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[Proclamations]

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ALL RIGHT, WE READY.

I MEAN, THIS IS BOTH A, UH, A DAY OF CELEBRATION, UH, GIVEN THE, THE, THE, THE NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND, AND, AND SHARING THE EXPERTISE THAT YOU HAVE WITH, WITH, WITH ANOTHER CITY.

BUT IT IS A SAD DAY FOR, FOR, FOR, FOR US.

YOU HAVE BEEN PRESENT JEANETTE AT, UH, SOME OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARILY GREAT MOVEMENTS AND ADVANCES, UH, IN OUR CITY, IN THIS DEPARTMENT.

AND CERTAINLY IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE HAS BEEN CHALLENGED IN, IN YOUR TENURE, UNLIKE ANY OTHER TIME THAT I KNOW OF, UH, IN MY, MY 40 YEARS HERE IN THE, IN THE CITY, UM, IT'S HARD TO EVEN BELIEVE, UH, THAT, THAT YOU'RE LEAVING.

UH, AND IT'S HARD TO, TO IMAGINE WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE.

LIKE.

I JUST KNOW THAT FROM WHERE I SIT, UH, HAVING YOUR STEADY HAND IN, IN DOING THIS ALWAYS BROUGHT GREAT ASSURANCE AND PEACE TO ME.

UH, EVEN WHEN THINGS WERE GETTING INCREDIBLY FRAZZLED, YOU HAD A WAY OF BEING ABLE TO SAY, AND TO CONVEY THAT IT'S OKAY, WE'VE GOT THIS, WE'RE GOING TO FIGURE THIS OUT.

AND SO BOTH FROM A CITY PERSPECTIVE, THANK YOU FROM A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE.

THANK YOU SO, SO VERY MUCH.

UM, SO, UH, I UNDERSTAND THAT, UH, YOU WERE NEVER PRESENTED WITH YEARS OF SERVICE PINS.

UH, SO THERE'S A BUNCH OF THEM IN THE AIR, 5, 10, 15, 25, 10, 15, AND 20 YEAR PINS.

UH, AND THEN, UH, ALSO TODAY, UH, OUR RETIREMENT AND, UH, BUT TO PUT IT ALL INTO CONTEXT, A DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD, UH, ISSUED BY THE, BY THE CITY, UH, FOR HER UNTIRING SERVICE AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCAL AND STATE ENTITIES, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY TO THE ORGANIZATION AND THE PUBLIC DURING HER 21 YEAR TENURE, AS A DEDICATED EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN, JEANETTE GOODALL IS DESERVING OF PUBLIC ACCLAIM AND RECOGNITION.

THE CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND APPRECIATION THEREOF.

THIS 18TH DAY OF NOVEMBER IN THE YEAR, 2021 FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND I HAVE SIGNED THE AWARD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

HERE IS YOUR AWARD, YOUR PIN, YOUR BAG OF PEN.

YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING, OKAY.

THANK YOU ALL.

AND FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU TO THE PEOPLE BEHIND ME, BECAUSE THEY ARE THE TRUE PUBLIC SERVANTS IN THE CITY.

MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW.

THE MUNICIPAL CLERK IS ONE OF THE OLDEST PUBLIC SERVANT OFFICIALS EVER.

IT DATES BACK TO BIBLICAL TIMES.

UM, WE ARE THE HUB OF THE GOVERNMENT AND, UM, WE ARE NOT, ALTHOUGH MANY PEOPLE THINK WE ARE CLERICAL.

WE ARE ANYTHING BUT CLERICAL.

UM, AND IT IS BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLE BEHIND ME THAT I HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO, UM, MOVE ON.

UM, BUT I GUARANTEE, UM, THAT YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS WITH THE PEOPLE BEHIND ME, AND YOU WILL NOT KNOW THAT I AM GONE AND THAT'S THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSED TO WORK.

SO THANK YOU, MAYOR.

OKAY.

NEXT ONE.

TO GET A PICTURE OF YOU TWO UP HERE, ESPECIALLY THIS LAST ELECTION, EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENED,

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CRAMPING.

NOPE.

I LOST MY MASK THOUGH.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID WITH IT.

WE'RE GOING TO PICK IT UP.

MAYBE, MAYBE, OH, WELL, WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO? FIRE ME FOR NOTHING.

AND HERE ARE ONE OF THE APPLICATION LETTERS TO HELP.

ARE WE GOING TO STEPHEN? HOW ARE YOU DOING TO SEE YOU? CONGRATULATIONS.

COME ON IN GUYS.

STAND BACK HERE.

THAT WAY YOU GET TO BE IN THE PICTURE.

I'M EXCITED THAT YOU GUYS ARE HERE TOO.

JUST QUICKLY INTRODUCE YOURSELF THE ROLE THAT YOU PLAY IN THE MARCHING BAND.

HI, I'M MONICA MARTINEZ.

I'M A SENIOR IN THE MARCHING BAND AND I'M ALSO A BAND PRESIDENT.

SO MY NAME'S , I'M THE DRUM MAJOR AND I'M SEEING MY NAME IS CARMEN MALDONADO AND I'M COLOR GUARD CAPTAIN.

AND I'M ALSO A SENIOR I'M RESEAL CASTRO.

I'M ALSO A SENIOR AND I'M PERCUSSION CAPTAIN.

CAPTAIN DAN VICE PRESIDENT.

AND I'M ALSO SENIOR.

WELL, IT'S GREAT TO MEET YOU GUYS.

AND I AM JUST REAL EXCITED THAT YOU GET TO GO.

UH, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE WATCH THIS PARADE ON TELEVISION AND IT'S LIKE A HUGE EVENT.

I GREW UP A COUPLE OF TIMES ACTUALLY GETTING TO WATCH THE PARADE AS I GREW UP, UH, BACK FROM THE EAST COAST.

AND IT IS A BIG DEAL, UH, THIS PARADE AND, AND A BIG DEAL THAT YOU GUYS WERE WERE SELECTED TO, TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE ALL OF US ON THE COUNCIL, JUST SO EXCITED, UH, FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU GUYS.

AND, AND IT'S GOING TO BE EXCITING THIS YEAR, WATCHING IT, UH, WITH MY NOW GRANDCHILDREN.

UM, I GET TO DO THAT, KNOWING THAT AT SOME POINT IN THE PARADE, WE'LL BE ABLE TO, TO YELL AND HOOT.

WE HAVE OUR LOCAL FOLKS THERE.

SO CONGRATULATIONS, AND PLEASE CONVEY THAT TO EVERYBODY.

AND, UH, IN THE BAND, SO MANY FIRSTS.

YEAH, NO THAT WE'VE ALL BEEN PULLING FOR YOU.

I THINK PROBABLY, UH, UH, I GOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION, BUT I KNOW THAT THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY, ALL DOING THE, ALL, DOING THE SAME THING.

SO I HAVE THE, UH, WHY DON'T YOU GO AHEAD AND CAN YOU CLOSE THE DOOR AND JUST HELP US WITH NOISE A LITTLE BIT.

THANK YOU.

AN IMPORTANT PROCLAMATION WE HAVE TODAY TO CELEBRATE SOME LOCAL AMBASSADORS THAT ARE GOING TO BE ARRIVING ON THE NATIONAL STAGE TO, TO, TO REPRESENT OUR CITY, UH, IN SOME PRETTY, UH, SIGNIFICANT, UH, FIRSTS.

UH, WE WANT TO SEND, SEND THEM OFF WITH OUR, OUR BEST WISHES AND, AND JUST TO LET THEM KNOW HOW, HOW EXCITED EVERYBODY IS IN THIS CITY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY, A PROCLAMATION, BE IT KNOWN THAT WE'RE AS THE ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL FOR YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS OPENED IN 2007 WITH THE MISSION OF PREPARING YOUNG WOMEN FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS TO ATTEND AND GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE, TO COMMIT TO A HEALTHY AND WELL BALANCED LIFESTYLE, TO LEAD WITH COURAGE AND COMPASSION AND TO SOLVE PROBLEMS CREATIVELY AND ETHICALLY IN SUPPORT OF OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY.

AND WHEREAS THE ANNE RICHARD MARCHING STARS IS THE ONLY OFF EMAIL, COMPETITIVE MARCHING BAND IN THE NATION.

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AND WE'RE AS THE MARCHING STARS COMPETE IN THE UNIVERSITY INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE, MARCHING CONTESTS, BANDS OF AMERICA, REGIONAL COMPETITIONS, AND OTHER COMPETITIVE EVENTS IN AND AROUND AUSTIN.

AND WE'RE AS THE ANN RICHARDS MARCHING STARS WERE SELECTED FROM AMONG THOUSANDS OF PERFORMERS NATIONWIDE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD, FAMOUS MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE.

AND WE'RE AS THE MARCHING STARS, THE ONLY BAND FROM TEXAS PARTICIPATING IN THE 2021 MACY'S DAY PARADE IS THE FIRST ALL FEMALE MARCHING BAND EVER TO BE INVITED.

