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ALL

[CALL TO ORDER]

RIGHT.

WELCOME TO CITY HALL.

THIS IS THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE.

I AM MAYOR PROTE, PAGE ELLIS, AND I AM CALLING THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

IT IS 1:04 PM AND WE ARE HERE AT CITY HALL.

I AM JOINED BY VICE CHAIR KELLY, COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON, UM, WHO ARE ON THE COMMITTEE.

WE ARE ALSO JOINED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS VELA AND ZO CADRE.

SO WELCOME, UH, TO THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE MEETING.

UM, WE DO NOT HAVE ANYONE PARTICIPATING REMOTELY.

COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER IS NOT ABLE TO JOIN US TODAY.

AND I JUST WANTED TO NOTE THAT WE ARE IN A TRANSITION PERIOD RIGHT NOW.

WE HAVE NOT YET APPOINTED, UH, INCOMING COUNCIL MEMBERS TO THE COMMITTEES THAT WE HAVE HERE ON THE CITY COUNCIL.

COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN HAS COMPLETED HER TERM ON THE COUNCIL, AND OUR NEW ASSIGNMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED YET.

SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO OFFICIALLY WELCOMING THE NEW AND RETURNING COLLEAGUES TO THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE AT OUR NEXT MEETING ON FEBRUARY 2ND.

SO FAR, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMUNICATION SPEAKERS SIGNED UP, SO

[1. Approve the minutes of the Mobility Committee meeting of November 10th, 2022.]

WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER ONE, APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE'S MEETING ON NOVEMBER 10TH, 2022.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? VICE CHAIR KELLY, SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON.

UH, THREE OF US ON THE COMMITTEE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

WE'VE GOT THREE VOTES.

YES.

UM, WITH COUNCIL MEMBER, UM, ALLISON ALTAR, NOT IN ATTENDANCE TODAY.

SO THAT WILL, UM, ACTUALLY, ITEM NUMBER TWO IS OUR UPDATE FROM THE CHAIR OF THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

UM, CHAIR CHAMPION IS NOT ABLE TO JOIN US TODAY.

UH, HE HAD A LAST MINUTE CONFLICT, BUT THERE WERE NO NEW ACTIONS TAKEN SINCE OUR LAST MOBILITY COMMITTEE MEETING.

SO, UH, THERE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN VERY MUCH OF AN UPDATE TO PRESENT TO US ANYWAY.

UM, BUT WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO CONTINUE OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

UM, FOR THE NEW FOLKS, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO APPOINT SOME OF YOUR COMMISSION MEMBERS, BUT THAT IS THE, UH, CITIZEN LED BOARD AND COMMISSION THAT, UM, ADVISES US MOST CLOSELY AS THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE.

SO, ITEM

[3. Update on the Proposed South Congress Parking and Transportation District project.]

NUMBER THREE IS GONNA BE AN UPDATE ON THE PROPOSED SOUTH CONGRESS PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION PROJECT BOARD MEMBERS.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

ANTHONY SAGURA, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR WITH THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

AND WE ARE HERE TODAY TO DISCUSS THE UPDATE ON THE SOUTH CONGRESS PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PROPOSAL.

I'M JOINED TODAY HERE WITH MR. JASON REDFORD, WHO'S OUR ENTERPRISE MANAGER, AND MR. JOSEPH AL JAHARI, WHO'S ONE OF OUR PROGRAM MANAGERS FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR HAVING US TODAY.

UH, JUST RESERVE AS A REMINDER, WE ARE GONNA BE TALKING ABOUT THE SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT DISTRICT.

UM, IT JUST AS A REMINDER, IT IS A, UM, YOU TAKE, UH, REVENUE EARNED AT THE METER AND WE SET THAT ASIDE INTO A CAPITAL ASSET FUND.

AND THEN THOSE FUNDS CAN BE THEN USED TO, UH, CREATE, UH, DISTRICT IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION.

SO I'M GONNA TURN IT OVER TO JOSEPH O'HARE HERE.

HE IS GONNA GIVE OUR PRESENTATION, UM, ON THE SOCO DISTRICT, UH, PROPOSAL, AND THEN WE'LL ANSWER QUESTIONS AS THEY COME UP.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, JASON.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBERS.

UH, AGAIN, MY NAME IS JOSEPH HARE.

I'M A PROGRAM MANAGER HERE AT AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION PARK ENTERPRISE DIVISION.

UM, AND WE'RE GONNA BE TALKING ABOUT THE PARK AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PROPOSAL FOR SOUTH CONGRESS.

UM, HERE'S JUST A QUICK, UH, COUPLE ITEMS THAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH.

NO SPECIFIC ORDER.

I MIGHT JUMP AROUND A LITTLE BIT.

UM, AND MORE OF JUST, THIS WILL BE MORE OF A CONVERSATIONAL, WHERE WE ARE AT AND WHERE WE'RE GOING WITH, UH, THE CURRENT PROPOSAL.

UM, WE KIND OF LEARNED ABOUT THE PROJECT TEAM, BUT I'D ALSO LIKE TO MENTION, UH, UH, MY STAFF, RYAN ROYAL, UH, WHO'S ALSO LEADING THE ENGINEERING ASPECT OF THIS PROCESS.

UM, AND SO WHY ARE WE HERE? UM, THIS IS ACTUALLY MY SON.

UM, MY SON, UH, AT THAT TIME, 2017, HE WAS GONNA SANG IGNATIUS, UH, CATHOLIC SCHOOL, WHICH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

UM, ACTUALLY I AM BORN AND RAISED HERE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

GREW UP ON SOUTH CONGRESS.

UM, AND SO HE WAS GIVEN A REPORT, UM, ABOUT THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH CONGRESS.

AS, AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S GROSS, UM, FROM WHERE IT WAS AND WHERE IT IS TODAY.

UM, SO WHAT IS THE HISTORY? UH, I WANTED TO GIVE SOME CONTEXT OF WHERE WE'VE BEEN.

UM, THIS IS 20 PLUS YEARS OF HISTORY.

UM, THAT, AND THIS IS AN AMOUNT TO EVERYTHING, UM, BUT IT IS A PRETTY, UM, UH, I WOULD SAY INVOLVED, UM, 28, UH, 20 YEARS.

SO, UH, AND BACK IN 1998, UM, WE HAD A, UH, A PROJECT PUT IN PLACE CALLED THE SOUTH CONGRESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.

THAT WAS, UM, A BOND PROJECT THAT ALLOWED, WOULD ALLOW FUNDS TO BE PUT ON, UM, CERTAIN, UH, INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, UH, TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE

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PROJECTS ON IN THAT AREA.

UM, UNFORTUNATELY OVER TIME, UM, YOU KNOW, DUE TO, UM, UH, ON AGREEANCE ON CERTAIN PROJECTS WITH THE, THE NEIGHBORHOOD, IT KIND OF SLOWLY FIZZLED OUT.

SOME OF THE MONEY WAS USED, SOME OF IT, UM, WENT BACK, UM, AND, AND SOME OF IT WAS USED ON A, UH, FROM A DIFFERENT BUDGET.

IN 2009 WHEN WE COMPLETED THAT, UM, THAT'S WHEN, UM, BACK IN ENGEL PARKING WENT BACK INTO SOUTH CONGRESS.

UM, AND SOME OF SOME OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS WERE IMPROVED IN THAT AREA, LIKE STOP SIGN, FOUR-WAY STOPS AND OTHER THINGS.

UM, UH, RIGHT AFTER THAT, THERE WAS STILL ISSUES WITH PARKING, UM, AND, AND PARKING MANAGEMENT.

UM, SO IN 2011, UM, A, UM, RESOLUTION WAS PUT OUT TO LOOK INTO THE BENEFIT OR DOING A PARKING BENEFIT DISTRICT.

UH, WE HAD ONE PAR, UH, PARKING BENEFIT DISTRICT AT THE TIME, WHICH WAS WEST CAMPUS.

UM, AND SO WE LOOKED INTO STAFF, LOOKED INTO, UM, WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE IN SOUTH CONGRESS.

WE PUT TOGETHER A PROPOSAL, WORKED WITH THE, THE COMMUNITY.

UH, UNFORTUNATELY WE COULDN'T GET ACROSS THE FINISH LINE THAT AT THAT TIME.

UH, AND AGAIN, IN 2015, UH, ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT THAT AS WELL, UM, TRYING TO, UH, FIND WAYS TO, UM, UH, PUT PARKING MITIGATION IN PLACE AND OTHER THINGS LIKE R P P AT THAT TIME, WHICH WAS VERY PREVALENT.

UH, RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING, UM, FOR THE ACRONYM.

UM, AND THEN AT IT, IT FIZZLED OUT AGAIN IN, IN 2016, WE DID A COUPLE OF, UH, PIECES OF MITIGATION AGAIN, UM, FOUR WAY STOPS OR OTHER, UH, TRANSPORTATION RELATED, UH, FIXES.

UM, AND THAT'S WHEN WE SAY, YOU KNOW, WE REALLY NEED TO GET MORE, UH, PHYSICAL DATA ON WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE AREA.

SO THAT'S WHEN WE PARTNERED WITH THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALLIANCE, UH, WHO HAD A, A CONTRACT WITH NELSON ARD, WHICH IS A, A NATIONAL PARKING CONSULTANT.

UM, AND SO, UH, WE FINISHED OUT, UM, THAT CONTRACT ADDED SOME, UM, FUNDS TO THAT TO DO SOUTH CONGRESS.

UM, AND THAT WAS THE SOUTH CONGRESS PARKING, UH, PARKING STUDY OR STRATEGY THAT WAS DONE IN 2019.

UM, AND, AND IT WAS COMPLETED, UH, RIGHT BEFORE THE PANDEMIC.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, AT THAT TIME, WHEN EVERYTHING SHUT DOWN, WE PUT THINGS ON HOLD.

UM, UNDOUBTEDLY, OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, WE, THE, THE PARKING PROBLEM HAS CONTINUED AS THINGS STARTED TO COME BACK.

UM, AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE TODAY TO GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS AND COMPLETE IT.

UM, SO WHAT ARE THE PARKING AND MOBILITY CHALLENGES THAT WE'RE SEEING, UM, FROM NOT ONLY BACK 20 YEARS AGO, BUT TODAY AS WELL? UM, YOU KNOW, THERE'S STILL A HIGH DEMAND, UH, FOR, UH, WINDOW SPACE TURNOVER.

THERE'S, THERE'S SOME CURRENT TWO HOUR TIME LIMITED ZONES IN THE AREA THAT WERE PUT IN, UM, YOU KNOW, JUST BY REQUEST HERE AND THERE.

UM, BUT IT'S NOT COMPREHENSIVE.

UM, THERE NEED TO BE MORE ENFORCEMENT, RIGHT.

AND WAYS TO PAY FOR IT.

UH, RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING IS VERY IN INCONSISTENT, AND THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT TIME ZONES OVER THERE.

SO IT'S, IT'S HARD FOR THE PUBLIC TO UNDERSTAND WHEN THEY CAN AND CANNOT PARK.

UM, BUSINESS AND MERCHANT EMPLOYEES HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING PARKING.

I'M, I'M SURE WE HEAR THAT A LOT.

UM, AND THAT'S CONTINUED.

AND I'VE TALKED TO PLENTY OF THE, THE, UM, EMPLOYEES DOWN IN SOUTH CONGRESS ABOUT THIS ISSUE.

MANY BUSINESSES ALONG SOUTH CONGRESS DON'T HAVE OFF STREET PARKING, SO THEY'RE SHARING PARKING, THEY'RE FINDING WAYS TO MAKE IT MAY DO.

UM, SO WHAT IS, WHAT IS THE, THE GOAL, RIGHT, OF THE, THE, THE SOUTH CONGRESS PARKING STRATEGY? UM, THE GOAL WAS TO REALLY FIND WHAT WAS THE, THE MAIN ISSUES, WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE CAN PUT TOGETHER SOMETHING THAT'S COMPREHENSIVE.

AND SO, UM, WE, THE, THE FIRST GOAL OUT OF THAT WAS TO ADOPT A PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT DISTRICT.

UM, THAT'S REALLY THE UMBRELLA FOR ALL THE OTHER PARKING, UM, MITIGATION THAT CAN BE DONE IN THERE THROUGH A WAY OF WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY TO GET IT DONE.

SO, IMPLEMENT PAID PARKING ON SOUTH CONGRESS WAS A, A PART OF THAT.

IMPLEMENT CONSISTENT PARKING ENFORCEMENT, STREAMLINE AND MODERNIZED THE RPP PROGRAM, UM, UH, AT THE AFFORDABLE PARKING PROGRAM, UM, TO THE, THE AREA USER-FRIENDLY AND EQUITABLE CURB MANAGEMENT OPTIONS, UH, ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE MULTI, UH, MULTIMODAL OPTIONS AND ADAPTABLE WITH FOCUS ON COMMUNITY INPUT.

SO, UH, DURING THAT TIME, UH, SOUTH CONGRESS PARKING STUDY, THIS IS SOME OF THE ENGAGEMENT.

WE, UH, WENT THROUGH, UH, MANY DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS AS WELL AS COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS, WORKSHOPS, UH, VIDEO PRESENTATIONS, UH, AND SURVEYS.

AFTER THE, THE STUDY IN THE FINDINGS CAME OUT, UM, SOME OF THE TOP FIVE, UH, TAKEAWAYS THERE, UM, PARKING MANAGEMENT, SOUTH CONGRESS NEEDS MORE SYSTEMATIC AND HOLISTIC APPROACH.

EMPLOYEES, VISITORS AND RESIDENTS ARE COMPETING FOR SOME OF THE SAME CONVENIENT CORE AREA PARKING SPACES.

UM, ALMOST HALF THE PEOPLE TRAVELING TO SOUTH CONGRESS ARRIVE BY SOME OTHER MODE THAN DRIVING ALONE.

OVER HALF OF PEOPLE TRAVELING TO SOUTH CONGRESS ARE MAKING SHORT TRIPS, AND RESIDENTS HAVE THE, UH, LOWEST OPINION ABOUT THE PARKING EXPERIENCE THERE.

SO WHAT DOES OUR POLICY SUPPORT? UM, OF COURSE, AS AND P IS OUR GUIDING DOCUMENT.

UM, WE HAVE THE, THE 50 50 MODE SPLIT BY 2039.

UM, AND THERE'S OTHER SPECIFIC PARKING RELATED, UH, UH, POLICY SUPPORT WITHIN THE AS AND P THAT, THAT INCLUDES US USING, YOU KNOW, DEMAND BASED PRICING AND ALSO INCREASING OUR CURRENT CAPACITIES.

UM, WE ALSO HAVE PROJECT CONNECT, THE SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE CORRIDOR PLAN, UM, AND A COUPLE, AND OF COURSE, THE SOUTH CONGRESS PARKING STRATEGY.

SO

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WHAT IS THE PROCESS AND WHAT IS OUR THOUGHT PROCESS ON OUR PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT DISTRICT? IT'S ONE REQUESTED BY AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION AND AUTHORIZED BY COUNCIL.

IT'S A POLICY FRAMEWORK, SO IT'S REALLY THE UMBRELLA FOR A LOT OF THE OTHER, UM, ADDRESSING A LOT OF THE OTHER MOBILITY CHALLENGES.

BUT FIRST PARKING, UH, SETS ASIDE FUNDING THAT.

AND THAT'S THE, THE, THE, THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS POLICY IS THAT IT ALLOWS US TO DO, UM, SET ASIDE FUNDS SO THAT WE CAN USE FOR PROJECTS WITHIN THAT AREA.

SO IT'S A 51%, UM, UH, UH, SET ASIDE TO, TO A FUND THAT ROLLS OVER EVERY YEAR.

AND WE WORK WITH A COMMITTEE TO BE ABLE TO USE THAT ON PROJECTS, UH, SPECIFIC TO TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE, UM, AND REALLY CREATES A, A COMMUNICATION STREAM BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY AND THE CITY.

SO ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS THAT I HEAR ALL THE TIME IS, YOU KNOW, I'VE CALLED THIS PERSON, YOU KNOW, AND THEN I GOT TRANSFERRED AND I GOT TRANSFERRED.

I GOT TRANSFERRED, AND I FINALLY LAND IT TO YOU, JOSEPH.

THANK YOU, .

BUT, YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S BEING ABLE TO HAVE THAT THERE AND CENTRALIZED AND IT TALKED AS A COMMUNITY THERE AND COME UP TOGETHER.

WE'RE ABLE TO GET THINGS DONE FASTER, EVEN IF IT'S A TACTICAL WAY BEFORE WE COME UP WITH THE ACTUAL PROGRAM FOR IT.

MONITOR ENFORCING OF PARKING REGULATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, AND WE HAVE TO HAVE MORE CONSISTENCY WITH THAT IN ORDER FOR THOSE PARKING MITIGATION THINGS WE PUT IN PLACE TO ACTUALLY WORK.

SO WE CURRENTLY HAVE FOUR OTHER DISTRICTS, UM, WEST CAMPUS BEING THE VERY FIRST DISTRICT ACTUALLY WAS STARTED OFF AS A PILOT PROGRAM, UM, AND THEN BECAME, UH, ORDINANCE, WE THEN ENHANCED THAT ORDINANCE TO CREATE THE PARKING TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, WHICH JUST LAYS OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT WE CAN USE THOSE FUNDS FOR.

UM, SO WE HAVE EAST AUSTIN PTMD, MUELLER PTMD, AND THE MOST RECENT ONE, WHICH IS THE COLORADO RIVER RIVER AREA, PTM D.

UM, AND THOSE ARE THE FUNDS THAT ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE, UM, FOR THOSE PROJECTS TO BE DONE.

UH, LIKE A LITTLE CAVEAT ON THE WEST CAMPUS ONE, UM, THERE IS A PROJECT THAT'S SLATED FOR ALL OF THAT, THOSE FUNDS TO BE USED, WHICH IS THE WEST 25TH STREET PROJECT, UM, FROM GUADALUPE TO LAMAR, UM, OR YEAH, TU LAMAR.

AND THAT'S IS EXPECTED TO START AND BREAK GROUND ON JUNE THIS YEAR.

SO, UH, WHAT IS THE PLANNING TO ADOPT A PTMD? UM, YOU CAN KIND OF SEE THE, THE, THE SIX STEPS.

THERE WE'RE, WE'RE AT NUMBER THREE, WHICH IS REALLY FOCUSING ON STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE, THE ISSUES ARE AND CORE ISSUES ARE IN THESE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.

AND TO ALSO EDUCATE ABOUT PARKING.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO, WE EDUCATE ON PARKING BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN IDEALS ABOUT WHAT PARKING LOOKS LIKE, AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT PARKING MANAGEMENT AT A CONCENTRATED LEVEL AS WELL AS A CONSISTENT LEVEL LOOKS LIKE.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING.

WE'VE, WE'VE TALKED WITH THEM AT DIFFERENT LEVELS.

UM, AND THEN AT THE NEXT STEP WITH US TO BRING IS, IS A, A FORMAL APPLICATION THAT LISTS OUT ALL THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE PARKING TOOLS THAT WE'RE GONNA USE IN THE NEXT STEPS.

UM, AND THEN WE'LL GO TO PRESENT AT UTC.

AND THEN THERE'S A APPLICATION THAT COMES TO COUNCIL FOR ADOPTION.

SO THE SOUTH CONGRESS AREA PTMD PROPOSAL, REALLY FOCUSING ON PARKING MANAGEMENT, PARKING REGULATIONS, THAT INCLUDES BALANCE OPTIONS.

UM, YOU KNOW, THE, UH, THE PROPOSED, UH, STRATEGY FROM NELSON NARE WAS, IS TO CREATE THIS PTMD.

UM, AND WE REQUIRED PRE-APPLICATION MEETING, WAS THAT WE FIRST STARTED THIS PROJECT WAS ON JULY 13TH, 2022.

UM, THAT WAS THE FIRST, UH, KICKOFF MEETING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS WITH THOSE CERTAIN APPLICATION STAKEHOLDERS.

AND THAT, UH, INCLUDED, UM, THE SOUTH CONGRESS, UH, PID, THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, UM, THE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, THE SOUTH CONGRESS MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, GOLDEN CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, SOUTH RIVER CITY CITIZENS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HAS A REPRESENTATION ON THIS, UH, PROPOSAL ADVISORY TEAM.

UH, THESE ARE THE CURRENT MEETINGS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE, UM, SINCE THAT TIME, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'VE, WE'VE BEEN, UM, UH, REALLY HITTING THE GROUND AND, AND TALKING WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND, AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE NEXT STEPS.

THIS ALSO INCLUDES NOT ONLY JUST THE STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS, BUT ALSO INCLUDES MEETINGS WITH THE ACTUAL, UH, BOARDS.

SO MEETING WITH THE BOARDS, AND THEN THE GENERAL MEETINGS AS WELL.

THIS IS CURRENTLY THE BOUNDARIES OF WHAT THE P T M D WOULD LOOK LIKE.

AND JUST AS A REMINDER, THE BOUNDARY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHERE PAID PARKING GOES.

THIS BOUNDARY IS SIMPLY FOR THE FUND SPLIT.

SO THE, THE, THE ORDINANCE REQUIRES US TO CREATE A BOUNDARY TO SAY THAT THE FUNDS THAT ARE BEING USED, UM, GENERATED IN THESE BOUNDARIES CAN ONLY BE USED IN THOSE BOUNDARIES.

THIS IS, UM, THIS IS THE FIRST LOOK AT, ACTUALLY, THIS IS THE WRONG SLIDE, LOOK ABOUT IT, BUT I'LL, I'LL GO WITH IT HERE.

UM, SO ACTUALLY, THE, THE PURPLE THERE, IT'S GONNA BE MIXED WITH A GREEN.

UM, IT'S REALLY, SO WHAT ART METHODOLOGY IS, IS WHAT YOU TAKE IS PAID PARKING AS A BASE, AND YOU REALLY LAYER ON RESTRICTIONS BASED OFF OF THE QUALITY OF LIFE OR OTHER THINGS THAT ARE NEEDED IN THAT AREA.

UH, ALL THOSE SPECIFICS.

UM, RIGHT NOW, CURRENTLY THERE'S A, UH, INCONSISTENT RPP.

UM, SO THE, THE GOAL WOULD BE TO MAKE THAT ALL CONSISTENT, UM, SO THAT THERE'S NO TIME DIFFERENCES.

IT ALL STARTS INTO THE SAME TIME.

THE RESTRICTIONS MAY BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT BASED ON WHO CAN PARK THERE.

UM, BUT ALL OF THAT ELSE WOULD BE CONSISTENT, UM, HYBRID APPROACH.

THIS HYBRID APPROACH REALLY ALLOWS US TO STRETCH

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THE CURB AND BE USED DYNAMICALLY IN A WAY THAT IS EFFICIENT.

UM, WE'VE HAD OTHER PILOTS THAT TEST US OUT.

UM, ONE OF THOSE WAS THE WOODS OF WESTLAKE WHERE WE HAD, YOU KNOW, RPP PERMITS LAYERED ON WITH PAID PARKING.

UH, WE DEFINITELY LEARNED A LOT FROM THAT SITUATION, HAVE TAKEN FROM THAT.

AND, AND NOW WE'RE ABLE TO STEWARD A NEW PROCESS FOR THAT HERE IN SOUTH CONGRESS, UH, WHERE WE CAN ACTUALLY LAYER IN THE POTENTIAL OF ADDING EMPLOYEE PARKING, UM, FOR THE AFFORDABLE PARKING PROGRAM ON STREET RATHER THAN JUST OFF STREET.

UM, AND LOOK AT DIFFERENT CASES.

BUT WE STILL HAVE TO LOOK INTO THOSE SPECIFICS.

AND, AND JUST AS A CLARIFICATION ON THIS SLIDE, THE, ON THE GREEN AREA, IT'LL ACTUALLY BE A DIGITAL PAY, UH, UH, PAY ENVIRONMENT, NOT A PAY STATION ENVIRONMENT.

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT DIGITAL, UM, SOFTWARE TO, TO TAKE, UH, PARKING TRANSACTIONS ON SOUTH CONGRESS.

SO THAT'S A MISTAKE ON THIS, ON THIS MAP, AND WE'LL CORRECT THAT.

UM, AS WELL AS COMMERCIAL DELIVERIES, UM, WE, YOU KNOW, WE DEFINITELY HEARD A LOT.

THERE'S DEFINITELY, UM, ISSUES WITH, YOU KNOW, DIFFERENT SIZED TRUCKS GOING DOWN, DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW, UH, AREAS AND ALLEYS THAT ARE UN IMPROVED.

UM, YOU KNOW, SO WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, MAKING, UH, AREAS THAT THEY CAN, UM, PARK WITH, GETTING OUT TO CERTAIN AREAS.

CUZ REALLY, UH, A LOT OF, ESPECIALLY ON THE, THE, UH, EAST SIDE THERE, UM, THEY, YOU KNOW, THEY USE ANNIE STREET TO GET TO 35, SO THEY GO THROUGH SOME OF THE STREETS THERE.

SO, UH, WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE RESIDENTS TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THOSE COMMERCIAL LANDING SPOTS IS.

AND THEN ONCE WE UNDERSTAND HOW MOVEMENT CHANGES, ONCE YOU KNOW THE NEW SYSTEM'S IN PLACE, WE CAN WORK WITH THE COMMERCIAL COMPANIES TO REALLY DIAL THAT IN.

UM, AND THEN, OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, PICK UP AND DROP OFF ZONES, UM, WORKING WITH, YOU KNOW, THE DIFFERENT COMPANIES TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE REALLY ENHANCE THAT IN, IN SOUTH CONGRESS AND ENSURE THAT, YOU KNOW, WHERE TNC PICKUP AND DROP OFF ARE OCCURRING, ARE COORDINATED, UM, AND EFFICIENT FOR PUBLIC SAFETY.

ALL RIGHT.

WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE PTMD? AND I, I REALLY LIKE THIS.

I, I, I START ACTUALLY HELPED OUT GET THE OTHER PTMD STARTED.

AND THIS IS ACTUALLY SOMETHING THAT STARTED LATER ON AS WE STARTED USING MONEY AND, UH, YOUR PARKING DOLLARS IN ACTION.

CAUSE THAT'S REALLY WHAT IT IS.

YOU'RE, YOU'RE TAKING THOSE PARKING DOLLARS THAT PEOPLE ARE USING AND PUTTING 'EM BACK INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO ENHANCE IT FOR OTHER USES.

MAYBE EVEN GET THEM OUT OF THEIR OWN VEHICLE TO USE A BIKE LANE.

UM, SO YOU CAN USE 'EM FOR BIKE LANES, UH, BIKE LANE INFRASTRUCTURE, YOU KNOW, SIDEWALKS, UM, YOU KNOW, PARKING STRUCTURES AND THEMSELVES AND FINANCING THOSE, UM, SIGNAL, PUBLIC ART, ANYTHING THAT HELPS THE CONVEYANCE OF PEOPLE, UM, TRANSPORT IN ANY WAY, EVEN IN INCLUDING CULTURAL ASPECTS WITHIN THE DISTRICT.

SO HERE'S OUR TENTATIVE TIMELINE.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE'RE, WE'RE HERE TODAY.

WE'RE GONNA BE FOCUSED ON REALLY, YOU KNOW, UH, GETTING THE APPLICATION, UH, READY SO THAT WE CAN GET BACK TO YOU, OUR DIRECTOR, AND REALLY DIAL IN THAT FINAL PIECE BEFORE WE ACTUALLY GO OUT TO THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

UM, AND THEN FINALLY BRING IT TO COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL.

UM, AND THEN PAID PARKING INFRASTRUCTURE.

ACTUALLY, THAT'S A TYPO THERE.

UM, YOU KNOW, THAT'S REALLY, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING THAT, THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW.

UM, IT COULD BE SOONER OR LATER.

IT'S JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHERE WE ARE IN THE PROCESS SO THAT WE CAN MEET THE COMMUNITY'S NEEDS.

AND THAT IS IT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

DO WE HAVE QUESTIONS? LET'S START WITH COUNCIL MEMBER CADRE.

WELL, I APPRECIATE Y'ALL'S, UH, PRESENTATION.

UH, JUST HAD A QUICK QUESTION, IF Y'ALL HAVE HAD ANY, HAD ANY FEEDBACK, UH, FROM THE FOLKS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ABOUT RETOOLING, UH, R PPP? YES.

YES.

AND THEY'RE REALLY IN SUPPORT OF THAT.

UM, I THINK OVERALL THERE'S FRUSTRATION, NOT ONLY JUST FROM THE, THE PUBLIC, BUT THE PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY HAVE TO DEAL WITH R P P EVERY DAY.

UM, AND SO, YOU KNOW, I THINK, UH, THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND, AND, AND, AND THE RESIDENTS THERE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT IS CONSISTENT, UH, AS WELL AS STILL MAINTAINS THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE THERE.

SO, YES, WE'RE GONNA RETOOL IT.

UM, WE STARTED THAT PROCESS ALREADY, THAT ONE OF THE STRATEGIES AND, UH, THE STUDY SUGGESTED THAT WE GO TO TIERED PRICING FOR PERMITS AND THE, AND THESE OTHER THINGS, WHICH WE'VE ALREADY DONE.

UM, SO NOW THE NEXT STEP IS JUST REFINING IT EVEN MORE.

I APPRECIATE THAT, AND THANK YOU FOR CALLING ON MAYOR PROAM.

MORE QUESTIONS.

GO FOR IT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR PROAM.

UH, JUST A QUICK ONE.

I'M THE WEST 25TH STREET PROJECT.

I, I, I'M NOT FAMILIAR WITH THAT.

WHAT, WHAT'S THAT? WHAT WILL THAT INVOLVE? UH, YEAH.

SO IT'S, IT'S, UM, THEY'RE REDOING SIDEWALKS.

THEY HAD A ALREADY A MASTER PLAN FOR, IT'S, IT, UM, IT'S THE OVERLAY OVER THERE.

THE UNIVERSITY OVERLAY HAS A, A MASTER PLAN FOR 25TH STREET.

IT'S BEEN THERE FOR A WHILE MM-HMM.

.

UM, AND SO ONCE THE FUNDS WERE GENERATED, UH, WE FINALLY WERE ABLE TO COMPLETE IT, UH, OR START THAT PROJECT.

BUT IT'S, UH, RIDING OF THE SIDEWALKS GREAT, GREAT STREET SIDE SIDEWALKS.

UM, AND WE'RE 12 FOOT, 12 FOOT SIDEWALKS.

YES.

UM, PLANTERS, UH, THE WHOLE NINE YARDS THERE.

SO, UH, LIGHT, BETTER LIGHTING.

UM, WE HAVE A WEBSITE FOR THAT.

WE CAN MAKE SURE TO PASS THAT ALONG.

SO Y'ALL AWARE OF THE PROJECT.

THANKS.

IT'S, UH, IT SOUNDS LIKE A, A GREAT PROJECT.

UH, AND I KNOW WEST 25TH STREET GOES PRETTY DEEP INTO, UH, WEST CAMPUS THERE, HUH? OH, YES.

THAT'S GREAT.

YEAH, IT'S GONNA BE A GREAT PROJECT.

THANK YOU.

MORE QUESTIONS, VICE CHAIR.

KELLY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PRESENTATION TODAY.

IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE.

IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE WAS A LOT OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THAT OCCURRED THROUGHOUT

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THIS PROJECT.

COULD YOU MAYBE TALK US THROUGH WHAT THAT LOOKED LIKE ON YOUR END SO THAT WE CAN UNDERSTAND? YEAH, SURE.

I MEAN, SO, UH, I'LL START OFF WITH THE, UH, STRATEGY ITSELF.

FOR THE STRATEGY.

UH, WE HELD MULTIPLE WORKSHOPS, UM, BOTH, YOU KNOW, JUST WALKER SHOPS TO LOOK AT DIFFERENT ALLEYS, TO LOOK AT DIFFERENT SIGNAGE AND ALL THOSE THINGS.

UM, WE HELD DIFFERENT COMMUNITY SURVEYS AT THAT TIME AS WELL TO UNDERSTAND THEIR IMPACTS.

UM, BOTH, YOU KNOW, UH, PEOPLE THAT ARE, YOU KNOW, COMING TO VISIT THE, THE AVENUE AS WELL AS PEOPLE THAT LIVE THERE, NOT ONLY JUST LIVE THERE, OWN THEIR OR RENT THERE.

UM, SO, UH, THAT WAS THE FIRST PART OF IT, AND THAT WAS KIND OF HELD OFF, UM, AFTER THE, UM, DURING THE PANDEMIC.

UM, WE DID ONE LAST, UM, PUSH, UH, FOR A, UM, SURVEY TO UNDERSTAND THE RESULTS OF, OF THE ACTUAL FINDINGS, UM, WHICH WAS A VIDEO PRESENTATION.

UM, AND WE GOT THAT SURVEY RESULTS BACK, UH, RIGHT BEFORE, UH, EVERYTHING KIND OF REALLY SHUT DOWN.

UM, AND THEN WE PUT EVERYTHING ON HOLD, STILL KEPT IN COMMUNICATION WITH, UH, THE STAKEHOLDERS THERE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR NEEDS WERE.

UM, BECAUSE I THINK, YOU KNOW, AS BUSINESS STARTED TO COME BACK, WE WOULDN'T ENSURE THAT WE WERE CAREFUL WITH THAT.

AND PLUS, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE GETTING ASKED TO DO A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

UM, SO ONCE, YOU KNOW, UM, THEY FELT PRETTY COMFORTABLE.

UH, WE STARTED, AND THAT'S WAS, UH, JULY OF THIS PAST YEAR.

UM, WE STARTED TO WORK WITH THEM AGAIN.

THAT STARTED OFF WITH ONE STAKEHOLDER MEETING, UM, WITH, UM, THE EACH NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP AND THE PI.

UM, AND THEN FROM THERE WE CREATED A PRESENTATIONS TOGETHER TO GO TO EACH ONE OF THE GROUPS AND TALK TO EACH ONE OF THE BOARDS ABOUT WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE, EACH ELEMENT OF THE PTMD.

UH, WE EVEN BROUGHT IN, UM, SOME OF OUR OTHER BOARD MEMBERS FROM THE OTHER PTMS TO TALK TO 'EM ABOUT HOW THAT LOOKED LIKE.

UM, AND THEN FROM THAT POINT, WE DEVELOPED THE FIRST MAP BASED OFF OF THE FIRST STRATEGY MAP THAT WAS PRESENTED IN THE STUDY.

UM, AND THAT'S THE MAP THAT YOU SAW THERE TODAY.

UM, AND SO, UH, THE, THE MEETINGS AFTER THAT HAVE JUST BEEN LOOKING AT SOME VERY SPECIFIC FINE TUNING OF AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN PROBLEMS, LIKE THE CIRCLE MUSIC LANE ACADEMY, SOME OF THE STUFF ON THE OTHER SIDE, AND HOW WE CAN KIND OF USE THOSE SPACES FOR DIFFERENT, UH, THINGS.

AND SO THAT'S WHERE WE ARE CURRENTLY.

WE'RE FINDING WE'RE FINE TUNING THAT.

WE, WE WE'LL COMPLETE THAT HERE SOON.

UM, AND THAT'S WHEN THE APPLICATION WILL BE COMPLETE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EXPLAINING THAT.

AND, AND COUNCIL MEMBER ALSO, WE HAVE A COMMITTEE OF THE DIFFERENT, UM, NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS AS WELL.

SO WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE, UH, PARTICIPATING AND, AND HELPING US FILL THE APPLICATION OUT THAT WE'LL BE, BRING, BRINGING BACK TO YOU SO THAT WE'VE HAD INTERACTION WITH THE, THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND THEM HELPING US PREPARE THAT APPLICATION.

ALSO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR GOING OVER THAT.

I THINK IT'S OFTEN, UM, HARD FOR SOME PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE AT HOME WATCHING TO REALLY UNDERSTAND WHEN THEY SEE A BRIEFING LIKE THIS, ALL THE WORK THAT GOES ON BEHIND THE SCENES TO MAKE A PROJECT COME TO FRUITION.

AND SO I APPRECIATE YOU EXPLAINING THAT AND FOR LETTING US KNOW FOR FUTURE PROJECTS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

COUNCIL MEMBER VELA.

AND JUST ANOTHER, A QUICK QUESTION ON THE RPP PROGRAM.

HOW, UH, UH, YOU KNOW, WE GO DOWN TO SOUTH CONGRESS, YOU KNOW, DECENTLY, UH, FREQUENTLY, UH, UNFORTUNATELY MOST OF THE TIME, YOU KNOW, WE, WE, UH, DRIVE DOWN THERE HOW THE RPP THE RESERVE FOR RPP SECTION.

HOW OFTEN, HOW OCCUPIED ARE THOSE? HOW OFTEN ARE THEY USED? UH, IS THAT PLAYING INTO THE IDEA TO MAKE IT KIND OF HYBRID TO FREE UP SOME, UH, PAID PARKING AND LIKE ALTERNATIVE, UH, UH, RPP THERE? UH, CORRECT.

YEAH.

I MEAN, IT, I THINK HISTORICALLY THE PROGRAM ITSELF, NOT ONLY HERE, BUT YOU KNOW, AROUND THE NATION HAS THAT SAME PROBLEM WHERE THEY, IT DOESN'T GET USED EFFICIENTLY.

AND THEY, PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY URBAN PLANNERS, CAN, YOU KNOW, POINT THAT OUT AND SAY, HEY, YOU KNOW, IT'S AN UNEFFICIENT USE OF CURB SPACE.

UM, BUT THERE'S OTHER FACTORS THAT GO INTO IT.

SOUTH CONGRESS IS A LITTLE BIT UNIQUE COMPARED TO OTHER PLACES, RIGHT? UH, A LOT OF THE HOMES BUILT WERE, THAT WERE BUILT THERE, WERE BUILT BEFORE 1959.

UM, THAT'S WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVE REALLY PARKING REQUIREMENTS IN PLACE, RIGHT? MM-HMM.

.

UM, SO THAT YOU HAVE TANDEM PARKING OR YOU DON'T HAVE ANY, ANY PARKING.

UM, SO THAT PLAYS INTO THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND BEING ABLE TO, UH, PUT IN R P P.

BUT THAT BEING SAID, UH, BEING SO CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN, A LOT OF THE TIMES THOSE, THOSE AREAS DON'T GET USED.

UM, PEOPLE DON'T HAVE A VEHICLE MAYBE, UM, WE'VE SAW A LOT LESS USAGE OF THEM.

UM, THAT ALSO HAS LED TO US TO LOOK A HYBRID OPTION TO DO THAT, BUT THERE'S STILL PROTECTIONS WITHIN R PPP, UM, FOR RESIDENTS THAT ALLOWS THEM TO USE THAT SPACE.

GREAT.

I, I APPRECIATE THAT.

I THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

CAUSE MY SENSE OF IT WAS, AGAIN, JUST FROM ANECDOTALLY, MY VISITS DOWN THERE IS THAT MOST OF THE RPP AREAS WERE EMPTY.

UH, YOU KNOW, THE, THE PAID OR THE PUBLIC PARKING WOULD FILL UP, AND THEN THE R PPP WOULD BE, YOU KNOW, REALLY LIKE ONE CAR, YOU KNOW, ON THE BLOCK OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO, AND I GUESS THAT'S BEEN Y'ALL'S, UH, SENSE OF IT TOO, HUH? YEAH.

YES.

AND IT REALLY, YOU KNOW, AND I, I RAN THE RPP PROGRAM WHEN I FIRST AND I BUILT IT AND, AND HELPED, YOU KNOW, GUIDE IT TO WHERE IT IS TODAY.

BUT I THINK THE, ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS IS THAT MOST PEOPLE THAT APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM AT SOME POINT, IT'S, IT'S THE LAST STRAW FOR THEM.

UM, SO IT, IT'S SOMETHING THAT THEY HAVE TO DO TO, TO, TO REALLY SUPPORT THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE IN THAT AREA.

MM-HMM.

.

UM, SO, YOU KNOW, I DO SUPPORT IT IN, IN THOSE SENSE, BUT IT ALSO HAS TO BE BALANCED FOR THE REST OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN A WAY, IN THE REST OF THE AREA, SO THAT THEY CAN BE USED IN A WAY THAT'S, IS SUPPORTIVE OF SAFETY.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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I APPRECIATE THAT DISCUSSION AROUND THE RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT THAT WE REFER TO AS RPP.

AND I KNOW THE CALL OUT TO WOODS OF WESTLAKE.

I KNOW WE, Y'ALL HAVE BEEN VERY, VERY HELPFUL IN HELPING US NAVIGATE A SITUATION WHERE THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS COMING TO ENJOY WHAT IS A PUBLIC PARK ACCESS POINT.

UM, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT CREATED SITUATIONS WHERE NEIGHBORS COULDN'T GET THEIR MAIL BECAUSE THE MAIL TRUCK COULDN'T STOP, AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE WOULD HIT THE MAILBOXES AND JUST ALL SORTS OF CRAZY THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN THERE'S A LOT OF FOLKS TRYING TO PARK.

AND SO I APPRECIATE THAT Y'ALL HAVE HAD WAYS OF CREATING REALLY CUSTOMIZED VERSIONS OF THE R PPP SO THAT WE'RE MIXING THAT BENEFIT OF HOW TO MAKE IT LIVABLE FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE THERE, BUT ALSO ENJOYABLE FOR THE REST OF THE PUBLIC TRYING TO ENJOY, UH, PUBLIC ACCESSIBLE SPACES.

UM, I HAD A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

THERE WAS A BREAKDOWN EARLIER ABOUT A 51% SET ASIDE.

CAN YOU GO OVER THAT IN JUST A LITTLE MORE DETAIL ABOUT, ARE WE TALKING ABOUT A HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE REVENUE BEING COLLECTED, BUT ONLY ABOUT HALF OF IT IS BEING USED FOR THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OR ENFORCEMENT, OR A BLEND OF THE TWO? YEP.

UN UNDER SECTION 12 DASH SEVEN, UH, WE SPLIT THE, THE, UH, THE PTMD REVENUE, UH, 51 40 9%.

AND THAT SPLIT HAPPENS AFTER WE'VE PAID EXPENSES FOR ENFORCEMENT.

IF WE HAVE PAY STATIONS, THEN WE, WE PAY FOR THE PAY STATIONS AND WE, WE CREATE A SCHEMA OR A, UH, A, AN EXCEL LISTING OF ALL OF THE POTENTIAL COSTS FOR, UM, FOR THOSE, UH, UM, PAY STATIONS AND ALL OF OUR ENFORCEMENT NEEDS.

UH, AND THEN WE'LL, UM, BASED ON THAT, THAT SCHEMA WE'LL, UH, CREATE A MONTHLY, UM, FORMULA FOR HOW WHENEVER WE COLLECT REVENUE, WE'LL DEDUCT WHATEVER WE THINK THE, UH, WHATEVER THE ACTUAL, UM, EXPENDITURES ARE.

AND THEN AFTER THAT, AFTER WE HAVE NET REVENUE LEFT OVER, THEN THE 51 49 SPLIT HAPPENS.

OKAY.

AND WHERE DOES THE UNALLOCATED PORTION GO? DOES THAT GO BACK INTO OTHER, UM, GENERAL PARKING AREAS? SO THE, UH, YEAH, THE 49% WILL COME BACK TO PARKING ENTERPRISE AS REVENUE.

AND THEN THAT'S USED TO HELP FUND ALL OF OUR OPERATIONS, OUR ENFORCEMENT, OUR TYPICAL, UM, THE OTHER AREAS THAT WE HAVE, UH, WORK IN.

UM, AND THEN THE 51% GOES INTO A CAPITAL ASSET FUND.

UM, IT DOESN'T ACTUALLY MATERIALIZE INTO AN ACCOUNT THAT IS ADMINISTRATED BY, UM, CITIZENS.

UM, IT GOES, IT IS A CITY ACCOUNT, BUT WE USE, UM, INTERACTION WITH THOSE CITIZENS, WITH THOSE RESIDENTS TO, UM, UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE AND, AND SPIN FROM THAT ACCOUNT FOR THOSE IMPROVEMENTS.

OKAY.

THAT'S REALLY HELPFUL.

AND THAT LEADS WELL INTO MY LAST QUESTION IS JUST ABOUT THE FOOTPRINT OF THE PARKING DISTRICT, UM, IS QUITE A BIT LARGER THAN THE MAP OF WHERE THE REVENUE IS COLLECTED.

YES.

CAN YOU BREAK THAT DOWN A LITTLE BIT FURTHER FOR ME? YEAH, FOR SURE.

SO, UH, WHAT WE DO IS WE, WE PLAN FOR A LITTLE BIT LARGER.

AND THE REASON WHY IS BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY THE SCIENCE BEHIND MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE IN SPACE, RIGHT? ONCE YOU PUT SOMETHING IN SOME WHERE WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY'RE GONNA GO, WHICH COULD CREATE OTHER ISSUES, UM, ALSO THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS MAY HAVE PROJECTS AROUND THOSE AREAS THAT MAY BE RIGHT OUTSIDE THAT, THAT THEY CAN USE IT, THAT WOULD HELP THE DISTRICT.

AND SO THE BOUNDARY, WE, WE GO OUT A LITTLE BIT FURTHER SO THAT PROJECTS CAN BE DONE WITHIN THE WHOLE AREA.

SO WE MAY NOT EVER PUT METERS IN SOME OF THESE CORNERS OR, OR PAID PARKING, I'M SORRY, IN SOME MANY CORNERS.

BUT, UM, IT COULD BE, THE MONEY COULD BE USED OVER THERE TO HELP IMPROVE THINGS IN, IN THE WHOLE DISTRICT.

UM, SO, AND UH, I'LL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE FROM LIKE EAST AUSTINSON.

IT GOES FROM I 35 TO CHICO AND FROM LADY BIRD LAKE ALL THE WAY UP TO 11TH STREET.

AND SO WE ONLY HAVE METERS IN THAT CERTAIN SECTION, BUT THERE'S ALREADY BEEN DISCUSSION ABOUT, YOU KNOW, CEDAR CHAVEZ AND SOME OF THE MOVEMENTS GOING DOWN THERE.

SO HAVING THE DISTRICT IN PLACE REALLY ALLOWS US TO WORK AS, AS A COMMUNITY, AS, AND THE BOARD GETS TOGETHER TO REALLY DECIDE HOW WE MOVE FORWARD IN SOME OF THESE OTHER AREAS THAT ARE BECOMING ISSUES AFTER WE'VE DONE THE FIRST PHASE.

OKAY.

SO IT'S MOSTLY THE REVENUE IS BEING COLLECTED RIGHT ON SOUTH CONGRESS AND SOUTH FIRST, AND SOME OF THE CONNECTOR STREETS THAT CONNECT THE TWO, BUT YOU CAN USE THAT FOR PARKING IMPROVEMENTS, CORRECT.

FURTHER EAST AND WEST OF, OF THOSE BARRIERS.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THAT'S HELPFUL.

DO WE HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ON THIS ITEM? I THINK THAT COVERS IT.

AWESOME.

THANKS FOR THE PRESENTATION.

YES, THANK YOU.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

OUR NEXT

[4. Bi-Annual Update on the I-35 Expansion Cap and Stitch project.]

ITEM IS GONNA BE OUR BIANNUAL UPDATE ON THE I 35 EXPANSION CAP AND STITCH PROJECT.

AND THIS IS ONE THAT I THOUGHT SOME OF THE, UH, FOLKS WHO MAY NOT BE ASSIGNED TO THE COMMITTEE YET, UH, MAY JUST TAKE PARTICULAR INTEREST IN.

I KNOW OUR COMMITTEES USUALLY ONLY HAVE A HEADCOUNT OF FIVE PEOPLE, UM, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE AUSTIN ENERGY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT THIS IMPACTS A LOT OF FOLKS THAT ARE EITHER WORKING IN THE TRANSPORTATION SPACE, UM, OR THAT TOUCH THEIR DISTRICTS, EVEN IF THEY AREN'T ALWAYS ON THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE, ARE STILL VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN THE CONVERSATION AROUND THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT.

WELCOME.

WELL, THANK YOU MAYOR PRO TEM COUNCIL MEMBERS.

UM, I'M MIKE TRIMBLE.

I'M THE DIRECTOR OF

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THE CITY'S QUARTER PROGRAM OFFICE, AND I'M GONNA GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF THE R FUTURE 35, UM, CAP AND STITCH PROGRAM, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY RELATED TO, UM, THE I 35, UH, CAPITAL EXPRESS, UH, PROJECT AS WELL.

UM, JUST TO, TO KIND OF START OUT, I KNOW A LOT OF, YOU'RE VERY WELL AWARE OF THE HISTORY AND LEGACY OF I 35.

I 35 BASICALLY DOUBLED DOWN ON SOME OF THE SEGREGATIONIST HISTORY OF AUSTIN, UM, AS BLACK COMMUNITIES WERE RELOCATED TO EAST AUSTIN THROUGH THE 1928 COMP PLAN.

AND THEN HISPANIC COMMUNITIES FOLLOWED IN MID 20TH CENTURY.

AND SO, UM, EAST AVENUE WAS, WAS THAT KIND OF DIVIDING LINE I 35, WHEN IT WAS CONSTRUCTED IN THE 1960S, REALLY DOUBLED DOWN AND REALLY BECAME THAT PHYSICAL BARRIER, UM, BETWEEN EAST AUSTIN AND THE REST OF AUSTIN.

AND HERE YOU CAN SEE, UH, I 35, AGAIN, I KNOW YOU'RE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE CONFIGURATION TODAY.

CONFIGURATION INCLUDES UPPER AND LOWER DECKS, UM, THROUGH THE NORTHERN PART OF DOWNTOWN, AND THEN RAYS ELEVATED SECTIONS, UM, AS YOU GET FURTHER INTO DOWNTOWN, UH, TO LADY BIRD LAKE.

SO AGAIN, UH, THOSE ELEVATED AREAS, AGAIN, CREATING THAT, THAT KIND OF PHYSICAL BARRIER, UH, BETWEEN ONE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY AND THE OTHER, UM, I INCLUDED BOTH ALTERNATIVES IN THIS PRESENTATION, JUST CUZ I KNOW THAT THESE ARE STILL PART OF BEING WHAT'S CONSIDERED, UH, THROUGH THE TECH, THE TECH DOT, UH, D E I S PROCESS.

UM, MODIFIED ALTERNATIVE THREE IS THEIR PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE, UM, AS PART OF THE PROCESS.

UM, THAT'S THE ONE ON THE LOWER, UH, PART OF THE SCREEN.

AND SO, UM, WE ARE, WE HAVE BEEN ANALYZING BOTH OF THESE TO SEE WHERE CAP OPPORTUNITIES EXIST AS WELL AS, UM, WIDEN CROSSINGS.

AND SO NOW WE'LL BEGIN TO FOCUS MORE ON THE MODIFIED ALTERNATIVE THREE, UM, AS THAT WORKS ITS WAY THROUGH AS THE PREFERRED, UM, ALTERNATIVE.

BUT LOOKING AT THAT ALTERNATIVE, UM, WE'VE IDENTIFIED, UH, PRELIMINARILY, UH, WHERE WE THINK CAP OPPORTUNITIES EXIST.

UM, WHERE YOU SEE THE PURPLE ON THAT, UH, UH, SCHEMATIC IS WHERE, UM, WHAT WE'RE CALLING KIND OF MINI CAPS OR KIND OF WIDEN STITCHES, WIDEN CROSSINGS THAT REALLY, UH, SUPPLEMENT, UM, WHAT'S ALREADY BEING REBUILT.

UM, I, UH, TECHO IS ALREADY INCLUDING AN ADDITIONAL 20 FEET ON EACH SIDE OF THE, THE BRIDGES, UM, WHERE THERE'S 10 FEET TYPICALLY ON EACH SIDE OF THE CURRENT BRIDGES ACROSS 35.

SO THEY'RE ALREADY RECONSTRUCTING BRIDGES AS WIDEN CROSSINGS.

SO THERE'S SOME OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPLEMENT THAT WITH SOME, UM, WIDENED STITCHES, UM, THROUGH LOCAL FUNDING.

AND THEN THE GREEN AREAS ARE WHERE WE SEE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAPS.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT BEGINS, UH, THERE'S A CONTIGUOUS SET, UH, FROM CAESAR CHAVEZ UP TO EIGHTH STREET WHERE YOU SEE THAT PURPLE BETWEEN 11TH AND 12TH STREET.

WE ACTUALLY THINK THAT THERE, THERE'S A POSSIBILITY FOR THAT TO BE A FULL CAP BETWEEN 11TH AND 12TH.

AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THERE'S CAPPING OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE POSSIBLE NEAR THE UT CAMPUS.

UH, WE HAVE BEEN IN COORDINATION WITH UT AND THEY'RE EVALUATING, UH, THE FEASIBILITY OF THOSE CAPPING OPPORTUNITIES, UM, RIGHT NOW.

AND WE'LL CONTINUE, CONTINUE TO COORDINATE WITH THEM.

AND THEN YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL, UH, PURPLE SPACES, UM, AS THE, THE TOP PART OF THAT SCHEMATIC IS AS YOU GET FURTHER NORTH, YOU CAN SEE 32ND STREET, 38TH AND A HALF AS YOU GET UP TO THE, UH, RED LINE CROSSING BACK ACROSS I 35 UP TO AIRPORT.

THERE ARE DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR, UM, SOME SMALLER CAPS OR WIDEN CROSSINGS, UM, THROUGH THOSE DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES THERE AS WELL.

UH, SO AGAIN, WE'RE, WE ARE EVALUATING ALL OF THESE RIGHT NOW.

UH, WE ARE TRYING TO WORK VERY CLOSELY, UM, WITH TECH DOT.

WE ARE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH TECH DOT.

UM, THEY'RE ON A PRETTY AGGRESSIVE TIMELINE.

UM, WE ACTUALLY, SINCE THEY ARE TAKING A NEW APPROACH, UH, TO THE DELIVERY OF THEIR PROGRAM, THEY WERE LOOKING AT DOING DESIGN BUILD.

NOW THEY'RE LOOKING AT DOING DESIGN BID BUILD THAT ACTUALLY PROVIDES US SOME BETTER OPPORTUNITY, UH, TO COORDINATE WITH THEM, WITH THEM BECAUSE THEY'LL BE CARRYING DESIGN IN-HOUSE ALL THE WAY THROUGH A HUNDRED PERCENT VERSUS HANDING IT OVER TO A DESIGN BUILDER.

AND SO THAT WILL PROVIDE US A LITTLE MORE OPPORTUNITY AND TIME TO WORK WITH TEXT DOT, UM, ON COORDINATING THESE PROJECTS AS WELL AS CONTINUING TO WORK WITH THEM ON THE REFINEMENT OF THE ACTUAL HIGHWAY DESIGN ITSELF AS THAT MOVES FORWARD.

UM, AND SO AGAIN, THEY'RE LOOKING AT, UH, BEGINNING, UH, CONSTRUCTION IN 25, 26, UM, NOW.

AND SO, UM, WE'LL CONTINUE TO WORK AGGRESSIVELY ALONG WITH THAT PARALLEL, UH, TIMELINE TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF THIS CAN KIND OF CONVERGE AND GET CONSTRUCTED AT THE SAME TIME, UM, AS WE GET FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, UH, FOR THE CAPS AND STITCHES.

SO WHAT IS A CAP AND WHAT IS A STITCH? AND FOR, PARTICULARLY FOR THE PUBLIC'S PER, UH, A BENEFIT, UM, A CAP IS REALLY JUST THAT AS THE HIGHWAY LANES ARE DEPRESSED BELOW GROUND LEVEL, UM, AND THAT'S GONNA BE HAPPENING THROUGH, UH, DOWNTOWN, THAT PROVIDES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A SERIES OF CAPS OVER THEM.

AND THEY ARE STRUCTURES SUPPORTED BY COLUMNS, PEERS.

AND WE CAN ALSO THEN RECLAIM THAT SPACE AND PUT THOSE TWO PUBLIC CIVIC PURPOSES.

AND SO IT COULD BE GREEN SPACES, ACTIVITY SPACES, UM, OTHER, OTHER, UH, PUBLIC BENEFITS.

AND THAT REALLY IS KIND OF OUR GOAL IN WITH THIS, IS TO MAXIMIZE THE LOCAL COMMUNITY BENEFITS THROUGH IMPROVEMENTS SUCH AS THESE HIGHWAY CAPS.

AND THEN THE STITCHES, WHICH ARE, AGAIN, WIDEN BRIDGES OR WIDEN CROSSINGS.

UH, THAT PROVIDES US AN OPPORTUNITY WITH THAT ADDITIONAL SPACE ON EACH SIDE TO CREATE SOME ADDITIONAL BUFFERS, UH, ADDITIONAL SEPARATION, UH, BETWEEN, UH, BICYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS, UH, FROM, FROM THE VEHICLE LANES, UH, PROVIDE ADDITIONAL BUFFERS LIKE LANDSCAPING, UH, PUBLIC ART, OTHER AESTHETICS, OTHER AMENITIES

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THAT THAT CAN BE INCORPORATED AGAIN, TO MAKE A MORE COMFORTABLE, UH, CROSSING, UH, FROM EAST AUSTIN TO DOWNTOWN AND VICE VERSA.

WHERE WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW, UH, IN THE PROCESS, I MENTIONED THAT WE'VE DONE SOME INITIAL FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS OF WHERE, UH, CAPS COULD POTENTIALLY GO.

UH, WE HAVE FINISHED THAT WORK AND WE ARE NOW ENTERING WHAT WE'RE CALLING, THIS IS PRE-DESIGNED PHASE.

UM, AND SO WE'RE WORKING WITH A CONSULTING FIRM RIGHT NOW TO KIND OF REALLY TAKE THAT TO THE NEXT LEVEL, WHICH IS TO DEVELOP SOME CONCEPTS WITH THE COMMUNITY.

UH, WE'LL BE GETTING MORE INTO THAT WORK AS WE MOVE INTO 2023, AND THEN YOU'LL START TO SEE US HAVE A MORE ROBUST COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS TO GET FEEDBACK ON SOME OF THOSE CONCEPTS AND SOME OF THOSE ALTERNATIVES.

UM, AS WE'RE LOOKING AT WHAT CAN BE PUT ON THE CAPS, THAT WORKS VERY IMPORTANT TO DO RIGHT NOW BECAUSE, UH, WHATEVER GOES ON TOP OF THE CAP INFORMS HOW MUCH, UH, WHAT, WHAT THE TOLERANCES AND LOADING, UH, THE, THE STRUCTURES NEED TO BEAR.

AND SO THAT FACTORS, FACTORS INTO THE DESIGN OF THE FOUNDATIONS AND THE STRUCTURES, THE COLUMNS AS WELL.

SO ALL OF IT NEEDS TO WORK TOGETHER.

SO WE NEED TO HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT WE'RE ACTUALLY BE PUTTING ON TOP OF THE CAPS AS WE, AS WE'RE ACT, ACTUALLY DOING THE DESIGN OF THE SUPPORT STRUCTURES AS WELL.

THROUGH THIS PROCESS, WE, UH, ANTICIPATE GOING TO 30%, UM, ENGINEERING.

AND BASICALLY AT THAT POINT, AS WE BRING THE STRUCTURES AND, UM, THE SURFACE AMENITIES TO ABOUT 30%, UH, ENGINEERING, THEN THEY'LL, THEY'LL KIND OF, UH, DIVERGE AND THEN WE WILL, WE'LL GET THE STRUCTURES, UH, MORE COORDINATED WITH TECH.TO INCORPORATE INTO THEIR PROJECT.

AND THEN WE'LL FINISH OUT THE FULL DESIGN OF THE SURFACE IMPROVEMENTS.

UM, AGAIN, WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY ALONG THE WAY, UH, TO GET THAT DONE, UH, BEYOND THAT TIME.

AND THEN SPEAKING OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, UM, WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO WALK THE TALK OF BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TO THE TABLE AS A PARTNER, NOT JUST A STAKEHOLDER.

UM, SO THERE'S A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT WAYS THAT WE'RE SEEKING TO DO THAT.

UM, ONE IS WE FORMED A COMMUNITY STEERING COMMITTEE, UH, MADE UP OF, OF MULTIPLE, UH, UH, COMMUNITY, UH, LEADERS, UM, TO BE A PART OF OUR, OUR DISCUSSION AND REALLY HELP US TO FORMULATE WHAT AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY IS.

AND SO, UM, WE, WE'VE ALREADY, UM, UH, GOTTEN THEM TOGETHER.

WE'LL BE MEETING WITH THEM MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, BUT SEEKING THEIR FEEDBACK ON, YOU KNOW, WHAT, WHAT THE SURFACE AMENITIES ARE LOOKING LIKE, WHAT THOSE CONCEPTS ARE LOOKING LIKE, BUT ALSO ARE WE DOING AN EFFECTIVE JOB AND REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO THAT'S GONNA BE A BIG FOCUS FOR US AS WE GET INTO THIS NEXT YEAR OF WORK.

UM, WE ALSO ARE WORKING WITH THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, UH, A LOT OF OUR CITY DEPARTMENTS AS WELL AS OTHER AGENCIES.

SO COORDINATING WITH CAPITAL METRO, OBVIOUSLY COORDINATING WITH TECH DOT AND, AND OTHER AGENCIES.

UM, AS WE'RE MOVING FORWARD, UM, THERE'S A LOT OF DOTS WE NEED TO CONNECT, UH, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DOING THIS RIGHT.

WE'RE ALSO, UH, UH, COORDINATING WITH THE WATERLOO GREENWAY.

WE'RE COORDINATING WITH THE CONVENTION CENTER.

AGAIN, WE KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT, DIFFERENT THINGS HAPPENING OUT THERE IN THE COMMUNITY, A LOT OF DIFFERENT EFFORTS, A LOT OF DIFFERENT INITIATIVES.

AND SO WE'RE GONNA TRY TO DO OUR BEST TO MAKE SURE WE'RE CONSIDERING ALL OF THEM AND COORDINATING WITH ALL OF THEM, UM, AS WELL.

AND AGAIN, WE WILL BE DEVELOPING, UM, OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR THIS NEXT PHASE OF WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR COMMUNITY STEERING COMMITTEE, UM, OVER THE COMING WEEKS IN AND COMING MONTHS.

SO I MENTIONED THE COMMUNITY STEERING COMMITTEE AGAIN.

WE'VE, UM, BEEN WORKING WITH THEM NOW ON TRYING TO DEVELOP, UM, SOME PROJECT VISION AND GOALS.

UM, AND THIS IS BASED ON US ALL REVIEWING ALONG WITH THE COMMITTEE, UM, FEEDBACK WE'VE ALREADY RECEIVED FROM THE COMMUNITY, UM, DISCUSSIONS THAT HAD HAPPENED EARLY ON IN THE PROJECT AS PART OF THE, OUR FUTURE 35, UH, DISCUSSIONS.

AND SO WE'RE COM THERE.

THIS COMMITTEE IS REVIEWING ALL OF THAT INFORMATION, SO AS STAFF AND TOGETHER, UH, DEVELOPING, UM, SOME PROJECT VISION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.

AND AGAIN, THESE CLOSELY ALIGNED TO A LOT OF THE DESIRED OUTCOMES WE HAVE IN OUR SD 23.

AND THEN, UH, SUBSEQUENTLY SD 28.

SO WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE STAYING ALIGNED WITH WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE LOCALLY AS A COMMUNITY, AGAIN, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE THOSE COMMUNITY BENEFITS AS BEST WE CAN.

UM, WE, AND AS I MENTIONED, WE HAVE RECEIVED SOME COMMUNITY FEEDBACK ALREADY.

UM, A LOT OF, OF GREAT ENGAGEMENT, BOTH THROUGH OPEN HOUSES.

UH, WE'VE DONE AN ONLINE SURVEY.

UH, WE'VE HAD A LOT OF GOOD RESPONSE AND, AND A LOT OF GREAT FEEDBACK.

SOME OF THE INITIAL INDICATIONS WERE A BIG DESIRE TO HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL GREEN SPACE, UH, HAVE SOME BETTER MULTIMODAL CONNECTIVITY, UH, BIKES AND PEDESTRIANS, UH, YOU KNOW, BEING TRANSIT SUPPORTIVE.

UM, AND AGAIN, ALL THESE THINGS I THINK, ALIGN WELL WITH WHAT OUR, OUR LOCAL MOBILITY GOALS ARE, BUT ALSO WHAT OUR COMMUNITY GOALS ARE AS WELL.

UM, AGAIN, THIS ISN'T THE LAST PART OF THE CONVERSATION.

WE'RE GONNA CONTINUE THOSE CONVERSATIONS AS WE MOVE FORWARD, AS WE'RE DEVELOPING THE PROJECT, AS WE'RE DEVELOPING THE CONCEPTS.

AND WE'LL BE, AGAIN, JUST CONTINUING TO GET THAT FEEDBACK AND, AND INCORPORATING THAT INTO, UH, THE CONCEPTS AND ULTIMATELY WHAT WE ACTUALLY BUILD AT THE END OF THE DAY.

UM, ON THE CAPS, AND I MENTIONED SOME OF THE FEEDBACK HERE, YOU CAN SEE, SEE KIND OF HOW IT LAYS OUT.

AND AGAIN, UH, HAVING MORE TREES, UH, BIKE LANES, UH, JOGGING AND WALKING TRAILS, SOME OF THESE TYPES OF AMENITY SHADE STRUCTURES ALL FACTORED, UH, LARGELY IN OUR COMMUNITY FEEDBACK SO FAR.

UM, ALONG WITH THIS IMPROVEMENT, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT JUST PUTTING THE, THE INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE, NOT JUST PUTTING THE THING IN PLACE, IT'S ALL THAT IT CAN ALSO UNLOCK AN IMPACT.

AND, AND WE KNOW THAT THERE, YOU KNOW, THERE COULD BE SOME NEGATIVE IMPACTS.

WE THINK THERE'S GONNA BE A LOT OF

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POSITIVE IMPACTS, BUT WE WANNA DO ALL OF THAT ANALYSIS AND MAKE SURE THAT, THAT IF THERE ARE BENEFITS AND VALUE BEING UNLOCKED BY THESE IMPROVEMENTS AND THE REDESIGN OF THE HIGHWAY, THAT, THAT SOME OF THOSE BENEFITS ARE BEING RETURNED TO THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO WE ARE ACTUALLY WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AUSTIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO DO AN EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT STUDY TO DO JUST THAT, TO LOOK AT WHAT POTENTIAL VALUE, UM, COULD BE UNLOCKED, UH, BY THE HIGHWAY DESIGN, BY THE CAP AND, AND STITCH IMPROVEMENTS.

AND THEN ALSO, WHAT TYPES OF BENEFITS COULD BE RETURNED TO THE COMMUNITY.

UM, THERE WILL, THEIR WORK WILL, WILL RESULT IN POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS AND OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS THAT, YOU KNOW, I HOPE TO BRING BACK TO MOBILITY COMMITTEE AND COUNCIL DISCUSS MORE, UH, IN THE FUTURE.

AND AGAIN, MOVING THE PRO THE PROGRAM FORWARD.

A THE BIG QUESTION IS FUNDING.

UM, HOW, HOW ARE WE GONNA FUND THIS? WHERE'S IT COMING FROM? AND SO WE'RE DOING ALL OF THAT ANALYSIS NOW, AND EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE TO LOOK AT.

OBVIOUSLY, WE WANT TO TRY TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT ON THE TAXPAYER.

SO WE'RE EXPLORING ALL OPTIONS, INCLUDING LOOKING AT, UH, FEDERAL FUNDING AVAILABLE THROUGH THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW AND, AND OTHER PROGRAMS. UM, WE HAVE DEVELOPED A GREAT WORKING, UH, PARTNERSHIP, UH, WITH THE U S D O T BUILD AMERICA BUREAU.

UH, THEY HAVE OFFERED TO PROVIDE US TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, AND, UH, COUNCIL ACTUALLY APPROVED US GETTING AN EMERGING PROJECTS AGREEMENT IN PLACE, UH, WITH THE BUILD AMERICA BUREAU.

THANK YOU.

UM, AND SO WE ARE HOPING TO KICK OFF, UH, THAT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, UH, TO EXPLORE SOME OF THE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, NOT JUST FOR THE CAP AND STITCH, BUT FOR SEVERAL OF OUR, UH, CAPITAL PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE DOING IN AUSTIN, KIND OF AUSTIN'S PROGRAM OF PROJECTS.

AND AGAIN, WE'LL BE, WE'LL BE HOPING TO KICK THAT OFF WITH THE BUILD AMERICA BUREAU, UM, IN FEBRUARY.

AND AGAIN, WE'RE LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL, UH, FUNDING OPTIONS.

UM, WE'VE ALREADY, YOU KNOW, HAD SOME FOLKS INQUIRING ABOUT WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

WE ALSO HOPE TO RELEASE A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION AND RFI TO GET SOME OF THOSE IDEAS, UH, FROM, YOU KNOW, FROM THE P THREE COMMUNITY, THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP COMMUNITY, UH, OTHER, YOU KNOW, UH, PRIVATE SECTOR, UH, UH, COMPANIES FOR WHAT IDEAS MIGHT BE POSSIBLE.

AND AGAIN, WE WANNA MAKE SURE WE'RE BRINGING ALL THE BEST IDEAS TO THE TABLE AND TAKING ALL THAT INTO ACCOUNT AS WE'RE FORMULATING, UH, THE FUNDING STRATEGY GOING FORWARD.

WE'RE NOT JUST FOCUSED ON THE CAPITAL INVESTMENT, OBVIOUSLY THAT IS A, A BIG IMMEDIATE, UH, COMPONENT TO OUR FUNDING STRATEGY.

BUT ANOTHER COMPONENT IS THE OPERATION, THE LONG-TERM OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE.

AND SO AS WE LOOK AT OUR FUNDING STRATEGY AND OUR FUNDING OPTIONS, THAT'S GONNA BE REALLY IMPORTANT TO WORK THROUGH AS WELL.

UH, CUZ THAT WILL BE A RECURRING COST THAT WE NEED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS RECOMMENDED, UH, UH, THROUGH INITIAL ULI STUDY, UH, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALLIANCE, UM, WAS LOOKING AT A CONSERVANCY MODEL.

AND SO AGAIN, UM, WE ARE HAVING SOME OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS WITH WATERLOO GREENWAY TO SEE HOW THAT HAS WORKED FROM THEIR END AND SEE WHAT, UH, WHAT COORDINATION OPPORTUNITIES AND SYNERGIES EXIST THERE AS WELL.

WE HAVE RECEIVED A 1.5 MILLION, UH, COMMUNITY PROJECT, UH, A FUNDING ALLOTMENT THROUGH THE, UM, OMNIBUS, UH, SPENDING BILL.

UM, AND THAT WAS SPONSORED BY REPRESENTATIVE LLOYD DOGGETT.

AND SO, UM, COUNCIL JUST APPROVED US RECEIVING THOSE FUNDS AGAIN BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS.

AND SO WE'RE, WE'RE GONNA DRAW THAT DOWN AND AGAIN, SUPPLEMENT, UM, OUR PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING AND, UH, DEVELOP AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT WORK, UM, OVER THE COMING MONTHS FOR A PROJECT LIKE THIS.

IT TAKES, IT DOES TAKE A VILLAGE, IT TAKES A LOT OF PARTNERSHIPS.

AND SO I DO WANNA RECOGNIZE WE HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH, UH, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ON THIS PROJECT.

UM, WE HAVE A VERY CLOSE WORKING PARTNERSHIP WITH DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALLIANCE.

UM, AND THEN OF COURSE THE COMMUNITY.

AND AGAIN, WE'RE DOING OUR BEST TO BRING THE COMMUNITY TO THE TABLE AS A PARTNER AND BEING A PART OF THIS PARTNERSHIP, OBVIOUSLY WITH WORKING, WORKING VERY CLOSELY TOO WITH ALL OF OUR OTHER, UH, KEY ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES AND STAKEHOLDERS IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND AGAIN, WE'LL, WE'LL CONTINUE TO TRY TO DO OUR BEST TO CONNECT THOSE DOTS AND AGAIN, WITH OUR FOCUS ON, UH, MAXIMIZING THE, THE LOCAL COMMUNITY BENEFITS FOR THIS PROJECT AND AS IT RELATES TO THE HIGHWAY PROJECT.

THANK YOU.

AND, AND HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

I THINK THERE WILL PROBABLY BE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

SURE.

WHO WANTS TO KICK US OFF? LET'S GO WITH COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON, AND THEN VICE CHAIR KELLY.

THANK YOU CHAIR.

I APPRECIATE IT.

HI, MR. TRIMBLE.

OKAY.

SO, UM, AS IT PERTAINS TO THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AUSTIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, THE EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT STUDY, SOMETHING I'M NOT SEEING HERE THAT I'VE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT IS RELIEF FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, CONSTRUCTION RELIEF WHEN THEY'RE, YOU KNOW, INACCESSIBLE BY THEIR CUSTOMERS.

ARE WE OFFERING THEM SOME SUBSIDIES TO BE ABLE TO GET BY, UM, ESPECIALLY SMALL BUSINESSES, UM, 50 EMPLOYEES OR LESS TYPE BUSINESSES? THAT'S A, THAT'S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION.

UM, I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY THE FULL SCOPE OF WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING AT, BUT I WILL TAKE THAT BACK TO THE TEAM AND SEE WHAT, SEE WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

CAUSE I THINK THAT'S A REALLY GOOD POINT.

YEAH.

CAUSE THIS COULD HAVE A HUGE IMPACT BETWEEN, ON SMALL BUSINESSES, HUGE IMPACT.

YEAH.

AND I'M, I WAS JUST THINKING AS YOU WERE GOING THROUGH THE FUNDING SOURCES, I'D LIKE TO KNOW, WHEN YOU TAKE THAT BACK, I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF THOSE CONSTRUCTION RELIEF DOLLARS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR THIS FEDERAL FUNDING.

UM, IF YOU DON'T KNOW OFFHAND.

AND THEN THE OTHER QUESTION IS, WITH THE PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, LIKE YOU SAID, IT TAKES A VILLAGE, BUT

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THOSE PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, HOW WOULD A PRIVATE DEVELOPER GO ABOUT PARTNERING WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN? WHAT ARE THE STEPS? YEAH, SO, UH, I THINK ONE OF THE FIRST STEPS I MENTIONED IS DOING A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION AND SEEING WHAT TYPES OF IDEAS EXIST.

AGAIN, AND WE'RE NOT GONNA, I'M NOT GONNA PRETEND TO KNOW WHAT ALL THE, THE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE FROM A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PERSPECTIVE.

AND USUALLY A LOT OF THOSE IDEAS EXIST OUT THERE.

UM, IT IN THE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY AS WELL.

UM, BUT ALSO AS WE'RE LOOKING AT WHAT P UH, POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES EXIST AS FAR AS REDEVELOPMENT GOES, WHAT'LL BE UNLOCKED, UH, I THINK THAT'LL ALSO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY, UM, TO SEE HOW THAT WORKS.

UM, WE HAVE LEARNED IN, IN, IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS, UH, YOU KNOW, WHEN, WHEN I, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN I TOURED ROSE KENNEDY GREENWAY IN BOSTON MM-HMM.

, UM, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS WITH DEVELOPERS AND THERE WAS A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HOW THAT CAN SUPPORT COMMUNITY BENEFITS, UM, KIND OF WHAT THINGS COULD, COULD BE CONTRIBUTED BACK ALSO FROM DEVELOPMENT.

SO AGAIN, DOING IT IN KIND OF, KIND OF A SMART WAY, HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND THEN, AND THEN REALLY LOOKING AT, IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOME TYPE OF PLANNING AROUND THAT ZONE, REALLY.

MM-HMM.

, UH, AROUND I 35, NOT JUST FOR THE, THE I 35 ITSELF, BUT THE AREA AROUND IT AND WHAT'S GONNA BE HAPPENING THERE.

UM, WE KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF PLANNING EFFORTS UNDERWAY, BUT, UH, WE'RE GONNA BE HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS WITH HOUSING AND PLANNING ON HOW BEST TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT AS WELL.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND THIS MIGHT BE A QUESTION FOR THAT VANESSA EZ, BUT I'M CURIOUS, UH, WHAT TOOLS THEY USE TO CONDUCT THE EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT STUDY.

YEAH, THAT'S PROBABLY A QUESTION FOR, FOR FORES, AN A E D C, BUT, UM, AGAIN, WE'D BE HAPPY TO COME BACK AND, AND, AND PRESENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THEM ON THIS.

UM, THOSE WERE ALL MY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

CHAIR VICE, CHAIR KELLY.

THANK YOU, CHAIR MAYOR PROTE.

UM, IT'S KIND OF COOL.

YOU HAVE TWO TITLES, , UM, IT'S ALMOST LIKE MAYOR, SENATOR, MAYOR .

AND, AND THANK YOU FOR THIS PRESENTATION.

EVERY TIME YOU COME BEFORE US, I LEARNED SOMETHING NEW.

I, I KNOW THAT MY CONSTITUENTS IN THE COMMUNITY, UM, WILL BE PLEASED TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT CREATIVE FUNDING SOLUTIONS FOR THIS PROJECT TO LESSEN THE BURDEN ON TAXPAYERS.

THAT'S GREAT.

AND I, I ABSOLUTELY ADORE IT.

UM, I'M CURIOUS THOUGH, WHEN WILL THE FUNDING ANALYSIS BE COMPLETE? SO WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF DOING THAT RIGHT NOW.

UH, I ANTICIPATE, EXCUSE ME, HOPEFULLY IN THE SUMMERTIME, BY SUMMER WE'LL AT LEAST HAVE SOME PRELIMINARY INFORMATION, UH, THAT WE CAN SHARE.

UM, BUT AGAIN, WE ARE JUST STARTING, UH, THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE COORDINATION WITH THE BUILD AMERICA BUREAU.

I THINK WE'RE ALSO REALLY INTERESTED TO SEE, UM, WHAT TYPES OF IDEAS THEY CAN BRING.

OBVIOUSLY THERE'S SOME, UH, LIKE, UH, LOAN PROGRAMS THEY HAVE THROUGH THE TIFIA PROGRAM AND OTHERS, BUT WE ALSO REALLY WANT TO EXPLORE THAT AS WELL AS SOME OF THE OTHER, UH, GRANT, UH, PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES THAT U S D O T HAS.

FOR EXAMPLE, UH, THEY HAVE THE INFR GRANT PROGRAM THAT FUNDS LARGER PROJECTS LIKE THIS, AS A MATTER OF FACT, A, UM, A A HIGHWAY, UH, KIND OF CAPPING PROJECT, GOT FUNDING, UH, THROUGH THE INFR GRANT PROGRAM.

SO WE WANNA EXPLORE ALL THOSE OPPORTUNITIES AND THEN SEE WHAT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE AND THEN START TO PUT TOGETHER WHAT, WHAT REALISTIC FUNDING STRATEGIES, UH, OR FUNDING SOURCES EXIST.

THANK YOU.

AND THEN ANOTHER THING THAT I REALLY LIKE TO HEAR, AND I'M SURE THAT MY COLLEAGUES DO AS WELL, IS THAT THE COMMUNITY BENEFIT IS TOP OF MIND FOR THIS PROJECT.

AND TO THAT END, I, I KNOW THAT WHATEVER WE PRODUCE WILL BE OF GREAT BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY, BUT I'M HEARING A LOT IN THE COMMUNITY ABOUT SOME SORT OF BUILDINGS POSSIBLY BEING PUT ON QUESTIONS ABOUT IF BUILDINGS COULD BE PUT ON TOP OF THAT TYPE OF STRUCTURE.

SO I WAS WONDERING WHAT THE, IF YOU KNEW WHAT THE LOAD BEARING CAPACITY WOULD BE FOR A CAP.

SO THAT ANALYSIS IS STILL IN FRONT OF US.

UM, TECH DOT'S GONNA BE LEADING THAT GEOTECHNICAL ANALYSIS.