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[CALL TO ORDER]

[00:00:04]

ALL THE SEPTEMBER 14TH MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION TO ORDER, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR BEING HERE, SPECIFICALLY, ALL THE STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE HERE TO SUPPORT, UM, AS WELL AS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS WHO CAME TO, UH, MAKE THE IN-PERSON QUORUM, UH, SINCE THE, UH, EXCEPTION TO, UH, OPEN MEETINGS HAVE BEEN RESCINDED, UM, WITH THAT SAID, UH, THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOARD IS TO ADVISE THE COUNCIL AND THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO SERVE THE POOR AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS. AND, UH, WE

[CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

HAVE, ACCORDING TO MY UNDERSTANDING, ONE SPEAKER SIGNED UP FOR A CITIZEN COMMUNICATION THAT CORRECT.

AND, UH, UH, HAVE YOUR NAME, UH, MELINDA BASALIS.

IS THAT RIGHT? YEAH.

OKAY.

YES.

THANKS.

GOOD EVENING.

I'M SO HAPPY TO BE HERE ON BEHALF OF COMMUNITY ADVANCEMENT NETWORK OR CAN, AS IT'S KNOWN, MY NAME IS MELINDA MARSALIS AND I WORK AS THE COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST FOR CANNES.

AND I'M JUST HERE TO TALK TO YOU ALL TODAY ABOUT, UM, SOME EXCITING, UM, NEW TOOLS THAT WE, UM, AT THE CAMP STAFF HAVE DEVELOPED.

UM, YOU MAY ALREADY BE FAMILIAR WITH OUR ANNUAL DASHBOARD IN WHICH WE, UM, TAKE VARIOUS INDICATORS TO DETERMINE OF THE WELLBEING AND THE HEALTH OF OUR CITY, UH, COUNTY AND STATE.

UM, THESE TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW@OURWEBSITECANATX.ORG.

UM, AND, UH, IF YOU'RE, IF YOU'RE NOT THAT FAMILIAR WITH, CAN JUST, UM, TO PREFACE ALL OF THIS, BY SAYING THAT WE'RE, UM, A PARTNERSHIP OF ABOUT 26 DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS, PUBLIC PRIVATE FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, AND WE LEVERAGE OUR RESOURCES TO, UM, UM, HELP TO, UM, COLLABORATE, UM, AND DEVELOP THE, THE DASHBOARD TOOL AS WELL AS A NEW TOOL KNOWN AS THE RACE EQUITY ACTION FRAMEWORK.

UM, WITH THE RACE EQUITY ACTION FRAMEWORK TOOL, IT'S ALSO CALLED THE REEF TOOL.

UM, WE'LL BE HOSTING OUR FIRST REEF LUNCH AND LEARN TOMORROW.

UM, THAT EVENT HAS SOLD OUT, BUT WE'LL BE DOING ANOTHER REEF LUNCH AND LEARN AT THE END OF THIS MONTH ON SEPTEMBER 29TH.

SO IF YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST IN THAT, UM, AGAIN, YOU CAN VISIT KEN ATX.ORG TO LEARN MORE AND TO SIGN UP ON THE EVENT BRITE PAGE, AND, UH, JUST WANTING TO KEEP IT BRIEF.

I'M SO GLAD TO BE HERE WITH YOU ALL TONIGHT, AND THANKS FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT CAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH, MELINDA, DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ANY THOUGHTS OR ANY COMMENTS YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH MELINDA AND JUST TO REITERATE IT WAS THE REEF TOOL THAT'S AVAILABLE ON THE CAN DASHBOARD OR ON THE CAN WEBPAGE.

UM, GREAT.

YEAH, KENNY TX.ORG.

YOU'LL FIND LINKS TO THE DASHBOARD AND TO THE RACE EQUITY ACTION FRAMEWORK AS WELL, AS WELL AS OUR GET ENGAGED PODCAST.

SUPER, SUPER, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

THANKS FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING NOW AND THAT KEN HAS BEEN DOING OVER THE YEARS.

WE REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

AND, UH, I ALSO, UH, FAILED TO READ THIS PART, AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR EVERYBODY TO HEAR THIS AROUND CITIZEN COMMUNICATION, THAT THE FIRST 10 SPEAKERS SIGNED UP PRIOR TO THE MEETING, UH, BEING CALLED TO ORDER, WILL EACH BE ALLOWED AT THREE MINUTE ALLOTMENT TO ADDRESS THEIR CONCERNS REGARDING ITEMS NOT POSTED ON THE AGENDA? UM, LET'S

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

MOVE INTO GENDA ITEM ONE APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

UM, ANY DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE AUGUST 10TH, 2021 CDC MEETING MINUTES.

WE HAVE THEM IN FRONT OF US.

EVERYONE WANTS TO TAKE A MINUTE TO LOOK THEM OVER AND CERTAINLY OPEN TO ANY MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

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DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES? UM, WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR FROM COMMISSIONER TOLLIVER TO RE UH, APPROVE THE MINUTES.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND? I'LL SECOND SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER GARRETT.

ANY DISCUSSION ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

ALL OPPOSED.

SAY NAY, ANY ABSTAINING.

OKAY.

AND SINCE WE ARE, UH, DOING OUR FIRST HYBRID MEETING, I JUST WANT TO DOUBLE CHECK WITH THOSE WHO ARE THOSE ARE THE COMMITTEE, UH, THOSE COMMISSIONERS WHO ARE HYBRIDING IN, UM, AND WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HEARD EVERYONE, I BELIEVE IT'S, UH, FROM WHAT I'M SEEING, IT'S JUST COMMISSIONER FIDELITY WHO'S, UH, HYBRID.

IS THAT CORRECT? OR HE'S APPEARING SUPER, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND

[2A. Briefing and discussion on the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)]

WITH THAT SAID, LET'S MOVE TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER TWO, THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT BRIEFING, AND DISCUSSION ON THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT WITH .

WHO'S THE MANAGER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES UNIT AT AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH ON HEALTH.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

GOOD EVENING.

ALL RIGHT, SO LET'S GET STARTED WITH THE MONTHLY REPORT.

UM, I HAVE SOME UPDATES FOR YOU GUYS.

UH, FIRST ONE TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT FUNDS THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO LOW-INCOME TEXANS RESIDENTS IN ALL 254 COUNTIES.

AND FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN, THIS GRANT PROVIDES FUNDING FOR THE DELIVERY OF BASIC NEEDS, CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, PREVENTIVE HEALTH, AND EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SERVICES THROUGH OUR NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS AND OUTREACH SITES.

I CAN'T SEE THE REPORT ON THE SCREEN, SO I'M JUST GOING FROM MY PAPER VERSION.

BUT PAGE ONE GIVES A LITTLE BIT OF A DESCRIPTION OF THE DIFFERENT NEEDS AND SERVICES WE PROVIDE.

IT ALSO HAS THE BUDGET WE'RE ON TRACK HALFWAY THROUGH THE YEAR TO FULLY EXPAND OUR FUNDS AT THE END OF THE YEAR, IF NOT JANUARY OR FEBRUARY, YOU GO TO PAGE NUMBER TWO, THERE'S AN UPDATE AGAIN, ON SOME OF THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE AND SOME OF THE OUTCOMES THAT ARE REPORTED MONTHLY TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF, UH, TD THCA.

UM, I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT FOR YOU.

UH, WE MET OUR TARGET, ACTUALLY SURPASSED IT, UH, HOUSEHOLDS TO AVOID ANY EVICTION WITH CARE SIDE FUNDS.

WE WERE ABLE TO, UM, SO FAR, UM, SERVICE 1,292 HOUSEHOLDS, AND WE ARE AT 108% OF OUR GOAL FOR THE YEAR.

WE CONTINUE TO EXPEND THOSE FUNDS USING, UH, AUSTIN AREA, URBAN LEAGUE.

AS OUR FISCAL AGENT, WE ALSO WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE SOME TAX PREPARATION SERVICES REMOTE, UH, WITH, IN COLLABORATION WITH ARP, UH, NOT A LOT THIS YEAR.

UM, BUT IT'S STILL ME A DIFFERENT FOR SOME OF OUR CLIENTS, ESPECIALLY AT THE ROSCOE SORT OF GOES TO ENABLE THE CENTER.

UH, WE CONTINUED TO, UM, PROCESS UTILITY PAYMENTS WITH OUR PLUS ONE FUNDING, UM, AND A LOT OF FOOD DISTRIBUTION TRYING TO, UH, ADDRESS THE FOOD INSECURITY ISSUES THAT THIS PANDEMIC HAS REALLY SHOWN TO BE REALLY PRETTY SERIOUS.

IF YOU GO TO THE BOTTOM OF PAGE TWO, YOU SEE THE PROGRAMMATIC ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES, UM, NO VACANCIES CURRENTLY IN OUR UNIT.

UH, NUMBER TWO, I JUST KEEP IN THERE JUST A REMINDER.

UH, IT'S GOING TO BE 18 MONTHS SINCE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS TO STANDARDS CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC.

WE WENT VIRTUAL IN CURBSIDE AND BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

SO WE CONTINUE TO OFFER THESE SERVICES, UM, AT ALL OUR NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS WHEN THE PAST 18 MONTHS NUMBER THREE, THE HOME DELIVERY PROGRAM.

UM, AND I DID ON THAT IS THAT WE EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY IN AUGUST TO INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITY, UH, WITH A DISABILITY VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS.

UM, WE ARE

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AT CAPACITY ON TUESDAYS.

WEDNESDAYS ARE ALMOST FULL AND WE ARE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK TO ADD, UH, AN EXTRA DAY TO IT, TO THE PROGRAM OR FULLY A THURSDAY.

AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN START THAT IN OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, TRYING TO KIND OF WORK OUT THE, UH, THE STAFFING, UH, CHALLENGES WITH THAT.

BUT AGAIN, VERY EXCITING PROGRAM.

UH, IN JULY WE SERVED A 214 HOUSEHOLDS, ALMOST 700 INDIVIDUALS GOT FOOD DELIVERED TO THEIR DOORSTEP IN COLLABORATION WITH, UH, AMAZON AND THE FOOD BANK.

UH, NUMBER FOUR CARE SIDE FUNDING WE CONTINUED TO, TO, TO, UH, PROCESS WENT TO ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS TO HELP OUR CLIENTS STAY HOUSED, UH, THROUGH JUNE WITH ASSISTED ABOUT 460 HOUSEHOLDS AND PROCESSED, UH, $1.1 MILLION IN RENT ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS.

UH, WE ALSO WORK CLOSELY AND REFER FOLKS OUT TO OTHER PROGRAMS IF WE CAN'T ASSIST SUCH AS THE TEXAS RENT RELIEF PROGRAM THROUGH THCA SPRINT 4.0 IN TRAVIS COUNTY, A NUMBER OF FIVE AUSTIN ENERGY PLUS ONE PROGRAM, WE JUST GOT OUR FISCAL YEAR 22 COLLABORATION AGREEMENTS, OR WE'RE EXCITED TO PARTNER UP WITH THEM AGAIN AND GET SOME FUNDS TO ADDRESS OUR FOLKS WHO HAVE FALLEN BEHIND WITH THEIR UTILITY BILLS.

UM, UM, USUALLY DUE TO COVID OR ANOTHER CRISIS LOSS OF A JOB HEALTH ISSUE.

UM, THINGS LIKE THAT.

UM, NUMBER SIX IS ALSO ITEM

[2B. Discussion and possible action on the Neighborhood Services Unit’s Mission Statement per Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs Organizational Standard 4.1 which states that, “The board has reviewed the organization’s mission statement within the past 5 years and assured that: 1) The mission addresses poverty; and 2) The organization’s programs and services are in alignment with the mission.]

TWO B UH, WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF, UH, COMPLETING OUR ORG STANDARDS, UH, FOR THE YEAR.

AND, UH, WE'VE BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH TDH CA UH, IN COMING UP WITH OUR MISSION STATEMENT.

WE HAVE NOT HAD A MISSION STATEMENT THAT IS SPECIFIC NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES ALWAYS BEEN UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH CITY OF AUSTIN MISSION STATEMENT.

UM, SO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, ORGANIZATIONAL STANDARD 4.1 REQUIRES THAT THE BOARD YOU ARE REVIEWED THE ORGANIZATION'S MISSION STATEMENT WITHIN THE PAST FIVE YEARS AND ASSURE THAT ONE, THE MISSION ADDRESSES POVERTY TO THE ORGANIZATIONS, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ARE IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE MISSION MISSION STATEMENT IS RIGHT THERE UNDER BULLET SIX, THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES UNIT IMPROVES THE LIVES AND HEALTH OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCING POVERTY AND PROVIDING PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES AND CONNECTING RESIDENTS OF AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES.

SO WE WILL REVISIT THIS IN A MINUTE OR TWO, BECAUSE I'M GOING TO BE ASKING YOU TO REVIEW AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE THIS MISSION STATEMENT SO THAT WE CAN SUBMIT IT OFFICIALLY TO TDH THCA OR A GRANT, OR IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS AND YOU CAN LET ME KNOW AT THAT TIME, UH, FEEDBACK AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST A SUCCESS STORY IN THIS MONTH FROM ONE OF OUR PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES OR A REMINDER THAT WE HAVE FIVE, UH, NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES, PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES WHO HAVE BEEN REASSIGNED FOR THE PAST 18 MONTHS TO WORK ON THE PANDEMIC RESPONSE FOR APH.

UH, RIGHT NOW THEY ARE ALL WORKING, UH, EITHER AT THE CALL CENTER OR AT THE VACCINE PODS, UM, WORKING OVER TIME, WEEKENDS, EVENINGS, UH, TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR COMMUNITY, ONCE THE VACCINE GETS IT IN AN EFFICIENT AND EASY MANNER.

AND THEN ONE OF OUR NURSES KIND OF SENT THIS INTO ME, UH, KIND OF SPEAKING IN TERMS OF RELATIONSHIP WITH CLIENTS AND MAKING SURE THAT WE MEET PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE, UM, MAKE THEM FEEL COMFORTABLE, UH, ENCOURAGE THEM TO GET VACCINATED, BUT IF THEY HAVE ANY HESITANCY THAT'S OKAY.

THE STORY KIND OF ILLUSTRATES A POSITIVE OUTCOME PERSON WAS A LITTLE BIT HESITANT, BUT THE NURSE WAS ABLE TO BUILD RAPPORT AND TRUST THE PERSON LEFT JUST A LITTLE BIT LATER, CAME BACK AND GOT THE VACCINE RIGHT BEFORE THAT DELTA REALLY TOOK OFF.

SO KNOW, TAKE TIME TO READ IT.

UH, JUST ONE STORY OUT OF PROBABLY THOUSANDS ACROSS AUSTIN, PUBLIC HEALTH, UH, THAT IS THE END OF MY MONTHLY REPORT WHERE YOU CAN PULL THIS MINDFUL AND JUST CONTINUE TO DO THE WORK.

AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

THANK YOU.

LONG HELD.

UH, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS OR THOUGHTS OR MANY OF THE COMMISSIONERS? OKAY.

WE COULD MOVE ON TO, TO BE THE DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE UNIT'S MISSION STATEMENT THAT YOU ALLUDED TO EARLIER, UM, PER TEXAS DEPARTMENT

[00:15:01]

OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, ORGANIZATIONAL STANDARD 4.1, WHICH STATES THAT THE BOARD HAS REVIEWED THE ORGANIZATION'S MISSION STATEMENT WITHIN THE PAST FIVE YEARS AND ASSURED THAT ONE, THE MISSION ADDRESSES POVERTY AND TO THE ORGANIZATIONS, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ARE IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE MISSION.

THE MANAGER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES UNIT WITH AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH.

OKAY.

SO AGAIN, I'M JUST BRINGING THIS 40 YOU GUYS, UH, FORMALLY, UH, I'M OPEN TO ANY FEEDBACK OR EDITS THAT YOU THINK WE SHOULD, UH, INCORPORATE OR TWEAKS.

UH, I HAVE, UM, VETTED IT WITH TDH CA AS YOU GUYS KNOW, FROM MY MONTHLY REPORTS, UM, WE ADDRESSED POVERTY BY OFFERING, UH, RENT ASSISTANCE, UTILITY ASSISTANCE, UM, CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

I LIKE TO HELP PEOPLE, UH, INTO THE WORLD OF WORK TO ADDRESS POVERTY.

UH, WE ALSO, UM, JUST EDUCATE FOLKS, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THEM SO THAT THEY CAN ADDRESS, UM, ISSUES OF POVERTY THAT WAY, WHERE THEY HAVE TO DO WITH HEALTH WARM HANDOFFS, TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS OR PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES, THROWING NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES, EDUCATE FOLKS IN PREVENTIVE, UM, PRACTICES, WELLNESS, ACTIVITIES, UH, BLOOD PRESSURE, CHOLESTEROL CHECKS, UH, PREGNANCY, UH, EDUCATION, THINGS LIKE THAT.

UM, SO HAVING SAID THAT, AND YOU KIND OF KNOWING WHAT WE DO, UM, I'M JUST PUTTING IT FORTH, UM, FOR YOU TO REVIEW.

AND LET ME KNOW IF THERE'S ANYTHING YOU NEED TO CHANGE OR ADD, OR IF IT'S GOOD AS IS POSSIBLY, UH, A VOTE ON APPROVING IT.

SO BEFORE WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM ANYONE ELSE, I JUST WANTED TO GET SOME, UH, PARAMETERS TO FRAME THIS UP.

DO WE HAVE, IS THERE ANY TIME SENSITIVITY HERE? UH, I DON'T KNOW WHEN IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS WE'VE DONE THIS AND, UH, DOES IT NEED TO, DO WE NEED TO WRAP THIS UP TODAY? UH, WE HAVE NOT DONE IT IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS BECAUSE WE'VE ALWAYS KIND OF BEEN UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH MISSION STATEMENT OR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UH, BUT THIS YEAR WE WANTED TO MEET THIS ORGANIZATIONAL STANDARD.

UM, SO WE WANTED TO SUBMIT THIS BY SEPTEMBER 30TH TO THE STATE.

UM, GOT IT.

THERE WAS KIND OF A TIME CRUNCH UNDERSTOOD.

WELL WITH THAT SAID, UM, LOVE TO HEAR, UH, ANYBODY'S THOUGHTS AND I WILL TAKE THE ABSENCE OF COMMENT AS GENERAL, UH, ACQUIESCENCE.

UH, I THINK WE THINK THAT THE MISSION STATEMENT IS JUST FINE.

I THINK SO, TOO.

UH, SUPER.

UM, AND SO ARE YOU REQUESTING A VOTE ON THAT? IS THAT RIGHT? UH, YES, SIR.

OKAY.

UM, IF ANYBODY WANTS TO PUT A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO APPROVE THE MISSION STATEMENT AS IT STANDS, UH, OH, SORRY.

I APOLOGIZE, COMMISSIONER, UH, I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OR TO APPROVE THE, UH, THE LANGUAGE AS WRITTEN HERE FOR THE MISSION STATEMENT.

WE HAVE A MOTION FROM COMMISSIONER DESOLTEL, UH, COMMISSIONER, TELL THE VERSE SECOND, THEN WE HAVE A SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER TOLIVER.

ANY DISCUSSION ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE OR INDICATE.

AYE.

ALL OPPOSED.

NAY.

ANY ABSTAINING.

OKAY.

IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU.

I'M CAN, OH, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT'S PRETTY CLEAR AND STRAIGHTFORWARD.

SO I'M REALLY HAPPY WITH IT.

UM, IF WE USE IT, YOU KNOW, OR A MARKETING, YOU KNOW, SO AS THE UNANIMOUS GROUP HERE, WE'LL MOVE ON TO

[3A. Briefing on Project Connect Racial Equity Anti-Displacement Tool]

ITEM NUMBER THREE, NEW BUSINESS, AND WE'LL BEGIN WITH THE BRIEFING ON PROJECT CONNECT, RACIAL EQUITY ANTI-DISPLACEMENT TOOL, UH, WITH SUSANA ALMANZA, JASMINE WILLIS, STEPHANIE WEB RACIAL EQUITY, CO CATALYSTS, BRIAN OAKS, THE CHIEF EQUITY OFFICER AT THE EQUITY OFFICE, RACHEL TEPPER AND ERICA LEAK WITH EIGHT WITH HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

IT'S ALREADY Y'ALL THIS IS CITY HALL.

BRIAN, CAN YOU HEAR US?

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CAN YOU ALL HEAR ME? OKAY.

WE CAN HEAR YOU.

THANK YOU.

PERFECT.

UH, WE HAD A PRESENTATION PREPARED FOR TODAY.

I'M NOT SURE, UM, WHO SORT OF HANDLING THAT, BUT IF YOU ALL CAN BRING THAT UP, GREAT.

IT SHOULD BE THE RACIAL EQUITY ANTI-DISPLACEMENT TOOL.

THERE WE GO.

PERFECT.

I SEE IT ON THE SCREEN.

UM, I'LL SORT OF GET US STARTED TONIGHT.

I'M BRYAN OSO.

I'M THE CHIEF EQUITY FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND, UH, AS MANY OF YOU ALL KNOW, UH, LAST YEAR, THE VOTERS APPROVED THE PROJECT CONNECT, UH, WHICH IS OUR, UH, IMPROVEMENT OF OUR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM, UH, OVER THE NEXT SEVEN TO 10 YEARS TO INCLUDE MULTIPLE LIGHT RAIL LINES, AS WELL AS RAPID BUS TRANSIT.

UH, AND IT'S A REPRESENTATIVE TO BE ABOUT A $7 BILLION INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IN THE CITY OVER THE NEXT SEVEN TO 10 YEARS.

AND, UM, I ALWAYS SORT OF SAY THAT, UM, THAT PROJECT CONNECT IS IT'S, IT'S ALMOST SORT OF LIKE ONE OF THOSE SOUR PATCH CANDIES IS THAT IS THE ANALOGY THAT I, THAT I USE IN THAT.

UM, THERE'S A SWEETNESS IN THE SENSE THAT IT IS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION THAT IS DESPERATELY NEEDED, UH, FOR OUR COMMUNITY, THAT IT HAS THE ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO BREATHE.

UM, BUT THERE'S ALSO THE POTENTIAL FOR A SOUR SIDE OF IT, UM, WHICH IS, UH, THAT WE CALL TRANSIT INDUCED DISPLACEMENT, UH, WHICH IS SORT OF, UM, MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS IN TRANSPORTATION.

THERE'S A PRETTY STRONG, UH, BODY OF RESEARCH ACROSS THE NATION, UH, THAT INDICATES, ESPECIALLY FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES.

UM, ONE OF THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES IS A DISPLACEMENT AND GENTRIFICATION, UH, FOR THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS.

AND IN THIS SORT OF CONTRACT WITH VOTERS, UH, FELT THAT OUR POLICYMAKERS WERE VERY AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR DISPLACEMENT AS A RESULT OF, FROM A PROJECT LIKE THIS.

AND THERE WERE $300 MILLION THAT WAS SET ASIDE, UH, IN EFFORTS TO SUPPORT ANTI-DISPLACEMENT INITIATIVES ACROSS THE CITY TO HOPEFULLY PREVENT, UH, THE DISPLACEMENT THAT COULD COME FROM SUCH A MAJOR, UM, TRANSIT INVESTMENT.

I'LL SAY THIS BEFORE WE GET STARTED, BECAUSE I THINK WE'VE HAD MANY CONVERSATIONS AS WE WORK TO DEVELOP THIS TOOL.

THAT 300 MILLION IS PROBABLY JUST SCRATCHING THE SURFACE IN TERMS OF WHAT THE TRUE LEAD IS, UH, TO REALLY PREVENT THIS DISPLACEMENT AS A RESULT OF THE PROJECT THAT WE'LL SEE OVER THE NEXT SEVEN TO 10 YEARS.

UH, BUT IT'S A START FOR US.

AND TONIGHT WE WANTED TO, UH, INTRODUCE YOU ALL TO, UM, OUR RACIAL EQUITY ANTI-DISPLACEMENT TOOL.

THAT'S CALLED NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US.

AND, UH, I'LL START US OUT BY TALKING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW WE CAME ABOUT THIS TITLE.

UH, WE CAME ABOUT THIS TITLE BECAUSE IN THIS PROCESS TO BUILD AND DESIGN, UH, THIS EQUITY TOOL TO BE USED, UH, FOR PROJECT CONNECT, WE REALLY WANTED TO SORT OF DISRUPT A TRADITIONAL CITY PATTERNS OF HOW WE USUALLY DO OUR BUSINESS, WHICH IS THAT WE HEARD A LOT FROM COMMUNITY THROUGH THIS PROCESS THAT, UH, IN MANY EFFORTS TO SEE EFFORTS TO CITY ALREADY STARTED DESIGNS OR DECIDES, AND THEN WE COME OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND, UH, WE REALLY JUST SORT OF WANT THE COMMUNITY SORT OF CO-SIGN AND SUPPORT WHERE WE'VE ALREADY DEVELOPED.

AND THEY TOLD US A LOT THAT WE, YOU KNOW, WE GET IN OUR FILLERS AND WE GET UPSET WHEN COMMUNITY PUSHED BACK AND SHOWS US THE GAPS IN THAT.

AND SO IN THIS PROCESS, WE SAID THAT WE WANTED TO REALLY DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

AND OUR DIFFERENT APPROACH WAS WHAT WE CALL A CO-CREATIVE MODEL AND A TEAM TO REALLY DEVELOP THIS TOOL.

UH, AND THAT CO-CREATIVE MODEL WAS REALLY CENTERED AROUND.

UH, IF WE'RE GOING TO BUILD AN EQUITY TOOL, THAT'S GOING TO HELP US PREVENT DISPLACEMENT.

AS A RESULT OF THIS PROJECT, WE HAVE TO ENGAGE AND CENTER PEOPLE WHO ARE DIRECTLY IMPACTED AND HAVE LIVED THE EXPERIENCE AND ARE AT RISK OF DISPLACEMENT.

AND OUR COMMITMENT IS REALLY THROUGH THEIR VOICES IS HOW WE SHOULD REALLY DESIGN OUR APPROACH TO PREVENT DISPLACEMENT THROUGH THIS PROJECT AND WOULD SAY THAT IF WE DIDN'T SORT OF REALLY CENTER THOSE VOICES, THEN WE WOULD REALLY FALL SHORT OF THE EFFORT, UH, TO, TO DO WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO, UH, THROUGH THIS, THROUGH THIS PROCESS, WHICH IS, UH, REALLY HOW, UH,

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THIS CO-CREATED COMMITMENT WAS REALLY BORING.

AND OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT, UH, WORKED WITH US TO BUILD AND DESIGN THE TOOL.

UH, WE RECOGNIZE AS OUR COMMUNITY CATALYST, UH, WE SET OUT A PROCESS FOR APPLICATIONS.

WE HAD 117 APPLICATIONS AND WE SELECTED 30 COMMUNITY MEMBERS, UH, TO BE A PART OF THIS PROCESS OF REALLY WORKING, TO DEVELOP AND DESIGN THE TOOL OVER A COURSE OF ABOUT SIX MONTHS, UH, WITH SORT OF MULTIPLE, UH, WORKSHOPS THAT WE DID TO REALLY DESIGN AND DEVELOP DIFFERENT COMPONENTS OF THE TOOL.

AND, UH, TWO OF OUR CATALYSTS ARE HERE WITH US TONIGHT, UH, SUSANA ALMANZA, AND ALSO BELIEVE THAT, UH, STEPHANIE WEB AND JASMINE WILL, THIS MAY BE WITH US AS WELL TONIGHT.

UH, AND THERE'LL BE PRESENTING AND TALKING ABOUT THE TOOL TOO.

UM, BUT BEFORE WE MOVE FORWARD, I JUST WANTED TO REALLY TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, UH, OUR CATALYST TO SAY HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT REALLY STARTED TO HELP US DESIGN AND DEVELOP THE TOOL THAT REALLY PUSHED US TO BE CREATIVE AND BOLD, UH, IN, UH, HOW THIS TOOL REALLY SEEKS TO ADDRESS, UH, EQUITY.

AND I WOULD SAY, UH, SORT OF RIGHT OR WRONG, HAVE A HISTORY OF INEQUITY IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND, UH, JUST AN IDEA OF WHO OUR CALVIS WERE.

UH, 88% OF OUR CALLUS ARE CURRENT OR FORMER MEMBER, UH, RESIDENTS OF THE EASTERN CRESCENT, A HUNDRED PERCENT OF OUR CALLOUS EARN LESS THAN IMMEDIATE INCOME OR AUSTIN, 50% OF THEM, UH, HAVE NO PERSONAL VEHICLE OR OPINION ON TRANSIT.

AND 90% OF OUR CALVIS, UH, ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR.

