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[Call to Order (Part 1 of 2)]

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CHAIR.

GO AHEAD AND START.

YES.

THANK YOU.

SORRY, I THINK I MISSED THAT.

GO AHEAD AND START THE MEETING.

WE'RE AS GOOD AS WE CAN GET ON THIS END.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT GUYS.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS.

THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH FOR AND A STAFF.

CAN YOU PUT THIS TOGETHER? WONDERFUL JOB.

HOPEFULLY.

HOPEFULLY WE CAN SURVIVE AN HOUR AND A HALF YEAR AND GET A GET THROUGH THIS MEETING AGAIN GUYS.

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DOWNLOAD AND LOOK OVER THE, UH, THE AGENDA.

THERE IS A, THERE ARE A FEW ITEMS ON THERE THAT OBVIOUSLY WE HAD TO DEFER FROM OUR PREVIOUS MEETING SCHEDULE AND I WANTED TO PERSONALLY FOCUS ON THE BIG CHALLENGES THAT ARE FACING NOT ONLY THE DEPARTMENT, BUT ALSO US AS A COMMUNITY, EVERYONE IN THIS COMMUNITY.

AND THAT'S BASICALLY THE BUDGETING QUESTIONS AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO, UH, TO MEET NEXT YEAR'S CHALLENGES.

THERE'S GOING TO BE A, THERE WILL BE SOME, UH, SOME DIFFICULTIES AND I THINK KEN AND STAFF, UH, HAVE A WONDERFUL PLAN AHEAD OF THEM REVIEW AND THE FORECAST.

AND IT DOES LOOK EXTREMELY PROMISING AND I THANK YOU GUYS.

STAFF HAS A LITERALLY DONE THE JOB OF BEING ABLE TO, OKAY, SET A NEW MAP FOR HOW WE'RE GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS.

BUT HAVING SAID THAT, I MADE THE FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS HERE IS HE, UH, UH, I DON'T KNOW IF WE SKIPPED INTO CITIZENS COMMUNICATION, WHICH I BELIEVE THOSE WHO HAVE, WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK OR SPEAKING TO SPECIFIC ITEMS. SO IF THAT IS THE CASE, THEN I'M GOING TO JUST LITERALLY JUMP US INTO THE

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APPROVAL OF THE, THAT'D BE WARRY 19TH SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MINUTES.

I'LL ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS OR BASICALLY ANY EMOTIONS YOU HAVE.

COMMISSIONERS MIGHT HAVE WELL, I DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AND I MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

SPECIAL MEETING.

ALL RIGHT.

COMMISSIONER, GET TO SOME MOVES AND MOVES APPROVAL.

DO I HEAR A SECOND? I'LL SECOND.

MUSSINO WITH SECOND AMANDA SECONDS.

YOU'RE IN ANY, DO I HEAR ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THAT? IF NOT, UH, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR I GUESS.

SAY I WANTED TO TIME.

HI.

HI.

AYE DOWNSTAIRS.

HI ALYSSA.

I IS THAT IT? YEAH, THAT'S A UNANIMOUS THANK YOU COMMISSIONER.

ALL RIGHT.

OBVIOUSLY I SHOULD HAVE TAKEN A ROLL CALL OR AT LEAST ASKED FOR AN OFFICIAL ROLL CALL PRIOR TO THIS MEETING.

I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

COMMISSIONERS.

THIS IS, UH, PROBABLY MY FIRST, UH, WEBEX MISSION MEETING.

SO THEREFORE, UH, PLEASE FORGIVE ME.

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UH, CAN WE GO BACK TO THE ROAD ALL OF YOU, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

UH, COMMISSIONER GATTUSO HERE.

MR. WHITE.

YEAH.

UH, COMMISSIONER MUSSINO.

YEAH.

COMMISSIONER STIER.

YEAH.

MISSIONER ROTHROCK HERE.

COMMISSIONER BARONA.

YES.

MISSIONER BARDEN HERE AND A COMMISSIONER SCRUGGS.

ALL RIGHT, SO EVERYONE PRESENT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF COMMISSIONER SCRUGGS.

ALL RIGHT GUYS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH,

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LET'S SEE, THE NEXT ITEM WE HAVE HERE IS A NEW BUSINESS AND THAT'S LITERALLY THE ELECTION OF OUR, UH, YEAH, 2020, 21 A MISSION OFFICERS FOR NEXT YEAR.

LET'S SEE.

I WANT TO, THANKS KATHY FOR BEING VICE CHAIR AND LITERALLY THE ENTIRE COMMISSION FOR THE SUPPORT.

YOU GUYS HAVE SHOWN US THIS ENTIRE YEAR ACTUALLY FOR SOME OF YOU FOR MANY YEARS.

THANK YOU.

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ANYWAY, WE, UH, DO HAVE, UH, ELECTIONS, SO ANY MOTIONS OR ANY A SHUL, I MOVED TO NOMINATE YOU, JERRY.

THANK YOU, AMANDA.

AND I, I APPRECIATE THAT.

CAN I SECOND THAT? YEAH.

THANK YOU.

KATHY.

IRINA, I GUESS HEARING A SAY A NOMINATION IN A SECOND, I'M GOING TO STEP BACK AND JUST ALLOW THE COMMISSION TO VOTE ON THAT.

MISSIONERS HOW, HOW, UH, HOW DO WE SEE THIS? SO, KATHY, ARE YOU, WHEN YOU SAY STEPPING BACK, ARE YOU NEEDING NO, NO, NO.

I MEAN STEPPING BACK AND LETTING THE COMMISSION VOTE.

I'M SORRY.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S RIGHT.

CLARIFICATION IN THE MEETING.

YES.

YES.

COOL.

YOU'RE GONNA CARRY, IF YOU'RE GOING TO STEP BACK THEN I CAN ASK FOR A VOTE ON THIS ONE AT A TIME.

IS HOW YOU'RE VOTING ON THIS.

IF YOU APPROVE THIS MOTION.

COMMISSIONER BARTON, I APPROVED, UH, UH, AN OKAY.

UH, COMMISSIONER WIDE CAUSE COMMISSIONER MESSINA, UH, YES.

APPROVED, RIGHT.

COMMISSIONER? UH, ROCK ROCK.

I APPROVE AS WELL.

OKAY.

DID I LEAVE ANYONE OUT? OH YES, THAT'D BE SORRY.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT, WELL THE MOTION HAS BEEN GOOD.

MOTION HAS BEEN APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER FOR THE HOPE, I GUESS.

BUT, UH, ANYWAY, HAVING SAID THE NEXT ITEM IS THE VICE CHAIR POSITION AND UH, YEAH, I THINK YOU'VE BEEN WONDERFUL.

AND, UH, IF I MAY, I'D LIKE TO NOMINATE YOU.

YOU BET.

SO WE NOW HAVE A, WE HAVE A NOMINEE AND A SECOND ON THAT.

ANY DISCUSSION ON THAT HEARING? NO DISCUSSION.

LET'S TAKE A VOTE HERE.

COMMISSIONER.

UH, WHITE AUDI VOTES.

COMMISSIONER MUSSINO APPROVED MISSIONER STEYER VISIONAL ROTHROCK APPROVE MISSION OF BARONA AND COMMISSIONER SCRUB IS OFF, SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS KATHY.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS FOR THE SUPPORTIVE, FOR THE CONFIDENCE.

OKAY, MOVING.

MOVING ON.

I THINK WE DO HAVE A FEW ITEMS HERE.

THE NEXT ITEM IS THE

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ITEM TO BE, WHICH IS LITERALLY A DISCUSSION ACTION ITEM CONCERNING THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT OF RCA AND STAFF.

IF YOU WANT TO GO THROUGH THAT, THAT'D BE WONDERFUL FOR US TO, TO GET A BACKGROUND ON IT.

GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS.

THIS IS VICTORIA RIEGER, AUSTIN RESOURCE RECOVERY FINANCE DIVISION MANAGER.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YOU'RE VERY LOW.

VERY, VERY LOW.

OKAY.

THERE ARE TAKING FAVORABLE RECOMMENDS.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? SORRY.

YEAH.

VICTORIA CAN YOU GO AHEAD AND START YOUR PRESENTATION AND THEN WE WILL SEE IF WE CAN HEAR YOU.

BUT RIGHT NOW YOU'RE COMING THROUGH AT A VERY LOW VOLUME.

ALYSSA, LET'S GIVE IT A SHOT AND SEE WHAT, UM, HOW YOU SOUND HERE.

OKAY, SOUNDS GOOD.

THERE ARE SEEKING FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION OF A MULTITERM CONTRACT WITH TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS

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INCORPORATED TO PROVIDE TRASH RECYCLING AND ORGANIC COLLECTION SERVICES FOR THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AS WELL AS PROVIDE SERVICES FOR DAILY CLEANUP AND MAINTENANCE AND ALL ALLEYS IN THE SERVICE AREA FOR UP TO FIVE YEARS FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT, NOT TO EXCEED EIGHT POINT $3 MILLION.

WE HAVE ADDITIONAL STAFF ON THE LINE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

THANK YOU.

MISSIONERS ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS? UH, RCA YEAH, I'M SORRY.

GO AHEAD.

ALL RIGHT.

EERIE.

NO FURTHER.

UH, DISCUSSION.

I'LL HAVE THE HELL, UH, ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF THE RCA TO COLLECT A GARBAGE AND RECYCLING MATERIAL.

THIS DISTRICT SPEED.

HELLO.

SOUNDS LIKE MAYBE WE HAD A SPEAKER ASSIGNMENT, RIGHT? OH, WE DO.

I'M SORRY.

WE DO HAVE A SPEAKER SIGNED UP.

I'M THINKING THAT'S ADAM GREGORY.

WAS MIKE CORRECT ON THIS? THAT'S RIGHT.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN.

OKAY.

UM, GOOD MORNING IN COMMISSIONERS.

THIS IS ADAM GREGORY WITH TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS. I HOPE THAT YOU WERE ALL AS WELL AS CAN BE DURING THESE TOUGH TIMES.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS YOU THIS MORNING.

YESTERDAY I SUBMITTED COMMENTS AND HANDOUTS THROUGH THE STAFF LIAISON FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

I'M FORWARDING THAT TO YOU NOW DIRECTLY SO YOU'LL DEFINITELY HAVE ACCESS TO ALL THE LINKS WITHIN THOSE DOCUMENTS REGARDING ITEM TO BE THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT CONTRACT.

I HAVE THE SAME REQUEST FOR YOU THAT I HAD REGARDING THE RESIDENTIAL DUMPSTER CONTRACT BACK IN FEBRUARY.

I HOPE YOU'LL RECALL THAT REQUEST IS THAT YOU RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE CBD CONTRACT WHILE RECOMMENDING THE COUNCIL REAFFIRMED THEIR REJECTION OF THE LANDFILL CRITERIA MATRIX JUST AS YOU UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO DO FOR THE RESIDENTIAL DUMPSTER CONTRACT.

YOU MAY RECALL THAT THE STAFF HAS STATED THEIR INTENT TO SEEK COUNCIL APPROVAL OF THE LCM THROUGH THE SOLICITATION PROCESS.

SEVERAL SOLICITATIONS INCORPORATED THE STAFF'S LCM POLICY INTO THE SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS.

THEY CBD CONTRACT IS THE LAST REMAINING SOLICITATION THAT INCORPORATES THE LCM.

THEREFORE IT IS THE LAST CONTRACT THAT COULD CONCEIVABLY BE USED BY STAFF TO ACHIEVE COUNCIL APPROVAL OF THE LCM THROUGH THE PURCHASING PROCESS.

EACH OF THE OTHER SOLICITATIONS THAT INCORPORATED BLCM HAVE EITHER BEEN WITHDRAWN, CANCELED, OR AWARDED WITH THE CONDITION THAT CONTRACT APPROVAL WOULD NOT CONSTITUTE APPROVAL OF THE LCM.

IN FACT, THE STAFF ISSUED A MEMO REGARDING THE RESIDENTIAL DUMPSTER CONTRACT THAT STATES A QUOTE STAFF DOES NOT VIEW COUNSEL'S AUTHORIZATION OF THIS CONTRACT AS APPROVING OR CONDONING THE MATRIX OR ITS FURTHER USE.

STAFF ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE MATRIX DOES NOT CURRENTLY REFLECT COUNCIL'S POLICY AND THAT WE DO NOT INTEND TO APPLY IT WITHOUT FURTHER DIRECTION.

WE WERE VERY PLEASED TO SEE THIS ACKNOWLEDGED WITH REGARD TO THE RESIDENTIAL DUMPSTER CONTRACT.

IT IS OUR SINCERE HOPE THAT STAFF WILL ISSUE A SIMILAR MEMO THAT APPLIES TO THE CBD CONTRACT AS WELL.

WE HAVE REQUESTED THAT STAFF PROVIDE WAS CLARIFICATION AND I HOPE YOU WILL ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO SO AS WELL AS FOR MY REQUEST TO THE COMMISSION.

I HOPE THAT YOU WILL MAKE A RECOMMENDATION CONSISTENT WITH ALL OF YOUR PAST VOTES REGARDING THE LCN AND INCLUDE IN THAT RECOMMENDATION.

THE CAVEAT THAT APPROVAL OF THE CBD CONTRACT IN NO WAY AFFECT THE APPROVAL OF THE FCM.

I BELIEVE IT IS NECESSARY FOR THIS ONE LAST SOLICITATION.

NOW I SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON ITEMS 3:00 AM CORSI AS WELL.

HOWEVER, MY PRIMARY GOAL WAS TO BE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE REGARDING THE CURRENT CBD CONTRACT AND TO BE AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS ANY FUTURE PLANS REGARDING THE FCN.

HOWEVER, I UNDERSTAND THAT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE IN THIS TEMPORARY MEETING FORMAT, BUT AT THIS POINT I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU ALL MAY HAVE ABOUT THE PROPOSED CBD CONTRACT WE EXISTING CBD CONTRACT OR THE LCM SAGA.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

MR. GREGORY.

ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU.

I DO HAVE A QUESTION, ACTUALLY A WHITE, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT I HEARD THAT HOUNSELL WHEN THEY APPROVED THAT LAST CONTRACT, EXPLICITLY STATED THAT IT DID NOT CONSTITUTE FOR APPROVAL

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OF THE LAMPO MATRIX.

UH, WELL THE COUNCIL DIDN'T GIVE THAT SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION BUT ONLY BECAUSE I BELIEVE ONLY BECAUSE THE PRIOR TO THEIR VOTE THE STAFF ISSUED A MEMO, UM, UH, CLARIFYING, UH, THAT, UH, WHAT I SAID THAT IT HAD NO WAY, UH, UH, APPROVED, AUTHORIZED OR CONDONED, UH, THE LANDFILL CRITERIA MATRIX WERE JUST GO, UH, OR THAT CONTRACT.

I'M HOPING, UM, IF STAFF ISSUES SIMILAR MEMO FOR THE CBD CONTRACT, THEN COUNCIL WON'T HAVE TO TAKE ANY ACTION.

BUT ABSENT, UH, THAT CLARIFICATION FROM STAFF, I BELIEVE FOR THIS CONTRACT COUNSEL WILL NEED TO GIVE THAT DIRECTION.

UM, AND, AND I'M JUST HOPING THAT YOU WILL GIVE A RECOMMENDATION, UH, THAT PROMPTS THEM TO DO SO.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THEN I GUESS I HAVE A QUESTION FOR STAFF.

I AM, I JUST, UH, WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM STAFF IF, IF THAT IS, UH, THEIR INTERPRETATION AS WELL.

THAT IF THIS CONTRACT IS APPROVED WITHOUT AN ADDITIONAL MEMO FROM STAFF OR STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL, THAT THE LAND DEVELOPMENT OR THE LANDFILL, UH, MATRIX IS APPROVED OR WHETHER THAT PREVIOUS MEMO APPLIED TO THESE CONTRACTS.

IN GENERAL, I WOULDN'T SAY THAT IT APPLIES IN GENERAL.

WHAT I, WHAT I WANT TO SAY REGARDING THAT IS THAT WE PLAN TO ADDRESS THE LANTHROP CRITERIA MATRIX AT AN UPCOMING MEETING AND WE CAN MORE FULLY EXPLAIN THE PLANS THAT WE HAVE FOR THE MATRIX.

OKAY.

BUT I GUESS I'M JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, LET'S SAY THAT COUNCIL ADOPTS APPROVED THIS CONTRACT IS THE MATRIX.

THAT IS NOT MY UNDERSTANDING.

OKAY.

RICHARD, ARE YOU ABLE TO SPEAK TO THAT? YEAH, THEIR APPROVAL OF THE CONTRACT WOULD NOT MEAN THAT THEY'RE VALIDATING THE LANDFILL CRITERIA MATRIX.

WE'LL FOLLOW UP AND GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT QUESTION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, STEPH.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? HEY JERRY, THIS IS, THIS IS JESSICA.

I'M NOT SURE IF NOW IS AN APPROPRIATE TIME TO, UH, TO SPEAK.

I DON'T NECESSARILY NEED TO SPEAK ON THIS,

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BUT I COULD SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE LANDFILL CRITERIA MATRIX.

TAKE MY THREE MINUTES AND LEAVE Y'ALL BE YES.

ALRIGHT, THEN I WILL GO, UH, COMMISSIONERS.

WOW.

WHAT A WILD TIME THAT WE LIVE IN.

I REALLY JUST WANTED TO CALL IN TODAY AND SAY HI.

I HOPE YOU'RE ALL STAYING SAFE AND WELL AND RELATIVELY SANE, UH, DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES.

UM, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY OVER THE COURSE OF THE COMING MONTHS, THERE'S GOING TO BE NUMEROUS CHALLENGES, UM, INCLUDING THE STRANGE FORMAT OF THESE MEETINGS.

UM, BUT I REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE YOU ALL AND YOUR SERVICE AND THE WORK THAT YOU DO.

UM, CONGRATULATIONS JERRY AND CATHY ON YOUR, UH, CONTINUED, UH, LEADERSHIP ROLES ON THE COMMISSION.

UM, AND TO EVERYONE.

UM, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY WE ALL SHARE A VISION FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND I THINK NOW IT'S, IT'S SO STARKLY CLEAR, IT'S SO ABUNDANTLY EVIDENT, UH, THAT FOLKS LIKE YOURSELF, UM, THAT EH, AND UH, UH, UH, DIRECTOR SNIPES AND RICHARD AND, AND, AND STAFF, UM, PLOTTING A COURSE FORWARD, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE IMMENSE CHALLENGES INCLUDING A FORCE, THE BUDGET, UM, IS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT.

BUT I KNOW THAT WITH THE VISION AND LEADERSHIP OF THE PEOPLE ON THIS COMMISSION, UM, THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE AUSTIN FORWARD.

UM, AND THAT'S WHAT MYSELF AND TEXAS CAMPAIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT ARE DEDICATED TO DOING.

UM, AND I KNOW THAT THERE ARE ALSO EVEN

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IN SPITE OF THE CHALLENGES, EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES, AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY TODAY, UH, THAT I VERY MUCH LOOKED FORWARD TO WORKING WITH Y'ALL.

UM, AND AGAIN, JUST WANTED TO TOUCH BASE AND IT'S BEEN, IT'S BEEN TOO LONG.

YOU, YOU FIND THAT IT'S A STRANGE PHENOMENON WHEN YOU, WHEN YOU ACTUALLY START MISSING THIS BACK MEETINGS AND YOU'RE, YOU'RE THINKING TO YOURSELF, OH MAN, I REALLY, I REALLY LOOK AT, AT THE AGENDA, YOU KNOW, LOOK AT THE FOUNDER THAT FIRST FRIDAY AND SAY, OH, WELL MAYBE, MAYBE NEXT MONTH WE'LL, WE'LL GET TO, WE'LL GET TO CONVENE.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO CHECK IN, SAY HELLO AND SAY THANKS.

THANK YOU JEFFREY.

WHEN YOU DO, PLEASE STAY SAFE.

I'M DOING MY BEST.

I'M DOING MY BEST.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND UH, I LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING WITH YOU ALL FURTHER AND, UH, YOU KNOW, Y'ALL TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES FOR SURE.

YOU ALL RIGHT? A COMMISSIONERS.

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ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON ITEM TWO B, WHICH IS THE RCA FOR THE GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION DOWN TO THE CENTRAL DISTRICT? WELL, I GUESS I ASK A QUESTION.

STAFF SAID THEY WERE GONNA GET BACK TO US.

YOU MEAN YOU CAN GET BACK TO US WITHIN THIS MEETING OR LIKE ANOTHER DAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

IN LIGHT OF THAT, I GUESS I WOULD REQUEST THAT PERHAPS WE POSTPONE THIS ITEM UNTIL WE CAN GET THAT IN ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.

SO, SO BE IT.

LET'S DEFER THIS ITEM UNTIL AFTER THE, UH, PRESENTATION BUDGET PRESENTATION.

WOULD THAT BE THE WILL OF THIS COMMISSION? HELLO? AGREED.

SURE.

REALLY QUICKLY, IF I COULD, UH, IT SOUNDS LIKE, UM, AN ANSWER WAS GIVEN BUT WE COULDN'T HEAR IT.

SO WE'RE WORKING TO SEE IF WE CAN FIND OUT, UH, WHAT THE ISSUE IS THERE.

THANK YOU KEN.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

IN THE, IN THE MEANTIME, WE CAN FAST FORWARD TO, UH, ITEM

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ITEM TWO C, WHICH IS LITERALLY THE VICTORIA'S BUDGET PRESENTATION.

GOOD MORNING AGAIN.

CAN THEY NURSE, CAN YOU, CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY? YEAH.

SO, UH, I THINK YOU'VE SEEN THE DIRECTOR'S REPORT.

UM, OKAY.

AND I THINK VICTORIA IS GOING TO COME UP AND GIVE THE PRESENTATION ON THE BUDGET AND THEN WE'LL GET RIGHT INTO THE REST OF THE STAFF.

THANK YOU KEN.

GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS.

VICTORIA RIEGER CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME OKAY? I'M SURE WE'VE LOST OUR FOLKS ON THE LINE OF SENTENCE LIKE WE HAVEN'T TROUBLE, THIS IS THE AB TECH AND CHAMBERS.

LOOKS LIKE WE'RE HEARING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

SO JUST GIVE US A SECOND TO TROUBLESHOOT.

THANK YOU.

NO, KEN.

AND WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE'RE, WE HAVE LIMITED TIME HERE.

YOU WANT TO JUMP INTO THE STAFF BRIEFINGS THAT MIGHT, UH, MIGHT HELP KEEP THIS MOVING AND WE CAN GO, THERE'S A TECHNICAL ISSUE, JERRY, WE'RE HEARING FROM CTM AND FROM STAFF THAT THEY CAN HEAR ON THEIR END, BUT WE CAN'T THEM ON OUR END.

OKAY.

SO I THINK THEY'RE WORKING TO RESOLVE THAT ISSUE.

SORRY, COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF.

VERY AWKWARD WAY TO CONDUCT A MEETING, OBVIOUSLY.

DID WE ALL GO ON MUTE? MISSIONARY? I APOLOGIZE.

I'M HEARING NOW FROM CTM THAT THERE IS A TECHNICAL ISSUE WITH WEBEX, UH, AND THEY'RE WORKING TO RESOLVE THAT ISSUE RIGHT NOW.

IT SOUNDS LIKE THE ISSUE IS THAT EVERYONE ELSE CAN HEAR US.

WE CAN'T HEAR THEM.

WE CAN BLAME THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE.

WOW.

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JUST EASY.

WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE WITH TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

FOR SURE.

HELLO? UH, I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST THE CTMS SUPERVISOR LIKE TO REQUEST IF YOU WOULD RECESS THE MEETING FOR FIVE MINUTES SO WE CAN FIGURE THIS OUT.

DID YOU HEAR THAT? NO, I DID NOT.

I'M SORRY IT WASN'T, CAN Y'ALL RECESS THE MEETING FOR FIVE MINUTES SO WE CAN, UH, TROUBLESHOOT THIS EFFECTIVELY? YES, WE CAN.

THANK YOU.

DOESN'T THAT MEAN THAT WE SHOULD ALL SIGN OFF? NO.

STAY ON THEM.

THAT, THAT'LL PROBABLY ADD MORE PROBLEMS. JUST STAY ON MUTE.

YOU CAN'T MUTE YOUR MICROPHONE AND TURN OFF YOUR CAMERA IF YOU'D LIKE, BUT LET'S RECESS FOR FIVE MINUTES.

OKAY, THANKS.

UM, CTF CAN PUT THAT PRESENTATION ON THE SCREEN.

THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

OKAY.

IS JUST GET STARTED.

WE'RE AT CITY HALL.

WE WERE NOT GIVEN A PRESENTATION FOR THIS.

IF SOMEONE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THAT UP FROM THEIR SCREEN, THEY'RE WELCOME TO.

BUT WE WERE NOT, UH, TOLD THAT THERE WAS A PRESENTATION FOR THIS MEETING.

I DON'T MEAN DO YOU HAVE A COPY OF THE FORECAST CITATION THAT WAS ISSUED? IS THAT PRESENTATION ON THE SCREEN? SO THIS IS, WE'RE AT CITY HALL.

WE WERE NOT GIVEN A PRESENTATION FOR THIS.

IF SOMEONE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THAT OUT FROM THEIR SCREEN, THEY'RE WELCOME TO.

BUT WE WERE NOT TOLD THAT THERE WAS A PRESENTATION FOR THIS MEETING.

I DON'T MEAN YOU HAVE A COPY OF THE PATIENT THAT WAS ISSUED.

PRESENTATION.

HI VICTORIA.

CTM IS UNABLE TO DO SO.

CAN YOU SHARE THE PRESENTATION FROM YOUR STREAM? I'M NOT GIVING A PRESENTATION FOR THIS.

WE'D LIKE TO SHARE THAT YOU SEEM TO BE MUTED AND THAT WAS ISSUED.

OKAY.

VICTORIA, I'M GOING TO, I'M GOING TO UNMUTE YOU.

CAN YOU SHARE THE PIGMENTATION? OKAY.

VICTORIA HAS A SOUND LOOP ON HER END OCCURRING.

UM, EITHER SHE HAS DIALED INTO, UM, BOTH THE MEETINGS OR SHE'S UM, HAS A, HAS ATX IN RUNNING IN THE BACKGROUND.

OKAY.

VICTORIA HAS A SOUND LOOP ON HER.

YEAH.

VICTORIA, YOU CAN CALL IN WITH YOUR MOBILE PHONE.

THAT'S GOING TO WORK BETTER.

WE'RE GOING TO KEEP YOUR COMPUTER MIKE MUTED.

BUT YEAH.

SO, UM, THERE'S INFORMATION IN THE CALENDAR INVITE THAT YOU RECEIVED THAT PUTS YOU A PHONE NUMBER THAT YOU CAN CALL IN WITH .

HOW WAS EVERYTHING OUT? UM, I CAN ASK

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JAMIE TO SEND THAT TO THE COMMISSIONERS VIA EMAIL OR WE ALREADY HAVE IT.

JUST LET ME KNOW THE NAME OF IT AND WE CAN TRY AND SHARE THAT.

OKAY.

IS IT THE PRESENTATION? IS THAT THE ONE WE WANT? YES.

YEAH, THAT'S IT.

OKAY.

DO YOU WANT ME TO GO AHEAD AND START? YES, PLEASE.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

THAT WAS FUN.

SO GOOD MORNING AGAIN, COMMISSIONERS, VICTORIA, WEAKER AUSTIN RESOURCE RECOVERY FINDINGS, DIVISION MANAGER.

UH, THIS FORECAST OBVIOUSLY WAS SENT TO YOU BY EMAIL.

UM, I'LL DEFINITELY GET THAT OVER TO YOU AGAIN.

UM, AS SOON AS I, AS SOON AS THIS MEETING IS OVER.

UM, AND FOR YOUR QUESTIONS THAT YOU SUBMITTED, I SUBMITTED RESPONSES TO THOSE AND I THINK JAMIE SENT THOSE OUT YESTERDAY.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE'LL BE HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

UM, AT THE END OF THE PRESENTATION.

UM, I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE, UM, BRETT PAGE AND HIS STAFF.

THEY ARE THE KIND OF BREAKFAST BEHIND THAT BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, UM, FOR THE DEPARTMENT, YOU KNOW, THANK YOU BRIAN.

AND HE'S ALSO ON THE LINE TO ASSIST WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

UM, SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY IS, UH, THE CITY'S OVERALL OR THE DEPARTMENT'S ANYWAY, OVERALL PROCESS.

WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT'S PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW BY THE RESULTS OF OUR KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS.

UH, WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT'S FIVE YEAR FORECAST AND IT ALL PRESENT A SUMMARY OF THE RESIDENTIAL RATES AS WELL AS TALK ABOUT, UM, THE FORECAST IN OUR, UH, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

LASTLY, WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE CLEAN COMMUNITY FEE AND THE PROPOSED CURRENT YEAR BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR THAT NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE DEPARTMENT KICKED OFF THIS YEAR IS DEVELOPMENT PROCESS WITH THE MANAGEMENT RETREAT HELD IN NOVEMBER OF 2019.

IT WAS A PACKED DAY OF A DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCE REVIEW, ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND FINANCIAL PLANNING.

THE CITY OFFICIALLY PRESENTS THE, UH, FIVE YEAR FORECAST AND THE REGION'S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK TO THE COUNCIL IN THE SPRING IN AN ORDINARY YEAR.

THE CITY'S FORECAST IS THE FIRST LOOK AT NEWER EXPANDED PROGRAMS AND FISCAL IMPACTS, INCLUDING COST DRIVERS OVER THE FIVE YEAR PERIOD.

UH, IT ALSO LOOKS AT REVENUE PROJECTIONS BASED ON CUSTOMER GROWTH AND DEPARTMENTAL NEEDS AS WELL AS FTE REQUIREMENTS OVER THE FIVE YEAR PERIOD.

THE CITY'S BUDGET TIMELINE IS PRETTY COMPRESSED THIS YEAR, UH, WITH THE PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL TWO, WHICH, UH, PUT A CAP ON PROPERTY TAXES, ALTHOUGH THAT DOESN'T WHAT APPLY THIS YEAR DURING THIS PANDEMIC, UH, WE SUBMITTED THE FORECAST IN, UM, IN, IN ACTUALLY IN FEBRUARY.

UM, AND OUR PROPOSED BUDGET WAS RECENTLY SUBMITTED, UH, MAY EIGHT, UH, IT'S NOT SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT FROM THE NUMBERS THAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE HERE TODAY.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE THE PROPOSED BUDGET, THE CITY WILL, UH, PROPOSE THAT TO COUNCIL IN JULY, FOLLOWED BY AUGUST, UM, BUDGET READINGS IN AUGUST.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO HERE'S A LOOK AT OUR RESULTS OF OUR KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS.

THIS TABLE REPRESENTS THE PAST THREE OR THREE YEARS OF RESULTS OF OUR INDICATORS AS WELL AS WHAT WE PROJECT FOR, WHERE WE'LL EXPECT TO LAND AT THE END OF THIS FISCAL YEAR AND NOT SHOWN IN THE LAST COLUMN.

THERE'S NOT TOO MUCH NOTABLE ON THIS.

ON THIS SLIDE.

UH, NOT TOO MUCH HAS CHANGED

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FROM THE PRIOR YEAR.

WE EXPECT, UH, PERFORMANCE IN THESE MAJOR AREAS TO REMAIN STABLE IN THE UPCOMING BUDGET YEAR.

UM, WE ARE ALSO PROPOSING A SLIGHT UPTICK IN OUR DIVERSION, UM, METRIC WITH THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CURBSIDE COMPOST COLLECTION PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

HERE'S KIND OF A QUICK SNAPSHOT OF OUR FINANCIAL FORECAST AND I'LL DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO THE TOP OF THE SCREEN FIRST, WHICH REPRESENTS A VERY HIGH LEVEL SUMMARY OF OUR FORECAST BUDGET.

UH, STARTING WITH OUR CURRENT FISCAL YEAR 25 JET, WHICH IS 102.2 MILLION.

UH, WE PLAN TO GO TO COUNCIL, UH, EARLY NEXT MONTH WITH A BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR, UH, THE COMMUNITY FEE AND THAT'S REPRESENTED THERE.

UH, THAT OPERATING IMPACT IS 1.7 MILLION, UM, COST DRIVERS, UH, AS AN ADDITIONAL 2.1, UH, WHICH PRIMARILY REPRESENTS CASH FUNDING AND CAPITAL NEEDS SUCH AS FLEET REPLACEMENTS, SUITE FUEL AND MAINTENANCE.

UM, WE ALSO INTEND TO, UH, CO-LOCATED ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGEMENT STAFF AT THE FROM TECHNOLOGY CENTER, UH, IN SOUTH AUSTIN.

UH, AND THAT'S ALSO INCLUDED IN THE FORECAST.

OUR FIVE YEAR FORECAST INCLUDES A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE TO THE BASE RATE WHEN THE CURBSIDE COMPOST COLLECTION PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY COUNCIL.

THE DEPARTMENT ESTIMATED THE COST OF THAT PROGRAM TO BE AROUND $4 PER MONTH.

UM, AND AS YOU KNOW, ARE DELAYED INCREASING RATES UNTIL THE PROGRAM WAS FULLY IMPLEMENTED.

UM, THE BUDGET.

SO THE BUDGET, THE FORECAST BUDGET INCLUDES A $4 AND 25 CENTS INCREASE TO THE BASE RATE TO FULLY FUND THAT PROGRAM.

AS YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN, UM, USING OUR ENDING BALANCE TO, UH, FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS TO FUND THAT PROGRAM.

AND NOW THAT IT'S FULLY IMPLEMENTED, UM, WE PLAN TO PROPOSE, UH, AN INCREASE IN THE BASE RATE TO COVER ALL OF THOSE, UH, ONGOING EXPENSES.

I'LL TALK A BIT MORE ABOUT OUR RATES IN A BIT, BUT AS THE GRAPH SHOWS ARE FIVE-YEAR FOUR OR CASH SHOWS THE TYPICAL RATE PAYER IMPACT GOING UP OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS IN ORDER TO STRUCTURALLY BALANCE OUR BUDGET.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO JUST TO QUICKLY RECAP OUR DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.

EVERY YEAR WE PERFORM A COST OF SERVICE ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE IF OUR CURRENT RATES ARE SUFFICIENT TO COVER THE COSTS OF PROVIDING A PARTICULAR SERVICE.

THE COMPONENTS OF RIGHT DEVELOPMENT INCLUDE DIRECT AND INDIRECT EXPENSES INCLUDING ANY REVENUE OFFSETS AND THE BASIS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR RATES IS OBVIOUSLY OUR, OUR PROJECTED CUSTOMER.

NOW EXCITING AND THIS GOES A LITTLE BIT MORE INTO SOME WHAT SOME OF THOSE DIRECT AND INDIRECT EXPENSES CONSISTS OF.

UM, THE, ALL OF THE SUPPORTS, UH, SERVE SUPPORT FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT ARE CLASSIFIED AS INDIRECT EXPENSES.

WE ALSO HAVE A LARGE CHUNK OF INDIRECT EXPENSES THAT ARE EXTERNAL TO THE DEPARTMENT THAT ARE ADMINISTRATIVE AT NATURE.

THOSE INCLUDE PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR CITYWIDE, UM, SERVICES SUCH AS PURCHASING BUDGET, COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT, UH, CONTINUED COMPLIANCE WITH THE MANDATE TO CHARGE CUSTOMERS NO MORE THAN THE COST TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE.

IN 2012, THE CITY BUDGET STAFF CONDUCTED A THOROUGH REVIEW OF ARR SERVICES AND FEES AND DEVELOPED A ROBUST MODEL FOR ACCURATELY TYING THE SPACE TO THE DEPARTMENT'S COST TO PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES.

IT'S LIKE THIS IS A HIGH LEVEL SUMMARY OF OUR FUND SUMMARY.

THIS SHOWS THE BEGINNING BALANCE AND ADDS IN REVENUE, SUBTRACTS OUT EXPENSES AND PROJECTS ARE OUR ENDING FUND BALANCE.

AS YOU CAN SEE THERE IN THE SHADED COLUMN FOR FISCAL YEAR 21, WE'RE FORECASTING A POSITION 11 NEW POSITIONS.

YOU'LL NOTICE THE FTE LINE, UH, AT A COST OF APPROXIMATELY $800,000.

UM, SEVERAL MORE NEW POSITIONS.

OUR FORECAST OVER THE FOUR YEARS, UM, FOR THINGS SUCH AS INCREASING, UM, DEPARTMENTAL LEADS RELATED TO HOMELESSNESS, UH, CLEANUPS IN, UH, FULL IMPLEMENTATION

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OF THE CURBSIDE COMPOST CASH CONTRIBUTIONS FOR ESSENTIAL CAPITAL B.

DAD'S A A MILLION DOLLARS JUST OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN FISCAL YEAR 21 AND A VARYING AMOUNTS OVER THE FIVE YEAR FORECAST AND THAT, UH, FUNDS OUR VEHICLES.

WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO HIGHLIGHT IN THIS FUND SUMMARY IS THE IMPACT OF OUR FORECAST RATE INCREASE.

THE LINE TITLE CHANGE IN FUND BALANCE REPRESENTS WHETHER OUR BUDGET OF REVENUES MEETING OUR BUDGET AND EXPENSE AND THE PROPOSED A RATE INCREASE FOR FISCAL YEAR 21 WE'LL ESSENTIALLY STRUCTURE STRUCTURALLY BALANCED OUR BUDGETS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO HERE'S A LOOK AT OUR, UH, MAJOR RESIDENTIAL RATES, WHICH COMPRISE 97% OF OUR TOTAL REVENUE.

AS I MENTIONED, WE PERFORM A COST OF SERVICE EVERY YEAR.

WE PERFORM A MORE IN DEPTH, UH, ANALYSIS, UH, EVERY THREE TO FIVE YEARS.

AND IF YOU'LL RECALL, WE, WE PERFORMED THAT, UH, IN 2019.

UM, WE DO THAT.

UM, YOU KNOW, IF BUSINESS NEEDS, UH, SUBSTANTIALLY CHANGE AND IN A GIVEN YEAR WE'LL MAKE THOSE ADJUSTMENTS AS NECESSARY.

SO THE COMPLETION OF THE CURBSIDE COMPOST COLLECTION PROGRAM, UM, ARR IS GOING TO INCREASE THE BASE RATE AS I MENTIONED, AND WE'RE FORECASTING SMALLER INCREMENTAL INCREASES OVER THE FIVE YEAR FORECAST TO MAINTAIN A BALANCED BUDGET.

AGAIN, THIS IS JUST A FORECAST AND, UM, THINGS DO CHANGE, UH, YOU KNOW, BETWEEN NOW AND THE END, THE SUMMER, MOST LIKELY OUR FORECAST IS FORECAST FOR THE OUT YEARS.

22, 23, 24, 25 WILL WILL CHANGE.

WHAT OTHER THING I WANT TO MENTION TO YOU IS THAT THE DEPARTMENT THIS YEAR WILL JOIN THE CUSTOM CITIES CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BY OFFERING ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS ON LOWER FIXED INCOMES AND PARTICIPATING IN CERTAIN STATE, FEDERAL OR LOCAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. A MONTHLY DISCOUNT OF $5 AND 10 CENTS WHICH IS EQUAL TO THE 32 GALLON TRASH CART.

WE ESTIMATE THAT APPROXIMATELY 6% OF CUSTOMERS SHOULD CALL APPLY FOR THIS CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND IMPACTS THE FISCAL YEAR 21 BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF ABOUT $700,000 SO HERE'S OUR SPENDING PLAN OR OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT.

$10 MILLION IN SPENDING.

THERE ARE FIVE YEARS.

SEATTLE FLEET CIP PLAN IS LARGELY DEVOTED TO THE ONGOING PURCHASE OF VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT AND THE COMPLETION OF THE VEHICLE.

FLEET TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES SPENDING ON NEW AND REPLACEMENT VEHICLES IS EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 11.6 TO 14 POINT $8 MILLION PER YEAR.

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AND SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS COSTS ABOUT $300,000 AND OUR UNDERWENT TO EXISTING FACILITIES, OUR KGS STATE FACILITY AND THE RESOURCE RECOVERY DROP OFF CENTER.

THESE FINAL FEW SIDES FOCUS ON THE CLINTON COMMUNITY FEE, WHICH FUNDS LITTER, NUISANCE, NUISANCE ABATEMENT, STRAIGHT CLEANING, HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AND THE IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE YOU ARE.

OH, IT'S BILLED TO ALL RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS IN THE CITY, INCLUDING APARTMENT COMPLEXES AND MULTIFAMILY CUSTOMERS.

WE HAVE OVER 400, 8,000 RESIDENTIAL CLEAN COMMUNITY FEE CUSTOMERS AND JUST OVER 25,000 COMMERCIAL AND COMMUNITY CUSTOMERS.

SO DURING THE FISCAL YEAR 20 BUDGET, UH, AIR ARM PROPOSED A DECREASE IN THE QUEEN COMMUNITY FEE.

UH, BUT COUNCIL DECIDED TO MAINTAIN THE QUEEN COMMUNITY HERE AT ITS CURRENT LEVEL.

COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS, UM, PROVIDED A BUDGET, BUDGET AMENDMENT AND BUDGET DIRECTION, WHICH IS PRESENTED ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

THIS WAS THE EXACT WORDING OF THAT BUDGET, DIRECTOR OF THAT BUDGET DIRECTION.

UM, SHE ASKED THAT THE CITY PERFORM AN INFORMAL AUDIT OF ALL CITY FUNDED LITTER ABATEMENT ACTIVITIES.

UM, SO THE BUDGET OFFICE RECENTLY COMPLETED THAT INFORMAL AUDIT.

THEY REACHED OUT TO UM, ALL DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE CITY TO FIND OUT, UM, WHO WAS, WHO WAS DOING WHAT AND HOW MUCH THEY HAD BUDGETED.

UM, WE JUST GOT THE RESULTS OF THAT AUDIT AND THE DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING AT, UM,

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UH, WAYS THAT WE CAN MEET ANY, ANY GAPS, UH, IN FUNDING OR, UH, FOREIGN PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS WAS ALSO BRINGING, UH, FROM HER BUDGET DIRECTION.

SHE ALSO ASKED, IN ADDITION TO THE INFORMAL AUDIT THAT, UH, THE DEPARTMENT PERFORM OR THE CITY FOR FORM A COST OF SERVICE STUDY ON THE CLEAN COMMUNITY FEE TO TRY AND ADDRESS SOME, SOME OF THESE VARIOUS, UM, UH, MEASURES THAT YOU SEE, UH, ON THIS SLIDE OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS SINCE, SINCE THE PASSAGE OF THE, UM, BUDGET AMENDMENT AND IT HAS WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS TO TRY AND ADDRESS SOME OF THESE, UM, PRIMARILY, YOU KNOW, LITERAL BASEMENT AND UM, CLEAN UP FALLS UNDER THE PURVIEW OF AUSTIN RESOURCE RECOVERY.

UM, BUT OBVIOUSLY DEPARTMENTS ARE DOING VARIOUS THINGS THAT ALIGN WITH THE MISSIONS OF THEIR DEPARTMENTS.

AND, UM, ONCE WE, UM, GO TO COUNCIL, GO AHEAD AND GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

WE HAVE A PROPOSAL, UM, TO UH, AMEND THE, THIS YEAR'S CURRENT BUDGET TO UTILIZE CLEAN COMMUNITY FEED MONEY TO EXPAND PROGRAMS. UH, WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS, UM, FOREIGN PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS.

WE'LL GO TO COUNCIL JUNE 4TH WITH THAT PROPOSAL.

UM, AND SOME OF THE DEPARTMENTS THAT WE HAVE WORKED WITH ON THAT INCLUDE THE PARKS DEPARTMENT.

UM, WORKING ON, ON PARKS CLEANUPS, PUBLIC WORKS, UH, FOR, UH, SOME ADDITIONAL HOMELESS CLEAN UP ACTIVITIES.

THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT IS AN ESTABLISHED PARTNERSHIP THAT WE HAVE, UM, AND THEY PROVIDE, UH, LITTER ABATEMENT ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

UH, THE NEW PARTNERSHIP WILL ALSO ADD, UH, SOME LIBRARY LOCATIONS THAT ARE, THAT ARE SOME PROBLEM AREAS, UH, AS WELL AS, UH, WORKING ON PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT.

AND NEXT SLIDE.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR YOU.

ARE YOU HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAD AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR HOSTING THAT PRESENTATION UP ON THE SCREEN.

OKAY.

IS IT TIME FOR QUESTIONS? YEAH, I THINK JERRY WAS TALKING ABOUT HIS MUTANT.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? HELLO? YES, YES WE CAN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH LISA.

UH, VICTORIA, THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

I THINK I HAVE A, YOU MIGHT HAVE A QUESTION OR TWO CAUSE I, I DO, BUT I'LL, UH, FOR MY QUESTIONS FOR THAT.

THANKS JERRY.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

UM, MY QUESTION IS ABOUT THE CLEAN COMMUNITY FEE.

I'M HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT THIS, UH, CHANGE IN DIRECTION AND LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND, UH, LITERALLY PAVEMENT AND WORKING WITH OTHER DIFFERENT SENSE.

THAT'S WONDERFUL.

I'M JUST WONDERING, THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT, WOULD IT BE AN INCREASED TO THE CLEAN COMMUNITY FEE OR WOULD IT JUST BE AN AMENDMENT THAT WOULD DIRECT THE THOSE FUNDS ELSEWHERE? POTENTIALLY.

SO THE AMENDMENT DOES NOT INCREASE THE CLEAN COMMUNITY FEE.

AS YOU'LL RECALL DURING THE BUDGET.

THE WE PROPOSED A DECREASE COUNCIL CHOSE TO TO, TO NOT DECREASE THAT FEE.

SO THIS AMENDMENT MORE JUST PUT THOSE FUNDS TO USE.

OKAY.

IN, I GUESS FOLLOW UP QUESTION THEN.

IN THE ANALYSIS THAT YOU'VE DONE THIS FAR, IS IT, UH, THE DEPARTMENT'S, UH, FINDINGS THAT THE FUNDS CURRENTLY BEING COLLECTED ARE SUFFICIENT TO, YOU KNOW, MEET ALL OF THE NEED THAT, UH, THROUGHOUT THE CITY? YEAH.

SO THE CURRENT LEVEL OF THE CLEAN COMMUNITY FEE DOES MEET THE CURRENT NEED.

OBVIOUSLY AS, AS TIME GOES ON, IF, IF ADDITIONAL, UH, CITYWIDE NEEDS ARE PROPOSED, UH, AND WE HAVE A NEED TO RAISE THE RATE, WE'LL, WE'LL DEFINITELY LOOK AT THAT.

BUT, UH, THE FORECAST DOESN'T INCLUDE OUR, UH, AN INCREASE TO THE CLEAN COMMUNITY FEE AT THIS TIME.

UH, WHEN YOU SAY MEET THE NEED, WHAT, HOW ARE YOU DEFINING THE NEED? I GUESS MAYBE WE'RE MIGHT NOT BE DEFINING IT THE SAME WAY.

SO AS WE, AS WE, UM, DEVELOP PARTNERSHIPS

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AND ENHANCE PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS, UH, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY THINGS COME UP, THESE ARE IDENTIFIED NOT BY US, BUT BY OTHER DEPARTMENTS.

UM, AND KNOW, KEEP THOSE LINES OF COMMUNICATION OPEN WITH A PARTNER DEPARTMENTS.

WE CAN POTENTIALLY, UM, EITHER PROVIDE FUNDING OR, OR, UH, ASSISTANCE IN OTHER AREAS.

OKAY.

UM, I GUESS A REALLY SPECIFIC QUESTION IS, I SEE THAT I KNOW THAT THE KILLING COMMUNITY FEE IS CHARGED TO COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS, BUT WHEN I HAVE CALLED IN ABOUT TRASH ISSUES THAT HAPPENED TO BE IN FRONT OF COMMERCIAL, UH, PROPERTY, I'VE BEEN TOLD THAT THERE IS NO OTHER THAN SWEEPS STREET SWEEPING.

THERE IS NO SERVICE PROVIDED IN FRONT OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.

CAN YOU SPEAK TO THAT? I'M GOING TO LET EITHER RICHARD OR CHIME IN ON THAT IF THEY'RE ABLE TO OR, OR CAT, EITHER WAY.

I DON'T THINK.

I DON'T THINK THEY ARE ABLE TO.

BUT COMMISSIONER IS, I UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION.

UM, I THINK WHAT YOU'RE ASKING ABOUT IS WHEN THERE ARE COMPLAINTS ABOUT, UM, DEBRIS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND THERE ARE GUIDELINES ABOUT WHERE THE CITY IS ALLOWED TO BE LITTER.

UH, AND UH, WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO GO INTO PRIVATE PROPERTY, UH, TO DO THAT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

I'LL MOVE ON.

I'LL JUST GET, SOMETIMES IT'S, YOU KNOW, BETWEEN SAY THE ROAD AND THE SIDEWALK.

SO I WOULD, I WOULD THINK THAT HE COULD ENGAGE IN THAT, BUT I'M SURE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER WHITE.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? ALRIGHT.

ACTUALLY, ACTUALLY I HAD ONE QUICK ONE.

SO JUST UNDERSTANDING, UM, WHY DID THE ESTIMATE FOR ATHLETIC 20 DROP TO 80% OF URL EFFECTIVE PROPERTIES REPORTING ACCESS TO RECYCLING FOR EMPLOYEES AND TENANTS? AND I MAYBE I'M NOT UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ESTIMATED AND AMENDED.

I'M NOT SURE.

GINA IS ON THE LINE, YOU KNOW, ARE YOU ABLE TO SPEAK TO THAT PARTICULAR ITEM? I AM.

I AM.

I'M SORRY, COULD YOU REPEAT THE QUESTION? SURE.

JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THIS.

IF YOU CAN SEE THE SCREEN, THE ESTIMATE OF 80% OF YOU ARE AFFECT AFFECTED PROPERTIES, REPORTING, ACCESS TO RECYCLING FOR EMPLOYEES AND TENANTS.

WHY DID IT, WHY IS THERE AN ESTIMATED DROP OF 5% OR SO AND HOW HAS THAT, WHAT IS THE AMENDED NUMBER MEAN IN THIS CASE? RIGHT.

SO THESE ARE OUR PERFORMANCE.

ONE OF THE PERFORMANCE METRICS RELATED TO THE UNIVERSAL RECYCLING ORDINANCE AND THE NUMBER YOU SEE ARE THE PERCENTAGE ARE BASED ON THE NUMBER OF PROPERTIES THAT ARE REPORTING ACCESS.

AND THAT ACCESS IS REPORTED THROUGH THEIR ANNUAL DIVERSION PLAN.

AND SO HISTORICALLY OUR TARGET IS 85%.

OF COURSE WE WANT TO SEE A HUNDRED PERCENT, BUT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF FACTORS FOR THE REASONS BUSINESSES COME AND GO CHANGE.

AND WE'RE CONSTANTLY TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL ALL AFFECTED PROPERTIES UNDERSTAND WHAT COMPLIANCE MEANS AND WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE OF THE UNIVERSAL RECYCLING ORDINANCE.

UM, THE REASON THAT WE ESTIMATE A LITTLE BIT LOWER AND IS RELATED TO, UM, THE PANDEMIC HONESTLY RIGHT NOW IS WHEN WE WOULD SEE THAT UPTICK.

WE'RE CURRENTLY A LITTLE OVER OUR TARGET.

WE'RE AROUND EIGHT.

I THINK THE LAST NUMBER I GOT WAS 81.6% OF PROPERTIES REPORTING ACCESS.

SO WE'RE DOING WELL AND WE STILL MAY EXCEED AND HIT OUR TARGET, BUT THAT'S THE REASON FOR THE DROP THIS YEAR.

OKAY, PERFECT.

I DIDN'T REALIZE IT HAD BEEN UPDATED WITH THE PANDEMIC ALREADY, SO THAT'S GREAT.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? JERRY? CAN YOU HEAR ME? OH, WONDERFUL.

UM, SO VICTORIA, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UM, WITH THE COMMUNITY FEE, UM, SINCE IT ALSO FUNDS BORROW, I'M WONDERING, UH, DOES THAT STAY IN TECH THE WAY IT WAS BEFORE? UH, DO THESE PARTNERSHIPS TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM THE EURO? OKAY.

UH, IT SHOULD STAY THE SAME.

WE'RE NOT PROPOSING ANY CHANGES TO FUNDING FOR THE URL.

OKAY.

VERY GOOD.

AND ALSO THE, THE PILOT, UH, WE NEVER GOT TO PUT IN PLACE FOR A MULTIFAMILY.

IS THAT GOING TO SEE, DO WE HAVE THE MONEY FOR THAT COMMISSIONERS? THIS IS GINA AND WE, WE DO PLAN TO PROCEED WITH THAT PILOT AND THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR AND HAVE PLANNED FOR THAT AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE TO

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DO IT IN THE WAY THAT WE HAD PLANNED.

OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

GOOD NEWS.

HI, THIS IS AMANDA.

I HAVE ONE QUESTION ABOUT THE FTES, THE, WAS IT 11, UH, FTES THAT WERE PLANNED FOR CORRECT.

COULD YOU JUST GIVE, AND I'M SORRY IF YOU DID ALREADY, BUT A LITTLE BREAK, A LITTLE MORE DETAIL ON WHERE THOSE FTES ARE GOING.

LIKE, UH, WHAT, WHAT DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS? YES.

I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE A MAJORITY OF THOSE ARE FOR THE CURBSIDE CONFERENCE PROGRAM.

LET ME PULL UP THE DETAIL REAL QUICK.

YEAH, THAT'S CORRECT.

I BELIEVE SIX OF THOSE ARE FOR THE CURBSIDE COMPOSTING PROGRAM.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE DIDN'T HAVE THE PROGRAM FULLY IMPLEMENTED AT THE TIME, SO NOW WE'RE CATCHING UP TO THE SERVICE, ENDED UP BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE THAT ABILITY TO COLLECT THOSE MATERIALS.

AND, UH, THE OTHER HALF OF THOSE ARE, UH, SPRINKLED OUT THROUGHOUT EITHER VARIOUS NEEDS AND IN APARTMENTS THAT HAVE NEEDED TO TAKE PLACE OVER TIME.

I THINK, UH, ONE OF THEM IS A POSITION FOR HR AND THEY'VE HAD A, I THINK AN EMPLOYEE REQUESTED FOR ABOUT FIVE YEARS OR MORE.

UH, THERE'S A COUPLE OF OTHER POSITIONS THAT WOULD, UH, HELP WITH, UH, THE OTHER LITTER ABATEMENT ACTIVITIES.

AND I DON'T HAVE THAT BREAKDOWN IN FRONT OF ME, UH, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF WE COULD GET THAT BACK TO YOU, UH, HERE SHORTLY.

OR, UH, ANYBODY, UH, VICTORIA, YOU, YOU ABLE TO FIND THAT BREAKDOWN REAL QUICK? YES, I HAVE.

I ACTUALLY HAVE IT IN FRONT OF ME.

UM, SO WE HAVE 11 PHYSICIANS TOTAL.

AND, UH, AGAIN, MOST OF THOSE ARE GOING TO, UH, THE CURBSIDE COMPOST PROGRAM.

AND, UH, WE HAVE, UH, THEY'RE ALL, UH, OPERATORS, EITHER OPERATORS, OPERATORS, SENIORS.

SO, AND THERE'S ONE VICTORIA PERSON TOO TO ADD TO OUR CARTS PROGRAM TO ALSO KEEP UP WITH THEIR CAREER SITE COMPOST.

DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

I'VE GOT A SILLY QUESTION AND PLEASE BEAR WITH ME.

BUT, UH, I'M ASSUMING THAT THE FORECAST KEYWORD, THEIR FORECAST INCLUDES, UH, SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THAT WE'RE FACING TODAY AS FAR AS, UH, POSSIBLE, UH, MAJOR INCREASES IN DELINQUENCIES.

UH, SOME OF THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS HAVE ALREADY REPORTED, UH, OBVIOUSLY LESS REVENUE COMING IN, GREATER CONSUMPTION, LESS REVENUE COMING IN.

I, I'M ASSUMING THAT OUR FORECAST LUDES THOSE POSSIBLE CHALLENGES.

SO AS YOU'LL RECALL, THE FORECAST WAS DEVELOPED EARLY IN THIS CALENDAR YEAR.

IT WAS DUE TO THE BUDGET OFFICE IN FEBRUARY, SO THAT WAS PRIOR TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE PANDEMIC.

UM, WE HAVE SINCE UPDATED OUR FORECAST NUMBERS, UH, WITH THE SUBMISSION OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET RECENTLY SUBMITTED, UH, IN MAY.

SO YES, ONCE THE PROPOSED BUDGET, UH, MAKES IT TO COUNCIL, YOU'LL SEE, UM, JUST A VERY SLIGHT DECREASE IN REVENUE.

UH, THE DEPARTMENT, UM, IS WAIVING FEES FOR EXTRA TRASH, UM, AND THAT'S LESS THAN A MILLION DOLLAR IMPACT, UH, TO THE DEPARTMENT.

UM, IN TERMS OF, UH, OTHER FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF THE PANDEMIC, UH, A LOT OF THE EXPENSES THAT WERE INCURRED NOW OR UNBUDGETED, UH, WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING IN THE BUDGET FOR, UM, UM, UM, I GUESS A FUTURE PANDEMIC, BUT WE DEFINITELY HAVE MONEY IN THE BUDGET TO COVER, UH, EXISTING EXISTING NEEDS AND THE MONEY THAT'S IN THE BUDGET.

ARE THOSE WHAT WE IDENTIFY AS THE ENDING FROM PREVIOUS YEAR THAT WE WOULD USE TO FUND ANY UNFORESEEN? YES, THAT'S CORRECT.

AND JUST TO SPEAK TO, UM, THE, UM, BAD DEBT, I GUESS THAT, THAT WE EXPECT WE DO.

WE DID ACTUALLY GET NOTIFIED THAT WE WILL PROBABLY IN THE COMING YEAR SEE SOME ADDITIONAL UNCOLLECTABLE ACCOUNTS.

UM, IT HAS RISEN SUBSTANTIALLY, BUT AGAIN, UM, WE EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO COVER THAT WITH OUR ENDING BALANCE.

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THANK YOU.

THE LAST QUESTION THAT I HAVE IS OF THE $170 MILLION, THAT WAS, THAT THE CITY WAS ABLE TO RECEIVE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

OKAY.

AR ARE POSSIBLY GOING TO RECEIVE ANY OF THAT.

SO THE BUDGET OFFICE WILL GO BEFORE COUNCIL, UH, ON THE 21ST, UH, TO PRESENT A PLAN FOR UTILIZING THAT MONEY.

UM, I THINK THEY'VE, UH, IDENTIFIED THREE MAIN AREAS OF FUNDING, UH, THAT THEY WANT TO SPEND THAT ON.

UM, WE HAVEN'T BEEN NOTIFIED WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE GOING TO GET ANY OF THOSE FUNDS AT THIS POINT.

I HOPE IT'S YES, BUT WE'VE NOT BEEN NOTIFIED.

OKAY.

SO THOSE WILL, I MEAN, THAT'S A FUTURE ITEM THAT'S GOING TO BE DIVVIED UP LATER ON.

THAT'S CORRECT.

I GUESS FOR RIGHT NOW, INVENTORY THAT YOU'VE, YOU'VE ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS.

ANY OTHER, ANY OTHER THOUGHTS, CONCERNS FOR STAFF? I AM SORRY, AMANDA.

I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION, UM, ON, IN TERMS OF, UH, YOU KNOW, PANDEMIC RESPONSE DOES, DO YOU GET YOUR, UH, PPE? IS THAT COME TO YOU FROM ANOTHER CITY DEPARTMENT OR DOES THAT COME FROM ARR BUDGET? SO INITIALLY I'LL GO AHEAD AND LET KEN, DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT? SURE.

I WAS JUST GONNA SAY THANK YOU, KEN SNIPES.

UM, THE, THE CITY SET UP THE PROTOCOL THAT ALL PPE WOULD TRAVEL THROUGH, UH, THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER.

SO ANY PPE THAT THE CITY RECEIVES GOES THROUGH THAT CENTER.

AND THEN WE SUBMIT OUR NEEDS AND THEN WE RECEIVE THE PPE.

AND THAT WAS PUT IN PLACE JUST SO THAT, UM, THE, UH, THE UH, PRAISE ABOUT THE IN 95 MASKS, UM, UM, WAS SETTLED DOWN TO SOME DEGREES SO THAT THE, UM, FRONTLINE WORKERS WHO WERE, UM, MOST IN HARM'S WAY WOULD GET THOSE ITEMS FIRST BEFORE THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS DID.

UM, AOR HAD ALREADY ORDERED SOME, UH, PPE ITEMS AS WELL.

UH, AND IN TERMS OF, UH, HAVING A SANITIZER AND THAT SORT OF THING AND, UH, AND SOME OF THOSE THINGS THAT WE WOULD HAVE ON OUR NORMAL SUPPLY.

UH, BUT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION, UH, CERTAIN ITEMS DO GO THROUGH, UH, THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER.

OH, THAT MEANS THEY WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE INCLUDED IN IT.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUDGET FOR THEM, CAUSE THAT'S CONSIDERED A CITY IS COVERING THAT EXPENSE SOMEWHAT.

WELL, WE'RE STILL WORKING THROUGH THE EXACT COST STRUCTURE FOR THAT, BUT, UM, WHAT WE DO KNOW THAT ANY CHARGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PANDEMIC, UH, WOULD QUALIFY FOR REIMBURSEMENT.

GREAT.

AND HAVE THEY GIVEN YOU A TIMEFRAME WHEN THE THOSE EXPENSES ARE, WHEN THE PANDEMIC IS, YOU KNOW, AT LEAST FOR FINANCIAL REASONS CONSIDERED OVER AND IT WOULDN'T BE MANAGED THAT WAY ANYMORE? NOT YET.

NOT YET.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? I CAN, I'M SORRY.

GO AHEAD.

KEN, CAN YOU GIVE US A OR VICTORIA, GIVE US AN UPDATE ON THE TIMELINE HERE.

I THINK THIS IS SCHEDULED, UH, IN THE PAST, THIS WOULD HAVE GONE TO COUNCIL IN JUNE TO NOW THAT WE HAVE A PANDEMIC GOING ON, IS THIS A, THERE WE GO AND, OKAY.

SO IN JULY WE'RE GOING TO PRESENT THIS TO COUNCIL.

WHAT IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND TO THIS? IN OTHER WORDS, UH, EVEN IF A QUESTION OR TWO COME UP OR SOMETHING MORE CHALLENGING APPEARS ON THE RADAR, HOW CAN WE MAKE ADJUSTMENTS OR WILL WE BE ABLE TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE, TO THE BUDGET FORECAST OR TO THE BUDGET? SO WHAT WE HAVE SUBMITTED, UH, ON MAY EIGHT, UM, IS, WILL PRIMARILY STAY THE SAME, UH, BARNES, SOMETHING REALLY MAJOR, UM, HAPPENING BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.

THE BUDGET OFFICE DOES, UM, BASED ON THE WORK SESSIONS THAT THEY HAVE WITH COUNCIL AND THE DIRECTION THAT THEY RECEIVED FROM COUNCIL AFTER THE BUDGET IS PRESENTED TO THEM IN JULY.

UM, WE'LL MAKE CHANGES.

UM, YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT COUNCIL

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MAY NOT WANT TO SEE A RATE INCREASE OR MAYBE SOMETHING LESS.

SO OBVIOUSLY THAT'S GOING TO IMPACT OUR NUMBERS.

SO BETWEEN NOW AND AUGUST, UH, NUMBERS WILL, UM, ALWAYS CHANGE, HOPEFULLY NOT SUBSTANTIALLY.

UM, BUT YEAH, THAT IT REALLY IS AT THE WALL OF THE COUNCIL AFTER JULY.

RIGHT.

AND YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, VICTORIA.

THEY WILL CHANGE.

I MEAN, THIS IS AN UNPRECEDENTED TIME AND NOBODY WANTS TO BE HERE, BUT NONETHELESS, YOU GUYS HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB WITH PRELIMINARY PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU.

LIKE YOU, YOU KNOW, KATHY, DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION? ALRIGHT.

ALRIGHT.

KEN, A STAFF, I GUESS IT LOOKS LIKE OUR TIME LINE IS GETTING REAL CLOSE HERE AND IF THE COMMISSIONERS WILL ENTERTAIN THIS, I WOULD LOVE TO START PLANNING FOR A MEETING AND I THINK OUR NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING IS OBVIOUSLY THE SECOND WEEK AND UH, IN JUNE, JUST WANT TO GIVE OR TAKE THREE WEEKS FROM NOW, I'D LOVE FOR US TO AT LEAST PLAN THAT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FORMAT WOULD BE, THE STAGE.

I MEAN IS IT GOING TO BE SOMETHING SIMILAR TO TODAY OR WILL WE BE ABLE TO, TO MEET OBVIOUSLY EXERCISING, UH, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASS WARING.

BUT, UH, I THINK, UH, COMMISSIONER MUSSINO AND I HAD A CONVERSATION AND SHE HAD MENTIONED THAT, YOU KNOW, IF WE COULD SET UP SUB COMMITTEES THAT WOULD BE ABLE TO ADDRESS SOME OF THESE SPECIFIC ITEMS, PERHAPS WE COULD MEET, UH, IN A MORE A TRADITIONAL SENSE IN A OFFICE ENVIRONMENT WHERE AGAIN, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND, AND ALL HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES ARE RESPECTED.

THAT'S ONE THOUGHT PROCESS.

MY CONCERNS AGAIN ARE THAT WE, UH, KEEP ON TOP OF THE BUDGET, KEEP ON TOP OF, UH, THE BUSINESS ARR BUSINESS AND UH, YOU KNOW, GET A GOOD PRODUCT TO COUNCIL.

WROTE ON.

ANY THOUGHTS FROM, WELL JERRY, I THINK THAT WE HAVE AT LEAST A 15 MINUTE GRACE PERIOD, UNLESS I'M MISTAKEN ON THIS MEETING.

SO JUST FYI AND I WILL JUST SAY I WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN ANY IN PERSON MEETINGS AND THIS, THIS ONE TO DO WORK IN GROUPS FOR REMOTE AND HOPEFULLY NOT VIA THIS PLATFORM.

I CAN, YOU KNOW, USE OTHER PLATFORMS. BUT THIS ONE SEEMS TO BE A TREE.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONER.

WHY YEAH, AND I THINK THAT'S THE ADVANTAGE OF THE WORKING GROUP IS THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO USE THIS PLATFORM.

I THINK THAT WAS PART OF THE REASON FOR THINKING OF DOING IT IN A WORKING GROUP STYLE.

THEN WE CAN PROBABLY JUST USE A ZOOM OR SOME OTHER, SOME OTHER METHODS AND NOT THIS, YOU KNOW, FAIRLY RESTRICTIVE SYSTEM.

THANK YOU.

SO I, I HAVE TO AGREE, AND AGAIN, THIS IS OUR FIRST GATHERING OF THIS KIND, A LITTLE ROUGH, BUT NONETHELESS, WE'RE ALMOST TO THE FINISH LINE HERE.

UH, LET'S SEE.

AS FAR AS, UH, THE REST OF THE AGENDA HERE, I THINK, UH, KEN YOU HAD A STAFF BRIEFINGS, WHICH I W WE'VE GOT A FEW MINUTES.

DO WE LIKE, CAN I GET A CLARIFICATION HERE? DO WE ACTUALLY HAVE 15 ADDITIONAL MINUTES? THERE WERE NO CTMS AVAILABLE TO WEIGH IN ON THAT.

YOU'RE LISTENING THE AB TECH AND CHAMBERS.

LET ME CONFIRM WITH THE CITY CLERK ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.

IT CAN BE ONE SECOND.

COULD YOU REPEAT THAT? I DON'T THINK WE CAN HEAR YOU.

I THINK HE'S CHECKING.

OKAY.

YES.

15 EXTRA MINUTES IS OKAY.

HEY GREG, DOES THAT MEAN, COULD YOU HEAR THAT? YES, HE'S CHECKING.

SO, OKAY.

WELL THEN CAN, IF YOU WANT TO MOVE ON TO ITEM THREE, IF WE ARE DONE WITH ITEM TWO C WHICH IS THE A BUDGET PRESENTATION AND UH, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT, UH, FUTURE QUESTIONS, ANY, UH, CHALLENGES THAT APPEAR WILL, UH, BE ADDRESSED VIA EMAIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATION, HAVING A UNDERSTAND UNDERSTANDING THAT I SHOULD SAY WE CAN MOVE ON TO A STAFF BRIEFINGS.

GREAT.

IF I COULD CHAIRMAN,

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UM, I, I WANTED TO TAKE JUST A