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I AM GOING TO

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CONVENE THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION AGENDA HERE ON, UH, ON, UH, APRIL 21ST, 2022, UH, TIME 1203.

THE DIRECTORS ARE ALL HERE EXCEPT FOR DIRECTOR A POOL WHO IS A OFF THE DIETS THIS WEEK ON A TRIP THAT WAS DELAYED BY A COVID.

UH, OTHER THAN THAT, WE'RE ALL PRESENT.

UH, SO WE HAVE WELL OVER A QUORUM.

UH, YOU WANT TO TAKE US THROUGH

[Consent]

THE CONSENT AGENDA AND THEN WE'LL CALL THE SPEAKERS.

WE HAVE.

CAN WE TURN ON THE MICROPHONE PLACE? UM, HELLO, YOU'RE ON.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBERS.

UM, MY NAME IS JAMES MAY.

I'M THE ACTING HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER FOR THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

UH, WE HAVE THREE ITEMS ON YOUR AGENDA TODAY.

THE FIRST IS THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE LAST TWO HFC BOARD MEETINGS.

THE SECOND ITEM IS AN AMENDMENT TO THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION GRANT OPERATING BUDGET, AND THE AMOUNT OF $41 MILLION.

THE THIRD ITEM IS AN AMENDMENT TO THE FISCAL YEAR 20 21, 20 22 SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION FOR THE SAME AMOUNT OF $41 MILLION.

THIS IS A, THESE ARE SISTER, UH, ITEMS TO THE ITEM NUMBER 20 ON THE CITY ACCOUNT CITY OF AUSTIN, UH, COUNCIL AGENDA.

AND I OFFER ALL THREE OF THESE ITEMS ON CONSENT.

SOUNDS GOOD.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

NUMBER 20 WAS PASSED EARLIER TODAY IN THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

DO WE HAVE ANY SPEAKERS THAT ARE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK TO THEM? YES, WE HAVE TO.

OKAY.

JOSHUA ALINGER THEY'RE IN PERSON OR THEY SHOULD BE IN PERSON.

THEY'VE SIGNED UP IN PERSON AS MR. ALINGER HERE TO SPEAK.

OKAY.

AND SO NOVIA, JOSEPH IS JOSEPH, AND THIS WAS MY FAULT TODAY, CAUSE I FAILED TO CALL FOR, BUT IN THE FUTURE, PLEASE HELP ME REMEMBER TO CALL UP THE US HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION SPEAKERS IN THE MORNING.

MS. JOSEPH, THANK YOU, MAYOR COUNCIL I'M ZENOBIA JOSEPH.

MY COMMENTS ARE SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO ITEM THREE, WHICH IS THE $41 MILLION IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $171.9 MILLION FOR AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, AS IT RELATES TO THE $300 MILLION FOR THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING SPECIFICALLY ANTI-DISPLACEMENT AND TO COUNCIL MEMBER LSI, JUST WANT TO ASK RESPECTFULLY THAT YOU STOPPED BEING COMPLICIT IN THE DISCRIMINATION THAT'S OCCURRING IN AUSTIN.

SO MY COMMENTS ARE SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO TITLE SIX OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, WHICH PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN HISTORY MATTERS.

AND I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT ON OCTOBER 17TH, 2019 COUNCIL ACTUALLY VOTED TO REZONE THE EAST RIVERSIDE BLUE LINE CORRIDOR.

AND I WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE THAT ON OCTOBER 23RD, 2019, HEATHER WAY, UH, THE UT LAW PROFESSOR ACTUALLY SAID THAT YOU DID NOT COMPLY WITH THE ITEMS THAT THEY GAVE YOU THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE UPROOTED REPORT.

SO I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT, UH, THE ORANGE LINE SOUTH OF NORTH LAMAR, SPECIFICALLY HIGH PARK WAS EXCLUSIVELY FOR WHITE PEOPLE.

COLONEL MONROE'S SHIRE DEVELOPED THAT AREA IN 1890 TO 1924, OVER A 34 YEAR PERIOD.

AND SO THIS COUNCIL IS ACTUALLY CONTINUING THE WORK OF COLONEL MONROE.

SHIPE.

I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT WHEN YOU GET TO THE GOLD LINE, THE RED LINE, AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE HIGHLAND, HIGHLAND VILLAGES, THE ONLY AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT THERE IT'S 80% AREA MEDIAN INCOME AFRICAN-AMERICANS EARNED APPROXIMATELY $42,000.

AND THAT WOULD BE ABOUT $55,000 FOR 80% AREA MEDIAN INCOME.

I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER AS WELL THAT THE STREETS ARE NAMED FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS BECAUSE OF THE NEGRO ORPHANAGE.

THAT WAS ONCE THERE, I WAS THERE YESTERDAY, GOING TO THE, A NEW PERMIT BUILDING WILAMENA DEL CODE, JACOB FONTAINE, AND MANY OTHERS ARE THERE, BUT I DIDN'T SEE ONE BLACK PERSON.

WHEN I WALKED THROUGH THE CAMPUS.

I WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE THAT THIS IS REALLY A SMOKE SCREEN.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I WILL GLADLY ANSWER THEM AT THIS TIME, BUT WE ARE WOKE MAYOR AND SEGREGATING.

THE CITY IS NOT THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ANYBODY ELSE TO SPEAK? THAT'S ALL WE HAVE SIGNED UP HERE.

GREAT COLLEAGUES OR BACK, UH, DIRECTORS.

UH, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS ONE THROUGH THREE COUNCILMEMBER READ THE, IT MAKES THE MOTION COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON SECONDS.

I'M SORRY.

DIRECTOR RENDER.

RHEA MAKES THE MOTION DIRECTOR, UPPER MADISON SECONDS.

AND THE DISCUSSION ON THESE ITEMS. UM, VICE PRESIDENT ALTER.

UM, THANK YOU.

UM, I HAD A QUESTION.

I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS THE APPROPRIATE TIME YOU HAD SAID THAT

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ON OUR REGULAR AGENDA, WE WERE NOT TAKING UP ITEM 30, WHICH IS RELATED TO THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, BUT IS OUR PUBLIC FINANCE CORPORATION THAT WE SET UP AT A PRIOR MEETING.

UM, I WANTED TO CHECK WHY THAT ONE WAS WITHDRAWN.

I DON'T KNOW WHEN I'M SUPPOSED TO ASK ABOUT THAT.

IT WAS POOR.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS, IS WE JUST DID NOT GET ALL THE PAPERWORK NECESSARY FOR US TO ACTUALLY FORM THE CORPORATION.

SO STATUS ASKED FOR A DELAY SO THEY CAN GET THE FINAL PAPERWORK SO THAT WE CAN, WE CAN ACTUALLY FORM THE ENTITY.

UH, THERE'S SOME MATERIAL FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE WE NEED FIRST.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THE MOOD AND SECOND, DID THE CONSENT AGENDA.

SECOND, VOTE THOSE IN FAVOR.

RAISE YOUR HAND, PLEASE.

THOSE OPPOSED ANONYMOUS ON THE DYES WITH DIRECTOR POOL ABSENT.

I THINK THAT IS ALL OF OUR ITEMS, COLLEAGUES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION AND THE ZONING CASES.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.