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[00:00:08]

UH,

[CALL TO ORDER]

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING FOR MARCH 11TH, 2022.

I AM GOING TO CALL THE ROLE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE QUORUM.

I'M CHAIR, JONATHAN FRANKS, VICE CHAIR, EMILY SRUCK ABSENT DIANA AND ABSENT TORREON BURT ABSENT.

CATHERINE BROADWATER PRESENT.

JOEY GETS SICK PRESENT.

DIANE'S CURRENT IS OSTERWEIL PRESENT ROBIN OR LASKY PRESENT JENNIFER POWELL, ABSENT DEBRA TREY HOE PRESENT.

AND TO MY KNOWLEDGE, THAT IS QUORUM.

SO I'M OFFICIALLY CALLING THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

SO WE DID NOT HAVE ANY, UM, PUBLIC COMMUNICATION THROUGH TELEPHONE OR IN PERSON.

SO

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO APPROVAL OF A JUNE 20, 21 MINUTES.

I WILL.

UM, IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS OR IF ANYTHING, I WILL CALL FOR THE FLOOR FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

THIS IS GOING TO BE OUR THRESHOLDS.

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

OKAY, SO WE'RE GOING TO TRY SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THIS TIME INSTEAD OF A VOICE VOTE, UM, LIAISON DEVIAK WE'LL CALL EACH MEMBER ON THE ROLE.

AND DO YOU GIVE YOUR YES OR NO? CHAIR FRANCS? YES, SIR.

COMMISSIONER BROADWATER? YES.

COMMISSIONER GOOD.

SEG.

YES.

COMMISSIONER KERNS.

OSTERWEIL YES.

COMMISSIONER ORLOVSKY AND COMMISSIONER TREY HILL IN FAVOR PASSES.

SIX ZERO.

ALL RIGHT.

MINUTES HAVE BEEN ADOPTED.

[2A. Discussion and possible action to approve the 2022 meeting schedule.]

AND NOW WE MOVE ON TO ITEM TWO, A, UM, REGARDING THE 2020 TEAM MEETING, SCHEDULE A QUESTION FOR LAYS ON BABY.

LIKE, ARE WE ABLE TO KEEP THE TEAMS SAME TIME SLOT THE SECOND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH, ADD FROM FIVE 30 TO SEVEN.

UH, YOU CAN REQUEST THAT.

I BELIEVE THAT THIS ROOM IS AVAILABLE.

OKAY.

DID ANYONE FROM THE COMMISSION HAVE ANOTHER IDEA OR WOULD YOU RATHER THAT WE KEEP THE SAME TIME SLOT? THE FLOOR IS OPEN.

I'D RATHER WE KEEP IT BECAUSE I'M GOING TO HAVE A INTERNSHIP FOR MY, UH, PARALEGAL AND IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT TO, UH, GO INTO, UM, ANOTHER TIME SLOT.

I'M NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO RUN AROUND AND COME BACK, TAKE OFF, UM, FOR A DAY.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER, UM, ANYBODY ELSE FROM THE COMMISSION HAVE ANY INPUT ON A SAME TIME OR DIFFERENT TIME? THIS IS COMMISSIONER KERN, FOSTER, WHILE DO WE HAVE ANY LIMITATIONS ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT CAN ATTEND VIDEO, BE A VIDEO CONFERENCE FOR 2022.

DO WE NEED TO HAVE PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING? NO, THE PRESIDING OFFICER AND THE LIAISON ARE REQUIRED TO BE IN PERSON.

UH, ALL OTHER MEMBERS MAY PARTICIPATE BY VIDEO AND THAT'S FOR THE, THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR THAT'S UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

OKAY.

I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING GUARANTEED FOR ANY SPECIFIC LENGTH OF TIME.

OKAY.

I HAVE NO OBJECTIONS.

OKAY.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER.

GET SAG.

GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

UH, I KNOW THAT 5:00 PM IF WE EVENTUALLY DO ALL HAVE TO MEET IN PERSON, UM, IS PRETTY CHALLENGING WHEN YOU'RE COMING FROM NORTH AUSTIN.

UM, I GUESS I WOULD BE THINKING IF THERE WERE A WAY WE COULD MEET A LITTLE BIT LATER, LIKE EVEN FIVE 30, THAT WOULD BE IDEAL, BUT OTHERWISE THAT'S MY ONLY INPUT ON THAT COMMISSIONER CASE.

A CLARIFICATION.

WE DO START AT FIVE 30.

OKAY, EXCELLENT.

THAT'S PERFECT.

THEN LET'S DO IT.

ALRIGHT.

AND THE OTHER INPUT FOR, I CALL FOR A VOTE HEARING NONE.

I'LL OPEN THE FLOOR FOR EMOTION REGARDING KEEPING THE SAME TIME SLOT.

SINCE

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I DID NOT HEAR ANY OTHER INPUT, I MOTION.

WE KEEP THE SAME TIME SLOT.

IS THERE A SECOND COMMISSIONER CROHN'S AFTER, WHILE I SECOND? OKAY.

LAZY ON BABY.

I, COULD YOU PLEASE CALL FOR A VOICE VOTE OR I'M SORRY, YOUR FRANK'S YES.

YES.

COMMISSIONER BROADWATER, COMMISSIONER GATES.

AG.

YES.

COMMISSIONER KEARNS.

OSTERWEIL YES.

COMMISSIONER OR ALLOW SKI I AND COMMISSIONER TREY HO I PASSES SIX TO ZERO.

OKAY.

IT HAS PASSED.

SO

[2B. Discussion and possible action regarding selection of members to represent the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities on the Joint Inclusion Committee.]

WE'LL NOW MOVE ON TO ITEM TWO B UH, REGARDING, UH, NOMINATING NEW OR AN ALTERNATE FOR THE JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE WHERE COMMISSIONER GETS SICK, HAS PREVIOUSLY SERVED.

UM, I WILL OPEN THE FLOOR FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO VOICE FOR A NOMINATION OR NOMINATE SOMEONE ELSE.

HI TO YOUR FRIENDS.

GO AHEAD.

THAT WAS, THAT WAS A COMMISSIONER ALLOWS SKI.

I WAS THE SECOND, SECOND ONE THERE.

YEAH, I'M SORRY.

I MAYBE I DIDN'T, HE DIDN'T HEAR ME.

UM, I DID SAY REGARDING THE ALTERNATE.

SO IT WOULD BE YOUR, UM, YOUR ROLE THAT IS UP.

SO THE FLOOR IS OPEN FOR A NOMINATION FOR, UH, A NEW, UH, AN ALTERNATE FOR THIS TERM.

OKAY.

OOPS, THAT'S IT.

OKAY.

UH, CHAIR FRANKS.

YES, THIS IS TERRIBLE.

UM, I PERSONALLY, UM, YOU KNOW, WHEN I DON'T REALLY HAVE THE BANDWIDTH TO DO THAT, UM, BUT I DO JUST WANT TO SAY THAT IF WE DON'T GET A, UM, AN ALTERNATE, ISN'T REALLY THE END OF THE WORLD, BUT I MEAN, IF SOMEBODY IS WILLING TO SERVE AS AN ALTERNATE, I'M GUESSING I WOULD, I GUESS, I GUESS I'M GATHERING IS THAT COMMISSIONER GETS IS WANTING TO STOP BEING THE ALTERNATE.

IS THAT RIGHT? OKAY.

I MEAN, THIS IS COMMISSIONER GETS LIKE, I DON'T REALLY MIND EITHER WAY BECAUSE COMMISSIONER LANSKY WAS ALWAYS ABLE TO ATTEND, SO IT REALLY DOESN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO ME EITHER WAY.

OKAY.

SO YOU'RE, YOU'RE WILLING TO BE REAPPOINTED TO BE THE ALTERNATE LOST SOMEBODY ELSE WANTS TO.

IS THAT RIGHT? YEAH.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO I JUST WANTED TO, YOU KNOW, JUST SO THAT FOLKS, YOU KNOW, EITHER WAY, SOUNDS LIKE IF SOMEBODY ELSE WANTS TO LET KNOW I'LL STOP TALKING AND SEE IF SOMEBODY ELSE COMES IN JUST A CLARIFICATION QUESTION.

COMMISSIONER ALLOW SKI.

IS YOUR SCHOOL SCHEDULE GOING TO IMPACT YOUR AVAILABILITY AT ALL TO ATTEND THOSE MEETINGS? NO, IT'S NOT.

UH, WE MEET LATER IN THE DAY, UH, DURING THE, UH, EVENING.

OKAY, GREAT.

GREAT.

SO DOES ANYONE ELSE FEEL AS IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO SERVE AS THE ALTERNATE OR IF NOT, WE CAN GO AHEAD.

AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMMISSION A GOOD SIX TO STAY IN THIS ROLE, I'M FINE SAYING IN THIS ROLE OF NOBODY ELSE'S IS, UH, WANTING TO, AND THAT, SORRY, THAT WAS COMMISSIONER GETS A YES.

THANK YOU.

I WILL CALL FOR ONE LAST REQUEST FOR INPUT ON ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS.

I DID HAVE TO CLARIFY.

THE ONLY TIME I MISSED A MEETING WAS WHEN I ATTENDED MY BROTHER'S WEDDING, BUT THAT WAS JUST BECAUSE I WAS IN HOUSTON.

THAT'S FINE.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

NO WORRIES.

IT HAPPENS.

WE HAVE LIVES.

OKAY.

HEARING NONE.

I WILL ASK FOR A MOTION TO APPOINT COMMISSIONER GETS SICK AS THE JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE.

ALTERNATE.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER.

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND? I SECOND, THIS IS COMMISSIONER ORLOVSKY.

I APOLOGIZE.

NO WORRIES.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED LIAISON, BABY YUCK.

I'LL CALL THE ROLE CHAIR.

FRANKS COMMISSIONER BROADWATER COMMISSIONER GETS SIG COMMISSIONER KERNS OSTERWEIL COMMISSIONER, OR ALLOWS SK-II

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AND COMMISSIONER .

AYE.

MOTION PASSES SIX TO ZERO.

THE NOMINATION IS COMMISSIONER.

GOOD, SEG.

AWESOME.

CONGRATULATIONS.

UH, COMMISSIONER GETS SICK.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO IF YOU'RE NEEDED TO BE CALLED UPON

[2C. Discussion and possible action on a recommendation to City Council related to the City of Austin Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget and Strategic Direction 2023: Economic Opportunity and Affordability; Mobility; Safety; Health and Environment; Culture and Lifelong Learning; and Government That Works for All.]

LAYS IN BED, BUT COULD YOU READ ITEM TO SEE IT'S A PRETTY LONG DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON A RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL RELATED TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN FISCAL YEAR 20 22, 20 23 BUDGET AND STRATEGIC DIRECTION, 2023 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND AFFORDABILITY, MOBILITY, SAFETY, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENT, CULTURE, AND LIFELONG LEARNING AND GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS FOR ALL.

OKAY.

BELIEVE COMMISSIONER TREY HILL.

THIS WAS YOUR RATIO RECOMMENDATION, I BELIEVE.

YEAH, SO WE'RE UM, HOLD ON, LET ME START MY VIDEO.

UM, WE ARE, UM, AT THE END OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS AND BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO MEET, UM, WE HAVEN'T DONE WHAT WE NORMALLY WOULD EVERY YEAR, WHICH IS TALK ABOUT ALL THE, UM, THAT NEED ADDRESSING THAT WE MIGHT ASK FOR BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS ON.

UM, I KNOW THAT THERE'S ONE THAT IS ACUTE ACUTELY IMPORTANT TO OUR FAMILY.

UM, AND IT'S, IT'S THE TOPIC THAT I'M FREQUENTLY, UH, BRING UP ABOUT THE LACK OF PROGRAMMING FOR I'M SORRY, ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES FOR DAYHAB.

UM, AND SO, UM, I, IF I MIGHT JUST GET A, BE GRANTED LIKE A FEW MINUTES, TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC.

GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

SO BASICALLY EVERY YEAR I COME IN AND BRING UP THE FACT THAT THERE'S NOT ENOUGH PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES THROUGH THE PARKS PROGRAM.

UM, THE PROBLEM FOR THE INTELLECTUAL DISABLED COMMUNITY IS THAT MOST, UM, PRIVATE OR EVEN OTHER PUBLIC PROGRAMMING THAT'S RECREATIONAL, UM, DOES NOT INCLUDE, UH, CHILDREN OR ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

IN OTHER WORDS, YOU CAN ATTEND.

IF YOU HAVE AN AID FULL TIME, YOU HAVE TO HAVE PE SOME OTHER ADULT TO GO WITH YOUR KID TO IF THEY HAVE ANY KIND OF, YOU KNOW, SIGNIFICANT NEED.

UM, THE EXCEPTION TO THAT IS THE VERY LIMITED PROGRAMMING THAT'S AVAILABLE THROUGH THE MACBETH.

AND I THINK DUE IN PART TO THIS, THIS COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION THERE HAVE IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS BEEN WELL COVID, COVID PUT A HALT TO IT, BUT A LITTLE BIT OF PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES ALSO OFFERED AT THE DOTTY JORDAN RECREATIONAL CENTER IN NORTHEAST AUSTIN.

UM, SO LET ME JUST DESCRIBE THIS SIGNIFICANT, THE PLACE WHERE THERE'S NEEDS.

SO WE, SINCE I'VE BEEN ON THIS COMMITTEE AND ADVOCATING ON THIS TOPIC, THE CITY HAS INCREASED TO PROVIDE CAMP, UM, SERVICES AT MACBETH REC CENTER ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THREE YEARS OLD.

UM, AND THE REASON FOR THAT NEED IS THAT AT THREE, YOUR CHILD STARTS TO GO TO PUBLIC SCHOOL IF THEY HAVE DISABILITIES OR THEY'RE ELIGIBLE.

AND THEY, UH, THEN IN THE SUMMER YOU DON'T HAVE CHILDCARE BECAUSE YOUR CHILD'S NOT IN A NORMAL PRE-K, THEY'RE GOING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL.

SO THEY EXPANDED AND WENT ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THREE.

THEY USED TO ONLY START PROGRAMMING BATH AT EIGHT, BUT THERE'S STILL NOT ENOUGH SLOTS FOR THE THREE TO 22 YEAR OLDS.

THEY OFFER SEVERAL DIFFERENT PROGRAMS THAT MAKE BATH, ALL SEGREGATED, UM, ALL ONLY CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES.

UM, BUT IT IS SOMETHING IT'S CAMP.

SO ALL SUMMER THEY OFFER SUMMER CAMP.

IT'S SPRING BREAK, THEY OFFER A CAMP, UM, AND SINCE MANY OF US, INCLUDING OUR OWN FAMILY, OUR SON IS NOT ACCEPTED INTO ANY OTHER PROGRAMMING.

SO IT'S THE ONE PLACE THAT WE'RE ABLE TO GET HIM.

BUT THE PROBLEM IS THERE'S WAITING LISTS FOR THAT THREE TO 22 YEAR OLD.

AND IT'S A LOT IT'S YOU GOTTA GET IN THERE.

UM, AT EXACTLY 10:00 AM, WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS, YOU NEED TO HURRY UP AND GRAB A SPOT, AND THEN ALL THE, THE SPOTS ARE FULL.

SO THERE'S NOT ENOUGH SPOTS FOR THREE TO 22 YEAR OLDS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

THAT MACBETH THERE'S ALSO, OUR SON IS NOW 22

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AND HE WILL ATTEND HIS LAST CAMP SESSION THIS SUMMER AT MACBETH.

UM, THEN HE WILL NO LONGER BE ELIGIBLE FOR SUMMER CAMP OR SPRING BREAK CAMP AT MACBETH.

WHAT HE IS POSSIBLY, HOPEFULLY GONNA QUALIFY FOR IS DAY HABILITATION SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH MACBETH, BUT MACBETH HAS LONG WAITING LISTS FOR THE TWO WAYS YOU CAN PAY FOR THOSE ADULT DAY HAB SERVICES.

YOU CAN PAY FOR THAT PROGRAM THROUGH STATE FUNDING, THROUGH MEDICAID WAIVER, AND YOU CAN PAY PRIVATE PAY JUST PER WEEK, JUST LIKE YOU PAY FOR CHILDCARE.

THE PROBLEM IS BOTH OF THOSE WAITING LISTS ARE VERY LONG THAT THE STATE PAY, WHICH OUR SON IS ON A STATE MEDICAID WAIVER PROGRAM, BUT THE STATE PAY IS YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS LONG.

SO TO BE ABLE TO GET HIM FREE DAY HAB SERVICES, I DON'T KNOW WHEN, IF, IF EVER THERE'LL BE ENOUGH SPACES THERE FOR HIM FOR THAT THE PRIVATE PAY LIST IS YEARS LONG TOO.

AND FOR INSTANCE, MY SON WILL TURN 22.

HE WON'T BE ELIGIBLE FOR, FOR BOTH SCHOOL.

HE'S NOT ABLE TO GO AND JUST WORK AND BE INDEPENDENT AND WE HAVE FULL-TIME JOBS.

SO IF WE CAN'T FIND SOMETHING POSITIVE FOR HIM TO BE DOING DURING THE DAY, HE ENDS UP JUST BEING HOME WITH AN ASSISTANT, NOT DOING MUCH.

SO BEING OUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND DOING ACTIVITIES, BEING ENGAGED IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR ADULTS IN THEIR MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL HEALTH.

SO THERE'S NOT ENOUGH SLOTS THAT MAKE BETH, THEY HAVE THIS VERY LIMITED PROGRAMMING THAT MIGHT DOTTIE JORDAN IS FROM ONLY NINE TO TWO.

THE MACBETH IS LIKE EIGHT 30 TO THREE 30, WHICH IS NOT A FULL DAY'S WORK, BUT THE DOTTIE JORDAN'S EVEN LESS.

IT'S NINE TO TWO.

SO, AND THERE'S VERY FEW SLOTS FOR THAT ALSO.

SO WHAT I'M ASKING FOR IN THIS RECOMMENDATION IS A SPECIFIC REQUEST TO THE CITY TO AGAIN, INCREASE FUNDING FOR THESE PROGRAMS. UM, AND SO I'VE TOOK THE RESOLUTION THAT WE HAVE USED IN PRIOR UNIVERSE, AND I INSERTED THAT LANGUAGE.

AND THAT'S WHAT YOU HAVE BEFORE BEFORE YOU, UM, I, I W I WANT TO ASK AND I'LL MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THIS.

HOWEVER, UM, IF AFTER WE COVER THIS TOPIC, UM, OR RELATED TO AFTER MY MOTION IS MADE, I GUESS, AND HOPEFULLY PASSES, IF FOLKS WANT TO TALK ABOUT ANY OTHER FUNDING REQUESTS WE WANT TO MAKE TONIGHT AND DRAFT TONIGHT, THEN WE COULD JUST TAKE THE SAME DOCUMENT AND ADD IN TAX.

BUT I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE, BECAUSE NO ONE'S BROUGHT UP ANY SPECIFIC IDEAS THAT HAVE BEEN SHARED.

I'M AFRAID WILL WE, IF WE WERE UNABLE TO COVER THINGS IN TIME, I DON'T WANT THIS ONE TO GET LOST BECAUSE IT'S TEED UP AND READY TO GO.

SO, UM, SO I MOVE APPROVAL OF THE, UM, RESOLUTION THAT YOU WERE PROVIDED, UM, TO INCREASE FUNDING, UM, BY THE CITY TO SUPPORT RECREATIONAL AND DAY HAB PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES SPECIFICALLY, UM, INCREASING THE NUMBER OF SLOTS AVAILABLE TO, UM, THE MACBETH RECREATION HALL, UH, CENTER.

UM, AND, UH, YEAH, WITH THAT, UM, I ASKED FOR A SECOND.

OKAY.

BEFORE I CALL FOR A SECOND, I WILL JUST OPEN THE FLOOR QUICKLY FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR BRIEF DISCUSSION REGARDING COMMISSIONERS THAT ARE HOST US TOPIC.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER KEARNS AFTER, WHILE I DON'T SEE CHILDREN MENTIONED HERE, I SEE PEOPLE PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

DO WE NEED TO ADD CHILDREN IN HERE? OH YEAH.

YOU KNOW, I, IT JUST MAY BE THAT I REALLY WAS DIRECTING, CAUSE THIS IS THE THING THAT I WAS TOTALLY FOCUSED ON THAT COULD BE ADDED THROUGHOUT IT.

BUT NOW HERE'S THE QUESTION.

MY COMPUTER WAS HAVING TROUBLE, SO I HAD TO SHUT IT DOWN AND I WAS REBOOTING IT.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S BOOTED BACK UP, I'LL GO CHECK.

BUT IF SOMEBODY'S ABLE TO ADD THAT LANGUAGE IN, UM, TO THE DOCUMENT, BECAUSE WE HAVE TO, WHAT, WHAT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE IS SAYING AS WE NEED TO HAVE IT EXACTLY DRAFTED IN THIS CALL, WHATEVER WE'RE DOING DATE TO APRIL.

UH, SO THE THIRD, WHEREAS PARAGRAPH NOW READS THIS DRAFTED, UH, THE LACK OF AVAILABLE DAY HABILITATION PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS, UH, COULD BE AMENDED TO READ FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN, EXCEPT FOR, IT'S NOT DAY HAB FOR CHILDREN THEY HAVE IS REALLY FOR ADULTS.

SO IT'S RECREATIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN AND DAY HABILITATION

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PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS.

CAN YOU SAY THAT ONE MORE TIME? SO I WOULD INSERT LACK OF AVAILABLE RECREATIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN AND DAY HABILITATION PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES.

I MEAN, WE COULD GO WITH ABILITIES TWICE.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S CLEAR ENOUGH THAT IT'S MODIFYING IT, CHILDREN AND ADULTS, BUT, BUT SO WE DON'T HAVE A, YEAH.

SO IT COULD GO IN THERE.

UM, BUT I THINK THAT IT THEN WE'D WANT TO AMEND THE OTHER PARAGRAPHS AS WELL, LIKE THAT, UM, THAT FIRST WHERE, UH, SECOND, WHEREAS PARAGRAPH FAMILY MEMBERS OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES DONE, AND THEN, UM, BE IT RESOLVED AS THE MOST IMPORTANT STUFF.

AND SO THERE, WE WOULD SAY INCREASE PROGRAM THROUGH THE CITY OF FOR PEOPLE WITH THIS, WITH DISABILITIES, INCLUDING, UM, INCREASED, AND THEN THEY'RE PUT RECREATIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN.

UH, I'M SORRY, PLEASE GO BACK AND LET ME SAY AGAIN, WHERE, WHERE YOU'RE AMENDING THE, THE RESOLVED PARAGRAPH.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, GO ON THIRD LINE.

YES.

AFTER THE COMMA AND THEN INCLUDING, AND THEN INCREASED TO INSERT AFTER INCREASED INCLUSIVE, INCLUDING INCREASED AND INSERT RECREATIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN AND IN FRONT OF DAY.

GOT IT.

AND THEN I THINK THE REST OF IT'S FINE.

YEAH.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER DISCUSSION OR QUESTIONS FOR COMMISSIONER THAT ARE HOME HEARING? NONE.

I'LL OPEN THE FLOOR SINCE COMMISSIONER SENATOR HALL HAS MADE A MOTION.

I'LL OPEN THE FLOOR FOR A SECOND.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER CORN, VAST WILDLIFE SECOND.

OKAY.

HAS BEEN MOVED IN SECOND AND LAYS.

AND BABY, I COULD YOU CALL FOR A VOICE OR MR. VOTE CHAIR.

FRANCS.

AYE.

COMMISSIONER BROADWATER.

HI COMMISSIONER.

GOOD SAG COMMISSIONER.

GOOD SAKE.

ARE YOU THERE MUST HAVE STEPPED AWAY OR SOMETHING.

WELL, IF WE'VE LOST HER, THEN WE'VE LOST QUORUM.

YEAH.

DO WE HAVE HER CELL PHONE? DOES ANYBODY EVER CELL PHONE? OKAY.

OH, SHE'S STILL IN THE COMMISSIONER.

GOOD SAID YOU'RE YOU MIGHT BE MUTED NOW.

HER MIKE'S ON.

NO, I SAID AYE, BUT Y'ALL CAN'T HEAR ME.

WE HEAR YOU NOW, YOU KNOW? YES.

THANK YOU.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

YES.

COMMISSIONER COMES OFFICER WHILE COMMISSIONER WILL ALLOW SK-II AYE.

COMMISSIONER THREADGILL UH, AYE.

MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO.

GREAT.

I'M GLAD THIS IS, UM, DEFINITELY BEEN ADDED TO THE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS.

UM, ARE WE LOSING BABIES? ARE WE ABLE TO OPEN THE FLOOR FOR OTHER BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS? ABSOLUTELY.

OKAY.

JUST ANY OTHER COMMISSIONER HAVE A BUDGET RECOMMENDATION THEY WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT, THIS IS COMMISSIONER KERN, DUSTER WORLD.

I'M GOING TO ASK A HARD QUESTION.

GO AHEAD.

UM, WHAT HAVE WE PROPOSED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS THAT HAVE NOT, THAT HAS NOT BEEN FUNDED THAT WE WANT TO FOCUS ON.

LIKE, I FEEL LIKE WE MADE SMALL INROADS, BUT LIKE, YOU KNOW, MY REQUEST FOR THE BATHROOM.

I'D LOVE TO PUT THAT ON THERE.

YOU KNOW, AT SOME POINT SOMEONE WILL LISTEN.

I THINK THAT'S ONE THAT'S, THEY'VE CONSISTENTLY NOT AGREED TO FUND AND IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE THAT BIG OF AN ASK.

UM, SO I THINK THAT WE SHOULD, WE SHOULD DO THAT.

HI, THIS IS COMMISSIONER OR ORLOVSKY.

UM, I THINK THE PROBLEM WITH THAT WAS THAT WE HAD LUMPED SEVERAL THINGS TOGETHER.

UM, IF WE BROKE IT DOWN AND WE ADD, FOR INSTANCE, UH, WHEN THEY REJECTED IT, THEY SAID THAT IT WAS TOO LARGE.

UM, IF WE ASK FOR INSTANCE, FOR THE PUSH

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BUTTON FOR THE FIRST FLOOR DOORS, UH, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE THE CASE THAT THE PUSH BUTTON, UM, FOR THE DOORS WAS NOT TOO LARGE.

WHAT ARE YOU REFERRING TO? THE, THE MO THE RECOMMENDATION WE HAD LAST YEAR REGARDING CITY HALL DOORS, RIGHT? BECAUSE WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE PARKS AND THE BATHROOMS AT THIS CURRENT MOMENT, RIGHT.

FOR THE CITY HALL DOORS.

BUT I WOULD THINK ROBIN IT'S COMMISSIONER KERNZA ASKED HER, WELL, ARE YOU SAYING THAT EVERYTHING WAS TOGETHER LUMPED IN TOGETHER? OKAY.

SO MAYBE WE SEPARATE OUT, SEPARATE THEM OUT.

WELL, WE HAD ONE RESOLUTION LISTED ALL OVER BUDGET RECOMMENDATION, SO, I MEAN, THAT'S KIND OF STANDARD, OR DID SOMEBODY TELL YOU, OH, THE REASON WE DIDN'T APPROVE THIS RECOMMENDATION IS BECAUSE IT WAS TOGETHER WITH OTHER ONES THAT WE DID APPROVE, LIKE, CAUSE SOME OF THEM, OUR, OF, UM, PART OF WHAT THE JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE DOES IS WE LOOK AT THE BUDGET, UH, RECOMMENDATIONS.

AND, UM, WHEN I LOOKED AT WHY, UH, THE CITY BUDGET OFFICE, UH, HAD REJECTED THOSE, UM, REQUEST IS THEY SAID THAT, UH, IT WAS TOO, TOO BIG AND THE PUSH BUTTON DOOR FOR THE FIRST FLOOR, CITY BATHROOM.

UM, WAS IT TOO BIG? THE DIMENSION FOR THAT PUSH BUTTON? WAS IT TOO BIG? UH, THEY JUST DIDN'T PAY ATTENTION.

YES.

THEY COULD HAVE FUNDED PART OF IT.

NO, THEY WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FUND EVERYTHING WE ASKED FOR, BUT THEY CERTAINLY WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FUND PART OF IT.

IT'S COMMISSIONER KERNS.

OSTERWEIL I'D LIKE TO INCLUDE A RECOMMENDATION FOR.

UM, AND, UM, I'M GOING TO PAUSE A SECOND.

I DON'T KNOW IF COMMISSIONER HO HAS ANY UPDATES FROM THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, UM, BUT HAVING THE SINGLE STALL GENDER NEUTRAL ACCESSIBLE BATHROOM IN THE ZILKER PARK IS I THINK WOULD PROBABLY SERVE OUR COMMUNITY THE BEST BECAUSE IT HAS THE HIGHEST TRAFFIC, MOREOVER, YOU KNOW, CITY HALL, WHICH WOULD BE GREAT, BUT I FEEL LIKE IT WOULD SERVE MORE PEOPLE, UH, PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE CITY, VISITORS, ET CETERA, IF IT WERE IN THE PARK.

SO I, I WOULD LIKE TO PUSH THAT ONE FORWARD AND I'M HAPPY TO WRITE WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE WRITTEN TONIGHT.

YEAH.

I THINK IF YOU, DIANE, IF YOU CAN PLAY AROUND ON YOUR SCREEN, MAYBE TAKE THE FORM OF THAT RESOLUTE EITHER.

IT PROBABLY MAKES SENSE TO MAKE IT A DIFFERENT RESOLUTION, BUT IF YOU CAN JUST START, YOU KNOW, TYPING IT UP, YOU CAN USE THAT FORM.

AND THEN, UM, IF THERE'S A WAY FOR YOU TO SCREEN-SHARE ONCE YOU'VE GOT IT READY.

UM, I DROVE DOWN TO CITY HALL AND I DON'T HAVE A COMPUTER.

SORRY.

AND, UM, YOU, WELL, I CAN GET WET HANDS.

I CAN, UM, SEE IF MY COMPUTER WILL REBOOT OR IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE WHO CAN DO THIS? I CAN TYPE ON MY PHONE IF NEED BE.

UM, THE ONE MAYBE, UM, I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE SEND ME SOME LANGUAGE.

LET ME SEE IF I CAN GET, I CAN'T GIVE ANY RESTART.

MY SCREEN KEPT GOING BLACK KEPT GOING ON AND OFF ON AND OFF ON AND OFF.

SO I SHUT IT DOWN CLARIFICATION.

LEADISM BABY ACTIVE.

WE HAVE TO HAVE THE EXACT LANGUAGE TONIGHT.

COULD WE VOTE ON THE RECOMMENDATION, HOW THE LANGUAGE SUBMITTED? UH, THANK YOU.

YOU WOULD NEED TO HAVE THE LANGUAGE VOTED ON IN A MEETING.

OKAY.

THAT'S BEEN POSTED WITH A QUORUM.

IF THERE'S SOMEONE IS COMMISSIONER KEARNS.

WELL, IF SOMEONE IS AVAILABLE THE TYPE, I FEEL LIKE I COULD PROBABLY REMEMBER WHAT WE HAD SAID IN PREVIOUS YEARS.

AND MR. BOBBY ACKER, YOU AVAILABLE TO TYPE IT IF, UM, SHE TRANSCRIBES, AH, I, I DON'T HAVE, UH, I DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO A, TO A KEYBOARD.

OH, OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

I'M TRYING DIANE, MAYBE START, DO WE HAVE ANYTHING ELSE ON THE AGENDA? THERE'S A NUMBER OF OLD, UH, UH, RECOMMENDATIONS FROM LAST SUMMER.

SO CHAIRMAN WHILE D AND I ARE TRYING TO WORK ON A DOCUMENT.

DO YOU, UM, WANT TO MAYBE MOVE TO THE NET? WE CAN, WE CAN COME BACK TO THIS AGENDA ITEM.

THAT'S FINE.

WE CAN GET SOMETHING TOGETHER AND THE NEXT TIME ON

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15 MINUTES OR SO.

YES, THAT'D BE GREAT.

COULD YOU READ ITEM IN TWO E MR. I MEAN LIAISON REGARDING THE HEALTH CARE NAVIGATION,

[2D. Discussion and possible action regarding moving the Americans with Disabilities Act Program Into the Civil Rights Office.]

UH, DID YOU WANT TO DO DUE TO D UH, THE FIT? UH, YEAH.

YES, THAT'S FINE.

OKAY.

ITEM TWO D DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING MOVING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT PROGRAM INTO THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE.

WAS THIS AGENDA TOPIC BROUGHT FORTH BY A CERTAIN COMMISSIONER? I BELIEVE SPONSOR ON THIS AS COMMISSIONER ORLOWSKI COMMISSIONER ALASKA IS THIS YEAR AGENDA ITEM.

HI, UH, CHAIR FRANKS.

YES, IT IS.

OKAY.

UM, WE HAD, WELL, THIS CAME ABOUT, UM, RIGHT AFTER WE HAD OUR, UH, WE HAVE OUR TOWN HALL WITH THE, UH, A WEEK WITH THE OFFICE OF POLICE OVERSIGHT.

UH, WE HAD BEEN MOVED INTO THE, UH, CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE, UH, WHICH WAS ONE OF THE CO-SPONSORS OF THE EVENT.

UH, BUT, UH, THE AMERICAN MARKET, THE ADA PROGRAM, UM, REMAINED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE.

AND, UH, EVEN THOUGH WE WERE IN THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, I, THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COULDN'T PROVIDE US WITH CIVIL RIGHTS, WHICH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT IS A CIVIL RIGHTS LAW, UM, WHICH I FOUND VERY AWKWARD AND I'M SURE PEOPLE, UH, OUTSIDE OF THE EIGHT, THE, UH, OUR COMMISSION FOUND AWKWARD TOO.

UM, UH, THAT THAT'S ONE OF THE INCIDENCES REFERENCE HERE.

UM, AND THIS IS, UH, GOING TO BRING THAT IN.

UM, OTHER THING THAT'S AWKWARD IS THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE DOES COVER HIV AIDS, WHICH IS CONSIDERED A DISABILITY UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, BUT IT DOESN'T COVER OTHER DISABILITIES AGAIN.

UM, IT'S TO BRING CONSISTENCY.

UM, I DON'T THINK THE CITY, UH, REALIZED THAT WHEN IT CREATED THE OFFICE AND IT PLACED HIV AIDS COVERAGE UNDER THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE, UH, BUT IT LEFT OUT OTHER DISABILITIES, UM, CAUSE THAT WOULD PROVIDE BETTER COVERAGE, BETTER CONSISTENCY.

AGAIN, UM, WE'VE RECEIVED EMAILS FROM PEOPLE ASKING FOR, UH, COVERAGE, UH, ASKING FOR ENFORCEMENT.

WE'RE JUST AN EDUCATION RESOURCE, UH, COMMUNITY OUTREACH.

WE CAN'T DO ANY ENFORCEMENT.

UH, ONLY THE ADA PROGRAM CAN.

AND THE PURPOSE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE WAS TO HAVE, UH, ONE PLACE WHERE ALL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS ARE, UH, LOCATED.

AND IF YOU HAVE A PLACE WHERE THE ADA IS LEFT OUT, YOU DON'T HAVE A PLACE WHERE ALL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS ARE LOCATED.

UM, IT, THE OFFICE, ISN'T IT BEING A CENTRALLY LOCATED PLACE FOR ALL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS.

SO WE NEED TO RECOMMEND TO THE CITY COUNCIL THAT THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT PROGRAM IS MOVED INTO THIS OFFICE.

UM, THE CURRENT DIRECTOR OF THIS OFFICE HAS LIVED IN A CITY WHERE A CITY OF PORTLAND, OREGON, WHERE, UH, THE ADA, UM, WAS LOCATED IN A CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE.

OKAY.

I'LL OPEN THE FLOOR FOR DISCUSSION FOR ME, I BELIEVE THIS IS, UM, SOMETHING, UH, WORTHWHILE TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL.

I MEAN, CIVIL RIGHTS ARE DISABILITY RIGHTS ARE CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS AND THEY ALL COINCIDE WITH ONE ANOTHER INTERSECTIONALITY.

SO, SO CAN I JUST ASK SOME CLARIFYING QUESTIONS? YES.

OKAY.

SO THE IDEA HERE IS THAT, UM, UM, THE, CAN YOU JUST RESTATE, WHAT IS

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IT, WHAT IS IT YOU'RE SEEKING TO DO TO GET, UM, THE, THE OFFICE OF DISABILITIES LOCATED WITHIN THE CIVIL RIGHTS DEPARTMENT DIVISION OR SOMETHING? AND YOU JUST WRITE OKAY.

THE WE'RE LOCATED NOW IN HUMAN RESOURCES, RIGHT? YES.

OKAY.

AND SO YOU'RE, AND SO I GUESS EVERY TIME THIS HAS COME UP, UM, LIKE WE TALKED ABOUT THIS WITH DAVID AND HE OBJECTED AND EXPLAINED WHY IT WASN'T GONNA WORK AND IT WASN'T A GOOD IDEA.

UM, AND SO WE ENDED UP NOT DOING IT.

I GUESS WHAT I'M ASKING IS, DOES, UM, DOES, UH, OUR LIAISON HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON THIS OR IS THIS AN A FOR HIM BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT IN THAT DEPARTMENT? UH, WELL, THIS IS, UH, THE LIAISON BABIAK, I, I'M NOT REALLY, UH, COMPETENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DELIBERATION.

UH, I AM AN EMPLOYEE IN THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS.

OKAY.

BUT THIS, THE OFFICE THAT YOU'RE WANTING MOVED, UM, COMMISSIONER LAWSKY IS THE GAY OFFICE.

RIGHT? RIGHT.

THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT PROGRAM IS REFERRED TO AS THE TA ENFORCES A CIVIL RIGHTS LAW CALLED THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT THAT ISN'T THE REASON THAT IT'S HOUSED WITHIN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, BECAUSE IT DEALS ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY WITH ADA COMPLAINTS INVOLVING EMPLOYEES.

IT DEALS WITH COMPLAINTS AS WELL AS, UM, A ADA COMPLIANCE, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS AND RESULT RIGHT.

INVOLVING, UM, EMPLOYMENT.

SO IT'S BOTH, IT SAID, OH, AND ALSO IT ALSO ENFORCES A CITY OF AUSTIN PROGRAM SERVICES AND EVENTS.

UH, WHEN WE HELD A CITY OF AUSTIN PROGRAM EVENT AND SERVICES FOR, UH, CITY OF AUSTIN TOWN HALL, PEOPLE HAD TO GO TO THE ADA PROGRAM, UM, EX OTHER DEPARTMENTS IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE COULDN'T PROVIDE ACCOMMODATIONS.

THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT PROGRAM WAS THE OFFICE.

THEY HAD TO CONTACT EVEN IF THEY WEREN'T EMPLOYEES OR PERSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES.

SO NO, IT DOESN'T JUST DO EMPLOYMENT.

OKAY.

SO REGARDS TO THAT, IF WE MOVED THIS OFFICE FROM THE HERE, THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER DEPARTMENT TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS, WOULD THE ROLES THAT THE INDIVIDUALS SUCH AS DAVID ONDECK OR FORMER LIAISON PERFORMS REGARDING EMPLOYMENT, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS, WOULD THAT NO LONGER BE IN EFFECT? INCIDENTS IS COMPLETELY IN A DIFFERENT DEPARTMENT.

WELL, EMPLOYMENT IS READY, MOVED INTO THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFF.

OKAY.

UM, HE DIDN'T JUST DO EMPLOYMENT.

THAT WAS A DIFFERENT FUNCTION.

AS SOMEBODY ELSE DID THAT EMPLOYMENT IS A RE NEWT INTO THIS, INTO THE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION.

WE SAW PRE A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON THAT.

HE DEALS WITH DISABILITY, CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT.

OKAY.

EVERYTHING OKAY.

WHOOPS.

MAYBE I DIDN'T LOSE THE CALL.

IT'S GOING TO PRESENTATION ON THAT.

UH, WHEN WE SAW WHAT THIS, UH, WHAT THE CIVIL RIGHTS DEPARTMENT DOES, BUT, UH, THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT LAW IS VERY SPECIFIC THAT IT SAYS, HEY, UH, THIS COVERS MORE THAN EMPLOYMENT.

RIGHT? RIGHT.

AND WHEN, UM, WE HELD THAT TOWN HALL ABOUT PEOPLE AND POLICING, UM, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY AND POLICING, IT SAID, HEY, YOU DO HAVE TO CONTACT THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT PROGRAM.

UH, EVEN IF YOU AREN'T A EMPLOYEE POTENTIAL EMPLOYEE OR RETIREE OF THE CITY, OKAY, I'M GOING TO OPEN THE FLOOR.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER LASKY.

I WOULD OPEN THE FLOOR FOR ANY OTHER DISCUSSION FROM ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS, WANT TO PROVIDE INPUT.

HEARING NONE.

UM, SINCE IS IT A POSSIBLE ACTION ITEM, COMMISSIONER, ALASKA, ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE A MOTION? I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE THIS RESOLUTION.

IS THERE A SECOND? I WILL CALL ONE MORE TIME.

IS THERE A SECOND,

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UH, HEARING NONE, THE REQUEST FOR A MOTION FAILS.

WAS THAT AN SOMEBODY WHO JOHN JUMPED IN AT THE END TO MAKE THE SECOND? UM, I WILL OPEN IT IF SOMEONE DID I'LL OPEN UP ONCE MORE.

I THINK, I THINK COMMISSIONER ORLOWSKI, SINCE WE'VE HEARD BEFORE CITY STAFF SAYING NOT GOING TO DO IT, AND THEY WERE ARGUING AS TO WHY I HEAR YOUR ARGUMENTS, BUT THERE'S NO OPPOSING OR ANY INFORMATION FROM THEM.

AND IT'S ABOUT REORGANIZING CITY GOVERNMENT, WHICH I DON'T REALLY HATE DOING.

BUT IF YOU, IF MAYBE IF WE COULD GET SOMEBODY OVER FROM THOSE TWO DEPARTMENTS AT THE SAME MEETING TO TALK TO US ABOUT THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS, UM, THEN IT MIGHT BE EASIER FOR EVERYBODY ELSE TO GO ONE WAY OR THE OTHER ON THIS.

I THINK THAT'S WHY IT'S HARD FOR EVERYBODY TO VOTE IS THAT WE FEEL PRETTY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH TELLING PEOPLE, WITH TELLING THE CITY HOW ITS DEPARTMENT SHOULD BE ORGANIZED WHEN THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS WE DON'T KNOW, WE WERE SAYING ABOUT IT'S A CIVIL RIGHTS LAW, BUT WE DON'T KNOW HOW IT WORKS WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT.

SO SINCE, SINCE IT SEEMS YOU DON'T HAVE A SECOND, I JUST WANT TO SUGGEST MAYBE, UM, WE COULD GET SOMEONE FROM EACH OF THOSE DEPARTMENTS WHERE IT IS NOW AND WHERE IT'S GOT HUMAN RESOURCES AND CIVIL, CIVIL RIGHTS TO TALK ABOUT, YOU KNOW, MANAGEMENT PERSON TO KIND OF TALK ABOUT WHETHER THIS COULD WORK OR CAN'T.

AND WHY, BECAUSE I KNOW IT'S AN IMPORTANT TOPIC TO YOU KEEP RAISING IT ALL THE TIME.

WE'VE HAD IT ON THE AGENDA MANY TIMES BEFORE.

SO THAT WOULD BE MY SUGGESTION.

IF YOU WANT TO TRY TO MOVE THIS FORWARD IN THE FUTURE.

WELL, THE OTHER THING IS THAT THE, UM, THE, THE TAX ASSESSOR, UH, GOT VERY UPSET WHEN HE HAD EXPERIENCED A NEED FOR DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS AT SEA FACILITIES AND THEY WEREN'T AVAILABLE.

AND HE WENT TO THE MUSIC COMMISSION.

HE DIDN'T FEEL THAT, UH, EXISTING, UM, FACILITIES WERE PROVIDING ADEQUATE ACCOMMODATIONS AND, UM, THEY, THEY WANTED A, A REORGANIZATION, UM, AND, UH, THE DISABILITY QUALITY OF LIFE STUDY, UH, PROMISED TO, UH, MAKE A RECOMMENDATION ABOUT IT BEING MOVED.

UM, CHAIR FRANKS, I'M AFRAID THAT, UH, COMMISSIONER GOOD SAG HAS DROPPED FROM THE CONFERENCE.

YOU'LL NEED TO A RECESS UNTIL SHE CAN RECONNECT BECAUSE YOU HAVE LOST CORE.

OKAY.

WE ARE IN RECESS.

YOU HAVE LOST QUORUM.

OH, DO YOU HAVE FOUR CORN AGAIN? SO WE WILL RESUME, UH, COMMISSIONER ALASKA.

YOU MENTIONED THE, YOUR EXAMPLE WAS A TAX COLLECTOR HAD TO GO TO THE MUSIC COMMISSION.

I'M A LITTLE CONFUSED ABOUT HOW THAT'S A DISABILITY-RELATED HE EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY.

AND, UM, HE WENT TO THE MUSIC COMMISSION, UH, BECAUSE HE DID NOT BELIEVE THAT, UH, THE, UH, CITY FACILITIES WERE, UH, ACCESSIBLE.

SO WAS HIS POSITION MUSIC RELATED? I'M JUST A LITTLE CONFUSED HOW THAT CORRELATES WITH DISABILITY.

WELL, HE DIDN'T, HE DIDN'T FEEL THAT THE EXISTING, UM, RESOURCES WERE RECEPTIVE K CASE IN POINT WITH US BEING, UM, WITH, UM, THE ADA PROGRAM BEING AND HUMAN RESOURCES.

SO COMMISSIONER TRAIL, COMMISSIONER LAST CAUSE THE COMMISSIONER TREY HILL SUGGESTED THAT WE POSSIBLY BRING IN A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE HUMAN, UH, ADA AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES, AS WELL AS THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE TO COME TALK TO US TO CLARIFY, UM,

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BASICALLY HOW FEASIBLE THE MOVE WOULD BE.

THE, YOUR SUGGESTED MOVE WOULD BE INTO THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE DEPARTMENTS.

UM, AND I WOULD, WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT, UH, AN INDIVIDUAL FROM THE FOLLY OF LIFE STUDY, UH, HAD, UH, IS GOING TO RECOMMEND TO, UH, THE CITY MANAGER THAT, UH, THIS MOVE OCCUR.

OKAY.

UM, COMMENT THAT IF IT CAME FROM US, UH, IT WOULD LOOK MORE, WILL LOOK MORE HOMESPOT, WHICH I DO NOT DISAGREE WITH.

UH, THE QUESTION IS FROM COMMISSIONER TRAIL SUGGESTION, DO YOU, DO YOU FEEL AS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONNECT WITH THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND BRING THEM INTO A FUTURE MEETING SO THAT THEY CAN DISCUSS THE FEASIBILITY? CAUSE I THINK GOA COMMISSIONER TRIANGLE IS TRYING TO CONVEY IS THAT WE ARE NOT FULLY KNOWLEDGEABLE OF WHAT THE FEASIBILITY MAY BE LIKE.

SO WE WANT TO GET THEIR, UM, INPUT ON THAT.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER GETS A COMMENT, GO AHEAD.

AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THE CONNECTIVITY ISSUES OVER HERE, UM, ON THE CITY WEBSITE.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF ANYONE BROUGHT THIS UP, IT SAYS ABOUT THE ADA OFFICE AND FOR WELL, THE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM, BUT THAT'S, YOU CAN NAVIGATE TO THAT FROM THE OFFICE.

AND IT SAYS, IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT OR CONCERN PERTAINING TO A CITY SERVICE PROGRAM OR FACILITY, PLEASE CONTACT, AND THEN IT HAS THE NAME OF ACTUALLY THE FORMER LIAISON.

UH, SO IT IS MORE THAN JUST EMPLOYMENT.

AND I DON'T SEE, UM, I, I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE, WHAT THE PROBLEM WOULD BE WITH GOING FORWARD WITH A RECOMMENDATION, BECAUSE IF, YOU KNOW, IF THEY, THEY DIDN'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING WITH IT, THEY HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH NOT DOING ANYTHING WITH IT, AS WE HAVE SEEN SO MANY TIMES.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE, WHAT THE HESITATION OR HOLD UP WOULD BE THERE.

THAT'S ALL.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER, ARE YOU OFFERING A SECOND COMMISSIONER GETS SICK TO HER MOTION? SURE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I MISSED.

SO MAYBE JONATHAN S UH, IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO ALLOW BE MOVING.

OKAY.

I WILL CALL TO QUESTION.

I WILL OPEN THE FLOOR FOR A MOTION.

OKAY.

SO CLARIFICATION.

THIS IS THE MOTION FOR THE RESOLUTION, CORRECT? YOUR PREVIOUSLY STATE OF RESOLUTION, SINCE THERE WAS A CONNECTIVITY ISSUE WITH ANOTHER COMMISSIONER WHO POSSIBLY MAY HAVE WONDERED A SECOND.

SO I'M OPENING THE FLOOR AGAIN FOR A BOAT.

OKAY.

UM, AM I ALLOWED TO, UH, MAKE THE FIRST MOTION? ARE YOU WANTING TO RESTATE IT OR YOU OKAY.

UM, I'M MOVED THAT, UM, WE APPROVE THE RESOLUTION.

IS THERE A SECOND? THIS IS COMMISSIONER GETS A SECOND.

ALL RIGHT.

HAS IT BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED? LAYS, AND BABY, I, COULD YOU CALL FOR COMMISSIONER VOTE CHAIR? FRANKS.

AYE.

UH, COMMISSIONER BROADWATER COMMISSIONER.

GOOD.

SEG, YES.

COMMISSIONER KEARNS.

OSTERWEIL COMMISSIONER OR ALLOW SKI COMMISSIONER TODAY? HO I PASSES SIX, NOTHING.

OKAY.

UM, THE MOTION HAS PASSED.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST I'M STILL BRINGING IN REPRESENTATIVES FROM BOTH DEPARTMENTS SO THAT WE CAN HAVE AN OPEN DIALOGUE WITH WHY WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE MOVE HAPPEN BEFORE WE BRING THIS RESOLUTION TO CITY COUNCIL.

HOWEVER, THIS IS YOUR MOTION, UH, COMMISSIONER OLANSKY.

SO, UM, I JUST WANT TO LEAVE THAT SUGGESTION OUT THERE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND YES, I DO WANT THIS TO BE CONSTRUCTIVE.

UH, THIS ISN'T A PUNISHMENT ON ANYBODY.

THIS IS, UH, EVERYBODY WORKING TOGETHER ON THE SAME TEAM.

AGREED.

UM, AGAIN, THE DIRECTOR OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICE HAD WORKED IN A CITY WHERE EVERYBODY, UH, WAS IN THE SAME DIVISION.

UM, SHE, SHE IS VERY, UH, INTERESTED IN,

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UM, WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

UH, THEY HAD BEEN IN THE SAME DIVISION IN PORTLAND, UM, AND SHE'S VERY, SHE WAS VERY EXCITED ABOUT COMING TO AUSTIN BECAUSE OF ITS VERY LARGE DISABILITY COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER ALASKA, UM, COMMISSIONER TERRY, HOW IS THE BUDGET RECOMMENDATION COMING? CAUSE THAT TAKES, I WOULD SAY THAT TAKES MORE PRECEDENCE THAN THE OTHER AGENDA ITEMS. RIGHT? UM, I THINK, UM, I'VE GOT ONE EDIT TO MAKE DIANE TELL ME WHERE TO PUT IT.

UM, I, SORRY, ONE SECOND.

AND THEN I NEED TO, I THINK, UH, AS SOON AS THAT'S DONE, I NEED TO EMAIL THE DOCUMENT TO JONATHAN BABIAK I GUESS, BUT I TELL ME WHERE TO DO THE EDIT.

OKAY.

SO I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPHS, WHEREAS THE LACK OF SINGLE STALL YOU SAW THAT W UH, WHERE NO, WHEREAS, OKAY.

FIRST PARAGRAPH, WHEREAS THE MAYOR'S COMMITTEE, WHEREAS FAMILY MEMBERS, WHEREAS A LACK OF AVAILABLE BATHROOMS, WHEREAS PROVIDING A SINGLE-STALL, WHICH ONE OF THOSE, WHEREAS THE LACK OF A SINGLE-STALL I THINK THAT SHOULD BE ONE OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPHS.

OKAY.

SO I HA OH, YOU WANT ME TO MOVE THE PARAGRAPH RIGHT NOW? THAT PARAGRAPH STARTS WITH THE LACK OF AVAILABLE BATHROOMS? YES, THAT IS CORRECT.

OKAY.

SO YOU WANT ME TO JUST JUMP THAT UP AND MAKE THAT THE SET THE SECOND PARAGRAPH? YES.

OKAY.

AND THEN MAKE SURE SPECIAL NEEDS IS IN THERE.

CAUSE I THINK THAT'S A TERM, PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHERE TO SPECIAL NEEDS GO ADULT SIZE, CHANGING TABLES FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATION AT CITY OF AUSTIN PARKS.

IS THAT WHAT PARAGRAPH SAID IN THE ONE THAT YOU'RE MOVING UP? OKAY.

THE ONE I'M MOVING UP, IT'S GOING TO SAY SPECIAL NEEDS WHERE THE LACK OF AVAILABLE BATHROOMS, WHERE DOES IT GO? UH, WITH ADULT SIZE CHANGING TABLES FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATION THAT I DON'T, I THAT'S NOT IN THAT PARAGRAPH.

SO, UM, AM I INSERTING THAT? YEAH.

WHEREVER YOU THINK IT MAKES SENSE.

CAUSE I, I JUST KIND OF, OKAY.

SO TELL, TELL ME WHERE, WHEREAS THE LACK OF AVAILABLE BATHROOMS YOU WANT ME TO SAY? I PUT WHERE CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES CAN ENTER WITH AN ATTENDANT HELPER OR A, DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY LACK OF ADVIL, BATHROOMS WITH A SINGLE STALL, GENDER NEUTRAL, THE WHOLE THING, THE SINK.

OKAY.

HOLD ON AND GRAB IT.

GENDER NEUTRAL WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE BATHROOMS THAT ARE, UH, THAT HAVE THAT HAVE THAT HAVE FRANK.

YES.

OR CHAIR, CHAIR, FRANK.

SORRY.

UM, THIS IS THE MISSIONARY GETS LIKE I HAD ONE SUGGESTION, UH, FOR COMMISSIONER TREEHO AND COMMISSIONER ALSO WILD GO FOR IT.

IS THERE A WAY THAT WE COULD NOT SAY SPECIAL NEEDS? YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M OPEN TO IT.

I PUT IT IN THERE CAUSE I, I DON'T KNOW THE RIGHT LANGUAGE TO USE THAT WOULD GET THE POINT ACROSS OR JUST, DO YOU HAVE A SPANISH? IF SOMEBODY CAN FIGURE OUT A WAY OF SAYING THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE, THERE ARE ADULTS THAT DON'T SIT ON THE TOILET AND WEAR DIAPERS.

I NEED AN, I NEED A GOOD WAY OF SAYING THAT.

OKAY.

SO WHAT I HAD TO KIND OF ADDRESS THAT DIANE WAS THAT I SAID, UM, THE PHYSICAL CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES, INCLUDING THE ELDERLY.

OKAY, GOOD.

UM, IN THE THIRD NOW IT'S THE THIRD PARAGRAPH.

SO JOEY, DO YOU HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS BECAUSE I WANT TO BE SENSITIVE AND I WANT TO BE ACCURATE, BUT I ALSO WANT TO BE CLEAR AND SOMETIMES I THINK MOST PEOPLE FORGET THAT NOT EVERYBODY SITS ON A TOILET.

YEAH.

I GUESS SPECIAL NEEDS IS WITHIN SOME ASPECTS OF THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY AS A PEJORATIVE TERM.

NO, I KNOW.

OKAY.

STRIKE ME, SLAP ME ON MY FOREHEAD FOR SAYING IT THOUGH.

I NEED IT.

I NEED SOME BETTER LANGUAGE.

WELL, WHERE DID, WHERE DID WE NEED TO PUT THAT ANYWHERE? WHERE IS THAT NEEDED RIGHT NOW? I WAS TRYING TO DESCRIBE WHY A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU NEED A CHANGING TABLE FOR AN ADULT.

I MEAN, WHERE IS THE TABLE LANGUAGE? ANYWAY, I WOULD SEE IN THAT.

OKAY.

WHEREAS WE'VE GOT TO PUT THAT IN THE ORDERING LANGUAGE JUST WHERE WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE IT'S OKAY WITH AN ADULT SIZE CHANGING TABLE,

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ORDERING LANGUAGE.

OKAY.

THAT'S WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE.

UM, FRED WOULD BE A BENEFIT TO FAMILIES.

I MEAN, I THINK, UH, I MEAN, WHAT WE COULD DO IS LIKE HAVE A WHOLE PARAGRAPH THAT EXPLAINS SOMETHING ABOUT THESE, THE PHYSICAL NEEDS, OR WE COULD JUST NOT PUT THAT IN.

I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY THE RIGHT WAY TO GO.

NOT PUT IT IN.

YOU HAD SAID YOU STARTED TO DESCRIBE THE PHYSICAL PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES THAT REQUIRE, OR THAT NEED, OR, UH, DRAFTING YOU GUYS SAY ADD, WHEREAS SOME INDIVIDUALS ARE NOT ABLE TO USE, UM, A TOILET AND NEED TO USE A CHANGING TABLE.

AND SO HAVING TO GO BACK AND SAY SOME INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING, UH, CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES.

YES.

I WOULD SAY THAT.

OKAY.

WITH, I JUST THINK IT'S JUST TRUE.

WHETHER THEY HAVE DISABILITIES OR NOT.

IT'S JUST SOME ADULTS AND CHILDREN CAN'T DO THIS ARE NOT ABLE TO USE THE TOILET AND NEED TO USE A CHANGING TABLE.

THEREFORE, UH, THE CHANGING TABLE MUST BE ABLE TO SUPPORT ADULT WAITS.

OKAY.

AS WHEREAS, WHEREAS OKAY, NOW I GOT IT.

OKAY.

SO NOW I'M GOING TO SAVE IT.

OKAY.

AND, UM, I NEED TO EMAIL IT TO WHO? TO, TO BABIAK.

YES, PLEASE.

OKAY.

SO, UM, LET'S SEE, UH, OUR, OUR INNO, UM, UH, BATHROOM.

OKAY.

SORRY.

I KNOW THIS IS EXCRUCIATING.

WE APPRECIATE ENGLISH TRAIL.

YEAH.

WELL, AND IT TOOK ME FOREVER TO EVEN GET MY COMPUTER UP AND RUNNING TOO.

THAT WAS LIKE A LOT OF US ARE HAVING TECHNICAL ISSUES.

OKAY.

SO HERE WE GO.

UM, MAYBE.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, AND THEN LIAISE AND BAD BACK ONCE YOU, ONCE YOU RECEIVE IT, COULD YOU JUST READ IT OUT FOR THE COMMISSION? YEAH.

OKAY.

I MEAN, I CAN READ IT REAL QUICK WHILE HE'S GETTING IT TOO.

SURE.

GO FOR IT.

UH, I'M A F I'M AFRAID WE'VE LOST COMMISSIONER.

GOOD SAG.

OKAY.

WE'RE IN RECESS AGAIN.

NO, Y'ALL DID NOT LOSE ME.

OH, HEY.

HEY, COMMISSIONER GETS, DOES GARRIS.

I'M BLACK.

Y'ALL CAN HEAR ME I'M ON THE PHONE AND I WASN'T SURE IF Y'ALL COULD.

OKAY.

YES WE CAN.

ALL RIGHT, GO AHEAD.

COMMENCED YOUR TURN NOW.

OKAY.

SO I'M GOING TO READ THE MOTION AND THEN DIANE CAN MOVE.

YOU'RE READY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

RECOMMENDATION MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, UH, RECOMMENDATION NUMBER BLANK, RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOSTON BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2223 TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR A SINGLE STALL, GENDER NEUTRAL WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE BATHROOM WITH ADULT SIZE CHANGING TABLE AT ZILKER PARK.

WHEREAS THE MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, MPC D REGULAR, OOPS IT'S MCPD CAN YOU CHANGE THAT? YES.

AND NEED TO CHANGE IT WHEN YOU GET IT.

OKAY.

REGULARLY CONSIDER SIGNIFICANT AND DIVERSE ISSUES.

YOU'LL NEED TO CHANGE IT ON MY RESOLUTION TO THE OTHER ONE THAT ARE SIGNIFICANT AND DIVERSITY IMPACTING RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN WITH DISABILITIES, INCLUDING THOSE WITH PHYSICAL AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

WHEREAS THE LACK OF AVAILABLE BATHROOMS THAT HAVE A SINGLE STALL AND ARE GENDER NEUTRAL AND WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE, WHERE CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES, ADULTS, CHILDREN, AND ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES CAN ENTER WITH AN ATTENDANT HELPER OR AID IMPACTS THE ABILITY OF INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS AND LIMITS THEIR ABILITY TO ATTEND RECREATIONAL EVENTS AT ZILKER PARK AND LOCATIONS, AND IMPACTS THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.

AND WHEREAS FAMILY MEMBERS OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES, INCLUDING THE ELDERLY, HAVE EXPERIENCED A LACK OF AVAILABLE BATHROOMS FOR THEIR USE WHEN ATTENDING PUBLICLY-FUNDED EVENTS, INCLUDING THE ZILKER PARK, THE CITY'S PREMIER PARK, UM, YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M GOING TO MAKE AN EDIT THERE TOO, WHEN ATTENDING PUBLICLY FUNDED AND PUBLICLY AND OTHER PUBLIC OF, AND OTHER EVENTS, BECAUSE IT'D BE A PRIVATE EVENT.

RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT.

WHEREAS I CAN RESEND IT.

WHEREAS SOME INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES ARE NOT ABLE TO, TO THE TOILET AND NEED TO USE A CHANGING TABLE.

THEREFORE THE CHANGING TABLE MUST BE ABLE TO SUPPORT ADULT WEIGHT, WHEREAS PROVIDING A SINGLE STALL, GENDER NEUTRAL WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE BATHROOM WITH ADULT SIZE CHANGING TABLE AT CIRCLE, ZILKER PARK WOULD BE A BENEFIT TO FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, AS WELL AS TYPICAL FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS THAT USE AUSTIN'S PREMIER PARK.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE MPC D REQUESTS THAT THE CITY

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PRIORITIZED FOR FUNDING IN ITS FISCAL YEAR 20 22, 23 BUDGET FUNDING, A SINGLE STALL, RIGHT TOURS FOR FUNDING, A SINGLE STALL, GENDER NEUTRAL WHEELCHAIR, ACCESSIBLE BATHROOM WITH ADULT SIZE CHANGING TABLE AT ZILKER PARK.

OKAY.

AND THAT, THAT PART, THAT PARAGRAPH, THAT WAS REALLY, UH, CLUNKY.

I'M JUST GOING TO GO BACK TO THAT JUST A TAD.

SO IT WAS WHEREAS THE LACK OF AVAILABLE BATHROOMS THAT HAVE A SINGLE STALL AND ARE GENDER NEUTRAL AND WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE, WHERE CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES CAN ENTER WITH AN ATTENDANT, HELP HER OR IMPACTS THE FIT, THE ABILITY OF INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS TO ATTEND.

I'M JUST GOING TO DELETE AND LIMITS THEIR ABILITY TO ATTEND RECREATIONAL EVENTS AT ZILKER PARK AND OTHER LOCATIONS AND IMPACTS THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.

AND, OKAY, I'M JUST GOING TO READ, SEND THAT AS A CLEAN ATTACHMENT WITH THE, YOU KNOW, THE CAPITALIZATION OF ADULT, I MEAN THAT THIS, THE PLURALIZATION OF ADULTS AND THOSE OTHER CLEANUPS.

SO I MOVED THAT OR DIANE WANTING YOU MOVE, IT'S YOUR EMOTION.

I MOVE THAT.

WE ACCEPT THE RECOMMENDATION FOR THE GENDER NEUTRAL, THE RESOLUTION, SORRY.

UM, FOR THE, UH, SINGLE-STALL BATHROOM FOR, UM, FOR, FOR BUDGET PROPOSAL.

IS THERE A SECOND? I SECOND HAS BEEN MOVED TO SECRETARY.

SORRY.

WHO WAS THE SECOND? OKAY.

IS THAT ALASKA OR IS THAT TRUE FOR ALASKA? ALASKA? THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, DEBRA.

YOU'RE AWESOME.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, IS IN BABY, LIKE IF YOU CALL FOR A COMMISSIONER VOTE, A CHAIR, FRANKS COMMISSIONER BROADWATER.

HI, COMMISSIONER GATES, AG COMMISSIONER KEARNS, OSCAR WILDE COMMISSIONER.

ORLOWSKI HIGH COMMISSIONER OF TODAY.

HO I PASSES SIX ZERO.

AWESOME.

SO I'VE REALLY COMMISSIONED TRAIL YOU.

YOU'RE AN AWESOME, YOU'RE AWESOME.

THANK YOU FOR GETTING THAT IN AND KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS.

COMMISSIONER ROSWELL, AND AS WELL AS ALL OF US, UH, WE HAVE ABOUT FIVE MINUTES.

I'M LOOKING AT THE AGENDA.

UM, GO AHEAD.

SO, UM, JONATHAN, I'M TAKING IT THAT YOU'RE GOING TO UPLOAD THOSE, BUT THOSE TWO RNS.

YES.

OKAY.

AND THEN EVERYBODY ELSE, UM, YOU KNOW, WILL YOU PLEASE EMAIL THEM TO EVERYONE AND EVERYONE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR, YOUR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER AND ASK THEM TO APPROVE OUR TWO RESOLUTIONS.

OKAY.

IT'S REAL IMPORTANT.

WE LOBBY FOR THIS, DEFINITELY.

OKAY, GOOD.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE VERY WELCOME.

SO WE HAVE ABOUT FIVE MINUTES.

UM, WE HAVE A FEW AGENDA ITEMS LEFT.

ARE THERE ANY THEM, DO YOU FEEL ARE PRESSING THAT WE CAN COVER REALLY QUICKLY? IF NOT, I'M GOING TO TABLE IT INTO THE NEXT MEETING.

THIS IS

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COMMISSIONER KEARNS OFF WHILE I WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP ONE OLD BUSINESS ITEM, IF WE CAN.

I FEEL LIKE IT HAS BEEN SO LONG SINCE WE'VE MET, BUT ON THE LAST MEETING MINUTES, I HAD BROUGHT UP THE ID, UH, THE ITEM TO COVER, UH, OR TO GET AN UPDATE ON THE DISABILITY QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE EVER DID THAT.

MAYBE I MISSED A MEETING.

SO CAN WE PUT THAT ON A FUTURE AGENDA ITEM THAT THAT WAS ON A PAST AGENDA AND WHEN THE, WELL, SINCE JUNE, BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN NO MEETINGS, IT WASN'T POSSIBLE TO PUT IT ON AN AGENDA.

AND NOW THAT YOU HAVE MEETINGS SCHEDULED, YES, THE CONTRACTOR DOES WANT TO COME TO A MEETING AND GIVE YOU AN UPDATE.

AND SO WE CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN AT THE NEXT MEETING, WHICH I THINK IS, UH, APRIL 8TH.

GREAT.

ANY OTHER PRESSING ITEMS THAT ARE CURRENTLY ON THE AGENDA HEARING? NONE.

I AM

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GOING TO BRING UP A COUPLE OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. I HAVE TO GET THEM SCHEDULED.

UM, SO, OH, AT CHAIR, FRANKS, WE HAVE SOMETHING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH.

DO YOU FEEL AS YOU CAN COVER THAT REALLY QUICKLY, LIKE TWO MINUTES? UM, NO, I DON'T.

I, I THINK WE SHOULD TABLE TO THE NEXT MEETING BECAUSE OF LACK OF TIME.

I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

UM, I, I'M A MEMBER OF THE DME, THE LIAISON WITH THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND.

WE HAVE THIS PROGRAM CALLED NFB NEWSLINE.

IT'S, UH, THEIR SERVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH PRINT DISABILITIES WHO ARE BASICALLY UNABLE TO READ A PRINT NEWSPAPER.

THOSE WHO ARE BLIND, UNABLE TO HOLD A NEWSPAPER, IT'S A FREE ELECTRONIC SERVICE.

UM, I CAN, I WAS LOOKING TO BRING IN THE COORDINATOR FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS TO COME SPEAK TO US.

SHE'S SPEAKING TO THE HOUSTON MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE DISABILITIES, UH, TO TALK ABOUT THE PROGRAM SO THAT WE COULD POSSIBLY CIRCULATE IT WITH OUR CONNECTIONS.

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AND ALSO I BEEN CONTACTED WITH AN INDIVIDUAL FROM THE STUDENT COMMISSION FOR, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS WHO WAS TO COME, UM, SPEAK AT ONE OF OUR MEETINGS AND SEE IF WE COULD WORK TOGETHER TO BENEFIT THE DIS THE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AT UT AND POSSIBLY OTHER ACC AND OTHER CAMPUSES THERE IN AUSTIN, UM, REALLY QUICKLY, ANY OTHER FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS, UH, THE, UM, WE NEED TO ASK THE CITY SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION, UM, WHICH, UM, HAS MINORITY BUSINESSES, UH, TO CONSIDER EXPANDING TO INCLUDE DISABILITIES RIGHT NOW IF THEY DON'T COVER IT.

UM, I THINK THAT THAT'S VERY REASONABLE BECAUSE, UH, THERE'S A, UH, LARGE, UM, CON THERE'S LARGE DEAF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HEADQUARTERED IN AUSTIN.

AND, UM, THEY'RE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP AND THAT UNDER CURRENT RULES, UM, OTHER CITIES DO INCLUDE DISABILITY.

UM, AND THERE ARE SMALL BUSINESS, UM, COMMUNITIES FOR DISADVANTAGED BUSINESSES, SUCH AS, UH, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HOUSTON FOR ANOTHER REASON EARLIER.

UH, HOUSTON DOES INCLUDE DISABILITY IN THOSE CATEGORIES.

OKAY.

UH, WE'LL LOOK TO PUT THAT ON THE AGENDA AND A FUTURE.

UH, WE HAVE ABOUT MAYBE 30 SECONDS, ANY REALLY, REALLY QUICK PETER AGENDA ITEMS. OTHERWISE I'LL CALL FOR A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.

HEARING NO OTHER FEATURE GENERAL ITEMS. I WOULD CALL FOR A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER CORNS OFF THE WALL.

I MOVED TO A GERM.

ISN'T A SECONDED AND AGAIN, I THINK EVERYBODY'S SECOND.

DO WE NEED A VOICE VOTE ON THIS ONE? WE LAYS ON BABY.

LIKE, UH, NO, SIR.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR.

AYE.

AYE.

ALL RIGHT.

Y'ALL HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE COMING FOR CAN FINALLY MAKE QUORUM AGAIN, HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

Y'ALL BE SAFE.

I HAD MY RUSE , BUT I JUST COULDN'T TRASH THE FLOOD.

AND JOSH CULOTTES AND SEAMS. THEN THEY SENT AN, A MERIT BY N JOHN JOST AND, UM, UH, LEARN THAT THE NEIGHBORS DON'T KNOW ME AND.