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UM, OKAY, SO

[CALL TO ORDER]

IT'S, UH, 1:04 PM.

UM, AUGUST 18TH, 2021.

AND I'M GOING TO CALL THIS MEETING OF US A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO ORDER, UM, TAKING A LOOK AT OUR AGENDA HERE.

UM, THE FIRST THING WE HAVE IS CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

UH, CHRISTOPHER, COULD YOU ADVISE US IF WE HAVE ANY, ANYONE HERE FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION? YES, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

SO WE'LL MOVE INTO OUR, UH, FIRST, UH, FIRST

[1. APPROVAL OF July 21st, 2021 MINUTES]

ITEM, WHICH IS THE APPROVAL OF THE JULY 21ST, 2021 MINUTES.

I BELIEVE EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE THAT IN THEIR, UH, UH, EMAIL BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, EMAIL, UM, MOTION.

THERE WE GO.

THANK YOU.

WELL, THAT LOOKS EASY ENOUGH.

THERE'S ANOTHER PAGE.

YEAH.

UH, THIS IS COMMISSIONER RYAN DISTRICT TWO.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE JULY, 2021 MEETING MINUTES.

COMMISSIONER, DO WE HAVE A SECOND? I'LL SECOND.

GREAT.

LET ME, LET ME ASK A QUESTION.

DID WE APPROVE, DID WE TAKE A VOTE TO APPROVE SUPPORT THE LIVING STREETS PRESENTATION? YES, CHRIS RILEY IS THAT, UM, I'D LIKE TO SEE THAT.

SO I GUESS I'M MAKING A MOTION TO AMEND THE MINUTES TO REFLECT THAT VOTE OR, UH, RECOMMENDATION IS THAT NORMALLY IN THE MINUTES, I FEEL LIKE IT IS, THIS WAS A VERBAL, UM, UH, I GUESS, AGREEMENT THAT YOU ALL WERE, WERE SUPPORTING THE LIVING STREETS INITIATIVE.

OKAY.

MY WRONG.

DO WE NEED TO, DO WE NEED TO AMEND THE MINUTES TO REFLECT THAT? OR IS THAT JUST BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF WHAT WE DID? IT'S NOT NECESSARY? NO, IT SHOULDN'T BE NECESSARY AT THE TIME THOUGH.

OKAY.

GOT IT.

ALL RIGHT.

SO LET'S, LET'S TAKE A VOTE ALL IN FAVOR OF, UM, UM, MINOR CORRECTION.

IT'S LEON COUNTY, NOT CONTI LEANNE.

I THINK SHE'S ONE OF THE RISING STARS IN THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

SO YOU SHOULD GET HER NAME, RIGHT.

UM, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR POINTING THAT OUT.

I WILL BE SURE TO CORRECT THAT IN THE MINUTES.

OKAY.

WITH THAT, UH, CHANGE OR, UH, CORRECTION FROM RUBEN.

UM, LET'S TAKE A VOTE THEN ON APPROVING THESE MINUTES.

OKAY.

MISSION OR WHETHER IT BE, I DON'T SEE YOUR HAND.

OKAY.

FROM ATHENA, ANY OPPOSED? ABSTENTIONS.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, SO, UM,

[2.A. FY 2022 Proposed Transportation Budget (ATD) Presentation Presenters: Rob Spillar P.E., Director, Austin Transportation Department,]

WE ONLY HAVE ONE ITEM OF NEW BUSINESS, WHICH IS A PRESENTATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE, UM, UH, TRANSPORTATION ATD BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022.

SO I THINK WE HAVE SOME PRESENTERS, UM, ON THAT ITEM.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A QUICK NOTE AS WELL.

UM, THAT, UH, PUBLIC WORKS WILL ALSO BE MAKING A PRESENTATION ON THERE, UH, 20, 22, UM, FINANCIAL BUDGET.

SO PLEASE EXPECT THAT AFTER THE TRANSPORTATION BUDGET IS PRESENTED WELL, MADAM CHAIR AND COMMITTEE, THIS IS ROBERT SPILLER DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION.

AND ONE, I THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT TO YOU WHAT IS NOW THE ADOPTED BUDGET.

AND SO, UH, WE'VE, UH, ENCOURAGED CONVERSATION ABOUT IT AS WE GO FORWARD, BUT I DON'T WANT TO, UH, UH, HIDE THE FACT THAT IS ACTUALLY ADOPTED AT THIS POINT.

SO, UH, BECAUSE OF SCHEDULES, BECAUSE OF TIMING,

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UH, WE WERE UNABLE TO GET TO YOU BEFORE WE WENT TO COUNCIL.

UH, AND SO WE WANTED TO PRESENT TO YOU, UH, WHAT COUNCIL ACTUALLY APPROVED.

WE CAN MOVE ON TO THE POWERPOINT, CHRIS, UM, WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE, I'D APPRECIATE IT.

I'M ALSO JOINED BY, UH, PEGGY MCCALLUM IS LISTENING AND SO SHE CAN HELP ANSWER QUESTIONS.

AND SO IF CITY HALL AB COULD MOVE HER OVER AS WELL AS A POTENTIAL, UH, PRESENTER, I'D APPRECIATE IT.

YEP.

THERE SHE IS.

OKAY, GREAT.

SO WHY DON'T I MOVE THROUGH AND, AND IF, UH, YOU HAVE QUESTIONS DON'T HESITATE TO INTERRUPT AND ASK THOSE QUESTIONS.

UM, IT'S EASIER TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AS WE GO.

UM, I KNOW YOU ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH HOW THE TRANSPORTATION PORTFOLIO IS ORGANIZED, BUT, UH, THE AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION IS ONE OF YOUR TWO LARGER, UM, PROGRAMS THAT ARE WITHIN YOUR PURVIEW.

UH, AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION SHARES THAT ROLE WITH THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, BUT WE ALSO HAVE THESE TWO PROGRAM OFFICES, OBVIOUSLY THE QUARTER PROGRAM OFFICE AND, UH, THE, UM, UH, AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP COORDINATION OFFICE.

THEY NOW GO BY THE PROJECT CONNECT OFFICE, UH, MONIKER.

UH, BUT THAT REALLY, UM, IS THE GROUP OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELP MANAGE AND STEWARD THE CITY SURFACE CHANGE PATIENT.

UH, CYNTHIA KNOWS THAT THERE'S ALSO THE AIR SIDE AND, AND FLEETS THAT ARE ALSO, UH, WITH THAT.

BUT, UH, UH, THOSE ARE SORT OF DIFFERENT FROM THE GROUND TRANSPORTATION PIECE THAT WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT TODAY.

UH, WITHIN AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION, YOU CAN SEE A RANGE OF PROGRAMS AND AREAS THAT WE MANAGE, WHETHER THAT BE DEMAND AND OPERATIONS, UH, T REGIONAL PROJECT, UH, AGENCY COORDINATION.

UH, BUT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF, UH, BACKGROUND AGAIN, AND I NOTICED AS A REMINDER TO MOST PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, WE CURRENTLY MANAGE SOMETHING LIKE 5,000 PLUS MILES OF ROADWAY MARKINGS AND, AND A HUNDRED THOUSAND PLUS STREET SIGNS, UH, 600 PLUS FLASHING SCHOOL BEACONS THAT, UH, FOR MOST SCHOOL DISTRICTS WENT ON TODAY OR YESTERDAY, UH, AND 800 ON-STREET PAY STATIONS.

AND THAT CONTINUES TO GROW.

UM, UH, YOU KNOW, THANK YOU RELATE TO THIS COMMISSION AS WELL AS TO COUNCIL.

UH, YOU ALL HAVE, UH, VOICED YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, UH, OVER THE LAST A NUMBER OF YEARS.

AND SO WE'RE DIGESTING SOME VERY LARGE CAPITAL PROJECT INVESTMENTS.

AND SO THESE NUMBERS WILL CONTINUE TO GROW OVER THE NEXT YEARS AND THE BUDGET THAT I WANTED TO PRESENT TO YOU TODAY, UH, REALLY REFLECTS THAT GROWTH AS WE GO FORWARD.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

UM, SORT OF AS AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT THE BUDGET DOES, UM, AND I'LL SPEAK JUST ABOUT THE AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT SIDE OF IT.

AND LIKE I SAID, UM, MY COUNTERPART AT PUBLIC WORKS.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE PUBLIC WORKS SIDE, UH, BUT WE REQUESTED AND RECEIVED A, UH, TRANSPORTATION USER FEE INCREASE FOR AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF 85 CENTS.

AND SO THAT GENERATES ABOUT ANOTHER SIX AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.

UM, WE ALSO ANTICIPATE REVENUE INCREASES IN RIGHT AWAY OF ABOUT 1.7 MILLION.

NOW, NOT ALL OF THAT IS INCREASE IN COSTS, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE DOING IS GOING TO A COST OF SERVICE, UH, UPDATE.

AND SO WE ACTUALLY ANALYZED HOW MUCH TIME IT WAS TAKING TO DO VARIOUS PERMITS, AND WE'VE ADDED THAT TO THE ACTUAL COST, BUT THERE'S ACTUALLY A, ALSO A MAJOR VOLUME INCREASE GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

UH, I DON'T THINK IT, IT TAKES A LOT TO DRIVE AROUND AND NOTICE HOW MUCH CONSTRUCTION IS GOING ON AND HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE MOVING TO THIS REGION.

AND SO THAT'S ALSO THAT INCREASE IN VALUE AS WELL AS THE INCREASE IN LAND VALUE, UM, IS ALSO DRIVING THAT USE OF RIGHT AWAY COSTS.

UM, BUT ALSO THIS YEAR WE STARTED CHARGING INTERNAL DEPARTMENTS FOR COST TO SERVICE.

WE, UH, PERMIT INTERNAL DEPARTMENTS, WATER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, UH, FOR WORKING IN THE RIGHT OF WAY.

WHAT'S IMPORTANT ABOUT THAT IS WE NEED TO KNOW WHO'S IN THE RIGHT OF WAY, EVEN IF IT'S OUR OWN PROJECTS, UH, SO THAT WE CAN, UH, PREVENT OVERLAP OF, UH, ACTIVITIES AND CONFUSION.