AND YOU CAN SEE THE BREAKDOWN OF OUR DEMOGRAPHICS AND, UH, REALLY TRYING TO CENTER THE VOICES OF PEOPLE THAT ARE MOST DIRECTLY IMPACTED BY THIS.

WHAT WAS REALLY OUR GOAL THAT I'M REALLY EXCITED AND PROUD TO PRESENT THE TOOL TO YOU ALL TONIGHT.

AND WITH THAT, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO OUR NEXT PRESENTER, WHICH IS STEPHANIE WEB.

STEPHANIE, ARE YOU HERE WITH US? WELL, I'M ALWAYS A LITTLE OUT THERE, BUT YES I AM HERE.

SO BASICALLY WITH THIS, WITH THESE THREE MAPS AND I CALL THEM THE BLUE MAPS WHERE INDIC WE'RE DISCUSSING HOW INTEGRATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE GOAL.

BUT IF YOU UNDERSTAND THE REAL CONCEPT BEHIND INTEGRATION, IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE MORE SYMBIOTIC AND MUTUAL.

WHAT YOU NOTICED WITH THIS PLACEMENT IS THAT WHILE THERE'S MORE BLUE GOING INTO THE EAST, CRESPIN, YOU DON'T SEE A LOT OF THE PURPLE AND THE BROWN BEING REDISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE CITY.

SO ONE OF THE MAJOR GOALS IN THE DISPLACEMENT TOOL WAS TO MAKE, UH, RACIAL AND SOCIOECONOMIC INTEGRATION, MORE SYMBIOTIC AND MUTUAL INSTEAD OF BECOMING INVASIVE AND BASICALLY SAYING, WELL, WE DON'T LIKE YOU HERE, SO NOW WE'RE GOING TO BE HERE.

SO, SO BASICALLY WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, WE, UH, I, I MENTIONED INTEGRATION BECAUSE OF COURSE THAT WAS THE REASON WHY PEOPLE RAN AWAY TO THE SUBURBS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

THEY SAID EVERYBODY HAS TO BE AROUND EVERYBODY.

AND THEY STARTED WITH THE BUSES.

SO PEOPLE SAID, OH, LET US GO TO THE SUBURBS AND WE WILL GET CARS AND WE WILL DRIVE.

AND WE'LL DRIVE REALLY FAST PAST THE BLACK AND BROWN FOLKS, WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE HIGHWAYS, WHICH IS WHY NOBODY WANTS TO WIDEN.

JUST THROWING THAT IN THERE.

UM, BUT BASICALLY ALL OF A SUDDEN IN THE MID 1980S INTO THE 1990S IN AUSTIN, BUT IN THE 1990S AND AUNTS IN PORTLAND, ALL OF A SUDDEN CITIES BECAME TRENDED AGAIN.

AND WE REALLY LIKE CITIES AND OOH, EVERYBODY VERTICAL, MIXED USE AND TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.

WELL, THERE WERE PEOPLE HERE AND THE PEOPLE WERE LIKE, HEY, WE'VE BEEN ASKING FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT FOR DECADES.

WHAT HAPPENED TO US? AND THEY SAID, NOPE, YOU DON'T HAVE MONEY.

SO WE'RE READY FOR YOU TO BE GONE.

AND SO THEREFORE, WE HAD A LOT OF DEVELOPMENT.

WE HAD A LOT OF, UM, BUSINESS EXPANSION HAPPENING IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

AND WE BASICALLY SAID, OH, WELL, WE THINK TRAINS ARE COOL, BUT WE DON'T THINK THAT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO RIDE THEM.

SO YOU CAN NOW GO TO THE SUBURBS THAT WE ARE DONE PLAYING WITH AND YOU CAN, AND YOU CAN TAKE YOUR TRAY AND YOU CAN DRIVE YOUR CARS THAT WE DEMAND THAT YOU PURCHASE INTO THE CITY TO WORK FOR US.

SO THAT'S KIND OF HOW TRANSIT ORIENTED DISPLACEMENT

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WORKS.

WE, WE DECIDE, WE LOVE ALTERNATIVE MOBILITY, BUT WE DECIDE THAT ONLY RICH PEOPLE CAN HAVE IT.

SO WITH, SO I'LL GO AHEAD AND READ THE VISION BEHIND THE TOOL WITH THE HELP OF THE EQUITY TOOL.

WE ENVISION AUSTIN RENOWNED FOR ITS STRONG COMMUNITIES AND INCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOODS.

IT'S RACIAL AND ECONOMIC DIVERSITY AS A FOUNDATION, WHICH FUELS THE CITY'S INITIATIVE AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AND AUSTIN THAT WELCOMES ALL INCOMING, ETHNIC GROUPS, NEW BIPAP, TRANSPLANTS, AND VALUES, IT'S NATIVE AND LONGTIME BIPAP RESIDENTS, BUSINESS, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS.

WE SEE A FUTURE IN WHICH AUSTINITES REGARDLESS OF RACE, OR MEANS THRIVE WITH THE POWER TO DETERMINE THEIR FUTURES IN SHORT, THE VISION BEHIND THIS EQUITY TOOL WAS SUPPOSED TO BE, NO, WE DO NOT THINK THAT THE CITY IS A TOOL OR A TOY FOR QUIET, SKINNY, RICH, YOUNG, WHITE PEOPLE.

WE BELIEVE IT'S A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE LIVE.

WE BELIEVE IT'S A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE WORK.

WE BELIEVE IT'S A PLACE WHERE EVERYBODY BELONGS AND DESERVES ACCESS TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

AND WE WANT TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO SEE THAT THAT IS WHAT A CITY IS.

I E WE ALL LIVE IN THIS SPACE.

THEREFORE WE SHOULD ALL HAVE EQUAL ACCESS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY WITHIN SENSE FAITH.

SO OF COURSE, WE HAVE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT MOTIVATIONS BEHIND HERE.

THE MAIN, UH, YOU KNOW, WE STARTED WITH, WE WANT TO PREVENT THIS PLACEMENT.

THAT'S EASY.

WHAT COMES WITH THIS PLACEMENT? WELL, PEOPLE HAVE TO HAVE MONEY TO BE ABLE TO STAY HERE.

THAT'S WHY WE HAD TO ADVANCE ECONOMIC MOBILITY AND OPPORTUNITY.

WELL, DO WE, ARE WE JUST TRYING TO GET SHINY NEW MONEY OR ARE WE TRYING TO TAKE, UH, BASICALLY UTILIZE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY HERE? AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE DRIVER THREE, WHICH WAS BUILDING ON LOCAL CULTURAL ASSETS.

BECAUSE AGAIN, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HERE, THEY'VE BEEN HERE FOR A WHILE AND THEY HAVE AN OPINION.

AND OF COURSE, SINCE IT'S PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, WE DEFINITELY WANT TO PROMOTE TRANSPORTATION, MOBILITY AND CONNECTIVITY.

I E ALTERNATIVE MOBILITY IS NOT A TREND.

IT IS NOT A NICHE.

IT IS A TOOL THAT PEOPLE USE TO GET FROM POINT A TO POINT B, JUST LIKE I DID TONIGHT AND OUR CONCEPT OF A SAFE AND HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS TO EVOLVE.

AND THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY MOST OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH THE EQUITY TOOL ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR, BECAUSE BASICALLY SAYING THAT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS NOT SAFE WHEN BIPAP OR IN IT IS PART OF THE PROBLEM WITH NOMENCLATURE AND PLANNING, AS IT IS DISCUSSED ALL THE TIME AND BASICALLY EQUITABLE ACCESS TO ALL NEIGHBORHOODS MEANS I SHOULD NOT BE INTERESTING IN THE SEAHOLM PLAZA.

JUST LIKE I AM NOT INTERESTING ON THE BUGGY CREEK TRAIL EVERYWHERE IN AUSTIN IS FOR EVERYBODY IN AUSTIN.

AND THAT WAS THE MOTIVATION BEHIND THE EQUITY ASSESSMENT TOOL.

AND THESE ARE THE UNWASHED MASSES WHO STAYED BEHIND WHEN EVERYBODY DECIDED TO GO PLAY IN THE SUBURBS.

OBVIOUSLY BLACK PEOPLE, OBVIOUSLY OF IMMIGRANTS, BUT AGAIN, THE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT MAKE THE MONEY STAY WITHIN THE MOST NEGLECTED INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND THAT INCLUDES LOW WAGE WORKERS AND SENIOR HOMEOWNERS.

THE MYTH THAT EVERYBODY IS JUST GOING TO ONE DAY TAKE OFF ON INSTAGRAM OR BLOW UP THEIR BUSINESS IS A LIE.

SOME PEOPLE WANT THE RIGHT TO BE ANONYMOUS.

AND JUST LIKE THE YOUTH WHO ARE HOMELESS DID NOT IMAGINE THEMSELVES TO BE THAT WAY.

WE HAVE TO IMAGINE A CITY WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE LARRY ELLISON TO BE ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO LIVING WITHIN RANGE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

UM, SO EVERYONE GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

UH, ERIC LEE WITH HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT, UM, THE TOOL ALSO HAS SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS AREAS.

AND THE CONCEPT THERE IS I'M SORRY FOR THOSE OF US ONLINE, WE CAN'T HEAR THE AUDIO.

CAN OTHERS HEAR THE AUDIO IN THE AUDIENCE?

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NOPE.

IT'S ERICA PRESENTING NOW.

UH, TESTING.

OKAY.

THERE WE GO.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

UM, ONCE AGAIN, MY NAME IS ERIC I'M WITH THE CITY'S HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

THE TOOL ALSO HAS A GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS AND THE REASON FOR THE GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS IS TO REALLY FOCUS ON AREAS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO MOVE DUE TO GOVERNMENT POLICIES, REDLINING, DISINVESTMENT, GENTRIFICATION, AND NEW CYCLES OF DISPLACEMENT.

SO THIS MAP IS ACTUALLY SHOWING DIFFERENT TO S UH, DISPLACEMENT RISK AREAS WITH THE MOST INTENSE RISK BEING IN KIND OF A BLUISH PURPLE AND THE LEAST INTENSE BEING IN KIND OF A PEACH COLOR.

AND WHEN WE LOOK AT THOSE AREAS IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE PROJECT CONNECT TRANSIT LINES, THOSE ARE THE AREAS WHERE THE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT FUNDS ARE TO BE INVESTED, UM, TO, TO TRY TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM BEING DISPLACED FROM THOSE AREAS.

SO, UM, SO WE HAVE THE PRIORITY PEOPLE, WE HAVE THE PRIORITY PLACES, AND THEN THEY'RE ALSO PRIORITY PURPOSES.

AND THE MAIN PRIORITY PURPOSES FOR THE FUNDS ARE TO MINIMIZE IMMEDIATE DISPLACEMENT, UH, AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUPPORT, BIPAP AND BUSINESSES, UM, STRENGTHENING TENANT RIGHTS, UH, CULTURAL ANCHORS AND PURCHASING LAND FOR COMMUNITY LED PROJECTS.

UM, AND THESE PURPOSES ARE INTENDED TO HELP MAINTAIN, YOU KNOW, NOT ONLY PEOPLE, BUT ALSO THE CULTURE THAT IS SO ESSENTIAL TO, TO ENABLE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO FEEL LIKE THEY BELONG IN THE SPACE.

SO THE TOOL IS INTENDED TO, UM, TO PROVIDE FOR A VARIETY OF THESE PURPOSES THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

AND NOW I WILL TURN IT OVER TO SUSANA.

UH, YES.

SO, UH, I AM GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE DIFFERENT RACIAL EQUITY AND ANTI-DISPLACEMENT TOOLS AS THERE ARE ACTUALLY FIVE.

AND I AM GOING TO START WITH THE COMMUNITY DRIVEN, UH, IF YOU WOULD GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO, UH, THE COMMUNITY DRIVEN IS, IS A PROPOSED STRATEGY CREATED BY AN ACCOUNTABLE TO THE COMMUNITY.

IT WILL SERVE ON HERE.

YOU CAN'T SEE IT, BUT THE TOP THREE, A ONE THROUGH EIGHT, THREE ON THE QUESTIONS, UM, MUST, MUST SCORE AT LEAST FOUR OR HIGHER TO MOVE FORWARD.

AND THERE IS A TOTAL OF 25 POINTS, UH, ON THAT COMMUNITY DRIVEN, UH, FOR THE PROPOSAL.

AND I'LL JUST MENTION A COUPLE OF THINGS.

ONE, DOES IT ADVANCE A VISION OF RACIAL EQUITY AND ANTI DISPLACEMENT TO, OR WAS THE VISION CREATED WITHOUT ANY CONSULTATION WITH THOSE MOST IMPACTED AND DISPLACE? UH, TWO, DOES IT USE A COLLABORATIVE OR DIFFERENTIAL MODEL OF COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AND THREE, DOES IT USED DATA DESEGREGATED BY RACE FOR TRANSPARENCY IN DECISION-MAKING AND ACCOUNTABILITY, THOSE MOST IMPACTED AND DISPLACED AND DESERT REFLECT ON THE RESULT OF PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY, UH, UM, UH, DISPLACEMENT INCLUDE BUDGET THAT ADEQUATELY AND EQUITABLY RESOURCES, ALL COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND PARTICIPANTS AND SUPPORT COMMUNITY BUILDING.

AND SO YOU'LL SEE THERE IS, THERE ARE THE STRONG POINTS ON ONE, OR IT ALSO COULD BE ON THE SECOND PART AND THAT'S PART OF THE COMMUNITY DRIVEN.

NOW, IF WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT COMMUNITIES, PRIORITIES, PEOPLE PLAYS IN PURPOSES, AND DOES THIS PROPOSAL MEANINGFULLY DESCRIBES THIS CREASE DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES FOR THOSE POPULATION BUSINESSES AND CULTURAL ANCHORS MOST AT RISK.

AND AGAIN, SO WE'RE LOOKING AT, UH, ON THE TOP THREE QUESTIONS.

UH, THE PROPOSAL HAS A SCORE FOR MORE WITH THE TOTAL OF 35 COINS.

AND, UM, FOR EXAMPLE, A ONE, IT SAYS EXPLICITLY DESCRIBE HOW IT DECREASES DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES FOR BIPAP HOUSEHOLDS WHO ARE AT RISK OF DISPLACEMENT TO EXPLICITLY DESCRIBE HOW IT, THIS CREASES DISPLACEMENT PRESSURE FOR BIPAP BUSINESS OWNERS AT RISK OF DISPLACEMENT, AND THREE EXPLICITLY DESCRIBE HOW DECREASES DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES

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FOR BACKPACK PARKLET ORGANIZATIONS AND AT RISK OF DISPLACEMENT.

AND THEN IT GOES ON THE, THESE ARE ALL THE QUESTIONS FOR THE PROPOSALS THAT ARE GOING, THAT PEOPLE WILL BE SUBMITTED AND HAVE TO ANSWER TO.

AND THEN IF WE GO TO THE THIRD ONE, WHICH IS A COMMUNITY GUARD RAILS, DOES THIS STRATEGY ADDRESS UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES THAT LEAD TO MORE HARM? SO WHEN WE LOOKED AT THAT, OR AGAIN, SCORING FROM ZERO TO FIVE ON THESE QUESTIONS WITH A TOTAL OF TWENTY-FIVE CAPACITY, UH, LOOKING AT HARMFUL CONCEPT CONSEQUENCES ON BIPAP COMMUNITIES OF PEOPLE WITH LOWER INCOMES, CLEARLY IDENTIFY AND MEANINGFUL MEASURES TO MITIGATE HARM FOR PROPOSALS, UH, PROPOSED, UH, IS THERE CLARITY ON HOW IT DECREASES OR MITIGATES HIS CONTRIBUTION TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES ON HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS, UH, DIRECT ECONOMIC CULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

AND SO YOU GO ON AND YOU CAN SEE THESE QUESTIONS OR DO BIPAP HOUSEHOLD BUSINESSES, OR IN A COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS PAY AN EQUITABLE SHARE OF THE COST.

SO YOU'LL SEE, ON ONE SIDE OF THE COLUMN TO THE LEFT, ARE THOSE QUESTIONS, OR THEY CAN ANSWER ON THE RIGHT HAND AGAIN, UH, WITH A TOTAL OF SCORM, ZERO TO FIVE, AND NOW WE'LL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, WHICH IS THE REASONABLENESS, UH, AND, UH, IS THIS PROPOSAL STRATEGY LIKELY TO BE SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED AND GAIN? SO WE'RE LOOKING AT A TOTAL SCORE OF 30 POINTS ON THIS ONE WHERE AGAIN, THE TOP TWO HAPPENED TO SCORE AT LEAST FOUR OR MORE POINTS FOR THIS PROPOSAL TO MOVE FORWARD.

SO IT'S VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE WHEN WE LOOK AT IT AS A LEADERSHIP BOARD AND EXECUTIVES OF THE APPLICANT REFLECT THE RACIAL, ETHNIC DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE COMMUNITY BEING SERVED, HOW OFTEN HAVE WE SENT PROPOSALS AND THE BOARD DOES NOT REFLECT ANY OF THE COMMUNITY, NONE OF THE STAFF, AND DOESN'T EVEN INCLUDE THE COMMUNITY.

UH, NUMBER TWO, DOES THIS PROJECT BUDGET, ADEQUATELY RESOURCE, ALL COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN THE PROPOSAL.

AGAIN, WE'VE SEEN PROPOSALS WHERE THEY AS COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITIES DON'T GET ANY RESOURCES OR THE BENEFITS FROM THESE PROPOSALS.

SO I THINK THAT THESE ARE WE, THE WHOLE EQUITY TOOL, THE PEOPLE WORKED ON, IT REALLY LOOKED AT DEEP INTO THE QUESTIONS OF EQUITY AND REALLY CAME UP WITH THE SCORE CARD AND LOOKING AT THESE PROPOSALS AND BRINGING IN A NEW MODEL THAT REFLECTS EQUITY.

AND THAT, UH, WE'RE ALSO HOPING THAT, UH, AS A, UH, PUT WITH RFP THAT THESE TOOLS ARE PUT UP FRONT IN THE PROPOSAL, BUT THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT ARE UPFRONT AND THE RFP, AND NOT JUST THE ONES THAT WE'RE SCORING, BUT ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THE RFP PROCESS.

UH, AND THEN I'LL PASS IT ON TO THE NEXT PERSON.

SO AS WE DISCUSSED EARLIER, UM, PART OF THE, THE CONCEPT OF THE TOOL IS TO ALSO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S A BALANCED PORTFOLIO AND, UH, AND THAT THE FUNDS ARE, ARE SPREAD OUT BETWEEN ALL THE VARIOUS, UM, PRIORITIES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE VARIOUS NEEDS ARE HELP ARE ADDRESSED THROUGH THE FUNDING.

UM, SO AS BRIAN MENTIONED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS PRESENTATION, THIS TOOL WAS DESIGNED IN A WAY SO THAT THERE'S COMMUNITY LED IMPLEMENTATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

AND SO THIS IS SORT OF A SPECTRUM OF THE VARIOUS WAYS THAT, UM, THAT WORK LIKE THIS IS, IS SOMETIMES UNDERTAKEN.

AND WITH THIS WORK, WE'RE, WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO MOVE TO THE, TO THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN WITH COMMUNITY LED IMPLEMENTATION CO-CREATION OF THE TOOL AND HAVING COMMUNITY MEMBERS AT THE TABLE AS PART OF THE SCORING PROCESS.

