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EVERYONE, THANK

[Austin City Council, Austin Transit Partnership Board of Directors and Capital Metro Board of Directors Joint Meeting]

YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THIS, UH, JOINT WORK SESSION OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL, AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN THE CAP, METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS ON BEHALF OF THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

I'LL CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

TODAY IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, AND THE TIME IS 1 0 9 MAYER.

LET'S SHARE.

THANK YOU.

UH, ON, I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CALL THE HOSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING PORTION OF THIS, UH, TO ORDER MONDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2021.

IT IS, UH, UH, 10 MINUTES AFTER ONE O'CLOCK WE HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT AND, UH, EXCITED TO BE BACK AGAIN WITH THE GROUP.

I THINK THE LAST TIME WE WERE ALL TOGETHER, IT WAS JUST BEFORE THE VOTE.

SO CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYBODY IN THE ROOM, CHAIR, CASTRO DE BERRERA.

DO YOU WANT TO CALL YOUR GROUP IN AS WELL? HELLO EVERYONE.

UH, WELCOME ON BEHALF OF THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, I WILL CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

UH, UH, IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK IT'S, UH, IT'S STRIKING, UH, THAT WE HAVEN'T MET SINCE THE ELECTION.

I HEARD IT TURNED OUT PRETTY WELL AND, UH, UH, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO, UH, GOT US TO THIS POINT ALSO, UH, WANT TO CONGRATULATE OUR STAFF STAFFS, PLURAL FOR THE GREAT WORK.

UH, SINCE THAT TIME TO NOW WE ARE MAKING, I THINK STAGGERING PROGRESS, STEP STAGGERINGLY, GOOD PROGRESS, AND I'M SHOCKED HOW FAR WE HAVE COME.

AND I'M VERY PLEASED AT THE COLLABORATION, UH, OF OUR RESPECTIVE STAFFS, UH, TRYING TO MELD AN ORGANIZATION, UH, AT THE SAME TIME, UH, BELT, A COUPLE OF RAIL LINES, AND WE'RE OFF TO GOOD STARTS ON A COUPLE OF BRT LINES AND PICKUP, UH, PICKUPS ON.

SO IT'S LESS THAN A YEAR SINCE THE RESULTS AND SO MUCH GOOD HAS ALREADY OCCURRED.

UH, WE'VE SEEN ATP FORMED UP, UH, THEIR BOARD SELECTED AND, UH, LOTS OF GREAT STUFF TO DO, UH, AHEAD OF, AHEAD OF US.

UH, BUT SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR IN TERMS OF WHERE WE'VE GOTTEN TO THIS STATE.

SO, UH, MAYOR ANY, UH, REMARKS YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE BEFORE WE GET INTO THE BODY OF THE PROGRAM HERE? I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT, I GUESS, REAL QUICK, JUST TO TAKE NOTE OF WHERE WE ARE, YOU KNOW, A YEAR AGO IN A YEAR AND A HALF AGO, THERE WERE A LOT OF CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT HAD BIG VOTES.

THEY WERE PLANNING TO TAKE TO THEIR COMMUNITY, UH, TO GET BIG PROJECTS LIKE THIS DONE.

MOST OF THEM DECIDED NOT TO GO FORWARD, CAUSE YOU WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC AND THE RISKS WERE JUST TOO GREAT FOR THEM.

WE DECIDED TO GO FORWARD.

A COUPLE OF OTHER CITIES DECIDED TO GO FORWARD WITH US PORTLAND, UM, UH, COUNTY OUTSIDE OF, UH, ATLANTA.

UH, WE WERE THE ONE THAT PASSED, UH, AND I THINK THAT'S A REAL ACHIEVEMENT FOR OUR COMMUNITY, FOR THE, FOR THE VOTERS AND FOR THE RESIDENTS.

UH, IT ALSO SHOWED I THINK THE, THE AMOUNT OF WORK AND EFFORT THAT CAPITAL METRO HAD PUT INTO THIS, UM, UH, RANDY, YOUR, YOUR GROUP, UH, GINA, THE CITY OF AUSTIN STAFF.

I MEAN A LOT OF WORK AND EAT A LOT OF WORK.

EVERYBODY PUT IN TO GET US TO THIS PLACE AND THE THING PASSED, UH, AND THE GUN WENT OFF.

AND AS YOU SAID, MR. CHAIR, THE, UH, THE, THE PROGRESS HAS BEEN, UH, BREATHTAKING, BUT IT NEEDS TO BE, IF WE'RE GOING TO ACTUALLY MEET THE TIMELINE, THE DEADLINES THAT WE PROMISED THE COMMUNITY WE WOULD, UH, AND, UH, TODAY'S MEETING TAKES US ONE STEP FURTHER IN THAT DIRECTION.

EXCITED FOR EVERYBODY TO BE BACK AGAIN.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

UH, UH, CHAIR, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY SOME WORDS AS WELL BEFORE WE, UH, GET STARTED? WELL, THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR BEING HERE AND FOR BRINGING US TO THIS POINT IN TIME, IT TRULY IS AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE TO BE SERVING IN THIS CAPACITY AND TO BE REPRESENTING THE COMMUNITY HERE IN AUSTIN, AS WE IMPLEMENT AND ROLL UP OUR SLEEVES TO GET THIS DONE.

I KNOW THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A LOT OF NEGOTIATIONS GOING FORWARD, BUT I I'M REALLY EXCITED TO SEE ALL OF US HERE TOGETHER AND WORKING HAND-IN-HAND TO SEE THE FUTURE OF OUR MOBILITY AND AUSTIN BE WHAT WE ALL ENVISIONED IT CAN BE.

SO WITH THAT, UH, I WELCOME, UM, THE COMMUNITY TO SHARE THEIR PERSPECTIVES AND, AND I SECOND MAYOR RATHORE AND CHAIR COOPER AND RANDY AND EVERYONE THAT HAS WORKED SO HARD TO GET US TO THIS POINT.

AND, UM, THANK YOU EVERYONE.

AND LET'S GET GOING,

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UH, STAFF, I'M GOING TO NEED A LITTLE HELP.

WE'RE READY FOR OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

AND I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE A COUPLE OF SPEAKERS, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE.

SO IF YOU COULD INTRODUCE THEM, UH, TODAY WE HAVE MR. SHELL, PAULA CONNOLLY FIRST GOOD AFTERNOON, COUNCIL MEMBERS, CAPITAL METRO BOARD MEMBERS, DIRECTORS.

UM, THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND DILIGENCE.

I SERVE ON THE CAC AND WORK WITH THE ATX MOBILITY COALITION TO ENSURE THAT PROJECT CONNECT WILL FULLY LIVE UP TO ITS PROMISES TO THE VOTERS ABOUT EQUITY, ACCESSIBILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND ITS COMMITMENT TO PROACTIVELY ADDRESSING DISPLACEMENT TODAY, AS YOU BEGIN THE PROCESS OF REVIEWING THE JPA, I WANT TO SAY THAT AUSTIN'S MOBILITY, ADVOCATES, AND COMMUNITY ARE GOING TO BE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION EVERY STEP OF THE WAY WE ARE CAREFULLY REVIEWING EVERY WORD OF THE FIRST DRAFT AND WE'LL REVIEW EVERY SUBSEQUENT DRAFT.

AS WE HOPE TO COLLABORATE AND HIGHLIGHT AREAS WHERE THE JPA CAN BE IMPROVED.

WE ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEE THAT THE LANGUAGE AND THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ALREADY DEMONSTRATES A WILLINGNESS TO WORK WITH US AND INCORPORATE FEEDBACK.

WE HOPE THAT IN EVERY SECTION WE CAN FIND BALANCE WHILE IT'S NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO FORESEE ALL OF THE DETAILS IN SUCH A COMPLEX PROJECT.

WE MUST IDENTIFY PLACES WHERE THE LANGUAGE NEEDS TO PROVIDE CLARITY AROUND THE ROLES, RESPONSIBILITY, PROCESS, AND TIMELINE FOR THE ENGAGED PARTIES.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT.

WHAT LOOKS LIKE A DETAIL IN THIS DOCUMENT CAN TRANSFORM THE LIVES, HABITS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF AUSTINITES FOR DECADES TO COME.

THE ATX MOBILITY COALITION IS HERE.

WE HAVE OUR SLEEVES ROLLED UP AND WE'RE READY TO HELP.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NEXT.

WE HAVE BIZ ZENOBIA JOSEPH.

I HOPE IT SHE'LL JOIN US LATER.

WE CAN ALWAYS TRY AGAIN.

CHECK YOU SAID THAT'S IT.

THAT CONCLUDES IT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, WE'LL BEGIN OUR DISCUSSION TODAY WITH AN UPDATE ON PROJECT ON THE PROJECT CONNECT PROGRAM, A PREVIEW OF THE ANNUAL PROJECT CONNECT MANAGEMENT REPORT, JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT, AND THEN CONCURRENT ACTIONS THAT WILL BE ON OUR OCTOBER 29 JOINT MEETING AGENDA.

MS. NIERENBERG WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET US STARTED G2? GOOD AFTERNOON.

BOARD'S COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS JACKIE NIERENBERG.

I AM DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND INVOLVEMENT AT THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, AND IT IS MY PLEASURE TO KICK US OFF TODAY WITH A WALK THROUGH THE JOURNEY WE'VE TAKEN TOGETHER, WHICH HAS BEEN PRETTY AMAZING.

SO IN 2018, WE LAUNCHED OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS FOR THE ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS FOR PROJECT CONNECT.

UM, AND WE BEGAN OUR PLANNING IN EARNEST BY JUNE OF 2020.

WE HAD A SYSTEM PLAN AND A LOCALLY PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE OR ALTERNATIVES ADOPTED AND SUPPORTED BY JULY AND AUGUST OF 2020.

WE HAD AN INITIAL INVESTMENT APPROVED AND FINANCE AND GOVERNMENT GOVERNANCE MODEL APPROVED AND ELECTION WAS ORDERED FOR PROJECT CONNECT.

AND THEN AS WE ALL KNOW, NOVEMBER, 2020, THE PROJECT CONNECT PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY VOTERS BY 58% IN DECEMBER OF 2020, JUST A FEW WEEKS, WE HAD AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP ARTICLES, ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION FILED, AND THE ORGANIZATION WAS CREATED NOW IN 2021, WE HAD OUR FIRST ATP BOARD MEETING AND WE'RE DEVELOPING AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE PARTIES.

AND THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO COME AS A REMINDER, AS WE ALWAYS ASSUME THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE JOINING US TODAY WHO MAY NOT KNOW EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS PROGRAM.

UM, I'LL GO OVER THE COMPONENTS OF THE PROJECT CONNECT PROGRAM HERE.

SO WE HAVE THE ORANGE LINE, WHICH RUNS FROM THE NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER TO STASSNEY IN PHASE ONE AND ENHANCED METRO RAPID UNTIL THEN, UH, UNTIL THE SECOND PHASE, WE HAVE THE BLUE LINE, WHICH WILL TRAVEL ON THE RIVERSIDE QUARTER, ALSO LIGHT RAIL.

WE HAVE THE GOLD LINE, WHICH WILL BEGIN AS A METRO RAPID SERVICE.

UH, WE'RE DOING THE NEPA PROCESS OR THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY ON THE GOAL LINE SO THAT IT CAN BE IN THE FUTURE COMPLETED AS

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A LIGHT RAIL SERVICE, THE DOWNTOWN TUNNEL FOR THE ORANGE AND BLUE LINES, METRO RAPID, INCLUDING EXPO LINE PLEASANT VALLEY LINE AND THE BURNET TO MEN CHAKA OAK HILL LINE.

AND THEN THERE'S THE GREEN LINE TO COLONY PARK, WHICH WE WILL BE.

WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF THE NEPA, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY.

UM, IT'LL TAKE US TO FINAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.

WE HAVE RED LIGHT AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE METRO RAIL SERVICE THAT EXISTS TODAY, INCLUDING TWO NEW STATIONS, METRICS, BREASTS, AND PARK AND RIDES.

UM, NEIGHBORHOOD CIRCULATORS ALSO KNOWN AS PICKUP MAINTENANCE FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS, CUSTOMER TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS. AND OF COURSE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT INVESTMENTS OUR PROGRAM SEQUENCE PLAN.

UM, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE ARE IN YEAR ONE, THE GRAY THAT REPRESENTS YEAR ONE FOR THE ORANGE AND BLUE LINES, LIGHT RAIL SERVICES INCLUDES THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT OR NEPA PROCESS AND PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING THAT THE ROYAL BLUE REPRESENTS FINAL DESIGN AND PROCUREMENT AND THE DARK BLUE CONSTRUCTION AND COMMISSIONING.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE, THE LIGHT RAIL SERVICES ARE EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY YEAR NINE.

METRO RAIL IMPROVEMENTS IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS GREEN LINE, WE'LL LAUNCH THE PROCESS YEAR EIGHT TO BE COMPLETED IN YEAR 13.

THE METRO RAPIDS ARE ALREADY IN PROCESS.

WE ARE ALREADY IN FINAL DESIGN FOR THE FIRST TWO OF THOSE LINES.

UM, AND THEN WE HAVE THE GOLD LINE, WHICH WE ARE IN THE NEPA PROCESS.

NOW METRICS, PRESS, AND PARK AND RIDES TO BE COMPLETED BY YEAR NINE, METRO BUS AND METRO ACCESS BY YOUR SEVEN CUSTOMER TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS BY YEAR THREE AND ANTI-DISPLACEMENT INVESTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE LIFETIME OF THE PROGRAM.

AND AS WE KNOW, THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, WHICH WAS FORMED IN DECEMBER OF 2020 IS A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CORPORATION.

IT IS A PARTNERSHIP OF CAPITAL METRO AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND THAT MEANS THAT THIS PROGRAM WILL BE DELIVERED AS AN INTEGRATED PROGRAM BETWEEN THE THREE PARTNERS.

SO PROJECT CONNECT WILL INCLUDE THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS TO IMPLEMENT THE ORANGE LINE LIGHT RAIL SERVICE, THE BLUE LINE LIGHT RAIL SERVICE, THE TUNNEL, THE GREEN LINE PHASE ONE AND FACILITIES THEN CAPITAL METRO, WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS METRO RAPID METRO EXPRESS, THE NEIGHBORHOOD CIRCULATOR SERVICES CALLED PICKUP CUSTOMER TECHNOLOGY AND THE RED LINE IMPROVEMENTS PHASE ONE.

AND THEN THE CITY OF AUSTIN WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE TRANSIT SUPPORTIVE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT INVESTMENTS, UTILITIES, RELOCATION, PERMITTING, AND RIGHT AWAY, PAUSE HERE FOR A MOMENT BEFORE WE GO FORWARD.

THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS FOR MS. NIERENBERG.

I WILL MOVE AHEAD, UH, TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT AND THE ACTION THAT WE ANTICIPATE TO TAKE ON OCTOBER 29TH CINEMA.

I THINK WE MIGHT HAVE A QUESTION.

OH, MY APOLOGIES.

COUNCIL MEMBER, ACTUALLY, THIS IS MORE OF A QUESTION FOR THE, UM, PRO CHAIRS, HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROCEED.

I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS, BUT I'M HAPPY TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER WE GET THROUGH THE PRESENTATION, THAT MIGHT BE BETTER.

SAM AND JACKIE AND WHAT'S Y'ALL'S PREFERENCES.

WE'LL TAKE THEM SECTION OF THE TIME.

WELL, I HAVE ONE QUESTION ABOUT THE PROCESS GOING FORWARD, AND THEN I HAVE QUESTIONS THAT ARE REALLY MORE APPLICABLE TO THE JPA PROPOSED JPA ITSELF.

SO I THINK IF YOU WANT TO DIRECT QUESTIONS RELATIVE TO JACKIE'S PRESENTATION, NOW'S A GOOD TIME.

AND THEN I WOULD JUST ASK AT THE END OF EACH PRESENTATION, IF WE TAKE A PAUSE AND TAKE QUESTIONS THERE.

WELL, I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROCESS GOING FORWARD, BUT I'M NOT SURE IF Y'ALL ARE STILL GOING TO BE PRESENTING ON THAT OR WHETHER I SHOULD ASK THOSE NOW.

SO COUNCIL MEMBER, THERE WILL BE, UM, I'M GOING TO PRESENT ON THE CONTENT WITHIN THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT AND SOME OF THE OTHER AGREEMENTS THAT ARE ALREADY IN PLACE.

AND THEN AT THE VERY END OF THE DECK, WE'LL HAVE A SLIDE THAT SHOWS THE NEXT STEPS BETWEEN TODAY AND OCTOBER 29TH.

I'LL WAIT UNTIL THEN.

OKAY, THANKS.

GO AHEAD.

UNLESS THERE ARE OTHER QUESTIONS ON JACKSON'S PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, THANKS.

SO IN

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THE NEXT SLIDE, UH, WE HAVE OUR, UM, SUMMARY OF THE OCTOBER 29TH ACTION ITEMS. UM, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO LOOK AT THIS AND S BECAUSE WE ARE ASSEMBLED HERE, UM, AS THREE BODIES TO SEE HOW THESE ACTIONS ARE BROKEN UP, UH, BETWEEN EACH.

SO WE HAVE ATP BOARD ACTION, WHICH WILL BE A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING CITY OF AUSTIN STAFF, AND, UH, AND THE PREDICTABILITY ORDINANCE, WHICH WE'LL SPEAK TO HERE TOWARDS THE LATTER PART OF THIS PRESENTATION, CAPITAL METRO STANDALONE BOARD ACTION WITH A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING CITY OF AUSTIN STAFF DIRECTION AND THE PREDICTABILITY ORDINANCE AS WELL, CITY OF AUSTIN DIRECTION OR ACTION WITH THE RESOLUTION DIRECTING STAFF REGARDING PERMITTING AND REGULATIONS AND THE PREDICTABILITY ORDINANCE, AND THEN THE TRI-PARTY ACTION, WHICH IS THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT ITSELF.

AND, UM, THESE WOULD BE FOR OCTOBER 29TH, OBVIOUSLY TODAY, WE ARE JUST DISCUSSING AND TAKING QUESTIONS.

SO IN THE NEXT SLIDE, WE HAVE THE JPA TIMELINE AND, UM, AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO START WITH NOVEMBER 3RD.

SO WE'VE NOT ALL, UH, BEEN HERE IN ONE ROOM SINCE, UH, SINCE THE SUCCESSFUL ELECTION, BUT THE TIMELINE REALLY BEGAN THERE FOR THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT THROUGHOUT THE SPRING AND THE FALL.

THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT HAS BEEN GOING THROUGH, UH, EXHAUSTIVE DRAFTING AND, UH, AND REVISIONS AND NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE STAFFS OF CAPITAL METRO, THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE THREE ENTITIES AND THEIR STAFFS ARE WORKING INCREDIBLY CLOSELY TOGETHER, AND THIS PROCESS HAS BEEN A REALLY SPECIAL ONE.

WE'VE NOW FIND OURSELVES AT OCTOBER 4TH, UH, WHICH IS OUR WORK SESSION TO DISCUSS THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT, AS WELL AS OTHER PROGRAM UPDATES.

AND THEN TOMORROW EVENING AT 5:30 PM, THERE WILL BE A VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING WHERE WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS MOST OF THE CONTENT THAT WE DISCUSSED HERE TODAY, BUT IT'S MEANT TO GIVE THE PUBLIC AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR IT FOR THEMSELVES HERE AT, ON THEIR OWN TIME.

IT WILL BE RECORDED AND TO ASK QUESTIONS OF STAFF, AND THIS WILL KICK OFF, UM, A MONTH OF ENGAGEMENT BECAUSE WE WILL ALSO BE GOING TO OUR CAC AND OUR TAX AND OTHER ADVISORY BODIES.

AND THEN ON OCTOBER 29TH, WE HAVE THE SCHEDULED, UM, JOINT MEETING TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE JPA.

AND THEN FROM NOVEMBER UNTIL, UH, THE MIDDLE PART OR LATER PART OF 2022, THE BODIES WILL APPROVE OTHER ACTION FOR PROJECT CONNECT, IMPLEMENTATION AS NEEDED.

SO JPA ACTIONS TO DATE.

CAUSE I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE, UH, WHAT WE HAVE ALL DONE AS BOARDS, AS COUNCIL, UH, LEADING UP TO THIS.

SO IN OCTOBER, 2020, THERE WAS THE INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT TO CREATE THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.

AND THEN FOLLOWING THE ELECTION IN DECEMBER OF 2020, THERE WERE JOINT RESOLUTIONS CREATING THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, ADEPT APPROVING, AND ADOPTING THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND BYLAWS.

BEFORE WE FILED OUR INCORPORATION PAPERS WITH THE STATE, THERE WAS ALSO AN AMENDMENT TO THE AUGUST, 2020 INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT AT THAT SAME DECEMBER MEETING BY CAPITOL METRO IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN RELATED TO THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE IN JANUARY, ONCE THE ATP WAS UP AND RUNNING THE ATP BOARD AND CAPITOL METRO ENTERED INTO AN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT RELATED TO ADMINISTRATIVE AND CORPORATE SUPPORT FUNCTIONS OR SHARED SERVICES, UH, FOR THE ATP AND ALSO THE DIRECTION FOR CAPITAL METRO TO IMPLEMENT CERTAIN PROJECTS THAT ARE PART OF THE PROJECT CONNECT PROGRAM.

AND YOU SAW THAT IN JACKIE'S EARLIER SLIDE ABOUT HOW THE THREE ENTITIES DIVIDE UP THE WORK OF THE PROGRAM IN MARCH.

THERE WERE TWO ATP AND CITY OF AUSTIN, UH, ILS, ONE RELATED TO THE TRANSFER OF FUNDING FROM, UH, THE ATP TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN FOR THE, UM, FOR ANTI-DISPLACEMENT F OR FOR THE PROJECT CONNECT PROGRAM, UH, PROJECT CONNECT OFFICE, AND THEN THE INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT RELATED TO THE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT INVESTMENTS.

AND THEN IN JULY, UM, THERE WAS AN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF AUSTIN ATP RELATED TO PROCEDURES FOR TRANSFERRING THE PROPOSITION, A TAX REVENUE FROM THE CITY TO THE ATP AS REQUIRED BY THE CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS.

SO DOCUMENTS THAT HAVE JPA DIRECTION.

UM, THERE WERE CERTAIN DOCUMENTS THAT HAD REQUIRED ELEMENTS OR TERMS, UH, THAT WERE ALWAYS INTENDED TO BE INCLUDED IN THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND, UM, CAPITOL METRO AND THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ONE OF THOSE IS THE CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS, WHICH WAS APPROVED IN AUGUST OF 2020 CAPITAL METRO'S CONCURRENT COMMUNITY COMMITMENT RESOLUTION, WHICH WAS THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD EXPRESSING SOME OF THE SAME SENTIMENTS AS CITY COUNCIL AND AUGUST, 2020, AND THE INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF AUSTIN CAPITAL METRO CREATING THE ATP.

UM, AND THEN THOSE LATER DECEMBER RESOLUTIONS,

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THOSE ARE REALLY THE FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR THE ATP AND FOR THE PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO YOU CAN SEE HERE IN YOUR PACKET, AND YOU'VE SEEN HERE IN SOME OF THE BRIEFINGS AND THEN THE ONLINE POSTINGS, HERE'S WHAT WE'RE CALLING THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT, REQUIREMENTS CROSSWALK, AND YOU CAN SEE UP IN THE UPPER, RIGHT? AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE WATCHING THIS AT HOME OR AT THEIR OFFICES, YOU CAN SEE IN THE UPPER RIGHT, WE'VE GOT A KEY HERE THAT SHOWS WHICH REQUIREMENTS COME FROM THE CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS, WHICH WAS APPROVED BY THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL LAST YEAR, WHICH WERE FROM THE CAPITOL METRO COMMUNITY COMMITMENT RESOLUTION, WHICH WAS PASSED BY THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD, WHICH WERE, UM, BOTH IN THE CONTRACT FOR VOTERS IN COMMUNITY COMMITMENT.

AND THEN FINALLY THE ONES, UH, REQUIREMENTS THAT WERE IN THE INNER LOCAL CREATING THE ETP.

SO I WON'T READ EVERY WORD THAT IS HERE, BUT I DO WANT TO HIT ON SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE.

YOU CAN SEE THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN CONTRACT WITH VOTERS, UH, REQUIRED THE TRANSFER OF TAX REVENUE FROM THE CITY TO THE ETP AND TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE TO DO SO.

AND YOU CAN SEE HERE ON THE RIGHT WE'VE EXPLAINED HOW THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.

SO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ON THE LEFT, YOU'VE GOT WHAT THE REQUIREMENT IS AND ON THE RIGHT, HOW THAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED, WHETHER IT'S ALREADY BEEN TAKEN CARE OF WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF, OR WILL BE ADDRESSED BY THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT HERE, YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE REQUIREMENTS IN BLUE FROM THE CAPITAL METRO COMMUNITY COMMITMENT RESOLUTION.

ONE OF THEM WAS DEDICATING THE BALANCE OF CAPITAL METRO CAPITAL EXPANSION FUND TO SEED SOME OF THE EARLY PROJECTS WITHIN THE PROJECT CONNECT PROGRAM, AS WELL AS, UH, A COMMITMENT TO TRANSFER FUNDS THAT ARE RECEIVED FROM THE DEPARTMENT, US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

AND THAT WILL BE HANDLED THROUGH GRANT SPECIFIC ILS.

ONCE THOSE GRANTS ARE IN HAND, NEXT SLIDE HERE IN PURPLE.

YOU CAN SEE REQUIREMENTS THAT WERE IN THE CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS, AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY COMMITMENT RESOLUTION.

ONE HERE IS RELATED TO THE BETTER BUILDER PROGRAM OR SIMILAR, UH, AS WELL AS REQUIREMENTS OF OSHA, 10 TRAINING FOR WORKERS, OSHA 34 SUPERVISORS, UM, WORKERS' COMPENSATION ONSITE, INDEPENDENT MONITORING.

THESE VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE ATP BOARD AT THE OCTOBER 20TH, REGULAR ATP BOARD MEETINGS.

SO THE ATP BOARD, BECAUSE THEY WILL BE THE ONES ISSUING THE CONTRACTS RELATED TO THESE PROJECTS WILL TAKE ACTION IN OCTOBER, UM, REQUIRING OR DIRECTING STAFF TO INCORPORATE THIS INTO ADP CONTRACTS GOING FORWARD.

ALSO IMPORTANT NOTE THAT CAPITAL METRO CONTRACTS HAVE LIVING WAGE WORKER COMPENSATION, OSHA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, AND ONSITE MONITORING.

AND THAT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE BECAUSE CAPITAL METRO, AS JACKIE MENTIONED, IS WORKING ON METRO RAPID, FOR INSTANCE, AS WELL AS SOME OTHER INVESTMENTS.

ALSO, YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT THERE WAS A REQUIREMENT IN THE CONTRACT VOTERS AND THE COMMUNITY COMMITMENT RESOLUTION RELATED TO PREVAILING WAGE, UM, UNDER THE DAVIS BACON ACT OR LIVING WAGE THAT WILL ALSO BE IN THE RESOLUTION THAT THE ETP BOARD WILL CONSIDER.

NEXT SLIDE.

UH, ONE SLIDE BACK, PLEASE.

AND, UM, THEN A THIRD ITEM THAT WILL BE IN THAT OCTOBER ATP RESOLUTION, UH, WILL RELATE TO A BUSINESS, UM, UH, MITIGATION, UH, BUSINESS IMPACT MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN A PROGRAM RELATED TO BUSINESS IMPACTS DURING CONSTRUCTION.

NOW YOU CAN ALSO SEE THAT THE, UH, THERE IS A REQUIREMENT FROM BOTH THE CONTRACT, THE VOTERS AND THE COMMUNITY COMMITMENT RELATED TO DBE.

UH, THE ATP BOARD ADOPTED A DBE GOAL AT THEIR SEPTEMBER, UH, 2021 BOARD MEETING CAPITOL, METRO APPROVED A RESOLUTION FUNDING, AVAILABILITY AND DISPARITY STUDY TO ASSIST CAPITAL METRO AND THE ATP ON DBE GOLD DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE PROCUREMENTS.

UM, AND DBE GOALS MAY BE UPDATED AND BROUGHT BACK TO THE ATP BOARD FOR APPROVAL BASED ON THAT STUDY.

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AND THEN HERE WE HAVE ITEMS THAT ARE IN THE FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENT FOR THE ATP FROM AUGUST OF 2020.

ONE IS A REQUIREMENT THAT THE ATP PRESENT AN ANNUAL MANAGER MANAGEMENT REPORT THAT WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE OCTOBER 29TH JOINT MEETING.

UM, ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THAT SAME REQUIREMENT, UH, HAD MENTIONED OF AN AUDITOR AND THE ATP BOARD IS IN THE PROCESS OF HIRING AN INDEPENDENT AUDITOR WHO WILL REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE ATP BOARD.

AND THEN, UM, FURTHER DELINEATION OF ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CAC.

UH, THE PROJECT CONNECTS CAC HAS BEEN FORMED, HAS HELD MEETINGS, ADOPTED BYLAWS.

UM, AND THIS IS ALL BASED ON CITY COUNCIL AND CAPITAL METRO DIRECTION.

UH, SO THE CAC IS UP AND RUNNING NEXT SLIDE.

NOW THESE ITEMS HERE, UH, RELATE TO THE JPA.

SO THEY RELATE TO WHAT WILL BE CONSIDERED ON OCTOBER 29TH.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE, AND HOPEFULLY THIS PRESENTATION GIVES YOU A SENSE OF THE JPA STRUCTURE

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IS THAT IT IS MEANT TO SPEAK TO THE THINGS THAT THE THREE PARTIES NEED TO TAKE ACTION ON AND SPEAK TO THE REQUIREMENTS FROM CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS, THE COMMUNITY COMMITMENT AND THE FOUNDATIONAL ILS FOR THE ATP THAT WE ARE, WE ARE SHOWING THE COMMUNITY AND WE'RE SHOWING EACH OTHER, UH, HOW, HOW WE'RE TAKING CARE OF THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

SO YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT THE JPA SHALL INCLUDE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CORPORATE FUNCTIONS, FINANCIAL POLICIES, FUNDING, ALLOCATIONS TERMS, AND CONDITIONS RELATED TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

AND YOU CAN SEE HERE ON THE RIGHT, UH, HOW THOSE ARE BEING ACCOMPLISHED, NOT ONLY THE JPA, BUT ALSO SOME OF THE EXISTING AND ALREADY APPROVED DOCUMENTS.

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WE ALSO HAVE, UM, ITEMS RELATED TO UTILITIES UTILITY AND RIGHT-OF-WAY AGREEMENTS.

SO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT STAFF ARE DEVELOPING A UTILITY RULES OF PRACTICE AND DIRECTION TO USE THE UTILITY RULES OF PRACTICE OR EUROPE IS INCLUDED IN THE DRAFT JPA.

AND THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS RELATED TO RIGHT AWAY IN REAL ESTATE AS NEEDED AS THE PROJECT IS THE PROGRAM PROGRESSES ALSO DESIGN REVIEW AND PERMITTING STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT OF A DBE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OF WORKER SAFETY WAGE REQUIREMENTS, AS WELL AS A ROBUST COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS.

AND THE JPA INCLUDES LANGUAGE WITH PRINCIPLES AND COMMITMENTS RELATED TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

A COUPLE OF OTHER ADDITIONAL JPA HIGHLIGHTS.

IT FORMALIZES THE PARTY'S COMMITMENTS TO CONTINUE TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS FOCUSING ON FOCUSED ON SEEKING OUT PRIORITY POPULATIONS.

IT ALSO ESTABLISHES THAT THE FINANCIAL MODEL AND SEQUENCING PLAN SHALL BE UPDATED AND REVIEWED ANNUALLY.

ONCE THE LIGHT RAIL PROJECT COMPONENTS REACH 30% DESIGN, THE JPA ALSO DIRECTS FOR THE CREATION AND USE OF UTILITY RULES PRACTICE, WHICH I ALREADY MENTIONED, UH, WHICH IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, ALSO JPA REQUIREMENTS IN PRACTICE.

SO METRO RAPID CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT, THIS IS A CAPITAL METRO CONTRACT THAT WAS, THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD, UH, CAPITAL METRO BOARD IN OCTOBER OF 2021.

IT IS IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE CONTRACT, WITH THE VOTERS AND THE COMMUNITY COMMITMENT, AND IT INCORPORATES ONSITE MONITORING INDEPENDENT OF THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES, 10 HOUR OSHA APPROVED TRAINING FOR WORKERS, 30 HOUR OSHA APPROVED TRAINING FOR SUPERVISORS, $15 AN HOUR MINIMUM PAY WITH IN COMPLIANCE WITH DAVIS BACON ACT COMPLIANCE WITH DBE PROGRAM AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE, WHICH IS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW.

AND THEN FINALLY FOR MY PORTION, UM, IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT CAPITAL METRO AND THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP ARE CURRENTLY AT RECRUITING FOR A DIRECTOR OF WORKFORCE PLANNING.

WE ARE COLLABORATIVELY ENGAGING THE ATU, WHICH IS THE LABOR UNION FOR TRANSIT WORKERS HERE IN AUSTIN ON OPERATION STAFFING GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITIES.

ALSO COLLABORATIVELY ENGAGING PARTNERS, SUCH AS WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS, LABOR STAKEHOLDERS, SCHOOLS THAT COULD BE THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT OR LOCAL ISD FROM ACROSS CENTRAL TEXAS TO CREATE A WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES.

ALSO THE DISPARITY STUDY AND AVAILABILITY STUDY THAT I MENTIONED EARLIER, UH, THE STUDY WAS APPROVED BY THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD TO EVALUATE A DBE PROGRAM, IDENTIFY MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED FIRMS WITHIN THE AUSTIN MARKET AND GUIDE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW DBE GOALS.

THE GOAL SETTING IS DUE TO BE COMPLETED BY SPRING OF 2022 FOR CAPITAL METRO AND FALL OF 2022 FOR FUTURE ATP PROJECT CONNECT TRANSIT PROJECTS.

I KNOW THAT THAT IS A LOT OF INFORMATION AND A LOT OF TEXTS, BUT I HOPE THAT THAT GIVES YOU A SENSE OF THE STRUCTURE OF THE DOCUMENT THAT WE'RE DISCUSSING TODAY AND WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ACTION ON OCTOBER 29TH.

DO YOU WANT TO PAUSE HERE FOR QUESTIONS OR DO YOU WANT TO KEEP GOING, DO PAUSE HERE? QUESTIONS FOR MR. SERGEANT, ANY COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN? UM, YES, I HAVE, UH, I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS.

I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU THE SUBJECT AREAS AND JUST TO ASK ONE SO THAT IF OTHERS HAVE QUESTIONS TOO, I CAN DEFER TO THEM.

SO, UM, I AM GOING TO GO AHEAD AND ASK YOU ABOUT PROCESS JUST BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE SURE I UNDERSTAND THAT.

AND THEN I HAVE QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

UM, THE J HAVING ITEMS IN THE JPA VERSUS AN INDIVIDUAL AGREEMENTS, THE FINANCIAL MODEL AND SEQUENCING, UH, PERMITTING DV AND, UM, SOME OTHER RELATED QUESTIONS.

SO I'LL JUST ASK ABOUT THE, UM, LET'S JUST FOR MY COLLEAGUES TO LET YOU KNOW THE KINDS OF QUESTIONS THAT I'LL BE ASKING.

SO LET ME JUST ASK ABOUT PROCESS RIGHT NOW.

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SO AS I UNDERSTAND IT, WE HAVE A, THERE'S A PUBLIC, UM, MEETING TOMORROW.

IF I HEARD THAT CORRECTLY, UM, I DON'T AT THIS POINT, SEE ANY OTHER ACTIONS BETWEEN OCTOBER 5TH AND OCTOBER 9TH, 29TH, BUT, UM, I THINK YOU MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT BRINGING THESE TO VARIOUS COMMITTEES.

CAN YOU SPEAK A LITTLE BIT MORE SPECIFICALLY TO THAT? OF COURSE, I DON'T HAVE THE DATES IN FRONT OF ME, BUT WE ARE GOING TO GO IN FRONT OF A RESCHEDULED MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT IS IT'S ON THE SEVEN.

THANK YOU.

AND THEN ALSO GOING IN FRONT OF THE, UH, THE THREE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES, AS WELL AS THE CAPITAL METRO ACCESS AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

UM, SO I BELIEVE THAT THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT WE HAVE ON THE BOOK, AS WELL AS THE PECAN AND THE ITECH, WHICH IS THE, UM, INTERAGENCY TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP.

AND THEN DURING THE MEETING TOMORROW, WE WILL BE ENCOURAGING FOLKS AND GIVING THEM THE CONTACT INFORMATION SO THAT IF THEY, UH, ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THEIR IN PERSON OR HAVE QUESTIONS AFTER THE VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING, THAT THEY KNOW WHO TO REACH OUT TO.

OKAY.

AND SO COULD YOU JUST PROVIDE US WITH A COPY OF THAT SCHEDULE SO THAT WE, WE KNOW WHEN THOSE MEETINGS ARE, AND, UM, AND IF YOU COULD JUST INDICATE WHICH THOSE MEETINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE PUBLIC TO WATCH, UM, AND, AND, OR, UM, PARTICIPATE IN, OR PROVIDE TESTIMONY IN, IF YOU COULD INDICATE THAT ON THE LIST THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US, UM, ALSO THAT BE HELPFUL TO UNDERSTAND.

UM, AND THEN, UM, SO PUBLIC FEEDBACK, HOW CAN WE GET A COPY OF THAT? WHAT'S THE PROCESS THERE? SO WITH THE VIRTUAL FORMAT, IT ACTUALLY MAKES IT VERY EASY TO CAPTURE THAT FEEDBACK.

SO WE DO THAT VIA NOT ONLY RECORDING THE MEETING, BUT ALSO VIA THE CHAT FEATURE IN THE ZOOM WEBINAR.

UM, AND SO WE WILL BE CREATING A COMPILATION OF THOSE COMMENTS AND CAN PROVIDE A REPORT.

OKAY.

SO WE CAN GET THE ACTUAL COMMENTS IN A COMPILE FORM, BUT WE CAN SEE THE ORIGINAL COMMENTS AND THEY'LL ALSO BE, UM, LOADED INTO OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIBRARY, UM, ON THE PROJECT CONNECT WEBSITE.

OKAY.

THEN, UH, THE, MY OTHER QUESTION IS, SO I SEE THAT THIS BODY DOESN'T MEET AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 29TH, ALTHOUGH I THINK SOME OF US HAVE MEETINGS IN BETWEEN.

SO, SO THIS IS SET UP SUCH THAT THE NEXT TIME THAT PEOPLE CAN TESTIFY IN FRONT OF US IS ON THE SAME DAY AS WE VOTE.

SO I JUST, I'M JUST FLAGGING THAT FOR FOLKS THAT MIGHT BE FINE, BUT, UH, WE MAY NEED TO THINK ABOUT ON OUR VARIOUS BODIES WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO COME IN AND, UH, TESTIFY TO US BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, TESTIFYING ON THE SAME DAY THAT WE VOTE.

AND IT'S THE OTHER PROBLEM WITH THAT IS WE WON'T HAVE A CHANCE AS A BODY TO TALK THROUGH THINGS ON THE SAME DAY.

I MEAN, WE CAN DO IT ON THE SAME DAY AS WE VOTE.

I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT, UM, AND JUST FLAG FOR MY COLLEAGUES THAT AS WE GO ALONG, WE MAY NEED TO THINK ABOUT OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE SOME CONVERSATIONS AMONGST OURSELVES AND WITH EACH OTHER.

UM, I DON'T WANT TO PRESUPPOSE THAT.

I REALLY, UH, LET ME BACK UP FOR A MINUTE AND SAY, THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

I KNOW YOU'VE WORKED VERY, VERY HARD TO GET US TO THIS POINT, AND IT'S VERY MUCH APPRECIATED AND I APPRECIATED, UM, GETTING THE DOCUMENTS WHEN WE GOT THEM.

AND SO I'VE HAD A CHANCE TO READ SOME OF THEM, BUT I CERTAINLY HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO THOROUGHLY DIGEST IT.

SO TODAY I'LL BE ABLE TO TALK WITH MY COLLEAGUES ABOUT A FEW THINGS, BUT NOT ALL OF IT.

AND, UM, AND SO IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME MORE THINKING.

SO THE SCHEDULE MAY BE FINE, I'M JUST FLAGGING IT.

AND WE MAY NEED TO THINK ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR INDIVIDUAL BODIES, UH, TO HAVE A CHANCE TO TALK WITH EACH OTHER.

AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE SPACE ON OCTOBER 29TH.

UM, IF THERE ARE ISSUES THAT WE NEED TO TALK THROUGH, THAT WE CAN DO THAT.

SO, UM, SO THOSE ARE THE THINGS I WANTED TO JUST FLAG FROM A PROCESS STANDPOINT.

I WON'T ASK MY OTHER QUESTIONS AT THE MOMENT.

I'LL GIVE OTHERS A CHANCE TO ASK.

I'VE GOT A COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR AND THEN COUNCIL MEMBER POOL.

THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY IN THERE? YEAH.

GREAT.

UM, SO I APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK THAT HAS GONE INTO GETTING US THIS FAR AND WANT TO PARTICULARLY THINK, UM, OUR VOLUNTEERS ON THE ATP BOARD WHO ARE, UM, TAKING ON THE NEXT BATON HERE, UM, REALLY APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING.

I HAD A COUPLE QUESTIONS THAT

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ARE RELATED TO THIS.

I THINK THEY'RE ALL PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

UM, YOU MENTIONED THE DISPARITY STUDY AND I WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING A DISPARITY STUDY AT THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

I BELIEVE WE SHOULD BE GETTING THE RESULTS FROM THAT PRETTY SOON.

UH, WANTED TO UNDERSTAND HOW THERE WAS OVERLAPPING WORK AND HOW YOU WERE BUILDING OFF OF THE WORK THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS ALREADY DONE.

UM, WITH RESPECT TO OUR MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES.

SAM, CAN YOU TAKE THAT OR PRESIDENT OF CLARK? I'M NOT SURE THAT I HAVE THE LATEST ON THE B OVERLAPPING WORK, EXCUSE ME, I WILL TAKE THE BEST SHOT OF THAT COUNCIL MEMBER.

AND THEN WE CAN ALWAYS HAVE, UH, BOTH THE, UH, THE DBE AND EQUITY LEAD AT BOTH ATP AND THE DIRECTOR AT CAPITAL METRO WHO ARE LEADING THAT EFFORT, UH, REACH OUT AND CONFIRM MORE DETAILS WITH YOU, BUT IN IS THEY WILL BE LOOKING AT A UNIQUE DISPARITY STUDY AND AVAILABILITY STUDY BECAUSE OF THE UNIQUE TYPES OF WORK THAT WILL BE PROCURING.

SO ALL OF US DO THESE SAME TYPES OF PROCESSES, BUT DONE THROUGH DIFFERENT LENSES OF THE TYPES OF WORKS THAT EACH BODY CONTRACTS FOR.

SO I BELIEVE THAT THERE'LL BE USING THE CITY STUDY.

I BELIEVE THE COUNTY, IF I RECALL A VICE-CHAIR IS ALSO INVOLVED IN THAT USING THAT AS CERTAINLY A PIECE OF MATERIAL.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS IT'S THE SAME CONSULTANT THAT IS DOING THE CITIES AND COUNTIES WORK IS DOING OURS.

SO THE IDEA IS TO USE ALL THAT FOUNDATIONAL WORK.

AND THEN I THINK PUT IT INTO VERY SPECIFIC CATEGORIES, RELATE TO THE TYPES OF PROCUREMENTS THAT ULTIMATELY ATP AND CAP METRO WOULD PROCURE.

SO OBVIOUSLY THE AVAILABILITY OF SAY PEOPLE DOING RAIL SIGNALING WORK IS DIFFERENT THAN MAYBE THE CITY WOULD BE BIDDING ON PARKS OR OTHER TYPES OF EQUIPMENT OR THAT TYPE OF THING.

BUT I THINK IT'S ALL CONNECTED FROM AN UNDERLYING AVAILABILITY AND DISPARITY WITHIN THE COMMUNITY AND IN BROKEN DOWN BY CATEGORIES.

BUT I W I CAN GET THAT A LITTLE BIT, PROBABLY CLEANER DETAIL OUT TO YOU IN YOUR OFFICE.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND I WAS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN SORT OF SOME OF THE UNDERLYING METHODOLOGY, BECAUSE I THINK WE HAD TRIED DOING ONE AND THEN WE STOPPED IT BECAUSE THERE WERE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER THE METHODOLOGY WAS REALLY GETTING US A CLEAR PICTURE.

I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT APPLIES TO THE PARTICULAR CONTRACTS THAT WERE GOING OUT FOR, UM, IN THIS CASE, BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT, THAT THOSE LESSONS IN THOSE LEARNING, IN THAT APPROACH FOR WE'RE TAKING CARE OF.

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

UM, AND THEN, UM, TWO OTHER QUESTIONS.

UM, I, I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND APPRENTICESHIPS, UM, YOU KNOW, TO HELP FOLKS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO TRANSITION INTO THESE HIGHER PAYING JOBS.

UM, BUT I WOULD LIKE A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION THAT'S BEEN PROVIDED TO US THUS FAR ABOUT WHAT THE PLANS ARE FOR THOSE APPRENTICESHIPS, GIVEN THE JOB MARKET, GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF CONSTRUCTION GOING ON IN OUR COMMUNITY.

I THINK THIS IS NOT JUST A NICE TO HAVE ADD ON IT IS INTEGRAL AND CRITICAL FOR US TO GET THE WORK DONE.

UM, SO I WANTED TO ASK YOU TO SPEAK TO THAT, AND THEN I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION AFTER THAT THE TEAM IS LOOKING AT ME AGAIN, COUNCIL MEMBER, I GUESS I'M ON THE HOT SEAT HERE.

I THINK I'LL TAKE A CRACK AT THAT, WHICH IS ON BEHALF OF THE ORGANIZATION.

COULDN'T AGREE MORE.

THERE IS NO CHANCE OF DOING THESE PROJECTS CORRECTLY.

IF WE DON'T DEVELOP A WORKFORCE TO HELP DELIVER THIS PROGRAM, THIS PROGRAM IS LARGER THAN ANYTHING THIS REGION HAS EVER ATTEMPTED.

AND AT THE SAME TIME WE PLAN ON DOING THIS I 35 TO SOME CAPACITY, I ASSUME WE'LL BE MOVING FORWARD AT SOME CAPACITY AIRPORT, I BELIEVE IS LOOKING TO EXPAND THERE'S WHOLE KENNEL PARKWAY.

AND OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A TOWER CRANE ON EVERY CORNER IN THE CITY.

SO, UH, THE AVAILABILITY OF WORKFORCE TODAY IS SOMEWHAT OF AN ISSUE.

AND WE KNOW WE HAVE TO GET WORKERS TRAINED AND, AND BE PART OF THAT PROGRAM FOR THE FUTURE.

UM, PART OF THAT ALSO IS DEVELOPING PEOPLE, NOT JUST THE WE'LL BUILD THE BUILD THESE LINES AND PART OF THE PROGRAM IT'S THEN X AMOUNT OF THOSE PEOPLE THEN BECOME CAP METRO EMPLOYEES LONG-TERM TO DO ENGINEERING, OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM.

SO AS SAM, I BELIEVE HAVE THE SAME MENTIONED, WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF RECRUITING NOW FOR DIRECTOR OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, WE'VE HAD SOME EXPLORATORY CONVERSATIONS WITH BOTH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF EDUCATION SCHOOLS IN THE AREA PLUS WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS, AND SOME OTHERS.

WE KNOW WE NEED TO DEVELOP A REALLY, UH, BROAD BASED PROGRAM, UH, TO, TO, TO GET THESE TYPES OF WORKERS.

SOME OF IT IS INCREDIBLY SPECIALIZED WORKERS TOO.

SO SOMEONE LIKE SAY A RAIL SIGNALING, UH, INSPECTOR OR ENGINEER CAN'T JUST BE MADE OVERNIGHT AND INVOLVES YEARS AND YEARS OF TRAINING.

UM, SO WE, WE KNOW WE HAVE TO WORK ON THIS.

IT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE REALLY COMMITTED TO 2022, WE HAVE TO GET THIS RIGHT, BECAUSE WE'LL NEED PEOPLE IN THE PIPELINE FOR 24, 25, 26 ALL THE WAY THROUGH 2030.

UM, SO I WISH I HAD A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAILS.

I WOULD SAY IT'S LIKE A LITTLE BIT EVERYTHING IN THE PROGRAM WHERE WE'RE BUILDING THE TRAIN A LITTLE BIT AS WE'RE DRIVING IT.

WE'RE NOT A BIG TRANSIT BASED CULTURE AND COMMUNITY HERE IN AUSTIN.

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HENCE WHY THIS PROGRAM IS SO IMPORTANT.

SO WE WILL BE LEARNING FROM OTHER REGIONS OF HOW THEY DEVELOP WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

WE KNOW THOUGH WE HAVE TO DO THIS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE, AGAIN, PEOPLE LIKE WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS OR THE SCHOOLS THAT REALLY CONCENTRATE IN THIS AREA.

AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO END UP BEING AN INCREDIBLE PART OF THE PROGRAM.

NOT LIKE YOU SAID, NOT AN AFTERTHOUGHT OR JUST A NICE TO HAVE, IT'S GOING TO BE INTEGRAL FOR US TO SUCCESSFULLY DELIVER THIS PROGRAM.

THANK YOU.

AND IF WE CAN, UM, MAKE SURE THAT AT LEAST THE COUNCIL IS GETTING AN UPDATE ON THOSE PROGRAMS SO THAT WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN OR SHARE IDEAS OR THOUGHTS.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE REALLY IMPORTANT.

AND THEN I HAVE A SPECIFIC QUESTION ON THE GPA WITH RESPECT TO FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT CONNECT OFFICE, UM, THE COMMITMENT BY ATP TO PAY FOR THE PROJECT CONNECT STAFF, UM, IS IN THE COUNCIL RESPONSIBILITY SECTION.

I WOULD LIKE TO UNDERSTAND WHY IT IS NOT IN THE ATP SECTION AS WELL, OR IN ADDITION TO WE'RE EXCHANGING MEANINGFUL GLANCES.

UM, IF YOU HANG ON, I CAN TELL YOU ONE SECOND TO GET TO ANOTHER SCREEN HERE.

YEAH.

SO UNDER SECTION 5, 2 5, 2, 1 1, IT INCLUDES, UH, I'M SORRY, THAT'S IT THE WRONG ONE.

OKAY.

I WANT TO KNOW WHY IT'S NOT IN SECTION 4.3, BUT IT IS RATHER ON PAGE 17 IS WHAT I HAVE IN MY NOTES.

SECTION 4.3 IS THE COMMITMENTS OF A TEEPEE.

AND THE COUNCIL RESPONSIBILITIES IS IN SECTION 5.2 AND IT'S IN THERE.

AND IT SAYS THAT THERE'S A RESPONSIBILITY.

I THINK IT'S ON PAGE SEVEN SCHEME.

AND THIS MAY BE, YOU KNOW, A QUESTION OF ORGANIZATION OF THE DOCUMENT.

UM, I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER, IF YOU REFERRING TO, I GUESS, WHILE THE TEAM LOOKS OVER THE DOCUMENT HERE AND ASHLEY CASEY, I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN INVOLVED.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INSIGHT.

I THINK IF YOU'RE REFERRING TO SECTION 5.2 0.1 0.3 VERY GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT THAT WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER HERE, THAT SECTION I THINK IS RELATION TO THE CITY'S RESPONSIBILITY.

SO IT WOULD BE PROVIDED.

FUNDING IS AVAILABLE AND THEN IT'S THE CITY, WELL STAFF, THOSE POSITIONS, I THINK WHAT YOU'RE YOU'RE MAYBE, UH, INFERRING IS THERE SHOULD BE A REPRESENT FOUR THAT SAYS ATP WILL FUND THOSE STAFF.

AND THEN THERE MAY BE A DISCONNECT THERE, EVEN THOUGH THAT OBVIOUSLY THAT IS THE INTENT.

AND SO I'LL JUST ASK THE TEAM TO GO BACK TO THAT DOCUMENT AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE, UH, THOSE TWO THINGS ARE MARRIED UP BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THERE WAS AN ILA TO DO THAT.

SO IF WE'RE MISSING THAT NUANCE, WE'LL, WE'LL MAKE SURE WE GET THAT.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER, I'VE GOT A COUNCIL MEMBER POOL.

UH, THANKS SO MUCH.

UM, I WANTED TO THANK THE STAFF FOR THE DOCUMENT HERE AND SPECIFICALLY THE CROSSWALK.

IT LOOKS, UM, IT'S REALLY HELPFUL AND IT LOOKS COMPLETE, BUT I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY ELEMENTS THAT MAYBE WERE MISSED THAT WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THE CROSSWALK OR IF IT IS INDEED COMPLETE.

SO THAT'S THE FIRST QUESTION.

I BELIEVE THAT THE CROSSWALK SHOULD BE FAIRLY COMPLETE.

ALTHOUGH THERE WERE A COUPLE OF SLIDES THAT I TOUCHED ON AFTER THE CROSSWALK TO MAKE SURE THAT WE, UM, TALKED ABOUT, UH, NOT ONLY THE UTILITY RULES OF PRACTICE AND A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAILED, UM, AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS.

AND THEN, UH, MAKING MORE MENTION AS RANDY DID, OF THE FACT THAT THESE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING IS GOING TO BE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO GETTING THIS PROGRAM DELIVERED.

I WOULD SAY OTHERWISE, I BELIEVE THE CROSSWALK IS, IS FAIRLY COMPREHENSIVE.

THAT'S GREAT.

AND I'LL, I'LL BE LOOKING AT IT AGAIN.

I'VE GOT THE INFORMATION, UM, IN ADVANCE OF TODAY, AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT, BUT DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GO THROUGH EVERYTHING.

REALLY.

FINALLY, I AM CURIOUS ABOUT ONE OTHER THING AND THAT'S APPROVALS AND WAIVERS TO THE APPROVAL PROCESSES.

I THINK THAT LET'S SEE, AND ONE, THE B IT RESOLVES, YOU GIVES BLANKET APPROVALS TO WAIVE THE CODE, EXCEPT FOR THE TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA MANUAL TO THE CITY MANAGER AND OUR APPROVAL PROCESSES.

AND A WAIVER PROCESSES ARE REALLY IMPORTANT.

THEY OBVIOUSLY ENSURE ALIGNMENT WITH CITY POLICIES, BUT THEY ALSO GIVE THE CITY AN OPPORTUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT INFORMATION THAT'S IMPORTANT TO THE COMMUNITY.

SO I NOTE THAT THE CRITERIA MANUAL IS MENTIONED, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THAT'S IT.

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SO THE PIECE THAT'S BEING WAIVED WOULD BE FROM OUR ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS, WHICH WOULD BE WATER, QUALITY AND DRAINAGE.

AND THESE ARE REALLY KEY ELEMENTS OF OUR DEVELOPMENT CODE AND REGULATIONS.

SO I'D LIKE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S INTENDED.

WHAT IT SAYS NOW IS THE CITY MANAGER CAN WAIVE THOSE REGULATIONS AND I'M NOT COMFORTABLE WITH WAIVING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS, PARTICULARLY ON WATER, QUALITY AND DRAINAGE.

THOSE ARE REALLY IMPORTANT FOR FLOODING AND OTHER PURPOSES.

SO I THINK WE CAN MOVE PROJECT CONNECT FORWARD EXPEDITIOUSLY, BUT I DO THINK WE ALSO NEED TO, UM, MAKE SURE THAT WE HUE TO SPECIFIC REGULATIONS IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SPACE, LTL MEMBER.

THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION THAT I THINK YOU'RE SPEAKING SPECIFICALLY TO THE ORDINANCE.

THAT'S ANOTHER CONCURRENT ITEM.

I HAVE A FEW SLIDES ON THOSE CONCURRENT ITEMS. IF IT'S OKAY WITH YOU CHAIRS, MAYBE WE COULD GO BACK TO THOSE SLIDES UNLESS THERE ARE OTHER QUESTIONS FOR THE REST OF THE TEAM ON THE JPA.

AND I COULD COVER THOSE SLIDES ON THE ORDINANCE AND THE RESOLUTION AND WHAT THE CITY STAFF ARE PROPOSING.

THAT THAT WOULD THAT'D BE ALL RIGHT.

YEAH.

UNLESS THERE ARE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS DIRECTED TO MR. SERGEANT.

NOW, I THINK IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO GO THROUGH THOSE FOUR OR FIVE SLIDES AND THEN TAKE ALL QUESTIONS.

YEAH.

THAT WE HAVE A FEW MORE.

UM, AND THEN, THEN WE CAN GO BACK TO THE DISCUSSION IF THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

THAT SOUNDS GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IF WE COULD GO TO SLIDE 24, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

AND, UH, LEANNE CONTI WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN'S PROJECT CONNECT OFFICE, UM, THANK YOU TO SAM AND JACKIE FOR OPENING US UP.

UM, THE SLIDES THAT I HAVE ARE ON THOSE CONCURRENT ITEMS. UM, SO IN ADDITION TO THE JPA ITSELF, UM, THERE ARE OTHER ITEMS THAT ARE UNDER CONSIDERATION ON OCTOBER 29TH, UH, SAM PREVIEW TO THOSE, UH, ON A PREVIOUS SLIDE, AND THOSE WILL BE SEPARATE ACTION ITEMS BY EACH PARTY.

AND I WANT TO OVERVIEW WHAT THOSE ARE.

SO THE FIRST IS A RESOLUTION FOR CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION THAT DIRECTS THE CITY MANAGER AND STAFF TO REVIEW CITY CODE CRITERIA AND PROCESSES TO DETERMINE ANY IMPEDIMENTS TO THE DELIVERY OF PROJECT CONNECT, CONSIDERING THE GREAT SCALE AND NATURE OF THE PROJECTS AND HOW WE CAN PERMIT THEM AND ADHERENCE WITH THE SEQUENCE TIMEFRAME THAT WAS APPROVED BY THE VOTERS.

OUR CURRENT CODE, AS YOU ALL KNOW, IS VERY FOCUSED TO PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT AND IS NOT, UM, NOT SO DIRECTED TOWARDS LONG LINEAR CIP PROJECTS THAT ARE IN OUR RIGHT OF WAY.

SO WE WANT TO CONSIDER WHAT CHANGES MAY BE NEEDED, SPECIALLY FOR THIS PROGRAM OF PROJECTS, THE RESOLUTION ALSO DIRECTS STAFF TO PRESENT ANY CODE AMENDMENTS NECESSARY FOR PROJECT CONNECT TO CITY COUNCIL NO LATER THAN APRIL, 2022 IN THE INTERIM, THE DIRECTION TO STAFF WOULD BE TO INTERPRET AND APPLY OUR EXISTING REQUIREMENTS IN A WAY THAT SUPPORTS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECT CONNECT.

ESPECIALLY IF THERE'S ANY GRAY AREA IN THAT INTERPRETATION OR ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY, THE CAPITAL METRO AND ATP BOARDS ON OCTOBER 29TH, WE'LL ALSO CONSIDER RESOLUTIONS SUPPORTING THE CITY'S EFFORT AND THEIR CONTINUED COLLABORATION TO IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS TO ANY CODE OR CRITERIA THAT MIGHT NEED TAILORING TO PROJECT CONNECT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE OTHER ACTION ITEM FOR COUNCIL'S CONSIDERATION ON OCTOBER 29TH IS AN ORDINANCE AND THAT'S THE ONE THAT COUNCIL MEMBER POOL WAS JUST REFERRING TO.

THE ATTEMPT OF THE ORDINANCE IS TO PROVIDE THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP PREDICTABILITY ON THE RULES THAT ARE IN PLACE AS THEY USE THEM WORKING IN THE DESIGN PHASE TOWARDS 30 AND 60% DESIGN.

THE FOCUS OF THE ORDINANCE IS STRICTLY TO THE ORANGE AND BLUE LINES WHOSE ALIGNMENTS ARE PRIMARILY WITHIN THE CITY'S RIGHT OF WAY.

THE ORDINANCE SETS THE PERMIT APPLICATION DATE TO OCTOBER 29TH, 2021 FOR ANY PERMITS SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION DATE OF DECEMBER 31ST, 2022.

BY THAT TIME WE ANTICIPATE THAT WE WILL HAVE IN PLACE THOSE ADJUSTMENTS TO REGULATIONS THAT ARE BEING DIRECTED BY THE ORDINANCE THAT I JUST SPOKE ABOUT.

THE ORDINANCE ALSO ALLOWS FOR RULES AND, UH, THE USE OF RULES AND REGULATIONS IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF THE APPLICATION DATE OR OCTOBER 29TH, 2021.

AND THAT WOULD BE A JOINT DECISION WITH THE CITY, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE CITY MANAGER ON HOW WE SHOULD PROCEED FORWARD.

SO IN TERMS OF THE TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA MANUAL, WE WANTED TO NOTE THAT THIS ORDINANCE DOES NOT APPLY TO THAT SPECIFIC MANUAL BECAUSE IT IS CURRENTLY IN THE RULES POSTING PROCESS AND HAS BEEN SO FOR ALMOST A YEAR.

AND IT WAS INTENDED TO GO INTO EFFECT IN JUNE OF THIS COMING YEAR.

AND SO THE ORANGE AND BLUE LINE TEAMS KNOWING THAT HAVE BEEN WORKING EXTREMELY CLOSELY WITH THE AUSTIN TRANSIT TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT TO INCORPORATE THE UPDATED STREET DESIGNS

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AND NEW CRITERIA INTO THEIR 15 AND 30% DESIGNS ALREADY.

AND THAT LASTLY, THE ORDINANCE DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY REGULATION CHANGES THAT WOULD BE MADE FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS PER THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE.

SO THE CAPITAL METRO AND ATP RESOLUTIONS ON OCTOBER 29TH WOULD BE ALSO IN SUPPORT OF THIS CITY'S ACTION ON THIS ITEM.

SO IF WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, WE'LL JUST IN SUMMARY, THE ACTION ITEMS PROPOSED FOR OCTOBER 29TH.

UH, THE RESOLUTION BY THE ATP BOARD WOULD BE A SPECIFIC ACTION.

THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE CITY'S DIRECTION WOULD BE ANOTHER ACTION.

THE CITY OF AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL WOULD TAKE ACTION ON THE RESOLUTION AND THE ORDINANCE.

AND THEN THERE WOULD BE A TRI-PARTY ACTION ON THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT, WHICH WOULD BE THREE SEPARATE ACTIONS, BUT ALL TOGETHER IN SUPPORT OF THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT.

SO, UM, I THINK WITH THAT, WE COULD GO BACK TO YOUR QUESTION COUNCIL MEMBER ABOUT THE, ABOUT THE CRITERIA MANUALS, AND IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND RESTATING IT.

UM, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL.

WELL SPECIFICALLY THE, THE ONLY MANUAL THAT IS CALLED OUT HERE IS THE TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA MANUAL.

AND I WOULD SAY THERE ARE OTHER CRITERIA MANUALS THAT THE CITY HAS TO, AND WE HAVE SPECIFIC POLICIES RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND DRAINAGE.

FLOODING IS A HUGE ISSUE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND, UM, I WOULD NOT BE COMFORTABLE, CERTAINLY NOT AT THIS JUNCTURE, UM, ALLOWING FOR A FRONT END WAIVER OF OUR ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS, SPECIFICALLY TO WATER QUALITY AND, AND DRAINAGE, UH, WITHOUT HAVING, I, I JUST COULDN'T DO THAT AT THIS FRONT END.

SO I THINK WE, AS A BOARD, AS A TRI-PARTY BOARD WILL NEED TO HAVE SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW THAT FITS IN.

I THINK, I DON'T THINK THAT STAFF EITHER WOULD, WOULD, UH, SUPPORT US, UH, TURNING A BLIND EYE TO THOSE REGULATIONS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE HEALTH AND SAFETY.

AND I THINK YOU HAVE SOMETHING DOES NOT APPLY TO REGULATIONS THAT ARE MADE FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS.

UM, NOW THIS IS FOR APPLICATIONS THAT REQUIRE CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY, BUT I THINK THERE IS A RECOGNITION IN HERE ABOUT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY THAT, THAT WE PROBABLY JUST NEED TO EXPAND THE, UM, THE WORDING A LITTLE BIT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THAT WE DON'T IN FACT INTEND TO WAIVE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS.

AND THAT'S CORRECT.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

IF I COULD CLARIFY IT, THE, THE ORDINANCE DOES NOT INTEND TO WAIVE ANY OTHER REGULATIONS.

IT IS SPEAKING SPECIFICALLY TO CHANGES IN REGULATIONS THAT WOULD HAPPEN, BUT POTENTIALLY BETWEEN OCTOBER 29TH, 2021 AND DECEMBER OF 2022.

SO ANY OF OUR EXISTING CRITERIA MANUALS OR ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA THAT ARE REQUIRED WITH THE CITY CODE WOULD BE IN PLACE.

AND SO WE JUST SPECIFICALLY WANTED TO CALL OUT THE CRITERIA MANUAL BECAUSE IT WAS IN, IN PROGRESS OF BEING UPDATED AS WE SPEAK AND IS ALREADY BEING UTILIZED BY THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP IN, IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DESIGNS FOR THE ORANGE AND BLUE LINES.

AND WE HAVE, WE DEFINITELY HAVE TALKED WITH OUR, OUR UTILITY DEPARTMENTS AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT ANY PLAN CRITERIA UPDATES, YOU KNOW, WOULD, WOULD BE CONSIDERED, WE'RE NOT AWARE OF ANY RIGHT NOW, I BELIEVE THE CITY IS ACTUALLY, UH, PAUSING ON THE RULES, POSTING POSTING PROCESS FOR CRITERIA MANUALS AT THE MOMENT TO MODERNIZE THE RULES POSTING PROCESS.

SO WE'RE NOT AWARE OF ANY CRITERIA, MANUAL UPDATES THAT ARE UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW.

UM, AND WE, THAT WE HOPE THAT THAT'S TIMEFRAME ALLOWS FOR US TO BRING FORWARD.

ANY OF THOSE CHANGES THAT WE THINK MIGHT BE NEEDED SPECIFICALLY TO PROJECT CONNECT FOR YOUR FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS.

OKAY.

THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

WHAT I MIGHT RECOMMEND WHEN YOU MAKE THIS PRESENTATION TO OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND SO FORTH THAT YOU EXPLICATE THAT IN HERE AND THEN SPECIFICALLY STATE THAT THERE IS NO INTENTION TO WAIVE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS.

AND, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, YOU CAN SAY SPECIFICALLY WATER QUALITY AND DRAINAGE, BUT YOU KNOW, THERE MAY BE SOME OTHERS THAT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE TAG AND ARE, UH, VERY COGNIZANT OF.

UM, BECAUSE I THINK THAT QUESTION WILL COME UP IN THE COMMUNITY IF WE DON'T INCLUDE IT IN THESE PRESENTATIONS.

AND THAT, OF COURSE WE DO NEED TO SPECIFICALLY STATE THAT IN THE RESOLUTION ON THE ORDINANCE TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE ISN'T ANY MISUNDERSTANDING.

I KEEP THINKING WE ARE SITTING HERE TODAY AND WE ALL ARE, HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO, TO RE, TO SEE INTO EACH OTHER'S MINDS AND INTENTIONS.

BUT 15 YEARS FROM NOW THAT WON'T BE THE CASE.

AND MANY OF US WILL BE, HAVE MOVED ON TO SOMETHING DIFFERENT, EXCEPT FOR MAYBE RANDY CLARK.

HE'LL STILL BE LEADING EVERYBODY ON PROJECT CONNECT POINT BEING, WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE OUR INTENTION AND THE FOCUS AND THE CONCERNS THAT WE HAVE HERE TODAY.

SO WE WANT TO MEMORIALIZE THEM GOING FORWARD

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SO THEY DON'T GET LOST TO THE WINDS OF TIME.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER, I THINK.

AND THEY WERE, THEY WANTED TO COMMENT, THEN I'VE GOT A COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN, A COUNCIL MEMBER, I THINK COUNCILMEMBER TOVO WAS BEFORE ME.

GREAT.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER BOARD MEMBER POOL.

I WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT TO REITERATE THAT THE, THE POINT OF THE PREDICTABILITY ORDINANCE IS TO GIVE PREDICTABILITY, UM, AS REVIEWED THOROUGHLY BY WATERSHED SPECIFICALLY AUSTIN ENERGY AND, UM, THE WATER UTILITY, OUR SINGLE POINTS OF CONTACT, UM, TO FREEZE IN TIME, THE CRITERIA MANUALS AS WE KNOW THEM OF TODAY ARE, OR AS OF THE 29TH, UM, THROUGH ONLY THE DECEMBER 22ND TO GIVE THE DESIGN TEAMS PREDICTABILITY AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE PROGRAM.

AND SHOULD THERE BE ANY CHANGES TO CODE OR CRITERIA THAT ARE, UH, THAT ARE, UH, ADVANTAGEOUS TO THE PROGRAM? WE WOULD BE ABLE TO DISCUSS THAT.

AND THAT'S WHERE THE CITY MANAGER CLAUSE COMES IN, THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO JOINTLY AGREE ADMINISTRATIVELY THAT, TO USE A NEW RULE, UH, IN PARTICULAR.

BUT THE IDEA IS NOT AT ALL TO WAIVE, UM, ANY CURRENT CRITERIA IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM IT'S JUST TO FREEZE IN PLACE UNTIL, AS LEANNE SAID, WE HAVE DONE A THOROUGH REVIEW OF CODE AND CRITERIA HAVE DISCUSSED IT WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND HAVE COME UP WITH, UM, SOLUTIONS TO WHAT MS. CONTE TALKED ABOUT.

UM, THE WAY THAT OUR CODE AND CRITERIA FAVOR VERTICAL, PRIVATE DIRECT DEVELOPMENT, RATHER THAN LONG LINEAR MOBILITY PROJECTS.

AND SO, UM, I SHARE YOUR CONCERN ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT AND WANT TO ASSURE YOU AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS THAT, UM, WE HAVE CHECKED WITH WATERSHED AND THERE'S NOTHING MAJOR, NO MAJOR CHANGES THEY HAVE ON THE HORIZON, UM, BETWEEN NOW AND DECEMBER 22ND.

AND THAT, THAT IS THE EXPIRATION DATE, UNLESS AMENDED BY COUNCIL, SHOULD IT BE APPROVED? SO, UM, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO ELABORATE ON THAT.

AND IF THERE'S SOME CLARIFICATION WE CAN MAKE TO THE ORDINANCE, WHEN YOU'RE BETWEEN NOW AND THE 29TH, WE WILL CERTAINLY DISCUSS THAT WITH A LOT DEPARTMENT.

SO THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO ELABORATE.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL FOR RAISING THAT.

SO I THINK WHERE FOR ME, UM, WHERE THAT CONFUSION HAPPENS IN THE ORDINANCE LANGUAGE IS THIS LINE WITH APPROVAL FROM THE CITY MANAGER, AN APPLICANT FOR A PERMIT OR APPROVAL REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT THE PROJECT CONNECT SYSTEM PLAN AS AMENDED MAY CHOOSE AMONG THE RULES, REGULATIONS AND ORDINANCES AND EFFECT ON OCTOBER 29TH AND THE RULES, REGULATIONS AND ORDINANCE IN EFFECT AT THE TIME THE PERMIT OR APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED TO THE CITY.

I WONDER IF THAT'S REALLY SUPPOSED TO BE AN OR BECAUSE AS I'M LISTENING TO YOU, YOU'RE DESCRIBING.

I MEAN, WHEN I READ THAT IT'S SORT OF, IT, IT SOUNDED A LOT LIKE THEY CAN CHOOSE AMONG THEM AND DECIDE WHICH ONES THEY WANT TO FOLLOW IN WHICH ONES THEY WANT TO HAVE WAIVED.

I THINK WHAT I HEAR YOU SAYING IS REALLY THEY CAN CHOOSE TO USE WHAT IS IN PLACE AS OF OCTOBER 29TH OR ANY NEW ONES THAT HAPPEN.

SO I, FOR ME, THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORDINANCE WAS REALLY CONFUSING.

I THINK I CAN RESPOND THAT THE ANSWER IS IT'S.

IT IS AN, AND BECAUSE FOR EXAMPLE, IF THERE WERE CHANGES THAT COME FORWARD BETWEEN OCTOBER 29TH AND DECEMBER OF 2022, THAT WERE IN FE, THAT THAT HELPED THE PROGRAM ALONG, THEN WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM, WHICH THERE MAY BE, BECAUSE I DO KNOW WE DO CLOSE COORDINATION WITH THE 2016, UM, CORRIDOR BOND PROGRAM, AND THEY MAY BE BRINGING, UM, SOME AMENDMENTS IN THAT TIMEFRAME THAT COULD BE BENEFICIAL TO PROJECT CONNECT.

AND SO WE WOULD WANT TO CHOOSE THOSE, BUT WE WILL, WOULD WANT TO HAVE CHECKS AND BALANCES ADMINISTRATIVELY TO BE ABLE TO CHOOSE THOSE, UM, APPROPRIATELY IF, IF THEY SHOULD BECOME AVAILABLE.

SO I UNDERSTAND, I THINK I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR INTENT IS.

SO YOU'RE, YOU'RE SAYING THAT THERE MAY BE SOME RULES IN PLACE NOW THAT WORK WORK WELL.

AND THEN THERE MAY BE SOME NEW RULES THAT WORK BETTER IN A DIFFERENT AREA.

AND SO KIND OF MIXING AND MATCHING THEM AGAIN, JUST ON FIRST READ OF THIS.

IT REALLY SOUNDS AS IF THERE'S ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY TO FOLLOW NONE OF THEM IN THE ORDINANCE.

SO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.

WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THAT, BUT I DO, I DO THINK THAT'LL CAUSE CONFUSION FOR THE PUBLIC AT CHURCH AT CHURCH.

IT, FOR ME, UM, I HAVE SOME OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT OTHER ELEMENTS, BUT I ALSO JUST WANT TO ADD MY, THANKS TO THE STAFF, UM, TO ALL OF, ALL OF THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE WORKED ON THESE IMPORTANT PROVISIONS.

I AM ALSO REALLY EXCITED TO SEE THE COMMUNICATIONS PLAN AND THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN.

I LOOK FORWARD

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TO DELVING A BIT MORE INTO THAT.

UM, THANK YOU TO THE VOLUNTEERS, INCLUDING MR. CONNOLLY'S HERE TODAY, WHO ARE ON THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, UM, FOR TAKING ON THE JOB OF, OF PROVIDING INPUT AND HELPING SHAPE THAT, AND ALSO, UM, SHARE MY COLLEAGUES INTEREST IN, IN REALLY GETTING BETTER AND MORE, MORE IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKFORCE PIECE AND THE DISPARITY STUDY.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER COUNCIL, UH, JUST TO KIND OF, UM, CONTINUE ON THE QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE ORDINANCE.

SO, UM, I GUESS, UH, AND I MAY HAVE MISSED THIS, UM, UH, NICK, YOU HAD MENTIONED, UH, THE DECEMBER, 2022 DATE, UM, I GUESS I'M NOT UNDERSTANDING HOW THAT DATE PLAYS INTO THIS CAUSE I'M NOT SEEING IT.

UM, SO JUST HELP ME UNDERSTAND THAT.

CAUSE IT PART TWO SEEMS TO READ THAT IT, YOU KNOW, AT ANY TIME IN THE FUTURE, EVEN AFTER DECEMBER OF 2022, THEY COULD CHOOSE THERE COULD BE A CHOICE.

SO CAN YOU HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHY, HOW THE, THAT, WHAT THE INTENT IS THERE? THAT'S NOT THE INTENT, THE, THE WAY IT IS WRITTEN IS MEANT TO CONVEY THAT ANY APPLICATION FOR CONSTRUCTION FOR PERMITTING ON, UM, THE ORANGE AND BLUE LINE.

IF THE APPLICATION COMES IN ON THE 29TH, BETWEEN THE 29TH AND DECEMBER 31ST, 2022, IT WOULD THE RULES, THE CODE IN PLACE AND THE CRITERIA MANUALS IN PLACE, EXCEPT FOR THE TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA MANUAL, WHICH WOULD BE THE NEW ONE, UM, WOULD BE IN PLAY FOR PREDICTABILITY, EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT IF THERE WERE ANY CHANGES THAT WERE BENEFICIAL TO THE PROGRAM, AGREED UPON BY, UH, BY THE CEO OF ATP AND THE CITY MANAGER THAT WE COULD UTILIZE THOSE AS WELL.

ANYTHING THAT