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MATT, DO YOU WANT TO START

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THE REPORT? GREAT.

IT IS 6:05 PM.

WE HAVE 11

[Independent Citizen's Redistricting Commission]

OUT OF 14 COMMISSIONERS PRESENT.

I WOULD LIKE TO CALL TO ORDER THE INDEPENDENT CITIZENS REDISTRICTING COMMISSION MEETINGS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15.

OH, I'M SO SORRY.

UM, I'M LOOKING ON OUR, UH, COMPUTER SCREEN AND I SEE COMMISSIONER CAMPBELL AS WELL.

SO LET ME CORRECT THAT WE HAVE 12 OUT OF 14 COMMISSIONERS PRESENT.

MATT, CAN YOU PLEASE DO VOCAL? OKAY.

COMMISSIONER.

SO PULL YOUR NAME, SAY HERE.

DON'T FORGET TO TURN ON YOUR MICROPHONE WHEN IT'S ON.

PARDON? HERE SNYDER.

YEAH, ONE TIME BLANK HERE.

THANK YOU, MATT.

AND CAN YOU TAKE US THROUGH TODAY'S AGENDA? OKAY.

SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2021, INDEPENDENT CITIZENS, REDISTRICTING COMMISSION, THE MEETING GOALS, DISCUSSION AND APPROVAL OF MAPS PRESENTED RECEIVE UPDATES FROM WORKING GROUPS AND SUBCOMMITTEES CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF FOLKS SIGNED UP AND SPEAK SOME ITEM ONE APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 8TH MEETING ITEM TWO NEW BUSINESS.

THE ICRC MAY DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS, A PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF DRAFT MAP CREATED BETWEEN FORMAL NAACP, HISPANIC COALITION TO BE DISCUSSION OF DRAFT MAPS BY ITEM TWO C HOUSEKEEPING ITEM THREE UNFINISHED BUSINESS, THE XRC MAY DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS, A UPDATES FROM WORKING GROUPS, SUBCOMMITTEES, A SOCIAL MEDIA PRESS RELEASE WORKING GROUP, A TO ADVERTISING WEBSITE, WORKING GROUP A THREE, THE FORUM WORKING GROUP A FOR FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE.

THEY FIVE FINAL REPORT SUBMITTED AND THEN FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. THANK YOU, MATT.

OKAY.

UH, BEFORE WE GET ANY FURTHER, JUST WANT TO SAY A FEW THINGS.

I WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE OF SOME HOUSEKEEPING.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR MASK ON.

AND ONCE YOU ARE SPEAKING OR FOR COMMISSIONERS WHO ARE ENJOYING THEIR DINNERS, IF YOU'RE EATING LIKE LAST WEEK, I PROPOSE AN END TIME OF NO LATER THAN 11:00 PM TONIGHT.

AND I JUST WANT TO HAVE A FEW ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS NOT TONIGHT TO TALK TO YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS ABOUT REDISTRICTING THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU AND YOUR VOICE, WHETHER THAT'S THROUGH EMAIL VOICEMAIL IN PERSON TESTIMONY OR SENDING US MAPS, WE'VE TAKEN ALL OF THIS INTO CONSIDERATION IN OUR WORK.

AND THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS FOR VOLUNTEERING COUNTLESS HOURS OVER THESE PAST FEW MONTHS, AND ESPECIALLY THE PAST FEW WEEKS AS WE WORK TO CREATE THE FAIREST CITY COUNCIL BOUNDARIES POSSIBLE.

AND THANK YOU AGAIN TO CITY STAFF FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT AND MAKING THESE MEETINGS FROM SEAMLESSLY SECOND, I WOULD LIKE TO REVISIT SOME GROUND RULES FOR DISCUSSION THIS EVENING.

WE HAVE ONE GOAL TONIGHT, AND THAT IS TO GET THE MAPS TO A PLACE WHERE WE'RE READY TO APPROVE THEM COMMISSIONERS.

WHEN MAKING A SUGGESTION ABOUT THE MAP, PLEASE REFER TO SECTION THREE E OF THE CHARTER.

YOU HAVE THAT DOCUMENT WITH YOU.

WHAT HAPPENS TO ELECTIONS OR TO ELECTED OFFICIALS AS A RESULT OF OUR WORK IS NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION AS AGREED UPON.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO ABIDE BY ROBERT'S RULES.

SO IF YOU'VE ALREADY SPOKEN ABOUT A PARTICULAR TOPIC, GIVE OTHERS A CHANCE TO SPEAK.

YOU CANNOT, WHILE SOMEONE IS STILL SPEAKING SIGNAL THAT YOU WANT TO SPEAK NEXT, AND PLEASE ADDRESS THE CHAIR WHEN YOU WANT TO SPEAK AND BE RECOGNIZED.

FINALLY, I ASKED THE PATIENTS THIS EVENING AS OUR MAPPING EXPERT, GEORGE HORRIBLE WORKS AS QUICKLY AND CAREFULLY AS POSSIBLE TO INCORPORATE ALL OF THE MAP RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ARE PASSED THIS EVENING.

SO I'M EXCITED TO REPORT THAT WE ARE COMING INTO THIS MEETING, HAVING OUR MET OUR GOAL OF LAST WEEK OF BRINGING WITH US A LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS, WHICH WE

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WILL GO THROUGH TONIGHT.

AND I'M HOPEFUL THAT WE WILL APPROVE PRELIMINARY MAPS.

WE MAY ALSO HAVE TO MEET TOMORROW IN THE EVENT THAT WE DO NOT APPROVE MAPS TODAY.

THAT'LL BE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH IN THIS VERY ROOM.

AND SO FOR EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM AND OUT OF THIS ROOM, I ALSO WANT TO SHARE THAT WE WILL HOLD THE FIRST OF FIVE PUBLIC FORUMS FOR THE PRELIMINARY MAP THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, ONCE APPROVED THE MAP WILL GO UP ON THE CITY OF AUSTIN SITE ON REDISTRICT, ATS.ORG AND ON SPEAK UP AUSTIN, WHERE WE WILL HAVE A PUBLIC COMMENT FEATURE AVAILABLE.

SO WE WILL BEGIN WITH GENERAL CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

UM, JUST AS A REMINDER, EACH SPEAKER HAS THREE MINUTES AND JUST CLEARLY STATE YOUR NAME.

AND IN WHICH DISTRICT YOU RESIDE, WE WELCOME ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO OUR MEETING TONIGHT, AND WE WILL EMBED CITIZEN COMMUNICATION AT THE START OF THE DISCUSSION OF EACH OF THE 10 DISTRICTS THIS EVENING AS WELL.

AND IN THAT CASE, SPEAKERS ALSO HAVE THREE MINUTES.

IF COMMISSIONERS HAVE QUESTIONS FOR OUR SPEAKERS, PLEASE HOLD THEM TILL THE END.

SO I SEE ON THE LIST PECK YOUNG, DID YOU WANT TO SPEAK NOW, MR. YOUNG? OKAY.

AND, UM, DANIEL YANAS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK NOW, SIR, OR WAIT UNTIL DISTRICT THREE? GREAT.

THIS ONE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND THE LOOK OF THE DRAW THAT YOU'RE HERE.

UH, I'M DANIEL YANNIS.

I LIVE IN DISTRICT THREE AND I'M HERE REPRESENTING FOR THEIR PEOPLE ORGANIZING DEFENSIVE BIRTH AND OUR RESOURCES AND THE VOTER EDUCATION, UH, VOTER EDUCATION, UM, UH, AND MOBILIZATION INITIATIVE.

UM, AND SO, UM, I'M HERE TO, UM, I GUESS SUBMIT THIS LETTER TO Y'ALL.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT, UH, HOW, HOW EXACTLY TO DO IT, BUT I WANT TO SUBMIT THIS LETTER TO YOU, UM, AND EXPRESSING OUR SUPPORT FOR THE SUBSTITUTE MAPS THAT NAACP AND THE HISPANIC COALITION HAVE SUBMITTED.

I WAS HOPING TO SEE THEM UP HERE TODAY SO THAT WE COULD SAY, WELL, THOSE, THOSE ARE NOT THE COMPROMISE MAPS, BUT I'M HERE TO, TO SUPPORT THOSE.

SO AS YOU GO THROUGH, UM, THROUGH THESE, I WOULD ASK THAT YOU LOOK AT AT, UH, UH, THREE AND FOUR AND, UH, SUPPORT THOSE SUBSTITUTES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I APPRECIATE YOUR, YOUR TIME AND YOUR SERVICE.

SORRY.

CAN YOU ALL HEAR ME? OKAY.

THANK YOU, MR. YANNIS.

MATT, DO WE HAVE OTHER SPEAKERS SIGNED UP FOR THIS EVENING? SURE.

YES.

OH, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT MR. YANNIS KNEW JUST GIVES THE LETTER TO CHRISTINE AND SHE'LL MAKE SURE WE GET A COPY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

GOT IT.

OKAY.

IT LOOKS LIKE THE REST OF, UM, THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE SIGNED UP TODAY ARE SPEAKING SPECIFICALLY FOR A DISTRICT.

SO I WILL CALL YOU, UH, WHEN WE GET TO THOSE DISTRICTS.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, DID ANY OF OUR COMMISSIONERS HAVE QUESTIONS FOR MR. RHIANNA'S BY THE WAY? OKAY.

WELL, THANK YOU TO OUR SPEAKERS.

THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS AGENDA ITEM ONE, APPROVING THE MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 8TH MEETING, THOSE WERE SENT TO YOUR EMAILS.

PLEASE REVIEW THE MINUTES.

ARE THERE ANY CORRECTIONS TO THE MINUTES? IF THERE ARE NO CORRECTIONS, THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

OKAY.

IF WE CAN PROCEED WITH A RECOMMENDATION ON CONSENSUS TONIGHT, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

IF THERE IS A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION, WE WILL ENTERTAIN THE MOTIONS.

IF A MOTION FAILS, LET'S AGREE TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT RECOMMENDATION.

MATH RECOMMENDATIONS ARE LISTED ON THIS SPREADSHEET, BUT YOU ARE OF COURSE, WELCOME TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS BEYOND WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN OUT.

I'M STILL ON PROCESS.

LET ME REMIND EVERYONE OF THE FACT THAT WHEN YOU MAKE A MOTION, IT'S SIMPLY CREATES THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS AN ACTION.

PLEASE KEEP THE MOTION SIMPLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD.