THERE'S ALSO A PROCESS OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, UM, FOR THE TOOL ITSELF.

UM, AND, AND BY THAT, WE'RE BASICALLY THINKING OF, OF THE TOOL AS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO, UH, INITIALLY NORMALIZE IN THE COMMUNITY TO TALK ABOUT WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO USE A RACIAL EQUITY BASED TOOL TO, TO DO ASSESSMENT OF, UM, OF FUNDING PROPOSALS.

THEN THERE'S ANOTHER ASPECT OF, UH, FEEDBACK LOOPS AND GETTING, GETTING FEEDBACK ON THE TOOL, UM, MAKING SURE THAT IT'S WORKING TO ACHIEVE THE OUTCOMES

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THAT ARE DESIRED AND THEN, UH, OPERATIONALIZING IT AS WE'RE USING IT, WE'LL LEARN MORE ABOUT IT AND, AND SEE IF IT REALLY IS, UH, FUNCTIONING AS IT AS INTENDED.

AND IF NOT, THEN PERHAPS SOME ADJUSTMENTS WILL NEED TO BE MADE.

UM, AND SO AS PART OF THAT PROCESS, WE WILL BE, UM, HAVING LEARNING SESSIONS THIS FALL TO WALK PEOPLE THROUGH EXAMPLES OF HOW TO USE THE TOOL, UM, AND TO START THAT PROCESS OF NORMALIZING, ORGANIZING AND OPERATIONALIZING THE TOOL SO PEOPLE CAN SIGN UP FOR THOSE LEARNING SESSIONS, UM, AT THE WEB ADDRESS THAT'S SHOWN ON THE SCREEN.

UM, AND I THINK THAT'S THE LAST SLIDE.

AND SO WE CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS.

GREAT.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE PRESENTATION AND OBVIOUSLY THE MANY, MANY, MANY MONTHS OF THOUGHTFUL WORK, UM, FLORES, OPEN, UH, IF ANY COMMISSIONERS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR THOUGHTS COMMISSIONER LEAH'S SO THE FOCUS AREA IS WITHIN A MILE OF THE RAIL LINES.

UM, SO THE INTENTION, WHICH IS SHOW NONCE, OH BOY, THAT'S A VERY SMALL NUMBER.

UM, IT'S ON ONE OF THE MAPS SLIDES, BUT, UM, GENERALLY IT'S IN AREAS THAT ARE GENTRIFYING WITHIN A MILE OF THE RAIL LINES TO TRY AND MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE REALLY FOCUSING THE FUNDS IN THE PLACES WHERE THERE'S THE MOST PRESSURE OF GENTRIFICATION DUE TO THE TRANSIT SO BASICALLY I ACTUALLY HAVE A FRIEND WHO IS, UH, ON THE, UH, BLUE LINE RIGHT NOW, AND THEY'RE GOING TO, UH, AND, AND THEY'RE GOING TO MEETINGS AND BASICALLY SAYING, SO YOU'RE GOING TO BE DEALING WITH OUR PROPERTY, HOW'S THAT GOING TO HAPPEN? AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN TOLD IS THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE MORE NEGOTIATION WITH TRYING NOT TO DISRUPT THE PROPERTY THAT'S GOING ON, BUT BASICALLY IT'S FROM WHAT I'M SEEING AT THIS POINT IN TIME IT'S AS THE ISSUE COMES UP, FOR EXAMPLE, THERE'S AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING NEXT WEEK ON THE PLEASANT VALLEY RIVERSIDE STOP, WHICH IS RIGHT DOWN THE STREET FROM MY HOUSE.

SO BASICALLY RIGHT NOW, WE DON'T NECESSARILY KNOW BECAUSE THEY'VE BASICALLY BUILT IT 15% OUT, BUT AS WE ARE PRESENTED WITH THE STOPS WITH WHAT'S IN THE AREA, THAT IS WHEN WE'LL BE ABLE TO SAY, OKAY, NOW THAT WE KNOW WHAT'S W NOW THAT WE KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO BE EXACTLY WHAT YOUR, UM, AND WHAT EXACTLY IS IN THE AREA EXACTLY.

THEN WE CAN, UH, THEN WE CAN ADDRESS IT.

FOR EXAMPLE, I KNOW THAT ONE APARTMENT COMPLEX HAS, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE RUN BY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES.

THEY'VE JUST DECIDED WE'RE NOT RENEWING LEASES.

AND SO WHETHER THEY USE SNOW AS AN EXCUSE, OR THEY USE PROJECT CONNECT AS AN EXCUSE, UM, WE'RE DEALING BOTH WITH INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OWNERS, LIKE IN THE CASE OF, UH, MY BUDDY IN THE CONDO WHERE THEY'RE ALL PROPERTY OWNERS, AND WE'RE ALSO DEALING WITH THE FACT THAT SOME OF THEM WERE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES AND YOU CANNOT CAN'T MAKE THEM DO UM, YES, THE CONCEPT IS ALL OF THE 300 MILLION WE'LL GO THROUGH THE EQUITY TOOL AND, AND I MAY HAVE MISSED PART OF YOUR QUESTION.

SO IF I DID, NONE HAS BEEN AWARDED.

UM, COUNCIL DID PASS A RESOLUTION

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IN FEBRUARY SPECIFYING, UM, THAT 23 MILLION USE SHOULD BE USED FOR LAND ACQUISITION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

SO THAT DIRECTION HAS BEEN MADE, BUT NO FUNDING HAS BEEN AWARDED.

OKAY.

AND WAS THAT 23 MILLION FOR A SPECIFIC PLACE OR NOT FOR ANY SPECIFIC LOCATION? JUST WITHIN THE SAME GEOGRAPHY OF GENERALLY, UM, APPROXIMATELY A MILE.

OKAY.

AND WHOEVER WHO WHOMEVER APPLIES FOR THAT MONEY, WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE EQUITY TO CORRECT? YES.

THANK YOU.

I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER JESSA.

TELL US THE QUESTION.

YEAH, THANK YOU, CHAIR.

MY QUESTION IS IN THE ANSWER, MAYBE THE EQUITY TOOL, BUT I'M TRYING TO SORT OF UNDERSTAND IF ALL THE FEEDBACK THAT YOU'RE GETTING FROM THE COMMUNITY IS WEIGHTED EQUALLY, OR IS THE EQUITY TOOL THERE TO SORT OF BALANCE OUT THE, UM, THE FEEDBACK YOU'RE GETTING, BECAUSE WE KNOW OBVIOUSLY HIGHER INCOME PEOPLE TEND TO BE MORE ENGAGED AND ALSO, UH, W ARE YOU GOING TO SAY SOMETHING? AND TH THAT'S, THAT IS EXACTLY THE REASON WHY, WHY THEY HAD, UH, BASICALLY THEY HAD THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ON THE FRONT END, BECAUSE YOU ARE CORRECT.

AS YOU CAN TELL, EVEN FOR THIS PRESENTATION, HALF OF US ARE HERE, HALF OF US ARE NOT.

AND SO, BECAUSE WE HAVE A CHALLENGE WITH, YOU KNOW, BEING AT A MEANING FOR SIX O'CLOCK CAN BE DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY PARENTS WITH CHILDREN.

THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY ONE OF OUR COLLEAGUES ISN'T HERE TONIGHT.

UM, WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE WAS SOME SEMBLANCE OF OUR SHELLS IN PLACE BEFORE, SO THAT PEOPLE COULDN'T JUST USE PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY AND SAY, WE DON'T KNOW, WE DIDN'T KNOW.

AND IT'S LIKE, NO, THERE WERE GUIDELINES AND STIPULATIONS BEFOREHAND.

AND IF YOU DECIDED YOU NEEDED TO BASICALLY TAKE OUT THAT DAYCARE CENTER TO MAKE A CRAFT BEER STAND THAT THAT'S ON YOU.

YEAH.

YOU KNOW, AND THE CONCERN IS, IS THAT, AND THEN YOU, THESE MAPS THAT YOU'RE SHOWING FROM THE BLUE MAPS TO THE POTENTIAL DISPLACEMENT RISK AREAS, SOME OF THESE THAT ARE CHRONIC, LIKE MY NEIGHBORHOOD IS CHRONIC AND AND ALL THE WAY DOWN TO WHERE THE TRAIN STATION IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT.

AND I KNOW THAT IT'S NOT AFFORDABLE.

THERE MAY BE SOME AFFORDABLE UNITS THERE, BUT IF YOU GO ASK THOSE PEOPLE, THEY MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT OF THE PEOPLE FIVE YEARS AGO, WHO WERE ALREADY DISPLACED ABOUT WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND SO, UH, I GUESS THAT THAT IS SORT OF WHAT THE EQUITY TOOLS IS THERE.

THAT SORT OF BALANCED BALANCE OUT THE, BECAUSE THERE'S ALSO THE CHALLENGE OF WHO IS CONSIDERED AN EXPERT AND PROFESSIONAL.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN LIVING IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD WHO KNOW QUITE A BIT ABOUT IT, WHO ARE CONSIDERED STUPID BY PEOPLE WHO COME INTO THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD AND SAY, I WOULD LIKE TO USE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AS A CANVAS.

WE NEEDED TO HAVE CONCERN.

AND PEOPLE WILL SAY, WELL, THAT'S RATHER HARSH.

NO, THAT IS EXACTLY HOW THE CONSTITUENTS HAVE FELT WHEN PEOPLE COME INTO THEIR COMMUNITY AND SAY, I KNOW YOU THINK YOU DON'T WANT THIS, BUT THIS IS A REALLY GOOD IDEA.

SO BASICALLY THE PURPOSE OF THIS TOOL WAS EVERYBODY IS NOT FORMALLY EDUCATED.

