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[00:00:09]

OKAY.

[CALL TO ORDER]

HELLO? I'M CRAIG NASER COMMISSION SHARE AUSTIN ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION CALLING THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 6:01 PM.

UM, ON MARCH 14TH, 2022, VIRTUAL AND TELECONFERENCING.

UH, FIRST OF ALL, I'D LIKE TO, UH, WELCOME KRISTEN HOSSAN WHO MOST OF US KNOW OR SOME OF US KNOW.

ANYWAY, I HAVEN'T SEEN HER IN A WHILE.

UH, I AM GOING TO HAVE A ROLL CALL OF, UH, UH, PEOPLE PRESENT SO THAT CRAIG NASER CHAIR PRESENT.

NANCY NEEMAR IS NOT PALMER.

NEW HOUSE IS NOT HERE.

EDWARD FLORES IS NOT HERE.

MONICA FRIENDONE.

YEAH, NOT HERE.

LOT US MACULA HERE.

LOUISE HERRERA, RYAN CLINTON, PRESIDENT LISA MITCHELL HERE.

KATIE YARROW HERE.

UH, DR.

JOHN BRANDEIS HAS RESIGNED.

JOANNE NORTON HERE.

BEATRICE DOES EIGHTIES THING AND HERE.

OKAY.

AND KRISTIN HODSON PRESENT.

OKAY.

SO THAT'S IT.

OKAY.

IF ANY OF YOU HAVE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST, I GUESS YOU'LL HAVE TO SPEAK UP BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT HERE TO SIGN THIS LIST, UM, UH, FOR RECUSAL ABSTAINING ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

SO WE'LL ASSUME THAT NO ONE DOES, UNLESS YOU SPEAK UP.

OKAY.

UH, THE NEXT WOULD BE AUDIO.

UH, IT WOULD

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

BE A CITIZEN COMMUNICATION AND LET'S SEE, WHERE IS THAT LIST? YEAH, YOU GOT, YEAH, HERE WE GO.

OKAY.

SO WE HAVE TO, YEAH.

SO FIRST LET'S LET'S HAVE DR.

ELLEN JEFFERSON, DOES SHE HEAR? HMM.

PAT IS HERE.

OKAY.

WELL, LET'S GO FIRST WITH PAT, PAT VOWS THREE, AS YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

OKAY.

UM, THANKS, CRAIG.

CAN Y'ALL HEAR ME? YES.

OKAY.

UM, SO FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO REITERATE, WHAT I SPOKE ABOUT LAST TIME IS THAT I REALLY, REALLY THINK Y'ALL NEED OUR WORK INCLUDES ON THE BUDGET TO LOOK AT NOT ONLY THE, UM, BUDGET AMOUNTS FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN, BUT ALSO WHAT TRAVIS COUNTY IS SPENDING AND APPROPRIATING FOR ANIMAL SERVICES AND ALSO THE ANIMAL SERVICES DONATIONS FUNDS.

AND WHEN YOU HAVE A WORKING GROUP, FAD EXAMINES, ALL OF THOSE EXPENDITURES, YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT WHETHER OR NOT THE, UM, THE EXPENDITURES HAVE KEPT UP WITH THE GROWTH AND THE, IN PARTICULAR, WHAT IS THE RATIO OF ANIMAL PROTECTION OFFICERS TO POPULATION? YOU KNOW, HOW ARE WE DOING IN TERMS OF, UM, SPAY NEUTER SERVICES BEING PROVIDED PER YOU KNOW, PER POPULATION AND ALSO ANIMAL CARE? AND WHAT, WHAT IS, YOU KNOW, WHAT IS THE RATIO OF ANIMAL CARE WORKERS TO THE NUMBER OF ANIMALS BEING CARED FOR AT THE SHELTER? SO I SAID THAT LAST TIME, I STILL BELIEVE YOU NEED TO BE LOOKING AT THAT.

AND I REALIZED THAT THIS MONTH YOU NEED TO GET SOMETHING INTO THE CITY MANAGER, FOR THE CITY MANAGER TO CONSIDER PUTTING IT IN THE BUDGET.

BUT AS YOU KNOW, CITY COUNCIL DOES NOT MAKE THEIR DECISIONS UNTIL AUGUST AND TRAVIS COUNTY MAKES THEIR DECISIONS IN AUGUST.

SO YOU HAVE UNTIL AUGUST, WELL, JULY, PREFERABLY, POSSIBLY EVEN JUNE TO CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THE BUDGET AND MOTOR THE BUDGET NEEDS FOR A GOOD SHELTER.

UM, LAST TIME I THOUGHT YOU HAD A GOOD DISCUSSION

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ON MICROCHIPPING AND EARLIER I HEARD A LITTLE BIT OF A BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN, UM, THE LEASE AND JOANNE, I THINK IT WAS ON MICROCHIPPING AND THAT HE'S GOING TO BE DOING A MICROCHIPPING CLINIC IN DISTRICT TWO.

AND I THINK THAT'S GREAT.

I THINK THAT IS NEEDED IN, UM, ALL OF THE EAST AUSTIN DISTRICTS.

AND I HOPE YOU WILL ANNOUNCE IT TODAY.

YOU KNOW, HOW PEOPLE CAN FIND OUT WHEN THOSE ARE GOING TO BE IN HELP SPREAD THE WORD, BECAUSE I THINK THAT'S VERY MUCH NEEDED.

AND LAST TIME YOU DID DISCUSS HOW MUCH WOULD BE NEEDED TO PROVIDE MANY, MANY MORE MICROCHIPS.

AND I THINK THAT SHOULD BE A BUDGET ISSUE THAT YOU SHOULD DISCUSS AT BOTH THIS MEETING, AS WELL AS AT FUTURE MEETINGS TO GIVE US GREATER CAPABILITIES IN MICROCHIPPING.

AND OF COURSE, I ALWAYS THINK THAT SPAY-NEUTER IS UNDERFUNDED.

I, AGAIN, WANT TO PUT IN A PLUG FOR INCREASING THE FUNDING, FOOD SPEND NEUTER, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF OUR GROWTH.

AND I WOULD LIKE YOU TO GO BACK TO, UM, YOU KNOW, MAYBE 10 YEARS AGO AND SEE WHAT WAS OUR STAYING CAPACITY COMPARED TO AUSTIN'S POPULATION 10 YEARS AGO, AND THEN TRY TO KEEP UP WITH THAT AND APPROPRIATE MORE MONEY FOR SPAY-NEUTER BECAUSE WE ARE, I DON'T THINK WE'RE KEEPING UP WITH THE GROWTH AND THE NUMBER OF PETS MOVING HERE.

OKAY.

EXACTLY.

THANK YOU, PAT.

THAT'S THREE MINUTES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, SO NEXT WOULD BE DR.

ELLEN JEFFERSON, YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

UH, YOU GOT TO PRESS THE BUTTON THERE.

YEAH.

OKAY, THANKS.

UM, I REALLY JUST QUICK, I WANTED TO COME AND, UM, AND MAKE SURE THAT THE COMMISSION AND, UM, DON AND JASON KNOW THAT, UM, THE STATISTIC THAT WAS CALLED OUT AT THE LAST MEETING, UM, THAT WAS SAID ERRONEOUSLY BY MYSELF DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE.

I JUST WANTED TO APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

THAT'S NOT WHAT THAT'S, WHAT CAME OUT WAS NOT WHAT I INTENDED TO SAY.

AND IT WAS NOT PART OF WHAT I HAD WRITTEN DOWN.

AND, UM, WHAT I INTENDED TO SAY WAS THAT WHEN AUSTIN PETS ALIVE FIRST STARTED THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAD A 15% LIVE RELEASE RATE.

WHEN WE, WHEN I TOOK OVER RESCUE IN 2008, THE CITY WAS CLOSER TO 50% LIVE RELEASE RATE.

AND SO I WAS, UM, FAR OFF AND I DON'T, UM, I DON'T TAKE LIGHTLY.

IT'S ALL THE WORK THAT THE CITY HAS PUT INTO THE LIVE RELEASE RATE THAT THE CITY ENJOYS.

AND, UM, AND I DIDN'T WANT TO DIMINISH THAT IN ANY WAY.

SO WE TRIED TO CORRECT THAT LIKE CONTACTED THE PRESS AND PUT IT OUT, ASK THEM TO CORRECT THEIR STORIES, WHICH THEY DID.

WE'VE CORRECTED, UM, THE VIDEO, WE PUT A BLURB ON THE VIDEO THAT WE PUT ON OUR OWN WEBSITE AND BLOG.

AND SO I, I HOPE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO RETRACE ALL OF OUR TRACKS ON THAT, BUT JUST WANTED TO MAKE AN ANALOGY SINCE IT WAS ORIGINALLY BROUGHT UP HERE.

AND THAT'S IT.

GREAT.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT WE HAVE AMBER ROLAND.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? UH, LET'S SEE.

I'M AMBER ROLAND.

I'M IN DISTRICT ONE.

I JUST WANTED TO FOLLOW UP ON SOME STATISTICS THAT WERE PROVIDED AT THE LAST MEETING.

UM, IT LOOKS LIKE DURING, FROM OCTOBER TO DECEMBER OF 2021, UM, APA REPORTED THAT 98 ANIMALS DIED ON ASSISTED IN THEIR CARE.

THAT WAS 4.1% OF THEIR OVERALL OUTCOMES.

UM, 10 OF THOSE DOGS AND 34 CATS WERE FROM AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER.

UM, DURING THAT SAME PERIOD, OCTOBER TO DECEMBER, 2021, UM, THE AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER HAD A DIET AND CARE RATE OF 0.81% OF THEIR TOTAL OUTCOME, A TOTAL OF 27 ANIMALS.

SO I JUST WANTED TO ASK A QUESTION, WHICH IS WHY IS IT POLICY FOR AAC TO TRANSFER MEDICALLY FRAGILE PETS TO AN ORGANIZATION WHERE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE PETS SUFFER AND DIE ON ASSISTED? UM, AS A CITIZEN, I'D MUCH PREFER A SLIGHTLY HIGHER EUTHANASIA RATE AT THE MUNICIPAL SHELTER, IF IT MEANT LESS DELAY AND SUFFERING FOR THOSE MEDICALLY FRAGILE ANIMALS, I BELIEVE STRONGLY THAT LOWER, SORRY, LOW OR NO COST ACCESS TO HUMANE PROFESSIONAL EUTHANASIA IS A SERVICE THAT THE MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY NEED.

AND I WOULD PREFER THAT IT BE PROVIDED BY THE PUBLIC SHELTER, WHICH I BELIEVE HAS MORE OVERSIGHT AND TRANSPARENCY REQUIREMENTS.

UM, SO I WOULD JUST LIKE THIS BODY TO, UM, TAKE THAT, UM, ON ASSISTED DEATH IN CARE, UH, STATISTIC SERIOUSLY.

AND, UH, THINK ABOUT WHETHER THAT POLICY OF TRANSFERRING MEDICALLY FRAGILE ANIMALS TO AUSTIN PETS ALIVE, UM, IS THE BEST POLICY FOR THE ANIMALS.

I THINK THAT, UM, ONE

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OF THE GOALS FOR A MUNICIPAL SHELTER IS TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE SUFFERING ANIMAL SUFFERING WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

AND I THINK THAT, UM, RETHINKING THAT PARTICULAR CURRENT POLICY WOULD BE A GOOD PLACE TO, UM, START THAT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THERE ARE NO MORE, UH, THERE'S NO MORE PUBLIC COMMENT.

SO LET'S MOVE

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

UH, UH, BELINDA SENT THOSE OUT ON EMAIL, SO I'M, DO I HEAR A MOTION? THIS IS KATIE.

I'LL MOVE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

DO I HEAR A SECOND? JOANNE I'LL SECOND.

OKAY.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? OKAY.

UH, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED THAT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

OKAY.

UH, LET'S GO ON

[2a. Austin Animal Center and Animal Services Reports.]

TO BRIEFING STAFF BRIEFINGS, AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER AND ANIMAL SERVICES REPORTS.

GOOD EVENING.

COMMISSIONERS JASON GARZA, UH, WITH ANIMAL SERVICES.

SO FOR FEBRUARY, THE LIVE OUTCOME RATE WAS 97.3%.

WE HAD A TOTAL OF 726 ANIMALS THAT WERE BROUGHT TO THE SHELTER.

UM, A TOTAL OF 434 ANIMALS WERE ADOPTED, UH, AND WE HAVE A TOTAL OF 123 DOGS, CATS.

AND ONE RABBITS THAT WERE, WERE RETURNED TO THEIR OWNER, UH, ANIMAL PROTECTION WAS ABLE TO RETURN 43 ANIMALS, UH, TO THEIR OWNERS.

WHILE IN THE FIELD VOLUNTEER WISE, WE HAD 216 VOLUNTEERS DONATE OVER 2,600 HOURS OR SERVICE TO US IN FEBRUARY.

WE WERE ABLE TO HOLD FOUR ORIENTATIONS FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS WHERE WE HAD, UH, INTRODUCING 125 MORE PEOPLE TO THE SHELTER PROGRAMS. UH, WE HAD 160 DIFFERENT, UH, FAMILIES FOSTER FOR US.

AND AS OF MARCH 1ST, THERE WERE 156 ANIMALS IN FOSTER, 127 DOGS, CATS AND SMALL ANIMALS.

GUINEA PIGS, RABBITS WERE, UH, TRANSFERRED TO 20 LOCAL AAC PARTNERS.

AND WE HAD 60 DOGS THAT WERE TRANSPORTED, UH, TO FIVE OUT-OF-STATE RESCUE RESCUE PARTNERS.

UM, WE DID HAVE 139 CATS GO THROUGH TNR AND 13 CATS OR SNR WITHIN VET SERVICES.

WE WERE ABLE TO PERFORM 764 VET EXAMS. WE DID SPACE 363 ANIMALS.

UH, WE SAW 49 EMERGENCY CASES.

UH, 37 OF WHICH WERE TRANSFERRED FROM THE EMERGENCY CLINIC.

OUR BILL FOR, UH, WITH THE EMERGENCY CLINIC WAS 30, WAS A LITTLE, UH, $30,590.

UM, UH, SHOUT OUT TO APA.

UH, THEY WERE ABLE TO PULL 37 ANIMALS FROM US FOR MEDICAL REASONS.

UM, AND THEN WITHIN PET RESOURCE CENTER, WE WERE ABLE TO HAND OUT OVER 2,700 ITEMS OF FOOD CRATES, LEASHES TO TWO INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE NEEDING THOSE ITEMS. UM, WE ALSO HAD 174 FOUND AMA REPORTS REPORTED WITHIN OUR SYSTEM IN 237 37 LOST ANIMAL REPORTS.

UM, WE ALSO HAD 20 DOGS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO TALK WITH OWNERS AND, AND WORK WITH THEM TO, TO SEE WHAT OTHER OPTIONS THEY MAY HAVE FOR THE PETS, RATHER THAN JUST TO RENT A ROOM TO THE SHELTER.

UH, I'M HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS, BUT CAN KICK IT OVER TO THE DON FOR COVID UPDATES.

IT SAYS LESS.

LET'S GO WITH QUESTIONS ON THAT REPORT FIRST.

UH, ANY QUESTIONS ON THE ANIMAL SERVICES REPORT? YES, JOANNE, UM, I HAVE ONE FOR THE MEDICALLY FRAGILE DOGS THAT ARE TRANSFERRED EITHER FROM THE EMERGENCY CENTER TO APA, TO AAC OR FROM AAC TO APA.

HOW ARE THOSE, WHAT VEHICLE ARE THOSE TRANSFERRED IN? ARE THEY DONE IN ONE OF THE, IN ONE OF THE APO TRUCKS? USUALLY, YES, HERE WE HAVE IT.

WE'LL WE'LL PUT IN, UH, WE'LL GET THE TRANSFER READY WITH AN APO.

UM, SOMETIMES WE'LL WORK WITH APA.

IF THEY HAVE INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY BE COMING TO OUR SHELTER, WHO COULD DO TRANSFER OF THE MOST PART IT'S APS THAT WILL TRANSMIT THOSE ANIMALS.

APA.

OKAY.

IS THAT KIND OF A BUMPY RIDE IN THIS TRUCK? UM, HOPEFULLY NOT.

I MEAN, THEY SHOULD BE, THEY SHOULD BE, UH, WRITING THE, ARE DRIVING THE VEHICLE PRETTY RESPONSIBLY.

SO, UM, I HANG MY DRIVER.

IT'S, IT'S A TRUCK, IT'S JUST THE VEHICLE, SO.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, RYAN? YEAH, I HAVE A QUESTION, JASON.

UM, DO YOU KNOW, UH, FOLLOWING UP ON THE MEDICAL, UM, ISSUE, ONE OF THE REPORTS THAT I WAS GIVEN WAS THAT, UM, SOMETIMES WHEN, UH, AAC INCURS MEDICAL COSTS THAT IT'S REQUIRING, UH, OWNERS TO PAY BACK THOSE COSTS BEFORE THEY CAN RECLAIM THEIR PET.

DO YOU KNOW IF THAT'S TRUE? UM, DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THAT? SO ONLY IF WE ARE DOING THE MEDICAL PROCEDURE OURSELVES, SO IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE DOING, WE, AND THEN WE FOLLOW THE SCHEDULE, THE FEE SCHEDULE IS APPROVED BY A CITY COUNCIL.

SO

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THERE ARE SOME COSTS THAT WE INCUR WITH THE EMERGENCY, UH, CENTERS.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE'LL PUT THAT NOTE INTO THE ANIMALS FILE, BUT WE DON'T COLLECT THAT.

WE DON'T COLLECT THOSE FEES FROM, UH, A PET OWNER.

OKAY.

SO IF THAT REPORT WAS PROBABLY WRONG THEN, BECAUSE PEANUT WAS INDICATED TO ME THAT SOMEONE WAS HAVING TO TRY TO RAISE MONEY TO TRY TO GET THEIR PET OUT.

YEAH.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S SOMETHING BETWEEN THEM AND THE EMERGENCY CLINIC, BUT WE DON'T COLLECT THOSE FEES.

I DON'T BELIEVE WE ALWAYS MAKE THEM AWARE OF THE MA THAT THE EMERGENCY CLINIC HAS SPENT AND ASKED THEM IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO, YOU KNOW, CONTRIBUTE.

UH, BUT IF THEY DON'T, THEY GET THEIR ANIMAL BACK WITHOUT ANY PAYMENT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? YEP.

YES.

LOTTA WE HAVE A FOLLOWUP TO A QUESTION THAT I ASKED LAST MONTH, UM, THAT I DIDN'T RECEIVE AN ANSWER FOR.

UM, AND IT REFERS TO, UH, YOU GUYS SPOKE ABOUT CLOSING ON SUNDAYS AND THAT YOU EVALUATED DATA BACK FROM FIVE YEARS TO DETERMINE THAT SUNDAY WAS THE LEAST POPULOUS DAY FOR ADOPTIONS.

AND I ASKED IF WE COULD SEE THAT DATA AND YOU'RE GOING TO SEND IT, NEVER RECEIVED IT.

UH, WE'LL FOLLOW UP WITH THAT BECAUSE I'D ASKED FOR THAT TO HIM.

THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME.

I DIDN'T RECEIVE THAT DATA EITHER, BUT I WAS, WAS TOLD AGAIN THAT THEY DID LOOK AT, UH, THE DAY THAT THE ADOPTION WAS DONE VERSUS THE DAY THAT, YOU KNOW, IT WAS PHYSICALLY ADOPTED VERSUS WHEN IT WAS IN THE SYSTEM AND PICKED UP AND SHOWS ADOPTED.

THEY DID DISSEMINATE THAT.

AND SO I WILL FOLLOW UP WITH THAT.

OKAY.

AND WAIT, WHEN YOU SAY THEY DON, WHO YOU TALKING ABOUT? I THOUGHT IT WAS W WAS YOUR TEAM THAT IT WAS, IT WAS THE TEAM THAT DID IT.

UH, IT WAS, UH, A MANAGER IN A, IN A SUPERVISOR THAT PUT THE DATA TOGETHER.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

I HAVE REQUESTED YES.

UH, WHO HAS HAD, IS IT KRISTEN? NOPE.

YEAH.

OH, B OKAY.

BAYER.

YEAH.

YES.

UM, I, I'M JUST CURIOUS REGARDING THE, UM, PETS ARE MEDICALLY FRAGILE.

THEY'RE A TRANSFER FROM A C TO AUSTIN PETS ALIVE.

SO STAY INCLUDE PARVO.

YES.

THAT'LL INCLUDE POWER THAT THOSE, THOSE, ANY PARVO PUPPIES ARE, ARE SORT OF DICTATED BY OUR LICENSE AGREEMENT.

THE APA HELPS US WITH THOSE AND WE TRANSFER THOSE ANIMALS TO THEM.

OH, THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? UH, KRISTEN, THANK YOU.

UM, THANKS SO MUCH.

SO I'M, I'M STILL FAMILIARIZING MYSELF WITH SOME OF THESE REPORTS.

SO FORGIVE ME IF SOME OF, UM, ARE NOT IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND FEEL FREE TO PUSH THEM TO ANOTHER AGENDA ITEM.

UM, I HAVE READ THE LAST FEW MONTHS OF REPORTS AND THERE'S A NUMBER OF REPORTS ABOUT GIVING OUT FENCING APPLICATIONS, BUT IT'S UNCLEAR TO ME THE WHY, UH, WHY THE REPORT ISN'T HOW MANY FENCING ASSISTANCE, UM, HOW MANY FOLKS RECEIVED ASSISTANCE WITH FENCING.

AND I'M, I'M WONDERING IF, IF WE HAVE THAT INFORMATION, I FORGET WHAT'S OUR, OUR APO THAT'S EXCLUSIVELY WORKS WITH THE PROGRAM TO SEE HOW MANY THAT WE ACTUALLY ARE ABLE TO PROCESS, DEPENDING ON HOW MANY APPLICATIONS SHE ACTUALLY GETS RETURNED BACK TO HER.

AND THEN WE, WE BUY THE SUPPLIES AND GIVE THEM TO THE, UH, TO THE PET OWNER.

SO WE CAN WORK ON ADDING THAT PIECE INFORMATION JUST TO CLOSE, HAVE A FULL CIRCLE ON IT.

THANK YOU.

AND, UM, IT WAS, UH, I NOTICED ON ANIMAL PROTECTION.

UM, FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO COMMEND THE ANIMAL PROTECTION OFFICERS.

I KNOW THAT THERE ARE ROUTINELY RETURNING 40% OF, UH, FOUND PETS IN THE FIELD WITHOUT IMPOUNDING THEM, WHICH IS A TRULY AMAZING NUMBER.

UM, AND ALSO THEY'RE PROVIDING LOTS OF SUPPLIES AND RESOURCES.

AND IN THE REPORT, I NOTICED THAT THERE YOU GIVE A NUMBER OF PER HOW MANY ITEMS WERE DISTRIBUTED, BUT IT'S UNCLEAR HOW MANY FAMILIES WERE ACTUALLY HELPED.

AND IS THAT SOMETHING THAT COULD BE REPORTED ON? OH, YES.

I CAN CHECK WITH STAFF TO SEE IF WE CAN, YOU KNOW, JUST TO MAKE SURE IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT'S DUPLICATION, IF SOMEONE IS COMING BACK TO US EVERY TWO WEEKS FOR FOOD OR WHATNOT, UM, AND GET A TRUE BREAKDOWN ON THAT.

THANKS.

AND, UM, I'M ALSO CURIOUS ABOUT THIS.

I KNOW THERE WERE A NUMBER OF SPACE SITUATIONS WHERE THEIR ADOPTION OR FOSTER, UM, SPECIFIC EVENTS, OTHER THAN SIMPLY WAIVING FEES HELD FOR OUTCOMES THIS MONTH.

I DIDN'T SEE THAT IN SOCIAL MEDIA OR NEWS RELEASES OR THE REPORT, BUT I WONDERED IF MAYBE THERE WERE, UM, YES, THERE WERE SEVERAL, UH, THERE WAS ACTUALLY IN THE MEDIA,

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WE HAD A MAJOR MATCH, UH, WHERE PEOPLE WERE COMING, YOU KNOW, MEET UP WITH A FOSTER AT THAT TIME.

UH, SO WE DID HAVE SEVERAL EVENTS.

OH, AWESOME.

UM, GREAT.

AND, UH, I, I DON'T KNOW IF THE REPORT INCLUDES, THE LAST QUESTION I HAVE IS, UM, IF IT'S THIS REPORT OR ANOTHER AREA WHERE STOPPING AS DISCUSSED, BUT I, I KNOW THAT, UM, THERE WAS, THERE IS SEVERE UNDER-STAFFING, WHICH IS WHY THE PET RESOURCE CENTER IS CLOSED ON WEEKENDS.

AND I'M WONDERING IF THAT, UM, IF THERE'S, IF THAT'S IN THIS REPORT OR THERE'S ANOTHER PLACE TO DISCUSS THAT, JUST WANTING TO GET AN UPDATE ON THAT.

I WILL BE GIVING STAFFING UPDATE IN MY REPORT NEXT.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

SO, RYAN, YEAH, JASON, JASON, I WANTED TO FOLLOW THEM WITH THE QUESTION I ASKED LAST WEEK.

UM, CAUSE WE'RE GETTING, WE'RE STARTING TO GET, UM, REQUESTS FROM, UM, FROM, UH, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ABOUT THE, UH, AVAILABILITY OF THE REPORTS IN A FORM THAT CAN BE DISTRIBUTED RATHER THAN LIKE CLICK THESE 27 ITEMS ON THE WEBSITE.

SO, UH, ANY UPDATE ON WHETHER THE CITY IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO PRODUCE THE REPORTS THAT ARE REQUIRED BY THE, UM, ORDINANCE IN SOME FORMAT THAT IS BEARABLE.

SO THIS MONTH Y'ALL, SHOULD'VE GOTTEN A SORT OF A, A, A REPORT, THE REPORTS, UM, AS A PDF.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE REFERRING TO.

UM, THIS YEAR WE, YEAH, WE TOOK WHAT YOUR, YOUR FEEDBACK WAS.

AND, AND WE BASICALLY TOOK THE INFORMATION THAT WAS ON THE, ON THE DASHBOARD AND, AND EXPORT THE DATA TO CREATE THE REPORT SO THAT, YOU KNOW, IT'S SEPARATE PAGES AND, AND, AND SO YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO CLICK THROUGH AND, UM, THEY WERE, THEY WERE THERE.

OKAY.

I, I CHECKED, UM, THE, THE BACKUP MATERIALS AND I DIDN'T SEE IT, BUT, UM, I PROBABLY JUST MISSED IT.

WELL, I, I GUESS I, TOMORROW WE CAN SEND YOU A LINK TO THAT PARTICULAR REPORT, SO THAT WAY Y'ALL CAN SEE IT.

OKAY.

THANKS.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR JASON? OKAY,

[2b. COVID Update.]

WELL, LET'S MOVE ON TO THE COVID THEN THE STAFF REPORT FROM DAWN GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS, DON BLAND WITH AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER.

UH, AS YOU ARE PROBABLY AWARE, THE CITY MOVED TO STAGE TWO IN OUR COVID RESPONSE, UH, MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED ON ALL CITY PROPERTIES, AND THEY WILL LOOK AT THE END OF THE SPRING FESTIVAL SEASON TO MAKE A DETERMINATION AFTER THAT, ON WHAT WE NEED TO DO.

BUT CURRENTLY WE STILL HAVE THAT GOING ONGOING.

WE'RE STILL HAVING SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF ABSENTEEISM DUE TO COVID ILLNESS.

AND WE STILL, WE HAVE 21 OPEN POSITIONS, UH, THAT ARE, MOST OF THEM WERE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING FAILED.

YOU KNOW, THEY'VE, THEY'VE CLOSED THE JOB OPENINGS.

WE GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF, YOU KNOW, THE INTERVIEWS AND THE HIRING PROCESS, BUT WE'RE STILL HAVE 21 TO FAIL CURRENTLY.

AND, UM, SO STAFFING IS STILL AN ISSUE AND JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE OUT THERE, WE'RE NOT GETTING THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS WHEN WE DO POST, UH, THAT WE USED TO.

SO WE'RE, UH, TRUDGING THROUGH AND TAKING OFF AND HIRING AS FAST AS WE CAN.

BUT AS YOU KNOW, THAT THAT IS A PROCESS IN THE CITY AND IT TAKES, YOU KNOW, SEVERAL MONTHS TO GET SOMEONE ONBOARDED.

ANYBODY HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR DON? YES, KRISTEN, THANK YOU.

UM, YEAH, SO I SEE, I KNOW THERE, THERE AREN'T ANY CURRENTLY POSTED FOR FULL-TIME POSITIONS THAT I COULD FIND.

AND I'M WONDERING ABOUT IF THE 21 SOUNDS LIKE A FAIRLY NORMAL VACANCY RATE, IS THAT, DO YOU HAVE AN AVERAGE VACANCY RATE OVER THE PAST THREE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS? LIKE, IS THIS A HUGE VARIATION FROM WHAT'S NORMAL? I KNOW SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE, WHEN I FIRST GOT HERE, IT WAS, YOU KNOW, THREE TO FIVE, IT WAS THE NORMAL OF VACANCY RATES.

SO 21 IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST THAT WE'VE HAD.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? UH, RYAN, YES.

YEAH.

JUST WANTING TO KNOW, I, I JUST CHECKED THE BACKUP MATERIALS.

I DIDN'T SEE THAT PDF.

AND I LOOKED THROUGH MY EMAIL, A BEAT BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS EMAIL, AND ALSO DIDN'T SEE THE PDF.

SO YEAH, I WAS LOOKING AT IT TOO.

AND SO, YEAH, IT'S NOT UP THERE.

I TALKED TO BELINDA, I'LL SEND HER, I'LL SEND IT TO HER AND THEN WE'LL, WE'LL POST IT UP FOR BACKUP AS LIKE BACKUP, UH, TOMORROW.

OKAY.

I KNOW.

I THOUGHT THAT I WAS MISSING IT AND I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT I WAS DOING WRONG.

THANK YOU.

AND ANY OTHER STAFFING QUESTIONS? I, YES,

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CRAIG, THIS IS ONE THING LISA MITCHELL IS TRYING TO GET IN.

UM, I'M NOT SURE IF SHE HAS MADE IT IN YET, BUT SHE TEXTED ME THAT SHE'S BEEN TRYING FOR THE LAST 25 MINUTES.

SO JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW HER NAME APPEARS ON THE SCREEN AND THEN DISAPPEARS.

UM, OKAY.

IT APPEARS, IT GOES AWAY.

IT'S SEE.

IT'S THERE AGAIN.

OKAY.

SORRY.

I'M FINALLY HERE THAT I WAS ON, BUT I HAD TO CHANGE BECAUSE I WAS LOSING BATTERY POWER ON THIS IPAD, BUT THEN I COULD ONLY GET HIM AS AN ATTENDEE.

MY APOLOGIES, EVERYONE HOPE FROM MY BATTERY.

WON'T RUN OUT.

I'M GOING TO BE OFF VIDEO AS A RESULT.

THANKS.

OKAY.

SO LISA IS HERE.

I DO HAVE A QUESTION.

UH, HAVE YOU HAD ANY, UM, APPLICATIONS FOR THE WILDLIFE OFFICER? THEY ARE IN THE INTERVIEW PROCESS CURRENTLY THE FIRST ROUND ALREADY.

OH, VERY GOOD.

WELL, THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM ANYBODY? OKAY.

WELL THEN LET'S MOVE ALONG TO OLD BUSINESS UPDATE, DISCUSSION POSSIBLE ACTION.

[3a. Monthly Reporting of Data.]

SO THE MONTHLY REPORTING OF DATA, WOULD ANYBODY LIKE TO ADDRESS THAT? I WOULD LIKE TO SAY PERSONALLY THAT WHEN IT'S, IT'S A LITTLE EASIER FOR US TO GET A HANDLE ON THE DATA, IT USED TO HAVE, YOU KNOW, THE PAST THREE MONTHS AND THEN IT WOULD HAVE COMPARED TO, YOU KNOW, THE YEAR BEFORE, UH, THAT WAS ALWAYS A LITTLE EASIER FOR ME ANYWAY, TO KIND OF, UH, FIGURE THE DATA OUT.

AND I KNOW, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU CHANGED THE WAY YOU DID IT, BUT, UH, ALSO I THINK THAT WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THE DATA COVID AND PRE COVID.

I THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT WHEN WE MAKE SOME OF THE DECISIONS, WHEREVER WE ASKED TO MAKE, WHAT WE SUPPORT.

UH, I DON'T KNOW.

I WAS TOLD THAT YOU ARE GOING, YOU'RE GOING TO A NEW PROGRAM, HAS THAT HAPPENED? AND THERE WAS LIKE, UH, I T PEOPLE SOMEWHERE THAT WEREN'T IN YOUR DEPARTMENT, CAN ANYBODY TELL ME ABOUT HOW WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THAT? UM, SO WE DO NOT HAVE OUR OWN DIRECT IT SUPPORT.

WE COULD BE USED.

WE STILL GO THROUGH, UH, AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH FOR THAT.

UM, THE, THE PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE NORMALLY WHERE TRADITIONALLY WAS USED AS A, AS A CRYSTAL REPORT, THE CITY AS AN ORGANIZATION HAS MOVED TOWARDS SOMETHING CALLED POWER BI, WHICH IS WHAT THE DASHBOARD THAT IS CURRENTLY ON OUR, ON THE ANIMAL CENTERS WEBSITE UTILIZES ESSENTIALLY WHAT IT DOES IS THE DATA THAT'S IN CHAMELEON IS WAREHOUSED INTO A SERVER THAT THEN POWER BI PULLS OUT THAT DATA AND THEN FORMULATES IT TO WHERE YOU CAN ACCESS DIFFERENT FISCAL YEAR INFORMATION, UH, SO ON.

UM, THERE'S BECAUSE OF THE BANDWIDTH OF, OF THE, OF THE, UH, OF THE WEBSITE.

UM, WE REALLY JUST SHOW THE HIGH LEVEL INFORMATION FOR MORE IN-DEPTH INFORMATION.

YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S, IT'S ACTUALLY JUST INTERNAL ON A, UH, ON OUR SERVERS.

UM, BUT THAT'S WHY WE'RE ABLE TO SUPPLEMENT SOME OF THE REPORTS THAT, THAT ARE ON THE WEBSITE WITH, YOU KNOW, AGE OF ANIMALS THAT MAY HAVE DIED OR WHERE EVEN THE EYES ARE ADOPTED.

SO ON AND SO FORTH.

WE CAN GET THAT INFORMATION THROUGH POWER BI, ESSENTIALLY.

IT'S SORT OF A CONCERTED EFFORT BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO MOVE, MOVE TOWARD THAT SYSTEM.

UH, BECAUSE I MEAN, THE, AND WE'VE, THAT'S, I THINK THIS IS WHY WE'VE KEPT IT ON THE AGENDA.

UM, IT'S JUST, IT'S, IT'S JUST BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT FOR US TO GIVE ADVICE, TO GIVE INFORMATION WHEN PEOPLE ASK FOR IT.

YOU KNOW, WHEN WE TALK TO OUR CITY COUNCIL OFFICE ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FORM, THAT WE NOW GET THE INFORMATION IN COMPARED TO THE FORM, HOW WE USED TO GET THE INFORMATION.

AND I UNDERSTAND THERE'S STAFF, THERE MAY BE STAFF ISSUES HERE, YOU KNOW, WHERE IF YOU'VE GOT 21 PEOPLE THAT YOU NEED TO HIRE, I UNDERSTAND THAT I ALSO UNDERSTAND IF THE CITY CHOOSES TO GO FROM ONE, UH, YOU KNOW, FORMAT TO ANOTHER, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE AT SOME POINT WE COULD SEE LIKE THE END OF THE, THE LINE WHERE WE COULD GET, WE COULD GET THE, WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR HERE.

AND I DON'T MEAN TO BE, YOU KNOW, TO BE OBNOXIOUS.

BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHEN, IF, AND WHEN WE MAY GET THAT KIND OF DATA AGAIN, IN A WAY WHERE WE CAN

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MAKE SOME COMPARISONS.

CAUSE I MEAN, I JUST DON'T REMEMBER THOSE NUMBERS A YEAR AGO.

I DON'T REMEMBER THEM, UH, AND I CAN GO AND LOOK THEM UP AND IT TAKES ME SOME TIME AND EVERYTHING.

BUT WHEN YOU GO AND LOOK UP A REPORT LIKE THAT, IT'S JUST, IT'S, IT'S KIND OF TRICKY TO DO.

I MEAN, I CAN SEE IF THEY CAN BUILD THE RE ASK IF THEY CAN BUILD SIMILAR REPORTS LIKE THAT WITHIN POWER BI.

UM, I THINK WHAT, WHAT, WHAT THEY BUILT FOR US AS A MEANS JUST FOR USERS TO, TO REVIEW ANY SORT OF DATA THEY WANT.

UM, I'D HAVE TO TALK WITH, WITH APH INDIVIDUALS, UM, JUST TO SEE WHAT'S, IF THIS CAN BE PUT ON THEIR PLATE AS WELL, ESSENTIALLY, BECAUSE AGAIN, THEY, THEY, UM, YEAH, THEY'RE NOT OUR EMPLOYEES, SO, BUT WE CAN ASK THEM AND SEE ABOUT THAT SUPPORT IF THERE'S A MEANS TO SORT OF ESPECIALLY INCREASE THAT BANDWIDTH.

SO THAT WAY SOME OF THAT OTHER DATA CAN BE SHOWCASED ONTO THE WEBSITE.

AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, THEIR FIRST PRIORITY, YOU KNOW, IS, UH, TO GET ALL OF THE REPORTS THAT THE COUNCIL ASKS FOR, YOU KNOW, UH, FIRST AND THEN, YOU KNOW, WE CAN TALK ABOUT CHANGES AFTER THAT POINT, BUT I KNOW THAT'S WHAT THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON WHEN THEY'VE HAD TIME.

OKAY.

UH, ARE THERE ANY MORE, YEAH, KRISTEN, I I'M WONDERING, I THINK I WAS AT A MEETING A NUMBER OF MONTHS AGO WHERE THIS WAS AN, AN ISSUE AND IT SOUNDS LIKE IT CONTINUES TO BE, AND I AGREE THE REPORTS AS, AS THERE ARE VERY CONFUSING, IT'S VERY HARD TO MAKE SENSE OF THE DATA OUTSIDE OF THE CONTEXT OF OTHER YEARS.

UM, AND I'M JUST WONDERING IF UNTIL THE SOFTWARE ISSUE IS FIXED, IF THIS CAN BE DONE MANUALLY, UM, AND JUST PUT IT INTO A SPREADSHEET OR DRAWN ON A PIECE OF PAPER, BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH MORE MEANINGFUL TO SEE THAT DATA, PARTICULARLY I THINK, AS CRAIG, IT, UH, CRAIG SAID COMPARING IT TO 2019 NUMBERS AS WE SEE NORMALIZATION POST COVID SO, I MEAN, IF IT'S SOMETHING SIMILAR WITH THE OLD SPREADSHEETS THAT WE WERE DOING WHILE IT WORKED ON IT, I MEAN, THAT WAS SOMETHING I WAS PUTTING TOGETHER TO TRY TO GIVE THAT COMPARISON.

UM, YEAH, BECAUSE AS FAR AS, YOU KNOW, AS I'VE BEEN TOLD, LIKE WE CAN ASK THE QUESTION AGAIN, KRISTA REPORTING WHERE LIKE I COULD, IT WAS FORMULATING THOSE PROJECTS ARE, OUR DATA IS, IS NOT REALLY SUPPORTED BY OUR T FOLKS.

LIKE, AS, YOU KNOW, AS I'VE BEEN TOLD, THEY'RE NOT REALLY HIRING FOLKS WHO CAN DO CRISPR REPORTING.

UM, SO YEAH, I MEAN, AGAIN, I, WITHIN THE SYSTEM THAT, THAT THE CITY IS SORT OF MY MOVING TOWARD, I'LL ASK THEM IF THEY CAN SORT OF PUT THAT DATA TOGETHER.

AND THEN ONCE YOU ARE ALL Y'ALL ARE ABLE TO SEE THE DATA THAT WAS PUT TOGETHER.

UH Y'ALL WILL SEE IT TOMORROW.

I JUST SEND IT TO BELINDA RIGHT NOW.

UM, IF THAT WILL SHOW YOU SORT OF THE DATA MONTHLY FOR, UM, WHAT IF THAT'LL WORK FOR YOU FOR THE PURPOSES OF THESE MEETINGS, BUT THAT'S, THAT'S GOING TO SHOW YOU THAT SNAPSHOT OF DATA FOR THAT MONTH.

UM, IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A LONGER TERM AGAIN, I'LL HAVE TO ASK THEM WHAT WE CAN UTILIZE WITHIN THIS CURRENT SOFTWARE.

ARE THERE ANY MORE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? YEAH.

YES.

SO JAMESON, UM, SO THE CITY'S MOVING FROM WHATEVER'S THE SYSTEM TO THE POWER OF BI, CORRECT? WELL, YES, THE REPORTING STRUCTURE OF IT.

SO THAT WAY IT'S IT'S DATA THAT CAN BE ACCESSED.

UM, YOU KNOW, THEY CAN JUST PULL THE DATA FROM THE WAREHOUSE AND PUT IT ON ONTO A WEBSITE AND USERS CAN MANIPULATE, UH, WHATEVER DATA THEY WANT TO SEE.

YEAH.

I'M FAMILIAR WITH POWER BI IT'S A MICROSOFT PRODUCT.

YEP.

AND, UM, AND WHAT I'M HEARING ALSO IS THAT THAT'S, I GUESS THE IT DEPARTMENT, YOU ARE ALL CUSTOMERS AT DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE CITY ARE CUSTOMERS UP THE IT DEPARTMENT.

THEY HAVE POWER ARCHIVES, DEPENDING.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT.

OR, UH, YEAH, ESSENTIALLY THAT'S CORRECT.

THERE'S A, THERE IS A CORPORATE COMMUNICATION, THE TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, AND THEN EACH DEPARTMENT HAS THEIR OWN SORT OF, IT SPOCK'S THAT ARE WITHIN THERE THAT WORK WITH OUR CORPORATE FUNCTION.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE, OUR LIAISON THAT WORKS FOR AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH, THEY WORK WITH OUR CORPORATE CTM IN ORDER TO TRY TO GET THINGS TAKEN CARE OF FOR US.

SO I WONDER, I DON'T KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT THAT IT'S GOING TO RESOLVE, BUT I WONDER IF, IF YOU, THE AHC PROVIDE PAMPHLETS OF WHAT, UH, WHAT WE NEED FOR THE REPORTING, PLEASE SHOW THEM EXACTLY.

THIS IS HOW IT LOOKS LIKE.

SO ESSENTIALLY WHAT THEY DID, JUST SO YOU'RE AWARE, THEY, THEY WENT BY THE ORDINANCE AND JUST WENT THROUGH THE 16 BULLETS,

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UM, THAT WERE WRITTEN, UM, CORPORATE DID.

AND THAT'S HOW THEY GENERATE THE RE THE REPORTING.

UM, THAT'S WHY IT'S GOING TO HAVE TO BE A CONVERSATION WITH THEM IN ORDER TO SHOW MULTIPLE YEARS.

LIKE YOU CAN SHOW, SEE MULTIPLE YEARS, BUT IT'S SORT OF A, A COMBINATION.

SO IF I WANTED TO LOOK AT WHAT, HOW MANY ANIMALS WERE EUTHANIZED BETWEEN FISCAL YEAR 16 AND NOW THEN, YOU KNOW, I SET THOSE, THOSE FILTERS AND THEN IT'LL SHOW ME THE, THE EXACT NUMBER, BUT I WON'T SHOW THE BREAKDOWN BETWEEN EACH YEAR.

YOU WOULD HAVE TO DO THAT SEPARATELY.

SO AGAIN, IT'S, IT'S, I'M NOT, I WON'T SPEAK FOR HIM.

WE'LL JUST SEE IF THOSE PARTICULAR OPTIONS WOULD BE AVAILABLE WITH, WITH THE WAY THE SOFTWARE SET UP TO BREAK IT DOWN BY YEAR.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR ALL THAT DATA, I WAS JUST THINKING BECAUSE SOMETIMES, UM, UH, AS YOU KNOW, BECAUSE YOU WORK WITH THAT GROUP IS YOU, YOU HAVE TO SORT OF GET THEM TO RESPECT HOW, WHAT YOU WANTED SPECIFICALLY AND GUIDE THEM, BUT JOANNE, DO YOU HAVE A COMMENT? YEAH.

SO, SO JASON, FOR, FOR, WHAT'S BE GOING TO BE REPORTED, UM, JUST TO MAKE SURE I'M CLEAR, I'M CLEAR, YOU'RE GOING TO REPORT EXACTLY WHAT COUNCIL APPROVED IN THE ORDINANCE.

SO WHATEVER IS THERE AS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO GET.

CORRECT.

OKAY.

AND SINCE THERE HAVE BEEN, SINCE IT'S SOMETHING CONSOLE ASKED US TO LOOK AT, UM, SINCE THERE ARE ISSUES, UM, ARE THEY AWARE THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO LOOK AT OR HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO LOOK AT BECAUSE WE'RE WORKING THROUGH IT AND THEY'RE AWARE THAT THIS SITUATION EXISTS? YES.

OKAY.

UH, WHO IS AT LISA? YEAH.

AND I THINK KRISTEN WAS RAISING HER HAND A MINUTE AGO TOO, BUT I JUST STEPPED IN FRONT OF HER.

SORRY, KRISTEN.

UM, JUST A QUICK QUESTION TO KIND OF FOLLOW UP ON WHAT JOANNE SAID SINCE THERE IS AWARENESS OF THIS ISSUE.

IS THIS THE KIND OF THING JASON, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT YOU HAD TO CONTEND WITH THIS ISSUE FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS AND MONTHS, WE'VE BEEN ASKING ABOUT IT.

IS IT WORTHWHILE TO ACTUALLY FIND THE RIGHT VERSE THAT IT TO COMES TO THE COMMISSION? CAN I ASK SOME QUESTIONS? I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S THE EASIER ANSWER, BUT YOU'VE HAD TO BE THE GO BETWEEN FREQUENTLY.

AND I'M WONDERING IF THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO PUT IT AS AN AGENDA ITEM AND INVITE SOMEONE FROM IT SO THAT WE CAN UNDERSTAND THE LIMITATIONS OF, OF WHAT THEY CAN PROVIDE WITH RESPECT TO WHAT COUNCIL IS LOOKING FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AGO.

UH, CHRIS AND PHIL WERE BOTH HERE TO DO A PRESENTATION AND ANSWER QUESTIONS WITH Y'ALL.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEM BACK, WE CAN ASK THEM BACK AGAIN.

MAYBE.

I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW.

I JUST, IT SOUNDS LIKE WE'RE STILL NOT QUITE WHERE WE NEED TO BE AND I, I REMEMBER THEM COMING AND I APPRECIATE THAT, BUT I'M WONDERING, YEAH, THEY ARE SOMEONE WITH THEM IS MAYBE THE RIGHT PERSON TO INVITE BACK.

I DON'T KNOW.

WE, I GUESS I CAN LEAVE IT OUT THERE AS JUST AN IDEA.

AND WHEN WE GET TO FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS, MAYBE WE, WE SET SOMETHING LIKE THAT UP, BUT I JUST FEEL LIKE WE'RE NOT QUITE MAKING THE PROGRESS WE WANT AND THAT MIGHT BE WHAT WE NEED TO GET IT OVER THE GOAL LINE.

OKAY.

IT'S ANOTHER OPTION.

IF, IF WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS FOR COUNSEL THAT THEY'VE COME OUT WITH A STATEMENT THAT SAYS, I KNOW WE'RE ALL WORRIED ABOUT IT, THAT IT'S OKAY.

WE KNOW THIS IS COMING AND WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT SO MUCH.

I GUESS THAT MAYBE A DON QUESTION.

WE DON'T.

NO, I DON'T.

YEAH, I DIDN'T GET THAT QUESTION.

JOANNE.

SO, UH, SO I GUESS MY QUESTION IS, UM, WE, AS A COMMISSION ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HAVING THIS DATA BECAUSE WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE LOOKING AT THIS DATA, BUT IF COUNCIL KNOWS, WE CAN'T LOOK AT THE DATA AND THEY PROVIDE A WAIVER OR SOMETHING THAT SAYS IT'S IT'S OKAY, RIGHT NOW WE UNDERSTAND THIS IS AN IT THING.

SO DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW.

UH, AT THERE WERE, THERE WAS, THERE WAS A MEMO SENT TO COUNCIL AT THE, AT, YOU KNOW, A WHILE BACK STATING THAT WE DID NOT MAKE THE DUE DATE BECAUSE, AND HERE'S THE REASONS, UH, SO THEY'RE AWARE OF IT.

AND NO ONE FROM COUNCIL IS ASKING ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT.

I, I, I THINK IN THAT CASE, YOU SHOULD REFER TO YOUR OWN COUNCIL OFFICE AND ASK THEM PERSONALLY, YOU KNOW, UH, WHAT THEIR OPINION IS ON THAT MIGHT VARY FROM OFFICE TO OFFICE.

UH, KRISTIN, THANK YOU.

UM, I, I KNOW THAT THIS DATA IS AT LEAST 75% OF THE DATA POINTS HAVE BEEN RECORDED PUBLICLY OVER MANY YEARS.

THEY'RE ALL ON THE WEBSITE.

UM, AND SO THERE'S NO WHILE TECHNOLOGY'S WONDERFUL.

UM, IT'S ABSOLUTELY UNNECESSARY

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TO GET MOST OF THIS DATA.

AND I WAS ASKING A SPECIFIC QUESTION THAT I DON'T THINK I REALLY GOT AN ANSWER TO, WHICH IS THAT GIVEN THAT THIS IS LOOKING TO BE A VERY DIFFICULT SPRING AND SUMMER FOR ANIMAL INTAKE, IT DOES SEEM IMPERATIVE AND CRITICALLY IMPORTANT.

WE CAN LOOK NOW AT COMPARATIVE DATA TO LOOK AT WHAT'S BEEN ENTERING THE SHELTER IN 2019, UM, TO WHAT IS ENTERING NOW AND WHAT'S LEAVING AND HOW FAST.

AND SO I CAN GO THROUGH THOSE OLD REPORTS AND PUT THE COMPARATIVE DATA TOGETHER NOW WITH NO TECHNOLOGY, BUT IT TAKES ME A CITIZEN A LONG TIME BECAUSE WE CAN'T SEE ANYTHING ON THE BACKEND.

AND SO WHAT I'M WONDERING IS FOR NEXT MONTH, GIVEN THAT THIS IS SO CRITICAL, CAN YOU GIVE US A SIDE-BY-SIDE REPORT SO THAT WE CAN LOOK AT THAT INTAKE AND OUTCOME DATA IN PARTICULAR? UM, BECAUSE TIME IS GETTING SHORT AND, UH, IN SPACE IS ONLY GOING TO GET HARDER.

AND SO IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE SOMETHING THAT CAN WAIT.

YEAH.

I MEAN, IF IT'S SOMETHING SIMILAR TO WHAT, WHAT WAS BEING PRESENTED THAT HAD LIKE THREE-YEAR FISCAL DOUBT OR THREE-YEAR MONTHLY DATA, FOR INSTANCE, IF I THINK THE LAST ONE WE DID WAS IN OCTOBER.

AND SO IT HAD OCTOBER 21, OCTOBER 20, 20 AND OCTOBER, 2019.

I MEAN, WE, WE HAD THAT, UM, WE, WE CAN PUT THAT BASED OFF THE DATA THAT'S, THAT'S ON THE WEBSITE.

UM, AND THEN THAT'LL GIVE THAT COMPARISON, UH, THE SHOW.

UM, BUT AGAIN, UH, I'LL HAVE THAT CONVERSATION ON HOW WE CAN MAKE THIS MORE AUTOMATED AT LEAST.

SO THAT WAY IT SHOWS UP.

CAUSE I'M, I'M LOOKING AT THE, THE, THE, UM, DATA NOW, WHAT WE CAN DO IN ORDER TO EVEN .

BUT AGAIN, I'M NOT THE IT, SO I'LL HAVE TO CONCEDE TO WHAT, WHAT THEY CAN AND YEAH.

WHAT, WHAT THEY CAN ACCOMPLISH AT LEAST ON, ON WEBPAGE.

UH, ARE WE MISSING AN IT PERSON IN AMONG THOSE 21? WE, WE DON'T HAVE HAVE YOU, SO, AND WE NEVER DID, AND WE STILL DON'T KNOW.

OKAY.

WE'VE ALWAYS RELIED ON THEM.

AND, UH, YOU KNOW, AS COVID, UH, RESPONSE HAS LESSENED, THERE WERE, HOPEFULLY THERE'LL BE ABLE TO HELP US MORE NOW.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S INTERESTING.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? YEP.

YES.

A LOT OF, I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION ARE, ARE ALIBI FROM SOME OF THE STUFF THAT WAS REPORTED LAST MONTH WHEN AN ANIMAL IS SENT TO APA FOR EVALUATION.

WHEN IS IT OUTCOMES AS A LIVE OUTCOME FROM THE SHELTER? WE, IF APA PULLS IT, IT'S STILL, UH, AND UNTIL THEY ACTUALLY OFFICIALLY PULL IT, IT'S STILL IN OUR INVENTORY.

OKAY.

SO IF APA ACCEPTS THE ANIMAL, IT SAYS LIVE OUTCOME TO APA.

IF THEY DECLINE IT, IT COMES BACK TO THE SHELTER, BUT IT WAS ALWAYS THE SHELTERS PROPERTY.

IT NEVER BELONGED TO APA.

CORRECT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ARE THERE ANY MORE QUESTIONS ON A MONTHLY REPORTING OF DATA? OKAY.

LET'S MOVE ALONG TO A

[3b. Working Group on Off-Leash Dogs.]

WORKING GROUP ON OFF-LEASH DOGS.

THAT'S JOANNE.

AH, THANKS.

SO ON MARCH 1ST, WE FINALLY HAD ENOUGH CITIZENS, UM, TO HAVE A SMALL FOCUS GROUP ON THE OFF-LEASH TO REVIEW THE OFF-LEASH DOG GUIDELINES THAT PARKS AND RECREATION HAD DEVELOPED FOR, UM, UH, HAVING NEW OFF-LEASH DOG AREAS.

UH, THIS ISN'T, UM, THE REASON I DID IT ON JUST FOR VIA, UM, AND KRISTIN.

SO, UM, WE HAD AN AWFULLY STOCK WORKING GROUP, SO DOES THE PARKS BOARD AND, UM, OUR COMMISSION VOTED THAT WE COULD WORK TOGETHER.

UM, SINCE WE WERE LOOKING AT POLICE DOGS, BOTH IN, UH, PARK AREAS AND THE STREETS AND, UM, THE PARKS GROUP FOCUSED ON PARKS.

SO THAT'S WHY I DID IT, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A PARKS TASK.

SO, UM, IT WAS VERY GOOD.

WE HAD, UM, UH, WONDERFUL CITIZENS, THREE KIND OF FROM ONE AREA AND ONE FROM A DIFFERENT AREA WHO ARE SEEING THE SAME THINGS, MOSTLY IN THE PARKS, BUT ALSO ON THE STREETS AND CONCERN THAT FAMILIES CAN'T USE ALL THE PARKS AND THAT CITIZENS CAN'T SAFELY WALK DOWN OUR STREETS WITHOUT LOOSE OFF-LEASE DOGS COMING AT THEM SO THAT, UM, UH, I DOCUMENTED, UM, OUR CONVERSATION AND SENT THAT TO OUR WORKING GROUP.

UM, AT THIS POINT, UM, I SPOKE WITH, UM, UH, DON FROM, UH, THE PARKS FORWARD AND WE THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO, UM, KIND OF WRAP UP IN APRIL, UM, GIVE A SUMMARY OF WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED, WHAT WE'VE TRIED TO DO AND YOU KNOW, WHAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE.

BUT AT SOME POINT, OUR HANDS ARE TIED BY, UM, BUDGET CONSTRAINTS AND, AND, UH, WHAT'S AVAILABLE.

SO, UM, IT WAS, UH, IT WAS A GOOD GROUP.

IT WAS NICE TO ENGAGE CITIZENS IN HERE ON THEIR POINT.

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UM, AND, UH, THAT'S WHERE WE ARE STANDING ONE, HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS OR ABOUT THE WORKING GROUPS OR SOME OF THE ISSUES WITH OFF-LEASE DOGS? I'M HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT THEM.

THANK YOU.

YES, BELINDA.

HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? YEP.

UM, ALL OF THE FOLKS ON THAT WORKING GROUP ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE TWO MUSICIANS.

WE HAVE ENGAGED TO CREATE MUSICAL JINGLES.

WE'RE ABOUT 90% DONE WITH ANDREA MCGEE'S VIDEO MESSAGE.

WE'VE HAD A LITTLE WRINKLE IN THE ROAD WITH KEVIN RUSSELL'S.

APPARENTLY SOME OF HIS LYRICS DID NOT MEET WITH CITY STANDARDS.

SO WE'RE HOPING WE HAD HOPED, UH, JOANNE TO GET THE, THE, BOTH OF THOSE MUSICAL JINGLES OUT AT THE SAME TIME THAT YOU WRAPPED UP YOUR OFF-LEASH WORKING GROUP.

BUT RIGHT NOW WE'RE HAVING TO GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD WITH KEVIN TO SEE IF HE'S WILLING TO CHANGE THOSE LYRICS OR WHAT.

SO WE WERE REALLY, WE HAD HIM SCHEDULED TO GO TO ROCK ISLAND TO VIEW IT, TO FILM IT AND EVERYTHING.

AND WE'RE SO CLOSE.

UM, BUT THERE WERE A FEW, FEW WORDS IN HIS LYRICS THAT MET WITH, UM, CONCERN.

AND SO WE'RE BACK TO THAT.

JUST WANTED TO LET Y'ALL KNOW THERE, GREAT LYRICS IF YOU'VE, IF YOU'VE HEARD ANY OF THEM AND VERY, VERY FUNKY AND KEVIN RUSSELL LEE, BUT THAT'S APPARENTLY OUTSIDE THE CITIES, RIGHT.

ACCEPTANCE LEVEL.

SO I WAS HOPING TO, I WAS HOPING YOU'D BE ABLE TO SHOW THOSE AT THE NEXT MEETING, AND THEY'RE STILL NOT OUTSIDE CHANCE, BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF, WE HAVE A LOT OF HOPE THAT THIS WILL HIT SOME REALLY TARGETED AUDIENCES.

I HOPE SO.

AND WELL, CRAIG TALKING ABOUT ME, UH, PEERS, PEER PRESSURE, YOU LISTEN TO THESE THINGS, CRAIG AND THE PEER PRESSURE IS THERE.

SO YEAH.

UH, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS UNFORTUNATE ABOUT THE R THE OFF-LEASH DOG PROBLEM IS BIGGER THAN PARD AND IT'S BIGGER THAN, THAN ANIMAL SHELTER, BUT WE GET PART AND WE GOT THE ANIMAL SHELTER WITH THE LIMITED RESOURCES AND COVID AND EVERYTHING.

SO I JUST WANT TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW, THIS IS A REALLY TOUGH PROBLEM, AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT.

WE'VE DEALT WITH IN THE PAST.

WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH IT.

MY ONLY FEAR IS THAT IF WE CAN KEEP AHEAD OF SOME MAJOR CATASTROPHE, THAT MAKES THE NEWSPAPER THAT WHO KNOWS, YOU KNOW, SO ANYWAY, BUT THANK YOU, JOANNE.

WELL, THANK YOU, CRAIG.

AND I WANT TO MENTION, AND I'M HAPPY TO SEND YOU THE LINKS IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE THEM.

UM, WE'VE BEEN GETTING INFORMATION FROM OTHER LINKS FROM OTHER CITIES THAT HAVE SIMILAR ISSUES TO US.

SO IT'S NOT AN AUSTIN THING, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE MOVING AUSTIN, WHO JUST MAY NOT REALIZE WE HAVE SPECIFIC OFF-LEASH DOG AREAS AND NON-OPERATIVE DOG AREAS.

AND WHEN YOU'RE IN AND OFF, WHEN YOU'RE IN ONE THAT REQUIRES A LEASH, KEEP YOUR DOG PLEASE.

HMM.

YEAH, THERE'S A LOT OF CLUELESSNESS OUT THERE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

AND I'LL SAY THAT, BUT, WELL, THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS ABOUT THAT? LET'S MOVE ALONG THEN

[3c. Working Group on How to Increase Microchipping in the City of Austin.]

A WORKING GROUP ON HOW TO INCREASE MICROCHIPPING IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, WHO IS THE DAWN? WE HAVE NOT HAD ANOTHER MEETING SINCE OUR LAST COMMISSION MEETING, SO WE HAVE NOTHING TO REPORT, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO COMMISSIONER HERRERA, TO GIVE HIS REPORT ON OUR LAST EVENT THAT WE HAD LESS WEEK, WEEK BEFORE.

UH, THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. BLAND FOR GIVE ME THE WORD.

LET ME JUST PULL SOME NUMBERS HERE FROM MY PHONE WAS A FANTASTIC EVENT.

THE, WHEN THE BUS PLANET COULD BE FROM 9:00 AM TO NOON, UH, 10 30, I ASKED TO JOIN TO HELP ME TO, TO GIVE ME THIS CARD BECAUSE WE WAS OUT OF CAPACITY IN THAT MOMENT.

UH, THE FIRST AIDS ESCAPE, THE PUBLIC SAFE, AND THE SECOND ONE DID NOT AGREE WITH RESPONSE, BUT IN ONE MOMENT, LEAVE ANOTHER LOOP WAS BLOCKED, BUT BY BOTH SIDES AND I DON'T LIKE ACCIDENTS, WE BEGIN TO MOVE INSIDE THE SHELTER.

WE MOVE ONE LINE TO THE OTHER ONE.

AND LET ME JUST GIVE YOU THESE, THESE FREAK NUMBERS.

WHAT'S A FANTASTIC EVENT BY THE WAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SHARED THIS INFORMATION, PEOPLE THIS TIME, UH, GIVE US A VERY GOOD, UH, SURPRISE SHOWING UP.

WAS PEOPLE SHOWING UP SINCE 6:00 AM? UH, WHAT EXACTLY WE GIVE ONE CURRENT 65 PREVIOUS DESTINATION AND 61 OF THESE DOGS ARE REALLY POST MICROCHIP.

WE INSERT ONE COLOR AND 35 MICROCHIPS IN THAT EVENT, DOGS AND CATS, AND WE EAT 76 VOUCHERS FOR A SPARE NOODLE, I THINK,

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UH, BY THE WAY, UH, MR. UH, COUNCIL MEMBER RENTERIA CAMPOS, AND THESE THREE, THREE, UM, THE NEXT EVENT, I WANT TO DO IT ON THESE THREE, TWO WITH THE COUNCIL MEMBER.

UH, BUT IT'S A POINTLESS AND PRISM SIZE.

I JUST STOPPED BEFORE THE MEETING AND I HAVE ALREADY FEW GROUPS IN, IN DOVER SPRINGS WHO WANTS TO US, I THINK IF WE KEEP DOING THESE MICROCHIP AND DESTINATION CLINIC, WE ARE GOING TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN.

LET'S GO TO REMEMBER THAT THE PRICE, WE HAVE A REST PRICE AT THE BED AT THE SHELTER.

IT'S ONLY LIKE 50 BOX, UH, A SIMPLE MICROCHIP AND A GOOD DATABASE CAN HELP US TO REUNITE THAT PETS WITH THE OWNERS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO CARE.

WE HAVE AMAZING, AMAZING VOLUNTEERS, AMAZING STAFF, AND LET'S GO TO KEEP WORKING.

UH, THE SOLUTION IS NOT ONLY WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

THE SOLUTION IS GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS? YES, JOANNE.

OH, THAT'S OKAY.

CHRISTINE, CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION? THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UM, I I'M WONDERING DO YOU, ARE WE CURRENTLY PUTTING COLLARS AND TAGS ON DOGS WHO ARE LEAVING, UM, WHO ARE ADOPTED AND LEAVING THAT? THAT'S, IT'S A TWO-PART QUESTION.

SO THAT'S THE FIRST PART.

YES, WE ARE.

UM, AWESOME.

AND HAVE YOU ALL DONE, UH, HAVE YOU ALL EXPLORED TECHNOLOGY IN THIS SPACE IS INNOVATING SO RAPIDLY.

AND SO AT THE LAST MEETING, WHEN I HEARD A DISCUSSION ABOUT MICROCHIPS, IT FEELS LIKE A LOT'S BEING LEFT OUT OF THAT.

THERE'S, UM, QR CODE TAGS NOW THAT ARE ACTUALLY LESS EXPENSIVE THAN PRINTED TAGS.

I, I BELIEVE, UM, THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT WAYS OF IDENTIFYING PETS AND THERE'S A LOT OF INNOVATION.

AND I WONDER IF YOU HAVE EXPLORED DIFFERENT OPTIONS AND HOW THOSE MIGHT WORK TOGETHER TO HELP INCREASE, UH, GETTING PETS HOME.

WE WERE STRICTLY LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, COLLARS CAN COME OFF.

AND SO WE WERE LOOKING AT THE MORE PERMANENT ASPECT OF MICROCHIP INSERTION.

SO THAT'S ALL WE'VE DONE AT THIS POINT.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? YES, JOANNE, THANKS, GREG.

UM, I JUST WANT TO THANK, UM, LOUIS FOR, UM, THE ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF WORK HE DID FOR THIS CLINIC.

UM, IT WAS MIND BOGGLING, THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THERE WHO CAME IN WITH THREE DOGS AND A CAT, UM, IN THEIR, UH, IN THEIR VEHICLE, UM, WHO REALLY WANTED THE SERVICE, UH, WHO, UH, WERE THRILLED TO KNOW WE WERE GIVING SPAY NEUTER VOUCHERS, UM, IF THEY NEEDED THEM.

UM, THAT WAS HUGE.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO CAME FOR SHOTS ALREADY HAD THEIR DOGS MICROCHIPPED, SOME CAME JUST FOR MICROCHIPS.

UH, SO IT WAS REALLY NICE TO BE OUT AND ENGAGED WITH THE CITIZENS AND THE STAFF AND, AND A NICE GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS FROM AAC.

UH, WORKED REALLY HARD TO GET EVERYBODY THROUGH.

IT WAS TOUGH WHEN YOU SHOW UP AND HAVE TO WAIT TWO HOURS TO GET A SERVICE, BUT, UM, IT WAS MUCH BETTER ATTENDED.

AND I REALLY THINK, UH, DISTRICT THREE FOR COMING OUT TO THE SHELTER, LOOKING AROUND, UM, WITH US AND, UH, PROMOTING, UH, THE MICROCHIP EVENT BECAUSE, UH, THE PEOPLE THEY WERE LEAVING AND WAVING AT US AND JUST SO EXCITED TO HAVE THEIR ANIMALS TAKEN CARE OF.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? UH, OKAY, WELL, WE'LL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO TALKING ABOUT THIS MORE AFTER YOU MEET AGAIN.

UH, MAYBE SOME, SOME PROSAL PROPOSALS FOR MOVING FORWARD.

OKAY.

UH,

[3d. Austin Pets Alive!’s Future at the Town Lake Animal Center and the Maintenance of No Kill in Austin.]

ON TO OLD BUSINESS, D AUSTIN PETS ALIVE, FUTURE THE TOWN LIKE ANIMAL CENTER MAINTENANCE OF NO KILLING AUSTIN.

AND I GUESS THAT, THAT IS, UM, UH, MAYBE IN GENERAL, UH, I KNOW THAT THERE'S, YOU KNOW, NEGOTIATIONS GOING ON.

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT CAN BE SAID ABOUT THAT AT THIS POINT IN TIME, WE HAVE SIGNED A ONE-YEAR EXTENSION TO CONTINUE TO NEGOTIATE.

GREAT.

SO THE ONE-YEAR EXTENSION AND NEGOTIATIONS FOR A LONGER CONTRACTOR CONTINUING? YES.

OKAY.

UH, DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, JOANNE? UM, WHAT'S THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF ANIMALS THAT APA HAS TO PULL FROM THE SHELTER AND THE EXTENSION? 12% OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR'S TOTAL.

OKAY.

IT, THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR, OR LIKE JANUARY DOT DECEMBER, WE GO BY FISCAL YEARS.

GREAT.

AND DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY, LIKE THAT IS OFF HAND? LIKE THE NUMBER LIKE 1200 OR SO? IT'S A LITTLE OVER 1200, I THINK.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY.

WELL THEN LET'S MOVE ALONG

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[3e. Transferring Austin Animal Center Animals to Other Communities.]

THREE E TRANSFERRING AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER, ANIMALS TO OTHER COMMUNITIES.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS ISSUE, RYAN? OKAY.

YEAH, I GUESS, UM, LAST TIME WE, UH, ALL PASSED A RESOLUTION, ASKING FOR THE DATA ON THE, UH, ANIMALS WHO ARE BEING SENT TO OTHER COMMUNITIES.

I WAS WONDERING IF WE WERE GOING TO GET THAT DATA, THAT REPORT IS IN A QUEUE FOR THE IT FOLKS TO WORK ON FOR US.

ANY IDEA HOW LONG THAT MIGHT BE? I HAVE NO IDEA.

WE, WE, WE WE'VE WAITED ON THESE COUNCIL REPORTS SINCE, UH, OCTOBER OF 2019.

SO, UH, I DON'T KNOW.

WE, WE DO HAVE A MEETING WITH HIM TOMORROW, SO WE'LL TRY TO GET A UP.

OKAY.

CAUSE YEAH, I, I JUST, YOU KNOW, UM, IT'S, IT'S VERY HARD FOR US TO DO OUR JOBS WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO GET THE INFORMATION.

UM, IT'S A, IT'S A VERY MUCH A HOT TOPIC IN THE COMMUNITY AND, UM, WE CAN'T, WE REALLY CAN'T DO OUR JOBS, UH, WITHOUT THE INFORMATION BEING PROVIDED.

SO, UM, I'LL JUST KEEP IT, I WOULD SAY KEEP IT ON THE AGENDA AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE THE INFORMATION BY NEXT MONTH.

THANKS.

THIS IS FAIR.

SO HOW DO YOU TRACK, UM, ON HOW DO YOU TRACK W WHAT ANIMALS ARE, HOW MANY ANIMALS ARE YOU MOVING EACH MONTH OR EACH WEEK? OUR CURRENT REPORTING DOES THAT, IS THERE SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN SHARE WITHOUT HAVING THE BI POWER BI? IT WOULD BE A MANUAL PROCESS.

SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TO SIT DOWN AND GO THROUGH EVERY RECORD ON EVERY ANIMAL TO MANUALLY PUT THAT TOGETHER, BUT DON'T YOU USE AT HIGH LEVEL YOURSELF? HOW MANY ANIMALS ARE BEING MOVED? I THINK THAT WAS IN YOUR PACKET THAT YOU DIDN'T GET WELL, I, AND TRIPPY CALLED THE, THE, IN THE PACKET THAT YOU'LL SEE TOMORROW, IT HAS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ANIMALS TRANSFERRED.

WHAT WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO.

IT HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIGURE OUT YET IS HOW TO AT LEAST HAVE A, A BUTTON ON THE DASHBOARD THAT WE'LL CLICK OFF JUST OUT OF STATE AND, AND LOCAL TRANSFERS.

SO THEY'RE WORKING ON THAT NOW, TOO.

SO THAT WAY WE CAN FILTER BETWEEN WHAT'S WHAT'S DONE AND WHAT ISN'T.

SO AT LEAST GO AHEAD, BUT YOU KNOW, HOW MANY ARE NOT CORRECT? YES.

I CAN SEE THAT AT LEAST, UM, WHEN I PUT THE FILTERS ON.

UM, CAUSE AGAIN, THIS IS, THIS IS GOING BACK TO SORT OF THE, THE BANDWIDTH ON OUR PUBLIC PAGE IS, IS DIFFERENT FROM SORT OF THE DATABASES THAT WE HAVE ACCESS TO, BUT ESSENTIALLY I CAN LIFT UP THE NUMBERS AND WE CAN SHARE THAT WITH Y'ALL.

UM, BUT IF YOU WANT TO KNOW, AT LEAST FOR THE START OF THIS FISCAL YEAR TO OUR OUT-OF-STATE PARTNERS, UH, 270 ANIMALS I'VE BEEN TRAPPER.

SO THAT STARTED SINCE OCTOBER 1ST.

I THINK ONE OF THE QUESTION WAS FRANK TO UNDERSTAND OF THOSE PARTNERS WHERE THOSE ANIMALS WERE GOING TO, WHAT TYPE OF SHELTERS ARE OUT.

THIS ARE NO KILLS OR, OR, OR I, WE JUST LOOK, IT'S, IT'S JUST A SECOND CHANCE, REGARDLESS OF IF THE NO KILL OR VERY LOW KILL.

SO THE FACILITIES THAT WE'RE LUCKY THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH OUR, OUR, OUR NO KILL FACILITIES.

I THINK SOME OF THE CONCERNS THAT WERE BROUGHT UP PREVIOUSLY WAS WHETHER THE COMMUNITIES THEMSELVES WERE NO KILLED, BUT THE FACILITIES THEMSELVES, YOU KNOW, THEY, THEY ARE, ARE NO-KILL STATUS.

UM, AND I THINK THAT WAS SORT OF THE, IF I REMEMBER THAT WAS SORT OF THE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, LIKE, IS THERE A WAY THAT WE CAN SHOW, UM, AND THIS IS ONE THING THAT WE'LL HAVE TO DISCUSS WITH IT IS SORT OF THE, THE FACILITIES THEMSELVES AND WHAT'S THEIR ONGOING, UM, PERCENTAGE RATE, WHICH WILL REQUIRE A STAFF PERSON TO START TO MAKE SURE WE UP OR HOW THAT REPORTING IS GOING TO BE DONE.

I BELIEVE YOUR QUESTION, RYAN.

YEAH.

I MEAN, I WANT TO FOLLOW UP WITH WHAT BETH SAID, BECAUSE, UM, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT ALTHOUGH MANUAL, UH, ANSWERING THE QUESTION, HOW MANY ANIMALS WENT TO WHICH OUT-OF-STATE SHELTERS AND WHAT CITIES THEY'RE IN AND WHAT'S THEIR NAME IS, IS NOT A BIG TASK.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE THAT WOULD BE PERFECTLY DOABLE WITHIN THE TENANT 10 TO 15 MINUTE BLOCK OF TIME, UM, WITHOUT REQUIRING IT PEOPLE WELL, AND THAT'S WHY EVEN

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IN THE NARRATIVE THAT WE PUT ON WHERE WE'RE TRYING TO PUT THAT IN THERE NOW.

SO LIKE WITH THIS LAST MONTH, WE, WE COMMUNICATED 60, 60 ANIMALS WERE TRANSFERRED TO OUT OF STATE PARTNERS.

AND SO, BUT WITH THE ADDITIONAL ASSET THAT WAS REQUESTED LAST MONTH, THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO START WORKING ON BECAUSE YES, I, YOU KNOW, OTHER THAN JUST SAYING WHAT THE OVERALL NUMBER IS, IF THERE WERE A SPECIFIC, YOU KNOW, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, LIKE WHAT SPECIFIC RESCUES AND WHAT WAS THEIR, THEIR PERCENTAGE RATE.

AND I THINK EVEN THEIR COMMUNITY RATE, I WAS NOT MISTAKEN.

AND SO THAT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE DEER DB, DEEP DIVE, SORRY.

WE ASKED FOR TOO MUCH INFORMATION, BUT IN THE, IN THAT, IN THAT SHORT TERM, IF YOU CAN'T GET IT FROM, UH, THE COMPLICATED INFORMATION, I, I DO THINK JUST AT LEAST KNOWING THE NAME OF THE SHELTER, WHAT CITY THEY'RE IN AND HOW MANY ANIMALS THEY TOOK EACH MONTH WOULD BE PRETTY SIMPLE INFORMATION THAT WOULDN'T REQUIRE AN IT PERSON.

YEAH.

AND WHEN YOU GET THE, WHEN YOU GET THAT BREAKDOWN, AT LEAST ONCE WE SEND THAT TO Y'ALL TOMORROW AS THE BACKUP IT'LL SHOW THE, ALL OUR RESCUES THAT WE TRANSFERRED TO.

AND SO YOU'LL SEE A MIDWEST ANIMALS RESCUE MARS, THAT IS ONE OF OUR OUT-OF-STATE PARTNERS.

AND SO, UM, THE ONLY OTHER THING THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT TRYING TO DO IS HOW TO DECIPHER IT BETWEEN OUT OF STATE VERSUS CAUSE RIGHT NOW IT'S JUST A LIST OF OUR PARTNERS THAT WE'RE TRANSFERRING TO.

AND SO THAT'S SORT OF THE OTHER THING WE GOT TO WORK WITH IT ON, UM, ON THAT.

SO THEY'RE LISTED, IT'S JUST NOT GOING TO HIGHLIGHT WHO'S OUT OF STATE VERSUS WHO'S LOCAL.

UM, IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

YES, KATIE.

YEAH.

I'M ON THE TREE ON THE SUBJECT OF TRANSPORT.

HOW MANY ANIMALS ARE CURRENTLY BEING HELD AT, ON AAC CAMPUS, AWAITING TRANSPORT? UM, CURRENTLY, I DON'T KNOW.

WE HAD A COUPLE THAT WE COULDN'T FIND FOSTER FOR IT.

CAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO.

ANY ANIMALS THAT WE, THAT WE DEFINITELY GET A DEFINITIVE HOLD, LIKE, YES, WE WANT TO TAKE THIS ANIMAL.

WE'RE TRYING TO GET THEM IMMEDIATELY INTO FOSTER.

UM, REALLY, BECAUSE THAT HELPS THE ANIMAL DECOMPRESS, BUT ALSO, YOU KNOW, TO ENSURE THE ANIMAL IS HEALTHY AND, AND, AND, YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY IN THAT TIME BETWEEN ONCE THEY TIED IT AND THEN IT,