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GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THIS MEET DIRECTORS TODAY.

WE'RE HOLDING IT AT OUR TEMPORARY HOME WITH THE AUSTIN ENERGY HEADQUARTERS, AND WE'RE GRATEFUL THAT WE'RE SHARING RESOURCES WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

SO THANK YOU CITI FOR HOSTING US HERE AND YOUR NEW BEAUTIFUL BUILDING.

UM, IT'S THIS MEETING IS CALLED NOW TO ORDER TODAY'S WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15TH, AND THE TIME IS 2:05 PM.

AS A REMINDER, THE TRANSIT, THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES BOTH AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE AND OTHER INTERPRETER SERVICES.

WE JUST REQUEST 24 HOURS NOTICE, PLEASE.

AND IF YOU NEED ANY OF THOSE SERVICES IN THE FUTURE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR BOARD LIAISON, CHLOE MAXWELL AND HER CONTACT INFORMATION IS IN THE BOARD PACKET AT EACH OF OUR POSTINGS.

UM, I BELIEVE WE DON'T HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENT TODAY.

OKAY, GREAT.

SO WITH THAT, I'D LIKE TO MOVE FORWARD TO OUR DISCUSSION ITEMS. OUR FIRST

[2. Technical Advisory Committee Reports]

ITEM TODAY IS THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORTS.

AND TO START US OFF, I'M DELIGHTED TO SHARE THE REPORT ON BEHALF OF THE PLANNING SUSTAINABILITY EQUITY AND DB ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WHICH I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND ON DR.

BURNETT'S BEHALF.

SO THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR GROUP WITH, WITH ME.

UM, SO WE HAD, UH, OUR PERMIT, THE AGENDA ITEMS THAT WE DISCUSSED.

WE MET ON DECEMBER 1ST OF THIS YEAR AND WE HAD OUR, UM, I'M SORRY, I GOT THE WRONG ONE.

UM, PLANNING SUSTAINABILITY EQUITY.

THE PIECE THAT COMMITTEE MEETING HAPPENED ON DECEMBER 2ND, 2020 FIRST.

AND WE HAD TWO ITEMS ON OUR AGENDA.

ONE WAS THE EQUITABLE TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT UPDATE FROM ANNA LAN AND THE COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOP UPDATE ON THE DRUG BY PETER MULLEN.

THE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS FOR ITEM.

NUMBER ONE, THE MEMBERS DISCUSSED THE IMPORTANCE OF TREES AND SHADE THAT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR PEDESTRIANS ALONG THE DRAG MEMBERS HIGHLIGHTED THE SAFETY OF PEDESTRIANS WHEN THERE ARE MULTIPLE MODES ON SIDEWALK, SUCH AS A SHARED USE PATH FOR BIKES, ELECTRIC, BIKES, SCOOTERS, AND PEDESTRIANS, AND THE POTENTIAL CONFLICTS THAT THEY COULD EXIST.

AND BOTH PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS PREFERRED THE PROTECTED BIKE LANES DURING CONSTRUCTION.

IT WOULD ALSO BE IMPORTANT TO BUILD TEMPORARY BIKE LANES THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN EXISTENCE ON THE DRUG AND MEMBERS HIGHLIGHTED THE VALUE OF THE DRAG AS A DESTINATION, A PLACE NOT MERELY A PLACE TO MOVE THROUGH, BUT TO ARRIVE THIS REIMAGINING OF THE DRAG PRESENTS A CHANCE TO MAKE A PLACE THAT CAN THRIVE YEAR ROUND AND NOT JUST WHEN THE UNIVERSITY'S IN SESSION, UH, THEY REQUESTED A COUPLE MORE THINGS FOR INFORMATION FIRST THAT THE P SEC MEMBERS ASKED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ETO D PROGRAM AFTER THE 2022 AND HOW THE GROUNDWORK HAS BEEN DEVELOPED FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO TAKE OVER ONCE THIS GRANT AND STUDY HAS BEEN PERFORMED.

AND SECOND, UH, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION IS WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS OF CONSTRUCTION ON AUSTINITES AND HOW DO WE UTILIZE THE LESSONS LEARNED OF OTHER CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO HELP ATP MITIGATE THE EFFECTS ON RESIDENTS IN NEARBY BUSINESSES? OUR NEXT MEETING, UM, WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS CITY OF AUSTIN ANTI-DISPLACEMENT TOOL AND THE EQUITABLE TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT UPDATE AGAIN.

SO WITH THAT, I'D LIKE TO PASS IT OVER.

IS THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD QUESTIONS? SO I'D LIKE TO PASS IT OVER TO OUR ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, GINA DECA, WHO'S STOOD FROM YOU ON MY MEETING.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

UM, I WILL GIVE THE UPDATE ON THE ENGINEERING ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE.

UM, WE MET ON DECEMBER 1ST AND OUR PRIMARY AGENDA ITEMS WERE THE COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOPS AROUND THE DRAG AND THE FOURTH STREET BRIDGE, UH, FOURTH STREET, AND THEN THE BLUE LINE BRIDGE, UM, COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

THERE WERE SOME HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS DISCUSSED AND THE EAC WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE MEETING ONCE A MONTH FOR 90 MINUTES GOING INTO 2022, THEY DISCUSSED THE DRAG AND THE COMMITTEE REVIEWED THE TWO PRIMARY, UH, DESIGN OPTIONS FOR THE DRAG AND DISCUSS THE ASSOCIATED PEDESTRIAN CYCLING AND PUBLIC SPACE BENEFITS AS WELL AS THE TRAFFIC IMPACTS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH EACH OF THOSE OPTIONS.

THE COMMITTEE SUGGESTED THAT ATP CREATE ADDITIONAL MAPS AND SHOW THE POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON THE BROADER STREET NETWORK.

AS A RESULT OF SOME OF THE DESIGN CHANGES PROPOSED FOR THE DRAG, THEY ALSO RECOGNIZE THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS TO THE BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE DRAG IN OPTION B,

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GIVEN THE LACK OF THE CURRENT PARKING OPTIONS ON THE DRAG AND THEY IMPROVED STREETSCAPE CONDITION IN THAT PARTICULAR PROPOSAL FOR FOURTH STREET, THE COMMITTEE REVIEWED THE POTENTIAL URBAN DESIGN CHANGES THAT WOULD BE, UM, SORT OF POTENTIAL RE POTENTIALLY THE RESULT IS CONSTRUCTION OF THE DOWNTOWN TUNNEL, UM, STARTS IN THE COMMITTEE, RECOMMENDED LOOKING AT OTHER INTERNATIONAL MODELS FOR AREAS WITH LIMITED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AND RECENT SUPERBLOCK PROPOSALS IN BARCELONA.

AND THE DOWNTOWN CORE ONE COMMITTEE MEMBERS SUGGESTED RUNNING A PILOT AND MODIFICATIONS TO THE FOURTH STREET STREETSCAPE, SORT OF AN URBAN TACTICAL INTERVENTION AND STUDY THE BENEFITS OF THOSE IMPACTS FUTURE TOPICS FOR THIS COMMITTEE INCLUDE METRO RAPID BUS SHELTER, UPDATE, AND VEHICLE POWER PROVISIONS, OVERHEAD VERSUS BATTERY VERSUS HYBRID ON THE QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UM, YOU KNOW, SO, UM, AS FAR AS THE, UM, WE'RE MOVING

[3. Executive Director Report]

ON TO OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT, UM, MR. CLARK, WELCOME BACK FROM VACATION.

I HOPE YOU RESTFUL.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

I APPRECIATE IT.

UH, BOARD MEMBERS, UH, THANKS FOR YOUR TIME BEING HERE TODAY AND THANKS FOR THE PUBLIC FOR JOINING US.

I'M GOING TO MAKE MINE, UH, WE HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF TO COVER TODAY.

SO MINE IS KIND OF SHORT SWEET, BUT VERY POSITIVE.

AND I WANT TO START OFF WITH, UM, SOME GREAT NEWS THAT, UH, YESTERDAY WE RECEIVED NOTICE FROM THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, UH, RECEIVING WHAT'S CALLED ON IN OUR WORLD AND TRANSIT A LETTER OF NO PREJUDICE.

SO CAP METRO RECEIVED THAT LETTER OF NO PREJUDICE FOR BOTH THE EXPO AND PLEASANT VALLEY, UH, METRO RAPID PROJECTS, AND LET HER KNOW PREJUDICE IS, IS A, IS A BIG DEAL.

AND WHAT IT REALLY DOES, IT ALLOWS US THAT LOCAL DOLLARS BEING SPENT FOR THOSE PROJECTS NOW GET TO COUNT AS LOCAL MATCH FOR BOTH OF THOSE, UH, CONSTRUCTION, UH, GRANTS THAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS.

SO FOR FDA DOES A LOT OF ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE THAT YOU GET A LETTER OF NO PREJUDICE.

IT'S NOT JUST SENDING AN A PIECE OF PAPER AND YOU GET IT BACK.

THERE'S A LOT OF ANALYSIS THAT GOES INTO THAT.

UH, THE TEAM HAS BEEN WORKING HAND IN GLOVE WITH REGION FTA REGION AND HEADQUARTERS ON THAT.

UM, THEY ALSO ALLOW US TO MOVE FORWARD ON SOME REAL ESTATE ACQUISITION ACTIVITY.

AND IN SOME OTHER ASPECTS OF THE, UH, OF THE PROGRAM, A BIG COMPONENT IS NOT ONLY THE LOCAL MATCH, WHICH MEANS, YOU KNOW, AS OF TODAY, ALL THE DOLLARS THAT ARE SPENT ARE WORKING TOWARDS THAT MATCH, BUT IT'S REALLY FTA GIVING THAT INDICATION.

HEY, YOU GOT SOME STEPS TO WRAP UP IN YOUR PROCESS, BUT YOU ARE GOING TO WORK THROUGH THE GRANT PROCESS AND GET A GRANT.

UH, THEY DON'T USUALLY EVER, I DON'T THINK I EVER HAVE GIVEN AN LLP AND NOT ENDED UP WITH A GRANT.

SO IT WAS JUST KIND OF IT'S THAT STEP IN THAT PROCESS.

SO THAT IS A BIG DEAL.

IT SHOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE DO CELEBRATE TODAY.

UH, CONSIDERING IT'S ONLY BEEN 13 MONTHS SINCE THE DAY OF THE ELECTION AND WHERE WE HAD REALLY NO N VERY, VERY BASIC, VERY BASIC CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, UH, WORK DONE.

WE ARE NOW AT, UH, UM, RE RECEIVING LETTER OF NO PREJUDICE FROM THE FTA.

I'M ALSO SECONDARILY HAPPY TO REPORT THAT THIS MORNING, A CHAIR YOU WERE ABLE TO JOIN US, APPRECIATE YOU BEING AVAILABLE WAS THE EXPO LINE.

WE HAD OFFICIAL GROUNDBREAKING ON THAT PROJECT TODAY AT THE LBJ HIGH SCHOOL.

UM, IT WAS HALF GROUNDBREAKING, HALF PREP RALLY.

UH, THE JAGUARS ARE GOING FOR THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, UH, AND THEY'RE HAVING A BIG RALLY TOMORROW.

SO A LOT OF HIS WAR ARE PURPLE IN SUPPORT OF, UH, UH, THE FOOTBALL TEAM, BUT IT WAS A GREAT EVENT AND IT HIGHLIGHT THE COORDINATION BETWEEN, UM, CAP METRO ATP, THE CITY AISD, HOW REALLY EVERYTHING WE DO AS A PARTNERSHIP AND HOW, UM, YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING FROM A STUDENT GAVE HER EXPERIENCE OF HOW THE BOSS IS GOING TO MAKE THEIR LIFE BETTER GETTING TO CAMPUS EVERY DAY.

SO IT WAS A GREAT EVENT.

UH, WE WERE JOINED BY A LOT OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE REGION, INCLUDING CONGRESSMAN DOGGETT, AND WE APPRECIATE ALL THEIR SUPPORT AND BEING THERE.

SO THAT'S A, ANOTHER GROUNDBREAKING WE'VE GOT, THERE ARE PICKUP PROJECTS, UH, ON, ON SCHEDULE, UH, THAT WE COMMITTED TO AND THEY'RE DONE.

THE RED LINE IS ON SCHEDULE AS WE COMMITTED TO, AND NOW, UH, METRO EXPO, UH, EXPO LINE ON SCHEDULE THAT WE COMMITTED TO AND WORK THROUGH THE FEDERAL PROCESS.

SO JUST REALLY WANT TO THANK AGAIN, THE ENTIRE TEAM.

AND THAT'S ALL OF OUR STAFF ON MULTIPLE SIDES, INCLUDING OUR CONSULTING TEAM.

AND THEN OF COURSE, PUBLICLY THE FTA IS A TOTAL TEAM EFFORT.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

IT'S A, IT'S A BIG, IT'S A BIG DAY OF CELEBRATION FOR THOSE, FOR THOSE ITEMS. UM, WITH THAT, UM, I THINK, UH, I, I WILL MENTION THAT WE WERE PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE OUR FDA ADMINISTRATOR JOIN US IN FEBRUARY.

WE'RE WORKING ON COORDINATING SOMETHING.

WE'LL KEEP THE BOARD UPDATED CAP.

METRO IS ACTUALLY HOSTING, WHAT'S CALLED THE SWAT SOUTHWEST TRANSIT ASSOCIATION AND THE TEXAS TRANSIT ASSOCIATION JOINT MEETING THIS YEAR IN AUSTIN.

AND THE ADMINISTRATOR WILL BE HERE AND WE'RE HOPING TO COORDINATE SOME ACTIVITIES SO MORE

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TO COME ON THAT, BUT I JUST WANT TO PUT A NOTE THAT WE ARE HOSTING THAT EVENT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING SOME NATIONAL ATTENTION IN AUSTIN AS WELL.

SO WITH THAT CHAIR, HAPPY TO, UH, ANY QUESTIONS OR THOUGHTS ANY BOARD MEMBERS HAVE I CAN HELP WITH, BUT OTHERWISE THAT IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT FOR THIS MONTH.

DID YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FROM ANYONE? WELL, I DO WANT TO THANK YOU, RANDY, FOR GETTING US TO THIS POINT.

SO LET HER HAVE NO PREJUDICES.

IT IS INDEED A BIG DEALS AND THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL GROUNDBREAKING THIS MORNING.

SO, UM, IT'S EXCITING TO SEE THAT THE JOY AROUND BREAKING GROUND ON ADVANCING THE PROGRAM.

SO KUDOS.

THANK YOU.

UM, NOW

[4.1. Community Engagement and Involvement Update]

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO, UH, THE PROGRAM UPDATES FOR THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FROM OUR ATP DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND INVOLVEMENT.

JACKIE NIERENBERG, SHE'S JOINING, SHE'S BEING JOINED WITH OUR CHIEF OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, PETER MULLIN.

THANK YOU, MS. NIRENBERG AND MR. MULLIN, WELCOME GOOD AFTERNOON.

AND IT IS MY PLEASURE TO GIVE YOU THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT UPDATE FOR THIS MONTH.

BEFORE WE DO THAT, I DO WANT TO SHARE A STORY ABOUT THIS MORNING AND IT, IT JUST KIND OF PUTS INTO PERSPECTIVE WHY THE WORK WE DO IS SO IMPORTANT AT OUR GROUNDBREAKING THIS MORNING.

UM, WE HAD A WOMAN SHOW UP.

SHE CLEANS HOUSES IN THE MUELLER NEIGHBORHOOD AND HAS TROUBLE GETTING TO WORK EVERY DAY AND HEARD ABOUT THE GROUNDBREAKING FOR THIS NEW RE METRO RAPID LINE AND MADE HER WAY TO THE SCHOOL SO THAT SHE COULD CELEBRATE THAT BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A GAME CHANGER FOR HER.

SO THAT JUST CRYSTALLIZES WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT WE DO THE WORK WE DO.

I WANTED TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU ALL.

UM, NEXT, OOPS, HERE WE GO.

SO, UH, UPDATE FOR THIS MONTH, UM, WE HAD A LOT OF ACTIVITY OVER THE LAST MONTH, UM, BEGINNING WITH A COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR THE NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER.

WE MENTIONED THAT AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING, I WANTED TO BRING IT UP AGAIN BECAUSE WE WERE CONCERNED THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH REPRESENTATION OF THE FOLKS WHO REALLY USE THAT TRANSIT CENTER AT OUR ONLINE MEETING.

AND SO WE ACTUALLY WENT TO THE TRANSIT CENTER AND DID SOME POP-UP OUTREACH THERE AND WERE ABLE TO INCREASE OUR ENGAGEMENT SIGNIFICANTLY AND TALK TO THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY USE THAT AREA AND LIVE AROUND THAT AREA THE MOST.

SO WE'RE REALLY PLEASED WITH THAT.

UM, WE HAD A COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOP ON THE DRAG.

WE ACTUALLY HAD TWO, WE HAD A VIRTUAL ONE IN THE EVENING, BUT WE ALSO HAD ONE IN PERSON AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY STAFF, AND SOME COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED AS WELL.

I AM PLEASED TO SAY THAT THE IN-PERSON EVENT HAD ABOUT 160 PEOPLE SHOW UP IN PERSON TO PARTICIPATE.

UH, PEOPLE WERE EXTREMELY EXCITED AND ENGAGED.

UM, WANTED TO CONTINUE THE ENGAGEMENT CAME UP AND ASKED US A BUNCH OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THEY COULD PLUG IN CONTINUING FORWARD.

SO REALLY GREAT EVENT.

UH, WE HAD ABOUT 153 FOR THE VIRTUAL MEETING, WHICH WAS ALSO VERY, UM, VERY FRUITFUL, LOTS OF ENGAGEMENT, LOTS OF GREAT FEEDBACK.

AND PETER'S HERE TO REPORT ON SOME OF THAT IN JUST A MINUTE.

UM, THEN WE HAD A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY UPDATE MEETING FOR OUR NEW MCCALLA STATION.

UM, WE HAD A HUNDRED AND TWO TWENTY TWO, EXCUSE ME, PEOPLE PARTICIPATE IN THAT.

AND THEN, UM, FINALLY LAST NIGHT WE HAD A COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR FOURTH STREET, WHICH WAS REALLY INTERESTING.

UM, AND I BELIEVE WE HAD ABOUT 81 COMMUNITY MEMBERS ATTEND THAT MEETING.

UM, AS THE CHAIR MENTIONED EARLIER, WE HAD AN EAC MEETING ON THE 1ST OF DECEMBER.

WE HAD A PEACE SEC MEETING ON THE SECOND AND THEN COMING UP, WE HAVE TONIGHT A COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING.

UM, AND THEN STARTING NEXT YEAR, WE HAVE OUR SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR EAC P SEC, AND THEN THE PROJECT CONNECT AMBASSADOR NETWORK WILL BE MEETING NEXT MONTH AS WELL.

AND THEN WE STILL HAVE THREE AND MAYBE MORE COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOPS TO COME IN 2022, UM, UH, DATES ON THOSE ARE STILL TO BE DETERMINED.

UM, I DID WANT, OH, BEFORE I CONTINUE TO OUR BYLAWS, UH, FOR, FOR THE CAC AND CHANGES TO THE, THE TAC CHARTERS.

I WANTED TO STOP AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS ON OUR ENGAGEMENT.

YES, TONY'S SORRY.

I'VE GOT TO GET USED TO THE NEW TECHNOLOGY HERE.

UM, I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF, UM, MEDIA COMMENT OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS ON BUSES ON THE BLUE LINE BRIDGE.

COULD YOU COMMENT A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHERE ATP IS WITH RESPECT TO BUSES ON THE BLUE LINE BRIDGE AND WE CAN ANALYZE THAT PRICE, IT, FIGURE OUT WHAT WE WANT TO DO AND GET BACK TO THE COMMUNITY ON THAT.

YEAH, SURE.

I CAN ANSWER THAT.

UM, THANKS BOARD MEMBER ELKINS.

UM, SO YEAH, WE'VE GOTTEN SOME QUESTIONS, UM,

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IN A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT VENUES, BOTH AT OUR COMMUNITY'S NOT WORKSHOP, BUT ALSO AT A MEETING OF THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, UH, THE CITY, UH, ABOUT THIS ISSUE ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF BUSES ON THE BRIDGE, UM, THAT HAS NOT BEEN PART OF THE PLANNING TO DATE.

UM, AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE WORKING CLOSELY WITH CAP, METRO SERVICE PLANNING, BUS OPERATIONS, UM, AS WELL AS OUR OWN ENGINEERING.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK TO, UH, ANSWER ALL THOSE QUESTIONS AND EXPLAIN THE, THE, WHERE WE ARE.

SO WE'LL GET BACK TO THE FOLKS ABOUT THAT.

YEAH, NO, THAT'S GREAT.

I APPRECIATE THAT PETER IT'S, YOU KNOW, AS WE'VE TALKED IN THE PAST, THE KEYBOARD IS TRADE-OFFS RIGHT.

WE CAN'T DO EVERYTHING WE WANT TO DO, BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE CAN DO AND MAYBE WE WOULD DO A HYBRID, BUT AS LONG AS WE CAN DO A LITTLE ANALYSIS AND GET BACK TO THE COMMUNITY ON IT'S A GO, IT'S A, IT'S A NO GO.

AND IT'S A NO GO BECAUSE OF THE FOLLOWING THINGS, THEN WE KIND OF CLOSE THE CIRCLE.

THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

I'M JUST GOING TO GO OVER A FEW OF THE KEY POINTS, UM, IN THE CAC BYLAWS THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR PACKETS FOR APPROVAL TODAY.

UM, SOME OF THESE, UH, THERE'VE BEEN SOME REVISIONS BASED ON THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT, MAKING SURE THAT THE CAC CHARTER IS, OR EXCUSE ME, THE BYLAWS ARE ALIGNED WITH THE EXPECTATIONS, UH, OUTLINED IN THE JPA.

SO THE JPA EMPHASIZES CLOSER COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE ATP AND THE CAC.

UH, IT REQUIRES THE ATP BOARD, CAPITAL METRO BOARD AND CITY COUNCIL TO APPROVE THE CAC BYLAWS, WHICH WE'LL BE DOING TODAY.

UM, CHANGES TO CURRENT CAC BYLAWS ARE NEEDED TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF THE JPA AND THE INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND CAP METRO AS FOLLOWS MEMBERSHIP CHANGES TO REFLECT THE NUMBER OF CAC APPOINTMENTS, SCOPE, ADDITION OF BUSINESS MITIGATION AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PLANS FOR CAC REVIEW T A C DELEGATES.

THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT CAC MEMBERS HAVE BEEN APPOINTED TO THE, UH, TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES AS DELEGATES AND SUPPORT IT ACKNOWLEDGES SUPPORT FROM THE ATP AND CITY STAFF LIAISONS.

ANY QUESTIONS ON THAT? AND YOU DO HAVE A RED LINE COPY IN YOUR PACKETS FOR YOUR REVIEW.

REMEMBER STRAPPING? YEAH.

HI JACKIE, JUST, JUST ONE POINT OF CLARIFICATION IN TERMS OF TIMING AND PROCESS, UH, ARE WE THE FIRST ORGANIZATION OF THE THREE TO CONSIDER THE CHANGES TO THE CAC BYLAWS? I'M GOING TO DEFER TO BRANDON CARR ON THAT ONE.

THANK YOU.

BRANDON CARR, DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL.

UM, YES, YOU WOULD BE, AND THIS ACTUALLY BE, IT'S NOT APPROVAL TODAY, BUT IT'D BE APPROVAL IN JANUARY.

I DID WORK WITH THE CITY ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH THE CITY AND CAPITAL METRO OR THE CITY ATTORNEY FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND THE CAPITOL METRO DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL TO TRY TO CONSOLIDATE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGES.

SO YOU WOULD ALL BE APPROVING THE SAME CHANGES, BUT YES, YOU WOULD BE.

I THINK THAT'S THE PLAN.

OKAY.

SO YOU SEE, WE'LL BE CONSIDERING IT TONIGHT, SO THERE'LL BE LOOKING AT IT.

OKAY.

IT WILL BE POSTED FOR ACTION TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE ON BOARD.

THEY DON'T HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL CHANGES.

AND THEN IN JANUARY, YOU ALL SHOULD HAVE CDC APPROVED BYLAWS TO ADOPT.

SO THEY HAVEN'T, THEY HAVEN'T EVEN APPROVED IT YET.

THIS, THIS IS BASICALLY JUST BRIEF BRIEFING MATERIALS THAT WE'RE GOING TO, WE'RE GETTING A PRESENTATION JUST AS TO WHAT THE INTENT IS GOING FORWARD, WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE SEEING, AND THEN WHAT WE'RE GOING TO ULTIMATELY BE LOOKING TO APPROVE COME JANUARY.

CORRECT.

UM, MOSTLY CORRECT.

UM, THE CAC DID ADOPT THEIR OWN BYLAWS, UH, BUT THEY WEREN'T APPROVED BY ANY GOVERNING BODY.

CORRECT.

OUR WE'RE CLEANING THAT UP AT PER THE, PER THE TERMS OF THE JPA.

WE'RE NOW GETTING EVERYBODY ON THE SAME PAGE.

AND SO THIS IS JUST KIND OF THE BRIEFING AS TO HERE'S WHAT IT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

CORRECT.

BUT NO ACTION HAS TO BE TAKEN TODAY.

CORRECT.

WE WANT IT TO MAKE SURE THAT ONCE THE JPA PASSED, WE HAD ALL THOSE ADDITIONAL CHANGES, SOME FROM THE CAC AND THEN SOME FROM YOU ALL FIRST UP IS TONIGHT, THE CAC WILL ACTUALLY BE VOTING ON THEIR REVISED BYLAWS TO ALIGN WITH THE JPA.

AND THEN AFTER THAT JANUARY WOULD, WE WOULD BE, THEN THE FIRST ATP BOARD OF DIRECTORS WOULD BE THE FIRST BODY TO CONSIDER THE, UH, THE, THE, THE REVISED BYLAWS AFTER THE CAC HAS DONE SO WELL.

WE HAVEN'T MADE AN OFFICIAL AGREEMENT THAT THE ATV WOULD GO FIRST, BUT I THINK THAT'S THE PLAN.

I WAS JUST LOOKING AT IT IN TERMS OF THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND HOW THAT WOULD WORK.

JUST CURIOUS, I THINK THE PLAN IS FOR YOU ALL TO GO FIRST.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE IT.

OKAY.

SO MR. OCO, I'M SORRY.

I'VE BEEN, UM, YEAH, JUST, JUST A COUPLE OF COMMENTS.

UH, ONE, I APPLAUD, UM, THIS, UM, UH, ADOPTION OF THE BYLAWS CHANGING THE BYLAWS.

AND I, I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CLOSER COLLABORATION BETWEEN ATP AND THE CIC.

UM, I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT, UM, HAS BEEN A BIT OF A WEAKNESS AND, UM,

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YOU KNOW, AS I'VE NOTED IN SOME OF THE PRIOR MEETINGS, I THINK COMMUNITY RELATIONS IS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST RISKS FOR THIS PROGRAM.

UM, SO WE NEED TO DO A VERY GOOD JOB OF LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY.

UM, MAKING SURE THAT THOSE COMMENTS IN THE COMMUNITY GET BACK TO THE BOARD SO THAT WE CAN UNDERSTAND AND ACT, AND JUST A LITTLE BIT OF COLOR IN TERMS OF HOW I THINK WE NEED TO BE WORKING WITH THE CAC, UM, YOU KNOW, PER THE, UM, JPA AND THE, UM, THE AGREEMENTS.

IT SAYS THAT ALL ELEMENTS OF, UM, UH, I BELIEVE IT'S DISPLACEMENT AND EQUITY NEED TO BE GOING THROUGH CAC.

SO I SEE THIS AS A MEANINGFUL COLLABORATORY, COLLABORATIVE PARTICIPATORY, PARTICIPATORY MODEL OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR ALL SOCIAL EQUITY AND ANTI-DISPLACEMENT ISSUES, MEANING THAT ANY ISSUES THAT ARE SOCIAL EQUITY OR ANTI-DISPLACEMENT, WE MUST COLLABORATE WITH THE CAC BEFORE WE TAKE ANY ACTION.

RIGHT NOW, THAT'S A BROAD THING.

WHAT IS EQUITY? WHAT IS ANTI-DISPLACEMENT? SOME THINGS ARE VERY CLEAR.

SOME THINGS ARE VERY CLEAR THAT THEY'RE NOT, OTHERS ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE AMBIGUOUS.

SO I THINK WE NEED TO BE WORKING WITH THE CAC AS WE HAVE ISSUES AND SAYING, THIS IS, OR THIS ISN'T EQUITY.

ANTI-DISPLACEMENT OTHER THINGS THAT ARE MORE ROUTINE.

I THINK THE MODEL SHOULD BE MORE OF AN INFORM CONSULT AND INVOLVE MODEL, RIGHT? WHERE WE LET THEM KNOW THE CAC, THAT, THAT THESE ARE THINGS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT, BUT NOT NECESSARILY SEEKING THEIR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION ON BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT EQUITY.

UM, AND THEY'RE NOT DISPLACEMENT, BUT WE NEED TO WORK WITH THE CAC TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S AN AGREEMENT ON WHAT IS AND WHAT ISN'T.

SO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK WE SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT IS, AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS IN ONE OF THE MEETINGS, CREATING A DASHBOARD FOR THE BOARD TO SEE WHAT ARE THE BIG, HOT ISSUES IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WAS JUST CAC.

IT COULD BE WITH THE JUSTICE COALITION.

IT COULD BE WITH THE, UM, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS, SO THAT WE UNDERSTAND WHAT ARE THE BIG ISSUES, UM, AND THAT WERE BRIEFED ON THOSE.

THE, THE OTHER THING I THINK WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT A THREE MONTH LOOK AHEAD TO THE COMMUNITY ON ANY TYPES OF UPCOMING PROCUREMENTS, UPCOMING, UH, AGREEMENTS, ATP POLICIES, SO THAT THE COMMUNITY SEES THAT, OKAY, THERE'S GOING TO BE A POLICY ON ABC COMING UP IN FOUR MONTHS.

SO THERE'S GOING TO BE A PROCUREMENT FORMATS.

AND THAT WAY THE COMMUNITY CAN WEIGH IN.

THE LAST THING WE WANT TO DO IS SPRING, YOU KNOW, SOME NEW POLICY ON THEM WITHOUT ANY EVENTS WARNING.

SO A THREE MONTHS MAYBE LONGER LOOK AHEAD, I THINK WOULD BE SOMETHING I WOULD LIKE TO SEE GOING FORWARD.

UM, AND THE OTHER THING I THINK IS IMPORTANT IS TO HAVE MORE OF A BRIDGE WITH THE CAC AND THE BOARD.

SO I THINK PERIODICALLY HAVING DIFFERENT BOARD MEMBERS SIT IN ON CAC MEETINGS, UH, EVERY OTHER MONTH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, OR THE CAC CAN FEEL QUESTIONS WE CAN LISTEN TO, THE COMMENTS WOULD BE A GOOD THING.

SO THOSE ARE SOME OF THE THOUGHTS THAT, THAT I HAVE THAT WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT, UH, IMPLEMENTING KEYBOARD MEMBER ELKINS.

UM, I COULDN'T AGREE MORE.

AND I THINK THAT THE COMMITTEE HAS ACTUALLY EVOLVED QUITE A BIT SINCE WE BEGAN AND WE STILL HAVE A WAYS TO GO.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR IDEAS CAN SEND YES, I, AS LONG AS WE'RE STILL ON THE TOPIC OF THE BYLAWS, I DID HAVE A, JUST THIS, THIS IS MORE OF A PROCEDURAL QUESTION, I SUPPOSE.

UM, HAVING SERVED ON, UH, ON A CITY COUNCIL, UH, COMMISSIONED BEFORE THERE WERE SOME LANGUAGE IN HERE THAT I WAS JUST CURIOUS ABOUT BRANDON, AND MAYBE YOU COULD ADDRESS, UM, IT'S ARTICLE EIGHT ASSOCIATED WITH COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS.

UM, THAT IS IN AN, I GUESS IF IT'S NOT RED LINE, THAT MEANS THAT THAT'S IN THE EXISTING BYLAWS OF THE CAC.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT.

OKAY.

UM, THE, UH, MOST OF ARTICLE EIGHT, I RECOGNIZE IT BECAUSE WHEN I WAS ON THE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY COMMISSION AND IT WAS AN INAUGURAL BRAND NEW COMMISSION OF THE CITY, WE ALSO HAD TO CREATE BYLAWS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.

AND SO WE OPERATED OFF OF THE, THE CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS FUNDAMENTALLY THEIR TEMPLATE.

UM, THIS LOOKS VERY FAMILIAR OFF OF THAT TEMPLATE.

I JUST HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THAT BECAUSE IN, IN RELATION TO THAT, I'M LOOKING UNDER COMMITTEES UNDER SECTION B, IT SAYS, WELL, FIRST IT SAYS THE PROJECT CONNECT COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE CAC WILL HAVE NO COMMITTEES.

AND THEN IT GOES ON TO SAY THAT UNDER B COMMITTEE MAY BE ESTABLISHED AT THE DISCRETION OF CAC BY AN AFFIRMATIVE VOTE.

A COMMITTEE CANNOT MEET UNTIL

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ITS CREATION IS APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE.

AND I WAS A LITTLE CURIOUS ABOUT THAT, IF THAT WAS THE INTENT.

IF, IF, IF YOU ALL, AS STAFF WERE AWARE, IF WE ARE, IF WE, AS THE ATP BOARD WERE AWARE OR INTENDED TO ALLOW FOR, OR THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS ALLOWED WHERE WE INTENDED TO ALLOW FOR AS PART OF THE STAFF LIAISON, UH, CONNECTION THAT THE CITY COUNCILS, UM, AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE NEEDED TO APPROVE ANY CHANGES.

THAT, THAT, TO ME, IT SEEMED LIKE AN OVERSIGHT THAT, THAT TIES MORE INTO WHAT HAPPENS WITH CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, NOT FOR THIS, WHICH IS AN ATP COMMITTEE.

AND I WAS WONDERING IF MAYBE YOU ALL HAD ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT THAT? UM, NO.

THE, AS YOU MENTIONED, THESE, UM, THESE BYLAWS COME FROM THE CITY TEMPLATE.

AND SO THAT, WASN'T SOMETHING I THINK THAT WE, WE THOUGHT ABOUT.

UH, BUT THERE, THERE GENERALLY DOES NEED TO BE SOME SORT OF HIGHER LEVEL APPROVAL FOR A OR COMMISSION TO HAVE THEIR OWN COMMITTEE.

THEY CAN FORM WORKING GROUPS AS THEY WANT TO.

AND THEY DO HAVE SEVERAL RIGHT NOW, BUT COMMITTEES ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE TRICKY PROCEDURALLY.

AND SO THERE, AND THE CITY SIDE, THERE IS A REQUIREMENT TO GO TO THE, UH, CITY COUNCIL, UH, AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE A RECOMMENDATION FOR HOW THAT WOULD BE APPROVED.

I MEAN, I THINK WE COULD LEAVE IT AS NO, NO COMMITTEES FOR THE CAC FOR NOW, IF THAT WORKS BETTER.

AND THEN MAYBE KIND OF THINK ABOUT IF THEY DO DECIDE THAT THEY WANT A COMMITTEE, WE CAN ALWAYS COME BACK AND REVISIT THE BYLAWS.

WELL, I KNOW THAT THE CA SPE THE CAC HOLDS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE BECAUSE IN PARTICULAR, UNLIKE OUR TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES, ANY CHANGES TO THE BYLAWS IN PARTICULAR REQUIRE A JOINT VOTE OF ALL THREE PARTIES, THE CA REQUIRE A VOTE OF BOTH EIGHT OF ATP, CAPITAL METRO, AND THE CITY COUNCIL TO MAKE ANY CHANGES IN THAT REGARD.

UM, THAT SAID, I DON'T KNOW IF, UM, IF ANY OF US HAVE CONTEMPLATED THE NEED FOR A FORMALIZED COMMITTEE OF THE CAC VERSUS A QUOTE UNQUOTE WORKING GROUP.

I DON'T WANT TO EXCLUDE THEM FROM HAVING THAT OPPORTUNITY AND NEED, AND I KNOW THAT THAT'S BEEN INFORMATIVE AND USEFUL FOR CITY COMMISSIONS.

I DON'T KNOW IF MAYBE INSTEAD IT'S A MATTER OF JUST SUBSTITUTE, YOU KNOW, RECOMMENDING THAT, THAT THE LANGUAGE BE CHANGED OUT FROM COUNCIL AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE TO US, TO THE ATP BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SINCE WE'RE, WE'RE A FIVE MEMBER PANEL.

I MEAN, WE'RE JUST, AND WE ALL, THEY ULTIMATELY WORK, YOU KNOW, UNDER ARDUOUS DICTION AND WITH US, MAYBE THAT WOULD BE, I I'M OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS.

I JUST DIDN'T.

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT, THAT, THAT WASN'T AN OVERSIGHT THERE AND THAT WE WOULD SOMEHOW ADDRESS THAT.

AND WE'RE TAKING FEEDBACK NOW, AND THIS ISN'T NO, ONE'S TAKE NO ONE'S MAKING ANY DECISIONS NOW, BUT IF THEY'RE MEETING TONIGHT TO, TO LAY OUT AND MAKE VOTE VOTING CONSIDERATIONS, IT SEEMS TO ME LIKE IT MIGHT BE APPROPRIATE FOR US TO AT LEAST HAVE A DISCUSSION ON THIS NOW.

SO I'M OPEN FOR, FOR CONSIDERATION.

I HAVE NO PREFERENCE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

YEAH.

I GUESS I'VE NEVER UNDERSTOOD THAT PROVISION ACTUALLY.

UH, SO I'M NOT SURE WHY WE WOULD STOP THEM FROM FORMING A WORK IN GROUP OR COMMITTEE.

CAUSE I GUESS I'M NOT SURE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WORKING GROUP AND A COMMITTEE FOR AN ORGANIZATION THAT CAN'T TAKE VOTES TO ACTUALLY DO ACTION.

SO IT DOESN'T RUN A FOUL OF PUBLIC MEETINGS KINDS OF THINGS CAUSE THEY CAN'T TAKE ACTION.

I DON'T THINK CASEY WOULD KNOW BETTER THAN, THAN, THAN I WOULD.

BUT GIVEN THAT I DON'T KNOW WHY WE WOULD NOT LET THEM FORM COMMITTEES OR WORK GROUPS OF THEM AND JUST LET THEM DO THAT.

I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY SHOULD HAVE TO COME BACK TO ANYBODY.

AND MY SENSE IS THE CAC, YOU KNOW, HELPS TO ADVISE ALL THREE OF THE BODIES.

I THINK THE CITY FEELS PARTICULARLY INVESTED BECAUSE ONE OF THE PRIMARY FROM THE CAC IS TO FOCUS ON THE 300 MILLION AND THAT'S A CITY, UH, KIND OF RESPONSIBILITY.

SO I'M NOT SURE THAT THAT IT MAKES SENSE FOR ANYBODY OTHER THAN THE CITY THROUGH IT, BUT I'M NOT SURE IT MAKES SENSE FOR THE CITY TO DO IT EITHER.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WELL YOU CAN, YOU'RE WELCOME TO LEAVE IT OPEN.

AND AGAIN, IT'S COMING BACK IN JANUARY.

I CAN TALK TO THE CAC.

I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO PRESENT THIS SAME PRESENTATION TO THEM AT FIVE O'CLOCK.

SO IS THERE A REASON WHY WE WOULDN'T LET THEM TO BE ABLE TO, WHY WE WOULD BE CAUTIOUS OR WOULD WANT TO REVIEW A CAC TO DECISION TO FORM AN INTERNAL COMMITTEE? I MEAN, I WAS JUST GOING TO JUMP IT, I THINK THIS YEAR CLEARLY A BOARD MEMBER SHOT.

AND THANK YOU FOR THIS IS AN ERROR ON THE, ON THE, ON THE, SO IF IT'S OKAY WITH THE BOARD, UH, THE CAC MEETING LATER TODAY, JACKIE AND BRENDAN CAN TALK TO THE CAC, UH, AND THEN BRANDON CAN WORK WITH BOTH CAP METRO AND THE CITY LEGAL STAFF REVISE THE SECTION.

AND WE STILL HAVE A FULL MONTH JUST FOR THE SAKE OF THE CONVERSATION, IF THAT WOULD WORK FOR THE BOARD.

UM, UH, BECAUSE IT'S CLEARLY JUST A MISTAKE INSIDE THE DOCUMENT, NOT, NOT, NOT INTENDED

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ANY THE OTHER WAY.

WELL, AND ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT, THANK YOU MR. CLARK, THAT, UM, THE CAC HAVE NOW PARTNERED, THEY'RE PARTICIPATING WITH OUR TAC, THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUPS THAT THEY'RE NOW WE'RE BRINGING THEM INTO THE FOLD AND THEY'RE PARTICIPATING IN OUR MEETINGS WITH THEIR OWN LIAISONS.

SO THIS COLD CROSS-POLLINATION, I THINK IT'S, IT'S OPENING AND IT'S WORKING, I HOPE BETTER.

AND SO IT'S GOING TO TAKE TIME FOR, FOR US TO REALLY PARTICIPATE TOGETHER.

SO, UM, THEY'RE ALWAYS WELCOME.

AND I THINK I LOVE YOUR IDEA OR MAYBE HAWKINS DID THAT THE BOARD ALSO PARTICIPATES IN THEIR MEETINGS.

I MEAN, THE MORE WE COMMUNICATE, I THINK THE BETTER WE'LL BE.

SO, SO YES, IF WE, IF YOU WANT TO MAKE THAT, UM, SUGGESTION FOR THEM, MR. CARR, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

HAPPY TO DO THAT.

THANK YOU.

IS THAT IT? WELL, BOTH OF YOU MAYOR WHERE MEMBERS STRESS ON IS THAT, UM, I DID HAVE JUST ONE OTHER THING AND I APOLOGIZE IT'S THIS IS WHEN I WAS SICK THIS WEEKEND AND COULDN'T REALLY DO MUCH ELSE.

I JUST STARTED, I JUST KIND OF STARTED READING AND I PICKED UP A COUPLE OTHER THINGS AND I DON'T KNOW THAT THIS MAY HAVE JUST BEEN, UH, UH, UH, JUST AGAIN, ANOTHER, UM, JUST, UH, A HICCUP IN THE, THE CHARTER, THE CHARTER DOCUMENTS THAT WERE PROVIDED.

I WAS JUST CURIOUS, CAUSE I THINK WE WENT THROUGH THIS WHEN WE ORIGINALLY CREATED THE CHARTERS LAST SUMMER, BUT I HAPPENED TO NOTICE THAT THE, UM, THE EAC THAT ALL THREE CHARTERS, EAC, UM, PEACE SEC.

AND, AND FAAR ALL STATED THAT THE, UM, UH, THAT THE COMMUNITY MEMBER APPLICANTS SHOULD HAVE INTEREST AND EXPERIENCE THAT WILL ASSIST THE COMMITTEE IN DEVELOPING RECOMMENDATIONS ON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND EQUITY MATTERS RELATED TO PROJECT CONNECT.

AND I THOUGHT THAT THAT WAS THE CASE FOR PEACE SEC, BUT THAT WE HAD SUBSTITUTED IN DIFFERENT ONES FOR THE EAC THAT WERE SPECIFIC FOR ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE, AND CONSTRUCTION AND ONES RELATED TO FINANCIAL AND RISK RELATED BACKGROUND FOR THE F FOR THE FAR COMMITTEE.

YOU ARE CORRECT.

OKAY.

SO THIS, THIS WAS JUST AN OLD, AN OLDER AND OLDER DRAFT.

OKAY.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE NOTHING TO CHANGE OR THAT I WAS POINTING IT OUT.

OKAY.

THANKS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S A GOOD SEGUE INTO OUR TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, UH, MEN.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, AMENDMENTS.

UH, SO THERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT WE WANT TO REVISE REGARDING THE CHARTERS FOR THESE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

UM, THE FAR WOULD LIKE TO MEET QUARTERLY RATHER THAN MONTHLY.

SO THE CADENCE OF THOSE MEETINGS IS GOING TO BE, UH, CHANGED.

UM, ALL THE CHARTERS HAVE BEEN AMENDED TO ADD THE CAC DELEGATES ON THE, ON THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES AND THEN A FEW OTHER CHANGES AS PER UM, TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

UM, SO IF ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER IF I CAN.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW I'D LIKE TO CALL ON MY COLLEAGUE, PETER MULLIN TO TALK ABOUT THE COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOPS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, JACKIE.

UM, UH, SO AS JACKIE MENTIONED, IT IT'S BEEN A BUSY MONTH, UM, IN TERMS OF, UH, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES.

AND I THINK WE CONTINUE TO SEE REALLY STRONG PARTICIPATION IN INTERESTS, UM, AND GETTING SOME REALLY VALUABLE FEEDBACK, UM, IN ALL OF THESE WORKSHOPS, UM, THAT WE'RE DOING.

UM, THE FIRST ONE THAT HAPPENED, UH, IN NOVEMBER WAS, UH, REGARDING THE NORTH OF OUR TRANSIT CENTER AND SPECIFICALLY HOW WE CAN WEAVE THE, UH, THE LIGHT RAIL STATION, WHICH IS CURRENTLY PLANNED TO BE IN THE, KIND OF THE, THE CENTER OF THE ROADWAY.

YOU CAN SEE THAT HERE.

UM, JUST TO ORIENT YOU, THIS IS 180 3 ON THE SOUTH SIDE, THIS IS THE EXISTING NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER.

UM, THIS IS NORTH LAMAR HEADING TO THE NORTH.

UM, AND THE CURRENT LIGHT RAIL STATION IS PLATFORM IS, IS LOCATED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROADWAY.

SO WE CAN MAINTAIN THE KIND OF THROUGH TRAFFIC LANES.

UM, THIS IS A TECH STOCK RIGHT AWAY IN THIS LOCATION.

UM, AND SO WE LOOKED AT A NUMBER, A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT OPTIONS FOR HOW TO WEAVE THE LIGHT RAIL STATION INTO THE KIND OF MULTIMODAL FUNCTIONALITY OF THE TRANSIT CENTER.

SO IT REALLY STARTS TO FEEL AS ONE.

UM, I WILL SAY THAT THIS IS NOT AN EASY DESIGN PROBLEM.

UM, JUST GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC LANES THAT WE'VE GOT TO NAVIGATE HERE.

AND SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE FOCUSED ON WORK, YOU KNOW, HOW CAN WE IMPROVE THE PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE IN THE VICINITY, SO TO BETTER SERVE, UM, UH, USERS OF THE TRANSIT CENTER AND JUST, AND THE, AND THE, THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN GENERAL.

UM, I WILL SAY, I THINK WE'VE GOT SOME MORE WORK TO DO HERE, AND I THINK WE'RE GOING

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TO BE REACHING OUT TO TEXTILE AS WELL TO PULL THEM INTO THIS MORE DIRECTLY INTO THIS PROCESS, UM, SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE, WE'RE REALLY OPTIMIZING THIS OPPORTUNITY AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

UM, AND AS JACKIE SAID, YOU KNOW, WE, WE DID GET, I THINK WE WERE A LITTLE BIT DISAPPOINTED THE PARTICIPATION ON THE VIRTUAL SIDE.

SO WE FOLLOWED UP WITH SOME IN-PERSON MEETINGS, WHICH I THINK WAS REALLY IMPORTANT TO DO, AND THAT WILL CONTINUE AS WE MOVE THE PROCESS FORWARD.

UM, WE ALSO, UH, ON THE EIGHTH, WE HAD, UH, TWO MEETINGS, UM, REGARDING THE DRAG TO REVIEW, UH, THE TWO DESIGN OPTIONS THAT ARE CURRENTLY, UH, BEING CARRIED TO 30%.

UM, OPTION EIGHT, INCLUDES ONE TRAFFIC LANE IN EACH DIRECTION.

IN ADDITION TO THE, THE LIGHT RAIL GUIDEWAY IN THE CENTER OF THE DRAG, UM, AND OPTION B, UH, ACTUALLY ANTICIPATES ELIMINATING ALL TRAFFIC LANES IN THE DRAG BETWEEN, UM, 22ND STREET AND 27TH STREET, UH, AT A MINIMUM MAYBE TO 29TH STREET.

UM, AND, YOU KNOW, WE WENT THROUGH, I THINK ALL OF THE, THE REASONS HOW WE GOT TO THESE OPTIONS.

UM, THESE ARE ACTUALLY TWO OF MANY OPTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN STUDIED, BUT REALLY DISTILL THE MAIN OPTIONS.

AND THEY'RE VERY DIFFERENT OBVIOUSLY.

UM, AND WE GOT LOTS OF REALLY GOOD FEEDBACK.

UH, I THINK, YOU KNOW, WE ALSO, IN THIS CASE HAD REALLY, I THINK, GOOD RENDERINGS THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIEWS TO SHOW THE PUBLICS THAT THEY COULD REALLY GET A FEEL OF WHAT THIS WOULD BE LIKE.

THIS IS OPTION A, UH, SHOWING THE, UM, THE ONE LANE NEXT TO THE GUIDEWAY.

UM, SOME OF THE PROTECTION MEASURES THAT WOULD BE NECESSARY TO BASICALLY TO INCREASE SAFETY IN THIS AREA.

UM, YOU CAN SEE HERE, I THINK ONE OF THE, THE, I THINK THE, THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS OPTION IS JUST A MUCH NARROWER SIDEWALK, UM, AREA FOR, UH, MULTIPLE MODES OF TRAVEL, WHETHER IT'S PEDESTRIANS, BICYCLES, OR OTHER MICRO MOBILITY.

UM, AND SO THAT I THINK WAS, WAS APPARENT TO THE COMMUNITY, UM, AS OPPOSED TO OPTION B, WHICH AGAIN, ONCE YOU LOSE THAT TRAFFIC LANE, YOU GET LOTS OF THAT ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE.

UM, YOU CAN USE THAT FOR OTHER PURPOSES, WHETHER IT'S DEDICATED BIKE LANES OR STREET TREES, UM, ET CETERA.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK WE GOT REALLY GOOD FEEDBACK.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE CONCERNS OBVIOUSLY ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO TRAFFIC NETWORK-WIDE TO REMOVE CARS OFF OF THIS SECTION OF THE DRAG.

UM, THE, THE, THE ENGINEERS WHO ARE FOR THE ORANGE LINE HAVE DONE SOME PRELIMINARY STUDIES AND TRAFFIC MODELING FOR WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE.

UM, THERE'S MORE TO COME AND THAT IN THE NEXT COMING MONTHS.

SO WE'LL BE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY WITH, WITH MORE INFORMATION RESULTS ON THAT.

UM, CAUSE REALLY YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THIS KIND OF DISTRICT-WIDE AND THE IMPACT THERE.

UM, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF THIS IS NOT IN YOUR PACKET, THIS IS LATE BREAKING STUFF THAT JUST CAME IN ACTUALLY THIS MORNING.

UM, JUST IN TERMS OF ONE OF THE THINGS WE DO IN THE, IN THE, IN THE MEETINGS IS HAVE A LIVE MENTIMETER SURVEY PROCESS, WHICH IS REALLY FUN, RIGHT? BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE THE RESULTS COMING IN IN REAL TIME AND PEOPLE CAN SEE IT.

UM, AND I JUST WANT TO CALL OUT SOME OF THE, YOU KNOW, WE ASKED FOR WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE DESIGN IDEAS THAT ARE BE MOST IMPORTANT TO THE FUTURE OF THE DRAG.

UM, AND SO THERE'S A WHOLE SERIES OF THEM, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE ONES THAT SORT OF RISE TO THE TOP, UM, IN BOTH THE DAYTIME AND THE EVENING SESSIONS WERE EASY AS POSSIBLE PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS OF THE DRAG.

UM, THIS MAY BE THE MOST BUSIEST PEDESTRIAN, UH, AREA IN THE ENTIRE CITY.

AND SO, AND I THINK, UM, THAT WAS READILY APPARENT TO A LOT OF THE ATTENDEES TO THIS MEETING.

AND SO OBVIOUSLY THAT WAS SHOWED UP AND ONE OF THE PRIORITIES STATED, UM, ALSO, YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT TOP THREE PUBLIC AMENITIES, UM, AGAIN, ONE OF THE THINGS WHERE AT THE TOP MORE TREES AND, UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT THE WE'RE ALL SENSITIVE TO THAT.

UM, BUT ALSO, YOU KNOW, HIGH QUALITY LIGHTING, OUTDOOR CAFES, UM, YOU KNOW, SO TH I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE REALLY HELPFUL TO US AS WE START TO DEVELOP THE DESIGN AND, AND, YOU KNOW, MAKE SOME CHOICES ABOUT, UM, IT'S NOT TO SAY THAT WE CAN'T DO ALL THESE THINGS, BUT I THINK JUST TO GET A SENSE OF HOW WE PRIORITIZE AND IT'S JUST, IT'S REALLY GOOD FEEDBACK.

UM, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SOME LISTS OF SOME OTHER NOTES THAT CAME FROM THE COMMUNITY AS WELL.

I JUST WANT TO SHOW THE IN-PERSON INTERACTIVE COMPONENT.

CAUSE I WILL SAY IT WAS REALLY NICE TO BE BACK IN PERSON WITH PEOPLE.

I THINK IT WAS REALLY, IT WAS VERY POSITIVE AND, UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU COULD JUST HAVE A MUCH MORE FLUID CONVERSATION WITH THE PUBLIC.

UM, SO ANYWAY, THAT WAS A REALLY POSITIVE ASPECT OF THIS, UH, THIS MEETING.

HOPEFULLY WE CAN DO MORE OF THAT IN THE FUTURE BASED ON, DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENS WITH UH COVID.

UM, SO, UH, JUST SOME SUMMARY POINTS ABOUT, YOU KNOW, UH, ELEMENTS THAT CAME ROSE TO THE TOP IN TERMS OF IN THESE CONVERSATIONS.

UM, I WILL SAY THAT OF THE PEOPLE THAT ATTENDED THE MEETING, THERE WAS A LOT OF SUPPORT FOR OPTION B.

UM, AND ACTUALLY JUST GIVEN SOME OF THE BENEFITS TO THE PUBLIC SPACE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE CAN MAKE.

UM, THAT IS NOT TO SAY THAT THERE ARE, THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT SOME OF THE TRAFFIC IMPACTS, ET CETERA, THAT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS AND ANSWER, AND WE WILL BE DOING THAT GOING FORWARD.

UM, AGAIN, WE WILL BE CARRYING BOTH OPTIONS FORWARD TO 30%, SO NOTHING'S OFF THE TABLE RIGHT NOW, BUT I THINK THIS IS GOOD FEEDBACK FOR US TO BE ABLE TO BOTH DEVELOP THE DESIGN AND

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CONTINUE OUR ENGAGEMENT PROCESSES.

UM, AND THEN YESTERDAY AGAIN, WE JUST, WE HAD A MEETING ABOUT FOURTH STREET, UM, AND THIS INTERESTING, YOU KNOW, IT WAS REALLY ABOUT THE STREET ITSELF, UM, LESS ABOUT THE TRANSIT FACILITIES.

ALTHOUGH WE DID A LOT TO TALK ABOUT HOW THE TRANSIT FACILITIES WOULD, WOULD INTERACT WITH THE STREET ITSELF.

BUT AGAIN, THIS IS AN AREA WHERE THE WE'RE ABOVE THE TUNNEL ON FOURTH STREET AND WHERE THE BLUE LINE COMES ACROSS, UM, AND CONNECTS TO THE ORANGE LINE, UM, ON THE WEST SIDE, UM, AND TALKING THROUGH REALLY A LOT OF THE DETAILS ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT IS FOURTH STREET LIKE NOW? WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF FOURTH STREET? IT'S REALLY THE MORE YOU STUDY IT, THE MORE INTERESTING IT BECOMES.

IT'S REALLY A UNIQUE STREET IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UM, IT'S VERY SHORT, IT'S ONLY NINE BLOCKS LONG, SO THERE'S NOT A LOT OF THROUGH TRAFFIC ON IT.

UM, YOU KNOW, AND THERE'S THE ONE LAST BLOCK SORT OF THE VESTIGE OF THE WAREHOUSE DISTRICT.

SO WE WENT THROUGH ALL THAT ANALYSIS WITH THE, WITH THE COMMUNITY AND, AND GOT SOME GOOD FEEDBACK ABOUT THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT PEOPLE WANT TO SEE AS WE RE-IMAGINED IT INTO THE FUTURE.

SO AGAIN, FIRST SORT OF DETAILED CONVERSATION ON FOREST STREET, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE GOING INTO THE FUTURE.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S REALLY JUST ONE OF THE, ANOTHER EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DO SOMETHING TRANSFORMATIVE.

SO HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS OR MOROCCANS.

YEAH.

THANKS, PETER.

UM, JUST, JUST TO COMMENT, UM, YOU KNOW, READING SOME OF THE NEWS CLIPPINGS, WATCHING SOME OF THE THINGS ON THE VARIOUS NEWS CHANNELS, THERE'S A LOT OF, UH, CONCERN ON THE BUSINESSES ABOUT WHAT THE LACK OF TRAFFIC'S GOING TO DO, CUTTING THEM, DYLAN DELAINE, SAM'S COMPUTERS, VARIOUS OTHER VENDORS, UM, HOW THAT'S GOING TO IMPACT BUSINESS BACK ON JUNE 16TH, I MADE A COMMENT ABOUT REDUCING LANES AND WHAT THAT'S GOING TO DO TO TRAFFIC CONGESTION BUSINESSES.

AND I THOUGHT THE MAYOR HAD ALSO MADE A COMMENT TOO ABOUT HAVING A STUDY DONE.

I THINK WHAT WOULD BE HELPFUL WHEN WE GO TO THE COMMUNITY WITH THESE TYPES OF THINGS THAT WE BE PROACTIVE, AND WE HAVE THE STUDIES, WE HAVE THE INFORMATION AND THE AMMUNITION TO BE ABLE TO GO TO THE COMMUNITY AND SAY, WE'VE DONE SOME ANALYSIS.

THIS IS WHAT THE IMPACT IS GOING TO BE IN OTHER CITIES LIKE DENVER, WHERE THEY'VE DONE THIS, IT'S WORKED VERY WELL.

RIGHT? RIGHT.

SO PRESUMABLY THERE'S A LOT OF DATA THAT CAN SHOW THAT THIS MAYBE HAS INCREASED BUSINESS OR, OR, YOU KNOW, AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE BACKING UP TRAFFIC, BUT HAVING THAT DATA, I THINK CAN BE SUPPORTIVE OF GOING TO THE COMMUNITY AS OPPOSED TO SAYING, HERE'S WHAT IT IS.

WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU AFTER WE'VE DONE THE STUDIES.

SO THE COMMENT WAS BROUGHT UP IN JUNE.

WE, WE COULD HAVE ACTED ON THAT NOW, OUR MIDDLE.

YEAH.

I THINK YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

YOU KNOW, I THINK, UM, YOU KNOW, WE'RE NEVER GOING TO HAVE IT PERFECT.

I WOULD NEVER WANT TO WAIT TO HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION BEFORE GOING TO THE COMMUNITY.

I THINK IT'S MOST IMPORTANT TO START THE CONVERSATION.

UM, CERTAINLY ON THE TRAFFIC SIDE, WE HAD DONE A FAIR AMOUNT OF ANALYSIS THAT WE COULD SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY AND DATA WE COULD SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY.

I THINK WE NEED TO DO MORE ON THE BUSINESS IMPACTS FOR SURE.

UM, WE HADN'T REALLY LOOKED AT A CONCEPT WHERE WE WOULD TAKE ALL TRAFFIC OFF OF THE DRAG AT THAT POINT.

SO, UM, THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS WE CAN GO BACK TO THE COMMUNITY WITH, AND, BUT YEAH, A HUNDRED PERCENT, I JUST, YOU KNOW, UH, I THINK WITH, WITH ALL THESE, I DON'T WANT PERFECT TO BE THE ENEMY OF GOOD, RIGHT.

ESPECIALLY IN TERMS OF ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY, WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE AN OPEN DIALOGUE AND CONVERSATION.

AND PART OF THIS IS ASSURING THE COMMUNITY THAT THIS IS NOT A ONE AND DONE, RIGHT.

THIS IS THE FIRST CONVERSATION IN THAT CONTINUUM.

UM, AND SO GETTING PEOPLE'S PEOPLE'S FEEDBACK AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE IS REALLY CRITICAL.

THANK YOU, DR.

BURNETT, PETER, THANK YOU, PETER.

I'M CURIOUS WHAT AGENCIES DO WE PARTNER WITH TO DO THOSE ANALYSIS? LIKE WHO ARE PARTNERS TO GIVE US THAT KIND OF DATA THAT WE TAKE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND HOW DO WE LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW THAT WE'RE ENGAGING THESE PARTIES? SO CERTAINLY, UM, WE'RE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH, UH, CITY OF AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, RIGHT? ON ANYTHING RELATED TO TRAFFIC OR TRANSPORTATION, RIGHT.

AND THEY'RE EMBEDDED IN OUR TEAM DOING THE, HELPING US DO THE ANALYSIS.

AND CERTAINLY THEY'RE PART OF PREPARING THESE PRESENTATIONS, UM, TO THE PUBLIC.

SO THEY'RE WITH US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

UM, I THINK, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF BUSINESS IMPACTS, YOU KNOW, WE WILL HAVE A DIALOGUE OPEN DIALOGUE CONSTANTLY WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION DEPARTMENT, UM, AT THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

SO THAT WILL BE AN IMPORTANT ONE AS WELL.

I THINK IN THIS CASE, PROBABLY IT'S A GOOD IDEA FOR US TO ENGAGE WITH THE CHAMBERS AND THE MULTIPLE, ALL THE CHAMBERS, UM, JUST SO YOU KNOW, GET THEIR IMPACT, THEIR INPUT AS WELL.

UM, AND IF YOU, IF YOU HAVE IDEAS, PARTICULARLY ON THE BUSINESS SIDE, IF YOU HAVE IDEAS ABOUT PEOPLE THAT WE SHOULD BE ENGAGING AND BRINGING INTO THIS DIALOGUE, YOU KNOW, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

SO LIKE WE HAVE FORMAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MEETINGS, PERHAPS WE SHOULD HAVE FORMAL MEETINGS WITH THOSE PARTIES THAT WE HAVE SOME KIND OF A, SOMETHING THAT COMES OUT AND GOES TO THE COMMUNITY.

SO PEOPLE SEE

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ACTION.

LIKE WE'RE JUST NOT PLOWING THROUGH BECAUSE THAT'S THE PERCEPTION.

OKAY.

YEAH, NO, I THINK WE CAN, WE CAN DOCUMENT ALL THAT AND ALL, I MEAN, ALL OF OUR MEETINGS ARE BEING DOCUMENTED AS ON OUR PUBLIC INPUT, UH, PORTAL.

SO YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU, PETER.

JUST TWO OBSERVATIONS.

AND I THINK IT'S BEEN STATED JUST TO, TO, TO, TO REINFORCE, UH, I'M REALLY INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT THE ANALYSIS OR WHAT THE DATA SHOWS WITH RESPECT TO RETAILERS.

I MEAN, IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT IF YOU INCREASE THE THROUGHPUT OF PEOPLE AND THE REASON FOR SOMEBODY TO BE ON THE DRAG, THAT IT ACTUALLY RESULTS IN ENHANCEMENTS TO BUSINESSES.

UH, BUT I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE DATA FOR THAT BECAUSE WE KNOW WE'RE GONNA HAVE THAT CONVERSATION THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE THING.

WE THAT'S, UH, THAT'S A KNOWN FOR US.

THAT'S WHAT I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO, TO SEE THAT SO THAT I CAN TAKE IT BACK TO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ASKING ME THOSE QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW.

UH, AND THEN THE OTHER ONE, UH, JUST TO, TO MENTION IS THE, THERE WAS THE, THE RISING OF THE ISSUE WITH RESPECT TO BUSES ON THE, ON THE BRIDGE BECAME A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE.

IT WAS MENTIONED IN THE MEDIA AND THAT'S WHERE I THINK WE FOUND OUT ABOUT IT.

SO WHEN YOU'RE INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY MEETINGS LIKE THAT, AND SOMETHING RISES TO THE LEVEL THAT THAT CONVERSATION ROSE TO IN TERMS OF AN ISSUE THAT'S A CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE OR SOMETHING, JUST A HEADS UP TO THE, TO THE BOARD WITH JUST A ONE PARAGRAPHS, YOU KNOW, JUST A REAL SHORT EMAIL TO EVERYBODY THAT SAYS, HEY, YOU JUST NEED TO BE AWARE OF, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE, IN THE PUBLIC REVIEW AT THIS POINT.

AND THIS IS A ONE PARAGRAPH TO UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE AND THE IMPLICATIONS WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL.

CAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE COME TO US WITH, WITH THOSE KINDS OF ISSUES AND EXPECT US NOW THAT SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC ARE TALKING ABOUT IT, THAT WE HAVE SOME GENERAL FAMILIARITY WITH IT.

SO IF YOU COULD HELP US WITH THAT AND TO BE WELL, THEY APPRECIATE IT.

YUP.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND, UM, I DO HAVE A FEW OBSERVATIONS, PETER, AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE HARD WORK TO GET US THROUGH THIS REVEALING THE PROGRESS OF THE DESIGN.

