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[00:00:04]

IT IS 6 36

[CALL TO ORDER]

AND TONIGHT WE HAVE A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE FROM GINA CHAVEZ.

SO THAT'S STEWART DISTRICT FIVE HAS BROUGHT IN GINA AND WE'LL GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

HOW ABOUT NOW? THERE WE GO.

UH,

[MUSICAL PERFORMANCE]

GINA CHAVEZ IS A WIFE, A PHILANTHROPIST, AND AN AWARD-WINNING INDEPENDENT MUSICIAN.

SHE, SHE WANTED 2020 LATIN GRAMMY, OR WASN'T A LATIN GRAMMY NOMINEE FOR BEST POP ROCK ALBUM, 12 TIME AUSTIN MUSIC AWARD WINNER, INCLUDING NIGHT, 2019, BEST FEMALE VOCALS, 2015 AUSTIN MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR.

HER NPR TINY DESK CONCERT HAS MORE THAN 1.2 MILLION VIEWS AND HER HOURS LONG PBL OR HOUR LONG PBS SPECIAL IS AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE GINA'S MUSIC IS VERY PERSONAL.

HER PASSIONATE COLLECTION OF BILINGUAL SONGS TAKES AUDIENCES ON A JOURNEY TO DISCOVER HER LATIN ROOTS THROUGH HER MUSIC.

AS SHE SHARES HER LIFE STORY OF A LIFE STORY.

SHE SHARES HER STORY OF LIFE IN TEXAS AS A MARRIED QUEER CATHOLIC

[00:07:01]

AMAZING, OBVIOUSLY NICE CHOICE STORAGE.

YOU KNOW, CHAVEZ IS SUCH A GYM IN THE CITY AND AN AMAZING AMBASSADOR FOR AUSTIN.

AND, BUT EVERY, EVERY MONTH I'M JUST BLOWN AWAY YET AGAIN, BY THE WEALTH OF TALENT IN THE CITY.

IT'S SUCH A GREAT REMINDER OF WHY WE'RE HERE IN MEETINGS LIKE THIS, UM, TO PROPEL THAT FORWARD AND PRESERVE.

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT OUR CITY.

SO WITH THAT, WE'LL GO AHEAD

[CITIZEN COMMUNICATION]

AND MOVE ON TO CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

AND I DON'T THINK STAFF, I DON'T THINK I HAVE A LIST.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SORRY.

I SHOULD I HUNTED THAT UP.

OKAY.

AS WE'RE TRANSITIONING FROM ZOOM MEETINGS TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS, WE'RE HAVING TO RELEARN ALL THE PROCESSES OKAY.

SO FIRST UP FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION, WE HAVE AL MAXIMO.

GOOD EVENING.

SORRY.

THE MAXIMUM YOU WANT TONIGHT TONIGHT IS THE BEGINNING OF THE, THE S THE LOS MUERTOS, ALL ST.

STAY TODAY.

AND THEN TOMORROW, ALSO TODAY IN THE LATINO CULTURE, IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT EVENT.

WE, WE SAY WE PRAY FOR THE DEAD AND FIGHT LIKE HELL FOR THE LIVING.

AND SO I'M TO FIGHT LIKE HELL FOR MUSICIANS AND MUSIC.

I WANT IT TO, UH, PROVIDE SOME QUICK, UH, INFORMATION, UH, ABOUT, UH, THE BASIS FOR FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS.

OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, I'VE BEEN TRACKING THIS PRETTY CLOSELY.

A LOT OF THIS, UM, IMPACTS YOUR DECISION MAKING AND HOW YOU FORMULATE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUNDING, PARTICULARLY THE LINE MUSIC FUNDING, THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FUND.

SO IT STARTS WITH THE 19TH 2016 CREATIVE ECOSYSTEMS OMNIBUS RESOLUTION THAT WAS PASSED MY COUNCIL AND IDENTIFIED PUBLIC POLICY PROGRAM AREAS THAT, UH, THE COUNCIL WAS TRYING TO PROBLEM SOLVE WITH REGARD TO ACCESS INCREASING ACCESS RESOURCES FOR MUSICIANS.

AND IN PARTICULAR FOCUS ON INTERVENTIONS FOR EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, UH, INCLUDED IN THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS WAS A RECOMMENDATION TO REVIEW THIRD-PARTY FUND ADMINISTRATION.

IN THE FALL OF 2016, WE HAD THE VISITORS IMPACT TASK FORCE

[00:10:02]

THAT HAD NUMEROUS INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES AND WAS FOCUSED ON EXPANDING THE CONVENTION CENTER AND IN DOING SO MAXIMIZE THE PUBLIC VALUE PROCESS ACROSS MULTIPLE SECTORS, INCLUDING MUSIC.

THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME MUSIC HAD IDENTIFIED AN OPPORTUNITY FROM HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAXES.

AND THIS WAS THE GENESIS OF THE LIVE MUSIC FUND.

UH, THE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDED FUNDING FOR ALLOWABLE USES, UM, RELATED TO COMMERCIAL USES AND INCLUDED A RECOMMENDATION FOR THIRD PARTY FUND ADMINISTRATION.

AND THEN FINALLY, UH, FEBRUARY TWO 20, UH, 2020, THE LIVE MUSIC FUND WORKING TASK FORCES WERE SELECTED BY THE MUSIC COMMISSION.

NICOLA WAS TO ESTABLISH A FRAMEWORK FOR THE EFFECTIVE USE OF HOT AND THE LIVE MUSIC WORKING GROUP RECOMMENDED THAT CERTAIN INDUSTRY SECTORS BE CONSIDERED TO PARTICIPANT IN ALIGN MUSIC FUND.

THAT WAS MUSICIANS, VENUES, PRODUCTION, UH, COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, UNDERSERVED GENRES, FESTIVALS, AND EVENTS AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH INNOVATION INDUSTRIES LIKE TECHNOLOGY, A FUNDING MODEL WAS PRESENTED, UH, BECAUSE IT WAS APPARENT THAT THE LIVE MUSIC FUND WAS DEPENDENT ON A FUNDING SOURCE THAT WAS SLOW GROWING AND VULNERABLE DUE TO CORONA OR CORONA.

UH, THE LIVE MUSIC WORKING GROUP RECOMMENDED A SECONDARY COMPANION FUND ALIVE MUSIC FUND THAT WOULD FUND, UH, EQUITY, DIVERSITY INCLUSION INITIATIVES.

AND INITIALLY IN A MOUNTAIN WAS RECOMMENDED AT 1.8 MILLION.

THE SECONDARY FUND WAS TO ACT AS A COMPANION TO THE LIGHT MUSIC FUND AND WHAT REQUIRE FUNDRAISING FROM PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SOURCES TO CONCLUDE THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF THE OMNIBUS RESOLUTION, THE VISITOR TASK FORCE AND THEIR LIVE MUSIC WORKING GROUP WAS FOUR AREAS.

IT FOCUSED ON THE MUSIC ECOSYSTEM INDUSTRY SECTORS.

IT RELATED TO COMMERCIAL MUSIC USES IT INCLUDED THIRD PARTY FUND ADMINISTRATION AND WHO WAS THE FOCUS ON EQUITY, DIVERSITY INCLUSION AND THE FUND TO SUPPORT THOSE INITIATIVES.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

OKAY.

NEXT PERSON WE HAVE FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION IS CODY COWEN FROM MUSIC MAKES AUSTIN GOOD EVENING MUSIC COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS CODY CALLEN, AND I'M SPEAKING TODAY ON BEHALF AS PRESIDENT OF MUSIC MAKES AUSTIN AUSTIN'S MUSIC ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION THAT REPRESENTS THE COMMERCIAL LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY, THE LIVE MUSIC FUND CONCEIVED IN 2016, AND THEN LEGALLY APPROVED THROUGH REFERENDUM IN 2019, THEN APPROVED BY COUNCIL WITH THE INTENT OF CREATING TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE INSIDE OF THE COMMERCIAL MUSIC INDUSTRY, MUSIC MAKES AUSTIN HAS SHEPHERDED THIS PROCESS OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS THROUGH TASKFORCE OR COMMISSIONER AND PLACEMENT, AS WELL AS STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATION AND WORKING GROUP PARTICIPATION IN THE FOLLOWING, THE VISITORS IMPACT TASK FORCE, THE TOURISM COMMISSION, THE ARTS COMMISSION REFERENDUM THROUGH PUBLIC CAMPAIGNING AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT GROUPS, CITY COUNCIL ADVOCACY, AND THROUGH ENGAGEMENT WITH THE MUSIC COMMISSION AND THROUGH AT LEAST THREE DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDER GROUPS.

WE ARE FRUSTRATED AND DISAPPOINTED THAT OUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LIVE MUSIC FUND PROGRAM, BOTH IN SUBSTANCE AND IN DETAIL HAVE BEEN CONSISTENTLY DISMISSED OR ERASED FROM THE PROCESS WITH RESPECT TO THE PLAN THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY PRESENTED BY EDD TO THE CITY COUNCIL.

THE EDD PLAN FAILS TO BOTH CREATE AND MEASURE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR THE COMMERCIAL LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

MUSIC MAKES AUSTIN HAS CREATED A LONG-TERM PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES REAL SOLUTIONS THAT ACTUALLY REFLECT MARKET PRACTICES AND COME AND CAN PROVIDE TRANSFORMATIONAL VALUE FOR A DIVERSE ARRAY OF INTERESTS.

THERE ARE NOW TWO DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT PLANS IN FRONT OF THE COMMISSION AND CITY COUNCIL.

THE CULTURAL ARTS CENTERED PLAN THAT EDD HAS BROUGHT FORWARD AS FINISHED WORK PRODUCT AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CENTERED PLAN THAT HAS BEEN OFFERED BY OUR, BY OUR GROUP.

LAST FRIDAY, TODAY, WE ARE ASKING THAT THE MUSIC COMMISSION MAKE A MOTION AND VOTE FOR AN EXTENSION FOR THE LIVE MUSIC FUND PROGRAM, PERHAPS FOR AN ADDITIONAL THREE TO FOUR MONTHS TO RECONVENE AND FIND SOME RECONCILIATION BETWEEN THE PREVAILING OPTIONS.

THIS DECISION COULD RADICALLY ALTER THE LANDSCAPE OF THE LIVE MUSIC SCENE IN AUSTIN FOR YEARS TO COME, WHICH IS WHY IT'S IMPERATIVE TO NOT HURRY THIS PROCESS ALONG WITHOUT PROPER DUE DILIGENCE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TODAY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, CODY.

HEY, NEXT STEP.

WE HAVE REBECCA REYNOLDS FROM MUSIC MAKES AUSTIN GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS REBECCA REYNOLDS AND I AM THE PRESIDENT OF THE MUSIC VENUE ALLIANCE OF AUSTIN.

[00:15:01]

I'M ALSO AN ATTORNEY AND I'VE LIVED IN AUSTIN FOR 47 YEARS.

I'M HERE TODAY TO GIVE MY PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON THE LIVE MUSIC FUND.

I BEGAN STUDYING TEXAS TAX CODE CHAPTER 3 51 IN THE SUMMER OF 2016, WHICH LED TO MY ATTENDING A PRESENTATION IN THIS CHAMBER BY THE TEXAS HOTEL AND LODGING ASSOCIATION TO COUNSEL ON THE ALLOWABLE AND INTENDED USES OF HOTEL TAX FUNDS.

I DECIDED THEN TO WORK ON CORRECTING AUSTIN'S HISTORY OF EXCLUDING INDEPENDENT VENUES FROM GETTING SUPPORT NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER FROM TOURISM DOLLARS, THEY HAVE A CENTRAL ROLE IN GENERATING.

SINCE THEN, I HAVE LOGGED TRULY COUNTLESS HOURS OF DISCUSSIONS WITH LAWMAKERS AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY AND STUDYING HOTEL TAX PROGRAMS AND MUSIC FUNDING PROGRAMS. FOR THE MORE I'VE BEEN ON RECORD IN PUBLIC EMAILS AND TESTIMONY AT COUNCIL AND MUSIC COMMISSION CONSISTENTLY FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS, I'VE ALSO MADE MYSELF AVAILABLE TO COLLABORATE IN WORKING GROUPS, SPEAK ON PANELS, AND I'VE GIVEN DOZENS OF PRINT AND RADIO INTERVIEWS.

THE MUSIC MAKES AUSTIN BOARD HAS TWO REPRESENTATIVES ON THIS MUSIC COMMISSION, AND THERE ARE TWO, THERE WERE TWO MUSIC COMMISSIONERS IN ATTENDANCE OF OUR RECENT MEETING WITH THE MAYOR.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, I'VE COMMUNICATED DIRECTLY AND INDIVIDUALLY WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS, MUSIC, COMMISSIONERS, AND STAFF ABOUT WHAT WAS AT ONE TIME, OUR SHARED VISION ALL THE WAY FROM WHEN, WHEN WE BEGAN WORK ON THE CREATION OF THIS FUND IN 20 16, 20 16 THROUGH TODAY, I PROVIDED EXAMPLES OF HOW PUBLIC FUNDING CAN SUPPORT MUSICIANS AND UNDER-REPRESENTED ON UNDERREPRESENTED GENRES.

PLEASE REVISIT THE CHICAGO BAND REGISTRY.

IF YOU HAVEN'T IN A WHILE OR NEVER DID, I'VE BEEN CLEAR, AVAILABLE, TRANSPARENT AND CONSISTENT.

NONETHELESS, IF ANYONE IS CONFUSED ABOUT MY FEEDBACK ON THE PROPOSED GUIDELINES, I'M HERE TO SAY THAT A PROGRAM THAT INTENTIONALLY EXCLUDES INDEPENDENT VENUES IS UNACCEPTABLE.

IN FACT, I'M SURPRISED BY THIS GROUP OF MUSIC, COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES, YOU'VE ARRIVED AT A LOYALTY TEST BETWEEN EQUITY AND INDEPENDENT VENUES.

I'M CONVINCED, YOU KNOW, THAT THIS IS A FALSE CHOICE.

SOME OF YOU MAY DISAGREE WITH MY POSITION AND THAT'S OKAY.

ULTIMATELY COUNCIL WILL DECIDE THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROPOSED GUIDELINES AND HOW CURRENT COMMISSIONERS HAVE BEEN USING CULTURAL ARTS HOT FUNDS.

FOR YEARS, I ENCOURAGE THIS COMMISSION TO RETURN WORK TO COUNCIL THAT IS RESPONSIVE TO THE STATE STATUTE.

THE UNANIMOUSLY VOTED ON COUNCIL ORDINANCE, ESTABLISHING THIS FUND, THE DISCUSSION ON THE DYESS THAT LED TO THAT VOTE AND DIRECTION GIVEN TO STAFF AT COUNCIL WORK SESSION ON OCTOBER 12TH OF THIS YEAR IN ORDER TO DO SO.

I ASK THAT YOU DELAY A VOTE ON PROGRAM GUIDELINES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, REBECCA.

OKAY.

AND OUR LAST SPEAKER FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION IS A TWO MORE WILLIAM FROM EKU AUSTIN.

AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO DONATE MY TIME TO ALEX LAY HALL ON THE BEHALF OF EACH TO AUSTIN, THE AUSTIN MUSIC COMMISSIONERS.

UM, MY NAME IS ALEX FILET, WHO, AND I'M HERE WITH MY COLLEAGUE, MR. TAMARA WILLIAMS, AND WE'RE BOARD MEMBERS OF EKU AUSTIN, A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, WHICH HAS BEEN WORKING FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS ON EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, AND THE HOT TAXES IN THE MUSIC ECOSYSTEM UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF A MAYOR, STEVEN ADLER AND THE MUSIC AND ARTS COMMISSIONS, THE MUSIC INDUSTRY EARNED ACCESS TO HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAXES.

UM, IN FEBRUARY, 2016, WE HELPED INTRODUCE THE AUSTIN MUSIC AND CREATIVE ECOSYSTEM OMNIBUS RESOLUTION WITH MAYOR ADLER, INTRODUCING MUSIC EDI IN PUBLIC RECORD, THE FIRST SET OF CITY OF AUSTIN MUSIC AND CREATION, CREATIVE, UH, ECOSYSTEMS STABILIZATION RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED ADI.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU GUYS HAVE THE PHOTO, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE A PHOTO OF THAT GROUP.

DID YOU HAVE THE PHOTO? NOT NO PHOTO? WELL, IT JUST AS BASICALLY A PHOTOGRAPH OF, UM, THAT DAY IN THE MAYOR'S OFFICE UPSTAIRS, OR, UM, WHERE A LOT OF MUSICIANS FROM ALL OVER AUSTIN KIND OF CAME TOGETHER, UM, ALL ADVOCATING FOR EQUITY AND MUSIC.

UM, THERE'S ACTUALLY A FEW OF YOU HERE IN THE ROOM THAT WERE THERE AS WELL.

BUT, UM, FROM THE BEGINNING, YOU KNOW, Q AUSTIN HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE EDI OVERLAY COMPONENT THAT WAS PRESENTED IN THE OMNIBUS PLAN.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, WE HEAR A LOT OF REFERENCES ABOUT THE MUSIC ECOSYSTEM AND THAT ECOSYSTEM INCLUDES EVERYONE PRESENT HERE TONIGHT.

UH, I'VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH A LOT OF YOU AND EVEN THOSE ARTISTS BEHIND ME.

SO, UM, EVERYONE'S VOICE

[00:20:01]

MATTERS.

UM, THROUGHOUT THE PAST SIX YEARS, WE'VE SUPPORTED THE MUSIC COMMISSION'S PROCESS ON DEBATING USES OF THE HOT TAX THROUGH THE VISITORS IMPACT TASK FORCE, THE MUSIC COMMISSION, WORKING GROUPS, PUBLIC FORUMS, AND EVERY CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT CITY COUNCIL ENGAGEMENT, THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AND COLLABORATIVE COLLABORATION WITH OUR COLLEAGUES.

THAT MUSIC MAKES US, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF VALUABLE, UM, DIALOGUE RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SHARED BETWEEN EVERYONE.

AND WE'VE GIVEN FEEDBACK DRAFTED RECOMMENDATIONS, MUCH OF IT ADOPTED BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UM, TODAY WE HAVE A PUBLIC SECTOR, THE MUSIC COMMISSION AND EDD STAFF, A THOUGHTFUL, YOU KNOW, AND TRANSPARENT LIVE MUSIC FUND DOCUMENT.

WHEN WE SEE AS IMPACTFUL, ESPECIALLY FOR MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

AND THEN WE HAVE THE PRIVATE SECTOR, WHICH, UH, THIS MUSIC MAKES AUSTIN HAS SUBMITTED A PROPOSAL THAT ADDRESSES THE CITY COUNCIL'S INTENT FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE FOR AUSTIN'S LIVE MUSIC ECONOMY.

UM, BOTH OF THOSE PROPOSALS PROVIDE UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES FROM THE COMMERCIAL MUSIC INDUSTRY, EXCUSE ME, FOR THIS MASTER, THE LIVE MUSIC BRIAN, UH, SHOULD BE VIEWED AS A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT IN AUSTIN'S MUSIC AND ARTS ECOSYSTEM THAT LEADS WITH EDI TO ENSURE THAT UNDERSERVED ARTISTS AND STAKEHOLDERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITIES TO SUCCEED AND STAY IN AUSTIN.

SO, UM, LET ME SEE, LET ME JUST GO AHEAD AND END IT HERE.

UM, AM I, IS MY TIME UP OR DO I NEED TO GET DONE? I'M GONNA WRAP IT UP WITH A SENTENCE.

OKAY, COOL.

UM, SO, YOU KNOW, EEKY, AUSTIN SEES A LOT OF MUSIC FUND, NOT AS EITHER OR PROPOSITION A CHOICE BETWEEN EQUITY OR GROWING BUSINESSES, BUT AS A BUILDING, A STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK FOR BOTH.

UM, AND IN CLOSING, YOU KNOW, EKU AUSTIN IS RECOMMENDING THAT, YOU KNOW, AN EXTENSION OF THE LIVE MUSIC FUND DECISION TO BUILD CONSENSUS BETWEEN THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR.

AND, UH, HE WAS JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME TO CREATE A MEANINGFUL IMPACT, UH, FOR YEARS TO COME.

AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, ALEX.

OKAY.

THAT'S EVERYBODY WE HAVE FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

SO WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

AND MOVE TO APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

SO HOPEFULLY EVERYBODY'S HAD A MOMENT TO READ THEM IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THEM.

GO AHEAD.

YEAH, I'LL MOVE THAT.

WE APPROVE THEM.

OKAY.

I HAVE A SECOND.

I'LL SECOND THAT MOTION ALL IN FAVOR.

ALRIGHT GREAT.

SO WE WERE DONE WITH THAT, SO WE WILL MOVE ON TO NOW MAKE

[4B. Discussion and Possible Action on election of Music Commission Vice-chair.]

A MOTION.

OH, ABSOLUTELY.

WE, UM, RIGHT NOW WE DON'T CURRENTLY HAVE A VICE CHAIR AND THAT IS ITEM FOUR B UNDER NEW BUSINESS.

CAN WE MOVE THE VICE CHAIR ELECTION TO BE RIGHT NOW, UH, AHEAD OF THE REST OF THE, UH, OTHER ITEMS IN THE AGENDA? SO, OKAY.

I SECOND THAT ALL IN FAVOR.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THAT'S GREAT.

WE ARE PICKING UP WHERE WE LEFT OFF IN OUR LAST MEETING.

SO I WILL GO AHEAD AND RESTATE MY NOMINATION OF ALL THE AMOUNT OF CHARLA AS A VICE CHAIR.

WE HAVE A SECOND, SECOND.

OKAY.

WE HAVE ANYBODY ELSE.

THAT'S SUDDENLY DECIDED TO BE WHAT THEY WOULD LOVE TO BE VICE CHAIR NOW.

OKAY.

SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND ALL IN FAVOR OF, UM, FAULT COMMISSIONER METTA, CHARLA'S, UH, BECOMING OUR VICE CHAIR.

OKAY.

SO FOR YOURSELF.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

CONGRATULATIONS.

AND I AM VERY PLEASED ABOUT THIS VOLLEY AND I SPEAK ALL THE TIME.

UM, IT'S, SHE'S MY COMMISSION WORK-WISE SO, UM, WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT WHERE WE CAN TAKE, UH, CONTINUE TO PROPEL THINGS FORWARD FOR THE MUSIC COMMISSION.

SO, OKAY THEN RETURNING TO OUR AGENDA STAFF

[2. STAFF BRIEFINGS]

BRIEFINGS, GOOD EVENING MUSIC COMMISSIONERS.

SO NOVIA HAUTE, RAP, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CITY OF AUSTIN, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

JUST WANT IT TO BRING YOU AN UPDATE ON THE LIVE MUSIC, FUN HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX COLLECTION.

OKAY.

BEFORE YOU IS THE APPROVED.

WELL, IT SAYS PROPOSED, BUT THE APPROVED BUDGET FOR 2122, BUT WHAT I WANT TO BRING YOUR ATTENTION TO IS THE FISCAL YEAR 2021.

IF YOU GO TO THE FOURTH COLUMN OVER THAT SAYS AMENDED,

[00:25:01]

THIS IS THE COLUMN THAT COUNCIL ACTUALLY APPROVED IN OCTOBER OF 2020, THE COLUMN THAT SAYS ESTIMATED OR THE PROJECTIONS THAT WE WORK WITH THROUGHOUT THE YEAR ON THE COLLECTION, AS YOU NOTICE THE TRANSFER IN TO THE CO FROM THE CONVENTION CENTER SHOWS 1.2 TO SEVEN.

OKAY.

I'M PLEASED TO TELL YOU THAT THE COLLECTIONS CAME IN A LITTLE HIGHER.

WE ACTUALLY COLLECTED 1.48 MILLION.

SO THE BALANCE AS OF SEPTEMBER 30TH, CLOSE TO, WE STILL HAVE ONE MORE CLOSE IS $3.2 MILLION, APPROXIMATELY $292,000 INCREASE.

OKAY.

WAS THAT, WAS THAT STRICTLY JUST THROUGH THE CONVENTION CENTER WAS A CONVENTION CENTER.

YES.

THAT IS THE TRANSFER IN AS PART OF THE 2 CENT INCREASE THAT WAS GIVEN VOTED ON AND APPROVED FOR THE EXPANSION.

AND SO THAT IS THE TRANSFER INTO THE LIVE MUSIC FUND.

THERE YOU ARE, CHRIS.

SORRY.

THANK YOU.

MA'AM ALL RIGHT.

AND SO JUST TO REMIND YOU THAT THESE, UM, FUNDS OKAY.

I DON'T HAVE A CLICKER NOT WORKING NEXT SLIDE.

NEXT SLIDE.

NEXT SLIDE.

JUST WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT THESE DO FALL UP UNDER THE STATE TEXAS STATE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX, BUT THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROMOTION AND IMPROVEMENT AND APPLICATION OF THE ARTS.

SO JUST WANTED TO REMIND YOU CAN NOT USE THESE FUNDS TO PURCHASE A BUILDING, UH, OR A VENUE THAT FALLS WITHIN THE CONVENTION CENTER PER VIEW OF THE HOT TAX CONVENTION CENTERS OR VISITOR SOON.

SO JUST WANTED TO PUT THAT REMINDER OUT THERE.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND WITH THAT, I'LL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS COLLECTIONS CAME IN HIGHER.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

SO NOVIA, ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I THINK THAT'S GREAT NEWS, UH, AND TRACKS PRETTY CLOSE TO, YEAH, GO AHEAD COMMISSIONER.

OH, NO, NO.

I WAS JUST CURIOUS.

UM, SO IT CAN ONLY BE UTILIZED.

CAN YOU JUST CIRCLE BACK AROUND THAT THEY'RE VERY ANY PORTION, SO YOU ALL WILL BE CONSIDERING GUIDELINES LATER TODAY.

AND SO THE GUIDELINES THAT WERE PRESENTED BEFORE FALL WITHIN THE STATUTE AS STATED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY ANYONE ELSE? OKAY.

UM, YEAH, I JUST, UH, HEARD SOME FROM ONE OF THE SPEAKERS THAT THEY DON'T SEE ANY DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN THE POD GUIDELINES AND CULTURAL ARTS FUNDING GUIDELINES.

COULD YOU MAYBE TOUCH ON THAT BREATH? WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE, THE LIVE MUSIC GUIDELINES AND THE EXACT SAME WAY WOULD BE, YEAH, WE'LL TAKE THAT.

SO THIS IS RIGHT NOW, WE'RE JUST CRUNCHING.

AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE NUMBERS THAT HAVE BEEN CRUNCHED.

YES.

I THINK THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

AND WE SHOULD TAKE THAT UP.

UM, AND, UH, CHRIS, JUST TO YOUR POINT, YOU WERE ASKING HIM ABOUT THE CONVENTION CENTER.

SO YEAH, THAT MONEY TRANSFERS IN, BUT IT IS, IT IS COLLECTED FROM THE HOTELS IT'S FROM, UM, PEOPLE THAT STAY AT THE HOUSE.

OH, THAT WAS JUST MORE OF A CURIOSITY ON HOW IT COULD BE, HOW IT WAS, YOU MIGHT SAY THIS FROM, UH, FROM THE VERY ENDING PORTION OF WHAT SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT.

WELL, I MAY COMING FROM OBVIOUSLY FROM THE HOT.

OKAY.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? YEAH.

YES.

JUST TO BE CLEAR, THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX COLLECTED AT THE HOTEL FILE WITH THE STATE AND IT'S TRANSFERRED TO THE CITY WOULD THEN TRANSFERS IT TO THE VARIOUS FUNDS.

SO IT IS 100% PURE HOTEL OCCUPANCY.

THE GREAT NEWS IS THAT DUE TO COVID THE PANDEMIC, YOU KNOW, THE NUMBERS WERE DOWN.

AND SO WE ALWAYS ARE TRENDING AND TRACKING AND WE ARE THANKFUL THAT THEY CAME AND HIRED THEM PROJECTED.

YEAH.

YES MA'AM.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

YEAH.

THANKS SO MUCH.

OKAY.

IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE ON THAT ONE.

OKAY, GREAT.

WELL, WE WILL MOVE ON, UH,

[3A. Discussion and Possible Action following organization update from the Austin Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) including discussion of a process for nominating board representation by Veronica Briseño, Economic Development Director, City of Austin Economic Development Department; David Colligan, Chief Operating Officer, AEDC; and Emmett Beliveau, AEDC Board Member.]

TO OLD BUSINESS THREE A AND SO WE HAVE A COUPLE OF ITEMS FROM THE AEDC TONIGHT.

SO FIRST STEP OF, UH, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION FOLLOWING ORGANIZATION UPDATES FROM THE AEDC, UM, INCLUDING A DISCUSSION OF PROCESS FOR NOMINATING BOARD REPRESENTATION BY VERONICA PERSONNEL, UH, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

[00:30:01]

DIRECTOR, UM, DAVID COLLAGEN, UH, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, AND ALSO EMMETT BELIVEAU, WHO IS, UH, THE MUSIC ADC BOARD MEMBER.

SO WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THE PROCESS FOR BOARD NOMINATION.

SO, UM, I THINK, I THINK VERONICA WAS REMOTE AND YEAH.

AND EMITS HERE.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

I AM REMOTE.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD THE FLOOR TO EVAN, DOES OUR BOARD MEMBER TO DISCUSS THE MONTHLY UPDATE.

AND THEN I'M HAPPY TO GO THROUGH THE NOMINATING PROCESS WITH THE, WITH THE COMMISSION.

OKAY.

PERFECTLY.

EMMA IS PRESENT IN THE CHAMBERS.

YES, I AM HERE.

HI, VERONICA.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

UH, NOT, NOT MUCH OF AN UPDATE FOR YOU FROM WHEN I WAS HERE LAST MONTH.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION DID NOT HAVE QUORUM TO MEET IN OCTOBER, SO WE HAVE STILL NOT, UM, GOTTEN OUR BOARD UP TO SPEED ON, ON YOUR REQUEST REGARDING THE POTENTIAL ADMINISTRATION OF THE LIVE MUSIC FUND.

OBVIOUSLY IT IS THE TOPIC, DOES YOUR, UM, BUT KNOW THAT WE ARE STILL GOING TO ON OUR SEPARATE TRACK ADDRESS THAT AT OUR NOVEMBER MEETING, WHICH IS NEXT MONTH WHERE WE'RE GOING TO ASK THE STAFF TO COME IN AND BRIEF OUR BOARD ON THE VERY LATEST, UH, ON THE LIVE MUSIC FUND, INCLUDING THE POTENTIAL FOR ADMINISTRATION OF IT NOW OR IN THE FUTURE.

SO UNFORTUNATELY NO, NO PROGRESS IN THE LAST MONTH BECAUSE WE DIDN'T MEET.

HOWEVER, UH, AFTER I THINK VERONICA IS GOING TO TOUCH ON THE NOMINATION PROCESS FOR YOUR CONTINUED REPRESENTATION ON THE AEDC BOARD, BUT, AND GATLING HAYES, WHO IS OUR CHIEF TRANSACTIONS OFFICER, WHO I DESCRIBED AND TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT LAST MONTH IS HERE, UH, JOINING YOU ALL VIRTUALLY TONIGHT FOR AN UPDATE ON THE CULTURAL TRUST, RFP, WHERE THERE'S SOME REAL MOVEMENT AND REAL MOMENTUM.

UM, AND I KNOW WE'RE LOOKING FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THAT PROCESS, UH, OVER THE NEXT MONTH.

SO I THINK I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER TO YOU, VERONICA OR DAVID TO TALK ABOUT THE NOMINATION PROCESS, BUT THEN HAPPY TO STAY HERE.

ALL RIGHT, THANKS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, EMMETT.

UM, I AM HAPPY TO BE HERE WITH YOU TONIGHT.

I AM HERE AS YOUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND OUR PRESIDENT CEO.

UM, WE WANTED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE UPCOMING NOMINATION PROCESS, OR I SHOULD SAY A RENOMINATION PROCESS AS WELL.

UM, AS YOU ALL ARE AWARE, IT FEELS LIKE WE WERE JUST HERE TALKING TO YOU ABOUT NOMINATING A POTENTIAL BOARD MEMBER FOR THE AUSTIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, THE BOARD MEMBER THAT YOU HAVE NOMINATED AND HAS RECEIVED COUNCIL APPOINTMENT.

UM, LET WE JUST HEARD FROM L M HAS BEEN ON THE BOARD SINCE THE BOARD STARTED MEETING IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR.

IT HAS COME FOR THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A NOMINATION PROCESS, AGAIN FROM THE ARTS COMMISSION.

AND I'M SORRY, THE MUSIC COMMISSION AS WELL AS, UH, OTHER, UH, ENTITIES THAT NOMINATED, UH, A PERSON INTO, UH, INITIALLY.

AND WE WOULD, UH, WANTED TO JUST GIVE YOU, PUT THAT ON YOUR RADAR AS A COMMISSION, SO YOU CAN START GIVING SOME THOUGHT.

AND AS I SAT ON THE FOREFRONT, THIS COULD BE A NOMINATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR THE RENOMINATION OF YOUR, UH, CURRENT REPRESENTATIVE.

UM, AS YOU RECALL, THE, THE CORPORATION IS GOVERNED BY A BOARD THAT CONSISTS OF 20 MEMBERS WHO ARE NOMINATED BY THE CITY AND OTHER EXTERNAL AGENCIES IN THE COMMUNITY.

EACH NOMINATING BODY IS ASKED TO PROVIDE UP TO THREE NOMINATIONS, MEETING THE DESCRIPTION OF THE SUBJECT MATTER AREA, ALL APPLICATIONS AND SKILLSETS FOR AN IDEAL NOMINEE.

THE CITY COUNCIL THEN CONFIRMS A SINGLE SELECTED CANDIDATE BY MAJORITY VOTE.

UH, SO I WANT TO REVIEW THE CRITERIA FOR NOMINATIONS AND I'M HAPPY.

WE'RE HAPPY TO SEND THIS TO YOU AND WRITING AS WELL, UH, BUT MUST BE A RESIDENT OF AUSTIN CITY OF AUSTIN.

NUMBER TWO, THEY MUST, UH, THE INDIVIDUAL MUST HOLD A STRONG BACKGROUND, UNDERSTANDING AND FAMILIARITY BY THE NOMINATING ORGANIZATION AND THE COMMUNITY, THE NOMINATING BODY SERVES.

THE THIRD ITEM IS THE INDIVIDUAL POSSESSES DEMONSTRABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE IN THE AREAS OF INDUSTRY, PUBLIC, PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, INFRASTRUCTURE, OR TRANSPORTATION, REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT, OR CONSTRUCTION, URBAN REGIONAL PLANNING, HISTORIC PRESERVATION, FINANCE, CREATIVE, AND MUSIC, INDUSTRY, MINORITY WOMEN, BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, AND OR WORKFORCE FOURS.

THE INDIVIDUAL UNDERSTANDS THE ABC'S ROLE AND FUNCTIONS SUCH AS LEASE ADMINISTRATION, TRANSACTION SUPPORT AND PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT.

FIVE IS A CAPACITY FOR SERVING ROLES ON A WORKING BOARD INSTEAD OF A POLITICAL ROLE.

SO THERE'S A THREE-YEAR TERM ONE BOARD MEETING PER MONTH.

THERE'S ALSO COMMITTEE AND OR WORKING GROUP MEETINGS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH.

AND SUBSEQUENT TERMS WILL BE THREE YEARS WHILE THERE'S NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF TERMS SERVED.

NO MEMBER OF THE BOARD IS ALLOWED TO SERVE MORE THAN TWO CONSECUTIVE TERMS. SO TIMELINE FOR NOMINATIONS, EACH DOMAIN BODIES BEING ASKED TO PROVIDE THE INFORMATION REGARDING

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THEIR FINAL NOMINEE IN WRITING ON BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH, 2020 TO, UH, TO OFFICIALLY SUBMIT THE NOMINATION.

EACH ENTITY IS ASKED TO PROVIDE AN OFFICIAL LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE ATCS INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO AS WAS MYSELF.

UH, WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT BY THAT DATE IN JANUARY, WE HAVE A PERMANENT CEO IN PLACE, AND WE WILL KEEP YOU APPRISED OF THAT AS THAT PROCEEDS AS WELL.

THE NOMINATIONS CAN ALSO BE PROVIDED IN THE FORM OF A RESOLUTION FROM THE CURRENT PRESIDENT OR CHAIR OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE NOMINATING ENTITY AND THE LETTER OF RESOLUTION SHOULD PROPERLY INTRODUCE THE OFFICIAL NOMINEES AND PROVIDE A SUMMARY OF THE PROCESS FOR SELECTING THE NOMINEE.

THE LETTER OR RESOLUTION MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE FINAL OF THE FOLLOWING ATTACHMENTS, A COMPLETED NOMINATION FORM, A PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT, AND BIOGRAPHY, AND A CURRENT RESUME.

AND AS I MENTIONED, WE ARE HAPPY TO PROVIDE ALL OF THOSE TO THE, TO THE COMMISSION WE ARE.

UM, ONCE WE RECEIVE THAT INFORMATION, WE'LL, WE WILL BE LOOKING TO PROVIDE THIS TO CITY COUNCIL FOR RECOMMENDATION AT A FEBRUARY OR MARCH COUNCIL MEETINGS.

WE'RE WANTING TO COME TO YOU HERE IN NOVEMBER SO WE CAN, UH, BRING IT TO YOUR ATTENTION AND GIVE US THAT SOME CONSIDERATION.

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

AND EMMETT MENTIONED ON THE FRONT END AND I SHOULD HAVE STARTED WITH, WE ARE ALSO VERY EXCITED TO HAVE HERE WITH US, UM, AND GATLING HAYNES.

WHO'S HERE TO PROVIDE A UPDATE ON THE CULTURAL TRUST, BUT AS A, AS A UPDATE ON THE EDC, SHE IS OUR FIRST FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE.

SO WE'RE EXCITED TO HAVE HER AS A PART OF THE ORGANIZATION AS WELL, AND HAPPY TO HAVE HER HERE BEFORE YOU TONIGHT.

WE'RE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

UM, SO PREVIOUSLY, UH, IN THE FIRST ITERATION OF, OF THIS NOMINATION, THE MUSIC COMMISSION FORMED A WORKING GROUP FOR THIS, IS THAT THE PROPER PROCESS OR ARE THERE, IS THERE ANOTHER WAY TO APPROACH IT? DO YOU MEAN, DO WE NEED, DO WE NEED TO FORM A WORKING GROUP? I THINK IT'S ESSENTIALLY MY QUESTION.

THAT'S REALLY THE, UM, THE DETERMINATION OF THE COMMISSION.

YOU CERTAINLY CAN, UH, CREATE A WORKING GROUP TO DO SO, UM, UH, IT'S REALLY WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF THE COMMISSION.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, PROBABLY COMMISSIONED THE WAY WE'LL HANDLE THAT IS I'LL, I'LL REACH OUT TO THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE ON THE WORKING GROUP BEFORE AND SEE IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU, YOU KNOW, WE CAN KIND OF TAKE THE BALL AND RUN WITH IT, OR WE NEED, WE NEED A MORE FORMALIZED WORKING GROUP.

UH, WE'LL CERTAINLY BE TALKING WITH EMMETT TO SEE IF HE WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE, UH, AS OUR BOARD MEMBER.

UM, BUT YEAH, I THINK IT'LL BE AN EASIER PROCESS THIS TIME AROUND, SINCE WE'VE ALL DONE THIS.

SO THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT DETAIL OF VERONICA.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

SO ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BOARD? OKAY.

SO, ALRIGHT, GREAT.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE, VERONICA AND EMMA, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU AT ALL THE MEETINGS GOING FORTH.

NOW THAT A LOT MORE THINGS ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE ADC.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE UPDATE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND YEAH, SO SEGWAYING INTO ITEM

[3B. Discussion and Possible Action following presentation by Anne Gatling Haynes, Chief Transactions Officer, AEDC, regarding the registration process for the AEDC’s Cultural Trust RFP.]

THREE, B CONTINUING WITH AADC DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION FALLING PRESENTATION BY AND GATLING HANES THE NEW CHIEF TRANSACTIONS OFFICER WITH ADC.

UM, AND SHE SORT OF TALKED ABOUT THE CULTURAL TRUST RFP.

SO, UH, WELCOME.

AND THANKS.

JUST TESTING.

YOU CAN HEAR ME, WE CAN.

OKAY, GREAT.

UM, AND I HAVE A FEW SLIDES, UM, AND I JUST REALLY APPRECIATE THE I'M HONORED TO BE HERE AND SPEAK TO YOU ALL TONIGHT ABOUT THE CULTURAL TRUST AS VERONICA INTRODUCED ME, I'M THE CHIEF TRANSACTIONS OFFICER, WHICH IS REALLY THE PROJECT AND PROGRAM LEAD FOR THE ORGANIZATION.

UM, AND CERTAINLY I'VE BEEN REALLY LUCKY TO MEET WITH MANY OF YOU.

I THINK I'M IN THE ROOM.

UM, ALTHOUGH I CAN'T SEE EVERYBODY AT THE SAME TIME FROM HERE, BUT, UM, IT'S BEEN, IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE.

SO I THINK THE SLIDE IS COMING UP FROM THE OFFICIAL SOURCE.

AND, UH, RON, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANTED TO REEMPHASIZE KIND OF THE MISSION OR GOAL OF THE ADC BEFORE I START.

I CAN'T, I GUESS NOBODY CAN SEE THAT THE SLIDES COME UP.

IS THAT TRUE? UM, WHILE THE TECHNOLOGY IS COMING UP, UM, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE, UM, WE COULD BRIEFLY TALK ABOUT, UH, THE ROLE OF THE ADC IS REALLY AT THAT INTERFACE OF, UH, DEVELOPMENT, THE CITY AND STAKEHOLDERS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY, REALLY ASSURING THE PUBLIC BENEFIT OF THE DEVELOPMENT THAT GOES ON BOTH IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND THEN ULTIMATELY LARGER,

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UH, DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS THAT INVOLVE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT.

AND LET ME KNOW IF THERE'S, OH, THERE WE ARE.

YEAH.

AND SO REALLY, UM, I THINK, AND I WILL ASK FOR SLIDES TO GO FORWARD AS WE GO, UNLESS SOMEONE TELLS ME OTHERWISE, BUT REALLY THE GOAL IS TO HELP IN THE INTERACTION BETWEEN PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND, UH, THE PUBLIC REALM, AS WELL AS STAKEHOLDERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

AND CERTAINLY PARTNERING VERY DIRECTLY WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN ON MANY PROJECTS THAT INVOLVE BOTH PUBLIC MONIES, AS WELL AS, UH, PUBLIC REGULATIONS.

UM, SO WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE PROBABLY THAT'S POSSIBLE.

YES.

AND THE CULTURAL TRUST.

UH, WE CAN GO QUICKLY TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, I KNOW MANY OF YOU ALL HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS CULTURAL TRUST, UM, FOR MANY YEARS NOW.

AND THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE ARE STARTING, YOU SAW THAT FLASH UP ON THE SCREEN, AND I WILL DESCRIBE A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE CURRENT PROGRAM AND ITS STRUCTURE.

UM, BUT IT IS REALLY THE COMMUNITY ARTS STABILIZATION TRUST THAT HAS BEEN, UM, OUTLINED IN RESOLUTIONS, MANY RESOLUTIONS AND CERTAINLY MANY WORKING GROUPS THAT INCLUDING THE MUSIC COMMISSION HAS PROVIDED INSIGHT ON WHAT, HOW THE CULTURAL TRUST MONIES SHOULD BE USED.

UM, THE REAL PROGRAM PRIORITIES ARE, UM, THANK YOU FOR WHOEVER'S MOVING THE, THE SLIDES, THE REAL WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT ONE WAS PROGRAM PRIORITIES.

UH, REALLY THE IDEA OF FACILITATING THE ACQUISITION AND PRESERVATION OF EXISTING CULTURAL ARTS VENUES, ARTS MUSIC VENUES, AS WELL AS THE CREATION OF NEW CULTURAL HUBS THAT INCLUDE ARTS AND MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT REALLY STAY AND MAINTAIN AFFORDABILITY FOR THOSE OF THOSE GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS AND, UM, MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS.

UM, AND IT'S REALLY MEANT TO BE ENJOYED BY THE PUBLIC, UM, TO ACHIEVE DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION AS A KEY FOCUS, WHICH INCLUDES ADDRESSING PAST ANY INEQUALITIES AND EQUITIES EXPERIENCED BY UNDERSERVED AND UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS.

UM, AND THEN TO CREATE THAT PERMANENT AFFORDABILITY FOR CULTURE, MUSIC, AND ART TO THRIVE IN THE CITY.

THE OTHER PIECE THAT'S A PROGRAM PRIORITY OF OURS IS TO REALLY CREATE A SUSTAINING PIPELINE OF CULTURAL TRUST PROJECTS.

WE HAVE INITIAL FUNDING THAT I WILL WALK THROUGH IN A MOMENT TO START THE PROCESS.

AND OUR REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS WILL BE FOCUSED ON THOSE INITIAL DOLLARS AND THE INITIAL INVESTMENTS, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, THROUGH THE PROCESS DEVELOPING A PIPELINE OF PROJECTS.

SO WE CAN BOTH SOURCE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE NEEDS THAT WE SEE OUT THERE IN THE COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS MAKE SURE THAT, UH, WE HAVE, UM, REALLY REFLECTED THE BROADEST AMOUNT OF THE ECOSYSTEM IN THE CULTURAL TRUST EVENTUALL INVESTMENTS, GO TO THE NEXT ONE.

AND AGAIN, AS IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME THAT WE ARE INTO OUR ORGANIZATION, THAT WE ARE FOCUSED ON THE PIPELINE OF PROJECTS, NOT JUST THE PROJECTS THEMSELVES AND ALSO CREATING PLACE IN THOSE, IN THOSE PROJECTS FOR SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITIES AND, UM, THE CITY AS A WHOLE, AND GO TO THE NEXT ONE.

THESE ARE THE THREE SOURCES OF FUNDS THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR THIS INITIAL ROUND OF, UH, THE CULTURAL TRUST.

MANY OF YOU ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE INITIAL, UH, CREATIVE FACILITIES BOND FROM 2018, WHICH WAS $12 MILLION OUT OF A LARGER, I BELIEVE 128 MILLION FOR CULTURE AND ARTS AND MUSIC.

AND THESE ARE REALLY PROJECTS THAT ARE INTENDED TO SUPPORT THE PRESERVATION, RESTORATION, ACQUISITION, AND CONSTRUCTION OF THESE CREATIVE HUBS THAT WILL SUPPORT ARTS CULTURE AND MUSIC AND BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

WE ALSO HAVE THE ICONIC VENUE FUND, WHICH ARE ALSO HOT TEXT-BASED THAT'S 2.4 MILLION, AND THOSE ARE PROJECTS THAT PROVIDE A VALUE TO TOURISM, BUT REALLY ESSENTIALLY PRESERVE AND PROTECT SOME OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT VENUES SPECIFICALLY IN MUSIC, BUT ALSO ARTS, UM, THAT DEMONSTRATE THE NEED, UM, AND, AND REALLY ARE URGENTLY POTENTIALLY ABOUT TO BE LOST.

AND THEN THE NEXT PIECE IS REALLY PART OF THE, UH, BUDGET, UH, CITY BOSTON BUDGET, WHICH IS MEANT TO MIRROR THE HOT ICONIC VENUE FUND WITH AN ADDITIONAL 2.5 MILLION.

SO WITH THREE BUCKETS OF MONEY, EACH OF THEM HAVE DIFFERENT PARTICULAR REGULATIONS AND RULES ON HOW THEY CAN BE USED.

UM, BUT WE ARE LOOKING VERY MUCH TOWARDS THIS PIPELINE OF PROJECTS, THROUGH OUR REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROCESS DEFINED HOW THESE FUNDS CAN APPLY TO THE PROJECTS SPECIFICALLY THAT MEET THE CRITERIA FOR THE PROGRAM.

SO NEXT SLIDE, WE REALLY HAVE FEW FUNDS, 16.9 MILLION IS NOT, UM, THE, THE MOST MONEY THAT WE NEED TO REALLY SUPPORT THE ECOSYSTEM.

WE ANTICIPATE ONE TO TWO VENUES BEING SAVED, PRESERVED AND OR ACQUIRED THROUGH THE EXISTING OPERATOR VENUE

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ACQUISITION, WHICH IS PRIMARILY THROUGH THE ICONIC VENUE FUND.

AND THEN WE ARE HOPING TO DO A ONE TO TWO, UH, ADC MANAGED SPACES THAT WOULD BE CITY OF AUSTIN OWNED THAT WOULD HELP SUPPORT FOUR TO SIX AND MAYBE MORE ORGANIZATIONS.

AND THAT WOULD BE COMING FROM THE CREATIVE FACILITIES BOND.

SO IN THE RFP PROCESS, ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS WILL BE ABLE TO PICK AND SELECT WHICH ONE THEY THINK THEY APPLIED TOWARDS WHICH TYPE OF FUNDING, WHICH TYPE OF FACILITY, BUT DURING THE PROCESS OF THE RFP, WE WILL CERTAINLY WORK WITH ALL ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS TO ASSURE THAT THE MONEY WILL BE IDENTIFIED OR THE PROJECTS WILL BE IDENTIFIED FOR THE MONEY TO BE INVESTED AS BEST AS POSSIBLE.

NEXT ONE, AND REALLY THE RELEASE OF THE RFP WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON IT FOR THE LAST TWO MONTHS SINCE I JOINED, UH, WE ANTICIPATE THAT TO BE RELEASED SOON.

THERE HAS BEEN A REGISTRATION PROCESS THAT HAS BEEN OPEN FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, AND WE'VE ALREADY RECEIVED A NUMEROUS REGISTRATION FORMS, WHICH IS REALLY JUST A CONTACT INFORMATION FORM, BUT IT STARTS TO GIVE US A SENSE OF ANY TYPE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND ORGANIZATION MAY NEED THE STATUS OF A PROJECT THAT THEY MAY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR QUITE A WHILE.

UH, BUT IT'S PRIMARILY CONTACT INFORMATION ONCE REGISTERED ENTITIES THAT ARE INTERESTED IN THE PROGRAM WILL RECEIVE THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

THE FIRST DEADLINE IS THERE'S TWO DEADLINES.

REALLY THE FIRST DEADLINE IS WHAT WE WOULD CALL EARLY DECISION.

AND THESE ARE A NUMBER OF PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN ADVANCING OVER TIME.

AND EVEN WE'RE PART OF THE PROJECTS IDENTIFIED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PROCESS TO LOBBY FOR FUNDS.

AND CERTAINLY THOSE ARE ONES THAT HAVE BEEN READY FOR A WHILE IN AT LEAST THE SENSE OF BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS PROGRAM.

ONCE THOSE PRO PROJECTS WOULD BE EVALUATED, WE CERTAINLY WOULD BE LOOKING TO DO SOME DUE DILIGENCE FEASIBILITY TO SEE HOW THE FUNDS CAN ACTUALLY APPLY TO THOSE PROJECTS.

HOWEVER, THAT IS NOT THE ONLY OPPORTUNITY WE ALSO WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HEAR FROM THE BROADEST SET OF PROJECTS, EVEN EARLY STAGE ONES.

SO WE UNDERSTAND THE BREADTH OF NEEDS THAT ARE OUT THERE.

AND WE ALSO KNOW THAT MANY GROUPS OUT THERE NEED MORE TIME BECAUSE ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF OF COVID, UM, THAT HAS, YOU KNOW, LOTS OF PROJECTS HAVE BEEN PUT TO THE SIDELINES AND NOT BEEN ABLE TO, UH, BEEN ADVANCED.

AND AGAIN, THESE ARE GENERALLY REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, AND CERTAINLY THE REAL ESTATE MARKET CONDITIONS HAVE CHANGED QUITE A BIT.

AND IN SOME CASES GOTTEN MORE URGENT.

UM, SO THE DEADLINE, THE FINAL DEADLINE OF THIS ROUND WILL BE MARCH 31ST.

AND WE WILL HAVE A SECOND EVALUATION ROUND TO LOOK AT PROJECTS.

PROJECTS WILL BE PUT, UM, EVALUATED AND THEN PUT IN SORT OF A SHORT LIST THAT WE WILL START TO DO A DUE DILIGENCE AND FEASIBILITY ON WORKING WITH THE ORGANIZATIONS DIRECTLY.

AS SOON AS THAT PROCESS, THAT FIRST EVALUATION ROUND PROCESSES HAPPENED.

AND WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT ONE.

I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE RIGHT NOW IS TO REGISTER.

CAUSE AGAIN, THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED YET.

IT WILL BE RELEASED HOPEFULLY IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, ALTHOUGH CROSS CROSS FINGERS, SPELLING CHECKS, AND TRANSLATIONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

BUT THE FIRST, MOST IMPORTANT THING TO SPREAD THE WORD, AND I AM HAPPY TO SPREAD MORE INFORMATION, UH, TO YOU ALL DIRECTLY, UH, THROUGH EMMETT TO BE ABLE TO SPREAD TO YOUR NETWORKS, BUT IT'S REALLY TO GO TO AUSTIN, EDC.ORG/CULTURAL-TRUST AND FILL OUT THE FORM, UH, SPECIFICALLY IF YOU'RE AN ORGANIZATION OR, UM, UH, UM, MUSIC OPERATOR OR ANY KIND OF OPERATOR JUST TO GET INTO THE SYSTEM AND RECEIVE THE ONLINE APPLICATION.

THERE'S ALSO AN OPTION JUST TO SIGN UP, TO BE NOTIFIED OF FUTURE PHASES WITHIN THIS PROGRAM, SO THAT YOU'RE NOT MAYBE APPLYING AT THIS POINT, BUT JUST TO STAY AT LEAST WITH YOUR BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROJECT THAT MAY BE COMING DOWN THE PIKE IN THE FUTURE, THIS DATA WILL BE IMPORTANT FOR US TO START TO TALK ABOUT THE GREATEST NEEDS THAT ARE OUT THERE.

SO WE THEN START TO LOOK FOR ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF FUNDING TO HELP SUPPORT THESE PROJECTS, AS WELL AS WORK WITH YOU ON, ON THESE PROJECTS THEMSELVES.

AND AGAIN, ALL REGISTRANTS WOULD NEED TO APPLY THROUGH THE REGISTRATION PORTAL SO THAT THEY CAN RECEIVE AN ONLINE APPLICATION INVITE.

WE HAVE ALREADY HAD MULTIPLE, UM, COUPLE OF, UH, I WOULD CALL THEM MORE POP-UP SESSIONS TO START HAVING CONVERSATIONS AMONGST THE APPLICANTS, WITH OUR STAFF AND OTHER RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO HELP ADVANCE PROJECTS.

AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO KEEP PEOPLE POSTED ON THOSE TYPES OF WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS.

UM, AS WE GO THROUGH THE PROCESS, WE INTEND THERE TO BE MANY, UH, UH, ESSENTIALLY TECHNICAL ADVISORY SESSIONS AVAILABLE TO BOTH REGISTRANT'S AND INTERESTED PROJECTS.

UM, AND WE WILL BE POSTING THOSE REGULARLY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE.

AND SO THAT IS THE BEST WEBSITE TO GO TO FOR THE NEXT SLIDE, I THINK IS THE LAST SLIDE.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THIS IS MY PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS, MY PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS, AND WE DO HAVE INFORMATION TO BE SPREAD THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AS VRS STARTUP, LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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CORPORATION.

WE ARE JUST STARTING OUT IN OUR OWN SOCIAL MEDIA TRACK.

SO WE ARE RELYING ON ALL OF YOUR NETWORKS TO HELP US SPREAD THE WORD.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS NOT JUST A ONE-SHOT DEAL.

WE ANTICIPATE THIS BUILDING A PIPELINE OF PROJECTS THAT ARE BOTH, UH, NEAR TO READY TO GO TO REALLY EARLY STAGE PROJECTS AND WHAT THE CRITICAL SPACE NEEDS FOR AFFORDABLE SPACE FOR ARTISTS, OPERATORS AND ORGANIZATIONS ARE.

UM, AND SO THAT I THINK CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION, BUT I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

AND WE DO HAVE FOR THOSE WHO REGISTER A REAL ESTATE FEASIBILITY PANEL, THIS THURSDAY, THE FOURTH AT FIVE O'CLOCK, WHICH WILL BE VIRTUAL AND RECORDED, AND IT WILL BE OPEN TO A REGISTER FOR INSTANCE, INTERESTED PARTIES, BUT CERTAINLY THE RECORDING WILL BE ON OUR WEBSITE AND THAT'LL BE THE SORT OF BASIC FEASIBILITY REAL ESTATE FEASIBILITY FOR PROJECTS.

UM, QUESTIONS W WHAT'S CONSIDERED AS AN ADVANCED PROJECT WHERE THEY UBC ADVANCED PROJECT ONLY MEANS THAT I KNOW FROM THE EARLY STAGES OF, OF SUGGESTING THIS TYPE OF A FUND BE IN EXISTENCE, THERE HAVE BEEN PROJECTS THAT, YOU KNOW, VERY, UH, YOU KNOW, HOMES OF, OF STUDIO ARTISTS, UM, COMPLEXES OF STUDIO ARTISTS, OR, UH, RECORDING STUDIOS THAT HAVE BEEN IN PLACE OR OTHER KINDS OF THE MUSIC VENUES THAT HAVE CERTAINLY LOST A FEW ALREADY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

BUT OTHER ONES THAT WE KNOW, UM, ARE POTENTIALLY ABOUT TO BE SOLD OR PEOPLE ARE, YOU KNOW, OUT OF A LEASE THAT THEY MAY HAVE HAD AN OPTION TO PURCHASE.

SO ADVANCED PROJECTS ARE ONES THAT, AND I'M, I'M NEW TO THE COMMUNITY, BUT I KNOW THAT WE THERE'VE BEEN A NUMBER OF ADVOCATES OVER THE YEARS TALKING ABOUT THE NEED TO SECURE AFFORDABILITY.

AND THOSE WOULD BE, THEY'RE NOT ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THE SENSE THAT THEY CUT THE LINE.

THEY'RE JUST ADVANCED PROJECTS BECAUSE THEY REALLY AT A, AT A POINT WHERE WE NEED TO START DOING SOME DUE DILIGENCE AND FEASIBILITY TO SEE HOW WE CAN MAKE THEM WORK.

UM, SO DOES THAT HELP YOU SO MUCH? AND THE RFP, JUST SO YOU CAN, UM, KNOW THE RFP WILL GO, WE'LL HAVE A FAIRLY DETAILED SCORING RUBRIC THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE PROJECTS WILL BE SCORED AND EVALUATED.

AND THERE WILL BE AN EVALUATION COMMITTEE THAT IS MADE UP IN PART OF OUR CULTURAL TRUST ADVISORY COMMITTEE, INCLUDING SOME OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS, A FEW ED STAFF.

AND WE MAY EVEN HAVE TWO EVALUATION COMMITTEES DEPENDING ON HOW MANY SUBMISSIONS THAT WE RECEIVE.

AND ULTIMATELY THERE'LL BE TWO SCORING RUBRICS FOR THE TWO TYPES OF PROJECTS.

UM, BASED ON OUR INITIAL FUNDING, I HAD A BRIEF QUESTION TOO, IS I SEE THREE BUCKETS OF FUNDING AND I SEE TWO DEDICATIONS OF THOSE FUNDING, THE ICONIC MUSIC FUND, AND THEN THERE'S THE BOND FUND.

SO ARE THE THREE BUCKETS, ALL REALLY ONE BIG BUCKET, OR ARE THEY SEPARATED OUT WHERE THE 2.4, THE 2.5 AND THE 12 MILLION HAVE SEPARATE ESSENTIALLY TRACKS THEY'RE GOING TO BE GOING ON? UH, THEY'RE ACTUALLY, I WILL SAY THAT ONCE EACH AND EVERY PROJECT, AT LEAST THE ONES THAT I KNOW ABOUT SO FAR ARE VERY UNIQUE.

UM, AND WE WILL WORK WITH EACH PROJECT TO TRY AND SEE HOW THE FUNDS COULD BE BEST FIT.

HOWEVER, BASED ON WHAT WE UNDERSTAND THE FUNDS TO BE USED FOR, IT REALLY IS TWO TRAPS.

AND IT IS THAT EXISTING OPERATOR WITH AN EXISTING VENUE THAT NEEDS TO BE SECURED.

AND THEN THE CREATIVE FACILITIES IS A LITTLE BIT MORE LIKE A, UM, IT COULD BE A LEAD OPERATOR THAT IS IN A PARTICULAR SPACE, BUT IT REALLY INCORPORATES MULTIPLE ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAY, MAY SHARE THAT SPACE.

AND IT'S REALLY AS MUCH OF A CREATIVE HUB.

AND I WILL, UM, IF YOU, THE CULTURAL FACILITY, CREATIVE FACILITIES, BOND OF 12 MILLION IS REALLY THAT CREATIVE HUB FUNDING AND THEY EXISTING VENUE OR EXISTING OPERATOR VENUE ACQUISITION IS REALLY THE 2.4.

PLUS THE 2.5 THAT'S INTENDED TO BE THE ICONIC VENUE FUND, BUT IT'S A GREAT QUESTION AND IT'S VERY HARD TO EXPLAIN.

SO I HOPE THAT WAS OKAY.

I THINK IT'LL CLARIFY MORE AS WE GO FORWARD, BUT THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I'VE GOT, I'VE GOT A FOLLOW UP TO THAT ACTUALLY.

UM, CAN GET EVERYONE TO HEAR ME OKAY.

I'M IN SANTA FE RIGHT NOW.

OKAY.

OKAY, GOOD.

UM, SO FIRST OFF, GOOD TO MEET YOU.

NICE TO MEET YOU.

VERY NICE TO, TO, TO PUT A NAME TO A FACE.

I'VE HEARD YOUR NAME QUITE A BIT OVER THE LAST FEW MEETINGS HERE.

SO, UH, THE ICONIC HOPKINS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, IT'S JUST THE VERY SIMPLE QUESTION IS THAT, UH, LIKE THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX FUNDS THAT WE ALREADY HAVE, LIKE BETTER IN POSSESSION OF EDE, OR IS THAT SOMETHING DIFFERENT? I, I, AND I MAY, I'M NEW TO THE TABLE IN TERMS OF HOW THE FUNDING WORKS, BUT, UM, SO OTHERS MAY JUMP IN, BUT AS I UNDERSTAND IT, IT'S STILL BASED ON THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY COLLECTION MECHANISM THAT THOSE 2.4 MILLION, BUT IT IS DEDICATED TOWARDS

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THE ICONIC VENUE FUND USE, WHICH WILL INCLUDE THESE EXISTING OPERATOR, UH, VENUES.

UM, AND IN FACT, YOU KNOW, THERE, YOU KNOW, WITH THE, WITH THE STRUCTURE BEING FROM HOT TAX, THERE CERTAINLY ARE THE TYPES OF VENUES THAT WOULD BE ON A TOURIST MAP OR WOULD BE PART OF A TOURIST ATTRACTION.

I THINK THAT'S WHERE YOU START TO ALIGN BASED ON THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX USE.

AND SO I WILL JUST OPEN THAT QUESTION UP FOR EITHER VERONICA OR SYNOVIA IF YOU'RE IN THE ROOM AND ARE STILL THERE AND CAN CORRECT ME IF I'VE INCORRECTLY STATED THAT.

SO NOVIA, HAUTE, RAB, AGAIN, SHE IS CORRECT.

A PORTION IS HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX, BUT IT IS THE PORTION THAT COULD HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND, NOT THE LAB MUSIC FUND.

SO THAT'S WHY IT'S IN THE CONIC.

SO IT WOULD BE AN WE'LL WORK WITH APPLICANTS AS THEY COME IN TO SEE IF IT COULD FIT UNDER THAT USE, BUT JUST TO BE CLEAR, TWO SEPARATE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX, THIS WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE CONVENTION CENTER AND IT COULD HAVE GONE TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

SO IT'S IN THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION CATEGORY.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? AND THIS IS SEPARATE FROM THE SISEP SISENSE NO SISEP IS A TOTAL DIFFERENT FUNDING SOURCE IT'S GENERAL FUND.

THIS IS FROM OUR OPERATING IS FLAIR FAIRY.

FLEXIBLE.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU, SYLVIA.

UH, N UM, I NOTICED THAT, UH, PART OF THE PLAN IS TO BUY VENUES AND VENUES WILL HAVE REVENUE STREAMS, PRESUMABLY SOME POSITIVE CASHFLOW AS WELL.

UH, THERE'S SOME GOOD THINGS ABOUT THAT, AND THERE'S SOME RISKS TO THAT AS WELL.

THE GOOD THINGS IS THAT THIS CASHFLOW COULD THEN LEAD TO FURTHER INVESTMENTS, ABILITY TO LEVERAGE, UH, SOME OF, SOME OF THE MONEY.

UM, I THINK THE RISK IS, UM, HOW WOULD PURCHASING, UH, AN ICONIC VENUE, UH, POTENTIALLY GIVEN UNPAIRED ADVANTAGE TO ANY OF THESE VENUES COMPARED TO OTHER INDEPENDENT VENUES? UH, HOW, HOW ARE YOU, HOW ARE YOU HANDLING THIS ENGAGEMENT OF PUBLIC RESOURCES IN, UH, IN, IN THE MARKET? THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

I THINK, UM, AND I, I DON'T THINK EVERY VENUE OR EVERY OPERATION IS THE SAME, BUT I THINK IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO LOOK VERY CAREFULLY ABOUT.

UM, AS WE LOOK AT IT, I MEAN, AGAIN, THE HOT FUNDS, WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY MEANT TO ALIGN TOWARDS, UH, ICONIC VENUES THAT ARE ON THE TOURIST MAP, THAT ULTIMATELY ARE PLACES THAT WOULD RECEIVE TOURIST DOLLARS, UM, YOU KNOW, THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.

AND I THINK CERTAINLY, UM, WHAT THAT WOULD MEAN IN TERMS OF, UH, CITY OR ADC OWNERSHIP IN THE FUTURE, UH, RELATIVE TO ANY OPERATING AGREEMENTS, ET CETERA, WOULD NEED TO BE WORKED OUT WITH THOSE OPERATING AGREEMENTS.

AND AGAIN, WE'RE LOOKING AT THAT VERY CLOSELY BECAUSE WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO PUT IT A TREASURED, ICONIC VENUE AT RISK.

UM, AND BY GOING THROUGH THIS PROGRAM, WHEN IN FACT THEY WERE AT RISK BY NOT BEING IN THIS PROGRAM.

SO I HEAR YOUR QUESTION.

I DON'T KNOW IF I HAVE A VERY SPECIFIC ANSWER AT THIS TIME, BUT WE'RE CERTAINLY VERY AWARE OF THAT CONDITION OR SITUATION OR POTENTIAL SITUATION.

THANK YOU.

A QUESTION AND ABOUT THE FUNDING.

SO WE HAVE 16.9 MILLION CALLED OUT, OR THERE IS THAT JUST THAT'S IT FOREVER.

ARE THERE OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING COMING IN? IS THERE ANYTHING THAT'S BEEN ALLOCATED BY THE CITY? UM, ACTUALLY, AND I WANT TO JUST MENTION IT, SO THE 2.5 MILLION, I DON'T HAVE THAT SKETCH UP ANYMORE, WHICH IS PART OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN BUDGET, I BELIEVE IS THE FIRST TRAUNCH OF UP TO $15 MILLION.

IF I READ ALL OF MY BACKGROUND INFORMATION CAREFULLY.

SO I DO ANTICIPATE THERE WOULD BE FUTURE FUNDS.

ALTHOUGH AT THIS POINT, I THINK THE SCALE OF FUNDS THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED, UM, PALES IN COMPARISON TO THE NEEDS.

AND SO I THINK THROUGH THIS PROCESS, WHAT WE WERE HOPING BY DEVELOPING A PIPELINE IS WE CAN REALLY, TO NOW IDENTIFY HOW MUCH MONEY WILL IT TAKE OR POTENTIALLY TAKE, UH, TO SECURE AT LEAST THE EXISTING ARTS MUSIC AND CULTURAL ECOSYSTEM IN THE CITY.

UH LONG-TERM.

AND SO CERTAINLY THE GOAL IS TO CONTINUE TO LOOK AT AVENUES FOR RAISING ADDITIONAL FUNDS.

AND AGAIN, RIGHT NOW FOCUSED PRIMARILY ON, UH, THE BRICKS AND MORTAR DEVELOPMENT SIDE, WHICH IS EFFECTIVELY WHAT WE'VE BEEN TASKED WITH IN THIS, IN THIS FIRST ROUND.

UM, SO I THINK THERE'S CERTAINLY OTHER THINGS THAT THE ECOSYSTEM NEEDS.

UM, YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING FROM, YOU KNOW, PROGRAMMING ENDOWMENTS TO, UH, UH, YOU KNOW, MORE EFFICIENCIES IN TERMS OF OPERATIONS.

UM, BUT RIGHT NOW, IN TERMS OF THE BRICKS AND

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MORTAR, WE DO ANTICIPATE THIS PROCESS HELPING LEAD US TOWARDS RAISING SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDS AND SPECIFICALLY FOR THE TYPES OF FUNDING THAT MIGHT, UH, PERMIT, UM, CERTAIN KINDS OF USES OF SPACES THAT MAY NOT BE A GOOD FIT FOR THE EXISTING FUNDING SOURCES THAT WE HAVE, BUT THIS IS REALLY A DATA COLLECTION EFFORT, AS MUCH AS IT IS TO FIND AND IDENTIFY THE INITIAL INVESTMENTS THAT MAKE UP THAT $16.90 MILLION.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THAT'S GREAT TO HEAR THAT THERE'S, UM, EXPLORATION FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING AND POSSIBLY SOME OTHER FUNDING ALREADY IN THE PIPELINE.

AND I JUST, I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT, SO UNDER THE CREATIVE FACILITIES BOND, UH, YOU MENTIONED THAT CREATIVE HUBS, UM, WAS THE TERM YOU USED.

CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT EXPLAIN WHAT THAT WOULD BE? UM, I THINK IT COULD BE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

UM, BUT I THINK WHAT'S INTENDED IS TO UTILIZE, UM, A FACILITY THAT WOULD BE PURCHASED BY THE CITY AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BECAUSE LIKE, UH, YOU KNOW, LIBRARY OR LONG CENTER, IT'S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNDER DIFFERENT TYPES OF OPERATING AGREEMENTS, BUT THE IDEA BEING THAT IT COULD SUPPORT A VARIETY OF ORGANIZATIONS, YOU KNOW, WHETHER THEY WERE ALL OF A SIMILAR BACKGROUND OR A DIVERSE BACKGROUND.

AND I MEANT THAT IN TERMS OF, UM, IN MANY WAYS, BUT INCLUDING A DIVERSE, YOU KNOW, IF YOU THINK ABOUT SOME OF THE PLACES THAT ARE NATURALLY OCCURRING, CREATIVE HUBS WITH BOTH, UH, NOT FOR PROFIT FOR PROFIT INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS, UH, STUDIOS THAT SUPPORT MULTIPLE ARTISTS, UM, DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLACES WHERE THAT CREATIVE HUB IS HAPPENING, THOSE CERTAINLY WOULD BE THE KINDS OF PLACES WE'D WANT TO EXPLORE, UM, TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF, OF USES AND ORGANIZATIONS WITHOUT A FORCE DIMINISHING THEIR SPACE NEEDS.

UM, SO I THINK AS WE START TO LOOK AT, UM, I THINK THE COUNCIL RESOLUTION OR THE BOND HAD IDENTIFIED, UM, A FEW CITY FACILITIES THAT WE'LL BE TAKING A LOOK AT AND HOW, AND HOW IN WHICH TYPE OF ORGANIZATIONS WOULD BE A BEST FIT FOR THOSE, AS WELL AS ACQUIRING, UH, POTENTIALLY A PROJECT THAT WOULD ALREADY INCORPORATE A COUPLE OF ORGANIZATIONS, BUT COULD ACCOMMODATE A FEW MORE WITH SOME NEW CONSTRUCTION.

SO I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE REALLY BASED ON THE PROJECTS THAT WE SEE, BUT WE DO ANTICIPATE TRYING TO CREATE A MEANINGFUL, UM, INVESTMENTS IN PLACES THAT ARE CREATIVE HUBS.

AND HOW, HOW MANY HUBS OR FACILITIES DO YOU ANTICIPATE FUNDING THROUGH THOSE? WELL, WE HAVE, UM, RIGHT NOW THE 12 MILLION FOR THE CREATIVE FACILITIES BOND, WHICH IS KIND OF OUR LIMIT.

AND, YOU KNOW, IDEALLY IF WE CAN FIND A CLEVER WAY TO USE IT ACROSS, YOU KNOW, THREE OR FOUR HUBS, THAT WOULD BE AMAZING.

BUT, UM, DEPENDING ON THE, YOU KNOW, WE MIGHT FIND, UH, TWO SMALLER FACILITIES IN ONE LARGE FACILITY, OR IT COULD BE JUST ONE FACILITY.

I MEAN, 12 MILLION DOESN'T GO THAT FAR, UNFORTUNATELY ANYMORE, BUT WE CERTAINLY WANT TO TRY AND STRETCH IT AS MEANINGFUL AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT SPREADING IT OUT TOO THINLY.

AND CERTAINLY AS WE CAN FIND OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING TO CLOSE THE GAP IN PROJECTS, WE WOULD CERTAINLY BE KEEPING OUR EYE OUT FOR THAT AS WELL.

OKAY.

OKAY.

AWESOME.

THANK YOU.

BUT, UM, SO THIS IS JUST A LOGISTICAL QUESTION.

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY FOR THE COMMISSION TO KNOW WHEN THE RFP HAS BEEN RELEASED SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE SIGN UP TO GET UPDATES ON IT? UM, THAT'S A GREAT, I MEAN, DEFINITELY ANYONE WHO REGISTERS.

SO IF ANYONE, UM, ANYONE WHO REGISTERED OFFICIALLY, BUT I'VE BEEN KEEPING A LIST OF KIND OF ADDITIONAL BROADCASTS OF INFORMATION AND I WILL CERTAINLY, UH, EMMETT IS PART OF OUR BOARD AND WOULD RECEIVE UPDATES AS WELL.

BUT IF, UM, I COULD CERTAINLY START TO PUT, UH, CHAIRS OF COMMISSIONS ON, UM, ON MY LIST.

SO CERTAINLY GET THE WORD OUT TO AS WELL.

I'M REALLY ASSEMBLING THE PLANE AS I FLY IT HERE WITH, WITH GETTING IT TO THE WORD OUT AND I REALLY WOULD LOVE YOUR HELP.

AND ANY SUGGESTIONS I'D BE MORE THAN WELCOME TO LISTEN TO BACK, RIGHT? YEAH.

NOT TO ASSIGN A ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE TASK, BUT I JUST KNOW, UH, ONCE RFPS RELEASE, LIKE WE MIGHT NOT THINK ABOUT IT AGAIN.

SO THEN OUR NEXT MEETING AND I THINK EVERYBODY WOULD LIKE TO BE UPDATED.

AND I KNOW, I BELIEVE THE WAY THAT PROCESS WORKS IS, YOU KNOW, THERE'LL BE A WEBPAGE WHERE ALL OF US CAN PUT IN OUR EMAIL TO GET UPDATES AS IT GOES ALONG.

SO THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

YOU'LL SEE THE BITTER LIST, THE SHORT LIST BE UPDATED ON ANY AGENDA.

SO IT'S REALLY A GOOD WAY TO, FOR ALL OF US TO KEEP ABREAST OF THE PROCESS.

AND I CAN, I CAN KIND OF INVENT A WAY THAT, UM, EITHER A LEAD FOR A PARTICULAR COMMISSION CAN BE KIND OF AN APPLICANT AND THEREFORE GET AUTOMATICALLY ALL THE UPDATES WITH THE REST OF THE SUBMITTERS.

UM, BUT AS WELL, IN THE MEANTIME, I WILL SEND YOU INFORMATION THIS EVENING TO DISTRIBUTE TO YOUR NETWORKS TO AGAIN, SHARE THE AD, THE WEBSITE THAT I HAD ON THE SLIDES THERE, THAT'S WHERE ALL THE UPDATES WILL BE LISTED.

OKAY.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, ANNE.

UM, DOES ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY, I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION.

YEAH.

UH, SO THE, UH, AND, AND

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JUST, UH, REAL QUICK HERE, THE, UH, SO THE MUSIC MAKES AUSTIN BASICALLY, UH, THEY'RE COMPRISED OF, UH, I BELIEVE IT'S THREE ORGANIZATIONS.

EQR AUSTIN, AUSTIN, TEXAS MUSICIANS, AND THEIR RED RIVER CULTURAL