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ALL RIGHT.

I'M CALLING ROLL.

I'VE GOT, UM,

[CALL TO ORDER]

SARAH FAUST, VICE CHAIR FT.

SHE'S ONLINE.

I SEE HER NAME.

UH, NINA RINALDI HERE.

UH, BOARD MEMBER DECARLO.

I BELIEVE SHE'S ABSENT.

UH, BOARD MEMBER MOORE HERE.

BOARD MEMBER FLOWERS.

UH, BOARD MEMBER HAMAN HERE.

BOARD MEMBER BERNARD HERE.

BOARD MEMBER TAYLOR IS ONLINE PRESENT.

UH, BOARD MEMBER LEWIS HERE AND BOARD MEMBER DE PALMA.

OKAY.

UM,

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

AND WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN TONIGHT WITH PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.

UM, YOU ABOUT READY? YES.

OKAY.

SO I'M GONNA TURN THAT OVER TO BOARD MEMBER LEWIS.

OKAY.

SO IS MY MIC WORKING? YEAH, YOU'RE DOING GREAT.

PULL IT DOWN.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO THE FIRST ONE UP IS, WHAT'S THE FIRST ONE UP IS KAYLA REESE.

UM, AND KAYLA, YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

THANK YOU FOR COMING.

THANK YOU.

I AM THE, UM, APF, UH, ADVOCACY MANAGER, UM, AND I JUST WANTED TO GIVE A FEW UPDATES.

UM, FIRST OF ALL, ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5TH, WE HAD A REALLY SUCCESSFUL, IT'S MY PARK DAY.

UM, WE HAD OVER 3,400 VOLUNTEERS TURNOUT, UM, AND DIFFERENT PROJECTS ACROSS ALL OF AUSTIN.

UM, OUR FINAL FITNESS IN THE PARK IS ON DECEMBER 10TH AT, UH, PARK SARAH GOZA AT 10:00 AM AND FITNESS IN THE PARK AND MOVIES IN THE PARK WILL RESTART IN SPRING 2023.

UM, IN ONGOING PROJECTS, WE ARE WORKING ON THE PALM PALMER LOU POCKET PARK IN DISTRICT FOUR.

WE HAVE A CONTRACTOR AND CONSTRUCTION SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN APRIL, 2023.

THE PROJECT WILL INCLUDE LOOP TRAILS, UPDATED PLAYGROUND AND PICNIC AREAS, UM, LITTLE WALNUT CREEK GREENBELT AND DISTRICT ONE, UM, IS ANOTHER PROJECT THAT WE HAVE ONGOING.

WE STARTED LOOKING AT THE DESIGN FOR A SECOND TRAIL HEAD AND TRAIL CONNECTIVITY FUNDED BY A GRANT FROM TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT WHILE WE WAIT ON A FULL SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT, UM, IN, UH, ONION CREEK METRO PARK IN DISTRICT TWO, WE ARE WORKING ON THE, UM, ALL ABILITIES PLAYGROUND THERE.

AND WE WERE GRANTED A $500,000 GRANT FROM THE POWELL FOUNDATION FOR THE DESIGN PHASE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, WHICH WE'RE WORKING ON NOW.

UM, THANK YOU FOR YOUR BOARD SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO AUSTIN PARKS.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, NEXT UP IS SHARON BLITHE.

AND, UH, MS. BLITHE, YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

I'VE GOT A PICTURE I WANT TO SHOW Y'ALL.

I AM SHARON BLY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

UM, WENT AWAY ON MY SCREEN.

THERE WE GO.

I WAS SHOCKED WHEN I WAS DRIVING THROUGH AUSTIN MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY A COUPLE WEEKS AGO TO SEE THIS VERY LOUD SIGN.

IT'S TWO SIGNS NOW.

UM, THE, THE SIGN DOESN'T MENTION THAT THIS IS CEMETERY LAND.

IT JUST MENTIONS WILDFLOWER MEADOW.

IT'S INVITING EVERYBODY TO COME IN THERE AND DO WHATEVER THEY WANNA DO WITH IT.

IT'S ORANGE.

IT'S NOT SUITABLE FOR A CEMETERY ENVIRONMENT.

SO THANKFULLY, UH, LUCAS MASSEY AT THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, I CALLED HIM AND HE WAS NOT AWARE OF, OF THIS ORANGE SIGN.

AND HE'S WORKING NOW WITH THE CEMETERY MANAGER TO GET A NEW SIGN MADE THAT'S GONNA BE GREEN IN THE BACKGROUND AND MENTION THAT THIS IS CEMETERY LAND AND WE SHOULD ALL BE RESPECTFUL OF IT, BUT I WOULD SURE HATE FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO ALL OF A SUDDEN POP UP WITHOUT ANYBODY KNOWING ABOUT IT.

SO WE NEED TO JUST HAVE MORE PUBLIC INFORMATION COMING OUT TO THE STAKEHOLDERS.

AND THEN ANOTHER ISSUE, UH, OUT THERE.

AND, UM, THE PUBLIC RESTROOMS HAVE BEEN NOT RESTORED FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF, TWO YEARS MAYBE, BUT I UNDERSTAND NOW THAT THEY'RE IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, THEY'RE GOING TO START THE RESTORATION OF THOSE.

SO WE APPRECIATE THAT.

AND THIRDLY, UH, WE HAVE A LITTLE PARK AT THE BASE OF MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

IT'S AT THE CORNER OF SPICEWOOD SPRINGS AND O LAMP PASSES TRAIL.

AND THE WEEDS GOT ABOUT THIS HIGH WHERE CARS COULDN'T SEE AROUND THE CORNER, UH, ANYBODY COMING DOWN SPICEWOOD SPRINGS TO THE O LAMP PASSES TRAIL.

SO I CALLED, UM, PAUL, SHOOT,

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I BELIEVE HIS NAME, AND HE'S SOMETHING OVER THE NORTH, NORTH AREA MOWING PEOPLE.

AND HE SAID, NOW WE'VE DECIDED TO JUST MOW IT THREE TIMES A YEAR.

AND IT'S LIKE, WHERE DID THAT COME FROM? THEY WERE MOWING IT REGULARLY BEFORE HE TOOK OVER, I THINK.

SO I APPRECIATED THE PARKS DEPARTMENT WOULD KIND OF CHECK INTO THAT AND LET ME KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THAT, BECAUSE IT NEEDS TO BE MOWED MORE THAN THREE TIMES A YEAR BECAUSE IT'S A SAFETY HAZARD FOR CARS.

AND THAT'S ABOUT ALL I HAD TO SAY.

APPRECIATE THE PARKS DEPARTMENT AND WHAT THEY'VE BEEN DOING FOR OUR PARKS AND OUR CEMETERIES, AND I HOPE THAT WE CONTINUE TO HAVE GOOD COMMUNICATION AMONG EACH OTHER.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

OKAY, NEXT UP.

KEVIN RAINS.

HI, MR. RAINIS, YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

HI, KEVIN RAINIS.

I'M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF AUSTIN ROWING.

AND AS OTHERS HAVE SAID, I THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

AND I JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A COUPLE OF HIGHLIGHTS.

SO IN THE WORLD OF ROWING, UH, DUE TO TITLE IX, IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIOR WOMEN TO GET INTO COLLEGE, RECEIVE SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS, TO, UH, BALANCE THINGS OUT.

AND, UH, WE'RE VERY PROUD THAT TWO OF OUR YOUNG WOMEN HAVE BEEN RECRUITED BY DIVISION ONE NCAA PROGRAMS. ONE IS GOING TO UT AND THE OTHER IS GOING TO SMU.

I'M NOT GONNA CHOOSE SIDES, BUT I WILL SAY UT WOMEN HAVE BEEN THE TWO TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION FOR NCAA ROWING.

SO THAT'S REALLY PUT, UH, AUSTIN ROWING ON THE MAP IN TERMS OF, UH, OPPORTUNITIES.

SO WE THINK THAT'S FANTASTIC.

AND AS A REMINDER, WE, UH, HAVE ABOUT A HUNDRED KIDS IN OUR JUNIOR PROGRAM.

WE ABSOLUTELY SCHOLARSHIP ANYONE WITH A FINANCIAL NEED, A HUNDRED PERCENT, INCLUDING TRAVEL TO REGATTAS.

FOR INSTANCE, THERE WAS JUST A REGATTA AND CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE.

IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH TO, YOU KNOW, SEE ANOTHER PART OF THE WORLD, SEE ANOTHER COMMUNITY, AND, AND WE PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR THAT, NO QUESTION AS NEEDED.

AND, UH, RECENTLY THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB HAD THEIR ANNUAL GALA LAW, AND PROUD TO SAY WE WERE A SILVER SPONSOR TO THE GAY LAW.

IT WAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL EVENT FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB.

AND WE CONTINUE TO EXPAND PROGRAMMING WITH THEM, PARTICULARLY AS IT RELATES TO STEM EDUCATION AND ALSO OVERALL PHYSICAL FITNESS AND MENTAL WELLBEING.

AND IT WAS A REALLY COOL EVENT.

WENT TO THE RUDY MENDEZ THANKSGIVING DINNER.

WE WERE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE AND AT THE REC CENTER, AND THAT WAS GREAT TO SEE.

AND ALSO A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DIRECTLY INTERFACE AND TALK TO THE COMMUNITY AND MAKE THEM AWARE OF ALL OF THE GREAT PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE AT THE WALLER CREEK BOATHOUSE.

AND THEN AGAIN, MY THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT CITY COUNCIL DIRECTOR MCNE, AS WE WORK OVER THE COMING DAYS TOWARDS A NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT IN CITY OF AUSTIN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UM, NEXT UP IS DANIEL SEALS.

HI, MISS SEALS.

YOU HAVE, YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES? YES, MA'AM.

HELLO, I'M DANIELLE SEALS, AND I AM WITH A LEADERSHIP PROGRAM THAT WE WERE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT LAST MONDAY, UM, THAT IS DUE DECEMBER 8TH.

