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IT IS 6:01 PM.

WE

[Independent Citizen’s Redistricting Commission]

HAVE 10 OUT OF 14 COMMISSIONERS PRESENT.

UH, THE INDEPENDENT CITIZENS REDISTRICTING COMMISSION MEETING WILL COME TO ORDER THIS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11TH.

MATT, CAN YOU PLEASE DO ROLL CALL? I'LL CALL YOUR NAME, JUST RAISE YOUR HAND.

UM, SAY HERE LET'S GET AN AUDIO VISUAL CONFIRMATION.

OKAY.

AYE.

MORRIS.

PARDON? HEY THERE GONZALEZ HERE.

LANDS.

YEAH.

KAMBO YEAH.

YEAH.

HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE.

SORRY.

I CALLED YOUR NAME.

ALL RIGHT, MATT.

AND, UM, LET'S GET MATT THE ABILITY TO SHARE HIS SCREEN SO HE CAN TAKE US THROUGH TODAY'S AGENDA.

MATT, ARE YOU WITH US? WE LOST HIM.

IT LOOKS LIKE HE'S FROZEN.

YEAH.

YEAH.

I HAVE MADE MATT CO-HOST AS WELL.

OKAY.

IT WAS ALREADY KIND OF GOING IN AND OUT WHEN HE WAS DOING ROLL CALL.

SO IT'S LIKE, GOD CONNECTION.

I'LL TURN OFF MY CAMERA.

NO, I HEARD HIM AND THEN HE WAS GONE.

HELLO, COMMISSIONER MORRIS.

GLAD YOU COULD JOIN US.

UM, MAYBE YOU CAN SHARE YOUR SCREEN OR, UM, FISHER.

UM, IF YOU HAVE THE AGENDA HANDY AND WE CAN RUN THROUGH THAT.

THANK YOU.

WOULD YOU MIND TAKING US THROUGH THIS? OF COURSE NOT.

UM, SO THE FIRST ACTION, UH, TODAY ON THE AGENDA OR MEETING GOALS, EXCUSE ME, MEETING GOALS FOR TODAY ARE TO RECEIVE UPDATES FROM THE WORKING GROUPS, SUBCOMMITTEES, UH, WORKING GROUPS AND SUBCOMMITTEES, AND TO HEAR A PRESENTATION FROM THE AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AISD.

UM, WE WILL, UH, WE DID THE CALL TO ORDER.

WE HAVE CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE ONE PERSON SIGNED UP FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

WE WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES.

ITEM ONE, ITEM TWO UNFINISHED BUSINESS TO A THERE'S AN UPDATE FROM THE PUBLIC FORUM WORKING GROUP.

UM, ON CALENDAR CHANGES, ITEM THREE, NEW BUSINESS, UH, THREE A IS THE PRESENTATION FROM AISD THREE.

B IS THE UPDATE FROM COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP THREE C UPDATE FROM FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE, THREE D UPDATE FROM FINAL REPORT SUBCOMMITTEE, THREE E HOUSEKEEPING.

WE HAVE FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS AND THEN ADJOURNMENT.

THANK YOU.

UM, I DON'T SEE MATT ON, UM, AND HE NORMALLY EXPELS US WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION, BUT I DO SEE, UM, THAT WE HAVE MR. PECK YOUNG WITH US.

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DID YOU, I THINK THAT YOU HAD SIGNED UP, IS THAT CORRECT, SIR, AT THE REQUEST OF MY, UH, LEADERS, BUT AFTER FURTHER DISCUSSION, WE'LL WITHHOLD OUR COMMENTS TO YOUR NEXT MEETING.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE HERE THIS EVENING FOR THE CITIZEN COMMUNICATION PORTION? OKAY.

SO OUR FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS AGENDA ITEM ONE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE AUGUST 4TH MEETING REVIEW THE MINUTES, PLEASE.

ARE THERE ANY CORRECTIONS TO THE MINUTES? IF THERE ARE NO CORRECTIONS TO THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED, UH, WE WILL START UNDER NEW BUSINESS AND THEN COME BACK TO UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

SO THE NEXT ITEM IS THREE, A THE PRESENTATION FROM THE AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

AND WE WILL HAVE WITH US JACOB BREECH, WHO IS THE CHIEF OFFICER OF GOVERNMENT, TOTAL RELATIONS IN BOARD SERVICES, UH, BETH WILSON, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND ASSETS MANAGEMENT, AND THEN TRUSTEE JERONIMO RODRIGUEZ SAID HE WILL ALSO BE JOINING, UM, OF DISTRICT SIX.

HE'S THE PRESIDENT OF THE AISD BOARD.

SO I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR BEING WITH US THIS EVENING.

AND, UH, I DO SEE BETH AND JACOB.

UM, SO WELCOME, WELCOME.

AND I'M GOING TO PASS THIS OFF TO YOU.

UM, DO YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR SCREENS TO SHOW, UH, THOSE MAPS? WE CERTAINLY CAN.

UM, JACOB, IF, IF YOU WANT TO, UM, START THE PRESENTATION, I WILL, UH, SHARE MY SCREEN.

IF SOMEONE WILL GIVE ME THAT ABILITY, I'M GONNA GO AHEAD.

THIS IS MY CHAIRMAN'S HOUSE.

I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE YOU A COHOST FOR THIS MEETING AND THAT SHOULD ALLOW PRIVILEGES, UM, TO SCREEN SHARE, GIVE ME ONE SECOND.

YOU ARE WELCOME AND I SEE THAT, UM, GERONIMO RODRIGUEZ HAS JOINED US.

HELLO.

HELLO, WELCOME.

HELLO.

AND THEN JUST TO CONFIRM, UM, MS. WILSON, YOU DO, YOU ARE NOW COHOST FOR THIS MEETING, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WILL, OF COURSE.

WELL, UH, THANK YOU MS. WILSON, AND THANK YOU FOR THE COMMISSION FOR HAVING US HERE, ALONG WITH OUR BOARD PRESIDENT.

UH, WE'RE EXCITED TO COME AND SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT AUSTIN STEVE IS DOING WITH THE REDISTRICTING.

SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR DISTRICT.

UH, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE, UM, AT A, UH, SO ONE THING THAT WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU, WHICH MS. WILSON IS NOW, UH, PROJECTING UP HERE IS MAPS OF AISD FACILITIES ALONG WITH, UH, I BELIEVE WE HAVE TWO DIFFERENT ONES ON HERE AND THE FIRST ONE IS THE COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, MAPS.

AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE IT WITH OUR CURRENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MAPS.

AND I'M GONNA, I'M GOING TO TAKE A GUESS HERE.

AND I KNOW MS. WILSON WILL CORRECT ME, BUT I BELIEVE THAT THAT BOLD BLACK LINE IS THE AISD BOUNDARIES AND THE WHITE LINES ARE THE COUNCIL MEMBER BOUNDARIES FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

OKAY.

CORRECT.

AND I'M SORRY, ARE BOTH MEANT DISPLAYING ON YOUR SCREEN? UH, I SEE THE COUNCIL DISTRICT BOUNDARY MAP DISPLAY.

OKAY.

I'LL, I'LL TOGGLE BETWEEN THEM THEN.

OKAY.

UM, SO, UH, AS YOU CAN SEE ON THERE, WE DO HAVE LISTED ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS.

WE HAVE 130 SCHOOLS THAT DOESN'T MEAN 130 SITES BECAUSE SOME OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE ON THE SAME SITE.

AND I DON'T KNOW MS. WILSON, YOU KNOW, OUR NUMBER OF PROPERTIES BY CHANCE.

UM, SCHOOL PROPERTIES, I BELIEVE IS A HUNDRED AND OKAY.

AND WE CAN SEE BOTH OF THEM NOW.

SO BASED ON MY SCREEN, I'M ASSUMING WE'RE ALL LOOKING THE SAME WAY ON MY LEFT IS THE AISD TRUSTEE BOUNDARIES.

SO TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT, AND THEN, UM, TO TURN IT OVER TO OUR BOARD PRESIDENT, UH, OUR TRUSTEES HAVE NINE, UH, POSITIONS, TWO AT LARGE AND SEVEN, UH, IN AREA.

AND SO WHAT YOU SEE HERE ARE THE SEVEN DISTRICTS THAT REPRESENT A GEOGRAPHICAL AREA.

UM, OF COURSE THESE WERE LAST CHANGED IN 2011 DURING THE LAST CENSUS REDISTRICTING.

UM, AND FOR THE MOST PART,

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UH, YOU CAN SEE THAT, UH, OTHER, OTHER THAN THE, THE DISTRICT SEVEN AREA, WHICH HAS KIND OF THAT FAR SOUTHWEST AREA IN ST.

LOUIS DISTRICT FOUR, THAT, UH, MOST OF THEM HAVE, UM, PRETTY COMPACT SCHOOLS.

UH, WHAT THEY'VE BEEN FOCUSED AROUND ON HERE ORIGINALLY, UH, WERE AROUND FEEDER PATTERNS, BUT ARE, BUT TO BE CLEAR, OUR DISTRICT BOUNDARIES DO NOT CLEARLY ALIGN WITH THOSE FEEDER PATTERNS AND THEY WERE NEVER INTENDED TO, BUT IT IS SOMETHING THAT, UH, THAT PEOPLE COMMONLY ASK.

UH, AND SO YOU WOULD SEE A SERIES OF ELEMENTARY THAT FEED INTO A MIDDLE SCHOOL THAT FEED INTO A HIGH SCHOOL, BUT TO PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT OF CONTEXT TO THAT, UM, WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF THOSE TRUE FEEDER PATTERNS.

TYPICALLY WHAT ACTUALLY OCCURS IS THAT ONE ELEMENTARY, UH, MAY HAVE A MAJORITY OF KIDS GOING TO ONE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND A SMALL PORTION GOING TO ANOTHER.

UM, AND THEN OUT OF THAT MIDDLE SCHOOL, SOME MAY GO TO ONE HIGH SCHOOL AND SOME MAY GO TO ANOTHER.

UM, BUT WE COMMONLY SHARE WITH THE PUBLIC.

AND ONE OF THE FIRST QUESTIONS WE GET IS, YOU KNOW, HOW DO THESE BOUNDARIES DIFFERENT FROM YOUR SCHOOL BOUNDARIES AND FROM YOUR FEEDER PATTERN BOUNDARIES? AND THEY ARE ACTUALLY THREE DISTINCT UNIQUE THINGS.

SO OUR CAMPUS BOUNDARIES DO NOT NECESSARILY ALIGN WITH OUR FEEDER POWER FEEDER PATTERN BOUNDARIES, AND THOSE DO NOT NECESSARILY ALIGN WITH OUR TRUSTY BOUNDARIES.

UH, BUT WE WANTED TO SHARE THESE WITH YOU.

WE HOPE THAT THEY WILL BE HELPFUL.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK IF OUR BOARD PRESIDENT, UM, DRANAMO RODRIGUEZ WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ANYTHING ABOUT OUR UPCOMING WORK WITH OUR REDISTRICTING PROCESS, RIGHT? THANK YOU, DR.

REACH, YOU KNOW, I THINK AS YOU ALL KNOW, THE, THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS SET A DATE OF SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2021 FOR THE STATE AND LOCAL REDISTRICTING DATA TO BE CONSIDERED.

I THINK FOR US IN OUR TIMELINE, WE ARE NOW, UM, AS DR.

REACHES HAS BEEN HELPING US DRAFT AN RFP FOR OUR REDISTRICTING EFFORTS.

I THINK FOR US, IN TERMS OF OUR CURRENT DEADLINES, I THINK WE'RE FOCUSED ON MAKING SURE THAT OUR REDISTRICTING IS COMPLETED IN TO GO INTO EFFECT IN OUR NOVEMBER, 2022 ELECTIONS.

AND WHAT THAT MEANS SO FAR IN TERMS OF A TIMELINE IS THAT JUNE 23RD, 2022 IS THE LAST CURRENTLY SCHEDULED VOTING MEETING FOR TRUSTEES TO CONSIDER THESE MAPS WITHOUT CALLING A SPECIAL MEETING.

I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING IS, IS WE ARE HAVING A DISCUSSION WITH OUR TRUSTEES IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.

I THINK IT'S IN OUR NEXT, IS IT OUR NEXT MEETING OR THE NEXT MEETING AFTER THAT, UH, TOMORROW WE WILL GIVE AN UPDATE ON REDISTRICTING TOMORROW.

WE WILL GIVE AN UPDATE ON REDISTRICTING.

ONCE WE FOLLOW THE PUBLIC COMMENTS ON OTHER PRO ON OTHER COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS, WHICH WE MAY END UP HAVING ANOTHER DAY, BUT THAT'S FOR ANOTHER CONVERSATION.

I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE JUST NOW HAVING THE CONVERSATIONS IS WHETHER OR NOT OUR BOARD WILL BE A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE OR WHETHER WE WILL HAVE A SUBCOMMITTEE.

I THINK THOSE ARE ARE THINGS THAT ARE OUTSTANDING AND THE TIMELINE FOR US IS PRETTY DOABLE, BUT I THINK THAT'S KIND OF WHERE, WHERE WE ARE IN THE PROCESS.

AND OBVIOUSLY THERE'LL BE A LOT MORE INPUT BY EACH OF THE TRUSTEES, AS WE KNOW THAT THIS ISN'T REALLY IMPORTANT DISCUSSION AROUND HOW POWER IS DISTRIBUTED IN OUR COMMUNITY AND HOW EQUITABLY IS IT IS DISTRIBUTED IN THE COMMUNITY AS WELL.

SO, SO IMPORTANT QUESTIONS THAT I THINK WE'LL BE HEARING FROM OUR TRUSTEES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UH, WE'D LOVE TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS, UH, BOTH ON WHAT AUSTIN ISD WILL BE DOING WITH OUR OWN REDISTRICTING EFFORTS OR ON WHAT INFORMATION WE MAY HAVE THAT COULD BE USEFUL, WHY THE CITY CONSIDERS THEIR REDISTRICTING EFFORTS.

THANK YOU ALL.

AND I DO WANT TO ALSO POINT OUT THAT OUR MAPPING EXPERT GEORGE KORBEL IS ON THIS CALL AS WELL.

UM, SO I EXPECT HE HAS A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS OR FOLLOW-UPS FOR Y'ALL THAT, UM, THAT WE WOULD ALL BENEFIT FROM HEARING.

AND I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS MYSELF, AND I'M SURE THAT THE COMMISSIONERS DO AS WELL, BUT I'LL START WITH MR. KORBEL, IF YOU DON'T MIND, SIR.

UM, WELL, UH, UH, I JUST THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA SINCE EVERYBODY'S GOING TO BE DOING THIS AT THE SAME TIME THAT WE, THAT WE HAVE THIS, UH, THIS SORT OF A VISIT.

AND, UM, WE DO EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST THAT ARE SHOWN BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE MAPS THAT SAID THAT'S WONDERFUL.

THAT DID MAKE ME THINK OF ONE

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THING THAT I'D LIKE TO MENTION.

CAUSE I KNOW IT'S, UM, ANOTHER QUESTION THAT PROBABLY WE, WE SOMETIMES HEAR FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND I I'M WELL AWARE, COUNCIL MEMBERS HEAR THIS FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS AS WELL, AND THAT'S THAT, UH, BUT I I'M SURE EVERYONE HERE KNOWS IT, BUT JUST TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL IS THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND AUSTIN ISD HAVE VERY DISTINCT BOUNDARIES FROM ONE ANOTHER AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN ACTUALLY REPRESENTS MULTIPLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, WHY THEIR LARGEST REPRESENTATION IS OF COURSE AUSTIN ISD AND THE MAJORITY OF OUR DISTRICT, LIKEWISE FALLS WITHIN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

I THINK WE ONLY HAVE ONE LITTLE EXCEPTION THAT'S OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, BUT THE CITY OF AUSTIN BOUNDARIES THEMSELVES INCLUDE, UH, LAKE TRAVIS ISD, IAN'S ISD, LEANDER ISD, ROUND ROCK ISD, PFLUGERVILLE ISD, MAYNOR ISD DEL VALLEY ISD.

UM, AND EVEN A PORTION OF HAYES COUNTY ISD.

I THINK DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD IS, IS THE ONLY DISTRICT THAT IS IN TRAVIS COUNTY.

THAT'S NOT ALSO IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN.

UM, I LOVE THAT YOU COULD JUST LIST THAT OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD.

UM, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO SAY, UM, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ALL KNOW WHY IT MATTERS THAT WE UNDERSTAND THE OVERLAP WITH THESE BOUNDARIES.

I MEAN, I WOULD THINK THAT ONE THING THAT WE CAN DO IS CONSIDER THE LOCATION OF ALL OF YOUR SCHOOL FACILITIES, UM, IN OUR REDISTRICTING SO THAT, YOU KNOW, IF THEY ALL BELONG TO ONE COMMUNITY IDENTIFIABLE COMMUNITY, THAT THE MEMBERS OF THAT COMMUNITY OR THE FAMILIES ARE IDEALLY REPRESENTED BY ONE TRUSTEE AND ONE CITY COUNSELOR, AND THEY'RE NOT CONFUSED WITH, WELL, WHY, YOU KNOW, WHY IS MY NEIGHBOR REPRESENTED BY A DIFFERENT TRUSTEE OR A DIFFERENT CITY COUNSELOR WHEN WE ALL GO TO THE SAME SCHOOL OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW? UM, SO MAYBE COULD YOU PUT IT INTO YOUR OWN WORDS, WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT TO, TO THE CITY'S REDISTRICTING I'M I'M CERTAINLY HAPPY TO SHARE SOMETHING.

AND I KNOW, UH, AND THEN I'D ASK IF OUR BOARD PRESIDENT HAS ANYTHING HE WANTS TO SHARE, BUT, UM, AGAIN, JUST FROM OUR EXPERIENCE, UH, ON TWO DIFFERENT THINGS, ONE FROM THE COMMUNITY STANDPOINT IS WE, WE ARE AWARE THAT THAT SOMETIMES COMMUNITY MEMBERS, UM, MAY ASK A QUESTION OF THEIR COUNCIL MEMBER REGARDING THEIR SCHOOL.

AND IT MAY ACTUALLY DIRECTLY ALIGN TO SOMETHING WITH THE COUNCIL MEMBER.

IT MAY BE ABOUT TRAFFIC AROUND THEIR SCHOOL.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE COMMONLY HEAR THE TRAFFIC FLOW, OR, UM, JUST THE STOP SIGNS THAT ARE UP.

ARE THERE SAFE CROSSINGS FOR OUR STUDENTS? AND WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE SUCH A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UH, TO WHERE WE WORK AS PARTNERS, UM, AND IN A LOT OF THOSE, UH, AND THEN FROM A GOVERNANCE ISSUE, WHICH I'LL CERTAINLY LET OUR BOARD PRESIDENT TOUCH ON A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL.

IT'S HELPFUL WHEN OUR TRUSTEES CAN PARTNER WITH, UM, THE COUNCIL MEMBERS IN THE CITY, WHEN WE'RE WORKING TOGETHER ON, ON PROJECTS AND ON DIFFERENT PROGRAMS OUT THERE, WE HAVE A LOT OF GREAT PROGRAMS THAT THE CITY DOES FOR AUSTIN ISD.

THEY HELPED SUPPORT OUR PARENTS SUPPORT SPECIALISTS AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND OUR TRUSTEES PLAY A MAJOR ROLE WORKING WITH THEIR COUNTERPART AT THE CITY, UM, TO DISCUSS HOW THESE ARE ALSO PROVIDING A BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, NOT JUST THE CAMPUS.

UH, BUT I, I WOULD CERTAINLY WELCOME OUR BOARD PRESIDENT TO SHARE SOME WORDS ON THAT AS WELL.

THANK YOU GOT TO REACH, YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU'VE DONE A GOOD JOB OF HIGHLIGHTING KIND OF THE, THE RELATIONSHIP THAT WE HAVE WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN IN TERMS OF FUNDING AND THE EFFORTS THAT THEY PROVIDE.

AND IT IS REALLY, IT REALLY DOES TAKE RELATIONSHIPS, COLLABORATION, AND TEAMWORK.

AND I DO THINK TO THE EXTENT THAT OUR DISTRICTS, UM, CAN REFLECT THE CURRENT REALITIES OF BOTH OUR POWER STRUCTURES AND OUR GEOGRAPHY, I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT.

AND I THINK SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE GOING TO PROBABLY DISCERN, AND AGAIN, I'LL SPEAK FOR MYSELF HERE AS WE HAVE NOT HAD THESE DISCUSSIONS WITH THE BOARD IS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COME TO THE REALITY OF THE DIVISION AND BEING IN I 35 BETWEEN THE EAST AND WEST.

I THINK WE'RE ALSO GOING TO HAVE TO REALIZE THAT, YOU KNOW, FOR SOME OF US WHO CAME HERE FOR MYSELF IN THE 1980S, NORTH AND SOUTH, UH, DISTRICTS WERE EASILY REPRESENTED AS YOU COULD GET FROM ONE END OF TOWN TO THE OTHER IN 15, 20 MINUTES.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE CASE ANYMORE.

I THINK YOU'RE ALSO SEEING A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF GROWTH IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE AUSTIN AREA AND OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT.

AND SO I THINK THERE'LL BE SOME DISCUSSIONS AROUND HOW DO

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WE PARALLEL AND LEVERAGE THE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, BUT ALSO LOOK AT HOW WE MIGHT HAVE DISTRICTS FROM EAST TO WEST OR IN SOME OTHER FASHIONS AND TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION FEEDER AND PATTERNS, BUT FEEDER PATTERNS ARE MEANT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, UM, EFFORTS, NOT NECESSARILY FOR POLITICAL POWER.

AND SO, AND THEN AGAIN, I THINK, YOU KNOW, I'LL DEFER TO MR. CORVEL AND OTHERS AROUND THE LEGAL KIND OF DISCERNMENTS AROUND COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST.

AND I THINK FOR US, WE'LL HAVE THE SAME DISCUSSION AROUND WHETHER THERE'S COMMUNITY OF INTEREST IN SOUTH PART, NORTH, NORTHWEST, AND EAST TO WEST AS WELL.

SO I THINK THESE ARE ALL REALLY IMPORTANT ISSUES.

AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THEM SOONER THAN LATER.

I THINK FOR MANY OF US, WE WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE HAD THIS CONVERSATION IN MARCH OF 2021 WHEN THE CENSUS WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE THE DATA COME OUT TO GIVE US MORE TIME.

BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THIS, THIS KIND OF DISCERNMENT EARLY IN THE PROCESS, AND THEN TAKING THIS BACK TO OUR TRUSTEES TO HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS AS WELL.

ABSOLUTELY.

UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK MY, MY MAIN QUESTION TO YOU ALL, AND WHAT YOU'VE SAID IS VERY HELPFUL AND I THINK PARTIALLY ANSWERS THE QUESTION, BUT JUST, UM, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS MOST HELPFUL TO YOU AND TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, UM, THAT THE ICRC CAN CONSIDER, YOU KNOW, AND JUST NAVIGATE THE PROCESS, UM, OF, OF REDISTRICTING AND MAPPING? WHAT, WHAT, HOW CAN WE BE MOST HELPFUL FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, JUST FROM A GOVERNANCE PERSPECTIVE, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT OBVIOUSLY FOR TWO DIFFERENT ENTITIES THAT HAVE THEIR OWN RESPONSIBILITY OBLIGATION AND KIND OF DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS THAT OVERSEE THEM.

I THINK IT'S ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE COMMUNICATING COLLABORATIVELY, THAT WE'RE COMMUNITY OVER-COMMUNICATING, UM, TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME KIND OF PAGE OR UNDERSTAND WHAT, WHAT EACH OF US IS DOING.

CAUSE I, I'M NOT SURE THAT I COULD JUST SAY, WELL, LET'S HAVE A SUBCOMMITTEE OF AISD IN AUSTIN AND KIND OF TRY TO FIGURE IT OUT.

I DON'T, I DON'T THINK FROM A GOVERNANCE PERSPECTIVE, THERE'S A LOT OF FOLKS THAT WOULD BE INTERESTED IN, IN, IN MAKING SURE THAT WE ALL KIND OF WORK TOGETHER.

AND I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY THE BEST IS MAKING SURE THAT WE AT LEAST COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH WHERE WE ARE IN THE PROCESS.

UM, AND LIKE I SAID, OUR TIMELINE IS STILL BEING SET BY OUR, OUR RFP FOR OUR CONSULTANT.

AND THEN I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH OUR TRUSTEES ARE GOING TO WANT TO, UH, HAVE A DISCUSSION AMONG THEMSELVES AROUND WHERE WE ALL ARE, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY WE HAVEN'T MET, WE HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT THESE ISSUES AND, UM, AND THE CITY I THINK HAS A DIFFERENT PROCESS, UM, OF HOW THEY'RE DOING WITH AN INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE.

AND SO I, I JUST THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TOO, TO HAVE, AGAIN, THIS KIND OF DIALOGUE AND ENSURE THAT THERE'S COMMUNICATION, IF AT THE VERY LEAST WITH OUR STAFF, LIKE WITH BETH AND VECTOR DR.

REACH AND OTHERS, I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE GETTING THE INFORMATION THAT, UH, THAT WE NEED AND WHERE YOU ARE IN THE PROCESS.

AND I THINK WE OBVIOUSLY WILL DO THE SAME FOR YOU ALL.

SURE.

I MEAN, CERTAINLY WE CAN INVITE YOU BACK ONCE WE HAVE OUR PRELIMINARY MAPS AND GET YOUR FEEDBACK ON THAT.

RIGHT.

UM, OKAY.

SO I'M GOING TO OPEN THIS UP TO, UM, TO EVERYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM HERE.

UM, IF YOU WANT TO ASK A QUESTION, MAYBE JUST USE THE, RAISE YOUR HAND FEATURE SO WE CAN SEE YOU AT THE TOP, UH, OF, OF THE VIDEOS ON THE SIDE THERE.

GREAT.

I SAW IT KIND OF ALL THE HANDS GO UP AT ONCE.

UM, SO I'LL JUST KIND OF GO FROM THE TOP DOWN AND FROM WHAT I SEE ON MY SCREEN, UM, LET'S HAVE, UM, COMMISSIONER KAMBO AND THEN BLANK, AND THEN KANAAN, AND THEN, UH, CHRISTINE GRANADA RAISE YOUR HAND AS WELL.

GOOD.

THANK YOU.

UM, MY QUESTION IS JUST REGARDING, UM, RACIAL AND INCOME DISPARITIES.

I WAS JUST WONDERING IF YOU COULD TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT.

UM, ANY OF THE ISSUES THAT YOU'VE SEEN ARISE OR YOU THINK COULD POTENTIALLY ARISE IN THE FUTURE REGARDING SCHOOL DISTRICTS? WELL, OBVIOUSLY THE CURRENT, I CAN TALK ABOUT THE CURRENT DISTRICTS.

IT'S VERY CLEAR THAT THERE ARE, UM, CONSOLIDATIONS OF LOW INCOME POPULATIONS AND RACIAL GROUPS THAT ARE CONNECTED TO WHICH PROBABLY SOME OF THEM ARE COMMUNITIES OF INTERESTS THAT ARE OBVIOUSLY PART OF THE LEGAL PROCESS AND OTHERS.

I THINK WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO, ESPECIALLY, UM, WITH THE INCOME LEVEL, I THINK IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW

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YOU, HOW YOU EQUITABLY DISTRIBUTE THAT AMONG THE VOTERS.

AND I THINK, AGAIN, THESE ARE ALL CONVERSATIONS THAT WE'LL HAVE.

UM, AND, AND YOU'LL HEAR ME SAY THIS AGAIN AND AGAIN, UM, I REALLY BELIEVE IN GOVERNANCE.

SO, YOU KNOW, WHAT YOU'RE HEARING IS PROBABLY MY INDIVIDUAL PERSPECTIVE, BUT SERVING MY COLLEAGUES AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD, I THINK WILL DIRECT THESE CONVERSATIONS THAT ARE REALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU BROUGHT UP.

AND I THINK WE, WE SEE WHAT OTHERS SEE IN THAT THERE'S AN ECONOMIC DIVIDE BY AND THEN WE WILL HAVE TO ADDRESS THAT ISSUE AND HOW WE HAVE REPRESENTATION AND WHAT THE CURRENT POWER STRUCTURES ARE AND WHETHER WE ARE WILLING OR INTERESTED IN, IN HAVING, UM, AND CHANGING THOSE.

BUT IT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER BLINK.

THANKS.

UH, I THINK I HAVE A, SORT OF A SIMILAR TYPE OF QUESTION BECAUSE HE SAID SOMETHING THAT WAS INTERESTING TO ME ABOUT, SO THE TRUSTEE MAPS VERSUS THE FEEDER PATTERNS AND HOW THE FEEDER PATTERNS ARE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES AND NOT FOR POLITICAL POWER.

AND SO THAT KIND OF STRUCK ME.

