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[00:00:02]

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE.

UM, IF YOU HAVE A CAMERA, TURN IT ON SO I CAN SEE YOU AND GIVE ME A THUMBS UP THAT YOU CAN HEAR ME.

ALL RIGHT.

GREAT.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, UM, GOOD NEWS IS

[*Due to lack of quorum, this meeting has been cancelled by the city of Austin*]

TECHNICALLY WE HAVE A QUORUM, UM, WITH THE FOUR OF YOU JOINING US AND TWO OF US HERE, THE BAD NEWS IS THAT UPON ARRIVAL WE'VE BEEN INFORMED BY THE CITY THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE A QUORUM IN PERSON ON SITE, AND WE HAVE UNTIL THREE 30 TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

AND, UH, MY ASSUMPTION IS NONE OF YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO RUN OVER HERE AT THIS, YOU KNOW, DROP EVERYTHING AND RUN OVER HERE, RIGHT THIS SECOND TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

I, IF I CAN'T HEAR YOU, ARE YOU MUTED? YEAH, I CAN STILL SEE THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO ME, BUT I CANNOT HEAR YOU.

OH, THERE YOU GO.

I CAN HEAR YOU NOW.

SIX.

UM, AND APPARENTLY WE NEED SIX FOR ANY TO TRANSACT ANY BUSINESS, EVEN WITH UNFILLED SEATS, WE'RE REQUIRED TO HAVE SIX AND APPARENTLY IT IS SIX IN PERSON.

SO UNLESS WE CAN ACHIEVE SIX IN-PERSON, UH, TODAY BEFORE THREE 30, THIS MEETING IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE SHELVED AND WE HAVE TO TRY AND DO THIS ALL AGAIN.

UM, AND TO DO, AND IT WILL REQUIRE SIX PEOPLE IN PERSON AT THE NEXT MEETING.

CORRECT.

OKAY.

UM, SO IT'S GOING TO BE AN EVEN SHORTER MEETING THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE A NON MEETING.

YEAH, WE WOULD NEED THREE OTHERS OR ANYBODY.

ANYBODY ELSE ON THE BOARD ABLE TO GET OVER HERE? NO.

UM, SO WHY IS THAT FAIL? YOU'LL HAVE TO REPEAT YOUR QUESTION BECAUSE YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION IS UNSTABLE.

I CALL EVERY OTHER WORD.

SO WHAT IS THE STAFF'S EXPLANATION FOR AWHILE? I'VE HEARD THAT BECAUSE OF THE, UH, STATE, BECAUSE OF THE GOVERNOR'S RULES, APPARENTLY, APPARENTLY IT'S SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE GOVERNOR'S RULES.

UM, UH, OH, THAT'S A GUESS.

FELICIA, DO YOU KNOW COMMISSIONERS? I, THIS IS FELICIA.

I'LL BE ABLE TO SEND YOU THE EMAIL THAT I RECEIVED FROM CITY HALL TODAY.

UM, FOR THE REASONING, UM, WE ARE IN A HYBRID, BUT WE HAVE TO AT LEAST HAVE SIX MEMBERS HERE AND THE REST CAN BE, UM, JOINING US, BE A VIDEO CONFERENCE.

SO REGARDLESS ON, UM, HOW MANY SEATS WE HAVE VACANT, WE WILL ALWAYS NEED SIX ONSITE AND THE REMAINING CAN STAY HOME IF YOU LIKE.

UM, AND WE ALSO KNOW, UH, WE HAD A COUPLE OF RESPONSES FROM HOW MANY COMMISSIONERS RESPONDED TO SAY THEY COULDN'T MAKE TODAY TOO.

SO WE HAVE TWO THAT CAN'T COME TODAY AT ALL.

UM, WE HAVE TWO VACANCIES, RIGHT? YEAH, YEAH.

TWO, TWO, MAYBE THREE VACANCIES.

WE HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING FROM DISTRICT ONE.

UM, ALTHOUGH WE CAN NOT TRANSACT

[2a. Introduce new Board members]

BUSINESS, WE CAN WELCOME OUR NEW COMMISSIONER HERE.

SO AM I RIGHT? HI, JEN SMITH.

I THINK WE MET THE LAST TIME, WHICH WAS ALMOST A YEAR AGO.

SO IN ANY EVENT, UH, YOU KNOW, UNFORTUNATE THAT WE HAD THIS, UH, PROBLEM COME UP AT THE LAST MINUTE, BUT, UH, IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT EVERYBODY AT LEAST WAS TRYING TO GET ONTO A MEETING TODAY.

SO MAYBE THE NEXT ONE WE CAN ALL MEET IN PERSON, WHICH WOULD BE REALLY GOOD.

COULD WE USE OUR TIME, PERHAPS, EVEN THOUGH WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO CONDUCT THIS, THIS, COULD WE PERHAPS USE OUR TIME WITH THE COMMISSIONERS PRESENT TO LOOK AT A CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING? OR DO YOU NOT, DO YOU FELICIA NOT HAVE A CALENDAR FOR THE CITY? WOULD THAT BE, WOULD THAT BE MOOT? I'M HANDLING THAT AS WELL.

I DO REMEMBER US SIGNING UP FOR A BUNCH OF DATES.

I'M NOT SURE WHEN THAT CALENDAR,

[00:05:01]

HOW FAR THAT CALENDAR WENT.

DO YOU REMEMBER? IT WENT UP UNTIL TODAY, SO IT RIGHT, BUT PREVIOUSLY DIDN'T WE SIGN UP LIKE WE COULD AT LEAST DO NEXT MEETING THE SECOND, MONDAY AT 3:00 PM.

IF THAT WORKS FOR EVERYBODY, UH, LET'S HAVE A LOOK.

I GOT IT RIGHT HERE.

IT WOULD BE FEBRUARY 8TH.

I'M SORRY, FEBRUARY SEVEN.

DOES ANYBODY ELSE HAVE CONFLICTS? FEBRUARY 7TH AT 3:00 PM? NOPE.

SO KEN'S AVAILABLE.

YOU'LL SEND OUT DUE TO POLL.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

I MEAN, THAT WOULD BE MY SUGGESTION.

WE STICK WITH THE SAME TIME, SAME PLACE FOR NEXT ONE.

SO WE CAN PROPERLY TRANSACT BUSINESS AND THEN WE'LL SET THE SCHEDULE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.

SO IS GOING TO SEND OUT A DOODLE POLL FOR US ALL TO CONFIRM OUR AVAILABILITY.

YES, YES.

WE WILL NEED SIX OF US IN PERSON FOR IT TO PROCEED.

UM, AND THEN THEY'LL PUT THAT ON THERE.

THAT WORD.

YES.

IF YOU SUBMIT AN AGENDA ITEM AND IT'S CO-SPONSORED SO AT LEAST TWO OF YOU, AND IT HAS TO BE 15 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING.

UM, AND IF YOU WOULD, WHEN YOU'RE REQUESTING AGENDA ITEMS, THE, UH, THERE'S BEEN A REQUEST THAT YOU BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE ABOUT EXACTLY WHAT YOUR REQUEST IS.

TRY NOT TO MAKE IT GENERAL.

UM, SO THAT WHEN, UM, WHEN FELICIA IS APPROACHING, UH, STAFF IN THOSE DEPARTMENTS, THEY'RE PRETTY CLEAR ABOUT WHAT INFORMATION YOU ARE ALL WANTING THEM TO BRING TO THE, TO THE MEETING AND PRESENT.

I LOVE TO FLIRT WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE AGENDA ITEMS CAN BE ADDED WITH TWO FOLKS.

AND WHAT I LIKE TO REQUEST IS THAT THE COMMISSION AND THE NEXT MEETING TAKE UP THE PARKLAND VIOLENCE WORKING GROUP TRIAL.

AFTER THAT I WORK IN GROUP.

YEAH.

YOU'LL HAVE TO PUT THAT.

UH, I KNOW YOU'D ALREADY SENT ME THAT EMAIL, BUT JUST RESEND IT, UM, AS A REQUEST BECAUSE, UM, I CAN'T TAKE IT FROM YOU NOW.

SO THAT'S TRANSACTING BUSINESS AND WE CANNOT TRANSACT BUSINESS.

JUST CURIOUS.

DO I SEND IT TO ANOTHER COMMISSIONER SECONDARY? I THINK THE WAY THAT YOU HAD TRIED TO DO WHEN YOU HAD SENT IT WITH ONE OTHER COMMISSIONER COPIED, THAT WAS SUFFICIENT FOR ME, THAT TO ME, TELEGRAPH, THAT THERE WAS TWO OF YOU IN SUPPORT.

IT WAS JUST THAT YOU HAD LEFT IT TOO LATE FOR ME TO INCLUDE IT.

I GOT TO TELEGRAPH SOMETHING THAT I .

SO I'LL ASK YOU.

THAT SOUNDS GREAT.

YEAH.

IF YOU CAN DO THAT AND THEN JUST MAKE SURE IT'S TIMELY AND THEN, UH, THAT WILL BE IN LINE WITH OUR BYLAWS.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, IT IS THREE 14.

UH, ARE WE ALLOWED TO DISMISS AT THIS POINT? BECAUSE EVEN IF WE WAIT TO THREE 30, WE KNOW WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET TECHNICALLY WHEN WE ALLOWED THAT WE WERE ALLOWED TO WAIT UNTIL THREE 30 BEFORE CALLING THE MEETING.

BUT I THINK IT'S PRETTY EVIDENT THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET SIX PEOPLE HERE ONSITE, UH, PER THE REQUEST.

SO IF THERE'S NO OBJECTION, I'D LIKE TO JUST GO AHEAD AND CLOSE OUT THIS MEETING AND LET YOU ALL ON WITH YOUR AFTERNOON AND HOPEFULLY SEE YOU A MONTH FROM NOW.

ONE SUGGESTION I HAVE, SOMETIMES THESE MEETINGS GET CANCELED, GET COUNTED AGAINST US IF WE'RE NOT THERE.

AND I HOPE THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE THE CASE FOR THOSE OF US WHO PROBABLY SHOW UP UNDER THE GUIDELINES.

WE UNDERSTAND WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE PREVENTABLE.

I'M GONNA GET WITH CITY HALL ABOUT THAT.

YEAH.

THANK YOU, FELICIA.

THAT WOULD BE GOOD.

SEEING US.

WE, UH, ALL ATTENDED, UH, UNDER THE BELIEF THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE HAVING A MEETING.

WE ALL ATTEMPTED.

YES.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, ONCE AGAIN, IF THERE'S NO OBJECTION, I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CLOSE OUT THIS MEETING SEVERAL AND CAN GET ON WITH THEIR DAY.

IS THERE ANY OBJECTION? ALL RIGHT.

LET'S THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVERYONE.

NICE TO SEE YOU.

HOPEFULLY WE'LL TRY THIS AGAIN NEXT MONTH WITH MORE SUCCESS BY.