AND SO THIS YEAR WE STARTED, UH, WORKING WITH DEPARTMENTS AND WE WILL NOW BE, UH, CHARGING THEM THE COST OF DOING THOSE PERMITS PREVIOUSLY, WE DID THOSE PERMITS, UH, AT OUR COSTS, UH, BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE GOOD BUSINESS SENSE, UH, FROM A BIGGER CITY.

AND SO WE'RE NOW SHARING THOSE COSTS WITH OUR, UH, DEPARTMENTS THAT WERE ACTUALLY PERMITTING, UH, PARKING REVENUE IS PREDICTED TO RETURN TO FYI 19 LEVELS.

AND SO THAT'S SORT OF THE ONE, UH, THAT THAT'S ACTUALLY A BRIGHT SPOT, UH, THAT PARKING REVENUES RETURNING BACK TO PRE PANDEMIC LEVELS.

UM, BUT IT IS

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VERY UNSTABLE AND I WILL TELL YOU THAT, BUT AS THE PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO UNFOLD, UH, PARKING IS LIKE A TOTAL REVENUE IS LIKE A COMMERCIAL REVENUE.

UH, IT IS VERY DEPENDENT ON PEOPLE ACTUALLY SHOWING UP, UH, TO USE THE PARKING SYSTEM.

AND SO IF WE GO INTO ANOTHER, UH, SHUT DOWN OR SLOW DOWN, THAT'S GOING TO HAVE A MAJOR EFFECT.

UH, WE ARE ADDING, UH, ALMOST FIVE POSITIONS THAT IS NEW POSITIONS OVER THE ONES WE GOT MID YEAR YOU'LL REMEMBER THAT WE WENT FOR A, MID-YEAR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT DUE TO THE, UH, Y 20 BOND.

THIS CONTINUES THAT PROCESS OF GROWTH, UH, AND ADDS 28 POSITIONS IN THE MOBILITY SIDE TO REALLY RESOURCE THE REST OF THOSE BOND PROGRAMS. UH, BUT AS WE ADD THESE NEW CAPITAL PROJECTS, ONE THING YOU'LL START TO HEAR FROM ME OVER THE NEXT YEARS IS THAT MEANS WE'VE GOT MORE TO MAINTAIN.

AND SO WE NEED TO ADD, UH, SOME CREWS.

AND SO THESE WILL START TO ADD A WHOLE CRUISE, LIKE IN SIGNS AND MARKINGS AND SIGNALS.

UH, AND SO YOU'LL SEE GROUPS OF FIVE AND SIX PEOPLE, UH, AS WE ADD WHOLE TEAMS. UM, BUT THEN ALSO IN PARKING AND SMART MOBILITY, WE'RE ADDING A NUMBER OF NEW PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND, UH, MANAGEMENT OF THE METER SYSTEM.

AS WE EXPAND OUR, UH, MANAGEMENT OF THE PARKING ENVIRONMENT, AS WE BECOME MORE URBANIZED, UH, AGAIN, THAT'S SOMETHING YOU SHOULD EXPECT AS WE GO FORWARD.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, UH, SOME TRANSFERS.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT ANY TIME WE HAVE A BUDGET, UH, THERE'S ALSO COSTS THAT WE HAVE TO PAY AS A DEPARTMENT.

WE'RE AN ENTERPRISE DEPARTMENT, UH, BUT WE DO HAVE COSTS THAT WE NEED TO PAY OUT.

AND SO YOU SEE THINGS LIKE, UH, OUR FLEET MAINTENANCE WENT UP 5%.

OUR, UM, BILL AT, UH, UH, TECH OR, OR THE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CENTER WENT UP 6%.

UH, YOU'LL SEE, CT AND HIM ACTUALLY WENT DOWN SOME, UH, DUE TO SOME COST SAVINGS.

I DO WANT TO POINT OUT A COUPLE OF THINGS ARE THE RADIO NETWORK OPERATIONS WAS A 79% INCREASE.

THAT SEEMS HUGE.

UH, BUT THIS IS REALLY A REPLACEMENT OF AN EXISTING SYSTEM.

SO IT'S NOT A BIG NUMBER TO START WORK WITH.

AND SO, UH, HENCE THAT HUGE IMPRO, UH, INCREASED PERCENTAGE INCREASE, UH, REALLY OVER, UM, STATES HOW MUCH THAT INCREASE REALLY IS.

SO, UH, IT'S AN IMPORTANT REPLACEMENT THAT WE NEED TO WORK THROUGH.

AND THEN ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AGAIN, IS GOING UP 25%.

THAT IS REALLY, UM, BUILT ON A NUMBER OF, OF CITY-WIDE DRIVERS.

BUT I THINK IT IS, UH, UH, SKEWED UPWARDS THIS YEAR, UH, FOR SOME SPECIFIC REASONS THAT WON'T NECESSARILY REPEAT IN FUTURE YEARS.

SO YOU MAY EVEN VACCINE NEGATIVE IN FUTURE YEARS, THIS THAT GOES DOWN.

SO, UH, BUT YOU'LL ALSO SEE SOME PERSONAL COSTS.

UH, RETIREMENT, UH, WENT OUT AND INSURANCE PER FT WENT UP, UH, THIS YEAR.

SO THERE'S AN INCREASE IN INCREMENTAL SOMETIMES.

YOU'LL HEAR US TALK ABOUT THOSE AS INTERNAL DRIVERS, UH, WENT UP ABOUT A MILLION, UH, TO, UH, IN TOTAL CLASS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, WE ALSO SO HELP SUPPORT GENERAL FUND PROGRAMS. AND SO, UH, THOSE OF YOU WHO'VE BEEN AROUND FOR A COUPLE OF CYCLES, KNOW THAT THAT AS AN ENTERPRISE, WE DON'T REALLY RECEIVE A TAX MONEY AND WE DO GET REIMBURSED FOR SOME COSTS BY THE GENERAL FUND, BUT IN THE MAJORITY OF OUR, UM, REVENUE THAT WE BASE OUR PROJECTS AND OUR OPERATIONS ON ARE THOSE THAT WE GENERATE OURSELVES EITHER THROUGH THAT TRANSITION USER FEE OR SOME OF THE OTHER FEES THAT WE GENERATE.

UH, BUT WE DO PAY MONEY INTO WHAT WE CALL GENERAL FUND CONTRIBUTIONS.

UH, AND THOSE ARE FOR INSTANCE, WITH AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT, WE HAVE AGREEMENTS TO HELP SUPPLEMENT, UH, ENFORCEMENT OF SPEED AND ALSO NO REFUSAL.

SO THAT'S THE DRUNK DRIVING, UM, BAY, UH, UH, CEASE TO OBTAIN SOME OF THE GRANTS THAT THEY USED TO GET FROM THE STATE, BECAUSE THE STATE SORT OF, UH, UH, ENDED THOSE GRANTS FOR, UH, NO REFUSAL AND SO FORTH.

AND WE ALSO PAY OVER TIME TO EXPAND THE SPEED, UH, MONITORING AND SPEED, UH, ENFORCEMENT ON OUR MAJOR ROADWAY.

SO THAT'S A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT.

WE ALSO, UH, BY, UH, ORDINANCE, UH, FUND THE GREAT STREET PROGRAM DOWNTOWN.

AND SO THAT'S ABOUT 729, 750,000 A YEAR, UH, TO HELP SUPPLEMENT WHAT DEVELOPMENT DOES TO CREATE THE WIDE SIDEWALKS AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN DOWNTOWN.

ALSO BY WE, UM, UH, DEPOSIT ABOUT 200,000 A YEAR IN THE BRAINY STREET HISTORICAL DISTRICT, UH, NOT ONLY TO HELP PROGRAMS THERE,

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BUT ALSO BUILD UP A, A, A CAPITAL FUND TO, UH, ADDRESS MOBILITY AND ACCESS IN AND OUT OF THE RAINY STREET AREA.

AND THEN WE PAY FOR AIR QUALITY.

THE NEXUS THERE IS THAT WE KNOW IN THIS REGION THAT MOBILE SOURCES, SUCH AS VEHICLES ARE THE MAJOR CAUSE OF, UH, UH, POLLUTANTS IN THIS AREA.

AND SO IT MAKES SENSE THAT TRANSPORTATION IS HELPING TO FUND THIS.

AND BY THE WAY, IF YOU HAVEN'T DOWNLOADED THIS PRESENTATION, WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALL HAVE A COPY OF IT.

UH, SLIDE SIX, PLEASE, UM, SORT OF GIVES YOU A FEEL FOR WHERE WE GET THE REVENUE FOR, UH, AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

AGAIN, THIS IS ALL ABOUT, UM, UH, REVENUE THAT WE GENERATE.

UH, WE ARE, UH, PRIMARILY DEPENDENT ON THE TRANSPORTATION USER FEE.

THAT'S THE USER FEE THAT COMES ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILL IF YOU'RE IN A CITY OF AUSTIN RESIDENT.

UH, BUT YOU'LL ALSO SEE THAT PARKING AND PERMITS ARE MORE AND MORE, A SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF OUR REVENUE PRIDE.

UH, THE PARKING, UH, WHICH REPRESENTS ABOUT 23% OF OUR REVENUE PORTFOLIO, UH, WAS THE PIECE OF OUR PORTFOLIO THAT SIGNIFICANTLY SHRUNK DURING THE PANDEMIC.

AND SO IT'S RETURNING NOW, BUT JUST LIKE SALES TAX, YOU'VE HEARD, UH, THE CITY MANAGER TALK ABOUT, WE NEED TO REALLY BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT, UM, HOW THAT REVENUE STREAM IS SUSCEPTIBLE, UH, TO PANDEMIC OR OTHER EMERGENCIES THAT MIGHT OCCUR DURING THE YEAR.

UH, I USED TO BE VERY CAVALIER ABOUT THAT AND SAY, I'VE NEVER HEARD OF A PARKING EMERGENCY, YOU KNOW, UH, BUT WE SUDDENLY LEARNED WHAT A PARKING EMERGENCY WAS.

