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GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY.

[Call to Order]

IT'S 10 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING ON MAY 30TH, 2024.

AND I WILL NOW CALL TO ORDER THE MEETING OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL FOR THIS REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING.

UM, WE ARE MEETING IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, WHICH ARE LOCATED IN CITY HALL AT 3 0 1 WEST SECOND STREET IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

UH, BEFORE I GO THROUGH THE ORDER OF THE DAY, WE'RE GONNA TAKE UP ONE OTHER MATTER.

UH, EVERY SIX MONTHS, THE COUNCIL, UH, ROTATES ITS SEATS ON THE DAAS.

UM, AND IT'S BEEN SIX MONTHS SINCE THE LAST TIME WE DID THAT.

AND, UH, THE ONE DIFFERENCE THAT WE'VE MADE IN THE PAST TWO YEARS IS THAT THE MAYOR PRO TIM, WILL MAINTAIN A PERMANENT SEAT, UH, IN THE SEAT JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF ME FROM THE, UH, THE CITY ATTORNEY.

SO WITH THAT, WE WILL ASK THE CLERK TO COME FORWARD, AND EACH MEMBER WILL DRAW A NUMBER AND THE NUMBER WILL DESIGNATE THEIR SEAT, UH, WHEN WE COME BACK IN JULY.

SEAT NUMBER ONE IS WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER CADRE CONTINUES TO SIT OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

IF HE DRAWS A NUMBER ONE, EVERYONE GO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET BECAUSE WE'RE ALL WINNERS TODAY.

IF I GET NUMBER ONE AGAIN, THIS WHOLE THING IS RIGGED.

UH, MR. MAYOR, WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? OH, I HAVE SIX MR. MAYOR? YES.

THIS CORNER OVER HERE IS A PACKAGE DEAL.

SO WHEREVER WE, WE, WE SHIFT TOGETHER.

THERE WE GO.

COVER UP SEAT NUMBER FIVE.

NUMBER FIVE, TWO, TELL US, TELL US WHAT, UM, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY, COUNCIL MEMBER KELLY, HAS DRAWN AN EIGHT COUNCIL MEMBER.

KELLY, YOU DREW NUMBER EIGHT.

AND, UH, CITY MANAGER, IF YOU'LL TELL US WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER ALLISON ALTER DREW NUMBER FOUR.

ALL RIGHT.

SHE JUST MOVES ONE SEAT OVER.

UM, YES, ONE FOR HARPER MADISON.

COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON.

POOL OF ONE NINE.

COUNCIL MEMBER RYAN ALTERS NINE.

I GOT THREE.

SO YOU WANT US ALL TO GO OVER THERE? ? YEAH.

COUNCIL MEMBER VELASQUEZ IS THE NUMBER THREE COUNCIL MEMBER VELA 10.

I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE.

OH, THERE YOU GO.

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

YOU'RE OUR NEW CADRE.

YEAH.

SO, UM, ALL RIGHT, THERE WE GO.

UH, WE'VE TAKEN CARE OF THAT BIT OF BUSINESS.

THANK YOU ALL.

FOLKS.

WHAT I'M GONNA DO IS READ NOW THROUGH, UM, UH, THE ORDER OF THE BUSINESS FOR TODAY.

UH, THE FIRST THING I'LL DO IS, UH, I'LL READ CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS INTO THE RECORD.

UH, WE WILL THEN GO TO OUR 10 O'CLOCK, UH, CONSENT AGENDA, AND WE WILL HEAR FROM SPEAKERS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

UH, WE WILL THEN HAVE AN A HFC MEETING AT AN APPROPRIATE TIME.

IT'S, IT'S SET FOR 10 30, BUT WE WILL TRY TO, UH, AND WE'LL TRY TO DO THAT AS NEAR TO 10 30 AS WE CAN.

UM, THEN WE WILL HAVE AN A-H-P-F-C MEET BOARD MEETING AGAIN, UH, AT A NEAR THAT TIME, CERTAIN WE WILL GO TO POOLED ITEMS. RIGHT NOW, ITEM 1 71 AND 1 0 6 ARE THE TWO POOLED ITEMS, BUT 1 0 6 WE WILL TAKE UP AT 1:00 PM AT A TIME CERTAIN AT NOON, WE WILL HAVE OUR TIME, CERTAIN OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATION AND LIVE MUSIC.

WE WILL, UH, TYPICALLY WHAT WE DO AND WHAT WE'LL DO TODAY IS WE WILL HAVE THE PUBLIC COMMUNICATION THAT USUALLY WILL LAST TILL, UH, 12 30, 12 35 OR SO.

WE WILL RECESS FOR LIVE MUSIC, BUT WE WILL RECONVENE AT 1:00 PM UH, THEN WE WILL GO TO THE NON-CONSENT ITEMS. UH, AND THAT WILL BE ITEM 1 27 AND ITEMS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES.

SO 1 28, 1 29, 180, AND 180 2.

WE WILL ALSO TAKE UP PUBLIC HEARINGS.

LET ME READ THAT.

UH, A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT WERE ON THE AGENDA FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS THAT HAVE BEEN POSTPONED.

ITEM 1 32 HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JULY 18TH.

ITEM 1 41 40, WHICH IS RELATED TO ITEM 1 32, IS POSTPONED TO AUGUST 29TH.

ITEM 1 33 HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JULY 18TH.

ITEM 1 38 HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JULY 18TH.

I'M GONNA READ THOSE AGAIN.

AND THE REASON I AM IS IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK AT THOSE PUBLIC HEARINGS, UH, YOU MAY NOT NEED TO BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN POSTPONED.

AND IF YOU ARE WANTING TO STILL SPEAK ON THOSE PUBLIC HEARINGS, YOU'LL BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK ONLY ON THE MERITS OF THE POSTPONEMENT.

SO AGAIN, 1 32, POSTPONE TO JULY 18TH, ONE 40, POSTPONED TO AUGUST 29TH, 1 33, POSTPONED TO JULY 18TH, AND 1 38 POSTPONED TO JULY 18TH.

WE WILL THEN, AT SOME POINT, GET TO OUR TWO O'CLOCK TIME CERTAIN, WHICH ARE ZONING, UH, ZONING MATTERS, AND WE WILL TAKE THOSE UP AT THAT TIME.

WITH THAT, I WILL READ, UH, CHANGES IN CORRECTIONS INTO THE RECORD.

AND BEAR WITH ME WHEN YOU HAVE AN AGENDA THIS LONG, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS.

ITEM NUMBER ONE SHOULD READ, APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION ON APRIL 30TH, 2024,

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AND REGULAR MEETING OF MAY 2ND, 2024, AND DELETE AND REGULAR MEETING OF MAY 16TH, 2024.

ITEM NUMBER THREE, AUTHORIZE NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION OF A COST PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH DELETE, UH, CP OR GP DECKER, LLC, AND REPLACE IT WITH BCPD DECKER LP FOR THE CITY TO REIMBURSE AND SO FORTH.

ITEM NUMBER FOUR, THE SAME CHANGE AS IN ITEM NUMBER THREE.

ITEM NUMBER 10, POSTPONED TO JULY 18TH, 2024.

ITEM NUMBER 20, APPROVE A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE CITY OF AUSTIN'S OFFICIAL INTENT TO REIMBURSE ITSELF FROM PROCEEDS OF TAX EXEMPT OBLIGATIONS, DELETE ISSUED BY THE AUSTIN PUBLIC FACILITIES CORPORATION, SO THAT IT READS TAX EXEMPT OBLIGATIONS IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $8,500,000.

ITEM NUMBER 18, AUTHORIZED NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION OF DELETE THE WORDS A GROUND LEASE SO THAT IT READS NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT.

ITEM NUMBER 99.

AND BY THE WAY, ON 18, IT GOES ON TO THE END OF THE SENTENCE.

I'M JUST NOT READING THE WHOLE THING.

ITEM NUMBER 99, WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED BY ADDENDUM ITEM 180 4, ITEM 1 0 2, WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED BY ADDENDUM ITEM 1 68, ITEM NUMBER 1 0 5, ADD MAYOR PRO TEM LESLIE POOLE AS A SPONSOR.

ITEM NUMBER 1 0 7, ADD COUNCIL MEMBER JOSE VELASQUEZ AS A SPONSOR.

ITEM NUMBER ONE 15, ADD COUNCIL MEMBER RYAN ALTER AS A SPONSOR.

ITEM NUMBER 1 24, WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED BY ADDENDUM ITEM NUMBER 1 76.

ITEM NUMBER 1 32 IS WITHDRAWN.

ITEM NUMBER 1 33, POSTPONED TO JULY 18TH, 2024.

ITEM 1 38, POSTPONED TO JULY 18TH, 2024.

ITEM ONE 40, POSTPONE TO AUGUST 29TH, 2024.

ITEM 1 56, DELETE DISTRICT 10, AND REPLACE IT WITH DISTRICT TWO ON BOARDS AND COMMISSION ACTIONS.

ITEM TWO, SHOULD READ MAY 21ST, 2024.

NOT RECOMMENDED BY THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMMISSION ON A 2 1 4 VOTE WITH CHAIR STONE VOTING AGAINST COMMISSIONER JOHNSON, ROBBINS SOUS AND SILVERSTEIN ABSTAINING, COMMISSIONER FARMER OFF THE DAIS, COMMISSIONER GARY, ABSENT, AND TWO VACANCIES.

THOSE ARE ALL THE CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS TO BE READ INTO THE RECORD.

UH, NOW WE WILL, UH, GO TO OUR CONSENT ITEMS, BUT LET ME BE, LET ME, UH, TELL YOU HOW WE'RE GONNA DO THIS.

UH, WE WILL HAVE, WE WILL HAVE SPEAKERS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, UH, BE ABLE TO SPEAK ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK ON EACH ITEM ON THE CONSENT AGENDA THAT THEY HAVE SIGNED UP ON, AND THE CLERK WILL INDICATE THE AMOUNT OF TIME, IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK ON A NON-CONSENT ITEM OR AT A PUBLIC HEARING, THOSE ITEMS WILL BE TAKEN UP, AND YOU, YOU'LL BE CALLED UPON TO SPEAK AT THE TIME WE TAKE UP THE NON-CONSENT ITEMS OR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS.

UNLESS IT IS JUST MORE CONVENIENT FOR YOU AND YOU WANNA SPEAK, WE WILL HEAR FROM YOU DURING THE, DURING THE CONSENT AGENDA.

PEOPLE MAY WILL BE ALLOWED TO DONATE TIME, UH, UP TO TWO PEOPLE MAY DONATE TIME TO A SPEAKER, BUT I WOULD ASK THAT YOU PLEASE GO TO THE CLERK AND LET THEM KNOW THAT NOW, SO THAT WE MIGHT WORK THAT OUT ON THE FRONT END.

UM, THE OTHER THING I WANNA SAY IS THAT, UH, DURING ANY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD, INCLUDING, UH, ITEMS THAT ARE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, THERE IS BEHAVIOR THAT WILL VIOLATE THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING AND WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.

YOU MAY NOT SPEAK OUT OF TURN.

UH, YOU MAY, IF YOU WISH, CRITICIZE A PUBLIC OFFICIAL, BUT YOU MAY NOT USE PERSONALLY DEROGATORY OR DISPARAGING REMARKS.

YOU MAY NOT DEFAME ANOTHER PERSON.

USE OBSCENE LANGUAGE, USE ABUSIVE LANGUAGE THAT IS LIKELY TO INCITE A BREACH OF THE PEACE, MAKE THREATS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST ANY OTHER PERSON OR OTHERWISE DISRUPT THE ORDERLY CONDUCT OF THE MEETING, SUCH AS STANDING UP AND YELLING OUT COMMENTS, UM, THAT, THAT SORT OF THING.

NOTE THAT, UH, IF YOU'RE SPEAKING ON AN A NUMBERED AGENDA ITEM, YOU MUST BE SPEAKING RELEVANT TO THAT ITEM.

AND WHILE I, UH, DON'T ENJOY DOING IT, I WILL CALL THAT OUT AS A VIOLATION OF THE RULES IN ORDER TO ASSURE THAT ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HAVE SAFE AND EFFICIENT ACCESS TO WITNESS TO COUNSEL'S DELIBERATIONS.

YOU MAY NOT SIT OR STAND IN THE AISLES OR OTHERWISE OBSTRUCT THE EXITS OR EMERGENCY EXITS.

IF YOU WISH TO DISPLAY A LARGE SIGN OR A FLAG OR OTHER

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OBJECT, YOU NEED TO DO THAT IN THE DESIGNATED AREA, WHICH IS IN THE BACK OF THE CHAMBERS.

YOU MAY NOT OBSTRUCT THE VIEW OF OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO ARE SEATED IN THE SITTING AREA.

SO WE ASK THAT YOU DON'T HOLD UP SIGNS OR FLAGS OR THOSE KINDS OF THINGS IF YOU'RE SEATED, UH, IN THOSE CHAIRS, UH, THERE MAY NOT BE DEMONSTRATIONS AT THE PODIUM, MEANING THAT IF YOU'RE CALLED UPON TO SPEAK, THE SPEAKER SHOULD BE THERE, UH, AND NOT A GROUP OF PEOPLE OR ANY OTHER PEOPLE.

SO, UH, AND THE OTHER THING I'LL, I'LL MENTION IS AS THE CLERK CALLS NAMES, BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK AS THE CLERK CALLS NAMES, THEY WILL TYPICALLY CALL IN THREE TO FIVE NAMES AT A TIME.

THAT'S NOT JUST SO THAT YOU'LL KNOW WHEREVER YOU'RE SEATED IT IS SO THAT WE CAN BE EFFICIENT AND, AND SHOW RESPECT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK AFTER YOU, WHO MAY END UP BEING HERE A LONG TIME BECAUSE OF THE LENGTH OF THE AGENDA AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SPEAKING.

SO, IF SHE CALLS YOUR NAME, PLEASE SHOW RESPECT FOR THE OTHER SPEAKERS BY GOING AHEAD AND COMING DOWN FRONT AND TAKING ONE OF THE SEATS THAT'S UP FRONT SO THAT YOU'LL BE READY TO SPEAK, UH, WHEN YOUR TIME COMES UP.

AND IF YOU, IF YOUR NAME IS CALLED AND YOU COME FORWARD AND THERE'S NOBODY AT THE MICROPHONE, GO AHEAD AND FEEL FREE TO TAKE THE MICROPHONE, IT'S YOURS AT THAT POINT IN TIME, AND JUST STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

UM, WITH THAT, I THINK WE'RE READY TO GO TO THE CONSENT AGENDA, BUT I'M GONNA FIRST RECOGNIZE OUR CITY ATTORNEY ON ITEM NUMBER 93.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

ITEM 93 IS A SETTLEMENT OF A LAWSUIT.

UH, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU APPROVE PAYMENT OF AN ADDITIONAL $100,941 OVER THE SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S AWARD FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $442,500 TO RESOLVE THE LAWSUIT STYLED CITY OF AUSTIN VERSUS CSW TEN SIX ZERO ONE NORTH LAMAR.

UH, AS DISCUSSED IN A RECENT MEMO TO COUNCIL, THIS IS A 2022 CONDEMNATION LAWSUIT TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY INTEREST NECESSARY FOR CIRCUIT 8 1 1 TRANSMISSION ELECTRIC LINE UPGRADE PROJECT.

IN EXCHANGE FOR THIS PAYMENT, THE CITY WILL OBTAIN A FINAL JUDGMENT IN ITS FAVOR, ENTITLED TO THE NEEDED PROPERTY INTEREST, THUS CONCLUDING THE LAWSUIT MEMBERS.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OF THE CITY ATTORNEY ON ITEM NUMBER 93, WHICH IS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA? ALRIGHT, COUNCIL MEMBER, ALISON ALTER, DID I SEE YOUR HAND UP? YOU DID.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO ASK TO BE ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR FOR, UM, 1 0 6 FOR, UH, NAMING CHRIS RILEY BEND.

ALSO WANTED TO BE ADDED FOR 1 73.

COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS'S ITEM RELATED TO COASTAL MAIL THEFT AND ITEM ONE 12 FROM COUNCIL MEMBER HUBBER MADISON FOR THE MOBILE COURT PROGRAM, PLEASE THANK YOU.

UM, WITHOUT OBJECTION, COUNCILMAN RAISON ALTER WILL BE SHOWN AS A CO-SPONSOR OF 1 0 6, 1 73, AND ONE 12.

AND, AND WE HAVE, WE HAVE THREE MEMBERS THAT ARE JOINING US VIRTUALLY, AND I'LL SAY TO ALL THREE OF YOU, I'LL, I'LL, I'LL DO MY BEST TO KEEP LOOKING UP, BUT IF YOU DON'T, DON'T WORRY IF, IF I DON'T CALL ON YOU, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OUT AND MAKE SURE I, I KNOW THAT YOU WANT TO TALK.

ALL RIGHT, THANK, SO, THANK YOU AND THANKS FOR, FOR JOINING US THAT WAY.

WITH THAT, I WILL NOW TURN IT OVER TO, UH, THE CLERK AND ASK THAT YOU HELP US NAVIGATE THROUGH OUR NON

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OUR CONSENT SPEAKERS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THE FIRST SPEAKER WE HAVE IS REMOTE AND NEEDING SPANISH INTERPRETATION.

MARIA MORALES FOR ITEM ONE 13 AND ONE 15 FOR A TOTAL OF 12 MINUTES.

MORALE IS THIS,

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MY NAME IS MARIA MORALES, AND I LIVE IN THE ZIP CODE 7 8 7 4 4.

I WANT TO ASK YOU TO VOTE YES FOR ITEMS 113 AND 115 FOR 113.

WE NEED A PLAN OF A FLOOR INSURANCE FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY IN CASE OF A FLOOD.

I ALSO WANT TO ASK YOU TO HELP THE CITY RESOURCES TO HELP US RECOVER WHEN WE ARE AFFECTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS.

ALSO IN ITEM 115, I'M IN FAVOR, AND WE NEED TO ESTABLISH POLICIES AND INCREASE ANTI DISPLACEMENT PROGRAMS AND FINANCIAL EDUCATION.

WE NEED PROTECTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS TO PREVENT THE DISPLACEMENT OF LOW INCOME FAMILIES.

EVERYONE NEEDS TO VOTE YES FOR ITEM 115 AND 113.

THANK YOU, JORDAN MIDDLEBROOK, ITEM 1 15, 3 MINUTES.

HI THERE.

UM, ARE YOU ALL ABLE TO HEAR ME OKAY? YES.

OKAY, GREAT.

UM, I'M TESTIFYING TODAY IN SUPPORT OF VOCAL TEXAS, UM, DEMANDS AROUND THE RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAM, PARTICULARLY EXTENDING, UM, THE TIMELINE SO THAT FOLKS HAVE ADEQUATE TIME TO ACTUALLY START ACQUIRING, UM, WHAT'S NEEDED TO SUPPORT THE MARKET RATE RENTS THAT THEY'RE BEING ASKED TO PARTICIPATE IN.

UM, AND ALSO MORE CONNECTIONS TO SUPPORT.

SO, UM, JUST WANT TO TESTIFY TO INDICATE MY SUPPORT FOR THEIR DEMANDS FOR THAT PROGRAM, UM, AND ASKING YOU ALL TO TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTION SO THAT THE RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAM, UM, PREVENTS MORE PEOPLE FROM SLIPPING THROUGH THE CRACKS.

THANK YOU, AND I WILL WAIVE THE REST OF MY TIME.

THANK YOU.

STREETCAR.

NALU, ITEM ONE 15 AND ONE 16 FOR A TOTAL OF SIX MINUTES.

UH, HEY, GOOD MORNING, COUNSEL.

UH, MY NAME IS SIKA NALU AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT NINE.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK IN, IN FAVOR OF THESE ITEMS, UH, ESPECIALLY ONE 15, WHICH I BELIEVE IS, UH, THE FINANCING OPTIONS TO HELP, YOU KNOW, UNLOCK HOME TWO TYPE STUFF FOR, FOR PEOPLE THAT MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO GET, UH, A NORMAL FINANCING FROM A BANK.

UM, YEAH, I THINK THIS IS A, THIS IS A GREAT STEP.

I, I SPOKE IN FAVOR OF HOME TWO AT THE PREVIOUS MEETING, AND I THINK, UH, THAT THAT WAS JUST ONE STEP LIKE THAT WE NEEDED, BUT IT'S NOT, YOU KNOW, NOT, NOT NO ONE STEP IS EVER GONNA BE ENOUGH.

SO I THINK WE NEED, UH, THIS AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

CHRISTIAN FOGARTY, ITEM 1 16, 3 MINUTES.

HELLO, UH, MY NAME IS CHRISTIAN FOGARTY.

I'M A RESIDENT OF D NINE, UM, SPEAKING TODAY IN SUPPORT OF ITEM ONE 16.

UH, LAST WEEK, I DROVE INTO AUSTIN AFTER DRIVING THROUGH RURAL WEST TEXAS FOR ABOUT SEVEN HOURS.

AND IT REALLY PUTS THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE ABOUT HOW MANY TEXANS RELY ON PRIVATE COMPANIES TO PROVIDE SEPTIC TANKS, WATER SUPPLIES, AND OTHER WATER INFRASTRUCTURE.

HERE IN AUSTIN, WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE PUBLIC UTILITIES THAT PROVIDE THESE, THESE PUBLIC GOODS AT A RELATIVELY LOW COST AND HIGH QUALITY.

AND THIS RESOLUTION IS A NO-BRAINER TO START EXPLORING HOW TO DO THAT FOR THE BARTON CREEK INTERCEPTOR IN A WAY THAT COULD SATISFY MULTIPLE VIEWPOINTS ACROSS THE POLITICAL COALITION.

UM, I HOPE THIS STUDY PROCEEDS IN A WAY THAT INCORPORATES DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES ON WATER INFRASTRUCTURE, DOES NOT PRIORITIZE ONE SIDE OVER THE OTHER.

AND, YOU KNOW, AND WE SEEMS LIKE HERE WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE HOW TO FIX, EXTEND THESE WATER SERVICES TO NEW PEOPLE MOVING TO AUSTIN, UM, ENHANCING EXISTING QUALITY OF LIFE AND ALSO ADHERING TO EXISTING ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS.

UM, SO, YOU KNOW, WASTEWATER IS ONE OF THOSE KIND OF INVISIBLE PUBLIC GOODS THAT PEOPLE FORGET ABOUT, BUT THIS IS A, JUST A GREAT CHANCE TO MAKE IT VISIBLE AND BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER OVER A PRETTY POSITIVE VISION ON A VERY ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE, BUT, YOU KNOW, PROMISING AND UNIQUE GEOGRAPHICAL PART OF AUSTIN.

UH, SO YEAH, JUST WANNA EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR IT.

UH, THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THAT'S ALL THE REMOTE SPEAKERS AT THIS TIME.

SO I'LL MOVE TO IN PERSON.

THANK YOU.

FIRST UP IS LAUREN ROSS, ITEM ONE AND 15 FOR A TOTAL OF SIX MINUTES.

THEN BEN EBBY, WILLIAM BUNCH, GERARD, KENNY, ROY WHALEY.

IF YOUR NAME HAS BEEN CALLED, PLEASE MAKE YOUR WAY DOWN AND I CAN ANNOUNCE THE ITEMS IN TIME.

PLEASE COME FORWARD IF YOUR NAME HAS BEEN CALLED LAUREN ROSS, BEN EBBY, WILLIAM BUNCH, GERARD, KENNY, ROY,

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I ARE YOU BEN? I, YES.

BEN IS SPEAKING ON ITEM EIGHT, NINE AND ONE 14 FOR A TOTAL OF NINE MINUTES.

I WILL NOT TAKE NINE MINUTES.

HELLO, GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS BEN SOY, UM, UH, MAYOR, COUNCIL, CITY MANAGER.

UM, I'M JUST WANNA LET EVERYBODY KNOW I'M HERE, SPEAKING OF PERSONAL CAPACITY, UM, BUT I AM PROUD TO BE AN AUSTINITE.

I'M PROUD TO BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LABOR COMMUNITY AS A RANK AND FILE MEMBER OF AFSCME 1624, MEMBER OF AUSTIN DSA BIG SOCCER FAN.

UH, YOU KNOW, ALL THE THINGS.

UH, I SHARE SOMETHING WITH EVERYONE ON THIS COUNCIL, UH, EVERYONE ON THE DIOCESE THAT, UH, I LOVE THE CITY AND THE PEOPLE IN IT, AND I SEE THAT IN THE ACTIONS, MANY OF THE ACTIONS OF THE ITEMS THAT YOU'RE TAKING UP TODAY.

UM, SO I WANTED TO THANK YOU, UM, FOR PAYING ATTENTION TO ITEMS LIKE, UH, EIGHT AND NINE.

UM, AS A TAXPAYER, I, I REALIZE THAT SOME OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOUSING, HEALTH CARE, MENTAL HEALTHCARE, FOOD, ALL THE THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN OUR COMMUNITY HAPPEN AT THE TRAVIS COUNTY JAIL.

UM, IT IS, UH, SO MUCH BETTER AND SO MUCH, UH, SUCH A WISER USE OF OUR PUBLIC FUNDS.

OUR TIGHT PUBLIC DOLLARS TO DO DIVERSION PROGRAMS, TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

UH, IT'S BETTER FOR THEM, BUT IT'S ALSO GOOD FOR THE PRIORITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY BECAUSE WE REALIZE HOW TIGHT THE BUDGETS ARE.

THE STATE HAS IN ITS INFINITE WISDOM, PUT CAPS ON OUR ABILITY AND LIMITS ON OUR ABILITY TO DO THE THINGS WE NEED TO DO TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER HERE.

AND, UH, Y'ALL KNOW THAT BETTER THAN I DO .

UM, AND I SEE THIS AS ONE OF THE MANY DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE TO, UH, MORE WISELY SPEND THE DOLLARS THAT WE DO HAVE, AND THAT HELPS THE COMMUNITY PRIORITIES THAT WE HAVE.

I'M A PROUD RESIDENT OF D FOUR, AND I REALLY LIKE, UH, YOU KNOW, OUR, OUR COMMUNITY'S USING THE SIDEWALKS.

UH, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE ON, ON PROVIDING THOSE GOODS ITEMS LIKE THIS THAT KEEP PEOPLE OUT OF, UH, OUT OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, FREE UP DOLLARS TO HELP US WITH THINGS THAT WE ACTUALLY NEED.

UH, THE OTHER ITEM THAT I REALLY WANTED TO SPEAK TO IS ONE 14.

LIKE I MENTIONED, I'M ACTIVE IN THE LABOR MOVEMENT HERE IN OUR CITY.

I THINK IT'S REALLY GOOD WHEN LARGE EMPLOYERS, LIKE THE CITY OF AUSTIN, SET A GOOD STANDARD ON THE WAY THAT IT TREATS THE WORKERS AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING, BUILDING OUT LITERALLY BUILDINGS THAT ARE GONNA SERVE US THE PUBLIC.

SO, UH, THOSE WORKER PROTECTIONS ARE EXCELLENT.

IT SETS A STANDARD.

IT LETS OUR COMMUNITY KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT IN A RACE TO THE BOTTOM, BUT WE'RE GONNA HOLD A HIGHER STANDARD.

UH, WE DON'T HAVE TO, UH, HOLD OURSELVES TO THE BARE MINIMUM THAT'S REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW.

WE CAN PAY LIVING WAGES.

UH, I KNOW THAT THERE ARE MANY INSTANCES WHERE THE STATE LIMITS YOUR ABILITY TO, UH, DO GOOD THINGS.

IT SAYS YOU CAN'T, YOU CAN'T HAVE A HIGHER MINIMUM WAGE FOR THE CITY, ACROSS THE CITY.

BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO, AND I LOVE WHEN THE CITY LOOKS FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO, YOU KNOW, IGNORE THE THINGS YOU CAN DO AND FOCUS ON THINGS, YOU CAN DO THINGS LIKE THIS WHERE YOU CAN SET A HIGHER STANDARD FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION SITES AND SAY, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE THAT WE'RE PARTNERING WITH, UH, CONTRACTING WITH PART OF THAT CONTRACT IS YOU, YOU'RE GONNA HAVE A HIGHER STANDARD.

YOU'RE GONNA TAKE CARE OF THESE PEOPLE.

THEY'RE GONNA HAVE OSHA, THEY'RE GONNA HAVE WATER BREAKS, UH, ESPECIALLY IN, IN A CLIMATE LIKE TEXAS.

SO AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THIS ACTION, UH, TO ALL THE, THE, THE SPONSORS, CO-SPONSORS.

THIS IS REALLY GOOD.

THIS IS TAKING CARE OF OUR COMMUNITY.

IT IS SOMETHING TANGIBLE THAT WHEN YOU'RE OUT AND ABOUT, WHEN I'M RIDING THE BUS, WHEN I'M TALKING TO MY NEIGHBORS, I CAN POINT TO AND SAY, THIS IS WHAT THE CITY COUNCIL IS DOING TO TAKE CARE OF US.

UH, BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO FEEL DISENGAGED OR FEEL IGNORED, AND HAVING TANGIBLE GOOD THINGS LIKE THIS, WE CAN POINT TO 'EM AND SAY, THIS IS HOW THEY'RE ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF THE WORKING CLASS.

SO THANK YOU AGAIN.

UM, YOU KNOW, UH, BIG SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE CITY RUN AND BUILD OUT, UH, THE, THE CONSTRUCTION THAT WE'RE SEEING, UH, THE PEOPLE WHO WORK HERE FOR THE CITY, UH, PUBLIC SERVANTS WHO MAKE BEHIND THE SCENES WHO MAKE THIS PLACE RUN.

UH, THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS KEEPING THEM IN YOUR MIND.

THANK YOU.

MR. WHALEY.

ROY WHALEY SIGNED UP FOR ITEM 16 27 85 AND ONE 15 FOR A TOTAL OF 12 MINUTES.

SAY THAT AGAIN PLEASE? WHAT ITEMS, PLEASE? 1 15 85 AND 1 71.

IS THAT CORRECT? OH, MY APOLOGIES.

16 27 85.

ONE 15.

I HAVE YOU DONATING FOR ONE 16.

OKAY.

I BELIEVE I'VE GIVEN MY TIME ON ONE 16 TO MR. BUNCH, BUT, UM, I WANNA START OUT WITH ITEM ONE 15 BECAUSE MY FRIEND, UH, MONICA GUZMAN, WHO IS A FREQUENT ALLY OF SIERRA CLUB AND, UH, WITH GO AUSTIN VMO

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AUSTIN, UH, SHE COULDN'T BE HERE TODAY FOR FAMILY LEAVE.

ARE YOU SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THAT ITEM? YES, I AM.

OKAY.

IS THAT ONE OF THE ITEMS YOU WAS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON? ONE 15? YEAH.

OKAY.

YES.

GOOD.

JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU, YOU DIDN'T KNOW AND I DIDN'T KNOW EITHER.

WELL, I, I KNEW YOU WANTED TO HEAR IT ANYWAY, SO.

THAT'S RIGHT.

ANYWAY, IF YOU'D STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

ROY WHALEY.

I'M THE CONSERVATION CHAIR FOR THE REGIONAL AUSTIN REGIONAL GROUP OF THE SIERRA CLUB.

UM, AND FOR MONICA AND, UH, OWN, OWN, UH, SHE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE, UH, NEED TO PRIORITIZE LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSE HOMEOWNERS AND PROGRAMS. AND WHEN ASSISTING LOW AND MODERATE INCOME FOLKS IN EXCHANGE FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, THE ADDITIONAL UNIT MUST BE REASONABLY PRICED FOR 15 YEARS REASONABLY PRICED UNITS, OR THOSE UNITS RENTED OR SOLD TO FAMILIES WHO OWN, WHO EARN NO MORE THAN 50% OF THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME, WHO WOULD SPEND, UH, NO MORE THAN 30% OF THEIR FAMILY INCOME ON HOUSING.

AND WHEN WE GET ON THIS 50% MFI, ET CETERA, ET CETERA, WHY WOULD ASK IS THAT WE START PUTTING REAL NUMBERS TO THAT.

IT'LL BE AN ESTIMATE, BUT THERE ARE SO MANY OF US THAT DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT 50% MFI IS 30% MFI, IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A GOOD COMMUNITY CONVERSATION, EVEN THOUGH I KNOW THAT NUMBER WILL NOT BE A STATIC NUMBER AND, AND FOREVER, UM, LET'S START TALKING ABOUT REAL NUMBERS SO THAT WE HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT WE'RE REALLY TALKING ABOUT.

SO I WANTED TO TAKE CARE OF MY FRIEND MONICA FIRST.

UM, AND THEN I, YOU KNOW, ON 180 2, WELL, IT SOUNDS GOOD.

I HOPE IT'S GONNA BE GOOD.

UH, AND I KNOW THAT THERE'LL BE A GOOD PEOPLE WORKING TO MAKE IT BE SOMETHING GOOD.

UH, ALSO ON 85, THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THE NATURE CONSERVANCY AND THE 180 8 PLUS ACRES.

UM, AND THOUGH I DIDN'T SIGN UP TO SPEAK, THANK YOU, CHRIS RILEY.

YAY.

BICYCLE HERO FOR AUSTIN.

UM, NOW LET'S GET TO THE TIME LIMIT THING.

I MEAN, WE'VE BEEN THROUGH THIS.

THAT'S A COUPLE OF TIMES THAT'S A PULLED ITEM.

OKAY? I AM NOT ABLE TO SPEAK ON THE PULLED ITEM.

YOU CAN, YOU CAN, BUT YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SPEAK ON IT WHEN IT'S, WHEN WE BRING IT UP.

AND WHEN WILL THAT BE, SIR? WELL, WHENEVER WE GET TO IT.

OKAY.

WELL, I ENJOY YOUR COMPANY SO MUCH, BUT I MAY HAVE TO LEAVE EARLY.

SO I WILL GO AHEAD AND SAY, MANY OF Y'ALL ARE UP FOR REELECTION, AND I DON'T THINK IT'S A GOOD CAMPAIGN MESSAGE TO SAY, BLOCK WALK FOR ME.

GET YOUR FRIENDS TO BLOCK, WALK, CONTRIBUTE TO MY CAMPAIGN, SIGN UP, LINE UP, VOTE FOR ME.

AND IF YOU DO, I'LL GIVE YOU TWO MINUTES TO SPEAK TO ME AT CITY HALL.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S A WINNING CAMPAIGN MESSAGE.

I WOULD HOPE THAT YOU WOULD SEE THAT MOST OF US TRY TO BE RESPECTFUL WITH OUR TIME.

'CAUSE I RESPECT YOUR TIME.

AND, AND MR. MAYOR, I KNOW THAT WE HAD A SPEAKER ON THE PHONE THAT SPOKE FOR 30 MINUTES, AND I'M NOT REALLY SURE WHAT WAS EVER SAID IN THAT 30 MINUTES.

YOU, AS THE PERSON RUNNING THIS MEETING, YOU HAVE THE DISCRETION TO BE ABLE TO SAY, YOU'VE ALREADY SAID THOSE THINGS, MA'AM, AS A COURTESY TO THE OTHER MANY PEOPLE IN THE AUDITORIUM THAT HAVE TAKEN TIME OFF FROM WORK OR THEIR LIVES OR WHATEVER, TO COME DOWN AND ENGAGE IN THEIR DEMOCRACY.

AND THAT'S WHAT THIS IS.

WHEN, AT A TIME WHEN THE DEMOCRACY IS UNDER ATTACK ACROSS OUR NATION TO COME AND SPEAK, IT'S THREE MINUTES.

IT'S A PAIN IN THE NECK.

NO ONE PROMISED YOU IT WAS GONNA BE EASY WHEN YOU APPLIED FOR THIS JOB.

IT IS YOUR JOB TO LISTEN TO THE CITIZENS.

THAT'S THE BASIC PART OF IT.

AND I WILL AGAIN SAY THANK GOODNESS THAT, AND THE LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY, WE STILL HAD THAT IN PLACE.

AND THE CITIZENS, ALMOST A THOUSANDS OF A A THOUSAND OF US SHOWED UP AND SPOKE FOR THREE MINUTES AND SAVED BARTON SPRINGS WHEN THE VOTE WAS LOCKED IN TO GO AGAINST US.

SO PLEASE DO, DO THE BASICS OF THE JOB.

LISTEN TO THE CITIZENS.

WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO COME AND MAKE APPOINTMENTS WITH YOU AND YOUR OFFICE LIKE SO MANY OF THE, UH, DEVELOPERS AND, AND THEIR, UH, MOUTHPIECES.

NO, NO INSULTS INTENDED, MICHAEL.

UM, SO WE HAVE THIS THREE MINUTES, AND WE HOPE THAT THIS WILL BE SOMETHING THAT CAN SWAY YOUR VOTES.

COME TO IT WITH AN OPEN MIND, PLEASE.

IT'S A HARD THING TO DO.

IT'S THE HARDEST THING TO DO, IS TO

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HAVE AN OPEN MIND.

AND I KNOW IT'S HARD BECAUSE I STRUGGLE WITH IT.

SO DON'T COME IN HERE WITH YOUR MINDS ALREADY MADE UP.

PLEASE LISTEN TO THE CITIZENS.

AND I THINK I HAVE MORE TIME, BUT I'M NOT SURE THAT I HAVE MORE THAN I REALLY NEED TO SAY.

AND SO, AS I SAID, TO RESPECT YOUR TIME, I'M GOING TO GO SIT DOWN AND LET SOME OF MY FELLOW CITIZENS SPEAK TO YOU.

I THANK Y'ALL AGAIN.

HOPE Y'ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

THANK YOU, SIR.

MR. BUNCH.

YOUR NAME WAS PREVIOUSLY CALLED, IF YOU'D MAKE YOUR WAY DOWN.

AND WOULD MR. BUNCHA SIGNED UP FOR ITEM 11 61, 63, 64, 65, 74, 80, 85, 91, 1 15, 1 16, AND HAS TIME DONATED FOR ONE 16 FROM ROY.

ROY, YOU'RE HERE FOR A TOTAL OF 36 MINUTES.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

UH, MR. MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS BILL BUNCH WITH SAVE OUR SPRINGS ALLIANCE.

UM, I WILL CERTAINLY NOT BE SPEAKING FOR 36 MINUTES CONSISTENT WITH WHAT MR. WHALEY JUST SAID, UH, BEING RESPECTFUL OF YOUR TIME AND ONLY TAKING, UH, WHAT I VIEW AS NECESSARY.

UH, BUT I SHARE IN HIS CONCERNS.

I'LL ADDRESS 1 71 THOUGH LATER SINCE THAT WAS PULLED.

UM, STARTING WITH I, I'LL JUST GO IN ORDER, STARTING WITH ITEM 11.

THIS IS EXTENDING THE MUELLER MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH CATIS.

UM, AND YOUR NOTICE DOES SAY, INCREASING THE ADMINISTRATIVE FEE PAID TO THE PARTIES, BUT IT DOESN'T SAY HOW MUCH AND EVERY OTHER ITEM YOU HAVE THAT HAS AN AMOUNT OF MONEY.

IT SAYS HOW MUCH MONEY.

UH, THERE'S BEEN ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF DEVELOPER WELFARE PUMPED INTO THE MUELLER REDEVELOPMENT.

UM, IT'S TIME TO CUT THAT OFF.

UM, AS POSTED, THIS VIOLATES THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT.

UH, IT ALSO VI VIOLATES, UH, THE CITY ORDINANCES THAT REQUIRE THE CITY MANAGER TO PROVIDE A FISCAL NOTE ON EVERY ITEM THAT'S GONNA COST YOU SOMETHING.

THERE'S NO FISCAL NOTE POSTED.

UM, THE BACKUP ALSO IS GROSSLY DEFICIENT AND VIOLATES YOUR DIRECT GUIDANCE TO THE CITY STAFF AND MANAGER TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED, THAT THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO ASSESS AN ITEM THAT'S ON THE AGENDA.

UM, HERE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, AND SPECIFICALLY MOVING TO AMEND A LONGSTANDING AGREEMENT WITH THE MUELLER DEVELOPERS.

BUT WHAT'S POSTED IS JUST, WE'RE GONNA AMEND THIS SECTION THIS WAY, AND WE'RE GONNA AMEND THIS SECTION THIS WAY.

BUT THE ACTUAL AGREEMENT THAT'S BEING AMENDED IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE BACKUP.

AND YOU HAVE NO RED LINE.

SO THERE'S NO BASIS, THERE'S NO BASELINE TO HAVE ANY WAY THAT YOU OR THE PUBLIC CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE AMENDMENTS ACTUALLY MEAN.

UM, MUELLER, AS YOU KNOW, IS ALSO TIED UP IN A TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE.

ASSUME SOME OF THAT MONEY'S, UH, INVOLVED IN THIS, UH, THAT'S NOT MENTIONED AT ALL IN YOUR NOTICE EITHER.

SO, UH, PLEASE POSTPONE THIS AND BRING IT BACK WITH A, A, A LEGALLY COMPLIANT NOTICE AND A FISCAL NOTE AND A RED LINED, UH, AGREEMENT SO YOU ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT YOU'RE VOTING ON.

OKAY.

UH, JUMPING TO ITEMS 61, WHICH, UH, ALSO, UH, RELATES TO ITEM 64 AND 65.

THIS TOTALS OVER A BILLION DOLLARS.

THESE ITEMS OVER A BILLION DOLLARS OF SPENDING TO EXPAND OUR WALNUT CREEK WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT.

UM, A CAPACITY FOR TREATING SEWAGE.

UM, NOW OF COURSE, WE GOTTA TREAT OUR SEWAGE, BUT THE IDEA THAT YOU'RE GONNA SPEND OVER A BILLION DOLLARS ON CONSENT WITH, AGAIN, MINIMAL BACKUP THAT EXPLAINS WHAT THIS BILLION DOLLARS IS ACTUALLY GONNA BUY US.

UM, AND ALSO BUILDING OFF OF, UH, YEARS, GOING BACK TO 2019 OR SO OF, UH, SORT OF MOMENTUM, UH, SLEEPWALKING PERHAPS, UM, TO EXPAND OUR TREATMENT PLANS.

UM, TODAY, Y'ALL CLAIM YOU'RE LOOKING FOR MONEY.

YOU DON'T HAVE MONEY TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT, UH, IMPLEMENT OUR CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN.

UH, YOU CLAIM THAT YOU'RE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE DROUGHT

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AND WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS FOR OUR FUTURE WATER SUPPLY.

BUT HERE YOU HAVE A BILLION DOLLARS OF SLEEPWALKING SPENDING WITH THE ASSUMPTION THAT WE'RE GONNA KEEP EXPANDING.

HOW MUCH WA INCREASING HOW MUCH WATER WE PUMP OUT OF OUR DWINDLING WATER SUPPLIES WITH ROUGHLY HALF OF THAT CONVERTED INTO SEWAGE THAT IS GONNA KEEP INCREASING IN CAPACITY.

YOU NEED TO STOP RIGHT HERE AND NOT SPEND THIS BILLION DOLLARS, AND INSTEAD COMMIT OUR CITY TO DOING WHAT WE'VE DONE FOR DECADES UNTIL JUST THE LAST FEW YEARS WHERE OUR WATER SAVINGS WAS MATCHING AND OFFSETTING OUR POPULATION GROWTH.

WE'RE AT A CRITICAL JUNCTURE NOW WHERE WE KNOW THE RELIABILITY OF OUR WATER SUPPLY IS NOT THERE.

IT'S A FRACTION OF WHAT WE THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A FEW YEARS AGO.

AND YET, HERE YOU ARE JUST LIKE, AGAIN, SLEEPWALKING AS IF WE'RE GONNA KEEP PUMPING MORE AND MORE WATER, KEEP GENERATING MORE AND MORE SEWAGE.

AND SO WE HAVE TO KEEP EXPANDING THESE GIANT FACILITIES AT ENORMOUS COSTS TO RATE PAYERS.

AND THEN YOU'RE GONNA TURN AROUND AND SAY, WE HAVE NO MONEY TO IMPLEMENT OUR CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN.

WE HAVE NO MONEY TO PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT.

Y'ALL GOTTA WAKE UP.

THIS IS INSANE.

YOU NEED TO PUT THIS ON POSTPONED, AND YOU NEED TO TELL THE STAFF, COME BACK AND LET'S FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH FARTHER WE CAN PUSH THIS OUT UNTIL WE REALLY NEED AN EXPANDED WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLAN.

AND IN THE INTERIM, WE'RE GONNA DO, MAKE, DO EVERYTHING WE POSSIBLY CAN AND SPEND THIS MONEY REDUCING OUR WASTEWATER CONSUMPTION, I MEAN, OUR WATER CONSUMPTION AND IN TURN, REDUCING HOW MUCH SEWAGE IS GENERATED AND HAS TO BE TREATED.

THIS IS ON CONSENT SERIOUSLY, WITH THIS SKELETAL INFORMATION.

SOME OF Y'ALL ARE NEW, YOU KNOW, I UNDERSTAND.

OH, THIS GOT STARTED EARLIER AND I'M, I'M JUST HERE TO ROLL EVERYTHING AND KEEP ROLLING IT ALONG.

THAT'S NOT YOUR JOB.

THAT'S NOT WHAT YOU'RE ELECTED FOR.

AND MY GUESS IS, IF YOU TAKE THAT APPROACH, UH, YOU MIGHT NOT BE REELECTED.

OKAY, I'M GONNA MOVE ON.

AND THIS IS A COMMON THEME ON ANOTHER MATTER LATER THAT I'LL GET TO.

UM, SO THAT JUST JUMPED OVER SEVERAL OF MY ITEMS. UM, ITEM 80.

OKAY? THIS IS THE ONE THAT YOU ARE ACTUALLY ENJOINED BY THE DISTRICT COURT FROM IMPLEMENTING BASED ON OUR, UH, OPEN MEETINGS ACT AND CHARTER VIOLATION LAWSUIT.

UM, YOU HAVE IT PROPERLY POSTED HERE.

YOU'RE GIVING PEOPLE TIME.

AND SO IT'S ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE THAT THIS IS BACK ON THE AGENDA, THAT YOU'RE HANDLING IT THE WAY, UH, THE COURT RULING REQUIRES.

UH, BUT THIS IS SPENDING 3 BILLION, EXCUSE ME, $3 MILLION TO STUDY EXPANDING THE DELIVERY OF, UH, THE TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF WA WATER, AND I BELIEVE SEWAGE AS WELL.

UM, IT'S A SOUTHWEST PRESSURE ZONE, SO THAT'S PROBABLY WATER.

AGAIN, THE BACKUP IS VERY SKETCHY, BUT THIS IS IN THE BARTON SPRINGS WATERSHED, THE RECHARGE ZONE.

THIS PRESSURE ZONE COVERS THE RECHARGE ZONE FOR BARTON SPRINGS AND THE IMMEDIATE, UH, WESTERLY, UH, CONTRIBUTING ZONE THAT ALSO, AND IT AGAIN, HAS BAKED INTO THE, THIS ASSUMPTION THAT WE'RE GONNA BUILD ANOTHER SMALL CITY OUT OVER THE AQUIFER THAT'S IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE IMAGINE AUSTIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

AND, UH, AND SO THAT'S ADDS A WHOLE WATER QUALITY AND SAVING THE LIFE SOURCE OF THIS CITY, MARTIN SPRINGS.

BUT IT'S OF THE SAME PIECE AS THE PREVIOUS ITEMS WHERE YOU'RE, AGAIN, YOU'RE SLEEPWALKING THROUGH THIS IDEA THAT WE HAVE TO KEEP EXPANDING AND DELIVERING WATER AND SEWER SERVICE WHEN WE DON'T HAVE

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THAT EXP INCREASED WATER TO DELIVER IN THE FUTURE.

AND ESPECIALLY IN THE BARTON SPRING ZONE, THE MANDATE TO THE STAFF NEEDS TO BE, OKAY, YES, WE'RE GONNA REDEVELOP, THERE'S GONNA BE IN MORE INTENSIVE DEVELOPMENT LIKE AT BRODY OAKS THAT Y'ALL APPROVED.

UM, BUT THAT NEW DEVELOPMENT HAS TO FIGURE OUT.

AND WE AS A COMMUNITY HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SERVE IT WITHOUT SPENDING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

'CAUSE THIS IS JUST THE STUDY, BUT IT'S IN CONTEMPLATION OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF BIG BUILDING, BIGGER PIPES, BIGGER PUMP STATIONS, BIGGER TREATMENT PLANTS TO SERVE DEVELOPMENT IN THE EXACT PLACE THAT WE, OUR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SAYS, WE DON'T WANT IT, PLEASE VOTE NO ON THAT AND AT LEAST PULL IT OFF THE CONSENT ITEM AND POSTPONE IT AND GET BETTER INFORMATION.

UM, ITEM 85, WE SUPPORT THAT BUYING SOME PRESERVE LAND IN THE BARTON CREEK WATERSHED BEFORE IT'S DEVELOPED.

UH, THANK YOU FOR HAVING THIS ON THE AGENDA.

THANK YOU FOR MOVING FORWARD WITH IT.

UH, IT IS A LOT OF MONEY, SO MAYBE Y'ALL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT IT.

I WOULD HOPE THAT YOU WOULD, UM, ON BALANCE.

IT'S A FANTASTIC AND IMPORTANT MOVE.

ALMOST NEVER DO YOU REGRET PRESERVING CRITICAL WATERSHED LANDS, ESPECIALLY NOT ON BARTON CREEK, I MEAN, ESPECIALLY ON BARTON CREEK.

ITEM ONE 16.

UM, THIS, AGAIN, IS IN THAT SAME MODE.

IT'S A RESOLUTION.

AND THE POSTING IS, YOU KNOW, DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO STUDY OPTIONS RELATED TO REMOVING WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE FROM ONE THIN BARTON CREEK RESTORE PIPE CAPACITY AND TO RETURN WITH AN UPDATE AND RECOMMENDATION.

THAT POSTING'S MISLEADING.

IF YOU ACTUALLY READ THE RESOLUTION, IT'S NOT, UH, RESTORING THE PIPES.

IT'S, AGAIN, THE, THE, THE PUSH IS TO EXPAND THE CAPACITY IN THE SEWER LINE THAT RUNS UP THE GREEN BELT, UH, IN THE BARTON CREEK FLOODPLAIN.

UM, IF THIS WERE AMENDED, WE'D BE EXCITED ABOUT IT.

IF IT WAS AMENDED TO SAY, LET'S MAKE SURE THIS PIPE IS NOT LEAKING.

'CAUSE THERE'S THIS PRETENSE IN THERE THAT THIS IS ABOUT CLEANING UP THE CREEK.

THAT'S NOT WHAT IT'S ABOUT.

THIS IS ABOUT PUTTING IN A BIGGER PIPE TO SERVE MORE DEVELOPMENT.

SOME OF IT OUTSIDE OUR CITY.

IT'S VERY CLEAR TO INCREASE DEVELOPMENT IN ROLLING WOOD IN WESTLAKE, WHERE WE HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE A SOS ORDINANCE.

SO THIS IS ABOUT POLLUTING BARTON CREEK, ABOUT POLLUTING BARTON SPRINGS, AND ABOUT SPENDING THIS FIRST 3 MILLION IN CONTEMPLATION OF, OF SPENDING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS MORE TO DELIVER WATER.

WE DON'T HAVE TO TREAT SEWAGE THAT WE, WE, WE, WE DON'T HAVE THE WATER TO CREATE THE SEWAGE TO TREAT.

AND AGAIN, ENORMOUS SUMS OF MONEY THAT HAS TO BE REDIRECTED TOWARDS WATER EFFICIENCY AND RE UM, THAT RESOLUTION NEEDS AMENDING OR IT NEEDS TO BE VOTED DOWN.

UM, I THINK THAT IS ALL OF MY ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

LET ME SEE HERE.

JUST WANNA DOUBLE CHECK.

1 71 WAS PULLED OFF CONSENT, RIGHT? YES.

I I GOT THAT RIGHT.

OKAY.

YES.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

ZENOBIA JOSEPH, CHASE, WRIGHT, CARLOS, LEON, ANDY BROWER.

IF YOUR NAME HAVE BEEN CALLED, PLEASE COME DOWN AND THEN I'LL ANNOUNCE YOUR ITEMS. PLEASE COME FORWARD IF YOUR NAME'S BEEN CALLED.

ALRIGHT.

ALRIGHT.

GOOD MORNING COUNSEL.

ARE YOU CHASE WRIGHT? YES, I AM.

ITEM 32, 3 MINUTES, THREE MINUTES.

CAN SOMEONE AFTER THIS SHOW ME HOW TO GET A LONG TIME, LIKE 36 MINUTES LIKE THEM? BUT ANYWAY, THANK YOU, COUNSEL.

UM, MY NAME IS CHASE WRIGHT.

I'M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HUNGRY HILL FOUNDATION.

WE ARE AFRICAN-AMERICAN LED NON-PROFIT WHO, WHOSE MISSION IS TO HELP UNHOUSED INDIVIDUALS REENTERING INTO SOCIETY.

AND I'M SORRY, I'M A LITTLE SHORT WINDED HERE TODAY.

UH, SO JUST BEAR WITH ME.

SO I HAD A FEW LITTLE POINTS HERE.

UM, HUNGRY HILL IS REALLY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE EXPANDING WITH OUR WORKFORCE TO HELP THE UNHOUSED.

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UH, WE WENT FROM 120 INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN OUR LOCAL PARKS DOWN ALL THE WAY TO FIVE INDIVIDUALS.

SO THAT'S A HIGHLIGHT OF OUR MOMENT.

ALL THESE INDIVIDUALS HAVE RECEIVED HOUSING SINCE THEN.

UM, NAVIGATING CITY BARRIERS, UM, I'M GONNA JUST, WE GOT THREE MINUTES HERE.

SO, NAVIGATING CITY, CITY BARRIERS UP TO THIS POINT HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT.

UH, I'VE BEEN AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS, AND I MUST SAY THIS IS THE, THE BEST I'VE SEEN IT DONE.

UH, OUR ECOSYSTEM IS REALLY SHOWING ITS POWERPOINTS AND IT ALL STARTS WITH OUR CITY OFFICIALS.

SO I'M NOT GONNA BE THE ONE HERE YELLING AT YOU GUYS TODAY WHO CAN RELAX.

UH, BUT I WANNA THANK YOU PERSONALLY.

UH, THEN, THEN, THEN YOU DON'T KNOW HOW IT WORKS.

.

WELL, WELL, I WANNA THANK YOU GUYS PERSONALLY AND, AND, AND MOVING FORWARD, UM, TO OUR CITY MANAGER.

UM, WE ARE 8% AFRICAN AMERICANS HERE IN THE CITY.

UH, MOVING FORWARD.

WE'VE SEEN WHAT YOU DID IN DALLAS AND WE APPRECIATE THAT WORK AND WE HOPE IT TRANSLATES DOWN HERE TO AUSTIN AS WELL.

UM, WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE OUR CITY THRIVE.

WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE OUR UNHOUSED MEMBERS GET THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED.

BUT FURTHERMORE, ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT'S CONSIDERED UNDER-RESOURCED, LIKE MOST PEOPLE WERE IN EAST AUSTIN WHEN I GREW UP, UM, AT THAT RATE, WE KNOW IT'S NOT A ONE PERSON JOB.

SO DON'T, DON'T LET NOBODY COME UP HERE AND AND YELL AT YOU SPECIFICALLY.

'CAUSE YOU JUST GOT HERE AND SEEDS HAVE ALREADY BEEN PLANTED.

WE WANNA WORK BESIDE YOU.

WE WANNA BE ALIGNMENT WITH YOU.

AND I CAN SPEAK FOR ME AND OTHER AFRICAN AMERICAN NONPROFITS THAT ARE OUT HERE.

UH, YOU ARE ONE OF THE FIRST BROTHERS I'VE SEEN UP THERE PERIOD SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE AND I'VE BEEN HERE MY WHOLE LIFE.

UM, SO AT THAT RATE, WE WANNA SAY THANK YOU, UM, TO OUR, TO, TO OUR PARTNERS, OUR COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS.

WE WANT TO THANK THE, UH, PARTS DEPARTMENT FOR GIVING OUR OPPORTUNITY TO OUR UNHOUSED WORKERS SO THAT THEY CAN TRANSITION BACK INTO THROUGH SOCIETY, UM, THROUGH WORK OPPORTUNITIES.

WE WANNA THANK OUR PARTNERS OUT AT TWO.

WE WANT TO THANK OUR PARTNERS WITH, UH, ANY, ANY OF OUR COLLABORATIVES THAT HAVE BEEN, UH, BOOTS ON THE GROUND WITH US HERE WHILE WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING THIS CRISIS HERE IN OUR CITY, UH, OF UNHOUSED, INDIVIDUALS WHO WANNA SAY THANK YOU.

UM, WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO DIP INTO THE FACT THAT WE ARE FACING AN OPIATE CRISIS RIGHT NOW IN OUR UNHOUSED COMMUNITY.

WE WANNA MAKE SURE THAT OUR RESOURCE OFFICERS CONTINUE TO HAVE THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED SO WE CAN BE ON TOP OF THIS, UM, VIOLENCE IN OUR CITY GUN GUN VIOLENCE IN OUR CITY.

IT'S ON A SPARK RIGHT NOW.

I WANT TO ASK THAT OUR PARTNERS STEP IN AND WE ALL PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN KEEP THIS DOWN AND DECREASE.

HOW WE CAN HAVE BOOTS ON THE GROUND'S EFFORT AND BRING THOSE INDIVIDUALS OPPORTUNITY AND RESOURCES SO THAT THEY'RE NOT OUT THERE SEEKING NEGATIVE OPPORTUNITIES.

IF ANY INDIVIDUAL WOULD LIKE TO COLLABORATE WITH THE HUNGRY HILL, Y'ALL CAN FIND US.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK.

THE NOIA, JOSEPH CARLOS LEONE.

ARE YOU ANDY BROWER? NO, I'M DENISE.

I'M SORRY.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME? DENISE.

UM, I HAVEN'T CALLED YOUR NAME YET.

YOUR NAME HASN'T BEEN CALLED.

OH, BUT I CAME HERE.

MY KIDS MA MA'AM, WE'LL GET SOMEBODY TO VISIT WITH YOU ABOUT THE NO MA'AM.

BUT THAT'S NOT THE WAY THAT, BECAUSE YOU HAVEN'T SIGNED UP TO SPEAK YOUR NAME.

YOUR NAME HASN'T BEEN CALLED.

AND WE GO IN AN ORDER.

WELL THAT'S, THAT'S FINE.

BUT YOUR NAME HASN'T BEEN CALLED AND WE'RE GONNA FOLLOW THE RULES.

YOU DON'T, CAN'T JUST COME UP.

IT'S EITHER TAKE US 36 MINUTES.

CAN I TAKE A MINUTE OR TWO? NO MA'AM.

THAT'S NOT THE WAY.

WELL, I'LL, I'LL, I'LL EXPLAIN IT TO YOU SOME OTHER TIME I CAN'T SPEAK BECAUSE YOUR NAME HASN'T BEEN CALLED AND WE FOLLOW RULES.

WELL THEN WE'LL GET SOMEBODY TO TRY TO HELP YOU WITH THAT RIGHT NOW.

UM, FOLLOW I EVERYTHING TELL WELL, I'M, I'M SORRY MA'AM, BUT THAT WE'RE GONNA FOLLOW.

I HEAR YOU.

AND WE'LL GET SOMEBODY TO TALK TO YOU RIGHT NOW.

MA'AM, YOU NEED YOU, YOU NEED TO LEAVE CARLOS LEON.

ITEM 77.

NEXT UP, ANDY BROWER, DARCY FRAZIER AND JACOB EMERSON.

SHE'S EMERGENCY.

SO CARLOS LEON, FIRST AND FOREMOST FOR LETTING ME SPEAK AGAINST ITEM 77.

DENY AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY.

THIS SPECIAL FURNITURE FUNDING BECAUSE A PL CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO LAWFULLY USE IT AS DESIGNED, EVIDENCED BY DIRECTOR ROOSEVELT WEEKS AND HIS LIBRARY AND SECURITY STAFF BLATANTLY VIOLATING THEIR LIBRARY USE RULES AND YOUR RULES FOR PUBLIC USE OF CITY PROPERTIES IN MULTIPLE BRANCHES TO ABUSE THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES.

TO UNCONSTITUTIONALLY BAN ME PERMANENTLY FROM ALL A PL PROPERTIES DO UNLAWFULLY PUNISH ME FOR LAWFULLY TRUTH.

TELLING ABOUT THE STOLEN 2020 RIGGED ELECTION, PRESIDENT TRUMP TRULY WON COUNTING EACH AND EVERY LEGAL LEGITIMATE VOTE ONE TIME ONLY WITH EQUAL WAITING ONLY THOUGH I JUST HANDED YOU DETAILS.

NO.

NOW, A PD OFFICER ODE TOLD ME AP STAFF AT HOUSING AT TERRYTOWN ADMITTED I DID NOTHING WRONG.

MAY 13TH MORNING WHERE THEY CALLED A PL SECURITY AND A PD TO COME OUT WITHOUT WARNING TO ISSUE ME A CRIMINAL TRESPASS NOTIFICATION PERMANENTLY BANNING ME FROM ALL A PL PROPERTIES.

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ODEAN SAID A PL STAFF CLAIM TO FEEL UNSAFE AROUND ME.

AND A PL SECURITY SAID THE CTN WAS ISSUED BECAUSE OF THE MAY 9TH INCIDENT AT QUARRY BY FAR WEST.

THEN IN THERE HEAD LIBRARIAN MS. BROWN TOOK ISSUE WITH ME LOUDLY AND PROUDLY TRUTH TELLING 2020 MASSIVE ELECTION FRAUD OUTSIDE THE CLOSED LIBRARY, 40 FEET AWAY FROM THE ENTRANCE OFF PROPERTY.

WHEN I SUBSEQUENTLY TRIED TO SILENTLY ENTER THE LIBRARY WHEN IT OPENED, SHE DENIED ME LIBRARY USE FOR THE DAY WITHOUT JUST CAUSE I PROMISED TO HOLD HER ACCOUNTABLE, MY CIVIL RIGHT AND CIVIC DUTY.

SHE TOOK IT AS A THREAT.

DO I WAS NOT DOING OR THREATENING ANY PHYSICAL VIOLENCE AGAINST HER, ANYONE ELSE OR THE PROPERTY.

AND I WAS NOT PREVENTING IMPAIRING OR INTERRUPTING LIBRARY USE.

SO SHE TOLD SECURITY GUY HANS DAYTON.

SHE FELT THREATENED, WHO THEN TOLD HIS BOSS I HAD THREATENED HER AN EGREGIOUS ESCALATION LIE TO JUSTIFY THE CTN TO DENY ME POSITIVE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO ACCESS INFORMATION AND IDEAS AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY IN PERSON.

ALSO BECAUSE SECURITY REFUSED TO HAND ME THE WRITTEN CTNI CANNOT REQUEST A CITY HEARING TO OVERTURN IT.

VIOLATING PUBLIC USE RULES FOR LIBRARIES AND CITY PROPERTIES AFFECTING US ALL.

APLS, FIRST AMENDMENT, FREE SPEECH, AND FIFTH AMENDMENT DUE PROCESS VIOLATIONS ARE BRAZEN ATTACKS AGAINST ON OUR PRINCIPLE PILLARS, SUPPORTING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC.

PILLAGE MY LIBERTY'S.

NOW PLUNDER YOURS.

NEXT, REVOKE THE CTN AND VOTE NO ON ITEM 77.

AMEN.

THANK YOU.

ITEM 88, JACOB EMERSON, JESUS GONZALEZ, FOLLOWED BY JASON HASKINS.

ITEMS ONE 15 AND 1 26.

IF YOUR NAME'S BEEN CALLED, PLEASE START MAKING YOUR WAY DOWN.

PLEASE COME FORWARD IF YOUR NAME'S BEEN CALLED WILL CARDWELL MARYANNE DELEON.

ARE YOU WELL? YES.

OKAY, WILL CARDWELL ITEM 103 MINUTES.

GOOD MORNING COUNCIL MEMBERS.

UH, MY NAME IS WILL CARDWELL.

UH, I REPRESENT, UH, DHA CAPITAL.

UM, I'VE COME JUST TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT Y'ALL MIGHT HAVE REGARDING, UH, CONSENT ITEM 100.

IT'S A LITTLE ATYPICAL.

UM, WHAT WE HAVE IN THIS CASE IS A RESOLUTION THAT WAS PASSED IN, UH, 1972, WHEREBY THE CITY COUNCIL WAS TO CONVEY A PORTION OF VACATED HODGES STREET TO THE ORIGINAL OWNER, WHICH WAS THE NEIGHBOR.

UM, FOR WHATEVER REASON THAT CONVEYANCE NEVER OCCURRED.

UH, NOW WITH THE PROPERTY HAVING CHANGED HANDS A COUPLE OF TIMES, UH, IF WE WERE TO PROCEED WITH THAT RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN, THE VACATED PORTION OF THE STREET WOULD END UP WITH A PARTY WHO NO LONGER HAS ANY INTEREST IN THE AREA.

SO AFTER SPEAKING WITH STAFF, UH, THE SOLUTION THAT WE PROPOSE IS A SIMPLE AMENDMENT TO THE ORIGINAL ORDINANCE THAT RATHER THAN CONVEYING IT TO THE NAMED, UH, ORIGINAL PROPERTY OWNER, THE MARY LEE FOUNDATION, WE SIMPLY ADD AND OR SUCCESSORS INTO SIGNS, MEANING THAT THE SUCCESSORS OF THE MARY LEE FOUNDATION COULD RECEIVE THE CONVEYANCE.

AND, UH, THAT WAS PROBABLY THE SIMPLEST WAY TO ACHIEVE THE LEGAL REALITY THAT THE CITY COUNCIL IN THE 1970S WAS HOPING TO ACHIEVE.

SO TO THE EXTENT YOU'LL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER 'EM.

THANK YOU, MR. CARLOS.

ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

PLEASE COME FORWARD.

JUST STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE.

UH, MY NAME IS MARIANNE DELE.

I'M THE CEO OF THE TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL.

UM, I'M HERE TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF ITEM NUMBER 1 0 5.

UM, I'M HERE ON BEHALF OF OUR STAKEHOLDER, UH, BOARD CHAIR, HONORABLE GIGI EDWARDS BRYANT, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS, TARA LOWERY HART AND SUSANNA EY, WHO ARE HERE WITH ME.

UH, I WANNA THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ABOUT WHY TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL SHOULD BENEFIT FROM THE CITY'S GENEROUS WAIVER PROGRAM FOR THE 2023 FESTIVAL, WHICH TAKE TOOK PLACE LAST NOVEMBER.

AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHY TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL SHOULD BECOME A CITY OF AUSTIN CO-SPONSORED EVENT.

UH, I WANTED TO START BY THANKING COUNCIL MEMBERS, FUENTES QUADRI, UH, RYAN AND ALLISON ALTER, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER VELA AND MAYOR PRO TEM LESLIE POOLE FOR SPONSORING THE RESOLUTION AND TO SOME OF THE OTHER OFFICE, UH, OFFICES FOR COMMUNICATING YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SUPPORT OF THE MEASURE TO US DIRECTLY.

UH, MY COLLEAGUE, DOLLY AND AZI

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AND I HAVE HAD A REALLY GREAT TIME GETTING TO KNOW YOU ALL AND YOUR OFFICES AND HAVE BEEN, UH, REALLY, UH, UH, WELCOMED BY CITY HALL.

UH, THE TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL, MUCH LIKE OUR VIBRANT CITY, IS A CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY.

SINCE ITS INCEPTION, THE FESTIVAL HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO UPLIFTING THE VOICES OF ALL COMMUNITIES WITH A FOCUS ON COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

THIS COMMITMENT ALIGNS PERFECTLY WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN'S VALUES OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION.

UH, THE FESTIVAL CREATES A UNIQUE SPACE WHERE AUTHORS AND READERS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS CAN COME TOGETHER AND SHARE THEIR STORIES AND ID AND IDEAS.

UH, THIS FREE GATHERING OF NEARLY FI UH, 50,000 PEOPLE IN AND AROUND THIS, THE TEXAS STATE CAPITOL NOT ONLY CELEBRATES THE JOY OF READING, BUT ALSO FOSTERS A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF OUR RICH MULTICULTURAL TA TAPESTRY.

BY HIGHLIGHTING AUTHORS OF COLOR AND THEIR WORK, THE FESTIVAL ENSURES THAT VOICES THAT HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY MARGINALIZED ARE CELEBRATED.

MOREOVER, THE BOOK FESTIVAL ACTIVELY WORKS TO CREATE AN EQUITABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS INITIATING SUCH PROGRAMS AS READING ROCK STARS.

TO BRING AUTHORS INTO A ISD TITLE ONE SCHOOLS ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE F THE TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL, WE'RE PROVIDING CHILDREN FROM UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES WITH ACCESS TO BOOKS AND INSPIRING, UH, AND AN INSPIRING, UH, EXPERIENCE, UH, BY ALLOWING THEM TO MEET THE AUTHORS IN PERSON.

THIS PROGRAM, AMONG OTHERS, DEMONSTRATES THE FESTIVAL'S COMMITMENT TO LITERACY AND EDUCATION FOR ALL REFLECTING THE CITY'S OWN GOALS OF COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT AND DEVELOPMENT.

BY BECOMING A CO-SPONSORED EVENT, THE TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL WILL GAIN THE RECOGNITION AND SUPPORT NEEDED TO EXPAND ITS REACH AND IMPACT EVEN FURTHER, ALLOWING, UH, THE ORGANIZATION TO SAVE PHILANTHROPIC DOLLARS ALONG THE WAY.

UH, THIS PARTNERSHIP WILL NOT ONLY ENHANCE THE THE FESTIVAL'S ABILITY TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY, BUT ALSO SOLIDIFY AUSTIN'S REPUTATION AS A CITY THAT CHAMPIONS LITERATURE, CULTURE, AND DIVERSE VOICES.

UH, THANK Y'ALL SO MUCH.

WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE AND ALL YOU DO.

YEAH, THANK YOU.

WE HAVE SEVERAL SPEAKERS FOR ITEM 1 0 6, BUT THAT HAS BEEN MOVED TO A TIME CERTAIN OF 1:00 PM SO I'M MOVING ON TO THE NEXT ITEM FOR ONE 15 AND ONE 16 FELICITY MAXWELL, FOLLOWED BY NOOK TURNER.

FELICITY HAS SIGNED UP FOR ONE 15 AND ONE 16 FOR A TOTAL OF SIX MINUTES.

I'M ACTUALLY SIGNED UP IN A FEW OTHER ITEMS AS WELL.

YES, THEY'VE BEEN PULLED.

OH, MAY I SPEAK TO ALL OF THEM NOW? WE WILL CALL.

OH, YOU WANNA SPEAK TO ALL OF THEM NOW? MAY I, MAYOR? THAT'S OKAY, RIGHT? YES, WE TRY TO DO IT WHEN WE PULL 'EM.

WELL, TWO MINUTES.

WELL , WE DON'T GET TO DO THAT, SO, UM, GO AHEAD AND DO THAT.

BUT WHAT, WHAT ITEMS DO YOU WISH TO BE HEARD ON? UM, THAT'S FINE.

I'LL JUST DO ONE 16 AND ONE 15.

THAT'S FINE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, GOOD MORNING, FULL CITY MAXWELL DISTRICT FIVE RESIDENT OR A BOARD MEMBER.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF ITEM ONE 15.

UM, WE ARE DELIGHTED TO SEE THESE FOLLOW-UP ITEMS, PARTICULARLY THE EFFORTS TO ENSURE HOME ONE AND HOME TWO TO LOW MIDDLE INCOME HOMEOWNERS.

THANK YOU TO COUNCIL MEMBER VELAZQUEZ FOR BRINGING THIS ITEM FORWARD AND WORKING CLOSELY WITH OTHER COUNCIL OFFICES AND CITY STAFF TO ENSURE THE BEST VERSION OF THIS RESOLUTION.

WE'RE EAGER TO SEE THESE EDUCATIONAL FINANCE PROGRAMS BE INITIATED AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORK SUPPORTING THIS WORK IN THE COMMUNITY.

UM, REGARDING ITEM ONE 16, WE ARE IN FULL SUPPORT OF THE ITEM AND EAGER TO HEAR THE FINDINGS OF STAFF REGARDING THE BEST WAY TO IMPROVE OUR WATER QUALITY AND ALLOW MUCH NEEDED REDEVELOPMENT OF OUR OUTDATED 1980S LOTS IN WEST AUSTIN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NOOK TURNER, FRANCIS, UNA, ANITA, AINA SANCHEZ.

PEDRO SANCHEZ.

ALL RIGHT.

GOOD MORNING.

UM, COUNSEL, I'M ALWAYS EXCITED TO HAVE, SO WHAT'S YOUR NAME? NICK TURNER.

1, 1 0 9.

THREE MINUTES.

OKAY.

UM, ONCE AGAIN, I WAS LIKE, I WAS ABOUT TO SAY, I AM ALWAYS EXCITED WHEN I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO YOU GUYS.

UM, THIS IS BRIEF TODAY.

UM, WE PUT ON JUMP ON IT WEEK, JUMP ON IT IS AN ONGOING COMMUNITY PROGRAM THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING SINCE 1997.

UM, AND SO WE HAVE JUMP ON A WEEK COMING UP AND ONE OF OUR EVENTS ARE AT, IT'S AT WALTER ELONG PARK.

AND WE WERE APPROVED BY THE PARK, UM, LAST YEAR TO EXTEND THE CURFEW TO 11.

UM, BUT WE FOUND OUT, UM, ABOUT A MONTH AGO, A LITTLE BIT OVER A MONTH THAT IT NOW GOES THROUGH THE MUSIC OFFICE AND WE HAD TO GET THE SOUND, UM, EXTENDED FOR THAT.

SO I, I HOPE THAT EVERYONE, UM, VOTES IN FAVOR OF US GETTING AN EXTENSION FOR WHAT WE'RE DOING FOR OUR COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING ON THAT.

AND ALSO, UM, WE HAVE SOME PROGRAMMING DURING JUMP ON IT WEEK, UM, THAT'S GONNA TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY.

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IT'S GONNA TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY WHERE WE'LL WE'LL BE DISCUSSING, UM, THE BLACK EMBASSY.

AND FOR THOSE THAT ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE BLACK EMBASSY, IT WAS PART OF A RESOLUTION THAT PASSED THROUGH COUNCIL, UM, IN 2021.

WE'RE STILL WORKING AND MOVING FORWARD ON THAT.

SO I'M GLAD I GET A CHANCE TO FINALLY SEE YOU.

MAYOR, I'VE BEEN CALLING AND TEXTING