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GO AV.

OKAY.

HELLO

[CALL TO ORDER]

EVERYBODY.

MY NAME IS NEHEMIAH PITTS III.

I'M CALLING TO ORDER THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION MEETING HERE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY THE 11TH, 2023 AT 6:40 PM APPROXIMATELY.

UH, WE'RE ALSO VIEWABLE ONLINE.

UH, THE ACCESS POINT IS HTTP SLASH SLASH WWW.AUSTINTEXAS.GOV/PAGE/WATCH-ATX N DASH LIVE.

I'M HONORED TO SERVICE CHAIR, AND WE'LL GO AHEAD AND BEGIN WITH OUR ROLL CALL.

I'LL START IN THE ROOM.

STEVEN APODACA, REPRESENTING DISTRICT TWO.

THANK YOU.

AND THEN IF I CAN GO TO COMMISSIONER YATES.

COMMISSIONER GATES, REPRESENTING DISTRICT THREE.

THANK YOU.

AND COMMISSIONER GARZA.

CHRISTINA GARZA, REPRESENTING DISTRICT FOUR AND COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

COMMISSIONER NICOLE THOMPSON, REPRESENTING DISTRICT NINE.

THANK YOU, UH, ALL.

AND COMMISSIONER FLOYD, UH, JUST COMMISSIONER DAVE FLOYD, REPRESENTING MR. FIVE AND COMMISSIONER ISLAND.

UH, HELLO, COMMISSIONER ISLAND.

DO JUST NEED YOU TO ANNOUNCE YOURSELF AND, UH, THE DISTRICT YOU'RE REPRESENTING, PLEASE.

WE GOT YOU MUTED RIGHT NOW.

WELL, WE'LL COME BACK TO YOU.

UH, COMMISSIONER SUPTA.

COMMISSIONER SUM REPRESENTING DISTRICT 10 IN OKAY.

COMMISSIONER ISLAND.

WELL, UH, TECHNICALLY WE CAN PROCEED, ALTHOUGH WE WON'T BE ABLE TO HEAR YOU.

UH, AND YOU WON'T FORMALLY BE PART.

HELLO.

WE CAN, UH, VERY FAINTLY.

UH, SO IF YOU COULD TURN YOUR VOLUME UP, UH, PROBABLY ALL THE WAY AS COMMISSIONER YATES DID.

THAT'D BE GREAT.

COMMISSIONER MASKING ISLAND DISTRICT SEVEN.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

WITH THAT, THEN WE ARE CALLED TO ORDER.

UH, AS I MENTIONED, I'M THE CHAIR AND I'M REPRESENTING DISTRICT ONE.

UH, WE'LL BEGIN HERE, UH, AS THERE IS NO PUBLIC COMMUNICATION TODAY, UH, WITH THE APPROVAL OF

[APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

THE MINUTES FROM OUR D DECEMBER 14TH, 2022 MEETING.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE.

WE GOT THOSE IN OUR FOLDERS.

AND, UH, THE ONLINE INVITATION AS WELL FOR THIS EVENT.

I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES THAT'S PRESENTED.

AND A SECOND, UH, CHAIR.

UH, YES, POSSIBLE YOU SEE THE, SEE THE MINUTES ON SCREEN BECAUSE I CAN'T SEE THE BINDER.

UH, GOOD QUESTION.

ARE THE MINUTES PART OF IN THE, UH, EMAIL THAT WAS SENT BY JESSE, BUT YOU'VE GOT TO CLICK, UH, SEE THE SECOND ITEM IN ORDER TO SEE IT.

IS IT, IS IT HERE? LOOK IN YOUR SENT ITEMS FOR YOUR RSVP TO JESSE FOR THE,

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WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPLY COMMISSIONER ISLAND A SECOND.

AND WE HAVE A SECOND BY COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

WITH THAT, WE CAN HOLD A VOTE.

ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED, PLEASE SAY, AYE.

AND SHOW YOUR HAND.

AYE, AYE.

ALL RIGHT THEN.

OKAY.

SO WE ARE UNANIMOUS IN APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

SEVEN IN FAVOR? UM, I'M ABSTAINING CAUSE I WASN'T HERE.

OH, I'M SORRY.

THANK YOU FOR, FOR THAT.

UH, CLARIFICATION.

SIX IN FAVOR.

ONE.

ABSTENTION.

I, UH, I GUESS THIS, I'M SORRY.

SORRY.

JUST SAY TWO IN THE ROOM AND SIX ONLINE SUB, RIGHT.

SEVEN TO ONE.

CORRECT.

I, I STAND CORRECTED.

TELL ME ONE, SEVEN TO ONE.

UH, WHICH IS A GOOD POINT JUST TO CLARIFY AS WELL, UH, FOR ALL OF US GOING FORWARD, UH, WHEN DO THE VIDEOS W IS THERE A, UH, SERVICE DELIVERY COMMITMENT WHEN THE VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR REVIEW? UH, SO THERE'S TWO PARTS TO THIS THERE.

OKAY.

.

SO JUST TO PUT THINGS ON THE RECORD, UH, THERE'S TWO PARTS TO THE VIDEO POSTING.

UH, THE FIRST IS ATTN.

A T XN, UH, RECORDS THE VIDEO LIVE AND THEN POSTS IT TO THEIR WEBSITE.

UM, AFTER IT'S POSTED TO THE WEBSITE, I TAKE THE AVAILABLE LINK AND POST IT TO THE C TTC WEBSITE AS A PART OF THE, THE MEETING, UH, HISTORY.

UM, THE A T X N XN, UH, TIMELINE IS USUALLY WITHIN THREE DAYS, ALTHOUGH I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT THEIR SPECIFIC DEADLINE IS.

UM, BUT IT'S USUALLY PRETTY QUICKLY AVAILABLE IN THE NEXT THREE DAYS.

UM, MY POSTING IS USUALLY NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL MAYBE TWO OR THREE WEEKS AFTER THE MEETING, , ALTHOUGH WE CAN PROBABLY EXPECT THAT TO, UH, TO, TO IMPROVE AS THE NEW BPS POSITION COMES ONLINE.

RIGHT, RIGHT.

UNDERSTOOD.

AND, AND THAT'S A GOOD POINT TO CALL OUT BECAUSE, UH, AS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT EARLIER, RIDE LIFE GOES ON, UM, WHILE WE'RE, UH, PERFORMING OUR DUTIES HERE AS COMMISSIONERS, AND, UH, SO I UNDERSTAND PEOPLE CAN'T MAKE MEETINGS, OBVIOUSLY.

UH, IDEALLY WE WOULD ALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THAT MEETING WITHIN A SHORT TIMEFRAME AFTER WE MISSED THAT INITIAL, UH, MEETING, AND THEN THEREFORE BE ABLE TO COMFORTABLY APPROVE THE MINUTES IN THE NEXT SESSION.

NO ISSUES TODAY.

WE'VE GOT A QUORUM.

WE'VE GOT ENOUGH PEOPLE TO PROVE THE MINUTES, SO IT DIDN'T CAUSE ANY PROBLEMS WITH BUSINESS.

UH, BUT IN, IN THE FUTURE, UH, HOPEFULLY WE'LL ALL BE ABLE, UH, TO REVIEW OUR MEETINGS ONLINE, BOTH IN TERMS OF, UH, CONTINUITY AND FOLLOW UP.

CUZ IT'S VERY HELPFUL SOMETIMES TO BE ABLE TO REFER BACK TO THOSE MEETINGS AND CHALLENGING IF YOU CAN ONLY DO THAT IN A WEEK OR SO BEFORE.

SO AS JESSE MENTIONED, ONCE HE'S ABLE TO FOCUS ON OTHER THINGS, AND WE HAVE A, UH, I'M NOT SURE ACTUALLY IF IT'LL BE OFFICE PLATE OR, OR IF IT WILL BE STILL ON HIS PLATE.

UH, BUT IT'S, IT'S PROBABLY, BUT EITHER WAY, THE POINT IS THAT, UH, ONCE ADDITIONAL HEADCOUNT IS ADDED, UH, THERE'LL BE A EXPANSION AND, AND AVAILABILITY.

AND SO, WE'LL, WE'LL GET SOME LOCK, WE'LL GET SOME, UH, DETAILS LOCKED DOWN FOR Y'ALL ON THAT.

UH, LATER, ONCE WE KNOW AND CHAIR PITS, EVERYBODY DOES HAVE ACCESS TO THE AT XN ARCHIVES.

SO, UH, JUST IN CASE YOU DID WANT TO VIEW THE VIDEO BEFORE, UM, YOU KNOW, I WAS ABLE TO POST IT TO THE, THE MEETING, UH, I'D, I'D BE HAPPY TO.

IF YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR TO, UH, HOW TO NAVIGATE THE ATX SITE OR ACCESS THE ARCHIVES, I'M HAPPY TO POINT THAT OUT IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION OR IF ANY, ANY COMMISSIONER HAS A QUESTION.

OKAY, GREAT.

GREAT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

OKAY.

SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND, UH, SEGUE INTO THE REST OF OUR AGENDA HERE NOW, DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS AS THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

UH, BEGINNING

[2. Digital Inclusion Town Hall Listening Session Report (Commission Discussion and Action)]

WITH ITEM NUMBER TWO, DIGITAL INCLUSION TOWN HALL LISTENING SESSION REPORT.

UH,

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TO CLARIFY, THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY HIGH LEVEL.

UH, IF THERE'S ANY ZOOM CAPABILITY, UH, FEEL FREE TO USE IT.

IF NOT, I UNDERSTAND.

UH, THERE ARE TWO MAIN THINGS I WANTED TO DO TODAY, ALTHOUGH THERE'S GOING TO BE A MUCH MORE DETAILED REPORT, A ROBUST REPORT THAT INCLUDES INSIGHTS FROM OUR PARTNERS WITH AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, UH, AS WELL AS FINDINGS ON A CATEGORICAL BASIS, UH, AS WELL AS, UH, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT.

A AS WELL AS ACCESS POINTS TO THE ACTUAL DATA, THE CHALLENGE DATA POINTS COMMUNICATED DIRECTLY FROM THE LIVED EXPERIENCES SHARED, UH, BY THE PARTICIPANTS.

THAT'LL ALL BE PART OF A FORTHCOMING REPORT, UH, AND SO LOOK FORWARD TO THAT.

IN THE MEANTIME, I DIDN'T WANT ANY MORE TIME TO GO ON FOR CERTAIN HIGHLIGHTS.

WERE CALLED OUT AND CERTAIN ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS WERE MADE.

SO THE FOCUS TODAY IS ON THE HIGHLIGHTS AND THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, UH, AS YOU CAN SEE, AND AS YOU ALL RECALL, UH, WE HOSTED, UH, OVER THE COURSE OF 2022, WE HOSTED FOUR DIFFERENT DIGITAL INCLUSION TOWN HALL LISTENING SESSION EVENTS.

TWO OF THEM WERE HOSTED AT THE SOUTHEAST BRANCH LIBRARY.

UH, AND THEY OCCURRED BOTH VIRTUAL AND IN PERSON, UH, IN BOTH ENGLISH AND IN SPA AND IN SPANISH.

UH, BASED UPON THE, UH, RESERVATION PROCESS AND THE LANGUAGE PREFERENCES THAT PEOPLE SELECTED, UH, WE WERE HONORED TO HAVE 11 COMMUNITY MEMBERS ATTEND OUR APRIL 30TH SESSION.

UH, TWO, VIRTUALLY SEVEN PARTICIPATED IN AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE SESSION AND FOUR AND A SPANISH, UH, LANGUAGE SESSION.

UH, ON THE SEVENTH WE WERE ON UP TO HAVE 13 COMMUNITY MEMBERS ATTEND, WITH FOUR, ATTENDING VIRTUALLY, UH, SIX IN ENGLISH AND SEVEN IN SPANISH.

AND THEN THAT TOOK CARE OF OUR SPRING EVENTS LATER IN THE YEAR, UH, IN THE FALL, WE HOSTED A EVENT AT THE TERRAZAS BRANCH LIBRARY ON OCTOBER 29TH.

AND WE HAD 13 ATTENDEES IN PERSON.

UH, WE HAD NO REQUEST FOR ONLINE PARTICIPATION, SO WE DID NOT ACCOMMODATE THAT AT THAT EVENT.

AND OUR FINAL EVENT TOOK PLACE AT THE ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER ON NOVEMBER 19TH, AND WE HAD 21 IN PERSON ATTENDEES, UH, AGAIN, WITH NO ONLINE OR VIRTUAL, UH, ATTENDANCE REQUESTS, AS WE'VE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL BEFORE.

UH, THESE WERE VERY POWERFUL SESSIONS, UH, WITH A WHOLE HOST OF INSIGHTS COMMUNI COMMUNICATED AND CONVEYED FROM LIVED EXPERIENCES OF OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

UH, AND WE HAVE SPOKEN ON THOSE ON THE RECORD BEFORE, AND THERE WILL BE MORE DETAILED FINDINGS IN OUR NEXT REPORT.

SO I WON'T FOCUS ON THAT TODAY.

UH, BUT, UH, IT WOULD'VE BEEN POSSIBLE WERE IT NOT FOR, UH, THE PARTICIPATION OF THOSE COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND THEIR EAGERNESS TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES.

AND WITH THAT, WE CAN TRANSITION TO THE NEXT PAGE, BECAUSE THAT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE.

UH, WERE IT NOT FOR, UH, AND YOU YEAH, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

WERE IT NOT FOR, UH, THE ASSISTANCE OF A TON OF PARTNERS, BOTH, UH, FROM COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, NONPROFITS, UH, AS WELL AS CITY, UH, AFFILIATED DEPARTMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS, UH, AS WELL AS CITY STAFF DEPARTMENTS AND COMMISSIONS.

IT WAS A YEMEN EFFORT, I THOUGHT, FROM A PLANNING STANDPOINT, UH, THAT BEGAN IN EARLY 2022.

SO WITH THAT, I WANT TO GO DOWN THIS LIST OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND PERSONALLY, UH, RECOGNIZE A VARIETY OF ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE EVENT AND TO MAKE THEM FORMALLY PART OF THIS RECORD.

THIS LIST OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS WILL ALSO BE LEVEL SET IN OUR FINAL REPORT, AND WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT ANYONE THAT WAS MISSED IS ACKNOWLEDGED ON THE RECORD FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS, BEGINNING WITH THE SOUTHEAST BRANCH EVENTS, UH, AND ALL THE EVENTS.

AND FOR THAT MATTER, I WANNA THANK ALL THE COMMISSIONERS, BOTH, UH, NOT ONLY THE ONES THAT PARTICIPATED HANDS-ON OR PERSONALLY, UH, BUT FOR DEDICATING THE TIME IN THE COMMISSION IN THIS BODY TO PLANNING THESE EVENTS AND TO COMMITMENT TO EXECUTING THE EVENTS AND TO, UH, SOLICITING SUPPORT FOR THE EVENTS FROM YOUR COUNCIL MEMBERS.

WITH RESPECT TO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE, I WAS HONORED TO, TO HELP TO FACILITATE

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EVERYONE OF THE EVENTS AND TO BE JOINED AT EVERY EVENT THIS YEAR.

UH, EXCUSE ME, EVERY EVENT IN 2022, UH, BY VICE CHAIR STEVEN APODACA.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE COMMISSIONER MAXINE ISLAND FOR PLAYING, UH, A KEY ROLE IN ASSISTING IN THE PLANNING EFFORT.

AND I ALSO NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND, UH, AMEND.

I ALREADY KNOW, UH, COMMISSIONER, UH, THOMPSON, WHO ALSO PARTICIPATED IN THE PLANNING EFFORT AT, AT DIFFERENT POINTS IN TIME WITH THE LIBRARY COMMISSION CHAIR, MARK SMITH WITH THE FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, OR THE TARA OFFICE AND THE COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY DIVISION.

UH, I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE JESSE RODRIGUEZ, THE PROGRAM MANAGER.

I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE COTAN HARMON, SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER.

I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE RONDELLA HAWKINS, THE TERROR OFFICER, AND I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE BRIANNA GOWING, UH, SENIOR PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, PARTICULARLY WITH RESPECT TO PLANNING.

I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE MARION SANCHEZ.

UH, UH, MARION SANCHEZ, THE MANAGER AND COMMUNICATIONS, UH, MANAGER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION.

AND THE CITIES RUN PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE IN PARTICULAR, AS IT RELATES TO, UH, THREE OF OUR FOUR TOWN HALLS, WHICH WERE HOSTED AT THE AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY.

UH, THERE'S A WHOLE LIST OF AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY EMPLOYEES AND STAFFERS, UH, THAT PROVIDED ASSISTANCE IN PLANNING AND HANDS-ON ASSISTANCE AT EVENTS, UH, AS WELL AS LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT, BEGINNING WITH LIBRARY DIRECTOR ROOSEVELT WEEKS.

EMMY JOHNSON, INNOVATION IMPROVEMENT SENIOR BUSINESS PROCESS CONSULTANT.

I RAN A MAGANA NO NOVARO, THE SOUTHEAST BRANCH MANAGER, RAY AE, LIBRARY ASSISTANT MANAGER, CARMITA MCKENNA WILLIAMS EQUITY AND INCLUSION PROGRAM MANAGER, PAOLA MONTOYA CASTRO LIBRARY DIGITAL NAVIGATOR, DANNY REDDY, TRAINING INSTRUCTOR, MELISSA SANCHEZ, COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAM MANAGER, SHARON, HER FOURTH HERTH, HER FIRTH, UH, OFFICE OF PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIP DIVISION MANAGER, LARA PO.

UH, POLIO DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE, UH, ADMIN, CARLOS PENN, THE REESE LIBRARY BRANCH MANAGER WITH THE HOUSING AUTHORITY COMMUNITY OF AUSTIN.

I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE KATHERINE KRAGO.

I LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE, UH, DOCE B I I ONLY HAVE THE, THEIR, THEIR FIRST INITIAL, THEIR LAST NAME.

WE'LL UPDATE THAT FOR THE RECORD WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.

UH, WITH THE H A T C, I LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE ERIC LINDHOLM AND STEVE PELAR WITH THE EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCIL.

I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE BECCA BS AND ALTHOUGH I DON'T HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL'S NAME YET THIS TIME, UH, WITH THE COMMUNITY, UH, WITH THEIR SUPPORT.

I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE COMMUNITY LATINO HEALTH FORUM AS PLAYING A KEY ROLE IN OUTREACH FOR, UH, OUR SOUTHEAST BRANCH EVENTS.

UH, DOVE SPRING PROUD AND RICARDO ZALLA, BEGINNING WITH THE SOUTHEAST BRANCH ENGAGEMENT.

UH, AND CONTINUING THROUGHOUT OUR ENGAGEMENTS, ALL FOUR, UH, OCCURRING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT FOR FOOD, UH, UH, BY GOOD WORK.

AUSTIN IN PARTICULAR, NSA CUEVAS, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, AND ADAM ORMAN, CO-FOUNDER WITH THE UNITED WAY.

I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE FRANCISCO GALLEGOS, UH, AT THE TIME PACE COORDINATOR, UH, FAMILY PATHWAYS FOR HIS ASSISTANCE WITH PLANNING AND, UH, ASSISTANCE WITH THE SOUTHEAST BRANCH EVENTS.

I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AUSTIN FREENET, UH, WHO PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN EVERY EVENT AS A TABLING SPONSOR.

UH, THEIR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JESS ROSS AND JASMINE VARGAS.

UH, KATE THORNTON IS ALSO KEY TO ACKNOWLEDGE, ALTHOUGH SHE DID NOT HELP OUT WITH THE SOUTHEAST ENGAGEMENT.

UH, AND SHE'LL BE MENTIONED LATER, GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS.

WE'D LIKE TO THANK AND THEIR OUTREACH COORDINATOR, IAM LEON FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES, AND LYNN COLES, THEIR HEALTH COVERAGE PRO, UH, PROGRAM COORDINATOR.

LAK, I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE CARLA BRUCE SERUGA AND LEONA CORTEZ FOR HELPING WITH COMMUNITY RECRUITMENT.

FOR THE EVENT, WE'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE GAVA AND, UH, FRANCIS AKUNA FOR THEIR SUPPORT WITH THE AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY.

WE'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE DOUG GRAY, UH, THE AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY FOR FILMING OUR SECOND, UH, EXCUSE ME, OUR FIRST AND SECOND PILOT

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EVENTS AT THE SOUTHEAST BRANCH, AND RECORDING SOME INTERVIEWS OF BOTH COMMISSION MEMBERS, UH, WITH THE LIBRARY COMMISSION AND OUR COMMISSION.

IN ADDITION TO, UH, OTHER LEADERS ABOUT OUR EFFORT, RAITA IRVING FOR HER LEADERSHIP.

CHRISTIAN, UH, CHRISTIAN'S LAST NAME RIGHT NOW, UNFORTUNATELY, I DON'T HAVE FOR THE RECORD, BUT WE'LL UPDATE THAT.

HE'S THEIR PROGRAM PRODUCTION SERVICES MANAGER WHO DID A GREAT JOB FILMING.

NOW PIVOTING TO THE TARAS EVENT, UH, WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE, ALTHOUGH WE DID ACKNOWLEDGE, UH, BRIANNA GOUING EARLIER, UH, FOR HER ROLE IN SUPPORTING SIGNUP SIGN IN, IN PARTICULAR AT THE TERRAS BRANCH EVENT.

AND THE FOLLOWING EVENT AT THE ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER, TRAVIS COUNTY, UH, RAYA TAYLOR, IN PARTICULAR, THE FUSE EXECUTIVE FELLOW FOR MODERATING, BOTH AT THE TORAS BRANCH EVENT AND AT THE A A R C EVENT, MEMBERS OF THE AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY TO ROS BRANCH, DANNY WALKER, THE LIBRARY BRANCH MANAGER, ZACH SCHLATER, THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COORDINATOR, WHO PLAYED SUCH A GREAT ROLE AND ACTIVELY PLAYS THE ROLE OF DIGITAL NAVIGATOR THERE AT THE LIBRARY.

AS WELL AS THE, UH, LIBRARY ASSISTANT MANAGER MARK PANIST STEEL, AGAIN WITH THE AUSTIN FREENET, UH, THE TARAS BRANCH EVENT.

AND, UH, THE AUSTIN, UH, EXCUSE ME, THE ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER EVENT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE OR NOT FOR THE INCREDIBLE SUPPORT OF KATE THORTON AND JASMINE VARGAS ACTING AS SCRIBES.

IN ADDITION TO, UH, TABLING WITH THE RESOURCES FOR AUSTIN FREENET, AND AGAIN, GOODWILL OF CENTRAL TEXAS WITH IAM LEON, I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE CITY OF AUSTIN'S COMMUNITY COURT.

IN PARTICULAR, LAURA WILLIAMSON, THE BUSINESS, THE BUSINESS PROCESS CONSULTANT WHO AIDED WITH OUR RECRUITMENT EFFORTS AND PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN INCLUDING THE AUSTIN HOMELESSNESS ADVISORY COUNCIL.

IN ON THAT SESSION, WE'D LIKE TO THANK THE AUSTIN HOMELESSNESS ADVISORY COUNCIL THEMSELVES DIRECTLY, UH, ALL THEIR MEMBERS, ALTHOUGH THEY'RE UNNAMED AT THIS TIME.

FOR PRIVACY, WE'D LIKE TO THANK OUR SPONSOR FOR THE EVENT, INDEED AND THEIR KEY DIRECTOR, PAULA SYLVERE.

WE'D LIKE TO THANK THE FOOD PROVIDER, UH, OF THAT EVENT, THE HILLSIDE PHARMACY AND JADE PLACE.

PIVOTING NOW TO SPECIFICS FOR THE, UH, ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER EVENT.

WE'D LIKE TO THANK WITH THE A R C BIANCA GALVAN, THE CULTURE AND ARTS EDUCATION SUPERVISOR.

WE'D LIKE TO ADD TO OUR THANKS FOR TRAVIS COUNTY, CHLOE MUNN, PROGRAM MANAGER FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT AND FOR HER LEADERSHIP.

ONCE MORE, UH, THE PARTICIPATION OF GOODWILL OF CENTRAL TEXAS.

AND THERE'S AN IMPORTANT UPDATE TO BE MADE THERE FOR, UH, THE YOUNG LADY THAT HELPED OUT AND PARTICIPATED IN THE SESSION, UH, WHOSE NAME I COULD NOT FIND FOR THE RECORD.

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD IT NOW THOUGH, IF ANYONE HAS THAT IN MIND.

AND LASTLY, WE'D LIKE TO THANK OUR SESSION VISITORS AT THE ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER EVENT.

TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER FROM PRECINCT ONE, JEFF TRAIAN, AND AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEMBER FROM DISTRICT ONE, NATASHA HARPER MADISON.

THAT CONCLUDES THE REPORT SECTION OF THIS AGENDA ITEM.

HOWEVER, I'D LIKE TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PIVOT TOWARDS A DISCUSSION ON PLANNING RELATED TO THIS.

AS WE HAVE BEEN IN DISCUSSION IN THE WORKING GROUPS AND HAVE BEEN DIS UH, DISCUSSED EARLY THIS YEAR.

UH, WE ARE COMMITTED, OF COURSE, TO DOING AND CONTINUING THESE TOWN HALLS IN 2023.

AND THERE'S BEEN A STATED GOAL TO SHOOT FOR ANOTHER FOUR EVENTS.

I THINK THAT'S A, A SUITABLE AMOUNT, UH, CONSIDERING THAT THERE MAY BE OTHER, OTHER WAYS FOR US TO, UH, TO LEVERAGE THIS MODEL, UH, PARTICULARLY TO SUPPORT COUNTY EFFORTS AROUND, UH, DIRECT

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VISITS AT THE, AT THE, AT THE HOUSE THAT ARE GONNA BE TAKING PLACE.

BUT THE KEY THING IS TO LOCK DOWN THE LOCATIONS THAT WE'D LIKE TO TARGET.

AND, UH, AS WE DISCUSSED AT OUR LAST MEETING, WE NEED TO PINPOINT FIRST THE LOCATION OF WHAT WILL BE OUR Q TWO AND Q3 EVENTS, ACKNOWLEDGING THAT IN Q4 IT'LL BE DIGITAL INCLUSION WEEKEND.

WE'LL HAVE THE, UH, LARGER THING THAT WE'RE LOOKING TO PLAN DURING THE WEEK, OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH DIGITAL INCLUSION WEEK.

NOW IN OUR WORKING GROUP, UH, FOR THE DIGITAL INCLUSION STRATEGIC, UH, THE DIGITAL INCLUSION WORKING GROUP, WE HAD A DISCUSSION, UH, A GOOD DISCUSSION ABOUT A STRATEGY AND A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO, UH, WHERE WE SHOULD SEEK TO HOST THESE TOWN HALLS.

UH, AS MANY OF YOU ARE AWARE, WE HAVE SOME VACANCIES ON THIS COMMISSION RIGHT NOW.

UH, AND WE HAVE A COUPLE OF COMMISSIONERS WHO ARE GOING TO BE TURNING OUT, WHICH LEAVES US IN A SCENARIO TO BOTH ENCOURAGE RECRUITMENT OF COMMISSIONERS FOR THE DISTRICTS THAT ARE, NEED TO BE FILLED, UH, BUT ALSO TO PURSUE ENGAGEMENT WITHIN THE COMMUNITY WITHIN THOSE DISTRICTS, BECAUSE THEY HAVE PERHAPS THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY, UH, FOR THAT ENGAGEMENT, CONSIDERING THAT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN REPRESENTED ON THE COMMISSION NECESSARILY.

AND SO WHAT WE DID IS WE ALIGNED IN OUR DISCUSSION, THREE DIFFERENT DISTRICTS THAT WERE IDENTIFIED AS TARGETS BASED ON THE FACT THAT THEY ARE NOT YET REPRESENTED THOSE BEING OR, OR, OR NOT NECESSARILY YET REPRESENTED.

UH, AND WE KNOW THAT, UH, THEY'LL BE, UH, COMMISSIONER TERMING OUT.

SO BEGINNING WITH, UH, DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE, NUMBER EIGHT, AND NUMBER NINE.

AND THAT WAS BASED ON THE FACT THAT, UH, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE TWO OTHER DISTRICTS, EXCUSE ME, ONE OF THE DISTRICT, UH, THAT IN DISTRICT THREE, UH, WHICH WILL ALSO HAVE AN OPENING.

WE HOSTED TWO EVENTS THIS YEAR IN DISTRICT THREE.

SO WE FILLED, EXCUSE ME, IN 2022 IN DISTRICT THREE.

NOW, CHAIR, UH, THIS IS MALCOLM GATES HERE.

UH, I WAS JUST LOOKING AT, UH, MY OLD EMAILS AND MY FIRST, UM, COMMISSION MEETING WAS IN AUGUST OF 2015.

SO THE QUESTION IS, UH, WOULD I BE ABLE TO, UH, SERVE UNTIL THEN? THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

UH, I'D LIKE TO DEFER TO JESSE ON THAT ONE.

I THINK WE MAY NEED TO FOLLOW UP, BUT LET'S GO AHEAD AND, UH, AND ASK, I DON'T KNOW, UH, THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION, COMMISSIONER YATES, THIS WOULD BE A QUESTION THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO GO TO THE CLERK'S OFFICE TO CLARIFY.

UM, SO YEAH, HAPPY TO FOLLOW UP WITH ANY, UH, TERM RELATED QUESTIONS.

JUST MAKE SURE THAT YOU SEND THEM TO ME AND I CAN, UH, BE THE INTERMEDIARY WITH THE CLERK'S OFFICE COMMISSIONER DAS GUPTA.

UH, YES, I'VE BEEN EXCHANGING, UH, EMAILS WITH, UH, THE, UH, CHIEF OF STAFF OF MY COUNCIL MEMBER, ALISON TER.

AND, UH, I'VE SHARED THE EXCHANGES WITH YOU AND, UH, UH, AND COMMISSIONER WI AND FLOYD.

AND, UH, SHE WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT I, I AM, UH, TIME LIMIT TRAVEL LIMITED TILL THIS YEAR.

AND SHE ASKED ME WHETHER SHE, I WOULD BE WILLING TO SERVE TILL THE END OF, UH, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTERS TERM, WHICH IS TWO MORE YEARS.

AND IN WHICH CASE SHE WOULD, UH, MAKE, UH, RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL TO EXTEND ME.

AND THEN SHE CAME BACK AND SAID, UH, OH, UH, FORGET IT.

UH, YOU ARE, UH, TERM LIMITED IN MARCH OF 2025, SO YOU'RE FINE.

I THINK THERE'S SOME, SOME ERROR THERE.

I THINK I'M TERMIN LIMITED TILL NEXT YEAR, BUT WHATEVER, UH, APPARENTLY THERE'S A PROCESS TO EXTEND.

SO IF WE ARE INTERESTED IN SERVING LONGER, THEN THE CITY COUNCIL WILL TAKE MEASURES TO EXTEND US.

THAT'S THE IMPRESSION OF, NO, I THINK IT'S WORTH INVESTIGATING THAT WITH THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE.

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I'D LIKE TO RESPOND TO THAT.

UM, ALTHOUGH I DO WANT TO GIVE JESSE A CHANCE TO, TO RESPOND ALSO.

UM, I GUESS THE THING THAT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I UNDERSTAND, UM, IS THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS WHO ARE GETTING CLOSE TO THEIR TERMS, DID YOU ALSO RECEIVE A SIMILAR COMMUNICATION FROM YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER OFFICE COMMISSIONER FLOYD? I DON'T RECALL.

I MIGHT HAVE, BUT I RECALL, I, I, I SUBJECT, I HAVE SOME COURT'S OFFICE WITHOUT, FROM MY SPECIFIC COUNCIL MEMBER'S OFFICE.

AND COMMISSIONER YATES, DID YOU RECEIVE ANYTHING LIKE THAT? UM, I, NO, NOT FROM THE PREVIOUS COUNCIL MEMBER, BUT I PLAN ON COMMUNICATING WITH THE NEW COUNCIL MEMBER FOR DISTRICT THREE WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH.

AND DURING THAT TIME, I'LL BE ASKING HIM ABOUT ARRANGEMENTS FOR ME STAYING ON OR, OR, OR A REPLACEMENT.

SOUNDS GOOD.

UH, JUST SO EVERYBODY KNOWS, THERE'S A 60 DAY HOLDOVER PERIOD.

UM, I THINK THAT DOES ASSUME THAT THE COUNCIL MEMBER HAS NOT APPOINTED SOMEONE, RIGHT? SO WE NEED TO KNOW FOR THE HOLDOVER TO TAKE EFFECT THAT THEY DON'T HAVE SOMEONE ELSE IN MIND.

SO IT CERTAINLY MAKES SENSE TO REACH OUT TO THEM AND ENGAGE THEM, UH, DIRECTLY ABOUT THAT, WHETHER YOU'RE TERMED OUT OR NOT.

SO IN THE CASE OF COMMISSIONER FLOYD, UH, THAT WOULD, I THINK, BE PRUDENT JUST TO BOTH INFORM THEM PERHAPS, UH, OF THE NEED FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

AND THEN ALSO, UH, THE FACT THAT YOU'LL BE ABLE TO, TO SERVE, ASSUMING YOU, YOU WANT TO , LET'S BE CLEAR TOO, ASSUMING YOU WANT TO SERVE FOR AN ADDITIONAL, UH, 60 DAYS, THAT MIGHT BE THE FIRST QUESTION.

UH, AND, AND IF SO, UH, THEN YOU MAY WANT ENGAGE THE COUNCIL MEMBER'S OFFICE ABOUT THAT HOLDOVER AND, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, FILL THEM IN.

YEAH, I COULD DO THAT.

I, I'VE IN AN ODD POSITION SINCE I, I'VE REFERENCED IN DISTRICT FIVE, AND I LIVED IN DISTRICT FIVE UNTIL THEY REDISTRICTED.

NOW I'M AT NINE.

BUT, UH, I CAN REACH OUT TO THE GUYS AT FIVE AND SAY, YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE SITUATION.

UM, AND YEAH, THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

OKAY.

WELL, UH, BACK TO THE TOPIC AT HAND, WE HAVE IDENTIFIED, UH, IN THE COURSE OF OUR CONVERSATION LAST NIGHT, CONVERSATION LAST NIGHT IN OUR WORKING GROUP, WE IDENTIFIED THREE POTENTIAL TARGETS, UH, THAT WERE WANTED TO LEVEL SET FROM A CAPABILITY STANDPOINT.

UH, AND THEN TO TAKE IT FROM THERE, THOSE BEING, UH, THE MANEKA ROAD BRANCH, THE TWIN OAKS BRANCH, AND THE NUMBER FIVE, THE HAMPTON BRANCH AT OAK HILL.

UH, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, UH, WAS KIND ENOUGH TO AGGREGATE SOME INFORMATION, UH, IMMEDIATELY THAT I DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO REALLY LOOK AT.

UH, BUT WE'LL GO AHEAD AND DIVE INTO IT NOW, UH, BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO INCLUDE THE CAPABILITIES FROM A MEETING STANDPOINT.

UH, WE WERE CLOSE TO, AND I THINK IT STILL MIGHT SERVE US TO GO, EVEN IF WE CONFIRM CAPABILITY, UH, WE WERE CLOSE TO GOING TO THESE LOCATIONS, EACH, WE'D ALL CHOSEN THE LOCATION TO GO VISIT, UH, JUST TO KIND OF CHECK THEM OUT AND TO SEE WHAT IT'D BE LIKE.

UH, BECAUSE THE FIRST THING IS WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THEY'VE GOT A MEETING SPACE BIG ENOUGH FOR OUR TOWN HALL.

UH, YOU KNOW, BASED ON SIZE, THAT MEANS A MEETING SPACE, UH, MINIMUM, UH, BIG ENOUGH FOR 25 PEOPLE, BUT UP TO, YOU KNOW, 40, UH, POTENTIALLY OR 50.

UM, IN ADDITION TO THAT, THEY ALSO, UH, WOULD IDEALLY HAVE ADEQUATE BANDWIDTH AND, UH, SOLID CONNECTIVITY.

SO WE CAN ACTUALLY TRANSMIT VIRTUALLY AND HAVE VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION, AND THEY WOULD HAVE ADEQUATE SPACE FOR TABLING, REALLY.

SO IT'S THOSE THREE THINGS, UH, THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.

NOW AS I LOOK AT, AND I'M NOT SURE IF, UH, EITHER ONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS INVOLVED IN THAT CONVERSATION.

DID YOU ALL LOOK AT THE LIST? CAUSE I'M, I'M PULLING IT UP NOW IF, UH, YOU ALREADY GOTTEN ANSWERS ABOUT, UH, THOSE THREE LOCATIONS, AND THEN WE CAN GO AHEAD AND FACTOR THAT IN NOW.

BUT NOW THAT I LOOK AT IT,

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AND, UH, THANK YOU AGAIN, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON FOR DOING THIS.

FOR EVERYONE ELSE'S SAKE, IF YOU'RE INTERESTED, UH, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GOOGLE, UH, RESERVE MEETING ROOMS AT AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, AND THEN YOU'LL BE ABLE TO ACCESS A PICK DOWN LIST.

BUT KIND OF HELPING US OUT HERE.

UH, THE HAMPTON BRANCH HAS A CONFERENCE ROOM WITH CAPACITY OF 70, SO THAT DOES ANSWER THAT QUESTION.

UH, THE TWIN OAKS BRANCH HAS A CONFERENCE ROOM, CONFERENCE ROOM WITH A CAPACITY OF 40.

SO THAT ANSWERS THAT QUESTION.

AND, UH, ALSO HAS TWO ROOMS WITH THE CAPACITY OF 25 EACH.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S HELPFUL.

UH, EXCUSE ME, 20 EACH.

SO WE COULD ACTUALLY HAVE A, POTENTIALLY A BILINGUAL OR OTHER LANGUAGE, UH, CONVERSATION THERE.

UH, AND THEN THE MAN SHAKA ROAD BRANCH HAS A CAPACITY OF 75.

SO I THINK THE BEST CASE SCENARIO THAT WE WERE DISCUSSING PLAYED OUT.

UH, OUR THOUGHT WAS THAT THESE LOCATIONS, SINCE THESE ARE LITERALLY THE ONLY, WELL, TWO OF THE LIBRARIES ARE THE ONLY LIBRARIES IN THEIR DISTRICTS.

UH, RIGHT.

SO THE MON SHAKA ROAD BRANCH LIBRARY IS DISTRICT FIVE.

IT'S THE ONLY LIBRARY IN THAT DISTRICT.

AND THE HAMPTON BRANCH AT OAK HILL IS DISTRICT EIGHT.

ONLY LIBRARY IN THAT DISTRICT.

TWIN OAKS SHARES, UH, THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT THREE, UH, I MISSPOKE, UH, DISTRICT NINE, UH, HOWEVER, IT'S FAR ENOUGH AWAY, UH, FROM THE, THE MAJOR DOWN, THE MAIN DOWNTOWN LIBRARY AND FOCUSES ON AN AREA OF TOWN THAT WE HAVEN'T REALLY FOCUSED ON.

UM, BUT THE OTHER TWO LOCATIONS, UH, I THINK THEY'RE, THEY'RE VERY LIKELY POLLING LOCATIONS, AND THAT'S THE REASON WHY THEY HAVE SUCH BIG SPACES.

UH, SO THAT'S GOOD.

SO WE HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE, UH, WE NEED TO TRY TO, TO PINPOINT WHAT WE SHOULD SHOOT FOR IN Q2 AND Q3 BETWEEN THESE THREE LOCATIONS.

UH, IT, IT IS MY SUGGESTION.

I'D LIKE TO KIND OF GET A SENSE FROM EVERYBODY ELSE.

IF, IF ANYONE HAS ANY STRONG FEELINGS OR, OR THOUGHTS ON A DIFFERENT DIRECTION, WE MIGHT TAKE ON LOCATIONS, UH, PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS NOW.

AND ALSO, ALL COMMISSIONERS BE EXPECTED TO BE PHYSICAL PRESENT.

THANKS FOR ASKING THAT.

UH, SO JUST AGAIN, TO CLARIFY, UM, THE ANSWER IS NO.

UH, AND I SAY THAT ALTHOUGH ALL WOULD BE WELCOME, THE KEY THING IS WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN A, UH, A SAFE RATIO FOR LISTENING.

SO WE, WE, WE DON'T WANNA HAVE ALL THE COMMISSIONERS THERE.

I THINK WE KIND OF WANNA CAP IT AT, UH, THE COMMISSIONER FROM THAT DISTRICT.

UH, AND, UH, AS IT'S BEEN THE, THE PATTERN OF PRACTICE, ASSUMING VICE CHAIR APA DACA WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE FUTURE SESSIONS, UH, THEN THAT WOULD BE THREE COMMISSIONERS.

CAUSE I'LL BE PARTICIPATING.

AND THEN WE'D ALSO LIKE TO EXTEND THE INVITATION FOR THE LIBRARY COMMISSIONER OF EACH DISTRICT TO PARTICIPATE.

SO THAT TAKES US TO FOUR COMMISSIONERS.

SO I THINK THAT'S KIND OF A, A, A HARD CEILING THERE, BUT REALLY JUST ONE FROM EACH DISTRICT, I THINK IS THE PLAN IN ADDITION TO THE, THE PEOPLE THAT ARE PART OF THE PLANNING TEAM.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SURE, HAMPTON.

SO, UH, ANY THOUGHTS, COMMISSIONER ISLAND? UH, ANY THOUGHTS ON, ON WHERE WE SHOULD HOST OUR Q2 TOWN HALL? AND TO CLARIFY AS WELL, UH, WE, WE ALREADY EARMARKED OR, OR PLANNED RATHER, THAT, UH, THE RELEASE BRANCH LIBRARY WOULD MAKE SENSE TO BE THE FIRST, SINCE WE'D ALREADY HAD THEM IN THE, IN THE, THE PLANNING LIST FOR LAST YEAR.

AND, AND THEY WERE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN DISCUSSIONS.

SO WE KIND OF MADE SENSE TO, TO FOCUS ON THEM NEXT, UH, FOUR Q1.

AND THAT WOULD BE, THAT WOULD ACTUALLY BE THE SECOND,

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UH, THE SECOND DISTRICT THREE ENGAGEMENT.

YES, WE CAN, UM, I THINK WE NEED TO DIVERSIFY WHERE WE'RE DOING THE TOWN HALLS, SO LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, WHERE WE'VE DONE THE PREVIOUS ONE, RIGHT.

WHICH, WHICH AREAS OF TOWN, AND THEN LOOKING AT WHERE WE, WE HAVEN'T YET, UM, ETCHED ON.

AND THEN FROM THERE WE CAN NARROW DOWN BASED ON, YOU KNOW, UM, AVAILABILITY OF, YOU KNOW, PLACES AND LOCATIONS.

OKAY.

THAT, THAT'S GOOD FEEDBACK.

AND I THINK WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK THEN, BASED ON THAT.

UH, IN OUR WORKING GROUP, WE REVIEWED A MAP THAT IS ALIGNED.

IT'S A MAP OF ALL THE LIBRARIES IN THE CITY.

AND JUST TO BREAK IT DOWN BY DISTRICT, UH, RIGHT, THE SOUTHEAST BRANCH IS DISTRICT TWO, RIGHT? THAT WAS OUR FIRST TWO TOWN HALLS.

TARA'S BRANCH IS DISTRICT THREE.

THAT WAS OUR NEXT TOWN HALL.

THE ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER IS DISTRICT ONE.

SO, SO FAR WE'VE, WE'VE, UH, REPRESENTED A VARIETY OF DISTRICTS.

WE DON'T, WE DON'T HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF REDUNDANCY SO FAR.

UM, AND WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT NOW IS, AND THE THOUGHT IS TO, YOU KNOW, SINCE WE'VE BASICALLY BEEN DOING KIND OF TWO IN EACH DISTRICT, THE THOUGHT IS THAT THAT NUMBER KIND OF WORKS, RIGHT? SO IF WE DO ONE AT THE REESE BRANCH LIBRARY, THAT WOULD BE THE SECOND ONE IN THAT DISTRICT.

BUT IT WOULD BE IN AN AREA OF TOWN THAT WE KNOW DEALS WITH A LOT OF CONNECTIVITY ISSUES, HAS A LOT OF WORKING FAMILIES, UH, THAT I, I THINK IS CERTAINLY A PART OF A POPULATION THAT'S, UH, AFFECTED BY THE DIGITAL DIVIDE.

SO IT SEEMS, IF WE WERE TO THEN FOCUS AS WE TALKED ABOUT, OR, OR INITIALLY PLAN ON DISTRICT FIVE, EXCUSE ME, UH, NOT DISTRICT FIVE, BUT, UH, THE, EITHER THE HAMPTON BRANCH AT OAK HILL, WHICH IS DISTRICT EIGHT, THE MON SHAKKA ROAD BRANCH, WHICH IS DISTRICT FIVE, AND THE TWIN OAKS BRANCH, WHICH IS DISTRICT NINE.

ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE, WE'RE LOOKING AT A DIVERSE SAMPLING THERE.

SO I, I THINK WE CAN'T GO WRONG WITH, UH, CHOOSING TWO OF THOSE THREE, BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL IN DIFFERENT DISTRICTS THAN WE'VE WORKED IN SO FAR.

YEAH, AND I THINK I WAS, I WAS LOOKING AT THE OAK HILL ONE, BECAUSE I THINK THAT ONE'S A LITTLE BIT FURTHER, UM, PHYSICALLY LOCATED THAN THE OTHER ONES THAT WE HAD DONE IN PROCEED TO ONE AND TWO, UM, IN THREE.

SO I DON'T KNOW, THAT'S, THAT'S KIND OF AN AREA I THINK THAT WE MIGHT POTENTIALLY WANNA LOOK AT FOCUSING ON FOR Q2.

SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY THOUGHTS? YEAH, MY, UM, MY ONLY THOUGHT IS, SO LOOKING AT THE MAP AND WHERE WE PHYSICALLY HAVE, HAVE HELD SESSIONS ESSENTIALLY ONE, TWO, AND THREE, ALL ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF, OF AUSTIN, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE PRIORITIZE PERHAPS THE WESTERN SIDE, RIGHT? RIGHT.

SO, UH, AGAIN, JUST TO, TO MAKE SURE WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE, THE ONLY CHOICES WE'RE CONSIDERING ARE ALL ON THE WEST SIDE, AND THEY'RE ALL IN DISTRICTS.

WE HAVEN'T DONE EVENTS BEFORE.

SO I, I, I GUESS WE'VE ALREADY KIND OF, UH, JUST IN, IN THINKING STRATEGICALLY, WE'VE, WE'VE NARROWED OUR CHOICES DOWN SO THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE RIGHT.

HAVING A, A WIDE GEOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION.

DOES THAT, DOES THAT, DOES THAT SOUND REASONABLE TO EVERYBODY? DOES THAT SEEM LIKE THE BEST WAY? I SEE SOME NODDING.

OKAY.

WELL, UM, START READING.

SO ON LIKE WAYNE CANNON AND MOAK, SO IT'S FURTHER, FURTHER WEST THAN THE PREVIOUS TOWN HALLS WERE, RIGHT? RIGHT.

IT SURE IS.

UH, IN FACT, IT'S, IT'S, UH, ACCORDING TO THE MAP, IT'S THE WESTERN MOST BRANCH IN AUSTIN, SECOND TO THE, UH, SPICEWOOD SPRINGS BRANCH, UH, OFF OF MCNEIL.

OKAY.

WELL THEN HERE'S THE THOUGHT.

UH, BECAUSE

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WE'RE LOOKING AT TWO, RIGHT? ALTHOUGH POTENTIALLY THREE, UH, DEPENDING UPON WHAT SHAKES OUT WITH OUR PLANNING FOR A LARGER EVENT IN, UH, OCTOBER OR SOMEWHAT RELATED TO DIGITAL INCLUSION WEEK, TWIN OAKS IS CENTRAL AND WE HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING CENTRAL YET.

WE HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING, UH, WEST 35 YET.

BUT, BUT START, BUT CENTRAL WOULD BE REPRESENTED IF WE WERE TO DO ONE, UH, THE MAN SHAKA ROAD BRANCH, YOU KNOW, I FEEL AS THOUGH THAT BASICALLY IS THE SOUTHERNMOST BRANCH, OR IT'S NEXT TO, IF NOT, LET'S SEE, 15 THE MAP HERE.

NOW, THE, THE SOUTHERN, THE SOUTHERN MOST BRANCH IS THE SOUTHEAST BRANCH THAT WE, WE, WE HOSTED THE TWO, THE FIRST TWO EVENTS AT, BUT THAT'S EAST 35 ON THE WEST SIDE.

WE GOT TWO, UH, ON THE SOUTH SIDE, THAT BEING THE MAN SHAKA ROAD BRANCH, AND, UH, HAMPTON BRANCH.

SO WHAT I THINK WE COULD DO, UM, SINCE WE'VE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT MAYBE GOING BY, I THINK WE SHOULD STILL, UH, DIVIDE AND CONQUER.

I THINK THE THREE OF US SHOULD STILL, UM, LOOK AT THOSE LIBRARIES AND, AND LET THAT ADDITIONAL INSIGHT FACTOR INTO OUR JU JUDGMENT.

WHAT DO YOU THINK, VICE CHAIR? YEAH.

UH, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU MAY, ONE OF THE FACTORS THAT PERHAPS WE SHOULD CONSIDER ARE, UH, LOCATIONS THAT PERHAPS ARE NOT CURRENTLY FILLED BY A COMMISSIONER.

I THINK THE ONLY ONE SO FAR IS DISTRICT EIGHT.

RIGHT? RIGHT.

THAT WAS, UH, SO THAT MIGHT BE, UM, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US.

YEAH, YEAH.

I AGREE.

UH, YEAH, WHEN I, WHEN I HAD THE IDEA YESTERDAY.

UM, AND SO I APOLOGIZE THAT CUZ WE STARTED WITH THAT AS THE, AS THE, THE PROCESS AND THEN WE KIND OF PIVOTED TOWARDS, UH, COMMISSIONERS WITH THEIR, THEIR TERMS. UH, BUT YEAH, PAGE ELLIS'S, UH, DISTRICT EIGHT BRANCH, THAT BEING, UH, THE HAMPTON BRANCH AT OAK HILL, UH, YEAH, YEAH.

THAT I I I COMPLETELY AGREE, UH, THAT FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, RIGHT? SO, UH, WE HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING ON THE WEST SIDE YET.

UH, IT'S THE FURTHEST WEST BRANCH.

UH, IT'S ALSO SOUTH IN AN AREA WE KNOW THAT DEALS WITH, WITH SERVICE ISSUES.

THERE'S NO COMMISSIONER THERE.

UH, WHICH AGAIN, WAS THE IDEA THAT I HAD ABOUT TRYING TO STRATEGIZE AROUND THEM IN PARTICULAR.

SO, UH, YEAH, YEAH, I THINK THAT THE, UH, OAK HILL BRANCH SHOULD DEFINITELY BE ONE OF THE TWO LOCATIONS.

AND THEN I THINK, SO YEAH, I THINK THAT'S KIND OF AN AGREEMENT.

UH, SO THEN IT REALLY JUST KIND OF GOES BACK TO THE OTHER TWO, THE MAN SHAKKA ROAD BRANCH OR TWIN OAKS AND DE DECIDING BETWEEN THOSE TWO.

AND SO, AGAIN, STRATEGICALLY, THESE ARE ALL BOTH IN THIS SAME SWEET SPOT BECAUSE, UH, TWIN OAKS, AND THIS WAS BY DESIGN, UH, TWIN OAKS IS IN DISTRICT NUMBER NINE, AND, UH, ACTUALLY TWIN OAKS DOES HAVE A COMMISSIONER.

AND ALSO, OF COURSE, THOMPSON BIEBER'S IS, IS IS THEIR COMMISSIONER, UH, FROM, FROM, UH, THIS COMMISSION THAT US HAVE A NEW, A NEWLY ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBER.

SO I WANNA ASSUME THAT THERE'S GONNA BE SOME CONTINUITY AND THAT COMMISSIONER THOMPSON WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE IN THAT ROLE.

SO THEN IT DOES KINDA MAKE THINGS SIMPLE, UH, RIGHT, BECAUSE WE KNOW THEN THAT THERE'S ONLY ONE OTHER ONE WHERE THERE IS NO COMMISSIONER.

UH, AND THAT WOULD BE DISTRICT FIVE.

UH, OR AT THE VERY LEAST WE KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, AT THE MOST WE'LL HAVE A, YOU KNOW, TWO, A 60 DAY HOLE OVER, UH, WITH COMMISSIONER FLOYD.

SO WITH THAT, I, I THINK THAT WE, WE HAVE A STRATEGIC CHOICE TO MAKE, UH, THAT STRATEGIC RATHER STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT, UH, BASED ON OUR KIND OF DECISION RUBRIC, IF YOU WILL, THAT MAKES THE MOST SENSE OF THE HAMPTON BRANCH AND THE MONS SHAKKA ROAD BRANCH AS BEING THE NEXT TWO, UH, LOCATIONS.

UH, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY STRONG OPPOSITION OR, OR FEELINGS OTHERWISE? OKAY, WELL, UH, WITH THAT THEN,

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UH, AS THIS IS QUALIFIED UNDER DISCUSSION AND, AND, UH, POSSIBLE ACTION, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THAT WE, UH, WE AGREE TO SCHEDULE, UH, THE Q2 AND Q3 TOWN HALLS AT THE HAMPTON BRANCH AT OAK HILL AND THE MAN SHAKKA ROAD BRANCH THAT, THAT WAY DISTRICT EIGHT AND DISTRICT FIVE WOULD ALSO HAVE REPRESENTATION, UH, REPRESENTATION IN THE TOWN HALLS.

AND, UH, WE, WE'D BE ABLE TO HELP, HOPEFULLY, WITH RECRUITMENT OF COMMISSIONERS AND TO LOOP IN THE COUNCIL MEMBER FOR THOSE DISTRICTS TO OUR EFFORTS.

UH, IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR? UH, CAN YOU PLEASE SAY, AYE AND SHOW YOUR HAND? AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

IS THERE ANYONE OPPOSED? AYE.

OKAY.

SO WE'RE UNANIMOUS EIGHT OH, UH, IN IDENTIFYING IDEN IN DESIGNATING HAMPTON BRANCH AT OAK HILL AND MON SHAKA ROAD BRANCH AS OUR TWO TARGETS, UH, TO ADD TO THE LIST WITH RUIZ BRANCH FOR TOWN HALLS AT LIBRARIES, UH, IN 2023.

SO WITH THAT, UH, I THINK WE CAN GO AHEAD AND MOVE FORWARD IN OUR AGENDA, UNLESS THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, RATHER.

OKAY.

OKAY.

NOW, UH, I'D LIKE TO SUGGEST THAT WE, UH, SHUFFLE OUR AGENDA ITEMS A LITTLE BIT, UH, AND PRIORITIZE, UH, THE ITEMS WHERE WE KNOW WE HAVE DRAFTS TO REVIEW AND OR, UH, TO VOTE ON.

SO, CAN I JUST DO THAT OR DO I NEED TO HAVE AGREEMENT? OKAY.

SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND DO THAT.

UH, LET'S GO AHEAD AND, AND PIVOT NOW TO THE, UH, AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

WE'LL, WE'LL SKIP OVER THE FCC BROADBAND STANDARDS AGENDA ITEM FOR NOW.

UH, AND LET'S GO TO, ACTUALLY, I'D

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LIKE TO GO TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FIVE, THE COUNCIL COMMITTEE, UH, AGENDA REQUEST IN SUPPORT OF PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE ONLINE QUEUE OF PUBLIC SPEAKERS, UH, SPEAKERS FOR CITY COUNCIL, AGENDA ITEMS, DISCUSSION AND ACTION.

UH, WE ALL HAVE A DRAFT, UH, INITIAL DRAFT, UH, THAT WAS CREATED BY COMMISSIONER YATES AND HAS BEEN GIVEN A LITTLE FEEDBACK FROM COMMISSIONER SUPTA.

I'M ABOUT TO GIVE EVERYONE A BRIEF MOMENT TO, TO LOOK OVER THAT AND TO SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS OR, OR EDITS THE PITS.

HOPEFULLY WHAT I SUGGESTED CAN BE CONSIDERED A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT.

.

WELL, WE CAN GO AHEAD AND START THERE.

UM, SURE.

AND THE REASON I SAID THAT IS BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO GO BACK IN THE PAST RIOT, UH, WE'RE REFERRING TO, UH, JUST ONE SECOND, PLEASE.

UH, JUST TO CLARIFY FOR EVERYONE, WE'RE REFERRING TO THE BOARD AND COMMISSION COUNCIL MEMBER AGENDA ITEM, REQUEST CHAIR.

WAS THAT SENT OUT SEPARATELY? BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE I HAVE THAT, UH, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, I HAD JUST SENT OUT AN UPDATE TO THE CALENDAR HOLD.

AH, OKAY.

I BELIEVE.

LEMME CHECK IT.

SEE, OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

SO CONSIDERING THE, UH, THE AMENDMENT TO THE RESOLUTION BY COMMISSIONER SUPTA, I AGREE THAT IT WOULD BE EASIEST TO ONLY INCLUDE EVERYTHING GOING FORWARD.

AND THE ONLY QUESTION IS, IS THERE A LEGAL ISSUE THAT SAYS THIS DATABASE HAS GOTTA INCLUDE EVERYTHING GOING BACKWARDS? MAYBE THAT'S SOMETHING FOR, UM, TYRA TO ANSWER.

WITNESS, DID YOU HEAR THAT QUESTION, JESSE? QUESTION BEING, UH, IS THERE A LEGAL ISSUE THAT'S GONNA POTENTIALLY REQUIRE US TO PROVIDE HISTORICAL

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ACTIONS AS OPPOSED TO JUST THOSE GOING FORWARD FROM A POTENTIAL APPROVAL? UH, I DON'T, I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY LEGAL REQUIREMENT THAT WOULD REQUIRE US TO GO BACK IN TIME WITH COUNSEL ACTIONS.

UM, THAT WOULD SEEM VERY ODD.

UH, I SUSPECT THAT THERE ISN'T, BUT I ALSO CAN'T TELL YOU 100, 100% FOR SURE.

COMMISSIONER DUCOTE, DID YOU WANT TO RESPOND TO THAT OR, THAT'S A VERY GOOD POINT.

UH, YOU KNOW, THAT, THAT, UH, COMMISSIONER, UH, BROUGHT UP, I PERSONALLY LOOK AT THAT AS REALLY AN IMPLEMENTATION DETAIL BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THAT'S, THAT'S REALLY A SIMPLE SOFTWARE ISSUE.

DO YOU WANT TO LOOK AT PAST OR DO YOU WANT TO LOOK AT FUTURE AND YOU DIRECTED ONE WAY OR THE OTHER? AND YOU KNOW, IN MY MIND, THAT'S A VERY SIMPLE SOFTWARE ISSUE, AND I WOULD HATE TO SEE, UH, THAT BECOMING AN ISSUE.

WE'VE BEEN PUSHING THIS IDEA FOR QUITE SOME TIME, AND I APPLAUD CHAIR NEEDS FOR, UH, COMING UP WITH THE WORDS AND, UH, I THINK WE SHOULD BE MOVING FORWARD AND EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT THE PAST SHOULD BE A SOFTWARE ISSUE.

YEAH, I DO TOO.

UH, AND AS I THINK IT THROUGH, I CAN'T IMAGINE A REASON WHY WE'D BE REQUIRED, UM, PARTICULARLY SINCE THERE'S, THERE'S NO EXISTING DATABASE REQUIREMENT, UM, RIGHT.

UH, BUT WHAT WE CAN DO THOUGH, I THINK IS, UH, EITHER ONE OR TWO THINGS.

EITHER WE PAUSE THIS, UH, THE ACTUAL REVIEW PROCESS HERE OF THE RESOLUTION, THIS RATHER, THIS IS NOT A RESOLUTION, THIS IS A COUNCIL COMMITTEE AGENDA ITEM REQUEST.

EITHER WE, WE PAUSE THAT PROCESS AND THEN WAIT TO CONFIRM THAT, OR WE PROCEED WITH IT AND THEN CONFIRM IT LATER.

IT'S ONE OF THE, LET'S ADD THIS IN AND THEN LIKE THE CLERK'S OFFICE CAN COME, COME BACK TO US IF THEY THINK SOMETHING, UH, IF THAT CAN'T BE DONE.

AND, AND IN THAT CASE, WE CAN, UH, REVISE IT.

BUT I, I'D SAY THAT WE, WE GET THIS MOVING.

YES.

I, I FULLY CONCUR.

YEAH.

YEAH.

SO I THINK IT'S A SIMPLE MATTER THEN OF, OF, UH, OF ADDING THAT AND THEN SEEING IF WE CAN, UH, CAN VOTE ON THIS.

SO THE ONE THING THAT I, I GUESS I'D ASK EVERYONE TO CONSIDER, UM, AND I DON'T WANNA SLOW THIS DOWN, UM, BUT WELL HOLD ON A SECOND.

I THINK WE WE'RE MIXING, UH, WE'RE MIXING THESE ISSUES, UM, RIGHT.

WE WERE JUST DISCUSSING THINGS THAT ARE GONNA ACTUALLY AFFECT THE, UH, THE COUNCIL COMMITTEE AGENDA ITEM REQUEST ON THE DATABASE WHEN WHAT WE'RE ACTUALLY DISCUSSING RIGHT NOW IS THE SPEAKER'S LIST, RIGHT? ACTUALLY, THAT AMENDMENT MIGHT BE RELEVANT TO BOTH OF THESE RESOLUTIONS.

YEAH, I THINK YOU, I THINK IT I THINK IT, IT MUST BE BECAUSE WE JUST, WE'RE USING THE SAME LANGUAGE WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING IT THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

UM, SO YEAH, I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT.

UM, ALTHOUGH A SPEAKER'S LIST, RIGHT? THE SPEAKER'S LIST IS JUST, YEAH, THAT'S FROM NOW GOING FORWARD, SO I DON'T THINK THAT PROBABLY ISN'T AS RELEVANT.

BUT, UM, THE, UH, DEFINITELY THE, UH, FOR THE OTHER, FOR THE DATABASE, UM, WE JUST SPECIFY, UH, FROM THE COUNCIL RESOLUTION GOING FORWARD.

OKAY.

SO WHY DON'T WE DO THIS THEN, UH, SINCE WE'RE ALREADY KIND OF MORE INTO DISCUSSING THE DATABASE, WHY DON'T WE GO AHEAD AND, AND OFFICIALLY CALL THIS, UH, AGENDA ITEM NUMBER SIX THEN THAT WE'RE WORKING ON, UH, THE, THE COMMUNITY CITY COUNCIL ACTION DATABASE.

UM, RIGHT.

WE'RE, WE'RE, WE SPENT MORE TIME DISCUSSING THAT THAN THE ACTUAL SPEAKERS LIST, SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND JUST DO THAT.

UM, BUT WE ALL HAVE THAT.

IT'S THE

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LONGER OF THE TWO.

YEAH, I'LL READ IT JUST SO WE'VE GOT IT AND KIND OF HEAR HOW IT SOUNDS OUT LOUD, OUT LOUD, WHEREAS, UH, CAN WE DISPLAY IT? YEAH, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

SO

[6. Community City Council Action Database (Discussion and Possible Action)]

THIS IS AGENDA ITEM NUMBER SIX, WHEREAS THE STATED GOALS OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN ARE TO ENCOURAGE TRANSPARENCY AND CITY ENGAGEMENT, WE'RE, WHEREAS STRATEGY NUMBER FIVE OF THE GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS FOR, UH, OF GOVERNMENT, THAT WORKS FOR ALL STATES, ENHANCED COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN CITY COUNCIL, CITY STAFF, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO ENHANCE TRANSPARENCY, TRUST, AND SHARED DECISION MAKING, ENSURE COLLABORATION IS STRENGTHENED BY ACCESSIBLE, TIMELY, AND ACCURATE INFORMATION SHARING.

WHEREAS STRATEGY NUMBER NINE OF GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS FOR ALL STATES ESTABLISHED STANDARDS FOR SECURITY, UH, SECURE DATA COLLECTION, STORAGE AND SHARING WHILE LEVERAGING OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGIES, MOBILE READY, UH, MOBILE READY WEB APPLICATIONS AND PROVEN AGILE, UH, PROJECT METHODOLOGIES TO IMPROVE HOW WE MANAGE PROJECTS AND INFORMATION.

WHEREAS A TYPICAL COUNCIL AGENDA CONTAINS OVER A HUNDRED ITEMS NOW THEREFORE BE RESOLVED AT THE COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

REQUEST CITY COUNCIL PLACE ON AGENDA ITEM, PLACE AN AGENDA ITEM ON THE APPROPRIATE COUNCIL COMMITTEE AGENDA TO DISCUSS THE CREATION OF AN ONLINE DATABASE OF CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS THAT IS SEARCHABLE BY KEYWORDS.

SURE.

WE'RE LOOKING AT ON THE AGENDA ITEM NUMBER SIX, UH, COMMUNITY CITY COUNCIL ACTION DATABASE.

IS THERE ANYTHING MORE INSTRUCTED WE SHOULD PROVIDE IN OUR, OUR REQUEST? UM, IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT THE CITY, THE CITY CLERK YES.

COMMISSIONER SUPTA, DID YOU SHOW THE, THE FRIENDLY AMENDMENT THAT I PROPOSED? IT'S NOT REFLECTED IN THE VERSION THAT WE HAVE.

SO, UH, YEAH, WHAT WE WOULD DO, WHAT WE WOULD SAY IS, WELL, YEAH, ACTUALLY IT WOULD REFER TO THE REQUEST.

SO YEAH.

THAT, THAT WOULD BE AN, UH, AN APPENDING OF THAT, UH, IT WOULD READ RATHER NOW THEREFORE BE RESOLVED THAT THE COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND INTELLIGENCE COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN REQUEST CITY COUNCIL TO PLACE AN AGENDA ITEM ON THE APPROPRIATE COUNCIL COMMITTEE AGENDA TO DISCUSS THE CREATION OF AN ONLINE DATABASE OF CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS THAT IS SEARCHABLE BY KEYWORDS STARTING WITH COUNCIL ACTION SUBSEQUENT TO THE PASSAGE OF, OF AN AFFIRMATIVE COUNCIL VOTE ON THIS MOTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SYSTEM.

SO THAT'S ULTIMATELY HOW IT WOULD READ, I THINK IT'S DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT? UM, COMMISSION? DO YOU AGREE? YES, I, I AGREE WITH THAT.

AND SO, UM, I MOVED THAT THE ION OF COMMISSIONER, UH, SCOOP UP BE ADDED TO THIS RESOLUTION.

RIGHT? RIGHT.

SO, UH, THIS IS A DRAFT.

SO BASICALLY WHAT, WHAT I'VE READ INTO THE RECORD WOULD BE THE RESOLUTION AND IT WOULD INCLUDE COMMISSIONER SKU'S AMENDMENT.

SO I THINK WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS COUNCIL COMMITTEE AGENDA ITEM REQUEST AS READ INTO THE RECORD BY COMMISSIONER YATES, CHAIR PITTS.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE FURTHER EDITS.

OKAY.

WE HAVE ANOTHER, WE HAVE ANOTHER QUEST.

OH, SURE.

SO RE REALIZE THAT THAT, THAT THIS WORKING GROUP HAS BEEN VERY MUCH IN THE WEEDS ON THIS, AND THIS IS MY FIRST TIME SEEING THIS, BUT JUST THE WAY THAT THE TEXT READS, IT'S A BIT UNCLEAR TO ME.

UM, SO I'M FOCUSING ON THE PIECE AROUND THE ONLINE DATABASE OF CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS IS THAT PREVIOUS ACTIONS, SUBSEQUENT ACTIONS CURRENT, UH, CURRENT MEETING.

UM, I THINK THAT LEVEL OF DETAIL WE SHOULD PROVIDE THAT, UM, IN ORDER TO BE AS HELPFUL

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AS, AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.

OKAY.

SO THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS, I THINK IT'S A CHALLENGE WITH, UH, THE EDIT, BUT TO YOUR POINT, THE AMENDMENT, UH, THAT COMMISSIONER DUS GUPTA MADE THAT HE SUGGESTED IS SPECIFICALLY TO, UH, TO RANGE AND, AND TO WHAT? AND THAT'S BASICALLY THAT THE REQUEST WOULD BE WE REQUEST CITY COUNCIL TO PLACE AN AGENDA ITEM ON THE APPROPRIATE COUNCIL COMMITTEE AGENDA TO DISCUSS THE CREATION OF AN ONLINE DATABASE OF CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS THAT IS SEARCHABLE BY KEYWORDS STARTING WITH COUNSEL ACTION SUBSEQUENT TO THE PASSAGE OF AN AFFIRMATIVE COUNSEL VOTE ON THIS MOTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SYSTEM.

ALRIGHT.

I THINK THAT, UH, POSSIBLY WHAT COMMISSIONER OP IS TRYING TO CLARIFY IS THE ACTUAL, UM, SUBSEQUENT ACTIONS, UM, ONCE THERE IS A RESOLUTION.

UM, IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO CLARIFY? CORRECT.

THAT, AND IS IT ACTIONS OR VOTES? WELL, UH, WELL, WE HAVE A OR BOTH, UH, RESOLUTION, UM, FOR THE VOTE DATABASE MM-HMM.

, AND WHAT THIS IS GOING TO DO IS TO TRY AND FOLLOW THROUGH ON RESOLUTIONS THAT HAVE PASSED COUNCIL, UM, AND WHERE, WHERE ARE THEY NOW? IS IS STAFF WORKING ON THEM? IS ANYTHING HAPPENING? SO ESSENTIALLY, UM, PROBABLY IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO ADD SOMETHING ABOUT STATS.

UH, I'M A BIT CONFUSED THOUGH.

UH, ARE WE SAYING THAT A VOTE IS NOT AN ACTION? WELL, THE WENT TO DEFINE ACTION ALSO A, UH, RESOLUTION ASKING FOR A DATABASE ON COUNCIL VOTES.

AND WHAT THIS IS, IT'S A RESOLUTION ON A DATABASE FOR SUBSEQUENT ACTIONS AFTER THE VOTE, SUBSEQUENT ACTIONS.

SO PROBABLY THAT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO ADD SOME CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, UM, SUCH AS, UM, SO HOW TO, THE STATUS OF COUNCIL ACTIONS, MAYBE THAT WOULD BE, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

OKAY.

SO, SO WOULD YOU AGREE WITH THAT COUNCIL OF COMMISSIONER? YEAH, I, I WOULD, I WOULD AGREE WITH THAT, AND I WOULD SAY WE, WE PROBABLY NEED TO DEFINE ACTIONS BECAUSE THAT COULD MEAN A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

WELL, ONE OF THE, UH, UH, ISSUES THAT WE'VE COME UP WITH IS THAT WE HAVE PUT IN A, UH, REQUEST FOR COUNCIL COMMITTEE AGENDA ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON A, A WORKING COMMITTEE, AND THEN THIS REQUEST WAS SIMPLY LOST, AND WE HAD TO GO BACK CONSTANTLY TO THE CLERK'S OFFICE AND SAY, WHERE IS THIS WHAT'S HAPPENING? AND IT'S, IT TOOK YEARS, YEAH.

IN ORDER FOR THIS TO FINALLY MAKE IT OUT OF COMMITTEE EITHER.

UM, SO THAT WOULD BE, UM, ONE OF THE ACTIONS THAT WE WANT IS THE, UH, THE STATUS BEFORE THE VOTE AND THEN THE STATUS AFTER THE VOTE.

OKAY.

I, I THINK THAT WE NEED TO ADD NARRATIVE THEN, UM, IN THE, WHEREAS SECTION THAT SPEAKS TO THIS DYNAMIC, UH, SOMETHING LIKE, WHEREAS COUNCIL AGENDA ITEMS LEAD TO ACTIONS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE CAN REFERENCE IT THERE, YOU KNOW,

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WHEREAS COUNCIL, UM, AGENDA ITEMS, I FEEL LIKE WE NEED, WE NEED TO BE INSTRUCTIVE IN THE NARRATIVE AND THEN ALSO IN THE REQUEST AS IT RELATES TO WHAT AN ACTION IS.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

SO, UM, I THINK WHAT I NEED TO DO IS ADD SOME CLARIFYING LANGUAGE SO THAT MAYBE IT'S NOT REALLY IMPERATIVE THAT WE PASS THIS RESOLUTION TONIGHT, BUT IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE PASSED A SUPPORT RESOLUTION ON THE PROJECT LIGHTHOUSE TONIGHT.

SO, UH, WHAT I CAN DO IS I CAN, UH, ADD SOME CLARIFYING LANGUAGE AND WE CAN BRING THIS UP AGAIN AT THE NEXT, UH, CO UH, UH, COMMISSION MEETING.

UH, HOW, HOW DOES THAT SOUND? THAT SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.

WHAT I WOULD DO IS, UM, I WOULD ADD, UH, THE, UH, SUGGESTIONS OF COMMISSIONERS AND COMMISSIONER, UM, AND DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS FOR ANY CLARIFYING LANGUAGE? UH, I TELL YOU WHAT, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, COMMISSIONER AKA, WOULD YOU PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH SOME SUGGESTED VERBIAGE FOR, UH, WHAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE ADDED TO THIS RESOLUTION? YEAH, I CAN, I CAN ABSOLUTELY DO THAT.

UM, AND, YOU KNOW, SINCE WE HAVE EVERYONE COLLECTIVE EAR, YOU KNOW, MAYBE WE CAN JUST SPEND A COUPLE MINUTES.

SO WHAT I HEARD IS CERTAINLY A CHANGE IN STATUS FOR COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS, UM, VOTES THAT MAY HAVE HAVE TAKEN PLACE AND MAYBE ANY KEY INTERNAL ACTIONS, UM, RELATED TO, TO A RESOLUTION THAT SEEMS, THAT SEEMS LIKE A, THAT COVERS IT ALL.

AND, AND I, I THINK MY KEY SUGGESTION IS JUST THAT WE SPEAK TO THE NEED FOR THAT CHAIN, UH, FOLLOW UP, SO TO SPEAK, IN WHEREAS, YOU KNOW, WHEREAS IT'S IMPORTANT, UH, FOR OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO BE ABLE TO, YOU KNOW, MAYBE YOU ALREADY COVERED IT HERE IN TERMS OF, OF YOUR SECOND, WHEREAS STATEMENT NOW, WELL, WHAT WE NEED, WHEREAS THE CITIZENS NEED TO KNOW THE STATUS OF A REQUEST YEAH.

AS IT IS WINDING THROUGH THE PROCESS TO BECOMING AN ORDINANCE, RIGHT? RIGHT.

WHERE WE HAD A REAL DISCONNECT WITH SOME OF OURS.

UH, AND SO THAT'S, THAT'S PART OF THE, UH, UH, THE STATUS UPDATE THAT'S NEEDED.

AND THE OTHER STATUS UPDATE IS, ONCE A RESOLUTION IS PASSED, WHAT IS, WHAT ARE THE ACTIONS OF CITY STAFF TO IMPLEMENT? SO, UM, THAT'S, THAT WOULD BE THE, THE SECOND STATUS, EITHER I THINK THE, THE WAY YOU ARTICULATED IT JUST NOW I THINK WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL AND INSTRUCTIVE FOR, FOR THE FINAL VERSION.

YEAH.

I'M GLAD WE'RE TAKING ANOTHER PASS AT THIS.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT THEN.

SO WHAT I'LL DO IS I WILL, UM, I WILL REVISE THIS AND WE CAN DISCUSS THIS AT THE NEXT MEETING, AND IF ANYONE ELSE HAS ANY FURTHER SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE SEND THEM TO ME.

THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

AND COMMISSIONER YATES, CAN YOU JUST, UH, LET ME KNOW ONCE YOU GET YOUR FINAL DRAFT WITH EVERYTHING, AND THEN I CAN OFFER MY FEEDBACK? RIGHT.

WHAT I'LL DO IS I'LL SEND IT TO YOU AND JESSE AND JESSE CAN SEND IT OUT TO EVERYONE OR REVIEW BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING, SO HOPEFULLY THERE'S MORE TIME TO REVIEW IT BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING.

THAT SOUNDS EVEN BETTER.

THANKS.

OKAY.

SO WITH THAT THEN, I THINK WE'RE, WE'RE GOOD ON THIS FOR NOW.

UH, WE CAN JUMP BACK AROUND ON OUR AGENDA ITEMS A LITTLE BIT, UH, IN LIGHT OF THE TIME HERE, UH, AND THE WORK THAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE.

UM, LET'S GO AHEAD AND PIVOT TO

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ITEM NUMBER

[7. Project Lighthouse Pilot & Innovation Support Resolution (Discussion and Possible Action)]

SEVEN, PROJECT LIGHTHOUSE.

SO THIS IS WHERE I WAS GOING TO TRY TO DROP IN AS A PRESENTER AND SEE IF I CAN DRAFT THIS IN REAL TIME.

HMM.

OH, ALL RIGHT.

SO THE FIRST, WHEREAS WOULD PROBABLY BE, UM, THAT A I S D MADE A PRESENTATION TO THIS COMMISSION AND A REQUEST FOR SUPPORT .

WELL, I THINK THAT, UH, WE COULD DO THAT.

UM, I THINK THAT THE, THE PRESENTATION THEY SHARED IS INFORMATIVE, UH, FOR OUR NARRATIVE.

UH, DOES EVERYONE STILL HAVE THAT PROJECT LIGHTHOUSE PRESENTATION? UH, YEAH, I CAN LOOK IT UP.

OKAY.

OR I CAN DISABLE MY MIC OR YEAH, YEAH, JUST MAKE SURE I AUTOMATICALLY, OKAY.

WELL, LET ME SEE.

IT'S IN THE BODY, RIGHT? THAT, UH, UH, I FOUND IT, UH, CHAIR BIT, SO, OKAY.

GOOD.

GOOD.

UH, SO WHAT I'M, WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO RIGHT NOW IS TO LOG, LOG ON TO THE ONLINE MEETING SO I CAN EDIT THIS IN REAL TIME.

UM, WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO SEND YOU THE PROJECT LIGHTHOUSE PRESENTATION? UH, NO, I HAVE THAT ALREADY.

OH, YOU HAVE THAT? YEAH, I DO.

I JUST WANNA MAKE SURE EVERYONE ELSE HAD ACCESS TO IT, SO, OKAY.

SO, UM, FIRST PAGE ON THE PROJECT OBJECTIVE, WHEREAS OVER 20% OF STUDENTS AT IS AUSTIN IS D HAVE BEEN USING HOTSPOTS DURING THE PANDEMIC.

CAN WE ASK HIM TO HOLD ON FOR A MINUTE? UH, UH, COMMISSIONER GATES, I'M IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO LOG ON TO THE ONLINE SYSTEM SO I CAN EDIT THIS IN REAL TIME.

I'LL LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS I'M READY.

OKAY.

UH, WELL, I HAVEN'T ACTUALLY HAD A CHANCE TO TRY YET, SO NO, IT'S OKAY.

YEAH, YOU KNOW WHAT, UH, IT'S ALREADY TAKING TOO MUCH TIME.

LET'S GO, UH, COMMISSIONER YATES.

YES.

WE'RE GONNA GO AHEAD AND MAKE YOU A PRESENTER.

OH, .

OKAY.

UM, WELL, ALL I'M GOING TO DO THEN IS JUST READ OFF THE BULLET POINTS FROM THE PROJECT OBJECTIVE.

WELL, HERE'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH, UH, JUST SO WE'RE CLEAR, UM, TO CREATE THIS RESOLUTION DRAFT IN REAL TIME.

RIGHT, RIGHT.

JUST ADDING THOSE, WHEREAS STATEMENTS, UH, AND THEN EDITING THE REQUEST IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO.

UM, I'VE GOT THE PRESENTATION.

UH, SO I, I GUESS, I GUESS SO WAIT, EVERYONE CAN JUST LOOK AT THE PRESENTATION THEN.

THAT WOULD BE THE FIRST, ON THE FIRST PAGE, THE PROJECT OBJECTIVES, THAT THOSE WILL BE THE, WHEREAS STATEMENTS.

AND ALL WE NEED TO DO NOW IS COME UP WITH THE NOW THEREFORE STATEMENT, OUR ACTUAL REQUEST.

AND THAT IS THAT THE, UH, UH, AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL SUPPORT THE, UH, COMMISSIONER YATES.

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YES.

UH, JUST TO INTERJECT, I'VE DONE THE NOW THERE FORCE STATEMENT, ALTHOUGH I DO WANT TO GET FEEDBACK, FEEDBACK ON THAT AND FOR US TO AGREE ON THAT.

UM, OKAY.

SO IF WE WANT TO CUT TO THAT, WE COULD NOW, UH, WHAT I WROTE WAS THE C T T C, UH, AND, AND I GUESS IF WE CAN DISPLAY THAT, UH, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THE C TTC RECOMMENDS THAT THE AUSTIN