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WELCOME EVERYBODY.

IT'S UH, NINE O'CLOCK, SO WE'LL GET STARTED.

I, UH, I'LL CALL TO ORDER, UH, THIS WORKING SESSION, WORK SESSION OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL.

IT IS JANUARY 24TH, 2023.

IT IS NINE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING.

WE ARE MEETING AT AUSTIN CITY HALL IN THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ROOM.

AND AS I INDICATED, THE PURPOSE OF THIS IS TO HAVE A CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION.

UH, MEMBERS YOU HAVE

[A. Pre-Selected Agenda Items]

IN FRONT OF YOU THE AGENDA ITEMS. UH, ITEM NUMBER A IS RELATED TO PRE-SELECTED AGENDA ITEMS. UH, THAT WOULD, THOSE ITEMS, THE FOLKS THAT HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE KNOW, BUT FOR THOSE OF US THAT, UH, HAVEN'T BEEN HERE BEFORE OR IN A WHILE, UH, WHAT THAT IS, IS IF SOMEONE HAS SOMETHING THEY WANT TO PULL FROM THE AGENDA SO THAT WE CAN, UH, HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT IT HERE IN THE WORK SESSION.

THIS IS THE, THAT'S THE AGENDA ITEM FOR THAT.

AND WITH THAT, I WOULD RECO RECOGNIZE COUNCIL MEMBER RYAN AL ALTER.

LET'S SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT.

NOPE.

HOW'S THAT? PERFECT.

OKAY.

UH, THANK YOU.

JUST WANTED TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW, UH, LOOKING TO POSTPONE THE BRODY OAKS PUD AND THE TWO RELATED ITEMS TO IT.

JUST LIKE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO OUT, TALK TO INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMUNITY AND, AND JUST GET A LITTLE MORE FEEDBACK BEFORE WE DO THAT IN TWO MORE DAYS.

SO, UM, THAT'S IT.

AND I, I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER POOL HAS COUNCIL MEMBER, POOL COUNCIL MEMBER.

DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR HOW LONG THAT POSTPONEMENT WOULD BE? JUST ONE MEETING, SO TO THE NINTH.

OKAY.

VERY GOOD.

SO THE CITY MANAGER WILL MAKE THAT NOTE AND, AND WE'LL HAVE IT ON OUR NEXT MEETING.

THAT'S, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SO MEMBERS, WHAT THAT WILL MEAN IS THAT ITEMS SIX, AGENDA ITEMS, 62, 71 AND 72 WILL BE PULLED AND BE THE, THE MOTION WILL BE TO POSTPONE THOSE ITEMS, UH, FOR A WEEK ACCORDING TO, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, RYAN AL ALTER.

IS ANYBODY GOT ANY MORE QUESTIONS OF, OF THE COUNCIL MEMBER OR ANY THOUGHTS? ALL RIGHT.

THERE ARE, TYPICALLY, THIS WOULD BE THE PLACE WHERE WE WOULD HAVE BRIEFINGS FROM STAFF.

UH, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, MANAGER, THERE ARE NO BRIEFINGS, UH, TODAY.

SO, UH, BUT JUST FOR THOSE, AGAIN, FOR THOSE THAT ARE NEW, AND FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN'T BEEN HERE A WHILE, AND I INCLUDE MYSELF IN THAT CATEGORY, UM, THIS IS WHERE WE WOULD'VE THE BRIEFINGS.

THE

[C. Council Items of Interest]

NEXT WOULD BE OUR ITEM NUMBER C ARE COUNCIL ITEMS OF INTEREST, UH, THAT IS TYPICALLY RESERVED FOR ITEMS THAT, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS WANNA BRING UP, UH, THAT THEY MIGHT BE BRINGING FORWARD AT SOME POINT, OR WANT TO HAVE A DISCUSSION IN AN OPEN FORUM WITH, UH, THE MEMBERS, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL TODAY.

I DON'T KNOW OF ANY, BUT LET ME ASK IF ANY MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL HAS SOMETHING THAT THEY WANT TO BRING UP SO THAT WE CAN, THEY CAN LET US KNOW ABOUT SOMETHING OR THEY WANT TO HAVE A DISCUSSION.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER POOL.

THANKS, MAYOR.

THERE ARE TWO ITEMS. ONE, I JUST WANTED TO FOCUS ON ITEM 54, WHICH IS AN IMPORTANT, UM, ITEM REFLECTING THE CITY OF AUSTIN'S WORK, UH, ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE.

AND I INVITE ANY AND, AND ALL OF YOU TO SIGN ON WITH MY EXISTING CO-SPONSORS FOR THAT ITEM, WHICH WE WILL.

IT IS ON THE, UH, CONSENT AGENDA FOR THURSDAY.

THE SECOND THING I WANTED TO SAY, AFTER CONVERSATIONS WITH MAYOR PROTE ELLIS AND MAYOR WATSON, WE WERE LOOKING AT THE AUSTIN ENERGY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEETINGS, AND THEY, UM, HAD BEEN ON WORK SESSION IN THE PAST.

UH, BUT THE TIME FOR THEM TO START ALWAYS WAS A LITTLE UNPREDICTABLE BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE AFTERNOON ON WORK SESSIONS, THE MA.

AND SO THEN WE MOVED THEM TO NOT BEING ON WORK SESSION DAYS AND APPROVED THAT, UH, THAT LIST FOR THE CALENDAR.

AT OUR LAST MEETING, UH, IN TALKING WITH THE MAYOR PRO TEM AND THE MAYOR, UH, THE MAYOR SUGGESTED THAT WE MOVE THOSE MEETINGS BACK ONTO WORK SESSION DAYS, STARTING AT 9:00 AM SO THEY WOULD BE TOP OF THE LINE WHEN WE WOULD START.

SO THAT WOULD SOLVE FOR THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF THE STARTING TIME FOR THAT COMMITTEE.

AND THE DATES WILL BE, UH, SHIFTED.

UH, THERE WERE SEVEN MEETINGS SET FOR THIS YEAR.

THEY WILL BE SHIFTED TO WORK SESSIONS, UH, AROUND OR ABOUT EITHER THE WEEK BEFORE OR THE WEEK AFTER, DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY FOR THE AUSTIN ENERGY STAFF.

AND THEN WE WILL COMMENCE AT 9:00 AM ON THOSE PARTICULAR DAYS.

YOU WILL THEN SEE, BECAUSE OF THE UNIQUE NATURE OF SETTING, UM, UH, A MEETING FOR THE COUNCIL, YOU WILL SEE THAT THE FEBRUARY MEETING IS CANCELED.

AND I'M REMEMBERING THAT THE DATE WAS, I THINK THE 14TH, WHATEVER THAT SECOND TUESDAY WAS, THAT WILL BE CANCELED.

AND IT WILL THEN BE A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING FOR THE WEEK FOLLOWING,

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I THINK THE 21ST IF I'M RIGHT ON THE 14TH.

AND THEN AT THAT TIME, WE WILL APPROVE THE NEW CALENDAR OF MEETINGS FOR 2023.

THANK YOU.

THOUGHTS OR QUESTIONS? YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER ALLISON ALTER, UM, I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY FOR THAT LAST STATEMENT WAS THAT WITH RESPECT TO AUSTIN ENERGY OR WITH RESPECT TO THE COUNCIL MEETING THAT YOU'RE SHIFTING MEETINGS? AUSTIN ENERGY, JUST AUSTIN AND ENERGY, THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

OKAY.

SO THOSE ARE JUST SHIFTS FOR FEBRUARY, DATES FOR AUSTIN ENERGY, NOT FOR THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING, FOR THE, NO, NOT, NOT, NOT CHANGING COUNCIL, UM, COUNCIL MEETINGS.

THE GOAL IS TO HAVE AUSTIN ENERGY WHERE THERE'S A, A POINT IN TIME CERTAIN SO THAT EVERYBODY CAN BE THERE.

SO WHAT WE WILL DO IS MOVE THEM BACK TO WORK SESSIONS, AND IT WILL BE THE NINE O'CLOCK AGENDA ITEM FOR WORK SESSIONS.

THAT WAY WE OUGHT TO HAVE EVERYBODY BE ABLE TO BE HERE AND WE'LL HAVE A TIME CERTAIN, THE SECOND GOAL THAT WAS WE ARE SEEKING TO ACHIEVE THERE IS TO NOT, SINCE THE AUSTIN ENERGY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE IS A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, IT WAS TO TRY TO AVOID HAVING ADDITIONAL MEETINGS ON ADDITIONAL WEEKS.

AND SO WE, WE WILL CONSOLIDATE IT BACK INTO THE WORK SESSION, BUT JUST GIVE IT A TIME CERTAIN OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR THAT BY THE BOY.

THANKS.

ANY OTHER ITEMS THAT ARE COUNCIL ITEMS OF INTEREST THAT SOMEBODY WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP SO WE CAN DISCUSS? YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

UM, I THINK WE'RE GONNA, THE CITY MANAGER SAID WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS AT THE NEXT MEETING, BUT I JUST WANNA FLAG THAT, UM, WHEN WE PASSED THE CALENDAR FOR COUNCIL, YES, WE NOTED THAT THERE WERE SOME CHALLENGES, UM, WITH SOME OF THE DATES AUGUST AND BEYOND.

UM, SO I JUST WANNA FLAG THAT WE'LL NEED TO DISCUSS THOSE.

THAT'S, UH, I APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING THAT UP TOO, MEMBERS.

WHAT, WHAT THAT'S ABOUT IS THAT WHEN THE CALENDAR WAS SET BEFORE, UH, IT, IT'S NOT IN CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE WAY IT'S BEEN DONE IN THE PAST, AFTER THE BUDGET HAS PASSED.

SO WHAT WE'LL DO, AND, AND, AND, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER ALISON AL ALTER HAS, HAS SAID THAT EXACTLY RIGHT.

WE'LL BRING THAT BACK AT A SUBSEQUENT MEETING, BUT VERY SOON SO THAT WE CAN ADJUST OUR CALENDARS AND EVERYBODY WILL KNOW WHAT THE CALENDAR IS.

YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING TO THAT.

IT ALSO GIVES THE NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN ON, UH, THE, THE CALENDAR, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THEY WERE NOT PART OF THE SETTING OF THAT.

SO THIS IS A GOOD JUST CHANCE TO CHECK IN AND MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE'S COMFORTABLE WITH THOSE DATES GOING FORWARD.

GOOD.

THANKS, MAYOR.

GREAT.

ANY OTHER IT COUNCIL ITEMS OF INTEREST THAT SOMEBODY WANTS TO DISCUSS? VERY GOOD.

THAT'LL TAKE US TO, UH,

[D1. Council appointments to intergovernmental entities and Council Committee memberships.]

COUNCIL DISCUSSION OF AN AGENDA ITEM AND THAT INTER COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS TO INTERGOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES AND COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS, UH, MEMBERS.

UH, I, I POSTED ON THE MESSAGE BOARD THIS MORNING AND WHAT WAS POSTED AS IN FRONT OF YOU IN A HARD COPY SUGGESTIONS RELATED TO, UH, COUNCIL COMMITTEES.

IT IS MEANT TO BE A DISCUSSION ITEM.

SO IF YOU HAVE THINGS THAT AS WE GO THROUGH THIS, THEN WHAT I'M GONNA ASK IS THAT EVERYBODY TAKE A MINUTE, UH, LOOK THROUGH, GET YOUR BEARINGS ON IT, AND THEN WHAT WE'LL DO IS WE'LL START WITH COUNCIL COMMITTEE SUGGESTIONS, AND WE'LL JUST START AT THE TOP AND WALK THROUGH EACH COMMITTEE.

BUT I WANT EVERYBODY TO HAVE A CHANCE TO LOOK AT ALL OF THEM BEFORE, UM, WE, WE START THAT PROCESS.

AND IT IS MEANT TO BE A FREE FOR ALL DISCUSSION SO THAT IF IF SOMEBODY HAS SOMETHING THAT THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT, WE, WE GIVE THAT OPPORTUNITY.

SO I'LL TAKE JUST A SECOND, Y'ALL READY? LET'S START WITH, UH, AUDIT AND FINANCE.

UM, THE SUGGESTION WOULD BE A FIVE PERSON COMMITTEE, UH, CHAIRED BY COUNCIL MEMBER ALLISON AL ALTER, VICE CHAIR, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL AND COUNCIL MEMBERS, FUENTES KELLY AND RYAN AL ALTER SERVING ON THAT COMMITTEE.

UM, AND I GUESS WHAT I'LL DO AT LEAST HERE INITIALLY IS SEE IF ANYBODY WANTS TO COMMENT ON THAT BEFORE WE GO TO THE NEXT ONE, OR WE CAN JUST WALK THROUGH ALL OF THEM.

LET'S JUST DO THAT REAL QUICK.

AUSTIN ENERGY UTILITY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, UH, THAT IS A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, AND YOU'LL NOTICE THAT IT'S LISTED AS A COMMITTEE WHOLE.

WE WERE JUST HAVING THAT DISCUSSION.

BUT THE CHAIR WOULD BE COUNCIL MEMBER POOL, AND THE VICE CHAIR WOULD BE COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY, UM, AUSTIN WATER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

UH, AGAIN, THAT WOULD BE A FOUR-PERSON COMMITTEE.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL IS CHAIR COUNCIL MEMBER ALISON ALTAR AS VICE CHAIR COUNCIL MEMBER RYAN AL ALTER, AND COUNCIL MEMBER JOSE VELAZQUEZ, PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE.

COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES WOULD BE THE CHAIR.

VICE

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CHAIR WOULD BE COUNCIL MEMBER VELAZQUEZ AND I WOULD SERVE ON THAT COMMITTEE.

HOUSING AND PLANNING COMMITTEE.

UH, YOU'LL NOTICE THAT THIS IS A SIX PERSON COMMITTEE, UM, WITH COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON CHAIRING IT, VICE CHAIR BEING, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER RYAN AL ALTER.

THEN COUNCIL MEMBER CADRE, MAYOR PRO, TIM ELLIS, COUNCIL MEMBER VELA AND COUNCIL MEMBER VELASQUE SERVING ON THE COMMITTEE.

I'LL MENTION THAT THIS IS THE ONLY SIX PERSON COMMITTEE, BUT THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME INTEREST IN HOUSING AND PLANNING.

UM, SO, UH, IT'S A SIX PERSON COMMITTEE.

YOU WANNA SAY SOMETHING? I DON'T, I DON'T MEAN TO INTERRUPT YOU, MAYOR.

SURE.

BUT, UH, JUST IF THERE'S SIX PEOPLE ON IT, THEN IT'S GONNA BE A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE WELL, WE WERE TOLD THAT'S NOT THE CASE.

SO, UM, OKAY.

SO I'VE GOT CONFLICTING, UM, CONFLICTING INFORMATION ON THAT.

ORIGINALLY WHAT I WAS PLANNING ON DOING WAS SAYING TO Y'ALL, WE'VE GOT A, A SIXTH MEMBER COMMITTEE AND WE CAN'T DO THAT.

UM, AND I'M NOW TOLD WE CAN'T DO THAT.

UM, SO WHAT WOULD THAT WOULD REQUIRE IS WE HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT WHO ROLLS OFF OF THAT COMMITTEE.

AND BECAUSE WE, WE DON'T WANT TO DO IT THAT WAY.

WHAT I WAS TOLD WAS THAT WE COULD POST, SINCE WE POST ANYWAY, UM, WE WOULD POST IT.

YOU COULD HAVE THE, THE MEETING, BUT IT WOULD BE THE SIX MEMBERS THAT WOULD VOTE.

SO IT WOULD NOT BE A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, BUT IF YOU GIVE DIFFERENT LEGAL ADVICE, THEN I'M GONNA TAKE YOU LEGAL ADVICE AND WE'RE GONNA NEED TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT WHO, EVEN THOUGH THERE'S SO MUCH INTEREST IN THIS COMMITTEE WHO WOULD ROLL OFF THE COMMITTEE QUESTION, THAT TAKES US TO, CAN I ASK A QUESTION ABOUT THAT? YEAH, SURE.

COUNCIL MEMBER, IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE IN THE, EITHER LEGALITY OR WHATNOT, IF ONE OF THE MEMBERS, MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE IS A NON-VOTING MEMBER, SO SIX PEOPLE THERE, SO YOU STILL HAVE TO POST FOR QUO RULES, BUT IN TERMS OF TAKING AN ACTION, ANYTHING WOULD ONLY HAVE FIVE VOTES.

SO BEING A, I I'M, NO, I'M, I'M JUST CURIOUS.

I DON'T KNOW.

YEAH.

SO UNDER THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, OF COURSE, IF YOU HAVE SIX OF YOU AS OF COUNCIL MEMBERS, YOU ARE HAVING A MEETING.

RIGHT? OKAY.

SO IT'LL BE A COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE WHOLE, OKAY.

THE, THE ISSUE THAT YOU ALL HAVE HAD IN THE PAST WHEN THIS HAS COME UP IS IT'S HARD TO GET A QUORUM.

UM, AND SO THAT'S THE TRICKY, AND THAT'S WHY YOU MOVED THE AUSTIN ENERGY MEETING AROUND TO TRY AND GET THAT MEETING OF THE WHOLE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.

SO I THINK WHAT I, I, UNFORTUNATELY, I THINK WHAT WE'RE LEFT WITH IS ON THIS COMMITTEE, WE'RE GONNA NEED TO FIGURE OUT A WAY, A MECHANISM, UH, TO HAVE SOMEBODY NOT BE ON THE COMMITTEE THAT IS CURRENTLY LISTED AS A, AS A SUGGESTION FOR BEING ON THE COMMITTEE.

SO GIVE SOME THOUGHT TO THAT.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT MORE IN A MINUTE.

THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE, UH, THE CHAIR, THE SUGGESTED CHAIR IS PROM ELLIS.

THE SUGGESTED VICE CHAIR IS COUNCIL MEMBER CADRE, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS, FUENTES HARPER, MADISON, AND KELLY WOULD BE PART OF THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE AND THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE.

UH, I WOULD CHAIR THAT WITH TWO CO-VICE CHAIRS, KELLY AND, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS, KELLY AND VELA, AND COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON, AND COUNCIL MEMBER CADRE SERVING ON THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE.

SO I THINK I'M GONNA PAUSE ON THOSE BEFORE I GO TO INTERGOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES.

WE CAN TA TAKE THAT UP SEPARATELY.

MAYOR PRO, TIM.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

JUST WANTED TO DAYLIGHT.

UM, I HAVE HELD A POSITION ON THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE PREVIOUSLY, AND I'M STILL VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN THAT ISSUE, AND IT'S ONE OF MY PRIORITY AREAS, SO I WILL STILL BE POPPING INTO THE MEETINGS.

UM, BUT FOR THE SAKE OF HAVING ONLY FIVE PEOPLE PARTICIPATE ON IT, I'M HAPPY TO, UM, JUST ATTEND THE MEETINGS AND NOT NECESSARILY BE A VOTING MEMBER, BUT I AM STILL VERY INTERESTED IN THE WORK AHEAD OF US.

ANYBODY WANNA MAKE ANY MORE COMMENTS OR, YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

HAPPY FIRST WORK SESSION DAY, .

UM, LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH EVERYONE THIS YEAR.

I GUESS FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO JUST PUT A PLUG IN FOR PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE TO SEE IF ANYONE ELSE WOULD LIKE TO JOIN OUR COMMITTEE OF THREE.

WE, UM, OF COURSE GET, UH, MONTHLY BRIEFINGS ON HOMELESSNESS.

IT'S AN IMPORTANT COMMITTEE.

UM, SO WOULD WELCOME ANY ADDITIONAL, UH, COMMITTEE MEMBERS ON THAT.

UM, AND THEN THE SECOND QUESTION I HAVE FOR YOU, MAYOR, IS ON THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE.

SO YOU, I'VE NOT SEEN THE SETUP OF HAVING TWO VICE CHAIRS, SO I'M CURIOUS IF YOU COULD SHARE A LITTLE BIT MORE.

SURE.

UM, THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF INTEREST IN HAVING, UH, A COUPLE OF PEOPLE HAD A LOT OF INTEREST IN BEING, UH, CHAIR OR VICE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE.

AND SO WHAT THIS IS, IS AN EFFORT TO ACCOMMODATE, UH, PEOPLE THAT WANT TO HAVE A LEADERSHIP POSITION ON PUBLIC SAFETY, UH, BUT AVOID, UH, CONFLICT IN TRYING TO GET THERE.

YES.

COUNCIL, MAYOR KELLY.

THANK YOU.

UM, COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES, I'D LIKE TO JOIN THE PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE WITH YOU.

YEAH.

SO, UM, THANK YOU FOR THE INVITATION SINCE THERE'S ROOM FOR ME.

I THINK THAT WOULD FIT.

AND, UM, THAT'S ALL.

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THANKS.

OKAY, COUNCIL MEMBER WALTER, GOOD MORNING.

AND, UM, DIDN'T GET TO SAY EARLIER WHEN WE TALKED, UM, HAPPY FIRST WORK SESSION TO ALL OF OUR NEW MEMBERS.

UM, I, THIS FIRST SORT OF I'M SEEING FOR WATER OVERSIGHT AND WHILE I STARTED THAT COMMITTEE, I WANNA BE ON THAT COMMITTEE.

I WANNA BE PART OF THAT.

I REALLY LOVE THE IDEA OF OTHER PEOPLE BEING IN LEADERSHIP SO THAT WE HAVE MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE PAYING A LOT OF ATTENTION TO AUSTIN WATER.

UM, SO I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST THAT, THAT, THAT RYAN ALTAR B VICE CHAIR AND I WILL JUST BE ON THE COMMITTEE.

I GUESS WE OUGHT TO ASK RYAN AL ALTER IF HE, IF YOU, UH, I, THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY.

IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE, ESPECIALLY IN DISTRICT FIVE, SO, OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

FAITH.

YES.

UH, THANK YOU.

AND, AND THAT IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH MY, THE IMPORTANCE THAT I PUT ON THAT.

I JUST WANNA MAKE SURE THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE, UM, AS FOCUSED ON AUSTIN WATER AS I HAVE BEEN.

AND, AND IT HAS WORKED WELL WITH COUNCIL MEMBER OF FUENTES AS CHAIR AND, AND MY BEING ON THE COMMITTEE FOR US TO, TO BE ABLE, UM, TO DO THAT.

UM, AND AUDIT AND FINANCE IS, IS A HEAVY LIFT IN TERMS OF, OF A CHAIRMANSHIP AND, AND, AND MANAGING THAT.

UM, I ALSO WANTED TO ADD, LIKE MAYOR PRO TE THAT THERE WILL BE SEVERAL COMMITTEES THAT I ATTEND REGULARLY.

I'M SERVING ON CAMPO, SO I ANTICIPATE THAT I WILL BE, UM, ATTENDING MOBILITY AND DO A LOT WITH PUBLIC SAFETY, ET CETERA.

UM, AND, AND OBVIOUSLY WILL BE POPPING IN, UM, AS NEEDED.

BUT I WANTED TO ROLL OFF MOBILITY SO SOMEBODY ELSE WOULD HAVE A CHANCE, UM, TO DO THAT.

WE APPRECIATE THAT.

THANK YOU.

OTHER THOUGHTS, SIR? YES.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER CADRE, UH, THANK YOU MAYOR.

UH, AND JUST WANT TO, I'M SO EXCITED TO BE HERE, UM, AND ONE TO THANK STAFF FOR, FOR MAKING OUR LIVES SO MUCH EASIER, UH, LEADING UP TO THIS MEETING.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO ADD THAT I, I'D LIKE TO JOIN PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE AS WELL.

YEAH.

UM, AND YEAH, THAT'S IT.

I'LL, UH, JUST FOR PURPOSES OF COUNTING, THAT GIVES FIVE, SO NOW NOBODY ELSE CAN.

SO I'M, I'M TEASING OF FORCE CO.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I APPRECIATE IT.

UM, SO I, I WANTED TO PROPOSE, GIVEN THE NEW CONFIGURATION, I WONDER IF COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER RYAN AL ALTER.

I WONDER IF YOU WOULD CONSIDER, UM, RECALIBRATING ON HOUSING AND PLANNING.

IF YOU DO TAKE THE VICE CHAIR ON WATER OVERSIGHT.

I'M, I'M HAPPY TO DO WHAT WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE.

SO I, I WOULD SAY, WHY DON'T YOU THINK ABOUT IT? I'M NOT, NO, NO PRESSURE, BUT I'M JUST, I'M THINKING THAT MIGHT BE THE WAY THAT WE RESOLVE OUR ONE TOO MANY ON HOUSING AND PLANNING.

I'M, I AM HAPPY TO MAKE IT WORK, SO I APPRECIATE IT.

YEAH.

AND, AND I'LL POINT OUT THA THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MEDICINE, I, I WANNA POINT OUT THAT PART OF THE EFFORT, PART OF THE SUGGESTION GIVES ALL OF THE NEW MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS A VICE CHAIRMANSHIP, BUT IT DOESN'T GIVE ANYBODY TWO.

SO IF, IF THAT CAN WORK OUT, WE, WE OUGHT TO TRY TO WORK THAT OUT.

UH, SO THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR, I THINK I MAY HAVE MISSED THIS, BUT, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL WAS, DID YOU MENTION SOMETHING ABOUT YOU CHAIRING BOTH OF THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES AND THAT, AND THOSE COMMITTEES MEETING DURING WORK SESSION? WAS THAT WHAT I MISSED EARLIER? FOR RIGHT NOW IT'S JUST AUSTIN ENERGY, BECAUSE I HAVEN'T HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH, UM, STAFF WITH AUSTIN WATER, BUT THERE IS SOME SIMILARITY AS FAR AS UTILITIES AND OVERSIGHT.

AND SO, UH, THERE ARE FOUR MEETINGS CURRENTLY SET FOR AUSTIN WATER FOR NEXT YEAR.

AND I, I JUST HAVEN'T DUG INTO THE SPECIFICS ON THAT.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? WELL, MORE, MORE OF A CONCERN OF HAVING THE SAME PERSON CHAIR, BOTH OF OUR OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES.

AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR LEADERSHIP ON AUSTIN ENERGY, AND I THINK YOU'VE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB.

BUT I REALLY SEE THIS OPPORTUNITY OF AUSTIN WATER OVERSIGHT TO BE, UM, YOU KNOW, THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE DAY IS TO STEP INTO THAT LEADERSHIP ROLE SO THEY CAN GAIN THAT EXPERTISE AND SKILLS.

UH, I SUGGESTED ON THE COUNCIL ON THE MESSAGE BOARD THAT COUNCIL MEMBER RYAN AL ALTER WOULD BE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THAT.

SO JUST WANTED TO CIRCLE UP ON THAT CONVERSATION.

I, AND I THINK THAT THAT'S AN INTERESTING SUGGESTION.

WE WERE ATTEMPTING WITH THE, THE THREE NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS TO KEEP THEM AT PARITY AND TO ENSURE THAT THEY ALL HAD A LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY AND BEGINNING AS A VICE-CHAIR, AND THEN POTENTIALLY, YOU KNOW, SUCCEEDING INTO A CHAIR AFTER, UH, KIND OF GETTING, UH, YOUR FEET ON THE GROUND, WHICH WAS THE CONVERSATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN HAD SO FAR.

OKAY.

I MEAN, I UNDERSTAND THE THOUGHT OF VICE-CHAIR, THE, THE IMPORTANCE OF VICE-CHAIR AND HAVING THAT ASSUMED TO BE THE CHAIR POSITION, BUT I DON'T NECESSARILY THINK THAT THAT IS, UM, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT A STANDARD OPERATING

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PROCEDURE.

UM, AND CERTAINLY WOULD JUST LIKE TO REITERATE MY SUPPORT FOR COUNCIL MEMBER RYAN ALTAR AS THE CHAIR OF BOSTON OVERSIGHT, UH, AUSTIN WATER OVERSIGHT.

AND I KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, SINCE WE'RE ALL TALKING ABOUT THIS AS A, AS A DAY, IS, UM, JUST WANNA LET FOLKS WHERE I STAND AND, AND THAT SUPPORT.

UM, AND THEN ALSO JUST REITERATE, I HAVE CONCERNS WITH HAVING THE SAME COUNCIL MEMBER CHAIRING BOTH OF OUR OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES.

OKAY.

YES.

MAYOR 10.

I CAN ADD A BIT TO THAT CAUSE I COMPLETELY APPRECIATE THAT.

AND WE'VE BOTH HAD THE CHANCE TO CHAIR THAT COMMITTEE AND KNOW THE IMPORTANT WORK THAT THAT'S GOING ON THERE.

AND WE APPRECIATE COUNCIL MEMBER ALLISON AL ALTER BEGINNING IT.

CAUSE I KNOW THE CONVERSATION STARTED FROM A REALLY GOOD PLACE.

UM, I, I WOULD BE, BE COMFORTABLE WITH IT SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE AS MANY MEETINGS AS WE DO WITH AUSTIN ENERGY.

UM, AND I JUST KNOW ON OUR AGENDA IS, IS KICKING OFF, UM, THE EVALUATION OF AUSTIN WATER'S RATES THAT THEY CHARGE COMING OVER THE NEXT YEAR.

AND SO I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER POOL DID A REALLY GOOD JOB, AS DID OTHERS WITH AUSTIN ENERGY'S RATE CASE.

AND SO I WOULD THINK HER KIND OF HELPING US WITH AUSTIN WATER IN THAT REVIEW PROCESS MIGHT BE HELPFUL TOO.

SO I KNOW IT'S NOT CUSTOMARY TO, TO DO IT THAT WAY, BUT I THINK GIVEN THE, THE WORK AHEAD, UM, I WOULD BE OKAY WITH IT FOR THIS, FOR THIS TIME.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY COMMENT OR THOUGHTS? YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER, I JUST WANNA THANK COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTEZ FOR SHOWING THAT FAITH AND SUPPORT.

IT'S OBVIOUSLY, UM, IN MY COMMENTS ON ACCEPTING THE, OR ACCEPTING, SHOWING INTEREST IN THE, THE VICE CHAIR POSITION, UH, AN INTEREST OF MINE.

I AM HAPPY TO SERVE THIS BODY IN WHATEVER CAPACITY WE ALL THINK IS BEST AND APPROPRIATE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, WHATEVER TITLE IS BEFORE OR AFTER, I AM COMPLETELY, UH, HAPPY TO, TO BE OF SERVICE TO THIS COMMITTEE IN WHATEVER FORM.

OKAY.

SO OTHER THOUGHTS? ALL RIGHT.

OTHER THOUGHTS ABOUT ANY OF THE OTHER COMMITTEES? LET ME JUST TELL YOU WHERE I THINK WE ARE SO THAT WE, WE STAY UP.

UM, AUDIT AND FINANCE.

UH, THERE'S NOT BEEN, UH, DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT AUSTIN ENERGY UTILITY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

UH, THAT'S A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, AS WE'VE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT.

WE HAVE, WE JUST HAD A DISCUSSION ABOUT AUSTIN WATER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

THERE ARE TWO PARTS OF THAT DISCUSSION.

ONE IS, UH, SWITCHING A ALTAR WITH R ALTAR.

UH, I STILL HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT EXACTLY HOW I'M GOING TO DO THIS.

UM, AND, AND THERE'S BEEN DISCUSSION ABOUT THE CHAIR, THE CHAIR POSITION ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE.

UH, THE SUGGESTION HAS BEEN, OR THE VOLUNTEERING HAS BEEN THAT WE WOULD INCLUDE, UH, ON THAT COMMITTEE COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY AND COUNCIL MEMBER CADRE ON HOUSING AND PLANNING.

WE ARE GOING TO NEED SOMEONE TO DROP OFF OF THAT COMMITTEE.

UH, AND I WOULD SAY, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT IF, IF THERE'S NOBODY THAT'S JUST READY TO DO THAT, AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT RIGHT NOW, BY THE WAY, UH, THIS WILL BE BROUGHT UP THURSDAY WHEN WE, WE TAKE ACTION ON IT.

SO WE'VE GOT, BUT IF, IF, IF THERE'S NO ONE READY TO DROP OFF, I'LL SUGGEST THAT MAYBE WE DO SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, BY LOTS OR CHANTS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO THAT, THAT, THAT WE, IT'S FAIR TO EVERYBODY.

BUT I'LL WAIT AND SEE.

HANG ON ONE SECOND.

SURE.

COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON.

THANK YOU, MARY.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND I'D LIKE TO, UM, VOICE MY SUPPORT FOR COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS AS THE VICE CHAIR FOR HOUSING AND PLANNING IF SHE'S OPEN TO IT.

I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE A VICE CHAIR SPOT ON ANY OF THE OTHERS.

UM, I DON'T, AND I APPRECIATE THAT.

I KNOW THAT WE'VE WORKED CLOSELY TOGETHER ON SOME OF THE, THE BIG HOUSING CONCEPTS THAT MIGHT BE COMING OUR WAY OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.

I'M, I'M HAPPY TO STEP INTO THE ROLE IF, IF THAT MAKES THINGS MORE BALANCED.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

THAT WOULD, THAT THAT WOULD WORK.

SINCE WE WERE TRYING TO GIVE, UH, I, THE SUGGESTION WAS THAT EACH NEW MEMBER WOULD HAVE AT LEAST ONE VICE CHAIR POSITION, AND WE WERE TRYING TO HAVE SOME EQUITY THERE.

SO, UM, WITH, WITH WHATEVER POSITION, I MEAN, I'M A LITTLE WORRIED THAT ALTAR HAS BEEN PROMOTED TWICE ALREADY IN THIS MEETING.

AND I MAY BE IN MY, MY POSITION MAY BE IN JEOPARDY.

BUT, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER ALISON AL ALTER, JUST FOR, UM, HISTORICAL REFERENCE, WHEN I CAME ON COUNCIL, I HAD A VICE CHAIR AND MY COLLEAGUE, COUNCIL MEMBER FLANAGAN HAD A CHAIRMANSHIP.

UM, SO I DON'T KNOW THAT THAT PARODY IS, IS NECESSARY, UM, AS A THING.

AND, AND I THINK THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T MEAN BY SUGGESTING THAT I DIDN'T WANNA DO WATER VICE CHAIR, UM, TO, TO MAKE IT SO THAT, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER RYAN ALTER WAS, UM, BEING PUSHED

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OFF OF CH VICE CHAIR OF HOUSING, WHICH I'M SURE HE ALSO WOULD VALUE GREATLY.

AND, AND I THINK HE SHOULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO THINK ABOUT THAT AND, AND THINK ABOUT WHAT HE WOULD MOST WANNA DO.

SURE.

UM, CUZ I THINK THAT THAT'S NOT WHAT, THAT WAS NOT MY INTENTION.

SURE.

WELL, THAT'S WHY WE'RE HAVING THE DISCUSSION SO THAT WE CAN, EVERYBODY CAN KIND OF VOICE POINTS OF VIEW.

COUNCIL MEMBER RYAN AL ALTER, YOU HAD YOUR HAND UP.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE IF THE SIX OF US WHO ARE PROPOSED FOR THE HOUSING PLANNING COMMITTEE, WE CAN'T HAVE ANY KIND OF DISCUSSION TOGETHER ABOUT HOW WE WANT.

NO, THIS IS IT.

JUST TO MAKE SURE, CUZ YOU'D MENTIONED MAYBE DECIDING LATER.

I JUST WANNA MAKE SURE I I DID THIS CORRECTLY.

GO AHEAD.

SURE.

THAT'S CORRECT.

THE SIX OF YOU CAN'T TALK ABOUT THAT, BUT I DO WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS, WE ALWAYS POST THE COMMITTEE MEETING SO THAT ALL THE COUNCIL MEMBERS CAN COME AND ATTEND.

SO YOU CAN BE MAYBE NOT NAMED AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE, BUT YOU CAN COME EVERY SINGLE TIME AND, AND BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION.

YOU JUST CAN'T VOTE.

SO YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, A VOTING MEMBER, BUT, BUT CERTAINLY CAN SEE EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED THERE AND, AND PARTICIPATE AND, AND TALK ABOUT IT EVEN.

YEAH.

AND, AND WE'VE GOT A LITTLE TIME.

SO BETWEEN NOW AND THURSDAY.

SO WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST IS THAT IF YOU, IF YOU'RE ON THE COMMITTEE, BUT YOU ARE WILLING TO STEP OFF, UM, MAKE THAT KNOWN, UH, THROUGH THE MESSAGE BOARD.

AND IF, IF THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN BETWEEN NOW AND, UM, YOU KNOW, I'LL, I'LL BY MYSELF, UH, DRAW LOTS FOR YOU AND TELL YOU WHO, UH, WHO LOST.

UM, BUT I, I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT.

SO, UH, BUT I DON'T KNOW OF ANY OTHER WAY TO DO THAT.

UM, SO, OR WE CAN DO IT AT A, I GUESS WE COULD DO IT IN, AT A COUNCIL MEETING IN, IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY, BUT, UM, YOU, YOU JUST, Y'ALL Y'ALL THINK ABOUT IT AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN COME UP WITH.

SO ON HOUSING AND PLANNING, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THAT.

AND WHAT WE'VE ALSO DISCUSSED IS THAT THE VICE CHAIR WOULD BECOME MAYOR PRO TIM ELLIS, UH, AND, AND COUNCIL MEMBER ALT RYAN WOULD BE A, A MEMBER SUBJECT TO WHAT OTHER CHANGE MIGHT BE MADE IN IN REMOVING ONE PERSON MOBILITY COMMITTEE.

UM, WE HAVEN'T, UNLESS SOMEBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IT.

THAT'S, WE'RE, WE'VE BEEN SILENT ON THAT AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE.

OTHER THAN THE QUESTION THAT WAS ASKED, WE'VE BEEN SILENT ON THAT.

SO IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO TAKE, TAKE UP AT THIS TIME AS PART OF THE DISCUSSION OF COUNCIL COMMITTEE SUGGESTIONS? YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER ALISON ALTAR.

THANK YOU.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO CHECK, I MEAN, IF WE'RE SHIFTING, UM, HOW OUR COUNCIL COMMITTEES FUNCTION, MY PREFERENCES ON THIS COULD BE TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

WE HAVEN'T HAD A CONVERSATION WELL ABOUT THAT, SO I JUST WANNA, I JUST WANNA FLAG THAT.

SURE.

UM, YOU KNOW, THIS IS WHAT I AGREE TO YOU WITH A, WITH A, UM, A LOOK AT WHAT WE'VE DONE.

BUT I WOULD HAVE DIFFERENT PREFERENCES IF WE WERE, IF WE WERE MAKING MAJOR CHANGE CHANGES.

WELL, WHICH I'M NOT ADVOCATING FOR, BUT I JUST WANNA, I WANNA HAVE A SENSE OF, OF WHERE WE'RE, WHERE WE'RE GOING.

AND I'VE HEARD RUMBLINGS, BUT HAVEN'T, I THINK WOULD BE BE A TIME TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION.

SO THERE'S BEEN SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT, UM, WHETHER WE HAVE COMMITTEES DO MORE, UH, SUBSTANTIVE ACTIVITY BEFORE AN ITEM COMES TO COUNCIL.

UH, WE ARE A LEGISLATIVE BODY AND, UH, TYPICALLY AND, AND, AND A, A PRETTY GOOD SIZE LEGISLATIVE BODY.

UH, SO SOME THOUGHT HAS BEEN, UH, IN ORDER TO DO THE WORK AND, AND, AND BE EFFICIENT AND BE SUBSTANTIVE IN DOING THAT WORK, IS IT, WOULD IT BE BETTER IN SOME INSTANCES, FOR EXAMPLE, FOR SOME ITEMS FROM COUNCIL, IF NOT ALL ITEMS FROM COUNCIL TO GO TO THE, THE COMMITTEE THAT HAS JURISDICTION OVER THAT ITEM FROM COUNCIL OR, UH, CERTAIN THINGS COMING FROM STAFF GO FIRST TO A COMMITTEE WITH RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THEN GET BROUGHT TO THE FULL BODY.

UH, THAT IS VERY PRELIMINARY AND IT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT I WOULD THINK, AND I, AND I'LL JUST SAY, UH, THERE IS, I, I HAVE SOME HOPE, AND I THINK THE MANAGER HAS SOME HOPE THAT WHAT WE WOULD DO IS MAYBE IN EARLY TO MID-FEBRUARY, UH, HAVE A RETREAT OF THE COUNCIL WHERE WE COULD TALK ABOUT A NUMBER OF ITEMS, INCLUDING ITEMS LIKE THAT AND HOW WE, HOW WE WANT TO OPERATE AS A COUNCIL GOING FORWARD.

OF COURSE, THAT WOULD, WOULD HAVE TO BE POSTED AND, AND, UH, AND, AND WE WOULD HAVE TO DO THAT OPENLY AND, AND WITH TRANSPARENCY.

BUT, BUT AT LEAST WOULD IT, IT'D BE A, IT WOULD BE A WORK SESSION THAT'S BIGGER THAN WHAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT HERE AND, AND RIGHT NOW.

AND THAT WOULD COME UP.

I DON'T THINK WE OUGHT TO ANTICIPATE ANYTHING IN TRYING TO MAKE THE DECISIONS HERE

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TODAY.

WE ARE OPERATING UNDER A CERTAIN SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES RIGHT NOW, AND WE OUGHT TO MAKE OUR DECISIONS ON THURSDAY BASED UPON THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH WE OPERATE.

IF WE MAKE, WE DECIDE AS A GROUP TO MAKE CHANGES IN THE WAY WE DO THOSE THINGS, I THINK IT PROBABLY DOES REQUIRE US TO REEVALUATE WHO WE, WHO MAY WANT TO BE ON CERTAIN COMMITTEES AND WHAT COMMITTEES YOU VOLUNTEERED FOR, OR WHO YOU WOULD RATHER SEE ON SOME OF THOSE COMMITTEES.

EVEN HOW WE MIGHT PICK THOSE COMMITTEES OUGHT TO BE A PART OF THE DISCUSSION.

UH, SO I THINK IT'S, IT, I APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING IT UP.

IT NEEDS TO BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION IF WE EVEN HAVE THAT DISCUSSION DOWN THE ROAD.

BUT I THINK WE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION THURSDAY WITH REGARD TO THESE COMMITTEES, AND WE SHOULD NOT, UM, WE SHOULD NOT DELAY, ANTICIPATE, OR CREATE.

I, I'D RATHER HAVE SO AND SO THERE IF THEY'RE, THEY'RE, THEY'RE GONNA DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT AT THIS POINT.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

UH, CLARIFICATION AND JUST WOULD ASK THAT IF WE ARE GONNA EXPERIMENT IN, IN, IN MAJOR WAYS THAT WE WOULD BE REVISITING, UM, WHO WOULD BE SERVING ON WHICH COMMITTEES.

I KNOW THAT DEPENDING ON WHAT DIRECTION THAT WOULD GO ON, I MIGHT HAVE VERY DIFFERENT CHOICES AND, AND BRING A LOT OF EXPERTISE TO THAT.

AND I KNOW THAT OTHER OF MY COLLEAGUES WOULD.

SO I THINK WHAT YOU'RE, WHAT YOU'RE PROPOSING MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.

YEAH, I THINK, I THINK WHAT YOU LOOK AT IT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, THE WHOLE BIT WOULD HAVE TO BE DONE.

COUNCIL MEMBER VELA, I, I, UH, REALLY APPRECIATE, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, ALISON AL ALTERS COMMENT, AND IN MY EXPERIENCE, HAVING SOME, HAVING WORKED AT THE, THE LEGISLATURE, THEY'RE VERY SUBSTANTIVE.

UH, COMMITTEE WORK THAT GOES ON IN THE LEGISLATURE OBVIOUSLY HAS A MUCH BIGGER BODY, YOU KNOW, 150 HOUSE MEMBERS, 31, YOU KNOW, SENATORS.

UM, THAT HAS NOT BEEN MY EXPERIENCE AT CITY HALL.

THE, THERE IS AN OVERSIGHT, UH, CAPACITY.

I, I REALLY HAVE GOTTEN A LOT OUT OF THE PRESENTATIONS THAT STAFF WILL BRING TO THE COMMITTEE.

IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS, IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO, TO DAYLIGHT KIND OF ISSUES OR CONCERNS.

BUT WE HAVE NOT REALLY KIND OF DONE WHAT I WOULD MARKUP OF, OF, YOU KNOW, LEGISLATION.

SURE.

I CAN'T THINK OF AN ITEM THAT KIND OF WENT FROM COMMITTEE, YOU KNOW, TO COUNCIL IN, IN MY, YOU KNOW, ALMOST YEAR HERE THAT THAT KIND OF SERVED AS A REALLY KIND OF THE GUIDING, UH, DOCUMENT FOR A BROADER DISCUSSION ON, ON COUNCIL.

UM, AGAIN, I'M, I GUESS I'M KIND OF NEUTRAL ON, ON, YOU KNOW, WHAT THE ROLE AND AND PURPOSE OF, OF THE COMMITTEES ARE.

BUT, BUT I DO APPRECIATE, UH, UH, THE COUNCIL MEMBER ALLISON ALTER'S, UH, COMMENT.

AND, UH, AND, AND SAME THING THING WITH YOURS, THAT IF WE ARE GOING TO CHANGE THE ROLE AND MAKE IT A MORE SUBSTANTIVE, UM, JOB TO HAVE A COMMITTEE AND TO MARK UP LEGISLATION, THEN I THINK WE, THAT THAT'S, THAT DOES KIND OF AFFECT MY, MY KIND OF, UH, UH, THOUGHTS AND, AND, AND JUDGMENT ON, ON, YOU KNOW, WHICH COMMITTEES, UH, PEOPLE SHOULD SERVE.

WELL, NO, NO, NO QUESTION.

I THINK IT WOULD, EVERYBODY, I MEAN, I, I THINK THAT'S THE WHOLE DISCUSSION IS HOW YOU GO ABOUT DOING THAT, INCLUDING, BY THE WAY, AND, AND I THINK YOU'RE, YOU'RE PROBABLY ABSOLUTELY RIGHT THAT THERE HASN'T BEEN THAT DONE THAT WAY BEFORE, BUT THAT'S BECAUSE IT HASN'T BEEN DONE THAT WAY BEFORE.

UM, AND IT MIGHT BE THAT THERE ARE SOME COMMITTEES, AND I'M MAKING THIS UP AS I'M SITTING HERE BECAUSE WE'RE HAVING JUST A BROAD DISCUSSION, BUT THAT'S THE PURPOSE OF THEN HAVING ANOTHER DISCUSSION.

MM-HMM.

.

AND THAT WOULD BE MAYBE THERE ARE SOME COMMITTEES THAT YOU DO CERTAIN THINGS WITH, SOME COMMITTEES YOU MAY NOT.

AND, AND THAT WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE, I WOULD THINK, ON WHO WOULD SERVE ON THOSE COMMITTEES AND HOW THEY WOULD SERVE ON THOSE COMMITTEES.

SO THERE'S JUST A LOT OF THOUGHT THAT'S NOT GONE INTO THAT.

BUT IT'S, IT'S A QUESTION OF CAN WE MAKE THINGS WORK BETTER FOR THE PEOPLE WE SERVE? AND, UH, AND MY HOPE IS THAT THIS COUNCIL, UH, AS ENERGETIC AS IT AS IT IS, IS WILLING TO EXPERIMENT WITH SOME THINGS, BECAUSE IT'S OKAY IF WE EXPERIMENT WITH SOMETHING AND THEN, AND I'M NOT ADVOCATING FOR ANYTHING, BUT, BUT WE EXPERIMENT WITH SOMETHING AND IT DOESN'T WORK WELL, WE CAN DECLARE IT DOESN'T WORK AND TRY SOMETHING ELSE.

UM, BUT THE GOAL IS TO PROVIDE, TO DO THE WORK IN AN EFFICIENT AND APPROPRIATE WAY, SUBSTANTIVE WAY.

AND, AND THAT'S ONE THING THAT, THAT, THAT IS, IS PROBABLY SOMETHING WE WILL DISCUSS, UM, IN SOME FORM OF RETREAT OR SOMETHING WHERE WE HAVE A BROADER DISCUSSION ABOUT THOSE THINGS.

BUT THESE ARE ALL GOOD COMMENTS AND THINGS THAT OUGHT TO BE BROUGHT UP WHEN WE DO THAT.

YES.

MAYOR PRO TIM, I LIKE THE IDEA OF HAVING MORE BRIEFINGS AND ITEMS FROM COUNCIL, GO THROUGH COMMITTEES.

UM, I LIKE IT BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S IN LINE WITH SHORTENING OUR WORK SESSIONS AND GETTING US THROUGH OUR COUNCIL MEETINGS IN A MORE TIMELY FASHION.

SO I, I LIKE THE IDEA OF BEING ABLE TO DO THAT.

UM, I THINK IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT THAT WE LOOK AT,

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YOU KNOW, ARE THE COMMITTEES, THE POLICY ARM WHERE THE CITY MANAGER IS ADMINISTRATIVE AND HIS DEPARTMENTS ARE FUNCTIONING BASED ON THE DECISIONS MADE AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL.

THERE WILL BE ISSUES THAT COME UP WITH DEPARTMENTS THAT NEED A POLICY ARM THAT SAYS, SHOULD WE MOVE FORWARD WITH CHANGING THIS? WHAT ARE THE APPROPRIATE ADJUSTMENTS THAT NEED TO BE MADE? AND SO I TALKED TO THE CITY MANAGER ABOUT THIS JUST A FEW DAYS AGO, SO IT'S STILL A VERY FRESH IDEA.

BUT, YOU KNOW, SHOULD OUR COMMITTEES, IF THEY'RE FUNCTIONING AT THAT LEVEL, BE MORE IN ALIGNMENT WITH SD 23 AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SD 28 OR WHATEVER THAT FIVE YEAR OUTLOOK IS GOING, GOING TO BE MOVING FORWARD, SO THAT EVERY DEPARTMENT IS CAPTURED WITHIN SOME OF THE COMMITTEES.

AND THEY ALWAYS KNOW THEY'VE GOT AN ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL AND THEY'VE ALSO GOT SOME POLICY MAKERS THAT CAN HELP WORK SOME OF THESE ISSUES OUT.

UM, AND I THINK IT WILL ADD TO THE LEVEL OF TRANSPARENCY AND DIFFERENT VOICES AND OPINIONS THAT CAN ADD TO AN IF C.

SO FOR INSTANCE, WHEN WE WRITE SOMETHING, WE ARE ONLY IN A FIVE PERSON SUBC CORUM AT THE VERY MOST, AND THERE MAY BE A LOT OF DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES THAT AREN'T BEING FACTORED IN.

AND IF WE CAN HASH THROUGH THOSE BEFORE THE WORK SESSION EVEN COMES, I THINK THAT PUTS US IN A GOOD PLACE WHERE THE PUBLIC KNOWS WHICH, WHICH, UM, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS HAVE LOOKED AT IT, WHICH COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE CO-SPONSORED, WHICH COMMITTEE HAS LOOKED AT IT AS WELL.

AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET SOME OF THOSE AMENDMENTS IRONED OUT SO THAT WHEN IT COMES TIME TO TAKE VOTES, WE'RE READY TO GO AND WE CAN JUST BE EXCITED ABOUT THE WINS.

OKAY.

SO, UM, I'M GONNA MOVE US ON FROM COUNCIL MEMBER, I MEAN, FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEE SUGGESTIONS.

I'VE, UH, WALKED THROUGH THE SUGGESTED CHANGES.

IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS OR THOUGHTS, UH, THIS HAS BEEN POSTED THE WAY YOU HAVE IT IN HARD COPY ON THE MESSAGE BOARD BY MY OFFICE.

FEEL FREE TO REPLY THERE IN ANTICIPATION OF THE MEETING ON THURSDAY WHEN WE WILL, UH, FINALIZE THIS.

UM, NOW LET'S GO TO INTERGOVERNMENTAL ENTITY APPOINTMENT ENTITIES APPOINTMENT SUGGESTIONS.

UM, AND I'LL JUST RUN THROUGH THIS IN MANY INSTANCES, BY THE WAY, ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, AND, AND Y'ALL SAW IT ON THE MESSAGE BOARD AND THE WAY THAT'S SET UP, UH, IN THE SPREADSHEET THAT YOU HAD, THE, SOME, SOME OF THESE, IF NOT MANY OF THEM, THERE'S A, A LEG, A, A STATUTORY REQUIREMENT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, OR THE BYLAWS OF SOME ENTITY ON WHO CAN, WHO CAN OR SHOULD SERVE.

UH, AND FIRST EXAMPLE, THAT'S THE FIREFIGHTERS RELIEF AND RETIREMENT FUND.

THE BCP COORDINATOR, THE BALCON CANYONLAND CONSERVATION, UH, COORDINATING COMMITTEE.

WE'VE, I'VE SUGGESTED COUNCIL MEMBER POOL, THE CAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS, COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES, THE CAPITAL AREA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS.

AND, AND BEFORE I MENTIONED THAT, UH, THAT IS CONFUSING TO ME ABOUT WHAT ARE ALL THE COMMITTEES AND NOT COMMITTEES, BUT, UM, I, I HOPE I'VE GOTTEN THIS, THIS RIGHT.

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS COUNCIL MEMBER WOULD BE COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY, COUNCIL MEMBER VELA, AND, AND ME, THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY CURRENTLY SERVES ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND THE CLEAN AIR COALITION WOULD BE MAYOR PRO TIM ELLIS, WHO I BELIEVE SERVES AS VICE CHAIR OF THAT ALREADY.

CAMPO MAYOR PRO, TIM ELLIS, COUNCIL MEMBER ALLISON AL ALTER, COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON, AND COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES, UH, WITH ME SERVING AS AN ALTERNATE.

AND IF, IF WE END UP DOING THAT, BEGGING EACH OF THE PREVIOUS FOUR, NOT TO EVER REQUIRE AN ALTERNATE, UM, CAPITAL METRO, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL, COUNCIL MEMBER VELA.

AND I'LL JUST POINT OUT THAT THERE MAY BE OTHER ENTITIES MAKING APPOINTMENTS WHERE A MEMBER OF THIS BODY, UH, ENDS UP ON THE CAPITOL METRO BOARD, BUT FROM FROM THE CITY COUNCIL OF AUSTIN, IT WOULD BE COUNCIL MEMBER POOL AND COUNCIL MEMBER VELA MAYOR.

THE MAYOR, EMPLOYEE'S RETIREMENT MAYOR, I'M SORRY.

YES, I, I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND VOICE MY, UM, VERY STRONG DESIRE TO BE ON THAT CAP METRO BOARD IF ANOTHER SPOT SHOULD OPEN UP FOR A MEMBER OF THIS BODY.

THANK YOU.

THE EMPLOYEE'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM, BOARD OF TRUSTEE TRUSTEES, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL, THE AUSTIN THANK YOU.

UH, CITY OF AUSTIN, UH, A I S D AND TRAVIS COUNTY JOINT COMMITTEE.

COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, ALLISON AL ALTER, COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES, COUNCIL MEMBER VELASQUEZ AND THE MAYOR, CLEAN AIR FORCE BOARD MAYOR PRO, TIM ELLIS, NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES IS SOMETHING ALL COUNCIL CAN PARTICIPATE IN.

PECAN STREET COUNCIL MEMBER CADRE, THE POLICE RETIREMENT FUND COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY, THERE'S A COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL AFFORDABILITY THAT, UM, AS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, IT ENDED UP BEING,

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UH, FAIRLY DORMANT.

UH, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT, UH, RE-ENERGIZED.

AND, AND SO WE'RE GOING AHEAD, GOING AHEAD AND MAKING A SUGGESTION ABOUT COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES, COUNCIL MEMBER RYAN AL ALTER, COUNCIL MEMBER VELASQUEZ AND THE MAYOR SERVING ON THAT.

UM, IF THAT'S THE WAY THAT, IF THAT'S THE WAY THAT ENDS UP, WHAT I WOULD ASK IS THAT BEFORE WE DO SOMETHING, I'D BE GIVEN A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHERE IT REALLY IS AND, AND REPORT BACK TO EVERYBODY.

UH, AND THEN WE CAN FIGURE OUT IF THAT'S THE, IF THAT'S THE WAY WE WANT TO HANDLE IT GOING FORWARD, WHERE THERE'S SOME ITERATION OF THAT AFFORDABILITY, UH, UH, REGIONAL AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE.

I JUST BRING THAT UP IN ADVANCE.

YES, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I JUST ALSO WANTED TO EXPRESS MY DESIRE TO BE ON THAT.

IF, IF WE'RE GONNA REVAMP REGIONAL AFFORDABILITY, I'D LIKE TO JUMP BACK ON THAT.

OKAY.

I THINK IT'S, UH, DIRECTLY IN ALIGNMENT WITH SOME OF THOSE REGIONAL CONVERSATIONS WE'RE HAVING AT CAMPO TWO.

GOOD.

THANK YOU.

UH, SOBRIETY CENTER, UH, THAT WOULD BE MAYOR WATSON, COLORADO RIVER FLOODPLAIN COALITION MAYOR PRO, TIM ELLIS TML.

THE, THE, THE REQUIREMENT IS, IS THE MAYOR US CONFERENCE OF MAYORS IS THE MAYOR VISIT AUSTIN MAYOR PRO, TIM ELLIS AND MAYOR WATSON PSYCH SERVICES STAKEHOLDERS, COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON AND THE MAYOR HATE CRIMES TASK FORCE COUNCIL MEMBER ALLISON AL ALTER, COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES AND COUNCIL MEMBER CADRE, CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL, COUNCIL MEMBER VELA AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, MAYOR WATSON, WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS OF CENTRAL TEXAS MAYOR WATSON.

SO LET ME OPEN IT UP FOR DISCUSSION.

COUNCIL MEMBER AL ALTER, I WOULD LIKE TO, IF POSSIBLE, ALSO JOIN THE AUSTIN A D COUNTY.

I'VE DONE A, A LOT OF WORK, ESPECIALLY WITH SCHOOL FINANCE AND, AND SCHOOL DISTRICT WORK, AND SO I THINK THERE'D BE A, A GOOD SYNERGY THERE ON SOME OF THE THINGS LOOKING TO DO.

SO.

OKAY.

AND I, AND LET ME JUST SAY THAT, I DON'T KNOW, AS I SIT HERE RIGHT NOW ON THAT ONE, AND ON THE REGIONAL AFFORDABILITY, THE REGIONAL AFFORDABILITY ONE HAD, UM, THE WAY IT WAS SET UP, IT HAD A SPECIFIC NUMBER, THE BYLAWS THAT WERE PASSED BY THE COUNCIL, A SPECIFIC NUMBER AS I'M SITTING HERE RIGHT NOW, I'M NOT REMEMBERING WHAT THAT WAS.

SO I WILL GO BACK AND LOOK AT THAT AND POST THOSE ON THE MESSAGE BOARD AS WELL, SO AS, AS WE LOOK AT MAKING DECISIONS AND, AND, UH, REQUEST TO BE ON THAT.

UM, SO, AND I'LL DO THAT.

COUNCILMAN WALTER ON, ON THE, THE JOINT COMMITTEE AS WELL.

COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY.

THANK YOU.

UM, THE WORK THAT I'VE BEEN DOING IS OUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, UM, REPRESENTATIVE THROUGH CAP COG OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS HAS BEEN VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE REGION AND, UM, ESTABLISHING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR PARTNERS AT THE COUNTY AND ALSO DIFFERENT CITIES.

UM, I JUST WANNA MENTION THAT IN THAT ROLE, I ALSO SERVE AS A CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE LIAISON FOR CAP COG, AND I'M THE PRESIDENT OF THE CAPITAL AREA INITIATIVES FOUNDATION.

AND I HOPE TO CONTINUE THAT WORK THROUGHOUT THE NEXT YEAR AND STRENGTHEN THOSE PARTNERSHIPS AND SHOW EVERYBODY HOW WILLING THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS TO WORK WITH OUR PARTNERS ACROSS THE, THE REGION.

SO THANK YOU.

GOOD.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THAT.

OTHER COMMENTS OR, YES.

COUNCILMAN POOL? UM, I JUST WANTED TO NOTE WITH REGARD TO MY SERVICE ON CAT METRO, UM, I'M CURRENTLY SERVING AS SECRETARY AND WITH THE DEPARTURE OF TWO ADDITIONAL, SO WE LOST TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS, RENTERIA AND KITCHEN AT THE END OF THEIR TERMS. TWO MORE MEMBERS WILL BE CYCLING OFF THIS YEAR, WHICH PUTS COUNCIL MEMBER TRILLIAN AND ME AS THE LONGEST SERVING ON CAP METRO.

UM, WE WILL BE DOING OFFICER ELECTIONS.

I DON'T KNOW IF I'LL CONTINUE AS SECRETARY OR CHAIR THE FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE OR MAYBE VICE CHAIR, BUT THERE'S ADDITIONAL WORK AHEAD, UH, FOR MY LAST TWO YEARS ON THE COUNCIL.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING ON, ON THE CAMPO, UM, CAP METRO.

YES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

? YES, MAYOR RO.

TIM, I WAS GONNA SAY THE CAMPO VOTE IS FULL .

UM, I, I APPRECIATE THAT SEGUE.

UM, CAMPO DOES HAVE ONE OF THE APPOINTED POSITION, WELL, THEY HAVE A COUPLE OF APPOINTED POSITIONS, BUT ONE OF WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY FOR AN ELECTED OFFICIAL.

AND SO I'M WORKING THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

I HOPE TO SERVE IN COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHENS, UH, SHOES THAT SHE LEFT TO BE FILLED, UM, TO BE A CAMPO APPOINTEE TO THE CAT METRO BOARD.

UM, I THINK THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR ISSUES LIKE, UH, THE SUCCESS OF PROJECT CONNECTS AND THE METRO METRO RAPID ROUTES, WHICH WE KNOW THE ONE COMING THROUGH MY DISTRICT HAS NOT RANKED HIGH ENOUGH, UM, BECAUSE OF THE LAND USE POLICIES THAT WE NEED TO BE LOOKING AT MOVING FORWARD.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO EXPRESS HERE MY INTEREST.

THAT IS NOT A DECISION OF THE COUNCIL, THAT'S A DECISION OF THE, UH, QUALIFYING PEOPLE WHO SERVE ON CAMPO.

SO I JUST WANTED TO FLAG THAT.

YES.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER ALLISON TER, AND I'LL COME OVER.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO I'VE BEEN SERVING ON THE JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE WITH A I D AND THE COUNTY.

UM, AND I WANNA JUST SAY THAT I'M ABSOLUTELY

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THRILLED THAT THERE ARE FOUR OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO WANNA BE ON THIS COMMITTEE AND CARE ABOUT THESE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE COUNTY AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

WE'VE BEEN DOING SOME, SOME GOOD WORK.

UM, I BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE ONLY TECHNICALLY, UM, THREE VOTING MEMBERS AND THERE'S SOME BALANCE ACROSS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, ET CETERA.

THAT BEING SAID, UM, I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY EASY TO HAVE, UM, THREE MEMBERS AND TWO ALTERNATES.

AND WE DON'T TAKE A LOT OF VOTES WHERE IT LIKE OF SUBSTANCE AT THIS POINT, BUT WE ARE DOING IMPORTANT WORK WITH RESPECT TO RESILIENCE.

HUBS HAD A LOT OF REALLY IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS WITH RESPECT TO SCHOOL FINANCING.

UM, I KNOW THAT I'VE DONE WORK THAT, UH, SUPPORTS AIS D'S BOND IN MAKING SURE THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY GET THE BUILDINGS BUILT.

UM, WE'VE BEEN, UM, CHAMPIONING PRIMETIME AND VICTORY TUTORIAL AND PARENT SUPPORT SPECIALISTS.

UM, AND THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY, UM, TO DO MORE.

UH, WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT HOUSING AS WELL, SO THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD WORK, UM, THAT BE COULD BE DONE, BUT I THINK THAT MIGHT BE A, A WAY FORWARD.

AND EFFECTIVELY YOU CAN BE ON THE COMMITTEE, IT'S JUST ONLY THREE OF US AT A TIME TECHNICALLY COULD VOTE.

UM, BUT THERE HAS BEEN NEEDS SINCE IT'S SORT OF RANDOMLY SCHEDULED, UM, FOR ALTERNATES.

AND WE MAY HAVE TO CHANGE A BYLAW AT THE JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE, BUT I THINK THAT WOULD BE VERY DOABLE.

AND I, FOR ONE, WOULD LOVE TO HAVE FOLKS WHO ARE, WHO ARE JOINING ME IN, IN FOCUS, UM, TOGETHER WITH COUNCIL MEMBER FUENTES, WHO'S BEEN ON THERE, UM, IN THE FOCUS WITH THE COUNTY AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

GOOD COMMENT.

UM, SO THE, THE WAY I MADE A NOTE OF THIS, MAKE SURE I I DID THIS THE RIGHT WAY BASED UPON YOUR COMMENTS, IS THAT WE WOULD GO FORWARD WITH, UM, FIRST OF ALL FIND THE, THE, THE VERIFY THE THE THREE CUZ I AND I, AND I BELIEVE YOU ON THAT.

CAUSE THAT'S, I HAVE NOT DONE THAT.

BUT ONCE WE VERIFY THAT, WHAT WE WOULD DO IS THEN THE COUNCIL WOULD APPOINT THREE VOTING MEMBERS AND TWO ALTERNATES WHO COULD STEP IN AND VOTE AT, AT A GIVEN POINT IN TIME IF THE THREE VOTING MEMBERS AREN'T THERE.

BUT ALSO BE THERE AND PARTICIPATE IN A, IN AN EX OFFICIO TYPE CAPACITY.

UM, SO, SO THAT THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT.

I THOUGHT I SAW WAS YOUR YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

UH, YEAH, MY QUESTION WAS ABOUT THE REGIONAL AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE.

UM, KIND OF LIKE YOU, I DON'T REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT THE MAKEUP WAS, BUT I DO RECALL SPECIFICALLY THERE WERE, WERE MEMBERS OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN, THERE ARE ON THAT BOARD A NUMBER.

YEAH.

AND SO I, I WONDER HOW WE GO ABOUT MAKING THOSE SELECTIONS.

I WASN'T NEWER THAN ANY SELECTIONS.

THEY MAKE THOSE SELECTIONS.

I SEE.

YEAH.

UH, THE WAY I READ THE BYLAWS, BUT IT'S, BUT I'VE, I'VE SLEPT AND HAD A COUPLE OF WEEKENDS BETWEEN, UH, READING THE BYLAWS IN THERE.

UH, AND, BUT THE WAY I READ THE BYLAWS WAS THAT, UH, EACH JURISDICTION WOULD MAKE THE APPOINTMENTS BASED UPON, UH, WHAT WAS CREATED.

SOME JURISDICTIONS HAVE ONE APPOINTMENT, THE CITY HAD, UH, MULTIPLE APPOINTMENTS.

AND WHAT I'LL DO IS I'LL GO BACK AND, AND VERIFY THAT AND PUT IT ON THE MESSAGE BOARD SO THAT WE WILL KNOW HOW, HOW WE PLAY THIS.

UM, I'VE ALSO BACK DURING THE, DURING THE CAMPAIGN VISITED WITH, UH, MAYBE IT WAS RIGHT AFTER THE CAMPAIGN VISITED WITH THE THEN CHAIR, UH, WHICH WAS, UH, COUNTY ATTORNEY GARZA GARZA, UH, ABOUT HOW SOME OF THAT WORKED.

AND, UM, I, I THINK WE OUGHT TO HAVE ANOTHER VISIT TO GET SOME MORE ADVICE FROM HER ABOUT HOW THAT MIGHT BEST WORK.

AND IN FACT, WHETHER OR NOT YOU NEED TO HAVE THAT MANY PEOPLE OR HAVE, YOU KNOW, DO YOU NEED TO HAVE AN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS, BECAUSE WE WANT IT TO WORK.

AND, AND REALLY IT LOOKED LIKE IT DID GOOD WORK UP UNTIL THE PANDEMIC JUST DID DAMAGE.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THAT OBSERVATION, CUZ IT, I, I DO BELIEVE IT WAS ON ITS WAY TO BE IN MORE OF A FUNCTIONAL BODY, UM, AND REALLY HAVING ROBUST DISCUSSIONS ABOUT, I MEAN, THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF US HAVING DISCUSSIONS ABOUT LOSING OUR WORKFORCE TO BUDDA AND I MEAN, HAYES COUNTY, BASTROP COUNTY, YOU KNOW, AND SO WE HAD JUST STARTED TO TOUCH ON THOSE CONVERSATIONS THAT FEBRUARY AND THEN EVERYBODY WAS GONE IN MARCH.

SO I APPRECIATE BRINGING IT BACK.

THAT'S THE BESTS, THE WAY IT LOOKED.

MM-HMM.

TO, TO ME FROM JUST LOOKING BACK AT IT, THANK COUNCILMAN RYAN AL ALTER.

YEAH, I I JUST TOOK A LOOK.

IT IS THREE APPOINTMENTS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL, SO IT SOUNDS LIKE SIMILAR SITUATION IS AIS S D WHERE POTENTIAL THREE OF US ARE VOTING MEMBERS OR OFFICIAL MEMBERS, AND THE OTHER TWO ARE ALTERNATES.

BUT I'M SURE WE CAN FIGURE THAT OUT.

GOOD.

UM, YEAH, WE, WE, SO WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO TRY TO FIGURE SOMETHING OUT ON THAT REGARD AS WELL.

UM, ANYTHING ELSE THAT ANYBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT ON THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES? SUGGESTIONS? LET ME WALK THROUGH THIS, UH, REAL QUICKLY TO SEE IF I'VE GOT EVERYBODY'S NOTES.

UH,

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THE FIRST NOTES I HAVE, UH, REALLY ARE WITH CAPITAL AREA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENTS.

AND MY NOTES ARE THAT, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY, BY VIRTUE OF HER SERVICE ON THAT, INCLUDING I THINK THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE HAS HER SERVING ON VERY, AT LEAST TWO ADVISORY COMMITTEES AS PART OF ALL THAT.

UH, MY NEXT NOTES ARE WITH REGARD TO CAPITAL METRO AND THE, THE NOTE IS THAT COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, HARPER MADISON WOULD REQUEST TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ON CAP METRO IF THERE'S AN OPENING, IS THE WAY I, I WROTE THAT DOWN ON THE JOINT COMMITTEE WITH, UH, CITY OF AUSTIN, A I S D AND TRAVIS COUNTY, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER RYAN AL ALTER HAS INDICATED AN INTEREST IN BEING ON THAT.

UH, WE ARE GOING TO, UH, VERIFY THE NUMBER OF VOTING MEMBERS, ALTHOUGH I, I, I TRUST THAT'S THREE.

AND WHAT WE WOULD DO IS WE WOULD NEED TO, UH, DECIDE WHO THOSE THREE ARE AND THEN TWO ALTERNATES SLASH EX OFFICIO MEMBERS WOULD BE PART OF THAT.

THE NEXT NOTE THAT I HAVE IS RELATED TO REGIONAL AFFORDABILITY, AND THAT IS THE NOTE I HAVE IS THAT COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF THAT, THAT I ALSO IS SUBJECT TO, UH, HOW MANY VOTING MEMBERS THERE ARE.

AND, AND I, I BELIEVE IT'S THREE, DOES THE CITY CLERK KNOW? AND I THINK I KNOW THE ANSWER THAT SHE DOES KNOW.

GOOD MORNING.

GOOD MORNING.

SO THERE IS A SPREADSHEET THAT THE MAYOR POSTED ONLINE.

IT LOOKS LIKE THIS.

IT HAS, UM, THE, IT ALREADY HAS THE AUTHOR AUTHORIZING, SORRY, THE, UH, AUTHORITY, UM, OF HOW MANY MEMBERS SHOULD BE APPOINTED TO EACH.

SO FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN, A I S D BOARD, IT IS THREE THAT IS CONFIRMED.

UM, WHAT IS THE OTHER ONE YOU WERE? REGIONAL AFFORDABILITY, IF I CAN FIND IT THAT SELECT.

OKAY.

SO THE COMMITTEE CREATED, UH, STATES EACH ENTITY REPRESENTED ON THE COMMITTEE MAY SELECT APPOINTEES BY FORMAL ACTION OF THE RESPECTIVE BODIES.

SO THERE WERE TWO TWO, WE HAD, OH NO THREE.

CAN'T WE? YES.

SO THERE ARE THREE.

SO ON.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT.

SO ON, ON THE, THE JOINT COMMITTEE WITH THE JURISDICTIONS AND THE REGIONAL AFFORDABILITY, IN BOTH INSTANCES WE WOULD NEED TO MAKE THREE APPOINTMENTS WHERE WE WOULD HAVE TWO THAT ARE ALTERNATES SLASH EX OFFICIO.

SO GIVE SOME THOUGHT TO THAT AND UM, HOW, YOU KNOW, HOW WE WANT TO GO ABOUT DOING THAT.

AND WE'LL, I'LL, UM, BY THE WAY, I'LL POST WHAT THE CLERK JUST TOLD US ON THE MESSAGE BOARD SO THAT YOU'LL HAVE THAT INFORMATION AS WELL.

UM, CUZ I'D FORGOTTEN THAT IT WAS ALREADY ON THERE.

UM, SO THAT'S THE CHANGE, THAT'S THE PROPOSAL.

AND THOSE ARE ALL THE PROPOSED QUESTIONS OR CHANGES.

YEAH, I'M SORRY, COUNCIL MEMBER.

YEAH.

YEAH, I HAVE ONE MORE.

UM, I, I JUST WANNA KNOW IF IT WAS POSSIBLE IF I COULD BE ON THE, ON THE VISIT AUSTIN, UH, AS THE MEMBER WHO REPRESENTS DOWNTOWN AND HAS A MAJOR SHARE OF, OF AUSTIN'S TOURISM INDUSTRY AND IN THEIR DISTRICT.

OKAY.

SO ON VISIT AUSTIN, UH, WE HAVE, UH, CURRENTLY MAYOR PRO TIM ELLIS AND, AND MAYOR WATSON AND COUNCIL MEMBER CADRE HAS ALSO INDICATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO BE ON THAT.

SO I'LL MAKE SURE THAT'S PART OF THE MESSAGE BOARD RESPONSE AND WE'LL, WE'LL FIGURE THAT OUT.

COOL.

THANK YOU.

GOOD, THAT'S GOOD DISCUSSION.

ANYTHING ELSE THAT ANYBODY WANTS TO BRING UP ON THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES? OKAY, SO WHAT I'M GONNA DO IS I'LL PUT UP ON THE MESSAGE BOARD THIS INFORMATION, GIVE ME A LITTLE TIME TO GET THAT DONE, BUT THEN ON THURSDAY WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO, UH, PARK IT OR DRIVE IT AS THEY SAY IN THE MOBILITY WORLD.

AND, UM, WE'LL, WE'LL FIGURE OUT HOW, HOW BEST TO GO ABOUT THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

AND IF ANYBODY HAS ANYTHING THAT YOU, YOU GET OUTTA HERE AND YOU THINK, I WISH I'D HAVE SAID, GO TO THE MESSAGE BOARD AND PUT IT UP ON THE MESSAGE BOARD, UM, SO THAT WE CAN, WE CAN LOOK AT THAT.

OKAY.

ANYTHING ELSE ON THE

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COUNCIL DISCUSSION RELATED TO INTERGOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES AND COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS? YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER RYAN ALTER.

I GUESS I JUST HAVE A, A MECHANICS QUESTION.

SO WHEN WE GET TO THURSDAY, WILL WE HAVE AT THAT POINT SOME DECIDED LIST BASED ON OUR DISCUSSION, THE MESSAGE BOARD, AND THEN WE JUST VOTE UP OR DOWN ON THAT? THAT WOULD BE THE HOPE BASED UPON THE PEOPLE GOING TO THE MESSAGE BOARD, UH, SOMEBODY ROLLING OFF, SOMEBODY VOLUNTEERING TO BE AN ALTERNATE, SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE SO THAT WE, WE GET TO THAT POINT.

OKAY.

UM, AND YEAH, THAT WOULD BE THE HOPE, BUT IF WE HAVE TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT IT, WE'LL WE'LL HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT IT.

AND FRANKLY, IF WE HAVE TO DRAW LOTS, WE'LL DRAW LOTS.

AND, AND BY THE WAY, UNLESS SOMEBODY HAS A BETTER IDEA, IF WE GET TO THURSDAY AND WE'VE GOT THIS KIND OF SITUATION, I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE, WE'LL WE'LL DO IS JUST DRAW LOTS AND, AND GO WITH THAT.

BY THE WAY, FOR THOSE THAT MIGHT BE ON SOMETHING WHERE I'M ALSO ON IT AND YOU WORRY ABOUT DRAWING LOTS, DON'T I ALWAYS LOSE AT DRAWING LOTS.

SO JUST, JUST BE, BE HAPPY THAT YOU'RE THERE WITH ME.

UM, ANYTHING ELSE? OKAY, SO, WE'LL THAT'S, UH, THE COUNCIL DISCUSSION.

UH, MEMBERS, IT'S NOW TIME FOR US TO GO INTO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

UH, SO FOR THE PUBLIC, UH, THE CITY COUNCIL OF AUSTIN, TEXAS IS NOW GOING TO GO INTO A CLOSED SE SESSION TO TAKE UP ONE ITEM PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 5 51 0.07, ONE OF THE GOVERNMENT CODE, THE CITY COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS LEGAL ISSUES RELATED