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YEAH.

UM, AND

[CALL TO ORDER]

THIS IS THE MEETING OF THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL.

AND IT IS SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2021.

I AM THE CHAIR PAGE ELLIS REPRESENTING DISTRICT EIGHT, AND WE HAVE COUNCIL MEMBER, KITCHEN COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY, OUR VICE CHAIR, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR, AND THE MAYOR PRO TEM, NATASHA HOPPER, MADISON, JOINING US TODAY.

WELCOME EVERYBODY.

THIS SHOULD BE, UH, A REALLY INFORMATIVE DAY FOR US ALL.

AND I'M GLAD YOU CAN ALL JOIN US.

UH, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY SPEAKERS SIGNED UP TODAY.

SO

[1. Approve the minutes of the Mobility Committee meeting of August 6, 2021.]

DO I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FOR THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE MEETING OF AUGUST 6TH, 2021 MOTION MADE BY VICE CHAIR, KELLY SECONDED BY A MAYOR PRO TEM HARPER MADISON, ALL IN FAVOR.

IT IS UNANIMOUS ON THE DYESS THAT LEADS US NOW INTO

[2. Overview of Mobility Outcome projects and programs in the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 annual approved budget (40 minutes). Sponsors: Council Member Paige Ellis, and Mayor Pro Tern Natasha Harper-Madison]

OUR BRIEFING ITEM.

NUMBER TWO, OVERVIEW OF MOBILITY, OUTCOME PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS IN THE FISCAL YEAR 20 21 22 ANNUAL APPROVED BUDGET.

GOOD.

MY NAME IS JAMES DALE.

I'M THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR YOUR TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

I'M GONNA JUST GONNA DO A BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF FOLKS.

I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW TOO THAT ROB SPILLER WOULD'VE BEEN HERE, BUT HE'S HAVING A, A SCHEDULED MEDICAL PROCEDURE TODAY, BUT HE WILL BE BACK WITH US.

I'LL TAKE SOME TIME OFF AND BE BACK WITH US IN ABOUT A WEEK.

UM, BUT WE'RE REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE, TO GET THE INVITATION, TO COME AND PRESENT AND BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO ON A DAILY BASIS THAT WE'RE REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT AND SHARING THAT WITH YOU AND THE MOBILITY OUTCOME PROJECTS, AS WELL AS OUR BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR.

UM, WE HAVE, UM, PUBLIC WORKS IS HERE WITH US.

I'M WITH THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, WE HAVE VERY SIMILAR PRESENTATIONS.

WE'LL START OFF WITH SOME FINANCIAL INFORMATION IN EACH OF THEM, AND THEN WE'LL GET INTO THOSE PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT AND ALSO WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE INVITATION, AND ALSO THANK YOU FOR PASSING THE BUDGETS THAT WE HAVE TO DO THIS WORK FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

AND JUST, UM, REAL QUICKLY, UM, PEGGY MCCALLISTER IS OUR CHIEF.

UM, I'M SORRY.

PEGGY MCCALLUM IS OUR CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.

SHE IS GOING TO BE DOING THE PRESENTATION ALONG WITH ANNA MARTIN, WHO IS OUR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, AND THEN JAMES SNOW WITH PUBLIC WORKS WILL BE DOING THE PRESENTATION, UM, FOR THEM.

AND THEN WE HAVE A NUMBER OF RICHMOND DOSA.

THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS IS HERE.

JASON, JOHN MICHAEL, OUR OTHER ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OVER SMART MOBILITY IS HERE.

AND, UH, JASON READ FROM, WITH OUR PARKING, UM, ENTERPRISE MANAGERS HERE TO HELP SUPPORT IN THE PRESENTATION TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.

SO WITH THAT, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO PEGGY AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

I'M PEGGY MCCALLUM.

I'M THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER FOR AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION.

UM, I WILL THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING US WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO AN ENCORE OF OUR 22 BUDGET.

WE DON'T OFTEN GET THAT KIND OF REQUESTS.

SO I KNOW YOU'RE MORE INTERESTED IN THE PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS, BUT YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A COUPLE OF SLIDES THAT JUST GIVE YOU A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE REQUESTED AND WHAT WAS APPROVED.

SO IN WE REQUESTED $85 MILLION BUDGET, UM, WITH 397 AND A HALF FTES, WE ALSO INCLUDED YOU CAN GO ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO, UM, THIS JUST IS AN OVERVIEW OF ALL OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION.

SO THAT INCLUDES NOT JUST ROADWAYS AND SIGNS AND MARKINGS.

THAT INCLUDES BIKE LANES AND SIGNALS AND CROSSWALKS AND PARKING AND PAY STATIONS AND KIOSKS.

THERE'S JUST A LOT OF, OF BUSINESS THAT WE PROVIDE FOR THE COMMUNITY AND AS THE COMMUNITY CONTINUES TO GROW.

SO DOES AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION NEXT SLIDE, THIS IS A SIDE-BY-SIDE LOOK OF OUR PROJECTED REVENUE FOR .

SO YOU SEE THAT THE BIG BLUE PART OF THAT PIE IS FROM THE TRANSPORTATION USER FEE.

THE OTHER BIG PORTION OF THAT IS FROM PERMITTING.

SO THAT'S RIGHT AWAY PERMITS AS WELL AS DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PERMITS.

UM, PARKING IS THE NEXT ONE.

AND THEN WE HAVE OTHER WITH JUST, JUST SOME OF THE SMALLER MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE AND THEN RIGHT NEXT TO IT AS OUR PIE CHART OF OUR COSTS.

SO OUR MOBILITY FUND IS THE LARGEST PORTION OF OUR BUDGET.

PARKING IS THE SECOND.

THEN WE LOOK AT SOME OF OUR TRANSFERS THAT GO TO GENERAL FUND DEPARTMENTS AND SUPPORT SERVICES DEPARTMENTS, AS WELL AS OUR, OUR PLANNED CAPITAL INVESTMENT.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS GIVES YOU A LITTLE MORE DETAIL AND A COMPARISON YEAR ON YEAR OUT OF OUR REVENUE PROJECTIONS, THIS FAIRLY HIGH LEVEL, BUT IT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF WHERE ARE THE MAJORITY OF OUR REVENUE COMES FROM, OF COURSE, THE TOUGH AND FROM PERMITTING NEXT, AND THEN THE SAME FOR OUR COST PROJECTION.

SO WE'RE PROJECTED IN $85 MILLION BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR WITH A, UM, UH, ABOUT AN 18%

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INCREASE IN COSTS.

OVERALL, WE'RE GOING TO PROBABLY WE'RE PLANNING ON HAVING A MUCH LARGER INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORT TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FOR NEXT YEAR.

SO YOU'LL SEE THAT IT'S ALMOST $6 MILLION FOR NEXT YEAR.

NEXT.

THIS IS OUR DEPARTMENT COSTS BY FUNDING SOURCE.

THIS JUST GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT FUNDING SOURCES PAYING FOR WHAT SO YOU SEE THAT THE TOUGH PAYS FOR A MAJOR PART OF OUR BUDGET.

63% OF IT, UM, PERMITS PAY FOR ABOUT 9% PARKING IS 23% AND THEN DEVELOPMENT ITEMS ARE 4% OTHER, SOME OF THE SMALLER ITEMS THAT, YOU KNOW, INTEREST THOSE KINDS OF THINGS THAT COME IN IN MUCH SMALLER PORTIONS.

NEXT, THIS IS OUR CAPITAL SPENDING BY FUNDING SOURCE.

ALSO VERY INTERESTING BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF OUR FUNDING COMES FROM FROM GEO BONDS.

SO WE SEE THAT MORE, MORE THAN 95% OF OUR FUNDING FOR CAPITAL COMES FROM THERE.

WE ARE, ARE ALSO BEING STRATEGIC ABOUT TRYING TO SET ASIDE SOME OF OUR MORE FLEXIBLE REVENUE TO BE ABLE TO INVEST IN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE NEGOTIATION THAT WE DO WITH THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY, THROUGH THE TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS NEXT.

AND NOW FOR THE BEST PART, YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THE PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, PEGGY.

UM, MY NAME IS ANNA MARTIN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

I'M PLEASED TO BE HERE IN CHAMBERS, UM, WITH MANY OF YOU TODAY.

UM, AND I GET THE PLEASURE OF PRESENTING ABOUT OUR CAPITAL, UM, PROGRAM DELIVERY AND WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED FOR FISCAL YEAR 22.

GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THESE ARE SOME OF THE PROGRAM, UM, BUCKETS, IF YOU WILL, THAT ATD OVERSEES AND WHAT WE'LL BE WORKING ON IN FISCAL YEAR 22, AND I'M GOING TO COVER, UM, OUR LARGE CAPITAL PROJECTS.

BIKEWAYS PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS, REGIONAL MOBILITY, TRANSIT ENHANCEMENT, AND SAFETY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

I'M GOING TO START WITH REGIONAL MOBILITY PROJECTS AND I'M GOING TO HIGHLIGHT TWO PROJECTS THAT WERE FUNDED AS PART OF THE 2016 MOBILITY BOND ANDERSON MILL ROAD IS, UM, UH, MOBILITY AND SAFETY PROJECT THAT STARTED BACK WITH AN ENGINEERING STUDY IN 2016.

AND IT'S CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

WE'RE ACTUALLY IN THE FINAL STAGES AND WE EXPECT THAT PROJECT TO WRAP UP AND BE FULLY OPENED IN FALL OF 2021.

UM, AND SIMILAR TO ANDERSON MILL ROAD, SPICEWOOD SPRINGS WAS ALSO A PROJECT THAT WE BEGAN BACK IN 2016, UM, WITH AN ENGINEERING STUDY.

UH, WE ARE IN FINAL DESIGN.

WE EXPECT TO LET THAT PROJECT NEXT YEAR AND MOVE TO CONSTRUCTION AND FISCAL YEAR 22.

AND THAT WILL BE ABOUT AN 18 MONTH LONG CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.

UM, THE NEXT TYPE OF PROJECT ARE OUR LARGE CAPITAL PROJECTS.

UM, WE HAVE TWO PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE 2020 MOBILITY BOND.

UM, THESE WERE ORIGINALLY SCOPED AND ANALYZE WITH 2016 FUNDS AND ARE NOW BEING MOVED FORWARD TO DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.

UM, ONE OF THOSE BEING JOHNNY MORRIS ROAD, UM, WE'LL START DETAILED DESIGN THIS FALL, AND THEN THE SECOND ONE BEING ROSS ROAD NORTH.

UM, WE EXPECT DETAILED DESIGN TO BEGIN IN EARLY 20, 22, AND THEN SIMILAR TO THE, TO THE, TO JOHNNY MORRIS ROAD AND ROSS ROAD THAT WERE STARTED BACK IN 2016.

UH, WE HAVE TWO PROJECTS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN SCOPING THIS YEAR, UM, WITH 2020 MOBILITY BONDS.

AND THAT IS, UM, THEY'RE BOTH IN SOUTHEAST AUSTIN.

UM, AND THOSE ARE BRADSHAW ROAD AND KNUCKLES CROSSING.

WE EXPECT THOSE BOTH TO BEGIN FIRST THING NEXT YEAR.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO WE HAVE A LARGE PORTFOLIO OF SAFETY PROJECTS AND WE HAVE ABOUT $10 MILLION IN WORK, UM, PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 22.

UM, AND THOSE FALL INTO SEVERAL DIFFERENT CATEGORIES.

UM, THE FIRST ONE BEING INTERSECTION SAFETY PROJECTS, UH, WE HAVE $3 MILLION PLAN TO SPEND IN FISCAL YEAR 22.

UM, WE JUST RECENTLY STARTED CONSTRUCTION ON A PROJECT AT CHERRYWOOD IN MAYNOR.

UM, IT STARTED IN JULY, I BELIEVE, AND WE EXPECT TO WRAP UP THIS FALL.

A SIMILAR SCOPE OF PROJECT IS GOING TO BEGIN NEXT SUMMER AT BARTON SPRINGS ROAD AND SOUTH FIRST STREET ROAD, SOUTH FIRST STREET.

UH, WE EXPECT THAT TO START NEXT SUMMER 2022.

AND AT THE SAME TIME AS WE'RE MOVING THOSE THROUGH CONSTRUCTION WILL BE STARTING DESIGN AND THREE MORE LOCATIONS IN FISCAL YEAR 22.

WE HAVE, UM, 1.5 MILLION BUDGETED FOR TRAFFIC CALMING AND SPEED MANAGEMENT PROJECTS IN FISCAL YEAR 22.

UH, WE'LL BE PURSUING A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

THE FIRST BEING, UM, ADDITIONAL SPEED LIMIT CHANGES ON LEVEL THREE AND LEVEL FOUR STREETS.

YOU MIGHT RECALL THAT BACK IN 2020, UH, WE BROUGHT FORWARD, UM, A PACKAGE OF ARTERIAL SPEED LIMIT CHANGES INSIDE OUR URBAN CORE.

WE'LL BE EXPANDING THAT WORK, UM, FOR LEVEL THREE AND FOUR STREETS OUTSIDE OF THE URBAN CORE.

UM, STARTING NEXT YEAR,

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SIMILARLY, WE BROUGHT TO YOU, UM, NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS, UM, OF A CERTAIN CHARACTERISTIC 40 FEET OR, OR WIDER.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING A SIMILAR STUDY ON ANOTHER PORTION OF NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS, UM, PARTICULARLY THOSE THAT ARE 36 FEET OR WIDER, UM, TO PICK UP KIND OF WHAT, UM, WHAT WE, I WON'T SAY MESS, BUT WHAT WAS OUTSIDE OF OUR SCOPE FOR THE ORIGINAL STUDY? SO LOOK FOR THAT IN FISCAL YEAR 22, WE ARE ALSO, UM, ONE OF OUR REALLY POPULAR PROGRAMS ARE, UH, THE DYNAMIC SPEED DISPLAY SIGNS, AND THOSE ARE THE RADAR SIGNS THAT TELL FOLKS HOW FAST THEY'RE GOING WHEN THEY'RE TRAVELING DOWN ANY ROAD.

WE HAVE A HANDFUL OF THOSE RIGHT NOW, AND WE ROTATE THEM AROUND THE CITY BASED ON CITIZEN REQUESTS.

IT'S A VERY, VERY POPULAR PROGRAM AND IT TENDS TO BE A LONG WAIT, UM, TO GET ONE DEPLOYED ON A CERTAIN STREET.

UM, SO WE'RE PLANNING TO PROCURE ADDITIONAL DEVICES SO THAT WE CAN BE MORE RESPONSIVE TO THE COMMUNITY, UH, WHEN THEY HAVE A CONCERN ON THEIR STREET, UH, THE LAST SAFETY BEST BUCKET I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT IS THE SYSTEMIC SAFETY PROJECTS.

UH, WE HAVE ONE LARGE SYSTEMIC, UM, SAFETY PROJECT MOVING FORWARD IN 22.

UM, AND WHAT WE'VE IDENTIFIED IS THAT WE HAVE, UM, PATTERN OF CRASHES ON CURVES OF A CERTAIN ANGLE AROUND THE CITY.

SO WE'LL BE DOING CITYWIDE IMPLEMENTATION OF CURVE, CURVE, WARNING SIGNS, AND CURVE WARNING, BEACONS THAT MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA AND THAT'S TO ADDRESS CRASH PATTERNS THAT WE'VE IDENTIFIED AS WELL AS, UM, SIMILAR LOCATIONS AROUND THE CITY SO THAT WE CAN HOPEFULLY PREVENT THOSE SIMILAR CRASHES IN THE FUTURE.

AND THE OTHER SYSTEMIC SAFETY PROJECT I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IS PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD OVER THE LONG HAND LONGHORN DAM BRIDGE, UM, THAT WAS IDENTIFIED AS A HIGH INJURY ROADWAY.

UM, BACK WITH THE ASM P UH, WE'VE BEEN IMPLEMENTING STUART AND LONG-TERM IMPROVEMENTS.

YOU'VE PROBABLY SEEN PHOTOS OR MAYBE TRAVERSED ON THE NEW SHARED USE PATH OVER THE BRIDGE.

UM, BUT THAT PROJECT WILL BE COMPLETE THIS FALL.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, TRANSIT ENHANCEMENT.

UM, WE'VE DONE A LOT OF GREAT WORK, UM, PRIORITIZING SPEED AND RELIABILITY OF THE LOCAL BUS NETWORK.

UM, WE HAVE TWO EXCITING PROJECT PLAN FOR 2022, UM, THE FIRST AT STASSNEY LANE AND SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE AND THE SECOND AT STASSNEY LANE AND SOUTH BURST.

UM, THOSE ARE IN FINAL DESIGN AND WE EXPECT TO MOVE TO CONSTRUCTION NEXT YEAR.

OUR BIKEWAYS PROGRAM HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY BUSY, UM, SINCE 2016, EVEN BEFORE, BUT DEFINITELY SINCE 2016, I'M REALLY HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE CURRENTLY JUST EXCEEDED THE MILESTONE.

WE HAVE 52% OF THE ALL AGES AND ABILITIES NETWORK NOW COMPLETE.

SO I'M REALLY PROUD OF, UH, LAURA, DARREN, AND THE WHOLE TEAM THAT SUPPORTS HER OVER AT ATD.

UM, SOME NOTABLE PROJECTS FROM 2021.

UH, WE INSTALLED OUR FIRST NEIGHBORHOOD BIKEWAY AND CHERRYWOOD OUR FIRST DUAL DUAL TRACK TRAIL ALONG BROAD BUGGY CREEK TRAIL.

UM, AND THEN WE DID A LOT OF, UM, UPGRADES FROM, UM, BUFFERED BIKE LANES TO PROTECTED BIKE LANES LIKE AUSTIN BOULEVARD BEING A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THAT.

UH, SO WE EXPECT LOTS OF SIMILAR PROJECTS TO CONTINUE NEXT YEAR.

UH, AND THEN FINALLY, PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS.

WE HAVE A COUPLE DIFFERENT, UM, PEDESTRIAN CROSSING PROJECT EXAMPLES.

WE'LL BE CONTINUING TO EXPAND OUR ACCESSIBLE PEDESTRIAN SIGNALS CITYWIDE.

UM, AS WE CONTINUE IN FISCAL YEAR 22, AND WE HAVE 10 NEW PEDESTRIAN HYBRID BEACONS PLANNED, UM, AND THE LIST OF 10 REALLY PRIORITIZE THE PRIOR PRIORITIZES CONNECTING TO TRANSIT STOPS.

OKAY.

ONE MORE SLIDE PLEASE.

SO I THINK WE'VE WORKED WITH, UM, EVERYONE HERE ON THE DAYAS ON OUR MOBILITY ANNUAL PLANNING PROCESS, AND THIS IS HOW ALL OF OUR LOCAL MOBILITY GROUPS COME TOGETHER EVERY YEAR, UM, TO PRIORITIZE AND PLAN PROJECTS.

UH, WE REPEAT THIS ANNUALLY TO MAINTAIN FLEXIBILITY FOR THESE PROGRAMS, UM, WHILE TRYING TO BE TRANSPARENT, ACCOUNTABLE AND RESPONSIVE TO THE COMMUNITY.

UM, WE LAST PRESENTED TO COUNCIL AND THE COMMUNITY IN DECEMBER, 2021 FOR FEEDBACK, UM, AND THAT HELPED US PLAN FOR THIS YEAR.

WE'RE CURRENTLY IN THE INITIAL MAP PROCESS, UM, INTERNALLY, AND WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING, UM, TO PLAN FOR THE 2022 MAP.

WE'LL BE LOOKING TO, UM, TO INCLUDE THE 20 16, 20 18 AND NOW THE 2020 MOBILITY BOND.

SO WE'LL BE WORKING ON THAT THROUGH THIS FALL.

WE PLAN TO COME TO, UM, MEET WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS, UM, AND THEIR OFFICES IN DECEMBER.

THEN WE WILL PUBLISH THE PLAN, UM, FOR THE COMMUNITY, UM, AND RECEIVE FEEDBACK.

AND THAT THAT THEN WILL BE OUR, UM,

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OUR WORKING ROADMAP, IF YOU WILL, FOR THE 12 MONTHS TO FOLLOW.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO.

UM, ONE MORE SLIDE.

UM, AND WE LOVE, WE LOVE TO SHOW THIS.

THIS IS REALLY A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE MAP PROCESS AT WORK.

UM, THIS WAS A GREAT PROJECT WE'RE WORKING ON, WHICH IS TERRY ROAD, UH, BETWEEN AND NICHOLS CROSSING.

SO IT HELPED US, THE PROCESS HELPED US TO COORDINATE PLAN AND PRIORITIZE, UM, ACCESS, UH, ASPECTS OF DIFFERENT, UH, PROGRAMS TO BUILD COMPLETE PROJECTS FOR THE COMMUNITY.

SO FOR THIS TERRY ROAD EXAMPLE, UM, WE WERE GOING TO INSTALL PROTECTED BIKE LANES, AND THAT WAS FUNDED BY THE BIKEWAYS PROGRAM.

WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO CONSTRUCT A FLOATING BUS STOP, UM, FUNDED BY CAPITAL METRO, UH, ADDITIONAL LIGHTING ALONG TERRY ROAD WAS IDENTIFIED AND, UM, FUNDED AND INSTALLED BY AUSTIN ENERGY.

AND THEN AT A COUPLE OF INTERSECTIONS, UM, SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL FUNDED, A PROTECTED INTERSECTION CONFIGURATION.

SO BRINGING ALL THOSE PROGRAMS TOGETHER REALLY HELPED US LEVERAGE ALL THAT WORK AND FUNDING, UM, AND DELIVER A BETTER PROJECT FOR THE COMMUNITY.

UH, NEXT SLIDE.

SO FINALLY, I WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH A COUPLE TOOLS.

UM, AGAIN, I THINK YOU ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE MOBILITY ANNUAL PLAN.

UM, YOU CAN FIND THAT PLAN ONLINE LIVE FOR 2021 AND SEE ALL THE WORK THAT WAS PLANNED FOR THIS YEAR.

UM, AS WE GET CLOSER TOWARDS DECEMBER, WE'LL PUBLISH THE 2022 MAPS.

SO YOU CAN HAVE A LOOK AHEAD FOR NEXT YEAR AND THAT'S AVAILABLE FOR, UM, COUNCIL MEMBERS IN THEIR OFFICES, AS WELL AS FOR THE PUBLIC.

UM, AND THE SECOND TWO I'D LOVE TO POINT OUT IS, UM, OUR CAPITAL PROJECTS EXPLORE.

SO IT'S A WEB-BASED TOOL WHERE YOU CAN ZOOM IN FOR YOUR COUNCIL DISTRICT OR FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND SEE EVERYTHING THAT'S PLANNED WITH BOND FUNDING FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.

UM, YOU CAN CLICK ON INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS AND SEE SCOPES AND BUDGETS AND CONTACTS AND, UM, EVERYTHING YOU NEED.

UM, IF YOU WANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR WANT TO REACH OUT TO THE CITY TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THAT PROJECT, UH, RIGHT NOW IT'S UPDATED FOR 2016 AND 2018 MOBILITY PROJECTS.

UM, AS WE GET FURTHER INTO THE PRIORITIZATION FOR 2020, WE'LL INCLUDE THAT INFORMATION AS WELL.

SO THOSE ARE TWO GREAT RESOURCES IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL, UH, QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR SPECIFIC PROJECTS AND PORTFOLIOS.

SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

I'M FROM THE ATD SIDE, HAPPY TO TAKE QUESTIONS NOW, OR ALLOW PUBLIC WORKS TO COME UP AND WE CAN TAKE QUESTIONS COLLECTIVELY AFTERWARDS.

THANK YOU.

I, I APPRECIATE THAT INFORMATION.

UM, AND I WILL JUST SAY THE, THE ANNUAL PLAN LINK IS SO HELPFUL WHEN PEOPLE WANT TO LOOK AT WHAT'S ON THE GROUND IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD, AND WHAT'S PLANNED UP AHEAD AND ALSO WHERE IT'S BEING FUNDED FROM.

SO IT DOES ALL THESE DIFFERENT SECTIONS ABOUT DIFFERENT MOBILITY, BONDS, OR DIFFERENT OTHER, UM, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THAT PEOPLE CAN EXPECT TO BE SEEING IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

UM, IS, IS PUBLIC WORKS DOING ANOTHER SECTION ON THIS TOPIC? OKAY.

YES.

I WOULD SAY LET'S STAY ON THIS TOPIC.

AND THEN AFTER WE HEAR FROM OUR PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR, UM, THEN WE'LL DO SOME QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, ANNA.

AND THANK YOU, UH, COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON, RICHARD MENDOZA, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, AND WE ARE GOING TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF RFI 22, UH, OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET.

AT THIS TIME, I'M GOING TO ASK, UH, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR JAMES SNOW TO COME AND PRESENT, UH, OUR SLIDES AND THEN WE'LL BE AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

GOOD AFTERNOON, JAMES GNOSIS DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS DO NOT CONFUSE ME WITH JAMES DALE WITH ATD.

WE ALWAYS HAVEN'T.

WE DRESS THE SAME.

PEOPLE ALWAYS CONFUSE US, BUT OBVIOUSLY HE'S THE MORE HANDSOME OF THE TWO.

SO WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO IS GIVE YOU A BRIEF OVERVIEW IF I HAVE A NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO WHAT I'M GOING TO TRY TO DO TODAY, AND I'VE TOLD HIM, GIVE HIM 20 MINUTES.

AND WHEN WE PRACTICE THIS, RICHARD LOOKED AT MY SLIDES AND SAID, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DO THIS IN 20 MINUTES? REALISTICALLY, I'M NOT GOING TO TALK FAST, BUT RATHER WHAT THIS IS, IS A TAKEAWAY.

SO YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT STUDY, AND THEN WHEN WE COME BACK AND BRIEF YOU THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, YOU'LL BE, THIS WILL BE A BASELINE FOR US TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT AGAIN, JUST LIKE WHAT JAMES SAID WHEN HE TALKED.

YES.

THE OTHER JAMES, WE DO THANK YOU FOR APPROVING THIS BUDGET.

I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF GREAT THINGS.

WE'RE GOING TO DO MOBILITY, BUT INSTEAD OF JUST TALKING ABOUT IT HERE, LET'S GO THROUGH THE SLIDES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

FIRST, I'D LIKE TO START OFF WITH, UH, JUST A BRIEF OVERVIEW THE DEPARTMENT, UH, OUR MISSION IS UP THERE, BUT REALLY WHAT WE FOCUS ON IS OUR MOTTO.

WELL-BUILT WELL-MAINTAINED WELL BEING FOR ALL.

AND AS YOU LOOK AT THIS SLIDE, WHAT WE'LL WILL GIVE YOU IS ONE ON ONE SIDE, IT GIVES US OUR SERVICE AREAS.

BUT SECONDLY, WHAT I'D LIKE TO FOCUS ON IS THE MAIN CENTER OF THE SLIDE.

AND THAT IS THE STRATEGIC GOALS FOR SD 23.

WE USE THIS AND AS YOU POINT THIS OUT, BECAUSE THERE'S A GUIDE THROUGH THIS PRESENTATION IS THAT AS YOU LOOK AT THOSE, AND THEY'LL ALSO BE MENTIONED LATER, THAT'S HOW WE DO

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OUR BUDGET.

WE LOOK AT ALIGNING OUR BUDGETS AND RESOURCES TO THAT.

OUR FIRST GOAL IS PROACTIVE, MAINTAIN CITY TRANSPORTATION RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE AND ASSETS.

SECOND ONE IS TO PROVIDE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS BY PLANNING, BUILDING AND MAINTAINING SUSTAINABLE MULTIMODAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

NUMBER THREE IS, WAS ONE OF THE KEY THINGS WE DO IS WE ACTUALLY HELP MAINTAIN AND MANAGE THE RIGHT OF WAY.

SO WE ACTUALLY WORK WITH ALL THE DEPARTMENTS TO PUT THE ASSETS IN THERE.

SO COORDINATION IS IMPORTANT FOR IS IF YOU DON'T KNOW THAT WE ARE THE CAPITAL DELIVERY ARM FOR THE CITY.

SO WHEN YOU SEE THAT WE'LL REFERENCE THAT, BUT MOST OF IT'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT TRANSPORTATION.

AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE HA WE MANAGE OVER 385 PROJECTS A YEAR FOR THE CITY AND OVER $4 BILLION WORTH OF DELIVERY OF THAT.

UH, NUMBER FIVE IS WE ESTABLISH A WORKPLACE CULTURE FOR EXCELLENCE INCLUSION, UH, CONSTANT, UH, EXCUSE ME, CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, SAFETY AND HUMAN CENTERED.

UH, WE'RE VERY, WE BELIEVE THAT STRATEGY IS VERY GOOD, BUT JUST LIKE PETER DRUCKER TELLS CULTURE, EATS STRATEGY FOR LUNCH.

SO WE THINK OUR CULTURE IS VERY IMPORTANT IN THE WAY THAT WE NEED TO DELIVER AND ALSO REFLECT THE CULTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY THAT WE SERVE.

AND THE FINAL IS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE RESOURCES.

SO THAT'S OUR FINANCIAL STABILITY AND CAPABILITY TO DELIVER OUR SERVICES.

BUT IF I COULD HAVE THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, UH, WILL NOT READ THE SLIDE TO YOU.

THESE ARE OUR SIX KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES FROM SD 23.

WHAT I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT TO THAT IS THAT EVEN THROUGH THESE TIMES, WE WERE ABLE TO MAINTAIN OUR TARGETS.

THE ONE AREA THAT WE LOOKED LIKE, WE WENT BACK A LITTLE BIT, WAS ON OUR LISTENING TO THE WORKFORCE, BUT THAT SURVEY DID NOT HAPPEN THIS PAST YEAR BECAUSE OF COVID.

WE WERE TOLD EARLIER THIS WEEK THAT THEY WILL HAVE A NEW ONE THIS YEAR.

SO WE'LL BE ABLE TO UPDATE THAT BASED ON THE TARGET.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS A BUSY SLIDE AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT SLIDE.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE SLIDE, WHAT I WANT TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION IS FIRST OF ALL, WE HAVE THE SERVICE AND PROGRAM AREAS.

SO THESE ARE THE SERVICE AND PROGRAM AREAS SPECIFICALLY ON MOBILITY, EXCEPT FOR THE CAPITOL AREA.

ONE AT THE END, WHAT WE PUT IN PARENTHESES, IT LETS YOU KNOW, HOW MUCH ASSETS WE MANAGE FOR THAT.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, ON STREETS, WE MANAGE OVER SEVEN, ALMOST 8,000 LANE MILES OF STREETS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, WE MANAGE 2,700 MILES OF SIDEWALKS, 55 MILES OF TRAILS, 4,200 STRUCTURES OF BRIDGES, CULVERTS, AND SUCH, UH, CROSSING GUARDS.

WE WERE PROUD THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAMS HERE.

AND WE MAN 20, UH, WHERE WE HAVE PEOPLE AT 200 CROSSWALKS ACROSS THE CITY, GETTING OUR CRITICAL ASSET OF KIDS TO, AND FROM SCHOOL AND WORKING WITH OUR PARTNER AT ATD TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN, NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERING PROGRAM AND CAPITAL DELIVERY.

AS YOU MOVE ACROSS, YOU CAN SEE THAT WHAT WE HAD IN WHAT WE DID.

AND I'LL SHOW LATER IN THE BUDGET, WE SEPARATED IN TWO PARTS BECAUSE AS WE KNOW, WE HAVE AN OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, I WANT TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE LAST PART OF THE SLIDE.

AND THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FY 22 AND 21 AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

WE, AGAIN, THANK YOU.

YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN, HAVING US HAVE THIS FUNDING, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE IMPROVED IN EVERY SINGLE AREA NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERING.

I'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT LATER.

THAT IS A STATICALLY FUNDED, UH, AREA FOR OUR DEPARTMENT.

EACH YEAR, WE A TRANSFER $400,000 FROM OUR OPERATING BUDGET.

AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE A CAPITAL FUNDS, WHICH I'LL TALK ABOUT LATER.

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I APOLOGIZE.

THIS IS A LOT OF FINANCIAL STUFF TO START OFF WITH.

I PROMISE YOU MORE INTERESTING THINGS WILL FOLLOW.

UH, OUR TOTAL BUDGET FOR THIS YEAR IS 132.2 MILLION.

THAT'S A RAISE OF 1.6 MILLION OVERALL.

AND WE ADDED 26 NET POSITIONS IN THE BUDGET.

AND THAT COMES OUT TO ABOUT 626.

NOW WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS IS THE 200 CROSSING GUARDS THAT WE HAVE THAT SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY ARE CONSIDERED SEASONAL TEMPS.

SO REALISTICALLY WE HAVE ALMOST 900 EMPLOYEES IN OUR DEPARTMENT SERVICING THE CITY.

THIS GIVES YOU THE HIGHLIGHTS.

AS FAR AS THE NUMBER OF POSITIONS, WE DID INCREASE THE TRANSPORTATION USER FEE BY A DOLLAR SEVEN FOR PUBLIC WORKS THIS YEAR.

AND, UH, AS YOU CAN SEE THAT WE KEPT THE CAPITAL DELIVERY RATE FLAT AND THE ALLOCATION ONLY WHAT A SMALL AMOUNT FOR SERVICES.

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AGAIN, THIS IS A TAKEAWAY I DON'T NEED TO GO INTO IT, BUT WHAT IT SHOWS YOU IS HOW WE'VE GROWN.

HOW'S THE TRANSPORTATION USER FEE HAS GROWN OVER THE YEARS.

THE SOLID LINES ARE BOTH PUBLIC WORKS IN ATD AND THE DOTTED LINES IS WHAT PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS THAT WE WOULD NEED TO INCREASE TO IT.

SO I JUST WANT TO POINT THAT OUT BECAUSE IF SOMEONE LOOKS AT THAT AND LATER ON, IF WE COME BACK PRESENTATION AND SAY, WELL, THAT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

WHAT REPRESENTS RECURRENTLY IS THE TWO DEPARTMENTS TOGETHER, BUT THEN WE'RE SHOWING IN THE FUTURE, WHAT WE POSSIBLY NEED TO MAINTAIN SERVICES AND CONTINUE, UH, MAINTAIN THE ASSETS THAT WE HAVE.

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SO GOAL ONE, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS, UNDER THAT GOAL, WE ADDED NINE NEW POSITIONS.

WE, UH, ADDED ALMOST $700,000 TO CONTINUE MAINTAIN THE STREETS AT THE LEVEL THAT WE HAVE WITH OUR GOAL, HOPEFULLY BY 2023 TO BE AT 77% SATISFACTORY, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST STANDARDS IN TEXAS IN THE UNITED STATES.

AND I GET CONSTANTLY TOLD BY SOME FRIENDS

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THAT DRIVE ON OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND THEN COME HERE AND THEY SAY, WHY CAN'T OUR STREETS BE THIS WAY? I'LL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE IS SAN ANTONIO.

I THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY WONDERFUL THAT LAST YEAR THEY TACKLED A HUNDRED THOUSAND POTHOLES.

WE ONLY DID ABOUT 4,500 BECAUSE WE KEEP OUR STREETS IN BETTER CONDITIONS.

SO THAT'S A TRUE CHINA OF WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE MAKE SURE OUR JOB IS DONE.

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GOAL TWO IS MULTI-CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE.

ONE OF THE KEY THINGS, AND YOU'LL SEE LATER IN THE SLIDES IS WE ARE VERY, WE ARE VERY FOCUSED ON THIS, ESPECIALLY ON SIDEWALKS.

THE SIDEWALK PROGRAM IS UNDERNEATH, UH, NEATH OUR DEPARTMENT.

WE BOTH DO OPERATING AND CAPITAL FUNDS TO MAINTAIN AND EXPAND THAT.

AND EACH YEAR WE COMMIT AN ADDITIONAL, A MILLION DOLLARS EACH YEAR TO GROW THE MAINTENANCE OF THAT, NOT COUNTING THE CAPITAL.

WE THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE THIS A WALKABLE CITY AND WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS ATD WITH A BIKE PROGRAM, WE HELP CO-CREATE THAT MAP, UH, PRE PLAN THAT WE COME INTO AND MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS THE WALKABLE ENJOYABLE CITY THAT EVERYBODY WANTS TO LIVE IN.

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WE HAVE TWO GOALS ON THIS ONE REAL QUICK GOAL THREE, WHERE WE TALKED ABOUT COORDINATING THE COORDINATOR OF THE RIGHT OF WAY.

AS FAR AS ASSETS BEING PLACED IN THERE, WE HAD ONE POSITION SPECIFICALLY DEAL WITH SOME OF THE VEGETATION AND THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO IN THE RIGHT WAY.

GO FORWARDS OUR CAPITAL PROGRAM.

AS YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN GROWING, UH, 20 16, 20 18, 20 20 OF ALL LARGE BOND PROGRAMS. AND SINCE WE HELPED DELIVER THOSE BOND PROGRAMS, WE OBVIOUSLY HAVE TO KEEP UP WITH THAT.

THAT'S NOT COUNTING OR, UH, THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE ABOUT $900 MILLION OF WORK THAT WE DO FOR AUSTIN WATER AND ALL.

AND WE ALSO MANAGE THE PROJECTS AT THE AVIATION AT OSS.

AND SO THAT IS A LARGE PORTFOLIO TO MANAGE.

SO WE HAVE TO MEET THAT GROWING NEED.

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FIVE, LIKE I SAID, HIS WORK CULTURE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US.

WE, UH, WE ADDED ONE POSITION IN OUR HUMAN RESOURCES GROUP TO SPECIFICALLY FOCUS ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND GOAL SIX FINANCE, WHICH WE'LL SHOW WE'LL SHOW, UH, HERE, SOME OF JUST THE BASIC HIGHLIGHTS THAT I'VE MENTIONED BEFORE.

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SO AS I SAID, THE FIRST PART OF THE BUDGET PRESENTATION WAS ABOUT OPERATIONS.

THE SECOND NOW IT'S ABOUT CAPITAL FUNDING, GETTING THINGS BUILT.

SO AS YOU LOOK HERE, THIS IS EVERYTHING THAT'S IN OUR, IN OUR PORTFOLIO, AS FAR AS THE CAPITAL BUDGET.

BUT WHAT I'M GOING TO FOCUS ON IS SPECIFICALLY TRANSPORTATION OR BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO WE DID, AND IT MIGHT BE A BUSY SLIDE, BUT WHAT I'D LIKE TO SHOW YOU IS FIRST OF ALL, TOTAL SPENDING IN A EIGHT POINT OF 85.5 MILLION FOR THIS COMING YEAR, AND THEN SHOWING WHAT OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WE'RE GOING TO SPEND THIS WAY.

YOU CAN SEE IT GRAPHICALLY, THE FOLLOWING SLIDES, WE'LL BREAK IT DOWN BY PROGRAM.

I JUST WANT TO CALL THAT OUT TO YOU SO THAT YOU CAN, AND WHEN WE COME BACK AND PRESENT IT ANY OTHER TIME, THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE WE'LL USE THIS CHART AS A WAY TO BASIS TO COME TELL YOU HOW WE'RE SPENDING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS A LOT OF INFORMATION I WON'T, I WON'T, UH, READ IT TO YOU, BUT OBVIOUSLY IT SHOWS HOW WE PLAN TO SPEND THE MONEY BY PROGRAM OR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT BOND SOURCES.

AS YOU KNOW, IN PUBLIC WORKS IN ATD, WE ARE GENERAL FUND, UH, BONDS OR GO BONDS THAT WE USE TO DO OUR CAPITAL WORK.

SO WHAT WE SHOW HERE IS THE THREE CURRENT BOND PROGRAMS THAT ARE FUNDING OUR CAPITAL WORK.

W IF YOU LOOK AT THE LEFT-HAND OF THE SLIDE, AS YOU LOOK AT IT, IT GIVES YOU THE TOTAL AS FAR AS SPENDING FOR EACH OF THOSE OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

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NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT PER PROGRAM.

WHY, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'RE GOING TO SPEND 6.0 $61.2 MILLION IN OUR STREET PROGRAM THIS YEAR.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE IT, CORRECTION, IT'S BROKEN DOWN INTO THREE PARTS IN OUR STREET RENEWAL.

WE'RE GOING TO SPEND 61 MILLION IN OUR STREET SAFETY.

WE'RE GONNA SPEND 29 MILLION AND THEN OUR STREET CAPACITY, WE HAVE 3.8 MILLION.

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NOW WE TALK ABOUT OUR TRAILS, BRIDGES AND CULVERTS, AS WE SAID, 4,200 STRUCTURES THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

EVEN THOSE LITTLE DIPS THAT YOU SEE IN THE ROAD THAT GOES OVER AND YOU SEE THE PIPING, THAT'S ACTUALLY, WE'RE MAINTAINING THAT WITH, UH, INSTEAD OF WATERSHED AT THIS MOMENT.

SO THAT IS A LOT OF INFRASTRUCTURE TO DEAL WITH.

SO AS I SHOW YOU HERE, WHAT YOU SEE IN THE SLIDE IS WE'RE GOING TO SPEND $82.8 MILLION JUST ON BRIDGES AND CULVERTS OR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

AND THEN IN OUR URBAN TRAILS PROGRAM, WHICH WE HAVE 55 LANE MILES RIGHT NOW, WE'RE GOING TO ADD MORE TO THAT AND SPEND $87 MILLION OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS ON THAT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE FINALLY SIDEWALKS, UH, 87 POINTS, UH, $86.7 MILLION IS A LOT TO SPEND THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.

AGAIN, LIKE I SAID, WE'RE FOCUSED ON EXTENDING THE 2,700 LANE MILES THAT WE HAVE NOW TO MAKE SURE THAT IS MORE WALKABLE CITY.

NEXT SLIDE.

LET ME TELL YOU A COUPLE OF KEY PROJECTS, BECAUSE NOW WE'VE SEEN ALL THE, ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO SPEND THE MONEY OR WHEN, BUT LET'S TALK ABOUT SPECIFICALLY THE PROJECTS.

FIRST OF ALL, LET'S TALK ABOUT BRIDGES AND CULVERTS.

ONE OF THE MAIN PROJECTS, A LOT OF THAT MONEY IS GONNA BE SPENT ON IS THE REPLACEMENT OF THE RED REDBUD TRAIL BRIDGE OVER LADYBIRD LAKE.

UH, WE'RE DOING SIGNIFICANT WORK THIS YEAR JUST TO MAINTAIN IT.

BUT SOME OF THE THINGS

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I LIKE TO BRING TO YOUR HIGHLIGHT IS THIS BRIDGE WILL REPLACE, UH, WE'LL REPLACE TWO BRIDGES, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, THERE'S GOING TO BE A 10 FOOT WIDE SHARED YOUTH PATH ON THIS BRIDGE GOING ACROSS SO THAT WE CAN MAKE AGAIN, MAKE SURE OUR CYCLISTS AND OUR WALKERS CAN CROSS THE BRIDGE AND NOT WORRY ABOUT TRAFFIC.

UH, IT IS A BIG ENDEAVOR.

THIS BRIDGE, UH, HAS BEEN NEED TO BE REPLACED FOR, UH, ABOUT 10 YEARS NOW.

AND SO WE'VE THANKED THE COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING US ON THIS AND ALSO THE PUBLIC CAUSE WE THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT STRUCTURE FOR US TO USE AND UTILIZE NEXT SLIDE ST.

RICAN, UH, STREET RECONSTRUCTION.

UH, STASSNEY LANE IS A KEY PROJECT.

WE WANT TO BRING THAT TO ONE KEY PART TO THAT.

WE WANT TO BRING UP IS THAT THE MULTI-MODAL WE'LL EXPAND THE SIDEWALK TO 11 FOOT SIDEWALK.

AND THE STANDARD SIDEWALK IS USUALLY ABOUT THREE FEET, BUT WE AS STAFF, UH, BUT WE WANT TO MAKE IT MORE WALKABLE SO WE CAN, PEOPLE CAN TRANS UH, TO WALK SAFELY ACROSS THIS AND UTILIZE AWAY FOR PEDESTRIANS AND OUR CARS TO USE THE SAME AREA.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

ANOTHER KEY STREET STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT IS FALWELL LANE.

THE REASON WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT AS THIS IS THE LINK TO TWO OF OUR MAJOR CITY RESOURCES OR ASSETS THAT WE HAVE, AND THAT'S FOR AUSTIN ENERGY AND AUSTIN WATER, UH, DURING THE FLOODING THAT WE HAD PASSED IN 2012, I BELIEVE IT GOT FLOODED.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS AS A CO-PROJECT WITH AUSTIN WATER AND AUSTIN ENERGY TO BE ABLE TO REINFORCE THIS ROAD SO THAT IT CAN SUPPORT OUR SOUTHEAST, UH, PART OF OUR COMMUNITY.

NEXT SLIDE, SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL.

UH, I LIKE TO TAKE THE MOMENT TO STATE THAT WE ARE PROBABLY THE, WE ARE THE ONLY CITY IN THE COUNTRY THAT HAS A PROGRAM THAT HAS BEEN FUNDED TO DO THESE TYPES OF ROUTES.

AGAIN, WE'D LIKE TO THANK THE COUNCIL BECAUSE THAT HAPPENED IN 2016 AND WE'VE BEEN MEETING WITH THE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND ALSO THE AISD AND THE SURROUNDING SCHOOLS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PROVIDE THE RIGHT PATHWAYS.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH ATD TO MAKE MULTI-MODAL CAPABILITY FOR THAT.

BUT WHAT I LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT HERE IS THAT, UH, IN THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL ALONE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE 1900 FEET OF NEW LINEAR SIDEWALK, UH, EIGHT CROSSING IMPROVEMENTS, AND IT'LL ALSO CONNECT TO AN ADA ACCESSIBLE TRAIL.

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URBAN TRAILS AGAIN, LIKE I SAID, 55 MILES.

ONE OF THE KEY ONES THAT WE LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT IS THE VIOLET CROWN TRAIL, UH, UH, BEN CHAIRPERSON.

THIS IS ACTUALLY IN YOUR DISTRICT.

UH, IT'S AN IMPORTANT CONNECTOR.

UH, IT'S GOING TO GO THROUGH A DISTRICT EIGHT AND LINK IT ALL, ALL THE WAY UP TO, UM, ZILKER PARK, WHICH IS EXCITING TO HAVE THAT WALKABLE TRAIL.

BUT, UH, THE MOST IMPORTANT IS TO PROVIDE A SAFE GRADE SEPARATED CROSSING UNDER MOPAC, WHICH IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE THAT DOES CUT A LOT OF THINGS THROUGH OUR CITY ALLOWS, UH, OUR CYCLIST FEEL COMFORTABLE ON OUR PEDESTRIANS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERING PROGRAM.

UM, WHAT WE HAVE HIGHLIGHTED HERE IS JUST THE COLONIAL PARK ENTRY AND PID BIKEWAY BRIDGE, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT.

IT'S BEING SUPPORTED BY 2018 BONDS.

BUT THE OTHER HIGHLIGHTS I'D LIKE TO, TO BRING UP AT THIS POINT, TALKING ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERING PROGRAM IS THE PRESS RELEASE THAT WENT OUT THIS MORNING ABOUT FOUR OF OUR NEW CANDIDATES THIS YEAR THAT WE TOOK ON, UH, THE DAVIS WHITE, UH, PARK, UH, TRAIL LIGHTING PROJECT, THE TA BROWN PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, THE CLAWSON AND LIGHTS AND, UH, INTERSECTION BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT AND THE WHIRLPOOL PATIO EDUCATION PROJECT.