IT'S CALLED A PANDEMIC AND NOBODY'S PART OF DOWNTOWN.

SO THAT WAS A BIG WAKE UP CALL.

WE'VE NOW PUT IN SOME, UH, UM, LONG-TERM FINANCIAL POLICIES THAT WILL MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO CARRY THROUGH WHICH WE DID BY THE WAY.

UM, BUT NOW WE'LL BE MORE DELIBERATE ABOUT THAT AS WE THINK GOING FORWARD.

UH, ALSO JUST MENTIONED, UH, YOU'LL SEE A SMALL SLIVER THAT SAYS OTHER, YOU KNOW, THAT'S JUST INTEREST THAT WE MAKE IS, UH, UH, REIMBURSEMENTS.

IT, IT REALLY IS A CATCH ALL BECAUSE THEY'RE SMALL BITS OF REVENUE THAT WE GENERATE THAT WE REALLY DON'T HAVE A WAY TO CATEGORIZE OTHER THAN OTHERS.

SO, UH, WE ALWAYS HAVE THAT TO BALANCE THE PIE CHART.

NEXT SLIDE.

THANKS.

HERE'S ANOTHER WAY TO, UH, REALLY LOOK AT, UH, HOW WE GENERATE OUR REVENUE.

UH, MY CHART WAS, UH, APPEALS TO SOME FOLKS.

HERE'S ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT IT, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 2021 AND 2022.

AND SO, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'RE, WE'RE PROJECTING AN INCREASE, UH, REALLY IN ALMOST ALL OF OUR, UH, CATEGORIES THERE, UH, AND THEN DETAILED IN TERMS OF 2021 PROJECTED, UM, RIGHT AWAY PERMIT REVENUES INCREASING REALLY BASED ON THE RECENT COST OF SERVICE ANALYSIS.

AND SO YOU MAY HEAR OVER THIS NEXT YEAR, UH, DEVELOPERS AND PEOPLE THAT ARE GETTING PERMIT PERMIT, SORT OF A, UM, UM, NOT A SHOCK, BUT CERTAINLY COMMENT ABOUT, WOW, THIS PERMIT WENT UP, UH, IT REALLY REFLECTS OUR COST TO SERVICE WE'RE REQUIRED, UH, IF WE'RE PROVIDING A SERVICE TO, TO CHARGE THAT COST TO SERVICE.

SO, UH, THAT'LL BE SOMETHING THAT WE'LL BE NEEDING TO MONITOR OVER THIS NEXT YEAR, AND CERTAINLY REACH OUT TO BOTH THE DEVELOPERS AND INDIVIDUAL, UH, HOMEOWNERS THAT MIGHT BE PAYING THOSE PERMITS, UH, TO EXPLAIN AND HELP THEM UNDERSTAND WHAT, WHAT THEY'RE GETTING FOR THAT.

UH, WE BELIEVE THAT, UH, WE'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE A MUCH BETTER SERVICE, UH, AS WE GO FORWARD NOW, UH, ALSO AS PART OF THOSE DEVELOPMENT PERMITS IS DEVELOPMENT REVIEW, UH, THIS YEAR.

AND I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN A LATER SLIDE.

UM, WE HAVE, UH, AGREED WITH, UH, DEVELOPMENT SERVICES IN THE NEW YEAR TO TAKE OVER TRAFFIC REVIEW OF ALL DEVELOPMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHAT TYPE STREET THEY'RE ON.

AND SO PREVIOUS TO NOW, UH, AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT HAS FOCUSED ON THE HIGHER SPEED ARTERIALS AND HIGHER SPEED, UH, COLLECTORS, UH, AND DSD INSPECTORS.

AND, UH, REVIEWERS HAVE FOCUSED ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS, NEIGHBORHOOD COLLECTORS, UH, AS TRANSPORTATION CONTINUES TO BECOME MORE COMPLEX.

AND AS WE MOVE TOWARDS THE STREET IMPACT FEE, UM, UH, APPROACH WITH NEW DEVELOPMENT, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT WE NEEDED TO MOVE ALL THAT UNDER THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER, SO THAT WE GET A MUCH QUICKER INTERACTION OF OUR SEA TRAFFIC ENGINEERS WITH THOSE DECISIONS THAT ARE AFFECTING NEIGHBORHOODS, EXISTING NEIGHBORHOODS AND, AND HOME OWNERS, AS WELL AS BUSINESSES.

AND SO THAT WILL BE ALSO, AS WE MOVE INTO LATE 20, 22 AND 2023, YOU'LL START TO SEE THE BENEFITS OR IMPACTS OF THAT, UH, IN OUR BUDGET AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, THIS IS A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL ABOUT THE FUND.

THIS IS

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OUR COMBINED FUNDS.

SO REMEMBER WHEN WE SAY AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT IS BOTH THE PARKING FUND, UH, WHICH IS SEVERAL FUNDS WITHIN ITSELF, AS WELL AS THE MOBILITY FUND.

UH, BUT JUST SO YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE COMBINED FUND.

WHAT YOU'LL SEE IS, UH, TWO THINGS I THINK THAT ARE IMPORTANT, THAT IS THE BEGINNING FUND BALANCE AND THEN THE, UH, ENDING FUND BALANCE.

AND SO YOU'LL SEE HOW WE ARE EFFECTIVELY USING OUR FUND BALANCES FROM YEAR TO YEAR, UH, TO LESSEN THE IMPACT ON INDIVIDUAL HOMEOWNER.

UM, THE NEXT TO THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE AVERAGE MONTHLY RESIDENTIAL BILL IN TERMS OF THE TRANSPORTATION USER FEE.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT EVERYONE WANTS TO FOCUS ON.

AND SO WE WOULD EXPECT THAT TO GO FROM 4.36 TO 5.21 A SLIGHT INCREASE, UH, IN FY 22.

UH, PEGGY, IF YOU'RE ON THE LINE HERE, I'D LIKE TO ASK YOU A QUESTION, IS THAT FOR COMBINED BOTH US AND, UM, PUBLIC WORKS THAT, UH, ESTIMATE ON THE INCREASE IN THE RESIDENTIAL BILL? NO, THAT'S JUST US AND TRANSPORTATION'S PORTION.

RIGHT.

VERY GOOD.

SO IT'S CONSISTENT WITH WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT EARLIER.

THAT'S JUST THE AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION.

SO, UH, ALMOST A DOLLAR, UH, IN INCREASE PER MONTH.

UH, YOU'LL ALSO SEE THE GROWTH IN FTES GOING FROM FYI 21, ABOUT THREE 50 TO ALMOST 400, UH, IN FYI 22, WE'VE BEEN DOING VERY WELL IN TERMS OF, UM, HIRING IN, ON OUR NEW POSITIONS.

UH, ALTHOUGH WE GOT SOMETHING LIKE 21 NEW VACANCIES AT MID-YEAR, UH, ADDED TO THE, ABOUT THE 20 VACANCIES WE ALREADY HAD.

WE'VE NOW REDUCED THAT AS OF THIS LAST WEEK BACK DOWN TO JUST 21 VACANCIES.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN DOING VERY, UH, WE'VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL AT HIRING AND FILLING POSITIONS AND GETTING FOLKS, UM, OUT THERE WORKING.

I'VE BEEN VERY PLEASED WITH OUR ABILITY TO, TO ATTRACT REALLY QUALIFIED STAFF.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S GO ON TO NUMBER NINE.

UM, NOW I'M GOING TO ZOOM THROUGH THE NEXT SEVERAL SLIDES.

THESE ARE INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS. IT GIVES YOU THE HIGHLIGHTS AS TO WHAT WE ANTICIPATE TO, UM, ACCOMPLISH.

AND SO NOT GOING TO READ THESE SLIDES, BUT I'M GOING TO JUST HIT A FEW HIGH POINTS ON SEVERAL OF THESE.

UH, THE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT REALLY IS REPRESENTS THE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER.

IT IS OUR AREA ENGINEERS THAT SUPPORT, UH, CITIZEN COMMUNICATION AND IMPLEMENT SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED PROJECTS.

UM, IT ALSO, UH, WE'LL BE RECEIVING THIS YEAR, SOME ADDITIONAL, UH, FIELD STAFF, AS YOU CAN SEE, THE INCREMENTAL FTE GOES UP BY THREE.

UM, IN SOME LEADERSHIP SUPPORT STAFF, AS, AS THIS GROUP, UH, CONTINUES TO GROW, UH, WE NEED TO REORGANIZE A LITTLE BIT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY CONTINUE TO PROVIDE, UM, THE HIGH LEVEL OF SERVICE THAT THEY DO.

I'M HAPPY TO SAY THAT ALL OF THE AREAS ARE FULLY STAFFED AT THIS POINT.

AND SO WE SHOULD BE BACK UP TO FULL STRENGTH HERE, UH, BEFORE THE START OF THE FISCAL YEAR.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, UH, PERMITTING AND REVIEW.

I MENTIONED THAT WE'RE TAKING OVER, UH, ALL TRAFFIC MOBILITY REVIEW FUNCTIONS FOR ALL STREET TYPES.

AND SO YOU'LL SEE, UH, A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT, UH, GROWTH RIGHT HERE.

SOME OF THIS IS A MOVE OF, OF, UH, AT LEAST ONE EMPLOYEE FROM DSD OVER TO ATD.

UH, BUT IT HAS ALSO SOME NEW POSITIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN YOU'RE FULLY STAFFED, WE PARTICIPATE AS THE CITY PART OF THE CITY'S ONE-STOP SHOP.

AND WE CONTINUE TO HAVE A PRETTY HIGH LEVEL, I BELIEVE, UH, UH, PERFORMANCE IN THIS AREA.

UM, AND YOU'LL SEE SOME, UM, SIGNIFICANT, UH, INCREASE OF ABOUT $1.2 MILLION IN EXPENDITURES THAT REALLY REFLECTS THE NEW EMPLOYEES MOVING OVER IN THE NEW LEVEL OF BUSINESS THAT WE'RE DOING THERE.

NEXT SLIDE, NUMBER 11.

UM, THE NEXT SLIDE IS PROJECT DELIVERY.