AND OUR GROUP OF 30 PEOPLE HAVE COMMITTED TO RAISING $60,000.

50,000 WILL GO TOWARD LIFEWORKS OF AUSTIN, WHICH IS A NON-PROFIT THAT GETS, UM, TEENS, HOMELESS TEENS.

IT HELPS THEM GET HOUSED AND EDUCATED AND BACK ON THEIR FEET AND GIVE THEM DIRECTION.

IN ADDITION, OUR GROUP WOULD LIKE TO, UM, FUND A OR FIND A, UM, IT'S LOCKED ON HER PHONE, UM, A WISHING TREE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO THE IDEA WAS PARTS AND REC TO HAVE A WISHING TREE.

THEIR, THEIR DREAM IS IN PEACE PARK.

UM, BASICALLY WE WOULD FIND A TREE THAT WAS APPROVED BY Y'ALL, AND WE WOULD GET, UM, THE HEAD ARBORIST TO THE CITY INVOLVED AND USE SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS THAT WOULD, IT'S, UM, A CLOTH THAT YOU PUT AROUND THE BASE OR, OR THE MAIN BRANCHES AND STREAMS, AND PEOPLE CAN WRITE THEIR WISHES ON IT.

AND WHAT IT, THE PURPOSE OF IT IS TO ESTABLISH, UM, UNITY AND A VISUAL VOICE FOR WISHES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

UH, THERE WOULD BE A SMALL MONUMENT WITH A QR CODE THAT, THAT OUR COMMUNITY COULD FURTHER FUND THE, UM, LIFE WORKS OF AUSTIN AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THAT ORGANIZATION.

THERE'S ALSO, UM, DISCUSSION OF A SMALL CHILD-FRIENDLY,

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UM, OH, DARN IT, WHAT'S THE WORD? A SCAVENGER HUNT.

A SCAVENGER HUNT.

I GET STAGED, RIGHT, WITH THE SMALLEST WORDS.

SO IT'S A SCAVENGER HUNT, AND THEN IN THE PARK THAT LEADS THEM TO THE TREE, AND THEN PEOPLE POST THEIR WISHES.

AND SO OUR REQUEST TO YOU IS, UM, THE ORGANIZATION IS, WOULD LIKE PEACE PARK AND THE, TO FIND A TREE THAT YOU APPROVE OF IF SUCH AN ACTIVITY COULD OCCUR.

UM, WE HAVE TO BE COMPLETELY DONE WITH OUR PROJECT AND HAVE THE RIBBON CUTTING, UM, CEREMONY BY DECEMBER 8TH, WHICH YOU WOULD ALL BE INVITED TO.

UM, SO I, THE IDEA IS TO PITCH AND GET REVIEW APPROVAL OR, OR WHAT WOULD NEED TO BE DONE TO, TO MANIFEST SUCH A, A BEAUTIFUL SPACE.

TA DA.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UM, NEXT UP, MARY FARROW.

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

UM, THANK YOU FOR HERE.

FIRST OF ALL, UM, SHOUT OUT TO AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION.

WE DID HAVE A PROJECT AT NORTHWEST PARK AND HAD ABOUT ALMOST THREE DOZEN VOLUNTEERS THERE TO HELP CLEAN UP SHOAL CREEK.

SO IT WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL, UM, AND WE ALWAYS LOVE PARTICIPATING, AND IT'S MY PARK DAY.

UM, MY MAIN OBJECTION TONIGHT IS TO TALK ABOUT THE POND AT NORTHWEST PARK, WHICH MIGHT NOT SURPRISE SOME OF YOU.

UM, THE VISION PLAN THAT YOU ADOPTED, UH, AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR AND WAS PUBLISHED IN FEBRUARY, INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS TO PART TO COMMISSION WATER QUALITY AND QUANTITY STUDIES TO DETERMINE HOW TO CONSERVE THE POND.

UM, ALL THE VISION PLAN MAJOR PROJECTS NOW UNDERWAY, THE POOL RENOVATION, THE DAM MODERNIZATION AND SEWER LINE REPLACEMENT.

UM, TOTAL WELL OVER 10 MILLION.

AND THE POND IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THESE THINGS, BUT IT'S NOT, IT'S NOT CLEAR THAT THE POND IS A PRIORITY IN A HOLISTIC VIEW OF THESE, UH, PROJECTS.

UM, I I WANNA REMIND EVERYONE THAT A POND WAS PART OF THE ORIGINAL VISION PLAN.

WHEN THIS LAND WAS PURCHASED IN 1955, THE, THE NEWS REPORTS HAD A HAND DRAWING OF A POND IN, IN THE, THE NOTICES ABOUT THE PURCHASE OF THE LAND THERE.

SO I, I AM REALLY DEDICATED TO MAKING SURE THIS POND SURVIVES AND THRIVES.

UM, WATERSHED RE RE-ENGINEERED THE POND IN THE MID EIGHTIES AS PART OF ITS FLOOD MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, UH, FOR SHO CREEK.

UH, SINCE THEN, THE POND HAS EXPERIENCED SOME DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS, SUCH AS SILT BUILT UP DUE TO HAVING NO VEGETATIVE BUFFER.

UM, AND AS TO WATER TESTING, AS, AS YOU, UH, HAVE, UH, CALLED FOR, IT SEEMS THAT WATERSHED PROTECTION SHOULD BE ABLE, IF ASKED TO JUSTIFY TESTING FOR A POND TO WHICH THEY AFFECTED CHANGES IN THE EIGHTIES, UH, WHICH THE POND SITS IN THE MIDDLE OF A 31 ACRE DETENTION POND THAT THEY OVERSEE, AKA THE PARK ITSELF, AND WHICH IS DIRECTLY, UH, CONNECTED TO SHOAL CREEK, WHICH OF COURSE IS A VITAL PART OF WATERSHED'S PORTFOLIO.

UM, BEYOND THAT, PAR STAFF HAS CONFIRMED THAT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF GROUNDWATER IS BEING CAPTURED AND RELEASED INTO THE POND VIA LEAKS CURRENTLY INTO THE PUMP ROOM.

OTHERS, OTHER GROUNDWATER GOING INTO THE POOL ITSELF.

THERE IS SOME TALK ABOUT TRYING TO ENGINEER SOME OF THAT GROUNDWATER TO BE RECAPTURED TO, TO BE DIRECTED TO THE POND.

AND WE FEEL IT'S REALLY CRITICAL THAT, THAT GROUNDWATER CONTINUES TO MAKE ITS WAY TO THE POND.

IT'S PARTICULARLY VITAL IN VERY DRY TIMES.

UM, I HOPE THAT THEIR ENGINEERING WORK WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK CAREFULLY AT THAT AND INCLUDE THAT.

UM, AND LASTLY, UM, WE WERE INFORMED THAT A POND MAINTENANCE CONTRACT IS INCLUDED IN THE CURRENT BUDGET.

AND WHILE WE HAVE NOT YET SEEN EVIDENCE OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION, UH, I CAN CERTAINLY ASSERT THAT ACTIVE VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT COULD SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND THE IMPACT OF THAT WORK.

UM, BEYOND THAT, I DO WANNA JUST QUICKLY MENTION DAY-TO-DAY ISSUES.

WE ARE HAVING, UM, A A A 500 POUND TIRE WAS PULLED OUT OF THE POND, AND I WILL SAY THAT THERE ARE OTHER ISSUES RELATED TO SAFETY THAT ARE IN, INVOLVED IN, IN THE PARK DUMPING OF PERSONAL TRASH, UH, INCIDENTS ON ADJACENT STREET GRAFFITI AND ALCOHOL CONTAINERS THAT ARE DISCARDED THERE AMONG OTHERS.

SO, UM, WE WILL LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING OUR HEARING FROM YOUR, UM, SPECIAL WORKING GROUP.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UH, CHAIR .

THAT IS IT FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

OKAY.

THANK, OOPS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

I HAVE CALLED, UM, I, I HAVE ASKED SOME STUDENTS TO BE HERE TONIGHT FROM ST.

EDWARDS UNIVERSITY, AND I'M HAPPY TO SEE THAT SOME OF THEM MADE IT.

I GOT SOME PHONE CALLS THAT I COULDN'T TAKE FROM HERE, BUT I'M SORRY THAT

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SOME OF THEM MIGHT BE LOST.

OH, MINUTES.

YES.

[APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

I FORGOT THE MINUTES.

I'M SORRY.

I'M THINKING AHEAD.

OKAY.

MINUTES FROM OCTOBER .

DOES ANYBODY HAVE, I'M SORRY.

I APOLOGIZE.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR MEETING OF OCTOBER 24TH, 2022.

DO WE HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR CORRECTIONS ON OCTOBER MINUTES? DOES ANYBODY MOVE TO CERTIFY THE MINUTES? MOVE TO APPROVE BOARD MEMBER MORE? DO I HAVE A SECOND? I'LL SECOND.

BOARD MEMBER HAMAN.

ALL IN FAVOR? AND WE HAVE BOARD MEMBER TAYLOR ONLINE.

SURE.

WE NEED TO HAVE, UM, IN ORDER PART OF OUR REGULATIONS OR THAT WE HAVE TO SEE THE FACES.

SO WE, WE NEED, UM, UH, BOARD MEMBER FLOWERS AND BOARD MEMBER FAST TO TURN THEIR CAMERAS ON FOR THE VOTE.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

HELLO.

BOARD MEMBER FLOWERS.

I KNOW BOARD MEMBER FAUS HAS A SICK CHILD AND MAY NOT BE AT THE CAMERA AT THE MOMENT, SO LET'S TAKE A VOTE AGAIN.

ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

UM, IT LOOKS UNANIMOUS.

I HAVE BOARD MEMBER FLOWERS AND BOARD MEMBER TAYLOR ONLINE AND EVERYBODY ABSTAIN.

OH, AND WE HAVE ONE ABSTENTION ON THE DIAS.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

HAVE I MISSED ANYTHING ELSE? DIG THE RULE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

NOW BACK TO WHAT I WAS SAYING.

SO I

[2. Presentation and discussion regarding potential historic preservation along Waller Creek]

INVITED TONIGHT, UM, THE FRESHMAN SEMINAR CLASS CALLED HOW YOUTH IMPACT THE AUSTIN'S FUTURE.

THIS CLASS HAD BEEN STUDYING ICONIC AUSTIN SITES AND THOSE WHO CHAMPIONED AND PRESERVED THEM.

WE ALSO STUDIED WITH ALL THE OTHER FRESHMEN CLASS CLINT SMITH'S BOOK, HOW THE WORD HAS PASSED, WHICH EXPLORES HOW VARIOUS SITES AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE ILLUMINATING SOME OF THE, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE SLAVERY HISTORY.

THAT IS NOT COMMON KNOWLEDGE.

AND THEN FOR THIS, WE ALSO WENT ON A, ON A WALKABOUT WITH DR.

JAVIER WALLACE DOWNTOWN, LOOKING AT SOME OF THE AUSTIN BLACK HISTORY SITES THAT ARE RIGHT UNDERNEATH OUR FEET.

UM, AND THEN THESE, THESE STUDENTS FOR THIS PROJECT, THEY WERE TASKED WITH, UM, DESIGNING WAYS THAT THE CITY COULD BETTER INCORPORATE THE HISTORY AND THE VIBRANT COMMUNITIES ALONG WALLER CREEK.

AND SO THEY WERE STUDYING ARTICLES FROM DR.

PACE AND DR.

GORDON, WHO WE HEARD FROM EARLIER IN THE YEAR.

UM, AND THEY ALSO STUDIED SOME OF THE ARCHIVES FROM THE CARVER GENEALOGY CENTER AND THE AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER.

AND SO I HAVE SOME OF THOSE STUDENTS HERE TONIGHT.

AND I BELIEVE, UH, RICARDO, ARE YOU THE ONLY ONE FROM THE FIRST SET OF SLIDES FROM YOUR GROUP? OH YEAH.

YOU GUYS, OKAY.

SO, SO YOU GUYS COME ON AT FIRST.

DO YOU WANNA COME FIRST? AND I THINK THIS IS ACTUALLY THE SECOND SET OF SLIDES, BECAUSE I ONLY SEE BRETT ARE YOU, ARE THE REST OF YOUR PEOPLE COMING? OKAY.

I'LL LET THESE GUYS GO FIRST AND THEN WE'LL DO YOUR GROUP.

SO WE'RE GOING TO THE SECOND SET OF SLIDES.

I'M SORRY TO MESS UP THE ORDER HERE.

THIS IS RICARDO AND JOHN AND ROTA, AS SHE SAID.

WE'RE HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY OR THE HISTORY THAT HASN'T BEEN TOLD FOR THIS PROJECT.

OUR GROUP, THE ANCHORS, WE DECIDED TO DO TWO PARTS.

THE FIRST PART WAS TO DO A MURAL THAT SHOWED THE HISTORY OF THE, THESE COMMUNITIES THAT LIVED IN, IN THE CREEK BEFORE THE PARK.

THE SECOND PART IS TO HAVE A PARTY REVEAL, WHICH BRINGS THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND GETS THE HISTORY OUT THERE.

OKAY, NEXT SLIDE.

YOU CAN TELL 'EM WHEN YOU'RE READY TO GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE IF YOU WANT TO.

UH, WE DECIDED THAT THIS WAS IMPORTANT, MOSTLY BECAUSE WE WANTED TO EDUCATE THE PEOPLE ABOUT THE PARK THAT HAS NEVER BEEN TOWED.

AS WE DID OUR RESEARCH, WE ACTUALLY CAME UP WITH A BUNCH OF PROBLEMS. ONE OF THE PROBLEM WAS NOT HAVING ENOUGH HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE THAT USED TO LIVE HERE.

UH, WE JUST WANNA DISPLAY THIS HISTORY IN A WAY WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME TO THE PARK, ENJOY THEIRSELF, AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY.

NEXT SLIDE.

OUR STAKEHOLDERS FOR THIS PROJECT WOULD BE THE PARK REX APARTMENT, UH, THE CITY COUNCIL, AND OUR CHOSEN ARTISTS FOR THE MURAL.

WE ALREADY HAVE OUR CHOSEN TO BE CHOSEN ARTISTS FOR THE PARTY REVEAL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, WE LIKE TO INCORPORATE A QUOTE THAT SAYS, OUR ART, ART, OUR ART SHOULD BE INSPIRED IN A BROKEN MOTIONS.

ART SHOULD BE SOMETHING YOU COULD ACTUALLY FEEL BY CHRIS THE BREEZE.

OUR, OUR LOCATION FOR THE MURAL WOULD BE ALONG THE PATHWAYS OF 11TH STREET AND THE SY SQUARE THAT SHOWS HERE IN THE SLIDES.

UH, THE PICTURES WERE BY PROFESSOR ASAD, BILL .

HI, I'M AZI AND I DESIGN THIS MULE.

THESE

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ARE, UH, PEOP, OKAY.

THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT LIKE ALL PART OF, UM, AUSTIN'S HISTORY.

IT'S, UH, REPRESENT FROM, UH, REAL PEOPLE, REAL LIFE STORIES THAT I GOT FROM DOING RESEARCH FOR IT.

UM, LIKE THE JAZZ PLAYERS ARE LIKE THE REPRESENTATION OF LIKE THE MUSIC SCENE IN WATERLOO PARK.

UM, AND THEN THE FIRST, UH, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.

IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT IN AUSTIN'S HISTORY ASIDE TO INCLUDE IT.

I WAS GONNA INCLUDE THE DEAF, UH, DEAF AND BLIND SCHOOL OR THE, YEAH, DEAF AND BLIND SCHOOL, BUT LIKE, JUST PRETEND IT'S THERE.

UM, .

UM, THEN I HAVE COWBOYS CUZ LIKE THERE WAS ONE AUSTIN AUSTINITE, IS THAT WHAT YOU CALL HIM? OKAY.

AUSTINITE.

UM, THAT WAS A COWBOY AND TAUGHT OTHERS HOW TO LIKE DO RANCHING AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

SO I DECIDED TO INCLUDE HIM CATCHING A HORSE.

THEN I FOUND OUT ABOUT, UM, UH, AUSTIN, A POLICE OFFICER, UH, FIRST EVER BLACK POLICE OFFICER.

AND THAT'S WHY I HAVE LIKE THREE PEOPLE IN LIKE THE RIGHT, RIGHT HAND CORNER, WHICH THE BLACK ONE'S SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THE ONES THE POLICE AT.

THEN THE LAST ONE IS, UH, THERE WAS FAMOUS BARBER SHOP, UM, DOWN IN WATERLOO IN THE PAST, AND I'VE DECIDED TO INCLUDE IT WITH, UM, THE GUY GETTING HIS HAIRCUT.

YOU CAN'T SEE THE HAIR, BUT IMAGINE THAT THERE'S HAIR THERE.

, UH, NEXT SLIDE.

THESE ARE THE INSPIRATION FOR THE PEOPLE.

UM, AS I SAID, THIS IS REAL PEOPLE, REAL LIFE STORIES.

AND I WANTED TO REPRESENT FOR THIS ART, AGAIN, THIS JAZZ IN THE MUSIC SCENE.

SWEET HOME BAPTIST CHURCH IN THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL IN THE BLIND SCHOOL OF THE DIVINE AND DEAF, UM, OUT IN AN ALBERT PHILLIPS IS THE COWBOY I WAS TALKING ABOUT EARLIER.

UH, THE BARBER SHOP.

I'M, I'M SORRY, I'M BAD AT PRONOUNCING NAMES.

, AND THEN I CAN'T PRONOUNCE THAT NAME.

HAR.

THANK YOU.

, UH, IS THE ONLY COLOR POLICE, THE ONLY COLOR POLICE MAN IN AUSTIN AT THE TIME.

UH, NEXT SLIDE.

OH, ALONGSIDE, UH, THE MURAL, WE ALSO WANT TO HAVE A HISTORY SIGN SET UP THAT PEOPLE CAN COME AND, UM, KNOW ABOUT THE HISTORY THAT SAYS IN THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO WERE FORCED TO MOVE IN THE FORGOTTEN.

THIS MIRACLE CASE IS IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE IN WATERLOO AND THE LAST STYLE OF THE RESIDENTS THAT CALLED THIS PLACE HOME.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

MY NAME IS JOHN.

NOW ABOUT THE CELEBRATION.

WE ARE DOING THIS AS A CELEBRATION TO CELEBRATE THE AMAZING HISTORY OF AUSTIN.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT BRING THE PEOPLE BACK FROM THE DEAD, BUT WE CAN RECREATE THIS IN A LIVELY MANNER.

THAT'S WHY WE CHOSE TO LIKE HAVE A MURAL BECAUSE WE CAN TAKE YOU GUYS FIRSTHAND THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE.

WE CAN TAKE YOU GUYS FIRSTHAND THROUGH HISTORY.

AND NOW, AS WE SAID EARLIER, I'M GONNA TELL YOU GUYS ABOUT THE REVEAL PARTY.

NEXT SLIDE.

NOW JOIN US DECEMBER 1ST, WHICH IF YOU, IF YOU LOOK AT YOUR CALENDARS, THAT'S FRIDAY.

THIS FRIDAY.

NOW THE REVEAL PARTY WILL BE ON 11TH STREET AND LIKE, LIKE EVERYTHING WILL BE VERY LIMITED.

SO PLEASE SAVE Y'ALL SPOTS.

NOW AT THIS EVENT, WE WILL HAVE FREE FOOD, WE WILL HAVE LIVE MUSIC, WE WILL HAVE ACTIVITIES FOR, IF YOU GUYS HAVE ANY KIDS, BRING YOUR KIDS OUT TOO.

WE WILL HAVE ACTIVITIES AND WE WILL ALSO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN FREE PRIZES.

WHO DOESN'T LIKE TO WIN FREE PRIZES? AND, AND LIKE, AND THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD COME TO THE PARTY.

THE FINAL REASON WHY YOU SHOULD COME TO THIS REVEAL PARTY IS BECAUSE THINK ABOUT IT LIKE THIS.

IT'S NOT JUST A PARTY, IT'S A PARTY.

HONORING AND CELEBRATING THE AMAZING HISTORY OF AUSTIN AND AUSTIN IS FILLED WITH AUSTIN IS FILLED WITH AMAZING CULTURAL HISTORY.

AND THANK YOU GUYS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY ALLOWING US TO COME AND PRESENT OUR PROJECTS.

THANK YOU GUYS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NICE JOB.

BRETT, DO YOU WANNA DO YOURS? CUZ WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO KEEP MOVING.

CAN YOU COME IN? SO THIS WILL GO BACK TO THE FIRST SET OF SLIDES.

BEAR WITH ME IF I'M SORRY.

I GOT YOU OUTTA ORDER.

THERE WE GO.

ALL RIGHT.

HELLO GUYS.

MY NAME IS BRETT.

OH, , SORRY.

YOU'RE GOOD.

UH, SO MY NAME IS BRETT AND MY OTHER GROUP MEMBERS AREN'T HERE, BUT WE ARE PART OF H TWO O CARTOON.

UH, NEXT SIDE PLEASE.

SO OUR PURPOSE FOR THIS, FOR THIS, UH, PROJECT IS FOR, AS AUSTIN CONTINUES TO CONTINUE TO GROW, WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THE HISTORY ALIVE.

SO WE DECIDED TO MAKE A CARTOON AIMING FOR KIDS.

THE REASON BEHIND THIS IS THAT WE WANTED TO HAVE KIDS BE ABLE TO GROW UP AND

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LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF WATERLOO.

THIS CARTOON WOULD BE LOCATED AT THE MOODY AMPHITHEATER SHOWING EVERY FRIDAY AWAY AND A WAY WHERE KIDS CAN HAVE FUN BUT ALSO LEARN AT THE SAME TIME.

THIS CARTOON WILL BE INTERACTIVE AND IT'LL ASK QUESTIONS TO GET THE KIDS INTERESTED AND INVOLVED.

THE CARTOON WILL BE SHOWN, WILL SHOW THE EVALUATION OF WATERLOO FROM BACK THEN TO NOW.

NEXT SIDE PLEASE.

SO, MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS.

OUR CARTOON WILL BE 20 MINUTES LONG.

WE WILL HAVE IMPORTANT INFORMATION WHILE TRYING TO KEEP IT MINIMALISTIC.

DUE TO THE FACT THIS CARTOON IS AIMED FOR KIDS.

WE WANNA KEEP THEM ENGAGED.

OUR INFORMATION WILL BE SIMPLE BUT INFORMATIVE.

WE WILL MENTION KEY FACTS.

FOR EXAMPLE, WHAT IS WATERLOO? GIVE DEFINITION, WHERE IT'S LOCATED, WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE BEFORE AND WHAT IT IS NOW.

MENTION KEY FACTS LIKE FLOODS, IMPORTANCE OF THE CREEK.

OUR CARTOON WILL BE SHOWN AT THE MOODY WATERLOO PARK ON A PROJECTOR.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO WHAT WILL BE SHOWN AND SAID IS DURING THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES, WE WILL SHOW AN ANIMATED PICTURE OF WATERLOO AND ASK, DO YOU KNOW WHAT WATERLOO IS? THEN THEY WILL GIVE, AH, MY BAD OVERVIEW OF WHAT WAS WATERLOO LOCATED BY 15TH STREET AND RUNS THROUGH LADYBIRD LAKE.

WE WILL SHOW A MAP, A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME TOGETHER.

WATERLOO WENT THROUGH MAJOR PROBLEMS BEFORE IT WAS ALL OF THIS.

THE NEXT FIVE MINUTES WILL BE WE WILL SHOW THE HOUSES A LONG WATER OR WALLER CREEK.

WE WILL ALSO SHOW LIKE SOME PICTURES AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT HOW IN NINE OR OCTOBER OF 1870, AFTER 36, 36 HOURS OF RAIN, THE COLORADO RIVER FLOODED AGAIN, WHICH WAS LOCATED ALONG LOWER WALLER CREEK AND IT WASHED AWAY A HOUSE, WHICH WAS NOT GOOD AT ALL.

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WALLER CREEK HAS GONE THROUGH MAJOR PROBLEMS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.

WALLER CREEK WASN'T JUST A CREEK, THERE WERE HOMES ALONG IT, BUT NOT ONLY THAT, IT WAS A PLACE FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO WASH THEIR CLOTHES.

NOW WE HAVE WASHER AND DRYERS TO WASH OUR CLOTHES, BUT BACK THEN A KID NAMED PAULA SUS SAID THEY USED THE CREEK TO WASH THEIR CLOTHES.

THE FINAL FIVE MINUTES IS, UH, THERE IS JUST SO MUCH HISTORY THAT WE DON'T KNOW THAT'S LIKE WHAT WE WOULD SAY IT WAS ONCE HOME TO PEOPLE, JOBS, BUILDINGS.

WATERLOO LIVING NOW IS A PLACE WHERE YOU COULD COME AND VISIT AND LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL NATURE WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW.

HOW COOL IS THAT? WE'RE GONNA SHOW A PICTURE, PROBABLY THE PICTURE ON THE RIGHT.

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS FUN CAR CARTOON.

AS YOU LEAVE TODAY, GO AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS SOMETHING INTERESTING YOU LEARNED TODAY.

THAT WOULD BE WHAT WE SAY AT THE END.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO OUR AUDIENCE TARGET TARGETED ARE GONNA BE CHILDREN.

SO THE CHILDREN ARE GOING TO BE THE ONES WATCHING THE CARTOON.

UH, THE CITY COUNCIL, THE CITY COUNCIL CAN HELP IMPROVE OUR CARTOON AND HELP KEEP THE HISTORY ALIVE.

PARENTS ARE GONNA BE THE ONES THERE WITH THEIR CHILDREN SO THEY CAN WATCH IT AND LEARN STUFF TOO.

ALSO, THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE GONNA BE TARGETED BECAUSE THEY WILL CONVINCE THE CITY COUNCIL TO APPROVE.

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UH, WHY WE CHOSE THIS? WE CHOSE THIS TOPIC BECAUSE WE THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO SPREAD INFORMATION INTO KIDS THROUGH CARTOONS.

SINCE KIDS ENJOY CARTOONS, IF WE TEACH KIDS INFORMATION THROUGH A FUN INFORMAL CARTOON, THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO REMEMBER THE INFORMATION WHEN THEY'RE OLDER.

THEIR CARTOONS WILL BE SHORT AND HOLD A LOT OF INFORMATION AND THERE WILL BE MULTIPLE EPISODES.

WE ALSO FEEL LIKE PARENTS WOULD LIKE THIS BECAUSE IT'S HELPFUL AND IT WILL BE INTERACTIVE AND EVERYONE CAN LEARN.

NEXT SLIDE.

THANK YOU GUYS.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, AND THE FINAL SET OF SLIDES, THAT'S YOU GUYS, , TIFFANY AND LOLLY.

THIS KIND OF TALL .

OKAY.

UM, MY NAME IS TIFFANY WYN AND I AM SECRET FRANCO.

AND THIS IS OUR, UM, PLAN TO RESERVE, UM, WALL CREEK AND WATERLOO GREENWAY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

OKAY, SO HERE'S AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE ARE GOING TO BE GOING OVER TODAY.

UH, WE'RE FIRST GONNA GO OVER THE HISTORY, WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE IT, OUR GOALS AND STRATEGY.

AND THEN, UM, WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT OUR PLAN AND HOW WE CAN LIKE HELP PRESERVE THE HISTORY OF WATERLOO GREENWAY.

AND WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT THE STAKEHOLDERS, WHO IS THE AUDIENCE, AND THEN THE OUTCOME OF WHAT IT CAN BE.

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SO, UM, WALL, WALL CREEK HAS BEEN RUNNING ACROSS THE DISTRICT, NORTH

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AND TO THE SOUTH, AND IT HAS INFLUENCE AND DEVELOPED OVER TIME.

SO 15,000 YEARS AGO, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WERE THERE AND GIVEN THE NAME OF WALL CREEK AFTER SLAVERY, AFRICAN AMERICANS SETTLED IN AND ESTABLISHED A COMMUNITY THERE.

AND THEN AFTER WE KNOW THAT SHO CREEK AND WALLER CREEK HAS ALSO BEEN PRONE TO FLOODING.

SO WE WANTED TO LIKE, THERE NEED TO BE IMPROVEMENT ON THE LAND AND SETTLEMENT THERE.

AND ALSO THE 1928 CITY PLAN PRESENTED AN IDEA WHERE THEY NEEDED TO RESTORE THE PLACE IN LAND NEAR WALLER CREEK, BUT ALSO REINFORCE THE JIM CROW POLICIES THERE.

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ADDING MORE TO A LITTLE BIT OF A, UM, WALL CREEK'S HISTORY.

IN 1978, SYMPHONY SQUARE WAS OPENED AND IT'S MADE UP OF FOUR PARTS.

THE JEREMIAH HAMILTON HOUSE, THE NORTHERNS CLUB, WILLIAM P HARDER MEN'S HOUSE, AND THE MICHAEL DOYLE HOUSE.

IN 1975, THE WALLER CREEK DEVELOPMENT PLAN WAS PROPOSED TO IMPOSE IMPROVEMENTS ALONG THE CREEK.

AND WATERLOO GREENWAY WAS A WAY TO, TO CREATE A PARK AND TO BEAUTIFY THE AREA.

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OKAY.

UH, WHY DO WE NEED TO PRESERVE WATERLOO SLASH WATER CREEK'S HISTORY? FIRST OF ALL, IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE REMEMBRANCE.

UM, FUTURE GENERATIONS NEED TO BE AWARE OF THE PAST HISTORY FOR VARIOUS REASONS.

ONE BEING IT'S GOING TO SET UP THEIR FUTURE, LIKE THE ENVIRONMENT THAT THEY'RE IN AND WHERE THEY'RE GOING, THE, SORRY, .

UH, IT'S, IT'S JUST IMPORTANT FOR THE NEW GENERATION TO KNOW THE PAST AND WHERE THEY'RE HEADING.

UM, THE CONNECTIONS, BEING ABLE TO CONNECT THE PAST WITH THE PRESENT IS VERY IMPORTANT.

IT HELPS YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE COMING FROM AS A PERSON AND IT HELPS YOU BY KNOWING HOW TO HELP IN THE FUTURE.

AND THEN DEVELOPMENT, AUSTIN IS A TOURIST CITY AND IT'S EXPANDING RAPIDLY AS WE KNOW.

AND SO IT WOULD JUST BRING SO MUCH MORE COMMUNITY AND SENSE OF TOGETHERNESS HERE IN THE CITY.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO HERE ARE SOME EVENTS THAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST.

SO IN THE FIRST PICTURE TO THE LEFT, YOU CAN SEE THE 1915 FLASH FLOOD THAT KILLED 50 PEOPLE AND 12 PEOPLE ALONG WALLER CREEK.

IN THE MIDDLE PICTURE, YOU CAN SEE HOW THE STREETS WERE WERE CHANGING DUE TO LIKE SEGREGATION AND ALL OF THAT.

AND THEN IN THE VERY LAST PICTURE ON YOUR RIGHT, YOU'LL SEE IN 1978 THE CONSTRUCTION OF SYMPHONY SQUARE AND HOW JEREMIAH HAMILTON'S HOUSE WAS THE ONLY ORIGINAL BUILDING THAT WAS REMAINED UNTOUCHED AND STILL LIVES TO THIS DAY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO PROMOTE INCLUSIVITY AND COMMUNITY THROUGH FOOD.

UM, ANOTHER ONE OF OUR GOAL IS TO EDUCATE THE PEOPLE ON NIGHTS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HISTORY OF THE CREEK AND WHY WATERLOO GREENWAY IS HOW IT IS TODAY.

AND THEN OUR THIRD GOAL IS TO PRESERVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN RECIPES AND TRADITIONS.

AND YOU'LL SEE THAT WE ARE PLANNING TO OPEN A RESTAURANT CALLED CINA HAMILTON.

UH, HE WAS LIKE, UM, A SLAVE, BUT ALSO HE LIVED AT THE SYMPHONY SQUARE AND HE WAS ACTUALLY, UH, I THINK ONE OF THE NINE, UM, BLACK REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE.

RIGHT? YEAH.

OKAY.

YEAH.

YEAH.

HE WAS ALSO THE FIRST BLACK MAN THAT WAS ALLOWED TO BUY LAND IN THE AREA FROM THE PLANTATION.

YES.

OKAY, GO AHEAD.

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OKAY, NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AFTER SEEING ALL OUR GOALS, UM, WE WANTED OUR, LIKE, TARGET IS OUR MAIN GOAL, HOW TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY OF WATER CREEK AND WATERLOO GREENWAY.

AND THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE NEED TO KEEP IN MIND, WHICH IS FIRST KNOW THE HISTORY OF WATERLOO CREEK, I MEAN WATERLOO GREENWAY AND WATER CREEK.

UM, BECAUSE LIKE HISTORY NEEDS TO BE KEPT AND KNOWN TO MOVE ON TO CREATE SOMETHING BETTER, WHICH IS LIKE, UM, IN THIS CLASS WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT HOW FUTURE OR YOUTH CAN HELP THE FUTURE.

SO I THINK THAT'S ONE THING.

AND THEN SECOND THING IS THAT WE WANT TO PLAN SOMETHING THAT BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND BUILD A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT THE HISTORY.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO OUR PLAN IS TO BUILD A RESTAURANT WITH THE RESOURCES, FACTS, AND, UM, HISTORY.

UM, WE WANT TO LIKE BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY BY BRINGING IN FOOD.

CAUSE FOOD BRINGS A DIVERSE GROUP OF PEOPLE TOGETHER.

AND SOME THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND IS WHAT'S GONNA BE ON OUR MENU AND HOW WILL HISTORY BE TIED TO THAT.

ON OUR MENU, WE WILL HAVE LIKE AFRICAN AMERICAN AND MEXICAN DISHES BECAUSE OF HOW THAT IS CONNECTED WITH WALLER CREEK.

AND THE NAMES OF THE ITEMS WILL BE SIGNIFICANT FIGURES WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THE HISTORY.

AND THEN FOR LASTLY, WE WANTED TO PICK A LOCATION WHERE IT IS IMPORTANT, WHICH IS SYMPHONY SQUARE, WHERE JEMIAH HAMILTON'S HOME IS ORIGINALLY.

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SO SOME REQUIREMENTS WHEN OPENING UP A RESTAURANT IN AUSTIN, WE NEED CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY PERMIT PERMIT TO OPERATE A FOOD ENTERPRISE AND SALES AND USE TAX PERMIT LICENSES TO SELL SLASH SERVE ALCOHOL PROVIDED THROUGH THE TEXAS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMMISSION AND ZONING VERIFICATION APPROVAL.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

THE INSIDE OF THE RESTAURANT, LIKE WHAT'S GONNA BE ON TABLES, WALLS, AND HOW IS THE HISTORY GONNA BE CONNECTED? WE WILL HAVE LIKE QR CODES ON THE TABLES TALKING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF WALLER CREEK.

UM, THAT QR CODE ACTUALLY WORKS, SO I'M PROUD TO MAKE THAT .

UM, ANYWAYS, UM, IT WILL HAVE LIKE THE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND OF THE RECIPES BECAUSE THE RECIPES ARE REALLY IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE TRADITION CULTURE AND EVERYTHING LIKE THAT.

AND THEN THE CONNECTION WITH SYMPHONY SQUARE.

I ALREADY SAID THIS A LONG TIME, BUT LIKE, OR A LOT OF TIMES JEMIAH HAMILTON HOUSE.

YEAH.

UM, HE LIKE LIVED IN IN 1871 AND ALSO MADE IT A GROCERY STORE.

SO I THINK BUILDING A RESTAURANT THERE IS GONNA BE LIKE, LIKE A GROCERY STORE, BUT NOT, I LIKE IT.

OKAY, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY, SO HERE'S, HERE'S A MENU WE CAME UP WITH.

UH, AS YOU CAN SEE, IT RANGES FROM VARIOUS CUISINES LIKE FROM MEXICAN AMERICAN TO AFRICAN AMERICAN RECIPES.

AND UH, SOME OF, SOME OF OUR ITEMS ARE NAMED AFTER HISTORICAL FIGURES LIKE HAMILTON'S TASTE AND WAIT, WHO IS YOUR LOOKS? YOU SEE, WE REALLY TRIED TO CREATE A VARIETY, LIKE OUR FOODS ARE RANGING FROM GUMBO ALL THE WAY TO BA BASO, WHICH IS LIKE CLASSICS IN EACH DIFFERENT CULTURE.

SO THAT'S HOW WE TRIED TO INCLUDE EVERY COMMUNITY AS MUCH AS WE COULD.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

POLICE.

OUR STAKEHOLDERS AND AUDIENCES THAT WE'RE TRYING TO REACH ARE DR.

JAVIER WALLACE WITH BLACK AUSTIN TOURS BECAUSE WE FEEL LIKE HE WILL BE A GREAT PERSON TO TRY TO PROMOTE THIS FOR US.

UM, HEB FOR FOOD SUPPLY, FOOD ENTHUSIASTS.

LIKE RIGHT NOW, THE FLU FOOD BLOGGING COMMUNITY IS VERY POPULAR AND WE'LL FEEL LIKE IF THEY WERE TO, IF WE, IF THEY WERE TO BE REACHED, EVERYTHING LIKE WOULD START GETTING MORE RECOGNITION.

AND LASTLY, THE AUSTIN NATIVES AND THE CITY COUNCIL.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO NOW WE'RE ONTO OUTCOMES AND SOME OF THE OUTCOMES IS TO LIKE PROTECT

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THE BUILDING CUZ 70 SQUARE IS ALSO ONE OF THE HISTORIC BUILDING THAT IS STILL STANDING.

AND I THINK HAVING THAT WILL KEEP THE HISTORY ALIVE THERE AND PRESERVING THE AGRICULTURE AND RECIPES, LIKE I SAID, RECIPES, TRADITION KOSHER IS GONNA BE KNOWN AND KEPT FOR A LONG TIME.

ALSO, BUILDING RELATIONS RELATIONSHIPS ARE FORMED AND MEMORIES ARE MADE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO DO IT THAN WITH FOOD IN A RESTAURANT THAT'S LIKE ONE OF THE BEST PLACES PEOPLE CAN GO AND HAVE FUN.

AND THEN CONNECTING THE PAST WITH THE PRESENT.

UM, THIS IS TIME BACK TO WHEN I WAS SAYING HOW IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE PAST SO IT CAN HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE FUTURE.

AND WE JUST WANT, WE JUST REALLY WANT THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW THEIR HISTORY BECAUSE IT NEEDS TO BE REMEMBERED CUZ AND THERE HAVE BEEN SOME STRUGGLES AND THOSE NEED TO BE COMMEMORATED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY HELPED US TO BE WHERE THEY'RE AT, WHERE WE ARE AT RIGHT NOW.

NEXT SLIDE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR COMING.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING US .

ALL RIGHT, UM, MOVING ALONG.

SO WE ARE ONTO, UH, DISCUSSION

[3. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation to Austin City Council to approve 9,574 square feet of Permanent Drainage Use on parkland located at Pioneer Crossing Neighborhood Park. Construction will not exceed 720 calendar days. Total mitigation is $146,840.]

AND ACTION ITEMS. NUMBER THREE, PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A RECOMMENDATION TO AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL TO APPROVE 9,574 SQUARE FEET OF PERMANENT DRAINAGE USE ON PARKLAND.

LOCATED AT PIONEER CROSSING NEIGHBORHOOD PARK CONSTRUCTION WILL NOT EXCEED 720 CALENDAR DAYS.

TOTAL MITIGATION IS $146,000, UH, $146,840.

UM, WE HAVE PRESENTERS, MATT HAROLD AND GREG MONTE, RICK AND GREG MONTEZ.

HELLO, GOOD EVENING.

BOARD MEMBERS.

UM, AS YOU MENTIONED ALREADY CHAIR, THIS IS A ACTION ITEM FOR THE, UM, TAKING A PARKLAND FOR A DRAINAGE USE FOR THE EXTENSION OF BREAKER LANE.

THIS PROJECT IS BEING SPONSORED BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN, AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

UM, AS YOU MENTIONED, MATT HAROLD WITH PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT MANAGER ON THE PROJECT IS GOING TO BE DOING A SHORT PRESENTATION, BUT WE'LL ALSO BE AROUND FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE AFTER THAT.

THANKS.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING TO EXTEND BREAKER LANE FROM ITS CURRENT END NEAR DAWS PLACE TO, UH, SAMSUNG BOULEVARD, AS WELL AS ALSO EXTENDING TIEBACK DRIVE, UM, TO ENTER A SECT WITH BREAKER LANE.

UM, AND ADJACENT TO THE SAMSUNG BREAKER, LANE CORNER IS PIONEER CROSSING, UH, NEIGHBORHOOD PARK.

UM, THE EXTENSION OF BREAKER LANE WILL ADD SIGNIFICANT CONNECTIVITY TO PIONEER CROSSING EAST AND WEST'S NEIGHBORHOODS, AS WELL AS, UH, SIDEWALK AND BIKE LANE CONNECTIVITY FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS TO, UH, PIONEER CROSSING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

AND WE'RE REQUESTING, UH, PERMANENT CHANGE OF USE OF PARKLAND FOR DRAINAGE PURPOSES TO ADD, UH, DRAINAGE DITCHES ALONG, UH, TWO SMALL PORTIONS OF THE EXISTING, UM, UH, PARKLAND, UH, ALONG THE EDGES OF THE ROAD.

UM, IT'S CURRENTLY UNDEVELOPED PARKLAND, UH, IT DRAINS TO THE WEST, AND SO WHEN WE PUT IN TIEBACK DRIVE, UM, WE WOULD BE PUTTING IN A CULVERT ALL WITHIN OUR RIGHT OF WAY, UH, BUT WOULD BE GRADING TOWARDS THAT, UH, TOWARDS THAT CULVERT TO MOVE WATER FROM THE PARK, LAND OFF THE PARK LAND, UM, AND INTO OUR STORM WATER FACILITIES.

UH, THIS WOULD KEEP, UH, PARKLAND FROM FLOODING, UM, FROM ITS OWN SURFACE FLOWS.

UM, SO THAT WOULD BE THE, THE TWO YELLOW AREAS REPRESENT THE, THE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS.

IT WOULD PREDOMINANTLY BE GRADING.

UM, IT WOULDN'T BE ANY CONCRETE CULVERT OR CONCRETE DITCHES.

IT WOULD JUST BE GRADING, UH, TOWARDS STORM WATER FACILITIES THAT ARE WITHIN OUR OWN RIGHT OF WAY.

AND THEN WHILE WE ARE PROPOSING CURRENTLY, UH, MITIGATION FEES, WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF, UH, ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAY, UH, FROM, UH, TWO PARCELS THAT WON'T, UH, WILL BE PART OF OUR TEMPORARY USE IN CONSTRUCTION AREA, BUT WON'T BE PERMANENTLY PART OF THE ROAD.

AND THOSE ARE SHOWN IN THE ORANGE HATCH THAT, UH, UPON COMPLETION OF THE ROAD AND REMOVAL OF OUR CONSTRUCTION FACILITIES, UH, WOULD BE DEDICATED BACK TO PAR, UM, ADDING THREE QUARTERS OF AN ACRE, UH, TO THE, THE PARK.

SO YEAH,

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WE WOULD BE PROPOSING, UH, THE 9,500 SQUARE FEET OF PERMANENT USE DRAINAGE ACHIEVEMENTS, UH, WHICH, UH, WAS CALCULATED OUT AT THE 146,000, UH, ALONG WITHIN THE PROCESSING FEE OF, OF 4,000, UH, FOR $150,840 MITIGATION.

UH, AND THEN ONCE WE COMPLETE THE LAND TRANSACTION AND WE, THE CITY ACTUALLY OWNS, UM, THE RIGHT OF WAY THAT WE WOULD BE DEDICATING, WE WOULD BE THEN CLEARED TO DEDICATE THAT 32,000, UH, SQUARE FEET, UH, OF PROPERTY, UM, TO PAR AND THE, UH, MITIGATION FEE WOULD BE RETURNED TO ATD.

UM, RIGHT NOW WE'RE ANTICIPATING IT NOT TO EXCEED 720 DAYS FOR CONSTRUCTION.

WE ARE, UH, IN OUR SECOND ROUND OF A HUNDRED PERCENT DESIGN, COMMENT REVIEW.

SO WE EXPECT TO BE ADVERTISING, UH, IN PROBABLY MAY OF 2023, WHICH WOULD PUT CONSTRUCTION STARTING IN THE FALL OF 2023 AND GOING INTO THE FALL OF 2025.

I THINK THAT'S IT, YEAH.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

DO WE HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? ANYBODY ONLINE? ANY QUESTIONS? I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION.

SURE.

BOARD MEMBER LEWIS, IF, IF WE, UM, DIDN'T, IF THIS WASN'T UNDERGONE, WHAT WOULD, WHAT WOULD BE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT? UM, SO CURRENTLY THE, ANY RAINWATER THAT'S FALLING ON THAT PROPERTY, UM, GOES ACROSS OR, OR MOVES TO THE WEST CROSSING WHERE WE'RE GONNA PUT TYVEK ROAD.

UM, AND SO HOW STORM WATER WOULD JUST BUILD UP ON THE PARK PROPERTY, UM, THIS, UH, I MEAN, IT WOULD EVENTUALLY FIND ITS WAY TO THE CULVERT THAT WE'RE PUTTING IN.

UM, BUT, UH, THIS WOULD JUST SPEED UP DRY IN THAT, UH, WESTERN EDGE OF THE PARK.

UM, UM, AND SIMILARLY, IT SLIGHTLY SLOPES TOWARDS THE NORTH THERE, UM, AT BREAKER LANE, IT, IT, IT JUST SPEEDS UP.

THE, THE, THE, UM, WOULD BE SPEED UP THE DRAWING AND DRAINAGE AND IT IS, IT'S JUST GONNA BE, UH, GRADED, UM, AND, AND RE-VEGETATED AS GRASSLAND.

UM, AND THE POINT OF THE PERMANENT DRAIN EASEMENT WOULD BE THAT, UH, AS THE, AS PAR DEVELOPS A PLAN FOR THE PARK, UM, IT WOULD JUST STIPULATE THAT EITHER, UM, NOTHING WOULD BE BUILT THERE OR THAT THE DRAINAGE REQUIREMENT WOULD BE CONSIDERED IN WHATEVER GOT BUILT THERE.

UM, TIM, EXCUSE ME JUST A MINUTE, TIM.

THOSE ARE, THEY JUST WERE LATE, BUT THEY WERE PART OF THE GROUP.

DID JAKE GET THERE? OKAY, THANKS.

I'M, I'M SORRY TO INTERRUPT.

THAT'S OKAY.

NO, THANK YOU THAT, THAT WAS MY, UH, QUESTION.

ARE THERE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS? WOULD ANYBODY LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION? I CAN MAKE A MOTION.

UM, I, UM, MOVE THAT, UH, THE PARKS BOARD RECOMMEND TO AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL TO APPROVE THE 9,574 SQUARE FEET OF PERMANENT DRAINAGE USE ON PARKLAND, LOCATED AT PIONEER CROSSING NEIGHBORHOOD PARK.

SECOND.

SECOND BY BOARD MEMBER MOORE.

UM, ALL IN FAVOR, UM, BOARD MEMBER FLOWERS, ARE YOU AVAILABLE? ARE YOU IN FAVOR? OKAY, GREAT.

LOOKS UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OKAY, UM,

[4. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation to Austin City Council to approve The Trail Conservancy’s Annual Programming Plan for the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail at Townlake Metropolitan Park.]

ITEM NUMBER FOUR UNDER DISCUSSION AND ACTION PRESENTATION.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A RECOMMENDATION TO AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL TO APPROVE THE TRAIL CONSERVANCY'S ANNUAL PROGRAMMING PLAN FOR THE ANNE AND ROY BUTLER HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL AT TOWN LAKE METROPOLITAN PARK.

AND, SORRY, UM, WE HAVE HERE CHRISTINE CHUL, PROGRAM MANAGER FOR PARKS AND REC, AND HEIDI ANDERSON, CEO OF THE TRAIL CONSERVANCY.

THANK YOU THERE.

HELLO.

UM, I'M CHRISTINE CHUL.

I'M THE PROGRAM MANAGER AND I SERVE AS A MANAGER OF THE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM AND A LIAISON TO OUR NON-PROFIT PARTNERS OF VARYING CONFIGURATIONS.

UH, JOINING ME IS HEIDI ANDERSON, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR THE TRAIL CONSERVANCY.

AND TODAY WE'LL BE PRESENTING TTCS FIRST FULL 12 MONTH ANNUAL PROGRAMMING PLAN FOR 2023 AND REQUESTING PAR MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO MAYOR COUNCIL IN SUPPORT OF THE TRAIL CONSERVANCY'S 2023 ANNUAL PROGRAMMING PLAN FOR PORTIONS OF TOWN LAKE METRO PARK.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM,

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JUST A QUICK OVERVIEW.

UH, MARCH, 2020, COUNCIL DIRECTED CITY STAFF TO WORK WITH NONPROFIT PARTNERS TO CREATE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS THAT BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY AND OUTLINE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES BETWEEN PARTNERS AND PAR.

AT THIS POINT, PAR DEVELOPED THE PARTNERSHIP CONFIGURATIONS AND SUBSEQUENT ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR EACH OF THE PARTNERSHIP CONFIGURATIONS.

PARTNERSHIP A INCLUDES PROGRAMMING, OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES AT A DETERMINED SITE.

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UM, OCTOBER 21ST, COUNCIL AUTHORIZED THE NEGOTIATION OF THE PARK OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT, AN INTERIM PROGRAMMING PLAN WITH TTC AND REQUESTED THE PROGRAMMING PLAN BE PROVIDED TO COUNCIL FOR REVIEW AND DIRECTION FOR THE FIRST TWO YEARS.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE PARK OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WAS EXECUTED ON JUNE 10TH, 2020, 22, AND THE PROGRAMMING PLAN, UH, APPROVED, COVERED JUNE THROUGH THE END OF 2022.

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SO I'M GONNA GIVE A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE POMA TERMS AND PARTNERSHIP.

A ALIGNMENT AS IT PERTAINS TO PROGRAMMING PLAN, UH, PER THE POMA, TTC WILL NEVER CLOSE THE BUTLER TRAIL.

PRE-IDENTIFY IDENTIFIED PROGRAMMING SITES AND NUMBER OF ACTIVATIONS PER CAPACITY ARE IDENTIFIED IN THE PROGRAMMING PLAN PER THE NO MORE THAN 10 MINIMALLY OPEN EVENTS ARE PERMITTED PER YEAR.

THE ANNUAL PROGRAMING PLAN SH SHALL BE REQUIRED TO BE APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE INITIAL TWO YEARS.

AND THE ANNUAL PROGRAMMING PLAN MUST BE SUBMITTED TO PAR FOR THE DIRECTOR'S APPROVAL AT LEAST 90 DAYS PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF EACH CALENDAR YEAR.

TTC MAY PROPOSE NO MORE THAN FOUR EVENTS WITH AN EXPECTED ATTENDANCE OF OVER A THOUSAND PER DAY ANNUALLY.

CONSISTENT WITH THE PARTNERSHIP A TERMS ALL GROSS REVENUE GENERATED AT THE SITE MUST BE BE DEPOSITED INTO A PARK OPERATIONS FUND AND USED TO PAY FOR PARK OPERATING EXPENSES.

THE CURRENT PROPOSED ANNUAL PROGRAMMING PLAN PROVIDED IN YOUR BACKUP, UM, TTC IS PROPOSING TWO MINIMALLY OPENED EVENTS, ONE MORE THAN IN 2022.

MINIMALLY OPEN IS A DESIGNATED AREA OPENED TO TICKETED PATRONS.

DEAF RECOGNITIONS OF DESIGNATIONS CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE SIX OF THE BACKUP.

THESE TWO EVENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED SPECIAL EVENTS WITH A THOUSAND OR MORE PEOPLE EXPECTED TO BE IN AT ATTENDANCE.

TWO LESS THAN IS PERMITTED PER THE DIPLOMA.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HEIDI WILL GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAMS. THANK YOU.

UH, I'M HEIDI ANDERSON, CEO OF THE TRAIL CONSERVANCY.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING US TONIGHT.

IT'S REALLY FUN TO BE BACK HERE WITH OUR NEW NAME AND OUR NEW BRAND.

WE'VE CHANGED IT TO THE TRAIL CONSERVANCY SINCE WE SIGNED THE AGREEMENT IN JUNE, SO, UM, IT WAS A BIG MOMENT FOR US.

IT'S BEEN A BIG YEAR.

HERE WE ARE.

UM, OKAY, SO, UH, LET ME SHARE A FEW HIGHLIGHTS WITH YOU OF THE PROGRAMMING PLAN ITSELF.

UM, I THINK I SHOULD HAVE MAYBE CAUGHT THIS EARLIER.

FORGIVE ME.

I THINK WE ONLY HAVE ONE MINIMALLY OPENED, WHICH IS THE MOONLIGHT MARGARITA RUN.

UM, AND I'LL GET TO THAT IN A MINUTE, UH, WHICH IS GONNA BE 20 YEARS OLD.

AND THEN, THEN THE OTHER ONE, WHICH IS OUR NEW JUBILEE, IS PROBABLY JUST GONNA BE A PARTIALLY OPEN, NOT NOT THE SAME LEVEL OF RESTRICTION LIKELY.

UM, SO THE REGULAR ANNUAL PROGRAMMING THAT WE HAVE PLANNED, WHICH IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY, IS OUR MUSIC ON THE TRAIL PROGRAM.

WE HAVE ABOUT 62 OF THOSE THIS YEAR.

ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS ARE ANCHORED IN OUR VALUE SYSTEM TO KEEP THE TRAIL A VERY NATURAL SANCTUARY AND IN OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION, AND BASED ON THE REQUESTS, UH, MADE OF THE PARKS DEPARTMENT TO US AND ALL PARTNERS REALLY TO PROGRAM THE PARKLAND TO, UH, ACTIVATE IT FOR MANY REASONS, WHICH I KNOW YOU'RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH.

SO, MUSIC ON THE TRAIL HAS BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS AND, UH, OFFERED US A A LOT OF GREAT EXPOSURE TO A DIVERSE POOL OF, OF, UH, DIFFERENT PEOPLE WHO MAYBE HAVEN'T USED THE TRAIL IN THE PAST.

OUR FLOW AND THRIVE SERIES IS OUR FITNESS SERIES.

SO WE HAVE ABOUT 12 OF THOSE A YEAR RIGHT NOW, JUST ABOUT ONE A MONTH.

UM, OUR SCAVENGER HUNT IS ONGOING.

WE HAD OVER 500 ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN THAT IN OUR FIRST SCAVENGER HUNT, AND THAT WAS ALL NATURE BASED A TREE PROGRAM.

THIS TIME IT'S GONNA BE HISTORICAL SITES ALONG THE TRAIL AND SOME OF THAT KIND OF INTERPRETATION, UH, EDUCATIONAL PIECE.

OUR KIDS ADOPT A GARDEN WILL BE HELD IN THE SUMMER.

WE HAVE IN UP TO ABOUT 20 KIDS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THAT OVER NEAR MENDEZ AND THE CAMACHO COMMUNITY CENTERS.

WE'VE STARTED A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CENTRAL LIBRARY AND WE'LL HAVE THIS YEAR IN THE PROGRAMMING PLAN,

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PROBABLY ABOUT FOUR PARTNERSHIPS WITH THEM BASED ON, AS AN EXAMPLE, BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

WE'RE PARTNERING WITH, UH, THE LIBRARY WITH A BLACK AUTHOR AND GOING TO DO KIND OF AN ACTIVE STORY TIME EXPERIENCE ON THE TRAIL, UM, EARTH DAY CLEANUP AND FESTIVAL.

THIS IS WHERE OUR NEW, UH, EARTH DAY JUBILEE IS GONNA COME INTO PLAY.

IT'S MOSTLY GONNA BE OPEN AND FREE TO THE PUBLIC WITH CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES AND MORE MUSIC ON THE TRAIL AND SEED BALL MAKING AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

ROOTS AND WINGS FESTIVAL PARTNER, UH, WE'VE CONTINUED TO DO THAT.

AND THEN HOLIDAYS ON THE TRAIL IS SOMETHING WE ARE EXPANDING.

IT'S BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL.

WE HAD SANTA ON THE TRAIL SATURDAY AND WE WENT TO TWO LOCATIONS, A WEST SIDE AND AN EAST SIDE WITH A BILINGUAL SANTA AND HAD OVER A HUNDRED FAMILIES JOIN US AT ONE OF THOSE, BETWEEN THOSE TWO SITES.

SO IT WAS, IT WAS VERY EXCITING AND SUCCESSFUL.

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UM, SO HERE IT DOES SAY TWO MINIMALLY OPENED, BUT WE REALLY ANTICIPATE THE EARTH DAY JUBILEE, WHICH WILL BE THE NEW EVENT THAT WE BRING TO THE TRAIL ON EARTH DAY, UH, NEXT APRIL TO BE LIMITED ON THE FENCING AND THE, THE TICKETED AREA.

THE BULK, THE MAJORITY OF THAT EVENT IS GOING TO BE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT THE MA'S MOONLIGHT MARGARITA RUN IN JUNE, AGAIN ENTERING ITS 20TH YEAR.

THIS, IT'S AS OLD AS WE ARE.

UH, WE'LL BE AT SAND BEACH PARK AGAIN AND THAT WILL BE A MINIMALLY OPENED AGAIN EVENT, UH, AGAIN, WE'LL NEVER CLOSE THE TRAIL.

ALWAYS IMPORTANT AND IMPORTANT TO US TOO.

AND BY FAR MOST OF OUR EVENTS ARE JUST COMPLETELY FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

NEXT SLIDE.

VOLUNTEER.

OH, WRONG ONE.

ARTS AND CULTURE ON THE TRAIL.

SO WE ARE ABOUT TO FINISH THIS PLAN.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS NOW FOR REALLY ALMOST TWO YEARS WITH VERY, VERY, UM, DETAILED, UH, EXTENSIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TO SHOW US AND, AND HELP US UNDERSTAND WHAT THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO BE SEEING ON THE TRAIL, HOW THEY WANT THE SPACE ACTIVATED.

YOU'LL SEE MORE OF THE INFORMATION THAT WE RECEIVE BACK ON THIS PROGRAM IN THE EARLY MONTHS OF NEXT YEAR.

BUT IF THIS IS NOT JUST A PUBLIC ART PLAN FOR THE TRAIL, IT'S CULTURAL PROGRAMMING AS WELL.

SO THE GOAL OF THIS PROGRAM, THE ARTS AND CULTURE PROGRAM FOR US, IS REALLY TO EXPOSE THE CURRENT TRAIL USERS TO NEW EXPERIENCES, HELP THEM ED, EDUCATE THEM AND HELP THEM UNDERSTAND WHAT PART OF OUR CITY THEY MIGHT BE RUNNING PAST, UH, SOME HISTORICAL, UH, EDUCATION HAPPENING THERE, BUT ALSO ENTICE NEW PEOPLE WHO DON'T COME TO THIS PARK TO MAYBE COME AND EXPERIENCE SOMETHING BECAUSE IT WAS ENTICING TO THEM.

AND SO WE'LL BE BRINGING, AND NEXT, THE NEXT PROGRAMMING PLAN FOR WHEN WE COME NEXT FALL.

HOPEFULLY SOME ADDITIONAL, UM, EXPERIENCES FOR PARK USERS THAT COME OUT OF THIS PLAN HERE.

UH, WE HAVE TIPTOED INTO THIS SPACE A LITTLE BIT WITH OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WILDFIRE CENTER, BRINGING INDIA EXHIBIT TO THE TRAIL.

THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN SEE RIGHT HERE.

IT'S BEEN VERY POPULAR ALREADY AND WILL BE, UH, THERE AND THROUGH Q1 OF NEXT YEAR.

NEXT SLIDE.

VOLUNTEERING ON THE TRAIL IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST PIECES OF OUR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS. UM, WE CAN'T REALLY BE SUCCESSFUL AS AN ORGANIZATION WITHOUT THIS LEVEL OF VOLUNTEERING.

AND, UH, MANY OF YOU HAVE HEARD ME SAY THIS BEFORE.

I'VE BEEN IN THIS POSITION NOW FOR FIVE AND A HALF YEARS.

WHEN I STARTED, WE HAD FOUR VOLUNTEER EVENTS A YEAR, AND NOW WE HAVE BETWEEN A HUNDRED AND 150 A YEAR, UH, DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH THE PUBLIC RESPONDS TO US.

SO WE ARE ABLE TO BE VERY EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT WITH OUR DONATIONS AND OUR CHARITABLE GIFTS BY LEVERAGING THOSE DOLLARS WITH VOLUNTEER HOURS.

AND WE'VE REALLY FOUND THAT IT'S THE COMMUNITY THAT IS, IS HUNGRY TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT THIS PARK IN THAT WAY.

AND SO WE, WE HAVE AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT THREE VOLUNTEER EVENTS NOW A WEEK.

UM, PLANTING TREES, REMOVING INVASIVES, MULCHING, UM, ALL KINDS OF, UM, ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT TRASH PICKUP.

UM, BEEN A BIG PART OF, OF OUR GROWTH.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, THIS IS, UH, A BIG PIECE, AGAIN, KIND OF ANCHORING ALL OF THIS IN OUR VALUE SYSTEM OF WHAT IS GONNA BE THE BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY, UH, WHAT DO THEY WANT? AND WE MAKE A REAL EFFORT TO LISTEN TO THE COMMUNITY.

UH, IF SOMETHING, IF WE TRY SOMETHING AND IT'S NOT SUCCESSFUL, THEN WE UNDERSTAND THAT AND WE'RE HAPPY TO MOVE ON.

WE JUST TRY SOME IDEAS AND MAYBE THROW 'EM AT THE WALL AND SEE WHAT STICKS.

SO THROUGH THAT ARTS AND CULTURE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN, WE'RE REALLY HAVING THIS DEEP DIVE OPPORTUNITY

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TO LISTEN AND, AND RESPOND THAT WAY.

BUT WE DO SURVEYS AND A LOT OF FOLLOW UP, UM, AT OUR DIFFERENT PROGRAMS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS TO MAKE SURE WE'RE DOING WHAT PEOPLE ARE, ARE MOSTLY INTERESTED IN US DOING.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE SANTA ON THE TRAIL WAS HUGELY SUCCESSFUL ON SATURDAY OVER AT HOLLY AND NOT TERRIBLY SUCCESSFUL, OR NOT NEARLY AS SUCCESSFUL AT AUDITORIUM SHORES.

AND SO WE NEED TO PIVOT THERE, RIGHT? BUT WE KNOW THAT THE HOLLY COMMUNITY AND THE EAST SIDE COMMUNITY JUST REALLY ENJOYED THAT EXPERIENCE.

SO, UM, WE TRY, UH, AND LISTEN AND RESPOND ACCORDINGLY BECAUSE IT IS IN OUR VALUE SYSTEM TO THAT WE ARE HERE TO SERVE AND, AND GIVE THE COMMUNITY WHAT IT IS THEY WANT IN THIS SPACE.

SO WITH OUR FREE, FREE MUSIC, FITNESS, EDUCATIONAL, FAMILY FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING, OUR PARTNERSHIPS, UM, AND, AND OUR COMMITMENT TO BILINGUAL TRANSLATIONS, UM, AND KEEPING THAT DEI FOCUS, ONE OF THE BIG PROJECTS YOU'LL SEE US, UH, COMPLETING NEXT YEAR IS, IS A BIG TREE PLANTING PROJECT AT THE NEW HOLLY SHORES TRAIL TO BRING SHADE EQUITY TO THAT SIDE OF, OF THE COMMUNITY AS WELL.

AND WE'LL BE DOING THAT, UH, WITH UH, VOLUNTEER SUPPORT.

NEXT SLIDE.

OH, THAT'S YOU.

SO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT TODAY.

UM, IN CONCLUSION, WE'RE REQUESTING A RECOMMENDATION TO MAYOR AND COUNCIL IN SUPPORT OF THE TRAIL CONSERVANCY'S 2023 ANNUAL PROGRAMMING PLAN FOR PORTIONS OF TOWN LAKE METRO PARK.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? SARAH, DID YOU HAVE ONE? OKAY.

BOARD MEMBER FAST.

YES.

THANK YOU.

UM, THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

THERE'S A WIDE VARIETY OF EVENTS OBVIOUSLY THAT ARE PROGRAMMED BY THE CHILD CONSERVANCY PLAN.

UM, ON THE PLAN, I HAD ASKED A, WELL, UH, THE PARKS BOARD MEMBERS KNOWS THIS, BUT NOT EVERYBODY ELSE.

I HAD ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT THIS, UM, IN ADVANCE.

AND SO THE PLAN DOCUMENT, THE WAY IT'S SET UP, IT GIVES US LOCATIONS AND THEN IT GIVES YOU, UM, A MINIMUM NUMBER OF EVENTS THAT WOULD TAKE PLACE AT THAT LOCATION.

SO IT'LL SAY, YOU KNOW, EIGHT PLUS SIX PLUS AND THEN IT ALSO TELLS YOU IF THERE WOULD BE ANY LIKE MINIMALLY OPEN AND, YOU KNOW, THESE DESIGNATIONS.

SO I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT I FEEL LIKE FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE OF THE PARK SCORE, THAT PART OF THE REVIEW OF THE PROGRAMMING PLAN FOR ANYBODY THAT WE HAVE A PARTNERSHIP WITH IS LIKE ALL THE THINGS YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, WHAT IS THE TYPE OF PROGRAMMING? WHAT IS THE CONTENT, YOU KNOW, IS IT FIT WITH EVERYBODY'S GOALS AND VALUES? BUT ALSO I WOULD LIKE FOR THAT NUMBER OF EVENTS PER LOCATION TO HAVE A MAXIMUM NUMBER SO THAT IT'S NOT EIGHT OR MORE, BUT YOU KNOW, IT'S, YOU'RE GONNA HAVE EIGHT TO 25 EVENTS AT THIS LOCATION, EIGHT TO 108 TO 150.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE UPPER RANGE IS.

UM, AND SO I HAD EMAILED THAT QUESTION IN REGARD TO THIS PROGRAMMING PLAN AND THE RESPONSE I GOT WAS THAT, UM, THE, THE, UM, THE CONSERVANCY OR WHOEVER IS THE PARTNER IN THIS CASE, THE CHILD CONSERVANCY IS NOT REQUIRED TO TELL US THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ACTIVATIONS, EVENTS, WHATEVER YOUR WORD IS, UM, PER LOCATION.

OKAY.

THAT, THAT, THAT'S NOT A REQUIREMENT.

SO I WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT I ASKED THIS QUESTION, THIS EXACT SAME QUESTION WHEN WE DID THE PEASE PART PROGRAMMING PLAN BECAUSE IT WAS PRESENTED THE SAME WAY IT WAS PRESENTED WITH A MINIMUM NUMBER OF EVENTS AND THEN A PLUS ALSO WHEN WE LOOKED AT A, THE 2022, AND I KNOW IT WAS ONLY HALF A YEAR, BUT WHEN WE DID THE CHILD CONSERVANCY THEN TRAIL FOUNDATION, IT WAS THE SAME THING.

I ASKED THE SAME QUESTION, NOW WE'RE HERE, YOU KNOW, WITH THIS NEW VERSION.

SO IF, UM, YOU KNOW, THE CONSERVANCIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO GIVE THAT INFORMATION, UM, I THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO THE PARKS BOARD IF THEY WOULD JUST DO IT.

BUT I THINK THE OTHER WAY, THE THING WE COULD TALK ABOUT IS, UM, GOING BACK AND LOOKING AT THE PARTNERSHIP A LEVEL GUIDELINES THAT WERE ADOPTED BY CITY.

I BELIEVE THEY'RE ADOPTED BY CITY COUNCIL.

I'M NOT SURE.

I KNOW THE ORDINANCE WAS ADOPTED BY CITY COUNCIL AND THEN I DON'T KNOW IF THE