AND THEN AFTER IT HAS BEEN SECONDED, THE PERSON WHO MAKES THE MOTION GETS THE FIRST TALKING PRIVILEGES TO EXPLAIN THEIR REASONING.

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SO RATHER THAN FRONT-LOADING THE JUSTIFICATION, SAVE THAT FOR THE DEBATE FOR COMMISSIONERS ON ZOOM TONIGHT, IF YOU HAVE A MOTION, PLEASE SPEAK UP.

SO WE DON'T MISS YOU.

THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS TO THE PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF DRAFT MAP OF DISTRICTS.

ONE THROUGH FOUR COMMISSIONER LANDS, MADAM CHAIR, AS IT IS SHOWN ON THE AGENDA.

THIS IS GOING TO TALK ABOUT, AND ACTUALLY I HAD EMOTION, UM, THAT WOULD HAVE LED US INTO THIS DISCUSSION.

SO WOULD YOU PREFER THAT I WAIT FOR THE EMOTION OR MAKE IT NOT COMMISSIONER LANCE, GO AHEAD AND MAKE YOUR MOTION NOW.

THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR AND CHAIR.

I MOVED TO ADOPT A PLAN FOR DISTRICTS ONE THROUGH FOUR, AGREED ON BY THE NAACP AND HISPANIC COALITION AND THE ICRC MAPPING CONSULTANT.

AND I ALSO, UM, W IF THERE'S A SECOND, THEN I WOULD LIKE TO ASK MR. PACK AND MR. CORAL TO COME FORWARD AND EXPLAIN THE DETAILS OF THEIR AGREEMENT.

KRISHNA HARDEN HAS SECONDED.

OKAY.

SO LET ME MAKE SURE I HAVE THAT RIGHT COMMISSIONER LANDS.

IT HAS MOVED AND SECONDED THAT THE ICRC ADOPTS THE MAPS THAT HAVE BEEN PRESENTED DISTRICT ONE FOR DISTRICTS.

ONE AGREED ON BY THE NAACP HISPANIC COALITION AND ICR AGREED ON BY THE NAACP AND HISPANIC COALITION AND THE ICRC.

BUT THE THING WAS TOO YOUNG, SORRY, I'M NORMALLY HEARD WITHOUT ONE.

UH, I'M GOING TO MAKE A BRIEF STATEMENT THAT WE REVIEWED BOTH OUR MAPS AND THE MAPS.

I MR. CORBO AT SOME LINK STARTING THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AND WE HAD A PHONE CONFERENCE, ZOOM CONFERENCE WITH MR. CORBELL AFTER WE REVIEWED OUR WORK AND HIS, AND HE, AND OUR RECENT AGREEMENT, UH, THAT HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE A COPY OF, IT'S A SIMPLE PIECE OF PAPER.

I ASKED MATT IF HE COULD MAKE COPIES FOR EVERYONE AND ALL THE WORK I'VE BEEN DOING, I DID NOT MAKE IT A SUFFICIENT NUMBER.

AND I APOLOGIZE.

IT IS SIMPLY AS FOLLOWS IN DISTRICT ONE.

WE RECOMMEND TAKING THE LBJ SCHOOL AND LIBRARY INTO DISTRICT ONE BEYOND THAT, UH, WE ARE WILLING TO AGREE TO THE REST OF MR. CORBELS PLAN.

UH, DISTRICT TWO, WE DO NOT BELIEVE, NEEDS TO BE CHANGED IN ANY MANNER.

IT IS AS FACTORY AS PROPOSED DISTRICT CREE.

AND WE NEED, WE WANT TO TAKE ALL OF PRECINCT 4 33 AND THE THREE.

UH, WE WANT TO TAKE THE PART OF 4 24 WITH MR. KORBEL.

AND WE DISCUSSED, WE DO NOT WANT TO TAKE ANY PRECINCT FOR 22.

WE WANT TO LEAVE THAT IN DISTRICT NINE IN PRECINCT FOUR.

UH, WE, UH, HAVE SEVERAL CHANGES THAT WE HAVE DISCUSSED WITH MR. KORBEL IN TERMS OF, UH, UH, DONALD GME AND DISTRICT FOUR.

WE WILL ACCEPT THAT AS REDRAWN BY MR. CALDWELL.

UH, WE WISH WE COULD DO BETTER.

I WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS.

IF I MAY, FOR THE RECORD, IT IS DISTURBING TO ME THAT IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN DISTRICT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING IN THAT PART OF TOWN SINCE THE 1960S, WE COULD NOT FIND A SINGLE PRECINCT THAT WAS MAJORITY AFRICAN-AMERICAN.

UH, HOWEVER, UH, WE WORKED AND MS. CORAL WORKED DILIGENTLY TO CREATE WHAT WE BELIEVE IS A GENUINE BLACK OPPORTUNITY DISTRICT.

AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING THE FACT THAT THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN AUSTIN IS BEING DRIVEN OUT OF TOWN IS DISTURBING, BUT IT IS NOT.

THE COMMISSION'S BUSINESS IS NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN DO ANYTHING ABOUT OR WHICH WE CAN DO ANYTHING ABOUT AT THIS POINT IN THIS MANNER.

UM, DISTRICT TWO IS A SOLID HISPANIC DISTRICT.

WE THINK DISTRICT THREE HAS ALSO SUFFERED THE SAME FATE TO A LESSER EXTENT IN DISTRICT TWO, UH, AN AREA ON A NORTHERN AGE OF DISTRICT THREE IS IT'S NOW DRAWN, WAS DURING MOST OF MY LIFETIME CONSIDERED WHAT WAS LOVINGLY KNOWN AS THE BARRIO, THOSE PRECINCTS ALONG THE RIVER, UH, ARE NONE OF THEM UNTIL YOU REACH ALL THE WAY TO GO VALLEY OR MAJORITY HISPANIC ANYMORE.

UH, AND IN THAT BOX THAT, UH, LEXAN DISTRICT THINK WE'LL OVERTIME SUFFER THE SAME FATE AS ONE.

AGAIN, THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS BODY CAN DO ABOUT THAT.

HOPEFULLY BY THEM, THAT COMMUNITY IS LACKING APPROPRIATE REPRESENTATION.

THEY WILL,

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BUT I SIMPLY AM DISTURBED IF THAT'S THE CASE.

AND I WANT IT NOTED ON THE RECORD.

DISTRICT FOUR IS A SOLID HISPANIC DISTRICT BY POPULATION.

BUT WHEN WE DID AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS, WE FOUND THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM WITH CITIZEN VOTING AGE POPULATION.

AND THAT THERE IS AN ELEMENT IN THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY, WHICH IS ADULT THE MAJORITY OF THE HISPANICS.

THERE, WE HAVE A SOLID BLOCK OF, OF VOTING AGE POPULATION, HISPANICS, BUT A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF THEM ARE NOT CITIZENS.

THAT AGAIN IS NOT, YOUR PROBLEM IS NOT OURS.

IT'S NOT SOMETHING WE CAN ADDRESS, BUT I AM HOPING THAT MOST OF THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY AND THE CITIZEN OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND WE'LL ADDRESS IT BECAUSE THAT SHOULD BE A HISPANIC MAJORITY DISTRICT.

IT IS NOW AN OPPORTUNITY DISTRICTS.

THOSE ARE SIMPLY STATEMENTS OF FACTS FOR THE RECORD, BUT WE ARE SATISFIED WITH WHAT MR. KORBEL AND MY TEAM HAS DONE.

AND WE RECOMMEND THAT THIS BE THE BASE THAT THE DISTRICT WOULD BE THE, THE BASELINE FOR THE COMMUNITY, AS WE SAID, CALL IT THE ANCHOR.

AND THAT THESE MINORITY DISTRICTS WILL BE ADOPTED BY THIS COMMISSION, YOUR QUESTIONS AND YOURS.

YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS.

THANK YOU, MR. YOUNG.

THAT'S WHEN I HAD REVIEWED THE PROPOSAL, I SAW THAT, UM, YOU WERE ALSO RECOMMENDING THAT, UH, VTD FOUR 20 MOVE TO DISTRICT NINE.

IS THAT NOT PART OF THE PROPOSAL? OKAY, SO YOU, SIR, GO AHEAD, CHRIS.

YOURSELF ON MY UNDERSTANDING CORRECTLY THAT MR. YOUNG JUST SIMPLY DID NOT STATE THAT AS PART OF THE AGREEMENT.

WHEN WE, WHEN WE WENT THROUGH THE DISCUSSION AND MY STAFF AND MY TEAM, I WON'T GO TO THE STAFF.

IT'S A BUNCH OF VOLUNTEERS, UH, WORKED ON IT.

UH, WE AGREED TO LEAVE THAT PART OF FOUR 20, UH, UH, IN, UH, IN THEORY.

SORRY.

SO LEAVE IT IN THREE OR WE DECIDE TO LEAVE IT IN THREE.

UNDERSTOOD.

THANK YOU.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DEBATE? OKAY.

THE QUESTION IS ON THE ADOPTION OF THE MOTION THAT THE ICRC ADOPT THE MAPS FOR DISTRICTS ONE THROUGH FOUR, AGREED UPON BY THE NAACP HISPANIC COALITION AND THE ICRC, THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.

RAISE YOUR HAND AND SAY, AYE, COMMISSIONER CAMPBELL.

UM, I OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THE AYES HAVE IT.

AND THE MOTION IS ADOPTED.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

WE APPRECIATE VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, MR. YAN.

THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS TO BE DISCUSSION OF DRAFT MAPS BY ITEM ITEMS ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE DISTRICTS.

IN THIS CASE, THESE ARE RECOMMENDATIONS PUT FORTH BY MEMBERS OF THIS COMMISSION USING POPULATION AND VTD DATA, CHARTER PRIORITIES AND PUBLIC TESTIMONY.

WE WILL RUN THROUGH THESE ITEMS IN A SENSIBLE ORDER, THROUGH THE DISTRICTS, WORKING OUR WAY AROUND THE MAP.

UH, ONE THROUGH FOUR, WHICH I THINK WE'VE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED THAT GOAL.

AND THEN, UM, 5, 8, 10, 6, 7, AND THEN NINE, UM, BASED ON OUR AGREED UPON DECISIONS, MR. KORBEL, WE'LL REVISE THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE MAP ON THE SPOT.

IF THERE ARE ANY FURTHER CHANGES THAT HE DOESN'T ALREADY HAVE, UM, WE WILL TAKE A LONG ENOUGH RECESS TO ALLOW HIM TO MAKE THESE REVISIONS, AND THEN WE WILL REVIEW THE FRESH DRAFT AND MOVE TOWARD APPROVAL.

SO WE WILL BEGIN WITH RECOMMENDATIONS PERTAINING TO D ONE, AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE ONE PERSON SIGNED UP FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION FOR DISTRICT ONE, NICOLE NETHERTON.

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OH, OKAY.

NEVERMIND.

NOT A PROBLEM.

OKAY.

SO WE WILL MOVE TO, UH, RECOMMENDATIONS PERTAINING TO DISTRICT FIVE.

DO WE HAVE ANY CITIZEN COMMUNICATION FOR DISTRICT FIVE RECOMMENDATIONS PERTAINING TO DISTRICT EIGHT? I DO SEE ONE LISTED HERE FROM A COMMISSIONER BLANK TO MOVE FLOATING PRECINCTS 3 18, 3 38 TO 21 TO 12 AND 3 0 7.

AND THAT IS TO KEEP THOSE SOUTH OF THE RIVER IN DISTRICT EIGHT COMMISSIONER BLANK.

I'M GOING TO PASS THE MIC TO YOU TO EXPLAIN YOUR RECOMMENDATION.

I THINK YOU SHARE.

UH, SO THIS WOULD BE A RELATIVE GEOGRAPHIC EXPANSION OF DISTRICT AIDS.

AND AT FIRST, MY, YOU KNOW, MY INITIAL INTEREST WAS IN THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT MAPS.

WE HAD MR. CORBELL HAD MOVED PARTS OF TWO VOTING PRECINCTS.

I THINK IT'S 3 0 7 AND MAYBE SOME OF 360 4, WHICH WERE PREVIOUSLY PART OF DISTRICT AIDS AT THE SOUTHERN SORT OF AT THE NORTHERN MOST PART OF THE DISTRICT WEST OF MOPAC AND SOUTH OF THE RIVER INTO DISTRICT 10.

UH, AND I HAD ASKED HIM ABOUT THE, YOU KNOW, SORT OF SOME LOGIC BEHIND THAT, JUST, UH, FOR THE SAKE OF CONTINUITY IN THE DISTRICT.

I MEAN MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE.

UM, BUT IT ALSO RAISED THE QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT THE RIVER SHOULD BE A DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN D 10 AND D EIGHT.

WE KNOW THAT D 10 IS GOING TO EXPAND.

SO THE NORTH AND WEST TO PICK A POPULATION, UH, FROM D SIX, IF THE SOUTHERN, IF THE RIVER BECAME THE DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN THOSE TWO DISTRICTS TO CLEAR GEOGRAPHIC DISTINCTION, I THINK FOR PEOPLE.

SO THAT MAKES SENSE.

ONE OTHER ADVANTAGE TO THIS CHANGE WOULD BE, AND IF I'M WRONG, PLEASE, SOMEONE ELSE CORRECT ME, UH, THAT WOULD PUT THE IAN'S SCHOOL DISTRICT INTO A SINGLE, UH, COUNCIL DISTRICT, AS OPPOSED TO SPLITTING IT BETWEEN D 10 AND D EIGHT.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT THAT'S A GOOD THING.

IT'S JUST AN OBSERVATION.

UH, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, THE OTHER SORT OF RATIONALE FOR THAT KIND OF EXPANSION WOULD JUST BE THAT THE NATURE OF DISTRICT AIDS IS THAT IT'S KEPT UP WITH POPULATION GROWTH OVER THE LAST DECADE, ALMOST PERFECTLY, BUT I EXPECT THAT TO CHANGE GOING FORWARD.

AND SO, UH, THIS SORT OF SEEMS TO ME TO BE A CHANGE THAT WE COULD MAKE NOW OR THE NEXT COMMISSION COULD MAKE, BECAUSE THERE'S REALLY NOT A LOT OF, UH, I WOULD SAY THE NATURE OF THE LAND USE IN DA TO SUCH AS THAT POPULATION GROWTH IS PROBABLY NOT GOING TO KEEP UP GOING FORWARD.

SO THAT'S BASICALLY THE LOGIC MIND, AND I DON'T HOLD STRONGLY TO MOST OF IT.

UH, IF, IF PEOPLE DON'T FEEL LIKE THAT'S A GOOD IDEA, OR ACTUALLY IF IT MAKES THE DISTRICT TOO LARGE, WHICH IS A BILL, A LITTLE BIT OF A FEAR OF MINE IN THE CURRENT INSTANCES, IT MIGHT MAKE THE DISTRICT A LITTLE TOO BIG, THEN I WOULD BE HAPPY TO SCALE IT BACK.

AND THEN JUST REVERT BACK DISTRICT EIGHT TO THE EXACT SAME OUTLINE THAT IT HAS CURRENTLY, WHICH WOULD JUST BE, UH, AGAIN, REVERTING THE CHANGE THAT WAS MADE IN THE PRELIMINARY NAPS OF PART OF PRECINCT 360 4 AND 3 0 7 BACK INTO DISTRICT EIGHT AND, AND LEAVING THE REST ON CHANGED ANY MEDICARE CAN WE HEAR FROM A MAPPING SPECIALIST, MR. KORBEL ON THIS CHANGE, IF THERE'S A QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THE NUMBERS WORK, THEY DO WORK TO TAKE THIS, THIS ENTIRE AREA.

SO THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

UM, I APPRECIATE IT FOR SURE, BUT LIKE I'M OPENING THIS DISCUSSION.

I SEE THE SENSE IN IT.

I SEE THAT, UH, DISTRICT EIGHT IS ONE OF THE MOST OVERLY OVERLY POPULATED AT THE MOMENT BASED ON HOW THE MAP IS DRAWN WITH CONTINUED PATTERNS TO CONTINUE GROWING.

IT MAKES SENSE FOR IT TO GROW NORTH.

UM, AND CURRENTLY I, I APPRECIATE THE LINE BECAUSE IT DOES SHOW THAT THE, THE BREAK BETWEEN DISTRICTS EIGHT AND 10 ARE RIGHT AT THE, AT THE RIVER GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARY.

THAT'S NOTICEABLE TO PEOPLE WHO JUST LOOK AT THIS MAP.

UM, I APPRECIATE COMMISSIONER BLINKS, ADDITIONAL COMMENT ABOUT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

UM, WE DID HEAR, UM, FROM PRESENTATION BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

UM, THANK YOU, VICE CHAIR, GONZALEZ.

I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY THAT, UM, TESTIMONY WE HEARD FROM DISTRICTS AID SUPPORTED AND MOVING IT IF NECESSARY, BUT IT WAS NOT NECESSARY.

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SO I SUPPORT LEAVING IT.

UM, BASED ON THAT TESTIMONY WE RECEIVED, YOU MENTIONED YOUR BLANK.

AH, YES.

THANKS FOR THAT REMINDER.

THAT WAS ACTUALLY ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT SPURRED THE DISCUSSION, UH, THAT I HAD WITH MR. CORBELL ABOUT THAT CHANGE WAS THAT TO THE EXTENT THAT DISTRICT DATE MADE COMMENTS AND PUBLIC TESTIMONY AND VIA EMAIL, THERE'S A, THERE'S A FAIR AMOUNT OF COMMENTARY FROM THE LOST CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD IN PARTICULAR WAS REFERRING TO THE, WHICH IS BASICALLY IF YOU'RE KIND OF LOOKING AT THE MAP, YOU'RE NOT SURE WHERE THAT IS.

IT'S KIND OF, YOU GO UP 360, IT'S BASICALLY SORT OF THE EDGE OF, UH, SORT OF THE, PROBABLY THE CURRENT NORTHERN MOST PART OF THE DISTRICT WITHIN ON, ON CAPITAL TEXAS HIGHWAY.

AND THEN BASICALLY THERE'S A BREAK THERE AND THEN IT KIND OF, AND THEN THE CITY PICKS UP AGAIN IN DISTRICT 10 AND THE ECONOMIC PATTERNS THAT PEOPLE WERE DESCRIBING, UH, AS WELL AS ARE THE EDUCATIONAL PATTERNS AND EVERYTHING IN THAT DISTRICT SEEM TO ME WOULD PROBABLY APPLY TO PEOPLE JUST A LITTLE BIT NORTH OF THERE, BUT SOUTH OF THE RIVER, IN TERMS OF WHERE PEOPLE WERE TALKING ABOUT SHOPPING, GOING TO EAT, WHERE THEIR KIDS WERE GOING TO SCHOOL.

SO IT SEEMED THAT THE LOGIC OF KEEPING LOST CREEK AND DH AS PEOPLE REQUESTED, AND THE REASONS ABOUT THE RATIONALE BEHIND IT WOULD PROBABLY EQUALLY APPLY IN TERMS OF PER SECTION THREE, SECTION 3.4 OF THE CHARTER IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, ECONOMIC PATTERNS, COMMUNITIES OF INTERESTS, ET CETERA, THAT IT WOULD JUST, IT WOULD MAKE SOME SENSE TO PUT THOSE PEOPLE IN THE SAME DISTRICT.

SO THAT WAS PART OF MY RATIONALE AND ASKING THE QUESTION, I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S MY PLACE, BUT CAN I MOVE TO TAKE A VOTE ON THIS? I MAY HAVE TO TAKE A VOTE OR I MOVE TO ADOPT COMMISSIONER BLINKS, RECOMMENDATION OF MOVING, VOTING, VTD, SIREE VOTING TABULATION DISTRICTS 3 18, 3 38 TO 21 TO 12 AND 3 0 7.

UM, FROM KEEPING THOSE IN DISTRICT EIGHT PRINCETON OR BLANK.

I SECOND IT, I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT NOT ALL OF THOSE DISTRICTS ARE CURRENTLY IN DISTRICT DATES JUST FOR, JUST FOR CLARITY HERE.

RIGHT.

BUT THE MOTION STILL STANDS AND I SECOND IT, RIGHT.

SO IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED THAT WE WILL PUT THREE 18 VOTING DISTRICTS FOR INCREASING, EXCUSE ME, 3 18, 3 38 TO 21 TO 12 AND 3 0 7 INTO DISTRICT EIGHT.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DEBATE? UM, MODERN QUESTION.

OH, I'M SORRY.

SORRY.

UM, CAN I JUST HEAR ONE MORE TIME FROM MR. CORVEL? UM, IF THE POPULATION CHANGE WILL BE, YOU KNOW, OKAY.

IF A DISTRICT GATE, IF WE WERE TO MAKE THE CHANGES.

YES.

CAN YOU TURN YOUR MICROPHONE ON, SIR? YES.

IT WORKS.

THE POPULATION, UH, FITS WITHIN THE REASONABLE DEVIATION.

SO THE POPULATION WORKS.

OKAY.

THE QUESTION IS ON THE ADOPTION OF THE MOTION THAT WE PUT THE VOTING PRECINCTS 3 18, 3 38 TO 21, 2 12 AND 3 0 7 INTO DISTRICT EIGHT.

THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.

RAISE YOUR HAND AND SAY, AYE.

AYE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THOSE OPPOSED? SAY NO.

YEAH.

IT'S HABIT.

AND THE MOTION IS ADOPTED COMMISSIONER KANAAN OKAY.

THIS IS IN GENERAL.

I KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT DISTRICT FIVE AND I KNOW THERE'S ALMOST NO CHANGE.

UM, WELL, WE'VE ALSO SUPPOSED TO RECEIVE THE VIRTUAL LINKS TO THE MAPS.

I JUST DIDN'T KNOW IF THAT WAS SENT OUT TO EVERY, FROM MR. CORBELL WAS SUPPOSED TO SEND US EACH A LINK TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE SOFTWARE LAST.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THERE WAS A LINK THAT WENT OUT, BUT WE HAVE ALL OF THE MAPS IN, UM, A DETAILED FORM IN FRONT OF US HERE.

IS IT A VIRTUAL COPY? WE CAN ACCESS.

NO, NOT AT THE MOMENT THERE.

YEAH.

OKAY.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO RECOMMENDATIONS PERTAINING TO DISTRICT 10.

DO WE HAVE ANY CITIZEN COMMUNICATION FOR DISTRICT 10? OKAY.

SO I DO SEE A FEW LISTED

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HERE FROM COMMISSIONERS FIRST FROM VICE-CHAIR GONZALEZ, MOVING VOTING PRECINCTS 3 74, 3 75, 2 45, 2 44, 2 30 TO 3 12, 3 59, 2 30 TO 3 24, 3 18 3 43 AND 2 34.

UM, AND PUTTING THOSE INTO DISTRICTS 10, UH, I'M GOING TO LET VICE-CHAIR GONZALEZ EXPLAIN HIS RECOMMENDATION.

THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR, WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT A SIMILAR, UM, POTENTIAL CHANGE AS THE MOTION PASSED FROM COMMISSIONER BLANK, WHEN IT'S BALANCED THE POPULATION FROM DISTRICT 10, THAT WENT INTO DISTRICT EIGHT WITH ONE OF ITS NEIGHBORING DISTRICTS, UH, WHICH WOULD BE DISTRICT SIX.

AND THE PREVIOUS MEETING, WE HEARD SOME COMMENTS THAT THE SPECIMEN MAP ALREADY HAD PRECINCTS, UH, FROM WEST OF THE LAKE IN OUR SPECIMEN MAP AND INCLUDING NEIGHBORING, UH, VTD IS 2, 3, 4 AND 3, 4 3.

SO JUST FOR GEOGRAPHIC CONTINGENCY, UM, AND WITH A SIMILAR POPULATION THAT HAS JUST SHIFTED FROM A D 10 TO D EIGHT, THESE ARE BALANCED AND POPULATION BALANCING THE POPULATION PER CITY CHARTER, UH, SECTION ONE, REASONABLY EQUITABLE DISTRICTS, AND TO KEEP, UM, GEOGRAPHICAL, UM, CONTINUALLY, EXCUSE ME, PROBABLY NOT USING THAT WORD CORRECTLY.

UM, UH, AND IT MADE THE MAP.

LOOK AGAIN, IF, IF YOU WERE LOOKING AT THIS MAP, UNDERSTANDING THAT ALL OF THAT AREA, UM, AROUND THE LAKE SHARES SIMILAR INTERESTS, UM, SIMILAR ISSUES WHEN IT COMES TO WHETHER IT BE MAINTENANCE OR EMS. UM, SO FOR THOSE THREE REASONS, IT'S A LOT OF DISTRICTS.

THEY ARE SPLIT DISTRICTS.

THERE'S NOT MANY PEOPLE OR POPULATION WITHIN EACH OF THESE DISTRICTS.

UM, SO IT BALANCES OUT, UM, THAT'S MY RECOMMENDATION TO YOU AT THE MOMENT.

THANK YOU.

MA'AM SURE.

THANK YOU.

AND CAN WE ALSO HEAR FROM MR. KORBEL ABOUT THESE PRECINCTS, PUTTING THEM IN DISTRICT 10? WELL, THESE CORRECT.

PLEASE TURN YOUR MICROPHONE ON.

OH, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

COOL.

HE'S CORRECT.

THERE IS A, UM, THERE IS A SMALL, UH, COMPARATIVELY SMALL POPULATION AND IT MAKES A DISTRICT 10, UM, GO ALL THE WAY TO THE LAKE.

UM, BUT IT ALSO KEEPS A DISTRICT SIX IN A, IN A VERY COMPACT, UM, DISTRICT.

UH, BUT IT MAKES SENSE.

THE, UM, UM, DISTRICT SIX WOULD HAVE BEEN IN, IN CONNECTION WITH THESE ONLY BY A VERY THIN, UM, UMBILICAL CORD RIGHT HERE.

AND SO IT MADE SENSE TO, UM, IT SEEMS TO ME TO MAKE SENSE TO BE IN DISTRICT 10 AND THE NUMBERS WORK.

SO IS THERE ANY OBJECTION TO VICE-CHAIR GONZALEZ HIS RECOMMENDATION? OKAY.

COMMISSIONER FALCON.

I MOVED TO, UH, ADOPT COMMITTEE, VICE CHAIR.

GONZALES'S RECOMMENDATION.

SHOULD I READ IT TO MOVE A VOTING TABULATION DISTRICTS? 3 74, 3 75, 2 45, 2 44, 2 30 TO 3 12, 3 59 TO 30 TO 3 24, 3 18, 3 43 AND 2 34 TO DISTRICT 10.

WE HAVE A SECOND COMMISSIONER CANON SECOND.

IT HAS MOVED AND SECONDED THAT WE MOVE OR RATHER, UM, INCLUDE, UM, BTDS 3 74, 3 75, 2 45, 2 44, 2 3 2 3 12 3 59, 2 3 2 3 24, 3 18 3 43 AND 2, 3, 4 INTO DISTRICT 10.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER TO DATE? OKAY, WELL, THE QUESTION IS ON THE ADOPTION OF THE MOTION THAT WE MOVE THESE DISTRICTS OR PRECINCTS 3 74, 3 75 TO 45 TO 44, 2 3 2 3 12 3 59, 2 3 2 3 24 3 18 3 43 AND 2, 3, 4 INTO DISTRICT 10.

UH, THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.

RAISE YOUR HAND AND SAY, AYE.

AYE.

OKAY.

THOSE OPPOSED SAY NO.

YEAH.

IT'S HABIT.

AND THE MOTION IS ADOPTED.

THE NEXT ONE, UM, RECOMMENDATION FOR DISTRICT 10 IS, UH, BY COMMISSIONER .

THIS IS TO MOVE, UH,

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VTD 2 36, UM, AND PUT THAT INTO DISTRICT SEVEN.

SO, UM, 2 36 VOTING TABULATION DISTRICT 2 36 WAS ONE THAT WAS ALWAYS HAD BEEN IN DISTRICT SEVEN.

IT WAS TEMPORARILY MOVED AS PART OF OUR DRAFTS TO BALANCE THE POPULATION.

HOWEVER, WHAT THAT MEANT WAS THAT THE ALLENDALE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS SPLIT.

YOU HAVE A MAP HERE IN FRONT OF YOU, UH, SUPPLIED BY ONE OF OUR RESIDENTS AND MY MOVE.

I, I RECOMMEND THAT WE MOVE IT BACK TO DISTRICT SEVEN, TO BE REUNITED WITH ITS ALLENDALE NEIGHBORS, COMMISSIONER FOLLICLE.

AND THIS REMINDS ME THAT WE DID HAVE, UM, SOME PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO TALK ABOUT DISTRICT SEVEN.

SURE.

IF I GUESS I CAN MOVE TO HAVE THEM TESTIFY IF THEY SO WISH I'LL GO AHEAD AND INVITE THEM UP, ACTUALLY, IF THAT'S ALL RIGHT WITH EVERYONE.

UM, SO WE, WE ARE, WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM THREE INDIVIDUALS I HAVE LISTED HERE TODAY.

UH, JOE REYNOLD'S FIRST JOE REYNOLDS, OR ARE YOU READY TO TALK ABOUT DISTRICT SEVEN, SIR? MADAM CHAIR? YES.

BEFORE OUR TESTIMONY, MAY I GO AHEAD AND OUTLINE MY OTHER, UM, RECOMMENDATION THAT CONCERNS DISTRICT 10 AND DISTRICT SEVEN SO THAT WE CAN CONSIDER THEM TOGETHER.

GO AHEAD.

SO MY OTHER RECOMMENDATION IS TO MOVE VOTING TABULATION DISTRICT 2 46, UM, THAT, UM, PRECINCT HAS BEEN IN DISTRICT 10 AND FOR OUR INITIAL DRAFT, WE MOVED IT IN THE ENTRANCE OF POPULATION, UM, BALANCING.

HOWEVER, WHAT THAT MEANT IS THAT THE NORTHWEST, UM, UH, NORTHWEST AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, SORRY, I WAS REMINDING MYSELF, MY ACRONYMS, UM, WAS SPLIT.

AND SO THAT WAS CERTAINLY AN INADVERTENT AND WE WANT TO MOVE VTD 2 46 BACK TO DISTRICT 10 TO BE REUNITED WITH THE REST OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

SO IN SUMMARY, MOVING TO 36 TO THE SEVEN AND MOVING TO 46 TO D 10.

ALL RIGHT, I'M GOING TO INVITE MR. JOE REYNOLDS UP TO TALK ON DISTRICT SEVEN.

AND SIR, YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES FROM THE TIME YOU START AND MAKE SURE YOUR MICROPHONE IS ON ANSWER.

OKAY.

IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS OF COMMISSIONERS.

I'M JOE REYNOLDS.

I'M THE USUAL ELECTION JUDGE FOR PRECINCT 2 36.

I'M ACTIVE IN VARIOUS ELLENDALE EFFORTS.

AND I WAS FIRST ON THE ELLENDALE BOARD IN 1980, BEFORE I GET STARTED AND START MY THREE MINUTES.

Y'ALL GOT THE MAPS IN THE PICTURES.

OKAY.

AND, UM, I'M WANNA MAKE SURE THAT Y'ALL KNOW THAT THERE IS ALSO A CHANGE, UH, AN ADDITIONAL CHANGE BETWEEN 10 AND SEVEN, WHICH IS THE EAST HALF OF PRECINCT.

TWO 40, UH, IS ALSO PART OF ALLENDALE.

AND IT'S EAST OF MOPAC, TWO 40 SPLITS WITH MOPAC.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO BE ADDRESSING ALL OF THOSE.

AND SO IF YOU'VE GOT THAT, I'M GOING TO START MY THREE MINUTES, BUT I'M GOING TO, BECAUSE I WANT TO STAY ON TIME.

I'M GOING TO READ MY, IF THAT'S OKAY, IF IT DOESN'T OFFEND YOU.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONERS, I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT RESTORING ALL OF ALLENDALE TO DISTRICT SEVEN.

YOUR DRAFT MAP HAS AN ORIGINAL PART OF ALLENDALE.

MOVED TO DTN.

PRESERVING COMMUNITY OF INTEREST IS A BASIC REDISTRICTING PRINCIPLE JUST AFTER EQUAL NUMBER OF RESIDENTS.

IT'S WHAT PREVENTS DISTRICTS FROM JUST BEING DRAWN AS A PATCH.

ART CENTERED AT THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY.

ELLENDALE IS A STRONG COMMITTEE COMMUNITY.

WE EAT TOGETHER, SHOP TOGETHER, PRAY TOGETHER AND PLAY TOGETHER.

THE DRAFT MAP HAS A SIGNIFICANT ORIGINAL PART OF ELLENDALE SPLIT OFF AND MOVED TO D 10 WITH THE REMAINDER OF ALLENDALE STATION SEVEN, MR. CORBELL USES PETE 2 36 AND PART OF P 40 EAST OF MOPAC IS DEFINING AN AREA BELONGING TO DTN.

THIS SPLIT PUTS THE THIRD LARGEST METHODIST CHURCH IN AUSTIN AND PUTS THE SECOND LARGEST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN .

IT PUTS ALLENDALE VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER IN DTN, SPLITTING IT FROM MOST OF ALLENDALE.

AND I GAVE YOU THOSE PHOTOS.

THE PART OF ALLENDALE MOVED TO DTN HAS STRONG FIRST DAY TASKS TO THE NORTHERN PART.

THE INITIAL PLAT MAP SHOW THE CONNECTIONS.

THE INITIAL MAPS WERE SUBMITTED TO THE TRAVIS COUNTY LAND OFFICE IN 1940 WITH MORE IN 1950, BUT DEVELOPMENT WAS DELAYED BY A THING CALLED WORLD WAR II.

WHEN THINGS SETTLE AFTER THE WAR AND WITH THE VETERANS' GI BILL BENEFITS, HOUSING BOOM, MY HOUSE AND PETE 2 36 WERE BUILT IN 1951 AND THE AIR CONDITIONED VILLAGE

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FURTHER NORTH AND ALLENDALE IN P 2 39 WAS STARTED IN 1950.

WHEN I WAS ON THE ELLENDALE BOARD IN 1980 TO 83, WE HAD THE 1981 MEMORIAL DAY FLOOD THAT GOT US NAMED FLOOD ALLEY.

THE STORY IS TOO LONG FOR TONIGHT, BUT THREE ALLENDALE ENGINEERS GOT AUSTIN TO TAKE ITS CURRENT APPROACH TO FLOOD MANAGEMENT.

FLOODING IS A COMMON CONNECTING ISSUE THAT ALLENDALE HAS WITH ALL THE OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS NORTH OF SHOW CREEK, AND THEN A SHORT BREAK WATERSHED.

IT EXTENDS NORTH OR PARMER LANE, AND IT'S THE SECOND LARGEST WORSHIP FOR LADY BIRD LAKE ONLY BARTON CREEK IS LARGER.

THE USE OF VOTING PRECINCT BOUNDARIES IS WRONG.

IN THIS CASE, THE CITY CHARTER SPECIFIES THAT ALL ELECTIONS OF CITY OFFICIALS BE NON-PARTISAN.

AND YET MR. CORBELL TABULATED THE PARTY AFFILIATIONS IN THE PRECINCT.

THE PRECINCTS MAY BE A QUICK WAY TO GET POPULATION COUNTS, BUT PRECINCT MEN BOUNDARIES, MINIMALLY ACCOUNT FOR COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST.

THE CENSUS HAS OTHER WAYS HE CAN GET POPULATION NUMBERS.

ELLENDALE IS NOT THE ONLY COMMUNITY OF INTEREST SPLIT BY THE USING THE 2 36 BOUNDARY.

CURRENTLY HAS PART OF ROSEDALE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT IS IN P 2 36.

IT TIES TO ROSEDALE IT'S TASK TO ROSEDALE IS STRONG.

AS ROSEDALE IS ALLENDALE IS INTERNAL BONDING.

ROSEDALE WAS ALREADY DEVELOPED BY 1935 AND THE ELEMENTARY ROSEDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS IN THAT AREA.

THAT'S BEEN SPLIT.

THIS AREA, UH, IS CLOSE.

ROSEDALE IS CURRENTLY IN DTM FOR SETTING THE DISTRICTS.

THE ICRC SHOULD USE CITY RECOGNIZED NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARIES, NOT VOTING PRECINCT, ESPECIALLY IN THIS PART OF TOWN.

AUSTIN WENT THROUGH AN INTENSIVE PROCESS OF SETTING NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARIES, BOUNDARIES ARE DEMONSTRATED AND IN SOME WAYS LEGISLATED IS AREAS OF COMMON INTEREST.

MANY AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE PLANS, AND THERE WAS A, FLOM A MAP THAT SETS NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARIES, ELLENDALE ESTABLISHED BOUNDARIES IN 1984, WHEN IT CONDUCTED THE LARGEST REZONING IN TEXAS AT THE TIME, OUR ZONING WAS PROVISIONAL AND COULD BE CHANGED ADMINISTRATIVELY ELLENDALE SURVEYED AND CONTACTED ALL THE LANDOWNERS HELD A HEARING AND PERMANENT ZONING WAS ESTABLISHED.

THE AREA REZONED MATCHES THE CITY BOUNDARY SHOWN IN THE GREEN ON THE MAP, CHANGING THE DRAFT MAP TO RESTORE ALLAN DALE'S INTEGRITY WILL INCREASE THESE SEVEN ASSIGNED POPULATION AND MAKE THE DISTRICT COUNTS MORE SIMILAR.

I ASKED YOU MAKE ELLENDALE AND ROSEDALE WHOLE BY RESPECTING THEIR BOUNDARIES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. REYNOLDS, DO WE HAVE QUESTIONS FOR MR. MINTZ? YUP.

I'LL IF I HAVE QUESTIONS, I CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS LATER IF ANYBODY HAS ANY OR ANYTHING ELSE THERE'S OTHER SPEAKERS.

UH, THANKS FOR THAT TESTIMONY.

UM, THERE WAS A LOT IN THERE AND I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND IT.

SO YOUR RECOMMENDATION IS TO ALSO MOVE PRECINCT TO 40, THE EASTERN HALF OF PRECINCT, TWO 40 IS ALSO PART OF ELLENDALE.

SO TO TAKE THAT WHOLE TWO 40 PRECINCT AND MOVE IT OR JUST THE EASTERN EASTERN HALF.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, CHRISTINA FALCON.

I JUST RELATED TO THAT QUESTION.

APOLOGIES MR. REYNOLDS.

THAT WAS AN OVERSIGHT WHEN I WAS READING MY OWN NOTES THAT I DID HAVE, UM, THE PORTION OF VOTING TABULATION DISTRICT TWO 40 EAST OF MOPAC WOULD ALSO MOVE TO A DISTRICT SEVEN.

SO COMMISSIONER, UM, IT'S UNDER THE NOTES FILE.

APOLOGIES FOR NOT CALLING THAT OUT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. REYNOLDS.

OH, MR. REYNOLDS COMMISSIONER CANON HAS.

OH, I'M SO SORRY.

UM, COMMISSIONER CANNOT ADD A QUESTION, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE IT'S FOR, UM, OUR MAPPING SPECIALISTS.

IS IT ABOUT DISTRICT SEVEN? YEAH.

OKAY.

GO AHEAD, COMMISSIONER.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

UM, A QUESTION FOR MR. CORBELL, UM, JUST CONCERNED THE TESTIMONY GIVEN AND IN WHAT COMMISSIONER FARRAKHAN AND SAID.

I THINK IF WE WERE TO LOOK AT MOVING ALL OF PRECINCT, 2 36 AND THE EAST HALF OF 2 42 DISTRICT SEVEN, WOULD THAT KEEP THE GEOGRAPHIC, UH, POPULATION, UM, WITHIN THE LIMITS WE HAVE, THANK YOU.

DISTRICTS, WHO HAVEN'T HAD THE, IN THE PRELIMINARY THING, DISTRICT SEVEN HAD ONE OF THE LOWEST POPULATION COUNTS.

WELL, THE ONLY REASON I'M ASKING IS THERE'S ALSO A MOTION TO MOVE PRECINCT 2 46 OUT OF DISTRICT SEVEN INTO DISTRICT 10.

SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT GIVEN THE 2 46 MOVEMENT OUT AND THE 2 36 MOVEMENT AND HALF OR WHATEVER PORTION OF 2 46, AND I WANT THE SPECIALIST TO GIVE

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US AN INDICATION OF WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF POPULATION.

IF YOU LOOK ON THE MAP, YOU CAN SEE THAT IT'S A VERY SMALL AREA.

IT'S SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.

THERE'S NO, NO APARTMENTS, NO NOTHING IN THERE.

I'M SO SORRY.

WE COULDN'T HEAR YOU, MR. KORBEL.

I SAID, IF YOU DID THAT, THE POPULATION WOULD STILL WORK.

THANK YOU.

1,617, AND YOU CAN GO UP TO ABOUT A HUNDRED THOUSAND.

WE HAVE ANOTHER, UM, SOMEONE ELSE TESTIFYING ON DISTRICT SEVEN.

HIS NAME IS, UM, APOLOGIES IF I CAN'T SAY THIS CORRECTLY, BUT ADAM YANIS APOLOGIES IF I DIDN'T GET THAT CORRECT.

CAN YOU PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME GRANDMA IN THERE? NO APOLOGIES NECESSARY.

UH, ADAM HAYNES, UH, CLOSE.

THANK YOU.

UH, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TESTIMONY.

AND I'M GOING TO CUT STRAIGHT TO THE CHASE BECAUSE I'M NOT GOING TO REPEAT THE LAST ONE.

UM, UH, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER FOR FALCO AND FOR MAKING THOSE, UH, SUGGESTIONS.

WE ARE A HUNDRED PERCENT IN FAVOR OF THEM.

A COUPLE OF THINGS I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IN ADDITION TO WHAT, UH, MY COLLEAGUE MENTIONED, UH, UH, IF YOU TAKE OUT 2 36 FROM ALLIE, YOU SPLIT IT, IT LITERALLY HAS THE ALLENDALE CENTER IN THE, IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD.

IT HAS THE NORTHWEST REC UH, PARK.

IT HAS THE, THE SHOAL CREEK GREENBELT FART.

IT HAS, UM, UH, SEVERAL OTHER AMENITIES THAT SERVE ALLENDALE AND, AND CRESTVIEW AND, AND, UH, BRENTWOOD NEIGHBORHOODS THAT, SO KEEPING THAT TOGETHER, IT, IT CREATES MOPAC AS A PHYSICAL BOUNDARY.

SO GREAT LOOKING, UH, BOUNDARY FOR DISTRICT SEVEN.

IT'S THE CURRENT ONE AND ALSO TRAVIS COUNTY, ALL OF DISTRICT SEVEN CURRENTLY, INCLUDING P 2 36 IS LOCATED IN A COUNTY COMMISSIONER COURT PRECINCT NUMBER TWO, AND ALL OF DISTRICT SEVEN, INCLUDING ARE IN HOUSE DISTRICT 49.

IT IS A, IT IS A WELL-RECOGNIZED BOUNDARY FOR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS.

IT SHOULD FOR THIS, UH, UH, FOR THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE HIGHLIGHT FOR WHAT JOE SAID.

UM, I'M A MEMBER OF ST JOHN'S AND I MET THIS CHURCH, UH, MOVING THAT OUT OF OUR, MOVING THAT OUT OF OUR CONGREGATE, IT AFFECTS ABOUT 20% OF OUR CONGREGATES RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD FROM US, COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN, SECOND LARGEST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE CITY.

IT PROBABLY TAKES 80% OF THEIR CONGREGATES OUT OF THERE.

THEY WOULD BE IN A DIFFERENT DISTRICT THAN 80% OF THEIR CONGRESS.

IT IS, THEY ARE COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST THAT YOU'RE AFFECTING MANAGEMENT.

IF YOU DON'T MOVE THIS BACK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

CAN I ANSWER A QUESTION COMMISSIONERS? DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR MR. HAYNES? MADAM CHAIRMAN? MAY I PLEASE ASK A QUESTION? YES.

JUST A MOMENT.

COMMISSIONER CAMBO HAS A QUESTION FOR MR. HAYNES.

UM, HI, MR. HAYNES, I JUST WANTED TO DOUBLE CHECK WITH WHAT YOU SAID.

UM, ARE YOU IN AGREEANCE WITH, UH, COMMISSIONER FARRAKHAN IN TERMS OF, UM, THE CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE MADE? OR COULD YOU SPECIFY THE DIFFERENCES OR IF IT'S THE SAME 100% AND AGREEANCE? YES.

MA'AM.

WE HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS FOR MR. HAYNES BEFORE WE LET HIM GO.

OKAY.

THANK YOU ALL.

THANK YOU, MR. HANS, AND WE DO HAVE ONE MORE SPEAKER THIS EVENING FOR DISTRICT SEVEN, SCOTT EHLERS.

GOOD EVENING.

I REALLY HAVE NOTHING TO ADD OVER THAT EXCELLENT TESTIMONY, BESIDES THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR ALL THIS GREAT WORK THAT YOU ARE DOING.

I KNOW THIS IS FOR FREE AND IT'S, YOU KNOW, FOR DEMOCRACY.

I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.

COMMISSIONER FALCO AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BRINGING THE PROPOSAL.

I, UH, I AM, UH, JUST TO INTRODUCE MYSELF, SCOTT, EYLERS A RESIDENT OF ALLENDALE.

UH, I LIVE ON CARLISLE, FORMER, UH, PRESIDENT TO THE ALLENDALE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AND BOARD MEMBER, AND I JUST APPRECIATE IT.

AND I'M A HUNDRED PERCENT IN AGREEMENT WITH THE PROPOSAL.

THANK YOU.

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DO WE HAVE QUESTIONS FOR MR. ALIENS? OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, SIR.

GO AHEAD.

MOTION TO ACCEPT COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS, UM, TO MOVE, UH, PRECINCT 2 36 FROM TO MOVE PRECINCT 2 46 FROM 10 AND MOVE THE EASTERN HALF OF TWO 40.

IS THAT CORRECT? SORRY.

IT'S THE VOTING TABULATION DISTRICT TWO 40 EAST OF MOPAC AND 2 36 FROM D 10 TO THE SEVEN TO THE SEVEN.

RIGHT.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE THAT MOTION AND ALSO 2 46.

OKAY.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER LANDS TO MOVE VTD 2 36 FROM, UM, INTO DISTRICT SEVEN AND MOVE VTD 2 46 TO DISTRICT 10 AND THE EASTERN, UM, EAST OF MOPAC VTD 2 42 DISTRICT SEVEN.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DEBATE? OKAY.

THE QUESTION IS ON THE ADOPTION OF THE MOTION THAT WE PUT VTD 2 36 INTO DISTRICT SEVEN VTD, 2 46 INTO DISTRICT 10.

AND THAT THE TD TWO 40 EAST OF MOPAC INTO DISTRICT SEVEN.

THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.

RAISE YOUR HAND AND SAY, AYE.

AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED SAY NO.

OKAY.

THE AYES HAVE IT.

AND THE MOTION IS ADOPTED.

UM, COULD YOU TELL ME WHAT WAS THE PRECINCT THAT YOU ARE MOVING INTO 10 IS, IS VTD 2 46.

OKAY.

SO I THINK WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE WITH DISTRICT 10 HERE.

WE HAVE A COUPLE MORE, THIS ONE IS ALSO RELATED TO DISTRICT SIX.

THIS IS FROM VICE-CHAIR GONZALEZ TO MOVE VTD 3 26 AND PART OF 3 37 INTO DISTRICT SIX.

I WILL ALLOW VICE-CHAIR GONZALEZ TO EXPLAIN HIS RECOMMENDATION.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR, UM, WITH THIS DISTRICT OR THIS PROPOSED SHIFT BETWEEN DISTRICTS THAT HAS ALSO FOR POPULATION CHANGE, UH, POPULATION SHIFTS BETWEEN 10 AND SIX, UH, PREDOMINANTLY, UM, VOTE, UH, VTD THREE TO SIX, THERE IS POPULATION OF ABOUT 3,400 PEOPLE, UH, WITHIN THAT DISTRICT, UH, NEARLY 50% OF THEM IDENTIFY AS ASIAN-AMERICAN AND PAST HOST TESTIMONY.

DISTRICT SIX IS CURRENTLY AT ABOUT 25% OF AN ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY.

UH, AND THOUGH THEY DON'T FALL UNDER THAT GROUP DOES NOT FALL UNDER THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT IN 10 YEARS OR SO, PERHAPS THINGS COULD CHANGE.

UM, AND IT IS A COMMUNITY OF INTEREST.

UM, SO FOR BALANCED POPULATION PRIORITY ONE AND FURTHER INCREASE, UM, THE ASIAN COMMUNITY PERCENTAGE IN DISTRICT SIX.

UM, I AM PROPOSING THE SHIFT FROM A VTD THREE TO SIX AND A PORTION OF 3, 3 7.

IT IS A SMALL PORTION ABOUT 15 PEOPLE IN THERE, ACCORDING TO THE 2020 CENSUS DATA.

SO WHILE IT WOULD SPLIT A PRECINCT, THEY ARE ALREADY SPLIT BY AN ANNEXED AREA, KIND OF THAT SWISS CHEESE THAT WE SEE ON THE MAP THERE.

UM, SO IN ADDITION TO THE ITEMS I MENTIONED ALSO, IT LOOKS GOOD ON THE MAP FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD.

UM, THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR, MR. CORBELL, CAN YOU PLEASE ELABORATE ON VICE-CHAIR GONZALEZ POINTS THERE? UM, WELL, HE'S, UH, HE'S MOVING A VOTING PRECINCT THAT IS, UM, SIGNIFICANT HAS A SIGNIFICANT ASIAN POPULATION, 3 26 INTO A DISTRICT SIX.

AND, UM, UM, THE, IT HAS THE, IT HAS THE, THE, AS YOU CAN SEE THE APPEARANCE OF DISTRICT SIX

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BECOMES ALMOST A SQUARE DISTRICT AND, UM, PROBABLY, UM, PROBABLY WE'LL WIN ON AN AWARD FOR THAT.

UM, WHEN THE, WHEN THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE COMES INTO COMES INTO BEING, YOU WON'T SEE ANY DISTRICT THAT SQUARE, BUT IT WORKS IN, IT MAKES SENSE.

YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR MR. KORBEL OR VICE CHAIR CONSULTANTS.

OKAY, GO AHEAD.

UM, YOU KNOW, HE SAID THAT HE WANTS TO MOVE PART OF 3, 3 7 WAS WONDERING, WHERE IS THAT PART? WHAT PART, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? IT'S A BIG IT'S INCREASING OR IT SEEMS LIKE ZOOMING IN ON THE SCREEN.

YEAH.

IT'S THIS LITTLE PIECE HERE.

I THINK THERE, I THINK IT'S MORE LIKE FOUR OR FIVE PEOPLE IN IT.

YEAH.

IT'S 3, 3 37 IS MOST OF IT IS THAT IS IN 10, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS WHOLE AND IN THE CITY.

AND, UM, BUT, BUT IT WOULD HAVE HAD, WE'D DONE IT AND WE'D DONE IT THAT WAY.

UM, UM, HAD WE NOT MOVED THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NON-CONTIGUOUS SO, UM, I THINK IT SHOULD BE MOVED SO WE CAN KEEP THE DISTRICT CONTIGUOUS.

CORRECT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. CORBELL FOR VICE CIRCUMSTANCES.

SO I I'M IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.

I TRUST YOUR JUDGMENT ON THIS.

UM, I'M CURIOUS IF THE, ARE YOU MOVING, UM, IS THE IDEA TO INCREASE THE ASIAN REPRESENTATION IN DISTRICT SIX? CAN YOU JUST EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT, YEAH, OF COURSE.

UH, SO CURRENTLY, UH, EXCUSE ME, THE PRELIMINARY MAP THAT WE WERE SHOWING, UH, MR. CORE, THE POPULATION OF THE ASIAN, ACCORDING TO HIS DATA SHEET OR HOVERED ABOUT 22 TO 23%.

UM, CURRENTLY, IF WE EVEN LOOK AT THE MOTION THAT WE PASS FOR DISTRICT ONE THAT HAS A SIMILAR POPULATION FOR THAT OPPORTUNITY, UM, IN THE, IN THE BLACK, UH, OPPORTUNITY DISTRICT, IT'S A HOVER IN ABOUT 20%.

SO AGAIN, THOUGH, THE ASIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE VRA.

UM, IT STILL IS A COMMUNITY ENTRANCE THERE AND IT EVENTUALLY COULD, UH, BECOME AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISTRICT OF SORTS.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER SNYDER.

UM, ALL I WANT TO APPROVE OF THE MOTION THAT YOU'RE MAKING, BECAUSE I TOO WANT TO HELP GROW A COMMUNITY OF INTEREST.

IS THERE A MOTION? I DON'T THINK THAT WAS A MOTION YET, CORRECT.

IT HAS NOT BEEN EMOTION YET.

AND HE WAS JUST EXPLAINING HIS RECOMMENDATION AND I'D LIKE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THE MOTION, TO ACCEPT A RECOMMENDATION, TO MOVE PRECINCT THREE TO SIX.

AND IN THE PART OF 3, 3, 7 FROM DISTRICT 10 TO DISTRICT SIX COMMISSIONER FALCO AND SECONDS.

SO IT IS MOVED AND SECONDED THAT WE PUT A BTD 3 26 AND A SMALL PORTION OF 3 37 INTO DISTRICT SIX.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DEBATE? OKAY.

THE QUESTION IS ON THE ADOPTION OF THE MOTION THAT WE PUT VTD 3 26 AND PART OF 3 37 INTO DISTRICT SIX, THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.

RAISE YOUR HAND AND SAY, AYE, AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED SAY NO.

OKAY.

THE AYES HAVE IT.

AND THE MOTION IS ADOPTED.

WE HAVE, UH, ONE MORE RECOMMENDATION RELATED TO DISTRICT 10.

THIS ALSO RELATES TO DISTRICT NINE, AND THIS IS PUTTING VTD TWO 50 INTO DISTRICT 10, UH, BY VICE-CHAIR GONZALEZ.

I WILL ALLOW HIM TO EXPLAIN HIS RECOMMENDATION.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

BEFORE I EXPLAIN MY, UM, JUSTIFICATION HERE, I WAS ASKING IF MR. KORBEL COULD GIVE US THE CURRENT POPULATION TABULATIONS OF DISTRICT NINE AND DISTRICT 10, PLEASE.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN BY CURRENT HOW IT IS ON THE MAP RIGHT NOW, SIR.

OH, SORRY ABOUT THAT.

LET'S SEE.

UM, WELL THE CHAIN WITH THE CHANGES YOU'VE MADE 10 IS NOW 97,685.

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AND, UM, NINE IS, IT IS 94,000.

SO THIS WOULD, THIS MOON WOULD WORK.

THANK YOU, MR. CORBELL.

UM, MY JUSTIFICATION FOR MOVING TWO 50 FROM THE NINE TO THE 10 WAS ALSO POPULATION, UH, WITH BEFORE, BEFORE THE CHANGE, UH, DISTRICT NINE STOOD AT AN OVER 101,000, THERE IS A POPULATION OF 7,415 RESIDENTS IN VTD, TWO 50.

UM, BEFORE THE CHANGE DISTRICT 10 WAS UNDERPOPULATED, IT WAS AT 90,000.

SO AGAIN, WITH THE SHIFT OF 7,000 RESIDENTS FROM A NEIGHBORING OVERPOPULATED DISTRICT OR A LITTLE HIGHER THAN, UM, DESIRE DEVIATION, WE GET A LITTLE BIT MORE BALANCED NUMBERS WITH THIS CHANGE AS MR. KORBEL LAID OUT RIGHT NOW, AGAIN, POPULATION SHIFT, MORE QUESTIONS FOR VICE-CHAIR GONZALEZ ABOUT THIS RECOMMENDATION COMMISSIONER BLANK.

I'M WONDERING, YOU KNOW, GIVEN WHERE WE ARE IN THE PROCESS, I'M PRETTY OPEN TO MOST CHANGES AS WE'RE STILL GOING TO TAKE MORE PUBLIC COMMENT AND MORE FEEDBACK.

SO I, YOU KNOW, I TAKE THAT AS THE SPIRIT OF THIS IS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO GET TO A REALLY GOOD STARTING POINT IN SOME WAYS.

I WONDER THOUGH, IF YOU COULD JUST TALK MORE ABOUT KIND OF THE LOGIC IN TERMS OF THE COMMUNITIES, AS OPPOSED TO JUST THE POPULATION REALLY JUST MOVING.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, THE POPULATION MOVEMENTS ARE KIND OF MINIMAL.

I'M JUST WONDERING IF YOU COULD TELL ME JUST YOUR VIEW OF, YOU KNOW, WHAT THE LOGIC, YOU KNOW, FROM A COMMUNITY OF INTEREST STANDPOINT WOULD BE IN MOVING TO 50 OUT OF NINE AND THEN TO 10.

YEAH, I BELIEVE THAT THAT THE SOUTHERN, THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF DISTRICT TENANT AS A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT 10, THE SOUTHERN PORTION, UH, OR, OR TIP OF DISTRICT 10, DOES SHARE MORE URBAN CORE, UM, KIND OF COMMUNITY VIBE, UH, SIMILAR TO THE DOWNTOWN AREA, WHICH IS ENCOMPASSES MOST OF DISTRICT NINE OR ALL OF DISTRICT NINE.

UM, SO THE SHIFT, UM, UM, WOULD BE IN A SIMILAR COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD, IN MY OPINION, UM, ALSO, UH, VTD TWO 50, IT IS STILL NORTH OF THE LAKE, WHICH IS REMAINS THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF DISTRICT 10.

SO IT KIND OF STAYS WITHIN YOUR GEOGRAPHIC.

UM, WHAT WAS THE WORD AGAIN? THANK YOU.

UM, SO FOR THOSE, UH, POPULATION SHIFTS SIMILAR, UH, URBAN CORE ENVIRONMENTS NEIGHBORHOODS, UH, THE FACT THAT THAT IS A FAST GROWING AREA, UM, DOWNTOWN AREA, UH, THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND TARA AND THE TARRYTOWN AREA, WHICH IS NEIGHBORING, UH, UM, MY REASONS FOR THIS POTENTIAL SHIFT, BUT I APPRECIATE COMMISSIONER BLANK.

YOU REMINDING US, THIS IS A PRELIMINARY MAP THAT WE'LL GO THROUGH EIGHT MORE PUBLIC FORUMS AND MUCH MORE TESTIMONY, AND IT'S A GOOD STARTING POINT.

YEAH.

I APPRECIATE THE MOVE AND THAT IT WOULD HELP WITH THE POPULATION, UM, BALANCING, BUT, UM, THAT'S ACTUALLY MY FORMER ADDRESS AND I FEEL THAT IT'S THE, IT WOULD BE SPLITTING A COMMUNITY.

I FEEL THAT TWO 50 SHOULD STAY WITH DISTRICT NINE COMMISSIONER CANNON.

UM, I THINK I HAVE SOMETHING SIMILAR TO, AND I THINK I'M KIND OF FAMILIAR WITH THAT AREA AND TO COMMISSION A PAUL CONN'S POINT.

DO WE KNOW WHAT ENCOMPASSES PRECINCT TWO 50? YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, OUTSIDE OF JUST A POPULATION AND WHAT, LIKE, I THINK I KNOW WHO SHOULD HAVE THE RESULTS.

CAN YOU GIVE US A LITTLE MORE ABOUT LIKE, AS YOU THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND YOU SAID THERE'S SIMILAR POPULATION.

I SAID THIS YEAR, IT SHARES A SIMILAR URBAN CORE FIVE AND NEIGHBORHOOD.

I DON'T HAVE, UH, CURRENTLY THE DATA ON SOCIAL ECONOMIC STATUS.

IS THAT WHAT YOUR QUESTION? OH, NOT THAT I, I THINK IT'S JUST UNDERSTANDING, IS THERE ANY PHYSICAL ARCH OF DISNEY, OTHER PARTS? ARE THERE THINGS THAT ARE MOVING WITH THIS? LIKE WHAT ARE THE DIVIDING LINES, WOULD THAT IMPACT THAT NEIGHBOR? I'M HAPPY TO PROVIDE MORE RESEARCH.

I LET HER DATE, BUT NOT SURE ABOUT THE PARKS, IF YOU, IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH, UH, ANY GREEN SPACES IN THAT AREA, PLEASE SHARE WITH THE COMMISSION, SIR, COMMISSIONER FALCONE AND THEN CONSTRAINED BLANK.

YEAH, SURE.

I CAN, UM, THAT AREA, IF YOU LOOK AT THE MAP, IT'S SORT OF, I THINK MY ISSUE WITH IT IS THAT IT'S THE PART OF DOWNTOWN, THAT'S KIND OF WEST OF LAMAR, BUT EAST OF MOPAC.

UM, SO WHILE MOPAC IS NOT A NATURAL BOUNDARY, IT IS CERTAINLY A MAN-MADE ONE.

UM, THAT IS WELL, YOU KNOW, VERY WELL DISTINGUISHED IN AUSTIN.

SO THAT'S

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WHY I'M SAYING TO LEAVE IT AS IS.

I THINK IF THERE WERE A DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW, WE COULD CERTAINLY LOOK AT MOVING A DIFFERENT PART OF D NINE TO D 10, BUT I FEEL THAT TO BUY SHARED GONZALES GONZALES'S THAT IS CERTAINLY A, OF WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER LIKE THE DOWNTOWN OF AUSTIN.

AND I FEEL THAT SEPARATING IT, UM, WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE YOU'RE BLANK.

YEAH.

I'M HAVING TROUBLE WITH THIS ONE.

I MEAN, I, YOU KNOW, I, IT SEEMS, I AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER FALCON AND THAT I LOOK AT THAT DISTRICT AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, WHAT, WHAT IS, YOU KNOW, I COULD SAY THE TWO 50 DEFINITELY IS, YOU KNOW, I WOULD SAY DEALING WITH THE DOWNTOWN URBAN CORE ISSUES, AND I'D SAY TWO 50 CERTAINLY LOOKS A LOT LIKE 2 51, PROBABLY FOR THE MOST PART, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF THE MAKEUP AND, AND MAYBE A LITTLE BIT LIKE TWO 10, BUT IN SOME WAYS IT'S THAT SOUTHERN PART OF DISTRICT 10, THAT'S KIND OF THE ODD PART OUT OF DISTRICT 10, RIGHT.

AND THAT'S, I'D SAY, YOU KNOW, IF I LOOK AT IT AND I SAY, YOU KNOW, 2 56 TO 10 TO 51 TO 50 ALL LOOK PRETTY SIMILAR SOUTH OF 35TH STREET, YOU START TO GET AT NORTHWEST INTO DISTRICT 10 AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT IN TERMS OF THE LOOK AND THE FEEL OF IT.

UM, MY ONLY OTHER CON, YOU KNOW, SO PARTLY I WONDER WHAT, WHAT, YOU KNOW, WHAT EXACTLY WHAT PROBLEM WE'RE DEALING WITH IN SOME WAYS THERE A POPULATION.

BUT THEN THE OTHER THING I GUESS I WORRY ABOUT IS THAT IF D 10 HAS ALREADY EXPANDED FURTHER NORTHWEST, AND WE'RE A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT, UH, CONTINUALLY SPREADING THEN SOUTHEAST AND GETTING A LITTLE BIG, ALTHOUGH AGAIN, I, I JUSTIFIED THE CHANGE THAT I WAS FOR WITH RESPECT TO FUTURE POPULATION GROWTH.

AND THE REALITY IS THAT MAY ALSO AFFECT DISTRICT 10 IN SIMILAR WAYS.

SO I'M, I'M CERTAINLY OPEN TO IT, BUT I'M JUST HAVING TROUBLE WITH IT.

OFFER POINTS, APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO NOTE THAT NO PACK IS CERTAIN DISTRICTS DO CROSS OVER MOPAC, UM, TO COMMISSIONER FEC ONE'S POINT.

AND I BELIEVE DISTRICT NINE GOES OVER INTO DISTRICT 10, PASS, MIDDLE PACK.

WE JUST CORRECTED KIND OF A PREVIOUS ONE WITH DISTRICT SEVEN AND DISTRICT 10 IN TERMS OF THE ALLEN'S ON NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND IF YOU LOOK KIND OF A LITTLE NORTH WITH MOPAC 180 3 DISTRICT SEVEN, UM, OH, WE JUST CORRECTED THAT.

EXCELLENT.

SO IN A WAY, THANK YOU.

YEAH, I APPRECIATE THAT.

UM, WE DO HA I MEAN, MOPAC IS NOT AN IMPERMEABLE BOUNDARY, BUT IN THAT PARTICULAR STRETCH OF IT, I THINK IT HAS A LOT OF IMPORTANCE.

SO SORRY.

I WAS GONNA, UM, I'M HAVING A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING AND WOULD LIKE A CLEAR PRESENTATION OF WHAT IS THE RESTAURANT NOW FOR, FOR MAKING THE MOVE? I MEAN, WHAT, WHAT QUESTION DOES IT ANSWER OR WHAT, WHAT ISSUE DOES IT SOLVE? I'LL LET, RESPOND TO THAT, BUT WE MIGHT ALSO WISH TO HEAR FROM MR. CORVEL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER WISE, MY NUMBER ONE REASON WAS AGAIN FOR A REASONABLY EQUAL BETWEEN DISTRICTS, UH, BEFORE THE CHANGE HAPPENED.

IF MR WAS ABLE TO REVERT IT BACK, YOU WILL SEE THAT DISTRICT 10 IS SLIGHTLY UNDER-POPULATED FOR, UH, UH, REASONABLE DEVIATION.

CURRENTLY, I BELIEVE THE NUMBER WAS 97,000.

IF YOU TAKE OUT THAT IF YOU TAKE TWO 50 OUT OF DISTRICT 10, THAT'D BE 7,415 PEOPLE.

THE POPULATION OF DISTRICT 10 WOULD BE ABOUT 90,000.

I HAVE THAT CORRECT IF WE LEAVE IT WITHIN DISTRICT NINE, WHICH WAS KIND OF ALREADY OVERPOPULATED, I BELIEVE THE POPULATION WOULD BE AT ONE NEARLY 102,000, WHICH WOULD BE A LITTLE BIT OVER THAN DESIRED DEVIATION OF POPULATION.

THAT WAS THE MAIN SHOULD BE OPT TO THE TRANSPARENT WITH EVERYONE.

THAT WAS MY NUMBER.

THE NUMBER ONE REASON FOR ME TO SUGGEST JUST CHANGE WAS A POPULATION BALANCE BETWEEN A NEIGHBORING DISTRICT AND DISTRICTS ONE THAT WAS UNDERPOPULATED, AND ONE THAT WAS OVERPOPULATED.

AND ALSO THIS IS JUST TO GET, GET US STARTED.

I APPRECIATE ALL THE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ABOUT THIS PRECINCT.

I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM MR. KORBEL, UM, ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THERE ABOUT THAT POTENTIAL CHANGE? UM, WELL, UH, WE DO HAVE TO MOVE POPULATION INTO 10, UM, AND, UM, UM, THIS, UM, VTD THAT, THAT HE MOVED HAS GOT, HAS GOT A 7,400 POPULATION.

UM, SO IT, IT SORT OF FIXES THE POPULATION ON, ON THE WHOLE, ON THE REST OF THE MAP.

UM, IF WE DON'T MOVE THIS, WE'VE GOT TO MOVE ONE OF THESE OTHER, UM, PRECINCTS 10.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER YE AND THEN COMMISSIONER, MY APOLOGIES IF

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THIS HAS BEEN BROUGHT UP AND I JUST DIDN'T NOTICE THAT, DID WE CONSIDER 2, 2 14 BECAUSE IT'S MR. KORBEL? UM, I'M NOT SURE WHICH ONE IS TWO 14 RIGHT NOW.

IT'S RIGHT ABOVE TWO 50.

UM, WE CAN'T SEE WHAT IS ON YOUR SCREEN AT THE MOMENT.

AND IT'S VERY MUCH, UH, IT'S GOT A LOT OF BOUNDARIES WITH DISTRICT 10.

I THINK I CAN TELL YOU THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO BE AS EFFECTIVE BECAUSE THE THING ABOUT TWO 50 IS IT'S VERY DENSELY POPULATED.

UM, AND TWO 14 IS NOT AS DENSELY POPULATED.

SO THAT'S, I THINK THAT WOULD BE THE ISSUE.

MAY I CONTINUE WITH ANOTHER POINT? THE OTHER POINT I WAS GONNA MAKE IS, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE PUT SOMETHING ON THE MAP, WE GET A LOT OF FEEDBACK ABOUT IT.

AND SO WE COULD PUT IT ON THE MAP AND IN AN EFFORT TO GET FEEDBACK OF HOW TO BALANCE THE TWO DISTRICTS.

UM, BECAUSE IF WE DON'T MAKE THE MOVE RIGHT NOW, THEN NOBODY'S GOING TO COME GIVE US FEEDBACK ABOUT THAT PARTICULAR DISTRICT.

SO, YOU KNOW, WE CAN ALWAYS MOVE IT, SEE WHAT FEEDBACK WE GET, EXPLORE OTHER OPTIONS FOR BALANCING THE TWO AND GO FROM THERE.

BUT I JUST THINK IF WE, IF WE DON'T MOVE IT, NO ONE'S GOING TO COME TALK TO US ABOUT THAT PARTICULAR, UM, VOTING TABULATION DISTRICT COMMISSIONER CANNON, I THINK TO THAT EFFECT, I THINK THERE'S A PRECINCT 2 46 TO 28 AND 2 67.

WOULD THOSE HAVE A POPULATION DISTRIBUTION ENOUGH TO, IF WE MOVE THOSE TO DISTRICT 10 TO MAKE UP FOR THAT BALANCE, WE ALREADY MADE A MOTION ON 2 46.

OH, WE DID.

SORRY TO, WE HAVE TWO, IS THIS LIKE THE, THE WESTERN TIP OF TWO 14 TO CONSIDER POTENTIALLY TO MOVE? CAUSE THAT SEEMS SPLIT ON PAD.

THAT'S WHAT COMMISSIONER YOU JUST ASKED ABOUT NOW? I THINK SHE'S ASKED FOR THE WHOLE PART OF IT, BUT I'M JUST WONDERING IF THERE'S LIKE THE WESTERN PART OF IT.

LIKE WE DID PARTIAL PRECINCTS.

I'M JUST SUGGESTING A PARTIAL PRECINCT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE POPULATION, THE WESTERN PART DOESN'T ACTUALLY HAVE ANY HOUSES IN IT.

IT'S REALLY HARD DEVELOPING.

MR. CORBELL.

DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD? NO.

UM, IF WE DON'T MAKE THAT MOVE, AS I SAY, WE GOT TO MAKE SOME OTHER MOVES AND, UM, UM, WE CAN, WE CAN FIGURE THAT OUT, BUT TH THERE WILL HAVE TO BE ANOTHER MOVE IF WE DON'T MAKE THAT MOVE I'D LIKE, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THE SUGGESTION OF A COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ TO, UH, MOVE TWO 50 TO 10.

SURE.

A FALCON HAS SECONDED.

SO IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED TO PUT VTD TWO 50 INTO DISTRICT 10.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DEBATE? I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I AM IN SUPPORT OF THIS BECAUSE I FEEL THAT THAT WILL GIVE US THE BEST FEEDBACK ON WHAT TO DO WITH THAT DISTRICT PRESSURE BLANK.

YEAH.

I, I APPRECIATE COMMISSIONER FALCON'S POINT THAT THIS IS SOMETHING