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[00:00:02]

OKAY, WELCOME.

UM, I GLAD EVERYBODY WAS ABLE TO JOIN US.

IT'S TWO OH ONE AND I'LL CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER.

UM, WE DO HAVE

[1. Certification of Quorum – Quorum requirement is 12 members]

A QUORUM PRESENT AND I DON'T BELIEVE THERE IS ANYONE THAT HAS SIGNED UP.

UM, SO WE'LL SKIP ITEM NUMBER TWO, ITEM NUMBER THREE.

THERE IS NO NEED FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

SO ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

UM,

[4. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on May 9, 2022 Meeting Minutes]

I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR, UH, ACTION ON THE MAY 9TH MINUTES.

OKAY.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND.

UM, ALL AND ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS ALL IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES, UNANIMOUSLY ITEM NUMBER FIVE IS

[5. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on CAMPO Appointments to Capital Metro Board]

DISCUSSION AND, UM, ACTION ON CAMPO APPOINTMENTS TO THE CAP METRO BOARD.

UM, I WANTED TO, UH, UPDATE YOU ALL AND JUST KIND OF REMIND YOU OF THE PROCESS THAT WE WENT THROUGH, UM, AT OUR LA OR ACTUALLY AT OUR APRIL MEETING, WE, UM, TALKED ABOUT THIS AND I APPOINTED A NOMINATING COMMITTEE AND THAT NOMINATING COMMITTEE THEN, UM, LOOKED AT AND THE APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWED, WE INTERVIEWED THREE PEOPLE, UM, FOR THE POSITION.

AND, UM, I AM HAPPY TO RECOMMEND TODAY MR. MATT HARRIS, UM, FOR THAT POSITION, THAT WAS THE UNANIMOUS RECOMMENDATION OF THE, UM, COMMITTEE THAT INTERVIEWED THE THREE CANDIDATES.

AND, UH, I WANT TO BACK UP THOUGH AND SAY, I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THAT.

UM, DID THROW THEIR NAME IN THE HAT FOR CONSIDERATION.

UM, IT WAS, YOU KNOW, I LEARNED A LOT FROM EACH PERSON AND I THINK, UH, EACH ONE MADE IT A DIFFICULT DECISION.

UM, BUT I THINK IT WAS THE UNANIMOUS DECISION OF THAT COMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND TO THIS BOARD, MATT HARRIS, UM, AND ASHBY INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKET, THE RESUME AND THE INFORMATION, UM, ABOUT EACH PERSON THAT WE DID TALK TO.

UM, BUT JUST MOST RECENTLY, UM, OR ACTUALLY HE, MATT IS THE CFO FOR BUTLER FAMILY INTERESTS AND HAS A LONG BACKGROUND WITH THEM.

AND THEN ALSO, UM, WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS LAW SCHOOL WAS THE ASSISTANT DEAN FOR BUSINESS AFFAIRS, UM, AND HAD A LONG LIST OF FINANCIAL BACKGROUND.

AND I THINK WILL BE A GREAT ASSET, UM, TO THAT BOARD.

AND AGAIN, WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY THAT WAS ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE, UM, WHICH INCLUDED, UM, AND HOWARD TERRY MITCHELL, UH, SANDY GUZMAN, SANDY IS HERE.

THANK YOU, SANDY FOR BEING HERE AND THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING, UM, AND MYSELF.

UM, AND, UH, W IT WAS, UH, LIKE I SAID, IT WAS A, A GOOD PROCESS AND I'M THANKFUL FOR THOSE THAT AGREED TO HELP AND THOSE HELP AND THOSE THAT VOLUNTEERED TO STEP UP TERRY ANN, DO Y'ALL HAVE ANY COMMENTS UP AS ON, UH, WE HAD A NUMBER OF QUALIFIED, EVERYBODY WAS QUALIFIED AND WE JUST PICKED WE'RE ABLE TO PICK THE BEST OF THE BEST.

SO THAT WAS, THAT WAS ESSENTIALLY I'D MOVE APPROVAL OF THE RECOMMENDATION.

ALRIGHT, THERE'S A MOTION BY JUDGE OAKLEY SECOND BY MAYOR MORGAN TO APPOINT MATT HARRIS TO THE FINANCIAL SPOT, UM, THAT CAMPO POINTS TO THE CAP, METRO BOARD, ANY OTHER DISCUSSION, MADAM CHAIR, I JUST WANTED TO UNDERSCORE THAT WE LEANED INTO WHAT WE BELIEVED WAS THE INTENT OF HOW THE BOARD MEMBERS WERE SET UP, AND THIS WAS TO BE A FINANCE SPOT.

AND SO WE REALLY LOOKED FOR EXTENSIVE FINANCIAL EXPERIENCE, AND I THINK WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE COMING UP.

THAT'S A BUSINESS, A COMMUNITY SPOT, OR NOT QUITE YET, BUT WE THINK SO IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

AND SO IF WE FOLLOW THAT SAME, YOU KNOW, UM, INTENT OF HOW IT WAS SET UP, WE'D BE LOOKING FOR A BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE, AND I REALLY HOPE THAT WE WILL HELP SPREAD THE WORD, UM, AND LOOK FOR, YOU KNOW, UH, PEOPLE OF COLOR, PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND EXPERIENCES, BUT COMING FROM THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? ALRIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY ON THAT SAME AGENDA ITEM.

UM, JUST AS BY WAY OF REMINDER, CAMPO HAS THREE APPOINTMENTS TO THE CAP METRO BOARD.

UM, THE FIRST ONE, THE FINANCE ONE THAT WE JUST ADDRESSED.

THE SECOND ONE IS SOMEBODY WITH BUSINESS BACKGROUND.

AND THEN THE THIRD ONE IS A MEMBER OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL.

AND THAT CURRENTLY IS FILLED BY AN KITCHEN THAT TERM EXPIRES THIS MONTH.

AND SO, UM, MY RECOMMENDATION IS THAT WE REAPPOINT

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COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN TO THAT SLOT FOR THE REMAINDER OF HER COUNCIL TERM MOVE TO APPROVE.

ALRIGHT, THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPOINT TO REAPPOINT COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN TO HER.

UM, THE SPOT SHE CONTINUES.

UH, WE'LL CONTINUE TO FILL ON CAP METRO, ANY DISCUSSION YOU STILL WANT TO VOLUNTEER? IT'S NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO BACK OUT? IF NO, I JUST SAY I, I I'VE APPRECIATED THE OPPORTUNITY AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE NOMINATION TO CONTINUE THAT OPPORTUNITY.

IT'S IT'S A VERY INTERESTING TIME FOR CAP, UM, FOR CAP METRO.

AND SO I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY.

THANK YOU ALL.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

UM, TERRY, THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SERVICE.

AND AS HE CLOSES HIS COMPUTER AND LEAVES EXITS THE BUILDING, UM, I THINK HE'S GOT A PLANE TO CATCH, BUT THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR YEARS OF SERVICE, NOT ONLY TO CAP METRO, BUT TO THIS BOARD AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

HAVE A GREAT MADAM CHAIR.

I HAVE THE PROXY FOR COMMISSIONER JEFF TREVELYAN FOR THE RECORD AND WE HAVE NOTE OF IT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU ALL.

ALL RIGHT, THAT WAS ITEM NUMBERS.

FIVE WE'LL MOVE ON TO

[6. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action to Authorize CAMPO Executive Director to Begin Negotiation on Interchange Bottleneck Study Contract]

ITEM NUMBER SIX.

UM, DISCUSSING TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE CAMPO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BEGIN NEGOTIATION ON THE INTERCHANGE BOTTLENECK STUDY CONTRACT.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

UH, WILLIAM LISKA, REGIONAL PLANNING MANAGER FOR CAMPO IN MARCH.

CAMPO ISSUED A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR ASSISTANCE ON A REGION WIDE STUDY, A FREEWAY INTERCHANGES AND MAJOR ARTERIAL INTERSECTIONS BECAUSE INTERCHANGES AND INTERSECTIONS ARE TYPICALLY LOCATIONS IN A TRANSPORTATION NETWORK OR BOTTLENECKS FORM.

WE'RE CALLING IT.

THE INTERCHANGE BOTTLENECKS STUDY.

THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY IS TO ANALYZE CONGESTION SAFETY AND MULTIMODAL CONNECTIVITY AT REGIONAL FREEWAY INTERCHANGES AND MAJOR ARTERIAL INTERSECTIONS.

THE MAP ON THE RIGHT HIGHLIGHTS, THE 11 FREEWAY TO FREEWAY INTERCHANGES IN THE REGION, BUT THE SCOPE OF THE STUDY WILL ALSO INCLUDE ALL FREEWAY INTERCHANGES WITH MAJOR ARTERIAL INTERSECTIONS, AS WELL AS A MAJOR ARTERIAL INTERSECTIONS.

WITH OTHER MAJOR ARTERIALS, WE WILL DEVELOP A SCREENING ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE A PRIORITIZED LIST OF INTERCHANGE AND INTERSECTION LOCATIONS, NEEDING IMPROVEMENT.

WE WILL THEN DEVELOP CONCEPT LEVEL IMPROVEMENT ALTERNATIVES FOR THAT SHORT LIST OF PRIORITIZED INTERCHANGES AND INTERSECTIONS.

CAMPO RECEIVED SIX RESPONSES TO THIS RFP.

OUR EVALUATION COMMITTEE SCORED THE PROPOSALS OUT OF A MAXIMUM SCORE OF 100.

THE TOP THREE RANKING FIRMS WERE THEN INVITED FOR IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS AND A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM OF 25 ADDITIONAL POINTS WAS AWARDED THROUGH THE INTERVIEW PROCESS.

AFTER INTERVIEWS, HDR HAD THE HIGHEST SCORE OF ALL RESPONSIVE TEAMS WITH THAT, UH, CAMPUS STAFF REQUESTS, THE TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO, UH, BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH THE TOP RANKED CONSULTANT FIRM TO DEVELOP THE INTERCHANGE BOTTLENECK STUDY.

IS THERE A MOTION ON NUMBER SIX? ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

SECOND BY COMMISSIONER.

ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS ITEM? OKAY.

SEEING NONE ALL IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

MOTION PASSES.

UNANIMOUSLY ITEM NUMBER

[7. Annual Briefing on CAMPO Financial Audit]

SEVEN, ANNUAL BRIEFING ON CAMPO FINANCIAL AUDIT, THERESA.

I THINK THIS ONE'S YOURS.

HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY.

WOW.

THAT'S REALLY THOUGH.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

I AM THERESA HERNANDEZ, THE, UM, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER WITH CAMPO.

UM, OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS, WE HAVE WORKED WITH, UM, ONE OF MY OLD BRITAIN BITTEN BENDER PC, UM, TO ENSURE THAT THEY RECEIVED THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO PERFORM OUR ANNUAL AUDIT.

THIS YEAR, WE DID COME OUT WITH ANOTHER CLEAN AUDITS.

SO WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THAT.

AND RIGHT NOW I WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP MR. ARCHIE TO GIVE YOU A BRIEFING.

THANK YOU.

AND WELCOME MR. MONTOYA.

MAYA.

[00:10:03]

MY PLEASURE TO BE HERE BETTER.

OKAY.

YES, WE COMPLETED OUR AUDIT, YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, AND OUR ISSUING HAVE ISSUED WHAT WE CALL A CLEAN OPINION ON THOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

IN OUR OPINION, YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL THE ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES.

WE ALSO ISSUE A BY-PRODUCT LETTER.

WE CALL OR THE STANDARDS CALL COMMUNICATIONS, WHERE THOSE CHARGED WITH GOVERNANCE.

AND IT TALKS ABOUT SEVERAL FACTORS IN BACKGROUND TO THE AUDIT, BUT THAT'S ALSO THE PLACE WHERE WE WOULD BE REPORTING A DIFF DEFICIENCIES OR WEAKNESSES IN YOUR INTERNAL CONTROL.

AND WE'RE NOT REPORTING ANY, OUR AUDIT IS NOT A CONTROL AUDIT.

IT'S A FINANCIAL STATEMENT AUDIT, BUT THE STANDARDS, THE AUDIT STANDARDS REQUIRE US TO REPORT TO YOU ANY DEFICIENCIES OR WEAKNESSES.

IF WE IDENTIFY THEM IN PERFORMING THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT AUDIT, WE ARE NOT REPORTING ANY THOSE TO THE, THE OPINION ON THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

THE COMMUNICATIONS LETTER ARE AS CLEAN AS THOSE DOCUMENTS CAN GET IN AN AUDIT UNDER THE AUDIT PRINCIPAL AUDIT STANDARDS.

ONE THING I POINT OUT LIKE TO POINT OUT IN YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS IS YOUR FINANCIAL POSITION SAYS BALANCE SHEET IN BUSINESS TERMS, TOTAL ASSETS, AND TOTAL LIABILITIES, A UNIQUE ORGANIZATION AT ALMOST ANY POINT IN TIME, YOU ALMOST HAVE EQUAL EQUAL ASSETS TO EQUAL LIABILITIES.

WE'RE VERY CLOSE TO THAT.

SO YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE WHAT PEOPLE CALL RESERVES, ONE BALANCES, NET ASSETS, AND IT LOOKS A LITTLE UNUSUAL, HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF YOUR STREAM REVENUE STREAMS THAT ARE VERY CONSISTENCY, ESSENTIALLY WHAT YOU TAKE IN YOU'RE PUTTING OUT.

SO THAT'S WHY THE BALANCE SHEET, YOU DO HAVE SOME ASSETS IN LIABILITIES, BUT THEY USUALLY NET OUT TO ZERO OR CLOSE TO ZERO.

GIVEN YOUR TOTAL OPERATION FOR THAT YEAR, YOU TOOK CLOSE TO 3.6 MILLION IN AND 3.6, 6 MILLION OUT.

UH, THAT'S ALL I HAVE, BUT I'LL ENTERTAIN QUESTIONS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY, THANK YOU FOR THAT REPORT AND CONGRATULATIONS, THERESA AND STAFF FOR A CLEAN AUDIT.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? YES, YES.

AND CONGRATULATIONS FOR CLEAN OUT.

AND I KNOW THAT'S NOT EASY TO DO, AND IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK TO PULL IT TOGETHER.

SO I JUST HAD ONE QUICK QUESTION AND IT'S ACTUALLY PROBABLY MORE OF JUST A REMINDER FOR US ON THE BUDGET ADOPTION PROCESS.

CAUSE I NOTED FOR SOMETHING RELATED TO, UM, UH, THERE'S A STATEMENT IN THE NOTES ABOUT NO LATER THAN FOUR MONTHS PRIOR TO FISCAL YEAR END, THE PROPOSED BUDGET IS PRESENTED TO THE CAMPUS BOARD FOR REVIEW AND THAT THE BOARD HOLDS A PUBLIC MEETING AND A FINAL BUDGET IS ADOPTED PRIOR TO JULY 1ST.

SO I JUST WANT TO RE CAN YOU REMIND US WHAT THE WHOLE PROCESS IS FOR ADOPTING A BUDGET? SO, UM, AND I'LL, I'LL START AND THEN ASK THERESA TO JUMP IN AND, AND FIX IF STUFF THAT IF I TEAR IT UP.

SO, UM, THE UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAMMERS ARE, IS OUR BUDGET AND THAT'S A TWO YEAR DOCUMENT, RIGHT? SO WHEN YOU ADOPT IT, YOU ADOPTED FOR TWO FISCAL YEARS.

UM, SO CURRENTLY, SO THE ONE WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW WAS ADOPTED IN JUNE OF 21 AND THAT'LL CARRY US THROUGH UNTIL, UM, UH, NEXT THROUGH NEXT WELL PART OF NEXT YEAR.

SO WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE PROCESS FOR THE NEXT DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM? WE'LL START THAT PROCESS AROUND JANUARY.

UH, AND THEN, UM, BECAUSE THE BYLAWS FOR BOTH THE BOARD AT THE TECHS, UM, SAY THAT THE DRAFT UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM GOES TO THE TECH FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT, WE'LL DO THAT.

UM, THEN, UH, IT'LL COME TO THE BOARD FOR, UM, AT LEAST TWO, UM, TWO, UH, ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.

AND THEN, UH, USUALLY NO LATER THAN JUNE, WE ASKED THE BOARD TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM BECAUSE WE HAVE TO TURN IT INTO TEXTILE NO LATER THAN JULY.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S THE PROCESS WE NORMALLY DO.

AND WE DON'T SEE THAT CHANGING AT ALL ONGOING FORWARD.

YEAH.

THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT I WAS THINKING.

IT JUST, IF ONE, READ THIS NOTE WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THAT PROCESS, YOU MIGHT NOT, YOU MIGHT NOT SEE THAT THAT IS OUR BUDGET PROCESS.

SO THAT'S WHY I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY FOR FOLKS.

OKAY.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS I SHOULD SAY ON COUNCILMEMBER KITCHEN IS EVEN THOUGH YOU'VE ADOPTED THE CURRENT BUDGET WE'RE IN, WE DO TWICE AT LEAST, WELL, NOT TWICE A YEAR AS NEEDED.

WE CAN'T AMEND IT.

MM YEAH.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT'S GOOD CLARITY FOR FOLKS.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? ALRIGHT.

JUST ONE QUESTION, ASHLEY, I SAW IT HERE, WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT THE OPERATING LEASE THAT WE'RE IN OUR CURRENT SPACE

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FOR 2020, WE HAVE ANY, AT LEAST AT THIS MOMENT WE HAVE ANY PLANS.

CHANGE MARKET CONDITIONS ARE INTERESTING RIGHT NOW.

SO, UM, THE LEASE WAS NEGOTIATED IN 2016 THAT WE'RE UNDER RIGHT NOW AND IT RUNS OUT NEXT YEAR.

SO, UM, AT THE TIME, UM, WE WERE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE 25% BELOW MARKET RATE.

UM, I HAVE ACTUALLY STARTED TALKING TO THE COMMERCIAL BROKER, UH, AND I'VE GOTTEN A LIST OF BUILDINGS.

THE PRICES, EVERY PRICE, EVEN THE LOWEST PRICE IS MORE THAN WE PAY TODAY BY A FAIR AMOUNT.

UM, SO NEXT WEEK I GO OUT AND START LOOKING AT SPACE, UM, BECAUSE OF THE PRICES CLOSE AROUND, WE'RE HAVING TO LOOK FURTHER OUT.

UM, SO, UM, I'M TRYING, I'M TRYING TO KEEP US IN THE MID THIRTIES RIGHT NOW WE PAY 27, A SQUARE FOOT, UH, ALL IN.

I'M HOPING TO KEEP US IN THE MID THIRTIES, BUT I'M NOT SURE I CAN DO IT YET.

SO THE SHORT ANSWER IS, UM, BECAUSE OF INCREASING COSTS HERE.

YES.

WE'VE SEEN THAT GO UP, BUT WE'RE ALSO SEEING OUR OPERATING EXPENSES GO UP AND JUMP BECAUSE OF INFLATION.

AND SO WE'RE TRYING TO, WE'RE TRYING TO, YOU KNOW, DEAL WITH THAT.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE OUT, I WAS THINKING AROUND THOSE LINES AND YOU KNOW, YOU'RE HAVING TO WRANGLE ALL THESE THINGS TOGETHER THAT WILL YOU BE COGNIZANT ABOUT THAT MARKETING BUDGET PROJECTIONS? A LOT OF THE PRICES WE'VE SEEN FOR SPACE SIMILAR TO WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT WE'RE IN NOW IS OVER 50, 60, A SQUARE FOOT AND WE'RE PAYING 27 RIGHT NOW.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU ALL.

THAT WAS JUST AN INFORMATIONAL ITEM.

UH, SO THANK YOU.

UH, AGAIN, TERESA, THANK YOU, MR. .

AND, UM, WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM

[8. Discussion on CAMPO Code of Conduct for Transportation Policy Board Members]

NUMBER EIGHT, THIS, UH, AND, UH, THIS IS A DISCUSSION OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR OUR POLICY BOARD.

AND THAT IS, WE'VE GOT NEW MEMBERS ON OUR BOARD AND, UM, HAVE NOT GONE OVER THIS AND WE PROBABLY SHOULD JUST DO IT AS A, YOU KNOW, EVERY YEAR OR TWO KIND OF THING, BUT IT'S JUST GETTING TIM'S THAT OUR COUNCIL IS GOING TO GO OVER SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR CODE OF CONDUCT FOR OUR BOARD MEMBERS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AT YOUR LONG, UH, THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE BEEN ON THE BOARD FOR QUITE SOME TIME, THIS IS YOUR FRIENDLY ANNUAL REMINDER OF OUR CODE, WHICH YOU ADOPTED DECEMBER 10TH, 2018.

AND FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE NEW, THIS IS JUST A GENERAL ORIENTATION.

MOST OF THE ITEMS ON THIS VERY SHORT, UH, CODE ARE SELF-EXPLANATORY, UH, STARTING WITH JUST A GENERAL OBLIGATIONS AND STANDARD SETTING, PARTICULARLY IN BYLAWS AND POLICIES.

OBVIOUSLY HAVING A GOOD UNDERSTANDING AND READING UP ON OUR BYLAWS.

IT'S NOT MENTIONED IN THE CODE, BUT ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ THE CAMPO JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT, WHICH IS BASICALLY THE, THE CONSTITUTION AND FORMATION DOCUMENT BETWEEN AND WITH THE GOVERNOR AND THE FOUNDING, UH, ENTITIES THAT, UH, FORMED CAMPO, WHICH BY THE WAY, IS MANDATED BY FEDERAL LAW.

UH, NOT SOMETHING THAT'S OPTIONAL TO OUR REGION OR ANY OTHER REGION.

UM, THERE'S ALSO A STATED OBLIGATION OF INFORMED PARTICIPATION, UM, OBLIGATIONS WITH RESPECT TO DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS, OF INTEREST AND CONFIDENTIALITY.

AT LEAST OF THOSE ITEMS THAT ARE NOT SUBJECT TO OPEN MEETINGS, RULES, PERSONNEL MATTERS, LEGAL MATTERS, SO FORTH.

UM, BOARD RELATIONS AND BEHAVIOR IS, IS COVERED INCLUDING A REFERENCE TO THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT.

AND OF COURSE WE CONDUCT OUR MEETINGS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ROBERT ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER.

AND THEN LASTLY, UM, AND IMPORTANTLY, THERE'S A REFERENCE TO A BOARD RELATIONS WITH STAFF AND, UH, THE OBLIGATION RESPONSIBILITY OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND A VERY IMPORTANT PROVISION WITH RESPECT TO MAJOR PROJECTS OR MAJOR LINES OF INQUIRY.

UH, IF WE'VE GOT A PROJECT OR YOU HAVE A PROJECT IN MIND, THAT'S GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN EIGHT HOURS OF ACCUMULATED STAFF TIME.

THE CODE REQUIRES THAT YOU BRING THAT TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OR THE BOARD TO GET A SIGN OFF ON THAT BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A MAJOR INVESTMENT OF STAFF TIME.

SO WITH THAT SUMMARY, I INVITE YOU TO READ IT.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS I'M AVAILABLE NOW OR AFTER THE MEETING, THANK YOU, TIM.

UM, AND IT IS A BRIEF THREE PAGERS.

SO, UM, IF YOU'RE NEW OR IF YOU NEED A REFRESHER, I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO REVIEW THAT.

UM, THANK YOU.

WE WILL NOW WE'LL MOVE

[9. Update on I-35 Capital Express Projects]

ON TO ITEM NUMBER NINE, WHICH IS AN UPDATE ON CAPITAL EXPRESS PROJECTS.

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AGGIE BASEBALL.

IS THAT WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT IN THE INTERIM? ALL RIGHT.

SO I'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THE .

I'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THE CAPITAL EXPRESS PROGRAM TODAY.

THE PROGRAM IS MADE UP OF THREE DIFFERENT PROJECTS, NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH SOUTH FROM BEN WHITE TO, UH, 45 SOUTH SOUTHWEST, SOUTHEAST, I'M SORRY.

UM, PROVIDES TWO HOV MANAGED LANES IN EACH DIRECTION, CAPEX CENTRAL FROM BEN WHITE TO TWO 90 EAST PROPOSES TO HOV MANAGED LANES IN EACH DIRECTION.

AND CAPEX NORTH PROVIDES ONE MANAGING IN EACH DIRECTION FROM TWO 90 EAST OF 45 NORTH.

UM, I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THE CAPEX NORTH AND SOUTH PROJECTS ARE WELL ON THEIR WAY TO CONSTRUCTION THIS YEAR, CAPEX NORTH RECEIVED ALL FSW APPROVALS AND IS ON ITS WAY FOR AN UPCOMING AUGUST CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARD.

IT PROPOSES FIVE MILES OF INTERSECTION BYPASS LANES TO BENEFIT LOCAL AND REGIONAL MOBILITY.

SIMILAR TO THE BYPASS LANES THAT WERE RECENTLY OPEN AT PARMER LANE IN ST JOHN'S.

AND THAT'S 15 MILES OF SHARED USE PATH AND ACCOMMODATES CITY OF AUSTIN TRAIL CONNECTIONS.

THE CAP XL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT WAS AWARDED IN MAY AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN LATER THIS YEAR.

THE PROJECT INCLUDES TWO HOV MANAGED LANES IN EACH DIRECTION, AND INCLUDES TWO MILES OF ELEVATED MANAGED LANES FROM STASSNEY TO SLAUGHTER LANE, WHICH REDUCES CONFLICT POINTS AND ENHANCES SAFETY.

IT CONSTRUCTS TWO MILES OF INTERSECTION BYPASS LANES AND 13 MILES OF SHARED USE PATH WITH A TRAIL CONNECTIONS FOR CAPEX CENTRAL.

WE ARE WORKING HARD TO DELIVER THE PROJECTS THAT THIS BOARD PLEDGED THE PRIORITY FOR THE REGION.

WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT RIGHT NOW.

WE ARE CURRENTLY UNDERGOING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT.

WE'RE REALLY BUSY RIGHT NOW, WORKING ON ALL THE TECHNICAL REPORTS THAT GO INTO THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED LATER THIS YEAR.

EARLY NEXT YEAR, WE'LL HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING WITH ENVIRONMENTAL FINDING ANTICIPATED NEXT SUMMER.

THE COMMUNITY HAS HELPED SHAPE THE PROJECT.

OVER THE LAST DECADE.

WE ARE AVOIDING ELEVATED STRUCTURES.

WE HAVE PROVIDED ENHANCED EAST-WEST CONNECTIVITY AND WE'RE ENCOURAGING TRANSIT USE THROUGH THE USE OF HOV LANES.

WE'RE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN AT DAA AND UT TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAPPING SIMILAR TO KLYDE WARREN PARK IN DALLAS.

THIS IS AN AERIAL VIEW WITH MAYNARD ROAD ON THE LEFT AND CAESAR ON THE RIGHT, SHOWING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ALTERNATIVE TWO AND MODIFIED ALTERNATIVE THREE LAST SUMMER.

WHEN WE WENT TO THE PUBLIC ALTERNATIVE TO AN ALTERNATIVE THREE LOOKED EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE TOP IMAGE.

WE TOOK ALL OF THE COMMUNITY INPUT THAT WE'VE GOTTEN, AND WE CAME UP WITH A MODIFIED ALTERNATIVE THREE.

IT PROVIDES A MORE URBAN FIELD OF DOWNTOWN BY SWIMMING, SWINGING THE FRONTAGE ROADS TO THE WEST SIDE, SHOWN IN PINK THERE ON THE BOTTOM, THE GREEN AND BLUE SHADING SHOW THE AREAS THAT COULD BE KEPT AND DEVELOPED BY OTHERS.

WE'RE PROVIDING ENHANCED EAST-WEST CONNECTIVITY.

WE'RE PROPOSING 30 FEET ON EACH SIDE OF EACH CROSS STREET BRIDGE FOR ENHANCED BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN USE.

AND WE'RE PROPOSING THREE ADDITIONAL PROPOSED, UM, PAD BRIDGES.

THE LEFT HERE SHOWS THE FOURTH STREET.

WE'RE LOWERING AT THE RED LINE.

WE'RE LOWERING ALL OF, ALL OF THE LANES SO THAT THE FRONTAGE ROADS NO LONGER CROSS THE TRAIN TRACKS, WE CAN, WE'RE COMPLETELY REBUILDING THE LADY BIRD LIKE BRIDGE AND ENHANCING THE CONNECTIONS TO THE TRAIL.

THE DECKS ARE COMING DOWN, HOLD ON AT RIVERSIDE.

THIS IS, UH, I 35 AT RIVERSIDE, AND IT BEST ACCOMMODATES THE CAP.

METRO PROPOSED BLUE LINE BY HAVING BYPASS LANES FOR NORTH AND SOUTH TRAVEL SO THAT THEY CAN REMAIN AND MOVEMENT WHILE THE TRAIN PASSES.

THIS IS AT THIRD STREET AND THIS IS WHAT AT.

THIRD STREET COULD LOOK LIKE IF

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THE FUNDING WAS PROVIDED BY OTHERS FOR CAPPING, YOU COULD WALK FROM PALM PARK ON THE WEST TO THE EAST SIDE OF TO EAST AUSTIN WITHOUT EVER CROSSING TRAFFIC.

THIS IS EIGHTH STREET WITH THE BOULEVARD CONCEPT.

WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE CAT WE'VE, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'VE HAD EXTENSIVE PUBLIC OUTREACH.

WE'VE BEEN OUT TO PLENTY OF STAKEHOLDERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

AND WE CONTINUE THAT PROCESS.

WE HAVE LIVED 35 MEETINGS AND WE HAVE POP-UP MEETINGS THAT WE GO INTO UNDERSERVED AREAS.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, BLC RECOMMENDED THAT WE HAVE AN EVENT ON JUNETEENTH.

SO WE'LL BE TAKING THE TEAM MEMBERS OUT TO VISIT WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS THERE.

YOU CAN CONTACT US THROUGH ANY OF THESE OPTIONS, MICHELLE, COOPER'S THE PROJECT MANAGER, OR I'M HAPPY TO PROVIDE ANY, ANY QUESTIONS AT ANY TIME.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, HEATHER.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR TUCKER? UM, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU'RE GOING TO ADD TO THAT? YEAH, I WOULD LIKE THAT.

SO I'M HAPPY TO GO BACK TO THE, THE ONE THAT SHOWS THE TWO ALTERNATIVES, ONE ALTERNATIVE TO MODIFY THREE.

SHE WENT OVER THIS VERY QUICKLY FOR THE SAKE OF TIME, BUT I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT JUST THE CREATIVITY THAT OUR TEAM HAS PUT TOGETHER ON THIS AND THE, THE, IF YOU PICTURE AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY, TYPICALLY YOU HAVE A FRONTAGE ROAD ON, ON BOTH SIDES, RIGHT ON EACH SIDE AND THE INTERSTATES IN THE MIDDLE.

AND A LOT OF THE FEEDBACK WE WERE GETTING THROUGH THE, THROUGH THE PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT OVER THE LAST YEAR WAS THEY WANTED TO SEE THE DOWNTOWN SECTION BE MORE OF A BOULEVARD TYPE SECTION, WHICH WOULD HAVE BROUGHT IT TO THE MIDDLE AND HAD IT SIDE BY SIDE, BUT IT WOULD HAVE LIMITED ACCESS.

AND I THINK WE PROBABLY HAD SHOWN SOME OF THOSE FLOOD MAPS, IF YOU WANT TO CALL THEM THAT IF, IF WE LIMITED ACCESS AND TURN IT INTO A BOULEVARD, 80% OF THE TRAFFIC THAT USES TODAY STILL IS GOING SOMEWHERE, EITHER STARTING OR ENDING UP IN DOWNTOWN.

AND A LOT OF THAT TRAFFIC WOULD BLEED INTO THE SIDE STREETS SINCE THE CITY STREETS, WHICH WAS JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE TO US.

WE NEED TO KEEP THE INTERSTATE TRAFFIC ON THE INTERSTATE.

SO OUR TEAM WENT BACK AND TOOK THOSE COMMENTS AND WAS ABLE TO CREATE A BOULEVARD.

WHAT WE CALL A BOULEVARD STYLE SECTION.

IT SHIFTED TO THE WEST SIDE OF 35.

AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE BOTTOM ON MODIFIED ALTERNATE THREE, THOSE TWO, UH, PINK ROADS ARE THE FRONTAGE ROADS.

SO THE NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND FRONTAGE ROAD ARE 15 FEET APART WITH, UH, A NARROW MEDIAN IN BETWEEN.

SO IT SORT OF LOOKS LIKE A BOULEVARD, BUT IT'S SHIFTED OFF TO THE ONE SIDE.

AND I CAN'T THINK OF ANYWHERE IN OUR STATE OR ANYWHERE WHERE WE'VE PUT A BOULEVARD TYPE SECTION ONTO THE ONE SIDE AND RAN IT TO FRONTAGE ROAD SIDE BY SIDE LIKE THIS.

AND SO GO TO THE ONE.

THAT'S A RENDERING.

IT'S AN EIGHTH STREET.

THIS ONE.

NO.

SO THIS SHOWS YOU A BACKUP BEFORE YOU FLIPPED THAT OVER, JUST THIS ONE.

SO THIS SHOWS ALL THE INTERSTATE LANES DEPRESSED.

WE'RE TAKING THE UPPER DECKS DOWN THE ELEVATED SECTIONS, BUT THOSE TWO FRONTAGE ROADS ON THE ONE SIDE.

SO IT LOOKS LIKE A BOULEVARD STYLE SECTION IN A DOWNTOWN AREA, AND THEN GO TO THE NEXT ONE.

AND IF WE ARE ABLE TO RAISE THE FUNDS, WE COULD CAP THOSE AND TURN THOSE INTO DEBT CLASSES.

SO THIS IS VERY UNIQUE AND VERY CREATIVE WITH OUR TEAM.

NOW I NEED TO IMPRESS, WE ARE IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW STAGE RIGHT NOW.

WE HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE TWO AND A MODIFIED THREE.

SO WE'RE TAKING BOTH OF THOSE, THE TRADITIONAL CONFIGURATIONS WITH RUNNING THE ROADS ON EACH SIDE AND THIS ONE THROUGH THE PROCESS.

UM, BUT I WILL ADMIT THAT MANY, MANY PUBLIC COMMENTS WITH MEETING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS SEEM TO BE FAVORING THIS, BUT WE ARE NEUTRAL RIGHT NOW.

WE GOT TO GET THROUGH THE PROCESS AND RESPECT THE PROCESS TILL WE GET TO OUR FINAL, UM, PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE TOWARDS THE END OF THIS YEAR, EARLY NEXT YEAR.

BUT I JUST WANT TO GIVE CREDIT TO HEATHER AND HER TEAM FOR JUST THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX AND, AND MEETING SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE WITH THE COMMUNITY DESIRES AND CONCEPTS AND TURNING THIS INTO A BOULEVARD TYPE SECTION.

UM, BUT STILL MAINTAINING THE, UM, THE CAPACITY AND THE THROUGHPUT THAT WE NEED TO WITH AN INTERSTATE TYPE PROJECT.

THANK YOU, TUCKER MAYOR, YOU HAD A QUESTION.

YES.

UM, THIS WAS A FANTASTIC PRESENTATION.

IT WASN'T IN THE SLIDE DECK THAT WE RECEIVED LAST WEEK.

SO I WAS HOPING WE COULD JUST GET IT SENT OUT TO US.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANKS.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR TUCKER OR FOR HEATHER? UM, ON THE, YOU KNOW, LIKE THE CREATIVITY AND ALL THAT, BUT CREATIVITY ALSO COSTS MONEY.

UM, SO THE, I HEAR THAT IF YOU DO THIS, IF YOU'RE ABLE TO RAISE THE MONEY, WHERE'S THE THOUGHT TO RAISE THE MONEY FROM? SO THE CREATIVITY AND THE SHIFTING IN THE FRONTAGE ROADS AND EVERYTHING IN LOWERING EVERYTHING IS STILL WITHIN OUR $4.9 MILLION BUDGET.

HOWEVER, THOSE DECK PLAZAS ARE CONSIDERED LOCAL ENHANCEMENTS AND WE'RE WORKING WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

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ALLIANCE, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR THESE DECK PLAZA OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DOWNTOWN CORE, BUT OUTSIDE UT DO YOU HAVE A SLIDE THAT SHOWS THE DECK PLAZA OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE OF UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, THEY HAVE SIMILAR OPPORTUNITIES TO KIND OF FRONT OF UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS.

AND WE'RE WORKING WITH UT SIMILAR TO WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH THE CITY IN FRONT OF THEIR CAMPUSES.

YEAH.

THE BOTTOM LEFT THAT WHOLE GREEN COULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR UT GOOD.

AND WE HAVE A SCHEDULE LAID OUT WHERE THAT MONEY WOULD NEED TO BE IDENTIFIED, AND WE WOULD PUT FUNDING AGREEMENTS TOGETHER TO ACCESS THAT WE'D REALLY WANT TO INCORPORATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THESE INTO OUR CONTRACT.

CAUSE IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE FOR US TO BUILD OUR PROJECT AND THEN COME BACK AND DO IT A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER, IF WE'RE GOING TO DISRUPT THIS THING, WE NEED TO DO IT ALL AT ONE TIME AND NO PART OF THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT.

YEAH.

SO WHAT KEEPS ME IN TUCKER'S THAT MONEY'S NOT GOING TO COME AGAIN FROM SCRAPING OUR PROJECTS ELSEWHERE IN THE REGION.

IT WOULD BE FROM PRIVATE SPOTS OR OTHER FUNDS.

THAT IS CORRECT.

THAT IS CORRECT FOR THE CAPS AND THE PLASTICS, NOT A WHAT'S OCCURRED.

THAT IS CORRECT.

CORRECT.

I'VE GOT TO GET A LOT OF CREDITS TO STAFF, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, I KNOW YOU DIDN'T LISTEN TO YOU THINKING A LOT, A LOT OF WAYS, A LOT OF FLACK WHEN WE TALK ABOUT, UM, REJOINS AREAS, THIS IS WHAT AN EXCELLENT JOB I'LL HAVE TO SAY.

WE TOOK A TRIP WITH DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALLIANCE BEFORE THE PANDEMIC TO KLYDE WARREN PARK.

AND THERE WAS A TASK FORCE THAT MET LIKE EVERY MONTH AND THAT KIND OF SPURRED THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT PARTNERSHIP THAT'S KIND OF KEPT GOING AND WE KEEP RE LOOKING AT THINGS.

AND SO THIS IS THE, THIS CAME OUT IN JANUARY, WE WERE STILL DESIGNING, YOU KNOW, FROM AUGUST WE HAD BOTH ALTERNATIVE LOOKED EXACTLY LIKE TWO.

AND SO FROM AUGUST TO JANUARY, WE CAME UP WITH THREE.

SO YEAH.

SO TUCKER, IF ANYBODY'S LOOKING TO LIKE BREAK OUT THEIR CHECKBOOK, UM, WHAT, WHAT, WHAT'S THE ESTIMATED COST OF THE, THE LOCAL, UH, FUNDING PIECE OR HEATHER, ANY GUESSES AT THIS POINT? WELL, THEY'RE ACTUALLY ON THIS EXHIBIT, SO IT'S ONLINE.

I WOULD, AND I THINK IT'S ABOUT 250 MILLION JUST FOR, THAT'S NOT THE ENHANCEMENTS ON TOP.

THAT WOULD JUST BE THE CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WOULD BE BUILT WITH THE TEXTILE DESIGN BUILD PROJECTS.

AND, UH, I THINK UT I KNOW THAT THAT SOUTHERN PART OF UT IS 200 MILLION, BUT I WOULD SAY MAYBE THREE 50 FOR UT AND THERE'S, THERE'S ALSO AREAS NORTH OF MAYNOR THAT KIND OF HAS SOME CAPPING OPPORTUNITIES AS WELL.

BUT, UM, BUT WE'RE KIND OF STRUCTURING IT TO WHERE HOPEFULLY IF EVERYTHING FALLS IN LINE WITH A SCHEDULE THAT WE'LL HAVE BIDS IN HAND OPEN IN SUMMER OF 2024, SO THAT IF, UH, IF THE CITY MAY ELECT TO GO TO A BOND ELECTION, THEY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE TIME FOR THAT TO HIT THAT NOVEMBER FOR ANY MONEY THAT HADN'T BEEN RAISED BY THEN.

SO, SO YOU SEE EACH GREEN SECTION IN THE, IN THE BLUE STITCH AREAS UP THERE THERE'S A BUBBLE OR A BOX THAT GOES TO IT, CAN'T SEE IT FROM HERE, BUT WHEN WE SEND IT OUT, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE IT.

EVERY ONE OF THOSE HAS AN ACREAGE AND CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND AN ANNUAL MAINTENANCE COST.

I WOULD SAY, IF ANYBODY IN THIS ROOM CAN SEE THAT ON THERE, THEY HAVE THE BIONIC EYES.

I CAN'T READ IT FROM HERE, BUT JUST TO POINT OUT THE ACREAGE THAT WE POTENTIALLY COULD CAP HERE IS ABOUT FOUR TO FIVE TIMES MORE THAN KLYDE WARREN PARK IN DALLAS.

SO LOTS OF POTENTIAL, LOTS OF POTENTIAL.

YEAH.

YEAH.

WE PUT THE MAPS ONLINE SO PEOPLE CAN LOOK IT UP AND IT'S ALSO AN OPERATOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS UNDERNEATH IT.

SO THAT'S JUST THE INITIAL CAPITAL INVESTMENT OTHER THAN, THAN THE YEARLY MAINTENANCE COSTS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ASHLEY, DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON THIS? UH, YES, MADAM CHAIR.

SO, UM, I JUST WANTED TO CONGRATULATE TXDOT AUSTIN DISTRICT ON THIS WORK.

SO, UM, LAST WEEK WE HAD A MEETING, I CHAIR, UM, A CONSENSUS COMMITTEE FOR THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WHERE WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE ADVISING, UM, USD OT ON HOW TO CONSIDER EQUITY, UH, IN THE, IN THE, UM, DISCRETIONARY GRANTS AND THE, AND THE, AND THE FORMULA GRANTS, UM, GOING FORWARD.

AND AS PART OF THE COMMITTEE MEETING LAST WEEK, I INVITED DOUG BOOHER WITH, UH, TEXTILE ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS DIVISION TO COME IN AND TALK THROUGH, UH, TEXTILES PROCESSES, UM, FOR, UM, LOOKING AT ENVIRONMENTAL, BUT ALSO, UH, LOOKING AT EQUITY AND HOW THEY ADDRESS EQUITY IN THE PROCESS.

UH, AT ONE POINT DURING THE CONVERSATION, ONE OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS ASKED BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT, THAT I WAS PUSHING WAS WE CAN COME UP WITH ALL KINDS OF

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METRICS, BUT THE KEY TO THIS IS GOOD PUBLIC OUTREACH AND ACTUALLY GOING OUT AND TALKING TO PEOPLE AND LISTENING TO WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY.

AND I HAD A COMMITTEE MEMBER ASKED ME, UM, IS THERE, CAN YOU GIVE US AN EXAMPLE OF WHEN INPUT MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE OUTCOME? AND I CITED THIS.

SO AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS.

I MEAN, I KNOW WE'VE STILL GOT TO GET THROUGH THE EIS, SO, YOU KNOW, DON'T SPIKE THE FOOTBALL YET, BUT CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE, FOR MODIFIED THREE IS, IS, IS REALLY EXCITING.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OF TUCKER OR HEATHER? OKAY.

SO WE WILL

[10. Executive Director’s Report on Transportation Planning Activities a. Fall Planning Activities]

MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER 10 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

UM, SO I JUST TOLD YOU ABOUT MY EQUITY COMMITTEE MEETING LAST WEEK.

UM, ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, UH, AS STAFF IS, UH, WE'VE RECEIVED NOTICE FROM USDA ABOUT ONE OF THEIR DISCRETIONARY GRANTS.

THIS IS THE SAFE STREETS AND ROADS FOR ALL PROGRAM.

UM, AND WE HAVE STARTED HAVING INTERNAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE GOING TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR THIS.

AND THIS IS OPEN, NOT JUST TO ORGANIZATIONS LIKE CAMPO, BUT ALSO TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, UM, AND TO COMMUNITY GROUPS.

SO WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING AS CAMPO, UM, THERE'S TWO, THERE'S TWO PARTS TO THIS, TO THIS GRANT.

ONE IS WHAT THE, WHAT THEY'RE CALLING A SORT OF A PLANNING PHASE WHERE YOU CAN SUBMIT FOR POTENTIAL FUNDING TO DO A PLANNING WORK, AND THEN THERE'S AN IMPLEMENTATION, UH, PORTION OF IT.

WE DON'T FEEL THAT WE'RE AT THE IMPLEMENTATION PHASE YET BECAUSE THAT WILL BE ACTUALLY PUTTING SOMETHING IN.

AND, UM, BUT WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING AS CAMPO FOR SEVERAL MONTHS NOW IS WORKING ON A DRAFT, UM, SAFETY PLAN FOR THE REGION.

UH, WE'RE, WE'RE ABOUT DONE WITH THAT.

BUT WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO IS POTENTIALLY APPLY FOR SOME OF THIS GRANT MONEY, AND THIS WILL BE COVERING ALL SIX COUNTIES IN THE REGION AND, UM, SORT OF BEEF UP OUR PLANNING DOCUMENT THAT WE'VE ALREADY STARTED WORKING ON SO THAT WE CAN GET IT TO THAT PHASE, WHERE WHEN THEY COME OUT WITH GRANTS NEXT YEAR, WE CAN APPLY FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND WE CAN START TO HELP THE REGION.

AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS APPLY FOR SOME OF THE IMPLEMENTATION MONEY AND WE CAN WORK THROUGH IT THAT WAY.

SO, UM, WE'VE, WE'VE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UH, SO FAR, UM, THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT REACHED OUT AND WE HAD A VISIT, A GOOD VISIT LAST WEEK OVER THE PHONE.

THE CITY IS CONSIDERING AN IMPLEMENTATION GRANT BECAUSE THEY'RE A LITTLE FURTHER ALONG THAN WE ARE.

WE WERE TALKING ABOUT TRYING TO SEE, COULD WE FILE A JOINT APPLICATION, BUT THE USDA PROCESS DOESN'T ALLOW, DOESN'T ALLOW ONE APPLICATION THAT COVERS BOTH IMPLEMENTATION AND PLANNING.

UM, SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS SEE, UM, WHAT CAN WE DO TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER'S, UH, APPLE APPLICATIONS GOING FORWARD.

SO, UM, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THIS ATTACK AND TALK THROUGH THIS WITH OUR TAC MEMBERS.

AND, UM, THESE ARE DUE IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, SEPTEMBER 15TH.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO WE'RE GOING TO TALK WITH THIS WITH TAC, AND THEN, UM, IF WE DECIDE TO MOVE FORWARD, WE WILL, WE WILL CERTAINLY COME BACK AND TALK TO YOU ALL ABOUT THAT BEFORE, BEFORE WE DO IT.

ANYTHING ELSE, CYNTHIA? I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THERE'S OTHER COMMUNITIES ALSO THINKING ABOUT IT.

I KNOW THE COUNTY AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAVE BEEN IN LOTS OF CONVERSATIONS ARE SO MANY DEADLY CRASHES EVERY WEEKEND.

AND SO I DEFINITELY WOULD LIKE TO GET OUR STAFF TOGETHER WITH YOURS, ASKED ME TO SEE IF, IF WE SHOULD ALSO BE APPLYING OR NOT COMPETING OR WHATEVER.

UM, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S OTHER COMMUNITIES ALSO THINKING ABOUT APPLYING.

IS THERE ANY WAY, IF WE'RE, IF THERE'S MULTIPLE GROUPS AT THE PLANNING STAGE, DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO WORK TOGETHER? SO I, AND THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

I SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED THAT, UM, UM, I WASN'T IN THE MEETING, BUT WE DID HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH TRAVIS COUNTY STAFF, UH, LAST WEEK.

SO WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD FROM THE USDA FOLKS IS THEY WANT TO SEE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

THEY WANT TO SEE SORT OF A UNIFIED GRANT APPLICATION COMING OUT OF A REGION.

THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE MULTIPLE EVERYBODY APPLYING FOR LITTLE PIECES.

SO, UM, TO, TO YOUR POINT, I THINK IF WE CAN, IF WE CAN COBBLE TOGETHER A WAY TO MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER, I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL.

OKAY, GOOD.

ASHLEY, DOES THAT MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO LEN TO, TO REACH OUT TO, OH MY GOD, THIS IS LOUD.

GOOD LORD.

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO HAVE SOMETHING THAT GOES OUT TO THE MEMBERS, MEMBERS OF THE BODY AND SAY, HEY, LISTEN,

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IF THERE'S ANY STAFF OR ANYBODY ELSE WHO HAS INTEREST IN THIS, PLEASE CONTACT US AND LET'S SEE, WE CAN DO YES.

AND, UM, AND I SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED THAT AS WELL.

SO I'VE ASKED MY STAFF TO PUT TOGETHER A MEMO AND IT'S GOING TO GO OUT TO ALL THE TAC MEMBERS AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THIS AND SEE WHO WANTS TO BE A PART OF THIS POTENTIALLY, BUT WE'RE ALSO GOING TO TALK ABOUT IF YOU, AS LOCAL GOVERNMENT WANTS TO SUBMIT FOR SOME OTHER GRANT THAT WE AREN'T SUBMITTING ON, AND YOU'RE ASKING FOR SUPPORT LETTER THAT I'M GOING TO LAY OUT.

HERE'S THE THINGS I NEED TO, I NEED TO SEE BEFORE I CAN SIGN A SUPPORT LETTER.

SO THAT WAY EVERYBODY KNOWS IN ADVANCE AND NOBODY HAS TO WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE AND THEN THE END OF THE RULES OF THE GAME.

CAUSE EXACTLY SOME PEOPLE, UM, HAVE CONSTERNATION THAT TALKS ABOUT WHAT THE RULES ARE.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? UM, SO, UH, I WAS NOT AT THE LOOP 360 GROUNDBREAKING, BUT SEVERAL OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS WERE INCLUDING, UH, OUR DISTRICT ENGINEER AND A MAPLE TO MY ALTAR.

AND I CAN'T SEE WHO ELSE IS ON THE SCREEN BECAUSE THAT'S LIKE COMMISSIONER SHEA, MR. SHEA AND MARIAH WERE BOTH THERE.

OKAY.

DONNA HOWARD.

OKAY.

BUT GLAD TO SEE A GROUNDBREAKING ON 360, I WAS JUST SAYING TO SOMEBODY THE OTHER DAY, UM, THAT I GO TO MORE GROUNDBREAKINGS AND RIBBON CUTTINGS NOW THAN I DID IN MY WHOLE CAREER.

AND I'M JUST HAPPY ABOUT THAT.

THAT IS AWESOME.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, ASHBY.

UM, JUST

[11. Announcements]

BY WAY OF REMINDER ON ITEM NUMBER 11, UM, OUR NEXT TAC MEETING IS GOING TO BE JUNE 27TH.

OUR JULY 11TH POLICY BOARD MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED.

WE TYPICALLY DON'T HAVE A JUNE JULY MEETING.

WE KIND OF KEEP IT ON THERE JUST IN CASE SOMETHING COMES UP.

BUT, UM, WE, WE TRY TO PLAN AROUND THAT.

SO WE WILL NOT HAVE A JULY 11TH MEETING.

SO OUR NEXT POLICY BOARD MEETING WILL BE ON AUGUST THE EIGHTH.

UM, AND WITH THAT, WE WILL ADJOURN AT TWO 40.

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