THESE ARE IMPORTANT PROJECTS BECAUSE WHAT THIS ALLOWS US TO DO WITH NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERING PROGRAM IS REACH OUT TO OUR COMMUNITY, TAKE THE NEXT STEP OF JUST NOT PROVIDING SIDEWALKS AND ROADS AND SAYING, HOW CAN WE MAKE THAT CONNECTION AND MAKE, ENJOY THIS WONDERFUL OUTDOOR SPACE WE HAVE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

METAL METAL LAKE BOULEVARD, STREET EXTENSION.

THIS WAS PART OF PEOPLE CONFUSE IT.

THEY THOUGHT THIS WAS PART OF THE 2016 BOND, BUT ACTUALLY IT WAS BROUGHT OUT TO THE SIDE.

WE FUNDED IT WITH A CERTIFICATES OBLIGATIONS BECAUSE WE THOUGHT IT WAS A KEY PROJECT.

SO WE'RE MOVING FORWARD.

THIS WILL BE A COMPLETE STREET, UH, EXTENSION ALONG, UH, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UH, WITH OUR PARTNER, UH, HABITAT HUMANITY, AND THE KEY THINGS WE'LL HAVE THE BIKE LANES AND SIDEWALKS, CURBS, AND GUTTERS AND DRAINS.

IT WILL BE A GREAT ASSET AND ALLOW US TO EXTEND THAT, UH, AFFORDABLE, UH, SUSTAINABLE HOUSING AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THE OTHER ONE IS JANE LANE.

I WOULD SAY THAT THAT'S A PARTNER PROJECT.

THE SAME THING HAPPENED WAS IN 2016, WE PULLED THIS ASIDE.

IT DID NOT MAKE THE CUT, BUT WE WANTED TO WORK CONTRIBUTED TO, UH, IMPROVE THINGS IN OUR EASTERN CRESCENT.

AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'RE A, IS GOING TO BE A COMPLETE STREET WITH ADA SIDEWALK, STRANGE AND VISITATION.

IT ALSO WILL LINE UP AND SUPPORTS THAT ANOTHER AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT OUT THERE.

UH, THINK EAST OF PRAGUE, UH, APARTMENTS.

AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH, WITH THE, UH, DEVELOPER THERE FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS TO GET THIS GOING.

AND WE'RE EXCITED THAT THE CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN THIS YEAR.

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SIDEWALKS.

IT'S HARD TO LIST HOW MANY SIDEWALKS WE DO, BECAUSE IF YOU'VE SEEN THE MAP, IT'S, THERE'S A LOT OF SIDEWALK WORK.

WE DO.

TH WE JUST LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT THREE THAT ARE CURRENTLY COMING UP, BUT REALISTICALLY WE

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HAVE A LOT WORK COMING THIS YEAR, SO I COULD HAVE PROBABLY FILLED IT WITH MULTIPLE SLIDES.

BUT THE KEY THING I WANT TO BRING UP TO, TO YOU, WHY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SIDEWALKS IS THIS NEXT YEAR, WE'LL BE WORKING ON THE URBAN TRAIL AND SIDEWALK MASTER PLAN RENEW, AND COME BACK TO YOU TO ASK TO APPROVE.

SO WE CAN SET THE STAGE TO CONTINUOUSLY EXTEND THESE WALKABLE PATHS THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

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THAT'S QUESTIONS.

AND I SAID, I TRY NOT TO SPEAK FAST.

UH, HOPE THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION THERE YOU CAN READ.

UH, I'D LIKE TO OPEN IT UP TO MY PARTNER, UH, FROM ATD TO COME UP, ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THOSE PRESENTATIONS.

UH, Y'ALL DID A GREAT JOB OF PUTTING A LOT OF COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION TOGETHER AND GETTING THROUGH IT IN A WAY THAT WAS VERY EASY TO UNDERSTAND, UM, FOR THOSE, YOU KNOW, FOR THOSE OF US FOLLOWING ALONG AT HOME.

UM, FIRST OF ALL, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 52% OF THE ALL AGES AND ABILITIES NETWORK.

THAT'S A REALLY GREAT INITIATIVE.

I KNOW YOU'RE VERY COMMITTED TO MOVING THROUGH THAT PROCESS AND I KNOW SOMETIMES IT JUST TAKES TIME TO BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH ALL OF THEM COMPREHENSIVELY.

UM, AT THIS POINT I MAY OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS FROM THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE MEMBERS, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THAT OVERVIEW.

UM, I HAD TWO QUESTIONS, UM, ONE HAD TO DO WITH SIDEWALKS.

UM, AND I THINK THIS WAS IN THE SECOND PRESENTATION.

UM, IT NOTES A DIFFERENCE OF 14 MILLION FROM BETWEEN FISCAL YEAR 22 AND FISCAL YEAR 21 AND SLIDE.

UM, I THINK IT SAYS FOUR OF THE BOTTOM OF IT.

UM, BUT INSIDE THREE IT SAYS THE PERCENTAGE OF EXISTING SIDEWALKS THAT ARE FUNCTIONALLY ACCEPTABLE IS GOING TO BE PROJECTED TO STAY THE SAME AT 38%.

AND SO I UNDERSTAND THAT IN A LOT OF OUR CAPITAL PROJECTS, WE'RE DOING, UM, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF NEW SIDEWALKS, BUT, UM, I'M CONCERNED IF WE'RE MAKING INVESTMENTS AND WE'RE NOT MOVING THE NEEDLE ON THE EXISTING SIDEWALKS THAT ARE FUNCTIONALLY ACCEPTABLE.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER, RICHARD MENDOZA.

THAT'S A VERY ACUTE CURRENT, UH, OBSERVATION.

UH, I WILL HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT.

I DO KNOW WE ARE COMPLETING OUR CONDITION ASSESSMENT SURVEYS.

THIS IS WHERE WE GO OUT AND PHYSICALLY TAKE THE, UM, UH, DEFICIENT CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH SIDEWALK AND ASSIGN A CONDITION RATING.

AND, UH, WE DO THAT ABOUT EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS.

AND SO SOME OF THIS DATA MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MADE, UH, UPDATED IN TIME FOR THIS REPORT.

I'LL BE GLAD TO COME BACK TO THE COMMITTEE WITH AN UPDATE ON THAT NUMBER.

THANK YOU.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IN, IN CREATING ALL OF THESE NEW SIDEWALKS, THAT WE'RE NOT, UM, MISSING OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE ACCESSIBLE OUR EXISTING SIDEWALKS, BECAUSE THERE ARE PLENTY OF THOSE.

UM, JUST BY THE FACT THAT THE GOAL IS ONLY AT 38%, UM, THAT NEED NEED WORK TOO, AND ARE PART OF THE PLAN.

SO IF YOU COULD GET BACK TO ME ON THAT, I WOULD HAVE I'D APPRECIATE.

YEAH, MOST DEFINITELY.

I DO RECALL THAT WHEN I FIRST GOT HERE IN 2017, WE WERE AT AROUND 25%.

UH, SO WE'VE IMPROVED SINCE THEN, BUT I'LL HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE'VE GOT THESE NUMBERS UPDATED FOR YOU.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND THEN I'M NOT TOTALLY SURE IF THIS NEXT QUESTION IS FOR THIS, UM, PRESENTATION OR THE PARKING ENTERPRISE ONE, BUT IT, IT DOES HAVE TO DO WITH THE BUDGET THIS YEAR.

UM, SO AS I UNDERSTOOD IT, UM, LAST YEAR WE HAD A, UH, UM, HR STUDY OF SORTS FOR MOBILITY OFFICERS AND THAT THE PLAN IS TO BE IMPLEMENTING THE MOBILITY OFFICER PROGRAM THIS YEAR, AND THEY BELIEVE A GOAL OF 10 FTES.

UM, CAN SOMEONE SPEAK TO WHERE WE ARE AT IN THAT PROCESS? GOOD AFTERNOON, COUNCIL MEMBERS, UH, JASON REDFERN, AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

SO THE, UH, THE FINAL JOB DESCRIPTIONS ARE WITH CORPORATE HR RIGHT NOW.

UH, WE STILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH AND, AND ZONE THE EXISTING OFFICERS.

UM, BUT, UM, IT IS WITH CORPORATE HR AND, UH, WE EXPECT TO START THE HIRING PROCESS BY THE END OF NOVEMBER OR BEGINNING OF DECEMBER, THE POSITIONS ARE, ARE FAIRLY HARD TO FILL.

UH, WE HAVE, UH, THREE FULL-TIME POSITIONS RIGHT NOW WHERE WE'VE OFFERED JOBS TO OFFICERS AND TWO HAVE ACTUALLY DECLINED.

SO, UH, WE WILL START THAT PROCESS AND, AND, AND START, UM, ADVERTISING AND INTERVIEWING AND HOPE TO FILL THOSE POSITIONS.

THANK YOU.

UM, AND IF YOU COULD JUST SPEAK TO THE SCOPE OF WHAT AN ABILITY OFFICER WILL BE DOING.

ABSOLUTELY.

SO MOBILITY, SERVICE OFFICERS, UM, WE'LL BE GOING BEYOND WHAT A TYPICAL, UH, PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DOES.

UM, THERE ARE ADDITIONAL

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DUTIES THAT WE HAVE ALREADY, UH, STARTED ASSISTING THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH, UH, WE ARE ABLE TO NOW, UM, TOW VEHICLES, UM, THAT WE WEREN'T ABLE TO BEFORE WE, WE ALWAYS RELIED ON THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT TO, UH, PROVIDE THAT SERVICE, UH, WE'RE CLEARING ALLEYS, UH, RIGHT NOW, UH, MOBILITY SERVICE OFFICERS, UM, ALSO WILL BE LOOKING AT BIKE LANE CLOSURES, WHERE THERE ARE NO PARKING OR TOLLWAY ZONES.

UH, WE WILL BE CLEARING THOSE SAFETY IMPEDIMENTS SO THAT WE CAN MOVE PEOPLE AROUND ON BICYCLE SAFELY.

UM, THEY WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO, UM, HELP BACK UP, UH, BARRICADES AND, AND EVENT CLOSURES.

UH, THEY'LL BE ABLE TO STAND AT THE BARRICADE AND, AND BE ABLE TO, UM, YOU KNOW, BE FRIENDLY AND PROVIDE ADVICE ON HOW PEOPLE GET AROUND THE CLOSURE OR WHATEVER.

UM, AND SO THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DUTIES.

UH, STATE LAW JUST WAS CHANGED, UH, GOES INTO EFFECT, UH, ACTUALLY SEPTEMBER ONE, THERE'S A, AN ABANDONED PROPERTY, UH, LAW THAT WAS CHANGED TO ALLOW, UH, NON LAW ENFORCEMENT, UM, EMPLOYEES TO, TO START ADDRESSING ABANDONED VEHICLES AS WELL.

AND SO MOBILITY SERVICE OFFICERS WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO, UM, TO, TO HELP AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THERE ARE SOME DUTIES STILL SET IN LAW THAT HAVE TO BE ADDRESSED BY, UH, THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT, BUT WE'LL BE ABLE TO GO OUT, WE'LL HAVE BOOTS ON THE STREETS, UH, IDENTIFY THOSE ABANDONED VEHICLES AND THEN START CLEARING UP THOSE RIGHT OF WAYS, UM, PRETTY QUICKLY.

THANK YOU.

UM, I APPRECIATE THAT OVERVIEW AND, AND AS MY COLLEAGUES CAN SEE, AND THE PUBLIC CAN SEE, UM, THE MOVEMENT TO, TO, UM, CREATE THE MOBILITY OFFICERS IS, IS ONE MECHANISM THAT WE HAVE, UM, TO ALLOW OUR OFFICERS TO FOCUS ON, UM, MORE VIOLENT CRIME AND, AND NOT HAVE TO BE ADDRESSING SOME OF THESE, UM, SITUATIONS LIKE TOWING AND THE BIKE LANE OBSTACLES THAT CAN BE DONE BY SOMEBODY OTHER THAN A SWORN OFFICER.

UM, SO I'M REALLY EXCITED TO SEE US MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS PROGRAM.

MY OFFICE HAS BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH YOU, MR. REDFERN, AND, AND WE APPRECIATE, UM, CONTINUED UPDATES ON THOSE THINGS.

IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE RECRUITMENT.

I JUST WANT TO FLAG THAT I CHAIR THE AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE AND MYSELF AND I, AND I BELIEVE IT'S COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO PUT FORWARD A SPECIAL PROJECT FOR THE AUDITOR TO BE LOOKING AT RETENTION, RETENTION, AND RECRUITMENT CHALLENGES IN A TIGHT LABOR MARKET.

UM, AND ONE PIECE OF THAT WE'LL BE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND FROM DEPARTMENTS, UH, WHAT CHALLENGES THEY'RE FACING.

SO IF THAT IS PART OF THE SITUATION FOR THE HIRING PIECE, UM, PLEASE BE IN TOUCH WITH THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE SO THAT WE CAN, UM, ALSO BE ABLE TO, TO THINK ABOUT THINGS FOR YOUR DEPARTMENT IN THAT REGARD.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

COUNCIL MEMBER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE SUPPORT.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

THOSE ARE GREAT QUESTIONS.

COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER.

UM, I'VE BEEN TOLD I WAS A BIT HARD TO UNDERSTAND EARLIER, SO I HAVE TAKEN OFF MY MASK.

I AM VERY, VERY, VERY MANY FEET AWAY FROM ANYONE AND WE'LL PUT IT RIGHT BACK ON AS SOON AS WE'RE DONE WITH THIS MEETING.

UM, I WANTED ONE OF THE IDEAS I HAD WHILE, WHILE WE WERE ASKING FOR THESE ITEMS TO COME UP WAS BASICALLY BECAUSE WE GOT QUESTIONS.

YOU KNOW, WHEN PEOPLE WATCH COUNCILS DEBATES AND DISCUSSIONS ABOUT ADOPTING A BUDGET, SOMETIMES THEY ONLY SEE THE ONES THAT, UM, ARE REALLY NITTY GRITTY THAT WE'RE TRYING TO LOOK FOR EVERY DOLLAR AND PENNY THAT WE CAN TO FUND SOME OF THE PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES THAT WE BELIEVE IN.

BUT THERE IS A LOT OF WORK THAT GOES INTO THE BAKED IN BUDGET THAT THE CITY MANAGER PRESENTS.

AND SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT AS PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT, WHAT, WHAT DOES THAT BUDGET ADOPTION DELIVER FOR THEIR COMMUNITY? UM, I THOUGHT THIS WAS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR THESE DEPARTMENTS TO SHOWCASE A LOT OF THE FINANCING AND THE INITIATIVES AND THE GOALS THAT, UM, THAT YOU'RE BEING ABLE TO PUT FORWARD THROUGH THIS BUDGET THAT DIDN'T NECESSARILY GET A LOT OF AIR TIME.

UM, THERE'S DEFINITELY A LOT OF WORK GOING ON.

UM, I KNOW THAT, ESPECIALLY IN MY DISTRICT, THE DYNAMIC SPEED DISPLAYS ARE HUGELY IMPORTANT.

UM, I WAS GLAD TO HEAR, YOU MENTIONED ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD SPEEDS.

I KNOW I'VE SEEN POSTS ONLINE WHERE PEOPLE ARE GETTING VERY EXCITED ABOUT NEIGHBORHOODS, SPEED LIMITS, UM, NOT ONLY BEING ADJUSTED FOR A MORE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF TRAFFIC, BUT ALSO TO HAVE, UM, DIFFERENT VISIBILITY.

SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE, YOU KNOW, HEY, THIS IS A NEIGHBORHOOD I'M IN DISTRICT EIGHT.

WE SEE A LOT OF CUT-THROUGH TRAFFIC AND ALMOST EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD THAT I REPRESENT SEES PEOPLE THAT ARE CUTTING AROUND INTERSECTIONS, DRIVING REALLY FAST ON NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS, WHERE PEOPLE ARE BACKING OUT OF THEIR DRIVEWAY AND WHERE THEIR KIDS ARE LEARNING TO RIDE BIKES.

AND SO THOSE ARE PROGRAMS THAT WE USUALLY WORK ON BEHIND THE SCENES.

UM, CAN YOU SPEAK JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT WHERE YOU MIGHT BE, UM, LOOKING FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF THE SPEED, THE SPEED MANAGEMENT AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD SPEED ASSESSMENTS? YES.

UM, THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION.

YOU'LL RECALL.

UM,

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I BELIEVE LAST YEAR WHEN WE CAME, WE CAME TO COUNCIL WITH A, A WIDE RECOMMENDATION TO RESET NEIGHBORHOOD'S SPEED LIMITS THAT, UM, AND WE HAD STUDIED A WHOLE WIDE RANGE OF STREETS THAT WERE 40 FEET, UM, OR WIDER.

UM, AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THE STREETS AND NEIGHBORHOODS THAT, WHERE WE SEE THE MOST EGREGIOUS SPEEDING, JUST CAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF SPACE.

UM, THEY'RE USUALLY FLAT AND STRAIGHT AND WIDE, AND THAT ENCOURAGES A LOT OF SPEEDING.

SO, UM, WE BROUGHT FORTH THAT ORDINANCE.

WE RESET MANY, MANY SPEED LIMITS AROUND THE CITY, UM, TO 25 OR 30, UM, WITH THE PROMISE THAT WE WOULD COME BACK IN OUR NEXT ROUND OF STUDY, UM, AND LOOK AT THE NEXT SET OF STREETS, WHICH ARE GOING TO BE BETWEEN 36 AND 40 FEET WIDE.

SO WE RECOGNIZE THAT WHILE WE, WE CAPTURED A LOT IN OUR FIRST STUDY, UM, THERE'S A, A MILES OF NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS THAT FALL IN THAT SECOND SET, UM, THAT WE'LL BE LOOKING AT.

SO WE'LL BE DOING A SIMILAR STUDY, UM, ENGINEERING BASED STUDY, AND WE'LL BRING THAT RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL, UM, LATER THIS YEAR.

AND THEN SIMILARLY ON OUR LARGE, UM, ARTERIAL STREETS ARE LEVEL THREE AND FOUR STREETS, UM, ARE REALLY WHERE WE SEE THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF INJURY CRASHES.

UM, SO WE BROUGHT LAST YEAR, UM, A RECOMMENDATION TO LOWER SPEED LIMITS ON THE LEVEL THREE AND FOUR STREETS WITHIN THE URBAN CORE.

AND THAT WAS A GREAT START.

UM, BUT WE WANT TO EXPAND UPON THAT NOW AND LOOK AT OUR LEVEL THREE AND FOUR STREETS THAT ARE OUTSIDE THE URBAN CORE.

UM, SO WE ARE INITIATING THAT THIS NEXT FISCAL YEAR AND HOPEFULLY BRINGING BACK A RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL, UM, BE AN ORDINANCE IN 2022.

THAT'S THAT'S REALLY GREAT NEWS.

IS THERE ANY INITIAL DATA ABOUT MINIMIZING CRASHES OR IS THERE ANY SAFETY DATA BEING COLLECTED EITHER THROUGH THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OR ANOTHER DEPARTMENT TO SEE IF THESE LOWERING OF SPEEDS ARE IN FACT AFFECTING, UM, PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR AND THEREFORE THE SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITY? I DON'T HAVE ANY AUSTIN SPECIFIC DATA.

IT'S BEEN PRETTY, PRETTY NEW THAT WE'VE LOWERED THE SPEED LIMITS, BUT WE KNOW FROM ALL THE WORK DONE DONE NATIONALLY THAT EVERY FIVE MILES AN HOUR, THAT YOU CAN REDUCE, YOU CA A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN SERIOUS INJURY COLLISION.

SO WE EXPECT THAT SAME RESULT, UM, HERE IN AUSTIN, BUT IT'S A LITTLE BIT TOO SOON TO SAY, BUT, UM, LOOK FORWARD TO, UM, UH, A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME TO COLLECT SOME AFTER DATA.

AND THEN WE CAN CERTAINLY COME BACK AND TALK ABOUT THAT.

I UNDERSTAND.

I KNOW WE'RE ALWAYS EAGER TO KNOW IF THE THINGS WE'RE DOING ARE HAVING THAT EFFECT IN THE COMMUNITY.

DID I SEE COUNCIL MEMBER RAISE HER HAND? YES, GO AHEAD.

UM, OKAY.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS PRESENTATION AND, AND, UM, THANK YOU, CHAIR ELLIS.

I DO AGREE.

THIS IS GREAT.

IT'S A GOOD WAY TO HIGHLIGHT FOR THE PUBLIC, UH, THE, WHAT, WHAT IS DONE EVERY YEAR WITH REGARD TO THE CAPITAL, UM, PROGRAM AND ALL THE GREAT, UM, PROGRAMS THAT OUR DEPARTMENTS ARE, ARE, UM, PROCEEDING WITH.

SO I HAVE A QUESTION SPECIFIC TO THE SUBSTANDARD ROADS, AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO UNDERSTAND BETTER, OR ACTUALLY JUST MAKE A COMMENT.

I GUESS MY THOUGHT IS THAT THERE'S NOT A PARTICULAR MECHANISM IN PLACE, BUT, UH, MY QUESTION IS, IS THERE AN, HAVE WE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS AND THAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OUR GROWTH WITH REGARD TO HOUSING, PARTICULARLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SUBSTANDARD ROADS.

WE'VE HAD, YOU KNOW, A NUMBER OF INSTANCES, UM, OVER THE YEARS AND, UH, WHERE WE'RE LOOKING AT APPROVING ZONING CHANGES, UH, PARTICULARLY ZONING CHANGES THAT CAN SUPPORT OUR GOALS AROUND AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BUT THEY MAY BE ON A ROAD THAT IS A SUBSTANDARD ROAD, AND WE DON'T HAVE ANY, HOW MANY PLANS ARE FUNDING MIGHT BE A BETTER TERM.

WE DON'T, WE DON'T HAVE THEM IN THE QUEUE, SO TO SPEAK.

SO MY QUESTION IS THIS MAY BE FIRST OFF.

THIS MAY BE A LONGER CONVERSATION THAT WE NEED TO HAVE, BUT MY QUESTION IS, NUMBER ONE, IS THERE AN EXISTING PROCESS AT THE MOMENT TO, UM, TO CONSIDER ZONING CHANGES, PARTICULARLY RELATED TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING AS A CRITERIA, OR MAYBE FACTORS A BETTER WORD, A FACTOR IN DETERMINING THE QUEUE FOR SUBSTANDARD ROADS? THAT WOULD BE ONE QUESTION.

UM, AND NUMBER TWO, IS THERE SOME SORT OF MECHANISM THAT WE OUGHT TO BE THINKING ABOUT FOR THE FUTURE TO, TO ACTUALLY IDENTIFY, UM, IDENTIFY A PATH, UH, TO FUNDING IF WE'VE GOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO, TO ZONE, UH, AN AREA, UH, AND A PROJECT FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BUT WE'VE GOT THE THING THAT'S HOLDING US BACK, OR THAT'S GIVING US PAUSE IS THE FACT THAT A ROAD IS SUBSTANDARD.

THERE MAY NOT BE SIDEWALKS ON IT, OR THEY MAY BE, HAVE SOME DANGEROUS ASPECTS OF IT.

UH, AND I KNOW THIS HAS HAPPENED TO US IN THE PAST AND IN CERTAINLY HAPPENED TO ME IN MY DISTRICT.

AND I'M FACED WITH ONE OF THOSE RIGHT NOW, BUT SO IT'S MORE OF A PROCESS QUESTION.

IS THIS SOMETHING THAT'S COME UP THAT

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YOU ALL HAVE THOUGHT OF, OR IS THERE SOMETHING IN PLACE THAT I'M NOT AWARE OF IN TERMS OF A PROCESS? THAT IS A VERY GOOD QUESTION.

AND I WOULD LOVE TO PUT SOME MORE THOUGHT TO IT AND FOLLOW UP WITH YOU.

UM, I WANT TO OFFER A COUPLE OF THINGS.

UM, OUR ANNUAL MAP PROCESS DOES GIVE US A WAY TO, UM, CHECK IN EVERY SINGLE YEAR.

UM, AND AS WE PRIORITIZE PROJECTS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR, UM, AND THAT ALLOWS US THE ABILITY TO BE FLEXIBLE AND REACT TO WHETHER IT'S A ZONING CASE OR A NEW DEVELOPMENT OR A NEW CHARTER SCHOOL OR WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE DOES ALLOW US THE CHANCE TO, UM, PRIORITIZE YEAR TO YEAR.

UM, SO THAT IS ONE PLACE THAT WE COULD PROBABLY WEAVE IT IN.

UM, THE SUBSTANDARD STREET PROJECTS, UM, TEND TO BE EXPENSIVE BECAUSE USUALLY THEY'RE LACKING THE REASON THEY DON'T HAVE SIDEWALKS OR BIKE LANES IS BECAUSE, UM, THERE ARE DITCHES OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROAD OR THEIR GRADE CHALLENGES.

AND SO THEY TEND TO BE VERY EXPENSIVE PROJECTS.

SO, UM, THEY, AND SO IN THAT REGARD, IT'S, IT'S PRETTY DIFFICULT TO, UM, HEAR ABOUT A AFFORDABLE HOUSING OR SOME KIND OF ZONING, AND THEN BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY FUNDING, UM, TO STUDY IT AND THEN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT IT BECAUSE THOSE TEND TO SORT OF BE LONGER PATHWAYS.

SO, UM, IT'S A LITTLE BIT HARDER TO KIND OF REACT ON THE FLY, UM, TO A NEW PROJECT SUCH AS AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNIT.

UM, I THINK A PLACE THAT WE CAN LOOK FOR FOR THE FUTURE TO GIVE US FLEXIBILITY IS WITH THE STREET IMPACT FEE.

UM, I THINK EVERYONE'S AWARE THAT THAT WILL BE START COLLECTING FEES ON NEW DEVELOPMENT, UM, IN THE SUMMER OF 22, UM, THAT GIVES US THE ABILITY TO SPEND THOSE DOLLARS ON, YOU KNOW, ONE LARGER PROJECT IN A SPECIFIC ZONE.

UM, SO THAT COULD BE A TOOL FOR THE FUTURE, BUT THERE'S PROBABLY A FEW THINGS WE NEED TO PIECE TOGETHER, UM, TO BE ABLE TO BE RESPONSIVE, TO REQUEST SUCH AS YOURS.

I WONDER IF THERE'S BEEN ANY, UM, AND AGAIN, THIS IS, I UNDERSTAND THIS IS A LONGER CONVERSATION AND LOVE TO HAVE A CHANCE TO TALK WITH YOU ABOUT IT.

UM, BUT I WONDER ALSO IF THERE WAS A, IF THERE'S A PLANNING PROCESS THAT MAY BE SOMETHING THAT OCCURS ACROSS, ACROSS THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT AND TRANSPORTATION TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE SUBSTANDARD ROADS.

I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A, THERE'S A LIST OF THEM.

WE KNOW WHO WE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE THEY'RE IN, UH, IN OUR ASM P UH, IF THERE MIGHT BE A, A, AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE PROACTIVE IN TERMS OF TAKING A LOOK AT THEM AND THINKING ABOUT WHAT MAYBE MIGHT BE COMING DOWN THE ROAD SPECIFICALLY FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

SO, UM, SO THANK YOU.

I, I, I DON'T, I DON'T BELIEVE WE'VE DONE THAT KIND OF PLANNING, SO I'M JUST KIND OF CONFIRMING THAT.

AND THEN JUST SAYING THAT I'D LOVE TO TALK WITH YOU MORE ABOUT IT.

UM, UH, TALK WITH YOU AND YOUR TEAM MORE ABOUT IT AS WELL AS WITH THE HOUSING HOUSING FOLKS.

YEAH.

THAT'S A GREAT SUGGESTION.

I'D LOVE TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION.

OKAY.

I WILL FOLLOW UP.

THAT'S AN EXCELLENT POINT.

UM, IF THERE ARE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS, I MIGHT SUGGEST WE MOVE

[3. Parking Enterprise Division briefing (40 minutes). Sponsors: Council Member Paige Ellis, and Council Member Mackenzie Kelly]

ON TO THE PARKING ENTERPRISE PRESENTATION.

I THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE AND, UH, PUTTING THOSE PRESENTATIONS TOGETHER AND RUNNING THROUGH THEM WITH US.

THOSE WERE REALLY, UM, INFORMATIVE.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

COUNCIL MEMBERS, JASON REDFERN, AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, UH, PARKING ENTERPRISE.

UM, I AM JOINED TODAY BY MY BOSS, UH, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, JASON, JOHN, MICHAEL HE'S OVER SMART MOBILITY AND THE PARKING ENTERPRISE.

HE'S GOING TO MAKE SURE I DON'T MAKE TOO MANY PROMISES IN THIS PRESENTATION.

UM, AND I'LL WAIT FOR IT TO GET SET UP HERE.

SO, UH, GO AHEAD AND ADVANCE TO THE NEXT LINE.

SO TO TODAY, UH, FIRST OF ALL, I'D LIKE TO SAY, THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE