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UM,

[1. Certification of Quorum – Quorum requirement is 12 members]

ALL RIGHT.

UH, I WANT TO WELCOME EVERYBODY TO THE SEPTEMBER 13TH CAMPO POLICY BOARD MEETING.

WE ARE MEETING IN THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF AUSTIN.

UM, AND, UH, IT APPEARS THAT WE EASILY HAVE A QUORUM.

UM, IF STAFF WILL MAKE NOTE OF THOSE IN ATTENDANCE AND, UM, DO WE HAVE ANY, UH, PROXIES FOR ANYBODY TODAY THAT WE KNOW OF? OKAY.

SO THE ONLY PROXY I KNOW OF IS COMMISSIONER SHAY HAS GIVEN HERS TO COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN.

UM, AND SO WE, WE DO HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT, UM, BEFORE WE TAKE PUBLIC COMMENTS, I'M JUST, I'M GONNA, UM, DEVIATE FROM THE AGENDA A LITTLE BIT AND JUST ASK IF WE CAN TAKE A 32ND MOMENT OF SILENCE THIS MORNING AND WILLIAMSON COUNTY, WE HAD, UH, ONE OF OUR CONSTABLES, KEVIN STOFLE PASS AWAY.

AND SO I THOUGHT IF WE WOULD JUST TAKE A PAUSE FOR THE FAMILY AND FOR THE FOLKS THAT ARE DEALING WITH THAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

APPRECIATE THAT.

UM, OKAY.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, ASHBY.

DO WE HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS? NO MATTER.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE WILL MOVE ON THROUGH THE AGENDA.

UM, NO NEED AT THIS POINT IN TIME FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

UM, SO WE WILL MOVE ON TO REPORT

[4. Report from the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Chair]

FROM THE TAC AND I BELIEVE MS. MOYER IS NOT ABLE TO BE HERE.

SO CHAD, YOU'RE GOING TO PROVIDE THAT UPDATE FOR US.

THANK YOU.

SO AT THE LAST TAC MEETING, WE HAD, UM, FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE POTENTIAL PROJECT READINESS CORRIDORS TO STUDY, UM, FOLLOWING THE DISCUSSION THAT WE HAD HERE BY THE BOARD IN JUNE, UM, PART OF THE DISCUSSION WE HAD INCLUDED, UM, A THOROUGH EXPLANATION OF, UM, HOW WE SELECTED THOSE CORRIDORS AND WHAT THE, WHAT THE BACKGROUND WAS, UM, AND WHAT THE FUTURE STEPS WOULD LOOK LIKE.

UM, ONCE, UM, A GDC WAS PROCURED AND THE, THE VARIOUS, UH, QUARTER SECTIONS WERE SELECTED TO, UH, TO BE STUDIED.

UM, WE'VE HAD TWO MEETING DISCUSSIONS NOW ON, UH, THE CORRIDOR STUDY CONCEPT, AND WE HAD A LOT OF FEEDBACK FROM TAC REGARDING, UM, THE MAPS SHOWING THOSE CORRIDORS AND, AND HOW THEY'RE PRESENTED.

AND YOU'LL SEE THAT REFLECTED IN MY PRESENTATION LATER ON, ON THAT, HOW THAT'S IMPACTED, UM, WHERE WE ARE WITH THAT PRESENTATION, UM, TACK WAS ALSO SUPPORTIVE OF, UM, THE TDM COMPOSITION, THE WAY THAT WAS SELECTED WITH, UM, NOT NECESSARILY TAC MEMBERS FROM EACH JURISDICTION, BUT, UM, PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS.

AND SO THEY WERE REALLY SUPPORTIVE OF THE, UM, UM, THE SELECTION PROCESS THERE AND THE TDM SUBCOMMITTEE, UM, REFLECTING ALL THE MEMBER JURISDICTIONS.

AND, UH, I, I COORDINATED WITH, UH, LAURIE BEFORE THE MEETING TODAY, AND THOSE WERE THE, UM, THE MAIN POINTS THAT SHE WANTED TO RELATE TO THE BOARD.

THANK YOU.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TECH UPDATE? ALL RIGHT.

SEEING NONE, WE WILL

[5. Presentation and Public Hearing on Amendments to 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)]

MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER FIVE PRESENTATION AND PUBLIC HEARING ON AMENDMENTS TO THE 20 21, 20 24 TIP AND THE 2045 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

MR. COLLINS.

UH, THANK YOU, CHAIR.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY.

I'M ON RYAN COLLINS.

I'M THE SHORT RANGE PLANNING MANAGER FOR CAMPO, AND THIS ITEM IS A PUBLIC HEARING ITEM AND A PRESENTATION ON AMENDMENTS TO THE 20 21, 20 24 TIP AND THE 2045 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

UM, AND SO TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT BOTH THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND THE RTP ARE LIVING DOCUMENTS THAT WE AMEND ON A REGULAR BASIS AND THAT, SO THAT THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION IS APPROVED BY THE POLICY BOARD.

UM, AND THIS IS ESPECIALLY CRITICAL FOR THE TIP BECAUSE PRODUCTS IN THERE ARE FUNDED AND MOVING FORWARD WITH IMPLEMENTATION.

AND PART OF THE, THE TIPS, UH, PROCESSES THAT THAT INFORMATION IS IT'S APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION AFTER IT'S APPROVED BY THE POLICY BOARD, BUT IT HAS TO REFLECT THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AS THE PROJECTS GO TO LETTING SO THAT THE, THE FEDERAL FUNDING CAN BE A RELEASE TO THE PROJECT SPONSORS.

UM, SO WE DO TAKE AMENDMENT REQUEST AT ANY TIME.

REALLY THERE'S AN ONLINE FORM WHERE SPONSORS, IF THEY HAVE A CHANGE ON ANY OF THEIR PRODUCTS CAN SUBMIT AND THEN WE'LL REVIEW IT.

AND THEN, UM, MANDY'S, UH, AMENDMENT REQUESTS CAN BE ANYTHING FROM ADDING OR REMOVING A PROJECT FROM EITHER THE PLAN OR THE PROGRAM, UM, OR ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO EXISTING PROJECTS.

THIS CAN INCLUDE LIMITS, UH, THINGS LIKE FUNDING AS WELL, SCOPE AND SCHEDULE.

AND SO THESE ARE JUST, UH, YOU KNOW, THE TYPES OF AMENDMENTS THAT ARE REQUESTED.

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UM, AND SO WHEN THEY'RE SUBMITTED, WE DO REVIEW THEM.

THERE ARE THREE WAYS WE CAN PROCESS THEM.

ONE IS ADMINISTRATIVE.

UH, THESE ARE, UH, I WOULD SAY INSIGNIFICANT CHANGES, BUT MINOR CHANGES THAT ARE MORE EDITORIAL IN NATURE.

UM, AND THESE CAN BE DIRECTLY SIGNED OFF BY ASHBY AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AND THEN WE'LL INFORM THE POLICY BOARD OF THOSE CHANGES AND KEEP THE PROGRAM UP TO DATE, AND THEN ANY OTHER, UH, MAJOR AMENDMENTS, UH, ARE CONSIDERED.

AND WE'LL GO THROUGH EITHER A REGULAR PROCESS, WHICH IS THE IRREGULAR AMENDMENT CYCLE THAT WE DO TWICE A YEAR.

WE DO IT IN THE FALL AS WELL AS THE SPRING.

AND THESE ARE MAJOR CHANGES TO PROJECTS THAT NEED TO BE REFLECTED IN THE DOCUMENTATION.

AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE OUT OF CYCLE AMENDMENTS, WHICH IS WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY OR REQUESTING TO BE DONE TODAY.

AND THESE ARE MAJOR PROJECT CHANGES THAT QUALIFY AS A REGULAR AMENDMENTS, BUT FOR WHATEVER REASON, THERE'S SOME URGENCY BEHIND GETTING THAT APPROVAL.

UM, IN THE CASE OF THE PRODUCTS TODAY, THEY ARE LETTING FAIRLY SOON, AND WE WERE UPDATED WITH A NEW SCHEDULE FROM TXDOT, OUR NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES INTO THE STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

AND SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE MAKING THAT RECOMMENDATION TODAY, UM, CONSIDERING YOUR APPROVAL TO GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

AND SO HERE ARE THE REQUESTED AMENDMENTS.

UM, WE BASICALLY HAVE ONE REQUEST FROM TXDOT REGARDING NORTH AND SOUTH, UH, THAT NORTHERN PORTION AS THEY'VE REFINED THE ESTIMATES, THE NORTHERN PORTION HAS COME IN A LITTLE BIT LOWER ON ESTIMATES.

AND A PIECE OF THE NORTHERN PORTION HAS COME UP A LITTLE, UH, OVER THE SMS. AND SO THEY ARE SHIFTING SOME FUNDS.

THE MAJORITY OF THE FUNDS THAT ARE BEING REQUESTED TO BE SHIFTED OUR CATEGORY FOR FUNDING, WHICH IS SELECTED BY THE DISTRICT AND THE TECH STOCK COMMISSION.

UM, AND THEN THERE'S ABOUT $10 MILLION WORTH OF CATEGORY SEVEN, WHICH IS DIRECTLY APPROVED BY THE POLICY BOARD.

UM, AND IF I KNOW WE'VE GOT A LOT OF NEW MEMBERS, I'LL DO WANT TO REMIND YOU ALL THAT BACK IN 2019 IS WHEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH PORTIONS WERE FUNDED, UH, BASICALLY THROUGH THE UTP.

AND THEN THE POLICY BOARD ALSO DID CONTRIBUTE SOME FUNDING.

THIS WAS, I WANT TO SAY, PROBABLY APRIL OR MAY OF 2019.

UM, SO WE DID A BLANKET APPROVAL TO GIVE TEXTILES.

I BELIEVE IT WAS SOMEWHERE AROUND $75 MILLION FOR BOTH THE NORTH AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS AT THE SAME TIME.

AND SO THEY'VE BEEN SHIFTING THOSE FUNDS AS THOSE ESTIMATES HAVE BEEN REFINED.

AND I THINK THERE'S ALSO A GOOD OPPORTUNITY WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT COSTS AND YOU LOOK AT THE COST UP THERE ON THE AMENDMENT CYCLE, UH, TABLE.

THOSE COSTS ARE ALWAYS ESTIMATES AND HAS PROJECTS GET CLOSER TO LETTING AND ESPECIALLY MAJOR PROJECTS.

THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE.

THOSE ESTIMATES ARE REFINED, AND THAT'S WHAT THIS IS BEING REFLECTED AS.

UM, THEY'RE JUST, YOU KNOW, THE UNKNOWN, SOME QUANTIFIABLE, THE CLOSER YOU GET TO ACTUALLY LETTING THE PROJECT AND THIS PROJECT IS SCHEDULED IN JANUARY, 2022, UM, CALENDAR YEAR 22.

AND IT'S ACTUALLY, UH, VERY FORTUNATE THAT ONE PORTION OF THE PROJECT IS COMING IN LOWER.

WHEREAS THE OTHER ONE IS COMING IN A LITTLE BIT HIGHER AS FAR AS ESTIMATES GO.

SO I THINK IT'S ACTUALLY A VERY FORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCE TO BE IN.

AND IF THERE ARE ANY TECHNICAL QUESTIONS, I CAN CERTAINLY LET HEATHER FROM TXDOT ANSWER THOSE.

AND THEN FINALLY, WE HAVE A PROJECT FROM TXDOT IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY.

THIS IS THE FM 33 49 PROJECT FROM COUNTY ROAD 44 TO COUNTY ROAD 3 95.

THIS PROJECT WAS SELECTED FOR FUNDING BY THE TEXAS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

BELIEVE ON AUGUST 28TH, THEY DID RECEIVE $67 MILLION IN CATEGORY 12, UM, COMMISSIONED DISCRETIONARY FUNDING.

SO THIS IS STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING THAT THE TEXAS COMMISSION THAT SELECTED THIS PROJECT FOR.

UM, AND THEN, UH, THE LOCAL SPONSOR WILLIAMSON COUNTY IS CONTRIBUTING $17 MILLION IN LOCAL FUNDING FOR THIS PROJECT, NOT ONLY TO SUPPORT THE MATCH, BUT ALSO THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROJECTS, INCLUDING PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING AND RIGHT AWAY PURCHASING.

SO, UM, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, UH, WE ARE RECOMMENDING, UH, BECAUSE THE STIP, UH, REVISION CYCLE IS, UH, DO WE HAVE TO SUBMIT IT TO MY SEPTEMBER 28TH? UH, WE ARE REQUESTING THAT THE POLICY BOARD, UM, APPROVE THESE PROJECTS TODAY AS AN OUT OF CYCLE AMENDMENT.

AND WITH THAT, I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROCESS, UH, TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRODUCTS THAT I HAVEN'T ALREADY DISCUSSED.

I WILL PROBABLY KICK OVER TO THE PROJECT SPONSORS.

AND WITH THAT, I WILL REQUEST, UM, THE AMENDMENTS BE APPROVED AS LISTED IN RESOLUTION 20 21 9 DASH FIVE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, RYAN.

IF I COULD GET A MOTION AND A SECOND, AND THEN WE'LL HAVE ANY DISCUSSION MOTION BY JUDGE OAKLEY AND A SECOND BY COMMISSIONER JONES.

ALL RIGHT.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OF STAFF ON THE RECOMMENDATION? OKAY.

SEEING NONE ALL IN FAVOR, ANY OPPOSED? OKAY.

THANK YOU.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

UM, ITEM

[6. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on June 14, 2021 Meeting Minutes]

NUMBER SIX, UH, MINUTES FROM THE JUNE 14TH MEETING.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE SECOND? ALL RIGHT.

MAYOR MORGAN MADE THE MOTION.

AND THE SECOND, UH, I THINK CAME FROM COUNCIL MEMBER MATEO AT THE END OF THE, IN DOWN THERE.

IT'S LIKE CHURCH.

I'M TRYING TO BE IN THE BACK.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

UH, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON ITEM NUMBER SIX? ALL IN FAVOR? AYE.

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ANY OPPOSED? OKAY.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

UM, THANK Y'ALL I DON'T NUMBER

[7. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on Salary Adjustment for CAMPO Executive Director]

SEVEN IS DISCUSSING TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON SALARY ADJUSTMENT FOR THE CAMPO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

UM, I WANTED TO REMIND YOU ALL OF THE PROCESS THAT WE WENT THROUGH.

UM, IN EARLIER THIS YEAR, UH, I SENT OUT THE, OR ACTUALLY STAFF SENT OUT AN EVALUATION TOOL.

UM, WE HAD 13 OF THE POLICY BOARD MEMBERS COMPLETE, OR MOSTLY COMPLETE THAT.

AND THEN TWO OTHERS, UM, PROVIDED COMMENTS, BUT SAID, HEY, I HAVEN'T BEEN ON THE BOARD LONG ENOUGH.

I REALLY DON'T THINK I CAN WEIGH IN.

UM, AND SO, UM, I COMPILED THOSE SCORES AND COMMENTS AND THEN THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MET AND WENT OVER, UM, THOSE COMMENTS, UM, AND THE EVALUATION.

UH, WE DID THAT AS A GROUP.

AND THEN WE DID THAT WITH ASHBY.

UM, I'M JUST GOING TO SHARE A FEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS, UM, FROM THAT IN TERMS OF COMMENTS, UM, ASHLEY AND ASHBY AND TEAM DID A FANTASTIC JOB OF PROVIDING THE POLICY BOARD AND MATERIALS NEEDED, UM, DURING UPCOMING MEETINGS, UH, PARTICULARLY DURING THE VERY CHALLENGING, UH, COVID TIMES WE ARE IN, UM, THEN ANOTHER COMMENT WAS, HAS STRUCK, UH, THE BALANCE OF INCLUDING THE TACK WHILE FOLLOWING THE POLICY BOARD'S DIRECTION OF HAVING THE TAC FELLOWSHIP FOCUSED ON TECHNICAL ISSUES AND NOT NECESSARILY POLICY.

UM, AND THERE JUST AS A SIDE NOTE, THERE WAS ONE, UM, ITEM ON THERE THAT I PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE TAKEN OFF.

IT WAS REALLY RELATED TO HOW HE UPDATES THE CHAIR AND GETS ME READY FOR MEETINGS.

UM, HE DOES A FANTASTIC JOB DOING THAT.

UM, AND, UM, THEN I THINK SOME OF THE OTHER KEY HIGHLIGHTS WERE, UM, REALLY THE, THE STAFF BEING PREPARED AS WELL AND LEADING THE STAFF, UH, THROUGH, UM, THE INS AND OUTS OF BEING IN THE OFFICE AND NOT BEING IN THE OFFICE AND, AND ALL OF THAT.

UM, AND I THINK, UH, PROBABLY THE HIGHLIGHT TAKEAWAY FOR ME WAS, UM, ASHLEY ASHBY'S.

I KEEP SAYING ASHLEY, THAT'S OUR BUDGET DIRECTOR, SORRY.

UM, ASHBY'S COLLABORATION WITH TXDOT, FH WIA, ET CETERA, IS OUTSTANDING AND HAS GONE A LONG WAY TO, UM, IMPROVE AND RAISE CAMPOS STATURE.

UM, NOT ONLY IN CENTRAL TEXAS, BUT IN THE NATION.

UM, SO, UH, OVERALL, UH, HIS EVALUATION WAS AT 3.77 OF A 4.0, THAT'S A PRETTY AWESOME SCORE TO ME, ASHBY.

AND I JUST WANT TO SAY PERSONALLY, I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THAT.

YOU'VE DONE BOTH AT THESE MEETINGS AND PREPARING US, BUT YOU DO SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST THAT.

UM, IT INCLUDES WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS.

AND, UM, I THINK THAT COMMENT WAS SPOT ON IN TERMS OF WHAT YOU, UM, HAVE REALLY DONE TO RAISE THE STATURE OF THIS ORGANIZATION, UM, IMMENSELY IN YOUR TIME HERE.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT, UM, THE, UH, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED THAT WE, UM, GIVE, UM, ASHBY A 5% PAY INCREASE, UM, AND I WILL MAKE THAT IN THE FORM OF EMOTION AND MAKING THAT EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 17TH, SORRY.

OKAY.

THE SECOND FROM JUDGE OAKLEY, ANYBODY ELSE ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE YOU WANT TO, THAT WAS A PART OF THAT WENT AWAY IN OKAY.

HEARING NONE, ALL IN FAVOR, ANY OPPOSED? OKAY.

MOTION PASSES, UNANIMOUSLY.

CONGRATULATIONS.

AND THANK YOU, ASHBY.

UM, OKAY.

MOVING ON TO NOW, I GOT MY AGENDA OUT OF ORDER HERE.

UM, ITEM NUMBER EIGHT,

[8. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on CAMPO Assistance with Project Readiness for Regional Corridor Improvement Projects]

UH, DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON CAMPUS ASSISTANCE WITH PROJECT READINESS FOR REGIONAL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

AND I WILL TURN THAT OVER, UM, TO CHAT.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

UM, SO THE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IS OF COURSE, A CARRY OVER ITEM THAT WE BROUGHT, UH, AS AN INFORMATION ITEM.

THE LAST TIME THE BOARD MET HERE IN JUNE, UH, WE'VE ALSO TAKEN IT TO TAC TWICE, UM, HAD, UH, DISCUSSIONS ATTACK, WHICH I'LL COVER IN A FEW SLIDES.

UM, AND IT WAS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE, UH, THE MEMO THAT WENT, UH, THAT WENT OUT IN LIEU OF THE TAC MEETING LAST MONTH.

SO, UM, JUST A REVIEW OF THE MAJOR GOALS OF THE, UM, THIS, UH, PROGRAM OF PROJECTS OR STUDIES WOULD BE TO ADVANCE, UH, MULTI-MODAL STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS THROUGHOUT THE REGION TO THE DEVELOPMENT STAGE.

SO, UH, THIS WOULD, UH, PREPARE THAT NEXT GENERATION OF PROJECTS, UH, TO BE INCLUDED IN EVENTUAL UPDATES TO THE RTP OR NEW RTPS.

UH, THE INTENT HERE IS NOT TO SUPERSEDE EXISTING, UM, PRIORITIES OR THAT ARE IN LINE FOR NEPA CLEARANCE OR FUNDING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

UM, Y'ALL KNOW HOW LONG IT CAN TAKE TO GET A CORRIDOR, UM, TO THE POINT OF

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IMPLEMENTATION FOR EACH OF YOUR JURISDICTIONS.

SO WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO GET OUT AHEAD OF THAT.

UM, WITH THIS PROGRAM, UH, THE PROJECTS ARE ALL ON, UH, THE TEXT DOTS, UH, SYSTEMS. SO WE'D BE WORKING CLOSELY WITH OUR PARTNERS AT THE DISTRICT, UH, AND OF COURSE, VERY CLOSELY WITH, UH, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, UM, WHERE, WHERE ARE THE CORRIDOR STUDIES ARE IN MOVING THE, FOR THE, THE PROJECT FORWARD.

UM, AND THE LAST POINT HERE WOULD BE TO HELP US, UH, TELL CAMPO AND THE REGION TO BE READY WHEN MONEY UNEXPECTED FUNDS TYPICALLY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BUT SOMETIMES WHEN THE STATE GOVERNMENT BECOME AVAILABLE, AS WE'VE SEEN WITH, UH, FEDERAL DOLLARS OVER THE PAST YEAR, UM, REALLY TO HAVE, UH, HAVE MORE OF THOSE PROJECTS AT THE SHOVEL-READY STAGE TO BE READY TO IMPLEMENT, UM, WHEN UNEXPECTED FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THIS MAP REALLY, UM, WAS WHAT I'VE MENTIONED A COUPLE OF TIMES REALLY REFLECTS THE INPUT THAT WE RECEIVED, UM, THROUGH OUR DISCUSSION WITH TAT, UM, THE, THE, THE COMMENT THAT WE HAD FROM TAC WAS REALLY, UM, NOT UNDERSTANDING HOW THE PROPOSED CORRIDORS, UH, COMPLIMENT ALL OF THE OTHER CORRIDOR STUDIES AND CORRIDORS BEING IMPLEMENTED THROUGHOUT THE REGION.

SO, UM, I'LL START BY HIGHLIGHTING THE ORANGE CORRIDORS.

UH, THESE ARE THE PROPOSED, UH, OUR PROPOSED STUDY CORRIDORS.

THESE ARE ALL THE SAME AS WHAT, UM, THE BOARD WAS SHOWN.

UH, LAST TIME, THESE ARE THE SAME, WHAT WAS PRESENTED AT TAC, BOTH OF OUR MEETINGS.

UM, BUT WHAT WE'VE DONE IS ADDED IN GREEN, ALL OF THE OTHER CORRIDORS IN THE REGION THAT ARE UNDER SOME FORM OF STUDY FOR, UH, DEVELOPMENT OR CONSTRUCTION TO REALLY GIVE THAT BETTER CONTEXT OF HOW THESE PROPOSED CORRIDORS, UH, COMPLIMENT ALL OF THE OTHER TRANSPORTATION, UM, STUDIES BEING DONE THROUGHOUT THE REGION.

AND YOU CAN SEE, WE'VE ALSO INCLUDED FOR, FOR CONTEXT AS WELL, UM, FROM THE TEXTILE PROJECT TRACKER, WHAT THOSE, UM, WHAT THE DOLLAR AMOUNT IS FOR THOSE IMPROVEMENTS AS WELL.

UH, WE'VE ALSO INCLUDED IN PURPLE THERE AS WELL, JUST FOR REFERENCE THAT 180 3 TOLL ROAD SECTION, UM, THAT HAS RECENTLY BEEN COMPLETED.

AND YOU CAN SEE WHEN WE PRESENT THE PROPOSED CORRIDORS IN THIS MANNER, YOU GET A MUCH BETTER SENSE OF HOW THEY COMPLIMENT THE EXISTING CORRIDORS.

THAT AGAIN, THE ONES IN GREEN ARE EITHER UNDER NEPA STUDY, OR THEY MAY BE AN ENGINEERING, OR THEY MIGHT'VE BEEN DEFERRED, THEY'RE WAITING FOR FUNDING, OR, YOU KNOW, FOR INSTANCE, 35, UH, AND IT'S DESIGNED, UH, AS IT'S UNDERWAY AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THE, THE CORRIDOR WAS AN ORANGE COMPLIMENT THOSE IN SOME CASES CONNECT DIRECTLY WHERE THE OTHER LIMITS, UH, LEAVE OFF.

UM, AND THE FEEDBACK WE GOT FROM, UH, TAC WAS THAT THIS GIVES A MUCH BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THESE, ALL THESE ALL TIED TOGETHER.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, AND AGAIN, THE, UM, THE ACTION THAT WE'LL BE REQUESTING TODAY WOULD BE, UM, TO USE $7 MILLION IN STATE HIGHWAY ONE 30 CONCESSION FUNDING, UH, FOR CAMPO TO USE OUR EXISTING PROCUREMENT PROCESSES, TO HIRE A GDC, A GENERAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANT TO FACILITATE THE STUDY, WORK ON THESE MULTI-MODAL CORRIDORS TO ADVANCE MAJOR CORRIDORS, FOCUSING ON, UH, SAFETY AND MOBILITY, AS WELL AS, UM, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

UM, AND AGAIN, THE LAST BULLET POINT THERE REALLY SHOWING HOW THESE ARE, UM, COMPLIMENTARY TO CURRENT, UH, CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

AND AS I MENTIONED, UH, KIND OF TEEING UP THAT NEXT ROUND OF PROJECTS FOR THE REGION, NEXT SLIDE.

UH, SO IT IS STILL THE EIGHT DRAFT CORRIDORS THAT WERE PRESENTED BEFORE.

AND WE MENTIONED BEFORE THAT THE CONSULTANT, UH, TEAM, IF THIS IS APPROVED, WOULD HELP US TO PRIORITIZE AND IDENTIFY INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS THAT WOULD MOVE FORWARD FOR DEVELOPMENT.

AND, UM, REALLY KIND OF, DEPENDING ON THE CORRIDOR, IT'LL BE ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT YOU COULD SEE THAT YOU SEE LISTED HERE FROM A PRELIMINARY STUDY OR ENGINEERING TO DESIGN, UH, PUBLIC OUTREACH, AND THEN, UM, GOING, GOING TO FAR AS ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, UH, THROUGH TO ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE OR FOR THE CORRIDORS NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SO GOING BACK TO THE MAP TO SHOWING THE CORRIDORS IN ISOLATION AND THE LIST OF CORRIDORS.

AGAIN, I WENT THROUGH THESE IN DETAIL AT THE LAST MEETING.

SO I WON'T GO THROUGH THESE LINE BY LINE AGAIN, BUT IF THERE IS A QUESTION ABOUT ANY OF THEM, UM, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

BUT AGAIN, UM, WE ARE, UH, SHOWING THE SAME CORRIDORS HERE, UM, REQUESTING APPROVAL TODAY, AS WE SHOWED AS AT THE INFORMATION ITEM IN JUNE.

AND NEXT SLIDE, JUST TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF OUR SCHEDULE, AS I MENTIONED, WE HAD, UM, WE WERE HERE IN JUNE WITH THIS INFORMATION AS WELL AT TACK IN JUNE.

WE PROVIDED, UM, UH, PRETTY MUCH THIS TOPIC ONLY WAS THE FOCUS OF THE JULY, UH, TAC MEETING, UM, IN AUGUST, THE

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CONCEPT OF, OF STUDYING THESE WAS INCLUDED, UM, IN THE UNIFIED TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM, TEXTBOOKS UTP BY THE TEXAS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, THAT'S A REQUIREMENT, UM, JUST FOR US TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS THESE FUNDS.

UM, IT HAD TO BE INCLUDED IN THE UTP AS TO WE ARE HERE AT THE BOARD, UM, TODAY AND REQUESTING APPROVAL OF THIS TO, TO MOVE FORWARD WITH, UH, THE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS, THE RFQ BEYOND THAT POINT, IF IT IS APPROVED, AS I MENTIONED, WE WILL USE OUR DISTINCT PROPOSALS TO, UH, POST THE RFQ, UM, LATER THIS FALL, AND THEN BEGIN THAT SELECTION PROCESS.

LAST SLIDE.

UM, SO FINALLY, UH, STAFF REQUESTS, THE BOARD APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 20 21, 9 8, 4 CAMPO CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT STUDIES.

AND THAT IS, UH, GREEN CHEATED AT, UM, AT YOUR PLACES, UM, FOR SOME, UH, MODIFICATIONS THAT WERE, UH, REQUESTED IN TERMS OF THE HIGHLIGHTED AREAS THERE REGARDING, UM, HIRING THE GDC, THE RFQ PROCESS, UM, AND THAT SORT OF THING.

SO THANK YOU, CHAD.

UM, I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND BEFORE WE TAKE A MOTION AND A SECOND, SO WE CAN HAVE THIS UP FOR DISCUSSION, I'M GOING TO DO JUST A QUICK INTRODUCTORY COMMENT.

IN MY 15 YEARS OF SERVING ON THIS POLICY BOARD, I'M PROBABLY THE MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS ENDEAVOR OF ANYTHING THAT WE'VE DONE, BECAUSE THIS REALLY IS THE HIGH LEVEL REGIONAL KIND OF PLANNING THAT, UM, I THINK WE CAN ALL COME TOGETHER ON AND IT'S, YOU KNOW, I'M HOPING IT'S SOME OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WORK THAT WE DO, UM, AS CAMPO AND IN THE REGION.

AND, YOU KNOW, I BROUGHT MY, MY, MY WILLIAMSON COUNTY PICTURE.

WE KICKED OFF OUR, OUR PORT OR, UM, PROGRAM IN EARNEST IN 2008 AND TODAY, AND IT'S NOT A CHEAP ENDEAVOR TODAY IN THE COUNTY, WE'VE SPENT $43 MILLION ON PLANNING.

WE SPENT ANOTHER $40 MILLION IN RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION AND 32 MILLION IN BEGINNING THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ON SOME OF THOSE CORRIDORS, ONE OF WHICH WAS OUR FIRST CORRIDOR THAT WE COMPLETED THE PLAN ON IN 2009.

UM, WE JUST STARTED, UH, ACTUALLY WE, WE STARTED THE PLANNING.

WE WILL START CONSTRUCTION EARLY NEXT YEAR.

SO THIS IS A LONG HAUL ENDEAVOR.

UM, AND SO I, I SAY THAT BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION, JUST TO HELP REMIND ALL OF US THAT, UM, THE, THE PLANNING, UM, IS THE FIRST PART, BUT WE HAVE TO STICK TO IT AND CONTINUE TO, TO GO THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

UM, THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE A QUICK SOLUTION, BUT, UM, I COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED ABOUT THIS, UM, THAN ANYTHING WE'VE DONE IN QUITE SOME TIME.

SO, UM, SO THAT WE CAN GET A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR DISCUSSION.

UM, IS THERE A SECOND? OKAY.

MOTION BY COMMISSIONER JONES, SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER.

MATEAH OKAY.

NOW WE'RE ON THE FLOOR FOR DISCUSSION ON THIS TOPIC.

I THINK COMMISSIONER HOWARD, YOU HAD SOMETHING YOU WANTED TO ADD.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

AND THANK YOU, CHAD, FOR THE PRESENTATION AND THE MAP, I THINK WAS INDEED HELPFUL TO SEE THE CONDUCTIVITY AND THE WORK THAT'S BEING DONE AND THE WORK THAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE.

WE WOULD LIKE TO ADD, UH, ONE MORE CORRIDOR, 1431 THAT STRETCHES FROM SPECIFICALLY FROM MARBLE FALLS TO , WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FIVE OR SIX CITIES, THREE COUNTIES, AND TREMENDOUS GROWTH.

I SPEND A LOT OF TIME AND I REPRESENT PART OF TRAVIS COUNTY.

I SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THE LAGO VISTA AREA.

THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF HOMES, UM, BEING CONSIDERED MARBLE FALLS IS ADDING I, BOTH PEOPLE, A THOUSAND, YOU KNOW, NEW, A BIG SUBDIVISION.

UM, AND THERE'S JUST LOTS OF GROWTH AND THE ROAD ITSELF, IT'S, IT'S SCENIC AND BEAUTIFUL, BUT IT'S EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

AND SO I'M JUST, UH, I WANT TO BRING THIS TODAY AND HOPE THAT WE CAN ADD THIS ROAD, UM, NAMELY FOR A SAFETY PROJECT, BUT TO TRY TO GET SOME TRACTION.

I KNOW THAT LAGO VISTA IN JONESTOWN ARE INTERESTED IN, YOU KNOW, DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO HELP GET THIS REAL READY REAL QUICK.

MADAM CHAIR, IF I MAY BEELER BEELER.

OKAY.

NOW I WANT TO AGREE WITH THE COMMISSIONER.

UM, ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS THAT HAPPENED TO MY FAMILY DURING A PANDEMIC IS THAT WE SPENT MORE AND MORE TIME IN THE HILL COUNTRY.

BARBARA FALLS IN A LOT OF THOSE AREAS AND ALTHOUGH PICTURE S WONDERFUL, GORGEOUS.

UM, HONESTLY I THINK SOME OF THE BEST PLACES WE HAVE IN TEXAS, I AGREE REGARDING THE ROADWAYS AND THE, UM, DANGEROUSNESS, YOU KNOW, THAT PRECLUDES A SPECIFIC AREAS WITH THAT.

UH, I THINK THAT'S A FAIR ASSESSMENT FOR OUR PROPOSAL NOW AT HER.

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OH, OUT TO BE ON, UH, I'D OBVIOUSLY AGREE WITH THAT.

AND, UM, YES, OUR HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX ONLY WENT UP DURING THE COVID.

EVERYBODY CAME TO PLAY UP THERE AND THE ROADS NEED TO BE BETTER TO ACCOMMODATE THAT.

AND I'M JUST CURIOUS FROM THE MECHANICS OF THIS, UH, W WHAT WOULD BE THE IMPACT OF ADDING THIS ON AT THIS POINT? DO WE HAVE MONEY? THERE WAS NO ISSUE WITH ADDING IT ON AT THIS POINT? YEAH.

SO, SO I, I WOULD, WE COULD EITHER DO THAT THROUGH A SUBSTITUTE MOTION OR SEE IF THE MAKER OF THE MOTION WOULD BE, AND THE SECOND WOULD BE, UH, OPEN FOR AMENDMENT.

THAT WOULD BE, UH, I THINK, A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT THAT WOULD, IF IT'LL GET ME TO THE BLUEBONNET CAFE QUICKER I'LL YES.

AS LONG AS WE GET SOME BAKERIES AND STUFF.

UM, SO THERE'S BEEN A FRIEND FRIENDLY AND THEN ADDED TO THAT TO INCLUDE 1431.

AND, AND I THOUGHT JUDGE OAKLEY WAS GOING TO SAY THIS, BUT, UM, YOU KNOW, COMMISSIONER HOWARD, WELCOME TO THE PARTY.

UM, UM, AND JUST, YOU KNOW, HERE, HERE'S MY LITTLE MAP, AGAIN, 1431 THROUGH WILLIAMSON COUNTY IS ALREADY ON THAT CORRIDOR, UM, MAP.

AND WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT IT AND HATS OFF TO CEDAR PARK.

THEY HAVE PARTNERED, UM, OVER THE LAST DECADE WITH THE COUNTY AND DOING IMPROVEMENTS TO 1431 AS WELL AS ROUND ROCK.

SO, UM, WE HAVE BEEN ON IT AND WE DEFINITELY RECOGNIZE THAT THAT IS, IT'S A CHALLENGING FIX.

I'LL SAY THAT YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF TOPOGRAPHY.

AND, AND, UH, THE FIRST TIME WHEN MR. FERGUSON CAME TO TOWN, HE WAS COMING TO MARBLE FALLS FOR A MEETING.

AND I SPECIFICALLY ASKED HIM TO TAKE 1431.

I HAVE A LITTLE RUBBER ON THE ROAD THERE.

SO WE HAD A GOOD CONVERSATION WHEN HE GOT THERE.

AND I'M GLAD TO SEE THAT WHERE IT'S CULMINATED TO THIS POINT TODAY.

CAUSE THIS THING YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE BUTTON OUT FOR IT TO BE ON.

I THINK, NO, YOU DON'T GOT A BUTTON.

WELL, CEDAR PARK WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE OF THIS, BUT, BUT MARK, I THINK IS GOING TO BE OUR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN DRIVING US TO THE BLUE BAR CAFE.

OH, BY THE TIME THEY GET HERE FOR THEM, ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS WE'LL TELL YOU, DID YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT OH, YES.

UM, AND ALSO I WANT TO GIVE CREDIT TO COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN ON THAT.

SO ONE OF THE IMPORTANT ASPECTS THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT AND HERE AS A WHOLE IS, OKAY, WHAT ARE WE LOOKING AT HOLISTICALLY? AND WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? THINKING ON A VARIETY, DIFFERENT THINGS.

