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HI, THIS IS SUSAN SUMMERS.

I'M THE, UH, GUEST ACTING CHAIR OF THE, UM, URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

IT'S

[CALL TO ORDER]

TUESDAY, MARCH 7TH AT 5:08 PM AND I'M GONNA CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

UM, SO OUR FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA, UM, WOULD BE, UH, GENERAL PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.

IS THERE ANYONE HERE TO HEAR, SPEAK IN A GENERAL ITEM? NOT ON THE, UM, I KNOW THERE MAY BE SOME SPEAKERS FOR AGENDA ITEMS COMING UP, BUT ANYONE FOR HERE, FOR GENERAL, UH, PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.

WE'LL JUST DO TOM PARKER.

OKAY.

SPEAK ABOUT PT.

SO, UH, I THINK WE'LL TAKE THOSE WITH THE, UM, WITH THE P T M D ITEM, IDEALLY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

ANYONE ON A GENERAL ITEM? NOT ON THE AGENDA, NO.

OKAY.

GREAT.

ALL RIGHT.

SO,

[1. Approve the minutes of the Urban Transportation Commission REGULAR MEETING on January 10, 2022.]

UM, THE NEXT ITEM WILL BE OUR APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

SO EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THE MINUTES, UM, FROM OUR LAST MEETING ON FEBRUARY 7TH, IF YOU COULD REVIEW THOSE, UM, AND WE WILL APPROVE THOSE MINUTES.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? ALL MOTION? OKAY.

WHO WAS THAT? SORRY? WAYNE SMITH.

HI, WAYNE.

WELCOME.

YOU'RE NEW .

UM, WELCOME.

WELCOME TO OUR BODY.

THIS IS YOUR, IS THIS YOUR SECOND MEETING? UH, THIRD.

THIRD, UH, VIRTUAL IS DIFFICULT FOR ME.

WELL, WELCOME WAYNE, AND THANK YOU FOR THE MOTION.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? SECOND.

SECOND BY RUBEN.

LET'S TAKE A VOTE ON THAT.

ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE MINUTES.

AND IT LOOKS LIKE THAT IS UNANIMOUS WITH EVERYONE ONLINE AND IN PERSON.

ANY NAYS? JUST CHECK ON THAT.

NO.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THAT

[2. Discussion and possible action on Proposed South Congress Parking Management and Transportation District Presenter: Joseph Al- Hajeri, Austin Transportation Department]

BRINGS US TO OUR FIRST AGENDA ITEM, WHICH IS THE, UH, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE PROPOSED SOUTH CONGRESS PARKING MANAGEMENT AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT.

I THINK WE PROBABLY HAVE SOME PRESENTERS ON THAT ITEM FOR US.

IF YOU COULD COME UP, PLEASE, WE'LL HAVE TOM PARKER COME FIRST AND GIVE HIM HIS, IS THAT OUR PUBLIC, UH, PUBLIC COMMUNICATOR? YES.

AWESOME.

.

SURE.

TURN IT ON.

COME ON.

HI, I'M TOM PARKER, UH, SIX 15 WEST GIBSON, UH, PRESIDENT OF THE GOLDEN CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

UH, I JUST CAME TO OFFER, UH, THE, UH, ASSOCIATION'S SUPPORT FOR THE SOUTH CONGRESS, UH, P T M D.

WE'VE HAD SEVERAL MEETINGS OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS WORKING WITH STAFF, AND I WANT TO REACH OUT AND LET STAFF KNOW THAT WE APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT THEY'VE DONE.

OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS A BIG CHANGE FOR MANY, MANY OF OUR RESIDENTS, AND THEY'RE EXPRESSED A NUMBER OF CONCERNS, WHICH WE'VE TRIED TO ADDRESS AND, UH, HAVE SOME, UH, UH, IDEAS TO WORK WITH.

AS THE, UH, UH, PTMD IS ESTABLISHED AND AN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE IS, UH, FORMED, UH, WE'D LIKE TO BE INVOLVED WITH THAT PROCESS AND, UH, HAVE SOME GREAT THOUGHTS ABOUT, UH, HOW THAT, UH, REPRESENTATIVE BODY WILL WORK, UH, IN OUR FAVOR.

SO, UH, THAT'S ALL I REALLY HAVE TO SAY, BUT THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HAVING ME.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY, UH, FROM OUR COMMISSION, HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT THEY MIGHT WANNA ASK? I KNOW WE'RE ABOUT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE, THE PROPOSAL.

OKAY.

THANK, THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT.

ALL RIGHT.

HELLO, COMMISSIONERS.

UH, I'M JASON REDFORD.

I'M WITH THE, UH, PARKING ENTERPRISE PARKING ENTERPRISE MANAGER, AND WE'VE GOT A, UH, UM, A CREW OF TALENTED PEOPLE HERE WITH US TODAY.

UM, I'LL INTRODUCE TO MY LEFT IS, UH, JOSEPH O'HARE.

HE IS OUR PROGRAM MANAGER OVER THE SHARED DEMAND MANAGEMENT, UH, PORTFOLIO OF THE PARKING ENTERPRISE.

UM, AND HE'S GOT THE MOST INFORMATION AND, AND HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS PROCESS FOR, FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

UM, TO MY, UH, RIGHT IS RYAN ROYAL, UH, MY PARKING GURU, AND HE, HE KNOWS PARKING REGULATIONS AND HE'LL HELP US THROUGH TECHNICAL QUESTIONS IF ANY TECHNICAL QUESTIONS COME UP.

AND THEN, UH, LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS ANTHONY SAGURA.

HE IS THE, UH, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

HE'S MY BOSS.

AND SO HE'S THE PERSON THAT YOU'LL LODGE COMPLAINTS WITH IF, UH, IF YOU NEED TO.

BUT, UM, SO YEAH.

SO WE'RE HERE TODAY TO TALK ABOUT A A P T M D.

UH, JUST AS A LITTLE PRIMER, UM, PARKING TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT DISTRICT IS A, A MECHANISM WHERE THE CITY CAN SET ASIDE REVENUES, PARKING REVENUES EARNED AT THE, AT THE METER.

UM, AND THEN WE TAKE THOSE FUNDS AND WE PUT THEM INTO AN, A CAPITAL ASSET FUND SO THAT WE CAN,

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UH, END UP FUNDING LIKE, UM, TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS OF SOME SORT, YOU KNOW, TRAIL LIGHTING, SIDEWALKS, UH, UH, BUR BULB, BULB OUTS, UH, UH, CURBS, UH, INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS, A ANYTHING TRANSPORTATION RELATED THAT WILL HELP FACILITATE THE MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY WITHIN A GEOGRAPHIC AREA THOSE FUNDS CAN, CAN TAKE CARE OF.

SO, UM, I'LL LET, UH, JOSEPH JUMP INTO THE PRESENTATION, AND THEN WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT HOW THAT REVENUE SPLIT HAPPENS, UM, AND THEN JUST KIND OF TALK ABOUT THE PROCESS AND THE DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDER INTERACTIONS THAT WE'VE HAD.

SO I'LL SEND IT OVER TO JOSEPH.

AWESOME, THANK YOU, JASON.

UM, AGAIN, JOSEPH HOREY, AWESOME TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM MANAGER.

UM, THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS FOR THE TIME.

UM, IF YOU WANNA GO AHEAD AND GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, WE'LL CONTINUE TO GO.

NEXT SLIDE.

OUR BEAUTIFUL FACES THERE.

NEXT SLIDE.

ALL RIGHT, WE'LL START HERE.

SO, UM, JUST KIND OF WANTED TO GIVE SOME, YOU KNOW, LEVEL SETTING HERE AS FAR AS YOU KNOW, THE CITY OF AUSTIN, SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE.

UM, I WAS BORN AND RAISED HERE IN AUSTIN, ACTUALLY OFF JUST SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE, SOUTH OF BEND WHITE.

UM, SO THIS IS SOMETHING NEAR AND DEAR TO ME AS I'VE, I'VE WORKED WITH THIS COMMUNITY, UM, JUST A COUPLE DIFFERENT VARYING PICTURES OF OUR SKYLINE OVER TIME, AND THAT'S MY SON THERE, GIVEN A PRESENTATION ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT.

UH, HE WENT TO ST.

IGNATIUS MORTAR CATHOLIC SCHOOL, WHICH IS JUST UP THE STREET ON CONGRESS AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SO, UH, WANTED TO KIND OF JUST TALK ABOUT SOME HISTORY HERE.

THIS IS, YOU KNOW, OF COURSE WE TALK ABOUT 1998.

IT'S A WHILE AGO, BUT, UM, THIS IS THE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT WE'VE DONE, UM, IN THIS AREA.

SO IN, IN 1998, THERE WAS A SOUTH CONGRESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT THAT WAS APPROVED, UM, THAT WAS TO, TO DO SOME REMEDY AS FAR AS, UH, TRANSPORTATION, UM, INFRASTRUCTURE ALONG SOUTH CONGRESS TO IMPROVE SAFETY.

UM, ULTIMATELY THAT KIND OF FIZZLED OUT OVER TIME, AS, AS THE WORKING GROUPS DIDN'T REALLY COME TO AN AGREEMENT ON THOSE, UH, IMPROVEMENTS TO BE DONE.

UM, THAT WAS PICKED UP BACK IN 2009, UM, WHEN AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT THREW IN SOME OF BOND DOLLARS AND, AND OTHER, UH, FUNDS TO FINISH OUT THAT, THAT, UH, PROJECT.

UM, AND THAT'S WHEN THE BACKEND ANGLED PARKING WAS INSTALLED ON SOUTH CONGRESS, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE OTHER SAFETY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS THAT ALLOWED FOR PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS AND THINGS IN THAT MATTER.

UM, AT THAT TIME, UM, WE, WE STARTED WORKING WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AS FAR AS PARKING AND PARKING MITIGATION.

IN 2011, A PARKING BENEFIT DISTRICT, UH, PROPOSAL WAS PUT IN PLACE, UH, FOR THE COMMUNITY.

WE WORKED WITH MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDER GROUPS, THE NEIGHBORHOODS, TO GET THAT COMPLETED.

ULTIMATELY, AT THE END, WE COULDN'T COME TO AGREEMENTS ON, ON THOSE, UM, UM, YOU KNOW, IMPROVEMENTS IN, IN, IN THE IDEA OF A PARKING BENEFIT DISTRICT AT THAT TIME.

UM, SO IT WAS PUT ON HOLD.

AND THEN 2015, IT WAS REVISITED AGAIN.

UM, AT, AT THAT TIME WE WERE TRYING TO, UM, REALLY FOCUS ON THE R P PROGRAM AND, AND REVAMP THAT, UM, AS WELL AS BRING IN BETTER PARKING MANAGEMENT TO THE DISTRICT.

OF COURSE, THOSE ALSO FIZZLED OUT AT THAT TIME.

UM, AND THEN SOUTH CONGRESS, YOU KNOW, UH, IN 2019, WE, UM, WORKED WITH THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALLIANCE AND, AND HIRED NELSON NIGAR, WHICH IS A NATIONAL CONSULTANT FOR PARKING.

UM, THEY DID A, A VERY GOOD PARKING, STRAT PARKING STUDY, AND THAT RESULTED IN A PARKING STRATEGY, UM, AND SOUTH CONGRESS, UM, THAT HAPPENED, UM, AND WAS COMPLETED RIGHT BEFORE WE WOULD DO THE PANDEMIC.

UM, SO WE PUT OFF THAT ON SHELF AND, AND PUT ON HOLD, OF COURSE, UNTIL WE, YOU KNOW, REALLY CAME OUT OF THAT TO TALK TO THE, TO THE DISTRICT AGAIN.

UM, THAT'S WHEN WE, WE, UH, RE-APPROACHED THE DISTRICT BACK IN TW UM, 2021.

STARTED WORKING THROUGH THAT PROCESS, UNDERSTANDING THE LIMITATIONS, AND AS YOU KNOW, THE BUSINESS DISTRICT STARTED TO, UM, REVITALIZE AND GET MORE BUSINESS AND, AND GET BACK UP TO PREEM, UH, PRE PANDEMIC LEVELS.

UM, AND THAT'S WHEN WE STARTED THAT PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, UH, WHAT IS THE SOUTH PARKING, UH, SOUTH CONGRESS PARKING STRATEGY? UM, REALLY WHAT IT FOCUSED ON IS IN REALLY TRYING TO DEFINE THE ROLE OF THE CURB IN THIS AREA, TO UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGES.

UM, SO THE, THE OUTCOME OF THOSE WERE IMPLEMENT PAID PARKING, UM, CONSISTENT PAID PARKING OR PARKING ENFORCEMENT, I'M SORRY, STREAMLINED AND MODERNIZED TO RPP PROGRAM, UH, AFFORDABLE OFF STREETE PARKING OPTIONS, USER-FRIENDLY AND EQUITABLE CURB MANAGEMENT OPTIONS, ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE MULTIMODAL OPTIONS, AND ADAPTABLE WITH FOCUS ON COMMUNITY INPUT.

NEXT SLIDE.

SORRY, I'M GOING AT THE SAME TIME OVER HERE.

OH, MY, UM, A PART OF THE FEEDBACK PRO PROCESS THROUGH THE STRATEGY.

UM, WE, WE MET WITH STAKEHOLDERS IN MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF MEETINGS, AS WELL AS, UH, COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS WALKED AREA.

UM, OUT OF THOSE PUBLIC OUTREACH MEETINGS, WE GOT SOME TAKEAWAYS, OF COURSE, THAT THEY, OBVIOUSLY WE NEEDED A MORE SYSTEMATIC AND HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PARK AND MANAGEMENT IN THE AREA.

UM, EMPLOYEES AND VISITORS AND RESIDENTS REALLY WERE JUST COMPETING FOR THE SAME SPACE, AND IT WAS CAUSING, UM, ISSUES AND, AND ARGUMENTS AND FIGHTS.

AND, UM, ALMOST HALF OF THE, THE PEOPLE TRAVELING SOUTH CONGRESS PROVIDED BY SOME OTHER MODE, UM, REALLY TYPICALLY DRIVING ALONE.

UM, AND RESIDENTS HAVE THE LOWEST OPINION ABOUT THE PARKING EXPERIENCE.

UM, AND THEY LIVE RIGHT

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THERE.

SO HERE'S THE, SOME OF THE, UM, UH, PARKING AND AND MOBILITY CHALLENGE IDENTIFIED UNDER THAT STUDY.

UH, AS WELL AS, JUST FOR CONTEXT, YOU KNOW, OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS, SOME OF THESE SAME, UM, PARKING MOBILITY CHALLENGE WERE IDENTIFIED IN MULTIPLE WORKING GROUPS.

UM, TWO-THIRDS OF THE TOTAL PARKING SPACES ARE UNREGULATED, UM, 85 TO 90%, UH, AVERAGE OCCUPANCY ALONG THE AVENUE.

WE, WE HAVE SOME TWO HOUR LIMITED, UM, PARKING ZONES IN THERE, BUT THEY'RE VERY INCONSISTENT.

UM, R PPP RESTRICTIONS ARE VERY CONFUSING.

THERE WAS 13 DIFFERENT TIME ZONES INITIATED, UM, WITHIN THE AREA.

UM, EMPLOYEES HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING PARKING IF, OF COURSE IS, IF IT IS A BIG ONE.

UM, THEY HAVE VERY UNAPPROVED ALLEYS THAT ARE NOT SUITED FOR COMMERCIAL LOADING.

SO A LOT OF COMMERCIAL LOADING HAPPENS ALONG SIDE STREETS OR ALONG CONGRESS.

UM, AND OF COURSE, LACK OF SIDEWALKS FOR PEDESTRIAN ACCESS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO WHAT IS A P T M D? UM, A P PTMD IS DEFINED, UH, GEOGRAPHIC, UH, I'M SORRY, DEFINED GEOGRAPHIC AREA THAT MAY INCLUDE A MIX OF RETAIL, ENTERTAINMENT, COMMERCIAL, MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL, CIVIC AND RESIDENTIAL USES THAT REQUIRES A HIGHER AND MORE COORDINATED LEVEL OF MOBILITY.

AND PARKING MANAGEMENT REALLY IS JUST A FOCUS ON, UM, PARKING MANAGEMENT IN A HOLISTIC WAY THAT FOCUSES ON THE DISTRICT AND THE SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES OF THAT AREA.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START A PTMD? FIRST OF ALL? UH, MINIMUM 100 ON STREET OR 200 PUBLIC OFF STREET BASIS.

UM, WE USE, UM, UH, UH, PAID PARKING AS THE MAIN MOBILITY TOOL AS BASICALLY THE BASE LAYER AS WE START TO ADD ON RESTRICTIONS.

UM, AND THEN 51% OF, OF, OF THE REVENUES THAT ARE CREATED IN THE DISTRICT, UM, LESS CITY EXPENSES COME BACK TO THE DISTRICT TO ABUSE FOR, UH, IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, COMMUNITY, AND ALSO TRANSPORTATION, A ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

SO, UM, JUST LIKE TOM HAS SPOKE TO BEFORE, UH, ONCE WE GET THIS ADOPTED, WE WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE THAT CONTINUES TO PROCESS YEAR AND YEAR OUT.

NEXT SLIDE.

THESE ARE THE CURRENT, UM, DISTRICTS THAT WE HAVE, UM, IN THE CITY THAT WE'VE ADOPTED.

WE HAVE FOUR OF 'EM.

WE HAVE WEST CAMPUS, EAST AUSTIN, AUSTIN, MUELLER, AND THE COLORADO RIVER AREA.

UM, THOSE ARE THE MOUNTS THAT YOU SEE CURRENTLY THAT HAVE, ARE AVAILABLE FOR FUNDS, UM, FOR THE USE FOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

PENTON CENTRAL PROJECTS THAT CAN BE USED FOR THE FUNDS.

UM, BIKE LANES, UH, MISSING SIDEWALK, INFRASTRUCTURE, UH, WAYFINDING, UM, SAFETY FEATURES, YOU KNOW, UH, BIKE LANES, P UM, PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES.

AND I THINK THAT REALLY WHAT WE WANNA FOCUS ON IS THAT THESE, THESE DOLLARS THAT ARE BEING CREATED IN THE DISTRICT ARE BEING PUT BACK INTO ACTION IN THE DISTRICT.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, I'M GONNA MAKE A ADJUSTMENT TO THIS ONE CUZ I WAS SUPPOSED TO COME LAST MONTH.

UNFORTUNATELY, I HAD ANOTHER ENGAGEMENT THAT PREVENTED ME.

UM, SO THIS REALLY SHOULD POINT TO THE, UM, FINAL APPLICATION PRESENTED AT UTC.

UM, WE'VE MADE SOME, SOME NICE STRIDES IN THAT PROCESS.

AND WE ARE NOW READY, UM, TO PRESENT TO Y'ALL, OF COURSE, AS PART OF, UH, THE REQUIREMENT UNDER 12 DASH SEVEN.

EXCELLENT.

UM, JUST WANTED TO ADD SOME OTHER POLICY SUPPORT CONTEXT FOR, UM, WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE.

UM, AS FAR AS THE AS AND PGOS, OF COURSE, WE HAVE A BIG CITYWIDE GOAL OF MEETING A 50 50 VOTE SPLIT BY 2039, BUT ALSO WANTED TO CALL OUT SOME OF THE PARKING POLICY ACTIONS THAT WE PUT IN THE AS AND P.

SO EFFICIENT USE OF EXISTING PARKING SUPPLY, RIGHT SIZE, FUTURE PARKING SUPPLY TO ENCOURAGE SUSTAINABLE TRIP OPTIONS AND COORDINATE ON STREETE PARKING WITH CURB MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR FLEXIBLE AND ADAPTABLE ADAPTABILITY WITH FUTURE PARKING AND MOBILITY TECHNOLOGY.

AND I'LL, I'LL POINT TO THOSE TWO AS WE GO ALONG SOME OF THE INITIATIVES THAT WE'RE DOING.

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SO, UM, WHAT OUR MAIN FOCUS FOR THIS DISTRICT AND FOR ALL DISTRICTS REALLY, IS PARKING MANAGEMENT, PARKING REGULATIONS, BALANCED OPTIONS.

WE FOCUS ON THAT AS, AS A WAY TO ORGANIZE OUR POLICY STRUCTURE IN ORDER FOR US TO ACHIEVE A, A, A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PARKING MANAGEMENT.

AND EACH DISTRICT, EACH DISTRICT IS COMPRISED OF, UM, OF, UH, WORKING GROUP AS WELL AS ADVISORY COMMITTEES, UH, FOR THIS SOUTH CONGRESS, UM, PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT DISTRICT.

WE, UH, WORKED WITH THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT, UM, SOUTH CONGRESS PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, UH, THE SOUTH CONGRESS MERCHANT ASSOCIATION, THE BOWLING CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, AND SOUTH RIVER CITY CITIZENS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

UM, WE FOCUSED ON THAT TOP STRATEGY, WHICH WAS TO CREATE A A P T M D, UM, WHICH WAS LISTED IN THE, THE PARKING STRATEGY.

UM, AND PROPOSED TO ATD TO INITIATE PROCESS, TO ADOPT DIMENSION.

BEFORE THAT, WE WERE, UH, ROLLING THROUGH THAT PROCESS IN 2020 BEFORE THE PANDEMIC.

UM, A PART OF THE PROCESS TO START INITIATE A PTMD IS WE HAVE TO HAVE A KICKOFF MEETING.

UM, SO THE INITIAL KICKOFF MEETING TO START THIS PROCESS WAS ACTUALLY JULY 13TH, 2022.

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I JUST WANTED TO, TO TALK ABOUT WHERE WE, UM, STARTED AND, AND WHERE WE'VE BEEN.

WE'VE DONE A, A, A GOOD NUMBER OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT, UH, MEETINGS.

WE HAVE PTMD ADVISORY TEAM, UH, MEETINGS WHERE WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE APPLICATION TO FORM A PTMD, THE

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ELEMENTS OF THOSE AND THE MOBILITY TOOLS THAT WE'D BE USING IN EACH, IN THE DISTRICT.

UM, WE CREATED A, UH, UH, A DIGITAL MAP THAT THE, THE STAKEHOLDERS WERE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH YOUTH TO UNDERSTAND WHERE PARKING WOULD GO, UH, GET FEEDBACK ON THAT AND ADD IT TO THE APPLICATION THAT WE'LL BE BRINGING TO COUNCIL.

UM, WE ALSO WENT TO, UH, FOLLOW THE GENERAL ASSOCIATION, THE, UH, I'M SORRY, THE BO THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION'S PROCESS FOR, UM, GETTING SUPPORT.

UM, SO WE, UH, WENT THROUGH, UH, WORKING GROUP MEETINGS, WENT THROUGH THEIR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS, UM, WITH THE RECOMMENDATION, WENT TO THEIR GENERAL ASSOCIATION MEETINGS FOR A VOTE.

UM, THEY RECENTLY JUST DID THAT.

UM, IT ISN'T LISTED ON HERE, CAUSE AGAIN, THIS PRESENTATION HAS BEEN UPDATED, BUT, UH, THAT HAPPENED, UH, JUST RECENTLY.

THAT WAS DONE ON FEBRUARY 24TH.

UM, AND I ADDED IN SOME LATE BACKUP.

UM, UM, CHRIS WAS ABLE TO ADD IT, WHICH SHOWS SUPPORT LETTERS FROM THE BOULDER NEIGHBORHOOD, UH, ASSOCIATION, AS WELL AS BOTH THE PI AND THE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION.

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SO WHAT IS THE, THE DISTRICT BOUNDARY FOR THIS? PTM D UM, WE'RE LOOKING AT IS RIVERSIDE DRIVE TO THE NORTH OLD TORQUE TO SOUTH TRAVIS HEIGHTS BOULEVARD TO THE EAST AND UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD, WHICH IS JUST, UM, EAST OF LAMAR AS THE BOUNDARIES.

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THE PARKING STRATEGY.

UM, THIS, THIS MAP IS REPRESENTED.

THIS MAKE A ONE CAVEAT, THIS MAP, THIS IS A GENERALIZATION, RIGHT? SO THIS IS JUST SHOWING WHERE WE'RE LOOKING AT WHERE HYBRID PARKING ZONES WOULD GO AND WHERE MAIN PAID PARKING ZONES.

OF COURSE, WE UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, THERE'S GONNA BE COMMERCIAL ZONES PICK UP AND DROPOFF ZONES THAT ARE, THAT HAVE PUT IN THERE.

UM, BUT THIS IS JUST A WAY FOR US TO SHOW WHERE OUR, OUR STRATEGY STARTS TO BEGIN AS WE'VE WORKED THROUGH THOSE GRANULAR PIECES WITH THE WORKING GROUP TO FINALIZE.

SO CURRENT R P PARKING RESTRICTION TIMES IN THIS IMMEDIATE AREA WILL BE CONSOLIDATED INTO ONE CONSISTENT TIMEFRAME.

THAT'S THE FIRST ONE.

SO RIGHT NOW WE HAVE 13 DIFFERENT ONES OUT THERE.

THEY'LL BE MOVED TO A CONSISTENT TIMEFRAME THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHEN AND, AND, UM, WHEN PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY USE THOSE AND WHEN THEY CAN'T.

UM, WE'RE TAKING A HYBRID APPROACH.

THIS HYBRID APPROACH REALLY ALLOWS US TO, OR WHAT OTHER CITIES MAY CALL THEM, OR FLEX ZONES.

UM, WHAT THAT FOCUSES ON IS LAYERING DIFFERENT RESTRICTIONS BASED OFF OF THE NEED IN THOSE AREAS.

SO WE START OFF WITH A BASE OF PAID PARKING AND THEN ADD IN, UM, ADD THE NECESSARY ACCESSES THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR THAT AREA.

SO IT COULD BE R PPP, IT COULD BE AN EMPLOYEE, UM, UH, PERMIT.

IT COULD BE COMMERCIAL ZONE, IT COULD BE A LOT OF OTHER THINGS.

UM, AND COURSE WHERE WE FOCUS ON COMMERCIAL DELIVERY ZONES, AS YOU KNOW, OF COURSE, AS BEING ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES IN THE AREA.

AND, AND ADDING THOSE, UH, IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.

AND THEN WORKING FOR PICKUP AND DROP OFF ZONES WITH THE TNC COMPANIES.

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SO, UM, I WANNA, UM, THIS IS, THIS IS A PERFORMER.

THIS IS, AGAIN, WE'VE UPDATED THIS, SO THERE'S SOME CHANGE TO THIS.

THAT NUMBER AT THE BOTTOM YOU SEE AT, AT 51% FROM NET, UM, IS ACTUALLY A LOT HIGHER THAN THAT NUMBER.

UM, SO ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS THAT WE'VE HEARD FROM FEEDBACK IS THAT, UH, WE'D LIKE TO GO FULLY DIGITAL IN THIS AREA FIRST, AS, A'S SNOW PARKING METER INFRASTRUCTURE.

UM, THAT REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF DEBT, UH, FOR THOSE ACTUAL PHYSICAL METERS THAT WE PUT OUT THERE, UM, WHICH IS ONE OF THE LARGEST COSTS THAT WE HAVE FOR A LOT OF THE OTHER MDS.

UM, REMOVING ALL THAT, UM, IN, IN REDOING THIS, YOU'RE LOOKING AT ABOUT 1.5 MILLION AT 51 POINT PERCENT.

UM, THE WAY THAT WE GET TO THAT, UM, IS WE ONLY USE A 30% OCCUPANCY FOR THE PAID TO PARK REVENUE AREA.

SO IF WE, YOU GO BACK TO THAT, THAT, UH, SLIDE FOR THE, THE ZONES WHERE YOU SAW HYBRID ZONES AND THE GREEN ZONES, UH, FOR PAID PARKING.

UM, THE HYBRID ZONES WE TOOK AT A, ACTUALLY A LOWER RATE.

SO AT 15%, JUST KNOWING THAT THE, UM, YOU KNOW, THE RATE FROM GOING FROM PAID PARKING OR FROM NO, UH, RE UH, REGULATIONS ARE PAID PARKING, TWO PAID PARKING AND MORE DENSE REGULATIONS.

UM, THERE'S GONNA BE THAT SPLIT OF, OF PEOPLE DOING, UH, UH, GETTING TO THAT POINT.

SO WE, WE USUALLY UNDER, YOU KNOW, UM, PERFORM AS FAR AS WHAT REVENUE LOOKS LIKE FOR THAT, FOR THAT FIRST TIME.

UM, WE ALSO ONLY DID A TWO HOUR BASE RATE, SO THIS IS $2 AN HOUR, UM, BUT WE ACTUALLY HAVE A PROGRESSIVE RATE.

SO OF COURSE WE GO $2 AN HOUR FOR THE FIRST TWO HOURS, AND IT GOES $3, 3 54, AND THEN FIVE THE LONGER THAT YOU STAY UP TO A 10 HOUR PERIOD.

UM, SO THAT OBVIOUSLY DOESN'T, IT'S NOT, AND IT IS TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION IN THIS PROFORMA.

UM, AND THEN THE HOURS OF OPERATION THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW ARE 8:00 AM TO 12:00 AM MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, I SHOULD SAY.

NOT FRIDAY.

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SO, UH, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN AND WHERE WE'RE GOING? UH, YOU KNOW, WE'VE, WE DID MOBILITY COMMITTEE, UM, THAT, UH, UTC, UH, 27, OF COURSE IS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR TODAY.

UH, WE'VE ALREADY REVIEWED FOR THE DIRECTOR AND, AND WE'VE WENT TO THE GENERAL ASSOCIATION MEETINGS FOR EACH ONE OF OUR, OUR WORKING GROUPS.

UM, AND WE PLAN TO GO TO CITY COUNCIL THIS THURSDAY, UH, MARCH 9TH, UH, FOR FINAL APPROVAL.

UM, WE'LL

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THEN FOCUS ON CREATING THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, UH, WORKING ON ALL THE REGULATIONS, SIGNS AND, AND NEEDED FOR TO THAT FIRST PHASE OF PARKING.

UM, AND THEN WORK ON A REALLY, UM, FOCUSED PUBLIC NOTIFICATION PROCESS TO ENSURE THAT EDUCATION IS, IS, IS A PRIORITY TO ENSURE THAT THESE NEW FEATURES ARE, ARE, ARE SEEN BY THE, BY THE PUBLIC, AND PEOPLE DON'T GET THE TICKETS AND THINGS LIKE THAT WHEN THEY'RE OUT THERE.

SO TYPICALLY WE DO ABOUT A TWO WEEK, UM, UM, WARNING, UM, CITATIONS FOR, UM, YOU KNOW, JUST TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THEIR RESTRICTIONS ARE IN PLACE.

AND THAT IS IT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PRESENTATION.

UM, I HAVE ABOUT AT LEAST FOUR QUESTIONS, SO I DON'T KNOW, I, I WOULD LIKE TO OPEN UP TO OTHER PEOPLE IF THEY HAVE QUESTIONS FIRST, BUT, UM, FOR THE PRESENTERS, CAN I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS? SURE.

UM, I'M CURIOUS WHY WE EVEN ALLOW RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS TO EXIST.

UM, I FEEL LIKE IT'S A PRIORITIZATION OF PUBLIC LAND, SO PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN HOMES IN THAT AREA KNOW EXACTLY HOW MUCH PARKING THERE IS, AND THEY'RE OPTING TO BUY CARS THAT THEY CAN'T PARK ON THEIR OWN HA IN THEIR OWN PARKING SPACE SPACES.

EXCUSE ME.

UM, I ALSO DON'T KNOW WHY WE ARE NOT CHARGING THE RESIDENTS EXTRA FOR HAVING ACCESS TO THAT PARKING AREA INSTEAD OF LETTING PEOPLE WHO USE THAT PARKING SPACE LIKE LESS FREQUENTLY BE CHARGED LESS.

UM, AND I'M ALSO CURIOUS HOW MUCH IT COSTS TO BE ABLE TO GET A PARKING PERMIT FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

YEAH.

GREAT.

GREAT QUESTIONS.

UH, COMMISSIONER.

SO I, I, I THINK THAT OVERALL, YOU KNOW, THE RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING PROGRAM IS FOCUSED ON OUR QUALITY, VOLUME, UH, ISSUES.

UM, AND WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, APPLICATION PROCESSES THAT GO THROUGH.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S SOME, YOU KNOW, CONTROVERSY ON WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD HAVE A, A PERMIT PROGRAM LIKE THIS.

WE HAVE SOME UNIQUE HISTORY HERE IN AUSTIN AS, AS FAR AS, YOU KNOW, WHEN, UM, PARKING REQUIREMENTS WERE REQUIRED FOR HOUSEHOLDS, A LOT OF THESE HOMES, ESPECIALLY IN THESE AREAS THAT WERE BUILT BEFORE 1959, WEREN'T REQUIRED TO BUILD, UH, PARKING ONSITE.

UM, AND IF THEY DID, THEY BUILT, UH, TANDEM PARKING, WHICH OF COURSE IS VERY DIFFICULT SOMETIMES.

UM, SO SOME, SOME, SOMETIMES A LOT OF THESE ISSUES THAT COME UP FOR R P P REALLY CAME DOWN TO QUALITY OF LIFE, WHETHER THEY COULDN'T FIND PARKING ON STREET BECAUSE OF THE, HOW BUSY IT GOT, UM, OR, YOU KNOW, UH, THEY HAD INTERACTIONS WITH PEOPLE BECAUSE OF, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO, TO GET RESPECT AS FAR AS USING THE STREET KNOWING THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE OTHER PEOPLE USING IT.

UM, SO THE PROGRAM SITS FOR THAT.

UH, WE, WE REALIZE THAT THERE DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE SOME CHANGES TO THAT PROGRAM, AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE FOCUSING THAT HERE.

UM, WITH THE FOCUS ON IN THE FUTURE RE REVAMPING THIS PROGRAM AFTER WE REALIZE SOME OF THESE CHANGES HERE IN SOUTH CONGRESS, HOW MUCH IS THAT? UH, AND THE, THE, THE PERMITS, I'LL LET RYAN SPEAK TO THAT.

HOW YOU DOING THE PERMIT? THE PERMITS ARE, IS THE TIER PRICE TIER PRICING SYSTEM.

YOU GET UP TO SIX, THE FIRST ONE BEING $20, SECOND 1 25, THIRD IS 30, THE FOURTH IS 35.

THE FIFTH ONE, OH, I THINK IT'S 65.

AND THE SIXTH ONE IS 70.

IS THAT PER MONTH? IT'S PER YEAR.

AND WE ALSO OFFER A DAY PASSES, WHICH ARE $5 EACH.

THEY'RE MEANT MAINLY MEANT FOR LARGER EVENTS.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH THOSE PERMITS WOULD BE WORTH IF THEY WERE TRADED ON THE OPEN MARKET ? THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

UM, I DO NOT KNOW YOU OUGHT TO DO THAT EXPERIMENT.

I BET THERE'S SOME PEOPLE TESTING THE MARKET .

I BET THERE WERE AT SEVERAL THOUSAND APIECE.

PROB PROBABLY.

SO, UM, A AS FAR AS, UM, SOUTH CONGRESS GOES, WE ARE, UM, WE, WE DO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE EMPTY RACEWAYS SOMETIMES IN NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE THERE'S NOT ENOUGH FRICTION ON THE STREET, THERE'S NOT ENOUGH CARS, UM, PARKED.

AND SO WITH SOCO, WE'RE GOING TO TRY A HYBRID APPROACH TO THE R PPP SYSTEM SO THAT WE CAN, UM, SEE IF WE CAN OPTIMIZE THOSE SPACES FOR POTENTIALLY, UM, EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE, UH, PARKING PROGRAM, UM, AND THEN ALSO, UM, HAVE A PAID COMPONENT TO THOSE, UH, PARKING SPACES AS WELL.

SO WE, WE, WE RECOGNIZE THIS IS AN OLDER PROGRAM.

UH, WE ARE, UH, DEDICATED TO MODERNIZING OUR PARKING SYSTEM.

UM, AND WE KNOW THAT THE, THE, THE RATES AREN'T, UM, UH, IDEAL FOR, FOR PEOPLE WHO, YOU KNOW, DON'T LIVE THERE.

AND SO, UM, WE UNDERSTAND THAT AND WE WILL BE, UM, UH, LATER ON THIS YEAR LOOKING AT A COMPLETE RE MODERNIZATION OF OUR PARKING ORDINANCES.

AND R P P IS ONE OF THOSE PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT AND TAKING, UM, DIFFERENT APPROACH TO THOSE ZONES.

JUST REALLY QUICK FOR CONTEXT, JUST SO YOU KNOW, SO WHAT WE'LL BE DOING IN SOUTH CONGRESS FIRST, SO ALL THE RPP ZONES, WHEN I SAY WILL BE MADE CONSISTENT, UH, THAT CONSISTENCY WILL LOOK LIKE EIGHT THROUGH FRI, UH, MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, EIGHT TO FIVE, UM, THAT ACTUALLY WILL BE OPEN FOR

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EVERYBODY TO PARK THERE.

UM, IF YOU HAVE AN R PPP PERMIT AND YOU LIVE THERE, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO PARK THERE WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY.

BUT IF YOU, YOU'LL BE OPEN TO EVERYBODY NOW, AFTER 5:00 PM UP UNTIL 8:00 AM THE NEXT MORNING, IT'LL BE PERMIT ONLY AND THAT PERMIT WILL BE BE R PPP AS WELL AS SOME, UH, EMPLOYEE PARKING PERMITS THAT WE WOULD ALLOW ON EACH BLOCK.

I JUST FIND IT REALLY WEIRD THAT WE'RE NOT CHARGING MARKET RATE FOR ALL THESE PEOPLE TO BE PARKING ON THE STREETS, LIKE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY LIVE THERE.

YEAH.

COMMISSIONER, I, I, UM, YOU AND I THINK, THINK ALIKE.

UM, HOWEVER, UM, WE ARE AS MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, UM, NOT ABLE TO, TO ALL THE TIME GO AFTER MARKET RATE, WE HAVE TO RECAPTURE THE COST OF US PROVIDING SERVICE.

AND SO THAT IS A, A LIMITATION, UH, IN MUNICIPAL SERVICE AS WELL.

SO I JUST WANNA SAY THAT I HAD A QUESTION IF NO ONE ELSE DID.

GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

UM, I WAS CURIOUS, UM, KIND OF SURROUNDING THE PARKING DISTRICT'S, UM, OH MY GOSH, WHAT DID YOU CALL IT? UM, ADVISORY COMMITTEE, HOW, WHAT KIND OF STRUCTURES BEING PUT IN PLACE TO ENSURE A GOOD REPRESENTATION OF RENTERS? UM, I HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE WITH THE WEST CAMPUS PARKING BENEFIT DISTRICT, AND I KNOW THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF BARRIER TRYING TO KIND OF BREAK INTO THOSE CONVERSATIONS, UM, AS A RENTER.

SO I WAS CURIOUS IF THAT, MAYBE JUST SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT ABOUT HOW, HOW THOSE ARE BEING INCORPORATED.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

YEAH, I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT QUESTION.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT I'VE, I'VE VERY HAVE TAKEN REALLY HARD TO, BECAUSE WHEN I FIRST STARTED HERE, UM, THE WEST CAMPUS PTM, UH, PARKING BENEFIT DISTRICT WAS THE FIRST THING I STARTED WORKING ON.

AND THEN I HELPED ESTABLISH THE OTHER DISTRICTS THAT WE HAVE TODAY.

AND THE MAIN FOCUS WAS TO GET BETTER REPRESENTATION IN THERE AND ACTUALLY SPELL OUT, UH, EXACTLY HOW THESE ADVISORY, UH, COMMITTEES WORK.

UM, SO FOR THE EAST AUSTIN PTMD, WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT.

SO ONCE IT, IT'S ADOPTED, WE WORK TOGETHER AND WE CREATE AN AGREEMENT THAT BETWEEN THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN THAT SPELLS OUT SOME OF THOSE THINGS.

AND, UM, BASICALLY WHAT IT IT COMES DOWN TO IS, YOU KNOW, HOW DO THEY VOTE? YOU KNOW, HOW MEMBER, HOW LONG THEY STAY ON THERE.

UM, YOU KNOW, IF THEY BRING A PROJECT FORWARD, UM, THAT THEY WANT TO, UH, GET FUND, USE IT FROM FOR THE FUNDING FORWARD, DID THEY REACH OUT TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS? THEY GET FEEDBACK.

UM, THEY HAVE TO SHOW ALL THOSE THINGS.

SO IT, IT LAYS THAT OUT IN THE DOCUMENT.

AND ACTUALLY, UM, BOLDON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HAS, UH, PUT TOGETHER A SIMILAR DOCUMENT LIKE THAT.

WE'VE ADDED THE BACKUP FOR THEIR, UM, SUPPORT LETTER THEY'LL BE USING AS A TEMPLATE AS WE START CREATING THEIR, THAT AGREEMENT HERE IN SOUTH CONGRESS.

SO IT'S, IT'S REALLY FOCUSED ON THAT.

SO, UH, WHAT WE'LL DO IS WE'LL HAVE NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATION, UM, FROM EACH NEIGHBORHOOD, UH, ONE FROM, UM, THE MERCHANT ASSOCIATION, FROM THE PIT.

WE'RE GONNA HAVE AN EMPLOYEE, UM, THAT WE HOPE TO GET ONTO THE BOARD AS WELL, UM, AND, AND TRY TO REALLY GET TO BETTER REPRESENTATIONS THAT WE HAVE BETTER FEEDBACK THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

IS THERE ANY KIND OF VERBIAGE IN THERE SPECIFYING, LIKE RENTER SPECIFIC REPRESENTATION RATHER THAN JUST STRICTLY HOMEOWNERS? THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

UM, I, I'M NOT 100% SURE.

UM, I CAN DEFINITELY COME BACK WITH THAT, BUT YES, IF, IF NOT, THEN I WOULD LOVE TO ADD THAT IN THERE.

UM, OTHER QUESTIONS FOR COMMISSIONERS? I, I HAVE A FEW IF NO ONE ELSE DOES AT THIS POINT.

OKAY.

SO, UM, SO ONE RELATES TO, UM, AND THIS IS MAYBE MORE OF, UM, A COMMENT ON THE RESIDENTIAL PARKING.

I'VE BEEN A LOUDMOUTH ON THIS FOR YEARS.

UM, IN FACT, I THINK IN 2015, MAYBE LIKE THE ONLY TIME SOMEONE EVER CAME UP TO WORK COME UP TO ME AT WORK AND THANKED ME FOR SOMETHING THEY SAW ME SAY IN THE STATESMAN WAS ACTUALLY AROUND RESIDENTIAL PARKING.

AND, UM, AND SO I THINK THAT IT'S A ISSUE THAT, UM, IT'S KIND OF A HAVE AND HALF NOT ISSUE.

AND SO PEOPLE, IT, IT IS A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY FEEL EXCLUDED FROM PUBLIC SPACES SOMETIMES.

SO I THINK THAT'S REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND.

ON THAT NOTE, UM, I WANTED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, UM, STRUCTURAL PARKING AND WHAT, HOW THAT MIGHT RELATE TO PARKING AND WRITING.

AND, AND SO TWO THINGS THAT ARE KIND OF MAYBE RELATED, I DIDN'T HEAR YOU SAY, AND YOU CAN ANSWER THIS IN A SECOND, THAT THERE'S ANY CURRENT PROPOSAL.

IT SOUNDS LIKE THIS IS JUST REALLY REWORKING THE CURB SPACE, THE STREET SPACE THAT WE HAVE.

THERE'S NO PROPOSAL TO LIKE BUILD A MUNICIPAL GARAGE FOR SOUTH CONGRESS OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE AT THIS TIME.

UM, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT SOME OTHER PROGRAMS HAVE DONE DOWNTOWN IS LIKE UTILIZE, UH, PARKING THAT MAY BE IN PRIVATE STRUCTURES, LIKE IN A HOTEL OR APARTMENT BUILDING THAT BUILDS A GARAGE THAT HAS EXCESS PARKING, UM, THAT, THAT COULD BE UTILIZED FOR EMPLOYEES OR FOR, UM, YOU KNOW, GUESTS TO THE NEIGHBORHOODS.

SO THAT MAY BE SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD WANNA WORK WITH ON THOSE, UH,

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MERCHANTS.

YES.

THAT MIGHT BE A, YOU KNOW, VALUABLE THING.

I'M SURE YOU'RE NODDING, SO I'M SURE YOU KNOW THIS ALREADY.

I'M JUST SPEAKING IT OUT.

UM, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I HAD ACTUALLY HEARD WHEN THEY WERE DOING THE STUDY, THE NELSON NI GUARD STUDY, AND I'M, I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS INSIDER INFORMATION, I THINK SOMEBODY WORKING ON THE STUDY TOLD ME THIS PERSONALLY, BUT , SHE SAID THAT PART OF THEIR STUDY WAS THAT ACTUALLY SOME PEOPLE WERE DRIVING TO SOUTH CONGRESS PARKING ON THE STREET ON SOUTH CONGRESS AND BOARDING THE BUS TO, DOWN TO THEIR JOBS, UH, TO DOWNTOWN OR NORTH OF THE RIVER.

SO THEY WERE KIND OF USING THE FREE PARKING ON SOUTH CONGRESS.

THEY WOULD GET THERE AT LIKE SIX, 7:00 AM THEY WERE USING AS THE STREET SPACES AS PARK AND RIDE, WHICH I THINK IS HI HIDE AND WRIGHT IS WHAT , UH, SUBOPTIMAL FOR, FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.

BUT THERE DOES SEEM TO BE A DEMAND FOR, UM, A PARK AND RIDE SOLUTION IN THAT AREA, PERHAPS.

AND MAYBE, I MEAN, THERE'S A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH THE STRUCTURAL GARAGE THAT ALMOST HATE TO SUGGEST THOSE WORDS, BUT LIKE, IT DOES SEEM LIKE THIS IS A AREA THAT THAT, THAT PERHAPS YOU SHOULD GIVE SOME THOUGHT TO THAT.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS.

I'LL LET YOU RESPOND TO THAT.

THAT WAS A BUNCH AT ONCE.

THAT WAS, THAT WAS A LOT .

SO, UM, SO, UH, THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, OR THE EMPLOYEE PARKING PROGRAM THAT YOU WERE REFERRING TO IS A PROGRAM OF OURS.

UH, WE'VE GOT 29 PARKING GARAGES THAT, UM, A PRIVATE GARAGES AND PUBLIC WHERE EMPLOYEES FOR LIKE 35 OR 50 BUCKS A MONTH CAN, CAN USE THOSE, UM, GARAGES.

AND SO THAT'S A GREAT MODEL THAT WE'RE, WE'VE, WE'VE TRIED TAPPING SOME OF THE PRIVATE PARKING FACILITY OWNERS AND WE'VE NOT HAD A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE INTERESTED IN IT.

UM, UM, SO WE'RE STILL WORKING ON THAT, BUT THAT'S A GREAT SU SUGGESTION.

UM, STRUCTURED PARKING WOULD BE AWESOME, BUT IT IS VERY COST PROHIBITIVE.

I MEAN, WE'RE TALKING A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS PER SPACE, PROBABLY MM-HMM.

, UM, AND PRIME REAL ESTATE IN THE SOCO AREA.

UH, WE DO HAVE THE ONE TEXAS CENTER, WHICH IS, UH, 750 PARKING SPACES, WHICH IS AT THE CORNER OF, UM, SOUTH FIRST AND RIVERSIDE.

AND SO THAT'S PART OF OUR A P P PROGRAM.

WE CAN, UH, RENT THOSE PARKING SPACES TO EMPLOYEES AT THAT REDUCED RATE.

UM, WE, YOU KNOW, IF AT SOME POINT THE P T M D COMMITTEE, EVERYBODY GOES, WE NEED A CIRCULATOR, WE NEED THIS GREAT, WE NEED TO BRING THE DILL BACK IS WHAT, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE REMEMBER THE DILL AND IT WAS AWESOME.

AND SO THAT'S SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, THAT IF THE, UM, UH, DIFFERENT COMMITTEES AND THERE IS A WILL FOR THAT, THEN THAT IS SOMETHING P T M D DOLLARS MAY BE ABLE TO PAY FOR AS WELL.

CUZ IT'S A TRANSPORTATION RELATED PURPOSE.

SO THAT, THAT IS, UM, SOMETHING THAT'S NOT OUT OF THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY.

UM, BUT I'M SURE THAT THAT AREA STAKEHOLDERS WOULD PROBABLY WANT PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY FEATURES BEFORE SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

UM, BUT THOSE ARE ALL, ALL GREAT SUGGESTIONS.

YEAH.

I, I WOULD RATHER HAVE THE PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS FIRST TOO.

I JUST THINK THERE IS, UH, THERE IS DEMAND THERE.

AND THEN ONCE WE START MOVING TO, TO, UM, METER SOME OF THIS, NOT TECHNICAL, NOT ACTUAL PHYSICAL METERS, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

RIGHT.

I THINK, WE'LL, WE MAY SEE EFFECTS THAT WE'RE NOT ANTICIPATING AND THEN WE CAN LEARN .

WE ABSOLUTELY WILL ALL TOGETHER.

UM, OKAY.

UM, AND SO MY NEXT QUESTION IS ABOUT TRANSIT.

UM, AND I WONDERED, UM, IN THE LIST OF THINGS THAT THE MONEY CAN BE SPENT ON, COULD YOU BUILD LIKE A SUPER NICE BUS STOP? WE COULD.

OKAY, GREAT.

THAT IS GOOD TO HEAR.

WE COULD BUY BUS PASSES FOR EMPLOYEES IN THE DISTRICT ALSO.

I MEAN, THERE ARE, THERE'S, IF IT'S A TRANSPORTATION RELATED PURPOSE, THEN WE COULD SPEND THE MONEY ON THAT.

LOVE IT.

OKAY.

UM, AND THEN THE OTHER QUESTION IS ABOUT THE OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, THE SOUTH RIVER CITY.

UM, ARE THEY, I DON'T THINK WE HAVE A LETTER FROM THEM.

I KNOW IT WAS SORT OF LIKE PENDING OR TENTATIVE ON YOUR CALENDAR.

MM-HMM.

, UH, THEY'RE THINKING ABOUT IT.

THERE WAS, YEAH.

SO, UM, THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT PROCESS.

OF COURSE EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HAS A DIFFERENT PROCESS.

UM, THEY ORGANIZE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY.

WE WORKED WITH, UH, UM, ONE OF THEIR STAKEHOLDERS.

HE'S BEEN A PART OF THE PROCESS NAMED MARK THOMPSON FOR THE WHOLE TIME.

UM, WE DID GO TO, UH, ONE OF THEIR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

THEY HAD, YOU KNOW, SOME QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS.

WE WERE ABLE TO ADDRESS THOSE.

UM, BOLDEN WAS A, A BIG HELP WITH THAT.

AND THEY CREATED A DOCUMENT THAT THAT'S ATTACHED TO THE, THE, THE AGREEMENT THAT, UH, UH, S RCC FELT THAT MET THAT REQUIREMENT.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'VE FEEL LIKE IT'S NOT ENOUGH FOR THEM TO, TO WRITE A SUPPORT, BUT IT, UM, THEY DEFINITELY DON'T FEEL LIKE THERE'S ENOUGH THERE FOR THEM TO NOT SUPPORT IT.

AND IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

YEAH.

IF I KNOW NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS, IF THEY WERE NOT SUPPORTING IT, THEY'D, WE'D PROBABLY BE HEARING FROM THEM IN THIS MEETING.

UM, OKAY.

GREAT.

I I I THINK THIS IS GREAT.

I THINK IT'S A, IT'S A, UH, IT'S A PUBLIC ASSET.

MY FIRST DATE WITH MY HUSBAND, WAS IT ON WALKING ALONG SOUTH CONGRESS DURING THE ROT RALLY.

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SO, UM, , I, I LOVE IT.

UM, IS THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS? I'D ACTUALLY, UM, I'D BE CURIOUS ABOUT OUR APPETITE FOR MOTION TO SAY THAT WE SUPPORT THE, UH, THE PLANNED P T M D FOR SOUTH CONGRESS.

UM, I GUESS I WILL SO MOVE.

UM, DO I HAVE A SECOND? DOES ANYBODY WANNA SECOND THAT A SECOND, RUBEN, I THINK, WAS THAT A SECOND? NO, UH, ALLY IS IT? ALLY IS SECOND.

SORRY.

THANK YOU.

I'LL SLOW ON THE MUTE DRAW.

YEAH.

OKAY, COOL.

DOES ANYONE WANNA DISCUSS THAT? WE HAVE A MOTION WE CAN DISCUSS NOW? IF THERE'S NO DISCUSSION, WE CAN MOVE TO A VOTE.

, WHO WOULD LIKE TO SHOW US SUPPORT FOR THE, UH, FOR THE SOUTH CONGRESS? P T M D.

ALL IN FAVOR? OKAY.

SO I THINK IT'S EVERYBODY.

THOSE OPPOSED, HOW DO I ABSTAIN? YOU JUST DID.

OKAY.

SO , LET ME SEE WHERE WE ARE.

SO, UM, CAN I SEE A HENS AGAIN IN SUPPORT? WE'VE GOT ONE, TWO, ALLIE, WAYNE, CINDY, DIANA.

1, 2, 3, 4.

I CAN'T COUNT WHEN IT'S IN PERSON.

CAN YOU HELP ME, CHRIS? OKAY.

SIX IS THAT, UH, THAT SUPPORTS IT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

WITH ONE ABSTAINING, ATHENA.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL I THINK THAT CONCLUDES THIS ITEM.

WELL, WE'D LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR HAVING US AND ALSO JUST SAY QUICK THANK YOU TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS AND THE SUPPORT THAT CAME HERE TODAY TO, TO SIGNIFY THAT THEY, UM, ALSO SUPPORT US.

THEY HAVE WORKED LONG AND HARD WITH THEIR CONSTITUENTS TO, TO GET THIS THING PUT TOGETHER.

SO WE REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYBODY'S ENERGIES ON THIS.

WELL, IT'S, IT'S, I WANNA SAY TOO, AND, AND ALSO TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVE, I KNOW, UM, I THINK IT'S GREAT BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN, AS WE HEARD, YEARS IN THE MAKING AND SOMETHING THAT A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVE TRIED AND FAILED TO ACCOMPLISH.

SO I THINK EVERYBODY INVOLVED SHOULD, UH, DEFINITELY FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE FACT WE GOT THIS DONE.

SO, OR LOOK LIKE WE'RE GONNA GET IT DONE.

, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

HOPEFULLY, SO THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT BRINGS

[3. Discussion and possible action on Signs and Markings Overview (FY23) Presenter: Lauren Seyda, Austin Transportation Department]

US TO ITEM THREE, WHICH IS DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON SIGNS AND MARKINGS OVERVIEW FOR FISCAL YEAR 23.

UM, I'LL LET OUR PRESENTER GET READY.

HELLO.

CAN EVERYBODY HEAR ME? YES.

YES, WE CAN.

GREAT.

WE'LL PULL ANOTHER CONVERSATION NOW, LAUREN.

GREAT DEAL.

YEAH, I'LL LET EVERYONE KIND OF SHUFFLE OUT.

CHRISTOPHER, JUST LET ME KNOW WHEN, WHEN Y'ALL ARE READY.

YEP, YOU'RE GOOD TO GO ON YOUR END.

GREAT.

WELL, HELLO EVERYBODY.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

UH, MY NAME'S LAUREN SADA.

I'M THE DIVISION MANAGER FOR THE SCIENCE AND MARKETINGS DIVISION.

AND MY APOLOGIES THAT I'M NOT THERE IN PERSON TONIGHT.

UM, BUT AAS HERE WE ARE.

UM, THANK YOU FOR, UH, BEING HERE TONIGHT AND FOR BEING WILLING TO HEAR MY PRESENTATION.

THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANYTHING TO VOTE ON.

UM, IT'S MORE OF AN OVERVIEW OF, OF OUR GROUP.

JUST WANTED TO KIND OF GIVE YOU, UM, A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION ABOUT WHO WE ARE IN SIGNS AND MARKINGS.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, CHRIS.

SO WHAT WE DO, SO WE ARE SIGNS, MARKINGS, AND STREET BANNERS.

UM, THE BULK OF WHAT WE DO, UM, IS INSTALL AND MAINTAIN AND FABRICATE, UM, REGULATORY WARNING GUIDE SIGNS, TRAFFIC SIGNS OUT ON THE STREETS.

UM, WE HAVE AN IN-HOUSE FABRICATION SHOP UP AT CAMERON ROAD, UM, THAT IF ANYONE WANTS TO COME VISIT, IT'S, IT'S PRETTY NEAT TO SEE.

UM, WE ALSO, UH, INSTALL AND MAINTAIN STREET MARKINGS.

WE DO LONG LINE CROSSWALK, SPECIALTY MARKINGS, DELINEATORS RAISE, PAVEMENT MARKINGS, AND PRETTY MUCH ANY OF THE MARKINGS YOU SEE OUT ON THE STREETS.

WE ALSO RUN THE STREET BANNER PROGRAM, UM, IN TERMS OF INSTALLATION OF THE LAMPPOST BANNERS AND THE OVER THE STREET BANNERS THAT YOU SEE THERE IN THAT PICTURE.

AND THESE BANNERS JUST HELP PROMOTE EVENTS GOING ON IN THE CITY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, WHO WE ARE, SO BASICALLY ALL THIS WORK IS DONE BY 30 FIELD TECHNICIANS, OVERSEEN BY FOUR SUPERVISORS AND ONE SUPERINTENDENT.

UM, AND I THINK THIS IS DATA FROM FY 22

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WHEN WE HAD A FULL PICTURE OF OUR DATA, BUT WE INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED 628 CROSSWALKS, 115 CENTERLINE, MILES OF STRIPING WAS INSTALLED OR MAINTAINED OVER 15,000 TRAFFIC SIGNS WERE INSTALLED OR MAINTAINED.

OVER 15,000 SIGNS WERE ACTUALLY FABRICATED BY OUR IN-HOUSE SIGN SHOP AND 2,600 STREET BANNERS WERE INSTALLED.

WE HAVE, UH, EIGHT ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF WHO MANAGE, UM, MATERIALS CONTRACTS, SERVICE CONTRACTS, PROVIDE PROJECT AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, UM, A LOT OF GIS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT, SPATIAL ANALYSIS, UM, PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS, COORDINATION, AND THE PLANNING OF THE WORK THAT WE RECEIVE, WHICH COMES FROM 10 DIFFERENT REQUESTER GROUPS, WHICH I'LL GET INTO.

THEN ON, I THINK THE NEXT SLIDE OVERALL, WE HAVE A BUDGET OF OVER 10 MILLION, WHICH IS, INCLUDES LABOR MATERIALS AND 1.6 MILLION IN SERVICE CONTRACTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO WHAT DRIVES OUR WORK? SO BASICALLY THE BULK OF OUR WORK RIGHT NOW COMES FROM THESE REQUESTER GROUPS THAT SUBMIT WORK ORDERS TO US FOR NEW PROJECTS AND THEN ALSO MAINTENANCE ON THE EXISTING ASSETS ALREADY OUT THERE.

SO WE RECEIVE REQUESTS FROM THREE 11 ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION, TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING OR ARTERIAL MANAGEMENT, PARKING ENTERPRISE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL, SMART MOBILITY, VISION ZERO AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT STREET AND BRIDGE.

AFTER THEY RESURFACE THEIR STREETS, WE FOLLOW UP BEHIND THEM TO, UH, PUT THE, PUT THE MARKINGS BACK DOWN THE ROAD.

WE HAVE PERFORMANCE MEASURES THAT FOCUS ON THE MAINTENANCE AND WE'RE REALLY, UM, PROACTIVELY MOVING TOWARD MAINTENANCE OF HIGH INJURY NETWORK ROADWAYS.

UM, WE'RE GONNA FOCUS ON EQUITY AND EQUITY ZONES AND, UH, WORK DONE AROUND SCHOOLS.

AND WE ALSO ARE VERY RESPONSIVE TO THREE 11 SERVICE REQUESTS.

WE DO SPECIAL PROJECTS WHEN THEY COME UP, LIKE THE RAINBOW CROSSWALKS, RED BUS LANE, AND A LOT OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE TYPE EVENTS, WHICH WE PROVIDE A LOT OF STAFFING FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL.

UM, A LOT OF THE FORKLIFT OPERATIONS, THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT REQUIRE KIND OF AN OPERATIONS TEAM.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO SOME OF THE RECENT SPECIAL PROJECTS THAT Y'ALL HAVE PROBABLY SEEN OUT OUT THERE IN AUSTIN ARE THE RED BUS LANES WHERE WE, UM, USED A NEW MATERIAL, IT'S CALLED MMA, AND BASICALLY YOU SQUEEGEE IT ON THE ROAD.

SO THIS IS A NEW PRODUCT FOR US THAT WE'VE KIND OF BEEN TESTING IN THE LAST COUPLE YEARS.

UM, SO FAR WE HAVE, UM, PROJECTS ON WEST FIFTH, GUADALUPE AND LAVACA, AND I BELIEVE FIRST STREET BRIDGE SHOULD BE COMING UP IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS OR SO.

UM, THAT'S A PARTNERSHIP WITH CAP METRO TO HELP THEIR BUS LANES, UH, OR THEIR BUSES KIND OF MEET THEIR SCHEDULES.

SHOLL CREEK WAS A BIG PROJECT IN COLLABORATION WITH OUR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION GROUP, WHERE WE HAD A SIX PHASE PROTECTED BIKE LANE PROJECT ALONG SHOLL CREEK BOULEVARD FROM 180 3 TO 38TH.

AND THEN THE CONGRESS AVENUE BIKE LANE, WHICH WAS A MULTI-PHASE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ALONG CONGRESS AVENUE FROM RIVERSIDE ALL THE WAY UP, UH, TO 11TH, WHICH INCLUDED THE INSTALLATION OF PROTECTED BIKE LANE.

NEXT SLIDE, THE RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON, UH, FOURTH STREET, WHICH WE, UM, YOU KNOW, FIRST OF ITS KIND IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN.

WE HAD TO RESEARCH THE TYPE OF MATERIALS THAT WE, UH, WANTED TO USE AND WE ENDED UP WITH A TYPE OF THERMOPLASTIC, WHICH IS WHAT IS USED FOR, YOU KNOW, THE STANDARD CROSSWALKS.

UH, BUT, AND WE HAD A SPECIAL ORDER, THE COLORS, UH, THE FOURTH STREET CONVERSION, WHICH WAS A COORDINATED EFFORT BETWEEN MULTIPLE GROUPS TO CONVERT FOURTH STREET FROM ONE WAY TO TWO-WAY.

AND THEN SOME OF THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE EVENTS THAT WE'VE DONE, UM, ARE WATER DISTRIBUTION.

THERE'S A WATER BOIL NOTICE OR SOMETHING.

UH, LIKE I SAID, TRAFFIC CONTROL SETUPS, P P E DISTRIBUTION.

UH, WE WERE PRETTY ACTIVE DURING THE PANDEMIC TO HELP WITH, UM, SETTING UP VACCINE SITES AND TRAFFIC CONTROL THERE.

UM, IN FY 22, WE DEVOTED OVER 325 STAFF HOURS TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE EVENTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

CHRIS.

OH, THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU.

THAT WAS A VERY BRIEF OVERVIEW OF WHAT YOU DO OR WHAT WE DO.

UM, TO GIVE YOU SOME MORE INFORMATION ON SIGNS AND MARKINGS DIVISION.

ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I DID HAVE A QUICK QUESTION, LAUREN, UH, ON THIS NEW MATERIAL MMA THAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT FOR THE RED BUS LANES MM-HMM.

, WHAT IS, WHAT'S THE BENEFIT BESIDES THE OBVIOUS, YOU KNOW, COLOR

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AND ATTENTION DRAWN TO THAT BEING A BUS ONLY LANE? UM, IT'S, IT'S ESSENTIALLY JUST THE COLOR AND IT IS A, BASICALLY WE, YOU KNOW, WE DIDN'T WANNA USE STANDARD TRAFFIC PAINT, IT JUST WEARS AWAY WAY TOO QUICKLY.

SO THIS IS MORE DURABLE, LONGER LASTING.

OKAY.

UM, WE DIDN'T WANNA USE THERMOPLASTIC CUZ THAT WOULD BE EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE.

SO THIS WAS KIND OF WHAT WE FOUND AS LIKE A HAPPY MEDIUM.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YEAH, THANK YOU.

I THINK, I THINK JIM DALE IS THERE.

JIM DALE IS, UM, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OVER MY GROUP.

UM, JUST WANTED TO RECOGNIZE HIM.

THANKS LAUREN.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? YEAH.

UM, ODDLY ENOUGH, THIS SUBJECT MATTER IS THE THING THAT I GET ASKED ABOUT ALMOST THE MOST OF ANYBODY WHO KNOWS I'M ON A COMMISSION OKAY.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT THEY CAN'T SEE THE LINES OH, THE COMPLAINTS.

YEP.

YEAH.

UM, BUT IT SEEMS TO ME AFTER I'VE HEARD THAT IT SEEMS THERE'S A REAL, UH, EXPLOSION OF WORK AROUND RIGHT NOW.

AND I WONDERED IF, IF THIS IS SEASONAL, JUST BASED ON THE WEATHER AND OR ANTICIPATED WEATHER, YOU'D NEVER KNOW WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN, BUT SURE.

OR HAVE YOU GOTTEN, UM, MORE FUNDING OR THERE SEEMS INCREASED ACTIVITY AT THE MOMENT? NO, THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION AND THANKS FOR KIND OF TEEING THAT UP FOR ME.

UM, THERE IS MORE AND MORE WORK FOR US, UM, WITH THE 20 16 20 18 20 20 BONDS.

UM, A LOT OF THAT, THOSE RESOURCES ARE GOING TOWARD THE PLANNING OF NEW BIKE LANES OR, UH, VISION ZERO EFFORTS TO HELP CREATE, YOU KNOW, SAFER ROADS FOR MOTORISTS, PEDESTRIAN CYCLISTS.

AND SO WITH THAT COMES ADDITIONAL ASSETS FOR US IN THE WAY OF BIKE LANES.

UM, YOU KNOW, DELINEATORS, UH, RAISE PAVEMENT MARKERS, TURTLE BUMPS, THOSE BIG, UH, CEMENT BUMPS, UM, JUST DIFFERENT IN MORE ASSETS THAN YOU KNOW WE'VE EVER HAD IN THE PAST.

SO YEAH, WE DO HAVE INCREASING ASSET BASE THAT WE, YOU KNOW, ONCE IT GOES OUT, UM, EVEN WHEN THE INITIAL FUNDING IS COMING FROM BOND DOLLARS, UM, ONCE IT GETS KIND OF INSTALLED, IT'S BASICALLY, UM, THE CITY'S ASSET SIGNS AND MARKINGS ASSET TO MAINTAIN.

OH, SYDNEY'S GOOD QUESTION.

KIND OF REMINDED ME, OR I GUESS JUST MADE ME THINK OF A QUESTION.

SO WHEN WE DO SEE THOSE, UM, THOSE LINES THAT ARE HARD TO SEE, IS, IS THREE 11 THE RIGHT AVENUE TO KIND OF ROUTE PEOPLE TOO? THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

YES.

UH, WE GET ALL THREE 11 CALLS AND PUT IT IN OUR QUEUE.

YOU KNOW, ONE THING WE, I DIDN'T REALLY GET INTO TOO MUCH DETAIL HERE ON OUR MAINTENANCE AND OVERALL INTERVALS, BUT WE HAVE A GOAL TO MAINTAIN HY INJURY NETWORK, UH, ROADWAYS THE LONG LINE AND IN ALL ASSETS EVERY TWO YEARS AND NON NON H I N EVERY FOUR YEARS.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE DO OUR BEST TO, TO HIT THOSE GOALS AND, UM, BUT THAT'S SOMETHING WE WANNA DO BECAUSE WE DO RECOGNIZE, YOU KNOW, IT IS PAINT, SO LONG LINE IS DONE IN PAINT, AND THE CROSSWALKS AND SPECIALTY MARKINGS ARE DONE IN THERMO.

SO IT'S MORE DURABLE, LONGER LASTING, AGAIN, MORE EXPENSIVE THAN PAINT, BUT WE FEEL LIKE A TWO YEAR, UH, INTERVAL FOR THOSE HIGH VOLUME, HIGH SPEED ROADWAYS IS A, YOU KNOW, WE, WE MAY BE PUSHING IT IF, IF WE NOTICE THAT THE LINES CONTINUE TO SEEM MORE FADED, BUT THAT'S OUR, OUR MAINTENANCE GOAL.

UM, WE DO INTEND TO USE RPMS MORE THE RAISE PAVEMENT MARKERS, WHICH HELPS VISIBILITY, UM, AT NIGHT AND IN WET CONDITIONS.

YEAH.

THERE'S, YOU KNOW, THERE'S OVER 700 MILES OF LANE LINE CENTER LINE MILES IN THE CITY, UM, ALMOST 6,500 CROSSWALKS.

UM, SO THERE'S, THERE'S A LOT, THERE'S A LOT OUT THERE.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR ME? WELL, YEAH, FOR THE SPECIALTY CROSSWALKS, LIKE, UM, I'M OBVIOUSLY THE RAINBOW CROSSWALK.

I I'M THINKING OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTER ONE, AND THERE'S ALSO LIKE, I THINK A BURNT ORANGE, BURNT ORANGE RAINBOW.

IS THAT A THING? LIKE UT YEAH.

THERE, YOU KNOW, UM, HOW MANY OF THOSE ARE THERE? I KNOW THAT WE TALKED ABOUT THIS I THINK AT A PRIOR MEETING MAYBE, BUT LIKE THOSE ARE A MAINTENANCE SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE MAINTAINING PRETTY REGULARLY AS WELL? I WOULD THINK SO.

THE RAINBOW CROSSWALK, YOU KNOW, WE DID THAT, UM, ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND, YOU KNOW, IT WILL BE NEEDING MAINTAIN MAINTENANCE HERE IN THE NEXT COUPLE YEARS.

UM, THE, THE ONE YOU REFERRED TO UP BY UT THAT WAS LIKE A, UH, I THINK IT WAS A SPECIALTY LIKE PROJECT BY A GRADUATE STUDENT AT UT OR SOMETHING.

UM, BUT THAT IS, UH, NOT ONE THAT

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WE'RE GONNA CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN, BUT I THINK THERE WAS LIKE A SUNSET TYPE COLOR.

UM, BUT THAT IS THE, THE RAINBOW CROSSWALK IS ACTUALLY THE ONLY SPECIALTY CROSSWALK IN AUSTIN AT THIS TIME.

GOT IT.

SO THE OTHERS ARE FALLING UNDER SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

OKAY.

YEAH.

AND THE BLACK, UM, BLACK AUSTIN MATTERS AND THE BLACK, UM, WHAT IS THE BLACK, BLACK, UH, ARTISTS MATTER, THOSE HAVE, UM, THOSE WERE ONES THAT WE DID DO, UM, BUT WE, UH, BASICALLY ARE NOT GOING TO BE REFRESHING.

WE HAD A ONE YEAR COMMITMENT WITH THE ARTIST TO, TO HAVE THAT UP.

GOT IT.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR LAUREN? OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING OUT AND PRESENTING TO US TODAY, LAUREN.

YEAH, IT'S, IT'S GREAT TO MEET YOU AND, UM, IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT.

AWESOME.

THANK YOU.

WELL, THAT SHOULD

[4. Discussion and possible action on the ATX Walk Bike Roll Recommendation Facilitor: Susan Somers, Chair]

BRING US, I BELIEVE TO, UM, ITEM NUMBER FOUR ON OUR DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS, WHICH IS, UM, UH, A RECOMMENDATION THAT I HAD DRAFTED.

UM, AND I THINK HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THAT PULLED UP HERE.

UM, AND THIS IS TO, UH, POTENTIALLY REGISTER OUR SUPPORT FOR, UM, THE ATX WALK BIKE ROLE, UH, PLAN THAT WE SAW PRESENTED LAST Y LAST, UH, MONTH AT OUR MEETING.

UM, I GUESS SINCE I WROTE THE, UH, WROTE THE RECOMMENDATION DRAFT THAT I'LL GO AHEAD AND JUST, UM, MOVE THAT WE, UM, ADOPT THAT RECOMMENDATION AND THEN WE MAY MAKE SOME EDITS OR AMENDMENTS.

I VIEW IT VERY MUCH AS SOMETHING THAT I WANT COMMISSIONERS TO, UM, GIVE ME SOME INPUT ON.

I JUST NEED IT TO GET SOMETHING DOWN ON PAPER TO GET US STARTED.

SO, UM, IF THERE'S A SECOND TO THAT, AND YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN EMAILED THAT, AND I THINK HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THAT UP ON THE SCREENS AS WELL.

OKAY.

GIVE ME A MINUTE TO WORK WITH, UH, CTM TO GET IT UP ON THE SCREEN.

GOT IT.

BUT EVERYONE ELSE SHOULD HAVE IT IF YOU DON'T.

I, I EMAILED IT TO YOU AND IT'S ALSO FROM CAL.

COOL.

IT'S A NICE LITTLE GOOGLE DOCUMENT.

OKAY.

IN THE MEANTIME THOUGH, AS YOU'RE REVIEWING IT, FEEL FREE TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS THAT YOU LIKE AND WE'LL GET PULLED UP HERE SHORTLY.

YEAH, WE COULD USE A, I DON'T THINK WE HAVE A SECOND, SO THEN WE CAN REALLY JUST START DISCUSSING IT.

DOES WE, DO WE HAVE A SECOND? I'LL SECOND.

OKAY.

YOU'RE MY SECONDER TODAY.

ALLIE.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, SO WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND ON THE TABLE SO WE CAN DISCUSS.

I GUESS I'LL START.

UM, I REALLY LIKE THIS.

I, I MEAN, I HAVE NO, UM, NEGATIVE COMMENTS TOWARDS IT.

I, I REALLY LIKE IT AND I, I'M ALSO SOMETIMES THE, THE GRAMMAR GIRLY AND I ALSO HAVE, HAVE NO EDITS TO PROPOSE.

SO I WIN.

YES, ALLIE APPROVES.

THANK YOU.

I ALSO REVIEWED IT AND, UH, AND I LIKE IT.

AND I DON'T HAVE ANY EDITS THAT I CAN THINK OF.

SORRY.

IT'LL BE JUST ANOTHER SECOND.

YOU'RE GOOD.

BUT ON THE BAR SIDE, YOU KNOCKED IT OUT THE PARK.

IN TERMS OF ALLISON BOOTH, I KNOW YOU NEED TO JUST SWITCH, YOU KNOW, , I KNOW YOU'RE PROF, YOU'RE A PROFESSOR, BUT YOU GOTTA SWITCH EVERYTHING.

OH, I'M A FAKE PROFESSOR.

I'M, I'M NOT, I'M JUST STACKED AT UNIVERSITY .

I DROPPED OUT OF MY PHD PROGRAM, SO DEFINITELY NOT A PROFESSOR .

I I CAN PRETEND THOUGH.

, HERE WE GO.

AWESOME.

I'LL JUST, UH, RUN US THROUGH IT FOR THOSE WHO MAY NOT HAVE HAD AS MUCH TIME TO LOOK AT IT.

SO, UM, IT JUST SAYS THAT WE'VE BEEN UNDERGOING A PUBLIC PROCESS TO, UH, UPDATE AND SYNTHESIZE THE SIDEWALK URBAN TRAIL AND BICYCLE PLANS UNDER THE NAME ATX WALK BIKE ROLE, UM, AND THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS, AS M P SETS, AMBITION S AMBITIOUS GOALS FOR THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING MANAGING TRANSPORTATION DEMAND THROUGH ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS, INCREASING SAFETY, UH, REDUCING TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT IN PUBLIC HEALTH, CREATING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO TRANSIT OPTIONS TO USERS IN ALL PARTS OF THE CITY.

UM, WHEREAS THE, UH, CO A COMPREHENSIVE, SAFE, EQUITABLE ACCESSIBLE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK IS NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS OF THE A S MP.

AND WHEREAS THE ATEX WALK BIKE ROLE PLAN REGARDS THE TOTALITY

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OF AUSTIN'S ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND APPLIES PRINCIPLES OF EQUITY, ACCESS AND STRATEGIC ACTION TO BUILDING OUR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM EFFICIENTLY AND INCREMENTALLY WITH EMPHASIS ON CREATING USABLE INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE NEAR TIME, NOT YEARS AWAY.

AND WE CAN SCROLL DOWN A BIT.

I CAN.

UM, AND WHEREAS THE UTC SUPPORTS THE GOALS OF THE AS M P AND HAS BEEN A VOICE FOR SAFETY, EQUITY, HEALTH AND ACCESS AND URBAN TRANSPORTATION, AND FOR THE VISION OF A COMPREHENSIVE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM SERVING ALL USERS IN ALL PARTS OF THE CITY, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE, UH, URGE CITY COUNCIL TO ADOPT THIS PLAN AND TO DIRECT STAFF TO REALIZE THE PLAN'S VISION WITH ALL DUE HASTE.

SO THAT IS MY PROPOSED RECOMMENDATION THAT WE'RE CONSIDERING, UM, UNDER THE CURRENT MOTION.

ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? EDITS? ALL RIGHT.

SHALL WE TAKE A VOTE? .

ALL RIGHT.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? OKAY.

WAYNE AND DIANA, CAN YOU LET US, UM, OR MAYBE THOSE OPPOSED, DIANA, ARE YOU VOTING? HOW ARE YOU VOTING? I'M VOTING FOR YES.

AND WAYNE, WHAT ABOUT YOU? OKAY.

WE MAY HAVE LOST WAYNE, BUT WE HAVE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7, SO THAT THAT CARRIES IT.

UM, OKAY.

WELL THAT WAS EASY.

I THOUGHT, I REALLY THOUGHT Y'ALL WERE GONNA GIMME A TON OF EDITS.

GREAT.

WELL, WE'LL STARTED OUT TO, TO ADD IN THOSE TOPICS WE ACTUALLY DISCUSSED EARLIER AND EXCITED.

PRETTY GOOD AS IT WAS.

AWESOME.

WELL, THANK YOU.

OKAY, WELL THAT IS THE END OF OUR, UH, DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS THAT BRINGS US TO OUR BRIEFINGS.

[BRIEFINGS]

UM, AND WE'LL RUN THROUGH THOSE, UH, FOR DOWNTOWN COMMISSION.

UH, CINDY WEATHERBY, UH, UNFORTUNATELY I WAS NOT ABLE TO ATTEND, BUT I LOOKED AT THE AGENDA AND THERE DIDN'T SEEM TO BE ANYTHING REALLY TRANSPORTATION WISE OTHER THAN A RED RIVER STREET UPDATE, AND IT DEALT WITH THE HEALTH SOUTH, UH, PLANS.

HEALTH SOUTH BUILDING.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, SO JOINT SUSTAINABILITY.

YES.

SO WE'VE CREATED, WE HAVE SOME NEW MEMBERS.

UH, WE STILL HAVE THREE OR FOUR OPEN VACANCIES, SO WE HAVE TROUBLE WITH QUORUM, BUT WE'RE CREATING WORKING GROUPS TO TRY TO HELP THE CITY BETTER IMPLEMENT THE, UM, THE, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL PLANS THAT ARE IN PLACE.

AND I WAS ASKED IF I HAVE A BACKUP FROM THE UTC TO THE JSC.

I IF SO, IF ANYO