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UH,

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OKAY.

OKAY, COOL.

RECORDING HAS BEGUN.

UH, I AM CONVENING THIS MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY ACTIVATION NETWORK OR COMMUNITY INVESTMENT NETWORK IS 1:04 PM.

WE ARE ALL ON ZOOM.

UH, THANKS EVERYBODY FOR JOINING THE BOARD MEETING FOR UP TO 25 FOLKS.

I THINK LUIS IS STILL STUCK IN THE JOINING CYCLE.

UM, RUDY IS TEXTING ME SAYING HE'LL BE HERE, BUT, UM, THANKS EVERYBODY FOR JOINING THE CALL.

THERE'S A LOT TO COVER.

UM, I KNOW THAT WE'RE ALL VERY HARD AT WORK, TRYING TO ADAPT TO THE CRISIS, TRY TO GET STUFF DONE.

JUST A TECHNOLOGY REMINDER.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALL, I THINK MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THIS TYPE OF MEETING ENVIRONMENT THAN WE WERE A MONTH OR TWO AGO, BUT JUST AS A REMINDER, MAKE SURE TO BE MUTING YOURSELF.

UM, TURN YOUR MICROPHONES OFF UNLESS YOU ARE SPEAKING.

IF YOU OPEN THE PARTICIPANT WINDOW, THERE IS AN OPTION THERE TO RAISE YOUR HAND.

THAT'S HOW I CAN KNOW YOU WANT TO SPEAK.

AND THEN WE CAN, UH, WE CAN MANAGE AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE MEETING THAT WE DON'T HAVE FOLKS, UM, TALKING OVER EACH OTHER AND WHICH GETS REALLY ANNOYING.

I ACTUALLY READ A STORY ABOUT WHY ZOOM MEETINGS AND THESE TYPES OF MEETINGS ARE MORE EXHAUSTING THAN REGULAR MEETINGS.

AND ONE OF THE REASONS IS THIS, LIKE PEOPLE TALKING OVER EACH OTHER THING AND HOW YOU HAVE TO, YOU HAVE TO FOCUS SO MUCH HARDER AND THAT'S, THAT'S REALLY HARD.

SO, UM, LET'S, UH, WE'LL ALL STAY REALLY GOOD ABOUT THAT.

I'M SURE I WILL AT LEAST AT ONE POINT DURING THE MEETING, FORGET TO UNMUTE MYSELF WHEN I TALK.

SO PLEASE FORGIVE ME ON THAT.

UM, AND I WILL MUTE YOU IF YOU HAVEN'T MUTED YOURSELF AND PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THAT PERSONALLY.

UM, BUT REMEMBER THE, THE RAISE HAND OPTION, I WILL SEE THAT ON MY LIST.

IF YOU RAISE YOUR HAND THAT WAY I WILL KNOW TO RECOGNIZE YOU DURING THE MEETING.

UM, I THINK THAT'S ENOUGH OF A TECHNOLOGY CHECK.

WE ARE RECORDING THIS, UM, ACCORDING TO, OH MAN, MY, MY, MY COMPUTER REFRESH AND I LOST THE AGENDA, BUT I THINK THE FIRST THING IF I'M RIGHT ROLE IS THAT NORA IS GOING TO GIVE US AN UPDATE FROM THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL OR DO WE HAVE MINUTES TO APPROVE? NO, WE, UH, AT THE TIME WE DIDN'T PUT THE MINUTES ON HERE, UH, TILL NEXT TIME.

UM, BUT, UM, WE DO, UH, I JUST, IS THERE ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO ADDRESS, UH, VIA CITIZENS' COMMUNICATION? I DON'T, I DON'T THINK

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I SEE ANY UNFAMILIAR NUMBERS.

SO IF NOT, THEN WE CAN PROCEED TO THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL.

OKAY.

THIS WILL BE VERY BRIEF.

HELLO EVERYONE.

NICE TO SEE YOU.

UM, WE HAD A WELL ATTENDED COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING.

UM, WE HAD A PRESENTATION FROM HACA AND DELL MEDICAL SCHOOL.

THIS IS A VERY INNOVATIVE PROGRAM.

THAT'S ASSISTING RESIDENTS WITH THEIR COVID-19 CHALLENGES.

AND, UM, HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO COME UP WITH THIS WAY OF, UH, HOUSING AUTHORITY ASSISTING THE, UH, RESIDENTS.

AND HE'S NOW WORKING IN DENVER AND I BELIEVE LOS ANGELES AND OTHER COMMUNITIES TO HELP THEM PUT THIS PROGRAM TOGETHER.

SO HE MADE A WONDERFUL PRESENTATION TO US.

UM, WE ALSO HAD DR.

HOLLY AND SHE WAS TELLING US ABOUT AISD AND THE SITUATION AT THE TIME.

I KNOW THAT THERE'S DAILY CHANGES AND THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON IN THE EDUCATION AND EVERYWHERE ELSE, BUT AT THAT TIME IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND WE HAD LOTS OF QUESTIONS ABOUT IT.

UM, IN OUR MAY MEETING, WE'RE WORKING ON A PRO PROGRAM TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION OF OUR SENIOR CITIZENS AND THE FAMILIES, THE SITUATION THEY'RE FACING, AS WELL AS THE CHALLENGES TO THE NURSING HOMES AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES, WHICH ARE ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.

AND SO WE WANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT A LITTLE BIT BETTER AND FIGURE OUT HOW WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP AND HOW WE MIGHT BRING RECOMMENDATIONS TO YOU ABOUT THAT.

WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT THE STATUS AND SITUATION FOR OUR IMMIGRANT AND UNDOCUMENTED POPULATIONS.

WE HAVEN'T CAUGHT UP WITH THOSE.

SO THAT'LL BE SOMETHING WE PLAN TO DO AT THIS NEXT MEETING.

UM, WE'RE ALSO VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE WORK THAT ROLE WILL BE TELLING YOU ABOUT, UM, THE NEW KIND OF MODEL HE'S COME UP WITH AND HOW THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL WE CAN DO TO ASSIST OUR COMMUNITY, FIND WAYS TO ENGAGE AND INCLUDE OTHERS.

THAT'S MY REPORT.

THANK YOU, NORA.

ANYBODY HAVE QUESTIONS FOR NORA ABOUT COMMUNITY COUNCIL?

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I'M NOT SEEING ANYBODY RAISING THEIR HAND, SO, UM, LET'S GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON A ROLL.

WHY DON'T YOU, UH, JUMP INTO YOUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT? ALL RIGHT, GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

AND THANKS FOR, UM, EVERYONE'S DOING, I KNOW THERE'S A, THE HOURS AND, UM, YOU KNOW, VERY CHALLENGING TIMES, BUT, UH, MY COMMUNITY'S, YOU KNOW, VERY COMMITTED AND VERY ENGAGED.

AND SO THAT'S A KIND OF A VERY POSITIVE THING TO SEE,

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UM, PEOPLE STEPPING UP LIKE THAT AND REALLY GOING ABOVE THE CALL OF DUTY.

AND, UM, WE HAD A GOOD CONVERSATION LAST MONTH.

I HAD REPORTS FROM OUR PARTNERS AND THEN, UM, SOME IDEAS WE KIND OF PUT OUT THERE OF ROLES CAN, COULD PLAY.

AND THEN, UH, THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SORT OF, UH, PICK UP THE CONVERSATION FROM WHERE WE LEFT OFF AND ASKED ME TO EXPLORE A FEW AVENUES, UH, THAT CAN MAKE, UH, PLAY A ROLE IN THE COVID RESPONSE.

AND LET'S JUST SAY ON ALMOST EVERY ONE OF THOSE, UH, UH, CHARGES, THERE WERE CONFERENCE CALLS THAT WERE HAD WITH 10 OR MORE PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT EACH OF THE IDEAS.

UM, UH, CAUSE WHENEVER I CAN TAKE SOMETHING ON, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE NOT DUPLICATING EFFORTS, RIGHT.

THAT, UH, WE'RE ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS.

UM, AND UH, ALSO INFORMING THEM OF WHAT WE DO AND IN CASE, UH, THEY WANT TO BE A PART OF IT AND WANT TO PLAY A ROLE IN DEVELOPING THESE IDEAS AS WE GO FORWARD.

A COUPLE OF THINGS, I'LL NOTE IS ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE GOING TO LAUNCH.

UM, UM, ACTUALLY NEXT WEEK IS A NEW PODCAST IT'S CALLED, UH, IT'S THE CAN GET ENGAGED PODCAST AND IT'S MEANT TO BE A WEEKLY COMMUNITY CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES COMING UP, YOU KNOW, FROM MONDAY THROUGH THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY.

AND WE'LL SEND IT OUT MONDAY MORNING.

SO IF YOU WANT TO START YOUR WEEK WITH A FIVE MINUTE LITTLE PREVIEW OF THE WEEK, YOU MIGHT, UH, UM, FIND OUT ABOUT AN EVENT OR TWO YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT.

AND ALTHOUGH I KNOW EVERYONE'S SCHEDULES ARE VERY BUSY.

UH, YOU MIGHT HAVE SOMEONE ON YOUR TEAM WHO YOU MIGHT WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN SOMETHING.

UM, AND SO THIS IS, UM, SO EVENTUALLY WE'LL HAVE IT UP ON ITUNES AND GOOGLE PLAY AND I HEART RADIO, ET CETERA, BUT YOU NEED TO HAVE A NEED TO HAVE A FEW PODCASTS UNDER YOUR BELT BEFORE THAT HAPPENS.

UM, BUT WE AREN'T CONNECTING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS, UM, YOU KNOW, FOR, SO THEY CAN SHARE THEIR EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES.

AND JUST KEEP THAT IN MIND AS WE GO THROUGH THE PARTNER REPORTS, IF THERE IS AN EVENT THAT'S COMING UP IN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO THAT YOU REALLY WANT US TO HIGHLIGHT IN THE PODCAST, THEN PLEASE JUST EMAIL MYSELF OR DELINA AND WE'LL BE SURE TO, UH, TO DO A PLUG.

UM, BUT, UH, THIS WAS ANOTHER WAY WE THOUGHT OUT OF COMMUNICATING WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE COMMUNITY.

THIS WAS ALREADY IN THE WORK PLAN, SO IT WASN'T ANY ADDITIONAL WORK, UH, BUT WE'RE KIND OF WAITING FOR THE RIGHT TIME TO LAUNCH, EXCUSE ME, IN THE CRISIS THAT THAT'S UPON US AND WE'RE A COMMUNITY IS.

AND, UH, IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S A GOOD TIME TO REALLY LET PEOPLE KNOW WHEN IT'S HAPPENING AND HOW THEY CAN GET ENGAGED, HOW THEY CAN GET INVOLVED AND SUPPORT WHAT IS JUST A GREAT, UH, RESPONSE TO THIS, UH, FROM OUR COMMUNITY.

SO, UM, SO KEEP THAT IN MIND AND I'M GOING TO SHARE A DOCUMENT.

UM, IF I CAN DO IT CORRECTLY, THERE WE GO TO SUMMARIZE SORT OF WHAT WE'RE SORT OF PURSUING, UH, IN TERMS OF, UM, IN TERMS OF CANNES WORK.

AND LET'S SEE IF I CAN START THE SLIDESHOW IS JUST ONE SLIDE.

SO WE'RE NOT GONNA HAVE A VERY LONG PRESENTATION, BUT I DO WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT, UH, KEN IS INVOLVED WITH, UH, WITH THESE ACTIVITIES.

AND IF THERE'S A WAY YOU WANT TO ENGAGE WITH US OR PARTICIPATE, OR JUST KIND OF HELP GUIDE HOW WE GO ABOUT THIS, LET US KNOW.

SO WE WERE REALLY, UM, YOU KNOW, THREE OF THE THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT LAST WEEK OR LAST MONTH, PLUS THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WAS ONE TO HAVE A SORT OF A DASHBOARD THAT HELPS US GUIDE, UH, ASSESS THE, THE RECOVERY PROCESS.

RIGHT? SO LOOKING AT DATA THAT CAN TELL US WHAT THE NEEDS ARE, NOT JUST IN TERMS OF HEALTH, BUT ALSO BASIC NEEDS AND OTHER ECONOMIC KIND OF INDICATORS.

UM, AND ANOTHER ONE WAS, UH, TO BUILD ON OUR LANGUAGE ACCESS WORK THAT WE'VE DONE IS TO HAVE PROVIDE MORE OF THE COVID ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INFO TO, UM, TO COMMUNITIES, RIGHT, WHO, UH, WHOSE NATIVE LANGUAGES ARE SOMETHING OTHER THAN ENGLISH.

UH, SO, AND I'VE DONE A SCAN OF WHAT'S AVAILABLE IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES AND THERE'S ABOUT FOUR LANGUAGES THAT HAVE A LOT OF RESOURCES.

SO WE WANT TO ADD TO THAT BY ADDING ANOTHER THREE OR FOUR LANGUAGES WHERE WE CAN HELP PROVIDE, UM, INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THEY CAN GET HELP.

UM, AND WE'RE TRYING TO COORDINATE, YOU KNOW, WITH THE CITY AND THAT, AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SEE WHAT, UM, WHAT COMMUNITIES ARE THEY, UM, FINDING IT HARDEST TO REACH, UH, YEAH, AGAIN, IF YOU'RE A HEALTH PROVIDER OR SOME OTHER SERVICE PROVIDER, AND YOU HAVE A, AN OPINION ON THAT, PLEASE LET US KNOW BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T DONE DECIDED WHICH SPECIFIC, UM, UH, LANGUAGES TO FOCUS ON.

AND, AND IN THAT PROCESS, WE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY THAT WE CAN, UM, NOT JUST, UM, HAVE PEOPLE WE'LL GO TO THE WEBSITE, BUT ALSO SIGN UP FOR INFORMATION

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OR COMMUNICATIONS.

UH, ONE OF THE REASONS WE, WE REALLY WANTED TO DO THIS BECAUSE THERE'S A COMMUNITY RESILIENCE TRUST, YOU KNOW, HAS A VERY INFORMATIVE WEBSITE AND THEY HAVE THEIR INFORMATION IN FOUR DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

AND I ASKED THE WEBMASTER, WELL, HOW MANY HITS ARE YOU GETTING ON THE NON-ENGLISH PAGES? AND THEY SAID ABOUT 5,000 HITS PER DAY.

AND THAT'S JUST IN THOSE FOUR LANGUAGES.

SO THEY'RE DEFINITELY, HE'S A NEED, RIGHT, FOR IT TO HAVE THE INFORMATION IN THESE LANGUAGES, UH, AND BEYOND, RIGHT.

CAUSE IF THOSE FOLKS ARE SEARCHING FOR INFO, I MEAN, FOLKS WHO SPEAK THESE OTHER NATIVE LANGUAGES ARE ALSO SEARCHING FOR THE INFO AND THAT'S WHERE WE HOPE TO ADD VALUE TO WHAT'S HAPPENING.

UM, AND SO I THINK THAT, UH, JUST KEEP THAT IN MIND, YOU KNOW, UM, AND THEN, UM, AND THE OTHER, WHERE ARE WE AGAIN, THERE'S NOT AS MUCH INFO OR YOU HAVE TO REALLY DIG TO FIND IT AS IS, HOW CAN I HELP, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT GETTING HELP, BUT IF YOU WANT TO HELP IN DIFFERENT WAYS, THERE IS, THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP, BUT YOU HAVE TO DIG.

SO, UM, SO PART OF IT, UM, PART OF WHAT WE DISCUSSED IS WELL HIT CAN, CAN BE SORT OF A CLEARINGHOUSE OF INFORMATION FOR HOW PEOPLE CAN GET ENGAGED.

UM, AND THEN IN DIFFERENT WAYS, YEAH.

WHETHER IT'D BE, WHERE CAN THEY DONATE MONEY OR THINGS, OR LIKE, HOW CAN THEY VOLUNTEER IN THE NEW INVITE I'M IN, WE'RE IN AND HOW CAN THEY DIALOGUE WHERE THERE'S STILL A LOT OF DIALOGUE OPPORTUNITIES.

THEY, THEY LOOK AND FEEL, AND ALSO AN AWFUL LOT LIKE THIS, BUT THAT ALSO MAKES IT A LITTLE EASIER ONCE YOU KIND OF GET COMFORTABLE WITH THIS PLATFORM.

AND SO, AND I THINK THAT PEER IS CAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS IN THIS YEAR'S WORK PLAN WAS GOING TO BE TO REVAMP OUR, WE CAN ATX WEBSITE.

THIS IS A, NOT OUR MAIN WEBSITE, BUT A WEBSITE THAT WAS MEANT MORE FOR, UM, PROMOTING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, BUT IT HASN'T REALLY BEEN UPDATED IN QUITE A LONG TIME.

SO I GO THIS YEAR WAS TO UPDATE THAT WEBSITE.

AND ORIGINALLY THIS WAS GOING TO BE OUR GET ENGAGED.

LIKE THE WHOLE WEBSITE WAS GOING TO BE THAT GET ENGAGED BOX THAT YOU SEE ON THIS FRAMEWORK.

UM, BUT WE WERE ALSO GOING TO CREATE A LANGUAGE ACCESS SITE.

SO THAT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE A FOURTH SITE.

AND WHEN WE STARTED TALKING ABOUT THE COVID DASHBOARD, THEN WE THOUGHT, WELL, THERE HAS TO BE A SEPARATE DASHBOARD WEBSITE BESIDES OUR DASHBOARD, WHICH WOULD BE A FIFTH WEBSITE.

UM, BUT AS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IT WITH OUR STAFF, WE DECIDED IT WAS LOOK, IT SEEMED, IT KIND OF IS LENDS ITSELF TO JUST CREATING A WEBSITE WHERE FOLKS CAN GO TO ONE PLACE TO GET SOME DATA RIGHT.

ABOUT WHERE WE ARE AS A COMMUNITY.

SO YOU SEE THERE, THE IDEA IS TO GET SOME OF THE HEALTH DATA, UM, YOU KNOW, THE DIAGNOSES, THE HOSPITALIZATIONS, THE DEATHS, UH, JUST BAD, BUT ALSO INFO FROM TWO ONE, ONE AND THREE, ONE, ONE ABOUT THE TOP, UM, THE CALL VOLUME, YOU KNOW, THE TOP REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE.

UM, THE GET HELP.

WE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT IT A LITTLE BIT IS, YOU KNOW, IF I NEED HELP WITH NEEDS ARISING FROM COVID-19, LET'S GET THAT OUT THERE THAT IT'S NOT TO SAY WE'RE CREATING SOMETHING NEW, BUT WE, UH, THIS IS MORE OF A LET'S POINT PEOPLE TO THE DIRECTION THAT THEY NEED TO GO TO GET HELP.

UH, BUT A LOT OF THESE RESOURCES ARE ALREADY OUT THERE.

SO WE WOULDN'T BE CREATING LABS THERE EXCEPT FOR THE TRANSLATION.

AND THEN THE GET ENGAGED PART AGAIN, IS SOMETHING WHERE, UH, THERE ISN'T, UM, SORT OF A GO-TO SITE FOR THAT.

SO WE WOULD BE CREATING THAT.

AND THEN I'LL JUST END BY SAYING THAT, UH, DURING THE GET ENGAGED TO CONVERSATIONS WE HAD, UM, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS QUITE A FEW GROUPS, YOU KNOW, 10 OR 12 GROUPS WHO KIND OF CAME TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT THAT CONCEPT.

AND WHAT WE WERE LOOKING AT IS, UM, OTHER VOLUNTEER COORDINATION MODELS FROM OTHER CITIES, UM, AS A WAY OF MAYBE THROUGH THIS PROCESS, NOT JUST CREATING A WAY FOR PEOPLE TO GET ENGAGED AROUND THIS, UH, UH, COMMUNITY CRISIS OR A PANDEMIC, UM, BUT ALSO CREATE A USER, CREATE, USE IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A PLATFORM WHERE WE CAN COORDINATE THE VOLUNTEERISM AND THE CIVIC INVOLVEMENT GOING FORWARD EVEN AFTER, UM, THE IMMEDIATE CRISIS IS OVER.

SO JUST KNOW THAT WE ARE KIND OF THINKING ABOUT, UM, HOW THESE, HOW THIS SIDE, RIGHT, OR THIS RESOURCE CAN CONTINUE AS A RESOURCE FOR THE COMMUNITY GOING FORWARD.

AND, UM, BUT IT'S BEEN, UM, I THINK WE'RE IN A GOOD PLACE.

I THINK WE CAN PROBABLY LAUNCH THIS, UH, IN A WEEK, MAYBE TWO WEEKS AT THE MOST.

AND SO WE'LL SEND SOMETHING OUT TO THE BOARD ONCE WE GET TO THE POINT WHERE, UM, IT LOOKS LIKE WHAT ABOUT THE LINES? SO, UH, HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, UH, HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE.

HAPPY TO PUT THE IMAGE BACK UP THERE.

IF FOLKS WANT TO LOOK AT IT AGAIN.

YEP.

RURAL, CAN YOU, CAN YOU REEMPHASIZE THE PART ABOUT NOT REPRODUCING THE WORK OF OTHERS? I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING IS, IS BEING ACKNOWLEDGED AS THE HOME

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FOR THAT WORK AND NOT GOING TO END UP BEING REPRODUCED ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE OR THE COUNTY'S WEBSITE OR SOMEWHERE ELSE.

WELL, I THINK THAT'S HOW I'M TRYING TO BUILD A SOCIETY THAT WE DON'T REPLICATE.

RIGHT.

WHAT'S ALREADY HAPPENING, BUT THAT HOPEFULLY IT'S LIKE, UM, LIKE, UH, YOU KNOW, WE TALKED ABOUT IT DURING THE STRATEGIC PLAN PROCESS, A CLEARING HOUSE OF INFORMATION.

YOU CAN GO TO THIS SITE AND THEN EITHER IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN DATA, GO FIND THE DATA THAT'S OUT THERE.

IF YOU, IF YOU NEED HELP, YOU KNOW, HERE ARE PLACES WHERE YOU CAN GO TO GET HELP, AND THEN IF YOU WANT TO GET ENGAGED, UM, YOU KNOW, THAT'S, THAT'S THE ONE PROBABLY WHERE WE NEED TO CREATE MORE CONTENT BECAUSE THERE ISN'T LIKE A SINGLE POINT OF, UM, WHERE PEOPLE CAN GO FOR THAT INFORMATION, BUT TO THE, TO THE DEGREE THAT WE CAN CONNECT WITH EXISTING RESOURCES, RIGHT.

THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO SO THAT WE'RE NOT RECREATING, UM, YOU KNOW, ANY OF THE CONTENT OR THE EFFORT OF THE WORK.

UM, BUT I DO THINK THE HEAVIEST LIFT HERE, UH, IS, UM, IS TO GET ENGAGED PART BECAUSE IT'S A NEW REALITY AND THERE ARE MUCH MORE LIMITED WAYS OF PEOPLE ENGAGING.

AND, BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO ENGAGE AND WE WANT TO, UH, ELEVATE THOSE AS MUCH AS WE CAN.

AND ON THE DATA SIDE, I MEAN, AGAIN, WE'RE TRYING TO DO A VERY HIGH LEVEL DASHBOARD.

UH, CHILDREN'S OPTIMAL HEALTH IS DOING A LOT DEEPER DIVE ON THE TWO, ONE, ONE DATA TO SEE WHERE THE GREATEST NEEDS ARE.

AND OUR CALL VOLUMES ARE FOR PARTICULAR KINDS OF CALLS.

AND WE'D LIKE TO DO SOMETHING SIMILAR, KIND OF WITH THREE, ONE, ONE.

UM, BUT THAT'S KIND OF WHERE WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO DEEP DIVES BECAUSE ESPECIALLY IF THERE'S OTHER FOLKS DOING THE DEEP DIVE INTO THE DATA.

UM, BUT WE DO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, IT'S A BALANCE OF, YOU KNOW, INFORMATION THAT IS USED TO THE COMMUNITY, UM, BUT ALSO HELPFUL TO THOSE FAMILIES WHO MAY BE SEARCHING FOR HELP AND MAYBE HAVING DIFFICULTY BECAUSE OF LANGUAGE OR OTHER BARRIERS.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT ANSWERED YOUR QUESTION, BUT, UH, WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP IT AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENS VERY QUICKLY WHEN YOU GO SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION AROUND THE COVID RESPONSE IS YOU DO FIND IT, BUT THERE'S SO MUCH THAT IT'S REALLY HARD TO KNOW WHAT TO DO, RIGHT.

IF YOU'RE A FAMILY SEEKING ASSISTANCE.

SO, YOU KNOW, IN THE END, PEOPLE JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO DO I CALL FOR THIS, OR WHO DO I CALL FOR THAT? UM, SO THE SIMPLER, WE CAN KEEP IT THE BETTER.

SO THAT'S DEFINITELY THE INTENT GOING INTO THIS.

AND I SEE YOU HAVE A QUESTION.

THANK YOU.

THEN I'M GLAD TO BE AT THIS MEETING.

SO I MISSED THE LAST ONE.

UM, REL, ARE YOU AWARE OF IN NORTH AUSTIN COMMUNITIES FOR OUR EDUCATIONAL READINESS, WHICH IS PART OF THAT NECESSARILY THEY HAVE A WEBSITE AND THEY HAVE A RESOURCE TAB.

AND UNDER THAT RESEARCH ON THAT RESOURCE TAB, THEY HAVE A TRELLO BOARD.

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THAT? VISITED THE SITE? YES.

OKAY.

SO THAT TRELLO BOARD IS ORGANIZED SO THAT FAMILIES CAN FIND RESOURCES VERY QUICKLY AND IT'S PRETTY EXHAUSTIVE.

UM, AND EVEN THOUGH NECESSARILY IS LOCATED IN NORTHEAST AUSTIN, UM, I THINK THAT IT WOULD BE, IT COVERS RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE WIDELY IN AUSTIN.

SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT TO SEE IF MAYBE THAT'S A PLATFORM OR WHATEVER FOR WHAT YOU'RE THINKING.

UM, OR, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN TIE INTO THAT SOMEHOW, BECAUSE A LOT OF WORK HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE THROUGH THE NECESSARY, UM, SUBGROUPS OF WHICH ONE OF, UM, I'M ONE OF THOSE I PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THOSE SUBGROUPS.

SO JUST A SUGGESTION.

YEAH.

I SEE INVOICES IS ON OUR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS COALITION.

SO THEY'VE DEFINITELY SHARED THAT WITH US AND WE KNOW IT'S OUT THERE IT'S PRETTY NEW, BUT IT'S OBVIOUSLY A VERY, VERY POWERFUL TOOL.

SO WE'LL DEFINITELY LOOK AT CONNECTING WITH THAT AS WE MOVE FORWARD, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF CREATING THIS AS A RESOURCE, IT ALSO, ALSO VOICES HAS A POSTER THAT HAS URL CODES ON IT THAT YOU CAN TAKE A PICTURE OF WITH YOUR PHONE.

UM, FAMILIES CAN DO THAT.

FAMILY MEMBERS CAN DO THAT.

AND, AND IT, I THINK THEY'RE ABOUT 30 LINKS ON THERE.

AND YOU CAN PULL UP WITH YOUR PHONE LOCATIONS OF HEALTHCARE, FOOD, THAT KIND OF THING ALL OVER AUSTIN, TRAVIS COUNTY.

SO THAT'S ANOTHER RESOURCE THAT AUSTIN VOICES HAS DEVELOPED.

UM, SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT, THAT CAN, MAY WANT TO, UM, PROMOTE DISCUSS DISSEMINATE TO THE MEMBERS ALL OVER AUSTIN, TRAVIS COUNTY, SO THAT PEOPLE ARE AWARE THAT THIS KIND OF WORK IS BEING DONE.

IT'S VERY ORGANIZED.

IT'S VERY EASY FOR PEOPLE TO ACCESS AND PARTICULARLY IMMIGRANTS, PEOPLE WHO DON'T SPEAK OUR LANGUAGE, I WOULD ADD TO THAT.

I WAS LOOKING AT WILLIAMSON COUNTY'S WEBSITE AND THEY JUST LINKED TO IT.

YEAH.

AND APPARENTLY THEY HAVE A WILCO BRANDED AND BERTHA SITE, WHICH WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY EASY TO USE.

SO YEAH, I'M DEFINITELY IN FAVOR OF NOT HAVING TO REINVENT THE WHEEL.

DR.

HOLLY, I SEE.

YOUR HAND IS UP.

YEAH.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS.

AND I WANTED TO, UH, SECOND, WHAT TRUSTEE TYKES SAID ABOUT NOT SAID, AND AUSTIN VOICES, BOTH, THEY'VE BEEN DOING AN AMAZING JOB, BUT MY QUESTION WAS, UH, I, I WANTED TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE PIECE.

YOU SAID YOU WANT IT, YOU ALL WERE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHICH LANGUAGES WERE, UM, NOT, UH, EASILY ACCESSIBLE.

UH, DID YOU, UH, ELABORATE A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT HOW YOU'RE TRYING TO FIND THAT OUT? AND I'M ONLY ASKING THAT BECAUSE THE DISTRICT I AS D HAS IDENTIFIED SOME OF THE LANGUAGES, UH, THAT, UH, WE'RE HAVING, UH, FOLKS WHO SPEAK IT ARE HAVING A HARD TIME GETTING SUPPORT.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO KNOW WHAT WAS, YOU KNOW, WHAT WAS YOUR FOR, FOR FINDING OUT ABOUT THE LANGUAGES? CAUSE I CAN GIVE YOU A FEW OF THEM.

UH, WE'RE WORKING WITH OUR, UM, OUR AISD REFUGEE FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES.

AND SO I JUST, I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW YOU'RE GATHERING THAT INFORMATION.

AND I KNOW YOU WORK WITH SELIMA AS WELL.

YES.

WE, UH, WE HAD OUR LANGUAGE ACCESS, UH, ACTION TEAM MEETING ON WEDNESDAY AND WE HAD A, UM, I THINK THERE'S A JENNIFER, I THINK FROM THE TRANSLATED INTERPRETATION OFFICE AND ALSO A SELEMA WAS ON THERE.

UH, AND SO THEY WERE, THEY WERE SHARING THAT INFORMATION THAT YOU'RE SHARING NOW ABOUT, UM, THE FAMILIES THAT THEY'RE LOOKING TO, UH, TO REACH OUT TO, YOU KNOW, UM, AND THAT THEY WERE, THEY COULD USE SOME HELP IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, COORDINATING OR DEVELOPING RESOURCES.

SO, UM, AND I THINK WE HAD THE CITY, YOU KNOW, CITY IS VERY INVOLVED IN THE LANGUAGE ACCESS WORK WE'RE DOING.

SO, UM, THEY ALSO HAVE SOME PRIORITY, UH, LANGUAGES.

SO WE'RE TRYING TO JUST KIND OF PUT THEM ALL ON A CHART TO SEE WHAT, WHAT WHAT'S ALREADY OUT THERE.

WHAT'S NOT OUT THERE.

AND, AND AGAIN, HOW CAN WE ADD VALUE BY, BY HELPING REACH THOSE COMMUNITIES? SO THANK YOU.

OKAY.

DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION? YEAH.

AND IT KIND OF COMBINATION OF ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU AND STUFF NEED ALL LAST ROW, JUST TO BE CLEAR CANADA'S IS ACTING AS THE CLEARING HOUSE PER SE.

SO WE'RE NOT REINVENTING THE WHEEL, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO ALSO DO A DEEP DIVE ON SPECIFIC ISSUE, JUST POINT PEOPLE TO THE APPROPRIATE INFORMATION THAT NEEDS TO THAT'S OUT IN THE COMMUNITY OF WORK FOR THAT, OR ARE WE TRYING TO REPLICATE AND CRATER OUR OWN, YOU KNOW, THING, AND THEN THEY'RE FACT HAVE OTHER PEOPLE REFERENCE WHAT WE'RE DOING.

I'M JUST TRYING TO BE MORE CLEAR ABOUT IT BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO DO A DEEP DIVE COMPLETELY WITH IT.

CAUSE A LOT OF WORK WENT ON A COMMUNITY, BUT YOU ALSO WANT TO BE UNIQUE IN WHAT ASPECT AND HOW YOU ADVOCATE.

YES.

I MEAN, I THINK IN TERMS OF THE DATA PIECE, I MEAN, IS WHERE, I MEAN, I THINK WE WANT TO, YOU KNOW, PROVIDE SOME HIGH LEVEL DATA BECAUSE THERE ALREADY IS FOLKS WHO ARE DOING DEEP DIVES IN DIFFERENT POLICY AREAS.

SO WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS AGAIN, POINT PEOPLE TO THOSE GROUPS THAT ARE ALREADY DOING THAT, UH, DEEPER WORK.

UM, WE HAVE HAD, UM, MISSION CAPITAL HAS BEEN FACILITATING A CALL.

WE'LL GET LIKE 30 OF THE DATA REPS, YOU KNOW, FROM AROUND FROM DIFFERENT GROUPS IN THE, UM, UM, IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, UM, GET A SENSE FOR, YOU KNOW, W WHAT DATA IS AVAILABLE, HOW CAN WE USE IT TO TELL THE STORY OF WHAT'S HAPPENING? UM, AND THEN, UM, AND IN LOOKING AT SOME OF THIS TWO, ONE, ONE DATA, YOU KNOW, WITH THE ANALYSIS CHILDREN'S OPTIMAL HEALTH IS, IS DOING, IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, WELL, WHAT SEEMS LIKE, UH, IS MARRIAGE FURTHER OR MARRIAGE THAT DEEP DIVE, RIGHT? AND WHO'S THE BEST WHO'S, WHO'S BEST EQUIPPED TO DO THAT.

SO I'M NOT SAYING WE WON'T DO A DEEP DIVE BECAUSE WE USUALLY LOOK AT IT IN TERMS OF, IS THERE SOMEONE TO PLAY THAT COORDINATION ROLE OR FACILITATION ROLE? UH, AND IF THERE ISN'T, WE STEP IN KIND OF TO PLAY THAT ROLE, BUT AT THIS POINT, UM, AGAIN, THERE'S A LOT OF WORK AROUND FOOD ACCESS.

THERE'S A LOT OF INTEREST AROUND HOUSING, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT THERE IS SORT OF A DEEP DIVE YET AROUND THOSE STATISTICS, UM, AROUND ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE ISSUES.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF INTEREST IN, YOU KNOW, HAVING THOSE KINDS OF, KIND OF DASHBOARDS, UM, AND CREATING THAT.

SO I KNOW I'M WORKING WITH LAWRENCE AT THE COUNTY, UM, PLANNING, UM, UH, AROUND THAT CONVERSATION AND IF THEY'RE STARTING TO PUTTING OUT SOME INFORMATION.

SO, UM, SO I THINK IN OUR SITE, WE WILL WANT TO POINT TO THOSE PLACES THAT HAVE, UH, INFORMATION, RIGHT.

THAT PROVIDES MORE DETAIL.

UM, AND AT THIS POINT, WE, WE, HAVEN'T SORT OF PICKED AN ISSUE THAT WE'RE GOING TO OWN PER SE, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT I WOULDN'T SAY THAT THERE'S NO CHANCE THAT WE WILL DO THAT.

I MEAN, OR THERE MAY BE A CHANCE THAT WE'LL WE'LL DO THAT.

IT JUST DEPENDS ON AS WE HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS WITH ALL THESE OTHER FOLKS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN, IN THEIR RESPONSE, THEN, UM, WHAT SEEMS APPROPRIATE JUST LIKE AROUND VOLUNTEERING, YOU KNOW, WE, IT SEEMED APPROPRIATE FOR KEN TO BE, UM, UH, A GROUP THAT MAYBE COORDINATES

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AROUND VOLUNTEERING OR GETTING ENGAGED IN THIS NEW ENVIRONMENT THEN ARE THERE OTHER AREAS WHERE IT SEEMS LIKE THIS KIND OF COORDINATION IS APPROPRIATE FOR CAN, BUT AROUND DATA, THERE'S JUST SO MUCH OF IT OUT THERE.

AND SO MANY PEOPLE LOOKING AT IT THAT, UH, WE'RE GONNA KEEP OUR STATS AT A PRETTY HIGH LEVEL AT THIS POINT, UNTIL WE SEE AN AREA WHERE OUR, UM, FURTHER ANALYSIS FROM OUR TEAM, YOU KNOW, WOULD BE HELPFUL AND USEFUL.

I MOSTLY DIDN'T TALK TO HER ABOUT ANYTHING.

UM, I WANT TO REITERATE, I THINK PART OF WHAT WE DISCUSSED IN THE LAST BOARD MEETING, WHICH IS REALLY, REALLY BEING FOCUSED ON WHERE CAN PROVIDES THE MOST VALUE.

I'M NOT SURE US PUTTING A DASHBOARD TOGETHER ON 201 OR THREE.

ONE, ONE IS THE BEST USE OF CAN WHEN THOSE ARE, THOSE ARE TOOLS OWNED BY A SINGLE ENTITY, THE CITY SHOULD BE DOING ITS OWN THREE, ONE, ONE REPORTING, I'LL PASS THE RESOLUTION TO MAKE THEM DO IT RIGHT, LIKE, BUT WHERE THE SWEET SPOT TO ME IS, IS WHEN CAN ACTS AS THE CLEARING HOUSE FOR DATA PULLS THE DATA IN FROM MULTIPLE PARTNERS BECOMES THAT NEUTRAL KIND OF RECEPTACLE OR ARBITER OF THAT DATA, AND THEN PUBLISHES THE DASHBOARD.

THAT'S KIND OF ALWAYS BEEN THE WHEELHOUSE.

WHEN WE TALKED AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING, WE TALKED ABOUT THAT IN TERMS OF A DASHBOARD OF ALL OF THE RESPONSE EFFORTS, ALL OF THE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS OUR ENTITIES ARE PUTTING TOGETHER.

CERTAINLY GOVERNMENT ENTITIES ARE DOING IT, BUT WE'RE SEEING OUR PRIVATE PARTNERS.

WE'RE SEEING BOTH NONPROFITS AND FOR-PROFIT ENTITIES DOING RESPONSE EFFORTS.

THAT BEING THE THING THAT, THAT LIVES A CAN, OF COURSE, I PASSED AN ITEM AT THE COUNCIL MEETING YESTERDAY.

I CAN TALK ABOUT MORE LATER, UH, SPECIFICALLY WRITING IN CANNES AND CAP COG SINCE I CHAIR THE ECONOMIC DEV BOARD OVER THERE TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THAT TYPE OF REGIONAL DASHBOARD WAS, WOULD LIVE SUSHI.

I SEE.

YOUR HAND IS UP.

YES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UM, WELL, I APPRECIATE THIS, AND I KNOW WE HAD A CONVERSATION THE OTHER DAY JUST ABOUT THIS AS WELL.

UM, I APPRECIATE YOUR, UM, YOUR FOCUS ON ENSURING THAT A WE'RE NOT REINVENTING THE WHEEL, BUT ALSO THAT WE'RE, UM, SORT OF BRIDGING THE SILOS THAT ARE STARTING TO, TO APPEAR OUT THERE.

UM, I ALSO AGREED WITH COUNCILPERSON, UH, FLANAGAN ON, UH, ENSURING THAT WE'RE REALLY CATALOGING THE RESPONSE AND NOT THE RESOURCES, UM, IN PART, BECAUSE I AGREED, YOU KNOW, THERE IS CITY THERE'S CITY RESOURCES, THERE ARE CITY INFORMATION, UM, COMING FROM ON HIGH AND ALSO, YOU KNOW, FROM THE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS, WE HAVE THE, THE COMMUNITY RESILIENCY TRUST.

AND SO WHAT I'D WORRY ABOUT IS CAN BECOMING SORT OF A CLEARING HOUSE OF CLEARING HOUSES.

AND SO, UM, I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, REALLY CONCENTRATING ON THESE DATA EFFORTS, REALLY CONCENTRATING, I DO REALLY, UH, COMMENTS ABOUT, UM, CREATING A CLEARING HOUSE FOR VOLUNTEERISM.

THAT'S SORT OF WHERE I LIVE AND I KNOW THE OTHER, UM, HIGHER ED ORGANIZATIONS ON THIS CALL ALSO LIVE THERE.

I THINK THAT THAT WOULD BE, UM, A GAP THAT, THAT WE AS AN ORGANIZATION COULD FILL GOING FORWARD.

YEAH.

AND I JUST, YOU KNOW, REAL BRIEFLY, I MEAN THE, THE 200 MILLION PIECES IS A VERY SIMPLE PIECE.

WE'RE GOING TO GET SOME DATA ABOUT THE TOP CALLS FOR TWO, ONE, ONE SORT OF ON THE, FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH, THE SECOND TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH.

AND WE'RE JUST GOING TO SHOW A SIMPLE LINE GRAPH.

I MEAN, SO THAT PEOPLE SEE, ARE THEY MOVING IS ONE WORSE THAN ANOTHER IS, UH, ARE THERE, ARE THERE ANY CHANGES? SO THAT'S A PRETTY, YOU KNOW, PRETTY, PRETTY EASY LIFT.

AND THAT, THAT WAS THE INTENT BEHIND THAT GET INFORMED PIECE.

IS THAT IT, IT'S A QUICK, QUICK WAY OF GETTING INFORMATION FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO KNOW KIND OF A SNAPSHOT, RIGHT.

BUT IT WON'T REALLY TAKE PROBABLY NOT EVEN AN HOUR'S WORTH OF WORK, RIGHT.

ONCE WE GET THE DATA TO ACTUALLY CREATE THAT AS PART OF WHAT I AM TRYING TO DO IS TO FREE UP OUR CAPACITY FOR THE VERY THING THAT CANCELED NEVER MENTIONED, CAUSE THAT IS A HEAVY LIFT.

UM, AND SO, BUT WE WERE ALREADY DOING LANGUAGE ACCESS, RIGHT? THE VOLUNTEER PIECE KIND OF EMERGED AS A ROLE WE COULD PLAY.

AND THAT IS, UM, A BIG LIFT, I DUNNO, AS HEAVY OF A LIST AS THE ACCOUNTABILITY PIECE THAT, UH, THAT THE COUNCIL MEMBER MENTIONED.

BUT, UH, UM, BUT I AM SORT OF TRYING TO BE MINDFUL OF OUR STAFF CAPACITY CAUSE THERE'S ONLY THREE OF US.

SO I DO THINK THAT THIS IS, UH, SOMETHING THAT WE CAN LODGE WITHOUT TOO MUCH EFFORT, JUST BECAUSE THERE WAS A LOT OF THIS IN THE WORKS ALREADY.

AND WE'RE JUST KIND OF TWEAKING SORT OF, UH, HOW IT LOOKS AND HOW IT FEELS GIVEN THE CHANGED CONDITIONS SINCE FROM WHEN WE ADOPTED SORT OF THE STRATEGIC

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PLAN.

UM, BUT I, BUT I DO HAVE, I THINK ENOUGH CAPACITY TO LOOK AT THE, THE ISSUE OF THE, UM, I GUESS THE, UH, IMPACT OF OUR INVESTMENTS AND KIND OF TRY TO THINK THAT WHAT'S THE RIGHT WORD.

IT'S A DASHBOARD THAT ASSESSES THE IMPACT OF THE INVESTMENTS THAT WE'RE ALL MAKING, YOU KNOW, AS PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS.

UM, BECAUSE I DO THINK THAT'S ANOTHER IMPORTANT THING FOR THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW, RIGHT.

IS WHO'S RESPONDING IN WHAT WAY AND WHAT KIND OF IMPACT IS THAT INVESTMENT, UM, HAVING, AND, UM, THAT, THAT IS A BIGGER LIFT AND I PROBABLY WILL BRING SOMEBODY ON TO HELP ME WITH THAT CAUSE IT'S THAT BIG OF A LIFT, BUT, UH, I DO THINK WE HAVE THE RESOURCES TO DO THAT.

SO, UM, UH, A FEW MORE FOLKS THAT HAVE JOINED THE CHAT JUST AS A TECHNOLOGY REMINDER ON KEEPING EVERYBODY MUTED, EVEN IF YOU FORGET, UH, AND IF YOU HAVE A QUESTIONS, THERE'S A RAISE HAND BUTTON, IF YOU OPEN THE PARTICIPANT WINDOW AND THAT'S HOW I'M KEEPING TRACK OF FOLKS WHO MIGHT HAVE QUESTIONS, UM, TO THAT END ROLE, THE, THE, UH, DASHBOARD RELATED TO THE ECONOMIC RESPONSE TO ME IS A VERY CLEAR ALLOWABLE USE OF CARES ACT FUNDING.

AND SO THERE MIGHT BE DOLLARS FOR THAT EFFORT.

UM, IT COULD BE COUNTY OR CITIES PORTION.

IT MIGHT BE ANOTHER COMPONENT OF CARE, ZACK, FRANKLY, UM, THAT SHOULD, THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR LIST TO, TO EXPLORE.

UM, IF WE, IF WE NEED ANOTHER STAFF MEMBER IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THIS DASHBOARD, THEN THAT I THINK IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE COVERED WITH THE CARES ACT.

IT WOULD NOT BE LONG-TERM FUNDING AND THAT'S AN IMPORTANT DETAIL CARES ACT MONEY MUST AND WILL EXPIRE AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

SO WE HAVE TO SPEND ALL THE MONEY BY THE END OF THIS CALENDAR YEAR.

UM, SO IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT CAN FUND YOUR STAFF MEMBER INTO NEXT YEAR UNLESS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PASSES SOMETHING.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR OUR RULE ROLL? DO YOU HAVE MORE IN YOUR REPORT? THAT'S IT? I JUST DIDN'T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE SORT OF THAT, UH, THE DASHBOARD TO ASSESS, YOU KNOW, THE, THE RESPONSE IN THE INVESTMENT TO PUBLIC INVESTMENTS IN THE, IN THE, UH, COVID RESPONSE.

SO OUR, OUR AGENDA FOR TODAY LEAVES A SIZABLE CHUNK FOR US TO GO THROUGH EVERYBODY'S UPDATES AND HIGHLIGHTS.

UM, BUT SO, AND THAT IS KIND OF HOW WE'LL CLOSE THE BOARD MEETING TODAY.

SO BEFORE WE DO THAT RULE, WILL YOU JUST, AGAIN, KIND OF REPEAT THE, THE NEXT STEPS ON WHAT THAT PROCESS LOOKS LIKE, UH, FOR THE WORK THAT I OUTLINE IS THAT, IS THAT WHAT, WHAT ARE, WHAT IS THE STAFF GOING TO BE UP TO? SO THE BOARD IS INFORMED AND WE CAN BE KIND OF BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT NEXT BOARD MEETING IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE ABOUT.

YEAH.

WAS, UH, IN TERMS OF, UM, OUR WORK, UH, YOU KNOW, WE'LL BE LAUNCHING THE PODCAST, THIS COMING WEEK, UH, THE WEBSITE COMES PROBABLY A WEEK LATER, YOU KNOW, IF NOT, NOT THE END OF NEXT WEEK, THE FOLLOWING WEEK, THAT WEBSITE THAT I KIND OF HAD THE GRAPHIC UP FOR.

UM, AND THEN, UM, AND REALLY JUST BEGINNING TO CONVERSATIONS OF, YOU KNOW, HOW DO WE, UH, ASSESS, UH, HOW OUR PUBLIC FUNDS ARE BEING DISTRIBUTED OR DEPLOYED, RIGHT.

UM, IN THE COMMUNITY, UH, GIVEN THE PURPOSE, RIGHT.

THAT HAS BEEN OUTLINED FOR THOSE FUNDS.

AND, AND REALLY, I WANTED TO KIND OF REACH OUT TO YOU TO SEE, UH, HOW WE MIGHT, UH, UM, ENGAGE CAP COG, RIGHT IN THAT CONVERSATION TO SEE IF THAT'S A COLLABORATIVE, UH, SORT OF, UH, EFFORT THAT WE PUT FORWARD.

UM, I DO THINK THAT, UM, THE VOLUNTEERING PIECE IS, UM, IF FOLKS WANT TO BE ENGAGED IN THAT, LET ME KNOW, YOU KNOW, JUST DEVELOPING A PLATFORM, RIGHT.

FOR HELPING TO, UM, CONNECT, UH, OPPORTUNITIES WITH FOLKS WHO WANT TO VOLUNTEER.

AND THEN ALSO, UM, THE DATA PIECE, I THINK THERE'S GOING TO BE SOMETIME IN MAY.

SO KIND OF A BIG GATHERING OF FOLKS AROUND, UH, DATA TO SEE WHERE WE NEED TO DO A DEEP DIVE.

UM, AND WE'LL HAVE ANOTHER CONFERENCE CALL ON MONDAY TO SEE WHEN WE CAN PULL THAT OFF.

YOU KNOW, WHEN, UM, UH, WITH OUR, WITH OUR DATA TEAM, THAT MISSION CAPITAL IS CONVENING.

UM, BUT WE CAN SHARE THE DETAILS OF THAT, YOU KNOW, UH, WITH THE BOARD AS A, THIS THING IS KIND OF ALL THIS IS GOING TO EVOLVE IN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO, I THINK.

AND I'LL TRY TO DO AN UPDATE MAYBE AT THE END OF EVERY WEEK JUST TO KEEP THE BOARD INFORMED.

AND, UM, BUT THOSE ARE THE WEBSITE AGAIN, I THINK IS A HEAVY LIFT WHEN I, WHEN THAT'S, UM, WHEN THAT LAUNCHES, YOU KNOW, I'LL, I'LL LET EVERYBODY KNOW.

UM, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'LL BE, UM, I DON'T THINK IT'LL BE, UM, DIFFICULT TO LAUNCH, I THINK AS WE WANT TO, UH, ONCE IT LAUNCHES, I THINK I'LL GET ASKED TO ADD A BUNCH OF STUFF TO THE WEBSITE.

AND SO, UH, HAVING SOME CRITERIA RIGHT.

FOR, FOR WHAT GETS INCLUDED AND, AND, UM, SO THAT, AGAIN, IT'S CLEAR WHAT THE PURPOSE IS

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OF THAT PARTICULAR RESOURCE, BUT I DO THINK IT'S, UM, UH, THAT'S MAINLY WHAT WE'LL, WE'LL, WE'LL BE UP TO, I THINK AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING, HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT THIS DASHBOARD TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF OUR INVESTMENTS, YOU KNOW, UM, MIGHT LOOK LIKE, UM, BUT IF YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN THAT CONVERSATION OF, YOU KNOW, WHAT, YOU KNOW, WHAT KIND OF INDICATORS, OR HOW DO WE WANT TO ASSESS RIGHT.

THOSE INVESTMENTS THEN, UM, YOU KNOW, I'LL, I'LL PUT A LITTLE NOTE ON MY, ON MY NEXT UPDATE SO THAT PEOPLE CAN KNOW HOW TO, HOW TO INVOLVED WITH ALL THESE DIFFERENT PIECES, WHETHER IT'S THE DATA GETTING ENGAGED OR, UM, OR THE ACCOUNTABILITY PIECE THEN, UM, WE'LL, WE'LL LET PEOPLE KNOW, YOU KNOW, WHEN, WHEN THESE, WHEN THESE CONVERSATIONS.

YEAH.

OKAY.

AND I'LL SAY THAT THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASSESSING THE IMPACTS AND A DASHBOARD OF WHAT WAS DONE.

I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS WHERE WE'RE AT FIRST JUST GOING TO ATTRACT TRACK THE ACTIVITIES.

NORMALLY WE GO TO OUTCOMES, WE'RE LOOKING FOR OUTCOMES.

THAT'S OBVIOUSLY GOING TO BE VERY HARD TO DO.

THIS IS ALSO SERVING A, AN ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY OVERSIGHT COMPONENT, WHICH IS NOT LIKE THE DASHBOARD IS NORMALLY, THIS IS A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT THING.

DAN, I SEE YOU RAISED YOUR HAND.

UH, YES, SIR.

THANK YOU.

I JUST WANTED TO KIND OF JUST TOUCH BACK ON.

I'M REALLY GLAD THAT THERE'S A COUPLE OF PEOPLE ON THE CALL THAT ARE INTERESTED IN THE VOLUNTEER PIECE.

SO I I'M, UH, THE, UH, CHAIR OF ONE VOICE CENTRAL TEXAS, AND, UH, ALREADY NONPROFITS ARE STARTING TO SEE A SMALL DECREASE IN VOLUNTEERS.

AND I FEAR THAT, UH, GOING FORWARD, UH, BECAUSE OF COVID FOR OUR, UM, EMERGENCY FOOD PROVIDERS, CERTAINLY SELFISHLY IN MY ROLE THAT SEEDLING FOR MENTOR PROGRAMS. AND SO THE PROMOTION OF VOLUNTEERISM AND KIND OF A QUARTERBACKING ENTITY OR POINT GUARD INTO TEAM PICK YOUR SPORT, I THINK WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL TO OUR COMMUNITY.

I THINK WE'RE DOING A REALLY GOOD JOB AS A COMMUNITY IN GETTING FUNDING OUT THERE WITH THE ALTOGETHER ATX LINE, BUT I JUST HOPE THAT I'M WILLING TO SUPPORT IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE THE PROMOTION OF VOLUNTEERISM IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND IF, IF CAN, CAN HAVE A ROLE IN THAT AND, UH, YOU KNOW, EVEN WORK WITH SOME OF THE PEOPLE ON THE CALL, FOR EXAMPLE, THE, I KNOW ST DAVID'S HAS THE CATCH FIRE, UH, PLATFORM THAT THEY'VE STARTED TO RAISE UP.

I KNOW, UNITED WAY, WE HAD A CALL WITH THEM THIS WEEK WITH ROLE ABOUT, YOU KNOW, KIND OF FOCUSING ON THE POVERTY PIECE AND IF WE CAN QUARTERBACK AND ADVANCE THAT, I THINK IT'LL HELP COVER SOME OF THE SHORTFALLS THAT OUR NONPROFITS WILL BE EXPERIENCING.

THANKS DAN, DR.

HOLLY, STEPHANIE, DO YOU WANT TO GO? YEAH.

SO I JUST WANTED TO, UH, TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF A STEP BACK AND ASK WHO'S THE KEEPER OF THE DIS-AGGREGATED DATA.

UM, THE BIG PICTURE OF WHAT THE DISPARATE IMPACTS ARE IT HEALTH, HOUSING EDUCATION.

WHO'S KEEPING UP WITH THAT DATA AND LOOKING AT THOSE DISPARITIES DURING THE PANDEMIC, BECAUSE I'VE, I'VE LOOKED AT DATA FROM LOT OF DIFFERENT AGENCIES, SOME DESEGREGATE, UH, BY SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AND STATUS.

SOME DO SOME DON'T SOME BY RACE, SOME DO SOME DON'T.

AND SO WHO'S THE, IS THERE A KEEPER OF THAT, OF THAT DESEGREGATED DATA ACROSS SECTORS? WELL, I THINK IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT TRACKING THE ECONOMIC INDICATORS, TRAVIS COUNTY IS THE ONE RUNNING THAT.

OKAY.

AND SO WITH, WITH REGARD TO RACE AND ETHNICITY, UM, ABILITY, LANGUAGE, UM, LET'S KEEPING THAT DATA.

I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW THAT THERE IS A KEEPER OF, OF THAT KIND OF DATA.

UM, BUT, UM, I THINK THAT'S, UM, YOU KNOW, PART OF THE INTEREST IN THE, HOW WE'RE, HOW WE'RE MAKING INVESTMENTS, RIGHT.

PUBLIC INVESTMENTS IS, IS THAT WE HOPEFULLY ARE TRACKING THE DATA IN A WAY WHERE WE CAN DESEGREGATE IT IN THAT WAY.

UM, BUT A LOT OF THAT IS JUST KIND OF EMERGING RIGHT NOW.

UH, SO THE DATA ISN'T NECESSARILY AVAILABLE.

I DO THINK, UH, UM, YOU KNOW, THE TWO, ONE, ONE, I DON'T KNOW THAT THEY HAVE INFORMATION SORT OF BROKEN DOWN BY RACE AND ETHNICITY, BUT I KNOW THAT THERE'S A ANALYSIS RIGHT BY GEOGRAPHIC AREAS.

UM, BUT A LOT OF IT IS JUST GONNA DEPEND ON WHO KIND OF WHO OWNS THE DATA OR WHO THE DATA SET AND, UM, HOW CAN THEY DESEGREGATE, UH, RIGHT

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NOW OUR DATA EFFORTS AROUND JUST KIND OF BRINGING FOLKS TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE THAT, UH, WE KNOW WHAT DATA IS PUBLIC FULLY AVAILABLE, THAT WE CAN ACCESS.

AND SO THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS WHERE TO GO FOR THE DATA, AND I'M HAPPY TO KIND OF LET YOU KNOW HOW THOSE CONVERSATIONS ARE GOING.

AND WE HAVE BEEN, AND WE HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR THAT, BUT WHAT WE'VE GOTTEN SO FAR IS HOW WE CAN KNOW THE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF WHERE THE SERVICES ARE BEING PROVIDED.

UH, BUT AT THIS POINT, I DON'T KNOW THAT WE HAVE AN EXISTING CODING SYSTEM, UH, THAT IS GOING TO GIVE YOU THE TYPE OF DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION THAT WE'RE SEEKING RIGHT NOW.

I KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE ARE, UH, THAT, THAT WE ARE TOLD.

THEY'RE TRYING NOT TO DOUBLE COUNT FOR EXAMPLE, BECAUSE WE, WE ASKED THAT THERE'LL BE SOME UNIQUE CODE, THAT'D BE ASSIGNED TO EACH ACTION SO THAT WE COULD, SO THAT WE COULD, UM, GET THE DATA THAT'S NECESSARY FOR DESEGREGATING AND UNDERSTANDING THAT AT THIS POINT, THAT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS.

UH, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE SPECIFICALLY ASKED FOR, UH, UH, FROM, UH, FROM OUR MEDICAL STAFF AND, UH, AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WILL BE A WORK IN PROGRESS.

I PUT IN THE CHAT, THE LINK TO THE ECONOMIC INDICATORS DASHBOARD THAT TRANS COUNTY IS HOSTING.

YOU CAN SEE THAT CHAT WINDOW ALONG THE BOTTOM, RIGHT.

OF SOME PARTICIPANTS.

YEAH.

I JUST WANT TO SAY I'M FAMILIAR WITH THAT, BUT MY INTRO I'VE GOT THE ECONOMIC PIECE, BUT AS, UH, AS, UH, JEFF WAS SAYING A FEW MINUTES AGO, UM, YEAH, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE CRUCIAL AT THIS POINT TO REALLY LOOK AT WHAT ARE THE DISPARATE IMPACTS.

RIGHT.

AND, AND I KNOW THAT KEN HAS THAT FOCUSED ON, ON EQUITY AND LOOKING AT DISPARITIES.

AND, UH, I DON'T, I I'M WONDERING IF WE COULD BE THE IMPETUS TOWARD PEOPLE REALLY, UM, BEGINNING TO TAKE THAT HARD LOOK RIGHT NOW AND NOT WAITING UNTIL IT'S OVER AND THEN LOOKING AT THE INVESTMENTS AFTER THE FACT.

SO THAT, THAT WAS JUST MY CONCERN IS THAT, UM, I'M REALLY, CAUSE I'VE, LIKE I SAID, I'VE SEEN ALL THE DASHBOARDS AND THINGS AROUND ECONOMICS, BUT, UM, THOSE DISPARATE IMPACTS ARE OUR DEEP CONCERN, PATRICIA.

HI EVERYONE.

UM, I WANTED TO TOUCH BACK ON, I THINK IT WAS RICH THAT WAS TALKING ABOUT THE, UM, VOLUNTEER PIECE.

AND, UM, I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT THAT BECAUSE I KNOW, UM, UH, SUPER ACTIVE Y'ALL KNOW IN GIRL SCOUTS OF CENTRAL TEXAS.

AND I MEAN, HOW THEY'VE LEVERAGED OUR WHOLE ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS TO KEEP THEIR PROGRAMMING GOING.

SO IT MIGHT BE WORTH, YOU KNOW, HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH THEIR CEO, LIKE, YOU KNOW, W WHAT THEY'RE DOING IN ORDER TO FLIP THAT MODEL.

BUT THE OTHER PIECE ALSO IS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GO OUT AND VOLUNTEER, BUT HOW IT'S MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO DO THAT RIGHT NOW.

AND I JUST THINK ABOUT THAT IN THE CONTEXT OF I'M THINKING ABOUT ALL THOSE, UM, GIRL SCOUTS AND STUFF WHO ARE SITTING ON, THEY'RE WORKING ON THESE BIG PROJECTS THAT WERE STARTED AND WANT TO SERVE, BUT BECAUSE THE ORGANIZATIONS THEY WANT TO WORK WITH HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT HOW TO ENGAGE THEIR VOLUNTEERS.

IT'S JUST KIND OF THIS VICIOUS CYCLE THAT'S GOING ON.

SO I, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT FROM YOUNG PEOPLE TO OLDER, I THINK THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO, BUT ON THE ORGANIZATIONAL SIDE, THEY MAY NOT HAVE FIGURED OUT YET HOW TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

SO IT'S JUST KIND OF THIS, YOU KNOW, CHICKEN OR THE EGG SITUATION.

AND I DO THINK IT'S SOMETHING WORTH EXPLORING, UM, YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY'S MAXED OUT, BUT I DO THINK IT'S WORTH EXPLORING BECAUSE ALL OF THESE RESOURCES ADD UP OVER TIME AND ANYONE WILLING TO BE ABLE TO GIVE TIME SKILLS, RESOURCES TO HELP SUPPORT, UM, THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE, UM, WILL BE BENEFICIAL.

THANKS, PATRICIA.

YEAH.

LET'S JUST MAKE A COMMENT ON THAT IS I DO THINK THAT, UM, AT THIS POINT KIND OF PUTTING OUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO INDIVIDUALLY WRITE, DECIDE I'M GOING TO GO DO SOMETHING, UM, IS ONE, I THINK ONE AVENUE, THE OTHER AVENUE IS FOR, FOR GROUPS, LIKE ONE VOICE THAT I HAVE A HUNDRED NON-PROFITS ON THERE IS WHAT, WHAT DO THEY NEED TO KNOW IF THEY HAVE A VOLUNTEER COMPONENT TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR THAT KIND OF GETTING BACK TO WHAT YOU WERE SAYING AS WELL, MAYBE WE NEED TO TRAININGS AND MAYBE SOME POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND FORMS, PEOPLE NEED TO SIGN, ET CETERA, RIGHT.

UH, IN THIS NEW ENVIRONMENT.

UM, BUT INSTEAD OF ALL, A HUNDRED MEMBERS OF ONE VOICE, FIGURING IT OUT, MAYBE WE CAN ALL, UH, DEVELOP THOSE RESOURCES CENTRALLY SO THAT, UH, AGAIN, HOPEFULLY WE CAN HELP, UM, THEM AND ALL OF THEIR NONPROFITS WITH THE KINDS OF TOOLS THEY NEED, UH, TO, TO GET BACK TO SORT OF HOW, THE WAY, THE WAY THEY DO THINGS.

AND I KNOW I'VE, I'VE SEEN A LOT

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OF RESOURCES FOR NONPROFITS, RIGHT? THAT ARE AVAILABLE.

IT'S JUST, CAN WE PULL THEM TOGETHER IN A WAY THAT, UH, PEOPLE CAN ACCESS AND FEEL COMFORTABLE THAT THAT'S, UH, UM, THAT'S WHAT THEY NEED RIGHT.

TO, TO, UM, MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT ASPECT OF THE WORK

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THAT THEY DO.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, LET'S MOVE FORWARD INTO OUR, OUR UPDATES AND HIGHLIGHTS.

AND, UM, IF YOU HAVE YOUR AGENDA IN FRONT OF YOU, YOU CAN SEE THE ORDER THAT WE WILL GO.

UM, I GET TO GO FIRST.

UH, THE CITY IS, UH, MOVING AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN.

UH, WE, WE APPROVED A NUMBER OF ITEMS AT THE COUNCIL MEETING YESTERDAY.

ITEM 23 WAS AN ITEM I BROUGHT FORWARD.

UH, THAT CREATES A COUPLE OF THINGS.

IT CREATES A CLEAR FUND, UH, CAUSE WE'RE, WELL, AT THIS POINT, WE'RE ALL CREATING FUNNY, SOUNDING ACRONYMS. I GUESS THAT'S JUST HOW IT'S GOING TO WORK NOW.

UH, WE HAVE A CLEAR FUND THAT HELPS SMALL BUSINESSES WITHIN THE CLEAR FUNDS, 10 MILLION IN LOANS AND GRANTS FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND AN ADDITIONAL MILLION DOLLARS SPECIFICALLY TO HELP BUSINESSES COVER THE COSTS TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AND COMPLY WITH THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS.

SO IF YOU NEED TO BUY EXTRA MASKS, IF YOU NEED TO BUY ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT, YOU WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR THAT GRANT PROGRAM.

THERE'S A CHILDCARE FUND BECAUSE AS WE KNOW, THE GOVERNOR OPENED BUSINESSES, BUT THE SCHOOLS ARE STILL CLOSED.

SO THERE'S A MILLION DOLLAR FUND TO HELP PROVIDE CHILDCARE.

AND THEN THERE'S THE ANCHOR FUND THAT COUNCILMEMBER ALTAR WORKED A LOT ON, WHICH IS A $6 MILLION PROGRAM TO HELP NONPROFITS, UH, MAINTAIN THEIR OPERATIONS.

THE WAY THESE PROGRAMS ARE GOING TO WORK IS THAT THE CITY IS GOING TO BE SOLICITING FOR NONPROFITS TO ADMINISTER THE FUNDS.

SO THE CITY WILL NOT BE MAKING DIRECT GRANTS AS PART OF THESE PROGRAMS. WE WANT LIKE A PEOPLE FUND OR A BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OR A MISSION CAPITAL OR WHOEVER TO HELP, TO, TO HELP MANAGE THOSE FUNDS, UH, IN THIS FIRST, IN THIS FIRST ROUND.

AND PART OF THE REASON FOR THAT IS, UH, IN MY EXPERIENCE, CITY STAFF FINDS THEMSELVES WITH A LOT OF GOVERNMENT RULES THAT MAKE THIS PROCESS GO SLOWER THAN IT NEEDS TO.

BUT ALSO WE WANT TO OPEN THIS UP TO, UH, NONPROFIT ADMINISTRATORS WHO CAN REACH INTO PARTS OF THE COMMUNITY THAT THE FORMAL GOVERNMENT PROCESS CAN SOMETIMES HAVE A HARD TIME REACHING.

SO IT REALLY IS AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK THAT APART AND DO A BETTER JOB WITH EQUITY.

THE OVERALL PROGRAM, $18 MILLION IS A SMALL PART OF THE OVERALL MONEY THAT WE GOT FROM THE CARES ACT THAT HE GOT 170 MILLION.

UM, THE HERE IS TO DEMO THIS PROGRAM OUT WITH THIS ORIGINAL EIGHT, THIS INITIAL 18 MILLION, SEE WHAT DATA WE GET BACK, WHAT ARE THE ACTUAL NEEDS? WHAT ARE THE, WHAT IS THE FEEDBACK? WHEN ARE WE ENTERING A SECOND SPIKE OF THE CRISIS AND HAVE TO DO MORE? WILL THERE BE MORE FEDERAL, ALL THAT STUFF? THERE'S SO MANY UNKNOWNS.

THIS IS KIND OF LIKE A RAPID PROTOTYPE.

SO WE'LL GET THIS MONEY OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY AS QUICKLY AS, AS WE CAN.

THAT ITEM THAT APPROVED IS ALSO THE ITEM.

THAT INCLUDES THE DASHBOARD WHERE I DIRECT STAFF TO WORK WITH, UH, US AT KN AND CAP DOG TO HELP CREATE A PORTAL, A DASHBOARD TO TRACK ALL OF THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE HAPPENING ACROSS THE COMMUNITY TO RESPOND TO THE ECONOMIC CRISIS.

THERE WERE OTHER THINGS THAT WE APPROVED IN THE COUNCIL MEETING COUNCIL MEMBER TOBA HAD AN ITEM RELATED TO PROVIDING MEALS THROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

I THINK THE ORIGINAL PROGRAM IS AISD IN DEL VALLEY, AND WE'RE EXPLORING HOW TO ENSURE THAT THE OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT OVERLAP THE CITY OF AUSTIN WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THAT.

UM, THERE WAS A, A, A RESOLUTION, ALTHOUGH NOT FUNDED RELATED TO NURSING HOMES.

WE KNOW THAT'S PRETTY CRITICAL AREA RELATED TO THE CRISIS.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER HAD A CONSERVATION CORE ITEM.

WE'RE GOING TO BE EXPLORING THAT WITH AMERICAN YOUTH WORKS TO SEE HOW WE MIGHT, UH, DO SOME COVID RELATED JOB PROGRAMS AND GET FOLKS SOME MONEY.

UH, WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO MOVE AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN WITHIN THE RULES WERE PRESENTED.

AND THE CHALLENGE FOR THE CITY IS HOW DO WE MOVE QUICKLY, BUT ALSO HOW DO WE NOT CREATE A LOT OF WASTE AND FRAUD? AND THAT IS THE SWEET SPOT THAT WE'VE CREATED, WHICH IS RAPID PROTOTYPE WITH A HANDFUL OF ADMINISTRATING ORGANIZATIONS WITH THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE IS GOING TO BE SHOWING UP ON A DASHBOARD IN AS REAL-TIME, AS WE CAN GET IT THAT I THINK IS THE IT'S.

THE SUNLIGHT IS THE BEST DISINFECTANT QUESTION, BUT SETTING THAT UP IN ADVANCE, UH, AND THAT WAY I THINK PEOPLE WILL FOLLOW THEIR BETTER ANGELS AND TRY TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

IF YOU'RE A BUSINESS OWNER WHO DOESN'T NEED THE HELP, DON'T BE APPLYING FOR IT, YOUR NAME IS GOING TO SHOW UP ON A LIST.

NO, THAT, UM, SO I'M, I'M ENCOURAGED BY THIS PROGRAM.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH STAFF TO TRY TO GET THIS THING MOVED OUT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE A LOT OF MOVING PARTS, UM, UH, BUT I WANT TO TRY TO AVOID THE PROBLEM THAT WE'RE HAVING WITH THE INJURY LOAN PROGRAM THAT WE CREATED ALMOST SIX WEEKS AGO NOW, WHICH, UH, ALMOST A THOUSAND OVER A THOUSAND BUSINESSES EXPRESSED INTEREST.

AND I THINK WE'VE ONLY GOT 10 OR 15 LOANS OUT THE DOOR.

UM, SUE'S LEFT.

WE WE'VE, WE'VE GOT TO MOVE FASTER THAN THAT, WHICH IS THE INTENT OF THE ADMINISTERING

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ORGANIZATION'S MODEL.

UM, A LOT OF OTHER STUFF HAPPENING AT THE CITY.

OF COURSE, THE MAYOR IS MORE INVOLVED ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH SIDE OF IT.

AND I'M SURE TRAVIS COUNTY IS GOING TO HAVE A LOT TO SAY A COMMISSIONER TRULY, NEVER LEFT TO SAY THERE.

UM, I DON'T SEE ANYBODY RAISING THEIR HANDS, SO WE'RE GONNA, WE'RE GONNA MOVE ON.

UM, UH, JEREMY FROM THE CHAMBER IS GOING TO CALL HIM NEXT, BUT HE ALREADY HAD TO LEAVE.

SO IF JEREMY COMES BACK, WELL, WE'LL PUT HIM BACK IN THE QUEUE.

UH, NEXT ON THE LIST, RUDY PFLUGERVILLE WHAT'S HAPPENING IS NOT AT HIS COMPUTER COMMISSIONER.

TREVELYAN HAD TO FIND MY UNMUTE BUTTON AND, AND, UM, YOU KNOW, ONCE AGAIN WE HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER, UH, YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN VERY PLEASED AT A NUMBER OF US HAVE, UH, TRIED TO EITHER WHETHER WE'RE CALLING EACH OTHER OR TALKING ON OUR, OUR ZOOM CALLS, TRYING TO IDENTIFY THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TO BE AS HELPFUL TO COMMUNITY FOCUS.

WE CAN, UH, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING TO, UM, WE'VE BEEN WORKING THROUGH OUR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THROUGH OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TO TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE GETTING RESOURCES OUT AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN TO THE COMMUNITY.

UH, WE ARE LOOKING AT THINGS LIKE, UH, HISTORICALLY WE HAVE GIVEN RESOURCES ONCE A YEAR AT A CERTAIN AMOUNT.

WE ARE TRYING TO SEE WHETHER WE CAN INCREASE THAT AMOUNT AND INCREASE THE FREQUENCY OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR.

INSTEAD OF GIVING IT OUT ONE TIME A YEAR, MAYBE THREE TIMES A YEAR, HOW CAN WE ADDRESS, UM, MAKING SURE THAT, THAT, UM, FOLKS THAT NEED HELP WITH RENTAL ASSISTANCE OR FOLKS THAT NEED HELP WITH UTILITY ASSISTANCE, UH, HAVE, HAVE, UM, ACCESS TO THE RESOURCES THAT ARE BEING MADE AVAILABLE, UH, THROUGH THE EMERGENCY PROGRAMS. SO, UM, WE'RE ALSO WORKING WITH, UH, CENTRAL HEALTH TO, UH, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE STAND UP TESTING RESOURCES, WHERE, UM, UH, PARTICULARLY IN VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES, WE'RE TRYING TO GET OUR ARMS AROUND THE NUMBER OF TESTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE, HOW PEOPLE CAN ACCESS THEM, UH, HOW PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY, UH, KNOW WHERE TO GO WHEN THEY GET SICK AND THEY DON'T HAVE COMPUTER ACCESS, FOR EXAMPLE, UH, THEY CAN CALL THREE, ONE, ONE, OR THAT THEY CAN CALL A COUNTY OF OUR COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFICES, UH, TO BE GUIDED AND DIRECTED TO THE RIGHT PLACES.

SO AT THIS POINT, UH, WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS LOOK INTERNALLY AT OUR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE BEING AS HELPFUL AS WE CAN, AND THEN COLLABORATING WITH THE FOLKS WHO ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE THE SAME THINGS IN THE COMMUNITY.

UH, SO, UH, ONCE AGAIN, UH, I THINK THAT A LOT OF REALLY GOOD WORK HAS HAPPENED AND WE'RE GLAD TO PARTNER WITH YOU.

THANKS COMMISSIONER.

UM, TREY, DID YOU WANT TO GIVE THE UPDATE FOR PFLUGERVILLE ME HAPPY TO THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER? UM, COUPLE THINGS TO HIGHLIGHT IS, UM, THROUGH SOME COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS, UH, THE LOCAL CHAMBER HAS RUNNING THE PFLEGER FUND, UM, TO HELP PROVIDE SOME BRIDGE FINANCING AND LOANS PAY BILLS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES, UM, WENT INTO ONE AND THEY WERE VERY, UM, UH, RECEPTIVE AND APPRECIATIVE OF THAT INITIATIVE.

NOW PFLUGERVILLE ISD HAS BEEN, YOU KNOW, RESPONDING, UM, UM, AND ADAPTING TO THE CHANGING CONDITIONS OF PROVIDING THE MEALS AND THEN ADAPTING THAT TO THE, TO THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY AND PROVIDING NEAL MEALS SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, UM, TO MEET THAT NEED.

UM, I DO ON BEHALF OF THE CITY, WANT TO EXTEND OUR APPRECIATION TO THE REGIONAL LEADERSHIP THROUGH THIS, UH, FLUID CRISIS, UM, ALSO IN TRAVIS COUNTY, BOTH, AND WE RELY ON THE DIRECTION OF, OF THOSE, UM, ENTITIES, A GREAT DEAL.

UM, WE, WE'RE ALSO, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO MAINTAIN OUR SWAY AS THE, THE EVENT CONTINUES TO EVOLVE TO.

UM, PFLUGERVILLE WAS EARLY ON, IDENTIFIED IT AS A RELATIVE HOTSPOT, UM, BASED ON ZIP CODE DATA AND THE NUMBER OF CASES IN THE, IN THE REGION.

UM, I THINK THAT'S, WE'RE STILL HAVE A FAIRLY HIGH NUMBER OF CASES, BUT MOST OF THOSE WE'VE COME TO FIND OUT ARE ACTUALLY NOT IN THE CITY.

AND SO THAT'S CREATED SOME REALITY AND PERCEPTION ISSUES FOR OUR, OUR, OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO JUGGLE, YOU KNOW, WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF RISK IN THE CITY LIMITS AND, AND, AND NOT, UH, BASED ON THE SIZE OF THAT ZIP CODE DOES THAT'S PRESENTED SOME COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES, BUT, UM, ALL IN ALL WE'RE DOING PRETTY WELL.

AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING INTO THE RECOVERY MODE OF THIS, UM, THIS EVENT.

THANKS, TREY.

I WILL NOTE THAT I LOOKED UP THAT ZIP CODE.

IT HAS LIKE THE LARGEST POPULATION OF ANY ZIP CODES,

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LIKE IN THE TOP FIVE OF MOST PEOPLE IN A SINGLE ZIP CODE THAT, THAT, THAT DATA IS REALLY MESSY.

AND ALSO WHAT, WHAT COMMITMENT TO BRANDING FOR THE CITY OF PFLUGERVILLE TO THE FUN WITH PF IT'S THE F IT'S THE PHOTOGRAPHY, I MEAN, REALLY KUDOS TO THE BRANDING.

YOU GOTTA OWN IT.

I'M NOT BEING SHADY.

I ACTUALLY LOVE IT.

UM, UH, CENTRAL HEALTH COMMUNITY CARE.

WHAT DO WE GOT A REPORT FROM? ONE THING IN PARTICULAR THAT I THINK WOULD BE OF INTEREST IF THE CITY AND THE COUNTY, IF THEY'RE LOOKING AT, UM, LOOKING AT THE RESULT OF TELEWORKING VERSUS EFFECTIVENESS COMPARED TO WHEN EVERYONE IS AT THE OFFICE.

I THINK LIKEWISE CENTRAL HEALTH WILL PROBABLY BE LOOKING AT TELEMEDICINE FROM LIKE SOMETHING LIKE 75% OF THE VISITS RIGHT NOW ARE BEING DONE VIA TELEPHONE OR VIDEO PHONE.

AND, UM, IN FACT YOU'RE PRETTY EFFECTIVE FIFTH, COINCIDENTALLY, THIS MORNING, I HAD COFFEE WITH, UH, WELL VIDEO COFFEE WITH SOMEONE FROM THE FAMILY.

AND THEY'RE WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HEART ATTACKS DURING THIS PERIOD.

SO, UM, IT'S REALLY INTERESTING