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FOR US TO START UP.

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GOT IT.

OKAY.

SO HERE

[Call to Order]

ON, UM, THURSDAY PER 21ST, 2022, JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE MY ANNIVERSARY, BY THE WAY.

HI, DIANE.

I HOPE YOU'RE NOT WATCHING.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CONVENE THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING HERE AT 10 MINUTES AFTER 10.

UH, WE ARE, UH, BROADCASTING HERE FROM THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL.

UH, CHAMBERS, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL IS ABSENT FROM THE DIOCESE THIS WEEK ON A TRIP THAT WAS THE LAID BY COVID.

UH, THE REST OF US ARE PRESENT AND IN PERSON, SO, UH, GOOD TO SEE CRITICAL MASS, UH, BACK HERE TODAY, THAT WAY, UM, COLLEAGUES,

[Consent Agenda (Part 1 of 2)]

UM, UH, OUR CONSENT AGENDA TODAY IS ITEMS ONE THROUGH 26 AND 55 THROUGH 59.

UM, WE HAVE, UH, UH, I THINK IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE 46 SPEAKERS IN THE MORNING, BUT 16 OF THEM ARE HERE TO SPEAK ON ITEM 33, UH, WHICH WE HAVE SAID IS BEING, UH, GOING TO BE POSTPONED.

AND THEREFORE THE ONLY TESTIMONY IS GOING TO BE ON THE QUESTION OF POSTPONEMENT.

UH, SO RATHER THAN GO TO A MINUTE FOR ALL SPEAKERS, WHAT WE, UH, TOLD PEOPLE WAS IT WOULD BE TWO MINUTES PER SPEAKER THIS MORNING, EXCEPT FOR THE PEOPLE SPEAKING ON 33.

CAUSE SINCE IT'S JUST POSTPONEMENT, THEN THEY WOULD HAVE A MINUTE.

THAT WAY WE CAN GIVE A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME TO, UM, THE BALANCE OF THE SPEAKERS.

SO WE'LL GET TO THE SPEAKERS AND, UH, AND IN JUST, UH, IN JUST A SECOND, UM, IT SET THE AGENDA.

I JUST HAVE A QUICK QUESTION FOR CLARITY.

UM, IN THE PAST, WE'VE OFTEN JUST HEARD WHEN IT'S A POSTPONEMENT, JUST HEARD SOMEONE ADVOCATING FOR POSTPONEMENT AND SOMEONE ADVOCATING AGAINST THE POSTPONEMENT.

IS THAT YOUR INTENTION TODAY OR IS IT YOUR INTENTION TO HEAR ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO SPEAK TO US POSTPONEMENT? THAT'S A, THAT'S A GOOD REMINDER.

UM, UM, I'M NOT SURE THAT UNDER THE STATE LAW WE'RE ACTUALLY ALLOWED TO DO ONE A BEACH.

IF IT'S AN ACTION OF POSTPONE, I THINK WE HAVE TO GIVE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO SPEAK.

SO FOR THAT REASON, BUT IT'S GOTTA TO BE ONE MINUTE ON THAT AND TWO MINUTES ON THE OTHER, AND THEN THIS AFTERNOON ZONING SPEAKERS, I THINK WE HAD LIKE 16 OR SOMETHING.

THEY'RE GOING TO GET THREE MINUTES EACH BECAUSE OUR KITCHEN.

YES.

I THINK THAT, UM, FOR THE SPEAKERS WHO MAY BE HERE OR MAYBE LISTENING, UM, I THINK OUR TUESDAY'S WORK SESSION MADE IT CLEAR THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT POSTPONING TO JUNE, JUNE 9TH.

I THINK IT IS SO FOR ITEM 33.

SO, UH, PEOPLE SHOULD ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO SPEAK TODAY.

THEY CAN, UM, THAT DOESN'T PRECLUDE THEM FROM SPEAKING AT FUTURE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THIS ITEM.

AND THERE MAY BE MULTIPLE ONES.

UH, WE AGREED, UH, YESTERDAY WE WOULDN'T SET 33 FOR ACTION, UH, UNTIL JUNE 9TH, WE ALSO SAID IT WOULD BE SET PRETENSE ON THE WORK SESSION ON THE 17TH FOR DISCUSSION.

WE COULD ALSO IF TIME ALLOWED ON THAT MEETING ALSO LISTED FOR DISCUSSION ONLY NO ACTION THAT DAY AND INVITE THE PUBLIC TO SPEAK, BUT WE CAN MAKE THAT DECISION AS WE GET CLOSER TO THAT AS WELL.

BUT YEAH, THANKS FOR THAT REMINDER.

WE HAD A LOT OF CONVERSATION IN OUR WORK SESSION THAT WE WANTED TO PROVIDE MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR, UM, DISCUSSION, UH, WITH THE COMMUNITY ON THAT ITEM.

SO, SO YOU, RIGHT.

THAT'S A GOOD REMINDER FOR FOLKS THAT THERE'LL BE LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO, UM, TO TALK ABOUT THE, THE, THE, THE CONTENTS OF THE ITEM ITSELF.

SO, SO THE OTHER ITEM THAT, UH, WE HAVE ON THE AGENDA, THERE'S BEEN A, UH, A REQUEST TO POSTPONE POSTED ON THE MESSAGE BOARD.

I SAW, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER, UM, UH, KELLY ON ITEM NUMBER 16, JOINED BY SOME OTHERS ASKING FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU POINT OUT ACCURATELY.

I THINK THAT THERE'S A LOT OF MISINFORMATION OUT ON THAT RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE ABOUT, UH, 30 DIFFERENT GROUPS IN THE CITY ADVOCACY GROUPS THAT WANT THE OPPORTUNITY TO, TO BE ABLE TO HELP WITH CORRECTING THAT.

SO I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO GIVE THEM TIME TO DO THAT AND LEGAL HAS STEPPED FORWARD AND, AND, UH, SUGGESTED THAT, UH, PERHAPS THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE SHOULD PUT INTO THAT, UH, RESOLUTION THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL.

SO FOR ALL OF THOSE REASONS, UM, UH, I'M GOING TO THIS, IT'S BEEN PULLED FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION.

LET'S LEAVE IT PULLED FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION SO THAT WE CAN DISCUSS ANY ISSUES THERE.

UH, BUT AFTER EXECUTIVE SESSION, UH, I'M

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GOING TO MOVE THAT WE POSTPONE THIS ITEM, UH, FOR, FOR TWO WEEKS.

UH, I'M, ONE-ON-ONE, I'LL SPEAK TO IT, UM, UH, BRIEFLY.

AND I THINK THAT, UM, UH, CATHERINE, BEFORE THIS WANTS TO AS WELL, UM, BUT SPEAKERS SHOULD ALSO KNOW TODAY.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE VOTING ON THE MERITS ON ITEM NUMBER 16 EITHER.

SO THE TESTIMONY ON ITEM NUMBER 16 SHOULD ALSO GO TO WHETHER OR NOT THE ITEMS SHOULD BE POSTPONED.

SO PEOPLE THAT ARE BEING CALLED ON ITEM NUMBER 16 WILL HAVE ONE MINUTE TO SPEAK.

PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING CALLED ON ITEM 33 WILL HAVE ONE MINUTE TO SPEAK PEOPLE BEING CALLED ON EVERYTHING ELSE.

WE'LL SPEAK FOR TWO MINUTES AS A SUBSTANTIVE CONVERSATION ON THOSE WILL HAPPEN, WILL HAPPEN LATER.

OKAY.

UH, COLLEAGUES, LET ME READ THE CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS IN HERE.

REAL.

I HAVE NUMBER THREE ON APRIL 19TH, 2022.

THIS IS RECOMMENDED BY THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMMISSION.

I KNOW VOTE, UM, UH, WITH, UH, COMMISSIONER, UH, CHAVARRIA, UH, ABSENT, UH, ITEMS 33 ITEMS THREE AND 14 ON APRIL 11TH, 2022.

AND THIS WAS RECOMMENDED BY THE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION ON AN I KNOW VOTE, UH, WITH, UH, COMMISSIONERS, UM, UM, RDS AND, UH, UH, FUNKHOUSER ABSENT ON ITEMS 19 AND ITEMS 10 ON APRIL 13TH, 2022 WAS RECOMMENDED BY THE WATER WASTEWATER COMMISSION ON A NINE OH VOTE WITH COMMISSIONER FISHER ABSENT AND ONE VACANCY ITEM.

NUMBER 13 IS WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED BY ITEM 57, I HAD A NUMBER 18 IS WITHDRAWN ITEM.

NUMBER 19 IS GOING TO BE POSTPONED NO LATER THAN MAY 19TH, 2022, UH, SOMETHING THAT IS NOT NOTED ON CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS, IS THAT ON ITEM NUMBER 58, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER VILLAS, A MOTION ON 10, AN ISSUE SHOULD BE NOTED THAT COUNCIL MEMBER VANESSA F WENT, THIS HAS BEEN EDITED AS A CO-SPONSOR ON ITEM NUMBER 59 SHOULD BE KNOWN AS RESOLUTION WITH RESPECT TO A FOOD INSECURITY.

I SHOULD NOTE THAT I HAVE BEEN LISTED AS A CO-SPONSOR ON CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS.

IT SAYS THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WENT, THIS IS ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR.

THAT'S NOT CORRECT.

IT'S HER RESOLUTION THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE 58.

UH, AND THAT WAS THE CHANGE.

WE JUST NOTED A MOMENT AGO, ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN PULLED OFF THE CONSENT AGENDA, ITEM NUMBER 16, WHICH WILL ADDRESS AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

AND THEN WE WILL POSTPONE, UH, FOR TWO WEEKS, UH, ITEM NUMBER, UM, UH, 33, UM, UH, PEOPLE MAY ADDRESS THAT, BUT THAT WILL ALSO BE SOMETHING THAT GETS POSTPONED.

THE ITEM ITSELF WILL BE POSTPONED TO JUNE 9TH.

UH, BUT WE'RE GONNA SET IT ON THE 17TH AND OR 19TH FOR DISCUSSION ONLY, UH, ON ITEM NUMBER 59 THAT HAS BEEN, UH, PULLED, UH, BY COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY, UM, THERE ON ITEM 59.

UM, I HAVE WHAT I CONSIDERED TO BE A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT.

WE CAN KEEP IT ON CONSENT IF THE AMENDMENT IS, UM, I GUESS, ACCEPTED BY THE AUTHOR OF THE RESOLUTION.

AND IT'S OKAY WITH YOU.

THAT WAS THE AMENDMENT THAT WAS HANDED OUT TO EVERYBODY TO INCLUDE A MAP OF, THERE ARE SCHOOLS THAT PROVIDE FREE AND REDUCED MEAL PROGRAMS. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY OBJECTION TO THAT AMENDMENT BEING ADDED TO 59 AIRY? NONE THAT AMENDMENTS ADDED 59 IT'LL REMAIN ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR, UH, UNLESS ANYBODY HAS ANYTHING ELSE I'LL GO TO SPEAKERS, CASPER KITCHEN.

I'M NOT SURE IF I HEARD YOU OR NOT, BUT MY SHEET NOTES, THAT ITEM 23 HAS BEEN PULLED FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION.

I DON'T REMEMBER.

SORRY.

I HAVE NUMBER 23.

LET'S DO THIS.

I UNDERSTAND THIS ITEM HAS BEEN PULLED IN ORDER TO CONSIDER TO TALK ABOUT AN APPOINTMENT TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO LET'S DIVIDE THAT ITEM.

LET'S KEEP ITEM NUMBER 23 AS TO ALL OF THE OTHER NOMINATIONS, OTHER THAN THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON CONSENT, BUT WE WILL, UH, DIVIDE THE QUESTION, UH, THE, THE VOTE ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBER.

WE'LL WE'LL HOLD AFTER EXECUTIVE SESSION.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SO THE ITEMS I HAVE BEING PULLED OR ITEMS 16 AND A 23, ALL RIGHT, WE'RE READY TO HEAR SPEAKERS.

MY APOLOGIES.

MA'AM I AM ALSO POSTING, UM, PULLING

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AN ITEM TO BE DETERMINED.

UM, LET'S SEE, FIVE ITEM NUMBER FIVE, AND IT MAY BE ABLE TO BE LEFT ON CONSENT.

UM, BUT I DO NEED TO, I NEED TO HIGHLIGHT A FEW CONCERNS THAT I THINK WE CAN ADJUST AFTER PASSAGE HERE TODAY, BUT I, BUT I DO NEED TO RAISE THEM, SO, OKAY.

WE'LL LET YOU COMMENT ON THAT.

THAT'S ALL IT IS TO IDENTIFY THINGS THAT WE SHOULD ADDRESS AFTER PASSAGE, THEN LET'S LEAVE IT ON.

THE KIDS SAID YOU CAN SPEAK TO IT.

AND WOULD YOU LEAN ON CONSENT? I MAY HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS THAT ARE PART OF IT.

OKAY.

WELL THEN LET'S PULL IT AND WE'LL COME BACK.

OKAY.

YEAH, BUT MAYBE WE CAN DO THAT REALLY QUICKLY RIGHT AFTER WE DO CONSENT.

ALL RIGHT.

[Public Comments (Part 1 of 3)]

WE HAVE A LOT OF SPEAKERS HERE THIS MORNING.

UH, LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

UH, I'M GONNA ASK THE CLERK TO CALL THE SPEAKERS.

UM, THEY HAVE ASKED TO DO THAT.

MAKES IT EASIER FOR THEM IF THEY DO THE CALLING.

SO I'M FINE WITH THAT.

I THINK WE HAVE TWO SPEAKERS INSIDE HERE THAT NEEDED AN INTERPRETER.

LIKE WE HAVE ONE SPEAKER REMOTELY THAT NEEDS AN INTERPRETER.

UH, SO WE'LL CALL THOSE THREE FIRST, IF THAT WORKS AND THEN WE'LL CALL THE BALANCE OF THE SPEAKERS THAT ARE HERE IN PERSON.

AND THEN WE WILL GO TO THOSE THAT ARE REMOTE.

AGAIN, EVERYBODY HAS TWO MINUTES, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE SPEAKING TO ITEM NUMBER 16 AND ITEM NUMBER 33, BECAUSE BOTH OF THOSE ARE GOING TO BE POSTPONE.

THE SUBSEQUENT CONVERSATION WILL HAPPEN LATER.

DIFFERENT DAY.

THOSE PEOPLE WILL HAVE ONLY ONE MINUTE EACH.

ALRIGHT TO YOU, CLAIRE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THE FIRST SPEAKER IS JOSE.

HI, MISS AN ON-DECK IS CLAUDIA DOMINGEZ.

AND IF YOU HAVE, UH, IF YOU HAVE NUMBERS THAT THEY'VE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, IF YOU COULD TELL US THAT TOO.

YES, MAY OF COURSE, THIS IS FRIED 58.

THANK YOU.

HELLO.

GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS JOSE.

HI, MISS.

WE COME HERE TO ASK FOR HELP.

'CAUSE IN THE APARTMENTS WHERE WE LEAVE RIGHT NOW.

THE APARTMENTS TO A NEW OWNER AND THIS NEW OWNER WANTS US TO EVICT US AND THE TRUTH IS THAT I UNDERSTAND HE IS THE OWNER PEDRO , BUT RIGHT NOW HERE IN AUSTIN IS MOST POSSIBLE IN CONTROLLING APPAREL.

AND THEN MARK .

IT IS EASIER TO FIND A PEARL, A C PEARL THAN AN APARTMENT C.

THERE ARE APARTMENTS OR THEY'RE TOO EXPENSIVE.

THEY ASK FOR TOO MANY REQUIREMENTS.

HE IS THE PUT A LITTLE UPON DAMIEN CORONA VIRUS IN DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

AND BECAUSE OF PERSONNEL, IN MY PERSONAL CASE, I GOT SICK AND I SPENT A YEAR SICK, SICK DUE TO THE CORONER BUREAU VIRUS.

PEDRO LAST COMPANY AS I WAS IN , BUT THANKFULLY THE AUSTIN, UH, LAWS, UH, I'LL JUST INTERRUPT HIS COMPANY.

AUSTIN, TRAVIS COUNTY HELPED ME PAY FOR GRANT FOCUSED ON FAIRMONT BECAUSE I WAS SICK.

WE'RE NOT BUT JUST A PERSONAL AT THIS PERSON THAT WANTS US TO EVICT US NOISE OR LESS COSTS US VN FOUR K.

OKAY.

NO SEVERE A RISOTTO.

AND THE REASON WHY IS THAT HE SHOULD HAVE GIVEN US A NOTICE TO MAKE A MEETING WITH US, EITHER SEE THE MOST AND TELL US, HEY, I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU SOME TIME AND MAYBE SOME HELP.

AND HE WOULD BE SAVING, UH, ALL OF THIS, BUT HE DID IT ON HIS WAY.

WELL, BUDDIES HE'S WRITING, FOCUS MIA, BUT BECAUSE IF I AM THE OWNER OF A PROPERTY WHILE I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT, BECAUSE IT IS, I AM THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY, THAT ALL , BUT IN THE UNITED STATES, THERE IS JUSTICE.

IT'S THE .

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AND WE WANT TO SEE IF YOU CAN HELP US.

WITH THE PACKAGE.

HOW DO YOU CALL RE RELOCATE WELL LOCATION AND, AND SOME WE'LL, YOU KNOW, AND I'LL GO DO THAT WITH SOME HELP.

SO IT GAVE ME CUSTOMER PERSONNEL, BECAUSE IN MY PERSONAL CASE, YOUR JOKE WITH ARMY, MY MA I TAKE CARE OF MY MOTHER AND SHE'S ALMOST 70 YEARS OLD.

EQUALLY.

AND HE FEELS REALLY BAD.

YOU KNOW, HE, I FEAR THE FACT TO THINK THAT MY GOD, I'M GONNA END UP LIVING UNDER A BRIDGE.

RIGHT NOW, I'M NOT REALLY WORKING.

REQUIRES LEFT SOMETHING IN THE HEART.

SORRY.

TIME'S UP? YEAH.

W ESTABLISHED AND DUE TO THE FACT THAT THINKING ABOUT MY MOTHER DISTRESSED, THAT I'M HAVING ABOUT THINKING THAT I'M GOING TO BE EVICTED, THAT I DON'T HAVE MONEY THERE.

AND I'M ALWAYS STRESSED DUE TO THAT.

I HAVE ENDED UP IN THE HOSPITAL.

WITH AMBULANCE WITH THE SIDE EFFECTS.

OF COURSE YOU MUST.

IN MORE WITH WHAT WE ARE HAVING TO DEAL WITH RIGHT NOW.

CLAUDIA DOMINGO'S ITEM 58 AND UP NEXT MARCIELLA PROCESS.

OKAY.

UM, HELLO.

GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS CLELIA DOMINGEZ I'VE BEEN IN TEXAS FOR 32 YEARS.

UM, LOCAL.

WORRY ABOUT WHAT THE NEW OWNER IS DOING ESD AND YOU STRESSING ME OUT THE LITTLE TIME THAT HE'S GIVING US TO GET OUT OF THE APARTMENT.

AND I HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO IS 14 YEARS OLD AND WHAT I'M ASKING YOU GUYS IS TO HELP US GET MORE TIME IN ORDER TO MOVE OUT, BUT IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO MOVE OUR THINGS, BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS GOING REALLY FAST.

ESCUELA.

AND MY DAUGHTER, I'M WORRIED ABOUT MY DAUGHTER BECAUSE SHE'S GETTING VERY STRESSED OUT ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH HER SCHOOL.

IT .

AND I WANT HER TO BE CALLED, UM, AND I REALLY NEED MORE TIME TO MOVE.

ALL THAT I HAVE TO SAY.

MARCIO.

IT CAUSES OKAY.

HELLO.

GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS MARICELLA EXPERIENCE YET.

THE IN SANTA FE.

AND I CAME HERE TO TELL YOU MY EXPERIENCE OF HOW IT FELT TO LEAVE ALL THIS YEARS IN THE APARTMENT CENTER.

FAIR APARTMENT I'VE BEEN LIVING THERE FOR 10 YEARS.

AND I HAVE A SON WHO IS AUTISTIC UM, OUT OF THE BLUE ONE DAY, UH, CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ARRIVED AND BESIDE ON, UH AND THEY STARTED TAKING THE CABINETS, THE BATHTUB IN THE SINK OF MY NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR

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ELP.

SO IN OUT OF THE BLUE, THEY STARTED TEARING DOWN WALLS AND FLOORS.

I SEE IN THE MAKING A LOT OF NOISE E FOR CONSEQUENCES, MI HO .

AND AS A CONSEQUENCE, MY SON COMPLAINED A LOT OF SUFFERING, A LOT OF HEADACHES HE WOULD COVER HIS EARS AND WOULD SAY, MOM, IT HURTS.

IT HURTS A LOT.

HE WOULD SCREAM AND CRY AND ME OUT OF DESPERATION, WHAT I DID IS THAT I TOOK HIM OUT TO WALK OUTSIDE BUT THIS MAN AND DOING THEIR JOB WAY TOO LATE AT NIGHT IT WAS A VERY TERRIBLE DAY.

IS VERY SAD TO LEAVE THAT WAY.

AVISO BECAUSE WE NEVER GOT A NOTIFICATION IN AND WE WERE NOT IN, WE'RE NOT READY TO MOVE OUT TO ANOTHER APARTMENT.

MY SON WILL BE THE MOST EFFECTED, SO MANY CHANGES BECAUSE HE , HE WILL CHANGE.

IT IS A NEW HOUSE.

AND THE, UH, SPECIALIST OF AUTISM THAT HE HAS TOLD ME THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE AFFECTED VERY MUCH.

LET'S GO WITH THIS CHANGES AND THIS COULD COMPLICATE EVEN MORE.

HE'S CONDITIONED AS A MOTHER.

THIS WORRIES ME A LOT.

AND THIS IS WHY I'M ASKING.

PLEASE, PLEASE CONSIDER THE NEW ORDINANCE OF REAL RELOCATION, PLEASE, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPANISH SPEAKER IS REMOTE NOVIA CASTILLO ITEM 59.

WHEN ARE WE HERE? WELL, GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS NUVIA CASTILLO I LIVE IN THE FOURTH FLOOR AND I APPROVED THE INTERPRETER HAS A HARD TIME LISTENING TO THE SPEAKER.

CAN SOMEBODY INCREASE THE VOLUME PLEASE? SO I LIVE IN THE DISTRICT NUMBER FOUR AND I APPROVE, AND I SUPPORT THE, UH, PROPOSAL 54 UM, SO SORRY.

INTERPRETER HAS A VERY HARD TIME.

I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHERE SHE WORKS.

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO ASK HER, PLEASE? TO SPEAK HIGHER? OKAY.

I WORK AS A PERSON THAT DRIVES AROUND BRINGING GROCERIES, BUT I INTERPRETED, CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE REST OF THIS SENTENCE.

I'M SO SHE SAID SHE'S WITH KAVA GO AUSTIN, VAMOS AUSTIN, OR SHE'S WITH GABA GO AUSTIN PROCEDURE FOR, I THINK PART OF THE ISSUE MAY BE THAT THE SOUND IS RESONATING BACK THERE.

IT MIGHT ACTUALLY BE CLEARER IF YOU WERE UP HERE.

SO WHY DON'T YOU COME UP AND SIT HERE.

I WILL.

YOU CAN JOIN US ON THE COUNCIL.

WELL, WE'LL CALL SOME REALLY QUICK VOTES HERE.

I WILL SIT NEXT TO MICROPHONES ON AND JUST TURN IT OFF WHEN YOU'RE OKAY.

SAY THAT AGAIN.

I'M SORRY.

THIS IS THE MICROPHONE AND WE'LL JUST TURN IT OFF WHEN YOU'RE DONE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SEE YOUR PORTFOLIO.

OKAY.

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TYPICALLY AROUND HONG KONG.

OH, I WORK WITH AUSTIN IN COLLABORATION WITH URBAN ROOTS.

MAY I ALLOWED ME TO RECONNECT WITH A LOT OF RESIDENTS.

UM, THE LIVING AREA THAT THEY HAVE FOOD AND, UH, THEY ARE NOT, THEY DON'T KNOW IF THEY CAN RECEIVE FOOD INSECURITY.

IN MANY OF THESE RESIDENTS, DEPEND OF GROCERY STORES THAT ARE LOCATED IN THE CORNERS OR A $1 STORES.

IF WE HAD BALLS THAT WOULD GO AROUND THE COMMUNITIES BUSES THE USE OF THE STRONG PARTITION WILL HELP ALL THOSE RESIDENTS TO HAVE HEALTHY FOOD IN A CLOSER REACH, OUT EASIER WAY TO GET HEALTHY FOOD.

THIS COULD HELP MORE RESIDENTS IF THEY HAVE A POINT OF DISTRIBUTION CLOSER TO THEM, YOU GOT IN A PLACE TO MEET THE RESIDENTS.

IN ORDER FOR THEM TO GET FOOD.

EILEEN WELCOME.

ALSO PREGNANT TOGGLES AS WELL AS GROCERY STORES AND FOOD BANKS.

WEIRDOS AS WELL AS PLACES WHERE THEY CAN GROW THEIR FOOD.

AND THE LOCAL FORM FORMS LIKE ORBAN ROOTS.

I CAN .

WE HAVE TO REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THOSE COMMUNITIES LIKE MY OWN AND THE COMMUNITIES OF OTHER RESIDENTS.

BY THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE FOOD INSECURITIES AND THEY DO NOT HAVE EASY ACCESS TO A HEALTHY FOOD.

ONE MORE TIME.

I AM SUPPORTING THE 59 PER THE PROPOSAL, 59.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

INTERPRETER, RETURNING TO IN-PERSON SPEAKERS.

THE NEXT SEVERAL ARE FOR ITEM 16.

SO SPEAKING ON THE MERITS OF POSTPONEMENT, WILLIAM WEBB UP NEXT, PAUL ROBBINS, EITHER SPEAKER HERE, PAUL, COME ON UP.

WHO'S ON DECK ALEX STRINGER.

THANK YOU.

UH, MAYOR, BEFORE I START, I HAVE, I TRY TO BE RESPONSIBLE WHEN I SPEAK ON ITEMS AND I HAVE ASKED NUMEROUS TIMES FOR A COUPLE SIMPLE QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL AND THE CITY HAS NOT ANSWERED IT.

UH, SIMPLY PUT, UH, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL INCOME QUALIFIED PEOPLE,

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OR IF IT'S AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT OR IF IT'S A LOTTERY, HOW ARE THESE PEOPLE BEING SELECTED? OKAY.

KIMBALL, WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT QUESTION IS ANSWERED BEFORE WE VOTE.

UM, SO BEFORE, ALL RIGHT, LET ME GIVE YOU MY ONE MINUTE.

I THINK, I THINK THE ANSWER IS THAT AT THIS POINT, THAT HASN'T BEEN DETERMINED BECAUSE THE CITY STAFF WAS ASKING FOR THE AUTHORITY TO BE ABLE TO ENGAGE WITH THE VENDOR, UH, THE, THE, THE PROVIDER WHO HELPED WITH THE RISE PROGRAM TO BE ABLE TO ESTABLISH, I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY IT CAN'T BE EVERYBODY WHO, WHO MIGHT WANT IT.

THERE'S SO FEW SPOTS.

OKAY.

UM, IN MY BRIEF MINUTE, PLEASE START THE TIMER.

EVERYONE ON THIS DAY IS KNOWS THAT I'VE BEEN CHALLENGING.

AUSTIN, ENERGY'S IRRESPONSIBLE AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT PROGRAM FOR UTILITY CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE.

IN SOME CASES, THE UTILITY ENROLLS, WEALTHY PEOPLE INTO A PROGRAM MEANT TO HELP THE POOR ON THEIR UTILITY BILLS.

UH, IF THESE FAMILIES ARE INDEED BEING INCOME QUALIFIED IN THIS NEW PROGRAM, WILL YOU HAVE A DOUBLE STANDARD? ON THE ONE HAND, YOU WILL HAVE AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM OF ABOUT $1 MILLION WITH TIGHT ENROLLMENT SCREENS ON THE OTHER.

YOU'LL HAVE A FLAGSHIP PROGRAM WITH A BUDGET OF $19 MILLION THAT IS SOMETIMES ENROLLING PEOPLE THAT OWN MANSIONS AND MULTIPLE PROPERTIES, UH, TO SUMMARIZE, UH, NO DOUBLE STANDARDS.

YOU NEED TO INCOME QUALIFY PARTICIPANTS IN BOTH OF THESE PROGRAMS. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

DIDN'T QUITE ADDRESS THE QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD POSTPONE THE MATTER IF THAT'S THE QUESTION BEFORE THE COUNCIL TODAY HERE ON ITEM NUMBER 16, IT'S BEEN MOVED TO POSTPONE THIS ITEM FOR TWO WEEKS UNTIL NEXT WEEK.

UM, MR. STRINGER, I THINK YOU'RE THE NEXT SPEAKER.

AND YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ON WHETHER OR NOT THERE SHOULD BE POSTPONED.

UM, GOOD MORNING GUYS.

UM, I'D LIKE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, YOU GUYS ARE REALLY GOOD AT SPENDING MONEY THAT YOU DON'T HAVE.

SO WHY NOT USE THAT MONEY TO GIVE, TO OPPRESS MINORITIES? AND, YOU KNOW, AS A JEW, I AM THE MOST DEPRESSED PERSON HERE.

SO PAY ME AND YEAH.

YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE THEY TALK ABOUT, OH, WE'VE GOT TO FIX THE ROADS.

WE'VE GOT TO CLEAN UP THE, THE POTHOLES.

WELL, YOU'RE A RACIST AND YOU MAY AS WELL HAVE BEEN STORMING THE CAPITOL WITH THOSE Q AND ONS ON JANUARY SIX.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO SPEAK THIS WAY, BUT I DIGRESS.

WE DO NEED RULES.

AND IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR UBI, YOU NEED TO BE UP TO DATE ON ALL YOUR VACCINES AND YOU SHOULD ALSO NOT BE ALLOWED TO CRITICIZE THE GOVERNMENT IN ANY CAPACITY.

FURTHERMORE, YOUR UBI SHOULD BE CONNECTED TO A CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY SO THAT WE CAN REALLY ENSURE THAT YOU ARE COMPLIANT WITH THIS NEW WORLD ORDER THAT WE ARE TRYING TO CREATE BECAUSE WE ARE A PROGRESSIVE CITY, NONE OF THIS BITCOIN STUFF, GUYS.

ANYWAY, LISTEN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UM, THIS IS NOT OUR MONEY.

IT IS YOUR MONEY, STEVE.

WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT.

THANK YOU.

WE NEED YOU BI PAY ME FOR THE POSTPARTUM ON 16, DON ZIMMERMAN UP NEXT FOR ITEM 59.

ERICA RAYEZ.

MR. ZIMMERMAN, ARE YOU HERE? DO YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO THE POSTPONEMENT NEXT SPEAKER? OKAY.

ERICA REYES ITEM 59 UP NEXT.

MONICA GUZMAN.

YEAH.

GOOD MORNING.

I MADE HE GARAY IS FOOD JUSTICE LEAD ORGANIZER FOR GO AUSTIN, VAMOS AUSTIN.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK ON SUPPORTING ITEM 59.

WE SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION, CONNECTING TRANSIT DEPENDENT RESIDENTS TO ROUTES, TAKING THEM TO GROCERY STORES, FOOD PANTRIES, FARMER'S MARKETS, COMMUNITY GARDENS, AND LOCAL FARMS LIKE URBAN ROOTS.

WE ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY THAT HAS ALREADY DONE FOOD MAPPING WITH INCLUSION OF RESIDENT LEADERS WHO AREN'T DIRECTLY IMPACTED BY FOOD INSECURITY.

WE ARE AWARE OF THE CIRCULATOR PILOT IN GEORGIA AND ACRES.

THIS IN OTHER TRANSIT DESERT COMMUNITIES WILL BENEFIT FROM NEIGHBORHOOD CIRCULATORS, SUPPORTING RESIDENTS ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD OPTIONS.

AUSTIN, EASTER CRESCENT COMMUNITIES ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY FOOD INSECURITY AND OFTEN HAVE LIMITED ACCESS TO FRESH FRUITS, WHICH LEADS COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO RELY ON CORNER AND DOLLAR STORES WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE AND CHEAP, FAST FOOD, FAST FOODS THAT CONTAIN LITTLE NUTRITIONAL VALUE.

PRIORITIZING THE HEALTH OF THESE COMMUNITIES AND BRINGING DOWN THE HISTORICAL SYSTEMIC RACISM.

FUELING FOOD INSECURITY IS LONG OVERDUE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MONICA GUZMAN.

SPEAKING ON SEVERAL ITEMS FOLLOWING WILL BE ITEM 33 FOR CHRIS FINITO.

YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES.

UH, GOOD MORNING.

I'M MONICA GUZMAN POLICY DIRECTOR AT GUEVARA

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GO AUSTIN, VAMOS AUSTIN, AND A DISTRICT FOUR RESIDENT.

A QUICK NOTE ABOUT ITEM 58.

THANK YOU FOR ADDING THE REPAIR SERVICES.

I REALLY THINK COUNCIL SHOULD EXPAND IT EVEN FURTHER.

AND I CAN GIVE AN EXAMPLE IN DISTRICT FOUR, WE HAVE A LOT OF MOTELS ALONG THE INTERSTATE, AND ONE OF THEM A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WAS PURCHASED TO BE REVAMPED INTO AN APARTMENT COMPLEX.

IT DID NOT TRIGGER FOR THE RELOCATION ASSISTANCE.

LUCKILY I WAS AT A NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING WHEN THE QUESTION CAME UP BECAUSE I WAS PART OF THE WORKFORCE GROUP THAT HELPED DEVELOP THAT POLICY.

I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH THE DEVELOPER REP AND THE DEVELOPER MADE IT HAPPEN VOLUNTARILY.

SO I WOULD REALLY LIKE YOU TO CONSIDER, INCLUDING THOSE KINDS OF TRIGGERS.

WE HAVE RESIDENTS WHO LIVE IN MOTELS.

SO WHEN THEY ARE REDEVELOPED INTO SOMETHING ELSE, ANYTHING ELSE THEY ARE JUST OUT OF LUCK REGARDING ITEM 16.

WE'VE HEARD YOU ALL ACKNOWLEDGE.

RESIDENT'S STRUGGLING.

SPEAKING ABOUT RISING COST OF LIVING IN AUSTIN, WANTING TO ENSURE AUSTIN IS NOT A PLAYGROUND FOR THE RICH.

THERE'S NO REASON TO DELAY THIS FOR LEGAL REASONS.

AS UP TOGETHER AS PLATFORM HAS A PROVEN RECORD OF COLLECTING QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE DATA POINTS THAT DEMONSTRATE POSITIVE OUTCOMES, ALL OF WHICH CAN BE DEMONSTRATED AS BENEFICIAL TO PUBLIC INTEREST, HOUSING, EARLY CHILDCARE, EDUCATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHCARE, AND PREVENTATIVE ACTIVITIES.

THEY ARE ALL SOCIAL DETERMINANTS IN WHICH YOU ARE IN AS COUNCIL INVEST IN THE GENERAL BUDGET.

WE HAVE THE DATA, WE HAVE A TRACK RECORD.

THE METRICS ARE NOT HARD TO SET AND CLARIFY.

PEOPLE NEED HELP.

NOW WE URGE YOU TO SUPPORT THIS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SEVERAL SPEAKERS WILL BE SPEAKING ON THE MERITS OF POSTPONEMENT FOR ITEM 33.

THE FIRST IS CHRIS OFF JUANITO AND THEN DANIEL CABLE MEN.

OKAY.

EITHER OF THOSE FOLKS WANT TO SPEAK TO THE POSTPONEMENT QUESTION, NOT THE MERITS OF THE ISSUE, BUT WHETHER OR NOT THERE SHOULD BE POSTPONED.

WHERE'S YOUR NAME CALLED? COME ON ONE UP BY THE WAY, UH, COLLEAGUES IN PUBLIC ITEM, NUMBER 30, WHICH WAS THE AUSTIN HOUSING PUBLIC FACILITY CORPORATION ITEM HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN BY STAFF.

UH, WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE DOCUMENTATION OR INFORMATION MATERIALS WE NEED.

SO ITEM NUMBER 30 IS BEING POSTPONE OR BEING RATHER IT'S BEING WITHDRAWN.

UM, SO THERE'S NO ACTION TAKEN ON THAT TODAY.

SO IT'D BE NO SPEAKERS ON ITEM NUMBER 30.

GO AHEAD, SIR.

MAYOR ADLER, UH, ALTAR COUNSEL.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

AUSTIN IS IN THE MIDST OF A SEVERE HOUSING CRISIS.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK AGAINST A POSTPONEMENT OF THE DISCUSSION AND VOTE ON THE VMU TWO ORDINANCE AND ASK THAT COUNCIL MEMBERS ACT SOONER RATHER THAN LATER ON HOUSING POLICY.

IF DONE, IF DONE RIGHT WITH BI-RITE DEVELOPMENT, NO PARKING AND NO COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

THIS COULD ADD MANY UNITS.

THE POSTPONEMENT TODAY IS A CHOICE TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO.

IF YOU AGREE WITH THE IDEA THAT THE CITY SHOULD PRIORITIZE CLIMATE CHANGE AND COMPACT CITIES, UH, WE TOOK A LOOK AT THE CENSUS DATA IN BETWEEN 2010 AND 2020, ABOUT 480 PEOPLE A MONTH HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LIVE IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

IF WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HALF OF THE REGIONAL GROWTH IN THE CITY, THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES TO DELAY.

THERE'VE BEEN MANY YEARS OF MEETING WITH THE COMMUNITY AND INCUMBENT HOMEOWNERS.

I AM HERE AS A COMMUNITY MEMBER TO TELL YOU THAT WHAT IS NEEDED IS NOT MORE MEETINGS.

WHAT IS NEEDED IS NOT MORE DELAYS.

WHAT IS NEEDED IS URGENT ACTION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSING CRISIS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, JAY CROSSLEY, AND THEN JUDAH RICE ALSO ON ITEMS POSTPONEMENT FOR 33, THE THREE, IF I WERE TO SPEAK TO THE POST VOMIT.

ALRIGHT, NEXT SPEAKERS.

OKAY.

A FEW MORE AGAIN ON THE POSTPONE.

I'M 33.

KYLIN MENNA PACE.

MARIO CANTU.

THE MORNING MAYOR, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS AND STAFF.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME UP HERE.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT I AM FRANKLY, AGAINST THE DECISION TO POSTPONE THE VMU, UH, ITEM 33.

AND THIS IS MAINLY BECAUSE IT'S VERY EVIDENT THAT THE DEMAND FOR HOUSING IS GOING UP AND THE SUPPLY IS NOT MEETING THE, UH, THAT, UH, THAT DEMAND.

AND WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW IS THAT, UM, AS THIS GAP IS GETTING LARGER, IT'S AFFECTING FIRST, THE LOW INCOME FAMILIES THAT AREN'T ABLE TO AFFORD THE HIGH HIKING UP PRICES, UM, DUE TO THE SEPARATION OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND AS WELL AS MANY OF OUR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE GRADUATES WHO HAVE TO MAKE THAT CHOICE TO WHETHER

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WHO LIVE IN THE CITY AS IT'S GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE, UM, OR TO MOVE OUT.

BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE'RE HERE RIGHT NOW AND WE WANT TO MAKE THESE BIG CHANGES TO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

WE ABLE TO, UM, PREVENT THAT GAP FROM GETTING THE LARGER GREG ANDERSON, ZACHARY FAT-ASS ANYBODY HERE TO SPEAK? OKAY, HANG ON.

OH, NO, SORRY.

GO AHEAD, GREG.

CLARIO CONTINUE WITH NEXT.

GOOD MORNING COUNCIL.

THIS NEEDS TO BE POSTPONED.

UM, THE REASON WHY IS, UH, AN KITCHEN MAYOR ADLER, KATHY TOVO AND PO YOU'RE NOT Y'ALL ARE Y'ALL ARE EXPERIENCED IN THIS, YOU KNOW, YOU Y'ALL HAVE WORKED ON CODE NEXT.

I WAS AROUND WITH CODE NEXT, WHEN IT WAS A MILLION DOLLARS, WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

I THINK A WHILE AGO, YOU JUST HEARD FROM SOMEONE THAT JUST MENTIONED THAT THERE WERE FOR IT.

AND THERE'S A LOT OF IFS.

I HEARD THE WORD IFS, WHAT WE'RE AT THE FC AGAIN.

AND, UH, W WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE GOING TO ACTUALLY REALLY HAVE SOME AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THIS, UH, SPEAKER NUMBER ONE, THAT WAS UP HERE.

IT'S THE SAME STORY THAT I HEAR OVER AND OVER.

AND THEN PAUL TALKED ABOUT ENERGY.

THESE ARE ISSUES THAT ARE ONGOING.

UM, THERE WAS A COUNCIL MEMBER THAT WAS HERE ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO THAT HAD A, THERE WAS A LITTLE UPSET ABOUT AN APPLICANT NOT COMING INTO HER, HER AREA AND NOT BEING NOTIFIED ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON.

AND YOU KNOW, THAT WASN'T RIGHT.

AND THAT'S RESPECTABLE.

WELL, THERE'S A LOT OF CITIZENS HERE IN AUSTIN THAT FEEL THE SAME WAY, AND SO RESPECT US AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. ANDERSON.

HEY, MAYOR COUNCIL.

SO WE JUST HEARD FROM A SPEAKER WHO SHARED THAT IS EASIER TO FIND A C PEARL THAN IT IS APARTMENT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

WE SEE THE NEWS MEDIA AND FAMILY OF FOUR PRICE, OR THEIR MFI IS UP 11.5% IN ONE YEAR PRICES OF THE AVERAGE MEDIAN FAMILY HOME OVER 600,000.

IT JUST DOESN'T REALLY FEEL LIKE WE HAVE THE LUXURY OF TIME.

VMU CURRENTLY IS PRODUCING A FRACTION OF WHAT IT COULD.

IF WE VALUED HOUSING OVER FEAR OF CHANGE.

HOUSING IS NEVER INCOMPATIBLE WITH HOUSING.

PLEASE TAKE THE HARD VOTES AND PLEASE LET'S NOT WATCH MORE HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS GET PRICED OUT OF AUSTIN.

THANK YOU.

AFTER MR. ANDERSON, ZACHARY FAT-ASS AND THEN JONATHAN.

SO SPI STILL ON ITEM 33 FOR THE POSTPONEMENT.

OKAY.

ARE THEY HERE TO SPEAK? OKAY.

THANKS SPEAKER.

AND THE FINAL ONE FOR POSTPONEMENT ON 33 IS A RICK CREDO BACH.

THAT'S GREAT ABOUT Q HERE.

OKAY.

GO TO THE NEXT ONE.

OKAY.

MOVING ON TO ITEM 58, SANDRA BROWN AND THEN EDWIN ALVARADO.

HI, GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS SANDRA BROWN.

I LIVE IN SANTA FE APARTMENTS.

I'VE BEEN LIVING HERE IN THESE APARTMENTS FOR A YEAR NOW.

WE'VE BEEN HAVING INSTRUCTED THAT WE HAVE TO BE EVICTED IN VACATE, SORRY.

THE PROPERTY ASAP.

THAT'S AN IMPOSSIBLE TO INVOCATE ON SUCH SHORT NOTICE.

DUE TO TWO, WE ALL HAVE FAMILIES WHO WORK AND CHILDREN'S WHO ATTEND IN THIS AREA.

WE REQUESTED TO MEET WITH THE NEW OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY WITHOUT CSS BEING WITHOUT THESE NEEDING ON A DAILY BASIS, SUCH AS HOT WATER AIR CONDITIONERS HAS PUT A MAJOR DENT IN OUR POCKET.

AUSTIN CODE ENFORCEMENT HAS COME OUT AND HAD INSTRUCTED THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS THAT THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED TO WORK WITHOUT PERMIT WORK PERMIT, WHICH HAS CONTINUE TO HAPPEN.

EVEN THOUGH THERE, THEY WERE TOLD NOT TO, THIS IS WHY WE'RE ASKING FOR MORE TIME AND TO FIND A PLACEMENT FOR OUR FAMILIES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

EDWIN ALPHA RADO AND THEN SAS, SAS, COME OUT NOW.

SKI.

ARE THEY HERE TO SPEAK WITH US TODAY?

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OKAY.

FIRST SPEAKERS DOT.

SECOND ONE IS, COME ON DOWN.

THIS IS ITEM 58.

YES.

UH, ITEM 58.

MY NAME IS SASS.

MY PRONOUNS ARE THEY THEM? AND I AM SPEAKING ON ITEM NUMBER 58.

I'M A TENANT OF CLAYTON LANE APARTMENTS AND JOINED THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF CLAYTON LANE IN SANTA FE.

UH, LET ME GET THIS SIGN IN THE CAMERA.

NICE.

UM, ASSOCIATION ABOUT A MONTH AGO, A TENANTS ASSOCIATION ABOUT A MONTH AGO WHEN PATRICK DUKE BOUGHT OUR SISTER APARTMENT COMPLEXES WITH ABOUT 80 UNITS, COMMUNICATION WAS SPARSE AND UNCLEAR GIVEN THE ENVIRONMENT THIS HAPPENED IN, INCLUDING THAT EVERY TENANT HAD ALREADY BEEN TRANSITIONED TO MONTH-TO-MONTH CONTRACTS.

WE COLLECTIVELY FEARED THE WORST, UH, THAT WE WOULD BE PUSHED OUT OF OUR APARTMENTS SO THEY COULD BE DEMOLISHED AS IT TURNS OUT WE WERE RIGHT.

AND INSTEAD OF MEETING WITH US TO WORK OUT THE DETAILS AND OFFER A REASONABLE RELOCATION PACKAGE, PATRICK DUKE HAS CONTINUED HIS STREAK OF BULLYING THOSE WITH LESS POWER AND SKIRTING AROUND THE LAW.

UH, PATRICK'S DO PATRICK DUKE'S COMPANY HAS LONG SINCE BEGUN DEMOLITION WORK ON ABOUT A DOZEN UNITS WITHOUT APPROVED PERMITS, TEARING UP FLOORS AND DRYWALL.

THE WASTE IS BEING TOSSED OVER BALCONIES AND TO OVERSIZE DUMPSTERS AND OUR PARKING LOTS ARE COM.

UH, OUR COMPLEX HAS TURNED INTO A DEBRIS FIELD FOR MY NEIGHBOR'S CHILDREN TO PLAY IN.

THIS HAS ALL BEEN COMPLIMENTED BY EXTENDED HOT WATER, SHUT OFFS AND INTERNET DISRUPTIONS.

WE ARE LIVING IN AN ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION ZONE, RISKING OUR SAFETY AND HEALTH JUST TO BE ON THE PROPERTY A WHILE.

IT SEEMS THAT HE'S GOTTEN AWAY WITH THIS BEFORE IT ENDS HERE.

TODAY, WE ARE HERE TO ADVOCATE FOR CLARIFICATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF AUSTIN'S EXISTING RELOCATION ORDINANCE TO PROTECT TENANTS.

FROM WHAT I'VE DESCRIBED, WE'VE ATTEMPTED TO NEGOTIATE WITH PATRICK DUKE IN GOOD FAITH, BUT HE IS DISMISSED US AS QUOTE, THOSE PEOPLE, AVOIDING OUR REQUESTS TO MEET WITH HIM AND ILLEGALLY RETALIATED THROUGH HARASSMENT FROM MANAGEMENT AND NOTICES TO VACATE.

WE ASKED THE COUNCIL TO SUPPORT THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT, NOT JUST TO COVER OUR CURRENT SITUATION, WHICH THE ORDINANCE SHOULD ALREADY APPLY TO, BUT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION TO PROTECT TENANTS ALL OVER AUSTIN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND THE LAST IN-PERSON SPEAKER FOR ITEM 58 IS JASMANI WILLIAMS. YES.

MAYBE JUST REAL QUICK.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF THE TENANTS THAT CAME TO CITY CALL TODAY, BOTH FOR THE PRESS CONFERENCE AND TO TESTIFY.

UH, I KNOW THAT THEY'RE ALL TAKING TIME FROM WORK AND FROM, YOU KNOW, KIDS AND SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES, AND IT'S DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO DO THAT.

I JUST WANT TO SAY HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE THAT.

TEST DIFFICULT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

NEXT BIGGER.

OKAY.

MOVING TO THE REMOTE SPEAKERS WE HAVE.

PATHWELL TREY IS SPEAKING ON ITEM TWO.

UM, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

CAN Y'ALL HEAR ME OKAY? YES, WE CAN.

THANK YOU.

UM, MY NAME IS PAT BUS TODAY AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT NINE.

I AM SOON TO LIVE IN DISTRICT THREE DUE TO REDISTRICTING.

I AM HERE TO SPEAK ON ITEM TWO, UM, WHICH I DON'T HAVE A POSITION ON, UM, BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW THAT MUCH ABOUT IT.

WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT IS, WELL, FIRST LET ME SAY THAT ITEM TWO IS RELATED TO A $65,000 GRANT FOR TESTING CATS FOR SARS COV TWO.

AND I AM IN FAVOR OF THE CITY ACCEPTING A $65,000 GRANT FOR THE ANIMAL SHELTER.

UM, AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT'S BEEN WHAT THIS GRANT IS SUPPOSED TO TEST CATS FOR AND WHETHER THE WAY THE GRANT WAS WRITTEN AS THE BEST USE OF MONEY.

SO WHAT I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT IS THAT THIS ITEM, UM, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL, AND I LISTENED TO ALL THE ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING WAS NOT DISCUSSED AT AN ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING, DID NOT HAVE, UM, GIVE THE PUBLIC AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS OR TO SPEAK ON IT.

UM, SO I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST THAT IN THE FUTURE, WHEN ITEMS COME BEFORE CITY COUNCIL FOR A VOTE ON AN ANIMAL ISSUE, THAT, UM, THERE'LL BE A QUESTION AS TO WHETHER IT WAS DISCUSSED IN A PUBLIC FORUM, SUCH AS THE ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION OR ANOTHER PUBLIC FORUM.

MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE REASON WE HAVE AN ANIMAL ADVISORY COULD HAVE, UM, INPUT ON CITY FUNDING AND CITY POLICIES RELATED TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER.

THIS IS NOW THE THIRD TIME THAT, UH, AN ISSUE IS COMING BEFORE COUNCIL WITH VERY LITTLE PUBLIC INPUT, VERY LITTLE PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT IT'S EVEN ABOUT.

AND I DO WANT TO COMMEND, UM,

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COUNCIL MEMBER VENICE FOR, UH, RECENTLY APPOINTING A VETERINARIAN TO SERVE ON THE ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION.

I AM HOPING THAT WITH, WITH HER ADDITION AND OTHERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY ON THERE, UM, RECENTLY THAT WILL HAVE BEEN ADDED RECENTLY, WE WILL HAVE MORE BALANCED ON THE COMMISSION ABOUT VARIOUS EVOLUTIONS THAT NEED TO BE DISCUSSED IN PARTICULAR.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US TODAY.

CHRIS HARRIS FOR THE POSTPONEMENT OF 16 GOOD MORNING, CHRIS HARRIS DIRECTOR WOULD PROBABLY BE AT THE AUSTIN JUSTICE COALITION.

UH, I LIVE IN DISTRICT NINE.

UM, I'M CALLING INTO, UH, OPPOSE THE DELAY OF ITEM 16 AND ULTIMATELY SUPPORT ITEM 16.

UM, THE PROGRAM IN STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA, UH, WHICH SERVED 125 FAMILIES, $500 A MONTH OR TWO YEARS, UM, WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS.

UH, 37% OF THE MONEY WENT TO FOOD.

22% WENT TO HOME GOODS CLOSED 10% WENT TO AUTO COSTS AND 11% WENT TO UTILITIES.

THIS IS SORELY NEEDED IN OUR RAPIDLY MORE EXPENSIVE CITY, ESPECIALLY FOR FOLKS, UH, IN THE PORTS COMMUNITIES.

THIS CANNOT DELAY ANY FURTHER.

AND, AND REALLY, UM, I'M, I'M REALLY DISAPPOINTED IN THOSE SUPPORTING THE BACK BAY REQUESTS WHERE A DELAY FROM THE MOST CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF HIS BIAS, WHO IDEOLOGICALLY DOES NOT SUPPORT THIS.

AND YOU KNOW THAT, UM, THIS IS THE THING THAT INEFFECTUAL LIBERALS DO OVER AND OVER TO NOT ONLY MAINTAIN OUR UNJUST STATUS QUO, BUT TO PERPETUATE PLUS COLEMAN OF 16, MARY CHISM, IT'S JASON, YOU HAVE ONE MINUTE OR TWO TO SPEAK ON POST.

YEP.

MY NAME IS MARY CHISHOLM AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT FOUR AND I WAS CALLING IN SUPPORTIVE ITEM 16, BUT AS MR. HARRIS JUST SAID, IT'S BEEN POSTPONED.

UM, WE KNOW THAT GUARANTEED INCOME REDUCES POVERTY, WHICH REDUCES CRIME, WHICH IS, UM, THE COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY'S MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS. SO I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY SHE WOULD WANT TO POSTPONE THIS, BUT AGAIN, I AM AGAINST THE POSTPONEMENT AND, UM, I AM IN SUPPORT OF ITEM 16.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AS A POINT OF CLARIFICATION, I THINK YOU MENTIONED THIS EARLIER AND I, I'VE NOT BEEN ON THE MESSAGE BOARD YET THIS MORNING.

DID YOU SAY THAT SEVERAL COLLEAGUES HAVE REQUESTED A POSTPONEMENT AND I'VE POSTED THAT WAY ON THE MESSAGE BOARD? YES.

UH, I THINK THERE WERE THREE COLLEAGUES THAT, UH, UH, CAME IN LIKE THREE OR FOUR PEOPLE REQUESTING A POSTPONEMENT.

I THINK THAT'S TRUE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT, GIVEN THE FACT THAT OUR LAST COUPLE OF SPEAKERS, UM, TALKED ABOUT JUST ONE OF OUR COLLEAGUES AGAIN ON 16 BEVERLY LOZAR HELLO, GO AHEAD.

YES.

YOU HAVE ONE MINUTE TO SPEAK ON WHETHER OR NOT YOU THINK THEY SHOULD BE POSTPONED.

UM, I AM AGAINST THE POSTPONEMENT.

I LIVE IN DISTRICT AID AND THE GUARANTEED INCOME PROGRAM WOULD BE A SPRINGBOARD FOR FAMILIES TO REACH ECONOMIC STABILITY.

SIMILAR PROGRAMS ACROSS THE US HAVE SHOWN THAT AFTER 12 MONTHS OF EXTRA INCOME FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACHIEVE A LEVEL OF STABILITY AND SAVINGS THAT ALLOW THEM TO MOVE OFF OF ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS LIKE THESE.

UH, I THINK ALL OF THE FACTS ARE PRETTY CLEAR, THE NUMBERS, EVERYTHING I READ THROUGH.

AND SO I AM AGAINST THE POSTPONEMENT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THE POSTPONEMENT OF 16 RICHARD SMITH.

GOOD MORNING.

THIS IS RICHARD SMITH.

I LIVE IN D EIGHT, UH, ON, UH, TESTIFYING IN SUPPORT OF POSTPONE OF AGENDA ITEM 16.

AND FOR THEIR RECORD, I'M OPPOSING ATTACKS ON INDIVIDUAL COUNCIL MEMBERS.

I BELIEVE THE ADDITIONAL TWO WEEKS FOR THE POSTPONEMENT WILL ALLOW TIME FOR CONSIDERATION OF COUPLE OF MATTERS.

FIRST AVAILABILITY OF PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE READY AND WILLING TO HELP THOSE ENTIRE NEED.

SECOND, A CONSIDERATION OF THE FACT WE LIVE IN A DIFFERENT WORLD THAN WHEN THE GUARANTEED INCOME POLICY

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WAS BUDGETED DUE TO RISING COSTS RELATED TO PROPERTY TAXES, COST OF GASOLINE AND PLACEMENT.

AND COUNCIL WILL BE FINE.

WE'LL BE FACING A TIGHTER BUDGET AROUND THE CORNER.

UH, LASTLY, A COUNCIL MEMBER POOL IS ABSENT TODAY.

I UNDERSTAND SHE VOTED AGAINST FUNDING.

AND SO I BELIEVE THAT POSTPONE IT IS APPROPRIATE TO ALLOW HER TO PARTICIPATE.

THANK YOU.

I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO CAME TO SPEAK TODAY ON THIS ITEM, 16, IT'LL COME BACK TO US IN TWO WEEKS AND I THINK THAT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO, UH, BECAUSE, SO WE CAN ANSWER A LOT OF, UH, QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN OUT.

I DO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE'S AN INCREDIBLY BROAD COALITION THAT HAS REACHED OUT TO US, UH, INCLUDING THE URBAN LEAGUE AND THE JUSTICE COALITION, PETS ALIVE, DISTRICT FIVE FOR BLACK VOTERS, CRIME SURVIVORS, GABA, UH, UH, SAVE OUR SPRINGS, APPLE SEATS, CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT.

THE FAIR DEFENSE PROJECT MEAN THAT HAVE ASKED US TO DO THIS.

THE WORKERS DEFENSE FOUND THE WORKERS DEFENSE ACTION.

THEY, AND I THINK THAT THEY REALLY NEED THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO REACH OUT TO THE COUNCIL OFFICES AS WELL.

UH, SO LET'S GIVE THIS A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME.

I WANT THE PUBLIC TO KNOW WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS THIS AND EXECUTIVE SESSION TODAY, UH, TO ANSWER SOME LEGAL QUESTIONS.

WE'LL COME BACK OUT TO THE DIOCESE, UH, FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS TO GIVE QUICK THOUGHTS, BUT THEN IT WILL BE POSTPONED.

UH, BUT I URGE EVERYONE TO, TO STAY, UH, IN ENGAGED.

I KNOW THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TO SO MANY PEOPLE GOT TO HAVE A KITCHEN.

UH, YES, AND I, I JUST WANT THEM, UH, SPEAKERS TO UNDERSTAND THAT A NUMBER OF US ASKED FOR, UM, POSTPONEMENT AND MYSELF INCLUDED.

UH THAT'S THAT'S NOT TOO.

UM, UH, PLEASE DON'T TAKE THAT AS A MEASURE OF HOW I, UM, FEEL ABOUT THE PROPOSAL.

UM, I THINK IT'S, WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THE PARAMETERS AROUND THE PROPOSAL AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROPOSAL, OR ARE APPROPRIATELY DONE, UH, THIS IS A LIMITED AMOUNT OF DOLLARS FOR MORE PEOPLE, AND THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE THAT NEED IT.

SO WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL AND REALLY THINK CLEARLY ABOUT HOW, HOW THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED.

SO I THINK THE ADDITIONAL TIME IS USEFUL FOR THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT SPEAKERS.

THANK YOU.

POSTPONEMENT OF 16.

I'M SORRY.

HANG ON A SECOND.

DID WE CALL YOUR NAME? NO.

OH, I W I HAD MED SIGNUPS ON DYE WAS MID REJECTED FOAM.

THIS BARBARA, WHY DON'T YOU GO AHEAD AND TALK TO THE CLERK, CALL THE NEXT SPEAKER, PLEASE.

KENT LATIC, WHICH NUMBER I'VE BEEN A RESIDENT OF BOSTON SAID 75.

I MET THIS GATE AND SOUTHWEST AUSTIN.

I AM OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSAL THAT THE PRESENT TIME, MY DAY BELIEVES THAT, UH, THERE IS SUBSTANCE TO IT.

HOWEVER, I AM OPPOSED MOSTLY TO WHAT I CONSIDER INDISCRIMINATE USE OF TAXPAYER MONEY TO SO ABOUT.

I AM WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME KIND OF AUDITING DONE ABOUT THE HOMELESS PEOPLE.

I KNOW WE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY, SPENT A LOT OF MONEY, AND WE STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANY AUDIT OF THAT PROGRAM.

AND I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF MONEY BEING SPENT THAT'S GOING ABOUT IN REGARDS TO COVID.

AND I'D LIKE TO SEE A LITTLE BIT OF AUDIT BEING DONE ABOUT THAT BEFORE WE START THROWING SOME MORE MONEY AT SOME OTHER PROGRAM BY YIELD TO THE DELAY.

AND I THANK YOU FOR HEARING ME.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

UM, OUR LAST SPEAKER TALKED ABOUT THE INVESTMENTS THAT WE'RE MAKING IN HOMELESSNESS, AND I JUST WANTED TO INVITE HIM TO TUNE IN TO SOME OF OUR PUBLIC HEALTH MEETINGS.

WE HAVE A STANDING ITEM ON EVERY PUBLIC HEALTH MEETING TO TALK ABOUT HOMELESSNESS.

AND OFTEN THAT IS LOOKING AT THE INVESTMENTS THAT WE'RE MAKING THROUGH OUR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT.

AND THERE IS LOTS OF INFORMATION THAT OUR STAFF HAVE PULLED TOGETHER ON HOW WE'RE SPENDING THE MONEY AND WHAT THE OUTCOMES HAVE BEEN BOTH OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN DOLLARS, BUT ALSO OUR CITY FUNDING.

AND AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE AUDITOR, THE CITY AUDITOR DID DO A SERIES OF AUDITS ON HOMELESSNESS AS WELL.

SO THERE'S, THERE ARE LOTS OF REPORTS ON, ON HOW, UM, YOUR TAXPAYER INVESTMENTS ARE BEING, ARE BEING SPENT TO HELP, UM, PROVIDE PERMANENT HOUSING AND SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND NEIGHBORS IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS FOR THE POSTPONEMENT OF 33.

DAVID FOUTS.

IF I HAD YOU HAVE ONE MINUTE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE POSTPONEMENT.

OKAY.

UH, GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS DAVID FOUND SOME, A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT TWO, AND I AM SPEAKING TO OPPOSE THE DELAYING OF

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ITEM 33, UH, SPECIFICALLY THE AMENDMENTS TO DMU TO PUT FORWARD BY COUNCIL MEMBER BAYLA WOULD REALLY MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN UNLOCKING, UM, A LOT MORE HOUSING SUPPLY THAT WE DESPERATELY LACK.

THE REASON I'M SPECIFICALLY OPPOSED TO THE DELAY IS THAT WE ARE ALREADY VERY FAR BEHIND AS A PREVIOUS SPEAKER MENTIONED ABOUT EVERY MONTH AROUND 480 PEOPLE ARE EITHER FORCED OUT OF AUSTIN OR UNABLE TO MOVE IN.

THIS MATTERS A LOT TO ME PERSONALLY, BECAUSE SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE LIKE TEACHING STAFF AT BLAZER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WHERE MY SON IS ABOUT TO ATTEND KINDERGARTEN.

UM, I'VE RECENTLY SIGNED HIM UP AND SPOKE WITH, UH, SOME OF THE STAFF THERE.

AND THEY SAID THEY ARE SHORT OF STAFF BECAUSE PEOPLE CANNOT AFFORD.

WE ARE ALREADY FAR BEHIND.

THERE'S NO NEED TO DELAY.

SO I URGE THE COUNCIL NOT TO DELAY, TO VOTE ON ITEM 33.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME FOR ITEM 58.

NIKEA ARNOLD.

MY NAME IS NICO ARNOLD.

I'M A BORN AND RAISED AUSTINITE DIRECTLY IMPACTED MOTHER AND ACTIVIST.

I AM FOUR ITEMS, 58 AND 16.

I'M 29 YEARS OLD.

AND I HAVE EXPERIENCED THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY IN MY CITY.

I DO NOT WANT MY CHILDREN TO EXPERIENCE WHAT I HAVE.

I HAVE LIVED IN MARGINALIZED AND DISENFRANCHISED COMMUNITIES, MY WHOLE LIFE, ALL BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF MY SKIN.

I IDENTIFY AS A BLACK WOMAN, BUT IN MY SON, I WAS I'M A HERO.

WHAT MAKES THE GRASS GROW BLACK AND BROWN BLOOD? ABSOLUTELY.

THE CITY OF OXFORD CAN DO WITH A, THIS PILOT PROGRAM THAT WILL ASSIST FAMILIES AND MORE TO COME.

I SEEN AUSTIN GO FROM KEEPING OFF THE WEIRD TO KEEP AN AUSTIN WHITE DO NO MORE DOUBLE STANDARDS, NO MORE WHITE SUPREMACY, NO MORE CHEAPER THAN AUSTIN FOR THE RICH AND THE WHITES.

THEY ARE TAKING OVER OUR RESOURCES.

IT IS TUBING THROUGH DATA THAT PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN WEST OFFICE LIVE 10 TO 15 YEARS LONGER THAN PEOPLE THAT LIVE ANYWHERE IN OFFICE IN OUR OWN CITY.

I'LL SEE.

AND WE'VE SEEN THAT FIRSTHAND DURING A SNOW STORM.

I MOVED FOR PIZZA IN THAT POPULATION ALONE BY SO THINK OF IT AS A LOVE, OFFERING THE DARK, THE COLOR, AND OFTEN REGARDLESS THE HISTORY, AND THIS WILL BE MANY OF YOUR FIRST STEPS IN DOING SO.

WE ARE HOLDING YOU ALL ACCOUNTABLE.

WE ARE DONE TWEETING.

WE ARE DEMANDING THIS.

THANK YOU.

I SHAVE PETE SPEAKING ON MULTIPLE ITEMS. ZENOBIA JOSEPH THANK YOU.

MIRA COUNCIL.

I'M ZENOBIA JOSEPH SPEAKING ON ITEM 16, AS IT RELATES TO THE GUARANTEED INCOME, I JUST WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU LOOK AT THE MAY 7 20, 20 OPEN RECORDS REQUESTS THAT I HAD TO FAMILY INDEPENDENCE INITIATIVE.

AND SPECIFICALLY THERE WAS A LACK OF TRANSPARENCY.

AND AS IT RELATES TO THE AUDIT, I WOULD JUST SAY TO COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO THAT IF YOU LOOK BACK, YOU'LL SEE THAT EVEN THE RISE FUND HAD FEDERAL FUNDING, BUT AT THE TIME THAT YOU GAVE THIS $2 MILLION TO THE FAMILY INDEPENDENCE INITIATIVE, THE IMMIGRANTS WERE PROHIBITED FROM GETTING THE $2,000.

SO I WOULD ASK YOU IN EXECUTIVE SESSION TO RECOGNIZE THAT YOU CIRCUMVENT IT FEDERAL LAW, WHEN YOU ACTUALLY DISTRIBUTED THAT CASH TO INDIVIDUALS WHO DID NOT COMPLY WITH THE LAW HAS REALLY SIN NUMBER 17, UH, NUMB NUMBER 18, ACTUALLY, UM, THE SHERRY MATTHEWS CONTRACT.

I JUST WANTED TO ASK THAT, UH, I'M ACTUALLY NEUTRAL ON THAT ITEM.

I APPRECIATE THAT THE STAFF IS GOING TO WITHDRAW IT.

HOWEVER, I WOULD ASK YOU TO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE'S NO NEED TO BRING IT BACK TO COUNCIL.

THAT'S THE $15 MILLION CONTRACT FOR COVID OUTREACH.

AND I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE $1.75 MILLION COULD BE BETTER

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SPENT HELPING TRAVIS COUNTY WITH THE 4,876 APPLICATIONS THAT ARE NOW IN THE QUEUE FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

AND SO, WHILE I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THAT COUNCIL MEMBER VILLA WILL HAVE ITEM LATER ON THE AGENDA AS IT TO TENANTS.

THERE'S A REAL NEED NOW.

AND I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND AS WELL THAT THAT MUSIC FUND EXTENDS TO THE REGION AND PART OF THE REGION SENT MONEY BACK TO THE TREASURY.

AND SO I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO USE THAT MONEY.

THE 1.75 MILLION FOR THE TENANTS, AS IT RELATES TO THE CAPITAL METRO ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.

I OPPOSED THE ASM P AUSTIN STATE STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN, ITEM 25.

THAT'S YOUR PUBLIC HEARING BECAUSE IN YOUR JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT, 3.2 0.2, THE PRIORITY POPULATIONS ARE BIPAP, AND THERE'S NOT BEEN OUTREACH TO THAT COMMUNITY.

AND LASTLY, I'LL JUST SAY THAT I GAVE YOU THE MAP BECAUSE OF ITEM 59, WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY THE FOOD DESERTS, BECAUSE THE SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED TO ELIMINATE NORTHEAST WEST CONNECTIVITY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL GLADLY ANSWER THEM AT THIS TIME.

MAYOR, THAT CONCLUDES ALL THE SPEAKERS WE HAVE FOR CONSENT.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

ANYBODY ELSE THAT SHOWED UP? I THINK THAT THEY SIGNED UP TO SPEAK AND WE HAVE ONE MORE SPEAKER, WHICH I DON'T NEED TO SPEAK TO NONE.

I HAVE 16.

OKAY.

I'M HERE VERSUS BEING POSTPONED.

THEY HAVE ONE MINUTE TO SPEAK ABOUT WHETHER YOU THINK IT SHOULD BE POSTPONED OR NOT.

I'M HERE TO ADVOCATE FOR THE POSTPONEMENT OF THIS, UH, SENDING 85 FEET, EIGHT PEOPLE A THOUSAND A MONTH FOR A YEAR AND PAYING SOMEBODY $150,000 TO SEE IF THEY'RE HAPPY, GIVING ME HOUSE THIS.

THE LONG-TERM RAMIFICATIONS OF THIS NEED TO BE STUDIED A LOT MORE THAN THEY'RE BEING STUDIED RIGHT NOW, 10 YEARS FROM NOW, THIS GOES THROUGH, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A BUREAUCRACY AND A GROUP OF PEOPLE GETTING SO MUCH MONEY.

THE CITY CAN'T HANDLE IT.

THIS IS A TROJAN HORSE.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE RISE PROGRAM, WHICH IS THIS GAME RIGHT HERE, SHE'S WITH AUSTIN EQUITY OFFICE, SHE SAID SHE WAS GOING TO BE HERE.

IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT SHE'S PATTERNED THESE AFTER THE RISE FINE.

IF YOU LOOK AT THIS AND STUDY IT, THERE'S NO WAY IT'S GOING TO COME OUT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

DOES ANYBODY ELSE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK THAT? UH, WE HAVEN'T CALLED THAT WAS JUST TO SPEAK.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

APPRECIATE IT.

ALL THE SPEAKERS COMING TO PARTICIPATE, COLLEAGUES.

UH, WE HAVE, UH, LAID BACK UP AND ITEMS 10 13, 18, 19 23 31 32 33 41 42 43, 44, 47, 52 53 54.

AND ITEM 58.

UH, OUR

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CONSENT AGENDA, UH, TODAY AGAIN IS ITEMS ONE THROUGH 26 AND 55 THROUGH 59.

THE PULLED ITEMS ARE ITEMS FIVE 16 AND 23.

ANY DISCUSSION ON THE DAYS I PRO 10.

THANK YOU.

HAVE A COMMENT, BUT I JUST WANTED TO ASK IF THERE'S A WAY THAT WE CAN TRY AND ADDRESS THE EXTRA NOISE WHEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT IS.

WE HAVE BACKUP COMING.

I'M NOT SURE WHERE IT'S COMING FROM AND I APOLOGIZE.

I JUST WASN'T SURE IF