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[CALL TO ORDER]

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UM, PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, UH, 63, 10 WILHELMINA ELKO DRIVE.

UM, LET'S GET GOING.

LET'S DO ROLL CALL, I GUESS.

UM, COMMISSIONER BARRETT, PRESIDENT.

THANK YOU.

AND WE'LL JUST GO AROUND THE ROOM.

HERE.

SCOTT, LINDA, SHERIFF.

SORRY.

YEAH, HERE RAM BERG IS HERE.

WE'RE STILL HERE ON, I FORGOT YOUR LAST NAME NICKELS HERE.

THIS IS HARDER WITH EVERYBODY HERE.

UH, UH, GARY AND BRIMER.

THANK YOU GUYS.

I THINK THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'RE ALL BACK.

UH, UH, SO THANKS FOR GETTING HERE, MOVING FORWARD.

WHAT'S THAT? YEAH, THOMPSON'S UH, NOT HERE.

UH, SO, UM, WITH THAT, UH, GOING

[1.a. Approval of the April 20, 2022 Environmental Commission Regular Meeting Minutes (5 minutes)]

ON TO AGENDA ITEM ONE, A, HAS EVERYONE HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW THE MINUTES? AND IF SO, WE WANT TO MAKE A MOTION TO LISTEN, TO APPROVE EVERY SECOND.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SAY AYE, OR RAISE YOUR HAND.

HI, THANK YOU, BARRETT.

ALL RIGHT, BRIAN, ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? PERFECT.

GOT A UNANIMOUS.

UM, WITHOUT ACTUALLY I MAY WANT TO TAKE A SECOND.

UH, UH, WE'VE GOT A NEW COMMISSIONER, UM, AND FROM DISTRICT FOUR COMMISSIONER SHIRA, UM, IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND, JUST TAKE A BRIEF MOMENT, UH, TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF THEN, UM, MAYBE GIVE US A LITTLE BIT OF INSIGHT INTO WHAT MADE YOU WANDER IN HERE WITH THE REST OF US.

DEFINITELY I'M MELINDA SHIRA.

I HAVE LIVED IN AUSTIN SINCE 2005, AND I HAVE LIVED IN DISTRICT FOUR SINCE 2011.

I AM JUST A, A VERY STRONG ADVOCATE IN DISTRICT FOUR.

UH, I'VE BEEN, UM, ON THE EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR THE NORTH AUSTIN CIVIC ASSOCIATION FOR SEVEN YEARS AND JUST BEEN INVOLVED SINCE 2011, VERY MUCH FROM A PLANNING PERSPECTIVE.

AND SO I AM EXCITED TO JOIN THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION FROM A, FROM A PLANNING PERSPECTIVE AND, AND ALSO ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND ACTION.

THANK YOU.

WHEN YOU CAME BACK.

SO THIS IS A GOOD SIGN.

SEE IF WE'LL TRY TO KEEP IT UP.

THANK YOU.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

UM, MOVING

[2.a. Discussion and recommendation of Austin Water Capital Improvement Projects located in the Drinking Water Protection Zone for approval to include in the 5-year Capital spending plan as required by Financial Policy #8—Aurora Pizano, Financial Manager II, Austin Water (15 minutes) (Part 1 of 2)]

ON TO TWO ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION OF POSSIBLE ACTION, UH, DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATION OF AUSTIN WATER, UM, AUSTIN WATER, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS LOCATED IN THE DRINKING WATER PROTECTION ZONE FOR APPROVAL, INCLUDING THE FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL SPENDING PLAN AS REQUIRED BY FINANCIAL POLICY.

NUMBER EIGHT, HAVE A STAFF PRESENTATION, UH, KAYLA OR TO A HELLO, GOOD EVENING.

UM, CAN Y'ALL HEAR ME? YEP.

YEP.

WE'VE GOT YOU.

THANK YOU.

RIGHT.

UM, SO MY NAME IS AURORA PISANO FINANCIAL MANAGER FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN IN THE AUSTIN WATER DEPARTMENT AND WITH ME, OR AT LEAST VIRTUALLY, UM, WE HAVE MARTIN TOWER MANAGING ENGINEERING, DANIEL LAMAS, AND OTHER ENGINEER HERE AT AUSTIN WATER.

AND EACH YEAR AS PART OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN BUDGET APPROVAL PROCESS.

UM, AUSTIN WATER SUBMITS A PLAN FOR THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM SPENDING FOR THE UPCOMING FIVE-YEAR PERIOD.

AND, UM, THIS YEAR WE WENT AHEAD AND PROVIDED YOU WITH THE MEMO.

UM, UH, IT'S A FOUR PAGE MEMO THAT SUMMARIZES WHAT THIS FINANCIAL POLICY IS, WHICH IS BASICALLY, UM, MAKING SURE THAT ANY NEW WATER OR WASTEWATER PROJECTS THAT ARE WITHIN THE DRINKING WATER PROTECTION ZONE ARE GO THROUGH THIS REVIEW PROCESS.

SO WE'VE ALREADY GONE TO THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMMISSION, UM, BACK JUST A FEW DAYS AGO IN APRIL 19TH, AND THEY PASSED THIS ITEM.

AND SO NOW WE'RE HERE WITH THIS ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION TO SHOW YOU GUYS ON TABLE, THAT WOULD BE TABLE ONE, PAGE TWO, THAT THERE ARE NINE PROJECTS WITHIN THE DRINKING WATER PROTECTION, SEWN, FIVE OF THOSE ARE NEW, UM, AND THEY'RE LABELED BY THE ASTERISK

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NEXT TO THEM.

AND THEN FOUR OF THOSE ARE EXISTING PROJECTS.

AND SO WE HAVE THIS NINE PROJECTS THAT COMBINED TOTAL EQUAL TO 27.4 MILLION.

AND THAT THOSE NINE PROJECTS WERE PRESENT ABOUT 2% OF, UH, OF OUR FIVE-YEAR CIP PLAN.

SO WITH THAT, I'LL OPEN IT UP TO SEE IF YOU GUYS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

PERFECT.

THANK YOU.

UM, WE'LL GO, UH, I GUESS WE'LL START REMOTE, UH, COMMISSIONER BARRETT.

YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I DO NOT HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, THANKS.

LET'S GO AROUND THE HORN HERE.

BRAMMER DO YOU HAVE ANY, I DO NOT.

NO QUESTIONS, NO QUESTIONS.

OH, SORRY.

NO QUESTIONS.

I SHOULDN'T RUSHING.

I FELT DUMB FOR HAVING NO QUESTIONS, BUT NOW I FEEL LIKE I FIT RIGHT IN NO QUESTIONS.

I DO HAVE NO QUESTIONS.

UM, UH, ALL RIGHT.

WE MAY, UM, KAYLA, CAN WE TABLE THIS ITEM AND COME BACK TO IT WITH RECOMMENDATION HERE TIME? OKAY.

WHAT'S THAT? OH, THANK YOU, GIRLS RIGHT THERE.

UM, ALL RIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK TO THAT WITH EMOTION.

THANK YOU.

STOPPED.

WE WEREN'T QUITE PREPARED FOR YOUR BRIEF, THE BREVITY OF YOUR, UH, PRESENTATION.

SO, UH, WE, BUT WE VERY MUCH APPRECIATE IT.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO

[2.b. Briefing on proposed changes to City Land Development Code Title 25 (§ 25-1, § 25-2, § 25-8) to address challenges to the successful design and construction of public mobility projects in the right-of-way—Susan Daniels, Deputy Director, Corridor Program Office. (30 minutes) (Part 1 of 2)]

MOVE ON TO TWO B AND WE'LL COME BACK TO TWO-WAY HERE IN A LITTLE BIT, UM, WITH, UH, WITH POSSIBLE MOTION, UH, UH, FOR TWO B, UM, WHICH IS A BRIEFING ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CITY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, TITLE 25 SPECIFICALLY SECTION 25, 1 SECTION 25 2, AND TWENTY-FIVE EIGHT, UH, TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES TO THE SUCCESSFUL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC MOBILITY PROJECTS WITHIN RIGHTS OF WAY.

UM, I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A STAFF PRESENTATION, UM, UH, CHAIR

[3.b. Name: Bull Creek PUD Amendment #4, Case No. C814-2009-0139.03 Applicant: David Armbrust, Armbrust & Brown Location: 5305, 5400, 5404, 5408, 5505, Paradox Cove; 4909, 4915-1/2, 4929 FM 2222 Road Council District: District 10 Staff: Leslie Lilly, Environmental Program Coordinator, Watershed Protection Department Watershed: Bull Creek Watershed, Water Supply Suburban, Drinking Water Protection Zone Requests: To amend a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Staff Recommendation: Staff recommended with conditions (1 hour)]

RAMBERT, UM, IT'S POSSIBLE, UM, ITEM THREE B NEED MS. REQUESTING A POSTPONEMENT BY STAFF.

WE COULD TAKE THAT UP AS WELL OUT OF THE TERM.

YEAH.

UM, WE NEED TO HAVE A MOTION TO POSTPONE.

IS THAT CORRECT? OKAY.

POSTPONE GOT A MOTION ON A SECOND.

ANY, UH, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SAY AYE, OR RAISE YOUR HAND.

OKAY.

RIGHT.

YES.

MOTION TO POSTPONE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, STAFF.

AND WE'RE READY WHEN YOU

[2.b. Briefing on proposed changes to City Land Development Code Title 25 (§ 25-1, § 25-2, § 25-8) to address challenges to the successful design and construction of public mobility projects in the right-of-way—Susan Daniels, Deputy Director, Corridor Program Office. (30 minutes) (Part 2 of 2)]

ARE.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'M SUSAN DANIELS.

I'M WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UM, QUARTER PROGRAM OFFICE.

AND I WANT TO THANK YOU CHAIR AND ALL THE COMMISSION MEMBERS FOR ALLOWING US TIME ON YOUR AGENDA TONIGHT.

UM, IF SOMEBODY COULD BRING UP THE PRESENTATION, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

YES, I'LL BE LOOKING OVER HERE TO KNOW WHAT SLIDE I'M ON.

UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE GO DOWN A COUPLE OF SLIDES.

ALL RIGHT.

SO I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT KIND OF THE HISTORIC NATURE OF MOBILITY INVESTMENTS RECENTLY IN AUSTIN.

NEXT SLIDE.

ONE MORE.

ALL RIGHT.

SO REALLY STARTING IN 2016, UM, THE CITY OF AUSTIN STARTED RAMPING UP, UM, BOND PROGRAMS AND INFRASTRUCTURE, INVESTMENT AND MOBILITY.

UM, 2016 BOND, 20 18, 20 20 BOND ALL HAD MAJOR, UM, BOND PROPOSITIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY.

UM, YOU CAN ALSO SEE BY THE GRAPHIC THAT ACCOMPANIES THIS SLIDE, THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE CITY OF AUSTIN PUT A CONTRACT WITH BOATERS RESOLUTION TOGETHER THAT WAS PASSED BY COUNCIL AT THE SAME TIME AS THE BOND ELECTION NOTIFICATION.

AND THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT THEY SAID TO, TO REALLY LOOK AT INVESTMENTS FOR TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

SO LOOKING AT IT, NOT JUST ON THE MOBILITY PRIORITIES, BUT ALSO FOR COMMUNITY CONSIDERATIONS AS WELL.

UM, THEY ALSO PUT INTO THE CONTRACT WITH VOTERS RESOLUTION TO BRING BACK RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO ACCELERATE THE DELIVERY OF BOND PROGRAMS, WHICH SOMETIMES CAN TAKE A DECADE.

AND THEY'D LIKE TO SEE THOSE BEING DONE IN A MUCH FASTER TIMEFRAME THAN IN THE PAST.

UM, AND OF COURSE, PART OF THE HISTORIC, UM, INVESTMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE RECENTLY, UM, IS THE PASSAGE OF PROJECT CONNECT, UH, THAT WAS IN THE 2020 ELECTION AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

I WANT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THE CORRIDOR PROGRAM, SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE SCALE OF THE PROGRAM.

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WE ARE WORKING 50 MILES OF ROADWAY.

UM, THESE ARE PRIMARILY OUR ARTERIAL ROADWAYS IN AUSTIN, UM, AND THERE ARE NINE ROADWAYS THAT ARE RECEIVING CONSTRUCTION FUNDING FROM THE 2016 BOND.

NOW THERE'S A LOT OF OTHER AREAS OF TOWN THAT HAVE RECEIVED BOND FUNDING FROM, YOU KNOW, 20 16, 20 18, 20 20 AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO WITHIN THE QUARTER PROGRAM, UM, AND ALL OF THE BOND PROGRAMS WERE VERY FOCUSED ON OUTCOMES.

WHAT IS IT THAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE WITH THESE INVESTMENTS? UM, EVERYTHING FROM, UM, CREATING A MODE SHIFT, UH, REDUCING CONGESTION, REDUCING DELAY IN EILEEN, UM, MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE ADDRESSING SOME OF OUR, OUR, UM, BIGGEST CRASH INTERSECTION.

SO OUR VISION ZERO INTERSECTIONS, UM, MAKING BIKE ROUTE CONNECTIONS, ENSURING THAT WE HAVE CONTINUOUS BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES UP AND DOWN OUR CORRIDORS ACROSS ALL 50 MILES OF ROADWAY IN THIS PROGRAM, WE'RE DOING A LOT OF SIGNAL UPGRADES, UM, UH, A WHOLE LOT OF, UH, VARIOUS INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WILL GET OUR CITY MOVING FASTER.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT ITEMS, UM, HERE THAT REALLY GET TO OUR, UM, ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP WITHIN THIS PROGRAM.

AND MOST SHIFT IS ONE OF THOSE SIGNIFICANT ELEMENTS.

UH, YOU ALL MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN.

IT WAS ADOPTED IN 2019 AND ONE OF THE, UM, TENANTS, UH, OR THE BIGGEST GOAL WAS TO GET TO A 50 50 MODE SPLIT, UM, WITHIN 20 YEARS.

SO THAT'S A 20, 39 TIME HORIZON.

AND WE LOOK TO THE STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN, UM, FOR SOME GUIDANCE THERE.

AND WITHIN THE QUARTER CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM, WE'RE VERY FOCUSED ON HOW CAN WE CREATE THAT MOTION WITH THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WE'RE PUTTING INTO PLACE AND THROUGH OUR ANALYSIS, THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT IS PLANNED AND WILL BE CONSTRUCTED ON THESE NINE CORRIDORS WILL CREATE A MODE SHIFT AND A REDUCTION OF WHAT WE'RE ESTIMATING TO BE 4.3, 6 MILLION VEHICLE TRIPS ANNUALLY.

SO WE'RE, WE'RE, WE'RE MAKING A DENT THERE.

AND, UM, IN ADDITION TO OUR QUARTER PROGRAM, THE OTHER IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE FUNDED THROUGH THE 20 16, 18 AND 20 BONDS ARE ALSO MAKING IT INTO THAT AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, UH, OF COURSE, ONE OF OUR PRIMARY FOCUSES IS ON SAFETY, UH, VISION ZERO, UH, AS WELL AS OTHER ENHANCEMENTS THAT REALLY GET TO PROTECTING, YOU KNOW, THE DIFFERENT MODES THAT ARE TRAVELING AS WELL AS REDUCING AS MANY CRASHES AS WE CAN AND GETTING THE IMPROVEMENTS IN PLACE.

WE HAVE ESTIMATED THAT WE'LL HAVE A REDUCTION OF 200 CRASHES ANNUALLY.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, ANOTHER ITEM I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN IS, UH, SOME OF THE EFFORTS THAT WE'RE DOING TO PUT BETTER LANDSCAPES, UM, SHADE TREES, UH, RAIN GARDENS IN, UH, WE'RE TRYING TO, OR WE'RE VERY COGNIZANT, ESPECIALLY IN A MODE SHIFT WHEN WE'RE TRYING TO GET PEOPLE OUT OF VEHICLES AND INTO, UM, YOU KNOW, BICYCLE TRANSIT, UM, EVEN WALKING TO THEIR DESTINATIONS, THAT SHADE BECOMES REALLY IMPORTANT AND WHAT CAN WE DO TO COMBAT THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT? AND SO WE ARE, UM, LIKE THIS IMAGE HERE THAT YOU'RE SEEING AS WHAT WE'RE CALLING A POCKET GREEN, UH, THIS IS AN AREA WHERE WE HAVE A LITTLE EXTRA RIGHT OF WAY THAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING WITH.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT TO DO A RAIN GARDEN HERE, AS WELL AS, UH, CREATE A LITTLE BIT OF A RESPITE FOR, UM, TRANSIT USERS AND PEDESTRIANS.

UH, WE DO ANTICIPATE PLANTING AT LEAST 2000 TREES IN THIS PROGRAM.

UM, WE HAVE A GOOD PARTNERSHIP WITH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO HELP FUND THOSE AND PLANT THOSE.

UM, AS WELL AS I THINK I'VE ALREADY MENTIONED THE 2020 PLUS 22 PLUS RAIN GARDENS THAT WE'RE WORKING TO CONSTRUCT NEXT SLIDE WANT TO TALK ABOUT REDUCED EMISSIONS.

UM, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IF YOU LOOK AT THE CONTRACT WITH VOTERS, IT TALKS ABOUT REDUCING CONGESTION, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE WORKING IN REALLY, REALLY DILIGENTLY ON DOING.

UM, TRANSPORTATION PRODUCES ABOUT A THIRD OF THE GREENHOUSE GASES HERE IN AUSTIN.

AND SO WE'RE TRYING TO, TO REDUCE THAT NUMBER QUITE SIGNIFICANTLY, UH, WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE'RE BUILDING, UH, REALLY BY REDUCING CONGESTION AND IDLING AND

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GETTING PEOPLE INTO OTHER MODES.

UM, WE DO ANTICIPATE THAT WE'LL HAVE ABOUT 20% REDUCTION IN, UM, IN EMISSIONS ON THE NINE CORRIDORS BY BUILDING THESE IMPROVEMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE, UM, PROJECT CONNECT SIMILARLY, UH, HAS DONE A BIT OF THIS ANALYSIS AND YOU CAN SEE THE NUMBERS THERE THAT THEY'RE ABLE TO ACHIEVE BY IMPLEMENTING THE PROJECT CONNECTION LONG RANGE PLAN, WHICH INCLUDES THE, THE RAIL LINES AS WELL AS THE METRO RAPID LINES, UM, IN THAT PLAN.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO YOU ALL ARE PROBABLY VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MOBILITY PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE, BUT I WANTED TO ILLUSTRATE SOME OF THOSE FOR YOU AND GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE TYPES OF A SPECIFIC IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE'RE DOING.

A LOT OF BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN, UM, INFRASTRUCTURE, UH, SIGNAL TECHNOLOGY, INTERSECTION, WORK, PEDESTRIAN HYBRID BEACONS, UM, REALLY HAVING AN EMPHASIS ON SAFETY AND SAFE, UM, SAFE CROSSINGS SO THAT PEOPLE CAN GET TO THEIR DESTINATIONS COMPLETE STREETS.

UH PLACEMAKING AS WELL AS TRANSIT AND RAIL OPERATIONS AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND REALLY THE, THE NEXT COUPLE OF SLIDES ARE JUST IMAGES OF THE TYPES OF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WE'RE PUTTING IN, PLEASE.

OKAY.

SO LET'S, LET'S TALK NOW ABOUT, UM, THE PROPOSED CODE AMENDMENTS THAT WE HAVE.

UM, WE'RE KIND OF BACK TO THAT, UH, CONTRACT WITH VOTERS RESOLUTION THAT CITY COUNCIL PASSED.

UM, THEY ASKED US TO LOOK AT HOW TO ACCELERATE THE DELIVERY OF BOND PROGRAMS. LOOK AT ALL OF OUR PROCESSES, ALL OF THE LITTLE KINKS ALONG THE WAY THAT ADD TIME AND MONEY TO A PROJECT.

AND SO WE DID THAT ANALYSIS STARTING BACK IN 2018 AND, UM, LOOKING AT THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE WAS ONE OF THEM AND PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF WAIVERS AND VARIANCES THAT WE TEND TO NEED AND MOBILITY PROJECTS.

AND THERE'S A COUPLE OF KEY THINGS THAT WE FOUND WHEN WE DID THIS ANALYSIS.

UM, THE FIRST BEING THAT TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY PROJECTS ARE, ARE NOT REALLY COVERED DIRECTLY IN THE CODE, UH, WERE LUMPED TOGETHER WITH COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT.

AND SO COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT, UH, REGULATIONS WERE DEVELOPED BASED ON, YOU KNOW, YOUR STANDARD, UM, COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES THAT HAVE ACCESS FROM, UH, ONE OF THE STREETS OR ROADWAYS, AND TYPICALLY HAVE FOUR SIDES.

AND EVERYBODY KNOWS THE TYPES OF PROPERTIES THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

UM, AND WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS TRANSLATE SOMETHING WRITTEN FOR COMMERCIAL ONTO ROADWAYS.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, UH, THE NATURE OF THE TWO ARE VERY DIFFERENT.

AND SO WHEN WE DO THIS TRANSLATION, IT CAN CAUSE A LOT OF CONFUSION AND A LOT OF INTERPRETATIONS THAT HAVE TO BE DONE.

AND, UH, WE'VE DONE A LOT OF THAT INTERPRETATION.

AND SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT YOU SEE HERE ARE JUST SOLIDIFYING THAT, UM, AND MAKING IT A MUCH MORE CLEAR.

EXCELLENT.

UM, I DO WANT TO, UH, THANKS SPECIFICALLY, SOME PEOPLE HERE, UM, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER STAFF MEMBERS, BUT KATIE COIN JOHNSTON, UM, DONNA GALOTTI OVER THERE, SHARON HAMILTON, UM, BUT WE'VE HAD A REALLY AMAZING GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS ACROSS CITY DEPARTMENTS, UM, WORKING TOWARDS THESE, UH, RECOMMENDATIONS KIND OF REALLY HASHING OUT, UH, THE PROS AND CONS AND HOW DO WE BEST ARTICULATE, UM, THAT TRANSLATION, HOW TO BEST CLARIFY SO THAT IT WORKS FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT, UM, PEOPLE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING FROM DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, DEPARTMENT, HOUSING AND PLANNING, UH, PROJECT CONNECT OFFICE, PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION, UH, YOU NAME IT, WE'VE PROBABLY, UH, PINGED SOMEBODY FROM MANY OF THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS ALONG THE WAY.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS A LITTLE CLIP OF THE RESOLUTION ITSELF.

IT IS IN YOUR BACKUP MATERIALS.

UM, BASICALLY IT TOLD US TO LOOK AT A LOT OF THE DIFFERENT FACTORS AND WE'LL BE GOING THROUGH THOSE TODAY.

UM, THE ONES THAT ARE LISTED HERE THAT ARE NOT IN THE PROPOSED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE CHANGES FOR ACTUALLY HANDLING THROUGH, UH, CRITERIA, MANUAL UPDATES.

SO, UH, IF YOU DON'T SEE IT HERE, THAT'S WHERE IT'S GOING TO BE ADDRESSED.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO, YOU KNOW, I TALKED ABOUT THAT TRANSLATION AND HOW TO CLARIFY, UM, BUT REALLY

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WE'RE WANTING TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE THAT ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, BUT DO SO IN A WAY THAT ALLOWS US TO, TO GET OUR PROJECTS ON THE GROUND SOONER.

UM, WHAT CAN WE DO TO REDUCE CONFUSION? UM, SOME OF THE CLARIFYING ITEMS THAT ARE PROPOSED REALLY ALLOW NOT ONLY CITY STAFF, BUT OUR DESIGN CONSULTANTS AND THE REVIEWERS TO ALL BE ON THE SAME PAGE AS TO WHAT'S EXPECTED.

UH, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S ADEQUATE TOOLS IN OUR TOOL KIT, UH, TO BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD.

AND, UM, AND IN GENERAL, MAKING SURE THAT, UH, WE HAVE, UH, THE ABILITY TO ADDRESS THESE, THESE PRETTY CRITICAL SAFETY AND MOBILITY NEEDS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO NOW I'M GOING TO GET INTO THE VARIOUS, UM, PROPOSED CHANGES.

UM, THESE ARE IN THE DRAFT ORDINANCE THAT, UM, YOU HAVE, UH, AS BACKUP MATERIALS AND I'M JUST GOING TO GO THROUGH THEM.

I'VE DONE THESE IN A DIFFERENT ORDER BECAUSE I THINK IT MAKES MORE SENSE TO GROUP THEM, UM, PER SUBJECT, AS OPPOSED TO HOW THE, THE CODE FROM ALL OUR DOC CHRONOLOGY, UM, NUMBERS, UM, KIND OF JUMP AROUND A LITTLE BIT.

SO BEAR WITH ME A LITTLE BIT, UM, IT'S NOT GONNA, IT'S NOT GONNA FOLLOW THE DRAFT ORDINANCE TO A T, BUT I DO ADDRESS ALL OF THE DIFFERENT ITEMS. SO THESE FIRST FEW ITEMS ARE REALLY HOUSEKEEPING.

THESE ARE ITEMS THAT WE ALREADY, UM, DO YOU WANT A REGULAR BASIS, BUT THIS JUST MAKES IT SUPER CLEAR.

UM, BOTH FOR FISCAL SECURITY AND USE CLASSIFICATION, WHICH IS THE SUB CHAPTER II ITEMS WHERE RIGHT AWAY AS AN ZONE, THEREFORE WE'RE NOT SUBJECT TO LAND USE AND ZONING REGULATIONS.

NEXT SLIDE, DEVELOP WATER QUALITY AND PERVIOUS COVER CALCULATIONS.

UM, THIS IS, UH, AN ITEM THAT THERE THERE'S A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT THINGS HERE.

UM, AND THIS, THIS PARTICULAR ITEM, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR CA CLASS, OUR CALCULATIONS ARE DERIVED IN SUCH A WAY THAT WE'RE DEALING ON A WATERSHED BY WATERSHED BASIS.

SOMETIMES OUR MOBILITY PROJECTS, YOU KNOW, UNLIKE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT CAN BE QUITE LONG IN NATURE AND OFTENTIMES TRAVERSE FROM ONE WATERSHED TO ANOTHER.

AND SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT WATER QUALITY CALCULATIONS, THAT, THAT WITHIN A SINGLE PROJECT THAT SPANS THE, YOU KNOW, AT LEAST TWO DIFFERENT WATERSHEDS THAT FOR THIS WATERSHED, FOR DOING THE CALCULATIONS FOR IT, AND FOR THIS OTHER WATER SHED, WE'RE DOING THE CALCULATIONS FOR THAT PARTICULAR WATERSHED.

AND SO THAT ALLOWS US TO DO IT.

UM, THE OTHER PIECE HERE IS THAT WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE ABLE TO GET CREDIT FOR REMOVING IMPERVIOUS COVER, UH, WHICH WE'RE ABLE TO DO IN CERTAIN INSTANCES, UM, BY TAKING A, UM, A FLAT MEDIAN AND TURNING THAT INTO A RAISED MEDIAN WITH TURF, UM, OR WHEN WE'RE REDUCING SUPER WIDE DRIVEWAYS DOWN TO A CURRENT CODE COMPLIANT, UM, OR CRITERIA COMPLIANT, DRIVEWAY, WIDTH.

UM, SO WE'RE ABLE TO REMOVE A BIT OF IMPERVIOUS COVER THERE.

AND SO WE'RE ASKING TO BE ABLE TO COUNT THAT TOWARDS OUR CALCULATION AND DO A NET CALCULATION.

UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ONE OF THE OTHER ITEMS RELATED TO THE WATER QUALITY, UM, IMPERVIOUS COVER CALCULATIONS IS THE ABILITY TO DO A PAYMENT AND LOU AND TREATMENT.

UM, THE ROADWAYS THEMSELVES OFTEN HAVE VERY LITTLE ROOM FOR, UM, FOR ITEMS OUTSIDE OF MOBILITY AND UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND SO IT'S REALLY CHALLENGING FOR US TO BE ABLE TO DO TREATMENT, UH, WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY, OF COURSE, FOR WE'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE THAT ANYWHERE WE CAN.

UM, AND THAT IS OUR FIRST GO TO, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE, IF WE CAN DO IT, WE DO.

AND THEN IF WE NEED ANOTHER TOOL IN TOOL KIT, UM, LET'S CREATE, UH, AN ABILITY TO DO THAT.

UM, ONE OF THE THINGS YOU CAN SEE HERE, THIS IS A NORTH LAMAR EXAMPLE, AND I LEAVE, I CAN'T, CAN'T SEE FROM THIS FAR AWAY, BUT I BELIEVE THAT WAS THE KRAMER INTERSECTION.

UM, BUT YOU CAN SEE HERE WHERE IT CHANGES, UH, WATERSHEDS.

AND IF YOU'RE THERE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT, YOU HAVE NO IDEA, RIGHT? THE ROADWAY DOESN'T CHANGE.

THE MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURE DOESN'T CHANGE, UM, THOUGH THERE'S DIFFERENT REGULATIONS FOR BOTH.

AND SO WE'RE WANTING TO MAKE SURE THAT WHERE WE DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO PURCHASE LAND, UH, BECAUSE IT'S BUILT UP LIKE

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IT IS IN THIS EXAMPLE, UM, THAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO A PAYMENT AND LOU NEXT SLIDE.

SO WHAT WE'VE TALKED TO STAFF ABOUT, UM, AND WATERSHED PROTECTION IS CREATING A PUBLIC MOBILITY PROJECT, STRUCTURAL CONTROL FUND.

UM, SO THIS WOULD BE FOR THE VARIOUS WATERSHEDS OUTSIDE OF THE BARTON SPRINGS ZONE, UM, MAKING SURE THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO PAY INTO A FUND THAT WOULD ALLOW WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT TO POOL THOSE FUNDS IN ORDER TO CREATE A MORE IMPACTFUL, UH, PROJECTS.

AND SO THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO, UM, DEVELOP PROJECTS BASED ON THE, UH, POOLING OF THAT FUNDING THAT WE PAY INTO.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, REALLY THE NEXT THREE SLIDES, UM, HAVE YOU, IS OUR CLARIFYING SLIDES AND THEY ALL HAVE TO DO WITH, UH, RAILWAYS AND PUBLIC MOBILITY PROJECTS, HAVING THE SAME ABILITY TO HAVE X EXCEPTIONS, UM, LIKE ROADWAYS HAVE.

AND SO THIS FIRST ONE IS ABOUT CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONES, WHERE YOU CAN SEE THERE, WE'RE ADDING IN THE LANGUAGE FOR RAIL, OUR PUBLIC MOBILITY PROJECTS IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.

AND THIS IS JUST TO CLARIFY THAT THEY LIKE ROADWAYS HAVE THAT SAME ABILITY.

NEXT SLIDE, UM, SAME HOLDS TRUE FOR CUTTING FILL REQUIREMENTS, UM, ALLOWING, UH, OUR CLARIFYING THAT RAIL CLIENTS HAVE THAT SAME ABILITY NEXT SLIDE.

AND THIS IS THE LAST AREA WHERE YOU'LL SEE THAT RAIL LINE AND PUBLIC MOBILITY PROJECTS ADDED TO THE LANGUAGE.

AND THIS IS IN THAT WATER QUALITY TRANSITION ZONES.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

THE NEXT FEW SLIDES I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT ALL HAVE TO DO WITH ALLOWING ROADWAYS SUFFICIENT, MAXIMUM AND PERVIOUS COVER.

AND SO I'M GOING TO WALK YOU THROUGH SOME OF OUR METHODOLOGY, UM, TO ARRIVE AT THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE'RE MAKING.

UM, YOU ALREADY INTUITIVELY KNOW THIS, THAT MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURE IS IMPERVIOUS BY NATURE, AND WE NEED TO HAVE, UM, THE ABILITY TO BUILD THESE FACILITIES TO OUR CURRENT, UM, TRAPS, TRANSPORTATION, AND MULTIMODAL DEMAND THAT WE HAVE IN OUR SYSTEM.

AND SO WANTED TO POINT OUT A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS HERE.

UM, THE MAXIMUM IMPERVIOUS COVER LIMITS THAT EXIST ON A SUBURBAN WATER SUPPLY, SUBURBAN WATER SUPPLY, RURAL WATERSHEDS, UM, WANTING TO MAKE A LITTLE BIT OF A TWEAK TO THOSE.

SO THE ROADWAYS, IF YOU LOOK AT THIS IMAGE, THIS IS WILLIAM CANNON DRIVE ON THE EAST SIDE OF WILLIAM KENNAN BY SOUTH PLEASANT VALLEY.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE IMAGE, YOU CAN SEE KIND OF THE, THE TRANSECT OF, UM, KIND OF THE LEAST IMPERVIOUS COVER TO THE MOST IMPERVIOUS COVER.

AND THE ROADWAYS INEVITABLY IN ALL OF THE WATERSHEDS HAVE THE MOST INTENSE, UM, IMPERVIOUS COVER COMPARED TO THE OTHER PORTIONS IN THAT TRANSECT.

UM, WE ARE ALREADY OVER THE IMPERVIOUS COVER LIMIT IN SOME OF OUR EXISTING CONDITIONS, LET ALONE, BEFORE WE GO AND TRY TO MAKE SOME IMPROVEMENTS, UM, FOR MOBILITY TO THOSE ROADWAYS.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO ONE HAD TO WALK YOU THROUGH A LITTLE BIT OF THE ANALYSIS THAT WE DID TO ARRIVE AT THE, THE NUMBERS THAT WE'RE PROPOSING FOR, UH, NEW IMPERVIOUS COVER LIMITS.

UM, SO WE LOOKED AT THE ROADWAYS AND LOOKED AT ALL THE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS OF IT.

WHAT MAKES UP THE IMPERVIOUS COVER ALONG A ROADWAY AND WHAT ARE THOSE PIECES THAT MIGHT VARY ACROSS THE CITY? AND SO WE LOOKED AT, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S THE REGULATORY ZONE, THE BLOCK LENGTH, WHAT'S THE CURB TO CURB DISTANCE FOR THAT ROADWAY.

UM, HOW OFTEN ARE THEIR DRIVEWAYS, HOW WIDE ARE THOSE DRIVEWAYS? UM, YOU KNOW, WHAT ARE THE INTERSECTIONS LIKE? WHAT'S THE RHYTHM OF MINOR INTERSECTIONS, MAJOR INTERSECTIONS? WHERE DO WE NEED TO TURN LANES? WHERE DO WE NEED TO HAVE THOSE MISCELLANEOUS OTHER PIECES THAT ADD TO THE IMPERVIOUS COVER? AND BY THAT I'M TALKING ABOUT TRANSIT STOPS, UM, UH, BIKE, PARKING, CONCRETE PADS, UM, PADS FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL BOXES, YOU KNOW, ALL THOSE MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS THAT CAN ADD UP TO QUITE A BIT IN SOME CASES.

SO WE LOOKED AT ALL OF THAT ON A WHOLE SLEW OF DIFFERENT ROADWAYS IN OUR DIFFERENT WATERSHEDS AND, UM, ARE MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON THAT NEXT SLIDE.

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OKAY.

SO HERE'S, HERE'S SOME OF THAT ANALYSIS, UM, URBAN WATERSHEDS ALREADY ALLOW A HUNDRED PERCENT IMPERVIOUS COVER.

UM, SO RIGHT HERE, YOU'RE, YOU'RE JUST SEEING SUBURBAN WATER SUPPLY, SUBURBAN AND WATER SUPPLY RURAL, UM, WITHIN THE SURBURBAN WATERSHED, THAT'S THIS, I WOULD SAY WHERE THE MAJORITY OF OUR WORK IS.

UM, AND WE HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT EXAMPLES, BUT, UH, BASED ON OUR ANALYSIS, WE HAVE A RANGE ANYWHERE FROM ABOUT 84 TO A HUNDRED PERCENT NEED FOR IMPERVIOUS COVER.

UH, REALLY DEPENDS ON THE ROADWAY ITSELF.

UM, BUT THOSE NUMBERS AND SUBURBAN WATERSHED ARE FAIRLY CONSISTENT.

UM, THE AVERAGE OF WHAT WE SAW IS ABOUT 91% AND FOR A CODE REVISION, WE'RE ASKING FOR 90% MAXIMUM IMPERVIOUS COVER AND SUBURBAN WATERSHEDS.

NOW, WHEN IT COMES TO WATER SUPPLY, SUBURBAN AND WATER SUPPLY, RURAL, UM, WE HAVE A WIDER, UH, RIGHT AWAIZ.

UH, WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE ROOM TO DO SOME OF THE WORK THERE.

UM, AND YOU CAN SEE THE, THE RANGES, UM, OF OUR NEED, UH, VARY QUITE A BIT MORE THAN THEY DO IN SUBURBAN, SUBURBAN.

UM, THE RIGHT OF WAY WAS, ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE STANDARDIZED IN THE WATER SUPPLY, SUBURBAN AND WATERS, PLY, RURAL.

WE HAVE MUCH MORE FLUCTUATIONS AND RIGHT AWAY WIDTHS TO DEAL WITH.

AND SO, UM, HERE WE SHOW, UH, YOU KNOW, A WIDER RANGE OF, OF NEEDED IMPERVIOUS COVER, LIKE WATERSHEDS WATER SUPPLY SUBURBAN HAS, UH, ANYWHERE FROM LIKE 53 TO 92% NEED FOR IMPERVIOUS COVER TO GET OUR INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE.

UM, WE LOOKED AT THE AVERAGE IS ABOUT 69 AND WORKING WITH STAFF, WE CAME UP WITH THE, THE PROPOSED RECOMMENDATION OF 65% MAXIMUM IMPERVIOUS COVER AND VERY SIMILARLY FOR, UM, WATER SUPPLY RURAL AS WELL.

WE LANDED ON A 55%, UM, MAXIMUM THAN PERVIOUS COVER PROPOSED, UH, CHANGE.

NOW, ONE OF THE QUESTIONS, WELL, WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU KNOW THESE AREAS WHERE THERE'S MORE NEED THAN WHAT THE, THE LIMIT, THE LIMITS THAT WE'RE PROPOSING ARE, UM, AND THAT WILL HAPPEN.

UH, WE TRIED TO SET THESE NUMBERS SO THAT THEY WOULD HIT MOST OF OUR PROJECTS, BUT NOT NECESSARILY ALL OF THEM.

AND SO WHEN WE DO BUMP UP AGAINST THAT NEED TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE A MECHANISM IN PLACE FOR A VARIANCE, UM, TO ALLOW US TO GO AHEAD AND GET THAT MOBILITY AND SAFETY INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE.

SO GO ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE AND WE'LL SEE HOW THIS SHOWS UP IN THE, THE ORDINANCE LANGUAGE.

SO THIS FIRST ONE IS AN ADMINISTRATIVE VARIANCE, UM, UM, APPLICATION.

AND YOU CAN SEE THERE THAT THIS WOULD BE, UM, AT THE DISCRETION OF THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR FOR SUBURBAN WATER SUPPLY, SUBURBAN AND WATER SUPPLY RURAL, UM, AFTER WE HAVE DEMONSTRATED THAT, UM, IT'S NOT FEASIBLE TO DO IT WITHOUT A VARIANCE AND THAT IT'S NOT IN THE BARTON SPRINGS ZONE, UM, THAT IS THE MINIMUM AMOUNT NECESSARY.

AND THAT I CAN'T READ THAT LAST ONE COMPLETELY FROM HERE, BUT, UM, JUST MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE DOING ALL OF OUR DUE DILIGENCE.

EXCELLENT.

UM, AND THIS IS HOW IT WAS SHOW UP, UM, IN THE DRAFT ORDINANCE.

UM, I ALREADY MENTIONED THAT WATER AT THE URBAN WATERSHED ALREADY ALLOWS A HUNDRED PERCENT, UM, THIS JUST, IT DOESN'T EXCITE IT EXPLICITLY, SO THIS SPELLS IT OUT AND IT SPELLS IT OUT IN THE SAME WAY THAT YOU'LL SEE ROADWAYS, UM, SPELLED OUT FOR EACH OF THE DIFFERENT WATERSHEDS HERE.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE THERE, UM, SUBURBAN WATERSHED, 90%, UH, WATER SUPPLY, SUBURBAN 65 AND WATER SUPPLY RULE 55.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

SO THAT, THAT'S THE END OF THE PRESENTATION.

I DO WANT TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF ANOTHER BIT OF BACKUP MATERIAL THAT YOU ALL HAVE, AND THAT'S A KIND OF A SPREADSHEET THAT SUMMARIZES, UM, THE INFORMATION THAT'S IN THIS AND IT REAL, IT POINTS OUT A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

WHAT IS IT THAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH AS WELL AS WHETHER AS A CLARITY AND SOMETHING THAT'S REALLY MEANT TO JUST CLARIFY THE CODE OR WHETHER IT'S A POLICY CHANGE.

AND WITH THAT, I'M HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, UH, VERY MUCH APPRECIATE YOU COMING TO WALK THROUGH ALL OF THAT PLUS, CAUSE IT'S, THERE'S A LOT, UM, WITH JET.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

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COMMISSIONER BARRETT, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? HI, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

UM, I HAD SOME QUESTIONS, UM, KIND OF ON, UM, WHAT, WHAT EARLY ON IN THE PRESENTATION, UM, ON SLIDE SEVEN, THIS IS JUST AN EDUCATION QUESTION, BUT IT WAS, UM, YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THE GOALS OF THE MODE SHIFT OR THE 50 50 MODE SHIFT, UM, FOR TRANSPORTATION.

AND I JUST WANTED TO, UM, UNDERSTAND THAT A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

SO WOULD, WOULD, UM, ONE SET OF MODE, LIKE ONE CATEGORY BE WALKING, BIKING, WORKING FROM HOME AND THEN THE OTHER CATEGORY B LIKE DRIVING AND YEAH.

AND THANK YOU FOR ASKING THAT, UM, I WORK IN THE TRANSPORTATION REALM AND SO IT'S SECOND NATURE TO ME, BUT IT'S NOT ALWAYS TO EVERYBODY ELSE.

SO I APOLOGIZE.

UM, YES, REALLY IS TALKING ABOUT, UM, 50% OF PEOPLE STILL DRIVING, UM, DRIVING IN THE CARS FOR THEIR DAILY ACTIVITIES, WHETHER THAT'S GOING TO WORK OR THE GROCERY STORE OR ANY OTHER DESTINATION, AND THEN, UM, 50% BEING BY OTHER MODES, EXACTLY THE ONES THAT YOU HAD MENTIONED.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, WALKING, BIKING, TAKING TRANSIT TELEWORKING, UM, AND MAYBE IT WAS ON THE SIDE, BUT HOW'S, HOW'S THE PROGRESS GOING IN THAT AREA? YOU KNOW, IT'S, THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING.

I WOULD SAY THE BULK OF THE 2016, UM, 18 AND 2020 BONDS ALL ARE, ARE FOCUSED, OR I HAVE A SIGNIFICANT FOCUS ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION MODES.

UH, SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE WORKING QUITE DILIGENTLY TOWARDS.

AND OF COURSE, WITH PROJECT CONNECT, UM, PASSING THE WITH, BY THE VOTERS IN 2020, WHEN THAT INFRASTRUCTURE GETS IN, THAT WILL HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT, UM, TO THAT MODE SHIFT AS WELL.

SO I WOULD SAY THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, IS SOMETIMES HARD TO MEASURE, UM, BECAUSE WE'RE CONTINUOUSLY CHIPPING AWAY TOWARDS THAT MODE SHIFT GOAL.

UM, BUT AS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE INVESTING IN SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE CITY AND IS ALREADY STARTING TO MAKE A BIG DENT.

GREAT.

UM, I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION, UM, ON SLIDE 10, UH, THIS WAS, UM, UM, SPECIFIC TO THE CORRIDOR CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM, AND THIS IS KIND OF IN THE WEEDS QUESTION HERE, BUT I SAW THAT ONE OF THE GOALS WAS TO, UM, LOWER OR REDUCE IDLING AT INTERSECTIONS.

AND SO I WAS JUST THINKING LIKE, HOW CAN YOU DO THAT? UM, LIKE IT WITHOUT, IS IT LIKE CHANGING THE LIGHT? LIKE, YOU KNOW, LIKE HOW LONG YOU SIT THERE OR, UM, IS IT JUST HAVING, IS THAT MORE SPECIFIC TO CONGESTION AND JUST NOT HAVING AS MANY COLORS TRAVELING TO IT IS IT'S DEFINITELY TIED TO CONGESTION AND THERE'S A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT FACTORS AND THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING TO ADDRESS IT.

UM, SO FIRST IS MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE, UM, THE NEWEST, UH, SIGNAL TECHNOLOGY IN ALL OF OUR SIGNALS.

AND SO THAT'S BEEN A BIG EMPHASIS, UM, IN OUR PROGRAM, UM, SYNCHRONIZING THE SIGNALS.

UH, YOU, YOU PROBABLY NOTICED THIS MOST IN DOWNTOWN WHEN THERE'S, YOU KNOW, A SHORT DISTANCE IN BETWEEN SIGNALS AND YOU CAN SEE IF YOU'RE SITTING AT, YOU CAN SEE IT TURNED GREEN AND THE NEXT ONE AND THE NEXT ONE.

UM, AND, AND THAT'S TIME SO THAT WHEN YOU'RE IN A VEHICLE AND YOU HAVE A GREEN LIGHT, BY THE TIME YOU GET TO THE NEXT ONE THAT HAS TURNED GREEN AS WELL.

UM, THE OTHER WAY THAT WE, WE CAN AFFECT, UM, IDLING AND CONGESTION IS BY PUTTING IN ADDITIONAL TURN LANES WHERE WE NEED THEM.

AND SO THESE TYPICALLY HAPPEN AT THE MORE MAJOR INTERSECTIONS.

UM, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN THINK OF SOME OF THE, UM, BIGGEST INTERSECTIONS, OR MAYBE NOT THE BIGGEST, BUT, BUT THE ONES THAT CARRY THE MOST TRAFFIC A REALLY GOOD EXAMPLE WOULD BE BURNET, UM, ROAD AT, UM, FRAMER OR, UH, YOU KNOW, OTHER ROADWAYS LIKE THAT.

UM, SO THERE'S A LOT OF PLACES AND WE'VE DONE ANALYSIS UP AND DOWN THE 50 MILES OF ROADWAY, WHICH INTERSECTIONS WOULD BENEFIT FROM ADDITIONAL TURN LANES.

AND SO THAT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO MOVE THROUGH THE INTERSECTIONS MORE QUICKLY.

THE OTHER THING THAT WE'RE DOING IS, UH, YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE IN A TURN LANE, SOMETIMES THAT TURN LANE STACKING DISTANCE CAN BE A LITTLE TOO SHORT.

UM, AND SO WE ARE EXTENDING SOME OF THOSE AS WELL, SO THAT WE'RE ABLE TO GIVE PEOPLE THROUGH THE INTERSECTIONS MORE QUICKLY.

THANK YOU.

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UM, IT WAS A GREAT PRESENTATION AND, UM, THANKS FOR THESE ANSWERS.

THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTIONS.

YOU'RE WELCOME AROUND THE PRIMER.

YES.

I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE VARIANCES YOU'RE REQUESTING.

IT SEEMS TO BE, TO ME AT YOUR SETTING GOALS, SAY FOR HAVING A 65%, YOU KNOW, PERVIOUS COVER LIMIT IN A CERTAIN AREA, BUT IF YOU CAN'T MEET THAT FOR A PARTICULAR REASON, THEN YOUR, WHAT YOU DO THEN IS YOU GO TO SOMEONE AND ASK FOR AN ADMINISTRATIVE BARRIERS TO THAT, TO EXCEED IT.

UM, SO THAT COULD GO UP TO A HUNDRED PERCENT OR BE IS COVERED, BUT THIS IS JUST AN ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS THAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH AT NO POINT, ARE YOU GOING THROUGH ANY SORT OF, UH, PUBLIC REVIEW I GOING FRONT OF A BORDER COMMISSION HAVE THAT REVIEWED, SEE WHAT THE IMPACT OF THAT IS BROADLY SPEAKING, IS THAT CORRECT? I WOULD SAY THAT THE ATTEMPT IS TO TRY TO, UM, MEET THE CODE FIRST, RIGHT.

UM, AND THEN WHERE WE CAN FOR MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE SOME CHECKS AND BALANCES IN PLACE SO THAT IT'S NOT A FREE PASS.

UM, WE, WE DON'T WANT TO, TO USE THIS AS THE GO-TO, UM, BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE, AND YES, WE ARE SUGGESTING THAT THAT IS AN ADMINISTRATIVE, UM, VARIANCE THAT THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT WOULD OVERSEE AND ENSURE THAT WE MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA.

AND SO THERE WERE THREE CRITERIA EXPLICITLY WRITTEN IN THERE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE STILL, UM, ONLY USING IT TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE AND NOT NECESSARILY AUTOMATICALLY GOING TO A HUNDRED PERCENT, BUT SAY, SAY, UM, THE LIMIT IS SET AT 65 AND WE REALLY NEED 75.

UM, SO THERE WE'RE BUILDING IN SOME OF THOSE CHECKS AND BALANCES.

IS THERE ANY MECHANISM BY WHICH THERE YOU CAN AUDIT THESE THINGS AS YOU'VE GONE? SEE IF YOU'RE MEETING METRICS UP TO SEE THAT IT IS TRULY DONE ON EXCEPTIONAL BASIS, OR IS IT JUST A BUNCH OF MATERIAL YOU PUT UP ON A BOARD AND IT LOOKED NICE AND THEN YOU'RE ACTUALLY NOT MEETING THE 65% GOAL, AND IT'S ALWAYS 87% BECAUSE YOU'RE USING THIS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE AND CIRCUMVENTING THE PUBLIC REVIEW PROCESS TO DO THAT BECAUSE YOU HAVEN'T MENTIONED ANY SORT OF AUDIT FEATURE OF THIS TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE MEETING YOUR GOALS.

YEAH.

SO A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS TO THAT END.

UM, PART OF OUR ANALYSIS IN WATERSHED DEFINITELY HELD OUR FEET TO THE FIRE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE PROVING OUT WHAT THAT NEED IS UPFRONT.

UM, I WOULD SAY RIGHT NOW THE CITY HAS THE ABILITY TO, UM, LOOK AT PAST PROJECTS TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE UPHOLDING ONLY TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, UM, THAT ADDITIONAL, UH, LENIENCY, UM, SO, WELL, WHILE THERE'S NOTHING THAT I KNOW OF DIRECTLY IN THE CODE LANGUAGE ABOUT AUDITING FOR THIS PARTICULAR ITEM, WE DO HAVE THE ABILITY TO, AS A CITY AND WATERSHED PROTECTION AS KIND OF THE LEAD OVER THIS AREA, UM, HAS THE ABILITY TO REQUEST THAT INFORMATION AND TO ENSURE THAT, UM, THE CODE LANGUAGE IS SET AN INAPPROPRIATE LEVEL.

I GUESS MY CONCERN IS THAT UNLESS THERE IS A SPECIFIC MECHANISM SET FORTH BY WHICH THE METRICS ARE TRACKED DELIBERATELY, THEN THERE'S NO WAY GOING BACK SAY TWO YEARS FROM NOW AND SAY, GEE, YOU KNOW, WE, WE PROVED THIS LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE THAT SAID, WE HAVE A TARGET OF 65%.

WE HAVE A VARIANCE PROCESS.

THAT'LL, YOU KNOW, UH, THAT ALLOWS US TO GO UP TO A HUNDRED PERCENT AS NEEDED, BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT ON AN EXCEPTION BASIS.

NOW LET'S GO BACK AND SEE HOW MANY EXCEPTIONS WERE BLASTED, WHAT THE VARIANCE LIMIT WAS AND ALL THAT SORT OF THING, BECAUSE FELONS, NO ONE HAS REQUIRED TO KEEP ADA ON ALL THIS.

SO IF WERE TO COME BACK IN TWO YEARS AND ASK YOU, WHAT'S THIS LOOK LIKE, WELL, THERE'S NO INFORMATION BECAUSE NO ONE TRACKED IT.

YEAH, THAT'S VERY GOOD POINT.

UM, WE DEFINITELY ANY TIME THAT WE DO GET A WAIVER OR VARIANTS, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT, UM, CAN BE TRACKED.

AND I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA.

WE SHOULD BE LOOKING EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS OR ARE AT WHATEVER INTERVAL AS APPROPRIATE,

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UM, TO ENSURE THAT THAT, THAT NUMBER IS A CORRECT NUMBER.

UM, AND, UH, WE CAN CERTAINLY WORK WITH WATERSHED PROTECTION TO, UM, BUILD SOME, SOME TRACKING MECHANISMS BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THERE'S A LOT OF TIME DELAY JUST TO BUILD A ROAD, FOR EXAMPLE, IT JUST ALONG THE PROCESS.

YEAH.

AND CERTAINLY, I DON'T WANT TO BE THE ONE HOLDING UP PUTTING A LEFT-HAND TURN LANE ON BURNETT ROAD.

BUT THEN ON THE OTHER HAND, UH, IF WE, AS A, YOU KNOW, THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION HEALED THAT CONVENIENCE TO YOU TO SPEED UP THE PROJECT, THEN IT'S INCUMBENT, I THINK, ON SOMEONE TO COME BACK TO US AND REPORT ON A PERIODIC BASIS, WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF US YIELDING THAT REVIEW PROCESS TO OTHER PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, WHERE WE WAS THAT A REASONABLE THING WE DO OR WAS THAT, DID THAT NOT JUST WORK OUT THE WAY WE HAD PLANNED AND DO WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT GOING FORWARD, YOU KNOW, IT WORKS BETTER THAN IT PERHAPS TURNED OUT, RIGHT? YEAH.

I, I, I DEFINITELY THINK I'M LOOKING AT THIS EVERY SO OFTEN IS A GREAT IDEA.

UM, MOBILITY PROJECTS DO TAKE A WHILE TO GET IN PLACE.

SO IT MIGHT NOT BE EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS, IT MIGHT BE EVERY FOUR YEARS, SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT WE CAN CERTAINLY, UM, WORK WITH THE WATERSHED DEPARTMENT TO, TO PUT SOME TRACKING IN PLACE FOR WHAT WE DO.

'CAUSE I, I THINK IT'D BE REASONABLE TO COME BACK.

I'M GOING TO SAY TWO YEARS JUST BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO SAY TO COME BACK AND HAVE A REPORT BACK SAYING, OKAY, HERE'S WHAT WE DID.

HERE'S WHAT THE GOALS WERE HERE AT THE VARIANCES.

AND, YOU KNOW, DOES THIS LOOK ACCEPTABLE TO THE VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS WHO HAVE PURVIEW OVER THIS? AND IF IT LOOKS GOOD, THEN JUST LETS GO AND KEEP ON GOING.

IF IT SEEMS TO BE AT ODDS WITH YOUR BOWL OF NOT PAVING THE COUNTRY OVER AND PERHAPS WE NEED REEXAMINED THE PROCESS AND, UH, DO THAT, YOU KNOW, AND I'D BE HAPPY TO COME BACK FROM A COUPLE OF YEARS.

UM, WE'LL HAVE QUITE A BIT UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

SO I CAN'T IMAGINE SO.

YEAH.

WELL WE'LL HAVE SOME GOOD INFORMATION FOR YOU.

I JUST WAS WONDERING, UM, YOU'RE A TAPE THAT GIVES US, YOU HAVE TO BE PERFECT PER WATERSHED.

I'D HAVE TO RELY ON OTHERS FOR THAT INFORMATION, TALKING ABOUT THE EXISTING AMOUNT OF POLICE COVER OR THE REGULATION WITH THE EXISTING AMANTADINE PER COVER PER WATERSHED, UH, SORRY.

KATIE COYNE, ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER, UH, AT DATA IN THAT I THINK WOULD BE IMPORTANT THAT INFORMATION, BUT THIS IS A PROPOSED ADDITIONAL IMPERVIOUS COVER ON EXISTING, YOU KNOW, WATERSHEDS AND IN THE URBAN AREA IN-CITY ALREADY, IT HAD PREVIOUS COVER.

SO HOW MUCH ARE WE COMPROMISING PUBLIC SAFETY? AND THEN, SO I JUST WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IS THE ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM LEVEL LIVING PURPOSE CUPBOARD THAT EACH WATERSHED INDIVIDUALLY AND HANDLE.

AND OF COURSE THEN THERE'S ALSO THE COMPARISON BETWEEN URBAN AND SUBURBAN WATERSHEDS.

AND THERE'S SOME WATERSHEDS THAT ARE OUTSIDE OF THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS CTG THEY'RE IN THE ETJ.

SO HOW DOES THAT CALCULATION VIDEO? SO I'M, I'M, UH, I'M CONCERNED THAT WE MAY BE TAKING A POSITION ON THIS CODE, WOULD THAT NOT HAVING THAT T I THINK WHICH IS CRITICAL INFORMATION, UM, JUST, JUST CLAIRE, CLAIRE CLARIFICATION.

UM, ARE YOU CERTAIN WITH BATTERSON VACCINE FOR THE FLOODING? SO THE MAXIMUM PREVIOUS COVER IS SPECIFICALLY INTENDED TO, TO CURB, UH, WATER QUALITY IMPACTS, BUT ANY OF THESE PROJECTS, REGARDLESS OF THE IMPERVIOUS COVERS, THAT CAP WOULD STILL HAVE TO MEET NO ADVERSE IMPACT FROM A FLOODING PERSPECTIVE.

WELL, I SAW THE LANGUAGE THAT SAYS, UM, NO SIGNIFICANT PROBABILITY, UH, AS OPPOSED TO NO ADVERSITY IMPACT.

SO REGARDS TO THAT IN THE LANGUAGE, IN THE CODE, IT SAYS SIGNIFICANT PROBABILITY, BECAUSE I'M GOING TO ASK YOU FIND THAT WHO AND WHO WOULD DETERMINE THAT.

AND SO IN LOOKING AT WATER QUALITY YES, BUT ALSO THERE'S OTHER IMPACTS THAT COULD BE

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TRYING TO LOOK AT AND MAKE SURE I'M LOOKING AT THE SAME LANGUAGE AS YOU WHERE IT SAYS NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT DID THAT IS ON PAGE FIVE, HOLD ON, ARE THE ORDINANCE, THE DIRECT ORDINANCE.

SO LET ME TALK ABOUT THE, I CAN CLARIFY THAT REALLY QUICKLY, UH, THE NO SIGNIFICANT PROBABILITY OF ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, THIS IS, WOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED THE SAME THING AS FLOODING IMPACTS.

THOSE ARE PUBLIC SAFETY OR CLASSIFY THOSE DIFFERENTLY AFTER.

YEAH.

AND JUST TO LIZ JOHNSTON, DEPUTY ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER, JUST TO CLARIFY ALL OF THE DRAINAGE DRAINAGE REQUIREMENTS ARE IN A DIFFERENT CHAPTER CHAPTER 25, 7, AND NOTHING THERE IS BEING CHANGED.

AND SO AS FAR AS ADVERSE, I THINK WE SAY ADVERSE IMPACT A LOT AND WE MEAN FLOODING, BUT IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, IT'S ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.

SO THAT WOULD BE, UH, INCREASED POLLUTION, INCREASED EROSION IMPACTS TO TREES OR SEEK CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

OKAY.

YEAH.

SO WOULD IT, IT STILL WOULD BE US TO HAVE AN IDEA AS TO WHAT THE LEVEL OF IMPERVIOUS COVER EACH IS FOR EACH WATERSHED WOULD I WOULD THINK SO.

UM, WELL, I WILL SAY THAT IN COMING UP WITH THESE IMPERVIOUS COVER LIMITS, WATERSHED DID AN ANALYSIS OF SOME OF THE EXISTING CORRIDORS TO DETERMINE WHAT THE LEVEL OF IMPERVIOUS COVER WAS JUST FOR THEIR ROADWAYS.

UM, UH, THEY ALSO CAME BACK AND THEY DID THEIR OWN ANALYSIS WITH A LITTLE BIT MORE PRECISE INFORMATION.

AND SO MOST OF THE CORRIDOR, MOST OF THE ROADWAYS THAT WE LOOKED AT COLLECTIVELY WERE ALREADY ABOVE THE IMPERVIOUS COVER LIMITS.

UM, AND SO IT'S KIND OF HARD TO SAY IF WE'RE ACTUALLY IN REALITY, INCREASING IMPERVIOUS COVER FOR, FOR THESE, UM, BECAUSE WE PROBABLY AREN'T IN MOST CASES, UM, MOST OF THE TIME THEY'RE NOT ADDING THE TRAFFIC LANES.

YEAH.

YEAH.

AND THAT'S, THAT'S A REALLY GOOD POINT.

UM, UH, IN, IN URBAN AND SUBURBAN IN PARTICULAR, YOU KNOW, THE RIGHT OF WAY WIDTHS THAT WE HAVE ARE WHAT THEY ARE, UH, WE'RE NOT IN ANY CASE GOING AND BUYING, UM, SWATHS OF LAND SO THAT WE CAN ADD, UM, YOU KNOW, MORE THROUGH LANES, UM, ABOVE AND BEYOND THE RIGHT OF WAY THAT WE HAVE.

SO ALL OF THAT IS ALREADY SET.

AND SO WE'RE JUST WORKING WITHIN THE LIMITS THAT WE HAVE.

RIGHT.

BUT THAT'S FOR THE CORRIDORS ONLY, CORRECT.

WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE LEVEL OF IMPERVIOUS CORPORATE BOARDS.

CORRECT.

AND, AND JUST TO BE CLEAR, THE INCREASE IN THE MAXIMUM PURVIEWS CAP WOULD ONLY APPLY TO PUBLIC, UH, MOBILITY PROJECTS WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY.

SO THIS DOESN'T EXPAND THAT MAXIMUM CAP FOR ANY OTHER KIND OF OKAY.

BUT, OKAY.

BUT THIS HAS AN IMPACT, NOT ONLY ALONG THE CORRIDORS IS WORN AS DOES ANY IMPACT ON ANY OF THE QUARTERS, IT IMPACTS ALL OF THE PROJECTS CONNECTED TO PROJECT CONNECT.

SO LIKE RAPID RAIL, I MEAN, RAPID, RAPID BUS, ET CETERA.

SO MAYBE WE'VE MAY NOT HAVE THOSE CALCULATIONS OR WOULD THOSE, THOSE WOULD CHANGE, RIGHT? THIS IS, YEAH, THIS IS NOT JUST FOR QUARTER PROJECTS, BUT W WOULD EDDIE AFFECT ALL MOBILITY PROJECTS? SO TRAINS, ROADWAYS, BIKE PATHS, ET CETERA, BOTH SERIOUS WOULD CLEARLY HAVE A GREATER INCREASE OF IMPERVIOUS COVERAGE IS BECAUSE OF THIS, BECAUSE IF THERE'S NOT, I MEAN, THOSE ARE NEW IMPROVEMENTS FOR MOBILITY.

SO THOSE AREAS ARE GOING TO SUSTAIN AND CORRECT.

YES.

AND THOSE AREAS TYPICALLY ARE WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY WITHIN A ROADWAY SYSTEM.

SO, UM, THE PROJECT CONNECT ORANGE LINE AND BLUE LINE ARE ALL WITHIN CITY ROADWAYS.

UH, SO THAT'S, THAT'S WHERE THE FIRST WOULD FALL.

OKAY.

I WOULD STILL BE CURIOUS TO FIND OUT WHAT THE LEVEL IS, THE LEVEL OF IMPERVIOUS COVER IS FOR EACH WATERSHED.

AND YEAH.

WOULD YOU BE ASKING FOR THE, THE TOTAL IMPERVIOUS COVER PER WATERSHED OR JUST WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY OF THE ROADWAY? I WOULD SAY THE TOTAL, JUST BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T WITHIN THE WATERSHED AT SOME POINT EACH WATERSHED COULD PROBABLY MAX OUT ON, WE KNOW, PUT CAPACITY, THEY CAN SUSTAIN AS FAR AS WATER QUALITY AND SO FORTH.

SO YEAH, WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT THAT IS.

AND AT WHAT POINT DO WE STRESS THAT WATERSHED TOO MUCH THAT IT'S LIKE NOT DOABLE.

AND AT THAT POINT I WOULD THINK WATERSHED PROTECTION WOULD STEP IN AND SAY, NOPE, NOT DOABLE.

WE NEED TO PROTECT.

SO THANK YOU.

HI THERE.

I DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, BUT I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR VERY DETAILED, WELL THOUGHT

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OUT PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

UM, I JUST HAD A ONE QUESTION.

UH, I NOTICED ON THE PRESENTATION THAT WE MENTIONED 2000 TREES.

I WAS KIND OF CURIOUS IF THERE WERE CERTAIN SPECIES THAT WERE MORE FAVORABLE TO PLANNING, SO COMPARED TO OTHERS WITHIN THE NATIVE SPECIES.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

SO WE ARE, UM, WORKING WITH SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS, UM, ON NOT ONLY TREE SPECIES, BUT ALSO TREE PLANTING DETAILS, UM, THAT WILL ACHIEVE THE, THE LONGEST LIFESPAN POSSIBLE AS WELL AS PROTECT OUR UTILITIES AND THE OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE, UH, WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY.

UM, SO, UH, YOU PROBABLY KNOW THAT AUSTIN ENERGY HAS A LIST OF TREES THAT, THAT WE'RE ABLE TO USE.

WE'VE ALSO, UM, NOT ONLY WORK WITH AUSTIN ENERGY, BUT WORKED WITH PUBLIC WORKS, ARBORIST, UM, DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, ARBORIST, AND OTHERS TO LOOK AT, UM, EXPANDING THAT LIST.

UM, AND I THINK, I THINK ONE TREE WAS ADDED TO THE LIST, UM, WITHIN THE LAST YEAR.

UM, AND WE CONTINUE TO HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS.

UM, OBVIOUSLY WE'RE WANTING TO USE TREES THAT, UH, LITTER AS LESS AS POSSIBLE, RIGHT.

WE DON'T WANT, UM, LARGE ACORNS OR OTHER, YOU KNOW, FRUIT TYPE OF, OF, UH, TREES TO BE, UH, DROPPING, UM, INTO THAT SIDEWALK OR BICYCLE ZONE OR EVEN A CAR ZONE.

SO WE'RE VERY COGNIZANT ABOUT THE TYPES OF TREES THAT WE WOULD BE SUGGESTING.

UM, ARE THERE ANY LIKE CERTAIN NAMES OF THOSE TREES THAT WERE, YEAH, SO A COUPLE OF THEM, RED OAKS, UM, CEDAR ELMS, UH, THERE'S ANOTHER ONE THAT I'M, I'M FORGETTING AT THE MOMENT, BUT, UM, THOSE TWO IN PARTICULAR OR GOOD STREET TREES, AND YOU CAN SEE THOSE IN MANY DIFFERENT AREAS AROUND TOWN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

UM, I, I REALLY, UH, GA PRESENTATION, I DO THINK THAT MOBILITY BOND PROJECTS DO NEED TO BE PRETTY QUICK PROJECT CONNECTS.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

UM, ESPECIALLY IN DISTRICT FOUR, THERE ARE A LOT OF SEEING SIDEWALKS AND, UH, REALLY WANT TO MAKE WELL, UM, IN AUSTIN AND IN DISTRICT FOUR CAN GET TO THE RAIL LINE SAFELY AND EASILY AND REALLY PROMOTE THAT.

UM, MY QUESTION IS, WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME JUST GENERALLY WHAT THE IMPERVIOUS COVER IS FOR A STREET LIKE NORTH LAMAR? SO NORTH LAMAR, UM, IS IT, IT DEPENDS ON WHAT STRETCH OF IT, BUT THE MAJORITY OF NOTE NORTH LAMAR PROBABLY IS IN, UM, SOMEWHERE AROUND THE 90.

UM, I WOULD SAY IT SPANS ANYWHERE FROM ABOUT, UH, 87 TO 95% AND PERVIOUS COVER.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE STRETCHES, UH, PARTICULARLY THE TXDOT ROADWAY PORTIONS OF IT THAT DEVELOPED, UM, YOU KNOW, MANY YEARS AGO, UH, THERE'S A LOT OF, YOU KNOW, THE, THE ROAD LOT OF LANES, BUT THERE'S ALSO A LOT OF DRIVEWAYS AND IT WAS AT A, IT DEVELOPED AT A TIME WHEN THOSE DRIVEWAYS WERE VERY WIDE AND SOMETIMES THOSE DRIVEWAYS WERE USED, YOU KNOW, BASICALLY AS THE PARKING LOT.

SO, UH, WE IN TRANSPORTATION CALL THOSE DRIVE WALKS WHEN THEY'RE SUPER WIDE AND WE NEED TO TRY TO ACCOMMODATE PEDESTRIANS AS WELL AS CARS.

UM, SO IN THOSE AREAS, THAT'S WHERE THE HIGHER IMPERVIOUS COVER IS.

NOW, THE CITY DOESN'T HAVE CONTROL OVER, UM, HOW OFTEN DRIVEWAYS CAN OCCUR.

UH, WE CAN WORK WITH PROPERTY OWNERS THOUGH TO AUGMENT THEIR DRIVEWAYS, UM, TO REDUCE THE, ESPECIALLY THOSE SUPER WIDE ONES, TO REDUCE IT DOWN, TO CREATE A LITTLE BIT MORE SAFETY SAFETY FOR PEDESTRIANS WHILE WE MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE, WE'RE ALLOWING THEM THE ACCESS THAT THEY NEED FOR THE TYPES OF VEHICLES THAT ARE VISITING THEIR PROPERTY.

AND, AND JUST AS COMPARISON, WHAT WOULD THAT IMPERVIOUS COVER BE FOR A STREET LIKE PEYTON, GEN? OH, THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

UM, I HAVEN'T LOOKED AT PEYTON GIN IN PARTICULAR, UM, BUT I WOULD SAY THAT ACROSS THE URBAN AND SUBURBAN WATERSHEDS, UM, IT'S FAIRLY CONSISTENT.

AND SO WHEN WE LOOK AT, UM, EXISTING AND THEN WHAT TYPES OF INFRASTRUCTURE A MOBILITY PROJECT WOULD BE PUTTING IN,

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UM, YOU'RE, YOU'RE GENERALLY LOOKING AT THE, THAT SAME NUMBER RANGE.

SO ANYWHERE FROM LIKE 85 TO 95% OF PERVIOUS COVER.

OKAY.

I THINK THAT'S, UM, THE MAIN QUESTION, I GUESS, UH, MAYBE RELATED, BUT HOW DOES INCREASING, YOU KNOW, AUTOMATICALLY BEING ABLE TO INCREASE THEM PERVIOUS COVER AFFECT ANY CHANGES TO THE RIGHT OF WAY BEING ABLE TO, UM, INCREASE, YOU KNOW, OBTAIN MORE OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF A LOT OF HOMES, UH, BACK UP TO PEYTON, JEN, FOR EXAMPLE.

YEAH.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TRY TO DO, UM, IS, IS BALANCED THAT OUT.

WE DON'T WANT TO, UM, IMPACT ANY PRIVATE PROPERTY TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, UM, AND IN PARTICULAR RESIDENTIAL.

AND SO IT MAY BE THE CASE, AND THERE ARE SEVERAL OF OUR PROJECTS WHERE WE MIGHT NEED A SLIVER, UH, SO THAT WE CAN HAVE AN ADEQUATELY SIZED, UH, SIDEWALK OR SHARED USE PATH FOR BOTH BIKES AND PEDESTRIANS.

UM, A LOT OF TIMES, UH, WE CAN, UH, HAVE PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PUT IN SOME INFRASTRUCTURE AND DO THAT WITHIN AN EASEMENT.

UH, SO IT, IT, UH, IS LESS DEMAND ON THE CITY TO GO OUT AND ACQUIRE THAT, THAT PROPERTY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

THAT'S A LOT OF VERY GOOD COVER, AND I APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME AND GOING TO, UH, UH, A LOT OF, UH, COMPLEX AND DETAILED, UH, INFORMATION TO, UH, TO GIVE TO US TODAY.

UM, HOWEVER, I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS, UM, AS THINGS COME TO US, THEY COME ONE AT A TIME AND, AND SO WE REVIEWED THEM ONE AT A TIME.

AND THEN I THINK I KEEP THINKING OF THE JONI MITCHELL SONG.

UM, THEY DON'T KNOW, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'VE GOT TIL IT'S GONE.

UH, THEY PAVED OVER PARADISE, PUT IN A PARKING LOT, AND I'VE SEEN THAT HAPPEN TO US.

AND I'VE SEEN THAT HAPPEN IN, UH, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

AND I DON'T WANT TO SEE US PIECEMEAL OURSELVES TO DEATH.

UM, I THINK BY WAY, NONE OF US IN THIS ROOM DO SO THE QUESTIONS ARE WHAT COMPROMISES CAN WE MAKE AND HOW CAN WE BEST DEAL WITH A GROWING POPULATION AND ITS NEEDS, UM, AND STILL PRESERVE A LIVABLE SPACE.

AND I THINK WE'RE ALL IN AGREEMENT ABOUT THAT.

AND THE QUESTION IS JUST WHEN IT, HOW'D IT GET THERE.

UM, UH, SO I DON'T WANT TO CREATE CONFLICT WHERE THERE ISN'T ANY, UM, JUST TO PREFACE THAT, UM, I HAVE BECOME AWARE OF RECENTLY THAT THERE ARE SOME NEW MATERIALS AVAILABLE, WHICH ARE BEING REFERRED TO AS PERVIOUS COVER, WHICH CAN BE USED FOR, I DON'T KNOW THAT THEY CAN BE USED FOR ROADWAYS, BUT COULD BE USED FOR WALKING AND FOR BICYCLING.

AND IT SEEMS THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT MATERIALS THAT, THAT CAN BE USED TO CREATE THAT.

AND I DON'T, I WONDERED IF YOU HAVE, UM, LOOKED INTO SOME OF THOSE AS THAT IS, UM, A POSSIBLE WAY TO, UM, UH, PREVENT SOME OF THE RUNOFF ABSORBED SOME OF THE WATER THAT CAN THEN KIND OF KEEP WHAT'S GREEN AROUND IT ALIVE.

YEAH.

THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION.

UM, PERVIOUS PAVEMENT HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT THE CITY HAS BEEN INTERESTED IN LOOKING AT, AND, UH, NOT AS MUCH IN OUR ROADWAYS AS IN SOME OTHER APPLICATIONS WHERE WE CAN TEST THAT OUT AND GET SOME GOOD DATA.

UM, I DO KNOW THAT THERE IS SOME PILOTING OF PERVIOUS PAVEMENT, UM, HAPPENING.

I, I'M NOT INVOLVED PERSONALLY, SO I DON'T WANT TO, UM, I DON'T WANT TO OVERSTEP MY OWN BOUNDARIES HERE, BUT, UM, THAT'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT THE CITY HAS BEEN INTERESTED IN AND DEFINITELY IS SOMETHING THAT WE AS A CITY SHOULD CONTINUE TO PURSUE AND COLLECT INFORMATION AND DATA TOWARDS THAT GOAL.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR TIMELINE IS IN TERMS OF, ARE YOU PUTTING IN CONCRETE AS WE SPEAK OR ASPHALT AS WE SPEAK? SO I'M WONDERING I LOOKING AT IT AS GOOD, BUT, UM, IS IT SOMETHING THAT WE COULD DISCUSS AGAIN AT, UH, IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE, JUST TO FIND OUT IF THAT IS SOMETHING THAT'S, UH, FEASIBLE? IS IT ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE? IS IT,

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UH, IT APPEARS THAT IT'S, THAT SOME DEGREE OF, UH, PERVIOUS NESS CAN BE ACHIEVED, NOT NECESSARILY COMPLETELY, BUT, UM, BETTER THAN PURE CONCRETE OR SOMETHING THAT NOTHING GOES THROUGH.

SO, UM, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ASK IF THAT'S A, IF THAT'S A POSSIBILITY THAT WE COULD DISCUSS AGAIN, UM, WAS IT A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME GIVEN TO LOOK AT IT? IS IT SOMETHING THAT'S, UH, UM, IS THAT YOUR PROJECT CAN BE LOOKING AT IN A TIMELY WAY THAT SHOWS THAT IT COULD BE USED? YEAH.

KATE, IF YOU ORGANIZE YOUR TALK FIRST, JUST REALLY QUICKLY, JUST, UM, KATIE CORNY, ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER, UH, AT LEAST IN TERMS OF, OF ROAD ROADWAYS THEMSELVES, THERE'S NOT A VERSION OF PERMEABLE OR PERVIOUS PAVING THAT WOULD EVER BE CONSIDERED THAT BECAUSE OF THE COMPACTION THAT IS NECESSARY FOR THAT ROADWAY WHEN IT COMES TO SIDEWALKS AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE THAT MIGHT BE PART OF THAT RIGHT AWAY, CERTAINLY INTERESTED IN SEEING IF THERE'S COST EFFECTIVE METHODS AND WORKING WITH CPO AND OTHER, OTHER PARTNERS IN FIGURING OUT IF THAT'S A VIABLE SOLUTION IN SOME PLACES.