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I THINK WE'RE READY

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TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER HERE AT 600 FOR

[CALL TO ORDER]

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION ON APRIL 20TH, 2022 AT 6:00 PM AT 63 10 WILHELMINA DELCO DRIVE, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78 7 5 2.

WE'LL GO THROUGH AND DO ROLL CALL AND, UH, GO FROM THERE.

COMMISSIONER SCOTT COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, COMMISSIONER NICHOLS HERE.

RANDBURG IS HERE.

COMMISSIONER AGGIE.

ARI.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER BRIMER COMMISSIONER OR VICE CHAIR? BEDFORD HERE.

ALL RIGHT.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

NOT ENOUGH TO ROLL.

UM, ALRIGHT, THANK YOU GUYS.

WE'RE GONNA

[1.a. Approval of the April 6, 2022 Environmental Commission Regular Meeting Minutes (5 minutes)]

GO TO THE FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA, WHICH IS TO REVIEW AND, UH, POTENTIALLY APPROVED LAST MEETING'S MINUTES.

IS THERE ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ITEMS OF DISCUSSION ABOUT THE MINUTES? MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

OKAY.

WE GOT A MOTION FROM BEDFORD AND AGGIE AREA.

THAT WAS YOUR SECOND.

IS THAT CORRECT? YES.

THANK YOU.

MA'AM ALL RIGHT.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SAY AYE, OR RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE REMOTE.

AYE.

ALRIGHT.

WE GOT ALL EYES, ALL EYES, ALL EYES ON THAT.

SEVEN ZERO.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT UP TO A, WE'VE GOT

[2.a. 87th State Legislature Update—Brie Franco, City of Austin Intergovernmental Relations Officer (30 minutes)]

A STAFF BRIEFING ON THE, UM, NOT THE 38, BUT THE 87TH LEGISLATURE UPDATE, UM, FROM BRIE FRANCO AND I BELIEVE SHE'S REMOTE.

I AM GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS BREE FRANCO.

I'M THE CITY'S INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS OFFICER, WHICH MEANS I MANAGE THE CITY STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE AGENDAS.

I'M HERE TODAY TO FINALLY GIVE YOU IT A POST-MORTEM ON THE 87TH STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION, AS WELL AS THE SPECIAL SESSIONS THAT WE HAD FOLLOWING IT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, OVERALL THERE WERE ABOUT 7,200 BILLS FILED THIS LAST SESSION, AND THAT STAYED ON TRACK WITH WHAT WAS NORMALLY FILED, UM, OUT OF THOSE 7,200 BILLS THAT MY OFFICE TRACKED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF ALL THE CITY DEPARTMENTS, ABOUT 2200 BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS, MEANING WE ASKED DEPARTMENTS FOR THEIR FEEDBACK AND ANALYSIS OF HOW IT COULD IMPACT CITY SERVICES AND DETERMINED A LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY OF WHETHER TO SUPPORT OR IF WE HAD TO OPPOSE THE LEGISLATION.

UM, ULTIMATELY I WAS AT 7,100 BILLS, ONLY 15% OF THE BILLS THAT WERE FILED ULTIMATELY PASSED.

THAT'S ACTUALLY A REDUCTION OF THE PASSAGE RATE OF 5% FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONS, PRETTY SIGNIFICANT.

UM, WE DON'T KNOW IF THAT WAS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS WINTER STORM URI THAT THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION OFF FOR ABOUT A MONTH.

UM, MAYBE THAT SLOWED THE BILL PASSAGE A MOUNTAIN DOWN.

UM, I DON'T KNOW.

WE'LL SEE IF THIS TREND CONTINUES FOR NEXT SESSION.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

NEC, THERE WE GO.

UM, AFTER THE REGULAR SESSION, THERE WERE THREE CALLED SPECIAL SESSIONS.

UM, IT FELT LIKE THEY WEREN'T GOING TO EVER END AND THANKFULLY THEY DID, THEY WERE LARGELY BECAUSE THE S THE LEGISLATURE DID NOT RECEIVE THE CENSUS NUMBERS IN TIME TO DO REDISTRICTING THAT DID NOT STOP THEM THOUGH, FROM ADDING OTHER ITEMS TO THE CALL.

SO, AS YOU GUYS KNOW, THERE WAS ALSO LEGISLATION RELATED TO VOTING AND HOW MELLON BALLOTS ARE DONE.

UM, THAT REECE HAS RECEIVED A LOT OF ATTENTION IN RECENT ELECTIONS, UM, AND OTHER ISSUES THAT ALSO, UM, WERE PUT ON THE CALL, THE LAST SESSION WAS CALLED AND IN OCTOBER.

UM, AND THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY SENSE.

SO I WE'RE NOW ENDING WHAT WE OFFICIALLY CALL THE INTERIM PHASE.

AND I'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT MORE AT THE END OF THE PRESENTATION.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, SO THESE ARE SOME OF THE BILLS THAT WERE NEGATIVE, THAT PASSED FOR THE CITY.

YOU WON'T BE SURPRISED BY SOME OF THESE TOPICS.

THEY RECEIVED A LOT OF ATTENTION IN THE MEDIA RELATED TO THAT.

NOW CITIES HAVE TO ALWAYS FUND POLICE DEPARTMENTS, AT LEAST AT THE SAME LEVEL, THEY FUNDED THEM.

IT AT, IN THE YEAR PRIOR, YOU CAN NEVER GO DOWN.

YOU CAN ONLY STAY AT THE SAME LEVEL OR GO UP.

THERE WAS ALSO THE CAMPING BAN, UH, WHICH AFFECTS OUR HOMELESS POPULATION.

UM, AND THEN WE WENT FROM JUST BEING, UM, WE WENT TO A PERMANENT LIST, CARRY STATE.

YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO GET A PERMIT TO HAVE A HANDGUN.

UM, THAT WAS SIGNIFICANT.

AND THEY ALSO PASSED A BILL SAYING THAT STATE

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AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES COULD NOT ENGAGE IN CONTRACTS WITH OTHER ENTITIES THAT HAVE A FIREARM BOYCOTT.

SO WHO WOULD THAT BE? BANK OF AMERICA ACTUALLY WAS CALLED.

THEY CONSIDERED TO HAVE A FIREARM BOYCOTT.

THE CITY ACTUALLY DOES DO BANKING SERVICES WITH BANK OF AMERICA AND CAN NO LONGER DO IT WITH THEM.

I SHARE THIS LEGISLATION.

YOU'LL SEE ANOTHER ONE, I THINK A LITTLE BIT FURTHER DOWN RELATED TO THE STATE, ALLOWING CONTRACTS WITH ENTITIES THAT HAVE FOSSIL FUEL OR PROHIBITING CONTRACTS OF ENTITIES THAT HAVE FOSSIL FUEL BANDS AS THIS IS A NEW ITERATION OF LEGISLATION THAT WE'RE SEEING THAT TAKES THESE SUBJECT MATTERS AND NOW PROHIBITS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS WITH THEM BASED ON THAT SUBJECT MATTER.

UH, THE FOSSIL FUEL THAT DOES NOT APPLY TO CITIES, IT ONLY APPLIES TO STATE, BUT THERE WAS RECENT ATTENTION IN THE MEDIA ABOUT THE COMPTROLLER CONTACTING A NUMBER OF, UM, UH, ENTITIES RELATED TO THE INVESTMENT THAT THE STATE HAS IN HIS RETIREMENT PLANS AND HOW THAT RELATES TO FOSSIL FUEL BANS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THEY, WE DID PASS SOME BILLS.

UH, IT'S SURPRISINGLY.

SO I GUESS OUT OF THAT 15% PASSAGE, WE GOT ACTUALLY THREE BILLS PASS FOR THE CITY, WHICH WAS PRETTY REMARKABLE.

WE DID A REFORMED OUR PENSION BILL, OUR PENSION PLAN FOR OUR POLICE TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT BENEFIT WILL BE THERE FOR THEM WHEN THEY RETIRE.

UM, WE DID THAT IN COORDINATION WITH THE AUSTIN POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

WE PASSED A BILL THAT, THAT UPDATED THE CODE RIGHT NOW.

CITIES CAN ISSUE DEBT FOR HARDWARE SERVICES RELATED TO COMPUTERS.

SO THINK OF LARGE SERVERS, BUT NOT FOR CLOUD COMPUTING PLATFORMS. WE CAN DO THAT NOW.

AND WE WORKED WITH THE CITY OF HOUSTON ON A LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT, MEDICAID BILL THAT ALLOWS OUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS LIKE AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH TO BE REIMBURSED AND BE A PROVIDER, MORE OF CERTAIN MEDICAID SERVICES.

AND SO THIS WILL HELP CERTAIN PROGRAMS RELATED TO PREGNANT WOMEN, PEOPLE WITH DIABETES AND SO FORTH.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THERE WERE A NUMBER OF BILLS THAT WOULD HAVE, UH, NEGATIVELY AFFECTED THE CITY THAT DIDN'T PASS.

SO THAT WAS A POSITIVE RESULT FOR THE CITY.

UM, YOU'LL SEE THAT MIDDLE ROW.

I'M JUST GONNA SKIP THE TOP ROW FOR A SEC, CAUSE THIS IS THE MIDDLE ROW IS, DOES SANITATION DOES ANNEXATION DOES ANNEXATION.

THOSE ARE THREE SEPARATE COMMUNITIES THAT TRIED TO FILE BILLS TO DIS ANNEX FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

THE ONE THAT WILL BE MOST FAMILIAR TO YOU ALL IS THE LAKE AUSTIN PROPERTIES THAT WERE FOUND TO BE UNDER AN ORDINANCE FROM LONG AGO.

THAT FOR SOME REASON, ALLOWED THEM TO BE IN THE CITY LIMITS, BUT NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR CITY TAXES LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE DOES.

UM, THEY FILED A BILL SO THEY COULD CONTINUE TO NOT HAVE TO PAY CITY TAXES.

AND SO ALL OF THESE COMMUNITIES TRY TO ALONG THOSE SAME EFFORTS, UM, AT THE TOP, YOU'RE NOT SURPRISED TO SEE THE AUSTIN ENERGY BILL THERE'S REGULAR ATTEMPTS TO DEREGULATE AUSTIN ENERGY.

AUSTIN ENERGY IS COURSE FOR THE CITY.

THE GREATEST TOOL WE HAVE AVAILABLE, UH, RE IN REGARDS TO CARBON EMISSIONS AND SO FORTH AND USING MORE, UM, SOLAR INITIATIVES AND SO AND SO FORTH FOR UTILITY USE.

UM, SUPER PREEMPTION IS, UH, AN EFFORT THAT IT HAS BEEN PRETTY HOT IN THE LAST THREE SESSIONS.

IT BASICALLY IS AN END RUN AROUND HOME RULE MUNICIPALITIES.

IT SAYS THAT BASICALLY MAKE CITIES LIKE COUNTIES AND WOULD REQUIRE US TO GO TO THE LEGISLATURE FOR AUTHORITY TO LEGISLATE IN CERTAIN AREAS.

IT WOULDN'T ALLOW US TO HAVE THE HOME RULE AUTHORITY.

IT WOULD SAY, UNLESS IT ALREADY YOU'RE ALLOWED TO DO IT IN LAW, YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO LEGISLATE IN THESE OTHER AREAS.

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY SAYS THAT CITIES ALL LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY.

SO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, COUNTIES, CITIES, UH, CENTRAL HUB, I MEAN HEALTH DISTRICTS, COMMUNITY COLLEGES COULD NO LONGER HAVE LOBBYISTS.

UM, I DO HAVE A TEAM OF STATE AND THERE IS A FEDERAL LOBBY TEAM THAT ASSISTS ME WITH ALL THESE EFFORTS AT THE STATE LEVEL.

THERE'S 181 MEMBERS.

IT'S A FIVE MONTH SESSION.

I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW THAT JOB WOULD BE DONE WITHOUT THE HELP OF A LOBBY TEAM TO, UH, TO CARRY OUR MESSAGES FORWARD AND ADDRESS THE ISSUES WE HAVE.

THERE ALSO WAS AN EFFORT.

THE NOISE ORDINANCE PREEMPTION BILL WAS FILED BY SOME BAR OWNERS IN AUSTIN THAT WOULD HAVE TAKEN THIS JUSTICE CITY OF AUSTIN'S NOISE ORDINANCE, TAKING IT TO THE MAXIMUM LEVEL SET BY STATE AND SAY THAT BARS ALL OVER THE CITY COULD OPERATE AT THE HIGHEST DECIBEL ALLOWED OF 85 DECIBELS FROM 10, 8, 10 AM TO 2:00 AM EVERY NIGHT.

UM, THINK REPRESENTATIVE GINA, EMAIL JOSE, IF YOU SEE HER FOR STOPPING AND KILLING THAT BILL.

SO, AND IN FACT, I WILL NOTE THAT OUR STATE DELEGATION DID A REMARKABLE JOB AND LIFT ON ALL OF THESE BILLS TO STOP THEM FROM HARMING THE CITY AND OUR CONSTITUENTS.

UM, EMPLOYMENT PREEMPTION IS ABOUT FAIR CHANCE HIRING.

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IT'S ALSO ABOUT, UM, PAID SICK LEAVE INITIATIVES AND OUR NON-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE.

AND I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE SEEN IN THE MEDIA, WE'LL SEE A LOT OF THAT COME BACK NEXT SESSION, UM, AND HOUSING HOMELESS HOUSING THAT HAD TO DO WITH CONVERTING HOTELS TO BE USED TO HOUSE THE HOMELESS, UM, THAT BILL WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY PREVENTED US FROM DOING THAT.

SO WE HAD TO STOP MULTIPLE EFFORTS ON, ON ISSUES RELATED TO THE POPULATION EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, THERE WAS SOME BILLS THAT FAILED THAT WERE, THESE ARE SOME MORE POSITIVE OUTCOME BILLS.

I THINK THE ONE THAT'S MOST SIGNIFICANT FOR THIS GROUP IS THAT ETJ REGULATION BILL, UH, BECAUSE THAT IS THE, ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS WE REGULATE IN OUR ETJ OR EXTRA TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION, AS YOU ALL KNOW THE AREA OUTSIDE OF OUR CITY LIMITS, WHERE WE HAVE SOME REGULATORY AUTHORITY AND THE BIGGEST RESOURCE WE REGULATE IS OUR WATER.

WE'RE CONTINUING TO SEE EFFORTS ATTACKING THAT.

I WILL SHARE WITH YOU AN INTERIM CHARGE AND A LITTLE BIT THAT SAYS, WHY SHOULD WE EVEN HAVE ETJ REGULATION SINCE CITIES ARE NO LONGER REALLY ALLOWED TO ANNEX ANYMORE? ALTHOUGH WE DO STILL ANNEX, THERE ARE STILL PROPERTY OWNERS THAT COME TO US AND WANT THE ANNEXATION.

IF WE CAN NO LONGER ANNEX WITHOUT PROPERTIES, OWNERS CONSENT, THAT'S CORRECT, BUT THIS IS THE NEXT ITERATION.

AND I'D ALREADY PREDICTED THIS WHEN THE ANNEXATION BILL PASSED THAT WE WOULD BE HERE OF TRYING TO PRESERVE THE RIGHT TO REGULATE IN OUR 80 DAY.

AND LIKE I SAID, THE BIGGEST AREA WHERE THIS IS GOING TO BE HARMFUL FOR US IS RELATING TO PRESERVING THAT WATER QUALITY.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL SIDE TO GET, I TALKED ABOUT THAT NO STATE CONTRACTS, FOSSIL FUEL BILL ALREADY.

UH, SO THAT WAS SB 13.

THERE WAS GAS PREEMPTION BILL.

THIS WAS HB 17 BY DESERT TAIL.

WHO'S A DEMOCRAT THAT PASSED WITH BROAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT, BASICALLY SAYING THAT CDS COULDN'T CREATE PROGRAMS THAT FAVOR OR DE INCENTIVIZE WE CAN INCENTIVIZE, BUT WE CAN'T PROHIBIT, UM, A CERTAIN GAS USE.

UM, AND SO THAT'S WHAT THAT BILL DID.

IT GOT A LOT OF IT GOT AN EXTRA LEFT AFTER WINTER STORM URI.

SO WHEN WINTER STORM URI HIT THIS BILL, WHICH WAS NOT A PRIORITY AND THE SPEAKER SHOT INTO THE TOP 20 FOR HIM TO BECOME A PRIORITY FOR HIM.

UM, AND THEN THERE WAS ALSO, UH, UH, ACTUALLY A GOOD BILL RELATED TO THE TEXAS PARKS, UH, WATER DEPARTMENT AND WATER TRUST.

UM, LET ME SEE WHAT MY NOTES SAY ON THAT BILL.

CAUSE I AM ACTUALLY DRAWING A BLANK IF YOU CAN HOLD FOR ME ONE SECOND.

IT RESTORES THE TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT ROLE IN SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT THROUGH THE TEXAS WATER TRUST AND DIRECTS THE TEXAS PARKS AND WATER, UH, WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN EXPEND EXPANDING THE USE OF THE EXISTING TEXAS WATER TRUST TO PRESERVE IN STREAM FLOWS IN THE STATE'S RIVER AND FRESHWATER INFLOWS.

SO THAT'S GOOD.

LUCKILY WE STILL HAVE AT THE STATE, THOSE WHO DO CARE ABOUT WATER QUALITY, UM, TRACY, KING'S A DEMOCRAT, BUT I, YOU KNOW, IT'S GOOD TO SEE EFFORTS LIKE THAT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, BILLS THAT WERE GOOD AND BAD THAT, UH, FAILED TO PASS, UH, ZWIENER REPRESENTS WIENER.

WHO'S JUST SOUTH OF US AND IS ACTUALLY AN EXCELLENT, UM, ADVOCATE AND WHAT I WOULD CALL THE GREATER AUSTIN AREA, UM, FILE THE BILL THAT WOULD HAVE INCREASED PENALTIES AT TCEQ AND ESPECIALLY FOR REPEAT OFFENDERS THAT GOT KILLED IN CALENDARS.

THERE WAS ANOTHER BILL RELATED TO GAS PREEMPTION.

AND LET ME LOOK AT MY NOTES REAL QUICK TO GIVE YOU MORE DETAILS ON THIS ONE, THAT BY DEAN AND THAT WAS KILLED BY A POINT OF ORDER BY REPRESENTATIVES WIENER.

SO SEE HER WORKING THERE ON BOTH SIDES AND SHE HAS BECOME VERY SKILLED AT THAT.

I WILL SAY IT WOULD HAVE, UM, BEEN A PROHIBITION ON THE CITY REGULATION OF GAS APPLIANCES.

SO WHETHER WE CAN DETER, UH, DETERMINE WHAT TYPES OF APPLIANCES ARE USED AGAIN, THEY'RE ALREADY, YOU KNOW, REVVING UP FOR THAT.

UH, RUSSLYNN GOODWIN AND, AND SENATOR ECKHART, BOTH MEMBERS OF THE AUSTIN DELEGATION FILED A BILL THAT WOULD HAVE CREATED THE OFFICE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE THAT NEVER RECEIVED A HEARING.

UM, THERE WAS A BILL RELATED TO GREENHOUSE GAS REGULATION, PREEMPTION, AND AGAIN, IT HAD THIS, THEY'RE USING THIS BROAD LANGUAGE THAT SAYS WHETHER IT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IMPACTS AND THAT INDIRECTLY IMPACTS DRIVES ME AS AN ATTORNEY.

CAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS AND WHAT THAT MEANS WE SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT BE DOING, BUT THAT BILL WOULD HAVE DONE THAT.

AND THEN THERE WAS A BILL BY LAND

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GRAPH THAT WAS RELATED TO, UM, THIS PALLET HE'S TAKING, UM, POSITIONS AND PIPELINE SUITS THAT ACTUALLY WOULD HAVE AFFECTED OUR REGULATION OF BARTON SPRINGS.

THAT WAS ACTUALLY UNINTENTIONAL ON HIS PART.

THANKFULLY HE LISTENED TO OUR THEN CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL, UH, OFFICER, UM, CHRIS ON THAT ISSUE AND HE FIXED THE BILL FOR US IN COMMITTEE.

THE BILL DIDN'T GO ANYWHERE, BUT IF IT HAD PASSED IN THAT FORM, IT WOULD NOT HAVE AFFECTED BARTON SPRINGS, BUT IT WOULD, IT WOULD HAVE ESSENTIALLY IMPACTED OUR ABILITY TO OPERATE IT AND REGULATE IT.

AND I WAS SCARED TO HAVE US THAT I WAS GOING TO HAVE A SESSION THAT SAID WE HAD TO SHUT DOWN BARTON SPRINGS.

AND I THINK THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE END OF ME.

SO, BUT THANKFULLY THAT DID NOT HAPPEN.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, THIS NEXT SESSION WE'RE ALREADY GETTING READY.

I'M REGULARLY MEETING WITH MY STAFF.

I'M PREPARING, UM, WE'RE GOING TO SEE A HUGE NUMBER OF CHANGES, BUT LARGELY IN THE MEMBERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP LIVES USUALLY HAPPENS AFTER REDISTRICTING, BUT THERE HAVE BEEN A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF RETIREMENTS BEYOND REDISTRICT DEED.

UM, WE'RE LOOKING AT POTENTIALLY 40 NEW MEMBERS IN THE HOUSE.

I THINK THAT WILL BE THE LARGEST FRESHMAN CLASS IN THE HOUSE THAT I KNOW OF.

UM, IT'LL DEFINITELY BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THAT IMPACTS HOUSE OPERATIONS.

NEXT SESSION, OUR OWN DELEGATION IS GOING TO HAVE NEW MEMBERS.

UH, REPRESENTATIVE RODRIGUEZ IS NO LONGER GOING TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELEGATION.

UM, AND HE WILL SEE WHO LIKELY IT'LL BE REPRESENTATIVE FLOORS.

LULU FLORIDA IS REPLACING HIM ASSUMING THE REPUBLICAN DOESN'T WIN IN THAT DEMOCRATIC STRONGHOLD.

UM, AND WE HAVE ONE OTHER CHANGE THAT I'M TRYING TO REMEMBER RIGHT NOW AND OUR DELEGATE, OH, REPRESENTS ELLIOT.

ISRAEL WILL NO LONGER BE A MEMBER OF OUR DELEGATION AND REPRESENTATIVE JAMES TAYLOR RICO IS NOW PREDICTED TO BE THE LIKELY WINNER OF WINNING THAT RACE.

ALTHOUGH, YOU KNOW, YOU NEVER KNOW, BUT, UM, BASED ON, UH, ELECTION RECORDS, I, I WOULD BE WILLING TO BET ANYONE ON THAT ONE IF THEY WANT TO TAKE ME ON THAT BET.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO WE HAVE A NUMBER OF INTERIM CHARGES.

WE ARE TRACKING RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.

UM, THESE ARE ALL THE COMMITTEES THEY'RE IN AND THE VARIOUS THINGS THEY HAVE TO DO WITH, JUST TO CLARIFY THE CLEANUP BILL THAT'S ABOUT FUNDING APPROPRIATED IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE ACT FOR CLEANUPS IS NOT TO CLEAN UP THE BILL.

SO JUST TO MAKE SURE, BUT THAT'S WHAT THAT BUILDS OUT.

SO WE WILL BE TRACKING ALL OF THESE AND SEEING WHERE THEY GO.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THE HAIR SOME MORE.

SO A LOT OF ISSUES, WATER WILL BE BIG AND UPFRONT AS IT ALWAYS IS, BUT I DO SEE THE LEGISLATURE FOCUSING ON THAT EVEN MORE THIS SESSION, NEXT SLIDE.

AND THAT'S IT FOR MY PRESENTATION.

AND I'M HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, COMMISSIONERS, UH, MAYBE REMOTE COMMISSIONERS.

DO YOU GUYS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? PAM COMMISSIONER ARI.

OKAY.

HAVING SEEN NONE.

UM, BREMMER, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMING NICKELS? WE NEED ONE.

I JUST HAD ONE QUESTION.

UM, I WAS KIND OF CURIOUS IF THERE WAS ANY NEWS ABOUT LIKE THE FEDERAL COVID MONEY THAT WAS SENT TO EACH STATE.

LIKE IF THERE WAS ANY NEWS OF IF THAT MONEY WAS EVER USED BY THE GOVERNOR OR LIKE KIND OF DISPENSED TO KIND OF HELP THE CITY? UM, NO, NO, NONE OF THAT, NONE OF THAT MONEY WILL BE USED TOWARDS CITY EFFORTS.

I WOULD HAVE TO FOLLOW UP AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO FOLLOW UP BY EMAIL TO KIND OF BREAK THAT DOWN, HOW THEY'RE USING THAT MONEY.

UM, OF COURSE A LOT OF THAT MONEY FOR THEMSELVES GOES TOWARDS THEIR OWN COVID EFFORTS.

WE WORK A LOT WITH, YOU KNOW, TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN, UH, HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND TAKE TETUM RELATED TO COVERT EFFORTS AND VACCINE DISTRIBUTION AND SO FORTH.

UM, BUT A LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY WENT TO OTHER EFFORTS AND WE DO HAVE SOME INFORMATION ON THAT THAT I CAN SHARE.

I THINK THEY STILL HAVE A LARGE CHUNK ON SPENT THAT MIGHT GO, THAT THEY'RE CONSIDERING TO PUT TOWARDS PROPERTY TAX BREAKS.

I JUST DON'T KNOW FOR WHO OR FOR HOW OR HOW.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

BUT THEY'RE VERY LITTLE, BUT NOTHING IN WHAT THEY DID, WOULDN'T BE IN COORDINATION WITH CITIES OR REALLY GOING TO CITIES.

OKAY.

SO I'LL FOLLOW UP WITH AN EMAIL WITH MORE DETAILS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND THEN I ONLY, I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE TO ASK THIS QUESTION EVERY TIME AND MAYBE IT

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WAS COVERED IN SOME OF THE ETJ COMPONENTS, BUT WAS THERE ANY, UM, CHANGES TO TREE ORDINANCE, UH, ELEMENTS AND OR ARE YOU SEEING OR HEARING ANYTHING ON FOR THE 88TH LODGE ON THAT? NO, SO FAR NOW, UM, I DID WORK ON THAT WHEN IT DID HAPPEN TWO SESSIONS AGO, I THINK, YOU KNOW? UM, BUT NO, AND I CHICKEN, IT RARELY BEFORE EACH SESSION WITH THE HOME BUILDERS TO FIND OUT WHETHER THEY PLAN TO DO ANYTHING OR NOT.

SO IT'S ALWAYS ON MY RADAR, BUT FOR THAT ISSUE, WE PUBLISHED A DOCUMENT WITH ALL THE CITIES IN TEXAS THAT HAVE TREE ORDINANCES AND IT REALLY SURPRISED THE MEMBERS.

I FEEL LIKE THERE WERE 200 JURISDICTIONS THAT WE FOUND AS TWO YEARS AGO THAT HAD ORDINANCES THAT THEY JUST WEREN'T AWARE OF.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND THEN I GUESS THE IDIOT LEDGE IS IN JANUARY COMING UP.

I MEAN IT'S RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.

WOW.

UM, OKAY.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'LL HOPEFULLY COME BACK BEFORE THE NEXT SESSION TO KIND OF GIVE YOU A PREVIEW OF WHAT WE'RE SEEING HEAD TOWARDS THAT, YOU KNOW, AS WE GET CLOSER, WE GET A BETTER SENSE.

AND THEN DURING SESSION FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE NEW, I T I SEND OUT UPDATES TO THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS REGULARLY PROVIDING, UM, UPDATES ON WHAT IS GOING ON FOR THE CITY DURING THE SESSION.

SO THANK YOU ALL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

UH, GETTING TO US, UH, OR GETTING A SPOT ON OUR, ON OUR AGENDA.

I APPRECIATE IT.

NO PROBLEM.

THANKS.

HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

BYE-BYE YOU TOO.

BYE.

ALL RIGHT.

I'M MOVING FORWARD TO

[3.a. Name: Dalfen Industrial, SP-2020-0407D Applicant: Hollis Scheffler, Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers, Inc. Location: 6106 Ross Rd, Del Valle, Texas 78617 Council District: Not Applicable Staff: Pamela Abee-Taulli, Environmental Program Coordinator, Development Services Department Watershed: Onion Creek Watershed, Suburban Classification, Desired Development Zone Requests: Variance requests are as follows: 1. Request to vary from LDC 25-8-341 to allow cut to 17 feet. 2. Request to vary from LDC 25-8-342 to allow fill to 18 feet. 3. Request to vary from LDC 25-8-301 to allow construction of a driveway on a slope with a gradient exceeding 15 percent. Staff Recommendation: Staff recommended with conditions (30 minutes)]

THREE A I'M STARTING THE PUBLIC HEARINGS, UM, WITH DELFIN INDUSTRIAL S P 2020 DASH 0 4 0 7 D.

APPLICANT IS POLISH SCHEFFLER AND CHECK CHECKO COKE CONSULTING ENGINEERS.

I GET IT RIGHT.

WOW.

OKAY.

IT MIGHT DROP, UM, UH, LOCATIONS, 61 0 6 ROSS ROAD, DEL VALLEY DEL VALLEY, TEXAS 7 8 6 1 7.

AND I'M THINKING, PAMELA, YOU'RE GOING TO START WITH A PRESENTATION.

IS THAT RIGHT? YES.

EXCUSE ME.

YES, I AM.

THANK YOU.

MA'AM UH, THAT'S.

THAT IS THEIR PRESENTATION.

YOU SHOULD HAVE MY PRESENTATION ALSO.

MINE'S GRAY AND HAS MY NAME ON IT.

YEAH, THE COVER SLIDES GRAY.

WE BOUGHT IF NEED BE, I CAN SHARE MY SCREEN AND THAT ONE.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

JUST GIVE ME TWO SECONDS COMMISSIONERS THING.

THERE WE GO.

THANK YOU.

AND AGAIN, UH, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

UM, SO THERE'S THOSE FOR DOLPHIN INDUSTRIAL AT 61 0 6 ROSS ROAD, SP 20 20 0 4 0 7 D I AM PAMELA AB TALI ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR WITH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE SITE IS LOCATED IN EAST AUSTIN, UH, RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF THE, UH, UM, FULL PURPOSE JURISDICTION.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND I, I PUT IN AN EXTRA MAP AS ONE HAS THE, UH, THE STREETS, SO YOU CAN SEE IT.

IT'S RIGHT OFF OF, UH, STATE HIGHWAY ONE 30 EAST OF THE AIRPORT.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THIS IS AN ONION CREEK WATERSHED.

IT'S CLASSIFIED AS A SUBURBAN WATER, WHICH IS A SUBURBAN WATER SHED.

UM, IT'S IN THE DESIRE DEVELOPMENT ZONE, IT'S IN THE EXTRA TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION IN TRAVIS COUNTY.

IT HAS A CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE, WHICH IS, UM, YEAH, IT COULD HAVE A LOT QUALITY ZONE AND, UH, THERE IS NO COUNCIL DISTRICT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE, UH, IT'S AN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ON A 91 ACRE SITE.

THERE ARE TWO WAREHOUSE BUILDINGS, DRAINAGE AND WATER QUALITY AND, UH, THE PARKING TO ACCOMMODATE THE, UM, WAREHOUSES CAR PARKING TO ACCOMMODATE THE WAREHOUSE.

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UH, PEOPLE WHO WORK THERE, UM, NO DEVELOPMENT IS PROPOSED IN THE CRITICAL WATER QUALITIES.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THERE ARE THREE VARIANCE REQUESTS.

ONE IS TO VARY FROM 25 8 3 41 CUT REQUIREMENTS TO ALLOW CUT ALL THE WAY TO 17 FEET.

THE SECOND IS TO VARY FROM 25 8 3 42 FILL REQUIREMENTS TO FILL TO 18 FEET.

AND THE THIRD IS TO VARY FROM 25 8 3 0 1, WHICH PROHIBITS CONSTRUCTION OF A ROADWAY OR A DRIVEWAY ON A SLOPE WITH A GRADIENT OF MORE THAN 15% UNLESS CERTAIN CONDITIONS ARE MET.

AND, UH, SO WE HAVE A VARIANCE TO ALLOW THAT DRIVEWAY ON A SLOPE OF THE GRADIENT EXCEEDING 15%.

NEXT SLIDE, JUST START WITH THE TWO REQUESTS, VARIOUS REQUESTS CONCERNING GRADING, THE CUT AND THE FILL.

THIS IS THE GRADING EXHIBIT.

THE DARK GREEN IS YOUR FILL TO 18 FEET, DARK RED CUT TO 17 FEET.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE SITE, THERE ARE CONSTRAINTS ON THE SITE THAT LEADS TO THIS, UH, TO THESE VARIOUS REQUESTS.

ONE IS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR TRUCK MANEUVERABILITY AND LOADING DOCK ELEVATIONS.

WHEN YOU HAVE WAREHOUSES, YOU HAVE TO HAVE CERTAIN ELEVATIONS TO, IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE TRUCKS TO LOAD AND UNLOAD.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ANOTHER CONSTRAINT ON THIS SITE IS THE EXISTENCE OF A HEADWALL OVER IN THE, UH, THE ACCESS ROADS AT ONE 30 THERE, MORRIS CROSSING BOULEVARD.

UM, THERE'S A, UH, THE HEADWALL CONSISTS OF FIVE, FIVE BY SIX BOX CULVERTS, AND IT CONVEYS STORMWATER FROM THE SITES, UH, UNDER THE ROAD.

AND SO THE WHOLE SITE HAS TO DRAIN TO THAT EXISTING BOX COLORED OR SET OF BOX CULVERTS, WHICH OF COURSE CONSTRAINTS THE ELEVATIONS AT WHICH THINGS CAN BE BUILT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE OTHER CONSTRAINT FOR GRADING ON THIS SITE IS, UH, AS YOU CAN SEE THIS KIND OF RIM ON THE, UH, STARTING AT THE WEST, KIND OF NORTHWEST AND SWOOPING AROUND TO THE, UH, SOUTHEAST, THERE THERE'S A RIDGE THAT VARIES FROM 38 TO 16 FEET.

UM, AND SO, UH, MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO HAVE THE LARGE WAREHOUSE STRUCTURES WITHOUT CUTTING INTO THAT NEXT, LIKE THE THIRD VARIANCE REQUEST IS FOR THE DRIVEWAY ON A SLOPE WITH A GRADIENT EXCEEDING 15%.

THIS EXHIBIT IS, UH, SHOWS YOU THE SLOPES.

AND, UM, AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE ARE, THERE'S A LITTLE RANGE AND YOU CAN SEE EXACTLY WHERE THAT, UH, LINE THAT THAT SLOPE IS THAT I POINTED OUT WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT THE ELEVATIONS.

LAST SLIDE.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, YOU MIGHT NOTICE THAT THERE IS MORE THAN ONE DRIVEWAY ON THESE SLOPES, BUT THE, UH, REGULATIONS REGARDING ROADS ON SLOPES DO ALLOW ROADS TO CROSS THE SLOPES IF IT'S THE PRIMARY ACCESS TO THE SITE.

AND, UH, SO THIS HAS, UM, UH, ACCESS, UH, TO THE, LET'S SAY, PLAN NORTH AND PLAN SOUTH ON HERE, THE NORTH AND SOUTH PARTS OF THE, OF THE DRAWING, THE DRIVEWAY THAT REQUIRES THE VARIANCE IS THAT ONE IN THE MIDDLE THERE, WHICH DOES NOT PROVIDE PRIMARY ACCESS, BUT IS NEEDED TO GET TO THE PARKING SPACES THERE.

UM, I WILL SAY THAT THE REASON THAT YOU NEED A ROAD TO GET TO THOSE PARKING SPACES IS BECAUSE THE DRIVEWAY CONNECTIONS AND PARKING SPACES THAT WERE ON THAT WERE JUST SOUTH OF THERE.

I DON'T HAVE A POINTER, BUT ANYWAY, JUST SOUTH OF THERE ON THE, UM, ON THAT RIDGE, THOSE WERE ALL REMOVED IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF VARIANCES NEEDED TO REDUCE THE, UM, THE AMOUNT OF BUILDING ON SLOPES.

AND SO, BUT THAT DIDN'T LEAVE IT NEEDING ONE LITTLE DRIVEWAY TO GET TO THESE PARKING SPACES.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, SO THE CONSTRAINT FOR THE DRIVEWAY, UM, UH, GETTING BACK TO THIS LITTLE,

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THIS RIDGE, UH, OUT OF 92 ACRES ON THE SITE, THERE ARE ONLY FIVE ACRES AND HAVE A GREAT OVER 15%.

SO IT'S, IT'S A NARROW STRIP HERE, BUT IT DOES HAVE TO BE NEGOTIATED, BUT THAT'S ONE OF THE SITE CONSTRAINTS THAT LEADS TO THESE VARIANCES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, STOP RECOMMENDS THESE VARIANCES BECAUSE SIMILAR VARIANCES HAVE BEEN GRANTED FOR PROJECTS WITH SIMILAR CODE REQUIREMENTS.

ALSO, THE VARIANCE IS NECESSITATED BY TOPOGRAPHIC FEATURES AND NOT BY DESIGN CHOICE.

THE VARIANCE IS THE MINIMUM DEVIATION FROM CODE AND IS UNLIKELY TO RESULT IN HARMFUL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES AND WATER QUALITY WILL BE EQUAL TO WATER QUALITY WITHOUT THE VARIANCE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

VARIOUS CONDITIONS WE DO HAVE, UH, FOUR CONDITIONS.

ONE IS THAT THE APPLICANT WILL PROVIDE A LANDSCAPE PLAN WITH NATIVE AND ADAPTED TREES, SHRUBS, AND GRASSES TO BE PLANTED IN THE PARKING AREAS, EVEN THOUGH A LANDSCAPE PLAN IS NOT REQUIRED IN THE CITY'S EXTRA TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.

ARE YOU TJ ALSO? UM, I SKIPPED ONE, SORRY.

A TREE SHADED OUTDOOR SEATING AREA WILL BE PROVIDED TO ENCOURAGE EMPLOYEES TO TAKE BREAKS ON SITE RATHER THAN DRIVING TO ANOTHER LOCATION.

WE HOPE THAT WILL MAYBE SAVE A LITTLE GASOLINE AND A LITTLE BIT OF OUR AIR.

UM, PRIESTS OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OUTSIDE OF THE LIMITS OF CONSTRUCTION WILL BE PRESERVED EVEN THOUGH TREE PRESERVATION IS NOT REQUIRED IN THE ETJ AND ALL CUTS AND FILL OVER EIGHT FEET WILL BE TERRORIST OR CONTAINED WITH ENGINEERING ENGINEERED, RETAINING WALLS.

STABILITY.

NEXT SLIDE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO TAKE QUESTIONS OR, UH, LET THE APPLICANT GO AHEAD AND MAKE THEIR PRESENTATION.

DO WE HAVE A PRESENTATION FROM THE APPLICANT? YEAH, LET'S GO AHEAD AND HEAR THAT PRESENTATION ALSO.

AND THEN, UM, WE'LL GO AROUND AND HAVE QUESTIONS FOR BOTH OF YOU GUYS.

THANK YOU, PAMELA SHOULD, SHOULD BE, UH, IT SHOULD BE A GREEN LIGHT ON WHEN THAT MIKE'S ON.

IT MAY NOT BE ON YET.

NOT YET.

YOU SHOULD SEE A LITTLE GREEN LIGHT WHEN IT COMES ON.

WOULD YOU MIND USING THE TABLE THERE THAT MIKE YOU'VE MAYBE BEEN PULLED OVER OR YOU CAN JUST SIT DOWN, SORRY ABOUT THAT.

OTHERWISE, OUR REMOTE FOLKS WON'T BE ABLE TO HEAR IS THAT BETTER? PERFECT.

SORRY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO MY NAME IS CLAYTON STROLLER.

I'M WITH PACHECO COAT CONSULTING ENGINEERS AS WELL.

UH, I'M ASSISTING HOLLIS, UH, SCHAEFFLER ON THIS PROJECT.

SO PAMELA DID A GREAT JOB AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE TODAY AND ALLOWING US TO GIVE A PRESENTATION ON THIS PROJECT AS WELL.

SO I JUST WANTED TO ADD A COUPLE THINGS TO THE PRESENTATION AND GIVE JUST A SMALL LITTLE BACKGROUND ON THE PROJECT.

I PROMISE I WON'T TAKE UP TOO MUCH OF EVERYBODY'S.

YOU'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO SAY ADVANCED SLIDE AND SLIDE.

YEAH, SORRY.

NO, YOU'RE GOOD.

UM, SO JUST TO GIVE A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON THE CURRENT INDUSTRIAL DEMAND THAT THAT'S IN THE MARKET, UM, AS YOU GUYS KNOW, YOU'VE PROBABLY BEEN SEEING MORE AND MORE OF THIS PRODUCT TYPE GOING UP AROUND THE, THE METROPLEX, IF YOU WILL, UM, WITH EVERYBODY THAT'S MOVING HERE, UM, THAT JUST CAUSES AN INCREASE OF THAT DEMAND, UM, WITH COVID AND ONLINE SHOPPING AND OTHER THINGS LIKE THAT.

UM, THIS PRODUCT TYPE HAS JUST SKYROCKETED IN, IN DEMAND AND IN, UM, AUSTIN HAS HISTORICALLY NOT BEEN A MARKET FOR THIS, BUT WITH ALL THE POPULATION NUMBER THAT'S MOVING HERE, IT'S JUST GOING CRAZY.

VACANCY RATES ARE AT THE LOWEST YOU'VE EVER SEEN SURVEYS, TRYING TO GET PRODUCT ON THE GROUND TO BE ABLE TO SERVE ALL THE RESIDENTS AROUND TOWN.

SO NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SO US AS PACHECO COKE, UH, WE KIND OF SPECIALIZE IN INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT, UH, FROM A CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN STANDPOINT.

UM, WE'VE BEEN DOING IT FOR 30 YEARS OUT OF DFW, AUSTIN, SAN ANTONIO, ALL AROUND THE STATE.

UM, WE'VE PROBABLY DESIGNED OVER A HUNDRED MILLION SQUARE FEET OF THIS PRODUCT.

UH, SO WE FEEL LIKE WE KNOW IT, UM, FROM WHAT, UH, EVERYBODY NEEDS, IF YOU WILL.

SO THE MAJORITY OF INQUIRES THAT WE'RE SEEING IN THE MARKET, UH, FOR OFFICE IS AN INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSE PRODUCT, AND IT'S ALL THE WAY FROM GEORGETOWN DOWN TO SAN ANTONIO.

SO IT'S ALL UP AND DOWN THE CORRIDOR.

UH, MOST OF THE INQUIRIES ARE LOOKING, UH, TO BE EAST OF TOWN BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE THEY SEE THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF GROWTH.

AND WE'RE STATE

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HIGHWAY ONE 30 IS THAT ALLOWS THEM TO GET TO GEORGETOWN SAN MARCUS, EVERYWHERE, EAST BASS DROP ALGEN, ALL THAT STUFF.

UM, NICE, EASY ACCESS TO IT.

AND THIS DAY PAYING TOLLS ISN'T ANYTHING FOR THESE SHIPPERS.

IT'S NOT, NOT A BIG DEAL ANYMORE.

UM, SO THAT'S WHY THIS, THIS SITE WAS CHOSEN.

IT'S GOT GREAT ACCESS.

UM, IT'S, IT'S IN THE RIGHT LOCATIONS TO BE ABLE TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY AS, AS NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SO THIS IS THE ORIGINAL PROPOSAL WITH THE CUTVILLE, AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S A LOT OF DARK RED AND A LOT OF DARK GREEN.

UM, WE TRIED TO DESIGN IT, UH, TO ACCOMMODATE THE, THE WATER QUALITY PONDS, AS YOU CAN SEE, UM, ON THE I CAN'T POINT, BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT, THE BUILDING THAT'S ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE, THAT'S WHERE THE WATER QUALITY AREA COMES IN.

WE TRIED TO STAY OUT OF THAT, COMPLETELY STUCK ALL OF OUR PONDS ON EITHER SIDE OF IT.

UM, AS PAMELA SAID, THE DRAINAGE GOING UNDER ONE 30 WAS ESSENTIALLY THE CONTROLLING FACTOR ON THIS SITE.

JUST NOT DEEP ENOUGH FOR US TO PUT AN UNDERGROUND STORM AND DROP EVERYTHING TO WHERE IT PROBABLY SHOULD BE.

UM, SO THAT CAUSES KIND OF SOME OF THE CUT AND FILL ISSUES THAT WE'RE HAVING.

SO WE TRIED TO ACCOMMODATE THE WATER QUALITY AREAS, THE BEST WE, THE BEST WE COULD, UM, AND WITH THE DRIVES THAT WE HAD AND WE'RE CROSSING THE SLOPES.

PART OF THAT REASON IS BECAUSE THERE IS A WATER QUALITY BETWEEN US AND MOORE'S CROSSING, WHICH IS A ROAD.

WE DIDN'T WANT TO PUT A DRIVEWAY ACROSS IT.

WE WANTED TO LEAVE IT AS IS SO ALTHOUGH WATER COULD FLOW FREELY THROUGH THERE.

SO THAT TOOK US TO GO ONE 30, A DIFFERENT WAY AROUND THE WATER QUALITY ZONE, AND THEN BRING IT BACK TO ROSS ROAD AND PUT MOST OF OUR, UH, ACCESS ROADS THROUGH THE SITE ON THAT ONE SIDE WHERE THE SLOPE.

AND SO WE TRIED TO PLAY AROUND THE, THE WATER QUALITY AREAS AND SAY THAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS IS THE ORIGINAL DRAWING WITH THE SLOPES.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE YELLOW HIGHLIGHTS ARE THE AREAS THAT, UH, PAMELA WAS DISCUSSING.

SO OVER THE COURSE OF PROBABLY FIVE MONTHS, WE WENT BACK AND FORTH WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP, UH, MULTIPLE ITERATIONS OF THIS, UM, TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS A GOOD SOLUTION IN A, IN A GOOD COMPROMISE, IF YOU WILL, TO, TO PRESERVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

UM, SO THE, THE YELLOW AREAS USED TO HAVE PARKING IN AND WE REMOVED ALL THAT, THAT PARKING FROM THAT SO THAT THEY COULD SAVE THE SLOPES IN THAT AREA.

UM, THE, THE DRIVE THAT'S GOING ACROSS THE, UH, THE 15% SLOPES TO GET THAT ONE PARKING AREA THAT PAMELA WAS TALKING ABOUT THAT'S FOR PARKING AND FIRE FIRE COVERAGE.

SO IT WAS KIND OF, THERE WAS NO WAY WE COULD FIND TO GET AROUND THAT.

UH, IF YOU WILL, THE, UH, THE YELLOW THAT'S ON THE, ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THE PAGE, THAT'S A LONG STRIP.

WE WERE DOING SOME CUTTING IN THERE, UH, TO WORK A LITTLE BIT BETTER WITH KIND OF THE, UH, UM, THE GRADES OF THE DRIVE, WHAT WE CAME BACK WITH PAMELA, AS WE'RE LEAVING THAT GRADE AS IS TRYING TO PRESERVE ALL THOSE TREES, UM, IN THERE, AND THEN TAKING THE DRIVE KIND OF AROUND THAT AREA.

AND THEN THE OTHER YELLOW ON THE, ON THE NORTH AND THE, IN THE WEST ARE JUST CHANGES THAT WE MADE IN THE ACCESS ROAD TO GET OFF THE 15% SLOPES TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF CUTTER, FILL THAT THAT'S ON THE SITE, UH, AS WELL, AND TRY TO PRESERVE AS MUCH OF THE WATER QUALITY AS WE KILLED, WHICH WE PRESERVED ALL OF THAT.

SO, UM, NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS IS OUR CURRENT PROPOSAL, AS YOU CAN SEE A LOT BETTER COLORS, UH, IF YOU WILL, UM, AND A LOT LESS CUT AND FILL ON THAT NORTH SIDE AND THEN ON THAT NORTHEAST, AND THEN WHERE THE, UH, WHERE THE DRIVE IS, THAT GOES OUT TO ONE 30 NEXT SLIDE.

AND AGAIN, JUST THE SLOPE MAP YOU ALL SAW WITH PAMELA, SHE POINTED OUT ALL THE DIFFERENT AREAS.

UM, BUT WE, I THINK IT WAS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN US AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP TO, TO COME THROUGH AND GET TO A SOLUTION THAT WE ALL FELT WASN'T WORKABLE.

UH, NEXT SLIDE.

OH, I CAN SEE MYSELF.

UM, SO JUST WANT TO SHOW YOU GUYS THE OUT OF THE LANDSCAPING, UH, THAT PAMELA WAS TALKING ABOUT, IT'S SMALL AND APOLOGIZED BECAUSE THESE WERE PLAYING SHEETS, BUT IN, IN THE, THAT BUILDING, THAT'S ON THE NORTH TO THE RIGHT, BY THAT OFFICE POD, THAT'S THE AREA THAT WE PUT FOR, FOR PICNIC TABLES, WITH SOME TREES THAT'S IN THERE.

SO IT'S EASILY, THEY CAN EASILY WALK TO IT FROM THAT WHOLE FRONT BUILDING AND GET OVER THERE.

SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE ASIDE.

THEY COULD BRING THEIR OWN LUNCH.

IT'S JUST A NICE LITTLE AREA FOR THAT.

WE'VE ENHANCED THE LANDSCAPING IN THE PARKING LOTS PER CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM, AS THEY SAID, ETJ, WE DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO DO THAT.

UM, WE'VE ALWAYS HAD A LANDSCAPE PLAN ASSOCIATED WITH THIS, BUT WE EVEN WENT A LITTLE FARTHER, UH, WITH CONVERSATIONS WITH PAMELA TO TRY TO GET THAT PARKING LOT LANDSCAPING CLOSER TO WHAT CITY OF AUSTIN LIKES TO SEE, EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT NECESSARILY REQUIRED IN THE TJ.

UM, AND WE'RE SAVING EVERYWHERE, THAT'S OUTSIDE LIMITS OR CONSTRUCTION.

WE'RE SAVING TREES.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO COME IN AND CLEAR, CUT EVERYTHING AND THEN PUT IT IN AND DO THAT STUFF WHERE WE'RE NOT GOING TO NEXT SLIDE.

THAT'S IT? YES.

SO WE'RE HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS

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AND WE'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANYTHING YOU GUYS HAVE.

THANKS FOR LETTING ME SPEAK TODAY.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

UM, YEAH, MAYBE JUST STICK AROUND, UP HERE.

UH, JUST IN CASE WE HAVE SOME QUESTIONS, UH, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON OR IGRA.

AND DO YOU GUYS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR OTHER STAFF? YEAH.

COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, PLEASE.

GO AHEAD.

UM, OKAY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

OKAY.

ON PAGE SEVEN, UH, 79, I THINK THIS IS ON THEIR, UM, DOCUMENTS THAT THEY SENT US.

IT SAID THAT, UH, THE STRONG DRAINAGE UNDER THE MOORE'S CROSSING BOULEVARD UNTIL ROAD 1 32, A SERIES OF PONDS ACROSS THE TOLL ROAD AND EVENTUALLY TO ONION CREEK, WHICH WAS THE COLORADO RIVER.

SO I'M JUST WONDERING, UM, I KNOW THAT, UH, THE TEL ROAD ONE 30 HAS FLOODED BEFORE, BUT THIS NOT AT THIS SITE, CORRECT.

AT THIS POINT, THIS DRAINAGE UNDERNEATH MOORE'S CROSSING IS ADEQUATE.

EVEN WITH THE DEVELOPMENT THAT WE'RE CONSIDERING THIS EVENING, IS THAT CORRECT? UM, MS. THOMPSON PER THE, UH, THE SITE PLAN DESIGN AND PROCESS THAT WE WENT THROUGH, WE HAD TO DO A FULL FLOOD STUDY OF THIS AREA TO DETERMINE THAT THAT WOULD NOT BE THE CASE.

SO WE DID A FULL DRAINAGE ANALYSIS AND HAD TO DETAIN EVERYTHING BACK TO ESSENTIALLY WHAT THE CULVERTS COULD HANDLE.

UM, IF YOU WILL.

SO WE HAVE WATER QUALITY AND DETENTION ON THE SITE, AND WE'VE DONE A FULL ANALYSIS THROUGH THIS.

THAT'S BEEN APPROVED BY THE CITY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YES.

MA'AM ANYTHING ELSE? COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, RIGHT.

THANK YOU EVERYONE ON THE DAY.

GO AHEAD PLEASE.

UM, CLAYTON AND I DON'T HAVE HIS LAST NAME ON HOLIDAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION BECAUSE IT'S AN EXTRA TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.

IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT, UM, UM, WE DON'T HAVE REALLY MUCH CONTROL IN TERMS OF, UM, WHAT YOU DO WITH THE LAND AS FAR AS TREES AND THAT KIND OF THING.

UM, I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE YOU TO, UH, DO WHAT I THINK THE, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONER'S GOING TO BE IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS GOING TO BE ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO DO.

AND THAT IS TO PLANT AS MUCH TREE CANOPY, AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN THINK ABOUT PLANTING AND UNDERSTORY AS WELL, SIMPLY BECAUSE, UM, WITH CLIMATE CHANGE, WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SEE A RISE IN THE, UH, THE HEAT, ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER MONTHS IN THE LATE SUMMER MONTHS.

AND, UM, I'M NOT SURE THAT EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THAT WHAT IS HAPPENING IS, UM, EXPONENTIAL GROWTH.

SO THAT MEANS IT'S NOT JUST MAYBE A ONE OR TWO DEGREES MORE PER YEAR.

IT MIGHT JUST, AS CO2 LEVELS ARE RISING EXPONENTIALLY.

UM, HEAT LEVELS WILL AND, UH, OCEAN WATER LEVELS.

WELL, TOO.

SO, UM, JUST, JUST PLANNING AHEAD.

UM, I THINK WE'RE ALL BETTER OFF IF WE, AND YOU WANT WORKERS WHO ARE, WHO ARE NOT HAVING HEAT STROKE, BECAUSE THEY'RE SITTING OUT THERE AND IT'S, UH, IT'S 110 AND IT'S, IT'S DIFFICULT.

SO IT JUST, UM, IT'S JUST, UM, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT ANY OF US HERE CAN ENFORCE.

IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT I WANT TO POINT OUT INTO ENCOURAGE.

UM, MAYBE, UM, YOUR EMPLOYEES WOULD EVEN GET A KICK OUT OF, UH, BEING INVOLVED IN DECIDING WHAT KINDS OF THINGS THEY WOULD LIKE PLANTED IN THE AREA WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO HANG OUT.

UM, IT COULD MAKE IT A FUN PROJECT.

YES, YES.

BY THE WAY.

THANKS.

SO YOU, YES, MA'AM UM, THAT, THAT'S WHY WE GOT WITH PAMELA AND WE TRIED TO PICK APPROPRIATE LANDSCAPING FOR THE AREA AND ENHANCE THE PARKING LOT, UH, AREAS THAT WE HAVE.

WE'VE, THAT'S ANOTHER REASON WE ALSO GOT RID OF SOME OF THE GRADING THAT WE DID TO SAVE MORE TREES, UH, ONSITE IN AND AROUND THE BUILDING, UM, THAN WHAT WE WERE ORIGINALLY PROPOSING.

SO WE'RE TAKING THAT INTO ACCOUNT.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS.

YEAH.

I, I, I APPRECIATE WHAT, WHAT YOU PRESENTED IN, IN IT, IT CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE A GOOD PLAN, UM, BECAUSE IT'S AN

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EXTRA JURISDICTIONAL TERRITORY.

IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT WE HAVE TO KIND OF TAKE YOUR WORD FOR SOME OF THIS, BUT, UM, UM, SO THIS IS BASICALLY JUST, UM, ME DOING MY JOB, UH, TRYING TO, UH, PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND, AND, UH, UH, THE HEAT IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE MORE AND MORE OF A PROBLEM.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION.

I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND, UH, LIKE I COULD UNDERSTAND IT, WHICH MEANS PROBABLY ANYBODY COULD UNDERSTAND THIS.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UM, YEAH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, PAMELA.

THANK YOU.

UH, YOU HAD SOMETHING TO ADD.

UH, YES.

IF I COULD.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT IT, UM, THE, THE, UH, LANDSCAPE PLAN WILL BE INSPECTED.

WE, I IT'S BEEN APPROVED.

IT WILL BE INSPECTED.

SO EXACTLY WHAT THEY PROPOSED WILL BE BUILT IF WE DON'T JUST HAVE TO DEPEND ON THEIR GOODWILL FOR THAT.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR THAT.

PERFECT.

THANK YOU.

YES.

PERFECT.

YEAH, AND I, I JUST KINDA LIKE TO REITERATE THAT IT DOES LOOK LIKE THAT THROUGH THE PROCESS.

WE HAVE A BETTER PRODUCT THAT MEETS THE NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS, WHICH YOU'LL HAVE FOR THE SITE, BUT ALSO LAYS A LITTLE SOFTER ON THE LAND.

SO, UH, APPRECIATE THAT.

UM, ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, BEFORE WE ASK FOR A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING? I HAVE A QUESTION.

YES.

COMMISSIONER.

OH, SORRY.

UH, COMMISSIONER GARY, UNFORTUNATELY, UNLESS WE CAN GET YOUR CAMERA BACK ON SCREEN, WE, YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE ON I'M SO SORRY.

IF YOU WANT TO TRY TO LEAVE AND REJOIN.

UM, WE CAN DO THAT, BUT, AND SEE THE CAMERA ON MIKE AND OKAY.

YOU COULD TRY TURNING OFF YOUR CAMERA AND TURNING IT BACK ON AND YOU SEE IF IT WILL COME BACK ON THAT WAY.

OH, OKAY.

YOU SEE ME NOW? NO, KEEP, KEEP DRAWING.

WE'LL GIVE YOU, WE'LL GIVE YOU A COUPLE SECONDS.

OKAY.

THIS IS CITY HALL AAV.

UM, ONE THING TO CONSIDER YOU MIGHT NEED TO LEAVE AND REJOIN, BUT ALSO IF YOU'RE JOINING IN YOUR BROWSER INSTEAD OF THE APP, SOMETIMES YOU RUN INTO A LOT OF TECHNICAL ISSUES.

OKAY.

SO I WILL TRY AGAIN.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

I'LL TALK SLOWLY.

UM, W W WE'LL KEEP GOING.

UM, YEAH.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION, PAMELA, AND, AND, UH, CLAYTON.

THANK YOU.

UH, IT DOES LOOK LIKE IT'S A BETTER PRODUCT THAN, THAN BEFORE YOU GOT STARTED KIND OF WORKING TOGETHER.

COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

YES.

UM, WELL, SINCE WE HAVE A MOMENT TO SPARE, I WILL JUST SAY THAT I'M VERY THANKFUL THAT THEY AGREED TO, UM, GO BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA MANUAL.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO USE BERMS INSTEAD OF, UM, THE ROCK.

I KNOW THEY'RE GOING TO USE THEM ON THE TOE OF THAT ELEVATION THERE THAT I AM IS, I DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY'RE STARTING TO PROJECT, BUT I KNOW IN THE SPRING RAINS, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT SOMETIMES TO, UM, PULL BACK THAT EARTH WITH JUST THE ROCK BERMS. SO I'M ENCOURAGING THEM TO USE THE, THE BERMS, UH, THE CLOTH BERMS, UM, EVEN FURTHER THAN THE 10 THAT I AM THANKFUL FOR THAT.

SO THERE'S THAT.

THANK YOU.

YES, MA'AM I DO.

AND YOU'RE FILIBUSTERING HAS ALLOWED ENOUGH TIME FOR COMMISSIONER IDRA TO REJOIN, UM, COMMISSIONER GARY, DID YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? YES, MY APOLOGIES.

I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT MY CAMERA WAS NOT WORKING.

UM, SO YES, I'M JUST DOUBLE CHECKING BECAUSE IT CAN SEND HIM SOMETIMES WE CONFUSING.

ARE WE USING THIS THE FEMALE 100 YEAR FLOOD PLAIN VERSUS THE ATLAS 14 BY PLANE? UM, WE ARE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT THE ATLAS 14 FLOOD PLAIN WHEN WE GO THROUGH THE, THE ANALYSIS.

THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO USE CLOSE AS WELL.

OKAY, FANTASTIC.

THANK YOU.

AND THE NEXT, LAST QUESTION I HAVE, IS THERE SOME REFERENCE TO, IN THIS SLIDE PRESENTATION, UM, JUST TO REFERENCE THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME STORAGE ALLOWED AT THIS WAREHOUSES, WILL THAT STORAGE, UH, ALLOW FOR ANY KIND OF CHEMICALS SPECIFICALLY?

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ANY HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS? NO, MA'AM NOT THAT WE'RE AWARE OF ON THAT.

THE STORAGE IS MORE JUST FOR VEHICLES.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

TRY THIS AGAIN.

MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'VE GOT A MOTION.

ALL THOSE FAVOR OF CLOSING THE PUBLIC HEARING.

RAISE YOUR HAND OR SAY I, IF YOU'RE ALL RIGHT.

UNANIMOUS ALL SEVEN PARTICIPATING MEMBERS.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

I HAVE A MOTION SINCE MADAM SECRETARY IS NOT HERE AT THE TIME.

UH, ON AGENDA ITEM THREE, A, UH, SUBJECT BEING THE DOLPHIN INDUSTRIAL SP 2020 DASH 0 4 0 7 D.

WHEREAS THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZES THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING THREE VARIANCES, UH, VARIED TO VARY FROM LDC 25 8 3 41 TO ALLOW CUT UP TO 17 FEET TO VARY FROM LDC 25 8 3 4 2 2.

I'LL FILL UP TO 18 FEET TO VARY FROM LDC 25 8 DASH 3 0 1 TO ALLOW CONSTRUCTION OF A DRIVEWAY ON A SLOPE WITH A GRADIENT EXCEEDING 15%.

WHEREAS ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZE THE SITE IS LOCATED IN THE NEW CREEK WATERSHED SUBURBAN CLASSIFICATION AND THE DESIRE DEVELOPMENT ZONE.

AND WHEREAS THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZES THAT STAFF RECOMMENDS THESE VARIANCES WITH STOP CONDITIONS.

HAVING DETERMINED THE REQUIRED FINDINGS OF FACT HAVE BEEN MET.

UM, SO THEREFORE THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOMMENDS THESE, THE VARIANCES WITH THE FOLLOWING STAFF CONDITIONS.

NUMBER ONE, A LANDSCAPE PLAN WITH NATIVE AND ADAPTED TREES, SHRUBS, AND GRASSES TO BE PLANTED IN THE PARKING AREAS WILL BE PROVIDED EVEN THOUGH A LANDSCAPE PLAN IS NOT REQUIRED IN A CITY'S EXTRA TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OR ETJ.

NUMBER TWO, A TREE SHADED OUTDOOR SEATING AREA WILL BE PROVIDED TO ENCOURAGE EMPLOYEES TO TAKE BREAKS ONSITE RATHER THAN DRIVING TO ANOTHER LOCATION.

NUMBER THREE, TREES OUTSIDE OF THE LIMITS OF CONSTRUCTION WILL BE PRESERVED EVEN THOUGH TREE PRESERVATION IS NOT REQUIRED IN THE CITY'S ETJ.

AND NUMBER FOUR, ALL CUT AND FILL OVER EIGHT FEET WILL BE TERRORIST OR CONTAINED WITHIN ENGINEERING ENGINEERED, RETAINING WALLS.

SECOND, ANY DISCUSSION ON THE DYES? ALRIGHT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SAY AYE, OR RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE REMOTE.

I, YOU AND I BRING THAT PERFECT.

UNANIMOUS.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED.

I HAVEN'T SEEN NONE.

GREAT.

SEVEN ZERO.

THANK YOU GUYS.

OKAY.

ROLLING FORWARD.

UM, COMMITTEE REPORTS,

[4. COMMITTEE REPORTS]

UH, DOES ANY COMMITTEES HAVE ANYTHING TO REPORT? I'M NOT GOING TO READ DOWN THE WHOLE LIST, BUT ANY, UH, COMMITTEE REPORTS.

ALL RIGHT.

YEAH, I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW OF ANY UPDATE FOR ABOUT COUNTIES.

UM, YES, YES.

UH, SINCE IT IS YOUR BIRTHDAY COMMISSIONER, YES, YOU MAY.

I WOULD LIKE, UM, TO, EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT ON THE AGENDA MENTIONED THAT, UH, WE'RE MAKING SOME, UH, ENCOURAGING PROGRESS ON THE, UH, BATS INITIATIVE, UH, WHICH IS THE BUILDING US AND TOUGHER STRATEGIC INITIATIVE.

AND THAT IS THAT WE'RE GOING TO MEET WITH THE, UH, PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION ON, AT THEIR NEXT, UH, REGULAR MEETING ON MAY 2ND IN ORDER TO DISCUSS FURTHER, UM, UH, AN ISSUE WHICH HAS COME UP IN ENABLING THAT ISSUE IS THAT, UM, THE, UM, CITY OF AUSTIN'S, UM, 2021 HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN IS COMPLETE WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT THERE IS NO ACTION PLAN FOR ANY OF THE CATASTROPHIC, UM, UH, POTENTIAL CATASTROPHIC.

UM, UH, HE THEN SWITCHED TO CITY IS VULNERABLE TO, AND WE'RE, UH, TRYING TO DETERMINE, UM, THE BEST WAY TO SEE THAT THAT'S DONE FIND OUT, UH, WHERE THAT STANDS, WHETHER THERE IS ANYBODY WORKING ON THAT.

AND, UM, AND IF NOT, UM, UH, FIND OUT HOW TO GET THAT GOING.

UM, UM, OUR NUMBER ONE PRIMARY INTENTION BEING TO, UM, UH, BE SURE THAT FIRST OF

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ALL, THAT THAT'S A TOP PRIORITY LISTED BY FEMA, NAMELY, UM, TORNADO HAZARD MITIGATION CAN THEN BE PRESENTED FOR, UH, FEMA GRANTS.

AND, UM, THIS HAS TO BE COMPLETED IN ORDER FOR THAT TO HAPPEN.

SO WHEN AFTER WE'VE MET, UH, UM, HOPEFULLY WE'LL KNOW MORE COULD GET BACK TO THE COMMITTEE ALSO, AND YOU WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN IN TROUBLE IF YOU FORGOT ABOUT THAT, IF YOU WANT TO MOVE ON TO FUTURE GENERATIONS, COME BACK AROUND TO MEAL PREP, MY NOTES, SORRY ABOUT, UM, OR WORSE, ANY,

[7. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS]

UH, OTHER FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS TO MAYBE TALK ABOUT INTRODUCE, YEAH.

COMMISSIONER BROWN, MAKE SURE YOUR MICROPHONE, PLEASE.

OKAY.

IS THAT YEP, YOU'RE GOOD.

DOES THAT SEEM TO WORK? OKAY.

UM, YES.

UH, THE S THE, UH, SPECIAL COMMISSIONERS COURT, UH, DIRECTED, UH, THE, UH, PARKS FOLKS TO PAY $6.7 MILLION TO ACQUIRE A PROPERTY OFF OF SPICEWOOD SPRINGS ROAD, UH, THAT THE CITY'S TRYING TO ACQUIRE VIA EMINENT DOMAIN, TO THE EXTENT IN THE AMOUNT OF PARKLAND THAT WOULD CONNECT SEVERAL TRAILS IN THE NORTHWEST 50TH PARK AREA AND EXPAND ACCESS TO THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS OUT THERE.

UH, I'D LIKE TO HEAR WHAT THE PARK DEPARTMENT HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS AT A TEACHER MEETING.

OKAY.

AND, UH, YOU KNOW, KAYLA, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN REIGN.

THIS IS KAYLA CHIMP AND WATERSHED PROTECTION.

IF WE COULD JUST GET A, WE NEED AT LEAST ONE MORE CONDITIONER TO VOICE SUPPORT FOR THAT ITEM, AND THEN WE CAN ADD IT.

I SEE A COMMISSIONER CONSTANT.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

PERFECT.

YEAH, I WOULD, I WOULD MAYBE JUST ADD, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE INCORPORATING THE ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THAT PARK IN THAT FALL CREEK MCAFEE.

UH, PART OF THE, PART OF THE REASON THAT IT'S BEING ACQUIRED IS IT'S A VERY SENSITIVE AREA BECAUSE OF BULL CREEK.

AND THERE'S A LOT OF FLOODING ISSUES, UH, HISTORICALLY IN THAT AREA THAT'S CAUSED, UH, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES, UH, ACROSS MULTIPLE LOW WATER CROSSINGS IN THE AREA.

AND, UH, YOU KNOW, SO THAT'S PART OF THE ISSUE THERE AS WELL.

PERFECT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WE READY FOR,

[6.a. Reminder regarding the annual deadline for filing the Statement of Financial Information (SFI)—Kaela Champlin, Environmental Program Coordinator, Watershed Protection Department]

YES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UH, THIS KAYLA CHAMPION WATERSHED PROTECTION HAD TO JUST MAKE SURE I HAD THE DATE.

CORRECT.

UM, SO I JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU ALL A QUICK REMINDER THAT THE CITY REQUIREMENT FOR, AT THE STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION IS TO ON MAY 2ND.

AND I JUST WANTED TO STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT DEADLINE.

AND BECAUSE IF YOU DO NOT FILE YOUR SSI BY MAY 2ND, IT RESULTS IN AN AUTOMATIC VACANCY OF YOUR SEAT.

SO, UM, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR YOU'RE HAVING ANY ISSUES WITH, UH, GETTING THAT PAPERWORK COMPLETED, UM, PLEASE CONTACT STEPHANIE HALL IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE AND SHE CAN GUIDE YOU THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

I AM NOT ACTUALLY PRIVY TO ANY OF THAT PROCESS, OTHER THAN JUST GIVING YOU A QUICK REMINDER.

SO IF YOU DO RUN INTO ANY ISSUES, PLEASE REACH OUT TO STEPHANIE BEFORE MAY 2ND, SO THAT YOU CAN GET THAT TAKEN CARE OF.

HAS ANYONE, UM, GOTTEN, UM, A MEMO ON THAT? I'M NOT SURE I'VE SEEN A MEMO TO USUALLY THERE'S SOMETHING THAT I CAN, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED SOME EMAILS ON YOUR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS EMAIL.

YEAH.

I KNOW I'M GETTING SOME EMAILS REMINDING ME THAT SUCH, BUT YEAH.

NO, THANK YOU FOR THE REMINDER COUNT.

JUST, UH, JUST REAL QUICK TOO, BEFORE WE SIGN OFF TONIGHT, UM, STOP ME IF LIZ ALREADY DID THIS AT THE VERY, VERY BEGINNING WHEN I STEPPED AWAY, BUT JUST WANTED TO REMIND Y'ALL THAT THE WATERSHED DEPARTMENT STRATEGIC PLAN KICKED OFF THIS WEEK, UH, LAST NIGHT, THERE'S A RECORDING OF THAT VIDEO THAT'LL BE POSTED.

UH, SO HOPEFULLY I'LL BE ABLE TO JOIN AND ALSO, UH, PASS IT ALONG TO YOUR NETWORKS.

AND WE'RE ALSO, UH, HAVE THE SURVEY THAT'S LIVE, UH, ON, ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING AN ANA INTERACTIVE MAPPING TOOL.

AND, UM, WE ALSO HAVE AN APPLICATION PROCESS OPEN FOR OUR PAID CLIMATE AMBASSADORS, OR, SORRY, I'M SO SORRY.

I'M SORRY.

I'M USED TO SAYING CLIMATE AMBASSADORS.

CAUSE THAT'S WHAT IT WAS IN THE CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS, UM, FOR, UH, FOR THE PLAN.

AND THAT APPLICATION IS OPEN UNTIL MAY 8TH.

UH, WE'RE PARTICULARLY LOOKING FOR, UH, FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN SYSTEMATICALLY EXCLUDED FROM, FROM PROCESSES IN THE PAST.

UM, SO ESPECIALLY FOLKS FROM BIPAP COMMUNITIES, UH, IN AUSTIN BY

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PERFECT.

THANK YOU, KATIE.

CAN YOU SEND, UM, ALL THE COMMISSIONERS KIND OF THOSE LINKS TO WHERE WE CAN EASILY DISSEMINATE THOSE TO PEEPS? THAT'D BE CORRECT.

ABSOLUTELY.

AND I THINK KAYLA CAN MAYBE JUST SEND A REMINDER WITH SOME OF THOSE LINKS AND THEN A LINK TO THE VIDEO IN CASE YOU DIDN'T MAKE THE TUESDAY KICKOFF MEETING.

NO.

PERFECT.

THANK YOU.

THANKS.

NO, THANK YOU.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S IT.

I'M AT 7 0 5.

I WANT TO WISH.

UM, COMMISSIONER SCOTT, ANOTHER HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY.

UM, EXACTLY RIGHT EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY.

UM, THANK YOU GUYS.

WE'LL ADJOURN AT 7 0 5.

THANK YOU.