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HOUR

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AND A HALF WORTH OF SPEAKERS.

SO WE'RE GOING TO GET RIGHT INTO SPEAKERS AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN.

UM, HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THROUGH SPEAKERS AND THEN, UM, HANDLE THE, IDENTIFIED THE POLL ITEMS ON CONSENT AND VOTE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA BEFORE WE BREAK FOR LUNCH SO WE CAN LET STAFF, UM, WE CAN LET STAFF GO CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS ON ITEMS. 2, 3, 4 20 30, 2 34 38 AND 40 ON JULY 20TH, 22.

THERE'S A RECOMMENDED BY WATER AND WASTEWATER COMMISSION ON A 7 0 3 ABSENCES IN ONE VACANCY ITEM.

NUMBER NINE IS IN DISTRICT NINE.

ITEMS 2 23 24 25, 26, 27, 28, 41 43 44 45 46 AND 47 ON JULY 18TH, 2022 RECOMMENDED BY THE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION ON THE NINE OF NINE OH VOTE WITH ONE COMMISSIONER ABSENT, ONE VACANCY.

I HAD A NUMBER 30 JULY 18TH, 2022 RECOMMENDED BY THE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION ON THE 7 0 1 VOTE, UH, WITH ONE COMMISSIONER SUSTAINING ONE COMMISSIONER OFF THE DYESS AND ONE PERMISSION OR ABSENT IN ONE VACANCY, JULY 31ST.

I MEAN ITEM NUMBER 31 ON JULY 20TH, 2022 RECOMMENDED BY THE WATER AND WASTEWATER COMMISSION ON THE SIX O VOTE WITH CHEERLY RECUSING WITH THREE ABSENCES IN ONE VACANCY, BY THE WAY.

AND I DON'T THINK I SAID THIS AT THE BEGINNING.

I'M CONVENING.

THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING TODAY IS THURSDAY, JULY 28TH, 2022.

UH, IT IS, UH, 10 0 8 WHEN WE BEGAN AND, UH, WE'RE IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

WE HAVE CORUM, UH, WITH US, UH, ITEM NUMBER, UM, UH, 35 ON JULY 20TH, 2022 RECOMMENDED BY THE WATER WASTEWATER COMMISSION WITH DIRECTION TO RETURN TO THE COMMISSION PRIOR TO EXECUTING THE EXTENSIONS ON THE SEVEN OH VOTE WITH THREE ABSENCES, ONE VACANCY ITEMS, 36 AND 37 ON JULY 20TH, 2022 RECOMMENDED BY THE WATER AND WASTEWATER COMMISSION SIX OH, VOTE ONE COMMISSIONER REFUSING, THREE VACANCIES.

WHY THREE ABSENCES AND ONE VACANCY ITEM NUMBER 94.

UM, COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, ELLIS HAS, UH, JOINED AS A, UM, UH, SPONSOR.

AND I'M NOT SURE COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS THAT COLLECTIVELY AS A DIOCESE, WE CONGRATULATED YOU ON GETTING MARRIED DURING THE BREAK.

WE RECOGNIZE BIRTHDAYS AND THE LIKE, UM, CONGRATULATIONS FOR THAT ITEM NINE AND 99 POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2022 ITEM ONE 12 IS IN DISTRICT NINE AT 1 21 POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2022.

I HAD A NUMBER 1 47 A IS IN THE WEST BOLDEN WATERSHED, WHICH IS IN DISTRICT THREE.

ITEM NUMBER 1 48 IS IN DISTRICT THREE.

UH, WE HAVE SOME PULLED ITEMS TODAY.

ITEM FOUR, PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER, ELLIS ITEMS, NINE, 10, AND 11 ARE PULLED SO THEY CAN BE HEARD AFTER ITEMS 1 11, 1 12, AND ONE 13 ITEM 61 IS POLLED.

SO IT CAN BE TAKEN UP TOGETHER WITH ONE 19 AND 1 33, 1 75 PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY I'VE PULLED ITEM NUMBER 92, 1 68 HAS BEEN PULLED BY A COUNCIL MEMBER, HARPER MADISON.

I HAVE PULLED ITEMS 180 2 AND 180 9.

AND ONE 90 HAS BEEN PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER, KELLY AND MYSELF.

WE HAVE LATE BACKUP, UH, AND, UH, ITEM 10 61 65, 86, 89 92, 1 0 3, 1 14 1 16 1 17 1 18 1 19 1 21 24, 1 28, 1 31 31, 1 32, 1 33, 1 36, 1 37, 1 41, 1 42, 1 46, 1 47, 1 48, 1 51 53, 1 59, 1 63, 1 64 AND 1 67.

WE ALSO HAVE LAID BACK UP IN THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION ITEM.

NUMBER TWO, IF YOU ALL COULD HELP ME REMEMBER THAT.

SO WHEN WE GET OVER TO THAT AGENDA, I CAN READ THAT INTO THAT

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RECORD AT THAT TIME.

UH, CATHERINE ELLIS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

UM, IT SAYS I HAVE PULLED, UH, ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

I THINK IT WOULD BE MORE EXPEDIENT IF WE JUST POSTPONED IT TILL SEPTEMBER 1ST.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS STAFF IS OKAY WITH THIS POSTPONEMENT.

I JUST HAD LAST MINUTE QUESTIONS AND WANTED TO SORT THOSE.

OKAY.

UH, IS THERE ANY OBJECTION TO ITEM NUMBER FOUR, BEING POSTPONED TILL SEPTEMBER 1ST? UM, UH, AND MORGAN IS INDICATED STAFF'S OKAY WITH THAT HEARING NONE.

ANY OBJECTION TO IT BEING POSTPONED HEARING? NO OBJECTION.

I REMEMBER FOUR IS POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 1ST COUNCIL MEMBER, COUNCIL MEMBER, RENTER, MARIA, GO AHEAD.

UH, THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND, UH, YOU KNOW, I, I'VE ALSO BEEN OUT OF TOWN.

I WENT TO WASHINGTON DC TO LOBBY FOR MORE FUNDING FOR CAPITAL METRO.

AND I JUST GOT BACK LAST NIGHT FROM SOUTHFIELD WITH OUR SISTER CITY, AND I WANT TO PULL ITEM 70, HAD TIME TO CONCENTRATE ON THIS ITEM AND I POSTPONED IT TO, I WANT TO POSTPONE IT TO THE NEXT WEEK TO OUR NEXT, TO, TO OUR NEXT COUNCIL MEETING.

I BELIEVE IT IN SEPTEMBER 1ST, SEPTEMBER 1ST? YES.

AND THAT'S ITEM NUMBER 70, CORRECT.

OKAY.

SO I REMEMBER SEVENTIES, YOU GOING TO GET PULLED WELL, I'M TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT OUR FAIRS.

UH, IS THERE ANY OBJECTION WHOSE WOULD BE THE INTERESTED PARTY IN THAT COUNTING THE BROS, THAT THE ITEM THAT STARTED AS AN IFC THAT HAS COME BACK TO US, THIS IS THE RENAMING OF THE PAN-AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD PARK.

ANY OBJECTION TO POSTPONING THAT THIS IS A SEPARATE PERSON? I CAN'T REMEMBER HIS CHANCE TO WORK ON IT HEARING.

NO OBJECTION.

THAT ITEM IS POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 1ST.

OKAY.

HOW'S OUR KITCHEN.

UM, I'D LIKE TO BE ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR TO ITEM NUMBER 94.

THAT'S THE ONE RELATED TO THE, UM, MUSIC VENUES AND THE PROPOSAL FOR INITIATING AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE.

SO I'D LIKE TO BE ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR.

OKAY.

WILL THE CLERK PLEASE REFLECT THAT IN THE MINUTES? ANYTHING ELSE BEFORE WE START ON SPEAKERS, COUNCILOR TOVO, UM, MAYOR I'D LIKE TO POSTPONE 91, AND I THINK THE RECORD ALREADY REFLECTS THAT I REQUESTED A POSTPONEMENT OF 99 AS WELL.

BOTH OF THEM ARE MINE.

BOTH OF THEM ARE MY ITEMS 91 AND 99.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST, AND I HAVEN'T HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH STAFF, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO ASK STAFF ON ITEM 44 TO LET ME KNOW IF THERE'S A CONCERN ABOUT POSTPONING THAT ITEM.

AND I APOLOGIZE WITH THIS WEEK'S AGENDA JUST HAVEN'T HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY DIVE INTO IT.

UM, THE STAFF ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY ARE WORKING TOWARD BRINGING THOSE CONTRACTS IN-HOUSE UM, BUT I REALLY NEED TO JUST HAVE A MINUTE TO TALK THROUGH WITH THEM, WHETHER THIS IS THE OUTCOME WE NEED AND, AND WHAT KIND OF TIMING IT IS.

UM, SO YOU'RE PULLING ITEMS NUMBER 91 AND 98.

AND THEN YOU ASKED THE QUESTION ON WHICH NUMBER, UM, MAYOR, I'M SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION, BUT NO 99 IS ALREADY POSTPONED.

IT'S MY ITEM.

IT'S ON THE POSTPONEMENT LIST AND I AM ALSO GOING TO POSTPONE MY IFC 91.

I'M POSTPONING 91 AND I AM, UM, I WOULD LIKE TO POSTPONE 44, BUT I'M INVITING STAFF TO JUST REACH OUT IF THEY HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT THAT.

OKAY.

IS THERE ANY OBJECTION TO POSTPONING ITEM NUMBER 91 AS WELL? HOPPER, MADISON? UM, I WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION.

CAN YOU REMIND ME REAL QUICK? WHICH ITEM IS NUMBER 91? I DO.

ONE IS THE, UH, HISTORIC ZONING, UH, DISTRICT FOR A E OR SIXTH STREET.

AND WE'RE PROPOSING TO POSTPONE THE ITEM.

COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO IS REQUESTING POSTPONEMENT OF THAT ITEM.

UM, IT STAFF OR THE PEOPLE REPRESENTING THE ITEM.

ARE THEY COMFORTABLE WITH THE POSTPONEMENT REQUEST COUNCIL MEMBER? IT'S MY, IT'S MY, UM, IT'S THE RESOLUTION I BROUGHT FORWARD.

SO I'M SO UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THAT.

I'M SORRY.

I WAS JUST MAKING SURE THAT TO CLARIFY THAT ANYBODY WHO WAS A STAKEHOLDER IN THE PROCESS HAD HAD THE OPPORTUNITY, BUT YOU'RE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THAT.

THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING.

OKAY.

POSTPONING THIS ITEM TO SEPTEMBER 1ST, HEARING NINE ITEM NUMBER 91 IS POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 1ST.

NUMBER 99 IS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA TO BE POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 1ST.

AND THEN I'M SORRY, COUNCIL MEMBER.

TOBO YOU HAD QUESTIONS ON WHICH NUMBER

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BRINGING CONTRACT INSIDE.

IT WAS 44 AND 45.

YES.

UM, IF IT WAS JUST 44, BUT IF, UM, BETWEEN NOW AND WHEN IT COMES UP, IF MY, MY HOPE IS THAT WE CAN RESOLVE IT AND JUST POSTPONE IT SO THAT STAFF DON'T HAVE TO HAVE TO WAIT FOR THAT ANSWER.

BUT IF THEY HAVE ANY CONCERNS, WELL, I WILL REACH OUT TO STAFF, BUT JUST KNOW THAT I AM ASKING STAFF, UM, IF WE COULD PASS ON THAT.

GOTCHA.

OKAY.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE LEAVING IT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

SO SPEAK UP OR LET US KNOW IF WE AT COUNCIL MEMBER POOL, DID, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER TOVA.

DID YOU ALSO MENTION ITEM 99 OR AM I, AM I HEARING I DID, BUT IT'S ALREADY ON CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS AS A POSTPONEMENT 99.

WE'LL BE POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 1ST ON THE CONSENT, UH, VOTE.

GOTCHA.

THANKS.

ALRIGHT.

UH, WITH THOSE, UH, WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND, UH, UH, ASKED FOR A SPEAKERS.

WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN WITH REMOTE SPEAKERS.

THEN WE'RE GOING TO DO SPEAKERS THAT ARE IN HOUSE, UH, UH, ABLE TO BE DISCUSSED TODAY IS, UH, THE SOUTH, UH, IS THE, UH, STATESMAN POD, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE TAKING ACTION ON IT, UH, AVAILABLE TO, TO BE SPOKEN TO TODAY WOULD BE THE LICENSE PLATE READER, BUT WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE TAKING ANY, UH, ACTION ON THAT ABLE TO BE SPOKEN TO TODAY IS THE PARKLAND DEDICATION, UH, ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, BUT WE WILL NOT BE TAKING ANY ACTION ON THAT.

UH, EITHER, UH, COLLEAGUES THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN SOME QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTRACT, UM, UH, FU UH, REPLACEMENT FOR FRONT STEPS IN, UH, TO TWO LOCATIONS, UH, THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED BY, UH, UH, SOME OF THE STAKEHOLDERS.

UH, I REALLY APPRECIATE THE, THE WORK INTO THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING BY THE STAKEHOLDERS AND DIRECTOR STIRRUP, UH, DIANA GRAY, UM, AND, UM, UM, UM, THE STAKEHOLDERS, UH, JP CONNELLY, UH, AND OTHERS, UH, I'LL BE BRINGING, UH, AMENDMENTS TO THOSE TWO THAT REFLECT THE AGREEMENT, UH, OF THAT GROUP ON, UH, SOME DIRECTION THAT WILL ENABLE THOSE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH, UH, ALL THEIR SUPPORT.

AND I JUST MENTIONED THAT TO THE, TO THE SPEAKERS AS WELL.

THAT'S OUR POOL WILL THAT AMENDMENT INCLUDE THINGS LIKE THE IDENTIFICATION AND THE UNIFORMS AND THE, UM, REEMPLOYMENT OF EXISTING, UH, UH, IT ADDRESSES THE THINGS THAT THEY WANTED TO HAVE RAISED, WHICH INCLUDES THE REEMPLOYMENT ISSUE.

IT DOESN'T ADDRESS UNIFORMS. AND THAT WAS A PIECE THAT I BROUGHT ON TUESDAY AND OUR WORK SESSION THAT I THINK OUR STAFF HAD INDICATED COULD BE INCLUDED INTO THE CONTRACT THAT THE UNIFORMS GO TO IDENTIFICATION, BUT IT ALSO INCLUDED HAVING EMPLOYEES NAMES LIKE A NAME BADGE SO THAT IT COULD BE EASILY IDENTIFIED.

SO BETWEEN NOW AND THAT COMING UP, LET US DOUBLE BACK AND SEE IF EVERYBODY'S OKAY WITH US ADDING THAT IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC LANGUAGE ON THAT, SHOOT IT OVER.

OTHERWISE WE'LL TRY TO FASHION SOME AND WORK WITH YOUR OFFICE.

THAT'S GREAT.

AND I THINK DIRECTOR STIRRUP HAD, HAD FIGURED THAT OUT.

I DON'T, CAN I SEE ACM HAYDEN HOWARD HAS GIVEN US A THUMBS UP ON IT.

THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL TRY TO INCLUDE THAT IN THAT WE WILL INCLUDE THAT, UH, JANINE, IF YOU WOULD.

UM, FINALLY COLLEAGUES, I JUST WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT, UH, THIS IS, UH, JANINE CLARK'S, UH, LAST, UH, CITY COUNCIL MEETING WITH US.

UH, HERE ARE A COUPLE OF SIDES ON THE, ON THE DAY IS REFLECTING THE WORK SHE DOES WITH OTHER OFFICES.

I GUARANTEE YOU THAT NONE OF YOUR SIZE ARE AS LOUD OR AUDIBLE AS MINE IS, UH, TO, TO LOSE HER, UH, STARTED OUT AS A, AS A VISTA, UM, UM, JOINED THE STAFF AND HAS JUST BEEN INVALUABLE, REALLY RISEN THROUGH THE, KIND OF THE RANKS IN, UH, COUNCIL, UH, AND MAYOR OFFICE, UH, SUPPORT, UH, IS MOVING ON TO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS, UH, NOW, UM, UM, BUT JANINE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR, FOR HELPING ME AND FOR HELPING EVERYBODY ON THIS DIET.

THANK YOU WITH THAT.

LET'S GO, UM, MAYOR JUST QUICKLY, UM, ON THE, UM, UH, THE DIRECTION OR AMENDMENT, I'M NOT SURE WHICH IT IS.

THAT'S NOT, THAT'S NOT OUT YET

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FOR US TO LOOK SOMEWHERE YET.

THE ONE YOU'RE WORKING ON IS IT JUST CAME OUT IN AN EMAIL.

GREAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YEAH.

AND MAYOR, WE WILL ADD TO THAT ONE, THE LAST POINT THAT COUNCIL MEMBER POOL, I WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO ITEM 100, THE STATEMENT REGARDING THE DOBBS, UH, AND THE, UH, OTHER RECENT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS AS A CO-SPONSOR.

OKAY.

IF THE CLERIC WOULD REFLECT THAT AS WELL, CO-SPONSORING ITEM NUMBER 100 S I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ADDED ON THAT ITEM.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT.

OKAY, CATHERINE, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE LISTED AS A CO-SPONSOR OF THAT ITEM.

OKAY.

[Public Comments (Part 1 of 4)]

LET'S GO TO SPEAKERS.

PLEASE START WITH THE REMOTE SPEAKERS.

THE FIRST SPEAKER IS RYAN.

SPEAKING ON 54 AND 1 0 3, GOOD MORNING, MAYOR ADLER, MAYOR PRO TEM, AND IT SEEMED COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS BRIAN BEZOS.

UH, MEANING THE COMMUNITY WILL KNOW ME, HAS GUMBO, AND I USE THEY THEM PRONOUNS.

I CALL YOU TODAY AS THE RESIDENT OF DISTRICT FIVE, AND IT'S A PROUD MEMBER OF ASKED ME 16, 24, AND OFTEN DSA ASKED YOU TO VOTE NO ON ITEMS, 54 AND 1 0 3.

I MOVED TO AUSTIN ALMOST EXACTLY A YEAR AGO FROM NEW ORLEANS, THE PROMISE OF A BETTER LIFE.

I DELIBERATELY CHOSE TO WORK FOR THIS GREAT CITY RATHER THAN WORK IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, BUT THE CITY IS ONLY AS GREAT AS HOW EXPENSIVE BUDGET AND PRIORITIZING OVER POLICING AND TECHNOLOGICAL SURVEILLANCE, NOT GREATNESS.

FOR EXAMPLE, NEW ORLEANS HAS LONG BEEN THE PLAYGROUND FOR TESTING NEW SURVEILLANCE, POLICING TECHNOLOGIES, LIKE THE NEIGHBORHOOD SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN 2018, I CAN VIEW INTO BACKYARDS AND EVEN PEOPLE'S HOUSES, AND IT'S NO COINCIDENCE THAT THEY ALSO HAVE THE HIGHEST INCARCERATION RATE OF ANYWHERE ON THE PLANET AND DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPRISONED BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE TWICE.

AS OFTEN AS WHITE PEOPLE.

THIS IS WHAT AUSTIN WANTS TO EMULATE BECAUSE GIVING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS ALREADY GETS 38% OF THE BUDGET.

IT'S HOW YOU START DOWN THIS STEEP AND SLIPPERY SLOPE TOWARDS EXTREME SURVEILLANCE AND OVER BELIEFS.

SOMETHING THAT AUSTIN ALREADY STRUGGLES WITH.

I THINK THE HB 1900 THAT'S MONEY THAT CAN NEVER BE TAKEN BACK BY OTHER PROGRAMS VOTE NO ON ITEMS, 54 AND 1 0 3.

THANK YOU.

LINDSEY IGNITE TILE SKI ON ITEMS. 54 62, 1 0 3 AND ONE 90.

HI, MY NAME IS LINDSAY IGNATOWSKI SHE? THEY PRONOUNS.

I LIVE IN TEMPLE DISTRICT FOUR AND I'M A MEMBER OF DSA.

UM, SO YEAH, I'M CALLING SPECIFICALLY TO SPEAK ABOUT THE 1.4 MILLION ALLOCATION FOR THE BLUE SANTE, WHICH IS REALLY JUST, UM, A PROPAGANDA TO MAKE US FEEL GOOD ABOUT POLICE AND MAKE US FEEL LIKE THEY CARE ABOUT OUR CHILDREN WHEN AFTER YOU'VE ALL DAY, WE'VE SEEN THAT IT'S ANYTHING.

BUT, UM, I THINK IF WE REALLY WANT TO HELP CHILDREN AROUND THE HOLIDAYS, THERE ARE MUCH BETTER AND LESS PROPAGANDIZING WAYS THAT WE COULD SPEND 1.4 MILLION TO ACTUALLY MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT.

UM, SO THE OTHER THING IS WITH THE AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READERS, UM, THIS IS A DANGEROUS TOOL OF RACISM.

THEATER SHOWS THAT THESE DO NOT ACTUALLY POSITIVELY AFFECT, UH, CRIME OUTCOMES OR SOLVING CRIMES.

IT'S A FORM OF TECHNOLOGICAL SURVEILLANCE.

AND YOU KNOW, WE AT THE CITY OF AUSTIN SAY THAT WE CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE.

WE SAY THAT WE WANT TO DECRIMINALIZE ABORTION AND NOT THE, LIKE THE REST OF TEXAS, BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW WE CAN SAY THAT WHEN THEN WE TURN AND WE TALK ABOUT SPENDING ALL THIS MONEY TO GIVE NEW SURVEILLANCE TOOLS TO THE POLICE, WHICH WILL ULTIMATELY MODELING BIPOLAR, BUT WILL ALSO HURT PEOPLE SEEKING ABORTION.

FRANK NASHER ON 54, 62, 75, 76 92, 1 0 3, 180 9 AND ONE 90.

HI, MY NAME IS FRANK .

I AM A MEMBER OF DISTRICT ONE LOUD AND PROUD, AND I, UH, YES, URGING YOU TO VOTE ON ALL THOSE ITEMS, ALL THOSE WAYS.

UH, YESTERDAY MY POWER WENT OUT TO THE THIRD TIME THIS MONTH, UH, AND WE'RE SPENDING MORE MONEY ON THE POLICE AND THEIR PR PROGRAMS RATHER THAN PROVIDING STABLE HOUSING, STABLE INFRASTRUCTURE, STABLE POWER.

AND MY MOM HAD A PULMONARY ELMO EMBOLISM TWO DAYS AGO, AND SHE SLEPT IN THE HALL ROOM WITH THE ER, BECAUSE THERE'S NO MORE ROOMS LEFT AT THE ER.

MEANWHILE, WE HAVE EMT THAT CAN'T REACH PEOPLE BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH AMBULANCES AND WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH BMTS BECAUSE WE'RE NOT PAYING THEM WELL ENOUGH.

THESE ARE THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT OUR BUDGET SHOULD REFLECT.

SO YES, PLEASE VOTE ALL THOSE WAYS ON ALL THOSE ITEMS. STOP PUTTING MONEY INTO APDS,

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STOP RAISING THEIR BUDGET.

GIVE US SUPPORTIVE HOUSING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSING CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEAT WAVE.

SOME OF THANK YOU.

JORDAN MILTON MIDDLEBROOKS ON ITEM 54, 62, 75, 76 AND 1 0 3.

HELLO, COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS JORDAN MIDDLEBROOKS.

I'M A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT FOUR.

I'M ALSO A MEMBER OF THE SUNRISE MOVEMENT OFTEN.

AND, UM, I USE SHE HER PRONOUNS.

I'M SPEAKING TO OPPOSE ITEMS, 54 AND ONE OF THREE.

UM, I AM DEFINITELY AGAINST INCREASING ANY POLICE BUDGET.

AND AS WE SEE, WHEN WE LOOK AT THE BUDGET ALLOCATION, HISTORICALLY APD HAS GOTTEN MORE THAN 50% OF THE CITY'S BUDGET, TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

AND WE HAVE NOT SEEN SIGNIFICANT DECREASES IN CRIME.

WE HAVE NOT SEEN SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN COMMUNITY SAFETY AND THAT'S BECAUSE ADDITIONAL POLICING AND POLICE BUDGETS DO NOT ACTUALLY PROMOTE COMMUNITY SAFETY THAT IS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY ITSELF.

UM, SO I VERY MUCH OPPOSE ANY, UM, AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READERS.

I THINK THAT PERPETUATES HARM, ESPECIALLY AS WOMEN ARE NOW ON THE HUNT, UM, IF THEY TRY TO GET REPRODUCTIVE CARE IN TERMS OF ABORTION AND WHO KNOWS IN THE FUTURE FOR CONTRACEPTIVE CARE, UM, AND AS WE'VE SEEN FROM THE STATE, WE DO GET PENALIZED.

IF WE TRY TO ATD BUDGET, AIDEN BISSELL, CIDERS ITEM 62, 76, 77 AND 92 MAYOR ADLER AND ESTEEM COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS AIDEN AND I'M A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT TWO.

I STRONGLY SUPPORT ITEM TWO BEFORE HOUSING VIOLENCE.

I ALSO WANTED TO SUPPORT INCREASING THE BOTTOM SIZE TO AT LEAST $340 MILLION IN 2018.

THIS COUNCIL ASKED AUSTIN VOTERS TO APPROVE A TWO $50 MILLION BOND FUND AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

AND 73% OF VOTERS APPROVED.

IT WAS HUGELY POPULAR SINCE THEN, RENTED AUSTIN HAVE CONTINUED TO RISE, BUT THIS BILL DOES NOT KEEP PACE.

ACCORDING TO ZILLOW, THE MEDIAN RENT IN JUNE, 2022 WAS 36% HIGHER THAN IN JUNE, 2018.

WE'RE IN AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS.

IF THIS BOND HAD KEPT UP, IT WOULD BE $340 MILLION.

AND BASED ON WHERE RENTS ARE GOING, IT SHOULD PROBABLY BE MORE LIKE $380 MILLION.

UH, BREAKING THE BOND WILL NOT INCREASE ANY TAX OBLIGATIONS.

I THINK WE ALL KNOW THAT WAGES AREN'T KEEPING UP WITH RENT AND WE ALL KNOW THAT HIGHER RENTS HITS THE HARDEST FOR THE MOST IMPOVERISHED.

MOST MARGINALIZED PEOPLE IN AUSTIN, MAKING HOUSING CHEAPER WILL FIGHT POVERTY AND SAVE LIVES.

WHEN AUSTIN HAS MORE THAN 1500 HOMELESS AND UNSHELTERED PEOPLE ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT, EXPANDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST FOR THE SAME REASON.

THAT'S WHY THE COURT HAS EXPIRED.

ITEM 62 75 76.

THANK YOU, TRAVIS WARD ON ITEM 54 92 AND 1 0 3.

HEY, ALL MY NAME IS TRAVIS WARD.

I'M A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT NINE AND A PROUD MEMBER OF THE AUSTIN DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA.

I'M SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION TO ITEM ONE TO THREE.

UM, I DID NOT TRUST APD OR A TEXAS LAW ENFORCEMENT AT LARGE TO NOT USE THIS PROGRAM AGAINST PEOPLE SEEKING ABORTIONS OR PEOPLE EATING THOSE, TAKING ABORTIONS.

I THINK INCREASING SURVEILLANCE CAPABILITIES WHEN PEOPLE ARE CRIMINALIZED FOR BODILY, AUTONOMY IS INSANE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THIS DATA MAKE IT STRAIGHT ICE AND KEN PAXTON, IF THERE'S EVEN A SMALL CHANCE THAT THIS DATA COULD MAKE ITS WAY TO THEM, UM, IT SHOULD NOT BE COLLECTED.

I ALSO POSE ITEM 54.

I THINK $1.4 MILLION HAS FAR BETTER USE IN GOING TOWARDS COMMUNITY POLICING AND PROPAGANDA PROGRAMS. UM, THESE ONLY SERVE TO IMPROVE THE IMAGE OF POLICE WITHOUT INCREASING SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITIES.

WE HAVE 21 OFFICERS INDICTED FOR POLICE BRUTALITY AND I'VE SPENT OVER 10 MILLION AND POLICE BRUTALITY SETTLEMENTS.

WE SHOULDN'T BE REWARDING POLICE, UM, UNTIL THEY CAN LEARN TO TREAT THE COMMUNITY BETTER THAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT.

AND I'M ALSO SPEAKING IN FAVOR OF ITEM 92, THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND COST OF LIVING IN AUSTIN.

AUSTIN SKYROCKETED NOT KEPT UP.

UM, WE NEED THIS BOND AND WE NEED TO INCREASE IT TO 350 MILLION.

THANK YOU, ELENA BOUGHS ITEMS, 54, 60 TO 75, 76 AND 1 0 3.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR ADLER AND UH, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS ELENA .

I USE,

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UH, SHE, THEY PRONOUNS AND I'M A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT FIVE.

UH, I SPOKE LAST WEEK, UH, ON THE OVAL WHELMING IMPORTANCE OF THE GRACE ACT AS A FIRST STEP TOWARDS PROTECTING AUSTIN AND TEXAS RESIDENTS.

AS A WHOLE, WHOEVER I SEE THE RE-INTRODUCTION OF ALP ARE INTO THE CONVERSATION OF SAFETY IN OUR CITY AS A DIRECT CONTRADICTION TO THIS END, IF WE WANT TO PROVIDE SECURITY TO THOSE SEEKING, TO MAINTAIN THEIR BODILY AUTONOMY, PROVIDING POLICE WITH THE RESOURCES TO PLAY BIG BROTHER TO EVERYONE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY'VE COMMITTED ANY RECOGNIZABLE CRIME, DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A GOOD FACE BEHAVIOR.

THIS KIND OF TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN OVERWHELMINGLY USED TO VICTIMIZE BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE, AND HASN'T BEEN SHOWN TO POSITIVELY IMPACT CRIME.

UH, FOR INSTANCE, IN A STUDY PERFORMED BY TRANSPARENCY, CHICAGO IN DETECTIONS OF 4.4, I'M SORRY, 414 MILLION LIVES.

20.

CALL ME ABOUT POINT 22% WERE ACTUALLY OF INTEREST TO ANYONE PHYLLIS SNODGRASS ITEM 92.

GOOD MORNING, UM, MAYOR ADLER CITY COUNCIL.

UM, SO LET'S NOT GRASS CEO OF AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.

FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO TO PRIORITIZE AFFORDABLE HOUSING OUR COMMUNITY.

TODAY, I'M HERE TO ASK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR A $350 MILLION BOND THAT WILL PROVIDE THE FUNDS NEEDED TO ENABLE MORE AFFORDABLE HOMES TO BE BUILT THROUGHOUT AUSTIN, AS WELL AS TO SUPPORT CRITICAL HOME REPAIR FOR SENIORS, LOOKING TO AGE IN PLACE IN OUR COMMUNITY, YOUR SUPPORT WILL HELP US ENSURE MORE HARDWORKING.

AUSTINITES HAVE ACCESS TO HOUSING, PLEASE VOTE.

YES FOR THIS MUCH NEEDED $350 MILLION BOND.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

JOANNE NORTON ITEM 96.

WELL, I WOULDN'T HAVE STARTED NORTON.

I LIVE IN DISTRICT NINE AND GRATEFULLY REPRESENTED SIX THREE ON THE ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION.

I'M REQUESTING YOUR SUPPORT FOR ITEM 96 CHANGES TO SECTION 3 47.

THIS IS DOG, WHICH I PROPOSED AND WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED BY THE AUSTIN ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION.

AND IT'S SUPPORTED BY THE AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER, A DOG BEING VICIOUS AS KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED, A DOG CAT OR OTHER DOMESTIC PET COLLAR LIVESTOCK WHILE RUNNING AT LARGE FROM 1908 TO 2002.

SO I'VE SEEN DISHES COULD REMAIN IN THE CITY WITH THEIR OWNERS IN 2002 ASSISTANCE.

A SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE WAS MADE TO SECTION 3 47 THAT WAS NEVER RECOMMENDED BY THE COMMISSION OR APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL.

THE CHANGEMENT ADOPTEE VICIOUS COULD NO LONGER RESIDE WITHIN AUSTIN CITY LIMITS.

THE PROPOSED CHANGES ALIGNED SECTION 3 47 WITH THE STATE DANGEROUS DOG STATUTE EIGHT TWO TO CORRECT THE, OR TO ALLOW THESE DOGS TO REMAIN WITH THEIR OWNERS AND KEEPS OUR COMMUNITY SAFER BY IMPOSING RESTRICTIONS ON THE DOGS, SUCH AS NOT GOING OUT IN PUBLIC WITHOUT BEING ON A LEASE OR SIMILAR YOUR RESTRAINT.

I BELIEVE THIS CHANGE WOULD BE MORE HUMANE TO DOGS AND THEIR FAMILIES WITHOUT INCREASED RISK TO THE PUBLIC.

I ASKED FOR APPROVAL OF ITEM NUMBER 96, THEN I'M HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS MAYOR.

I JUST WANTED TO REALLY QUICK THANK MS. NORTON FOR SPEAKING ON THIS ITEM TODAY.

SHE IS MY COLLEAGUE COUNCIL MEMBER ENTRY IS APPOINTEE TO THE ANIMAL SERVICES COMMISSION AND SHE BROUGHT THE CHANGES THAT WE WILL BE, UM, THAT ARE ON OUR CONSENT AGENDA AS ITEM NUMBER 96.

SHE BROUGHT THESE CHANGES TO THE COMMISSION, UM, AND I REALLY APPRECIATE HER SIGNING UP AND BEING ABLE TO SPEAK TO THE ISSUE THAT IS OF HIGH INTEREST AND CONCERN TO ALL OF US.

ANYBODY LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN, UH, LOOK AT THE MESSAGE BOARD POSTS THAT RELATES TO THIS ITEM, UH, WAS PUT UP.

UM, I THINK YESTERDAY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SILVIO CRUZ ITEM 92.

HI, MY NAME IS SILVIO CRUZ AND THE VP OF CLIENT SERVICES FOR AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, YOU KNOW, BUT IT SHOULD BE APPROVED FOR A PRESIDENT TODAY, AUSTIN, THE CLIENT SERVICES AND AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.

FIRST, I'D LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF PROVIDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO AUSTIN RESIDENTS.

AS FAMILIAR AS THE PRESIDENT, THE JACKIE, THE AUSTIN THROUGH AUSTIN ANNOUNCING INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HELP MANY AUSTIN RESIDENTS ACHIEVE THE DREAM OF HOMEOWNERSHIP PARAMA THE AUSTIN HAS AN INFERENTIAL CORPORATION.

AUSTIN IN 2001, WE WERE ABLE TO HELP 20

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FAMILIES BECOME HOMEOWNERS.

ONE OF THOSE PROJECTS INCLUDED 11 HOMES AT THE PHILOMENA PROJECT AND ALSO 14 MORE HOUSES ARE IN THE WORKS TO BE ABLE TO HELP OTHER FAMILIES.

IN THE SCENIC POINT.

PROJECT AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS VERY IMPORTANT TO OUR COMMUNITY.

NOW MORE THAN EVER, ACCORDING TO ABEL REPORT, MAY, 2022 HOUSING SHOWS THAT MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME OR HOUSE MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD SALES PRICE IS $550,000.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT BY KATHY TYLER 92.

HI, MY NAME IS KATHY TYLER, AND I'M SPEAKING TODAY ON BEHALF OF BOSTON WOMEN IN HOUSING.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASM AS YOU CONSIDER PUTTING AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONDS ON THE NEXT ELECTIONS FOR VOTERS TO CONSIDER, WE HOPE THE BOND FUNDING LEVEL WILL BE AT LEAST 350 MILLION.

WE'RE PROUD OF BOSTON SUCCESS WITH HAVING PROVIDED $122 MILLION IN HOUSING BONDS THAT HAVE LEVERAGED OVER $1 BILLION.

AND WE'RE GRATEFUL THAT YOUR LEADERSHIP HAS ENSURED THESE BONDS CONTINUE TO BE A MODEL FOR THE FUTURE, BUT IF WE QUIT NOW, THE OPPORTUNITY'S LOSS WILL BE TRAGIC.

NOT ONLY WOULD WE INCREASE HOW NOT INCREASE HOUSING OPTIONS, WE WOULD FORFEIT THE LEVERAGED FUNDS.

WE FORFEIT THE BENEFIT AND THE HARDEST COSTS WOULD BE BORNE BY OUR RESIDENTS WHO NOW ARE WITHOUT HOMES OR WHO LIVE IN SUBSTANDARD, PLACES THAT ARE TOO EXPENSIVE FOR THEIR BUDGET.

THEY EXPEND EXPERIENCED HOUSING INSECURITY, WHICH THEN SPIRAL DOWNWARD AND TO EVERY OTHER LEVEL OF WELLBEING, PLEASE CONTINUE TO CALL ON WOMEN IN HOUSING TO HELP THE BOND.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

MATTHEW MOLLICA ON I ITEM 92, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, I'M CALLING IN, UH, TO EXPRESS THE ENDING COMMUNITY HOMELESSNESS, UH, SUPPORT FOR ITEM 92 AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND IN THE AMOUNT OF AT LEAST $350 MILLION.

EVERY PERSON, NO MATTER THEIR INCOME LEVEL, BUT WILL DESERVE THE SAFE STABLE PLACE TO CALL HOME.

THE CITY OF AUSTIN MUST CONTINUE ITS VITAL ROLE IN LEADERSHIP AND CREATING AND PRESERVING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND OFTEN INCLUDING PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, UNSHELTERED HOMELESSNESS ON OUR STREETS, MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS NECESSARY TO REDUCE HOMELESSNESS IN AUSTIN, TRAVIS COUNTY CONTINUE TO FIGHT GENTRIFICATION AND DISPLACEMENT AND SUPPORT THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STABILITY.

UM, FOR OUR COMMUNITY HERE IN AUSTIN, SUPPORTING INVESTMENTS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF FIGHTING FOR HOUSING JUSTICE AND RACIAL JUSTICE IN THIS COMMUNITY.

ECHO ENDORPHIN THE 300, A $350 MILLION AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UH, GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND.

UM, AND WE ARE EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO USE OUR OFTEN PRIORITIZATION TOOL, UH, TO ENSURE THAT EQUITY REMAIN ON THE FOREFRONT OF THE BOND.

THANK YOU, CRAIG.

NAZAR ON 96 AND 98.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS DR.

CRAIG NASER.

I AM THE CHAIR OF ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ITEM 96, ADDRESSES OCCURRENCE LAW IN AUSTIN, VICIOUS DOG ORDINANCE COMMISSIONER NORTON HAS EXCELLENTLY EXPLAINED THIS ISSUE AND I ASKED YOU TO VOTE FOR IT.

ITEM 98 CONCERNS, ONGOING STATUS OF OUR NO KILL SHELTER.

THE SUCCESSFUL NO KILL SHELTER IS A MOVING TARGET BECAUSE THIS IS AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF INNOVATION.

DON'T KILL THIS EVALUATED BY OUTCOME NUMBERS, BUT NO KILL IS NOT A NUMBER.

IT IS OUR COMMITMENT TO THE PRINCIPLE THAT WE WILL NOT KILL ANIMALS SIMPLY BECAUSE WE HAVE RUN OUT OF SPACE.

WE MUST ALWAYS BE AN ALL HANDS ON DECK, ENTERPRISE SEEKING AND RECEIVING HELP FROM AS LARGE A POOL OF PARTNERS AS POSSIBLE.

I RECOMMEND THAT THE CITY COUNCIL PASS THIS OUTSIDE AUDIT OF THE SHELTER TO HELP US KEEP OUR SHELTER THE MOST HUMANE AND FORWARD-LOOKING SHELTER IN THE NATION.

I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

YOU MAY HAVE BEVERLY LUNA ON ITEM 96 AND 98.

HI, THIS IS BEVERLY LUNA.

I WANT TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ITEM NUMBER 96.

THE WAY THAT, UH, ORDINANCE IS CURRENTLY WRITTEN.

IF MY DOG GETS LOOSE AND KILLS THE NEIGHBOR'S CHICKEN, MY DOG HAS TO BE REMOVED

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FROM THE CITY OF ALLAH, THE ENTIRE LAKE.

I THINK THE ERROR IS INCONSISTENT WITH STATE LAW REGARDING ITEM NUMBER 19, NUMBER 98.

I SUPPORTED AUDIT OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER.

I INCLUDED AN EXHIBIT, WHICH SHOWS THAT THE NUMBERS OF, OF DOGS, THE INTAKE TO THE FACILITY HAS DRASTICALLY GONE DOWN AND THIS AND THIS ADMINISTRATION YET THE SHELTER IS OVERCROWDED AND CERTAINLY AN OUTSIDE AUDITOR WOULD HELP FIGURE OUT WHY THAT'S THE CASE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, JULIE MARQUEE ON 98.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS .

I'M A FORMER VOLUNTEER AT THE AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER AND I'M A CONCERNED CITIZEN OF DISTRICT FOUR.

I SUPPORT I DID 98.

IF THE CITY AUDITOR DOES IDENTIFY AN EXPERT, I X I URGE THAT EXPERT TO CLOSELY EXAMINE THE SHELTER NEUTER RETURN OR SNR PROGRAM AT THE CENTER AND ENSURE THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF CATS THROUGH SNR KITTENS.

AS YOUNG AS THREE MONTHS OLD CAN BE RETURNED TO THE STREETS.

CATS AND KITTENS IN QUESTIONABLE PHYSICAL CONDITION CAN BE RETURNED TO THE STREETS.

CATS AND KITTENS CAN BE RETURNED TO DANGEROUS LOCATIONS.

AND THESE CATS AND KITTENS ARE RETURNED TO THE STREETS WITHOUT KNOWN CARETAKERS.

I REQUESTED TO EXAMINE HOW MANY CATS AND KITTENS ARE ACTUALLY BEING SENT THROUGH SNR.

WHETHER ANYONE IS FOLLOWING UP TO ENSURE THAT THERE ARE SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES AND WHETHER THE PROGRAM SHOULD BE MODIFIED SNR INCREASES THE CENTER'S LIED OUTCOME, RIGHT? BUT THERE NEEDS TO BE A WAY TO ENSURE THE CATS AND KITTENS ARE SURVIVING AFTER THE RETURN TO THE STREETS.

JUST BECAUSE SNR LEADS TO LIVE OUTCOMES FOR THE TENDER DOES NOT MEAN IT LEADS TO SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES FOR THE CATS AND KITTENS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION.

SANDRA MUELLER, 98.

UH, HI, GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL MEMBERS.

UH, THIS IS SANDRA MILLER.

I AM NEWLY REDISTRICT INTO D ONE.

I'M HERE REGARDING ITEM 98 AS NEUTRAL.

I'D LIKE TO REQUEST THAT IF YOU PASS THIS RESOLUTION THAT THIS CITY ONLY APPOINT AN EXPERT WITHOUT TIES TO AUSTIN, PETS ALIVE, NO ONE FROM AUSTIN PETS ALIVE OR ASSOCIATED WITH APA SHOULD BE ASSIGNED TO THIS TASK.

JUST A REMINDER THAT APA HAS TIED THE BEST FRIEND AND MADDIE'S FUND AND THE ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION HAS SEVEN MEMBERS ALIGNED WITH APA.

UM, EVEN SHELTERS CONNECTED TO APA ARE STRUGGLING FOR INSTANCE, FAITH, RIGHT OF AMERICAN PETS ALIVE.

NOW DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS IN PALM VALLEY RECENTLY USED AN ICE FOR SPACE, MONICA ANGLER OF AUSTIN, PETS ALIVE.

NOW PIMA ANIMAL CARE IS IN A SPACE CRISIS AND THREATENING YOU.

THE NASIA AUSTIN.

SHE DID AN UNBIASED PERSON FROM ONE OF THE NORTHERN STATES, BUT TEXAS IS SHIPPING ANIMALS TOO.

SO LET'S FIND OUT HOW TO SOLVE THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM INSTEAD OF CONTINUOUSLY SENDING OUR PROBLEMS TO THE MAGICAL.

AND IT WOULD ALSO BE HELPFUL.

THIS COUNCIL RETRACTED THERE TO BRING IN THOUSANDS OF ANIMALS PER YEAR.

THANK YOU, PAT BELL, 3S ITEM 98.

UM, GOOD MORNING, MAYOR, MAYOR PRO TEM AND COMMISSIONERS.

THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

I WANT TO SUPPORT WHAT MY, UM, FELLOW ANIMAL ADVOCATES, JULIE MARQUIS AND SANDRA MOHLER JUST SAID, I AGREE THAT AN AUDIT IS NEEDED.

I SUPPORT AN AUDIT, BUT I HAVE HUGE CONCERNS ABOUT THE EXPERT THAT WILL BE CHOSEN AS SHANDRA MUELLER POINTED OUT.

THERE ARE MANY, MANY PEOPLE WHO PURPORT TO BE EXPERTS FOR ACTUALLY AFFILIATED WITH BEST FRIENDS, MADDIE'S FUND AMERICAN PET TO LIVE IN AUSTIN, PETS ALIVE, AND ARE REALLY VERY MUCH ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION ADVOCATING FOR A NO KILL NUMBER AT ALL COSTS.

EVEN AT THE COST OF CLOSING FORMERLY OPEN INTAKE, ANIMAL SHELTERS, MAKING THEM EITHER CLOSED INTAKE OR LIMITED INTAKE, AND THEN CLAIMING THAT NO KILL IS SUCCESSFUL.

LEAVING ANIMALS ON THE STREET IS NOT A SUCCESSFUL WAY TO NOT KILL ANIMALS.

THEY DIED BEING HIT BY CARS, BEING CONNOR BROPHY ITEM 1 0 3.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE ON THE DIVE TODAY, I'M KIND OF BROPHY.

I LIVE IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF DISTRICT SIX AND I'M AN OPPOSITION TO THE AUTOMATIC PLACEMENTS THAT USUALLY WENT OFTEN

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ON THE ALP OURS.

WE GIVE OFF PD THE DISCRETION TO TRACK AND SHARE THE WHEREABOUTS OF THOSE SEEKING ABORTIONS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OUTSIDE OF AUGUSTINE, COMPLETELY UNDERMINE AND GRACE'S PROJECTION.

UM, AUSTIN'S CRIME HAS BEEN IN LINE WITH NATIONAL LEVELS, UH, DESPITE THE ALP OURS BEING USED IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS.

SO AS POLICE BUDGETS HAVE BALLOONED YEAR OVER YEAR, WE'VE NOT ONLY SEEN AN INCREASE IN CRIME VOLUME, BUT ALSO THE DECREASE IN CRIME CLEARANCES YEAR OVER YEAR.

UH, THE LAST TIME THE BUDGET WAS AS SMALL AS IT WAS LAST YEAR, IT WAS 2013 AND IN 2013, WE HAVE A 50% HIGHER CLEARANCE RATE.

SO DESPITE ANECDOTES OFFERED DURING CM, KELLY'S Q AND A LAST WEEK, THE ALP OURS HAVE NOT BEEN AS STATISTICALLY USEFUL TO ADDRESS IN CRIME.

ALSO, KELLY SPOKE ABOUT POTENTIAL PUNISHMENTS.

IF THE DEPARTMENT MISUSED ANY OF THE DATA COLLECTED WAS GOING TO RESULT IN A PENAL CODE IN PRODUCTION.

IF IT'S DONE THE INFORMATION WOULD USE INTENTIONALLY OR MALICIOUSLY.

SO UNTIL AUSTIN HAS A CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARD, APD WOULD HAVE NO OVERSIGHT AND COULD EASILY SWEEP ANY OF THESE FRACTIONS UNDER THE ROAD.

SO MEMBERS ON THE DUMBEST MASKING TO VOTE AGAINST ONE OF THE THREE, BECAUSE IT WILL HELP IN THE CRIMINALIZATION OF HEALTHCARE OUTSIDE OF THE, WHAT HAS BEEN PROVEN AT THE INCLUDES, GRIMES IS NOT AN INVASIVE TOOL TO BE GIVEN TO COMPENSATE FOR THE APD IS SHORTCOMING, AND IT HAS A FUNDAMENTAL LACK OF OVERSIGHT.

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

MIMI STILES ON 1 0 3, GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL AND MAYOR.

UM, I JUST KINDA JUST, I WANT, I WANTED TO SAY, I URGE YOU TO READ LAST YEAR, WASHINGTON POST REPORT, WHICH READ LICENSE PLATE SCANNERS WERE SUPPOSED TO BRING PEACE OF MIND, BUT INSTEAD THEY TOURED THE NEIGHBORHOOD APART.

MOST OF YOU KNOW THAT I'VE, I'VE HAD SEVERAL YEARS OF ENGAGING CRITICALLY IN THE WORK OF BIG DATA AND POLICING.

AND WHAT I'VE LEARNED, UM, THIS FAR IS THAT IN MANY CASES, DATA FOR GOOD INTENTION PRODUCE MORE HARM AND TEAR NEIGHBORHOODS APART.

AND SO CURRENTLY THE DATA REFLECTING LPR IS IT'S JUST WAY TOO LIMITED, UM, WHEN IT COMES TO THIS TECHNOLOGY.

BUT WHAT I DO KNOW THAT LICENSE PLATE READERS DO NOT REDUCE CRIME.

I MEAN, YEAH, THEY MAY HAVE HELPED APP STAT SOLVE A COUPLE OF CRIMES OR TWO, BUT THE TRULY AT WHAT EXPENSE.

AND SO I OPPOSE THE USE OF LICENSE PLATE READER, TECHNOLOGY AS A METHOD OF PUBLIC SAFETY, UM, AND INEVITABLE, UH, SURVEILLANCE OF THE DATA COLLECTED BY THESE DEVICES THAT ARE OFTEN INACCURATE.

THE ALGORITHMS ARE USUALLY BIASED.

AND SO AS A RESULT, THE VERY PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PROTECTED BY THIS TECHNOLOGY ARE OFTEN THE ONES WHO ARE MOST AT RISK.

SO WE BELIEVE THAT UNTIL THESE UNDERLYING ISSUES ARE ADDRESSED, IT'S TECHNOLOGY TIME HAS EXPIRED.

THANK YOU.

I URGE POLICY ALL OF THE POLICY MAKERS TO CONSIDER THESE CONCERNS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

EMILIA GASES ON 1 0 3.

GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS DISTRICT SIX AND POLICY ANALYST WITH THE TEXAS FAIR DEFENSE PROJECT TESTIFYING IN OPPOSITION TO ITEM ONE WITH THREE AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READERS ARE AN INEFFECTIVE AND HARMFUL TECHNOLOGY THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN SHOULD AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

WE STRONGLY BELIEVE ITEM 1 0 3 WILL ENABLE MASTER VALENCE AND UNNECESSARY TRACKING OF AUSTIN RESIDENTS.

THAT'S THREATENING PRIVACY AND INCREASED CRIMINALIZATION OF LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AT TFTP.

WE SEE OVER AND OVER THAT.

ONE OF THE MAIN USES OF ALP RS.

IT'S NOT THE MAIN USE IS FOR OFFICERS TO SIT IN PARKING LOT AND SCAN CARDS TO FIND HIT FOR PEOPLE WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY TRAFFIC TICKETS AND THEN ARREST THEM ON THEIR WARRANTS THAT WERE ISSUED FOR THE UNPAID TICKETS.

LPRS ARE A TOOL OF MODERN DAY DEBTORS' PRISONS.

I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO OPPOSE ITEM 1, 2, 3, AND ANY ADDITIONAL ITEMS, BUT INCREASE THE POLICE BUDGET.

INSTEAD, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO FULLY SUPPORT AND FUND THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT BUDGET, WHICH INCLUDES HIGHLY SUPPORTED AND NEEDED INVESTMENTS, INCLUDING FUNDING, A VIOLENCE INTERRUPTER PROGRAM AND HARM REDUCTION SERVICES.

ASK THAT YOU PLEASE DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO OPPOSE ITEM 1 0 3.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

YEAH.

CHRISTIAN DURHAM, 1 0 3 CHRISTIAN, PLEASE.

ON MUTE.

KEVIN WELCH ITEM 1 0 3 MEMBERS OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS KEVIN WELCH AND I'M THE CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EFF AUSTIN AT DIGITAL CELEBRITIES ADVOCACY GROUP.

WE'RE SPEAKING YOU TODAY, STRONGLY STRONGLY URGE YOU TO REFUSE TO REAUTHORIZE THE AUTOMATED LICENSE PLATE READER PROGRAM.

ACCORDING

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TO STATEMENTS FROM PD ALP, OURS ONLY SOLVE FOR CRIMES OVER A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD THAT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN SOLVED.

OTHERWISE IT'S SHOCKINGLY LOW SUCCESS RATE FOR A TECHNOLOGY THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE USED TO IDENTIFY THE MOVEMENTS OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS AND SUBJECT THEM TO RISKS OF ARREST AND INCARCERATION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, THAT MANY MEMBERS OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL PUBLICLY AND BASICALLY STATED THEY DO NOT SEEM TO BE CRIMINAL JUST LAST WEEK, 10 OUT OF 11 MEMBERS OF COUNCIL STRONGLY PASSED THE GRAY FACT, WHICH PROMISES TO PROTECT ABORTION ACCESS, OR WE THIS SPRING MAYOR ADLER, ALONG WITH KATHY TOVA AND ALISON ALTER PUBLIC EXPRESS THEIR SUPPORT FOR TRANSGENDER CHILDREN, HAVING ACCESS TO GENDER AFFIRMING CARE AND 20 17 6 CURRENT MEMBERS OF COUNCILS EXPRESSED THEIR SUPPORT FOR AUSTIN AS A SANCTUARY CITY, PROTECTING UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS FROM ICE DEPORTATION WITHOUT RAPID DATA ERASURE BARRIERS TO DATA SHARING IN PLACE AND ENFORCEMENT OF THOSE BARRIERS, WHICH INCLUDES THE IMMEDIATE ELIMINATION OF ALP RS, ESPECIALLY MOBILE AUSTIN PRINCIPALS SHARED THAT DATA WITH OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES OR CRIMES RELATED REPRODUCTIVE CARE, IMMIGRATION STATUS, AND GENDER AFFIRMING CARE.

THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME TO GIVE PETER COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT MORE SIGNIFICANT SURVEILLANCE DATA ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF TEXAS ARE NOT ACCUSED OF A CRIME IS RECOGNIZED BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR KAELYN GILDERSLEEVE 1 0 3 UH, GOOD MORNING.

AND ALL THIS IS KAELIN.

UH, SHE HEARD FROM DISTRICT ONE OF A MEMBER OF AUSTIN DSA CALLING TO SHARE MY CONCERNS ABOUT ITEM 1 0 3 OF SPEAKERS HAVE ALREADY DRAWN THE CONNECTION BETWEEN INCREASED SURVEILLANCE AND HOW IT WILL IMPACT BLACK AND BROWN INDIVIDUALS, AS WELL AS THOSE SEEKING ABORTION AS A LABOR AND DELIVERY NURSE.

I'M INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL TO THE COUNCIL FOR PASSING THE GRACE BACK LAST WEEK.

LET'S DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO BACK THAT UP BY RIGID THING, THE ALP RS, UH, PROGRAM BEING RENEWED AND ALSO REGARDING ITEM 90 TWOS, HOUSING BOND.

THAT'S A BIG HECK.

YES, LET'S KEEP OUR NEIGHBORS IN HOUSING AND THIS HOSPITAL RENT ENVIRONMENT.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

BYRON WILSON, ITEM ONE 90 MAYER ONE SECOND.

UM, EVERYTHING JUST DISCONNECTED ON MY COMPUTER.

HELLO, MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS BAY RON WILSON.

I AM THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND CO-FOUNDER OF URBAN OPTIMI.

I AM SPEAKING ON, ON THE B UH, REGARDING THE COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS WE'VE MADE, UH, AN F AND AUSTIN.

UM, CURRENTLY AT THIS POINT WE HAVE LITERALLY SPOKE TO OVER SERVING THREE ORGANIZATIONS, ONE PARTICULAR BLUE TREE.

UH, WE CAN OF COURSE, TO, UH, SUMMARIZE AS WELL AS SOME OF THE OTHER AMAZING ORGANIZATIONS.

UM, PART OF OUR MODEL IS COLLABORATIVE, UM, AND COLLABORATING.

UM, AND OF COURSE WE LOVE TO DO THIS.

THIS IS A PART OF WHAT WE DO.

UM, I, I EMPHASIZE AND AUSTIN HAD BEEN EVERY SCENE HAD BEEN REALLY WELL.

UM, ONE THING I AM REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THE FACT THAT HOW WELL AUSTIN HAS BEEN RECEIVING, UM, IN TERMS OF FEEDBACK AND OF COURSE FROM US.

UM, BUT IN TERMS OF FEEDBACK, COMMENTS AND CONCERNS, UM, THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE'VE CURRENTLY DONE GAVE US SOME GREAT FEEDBACK.

AND IN TERMS OF TALK ABOUT BEST PRACTICES, I AM, I, I'M A, I'M A BIG FAN OF BOSTON.

WE ARE BIG FANS OF AUSTIN IN TERMS OF ALL THE ORGANIZATIONS YOU'VE MET WITH.

AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT THE PEOPLE WE SERVE, WHICH IS THE GUESTS, THE HOMELESS POPULATION, HOMELESS POPULATION, UH, AS, AS THE MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION WE COME FROM AND I SAY, THANK YOU, JEFF COSTLY ONE 90.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS JESSICA .

I'M THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR URBAN ALCHEMY.

MY COLLEAGUES AND I ARE HERE TO SPEAK ABOUT SOME OF THE CONCERNS RAISED ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION.

AND I'M ADDRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE IN RAPID GROWTH.

UH, URBAN ALCHEMY BECAME AN INDEPENDENT AGENCY IN 2018, BUT WE WERE INITIALLY PART OF A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION CALLED HUNTERS POINT FAMILY.

AND WHILE URBAN ALCHEMY IS ONLY FOUR YEARS OLD, OUR EXPERIENCE SERVING THE COMMUNITY, PREDATES OUR INCORPORATION BY DECADES.

WE UNDERSTAND FOR SOME PEOPLE THAT MIGHT BE SURPRISING THAT A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, ESPECIALLY ONE LED BY PEOPLE OF COLOR WHO WERE ONCE INCARCERATED CAN GO FROM ZERO TO 60 MILLION IN FOUR YEARS.

HOWEVER,

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OUR GROWTH HAS BEEN INTENTIONAL AND WILL NOT WITHOUT ITS CHALLENGES AND SETBACKS THAT REFLECTS OUR SUCCESS.

THE REASON WE'VE GROWN SO QUICKLY IS BECAUSE WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE AND VERY GOOD AT WHAT WE DO.

WE HAVE A HISTORY OF TAKING ON CHALLENGING PROGRAMS, SUCH AS NEW SHELTERS, TINY HOME VILLAGES, SANCTIONED TO CAMP MINTS AND SAFE PARKING SITES.

AND DURING COVID, WE'RE ONE OF THE FIRST ORGANIZATIONS TO OPEN UP A SHELTER IN PLACE, HOTELS IN THE STATE OR EXPANSION HAS HELPED DEEPEN THE POSITIVE IMPACT THAT WE HAVE IN THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE.

AND SAN FRANCISCO IS ONE OF THE ONLY MAJOR CITY ON THE WEST COAST TO SEE A REDUCTION IN HOMELESSNESS, UH, AND, UH, HOPEFULLY WE CAN BRING SOME OF OUR EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE, UH, TO AUSTIN, UH, VIA THE ARCH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

CHRISTIAN DURHAM, CHRISTIAN, PLEASE.

UNMUTE MAYER.

YES.

UM, WILL REPRESENTATIVES FROM URBAN ALCHEMY BEYOND THE LINE LATER IF WE HAVE QUESTIONS.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF I DO YET.

I'M JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE, I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT.

UH, ARE, DO WE HAVE REPRESENTATIVES FROM URBAN ALCHEMY WHEN JUST SPOKE? TWO OF THEM JUST SPOKE.

I JUST WANT TO, WILL THEY BE STAY ON THE LINE TO BE AVAILABLE WHEN THIS ITEM COMES UP FOR DISCUSSION OR BE PLACED BACK ON THE LINE, CAN YOU CHECK THEIR AVAILABILITY AND SEE IF WE CALL THEM, THERE'LL BE AVAILABLE, PLEASE ASK THEM NOT TO LEAVE YET BECAUSE WE'LL MIGHT ASK THEM QUESTIONS FOR THEM.

IF THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE AVAILABLE LATER, BETTER THAT THEY'RE AVAILABLE LATER AND CAN BE HERE WHEN WE'RE HAVING THAT CONVERSATION.

IF YOU COULD CHECK WITH THEM, THANK YOU.

AND THEY MAY NOT NEED TO STAY ON THAT LINE, BUT JUST FOR THEIR AVAILABILITY FOR LATER, I UNDERSTAND WE'RE CHECKING TO SEE IF WE CAN CALL THEM AND GET THEM TO JOIN US LATER.

OKAY.

PLEASE PROCEED.

TYLER KIRKPATRICK, ONE 90 KIRKPATRICK TYLER, CHIEF OF GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS FOR URBAN ALCHEMY.

UH, YES, WE WE'D BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO STAY ON THE LINE FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

UH, I WANTED TO TAKE A MINUTE TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE CONCERNS RAISED BY THE, UH, THE, THE ARTICLE IN THE SUN.

UH, ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS TO DO IS TO RESPOND, UH, REALLY TO, UH, SUE AN UNTRUE MEASUREMENT OF THE WORK THAT WE DO.

UM, THE, THE PACIFIC SUN ARTICLE IS AN ISOLATED ARTICLE THAT DOESN'T REFLECT, UH, THE MAJORITY OF THE COVERAGE THAT WE RECEIVED IN THE MEDIA.

UH, ALL OF THE CLAIMS HAVE TO THIS POINT BEEN UNSUBSTANTIATED.

UM, AND WE'RE NOT ABOVE REPROACH, WE'RE NOT ABOVE, UM, CRITICISM, BUT WHAT WE ASK IS THAT THE CRITICISM THAT WE'RE HELD TO AND THE CONTENT THAT WE'RE HEADED TO SELL TO ARE THINGS THAT ARE FOUND TO BE TRUE, UH, BASED ON THE FEEDBACK FROM THE RESIDENTS AND THE SALSALITO ENCAMPMENTS THEMSELVES, THE CITY OF SAUSALITO, UH, AND OUR OWN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION, WE'VE SHOWN THAT NONE OF THOSE ISSUES, UH, WHERE WE'RE ACTUAL ISSUE THAT HAPPENED, AND THE ONE INSTANCE WHERE THERE WAS INAPPROPRIATE, UM, RELATIONSHIP THAT HAD BEEN LONGSTANDING BEFORE WE CAME TO FINISH YOUR ANSWER BEFORE WE CAME ON TO THAT ENCAMPMENT, UH, WA WAS IMMEDIATELY RESOLVED, UH, THAT STAFF PERSON LET GO, AND WE DID NOT HAVE ANY OTHER, UH, ANY OTHER INCIDENTS BEYOND THAT.

AND SO AT MOST WE JUST ASKED TO BE, UH, TO BE MEASURED BY A FAIR MEASUREMENT AND NOT ONE ISOLATED ARTICLE.

I APPRECIATE YOUR WILLINGNESS TO STAY ON THE LINE.

MY GUESS WOULD BE THAT WE'RE GOING TO GET TO THIS ITEM FOR DISCUSSION AFTER LUNCH.

WOULD YOU BE AMENABLE IF WE CALLED YOU A AND THEY ASKED YOU TO GET ON THE PHONE THIS AFTERNOON, WHEN WE GET TO THIS ITEM FOR DISCUSSION ABSOLUTELY.

WHERE WE'RE AT YOUR DISPOSAL.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

SO YOU DON'T NEED TO STAY ON THE LINE, WE'LL CALL YOU THIS AFTERNOON AND LET YOU KNOW IF WE NEED YOU.

THANK YOU.

WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY AND STAFF.

YOU HAVE THE PHONE NUMBERS OF THESE FOLKS.

OKAY.

GREAT CLERK.

WHY DON'T YOU GO TO THE NEXT SPEAKER MAYER? UM, ALL THE SPEAKERS HAVE BEEN CALLED.

THE NEXT ONES ARE FOR HFC.

WE HAVE TWO ON THE LINE, THEN WE HAVE MULTIPLE IN-PERSON.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CALL THAT MEETING TO ORDER, HEAR THE SPEAKERS AND THEN RETURNED

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TO BE CONSENT.

THAT'S GOOD.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND RECESS THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING HERE AT TWO MINUTES AFTER 11.

AND LET'S

[Austin Housing and Finance Corporation Meeting]

GO AHEAD AND CONVENE THE MEETING OF THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION HERE ON JULY 28TH, 2022.

UH, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE PRESENT.

WE HAVE, UH, A QUORUM, UH, WE'RE MEETING IN THE, UH, CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER AND COUNCIL MEMBER OF WHAT THIS IS, UM, UH, UH, WITH US, UH, UH, REMOTELY.

UM, WE SHOULD NOTE THAT THERE IS, UM, UH, UH, UH, CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS THAT WE WANT TO READ INTO THE, UH, RECORD SPECIFICALLY.

THERE'S LAID BACK UP IN ITEM NUMBER TWO, UH, JADE, UH, THERE'S REALLY A BACKUP, AN ITEM.

NUMBER TWO IS OUR STAFF WITH US ACTUALLY, BEFORE WE DO THAT, LET'S CAUSE I THINK WE MAY BE ABLE TO CLOSE OUT THE MEETING RAPIDLY AS WELL, BUT LET'S GO AHEAD AND, AND, AND ASK FOR SPEAKERS.

LET'S GET THE REMOTE SPEAKERS AND THEN LET'S GET THE SPEAKERS THAT ARE HERE IN PERSON.

THE FIRST SPEAKER IS JORN GEORGE HINDMAN.

HI, MY NAME IS GEORGE HEINZEN AND I'D LIKE TO THANK FOR THE TIME TO SPEAK IN OPPOSITION TO THE NHP PROPOSAL, THAT 4 35 11 MAINER.

I'M A RESIDENT AT JJC BROOK AND A FORMER DISTRICT ONE COUNCIL MEMBER CANDIDATE.

AND I LIVE CLOSE TO THIS LOT, AND THERE ARE VARIOUS ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED, BUT I'M GOING TO SPEAK TO THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY BY ABILITY AND MANAGEMENT OF THIS PROPOSAL.

THE CITY SUMMARY CHART SHOWS NHP REQUIRING OVER $7 MILLION IN SUBSIDY AS WELL.

ANOTHER PROPOSAL, WHICH THE NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORTS THE FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES PROPOSAL REQUIRES NO SUB ALMOST NO SUBSIDIES.

FURTHERMORE, THE NHP PROPOSAL SECTION D PAGE 57 IN THEIR PROPOSAL SHOWS THAT IT'S MORE LIKE $10 MILLION OVER 15 YEARS OF SUBSIDIES THAT ARE REQUIRED.

UH, AND BEYOND THAT, THERE'S ALSO ISSUES AS FAR AS THE VIABILITY OF OBTAINING HUD LOANS.

UH, BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IS THE NHP ITSELF HAS SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE IN THIS MANAGEMENT AT THEIR HOUSTON PROJECTS.

THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE HAS HAD STORY WITHIN THE PAST WEEK ABOUT WHICH THE, UM, UH, UH, WHICH THE, UH, THERE HAVE BEEN BIG ISSUES TO NHP PLEASE, UH, THOUGH BREATHER THE FC PROPOSAL FOR, FOR, UM, TABLING THIS UNTIL NHP CAN BE FURTHER VETTED.

THANK YOU, BEN HIGHSMITH, COUNCIL AND A MAYOR.

UH, THIS HAS BEEN HAIM SANDS.

I'M THE VICE CHAIR OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION, BUT I'M SPEAKING TO YOU TODAY.

AND MY CAPACITY AS A NEIGHBOR ONLY I LIVE 300 FEET FROM THIS PROPERTY ON GREENWOOD AVENUE AND THE NEIGHBORS HERE HAVE WANTED AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR YEARS.

UH, THE HISTORY, HOWEVER, WITH THIS SITE HAS NOT BEEN VERY GOOD PUBLIC WORKS, AS YOU MAY RECALL, USED IT FOR AN INDUSTRIAL SITE UNTIL, UH, WITHOUT PERMITS UNTIL WE STOPPED THEM.

UH, THERE WAS A, UH, UNFORTUNATE PROPOSAL FOR A HOMELESS CAMP ON THE SITE, WHICH WE DID NOT SUPPORT.

AND WITH YOUR HELP, WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE THAT, THAT NOW NOT, NOT DIRECTED ANYMORE.

SO WE WORKED, WE THOUGHT WITH THE STAFF, UH, ONE FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES, UH, RESPONDENTS TO THE RFP, IT MET THE CRITERIA THAT WE SAID WERE MOST IMPORTANT THAT THERE'D BE RELATIONSHIP TO OUR HOMES ON GREENWOOD AND THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE FAMILIES.

BUT ANY PROPOSAL DOESN'T DO EITHER.

THERE'S A FIVE STORY WALL THAT IS GOING TO BE BUILT AT THE CURRENT PROPOSAL AGAINST OUR HOMES ON GREENWOOD WERE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, AND THERE WAS FIVE STORIES RIGHT UP AGAINST US.

IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO US.

AND THE PROPOSAL IS PRIMARILY SINGLE ROMANS.

SO THIS IS NOT ACCOMMODATING FAMILIES.

WE URGE YOU TO RECONSIDER THIS RECOMMENDATION.

OKAY.

SO THE SPEAKERS FOR HSE ARE NOW IN PERSON.

WE'VE GOT CONNOR, KENNY IN Q IS ROGER AND YOU WITH CAPITAL A HOUSING.

OOH, UH, WE'RE VERY PROUD OF OUR SUPER SQUARE PROPOSAL.

UM, AND THERE ARE DIVERSE DEVELOPMENT TEAM FOR INTRODUCING THEM.

I WANTED TO ASK IF CITY COUNCIL HAD DIRECTION ON OUR EXPANDED COMMERCIAL OPTION, WHICH WOULD PARTNER WITH AEDC TO CREATE MORE SPACE FOR NONPROFITS AND SMALL BUSINESSES ON THE SITE.

I ALSO WANTED TO EXPRESS THAT WE'RE HAPPY TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH CITY STAFF AND NEIGHBORHOOD STAKEHOLDERS TO CRAFT A WONDERFUL NEW PART OF THE COMMUNITY, INCLUDING IF COUNCIL HAS DIRECTION ON TRYING TO INCLUDE MULTI BEDROOM UNITS.

UM, AND JUST TO CORRECT, MAYBE A MISPERCEPTION.

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UH, WE ARE ALSO TAPERING DOWN TO THREE STORIES ON GREENWOOD, UH, ACROSS FROM THOSE, UH, UNITS.

SO WE HAVE, UH, OTHER TEAM MEMBERS SPEAKING HERE, BUT NOT SPEAKING, UH, WITH US, UM, ON OUR GREAT TEAM, OUR PRINCIPALS, UH, NICOLE JOSLIN, AND YET CASSINI WITH CAPITAL, A URBAN DESIGNER, KEVIN HOWARD WITH CAPITAL A CIVIL ENGINEER, ALEJANDRA FLORES WITH CIVILITY, PUBLIC FINANCE CONSULTANT, KENDRICK GARRETT, WITH BETCO, UH, ARTIST AND TENANT RAISIN IN THE SUN.

COULDN'T BE HERE TODAY.

BUT WE LIKE TO THINK THAT THIS TERM REFLECTS, UH, BOTH THE ART COMMUNITY AS A CITY AND THE COMMUNITY INTO WHICH THIS DEVELOPMENT IS COMING.

AND WE'RE HERE FOR QUESTIONS.

ROGER ON DECK IS RUTH'S AARON, HELLO, MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS ROGER CANOLA, AND I AM, I AM WITH THE NHP FOUNDATION.

I'M THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT.

AND HP IS A NONPROFIT AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPER THAT IS OWNED AND OPERATES OVER 11,000 UNITS THROUGHOUT THE, UH, ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WE HAVE BEEN IN TEXAS SINCE 2003.

UM, AND AS REGIONAL DIRECTOR, I'VE BEEN WORKING IN THIS AREA FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

UH, OUR, MY COLLEAGUE LAUREN, UH, OLIVIA, SHE ACTUALLY WORKED FOR THE CITY AND THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, UM, WITH OUR PARTNERS CAPITAL A AND INTEGRAL CARE.

WE EXCITED AND BELIEVED THAT, UM, IT MAKES THIS RFP, UH, EXCUSE ME, COMMUNITY ON PRIORITIES.

THIS PROJECT IDENTIFIES THOSE ISSUES.

UH, THE ITEMS THAT WERE TALKED ABOUT WITH THE COMMUNITY AND WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROJECT, UM, WE'VE EVEN, UH, PROVIDING OFFICE SPACE FOR, UH, RAISING IN THE SUN AND, UM, ORIGIN STUDIOS HOUSE.

AND WE'VE ALSO PROVIDING LIVE WORK.

WE LOOK AT, WE REALLY ARE EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROJECT AND WE'RE HOPING TO GET YOUR SUPPORT.

THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL MEMBERS, MAYOR ADLER, I'M BRUCE INTEGRAL CARE'S PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESS INITIATIVES.

WE SEEK YOUR SUPPORT FOR AN HPC SEABROOK SQUARE PROPOSAL.

WHEN OUR NEIGHBORS ARE MOVING FROM HOMELESS TO HOUSE, THERE IS HIGH ACUITY OF NEED IN RURAL CARE HAS YEARS EXPERIENCE USING THE EVIDENCE BASED PRINCIPLES OF HOUSING.

FIRST, PROVIDING A SAFE HOME WITH CRITICAL WRAPAROUND SERVICES AND ONGOING SUPPORT WE DESIGNED TO BUILD AND OPERATE THE FIRST OF ITS KIND PERMANENT SUPPORTED HOUSING COMMUNITY IN CENTRAL TEXAS MODELED AFTER OTHER SUCCESSFUL HOUSING.

FIRST PROGRAMS THAT COST ACROSS THE COUNTRY, SEABROOK SQUARE IS THE PROPOSAL THAT MOST CLOSELY ALIGNS WITH YOUR HOUSING PRIORITIES AND THE LARGER COMMUNITY'S GOAL TO EXPAND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

THIS COLLABORATION LEVERAGES YOUR INVESTMENT WITH STATE AND OTHER FUNDING.

IT'S CRITICAL.

WE MOVE AHEAD QUICKLY TO MEET A DEADLINE, TO DRAW DOWN SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS IN STATE FUNDING AS IT'S REQUIRED BY THE RFP AND IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE CITY'S STRATEGIC HOUSING BLUEPRINT, ALL RESIDENTS OF THE PSH PORTION OF SEABROOK SQUARE WILL BE REFERRED THROUGH ECHO'S COORDINATED ENTRY SYSTEM.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND ONGOING INVESTMENT AS WE WORK TOGETHER TO END HOMELESSNESS AND AUSTIN, TRAVIS COUNTY, DAVID VAUGHN ON DECK IS DANTE CLEMENS.

GOOD MORNING COUNSEL.

GOOD MORNING.

MAYOR DAVID VAUGHN, AUSTIN AREA, URBAN LEAGUE.

WE'LL BE DOING THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TO BRING EAST AUSTINITES, UH, IN NEED OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO THE DEVELOPMENT.

AND AS WELL, WE URGE YOU TO CONSIDER, UH, EXPANDED COMMERCIAL OPTION AND THE PROPOSAL OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, UH, WHERE WE'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE A SMALL BUSINESS AND NON-PROFIT DEVELOPMENT TO THE RESIDENTS THAT SEEK, UH, COACHING, MENTORSHIP AND FINANCIAL LITERACY, CREDIT READINESS, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

THANK YOU, DANTE CLEMENS ON DECK IS PAMELA OWENS.

HELLO EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS DANTE CLEMENS AND I'M A CEO OF ORIGIN STUDIO HOUSE, MRS. BRITNEY WILLIAMS, MY PARTNER OR JUST STUDIO HOUSE IS THRILLED TO BE THE CAFE AND GALLERY CONCEPT PARTNER AND THE SEABROOK SPRAYER PROJECT SEABROOK SQUARE EXCITES US BECAUSE OUR COMMUNITY IS AT THE CORE OF THIS PROJECT.

AND IT IS ALIGNED WITH OUR EFFORTS TO CREATE MEANINGFUL ENVIRONMENTS THROUGH ENGAGEMENT AND INTENTIONAL ARTS.

WE URGE YOUR SUPPORT IN THIS PROJECT.

THANK YOU, PAMELA OWENS.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND