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GOOD

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AFTERNOON, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU FOR JOINING

[I. Call to Order]

US FOR OUR OCTOBER MEETING OF THE CAP METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

I'LL CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

TODAY IS MONDAY, OCTOBER THE 25TH, AND THE TIME IS 1202.

IT GOES WITHOUT

[II. Recognition]

SAYING THAT THIS LAST, UH, 20 MONTHS HAS BEEN, UH, ESPECIALLY CHALLENGING FOR OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY AND, UH, ESPECIALLY, UH, FOR MANY OF US, UH, WHO ARE WORKING HERE AT CAP METRO, BUT ONE OF THE BRIGHT SPOTS, UH, IN THE LAST 20 MONTHS HAS BEEN, UM, THE SUPPORT THAT CAP METRO HAS BEEN ABLE TO GIVE OUR LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES.

AND THERE ARE EFFORTS TO GET MEMBERS IN OUR COMMUNITY, UH, VACCINATED, A BOARD MEMBER STRATTON.

I KNOW THAT YOU WERE INTEGRAL IN TERMS OF SUPPORTING THESE EFFORTS, UH, AND IN PARTICULAR IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY.

AND I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A FEW MINUTES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING TO RECOGNIZE SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE CAP METRO TEAM ARE WITH US TODAY.

UH, AND I KNOW, UH, UH, THEY PLAYED A BIG PART IN ASSISTING YOU, SO THE FLOOR IS YOURS, MY FRIEND.

THANK YOU, MR. S MR. CHAIRMAN.

UM, I HATE TO USE THE WORD UNPRECEDENTED.

WE'VE USED IT A LOT AND FOR A LOT OF US AROUND HERE, AND THIS HAS BECOME KIND OF A FOUR-LETTER WORD, BUT IT IS TRUE.

THIS WAS UNPRECEDENTED AND WILLIAMSON COUNTY WHEN OUR RESIDENTS NEEDED ASSISTANCE.

UM, THE COMPANY THAT I WORKED FOR AT THE TIME, UH, FAMILY, UH, FAMILY, HOSPITAL SYSTEMS AND FAMILY EMERGENCY ROOMS STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND VOLUNTEERED TO SERVE IN RUNNING THE VACCINATION HUB, COMING TO THE AID OF THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT AND TO THE AID OF THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY AND CITIES, UH, HEALTH CARE DISTRICT, AND TOOK ON THE OPERATION OF RUNNING.

UH, WE WERE ONE OF THE COMPANY AT THE TIME WAS ONE OF TWO, UH, ENTITIES THAT TOOK ON CONTRACTS TO RUN THE VACCINATION OPERATIONS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY FOR COVID-19 VACCINES, RUNNING OUR BASE OF OPERATIONS OUT OF KELLY REEVES AUDITORIUM, UH, IN THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY KELLY RE UH, EXCUSE ME, ROUND ROCK ISD, KELLY REEVES AUDITORIUM IN AUSTIN, UH, JUST SOUTH OF, UH, AVERY RANCH ON PARMER ON PARMER LANE.

AND AT THE TIME THAT THIS FIRST GOT GOING, I STARTED SCRATCHING MY HEAD AND LOOKING AT IT AND THINKING, WELL, IF THIS IS A HUGE LOGISTICAL UNDERTAKING, IT WAS LIKE STANDING UP A BRAND NEW HOSPITAL OR CLINIC ALL AND OF ITSELF THAT LITERALLY, YOU KNOW, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO COME THROUGH.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO PROVIDE ALL THE RESOURCES AND MAXIMIZE EFFICIENCIES AND ENSURE THAT WE CAN GET THIS DONE AND DONE.

RIGHT? AND ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT I THOUGHT OF WAS REACHING OUT TO, TO, UH, OUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES HERE AT CAP METRO, BECAUSE AS IT OCCURRED TO ME, CAP, METRO HAD AN OPERATION THAT WAS ALREADY IN PLACE, AND MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS.

AND THAT'S WHY I THINK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TO HIGHLIGHT THIS CAPITOL.

METRO HAS BEEN A LONGTIME PARTNER TIME AND TIME AGAIN, THROUGHOUT THE AGENCY'S HISTORY HAS BEEN THE QUIET, SILENT PARTNER IN WITH, WITH HUMILITY WHO HAS COME TO THE AID OF OUR AGENT OF AGENCIES AND PARTNERS IN GOVERNMENT AND OUR CITIZENS IN TIMES OF NEED.

IF THERE'S A FIRE AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS REQUIRED A PLACE FOR RESPITE CAPITAL METRO IS STEPPED UP AND THE BUSES HAVE COME TO THE AID AND PROVIDED A PLACE WHEN IT'S 180 DEGREES OUTSIDE IN THE SHADE THAT BUS DRIVERS CAN BRING BUSES THAT ARE AIR CONDITIONED AND BE A PLACE THAT BUS THAT, UH, THAT OUR FIRST RESPONDERS CAN GO TO AND TAKE A LOAD OFF.

IF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS A PARTICULARLY CHALLENGING SITUATION AND IT'S A SWAT TEAM SITUATION, AND THEY NEED TO HAVE AN EXTRA PLACE THAT DAY TO CAN GO AND HAVE A PLACE THAT THEIR, THAT THEIR OFFICERS CAN REST.

REJUVENATE RECHARGE HAVE SOME AIR CONDITIONING AND SOME SNACKS CAP.

METRO HAS STOOD UP.

THOSE HAVE BEEN ONE-TIME ONE-OFF SITUATIONS THAT USUALLY LASTS A FEW HOURS, MAYBE HALF A DAY, BUT I REACHED OUT BECAUSE I THOUGHT IF THEY CAN DO THAT, MAYBE WE CAN DO THIS ON A MORE LONG-TERM BASIS.

THIS WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A LOGISTICAL CHALLENGE, BUT CAP METRO BEING THE ORGANIZATION THAN IT IS IN THE COMMUNITY PARTNER, THAT IT IS ANSWERED THE CALL AND SAID, YES, WE CAN DO THAT.

AND EVERY DAY FROM THE TIME I MADE THAT CALL AND MADE THAT RECOMMENDATION AND ASKED FOR THE ASSISTANCE EVERY DAY FROM MID FEBRUARY, UNTIL THE TIME WE SHUT THE VAX HUB DOWN ON MARCH 18TH, CAPITOL METRO WAS THERE FIRST WITH ONE, AND THEN WITH TWO BUSES TO A 40 FOOT BUSES THAT WERE ON-PREMISE AT KELLY REEVES AUDITORIUM, KATIE KELLY REED STADIUM, PROPERTY, TO SERVE AS PLACES OF RESPITE FOR THE, UH, LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS THAT WOULD COME THROUGH THE PROPERTY AND BE THERE SO THAT THEY COULD NOT, DURING THE HEAT OF THE DAY, HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET AWAY, TAKE SOME TIME FOR THEMSELVES, GET SOME AIR CONDITIONING ON PROPERTY, BUT ALSO IT SERVED AS AN INTEGRAL PLACE

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WHERE THE LEADERSHIP OF FAMILY, UH, IN EMERGENCY ROOMS AND FAMILY HOSPITAL SYSTEMS COULD HAVE THEIR SENIOR STAFF MEETINGS AWAY FROM THE VOLUNTEERS AND OTHER, UH, OPERATIONS THAT WERE GOING ON AND COULD HELP TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE NEXT.

CAUSE AGAIN, UNPRECEDENTED, THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.

AND SO WITH THAT SAID, WE HAVE SOME SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS BECAUSE I JUST, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT THE THREE INDIVIDUALS HERE PRESENT THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE RECOGNIZING, I, I OWE AN AWFUL LOT TO, BECAUSE FIRST OF ALL, AND I'M JUST GOING TO SAY A FEW WORDS FIRST, AND THEN I WANT TO BRING ALL Y'ALL UP, BUT SAY THE WORDS, FIRST ONE, I'VE STILL GOT THE MICROPHONE.

TAMMY QUINN IS A LONG TIME CAPITAL METRO EMPLOYEE AND TAMMY QUINN WAS RESPONSIBLE.

IT WAS MY MAIN CONTACT THROUGH CAPITAL.

METRO IS MEMBER OF CAP, METRO STAFF, WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR BASICALLY HELPING TO COORDINATE THESE OPERATIONS.

AND LITERALLY THERE WERE TIMES I WOULD CALL HER AFTER NINE O'CLOCK AT NIGHT AND SAY, HEY, JUST WANT TO VERIFY AND CONFIRM, ARE WE GOOD FOR THE NEXT DAY? OR IF THERE WAS AN ISSUE OR A PROBLEM, I CALL HER OR TEXT HER.

AND SHE WOULD ANSWER THAT THAT'S CUSTOMER SERVICE RIGHT THERE.

BOARD MEMBERS, ADDITION TO THAT, WE HAVE, UM, DANIEL UREA, WHO IS THE ACTUAL, UH, SUPERVISOR, UH, WORKS FOR MV OUR PARTNER IN VITRO, UH, TRANSPORTATION AND DANIEL COORDINATE SPECIAL PROJECTS, SUCH AS SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

AGAIN, THIS WAS UNHEARD OF TO HAVE A PROJECT LIKE THIS, THAT WASN'T JUST A ONE-OFF, BUT WAS ONGOING DAY IN AND DAY OUT FOR MULTIPLE MONTHS.

DANIEL WAS THERE.

DANIEL HAD TO ACTUALLY COME AND HELP GUIDE THE BUSES AND ENSURE THAT WE HAD THE STAFFING AND THE BUSES THERE, NOT ONE BUT TWO ONSITE EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR THE DAYS THAT WE WERE DOING THIS FOR THE F FOR THE FULL TWO MONTHS.

AND DANIEL, DANIEL PROVIDED ME HIS PERSONAL CELL PHONE AND SAID, IF YOU NEED ANYTHING, CALL ME, WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

AND HE MADE SURE THAT WE GOT THE RESOURCES THAT WE NEED.

AND THEN FINALLY, OPERATOR CHRIS .

CHRIS, CHRIS HAD ONE JOB CHRIS'S JOB WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BUS GOT THERE AND CHRIS, IT COULD HAVE KICKED BACK, COULD HAVE JUST SAT ON THE BUS, YOU KNOW, DOING WHAT, JUST KIND OF HANGING OUT, YOU KNOW, WATCHING, WATCHING VIDEOS ON HIS PHONE, WHATEVER HIS JOB WAS BASICALLY JUST TO BE THERE AS A RESOURCE.

IF WE MIGHT NEED THEM FOR SOMETHING, IF, OH, HEY, IT FEELS LIKE THE AIR CONDITIONING'S A LITTLE WARM OR, HEY, CAN YOU ANSWER A QUESTION ABOUT THIS OR THAT? CAN, YOU KNOW, HOW DO WE OPEN THIS DOOR? WHATEVER IT WAS.

BUT CHRIS BECAME SO MUCH MORE.

CHRIS BECAME PART OF THE FAMILY AT THAT OPERATION.

HE WAS A REGULAR UP THERE.

CHRIS TOOK THE TIME TO ACTUALLY GET OFF THE BUS AND SPEND TIME AT THE VACCINE HUB.

AND CHRIS WOULD ACTUALLY WATCH WHAT WE WERE DOING, INTEGRATE HIMSELF WITH THE TEAM HAD TO BE UP THERE ANYWAY.

RIGHT.

AND THERE WERE MANY TIMES WHEN HE WOULD OFFER, WHEN HE WOULD ASK QUESTIONS AND OFFER UP ADVICE.

AND THE THINGS THAT HE SUGGESTED ACTUALLY HELPED IMPROVE SOME OF OUR EFFICIENCIES WITH THE SERVICES THAT WE WERE PROVIDING BASED ON HOW THE CAP METRO BUSES WERE POSITIONED, OR THE THINGS THAT WE ARE IN THE SERVICES WE WERE OFFERING IN THE WAY THAT WE COULD OFFER THE SERVICES.

CHRIS BECAME AN INTEGRAL PART OF THAT TEAM AND PART OF OUR FAMILY AS PART OF THE FAMILY HOSPITAL SYSTEMS, FAMILY EMERGENCY ROOMS IN THE BACK'S HUB.

AND AS A RESULT OF THE EFFORTS AT CAP, METRO HELPED PROVIDE US.

I JUST WANT TO SAY WE IN WILLIAMSON, WE WERE ABLE TO VACCINATE TO A STICK OVER 160,000 SHOTS IN ARMS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY.

AND THAT WAS JUST WHAT FAMILY HOSPITAL SYSTEMS DID, FAMILY EMERGENCY ROOMS IN, UM, AT THAT ONE VACCINE HUB AT KELLY REEVES STADIUM.

SO THAT'S WHY I I'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO THIS FOR A FEW MONTHS, BUT BETWEEN COVID RESURGENCE AND SOME OTHER SCHEDULING ISSUES, WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO PULL IT OFF, BUT I WANTED TO BRING THESE THREE FINE INDIVIDUALS IN BEFORE, BEFORE THE BOARD.

SO THE BOARD WOULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY IN THE COMMUNITY TO HEAR THEIR STORY, TO MEET THE THREE OF THEM AND FOR US TO GIVE THEM APPROPRIATE RECOGNITION.

SO THANK YOU ALL

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THANK YOU.

A MEMBER STRATTON AND THANK YOU, CAP METRO FAMILY.

YOU MAKE US PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH YOU FOR ALL THE REASONS THAT A MEMBER STRATTON MENTIONED, BUT PARTICULARLY IN THIS INSTANCE, IT'S GREAT TO SEE US, OUR ORGANIZATION OUT THERE LEADING THE WAY SO KUDOS TO EVERYBODY.

A NEXT STEP BOARD MEMBERS

[III. Public Comment]

WE'LL HAVE TODAY'S PUBLIC COMMENTS.

WE HAVE SEVERAL SPEAKERS HERE WITH US IN THE BOARDROOM, AND I BELIEVE AS WELL, WE HAVE SEVERAL WHO WILL JOIN US ON OUR VIDEO.

OUR TEAM'S VIDEO.

OUR FIRST SPEAKER TODAY WILL BE MS. JESSICA WOLF.

UH, MS. WOLF HAS ALWAYS YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

GREAT, THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

BOARD CHAIR, BOARD, VICE CHAIR, AND BOARD MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS JESSICA WOLF.

I'M THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE BETTER BOULDER AND POLICY PROGRAM AT WORKERS.

DEFENSE WORKERS.

DEFENSE IS A MEMBERSHIP-BASED ORGANIZATION THAT SUPPORTS TEXAS' LOW-INCOME CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND IMPROVING THEIR LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS.

I'M HERE TODAY TO COMMENT ON ACTION ITEM TWO, RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE METRO RAPID LINES, WHICH IS PART OF THE PROJECT CONNECT TRANSIT PLAN.

THE CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS IS A PUBLIC COMMITMENT.

SO WORKING FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY RELATED TO PROJECT CONNECT, THIS INCLUDED A COMMITMENT TO INCREASE WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS THROUGH THE BETTER BUILDER PROGRAM OR SIMILAR PROGRAM.

WHAT IS IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY IS A DIVERGENCE FROM THAT COMMITMENT ON OCTOBER 4TH OF THE TRI-PARTY WORK SESSION, IT WAS STATED BY CAT METRO CEO AND ATP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RANDY CLERK, THAT THESE PROJECTS WOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE BETTER BUILDER PROGRAM OR SIMILAR PROGRAM COUNCIL MEMBERS INQUIRED ABOUT WHAT THAT MEANT SPECIFICALLY AS IT RELATED TO THE MONITORING.

THESE PROJECTS ARE EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER.

IT'S VERY CONCERNING TO US THAT NO EXPLANATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED ABOUT HOW KAT, METRO AND ATP ARE GOING TO MEET THE BETTER BUILDERS STANDARD OF INDEPENDENT ONSITE MONITORING.

WHEN CONSTRUCTION IS STARTING IN A FEW SHORT MONTHS, THE INDEPENDENT ONSITE MONITORING IS THE MOST CRITICAL PIECE OF THIS PROGRAM.

THIS MEANS INDEPENDENT OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AND THE PROJECT ITSELF SO THAT THE WORKERS CAN SAFELY REPORT ANY POTENTIAL ISSUES ON THE JOB WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS WORK FOR ALMOST 10 YEARS, WE HAVE EXPERIENCED ACCREDITING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MONITORING ENTITIES AND OUR EXPERIENCE REGARDLESS OF THE STANDARDS REQUIRED BY POLICY.

THERE IS A NEED FOR TRULY INDEPENDENT MONITORING FROM THE DEVELOPER, FROM THE OWNER AND FROM THE INDUSTRY.

THESE WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT AND BENEFIT CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO ADVOCATE WITH AND FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ARE ASKING YOU TO PROVIDE WHAT OUR COMMUNITY WAS PROMISED, WHICH IS TRULY INDEPENDENT MONITORING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, MR. WOLF.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER WILL BE JEREMY HENDRIX ALSO REMOTE.

UH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS JEREMY HENDRICKS AND I'M A MEMBER OF THE ATP COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

I'M ALSO VICE PRESIDENT OF THE CENTRAL TEXAS BUILDING TRADES AND A PROUD REPRESENTATIVE OF THE LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA, WHICH IS AMERICA'S FIFTH LARGEST CONSTRUCTION UNION.

AND AS YOU SHOULD ALL, REMEMBER, TEXAS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS STATE FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND HAS THE MOST WORKER MISCLASSIFICATION.

AND UNFORTUNATELY THE MOST WAGE THEFT SIMPLY PUT IT IS DANGEROUS TO BE A CONSTRUCTION WORKER IN TEXAS.

AND THAT IS WHY WE FIGHT EVERY DAY TO ENSURE WORKERS ARE PROTECTED AND ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR FAMILIES WITH DIGNITY.

UH, WE FOUGHT TO PASS PROJECT CONNECT AND ENSURE THIS PROJECT PROVIDES THE BEST OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO THE WORKERS BUILDING IT, WHICH INCLUDES THE LIVING WAGES ON TOP OF PREVAILING WAGES, THE CITY OF AUSTIN CONSTRUCTION TRAINING PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS, AND TRULY INDEPENDENT ONSITE MONITORING.

THAT'S WHY I'M HERE TODAY TO JOIN THIS WOLF, TO SPEAK ABOUT ACTION ITEM TWO, RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE METRO RAPID LINES, WHICH IS PART OF THE PROJECT CONNECT TRANSIT PLAN.

AS YOU ALL KNOW, THE CONTRACT WITH VOTERS IS THE FOUNDATION THAT ALLOWED THE VOTERS TO TRUST YOU ALL ENOUGH TO PASS THIS MASSIVE HISTORIC INVESTMENT.

IT PROMISED VOTERS THAT ALL PROJECT CONNECT WOULD BE DONE FOLLOWING CERTAIN STANDARDS FOR WORKERS AND OUR COMMUNITY AND PROTECTING AND LIFTING UP WORKERS IS A VALUE THAT AUSTIN HOLDS DEAR.

AND I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT.

SO THAT'S WHY A COMMITMENT TO INCREASE WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS TO THE BETTER BUILDER PROGRAM OR SIMILAR PROGRAM.

BUT SADLY ITEM TWO DOES NOT HONOR THAT TRUST.

AND WE ALL

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KNOW THAT ON OCTOBER 4TH AT THE TRI-PARTY SESSION, CAT METRO, A CEO AND ATP DIRECTOR, CLARK SAID THAT THESE PROJECTS WOULD PARTICIPATE IN BETTER BUILDERS, SIMILAR, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS ASKED ABOUT IT, BUT WE HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANSWERS TO THAT.

AND NEITHER HAVE THEY, AS FAR AS WE KNOW.

SO WE EXPECT THESE PROJECTS TO FOLLOW THE CITY OF AUSTIN TRAINING AND APPRECIATES APPRENTICESHIP REQUIREMENTS ALSO, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, NO PROGRAM IS IN PLACE TO ENSURE THAT EITHER AND THAT ENSURES THAT THESE WORKERS GET ACCESS TO SKILLS AND SAFETY TRAINING WHILE BUILDING A CAREER.

NOW, CONSIDERING THESE PROJECTS ARE EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER, WE ARE EXTREMELY CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THE INTEND TO HONOR THE CONTRACT WITH VOTERS BY FOLLOWING THE BETTER BUILDERS STANDARD OF INDEPENDENT ONSITE MONITORING AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN TRAINING REQUIREMENTS CURRENTLY SET AT 15% OF THE WORKFORCE DO DLL PROGRAMS, UH, SIMPLY PUT, WE MUST GET THIS RIGHT UPFRONT TO ENSURE THE INTENTIONS OF THE CONTRACT WITH VOTERS ARE FOLLOWED AND TAXPAYER DOLLARS ARE PROTECTED.

IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE HAVE TRULY, TRULY INDEPENDENT ONSITE MONITORING TO ENSURE THESE PROJECTS ARE FOLLOWING THE CONTRACT WITH VOTERS.

AND THE SOON TO BE APPROVED JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT, IT IS ALSO CRITICAL THAT COMMUNITY VOICES ARE HEARD TO PROTECT WORKERS, THE VOTERS, AND ENSURE THE SUCCESS OF THIS MASSIVELY IMPORTANT PROJECTS.

AND SO I THANK YOU TODAY FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR SERVICE ON THIS BOARD, AND I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY.

THANK YOU, MR. HENDRIX.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS ISAIAH SMITH.

HE'S NOT REMOTE HE'S HERE.

OKAY.

LET ME KNOW IF HE SHOWS UP, UH, OUR NEXT SPEAKER THEN WILL BE STEVEN.

UH, LAURIANO MR. LORIANO.

UH, OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MR. GUS PENA.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS A WEISS AZHAR REMOTE THANK YOU, CHAIR.

UM, JERRY JERRY COOPER, CAPITAL METRO BOARD MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS AND I SERVE ON THE CAPITOL METRO DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE.

UM, AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF PLANNING OUR COMMUNITIES, I'M HERE TODAY TO SPEAK ON ACTION ITEM THREE, WHICH IS THE APPROVAL OF THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS, PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHARTER.

I SHARED FEEDBACK WITH STAFF ON AN EARLIER DRAFT OF THIS CHARTER, AND I'M GLAD TO SAY THAT THEY MADE SEVERAL CHANGES TO THE CHARTER LANGUAGE AND RESPONSIVE AND TACK THEM FOR THOSE EFFORTS.

HOWEVER, THERE ARE THREE MAIN ISSUES THAT I THINK STILL NEED TO BE RESOLVED BEFORE ADOPTION OF THE CHARTER TODAY BY THE BOARD FIRST BARTH, THE DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEE SHOULD BE PROVIDING OVERSIGHT TO ALLOW FOR TRANSPARENCY AND COMMUNITY TRUST IN THE NEW TRANSIT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THIS SHOULD INCLUDE THE ABILITY TO REVIEW AND PROVIDE INPUT ON PATTERNS AND PRACTICES OF THE CAPITAL METRO TRANSIT POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND DO ASSESS AND PROVIDE INPUT ON CRITICAL INCIDENTS AND REVIEW INDIVIDUAL CASES OF POLICE MISCONDUCT.

SECOND, CURRENTLY THE DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEE LARGELY INCLUDE PROVIDING INPUT TO STAFF AND NOT THE BOARD ITSELF DO PROVIDE TRANSPARENCY AND CLARITY.

IT IS CRITICAL THAT THE COMMITTEE'S DUTIES INCLUDE MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD DOES INCLUDE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING DISCIPLINE TRAINING, COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND THE COMPLAINT PROCESS TURD.

I QUESTIONED THE NEED TO PROVIDE A DEDICATED SEAT TO A PERSON WHO DIED FROM A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FROM WITHIN THE CAP METRO SERVICE.

IF WE ARE SAYING THAT SUCH EXPERTISE IS CRITICAL ON THE COMMITTEE, WHY DO WE NOT FEEL THAT HAVING THE COMMITTED VOICE AND POLICING JUSTICE ON THIS COMMITTEE IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT? WHY IS THERE NO DEDICATED SEAT FOR A POLICING JUSTICE ADVOCATE ON THIS BODY? AND IF THE IDEA IS THAT SUCH AN ADVOCATE WILL BE BARRED OF THE EIGHT AT-LARGE MEMBERS, THEN WHY DO WE NOT FEEL LAW ENFORCEMENT VOICES, BUT ULTIMATELY YOU'RE PRESENTED AMONG THOSE EIGHT MEMBERS.

THUS, I ASKED THAT THAT DEDICATED POSITION FOR A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, YOU DIVE PERSONALLY EVEN REMOVED, OR AT THE LEAST A POLICING JUSTICE ADVOCATES, YOU'D BE ADDED BERLIN FLEE TO THIS BODY TO REALLY ENSURE THAT WE HAVE TRANSPARENCY AND BUILD TRUST.

I HOPE THAT THESE THREE POINTS WILL BE CONSIDERED AS THE BOARD VOTES ON THESE ITEMS TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH A CHARTER THAT REALLY SETS US OUT, SETS US OUT FOR SUCCESS AND ALLOWS US TO BUILD TRUST WITH THE COMMUNITY ON THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS NOVIA.

JOSEPH'S REMOTE.

IT'S JOSEPH, ARE YOU WITH US? MS. JOSEPH.

SHE MAY BE HAVING SOME TECHNICAL ISSUES, MR. OKAY.

LET ME, LET ME KNOW IF YOU MAKE CONTACT.

YEAH, I WILL.

THANK YOU.

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OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS CATHY MITCHELL ALSO REMOTE.

OKAY, JOSEPH, LET ME CIRCLE BACK.

WE'VE GOT MR. SANCHEZ HERE, MR. SANCHEZ.

UH, WELCOME.

UH, YOU CAN COME UP TO THE PODIUM AND, UM, HELLO, GOOD AFTERNOON.

UM, I FIRST WANTED TO THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING THE TIME AND LISTEN TO MY COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS TODAY.

I KNOW HOW EVERYONE, UH, HOW HARD EVERYONE AT CAPITAL METRO WORKS, UH, TO MOVE AUSTINITES.

AND I THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING THE TIME.

UH, MY NAME IS RAPHAEL SANCHEZ AND I'M A FOURTH YEAR PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN STUDIES STUDENT AT THE, OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN.

UM, I FIRST WANTED TO SUGGEST THE NEED FOR MORE DIGITAL SCREENS INSIDE BUSES.

THAT'S ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT I KNOW HAVE BROUGHT UP HAS BEEN BROUGHT UP WITHIN MY PEERS AND I'S CONVERSATIONS.

SO THAT'S ONE THING THAT, UM, THAT ALWAYS COMES INTO MIND.

SO, UM, WHILE I KNOW SOME BUSES ALREADY HAVE THEM PLACE, THESE DIGITAL SCREENS, THIS FEATURE HAS ALSO MADE A LOT OF MY PEERS TRIPS, MUCH EASIER RATHER THAN GUESSING HAVING TO HEAR THE INTERCOM WHILE THERE ARE MANY NOISES GOING ON INSIDE THE BUS.

UM, ANOTHER ISSUE IS THE NEED FOR MORE CONSISTENCY IN THE ARRIVAL TIMES OF BUSES THAT ARE, ARE NOT THE METRO RAPID LINES.

UM, SOMETIMES WAITING LIKE 20 TO 30 MINUTES FOR OUR BUSES.

I WAS ALREADY TOO MUCH FOR SOMEONE TO WAIT FOR A BUS TO ARRIVE, UM, NOT WITH A CONSISTENT TIME OR 10 MINUTES LATER, UM, CAN BE DISRUPTIVE AND DISHEARTENING TO SOMEONE'S COMMUTING NEEDS SUCH AS MINE, UM, THAT IS NOT WITHIN THE INSIDE URBAN CORE SOMETIMES.

UM, I'M AWARE OF THE LAST FEW WEEKS HAVE BEEN RATHER, UH, DIFFICULT, UH, FOR COVID NIGHT, UH, FOR COVID-19 PLACED A LOT OF ISSUES ON STAFFING ON TOP OF, UH, SERVICE DISRUPTIONS FROM ACL AND OTHER MAJOR EVENTS.

UM, BUT FOR ME, WHO DOES NOT SEE MUCH USE IN THE CAPITAL METRO F FOR ITS INTERFACE, UM, IT IS RATHER HARD TO USE IN COMPARISON TO OTHER, UH, TRIP PLANNING APPS.

UM, AND SO FOR THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MORE OFFICIAL COLLABORATION WITH OTHER APPS SUCH AS LIKE MOVE IT OR TRANSIT, WHICH ARE WAY MORE HELPFUL IN PLANNING MY APPS.

AND SOMETIMES WHEN THERE'S DISRUPTION ISSUES, IT'S NOT COHERENT WITH, UM, THE CAPITAL METRO APP.

UH, LASTLY, ONE ISSUE, UH, THAT HAS BEEN RATHER UNCOMFORTABLE.

ONE, UH, IS ONE OF THE BUMPS ON GUADALUPE HEADING ROW, UH, HEADING SOUTH, RIGHT AFTER CROSSING MLK, ESPECIALLY THE ROAD, UH, ESPECIALLY WHERE THE NEW TRAVIS COUNTY COURTHOUSE WILL BE LOCATED.

THAT IS WHERE THE AREA WHERE I SEE THE MOST BUMPS.

UM, WELL, FOR ME, IT IS THE USUAL BUMPY RIDE, WELCOMING TO WELCOME ME INTO DOWNTOWN FRIENDS WHO ARE NEW TO THE CITY, FIND THIS PART VERY UNCOMFORTABLE.

AND I HAVE ALSO SEEN ELDERLY PASSENGERS WHO HAVE RESTRICTED MOBILITY CRY OUT IN PAIN BECAUSE THE WHOLE BUS JERKS BACK AND FORTH.

AND THIS IS RIGHT BEFORE YOU HIT THE INTERSECTION OF GUADALUPE AND WEST 17TH.

UM, I UNDERSTAND THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT IS BETTER ADDRESSED WITH THE AUSTIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, BUT I APPRECIATE THAT THIS ISSUE WAS BROUGHT FORTH BY THE BOARD TO FIX THIS UNCOMFORTABLE PART OF COMMUTERS, UH, GOING SOUTH TOWARDS DOWNTOWN.

UM, THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR TIME IN LISTENING TO OUR CONCERNS.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ALL THE CHANGES, POSITIVE CHANGES, CABINETRY BRINGS TO OUR COMMUNITIES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. SANCHEZ.

WE'RE GLAD TO HAVE YOU DOWN HERE.

APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME.

AND I THINK YOU'VE GOT THREE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS HERE WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU ON THE BUMPS NEXT, UH, SPEAKER WILL BE, UH, KEELAN LENGTHS.

WELCOME.

HI EVERYONE.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

I AM A NATIVE AUSTIN RESIDENTS AND HAVE BEEN WRITING CABINETRY BUSES SINCE I WAS ABOUT 14 YEARS OLD AROUND THE CITY HAS BEEN MY MAIN TRANSPORTATION EXPLORING DOWNTOWN.

I'M VERY EXCITED FOR THE UPCOMING PROJECT CONNECT CHANGES AND WANTED TO THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR WORK ON THAT.

I DID WANT TO SPEAK BRIEFLY ABOUT SOMETHING THAT I AM PASSIONATE AND CONCERNED ABOUT, AND THAT IS THAT, UM, IN ORDER FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN A CITY AND THE WHOLE, THERE NEEDS TO BE THE ABILITY FOR GREATER POPULATION DENSITY THAN WHAT IS ALLOWED IN MANY AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOODS.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO URGE THE CAPITAL BOARD MEMBERS TO, UM, ENCOURAGE LAND USE REFORMS THAT WOULD ALLOW TRANSIT, SUPPORTIVE DENSITY, BOTH FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CAP METRO SYSTEM ITSELF.

AND FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO HAVE GROWN UP AND INVESTED IN A CITY ONLY TO, UM, BE FINDING THAT THEY'RE NOW GETTING PRICED OUT OF, UM, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND FOR YOUR WORK.

I LOOK FORWARD TO THE COMING YEARS WITH PROJECT CONNECT AND THOSE CHANGES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. LENSE.

WE APPRECIATE YOU COMING DOWN HERE AND, UH, THOUGH I WOULD READILY HELP YOU ON LAND USE REFORM.

THAT'S NOT OUR JURISDICTION, BUT YOU DO HAVE SOME CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS HERE.

APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS AS WELL.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, ED MS. JOSEPH, ARE YOU WITH US? YEAH, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

YES.

YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND START YOUR COMMENTS? SURE.

THANK YOU, MS. .

THANK YOU, MEMBERS SOMETHING OVER YOU, JOSEPH.

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I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A FEW COMMENTS AS RELATED TO THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, MR. CHAIR.

I JUST WANTED TO REMIND YOU THAT PEN PALS WHEEL TOO EIGHT 40 PAST.

YOU ACTUALLY CHANGE THE POLICY.

SEE THAT INDIVIDUALISTIC SPEAK AFTER THE PRESENTATION BY STAFF AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING.

AND I JUST WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT THE TEXAS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ACTUALLY HAS A GOOD MODEL.

CHAIRMAN.

BOB ALWAYS PERMITS THE PUBLIC TO SPEAK AFTER EACH ACTION ITEM BEFORE THEY TAKE ACTION ON THAT ITEM.

AND ALSO AT THE END OF THE LITTLE MAY DO PUBLIC COMMENT, AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO ACTION ITEM THREE, WHICH IS THE TRANSIT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

I JUST WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT NOT EVERY ONE OF THE COMMUNITY BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, I BELIEVE YOU NEED TO BE MORE TRANSPARENT AS TO WHAT THE PROBLEM ACTUALLY WAS.

IF I KNOW THAT ALL THESE DEPARTMENT OFTEN ACTUALLY IN THE PARKING LOT AT THE METRO RAIL STATION, HOWARD, IT WAS ACTUALLY NO ONE.

THEY WERE JUST PROTECTING, OPERATING, RIGHT CHOICE MINERS, THEIR VEHICLES, AS IT RELATED TO THE BEINGS WITH TYPICALLY AT YOU, SAME THING, PLUS NO ACTIVITY FROM THE BUS RIDERS, THEY WERE JUST SITTING IN THE BACKGROUND.

AND SO I AM JUST CONCERNED THAT THIS WILL BE RACIAL PROFILING, WHERE WE ACTUALLY HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE AREAS THAT ARE PREDOMINANTLY AFRICAN AMERICAN AND HISPANIC, AS OPPOSED TO WHERE THE WHITE CHOICE.

IT'S MORE IN JUST THAT CONTEXT.

I WILL TELL YOU THAT WHEN TTB ON RUNDBERG, AP IS STANDING AT THE DOOR.

WHEN I GO TO ALLENDALE BGP PRODUCT, GREAT HILLS, WHICH HOW LONG AGO, 24, BECAUSE IT TAKES ABOUT THREE TO FOUR HOURS TO GET THERE.

I AM NOT MET WITH AP D ON THE WEST SIDE.

SO I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO JUST THAT LINE, BUT ALSO ASK YOU RIGHT WHEN MR. DEYVON GAVE THIS PRESENTATION CUSTOMER SATISFACTORY.

I THREE COMMUNITY, THAT PARTICULAR MEETING WAS NOT ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC.

I WAS ACTUALLY HOME ABOUT 15 MINUTES, AND THEN FINALLY ADD AN AURA, CONNECT ME TO THE MEETING.

AFTER THE FACT SHE OFFERED TO HAVE ME SPEAK TO THIS LADY ONE, WHICH I, BECAUSE IT WAS SORT OF A MOOT POINT CARVED OUT TIME TO DO THE PRESENTATION AS IT RELATES TO THIS.

I JUST WOULD LIKE YOU TO UNDERSTAND THIS IS A PUBLIC PRIVATE MEETING THAT TAKES A WEEK, AND THEY ONLY BROUGHT THE PUBLIC THAT ACTUALLY FITS CODE ARE DIRECTING MELTS, RUBIN BROOKS.

AND I WOULD ASK, TREAT HIM THE SAME WAY.

TREAT EVERYBODY FAIR.

IT REFLECTS WHITE, FORTUNATELY, AND THE REST OF US, THE CODE AND THE VAN AS IT REALLY, IF YOU PLEAD TO THE BUS DRIVERS SHORT ONE, A COMMENT COMMENT THAT OCTOBER 13TH, MEETING OPERA OPERATIONS COMMITTEE, SPECIFICALLY THAT YOU MENTIONED THE BIG APOLOGETIC LADY THAT SPOKE THE PROCEDURE TEXTBOOK.

I JUST WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE THAT AS IT RELATES TO STAFFING THEIR $3,000 BONUS OR UP TO $3,500 PAGE 1 43 BACKER MATERIALS.

SO I HAVE CONCERN WITH THAT BECAUSE $3,500 SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF MONEY.

WHEN I LOOK AT THIS ASSET, I'LL READ THE BONUSES THAT MANY OF THE EMPLOYEES, 28,000 HOURS.

LET ME JUST BE SPECIFIC.

I TOLD YOU ABOUT THE NUMBER, THE SALARY I'M $90,250,000.

IF YOU'RE AUSTIN TRANS HISTORY CHAIR, AS IT RELATES TO THE THREE MINUTES, 2018 IS SALARY.

IT'S ONE $93,000.

I IT'S $349,037.

THAT'S MORE THAN THE TIME'S EXPIRED.

I HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

THAT FIVE MINUTES.

IS IT FIVE MINUTES? OKAY, GO AHEAD.

YOU'VE GOT TOTAL OF FIVE.

I THINK MS. CHAIRMAN, I JUST WANT TO MENTION AS IT TO CONNECTING TO MEETINGS THIS FRIDAY, WE'LL HAVE THE, THE JOINT MEETING ONCE AGAIN.

AND LAST I SIGNED UP ON SUNDAY MORNING AT 6:35 AM.

I DIDN'T CALL.

I REACHED OUT TO MS. PEGGY'S.

HE SAID IT WAS THE CAPITOL MAGICALS RESPONSIBILITY JOINT MEETING, THAT THE CITY,

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I ACTUALLY HAVE A CLERK.

SHE SAID IT WOULD HAVE A METRIC.

I'M NOT SURE HOW YOU'RE PAYING.

WHO'S ACTUALLY CHARGED TO THE MEETINGS.

I WOULD JUST TELL YOU THAT IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF YOU JUST PUT THE CODE ON THE ACTUAL DOCUMENT, THE AGENDA AND JUST POST IT JUST LIKE COMES TO ME IN YOUR SPORT SO THAT THE PUBLIC IS ALL IN THERE.

AREN'T THAT MANY PEOPLE AND MAKE A FOLK WITH MANY HOOPS, JUST THREE MINUTES CONVERSATION WITH REPORT.

SO IT REALLY DOESN'T FEEL LIKE YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC.

THERE'S A LACK OF TRANSPARENCY AT THIS POINT, EVEN AT ONE PARTICULAR POINT LAST WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 21, 20 21, THE VIDEO WAS POSTED AFTER PUBLIC COMMENT, AUSTIN PARTNERSHIP.

OH, MY RECOMMENDATION IS USE TEXTS TO TALK LIKE THE COUNCIL MEETINGS, WHERE IN REAL TIME THERE'S A TRANSCRIPT THAT GETS GENERATED.

AND SO THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS.

I DO UNDERSTAND THAT THE TAYVON SAID THE MEETINGS PART OF IT AS FOR SAFETY.

I JUST WANT TO GET THOSE MEETINGS RECORDED.

C-SECTION ACCESS, UM, VISORY COMMUNITY.

AND I ASK YOU, PLEASE DO POST THEM BE TRANSPARENT.

UM, IT'S VERY SERVING TO YOUR MIND TITLES, THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, 1964, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION CIRCLE STEFANO 2.1 B DATED OCTOBER, 2012, ACTUALLY REQUIRED TO HAVE ROBUST PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

THANK YOU FOR ME.

I'M NOT SURE.

FIVE MINUTES.

I JUST CHECKED.

THANK YOU, MS. JOSEPH, AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE SOUND.

THE OTHERS HAVE BEEN BETTER THAN MS. JOSEPH'S.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN DO SOMETHING TO MAYBE AN ADVISORY TO OUR SPEAKERS.

IT SOUNDED LIKE MAYBE SHE WAS HAVING MICROPHONE ISSUES OR SOMETHING, BUT THAT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT.

DO WE HAVE MS. MITCHELL? I ASK A QUESTION.

GO AHEAD.

UM, DO, DID SHE SEND US COMMENTS IN WRITING ED? I, I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT SHE WAS ASKING FOR WITH REGARD TO THE MEETING ON FRIDAY.

YEAH.

PERHAPS YOU COULD JUST SOLICIT FROM HER.

I BELIEVE.

I REMEMBER SHE WAS ASKING TO MAKE SURE SHE WAS SIGNED UP AND I'VE, UH, I BELIEVE SOMEONE SENT A LIST OF HER.

SHE WAS ALREADY ON THE LIST, SO.

OKAY.

YEAH, BUT I THINK SHE ALSO MADE SOME COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROCESS AND MAKING SURE THAT THE PROCESS FOR SIGNING UP WAS MS. JUSTICE CONTACTED LAST WEEK ABOUT SIGNING UP FOR THE FRIDAY MEETING.

AND I VERIFY THAT SHE IS ON THE LIST FOR THIS YEAR.

WELL, IF THERE'S ANY AMBIGUITY ON SIGNING UP FOR THAT MEETING, WE OUGHT TO DO AS GOOD A JOB AS WE CAN TO MAKE IT CLEAR HOW PEOPLE DO GET TO SPEAK.

MR. CHAIR, VICE CHAIR.

MAYBE WE COULD, UM, ASK IF SHE HAS ANY WRITTEN COMMENTS THAT SHE WOULD LIKE TO SEND IN.

I KNOW THAT IT WAS IN AND OUT IF SHE WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A WRITTEN COMMENTS, UH, WE MIGHT ENCOURAGE HER TO DO SO.

THANK YOU.

DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER SPEAKERS? UH, ED AND NEITHER, UH, LIKEWISE, MR. SMITH, MR. LORIANNA OR MR. PENA HAVE STILL NOT HERE.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

THAT CONCLUDES OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

NEXT WE'LL HAVE OUR TWO ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORTS.

I BELIEVE WE'RE JOINED REMOTELY BY THE CHAIRS OF BOTH COMMITTEES.

SEE FROM TAYLOR AND CHRIS PRENTICE FROM WE'LL START WITH YOU.

WOULD YOU

[IV.1. Customer Service Advisory Committee (CSAC)]

LIKE TO GIVE US THIS MONTH, SEE SAC REPORT PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

CHAIR COOPER AND CC AND, UM, CHEMISTRY BOARD.

UM, I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE, UH, EDNA PARRA TO GO OVER HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR PREVIOUS MEETING.

UM, BUT IN SUMMARY, UH, UM, OUR OCTOBER AGENDA, WE COVERED, UM, JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT, UM, WHICH WAS PRESENTED BY SAM SERGEANT AS WELL AS BLUE LINE DESIGN OVERVIEW AT 15%, UM, DEVELOP AS WELL AS ORANGE LINE DESIGN OVERVIEW.

UM, IN GENERAL, THERE WERE SOME GOOD CONVERSATION AROUND SOME OF THE CHANGES IN PLANNING ON THOSE, AS WELL AS SOME CONCERN AROUND THE INTERSECTION NORTH OF, UM, UT CAMPUS, UM, IN THE LOCATION OF 30TH, 52ND STREET, UM, WOULD THAT JOG AND GUADALUPE AND CONCERNS AROUND IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY AND BUSINESSES IN THAT AREA? UM, ON A MORE PERSONAL NOTE, UM, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CONCERNS OVER THE PAST YEAR, UM, WITH, UM, PARTICIPATION IN C SAC.

WE'VE HAD A NUMBER OF OPEN SEATS, UM, OVER THE

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PAST 18 MONTHS WE HAVE BEEN FILLED RECENTLY.

UM, BUT WITH THOSE VACANCIES NOT BEING FILLED, IT'S BEEN VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO TAKE ANY ACTION IN AN OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS WE HAVE RARELY HAD FORUM.

UM, WITH THAT, I KNOW THAT THERE ARE A COUPLE OF SEATS REMAINING VACANT, SO I WOULD URGE THE BOARD TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE IN CONTACT WITH THEIR CONSTITUENTS ON SEASICK.

AND IF THEY FIND THAT THERE IS A VACANCY THAT THEY DO WHAT THEY CAN TO FILL THOSE VACANCIES SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO TAKE ACTION, UM, IN AN OFFICIAL CAPACITY.

I THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UH, AND IF YOU'LL JUST MAKE SURE EVERY BOARD MEMBER WHO HAS VACANT APPOINTMENTS KNOWS OR REFRESH THE RECOLLECTION, WE'LL TRY TO ADDRESS THAT.

UH, NEXT

[IV.2. Access Advisory Committee]

WILL BE OUR ACCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORT BY MR. PRENTICE.

UM, MR. MR. CHAIR, I THOUGHT, I BELIEVE THAT THAT HE WANTED TO TURN THE MICROPHONE OVER TO HIS COLLEAGUE EDNA FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON THE, OH, I'M SORRY.

REPORT.

DID I, DID I MISS HERE THAT NO, THAT'S CORRECT.

THANK YOU.

UM, HELLO.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

CHAIRMAN COOPER, VICE CHAIR.

TREVELYAN PRESIDENT CLARK MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

MY NAME IS EDNA PARRA MANAGER OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR CAPITAL METRO AND THE STAFF LIAISON FOR THE ACCESS AND C-SAT COMMITTEES.

UM, I, SO I WANTED TO FIRST LET YOU KNOW THAT BOTH CHAIRS WILL BE WITH ME MOVING FORWARD, AS YOU CAN SEE, THEY WILL BE DOING IT THROUGH TEAMS TO PROVIDE THESE MONTHLY UPDATES, AND I WILL BE HERE TO PROVIDE ANY, UM, SUPPORT FOR THEM FROM THE PRESENTATIONS OR THE MINUTES FOR EACH MEETING.

UM, I DID HAVE AN, UH, AN UPDATE ON THE C SAC MEMBERS.

UM, THIS MONTH WE HAVE ONE MORE APPLICANT ON TODAY'S BOARD CONSENT WHO WHEN APPROVED WOULD ONLY LEAVE ONE AVAILABLE COMMITTEE, CNC, SAC, UM, AND FOR THAT REMAINING, SEE, I'M WORKING WITH BOARD MEMBER ROSS, UM, TO FILL THAT SEAT, THESE, THIS COMING MONTH.

UM, SO THANK YOU TO BOARD MEMBERS, ROSS, AND POOL FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE AND FILLING THOSE VACANCIES.

UM, I ALSO HAD AN UPDATE ON THE PROCEDURES AND SYSTEMS. SO NOW YOU CAN FIND MINUTES AGENDAS, PRESENTATION, PACKETS, AND VIDEOS ON EACH OF THE WEB PAGES.

AND I'M CONTINUING TO WORK WITH BOTH COMMITTEES TO MAKE SURE ANY CHANGES WE'VE MADE WORK FOR THE MEMBERS PLUS ACCOMMODATE THE PUBLIC.

UM, WE DID HAVE TWO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC JOIN OUR ACCESS MEETING THIS PAST MONTH, UH, BUT NO OUTSIDE MEMBERS FOR C SAC.

I DID, UM, EDIT BOTH PAGES AGAIN TO MAKE SURE ALL THE LINKS WERE CORRECT, AND THAT WE ADDED A, AN ADDITIONAL COLUMN SOLELY FOR EACH MEETING LINK.

UM, SO THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE SURE WE COULD, IT CAN BE FOUND IN MULTIPLE AREAS ON THE SITE.

UM, AND I REALIZED THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF CHANGES, UM, BUT THERE'S ALSO, UM, BEEN A LOT OF WORK AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY ON THE CAB, METRO, THE TEAM WHO'S HELPED WITH THAT.

UM, THERE'S GOING TO BE AREAS TO IMPROVE.

SO FEEDBACK IS ALWAYS WELCOMED FROM COMMUNITY COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND BOARD MEMBERS.

UM, I ALSO DID JUST WANT TO THANK BOTH CHAIRS, UM, CHAIR, PRENTICE AND CHAIR TAYLOR, WHO AE, UM, THANK THEM FOR THEIR SERVICE IN THE COMMITTEES AND ALSO FOR TAKING THE TIME DURING THEIR DAY TO BE HERE, TO PROVIDE THESE, UH, COMMITTEE UPDATES.

UM, AND WITH THAT, I WILL PASS IT ON TO, UM, ACCESS CHAIR, CHRIS PRENTICE.

YES.

THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIRMAN COOPER AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND MR. CLARK, UH, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THE EXCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE TO YOU.

UH, UH, OUR MEETING WAS A LITTLE SHORTER THAN USUAL BECAUSE WE STARTED OUR MEETING WITH THE JOINT MEETING WITH THE DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION COMMITTEE, AS WELL AS SEASICK AS WE RECEIVED THE PUBLIC SAFETY, UH, CHARTER, UH, PROPOSAL AND, UH, LISTENED TO CHIEF DUNHAM AS WELL AS, UH, UH, DARRYL JAMAIL AND HAD A FEW COMMENTS ON THAT.

AND, UH, WERE GIVEN A PERIOD OF TIME TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL COMMENTS TO THE PROPOSED CHARTER.

UM, THAT CONCLUDED AROUND SIX 15.

WE DID HAVE A QUORUM OF OUR MEMBERS PRESENT.

I THINK WE MIGHT'VE HAD ONE OR TWO MISSING, BUT WE DID HAVE A QUORUM.

AND SO WE WERE ABLE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS.

UH, WE HAD PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD.

UH, THE ONES THAT MIGHT PUBLIC COMMENT, UH, BELIEVE WERE, UH, MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE AND, UM, THEIR ISSUES WERE ADDRESSED BY STAFF IN AN INAPPROPRIATE MANNER.

UH, FOLLOWING THAT WE DID HAVE A COUPLE OF PRESENTATIONS BY SAM SERGEANT ONE ON THE, UH, JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER WAS ON

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THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE BLUE LINE, UH, FOLLOWED BY A PRESENTATION FROM ALVIN LIVINGSTON OF THE, UH, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE ORANGE LINE.

UH, THEN AS SHE STATED, EDNA PARRA DID PRESENT US, UH, UH, MEETING SYSTEMS AND THE PROCEDURES THAT SHE'S PUT IN PLACE.

UH, UH, WE'RE GRATEFUL TO HAVE AETNA AS OUR, OUR LIAISON NOW THINKS SHE'S GOING TO DO A GREAT JOB FOR OUR COMMITTEE.

UM, FOLLOWING HER PRESENTATION, UH, THE COMMITTEE APPROVED THE MINUTES THAT WE HAD FROM OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING AND WE ADJOURNED AT AROUND SEVEN 30.

UM, IF I CAN TAKE A MOMENT OF, UH, PRIVILEGE FOR JUST A MINUTE CHAIRMAN, I DID HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE, UM, UH, THIS WILL BE MY, UH, LAST MEETING WITH, UH, WITH YOU AS A BOARD.

AND MY LAST MEETING WITH THE EXCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL BE ON, UH, NOVEMBER 3RD.

UH, I'VE BEEN ON THE COMMITTEE SINCE I BELIEVE SINCE 2010, UH, AS FIRST AS A MEMBER, THEN AS VICE CHAIR.

AND I'VE SERVED AS CHAIR FOR SEVERAL YEARS, UM, UH, JUST ACCEPTED, UH, A POSITION AS AN ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN HOCKLEY COUNTY, TEXAS, WHICH IS JUST WEST OF LUBBOCK.

UM, AND I'LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO, TO RETURN TO THE COURTROOM.

I'M RETIRING FROM, UH, THE STATE.

I CURRENTLY WORK AT TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION AND I'M RETIRING AS A STATE EMPLOYEE, BUT GOING TO WORK AS A COUNTY.

AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT, UH, BY THE TIME OF THE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, I'VE ENJOYED THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHAIR THE COMMITTEE INTO, UH, UH, SHEPHERDS THROUGH LOTS OF DIFFERENT CHANGES.

I THINK PROJECT CONNECT WILL BRING A LOT OF GREAT, UH, IMPROVEMENTS TO TRANSPORTATION, ESPECIALLY TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, AS WELL AS, UH, THE REST OF THE FOLKS THAT LIVE HERE OR COME HERE TO VISIT.

AND, UM, UH, I THANK YOU FOR THE TIME AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT AND THE CONFIDENCE THAT YOU'VE PLACED IN ME, UH, CHAIRMAN COOPER, AND I'M SURE THAT THE COMMITTEE WILL CONTINUE TO DO GOOD WORK.

OUR VICE CHAIRMAN WILL BE ABLE TO STEP IN AND, AND RUN THE COMMITTEE.

I BELIEVE HE WILL DO A GREAT JOB AS WELL.

AND I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE TIME AND, UH, THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT Y'ALL HAVE PRESENTED AND ALSO WANT TO THANK MARTIN FOR HIS ASSISTANCE WITH OUR COMMITTEE, UH, OVER SEVERAL YEARS, HE'S DONE A GREAT JOB WITH US AS WELL.

AND, UH, THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

UH, CHAIR APPRENTICE.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOU FOR YOUR STEADFAST SERVICE TO THIS ORGANIZATION AND OUR COMMUNITY.

AND I KNOW ONE OF THE COOL THINGS THAT WE GET TO SEE, UH, ON THE BOARD OF CAP, METRO IS OUR ABILITY THAT CHANGED THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO ARE DIFFERENTLY ABLED THAN, AND TO FACILITATE THEIR BEING, UH, FULL MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY AND ENJOYING ALL THE BENEFITS AND, AND PARTICIPATING IN WORK.

AND, AND, UH, YOU'RE BRINGING, UM, SPECIAL ATTENTION TO WAYS IN WHICH WE CAN DO THAT BETTER FOR THESE MANY YEARS HAS BEEN A VERY VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO OUR COMMUNITY.

AND I'M VERY PROUD OF THE JOB YOU HAVE DONE, UH, BOTH AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE, BUT ALSO AS CHAIR.

SO WE WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK, UH, UH, UH, TAKE A FEW TREES WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO OUT WEST OF LUBBOCK.

UH, YOU'RE GOING TO MISS THOSE.

I WON'T MISS THE HUMIDITY THOUGH.

NO, YOU CAN, UH, YOU CAN TAKE SOME OF THAT WITH YOU AS WELL, BUT WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE, UH, TO OUR BOARD AND OUR COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU.

AND GOOD, GOOD LUCK.

AND GOD SPEED.

REMEMBER KITCHEN.

OH, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL THREE OF YOU.

UM, THIS IS VERY HELPFUL TO US.

I'M I APPRECIATE Y'ALL'S TIME AND APPRECIATE HEARING, UM, FROM OUR, UH, CHAIRS OF OUR COMMITTEES, UH, APPRECIATE YOU ALL PARTICIPATING AND, UM, WANT TO THANK YOU ALL THE WORK THAT ALL OF Y'ALL HAVE DONE, UH, TO MAKE THIS, UM, YOU MAKE THIS INFORMATION MORE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AND WHAT YOU ALL DO, SOMETHING THE PUBLIC CAN PARTICIPATE IN.

UM, AND THEN, UH, BRINGING THAT INFORMATION TO US AT THE BOARD.

SO AGAIN, I KNOW IT'S BEEN A LOT OF, OF WORK AND SOME CHANGE, AND I REALLY DO APPRECIATE IT.

YEAH.

KUDOS TO STAFF AND TO OUR, UH, CHAIRS FOR LEVERAGING THE TECHNOLOGY.

SO WE CAN HEAR DIRECTLY FROM THE CHAIRS AND, UH, HAVE YOU PARTICIPATE IN OUR MEETINGS? THAT'S, THAT'S A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION.

SO THANK YOU ALL.

AND THANK YOU, UH, MS. PARRA FOR YOUR WORK, UH, SUPPORTING BOTH OF THOSE, BUT ALSO GETTING THEM TO US AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

HAVE A GOOD DAY.

UH, NEXT STEP, UH, MEMBERS, UH, WE'LL DO OUR BOARD COMMITTEE UPDATES

[V.1. Operations, Planning and Safety Committee]

FIRST WOULD BE THE OPERATIONS PLANNING AND SAFETY COMMITTEE CHAIR, KITCHEN,

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WHICH YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE THAT REPORT FOR US, PLEASE.

I LOOK TO VICE-CHAIR 2 MILLION FROM THAT ONE THAT WAS A MEETING THAT I HAD TO MISS.

RIGHT.

ALRIGHT.

UM, BOARD MEMBER KITCHEN DID INFORM US OF, OF A, OF ANOTHER COMMITMENT THAT SHE HAD.

SO, UH, WE HELD THE MEETING ON OCTOBER 13TH, UM, BEGINNING, APPROXIMATELY AT 1245 ENDING AT APPROXIMATELY ONE 30.

UH, THE QUORUM WAS CREATED BY BOARD MEMBERS, STRATTON, RENTER, MARIA, AND MYSELF.

UH, WE HAD THREE ACTION ITEMS AND ONE DISCUSSION ITEM.

UM, AFTER WE PASSED THE MINUTES, UM, WE HAD ITEM NUMBER TWO ON THE OPS AGENDA, WHICH IS TODAY CONSENT ITEM NUMBER THREE, AND THEN THE, UH, AN ARE ON ITEM.

NUMBER THREE ON THE OPS AGENDA IS TODAY.

ACTION ITEM NUMBER THREE.

AND AS I SAID EARLIER, UH, WE ADJOURNED AT APPROXIMATELY ONE 30.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU, VICE CHAIR.

UH, NEXT STEP

[V.2. Finance, Audit and Administration Committee]

WE'LL HAVE OUR FINANCE AUDIT AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE REPORT CHAIR MITCHELL.

UH, YES, CHAIRMAN, UH, THE FINANCE AUDIT ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MET AT 10:00 AM ON OCTOBER 13TH.

UH, WE APPROVED THE MINUTES.

WE RECOMMENDED APPROVAL FOR THE INVESTMENT POLICY AND REVISION TO THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE COMPOSITION.

THAT'S ON OUR AGENDA TODAY.

WE ALSO RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF LEGAL CONTRACTS FOR CAP METRO.

UH, WE ADOPTED RESOLUTION, UH, RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF THE INTERNAL AUDIT PLAN, AND WE ALSO RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHARTER.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

WOULD YOU ALSO LIKE TO

[V.3. CAMPO Update]

GIVE US OUR KEMPO UPDATE PLEASE? YES.

CAMPO MET ON OCTOBER 11TH, 2021.

UM, IN TERMS OF ACTION ITEMS, UH, THEY TOOK, UH, TOOK ACTION ITEM ON THE UNIFIED PLAN WORK PROGRAM AMENDMENTS, WHICH ARE RELATIVELY MINOR, UH, TOOK, UH, APPROPRIATE ACTION SCHEDULING MEETINGS NEXT YEAR, AND THEN HAD VARIOUS PRESENTATIONS ON PROGRESS REPORTS AND DEFERRED PROJECTS THAT MIGHT RECEIVE SOME FUNDING IN THE FUTURE.

UH, FOR EXAMPLE, ARTERIALS LIKE LAMAR, THAT W THAT AFFECT US.

UH, THANK YOU, CHAIR.

UH, NEXT WE'LL HAVE

[V.4. Austin Transit Partnership Board Update]

AN UPDATE ON AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, UH, BOARD BUSINESS MEMBERS STRATTON.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

UH, AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP BOARD OF MET RIGHT HERE IN THE ROSA PARKS, BOARDROOM OF CAPITAL METRO ON LAST WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER THE 20TH, UH, PRESENT WERE CHAIR, UH, VERONICA, UH, UH, CASTRO, DEBORA, MYSELF, UH, UH, BOARD MEMBER, UM, UH, TONY ELKINS, UH, MAYOR STEVE ADLER AND, UM, UH, THE, UM, EX-OFFICIO MEMBER, UH, GINA FIE AND DACA FROM, UH, THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND, UM, UH, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND, UH, PRESIDENT AND CEO, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ORGANIZATION, PRESIDENT CEO, UH, RANDY OF CAP METRO, RANDY CLARK ABSENT WAS, UH, DR.

UH, COLETTE PIERCE BURNETTE.

UH, WE ENDEAVORED TO, UH, PASS THREE DIFFERENT ACTION ITEMS. ONE WAS OUR MINUTES.

THE SECOND WAS OUR FIRST MAJOR PROCUREMENT UNDER THE PROCUREMENT POLICY THAT HAD BEEN ADOPTED MOST RECENTLY AT OUR LAST MEETING, UH, TO CONSIDER AND, UH, AWARD ON-CALL LEGAL SERVICES.

THIS IS TO ALLOW THE ORGANIZATION TO GO AHEAD AND BEGIN, UH, OFFERING AND CONSIDERING THE AWARDING OF BASICALLY A, A SERIES OF, UM, LAW FIRMS THAT CAN ASSIST THE ORGANIZATION GOING FORWARD IN VARIOUS TYPES OF CONTRACTS AND CONSIDERATIONS OF LEGAL BUSINESSES ACROSS THE VARIOUS THINGS THAT WOULD COME BEFORE THE ORGANIZATION, UH, THAT PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

AND THEN FINALLY WAS A, THE THIRD ACTION ITEM WAS A CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION, UH, REGARDING, UH, THE CONSTRUCTION MITIGATION PROGRAM.

THIS IS, UH, AND ITS CONSTRUCTION MITIGATION PROGRAM AND OTHER RELATED, UH, POLICIES THAT WOULD, UM, THAT THE ATP WOULD BE PUTTING IN DIRECTING STAFF TO CONSIDER POLICIES BASICALLY THAT WERE, UH, ADDRESSED BY THE, UM, CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS.

AND, UM, THAT WERE RELATED THAT ALSO ARE GOING TO BE RELATED TO THE UPCOMING JOINT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT THAT IS TO BE CONSIDERED THIS FRIDAY.

THAT RESOLUTION WAS ALSO PASSED UNANIMOUSLY, AND THOSE WERE THE MAJOR POINTS AT THAT TIME.

THANK YOU.

REMEMBER STRATTON AT MEMBERS' NEXT.

WE'LL TAKE UP

[VI. Consent Items]

OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

WE HAVE SIX ITEMS. I'LL READ THOSE.

AND IF ANY BOARD MEMBER WISHES TO HAVE ONE OF THEM REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA, UH, WE CAN DO SO BEFORE WE VOTE.

ITEM NUMBER ONE IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2021 CAP METRO BOARD MEETING ITEM NUMBER TWO IS APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION APPOINTING DIANA WHEELER TO THE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

ITEM THREE IS APPROVAL

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OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZED IN THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR HIS DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AN EXECUTED CONTRACT WITH CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF CAMERAS AND SUPPORTING EQUIPMENT AT 31 RAIL SIGNAL HOUSES NOT TO EXCEED $422,290.

ITEM FOUR IS APPROVAL BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF CAPITAL AND METRO'S INVESTMENT POLICY AND REVISION OF THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE COMP COMPOSITION.

ITEM FIVE IS APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES PLAN AND ITEM NUMBER SIX IS APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZED AND THE PRESIDENT AND CEO, OR HIS DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AND EXECUTE CONTRACTS WITH BICKERSTAFF HEATH DEL GATO ACOSTA, LLP CLARK HILL PLC INET KEEVER P L L C GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP HAWKINS, DELAFIELD AND WOOD, L L P HUSH BLACKWELL, L L P JACKSON LEWIS, PC K AND L GATES, LLP CAPLIN, KIRSCH, AND ROCKWELL L L P COWARD HOOD MANNION RANKIN AND GESELL PC AURA CARRINGTON AND SUTCLIFFE, LLP ROSS MOLINA, OLIVER ARROWS, PC THOMPSON, COBURN, LLP, AND WINSTEAD PC FOR OUTSIDE LEGAL COUNSEL SERVICES IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT, NOT TO EXCEED 3 MILLION, 600,000 FOR A THREE-YEAR BASE TERM WITH THREE ONE-YEAR RENEWAL OPTIONS.

DO ANY BOARD MEMBERS WISH TO REMOVE ANY OF THESE ITEMS FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA? HEARING NINE? THERE'S A MOTION.

THERE'S A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA, UM, BY THE VICE CHAIR AND A SECOND BY MEMBER POOL.

ANY DISCUSSION VERY WELL ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

ALL OPPOSED.

NAY.

THE MOTION CARRIES EIGHT TO ZERO.

THANK YOU.

I THINK THIS IS OUR FIRST FULL VOTE POST COVID IN-PERSON.

SO, UH, KUDOS FOR THAT, THAT BENCHMARK, UH, NEXT, UH, UH, UH, MEMBERS WE'LL HAVE OUR ACTION ITEM AGENDA.

OUR FIRST ACTION

[VII.1. Approval of a resolution authorizing the President & CEO, or his designee, to finalize and execute a contract with Structura, Inc. to renovate the first floor of the Capital Metro administrative facility at 2910 E. 5th St., for $1,767,362 plus $170,000 in contingency for a total amount not to exceed $1,937,362]

ITEM IS FOR A CONTRACT TO RENOVATE THE FIRST FLOOR CAT METRO'S ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING HERE AT 29, 10 EAST FIFTH STREET.

MR. CARTWRIGHT, WELCOME AND GOOD TO SEE YOU IN PERSON.

THANK YOU.

AND GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIR COOPER, BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT CEO CLARK.

I'M KEN , VICE PRESIDENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND FACILITIES AT CAPITAL METRO.

AND I'D LIKE TO, AS THE CHAIR MENTIONED, UM, REQUEST APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT CEO OR HIS DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AN EXECUTED CONTRACT WITH STRUCTURE INC, TO RENOVATE THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE CAPITOL METRO ADMINISTRATIVE FACILITY AT 29, 10 EAST FIFTH STREET FOR $1,767,362 PLUS $170,000 IN CONTINGENCY FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,937,362.

I DO HAVE A FEW SLIDES TO SHARE WITH YOU.

I DID WANT TO, I DO WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE DBE GOAL FOR THIS PROJECT FOR THIS CONTRACT WAS ESTABLISHED AT 11%.

AND THIS CONTRACTOR EXPECTS TO EXCEED THAT, UH, WITH, UH, 26.2%, UH, DBE COMPLIANCE.

THE FUNDS FOR THIS PROJECT ARE INCLUDED IN THE FISCAL YEAR, 2022 CAPITAL METRO CAPITAL BUDGET.

IF YOU'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE SLIDES HERE.

SO AS YOU NOTICED ON YOUR WAY IN THIS MORNING, YOU SAW A LITTLE BIT OF CONSTRUCTION ONGOING.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE STARTED A LITTLE BIT OF THE DEMO DEMOLITION PROCESS UNDER A SEPARATE CONTRACT TO REMODEL THE FIRST FLOOR OF THIS BUILDING.

AND ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE'RE DOING IS WE'RE CONVERTING THE FIRST FLOOR OF THIS BUILDING AND, UH, DEDICATING ENTIRELY TO OUR OPERATIONS GROUP.

SO OUR OPERATIONS GROUP HAS HAD, UH, QUITE A BIT OF TIGHT QUARTERS IN THIS FACILITY FOR MANY YEARS.

AND SO IT'S, IT'S A TIME OVERDUE THAT WE'VE PAID ATTENTION TO THEM AND PROVIDE PROPER FACILITIES FOR OUR OPERATING GROUP.

YOU CAN SEE THIS FLOOR PLAN HERE THAT DESCRIBES THE AREAS THAT WE'LL BE, UH, CONSTRUCTING AND RENOVATING THE AREA.

NUMBER ONE IS A NEW AND EXPANDED DRIVER READY ROOM.

THE SECOND AREA IS NEW, OUR NEW DEDICATED TRAINING ROOMS. CURRENTLY OUR OPERATORS DO NOT HAVE DEDICATED TRAINING ROOMS. SO THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THAT THEY ACTUALLY HAVE DEDICATED TRAINING ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR THEIR OWN PURPOSES.

AREA THREE IS A LARGE MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GATHERINGS, LARGE MEETINGS, UH, COMPANY-WIDE EVENTS AS WELL, THEN THE AREA FOR JUST AS YOU ENTER THE FACILITY.

AND I SHOULD POINT OUT HERE IS,

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UH, SEE IF THAT'S NOT POINTING, BUT, UH, THERE ON THE TOP AREA OF THIS FLOOR PLAN, THAT IS WHERE THE ENTRANCE TO THE BUILDING IS AREA FOUR, JUST TO THE RIGHT IS THE, UH, APPLICATION, THE INTERVIEW ROOM, AND THEN AREA FIVE.

FINALLY, THOSE ARE THE OFFICE SPACES FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE, UH, UM, UH, UH, PART OF OUR OPERATIONAL GROUP, EXCUSE ME, WE DO INTEND TO, UH, UH, DEVELOP THIS IN TWO PHASES IN ORDER TO CONTINUE OUR OPERATIONS OUT OF THIS FACILITY.

SO WE HAVE UNINTERRUPTED, UH, DISPATCH AND DRIVER READY AREAS AVAILABLE.

PHASE ONE WILL START IMMEDIATELY.

AND THEN PHASE TWO SHORTLY THEREAFTER, YOU CAN SEE WE'RE SORT OF DIVIDING UP THAT WORK, UH, JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR OPERATIONS ARE NOT INTERRUPTED DURING THIS PERIOD IN OUR SCHEDULE.

YOU CAN SEE IT THERE AT THE TOP IN THE BLUE, THE DEMOLITION FIRST PHASE OF THE DEMOLITION IS CLOSE TO BEING WRAPPED UP NOW, AND THEN WE'LL START THE PHASE ONE CONSTRUCTION AND FINISHED THAT IN EARLY SPRING OF NEXT YEAR.

AND THEN THE PHASE TWO OF THAT, UM, IN THE APRIL TIMEFRAME.

SO THAT IS WHAT WE ARE PLANNING TO DO.

THIS IS THE CONTRACT FOR THAT.

AND I'LL PAUSE THERE TO SEE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PROJECT, THIS CONTRACT QUESTIONS FOR MR. CARTWRIGHT MEMBERS.

CAN I HAVE ONE, UH, MAYBE THIS MAY BE DIRECTED TO OUR PRESIDENT, BUT WELL, THE BOARD, WHERE ARE WE CONTEMPLATING BOARD MEETINGS? SURE.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE BOARD MEETINGS IN THIS PARTICULAR ROOM HERE UNTIL WE HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION FOR THAT FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OTHER QUESTIONS, NONE CHAIR THEN WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION WITH RESPECT TO ACTION ITEM NUMBER ONE, THE APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR HIS DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AN EXECUTED CONTRACT WITH STRUCTURE INC, TO RENOVATE THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE CAPITOL METRO ADMINISTRATIVE FACILITY AT 29, 10 EAST FIFTH STREET FOR THE SUM OF $1,767,362.

I HAVE A MOTION MOTION BY MEMBER MITCHELL.

IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND BY MEMBER KITCHEN, ANY DISCUSSION? I'LL JUST SAY, UH, HAVING, UH, COME OVER HERE FOR SEVEN, SOME ODD YEARS, THIS PLACE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A LITTLE BIT OF A RABBIT WARREN AND WE'VE ALWAYS HAD SPACE ISSUES.

SO IT'S GOOD NOW FINALLY, TO SEE US, UH, DEVELOPING THE FACILITY THAT BEFITS THE SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE AND WILL ALLOW US TO BETTER SERVE OUR COMMUNITY BY HAVING BETTER TRAINING FACILITIES AND, AND, UH, READY ROOMS AND ALL OF THAT.

WE'VE BEEN LIMPING BY, I THINK, UH, FROM A FACILITY STANDPOINT FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

SO THIS IS GOOD PROGRESS TO SEE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS VERY WELL ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? NAY MOTION CARRIES EIGHT TO ZERO.

THANK YOU.

I THINK YOU'RE UP WITH THE ACTION ITEM.

NUMBER TWO AS WELL.

[VII.2. Approval of a resolution authorizing the President & CEO, or his designee, to finalize and execute contracts with Unity Contracting Services, Inc., Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. and MA Smith Contracting, Inc. for Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Construction Services for transit facility construction projects for a five (5) year contract for a total amount not to exceed $50,000,000.]

YES.

THANK YOU.

UM, ACTION ITEM NUMBER TWO IS REQUESTING APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OR HIS DESIGNEE TO FINALIZE AN EXECUTE CONTRACTS WITH UNITY CONTRACTOR SERVICES, INC STACEY AND WHITBECK INC AND MIA SMITH CONTRACTING COMPANY, INC FOR INDEFINITE DELIVERY, INDEFINITE QUANTITY OR ID IQ CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR TRANSIT FACILITY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR A FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT, NOT TO EXCEED $50 MILLION.

AND I DO HAVE SEVERAL SLIDES TO REVIEW.

I WILL MENTION THAT THE DV DBE GOAL FOR THIS PROJECT, UH, WAS ESTABLISHED AT 17% AND EACH OF THESE CONTRACTORS EITHER MEETS OR EXCEEDS THAT.

AND WE HAVE MORE DETAIL ABOUT THAT IN THE, IN THE SLIDES, THE FUNDING FOR THIS IS INCLUDED IN THE CAPITAL METRO, UH, FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AS PART OF PROJECT CONNECT.

SO IN TERMS OF THIS, UH, THIS CONTRACT, UM, THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT WILL BE TO SERVE THE METRO RAPID CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

AND, UH, AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS MEETING, YOU DID HAVE PUBLIC SPEAKERS WHO MADE COMMENTS ON THIS, AND I WILL ADDRESS THOSE POINTS IN THIS PRESENTATION, AND PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INTERRUPT ME AT ANY POINT, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON ANY PARTICULAR SLIDES.

SO YOU'VE SEEN