I MEAN, I'M JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, SO I DON'T WANT TO ASSUME ANYTHING HERE, BECAUSE FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, I MEAN, ARE, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS WE NEED TO CONSIDER AS REAL, YOU KNOW, WHAT ARE THE SALIENT FEATURES OF COMMUNITIES AND NOT BREAKING THINGS UP? SO, SO JUST ON ITS FACE, IT SEEMS LIKE THE FEEDER PATTERNS WOULD BE KIND OF MORE IMPORTANT IN SOME WAYS, I DON'T KNOW, JUST IN TERMS OF THINKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, BREAKING UP WHAT I WOULD THINK OF AS COMMUNITIES THAT ARE BASED AROUND SORT OF THE SCHOOL PATTERNS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU WERE DESCRIBING SOME OF THE WAYS IN WHICH YOU GUYS BUILD OUT YOUR, YOUR MAPS.

AND I WAS ALREADY, YOU COULD JUST TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT SINCE IF YOU, YOU KNOW, IF YOU THINK THAT THIS IS SORT OF REPRESENTATIVE IN SOME WAY, YOU'RE MENTIONED SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU GUYS CONSIDER.

AND SO SINCE YOUR MAPS ARE A REFLECTION OF SOME FEATURES OF THE COMMUNITY THAT YOU THINK ARE IMPORTANT TO REPRESENT, I THINK IT'D BE HELPFUL IF WE COULD UNDERSTAND WHAT THOSE FEATURES ARE AS WE'RE TRYING TO MAP THEM ONTO WHAT WE'RE DOING.

YEAH.

I THINK IT'S EARLY ON IN THE CONVERSATION, BUT I THINK TO YOUR POINT, I MEAN, I DID, I DID SAY THAT, AND THAT IS IMPORTANT.

I KNOW FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, AND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT PROTECTED CLASSES AND REDISTRICTING, YOU'VE GOT TO LOOK AT THE FACT THAT 55% OF OUR STUDENTS ARE, ARE HISPANIC.

AND, UM, AND THEN THERE'S THE NEXT CATEGORIES.

AND THEN OBVIOUSLY ALMOST ABOUT THE SAME ARE LOW INCOME IN OUR, IN OUR DISTRICT.

AND DR.

REACH, AS CHRISTINA MENTIONED, IS, IS, UH, IS A FOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE THAT CAN, HE KNOWS THESE NUMBERS BETTER THAN WE DO.

BUT I THINK WHAT WE OBSERVED IS THAT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST HAVE THE ABILITY TO RAISE THEIR VOICES ENGAGED IN THE PROCESS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE REFLECTIVE OF OUR COMMUNITY.

AND I THINK THAT'S, UM, I THINK JOSHUA, YOU BRING UP A GOOD POINT.

I THINK THESE ARE ALL QUESTIONS THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES.

DO WE THINK THAT THESE CURRENT DISTRICTS INCLUDE OUR COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST IN ESPECIALLY THE PROTECTED CLASSES IN A WAY THAT REFLECTS THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE.

UM, AND I'LL JUST GIVE YOU ONE EXAMPLE.

UM, I'VE SERVED ON THE BOARD NOW FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

I WAS THE ONLY LATINO ON THE SCHOOL BOARD OUT OF A REPRESENTATION OF 55% OF THESE, UM, OF THE CHILDREN THAT ARE, THAT ARE LATINO.

NOW, SOME PEOPLE WOULD DISAGREE AND WOULD SAY, WELL, YOU KNOW, THERE'S REPRESENTATION FROM EVERY GROUP.

AND I, I JUST, I JUST THINK THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO ENSURE THAT THERE ARE OPPORTUNITY DISTRICTS FOR, FOR OUR COMMUNITIES TO REPRESENT, BE REPRESENTED IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT THEY'RE IN.

SO AGAIN, I THINK THOSE ARE GOING TO BE FACTORS THAT ARE GOING TO BE CONSIDERED AND MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE, THAT WE'RE CREATING DISTRICTS THAT ARE FAIR AND EQUITABLE.

AND AS, AS, AS I SAID, THIS COMMUNITY HAS GROWN A LOT.

SO THERE'LL BE SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT WHETHER OUR DISTRICTS NEED TO BE NORTH AND SOUTH, THE WAY THEY CURRENTLY KIND OF ARE, OR WHETHER WE REALLY NEED TO LOOK AT EAST TO WEST TO ENSURE THAT COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST IN SOUTH AUSTIN ARE ALL KIND OF CONNECTED TOGETHER.

UM, BUT I, I THINK MY POINT ABOUT THE FEEDER AND AGAIN, MY, MY KIND OF THOUGHT HERE IS FEEDER PATTERNS ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE ONLY REASON TO PUT A DISTRICT TOGETHER AROUND THEM.

UM, BECAUSE I THINK YOU HAVE THOSE OTHER FACTORS THAT ARE, UM, PROTECTED BY LAW THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE AND FIT IN.

SO IT IS SORT OF A, I DON'T WANT TO CALL IT A JIGSAW PUZZLE, BUT IT'S DEFINITELY A DISCERNMENT TO GO THROUGH ALL THESE CONSIDERATIONS AND FACTORS.

SURE.

W TWO, I'LL BE QUICK HERE.

I MEAN, ONE, WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO PROVIDE US WITH THE THEATER PATTERNS ALSO, JUST SO WE COULD HAVE MORE INFORMATION, THAT'D BE GREAT.

YEAH.

I THINK DR.

RICCI, THERE'S A LINK TO THAT AND I THINK THEY'RE THERE ON OUR WEBSITE.

I'VE FOUND THEM AROUND, YOU KNOW, IT'S A LITTLE, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF JUST THE STATIC MAPS, SOMETIMES IT'S A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO JUST GRAB IT.

WE CAN LOOK AROUND FOR THAT.

AND THEN JUST ONE OTHER QUESTION, YOU SAID, YOU KNOW, THE COMMUNITY SERVING THIS AGAINST, AND I'M NOT JUST, SO I UNDERSTAND SORT OF HOW YOU DOES THAT INCLUDE LIKE THE, YOU KNOW, THE, THE ENTIRE POT, YOU KNOW, LET'S SAY ENTIRE POPULATION WITHIN AUSTIN IS THAT, YOU KNOW, THE STUDENTS, YOU KNOW, UH, AND PARENTS, I JUST, HOW DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT FROM THIS, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THIS PROCESS, I'M NOT TAKING GENERALLY HOW YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? I MEAN,

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FOR THE, FOR THE PROCESS OF THESE DISTRICTS? WELL, I THINK, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY WE'LL GET AN EDUCATION FROM OUR LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BECAUSE I JUST ARTICULATED THAT, YOU KNOW, OUR, OUR STUDENTS ARE 55%, FOR EXAMPLE, 51% LATINO, BUT REALLY WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT REDISTRICTING, YOU'RE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT THE VOTERS IN THAT PARTICULAR DISTRICT.

SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A DISTINGUISHING FACTOR.

I THINK WHAT I, WHAT I'M ARTICULATING IS KIND OF AN EQUITY DESIRE OR GOAL.

AND THE REALITY OF THE LAW IS DIFFERENT.

THE REALITY IS THAT IT'S BASED ON THE VOTERS IN THAT PARTICULAR AREA.

AND SO WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THAT DATA AND I THINK THAT'S WHY WE'RE EXCITED.

UM, AND WE'RE EXCITED TO KIND OF LOOK AT THE DATA AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY AS YOU KNOW, THE, OUR COMMUNITY HAS BEEN CHANGING A LOT, UM, WHEN IT COMES TO LOW INCOME POPULATIONS, THEY'RE BEING PUSHED OUT BECAUSE THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO LIVE HERE ANYMORE.

AND I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'LL BE LOOKING AT.

I THINK THE OTHERS ARE THE RACIAL COMPOSITIONS OF, OF OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL, BECAUSE THOSE ARE PROTECTED CLASSES.

AND THEN SEEING HOW IT ALL KIND OF FITS IN WITH COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST.

UM, AND AGAIN, IT'S STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS AND, AND JUST THE VERY BEGINNINGS.

AND, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, THE ONLY CAUTION I WOULD SAY IS THAT WE, WE JUST LIKE, YOU HAVE ME KIND OF SHARING MY OPINIONS.

UM, I'M PRETTY CONFIDENT THAT I HAVE EIGHT OTHER COLLEAGUES THAT HAVE STRONG OPINIONS AS WELL, AND TOTALLY RESPECT WHAT THOSE ARE.

AND IT'S GOING TO BE A REALLY FUN PROCESS TO KIND OF GO THROUGH THIS, UM, WHICH IS, UH, ONCE EVERY, EVERY 10 YEAR PROCESS, LUCKILY THIS GROUP OF STRANGERS AGREES ON EVERYTHING.

SO IT'S EASY OVER ON THE SIDE.

YEAH.

ONE, UH, ONE RESOURCE THAT WE CAN SHARE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION ON, UH, JUST BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THEATER PATTERN, OF COURSE, UH, THAT THE WILSON PROBABLY HAS IT ONLINE SOMEWHERE AS A MAP, BUT SHE COULD PROVIDE IT.

BUT, UH, I DIDN'T SEE A CHAT ON HERE, SO I COULDN'T DROP A LINK, BUT IF YOU'RE ON THE AUSTIN ISD WEBSITE AND YOU SEARCH FEEDER PATTERNS, THE FIRST LINK THAT COMES UP IS ATTENDANCE AREA BOUNDARIES.

AND ONCE YOU CLICK ON THAT, THERE IS A LINK RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT PAGE, 20, 20, 20, 21 FEEDER PATTERN CHART.

AND YOU'LL ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO SEE KIND OF WHAT I TRIED TO EXPLAIN AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS, ON HOW OUR, OUR FEEDER PATTERN CHART IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN OUR SCHOOL BOUNDARY CHART, VERY DIFFERENT THAN OUR TRUSTEE BOUNDARIES.

UH, BUT THAT COULD GIVE YOU AN IDEA ON, ON HOW THOSE SPLITS LOOK LIKE AND COULD BE HELPFUL.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE HER CANON HAS A QUESTION.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

UH, I THINK THIS HAS BEEN SUPER HELPFUL.

THANKS A LOT FOR COMING IN AND TALKING WITH US.

UH, ONE OF THE THINGS IS OF TRYING TO UNDERSTAND IS I THINK AS FAR AS STARTING TO LIMIT SOME OF THE CENSUS DATA, THE AMOUNT OF DRASTIC SHIFT IN THE POPULATION, UH, MAKES AN AUSTIN, UH, OR THE LAST FIVE YEARS OR SO.

ARE, ARE YOU ALL SEEING THE SAME THING IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT? AND IS THERE SOME INFORMATION OR JUST, UH, UH, OR YOUR CURRENT THOUGHTS ON THAT PROCESS AND HOW THAT'S CHANGING THE MIX IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND WHAT WE SHOULD BE AWARE OF AS WE GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS OF REDISTRICTING? SO, UH, BETH WILSON ON OUR TEAM ALSO, UH, WORKS WITH AN OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION THAT DOES A DEMOGRAPHIC REPORT FOR THE DISTRICT EVERY YEAR.

SO I THINK THAT SHE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE SOME HIGH LEVEL, UM, EXAMPLES OF SOME OF THE MAJOR THINGS THAT WE'VE SEEN.

UH, BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW IS A SCHOOL DISTRICT, UH, IS THAT WE HAVE SEEN A DECREASE OF SOME STUDENTS WHO ARE SIMPLY LIVING WITHIN OUR BOUNDARIES.

UM, NOT NECESSARILY JUST ARE NO LONGER ATTENDING AUSTIN ISD, UH, BUT ARE NO LONGER ACTUALLY LIVING IN THOSE AREAS.

UH, THAT, IS THERE ANY OF THE OTHER HIGH-LEVEL POINTS OUT OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC REPORT, OR COULD YOU ALSO SHARE WHERE THEY COULD FIND THAT ON OUR WEBSITE AND THAT EFFECT KID GET OFF SCREEN-SHARING HERE? UM, SO TH THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT PARALLEL THE CITY DEMOGRAPHICS.

UM, WE ARE FINDING, UM, WE'RE LOSING LOW-INCOME STUDENTS.

WE ARE LOSING, UH, STUDENTS OF COLOR.

SO IN PARTICULAR, OUR BLACK COMMUNITIES, UM, AND TO SOME EXTENT, UM, HISPANIC COMMUNITY, BUT TO, BUT TO A LESSER EXTENT, UM, WE ARE ALSO VERY SIMILAR TO CITY.

DEMOGRAPHICS ARE, UM, PROBABLY HIGHEST PERCENTAGE, BUT NOT RAW NUMBER OF INCREASES WOULD

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COME FROM OUR, UH, ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES.

UM, SO THERE'S A LITTLE BIT, YOU KNOW, OF PARALLEL GOING ON, UM, WITH THE CITY DEMOGRAPHICS, WITH THE EXCEPTION, I THINK, UM, OF OUR LOW INCOME STUDENTS, I THINK WE'RE LOSING LOW-INCOME STUDENTS AT A MUCH HIGHER RATE THAN THE CITY IS LOSING.

IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

AND I WILL ATTEMPT TO DROP A LINK TO OUR, OR I'M NOT SEEING A CHAT EITHER.

I THINK IT WAS DISABLED.

OKAY.

YOU CAN SHARE THAT WITH THE CHRISTINE, UH, GRANADOS, AND SHE CAN SHARE THAT OUT WITH US IF HE COULD DO THAT, THEN THAT'S VERY USEFUL.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE TIME.

IT'S A LITTLE LIGHT READING.

I RECOMMEND BEFORE YOU GO TO BED, WAKE UP IN THE MORNING WITH A CUP OF COFFEE THEN.

YES.

THANK YOU.

UM, I KNOW THAT CHRISTINE GRANADA'S ALSO HAD HER HAND UP EARLIER.

I JUST WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BEFORE I MOVE ON TO COMMISSIONER HARDEN.

YES, I DID HAVE MY HAND UP AND, UM, I AM A NEW RESIDENT.

SO FORGIVE THE IGNORANCE OF THIS QUESTION, BUT THESE MAPS THAT YOU SHOWED US, THESE TWO MAPS, YOU SAID THAT YOU HAVE THREE MAPS THAT YOU WORK ON.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT THE CAMPUS MAP DOES, WHAT THE THEATER MAP DOES AND WHAT THE TRUSTEE MAP DOES? JUST IN REALLY SIMPLE, OF COURSE.

SO OUR TRUSTY MAP SHOWS THE BOUNDARIES FOR WHERE INDIVIDUALS VOTE FOR THAT ELECTED TRUSTEE MEMBER.

AND WE HAVE NINE TRUSTEES, BUT TWO ARE AT LARGE.

SO TWO OF THEM ARE ELECTED FROM EVERYONE WHO LIVES WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOUNDARIES.

THE OTHER SEVEN ARE BASED OFF OF GEOGRAPHICS.

SO NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE IN THE AUTHORIZED KEY BOUNDARY, YOU ARE ABLE TO VOTE FOR THREE TRUSTEES, ONE FOR YOUR GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARY TO AT-LARGE.

SO THE NEXT STEP THAT I'D GO DOWN AFTER THAT, UM, IS OUR CAMPUS BOUNDARIES.

SO EVERY ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS, UM, HAVE A BOUNDARY.

AND IF YOU LIVE WITHIN THAT BOUNDARY, THAT'S CONSIDERED YOUR ASSIGNED SCHOOL.

UM, I MENTIONED WE HAVE SOME EXCEPTIONS.

I THINK THE TWO THAT MOST KNOW ARE LIKE OUR ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL FOR YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS IN OUR LOSS ACADEMY.

UH, NEITHER OF THEM HAVE BOUNDARIES.

THEY'RE OPEN TO ANYONE IN THE DISTRICT BASED OFF OF AN APPLICATION.

UM, AND THEN WE HAVE SOME OTHER EXAMPLES BEYOND THAT, BUT THOSE ARE THE TWO THAT PEOPLE TYPICALLY RECOGNIZE AS KIND OF A DISTRICT WIDE AREA, BUT MOST PLACES HAVE HERE'S YOUR ELEMENTARY BOUNDARY.

AND IF YOU LIVE THERE AND YOU HAVE A STUDENT THAT IS DEVELOPMENT TREE AGE, THAT WOULD BE THEIR ASSIGNED SCHOOL.

SO THE NEXT ONE IS A FEEDER PATTERN MAP.

AND THAT ONE GETS REALLY, UH, IT GETS COMPLICATED TO SAY THE LEAST, BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE THINK YOU HAVE YOUR ELEMENTARY.

AND THAT ELEMENTARY ALL GOES TO A MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND NOW THEY'RE ALL IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

AND THEN THAT MIDDLE SCHOOL ALL GOES TO A HIGH SCHOOL.

AND NOW THEY'RE ALL IN A HIGH SCHOOL.

UM, AND I WILL BE HONEST.

IT WOULD BE GREAT IF, UH, THE BOUNDARIES WORK THAT WAY.

AND IN MANY SMALL DISTRICTS, THAT'S EXACTLY HOW IT WORKS.

AND A LOT OF ONE HIGH SCHOOL, UH, SCHOOL DISTRICTS, YOU KNOW, THEY MAY HAVE THREE ELEMENTERIES AND THEY ALL GO INTO ONE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

AND THEN THAT MIDDLE SCHOOL ALL GOES INTO THE HIGH SCHOOL.

UM, BUT FOR AUSTIN ISD, UM, BECAUSE AS WE'VE EXPANDED OVER THE YEARS AND WE'VE BUILT NEW SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES HAVE EXPANDED, OUR BOUNDARIES DON'T MATCH UP.

SO YOU MAY HAVE AN ELEMENTARY TO WHERE 70% OF THE KIDS GO TO ONE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND THE OTHER 30% GO TO A DIFFERENT MIDDLE SCHOOL.

NOW, WHAT COULD ALSO OCCUR FROM THAT? THERE'S I COULD GIVE YOU COUNTLESS EXAMPLES, BUT ONE MORE THAT I'LL GIVE TO THAT IS THAT IT'S POSSIBLE THAT A HUNDRED PERCENT OF THOSE KIDS AT THAT ELEMENTARY, WHEN THEY GET TO THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL, THEY'LL STILL BE THE SAME HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER, EVEN THOUGH THEY SPLIT THE TWO DIFFERENT MIDDLE SCHOOLS.

SO THEN THEY COME BACK TO THE SAME HIGH SCHOOL.

AND LIKEWISE IT'S POSSIBLE THAT, THAT SAME MIDDLE SCHOOL, UM, WE'LL SAY THE ONE THAT HAD THE 70% OF THOSE ELEMENTARY KIDS, IT COULD AS WELL SPLIT TO TWO DIFFERENT HIGH SCHOOLS.

SO WE USE THE TERM THEATER MAP, BUT IT'S, UM, Y BETH WILSON COULD PROVIDE YOU A MAP THAT SHOWS IT, IT WOULD MAKE NO SENSE.

THERE'S A CHART THAT, THAT I MENTIONED, UH, THAT YOU CAN FIND ON THAT WEBSITE.

THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE MORE

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HELPFUL FOR TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HOW FEEDER PATTERNS, UH, BUILD INTO EACH OTHER.

AND THEN DR.

RITA, THE ONLY THING I WOULD ADD HERE PROCEED IS THAT THERE WAS LEGISLATION THAT WAS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE TO CREATE THE HYBRID DISTRICTS OF THE TWO AT-LARGE AND THE, UM, AND THE DISTRICT TRUSTEES.

SO IF WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT IN THE FUTURE, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT WOULD BE, THAT WOULD HAVE TO HAPPEN THROUGH A LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE BY THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, AND THEN OBVIOUSLY SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR.

OKAY.

SO WHEN I GO TO VOTE, I'M GOING TO BE VOTING ON THREE TRUSTEES.

OKAY.

YEP.

WELL, NOT TO ADD TOO MUCH COMPLICATION TO IT, BUT SO THEY HAVE FOUR YEAR TERMS THAT STAGGER SO FIVE OR UP EVERY TWO YEARS, AND THEN THE OTHER FOUR UP THE OTHER TWO YEARS.

SO YOU WOULD, UH, IT WOULD BE RARE FOR YOU TO VOTE ON ALL THREE AT ONCE.

IT COULD HAPPEN BECAUSE A TRUSTEE COULD LEAVE MIDWAY THROUGH THEIR TERM, BUT TYPICALLY THE TWO AT LARGE ARE STAGGERED FROM ONE ANOTHER.

OH, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

SO THIS YEAR, OR I'M SORRY, NOT THIS YEAR IN 2022, UM, IN 2022, WE WILL HAVE POSITION ONE POSITION, FOUR POSITION, SIX, SEVEN IN OUR AT-LARGE DISTRICT NINE WILL BE UP FOR ELECTION IN OUR NOVEMBER ELECTION NEXT YEAR, OUR BOARD, UH, PRESIDENT RODRIGUEZ REPRESENTS DISTRICT FOUR.

OH, I APOLOGIZE.

SIX.

I SHOULD KNOW THAT BETTER.

ALL RIGHT.

I WANT TO HEAR FROM COMMISSIONER HARDEN, AND THEN I SEE THAT BLANK ALSO HAS MAYBE A FOLLOW-UP OR SOMETHING.

SO I'M PROMISE WE'LL GET TO YOU TOO.

AND THEN IF ANYONE ELSE HAS A QUESTION, UM, IF YOU WANT TO RAISE YOUR HAND NOW, AND IF NOT, WE'LL JUST CALL THESE THE LAST TWO OF THE DAY.

GREAT.

OKAY.

I SEE A FALCON TWO FOLLOWING BLANK.

ALL RIGHT.

COMMISSIONER HARDEN.

IT'S ALL YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND I'LL BE BRIEF.

UM, THIS IS 1971.

UM, WITH REGARDS TO DISTRICT BOUNDARIES FOR AISD IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR STUDENTS WHO LIVE IN THE EASTERN CRESCENT, WHICH PRIMARY DISTRICT ONE FOR CITY OF AUSTIN MAPPING PURPOSES.

UM, BASED ON, UH, PASSING PATTERNS FOR SCHOOL INTEGRATION, KIDS THAT RESIDE IN DISTRICT ONE OR THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UM, TYPICALLY DO NOT END UP IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS THAT ARE IN THE SAME PORTION OF TOWN FOR SCHOOL INTEGRATION PURPOSES.

AND SO, AS WE, AS YOU DISCUSSED FEEDER PATTERNS, I'M WONDERING IF THERE'LL BE ANY MODIFICATIONS OR CORRELATIONS THAT WOULD BETTER ALIGN, UH, THE RESIDENTS OF DISTRICT ONE.

SO THE CITY OF AUSTIN DISTRICT ONE AND, UM, SCHOOL ATTENDANCE BOUNDARIES, NOT AS AT THAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVEL, BUT FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL.

UM, BECAUSE WE SEE A DEAL BY THE TIME MANY AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS GET TO MIDDLE SCHOOL OR HIGH SCHOOL, THEY ARE NOW ATTENDING SCHOOL IN A DISTRICT THAT IS, UM, UH, COVERED BY A TRUSTEE THAT DOES NOT REPRESENT THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.

UH, THE OTHER ITEM I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT I HEARD THE TIMELINE CORRECTLY, THAT FOR YOU ALL, AND YOU WORKING ON YOUR NEW BOUNDARIES, YOU'RE WORKING TOWARD A GOAL OF NOVEMBER, 2022.

UH, WHEREAS THIS BODY, WE ARE WORKING TO HAVE MAPS BY NOVEMBER, 2021.

THANK YOU.

UH, COMMISSIONER HARDEN.

UH, ONE THING I WOULD MENTION IS THE, OUR ELECTION IS NOVEMBER OF 2022.

UH, OUR, OUR DEADLINE FOR MAPS BASED OFF OF THE LAW IS AUGUST.

UH, I THINK IT'S AUGUST 10TH, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF YOU COUNT NOVEMBER 8TH AS A DAY OR NOT.

UM, BUT WE ARE LOOKING HAVE OUR MAPS APPROVED, UH, PENDING WHEN THE BOARD IS READY TO APPROVE THEM, BUT, UH, PROPOSING JUNE 23RD, 2022.

SO THOSE NEW MAPS WOULD BE IN PLACE BEFORE THE FILING, UH, OPENS UP FOR CANDIDATES FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

AND THAT AUGUST 10TH DEADLINE WAS FOR 2021,

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AUGUST 10TH, 2022, UH, THE DEADLINE 90 DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF THERE WAS ANYTHING ELSE WE NEEDED TO ADDRESS AND, UM, COMMISSIONER HARTMAN'S COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS, BUT, UM, IF NOT, I WILL MOVE ON TO CHRISTIAN BLANK AND THEN FILL IT GONE.

YEAH, I'LL BE QUICK.

I JUST, UH, THANK YOU.

YOU KNOW, I REALIZED, I THINK I MAY HAVE JUST MADE A SLIP IN TERMS OF TERMINOLOGY IN THIS.

AND I THINK WHAT I, WHAT I MEANT WAS I THINK THE THEATER PATTERNS, I UNDERSTAND THAT THEY'RE KIND OF, YOU KNOW, SERPENTINE OR WHATEVER.

UM, WHAT I MEANT WAS JUST THE ATTENDANCE ZONE BOUNDARIES.

IN SOME WAYS I WOULD THINK WE WOULD PROBABLY WANT TO AVOID CUTTING UP, BUT, YOU KNOW, SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ZONES, AND THAT SHOULDN'T BE AS COMPLICATED JUST IN TERMS OF, WE CAN LOOK AT ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ZONES.

AND I TRIED TO FIND WHERE THAT INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE, UH, ONLINE.

SO THAT'S ACTUALLY WHAT I MEANT.

I THINK THE THEATER PATTERNS AND I MAY HAVE DERAILED US IN SOME COP MORE COMPLICATED DISCUSSION.

SO I WANT TO CLEAN THAT UP.

THANKS.

I THINK THOSE ARE AVAILABLE AS WELL, THAT WASN'T, CAN YOU SHARE WHERE WE CAN, THAT CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE? UM, I'LL SEND LINKS TO ALL THREE OF THOSE DOCUMENTS.

GREAT.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER TELECON.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

LET ME MAKE SURE THAT I HAVE MY MIC CLOSE.

UM, SO I, I FIRST WANT TO APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR TIME TONIGHT, AND ALSO TO SAY THAT, UM, JUST AS A COMMISSION, AISD HAS BEEN A GREAT PARTNER TO US IN LOCATION LOCATING SPACE.

AND I JUST WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT AND, UM, JUST SHOW MY APPRECIATION FOR THAT.

UM, MY QUESTION IS AROUND, UM, JUST KIND OF, I GUESS, ADVICE OR STEPPING, MAYBE STEPPING OUT AND THINKING ABOUT THIS.

ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE ASK AT OUR PUBLIC FORUMS IS HOW DO YOU DEFINE YOUR COMMUNITY? AND A LOT OF TIMES SCHOOLS COME UP.

SO LIKE, YOU KNOW, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO ME IN MY COMMUNITY IS OUR SCHOOL.

AND IT'S JUST KIND OF, YOU KNOW, HARD FOR ME AT LEAST TO KIND OF DISCERN BECAUSE, UM, YOU KNOW, I UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO AND HOW SCHOOLS MIGHT NOT, NOT ALWAYS LEAD TO REPRESENTATION AT THE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT, ET CETERA.

SO I GUESS JUST WITH THAT BACKGROUND, WHAT, HOW WOULD YOU ADVISE US TO CONSIDER THE SCHOOLS IN OUR DISCERNMENT OF HOW COMMUNITIES ARE FORMED? AND THEN THAT'S MY FIRST QUESTION.

AND THEN MY SECOND QUESTION, WHICH IS A LOT SHORTER IS JUST, DO YOU ALSO FOLLOW THE PROCESS OF GETTING INPUT ONTO YOUR, UM, ASD DISTRICTS AND APOLOGIES? I SHOULD PROBABLY KNOW THAT AS AN INFORMED CITIZEN, BUT I'M A, NOT A PARENT.

SO I JUST PAY REALLY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE TRUSTEE ELECTION, NOT THE DISTRICTING.

AND THEN ALSO, IF YOU COULD JUST SAY ONE OR TWO WORDS ABOUT HOW YOU COORDINATE WITH OTHER DISTRICTS, BECAUSE THEY ARE SO CLOSE, AND I KNOW THERE'S SO MUCH DEPENDENCY THERE.

THANK YOU.

I CAN PROBABLY TAKE THE EASY QUESTION AND I'LL GIVE BETH AND DR.

REESE THE DIFFICULT AND, UH, THE, UH, WHICH IS THE, THE SEC, THE SECOND QUESTION YOU HAD.

OH, I'M SORRY.

WHAT WAS THAT AGAIN? THE SECOND QUESTION, SORRY, JUST THAT IF YOU FOLLOWED A PROCESS FOR GETTING PUBLIC INPUT INTO THE DRAWING.

YEAH.

YEAH.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I KNOW ABOUT MY BOARD COLLEAGUES IS THAT THEY REALLY VALUE AND ARE INTERESTED IN COMMUNITY FEEDBACK, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

AND I THINK WE'RE STILL GOING THROUGH A JOURNEY, A PROCESS OF WHAT THAT MIGHT LOOK LIKE.

AND SO, AGAIN, AS WE HAVE THE CONVERSATION AND YOU'LL SEE IT PROBABLY TOMORROW, WHEN WE, WHEN WE HAVE THIS DISCUSSION IS WHAT'S THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT FROM THE COMMUNITY AROUND ALL OF THESE THINGS.

AND I THINK THAT'S, THAT'S SORT OF THE, I DON'T KNOW, I DON'T WANT TO CALL IT A MOVING TARGET, BUT I THINK THAT'S THE DISCUSSION TO BE HAD.

THAT IS THE QUESTION, UM, TO BE HAD.

AND I THINK THE OTHER, THE QUESTION, THE FIRST QUESTION YOU HAD WAS HOW DO YOU INCORPORATE THE SCHOOLS, UM, INTO THE PROCESS THAT YOU'RE, THAT YOU'RE DOING? AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S A MATTER OF BOTH, YOU KNOW, KNOWING THE COMMUNITIES AND KNOWING WHAT SCHOOLS KIND OF COME ARE, ARE TOGETHER.

BUT I THINK THAT THAT'S PROBABLY A MO THERE'S MUCH MORE COMPLEXITY IN THAT QUESTION.

I DON'T KNOW BETTER.

OR IF YOU ALL HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON, ON THAT PARTICULAR QUESTION, I WAS GOING TO SAY SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR IN MY, MY THOUGHT WOULD BE THAT IF, IF YOU'VE POSED THIS QUESTION TO, UM, A LOT OF DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES, WHICH IT SEEMS LIKE PERHAPS YOU HAVE THAT, YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD A GOOD NUMBER OF ANSWERS WHO DO TALK ABOUT THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL IS BEING SOMETHING THAT IS PART OF THEIR COMMUNITY.

AND SO I THINK THAT'S REALLY WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THAT FOR A WHILE, YOU KNOW, THE SCHOOLS THAT ARE LOCATED IN

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THESE COMMUNITIES ARE A BIG PART OF THE HISTORY OF THOSE COMMUNITIES AND THEY'RE REFLECTIVE OF THE COMMUNITY THAT SURROUNDS THEM.

UM, AND SOME OF THE HISTORY FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SIDE IS NOT HISTORY.

THAT TO BE PROGRESSED, THAT WE'RE PROUD OF, UM, THAT WE WANT TO ADDRESS AND THAT WE WANT TO SEE HOW WE CAN MAKE POSITIVE STEPS FORWARD, UH, BUT STILL REFLECT THE COMMUNITY HISTORY WITHIN THERE.

UH, SO I WOULD CERTAINLY JUST, YOU KNOW, IT'S KIND OF A GENERAL ANSWER IS THAT WHEN YOU ARE THINKING OF THESE COMMUNITIES, THINK OF THE SCHOOL THAT'S LOCATED WITHIN THEM ALSO, UM, YOU KNOW, THE KIDS THAT GO THERE, UH, NOT ALWAYS, BUT MOSTLY ARE COMING FROM THAT COMMUNITY.

WE DO HAVE A FAIRLY HIGH NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO TRANSFER IN THE DISTRICT.

UM, BUT IT'S NOT, WE DON'T HAVE ANY, UH, WIDESPREAD MIGRATION BY ANY MEANS.

UM, AND SO JUST HOW THAT, UH, COMMUNITY IS REFLECTED IS ALSO GOING TO BE REFLECTED IN THAT CAMPUS.

THAT'S GREAT.

AND ALSO, I WOULD JUST ADD TO THAT IS THAT I THINK THE PEOPLE WHO DO, WHO ARE TRANSFERS RECOGNIZE THEIR POSITION, I'M A FORMER MAGNET SCHOOL KID.

AND SO I APPRECIATE IT THAT I KIND OF HAD MY TWO COMMUNITIES.

SO I THINK THE FAMILIES THAT ARE IN THAT SITUATION APPRECIATE THAT TOO.

SO THANK YOU.

I JUST WANTED TO GET AN EXPERT'S, UH, THOUGHTS ON THAT.

UM, AND I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT THAT MANY OF US WITH OUR HISTORY AND AUSTIN KNOW, YOU KNOW, WHICH SCHOOLS ARE KIND OF SEEN AS THE COMMUNITY, UM, YOU KNOW, MARKERS OR TOUCH POINTS THAT, UM, PEOPLE REALLY TURN TO.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S REALLY GREAT, UM, REMINDER AND SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.

SO THANK YOU.

UM, BETH WILSON, ONE MORE THING FOR YOU TO SEND TO US.

UM, YOU KNOW, I KNOW YOU HAVE A FEW LINKS YOU'RE SHARING.

UM, I WONDER IF THERE'S INFORMATION OUT THERE THAT WE COULD READ UP ON TO LEARN ABOUT AISD REDISTRICTING PROCESS FROM 2011? BECAUSE I THINK, UM, AS FAR AS I KNOW THE TRUSTEES THAT ARE ON THE BOARD TODAY, UM, THEY, NONE OF THEM WERE AROUND IN 2011.

IS THAT TRUE? UM, SO, SO THEY HAVE NOT BEEN THROUGH THE PROCESS BEFORE.

RIGHT.

UM, AND CAN'T SPEAK TO IT FIRSTHAND.

SO IF THERE'S ANY INFORMATION OUT THERE WHERE WE CAN READ UP ON IT, I'D LOVE TO GET THAT AS WELL.

I'LL, I'LL SEE WHAT I CAN FIND.

JACOB, DO YOU KNOW OF A RESOURCE? YEAH, SO ACTUALLY, UM, I'VE, I'VE RE ADDED THE WEBSITE FROM 2010 TO OUR WEBSITE, SO THAT ALL THAT, UH, ALL THAT INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE TO BE PERFECTLY HONEST.

IT'S NOT HYPERLINKED ON THE FRONT PAGE, SO IT'S NOT SOMETHING WHERE LIKE, OH, DID I MISS IT? BUT IF YOU SEARCH AUSTIN ISD REDISTRICTING, EITHER ON GOOGLE OR OUR OWN WEBSITE OR WHATEVER SEARCH ENGINE YOU'D LIKE TO USE, UM, ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT SHOULD COME UP SHOULD BE, UM, 20, YOU SHOULD SEE IT IN THE TITLE OF IT, 2011 DASH REDISTRICTING.

UM, AND YOU CAN GO FIND, UH, THE, UH, DOCUMENTS THAT WERE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD BACK IN 2011.

UH, YOU CAN FIND THE DATA THAT THEY REVIEWED IN THE PRESENTATIONS THAT HAPPENED AT THE BOARD MEETING, AND YOU CAN FIND THE ORIGINAL MAPS THAT THEY REVIEWED, INCLUDING THE MAP THAT THEY EVENTUALLY APPROVED IS ALL AVAILABLE ON THERE.

WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UM, AND I KNOW WE'RE TRYING TO WRAP IT UP HERE, BUT I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE, I DID SEE, UH, CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER'S HAND.

IS IT JUST A REAL QUICK THING, SIR? I KNOW SOME OF THEM HAVE TO GO, UM, BUT GO AHEAD AND YOU HAVE TO UNMUTE YOURSELF.

DR.

REACH.

COULD YOU PLEASE TELL US WHAT IS YOUR POSITION WITH THE AISB PLEASE? YES, I AM THE CHIEF OFFICER FOR BOARD SERVICES AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU ALL.

UM, AS YOU KNOW, JUST TO ECHO WHAT COMMISSIONER FOXCONN SAID, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP AND, UM, YOU KNOW, SECURING VENUES FOR OUR FORUMS. UM, AND JUST AS A PERSONAL, THANK YOU ON, UM, YOU KNOW, ON THE MASKS AND ALL THE COVID, UH, SAFETY REGULATIONS, ALVIN WORKING ON THIS WEEK.

I KNOW THAT IT'S BEEN A REALLY BUSY WEEK FOR YOU ALL, SO THANK YOU FOR COMING BY.

YEAH.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHRISTINA.

OKAY.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO OUR NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS.

AND, UH, WE'RE GOING TO DO THE UPDATE FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP.

THAT'S THREE B AND COMMISSIONER DEMPSEY WILL PROVIDE THE UPDATES SINCE COMMISSIONER CALLED IT ON IS OUT.

UM, HI EVERYONE, UH, UPDATE.

WE'LL BE QUICK.

WE'VE BEEN DOING A LOT OF WORK.

UM, LET'S SEE.

THE WEBSITE HAS BEEN UPDATED, UH, WITH NEW INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CURRENT COMMISSION AND BIOGRAPHIES

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AND PICTURES AND EVERYTHING.

UM, WE RE WE, WE COVERED THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WEBSITE, UM, AND THE DOMAIN, AND WE'RE GOING TO END, WE'RE SET TO RENEW IT FOR THE NEXT COMMISSION, CAUSE IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A MYSTERY FOR AWHILE.

UM, WE ACTUALLY SELENA THANK YOU VERY MUCH CREATED AN AMAZING RFP THAT WE HAVE SENT OUT, UM, FOR APPROVED, UM, COMPANIES THAT DO ONLINE ADVERTISING.

UM, PR IF YOU WILL, I MAY NOT BE SAYING THE RIGHT TERMINOLOGY, BUT BASICALLY WHAT WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT OUR UPCOMING FORUMS AND OUR, UM, YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING THAT WE WANT TO GET OUT TO THE PUBLIC.

AND WE WANTED TO KIND OF FUNNEL IT AND MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE.

SO THE TURNAROUND IS QUICK.

WE'RE HOPING TO BE ABLE TO GET SOME RESPONSES BY TOMORROW.

UM, WE ARE ALSO PUSHING A LOT OF COMMUNICATION ABOUT NOW THAT WE'RE WANTING TO HAVE MORE, UM, PHONE OPTIONS, TRANSLATION, ABILITIES, INTERPRETATIONS, PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO CALL IN.

SO WE'RE PUSHING THAT A LOT MORE AS WELL.

AND, UM, LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE SURVEY IS UP ON SPEAK-UP AUSTIN.

SO YOU CAN PUSH THAT INFORMATION OUT AS WELL TO YOUR, UH, SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD, UM, FOR PEOPLE TO GET ON THERE AND PARTICIPATE.

UM, AND I THINK THAT'S ABOUT IT.

UM, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, I THINK COMMISSIONER FALCONE IS THE OTHER MEMBER OF THE COMMUNICATIONS FOR GROUP THAT IS ON THE CALL.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO ADD? WE'RE GOOD.

OKAY.

OH, I'LL ADD A COUPLE OF THINGS.

UM, THERE ARE TWO INTERVIEWS THAT HAPPENED, UH, THAT WERE AIRED THIS WEEK.

UM, ONE WAS THROUGH FOX SEVEN.

UM, I WAS ON FOX SEVEN ON MONDAY, AND THEN THERE WAS, THERE WAS ONE WITH, UM, KAYDEN P 91.7, UM, WITH LUIS GONZALEZ AND MYSELF.

UM, SO IF, IF YOU WANT ANY FRESH MATERIAL TO SHARE, UM, CIRCULATE, UH, THOSE TWO ARE OUT THERE AS OF TODAY.

UM, OKAY.

THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THREE C AN UPDATE FROM THE FINANCE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER MORRIS.

UH, YEAH.

UH, NOT MUCH TO UPDATE ON THIS.

UH, I THINK WE JUST HAD AN ADDITIONAL EXPENSE FOR, UM, THE ZOOM MANAGEMENT.

UH, I THINK ONE THING WE NEED TO MAKE SURE OF IS THAT WILL WE GET ALL OF OUR INVOICES IN FOR THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2021.

UM, AS WE APPROACHED THE NEW FISCAL YEAR, UH, OCTOBER 1ST, WE'LL GET ANOTHER $150,000, UH, TOWARDS OUR BUDGET.

UH, ONE THING I WANTED TO CLEAR UP WITH MATT WAS, DOES OUR FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET ROLL OVER? OR DO WE START FRESH WITH A NEW 150 K? YEAH.

GOOD QUESTION.

SO THERE'S A $150,000 IN THE BUDGET RIGHT NOW THAT'S AVAILABLE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH.

UM, AND THEN THERE'S ALSO WHEN THE PROPOSED BUDGET AND ADDITIONAL $150,000, UM, THAT IF APPROVED BY COUNCIL WOULD BE AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1ST, 2021 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2022.

UM, SO ANY OF THE EXPENSES THAT WE HAVE FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR, WHICH RUNS FROM NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH, UM, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE GET THOSE IN, UM, AND I CAN TALK WITH YOU ABOUT 400, BUT THERE'S A WAY TO KIND OF ENCUMBER THOSE FUNDS.

IF YOU HAVE ESTIMATES FOR YOUR STAFF, WHAT, YOU KNOW, HOW MUCH THEY MIGHT BE INVOICING US FOR, FOR, UM, THIS MONTH IN SEPTEMBER, YOU SEND THAT ESTIMATE OVER WE'LL UNCOVER THAT AND MAKE SURE IT'S AVAILABLE.

AND IT GETS PULLED FROM THE, THIS CURRENT FISCAL YEAR'S BUDGET.

OKAY.

UH, YEAH, I THINK THE BIGGEST EXPENSES WOULD BE LEGAL COUNSEL AND THE NAPPING CONSULTANT IN ADDITION TO THE ADMIN.

UH, BUT OTHER THAN THAT, I THINK THAT WAS IT FOR THE FINANCE.

OKAY, THANKS.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

HELICON.

I WAS GOING TO ADD, UM, AS I WAS BETTER UNDERSTANDING MY ROLE WITH THE PUBLIC FORUM GROUP.

I'M NOT SURE IF IT MADE IT TO YOU COMMISSIONER MORRIS, BUT, UM, FOR YESTERDAY'S MENDEZ, WE WERE GIFTED THAT SPACE.

UM, BUT WE JUST WOULD HAVE AN EXPENSE IF, UM, WE ACCRUED OVER TIME FOR THE CUSTODIAL STAFF.

SO I WILL SEND YOU A NOTE, UM, FOR THAT, SO THAT YOU HAVE IT FOR YOUR RECORDS, BUT, UM, THEY WILL LET ME KNOW IF WE DO REACH THAT AND HOW MUCH IT WOULD BE.

SO THANKS.

SURE.

THANK YOU.

GREAT.

UH, WE WILL SKIP THREE DS

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SINCE THERE ARE NO UPDATES FROM THE FINAL OF THE COMMITTEE, UM, AND WE'LL MOVE TO UNFINISHED BUSINESS AND THEN COME BACK TO HOUSEKEEPING.

SO THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS TO A, AN UPDATE FROM THE PUBLIC FORUM WORKING GROUP ON CALENDAR CHANGES, VICE CHAIR, GONZALEZ WILL PROVIDE UPDATES, HEY, AND SHAREPOINT DESK.

UM, IT'S BEEN, IT'S BEEN KIND OF REFERENCED TODAY.

I WANT TO THANK ALL THE COMMISSIONERS.

FIRST OF ALL, WHO WERE ABLE TO ATTEND, UH, THE FORUM THAT WE HAD YESTERDAY EVENING AT MENDEZ MIDDLE SCHOOL REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

OUR NEXT PUBLIC FORUM, WHICH WILL BE WITHIN DISTRICT ONE WILL ALSO BE IN PERSON.

UM, AND THAT IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED FOR 1:00 PM ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH AT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MUSEUM.

SO NO CHANGES THERE.

UM, IT'S STILL THE SAME TIME AND DATE.

WE THEN GO VIRTUAL, UH, FOR OUR REMAINING, UH, DISTRICT FOCUSED FORUMS. UH, THOSE ARE THE ONE THAT'S WITHIN AND THAT WILL BE THAT'S STILL ON TUESDAY, UH, AUGUST 17TH AT 6:00 PM.

AND THEN WE HAVE THE TWO CITYWIDE FORUMS THAT HAVE BEEN ADVERTISED.

ONE OF THEM AT 10:00 AM ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 21ST, AND THE OTHER ONE AT 11:00 AM ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 27.

FOR THE RECORD AGAIN, UH, ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC COULD ATTEND ANY OF THESE FORUM OPPORTUNITIES.

AND I ALSO WANT TO THANK, UH, COMMISSIONER FOR PUTTING US IN TOUCH WITH JOHN AT NUMBNESS.

HE HAS BEEN SUPPORTING US WITH THE VIRTUAL FORUMS AND HE SUPPORTED THIS PAST SATURDAY, AND HE WILL SUPPORT US WITH THE AUGUST 17TH, AUGUST 21ST AND AUGUST 27 FORUMS AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND THANK YOU, JOHN.

UH, THE PUBLIC FORUM GROUP WORKING GROUP AS MENTIONED IN OUR LAST WEDNESDAY MEETING IS SIMULTANEOUSLY WORKING TO SECURE VENUE SPACE FOR THE COUNTY PRECINCT, UH, FORUMS. AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO HAVE FOUR OF THOSE FORUMS. ONCE WE DRAW OUR PRELIMINARY MAPS, WE WILL SCHEDULE THOSE FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.

UM, TENABLY, UH, WE DO HAVE SOME DATES AND SOME VENUES.

SO PLEASE MARK ON YOUR CALENDARS AND I'M HAPPY TO SEND SOME OUTLOOK INVITES AS TENTATIVE HOLDS UNTIL WE OFFICIALLY CONFIRM, BUT THOSE ARE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH FROM 1:00 AM TO, UH, TO EXCUSE ME, 11:01 AM, UH, 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM.

AND WE WILL BE BACK AT THE GUTS GARCIA RECREATION CENTER.

UM, AND THAT LOCATION IS WITHIN PRECINCT ONE.

WE THOUGHT IT WAS A BIG ENOUGH VENUE WITHIN THEIR GYMNASIUM TO PROPERLY SOCIAL DISTANCE AND, AND WEAR MASKS.

AND THE GUS GARCIA, UH, REC CENTER WAS VERY GRACIOUS AND ACTUALLY REACHING OUT AND ASKING HOW THEY COULD SUPPORT US.

SO WE DIDN'T WANT TO SLAP ANY HANDS THAT WERE, UH, REACHING OUT FOR SUPPORT ALSO, UH, UM, IN ADDITION TO THAT SEPTEMBER 11TH FORUM TENTATIVELY, PLEASE HOLD TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, UH, FROM SIX TO 8:00 PM, WE HAVE A RESERVATION WITH THE MAYFIELD COTTAGE ON WEST 35TH STREET.

UM, AND THAT IS A LOCATION WITHIN PRECINCT TO, OF COURSE WE'RE CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING, UH, THE SEVERITY OF THE PANDEMIC, UH, BUT WITH A BALANCE OF, YOU KNOW, FAIR ACCESS TO THIS PROCESS AND THE HEALTH OF THE PUBLIC WE'RE, WE'RE ASKING EVERYONE FOR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING AS WE DECIDE WHETHER WE DO IN-PERSON FORUMS OR VIRTUAL OR A MIX AS WE'VE BEEN DOING WITH THESE DISTRICT FORMS. I ALSO WANT TO GIVE SOME, UM, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO COMMISSIONER KAMBO.

SHE'S BEEN WORKING WITH THE CITY LIBRARIES AS A SPACE WHERE THE PUBLIC COULD PICK UP COMPLETE AND LEAVE SOME MAP WORKSHEETS FOR, UH, THE ICRC TO COLLECT DETAILS ARE STILL BEING FINALIZED.

I KNOW COMMISSIONER CAMBOS IS AT WORK ON THAT, BUT WE MIGHT ASK THAT FELLOW COMMISSIONERS MANAGE THIS PROCESS WITH IDENTIFIED LIBRARIES WITHIN THE DISTRICTS THAT THEY REPRESENT.

SO MORE INFOCOMM I JUST WANTED THE COMMISSIONERS TO BE AWARE.