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[Call to Order]

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HAPPY HOLIDAY.

YEAH.

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GOOD MORNING.

I'M MAYOR PRO TAM ALLISON ALTAR.

THEY'RE BEING THE NECESSARY QUORUM OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL.

I CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

IT IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2022 AT 9:36 AM WE ARE MEETING IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 3 0 1 WEST SECOND STREET.

WE HAVE, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS, TOVO KELLY AND HARPER MADISON ATTENDING VIRTUALLY COUNCIL MEMBER POOL FUENTES.

MYSELF AND COUNCIL MEMBER VELA, UM, ARE ON THE DIAS.

UM, AS YOU KNOW, UNDER STATE LAW, ONLY TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE NECESSARY FOR A QUORUM TO CANVAS AN ELECTION, BUT WE HAVE ANOTHER ITEM ON THE AGENDA, SO OUR REGULAR QUORUM AND MEMBERS ARE NECESSARY FOR THAT.

SO THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING.

WE

[1. Approve a resolution canvassing the results of the November 8, 2022 election.]

WILL NOW TAKE UP ITEM NUMBER ONE TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION CANVASSING THE RESULTS OF THE NOVEMBER 8TH, 2022 GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS.

I'M GOING TO READ THE RETURNS AND THEN I BELIEVE WE HAVE ONE SPEAKER, UM, TO SPEAK, UM, IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.

THE RETURNS OF THE ELECTION SHOW, AND THIS IS LONG, SO BEAR WITH ME.

UM, IN THE MAYORAL RACE THERE WERE 7,340 VOTES FOR PHIL CAMP PERAL, 122,377 VOTES FOR SELIA ISRAEL 106,883 VOTES FOR KIRK WATSON, 7,137 VOTES FOR ANTHONY BRADSHAW, 56,313 VOTES FOR JENNIFER VERDEN AND 5,815 VOTES FOR GARY SPELLMAN.

GARY SPELMAN WITH CELIA ISRAEL AND KIRK WATSON RECEIVING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES BUT NEITHER RECEIVING A MAJORITY OF ALL VOTES CAST FOR CITY OF AUSTIN MAYOR IN THE DISTRICT ONE RACE THERE WERE 6,065 VOTES FROM A SALE.

RAP D RAMOS 2,519 VOTES FOR CLINTON RAY 2,649 VOTES FOR MELANIE HOUSE DIXON.

12,773 VOTES FOR NATASHA HARPER MADISON WITH NATASHA HARPER.

MADISON RECEIVING A MAJORITY OF ALL VOTES CAST FOR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER.

DISTRICT ONE.

IN THE DISTRICT THREE RACE THERE WERE 7,674 VOTES FOR JOSE VELASQUEZ.

7,260 VOTES FOR DANIELA SILVA.

1078 VOTES FOR GINO FERNANDEZ JR.

2,318 VOTES FOR JOSE NUE, S 1,947 VOTES FOR EVONNE WELDON AND 812 VOTES FOR A SOLO WINER WITH JOSE VELASQUEZ AND DANIEL SILVA RECEIVING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES BUT NEITHER RECEIVING A MAJORITY OF ALL VOTES CAST FOR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT THREE IN THE DISTRICT FIVE RACE THERE WERE 7,933 VOTES FOR RYAN AL 4,861 VOTES FOR BILL WELCH 6,274 VOTES FOR KEN CRAIG.

9,600 VOTES FOR STEPHANIE BAAN.

3,295 VOTES FOR AARON VELASQUEZ WEGMAN AND 796 VOTES FOR BRIAN ANDERSON.

THE SECOND WITH RYAN AL AND STEPHANIE BAAN RECEIVING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES BUT NEITHER RECEIVING A MAJORITY OF ALL VOTES CAST FOR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT FIVE IN THE DISTRICT EIGHT RACE THERE WERE 20,491 VOTES FOR PAIGE ELLIS.

10,066 VOTES FOR RICHARD SMITH.

1,590 VOTES FOR ANTONIO D ROSS AND 3,311 VOTES FOR KIMBERLY P. HAWKINS WITH PAGE ELLIS RECEIVING A MAJORITY OF ALL VOTES CAST FOR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT EIGHT IN THE DISTRICT NINE RACE THERE WERE 1,555 VOTES FOR XENA MITCHELL 10,870 VOTES FOR ZOAB ZO CADRE 3,162 VOTES FOR GREG SMITH.

1,951 VOTES FOR JOE SPEARMAN 1031 VOTES FOR KIM OLSON.

7,677 VOTES FOR BEN LEFFLER.

8,066 VOTES FOR LINDA GUERRERO AND 1,878 VOTES FOR TOM WALD WITH SOJA ZOE CADRE AND LINDA GUERRERO RECEIVING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES BUT NEITHER RECEIVING A MAJORITY OF ALL VOTES CAST FOR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT NINE IN THIS SPECIAL BOND ELECTION.

THE RETURNS OF ELECTION SHOW THAT THERE WERE 223,505 VOTES FOR AND 91,707 VOTES AGAINST PROPOSITION A UH, BEFORE WE TAKE A MOTION, IS THERE ANYONE WHO SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM? NO.

OKAY.

THEY'RE NOT HERE.

IT'S A FOR ITEM TWO.

OKAY.

THERE BEING NO SPEAKERS.

I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR ITEM ONE AND I'M GONNA COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES MAKES THE MOTION COUNCIL MEMBER POOL SECONDS.

I'M GONNA READ THE MOTION TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE IT CORRECT FOR THE RECORD.

COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES MOVES THAT WE APPROVE THE RESOLUTION CANVASSING AND ACCEPTING THE RETURNS FOR THE NOVEMBER 8TH, 2022 GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTION DECLARING NATASHA HARPER MADISON IN DISTRICT ONE IS ELECTED AND DECLARING PAGE ELLIS IN DISTRICT EIGHT IS ELECTED DECLARING

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THAT A RUNOFF IS ELECTION BETWEEN CELIA ISRAEL AND KIRK WATSON IS NECESSARY FOR THE OFFICE OF MAYOR.

DECLARING THAT A RUNOFF ELECTION BETWEEN JOSE ALASKAS AND DANIELA SILVA IS NECESSARY FOR DISTRICT THREE.

DECLARING THAT A RUNOFF ELECTION BETWEEN RYAN ALTAR AND STEPHANIE BAAN IS NECESSARY FOR DISTRICT FIVE AND DECLARING THAT A RUNOFF ELECTION BETWEEN ZOAB, ZO CADRE AND LINDA GUERRERO IS NECESSARY FOR DISTRICT NINE AND DECLARING PROPOSITION A IS ADOPTED.

SO WE HAVE A, A MOTION FROM COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES, A SECOND FROM COUNCIL MEMBER POOL.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUES, COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS AND HARPER MADISON, AND TO ALL OF THOSE WHO MADE IT, UM, TO THE RUNOFF.

UM, WE WILL NOW TAKE A VOTE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? IT IS HUMAN COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO.

HE MADISON.

LOOKS LIKE YOUR HAND'S THERE.

OKAY.

IT'S UNANIMOUS ON THE DIAS WITH COUNCIL MEMBER POOL FUENTES AL AND VELA ON THE DIAS VOTING FOR COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN C HARPER MADISON AND TOVO.

UM, ON THE VIRTUAL DIAS VOTING YES AS WELL AND THE BALANCE OF THE OTHER THREE MEMBERS ABSENT.

THANK YOU.

UM,

[2. Approve an ordinance ordering a runoff election to be held in the City of Austin on December 13, 2022 for the purpose of electing City Council Mayor and Council Members (single member districts) for District 3, District 5, and District 9; making provision for the conduct of the election; and declaring an emergency.]

I WILL NOW ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR ITEM NUMBER TWO.

APPROVE AN ORDINANCE ORDERING A RUNOFF ELECTION TO BE HELD IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN ON DECEMBER 13TH, 2022 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING CITY COUNCIL, MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER, SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICTS FOR DISTRICT THREE, DISTRICT FIVE AND DISTRICT NINE MAKING PROVISION FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE ELECTION AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY COUNCIL MEMBER POOL MAKES THAT MOTION SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER VELA WANTED TO ASK BEFORE WE TAKE SPEAKERS, IF MERNA CAN SPEAK TO, UM, THE EXHIBITS THAT WERE JUST POSTED.

I'M SURE, BUT WE ALSO HAVE ONE SPEAKER, UM, JUST GONNA CALL THEM IN CASE THEY'RE HERE.

JEN RAMOS, GO AHEAD.

COME ON UP.

YEAH, I WANTED TO HAVE YOU SPEAK FIRST OKAY.

SO THAT YOU COULD CLARIFY WHAT WAS GOING ON SO THAT THEY WOULD KNOW, KNOW THAT BEFORE THEY SPOKE.

SO THE POLLING LOCATION SITES HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED, UM, THIS MORNING.

WE HAVE A TOTAL OF 86 EARLY, NO, I'M SORRY, 86 ELECTION DAY SITES AND 17 EARLY VOTING.

THERE WAS QUESTION ABOUT UTILIZING ADDITIONAL COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

UT HAS CONFIRMED AND THEY WILL BE SERVING AS A POLLING LOCATION FOR EARLY VOTING AND ELECTION DAY.

HOWEVER, UM, THERE ARE OTHER UNIVERSITIES THAT WERE REQUESTED.

AND IT IS TO, IN SPEAKING WITH THE COUNTY, IT IS TOO LATE TO, UM, GO THROUGH THE PROCESS FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO JUSTIFY OR VERIFY AND CONFIRM THAT THE LOCATIONS ARE, MEET THE ADA REQUIREMENTS AND ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS THAT THEY ARE EXPECTED TO, UM, UM, A HEREBY TO THE DOJ.

AND SO MOVING FORWARD, IT IS, IT IS SOMETHING THAT TRAVIS COUNTY WILL COORDINATE WITH THESE LOCATIONS TO SEE IF, IF THEY CAN SERVE AS FUTURE POLLING LOCATIONS.

THANK YOU.

UM, MS. RAMOS, YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

YOU CAN COME UP HERE IF YOU TECHNICALLY I THINK THEY BOTH WORK.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, GOOD MORNING.

MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS JEN RAMOS.

I CURRENTLY SERVE AS THE SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST FOR JOLT ACTION.

WE ARE A STATEWIDE NONPARTISAN C THREE C FOUR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ORGANIZATION THAT FOCUSES ON MOBILIZING AND UPLIFTING LATINO VOTERS.

IN 2018, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT TRAVIS COUNTY'S LARGEST REGISTERED VOTING BLOCK IS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 TO 35 PER THE TRAVIS COUNTY TEXAS ASSESSOR COLLECTOR'S OFFICE.

TODAY, 320,000 NINE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY EIGHTY SIX REGISTERED VOTERS OF A GRAND TOTAL OF 827,466 VOTERS IN TRAVIS ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 TO 35.

THIS IS 38.79% OF THE ENTIRE COUNTY ELECTORATE.

ACCORDING TO THE 2020 US CENSUS, THE MEDIAN AGE OF TRAVIS COUNTY IS 35.5.

IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT OUR CITY HAS A VERY YOUNG POPULATION.

YET WHEN WE LOOK AT THE ALLOCATION OF POLLING LOCATIONS WITHIN TRAVIS COUNTY, THERE IS A DISPARITY IN EQUITY AMONG HOW WE ALLOCATE POLLING LOCATIONS AMONG THE CONCENTRATIONS OF YOUTH.

JUST A COUPLE OF OTHER NUMBERS TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WITH THE COLLEGE CAMPUSES THAT ARE LOCATED WITHIN TRAVIS COUNTY.

4,600 STUDENTS ARE WITHIN THE VICINITY OF ST.

EDWARDS UNIVERSITY, WHICH IS ALSO A HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION.

1045 STUDENTS ARE LOCATED AT HOUSTON TILTS UNIVERSITY WITH SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THAT POPULATION LIVING ON CAMPUS.

51,991 STUDENTS ARE LOCATED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AND A GRAND TOTAL OF 60,100 STUDENTS ARE LOCATED ALL ACROSS THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

STATISTICALLY SPEAKING, WE

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SHOULD HAVE ANYWHERE FROM FIVE TO SEVEN POLLING LOCATIONS WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ALONE.

AND WHEN WE ACCOUNT FOR ST.

EDWARDS, THEY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE POLLING LOCATION AND SHOULD HAVE A POLLING LOCATION WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF ALL ACC CAMPUSES.

HOWEVER, UT ONLY HAD TWO POLLING LOCATIONS FOR THE 2022 MIDTERM ELECTION.

ST.

EDWARDS UNIVERSITY WAS NOT ALLOCATED A POLLING LOCATION UNTIL ELECTION DAY, WHICH DISENFRANCHISE MULTIPLE STUDENTS.

HOUSTON TILTS UNIVERSITY DID NOT RECEIVE A POLLING LOCATION UNTIL ELECTION DAY AND THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUSES ONLY HAD ONE POLLING LOCATION WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.

WHEN WE ACCOUNT WITH THE POPULATIONS OF UT AND ACC, THESE POPULATIONS AS A WHOLE ARE COMPARABLE TO THE CITY OF KYLE IN HAYES COUNTY AS WELL AS NEW BRAUN FALLS.

IT SEEMS ALMOST RIDICULOUS TO ONLY ALLOCATE POLLING LOCATIONS ABOUT THE MINIMUM OF ONE OR TWO FOR POPULATIONS THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED SIX OR SEVEN.

AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, WOULD IT MAKE ANY SENSE TO ONLY OFFER TWO POLLING LOCATIONS WITHIN THE CITY OF KYLE? WE'RE DISENFRANCHISING OUR POPULATIONS BY NOT ALLOCATING THESE LOCATIONS.

FURTHERMORE, CONSIDERING THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF, UH, ST.

EDWARDS HAD A POLLING LOCATION ON EARLY VOTE, THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO ALLOCATE A POLLING LOCATION AT ST.

EDWARDS UNIVERSITY FOR EARLY VOTES AND SOMETHING HAS ALREADY BEEN CLEARED WITH ADA ACCESSIBILITY IN THE PAST.

SO I'M HERE TO TESTIFY ON THE, UH, AGENDA ITEM NUMBER TWO IN HOPES THAT WE CAN OFFER THE STATISTICS AND ENCOURAGE MORE EQUITY.

IM PARITY AS WE LOOK AT POLLING LOCATIONS ACROSS CAMPUS.

AND I'M HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

THANK YOU, MISS.

UM, MR, IS THERE ANY WAY TO USE THE PRIOR CERTIFICATION, UM, FOR ST.

EDWARDS FOR THEIR EARLY VOTE LOCATION AS CONFIRMATION FOR THE ADA ACCESSIBILITY? I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THOSE PROCESSES.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT TRAVIS COUNTY COORDINATES DIRECTLY WITH ALL ENTITIES.

UM, IT IS UP TO EACH ENTITY, UM, ON WHETHER THEY WILL AGREE OR DISAGREE TO PARTICIPATE.

UM, I DID RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH REGARD TO ST.

S AND THEY SPOKE, THEY COORDINATED WITH LIZ JOHNSON AND, UM, THEY AGREED THAT IT WAS JUST SIMPLY TOO LATE, UH, FOR AN EARLY SITE, UH, FOR THE UPCOMING RUNOFF.

AND THEY OFFERED THE ELECTION DAY SITE ON DECEMBER 13TH, BUT THEY AGREED, ST.

ED'S AGREED THAT IT'S, UH, POINTLESS SINCE ALL STUDENTS WILL BE GONE.

UH, BUT AGAIN, THESE ARE, THESE ARE ALL COORDINATED THROUGH TRAVIS COUNTY AND EACH IT IS UP TO EACH ENTITY TO AGREE OR DISAGREE TO UTILIZE THEIR, UM, FACILITIES WITH REGARD TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

WE DO HAVE MORE SAY IF IT, IF IT IS A CITY FACILITY, AND SO THAT THERE IS WHERE I CAN WORK WITH THE CITY MANAGER TO MAKE SURE ENSURE THAT THESE, YOU KNOW, LOCATIONS ARE ACCESSIBLE AND AVAILABLE FOR USE.

WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO SPEAK WITH MS. RAMOS TO JUST GET A LITTLE BIT MORE BACKGROUND ON THE PRIOR CERTIFICATION AS ADA THAT YOU CAN THEN PERHAPS, UM, SPEAK WITH THE, THE CLERK TO SEE IF THAT WOULD BE POSSIBLE SO THAT WE COULD HAVE THE EARLY LOCATION? SURE.

AND I WILL PUT HER IN TOUCH.

UNDERSTAND THAT YOU DO NOT CONTROL EITHER SAYING EDWARDS IS A AVAILABILITY OR THE, AND THE DECISION IS UP TO THE COUNTY CLERK.

UM, BUT I BUT YOU ARE IN TOUCH WITH THEM AND YOU ABSOLUTELY MIGHT BE ABLE TO FACILITATE THAT CONVERSATION TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'VE, WE'VE UNCOVERED EVERY STONE THAT WE CAN TO MAKE SURE, UM, THAT THESE STUDENTS CAN VOTE.

AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT WE CAN, UM, RATIFY THIS AT OUR, IF IF WE, IF SOMETHING DOES CHANGE, WE CAN ADD AN EXHIBIT.

UM, IF WE'RE ABLE TO DO IT, UM, IT IS WORTH A TRY.

I UNDERSTAND.

IT MAY NOT, MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE.

UM, COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES, DID YOU WANT TO SPEAK? THANK YOU.

AND, AND CO I JUST WANNA HIGHLIGHT THAT ST.

EDWARDS UNIVERSITY WAS WILLING TO HOST AN EARLY VOTE AND VOTING DAY LOCATION, BUT IT SEEMS THAT CONVERSATIONS TOOK PLACE BETWEEN ST.

EDWARD UNIVERSITY AND TRAVIS COUNTY.

AND UM, AND FOR WHATEVER REASON THE LOCATION'S NOT MOVING FORWARD.

AND SO I JUST WANNA UNDERSTAND WHAT CAN WE DO AND AS A COUNCIL, WHEN THERE IS A VOTING LOCATION THAT IS PROPOSED THAT THERE IS A, A HOSTING LOCATION WILLING TO DO IT, YET TRAVIS COUNTY DECIDES NOT TO DO IT.

WHAT, WHAT IS THE PROCESS THEN? I, I CAN'T RESPOND FOR TRAVIS COUNTY.

I WOULD I DON'T KNOW THE, THEIR EXACT PROCESS.

I JUST KNOW BITS AND PIECES AND I KNOW THAT THEY NEED TO, THERE IS AN EXTENSIVE LIST, UM, THAT THEY NEED TO GO THROUGH SO THAT, UM, THEY ADHERE TO ALL THE DOJ REQUIREMENTS.

AND SO I KNOW THAT THAT'S TIME CONSUMING.

AND SO, PARTICULARLY SPECIFIC TO THE RUNOFF, IT WAS, THERE'S JUST NOT ENOUGH TIME.

UM, BUT MOVING FORWARD, I'M SURE THEY, THEY'RE OPEN.

I MEAN, THE MORE LOCATIONS WE HAVE, THE BETTER.

THANK YOU.

YES.

AND ALONG, I MEAN, I JUST WANNA EXPRESS MY, MY SENTIMENTS AND I KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE, UM, A NEW TRAVIS COUNTY

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ELECTIONS CLERK WHO WILL TAKE OFFICE IN JANUARY.

AND TO THE EXTENT THAT WE CAN PROVIDE, UM, DIRECTION ON THIS ITEM, YOU KNOW, MS. RAMOS BRINGS UP AN EXCELLENT POINT THAT WE SHOULD BE HAVING MULTIPLE VOTING LOCATIONS AT ALL OF OUR UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE CITY.

SO FOR OUR NEXT ELECTION, I WOULD HOPE THAT WE ARE APPROVING THE VOTING LOCATIONS THAT WE SEE EQUITABLE ACCESS, UH, THROUGHOUT OUR CITY FOR, FOR OUR STUDENTS.

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER VELA.

AND, UH, I APPRECIATE ALL THE COMMENTS.

AND I, I ALSO WOULD URGE THAT WE, PARTICULARLY WHEN WE HAVE CONCENTRATIONS OF, OF FOLKS, UH, I, I DON'T KNOW EXACT ENROLLMENT FOR ST S, BUT I THINK IT'S ABOUT 3000 OR SO STUDENTS, AND IT'S IN DISTRICT THREE.

UH, SO THEY HAVE TWO ELECTIONS TO VOTE ON THE MAYOR ELECTION AND THE CITY COUNCIL ELECTION IN PARTICULARLY.

I THINK IN THOSE CASES, HONESTLY, WE SHOULD DO IT JUST AS A, AS AN ACROSS THE BOARD MATTER.

BUT PARTICULARLY WHEN THEIR CITY COUNCIL RACE IS GOING ON, THAT SPECIFICALLY APPLIES TO THEIR AREA.

I REALLY THINK WE HAVE TO MAKE THE EFFORT TO, UH, TO GET THOSE, UH, EARLY VOTING AND ELECTION DAY, UH, SITES AT, UH, THOSE LOCATIONS.

SO I JUST REITERATE WHAT, UH, MAYOR BOEM AND, UH, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES SAID.

AND, UM, WELL, I ALSO AGREE THAT IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL IF WE COULD HAVE THOSE SITES THERE.

UM, THAT'S A DECISION THE TRAVIS COUNTY CLERK, UM, MUST MAKE.

I DO, UM, HOPE THAT THE STUDENTS WILL FIND THE OTHER EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS.

THERE ARE ADDITIONAL EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS IN EACH OF THE DISTRICTS THAT HAVE, UM, COUNCIL RUNOFFS.

UM, SO HOPEFULLY THEY'RE, MANY OF THE STUDENTS ARE LIVING NEAR THOSE LOCATIONS AND CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ONES THAT ARE OFF CAMPUS, THAT ARE NEAR WHERE THEY'RE LIVING AS OPPOSED TO WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO SCHOOL.

UM, THERE'S A MIX OF FOLKS WHO'RE LIVING ON AND OFF CAMPUS, SO HOPEFULLY THEY WILL STILL BE ABLE, UM, TO PARTICIPATE.

THANK YOU MS. RAMOS FOR BEING HERE.

UM, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND, UM, UH, MAYOR PRO 10.

YES.

I'M SORRY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MISS MY HAND.

UM, THANK YOU.

I, I AGREE WITH MY COLLEAGUES AND THIS, THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT'S COME UP FROM TIME TO TIME AND WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AFFECT SOME CHANGE DURING SOME ELECTIONS.

AND SO I REALLY SUPPORT THE DIRECT AND, AND BELIEVE THAT IT'S ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO MAKE SURE THAT STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS IN A VARIETY OF PLACES, INCLUDING ON, ON THEIR STUDENT CAMPUSES.

AND I'D LIKE TO SUGGEST THAT IN, IN THE FUTURE, WE ALSO ENGAGE WITH OUR COLLEGE STUDENT COMMISSION, WHICH HAS REPRESENTATIVES FROM UT ST.

S HOUSTON TILLSON, UM, TO HELP US HAVE THAT CONVERSATION WITH OUR COUNTY, WITH OUR NEW COUNTY CLERK AS WELL.

I THINK THAT COULD BE A VERY GOOD MECHANISM BECAUSE THERE ARE LIAISONS BETWEEN KIND OF THE CITY PROCESS AND, AND THEIR HOME CAMPUSES.

AND THAT MIGHT BE A WAY TO REALLY MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S SOME VIGILANCE AROUND, AROUND GETTING OUT, GETTING OUT THERE AND BEING PROACTIVE ABOUT THIS IN THE FUTURE.

SO THANK YOU TO OUR CITY CLERK FOR THE EXPLANATION.

THANK YOU MS. RAMOS FOR, FOR BEING HERE TO ADVOCATE ON BOTH OF THE STUDENTS.

AND I HOPE, I HOPE OUR COLLEGE STUDENT COMMISSION AND OUR NEW COUNTY CLERK CAN HELP, HELP MAKE SURE THAT THIS ISN'T A RECURRING CONVERSATION THAT WE'RE HAVING EVERY ELECTION CYCLE.

ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? OKAY.

UH, WE'LL TAKE A VOTE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? IT'S UNANIMOUS.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON.

OKAY.

I CAN SEE SORT OF.

UM, SO THAT'S UNANIMOUS ON THE DIAS, UM, WITH, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS RENTERIA, UM, MAYOR ADLER AND WHO ELSE IS MISSING? ELLIS AND ELLIS TEDDI.

THANK YOU.

UM, THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO STAY FOR OUR AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE IF YOU'D LIKE.

UM, I WILL NOW ADJOURN THE SPECIAL CALL MEETING OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL AT 9 54.

UM, AND.