AND THE HIGHLIGHT THAT I WANT TO TOUCH BASE HERE IS REALLY THAT SECOND BULLET IS THAT, UM, WE'RE EXPANDING OUR CA CAPITAL DELIVERY PROGRAM IN COORDINATION WITH PUBLIC WORKS.

WE'RE FOCUSED ON RAPID DEPLOYMENT PROJECTS, UH, REALLY FUNDED BY THAT 20 16, 20 18 AND 2020 BOND.

WE'VE NOT STARTED SPINNING 2020 BOND, UH, CONSTRUCTION DOLLARS YET THAT'LL HAPPEN AFTER THE CALENDAR YEAR SWITCHES OVER.

UH, BUT THIS GROUP HAS REALLY DESIGNED, UM, IN TERMS OF CAPITAL DELIVERY TO IDENTIFY THOSE QUICK RESPONSE SAFETY AND INTERSECTION PROJECTS, AND BE ABLE TO GET OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY AND GET THOSE BENEFITS, UH, PERFORMING QUICKLY.

UH, THEY BUILD A LOT OF TRAFFIC MEDIANS, TRAFFIC ISLANDS, UM, THEY DESIGN, UH, INTERSECTION, UH, UH, RECONFIGURATIONS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF, UH, CRASHES, FATALITIES, AND SERIOUS INJURIES.

THEY'VE BEEN REALLY, REALLY EFFECTIVE.

UM, MANY OF THE INTERSECTIONS THEY TOUCH

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IT, IT ALL BETTER ELIMINATES THE CRASHES THAT ARE OCCURRING THERE.

WE'RE TRYING TO FOCUS ON, UM, UH, INTERSECTIONS THAT HAVE HIGH NUMBERS OF CRASHES THAT SUGGESTS THERE COULD BE HIGH RISK, MEANING THAT, UH, WE MAY BE ADDRESSING SOME INTERSECTIONS THAT DON'T HAVE HIGH NUMBERS OF FATALITIES.

WE'RE TRYING TO GET TO THEM BEFORE THEY HAVE THOSE FATALITIES, BUT WE KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, UM, IF WE SEE A NUMBER OF T-BONES OR A NUMBER OF LEFT TURN TYPE, UH, CRASHES, THOSE ARE, UM, HIGH RISK CRASHES HIGH-RISK ACTIVITY THAT WE TRY TO GO ELIMINATE.

UM, THIS IS THE PROGRAM THAT, THAT WE'VE EVEN BEEN THANKED BY, UH, LOCAL AGB, UH, FOR CLOSING ONE OF THEIR DRIVEWAYS.

AND I MEAN, THAT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN.

SO REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROGRAM BECAUSE THEY WERE LOSING CUSTOMERS BY THE WAY, UH, TO CRASHES.

AND SO IT WAS A BIG DEAL.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, THIS IS OUR PARKING AND SMART MOBILITY, UH, DIVISION, AND, AND THIS IS WHERE YOU SEE A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE.

UH, WE'VE BEEN STAFFING A LOT OF OUR ENFORCEMENT WITH TEMPORARY STAFF PEOPLE AND IN MOVING THEM IN, UH, EACH YEAR AS, AS WE NEED MORE FOLKS.

UM, THIS IS AN AREA THAT WE HAD BEEN PLANNING TO, UH, PARTIALLY PRIVATIZED, UH, THE ENFORCEMENT, UH, BUT WE'VE RECEIVED, UH, A CHANGE IN DIRECTION, UH, UM, DIRECTIVE FROM COUNCIL.

I MEAN, THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HEARING FROM COUNCIL THAT, THAT IN TERMS OF THESE TYPES OF POSITIONS, THEY WOULD LIKE THESE EMPLOYEES IN-HOUSE.

AND SO WE CHANGED DIRECTION AND WE WILL, UH, BE BRINGING THESE FOLKS IN-HOUSE TO EXPAND OUR ENFORCEMENT CAPABILITIES.

THAT'S REALLY LARGE, UH, UH, HIRING HERE AND A COUPLE MORE SLIDES.

NEXT ONE, PLEASE, ATD SUPPORT.

UH, AS WE BECOME A LARGER OFFICE, WE'RE HAVING TO PUT ADDITIONAL, UM, UH, PROCESSES AND, UH, STAFFING IN PLACE JUST TO MANAGE THAT PROCESS.

AND SO THIS REALLY IS THE SUPPORT TISSUE THAT SUPPORTS, UH, THE REST OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT WE ARE WORKING FORWARD TO.

SO THAT'S THE OPERATION SIDE.

I'D LIKE TO JUST MOVE INTO THE CAPITAL SIDE WITH A COUPLE OF SLIDES AND WE'LL BE DONE.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS CHART, UH, REALLY SHOWS YOU, UH, SORT OF A HISTORY OF THE CAPITAL FUNDING THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE DATING BACK TO 2012.

UM, THE 20 $12 SHOULD BE FULLY EXPENDED.

WE EXPECT FOR ATD BY 24.

UM, I WANT TO JUST STRESS THAT AS THOSE ARE OLD MONIES.

YES, BUT IT IS NOT INDICATE A LACK OF EFFORT ON OUR PART TO GET IT SPENT, UH, WITH THE 2012 BOND.

WHAT WE FOUND IS WE WOULD PROGRAM MONEY FOR A PROJECT AND DELIVER IT CHEAPER THAN WE THOUGHT.

AND SO WE'RE, WE'RE, WE KEEP GOING BACK TO THAT PIGGY BANK TO TRY TO SPEND EVERY PENNY OF IT.

UH, AND SO IT JUST IS GOING TO TAKE US A COUPLE OF MORE YEARS TO GET THAT LAST LOW RESIDUE DONE.

UM, BUT WE ARE WELL INTO THE 2016.

THE NEXT CHART WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW WE'RE PLANNING TO SPEND THAT.

UH, AND WE WILL START SPINNING, UM, 20, 20, EVEN AS WE ARE SPINNING DOWN 20 $18.

UH, AND YOU WILL ALSO SEE THAT, THAT IN PARKING, WE ARE MOVING MONEY FROM OUR PARKING REVENUE DIRECTLY INTO CAPITAL FUNDING FOR A VARIETY OF PROJECTS AND INVESTMENTS BACK IN THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

AND SO WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THAT AS WE GO FORWARD.

NOW WHAT'S NOT HERE IS AS WE YOU'LL SEE, WE MOVE OUT OF TIA.

IT GOES FLAT AFTER 22.

UM, THAT'S REALLY BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN THE STREET IMPACT FEE STARTS TO, UM, COME INTO ITS OWN IS AFTER .

WE ARE CURRENTLY PROJECTING THAT WE ARE GOING TO, UH, USE, UH, COS WHICH ARE, UH, CERTIFICATES OBLIGATION TO PRE BORROW MONEY, TO BUILD A COUPLE OF PROJECTS.

AND WE WILL PAY OURSELVES BACK IN THE FUTURE WITH, UH, STREET IMPACT FEES, UH, AS THEY START TO DELIVER REVENUE IN SOMEONE IN OUR DISTRICT.

SO WE'LL BE DOING OUR FIRST BORROWING CONSTRUCTING, AND THEN STARTING TO PAIR OURSELVES BACK.

UM, REALLY THIS YEAR, THE NEXT SLIDE REALLY SHOWS HOW THAT SORT OF BULK OF PROJECTS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, UM, OR FUNDING WILL BE USED.

THERE YOU GO.

YOU CAN SEE THIS IS A, UH, SPINNING PLAN BY FUNDING SOURCE.

THIS IS THE CAPITAL AGAIN.

AND WHAT YOU'LL SEE IS THAT WE ARE REALLY STEPPING INTO THE BRUNT OF THE WORK ON THE 2016, UH, AND BOND HERE OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS.

AND SO AS WE START TO DIGEST AND COME DOWN THE BACKSIDE OF THAT, UM, UM, PEAK OF 2016 EXPENDITURES THAN THE OTHER BONDS, SPECIFICALLY THE 2020 START TO BE USED.

AND YOU ONLY GO TO THE 27 WHEN YOU START TO GET ANOTHER PEAK, UH, THAT STARTS TO COME BACK UP.

SO, UM, THAT'S WHERE WE'RE AT.

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UH, WITH THIS BUDGET, WE HAVE FULLY APPROPRIATED THE 2018 AND 2020 BOND MONIES.

THAT JUST MEANS THAT IT'S AVAILABLE FOR US TO SPEND.

IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE SPENT IT YET.

UH, AND SO APPROPRIATIONS IS DIFFERENT THAN SPENDING APPROPRIATIONS IS NOT SHOWN HERE, BUT THAT'S WHY WE'RE ABLE TO, TO START SPENDING THIS MONEY IN THE QUANTITIES THAT WE ANTICIPATE FOR PROJECTS.

SO THAT'S MY PRESENTATION.

I WILL, UH, ALLOW YOU TO, UH, UH, CERTAINLY ASK ANY QUESTIONS OF ME OR WE CAN GO ON TO PUBLIC WORKS, AND YOU CAN ASK THOSE QUESTIONS OF US BOTH AFTERWARDS.

IT'S YOUR CHOICE, MATT AND JERRY.

THANK YOU.

UM, AGAIN, I'M AVAILABLE ANYTIME FOR QUESTIONS, YOU KNOW, EVEN IF YOU WANT TO EMAIL ME, UM, UH, ALWAYS YOU HAVE TO SIT AND STUDY THE BUDGET BEFORE I DO THESE PRESENTATIONS TO REMIND MYSELF THE DEFINITIONS OF TERMS AND STUFF.

SO DON'T BE EMBARRASSED TO CALL AND ASK, BUT DID YOU MEAN, I HAVE A QUESTION? THE LAST CHART YOU SHOWED IS THE CMTA THE, UH, THE 2020 BOND ISSUE.

IT IS NOT, UH, A DIFFERENT, A DIFFERENT BUDGET.

WE ACTUALLY DO A ONGOING, UM, INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH CAPITAL METRO.

IT DOES SANFORD CAPITAL METRO, UM, AND THOSE FUNDS ARE TO HELP THEM WITH, UM, RECONFIGURATIONS OF BUS STOPS OR SIGNALS IT'S SMALL TYPE PROJECTS.

SOME OF THOSE MAY IN FACT BE RELATED TO, UM, UH, FOR INSTANCE, METRO RAPID SERVICE OR SOMETHING, BUT IT IS NOT THE MAIN, UM, OKAY.

I FIGURED IT WAS SEPARATE PROJECT, RIGHT.

THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

YEAH.

SO WE DO A VARIETY OF WORK FOR THEM SINCE WE ALREADY HAVE IT CREWS AND CONTRACTS IN THE FIELD.

UM, UH, WE DONE A PRETTY, UH, EXCITING ONE, UH, JUST NORTH OF, UH, DEAN KEATON RECENTLY ON, UH, GUADALUPE.

AND IT IS A, UM, TEMPORARY RAISE BIKE LANE AND, UH, BUMPED OUT, UM, UM, BUS STOP.

UM, IF YOU LOOK, IF YOU DRIVE UP THERE, YOU'LL SEE IT, YOU CAN'T MISS IT.

IT'S BLACK AND GREEN.

IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S MADE OUT OF RUBBER, UH, BUT WE'RE TESTING A NEW PRODUCT.

AND SO THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FUNDED BY THAT KIND OF FUN.

COOL.

THEY'RE SMALL FUNDS.

YEAH.

YEAH.

THANKS.

THANK YOU.

BY THE WAY.

RIGHT.

MADAM CHAIR.

OH, THERE'S ANOTHER QUESTION.

YEAH.

UH, IT'S A LITTLE BIT OFF TOPIC, BUT YOU'VE, WE'VE GOT YOU HERE.

UM, THE CITY OF AUSTIN, I PRESUME HAS A PROGRAM TO, UH, CONVERT ITS OWN VEHICLES TO ELECTRIC AND OTHER WHICH DEPARTMENT, UH, MANAGES THAT PROGRAM.

SO, UH, THE FLEETS DEPARTMENT IS, UM, RUNS THE CITY FLEETS AND DOES THE CITY PURCHASES, EACH DEPARTMENT DOES PURCHASE THEIR OWN VEHICLES.

AND SO WITHIN ATD, WE HAVE A COUPLE OF POLICIES, YOU KNOW, ELECTRIC WHENEVER POSSIBLE, OBVIOUSLY.

UM, AND, UM, UH, THE VEHICLES, UH, ARE REQUIRED TO BE THE SMALLEST POSSIBLE VEHICLE TO MEET THE MISSION.

AND SO OBVIOUSLY IF YOU NEED A BUCKET TRUCK, YOU GOTTA HAVE A BIG TRACK FIT, AND THERE'S NO COMMON ELECTRIC TYPICALLY.

UM, BUT, UH, WE'RE EXCITED THAT THE NEW ELECTRIC PICKUP TRUCKS ARE COMING.

AND SO WE HOPE THAT SOON THOSE WILL BE THE STANDARD, UH, DEVICE.

WE USE A LOT OF, UH, ELECTRIC, UH, UM, UH, VOLTS AND, UH, A LOT OF HYBRIDS TO, UM, TO REDUCE THAT LOAD.

YEAH.

SO IF WE WERE INTERESTED, IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO ASK YOUR DEPARTMENT TO DO A PRESENTATION.

ABSOLUTELY.

WE CAN ARRANGE IT.

IT'S, IT'S PROBABLY, YOU KNOW, UM, UH, I'M GLAD YOU ASKED THIS, MR. BRIGGS, A, EACH DEPARTMENT HAS THEIR OWN POLICY.

I THINK WE TRY TO PUSH ELECTRIC AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND HYBRID AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

UM, THERE'S CERTAINLY, UH, THE FLEETS DEPARTMENT COULD ADD SOME HIGHLIGHTS ON THAT, BUT THEN MAYBE AUSTIN ENERGY COULD ALSO ADD SOME ABOUT THE CHARGING, UM, CAPABILITIES TOO.

SO IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THAT, IF YOU'LL COMMUNICATE THAT TO CHRIS, WE WILL GET SOMETHING PUT TOGETHER THAT SORT OF CAPTURES THAT WHOLE THING.

YEAH, THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, MADAM CHAIR, I'D SUGGEST WE TURN THIS OVER TO, TO PUBLIC WORKS.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

READY FOR PUBLIC WORKS PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MADAM

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CHAIR.

GOOD AFTERNOON, COMMISSIONERS AND, UH, RICHARD MENDOZA PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR.

AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME AND PRESENT ARE NOW ADOPTED OPERATING THE CAPITAL BUDGET FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.

I ACTUALLY WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE IN EXECUTIVE, UH, RECRUITMENT INTERVIEWS ALL DAY AND ASSETS.

UM, UH, MY TEAM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, JAMES SNOW AND FINANCIAL MANAGER, CHRISTIE PETTEN HAS PREPARED THIS PRESENTATION AND I'M GOING TO CALL ON THEM, UH, TO, TO GIVE OUR PRESENTATION, BUT I'M GOING TO REMAIN IN THE ROOM, UH, FOR ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE.

SO I'D LIKE TO CALL ON ASSISTANT DIRECTORS.

THANK YOU, RICHARD.

UH, WELL IN ANY MEETING, THERE'S TWO THINGS YOU CAN'T CONTROL, THAT'S IT AND KIDS.

WELL, I DIDN'T INVITE ANY KIDS FROM PUBLIC WORKS TO JOIN THE MEETING, BUT I AM HAVING IT ISSUES AS FAR AS MY VIDEO.

SO I WILL BE GIVING THIS PRESENTATION, UH, WITHOUT SEEING MY FACE, BUT, UH, HOPEFULLY, UH, HOPEFULLY THAT DOESN'T DETRACT FROM THE INFORMATION THAT WE'RE TRYING TO PROVIDE.

YOU, YOU PULL A NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WHAT WE'LL TRY TO DO IN THE NEXT ABOUT 15, 20 MINUTES FOR YOU IS PROVIDE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT APPROVED BUDGET.

UH, WE'LL DO THE SUMMARY.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION USER FEE BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS AND TALK ABOUT OUR CAPITAL PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO AS ROB GAVE YOU WHAT, UH, ATD DO, UH, ATD DOES, WHICH IS OUR GREAT PARTNER ON THIS.

I HAD THIS SLIDE GIVES YOU AN OVERALL OF OUR MISSION, BUT SPECIFICALLY I WANT TO CALL TWO PIECES OF ATTENTION TO ON THIS SLIDE.

TWO IS FIRST OF ALL, OUR SERVICE AREAS, UH, WE, WE DO A GREAT DEAL OF DIFFERENT SERVICE AREAS.

UH, 75% OF OUR BUDGET IS FOCUSED ON MAINTAINING ASSETS IN THE RIGHT OF WAY, BUT WE ALSO HAVE TWO OTHER PRIMARY MISSIONS IN THAT BEING, AND WE ARE THE CAPITA DELIVERY SERVICE ARM FOR THE CITY FOR THEIR, ABOUT THEIR $4 BILLION WORTH OF CAPITAL WORK EVERY YEAR OR CURRENTLY HAVE ON SLATE.

AND WE ALSO, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT JOBS I THINK IS, IS THAT WE, UH, MAN, THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL FOR THE CITY.

SO THE 200 CROSSWALKS THAT ARE, UH, BY THE SCHOOLS, UH, ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, WE MAN, THE PEOPLE THAT HELP THOSE CHILDREN, OUR MOST IMPORTANT ASSETS GET TO AND FROM SCHOOL DURING THE DAY.

BUT, UH, AND THOSE THREE PROGRAMS CONSIST OF THE SERVICE AREAS THAT WE HAVE IN FRONT OF US.

BUT WHAT I'D LIKE TO SHOW ALSO, OR DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO ON THE SLIDE IS STRATEGIC GOALS.

AS YOU ALL KNOW THAT WE HAD THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION, UH, 20, 23 FROM THE COUNCIL, UH, ABOUT FIVE YEARS BACK.

AND WHAT WE'RE DOING IS WHAT PUBLIC WORKS DID IS WE REARRANGED OUR BUDGET AND THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE BASED ON OUR SIX STRATEGIC GOALS WITHIN THAT PREVIEW.

THOSE ARE BEING, FIRST OF ALL, THE PROACTIVE, MAINTAINING A CITY OWNED TRANSPORTATION RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE AND ASSETS PROVIDE EQUITABLE ASSETS TO TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS BY PLANNING, BUILDING AND MAINTAINING SUSTAINABLE MULTIMODAL INFRASTRUCTURE, PROACTIVELY COORDINATE THE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND PLACEMENT OF ASSETS IN THE RIGHT OF WAY, DELIVER HIGH QUALITY CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR THE CITY, ESTABLISH A WORKFORCE CULTURE THAT IS FOCUSED ON, UH, EXCELLENCE, INCLUSIVENESS, CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, SAFETY, AND HUMAN CENTERED INNOVATION LEARNING, AND FINALLY ENSURE PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES ARE FINANCIALLY AFFORDABLE AND SUSTAINABLE.

UH, BEFORE I GO ANY FURTHER, UH, MY CHAIRMAN AND COMMISSIONERS, I WOULD LIKE TO, UH, I, I FORGOT AND I MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE MY AUDIO VIDEO AND MY, MY VIDEO TOOK ME OFF LINE HERE IS CHRISTIE FENTON, WHO IS OUR FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVISION MANAGER HAS JOINED ME TODAY.

SO IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS I CAN'T ANSWER, SHE WILL CHIME IN AND BE ABLE TO ANSWER THIS FOR US.

BUT BEFORE I LEAVE THE SLIDE, I JUST LIKE TO GIVE YOU A SCOPE OF SOME OF THE THINGS WE'RE DOING WITH THIS PROGRAMS. CURRENTLY WE MANAGE OVER 7,967 LANE, MILES OF ROADS IN THE CITY, 2,700 LANE, MILES OF SIDEWALKS, 55, APPROXIMATELY 55 APPROXIMATE LANE, MILES OF URBAN TRAILS.

AND WE'RE 4,200 BRIDGES CULVERTS AND SUCH FOR THE CITY.

SO THAT'S A LOT OF WORK BESIDES JUST THE 200 CROSSING GUARDS THAT WE HAVE THAT MAN, THE SITES AND ABOUT THE $4 BILLION WORTH OF, UM, CAPITAL PROGRAM DELIVERY, THINGS THAT WE DO.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WHAT WE ALSO DO IS WE FOCUS ON OUR SIX KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES, WHICH IS PART OF THE SD 23 GUIDANCE FROM THE COUNCIL.

THOSE ARE PRESENTED TO YOU, UH, IN THIS PRESENTATION ON THE SLIDE.

WHAT I LIKE TO FOCUS ON IS TRUE.

THE PROJECTED, AS YOU CAN SEE THAT WE, WE, UH, DID PRETTY MUCH REMAIN THE SAME AS WE DID FOR 21 AND 22, OUR BUDGET FOR THE MOST PART.

AND YOU'LL SEE ONLY GREW ABOUT 1%, BUT OUR GOALS ARE OUR FIVE-YEAR OUTLOOK GOALS WHERE WE'D LIKE TO BE AT, IN THOSE CERTAIN KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT OUR BUDGET.

UH, AS ROB SAID, UNFORTUNATELY, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO TALK TO YOU PRIOR TO THE BUDGET PROCESS AND THE APPROVAL, BUT FOR

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THE TOTAL BUDGET FOR PUBLIC WORKS FOR WAS APPROVED WAS, UH, ONE, UH, 131 MILLION, 130, $2 MILLION.

THAT'S AN INCREASE OF ABOUT $1.3 MILLION.

AND WE ADDED A NET OF ABOUT 26 POSITIONS.

UH, THE SLIDE, UH, BREAKS US OUT FOR YOU SPECIFICALLY, 17 WERE AN OPERATIONS, EIGHT WERE CAPITAL DELIVERY AND TWO WERE IN BUSINESS ENTERPRISES.

UH, BUT THAT IN THAT WE ALSO INCLUDED CONVERTING SEVEN TEMPORARY POSITIONS ACTUALLY TO FULL-TIME POSITIONS, WHICH IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS WE TRY TO DO AT PUBLIC WORKS IS GROW WITHIN, UH, OUR TALENT AND ALLOW OUR TALENT TO GROW OVER THE YEARS THAT THEY'RE HERE WITH US.

AND WE'RE ABLE TO TAKE SOME LONG-TERM TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES AND ACTUALLY MAKE THEM FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES FOR THE DEPARTMENT AND FOR THE CITY.

THE OTHER THINGS I'D LIKE TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO IS WE DO HAVE AN INCREASE IN THE TRANSPORTATION USER FEE FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND ABOUT, UH, A LITTLE OVER A DOLLAR.

BUT THIS YEAR WE WILL NOT CHANGE OUR INDIRECT RATE FOR THE CAPITAL DELIVERY PORTION OF OUR PROJECT, UH, PROGRAM.

AND WE DID HAVE A SMART, SMALL INCREASE IN THE ALLOCATION.

BUT ONE THING YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND TOO, IS THAT, UH, AND I KNOW THIS IS THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING, UH, BUT A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR CAPITAL DELIVERY.

WE, WE NOT ONLY MANAGE THE COLLABORATIVE CAPITAL DELIVERY SERVICES, BUT WE PROVIDE ALL THE SUPPORTING FUNCTIONS.

SO ALL THE BILLS THAT HAVE TO BE PAID, GO THROUGH PUBLIC WORKS.

SO THAT ALLOCATION YOU SEE IS THE ABILITY FOR US TO RE BE REIMBURSED BY OUR SPONSOR DEPARTMENTS, THAT BEING WATER E THE AIRPORT ATD, AS FAR AS FOR THOSE ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS THAT WE DO TO PROCESS ALL THAT WORK.

SO IF I HAVE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, NOW WE'RE GOING TO GO GET INTO THAT FUND FINANCIAL STUFF.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT GETS YOU EXCITED OR NOT, BUT I'LL TRY TO GO THROUGH THESE SLIDES QUICKLY.

UH, OUR SOURCES OF REVENUE, AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE SLIDE, WE HAVE SIX PRIMARY SOURCES OF REVENUE ARE OUR LARGEST SOURCES OF TRANSPORTATION, USER FEES, SIMILAR TO ATD, BUT WE DO GET REIMBURSED, UH, WITH, UH, FOR OUR CAPITA DELIVERY SERVICES FROM OUR SPONSOR DEPARTMENTS, A UTILITY CUT REPAIR FEE COME FROM AUSTIN WATER BECAUSE WHEN A PIPE BREAKS UNDERNEATH, UH, THE PAVEMENT, THEY HAVE TO BREAK IT OPEN.

AND THEN WHAT WE DO IS WE COME BACK AND REPAIR IT AND PUT THE STREET BACK IN GOOD WORKING ORDER, UH, AND THE SIDEWALK AND CONCRETE REPAIR.

UH, WE DO, SELF-PERFORM SOME OF THE SMALLER PROJECTS FOR OUR CAPITAL PROGRAM WHEN IT COMES TO SIDEWALK AND CONCRETE REPAIR.

AND THE FINAL THING IS OUR CHILD SAFETY FUND, WHICH HELPS US SUPPORT OUR FUNCTIONS OF A SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL FOR THE CITY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION USER FOR YOU REAL QUICK.

AND, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES THESE CHARTS GET REALLY BUSY.

SO LET ME SEE IF I CAN KIND OF CLEAR THIS UP FOR YOU.

UH, IF YOU LOOK AT THE, UH, THE LINE GRAPH, WHICH IS GOING UP THERE, THE SOLID LINES, WHICH STARTS IN FYE, UH, 15 WITH ABOUT $8 AND 25 CENTS TO THE LAST DOT, WHICH IS $14 AND 95 CENTS, WHICH IS THIS YEAR IS THE TOTAL TRANSPORTATION USER FEE FOR THE CITY.

UH, PUBLIC WORKS, MANAGES THAT OVERALL FEE AND COLLECTION WITH A E.

SO WE PRESENT THAT THAT WAY, BUT THE FOLLOW ON YEARS, 23 THROUGH 26 ARE, IS WHAT WE WOULD PROJECT.

IF FOR PUBLIC WORKS, IF WE ADDED ON WHAT WE PROJECT OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO THAT FEE.

NOW, IF YOU LOOK AT THE LOWER PART OF THE SLIDE, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT IN THE LITTLE BARS THAT SHOWS YOU THE PUBLIC WORKS, INCREASES BOTH OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, BUT THEN, UH, FORECAST IT TO THE FUTURE.

BUT AS I WANT TO JUST CALL OUT THAT, LIKE I SAID, THE NONES, THE SOLID LINES WERE, UH, THE TOTAL FEE.

AND THEN THE DOTTED LINES IS PROJECTED TAKING THAT TOTAL FEE AND ADDING JUST THE INCREASED THAT PUBLIC WORKS IS CURRENTLY PROJECTING IN OUR FIVE-YEAR PROGRAM.

I KNOW THESE SLIDES AND GET A LITTLE BUSY.

SO I JUST WANTED TO CALL THAT OUT TO Y'ALL ALSO, IT'D BE PROBABLY GOING ANY FARTHER.

WE WROTE THIS PRESENTATION AS A TAKEAWAY FOR YOU ALL TO STUDY AND LOOK AT, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS IN THE FUTURE, YOU COULD, UH, REACH OUT TO US DIRECTLY OR THROUGH CHRIS PARKS, AND WE CAN COME BACK AND MAKE ANY EXPLANATIONS OR ANSWERING QUESTIONS THAT YOU NEED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE OTHER FUN CHART THAT I ALWAYS SAY FOR FINANCES, THE EXPENDITURES, HOW ARE WE GOING TO SPEND THE MONEY AS WE SHOWED THE PROGRAMS BEFORE, AND AS WE SHOWED THE REVENUE, AS YOU CAN SEE, OUR PROGRAMS ARE VERY SIMILAR OR STREET, PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE STREET REPAIR ARE THE LARGEST PARTS OF OUR BUDGET.

CAPITAL DELIVERY IS THE NEXT LARGEST.

AND THEN AS YOU CAN SEE SUPPORT SERVICES, OTHER OPERATIONS AND CHILD SAFETY, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, WE, WE LOOK AT OUR BUDGET AS FAR AS THE GOALS.

SO FROM HERE GOING FORWARD, WHAT WE'VE DONE IS TAKEN THE EXPENSES OR WHAT WE WERE APPROVED IN THE BUDGET AND SHOWED YOU HOW THEY ALIGN TO THE DIFFERENT GOALS THAT WE HAVE.

SO GOAL ONE FOR THE DEPARTMENT IS THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE AND ASSETS IN THE RIGHT OF WAY THAT WE MANAGE IN THAT WE ADDED NINE NEW POSITIONS.

ONE OF THEM IS A NEW CONCRETE CREW, WHICH HELPS US DO WITH OUR SIDEWALK PROGRAM.

UH, WE HAD, UH, WE HAD ADDITIONAL SEVEN OR ABOUT A MILLION DOLLARS FOR CONTRACTED OVERLAY, WHICH WILL

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ALLOW US TO GO FROM 75% TO 77% SATISFACTORY BY THE YEAR 2030.

AND AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, WE CONVERTED SOME TERM TEMPORARY POSITIONS TO FULL-TIME POSITIONS.

INSTRUCTORS DIVISIONS WAS HELPS FIX, UH, CORRECT ALL THE CUTS THAT ARE AUSTIN WATER DOES WHEN THEY CODE REPAIR THEIR LINES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, GOAL TWO IS OUR MULTI-MODAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND WHAT THAT INVOLVES IS OUR SIDEWALKS AND OUR URBAN TRAILS THAT WE'VE, UH, MANAGED THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

UH, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT OUR DIRECTOR, UH, RICHARD HAD PROMISED WHEN HE GOT HERE OR COMMITTED TO, IS THAT WE SLOWLY INCREASE OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR PROGRAM.

UH, THIS YEAR WE'RE ADDING ANOTHER MILLION, WHICH GOES UP TO 3 MILLION, UH, WE'VE INCREASED IT OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.

OUR GOAL IS THAT HOPEFULLY OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO INCREASE A MILLION DOLLARS EACH YEAR, CAUSE WE KNOW THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO, UH, OUR PEDESTRIANS AND CITIZENS THAT USE THAT NETWORK AND TO MAKE SURE IT'S A SAFE AND AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE FOR THEM.

THE OTHER DETAILS GAVE YOU HERE IS, UH, WHAT WE DID AS FAR AS INDIVIDUAL INCREASE INCREASING AS TO CERTAIN PROGRAMS. UH, IF YOU DON'T KNOW, WE ACTUALLY ALSO MANAGE THE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERING PROGRAM FOR THE CITY, WHICH IS OUR WAY TO OUTREACH TO OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS, TO IMPROVE THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS, EITHER THROUGH SIDEWALKS, UH, URBAN TRAILS AND OTHER THINGS THAT WE COULD DO TO HELP THEM OUT.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, ON THIS SLIDE, WE HAVE BOTH THREE AND FOUR, THREE IS THE COORDINATION OF THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR THE RIGHT OF WAY.

WE'VE, UH, ADDED ONE POSITION THIS YEAR FOR RIGHT AWAY INVESTIGATIONS FROM 3, 1, 1 REQUESTS THAT WE HAVE, AND FOR GOAL FOUR, UH, WHICH IS, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, OUR CAPITAL DELIVERY PROGRAM, WHICH MANAGES OVER $4 BILLION WORTH OF WORK FOR THE CITY, WE ADDED SEVEN NEW POSITIONS BECAUSE THAT IS GROWING CONTINUOUSLY.

IT WILL PROBABLY CONTINUOUSLY GROW OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.

ONE OF OUR MAJOR CUSTOMERS, THE AIRPORT IS GROWING AND WE'RE MANAGING ALL THAT WORK OUT THERE FOR THEM.

AS FAR AS PROJECT MANAGEMENT, WE ALSO HAVE ONE NEW POSITION FOR OUR GREEN BUILDING PROGRAM BECAUSE OUR CITY ARCHITECT AT, UH, UNDER PUBLIC WORKS HELPS MAINTAIN AND MANAGE THAT PROGRAM FOR THE CITY.

AND WE WERE HAVING A LOT MORE REVIEWS BECAUSE WE WERE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT OUR, UH, OUR BUILDINGS BEING MORE GREEN AND ALSO MEETING THE LEAD CERTIFICATION STANDARDS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

GOAL FIVE IS OUR WORKPLACE CULTURE.

WHAT WE THINK IS VERY IMPORTANT PUBLIC WORKS IS THAT IS OUR CULTURE, UH, AS A FAMOUS QUOTE BY PETER DRUCKER ONCE SAID CULTURE EATS STRATEGY FOR LUNCH.

SO WE THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO BE A EMPLOYER OF CHOICE.

SO WE DO FOCUS VERY HEAVILY ON THIS GOAL.

WE HAVE ONE NEW POSITION IN THERE AND OUR PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT GROUP, AND THEN FINALLY FINANCE, WHICH KIND OF BREAKS DOWN WHAT WE'VE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT BEFORE, WHICH IS, UH, THE INCREASE IN TRANSPORTATION USER FEE.

WE'RE NOT GONNA INCREASE THE INTERNAL CHARGE THAT WE DO TO OUR FELLOW DEPARTMENTS.

WHEN WE DELIVER A PROJECT FOR THEM, WE HAVE A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THAT ALLOCATION FOR ADMIN SERVICES.

AND THEN WE HAVE A SMALL INCREASE BECAUSE WE ARE MOVING TO ELECTRONIC INVOICE PROCESSING.

UH, WE TOOK THAT GOAL ON LAST YEAR AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO THE NEXT STEP.

WE'RE ACTUALLY ALLOWING CERTAIN PEOPLE TO PAY ONLINE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

NOW I'D LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE CAPITAL PROGRAM.

UH, THIS SLIDE GIVES YOU A TOTAL ON THE FOLLOWING SLIDES.

AFTER THIS, WE'LL GIVE YOU A BREAKDOWN SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND CERTAIN THINGS IN OUR PROGRAM FOR FYI 22, WE PLAN TO SPEND $85.5 MILLION OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WE PLAN TO SPEND, UH, CLOSE TO $377 MILLION BELOW ON THIS SLIDE SHOWS YOU THE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS THAT WE'LL BE FUNDING FROM BRIDGES TO STREAK CAPACITY, RENEWAL AND SAFETY TRAILS, AND ALSO SIDEWALKS.

SOME OF THE OTHER PROGRAMS HERE THAT WE HAVE UNDERNEATH, THERE ARE JUST, UH, INTERNAL PROGRAMS THAT WE NEED TO WORRY ABOUT, LIKE THE BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES THAT WE WORK IN IT, UH, ADVANCEMENTS OR FUNDING TO HELP US MAKE OUR, UH, INNOVATION WORK BETTER.

AND THEN FINALLY MPP AND SOME QUARTER SET, BUT LET'S GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

AND I'LL GIVE YOU A BREAKDOWN OF SOME OF THE KEY THINGS THAT YOU MIGHT BE ASKING AS ROBERT BIRD TOO, IN HIS PRESENTATION, A MAJORITY OF OUR WORKERS IS BOND FUNDED, TAXPAYER BOND FUNDED.

SO WE HAVE COMPLETED ALL OUR SPENDING FOR THE 2012 BOND.

BUT WHAT I'VE PUT HERE IN A SLIDE FOR YOU FOR YOUR REFERENCE IS HOW WE WERE PLANNING TO SPEND THE 20 16, 20 18 AND 2020 BONDS.

AS YOU CAN SEE OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WE'RE GOING TO SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY ON THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE CITY WHEN REGARDS TO STREETS, SIDEWALKS, AND URBAN TRAILS.

BUT, UH, THE CHART, UH, I GIVE YOU THE TOTAL ON ONE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SLIDE.

AND THEN ON THE RIGHT HAND SHOWS YOU HOW WE'RE SPENDING THOSE EACH YEAR, AS FAR AS OUR, UH, EXPENDITURES AND THE WORK ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE NOW TO CONVERT THAT INTO SOMETHING THAT MIGHT MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT EASIER AS HOW ARE WE SPENDING PER PROGRAMS? WELL, UH,

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IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WE'RE GOING TO SPEND $61 MILLION ON OUR STREET RENEWAL PROGRAM, $29 MILLION ON OUR STREET SAFETY PROGRAM, AND 3.8 MILLION ON OUR STREET CAPACITY.

WE PARTNER WITH ATD WHEN IT COMES TO STREET CAPACITY, SOME PROGRAMS, UH, SOME PROJECTS FELL UNDERNEATH US BY COURSE, UH, BY COUNCIL DIRECTIVE.

AND THAT'S REPRESENTS A 3.8 AS ROB REPRESENTED, MOSTLY STREET CAPACITY FALLS UNDERNEATH HIM.

BUT IN THIS CASE, WE HAD TWO SMALLER PROJECTS THAT WE WERE ASKED TO TAKE ON, UH, PERSONALLY AS THE DEPARTMENT, AS FAR AS THE 2016 BOND APPROVAL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE SPENDING BY PROGRAMS, TRAILS IN A CULVERTS AND STRUCTURES TO LET YOU KNOW, LIKE I SAID BEFORE, AT THE BEGINNING, WE, WE ACTUALLY MANAGED 4,200 BRIDGES AND SMALL STRUCTURES CULVERTS AND, AND THROUGHOUT THE CITY, AND THIS WILL SHOW YOU HOW WE PLAN TO SPEND OUR MONEY, UH, WITH THE BONDS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS FOR THAT 82.8 MILLION WILL BE ON BRIDGES AND CULVERTS.

THE MAJORITY OF THAT WILL BE USED ON THE REDBUD TRAIL BRIDGE THAT WE'RE RECONSTRUCTING, UH, THAT BRIDGE HAS BEEN, UH, THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE BRIDGE CAME UP ABOUT FIVE, 10 YEARS AGO.

AND WE, UH, WERE ABLE UNDER THE 2020 BOND TO GET THE FUNDING NECESSARY, TO MOVE FORWARD FROM ENGINEERING TO ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION.

SO OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WE'LL BE REPLACING THAT BRIDGE, UH, WITH A NEWER, MORE SUPPORTIVE BRIDGE FOR THE TRAFFIC INCREASE THAT WE'VE HAD AND ALSO TO PROVIDE, UH BIKEWAYS AND, UH, ALSO SIDEWALKS OR TRAILS FOR PEOPLE TO CROSS TO MAKE IT PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY.

ALSO, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'VE DEDICATED 87.1 MILLION TO OUR URBAN TRAILS PROGRAM.

THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, LIKE I SAID EARLIER IN THE PRESENTATION, WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 55 MILES OR LES MILES OF TRAILS, BUT WE'LL INCREASE THAT SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

A LOT OF THIS MONEY COME FROM THE 2020 BOND.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THE LAST ONE IS SIDEWALKS, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT US TO BE ABLE TO GET AROUND, UH, AUSTIN WE'RE PLANNED TO EXPEND BETWEEN ABOUT APPROXIMATELY $86.7 MILLION ON SIDEWALKS, BUT THAT'S BOTH NEW SIDEWALKS AND ALSO A REHABILITATION OF CURRENT SIDEWALKS AND A SIDEWALK NETWORK OF ABOUT 2,700 LANE MILES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PORTION OF THE PRESENTATION.

I KNOW IT WAS A LOT OF INFORMATION, AS I SAID, WE PUT THIS TOGETHER SO THAT YOU HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO TAKE THIS AWAY, UH, AND LOOK AT IT AND DIGEST IT MORE.

BUT I'M NOW OPEN TO ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU OR ANY OF THE, UH, YOU MADAM CHAIRMAN OR ANY OF THE, UH, COMMISSIONERS, HAVE YOU SAID LUNCH AND I'LL OPEN IT TO THE COMMISSIONERS.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, I GUESS ONE QUESTION I GUESS, IS, UH, THE NUMBERS THAT YOU READ ORALLY ON THE, UH, LANE MILES SIDEWALK MILES AS YOU PRESENTED.

I THINK SLIDE TWO WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL TO HAVE WE, WE CAN PROVIDE THAT TO YOU.

AND I, UH, W WE CAN SEND THAT INFORMATION THROUGH CHRIS TO Y'ALL CAN HAVE IT.

I'M SORRY.

UH, I DID NOT PUT THAT IN THE VISUAL PART OF THE SLIDES, BUT, UH, I'D BE MORE THAN WILLING TO PUT THAT FOR YOU TOGETHER.

UH, NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER.

GREAT.

I THINK IT'S IMPRESSIVE FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND.

AND THEN MY OTHER QUESTION RELATES TO THE SIDEWALKS IN THAT SLIDE 16, THE 86.7 MILLION WILL, BY THE END OF THAT TIME, WILL WE HAVE COMPLETED ALMOST ALL OF THE SIDEWALK DEMAND SEEMS LIKE I REMEMBER A PRESENTATION WHERE IT WAS A HUNDRED MILLION.

OKAY.

NO, NO.

MA'AM NO NONE WHATSOEVER.

SO IN THE SIDEWALK PROGRAM, THERE'S TWO ACTUAL DRIVING FORCES.

ONE IS MAINTAINING THE CURRENT SITE OF SIDEWALKS THAT WE HAVE AND THEN EXPANDING IT.

SO WE'VE MAINTAINED 2,700 LANE MILES OF SIDEWALKS.

SO A LOT OF OUR PORTION OF OUR OPERATION BUDGET.

AND AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, WE STARTED WITH 1 MILLION HOUR TO 3 MILLION A YEAR JUST ON MAINTAINING THOSE SIDEWALKS IN THE, IN THE 2018 BOND, WE'D RECEIVED SOME MONEY TO DO SOME REHABILITATION OF THOSE CURRENT SIDEWALKS.

AND THEN IN THE LAST THREE BOND PROGRAMS, WE ACTUALLY RECEIVED MONEY TO BUILD NEW SIDEWALKS.

SO WE MAINTAIN REHABILITATE AND ALSO EXPAND OUR NETWORK OF SIDEWALKS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

THAT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS THAT I GET IS WHERE ARE WE IN ALL OF THAT? SO THAT'S REALLY HELPFUL.

WELL, MAYBE IF YOU, IF YOU, IF YOU WOULD, UH, UH, IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEND ANY QUESTIONS, I CAN, I WAS ACTUALLY WAS JUST TALKING TO JOHN EASTMAN.

WHO'S OVER OUR SIDEWALK PROGRAM JUST PRIOR TO THIS PRESENTATION IS I ALWAYS WANT TO MAKE SURE I DON'T MISQUOTE OR, UH, OR OVER PROMISE IN ARE MY EXPECTATIONS.

AND, UH, BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS WE CAN GIVE THAT BREAKDOWN.

UH, WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF ACTUALLY REDOING OUR SIDEWALK MASTER PLAN, WHICH WILL, UH, RESET OUR GOALS FOR THE NEXT FIVE TO 10 YEARS.

THAT'LL BE PART OF OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS FOR S FOR THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION, 28.

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BUT, UH, JOHN, I THINK HAS PRESENTED TO YOU IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS, BUT IF NOT, HE CAN COME AND PRESENT A MODERN SIDEWALK PROGRAM, BUT YES, IT'S ONE OF OUR CRITICAL ASSETS THAT RICHARD NEEDS.

YOU CAN SEE AT LEAST HE CAN SEE HIM ON THE VIDEO, NOT ME, UH, RICHARD CHALLENGES WHEN HE GOT HERE, HE SAID HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE STARTED MEETING SOME OF THE OBJECTIVES THAT WE HAD IN THE SIDEWALK MASTER PLAN, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE ONLY HAVE SO MUCH MONEY TO SPEND.

UH, AND WE STARTED TO DIVERT SOME OF OUR OPERATIONS MONEY THERE SO THAT WE COULD IMPROVE THE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM ON OUR SIDEWALKS AND ALSO THE REHABILITATION.

THANKS.

I ACTUALLY HAD A QUESTION.

UM, I CAUGHT SOMETHING ON ONE OF THE SLIDES ABOUT WATERING TREES ON URBAN TRAILS.

AND I GUESS, I GUESS MY QUESTION IS, IS THAT A NEW PROGRAM? I ACTUALLY LIVE UP NEAR THE NORTH SHORE CREEK TRAIL, AND I NOTICED THAT A LOT OF THE TREES THAT WERE PLANTED YEARS AGO HAD ACTUALLY APPEARED TO HAVE DIED.

SO IT WAS KIND OF UPSETTING LAST FALL, EVEN BEFORE ALL OF OUR SNOW AND WEATHER WEATHER EVENTS THAT WE HAD OVER THIS CRAZY WINTER.

SO, UM, IS THAT A NEW PROGRAM? COULD YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT? YEAH, I'D LOVE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY.

I I'M, UH, I'LL TELL YOU, I'M NOT AN EXPERT IN TREES.

UH, I DO NOT HAVE A GREEN THUMB, SO SOME MIGHT, YOU KNOW, SO I HAVE TO ASK PEOPLE TO MAKE SURE I TAKE CARE OF IT, BUT WE ACTUALLY W ONE OF THE PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE UNDERNEATH OUR DEPARTMENT IN OUR OPERATIONS IS WE ACTUALLY HELP MAINTAIN THE TREES THAT ARE IN THE RIGHT OF WAY FOR THE CITY.

UM, BUT WHEN YOU TREAT, WHEN TREAT, WHEN NEW URBAN TRAILS OR NEW PROJECTS ARE PUT IN AND THEIR TREES PUT IN THERE, THERE'S ONLY A SHORT WINDOW THAT THEY PUT IN TO COVER THE WATERING COSTS.

SO WHAT, SINCE THE URBAN TRAILS PROGRAM, UH, UNDER US, CAME TO US ABOUT SOME OF THE TREES THAT THEY WERE PLANNING, WE ADDED TO THE BUDGET THIS YEAR TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT, UH, HOW WE COULD, UH, MAINTAIN THOSE TREES AS FAR AS WATERING.

CAUSE THEY'RE NOT RIGHT ALONG THE RIGHT OF WAY.

AND WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT, UH, HEY, SAY OUR TRAILS ARE SOME OF THE GREATEST GEMS. WE HAVE TO WALK AND APPRECIATE THE OPEN SPACE HERE.

AND WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER WE PLANTED WOULD BE ABLE TO BE MAINTAINED AND LIVED, SO IT CAN BE ENJOYED BY ALL OUR CITIZENS.

SO YES, IT IS A NEW PROGRAM SHORT IN SHORT, UH, THAT WE WILL SEE INCREASING AS, UH, UH, WITH OUR TREES, A TREE PROGRAM AND ALSO OUR URBAN TRAILS PROGRAM.

I SAID, NORTH SHORE, NORTH WALNUT CREEK.

IT'S NO PROBLEM.

I DIDN'T, YES, IT DID.

UH, I DON'T, I DON'T, I RARELY TAKE OPPORTUNITIES TO CORRECT PEOPLE IF I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY MEANT, BUT I, I THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE QUESTION.

I'M NOT USED TO NOT BEING ASKED A LOT OF QUESTIONS WHEN I SPEAK.

SO RIGHT NOW I'M KIND OF, OF INFLUX.

CAUSE I DIDN'T THINK, I, I DON'T THINK THAT I WAS THAT INFORMATIVE, BUT IF I WAS, OR MAYBE I JUST PUT TOO MUCH INFORMATION OUT THERE FOR YOU TO DIGEST, BUT, UM, AS I SAID, IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, UH, IF, IF YOU ALL COULD GET ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE AFTER LOOKING AT THE PRESENTATION AND DIGESTING SOME MORE, YOU GET TO CHRIS WILL BE ABLE TO GET THEM BACK TO YOU IN A SHORT, SHORT TURNAROUND.

AND IF THERE'S ANY PRESENTATIONS THAT YOU WANT OFF OF DETAIL OFF OF WHAT I PROVIDED TODAY, LET US KNOW WE'LL COME BACK.

UH, ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I PUT THIS, WE PUT THIS PRESENTATION TOGETHER.

THE WAY WE DID IS THAT WE CAN COME BACK AND GIVE YOU UPDATES ON OUR BUDGET AS FAR AS HOW WE ARE MEETING THESE GOALS.

SO YOU CAN SEE, YOU CAN SEE PROGRESSIVELY SO THAT, UH, WE, WE, WE LIKE TO ALWAYS GET COMMENTS AND UNDERSTAND HOW WE CAN DO BETTER, BUT WE ALSO WANT TO INFORM YOU AS AN IMPORTANT PARTNER IN THIS, ON HOW WE'RE DOING AS FAR AS HELPING MAINTAIN THE URBAN TRAILS, BRIDGES, AND STREETS FOR THE STUDY.

YOU MISS YOURS.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS BEFORE? NO, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO CAME TO PRESENT TODAY.

UM, AND, UH, ON THE PUBLIC WORK SIDE, I DON'T THINK I GOT THAT, UH, PRESENTATION VIA EMAIL.

IF I CAN GET A COPY OF THAT, THAT'D BE GREAT.

AND IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS AFTER REVIEWING, UH, I WILL CERTAINLY SEND THEM YOUR WAY AND MADAM CHAIR PERSON, IF YOU LET ME INDULGE ONE LAST THING.

UH, I ALWAYS LOVE OPPORTUNITIES TO PROFESSIONALLY DEVELOP.

SO MY BOSS IS HERE MIGHT BE SHAMELESS SHAMELESS OF ME, BUT, UH, BUT I WANT TO THANK HIM FOR THE OPPORTUNITY CAUSE I, I APPRECIATE BEING ABLE TO PRESENT THE COMMISSIONS AND