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ALRIGHT WARNING EVERYBODY.

[Special City Council]

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WE HAVE A QUORUM.

SO I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND CALL THIS, UH, CITY COUNCIL A SPECIAL CALLED BD TO ORDER TODAY IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 2020 WORD WE'RE IN THE CONVENTION CENTER IN A ROOM SET UP THAT IS REMINISCENT OF THE PARIS PEACE TALKS, UH, HARD TO GET EVERYBODY AROUND A TABLE AND STILL DO COVID, UH, SPACING.

UH, BUT I APPRECIATE THE WORK OF STAFF TO BE ABLE TO, TO GET US HERE.

UH, SO THE PURPOSE OF TODAY IS TO REALLY JUST TOUCH BASE WITH THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS THAT WE WENT THROUGH.

UM, I DON'T KNOW FOR, FOR MANY OF US, I THINK, UH, IT, IT ALWAYS SEEMED A LITTLE SURPRISING THAT THERE WASN'T A REALLY ARTICULATED SPECIFIC STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE CITY HAPPENING MORE OF A, ON AN AD HOC BASIS.

WE MADE A RUN AT TRYING TO DO THIS IN LIKE 2016, I THINK 2017.

UH, DIDN'T TAKE, UH, UH, DIDN'T DIDN'T REALLY WORK.

UM, BUT THEN, UH, THE PROCESS CAVE UP, UH, TWO YEARS AGO AND I JUST REALLY WANT TO COMMAND, UH, SPENCER FOR ACTUALLY MAKING IT WORK, UH, AND FOR THE REAL CONSIDERABLE STAFF INVOLVEMENT, UH, ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

SO NOW'S OUR TIME TO KIND OF LIKE, LOOK BACK FROM THAT POINT FORWARD TO SEE IF IT IS MEETING THE EXPECTATIONS.

THE EXPECTATIONS WAS FOR COUNCIL TO SET PRIORITIES AT THAT, TO ACTUALLY SEE THAT KIND OF PRIORITIES IMPACT THE DECISIONS AND THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT, THE, UH, THE IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICY, WHERE WE SPENT RESOURCES THAT WHERE WE DID IT, WHERE WE PUT TIME, UH, IT WAS, UH, I THINK A PROCESS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE REALLY APPRECIATED IT ENJOYED GOING THROUGH, UH, IDAHO THAT, THAT I DID, BUT WE CAME OUT OF THAT PROCESS WITH THE MOST SPECIFIC ORDERED NUMBER OF PRIORITIES, WHICH IS A DIFFICULT DAY FOR ANY ELECTED BODY TO ACTUALLY CHOOSE.

AND WE ACTUALLY ORDERED THAT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 THROUGH 10, UH, AND THAT'S LIKE AT YOUR, A POSSIBLE THING TO GET AN ELECTED BODY TO DO.

UH, BUT NUMBER ONE ON THAT LIST IS I RECALL WAS, WAS HOMELESSNESS.

UH, AND I THINK IT'S REFLECTED IN THE WORK THAT WE HAVE DONE, UH, AS A GROUP WHERE WE PUT RESOURCES.

UH, BUT TODAY I GUESS WE'LL GET KIND OF THAT KIND OF REPORT.

SO THE FIRST THING IS TO BRING UP TO SPEED, UH, THOSE OF US THAT WERE NOT PRESENT FOR THOSE PROCESSES SO THAT YOU GET CAUGHT UP.

SECOND THING IS THAT TO EVALUATE IT AND TAKE A LOOK AT, DID IT, DID IT HAVE THE IMPACT THAT WE HOPED THAT IT MIGHT HAVE, UH, TO TALK THROUGH, TALK THROUGH THOSE, UH, ELEMENTS, UH, BABY, THERE'LL BE TIME FOR US TO TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

DO WE REDO THIS AGAIN NEXT YEAR OR DO WE WAIT A YEAR AND A HALF, UH, FOR THE, FOR THE NEXT COUNCIL TO COPY IT AND HAD IT DO? UM, SO THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE IT'S WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TIMES WE JUST HAVE, UH, SEVERAL HOURS TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS.

SO I THINK WE'RE GOING TO GET, ASK EVERYBODY TO MAKE HABITS, BUT KEEP A BRIEF SO THAT EVERYBODY GETS A CHANCE TO MAKE CARPETS.

IT'S GOTTA BE LITTLE BREAKS FOR CARPETS IN BETWEEN SECTIONS, UH, YOU KNOW, ASK THE QUESTIONS, MAKE YOUR POINTS, BUT LET'S SEE IF WE CAN GIVE EVERYBODY A CHANCE TO, TO MOVE AROUND RECOGNIZING THAT I KNOW STAFF IS COMMITTED TO GO INTO GREATER DEPTH AND DETAIL WITH ANYBODY THAT WOULD SET THEIR, THEIR OFFICES.

SO THIS IS KIND OF LIKE A HIGH LEVEL WAY TO, TO, TO LEVEL SET, UH, SAYS, UH, AS A GROUP, UH, AND MANAGER, I WANT TO THANK YOU.

I WANT TO THANK, UH, UH, ADD, UH, THAT, UH, KIND OF IS OVERSAW ALL THE PAST WORK AND A STAFF THAT WAS CREATING DO TERRITORY AND DO WORK.

UH, I, I WANT TO THANK LARRY TODAY FOR HER HELPING US, UH, UH, FACILITATE THIS BETTER.

I'LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU.

WELL, GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

GOOD MORNING.

MAYOR COUNCIL MEMBERS AND COLLEAGUES, MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY THAT JOINED US, UH, THRILLED TO HAVE US COME TOGETHER TO REALLY LOOK AT STRATEGIC DIRECTION, 2023.

THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO REFOCUS ON THIS EFFORT TO SHARE OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND THE EFFORTS THAT WE'VE MADE TO

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INTEGRATE INTO THE WAY THAT WE WORK.

YOU WILL HEAR FROM STAFF THAT I'VE INVESTED ENDLESS HOURS INTO THE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERA OPERA, HOW TO OPERA OPERATIONALIZED, SORRY ABOUT THAT.

23.

AND YOU'LL HEAR FROM EACH OF OUR STRATEGIC OUTCOME CHAMPIONS, OUR DEPUTY AND ASSISTANT CITY MANAGERS, BUT WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU AS THE MAYOR SAID THAT WE ARE IN, IN ORDER FOR THIS TO BE SUCCESSFUL, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE BUY-IN FROM OUR COUNCIL AND FROM OUR COMMUNITY, THAT THIS IS A DIRECTION THAT WE NEED TO BE GOING IN.

SO THANK YOU AGAIN, I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS STATE.

THIS IS GREAT TO HAVE EVERYONE HERE IN A SETTING OUTSIDE OF CITY HALL, AND I'M GOING TO PASS IT OVER TO OUR FACILITATOR, DR.

LARRY SCHOOLER.

WHO'S A FACULTY MEMBER AT UT AUSTIN AND A SENIOR FACILITATOR AND DIRECTOR AT KEARNS AND WEST.

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, SOME OF YOU MAY REMEMBER THAT HE'S A FORMER LONGTIME CITY OF AUSTIN EMPLOYEE, PRIMARILY IN OUR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE, WHERE HE HELPS SPEARHEAD THE LAUNCH OF OUR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT DIVISION.

A WELCOME AND THANKS FOR BEING HERE TODAY, LARRY.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HAVING ME GOOD MORNING, EVEN FOR A CITY COUNCIL AT EIGHT 30, THAT SEEMS A LITTLE BELOW PAR GOOD MORNING.

IT IS A REAL TREAT TO BE BACK.

I'M GLAD THAT A COUNCIL MEMBER POOLS IN THE ROOM TO HEAR THIS, BUT I REMEMBER IN 2017, WHEN I FACILITATED MY LAST MEETING, AS A CITY EMPLOYEE COMES FROM A POOL, WHETHER SHE MEANT TO SAY THIS OR NOT SAID, UH, WE HOPE YOU'LL RETURN.

AND I SAID, AS DO I, IT ONLY TOOK FOUR AND A HALF YEARS.

UM, BUT MY FAMILY AND I ARE VERY HAPPY TO BE BACK.

WE ARE CONSTITUENTS OF COUNCIL, MORALES, AND ULTRA, AS I MENTIONED TO HER.

AND, UH, I'M DELIGHTED TO BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU ALL TODAY.

I ALSO JUST WANT TO TAKE A POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.

UM, MANY OF YOU ARE AWARE THAT OUR CITY HAS BEEN, UM, HIT WITH SOME VERY UNFORTUNATE RHETORIC AND DEMONSTRATIONS, THAT ESPOUSE VALUES THAT ARE CONTRARY TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN'S.

UH, THIS COMES ON THE THREE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF, UH, THE TRAGEDY IN PITTSBURGH AT THE TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE, WHERE A RELATIVE OF OURS, OF MY FAMILIES THAT DIE.

SO IT IS PARTICULARLY GRATIFYING TO WORK FOR A CITY COUNCIL IN A CITY THAT HAS STOOD UP TO HATE, UH, THAT HAS DECLARED THERE IS NO PLACE FOR HATE.

AND I THINK IT'S FITTING THAT MAYOR ADLER AND I PROBABLY FIRST MET ONE ANOTHER, UH, IN COLLABORATIONS ON THE ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE, UH, ITSELF.

SO MY DEEPEST PERSONAL THANKS TO YOU ALL FOR THE LEADERSHIP AT THIS VERY IMPORTANT TIME.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, ANY GOOD FACILITATOR WORKS FROM AN AGENDA.

SO I DO HAVE AN AGENDA AS THEY SAY, THE THING THAT I STRESSED AS I WAS VISITING WITH STAFF AND WITH THE CITY MANAGER BEFORE I SIGNED ON TO FACILITATE IS THAT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT BOTH THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE ON THE STAFF FELT THAT THEY HAD AMPLE OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE DURING TODAY'S SESSION.

SO WHAT YOU'LL NOTICE ABOUT THIS AGENDA IS THAT WHILE THERE ARE PRESENTATIONS TO BE MADE, THERE ARE ALSO DISCUSSION SECTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH EACH OF THE OUTCOMES.