AND WHAT'S REALLY GREAT TO SEE WHERE WE'RE GOING AS A SPORT IS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO BE PROACTIVE ON SOME OF THE MATTERS THAT FRANKLY WE'D HAVE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MONTHS, YEARS, DECADES LATER.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING, WE'RE SEEING WITH THE GROWTH TO BE FRANK WITH YOU BECAUSE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN 9 73, IS THAT WE'RE LOOKING SIGNIFICANTLY AT THE CORRIDOR FROM PFLUGERVILLE PARKWAY, WHICH, YOU KNOW, GOES FROM ESSENTIALLY, YOU'RE LOOKING AT GREENLAWN OVER IN ROUND ROCK AND ROCK, WHICH IS RIGHT NEXT TO ALL THE WAY TO, UM, YOU KNOW, STATE HIGHWAY 95.

AND WE'RE LOOKING AT THE M L S F M 100 AS THAT CORRIDOR FROM THERE.

WHAT WE'RE DOING IS A CITIES THAT WE'RE PULLING ACROSS PFLUGERVILLE PARKWAY ALL THE WAY TO 9 73.

WE'RE WORKING WITH THE COUNTY REGARDING SPECIFICALLY WHAT WE CAN DO REGARDING, UM, SIX LANE CORRIDORS IN THAT SPECIFIC AREA FROM THAT.

AND ONCE YOU GO TO, UM, STAY HIGHWAY 95, YOU GET TO ELGIN AND WE DON'T HAVE TOO MANY WAYS TO GET EAST AND WEST ANYWHERE IN THIS TOWN TO BE FRANK WITH YOU RIGHT THERE AS WELL.

AND I THINK THAT WOULD BE PRETTY IMPORTANT IMPERATIVE.

WE WERE ABLE TO ADD THAT QUARTER TO THERE AS WELL.

WHAT'S BEEN GREAT IS THAT, UM, COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN HAS BEEN GREAT IN CHAMPION US AND WORKING WITH US ON THIS SPECIFIC ISSUE SAYING, HEY, LISTEN, WE KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED TO 9 73, FRANKLY, YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT'S COMING DOWN IN OUR AREA, THE TOWN IN THAT AREA.

AND YOU'RE ABOUT TO HAVE A MAJOR BOOM GOING ON 9 73.

I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO BE BREAKING GROUND OUT THERE IN WHAT SIX MONTHS OR SO.

SO I WOULD THINK THAT WOULD BE A PUN MINT UPON US.

IF WE COULD INCLUDE THAT QUARTER TWO, AS WELL AS SIGNIFICANT IN THERE.

MADAM CHAIR, COMMISSIONER, DOUG, LET'S SEE, IS THIS ON, IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BUTTON ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR P YOUR PROMINENTLY ON YOUR, I THINK YOU'RE ON, UH, YOU KNOW, UH, I HAVE TROUBLE WITH ALL THIS ELECTRONIC STUFF.

LUCKILY I'M NOT ON THE COMPUTER, BUT, UH, I, I APPRECIATE, UH, THE WORK OF THE BODY, UH, PARTICULARLY ON OUR NEW, UH, OUR NEWEST MEMBER, UH, MR. HOWARD, AND, AND ALSO, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER MATEO.

UH, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR A GOOD PERIOD OF TIME.

I WILL, I WON'T START YOU AT PFLUGERVILLE PARKWAY.

I'LL TAKE YOU ALL OUT TO, UH, TONIGHT SIX, NINE AND 9 7 3.

WHEN WE LOOK AT, UH, THE DEVELOPMENT THAT IS OCCURRING

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WITH TESLA BETWEEN 9 69, UM, COMING IN, UH, TO, UH, 9, 7, 3 COMING IN TO TWO 90, UH, THE DISCUSSIONS THAT WE'VE BEEN HAVING WITH THE CITY OF MAINE ARE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF TWO 90, UH, AS, AS WE LOOK GOING EAST AND, AND LOOK AT ALL OF THE AREAS THAT ARE BEING DEVELOPED WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT ROUTES BACK TO, UH, TO ONE 30 BACK TO, UM, 45 ALL THE WAY OUT TO GEORGETOWN.

I THINK IT'S REALLY GOING TO BE IMPORTANT THAT WE DO, UH, LOOK AT THE GRID SYSTEM THAT WE DO UNDERSTAND THE, THE COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL INTERESTS THAT ARE COMING OUT AS WELL AS RESIDENTIAL INTERESTS, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T DO, UH, WHAT WAS DONE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON OVER THE LAST, UH, 30 YEARS OR SO, WHICH IS IF WE DON'T BUILD IT, THEY WON'T COME, WE DIDN'T BUILD IT AND THEY HAVE COME AND MORE ARE COMING, AND IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT THAT WE WORK TOGETHER AND THAT WE UNDERSTAND FOR THE FIRST TIME, MAYBE IN A LONG TIME, OUR URBAN INTERESTS AND OUR SUBURBAN AND RURAL INTERESTS ARE ALIGNED AND THAT, AND THAT WE CAN DO MORE WITH THESE CORRIDORS AND WE CAN MAKE IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO GET TO WORK TO THE DOCTOR AND TO WHEREVER THEY'RE GOING.

SO I THINK THIS IS A HUGE STEP.

I'M SO HAPPY TO SEE, UH, THE, THE CHIMP HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION WORKING IN SUCH A WAY THAT WE CAN SOLVE PROBLEMS AND WE CAN ANTICIPATE ISSUES AND ADDRESS THEM.

SO, UH, SO THANK YOU ALL FOR PUTTING THIS INFORMATION.

AGAIN, IT IS SIGNIFICANT AND YOU'RE RIGHT.

OUR GRANDCHILDREN WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS MUCH MORE THAN WE EVER WILL.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

IF WE ONLY CAN GET THE MICROPHONES TO WORK BETTER.

AND SHE SAID, CHAIR, ONE OF THE THINGS I WANTED TO ADD TO ADD TO COMMISSIONER CIVILIAN'S COMMENTS, HE MENTIONED, UM, A LOT OF THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT THAT'S HAPPENING ACROSS THE REGION IN PARTICULAR TO THE EASTERN PART OF THE REGION.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE WILL BE DOING, UM, WOW.

UM, THIS, UM, PROJECT DEVELOPMENT WORK IS GOING ON.

IF Y'ALL APPROVE IT TODAY, UM, WOULD BE A REFRESH OF THE REGIONAL, UH, FREIGHT STUDY THAT HASN'T BEEN TOUCHED SINCE 2008.

AND SO, UM, YOU KNOW, WHILE I WISH WE HAD DONE IT EARLIER, I'M KIND OF GLAD IT WORKED OUT THE WAY IT DID BECAUSE, UH, HAD WE DONE A FEW YEARS AGO, WE WOULD'VE MISSED TESLA AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER STUFF.

SO THAT WILL BE DONE IN CONJUNCTION AND NOT OUT OF THIS, THIS MONEY THAT'S SEPARATE MONEY THAT WE HAVE, BUT IT WILL ALL BE COMPLIMENTARY AND WORK TOGETHER.

SO, UM, I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA NOT, AND WHEN I TALKED TO COMMISSIONER HOWARD, UM, LAST WEEK I TOLD HER THAT I THOUGHT 1431 WAS A GREAT IDEA AND IT HAD BEEN ON MY PRIORITY LIST FOR AWHILE.

UM, SO TUCKER YOU ALL TO BE A LITTLE BIT WORRIED BECAUSE WHEN I FIRST STARTED, JUDGE OAKLEY TOLD ME, DON'T TAKE 1431 TO COME OUT.

I SAID, WHAT NOW I'M JUST WANTING TO BRIDGE OVER LIKE TRAVIS TO GET TO.

UM, SO DOES THERE NEED TO BE SOME LIMIT CHANGES ON ONE OF THESE TO ACCOMMODATE COUNCILMAN BOOTAY HIS CONVERSATION OR IS THAT INCLUDED IN THE WOMEN? SO IF I COULD JUST BE CLEAR FROM STATE HIGHWAY 85 TO HOW FAR YOU STILL, WE GO.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FROM LOOKING AT ALL THE ELGAN ALL THE WAY TO, UM, GREENLAWN.

SO 2 95 TO 92 92.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SO IF YOU COULD STATE THE LIMITS, UM, SO THAT WE CAN HAVE THAT, UH, AND THE MAKER OF THE MOTION WAS, AND IS THAT A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT? WE GET IT.

OKAY.

I'M ASSUMING THAT'S A FRIENDLY SECOND CHANGE TO THAT.

OKAY.

SO, UM, TELL US THE LIMITS OF THAT ONE ASHBY.

SO FOR A FM 1100 IS STATE HIGHWAY 95 TO US TONIGHT.

OKAY.

IS EVERYBODY CLEAR ON WHERE THAT IS? OKAY.

AND THEN 1430 ONES FROM 21 TO 35 IS FROM NO, FROM TWO EIGHT FROM 2 81 TO THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY LINE.

WELL, NO, I MEAN, HER, HER MOTION WAS TO ALL THE WAY TO THE 35.

MY COMMENT WAS WE DON'T HAVE FUNDING FOR IT.

IT IS ON OUR CORRIDOR PLAN, BUT WE DON'T HAVE FUNDING FOR THAT.

WELL, WE'VE GOT FUNNY PROPORTION OF IT, MADAM.

UM, YOU MENTIONED, UH, THE, THE, THE WESTERN MOST CORRIDOR WAS THE ONE 11 CORRIDORS AS OTHER TWO GUYS SAID.

UM, IT WAS FM 11, 10, 1100 FROM 95 TO US TONIGHT.

YEAH.

OKAY.