NOW, THEREFORE I, STEVE ADLER, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN, TEXAS, TOGETHER WITH MY COLLEAGUES ON THE COUNCIL COUNCIL MEMBERS TOVO AND COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN, AND THE ENTIRE COUNCIL DO HEREBY PROCLAIM NOVEMBER 25TH OF THE YEAR, 2021, THANKSGIVING 2021 AS ALSO THE ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL FOR YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS, MARCHING STARS DAY IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU, STEVEN.

DO YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING OR I WOULD PASS IT OVER TO MIKE? WELL, GOOD MORNING, MAYOR ADLER AND COUNCILMEN MEN AND WOMEN.

I AM MONICA MARTINEZ A SENIOR AT THE END RICHARD SCHOOL FOR A WOMAN LEADERS AS WELL AS BAND PRESIDENT OF THE ANN RICHARDS MERGING STARS.

IT IS TRULY AN HONOR TO HAVE YOUR SUPPORT.

AS WE REPRESENT THE ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL FOR YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS, THE GREAT CITY OF AUSTIN AND THE ENTIRE STATE OF TEXAS, AS WE PERFORM AT THE MACY'S THANKSGIVING PARADE, THIS BAND HAS WORKED TIRELESSLY TO PERFECT OUR SHOW, AND WE LOOK FORWARD FOR EVERYONE BEING, BEING ABLE TO SEE THIS WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE.

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO HAVE YOUR SUPPORT AND ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE ANNE RICHARD SCHOOL, FREEING WOMAN LEADERS AND THE AMARANTH MARCHING STARS, FAMILY.

WE THANK YOU FOR THIS INCREDIBLE HONOR.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

CAN WE STEP UP HERE SO WE CAN GET AN UNOBSTRUCTED PICTURE OF EVERYBODY AS LONG AS YOU GET THE , WE'RE THE FIRST BAND ON THE PRAISE, SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET UP EARLY AND THEN YOU'RE DONE.

OKAY.

THERE'S ONE MORE AFTER THAT, BUT YOU NEED TO GO UPSTAIRS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I WROTE A NOTE ON THE BACK.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THIS IS, UM, THIS IS A SAD MOMENT, BUT ALSO A HAPPY MOMENT.

YOU GET TO SPEND TONS MORE TIME WITH YOUR

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FAMILY, UH, BUT WE'RE GOING TO LOSE.

AND IN OUR OFFICE, PROBABLY OUR, OUR CORNERSTONE, THE KIND OF THE STEADY ROCK, UH, IN OUR, IN OUR PLACE, UH, YOU HAVE GIVEN SUCH A GIFT TO THE CITY IN ALMOST 10 YEARS OF SERVICE.

UM, THREE COUNCIL OFFICES, I THINK WE'RE THE THIRD, UH, ALSO WORKING ON CITY STAFF IN OUR OFFICE.

YOU'RE KIND OF THE, ONE OF THE REAL CORES TO OUR INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND THE RUDDERS ON OUR SHIP.

AND, UM, YOU CAN SEE, UH, IN, IN, IN MANY WAYS, YOUR FINGERPRINTS ON A CITY THAT HAS CHANGED SO MUCH IN THE LAST 10 YEARS AND, UH, HOPE YOU'RE PROUD OF THAT SERVICE.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO ISSUE TODAY, A CITY OF AUSTIN, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD FOR HER UNTIRING SERVICE AND COMMITMENT TO THE RESIDENTS OF AUSTIN, SERVING AS A SENIOR ADVISOR TO THREE MEMBERS OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL OVER HER TENURE, INCLUDING DURING THE PIVOTAL TRANSITION TO THE INAUGURAL TEN ONE COUNCIL, ASHLEY FISHER IS DESERVING OF PUBLIC ACCLAIM AND RECOGNITION.

AND THIS CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND APPRECIATION THEREOF.

THIS 18TH DAY OF NOVEMBER IN THE YEAR, 2021 BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN SIGNED BY ME FOR THE ENTIRE CITY COUNCIL.

ASHLEY.

THANK YOU.

GOODBYE.

DID I MISS EVERYBODY? THANK YOU.

I'VE BEEN HERE A LONG TIME FOR THREE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND I'LL MISS EVERYONE.

WE'LL GET ONE WITH LAST ONE'S YOURS.

OOH, THIS IS A TRAP FOR HIGH HEELS WAITING TO HAPPEN.

GOT TO WALK CAREFULLY.

I'M TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT IF I CAN.

YEAH, YOU CAN HAND THEM TO ME.

I DON'T HAVE KIDS.

SO THEY KIND OF SENSE THAT I HOLD THEM.

LIKE, WHAT IS THIS? MAYBE I LIKE ME ENOUGH.

I CAN, I CAN HOLD THEM FOR YOU.

I'M WILLING TO, I DON'T MIND AT ALL.

I BROUGHT MY THAT YOU GONNA GET THE CAR STARTED FOR ME.

EXCUSE ME? A LITTLE MORE.

YEAH.

EVERYONE'S GOING TO BE LIKE IN THE, IN THE SHOT.

REAL CLOSE.

YEAH.

I'M HAPPY TO, YEAH, THAT'D BE GOOD.

YEAH, I CAN SEE ON THE SITE.

ARE WE READY? ALRIGHT, FANTASTIC.

I AM CITY COUNCIL MEMBER PAY JEALOUS.

I'M PROUD TO REPRESENT DISTRICT DATE, WHICH IS SOUTHWEST AUSTIN.

I AM HERE TODAY WITH FELLOW ADVOCATES IN HONOR OF NATIONAL CHILD INJURY PREVENTION DAY.

WE HAVE A CITY PROCLAMATION, UM, AND I'M JOINED HERE BY AMAZING FOLKS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH, THE OFFICE OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION LOCK ARMS FOR LIVE TEXAS GUN SENSE AND DELL CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER.

BE IT KNOWN THAT WHEREAS INJURIES ARE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AND DISABILITY TO US CHILDREN, ONE TO 18 YEARS OLD.

AND WHEREAS THE CITY

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OF AUSTIN IN CON IS COMMITTED TO CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT THAT CONTRIBUTES TO OUR CHILDREN'S SAFETY AND WELLBEING.

AND WHEREAS WHILE MANY OF THESE INJURIES AND DEATHS VARY ACROSS THE STATE, EVERY COUNTY IN TEXAS IS IMPACTED BY THESE EVENTS.

AND WHEREAS HOSPITALS, STATE AGENCIES AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ARE COMMITTED TO REDUCING INJURIES AND DEATHS BY PROMOTING SAFE PRACTICES.

AND WHEREAS NATIONAL INJURY PREVENTION DAY RAISES AWARENESS AND PROMOTES EFFORTS IN REDUCING INJURIES AMONG CHILDREN, THE CITY OF AUSTIN COMMENDS, THE DELL CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER, TEXAS GUN SENSE AND LOCK ARMS FOR LIFE AND AUSTIN, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND ALL INVOLVED IN THIS WORTHWHILE ENDEAVOR TO HELP PROTECT CHILDREN FROM INJURY.

NOW, THEREFORE I PAY JEALOUS ON BEHALF OF STEVE ADLER.

THE MAYOR OF AUSTIN DO HEREBY PROCLAIM NOVEMBER 18TH AS THE SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL CHILD INJURY PREVENTION DAY.

AND NOW I WILL ALSO PASS A RESOLUTION TO STATE REPRESENTATIVE DONNA HOWARD.

YES, THAT IS GREAT.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S SEE HOW THIS GOES.

THIS IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF YOUNG PERSON WE'RE TRYING TO PROTECT HERE.

SO I'M VERY HAPPY TO BE HERE AND TO WORK WITH THESE GREAT GROUPS THAT ARE DOING SO MUCH TO PROTECT PEOPLE LIKE THIS.

WHEREAS THE SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL INJURY PREVENTION DAY IS TAKING PLACE ON NOVEMBER 18TH, 2021.

AND THIS OCCASION OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT AN ISSUE OF VITAL IMPORTANCE.

AND WHEREAS BODILY INJURIES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AND DISABILITY TO CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES, BETWEEN THE AGES OF ONE AND 18 EACH DAY, 20 CHILDREN IN THE COUNTRY DIE FROM PREVENTABLE INJURIES, MORE THAN FROM ALL DISEASES COMBINED AND INCREASED EDUCATION AND BETTER SAFETY PRACTICES AND PR AND EQUIPMENT CAN REDUCE THIS TRAGIC TOLL.

AND WHEREAS IN 2020, THE INJURY FREE COALITION FOR KIDS ESTABLISHED NATIONAL INJURY PREVENTION DAY TO FOCUS PUBLIC ATTENTION ON THE ISSUE AND THE NEED TO TAKE ACTION.

THE COALITION WORKS WITH LOCAL HOSPITALS, STATE AGENCIES, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO ENCOURAGE SAFE PRACTICES AND RAISE AWARENESS.

AS PART OF THE INITIATIVE BUILDINGS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES WILL BE LIT IN GREEN IN ORDER TO SHINE A LIGHT ON OPPORTUNITIES TO PREVENT INJURIES.

AND WHEREAS YOUNG PEOPLE REPRESENT THE FUTURE OF THE LONE STAR STATE.

AND BY JOINING TOGETHER TO HELP REDUCE INJURIES, TEXANS CAN HELP SAFEGUARD THIS PRECIOUS ASSET.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE 2021 NATIONAL INJURY PREVENTION DAY BE RECOGNIZED AND THAT ALL OF THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THIS OBSERVANCE, THE EXTENDED SINCERE APPRECIATION FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO A WORTHWHILE ENDEAVOR SIGNED BY ME, DONNA HOWARD STATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 48 FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS.

AND NOW I WILL PASS IT ON TO DR.

IYER.

WHO'S THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER AT DELL CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER JUST IN TIME.

THANK YOU.

MY NAME IS MINA IYER.

I SERVE AS THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER OF DELL CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER.

AND IT'S WONDERFUL TO BE HERE TODAY ON BEHALF OF DELL CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER AND ASCENSION TEXAS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR ADLER, COUNCIL MEMBER AL ELLIS AND AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR ISSUING THIS PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING TODAY, NOVEMBER 18TH AS NATIONAL INJURY PREVENTION DAY, WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK LIKE TO THANK REPRESENTATIVE HOWARD FOR THE STATE RECOGNITION OF THIS DAY OF AWARENESS ABOUT THE BURDEN OF INJURY VIOLENCE AND THE NEED FOR PREVENTION.

WE APPRECIATE OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS WITH US HERE TODAY, AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH, THE INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM, AND THE OFFICE OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION ALONG WITH LOCK ARMS FOR LIFE AND TEXAS GUN SENSE WHO ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE.

ESSENTIAL IN TEXAS HAS HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SERVING CENTRAL TEXAS COMMUNITY FOR OVER 119 YEARS AS THE ONLY PEDIATRIC LEVEL ONE TRAUMA CENTER IN OUR REGION.

IT IS ESPECIALLY MEANINGFUL FOR DELL CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER TO HAVE COMMUNITY AND STATE RECOGNITION OF THE SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL INJURY PREVENTION DAY INJURIES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AND DISABILITY TO US, CHILDREN FROM THE AGES ONE TO 18 EVERY DAY, 20 CHILDREN DIE FROM PREVENTABLE INJURIES, RESULTING IN MORE DEATHS THAN ALL OF THE DISEASES COMBINED.

IN FACT, INJURY IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR PEOPLE THROUGH 44 YEARS OF AGE, WITH THE INVESTMENT OF $540 MILLION IN CHARITY CARE IN OUR CENTRAL TEXAS COMMUNITY AND THE PLANNED EXPANSION AND OPENING OF DELL CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER NORTH, YOU HAVE A COMMITMENT TO PROVIDE EXCELLENT CLINICAL AND COMPASSIONATE CARE FOR ALL, BUT ESPECIALLY THE VULNERABLE AND

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THOSE EXPERIENCING POVERTY IN OUR CENTRAL TEXAS COMMUNITY.

YOU ALSO HAVE A COMMITMENT ABOUT TIRELESSLY TO PREVENT CHILDHOOD INJURIES, DELL CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER AND THE SAFE KIDS.

AUSTIN COALITION JOINED DOCTORS, NURSES, AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH PERSONNEL AT TRAUMA CENTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR INJURY PREVENTION.

TONIGHT, DELL CHILDREN'S WILL LIGHT THE TOWER GREEN TO SHINE A LIGHT ON INJURY PREVENTION IN SOLIDARITY WITH COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO ARE DOING THE SAME.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TODAY.

I WILL JUST CLOSE THIS OUT BY SAYING THESE ORGANIZATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT.

IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS FOR THEM OR WANT TO TALK TO THEM FURTHER.

THANK YOU.

THIS IS THE STANDARD YOU'RE ALL IN ONE MILE.

YEAH, TRY IT AGAIN.

1, 2, 3, SMILE.

ONE MORE.

1, 2, 3.

HE WAS, HE WAS GREAT.

UM, BEFORE

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WE, UH, CONVENE THE MEETING, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE JUST A COUPLE MOMENTS HERE OF, OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.

UH WE'RE WE'RE, WE'RE LOSING SOME, SOME TITANS HERE FROM, FROM THE CITY AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE GET A CHANCE TO RECOGNIZE THOSE FOLKS.

ALISON, YOU WANT TO GO FIRST DOWN HERE THOUGH? UM, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO DO THE QUICK FIRST.

OKAY.

UH, YUP.

OH, GARCIA.

OKAY.

NEVERMIND.

SHE'S HERE.

OKAY.

UM, SO MY OFFICE IS, UM, LOSING ONE OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS FROM FOUR YEARS, UM, APRIL ROMERO BROWN.

UM, AND I WANT TO, UM, JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK APRIL FOR FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE AND FRIENDSHIP.

UM, APRIL HAS OFFERED SO MUCH TO THE CITY AND TO MY OFFICE AND OUR TEAM.

UM, IT TAKES A STEADY HAND TO WORK IN A COUNCIL OFFICE AND I'VE SEEN NO STUDY OR HAND.

UM, THEN APRIL'S, UM, SHE DEMONSTRATES A CALM UNDER PRESSURE, UM, COUPLED WITH A REAL COMMITMENT TO MAKE GOOD PUBLIC POLICY.

UM, ALWAYS FINDING OUT THE INFORMATION THAT WE NEED, UM, HELPING ME TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS AND HELPING US TO MOVE THINGS FORWARD.

UM, CONSTRUCTIVELY FOR THE CITY, UM, APRIL HAS SUPPORTED ME ON COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH, UM, BUT ALSO HELPED, UM, LEAD OUR EFFORTS WITH RESPECT TO REIMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY, SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL AND HOMELESSNESS.

AND, UM, THESE ARE AMONG THE MOST CONTENTIOUS AND INTRICATE ISSUES THAT WE'VE DEALT WITH, UM, AS A DIOCESE.

AND SHE HAS APPROACHED EACH OF THESE ISSUES AND HER WORK WITH THIS WITH A TOUGH FIERCENESS AND A COMMITMENT, UM, TO TRUTH AND A COMMITMENT TO DOING GOOD PUBLIC POLICY.

UM, SO APRIL YOU WILL BE MISSED, UM, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

UM, AND, UM, YOU'VE REALLY CONTRIBUTED A LOT AND YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE MISSED.

SO THANK YOU.

WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT, UH, WE RECOGNIZE THAT, UH, THIS IS, UH, JEANETTE GOODALL'S, UH, LAST MEETING, UH, WITH US.

UM, WE'VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT HER WITH A SERVICE AWARD AND, UM, SHE, UH, I WATCHED HER TAKE HER FIVE-YEAR PIN, HER TENURE PEN, HER 15 YEAR PIN AND HER 20 YEAR PIN AS APPARENTLY SHE HADN'T GOTTEN THEM TIMELY.

SO SHE'S LEAVING WITH A BAG OF PINS.

UM,

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BUT, UH, JEANETTE WAS CLERK IN THIS OFFICE WHEN THERE WERE JUST HUGE, SIGNIFICANT CHANGES, BOTH IN OUR CITY AND IN THAT OFFICE.

UH, AND, AND WE'RE JUST INCREDIBLY APPRECIATIVE OF THAT.

UH, AND, AND CERTAINLY MOST RECENTLY, BUT NOT LEAST THE, THE WORK THAT YOUR WORK AND THE WORK OF YOUR DEPARTMENT AND STAFF OVER THE LAST 20 MONTHS OF, UH, THE PANDEMIC AND THE WINTER STORM AND MULTIPLE ELECTIONS AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS, AND, UH, HAS JUST BEEN ABSOLUTELY EXTRAORDINARY.

UH, WE WISH YOU THE BEST AS YOU MOVE ON TO, UH, TO, TO, TO BRING YOU THIS LEVEL OF SOPHISTICATION MODERNIZATION TO, TO THE OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK ASHLEY FISHER.

I IN MY OFFICE, UH, COLLEAGUES, YOU OR YOUR STAFF PROBABLY KNOW HER REALLY WELL.

UH, SHE, UM, UH, HAS BEEN, UH, UH, GIFTING TO THE CITY, HER SERVICE FOR, UH, ALMOST 10 YEARS.

UH, I THINK THAT HER WORK IN, IN MY OFFICE IS HER THIRD HOUSEHOLD OFFICE.

I PO I THINK SHE WORKED WITH YOU AND YOURS AND DR.

SPELLMAN'S, UH, OFFICE.

UH, SHE ALSO HAD A, A STINT ON, ON CITY STAFF, UH, FUNCTION, UH, AND, AND, AND MY OFFICE, SHE IS KIND OF ONE OF THE RUDDERS ON OUR SHIP.

SHE IS ONE OF OUR, OUR SOURCES OF INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE, AND IT'S JUST REAL COMFORTING TO HAVE SOMEBODY WHO HAS ALREADY SEEN EVERYTHING ONCE OR TWICE OR 10 TIMES BEFORE, UH, IN TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO KEEP A STEADY PROGRESS, BUT ALSO YOUR FINGERPRINTS ON, ON SO MUCH OF WHAT'S HAPPENED IN THE CITY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR, FOR YOUR SERVICE.

ALL RIGHT.

I'M PO OH, YES.

MARY AND I, I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

UM, ASHLEY, WHEN SHE WAS IN MY OFFICE, I, I HAD GREAT JOY WHEN SHE WOULD BRING HER, HER TWO DAUGHTERS TO MY OFFICE.

AND, AND, UH, THERE WERE ONE LITTLE ONE THAT SHE HAD JUST FOSTERED.

SHE JUST HAD A BAD HABIT OF RUNNING, RUNNING INTO THE TABLE.

SHE WAS SHORT, BUT SHORTER NOW, BUT THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR OUR CITY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, COLLEAGUES WITH THAT.

[Call to Order]

I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CONVENE THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING HERE TODAY.

IT'S THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, UH, 2021.

THE TIME IS 10 22.

WE HAVE A QUORUM, UH, PRESENT, UH, MAYOR PRO TAM.

ARE YOU, ARE YOU WITH US? UH, REMOTELY? YES.

SEE YOU.

THANK YOU.

UH, THAT MEANS WE'RE ALL HERE EXCEPT COUNCIL MEMBER COSAR, WHO WILL BE JOINING US, UH, SHORTLY.

UM, THE, UH, CHANGES.

LET ME GO AHEAD AND TAKE US THROUGH, UH, CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS ITEM.

NUMBER TWO, ON THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, IT'S GOING TO BE WITHDRAWN AND PLACED WITH ADENDA ITEM EIGHT.

UH, I WILL NEED TO REMEMBER THAT WHEN WE BREAK INTO THE, UH, AUSTIN FINANCE, ALSO THE HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION AGENDAS.

IF I FORGET, PLEASE REMIND ME.

ITEM NUMBER SEVEN IS POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 2ND, 2021 ITEM NUMBER 11, UH, ON NOVEMBER 3RD, 2021 WAS RECOMMENDED BY WATER AND WASTEWATER COMMISSION ON THE 700 VOTE WITH COMMISSIONERS MICHAEL MUSGRAVE AND WILLIAMS ABSENT IN ONE VACANCY ITEM NUMBER 13 ON NOVEMBER 3RD, 2021 RECOMMENDED BY THE WATER AND WASTEWATER COMMISSION ON A SIX O VOTE WITH COMMISSIONER PENN, RECUSING AND COMMISSIONERS.

MICHAEL MUST GROVE WILLIAMS ABSENT IN ONE VACANCY ITEM.

NUMBER 15 IS RELATED TO ITEM NUMBER 16, ITEM 17, 19 AND 20 ON NOVEMBER 8TH, 2021 WERE RECOMMENDED BY THE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION ON A VOTE OF EIGHT ZERO WITH CHAIR HOPKINS ABSENT IN TWO VACANCIES ITEM NUMBER 30 IS WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED WITH A DEN.

THE ITEM 96, ITEM NUMBER 33, UH, IS A WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED WITH ADENTA ITEM 91.

ITEM NUMBER 71 IS RELATED TO, UH, ITEM NUMBER 96.

UM,

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NOT JUST ITEM 30.

ITEM NUMBER 78 IS WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED WITH A DEN TO ITEM 98.

I DID AN 83 IS ACTUALLY IN DISTRICT SIX.

ITEM NUMBER 84 IS ACTUALLY IN DISTRICT SEVEN NUMBERS, 89 AND 90.

UH, THERE WAS A, AN 83 VOTE.

UH, THE COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT WERE VOTING NO WERE ALTERED TOBO AND KELLY.

AND THAT'S A CORRECTION ITEM.

NUMBER 90, A VALID PETITION HAS BEEN FILED IN OPPOSITION TO THE, UH, ZONING CASE.

UH, WE HAVE, UH, TWO ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN POLLED, UH, OFF THE CONSENT ITEM.

NUMBER NINE HAS BEEN PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR ITEM NUMBER 35.

UH, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE POSTPONE THIS ITEM TO JANUARY 27TH, 2022.

THIS IS THE MARSHALL ISSUE.

THIS IS THE STAFF HAS SUGGESTED AS THE RIGHT TIME TO BRING THIS BACK.

UH, SO I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND LEAVE THAT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, IF THERE'S NOT AN OBJECTION, UH, WITH A POSTPONEMENT TO JANUARY 27TH, 2022, UM, KELLY, HANG ON KELLY.

I'M OKAY WITH A POSTPONEMENT, BUT I'D LIKE TO PULL TWO ITEMS TO BE HEARD TOGETHER ITEMS 22 AND 38 PLEASE.

22 AND 38.

I HAVE QUESTIONS FOR STAFF.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

CONTINUING ON WITH CHANGES IN CORRECTION AND WE'LL GET TO YOU HAVE CATS I'VE EVER.

YEAH, I JUST WANTED TO NOTE IF WE ARE POSTPONING AN ITEM, THEN ANY, ANY SPEAKERS WOULD ONLY BE SPEAKING ON WHETHER TO POSTPONE IT OR NOT TO POSTPONE, IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT.

AND WE'RE ALL GONNA TRY TO, TO, TO, TO, TO ENSURE THAT MEASURE OF DISCIPLINE, UH, UH, AND IT'D BE GREAT BECAUSE WE CAN GIVE PEOPLE THEIR MORNING BACKS THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO HANG ON THE LINE IF, IF THEY'RE HANGING ON THE LINE.

RIGHT.

AND, AND THE SAME IN, IN CHAMBERS.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

CONTINUING ON.

UH THAT'S UH, SO THE MARSHALL ISSUE, ANY DISCUSSION ON THAT TODAY WOULD BE ON WHETHER OR NOT TO POSTPONE TO JANUARY 20, UH, SEVENTH? UH, YES.

I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T FLAG THIS EARLIER, BUT, UM, THE ITEM 52, THE VMU ONE, UM, I KNOW THERE WERE SOME, UM, EXTRA VERSIONS THAT CAME OUT THAT I WAS STILL SORTING THROUGH.

AND GIVEN THAT WE HAVE, UM, A SPECIAL, A SPECIAL CALLED WORK SESSION TO TALK ABOUT HOUSING.

I WASN'T SURE IF IT MADE SENSE JUST TO POSTPONE IT FOR A LITTLE WHILE TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THOSE ALTOGETHER, BUT I CAN JUST PULL THAT IF WE WANTED TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSION.

UM, I THINK BECAUSE THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT WE'VE SEEN A LOT.

UH I'M OKAY WITH LETTING THIS ONE GO THROUGH, UH, TODAY.

UH, I KNOW THAT THERE WERE SOME AMENDMENTS THAT WERE CIRCULATING.

I DON'T KNOW IF PEOPLE NEED MORE TIME TO BE ABLE TO SEE THOSE, BUT I THINK THAT THIS IS SOMETHING WE CAN, IF ANYBODY WANTED TO DO IT FOR THAT REASON, I'D BE FINE WITH IT BEING PULLED.

PEOPLE THOUGHT THEY NEEDED MORE TIME, BUT I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING WE OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO VOTE ON TODAY.

I APPRECIATE THAT BECAUSE ON NOVEMBER 30TH, I THINK IS, IS REALLY THE DAY FOR US TO, TO DIG INTO THIS, UH, AREA.

UH, AND, UH, MY FIRST IMPULSE WAS, WAS, WAS AS YOURS IS, BUT THIS IS SUCH AN ISSUE THAT WE RUN INTO SO MANY TIMES.

I'D PROBABLY JUST LET THIS ONE GO FURTHER DISCUSSION.

IT HASN'T BEEN KELLY.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO SECOND COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS' POSTPONEMENT, JUST BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, IF A COUNCIL MEMBER WOULD LIKE A POSTPONEMENT FOR THEIR OWN REASONS, I WANT TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

SO LET'S PULL ITEM NUMBER 52.

WE CAN DISCUSS THIS LATER.

UH, SO, UH, UH, ALSO IN CHANGES IN CORRECTIONS, UH, WE HAVE LAID BACK UP AND AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, ITEM NUMBER TWO, PLEASE REMIND ME WHEN WE GET TO THAT AGENDA TO DO THAT ITEMS. NUMBER 7, 10 37 47 51 70 71 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80 84, 86, 89, 90 AND 92 AND 98 ALL HAVE LAID BACK OUT, UH, COLLEAGUES, THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS TODAY ARE ITEMS ONE THROUGH 54 AND ALSO 91.

AT THIS POINT, I'M SHOWING ITEM NUMBER NINE TO BE PULLED ITEM 22 TO BE PULLED.

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ITEM NUMBER 35 IS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA TO BE POSTPONED TO JANUARY 27.

ITEM NUMBER 38, UH, HAS BEEN, UH, UH, PULLED, UH, AND ITEM NUMBER 52, UH, HAS BEEN PULLED.

UM, WE HAVE SOME SPEAKERS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP TO, UH, TO, TO SPEAK, UH, COUNSEL, UNLESS THERE'S OBJECTION.

I THINK WE'LL GO STRAIGHT TO

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THE SPEAKERS.

I'M GOING TO CALL THE IN PERSON SPEAKERS FIRST SO THAT THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO LEAVE.

AND THEN WE WILL DO THE PHONE SPEAKERS.

UH, UH, WE HAVE ABOUT, UH, UH, THREE HOURS OF TESTIMONY TODAY BETWEEN THE MORNING AND THE AFTERNOON.

A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN THAT AT TWO MINUTES EACH.

SO WE'RE GOING TO OVER THE LIMIT SPEAKERS TO TWO MINUTES, UH, EACH BOTH IN PERSON AND ON THE PHONE.

UH, AND, UH, I'M GOING TO CALL THESE IN GROUPS BY NUMBERS THAT FOLKS HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.

YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES TO SPEAK ON, UH, UH, WHICHEVER ONE OR MORE ISSUES YOU WANT TO SPEAK ON.

UH, WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN WITH ITEM NUMBER TWO, UH, UH, ANA UH, THE PHRASE, THE PHRASE, WHY DON'T YOU COME ON DOWN AND THEN IS NEXT.

THERE YOU ARE.

AND MAY MAZE.

OKAY.

YOU GO AHEAD.

YOU HAVE, THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING.

GOOD MORNING.

COUNCIL MEMBER, GREG CASAR, AND EVERYBODY ELSE.

MY NAME IS ANA .

I'M HERE WITH MY COLLEAGUES FROM SURVIVOR JUSTICE PROJECT.

WE'RE HERE TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER, GREG CASAR FOR YOUR SERVICE.

UM, WHEN WE SAW THE ITEM ON THE AGENDA, WE WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO CELEBRATE THE WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE AND TO THANK YOU PERSONALLY AND PUBLICLY.

UM, WE BROUGHT ISSUES FIRST TO YOU.

I REMEMBER IN 2016, UM, THE PRESENTING ISSUE WAS ABOUT THE RAPE KIT BACKLOG.

OF COURSE, WE'VE SINCE LEARNED THAT THAT IS OF COURSE A SYMPTOM OF A MUCH LONG, LARGER PROJECT, BUT IN THAT MEETING, UM, I REMEMBER KRISTEN TELLING YOU THAT THERE WERE RAPE KITS ON THE SHELVES THAT WERE OLDER THAN YOU, AND, UM, YOU NEVER STOPPED LISTENING AND TAKING ACTION FROM THAT MOMENT ON, UM, YOU DIDN'T KNOW A LOT ABOUT THE ISSUE, BUT YOU DOVE RIGHT IN AND BECAME A LEADER FOR US.

UM, IT WASN'T JUST THE BACKLOG THAT YOU WORKED ON.

YOU ALSO WORKED ON, UM, RESOURCING VICTIM SERVICES, COMMUNITY-BASED COUNSELING INITIATIVES RELATED TO EMDR.

AND OF COURSE, UM, WITH OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR EVALUATING THE SEX CRIMES UNIT WITHIN APD AS A CO-SPONSOR, WE THINK THAT YOU EMBODY THE SPIRIT OF RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY.

WE WISH WE COULD HAVE GOTTEN FARTHER AS A COMMUNITY ON THAT.

UM, BUT YOU'VE LEFT A LEGACY THAT HERE THAT IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED.

YOU'VE CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE FOR SURVIVORS AND HAVE CENTERED SURVIVORS ALONG THE WAY.

AND YOU'VE SET A NEW STANDARD FOR WHAT IT CAN LOOK LIKE TO SERVE IN PUBLIC OFFICE IN SPITE OF SO MANY, UM, DIFFICULT AND FRANKLY, VIOLENT ATTACKS AGAINST YOUR CHARACTER FOR WANTING TO MAKE THIS CITY MORE, UM, ALIGNED WITH THE VALUES WE SAY, WE HOLD, WE WANT TO THANK YOUR STAFF PUBLICLY AS WELL, BECAUSE NONE OF IT COULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THEM.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SPEAKER ON ITEMS, 2238, SHARON BLI.

OH, OH, I'M SORRY.

GO AHEAD.

UM, HELLO COUNCIL.

HELLO, MR. MAYOR.

HELLO, COUNCILMAN CASAR.

VERY SIMILAR TO THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER, MY HERE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE.

WHEN I SAW THIS ITEM TWO, I WAS LIKE, I NEED TO COME HERE AND I NEED TO TELL YOU EXPLICITLY WHAT YOU'VE DONE FOR ME AND FOR MY COMMUNITY.

YOU KNOW, MY FAMILY CAME HERE IN 1993 FROM MEXICO.

WHEN WE SETTLED IN AREAS IN DISTRICT FOUR THROUGHOUT MY WHOLE LIFE.

AND AT THE TIME MY MOM STARTED MAKING $4 AN HOUR, RIGHT.

AND WE KNEW, AND I GREW UP IN A CITY THAT WAS DIVIDED.

THAT WAS SEGREGATED.

THAT WAS NOT MEANT FOR ME AND MY FAMILY.

AND WHEN DISTRICT FOUR WAS CREATED AND YOU STARTED TO REPRESENT US FOR THE FIRST TIME, I FELT THAT WE HAD A VOICE FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO OFTEN PARTS NEGLECTED PARTS OF AUSTIN THAT NEVER GET ANY ATTENTION WITH THE LOWEST PARKS, LOWEST PUBLIC SAFETY, HIGHEST TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, ALL OF THESE ASPECTS OF THE CITY THAT I GREW UP IN, BUT ARE OFTEN INVISIBLE FOR MANY OTHERS.

AND I REMEMBER WHEN

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I FIRST GOT BACK TO AUSTIN AFTER STUDYING, YOU LISTENED TO MY FAMILY STORY OF MY FATHER'S DEPORTATION, AND YOU WORK WITH COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS WITH ME AND WITH OTHERS TO ENSURE THAT THIS CITY LIVES UP TO ITS VALUES OF PROTECTING EVERYONE, INCLUDING IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES LIKE MINE.

SO I'M HERE TO SAY THAT I'M VERY EXCITED TO SUPPORT THIS AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ELECT ANOTHER COUNCIL MEMBER WHO CAN HAVE THE SAME VISION THAT YOU HAD FOR OUR COMMUNITY WHO WILL WORK WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, WITH FAMILIES LIKE MINE AND MAKE SURE THAT AREAS LIKE THE ROMBERG AREA RUTLAND, WHERE I GREW UP, WHERE MY FAMILY IS, WHERE MY COUSINS, MY FAMILY GO TO SCHOOL, WHERE WE GO SHOPPING.

THESE PARTS OF AUSTIN THAT ARE ALWAYS IGNORED, ARE NEVER IGNORED BY THE REPRESENTATIVE AND THE COUNCIL MEMBER LIKE YOU DID, AND YOU REPRESENTED US.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE.

I'M VERY EXCITED, VERY PROUD OF YOU, AND REALLY EXCITED TO SEE WHERE YOU GO NEXT, BECAUSE I KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO CONTINUE HOLDING THOSE COMMUNITY VALUES AND THAT THE HEART OF DISTRICT FOUR IS NEVER GOING TO WAIT, GO AWAY FROM YOU.

AND I'M VERY EXCITED TO SEE WHAT YOU DO NEXT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON ITEM TWO, MARY, I JUST WANT TO THANK, UM, ALL THIS SPEAKERS FROM SURVIVORS IS PROJECT AND, UH, AND TO SET IN A VERY, OR EXTREMELY KIND WORDS, I'M A BIT OF A LOSS FOR WORDS.

SO I JUST APPRECIATE Y'ALL COMING HERE AND APPRECIATE EVERYBODY THAT HAS REALLY, THE PEOPLE HAVE LED AND WE'VE JUST TRIED TO FOLLOW.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING OUT TODAY.

OKAY.

UH, THE OTHER SPEAKER ON ITEM TWO MAY MAZE.

UM, I NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE, SO, UM, CAN THE DISTRICT HAVE NO COUNCIL MEMBER REPRESENTING IT? UM, WE'LL POLLING PLACES TO BE LOCATED ONLY IN DISTRICT FOUR.

UM, OUR, THE, OUR DISTRICT FOUR RESIDENTS, THE ONLY ONES ALLOWED TO GO IN THIS SPECIAL ELECTION.

UH, WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO FILE FOR CANDICE CANDIDACY? WHY DID THE COUNCIL CHOOSE TO HOLD A SPECIAL ELECTION INSTEAD OF HAVING AN IN-HOUSE VOTE? CAN THE DISTRICT BE WITHOUT A COUNCIL MEMBER, MAYOR, IF, AND GET YOU SOME ANSWERS RIGHT AWAY FROM, FROM THE CLERK ON THAT TO CITY WIDE ELECTION, AS THERE IS FOR, FOR ALL OF THE, UH, COUNCIL? NO, I'M THINKING OF MY LUNCH.

SO HOW IS IT? HOW'S IT GOING TO BE ONE? THE OFFICE WILL NOT BE WITHOUT A REPRESENTATIVE.

SO COUNCIL MEMBER CASAR WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE UNTIL THE REPLACEMENT HAPPENS.

THE ELECTION IS ON THAT DAY.

THE DISTRICT VOTES ARE ALL THE POLLING LOCATIONS IN THE DISTRICT.

MOST WE HAVE A NUMBER OF POLLING LOCATIONS WITHIN THE DISTRICT, BUT THERE ARE OTHER ENTITIES.

UH, THERE ARE A COUPLE, I THINK, OUTSIDE OF THE DISTRICT SO THAT, UM, TO MAKE IT MORE CONVENIENT, BUT I DON'T HAVE THE LIST IN FRONT OF ME, BUT STILL IT'S JUST PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT, ONLY A REGISTERED VOTERS IN COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, IN DISTRICT FOUR, UH, ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE.

RIGHT? WHY DON'T YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS? THOSE ARE THE CLERKS RIGHT THERE.

MS. BAYS.

AND YOU CAN ASK THAT.

YES, THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.

PERHAPS THE CITY CLERK COULD ANSWER SOME OF THE OTHER QUESTIONS, UM, THAT THE SPEAKER ASKED ABOUT FILING DEADLINE AND JUST BRIEFLY REQUIREMENTS FOR THAT POSITION.

BUT, UM, ALSO IF YOU COULD PROVIDE, PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE THIS SPEAKER OR OTHERS COULD GET, UH, COULD GET THAT MORE SPECIFIC, DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT POLLING PLACES AND ABOUT QUALIFICATIONS FOR RUNNING.

THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

I THINK THAT MIGHT COVER THE SPEAKERS.

SO, UM, THERE IS AN ITEM ON YOUR AGENDA ORDERING THE ELECTION TODAY.

AND I THINK PART OF THE BACKUP, WE HAVE SOME, AT LEAST SOME OF THE POLLING LOCATIONS ATTACHED TO THAT ORDINANCE.

UM, AS SOON AS YOU ADOPT THAT ORDINANCE, THEN THE FILING PERIOD WILL START, UH, ONCE YOU ADOPT THE ORDINANCE.

SO IT WILL START SOMETIME TODAY WHEN YOU TAKE ACTION AND IT WILL RUN THROUGH DECEMBER 16TH, THAT'S THE LAST DAY TO FILE.

THE ELECTION WILL BE ON JANUARY 25TH, EARLY VOTING STARTS A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE THAT.

SORRY, I DON'T HAVE THE DATE IN FRONT OF ME.

UM, BUT IT STARTS, I THINK THE 19TH OF JANUARY AND RUNS UP UNTIL FOUR DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION AND CANDIDATE PACKETS ARE, UM, READY.

AND AS SOON AS YOU PASS, THE ORDINANCE ARE AVAILABLE IN FROM THE CLERK'S OFFICE THAT PROVIDE ALL OF THE DETAILS

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AND THE SCHEDULE, UM, FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION.

DO WE KNOW WHAT THE QUALIFICATIONS ARE FOR THE POSITION? UH, YOU HAVE TO BE 18, YOU HAVE TO BE A RESIDENT OF THE STATE FOR A YEAR.

YOU HAVE TO BE A RESIDENT OF THE DISTRICT FOR SIX MONTHS.

UH, AND YOU HAVE TO BE A US CITIZEN AND NOT CONVICTED OF A FELONY UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN PARDONED AND ALL OF MEAT THAT ALL OF THOSE WHO CALL AND I THINK PACKET THE PACKET FOR THE ELECTION IS ALSO GOING TO BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM THE CLERKS THAT'D BE POSTED ON.

WE HAVE A WEBSITE FOR THE JANUARY 22 ELECTION, THE CANDIDATE PACKETS, AND ALL OF THE REQUIRED FORMS WILL BE ON THAT AS WELL AS, AND HARD COPIES WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE.

AND WE WILL ALSO MAKE IT AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY ON A THUMB DRIVE NOW.

YEAH.

OH, YOU ABSOLUTELY.

YOU ABSOLUTELY MAY SIT.

THANK YOU FOR COMING AND ASKING YOUR QUESTIONS AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

UH, I THINK OF THE QUESTIONS, THE SPEAKER AS THE ONLY ONE LEFT WAS THE, UM, QUESTION ABOUT WHY A SPECIAL ELECTION I SAW THAT MS. WEBSTER IS ON, BUT ALSO THE CLERK I'M SURE COULD ANSWER IT, BUT THAT SEEMS TO BE THE LAST, YEAH, I CAN ANSWER QUICKLY, GIVE YOU A SIMPLE ANSWER AND THEN CAROLINE CAN CORRECT ME IF I MAKE ANY MISTAKES.

UM, WE HAVE TO HAVE A SPECIAL ELECTION BECAUSE, UH, THE WAY WE ARE STRUCTURED, UH, WITH FOUR YEAR TERMS, ET CETERA, WE HAVE TO HELD ANY ELECTION WITHIN 120 DAYS, UM, OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT, UH, WHICH TRIGGERS THE COUNCIL MEMBER RESIGNING, UM, AND GOING INTO A HOLDOVER CAPACITY.

UM, AND SO THAT 120 DAYS, UH, DOES NOT ALLOW US TO WAIT UNTIL THE MAY UNIFORM ELECTION DATE.

IN FACT, THERE'S ANOTHER RULE THAT SAYS YOU CAN'T BE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF A UNIFORM DATE.

SO WHEN COUNCIL MEMBER COSAR ANNOUNCED, HE WAS RUNNING FOR CONGRESS THAT SERVES EFFECTIVELY AS A RESIGNATION, HE SERVES IN THAT ROLE THAT WE CAN BE REPLACED.

THE ELECTION, THE STATE LAW PROVIDES FOR WHEN THE ELECTION CAN BE HELD NO LONGER THAN 120 DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE, UH, RESIGNATION WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF RUNNING FOR CONGRESS.

BUT IT CAN'T BE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE PRIMARY DATE.

SO IT COULDN'T BE YOU GOING AFTER THE MARCH DATE DOESN'T WORK CAUSE THERE'S MORE THAN 120 DAYS, WHICH MEANS IT HAS TO BE NO CLOSER THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO, AND THAT TUESDAY OR, OR ELECTION DAY TURNED OUT TO BE THE 25TH.

ALL RIGHT.

YEAH, IT'S CANCELED.

RIGHT.

KELLY, I ASKED A LOT OF THESE QUESTIONS IN THE COUNCIL Q AND A, WHICH IS AVAILABLE ONLINE.

SO IF THERE ARE FURTHER QUESTIONS IN THE COMMUNITY, THAT'S A GOOD RESOURCE.

AND THEN AS FAR AS THE VACANCY GOES IN THE Q AND A, IT WAS STATED THAT ON THE DAY WE CANVASS THAT ELECTION, THE REPLACEMENT COULD BE SWORN IN.

SO THERE WILL NOT BE A VACANCY, CORRECT? CORRECT.

UM, THE CLERK'S OFFICE WILL WORK WITH THE COUNCIL AND WE WILL ARRANGE THE SWEARING IN CEREMONY TO OCCUR ON THE DAY OF THE CANVASSING.

UM, WHICH WOULD BE A FEW DAYS AFTER EITHER THE JANUARY 20 OR IF THE ELECTION GOES INTO A RUNOFF AFTER THE RUNOFF ELECTION, BUT FINGERS CROSSED.

UM, YOU'RE ABLE TO, UH, APPOINT, UH, HAVE A FILET, UH, PERMANENT MEMBER WHO WILL SERVE THE REMAINDER OF COUNCIL MEMBER KOSSAR'S TERM.

THIS IS THEY'RE NOT BEING ELECTED FOR A FOUR YEAR TERM, BUT TO FILL HIS, UH, REMAINING PORTION OF HIS TERM.

ALRIGHT, SOUNDS GOOD.

WE READY TO MOVE ON? LET'S DO THAT NEXT SPEAKER.

SPEAKING ON ITEMS 22 OR 38, SHARON BLY IS MS. BLYTHE WITH US.

GOOD MORNING, ADAM GREENFIELD IS ON DECK SPEAKING ON ITEM 24.

THANK YOU.

UM, MY NAME IS SHARON BLYTHE.

OH, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A HISTORIC CEMETERY HERE WHO, WHICH SO FALLS UNDER A DIFFERENT CATEGORY OF CARE AND CONCERN.

UM, HOPE I CAN GET THIS POWERPOINT TO WORK, RIGHT? GO DOWN NEXT SLIDE.

UM, BACK UP ONE.

OKAY.

NEXT SLIDE.

UH, THE INTERMENT SERVICES CONTRACT HAS CERTAIN PROVISIONS THAT WAS SIGNED IN 2013 WHERE THE CONTRACTOR SHALL PLACE AT LEAST THREE FOOT THREE, SIX FOOT TWO BY EIGHT WOOD STUD ACROSS OPEN GRAVE OPENING.

UM,

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AND THEN HE MUST, YOU KNOW, USE GOOD.

WHY WOULDN'T GOOD, GOOD CONDITION.

ALSO IN THE CHANGE IN ROPES SHOULD BE AROUND THOSE CONES THAT ARE ARGUING THAT SITE NEXT, NICK SASS LINE.

HERE'S A, A PICTURE OF THE CONES.

YOU CAN SEE THERE'S NO ROPES OR CHAINS AROUND THEM TO BE MORE CATE WHERE THEY ARE ACCORDING TO HIS CONTRACT.

AND THAT'S WHAT HE MUST DO.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS A PIECE OF PLYWOOD HE USES THE HEAD IS NOT IN MODERATE OR EVEN GOOD CONDITION IS DILAPIDATED.

THIS IS AGAINST HIS, HIS, HIS, UH, CONTRACT.

ALSO, HE SHOULD BE USED BETTER PLYWOOD.

NEXT SLIDE.

YOU'RE NOT PICKING UP THE FLOWERS, SUBSIDE AND GRAVES HERE, UH, THAT THEY SHOULD BE FILLING IN AFTER AN INTERMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, UH, IN 2013, THE CITY PURCHASED OFFICE SAID THAT THERE WERE NO OTHER BIDDERS.

HERE'S A COMPANY THAT OFFERED TO PUT IN A BID.

THEY WERE NEVER CALLED BACK BY THE PURCHASING OFFICE.

SO THEY DID HAVE OTHER BETTER BETTERS THAT COULD DO THAT WORK IN 2013.

UH, NEXT SLIDE, UH, IMPACT INTERMENT SERVICES, NEVER EVEN BID ON THE CONTRACT IN 2013, THIS WAS ALL, UH, THEY, THEY PULLED THE BID AND THEY JUST STARTED NEGOTIATING WITH ON THE PRICES.

NEXT SLIDE.

HERE'S A CURRENT FEE SCHEDULE THEY'RE PROPOSING, AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S QUITE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN, UM, THE CURRENT FEE THAT THEY'RE CALLING IN ON THE PROPOSED FEE.

NICK'S FINE.

THERE'S HUGE INCREASES OF MOUSES THAT THEY'RE PROPOSING.

AND I HOPE THAT Y'ALL REALIZE THAT THAT FROM 2013 TO 2021, THERE'S, UH, A BIG INCREASES ON ALL THOSE CATEGORIES.

AND NEXT SLIDE, GO AHEAD AND WRAP UP.

OKAY, I'M GOING DOWN.

AND I ONLY ASK THAT YOU THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS AND UNDERSTAND THAT THIS CONTRACTOR NEEDS TO BE, UM, MONITORED AND SUPERVISED AND NOT LET HIM DO WHATEVER HE WANTS TO DO.

AND JUST KEEP THAT IN MIND.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SHARON, FOR COMING TO SPEAK BEFORE US TODAY, ITEMS 22 AND 38 HAVE BEEN POLLED, UH, ITEM NUMBER 24, ADAM GREENFIELD ON DECK IS CHRISTOPHER.

UM, KYLA FATIGUED IT.

GO AHEAD.

GOOD MORNING, MARIN COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS ADAM GREENFIELD.

I'M A DISTRICT THREE RESIDENT AND I'M A SUPPORTER OF THE RETHINK 35 CAMPAIGN.

I'M HERE TODAY TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF AGENDA ITEM 24.

UH, COUNCIL SHOULD APPROVE THIS CONTRACT SO WE CAN FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CAPTAIN STITCH PROPOSAL FOR .

HOWEVER, THE CITY OF AUSTIN SHOULD IN PARALLEL STUDY.

OTHER ALTERNATIVES FOR STARTING WITH A KEY RECOMMENDATION FROM TECH STOCKS OWN I 35 CORRIDOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE IN 2011, THE COMMITTEE CONCLUDED THAT IT'S INAPPROPRIATE FOR AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY TO GO THROUGH THE CENTER OF TOWN AND RECOMMENDED THAT LONG DISTANCE TRAFFIC INSTEAD USE SH ONE 30, THE TEXAS A AND M TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE HAS ALSO STUDIED THIS ISSUE MORE RECENTLY, A SOLUTION LIKE THIS WOULD RELIEVE AUSTIN OF THE NEED FOR AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY THROUGH DOWNTOWN AND WOULD OPEN UP POSSIBILITIES FOR TRANSITIONING.

TODAY'S I 35 FROM A DANGEROUS AND UNPOPULAR FACILITY TO A MORE URBAN ROADWAY APPROPRIATE FOR THE COMMUNITIES NEED AT A FRACTION OF THE COST OF EXPANDING .

AND OF COURSE, A TECH STOCK RECENTLY ADMITTED TO COUNCIL THAT EXPANSION WON'T EVEN IMPROVE CONGESTION.

INDEED MANY AUSTINITES ARE ASKING WHY WE NEED AN INTERSTATE FACILITY THROUGH DOWNTOWN, WENT IN AT LEAST 15 OTHER CITIES IN TEXAS I 35 GOES AROUND THE CITY CENTER, NOT THROUGH IT.

DO WE REALLY NEED AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY FOR LOCAL TRIPS LIKE BUYING GROCERIES OR TAKING KIDS TO SCHOOL, ESPECIALLY WHEN IMPACTS ARE SO SEVERE? UM, SO I URGE COUNCIL TO DIRECT STAFF TO STUDY THE ALTERNATIVES, TO RUNNING A MAJOR INTERSTATE HIGHWAY THROUGH THE CENTER OF AUSTIN.

AND I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR AMAZING WORK AROUND I FIVE AND FOR YOUR ATTENTION ON THIS CRITICAL ISSUE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, CHRISTOPHER ON DECK IS, UH, UH, JOHN PAULO CONWAY.

HELLO.

HI, IT'S REALLY AN HONOR TO BE BEFORE YOU TODAY.

I'M ALSO HERE IN SUPPORT OF WHAT ADAM WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT, AND I WANT TO TELL YOU WHY I SUPPORT IT, WHAT A STORY.

SO LAST WEEKEND I DECIDED TO GO TO AN EVENT.

IT WAS ACTUALLY GREG KOSSAR'S CONGRESS LAUNCH EVENT ON EAST FOURTH STREET.

I LIVE ON WEST SIXTH STREET AND I DECIDED

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TO TAKE A WALK TO THE EVENT AND IT WAS ACTUALLY A REALLY NICE WALK.

I SAW DOWNTOWN BUSTLING PEOPLE GOING TO RESTAURANTS, CAFES, BARS, EVERYTHING I WANT TO SEE IN A CITY.

AND THIS COUNCIL HAS ACTUALLY BEEN A REASON WHY AUSTIN'S GETTING TO THAT POINT.

UM, BUT THAT ALL KIND OF ENDED WHEN I GOT TO , WHICH IS JUST THIS LIKE DEATH TRAP.

I GO THERE AND I'M LIKE, SHOULD I TURN AROUND? SHOULD I GET AN UBER? OR SHOULD I, I DON'T KNOW, COULD I FLY ACROSS? I DON'T KNOW.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, I DID WHAT ANY OTHER PERSON WOULD DO IN AUSTIN.

I LOOKED TO MY RIGHT.

I LOOKED AT MY RAFT, MY LEFT AND I RAN ACROSS AND I HOPE I DON'T GET HIT BY A CAR.

FORTUNATELY I DIDN'T.

AND THEN I DID IT AGAIN ON THE OTHER FRONT OF THE ROAD, ON THE OTHER SIDE.

AND YOU KNOW, THIS IS OUR DOWNTOWN AND I JUST WANTED TO BRING IT TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT IT REALLY, IT REALLY IS UNFORTUNATE.

THEN IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR DOWNTOWN PEDESTRIANS HAVE TO PUT THEMSELVES IN DANGER TO CROSS.

SO JUST LETTING ALL OF YOU KNOW, THAT I REALLY SUPPORT, UM, IF THERE IS A WAY TO REROUTE TRAFFIC AROUND DOWNTOWN AUSTIN, IF THERE IS A WAY TO TURN 35 AND TO A SAFE BOULEVARD, I WOULD REALLY SUPPORT THAT AS A, AS A PERSON IN AUSTIN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

YES.

YES, SIR.

THREE, SIR, SIR.

SORRY.

I, ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT A FOURTH STREET? I'M TALKING ABOUT THE FRONTAGE ROAD THAT INTERSECTS WITH.

OKAY.

AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, AND IT HAS THAT WE ALREADY HAVE PLANS FOR A LIGHT THERE ON BOTH SIDES FOR PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS TO GO THROUGH THERE.

BUT I JUST WANTED IT TO KNOW THAT YES, WE RECOGNIZE THAT IT'S A VERY DANGEROUS, OR THIS SECTION, THIS LITTLE AREA, WHEREVER THE BIKE LANE HAS HAD.

SO, UH, SO FAR THE ONLY SOLUTION THAT WE COULDN'T HAVE WE THOUGHT OF WITH PUTTING A LIGHT IN THERE, IT IS IN THE PROCESS.

WE ALREADY FUNDED THAT.

SO JUST WANTED TO KNOW.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, JOE.

PAULA CONNOLLY, SHOP PAULO.

NO.

UH, WHAT ABOUT CHRIS HARRIS? THESE ARE ALL PEOPLE ON 35, WHICH HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

KATHLEEN MITCHELL.

YOU WANT TO SPEAK ON THE POSTPONEMENT TO THE 27TH, BUT YOU HAVE TO SPEAK ON THE POSTPONE.

THAT IS MY INTENTION.

OKAY.

UM, HI, I'M SORRY ABOUT THE SUNGLASSES.

I LOST MY GLASSES SOMEWHERE.

UH, SO NOW I'M JUST WEARING SUNGLASSES INDOORS.

UH, THANK YOU FOR POSTPONING ITEM 35.

DURING THE INTERVENING TIME I ASK THAT YOU DIRECT THE CITY TO ENGAGE WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS OF THE RE-IMAGINED TASK FORCE TO EVALUATE MUNI COURT ISSUES AND DISCUSS A RANGE OF OPTIONS TO IMPROVE COURT FUNCTIONS FOR EVERYONE THAT STAFF COLLABORATE WITH THE RE-IMAGINED TASKFORCE, COMMUNITY MEMBERS ON RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO COURT SAFETY AND SECURITY THAT WE ENSURE THAT ALL POLICE OFFICERS WORKING FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAVE THE SAME TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AND ARE SUBJECT TO THE SAME LEVEL OF OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

THAT SEEMS KIND OF BASIC.

AND WE ENSURE, ESPECIALLY THAT OFFICERS WORKING IN THE MUNICIPAL COURT WITH AUSTIN'S POOREST PEOPLE, MOST GUILTY OF FAILURE TO PAY CLASS C FINES, CONDUCT THEIR WORK FROM DEESCALATION TRAINING GROUNDED IN ICAT, THE DECISION MODEL DEVELOPED BY PERF AND NOW THE STARTING POINT FOR FORCE TRAINING IN OUR POLICE ACADEMY.

I ONLY WANTED TO MAKE THOSE POINTS BECAUSE WHEN THIS CAME UP PREVIOUSLY AND YOU ALL SENT IT TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION, I BELIEVE THAT THE PURPOSE OF DOING SO WAS TO ENSURE THAT THERE WAS ADEQUATE COMMUNITY INPUT INTO THIS PROPOSAL.

AND THAT BASICALLY WAS RUSHED THROUGH THE COMMISSION AND SENT STRAIGHT BACK TO YOU.

AND YOU'RE ALL AWARE OF THAT.

SO I WOULD ASK THAT AS WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS BREAK AND YOU KNOW, A LOT OF TIME WE'LL BE ON CHRISTMAS BREAK AND WE'LL BE ON THANKSGIVING BREAK.

UH, SO I HOPE THAT THIS ISN'T ANOTHER ROUND OF THAT.

AND THAT IN FACT, DURING THIS INTERVENING TIME, THERE IS ADEQUATE COLLABORATION AND ASSURANCES THAT WHEN THIS COMES BEFORE YOU AGAIN, IF IT COMES BEFORE YOU AGAIN, THE ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED WILL BE ADDRESSED.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND I THINK THAT'S CONSISTENT.

UM, MS. MITCHELL WITH THE CONVERSATION WE HAD ON THE DAY SAW ON WORK SESSION ABOUT, UH, ASKING THIS TO COME BACK TO US AGAIN AT A DIFFERENT TIME.

UH, LET'S GO ON THEN TO THE, TO THE NEXT ITEM.

UH, ALICIA TORRES

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ALSO IS SPEAKING ON THIS ITEM.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

WHAT ABOUT, UH, MARY ARNOLD ON ITEM 47 MAYOR? YEAH.

WELL, MS. ARNOLD COMES UP.

I JUST WANTED TO ASK IF, UM, OUR AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION COULD PROVIDE US WITH, COULD PROVIDE A COUNCIL MEMBER AND THERESA AND MY OFFICE WITH AN UPDATE ON THAT, UH, PEDESTRIAN HYBRID BEACON.

I THINK WE SHARED THE COST OF THAT AND I'D BE INTERESTED TO KNOW WHAT THE TIMELINE IS FOR THE INSTALLATION AS WELL.

NOT, NOT IN THIS MEETING, BUT IF OUTSIDE THIS MEETING, IF WE COULD GET SOME UP FROM THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT ABOUT THE TIMELINE FOR INSTALLING THAT PEDESTRIAN BEACON, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

IT HAS BEEN AWHILE AS ARNOLD MAYOR ADLER AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL.

I'M HERE MAINLY TO JUST ASK QUESTIONS.

I'M PARDON ME, ANSWER QUESTIONS.

UH, WE WERE HERE IN SEPTEMBER AND YOU APPOINTED TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS, ONE, UH, WHO WAS CONTINUING AND A NEW BOARD MEMBER.

AND UNFORTUNATELY OUR NEW BOARD MEMBER WAS NOT ABLE TO FULFILL THE ROLE, UH, THAT WAS REQUIRED AND, UM, INFORMED US THAT HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SERVE ON THE BOARD.

SO THE SAVE HISTORIC MUNI DISTRICT, UM, LOOKED AGAIN AND WE ARE RECOMMENDING THAT VOLUMA OVERTON, THE THIRD, UM, SUCCEED HIMSELF ON THE SAFE HISTORIC MUNI DISTRICT BOARD.

SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY, AND I HOPE YOU WILL APPROVE HIS APPOINTMENT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S REMAINING ON CONSENT THUS FAR.

WE APPRECIATE HIS WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE TO SERVE, UH, ON ITEM 52 IS A MR. ANDERSON HERE AT GREG ANDERSON.

NO.

WHAT ABOUT, UH, JACKIE BROOKS? OH, THERE'S ONE DOWN JACKIE BROOKS IS ON DECK.

MAYOR.

WAS THIS ITEM PULLED FOR DISCUSSION OR IS IT STILL ON CONSENT? UH, ITEM NUMBER 52 IS, UH, PULLED OF COURSE DISCUSSION.

OKAY.

AND CAN WE SPEAK NOW? OKAY.

GOTCHA.

SO, UH, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS ITEM.

COUNCIL MEMBERS, UM, HAD DINNER LAST NIGHT AND TALK TO A SERVER AND GREG ANDERSON HOUSING ADVOCATE, TALK TO A SERVER AND JUST ASKED HER, YOU KNOW, WHAT WAS HOUSING LIKE? RIGHT.

SHE STOPPED.

SHE WAS DOING, AND SHE BOWED HER HEAD AND SHE SAID PRAYER.

SHE SAID THAT IT'S SO DIFFICULT FOR HER AND HER FRIENDS RIGHT NOW TO FIND HOUSING IN THE CITY THAT THEY CAN AFFORD THAT.

THEY'RE NOT SURE WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO.

THEY'RE, THEY'RE BUNKING UP.

THEY'RE DOING ALL OF THESE TYPES OF CREATING THINGS.

THEY'RE MOVING FURTHER OUT.

THEY'RE MOVING TO OTHER CITIES.

IT'S REALLY, REALLY, REALLY DIFFICULT.

AND SO THIS ITEM IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

YOU KNOW, WE DEFINITELY NEED TO GET MORE HEIGHT.

60 FEET IS A VERY ARBITRARY NUMBER THAT NOBODY CAN GET BEHIND IS IT MAKES ZERO SENSE.

THERE'S NOT EVEN A CONSTRUCTION TYPE THAT REALLY MAKES SENSE TO END THERE.

AND SO WE'RE ALSO TALKING TO THE RETAIL DOWN THERE.

SO FOR A THOUSAND REASONS, IT MAKE SENSE TO GO TALLER.

BUT I TOOK THE TIME OVER THE LAST THREE WEEKS TO REACH OUT TO 10 DIFFERENT DEVELOPERS WHO HAVE BUILT VMU DEVELOPMENTS AROUND AUSTIN OVER THE PAST SEVEN YEARS.

AND I ASKED THEM WHAT'S THE SINGLE BIGGEST THING WAS THE SINGLE BIGGEST HINDRANCE THAT YOU'RE BUILDING MORE OF THESE DEVELOPMENTS, MORE UNITS, MORE BIG, A AFFORDABLE AT THEIR DIME AND EACH AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM ANSWERED COMPATIBILITY.

EVERY ONE OF THEM.

AND I WAS EXPECTING TO GET, YOU KNOW, SOME SIMILAR ANSWERS AND DIFFERENT ANSWERS.

ALL OF THEM SAID COMPATIBILITY TO NUMBER ONE, NUMBER TWO AND THREE, YOU KNOW, PERMITTING PROCESS, YOU KNOW, THE CITY MANAGER SIDE OF THINGS THAT I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO TRY AND WORK ON, BUT I WOULD REALLY, REALLY HOPE THAT AS YOU GUYS TAKE UP THIS BIG CONVERSATION ON THE 30TH, THAT WE COULD LOOK AT COMPATIBILITY AS IT COSTS US MORE HOUSING UNITS THAN ANY OTHER RULE ON THE BOOKS.

AND SO IF WE'RE GOING TO SAY THE SINGLE FAMILY NEIGHBORHOODS ARE OFF, TOUCH ARE OFF LIMITS, RIGHT? WE UNDERSTAND THAT ONLY THE TOP FIVE TO 10% OF INCOME EARNERS CAN LIVE IN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE OF THE RESTRICTIONS THAT WE'RE GOING TO KEEP THERE.