SO THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE A, A VERSION OF MY MONDAY MORNING CLASS, WHERE I LECTURE, BUT MORE LIKE THE WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY VERSIONS OF MY CLASS, WHERE WE ENGAGE IN BACK AND FORTH CONVERSATION.

SO DURING THE PRESENTATIONS, CERTAINLY IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS THAT, UH, YOU NEED TO ASK TO CLARIFY SOMETHING YOU'RE MORE THAN WELCOME, BUT AT THE CONCLUSION OF EACH OF THE OUTCOME-BASED PRESENTATIONS, THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISCUSSION.

AND WE'VE CONFIGURED THINGS THIS MORNING IN SUCH A WAY THAT IF YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT VERBALLY IN A PARTICULAR OUTCOME, YOU'LL HAVE A WAY TO COMMENT ELECTRONICALLY THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO CAPTURE.

SO WE'LL BEGIN WITH AN OVERVIEW WE'LL THEN MOVE THROUGH EACH OF THE OUTCOMES AND HAVE DISCUSSION AT EACH WE'VE PENCILED IN A COUPLE OF BREAKS.

UH, OBVIOUSLY IT'S HARD TO SIT STILL FOR ANYONE FOR A THREE OR FOUR HOUR PERIOD OF TIME, BUT WE WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THOSE BREAKS JUST FOR WHAT YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO TAKE THEM FOR.

AND THEN, UH, WE'LL START PROMPTLY BACK.

AND THEN WE'LL CONCLUDE THE DAY AFTER THE OUTCOME SESSIONS, BY TALKING ABOUT HOW WE MIGHT BEST USE THE NEXT TIME WE GET TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT THIS TOPIC, NAMELY IN JANUARY OF NEXT YEAR, AS WE CONSIDER WHAT THE NEXT ITERATION OF THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE AND HOW IT WILL IMPACT THE FISCAL YEAR, 2023, A BUDGET AS IT BEGINS ITS PATH TO FRUITION, ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THE AGENDA? I'M PRETTY SURE GARY LEE AND I HAVE ABOUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF TENURE AT THE CITY OF BOSTON.

AND THERE'S SOMETHING VERY

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COMFORTING ABOUT GARY LADAKHI BEING IN A MEETING.

SO I'M GOING TO ASK EACH OF YOU TO, UH, PAIR UP WITH THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU.

WE'VE DELIBERATELY POSITIONED COUNCIL NEXT TO STAFF NEXT TO COUNCIL, KIND OF BOY, GIRL, EXCEPT COUNCIL STAFF, UM, TAKE YOUR PARTNER.

UH, AND I'D LIKE THE TWO OF YOU TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION, UH, IN RECENT DAYS IN RECENT MEMORY, UH, WHAT HAVE YOU OBSERVED ACROSS OUR COMMUNITY THAT SHOWS US THAT WE ARE PRIORITIZING WHAT THE COMMUNITY WANTS US TO PRIORITIZE? WHAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF SOMETHING YOU'VE SEEN THE CITY DO, WHETHER IT BE IN THE LAST DAY, WEEK, MONTH SEASON THAT DEMONSTRATED TO YOU THAT WE'RE DOING WHAT THE COMMUNITY HAS ASKED US TO DO, AND WE ARE DOING WHAT WE HAVE PRIORITIZED.

SO THIS IS A SHORT EXERCISE MEANT TO BE DONE WITH A PARTNER, FOR EXAMPLE, MS. LANG AND COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS, MR. ARIANO COUNCIL MEMBER, KELLY, ET CETERA, UH, TAKE A COUPLE OF MINUTES SHARE, AND THEN WE'LL BRIEFLY SHARE OUT AND THEN WE'LL GET UNDERWAY.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER RENTERIA.

WHAT DID YOU HEAR FROM YOUR, UH, PARTNERS LOOKS LIKE YOU HAD TWO CITY MANAGERS, LUCKY MAN, THE ASSISTANT CITY MANAGERS.

WELL, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH THEY HEARD FROM ME AND BASICALLY, UH, UH, WHAT OUR DISCUSSION WAS ON THE AFFORDABILITY SECTION OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HOUSING AND HOW, HOW WE IN THE PAST DIDN'T INVEST AS MUCH RESOURCES INTO MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE, WE'RE BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND WE FELL SO FAR BEHIND THAT.

IT'S ALSO MAKING ME HARD TO, IT'S HARD FOR ME TO MAKE DECISIONS ARE GETTING, GIVEN THESE BIG CORPORATIONS THAT WANTS TO MOVE HERE AT TAX CREDIT, BECAUSE MY WHOLE VIEW IS IF WE'RE GOING TO PROVIDE TAX CREDITS TO ANYONE, THEN THEY SHOULD INVEST ALL THAT MONEY THAT THEY'RE GETTING BACK INTO BUILDING HOUSING FOR THEIR WORKFORCE PEOPLE.

AND UNTIL THEY DO THAT, IT'S VERY HARD FOR ME TO BE PROVIDING ANY TYPE OF INCENTIVE.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING COUNCIL MEMBER.

UH, LET'S SEE MAYOR PRO TEM WHILE SHE'S ABOUT TO TAKE A BITE FOR THING, MAYOR PRO TEM HARPER, MADISON, WHAT DID YOUR PARTNER HAVE TO SAY WHEN YOU ALL SHARED? UH, SO MY PARTNER AND I, WE, UH, WE, WE LAYERED IT NATURALLY.

UM, SO WE TALKED ABOUT, UM, OUR INVESTMENTS AS A COMMUNITY AND AS A MUNICIPALITY AND HOMELESSNESS.

UM, WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YESTERDAY TO HAVE A REALLY GREAT PRESS CONFERENCE OUT AT THE TERRACE AT OAK SPRINGS, AND REALLY JUST TALKED ABOUT OUR INVESTMENTS IN PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

UM, WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT, UM, HOW WE AS A COMMUNITY RESPONDED TO INCIDENTS OF HATE IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

THERE'S NO PLACE FOR HATE AND THE CAPITOL CITY.

AND WE MADE SURE TO SAY THAT LOUD AND PROUD.

UM, AND THEN LASTLY, UM, WE TALKED ABOUT WAS THE LAST ONE WE GOT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION OR SOMETHING ELSE THOUGH, THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT HOMELESSNESS AND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

WE TALKED ABOUT OUR RESPONSE TO THE BAD BEHAVIOR, AND THEN THERE WAS ONE MORE THING.

AND WHEN

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I REMEMBER IT, I'M GOING TO WRITE IT DOWN AND SHARE EVERYBODY, OKAY.

WE CANNOT WAIT FOR THAT TO HAPPEN.

AND WE'VE ALREADY GIVEN YOU THOSE THREE DOOR PRESSES.

CAUSE YOU CAME UP WITH THREE THINGS IN LIKE A MINUTE, WHICH IS REMARKABLE.

LET'S SEE.

HOW ABOUT COUNCIL MEMBER POOL AND MR. CAUSE REMEMBER, WHAT DID YOU HEAR FROM FROM GREG? WELL, I LED OFF BY SAYING THAT I IMAGINED THAT HE AND HIS TEAM WERE, UM, AS FAR AS MISSION AND, UH, CIVIC SUPPORT.

PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR CLEAN, FRESH WATER OUT OF THE TAP AND, UM, THAT, THAT DRIVES MUCH OF THE WORK THAT HAPPENS IN THE WATER, UH, UTILITY DEPARTMENT.

AND HE AGREED.

AND THEN ALSO ADDED IN THAT HE IS SEEING THAT OUR POLICIES AND ACTIONS, UH, AROUND HOMELESSNESS ARE HAVING A REALLY GOOD EFFECT AND THAT IT SEEMS LIKE, UM, AND I'M GONNA KIND OF PARAPHRASE POTENTIALLY THE, IT, IT APPEARS THAT THE, UM, THE TEMPERATURE IN THE COMMUNITY IS BEING TURNED DOWN.

UM, AND, UH, WHICH I THINK IS, IS REALLY GOOD.

AND SINCE HE'S OUT IN, IN PRECINCTS IN THE CITY THAT I DON'T GET TO, I THOUGHT THAT WAS REALLY GOOD INFORMATION AND INPUT BECAUSE HE'S SEEING THINGS THAT, UH, PARTS OF TOWN THAT I DON'T GET OUT TOO, JUST FOR, JUST FOR GREG'S BENEFIT AS A SOCCER COACH, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FILLING A MASSIVE JUG OF DRINKABLE WATER FOR MY TEAM.

THANKS FOR THE CLEAN TAP WATER.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT, UH, OVER TO COUNCIL MEMBER.

KELLY, WHAT DID YOU AND YOUR PARTNER TACKLE? WELL, I STARTED WITH DOES LACK OF COMMUNICATION FROM CONSTITUENTS COUNTERS.

WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING BECAUSE I HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANY HATEFUL EMAILS LATELY.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS HELPFUL, BUT, UM, I WOULD ADD THERE'S SOME CONSTRUCTION GOING ON ON ANDERSON MILL ROAD, WHICH HAS A LOT OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS AT THE BEGINNING AT THE START.

THEY WERE VERY UPSET BECAUSE IT INCREASED THEIR COMMUTE, BUT NOW THEY'RE SEEING THE BENEFITS OF THAT CONSTRUCTION.

AND SO THAT REALLY SPEAKS A LOT TO OUR MOBILITY PRIORITY, WHICH I WAS THANKFUL FOR.

IT IS NICE TO FIND A SILVER LINING ASSOCIATED WITH CONSTRUCTION.

WE DON'T ALWAYS A COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS.

HOW ABOUT YOU AND YOUR PARTNER? THANKS.

WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ENGAGEMENT WITH OUR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND HOW IMPORTANT THAT'S BEEN OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF.

AND THEN WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE RESPONSIVENESS OF THE UTILITIES AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO KNOW THAT WHEN, YOU KNOW, WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT, THAT AUSTIN ENERGY SHOWS UP.

WE HAVE A SITUATION IN MY DISTRICT THAT INVOLVES A WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT.

THEY'VE WORKED REALLY, REALLY HARD TO TRY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM FOR MY CONSTITUENTS.

AND SO WE, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BACKBONE OF UTILITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO HAVE THOSE BASIC THINGS OPERATING SMOOTHLY, EVEN THOUGH IT IS BIG WORK, AMEN TO ALL OF THAT.

I'M NOT GOING TO GET TO EVERYBODY JUST IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, BUT I WANT YOU TO SIT WITH THAT SPACE OF WHAT WE SOMETIMES CALL APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY, THIS IDEA THAT RATHER THAN STARTING FROM WHAT'S BROKEN, OR WHAT'S NOT WORKING, WE START FROM A PLACE OF WHAT IS WORKING.

AND THEN WE BUILD ON THAT AND THINK ABOUT WHAT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE IN THE FUTURE.

I MENTIONED THAT WE PROBABLY WON'T HAVE TIME TO HEAR FROM EVERY COUNCIL MEMBER ON EVERY ITEM.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO BRIEFLY INTRODUCE YOU TO A WAY THAT WE'RE GOING TO ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION, UH, THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

UM, YOU ALL HAVE PROBABLY BEEN EXPOSED TO POLL EVERYWHERE.

YOU'VE CERTAINLY BEEN EXPOSED TO IT.

IF YOU WERE IN A MEETING WITH ME, I AM ESSENTIALLY ADDICTED TO IT.

UM, BUT POLL EVERYWHERE ALLOWS YOU TO SHARE RESPONSES VIA COMPUTER SMARTPHONE OR TEXT MESSAGE.

AND SO I'LL WALK YOU THROUGH BRIEFLY HOW THIS WORKS, BUT IT'S, IT'S PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

IF YOU BROUGHT A LAPTOP OR A TABLET, YOU CAN JUST GO TO THAT WEB ADDRESS AND YOU'LL SEE THAT SAME WEB ADDRESS POP UP ON EACH OF THE POLLS.

AND SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO MEMORIZE IT RIGHT NOW, BUT YOU'LL JUST BE GOING TO THAT WEB ADDRESS.

AND THE SCREEN WILL AUTOMATICALLY POPULATE WITH WHATEVER QUESTION WE'RE ON.

AND YOU CAN JUST TYPE IN YOUR RESPONSE.

YOU DON'T NEED TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF.

YOU CAN SKIP THAT IF YOU'D LIKE, OR YOU CAN, IF YOU'D RATHER YOUR NAME, BE ATTACHED TO IT, BUT YOU CAN DO THAT VIA A TRADITIONAL WEB BROWSER.

OR OF COURSE YOU CAN DO THE SAME THING ON A SMARTPHONE, WEB BROWSER, THE EXACT SAME ADDRESS AND THE EXACT SAME PROCESS.

AND IF YOU'RE LIKE ME AND TEXTING IS A LITTLE BIT EASIER, UH, YOU CAN TEXT THE PHRASE KW POLE TO NOT CASE SENSITIVE, BUT NO SPACES TO THE PHONE.

NUMBER TWO, TWO, THREE, THREE, THREE KW STANDS FOR THE FIRM.

I WORKED FOR KERNS IN WEST.

YOU TEXT THAT PHRASE TO THAT PHONE NUMBER, AND ESSENTIALLY THAT SIGNALS TO THE SYSTEM THAT YOU'RE TAKING MY POLL QUESTIONS THIS MORNING, BECAUSE OF COURSE THEY'RE RUNNING THOUSANDS OF POLLS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

SO YOU TEXT TO THE PHONE NUMBER TWO, TWO, THREE, THREE, THREE, TWO TWOS OR THREE THREES.

AND THEN THE MESSAGE IS KW POLE TWO.

AND ONCE YOU'VE DONE THAT, YOU'LL GET AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT MESSAGE.

AND THEN YOU CAN JUST START TEXTING YOUR ACTUAL RESPONSES

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FROM THERE.

SO COMPUTER SMARTPHONE, TEXT MESSAGE, WHATEVER YOU PREFER, UH, THEY WILL ALL WORK.

AND THIS JUST GIVES YOU A QUICK SNAPSHOT OF A WORD CLOUD OF WHAT I WAS HEARING YOU ALL TALK ABOUT JUST NOW.

UH, SO THIS JUST GIVES YOU A VISUALIZATION OF HOW THIS WILL WORK AS WE MOVE THROUGHOUT THE MORNING, AS YOU, AS YOU CAN OBVIOUSLY TELL THE LARGER THE WORD, THE MORE OFTEN IT CAME UP IN SOME OF THE ANSWERS THAT I WAS QUICKLY JOTTING DOWN.

UM, AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO SHOW YOU THIS AS A CLOUD, BUT ALSO IN TILE VIEW SO THAT YOU CAN ALMOST LIKE STICKY NOTES.

SEE EACH PERSON'S ANSWER RATHER THAN JUST THE WORD CLOUD VERSION.

WE ARE JUST ABOUT READY TO BEGIN AN OVERVIEW OF THE OVERALL SD 23 PROGRAM.

SO AT THIS POINT, I'LL BE TURNING THINGS OVER TO KIM ALAVAREZ AND, UH, I WILL BE HOLDING UP MY HAND WHEN SHE HAS FIVE MINUTES LEFT IN HER TIME SLOT.

AND, UH, THEN WE WILL, UH, AS I SAY, GET INTO COUNCIL DISCUSSION, UM, AGAIN, IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS WHERE YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND SOMETHING SHE JUST SAID, OR AN ACRONYM DOESN'T MAKE SENSE OR SOMETHING, IT'S, IT'S DEFINITELY OKAY TO CHIME IN THERE, BUT OTHERWISE WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT FOLKS WILL HOLD COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS UNTIL THE END, KIM, GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY.

KIM ALAVAREZ DEPUTY CFO, BUT FOR A LITTLE BIT THIS MORNING, I'M GOING TO PUT ON MY OLD HAT AS THE PERFORMANCE OFFICER.

I'M SO HAPPY TO THANK YOU.

SO A LOT OF Y'ALL WERE INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF STT 23, BUT THERE'S ALSO A, QUITE A FEW OF YOU THAT WERE NOT.

SO WE WANTED TO PROVIDE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF A FOUNDATION FOR, WE DOVE INTO THE SPECIFICS OF EACH OF THE OUTCOMES.

SO FIRST STARTING OUT WITH JUST A LITTLE BIT OF A HISTORY OF SD 23, THE MAYOR MENTIONED SOME, SOME OF THE WORK THAT TOOK PLACE SEVERAL YEARS AGO IN 2016, THERE WAS A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF RESEARCH DONE AMONGST ALL THE COUNCIL MEMBERS, EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES THAT WE'RE FACING AS AN ORGANIZATION.

AND THERE WERE FOUR AREAS THAT WE'RE CONCLUDED UPON IN TERMS OF WHERE WE NEEDED TO FOCUS.

JUST FROM AN ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVE, I NEED FOR SHARED CITY-WIDE PRIORITIES, HOW WE'RE MANAGING CRITICAL ISSUES AND THEN EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE, AND THEN HOW WE'RE HANDLING FEEDBACK AND, AND LEARNING LOOPS.

SO, AS WE LEARNED THAT INFORMATION AND ALSO UNDERSTANDING PARTICULARLY THE PART ABOUT A SHARED GOALS FOR THE COMMUNITY, THAT'S WHERE SD 23 CAME TO BE.

UM, SO IN ORDER TO DEVELOP , IT WAS A VERY COLLABORATIVE EFFORT ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION.

WE HAD ABOUT FIVE DIFFERENT WORKSHOPS WITH CITY COUNCIL AND EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SET UP JUST THE WAY YOU SEE HERE, NOT NECESSARILY AS SPREAD OUT, BUT IT'S STILL NONETHELESS.

UM, WE ALSO HAD SIX STRATEGIC OUTCOME TEAMS MADE UP OF CITY EMPLOYEES.

THAT WAS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THEY WERE VERY INVOLVED AND INVESTED IN THIS BECAUSE ULTIMATELY OUR WORKFORCE IS GOING TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DOING THE, THE REALLY THE FRONTLINE WORK TO IMPLEMENT AND EXECUTE THE, THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT SUPPORT THE STRATEGIES AND THE OUTCOMES WITHIN SD 23.

UM, THERE WERE ALSO A SERIES OF STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOPS AND HUDDLES WITH ALL OF THE, THE OUTCOME TEAMS, WHERE THEY WERE ENGAGING WITH MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, WORKING WITH EACH OTHER EXTENSIVELY TO DEVELOP ALL THE COMPONENTS OF THE PLAN.

AND THERE WERE ALSO DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR SUMMITS.

WE NEEDED TO MAKE SURE THAT DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP WAS HIGHLY INVOLVED, BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THEIR FEEDBACK, THEIR INPUT ON WHAT WAS BEING PULLED TOGETHER.

BUT LAST BUT NOT LEAST WAS THE PART 125 OR MORE PLANS MASTER PLANS FOR THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION WERE REALLY PUT IN PLAY.

THERE WAS EXTENSIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THAT TOOK PLACE TO CREATE ALL THOSE PLANS THAT WE USE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PULL THEM TOGETHER IN A MORE STRATEGIC, STRATEGIC, COMPREHENSIVE MANNER FOR US TO REALLY BE TRYING TO ACHIEVE ALL THE DIFFERENT GOALS THAT YOU ALSO SEE IN THOSE PLANS FROM AFTER THE DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHIES THAT TOOK PLACE ALL THROUGHOUT 2017, WE ULTIMATELY ADOPTED OR COUNCIL Y'ALL ULTIMATELY ADOPTED IN MARCH OF 2018.

UM, AND THEN YOU SEE THERE'S DISTRICT SIX STRATEGIC OUTCOMES THAT HAVE COME TO REALLY, UM, THE ORGANIZATION HAS EMBRACED IN, IN NUMEROUS WAYS.

UM, THE IT THROUGH LIKE OUR ORGANIZATIONAL CHART WITH ALL THE ASSISTANT CITY MANAGERS WITH OUR BUDGETING PROCESS, BUT COUNCIL ALSO TOOK THE TIME AND THE MAYOR MENTIONED THIS AS WELL TO IDENTIFY ITS TOP 10 PRIORITIES FROM WITHIN THE PLAN.

CAUSE THERE WAS QUITE A BIT GOING ON IN THAT PLAN.

IT COVERS EXTENSIVE OPERATIONS AND NEEDS FOR THE ORGANIZATION, THE COMMUNITY.

SO WE NEEDED TO PROVIDE JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE FOCUSED.

SO THERE WAS THAT TOP 10 AND I'LL GO INTO THAT JUST A LITTLE

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BIT.

THE FRAMEWORK OF 23, WE WANTED TO SET IT UP IN A WAY THAT WOULD BE A CASCADING.

SO IMAGINE AUSTIN IS THAT DRIVING VISION FOR THE COMMUNITY, FOR THE ORGANIZATION.

AND THERE IT CONNECTS INTO OUR DIFFERENT MASTER PLANS AND REGIONAL PLANS THEY'RE INTO SD 23 AND ULTIMATELY INTO THE BUDGET AND OUR OPERATIONAL PLANS.

SO WE HAVE THAT 30 YEAR LONG RANGE, LONG RANGE VISION, AND ARE ABLE TO TICK DOWN AT THE, UH, THE ALTITUDE, ULTIMATELY WITH THAT ANNUAL BUDGET.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT SD 23, BY THE NUMBERS, YOU'LL SEE A VISION THAT COMES STRAIGHT FROM, IMAGINE AUSTIN, YOU'LL SEE THE SIX STRATEGIC OUTCOMES, 35 INDICATOR CATEGORIES, WHICH IS HOW WE ORGANIZE THE PERFORMANCE MEASURES OVER 200 STRATEGIC FOR 400 MEASURES, WHICH ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN A DASHBOARD THAT MY CALLING NICOLE TALKED ABOUT IN A MOMENT, UM, 34 CHALLENGE STATEMENTS, WHICH ARE KIND OF A DIAGNOSIS OF THOSE PROBLEMS THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH AS A COMMUNITY 71 STRATEGIES AND FINALLY SIX VALUES, THINGS LIKE EQUITY, UM, PROACTIVE, UM, WHERE SUSTAINABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

SO I TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE.

WE STARTED WITH THE MARCH ADOPTION.

UM, FROM THERE WE QUICKLY PUT IT INTO EFFECT WITH THE BUDGET PROCESS FOR FY 19 AND THEN THE CITY SPENCER, WHEN HE JOINED, UH, CITY MANAGER, HE QUICKLY REORGANIZED HIS LEADERSHIP TEAM AROUND THE OUTCOMES.

UM, FROM THERE, THERE WAS A LOT OF FOUNDATIONAL WORK THAT HAD TO TAKE PLACE IN TERMS OF DEVELOPING ALL THE PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND THE ASSOCIATED DASHBOARD.

AND IT TOOK QUITE A WHILE BECAUSE THERE ARE ONES, SO MANY MEASURES, BUT TWO THEY'RE COMPLICATED.

THEY AREN'T LIKE THE MEASURES THAT WE'VE HAD HISTORICALLY, WHICH HAVE OFTEN BEEN MORE SIMPLE OUTPUT TYPE OF MEASURES.

THERE'S A LOT MORE INFORMATION TO POOL, A LOT MORE ANALYSIS TO DO.

AND WE ALSO FOCUS QUITE A BIT IN TERMS OF TRYING TO VISUALIZE AND CREATE STORIES AND BETTER CONNECTION WITH THE COMMUNITY AROUND EACH OF THOSE MEASURES.

SO THAT WAS DONE OVER A SERIES OF WAVES IN .

AND THEN HERE WE ARE TODAY FOR THIS WORKSHOP, UM, TO START DIGGING IN MORE AND HEAR FROM THIS, THAT'D BE DEPUTY AND ASSISTANT CITY MANAGERS AROUND EACH OF THE OUTCOMES AND ULTIMATELY WILL LEAD US TO THE, UH, JANUARY WORKSHOP.

AND THEN FINALLY DEVELOPMENT OF SD 28.

IT'S ONLY AROUND THE CORNER.

SO AT THIS POINT, I'M GOING TO HAVE NICOLE COSTA YAWN, WHO IS WITH THE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT TEAM, SHE'S OUR DATA AND STRATEGY MANAGER AND WAS LEADING ALL OF THE DASHBOARD DEVELOPMENT AMONG MANY OTHER THINGS.

SO VERY GRATEFUL FOR HER ASSISTANCE.

AND SHE IS GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT DASHBOARD ITSELF.

THANK YOU, KIM.

YEAH, NICOLE CUSTODIAN DATA AND STRATEGY MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

AND, UM, I WANTED TO WALK THROUGH JUST HOW WE ARE ACTUALLY MEASURING OUR PROGRESS TOWARDS ACHIEVING OUR OUTCOMES.

AND THE FIRST THING THAT WE DID WAS WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE STANDARDIZED REPORTING AND THAT REQUIRED TRAINING AND THAT REQUIRED A LOT OF COORDINATION WITH ALL OF OUR PARTNER DEPARTMENTS.

AND I'M GOING TO KIND OF GO OVER SOME OF THE ELEMENTS THAT WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE ARE SIMILAR FOR EVERY MEASURES THAT WE, YOU HAVE A VERY SAME USER EXPERIENCE ACROSS THE ENTIRE DASHBOARD.

SO THE FIRST THING THAT WE REQUIRE IS AN ASSET CALLED A DATASET, AND THIS IS ROW LEVEL INFORMATION THAT WAS USED TO CALCULATE THE VALUE OF THE MEASURE.

THIS IS ALL AN EFFORT TO HAVE TRANSPARENT REPORTING IN OUR, IN OUR MEASURE DEVELOPMENT AND OUR REPORTING.

UH, AND SO THE NEXT THING IS A MEASURE CARD AND THE MEASURE CARD IS A VERY QUICK VISUALIZATION TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE MEASURE IS PERFORMING AGAINST A TARGET.

AND YOU HAVE YOUR THREE DIFFERENT COLORS OR I GUESS FOUR DIFFERENT COLORS.

SO ONE IS GREEN.

SO THAT MEANS IT'S ON TRACK.

IT'S PERFORMING IN LINE WITH THE TARGET.

UH, YELLOW IS NEAR TARGET.

SO WITHIN 10% OF THE TARGET AND THEN OFF-TRACK WOULD BE RED BEYOND 10% OF THE TARGET AND BLUE, IT MEANS THERE'S NO TARGET OR IT'S BEING MEASURED.

UM, FOR TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HOW DO WE OBTAIN A TARGET? AND THE REASON WHY WE HAVE THESE TARGETS IN PLACE IS TO UNDERSTAND, LIKE I SAID, THE WAY THAT THE MEASURE IS PERFORMING AGAINST A GOAL, BUT ALSO THEY ARE GOING TO BE DIFFERENT FOR EVERY TYPE OF MEASURE.

SO SOME MEASURES HAVE AN ONGOING TARGET SAYING WE CAN NEVER DROP BELOW THIS LINE AND WE CAN NEVER GO ABOVE THIS LINE.

SOME OF THEM WILL HAVE INCREMENTAL TARGETS BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO REACH A LONG-TERM GOAL.

SO YOU SEE, UH, UH, CASCADING UP OR DOWN.

UM, AND THEN SOME ARE GOING TO HAVE TO VARY BASED ON ROLLING AVERAGES OR INDUSTRY STANDARDS.

SO THAT'S YOUR MEASURE CARD.

AND THEN THE NEXT THING IS THE STORY PAGE.

THE STORY PAGE IS A LANDING PAGE FOR EACH MEASURE AND THAT'S TO PROVIDE THE CONTEXT TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE MEASURE IS PERFORMING THE WAY IT IS.

SO YOU HAVE, UM, SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE CURRENT STATUS, MAYBE THE TREND INFORMATION AND SOME ADDITIONAL INSIGHTS SUCH AS DEMOGRAPHICS OR HOW THINGS ARE PLAYING OUT WITH DIFFERENT, UM, GEOGRAPHIC GEOGRAPHIC

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LOCATIONS IN THE CITY.

AND, UH, AND AS WELL AS WE JUST HAVE ADDITIONAL MEASURE INSIGHTS, SUCH AS THE DEFINITION OF THE LAYMAN'S TERMS OF THE MEASURE ITSELF, HOW IT WAS CALCULATED, HOW THE TARGET WAS CALCULATED AND ALL OF THAT INFORMATION.

SO IF WE CAN GET INTO THE DASHBOARD, HERE WE GO.

OH, IT DIDN'T SWITCH.

OKAY, THERE WE GO.

ALRIGHT.

SO THIS IS OUR DASHBOARD.

THIS IS THE LANDING PAGE WHERE YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE, UH, OUTCOME CATEGORIES.

AND IF YOU CLICK ON ONE, THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN GET THE DETAILED INFORMATION FOR EACH OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEASURES.

AND AS KIM NOTED EARLIER, YOU HAVE INDICATOR CATEGORIES.

SO IN CULTURAL, LIFELONG LEARNING, THIS IS INDICATOR CATEGORY A AND THESE ARE ALL OF THE MEASURES THAT FALL INTO THAT INDICATOR CATEGORY.

AND RIGHT AWAY YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE TWO THAT ARE ON TRACK AND THREE WITH IT WHEN TARGET, AND TO GET THAT DETAILED INFORMATION ON HOW THE MEASURE IS PERFORMING, THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL COME TO THIS VERY SMALL LINK.

REALLY ME, WE CAN GET A BIGGER SOON, BUT VERY SMALL LINK THAT SAYS VIEW STORY.

AND THAT TAKES YOU TO SOME MORE DETAILS.

LIKE I SAID, ABOUT THE STORY THAT YOU CAN UNDERSTAND CURRENT STATUS, WHY IS IT PERFORMING THE WAY IT IS SOME TREND INFORMATION, SOME ADDITIONAL INSIGHTS AND SOME VERY, VERY DETAILED INFORMATION ON HOW WE DEVELOP THAT.

AND IF YOU FORGET EVERYTHING I SAID TODAY, WHAT YOU CAN KNOW IS THAT RIGHT HERE, WE HAVE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO NAVIGATE THE DASHBOARD.

SO THIS IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE IN THE PUBLIC, IF THEY NEED TO GET MORE DETAILS OF WHAT I'VE PROVIDED ALREADY.

ALL RIGHT, THERE WE GO.

OKAY.

AS WE MENTIONED EARLIER, WE'VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME OPERATIONALIZING THIS PROGRAM AND IT'S REQUIRED A LOT OF STAFF.

SO A COUPLE OF HIGHLIGHTS I WANTED TO BRING OUT IS THAT WE HAVE OVER 350 STAFF WHO ARE PARTICIPATE IN WHAT WE CALL ALIGNMENT TEAMS. THESE ARE THE GROUPS WHO WORK TOGETHER AND WORK WITH US TO REPORT THESE MEASURES AND ALSO PUT TOGETHER OTHER PERFORMANCE DELIVERABLES FOR THE CITY.

AND WE HAVE QUARTERLY MEETINGS WITH THESE, WITH THIS GROUP.

AND WE HAVE OVER A HUNDRED STAFF THAT PARTICIPATE.

THESE QUARTERLY MEETINGS ARE FOR US TO SHARE INSIGHTS OR TO, UH, PROVIDE MORE TRAINING OR EVEN TO SHARE INSIGHTS AMONG, AMONG EACH OTHER'S GROUPS.

AND, UH, ANOTHER REALLY, REALLY BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT IS THAT WE HAVE A CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM THAT HAS TRAINED OVER 1800 ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEES.

AND THIS IS SO THAT WAY THEY UNDERSTAND HOW THEIR WORK ALIGNS TO THIS PROGRAM AND WHAT THEY CAN DO TO CONTRIBUTE.

AND ANOTHER THING THAT WE WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT, AS WELL AS, UH, AS PART OF OUR ALIGNMENT EFFORTS, WE'VE SEEN THAT 171 DEPARTMENTS HAVE GOAL, OR I'M SORRY, 171 DEPARTMENT GOALS ALIGNED TO THE PLAN.

AND THIS IS ALMOST A HUNDRED PERCENT.

THIS IS ABOUT 97% OF ALL OF THE GOALS AMONGST CITY DEPARTMENTS.

I THINK THAT'S IT.

BRING IT BACK TO KIM.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, NICOLE.

UM, SO YOU CAN SEE THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT FOLKS INVOLVED WITH THIS, UM, REGULARLY.

SO IT'S BEEN REALLY EXCITING TO SEE HOW THIS IS OPERATIONALIZED THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION AND HOW EMPLOYEES HAVE EMBRACED IT.

AND THEY CAN SEE THEMSELVES IN THE PLAN, UM, EACH IN, IN ALL THAT THEY DO.

SO WE MENTIONED A LITTLE BIT AGO ABOUT THE TOP 10 PRIORITIES.

SO AFTER THE, UH, THE PLAN WAS ADOPTED AS PART OF THE BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, UM, THE CONSULTANT FACILITATOR WE HAD AT THE TIME, STEVE STRUTHERS HELPED US OUT ALONG WITH ED TO, TO WORK WITH Y'ALL AND, UM, EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TO THINK THROUGH WHAT IS THAT SUBSET, WHERE WE REALLY WANT TO FOCUS EFFORTS, RESOURCES TO HELP US MOVE THE NEEDLE.

UM, AND FROM THERE, WE GOT OUR TOP 10 LIST.

SO WE HAVE, THERE'S AT LEAST ONE INDICATOR CATEGORY FROM EVERY OUTCOME.

BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE ARE SOME THAT HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN OTHERS.

SO, UM, TOO MUCH TO STEPHANIE'S WORKLOAD, UM, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT IS, UH, THE, THE BIG WINNER OF THE DAY WHEN IT COMES TO OUR TOP 10, BUT WHAT'S BEEN EXCITING WITH THIS TOP 10.

IT'S REALLY BEEN HELPING US DRIVE A LOT OF BUDGET AND OTHER PROGRAM ORIENTED DECISIONS.

FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE BUDGET PROCESS, WHEN WE ASKED DEPARTMENTS TO DESCRIBE WHAT ARE THEIR NEEDS, THEY ARE, THEY'RE INSTRUCTED TO REALLY FOCUS ON HOW THEY CONNECT TO THE TOP 10 PRIORITIES SO THAT WE ARE REALLY MAKING A CONCENTRATED EFFORT TO, TO SHIFT GEARS OR TO SHIFT THAT NEEDLE ON THOSE AREAS.

UM, THROUGHOUT THE PRESENTATION, YOU'LL NOTICE AT THE TOP, THERE'S A LITTLE, TOP 10 LOGO THROUGHOUT THE PRESENTATIONS FOR EACH OF THE HCMS YOU'LL KNOW, THEY WILL HAVE THAT LITTLE LOGO WILL KEEP POPPING UP ON THE SLIDES.

SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE MEASURES

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AND ASPECTS OF THE OUTCOMES THAT CONNECT BACK TO THOSE TOP 10.

SO AT THIS POINT, WE ARE NOW READY TO MOVE TO, OR REVIEW BY OUTCOME.

AND ARE YOU GOING TO SAY, OKAY, YOU WANT TO DO OKAY.

THANK YOU, KIM.

SO THANK YOU RODNEY, IN HERE, RIGHT? QUICK INTRODUCTION, RODNEY GONZALES, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER FOR THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND AFFORDABILITY STRATEGIC OUTCOME.

AND IT IS MY PLEASURE TO LEAD THIS AREA.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SPENCER.

UM, TO BEGIN WITH, LET'S GO TO NEXT SLIDE, ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND AFFORDABILITY.

I'LL GO OVER A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE STRATEGIC AREA.

IT DOES REPRESENT ROUGHLY A QUARTER OF THE CITY'S OPERATING BUDGET AT $819 MILLION.

AND THERE'S A SLIDE THAT WILL PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION, UM, AT A HIGH LEVEL REGARDING THE BUDGET.

UH, THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY TO AFFORDABILITY STRATEGIC OUTCOME HAS 34 TOTAL MEASURES, WHICH REPRESENT 16% OF ALL STRATEGIC MEASURES FOR SD 23.

HOWEVER, AS NICOLE WAS POINTING OUT IN THE DASHBOARD, IT DOES REPRESENT 22% OF ALL DASHBOARD VIEWS.

THERE'S SOME HIGH LEVEL INFORMATION HERE ABOUT THE STRATEGIC MEASURES THAT ARE ON TARGET.

THOSE THAT ARE WITHIN RANGE, THOSE THAT ARE ARE OFF TARGET.

AND THEN ALSO THOSE THAT WE ARE MEASURING OF WHICH WE HAVE NO TARGET.

AND I DO HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT IF YOU HAVE TIME, PLEASE GO TO THE DASHBOARD AND LOOK AT THE INDIVIDUAL STORIES FOR THESE, UH, TO GAIN MORE CONTEXT ABOUT THE SPECIFIC MEASURE, AS WELL AS WHERE WE ARE WITH REGARD TO EACH MEASURE AND OF THE 34 TOTAL MEASURES 13 REPRESENT THE TOP 10 INDICATORS, WHICH NICOLE AND KIM HAD BRIEFLY MENTIONED, EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE FIVE SPECIFIC DEPARTMENTS THAT FALL UNDER ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY OF AFFORDABILITY.

17 CITY DEPARTMENTS HAVE VARIOUS GOALS THAT RELATE TO THIS SPECIFIC STRATEGIC OUTCOME MEASURE.

AND JUST AS A FRIENDLY REMINDER, THE FIVE DEPARTMENTS THAT DIRECTLY REPORT TO THIS OUTCOME ARE SMALL AND MINORITY BUSINESS RESOURCES, THE AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER.

THANK YOU AGAIN, TEAM FOR HOSTING US TODAY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING, AND PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

THIS NEXT SLIDE BRIEFLY GIVE US SOME HIGH LEVEL INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUDGET ALIGNMENT FOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND AFFORDABILITY.

AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, IT REPRESENTS ROUGHLY ONE QUARTER OF THE CITY'S OPERATING BUDGET AT $819 MILLION.

UH, YOU CAN SEE THE LION'S SHARE IS REPRESENTED BY AUSTIN ENERGY AND THEN THE VARIETY OF NUMBER OF DEPARTMENTS THAT DIRECTLY REPORT TO E O N A AND THEN DOWN TOWARDS THE BOTTOM, YOU HAVE THE CAPITAL SPENDING ASSOCIATED WITH ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND AFFORDABILITY.

THIS NEXT SLIDE HIGHLIGHTS JUST SOME OF THE KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS WAS, UH, ONE OF THE, UH, KEY MEASURES THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

AND THIS ONE'S REALLY IMPORTANT.

IT'S A TOP 10 INDICATOR FOR HOUSING, AND THIS IS THE PERCENTAGE OF RESIDENTIAL PLAN REVIEWS COMPLETED ON TIME.

YOU CAN SEE RIGHT NOW WHERE 81%, WHICH IS LOWER THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR, JUST AS A FRIENDLY REMINDER.

AGAIN, WE HAVE RECEIVED 20, A 20% INCREASE IN APPLICATIONS A YEAR TO YEAR.

SO THAT'S PRETTY SIGNIFICANT.

AND OF COURSE THAT'S RESULTED IN A SLIGHT DECREASE OF OUR ON-TIME REVIEW.

I DO APPRECIATE COUNSEL'S CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF POSITIONS FOR DSD RECENTLY.

AND, UH, CURRENTLY WE'RE 99% ON TIME REVIEWS WITHIN DSD.

THIS DOES COVER ALL THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS THOUGH, THAT ARE INVOLVED IN RESIDENTIAL PLAN REVIEW.

AND THERE ARE 14 DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS THAT WE WORK WITH IN THIS SPECIFIC AREA, SOME HIGHLIGHTS.

AND WE'RE SO PROUD OF THESE, OF COURSE, WE'VE HAD 104 APPRENTICESHIP AND INTERN POSITIONS CREATED BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UM, RIGHT NOW WE ARE CURRENTLY AT 39% SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION RATE FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING.

UH, WHEN YOU GO TO THE STORYBOARD YOU'LL NOTE THAT THIS DOES NOT REPRESENT OUR DIRECT INVESTMENT IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, RATHER THIS IS THE REGIONAL WORKFORCE, UH, OR COMMUNITY MASTER WORKFORCE PLAN, UM, WITH THE SPECIFIC SUBSET TARGET, UM, WE HAVE TARGETED THE ENROLLMENT OF 30,000 RESIDENTS SPECIFICALLY, UH, FOR PROGRAMS THAT CAN LIFT THEM FROM, UH, LOW, LOW WAGES TO MIDDLE-SKILL JOBS.

UH, THE INTENT IS TO HAVE A 40% COMPLETION ULTIMATELY, UH, RESULTING IN 10,000 RESIDENTS HAVING COMPLETED THE TRAINING, THE TRAINING GOES FROM ANYWHERE FROM 12 WEEKS TO THREE YEARS, UM, IN TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT, 98% OF OUR PRIME CONTRACTOR CONTRACTORS MET SOLICITATION GOES ANOTHER KEY, UH, ACCOMPLISHMENT, UM, IN CONCEPT IN TERMS OF COST OF LIVING IS THAT, UH, EVERY MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME OR HOUSEHOLD SPENDS ABOUT 1.2, 9% ON THEIR AVERAGE ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL WATER BILL AND THE TARGET, THERE WAS LESS

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THAN 1.5% LOOKING AHEAD TO ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND AFFORDABILITY.

THERE'S SOME GREAT THINGS ON THE HORIZON.

AND THIS IS JUST A SNIPPET OF THE MANY THINGS THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY WORKING ON.

WE HAVE DEVELOPED A COMMUNITY LAND TRUST PROGRAM, AND WE WILL BE LAUNCHING THAT IN EARLY 2022.

THAT IS AN ESSENCE OF PREFERENCE FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN RECENTLY DISPLACED.

AND SO WE'VE SET ASIDE SOME PARTICULAR HOUSING UNITS FOR THAT SUBSET OF OUR RESIDENTIAL POPULATION, UH, PROJECT CONNECT.

WE'RE SO EXCITED OF COURSE, THAT THE VOTERS, UH, ADOPTED AND APPROVED, UH, PROJECT CONNECT, WENT HIS PAY OUR INITIAL INVESTMENT EARLY NEXT YEAR OF $65 MILLION IN TERMS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UH, OVER 700 UNITS HAVE BEEN CREATED, UH, FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS.

UM, AND SO WE'RE, WE'RE PROUD OF THAT ACCOMPLISHMENT.

AND ONE OF OUR MOST RECENT PROJECTS IS ON MAIN ROAD, WHICH WILL BRING 200 AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS, INCLUDING PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING UNITS.

ANOTHER PROGRAM THAT WE'RE GETTING READY TO LAUNCH, AND IT'S $500,000 IS ASSISTANCE WITH MORTGAGE PAYMENTS.

NOW, YOU MAY RECALL THAT RECENTLY THROUGH HOUSING AND PLANNING, WE HAVE PROVIDED OVER $70 MILLION OF RENTAL PAYMENT ASSISTANCE TO THOUSANDS OF OUR, UH, RESIDENTIAL HOUSEHOLDS.

THIS PROGRAM SPECIFICALLY TARGETS THOSE WHO OWN THEIR HOMES.

ANOTHER KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY IS WE ARE GOING TO HIRE A STAFF PERSON, COMPLETELY DEDICATED TO ASSIST OUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS WITH GETTING THROUGH THE PERVERTING PIPE PIPELINE.

THOSE ARE KEY FOR US BECAUSE AS WE ALL KNOW, THERE'S A TARGET CONNECTED TO OUR STRATEGIC HOUSING BLUEPRINT AND EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN DO ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE SIDE TO FACILITATE THOSE PROJECTS, GETTING THROUGH IS IMPORTANT FOR US.

AND THEN OF COURSE, THROUGH COUNCIL APPROVAL WITH THE ARPA FUNDING, WE ARE LAUNCHING THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTS WITH AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY AND CAPITAL IDEA.

SO THAT IN A NUTSHELL COVERS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND AFFORDABILITY SO FAR, OUR STAFF HAS RENDERING ME TOTALLY SUPERFLUOUS, UH, BY PRESENTING WELL BELOW THE TIME LIMIT THAT THEY WERE GIVEN.

SO TEACHER'S PET IS MY NEW NICKNAME FOR RODNEY FOR KEEPING US SO MUCH ON TIME.

UM, BUT FIRST QUESTIONS FOR EITHER MR. GONZALES, MS ALAVAREZ OR, UH, OR NICOLE MAYOR PRO TEM IN THE BACK.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE IT.

UM, ACTUALLY MY FIRST QUESTION CAME WITH THE LAST STATEMENT IN THIS PRESENTATION, ACM, UH, CONSELLA GOOD MORNING, BY THE WAY, THIS ARPA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTS WITH AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY AND CAPITAL IDEA.

I SHOULD KNOW THIS, BUT CAN YOU REMIND ME WHAT THE CONTRACT IS WITH AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY THROUGH THE ARPA DOLLARS? OKAY.

TH CERTAINLY, UM, SO THAT IS MORE TOWARDS OUR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES FOR HELPING ANY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED IN THE CREATIVE FILM INDUSTRY.

AND SO THAT WAS RECENTLY ADOPTED BY COUNCIL AS A SUBSET OF THAT CREATIVE INDUSTRY ELEMENT.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE IT.

YES, THAT COMES MONDAY, WEDNESDAY.

I HAVE A QUESTION AROUND THE MEASUREMENTS OR THE SELECTION OF INDICATORS WHEN Y'ALL ARE COMING UP WITH SD 23.

SO I KNOW, UM, WITH THE HOUSING DID, WAS THERE A CONSIDERATION FOR THE AMOUNT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS BUILT? AND I KNOW THAT THERE WAS A, THERE'S A STRATEGIC BLUEPRINT, BUT HOW DOES THAT FALL IN LINE WITH THE INDICATORS, UM, THAT WE WERE TALKING THAT WE, THAT WE JUST GOT BRIEFED ON? THAT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.

WE DO HAVE A STRATEGIC MEASURE TIED TO THE HOUSING BLUEPRINT, WHICH IS 60,000 AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS.

AND CURRENTLY I BELIEVE WE WERE AT 28,000.

THAT 60,000 IS A TEN-YEAR TARGET THOUGH.

AND SO, UM, OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, IT'S OUR GOAL TO REACH THAT TARGET WITHIN THE 10 YEARS.

UH, BUT WE DO INDEED MEASURE THAT TARGET.

OKAY.

AND SO, AND, AND PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS IS THE APPROPRIATE TIME, BUT HOW, WHEN DO WE HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT OUR PROGRESS AND MEETING THAT THAT TARGET LIKE IS 28,000 ON YEAR THREE, A GOOD PROGRESS.

ARE WE ON TREND AT THIS POINT? UM, RIGHT NOW WE'RE PROBABLY BELOW WHERE WE BE, BUT NOT BY, UM, TOO FAR CONSIDERING IT'S A TEN-YEAR TARGET.

AND I DO THINK IT'S WORTHY OF A CONVERSATION ALSO BECAUSE THE 60,000 WAS DEVELOPED BACK IN 2017.

AND AS WE KNOW, AS OUR POPULATION GROWS, UM, I PERSONALLY THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, THE 60,000 MAY BE A STAGNANT NUMBER AND WE MAY, IF IT'S CONSISTENTLY A MOVING TARGET.

SO IT'S NOT JUST WHAT WE'VE ACHIEVED IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF UNITS THAT WE BROUGHT FORWARD, BUT IT'S 60,000 A NUMBER THAT WE SHOULD KEEP IN PLACE,

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OR SHOULD WE TALK ABOUT ADJUSTING THAT NUMBER AS OUR POPULATION GROWS? AND SO I THINK IT'S ALWAYS, ALWAYS WHERE THEY HAVE A CONVERSATION, UH, TO REMIND OURSELVES THAT THESE NUMBERS WERE DEVELOPED AT A CERTAIN TIME PERIOD.

AND AS OUR COMMUNITY GROWS, THAT THOSE NUMBERS CAN CHANGE.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

AND PERHAPS AMANDA, WE HAVE A LOT BUILT IN OUR WORK SESSIONS, AGENDAS, BUT WHENEVER IS APPROPRIATE.

AND ONE OF THERE WAS AN OPENING FOR US TO HAVE A CONVERSATION I'D LIKE TO RECOMMEND THAT AS A TOPIC, UM, UH, TO TWO THINGS, THE FIRST ONE I WANTED TO, TO, TO MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT THE HOUSING GOALS AND, UM, AND HOW WE'RE MEASURING OUR PROGRESS TOWARDS THEM.

I WANTED TO SUGGEST THAT WE TAKE A BROADER OR BROADER LOOK THAT I THINK WILL BE PERHAPS MORE ACCURATE AS WE ARE MEASURING OUR, UM, AS WE'RE MEASURING OUR PROGRESS RIGHT NOW, WE, YOU KNOW, AS REPORTED BY HOUSING WORKS ON THE REPORT CARD, WE'RE NOT TAKING TO TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE, UM, THE HOUSING THAT'S IN THE PIPELINE.

AND SO THE REPORTING THAT IS, THAT COMES OUT FROM THE HOUSING WORKS REPORT CARD, WHICH THEY DO IN CONJUNCTION WITH CITY STAFF IS A, IS NOT A COMPLETE PICTURE.

IT'S A, UM, IT'S JUST A SNAPSHOT IN TIME, ALTHOUGH WE'RE STARTING TO GET TRENDS OF WHAT ACTUALLY WAS, WAS BUILT THAT YEAR.

AND IT DOESN'T EVEN ACCOUNT FOR, WHAT'S ALREADY BEEN APPROVED WHERE, WHERE WE'VE GOT SITE PLAN APPROVAL AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND SO IT DOESN'T REALLY TELL US HOW WE'RE DOING OR HOW WE'RE TRENDING.

AND SO I REALLY WANT TO RECOMMEND THAT WE TAKE A LOOK AT HOW THAT'S MEASURED AND, AND SEE IF WE CAN, UH, BE MORE ACCURATE IN TERMS OF, UM, NOW I, I, I'M NOT SUGGESTING WHAT WE APPROVED FOR ZONING BECAUSE THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU, YOU, WE MAY NEVER ACTUALLY SEE THAT HAPPEN, BUT, YOU KNOW, FURTHER ALONG IN THE PROCESS, WE OUGHT TO BE COUNTING THAT.

SO, SO THERE'S THAT THE SECOND THING IS I'D LIKE TO, AND THIS IS KIND OF A QUESTION AND A COMMENT AND THAT'S OUR, UH, HOW WE'RE DOING ON OUR GOALS FOR, UM, AND I FORGET EXACTLY HOW WE TERMED THEM, BUT, OR HOW WE DESCRIBED THEM, BUT THE GOALS RELATED TO OUR ARTS AND CULTURE, UH, WE HAVE GOALS AROUND, UH, PROTECTING, UM, THE CREATIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY, ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS.

AND I KNOW WE HAVE, UM, PUT IN PLACE THE AEDC, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, ONE, IT WAS ONE OF THOSE GOALS AND VERY HELPFUL, BUT, UM, I'M NOT SEEING, I'D LIKE TO UNDERSTAND FROM RODNEY HOW WE'RE DOING ON OUR GOALS.

I THINK THAT THAT'S AN, THIS IS AN AREA WHERE WE NEED TO ACCELERATE AND DO A LOT MORE WORK, UH, BECAUSE WE'RE LOSING, YOU KNOW, WE'RE LOSING OUR ARTS AND MUSICS VENUE.

I TEND TO ENFORCE AN ACRONYM FREE ZONE.

SO I WOULD JUST ASK FOR AEDC TO BE SPELLED OUT FOR EVERYBODY AND, AND COUNCIL MEMBER YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

AND, UH, YOU KNOW, WHAT DIDN'T HELP OF COURSE WAS THE SEVERE DECREASE IN OUR HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX IS CERTAINLY, UM, NOT HELPED.

IN FACT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE, TO YOUR POINT, WE'RE LOSING CREATIVES BECAUSE OF THAT, UH, FOLKS WHO HAVE TYPICALLY RELIED ON A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF FUNDING, UH, DIDN'T GET THAT AND DON'T, AND WILL NOT BE GETTING OUT FUNDING.

FORTUNATELY, OF COURSE, COUNCIL HAS ALLOCATED VARIOUS, UH, POTS OF MONEY IF YOU WILL, FROM THE GENERAL FUND AND OTHER SOURCES LIKE THE CARES ACT AND ARPA FUNDING, WHICH HAVE HELPED, UH, BUT THEY ARE STRUGGLING.

UM, WE CAN CERTAINLY PROVIDE YOU MORE INFORMATION IN DETAIL ABOUT OUR CREATIVES AND THOSE GOALS, UH, BY DO AGREE WITH YOU, WE'RE AT A TIME PERIOD FOR OUR CREATIVES, THAT THEY ARE STRUGGLING BECAUSE, UH, UH, OF HOW WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ALLOCATE HOT TAX, BUT THAT HOT TAX HAD SEVERELY DIMINISHED DURING THE PANDEMIC.

YEAH.

AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THAT'S AN IMPORTANT PIECE, BUT THAT'S ONLY ONE PIECE WE'VE ALSO TAKEN SOME STEPS TO TRY TO PROTECT, UM, UH, SPACES, CREATIVE SPACES, AND WHICH IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT AEDC CAN HELP US WITH.

AND, UM, I THINK WE NEED TO BE TRACKING PROGRESS THERE.

AND I, I THINK PERSONALLY, I THINK WE COULD GO, WE COULD, WE COULD EXPEDITE AND GO FASTER ON THAT.

SO, AND AS YOU KNOW, THE CREATIVE SPACE BOND THAT WAS PASSED A NUMBER OF YEARS BACK STILL HAS NOT, I KNOW IT'S ON, ON, ON PROGRESS AND I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT, BUT JUST, JUST AS A REMINDER IN THESE SETTINGS THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF REACHING OUR GOALS, UH, THAT'S AN AREA THAT I THINK WE NEED TO, TO MOVE MORE EXPEDITIOUSLY BECAUSE WE'RE LOSING SPACES AND WE'VE BEEN LOSING SPACES FOR YEARS.

THANK

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YOU AGAIN FOR EVERYBODY'S BENEFIT, ARPA AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT, EDC STANDS FOR W THE D C OH, THAT SENDS FOR THE AUSTIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

I LOVE HOT TAX, RIGHT? BECAUSE IT'S HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX TAX.

YOU GOT IT.

COUNCIL POOL.

THANKS.

I WANT TO, JUST TO, UM, DOUBLE CHECK THE 28,000 NUMBER OF UNITS THAT RODNEY GAVE OVER OF 60,000, OVER 10 YEARS.

AND THAT WOULD BE APPROXIMATELY WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE TITLE SAID, YOU'RE NOT MAKE YOU DO A MATH PROBLEM, NOT HAVING MY GAP RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME, BUT JUST A LITTLE BIT LESS THAN 50%.

RIGHT.

AND WE'VE DONE THAT IN HOW MANY YEARS, SO SINCE 2017, SO THAT WOULD BE FOUR YEARS.

OKAY.

AND SO THAT ACTUALLY IS PROBABLY, UM, EITHER ON TRACK OR A LITTLE BIT AHEAD, PERHAPS OF WHERE WE SHOULD BE, IF YOU DO AN AVERAGE NUMBER OF 6,000 PER YEAR, AND OVER THREE YEARS, THAT'D BE 18,004 YEARS WOULD BE 24.

AND HERE WE ARE AT 28.

SO I WOULD, I WOULD CHALLENGE A LITTLE BIT THE, UM, THE DESCRIPTION OF THAT IS FALLING BEHIND, I THINK, CONSIDERING THE DIFFICULTIES INHERENT IN THE CITY ITSELF BUILDING VERSUS THE PRIVATE SECTOR BUILDING, UM, THAT WE ONLY HAVE REAL CONTROL OVER THE PIECES THAT WE ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR.

WE OBVIOUSLY ARE A MAJOR PLAYER FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR, UM, BUT THEY ARE ALSO WORKING ON THEIR OWN TIMELINES.

AND, UM, AND SO WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE, UH, BECAUSE I KNOW THE HOUSING WORKS, UM, METRICS GOT A LOT OF PLAY AND, UM, MADE SOME, SOME, AND IT WAS ALSO DIVIDED INTO DISTRICTS.

OF COURSE, WE HAD ADOPTED SOME NUMBERS FOR DISTRICT TARGETS.

IT MADE SOME DISTRICTS LOOK BETTER THAN OTHERS.

AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE THE ENTIRE, UM, INTENTION OF THIS COUNCIL IS TO PROVIDE HOUSING AS BEST WE CAN WHERE WE CAN.

I MEAN, I'LL ARC OUR WHOLE, OUR WHOLE EFFORT IS IN THAT DIRECTION, JUST LIKE IT IS WITH HOMELESSNESS AND, UH, OVERCOMING COVID.

UM, WE, WE WORK FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY AND I DIDN'T REALLY SEE THAT REFLECTED IN THAT DOCUMENT.

AND THEN THAT DOCUMENT HAS BEEN AMPLIFIED IN MANY WAYS, GIVING REALLY NOT A VERY, UM, POSITIVE, NOT A VERY ACCURATE, UH, REPORT I THINK ON WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING.

SO WHAT I'D LIKE TO ASK, UM, OUR ACM OVER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, IF WE COULD LOOK AT SEPARATING OUT WITHIN THOSE METRICS, THOSE NUMBERS, THAT THE CITY IS ACTUALLY RESPONSIBLE A HUNDRED PERCENT FOR LIKE THE HOUSING, UM, THE, THE PROJECTS AT HOME DEPOT IN DISTRICT FOUR, AND THE ONE IN MY DISTRICT AT RYAN DRIVE, THOSE ARE A HUNDRED PERCENT.

THE GROUND IS OWNED BY THE CITY.

WE ARE OVERSEEING THE, THE, WE OVERSAW THE RFP, WE'VE AWARDED RFPS.

THE WORK WILL BE DONE BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR, BUT IT WILL BE AT OUR AUTHORITARIANS.

AND SO I WOULD CONSIDER THAT A HUNDRED PERCENT CITY DIRECTED AND RESPONSIBLE FOR, SO I THINK IT MIGHT BE USEFUL FOR THE LARGER COMMUNITY CONVERSATION TO TALK ABOUT THE THINGS THAT THE CITY IS ACTUALLY FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR VERSUS WHAT WE ARE DOING AS APPROVING ALONG THE WAY DIFFERENT STEPS THAT THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS COMING IN TO DO, BECAUSE WE DON'T EVER KNOW IF THEY'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO BUILD WHAT THEY SAY THEY'RE GOING TO BUILD, OR WHEN THEY SAY THEY'RE GOING TO BUILD, WE'RE JUST PART OF THE APPROVAL PROCESS ALONG THE WAY.

AND THEN ONCE THEY'RE APPROVED, THEY, THEY GO AND DO WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO WITH, UH, WITHOUT, WITH VERY LITTLE MORE, UH, CITY INVOLVEMENT.

SO DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO TEASE OUT THE NUMBERS? UH, THAT WOULD BE STRICTLY CITY RESPONSIBILITY? I DO BELIEVE SO, BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT THE STRATEGIC COUNSELING BLUEPRINT DOES TEASE THOSE OUT.

AND WHAT I COULD DO IS I COULD VISIT WITH THE SD 23 TEAM, UM, AND LOOK AT THAT SPECIFIC AREA.

AND TO YOUR POINT, THE 60,000 IS THAT TEN-YEAR TARGET.

AND SO THAT'S WHY IT COMES TO COST IS FALLING BEHIND BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T, UH, REACHED THAT NUMBER OVER THE, YOU KNOW, THE PERIOD.

AND SO I AGREE WITH YOU, BUT I'D BE MORE THAN GLAD TO TALK WITH ABOUT, UM, WHAT ARE THOSE SPECIFIC CITY OF AUSTIN DIRECTED TARGETS FROM THE HOUSING BLUEPRINT AND HOW MIGHT WE REPORT THOSE? I THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT GOING FORWARD BECAUSE THE STORY WE'RE TELLING IS THAT WE'RE HEARING THE COMMUNITY AND WE ARE ACTUALLY TAKING THE ACTIONS NECESSARY.

AND THEY'RE NOT SIMPLE.

THEY'RE VERY COMPLEX, THIS REALLY SOPHISTICATED OUTFIT WE'VE GOT HERE, GO.

AND SO, UM, I THINK WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT AFTER FOUR YEARS, WE ARE NEARLY THE 50% MARK, AND THIS IS ACTUALLY A 47%.

I, I ROUNDED DOWN JUST TO BE CONSERVATIVE, BUT IT'S 46 POINTS, 6 66 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO

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THAT, THAT WOULD BE, I THINK, KIND OF PRETTY MIRACULOUS CONSIDERING WHAT LITTLE PIECE IS A HUNDRED PERCENT CONTROLLED BY THE CITY.

I APPRECIATE THE FEEDBACK.

OH, UM, MAYOR.

AND, UH, GO AHEAD.

YOU'LL HAVE THE LAST IN THIS ROUND, BUT GO AHEAD.

THANKS.

UH, I REALLY APPRECIATE THE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOUSING.

YOU, DON'T KIND OF SPOILER ALERT.

IF WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE PRIORITIES WE WANT TO HAVE GOING FORWARD, IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE WHERE I THINK THE COMMUNITY IS AND WHERE I'LL BE.

SO TO, TO, TO LESLIE'S POINT ABOUT, UH, GETTING GREATER DETAIL ON THE NUMBERS.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL, BUT NOT JUST FOR THE 60,000, BUT FOR EACH OF THEM, BECAUSE IN ORDER TO REALLY BE ABLE TO GET 60,000 THAT ARE PRICED TO THE AREA THAT WE NEED THOSE TO BE PRICED AT, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BAND ABOVE THAT HAS ABOUT HOUSING SO THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING DOWN BELOW AND BIDDING UP THAT PRICE TO BRING IT INTO THEIR CATEGORY, WHICH I THINK HAS A LOT OF WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THIS CITY AND, AND ACTUALLY BEING ABLE TO TRANSLATE THE NUMBERS SO THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY SEE THEM.

IS THAT REAL READILY AVAILABLE TO US? WE JUST WENT THROUGH THE EXERCISE OR TRIED TO FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH, HOW MUCH SUPPORTIVE HOUSING WE'VE BUILT SINCE 2016, THAT WASN'T READILY AVAILABLE.

IT WAS HARD, NOT HARD, BUT WE HAD TO, WE HAD TO GO BACK TO, TO SOURCE STUFF TO START PULLING THAT TOGETHER BECAUSE THE MEDIA REPORTS WE'RE GETTING THE NUMBERS ARE ALL OVER WITH RESPECT TO THE HOUSING THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED OR NOT CREATED.

SO NOT ONLY HEARING WHAT THE NUMBER IS AT EACH OF THOSE SECTIONS, BUT HOW WE SOURCE THOSE NUMBERS SO THAT PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND THAT.

THANK LESLIE'S CORRECT.

WE, WE, THERE'S ONLY SOME THAT WE ABSOLUTELY CONTROL, BUT THE OTHER BANDS THAT HAVE TO HAPPEN, I THINK WE HAVE CONSIDERABLE IMPACT IF NOT CONTROL.

I THINK YOU'VE DONE GREAT WORK, UH, AS A STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT OR THE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW.

UM, WE'RE NOT IN THE SAME PLACE WITH RESPECT TO SITE PLAN, REVIEW TIMING.

WE'RE NOT IN THE SAME PLACE WITH AUSTIN ENERGY REVIEW OR FIRE DEPARTMENT REVIEW.

UH, SO WE NEED TO REALLY FIGURE OUT WHERE WE ARE RELATIVE TO THE GOALS WE WERE TO GET TO AND ACHIEVE THE SAME RESULTS OR THE OTHER AREAS, UH, SO THAT WE CAN DRAMATICALLY INCREASE THE SUPPLY OF HOUSING.

AND, AND WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE PRIORITIES THAT ARE BOASTED PORTED TO US, FOR ME, I LOOK AT SCALE.

SO A $500,000 INVESTMENT IS WONDERFUL, BUT IF IT WAS A PRIORITY ITEM, IT SEEMS BIGGER.

THAT PROGRAM IS ONE OF A BODY OF PROGRAMS THAT COLLECTIVELY THEY ADD UP TO SCALE.

BUT THE WORK THAT THE CITY DID, OUR PROJECT ACT IS THAT SCALE, UH, THE HOMELESS, THE SUBSET, OR THE GOAL OF 3000 PEOPLE AT THREE YEARS IS MOVING TO SCALE OR THE PRIORITY.

AND WE HAVE YET TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MOVE TO SCALE OR PROVIDING HOUSING SUPPLY AT THE CITY.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, PLAYING THE ROLE OF A, OF A TIME POLICE.

I'M GOING TO MOVE US AHEAD AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTINUE USING YOUR SMARTPHONES AND OTHER DEVICES TO SHARE SOME, UH, ADDITIONAL INPUT WITH US.

THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF INPUT SHARED SO FAR, BUT PARTICULARLY IF YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN A CHANCE TO SPEAK, WE'RE GOING TO POSE TWO QUESTIONS TO YOU.

THE FIRST OF WHICH IS WHAT HAS YOU FEELING MOST EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE RELATED TO THIS OUTCOME? AND THEN THE CONVERSE IS GOING TO BE, WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO EXPLORE FURTHER TO ENSURE WE MEET COMMUNITY EXPECTATIONS? SO TO THE FIRST QUESTION WE ENCOURAGE, UH, YOUR RESPONSES ELECTRONICALLY.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S A WEB ADDRESS UP ON THE SCREEN, AND THEN YOU CAN TEXT YOUR RESPONSE USING THE PHONE NUMBER TWO, TWO, THREE, THREE, THREE, AND THE KEYWORD KW POLL TWO, JUST TO ACTIVATE THE TEXT MESSAGING RESPONSE.

SO WE CAN SEE THAT RESPONSES ARE COMING IN, WHICH IS GREAT.

I'M GOING TO LEAVE IT IN TILE VIEW FOR THE MOMENT.

AND THEN WE CAN SHIFT TO A WORD CLOUD JUST TO SEE WHAT KINDS OF RECURRING THEMES WE HAVE, BUT WOULD INVITE ALL COUNCIL MEMBERS TO SHARE THEIR PERSPECTIVES.

AND I'LL GIVE IT ANOTHER HALF A MINUTE OR SO BEFORE I MOVE ON,

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JUST SHIFTED FROM A TILE VIEW THAT LOOKED MORE LIKE STICKY NOTES TO THE WORD CLOUD, BUT WE STILL HAVE ALL OF THE ORIGINAL COMMENTS.

SO I'LL GIVE IT ANOTHER 15 SECONDS TO LET YOU FINISH YOUR ANSWER.

AND THEN WE'LL MOVE TO THE OTHER QUESTION AND THEN ALLOW FOR A LITTLE BIT MORE DISCUSSION BEFORE WE PIVOT.

IT'S ALMOST CERTAINLY USER ERROR, UM, GIVEN MY HISTORY, BUT I'M HAVING SOME TROUBLE WITH JUST ABOUT TO SAY, IF YOU'RE HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES FOR KW PAUL TWO'S PRESENTATION TO BEGIN, BUT CLEARLY YOUR PRESENTATION HAS ALREADY BEGUN.

OKAY, NOW THIS IS WHAT, THIS IS HOW IT GOT BACK TO THAT SCREEN.

I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENED.

I WENT TO ENTER A WORD AND THEN I TYPED THAT AND I HIT EVERY QUARTER.

YOU'RE VERY WELCOME.

OKAY.

THANK YOU ALL.

AND THEN I'LL JUST MOVE TO THE OTHER QUESTION AND THEN WE'LL TAKE SOME ADDITIONAL COMMENT IN THE TIME WE HAVE LEFT.

THIS IS MEANT TO BE KIND OF THE FLIP SIDE.

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING THAT WE WILL DIVE INTO A BIT MORE DEEPLY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE MEET COMMUNITY EXPECTATIONS AND STAY ON TRACK SO YOU CAN USE THE EXACT SAME.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO RE TEXT KW POLE TO, YOU CAN JUST KEEP TEXTING IN THAT SAME CHAIN AND THE WEBSITE SHOULD UPDATE FOR YOU AUTOMATICALLY.

SO WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO EXPLORE FURTHER ON THIS OUTCOME TO ENSURE THAT WE MEET COMMUNITY EXPECTATIONS? I'M FINDING LARRY THAT I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF A RESPONSE SOMETIMES, AND IT TAKES YOU AWAY TO THE NEXT THING AGAIN, I DON'T KNOW IF THE RIGHT HALF OF MY RESPONSE IS BEING RECORDED.

OKAY.

I'LL BE SURE TO FOLLOW UP WITH THE MAYOR AND MAKE SURE WE CAPTURE THAT A WARNING SCREEN IS GOING TO CHANGE.

THAT WOULD BE, YES.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU THAT WARNING.

WE SEE A NUMBER OF COMMENTS AGAIN, ABOUT HOUSING AS WELL AS WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITIES.

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