I STILL THINK THAT IT PROBABLY NEEDS TO GO A LITTLE FURTHER NORTH AND THEN, UH, 1100, UH, BECAUSE WHEN YOU LOOK BACK THERE, UH, AT ANY 1100 AND YOU

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GET TO 9, 7, 3, UH, YOU KNOW, WE SHOULD PROBABLY BE LOOKING FOR THINGS AT LEAST 2 79, UH, POSSIBLY EVEN FURTHER BECAUSE THAT WHOLE THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF REGION BACK THERE WITH VERY SMALL, UH, COUNTY ROADS.

UH, SO I MEAN, WE LOOK AT, WE LOOK AT ONE AT 1100 AS BEING PART OF THE CORRIDOR THAT NOT ONLY DID SHE THE PFLUGERVILLE, BUT POTENTIALLY, UH, GET YOU OUT TO GEORGETOWN AS WELL.

SO , YOU'RE SAYING SOMETHING IN ADDITION TO FM 9 73, UM, I JUST, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE PARAMETERS AND MAYBE WE CAN TALK ABOUT THIS OFFLINE, BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WAY 1100, UH, IS DESIGNED AND, AND WHAT IT HAS ACCESS TO, UH, THERE'S GOING TO BE A QUESTION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS BETWEEN THERE AND TWO 90, BUT THERE ALSO SHOULD BE A QUESTION ABOUT, UH, WHAT ARTERIALS WE SHOULD STUDY BETWEEN THERE AND 79.

OKAY.

AS WELL.

OKAY.

SO WE DO NEED TO PAY ATTENTION GOING SOUTH ALL THE WAY TO TWO 90, BUT I THINK WE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO GOING NORTH BECAUSE IT WILL BE AS SIGNIFICANT AS GOING SOUTH.

OKAY.

SO IF, UM, I THINK IF, IF WE, YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE LIMITS WHERE WE'RE, YOU KNOW, PLUS THE TWO ADDED CORRIDORS, UM, AND I'M ASSUMING THAT PART OF THE CONSULTANTS WORK IN THEM COMING BACK TO THE POLICY BOARD IS GOING TO BE, WELL, YOU MIGHT NEED TO LOOK A LITTLE BIT FURTHER HERE THERE.

SO, UM, I'M COMFORTABLE THERE.

I JUST WANTED TO PUT IT IN THE RECORD.

THAT IS, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO BE CONSIDERING BECAUSE NO, NO, I, I APPRECIATE THAT.

YOU AND I HAVE HAD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE PICTURE NEEDS TO BE MUCH BIGGER, SO YES, COUNCILMAN, I THINK THIS IS ON, SO IF I'M UNDERSTANDING CORRECTLY, WE'RE ADDING 1431, AND THEN WE'RE ADDING, YOU SAID TO YEAH, 1431 AND THEN FM 1100 FROM 95 TO TWO 90 AND THEN, OH, I DO THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO, TO GIVE, UH, ASHBY SOME FLEXIBILITY SO THAT WHEN HE, AND HE WORKS WITH THE ENGINEERING FIRM, IT COMES BACK TO US.

THERE'S SOMETHING THAT THEY'VE IDENTIFY, PARTICULARLY SAFETY TYPES OF THINGS.

IF THERE'S THINGS THAT THEY IDENTIFY THAT, YOU KNOW, JUST, YEAH.

OKAY.

SO THE MOTION, UM, FOR ITEM NUMBER NINE IS, UM, TO, I MEAN, SORRY, NUMBER EIGHT, UM, TO AUTHORIZE MOVING FORWARD ON THE REGIONAL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, WHICH IS THIS LIST, PLUS 1431 WITH THE LIMITS DISCUSSED AND FM 1100 WITH THE LIMITS DISCUSSED.

AND JUST BY WAY OF REMINDER, THE UPDATED RESOLUTION IS ON THE GREEN SHEET OF PAPER.

SORRY, I HAVE A QUESTION.

WAS THAT A QUESTION OR WERE YOU WAVING? I JUST HAVE A QUESTION.

UM, THE WESTERN CALDWELL COUNTY STUDY THAT'S ONGOING RIGHT NOW.

UH, WE KIND OF, AS, UM, COUNCIL PERSON KITCHEN WAS, WAS DISCUSSING THE STUDY ITSELF HAS LED TO, UM, A RECOMMENDATION AT THE PARAMETERS OF THAT STUDY BE EXTENDED INTO HAYES COUNTY, UM, IN OUR INITIAL CONVERSATIONS, OR IT APPEARS THAT THERE MAY BE MONEY TO DO THAT, BUT IS THAT SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE ADJUSTED AS PART OF THE, UM, PARAMETERS OF THE STUDY? LET ME, I'M LOOKING AT RYAN AND, UM, THEN I'LL LOOK AT WES, UM, TO, TO TELL ME IF THERE'S ENOUGH BUDGET CAUSE SCOPE WISE.

I THINK WE'RE WE'RE OKAY.

BUT BUDGET, I DON'T KNOW WE ARE.

YEAH.

ARE WE TALKING ABOUT ADDING THAT EXTENSION? SO WE'VE GONE THROUGH AN ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS AND YOU KNOW, THIS WESTERN CALDWELL COUNTY STUDY REALLY KIND OF REFLECTS WHAT THE, HOW THESE CORRIDORS ARE KIND OF PROCEED WHERE WE GO OUT AND, YOU KNOW, DO THE PLANNING WORK AND, YOU KNOW, START THE ENVIRONMENTAL WORK AND WORK INTO ENGINEERING AS WELL.

UM, WE WOULDN'T BE AS THE, WE ARE LANDING ON AN ALTERNATIVE THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO MOVE FORWARD INTO THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS.

UM, AND ONE OF THOSE PIECES, UH, SO DURING DISCUSSIONS, AS WE'VE KIND OF NARROWED IT DOWN AS THE CONNECTION IN THE HAYES COUNTY, UM, YOU KNOW, SORT OF THAT REGIONAL CONNECTION PIECE.

AND SO WE'VE HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CITY OF SAN MARCUS AS WELL AS HAYES COUNTY.

UM, IN REGARDS TO THAT IT'S A SMALL PIECE EXTENDING WILLIAM PEDIS OUTSIDE OF CALDWELL COUNTY INTO HAYES COUNTY, UM, TO WHERE IT WOULD GO INTO ONE 10.

UM, SO THAT'S A, IT'S A SMALL PIECE.

I'M NOT SURE HOW MUCH WE DON'T HAVE ESTIMATES YET.

WE'RE STILL WORKING ON THAT.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, IT'S ONE OF THOSE

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REGIONAL PIECES THOUGH.

SO WE'RE, YOU KNOW, WE CAN CERTAINLY, YOU KNOW, LOOK AT OUR SCOPE AND SEE IF THAT'S SOMETHING OF WEST CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY LOOK INTO, UM, STUDYING THAT.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, GIVEN THE CURRENT SCOPE THAT WE HAVE, I THINK THE ONLY ISSUE WE HAD, YOU KNOW, AND I THINK HE'S KINDA IS GOOD WITH ANALYSIS THAT, YOU KNOW, IT'S OUTSIDE OF CALDWELL COUNTY'S JURISDICTION, AND THAT'S WHY WE KEPT THE STUDY WHERE IT WAS.

BUT IF THEY'RE INTEGRATING SOMETHING, WE COULD PROBABLY HELP LOOK INTO THAT.

SO, UM, I'M NOT SURE IF THAT REALLY ANSWERS THE QUESTION.

UM, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING TO THAT, BUT TALKING ABOUT HIGHWAY 80 BACK TOWARDS SAN MARCUS, NO, THIS WOULD BE THE, UM, EXTENSION OF THE, WE'RE STILL LOOKING AT A FEW ALIGNMENTS, BUT IT MIGHT BE YERINGTON ROAD OR WILLIAM PEDIS CROSSING 21 AND CONNECTING INTO ONE 10.

IT WAS HIGHWAY 80.

THE PLATINUM STUDY HAS ALREADY BEEN YES MA'AM.

SO COMMISSIONER TERRIA WHAT I, WHAT I UNDERSTOOD THE QUESTION WAS, WAS, UH, WAS IT FUNDING TO COVER LOOKING AT THAT PIECE? UM, WE'LL, WE'LL WORK THROUGH THAT AND CIRCLE BACK WITH YOU.

IF NOT, THERE MAY BE ANOTHER WAY TO GET TO IT.

THANK YOU FOR CLARIFICATION.

THAT'S AN ONGOING STUDY THAT'S BEEN GOING ON IN WESTERN CALDWELL COUNTY.

SO, UM, ALL RIGHT.

SO, UH, UNLESS THERE'S ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER? YES.

FM SEVEN 30 FOURS.

THE STARTING POINT IS 2243, HOWEVER, 29 IS JUST NORTH OF THAT AND IT IS BOOMING WITH, UM, DEVELOPMENT.

I'M WONDERING IF, WELL, IF YOU RECALL, ACTUALLY THE CITY AND THE COUNTY ARE JOINTLY WORKING ON THAT PROJECT ALREADY.

OKAY.

SO THAT TAKES THAT IN AND IT WILL COORDINATE WITH THAT, CORRECT? YEP.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON ITEM NUMBER EIGHT? OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, UM, ALL IN FAVOR OF ITEM NUMBER EIGHT, AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? ALRIGHT, THANK YOU.

ALL MOTION PASSES, UNANIMOUSLY

[9. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on Requested FM 1460 Roadway Functional Classification Change]

ITEM NUMBER NINE, DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON REQUESTED FM 14, 60 ROADWAY, FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION CHANGE.

UM, TEXTILE IS GOING TO GIVE US A, UM, THIS IS A REQUEST FROM TXDOT.

HEATHER, DO YOU HAVE ANY THING TO WANT TO SHARE WITH US ON THAT? IS THERE A MAP TO SHOW IT'S UP ON THE, YEAH.

OKAY.

UM, SO YEAH, SO THIS IS THE, UH, THE PORTION THAT YOU'LL SEE IN THE BLUE, THAT'S THE PORTION WHERE DESIGNATING, UM, 1460 ON NEW LOCATION AND THE GREEN IS A RE DESIGNATE, UM, AS, UH, ON SYSTEM ROADWAY, THIS IS JUST A SPUR THAT WE'RE TAKING ON OUR SYSTEM.

AND, UM, PART OF IT IS IN CITY OF GEORGETOWN AND PART OF IT IS IN THE COUNTY.

AND, UM, IN ORDER FOR US TO DO ANY SPEED STUDIES OR ANYTHING ON THAT, WE'LL NEED THAT TO BE ON OUR SYSTEM.

SO THAT'S THE ACTION HERE IS THE REQUEST OF PATIENTS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO THAT WE CAN HAVE DISCUSSION, I'LL MOVE FOR APPROVAL ON THIS ITEM.

IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND MAYOR SCHURTER UM, ANY COMMENTS? QUESTIONS? OKAY.

UM, ALL IN FAVOR OF ITEM NUMBER NINE, ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ALL MOTION PASSES, UNANIMOUSLY ITEM

[10. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on Formation of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Subcommittee]

NUMBER 10, DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON FORMATION OF A TDM SUBCOMMITTEE, UH, NERO.

I THINK YOU'RE UP ON THIS ONE.

UH, GOOD AFTERNOON.

IF THE BOARD RECALLS IN SEPTEMBER, 2019, THE BOARD ADOPTED THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT PLAN.

AND ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THAT PLAN CALLED FOR THE FORMATION OF A TAC SUB-COMMITTEE DEVOTED TO TDM, UH, FOR THOSE BOARD MEMBERS WHO MIGHT BE NEW, OR MIGHT NOT RECALL A TDM OR TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT ARE A SERIES OF STRATEGIES DESIGNED TO LOWER OR LESS THAN THE DEMAND OF THE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK AT ANY ONE TIME.

SO IT'S NOT JUST, IF YOU TAKE TRANSIT OR CARPOOL, IF YOU DECIDE TO DRIVE AT A LATER TIME OR EARLIER TIME TO AVOID TRAFFIC, THAT'S CONSIDERED TDM.

IF YOU DECIDE TO WORK FROM HOME, THAT'S CONSIDERED CDM.

IF YOU DECIDE TO TAKE A SEPARATE ROUTE BECAUSE THE TRAFFIC THAT IS TDM, UH, SO, UH, WITH THE TDM SUBCOMMITTEE, YOU RECEIVED A NINE NOMINATIONS TO THE TAG.

AS CHAD MENTIONED, ONE OF THE GOALS WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT, UH, THE SUBCOMMITTEE HAD SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE AND NOT JUST THAT THEY WERE TAC MEMBERS.

SO IF YOU COULD NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THESE ARE THE NOMINEES THAT WE RECEIVED FROM THE TAG AND

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WE STAFFS, BUT IT'S CONTACT WITH ALMOST EVERYBODY, UH, AFTER THE BOARD PENDING APPROVAL FROM THE BOARD.

UH, THE FIRST MEETING WILL BE HELD SHORTLY AFTER THIS MEETING, UH, NEXT LINE.

AND FOR THIS LAST LINE STAFF REQUEST, UH, TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVAL OF THE FORMATION OF THE TDM SUBCOMMITTEE WITHIN THE TAC.

UH, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, NEERAJ.

UM, IS THERE A MOTION AND A SECOND ON NUMBER 10? ALL RIGHT.

A MOTION BY MAYOR HORRIGAN.

THANK YOU.

AND SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER MATEO.

THANK YOU.

UM, ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM AT DISCIPLINE? IT GIVES STAFF EXCELLENT CREDIT.

YOU GUYS ARE AHEAD OF THE GAME ON THIS, UH, COMMISSIONER SHEA, AND THEN WHEN SHE'S HERE, UM, SHE SHOULD GET CREDIT ON THIS TOO AS WELL, BUT, UM, THIS IS AN ISSUE WE WERE DISCUSSING BEFORE THE PANDEMIC STARTED.

UM, NOW IT'S COMPLETELY ON POINT AND ACCURATE AND, UM, AGAIN, FORWARD THINKING OF THIS BODY, SO AWESOME.

I HAVE A PROXY, SO I'LL SAY THANK YOU ON AWESOME.

THANK Y'ALL.

ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND ON CREATING THIS SUBCOMMITTEE, UM, ALL IN FAVOR, ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

UH, THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ONTO

[11. Discussion on Option for Virtual Participation for Transportation Policy Board Meetings]

ITEM NUMBER 11.

UM, WE PUT THIS ON AS A DISCUSSION ITEM.

UH, WE CAME BACK IN JUNE, MET IN PERSON FOR THE FIRST TIME.

WE HAD ALREADY PLANNED TO TAKE JULY OFF, UM, AUGUST, UH, CANCELED, MOVED ALL THOSE THINGS FORWARD TO THIS MEETING.

UM, AND SO JUST WANTED TO PUT IT OUT THERE FOR DISCUSSION.

IT MAY BE A LITTLE BIT OF A NON-ISSUE, UM, BECAUSE THE OPEN MEETINGS EXCEPTION HAS ACQUIRED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1ST.

UM, YOU KNOW, THE, THIS SPACE, UH, APPEARS TO GIVE US AMPLE, UH, UH, SPACE TO, TO, YOU KNOW, KEEP OUR TABLES MOVED APART AND, UH, HAVE SOME SOCIAL DISTANCING.

IS THERE ANY COMMENTS THAT ANYBODY HAS, I THINK MAY REMEMBER, AND YOU HAD A COMMENT EARLIER.

YEAH.

I JUST THINK THAT YOU, YOU MADE THE POINT THAT DOPAMINE ZACK EXCEPTION IS NO MORE.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN, WE'VE BEEN DOING OPEN MEETINGS SINCE, UH, LAST JUNE.

AND SO I'M IN SUPPORTIVE DOING WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO, AND WE ALL HAVE PROXIES THAT WE CAN HAVE COME IN IF WE DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE.

SO YES, COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS.

I CAN JUST SPEAK BRIEFLY IF I CAN BE UNDERSTOOD.

UM, I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'VE STRUGGLED AT THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE DO PUBLIC INSTALLMENT AND MAKE SURE OUR MEETINGS ARE OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE TO FOLKS.

WE NOW ARE HAVING OUR TESTIMONY HAPPEN IN PERSON AS WELL, BUT I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO COME SPEAK TO US AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS, UM, CHAMBERS TO MAYBE HAVE ANOTHER OPTION.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THAT FITS FOR PEOPLE MAYBE TO REPORT THEIR MESSAGES THAT WE COULD PLAY HERE.

UM, JUST WANTING TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO COME AND SPEAK TO US WHEN THAT'S AVAILABLE.

AND IT JUST MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE NO MATTER WHERE WE'RE LOCATED TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

I COULDN'T, I COULDN'T HER MICROPHONE WASN'T ON KIM.

IT WAS A BIT MUFFLED.

UM, SO I THINK IF I WANT TO LET JOYCE, UM, ADDRESSES THAT MIGHT ANSWER SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT, UM, SOME FOLKS HAVE VOICES THAT KIND OF LOOKING INTO THAT PARTICULAR TOPIC, AS FAR AS PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IS CONCERNED, WE HAVE ADDED AN OPTION FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE MAYBE NOT ABLE TO COME TO A 2:00 PM MEETING OR JUST MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE.

WE DO HAVE AN OPTION NOW WHERE PEOPLE CAN EMAIL IN COMMENTS, SOMETHING THAT WE DID NOT HAVE PRE COVID.

SO, UM, THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO EMAIL ANY COMMENTS THEY'D LIKE BY 5:00 PM, THE THURSDAY PRIOR TO THE BOARD MEETING.

AND THEN AS FAR AS, UM, VOICEMAIL COMMENTS OR RECORDED COMMENTS BY TELEPHONE, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S DEFINITELY BEEN IN.

UM, OUR HEADS IS POTENTIALLY AN OPTION.

WE DID OPEN, UM, VOICEMAIL COMMENTS DURING THE PANDEMIC AS AN ADDITIONAL WAY FOR PEOPLE TO LEAVE PUBLIC COMMENTS ON, UM, THE TIP ON THE, UM, CALDWELL COUNTY STUDY AND ON THE SAN MARCUS STUDIES THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING AND ALSO ON THE AMENDMENT CYCLES AND ALSO THE, UM, 2045 PLAN THAT WAS ADOPTED BY THIS BODY IN THE SPRING OF 2020.

SO, UM, WE WOULD JUST HAVE TO LOOK AT THE TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TO US, UM, TO SEE IF THERE'S A WAY FOR PEOPLE TO RECORD THOSE VOICEMAILS.

AND THEN FOR US TO BE ABLE TO PLAY THEM BACK.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S A LOGISTICS WAY FOR US TO DO THAT, OR IF WE WOULD NEED TO PROVIDE LIKE A TRANSCRIPT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO THE BOARD MEMBERS, UM, POTENTIALLY IF THAT WERE NEEDED, THEN WE COULD DO THAT AND SET A DEADLINE OF 5:00 PM THE THURSDAY

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BEFORE, JUST BECAUSE THE STAFF THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT ARE THE ONES THAT ARE AVAILABLE, UM, TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

BUT WE'RE DEFINITELY COMMITTED, ESPECIALLY DURING THESE TIMES TO, UM, MAKE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND PUBLIC COMMENT AS ACCESSIBLE AND EASY TO PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.

AND, UM, JUST MAKE SURE THAT WE'VE GOT A VARIETY OF WAYS.

SO THAT THERE'S A DIFFERENT NUMBER OF COMFORT LEVELS RIGHT NOW, AS I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT, I KNOW WE ALL PROBABLY GET A LOT OF EMAIL AND IT'S A LOT TO MANAGE FOR Y'ALL.

UM, BUT I KNOW IF PEOPLE WANT TO COME AND SPEAK TO US, I ALWAYS APPRECIATE ANY FORM AVAILABLE THAT THEY CAN EITHER DO A VIDEO OR A, YOU KNOW, AN AUDIO MESSAGE SO THAT WE CAN HAVE THAT FRESH ON OUR MINDS WHEN WE'RE VOTING.

YEAH.

UM, MEMBER KITCHEN, YOU HAD A QUESTION.

OH YEAH.

SO I JUST WANTED TO, UH, SUPPORT, UH, THE REQUEST.

UM, WE HAVE AT THE CITY WE'VE INTERPRETED, UM, OVER MEETINGS.

AND I KNOW THAT METRO HAS ALSO TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO CALL IN AND GIVE LIVE TESTIMONY BY CALLING IN.

SO I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE CHECKED INTO THAT TOO, AS WELL AS THE OPTIONS THAT YOU JUST MENTIONED.

UH, I THINK IT'S JUST REALLY CRITICAL TO REALLY PROVIDE PEOPLE ACCESS.

AND ALTHOUGH THIS LOCATION WORKS FOR WORKS FOR US, IT'S ONE THING FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND BOARD MEMBERS TO COME IF WE WERE REALLY PUTTING OFF ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE NOT DO THAT.

SO I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU JUST SAID IN TERMS OF WHAT YOU CAN CHECK INTO, BUT I'D ALSO LIKE TO UNDERSTAND IF WE CAN CHECK INTO JUST LIVE TESTIMONY OR TESTIMONY WITH US OVER THE TELEPHONE.

SO WE'LL STAFF, IF YOU'LL JUST KIND OF KEEP A RUNNING LIST OF, OF, OF IDEAS AND OPTIONS AND WE'LL LOOK THAT, UH, YES, THANK YOU.

I JUST WANT IT TO ADD IT ON, ADD ONTO THAT AS A, AS A PERSON WHO'S A RELATIVE LAYMAN TO THIS SUBJECT MATTER.

I DOVE IN HEAD FIRST, CAUSE I REALLY WANTED TO BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION AS I LEARNED, I WANTED TO LEARN ON THE JOB.

AND SO TO MY COLLEAGUE'S POINT ABOUT PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO ACCESS THESE MEETINGS, I THINK SO FREQUENTLY IT'S FOLKS WHO DON'T COME TO THE TABLE AND IF THEY'D LIKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO, I THINK WE SHOULD OFFER IT TO THEM.

AND I'M DISAPPOINTED THAT WITH THIS LOCATION, WE'RE A MILE AND A HALF FROM THE NEAREST BUS STOP.

AND THERE'S NO SIDEWALKS BETWEEN HERE AND THERE.

AND I DON'T KNOW THAT THAT'S APPROPRIATE.

SO I JUST WANT TO VOICE THAT CONCERN.

UM, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I, I, OH, I'M SORRY.

YES.

UM, UH, JUST TO ECHO A FEW THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN SAID, UM, I, I THINK THAT IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO WORK WITH OUR ATTORNEYS AND DETERMINE WHAT VEHICLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR US.

IS IT, UH, AS IT RELATES TO, UH, THE PUBLIC WANTING TO SPEAK, I UNDERSTAND OUR NEED TO BE HERE AS ELECTEDS AND, UH, AND WHETHER IF WE CAN'T BE HERE, WE CAN, UM, MAKE A PROXY AVAILABLE.

SO I WANT TO BE A PART OF THE DISCUSSION AT THE TABLE, BUT SOMETIMES, UM, YOU KNOW, AS YOU MENTIONED EARLIER, UH, IT'S A LONG WAY TO, IT'S A LONG WAY TO WALK AND IT'S A DANGEROUS SEGMENT OF, OF, UM, OF ROAD TO WALK ON.

IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO KNOW IF WE, IF WE COULD ALLOW A VIRTUAL CONFERENCING FLOOR, IF WE COULD ALLOW CALLING IN, UH, IF WE COULD SET PROTOCOLS FOR TRANSCRIPTS, IF WE WANTED TO SEE THEM, IF YOU KNOW, WHAT WOULD IT TAKE AND HOW SOON WOULD STAFF NEED TO GET THAT INFORMATION IN ORDER TO HAVE IT AVAILABLE FOR OUR MEETINGS, JUST WANT TO LOOK AT, AT THE, UH, AT, AT THE WHOLE RANGE OF ISSUES, OUR RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE MIGHT HAVE AND SEE WHAT FITS AND IS BEST AVAILABLE UP FOR THE PUBLIC THAT WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT.

I'VE GOTTEN A NUMBER OF ITEMS ON A NUMBER OF CONTACTS FROM THE COMMUNITY, UH, SAYING THAT THEY THINK WE'RE A LITTLE TOO HARD TO GET TO.

UH, SO I'D LIKE TO LOOK AT OUR OPTIONS AND SEE WHAT WE COULD DO, UH, NOT, NOT, UH, ASKING FOR ONE IN PARTICULAR AT THIS POINT, BUT AT LEAST TO LOOK AT THE RANGE OF THINGS THAT WE COULD DO TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

AND I JUST, I, I DO WANT TO, UM, COMPLIMENT STAFF.

I MEAN, THIS, THIS IS THAT THEY'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS AND LOOKING INTO OPTIONS AND, UM, AND SO THAT I KNOW THEY HAVE, HAVE WORKED HARD ON THIS, BUT, UM, UH, BUT ALSO JUST A REMINDER, WE ARE A SIX COUNTY ORGANIZATION AND THERE ARE, UH, FOUR AND THREE QUARTERS OF THOSE COUNTIES WHO HAVE NO TRANSIT.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, THERE, THERE ARE NO OPTIONS FOR TRANSIT FOR PEOPLE FROM BURNETT COUNTY AND CALDWELL COUNTY AND OTHERS TO GET THERE.

SO I, WHILE IT'S VERY IMPORTANT, I THINK IT'S, IT'S, UM, IT, IT, WE NEED TO REMEMBER WHERE A SIX COUNTY ORGANIZATION,

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UM, AND, UH, SOME TRAVEL QUITE FAR TO GET HERE AS BOARD MEMBERS, CERTAINLY.

UM, TH AND IF IT, BUT I WOULD ASK YOU IF YOU HAVE OTHER IDEAS IN TERMS OF, UM, CITIZEN INPUT, UH, IF YOU WOULD EMAIL THOSE TO JOYCE AND I, I KNOW SHE'D BE HAPPY AND THEN WE CAN, UM, KIND OF FORMULATE THOSE AND, YOU KNOW, CAUSE I THINK EVERYBODY'S, UM, WANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC AND JUST FIGURING OUT WHAT TECHNOLOGICALLY WE CAN DO, WHAT WE CAN AFFORD, ET CETERA, ET CETERA.

YES.

I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE.

WE ARE IN MY MIND ARGUES FOR MORE OPTIONS, I WOULD BE HAPPY FOR PEOPLE COMING IN FROM, UH, OTHER, OTHER COUNTIES TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY OR TO PARTICIPATE BY TELEPHONE.

I DON'T PERSONALLY FEEL LIKE WE HAVE TO HAVE PEOPLE IN PERSON.

I FEEL LIKE WE ACCOMPLISHED QUITE A BIT OF WORK WHEN WE WERE, UH, UH, ALL THE WAY VIRGINIA.

SO, SO FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, BUT I THINK WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY THINK HOW WE CAN HELP EVERYONE THAT SITS ON THIS BOARD ALSO.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, I, I, I MEAN, YOU KNOW, WE WERE MULTI COUNTY AND ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP WITH PARTICIPATION, I THINK IS IMPORTANT.

ALL RIGHT.

ANYTHING ELSE NEW? I JUST WANTED TO ADD SOME CLARITY TO MY COMMENTARY.

I ABSOLUTELY RECOGNIZE THAT THE SUITE OF OPTIONS I THINK IS WHAT COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN WAS POINTING TO IS CRITICAL THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE ALL THE OPTIONS, BUT I WANTED TO VOICE MY CONCERNS ABOUT THE IN-PERSON OPTION NOT BEING AVAILABLE, BUT I DO APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT GOES INTO PRODUCING THAT SUITE OF OPTIONS AND RECOGNIZING THAT THIS IS UNCHARTED TERRITORY, I THINK IN A LOT OF WAYS, WE'RE ALL JUST FIGURING IT OUT.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

[12. Discussion on Regional Infrastructure Fund]

UM, MOVING ON TO ITEM NUMBER 12, UM, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO'VE BEEN ON THE POLICY BOARD FOR A WHILE, UM, AND YOU WILL RECALL THAT TWENTY TWELVE, THIRTEEN, I CAN'T REMEMBER THE EXACT YEAR.

UM, THE POLICY BOARD ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE