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GOOD

[CALL TO ORDER]

AFTERNOON, COURT ADVISORY COMMISSION.

IT'S MAY 10TH, 3:00 PM WE'RE AT THE AUSTIN PERMITTING CENTER.

UM, I'D LIKE TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER, AND, UH, WE HAVE A QUORUM.

I SEE THAT, UH, COMMISSIONER'S ENIS HENDRICKS, KOONS, AND YOUNG ARE VIRTUAL.

HELLO.

THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

AND, UM, SECRETARY ROSE AND MYSELF, AND I UNDERSTAND THERE KNOWS PUBLIC COMMUNICATION TODAY.

SO THE NEXT ITEM OF

[INTRODUCTIONS]

BUSINESS IS THE INTRODUCTION OF JIM SMITH, THE INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION.

MR. SMITH, MR. SMITH, MAY, MAY I INDULGE.

CAN YOU INDULGE US TO PLEASE GO TO THE, UM, LECTERN FOR A MOMENT AND INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU, DIRECTOR JIM SMITH, ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

UM, COMMISSIONERS ONLINE, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. SMITH? NO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

WE WELCOME YOU AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UM, NEXT ON THE AGENDA

[1. Approve the minutes of the AAC regular meeting on April 12, 2023.]

IS THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 12TH, 2023.

DO I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE? SO MOVED.

UH, I HAVE A MOTION FROM, UM, SECRETARY ROSE IN A SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER YOUNG.

ANY COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, CHANGES? NO.

ALL IN FAVOR? AYE.

AYE.

THAT IS UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT

[2. March 2023 Financial Results presented by Rajeev Thomas, Deputy Chief - Finance.]

ITEM OF BUSINESS IS, UH, THE FINANCIAL RESULTS PRESENTED BY RAJIV THOMAS, DEPUTY CHIEF FINANCE, RAJIV AND COMMISSIONERS.

PLEASE BEAR WITH US TODAY.

UM, WE'RE GONNA TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

THIS IS A, WE'RE TRYING TO FUTURE PROOF THE BOARD HERE, SO WHEN WE, WHEN WE HAVE NEW COMMISSIONERS, THEY'LL KNOW WHO PEOPLE ARE.

SO, THANK YOU, RAJIV.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

DO I NEED TO PUSH? OKAY, GOOD.

, GOOD AFTERNOON.

UH, RAIF THOMAS, DEPUTY CHIEF OF FINANCE, UM, PRESENTING THE, THE MARCH, 2023 RESULTS.

UM, THIS WAS A, ACTUALLY AN EXCEPTIONAL MONTH FOR THE AIRPORT WITH ALL THE ACTIVITIES THAT HAPPENED, UH, IN AUSTIN, UH, WITH THE SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST AND THE RELAYS, ET CETERA.

SO OUR OPERATING REVENUES CAME OUT TO ABOUT 24.1 MILLION, WHICH WAS ABOUT 2.7 MILLION HIGHER THAN MARCH OF LAST YEAR.

UM, AND OUR ACTIVITY ALSO REFLECTED THAT WITH OUR LANDED WEIGHTS BEING ONE OF THE HIGHEST, UH, EVER.

AND ALSO THE DAILY DEPARTURES, UH, AVERAGE DAILY DEPARTURES BEING 265 VERSUS, UH, LA THE ONLY COMPARABLE MONTH THAT I COULD FIND WAS, UH, DURING F1 LAST YEAR, IN OCTOBER, 2022, WE WHERE WE HAD ABOUT 261 AVERAGE DAILY DEPARTURES.

SO LANDED RATES WERE ALL TIME HIGH, SO THE OPERATING REVENUES CAME IN WHERE WE EXPECTED IT TO.

AND ON THE, ON THE OPERATING EXPENSE SIDE, UM, IT, THE OPERATING EXPENSES IS SKEWED BY A THREE PAY PERIOD MONTH.

THAT'S WHY YOU'LL SEE THE 50% INCREASE.

BUT IF YOU BACKED OUT THAT EXTRA PAY PERIOD, WE GREW ABOUT 15% IN OPERATING EXPENSES, WHICH IS WHERE WE'VE BEEN RUNNING THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR.

THANK YOU FOR COMING WITH GOOD NEWS TODAY.

WE APPRECIATE THAT.

COMMISSIONERS.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. THOMAS? OKAY.

MOVING ON.

UH, WE HAVE AN

[3. Air Service Update provided by Jamy Kazanoff, AUS Air Service Development.]

AIR SERVICE UPDATE THAT IS PART OF THE PRESENTATION.

UM, IN A, IN THE PACKET IS BACKUP.

JAMIE KAZANA, AIR AUSTIN AIR SERVICE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER'S.

NOT HERE TODAY, BUT IF, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM YOU ALL? OKAY.

SEEING NONE, I THINK IT WAS ALSO GOOD NEWS.

UM, IS ANYONE HERE JUST ABLE TO ANSWER OR SPEAK TO ANY OF THE INFORMATION? HELLO, THIS IS TRACY THOMPSON, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER ON BEHALF OF JAMIE.

I JUST WANTED TO, UM, SAY THE OUT THE BRIEFING STARTS ON, UM, PAGE 14 OF YOUR PACKET, AND SHE ALSO INCLUDED THIS MONTH THE CODES FOR ALL THE AIRLINES AND THE CODES, ALL THE AIRPORT CODES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMISSIONERS WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION.

AND SO THAT WAS AT THE REQUEST OF THE COMMISSION, AND SHE'S ADDED THAT THIS MONTH.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU TO JAMIE FOR THAT.

UM,

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MOVING ON, WE HAVE, UM, IF, IF POSSIBLE,

[Items 4 & 6]

I'D LIKE ITEMS NUMBER FOUR AND SIX TO GO TOGETHER THE JOURNEY WITH OS UPDATE FROM SUMMER SCHINDLER, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, AND THE OVERVIEW ITEM SIX, OVERVIEW OF THE JOURNEY WITH O INDUSTRY DAY SUMMER.

OH, THERE YOU ARE.

HI.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

UM, SUMMER SCHINDLER, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER FOR THE AIRPORT.

OKAY.

I WANTED TO GIVE A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF, UM, THE, THE GROWTH AND WHERE WE ARE IN DEVELOPING THE PROGRAM.

UM, I WON'T GO THROUGH EVERY SLIDE.

WE'LL TOUCH BASE ON, UM, ON, ON THE SLIDES WITH, UM, WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT DATA ON IT.

BUT JUST TO KICK OFF, UM, NEXT SLIDE.

JUST TO GIVE EVERYONE A BRIEF HISTORY.

UM, THE AIRPORT WAS BUILT IN 19 99, 25 GATES, UM, AND IT WAS BUILT AND DESIGNED TO SERVE 11 MILLION ANNUAL PASSENGERS.

OUR LAR OUR OUR EX NEXT EXPANSION.

AND THE LARGEST EXPANSION THAT WE'VE DONE WAS IN, COMPLETED IN 2019.

AND THAT WAS DESIGNED TO SERVE 15 MILLION ANNUAL PASSENGERS.

AND AFTER THE DAY AFTER WE OPENED, WE WERE ALREADY SERVING 17 MILLION ANNUAL PASSENGERS.

SO WITH 2022 GROWTH, WE HIT 20, ALMOST 22 MILLION ANNUAL PASSENGERS.

AND WE ARE STILL DESIGNED TO SERVE 15 MILLION ANNUAL PASSENGERS.

AND SO, UM, ALL THAT IS, UM, WE'RE ABLE TO MAKE THAT WORK WITH, WITH OUR OPERATIONS TEAM, OUR MAINTENANCE TEAM, SOMETHING LIKE THAT EVERY DAY.

WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO JUST TO TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT OUR GROWTH HERE.

WE, WE HIT IN 2022, UM, 22 MILLION ANNUAL PASSENGERS, BUT THIS WAS NOT THE PREDICTED GROWTH WHEN WE FINISHED UP OUR ORIGINAL MASTER PLAN WITH THAT FORECAST, WHEN WE FORECASTED AND STARTED THAT IN 20 19, 20 18, AND 2019, WE DIDN'T PLAN TO HIT 22 MILLION PASSENGERS UNTIL 2028.

WE ARE NOW HITTING THAT NOW.

SO THAT BIG CHANGE FOR US MEANS THAT WE'VE EATEN UP THAT CAPACITY TO GROW DURING THAT TIME.

SO WE'VE HAD TO RE-LOOK AT THE PROGRAM A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY, SOME MAJOR CHANGES THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE, A LITTLE BIT MORE RELIEF PROJECTS, UM, TO HELP, UM, WITH THE PROCESSING.

SO, AND THEN THAT MEANT ALSO MAYBE OPENING UP SOME CONTRACTS LIKE YOU'VE SEEN WITH THE WESTGATE, BEING ABLE TO, UH, LOOK AT THAT PROJECT WITH THE, THE CONTRACT THAT Y'ALL SOLVE FOR HENSEL PHELPS, AND BE ABLE TO DO A MORE WORK IN THOSE TO ACCOMMODATE THAT GROWTH.

IT ALSO MEANT THAT WE HAD TO EVALUATE OUR PROGRAM, THAT THE WORK CANNOT BE DONE SEQUENTIALLY.

ALL THE WORK WILL BE HAVE TO BE DONE IN PARALLEL.

SO THIS IS A, A BIG RAMP UP FOR US, NOT ONLY IN PROCUREMENTS, BUT IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

TO THE NEXT SLIDE, JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE BACKGROUND ON OUR GROWTH HERE WITH THE, THE AVAILABLE SEATS, WITH THE SEATS THAT ARE FLYING OUTTA AUSTIN.

YOU CAN SEE WITH THE AIRPORTS ACROSS THE NATION, WE HAVE GROWN MORE THAN ANY OTHER MEDIUM AND LARGE HUB IN THE COUNTRY.

UM, THIS IS LARGELY WITH OUR DOMESTIC.

UM, AND ALSO BECAUSE WE HAVE THREE OF OUR MAJOR AIRLINE CARRIERS COMPETING FOR OUR MARKET.

WE CAN SKIP TO THE THREE SLIDES HERE.

I JUST WANNA FOCUS ON, LET'S GO, LET'S SKIP THIS ONE AND WE'LL SKIP THAT ONE.

SO ONE OF THE CHALLENGES THAT WE'LL HAVE OVER THE NEXT, UM, SEVERAL YEARS TO GET OUT AHEAD OF THIS, TO DO ALL OF THIS SEQUENTIALLY, IS TO, UM, UH, IS ALL THE MAJOR PROCUREMENTS WITH ALL THE DESIGN FIRMS, THE, AND THE BUILDERS OUT THERE RIGHT NOW FOR THE PROGRAM.

JUST THE PROGRAM OF THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ALONE.

UM, NO ADDITIONAL SERVICES, CONCESSIONS OR ANYTHING.

WE EXPECT OVER 31 PROCUREMENTS IN THE NEXT 20 MONTHS.

THIS IS A LOT OF, UM, A LOT OF CONTRACTS THAT WE'LL BE PUTTING OUT THERE.

EVERYTHING FROM DESIGN BUILD, ROTATIONAL LIST MATERIAL TESTING, THOSE SORTS OF THINGS THAT WE'RE WORKING ON.

AND WE HAVE THAT PROCUREMENT PLAN NOW AND BEEN WORKING WITH THE PURCHASING TEAM ON THAT.

I'LL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

ONE MORE.

THERE WAS A VIDEO, BUT, UM, UH, UM, FOR BREVITY, WE'LL SKIP THE VIDEO.

I'LL LET Y'ALL VIEW IT ON Y'ALL'S OWN TIME.

UM, BUT I JUST REALLY, THIS IS A DETAILED LIST HERE AND, BUT THESE ARE ALL THE MAJOR PROJECTS IN OUR PROGRAM.

SO WE'LL TALK ABOUT IN THE FUTURE MONTHS ABOUT ELEMENTS IN THE PROGRAM.

IT'S SO BIG THAT A NORMAL PROGRAM WOULD BE ONE OF THESE ELEMENTS.

SO WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE ROBERT JORDAN OPTIMIZATION, THE NEW ARRIVALS, DEPARTURE HALL, CONCOURSE B AND THE TUNNEL, ALL OF THE AIRFIELD WORK WITH THE NEW CROSSFIELD TAXI WAY AND THE UTILITIES AND, AND, UH, WORK THAT WE NEED TO DO WITH THE CENTRAL UTILITY PLANT.

UM, OUR FOCUS RIGHT NOW, WE'VE STARTED WORK.

WE'VE STARTED CONSTRUCTION.

WE'VE STARTED DESIGN A LOT ON THESE ENABLING

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PROJECTS THAT HELP US GET TO THE WORK THAT WE NEED TO DO TO ACTUALLY BUILD THE GATES.

AND WE'RE USING THESE ENABLING PROJECTS NOW TO HELP PROVIDE RELIEF FOR OUR CURRENT OPERATIONS.

AND ON THE FINAL SLIDE IS ACTUALLY THE PICTURE OF EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN BLUE IS WHAT WE'RE TOUCHING.

SO WE'RE TOUCHING EVERYTHING AT THE AIRPORT.

UM, AND SO RIGHT NOW OUR CURRENT PROJECTS ARE ON THE WEST GATES.

UM, ALSO THE CURRENT BAGGAGE PROJECT AND WHAT WE CALL THE WEST INFILL.

THIS WILL BE SOMETHING WE'LL BE COMING BACK IN THE NEXT COUPLE MONTHS TO AMEND THAT CONTRACT WILL BE FOUND AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACTUALLY, UM, UH, SOLVE FOR ADDITIONAL SECURITY CHECKPOINT LANES WHILE WE HAVE THAT CONTRACT IN PLACE.

WE'LL ALSO BE DOING AN INFILL, THE ATRIUM TO PROVIDE MORE QUEUE SPACE.

WE'LL BE WORKING ON A TUNNEL THAT CONNECTS TO, UH, CONCOURSE WITH 20 NEW GATES.

UM, WE'LL BE DEMOING THE RED GARAGE SO THAT WE CAN BUILD NEW ROADWAYS AND A NEW ARRIVALS DEPARTURE HALL.

WE HAVE TO BUILD NEW PARKING GARAGES, BUILD A NEW CENTRAL UTILITY PLANT, MORE PAVEMENT FOR, UM, AIRCRAFT PARKING.

AND THEN ALSO WE HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR INTERNATIONAL GATE CAPACITY BY MODIFYING THE GATES ON THE EAST END TO, TO, UM, HAVE MORE WIDE BODY CAPABILITIES AND ALSO BE ABLE TO BRING IN MORE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS, UM, DURING THOSE PEAK TIMES.

THAT IS AN OVERALL SUMMARY RIGHT NOW.

I THINK THE NEXT STEPS FROM US, UM, WILL BE TO WORK WITH OUR AIRLINE PARTNERS ON REALLY THE SEQUENCING, UM, FINALIZE OUR SCHEDULE AND GET THESE PROCUREMENTS OUT ON THE STREET.

ANY QUESTIONS ON THE PROGRAM? THANK YOU.

THAT IS A LOT TO DIGEST.

YES.

UM, AND I, I SEE A QUESTION FROM COMMISSIONER KUN.

GO ON.

UH, YEAH.

WHAT'S THE LATEST ON WHEN WE THINK THE 20 ADDITIONAL GATES WILL ACTUALLY BE OPEN? WELL, WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS TO BRING ON THE GATES INCREMENTALLY.

WE'RE LOOKING TO PULL THAT IN, BRING ON SOME GATES, UM, INCREMENTALLY IN BUS.

BUT THIS IS SOMETHING IN, UM, MORE IN THE SIX TO EIGHT YEAR RANGE OF BRINGING THOSE GATES ON INCREMENTALLY AT A TIME.

SO, UM, VERSUS FINISHING THAT AND TURNING OVER 20 GATES, WE WANNA BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO HAVE AIR SERVICE.

SO WHEN DID, WHEN WOULD WE HAVE LIKE, THE FIRST GATE AT CONCOURSE B? I MEAN, I ASSUME THERE'S A BIG HURDLE JUST TO HAVE A SINGLE GATE OPEN AT CONCOURSE B.

WHEN IS THE FIRST GATE AT THE NEW CONCOURSE LIKELY TO BE OPEN? RIGHT NOW WE'RE, WE'RE LOOKING IN THE 2028, UM, RANGE.

UM, THESE THINGS THAT WE'RE EVALUATING WITH ALL OF OUR OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS WHERE WE CAN PULL IN AND HAVE, UM, SOME SAVINGS IN OUR SCHEDULES AND PERMITTING IN, IN THE PROCUREMENTS.

AND, UM, WE'RE SEEING A LOT OF GREAT COLLABORATION WITH THOSE DEPARTMENTS.

UM, AND THEN WE'LL BE ABLE TO BRING ON THE PROGRESSIVE, THE DESIGN BUILDER TO HELP US BRING THAT IN MORE.

AND THAT WILL BE, UM, UH, UH, SOMETHING THAT WE WILL HAVE INCENTIVES IN THERE TO, UM, TO, WELL IN, WELL IN INCENTIVIZE, RIGHT? UH, TO INCENTIVIZE EARLY DELIVERY OF THOSE, THOSE GATES, THOSE INCREMENTAL GATES FOR US.

IT'S JUST, IT'S PRETTY AMAZING.

I MEAN, HATS OFF TO EVERYBODY AT THE AIRPORT FOR HANDLING 22 MILLION PASSENGERS OF THE FACILITY DESIGNED TO HANDLE 15.

UM, BUT MAN, WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS BEFORE WE ACTUALLY HAVE THE NEW CONCOURSE OPEN? UH, IT KIND OF FEELS LIKE THE ONLY WAY TO SOLVE THIS IS WITH A TIME MACHINE.

YES.

I MEAN, WE NEED, WE NEED THE COURSE YESTERDAY OR TWO YEARS AGO, OR THREE YEARS AGO.

LIKE WE, NOT JUST FIVE YEARS FROM NOW IS, I'M JUST WONDERING WHERE THIS IS LEADING.

IS, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE WE COULD DO AS A BOARD OR THAT THE CITY COULD DO TO HELP MAKE ANY OF THIS GO FASTER? RIGHT NOW? I THINK WE'RE, WE'RE SEEING, UM, A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM OUR OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS AND CITY MANAGER OFFICE RIGHT NOW TO HELP US TO ALLEVIATE THOSE ISSUES SO THAT WE CAN GO FASTER TO DO THIS.

SORRY, I KNOW I ASKED A FEW QUESTIONS.

IT FEELS LIKE THIS IS THE TOP TOPIC WITH THE AIRPORT IS CONSTANTLY LIKE, HOW DO WE, HOW DO WE GO FASTER? YEAH.

IF THERE'S ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP.

I, I, I, THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE THING I CAN THINK OF THAT I'D LIKE TO SEE IF WE CAN BE HELPFUL WITH, IS HOW CAN WE MAKE, EVERYBODY KNOWS WE NEED TO DO THIS.

THERE'S LIKE NO DEBATE ABOUT THE NEED FOR IT, IT'S JUST, IS THERE ANYTHING THAT WE CAN DO TO HELP IT GO FASTER? LET US KNOW.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

UM, THAT'S, WILL THIS, WILL THIS DECK BE PART OF THE, UM, BACKUP FOR THE MEETING? YES, MA'AM.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND DO, OH, I'M SORRY.

GO AHEAD.

HI, SUMMER.

HI, MY NAME IS PATRICK.

I'M THE NEW, THE NEW PERSON HERE.

AND, UH, GOT A LOT TO LEARN.

AND SO FORGIVE ME FOR THIS QUESTION.

REALLY, IM IMPRESSED AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL THE WORK THAT'S GOING ON BY THE WHOLE TEAM.

UM,

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IS ANYTHING CONCERNING TO YOU AT ALL IN THE TEAM ON THE FINANCIAL FRONT? IN OTHER WORDS, DO YOU SEE THAT PROGRAM AS FULLY FUNDED OR ARE THERE ANY GAPS OR NEEDS OR CHALLENGES THAT TEAM AUSTIN IS GONNA HAVE IN MOVING FORWARD? I KNOW YOU HAVE THE PHYSICAL WORK OF CONSTRUCTION MM-HMM.

, BUT ARE THERE ANY FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS ALONG THE WAY? ARE YOU FEELING GOOD ABOUT WHERE WE ARE? UM, FROM A DOLLARS STANDPOINT? YEAH.

I'LL, I'LL LET MOKI AND RAJIV, UM, STEP IN AND, AND THIS WILL BE REGARDING LIKE THE, THE SUPPORT OF THE AIRLINES AND, AND GETTING THEIR BACKING ON THIS.

AND WE DON'T NEED TO GO DOWN A RABBIT HOLE IF I DON'T WANNA PULL US AWAY, BUT JUST CURIOUS.

YEAH.

JUST FUNDAMENTALLY AT A HIGH LEVEL, UH, SORRY.

MOKI PATEL, CHIEF OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE FOR THE AIRPORT.

UH, GOOD AFTERNOON COMMISSIONERS.

I, I THINK WHAT WE'RE STILL WORKING ON IS ROUGH ORDER OF MAGNITUDE AND SIZE OF THE PROGRAM AS WE REFINE EACH OF THESE COMPONENTS.

AND WE SET UP THE PROGRAM OF DELIVERY SCHEDULES AND TIMELINES CUZ EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE BUILT.

UH, SOME THINGS WILL BE BUILT SIMULTANEOUSLY.

SOME THINGS WILL BE BUILT SEQUENTIALLY.

AND SO AS WE GET FURTHER INTO THE SUMMER MONTHS, MOSTLY INTO THE, INTO THE FALL CYCLE, I THINK WILL HELP US UNDERSTAND THE COLOR OF MONEY THAT WE'LL BE CHASING.

UM, IF IT'S BOND FUNDS, IF IT'S CASH ON HAND, IF IT'S, UM, DIFFERENT TYPES OF FUNDING MECHANISMS, LOANS.

UH, THERE'S A PROGRAM CALLED THE TIFIA LOAN PROCESS.

SO WE WILL LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE, UM, AND THEN WE'LL LEVERAGE, UH, MOST OF OUR DEBT CAPACITY TO MAKE SURE THAT SUMMER HAS THE RESOURCES TO ACCELERATE WHATEVER'S NECESSARY TO BUILD.

UH, WE ALSO NEED THE SUPPORT OF OUR AIRLINES, AND THAT'S A BIG PART OF THIS CONVERSATION THAT WE HAVEN'T TEED UP YET, WHICH IS WAITING FOR SOME BROADER COST ESTIMATING TO HAPPEN.

AND, UH, A LOT OF THAT PROGRAMMATIC WORK IS STILL HAPPENING LATER THIS YEAR.

SO, UM, THAT'S PART OF JONATHAN'S QUESTIONING IS, IS THERE'S SO MUCH WORK THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN, UM, TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS, BUT LATER IN THE FALL, WE'LL BE ABLE TO THEN PUT THE GOALPOSTS IN PLACE OF WHAT WE'LL BE FUNDING, UM, AND THEN FIGURE OUT COLOR OF MONEY OF HOW WE PAY FOR IT.

UM, AND HAPPY TO DISCUSS ALL OF THOSE THINGS, UM, THROUGH WORKING GROUPS OR HOWEVER YOU'D LIKE TO BE COMMUNICATED WITH AS WE LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FUNDING AND FINANCING OF THE PROGRAM.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S SO HELPFUL.

AND I, AND I GUESS AT, AT SOME POINT FALL-ISH, THERE WILL BE PLAN OF FINANCE OR, OR SOMETHING THAT SPEAKS TO THE VARIOUS SOURCES AND TIMING OF SOURCES.

ABSOLUTELY.

WE WILL BE LOOKING AT ALL KINDS OF GRANT OPPORTUNITIES, UM, UH, E D A GRANTS.

THERE'S, UH, UH, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GRANTS.

THERE'S ALL KINDS OF FUNDING STREAMS OUT THERE THAT WE HAVEN'T EVEN TOUCHED YET.

UM, AND SO WE'LL BE LOOKING AT CREATIVE WAYS OF FINANCING THE PROGRAM TOO.

THANK YOU.

AND THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK.

OKAY.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANKS INDEED.

THANK YOU.

THOSE WERE EXCELLENT QUESTIONS.

UM, SUMMER, ARE YOU GONNA CONTINUE ON TO SIX A A QUICK BRIEFING ABOUT INDUSTRY DAY? YES.

ALL RIGHT.

GET THE PRESENTATION UP ACTUALLY WHILE WE'RE WAITING FOR THE PRESENTATION TO LOAD.

UM, DO WE DO HAVE AGENDA ITEM FIVE, WHICH HAS TO DO WITH THE, UM, THE PROGRAM ELEMENTS FOR THE AUSTIN, I MEAN THE AIRPORT EXPANSION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

AND THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE, UM, PRESENTED BY LYNN ESTABROOK.

AND IS THERE BACKUP IN OUR PACKET THAT'S POSTED FOR YOUR PRESENTATION, LYNN? YES.

OKAY.

UM, WELL, WE'RE, OKAY, WE'LL JUMP BACK TO FIVE.

I'M SORRY.

GO AHEAD.

SUMMER.

OKAY.

UM, SO LET'S, UM, LET'S GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE HERE.

UM, SO ON APRIL 19TH, UM, THE, THE US TEAM WITH OUR, UM, OUR CITY DEPARTMENT, UM, OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS, UM, THE PURCHASING, THE CAPITAL CONTRACTING AND SMB R HOSTED A INDUSTRY DAY, UM, SUPPORTING THE, THE A E DP.

IT WAS HELD AT THE ALUMNI CENTER ON THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CAMPUS.

UM, WE HAD OVER CLOSE TO 500 REGISTRANTS REGISTRATIONS, AND THEN OVER 400 IN ATTENDANCE.

AND AT 310 FIRMS WERE, WERE REPRESENTED AT HERE.

UM, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS PROGRAM IN GENERAL AND, UM, WHAT WOULD LOOK LIKE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL PROPOSER, UM, ON, ON THESE CONTRACTS, ESPECIALLY THE CONTRACTS THAT WILL BE COMING OUT, THE PROCUREMENTS COMING OUT IN THE NEXT YEAR.

YOU KNOW, THE NEXT SLIDE, ? YEAH, SO THE

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS, WE HAD FOUR BREAKOUT SESSIONS THAT WENT OVER, UM, MORE DETAILED SCOPE OF THE PROGRAM, WHETHER IT WAS THE BARBARA JORDAN, UM, OP OPTIMIZATION, THE CONCOURSE TUNNEL, UM, UTILITIES, AND EVEN THE RIVALS DEPARTURE HALL.

WE ALSO HAD SESSIONS FOR OUR SMALL AND MINORITY BUSINESSES, UM, SO THAT THEY COULD LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE CITY AND ALSO HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR, YOUR, YOUR PROPOSAL PROCESSES, YOUR, THE PROCESS OF SUBMITTING YOUR SUBMITTALS.

UM, WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW BUSINESSES IN, UM, YOU KNOW, IN PARTNERSHIP AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH LIKE THE OLD FIRMS OR OUR, OUR, OUR CURRENT PARTNERS.

UM, THERE IS ENOUGH WORK WE NEED.

WE NEED ALL FIRMS HERE.

WE NEED THE WORKFORCE TO BE DEVELOPED.

SO THIS WAS A, UM, I WOULD SAY A VERY SUCCESSFUL EVENT AND WE ARE STARTING TO ALREADY START TO PLAN OUR OTHER OUTREACH EVENTS.

LET'S GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SO WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON, UM, OUR CONTRACTOR OUTREACH AND OUR CO STRATEGY WITH THE SBR TEAM.

LET'S GO TO THE NEXT STEPS.

UM, WE'VE DEVELOPED FOUR PILLARS OF THAT PLAN, OUTREACH, CONTRACT COMPLIANCE, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

UM, CONTRACT COMPLIANCE IS SOMETHING THAT IS UNDER SBR R'S UMBRELLA, AND THEY'VE ALREADY COMMITTED TO HAVING EMBEDDED TEAM WITH US.

AND ON THE OUTREACH COMPONENT IS SOMETHING THAT WE WORK TOGETHER WITH.

UM, ONE OF THE GOALS THAT WE'VE SET FOR THE PROGRAM IS TO INCREASE THE POOL OF FIRMS BY 30 PER, AT MINIMUM 30% OF THE SCOPE OF THE WORK THAT THE ADP WILL HAVE.

UM, AND NOW WE'LL CONTINUE, WE'RE KICKING OFF OUR, OUR STRATEGIES ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AS WELL.

AND THEN THE FINAL SLIDE, UM, OUR NEXT INDUSTRY DAY BIG EVENT WILL BE NOVEMBER 9TH.

UM, WE DID HAVE A CONFLICT WITH THE F1 EVENTS OF OUR ORIGINALLY PROPOSED DATES.

SO WE ARE CHANGING THAT TO NOVEMBER 9TH, AND IT'LL BE FOCUSED ON, UM, MORE OF THE TECHNICAL COMPONENTS AT THAT POINT OF THE PROJECTS AND THE PROCUREMENTS THAT'LL BE COMING OUT IN THE NEXT, UH, THE SIX TO NINE MONTHS AFTER THAT.

UM, SO REALLY FOCUSED ON THE CONCOURSE AND THE TUNNEL, UH, PROJECT ON, ON THAT INDUSTRY DAY.

WE ALSO PLAN TO HAVE MANY MORE NETWORKING EVENTS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES BEFORE THEN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, ANY QUESTIONS? YEAH, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM COMMISSIONERS REMOTELY OR IN PERSON? UM, I GUESS I HAVE A QUESTION SPEAKING TO, UM, SECRETARY ROSE'S PREVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT THE FINANCING OF THIS MM-HMM.

, THESE ARE CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES MM-HMM.

, BUT THERE WILL, I PRESUME, WILL ALSO BE NEW FINANCING OPPORTUNITIES.

UM, AND MAYBE THAT'S A, A LATER QUESTION.

I KNOW THAT THE CITY TENDS TO RELY ON THE SAME TEAMS TO GO FOR BONDING, AND THE WORLD IS DIFFERENT THAN IT WAS WHEN THE AIRPORT WAS FIRST BUILT.

THERE'LL BE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT IN THE FUTURE.

OKAY.

YEAH.

OKAY.

LYNN, ESTABROOK ITEM, AGENDA ITEM.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

SUMMER.

OH, I DO SEE A HAND FROM, UH, COMMISSIONER C**N.

GO AHEAD, JONATHAN.

ALRIGHT.

JUST TO FOLLOW UP, I KIND OF HANDED IT THIS EARLIER IF I, I THINK IF THE NUMBERS I'VE SEEN BEFORE, RIGHT? WE HAD, LIKE, IN 2013, IT WAS ABOUT 10 MILLION PASSENGERS, AND THEN 2018 WAS LIKE ALMOST 16 MILLION PASSENGERS.

YES.

AND THEN LAST YEAR, OVER 21 MILLION PASSENGERS MM-HMM.

, I MEAN, IT, THE GROWTH RATES OUT ASTOUNDING.

I WOULD ASSUME LAST YEAR WAS ALSO CONSTRAINED.

LIKE WE COULD PROBABLY, THERE WAS DEMAND FOR MORE, BUT WE JUST DIDN'T HAVE CAPACITY FOR MORE PASSENGERS.

WE STILL HAD, WE S GO AHEAD.

WE STILL, UM, RECEIVED, UH, WE STILL WERE ABLE TO DEVELOP SERVICE.

IT WAS WITHIN, UM, UM, OFF, WE CALL 'EM OFF IN THE SHOULDER PERIOD, SO OFF PEAK OPPORTUNITIES.

AND WE WERE STILL ABLE TO BRING IN THAT, THAT SERVICE.

UM, ONE OF OUR TASKS FOR US IS TO, TO FIGURE OUT OTHER WAYS DURING THIS TIME TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ON THOSE FLIGHTS, WHETHER IT WOULD BE REMOTE GATES, THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.

UM, WE'RE LOOKING INTO ALL OF THOSE OPTIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T SLOW DOWN THAT AIR SERVICE GROWTH AT THE AIRPORT IN THIS PROGRAM.

SO WHAT DO WE THINK, UH, THE, THE, THE DEMAND WILL BE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW WHEN THE NEW CONCOURSE IS MM-HMM.

, YOU KNOW, BARELY STARTING TO OPEN, GIVEN WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN THE PAST.

DO WE HAVE AN ESTIMATE FOR WHAT THE PASSENGER DEMAND WOULD BE FIVE YEARS OUT? MM-HMM.

, UM, BY 20 28, 20 29, WE'LL BE, WHEN WE HIT ABOUT 30 MILLION ANNUAL PASSENGERS.

UM, WE WEREN'T PLANNING, THAT WAS NOT SOMETHING FORECASTED IN 2019 TO HIT TILL 2040.

SO WE ARE MOVING UP, UM, IN THIS PROGRAM A LOT MORE OF THAT WORK TO TRY TO GET OUT AHEAD OF THAT, UM, SO THAT WE

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CAN, UM, SO WE WON'T BE IN THIS SITUATION, UM, BUT IT WILL TAKE, UM, SEVERAL YEARS FOR US TO BUILD OUR WAY OUT OF IT.

IS THAT, THAT'S DOUBLE WHAT OUR DESIGNED CAPACITY IS, RIGHT? ROUGHLY, YES.

YES.

AND WE'RE, WE'RE LOOKING AT THOSE RELIEF PROJECTS, UM, THAT WE TALK ABOUT WITH THE BAGGAGE HANDLING SYSTEM THAT WILL ALLOW US TO PROCESS UP TO 4,000 BAGS PER HOUR.

THAT DOES MEAN IN MY, THAT GETS ME TO, UM, WELL PAST 20 30, 20 35 BY ADDING THEN THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT THAT WE'RE A BE ABLE TO ADD 10 NEW CHECKPOINT LANES AS WELL.

SO WE'RE, WE'RE PROVIDING THOSE OPPORTUNITIES IN THESE OTHER PROJECTS THAT WE CALL RELIEF TO, TO GIVE THE RELIEF TO THE OPERATION, BUT IT WILL ALSO HELP US CONTINUE TO GROW DURING THIS TIME BEFORE A NEW ARRIVALS DEPARTURE HALL IS, IS COMPLETE.

THAT'S WHAT THAT OPTIMIZATION IS ABOUT.

AND THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE'LL BE FIGURING OUT IN THOSE PROJECTS.

DO WE HAVE AN EXAMPLE OF ANOTHER AIRPORT THAT'S EVER HANDLED TWICE THE CAPACITY THE AIRPORT WAS DESIGNED FOR AND LIKE HOW THEY DEALT WITH IT? I DO NOT KNOW.

UM, REIKI VIC, HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE REIKI VIC AIRPORT? THAT'S A GOOD ONE.

IN ICELAND? NO.

THEY'LL, THERE'LL BE CHANGES.

I MEAN, THEY WENT FROM LIKE THOUSANDS OF FLIGHTS TO LIKE 2000 FLIGHTS.

AREN EXCUSE.

IT'S PROBABLY, I, MAYBE IT'S A LOT BIGGER THAN I THINK IT IS.

YEAH, WE'RE LOOKING AT OTHER SCENARIOS.

THEY'LL HAVE TO BE BUSING TO GATES, THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.

I MEAN, THESE ARE THINGS THAT WILL HAVE TO BE IN PLACE TO, TO HELP US GROW, UM, WHILE WE'RE BUILDING.

AND THOSE, THOSE ARE THE, THOSE ARE THOSE PART OF THOSE RELIEF PROJECTS THAT, THAT WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO AND BRING THOSE CONTRACTS FORWARD, UM, AS WELL.

IT'S A TOUGH TASK.

ANYWAY, SORRY.

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WORK ON IT.

I JUST, IT'S A NUMBER ONE THING PEOPLE ASK ME ABOUT IS LIKE, WHAT CAN WE DO TO GO FASTER? I THINK THE MAIN REASON PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT IS THE ONLY THING LEFT TO GIVE IS, IS FAIRES, RIGHT? I MEAN, THE, THE COST FOR A TICKET'S GOING TO SKYROCKET FOR PEOPLE IN AUSTIN.

UM, IF WE DON'T DO ANYTHING TO INCREASE CAPACITY, IT SEEMS LIKE THAT'S THE LOGICAL CONCLUSION OF BEING CAPACITY CONSTRAINED AND DEMAND CONTINUING TO GROW.

WE'RE JUST GONNA SEE FARES GO UP.

UM, THAT'S A, I CAN'T, UH, I DON'T THINK I CAN ANSWER ON THE AIRLINE SIDE.

I WILL SAY WE ARE, UM, WE ARE BENEFITING RIGHT NOW FROM COMPETITION OF THREE AIRLINES GOING AFTER OUR MARKET.

SO, UM, I THINK THAT IS GOOD NEWS.

UM, AND THAT WE CONTINUE TO BENEFIT FROM, I, I LOVE THAT PART OF OUR MODEL.

I THINK IT'S BRILLIANT.

THAT'S GREAT.

IT'S JUST LIKE IF WE HAVE MORE PASSENGERS, MORE DEMAND THAN WE HAVE SEATS, LIKE THEN PRICE IS GOING TO KEEP CLIMBING FOR FOLKS.

OKAY.

WELL, IT'S, THEY'RE CLIMBING ANYWAY, SO, UM, YES, I'M GONNA MOVE ON.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU JONATHAN.

AND THANK YOU SUMMER.

UM, GOOD AFTERNOON,

[5. AUS AEDP/Capital Improvement Program Active Projects Update provided by Lyn Estabrook, Division Manager, Planning and Development.]

UM, COMMISSIONERS LYNN, ESTHER BURKE, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION MANAGER, AND I'M HERE TO SPEAK ON ITEM FIVE, WHICH IS THE ONGOING ACTIVE CAPITAL PROJECTS.

IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN YOUR BACKUP.

I DON'T KNOW IF, UM, YOU GUYS HAVE IT IN YOUR BACKUP OR NOT.

UM, WE HAVE A LIST OF PROCUREMENTS.

UM, THIS IS A LIST THAT WE'RE ACTIVELY WORKING ON AND WE ARE TRYING TO GET MORE, UM, GRANULAR ABOUT WHAT'S COMING UP.

AS SUMMER HAD MENTIONED, THERE'S ABOUT 31 THAT WE'RE LOOKING OVER IN THE NEXT 20 TO 21 MONTHS.

SO AS WE NARROW DOWN AND FOCUS OVER THE NEXT COMING MONTHS, WE'LL BE ABLE TO TELL YOU MORE SPECIFICALLY WHICH PROCUREMENTS ARE COMING OUT.

BUT WE DO HAVE CONCOURSE, UM, 80 HALL ROADS.

ALL THOSE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS ARE GOING TO BE WITHIN THAT 20 MONTH TIME PERIOD.

NEXT, UM, I JUST WANNA GIVE YOU A BRIEF, UM, THE THREE, THE WESTGATE PROJECT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

YOU MAY NOT SEE A CRANE OR ANYTHING.

THAT'S BECAUSE THEY'RE WORKING ON THE, UM, EXISTING, UM, UH, OLD, UM, WALKWAYS THAT WE USED FOR THE WEST GATES, UH, FOR THE NINE GATES.

AND THEY'RE RETROFITTING THOSE OLD WALKWAYS SO THAT WE CAN USE 'EM AGAIN.

UM, NEXT, UM, CARGO, UM, IT'S UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

I THINK WE'LL HAVE SOME, UM, GREAT PICTURES NEXT MONTH AS THEY'RE MOVING TO, TO DO THE SKIN NEXT.

UM, THE BAGGAGE HANDLING ONE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AS, UM, THIS IS AN ACTIVE PROJECT THAT SUMMER MENTIONED IS RELIEVING, UM, THE CONSTRUCTION WE HAVE FOR BAGGAGE NEXT.

UM, THIS IS A MIDFIELD, UM, TAX AWAY INVESTIGATION.

SO A LOT OF THE

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EARLY WORK FOR THE TAXA AND THE AIRFIELD IN TERMS OF SURVEYING AND GEOTECH TESTING.

NEXT, THIS IS THE MIDFIELD TAXI, A PROJECT THAT'S, UM, IN DESIGN RIGHT NOW.

NEXT, AND THIS IS A DEMO PROJECT THAT, UM, THEY'RE ABOUT TO BEGIN DEMOING A LOT OF THE OLD AIR FORCE BUILDINGS ON SITE NEXT, UM, WE'RE WORKING ON, UM, IMPROVEMENTS ON GATE 13, SOME ADM IMPROVEMENTS WITH NEW, UM, ESCALATORS AND SOME NEW IMPROVEMENTS ON GATE 13.

IT'S A RELIEF GATE FOR, UM, EMERGENCY AND OFF OPS, UH, AIR, AIR, UM, SERVICE THAT COMES IN NEXT.

AND THIS IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AS WELL.

THIS IS IN A, A TENANT PROJECT, BUT WARRANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT IT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

AND THAT'S, UM, AN ACTIVE, UM, PROJECT OF THOSE TANKS GOING UP NEXT.

OKAY.

YOU GUYS HAVE ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS? AND WE'LL WORK, UM, WITH AMY TO MAKE SURE IT'S IN THE PACKET.

JONATHAN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, LYNN.

JONATHAN, DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR, OR IS YOUR HAND UP FROM THE PRIOR? OH, THAT'S FROM PREVIOUSLY.

SORRY.

THAT'S OKAY, LYNN.

THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE.

YEP.

AND, UM, IT, IT, ALL OF THOSE PROJECTS ARE A HUNDRED PERCENT FUNDED FOR THE MOST PART.

YES.

THESE ARE CURRENT ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THAT ARE, UM, PART OF THE EXISTING FUNDING THAT WE HAVE.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU AGAIN.

UM, I THINK THIS WAS PART OF THE POSTED BACKUP.

IT'S NOT IN OUR PAPER BACK.

YEAH, THAT'S WHAT I, I DIDN'T SEE IT IN YOUR PAPER BACKUP, SO, OKAY.

WELL, UM, COMMISSIONERS THAT IS ONLINE AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND WATCHING THE ANIMATION THAT WAS MADE.

I WAS THAT THE, THE VIDEO THAT YOU WERE GONNA SHOW SUMMER? MM-HMM.

.

THERE IS A, A TIME LAPSE KIND OF ANIMATION WITH MUSIC THAT SHOWS THESE PROJECTS, AND IT IS, I WOULD HAVE TO WATCH IT SEVERAL TIMES ON SLOW MOTION TO UNDERSTAND THE SCOPE OF THE WORK.

BUT YOU DID A REALLY GOOD JOB EXPLAINING IT BOTH OF YOU TODAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, MOVING ALONG.

[7. Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program presented by Ramonika Carr, Division Manager, Guest Services.]

VERONICA CARR, THE DIVISION MANAGER FOR GUEST SERVICES, IS GONNA TALK TO US ABOUT HIDDEN DISABILITIES, THE HIGHLIGHT.

GOOD EVENING, VERONICA CARR, UM, THE AIRPORT'S GUEST SERVICES DIVISION MANAGER.

I'M GONNA GIVE YOU, UH, A SUMMARY OF WHERE WE ARE WITH OUR HIDDEN DISABILITY SUNFLOWER PROGRAM THAT WE'VE INTRODUCED AT OUR AIRPORT.

UM, SO, UH, A LITTLE HISTORY ON THAT.

THIS PROGRAM WAS INITIALLY INTRODUCED IN GREAT BRITAIN AT THE GATWICK AIRPORT IN, UM, 2012.

AND IT HAS NOW, UM, GONE ACROSS THE GLOBE TO MANY DIFFERENT OTHER AIRPORTS.

UM, AND ADDITIONALLY TO THAT, IT'S ALSO IN OTHER INDUSTRIES, UM, ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS MUSEUMS, UM, SUPERMARKETS, UH, EVEN SPORTS ARENAS.

YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

A QUICK VIDEO FOR YOU.

SOME DISABILITIES ARE HIDDEN AND NOT IMMEDIATELY OBVIOUS.

SO YOU MAY NOT RECOGNIZE THAT SOMEONE HAS A HIDDEN DISABILITY, NOR UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGES THEY CAN FACE IN THEIR DAILY LIFE.

THE HIDDEN DISABILITY SUNFLOWER HELPS BY DISCREETLY INDICATING THAT THE WEARER HAS A HIDDEN DISABILITY AND MAY NEED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT, HELP, UNDERSTANDING, OR JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME.

SO IF YOU SPOT SOMEONE WHO HAS CHOSEN TO WEAR THE SUNFLOWER, PLEASE BE PATIENT AND ASK IF YOU CAN HELP.

AND DON'T FORGET TO ALWAYS BE KIND AND SHOW RESPECT THE HIDDEN DISABILITY'S SUNFLOWER PROGRAM, MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE.

I LOVE THIS VIDEO CUZ IT'S REALLY SHORT, SWEET, AND QUICK.

AND IT REALLY ALLOWS YOU TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS PROGRAM IS REALLY ABOUT.

UM, IT'S REALLY ABOUT GIVING INDIVIDUALS WITH NON-VISIBLE DISABILITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SELF-IDENTIFY THEMSELVES DISCREETLY IF THEY CHOOSE TO.

UM, THIS ALLOWS EMPLOYEES THE OPPORTUNITY TO, UM, RESPOND TO THEM APPROPRIATELY.

UM, AND SO WE, UH, HAVE CONTINUED, UM, I THINK THERE WERE A COUPLE OF MORE SLIDES ON THERE.

WE, UH, HAVE CONTINUED TO, UM, TRAIN OUR STAFF.

UM, AND THIS IS NOT ONLY AVIATION STAFF.

I WANNA MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND.

THIS IS THE AIRPORT WIDE.

SO THIS INCLUDES CONCESSIONS, UM, AIRLINES, RENTAL CAR, ANYONE, ANY, ANYONE WHO COMES IN CONTACT WITH A CUSTOMER.

WE ENCOURAGE THEM, UM, TO, UM, BE A PART OF THIS.

PASSENGERS, UH, CAN RECEIVE, UM, THE LANYARDS.

IT IS FREE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

UM, THEY JUST

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SIMPLY NEED TO CONTACT US.

THERE ARE THREE WAYS THEY CAN SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON, UH, PICK UP.

UM, THEY CAN EITHER EMAIL US OR CALL US.

THEY ONLY NEED TO PROVIDE THEIR THEIR NAME.

UM, AND WE ALSO ASK THEM FOR THEIR ZIP CODE.

UM, THIS DOES KIND OF HELP US UNDERSTAND THIS.

THE, THE COMMUNITY THAT WE'RE SERVING, UM, THEY DO NOT PROVIDE WHAT THEIR DISABILITY IS OR MAYBE THEIR, UM, NON-VISIBLE DISABILITY.

THEY DO NOT HAVE TO PROVIDE THAT.

UM, ALSO THEY, WE COULD MAIL IT OUT TO THEM OR THEY MAY BE IN THE AIRPORT THAT DAY AND NOTICE SOMEONE LIKE ME WEARING MY, UM, EMPLOYEE BADGE AND WONDER, HEY, WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT? WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LET THEM KNOW THAT AND THEY CAN PICK ONE UP THAT DAY.

BUT WE DO HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COORDINATE BEFORE THEY COME.

WE DON'T WANNA KEEP ANYONE WAITING FOR A LANYARD.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, UM, ALSO WANNA MENTION TO DATE, WE HAVE GIVEN AWAY 176 LANYARDS.

THE PROGRAM JUST STARTED APRIL 1ST.

SO WE'RE AVERAGING ABOUT SEVEN INDIVIDUALS CONTACTING, UH, I'M SORRY, FOUR INDIVIDUALS CONTACTING US DAILY, UM, REQUESTING, UM, UH, TO BE A PART OF THIS PROGRAM.

UM, SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

THE COMMUNITY HAS, UM, REALLY TAKEN THIS AND, UM, EMBRACED THIS.

AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I'M SEEING IS DEFINITELY NEEDED WITH THE AMOUNT OF, UM, CONTACT THAT WE ARE HAVING FROM OUR COMMUNITY.

I WANTED TO END THIS WITH GIVING YOU AND SHOWING YOU THE FACES OF INDIVIDUALS WHO COME IN CONTACT WITH CUSTOMERS EVERY SINGLE DAY AT THE AIRPORT.

THESE INDIVIDUALS, AS YOU CAN SEE, ARE NOT JUST AVIATION INDIVIDUALS, UM, MEANING AIRPORT CITY OF AUSTIN, BUT THESE ARE ALSO AIRLINES, AS I SAID, OTHER INDIVIDUALS THAT MAKE UP OUR COMMUNITY AT THE AIRPORT AND HELP US WITH CUSTOMERS EVERY SINGLE DAY.

WE GIVE THEM THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF THIS.

THIS IS NOT MANDATORY.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THEY ARE WANTING TO DO.

AND WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TRAIN OVER 300 EMPLOYEES, UM, SINCE MARCH.

AND WE CONTINUE TO TRAIN, AS YOU KNOW, WE CONTINUE TO HAVE NEW PEOPLE, SO WE WANNA MAKE SURE THAT WE GIVE THEM THAT OPPORTUNITY.

UM, SO THAT ENDS MY PRESENTATION.

UM, IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SUNFLOWER LANYARD PROGRAM, I AM AVAILABLE HERE TO ANSWER MS CAR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING TODAY AND FOR, AND TO AUSTIN AIRPORT FOR ADOPTING THIS PROGRAM.

AS YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD SOME DIFFICULTIES IN THE PAST WITH MISCOMMUNICATIONS, WITH HEARING IMPAIRED AND DEATH PASSENGERS, AND THEY'VE BEEN RESOLVED, BUT I THINK THIS WILL HELP IN AS MUCH AS STAFF ACROSS ALL THE, UM, AIRPORT IS, IS TRAINED TO KNOW WHAT THE SUNFLOWER LANYARD MEANS.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, TRACY.

GOOD AFTERNOON AGAIN.

[Items 8 & 9]

TRACY THOMPSON, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER.

I'LL BE SPEAKING OR PRESENTING ITEMS EIGHT AND NINE ON YOUR AGENDA TODAY.

UM, AT THE REQUEST OF THE COMMISSIONERS, WE, UH, ARE PROVIDING, WE PROVIDE A WRITTEN UPDATE TO THE STATUS OF THE LITIGATION FOR THE CONCESSION AND LEASE AGREEMENT FOR THE SOUTH TERMINAL FACILITY.

IT IS ON PAGE 23.

IT'S BEEN, UH, PROVIDED BY LEGAL COUNSEL AND ALTHOUGH WE'RE IN LITIGATION, I PROBABLY CAN'T ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY, UH, QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT'S BEEN WRITTEN, I'LL BE PLEASED TO ANSWER ANYTHING.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND, UM, ITEM NUMBER NINE, AGAIN, THE REQUEST OF THE COMMISSIONERS.

UM, WE HAVE PROVIDED A COPY OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UM, OFFICE OF THE CITY AUDITOR REPORT RELATED TO JACQUELINE AFF, THE FORMER AUSTIN CEO.

WE HAVE PROVIDED THAT IN ITS ENTIRETY.

THANK YOU FOR THE LINKS.

I DO HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT ITEM EIGHT, WHICH IS THAT, UM, THE MEMORANDUM, WHICH I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU EXPLAINING THIS TO US, UM, SAYS THAT THE CASE, UM, HAS A MAY 13TH, UM, JURY SETTING.

AND I WAS WONDERING, DOES THAT HAPPEN ON THE WEEKENDS? THE TRIALS ARE ON SATURDAY.

OH.

UM, IF THAT ISN'T THE EXACT DATE, THAT WAS THE DATE THAT THE LAW FIRM GAVE TO ME, BUT IT'S PROBABLY NOT A SATURDAY.

IT'S PROBABLY GONNA BE THE 12TH OF THE FOLLOWING MONDAY.

SO I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

IT'S, IT'S 2024.

IT'S 2024.

AH-HA.

OH, WELL, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

IT IS FOR NEXT YEAR.

AH, MY MISTAKE.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ANYTHING ELSE? THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NO, THANK YOU.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

QUESTIONS, COMMISSIONERS.

OKAY, LET'S MOVE

[10. Authorize an amendment to a contract for architectural and engineering services for the Airport Principal Architect/Engineer, with HNTB Corporation, to increase the amount by $27,000,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $52,000,000.]

ALONG TO OUR ACTION ITEMS. WE HAVE, UM,

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ITEM NUMBER 10 IS, UH, AN AN INCREASE OF A CON AUTHORIZED AN AMENDMENT TO A CONTRACT FOR ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE AIRPORT PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT ENGINEER WITH H N T B CORPORATION TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY 27 MILLION FOR A REVISED TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT, NOT TO EXCEED $52 MILLION.

UM, DO WE HAVE SOMEONE HERE TO SPEAK TO THAT? GOOD AFTERNOON.

JENNIFER WILLIAMS OVER THE PLANNING TEAM AT AUSTIN.

UM, I THINK YOU GUYS HAVE GOTTEN YOUR INFORMATION IN THE BACKUP, SO I'LL JUST SEE IF YOU GUYS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS IN REGARDS TO THE CONTRACT EXTENSION.

COMMISSIONERS.

ANY QUESTIONS? DO WE HAVE A MOTION? UH, MOTION BY, UM, COMMISSIONER YOUNG? IS THERE A SECOND? I'LL SECOND.

OH, THERE IS A TIE.

I'M GONNA GIVE IT TO JEREMY.

UM, THANK YOU JEREMY.

UM, ANY QUESTIONS, ANY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THIS ITEM? UM, I DO HAVE A QUESTION THAT IS THAT ALL OF THE, UM, THIS CONTRACT IS FOR DESIGN ONLY.

THIS IS NOT, THERE WILL BE NO SHOVELS OR LARGE EQUIPMENT.

THIS IS JUST FOR PROJECTS TO GET READY TO HIRE SOMEBODY TO DESIGN OR WILL THE TUNNEL DESIGN BE PART OF THIS, OR WILL THE TERMINAL DESIGN BE PART OF THIS ADDITIONAL CONTRACT NOW? NO, THIS CONTRACT DOES NOT DESIGN ITS PROGRAMMING TO BE ABLE TO PUT THOSE PDDS OR THOSE, UM, BRIDGING DOCUMENTS OUT FOR DESIGN TEAMS TO BID ON.

OKAY.

YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO TELL US WHAT A PD D IS.

I HAVE A GUESS THAT IT'S A PRO PRODUCTION, JUST A DOCUMENT OF ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS THAT WOULD GO IN AND SCOPE THAT WOULD BE ABLE TO GIVE THE DESIGN TEAM A SUMMARY OF WHAT THEY WOULD NEED TO BID ON.

OKAY.

SO COMMISSIONERS, WE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS, THESE ARE WHAT YOU DO AHEAD OF TIME BEFORE HIRING THE ARCHITECT AND ENGINEERS TO ACTUALLY DESIGN THE TERMINAL AND THE BRIDGE AND OR THE TUNNEL RATHER.

UM, ARE WE, SO ARE WE READY TO VOTE THOSE IN FAVOR OF INCREASING THIS FEE AMOUNT? NINE.

OKAY.

UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU ALL.

THANK YOU, JENNIFER.

ITEM NUMBER 11

[11. Authorize negotiation and execution of amendments to six retail food and beverage concession lease agreements with Brazos Concessions Co./Salt Lick Joint Venture; AUS Plus Retail, LLC; DNC AUS Plus F&B, LLC; Paradies Lagardere @ AUS, LLC; News and Gift Shops International- Austin Joint Venture; and Host International, Inc., to extend the term of these agreements by four years, provide additional enhancements to product offerings, and require additional capital investments.]

IS TO AUTHORIZE NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION OF AMENDMENTS TO SIX RETAIL FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONCESSION LEASE AGREEMENTS WITH BRAZOS CONCESSIONS COMPANY, SALT LAKE JOINT VENTURE PLUS RETAIL LLC, DNC OS PLUS F AND B I GUESS THAT'S FOOD AND BEVERAGE LLC.

I'M GONNA MESS THIS UP HERE.

PARADI LAGAR DARE AT OS LLC NEWS AND GIFT SHOPS INTERNATIONAL AUSTIN JOINT VENTURE AND HOST INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED TO EXTEND THESE AGREEMENTS BY FOUR YEARS PROVIDED, PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ENHANCEMENTS TO PRODUCT OFFERINGS AND REQUIRE ADDITIONAL CAPITAL INVESTMENTS.

HELLO? HELLO AGAIN.

UH, AGAIN, COMMISSIONERS MOKI PATEL, CHIEF OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE.

I'M ACCOMPANIED BY MY DIVISION MANAGER, JOHN GALLO TODAY.

UM, HE'S OUR DIVISION MANAGER OVER ALL OF OUR FOOD AND, UH, BEVERAGE AND PROPERTIES ROLES HERE AT THE AIRPORT.

UM, THIS, UH, AMENDMENT, UH, OR THIS, UH, COUNCIL ACTION WOULD AUTHORIZE AN EXTENSION OF FOUR ADDITIONAL YEARS FOR THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATORS AT AUSTIN BERGSTROM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

UM, WE'VE HAD SOME EXTENSIVE CHALLENGES, UH, THROUGH THE COVID YEARS.

UM, OBVIOUSLY THE FIRST INITIAL 10 YEAR CONTRACTS THAT WERE BID, UM, DIDN'T ACCOUNT FOR SHUTDOWNS AND CLOSURES AND, UH, THE POST COVID IMPACT, WHICH HAS BEEN A MAJORITY OF, OF WHICH IS WE'VE SEEN INCREASE IN LABOR EXPENSES, UH, UH, COST OF HEALTHCARE, PROVIDING GOOD, GOOD EMPLOYEES WITH GOOD WAGES, AS WELL AS SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES AND FOOD COST.

JUST, UH, THE AMOUNT OF INCREASES WE'VE HAD TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT FOR BRISKET WAS, UH, A REALLY BIG CHALLENGE FOR US BECAUSE IT IS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST SELLERS AT THE AIRPORT.

UM, TACOS, YOU NAME IT, HAS, HAS SEEN A BIG CHALLENGE.

AND SO, UH, RATHER THAN ADJUSTING, UM, OUR POLICIES THAT DICTATE, UH, FOOD PRICING AT THE AIRPORT, UH, WE'VE WORKED OUT, UH, AN AGREEMENT THAT WHERE THE CONCESSIONAIRES WILL GET AN ADDITIONAL FOUR YEAR, UH, UH, TIME CYCLE TO RECOVER THESE EXPENSES AS WELL AS THEY WILL MAKE AN ADDITIONAL, UH, REINVESTMENT IN THE PROGRAM.

WE'RE ABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH THE INITIAL 10 YEARS TODAY, UH, WHERE THEY'RE REQUIRED TO MAKE A LARGE CAPITAL INVESTMENT TO BRING ALL OF THEIR STOREFRONTS BACK TO

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WHAT WE CALL OPEN DAY, FRESH OR OPEN DAY READINESS, UH, KEEPING EVERYTHING, YOU KNOW, FURNITURE, FLOORING, FIXTURES, UH, LIGHTING, ALL OF THAT, KEEPING IT CURRENT.

UM, SO BY ADDING THE ADDITIONAL FOUR YEARS, WE MADE AN ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE CONCESSIONS TO DO THAT AGAIN.

UM, AT THE 10 YEAR MARK, UH, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO SEE, UM, PERCENTAGE RENT INCREASES, WHICH IS THE COMPONENT OF THE REVENUE STREAM THAT WE COLLECT, UH, FROM THE CONCESSIONAIRES, UH, AS WELL AS MAINTAINING LIVING WAGE.

UM, SO IN THE BACKUP, I BELIEVE THERE IS A SUPPORT LETTER FROM THE UNION, UM, THAT SUPPORTS THESE POSITIONS.

WE HAVE, UH, 600 EMPLOYEES, UH, AT THE PEAK OF OUR PROGRAM IN 2019.

I DON'T HAVE CURRENT NUMBERS TODAY, UH, THAT WERE BADGED THAT WORK IN OUR, IN OUR CONCESSIONS PROGRAM.

AND OF COURSE, THERE'S EVERY POSITION AT THE AIRPORT.

WE HAVE ABOUT 6,000, UH, BADGE HOLDERS THE LAST COUNT THAT I HAD.

UM, AND, AND THE DOWNSTREAM EFFECT OF THOSE FAMILIES THAT BENEFIT FROM, UH, GOOD, GOOD LIVING WAGE JOBS AT THE AIRPORT IS, IS A TREMENDOUS ECONOMIC IMPACT TO OUR COMMUNITY.

SO, UM, THIS WILL, UH, SUPPORT THAT.

UM, IT WILL ALSO, UM, ALLOW THE AIRPORT TO, UH, INCREASE OUR OPERATIONAL HOURS FOR OUR CONCESSION AIR.

SO WE CONTINUE TO EBB AND FLOW AS OUR PASSENGER NUMBERS EBB AND FLOW THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

UH, WE'RE SEEING A LOT MORE LATE EVENING DEPARTURES AND A LOT MORE OUTSIDE OF THE NORMAL BANK AS, AS SUMMER MENTIONED, SHOULDER PERIODS.

UM, AND SO WE, WE'VE GOT COMMITMENTS FROM OUR CONCESSION PAR PARTNERS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE MEET THAT CUSTOMER DEMAND LATE INTO THE EVENING.

ALSO.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR ME? THANK YOU.

I DID READ IN THE BACKUP THERE, UM, AND WE HAD A DISCUSSION EARLIER THIS WEEK.

THE, THE, AT THE PRE, THEY'RE, THE OFFICERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A PRE AGENDA MEETING.

AND WE DID ASK, I ASKED ABOUT THE, THE VERY, VERY EXTREMELY MODEST, UH, INCREASE IN RENT MM-HMM.

OVER THAT TIME PERIOD THAT DOESN'T TRACK AT ALL WITH WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN AUSTIN OR INFLATION.

HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE GREATER REVENUE TO THE AIRPORT IN OTHER STREAMS WITH THE QUANTITY OF, UM, DOLLAR OR THE AMOUNT OF DOLLARS THAT ARE TRANSACTED BECAUSE OF THIS EXPANSION OF THE PROGRAM.

IS THAT CORRECT? SO THE, THE PERCENTAGE RENT THAT INCREASES EVERY THREE YEARS IS ON EACH CATEGORY.

SO WE HAVE RANGES FROM 10 TO 18%.

WE MIGHT COLLECT 18% ON CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF FOOD.

WE MAY COLLECT DIFFERENT PERCENTAGES ON RETAIL PRODUCTS OR, OR T-SHIRTS.

UM, AND SO IT VARIES THROUGHOUT ALL THE PRODUCTS THAT ARE SOLD THROUGH THE TRAVEL, RETAIL AND THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE COMPONENTS OF A PROGRAM.

UM, SO EACH OF THOSE 60 LOCATIONS THAT WE HAVE AT THE AIRPORT, UM, HAVE VARIATIONS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF RENT.

AND SO WHAT THAT, UH, HALF A PERCENT, UM, EVERY THREE YEARS IS FOR ALL THE CATEGORIES TRADITIONAL ACROSS THE INDUSTRY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

WELL, I APPRECIATE THE, UM, ENDORSEMENT OF THE CONTRACT FROM THE UNION, AND, UM, ALSO WE HAVE SOME MEMBERS OF THE, UM, OF SOME OF THE CON THE CONCESSIONAIRES ARE HERE TODAY AT, YOU KNOW, FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

UM, COMMISSIONERS, DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE, UM, SECRETARY ROSE? AND I'LL JUST SAY, UM, WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE WITH THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION.

I ALSO THINK WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS AND INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP GOING ON OUT THERE.

EXCITED TO MAKE THIS MOTION.

OH, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WAS THERE A SECOND? JEREMY HENDRICKS.

THANK YOU.

ALL IN FAVOR? OH, WELL, EXCUSE ME.

ANY DISCUSSION, COMMENTS, ANYTHING ELSE GLOWING, WE'D LIKE TO REPORT ABOUT THE CONTRACT? ? NO.

OKAY.

ALL IN FAVOR? OKAY.

ANOTHER UNANIMOUS VOTE.

CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ITEM AGENDA.

ITEM 12

[12. Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract for enterprise security information and event management software products and services with DeSpain & Associates, Inc d/b/a DAI Source, for a term of three years in an amount not to exceed $440,000.]

IS TO AUTHORIZE NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT FOR ENTERPRISE SECURITY INFORMATION AND EVENT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WITH DISSPAIN AND ASSOCIATES INCORPORATED DOING BUSINESSES.

D I SOURCE FOR A TERM OF THREE YEARS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 444 $440,000.

HELLO, RICK CHAIR, COMMISSIONERS.

UH, GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS RICK BETTI, DEPUTY CHIEF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, NOT, UH, CTO CUZ OF LAST MONTH.

UM, THIS PARTICULAR ITEM IS A TOOL THAT WE USE TO MONITOR OUR NETWORK AND, UH, PROVIDE RESOURCE AND INFORMATION TO OUR CYBERSECURITY ANALYSTS TO COLLECT, UM, LOGS AND INFORMATION TO LOOK FOR CYBERSECURITY THREATS.

IT PROVIDES A DASHBOARD, UH, FOR THEM TO LOOK AT AND, UH, RESPOND TO THOSE THREATS, IF ANY ARE FOUND.

AND IT'S A TOOL THAT WE'RE

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ACTUALLY ALREADY U ALREADY USING, UH, TO MONITOR OUR OFFICE 365 ENVIRONMENT.

SO HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IF THERE ARE ANY.

OKAY.

UM, SEEING NONE, UH, COMMISSIONERS, DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE RAYMOND YOUNG FIRSTS? IS THERE A SECOND? THANK YOU.

SECRETARY ROSE A SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED ABSTAINED? NO.

OKAY.

ANOTHER UNANIMOUS VOTE.

WE ARE JUST ROLLING THROUGH HERE.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, AGENDA ITEM 13 ARE TWO THERE.

AGENDA END OF ITEMS 13 AND 14 ARE

[13. Discussion and possible action on facilitating informal working relationship between the Environmental Commission and the Airport Advisory Commission – Requested and presented by Airport Advisory Commission member Raymond Young.]

TWO ITEMS THAT WE BROUGHT TO, TO THE BOARD TODAY.

THEY'RE NOT FROM STAFF, BUT THEY'RE INITIATED FROM THE, THE COMMISSIONERS.

UM, DID, ITEM 13 IS DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON FACILITATING AN INFORMAL WORKING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION AND THE AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMISSION.

UM, I SHOULD SAY THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION REACHED OUT TO ME A LITTLE WHILE AGO, A COUPLE WEEKS AGO, ABOUT THIS POSSIBILITY TO HELP MOVE THE, UH, THE, UH, EXPANSION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND JOURNEY WITH US FORWARD WITH, WITHOUT HAVING TO BACKTRACK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL THINGS.

WE WERE PROMISED A GREEN TEAM THAT DIDN'T MATERIALIZE.

IT HAS NOT MATERIALIZED.

AND SO WE HAVE EXPERTISE, WE HAVE SUBJECT AREA EXPERTISE AT THE CITY, AND, UM, I AGREED TO BRING THIS FORWARD WITH THE COOPERATION OF DISTRICT TWO COMMISSIONER, UH, RAYMOND YOUNG.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A FEW COMMENTS, RAYMOND? UM, YES.

IT'S KIND OF HARDENING THAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A OPEN BOOK, UM, UH, COMMISSION, BUT THERE'S PROJECTS THAT ARE BEING DONE AND INFORMATION IS BEING WITHHELD FROM THE PUBLIC.

THAT'S NOT A GOOD DEAL.

SO WE, I, WE REALLY WOULD LIKE FOR US TO COLLABORATE AND HAVE MORE INFORMATION TO PROVIDE TO THE PUBLIC AND NOT BE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS OR, OR HIDING INFORMATION.

THANK YOU.

UM, WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE THE MOTION TO APPROVE THE RECOMMENDATION? I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THE MOTION, YES.

DO WE HAVE, WOULD WE, UH, DO WE HAVE A SECOND? SO I'M GONNA SECOND IT THEN.

UM, AND I GUESS I, I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT, UH, PROTOCOL HERE.

DO I NEED TO READ THE ENTIRE RECOMMENDATION TO TWO FOR THE RECORD, OR CAN IT BE ACCEPTABLE AS A BACKUP? I THINK IF YOU NOTE THAT THIS IS TRACY THOMPSON, IF YOU NOTE THAT IT IS INCLUDED AS THE BACKUP, THAT SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT.

OKAY.

UM, VERY GOOD.

AS, AS I SAID, I THINK WE'RE NOT TRYING TO CREATE ANY KIND OF EXTRA WORK FOR ANYBODY, BUT RATHER, UM, ACCELERATE THE A E D P, UM, AND THE PROJECTS WITH A GREATER TRANSPARENCY WITH EXPERTISE THAT ALREADY EXISTS AT THE CITY.

SO WITH THAT, UM, COMMISSIONERS ALL IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING THIS RECOMMENDATION TO WORK WITH THE ENVIRONMENT EN OH, SORRY.

ASK A QUICK, QUICK AHEAD QUESTION.

SURE.

CHAD.

YEAH, I DON'T REALLY, WELL, JUST BASED ON WHAT'S BEEN SAID SO FAR, I'M, I'M REALLY NOT SURE WHAT PROBLEM WE'RE TRYING TO SOLVE AND, AND HOW THIS ADDRESSES IT.

SO COULD, COULD I GET FROM SOMEONE A LITTLE MORE, MORE MEAT ON THAT BONE, BECAUSE I'M NOT QUITE SURE YET WHAT I'M VOTING ON.

I SEE.

UM, RAYMOND, WOULD YOU LIKE TO ANSWER THAT OR WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO ANSWER THAT? FEEL FREE.

GO AHEAD, SIR.

OKAY.

UM, I UNDERSTAND THAT, UM, LESS GOVERNMENT FOR SOME IS BETTER THAN, UM, MORE GOVERNMENT.

AND MY FEELING IS THAT THE, THE LOWEST FORM OF GOVERNMENT, WHICH IS THE VOLUNTEER CITIZEN BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, ARE VERY VALUABLE TO EX TO MAKING PROJECTS GO FORWARD.

SO WE HAVE AN ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER, WE HAVE A SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER AT THE AIRPORT, BUT THEY ARE NOT COMMUNICATING TO THE COMMUNITY IN A WAY, IN, IN REAL TIME.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DO AS A BOARD AND COMMISSION, THAT IT MAKES A MORE FACILE, LOWERED FORM OF GOVERNMENT THING.

WE KNOW THAT THE AIRPORT IS COMPLYING WITH THE F FAA AND THE EPA AND, AND WITH T C E Q GUIDELINES, WE KNOW THAT THAT IS HAPPENING.

BUT THOSE ARE THE MINIMUM

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STANDARDS FOR THINGS.

AND THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION AND SOME REPORTING WITH THE FUEL FACILITY.

I DIDN'T, I DON'T WANNA RELIVE OR POINT FINGERS, BUT I THINK MOVING FORWARD, THEY'RE GONNA BE A LOT OF PROJECTS, AS WE'VE HEARD, THAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE SITUATIONS THAT WILL REQUIRE SOME, SOME EXPERTISE.

AND WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOME FLEXIBILITY THAT IF THERE'S SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO VOTE ON THAT HAS SOME ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT DOWNSTREAM OR UPSTREAM OR AIR QUALITY OR NOISE AND LIKE POLLUTION OR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ISSUES, THAT WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO AIR THOSE PUBLICLY AND NOT RELY ON STAFF WHO'S DOING THEIR JOB.

THEY HAVE SO MUCH WORK TO DO AS IT IS, BUT THAT IT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS COMMISSIONERS TO REPORT TO COUNSEL THAT THESE THINGS ARE HAPPENING BECAUSE OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT NOT KNOW.

OKAY.

OKAY.

BUT HOW DOES THIS COOPERATION AGREEMENT FACILITATE THAT? WELL, I CAN'T, I MEAN, FROM WHAT YOU DESCRIBED TO ME, JUST THERE, IF THIS BOARD WANTS TO UNDERTAKE THAT KIND OF ANALYSIS AND, AND BURDEN, THERE'S NO REASON WE CAN'T, I, I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THE COOPERATION AGREEMENT GETS US.

WELL, I GUESS THAT'S MY QUESTION.

OKAY.

SO THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION IS SERVES COUNCIL.

THEY'RE, THEY'RE STAFFED BY WATERSHED PROTECT THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR, AS YOU KNOW, STREET WATER QUALITY AND SOIL QUALITY AND FLOODING AND RESILIENCE AND SERIOUS SORT OF CONCERNS MOVING FORWARD FOR THE GROWTH OF AUSTIN.

YOU KNOW, WHAT CA WHAT CAN WE C CARRY WITHOUT, UM, WITH, UM, I'M GONNA USE WORDS YOU MIGHT NOT LIKE HERE WITH CLIMATE, UM, IRREGULARITIES.

UM, WHAT WE CAN DO MOVING FORWARD WITH KNOWING THAT THINGS ARE GONNA CHANGE AND THAT WOULD MAKE US, AS THE AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMISSION HAVE BETTER OPPOR, MORE EXPERTISE TO HAVE TO THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT TELL ENVI THEIR BOARD THAT THIS IS, UM, STANDARD PRACTICES OR IT DOESN'T MEET THE CITY STANDARD.

IT MAY MEET TCEQ STANDARD, IT'S JUST GOOD ENOUGH.

BUT THAT THERE ARE LOCAL ISSUES, EXTREMELY LOCAL ISSUES, THAT THE STATE DOES NOT HAVE A RULE OR A STANDARD FOR.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOESN'T HAVE A RULE OR A STANDARD FOR, BUT WE DO AS A CITY AND OR A COUNTY OR LOCALLY.

AND SO I'M IN FAVOR OF IT BECAUSE IT BRINGS THE GOV, YOU KNOW, AS I SAID, MAKES IT THE SMALLEST LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT.

UM, I'M DON'T KNOW IF I'M ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION, BUT I THINK THAT WITH THE SCOPE OF THE WORK COMING FORWARD, THEY'RE GONNA BE, UM, UH, MORE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, MORE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND WATERSHED IS AT THE, AT THE BLEEDING EDGE OF SOME OF THESE, UM, RESILIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY IDEAS.

JEREMY, I, UH, EXCUSE ME.

I JUST WANTED TO ADD TO THAT LITTLE, THAT I'M VOTING FOR THIS.

AND I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA BECAUSE AS WE'VE SEEN WITH A LOT OF THINGS, INCLUDING WORKER PROTECTIONS, THE AIRPORT DOES A GREAT JOB OF FOLLOWING FEDERAL STANDARDS, AS YOU JUST SAID, BUT NOT NECESSARILY ARE THEY ALWAYS, UH, FOCUSED ON WHAT OUR LOCAL, UM, STANDARDS ARE, WHAT OUR LOCAL SENSE OF VALUES ARE.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE ABSOLUTELY OPEN AS, UH, COMMISSIONER YOUNG SAID, UH, PUBLIC UP TO WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE AIRPORT, MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING CORRECTLY AND FOLLOWING LOCAL GUIDELINES.

AND I THINK THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO DO THAT, BEING TRANSPARENT.

THANK YOU.

SO, UM, DO YOU MIND? NO, UM, I'M A TRANSPARENCY PERSON AND AN ENVIRONMENTAL PERSON.

SO I, I COME AT THIS FROM BOTH OF THOSE PERSPECTIVES.

UM, IN LOOK IN LOOKING AT THE, UM, THE RECOMMENDATION CLEARLY EVERYTHING AFTER THEREFORE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT'S BEFORE, THEREFORE, SO I'M GONNA FOCUS ON WHAT COMES AFTER THEREFORE, UM, UM, COMMISSIONER YOUNG OR MADAME CHAIR, WALK ME THROUGH THE FUNCTIONAL IMPACT THIS WOULD HAVE FOR US GOING FORWARD.

THAT'S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION.

WE DON'T KNOW.

I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION MAY BE PURVIEW TO THINGS THAT WE'RE NOT PURVIEW TO.

LIKE, THERE MAY BE SOME NEW CITY GUIDELINE THAT WOULD AFFECT, UM, DRAINAGE INTO ONION CREEK AND THAT THEY HAVE THE SUBJECT AREA EXPERTISE THAT WE DON'T HAVE, AND WE MAY BE ASKED TO, UM, THERE MAY BE SOME DELAY OR A VARIANCE BECAUSE THEY, THEY CAN'T DO SOMETHING AT THE AIRPORT THAT THEY REALLY WANNA DO.

SO THE ENVIRONMENT, WE CAN SAY, WE UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S OUT OF SYNC

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AND IT WILL NEED, REQUIRE SOME SPECIAL ATTENTION.

CAN WE WORK WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION TO DO THAT? BUT THE, WE DON'T KNOW HOW IT'S GONNA WORK JUST YET, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT HAD PREVIOUS PROGRAMS BEEN, UM, SHARED MORE READILY, WE MIGHT HAVE AVOIDED THE TIME SPENT TRYING TO BACKTRACK OVER THE, THE, THESE PRO THE JET FUEL FACILITY AND THE RECENT, UM, MUD RELEASE AT THE AIRPORT, THE REPORTING OF THE MUD RELEASE AT THE AIRPORT.

SO GOING FORWARD, UM, IF WE, IF WE WERE TO ENCOUNTER A SIMILAR ISSUE OF GREAT IMPORTANCE AND WE WANTED TO DIVE DEEP ON IT AND BE TRANSPARENT ABOUT IT WITH OR WITHOUT THIS, UM, RECOMMENDATION, CAN WE TALK TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONERS RIGHT NOW? CAN WE, A AND B, CAN WE VISIT DEEPLY WITH OUR FRIENDS AT CITY STAFF AND TEAM AND ASK THOSE QUESTIONS OF THEM? WATERSHED WILL NOT PROBABLY RESPOND TO US.

NO, THAT'S NOT, WE'RE NOT THEIR RESPONSIBILITY.

SO THEY'LL RESPOND TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL, IF WE TALK TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION AND SAY WE HAVE A CONCERN.

LIKE FOR EXAMPLE, I LEARNED THE OTHER NIGHT THAT AUSTIN IS VERY CLOSE TEETERING ON NON-ATTAINMENT, WHICH WILL BE VERY COSTLY FOR A LOT OF AUSTIN BUSINESSES IF WE REACH NON-ATTAINMENT AND AN AIR AS WE KNOW, THE AIRPORT IS A BIG CONTRIBUTOR TO AIR QUALITY, UM, UH, DETERIORATION.

AND I KNOW THAT AUSTIN AIRPORT'S DOING ITS BEST AND I KNOW THAT, THAT THE AIRLINES HAVE A MISSION TO BE NET ZERO BY 2050.

UM, BUT THAT'S NOT FACE, I MEAN, 2050 IS A LONG TIME AND AUSTIN COULD BE A NON-ATTAINMENT IN A YEAR.

SO THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION