER THE STATE AND AUSTIN HAS THE EPSON OR TRAVIS COUNTY HAS THE ABSOLUTE BEST, UM, AND THE MOST COMPETENT.

UM, SO, UH, IF, IF, IF A JOB CAN BE DONE, UH, YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO IT WITH THEM.

SO, YEAH, SORRY.

OKAY.

WELL, WE, WE APPRECIATE REALLY BEING HERE AT THE, AT THE VERY BEGINNING.

I KNOW THAT SOME OF OUR STAFF WAS INVOLVED, UM, EIGHT YEARS AGO, SEVEN YEARS AGO WHEN THE LINES WERE FIRST BEING DRAWN AFTER THE, THE CHANGE, UM, TO, TO OUR STYLE OF GOVERNMENT.

AND, UM, AND SO OUR STAFF WAS INSTRUMENTAL, BUT THE MAPS DID NOT COME TO OUR STAFF UNTIL THE VERY END.

AND SO THAT IS WHY WE'RE TRYING TO BE A LITTLE MORE PROACTIVE WITH, UH, WITH YOU AND ENGAGING WITH YOU TO HAVE THAT DIALOGUE, UM, DURING YOUR PROCESS SO THAT WE KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.

AND, UM, AND WE CAN PROVIDE ANY INPUT AS WELL.

UH, JUST AS, UH, YOU KNOW, WE KNOW AREAS THAT, YOU KNOW, HAVE NO POPULATION AND THOSE TYPES OF THINGS THAT WE CAN TRY TO UP AND, UM, AND JUST CLEAN UP OUR, OUR PRECINCTS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, UM, UH, UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEXITIES OF CREATING BALLOT STYLES AND EVERYTHING MOVING FORWARD.

THANK YOU, GRETCHEN, AND I IMAGINE SOME OF THE COMMISSIONERS MAY HAVE QUESTIONS FOR YOU IF THAT IS OKAY WITH YOU.

YES.

AND BEFORE THAT, I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY REALLY QUICKLY, UM, WHAT IS THE COUNTY'S REDISTRICTING TIMELINE TO YOUR KNOWLEDGE? IT HASN'T, YOU MIGHT NOT, WE SHOULD BE IN THE PROCESS OF, UH, PUTTING OUT AN RFP HERE SHORTLY.

WE ALSO WILL BE PART OF THEIR COMMITTEE OF REVIEWING AND WORKING WITH THAT CONSULTANT THAT IS HIRED.

UH, WE REALLY DO KIND OF WAIT UNTIL AFTER WE GET INFORMATION FROM THE STATE FOR THEIR STATE HOUSE, STATE, SENATE, UH, CONGRESSIONAL, ALL OF THOSE LINES AND THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT WILL BE LOOKING AT THEIR LINES FOR COMMISSIONER PRECINCTS.

THEY WILL BE LOOKING AT THEIR LINES BECAUSE THERE ALWAYS IS THE POSSIBILITY OF SWAPPING PRECINCTS.

THEY REALLY DO LOOK AT, UH, WHOLE PRECINCTS AS THEY EXIST NOW TODAY.

AND THAT'S WHAT THEY WILL CONSIDER.

AND THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS THAT I HAVE OBSERVED REDISTRICTING AT THE COUNTY.

THERE HAS BEEN SOME SWAPPING THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE BETWEEN, UH, COMMISSIONERS.

SO THAT IS A POSSIBILITY THEN THE COMMISSIONERS WILL ALSO CHOOSE WHETHER THEY WILL ENTERTAIN ANY REDISTRICTING THAT WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN THE JP CONSTABLES DISTRICT, BECAUSE THERE ARE FIVE OF THOSE.

AND, UM, SO THAT WILL ALSO BE A POSSIBILITY THAT WILL COME UP.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU POSSIBLY WILL SEE IS THAT IF THERE'S ANY SWAPPING OF PRECINCTS, THE WAY THE SYSTEM THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE HERE IN TRAVIS COUNTY IS ALL OF THE 100 PRECINCTS ARE IN COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT ONE, AND THEN YOU'D FOLLOW THROUGH THE FOUR HUNDREDS THAT ARE IN COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT FOUR.

SO IF THERE ARE ANY SWAPS BETWEEN THOSE, THE NUMBERS ALSO HAVE TO CHANGE.

AND SO THAT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT WE WILL ALSO BE LOOKING AT AS WELL.

GOTCHA.

AND MR. HORRIBLE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT A NOVEMBER DATE FOR RECEIVING STUFF FROM THE STATE, IS THAT RIGHT? MY EXPECTATION, OUR UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THE DATA IS GOING TO BE PROVIDED IN AUGUST AND THE LEGISLATURE, I BELIEVE IS PLANNING TO MEET IN SEPTEMBER TO DO THEIR LINES OF WHICH THEY HAVE FOUR ENTITIES THAT THEY'RE DOING.

AND THEN WE WOULD EXPECT THAT THEY WOULD TURN THOSE AROUND MID TO LATE OCTOBER, BUT THE COUNTY WILL START THIS FALL PROBABLY BY OCTOBER, IF NOT, SEPTEMBER, STARTING TO REALLY KIND OF WORK WITH WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

IT REALLY IS.

IT MAY BE MINIMAL IN WHAT THE COMMISSIONERS ARE INTENDED, UH, INTEND TO DO.

AND THEY WILL ALSO THEN INTEND ON HOLDING PUBLIC HEARINGS AS WELL IN DIFFERENT QUADRANTS.

AND, UH, YOU KNOW, IT'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT, UH, IF THERE'S ANY COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE TWO ENTITIES OR WHETHER WE, YOU, THE COUNTY WERE TO HOLD SOME PUBLIC HEARINGS, UH, WHEN YOU ARE HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARINGS AS WELL IN YOUR AREAS, THEN HOW LONG DO YOU ANTICIPATE THAT PROCESS TO TAKE FOR THE COUNTY, UH, FOR THE COUNTY IN ALL HONESTY, I DON'T EXPECT IT.

I THINK THEY WOULD BE DONE, UM,

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BY MID NOVEMBER AT THE VERY LATEST IT'S, IT'S REALLY, IT'S NOT VERY COMPLICATED BECAUSE IT REALLY IS SWITCHING OF PRECINCTS.

SO IT DOES MAKE IT A LITTLE EASIER ON OUR PART.

UM, AND I DON'T EXPECT THEM.

I, THEY, THEY HAVE NEVER SPLIT PRECINCTS IN THE PAST THAT I HAVE OBSERVED.

AND SO, UH, AT THIS POINT IN TIME, I'VE NOT REALLY HEARD ANY DIALOGUE FROM THEM, BUT I DO EXPECT THAT IN AUGUST, THINGS WILL MOVE VERY QUICKLY AND IDENTIFYING WHO THE EXPERT IS GOING TO BE THAT WILL, UM, THEY'LL LOOK TO HIRE.

GOT IT.

SO, UM, IF I'M UNDERSTANDING MR. CORWELL CORRECTLY, WE WOULD HAVE OUR FINAL MAPS BY OUR NOVEMBER 1ST DEADLINE, BUT THEN WE MAY RETURN TO THOSE LATER IN THE MONTH.

UM, IF NOT, MAYBE WOULD IT BE EVEN DECEMBER THAT WE'RE REVISITING THEM AND MODIFYING BASED ON YOUR PRECINCT UPDATES? SO, UM, YEAH, GEORGE, OH, SORRY.

AND IT'S TOTALLY UP TO YOU.

I'M JUST SAYING THAT, UM, WE MAY BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THE MAPS.

I'M SURE WE'LL BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THE MAPS AND BE ABLE TO CLEAN UP SOME OF THIS STUFF.

UM, IN AS MUCH OF IT, AS WE CLEAN UP MORE THAN, YOU KNOW, THE TURNOUT JUST GETS MUCH, MUCH BETTER.

UM, YEAH, I, AGAIN, I REALLY DO EXPECT, I MEAN, TH TH THE COUNTIES IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE LEAST COMPLICATED IN SOME RESPECTS, UM, ONLY BECAUSE IT'S FEWER DISTRICTS AND, UM, AND WE DO BASICALLY DO JUST A SWAPS OF WHOLE PRECINCTS.

YES.

AND THESE GUYS ARE PROS, TRAVIS COUNTY IS THE BEST.

SO, YEAH.

AND, AND IN ALL HONESTY, I THINK, UM, WELL THERE'S ONE COMMISSIONER THAT HAS SAT ON, UH, THE LAST TWO REDISTRICTING, UH, SESSIONS IN 2020 10, AT LEAST ONE OF THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAS GONE THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

UM, SO WE'LL BE AVAILABLE AND I DID GO THROUGH THE 2000 PROCESS, UH, AT THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER LEVEL.

UM, SO, SO I'M FAMILIAR WITH THAT AND WE'LL PROVIDE AS MUCH INPUT TO HELP THEM MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

I'M GOING TO OPEN THIS UP TO EVERYONE ELSE.

DID ANY OF THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS HAVE QUESTIONS? UM, AND IF SO, JUST RAISE YOUR HANDS AND THEN I CAN CALL ON YOU TO, UM, TO TALK TO GRETCHEN COMMISSIONER CAMPBELL.

UM, YEAH, IT WAS GREAT HEARING THE PRESENTATION.

I JUST WANTED TO QUICKLY ASK, UM, YOU MENTIONED THAT YOU'RE NOT EXPECTING ANY SPLITS, BUT IS IT COMMON TO SEE A MERGER BETWEEN ANY PREVIOUS PRECINCTS AND WHY WOULD THAT HAPPEN? SO, YES.

UM, YES, AS A MATTER OF FACT, UH, WE MAY VERY WELL LOOK AT EMERGING.

SOME PRECINCTS, IF WE HAVE SOME PRICING SET, HAVE A VERY LOW NUMBER OF VETERAN REGISTRANTS.

AND, UM, IT MAY BE, AS IN ALL, HONESTY MAY BE MORE OF A COMMERCIAL BECAUSE I WILL BE LOOKING AT THAT AS WELL.

AND IT'S A MOSTLY COMMERCIAL, THERE'S A VERY SMALL PIECE OF IT THAT HAPPENS TO BE, I MAY COMBINE IT WITH ANOTHER SMALL PRECINCT THAT HAS JUST 2000 REGISTERED VOTERS.

AND SO IF I'M ABLE TO DO SOME EVALUATION ON THAT, I'M ALSO GOING TO BE LOOKING AT PRECINCTS THAT ARE WITHIN 500 VOTERS OF RE REACHING OUR MAXIMUM, UM, THRESHOLDS, UH, BECAUSE KNOWING SOME OF THE POCKETS FOR GROWTH THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE CITY, UH, WHERE A NUMBER OF AREAS, AGAIN, LIKE I MENTIONED, SOUTH LAMAR, NORTH, MAR, THOSE CORRIDORS IN PARTICULAR AND BURNETT ROAD NOW AS WELL.

UM, I WILL BE LOOKING AT THOSE PRECINCTS THAT ARE JUST NEXT YEAR.

WE MAY TOP THAT MAXIMUM THRESHOLD.

WELL, I DON'T WANT TO BE IN THE SITUATION THAT NEXT YEAR OR THE DECK OR THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

I'M ALREADY HAVING TO LOOK AT DOING A SPLIT OF THOSE PRECINCTS.

SO I WANT TO START REALLY KIND OF DOING SOME FORWARD THINKING OF EVALUATING SO THAT WE DON'T FIND OURSELVES SPLITTING PRECINCTS EVERY TWO YEARS, UM, WITHOUT HAVING THAT FORESIGHT AND, AND EVERYTHING.

SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK AT IN THIS WHOLE PROCESS AS WELL.

UM, IT JUST, IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT WITH VOTE CENTERS, ONE OF THE EVALUATIONS THAT ALSO WE HAVE IS THAT WE HAVE THE ABILITY IN TRAVIS COUNTY TO VOTE AT ANY POLLING LOCATION.

SO WHERE IN THE PAST 20 YEARS AGO, IT WAS REALLY IMPERATIVE HAVING ALL OF THE POLLING LOCATIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY, BECAUSE AT THAT TIME YOU COULD ONLY VOTE AT ONE PLACE DURING, UH, ELECTION DAY AND SUCH.

NOW THAT WE'VE PROVIDED VOTE CENTERS, WE HAVE THAT FLEXIBILITY.

SO, BUT NOW WE DO HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF SOME OUTLYING AREAS THAT ARE EXCEEDING THE MAXIMUM NUMBER, BECAUSE THERE ARE ADDITIONAL POLLING LOCATIONS THAT WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO PROVIDE TO THOSE AREAS BECAUSE OF THE INSURMOUNTABLE GROWTH THAT'S TAKEN PLACE

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IN THE OUTLYING AREAS OUTSIDE OF THE CITY LIMITS AND THE WESTERN AND EASTERN SIDES OF THE COUNTY.

THANK YOU, SHERIFF SCHNEIDER, GO AHEAD AND UNMUTE YOURSELF, PLEASE.

IS THERE A KNOWN, MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RESIDENTS PER PRECINCT AT THIS TIME, OR DOES THAT DEPEND UPON NUMBERS THAT YOU RECEIVED FROM THE STATE LEADER? OH, THOSE ARE NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE NOW.

OF COURSE, WE HAVE A, A MOVING DATABASE EVERY DAY.

IT CHANGES IT MODIFIES, BUT RIGHT NOW, YES, WE HAVE PRECINCTS THAT EXCEED THE 5,000 A REGISTERED VOTER.

UM, AND SOME OF THE AREAS THAT I MENTIONED IN THE CITY LIMITS OF AUSTIN THAT YOU ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH, UM, ARE ALL EXCEEDING, UM, BY SEVERAL HUNDRED TO OVER 2000 OR SO.

UM, THE MAXIMUM NUMBER THAT WE HAVE TO ABIDE BY.

SO WE HAVE A VERY LARGE NUMBER OF PRECINCTS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS THAT WE WILL BE LOOKING AT FROM THE MUELLER AREA TO, UM, DOWNTOWN WEST CAMPUS, EAST AUSTIN, UM, DOWN SOUTH SOUTH LAMAR, THOSE AREAS, ALL RIGHT, NOW HAVE SOME PRECINCTS THAT ARE EXCEEDING THE 5,000, UM, UH, THRESHOLD THAT WE HAVE, WHICH HAS NOT BEEN LOOKED AT FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS BY THE LEGISLATURE.

AND MAYBE SOMETHING THAT IN THE NEXT SESSION, YOU KNOW, MAYBE A CONTEMPLATION FOR COUNTY SAID OFFER VOTE CENTERS.

BUT AT THIS TIME WE HAVE TO ABIDE BY THAT.

SO WE ARE TAKING A VERY GOOD LOOK BECAUSE I WILL TELL YOU, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PRECINCTS OVER HALF THAT ARE WELL BELOW, AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 2,500 REGISTERED VOTERS TO JUST A HUNDRED, SEVERAL HUNDRED IN A NUMBER OF PRECINCTS AS WELL.

SO WE, WE IT'S A BALANCING ACT, BUT IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THIS FALL.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

I DON'T SEE ANY MORE HANDS.

ANYONE ELSE BEFORE WE LET GRETCHEN GO.

OKAY, GREAT.

GRETCHEN NAVY.

IT'S SO GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

UM, THANK YOU.

AND I'M SURE WE'LL BE IN TOUCH VERY SOON.

YES, YES, DEFINITELY.

THANK YOU.

AND, UM, I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.

THIS IS A, IT'S A HUGE TASK, BUT, UM, IT'S, UH, IT, THERE'S A LOT OF REWARDS FOR IT.

AND SO, UM, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

OKAY.

GOODNIGHT.

OH, ALL RIGHT.

OUR NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS, UH, THREE B AN UPDATE FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP.

SO WE'LL RUN THROUGH THE, THE MOST OF THE NEW BUSINESS HERE.

AND THEN, LIKE I SAID EARLIER, WE'LL COME BACK TO UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

AND SO THIS WILL BE AN UPDATE FROM KRISHA CALLED IT OFF.

HELLO, Y'ALL GOOD EVENING.

UM, SO WE'VE BEEN PRETTY BUSY.

SO I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT THE COMMS WORKING GROUP HAS BEEN DOING REALLY GREAT WORK.

UM, EVERYBODY'S KIND OF MANAGING THEIR OWN LANE AND WE THINK THAT ALLOWS FOR US TO REALLY GET A LOT DONE.

SO, UM, FIRST, UH, THING IS, UH, COMMIT COMMISSIONER YI ALONG WITH, UH, CHRISTINE HAS BEEN, UM, MANAGING THE WEBSITE UPDATES AND BY WEBSITE, I MEAN, SPECIFICALLY REDISTRICT THAT WORK.

AND AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THE UPDATES THAT WE REQUESTED ARE MOSTLY COMPLETE AS OF NOW, UM, THE CHANGES ARE PRIMARILY NEW VERBIAGE, REMOVING UNNECESSARY CONTENT, SO THAT THE INFORMATION THERE IS MORE RELEVANT TO WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW VERSUS THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

UM, WE HAVE A FEW MORE CHANGES WE NEED TO GET DONE, AND WE'RE CURRENTLY NEGOTIATING THAT WITH OUR DEVELOPER.

UM, WE ARE WORKING WITH THE CITY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF THAT DOMAIN.

UH, WE'RE PRETTY SURE IT'S GOING TO EXPIRE IN THE FALL, BUT WE HAVEN'T FIGURED IT OUT YET.

SO HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE SOME INFORMATION ON THAT SOON.

UM, KUDOS TO COMMISSIONER GORDON WHO CREATED A VIDEO THAT I KNOW LIVES ON INSTAGRAM, IS IT, I THINK IT'S ALSO ON FACEBOOK, BUT, UM, THIS MIGHT BE A USEFUL RESOURCE FOR US.

WHEN FOLKS REACH OUT TO YOU AND ASK YOU HOW TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE MAPS, UH, COMMISSIONER FARRAKHAN, UH, PUT THIS TOGETHER FOR US.

SO I'VE JUST, YOU KNOW, BEEN SENDING THAT TO FOLKS WHEN THEY ASK ME FOR A COPY OF MAPS, JUST COPY AND PASTE THE LINK, UM, IS A GREAT RESOURCE FOR THAT.

UM, I SENT OUT SOME TALKING POINTS OR OTHER THIS WEEK, AND I DID MY BEST TO TRANSLATE THEM IN SPANISH, ALTHOUGH IT WAS DEFINITELY NOT AS THOROUGH AS I COULD HAVE A JOB I COULD HAVE DONE, UM, UH, SHAREPOINT, THIS, PUT THOSE TOGETHER.

UM, DEFINITELY FEEL FREE TO USE

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THAT AS A FOUND IT USEFUL AS AN OUTLINE, DEFINITELY FOR FRAMING THE CONVERSATION.

UM, WE HAD ANOTHER FEW INTERVIEWS ON FOX AND TELEMUNDO AUSTIN THIS WEEK.

I WILL SEND THOSE LINKS OUT ON MONDAY WITH THE OTHER MATERIALS IN THE ROUNDUP.

UM, I'VE BEEN SENDING OUT, UH, JUST KIND OF CONTINUED UPDATE ON SENDING OUT THE PRESS RELEASE THAT CHRISTINE ON ISLES PUTS TOGETHER FOR US EVERY WEEK, SINCE OUR, ON MONDAY TO OUR LIST.

THAT INCLUDES, UM, DIFFERENT FOLKS FROM THE MEDIA AND COMMUNITIES AND, UH, YOU KNOW, DIFFERENT LISTS THAT WE'VE PUT TOGETHER.

UM, GETTING SOME GOOD FEEDBACK FROM THAT.

FOLKS ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATIVE THAT WE'RE REACHING OUT.

THERE'S DEFINITELY A DESIRE TO, UH, KNOW MORE SO THAT'S GOOD.

AND, UM, YEAH, SO THAT'S THE, UH, THAT'S EVERYTHING.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THE COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP HAS BEEN DOING SOME TREMENDOUS HEAVY LIFTING, AND I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND RECOGNIZE THAT.

SO THANK YOU.

UM, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THEM? I KNOW STATS.

YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THEM BEFORE WE MOVE TO THE NEXT UPDATE? OKAY, WONDERFUL.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO SKIP ITEMS THREE C UPDATE FROM HIRING WORKING GROUP.

THERE ARE NO UPDATES.

UH, THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THREE D AN UPDATE FROM THE FINANCE SUB COMMITTEE.

UH, YEAH.

SO NOTHING MAJOR.

UM, WE'RE AT ABOUT 6% LEGIT UTILIZATION OR ABOUT $8,500 OF THE 150 K WE'VE BEEN ALLOTTED.

UM, WE'VE DECIDED TO GO AHEAD AND REALLOCATE ABOUT $10,000 OUT OF THE PLACEHOLDER.

WE ORIGINALLY ALLOCATED FOR, UH, THE MAPPING CONSULTANT, UH, OVER TO THE COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH, UH, BUDGET, UH, INCREASING IT TO, UH, 13 K UM, FOR SOME SPONSORED ADS.

I I'M ASSUMING.

AND THEN, UM, I THINK THE LARGEST SPEND ITEM THAT'S COME THROUGH, UH, SINCE LAST MEETING WAS THE ADMIN MANAGER, UH, INVOICE.

UM, ANYTHING ELSE I'M MISSING? I THINK THAT'S ABOUT IT.

YES.

YES.

THERE WAS ONE SMALL THING THAT I DON'T, I'M NOT SURE MS. UH, MAYBE VICE-CHAIR GONZALEZ CAN SPEAK TO THIS THAT MAY, THE TRANSACTION MAY HAVE GONE THROUGH, BUT WE'RE UPGRADING OUR ZOOM ACCOUNT.

YEAH.

SO WE'LL BE UPGRADING OUR ZOOM ACCOUNT TO INCLUDE THE WEBINAR FEATURE, UM, WHERE COMMISSIONERS ARE PANELISTS ON ZOOM AND THEN THE PUBLIC, UM, AND EVERYONE ELSE IN ATTENDANCE, OUR ATTENDEES, UM, IS AS THE COMMISSIONER CANON'S HAND.

YEAH.

UM, UH, THE ONLY REASON I WAS GOING TO ASK IS THAT I KNOW WE'RE PLANNING TO SPEND SOME ADDITIONAL DOLLARS FOR ADVERTISING AND MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE SEE THE, UH, INVITES FOR THE PUBLIC FORUM.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE AN EQUITABLE AND THAT WE'VE SPENT THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY ACROSS, BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT SOMEONE TO POINT AND SAY, WE ONLY DID IT FOR SOME DISTRICTS, NOT THE OTHERS.

I'M NOT SAYING WE CHANGE ANYTHING, JUST SOMETHING FOR US TO BE AWARE OF IN CASE THIS GETS ASKED.

SO WE'D BETTER HAVE A STORY TO TELL THEM WHY WE'RE DOING WHAT WE'RE DOING.

THAT'S ALL.

THANK YOU FOR THAT COMMENT.

I STARTED DELL.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANTED TO JUMP IN ABOUT ZOOM BECAUSE I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THEM TODAY.

YEAH.

SO THANK YOU FIRST.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER MORRIS FOR THE FINANCE UPDATE AND THANK YOU, UH, SHAREPOINT US FOR, UM, FILLING IN THAT ZOOM GAP.

SO WE ARE ADDING A WEBINAR, UM, EXTENSION TO OUR CURRENT PRO ACCOUNT, AND THAT WILL COST US ABOUT $80 A MONTH TO BE ABLE TO DO PANELISTS AND MODERATORS.

SO WE DON'T HAVE AN ISSUE THAT WE RAN INTO LAST NIGHT.

UM, THERE'S CURRENTLY AN ISSUE WITH THAT, WHICH I AM CURRENTLY RESOLVING, APPARENTLY JUST GIVEN A MIX UP IN EMAILS.

UH, OUR ACCOUNT IN THAT EXTENSION IS GOING INTO ANOTHER LUIS GONZALEZ BECAUSE THERE HAPPENS TO BE 80 OF MY NAME IN THE CITY.

UM, SO THERE, UM, AND BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE A BUSINESS ACCOUNT, I COULD NOT EVEN GET, UH, UH, CONNECT TO SOMEONE VIA PHONE.

APPARENTLY THAT IS ONLY SOMETHING FOR A FEATURE FOR A BUSINESS ACCOUNT, A BUSINESS ACCOUNT ZOOM HOLDER.

UM, BUT I DO HAVE A ZOOM CALL TOMORROW AT 1:00 PM.

SO I HOPE THAT THE ISSUE WILL BE RESOLVED BY THEN, UH, WITH PLENTY OF TIME BEFORE OUR SATURDAY FORUM, WHERE WE HOPE TO FIRST UTILIZE THIS NEW PLATFORM.

SO $80 A MONTH, UM, AND HOPE TO HAVE THIS RESOLVED BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

THANK YOU, JEFF.

DID YOU REALIZE TO A ZOOM CONVERSATION, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FINANCES HERE, BUT I ALSO WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE MENTIONED THAT THERE WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL POTENTIAL,

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UM, CHARGED TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO WOULD OPERATE OUR ZOOM MEETINGS FOR US.

UM, SO THAT NONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING THAT IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR FORUMS. UM, AND I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER, HAD, UM, A COUPLE OF ESTIMATES FOR THE RANGE OF THE COST PER FORUM.

WOULD YOU MIND, UM, TELLING US WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT COMMISSIONER OR I JUST, UM, REACHED OUT TO SOME PEOPLE AT THE CITY WHO DO THIS.

SO, UM, JUST KIND OF, IT'S HARD TO GET AN EXACT ESTIMATE BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY SINCE WE HAVE A COUPLE COMING UP THAT THEY WOULD, PEOPLE WOULD BE WILLING TO BUNDLE THEM TOGETHER FOR US.

SO, YOU KNOW, I THINK WE COULD KIND OF HAVE SOMETHING LOWER IF WE MAYBE HIRED SOMEONE STARTING OUT, BUT FOR, YOU KNOW, A PROFESSIONAL WHO'S DONE IT FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND CAN KIND OF TRACK THINGS FOR US.

UM, WHAT I'M GETTING BACK IS ABOUT THE ONE 50 TO 200 RANGE.

SO, UM, WE CAN THINK THROUGH THAT, I KNOW THAT WE HAVE THREE MORE FORUMS. I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE, I'M SORRY, I MIGHT'VE JUST CALCULATED.

I'M THINKING AS I SPEAK, BUT I KNOW THAT WE HAVE AT LEAST FOUR MORE FORUMS THAT SILO LEWIS, I HAVE THESE SMALL, UH, BUT WE HAVE FOUR MORE FORUMS, UM, THAT ARE DEFINITELY VIRTUAL.

AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE THE ONES, UM, IN SEPTEMBER.

SO WE CAN CERTAINLY CONTINUE TO HAVE THOSE DISCUSSIONS, UM, JUST DEPENDENT WHEN WE MAKE FINAL DECISIONS ON HOW MANY WE WOULD LIKE, ET CETERA.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, SIR.

ANY MORE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS BEFORE WE MOVE TO THE NEXT ITEM? OKAY, GREAT.

THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THREE E AN UPDATE FROM THE FINAL REPORT SUBCOMMITTEE, COMMISSIONER CANNON.

THANKS HERE.

I DON'T HAVE TOO MANY UPDATES.

I GOT LOCKED OUT OF MY ACCOUNT, SO THAT TOOK ABOUT THREE OR FOUR DAYS TO FIX, AND I FINALLY HAVE IT RESTART BACK, CATCHING UP.

UH, THANKS.

PROCEED FOR SITTING AT THE COMBINED DOCUMENTS.

I'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THEM AND I'M HOPING TO GET THEM ALL, UM, INTO THE DOC, UM, EARLY NEXT WEEK, I'M TRYING TO WORK OR WORK ON IT THIS WEEKEND AND HOPEFULLY DOING COMMERCIAL ART AND CAN START TO, TO SIFT THROUGH THAT FROM THERE.

THAT'S MY UPDATE.

THAT'S FINE.

AND JUST TO CLARIFY, THOSE SUMMARIES FROM CHRISTINE ARE, UM, FROM ALL OF OUR PUBLIC FORUMS, AS WELL AS INTEGRATING ANY COMMENT WE'VE GOTTEN FROM THE PUBLIC VIA EMAIL.

CORRECT.

OKAY, GREAT.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FOR, UM, THE FINAL REPORT SUBCOMMITTEE BEFORE WE MOVE ON? OKAY.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE TO UNFINISHED BUSINESS AND THEN WE'LL END OUR MEETING TONIGHT WITH THREE F THE HOUSEKEEPING.

SO THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS ITEM TWO, A, UH, THIS IS THE UPDATE FROM THE PUBLIC FORUM WORKING GROUP, INCLUDING IN ONE CALENDAR CHANGES AND TO, UH, MAPS FOR PRINTOUTS, WHICH I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR A LITTLE BIT ABOUT FROM MR. CORBELL WHEN WE GET TO THAT ITEM, BUT FIRST VICE-CHAIR GONZALEZ WILL PROVIDE THE UPDATES.

YEAH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SHARE, UH, FIRST OFF, I JUST WANT TO THANK, UH, PUBLIC FORUM WORKING GROUP FOR EXCEPTIONAL WORK, UM, IN CHINA LOCATE VENUES AND, AND JUST BEING FLEXIBLE WHILE WE'RE STILL NAVIGATING A CURRENT, ALMOST STAGE FIVE, I BELIEVE WE'RE IN STAGE FIVE, UH, PANDEMIC RISK LEVEL.

UM, SO THANK YOU EVERYONE.

I KNOW, EVEN FOR DISTRICT THREE THAT WE HAVE ON SATURDAY, THE COMMISSIONERS REPRESENT THAT DISTRICT COMMISSIONER LEY AND COMMISSIONER MORRIS SORT OF BEEN PULLED INTO SOME OF THE WORK.

UH, SO I REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S EFFORTS.

UM, ULTIMATELY FOR, YOU KNOW, , WE WERE, OUR CHOICES ENDED UP BEING A HOTEL MEETING SPACE OR A THEATER AT THE GROUND FLOOR THEATER.

UM, ULTIMATELY EITHER OF THOSE LOCATIONS WERE BIG ENOUGH, UM, GIVEN THE PANDEMIC LEVEL TO COMFORTABLY, UH, HAVE A FORUM, UH, COMPARE THAT TO MAYBE THE GYMNASIUM AT THE GUS GARCIA REC CENTER, WHERE WE HAD EVERYONE SOCIAL DISTANCE AND EVERYONE IN A LINE, UH, THE MEETING SPACE WAS ABOUT 1200 SQUARE FEET AND THE GROUND FLOOR THEATER.

UH, THEY WANTED US TO CAP IT AT ABOUT 40 50 PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE COMMISSIONERS AND OUR STAFF.

SO THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT HALF THE ROOM CAPACITY THERE, UH, FOR DISTRICT FIVE, ALTHOUGH WE MADE GREAT EFFORTS, OUR BEST OPPORTUNITY, THERE WAS THE ALAMO DRAFT HOUSE ON SOUTH LAMAR.

UM, AND THEY WERE CHARGING ABOUT, UH, I'M SORRY, COMMISSIONER , UH, HEAD SHAKES OF POLICE, CORRECT ME IF ANY OF THIS IS WRONG.

BUT WHAT I HAD WAS A $2,500, UM, QUOTE FROM THE ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE.

AND AGAIN, WHAT SOME CAPACITY IS IN TERMS OF ATTENDEES, UH, AGAIN, WITH THE RISING IMPACT OF COVID, UM, AND OUR CITY

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BALANCED WITH ANOTHER PRIORITY OF ENSURING THAT ALL OF OUR FORUMS ARE EQUALLY AT, UM, EQUAL ACCESS, UH, TO THE COMMUNITY.

WE ENDED UP ON THIS, UH, MIXED APPROACH THAT WE SORT OF TOUCHED ON IN OUR LAST MEETING, WHERE WE KEPT THE VENUES THAT WE HAD CONFIRMED AND DID NOT CANCEL.

SO THAT BEING DISTRICT TO THE MENDEZ MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCATION AND DISTRICT ONE, THE CARVER MUSEUM, AND WE TURNED THE REST THEM, UH, THAT DID NOT HAVE CURRENT CONFIRMED LOCATIONS AT THE TIME OF THIS PAST MONDAY AND TO VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES.

SO THAT, UM, AND IN ADDITION TO THE LAST NIGHTS, THAT WOULD BE THE SATURDAYS FOR DISTRICT THREE, UH, AUGUST 10TH, UM, WOULD BE DISTRICT, EXCUSE ME, AUGUST 17TH WOULD BE DISTRICT FIVE.

AND THEN OF COURSE WE HAVE THE TWO IDENTIFIED CITY-WIDE VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE ON AUGUST 21ST AND AUGUST 27TH.

UM, WE ARE STARTING AS A PUBLIC WORKING GROUP AS COMMISSIONER FLUB ALLUDED TO, UM, ON LOOKING FOR POTENTIAL VENUES FOR THE COUNTY PRECINCTS FOR SEPTEMBER, BUT THERE IS AN UNDERSTANDING AGAIN WITH THE PANDEMIC THAT THOSE COULD BE VIRTUAL AS WELL.

UH, SO WE'RE IN DOING SIMULTANEOUS WORK AND LOOKING FOR VENUES, BUT UNDERSTANDING WE COULD BE USING ZOOM AS WELL.

SO WE HOPE TO HAVE A UPDATE ON THAT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

UM, AND I BELIEVE THAT IS, UH, YOU KNOW, I JUST APPRECIATE AGAIN EVERYONE'S EFFORTS.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU IN ADVANCE TO ALL THE COMMISSIONERS FOR BEING FLEXIBLE WITH THIS APPROACH.

I FEEL LIKE, AGAIN, FOR THE REASONS STATED WE HAVE TO BE, UM, AND WE'RE DOING OUR BEST TO UPDATE THE FULL COMMISSION AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN.

UM, THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO REPORT, BUT I WOULD APPRECIATE SHERIFF, UH, COMMISSIONER CAMBO, COMMISSIONER CLOUD GONE, OR COMMISSIONER YE WHO DO, UH, SUPPORT WITH THIS WORK.

HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO ADD THAT I MAY HAVE MISSED? SORRY.

I MUTE MYSELF.

UM, WAS THERE ANYONE FROM THE HIRING, UM, PUBLIC FORUM WORKING GROUP THAT WANTED TO, UM, SUPPORT OR ADD TO ANYTHING THAT VICE CHAIR GONZALEZ SAID? COMMISSIONER CAMPER.

THANK YOU.

UM, WELL, JUST TO SAY, LOUISE AND THE REST OF YOU'VE ALL DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB.

UM, I, I WILL PROVIDE HOPEFULLY ANOTHER UPDATE BY THE NEXT TIME WE MEET, BUT I HAVE REACHED OUT TO THE PUBLIC LIBRARY, UM, TO ASK WHETHER THERE'S A POTENTIAL TO HAVE HANDOUTS AVAILABLE FOR THE PUBLIC.

IT'S STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS TO SEE WHAT THEY'RE ALLOWING, BUT, UM, I JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE THAT AVAILABLE.

MAYBE IT CAN HELP TO GET PEOPLE TO BE MORE ENGAGED.

UM, SO I'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW THAT GOES WHEN I RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LOOKING INTO THAT.

I KNOW YOU HAD LAST WEEK, YOU HAD ALSO MENTIONED, UM, FACEBOOK LIVE AND, UM, STAMPS PROVIDED WITH ENVELOPES FOR PEOPLE THAT PHYSICALLY MAILING THOSE HANDOUTS.

WAS THAT PART OF YOUR CONVERSATION WITH THE LIBRARY? YEAH, NOT, NOT FACEBOOK, BUT THE ENVELOPES AND STAMPS I'VE.

I SENT IT IN THE EMAIL.

I ALSO, I WASN'T ABLE TO SPEAK WITH SOMEBODY WHO IS A MANAGER ADMIN AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, BUT THAT'S LIKE THE MAIN LOCATION.

SO I LEFT HER A VOICE MESSAGE, BUT THE LIBRARIAN I SPOKE WITH SEEMED TO THINK IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO AT LEAST LEAVE THE HANDOUTS.

SO I WAS THINKING THAT AT THE VERY LEAST, UM, THEY WOULD BE OKAY WITH STAMPS AND ENVELOPES, BUT I'M NOT POSITIVE YET.

I'LL WAIT UNTIL I RECEIVE RESPONSE AND THEN I'LL LET YOU KNOW.

SURE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I JUST WANTED TO TAKE THE TIME TO TAKE COMMISSIONER KAMBO FOR THAT EFFORT.

I KNOW SHE'S REALLY BEEN SPEARHEADING THAT AND KIND OF TAKING IT ON.

SO I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE UPDATE IN OUR NEXT PUBLIC FORUMS WORKING MEETING, AND THAT IS TO BE SCHEDULED SOMETIME EARLY NEXT WEEK.

SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN HAVE AN UPDATE ON THAT ITEM.

UH, THANK YOU, CHAIR.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER CAMPBELL.

GREAT.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR VICE CHAIR CONSULTANTS, COMMISSIONER HARDEN? UM, WELL, FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU'RE DOING, AND IT'S ALL OCCURRED TO ME IN HEARING ABOUT THAT MAYBE HEB, UM, MIGHT BE HEAVILY TRAFFIC.

IT BE HEAVILY IN PRACTICAL LOCATIONS THAT MIGHT ALLOW US TO PUT IN SUMMATION THERE FOR PATRONS TO PICK UP WHERE THEY HAVE A NEWS PERIODICALS, JUST A THOUGHT.

THANK

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YOU.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FOR THE PUBLIC FORUM WORKING GROUP? OKAY.

UM, I ALSO WANTED TO ADDRESS THE MAP FOR PRINTOUTS DISCUSSION THAT WE ARE RETURNING TO FROM LAST WEEK, MR. KORBEL, I BELIEVE THAT YOU RECEIVED SOME UPDATED MAPS.

I ALSO KNOW THAT MATT HAD SENT, UM, A REVISED AND UPDATED MAP FOR US TO INCLUDE IN OUR WORKSHEET PRONOUNCED.

UM, BUT MR. CRIMINAL, I WONDER IF YOU COULD JUST SPEAK TO, UH, THE MAPS THAT YOU DO HAVE NOW? WELL, UM, MATT, I THINK IS ESSENTIALLY A MAP THAT NOW INCLUDES ALL OF THE, ALL OF THE, UM, FOR, FOR YOUR, FOR YOUR PRINT OUTS.

UM, AND WHAT THEY'VE GIVEN ME SO FAR IS THEY'VE GIVEN ME A MAP OF A SHAPE FILE OVER THE SHIT, WHAT THE SHAPE FILE IS, IS EXACTLY WHAT THAT IS, BUT THAT SAYS IT'S JUST THE SHAPE OF THE, UM, OF THE DISTRICT.

AND THEY'VE GIVEN ME A SHAPE FILE OF YOUR HIV OR SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICTS.

AND THEN, UM, BUT THAT SHAPE DOESN'T INCLUDE THE ANNEXED AREAS, BUT THEN I HAVE ANOTHER SHAPE FILE, WHICH IS OF THE ENTIRE CITY, SO THAT I CAN, I CAN ASSIGN THE, UM, UM, ANNEXED AREAS TO THE RIGHT DISTRICTS.

IT WILL TAKE SOME, IT WILL TAKE SOME DIGITATION, BUT WE'LL, UH, WE'LL GET, WE CAN GET THAT DONE.

UM, I'VE NEVER DEALT WITH US IN A SITUATION WHERE WE WEREN'T ABLE TO GET A COMPLETE MAP OF THE CITY, UH, WITH, WITH THE DISTRICTS OR OF THE COUNTY OR WHATEVER, BUT, UM, WE'RE IN A SITUATION WHERE A WEEK WHERE IT'S NOW DOABLE.

SO AT LEAST I HAVE AT LEAST I HAVE THAT DATA, BUT IT'S, UM, IN ANY EVENT, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I HOPE WE HAVE, IT SOUNDS LIKE WE HAVE EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED TO DO OUR JOB HERE.

OKAY, GOOD.

VICE CHAIR, GONZALEZ, JUST ON THE TOPIC OF, UH, MAPS AND IT'S A VERY SMALL DETAIL, BUT I DID WANT THE COMMISSION TO KNOW.

UM, SO AT OUR IN-PERSON FORUMS, WE USUALLY HAVE MAP WORKSHEETS, UM, FOR OUR ATTENDEES.

AND THEY'RE SPECIFIC TO THE DISTRICT, UH, SINCE WE ARE ONLY HAVING TWO MORE IN-PERSON FORMS FOR THE NEAR FUTURE, I DID ASK MATT AND CHRISTINE TO KIND OF COLLABORATE, ENSURE THAT ALL THE MAPS FOR THE REMAINING FORMS ARE AT THOSE TWO IN-PERSON LOCATIONS.

UH, JUST IN CASE WE'RE GETTING GUESTS FROM OTHER DISTRICTS BESIDES ONE AND TWO.

UH, SO FOR EXAMPLE, UM, WE HAVE DISTRICTS FIVE, UH, REMAINING IN DISTRICT THREE, THIS SATURDAY, I'M HOPING THAT WE CAN HAVE ALL OF THOSE WORKSHEETS, UH, PHYSICALLY PRINTED IN AT THESE FORUMS. SO THAT IS THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IN TERMS OF, UH, THE ACTUAL DETAILS AND FUNCTIONING OF OUR IN-PERSON PUBLIC FORUMS. THAT UPDATE.

YEAH, THAT'S, THAT'S A GOOD ONE.

UM, OKAY, SO WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS TO BE UPDATE FROM THE CITY ABOUT EMAILS AND CONTRACTS, MATT.

HEY, THANK YOU, CHAIR.

UM, AND I JUST FIRST WANTED TO SAY, UM, KUDOS TO YOU ALL FOR CONDUCTING THIS COMMUNICATION PROCESS RIGHT NOW WITH, UM, SUMMERTIME PEOPLE'S VACATIONS, UH, THE PANDEMIC THAT'S, THAT'S GETTING TO OUR ASSISTS A REALLY DIFFICULT TASK.

SO, UM, GOOD ON Y'ALL FOR THAT, FOR THE WORK YOU'RE DOING, UH, UPDATE FOR THE EMAIL, UH, YOU SHOULD HAVE ALL GOTTEN AN EMAIL, A TEST EMAIL LAST NIGHT, UM, TIER BOARD AND COMMISSION EMAIL ADDRESS, HOW WE GET THAT FORWARD IT BACK TO ME AND, UH, THE GUY WHO SENT IT SO THAT WE KNOW AT WORK THAT YOU RECEIVED IT, UM, THING ON MY END FOR FIVE MORE PEOPLE TO, UH, TO SEND THAT BACK TO CONFIRM THAT THEY GOT THAT, THAT TESTING THEY'LL ADDRESS.

UM, AND THAT'S WHERE THE, THE DISTRIBUTION LIST.

I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THAT.

SORRY TO INTERRUPT.

YEAH.

CHRISTINE, DID YOU WANT TO JUMP IN? I DID MATT.

UM, I DIDN'T GET THAT EMAIL, IS IT BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A CITY EMAIL ADDRESS? NO.

UM, THE, THE DISTRIBUTIONS WAS FIRST CREATED WITH THE 14 COMMISSIONERS, UM, EMAIL ADDRESSES.

AND THEN I ASKED TO ADD YOURS, UM, DAVID RICHARDS IN GEORGE CORNELL'S EMAILS AS WELL.

UM, SO THAT SHOULD, THAT SHOULD HAPPEN FAIRLY SOON.

UM, UH, AND I'LL, HE I'LL LET YOU KNOW, AND I'LL SEND OUT ANOTHER TEST EMAIL ONCE THAT ONCE THOSE THREE EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE ADDED.

UM, SO YEAH, AND THEN CONTRACTS, UM, GOT THE CONTRACT FROM, FROM SHAREPOINT AS FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER POSITION SENT THAT TO OUR LAW DEPARTMENT.

THEY LOOKED IT OVER, THOUGHT IT LOOKED GOOD, BUT WANTED IT TO INCLUDE MORE INFORMATION ON THAT JOB

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DESCRIPTION, UM, WHICH, UH, SHAREPOINT HAS ALSO SENT BACK OVER.

SO, UH, LEE CRAWFORD, THE CITY'S LAW DEPARTMENT IS WORKING ON THAT ADDITIONAL LETTER TO ADD TO THE LETTER OF ENGAGEMENT FOR THE, UH, ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER.

UM, UH, AND THAT SHOULD, AS FAR AS I KNOW, THAT SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THE, THE CONTRACT FOR THE, UM, CHRISTINE GROUNDED DOSE ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER POSITION, WHICH WILL BE GOOD.

CAUSE WE WERE WORKING ON THAT FOR A WHILE.

THANK YOU, MATT AND CHRISTINE? YES, GO AHEAD.

SORRY, MATT, DID YOU ASK ABOUT IF WE HAVE TO FILL THOSE OUT, SORRY TO BORE YOU WITH THIS.

OH, I DIDN'T ASK THAT.

THANKS FOR THE REMINDER.

LET ME, UM, LET ME CHECK ON THAT AND GET BACK TO YOU.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

I WANT TO CIRCLE BACK TO ITEM TWO H THAT WAS UNDER ARMS ARE THREE H NEW BUSINESS HOUSEKEEPING.

SO LAST WEEK WE TOUCHED ON THE TOPIC OF EMAILS COMING IN THROUGH THAT, UM, EMAIL ADDRESS THAT MATT WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT ICRC DOT COMMISSIONERS AT AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV.

UM, AND SO TODAY I WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON HOW THE COMMISSION WILL RESPOND TO THESE EMAILS.

ALL CITIZEN COMMUNICATION RESPONSE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO CHRISTINE GRANADOS, AND SHE WILL CONFER WITH THE CHAIR IF NECESSARY.

AND THEN IF COMMISSIONERS HAVE SOMETHING THEY WOULD LIKE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, IN RESPONSE TO ANY OF THESE EMAILS THAT WE ARE ALL RECEIVING, UM, PLEASE THEY CAN REPLY TO CHRISTINE WITH, UH, WITHIN THE EMAIL OR YOU CAN FORWARD THE CITIZEN COMMUNICATION, INCLUDING YOUR COMMENTS, UH, WHICH CHRISTINE CAN INCLUDE IN HER RESPONSE TO THAT CONCERN CITIZEN.

SO ESSENTIALLY, UM, THE RESPONSES TO ANY CITIZEN COMMUNICATION SHOULD EITHER COME FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER OR FROM THE CHAIR.

UM, I ALSO WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO LAST NIGHT'S FORUM FOR YOUR PROFESSIONALISM, AND ALSO IN PICKING UP AND MOVING ON, UH, TODAY TO WORK, TO INCREASE THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR OUR ZOOM MEETINGS IN THIS PANDEMIC AREA, UH, RATHER ERA.

UM, SO JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY WHO WAS THERE AT LAST NIGHT.

UM, WERE THERE ANY OTHER HOUSEKEEPING MATTERS FROM, UM, FROM ANYONE HERE BEFORE WE GO TO OUR FINAL ORDER OF BUSINESS? RECONCILE IS SHARON.

I ACTUALLY MAY NEED SOME INSTRUCTION HERE IF YOU, UH, COULD BE PATIENT WITH ME.

BUT I BELIEVE IN OUR LAST WEDNESDAY MEETING, THERE WAS AN AGENDA ITEM SPECIFICALLY ABOUT MEMBERSHIP ON THE PUBLIC FORUM WORKING GROUP.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF WE GOT TO THAT ITEM AND I WONDERING IF THAT COULD BE A HOUSEKEEPING ITEM IN HERE, UH, FOR TODAY'S MEETING OR HOW WE COULD GO ABOUT REVISITING AN ITEM THAT WE UNFORTUNATELY MISSED IN A PREVIOUS MEETING.

I SEE.

UM, IS THERE, ARE THERE ANY COMMISSIONERS HERE WHO WOULD BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO WHETHER WE CAN JUST DROP IN, UM, AN UNFINISHED ITEM FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING IN OUR HOUSEKEEPING CONFECTIONARY, KAREN NOW, COMMISSIONER BLANK.

I BELIEVE WE CAN ADD IT IN AS AN ADDENDUM TO THIS MEETING AND DISCUSS IT BECAUSE IT WAS PART OF THE PUBLISHED AGENDA.

UM, MATT, I ALSO SEE YOUR HAND.

YEAH.

THANKS CHAIR.

COULD YOU JUST COVER THAT UNDER ITEM TWO, A UNFINISHED BUSINESS UPDATE FROM PUBLIC FORUM WORKING GROUP.

I SEE DR.

LANDES NODDING HIS HEAD, IF THAT'S ALL RIGHT WITH EVERYONE.

UM, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

VICE-CHAIR THAT WAS ACTUALLY ON MY MIND AS WELL.

EXCUSE ME.

UM, SO LET'S GO TO TWO A, AGAIN, THE UPDATE FROM PUBLIC FORUM, WORKING FORUM WORKING GROUP, AND WE'LL JUST BRIEFLY COVER WHAT VICE-CHAIR GONZALEZ WAS REFERRING TO REGARDING, UM, THE CHANGE TO THE GROUP.

PERFECT.

SO, UM, IF EVERYONE WOULD, YOU COULD REFER TO OUR AGENDA FROM LAST MEETING, THERE WAS AN AGENDA ITEM ON THERE, THE UPDATE FROM THE PUBLIC FORWARD WORKING GROUP DISCUSSING A POTENTIAL CHANGE OR POTENTIAL ACTION TO OUR MEMBERSHIP OF THE GROUP.

UM, I JUST STAYED AT NOW, UH, AND I ALLUDED TO IT ACTUALLY THAT'S, UH, COMMISSIONER E COMMISSIONERS THAT WE MAY BE, HAS BEEN SUPPORTING THE GROUP.

AND I WOULD OFFICIALLY LOVE TO MAKE THE CHANGE, UM, OF MEMBERSHIP FOR COMMISSIONER YE TO JOIN US ON THE COMMISSION, UH, TO THE WORKING GROUP, EXCUSE ME.

AND THEN I BELIEVE DR.

UH, COMMISSIONER LANDS WAS CURRENTLY ON THE WORKING GROUP, UM, HOPING

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TO REMOVE, UM, FROM THAT WORKING GROUP.

UM, AND AGAIN, FOR, FOR THE SWITCH TO COMMISSIONER YOU, RIGHT? AND SO THIS IS BECAUSE WE HAVE DESIGNED OUR WORK IN GROUPS TO