EVERYBODY DOES NOT HAVE QUITE A BIT OF MONEY, EVERY CAUSE I'M IN FOR ONE, SO SAME, SAME OLD, SAME OLD, JUST LIKE TWO, TWO.

UM, WE ARE NOT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE, WE'RE, WE'RE MUCH MORE UNWASHED THAN, THAN THE PEOPLE THAT THEY WOULD COME TO AND BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULD NOT, AND DO NOT CONSIDER COMING TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT QUOTE UNQUOTE IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO TALK TO, UH, WE MADE SURE THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE.

THAT'S WHAT THIS EQUITY TOOL IS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND THE COMMISSIONER SLOAN .

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SO SOME OF THOSE DETAILS ARE STILL BEING WORKED OUT.

UM, THE FUNDING ITSELF IS BEING THERE.

THERE'S A DIFFERENT FUNDING AMOUNT EACH YEAR, OVER OVER 13 YEARS.

UM, AND SO THERE WILL BE A TRAUNCH OF FUNDING AVAILABLE EVERY YEAR, BUT WE'RE STILL FIGURING OUT THE EXACT DETAILS OF, YOU KNOW, HOW THE FUNDING WILL, LIKE, IF IT WILL BE A ROLLING APPLICATION PROCESS OR, YOU KNOW, WHETHER THERE MIGHT BE AN ANNUAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS, UM, THOSE SPECIFICS ARE, ARE STILL IN DEVELOPMENT, UH, KNOWING THAT DEVELOPMENT.

AND THEN MY OTHER QUESTION WAS, I WAS JUST SO MANY OF THESE POINTS SPEAKS TO ME SO STRONGLY AND PARTICULARLY THINKING ABOUT THINGS LIKE, UM, FRANKLIN, NEW TENANTS, RIGHT.

THERE'S IN HERE, WHAT AN AMAZING CONCEPT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, UM, WHICH DOESN'T NECESSARILY FALL INTO THE LIKE NORMALIZED BUCKET OF WHERE DEVELOPMENT FUNDS LIKE THAT GO.

AND I WONDERED IF THERE, UM, IF THERE ARE PRIVATE PROPOSALS THAT COULD BE SUBMITTED THAT ARE OUTSIDE OF THE TRADITIONAL SORT OF DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK, UM, CLEARLY THERE IS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR HAVING COMMUNITY SPACES, BUT, UM, WHAT, WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS CAN THEY DO, CAN THEY VIEW PROPOSALS FROM ANYBODY? AND THE ANSWER IS YES, THEY CAN REVIEW PROPOSALS FROM EVERYBODY.

OBVIOUSLY THE COMMON, JUST LIKE WE DISCUSSED EARLIER WITH BOTH IN-PERSON MEETINGS, UM, AND ALTERNATIVE MOBILITY.

THERE'S ALWAYS THIS ASSUMPTION THAT IT'S LIKE, NO, WE HAVE TO BE JOE BOB.

AND BLINKEN STEIN V UH, JOE, BOB, AND BLINKEN STEIN, THE PLANNING FIRM THAT HAS 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND BUILT A BUILDING IN HONG KONG.

NO, THE, THE CITY IS AGAIN A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE LIVE, SO PEOPLE CAN SUBMIT PROJECTS TO THE CITY ON WHATEVER TERMS THEY WANT.

I MEAN, YOU JUST, YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES, BUT AGAIN, THE GUIDELINES ARE AVAILABLE FOR EVERYBODY TO SEE.

AND THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF EMPOWERING ONESELF, NOT TO SEE YOURSELF AS DUMB, NOT TO SEE YOURSELF AS AN EXPERIENCE AND TO SAY, HEY, I SEE THE GUIDELINES.

SO I'M GOING TO SUBMIT USING THE GUIDELINES THAT YOU GAVE ME.

AND I'M HEARING THAT.

NOT ALL THE QUESTIONS ARE BEING ABLE TO BE HEARD.

UM, SO COMMISSIONER SLOAN, UM, DID YOU, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE, SO, SO ONE OF, UH, ONE OF, OH, MAYBE CAN WE CHECK HER MICROPHONE AND, AND THEN MAYBE YOU CAN JUST RESTATE THE QUESTIONS SO THAT, SO THAT PEOPLE CAN HEAR THE QUESTIONS, EVEN THOUGH THE RESPONSES ALREADY BEEN GIVEN RIGHT NOW.

HOW'S THAT BETTER? IT IS.

OKAY.

YES.

IT'S WORKING.

DO YOU WANT ME TO JUST SAY THE QUESTIONS ONE AFTER ANOTHER? YES.

OKAY, GREAT.

UM, I, I JUST REALLY APPRECIATE THIS TOOL.

AND THEN I, I WENT INTO SECOND COMMISSIONER ELIAS'S QUESTION ABOUT FUNDING CYCLE FOR, UM, FOR THE, UM, THE APPLICATIONS YEAR TO YEAR.

AND IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT.

UM, IT'S NOT THAT NECESSARILY THAT EVERYONE IS APPLYING ALL AT ONE TIME AS WHAT I WAS ASKING.

UM, AND THEN MY OTHER QUESTION WAS ABOUT THE KINDS OF FRAUD.

I THINK THAT'S MY ONLY OTHER QUESTION WAS ABOUT THE KINDS OF PROJECTS THAT COULD BE SUBMITTED.

AND STEPHANIE SPOKE TO THAT, UM, THAT IT, THAT, UM, MY QUESTION WAS AROUND THAT SORT OF NON-TRADITIONAL NATURE OF SOME OF THE DESCRIPTIONS THAT ARE IN THIS TOOLKIT BECAUSE WE DON'T LIVE IN TRADITIONAL TIMES.

SO

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THANKS FOR REPEATING THAT, UH, THOSE QUESTIONS, COMMISSIONER ISLAM LOOKS LIKE COMMISSIONER TOLLIVER HAS SOME QUESTIONS.

YES.

PUSH IT ONE MORE TIME.

OKAY.

OKAY.

MY QUESTION IS IF THIS SITUATION OF, UH, CONNECT A MICE, WE'LL SEE IS CALLED CONNECT.

UH, WE HAVE 208 ACRES AND THE COLONY PARK SUBDIVISION THAT WE HAVE PROCESSED WENT THROUGH STUFF, HAS SOME OF THE FUNDING, AND NOW WE CAN'T EVEN GET THE INSTRUCTION AND, AND, AND, UH, INSTRUCTIONS SUCH AS ROADS AND STUFF LIKE THIS HERE.

NOW, HOW IS IT THAT THIS PLAN IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO BUY LAND FOR THE LAND OF THE NEW TRACKS, UH, FROM JOHNNY MORRIS, AND LOUELLA ALL THE WAY BACK DOWNTOWN FROM JOHNNY, MAURICE, AND LOT OLDER TO ELVIN DATE.

UH, CATHERINE METRO THAT I HEARD THE LAST TIME HAVE TO BUY THAT FROM PACIFIC AND SEE, THIS IS WHERE IF THEY GOING TO USE THE RAILS THAT EXISTING AND ADD NEW RAILS, THEY STILL HAVE TO BUY RIGHT OF WAYS.

AND SEE, I DON'T SEE NOTHING IN HERE ABOUT RIGHT AWAY.

OKAY.

UH, GREAT QUESTION.

SO, SO THIS FUNDING IS, IS NOT FOR THINGS LIKE PURCHASING RIGHT AWAY.

UM, SO THE WHOLE PROJECT CONNECT, UM, PROJECT, UH, OR, OR TRANSIT SYSTEM, UM, IS A MULTI-BILLION BILLION DOLLAR PROJECT.

UM, AND THE, THE PARTICULAR POT OF FUNDING THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TONIGHT FOR THE EQUITY TOOL IS 300 MILLION THAT WAS SPECIFICALLY CALLED FOR IN THE CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS SPECIFICALLY FOR ANTI-DISPLACEMENT ACTIVITIES.

UM, SO IT WOULD NOT BE USED.

SO THE NEXT QUESTION I HAVE IS THESE FUNDS, IF I'M DISPLACED FROM MY PROPERTY, HOW MUCH OF THAT MONEY ARE THEY GOING TO GIVE ME TO MOVE TO ANOTHER LOCATION? SO IN TERMS OF THE PRIORITIES, UM, OR PURPOSES, EXCUSE ME, UM, THERE, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT, UH, AREAS WHERE THE FUNDING COULD BE USED.

AND SO THAT COULD INCLUDE RENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE AT RISK OF DISPLACEMENT.

UM, YOU KNOW, IT COULD BE USED TO PURCHASE LAND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

UM, SO, SO THERE IS POTENTIALLY, UM, FUNDING AVAILABLE THAT COULD HELP HOPEFULLY STABILIZE FOLKS, BUT IT WOULDN'T PEOPLE WOULDN'T BE APPLYING INDIVIDUALLY FOR FUNDING.

IT WOULD LIKELY BE MORE OF A PROPOSAL FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE, UM, FOR A RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO THIS PROGRAM THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO GET UP OFF THE GROUND.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER TOLLIVER, UH, VICE CHAIR POP.

I THINK YOUR BLUE MAPS ARE FASCINATING AND I'M TRYING TO CONNECT THEM TO THE PLACES MAP, WHICH ARE HARDER TO SEE WITH THE COPYING, BUT, UM, SUPPOSE SOMEBODY WROTE FORWARD A PROPOSAL IN ONE OF THE HISTORICALLY EXCLUDED AREAS OR PERHAPS IN A CHRONIC AREA.

THANK YOU.

SO IF YOU'RE SAYING, CAN BIPOD SUBMIT PROJECTS TO THE PROJECT CONNECT, UH, ANTI-DISPLACEMENT FUND AGAIN, ONE OF THE, ONE OF THE HARDEST BARRIERS THAT HAS THAT, THAT HAS BEEN BUILT OVER THE YEARS IS THE FACT THAT BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EXCLUDED, THEY'VE GOTTEN THEM, UH, THEY'VE GOTTEN THE MESSAGE THAT THEY ARE UNQUALIFIED AND INCAPABLE OF SUBMITTING PROJECTS, WHICH IS A LIE PEOPLE ARE PERMITTED TO DO.

SO NOW, DOES THAT

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MEAN THAT THE BIAS NEEDS TO BE SHIFTED SO THAT THOSE PROJECTS RETAIN THE SAME RESPECT AS THE ONE THAT COMES FROM JOE, BOB AND LINCOLN STEIN WITH 20 YEARS WHO BUILT A BUILDING IN HONG KONG? YES, BUT THE REALITY IS THAT, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE TWO EYES AND THEN OUR ACTION AND WHEN PEOPLE FEEL A, AND WHEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MISHEARD FOR DECADES AND THEY WERE, I BASICALLY LIVE IN THE CITY MINUTES, UM, THEY, THEY, THEY STOP ENGAGING.

SO THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY BOTH THE EQUITY TOOL AND THIS PROCESS INVOLVED PEOPLE, NOT JUST WITH THE CITY, BUT PEOPLE WHO WOULD BE AFFECTED WHO HAVE COME UP WITH IDEAS.

THERE'S A NUMBER OF OTHER ADVISORY GROUPS THAT ARE WORKING ON.

I THINK I'M A LITTLE DIFFERENT TRACK.

I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT DC IS JOE, BOB AND LINCOLN STEIN.

I'M GETTING INTO OTHER PROJECTS.

I'M TALKING ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO LIVE THERE.

AND, UM, IT COULD BE A GROUP THAT, THAT ORIGINATES IN A COMMUNITY OF COLOR THAT BRINGS FORWARD A PROPOSAL, PERHAPS FOR AN AREA THAT WAS PART OF THEIR COMMUNITY, BUT THROUGH GENTRIFICATION OR, OR LIKE THE NONTRADITIONAL PROFIT, UH, PROPOSAL THAT, THAT HEIDI DISCUSSED EARLIER.

ABSOLUTELY.

THAT, THAT'S WHAT I MEAN.

I'M, I'M SAYING THAT THE PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY WHO HAVE BEEN MISHEARD THE HOPE IS THAT AGAIN, THEY BRING FORTH PROPOSALS, THEY BRING FORTH OBS OPTIONS.

AND THEN INSTEAD OF IT JUST BEING QUOTE UNQUOTE, THE EXPERTS AND THE PROFESSIONALS, IT IS RESIDENTS.

BECAUSE AGAIN, THIS, UH, AGAIN, WHEN YOU, WHEN YOU WORK WITH RESIDENTS, YOU DON'T GET THE IDEA THAT THIS IS A PLACE FOR EXTRACTION.

YOU GET THE IDEA THAT THIS IS A PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE DISCUSSED CO-OPS THAT WAS A RECENT, UH, THAT WAS A RECENT LAW, UM, DISCUSSION THAT'S BEEN HAD.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAD BEEN TALKING ABOUT, UH, WORKER COOPERATIVES TO V WITH A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SKILLS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE EVERYBODY IS COMING UP AGAIN, LEARNING HOW TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS SO THAT THEY CAN ENGAGE WITH IS WITH THIS PROCESS.

AND AGAIN, THERE'S SOME CATCH-UP BECAUSE WHEN PEOPLE IGNORE YOU, YOU DISENGAGE.

AND SO NOW PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO OVERCOME THE, THIS TRUST TO BASICALLY SUBMIT TO THE CITY AGAIN.

SO NOT SUBMIT THAT IS THE WRONG THING, SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR CONSIDERATION TO THE CITY AGAIN.

OKAY.

AND COMMISSIONER POP, DID YOU ALSO MEAN JUST IN TERMS OF GEOGRAPHY, UM, THAT, YOU KNOW, COULD THERE BE, IF, IF THERE'S A BIPAP COMMUNITY WHO SAY, WANTS TO, UM, PUT FORWARD A PROPOSAL IN CLARKSVILLE, WHICH IS, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, NOT, NOT IN THE FOCUS MAP.

UM, I MEAN, I, I'M NOT SURE THAT YEAH.

UM, I DON'T THINK THAT THAT WOULD BE NECESSARILY CATEGORICALLY EXCLUDED, BUT IT, IT WOULD HAVE TO, YOU KNOW, SINCE IT'S NOT IN THE FOCUS AREA WOULD ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO SCORE REALLY WELL KIND OF IN, IN ALL THE OTHER AREAS TO, TO PROBABLY SCORE WELL.

AND THAT WAS ALSO ANOTHER QUESTION AT THE CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING, UM, AT CATH METRO BASICALLY, WELL, THERE'S THIS PLACEMENT, THAT'S NOT GOING ON THE EASTERN CRESCENT.

ARE WE GOING TO ADDRESS THAT TO WHICH I WOULD REPLY? UM, NOBODY DID A DESIGNATED DEVELOPMENT ZONE IN WEST AUSTIN BEGINNING IN 1999, WHERE THEY BASICALLY DECIDED THAT THERE COULD BE A BULLSEYE PUT ON EAST AUSTIN FOR DEVELOPMENT.

THAT IS, YOU KNOW, WE LOVE TO TALK ABOUT THE 1928 MASTER PLAN, BUT WE DON'T TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE NEW VISION FOR EAST AUSTIN, WHICH WAS INTRODUCED AND CODIFIED ON JANUARY 14TH, 1999 IS WHAT MADE EAST AUSTIN SO DISPLACED.

AND SO GENTRIFIED, WE LIKE TALKING ABOUT THE 1928 MASTER PLAN BECAUSE THOSE PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND GONE.

THEY DO NOT WORK IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE 1999 NEW VISION FOR EAST AUSTIN, THEY'RE VERY MUCH ALIVE AND KICKING.

AND TO, TO THAT, I WOULD SAY, WELL, THE OPPORTUNITY

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HAS BEEN THERE TO WORK WITH LONGTERM EAST AUSTIN, RELATIVE RESIDENTS.

UH, THE SAVE OUR SPRINGS ORDINANCE DID NOT HAVE TO DESIGNATE JUST PROTECTING THE WATER AND THE LAND IN WEST AUSTIN.

THAT WAS A CHOICE THAT THE PEOPLE MADE, WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY PODSHARE HAD TO COME INTO EXISTENCE TO FINALLY WORK WITH THE BROWN BERETS, TO GET RID OF THE POWER PLANT.

AND I THINK IT IS WORTH ACKNOWLEDGING THE FACT THAT IT IS IT'S SOMEWHAT INSENSITIVE TO EXPECT THAT EAST AUSTIN RESIDENTS, UH, DEFLECT TO WEST AUSTIN YET AGAIN, WHEN IT HAS HAD AND MEASURABLE AND UNCHANGEABLE DAMAGE DONE TO EAST AUSTIN AS A WHOLE.

I BET YOUR POP MAY INTERJECT, UM, KIND OF FOLLOWING ON THAT THEME FOR A SECOND.

UH, SO JUST TO BE CLEAR AND CERTAINLY, UH, APPRECIATE THE I, UM, UM, BUT, BUT, YOU KNOW, IN A MORE SUCCINCT WAY, UH, IF RESIDENTS FROM, UH, SAY A DISPLACED, A DISPLACED AREA OF TOWN, RESIDENTS OF COLOR, UH, FROM A DISPLACED, UH, AREA OF TOWN WHERE TO PRESENT A PROPOSAL THAT WERE WITHIN ONE MILE, UH, OF ONE OF THESE, UH, AREAS WHICH WERE LABELED, I BELIEVE, VULNERABLE, ACTIVE, CHRONIC AND HISTORICAL EXCLUSION, IS THAT WHERE THEY NEED TO BE WITHIN THE ONE MILE AREA IS WHEN WITHIN ONE OF THOSE FOUR DEMARCATED ZONES, OR IS IT JUST VULNERABLE, ACTIVE AND CHRONIC? I WASN'T SURE.

YEAH.

I WAS GOING TO SAY ONE WAY TO THINK ABOUT THIS TOOL IS THAT IT'S, IT'S NOT A TOOL THAT IS ABOUT EXCLUSION.

IT'S A TOOL ABOUT PRIORITIZATION.

UH, IT'S A TOOL THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BE ABLE TO SORT OF RANK PROJECTS AND REALLY TRY TO GET TO AS MANY OF THE DRIVERS AS POSSIBLE.

AND SO IT'S NOT AN EXERCISE OF THIS, NOT THAT IT'S REALLY AN EXERCISE OVER HOW DO YOU ELEVATE THE PROJECTS THAT ARE IN THE BEST PLACE THAT PRIORITIZE THE RIGHT PEOPLE AT THE RIGHT INCOME LEVEL THAT HAVE SORT OF THE, THE MULTIFACETED BALANCED PORTFOLIO OF IMPACT.

AND THOSE ARE THE PROJECTS THAT YOU WANT TO RISE TO THE TOP LESS SO THAN THIS EXERCISE OF, UM, OF SOMETHING'S EXCLUDED AT THAT.

SO IT DOES MAKE SENSE.

AND, AND SO, UH, I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY WHAT WAS BEING REFERENCED EARLIER IN, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WITHIN A ONE MILE ZONE, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S NOT EXCLUDING, BUT RATHER HELPING IDENTIFY PRIORITY, BUT I JUST WANTED TO RE MAYBE REFRESH WHAT I HEARD.

AND AS MUCH AS THAT BEING PRIORITY, IT WAS ONE WITHIN ONE MILE OF A, OF A PROJECT CONNECT INSTALLATION.

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