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ROLLING.

WE'RE GONNA GO AHEAD.

WE'RE GONNA GO AHEAD AND CONVENE, UH, CITY COUNCIL, UH, WORK SESSION, UH, WITH SOME ACTION.

UH, TODAY ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH, 2022.

WE'RE IN THE BOARDS AND COMMISSION ROOM HERE AT CITY HALL.

IT IS, UH, NINE 14, UH, AM UH, WE HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON IS WITH US VIRTUALLY.

UH, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, ELLIS, UH, NOT YET WITH US ON THE, ON THE DA, THE REST PRESENT.

UM, COLLEAGUES, UH, I'M GONNA SUGGEST THAT WE BEGIN TODAY BY TAKING THE ONE ACTION WE HAVE TO TAKE RELATED TO THE ELECTION, UH, SO THAT WE MAKE SURE THAT WE GET THAT DONE AS WE'RE NOTICED TO DO.

AND THEN IT WOULD BE, UM, UH, MY INTENT TO CALL UP THE COLONY PARK TURS, UH, CUZ WE'LL LOSE SOME OF THE PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

UH, AFTER THE COLONY PARK.

UM, UH, TURS, UM, ICS PULLING UP THE, UM, UH, NINE 11, UM, UH, BRIEFING.

UH, CAUSE I KNOW THAT'S AN EXIGENT ISSUE FOR MANY PEOPLE.

I THINK PROBABLY ALL OF US HAVE BEEN COMMUNICATING WITH CITY MANAGEMENT, UH, ON, ON THIS ISSUE.

UH, AND THEN, UH, POLL ITEMS. UH, THERE ARE FAIR NUMBER OF POLL ITEMS, UH, TODAY, MOST OF WHICH I PULLED.

UH, BUT MOST OF THOSE, UH, PULLED ITEMS WILL TAKE JUST A MINUTE OR TWO.

I JUST WANTED TO TOUCH BASE TO DOWNLOAD SOME INFORMATION AND CERTAINLY GIVE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO COMMENT IF THEY WANT TO.

BUT, UH, I THINK AT LEAST THE THINGS THAT I PULLED WILL GO, WILL GO PRETTY QUICKLY, UH, ON THE, UH, PULLED, UH, AGENDA.

UH, AND THEN DOUBLING BACK THEN AT THAT POINT FOR THE, UH, BRIEFINGS ON, UH, THE, UH, ANIMAL SERVICES AND ON THE, UM, UH, BICYCLE, UM, UH, TRAIL PATHWAY, UH, NETWORK, UH, ISSUE.

UM, SO WITH THAT,

[A. Pre-Selected Agenda Items (Part 1 of 2)]

LET'S GO AHEAD AND START.

UH, THE FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO IS TO TAKE AN ACTION ON, UH, ITEM NUMBER ONE, UH, TO PROVE AN ORDINANCE AMENDING, UH, THE ELECTION ORDINANCE, UH, ORDERING THE NOVEMBER 8TH GENERAL AND SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.

WE'RE GOING TO ADD EXHIBITS, UH, THAT ADOPT ENGLISH AND SPANISH VERSIONS OF THE ORDINANCES, CALLING THE ELECTION, ESTABLISHING THE BALLOT LANGUAGE.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS ITEM? NUMBER ONE? UM, COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES MAKES THE MOTION.

COUNCIL MEMBER POOL SECONDS THE MOTION.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? ALL RIGHT, LET'S TAKE A VOTE.

THOSE IN FAIR? THIS? YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON, DID YOU WANNA SAY SOMETHING? LET'S TAKE A VOTE.

THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THOSE OPPOSED, I'M SHOWING IT UNANIMOUS.

UH, WITH, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS, OFF THE DIAS.

JUST CHECK.

ARE THERE ANY THAT'S A GOOD, ARE THERE ANY SPEAKERS THAT WOULD LIKE TO, TO BE HERE TO SPEAK ON THIS ISSUE THIS MORNING? IT'S OUR ONE ACTION ITEM, AND I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ANYBODY THAT'S SIGNED UP.

NO ONE'S SIGNED UP.

I WANNA MAKE SURE NO ONE'S HERE.

OKAY.

UM, THE VOTE WAS 10, UH, ZERO WITH, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER ALICE GONE.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S WORK OUR WAY THROUGH, UM, THE, UH, ITEMS THIS

[B1. Colony Park Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone]

MORNING.

LET'S BEGIN WITH THE, UH, COLONY PARK.

UH, TURS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR COUNCIL, UH, JUST TO SET THE STAGE ON OCTOBER 21ST, 2021, UH, YOU ADOPTED A RESOLUTION, REQUESTED AN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN AND SCHEDULE FOR CREATING A TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE FOR THE COLONY PARK PROJECT.

AND THEN ON MARCH 24TH OF THIS YEAR, YOU ADOPTED A RESOLUTION REQUESTING A FINANCING PLAN AND FUNDING SOURCE STRATEGY.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COUNCIL TO CONSIDER.

TODAY'S BRIEFING IS RESPONSIVE TO BOTH RESOLUTIONS.

THE COLONY PARK PROJECT IS BEING LED BY OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AND STAFF FROM ED D HAVE WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT TO DEVELOP A FINANCE PLAN AND FUNDING SOURCE STRATEGY PLAN.

I WANNA NOTE THAT ON NOVEMBER 3RD, YOU WILL CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE CREATING TES NUMBER 20 FOR THE COLONY PARK PROJECT.

TODAY'S BRIEFING IS LED BY OUR FINANCE DEPARTMENT, DEPUTY DIRECTOR KIM LAVAS, AND I WILL TURN THE PRESENTATION OVER TO KIM.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR COUNSEL, KIM LAVAS, DEPUTY CFO.

I AM ABSOLUTELY THRILLED TO BE BEFORE YOU THIS MORNING, UH, TO PRESENT TO YOU THE COLONY PARK TAX AND COMMIT REINVESTMENT ZONE PROPOSAL, UM, AS WE GET THE PRESENTATION PULLED UP.

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OKAY.

OKAY.

THERE IT GOES.

UM, SO TODAY'S DISCUSSION, UH, WE HAVE QUITE A FEW ITEMS TO COVER.

FIRST, WE'RE GONNA PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF THE RESOLUTION THAT WAS PAST THIS, UH, PAST MARCH, UH, AND THE STATUS OF THE VARIOUS, UH, DIRECTION, VARIOUS DIRECTION POINTS IN THAT RESOLUTION.

UM, THEN I'LL PASS IT OVER TO, UH, SYNOVIA TO SPEAK TO THE COLONY PARK SITE AND HISTORY, AS WELL AS THE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY PLAN, AT WHICH POINT WE'LL SHIFT GEARS TO TALK ABOUT THE FINANCING PLAN AND THEN NEXT STEPS.

SO, SO, FIRST UP, THE RESOLUTION.

UM, THE, THE RESOLUTION CON CONCLUDED A VARIETY OF, OF DIRECTION.

UM, FIRST AND FOREMOST WAS TO BRING BACK A FINANCING PLAN TO COUNCIL NO LATER THAN THE END OF THE CALENDAR, CALENDAR YEAR 2022, WHICH WE ARE DOING TODAY.

UM, IT ALSO DIRECTED US TO BRING FORWARD THE MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO COUNSEL FOR CONSIDERATION TO PROVIDE COUNSEL AN UPDATE ON THE COLONY PARK PROJECT, SUBMITTING A FORMAL REQUEST TO TRAVIS COUNTY, AS WELL AS AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP FOR ITS PARTICIPATION IN THE TE, UM, REQUESTING DEPARTMENTS TO, TO PROVIDE, UH, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FUNDS FOR THE AREA, UM, AS WELL AS, UH, CONSIDERING ACTIONS TO FACILITATE, UM, VARIOUS RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PHASE ONE REPORT AND COLLABORATION WITH OTHER ENTITIES, UM, RELATIVE TO CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FRAMEWORK OF DISPLACEMENT MITIGATION.

SO THREE OF THOSE SEVEN ITEMS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED, UM, AND AFTER THIS MORNING, THAT WILL WILL BE AT FOUR, UM, FOR THE MDA.

AND, UM, THE LAST TWO ITEMS, THOSE WILL COME LATER.

UM, AND, UM, I WILL, I'LL LET SI NOVIA SPEAK TO THAT AS WE, AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

UM, AND I'LL PASS IT TO HER FOR THE COLON PARK SITE AND HISTORY.

THANK YOU, KIM.

SI, NOVIA HOLT REV, DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

THE CITY HAS HAD ALMOST A 50 YEAR HISTORY WITH THIS SITE, BEGINNING IN 1973 WHEN IT WAS ANNEXED BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

BETWEEN 2001 AND 2018, WE'VE TAKEN VARIOUS ACTIONS.

WE'VE PURCHASED 258 ACRES OF THE SITE, 50, WHICH WAS DEDICATED TO PARKLAND TO CREATE THE COLONY PARK DISTRICT PARK.

WE, UH, TURNER ROBERTS RECREATION CENTER AND BEAUMONT OVERTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WERE BUILT.

WE THEN SUBSEQUENTLY HAD TO BUILD A MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING IN 2013.

AND IN 2012 THROUGH 2014, THE MASTER PLAN BY NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING WAS CONDUCTED AND TRANSITIONED OVER TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IN 2015.

AND IN 2018, BONDS WERE PASSED TO CREATE THE COLONY PARK DISTRICT POOL.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, LET'S TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE RESOURCE GAPS THAT, UM, THIS SITE FACES.

UNLIKE TYPICAL NEIGHBORHOODS, THIS SITE EAST OF 180 3, THE CLOSEST LIBRARY IS UNIVERSITY HILL, ABOUT 2.5 MILES.

THERE IS A H HEB GROCER AT SPRINGDALE AND 180 3 AS WELL AS MILLER, BUT IT IS SOME DISTANCE.

UM, UNLIKE TYPICAL NEIGHBORHOODS, URGENT CARE IS ABOUT FIVE MILES.

UM, MEDICAL CENTER, ABOUT NINE MILES.

AND AGAIN, ROSEWOOD ZERO GOES TO HEALTHCARE CENTER, IS QUITE A DISTANCE.

AND OF COURSE, NO BANK ON THIS SIDE.

ONCE THIS DEVELOPMENT IS COMPLETE, IT WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO THESE RESOURCES AS WELL AS JOBS FOR EXISTING, AS WELL AS NEW RESIDENTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

I WANNA TALK ABOUT WHAT THE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY PLAN INCLUDES, AGAIN, 208 ACRES OF CITY-OWNED LAND.

THE COUNCIL, WE THANK YOU FOR APPROVING THE MASTER PLAN PUD IN 2014, WHICH CALLED FOR MIXED USE AND MIXED INCOME RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT.

THE STAKEHOLDERS HAVE PUT IN MORE THAN 10 YEARS, MORE THAN 10 YEARS OF STRONG COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT FOR AN EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVED ACCESS.

THE MASTER PLAN DEVELOPMENT PARTNER IS COACHELLAS AND WAS SELECTED AFTER A, UM, SOLICITATION PROCESS.

WE HAVE ENGAGED THEM IN AN EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION AGREEMENT, WHICH WE HAVE DONE DUE DILIGENCE TO, UH, ENSURE THE DEVELOPMENT AND COSTS.

AND TODAY, AS KIM MENTIONED, WE ARE GONNA BE PROPOSING A FUNDING AND PHASING PLAN FRAMEWORK.

NEXT SLIDE.

PLANNING AND ENGAGEMENT AGAIN, THIS COMMUNITY HAS BEEN

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DOING THIS FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS, MORE THAN 10 YEARS.

IN 2012, WE WON A SUSTAINABLE CHALLENGE GRANT TO PROVIDE PLANNING.

THE COLONY PARK TEAM CONDUCTED ROBUST COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT, MORE THAN JUST SENDING EMAILS, BUT DOING DOOR TO DOOR KNOCKING TO ENGAGE THEIR COMMUNITY TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS THEY WOULD LIKE.

UH, THEY HAVE DONE VISIONING AND DEVELOPMENT, AND AGAIN, THE COUNCIL APPROVE THE MASTER PLAN DESIGN GUIDELINES, PUD ZONING DISTRICT, AND AMENDMENTS TO THE AUSTIN IMAGINE AUSTIN PLAN IN 2014, AND AGAIN, THROUGH THIS YEAR, THE CITY E D D HAS BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH KAS AND THE COLONY PART CORE TEAM ON INPUT AND IMPLEMENTING THIS MASTER PLAN, ACCORDING TO THE EIGHT PILLARS OF NEED AS, UH, ARTICULATED BY THE COMMUNITY.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND WHAT ARE THESE EIGHT PILLARS OF NEED IDENTIFIED BY THE COMMUNITY, THEIR RESOURCES THAT ARE TYPICAL IN OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS THAT THEY WANT ACCESS TO? HEALTHY FOOD RESOURCES, IMPROVE HEALTHCARE RESOURCES, MOBILITY, CONNECTIVITY, AND SAFE COMMUNITY ACCESS.

THEY WANT OPEN SPACES AND ACTIVE PARKS.

THEY WANT ECONOMIC VITALITY FOR THEIR COMMUNITY AS WELL AS WORKFORCE HOUSING.

ALL OF THIS TO MAKE A COMPLETE COMMUNITY.

AND FINALLY, ACCESS TO CITY RESOURCES.

AND WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? JUST A FEW STATS TO BRING IT HOME.

THE MEDIAN PER CAPITA, THE PER CAPITA INCOME FOR THIS AREA IS ABOUT 19,000 THOUSAND DOLLARS COMPARED TO, UH, WHICH IS ABOUT 50% OF THE AUSTIN METRO AREA.

THE MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME, ABOUT $58,000, WHICH IS ABOUT 70% OF THE AUSTIN METRO AREA.

POVERTY IS A VERY DEEP CONCERN OF THIS COMMUNITY.

19% OF THE RESIDENTS LIVE IN POVERTY NEARLY TWICE THE RATE OF AUSTIN METRO AREA.

YES, 66% OF THE RESIDENTS HAVE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL COMPARED TO 90% OF THE AUSTIN METRO AREA, AND ABOUT 16% OF THE RESIDENTS HAVE ATTAINED A BACHELOR'S DEGREE COMPARED TO, AND IT'S LOWER COMPARED TO THE 40% OF THE AUSTIN METRO AREA.

SO JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT WHAT THIS COMMUNITY WANTS AS PILLARS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO WHAT HAVE WE DONE IN THE E A PHASE ONE? WE'VE REFRESHED THE DRAFT MASTER PLAN.

WE'VE INCREASED THE DENSITY AND ATTEMPTS TO LOWER THE INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS.

AS KIM MENTIONED, WE'RE GONNA LEVERAGE THE CITY PARTICIPATION PLAN, AND ALL OF THIS WILL RESULT IN A REDUCTION OF COSTS OF INFRASTRUCTURE OF AROUND $25 MILLION.

BUT TO ACHIEVE THIS, IT WILL REQUIRE REZONING.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO WHEN THIS SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY IS COMPLETE, WHEN THE 208 ACRES IS FINALLY BUILT OUT, IT WILL INCLUDE 230,000 OF MIXED USE OFFICE AND INSTITUTIONAL SPACE, 130,000 OF COMMERCIAL RETAIL SPACE, APPROXIMATELY 1900 HOMES AND APARTMENTS, OF WHICH 20% WILL BE AFFORDABLE.

AND FINALLY, AT COMPLETION, THE VALUE OF $780 MILLION BACK TO THE TAX ROLE.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS PROJECT WILL ALSO HAVE SOME ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS.

AGAIN, AS MENTIONED BEFORE, IT WILL INCLUDE MARKET RATE AS WELL AS AFFORDABLE WORKFORCE HOUSING JOBS IN THIS AREA, ALMOST 3000 CONSTRUCTION JOBS, UN TO 1200 PERMANENT JOBS, AS WELL AS PARKS, OPEN SPACE AND TRAILS OF OVER 53 ACRES.

AND THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL BE BUILT TO GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS.

SO NOW I WILL TURN IT BACK OVER TO KIM TO WALK THROUGH THE FINANCING OF HOW WE ACHIEVE ALL OF THIS.

YES.

OKAY.

SO NOW WE GET TO THE, THE BRASS TAX.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO PAY FOR THIS? UM, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY, I, I DO HAVE SOME OVERVIEW SLIDES OF TIFS.

I KNOW THAT COUNSEL, YOU ALL ARE VERY, VERY AWARE OF HOW A TIF WORKS, BUT I WANNA MAKE SURE THAT, UM, ALL ANYBODY WHO IS WATCHING AND LISTENING IS AS WELL.

SO FIRST, WHAT IS A

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TIF? UM, SO IT'S A FINANCING TOOL THAT TEXAS TAX CODE, UM, ALLOWS FOR THAT ENCOURAGES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN A VERY DEFINED GEOGRAPHIC AREA OR ZONE, UM, ALL OF THE FUTURE REAL OF PROPERTY VALUE FROM THAT ZONE, THE ASSESSED VALUE GROWTH IN EXCESS OF THE BASE.

SO ONCE YOU ESTABLISH THAT, THE, THE TURS THAT IS THE BASE YEAR, AND ANY GROWTH BEYOND THAT IS, IS CAPTURED FOR THE, THE TURS.

UM, YOU CAN USE SOME OR ALL OF THAT INCREMENT TO PROMOTE NEW PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT IN THE ZONE.

UM, BUT YOU, YOU TYPICALLY DO THAT BY INVIS INVESTING IN PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE.

UH, ONCE THE ZONE'S TERM ENDS, ALL OF THAT REAL PROPERTY TAX REVENUE PLUS, UM, THAT BASE INCREMENT RETURNS BACK TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT FOR ITS GENERAL PURPOSES.

SO IT WOULD RETURN TO, UM, THE, UH, TO THE GENERAL FUND.

AND TEXAS ONLY CITY OR A COUNTY CAN DESIGNATE A REINVESTMENT ZONE.

SO THERE ARE VARIOUS STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR TAX FINANCING.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, YOU HAVE TO VERIFY A CLEAR AND SIGNIFICANT, BUT FOR CRITERION, UH, MEANING WHEREBY DEVELOPMENT OR REDEVELOPMENT IN THE ZONE WOULD NOT OCCUR SOLELY THROUGH PRIVATE INVESTMENT.

BUT FOR THAT PUBLIC INVESTMENT, UM, THAT CRITERIA INCLUDES, BUT IT'S NOT LIMITED TO, UM, THE PRESENT CONDITION CONDITIONS SUBSTANTIALLY IMPAIRS GROWTH.

THERE ARE SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES, INADEQUATE SIDEWALKS, OR STREET LAYOUTS, OR THERE'S UNSANITARY OR UNSAFE CONDITIONS.

IN THE CASE OF THESE 208 ACRES, ALL OF THIS APPLIES.

UM, IT VERY, VERY CLEARLY BEATS MEETS THE BUTT FOUR CRITERIA.

UM, ONCE ALL OF THE PROJECT COSTS IN THE TURS HAVE BEEN PAID FOR, OR ANY DEBT ASSOCIATED WITH THE TOURISTS HAS BEEN RETIRED, THEN THE TERM OF THE TURS ENDS.

AND LIKE I SAID PREVIOUSLY, THE THE PROPERTY TAX REVENUE RETURNS TO THE CITY FOR GENERAL PURPOSES.

SO IN ADDITION TO THE STATE STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS, THERE'S ALSO COUNCIL ADOPTED TIF POLICY.

UM, AND THOSE MAJOR PERVER PROVISIONS INCLUDE THAT THE PROJECT AND FINANCING PLAN MUST INCLUDE PARTICIPATION IN THE PRIVATE, PRIVATE SECTOR OR ANOTHER TAXING ENTITY.

UM, THE CITY MUST INCLUDE A RIGOROUS, BUT FOR ANALYSIS AND ANY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, UM, IN THE PROJECT PLAN MUST PROVIDE FOR AT LEAST 20% OF THE UNIT UNITS TO BE AFFORDABLE TO HOUSEHOLDS AT OR BELOW 60% MFI FOR RENTAL AND 80% FOR OWNERSHIP.

AND LASTLY, ANY BONDS ISSUED TO FUND TIP DEVELOPMENT OR SUBJECT TO VARIOUS COVERAGE TEST, UM, DEBT SERVICE, RE RESERVE REQUIREMENTS, AND SO ON FOR THE COLONY PARK TUR.

UM, THE, THE ACTION, UM, THAT IS PLANNED FOR NOVEMBER 3RD WOULD ESTABLISH NOT ONLY TOURISM AND SET THE BASE YEAR FOR 2022, AND THE TERMINATION DATE WOULD BE AT THE END OF 2043.

UM, IT IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH CITY POLICY BECAUSE IT WILL PROVIDE 20% AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

UM, BECAUSE THIS IS ALL CITY OWNED LAND, THE BASE VALUE IS ZERO.

UM, AND UPON ZONE TERMINATION, WE'RE ACTUALLY ESTIMATING OVER TWO $987 MILLION OF VALUE THROUGH THIS PROJECT.

BECAUSE OF OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH COACHELLAS AS THAT DEVELOPER, UM, WE ARE IN, WE'RE ABLE TO UTILIZE A CASH REIMBURSEMENT APPROACH AS OPPOSED TO ISSUING DEBT TO, TO FUND THE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS.

THAT MEANS EVERY BIT OF THE PROPERTY TAX REVENUE COLLECTED WITHIN THE ZONE WILL GO BACK INTO IT FOR PROJECT COST.

AND, AND SO WE DON'T HAVE TO SET ASIDE ANYTHING FOR INTEREST PAYMENTS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE WITH DEBT SERVICE.

UM, WE ARE PROPOSING A 90% INCREMENT.

UM, IN THIS CASE, LIKE I NOTED BEFORE, UH, THERE ARE ZERO VALUE.

SO EVERY PENNY OF THIS ZONE IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BUT FOR ASPECT.

UM, BUT WE ARE PROPOSING 90% BECAUSE THERE WILL BE, AS, AS THE PROJECT PROGRESSES, THERE WILL BE NEEDS FOR PARTICULARLY WITH THE PARKS TRAILS FOR, UM, US TO BE PUTTING TOWARDS CERTAIN OPERATING COSTS TO IT.

SO WE'RE SETTING ASIDE THAT 10% TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT, UM, THOSE EXPENDITURES AND ANY, UH, ANY FTE'S, CONTRACTUALS COMMODITIES OF THE SORT.

UM, THROUGH THAT 90% INCREMENT, WE'RE ESTIMATING 81 MILLION IN REVENUE.

AS YOU CAN SEE HERE IN THE EARLY YEARS, IT'S, IT'S SLOW GROWTH.

BUT AS KELLAS WILL START, UM, DOING THEIR WORK, UM, THEY DO THE, THE LAND SALES AND THE DEVELOPMENT, YOU SEE IT VERY QUICKLY PICKS UP, UM, INTO OVER $8 MILLION PER YEAR TOWARDS THE END OF THE TE.

SO THE, THE CAPITAL STACK ULTIMATELY IS NOT JUST FROM THE TERSE.

UM, THERE'S $257 MILLION IN INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS.

UM, FIRST, THE, THE LARGEST PORTION OF THAT FUNDING WILL COME FROM THE LAND SALE REVENUE AS TAKE DOWNS OCCUR.

UM, WE'RE ANTICIPATING 155 MILLION WILL GO TOWARDS THOSE PROJECTS.

THEN WITH THE TAX AND COMMITMENT FINANCING, WE'RE ESTIMATING, AGAIN, $81 MILLION.

WE'VE ALSO INCLUDED AN ANTICIPATED $5 MILLION FROM THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND THAT IT WILL BE ELECTION NEXT MONTH.

UM, WE HAVE MINIMIZED THAT AMOUNT SIGNIFICANTLY ON PURPOSE, UM, JUST SO WE DON'T HAVE SIGNIFICANT RELIANCE ON IT IN GENERAL.

BUT

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ALSO, IF SOMETHING WERE TO HAPPEN, IF THAT BOND PROGRAM DOES NOT PASS, IT'S, IT'S A MUCH SMALLER, UM, AMOUNT OF FUNDS THAT WE WOULD NEED TO FIND OTHER SOURCES TO SUPPORT.

UM, IF THAT BOND ELECTION DOES NOT PASS, WE WILL OBVIOUSLY COME BACK TO COUNCIL AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE WITH, WITH ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS.

MM-HMM.

, UM, THE, IN ADDITION TO THE DEPENDENCE ON THE ELECTION, WE WILL STILL GO THROUGH THE APPLICATION PROCESS THAT THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT HAS IN PLACE FOR ALL AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS.

SO THIS WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY SORT OF SPECIAL TREATMENT.

IT WILL FOLLOW STANDARD PROCEDURES.

THAT WAS ALSO HOW THINGS WERE HANDLED, UM, IN THE MILLER DEVELOPMENT FOR ITS AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS.

UM, THEN WE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER $6 MILLION COMING FROM DEPARTMENT CAPITAL BUDGETS, PARTICULARLY FROM OUR WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT.

AND THEN FINALLY, THE DEVELOPER WILL BE, UH, PROPOSING AND ADMINISTERING A PIT, A PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT TO, TO HELP WITH, UM, CONSTRUCTION COSTS.

THE USES OF FUNDS ARE PLENTIFUL.

THEY RANGE FROM ROADWAYS TO PARKS AND TRAILS TO ELECTRIC NEEDS, DRAINAGE, WATER, WASTEWATER, GAS, AND LAND PREPARATION AND PERMITS AND SO ON.

UM, THERE IS, THERE, IN A DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SIZE, THERE ARE EXTENSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS AND COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, THROUGH THIS CAPITAL STACK, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ARRANGE, UM, A, A SETUP THAT WILL COVER ALL OF THOSE COSTS.

IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS FUNDING IS, IS RELIANT ON, ON THE PUD.

WE WILL BE COMING BACK FOR, UM, ADDITIONAL ACTION, UM, FOR THE PUD.

SO IT FOCUSES ON REARRANGING CURRENT DENSITIES WITHIN THE AREA AND USING, UM, IT, IT'LL, IT'LL CREATE A MORE EFFICIENT LAND PLAN THAT CAN SUPPORT ALL OF THIS PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE.

SO NOVIA MENTIONED THE INCREASED DENSITY SO THAT THAT PUT AMENDMENT WILL, WILL SUPPORT THAT.

AND ACCORDINGLY, ALL OF THE, THE FUNDING BEHIND THIS.

WE WANTED TO PROVIDE ALSO JUST A ONE EXAMPLE OF THE PROJECTS OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS THAT WE'LL BE SUPPORTING, UM, BE SUPPORTED BY THIS CAPITAL STACK.

UM, IN PARTICULAR COLONY LOOP DRIVE.

THE RIGHT NOW COLONY LOOP DRIVE HA LITERALLY HAS TWO STUBS ON EACH END AND THE ENTIRE MIDDLE IS MISSING.

UM, AND YOU CAN SEE HERE THE, UM, IN THE PHOTOS, THERE'S AN AERIAL PHOTO WHERE YOU CAN SEE WHERE IT STARTS AND ENDS.

AND THEN IT'S SOME, WE WERE DOING A BUS TOUR JUST THE OTHER DAY, SO WE ADDED SOME ADDITIONAL PHOTO PHOTOS OF THE CURRENT CONDITION.

UM, FOLKS IN THE AREA HAVE CREATED THEIR OWN PATHWAY.

UM, THEY'RE TRACKING ACROSS THE OPEN SPACE, UM, WHICH IT'S A VERY BEAUTIFUL AREA, BUT IT'S NOT IDEAL BY ANY MEANS.

IT ALSO CREATES CHALLENGES FOR ACCESS OVERALL TO THE VARIOUS AMENITIES THAT CURRENTLY EXIST IN THE AREA.

SO THROUGH THE COLONY LOOP DRIVE, THE PROPOSED PROJECT, IT ADDRESSES MULTIPLE, UM, NEEDS IN THE AREA AND ALSO THE, THE PILLARS OF NEED THAT SON NOVIA REFERENCED.

SO BY COMPLETING COLONY LOOP DRIVE, IT WILL PROVIDE A MULTI-MODAL STREET THAT PROVIDES VERY CLEAR AND SAFE ACCESS TO THE RECREATION CENTER OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THE PARK HEALTHCARE SERVICES AND EXISTING NEIGHBORHOODS.

UM, IT, IT'LL HAVE A COMPLETE STREET APPROACH AND PROVIDE ENHANCED CROSSINGS FOR ALL THE MISSING, UM, AND OR EXISTING SECTIONS.

SO AT THIS POINT, JUST, UM, A OVERVIEW OF NEXT STEPS.

SO TODAY, OF COURSE, WE'RE HERE FOR THE, THE COUNCIL BRIEFING.

NOVEMBER 3RD WILL BE AACT TODAY RELATED TO COLONY PARK.

UM, FIRST, UH, THE, FOR THE TOURS, THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC HEARING.

UM, AND THEN THERE WILL BE THE REQUEST FOR COUNSEL TO TAKE ACTION ON AN ORDINANCE THAT ESTABLISHES THE JURORS APPOINTS THE BOARD, WHICH WOULD BE COUNSEL AS TYPICAL WITH OUR OTHER TERRAS, AND ALSO APPROVES THE PRELIMINARY PROJECT AND FINANCING PLAN.

THERE WILL ALSO BE AN ITEM TO APPROVE, UM, AN AMENDMENT TO THE, UM, E A THAT'LL EXTEND THE TERM OF THAT E TO ALLOW FOR US TO NEGOTIATE WITH COACHELLAS ON THE MDA.

UM, IT WILL CONTINUE OUR PRECONSTRUCTION AND DUE DILIGENCE TASKS, AND IT WILL ALSO INITIATE THE PUD REZONING.

AND FINALLY, THERE WILL BE AN ITEM RELATED TO APPROVING OUTSIDE LEGAL COUNSEL TO SUPPORT, SUPPORT EACH OF THESE ACTIONS.

SO AGAIN, I, I DO WANT TO THANK ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES WITH, UM, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, FINANCIAL SERVICES, BUT IN PARTICULAR, AND CAT TELLS, BUT IN PARTICULAR, THE COMMUNITY, UM, MS. SCOTT AND ALL THE CREW THAT THEY ARE, THEY'RE, THEY'RE HERE WITH US TODAY.

THEY ARE, HAVE WAITED FAR MORE THAN PATIENTLY, AND I AM THRILLED FOR US TO BE ABLE TO BRING THIS TO YOU TODAY AND AGAIN ON NOVEMBER 3RD.

AND WE'RE HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE, OUR STAFF COULD TELLIS AS WELL AS, UM, MS. SCOTT AND NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVES.

OKAY, GUYS, ROBERT HARPER.

MADISON.

UH, THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I APPRECIATE IT.

I, I UNFORTUNATELY CAN'T BE IN THE ROOM WITH YOU ALL, BUT I AM IN THE BUILDING SO I CAN FEEL ALL THAT ENERGY COMING OUT OF THE ROOM WAY UPSTAIRS.

UH, I JUST WANTED TO OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MS. SCOTT AND MS. WRIGHT AND SOME OF THE COMMUNITY ADVOCATES TO, TO REALLY PROPERLY EXPRESS THE RELIEF THEY FEEL AFTER, UH, SYNOVIA.

I APPRECIATE THAT YOU SAID 10

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YEARS IN THE WAY YOU SAID IT WAS, UH, IMPACTFUL IN THE WAY THAT I HOPE YOU INTENDED FOR IT TO BE.

SO I, I'D LIKE VERY MUCH IF THEY'D LIKE TO, TO INVITE THEM TO COME UP AND, AND SHARE A FEW WORDS WITH THE BODY.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNSEL.

UM, THERE ARE NOT WORDS TO EXPRESS WHAT I FEEL RIGHT NOW.

UH, IT, I'M USUALLY NOT A TEARY PERSON, , BUT THAT'S WHAT I FEEL NOW.

THIS WAS OUR VISION, AND WE WENT ON THE PREMISE THAT, UH, THAT A PEOPLE WITHOUT A VISION PARISH AND OUR COMMUNITY WAS, AND IT STILL IS PERISHING.

AND SO THIS WILL ALLOW US TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO LIVE IN THE AREA THAT WE LOVE.

WE LOVE THIS AREA.

EACH OF US HERE COULD HAVE MOVED SOMEWHERE ELSE, BUT WE HAVE STAYED THE COURSE.

AND SO THIS IS A VISION THAT WE'VE HAD.

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.

UH, EACH OF YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A, A LETTER FROM ME EARLY THIS MORNING.

UH, WE'VE BEEN THROUGH TWO, ACTUALLY THREE MAYORS AND THREE COUNCILS TO TRY AND GET THIS DONE.

AND THIS WAS AFTER WE KNEW THE PROCESS THAT WE HAD TO GO THROUGH, BECAUSE FOR YEARS WE DID NOT KNOW WHAT THE PROCESS WAS WITH WORKING WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND SO WE ARE VERY THANKFUL THAT THIS COUNCIL WILL GET US TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE.

UH, THIS IS NOT ABOUT THOSE OF US WHO ARE HERE.

WE'RE PAST THAT STAGE IN OUR LIFE.

THIS IS ABOUT OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN AND OUR GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

AND SO WE WANT TO LEAVE.

UM, WE'RE ALL TOLD THAT WHEN WE, WHEN WE COME, WE NEED TO LEAVE A BETTER PLACE.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO WITH OUR COMMUNITY, IS LEAVE A BETTER PLACE FOR EACH OF OUR CHILDREN THAT WILL REMAIN IN THE AREA.

SO WE THANK YOU.

UM, YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S ON WORK THROUGH THE FOG, UM, BUT WE HAVE MADE IT, WE SEE THE LIGHT AT THE TUNNEL, AND SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK.

UM, YOU KNOW, THERE'S GONNA COME A TIME THAT I'M NOT GONNA BE HERE.

SOMEBODY ELSE WILL BE SITTING HERE BEFORE YOU.

AND I HOPE THAT TIME IS REAL SOON, UH, , BECAUSE THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT I ACTUALLY WOULD LIKE TO DO.

UM, BUT I, I, WE ARE SO GRATEFUL AND WE, WE ARE THANKFUL WE HAVE THE SUPPORT OF, OF THE COMMUNITY.

UH, MS. MILLER, UH, IS, AS A KID, SAY SHE'S MY RIDE OR DIE , WHEREVER I SHOWED UP, SHE WAS THERE.

WE, WE JUST KIND OF HELPED EACH OTHER.

WE HAVE MS. WILLIAMS, WHO HAS BEEN A, A NEIGHBOR OUT IN THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER CLOSE TO 50 YEARS.

WE HAVE THE FORMER PRINCIPAL OF LBJ HIGH SCHOOL WHO HAS ALWAYS SUPPORTED US.

AND THE NEW PRINCIPAL, UM, OF LBJ HIGH SCHOOL, DR.

UH, JOSEPH WELCH.

AND, UH, MR. TOLLIVER, WHO IS WITH THE LBJ NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, WHO HAS ALWAYS SUPPORTED US.

AND WE'VE ALL FORMED KIND OF, OF A COLLECTIVE BECAUSE THERE'S JUST A FEW OF US THAT CAN DO THIS.

UM, YOU KNOW, UH, WORKING PEOPLE ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND MEETINGS.

AND SO, UH, WE DID, WE'RE NOT ABLE TO DO THIS UNTIL WE RETIRED.

I WAS AT A MEETING YESTERDAY AT THE LIBRARY, UM, STRATEGIC PLANNING BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A LIBRARY EAST OF 180 3.

SO WHEN, WHEN YOU SIGN OFF ON THIS PLAN, THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT YOU HAVE TO SIGN OFF ON TO MAKE THIS COMMUNITY A COMPLETE COMMUNITY.

BUT WE ARE APPRECIATIVE.

WE THANK YOU.

UM, I SAID, UM, AND BEFORE THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT THAT, UM, I'M A WOMAN OF FAITH AND I WAS TAUGHT NEVER, EVER TO GIVE UP.

AND ONE OF MY SCRIPTURES IS I WAS YOUNG, BUT NOW I'M OLD.

I'VE NEVER SEEN THE RIGHTEOUS FORSAKEN OR HIS SEED BEGGING BREAD.

IT'S TIME FOR US TO STOP HAVING THE BAG.

WE NEED THIS.

THANK YOU.

AMEN.

COUNCIL HAR MEDICINE.

DO YOU WANNA, WERE YOU, DID YOU WANNA SAY ANYTHING MORE? UH, THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I APPRECIATE THE OFFER.

UM, DO YOU MIND ALLOWING FOR A COLLEAGUE TO GO BEFORE ME? I, UM, YEP.

UNLIKE MS. SCOTT, I'M OFTEN CHEERFUL AND SHE GOT ME.

SO IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND GIVING ME A MINUTE.

WELL, LET ME START AND GO FIRST.

I, I REALLY APPRECIATE THE STAFF'S WORK ON THIS AS WELL AS, UH, THE OTHER PARTNERS.

I, YOU KNOW, I WASN'T SURE HOW YOU WERE GONNA GET FROM HERE TO THERE ON THIS PROJECT.

AND YOU HAVE, UH, AND YOU NEEDED TO, UH, BECAUSE THE BAR, BARBARA, SCOTT, AND, AND THE COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN A, A SUCH STRONG ADVOCATES SUSTAINED

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CONTINUAL, UH, FOR, FOR SUCH A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, UH, WELL BEFORE MY PARTICIPATION ON THIS DESK.

UH, BUT I WILL SAY THAT FROM THE MOMENT I ARRIVED ON THIS DESK, AND I FEEL LIKE IT WAS WITHIN MINUTES WHEN MS. SCOTT WAS EXPLAINING TO ME WHY IT WAS WE NEEDED TO GET HERE, UH, THAT HAS BEEN JUST A CONTINUAL AND CONSTRUCTIVE ADVOCATE, UH, AT A TIME WHEN FOR MANY PEOPLE, THE PATH AND THE HOPE WAS NOT APPARENT.

UH, BUT, UH, MS. SCOTT AND, AND HER COLLEAGUES, UM, JUST ALWAYS BELIEVED AND INSISTED, UH, THAT THIS PROJECT GET DONE AND GET LAUNCHED.

UM, YOU'VE BROUGHT TOGETHER SOME OF THE COMMUNITY FOLKS THAT, THAT, UH, WE HAVE ALL SEEN MUCH OF OVER TIME.

UM, I'VE GOTTEN A, A TEXT THIS MORNING FROM, FROM ASHTON C****R BATCH, UH, WHO WISHES, UH, HE WAS HERE WITH YOU.

UH, HE WAS WITH ME, UH, ON THE FIRST DAY WHEN, WHEN I OPENED UP MY OFFICE, UH, AND, AND WAS FOR ME, UH, ONE OF, UH, MY TEACHERS, UH, AND, AND, AND CONSTANT ADVOCATES.

SO I JUST WANNA THANK HIM, UH, WHEREVER, WHEREVER HE IS ALSO FOR, FOR HIS WORK.

BUT THERE WERE JUST SO MANY PEOPLE, UH, INVOLVED IN THIS.

BUT I THINK YOU WERE RIGHT, MS. SCOTT.

AS YOU TURN REALLY QUICKLY FROM THE CELEBRATION OF WHAT I ANTICIPATE WE WILL BE APPROVING ON NOVEMBER 3RD, TO RECOGNIZE THAT THAT IS JUST THE FIRST STEP, UH, AND THAT THERE IS STILL A LOT OF ACTION AND ACTIVITY THAT NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE.

THAT WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW IS THAT THE PATH IS REALLY CLEARLY DEFINED.

UM, AND NOW THAT THE PATHS CLEARLY DEFINED, IT HAS TO GET EXECUTED.

AND THERE'S NOTHING NECESSARILY CERTAIN ABOUT THE EXECUTION.

UH, SO THE ADVOCACY OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS IMPORTANT.

BUT QUITE FRANKLY, YOU HAVE MADE ADVOCACY OF THIS PROJECT SOMETHING THAT IS NOT JUST ADVOCACY COMING FROM EAST AUSTIN OR FROM THIS PART OF TOWN.

YOU HAVE TURNED THE ENTIRE CITY INTO AN ADVOCATE FOR THIS PROJECT.

AND I JUST WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU AND, AND EVERYONE FOR GETTING US TO, TO THIS PLACE.

I LOOK FORWARD TO VOTING FOR THIS, UH, NOVEMBER.

AND I WANT TO, TO ESPECIALLY, UH, RECOGNIZE THE LEADERSHIP OF MY COLLEAGUE, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON, WHO SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER MANAGED TO MAKE COLONY PARK PART OF EVERY CONVERSATION THAT WE HAD ON ANYTHING.

UH, WE COULD BE PASSING SOMETHING THAT WASN'T EVEN REMOTELY RELATED TO THIS.

AND, AND COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON WOULD BE RAISING YOUR HAND AND SAYING, NOW HOW DO WE PUT COLONY PARKS? GET INTO THIS .

UM, AND SO, CONGRATULATIONS, COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON.

THIS IS SOMETHING I KNOW THAT HAS BEEN ONE OF YOUR HIGHEST PRIORITIES.

AND QUITE FRANKLY, UH, WITHOUT YOUR PUSH AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITIES, I'M NOT SURE WE WOULD BE HERE TODAY.

SO CONGRATULATIONS TO, TO YOU AS WELL, COUNCIL MEMBER REN AND COUNCIL MEMBER POOL.

YEAH.

AND I ALSO WANT TO THANK, UM, THEY TAKE YOU TO MY COLLEAGUE.

UH, YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S, UH, THE REALITY IS THAT, UM, WHEN IT COMES TO EAST AUSTIN PROJECTS, THEY DO TAKE A LONG TIME.

I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS IN THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AND WE WERE DISCUSSING ABOUT CONLEY PARK, AND THIS WAS, UH, IN THE NINETIES AND THE EARLY 2000.

SO YOU, I SAID, IT'S, UH, IT'S A FACT RIGHT NOW THAT IN ORDER TO GET ANYTHING DONE IN EAST AUSTIN, IT USUALLY TAKES 25 YEARS OR MORE, YOU KNOW, BUT WE FOUGHT THE SAME BATTLE IN SOUTH THE, IN THE SOUTH DEAL DEVELOPMENT THERE, AND THE MAC, THE MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER.

AND IT TOOK US OVER 25 YEARS TO GET THESE PROJECTS DONE.

AND, UH, WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR THIS FOR YEARS.

AND I WANT TO SAY TO THE CONLEY PARK RESIDENTS AND THE STAFF, CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS.

UH, BUT LET'S NOT KEEP OUR GUARDS DOWN BECAUSE IT'S THE BEGINNING, IT'S NOT THE END.

SO I WANT TO SAY THAT I'LL BE HERE TO ALSO SPEAKING UP FOR YOU'ALL IF, UH, SOMETHING GOES WRONG.

BUT THANK YOU.

I WANTED TO BOTH CONGRATULATE OUR GOOD FRIENDS IN COLONY PARK.

AND, AND REMEMBER THE EARLY DAYS WHEN WE HAD THE, UM, EASTERN CRESCENT CONVERSATIONS AND THE CONVENING OF A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT REALLY DID KIND OF START TO THROW THAT, UH,

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FABRIC OUT THERE TO PULL EVERYBODY TOGETHER ON, UH, THE LONG WALK FORWARD.

IT DOES TAKE A WHILE WHEN THE PROJECTS ARE REALLY BIG AND COMPLICATED.

AND, AND I HAVE TO THINK THAT, THAT THE RESULTS ARE ALL THE MORE, UM, SWEET BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF EFFORT THAT THAT HAD TO BE EXPENDED.

UM, I DID WANT TO ASK JUST ONE DETAILED QUESTION OF OUR STAFF ON THE TURS.

DO WE KNOW WHEN THAT IS? WOULD THAT BE AN ELECTION OR IS THAT A VOTE OF, OF THE, OF THE COUNCIL? IT'LL, IT'LL BE A VOTE OF COUNCIL.

OKAY.

UH, NO ELECTION IS NECESSARY.

UM, SO ON NOVEMBER 3RD, WE'LL HAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND THEN THE, THE ORDINANCE WILL BE PRESENTED FOR, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION TO ADOPT IT.

VERY.

OKAY.

THAT, THAT'S GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH THIS.

THANK YOU.

ALSO, JUST WANTED TO SHARE MY GRATITUDE TO OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, TO OUR FINANCE DEPARTMENT FOR BRINGING FORWARD THIS FINANCING PLAN AND TO MS. SCOTT AND THE NEIGHBORS FOR THEIR FIERCE ADVOCACY.

I'M EXCITED TO BE PART OF THIS MILESTONE MOMENT TO HELP, UH, SUPPORT, UH, THE FINANCING PLAN THAT'S COMING FORWARD.

I CERTAINLY, AS SOMEONE WHO REPRESENTS AN EASTERN CRESCENT COMMUNITY, I KNOW THAT OUR EASTERN CRESCENT COMMUNITIES ARE, ARE BOUND TOGETHER BY SHARED VALUES AND NEEDS.

UM, I WOULD JUST NOTE THAT, UH, CERTAINLY WHEN THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND PASSES, THAT I WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE OF INCREASING THE AMOUNT, UH, FOR, FROM THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND TO SPUR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COLONY PARK.

SO JUST WANTED TO SHARE MY SUPPORT FOR THAT AS WELL.

I'M VERY PRO.

THANK YOU.

UM, I TOO AM UM, EXCITED TO SEE US TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THIS STEP FORWARD AND, AND CONGRATULATE THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING TIRELESSLY AND FEARLESSLY, UM, AND RECOGNIZE THE WORK OF COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON.

ON THIS, I DO HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS CUZ I WANNA MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE FUNDING THIS PROPERLY.

UM, SO A GOOD CHUNK OF THE FUNDS IS THE LAND SALE REVENUE.

UM, WE OBVIOUSLY OWN THE PROPERTY, BUT CAN YOU GO INTO MORE DETAIL ABOUT THE ASSUMPTIONS THAT ARE IN THAT AND HOW THAT'S WORKING? SO OUR PARTNER COULD TELLS, HAS RUN PROJECTIONS ON THE APPROXIMATE, UM, TRANSACTION FEES THAT WILL OCCUR FROM LAND SALES AND IT'S BASED ON THEIR FORECAST.

AND SO AS IN PREVIOUS DEVELOPMENT, UH, PROPERTY WILL BE TAKEN DOWN AND IT WILL BE SOLD AND THEN THOSE REVENUES WILL BE SPURRED BACK INTO THE DEVELOPMENT.

OKAY.

SO IN THE DIAGRAM IT IS, UM, THE PART THAT'S NOT THE PARK HERE IS ALL FOR SALE BEYOND THE, UM, CENTRAL HEALTH AND, AND THE ROADWAYS.

YES.

OKAY.

UM, AND THEN, UM, WITH RESPECT TO THE POD, UM, CAUSE I HAVEN'T, IT MAY HAVE BEEN, I DON'T THINK THAT'S POSTED YET.

FOR, FOR US, CAN YOU SPEAK A LITTLE BIT TO WHAT WE WOULD ANTICIPATE IN THE POD CHANGES? UM, INCREASED DENSITY IN TERMS OF THE LOT SIZE, THE HOME SIZE.

AND SO WE WILL NEED TO BRING BACK, UM, THAT TO COUNCIL.

IT'LL BE SOME CHANGES, BUT WE WILL HAVE MORE DETAIL ONCE WE COME BACK.

BUT IT'S BASED ON, UM, RESEARCH THAT WE'VE DONE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COACHELLAS.

OKAY.

UM, AND THEN IN TERMS OF THE, THE INFRASTRUCTURE, UM, WHEN YOU DO THE 90% THAT LEAVES THE 10% AND YOU MENTIONED SORT OF PARKS, BUT YOU DIDN'T MENTION PUBLIC SAFETY.

WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY? WHAT ARE THE NEEDS WITH RESPECT TO FIRE AND POLICE STATIONS IN THAT AREA? SO, FOR PUBLIC SAFETY NEEDS, UM, BECAUSE THE, THE TIMING OF THE DEVELOPMENT, UM, IS STRETCHED OUT OVER SO MANY YEARS, WE, WE DO HAVE TIME TO BE ABLE TO WORK THOSE DETAILS OUT.

UM, THERE'S NOT A NEED RIGHT NOW FOR ANY ADDITIONAL STATIONS, UM, BUT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THOSE AS THAT, AS A, IF THAT COMES ABOUT.

UM, BUT AT THIS POINT WE'RE, WE'RE REALLY THE MAIN OPERATING NEEDS WILL REVOLVE AROUND, UM, PARKS AND THEN THE, UM, ROADWAYS RIGHT OF WAY.

UM, SO THROUGH BOTH PROPERTY TAX AS WELL AS LIKE TOUGH REVENUES IN THE SORT, UM, THOSE ITEMS WILL ALL BE COVERED, UM, AS THE DEVELOPMENT, UM, PICKS UP.

AND I WASN'T THANK YOU.

AND I WASN'T ABLE TO PULL UP THE WILDFIRE HUB.

IS THIS IN A HIGH WILDFIRE RISK AREA? CUZ IT DOES RING THE CITY AND SO THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION AND WE CAN DO SOME RESEARCH ON THAT FACULTY.

OKAY.

AND, AND THE REASON THAT I'M ASKING IS THAT AS WE, YOU KNOW, MOVE FORWARD THE NEXT STAGES WITH THE MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, UM, IF IT'S A HIGH RISK AREA, I WANNA MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE, YOU'RE FOLLOWING THE, THE WEI CODE SO THAT THE BUILDINGS WILL BE HARDENED.

UM, PEOPLE SOMETIMES THINK THAT THE RISK IS ONLY IN ONE PART OF TOWN AND, AND WE HAVE A RING AROUND OUR CITY THERE, YOU

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KNOW, THE, THE VEGETATION THAT LEADS TO THE POTENTIAL FIRES IS DIFFERENT, BUT THE RISKS ARE, ARE, ARE HIGH ALL AROUND MM-HMM.

.

UM, AND WE HAVE PROBABLY ADOPTED THE WEED CODE SINCE YOU STARTED, UM, THIS PROCESS.

AND YOU KNOW, WHAT WE'VE BEEN FINDING IS THAT THE EARLIER IT'S, THE EARLIER WE ADOPT, UM, THE ELEMENTS OF THAT CODE INTO THE BUILDINGS, UM, AND INTO THE PROCESS AND INTO THE DESIGN, UM, THEN IT IS COST NEUTRAL.

UM, BUT YOU DON'T WANNA HAVE TO RETROFIT THAT INTO THE PROCESS SORT OF LATER AND SINCE, I JUST WANTED TO FLAG THAT IN CASE IT WASN'T.

UM, BUT THANK YOU.

I LOOK FORWARD TO REVIEWING THE MATERIALS AND AND, AND MOVING FORWARD ON THIS.

THANK YOU.

THANKS.

SURE.

TO GO LAST I THINK.

PERFECT.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

I JUST, I'LL KEEP IT BRIEF CUZ I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS MOMENT.

I THINK IT CAME ON MY RADAR PROBABLY 20 16, 20 15 WHEN A LOT OF THE PUBLIC MEETINGS WERE HAPPENING, UM, TO FIGURE OUT WHO THE PARTNER WAS GONNA BE TO BUILD THIS.

AND SO IT'S ALSO SURPRISING TO SEE IT, YOU KNOW, TAKING THIS LONG.

I KNOW THAT A LOT OF THESE BIG PROJECTS NEED THIS LEVEL OF DETAIL AND THIS LEVEL OF EFFORT, UM, ON CITY STAFF SIDE AND ON THE COMMUNITY SIDE.

BUT I'M REALLY EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THIS MOMENT OVER, OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

UM, I HAVE ONE BRIEF QUESTION FOR STAFF.

DO YOU KNOW GENERALLY IF THE EXPECTED MIX OF SINGLE FAMILY MISSING MIDDLE OR APARTMENTS IS GONNA STAY THE SAME? OR IF THERE'S BEEN ANY RECALIBRATION OF THAT WITH COACHELLAS AS WE, UM, SEE THE PUD COME BACK TO US.

SO THAT WILL BE PART OF OUR N D A NEGOTIATIONS, UM, AND WE WILL BRING THAT BACK AS PART OF THE PUD.

SO YES.

OKAY.

I'LL LOOK FORWARD.

IT COULD CHANGE AND SHIFT.

OKAY.

SOUNDS GOOD.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THAT.

THANK YOU HEATHER OTO.

UM, THANK YOU.

AND I WANNA, I WANNA ALSO EXTEND MY THANKS TO TO OUR STAFF FOR SEEING THIS WORK, UM, TO THIS POINT.

BUT REALLY TO EXTEND MY, MY HUGE THANKS TO THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN, BEEN ACTIVE ADVOCATES, UM, FOR COLONY PARK FOR YEARS.

AND YOU KNOW, THERE WERE, IT WAS A, THERE WAS A MOMENT ON THIS SLIDE THAT TALKED ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING AND THAT MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING WAS CONSTRUCTED BECAUSE THE GYM FAILED AND NO ONE KNEW THE GYM FAILED UNTIL VILMA OVERTON CALLED A COUPLE COUNCIL OFFICES, INCLUDING MINE AND INVITED US TO GO SEE THAT.

AND THE STUDENTS AT, AT OVERTON ELEMENTARY HAD BEEN PRACTICING IN PORTABLE BUILDINGS.

THEY'D BEEN HAVING THEIR PE CLASSES IN A PORTABLE BUILDING, WHICH I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO SEE AT THE SAME TIME AS WELL.

UM, AND SO THEY, THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN POWERFUL ADVOCATES FOR THE CHILDREN IN THAT COMMUNITY AND, AND THE FAMILIES IN THAT COMMUNITY FOR YEARS.

AND I APPRECIATE, I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR ADVOCACY AND I'M REALLY EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR THIS NEXT WEEK AND TO SEE THIS, THIS PLAN MOVING FORWARD.

UM, I DO HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ASSESSMENTS.

THERE'S, UH, ONE OF THE FUNDING OPTIONS ON HERE, ONE OF THE FUNDING MECHANISMS IS THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.

AND IS THAT AN ASSESSMENT? CAUSE I UNDERSTAND THAT'S USUALLY AN ASSESSMENT THAT WILL GO TO EVERYBODY WHO LIVES IN THAT AREA.

IS THAT ACCURATE? AND IS THERE A TIME PERIOD WHERE THAT ENDS OR IS THAT JUST IN PERPETUITY? THERE WOULD DEFINITELY, UM, BE AN END DATE TO THAT.

UM, IT, I WOULD THINK IF IT'S SIMILAR TO WHEN THERE'S, THERE'S PROB WOULDN'T WE ISSUE BONDS AND THERE'S THE LIFE OF THE BOND AND WE, AND WE PAY THOSE OFF.

SO IT WOULD BE A SIMILAR KIND OF SITUATION WHERE FOR WHERE ONCE THAT'S PAID OFF, THEN THE, THE PAID WOULD EXPIRE AND AND 10 MILLION IS 10 MILLION IS THE MA IS THE ESTIMATE OR IS THAT A MAX? UM, THAT'S JUST THE ESTIMATED NEEDED AMOUNT, UM, TO COVER THE, TO COVER THAT BASED ON THE VARIOUS FUNDING SOURCES WE HAVE IN THE STACK.

AND SO COUNCIL MEMBER FRONTEST MENTIONED, UH, POTENTIALLY MORE BOND FUNDING AND THAT THAT COULD, I ASSUME HELP REDUCE THE AMOUNT YES.

OF THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, WHICH MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT THE COUNCIL AS THIS COMES BACK TO COUNCIL IN FUTURE FUTURE MONTHS WHEN MANY OF US ARE, OR AT LEAST SOME OF US ARE GONNA BE GONE, THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING WORTH CONSIDERING.

THIS IS PARTICULARLY WELL.

SO I, I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT HOW THAT WORKS WITH INDIVIDUALS IN THE AFFORDABLE UNITS.

ARE THEY RECEIVING THE SAME PIT ASSESSMENT AS THE OTHER RESIDENTS? OR IS THAT INTENDED? THE MULTI-FAMILY STRUCTURES WILL BE, UM, AS PART OF THE ASSESSMENT, UM, AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS THAT WE'VE DONE.

BUT WE CAN DEFINITELY LOOK INTO THE AFFORDAB AFFORDABLE UNIT COMPONENTS CUZ I, I SEE YOU WILL'S TURNING, SO YEAH, WE'LL DEFINITELY, UM, TAKE A LOOK AT THAT TO SEE HOW WE CAN MITIGATE THAT.

IF PO IF POSSIBLE, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

ARE THE UNITS, ARE THE FOR SALE UNITS, ARE SOME OF THOSE AFFORDABLE AS WELL? I THINK WE HAD A SLIDE ON IT, RIGHT?

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THERE WOULD BE A MIX OF AFFORDABLE MULTI-FAMILY AND SINGLE FAMILY.

AND SO THOSE TWO WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.

SO YEAH, I WOULD, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THERE, THAT THERE BE SOME THINKING ABOUT THAT SO THAT THAT ASSESSMENT DOESN'T FALL, UM, FALL AT THE SAME RATE ONTO THOSE INDIVIDUALS IN AFFORDABLE UNITS.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN HAVING A CONVERSATION AT OUR HOUSING AND PLANNING, UM, COMMITTEE MEETING ABOUT ASSESSMENTS AND HOW, AND HOMEOWNER FEES AND HOW TO, YOU KNOW, HOW TO MAKE SURE WITH OWNERSHIP UNITS, ESPECIALLY THAT THOSE DON'T, DON'T MAKE IT UNAFFORDABLE FOR SOMEBODY TO STAY IN THERE.

AND I JUST, I THINK I MENTIONED THIS TO MY COLLEAGUES, BUT I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW AGAIN THAT THE UT LAW CLINIC IS WORKING WITH MY OFFICE ON A PROJECT THIS SEMESTER, LOOKING AT THAT AND LOOKING AT AT SOME OF THE LAWS THAT, UM, THAT, THAT RELATE TO THAT AND, AND ARE GOING TO PROPOSE US, PROPOSE TO US SOME OPTIONS.

THEY'RE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT AND CLOSELY WITH DECK AND I THINK THEY'RE GONNA PROPOSE SOME, SOME DIFFERENT ALTERNATIVES FOR HOW WE MIGHT HANDLE THOSE ASSESSMENTS DIFFERENTLY.

AND SO THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY REALLY TO MAKE SURE THAT, THAT WE'RE, THAT WE'RE, UM, THINKING ABOUT THAT AT THE OUTSET MM-HMM.

AND HOW TO KEEP THOSE UNITS AFFORDABLE.

THE OTHER, THE OTHER, UM, THING I WOULD NOTE IS THAT WE'VE LEARNED A LOT FROM THE MILLER UNITS THAT I KNOW, UH, DIRECTOR HOLT, ROB KNOWS, UH, IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE IN CLOSE COMMUNICATION WITH TRAVIS CAD ABOUT THOSE VALUATIONS SO THAT THAT TOO DOESN'T BECOME AN IMPEDIMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN OUR, IN OUR AFFORDABLE UNITS TO STAY IN THERE.

IS THAT PART OF THE WORK THAT YOU'RE ALREADY DOING? YES, THAT WILL BE PART OF OUR, WE'VE LEARNED FROM THAT PROJECT.

SO YES, WE WILL TAKE THOSE LESSONS FOR IT IN COLONY PARK.

GREAT.

AND THEN LAST, MY LAST QUESTION IS ABOUT THE RIGHT TO RETURN POLICY.

THE PREFERENCE POLICY.

WILL THAT BE, WILL THAT BE, UM, SOMETHING THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE PILOTED WITHIN OUR, OUR HOUSING THAT WE'RE CREATING WITHIN THE CITY OF AUSTIN? AND WILL THAT BE AN ELEMENT FOR OUR AFFORDABLE UNITS HERE WHERE THERE'S A, A, A PREFERENCE FOR FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE, UM, HAVE GENERATIONAL TIES TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND ARE, HAVE EITHER BEEN DISPLACED FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN OR HAVE A HIGH LIKELIHOOD OF BEING DISPLACED? HELLO, ROSIE TRU, LOVE DIRECTOR OF HOUSING AND PLANNING.

UH, WE'RE HAPPY TO WORK WITH ELLAS ON, UH, OUR, OUR RIGHT OF RETURN POLICY, UM, TO SEE IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THEY CAN INCORPORATE AS THEY ARE, UM, MOVING FORWARD, UH, AND LOOK FORWARD TO, TO SEEING WHAT KIND OF AFFORDABLE UNITS WILL BE BROUGHT INTO THE, INTO THE DEVELOPMENT.

INTO THE DEVELOPMENT MM-HMM.

.

AND SO THAT IS A POLICY WITHIN OUR AUSTIN HOUSING AND FINANCE CORPORATION NOW, CORRECT.

WITHIN OUR, OUR AFFORDABLE UNITS.

I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S, THAT ARE NOW BEING CREATED.

I DON'T KNOW THAT I WOULD SAY EVERY DEVELOPMENT USES THE RIGHT OF RETURN.

UH, AND SO THAT'S WHY I WOULD WANNA TALK TO THEM ABOUT WHAT THAT WOULD ENTAIL AND HOW WE COULD INCORPORATE THAT INTO, UH, HOW THEY BRING PROJECTS FORWARD.

BUT WE'RE HAPPY TO, TO MAKE THAT CONNECTION ON THAT ISSUE.

IS THERE, UM, WELL I WOULD, I THINK THAT WOULD BE A REAL VALUE, ESPECIALLY, UM, ABSOLUTELY KNOWING, KNOWING THE WAY IN WHICH, UM, GENTRIFICATION HAS REALLY IMPACTED PEOPLE'S ABILITY TO STAY, ESPECIALLY IN, IN EAST AUSTIN.

AND SO I WOULD, I THINK IT WOULD BE A GREAT, A GREAT, UM, DEVELOPMENT TO HAVE THE PREFERENCE POLICY DEPLOYED.

AND, AND TO BE CLEAR, OUR PREFERENCE POLICY IS WHAT WE UTILIZE WHEN AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION IS DEVELOPING PROPERTIES.

BUT IN THIS CASE, THEY'RE GOING TO BE, UM, BROUGHT TO US, SO TO SPEAK.

AND SO WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO, TO HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS WITH ELLAS.

OKAY.

GREAT.

WELL THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND AGAIN, THANKS.

HUGE THANKS TO THE COMMUNITY AND TO OUR STAFF AND MY COLLEAGUE.

HEY, CA HAR UM, MAYOR PRO 10.

SORRY, I HAD ONE MORE, UM, FOLLOW UP QUESTION.

DO WE, WHO SERVICES THE COLONY PARK AREA FOR FIRE? IS IT AN S D OR IS IT AFD? OH, IT'S IT'S CITY.

OKAY.

UM, CUZ I DID CONFIRM, I BELIEVE IT IS IN THE WOO, SO THAT IT'S IN THE WILD END URBAN INTERFACE.

MM-HMM.

.

UM, SO IT'D BE GOOD AS WE'RE MOVING FORWARD TO MAKE SURE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT THOSE RESPONSE TIMES ARE AND, AND I WILL BE MAKING SURE IN THE POD THAT IT IS FOLLOWING THE RULES FOR THE WOO.

SO JUST WANNA MAKE SURE, UM, THAT WE FLAG THAT SO THAT IT CAN BE SMOOTHER, SMOOTHER AT THAT POINT.

GREAT.

THANKS.

COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MEDICINE, YOU WANNA CLOSE THIS OUT? I'D LOVE TO THANK YOU.

UM, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF SUPER AWESOME NICE THINGS I'D LIKE TO SAY.

UM, BUT THEN THERE'S ALSO SOME PRETTY IMPORTANT, UM, AND IN FACT, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO, YOU, YOU KICKED IT OFF FOR ME WHEN YOU SAID THE THING ABOUT JUST ABOUT DISPLACEMENT AND GENTRIFICATION AND SORT OF RIGHT TO RETURN POLICY.

UM, I THINK ALL THOSE THINGS ARE REALLY CRITICAL AND IMPORTANT.

BUT IF I MAY, UM, JUST RECOGNIZING OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST FOUR YEARS, HOW MANY INSTANCES OF DISPLACEMENT AND GENTRIFICATION DID NOT JUST HAPPEN.

THEY WERE 30, 20, 25, 15 YEARS IN THE MAKING.

THERE ARE

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A LOT OF FOLKS, UM, FOR WHOM, YOU KNOW, MY CONSTITUENTS PAID OFF THEIR 30 YEAR MORTGAGES BY RENTING THEIR HOMES FOR 27 YEARS AND THEN GOT KICKED OUT AS SOON AS THE, THE PROPERTY WAS VALUABLE ENOUGH.

SO I'D LIKE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY GENTRIFICATION DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT.

IT IS A LONG, DELIBERATE STRATEGIC PROCESS.

AND WE AS A MUNICIPALITY HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO STAY GENTRIFICATION AND DISPLACEMENT.

AND THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN AS A RESULT OF REACTING TO IT.

WE HAVE TO PREEMPT IT.

AND SO I REALLY APPRECIATE COUNCIL MEMBER, BEN, YOU MAKING NOTE OF HOW LONG THIS PROCESS HAS BEEN, HOW LONG SOUTH THE WAS.

AND THAT'S, YOU KNOW, A REAL GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THAT I HOPE, YOU KNOW, IN YOUR RETIREMENT THAT YOU AND MISS LAWYER AREN'T HAVING TO COME BEFORE COUNSEL TO FUSS AT US ABOUT WALTER E. LONG OR WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH FLEET SERVICES OR ANY OF THE OTHER DEVELOPMENTS IN DISTRICT ONE THAT, YOU KNOW, IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY, WE'LL LANGUISH.

SO THANK YOU TO STAFF, THANK YOU TO THE COMMUNITY, THANK YOU TO MY PREDECESSOR AND HER PEERS WHO HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR LONGER THAN I EVEN CONSIDERED MUNICIPAL POLICY, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO SERVE.

UM, SO THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY, ALL THE THANK YOUS, UM, BUT ALSO RECOGNIZING THAT BENIGN NEGLECT IS EVERYBODY'S PROBLEM.

AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

UM, MAYOR THAT YOU POINTED OUT THAT EVERYBODY CAME OUT FOR COLONY PARK, EVERYBODY'S BEEN HEATING THE CRY AND THE CALL AND, AND WERE VERY PATIENT WITH ME BRINGING COLONY PARK UP AND EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY MEETING RECOGNIZING THE LEVEL OF IMPORTANCE AND COMMITMENT, UM, THAT FAR TOO MANY IN THE COMMUNITY HAD TO THE PROJECT.

UM, SO I'M HAPPY, UM, BUT I'M ALSO HOPEFUL THAT WE'VE LEARNED SOME LESSONS AND THAT WE DO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SOLIDIFY THE COLONY PARK AND LAKESIDE CDC, GIVE THEM MORE POWER, OFFER THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO WALK THEM THROUGH SOME CAPACITY BUILDING SO THAT THEY CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN THE AREA.

UM, THE INQUIRY THAT I MADE TO THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE ABOUT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS AND THAT EASTERN PART OF DISTRICT ONE, I'D LIKE TO HAVE MORE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT IF IT, WHETHER OR NOT IT'D BE APPROPRIATE TO, TO DEVELOP MORE OF THOSE.

I'D LIKE TO HAVE MORE CONVERSATIONS, UM, WITH THIS BODY, THE NEW BODY, IF I GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO SERVE ABOUT LAND TRUST AND ABOUT ACQUISITION DOLLARS THAT WE COULD USE RIGHT NOW TO PREEMPT GENTRIFICATION AND DISPLACEMENT, TO BUILD IN SOME PERPETUAL AFFORDABILITY FROM THE START BEFORE WHAT WE KNOW IS GONNA HAPPEN.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF EAST 180 3, WE ALL KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.

ANYBODY WHO'S BEEN IN AUSTIN FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS KNOWS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE CUZ YOU WATCH IT HAPPEN IN CENTRAL EAST SUTON.

SO I'M SAYING RIGHT NOW WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUT IN FRONT OF IT.

IF WE MAKE THAT COMMITMENT, THAT IS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT WE TOOK A HOLD OF.

IF WE DON'T MAKE THAT COMMITMENT, THEN IT IS NOBODY'S FAULT BUT OUR OWN THAT WE DIDN'T COMMIT IN 2022 TO WHAT THE FUTURE OF FAR EAST DISTRICT ONE LOOKS LIKE.

WE HAD A CHANCE.

I DON'T WANT US TO MISS IT.

SO I WOULD BE REMISS TO NOT BRING THAT UP.

I'D ALSO, UM, LIKE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, THE, THE BENIGN NEGLECT EXTENDS BEYOND GIANT PROJECTS LIKE COLONY PARK.

YOU KNOW, WHEN I VISIT REC CENTERS IN MY DISTRICT, THERE'S A REC CENTER IN BETWEEN MINE AND, AND COUNCIL MEMBER'S DISTRICT WHERE WE WENT FOR A COMMUNITY EVENT.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE A NET ON THE BASKETBALL GOAL, NO NET ON THE BASKETBALL GOAL.

THAT'S A HARD FACILITY WITH NO NET ON THE BASKETBALL GOAL.

I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW FREQUENTLY MY CONSTITUENTS COME TO ME AND TALK TO US ABOUT OUR STUDENT ATHLETES TEARING UP THEIR ANKLES AND KNEES AND OTHER PARTS OF THEIR BODIES BECAUSE OF SUBSTANDARD SUBPAR CONDITIONS FOR THEIR FIELDS WHERE THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE ENGAGING IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES THAT TEACH THEM ABOUT TEAM SPORTS AND BEING A TEAM PLAYER AND BEING PHYSICALLY FIT AND HEALTHY AND GETTING OUT AND GETTING FRESH AIR.

YOU KNOW, ALL THOSE THINGS ARE GREAT, BUT IF THE FIELDS HAVE POTHOLES ALL OVER 'EM AND OUR STUDENT ATHLETES ARE GETTING INJURED, THEN WE ALSO HAVE THE COMMITMENT THAT WE NEED TO MAKE ALL OVER THE EAST SIDE ABOUT THOSE KINDS OF ISSUES THAT ARE PROMINENT AND PROLIFIC AND WE HEAR ABOUT THEM.

SO I JUST, I HOPE THAT THE EXTENSION OF THE CARE AND CONCERN AROUND THESE AREAS OF AUSTIN, UM, THAT HAVE BEEN NEGLECTED, THAT DO SUFFER FROM BENIGN NEGLECT ALL OVER THE PLACE.

I HOPE THAT THE ENTIRE CITY OF AUSTIN SEES THIS AS OUR CHARGE AND RECOGNIZES THAT WE'RE ALL STEWARDS FOR ALL PARTS OF AUSTIN AND DON'T CONTINUE TO LET A PART OF TOWN LANGUISH AND DISREPAIR.

UM, AND SO WITH THAT SAID, I I WILL JUST SCREAM FROM THE ROOFTOPS.

I CAN'T OVERSTATE HOW EXCITED I AM, UM, TO VOTE FOR THIS ITEM.

THIS REPRESENTS A

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HUGE MOMENT AND A VERY LONG EFFORT TO FINALLY BRING SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENTS TO A PART OF TOWN THAT FRANKLY HAS BEEN OVERLOOKED FOR FAR TOO MANY DECADES.

UM, THE COMMUNITY PULLED THROUGH, THEY CAME THROUGH, THEY FIND A WAY LIKE WE ALWAYS DO, BUT WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO.

AND SO I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT MOVING FORWARD, THE CONVERSATION IS GONNA CHANGE TO ACTUAL PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF WHAT IT IS THAT I HOPE WE ALL VOTE FOR.

THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.

IT LITERALLY TOOK BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS FROM A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE FOR US TO GET HERE.

A GIANT THANK YOU TO COMMUNITY ADVOCATES WHO'VE BEEN PUSHING RELENTLESSLY FOR SO LONG TO OUR STAFF FOR COMING UP WITH THIS INNOVATIVE PLAN.

AND I WANNA MAKE SURE TO PUT SOME EMPHASIS THERE.

THEY HAD TO GET INNOVATIVE.

SOME OF THE PRIVATE PARTNERS WE THOUGHT WE'D GET, WE DIDN'T GET SOME OF OUR, UM, OTHER ELECTED BODIES DIDN'T HELP US WHEN WE THOUGHT THEY MIGHT.

AND SO OUR STAFF, THE CITY OF AUSTIN STAFF HAD TO FIGURE IT OUT.

AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT THEY TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT AND MADE THE COMMITMENT TO ROBUST EFFORT TO FINALLY KICKSTART WHAT WILL BE A TRULY TRANSFORMATIONAL INVESTMENT IN OUR EASTERN CRESCENT.

UM, I AM DEFINITELY GONNA HAVE A LOT MORE TO SAY ABOUT THIS ITEM WHEN IT COMES BEFORE US, BUT FOR NOW, I MAY IT SUFFICE TO SAY THAT I AM OVER THE MOON, UM, WITH WHAT I SEE IN MY MIND'S EYE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS AFFECTING DISTRICT ONE SINCE I TOOK OFFICE.

UM, AND NOW THAT WE CAN PUT A BIG, BIG OLD GREEN CHECK MARK NEXT TO THIS ONE, I'M READY FOR THE NEXT AND HOPE TO GET THE SAME LEVEL OF SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT FROM OUR COLLEAGUES AND OUR AND OUR CITY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, STAFF.

GREAT JOB MS. SCOTT, AND TO THE OTHERS.

CONGRATULATIONS.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S GO AHEAD THEN.

MANAGER, WE'RE GONNA GO TO THE 9 1 1 AND THEN WE'LL GO TO SOME PULLED ITEMS. BOTH, I THINK WHILE THE FOLKS ARE LEAVING, COLLEAGUES, UH, I'VE HANDED OUT, UH, VERSION FOUR FOR ITEM NUMBER 42.

UH, THIS WAS IN RESPONSE TO, UM, UH, THIS IS THE ITEM THAT DEAL DEALT WITH, UH, OFFSETS, ENVIRONMENTALLY CONTAINS THE LANGUAGE WE INDICATED WE WOULD PUT ON WHEN WE WERE MEETING TWO WEEKS AGO.

IT INCLUDES, UH, SOME AMENDMENTS, UH, SUGGESTED BY COUNCIL MEMBER POOL, UH, AND COUNCIL MEMBER AND MAYOR PROTE, UH, ALTER, UH, IN HER MESSAGE BOARD POST.

IT WAS ATTACHED TO THE MESSAGE BOARD POST AND WILL BE INCLUDED IN BACKUP FOR THIS, UH, ITEM ALSO HANDED OUT, UH, SOME, UH, AMENDMENTS ON THE, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL, UH, RESOLUTION THAT I'M SURE WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT.

UM, AND PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE'S TWO, UH, AMENDMENTS.

THERE'S ONE ON THE FRONT AND ONE ON THE BACK OF THAT PAGE ALSO POSTED.

GOOD.

GOOD.

[B3. 911 Communications Retention and Recruitment.]

OKAY, MAYOR, COUNCIL, UH, FOR THE NEXT, WE'RE GONNA HEAR A BRIEFING ON OUR RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF OUR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS, UH, AREA.

AND I JUST WANT TO BEGIN BY ASSURING YOU THAT THIS ISSUE HAS MY FULL ATTENTION AND I HAVE BEEN MEETING REGULARLY WITH OUR ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, SENIO AND ARIANA, AS WELL AS THE CHIEF AND OUR HR DIRECTOR TO MAKE SURE THAT NOT ONLY ARE WE ADDRESSING THE IMMEDIATE CONCERNS THAT WE ARE SEEING, UH, IN THIS, UH, AREA, BUT ALSO THE LONGER TERM STRATEGIES THAT, UH, WE NEED TO REALLY RIGHT SIZE AND FIX, UH, THE SITUATION OVERALL.

UH, WE'RE NOT GONNA COMPROMISE OUR COMMUNITY SAFETY.

AND I WANT TO REASSURE YOU THAT THIS IS, UH, OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE.

AND WHEN OUR COMMUNITY CALLS 9 1 1, THEY DESERVE A RESPONSE AND A QUICK RESPONSE.

UH, BEFORE I TURNED IT OVER TO CHIEF CHICON TO START THE BRIEFING, I WANTED TO THANK OUR COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO HAVE REALLY LED THE WAY ON THIS ISSUE FOR SOME TIME.

UH, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY ON THESE CHALLENGES FOR OVER A YEAR.

I MEAN, WE KNOW THAT THESE, UH, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION STRATEGIES ARE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO REALLY ROLL UP OUR SLEEVES AND LOOK AT DIFFERENT WAYS TO ADDRESS IT.

UM, BUT THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY A NEW ISSUE.

UM, BUT WE ARE SEEING, SEEING THE CHALLENGES CONTINUE.

I WANNA THANK THE CHIEF AND, AND MS. HAYES, OUR DIRECTOR OF HR, THEY HAVE REALLY PUT THEIR SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL ON ADDRESSING THIS IN DIFFERENT WAYS TO INCENTIVIZE BOTH OUR CURRENT STAFF TO STAY ON BOARD, BUT ALSO TO RECRUIT THE BEST STAFF GOING FORWARD.

I THEREFORE WANNA THANK OUR HARDWORKING STAFF.

WE HAVE INCREDIBLE, UH, FOLKS THAT WORK AT OUR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS, UH, DEPARTMENT, AND, UH, THEY DO THE HARD WORK THAT ARE TAKING THE CALLS TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

AND THEN FINALLY, I'LL MAKE THIS ASK TO OUR COMMUNITY.

HOPEFULLY YOU HEAR SOME THINGS IN TODAY'S PRESENTATION THAT MAY INCENTIVIZE YOU TO APPLYING FOR THIS JOB.

WE NEED YOU, UH, WE ARE OFFERING, UH, GREAT

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BENEFITS.

WE'RE A STRONG COMMUNITY AND A FAMILY HERE AT THE CITY OF AUSTIN, AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU ON BOARD.

UH, SO WITH THAT, I'M GONNA TURN IT OVER TO CHIEF CHICO.

UH, THANK YOU, CITY MANAGER.

UH, AND GOOD MORNING MAYOR, COUNCIL MANAGER JOSEPH, CHUCK ON CHIEF OF POLICE.

UM, YOU KNOW, I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET IN FRONT OF YOU AND TALK ABOUT THIS VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC.

AND JUST LIKE THE MANAGER WAS SAYING, UM, I THINK THAT