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[Additional Item 1]

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DO YOU EVER HAVE SOMETHING HAPPEN TO YOU, TO WHERE YOU JUST, YOU KNOW, TODAY'S THE DAY YOU'RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT AND THAT'S GOING TO MAKE YOU FEEL GREAT.

I KNEW THAT TODAY.

I WAS ABOUT TO GET TO SAY THESE WORDS ABOUT SOMEBODY I'M NOT GONNA CRY.

I'M NOT DELHI ABOUT SOMEBODY WHO I REALLY RESPECT.

AND SO TODAY, AS THE MAYOR PRETEND FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN, I GET TO SAY, BE IT KNOWN THAT WHEREAS THROUGHOUT A DECADES, LONG CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, TRAVIS COUNTY, CONSTABLE GEORGE MORALES HAS CARVED AND CONTINUES TO CARVE A PROFILE OF PUBLIC SERVICE WORTHY OF EMULATION.

AND WHEREAS CONSTABLE MORALITY IS LEADERSHIP.

ACTUALLY I MIGHT CRY HAS BEEN ON FULL DISPLAY IN 2021 FROM HIS CRITICAL SUPPORT OF RELIEF EFFORTS, FOLLOWING WINTER STORM URI TO HIS BOLD AND TIRELESS WORK, TO EXPAND ACCESS TO COVID-19 VACCINES IN TRAVIS COUNTY, THE EAST JARVIS COUNTIES, I'M SORRY, EASTERN CRESCENT COMMUNITIES, INCLUDING DOVE SPRINGS, WHERE HE WAS BORN AND RAISED.

AND WHEREAS AS A DIRECT RESULT OF HIS EFFORTS TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES OF INSTITUTIONALIZED INEQUITY, INCLUDING LANGUAGE BARRIERS, THE DIGITAL DIVIDE, LACK OF CLINICS AND PHARMACIES AND MOBILITY GAPS, CONSTABLE WHAT ALICE AND HIS TEAM HAVE ENSURED THAT THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITIES DISPROPORTIONATELY HARMED BY COVID-19 BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC RECEIVED LIFE SAVING IMMUNIZATIONS.

NOW, THEREFORE I MAY PRETEND TO TASHA UPPER MADISON ALONG WITH THE MAYOR, STEVE ADLER, AND MY COLLEAGUES ON THE CITY COUNCIL DO HEREBY PROCLAIM DECEMBER 2ND, 2021 AS CONSTABLE MORALES.

IS THAT THE THIRD, THE THIRD DAY BEFORE WE MOVE UP INTO THE FLAGS CONSTABLE, DID YOU WANT TO SHARE A FEW WORDS? SO, UM, BASICALLY I JUST WANT TO THANK OUR AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL OR MAYOR OUR TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, OUR COUNTY JUDGE, UM, SEVERAL PEOPLE THAT HAVE, UH, GUIDED US AND HELPED US ALONG THE WAY, UM, OUR COMMUNITY, UM, NETWORK SYSTEM WITH THE LATINO HEALTHCARE FORUM, UM, CENTRAL TEXAS ALLIED HEALTH, AUSTIN AREA, URBAN LEAGUE, AUSTIN, LATINO COALITION.

AND I KNOW THERE'S ONE MORE BEFORE I FORGET, WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN WHAT WE DO IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND NOBODY DOES THIS ALONE.

AND I WANT TO THINK THESE YOUNG LADIES BEHIND ME BECAUSE, UM, I GET ENCOURAGED ALL THE TIME, BUT THANK YOU AGAIN WITH IT, FOR THIS.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

I ALSO WANT TO GIVE MY THANKS TO, TO GEORGE AND FOR ALL THAT HE DOES.

UM, HE HAS MADE SUCH AN INCREDIBLE IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY, UH, HAS BEEN ON THE FRONT LINE, SERVING OUR COMMUNITY.

UH, I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST MOVED TO SOUTHEAST EVERYONE, I WOULD MEET WITH BE LIKE, HAVE YOU TALKED TO GEORGE? HAVE YOU MET WITH GEORGE? HAVE YOU CONNECTED WITH GEORGE? I'M LIKE, OKAY.

I GOT TO MEET WITH GEORGE, TELL HIM ABOUT HIM.

AND IT BECAME APPARENT SO QUICKLY ABOUT HOW BIG HIS HEART IS AND HOW MUCH HE CARES ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY AND HOW HE'S THE FIRST PERSON TO STAND UP AND TO HELP.

UH, HE DOESN'T CARE HOW, WHEN, WHERE HE WILL GET IT DONE.

AND THERE'S NOT MANY LEADERS.

YOU CAN SAY THAT ABOUT NOT MANY LEADERS.

YOU CAN COUNT UPON WHEN YOU CALL AND YOU SAY, HEY, I REALLY NEED HELP WITH THIS.

WHAT DO YOU THINK

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WE SHOULD DO HERE? YOUR ADVICE IS SO IMPORTANT AND YOUR LEGACY IN THE WORK THAT YOU DO IN DOVE SPRINGS AND THROUGHOUT THE EASTERN CRESCENT IS SIMPLY INCREDIBLE.

AND SO IT'S SO GREAT TO BE HERE TODAY ON THE GEORGIA MODEL IS THE THIRD DAY IN AUSTIN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO.

OKAY.

IF I COULD HAVE DARLENE BILLARY, OW, BERG HAMMER.

JOIN ME.

THANK YOU.

AND ANYONE ELSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN? THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING,

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EVERYONE.

I'M VANESSA .

I'M THE CITY COUNCILWOMAN FOR DISTRICT TWO, REPRESENTING SOUTHEAST AND PARTS OF SOUTH AUSTIN.

I'M SO HONORED TO PRESENT DARLENE VILLAREAL BERG HAMMER WITH A DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD TODAY ON BEHALF OF AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL IN HONOR OF HER RETIREMENT FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

BUT FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME ROLANDO FERNANDEZ DIRECTOR OF THE CITY'S CAPITAL CONTRACTING OFFICE TO SHARE A FEW WORDS.

SURE.

GOOD MORNING, ROLANDA FERNANDEZ, CITY OF AUSTIN.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT A COUPLE OF THINGS ABOUT MISS DARLENE BERG HAMMER.

I'VE KNOWN DARLENE NOW FOR GOING ON 16 YEARS.

AND IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PRESSES THAT I MET WHEN I STARTED WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

SHE WAS WORKING IN THE MAYOR'S OFFICE AND I STARTED MY ADVENTURE WITH THE CITY AND THEN THE MANAGER'S OFFICE.

UH, NOT ONLY WAS IT, UH, A RELATIONSHIP THAT WE CREATED BASED ON OUR WORK RESPONSIBILITIES, BUT ALSO WE CREATED A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP AND, AND DARLENE IS SOMEBODY THAT I'M INDEBTED TO FOREVER.

UH, SHE, UH, HOSTED A 30 MY 30TH BIRTHDAY PARTY.

AND AT THAT EVENT I MET MY WIFE.

AND SO I HAVE, WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL TO DARLENE FOR THAT.

BUT, UH, UH, ALSO IMPORTANT IS THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS THAT YOU'LL HEAR AT CONS.

REMEMBER, UH, WENT TO HIS TALK ABOUT IN TERMS OF DARLENE'S ACHIEVEMENTS WITH THE CITY, BUT I WANTED TO COVER ONE PARTICULAR AREA OF THE DISTRICT THAT, UH, DARLENE PROVIDED FOR OUR CITY.

UM, DARLENE HAS BEEN A VOCAL LEADER, UH, IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR HISPANIC, LATINO WORKFORCE.

UH, SHE HAS SERVED AND OUR LATINO EMPLOYEE GROUP, THE AUSTIN HISPANIC LATINO NETWORK AS PROGRAM CHAIR.

AND MOST RECENTLY AS THE BOARD PRESIDENT AND HAS DONE A GREAT JOB IN LEADING OUR EFFORTS AND REALLY CARING AND, UM, SPEARHEADING A LOT OF THE PROGRAMS THAT HAVE RESULTED HAD RESULTED IN PEOPLE WITHIN OUR ORGANIZATION, UM, BEING RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR EFFORTS, UM, BY PROMOTIONS.

AND SO DARLENE, WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THAT EFFORT.

YOU ARE A TREMENDOUS, UH, PERSON.

YOU CARE A LOT.

UH, YOU ARE A GO GETTER AND I WAS HOPING THAT YOU WOULD REPRESENT US ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL AT THE, UH, UM, THE ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES LEADERSHIP FOR HISPANIC GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, THE LATINO, HISPANIC NETWORK ASSOCIATION.

BUT I KNOW YOU'RE ON TO SOME BIGGER, BETTER THINGS, UH, AS A WIFE, AS A MOTHER AND CARING FOR YOUR FAMILY, UM, FINISHED WITH ALL THIS , VERY NICE, WELL SAID, ORLANDO, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE CITY.

UH, NOW I'D LIKE TO SHARE SOME KEY HIGHLIGHTS FROM DARLIE'S TENURE WITH THE CITY.

BEFORE I PRESENT HER WITH THE AWARD, UH, DARLENE HAS 25 YEARS OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE IN PROGRAMMATIC IN SERVICE INDUSTRY, SERVICE, ADVOCACY DEVELOPMENT, FINANCIAL PLANNING, AND CONTRACT AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT.

SHE JOINED AUSTIN ENERGY IN 2009 AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTRACT GRANT COMPLIANCE FOR THE AUSTIN ENERGY CONSERVATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY SERVICE PROGRAMS PRIOR TO JOINING THE AUSTIN ENERGY TEAM.

DARLENE WORKED IN OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING PARKS AND RECREATION, AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER, NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING CONSERVATION, AND MAYOR AND COUNCIL OFFICES.

VERY GOOD.

UH, SOME OF HER MOST NOTABLE PROJECTS INCLUDE THE NOTABLE CITY PROJECTS, THE ELECTRIC SOLAR KIOSK, THE TECQ ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION, GRANT INSTALLATION, ELECTRIC VEHICLE, REGIONAL PLANNING, AND THE US MAYOR'S CLIMATE PROJECT INITIATIVE AND THE CITY'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.

I RECENTLY MET DARLENE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN THE AUSTIN HISPANIC, LATINO EMPLOYEE NETWORK EVENT, WHERE SHE HAS SERVED AS CHAIR AND DARLENE HAS PLAYED A CRITICAL ROLE IN REPRESENTING THE CITY'S NETWORK OF HISPANIC EMPLOYEES, WHICH I'M VERY GRATEFUL FOR, UM, AN ALL WHILE NAVIGATING A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT, A VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING FOR THE LAST 20 MONTHS.

SO BRAVO, DARLENE, UH, AND NOW FOR THE AWARD.

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SO WE HAVE HERE, THIS IS THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD FOR YOUR UNTIRING SERVICE AND COMMITMENT TO OUR RESIDENTS DURING YOUR 38 YEAR TENURE DEDICATED AS A DEDICATED EMPLOYEE TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND THIS IS A DESERVING OF PUBLIC AND PUBLIC ACCLAIM AND RECOGNITION.

SO HERE'S YOUR CERTIFICATE AND GIRLY.

AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A FEW WORDS, OKAY, I'M 38 YEARS.

IT'S A LONG TIME IT'S BEEN A BLAST.

UM, I'LL SHARE ONE STORY THAT I HAD, AND I WAS, UH, AN, UH, AN EMPLOYEE AT PARKS AND REC AND MR. G UH, ROY GUERRERO WAS THE, UH, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR PROGRAMS AT THAT TIME.

AND I WAS A PLAYGROUND LEADER.

I HAD BEEN HIRED IN THE SUMMER.

I WAS WHAT THEY CALL A SUMMER TEMPORARY, UH, EMPLOYEE.

AND, UM, IT KIND OF, UH, BIRTH BY FIRE AND ALL THE, UH, PLAYGROUND LEADERS WOULD COME IN AND TURN IN THEIR, THEIR BUCKET OF STUFF THAT YOU USED ON THE PLAYGROUND.

I WAS AT JOCELYN AND THIS ONE A DAY THAT I CAME IN, MR. G CALLED ME INTO HIS OFFICE.

AND HE SAID, UH, YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE AND EXPLAIN WHAT YOU DO AND WHO YOU ARE.

CAUSE WE HAD A CITIZEN THAT CALLED IN AND COMPLAINED THAT THERE WERE NO ADULTS SUPERVISING THE KIDS AT JOCELYN PARK.

AND SO, UH, I WAS PROBABLY 21, MAYBE 22, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

AND IT WAS JUST A VERY TIRED, I WAS LIKE, I TRIED TO GET OUT OF THAT.

I WAS LIKE, NO, I DON'T, I DON'T THINK I SHOULD GO.

I SHOULD NOT BE THE ONE TO GO.

HE GOES, YES, YOU SHOULD GO.

AND I WAS LIKE, THE WAY I AM, I HAD A T-SHIRT AND SHORTS AT THAT TIME PARK EMPLOYEES WHO ARE UNIFORMS. AND SO THERE I GO UP TO CITY HALL AT THAT TIME WAS ON EIGHTH STREET, WAITED IN HIS OFFICE AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, BUT WAS RECEIVED BY THE CITY MANAGER WITH OPEN ARMS AND WAS INTERESTED IN WHAT I WAS DOING AND WHY I WAS DOING IT AND REALLY INTRODUCED ME TO PUBLIC SERVICE.

AND AT THAT POINT IN MY CAREER, YOU CONFRONTED A LOT OF YEARS.

AND SO THE REST OF THE 38 YEARS HAVE BEEN JUST THAT UP AND DOWN MEETING PEOPLE, PROVIDING SUPPORT, UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE COMMUNITY WANTS AND WHAT IT NEEDS.

UM, THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS A GREAT ORGANIZATION TO WORK FOR.

IT'S PROVIDED ME SUPPORT MENTORING, FRIENDSHIPS, AND, AND EVEN THOUGH I WILL MISS IT, I'M SURE THAT, UM, THE NEXT CHAPTER IS GOING TO BE JUST AS GREAT.

SO THANK YOU.

YOU CAN TAKE THAT.

EXACTLY.

IT'S BEEN FUN.

ALL RIGHT.

WE

[Call to Order]

HAVE A CORE I'M HERE THIS MORNING.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND CALL TO ORDER THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING HERE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2ND, 2021.

UH, THE TIME IS, UH, 10 0 8.

WE HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT, SIX MEMBERS HERE ON THE DAY.

S WE HAVE COUNCIL MEMBER ALTERING THE MAYOR PRO TEM WITH US, UH, UH, REMOTELY, UH, THIS MORNING

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COLLEAGUES.

UH, I THINK WE HAVE A MEETING WE OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO MOVE THROUGH TODAY.

UM, UH, RELATIVELY, UH, UH, QUICKLY, UH,

[Consent Agenda]

WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN WITH CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS.

LET ME READ SOME THINGS INTO THE RECORD.

UH, ITEM NUMBER TAN, UH, IS, UH, BEING POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 ITEM NUMBER 39, UH, IS, UH, WITHDRAWN.

I DON'T NUMBER 41 SHOULD BE LISTED IN A PUBLIC HEALTH CATEGORY AND NOT THE SMALL AND MINORITY BUSINESS RESOURCES CATEGORY ON OUR AGENDA.

ITEM 69 IS IN DISTRICT SEVEN, NOT DISTRICT ONE.

WE HAVE SOME ITEMS THAT ARE BEING PULLED OFF THE CONSENT AGENDA, SO THEY CAN BE CONSIDERED AFTER OTHER THINGS, UH, CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS LISTED, UH, ITEM NUMBER 49, WHICH HAS TO BE HEARD AFTER EXECUTIVE SESSION.

UH, ITEM NUMBER 29 IS NOT NOTED, BUT THAT HAS TO BE PULLED TO BE HEARD, UH, UH, AT 2:00 PM RELATED TO ITEM NUMBER 60, UH, UH, EIGHT, UH, WE HAD TALKED EARLIER ABOUT ITEMS 12, 13, AND 16 BEING, UH, POSTPONED, UH, COUNCILMEMBER TOBO IS IN HERE.

I KNOW THAT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT SHE HAD INDICATED SHE WOULD BE DOING, UH, ITEMS 12, 13, AND 16.

THAT'S THE MUNICIPAL, UH, BUILDING, UH, ISSUE OF ADAC, UH, ISSUE ALSO ITEM NUMBER 48.

WE HAD TALKED, UH, EARLIER A MAYOR PRO TEM.

UH, THAT WAS YOUR ITEM.

I THINK THAT YOU WERE MOVING TILL NEXT WEEK AS WELL.

UH, WE HAVE SOME LATE BACKUP ITEMS, 8, 10 47, 52 53 57 61 62 63, 65, 66 AND 67.

SO AGAIN, THE CONSENT AGENDA TODAY IS ITEMS ONE THROUGH 51, UH, AS ROMAN TOBO YOU HAD INDICATED EARLIER, YOU WERE GOING TO POST BLUE AND POSTPONE 12, 13, AND 16 ITEMS YOU WANT TO, YES, I DO WANT TO MOVE POSTPONEMENT OF THESE.

AND, AND AS I INDICATED ON TUESDAY, YOU KNOW, HAVING URGED, UM, SPEED AND EXPEDIENCY ON THESE ISSUES, I HATE TO DELAY THEM.

HOWEVER, WE REALLY NEED TO PROVIDE SOME COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ADVANCE OF COUNCIL ACTION ON THIS ITEM.

AND, UM, UNFORTUNATELY THAT REALLY HASN'T TAKEN PLACE IN AN EXTENSIVE WAY.

AND SO I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE POSTPONEMENT UNTIL BEYOND NEXT WEEK, UM, NO LATER THAN JANUARY 27TH.

AND I SAY IT THAT WAY, BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS, COME BACK TO US, SORRY, I'M LOOKING AT THE DATE HERE.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS COME BACK TO US AT OUR EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY.

AND THERE MAY BE A SITUATION WHERE WE'RE HAVING A COVID BRIEFING IN EARLY JANUARY, WHERE THIS COULD BE ADDED AS A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING.

I KNOW THAT WE DO HAVE ONE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING RIGHT NOW SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 14TH, I BELIEVE, WHICH MAY YET BE TOO SOON.

WE, WE ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING WITH CPIO AND THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT TO SCHEDULE THAT PUBLIC MEETING FOR STAKEHOLDERS TO COME AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMPORTANT WORK THAT THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT DOES.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, PENDING THAT SCHEDULING.

SO WHAT IS BEST, UM, AT THIS POINT IN TERMS OF POSTPONING? WELL, I THINK THE WAY YOU DID IT NO LATER THAN THE 27TH, I THINK COVERS THAT, THAT ENABLES THE MANAGER TO PUT IT ON THE AGENDA, UH, JUST AS IF THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT, AS SOON AS WE HAD THAT MEETING AND ARE IN A POSITION TO GREAT.

SO WITHOUT OBJECTION, IT WILL BE ON OUR CONSENT AGENDA THAT WAY, UH, FOR THOSE ITEMS, 12, 13, AND 16 AND MANAGER, I WOULD JUST ADD TO IT.

UM, REMEMBER TOBY SAID, I THINK THAT THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO SEE KIND OF WHAT THE OPERATIONAL PLAN IS.

I MEAN, HOW IT'S GOING TO BE MANAGED, WHAT TO EXPECT, UH, UH, FOR, FOR THOSE IN THE, IN THE COMMUNITY, WHEN THEY DRIVE BY OR OTHERWISE LIVING IN PROXIMITY OR WORKING IN PROXIMITY TO THAT FACILITY.

I ALSO AGREE WITH COUNCIL MEMBER TOVA, WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD.

UM, UH, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT THING, BUT WE, WE OBVIOUSLY HAVE TO DO A LITTLE BIT BETTER JOB OF INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY IN THIS DECISION AND MAYOR, IF I COULD, I JUST ALSO WANT TO ENCOURAGE, UM, THE MANAGER TO PULL TOGETHER INFORMATION AS YOU HAVE WITH THE ONE TEXAS CENTER AND WITH OTHER CONVERSATIONS AROUND THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT.

I BELIEVE THAT SOME MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY NOT BE AWARE THAT THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT HAS OPERATED DOWNTOWN FOR, FOR QUITE A LONG MILE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE'RE HAVING A CONVERSATION RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IT'S MOVING SPOTS, BUT IT HAS OPERATED REALLY WELL AND

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IN HARMONY WITH ITS SURROUNDINGS FOR MANY YEARS.

AND SO I, I, I LOOK FORWARD TO THOSE COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS WHERE WE CAN REALLY TALK WITH THE PUBLIC ABOUT WHAT THE OPERATIONS LOOK LIKE ON A REGULAR BASIS.

AND AGAIN, THE IMPORTANT WORK THAT THEY DO AND TO HEAR, UM, HEAR THE CONCERNS THAT THEY MAY HAVE AND WORK ON PLANS TO, TO ADDRESS THOSE MOVING FORWARD.

OKAY.

A COUNSELOR, RIGHT? THIS THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING.

I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST TO BE ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR FOR ITEM 49, WHICH IS THE ITEM THAT WE'LL TAKE UP AFTER EXECUTIVE SESSION APPOINTING THE CITY CLERK.

OKAY.

SO NOTED.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH THIS ONE LAST TIME AND WE'RE GOING TO GO TO SPEAKERS.

UH, WE'LL DO THE SPEAKERS THAT ARE IN PERSON HERE FIRST.

I DUNNO IF WE HAVE A LIST OF THOSE, UH, AND THEN WE'LL DO THE SPEAKERS BY PHONE.

WE'RE GOING TO DO THREE MINUTES THIS MORNING, AND THEN, UH, UM, THREE MINUTES, UM, THIS AFTERNOON ARE USING THE NEW SPEAKER SYSTEM THAT WE HAD PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK REMOTELY AS A, I MEAN, YESTERDAY NOON-ISH I THINK WAS THE TIME THE KIOSK WAS OPEN TILL NINE, 15 THIS MORNING FOR PEOPLE TO SIGN UP, UH, YES.

OVER KELLY.

COULD I PLEASE BE ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR TO ITEM 48? YES.

THANK YOU.

RECORD OR REFLECT THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEM ONE THROUGH 51 POSTPONING ITEMS, 12, 13, AND 16 PULLING ITEM 29 AND 49 ALSO POSTPONING ITEM 48.

UM, ANY COMMENTS BEFORE WE GO TO SPEAKERS CLARK, WHILE I FIND MY LIST, REMEMBER, DO YOU WANT TO CALL THE FIRST, UH, IN-PERSON SPEAKER SHARE ME OR ONE SECOND.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

HI.

WHAT'S NOT READY.

SORRY.

NO, NO.

THAT'S OKAY.

OKAY.

THE FIRST SPEAKER IS CHRIS HARSHBARGER FOR ITEM 12, LINDSEY SANDER.

HAND-ON LEE LEVY, INA PEVSNER FOR ITEM 30.

WE HAVE ALICIA WEIGEL.

ARE WE STARTING NOW? OH, HI.

HEY EVERYONE.

FELICIA ROTH, WEIGEL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER FOR DISTRICT FOUR.

I JUST WANTED TO VOICE MY SUPPORT FOR ITEM 30 AS A MEMBER OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION.

THIS IS TAKING SOME POWER OUT OF OUR HANDS, REDIRECTING IT TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE, WHICH I FEEL IS REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE ULTIMATELY WE, WE DO REALLY GREAT WORK, BUT ULTIMATELY WE'RE A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS.

UM, AND THE ONE NON-DISCRIMINATION HEARING THAT I WAS PART OF AS A COMMISSIONER, I DON'T BELIEVE JUSTICE WAS SERVED.

UH, AT THE BEGINNING OF THE HEARING, THEY CAME IN WITH LIKE A DOSSIER OF LIKE HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS, OF EVIDENCE ABOUT THE NON-DISCRIMINATION CASE.

AND WE HAD NO PRIOR READING TIME.

WE HAD NO TIME TO REVIEW THE EVIDENCE AND INFORMATION, UH, AND WE'RE EXPECTED TO MAKE A DECISION WITHIN LIKE AN HOUR LONG HEARING.

AND I DON'T KNOW HOW FAST YOU ALL READ.

I DON'T READ THAT FAST.

UM, SO I FELT LIKE WE COULDN'T ADEQUATELY REVIEW THE INFORMATION BE FOR BEING ABLE TO DELIVER A VERDICT.

I ALSO FEEL LIKE A LOT OF US WERE CONFUSED ABOUT PARLIAMENTARY PROCESS AND PROCEDURES.

AND SO THE HEARING ENDED BEFORE I GOT TO ASK ALL OF MY QUESTIONS OR EXPLORE ALL THE ASPECTS OF THE CASE THAT I WANTED TO.

UM, AND SO I WAS REALLY UPSET AFTERWARDS BECAUSE I, I TRULY DON'T BELIEVE JUSTICE WAS SERVED IN THAT INSTANCE.

AND SO I THINK WHILE OUR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ARE VITALLY IMPORTANT TO THE CITY, IT'S IMPORTANT TO AFFIRM THAT WE ARE THERE TO ADVISE Y'ALL.

UM, WE HAVE BEEN APPOINTED, WE HAVE NOT BEEN ELECTED.

AND SO I THINK, UH, FOCUSING OUR ROLE ON THAT RATHER THAN ASKING US TO ADJUDICATE BEYOND OUR CAPABILITIES AS A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS IS SUPER IMPORTANT.

UM, AND I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT, UM,

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WELCOMING CAROL AND, AND, UM, ESTABLISHING THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE AND THESE IMPORTANT POWERS AND, UM, PART OF SERVING JUSTICE AS SOMETIMES TAKING POWER OUT OF YOUR OWN HANDS.

AND THAT'S WHAT I'M HOPING Y'ALL WILL DO TODAY.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SPEAKER IS SARAH REYES.

HELLO, GOOD MORNING.

UM, MY NAME IS SARAH REYES.

I'M A POLICY ANALYST AT THE TEXAS CENTER FOR JUSTICE AND EQUITY, UH, FORMERLY TEXAS, UH, CENTER FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE, CRIMINAL JUSTICE COALITION.

WE JUST REBRANDED.

SO GETTING THE HANG OF IT, SAME, SAME ACRONYMS. UM, AND I'M SPEAKING IN FAVOR OF ITEM 30.

UM, SO IN THE SUMMER OF 20, 20, 20 20 DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AND COVID-19, I WAS ON THE STREETS OF BOSTON.

AND EVEN IN FRONT OF THIS VERY BUILDING DEMANDING CHANGE FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR, DEMANDING CHANGE, DEMANDING TRAINING FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR, DEMANDING ACCOUNTABILITY, FOR THOSE IN POWER, PEOPLE OF COLOR HAVE HAD TO FIGHT DAY IN AND DAY OUT TO OBTAIN CIVIL RIGHTS THAT WERE GRANTED TO OTHERS.

WITHOUT QUESTION WITH THAT BEING SAID, THE CREATION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO PROTECT AND ENSURE ALL US AUSTINITES ARE TREATED FAIRLY.

AND TODAY I'M GLAD TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM THAT WILL UPHOLD AND ENFORCE THINGS LIKE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, FAIR HOUSING, AND FAIR CHANCE HIRING.

THESE ARE THINGS THAT MANY INDIVIDUALS, ESPECIALLY PEOPLE OF COLOR HAVE A HARD TIME DEALING WITH IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE.

FOR INSTANCE, INDIVIDUALS WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD HAVE A MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TIME FINDING EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING THAN THOSE WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD.

AND EVERY SINGLE PERSON WITH OR A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND DESERVES THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PRODUCTIVE MEMBER OF SOCIETY, MEANING THAT THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN A JOB OR HOUSING WITHOUT THE FEAR OF THEIR PAST PREVENTING THEM FROM DOING SO.

THERE'S A STIGMA AROUND PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD SOME TYPE OF RECORD.

AND THERE'S THIS IDEA THAT A PAST MISTAKE DEFINES THE WORTH OF AN INDIVIDUAL, BUT IT'S SOMEONE WHO WORKS CLOSELY WITH PEOPLE.

WHO'VE BEEN SYSTEM IMPACTED.

I HAVE TO SAY THAT THE SOCIETY AND THE WORKFORCE ARE REALLY MISSING OUT ON AMAZING INDIVIDUALS.

AND IT IS MY HOPE THAT THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE EDUCATION TO THE COMMUNITY AND HELP RESHAPE THIS NARRATIVE BARRIERS LIKE THIS DO NOT CREATE A HEALTHIER OR SAFER SOCIETY THEY NEVER HAVE, AND THEY NEVER WILL.

THE ENFORCEMENT OF FAIR CHANCE HIRING WILL WITHOUT A DOUBT, CREATE A BETTER COMMUNITY FOR EVERYONE.

IT WILL GIVE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN INCARCERATED, A CHANCE TO BE INDEPENDENT AND A CHANCE TO TAKE CHARGE OF THEIR LIFE.

SO I TRUST THAT THE RESPONSIBILITY THAT THIS OFFICE WILL BE GIVEN WILL HELP TO EMPOWER AND EDUCATE THE PEOPLE OF AUSTIN AND MAKE AUSTIN SAFER FOR EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO NEED IT THE MOST.

THANK YOU, FABIOLA BURRITO.

GOOD MORNING.

GOOD MORNING.

MAYOR MAYOR PRO TEM AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS FABIOLA BARRETO AND I AM THE AUSTIN POLICY COORDINATOR AT WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT.

WE WOULD LIKE TO APPLAUD CITY COUNCIL AND CITY STAFF FOR ALL OF THEIR WORK SINCE 2018 TO CREATE AND FORMALIZE THE DUTIES AND THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS.

THIS OFFICE WILL ENFORCE, EARNED SICK, LEAVE, FAIR CHANCE, HIRING CIVIL OR SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND OTHER LABOR VIOLATIONS.

WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE COUNCIL MEMBER KOSSAR'S DIRECTION AS IT DEALS WITH PROTECTING WORKERS THAT REPORT UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS AT THEIR JOBS AND ENSURING PROTECTION, REGARDLESS OF A WORKER, IF WHETHER A WORKER IS MISCLASSIFIED, THIS IS A HUGE VICTORY FOR WORKING CLASS PEOPLE WITHIN AUSTIN.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, TAKE STEPS TOWARDS MAKING AUSTIN, MAKING SURE THAT AUSTINITES CAN WORK WITHOUT FEAR OF DISCRIMINATION, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT CONTINUE TO BUILD OUR CITY.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HARD WORK.

AND WE URGE YOU TO VOTE.

YES.

ON ITEM 30, QUINCY DUNLAP, GOOD MORNING.

THIS DEEMED ELECTED COLLEAGUES AND APPOINTED COLLEAGUES MAY ATLER MAY APPROACH HIM.

SPENCER CRUX, ANY MANAGER, AND THE REST OF MY ESTEEMED COLLEAGUES ON THE CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS QUINCY DUNLAP.

I AM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE AUSTIN AREA, URBAN LEAGUE, UH, AND I'M HERE IN SUPPORT OF THE PASSAGE OF ITEM 30.

THE MISSION OF THE URBAN LEAGUE MOVEMENT IS TO HELP AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND OTHER UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES ACHIEVE THEIR HIGHEST TRUE SOCIAL PARODY, ECONOMIC SELF-RELIANCE POWER, AND CIVIL RIGHTS.

THE LEAGUE PROMOTES ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION, JOB TRAINING, HOUSING, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, HEALTH, AND QUALITY OF LIFE.

THE VISION OF THE AUSTIN AREA, URBAN LEAGUE IS A CENTRAL

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TEXAS THAT PROVIDES AN EQUITABLE QUALITY OF LIFE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL ITS RESIDENTS IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE.

THE MISSION OF THE AUSTIN AREA URBAN LEAGUE IS TO PROVIDE TWOS TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND OTHER UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS TO PROVIDE A FOUNDATION FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC EQUITY AND EQUALITY.

THE URBAN LEAGUE IS A, IS AN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN SERVICE AGENCY FOUNDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELIMINATING DISCRIMINATION, RACIAL SEGREGATION, INEQUITY, AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND OTHER MINORITIES THAT PARTICIPATE IN ALL PHASES OF LIFE.

I DON'T THINK I NEED TO LECTURE YOU ABOUT WHAT CIVIL RIGHTS IS.

I THINK I NEED TO SPEAK CLEARLY AND SAY THAT THIS IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE WAS AN EXCELLENT STEP FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND I APPLAUD YOU.

WE MUST DO MORE.

WE MUST SUSTAIN AND ADEQUATELY INVEST IN THE RESOURCES, BOTH FROM A HUMAN AND AN IN KIND, NOT IN CON AND A FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE TO SUSTAIN THE SERVICES AND SUPPORTS THAT MS CARL'S OFFICE WILL PROVIDE TO THE CITY.

THE AUSTIN AREA, URBAN LEAGUE IS AN ALLY TO THIS OFFICE AND TO THE CITY.

WE ARE ALSO HERE TO HOLD ACCOUNTABLE.

ANY INEQUITIES THAT COME ABOUT, WE WILL FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS ALONGSIDE THIS OFFICE AND OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS ARE FULLY SUPPORT AND ENDORSE THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. DUNLAP, MR. DUNLAP, AS YOU'RE, AS YOU'RE LEAVING REAL APPROPRIATE THAT YOU'RE HERE.

THANK YOU FOR THESE COMMENTS.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THE URBAN LEAGUE SEEMS TO BE SHOWING UP MORE VISIBLY AND IN MORE PLACES, MORE ACTIVELY HERE IN, IN, IN THE LAST, UH, FEW YEARS, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT MOST RECENTLY WITH THE WORK ON THE HOMELESSNESS EFFORT AND THE SENATE PLAN.

AND, UH, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I'M, I'M, I'M REAL APPRECIATIVE IN THIS ENTIRE DIOCESE FOR, FOR, FOR THEIR RELEASE DOING, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MATT.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE CITY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. THANK YOU, CARRIE MITCHELL, RYAN POLLACK.

DO I JUST GO AHEAD.

COOL.

GOOD MORNING.

I'M RYAN POLICH, IBW LOCAL FIVE 20 INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS.

UH, SPEAKING ON THE HALF OF IBW, LOCAL FIVE 20, THE LOCALS, VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS OFFICE AS WORKERS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES.

WE KNOW ALL TOO WELL THAT WE CAN HAVE ALL THE INCREDIBLE ORDINANCES THAT WE WANT IN ORDER TO PROTECT WORKERS, BUT WITHOUT ENFORCEMENT, WITHOUT ACCOUNTABILITY, SUCH ORDINANCES MORE OFTEN THAN NOT ACCOUNT FOR A LITTLE MORE THAN GOOD INTENTIONS.

ALL OF US ARE HERE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE WE LOVE OUR CITY.

WE WANT A HEALTHY THRIVING AUSTIN.

AND IN ORDER FOR THAT TO HAPPEN, EVERY AUSTIN KNIGHT NEEDS A CHANCE TO THRIVE IN THEIR WORKPLACES AND THEIR HOMES FREE FROM HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION, HOSTILITY, PHYSICAL HARM, AND DESPERATION.

I CAN PERSONALLY ATTEST TO COUNTLESS TIMES THAT I'VE WORKED ON UNSAFE UNSANITARY, ENVIRONMENTALLY DESTRUCTIVE JOB SITES, WHERE WORKERS WERE TOO SCARED TO DEMAND THE ISSUES BE ADDRESSED FOR FEAR OF RETALIATION.

WE'VE COUNTLESS MEMBERS WHO WERE FORMERLY INCARCERATED, WHO NOW HAVE A SECOND CHANCE AT A GOOD JOB FULFILLING LIVES AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

WE FULLY BELIEVE THAT IN SUCH THAT SUCH OPPORTUNITIES NEED TO BE GUARANTEED TO ALL WORKERS IN AUSTIN, IN THE INTEREST OF A HEALTHY, THRIVING CITY THROUGH REDUCING THE DESPERATION OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LEFT WITH NO OPTIONS.

WE APPLAUD THE CITY FOR TAKING THIS INITIATIVE AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU ALL IN THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SENECA SAVOY.

NEXT SPEAKER IS, UM, FOR ITEM 51, RACHEL SCOTT HM.

MAYOR.

THAT CONCLUDES THE IN PERSON SPEAKING.

GREAT.

ANYBODY ELSE HERE THAT WE HAVEN'T CALLED ANSWERED? THAT IS DOE WHY DON'T YOU GO AHEAD AND DO THEN CALL THE FOLKS ON THE PHONE.

MONICA WAS MINE.

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CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

GO AHEAD PLEASE.

UM, I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY FOR YOU START, THE CLOCK SAYS I AM 48 IS POSTPONED.

ARE WE STILL ABLE TO SPEAK ON IT? ONLY ON THE POSTPONEMENT, UH, QUESTION, UH, THE BERETS WE'LL DISCUSS, UH, UH, NEXT WEEK WHEN IT COMES BACK.

UH, THANK YOU, MARY.

THEN ALL I HAVE TO SAY REGARDING THE POSTPONEMENT IS THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT.

THAT ALLOWS MANY OF US ON THIS SIDE OF THE DIETS.

MORE TIME TO READ THE RESOLUTION, READ WHAT YOUR OFFICE, MAYOR ADLER POSTED IN THE SPREADSHEET.

I MEAN, I APPRECIATE THAT MAKES IT GREAT TO FOLLOW WHEN YOU CAN'T TUNE IN TO THE SPECIAL CALL MEETING ON TUESDAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, FRANCES.

AKUNA.

HI, UH, MY NAME IS FRANCIS .

I AM A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT TWO, AND I'M HERE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF FIGHT ON 51.

I WANT TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES FOR THE ADVOCACY AND THE COMMUNITY INCLUSIVE INCLUSION.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY ELSE THEN IN THE, OR THE OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR, UM, SUPPORTING US WHENEVER WE HAVE ISSUES THAT WE CARE ABOUT.

AND, UM, FOR A FEW YEARS, THE CITY HAS TAKEN ACTION TO UPGRADE THE FLOODPLAIN IN EAST AUSTIN, IN SOUTHEAST AUSTIN TO THE ONION CREEK PARK WE HAVE TODAY, WE HAVE THE NEW, WE HAVE VALUED THE NEW GREEN SPACE AND THE MILES OF TRAILS AND GREENBELT.

HOWEVER, IT IS CRITICAL THAT THE PARK RECEIVED THE ADDITIONAL RESOURCE AND FUNDING THAT I NEEDED TO FULFILL THE ORIGINAL MASTER PLAN AND ENSURE THAT IT BECOMES A SOUTHEAST GUIDE AS ENVISIONED THE RESOLUTION WILL HELP THE CITY PROVIDE UPDATED COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, ANY INFORMATION OR OPPORTUNITIES REGARDING THE STATUS OF THE PARK PROJECT AND DEDICATE UPCOMING BOND DOLLARS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW PARK AMENITIES.

THIS RESOLUTION WILL ALSO HELP PROTECT, PROMOTE AND ADVANCE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF DISTRICT TWO.

I DO.

HOWEVER, ASK THAT THE DOVE SPRINGS ORGANIZATIONS IN SOUTHEAST CONTACT TEAM BE AWARE OF ANY DEVELOPMENT, UNEMPLOYED, OR IMPERVIOUS COVER THAT WOULD HAPPEN THE IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL AS BE PART OF ANY DECISIONS MADE WHEN IT COMES TO DECIDING OR STRATEGIZING THE AMENITIES NEEDING NEEDED IN THE ONION CREEK PARK.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

BYE-BYE SARA LEE.

HI, I'M JUST HERE TO, UM, SPEAK ON BEHALF OF ANY ITEMS THAT WERE NEEDED FOR ITEM NUMBER 58.

UM, BUT WE ARE DOING AN RCMP AND TALKING ON THE HALF OF THAT, AND WE'RE JUST CONVERTING AN EXISTING BUILDING, AN AD BEING, UM, THE PARKING AND PAVING IN THE BACK OF IT ON THE BACK OF EXISTING BUILDING, BUT NOTHING TO THE BUILDING ITSELF IS ACTUALLY GOING TO CHANGE MAYOR.

THAT CONCLUDES THE SPEAKERS WE ARE WAITING ON, UM, MS. JOSEPH TO CALL IN.

SO IF YOU, WE CAN GIVE HER A COUPLE OF MINUTES.

OKAY.

IF SHE CALLS IN, WE DO, UH, ALERT US SO THAT WE CAN GIVE HER A CHANCE TO SPEAK COLLEAGUES.

ITEM NUMBER 35 IS THE SETTLEMENT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

UH, LEGAL TOWELS, BABY ROBERTA, TO INTO THAT BLANK IS $99,000.

SO THE RECORD WILL REFLECT THAT.

YES, I'M SORRY.

COULD YOU REPEAT THE AMOUNT? IS THERE OTHER LANGUAGE YOU WANT TO READ INTO THE RECORD? UH, THANK YOU, MAYOR COUNCIL, UH, THE LAW DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS A SETTLEMENT AND THE, UH, ITEM NUMBER 35 IN THE AMOUNT OF $99,000.

OKAY.

THAT OBJECTION, THAT'LL BE THE CONSENT MOTION.

ALL RIGHT, COLLEAGUES AGAIN, CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS, ONE THROUGH 51 BEING POSTPONED OR 12, 13, 16, AND ALSO 48 BEING PULLED OR ITEMS 29 AND 49.

THE BLANK IN 35 IS $99,000.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE

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COUNCIL MEMBER POOL MAKES A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

IS THERE A SECOND COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS SECONDS THAT THANK YOU.

MOTION MOVED AND SECONDED.

ANY, UH, COMMENTS, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER WHITE.

THIS THANK YOU.

I DID WANT TO BRIEFLY TOUCH ON ITEM 51, WHICH IS THE IFC THAT I HAVE BROUGHT FORWARD REGARDING THE ONION CREEK METRO PARK, UM, COLLEAGUES, AS YOU KNOW, IT'S, UM, KIND OF BITTERSWEET FOR US IN SOUTHEAST BECAUSE HUNDREDS, HUNDREDS OF ACRES OF THE FLOOD PLAIN IN SOUTHEAST AUSTIN THAT MAKE UP THIS PARK, UM, WAS ONCE THE AREA THAT WAS FLOODED AND, UH, AS A RESULT OF THE HOMES AND FAMILIES THAT WERE DISPLACED.

UM, AND SO WHAT WE HAVE IS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TURN SUCH A SAD MOMENT OF OUR HISTORY INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.

AND WE HAVE, UH, THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN ENGAGED IN CREATING A VISION PLAN.

THE VISION PLAN WAS FINALIZED IN 2019.

UH, AND SINCE THEN, UM, WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT WE DEDICATE RESOURCES, ATTENTION, UH, AND CONTINUE THE UPDATES TO THE COMMUNITY THAT ENSURES THAT WE'RE ABLE TO FULFILL THIS VISION PLAN.

UH, IT WILL ONCE DEVELOP THIS PARK WILL BE THE CROWN JEWEL OF SOUTHEAST.

AND SO I REALLY APPRECIATE MY CO-SPONSORS ON THIS ITEM, UM, AND ALSO APPRECIATE THE DEDICATION OF OUR PARKS AND RECREATION STAFF TO ENSURING US, UH, THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING THIS FORWARD AND TO MAKE SURE THAT IT BECOMES, UH, A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY BENEFIT.

ALSO WANTED TO TOUCH ON A COUPLE OF OTHER ITEMS. UH, EARLIER THIS SUMMER DURING OUR BUDGET DELIBERATION, I BROUGHT FORWARD A BUDGET WRITER, THE ASKS OR, UH, THAT DIRECTED RESOURCES TO ASSESS, IDENTIFY, AND EXPLORE AND DEVELOP A VIABLE, SUSTAINABLE LONGER-TERM SOLUTION TO ADDRESSING THE ISSUE OF DIGITAL EQUITY IN AUSTIN.

AND TODAY WE HAVE ITEMS 36, 37 AND 38 THAT DO JUST THAT.

I'M HAPPY TO SUPPORT THESE ITEMS. AND I WANT TO THANK OUR DIRECTOR DIRECTOR WEEKS AND HIS TEAM FOR PROACTIVELY SEEKING OUT THESE GRANT DOLLARS THAT WILL ASSIST IMPACTED RESIDENTS FROM THE PANDEMIC AND, UH, SUCH INCREDIBLE WORK AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT THESE POSITIONS WILL PROVIDE FROM A DEDICATED TELEHEALTH KIOSKS IN OUR LIBRARIES.

UM, BRINGING FORWARD THE DIGITAL NAVIGATORS TO HELP FOLKS, UH, ACCESS THE INTERNET AND, UM, ACCESS INFORMATION AND PROGRAMMING ONLINE.

UH, AND IT'S JUST INCREDIBLE.

AND I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT FOR, UM, FOR THE COMMUNITY THAT, UH, WE, THE CITY HAS POSTED FOR THESE DIGITAL NAVIGATORS AND I ENCOURAGE THE COMMUNITY TO GO ONLINE AND APPLY@AUSTINCITYJOBS.ORG.

THANK YOU.

HMM I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING THIS OUT TO 51, SO CADILLAC TO BE LISTED ALSO AS A SPONSOR, UH, THAT, UM, I REMEMBER DRIVING THROUGH THIS AREA, YOU KNOW, THE MORNING AFTER THE STORMS AND IT WAS A HORRIFIC SITUATION, UH, FOR PEOPLE.

AND THEN IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING THAT, UH, AS PEOPLE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT, UH, WHAT TO DO MANY PEOPLE LIVING IN SITUATIONS THAT, UH, IT JUST WASN'T, IT WASN'T RIGHT.

UH, THE GREAT EFFORTS OF THE CITY TRYING TO DEAL WITH BULLYING QUICKLY, UH, WHICH SEEMED TO TAKE WAY TOO LONG TO DO.

AND WE HAD TO WORK THROUGH A LOT OF POLICIES AND RESOLUTIONS ON, ON, ON HOW IT IS THAT YOU TRY TO RE TO HELP PEOPLE RECOVER.

THOSE WERE DIFFICULT TIMES.

AND I, AND I HOPE THAT WHEN PEOPLE USE THE, THIS PARK IN THIS AREA THAT ARE CONSTANTLY REMINDED OF THE PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE, UH, THAT USED TO LIVE IN THOSE PLACES.

SO THANK YOU FOR, FOR BRINGING BACK.

I ENDED UP FORWARD.

I'M ALSO REAL PLEASED TO SEE ALL THIS AGENDA ITEMS THREE AT 41, WHICH ARE THE CONTINUATION OF CONTRACTS, HELPING PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND AGAIN, AS WE DO THESE CONTRACTS, UH, UH, UH, AND, AND FUNDING, I HOPE AND TRUST MANAGER, THAT WE'RE BEING THE EXAMPLE ON THE, UH, DATA COLLECTION AND THE STANDARDIZATION OF THAT, THAT WE'RE ASKING ALL FUNDERS TO DO HIT THE, IN THE CITY, AGAIN, A SHOUT OUT TO ST DAVID'S AND TO DELL FOUNDATION FOR HER HELPING THE CITY AND THE COUNTY AND, AND, AND OTHERS.

UM, I THINK THAT, UM, UH, STRATAS MADE A CONTRIBUTION AS WELL.

I MEAN, THEY'RE COMING IN, I JUST REALLY APPRECIATE THAT WORK, BUT ALL OF THOSE FUNDERS ARE BEING ASKED TO DO THE SAME IN, IN DATA, UH, AS WELL AS THE SERVICE PROVIDERS.

SO, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

UH, EXCITED TO SEE THE MUSIC FUNDING AND ITEMS SEVEN AND EIGHT COMING ITEM SEVEN AND EIGHT, COMING FROM THE ARPA DOLLARS, HELPING BOTH VENUES AND INDIVIDUALS KIND OF CORE TO OUR VALUES AND WHO WE ARE, MEXICAN ART, THE MUSEUM ITEM, NUMBER 14, UH, THIS MAKES THIS EVEN MORE REAL.

AND, AND, UH, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME AND COMING FOR THAT,

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I WOULD POINT OUT TO THE COMMUNITY THAT IS PART OF THIS, UH, MEXICO, GOD, THEY, UH, HAS, UH, HAS, UH, HAD A RAISED THAT, THAT THEY'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR DOING, UH, IN, UH, IN THE, IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO PEOPLE THAT, UH, LOVE THAT OPPORTUNITY, LOVE THAT MUSEUM, UH, LOVE BRINGING THAT CULTURE AND MAINTAINING IT IN OUR CITY.

UM, UH, WE JUST DON'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE KIND OF ART THAT MEXICO DAY BRINGS TO OUR COMMUNITY OTHER THAN IT MEXICO ART DAY.

BUT IF PEOPLE WANT TO HELP WITH THAT EFFORT, I KNOW MEXICO TODAY IS LOOKING FOR SUPPORT IN THE COMMUNITY IN ORDER TO, TO, TO, TO DO THAT ELEMENT.

UH, I THINK THERE'LL BE CONVERSATIONS HERE IN THE SECOND ON ITEM, NUMBER 30, THE CIVIL RIGHTS, UH, ITEM.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I'M JUST REAL PROUD TO BE PART OF A COUNCIL THAT IS DOING THAT, UH, BY THIS ACTION, UH, HERE AUSTIN CONTINUES TO TAKE THE LEAD ON THESE ISSUES, WHICH IS WHAT AUSTIN HAS DONE ON CIVIL RIGHTS, THE ACTION TODAY, MAKING WHAT WE DO THAT MUCH MORE ENFORCEABLE AND REACH THAT MANY MORE PEOPLE.

UH, I WAS SAYING THIS MORNING THAT I REMEMBER GRADUATING FROM LAW SCHOOL AND BEGINNING MY CAREER DOING CIVIL RIGHTS LAW IN FRONT OF THE AUSTIN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AT THE TIME, WHICH WAS JUST AN ARM OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE EOC THAT'S CUMBERSOME.

UH, BUT IT WAS WONDERFUL.

UH, BUT THE THOUGHT THAT WE WOULD ACTUALLY HAVE OUR OWN ARM AND OUR OWN TOOLS, AND THEN WE COULD GO BEYOND THE PROTECTIONS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, UH, WAS A PIPE DREAM BACK THEN, UH, AND IS FURTHER AND FURTHER BEING REALIZED, PROUD TO BE PART OF A COUNCIL THAT'S DONE A FAIR CHANCE HIRING AND WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.

AND THAT WAY WE WOULD DO TO REALLY IMPORTANT THOSE, UH, AND THEN, UH, THE, THE, THE DECK ITEM THAT'S MOVING, UH, FORWARD, UH, MANAGERS AS, UM, UM, AS THOSE, UH, ITEMS MOVE FORWARD.

UM, UH, I'M SURE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE TALKING TO THE, THE, UH, DAC ADVISORY COMMISSION, THE DOWNTOWN COMMISSION, UH, BUT ALSO GOOD TO INVOLVE THE ARTS AND MUSIC COMMISSION, UH, WHERE THEIR MEMBERS, UH, IN THIS CONVERSATION, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WITH THE RESOLUTION WE PASSED IN MAY, 2020, WE HAD IDENTIFIED THAT AS A VENUE OR A SITE FOR THAT ACTIVITY, THIS OBVIOUSLY IMPACTS THAT AND HAS THAT KIND OF A SHARED ACCESS.

WE NEED TO INVOLVE THEM, UH, IN THIS CONVERSATION, UH, AS, UH, AS, AS WELL.

OKAY.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, KELLY COUNCIL MEMBER POOL, AND THEN COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

THANK YOU.

I WOULD LIKE THE RECORD TO REFLECT A, NO VOTE FOR ME ON ITEM 35.

I'D LIKE TO ABSTAIN FROM ITEM 30 AND KNOW AN ITEM 48.

UM, THANK YOU FOR THE WORK THAT YOU DID ON THIS, UH, COLLEAGUES.

IT'S A REALLY GREAT ITEM AND IT'S NECESSARY, ESPECIALLY NOW THAT WE'RE IN A HOUSING CRISIS AND WE'VE IDENTIFIED THAT, UM, WITH 48, THERE WAS DISCUSSION THIS MORNING THAT I HAD CAUGHT WIND OF IN THE COMMUNITY ABOUT CONCERNS OF THE STUDY COMING BACK IN A YEAR.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO UPDATE ANYONE WHO MAY BE PAYING ATTENTION TO THIS, THAT THERE IS AN INTERIM UPDATE THAT WILL BE PRESENTED BY MAY 1ST.

SO WE WILL GET AN INTERIM UPDATE ON THAT.

SO THANK YOU.

IT'S STILL A LITTLE TIME TO WORK ON THAT 48 BEING POSTPONED TILL NEXT WEEK.

THAT'S OKAY.

UH, IT'S GOOD TO HIGHLIGHT GOOD.

THE HIGHLIGHT AND GATHER A POOL.

THANKS.

I WANTED TO TALK JUST BRIEFLY ABOUT ITEM 44, WHICH WAS A REDUCTION IN THE SPEED LIMIT, UM, ON NORTH LAMAR FOR THE, NOT YOUR ORDINARY SCHOOL CHARTER SCHOOL.

UM, WE HAD MANY CONSTITUENTS IN DISTRICT SEVEN WRITING TO MY OFFICE BACK IN THE EARLY FALL, ASKING FOR, UH, THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO WORK ON REQUESTING A REDUCTION IN THE SPEED ON NORTH LAMAR.

AND THOSE OF YOU WHO DRIVE NORTH LAMAR KNOW HOW FAST CARS CAN DRIVE ON THERE.

AND THERE ARE A NUMBER OF, UH, RELIGIOUS, UM, UH, INSTITUTIONS UP THERE AND SCHOOLS ALONG THAT STRETCH.

AND SO I WAS REALLY PLEASED, UH, UH, TO SEE WHEN MY STAFF CONNECTED THE OPERATIONS MANAGER OF THE NIAZ CHARTER SCHOOL TO TXDOT AND, UM, OUR TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT THAT THIS CHANGE WAS, UM, MADE IT HAS HAPPENED.

AND, UM, THIS JUST SHOWS HOW RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT CAN BE TO THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY, EVEN IN SMALLER AREAS.

THIS WILL HAVE A BIG IMPACT.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE SUPPORT ON ITEM 44, REMEMBER KITCHEN, UM, YES, A COUPLE OF THINGS I WANTED TO BE SHOWN AS A CO-SPONSOR ON 51 AND ONE AND TWO, UM, UH, SAY THANK YOU AND APPLAUD COUNCIL MEMBER OF WINTERS FOR BRINGING THAT FORWARD.

UM, THE ONION CREEK METRO PARK IS, I THINK YOU SAID IS, UH, IS A WAY TO, TO BRING SOME BEAUTY TO WHAT WAS A REALLY, UH, REALLY HORRIBLE, TRAGIC SITUATION FOR THAT PART OF, UH, YOU KNOW, FOR OUR CITY.

UH, I, UH,

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I REPRESENT THE UPPER ONION CREEK, WHICH ALSO HAD SOME VARIOUS SERIOUS ISSUES AROUND FLOODING FLOODING.

AND SO I'M FAMILIAR WITH THE WHOLE AREA AND WHAT WAS EXPERIENCED.

AND SO I THINK THIS IS EXCELLENT.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AND ASK YOU TO INCLUDE ME AS A CO-SPONSOR.

UM, AND THEN ON THE THANK YOU MAYOR, I, UH, COULDN'T AGREE MORE ON ITEMS NUMBER THREE AND 41 RELATED TO OUR, OUR HOMELESS SYSTEM, UH, HOMELESS, UM, THESE CONTRACTS, THE DATA, UH, I WANT TO, UM, ECHO WHAT YOU MENTIONED, UH, DATA IS GOING TO BE, UM, OR CONTINUES TO BE, UH, NECESSARY FOR US TO UNDERSTAND THE, UM, THAT WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

AND SO HAVING THE CITY CONTRIBUTE TO THE, THE DATA THAT ECHO, UH, COLLECTS AND ANALYZES FOR US AS A CITY IS GOING, IS NECESSARY AND, UM, CRITICAL FOR US TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE DOING, WHAT IT IS THAT WE'RE DOING, THAT'S MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

UM, THEN I WOULD JUST SAY, UM, I KNOW THAT, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER CASARA WILL BE SPEAKING IN ITEM NUMBER 30 OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS.

UM, I THINK THAT THIS IS A GREAT, UM, STEP FORWARD FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO, UM, HAVE THAT OFFICE, UH, DEVOTED TO THIS AND COUNCIL MEMBER QATAR.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE AMENDMENT THAT YOU'LL BE SPEAKING TO AND THE ITEMS THAT YOU'RE BRINGING FORWARD TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THAT'S PART OF THE WORK.

SO, UM, YES.

OKAY.

THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO SPEAK TO RIGHT NOW.

SO THANK YOU.

ANYBODY ELSE SPEAKING, COUNSELOR COULD, SORRY.

DID YOU WANT TO MOVE AND OKAY, WE'LL GO TO COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR, AND THEN , I COULDN'T TELL IF YOU, YOU SAW ME, UM, SINCE I THOUGHT WE HAD A MOTION ALREADY.

UM, GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

UM, I WANTED TO ASK STAFF REALLY QUICKLY ON ITEM 10, WHETHER THAT SHOULD BE POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 9TH OR TO WHICH TIME IN JANUARY AT THIS POINT, COME TO MY BUBBLE.

WE'LL POSTPONE IT.

TELL DECEMBER 9TH, AND THEN IF WE NEED TO WE'LL POSTPONE IT AGAIN.

THAT'S FINE.

I JUST WANTED TO FLAG THAT IT FOR MY COLLEAGUES, THAT IT, THAT WE MAY NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME ON THAT.

SO JANUARY FROM MY UNDERSTANDING, UM, THANK YOU.

I WANTED TO SPEAK REALLY BRIEFLY, UM, TO THE ITEMS RELATED TO THE ARTS.

UM, SO FOR ITEM, I THINK FIVE, SEVEN, AND EIGHT, UM, AND TO, TO CALL ATTENTION TO Q AND A FOR, I THINK IT'S UNDER ITEM SEVEN WHERE, UM, I ASKED STAFF TO GO THROUGH HOW OUR, OUR BA ARTS FUNDING HAD BEEN SPENT.

I THINK IT'S REALLY INSTRUCTIVE, AND I THINK WE'VE MADE REALLY GOOD PROGRESS ON GETTING THAT FUNDING OUT THE DOOR.

AND SO I WANTED TO CALL FOLKS ATTENTION TO THAT.

I'M NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH EVERY BIT OF THIS.

UM, ITEM FIVE THOUGH, DOES, UM, RATIFY THE CONTRACT TO GET THE ADDITIONAL FUNDING INTO THE NONPROFIT ARTS LEAF GRANT.

I'M VERY EXCITED THAT WE'RE GOING TO AT THE END OF THE DAY, UM, BE ABLE TO FUND EVERY ORGANIZATION THAT APPLIED THAT WAS QUALIFIED.

UM, AND I THINK MY COLLEAGUES FOR HELPING TO MAKE THAT POSSIBLE WITH OUR APPROPRIATIONS AND TO STAFF FOR THAT.

UM, I ALSO WANTED TO THINK, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER QUINTUS FOR HER LEADERSHIP ON, UH, PUSHING FORWARD ADDITIONAL, UM, UH, ENHANCEMENTS TO THE ONION CREEK PARK.

I KNEW THIS IS, UH, A REAL OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO HAVE YET ANOTHER, UM, GEM OF A PARK DEVELOPED.

AND I WAS PROUD THAT THE AUSTIN SPILLING CONSERVATION CORPS WAS ABLE TO WORK ON SOME TRAIL PROJECTS OVER THE LAST YEAR OR SO IN THAT AREA.

UM, SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP ON THAT.

THANK YOU COLLEAGUES.

BEFORE WE GO BACK UP TO THE DAY AS THE PERSON WHO CALLED IN HAS NOW, UH, IS ON THE LINES OR LET'S GIVE THAT PERSON A CHANCE TO SPEAK AND THEN WE'LL COME RIGHT BACK.

XENOPHOBIA JOSEPH, THANK YOU, MAYOR, YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL A RELATIVELY THINKING LAST WEEK TO CALL THE CITY CLERK OF, BECAUSE SHE WOULD ALWAYS SEND ME THE COVID AND I APPRECIATE THAT AS IT RELATES TO THE AGENDA ITEMS, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT SPECIFICALLY AS IT RELATED TO ITEM 48, WHICH IS ABOUT REDUCING THE COST OF LIVING IN AUSTIN.

I JUST WANTED THE CITY MANAGER TO INCLUDE A MAP LEGALLY WE COULD DENSITIES AND THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME, AND EACH OF THE DISTRICTS FOUND PAYMENT ASSISTANCE.

HOW MANY HOMES USE HAD BEEN ASSISTED IN ADDITION TO THE 29 HOMES

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THAT YOU DISCUSSED DURING THE WORK SESSION THIS WEEK, AND ALSO TO BRING BACK INFORMATION ON WHETHER OR NOT HE WOULD PLAN ON UPDATING THE SMART GUY.

AND I WAS JUST CALLED TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT SHE TRANSIT IN UNIT AND ASK YOU TO LOOK AT THAT ITEM AGAIN, BECAUSE THE STAFF IS ABLE TO LEAD THAT.

SO WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT INCOME ZONING AND PLANNING AND HOUSING, AS YOU TALKED ABOUT ON TUESDAY, I JUST WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE THAT PART OF THE PROBLEM IS BECAUSE TRANSIT CAN BE WAIVED.

AND SO THAT'S NOT AN INCENTIVE FOR THE DEVELOPERS TO ACTUALLY INCLUDE TRANSIT IN THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO ITEM 10, I DON'T HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ABOUT THE MINORITY CHAMBER ALLOCATION OF FUNDING.

I DO SEE THAT WE INCLUDE THE PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT PROVISION THAT I MENTIONED LAST WEEK.

2.3, SO THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THAT PART OF THE FUNDING IS FROM A GOVERNMENT ENTITY.

AND THEY ARE A GOVERNMENTAL BODY IN THAT RESPECT AS EARLY TO ITEM 39 EACH AND SPECIFICALLY THE 53 10 FUNDS FROM THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION.

IT'S THE ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FIFTY FIVE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY TWO DOLLARS PARTIALLY FUNDED THROUGH CAMPO.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I DO, UH, APPRECIATE THAT THE SENIORS CAN GET TO THE CONGREGATE FACILITIES THAT I WANT TO CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION THAT IT'S NOT EQUITABLE BECAUSE IT'S $6 A TRIP COMPARED TO $2 AND 50 CENTS BUS PASS.

AND SO, AS IT RELATES TO THE 53 10 FINDS OUT, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT COUNCIL MEMBER MENTOR MARIA WAS BIASED WHEN HE GOT A SPECIAL BUS FOR HIS CONSTITUENTS, WHILE THE SENIORS AT MERRILL TOWN WALK A MILE, AND THOSE IN COLLINGWOOD AND DISTRICT ONE WALK A HALF A MILE TO BREAKER.

SO I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO REVISIT, UH, THE NEW HALL, THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD MEMBERS, SO THAT THERE'S NOT BIAS AND THAT YOU CONSIDER A TRANSIT DEPENDENT LIGHTER.

AND LASTLY, I JUST WANTED TO SAY, AS IT RELATES TO ITEM 43, COPY, NUMBER TWO MENTIONED IT AT NOT YOUR ORDINARY SCHOOL.

THERE NEEDS TO BE A MITT BLOCK, PEDESTRIAN HYBRID BEACON, WHICH IS LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE FROM THE SCHOOL WAS LOW.

AND MR. DONALD NORTON WAS 65 IN HIS WHEELCHAIR.

HE WAS KILLED IN THAT VICINITY, UH, HIS SERVICE ANIMALS LIVE BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN 16 AND THEY'RE STILL A MID-BLOCK STUFF BY THE METROPOLITAN COURT.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP THE STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS, THERE'S AN APARTMENT COMPLEX RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET.

AND SO TRANSIT DEPENDENT LIGHTERS CROSSING THAT BUSY INTERSECTION, AND I WILL HOPE THAT ANOTHER PERSON DOESN'T HAVE TO DIE FROM CHINA.

THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING.

THAT CONCLUDES ALL THE SPEAKERS CONTINUING BACKUP ON THE COUNCIL MEMBER, TOBA MAYOR.

CAN I ASK YOU A SUPER QUICK QUESTION ABOUT NUMBER THREE OF OUR STAFF, UM, STAFF, CAN YOU HELP ME UNDERSTAND, IS THIS IMPLEMENTED, IS THIS SORT OF INVESTING SOME OF THE FIRST FUNDING THAT WE PROVIDED IN THIS YEAR'S BUDGET OR IS THIS IN ADDITION TO THE FUNDING THAT WE ALLOCATED IN THIS YEAR'S BUDGET FOR THE, UM, MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES DELIVERED THROUGH THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT AND INTEGRAL CARE.

AND IF WE NEED TO WAIT AND GET THAT ANSWER TO ME LATER, THAT'S FINE.

I'M SUPPORTIVE OF IT.

SO I'M GOING TO SUPPORT IT EITHER WAY.

I THINK WE NEED, I THINK WE NEED THE MONEY THAT WE ALLOCATED THIS SUMMER IN ADDITION TO IT OTHER SO, BUT IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO, TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS ONE MONTH RENEWAL IS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE LARGER INVESTMENT MAYOR AND COUNCIL ROBERT KING IS BEING MOVED OVER AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO THAT QUESTION.

THANK YOU.

IN THE MEANTIME, I WANT TO MAKE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER FRONTIERS.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ADDED TO YOUR ITEM IF THAT'S ACCEPTABLE TO YOU.

I VERY RARELY DO THAT, BUT I FEEL REALLY STRONGLY ABOUT THIS WHEN I THANK YOU ALSO FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP.

I'M SORRY.

I THINK I SAID THE WRONG NUMBER 51.

UM, FOR ALL THE REASONS THAT MY COLLEAGUES HAVE SAID, I KNOW RIGHT AFTER THE FLOODS, I WAS, I WAS ONE OF THE FOLKS DOWN THERE, UM, INTERACTING WITH AND VOLUNTEERING AND, AND HANDING OUT FOOD TO THOSE WHO ARE ARRIVING AFTER THE DEVASTATION THAT THEY'D EXPERIENCED IN THEIR HOMES.

AND IT WAS HORRIFIC.

AND I, UM, JUST GOSH, UH, AND THEN DRIVING THROUGH AND TALKING TO RESIDENTS WHO WERE TRYING TO CLEAN UP IN THOSE WEEKS AFTER WE WERE JUST, JUST AN EXPERIENCE I'LL NEVER FORGET.

AND SO I APPRECIATE, I APPRECIATE, UM, ALL THE BITTERSWEET, UM, ALL THE BITTERSWEET EMOTIONS THAT ARE GOING INTO THE CREATION OF THIS PARK, WHERE ONCE, UM, HOUSES WERE, AND, AND ALSO APPRECIATE THE PREVIOUS ACTION THAT YOU BROUGHT

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TO REALLY COMMEMORATE AND HONOR AND RECOGNIZE, UM, THE LOSSES AND THE TRAGEDIES THAT TOOK PLACE IN THAT AREA.

BUT, BUT ALSO I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE PARK AND THE WAY IN WHICH NEW GENERATIONS OF FAMILIES IN THAT AREA WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO, TO CELEBRATE AND TO BE JOYFUL IN THAT SPACE AS WELL.

LET'S SEE.

I SEE MR. KINGDON, THANK YOU.

COULD YOU HELP ME UNDERSTAND BACK TO A DIFFERENT SUBJECT NUMBER THREE, AND WHETHER THIS IS THE INVESTMENT OF THE DOLLARS THAT THE, THAT WE WERE ABLE TO ALLOCATE THROUGH THIS YEAR'S BUDGET PROCESS, OR IF THIS IS IN ADDITION FUNDS, IN ADDITION TO THOSE THAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO, I THINK WE DID.

I THINK WE INVESTED SOME ADDITIONAL MONEY THROUGH OUR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN DOLLARS.

SO I'D HAVE TO REALLY REMIND MYSELF I BROUGHT THE MEASURE, BUT NOW I CAN'T REMEMBER WHERE WE FOUND THE MONEY FROM.

I THINK IT WAS ARPA FUNDING, BUT, BUT IF NOT, IT WAS THROUGH, THROUGH SOME OTHER SOURCE, BUT CAN YOU HELP US UNDERSTAND, IS THIS, IS THAT, IS THIS, THAT FUNDING? IS THIS AFFECTING THAT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THAT FUNDING OR IS IT IN ADDITION TO THAT FUNDING? THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER, TOVO ROBERT KING HOME WITH THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT.

THIS ITEM IS TO, UM, EXTEND THE CONTRACT WITH THE FUNDING THAT WAS APPROVED DURING THE BUDGET PROCESS.

AND THIS FUNDING DID COME FROM THE ARPA FUNDING.

SO THIS ADDITIONAL, UM, FUNDING 311,467, UH, WOULD COME OUT OF THE OPERA FUNDING THAT WAS CARVED OUT FOR THE HOMELESS GIFTS RESPONSE.

SUPER THANK YOU.

AND JUST AS A REMINDER, AND MR. KINGDOM, I WOULD INVITE YOU TO PROVIDE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

THIS IS TO HELP THOSE 300 INDIVIDUALS.

I BELIEVE THE WAITLIST IS NOW UP TO ABOUT 300 INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, ALSO IN NEED OF MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES AND HAVE EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN RECEIVING THEM.

AND THEY ARE ON A WAITING LIST FOR THOSE SERVICES IS NOT ACCURATE.

YES, THAT IS ACCURATE.

THIS IS TO HELP US, UH, DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS ON OUR WAIT LIST HERE AT THE COMMUNITY COURT IN PARTNERSHIP, OF COURSE, WITH INTEGRAL CARE, BUT ALSO IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALLIANCE, BECAUSE THEY ARE A PARTNER IN THIS PROGRAM AND ARE FUNDING A COMPARABLE AMOUNT TO THE CITY'S INVESTMENT.

SO IT'S EXTENDING THE REACH, UH, THROUGH THAT PARTNERSHIP TO SERVE INDIVIDUALS ON THE WAY IT LISTEN.

AND IT, AND IS IT ABOUT 300 STILL? IS THAT WAIT LIST A LOT ABOUT A 300.

YEAH.

YEAH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND THANKS FOR, THANKS FOR YOUR WORK.

YOU KNOW, I COLLEAGUES, I JUST REGARD THIS AS AN AREA THAT NEEDS, THAT IS A HIGH, HIGH PRIORITY.

AND SO AS WE'RE ABLE TO, TO IDENTIFY ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO ME, THIS IS, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE FIRST PROGRAMS WE SHOULD LOOK TO, TO, TO PROVIDE THAT, THAT REALLY IMPORTANT, UM, HEALTHCARE TO INDIVIDUALS WHO, WHO ARE, ARE BOTH IN NEED OF IT, AND ALSO HAVE EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN RECEIVING THOSE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES.

AND I THINK THAT'S IT.

I THINK THAT WAS THE LAST THING I HAD TO SAY.

UH, NO ONE MORE, UM, MAYOR, I JUST WANT TO REALLY, I SEE SOME, I SEE, UH, DIRECTOR, UH, ROSKOW HERE FROM MEXICO PARTE AND, UM, BOARD MEMBERS DO AT HIRSCH.

AND I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

THIS IS AN EXCITING MOMENT TO SEE, TO SEE MEXICO DAY AT THIS STAGE OF THEIR, OF THEIR RENOVATION AT, UH, THEIR IMPORTANT COMMUNITY RESOURCE DOWNTOWN.

AND SO I, I AM WANTING TO, I JUST WANT TO AMPLIFY MAYOR ADLER'S CALL TO THE COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT THIS IMPORTANT COMMUNITY RESOURCE AS THEY UNDERTAKE THAT PROJECT AND, AND INVITE YOU TO HELP MAKE UP THAT PRIVATE, THAT GAP FROM, IN THEIR FUNDING TO GET THAT PROJECT COMPLETE SO THAT THEY CONTINUE DOING THEIR GOOD WORK COUNTER OF OCTOBER.

I THINK YOU THANKED EVERYBODY WITH RESPECT TO THE, I HAD TO GO CARE DA DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALLIANCE AND DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY COURT, UH, INITIATIVE, EXCEPT YOURSELF.

YOU HAD TOOK AN INTEGRAL ROLE IN THOSE PARTIES COMING TOGETHER TO DO THAT.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP ABOUT AS WELL.

ALL RIGHT, COLLEAGUES, UH, WE HAVE OUR MOTION IN FRONT OF US.

UH, NOW , UM, MAYOR, I WOULD LIKE FOR US TO PASS, UM, THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE OR THE CIVIL RIGHTS ORDINANCE ON CONSENTIVE FOSSIL, BUT I DID HAVE THIS ADDITIONAL, UH, DIRECTION.

I DID WANT TO ASK THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER THREE QUESTIONS TO SORT OF CLARIFY THIS AND LAY OUT FOR THE PUBLIC, WHAT IT IS.

SO BASED ON WHAT YOU PREFER, I'M HAPPY TO HAVE IT HOT ON CONSENT OR HAPPY TO DO IT SHORTLY AFTER CONSENT BASED ON WHAT THE DICE WOULD LIKE.

GO AHEAD AND HAVE YOU DO THE DIRECTIONS OR THE DIRECTION CAN BE PART OF THE, UH, OKAY.

THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

SO, UM, THE CIVIL RIGHTS ORDINANCE, UH, WILL GIVE THE FULL POWER AND AUTHORITY TO CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE, WHICH WE'RE SO PROUD TO HAVE, UM, TO, TO ADJUDICATE ISSUES, ENFORCER OUR RULES.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN WORKING TOWARDS FOR A VERY LONG TIME, REALLY, UH, PROUD THAT WE HAVE MS. JOHNSON HERE.

THANK YOU FOR COMING

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FROM OUT OF STATE TO HELP US WITH THIS.

THANK YOU MANAGER FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK, SETTING THIS UP AND TO A FORMER DEPUTY MANAGER RIVERA VANDERMEY FOR HER, FOR HER WORK ON THIS.

UM, WE'LL SEND HER A NOTE IN BOULDER THAT WE FINALLY GOT THIS, UH, GOT THIS DONE, UM, UH, IN TO, UM, PUTTING THIS FORWARD, YOU KNOW, OR THE PRO IT'S PRIMARILY IN THE ORDINANCES ARE OUR BEST ABILITY TO, UH, TO BETTER ENFORCE OUR CIVIL RIGHTS RULES.

BUT MS. JOHNSON ALSO IN OUR, THE ORDINANCE WE'RE PASSING TODAY, IT SEEMS TO EXPAND OUR ABILITY TO WORK