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THE TIME IS SIX 19.

UM, AND, UH, WE ARE NOW ADJOURNING

[ Determination of Quorum / Meeting Called to Order]

THE JOINT MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND ZONING AND PLANNING COMMISSION HERE ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 2022.

UH, WE'LL DO A QUICK ROLL CALL.

I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND RUN THROUGH THE NAMES OF AT SOME CHANGES.

UH, JUST WHEN I SAY YOUR NAME, UM, JUST SAY HERE OR PRESENT, WHATEVER YOU PREFER.

UH, SO I'LL GO DOWN THE LIST HERE, STARTING OUT WITH COMMISSIONER CZAR HERE.

UH, I'M YOUR CHAIR? UH, TODD SHAW.

UH, WE HAVE COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER HERE, UH, COMMISSION OR COPS HERE, COMMISSIONER MOOSE TALLER HERE, COMMISSIONER SHEA, AND I HAVE, UM, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON AND, UH, LET'S SEE.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY FROM PLANNING COMMISSION.

THINK SO.

UM, AND WE MAY HAVE COMMISSIONER FLORES JOINING US LATER.

OH, COMMISSIONER ANDERSON HERE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OH, WE'RE DOING REALLY GOOD.

OKAY.

NOW FOR A ZONING, UH, PLANNING COMMISSION, WE'LL START WITH, UH, JUST AN ORDER.

I SEAT HERE, MR. GREENBERG.

OH, NOT HERE.

OKAY.

UH, COMMISSIONER SMITH.

OH, OKAY.

WE MISSED THAT.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER, UH, KIELBASA.

OKAY.

UH, AND WE HAVE CHAIR RAMIREZ HERE.

UM, COMMISSIONER DINKLER, UH, COMMISSIONER KOSTA PRESENTING, UH, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

ALL RIGHT.

AND WE HAVE COMMISSIONER KING, GO AHEAD AND UNMUTE.

YES.

THAT I'M HERE.

AND THAT WAS VICE CHAIR KIELBASA.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

UH, SO WHO ELSE DO WE HAVE? THAT'S SHOWING UP FROM THE I'M HERE.

HI, COMMISSIONER WOODY.

OKAY.

IT DOES THAT MAKE, UH, IS THAT YOUR, OKAY, SO THAT'S A, WE HAVE A PLANNING COMMISSION AND SOME OF YOU PLANNING, WE HAVE QUORUMS. UM, LET'S GO AHEAD.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMUNICATION TODAY.

UH, BUT WE'RE GOING TO START WITH A FEW WORDS.

UM, UM, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO, UH, COMMISSIONER DINKLER.

UH, THANK YOU, CHAIR SHAW.

I APPRECIATE YOU GIVING ME A MOMENT OF SPECIAL PRIVILEGE.

I WANTED TO SPEAK TODAY TO LET YOU KNOW THAT JACKIE GOODMAN, OUR LONGEST SERVING COUNCIL MEMBER, MAYOR PER TEM MEMBER OF BOTH THE PLANNING AND ZONING AND PLANNING COMMISSION LOST THE LOVE OF HER LIFE.

JACK GOODMAN LAST TUESDAY, JACK WAS A LEADER IN HIS OWN RIGHT, HAVING, UM, HAVING LED THE AUSTIN YOUTH RIVER, WATCH A PROGRAM THAT TRAINED CHILDREN ON HOW TO MONITOR WATER QUALITY.

HE WAS CHAIR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION.

HE WAS, UM, A, A LONG-TERM BOARD MEMBER OF THE SAVE BARTON CREEK ASSOCIATION.

AND HE WAS A 22 YEAR MEMBER OF THE BARTON CREEK EDWARDS AQUIFER CONSERVATION DISTRICT.

SOMETHING HE HELPED FIT FOUND BY WRITING IT THROUGH THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE.

I HOPE Y'ALL WILL GIVE HIM A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR QUALITY OF LIFE HERE IN AUSTIN.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UM, SO TONIGHT, UH, WE HAVE THREE BRIEFINGS FROM STAFF AND WE'LL HAVE Q AND A AFTER EACH BRIEFING.

UH, BUT WE'RE NOT TAKING ANY ACTION ON THESE ITEMS THIS EVENING.

UM, THE RULES, UH, FOR THE SEEDING THAT, UM, UH, LAID OUT ARE, UH, AFTER EACH PRESENTATION, WHICH WILL BE, WE'LL GIVE THE PRESENTERS 15 MINUTES.

UM, IF FOR SOME REASON THEY NEED TO GO A LITTLE FURTHER, UM, I'LL ASK, SEE IF YOU ALL WILL BE OKAY WITH GIVING THEM MORE TIME THAT HOPEFULLY THEY CAN WRAP IT UP WITHIN 15 MINUTES, WE'LL THEN MOVE TO 15, UH, GIVING Q

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AND A TO 15 COMMISSIONERS.

AND WE'LL GO AHEAD SINCE WE HAVE, UM, UH, DON'T HAVE THAT MANY, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND JUST, UH, MAX IT OUT.

UM, EACH OF US, UH, CAN ASK A QUESTION AND LIMIT IT TO FIVE MINUTES, UM, EACH, SO WE MAY NOT ALL HAVE QUESTIONS, BUT, UH, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND CHANGE IT FROM THREE TO FIVE.

SO DO I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE RULES FOR THIS EVENING AND THE TIMEFRAMES? OKAY.

SO IF STAFF IS READY, WE'LL JUST GO IN THE ORDER.

UM, THE FIRST BRIEFING WE HAVE IS

[1. Briefing regarding Project Connect – Anti-Displacement and Community Initiated Solutions Program Updates. Staff: Nefertitti Jackmon, Community Displacement Prevention Officer, 512-974-3196. Housing and Planning Department. Julie Smith, Community Engagement Specialist, 512-974-9342 Housing and Planning Department.]

BRIEFING REGARDING PROJECT CONNECT ANTI-DISPLACEMENT AND COMMUNITY INITIATED SOLUTIONS PROGRAM.

AND, UH, THE STAFF WE HAVE OR NEF, NEFERTITI, JACKMAN, UH, COMMUNITY DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION OFFICER, AND ALSO HAVE LISTENED TO YOUR JULIE SMITH FROM COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALISTS FROM THE HOUSING, BOTH FROM THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

UM, WHO'S GOING TO START THAT EVENING, UH, COMMISSIONER.

UH, MY NAME IS NEFFER TD JACKMAN.

I SERVICE A COMMUNITY DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION OFFICER I'LL GET US STARTED, UH, THIS EVENING, JULIE SMITH, OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IS ALSO, UM, AVAILABLE.

SHOULD THERE BE ANY QUESTIONS? SO, UH, BRIEFLY WE INITIALLY SENT THE JUST, UH, EMAIL NOTICE TO SEE IF THE COMMISSION WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE AN UPDATE ON THE COMMUNITY INITIATED SOLUTIONS.

THIS WAS PRIOR TO THE LAUNCH, OR AS, UH, WE HAD OPENED THE SOLICITATION, THE COMMUNITY INITIATED SOLUTIONS IS THE $20 MILLION ALLOCATION BY CITY COUNCIL, UM, RELATED TO THE DISPLACEMENT OF PREVENTION SOLUTIONS THAT ARE COMMUNITY DRIVEN.

UH, THIS WAS BORN OUT OF THE WORK OF, UH, THE EQUITY TOOL, WHICH WAS PART OF A CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS SPECIFIC TO PROJECT CONNECT.

AND THIS IS HOW THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN INFORMED, BOTH THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

UM, AND THE GOAL WAS TO, UH, OBTAIN COMMUNITY-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS SOME OF OUR MOST PRESSING DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION.

UM, OUR DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES SPECIFIC TO TRANSIT INDUCE, UH, DISPLACEMENT AT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND BRIEFLY, I'LL GO OVER AND SHARE WITH YOU THE INVESTMENTS, UH, THE TIMELINE IN TERMS OF WHERE WE ARE, UH, THE BUDGET THAT WAS ALLOCATED FOR THE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT, UH, INVESTMENTS, AND THEN ALSO I'LL COVER THE FUNDING PRIORITIES, THE FUNDING TERM, AND THEN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THAT ORGANIZATIONS WERE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FOR THE AMOUNT THAT THEY, UH, COULD APPLY FOR.

I'LL BRIEFLY TOUCH ON THE EQUITY FRAMEWORK THAT HAS INFORMED THIS AS WELL AS THE OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT, AND THEN BRIEFLY HIGHLIGHT THE APPLICATION AND THE REVIEW PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, UM, AS MANY OF, YOU KNOW, UH, BUT $300 MILLION WAS A HISTORIC INVESTMENT BY, UH, THE CITY OF AUSTIN BOULDERS.

UH, IT WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST INVESTMENTS TO DATE, UH, BY ANY CITY TO ADDRESS, UH, ANTI-DISPLACEMENT SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO, UH, TRANSIT, UH, INVESTMENTS, UNDERSTANDING THAT HISTORICALLY, UH, TRANSIT INVESTMENTS HAVE OFTEN CALLS, UH, DISPLACEMENT, ESPECIALLY FOR BLACK AND COMMUNITIES AND LOW INCOME RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN TOOK A VERY BOLD STEP AND CALLING FOR $300 MILLION TO BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS.

AND SO THIS IS WHAT I'LL SHARE WITH YOU THIS EVENING.

UM, AND THE GOAL IS TO REALLY HELP, TO, UM, PREVENT THE DISPLACEMENTS OF HOUSEHOLDS SPECIFIC TO TRANSIT AND DO, UH, DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES AND REALLY CREATING LOOK AT AT WHAT CAN WE DO IN THE SHORT TERM, UH, TO ADDRESS DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES.

AND THIS IS REALLY WHAT THESE FUNDS DO.

WE UNDERSTAND THAT HOUSING AND HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IS ONE WAY TO ADDRESS THE, UH, DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES, BUT THESE FUNDS PROVIDE IMMEDIATE RELIEF OR MORE, UM, UM, AND THE, THOSE ARE FOR LONG-TERM, I SHOULD SAY.

AND SO THIS IS A SHORT TERM SOLUTIONS TO BEGIN TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES THAT HOUSEHOLDS ARE FEELING, UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND

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HERE YOU HAVE THE INVESTMENT TIMELINE.

THERE WILL BE $300 MILLION INVESTED OVER A 13 YEAR PERIOD OF FOR THE FIRST THREE YEARS OF THE CITY IS INVESTING A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS.

SO, UH, WHAT WE ALLOCATED OR WHAT WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF ALLOCATING IS $65 MILLION THAT WAS MADE AVAILABLE IN FISCAL, UH, YEARS OF 2021 AND 2122.

AND SO, UH, WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF GOING THROUGH STAGES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TO HELP INFORM HOW THE $35 MILLION WILL BE SPENT.

AND IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS OF FOUR, THROUGH 13, $20 MILLION WILL BE ALLOCATED TO ADDRESS DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND SO IN ADDITION TO THE COMMUNITY INITIATED SOLUTIONS TO $20 MILLION THAT, UH, I WILL BE SPEAKING ABOUT TONIGHT, UH, THERE WAS ALSO AN ALLOCATION OF 23 MILLION FOR LAND ACQUISITION AND THEN $21 MILLION FOR LAND DEVELOPMENT, UM, INCLUDING, UH, OUR RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE AND OWNERSHIP, HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE.

THE $23 MILLION IN LAND ACQUISITION ALSO INCLUDED APPROXIMATELY $8 MILLION FOR LAND ACQUISITION, UH, BY, UH, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UH, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, UH, CORPORATIONS, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE COMMUNITY INITIATED SOLUTIONS, UH, AND ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE CALL IT THAT IS, UH, THAT'S WHAT THE EQUITY TOOL THAT WE DEVELOPED, UH, WAS ASKING FOR.

THEY WERE ASKING FOR A CALL FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, UNDERSTANDING THAT COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND PEOPLE WHO ARE CLOSEST TO THE PROBLEMS OFTEN HAVE THE SOLUTIONS IN TERMS OF HOW TO ADDRESS THEIR NEEDS.

SO THIS IS A VERY DIFFERENT APPROACH.

IT'S A MORE BOTTOM UP APPROACH TAKING, UM, YOU KNOW, DIRECTION FROM, UM, THE COMMUNITY OR GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS TO ADDRESS SOME OF OUR, OF THE CHALLENGES.

AND WE SAW, UH, THROUGH THE PROCESS AFTER REVIEWING THE APPLICATIONS THAT CAME IN, YOU SEE VERY INTENTIONAL PROGRAM DESIGNS OF, WITH THE SOLUTIONS AND APPLICATION PROPOSALS THAT CAME IN.

SO $20 MILLION WAS MADE AVAILABLE IN THREE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES, BOTH TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF RENTERS, UH, ALSO THE EXPANSION AND PRESERVATION OF HOME OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, AND OTHER ANTI-DISPLACEMENT STRATEGIES THAT MIGHT NOT HAVE NEATLY FIT INTO ANY OF THE OTHER TWO CATEGORIES, INCLUDING ECONOMIC MOBILITY OPPORTUNITIES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE FUNDING TERM, UM, FOR THESE CONTRACTS FOR THE $20, UH, IS, COULD REQUEST FUNDING UP TO THREE YEARS.

THE MINIMUM AWARD AMOUNT WAS $250,000, AND WE ANTICIPATED THIS.

UM, I SHOULD HAVE UPDATED THIS SLIDE.

WE HAD ANTICIPATED AWARDING UP TO 15 APPLICATIONS FOR THE $20 MILLION, UH, BUT WE WILL, UH, IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL BE MOVING FORWARD, UH, WITH A RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL, TO AWARD, UH, 16 ORGANIZATIONS OF THE $20 MILLION IN FUNDING.

NEXT SLIDE, UM, FOR ELIGIBILITY, UH, ORGANIZATIONS HAD TO BE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS OF WHO APPLIED OUR 5 0 1, UH, ORGANIZATIONS THAT APPLY FOR, UH, THE FUNDING.

WE ALSO WERE LOOKING FOR PARTNERSHIPS, BUT ONE OF THE, IN THAT PARTNERSHIP, AT LEAST ONE ORGANIZATION HAD TO BE A NONPROFIT ENTITY.

AND THE GOAL WAS TO, UM, ANOTHER REQUIREMENT IS THAT THE FUNDS HAD TO SERVE HOUSEHOLDS LIVING WITHIN ONE MILE OF A PROJECT CONNECT STATION OR ALIGN IN COMMUNITIES.

THERE'S ALSO A GEOGRAPHIC CRITERIA, UM, THAT WERE EXPERIENCING EITHER VULNERABLE, ACTIVE, OR CHRONIC DISPLACEMENT RISK.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE USE THE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT MAPS AND DASHBOARD TO IDENTIFY THE VARIOUS, UH, NEIGHBORHOODS AND THEIR, UH, LEVELS OF, UH, DISPLACEMENT RISK.

UH, AGAIN, THERE WAS VULNERABLE, CHRONIC AND ACTIVE, RIGHT? AND SO THESE MAPS MADE AVAILABLE TO EACH OF THE APPLICANTS.

AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, THESE MAPS WERE UPDATED FROM THE UPROOT OF REPORTS.

AND SO WE'VE CONSTANTLY,

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UM, WE'VE BEEN UPDATING THOSE AND THEN WE'VE SORT OF SIMPLIFIED THE CATEGORIES TO MAKE THEM EASIER.

HOPEFULLY SIMPLIFYING THEM A LITTLE BIT.

SO ORGANIZATIONS COULD LOOK AT THESE DASHBOARDS TO IDENTIFY UNDERSTANDING NUMBER ONE, WHERE THEIR GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS WAS, AND THEN MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE PROVIDING SOLUTIONS THAT ADDRESS THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF NEED FOR COMMUNITIES.

SO FROM THESE, UM, DASHBOARD AND THESE MAPS, YOU CAN ZONE IN AND SEE IF YOU HAD HOW MANY RENTERS, UH, YOU'RE DEALING WITH.

UH, YOU COULD LOOK AT THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THESE, UH, CERTAIN AREAS, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, AND SEE THEIR, UH, VULNERABILITY TO DISPLACEMENT BASED UPON THE FIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF DISPLACEMENT, AS OUTLINED IN THE UPPER ROUTE OF REPORTER DEFINED BY THE UPROOTED REPORT.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS ARE DESIGNING SOLUTIONS THAT ARE SPECIFIC TO THE NAME NEIGHBORHOODS AND AREAS THAT THEY ARE SAYING THAT THEY WOULD SERVE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE USE, OR WE BEGAN WITH THE EQUITY FRAMEWORK, UH, IN THE CONTRACT WITH THE FOLDERS.

ONE OF THE THINGS, UH, THAT IT CALLED FOR WAS THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EQUITY TOOL.

AND THIS EQUITY TOOL REALLY HELPED TO INFORM AND ESTABLISH THE PRIORITY PLACES WHERE WE WOULD DIRECT AND FOCUS THE INVESTMENTS AS, AS WELL AS THE PRIORITY.

PEOPLE LIKE WHO, UM, SHOULD BE TARGETED TO RECEIVE THESE FUNDS AND THEN ALSO THE PRIORITY PURPOSES.

AND SO THE THREE BUDGET OR, YEAH, THE BUDGET PRIORITIES, UH, FOR FISCAL YEAR, THE FIRST TWO FISCAL YEARS, UH, CAME FROM THE EQUITY TOOL.

WE WORK WITH, UH, COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO DEVELOP THE TOOL, AS WELL AS, UH, CONSULTANTS, UH, AND A VARIETY OF CITY OF AUSTIN STAFF, INCLUDING THE EQUITY OFFICE, UH, THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT, AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, AND THE OFFICE OF INNOVATION AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, ALL OF THESE ENTITIES AND OVER 30 CAPITALISTS PARTICIPATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EQUITY TOOL.

THE EQUITY TOOL FRAMEWORK WAS USED TO INFORM BOTH THE APPLICATION AND THE REVIEW PROCESS.

AND SO WE HAD COMMUNITY EVALUATORS WHO HELPED TO SCORE AND RANK THE APPLICATIONS THAT WE RECEIVE.

AND THEN THESE ORD AND RANKED APPLICATIONS WERE SENT TO THE COMMUNITY, THE PROJECT CONNECT COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AND THEN THEY ALSO, WHAT, WHAT THEY DID, THEY, UM, ALLOCATED FUNDING OR APPLICATION PRIORITIES BASED ON GEOGRAPHY.

AND THEN ALSO LOOKING AT THE THREE CATEGORIES OF ME, MAKING SURE THAT WE HAD, UM, UH, PROGRAMS THAT WERE DEPLOYED IN THE RIGHT GEOGRAPHIES AND WHAT THE RIGHT SOLUTIONS BASED ON THOSE FRANKED APPLICATIONS.

UH, THIS RESULTED IN 16 STRONG PROPOSALS, UH, WITH COMMUNITY CENTERED SOLUTIONS THAT WILL BE DEPLOYED TO ADDRESS DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION.

I THINK THIS IS VERY HISTORIC OR ANY CITY, BUT ESPECIALLY FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UM, THERE'S NO OTHER WAY THAT I COULD SEE US DEPLOYING 16 ORGANIZATIONS, UH, DOING WORK WITH $20 MILLION, UH, AS A RESOURCE TO ADDRESS DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES.

AND THIS WILL BE A CURRENT IN THE, UM, NEXT YEAR.

SO, UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE HAD A LOT OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, INCLUDING FIVE MEET AND GREET SESSIONS.

WE HAD A PRESS RELEASE AND CONFERENCE OVER 220, UH, EMAILS WERE SENT TO, UH, 220 ORGANIZATIONS.

I'M SORRY, RECEIVED, UH, EMAILS TO INFORM THEM ABOUT THE SOLICITATION AND NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABLE.

AND SO WE, WE REALLY WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO HOLD, UM, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOPS SO THAT THEY COULD COME IN, ASK QUESTIONS AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY WERE INFORMED AND UNDERSTOOD.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS REALLY WANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD STRONG APPLICATIONS AND THAT WE COULD BE A RESOURCE.

AND WE MEANING THE CITY OF AUSTIN'S HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT STAFF TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT ORGANIZATIONS MIGHT HAVE.

NEXT SLIDE, UH, THE APPLICATIONS WE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FROM JUNE 13TH THROUGH UNTIL JUNE 27 AND THE, AGAIN, THE APPLICATION CRITERIA WAS,

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UH, PULLED FROM THE, NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US REPORT AND TOOL.

AND WE HAD OVER $54 MILLION IN REQUESTS FOR THE LIMITED, UM, FOR THE $20 MILLION THAT WAS AVAILABLE.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AND FOR THE REVIEW PROCESS, UM, IT INVOLVES MULTIPLE STEPS BY DIFFERENT GROUPS, CITY STAFF, UH, REVIEWED FIRST REVIEW THE APPLICATIONS TO BE SCREENED, UH, TO ENSURE THAT THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS WERE MET, MAKING SURE ORGANIZATIONS SUBMITTED FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS AS REQUESTED, UH, STAFF DOCUMENTS AND BUDGETS, ET CETERA.

AND THEN AFTER THAT, THE CON THERE WAS A COMMUNITY EVALUATION PANEL, UM, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, UM, AND IT WAS A WIDE RANGE OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS, UH, BOTH PRACTITIONERS, ACADEMICS AND, UH, HOUSEHOLDS AND INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE, UH, WITH LIVED EXPERIENCE AND MOST IMPACTED BY DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES SERVED ON THREE DIFFERENT PANELS TO REVIEW AND SCORE THE PROPOSALS.

AND, UM, THEN THE FI FINALLY THOSE LISTS THE LIST OF, UH, SCORED AND RANKED APPLICATIONS WENT TO A REVIEW PANEL OF THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND WHAT THEY DID.

UM, THEY WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSIDERING THE BALANCES, UH, BETWEEN THE VARIOUS FUNDING CATEGORIES, THE THREE CATEGORIES THAT WE HAD, AND THEY, UM, HAVE SENT FORWARD THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS, WHICH WE WILL, UH, STAFF WILL SIN TO THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION BOARD FOR FINAL APPROVAL, UH, FOR THEIR SEPTEMBER 29TH MEETING.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THIS IS JUST AN OVERVIEW OF, UM, THE 88 APPLICATIONS THAT WE RECEIVE, UH, RECEIVE 25 EVALUATORS, UH, WERE SELECTED IN THIS, PROVIDES DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION ON WHO THE EVALUATORS WERE NEXT SLIDE.

AND, UH, YOU'LL SEE, RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN THE FINAL STAGE OF, OF ISSUING THE AWARDS OR ANNOUNCING THE AWARDS AS A SHARED, WE WILL, WE HAVE SUBMITTED THE INFORMATION AND WE'LL, WE'LL PRESENT TO THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION BOARD, UH, CITY COUNCIL ON SEPTEMBER 22ND.

AND WE ANTICIPATE AFTER, UM, THAT APPROVAL OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WERE APPROVED FOR FUNDING, UH, FUNDS WILL BEGIN TO BE DISPERSED.

UH, YOU KNOW, I ANTICIPATED IN WHERE FROM THE FALL 2022 THROUGH WINTER, UM, 20, 23, OR I SHOULD SAY THE SPRING, IT, I GUESS IT WAS SORTA BE SPRING SO EARLY JANUARY, FEBRUARY.

SO IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME A FEW MONTHS OR A COUPLE OF MONTHS FOR US TO GET THE CONTRACTS ALL IN PLACE FOR THE 16 ORGANIZATIONS, BUT WE'LL BE STARTING THAT PROCESS AND I BELIEVE THAT'S IT.

OH, OKAY.

UM, DO YOU NEED ANY MORE TIME OR IS THAT THE, OKAY, THANK YOU.

GOOD TIMING.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, SO NOW, UH, WE'LL RUN THROUGH EACH, UH, EACH COMMISSIONER HERE HAS, UH, FIVE MINUTES FOR QUESTIONS.

SO WHO WANTS TO KICK US OFF THIS EVENING? ANY QUESTIONS? UH, COMMISSIONER MOOSE TODDLER.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION EVENING.

UH, APPRECIATE THE INFORMATION.

I I'M, I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS I'LL TRY AND MOVE THROUGH THEM.

UH, KIND OF QUICKLY.

ONE OF MY QUESTIONS IS HAVE WE LOOKED AT, AND DO WE HAVE DOCUMENTATION, UH, RECORD OF THE NUMBER OF HOMES THAT ARE DIRECTLY IN LINE THAT SO THAT WE HAVE AN ACCOUNTING OF WHO WE KNOW IS IN THE PROPERTY LINES AND WHAT PROPERTIES ARE IN THOSE LINES THAT ARE GOING TO BE DISPLACED AS THE PROJECT IS? YEAH, SO A LOT OF THAT WORK IS TAKING PLACE WITH ALLSTON TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.

AND SO, UM, SOME OF THE BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN HOMES AND WE DO PARTICIPATE IN SOME OF THE REVIEW PROCESSES SORT OF LOOKING AT THOSE THINGS, BUT THAT IS INFORMATION THAT WOULD BE, UH, YES, SPECIFIC TO ALLSTON TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP.

AND THEY COULD, YES.

UM, BECAUSE I WOULD SAY SOME, OF COURSE, NOT ALL AT THIS TIME AS THE LINES WERE BEING BUILT OUT.

YEAH.

AS, AS I THINK ABOUT THE APPROACH TO THE PROJECT IN MY MIND, THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY THAT I CAN THINK

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OF ARE THE ACTUAL PROPERTIES THAT ARE GOING TO BE ACQUIRED AND DISPLACED.

AND, UH, THOSE PROPERTY OWNERS, BECAUSE AS THAT UNFOLDS, YOU KNOW, FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS, THEY'RE GOING TO GET TRAPPED VERY QUICKLY WITH THEIR LAND, NOT BEING DEVALUED.

AND I WORRY A LOT ABOUT RENTERS AND OWNERS THAT ARE RIGHT IN THAT LINE AND GETTING, UM, HELP OUT TO THEM AS PRIORITY ONE.

UM, AND SO, AND I ALSO THINK ABOUT IN TERMS OF AWARDING CONTRACTS TO THESE ORGANIZATIONS, IF WE HAVEN'T IDENTIFIED THE SPECIFIC PROPERTY OWNERS AND ADDRESSES OF PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE ADDRESSED, THEN I'M NOT SURE WE'RE CLEARLY DEFINING WHAT OUR NEEDS ARE FROM THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE'RE GOING TO.

WE'RE ABOUT TO GIVE LOTS OF MONEY TO, SO THAT'S STUFF THAT I WOULD WANT TO, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S COMING FROM AUSTIN OR HOW THAT PROCESS IS SUPPOSED TO GO, BUT THAT WAS JUST ONE OF THE THOUGHTS I HAD IS, YOU KNOW, IF, IF MY HOME, IF MY APARTMENT THAT I'M RENTING IS RIGHT DOWN THIS LINE AND I GOT TO FIND A NEW PLACE I'M PRETTY NERVOUS.

YEAH.

SO SOME OF THAT'S THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING BOTH THROUGH THE ETOP PROCESS AND THEN ALSO THROUGH THESE GRANTS.

SO WE'RE VERY SPECIFIC IN TERMS OF WHERE THE FUNDS WILL BE DEPLOYED.

UH, GENERALLY, I MEAN, THERE'S, THIS IS, UH, UM, WILL FOLLOW ALL FEDERAL GUIDELINES AND THERE IS ASSISTANCE FOR, UH, HOMEOWNERS WHO WILL BE AT RISK OF LOSING THEIR PROPERTIES, UH, DUE TO, UH, UH, TAIKI FOR THE NEED OF COMPLETING THE PROJECT.

SO A THROUGH M U R A GUIDELINES AND SH I KNOW UNIFORM RELOCATION ACT, UH, THERE, THERE ARE STANDARD PROCEDURES FOR HOW LAND ACQUISITION AND COMPENSATION WILL BE HANDLED.

UM, AND I WILL JUST BE CLEAR THAT THE FUNDS FOR ANTI-DISPLACEMENT, UH, PROVIDED BY THE CITY, THROUGH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, IT EASE FOR LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS.

IT IS NOT FOR ALL HOUSEHOLDS AND IT IS NOT NECESSARILY FOR BUSINESSES.

AND SO THIS IS HISTORICALLY WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IS THAT LOW INCOME RESIDENTS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO WITHSTAND THE DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES AS, UM, OTHER HOMEOWNERS, BUT THIS IS GONE.

THESE ARE ALL OF THE DECISIONS THAT ATP STAFF, CITY OF AUSTIN STAFF, UH, WHO ARE WORKING ON THIS AS WELL AS CAP METRO ARE LOOKING AT AND MEASURING AND TRYING TO UNDERSTAND AND WEIGH THE, YOU KNOW, I'VE ONLY GOT FIVE MINUTES.

SO I DO WANT TO KEEP US MOVING ALONG.

WHEN WILL WE KNOW HOW MANY HOMEOWNERS, RENTERS, TENANTS, HOW MANY PROPERTIES WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AND HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE LITERALLY DISPLACED RIGHT OUT OF THEIR PROPERTIES, WHETHER THEY RENT OR WHETHER THEY OWN YES, AGAIN, THAT IS INFORMATION THAT, UH, WOULD BE COMING FORWARD AND WOULD BE SHARED FROM ATP AND NOT FROM, UM, DO WE KNOW WHEN THAT INFORMATION IS SUPPOSED TO COME FORWARD? OR IS THERE BEEN A SCHEDULE FOR THAT OR THIS THANK YOU COMMISSIONER, MUCH TALLER, JUST LET YOU KNOW.

SO THE DESIGN PROCESS IS STILL UNDERWAY.

SO BY SPRING, THE IDEA IS THAT WE WILL HAVE A CLEAR IDEA FOR THE ALIGNMENTS AND STATIONARY IS SO WE WOULD KNOW WHICH PROPERTIES WILL BE IMPACTED AFTER THAT.

THEY WILL START THE PROCESS OF WORKING WITH THOSE PROPERTY OWNERS, BOTH COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL.

AND SO JUST TO BE CLEAR THAT EVERYONE WHO IS GOING TO BE DIRECTLY DISPLACED UNDER THE UNIFORM RELOCATION ACT, THE FEDERAL GUIDELINES UNDER THE FUNDING THAT COMES FROM PROJECT CONNECT FOR THE ACTUAL TRANS INFRASTRUCTURE, ALL OF THOSE BUSINESSES, HOMEOWNERS, TENANTS, AND COMMERCIAL TENANTS WILL ACTUALLY GET ASSISTANCE SO THAT ALL WILL WORK THROUGH THIS.

AND THIS FUNDING IS DEDICATED TO THE TRANSIT INDUCE DISPLACEMENT.

OKAY.

DO WE, AND THEN MY OTHER QUESTION WAS MORE AS WE'RE LOOKING AT THE ACTUAL, HEY, REAL QUICK.

UH, WE'RE AT A TIME, BUT I WILL, I, IF THERE'S MORE TIME AT THE END, I'LL, I'LL RETURN BACK TO YOU IF THAT'S OKAY.

OKAY.

UM, ALRIGHT.

COMMITTERS WITH QUESTIONS.

UH, OH, YES.

COMMISSIONER KING.

WELL, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO CLARIFY, UH, UH, YOU KNOW, OF ALL, I UNDERSTAND THIS IS A MONUMENTAL TASK.

I MEAN, WE ARE, THE LAST I RECALL IS THE CITY INNOVATION OFFICE ESTIMATED ABOUT 250, 2000 PEOPLE AT RISK OF DISPLACEMENT.

MOST OF THOSE ARE LONG TRANSIT QUARTERS WHERE DEVELOPMENT IS OCCURRING.

AND SO I UNDERSTAND THIS IS A MONUMENTAL TASK WITH $300 MILLION.

IT'S REALLY A DROP IN THE BUCKET FOR

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WHAT YOU NEED.

AND I UNDERSTAND THAT.

SO, BUT I DO APPRECIATE WHAT YOU'RE, YOU'RE DOING HERE AND WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO.

IT'S ALMOST THE, YOU KNOW, UH, YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S, IT'S A VERY CHALLENGING TASK THAT YOU HAVE, BUT THE $300 MILLION IS THAT JUST FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES, PERIOD, ALONG TRANSIT CORRIDORS.

AND THAT'S IT, PERIOD, UH, KEEP IN MIND TRANSIT CORRIDORS, BUT THAT THERE'S TWO THINGS, UH, THE TRANSIT CORRIDORS, AND THEN ALSO IT ALSO HAS TO BE IDENTIFIED IN A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT IS FACING A CERTAIN LEVEL OF DISPLACEMENT RISK.

SO EITHER VULNERABLE OR, OR, UM, VULNERABLE CHRONIC.

YES, THAT'S VERY GOOD.

AND, YOU KNOW, ALSO I UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 60% MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME, YOU KNOW, IN WEST AUSTIN VERSUS IN EAST AUSTIN, THERE'S A DIFFERENCE THERE, A BIG DIFFERENCE.

AND SO ARE YOU ABLE TO SAY THAT WE'RE LOW INCOME FAMILIES? ARE YOU ABLE TO ADJUST THAT LOW INCOME SETTING IN EAST AUSTIN TO, UH, TO, TO REALLY GET TO THE VERY LOW INCOME FAMILIES THERE AND, AND, AND PRIORITIZE THOSE FAMILIES IN THE TRANSIT QUARTERS THERE, ARE YOU ABLE TO DO THAT? SO ONE OF THE THINGS, AND AGAIN, SO THERE THERE'S, SO THERE'S THE INCOME, THE INCOME ELIGIBILITY, WHICH ARE ALSO ESTABLISHED, UH, FEDERAL GUIDELINES.

SO WE DON'T NECESSARILY CHANGE THOSE, RIGHT.

IT IS SPECIFIC TO OUR, UH, MSA, BUT YOU'RE ALSO LOOKING AT DISPLACEMENT RISK AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO SEE THE SAME LEVEL OF DISPLACEMENT RISKS.

SO EVEN THOUGH YOU MIGHT HAVE LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS IN WEST AUSTIN, IF WE, IF THEY'RE NOT NUMBER ONE, THE TRANSIT CORRIDORS THAT ARE COMING, AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS WITH THE THREE DISPLACEMENT RISK, THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE MONEY GOING TO THAT.

SO THOSE THERE'S, THERE'S ALL THESE DIFFERENT PIECES THAT WE HAVE TO CONSIDER WHEN DEPLOYING THE DOLLARS.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THIS HEAD ON AND, AND I, AND I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE EVERY DOLLAR THAT YOU NEED, AND I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR MORE MONEY FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

THANK YOU.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT, UH, WE HAD COMMISSIONER KOSTA.

THANK YOU.

AND I APOLOGIZE IF THIS HAS BEEN ANSWERED, BUT I JUST WANTED TO KNOW FOR ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS THAT'S FOR EXISTING RESIDENTS.

AND I WANTED TO CLARIFY IS THAT EXISTING RESIDENTS, AS OF WHEN THEY APPLY, WHEN NON-PROFITS APPLIED FOR THOSE FUNDS EXISTING RESIDENTS, WHEN DOLLARS ARE DEPLOYED, UM, I'M JUST CURIOUS, CAUSE YOU KNOW, THE, THE IS OVER THE NEXT 13 YEARS.

SO IF ANY, IS, IF PEOPLE ARE DISPLACED DURING THAT TIMELINE, ARE THEY STILL ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FUNDS? IF THE PROJECT HAS A DESIRE TO DO AN ELEMENT OF RIGHT TO RETURN? IS THAT INELIGIBLE THEN? UM, I GUESS I'M JUST CURIOUS THAT THE TIMELINE FOR WHAT, WHEN IS, WHEN ARE WE SAYING EXISTING RESIDENTS? SO EXISTING RESIDENTS WOULD BE AT THE TIME FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE AND RESIDENTS APPLY, UH, FOR FUNDS OF COURSE, PROGRAMS LIKE THE RIGHT TO RETURN.

THOSE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT CRITERIA.

SO A PROGRAM LIKE THAT, IT, IT'S NOT GOING TO BE THE SAME AS YOU WOULD SEE FOR THESE FUNDS, RIGHT? BECAUSE THIS IS ALLOWING PREFERENCE POLICY FUNDS, UH, WHICH IS WHAT WE CALL IT HERE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON.

IT DOES HAVE A PERIOD.

I BELIEVE IT WAS, UH, PREVIOUSLY LIKE THE PAST 25 YEARS OF THAT RESIDENTS COULD LOOK AT, BUT THAT IS CURRENTLY SEPARATE.

IT'S A DISPLACEMENT, UH, PREVENTION STRATEGY, IF YOU WILL, IT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO RETURN, BUT IT IS NOT.

UM, AND WE ARE INCORPORATING THAT IN SOME OF THE ROLLED TO AN OLDER APPLICATION PROCESSES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

DID THAT ANSWER THAT FOR YOU CAESAR? IT DID.

AND AGAIN, JUST TO CLARIFY, SO THAT'S EXISTING RESIDENTS AT TIME OF APPLICATION OR WHEN FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE AS THE FIRST PART OF THAT.

YES.

FOR SPECIFICALLY FOR THE COMMUNITY INITIATED SOLUTIONS, JUST TO BE CLEAR.

GOT IT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

UH, COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER, UH, THANKS FOR THE PRESENTATION.

UH, I, I WONDERED DID CITY COUNCIL, UH, SET MEASURES FOR HOW WE'RE GOING TO JUDGE THE SUCCESS OF THE EFFORT AND, UH, IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY, UH, I GUESS GENERALLY, HOW ARE WE GOING TO ASSESS WHETHER THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL AND WHETHER, UM, WHETHER THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING MONEY HAVE DELIVERED THAT THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BE MOST EFFECTIVE AND, AND FIGHTING DISPLACEMENT? SURE.

SO WE ARE CITY COUNCIL DID NOT

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NECESSARILY, UM, UM, SET MEASURES OR METRICS TO MEASURE THE SUCCESS, BUT OUR TEAM, UH, WE ARE WORKING HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT STAFF.

UH, WE ARE WORKING ON CREATING, UH, BOTH THE DASHBOARDS SO THAT WE CAN REPORT WHERE THE DOLLARS OR THE INVESTMENTS ARE BEING DEPLOYED TO SEE IF WE'RE BEING SUCCESSFUL.

UH, WE ARE ALSO, UM, CONTRACT AND WE HAVE A NEW SOLICITATION THAT WILL BE GOING OUT VERY SOON TO HAVE CONSULTANTS WORK WITH THE 16 VENDORS TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE EFFECTIVE DEPLOYING THE DOLLARS, MAKING SURE IF THERE'S ASSISTANCE THAT THEY NEED WITH, UH, SETTING UP, UH, THERE MAY, UH, METRICS TO MEASURE THEIR IMPACT.

AND THEN ALSO AS A PART OF THE CONTRACTING PROCESS, UH, BECAUSE EACH APPLICATION IS DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE AND THEY'RE DELIVERING SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT.

WE HAVE TO WORK WITH EACH VENDOR TO SET UP THE METRICS AS WE DO WITH ALL OF OUR CONTRACTS TO, TO DETERMINE WHAT WILL BE THE METRICS OF SUCCESS, LIKE WHAT ARE THE CLEAR DELIVERABLES AND GUIDELINES THAT WE SHOULD HOPE TO ACHIEVE.

THANKS.

UM, SO I UNDERSTAND, UH, YOU KNOW, SOMEBODY GETS A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY AND THEY LAY OUT WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO WHEN WE MEASURE THEM AGAINST THAT.

THAT'S ALL GREAT.

I GUESS I WAS SORT OF ALSO WONDERING IF STEPPING BACK A COUPLE OF STEPS.

WHAT IS THE, DO WE HAVE LIKE OUR, UM, A PRIORITY LIST OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE IS THIS IS THING, NUMBER ONE, LIKE MEASURING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT DISPLACED.

AND THEN WHAT'S THING, NUMBER TWO, AND WHAT'S THING, NUMBER THREE.

IT'S IF WE'VE GOT THAT.

UH, YES, THERE WERE SOME GOALS.

I ACTUALLY, UH, I THINK, I DON'T KNOW IF I STILL HAVE THEM, UM, BUT IT'S, IT'S, IT'S SIMILAR TO SOME OF THE OTHER PROGRAMS, RIGHT.

AND YOU'RE CORRECT.

HOW MANY HOUSEHOLDS WERE ABLE TO REMAIN, UH, WITHIN THEIR HOMES, IF THERE ARE RENTERS, IF THEY, UH, DID NOT, UH, WERE ABLE TO PAY THEIR RENT AND STAY AS A RESULT OF, OF AS A RESULT OF THE INVESTMENTS THAT WERE MADE.

SO IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT, UM, THAN, YOU KNOW, BUILDING UNITS, RIGHT? THE HOUSES AND STUFF.

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT WHAT WILL BE THE BEST METRICS TO DETERMINE, UH, WHETHER OR NOT WE WERE SUCCESSFUL DEPLOYING OF THE DOLLARS AND KEEPING IN MIND, UH, WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE NUANCES OF WHY PEOPLE MOVE.

UM, AND IT'S NOT ALWAYS DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES, SO WE ARE HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND THOSE ARE THINGS THAT WE'RE CONSIDERING TO MAKE SURE WE UNDERSTAND AND CAN COMMUNICATE CLEARLY TO THE PUBLIC, UM, THE MEASURES THAT WE'RE USING AND HOW DO WE HELP THE ORGANIZATIONS IDENTIFY, UH, WHAT ARE EFFECTIVE, UH, TOOLS OR MEASUREMENTS OF THEIR SUCCESS.

SO WE'RE HAVING THOSE DISCUSSIONS NOW.

THANKS.

UH, THAT'D BE REALLY INTERESTING TO SEE, UM, WHAT RESULTS FROM THAT, UH, DO YOU, AS YOU'RE LOOKING DOWN THE PIKE, WHEN, YOU KNOW, WE'RE, WHEN WE'RE ACTUALLY BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE AND, YOU KNOW, THE VALUE OF PROPERTIES ARE GOING UP AND PEOPLE ARE SELLING THEIR MARKET RATE, APARTMENT COMPLEXES AND PEOPLE ARE GETTING DISPLACED.

UM, ARE YOU SORT OF SEEING THE INVESTMENTS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE MAKING FIVE YEARS FROM NOW, OR 10 YEARS FROM NOW IN A DIFFERENT WAY FROM WHAT WE'VE GOT NOW? I MEAN, I'D LOVE TO, I'M SURE YOU CAN'T SAY, BUT I'D LOVE TO HEAR WHAT KINDS OF ORGANIZATIONS ARE GETTING THIS MANY.

ARE THEY HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS OR LIKE SORT OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OR EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS? UM, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU COULD JUST TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT.

I, UNFORTUNATELY I CAN'T RIGHT NOW, CAUSE WE'RE STILL IN THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS.

I I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AFTER, UH, COUNCIL HAS MET ON SEPTEMBER 29TH AND HAS HAD A CHANCE TO DELIBERATE AND MAKE THEIR DECISION.

AND THEN I'LL BE HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT THE PROCESS AND THE ORGANIZATIONS AND ALL THAT INFORMATION, UH, WILL ACTUALLY BECOME, UH, PUBLIC.

UH, VERY SOON AFTER THAT INFORMATION IS POSTED TO THE COUNCIL AGENDA.

I THINK, I THINK I JUST GOT A LITTLE TIME LEFT ON, WELL, WE'RE AT A TIME, THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU GUYS.

CAN'T HEAR THE BELL.

I APPRECIATE IT.

WE MAY HAVE TIME AT THE END THOUGH.

UH, ALL RIGHT.

WHO'S NEXT? UH, FISHERS WITH QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, I'M GOING TO WRAP IT BACK AROUND SINCE WE A LITTLE SHORTER, UM, I THINK COMMISSIONER MOOSE TODDLER, AND THEN COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER, IF YOU GUYS WANT

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TO, YOU HAVE, UH, SOME LAST QUESTIONS YOU WANT TO GET ANSWERED.

WE'LL GO AND GIVE YOU TIME.

AND TARA, I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION.

WHENEVER YOU'RE READY.

OH, GO AHEAD.

COMMISSIONER ANDERSON.

YOU START THIS.

UM, THANK YOU.

GREAT.

UH, HEY, MS. JACKMAN, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU'RE WORKING ON.

GREAT WORK.

UM, WHEN WE WERE WORKING ON REPLACING OUR 1984 LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, WE TALKED TO A LOT OF CONSULTANTS WHO WERE PRETTY CLEAR ON THE FACT THAT IF WE DON'T RE ENTITLE A LOT OF THE AREAS ON OUR MAJOR CORRIDORS, THAT WE'RE GOING TO PRETTY MUCH ENCOURAGE DISPLACEMENT.

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO ENCOURAGE DISPLACEMENT IN A GROWING CITY IS TO LIMIT NEW HOUSING SUPPLY, WHICH UNFORTUNATELY OUR OUTDATED CODE DOES.

SO WHAT TYPES OF THINGS MIGHT WE BE DOING RIGHT NOW, OR ARE YOU ABLE TO WORK ON, OR IS THE CITY WORKING ON TO GET BETTER ENTITLEMENTS ALONG THESE CORRIDORS? UM, I WILL SAY ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING NOW AND SOME PEOPLE, UH, MIGHT DISAGREE WITH THAT.

OUR FOCUS RIGHT NOW IS REALLY, UH, ADDRESSING THE DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES.

I WOULD SAY THOSE IMMEDIATE, WHAT I CALL CRISIS OF CHALLENGES THAT FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS ARE FACING.

SO THAT'S ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING, I THINK, UM, AND THAT HE IS DEVELOPING PROGRAMS AND DEPLOYING DOLLARS TO ASSIST FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS.

I THINK OUR CITY REALLY, UM, WE NEED TO BEGIN LOOKING AT SOME OF THE POLICIES, UM, UH, INCLUDING THE COLD, UH, IF WE'RE REALLY SEEKING TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM.

BUT, UH, WE'RE ALSO EXAMINING, UM, I KNOW SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I'LL JUST GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE, SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THAT WE HAVE, UM, THE TENANT RELOCATION ORDINANCE, AS AN EXAMPLE, UH, IS REALLY SPECIFIC TO ADDRESSING DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES, UH, WHERE YOU HAVE DEVELOPER, WHAT I WOULD CALL DEVELOPER INDUCED DISPLACEMENT, RIGHT? WHEN YOU KNOW, DEVELOPERS ARE TEARING DOWN, UM, A UNIT AND BUILDING MARKET RATE UNITS.

SO, UM, WE HAD HOPED TO, UH, FUND, UH, HAVE A DEVELOPER FUNDED PROGRAM SO THAT TENANTS CAN RECEIVE PROPER NOTIFICATION IN ADVANCE SO THAT THEY CAN PREPARE TO MOVE, UH, WITH PROPER NOTIFICATION AND SO FORTH.

IT'S STILL NOT A GOOD SOLUTION.

IT'S NOT A GOOD POLICY SOLUTION, BUT WE ARE NOT ABLE TO CHARGE DEVELOPERS OF FEE TO ADDRESS THAT.

SO THE CITY IS WORKING ON DEPLOYING A PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THAT, UH, SOME OF THE POLICIES THAT WE NEED TO DEVELOP, UH, WE'RE LOOKING AT THINGS LIKE THE SH SHORT TERM RENTALS, UM, LIKE AIRBNBS AND WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF, UH, AIRBNBS, UM, YOU KNOW, ON THE, UH, AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUPPLY HERE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON.

SO WE DO NEED TO ADDRESS MORE OF THE POLICIES, AND I THINK THAT'S MORE LONG-TERM AND THAT'S MORE SUSTAINABLE THAN PUTTING MONEY INTO WHAT I SEE IS, UH, IS NOT SUSTAINABLE IN TERMS OF HOW WE'RE ADDRESSING IT, BUT THAT IS NOT A CONSTELLATION OR ANSWER TO A FAMILY THAT IS FACING IMMEDIATE PRESSURE.

SO THE THING IS TO NUMBER ONE, ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF THE FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS, AND THEN ARE SOME OF OUR NEXT WORK AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND AREAS ARE WORKING ON SOME POLICIES OF ALSO THE DENSITY BONUS PROGRAM, RIGHT? SO THERE'S, THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE'RE TRYING AND WE NEED TO, UM, THERE'S MUCH MORE THAT WE CAN DO AS A CITY TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE POLICY CHALLENGES.

THANKS.

YEAH.

I KNOW THE STRATEGIC HOUSING BLUEPRINTS PRETTY CLEAR ON THE FACT THAT WE CAN'T JUST SUBSIDIZE OUR WAY OUT OF THIS MESS AND WE HAVE TO HAVE BETTER ZONING AND BETTER DENSITY BONUS PROGRAMS. THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UH, BEFORE WE WRAP IT BACK AROUND COMMISSIONERS, ARE, DID YOU HAVE A COMMENT QUESTION? I, I JUST WANT TO, IF I CAN TAKE MY SLOT, DO JUST EXPLAIN TO COMMISSIONER.

SO W WHAT THE PRESENTATION THAT WE'RE RECEIVING TODAY IS ONLY ONE PROGRAM OFF THE 200 MILLION.

SO I JUST WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR.

I THINK I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY TO EVERYONE HERE.

SO I SERVE AS CHAIR OF THE PROJECT CONNECT COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

SO I GUESS THAT'S WHY I'VE BEEN MORE AWARE OF WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING.

THERE'S THREE PIECES TO THIS ONE IS ANYONE WHO WILL BE DIRECTLY DISPLACED DUE TO INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT.

THEY WILL BE PROVIDED, UM, WHETHER THEY'RE A TENANT OR A HOMEOWNER, WHETHER THEY'RE COMMERCIAL OWNER, COMMERCIAL DENNETT, THEY WILL BE PROVIDED PROPER FUNDING FOR THE PROPERTY.

ALSO RELOCATION BENEFITS UNDER THE UNIFORM RELOCATION ACT THAT GIGGING IN AT THE TIME OF NEED, THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WILL NOT BE PROVIDED THAT FUNDING ARE UNDOCUMENTED AUSTINITES BECAUSE UNDER FEDERAL RULES AND GUIDELINES, THAT'S FORBIDDEN.

SO WE CANNOT USE THAT FUNDING FOR THAT PURPOSE, BUT EVERYONE ELSE WILL RECEIVE

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THAT FUNDING.

THEN WE GET THE 300 MILLION, WHICH ESSENTIALLY THE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT FUNDING.

AND SO FAR, WE HAVE THREE STREAMS OF THE FUNDING THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN, UM, SORT OF ARE ALREADY ON THEIR WAY.

ONE WAS THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BOTH OWNERSHIP AND RENTAL.

THIS IS UNDER OUR RHODA ORDER PROGRAMS. THE REQUIREMENT HERE IS THAT YOU HAVE TO BE WITHIN ONE MILE OF HIGH-CAPACITY TRANSIT, UNDER PROJECT CONNECT, AND YOU HAVE TO BE IN AN AREA THAT IS IDENTIFIED AS GENTRIFYING UNDER THE MAPS THAT AN FDD HAD SHARED.

SO THAT'S ONE PIECE.

THE SECOND PIECE OF THIS 200 MILLION WAS THE LAND ACQUISITION, BOTH A ADDED DISPLACEMENT ACQUISITION COMMUNITY WITH COMMUNITY ACQUISITION PROGRAM.

THE ADD CAP PROGRAM, WHICH WAS FOR LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS DO PURCHASE LAND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PURPOSES.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, THE AUSTIN REVITALIZATION AUTHORITY WAS ABLE TO PURCHASE SOME LAND NEAR THE GREEN LINE.

THE TERM, THE, AT THE OTHER PIECE OF ACQUISITION WAS ACTUALLY PRESERVATION OF MULTI-FAMILIES.

OUR CITY COUNCIL HAS ALREADY VOTED TO HAVE TWO PROPERTIES ALREADY PRESERVED.

SO THERE'S EXISTING MULTIFAMILY THAT WAS AFFORDABLE MARKET AFFORDABLE, AND WE'RE PRESERVING THOSE.

AND THEN THE THIRD PIECE OF THIS 300 MILLION IS THE COMMUNITY INITIATED SOLUTIONS PROGRAMS THAT NEVER DD HERE WAS MENTIONING.

SO THAT BRINGS US TO SORT OF THE SECOND ROUND OF THE PIECE, THE THIRD PIECE WILL BE LOOKING AT THE IMPACT THAT THIS MIGHT HAVE ON BUSINESSES ALONG THE CONSTRUCTION ZONES.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT AGAIN, WILL BE ONGOING AND WILL BE HANDLED, UM, NEXT YEAR AS WELL.

I THINK THE CONFUSION HERE IS NEVER DDS DEEM IS ONLY LOOKING AT THE COMMUNITY INITIATED SOLUTIONS.

OUR DEVELOPMENT THEME UNDER JAMIE MAY IS LOOKING AT PRESERVATION AND ADD GAP AND RHODA ODA, OUR AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP TEAM IS LOOKING AT WHAT WILL HAPPEN UNDER UNIFORM RELOCATION AND BUSINESS MITIGATION.

SO I JUST WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR THAT IT MIGHT NOT BE UNDER THE PURVIEW OF NEVER DIDI AND HER TEAM UNDER OUR DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION PROGRAM, BUT THAT IS BEING HANDLED ACROSS THE DIFFERENT AGENCIES.

I JUST DID WANT TO CLARIFY THAT TO FOLKS.

THANK YOU, SIR.

OKAY.

AND WE DO, UH, UH, COMMISSIONER, UH, CHAIR, UH, RAMIREZ SAYS A QUESTION JUST A COUPLE OF QUICKLY.

WHAT IS RHODA ODA? YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS.

UM, RENTAL RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE.

SO IT'S FUNDS FOR THAT.

AND THEN, UH, TO DEVELOP, TO DEVELOP, UH, RENTAL PROPERTIES AND THEN OLDER WOULD BE OWNERSHIP, DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING ASSISTANCE TO DEVELOP OWNERSHIP.

AND THEY'RE BOTH IN COLIS, CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, AND THEY'RE BOTH INCOME RESTRICTED AT 50% MFI AND LORE.

OKAY.

AND THEN, SO I MEAN, THE NAME RIGHT IS RIGHT IN THERE, RIGHT? IT'S ANTI-DISPLACEMENT SO THE IDEA IS THAT, UM, WE WOULD KEEP PEOPLE WHERE THEY LIVE IN THE COMMUNITIES THAT THEY'VE GROWN UP IN AND THE SCHOOLS THAT THEY GO TO, ET CETERA.

AND SO, UM, COMMISSIONERS ARE, WAS TALKING ABOUT THE LAND ACQUISITION, BUT IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS COMMUNITY PORTION OF THE FUNDS, THE 20 MILLION THAT YOU'RE REFERENCING IS REALLY TO HELP PEOPLE STAY IN PLACE SO THAT THEY AREN'T FORCED TO BE THEY'RE NOT, UH, DISPLACED.

RIGHT, CORRECT.

CORRECT.

YES.

OKAY.

THAT WAS IT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ANY, UH, LET'S UH, UM, COMMISSIONER KING LET'S, UH, WE'LL GET YOU.

WE HAVE, WE'RE GETTING READY TO GO TO THE SECOND ROUND.

I'M GOING TO ALLOW THAT SINCE WE ARE, YOU DON'T, HAVEN'T USED ALL OUR TIME YET.

UH, BUT ANY COMMISSIONERS WHO HAVE NOT ASKED A QUESTION, I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU A OPPORTUNITY TO GET YOUR QUESTIONS IN BEFORE WE, UH, GIVE A FEW EXTRA MINUTES TO THE COMMISSIONERS WHO ALREADY ASKED QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHT.

JUST IN ORDER, UH, COMMISSIONER MOOSE TODDLER, AND THEN COMMISSIONER SNYDER, AND THEN, UH, COMMISSIONER KING, I WILL DO IT IN THAT ORDER AND TRY TO BE BRIEF WITH YOUR QUESTIONS IF YOU COULD.

UM, I WANT TO THINK, UM, COMMISSIONERS ARE FOR EXPLAINING AND CLARIFYING SOME OF THAT.

THAT'S, THAT'S HELPFUL FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE NOT INTIMATELY INVOLVED IN THIS WORK.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT.

THANK YOU.

UM, I, MY FOLLOW-UP QUESTION, AND I, YOU MAY HAVE GOTTEN TO THIS WITH ONE OF THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS.

I'M SORRY.

I STEPPED AWAY FOR A MOMENT, BUT DO WE HAVE REQUIRED REQUIREMENTS IN PLACE FOR ACCOUNTING, FOR THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WILL BE AWARDED THESE, UM, UH, THE FUNDING TO DO THEIR, UH, THEIR WORK? SO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING, WHERE THE MONEY'S GOING? I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT, UM, FOR, FOR THE CITY THAT THERE'S CLEAR TRANSPARENCY ON, ON WHERE THOSE DOLLARS ARE GOING AND HOW THEY'RE BEING USED.

AND DO WE HAVE ANY, ANYTHING IN THIS FOR, UM, REPAYMENT OF FUNDS THAT WERE ALLOCATED IF THEY WERE NOT USED PROPERLY? OH, WE HAVE THE SAME ACCOUNTING PROCESSES AND TRANSPARENCY,

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UH, REQUIREMENTS AS WE DO FOR ALL CITY CONTRACTS.

AND, UH, WE HAVE MANAGED A NUMBER OF CONTRACTS, UM, IN THIS PAST, UH, COUPLE OF YEARS SINCE THE DIVISION HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AND WE HAVE HAD GREAT AUDITS.

SO YES, THE SAME PROCESSES ARE IN PLACE THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL CITY FUNDS IN CONTRACTS.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, LET'S GO AHEAD AND MOVE TO .

DO YOU HAVE JUST, JUST GENERAL QUESTIONS, I THINK AFTER, UH, UH, COMMISSIONER OURS COMMENTS ON I'M GOOD.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

AND THEN MOVING TO COMMISSIONER KING.

YES.

I ALSO APPRECIATE COMMISSIONER'S RS COMMENTS AS WELL.

THAT WAS VERY HELPFUL, BUT ALSO $20 MILLION.

NOW I UNDERSTAND IS JUST, JUST SO LITTLE AMOUNT.

SO AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND I APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT.

UM, COMMISSIONER, DINKLER SORRY ABOUT THAT.

IT, QUICK QUESTION.

IS THERE ANY MONEY IN THE, UH, $20 MILLION IS ALLOCATED FOR BUYING? I THINK YOU MIGHT'VE SAID THIS, BUT IF YOU DID, I MISSED IT FOR BUYING PROPERTIES, UH, MARKET RATE PROPERTIES, AND, UM, THAT, UM, YOU'RE KEEPING THEM FROM GETTING DEVELOPED AT A HIGHER LEVEL.

I'M NOT EXPLAINING THIS VERY WELL, BUT I THINK, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

OH, UH, THERE ARE TWO BUCKETS OF FUNDING, UM, THAT ARE REFERRED TO THE THREE BUCKETS OF FUNDING, UH, THAT IS AVAILABLE FOR BUDGET PRIORITIES, UH, FOR THE FIRST TWO FISCAL YEARS OF PROJECT CONNECT.

UM, AND TWO BUCKETS, ONE IS LAND ACQUISITION, WHICH WILL BE USED A PORTION OF THE 23 MILLION FOR LAND ACQUISITION IS AVAILABLE FOR A COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO DO JUST THAT, UH, TO PURCHASE, UH, AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS, TO HELP, TO ENSURE THAT THEY WILL REMAIN AFFORDABLE AND OFFER THEM, UM, TO LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS.

AND THEN THAT IS ALSO WHAT THE CITY'S PRIORITY, UH, PRIORITIES ARE.

SO WITHIN OUR DEPARTMENT OF, SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, UM, THE RHODA, UH, RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE AND OLDER, THAT'S WHAT WE DO WITH THE REMAINING, UM, THE BALANCE OF THE 23 MINUS THE EIGHT PLUS THE $21 MILLION.

ALL OF THAT WILL BE USED TO PURCHASE, UM, UM, MARKER RATE.

WE CERTAINLY HOPE WE CAN GET THINGS, UH, UNDER MARKET RATE, BUT THAT'S NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE, BUT YES, THAT'S WHAT OUR GOAL IS AS A CITY AND AS, UH, EVENTS, UH, CHAIRS ARE REFERRED TO THAT.

ESPN LED BY OUR, OUR REAL ESTATE DIVISION WITHIN THE CITY OF AUSTIN'S HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT, BECAUSE I ALWAYS UNDERSTOOD IT WAS CHEAPER TO BUY AN EXISTING OLDER PROPERTY THAN TO START FROM SCRATCH WITH THE LAND ACQUISITION COSTS, WHICH ARE HORRIBLE THAN FINDING THE GAP FUNDING, ET CETERA.

SO YOU ARTICULATED IT MUCH BETTER THAN I DID.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, COMMISSIONERS.

UM, I, UH, I'D LIKE TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM, UNLESS WE HAVE SOME BURNING QUESTIONS THAT WE WANT TO WRAP UP WITH.

ALL RIGHT.

SEEING NONE.

UH, I WANT TO THANK STAFF.

UH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT VERY THOROUGH PRESENTATION.

UM, UH, YEAH, I APPRECIATE IT.

AND SO, UH, OUR NEXT BRIEFING IS FROM ALLEGAN.

[2. Briefing regarding transportation analysis requirements for development applications as defined in the revised Transportation Criteria Manual and related Street Impact Fees regulations. Staff: Curtis Beatty P.E. , Division Manager, 512-974-6471, Austin Transportation Department]

READ THIS, UH, BRIEFING REGARDING TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS REQUIREMENTS FOR DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS AS DEFINED IN THE REVISED TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA MANUAL AND RELATED TO STREET IMPACT B'S REGULATIONS.

UH, WE HAVE KURT AS BABY, UM, DIVISION MANAGER FROM AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

YEAH, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS CURTIS BEATTY.

UM, I AM WITH THE AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

MY DIVISION IS TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

OUR GROUP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REVIEWING ALL DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS IN THIS AGE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH CODE ORDINANCES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION IN THE CITY.

UM, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO COME HERE AND, UH, SPEND A LITTLE TIME WITH YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT TWO TOPICS THAT HAVE COME LIVE.

IF YOU WILL.

OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, ONE IS THE ADOPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA MANUAL.

AND THE OTHER ONE IS THE STREET IMPACT FUND.

UH, THOSE TWO ELEMENTS ARE RELATED.

UH, GIVE ME A FEW MINUTES TO GIVE YOU A BRIEFING AND THEN I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE CAUSE LIKE, UH,

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I'M GOING TO TRY MY BEST, NOT TO OVERWHELM YOU WITH, UH, ACRONYMS. IT'S VERY EASY TO DO THAT.

WHEN WE START TALKING TO THIS, JUST TO ABBREVIATE CONVERSATION, I'LL TRY TO BE VERY COGNIZANT OF THAT, BUT WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA MANUAL IN PARTICULAR, HOW IT WILL, UH, IN, IN A REALLY LATE TO THE PURVIEW OF THESE TWO COMMISSIONS, UM, SOME OF THE ANALYSIS THAT COMES TO ZONING IN PARTICULAR, WE'LL GET INTO THE DETAILS OF THAT.

AND THEN WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE ROLE THIS COMMISSION WILL HAVE IN REGARDS TO APPEALS THAT THE STREET IMPACT FEE, THOSE WILL BE COMING TO Y'ALL.

UM, AND I WILL DISCUSS HOW THAT WILL BE COMING TO Y'ALL AND Y'ALL'S PURVIEW WHEN IT COMES TO THOSE APPEALS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

NEXT, UH, THE TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA MANUAL BECAME EFFECTIVE JUNE 20TH OF THIS YEAR.

NOW THERE WAS A COUPLE OF REASONS WHY IT NEEDED TO BE UPDATED, ONE IT NEEDED TO BE WRITTEN.

SO IT REFLECTS THE ASAP AND THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES THAT WAS IDENTIFIED IN THAT DOCUMENT.

WE ALSO NEEDED TO DO SOME CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS TO MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT MORE TRANSPARENT AND CONSISTENT FOR DEVELOPMENT.

AS THEY COME IN TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF WAIVERS THEY HAVE TO REQUEST IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE CURRENT BEST PRACTICES AND, AND TO, UH, UH, ADOPT OTHER THINGS.

WE HAVE SUCH AS BEER BUSINESS, ZERO POLICIES, AND THEN ALSO THINGS LIKE PROJECT CONNECT AND EMPHASIZING, UM, OTHER MODES.

WE ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY DOCUMENT AND INCORPORATE TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT IN THE TDS TCM, EXCUSE ME.

AND THEN WE ALSO DID NEED TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO THE DOCUMENT, TO ACCOUNT FOR THE STREET IMPACT FEE.

NEXT SLIDE IN THE TCM.

THAT'S WHERE WE REALLY DEFINE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AS FAR AS TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS FOR NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CURRENT VERSION OF THE TCM.

BASICALLY IT JUST TALKED ABOUT TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS.

WHAT WE DID WITH THE NEW TCM IS TRY TO MAKE THAT A LITTLE BIT BROADER AS FAR AS WHAT NEEDS TO BE ANALYZED AND TO ALSO CREATE SOME DEFINITION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE INCLUDED AT EACH STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT.

WITH THE NEW TCM, WE ARE JUST TAKING CAREFULLY, UM, STARTING WHAT'S CALLED A CTA, A ZONING TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS THAT IS DONE AT THE TIME OF ZONING AND IS NOT AN OPTION LIKE THE CURRENT T TIA P UH, PROCESS IS WE ALSO INTRODUCING SOMETHING CALLED A TRANSPORTATION ASSESSMENT.

I'LL GET INTO THE DEFINITION OF THAT REALLY MOMENTARILY, BUT LIKE I SAID, WE ALSO WANT IT TO INCORPORATE FORMERLY TRANSPORTATION DOMAIN MANAGEMENT INTO OUR ANALYSIS PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE, HOW THESE ALL INTERACT AT STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT AT ZONING THAT IS WHEN THE ZONING TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS WILL BE REQUIRED.

UH, THIS WILL NOT BE AN OPTION.

THIS WILL BE APPLIED WHEN A DEVELOPMENT COMES IN WITH 2000 OR MORE DAILY TRIPS, THIS'LL BE UNADJUSTED.

SO THEY DON'T GET TO SUBTRACT OUT EXISTING TRIPS BECAUSE WE WANT TO LOOK AT ALL DEVELOPMENTS THAT HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS AND THE OVERALL NETWORK THAT WILL BE COMING IN AT TIME OF ZONING.

AND YOU WILL HAVE THAT INFORMATION WHEN CASES COME BEFORE YOU ALSO HAVE COMMISSIONS AT THOMAS SITE PLAN, THAT'S WHEN THE TIA OR TRANSPORTATION ASSESSMENT WILL BE DONE.

AND THAT ALSO HAS TO HAVE A FORMAL TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN IN THAT TRANSPORTATION DID METAL PLAN.

THAT'S WHERE THEY TALK ABOUT HOW THEY'RE GOING TO REDUCE THEIR IMPACT VEHICULAR IMPACT ON THE NETWORK, SUCH AS MAYBE OFFERING TRANSIT PASSES, MAYBE REDUCING THE NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES.

SO IT BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT FOR TENANTS OR USERS TO USE THEIR, UH, VEHICLE PARKING, UH, OR THERE COULD BE THINGS LIKE PROVIDING AMENITIES, ONSITE, BIKE, LOCKER, SHOWERS, THINGS OF THAT NATURE TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO USE OTHER MODES.

THE BUILDING PERMIT IS SOMETHING THAT ATD HAS JUST RECENTLY GOTTEN INTO BECAUSE OF THE STREET IMPACT FEE, BECAUSE THAT IS WHEN THE ORDINANCE AND ACTUALLY STATE LAW INDICATES WHEN THE STREET IMPACT FEE NEEDS TO BE APPLIED.

SO ATD IS NOW PART OF THE BUILDING PERMIT PROCESS.

WHENEVER A BUILDING PERMIT PROCESS COMES IN, WE ANALYZE IT TO SEE DOES A SIF APPLY.

IF SO, THEN WE DO THE CALCULATION OF THEIR FEE AND THEN PROCESS THE INVOICE WITH THE APPLICANT AND WITH THE TDM.

UM, IT'S A PLAN UP UNTIL IT ACTUALLY STARTS OCCURRING.

SO THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME REPORTING THAT DEVELOPMENTS WILL HAVE TO DO TO ENSURE THAT THEY'RE ACTUALLY MEETING THE REDUCTIONS THAT THEY SAID THEY HAD.

THEY'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE IN THAT REPORTING.

WE DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO PENALIZE THEM FINANCIALLY, BUT WE CAN SAY, YOU'RE NOT MEETING YOUR, UH, YOUR REDUCTIONS.

YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING ELSE AND WE'LL WORK WITH THEM TO SAY, OKAY, DO YOU NEED TO BUILD SOMETHING ELSE? OR DO YOU NEED TO OFFER SOMETHING LIKE TRANSIT PASSES OR MAYBE, UH, DECOUPLE YOUR PARKING IN SOME WAY? SO THAT IN A MULTIFAMILY YOU'RE NOT GUARANTEED A NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES PER UNIT.

EVERYBODY HAS TO ADD ADDITIONAL COST TO A MONTHLY FEE FOR YOUR PARKING.

SO IT'S DECOUPLED

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AND NOT GUARANTEED.

AND THEN INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO REALLY CONSIDER, DO I NEED A PARKING SPACE WITH EVERY BEDROOM IN MY APARTMENT, OR DO I NOT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE? UM, THIS ALL STARTS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION WHEN IT COMES IN, UH, THE LDC REQUIRES THAT A TIA DETERMINATION IS PERFORMED.

THE APPLICANT GIVES US SOME INFORMATION, WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO.

UM, LAND USES INTENSITY THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

IF THAT'S COMING IN AT TIME OF ZONING CASE, A CTA WILL BE REQUIRED.

AGAIN, ANYTHING GENERATING 2000 DAILY TRIPS ON ADJUSTED, WHAT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A CTA.

I'LL GO INTO THE CONTENT OF THE CTA HERE IN A MOMENT AT THOMAS SITE PLAN.

WE, THIS IS WHERE WE DIVIDED IT UP THINGS A LITTLE BIT.

IF IT'S BETWEEN 2000 TRIPS AND 5,000 DAILY TRIPS, WE'RE DOING A TRANSPORTATION ASSESSMENT.

IF YOU WILL, IT'S A REDUCED SCOPE.

TIA.

THE REASON WE DECIDED TO DO THIS BECAUSE WE DO HAVE THE STREET IMPACT FEE, THE STREET IMPACT FEE REALLY SETS A MORE LEVEL PLAYING GROUND.

IF YOU WILL, OF WHAT THE OBLIGATIONS ARE FOR ALL DEVELOPMENTS OR THEY COME INTO THE CITY.

SO SOME OF THESE SMALLER DEVELOPMENTS NECESSARILY DON'T NEED TO TURN AROUND AND IDENTIFY AGAIN WHAT THEIR MITIGATION SHOULD BE BECAUSE AT C STREET IMPACT FEE IS TAKEN CARE OF THAT.

BUT WHEN IT'S THE LARGER DEVELOPMENTS, ANYTHING OVER 5,000 DAILY TRIPS, WE DO WANT TO HAVE THEM DO A TRADITIONAL ANALYSIS, LOOKING AT THE INTERSECTIONS, SEEING WHAT'S HAPPENING, NOT ONLY ALONG THE FRONTAGE OF THEIR PROPERTY, BUT ALSO WHAT'S THE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPACTS TO THEIR DEVELOPMENT.

AND THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED, UM, AT TIME OF SITE PLAN.

THIS IS ALSO WHEN WE'RE GOING TO BE ASKING, ARE YOU BUILDING THESE IMPROVEMENTS? ARE YOU JUST GOING TO PAY YOUR STREET IMPACT FEE AS FUNDS DIRECTLY TO THE CITY? AND THAT'S WHERE THE NEGOTIATIONS BECOME IN BECAUSE IF THEY BUILD SOMETHING AND THE ORDINANCE, THE STREET IMPACT FEE ALLOWS THEM TO CHOOSE, BUILD OR PAY.

IF THEY BUILD SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO WANT TO GIVE THEM A CREDIT FOR IT.

SO THERE'S SOME DOCUMENTATION OF THOSE, WHAT WE'RE REFERRING TO AS OFFSETS, UM, TO ENSURE THAT THEY GET THE CREDIT FOR THEIR STREET IMPACT FACE NEXT SLIDE, CTA.

AGAIN, I THINK THIS WILL BE SOMETHING OF IMPORTANCE THAT THESE TWO COMMITTEES WOULD WANT TO KNOW.

THOSE ETS WILL LOOK AT WHAT IS THE TRIP GENERATION FOR THE SITE, MEANING IF THEY'RE DOING A MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT, HOW MANY UNITS ARE THEY DEVELOPING AND HOW MUCH TRAFFIC IS THAT GOING TO ADD TO THAT NEIGHBORHOOD? WE WANT TO OVERLAY THAT PROJECTED TRAFFIC ONTO EXISTING TRAFFIC OR THE BACKGROUND TRAFFIC.

SO WE WANT TO SEE WHAT THE VOLUMES ARE WHEN THAT DEVELOPMENT IS FULLY BUILT AND OPEN.

WE WANT IT TO HAVE AN ANALYSIS OF THE DRIVEWAYS, HOW THEY WILL OPERATE AND DO THEY MEET REQUIREMENTS OF THE TCM.

AND TH THEY'RE GOING TO DO WHAT WE CALL ANTICIPATED TDM MEASURES HERE.

THEY DON'T HAVE TO DO A FULL PLAN AT TIMEZONE, BUT THEY NEED TO INDICATE HOW THEY DO WANT TO REDUCE THEIR TRIP IMPACT SUCH AS THEY'RE GOING TO PURSUE REDUCED PARKING REQUIREMENTS.

THEY'RE GOING TO PURSUE SOME OTHER REQUIREMENTS BECAUSE THEY'RE ON A MAJOR TRANSIT CORRIDOR AND WITH AN EIGHTH MILE OR A QUARTER MILE OF A TRAIN STOP BUS STOP, THEY CAN GET SOME CREDITS AND THEY CAN ALSO, UH, GET OTHER, UH, REDUCTION THAT ON TOP OF THE STREET IMPACT FEE.

THEN IT'S ALSO THE DEDICATED RIGHT OF WAY.

UM, IF IT'S A KNOWN DEDICATION THAT CAN OCCUR AT TIME OF THE ZONING, OTHER TIMES, IT'S JUST NEW.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE AWARE OF THEIR OBLIGATIONS OF RIGHT OF WAY DEDICATIONS THAT ARE IDENTIFIED WITHIN THE SMP, THE AUSTIN MOBILITY PLAN.

AND IF THERE ARE LIMITATIONS, WHEN IT COMES TO THINGS LIKE ROUGH PROPORTIONALITY, MAYBE EASEMENTS ARE THE WAY WE NEED TO GO.

INSTEAD OF THE DEDICATION, THOSE ARE THE ELEMENTS THAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN EVERY CTA.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

I'M GOING TO SWITCH OVER TO THE STREET IMPACT FEE HERE FOR A MOMENT.

AND THEN WE'LL TIE THE TWO TOGETHER IN JUST A SECOND.

THE STREET IMPACT FEE ORDINANCE BEGAN, UM, DECEMBER, 2020 THAT'S WHEN COUNCIL PASSED TWO ORDINANCES, ONE WAS THE ADOPTION OF THE STREET IMPACT FEE ORDINANCE.

AND THEN ONE WAS THE ADOPTION OF THE FEE CALCULATION STUDY.

WHAT SET THE RATES? UM, THE, WE HAD A FIRST REPORT DUE TO COUNCIL BACK IN JUNE LAST YEAR THAT WAS, UH, PROVIDED.

AND THEN COLLECTION ACTUALLY BEGAN JUNE OF LAST YEAR OR THIS YEAR, JUST ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO.

UM, IT HAS BEEN INTERESTING.

WE PLAN FOR 18 MONTHS.

WE HAVE TALKED WITH LEGAL MANY TIMES, UH, BUT THERE'S ALWAYS SOME OF THOSE, OH, WE DIDN'T QUITE THINK THAT ONE THROUGH.

UM, SO IT'S BEEN INTERESTING.

UM, AND WE'VE HAD A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS.

THE NEXT OBLIGATION IS TO, BY THE END OF THIS YEAR TO HAVE A PUBLIC FACING DASHBOARD WHERE WE'RE SHOWING WHERE THE MONEY IS COMING FROM WITHIN THE CITY, WHAT PROJECTS IS THAT MONEY BEING SPENT ON? AND THEN THE ONE ELEMENT TO WITHIN THE STREET IMPACT FEE IS IF YOU HAVE AN APPROVED TIA BEFORE

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DECEMBER, 2020, YOU ARE EXEMPT FROM THE STREET IMPACT FEE THROUGH DECEMBER, 2023.

SO AS OF JANUARY, 2020, FOR ALL DEVELOPMENTS, REGARDLESS OF TIA STATUS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY THE STREET IMPACT FEE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, IN GENERAL, THE STREET IMPACT FEE IS SOMETHING THAT IS DRIVEN BY LAW.

THERE IS A LOT OF THE ELEMENTS IN OUR ORDINANCE THAT ARE DIRECTLY REQUIRED, BUT DUE TO LAW.

UM, ONE OF THOSE IS THAT I STUDIED MUST BE PERFORMED TO IDENTIFY SERVICE AREAS, TO IDENTIFY HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DETERMINE YOUR RATES IN EACH OF THESE SERVICE AREAS, PROJECTING FUTURE DEVELOPMENT TRENDS IN THESE SERVICE AREAS, IN WHAT PROJECTS WOULD YOU SPEND SUN, UH, SIF FUNDING ON IN THESE SERVICE AREAS FOR THIS STUDY, IT MADE SENSE TO DIVIDE THE CITY INTO 17 SERVICE AREAS.

EACH OF THESE SERVICE AREAS HAVE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT RATES FOR THE STREET IMPACT FEE, BECAUSE SOME OF THESE ARE LESS DEVELOPED.

SOME OF THOSE IN THE, UH, MORE SUBURBAN AREAS OF THE CITY HAVE A LITTLE BIT HIGHER IMPACT FEE BECAUSE I HAVE LESS TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE.

ACTUALLY, ONE OF THE LOWEST IMPACT FEES IS DOWNTOWN BECAUSE MOST OF THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE, AS FAR AS VEHICULAR INFRASTRUCTURE IS BUILT OUT, WE'RE NOT GOING TO ADD ADDITIONAL LANES.

DOWNTOWN TURN LANES ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO BE BUILT BECAUSE OF THE PROPERTIES IN THIS STUDY.

WE ALSO REDEFINE WHAT'S CALLED THE ROUGH PROPORTIONALITY CALCULATION FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UM, RIGHT.

PROPORTIONALITY IS ALSO SOMETHING THAT STATE LAW CONTROLS, MEANING WE CANNOT EXACT AN EXORBITANT AMOUNT OF P UH, UM, EXACTION BE IT MONEY OR IMPROVEMENTS FROM INDIVIDUALS, DEVELOPERS BY BASICALLY STRONG ARMING