ONE THING THAT I THOUGHT WAS VERY INSIGHTFUL THAT PERHAPS IS RELATED TO YOUR ALSO YOUR COMMENT BOARD MEMBER ELKINS REGARDING TRAFFIC ANALYSIS, BUT IN YOUR PRESENTATIONS, YOU HAD USED THE PEDESTRIAN COUNTS THAT WERE DONE AS WELL.

SO THAT I THOUGHT IF, IF YOU CAN TELL US MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOUR TEAM DID THAT ANALYSIS OF COUNTING PEDESTRIANS AND INFORMING SOME OF THE DESIGN ON THE DRUG.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS VERY REVEALING BECAUSE WHEN WE COUNT MOVEMENT, WE'RE NOT ONLY COUNTING MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES, BUT PEOPLE RIGHT.

AND SO UNDERSTANDING THAT THE MOVEMENT AND HOW YOU GUYS ARE STUDYING THAT AHEAD OF TIME, I THINK IT'S INFORMING THE DESIGN AND I THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR THE COMMUNITY TO HEAR MORE BROADLY.

AND ALSO FOR THE BOARD TO UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU GUYS ARE DOING THAT ANALYSIS ALREADY.

UM, AND ANOTHER THING THAT I THOUGHT WAS REALLY, UM, UH, WONDERFUL TO SEE, I PARTICIPATED IN THE BREAKOUT SESSIONS FOR THE DRUG AND I HAD TO DO A BEHIND THE SCENES HAPPY DANCE BECAUSE I LOVE TO HEAR THE, SOME OF THE COMMENTS THAT WERE COMING DIRECTLY FROM THE PUBLIC BECAUSE IT'S BETTER TO HEAR IT DIRECTLY THAN TO THINGS GET LOST IN TRANSLATION.

I OFTEN SAY, BUT I, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT REALLY STOOD OUT TO ME FROM THE COMMUNITY AS THEY SPOKE WAS THAT FOR FOLKS, THE INTEREST IS SO HIGH ON THIS EFFORTS AND THIS LINE THAT PEOPLE WERE LOGGING IN FROM ANOTHER CONTINENT AT TWO IN THE MORNING TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING.

AND I THINK IT'S JUST A TESTAMENT OF PEOPLE, REALLY CARE.

PEOPLE ARE TUNING IN AND PEOPLE REALLY, IT MATTERS TO THEM.

THIS IS THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

THESE ARE THEIR BUSINESSES.

THESE ARE, THIS IS, THESE ARE OUR STREETS TOGETHER.

SO I THINK THAT I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT THERE IS GREAT INTEREST AND GREAT ENTHUSIASM FOR, YOU KNOW, DIFFERENT, DIFFERENT OPTIONS AND PEOPLE ARE PARTICIPATING IN A VERY UNIQUE WAY THAT HAS BEEN, UH, IT REALLY RESONATED TO ME THAT SO THAT FOLKS WERE ABLE TO TUNE IN FROM ANOTHER CONTINENT, WHICH IS AGAIN, TH THE ASSUME IDEAS THAT WE'RE EMBRACING RIGHT.

TO, TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR THAT WORK.

THANK YOU.

YES, HE'S FOUND THAT, UH, I REALLY JUST WANT TO COMMEND YOU, PETER.

UH, YOU KNOW, I SAT IN ON SOME OF YOUR WORKSHOPS AND THIS ONE YESTERDAY, UH, IT WAS AS MUCH ABOUT URBAN PLANNING AS WAS ABOUT A TRANSIT PROJECT, AND YOU COULD SEE THE EXCITEMENT THERE.

UM, AND I WANT TO JUST RECOGNIZE, YOU KNOW, THAT YOUR, YOUR LEADERSHIP IN SORT OF RAISING THAT, THAT CONVERSATION WITH THE COMMUNITY AND SORT OF HOW WE RE-IMAGINE OUR STREETS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROJECT

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CONNECT GIVES US.

UM, IT'S NEVER EASY TO THINK ABOUT HOW WE MOVE AROUND DIFFERENTLY, BUT YOU SHOW HOW PEOPLE CAN COEXIST.

AND, YOU KNOW, AS A, THE FULL DISCLOSURE, THE BOARD MEMBER WHO SUGGESTED SOME POP-UPS, UM, TO TRY THESE THINGS, UH, WORK WITH THE CITY STAFF, YOU KNOW, W WE REALLY WANT US SEEING THINGS IN ACTION SOMETIMES REALLY HELPS.

THANK YOU.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

AND, YOU KNOW, I GOT TO GIVE CREDIT TO THE TEAM, WHICH IS ENGINEERS, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, URBAN DESIGNERS, UM, YOU KNOW, FOR HAVING, WORKING THROUGH THESE ISSUES AND, AND PUTTING THEM INTO A FORM THAT IS THAT THE PUBLIC CAN UNDERSTAND.

AND, UM, IT'S FROM THE TOP.

AND I, YOU KNOW, I GOT TO GIVE RANDY CREDIT FOR THIS, CAUSE I THINK THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN PART OF HIS VISION FOR THIS IS THAT IT'S REALLY ABOUT HOW DO WE TAKE A HOLISTIC VIEW TOWARDS THESE THINGS.

AND SO HAVING HIS SUPPORT FOR THAT APPROACH HAS BEEN REALLY MEANINGFUL TO US.

SO THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, PETER.

SO NOW WE'RE MOVING ON TO OUR ACTION ITEMS FOR TODAY.

[5.1. Approval of minutes from the November 2021 Board Meeting]

SO THE FIRST ACTION ITEM IS THE APPROVAL OF THE MEETING MINUTES FROM NOVEMBER 17 FOR THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP BOARD MEETING.

SO IF EVERYONE HAS HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW THE MINUTES, I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST A MOTION AND A SECOND ON APPROVING ACTION ITEM, NUMBER ONE, I'LL MAKE THE MOTION.

MADAM CHAIR.

THANK YOU, DR.

BURNETT, DO I HAVE A SECOND BOARD MEMBER ELKINS SECOND, EVERYONE IN FAVOR, PLEASE SAY AYE.

AYE, AYE.

ANY NAYS? THE MOTION CARRIES JUST TO COMMENT, IF I COULD NOT ABOUT THESE MINUTES, I'M FINE WITH THIS.

UM, CAN WE GOING FORWARD IN THE MINUTES WHEN WE ASK FOR THINGS, HAVE AN ACTION ITEM NEXT TO IT.

SO WE ENSURE THAT THERE'S FOLLOW.

SO I THINK I TALKED ABOUT A LOOK AHEAD, RIGHT? I'D LIKE AN ACTION ITEM TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT'S FOLLOWED UP ON THE MIRROR, ASKED FOR A FOLLOW-UP ON TRAFFIC.

I'D LIKE AN ACTION ITEM TO MAKE SURE WE FOLLOW UP ON THAT SO THAT THESE THINGS DON'T GET KIND OF LOST.

I THINK THAT'D BE HELPFUL AS A TRACKING.

THANK YOU.

UM, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE MEETING MINUTES OR ACTION ITEM, NUMBER ONE, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UH, THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

SO NOW

[5.2. Adoption of ATP Records Management Policy and Approval of Records Management Officer Appointment]

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO ACTION ITEM NUMBER TWO, THE ADOPTION OF ATP RECORDS MANAGEMENT POLICY AND THE APPROVAL OF RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER APPOINTMENT.

SO, UH, AS YOU KNOW, WE HAD, UM, A PRESENTATION LAST TIME REGARDING THIS, THIS ISSUE.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO NOW REQUEST A MOTION AND A SECOND AND ITEM NUMBER TO YOU.

THANK YOU FOR NOVEMBER STRATTON.

SECOND BY MAYOR ADLER.

IF ANY DISCUSSION, NO DISCUSSION EVERYONE IN FAVOR, PLEASE SAY AYE.

AYE.

AND UH, ANY NAYS ACTION ITEM NUMBER TWO HAS BEEN APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

UM,

[5.3. Adoption of ATP Investment Policy and authorization to execute each of the (i) Participation Agreement for TexPool/Texpool Prime and (ii) Participation Agreement for Texas CLASS as authorized investment vehicles]

MOVING ON TO ACTION ITEM NUMBER THREE, THE ADOPTION OF THE ATP INVESTMENT POLICY AND AUTHORIZATION TO EXECUTE EACH ONE, THE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT FOR TEXTBOOKS AND TEXTBOOK PRIME AND TO PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT FOR TEXAS CLASS AS AUTHORIZED INVESTMENT VEHICLES.

SO AGAIN, WE HAD THE PRESENTATION LAST TIME REGARDING THIS ITEM, BUT IF ANYONE HAS, UM, I'D LIKE TO REQUEST NOW EMOTION AND A SECOND, AN ACTION ITEM.

NUMBER THREE.

THANK YOU.

AND DO I HAVE A SECOND, DR.

BURNETT, THANK YOU.

UM, ANY DISCUSSION, NO DISCUSSION.

SO THE MOTION LET'S PLEASE VOTE OR ONE IN FAVOR, PLEASE SAY AYE.

AYE.

AND THE MOTION CARRIES WITHOUT, UM, WITH EVERYONE APPROVAL.

THANK YOU.

SO

[5.4. Approval of Resolution Authorizing General Counsel to Proceed with the Proposed Process for Independent Analysis, including authorization to engage The Eno Center for Transportation to serve as the Independent Consultant for performance of the Independent Analysis in an amount not to exceed [two hundred thousand] dollars ($[200,000]).]

NOW WE'RE MOVING ON TO ACTION ITEM NUMBER FOUR, THE APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING