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SO, UH, WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, I GUESS, UH, UNMUTE AND SAY PRESENT OR SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT.

UH,

[Call to Order]

COMMISSIONER POLGAR.

YEAH.

COMMISSIONER BARNS HERE.

COMMISSIONER FLORES.

COMMISSIONER FANTE.

PRESENT.

COMMISSIONER GARZA, UH, K, UH, COMMISSIONER KEATON HERE.

UH, COMMISSIONER MOCK COMMISSIONER ZISMAN.

YEAH.

AND UH, IS UH, ALMOST COMMISSIONER, UM, RICK VAN DYKE.

STILL NOT ON THE LINE.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, SO WE'LL, WE'LL MOVE ON.

GET STARTED WITH THE AGENDA.

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OUR FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THE CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

UH, SPEAKER SIGN UP FOR THREE MINUTES AND WE HAVE A SYLVIA ROSCOE FROM MEXICO AT THE MUSEUM.

HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? WE CAN HEAR YOU.

OH GOOD.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

I'M SO GOOD.

ROSCOE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MEXICO STATE MUSEUM.

THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR WORK AND DEDICATION TO THE ARTS AND FOR WORKING TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY HEALTHY AND SAFE.

I CALLED IN TO SPEAK ON THE HEART AND THE HOT ARTS FUNDING IMPACTED BY COVERT 19, THE ECONOMIC CRISIS IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITY AND TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION.

WE ALL KNOW THAT THIS HAS, THERE HAS BEEN A DEVASTATING IMPACT ON THE HOT FUNDS FOR THIS YEAR THAT WILL CONTINUE TO THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

THIS MEANS FOR US IN THE FIELD A POSSIBLE SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION IN FUNDING.

BASED ON THE INFORMATION WE HAVE BEEN TOLD TO EXPECT A 40 TO 75% REDUCTION IN FUNDING.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR MEXICO AT THE MUSEUM? OUR CORE FUNDING IS ABOUT OUR CORE.

OUR STAFF.

WE HAVE SMALL STAFF OF SIX FULL TIME EMPLOYEES WHOSE SALARIES ARE MODEST.

A 75% REDUCTION MEANS LOSING HALF OF OUR FULL TIME EMPLOYEES.

THIS WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO OUR ORGANIZATION.

ORGANIZATION HAS ALREADY SUFFERED MAJOR LOSS OF FUNDING DUE TO THE CANCELLATION OF SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST AND CLOSER FOR TWO MONTHS.

EVEN WITH REOPENING, WE SEE A REDUCTION IN SALES AND LIMITED ADMISSIONS.

WE CANNOT SUSTAIN A MAJOR REDUCTION.

THAT WILL TAKE US BACK TO A LEVEL OF 1989 30 YEARS AGO.

MY SECOND POINT IS THAT WE ARE A LATINO ORGANIZATION THAT HAS LESS RESOURCES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

ALL OUR ORGANIZATIONS ARE SUFFERING.

HOWEVER IT IS THE FACT THAT THE PEOPLE OF COLOR HAVE BEEN DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY COBIT.

19 THE MAJORITY OF OUR PUBLIC IS LATINO AND HAS BEEN HIT EXTRA HARD IN AUSTIN.

66% OF THE CASES OF COBIT 19 ARE LATINO.

AISD HAS REPORTED THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS ACROSS AUSTIN ARE NOT ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN SCHOOLWORK DUE TO LIMITED OR NO ACCESS IN FUNDING, IN RESOURCES AND INTERNET.

THE GAPS ARE GROWING.

A REDUCTION WOULD BE DEVASTATING FOR THE MUSEUM AND WOULD LOSS OF ABILITY TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

WE MUST WORK TOGETHER TO FIND A SOLUTION.

THE ARTS COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT MUST FIND ANOTHER SOURCE TO FILL THE GAP.

THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS RECEIVED 170 POINT $8 MILLION ALLOCATION AND FEDERAL CARES ACT FUNDING.

THE CARES ACT CAN BE USED FOR EXPENDITURES INCURRED, COULD A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.

I ASKED THIS, THE ARTS COMMISSION AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT REQUEST FUNDS FROM, FROM THE CARE ZACK TO FILL THIS GAP.

WE MUST WORK TOGETHER AND MAKE THE CASE TO CITY COUNCIL TO SUPPORT RESTORING THE HOT FUNDS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

.

UM, SO I SEE COMMISSIONER VANDYKE HAS JOINED US.

UH, I WANTED TO DO A QUICK, UH, WELCOME.

UH, WE KNOW YOU STILL HAVE TO DO A LITTLE BIT OF TRAINING BEFORE YOU CAN BECOME A VOTING MEMBER, BUT WE DO APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE TODAY.

WELCOME TO THE ARTS COMMISSION.

MMM.

AND I GUESS I'LL TAKE THIS MOMENT ALSO TO REMIND EVERYONE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE MUTED.

IT LOOKS LIKE PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE IS.

UM, IF YOU LOOK IN THE MIDDLE, THE PARTICIPANTS' ICON SORT OF POP UP AND THEN YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A RED MICROPHONE NEXT TO YOUR NAME.

UM, AND THEN YOU'LL BE ABLE TO UNMUTE WHEN IT'S, WHEN YOU ARE GOING TO SPEAK.

UM, SO WE WILL MOVE ON ON OUR AGENDA.

UH,

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

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NO, I TRUST EVERYONE HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW MOTION BY COMMISSIONER POLDARK TO APPROVE.

SECONDED BY MACH.

UH, ANY COMMENTS OR EDITS? LOOKS LIKE COMMISSIONER POLGAR HAS, YEAH, UNDER FOUR A, UM, THE MOTION TO MOVE FOR A FOUR B TO THE BEGINNING OF NEW BUSINESS.

IT HAS WHO MOTIONS BUT NOT WHO SECONDED IN THE MINUTES.

AND I KNOW THERE WAS A SECOND ON THAT.

DO WE, DOES ANYBODY RECALL WAS THIS MEETING RECORDED? YEAH, I'LL PULL THAT UP.

SO THAT WAS THE ONLY THING I SAW THAT NEEDS TO BE AMENDED.

COMMISSIONER FLORES UNMUTE UM, I THOUGHT I SAW SOMETHING ELSE THAT I WAS TRYING TO PULL UP.

THE MINUTES IS A LITTLE DISCOMBOBULATING AND I WANT TO PRINT THEM CAUSE THEY WEREN'T NICE RESOURCES.

UM, I AM, HOLD ON.

I HAVE THEM DIALED UP ON MY COMPUTER SO I'M TRYING TO READ.

I THOUGHT I SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN IT DOWN.

I'M SORRY.

LAST NIGHT HE DID NOT THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE THAT WAS UM, OH VERY MINOR.

BUT IT'S THE TECHNICALITY WE ELECTED YOU NOT APPOINTED YOU AND SO I THINK IT SHOULD BE WHERE THE OFFICERS WERE ELECTED UNLESS I'M MISTAKEN.

I THINK THAT'S WHY WE HAVE VOTES.

UM, IT SAID A MOTION TO APPOINT COMMISSIONER AS THE CHAIR.

IT SHOULD BE ELECTED, HUH? ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

SO WITH THOSE TWO AMENDMENTS OR ARE WE WAITING FOR EMORY TO CHECK? ARE WE GOING TO, ARE WE GOING TO BE OKAY WITH? YEAH, I CAN MAKE THOSE.

EXCELLENT.

UM, SO WITH THOSE TWO AMENDMENTS, WE'VE, UH, I'M GOING TO HAVE TO DO ROLL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

UM, ALL IN FAVOR? UH, COMMISSIONER FANTE.

YES.

COMMISSIONER BARNS.

ABSTAIN.

COMMISSIONER MOCK.

COMMISSIONER SYSMON .

COMMISSIONER FLORES.

YES.

COMMISSIONER POLGAR.

HI, COMMISSIONER KEATON.

COMMISSIONER KEATON THAT FUEL AND MUTE.

SEE WHAT YOUR, UH, VOTED ON THIS.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY THAT LOOKED LIKE EVERYBODY.

ALRIGHT.

UH, MOTION PASSES.

UH, WE ARE MOVING ON TO, UH, STAFF BRIEFINGS,

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UH, COBIT 19 UPDATES, PRESENTATION ON HOT BY SYNOVIA.

GOOD AFTERNOON, COMMISSIONERS.

YEAH.

MARIE, YOU BRING UP MY SLIDE.

YEAH, I THINK CTM HAS THEM.

SO IF YOU WILL BRING UP A PRESENTATION FOR THREE, EIGHT, UH, PLEASE.

NO.

OKAY.

AND MARIE.

COMMISSIONER GARZA HAS JOINED.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

I JUST WANTED TO SEE YOU, UM, BRIEF YOU ON THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE CULTURAL ARTS FUND.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR, I ACTUALLY BRIEFED THE COMMISSION ON HOW THE OCCUPANCY TAX FUNDS, WELL AS YOU KNOW, WHERE, UM, THE CITY SEES THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF 15% OF THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX.

IT ACTUALLY FLOWS INTO WHAT'S CALLED THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY FUND.

AT THE TIME THAT THE BUDGET WAS APPROVED, THE ANTICIPATED REVENUE WAS 11.8 $8 MILLION.

NEXT SLIDE.

FROM THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX FUND.

IT THEN FLOWS INTO WHAT YOU ALL KNOW AS OUR CULTURAL ARTS FUND.

AND SO THESE TWO SLIDES JUST SHOWED THE FLOW.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THEN HE KNEW, UH, TWO WEEKS AGO BRIEF COUNCIL ON THE EFFECTS OF THE CANCELLATION OF SOUTH BY THIS PRESENTATION ACTUALLY LIVES ON THE AUSTIN FINANCE ONLINE AND JUST WANTED TO, UM,

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BRIEF EVERYONE THAT WE ARE SEVERE, UH, DECREASES ACROSS THE BOARD IN TERMS OF OUR SALES TAX, OUR MIXED BEVERAGE TAX AND ALL OF OUR INTERESTS.

THE MAY SALES TAX WAS ACTUALLY DOWN 4.5% FROM THE PRIOR YEAR AND COMPARED TO OTHER LARGE TEXAS CITIES, THEY'RE EVEN SEEING A STEEPER DECLINE THAN WE ARE.

NEXT SLIDE.

.

HE ALSO REPORTED THAT THE ANTICIPATED DECLINE IN THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX WOULD BE AROUND 36 POINT $7 MILLION AND IT WILL AFFECT SEVERAL DIVISIONS WITHIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS THE CONVENTION CENTER.

NOT ONLY WILL YOU SEE A DECREASE IN THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX, BUT ALSO THAT YOUR PORT REVENUE AND THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT'S PARKING FEE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO WHERE ARE WE TODAY? WE HAVE BEEN IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION, NOT ONLY WHAT THE CONVENTION CENTER BUT ALSO OUR BUDGET OFFICE IN TERMS OF THE PROJECTIONS FOR THIS YEAR, FYI 1920 AS WELL AS THE PROPOSED BUDGET OF 2021 AS YOU CAN SEE, THE CURRENT ESTIMATED ENDING BALANCE FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR THAT IN SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2020 WILL BE APPROXIMATELY NEGATIVE ONE POINT $5 MILLION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS THE SENATE IS COMMITTED TO ENSURING THAT ALL CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS THAT WE HAVE ENTERED INTO WILL BE FULFILLED.

KNOWING THAT THE BUDGET OFFICE IS ALSO, UHM, HAS APPROVED OUR FUND THAT WE NEGATIVE.

BUT WE WILL HAVE TO BE ABLE TO CLEAR THAT NEGATIVE WITHIN A YEAR.

I'M GETTING SOME BACKGROUND NOISE.

THAT'S WHY MY WEIRD FACE, YOU HAVE TO CARE THAT BALANCE AND THE ESTIMATED PROJECTION AS A DAY IS WHERE ESTIMATING THAT WE COULD POSSIBLY SEE 9.3 MILLION BUT PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS NUMBER IS NOT FINAL.

WE WILL SUBMIT OUR FINAL BUDGET DOCUMENTS IN JUNE FOR COUNCIL TO CONSIDER AND WE ARE STILL IN SHARING THAT THIS PROJECTION, THE 9.3 IS STILL A BALLOT NUMBER IN ORDER TO NOT HAVE A NEGATIVE BALANCE.

UH, AT THE END OF WE ARE ESTIMATING TO HOLD HARMLESS 10% IN RESERVES, WHICH WILL MEAN THAT AS OF TODAY, AND I WANT TO SAY WE ARE STILL WORKING WITH THE BUDGET OFFICE.

WE HOPE THAT THIS IS NOT A FINAL NUMBER, BUT I DID NOT WANT TO PUT A NUMBER OUT THERE THAT WE MAY OR MAY NOT ACHIEVE.

BUT AGAIN, WE ARE WORKING WITH THE BUDGET OFFICE TO FIND ADDITIONAL REVENUES, BUT AT THIS TIME WE'RE PROJECTING TO HAVE ABOUT $7 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR .

AND AGAIN, PLEASE NOTE THE FOOTNOTE THAT THE INDIE BALANCE FOR FYI 21 REFLECTS A 10% RESERVE AND THAT EDD IS WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE BUDGET OFFICE.

THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY TEAM THAT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED WITH THE CITY, UH, TO FIND ADDITIONAL REVENUES FOR FYI 21 AND WE HOME OUT.

YES.

SORRY TO INTERRUPT.

I'M HEARING THAT THE SLIDES ARE NOT VIEWABLE BY THE PUBLIC WATCHING, IS THAT CORRECT? MAYBE SOMEONE FROM THE CLERK'S OFFICE COULD ADVICE OKAY.

UNFORTUNATELY, UM, WE CAN'T DISPLAY THE, UM, PRESENTATION TO THE PUBLIC, OTHERWISE YOUR SCREEN IS LOST.

THOSE ARE LIMITATIONS OF THESE MEETINGS.

WE CAN, UH, WE CAN HAVE THIS AVAILABLE, UH, ON , UH, THE ARTS COMMISSION WEBSITE AFTER THE MEETING AS A, AS A POWERPOINT.

AS AN AS A DOCUMENT AGAIN.

YES.

THANK YOU MEGAN.

I'M SORRY, I DID NOT SEE SOMEONE JUMP IN.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE ANYBODY WATCHING.

WELL, WE'LL MAKE THIS AVAILABLE AFTER THE MEETING.

RIGHT.

AND AGAIN, I WANT TO CAUTION EVERYBODY.

THIS IS STILL A WORKING DOCUMENT.

THE DECISION HAS NOT BEEN FINALIZED.

WE RECOGNIZED THAT THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY IS IMPORTANT TO AUSTIN.

THE BUDGET OFFICE RECOGNIZES THIS BACK AS WELL AS COUNCIL.

SO I ALONG WITH LEADERSHIP, MEGAN

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HAVE BEEN IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH THE BUDGET OFFICE SINCE THE CANCELLATION OF SOUTH BY AND WE ARE ACTIVELY TRYING TO PURSUE ADDITIONAL REVENUE.

NOW I KNOW THERE WAS A COMMENT ABOUT THE CARES ACT FUNDS.

I WILL BE BRINGING UH, MORE INFORMATION TO THAT AS WE GET DOWN INTO THE AGENDA.

BUT AGAIN, THIS IS WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

WE ARE WORKING DILIGENTLY TO FIND ADDITIONAL REVENUES, BUT I JUST WANT TO PUT THIS INFORMATION OUT THERE.

THE BUDGET OFFICE HAS REVIEWED IT SO I WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT THE COMMISSION MAY HAVE.

SO STILL NO HERE, THIS IS UM, SO WHEN, SO SORRY, THEY'VE ALLOWED US TO GO NEGATIVE FOR THIS YEAR.

PROBABLY HOLD THAT NEGATIVE BALANCE.

IT HAS TO BE CLEARED OFF BY AND AGAIN, I APOLOGIZE BY NEXT YEAR, RIGHT? YOU CAN ONLY HAVE A ONE YEAR TO CLEAR AND AGAIN, WE'RE STILL DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF NEGATIVITY THAT WE WOULD THEN CARRY FORWARD THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO PAY BACK.

YES.

RIGHT NOW THAT IS AN ESTIMATE.

WE ARE, IT IS ESTIMATED THAT BY SEPTEMBER 30TH, WE WILL BRING IN EIGHT POINT $2 MILLION IN HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX FOR THE CULTURAL ARTS FUND.

BUT AS YOU ARE AWARE, TRAVEL IS DOWN OR TO OCCUPANCY IS DOWN.

AND SO THAT NUMBER IS AN ESTIMATE.

AND WE, UH, I LOOK AT REPORTS MONTHLY, UH, AS OF LAST NIGHT, WE HAD BROUGHT IN THROUGH YESTERDAY $7 MILLION.

AND SO WE STILL HAVE THREE MONTHS TO GO.

AND SO AGAIN, I JUST WANT TO CAUTION YOU ALL CORRECT.

THAT IS JUST AN ESTIMATE.

SO THEN WE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE THE NEGATIVE BALANCE OUT OF THAT FIRST THEN SET ASIDE THE MANDATED RESERVE.

THEN ALSO, DEPENDING UPON WHAT THE ARTS COMMISSION WOULD WANT TO DO, SET ASIDE THE ADDITIONAL RESERVE.

CORRECT.

I MEAN THAT WOULD BE UP TO, YOU KNOW, I DOUBT THAT WE WOULD DO THAT, BUT THAT WOULD BE THE WILL OF THE COMMISSION AND THEN IT WOULD BE WHAT WOULD BE LEFT OVER TO BE DISPERSED.

SO I MEAN THERE'S A LOT OF FINGERS IN AN ALREADY SHRUNK PIE THAT WOULD BE COMING FORWARD.

CORRECT.

AND AGAIN, THESE NUMBERS ARE BECOME LUMINARY BASED ON OUR CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR ECONOMISTS, WITH THE CONVENTION CENTER, WITH OUR BUDGET OFFICER.

AND AGAIN, WE ARE, WHEN I SAY WE, WE DEFINITELY UNDERSTAND THE PRESSURE AND THE PRESSURE TO KNOW ANSWERS WAY IN ADVANCE.

BUT AS OF TODAY, THIS IS THE BEST THAT WE CAN PROVIDE.

I'VE HEARD THAT PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW, BUT WE'RE IN SUCH UNPRECEDENTED TIMES.

THIS IS JUST DATA.

YOU GET IT.

I JUST WANT TO, FOR THE PUBLIC JUST TO KNOW, WE CAN ONLY DO WHAT WE CAN DO, BUT YOU ALL ARE WORKING VERY HARD.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YEAH, NO PROBLEM.

YES, YES, YES.

I HAVE A QUESTION.

SO THE UH, WHEN THEY MEET YOU FEEL THAT WHOLE, THE NEGATIVE POLE WE USE OUT OF FUNDING, YOU KNOW, UM, OR HAVE, HAS, IT HAS TO BE THE HUB TO, YOU KNOW, TO FEEL THAT NEGATIVE BALANCE, RIGHT? SO YOU CANNOT SUPPLANT HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX WITH CARES, BUT WHAT NEW PROGRAMS COULD BE DEVELOPED AND I'LL ADDRESS THAT, UM, WHEN WE GET DOWN INTO THE AGENDA, BECAUSE COUNCIL HAS APPROVED AT LEAST ONE ITEM AROUND THE ARTS AND CULTURE.

AND SO I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE LATER, BUT YOU CANNOT SUPPLANT, UM, THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX, BUT YOU COULD DEVELOP NEW PROGRAMS. AND SO I'LL ADDRESS THAT WHEN WE GET DOWN IN TO THE AGENDA.

COMMISSIONER FLORES AND COMMISSIONER FANTE YEAH.

UH, OH.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YOU'RE GOOD NOW IT'S STILL SAYING I NEEDED THAT.

OKAY.

MAYBE

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I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO READ THIS CHART, BUT WHEN YOU READ THE LINE AS FAR AS WE HAD OUR, OUR WORKING GROUP MEETING LAST WEEK AND THE TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS, IT WAS 9.3 MILLION THAT YOU SAID EARLIER ON THE TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS.

AND FROM THAT AMOUNT YOU BACKTRACK THE RESERVES AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

SO LEAVING US RIGHT NOW, AND I UNDERSTAND THIS IS ALL IN FLUX BECAUSE YOU'RE STILL HAVE THREE MORE MONTHS, ET CETERA.

UH, THE ESTIMATE CURRENTLY IS 6.835, UH, MILLION FOR POSSIBLE CULTURAL ARTS FUNDING THROUGH THE HOT TECH PROGRAM.

IS THAT CORRECT? IT'S POSSIBLE AS OF TODAY.

AGAIN, YES.

CLOSE TO 7 MILLION BASICALLY.

YES.

BUT I DON'T, UH, NOW WITH THAT, SO IS THAT THE TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS AT 9.32963, FOUR NUMBER THE ONE YOU BACK OUT ALL THE REST.

AND SO OUR TOTAL REQUIREMENTS AS WHAT TOTAL PRO PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE, WHAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO UH, GIVE OUT IF IT WERE HAPPENING TODAY.

I UNDERSTAND, UH, I JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW TO READ THE COLUMNS.

IS THAT IT? AND WAIT FIVE, SIX, 4 MILLION FROM THAT AS WELL.

SO LEAVING IT MORE LIKE I HAVE NOW SEVEN.

SO THE SEVEN THAT WERE SHOWING, AND AGAIN TODAY I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE CLEAR.

EVEN IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET WHEN COUNCIL GOES TO SAY YES, IT'S AN ESTIMATE BECAUSE WE ALL LEAD TRANSFER ACTUAL, SO WE'RE SAYING 9.3, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE AMOUNT THAT'S TRANSFERRED IN THAT FUND IS ONLY ACTUAL.

SO AGAIN, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE ECONOMY, HOWARD IS GOING TO BOUNCE BACK, HOW PEOPLE ARE GOING TO TRAVEL.

UM, WHAT REVENUES WILL LOOK LIKE.

IT IS TRULY AN ESTIMATE.

AND THAT NUMBER, JUST LIKE IN THE CURRENT YEAR, WE THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO GET 11.8 WE THINK WE'RE GOING TO GET 8.2 BUT AS OF LAST NIGHT THERE'S ONLY 7 MILLION.

SO THESE NUMBERS ARE JUST SO AS TODAY, SAY WE WENT TO COUNCIL TODAY AND WE DID EVERYTHING WE WOULD BE WORKING WITH 7 MILLION.

YEAH.

I GUESS IS IT TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS MINUS BEGINNING BALANCE, WHICH IS A NEGATIVE WOULD GET, IS THAT WHAT GIVES YOU THE 6.8 YES.

SO YOU'RE NEGATIVE 1.5 UH, AGAINST FROM 9.3 AND THEN TAKE OUT YOUR 10% AND THEN IT GIVES YOU THIS, DOES THAT GIVE YOU THE 6.8 YES.

OKAY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M FOLLOWING AND I KNOW YOU GUYS THINK I KEEP SAYING, BUT I JUST WANT TO CAUTION THIS NUMBER IS AN ESTIMATE AND WE RECOGNIZE THAT, UM, AGAIN, WE'VE BEEN CONVEYING TO THE BUDGET OFFICE, WE NEED TO KEEP THE FUND WHOLE.

AND SO, UM, THAT HAS BEEN OUR MESSAGE SINCE CANCELLATION.

UH, AND WE'RE WORKING ON IT.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

NO PROBLEM.

UM, SO I THINK I SPEAK FOR EVERY SINGLE ARTS ORGANIZATION IN AUSTIN.

UM, WHEN I ASK, UH, IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME TO USE THE 10% SET ASIDE, IS THIS NOT NOW THE TIME? I MEAN, WHY ARE WE SETTING A PORTION OF OUR BUDGET ASIDE IF WE'RE USING IT WHEN THERE IS A GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND WE'RE TELLING ARTS ORGANIZATIONS THAT THEY ARE GOING TO LOSE 40 TO 70% OF THEIR FUNDING.

I JUST CAN'T, I CAN'T FATHOM HOW TO EXPLAIN THAT TO ANY SINGLE ARTS ORGANIZATION AND TALENT THAT THEY CAN'T, THAT WE CAN'T TAP INTO THAT 10%.

WE'RE SETTING ASIDE, AND AGAIN, WHEN IT COMES TO THE ARTS COMMISSION VOTE, JUST AS YOU HAVE DONE IN PREVIOUS YEARS, YOU CAN SAY, WE WANT TO USE THE 10% RESERVE.

WE ALWAYS PRESENTED TO YOU AND THE WORKING GROUP AS THIS IS HOW WE HAVE TYPICALLY DONE.

BUT THEN THE WORKING GROUP WILL GET TOGETHER AND SAY, NO, WE WANT TO USE THE CHANDLER.

WE WANT TO USE EVERYTHING BUT UNDERSTAND THAT IF WE USE EVERYTHING AND THAT NUMBER DOESN'T COME IN AT 9.3, WE'RE IN THE HOLE AGAIN.

SO YOU'RE RIGHT, COMMISSIONER FANTA IS WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS TOTALLY RIGHT.

IT'S GOING TO BE UP TO THE COMMISSION TO SAY WE WANT TO USE EVERYTHING KNOWING THAT WE'RE STILL IN A PLACE TO WHERE WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT TRAVEL AND HOTEL, BUT NO, THAT IS YOUR, YOU HAVE THAT RIGHT.

I JUST PRESENT THIS AS A STANDARD THAT HAS HAPPENED ACROSS THE BOARD FOR YEARS.

BUT THE COMMISSION COULD SAY RIGHT

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NOW WORKING GROUP USE EVERYTHING.

SORRY TO JUMP IN.

THAT IS ACTUALLY A COUNCIL REQUIREMENT, CORRECT? YEAH.

SO COUNCIL WOULD HAVE TO VOTE TO WAIVE THE, THE 10% RESERVE.

WELL THEY COULD DO THAT WHEN WE TURN OVER OUR BUDGET.

RIGHT.

WE COULD SHOW OUR BUDGET AND SAY WE'RE USING OUR 10% BUDGET AND THEN THEY WOULD APPROVE THE BUDGET.

YEAH.

YOU COULD MAKE IT PART OF YOUR RECOMMENDATION FOR THEM TO CONSIDER.

YES.

I GUARANTEE EVERYONE, EVERYONE ON THE COMMISSION, I GUARANTEE YOU I WILL BE PUTTING FORTH THAT PROPOSAL.

SO GET READY TO VOTE FOR IT BECAUSE I WILL NOT BE ALLOWING THAT TO AT LEAST NOT COME TO A VOTE.

NOT A PROBLEM.

THAT IS BEST THE COMMISSION'S DESIRE.

YEAH.

AND SO SORRY TO JUMP IN ONE MORE TIME.

UM, YOU WERE SAYING THOUGH, HOWEVER, IF, IF WE DON'T USE IT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FISCAL YEAR, IT W IF, IF OUR ESTIMATE COMES IN MMM LOWER THAN WHAT WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE, THEN WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MEET OUR CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS.

SO THIS YEAR, OR FYI 20 I'M TALKING ABOUT NOW AND FYI 20, LET ME REPEAT IT.

SO THE PUBLIC IS CRYSTAL CLEAR.

FYI, 20 CONTRACTS WILL BE PAID IN FOUR.

IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR GUIDELINES AND SUBMIT EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED, 20 FYI, 20 CONTRACTS ARE BEING HELD HARMLESS, YOU WILL GET PAID AND NO PROBLEM.

NOT AT ALL.

I'LL REPEAT IT AGAIN.

SO I THINK THAT'S, I THINK THAT'S CLEAR.

OKAY.

SO WE'RE TALKING, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WHAT WOULD BE PUT FORWARD AS A RECOMMENDATION FOR FUNDING TO COUNCIL.

YES.

SO TYPICALLY THE ARTS COMMISSION MAKES A RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL AT THERE THIS YEAR.

I THINK IT WILL BE THEIR JUNE MEETING.

SO THE WORKING GROUP WILL MEET, THEY'LL MAKE A RECOMMENDATION AND THAT RECOMMENDATION COULD INCLUDE USING THE 10% RESERVE AS WELL AS THE 5% OF THE ARTS COMMISSION HAS IN PAST PREVIOUS YEARS.

ALSO PUT INTO PLAY.

THAT IS SORT OF JUST, YEAH, BUT I'M JUST SAYING IF THAT 10% IS USED IN THE, IN THE FUNDING FORMULA UPFRONT AND WE DO NOT GET IN THE AMOUNT THAT WE THINK WE WILL GET IN, IT WILL PUT US IN THE NEGATIVE.

AGAIN, THAT IS, AND JUST SAYING THAT AS A, AS A, I'M JUST, I'M NOT SAYING THAT AS A, YOU KNOW, I'M JUST PUTTING IT THAT'S, THAT'S KIND OF HOW THOSE NUMBERS WORK.

YES.

AND THEN JUST TO UNDERSTAND ANOTHER SLICE OF PAR THAT NEEDS TO BE PAID BACK.

YEAH.

AGAIN, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

COMMISSIONER FLORES, I JUST WANT TO HAVE A CLARIFICATION.

YES.

THE 10% THE ONLY REASON WE HAVE, OR DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER MONEY.

SO BY THE END OF THE YEAR, IF WE CANNOT FULFILL ALL OF OUR OBLIGATION, WE DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER POTS OF MONEY THAT WE CAN, WE CAN MEET THOSE NEEDS.

I LOCATED, HELLO, ARE YOU TALKING, I MEAN SO OKAY.

FOR INSTANCE WE HAVE PROBES, WHATEVER MONEY AND WE USE UP THE 10% AND THEN UH, WHEN THESE FIND OURSELVES IN A HOLE THAT THERE'S SOME OBLIGATION THAT WE CANNOT FULFILL THAT WILL BE NO MONEY TO DRAW FROM AND TO MEET, YOU KNOW, TO FILL THAT HOLE.

THEN WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CONTRACTORS, WE WILL STILL KEEP THEM WHOLE.

WE WOULD HAVE ENTERED INTO A LEGAL AGREEMENT AND SO WE WILL DO, JUST LIKE WE HAVE DONE IN THE CURRENT YEAR, IT IS PROJECTED TO THIS YEAR WE WILL STILL BE IN THE NEGATIVE BUT WE'RE GOING TO KEEP EVERY CONTRACT WHOLE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YEAH, WELL I'M, I I'M AFRAID MY QUESTION MIGHT JUST COMPLICATE IT AND HARD CAUSE WE'RE ALL, WE ARE IN THE NEGATIVE RIGHT NOW AND THAT INCLUDES AND PRESENT IN THE 5% CORRECT.

WE'VE USED EVERYTHING ALREADY 1.5 IN THE HOLE AND BUT WE ARE KEEPING THE CONTRACT, I MEAN WE'RE GOING TO PAY THE 2020 2020 CONTRACTS.

THAT'S CORRECT.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE IN THAT NEGATIVE.

SO IF WE DO THE SAME FOR NEXT YEAR, WE'LL JUST START FOLLOWING YOU WITH 10% PLUS THE 5%.

I THINK IN THE PAST THERE'S PRECEDENT THAT WE USE WAY OUR 5% THAT WE WERE, UH, THAT WE, UH, PUT ON TOP OF THE 10 AND PAY THE 10% LAST AS WELL.

OR DID WE REMAIN, KEEP THAT NOT FOR 2020.

I DON'T REMEMBER.

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NOW WE CLAN, WE PLAN, WE PLAN TO HAVE 2%, BUT WE WERE USING IT, WE'RE GOING TO BE USING EVERYTHING AVAILABLE.

SO WE'RE USING OUR RESERVES TO MAKE THOSE 2020 CONTRACTS.

SO BASICALLY, REALLY, OKAY.

I WILL, I'LL BEAT A DEAD HORSE A LITTLE, YOU KNOW, I CAN, I KNOW IT, I, AND I KNOW, TRUST ME EVERY DAY I'M TALKING ARE THEY BETTER NUMBERS.

UM, AND WE DO KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING OUR ARTS COMMUNITY WHOLE AND WE ARE WORKING, WE'RE WORKING ON IT.

SO YEAH.

BUT I WILL ALSO BRIEF YOU ON THINGS COMING THROUGH THAT CAN ALSO HELP, UH, LATER ON ON THE AGENDA.

THANK YOU.

NO PROBLEM.

UM, SO WE'LL MOVE ON TO, UH, STAFF BRIEFINGS TO CULTURAL FUNDING UPDATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 21.

UM, BUT I JUST WANTED TO REMIND EVERYONE, LETS US STAY MUTED AND BECAUSE THIS IS A RECORDED, UM, MEETING, IT'D BE EASIER TO LISTEN IF WE'RE SPEAKING ONE AT A TIME.

SO LET'S WAIT UNTIL CALLED UPON TO SPEAK.

UH, MEGAN.

HI COMMISSIONERS.

IT'S MEGAN WELLS, CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION MANAGER AND GOOD TO SEE Y'ALL.

I DON'T HAVE MUCH OF AN UPDATE JUST YET ON THE CULTURAL FUNDING REVIEW PROCESS OTHER THAN I'VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH MGA PARK MG, OUR PARTNERS, MARTY RACE IN OUR TEAM AND THEY'RE PLANNING TO PROCEED.

UH, LAST WE SPOKE, I BELIEVE THE, UM, I SHARED INFORMATION THAT HER CONTRACT WAS RENEWED AND EXTENDED AND THAT THE IDEA WAS, UH, BEFORE, YOU KNOW, WE WERE SORT OF, UH, PUT IN THIS STAY AT HOME ORDER.

WE WERE PLANNING TO ENGAGE OUR STAKEHOLDERS IN THE LIVE MUSIC COMMUNITY AND IN THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMUNITY SO THAT WE COULD PROCEED WITH A CONSISTENT REVIEW ACROSS ALL EDD ADMINISTERED HOT FUNDS, HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX TOGETHER.

THAT IS STILL THE PLAN.

HOWEVER, WE HAVE HAD TO PUT A FEW MORE PROJECTS AHEAD OF THOSE ON OUR, ON OUR PRIORITY LIST DUE TO THE URGENCY OF UTILIZING SOME ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDING FOR, UM, RELIEF PROGRAMS THAT HAS TO BE SPENT BY DECEMBER.

UM, AND SO I JUST WANT, WE'RE BALANCING KIND OF DEMANDS ON OUR TIME RIGHT NOW, BUT I HOPE TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAILED RUNWAY FOR YOU ALL AT THE NEXT ABOUT HOW THAT PROCESS IS GOING TO PROCEED.

WE ARE STILL PLANNING TO BRING BACK RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OUR CONSULTANTS AND FROM OUR STAKEHOLDER INPUT TO YOU ALL TO START VETTING AND GETTING FEEDBACK ON RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO.

UM, WE WILL BE ROLLING THOSE OUT AS, AS YOU MAY RECALL, WE'RE IN PHASE FOUR AND PHASE FIVE OF OUR PROCESS.

PHASE FOUR IS LOOKING AT DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS, VETTING THOSE, AND IT'S AN ITERATIVE PROCESS SO THAT WE WILL HEAR FEEDBACK AND USE THOSE TO CRAFT, UH, RECOMMENDATIONS, UH, THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM SCOPE.

AND THEN A PHASE FIVE IS OUR FINAL WRAP UP WHERE WE WILL PRESENT RECOMMENDATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN VETTED FROM THE COMMUNITY, FROM COMMISSIONS, FROM STAKEHOLDERS, STAFF, UH, TO OUR, UH, COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES AND GET SOME ADDITIONAL CONVERSATION AT THAT LEVEL.

SO I WILL HAVE A MORE ROUNDED PICTURE OF KIND OF HOW OUR STAKEHOLDER PROCESS WILL PROCEED BY OUR NEXT MEETING.

IF ANYONE HAS QUESTIONS OR WANTS TO, UM, YOU KNOW, FOLLOW UP WITH ME, I'M AVAILABLE TO TALK AT ANY TIME.

UM, WE ARE ALSO PROCEEDING WHAT THEY SCOPE OF WORK, UM, THAT IS ALIGNED WITH THIS, UH, PROCESS THAT WE'LL LOOK AT OUR INTERNAL BUREAUCRATIC ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES WITH OTHER PARTNERS SUCH AS OUR RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, OUR VENDOR SYSTEM, UM, UH, HATE OR OUR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE STAFF, FINANCE TEAM.

UM, SO THAT WE CAN ALSO BE LOOKING AT SORT OF THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF HOW WE GET MONEY OUT THE DOOR AND HOW OUR PROCESS WORKS AS FAR AS THE USER EXPERIENCE.

SO THAT IS PROCEEDING AS WELL.

UM, THAT'S ALL I HAVE RIGHT NOW.

ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU, MEGAN.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

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ALL RIGHT.

NEXT IS A VISIT AUSTIN MARKETING PARTNERSHIP BY PEGGY .

HI EVERYONE.

UM, SO THESE WERE THE VISIT AUSTIN SLIDES.

UM, I'M GONNA START WITH SLIDE ONE.

OKAY.

WE NEED TO GET A CITY HALL V TO PUT THE PRESENTATION THREE BE ON SCREEN.

JUST GIVE ME ONE MINUTE.

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AND AS HE WAS DOING THAT, PEGGY, JUST TO REMIND HER, LET THEM KNOW WHEN TO GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

OH YEAH, DEFINITELY.

EVERYONE'S WAVING AT YOU, CAN'T YOU SEE THEM? UM, AND THEN THERE'S A LAG WITH THE VIDEO.

SO I OF WATCH THE DAY ONLINE CAUSE IT'S BEHIND WHERE WE ARE IN TIME.

UH, SO, UM, I WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE TEAM AND VISIT AUSTIN, WHICH IS ACTUALLY THE REBRAND OF AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER AND VISITORS BUREAU TO GET THEIR EXISTING SITE, WHICH IS AUSTIN, TEXAS.ORG IS THAT CULTURAL ARTS DIVISIONS MEANS I'M GOING TO PRESENT THE NINE FLIGHTS AND I WILL TAKE SOME QUESTIONS AT THE END IF THERE ARE ANY.

VISIT AUSTIN IS THE POWERFUL NEW SITE THAT WE'RE USING TO HELP CULTURAL CONTRACTORS GAIN BEST EXPOSURE TO TOURISTS COMING INTO AUSTIN.

AND NOW TO HELP KEEP THE LOCAL CONTRACTORS, COMPANIES AND EVENTS TOP OF MIND FOR FUTURE TOURISTS.

WE LAUNCHED THIS TOOL FOR OUR CULTURAL CONTRACTORS IN THE LAST WEEK OF FEBRUARY BY USING VISIT AUSTIN CULTURAL CONTRACTORS HAVE AN EXPONENTIAL REACH TO THE TOURISTS COMING INTO AUSTIN.

VISIT AUSTIN AS THE NUMBER ONE SITE USED BY TOURISTS AND FOR PLANNING VISITS AND ALSO FOR JUST USING WHILE THEY'RE HERE IN TOWN VISIT AUSTIN HAS 2.9 MILLION VISITORS ANNUALLY AND 8.2 MILLION PAGES.

THE SITE IS BOTH WEB AND MOBILE FRIENDLY AND ALLOWS VISITORS.

SHE USED THE INFO IN ADVANCE OF THE TRIP AS WELL AS GEO LOCATE TO NEARBY EVENTS SO I HAD TO OUR VISIT AUSTIN ADVERTISING PACKAGE INCLUDED A CUSTOM CONTENT PAGE.

THIS PAGE HIGHLIGHTS UPCOMING EVENTS AND THEY AUSTIN CULTURAL ARTS COMMUNITY POSTED BY OUR CONTRACTORS.

IT ALSO INCLUDES ART AND PUBLIC PLACES, UNESCO FACES OF BOSTON AND PEOPLE'S GALLERY LIKE THREE.

OUR ADVERTISING PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDED BANNER ADS, PRINT AND DIGITAL ADS IN THE AUSTIN INSIDER GUIDE AS WELL AS USER GENERATED CONTENT ON THE CAROUSEL AT THE TOP.

THAT PULLS CONTENT DIRECTLY FROM SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS HAPPENING IN REAL TIME AT THOSE EVENTS.

SLIDE FOUR HERE ARE THE PERFORMANCE METRICS ON OUR VISIT AUSTIN AD PRESENCE THROUGH APRIL 1ST HAVING THESE PERFORMANCE METRICS AVAILABLE TO STAFF IS IN ITSELF A HUGE VALUE ADD AND A BENEFIT TO US.

KNOW HOW MUCH BETTER OUR OWN CLICK THROUGH RATE IS COMPARED TO THE NATIONAL CLICK THROUGH RATE AVERAGE, WHICH IS 0.08% I'M GOING TO JUST KIND OF LOOK THROUGH THAT A LITTLE BIT.

SLIDE FIVE .

WE GOT THIS FEEDBACK FROM THE VISIT AUSTIN DEVELOPMENT TEAMS THAT OUR EMAIL CAMPAIGN WAS ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMING CAMPAIGNS THAT THEY HAD EVER SEEN TO THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE.

THE AVERAGE CLICK PERFORMANCE FOR THEM IS AROUND 0.36% AND THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS 0.08% FOR PEOPLE THAT AREN'T FAMILIAR WITH THAT IMPRESSIONS, ARE THERE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY SEE YOUR AD, YOUR MARKETING MATERIALS? FOR EXAMPLE, AN ONLINE AD CAN BE TRACKED BY THE NUMBER OF TIMES AN AD IS DISPLAYED ON SCREEN TO A PERSON.

SLIDE FIVE I'M SORRY, SLIDE SIX SO HERE'S THE PERFORMANCE METRIC.

CLARK FEBRUARY EMAIL.

AGAIN, THE NATIONAL AVERAGE CLICK THROUGH RATE IS 2.62% OURS WAS 16 POINT 52% THAT'S LIKE A HUGE US AND HUGE TRIGGERS IT BOSTON TRIED SEVEN COVERED 19 CREATED SOME NEW CHALLENGES FOR CULTURAL CONTRACTORS AS NEARLY ALL CONTRACTED EVENTS OR IN PERSON EVENT.

AS SOON AS WE HAD TO GO AHEAD FROM LAW TO PROCEED WITH THE FISCAL YEAR 20 AMENDMENTS TO THE LAW THAT INCLUDED A WAIVER ALLOWING CONTRACTORS TO REPLACE IN PERSON EVENTS WITH LIVESTREAM EVENTS.

VISIT AUSTIN STAFF WAS RIGHT THERE TO HELP US PROMOTE THOSE EVENTS AND WAS ALSO RESPONSIVE IN ALLOWING CONTRACTORS TO CHANGE EVENTS TO THE POSTPONE STATUS OR TO CHANGE DATES OF PUBLIC EVENTS INTO THE FUTURE.

EVEN THEIR FRONT PAGE PIVOTED TO SUPPORT THE COVERED 19 ORDERS FOR THE CITY, RIGHT EIGHT

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DATA.

WE HAVE ACCESS TO DATA THAT WE HAVE NEVER HAD SO READILY AVAILABLE TO US IN THE PAST.

THIS IS A SCREENSHOT THAT SHOWS A TYPICAL DATA POOL DOING NAME OF ORG EVENT CATEGORY AND DISTRICT NUMBER AND THAT THEY ARE A CULTURAL CONTRACTOR.

OUR CONTRACTORS HAVE THEIR OWN LEAK, ENTER THEIR EVENTS SO THAT WE CAPTURE ALL OF THE STATUS.

SLIDE NINE, THE STREAMING FOCUS IS THREADED THROUGHOUT THEIR SITE AND CONTAINED A CALL OUT TO TIP MUSICIANS AND TO DONATE ARTISTS DIRECTLY.

WE FELT VERY SUPPORTIVE, BUT IT, THERE'S AN AUSTIN STAFF THROUGHOUT OUR WORK TOGETHER TO BRING THIS TOOL TO OUR CULTURAL CONTRACTORS.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THIS TO YOU.

THANK YOU PEGGY OR COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSION COMMISSIONERS.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO STAFF AND I'M TAKING THIS AS FAR AS WE'VE GOTTEN.

THESE ARE REALLY AMAZING METRICS.

PEGGY, THE PAGE THAT YOU SHOWED US THAT HAD, UM, THE METRICS FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CULTURAL CONTRACTORS, DO WE HAVE ACCESS TO THAT AT ANY TIME OR DO WE HAVE TO REQUEST THAT INFORMATION FROM VISIT AUSTIN? YOU WOULD NEED TO PUT YOUR REQUEST THROUGH YOUR LIAISON AND MARIE MCCASKILL AND WE CAN PROVIDE THAT PROBABLY WITHIN, I WOULD WANT TO GIVE VISIT AUSTIN A. LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO PULL IT.

IT WOULDN'T BE INSTANTANEOUS, BUT, UH, I'M GOING TO BE PULLING THESE REPORTS ONCE A MONTH.

OKAY.

THAT, THAT WAS MY QUESTION IS HOW READILY, HOW EASY IS IT TO ACCESS? IS IT THROUGH A CHAIN OF COMMANDS OR DO WE HAVE LIKE A DASHBOARD THAT ALLOWS US TO ACCESS THESE METRICS? UM, I'M VERY EXCITED AND ECSTATIC TO HEAR THAT THE CULTURAL ARTS NEWSLETTER, YOU KNOW, HAD THE, NOT JUST GREAT RESPONSE BUT THE MOST RESPONSE.

I THINK THAT THIS HAS BEEN TO BE A REALLY PRODUCTIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH VISIT AUSTIN.

YEAH, A DASHBOARD IS A GREAT IDEA AND I'LL DEFINITELY RUN THAT PAST TO VISIT AUSTIN TEAM AND SEE WHAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE.

UM, I WILL ALSO MENTION THAT WHEN WE'RE FINALLY DONE WITH COACH 19, UM, EVERYBODY, OUR COMMISSIONERS AND RESIDENTS, TOURISTS WILL BE ABLE TO PULL UP, VISIT AUSTIN AT ANY, AT ANY TIME WITH THE APP ON THEIR PHONE AND LOCATE THEMSELVES TO LIKE WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND THEM.

RIGHT, RIGHT.

AT THAT MOMENT, LOOK INTO WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND.

AND I KNOW THAT'S BEEN SOMETHING THAT ARTS COMMISSIONERS HAVE REALLY WANTED TO BE ABLE TO KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THEIR DISTRICT AT ANY GIVEN TIME AND VISIT AUSTIN.

FINALLY, WE'LL BE ABLE TO GIVE US THAT TYPE OF A TOOL, UM, JUST BY USING THE REGULAR APP THAT EVERYONE ELSE DOES.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? NO.

UH, I, I HAVE A COUPLE OF PEGGY.

UM, YOU MENTIONED GEO LOCATING AND I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD JUST EXPAND ON THAT A LITTLE BIT, WHAT THAT MEANS, RIGHT.

SORRY FOR THE WORDS.

UM, YEAH, SO GEO LOCATING IS, UM, WHAT YOU DO AND YOU USE LIKE A TOOL, LIKE WAYS OR GOOGLE MAPS.

SO LET'S SAY I'M STANDING IN FRONT OF THE LIBRARY CENTRAL LIBRARY AND I WANTED TO DISCOVER LIKE AS, AS A TOURIST OR SOMEBODY THAT'S JUST LIVING HERE, LIKE WHAT KIND OF PUBLIC ART IS AROUND HERE.

AND SO, UM, WHEN YOU, WHEN YOU USE A TOOL LIKE THIS, SHE'LL BE ABLE TO KIND OF PULL UP, UM, LIKE, OH, I'M INTERESTED IN PUBLIC ART.

AND THEN THEY'LL HAPPEN UPON ALL OF THE PUBLIC ART.

THAT'S KIND OF IN THAT AREA.

OR MAYBE THEY'RE INTERESTED IN ONLY THEATER EVENTS OR MAYBE THEY'RE ONLY INTERESTED IN PARTICULAR CULTURAL EVENTS.

AND SO THEY'LL, YOU'RE ABLE TO SORT OF USE THE APP ONLINE TO PICK OUT THE THINGS THAT ARE OF INTEREST TO YOU, UM, AND THEN BE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THAT VERY MOMENT BY PULLING IT UP ON VISIT AUSTIN.

IT WORKS A LOT, LIKE DO FIVE, ONE, TWO WOULD WORK IF YOU WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT LIKE WHAT'S HAPPENING TONIGHT.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? ABSOLUTELY.

GREAT TOOL.

UM, AND THEN COULD, COULD YOU ALSO EXPAND A LITTLE BIT ON THE, I FORGOT EXACTLY WHAT THE TERM DO YOU USE BUT THE SOCIAL MEDIA A LIVE POLL LIKE, OH, THE CAROUSEL.

OKAY.

SO IT'S ACTUALLY UP ON SLIDE NUMBER.

UM, THREE AT THE VERY TOP THERE'S A USER GENERATED CONTENT CAROUSEL.

SO, UM, IT IS AN AGREEMENT THAT VISIT AUSTIN HAS

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THROUGH THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM TO BE ABLE TO, WHEN SOMEBODY TAGS LIKE MAYBE SOMETHING LIKE AUSTIN THEATER.

YEAH, I'M ON THEIR EVENT AND THEY DO A, A POLL FOR THAT PARTICULAR HASHTAG OR THEY HASHTAG, UM, THE VISIT AUSTIN HASHTAG, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE HOW TO GUIDES FOR OUR CULTURAL CONTRACTORS.

AND THAT WAY IF SOMEBODY SHOWS UP AT THAT EVENT AND THEY SHOOT A PHOTOGRAPH OF AN ACTOR ON STAGE, THEN THAT IMAGE CAN GO DIRECTLY UP TO THIS, THIS REVOLVING CAROUSEL.

SO YOU SEE LIKE THE FOUR COLORFUL IMAGES AT THE TOP OF SLIDE THREE, THOSE ARE USER GENERATED CONTENT.

SO VISIT AUSTIN DOESN'T HAVE TO CREATE CONTENT, THE STAFF DOESN'T HAVE TO CREATE CONTENT AND THE ORGANIZER DOESN'T HAVE TO PUSH CONTENT.

UM, IN A TRADITIONAL WAY.

THE CONTENT IS JUST PULLED SIMPLY BY USE OF A PARTICULAR HASHTAG.

EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU.

UM, DOESN'T LOOK LIKE WE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

SO PEGGY, THANK YOU FOR THAT PRESENTATION AND I HOPE THAT THERE'S BEEN MARKETING EFFORTS OUT IN THE COMMUNITY.

I HOPE THEY FIND THIS HELPFUL IN, IN MOVING FORWARD.

OKAY.

YEAH, I THINK IT'S BEEN REALLY INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THEY'VE PIVOTED TO WELL INTO THE STREAMING AND ALL OF OUR EVENTS THAT ARE STREAMED ON THAT ARE PART OF CULTURAL CONTRACTS.

IT'S A REQUIREMENT TO POST YOUR LIVE STREAM INFORMATION ON VISIT AUSTIN, WHICH IS GREAT BECAUSE THAT WAY OUR CULTURAL CONTRACTORS THAT ARE DOING LIVE STREAM EVENTS HAVE MORE THAN JUST IN-PERSON EYEBALLS.

THEY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO REACH INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES JUST BY PUTTING THEIR EVENT UP ON VISIT AUSTIN.

YEP.

YEAH.

THANK YOU, PEGGY.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE MOVING ON

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A NEW BUSINESS FOR A DISCUSSION.

ACTION ITEMS. YEAH.

UH, A ONE IS A PROOF OF THE FINAL DESIGN ARTISTS.

YEAH.

YES.

COMMISSIONER BARNS.

UM, I WOULD ACTUALLY LIKE TO MOVE THAT.

WE APPROVE ALL OF THAT AIPP ITEMS ON CONSENT.

SO THAT'S A MOTION FROM COMMISSIONER BARNES TO APPROVE ITEMS FOR A, FOR A TWO AND FOUR, A THREE ON CONSENT.

SECONDED BY POLGAR.

UH, ANY CONCERNS? NO.

ALL IN FAVOR? COMMISSIONER MOCK SAYS YES.

COMMISSIONER FANTE? YES.

YES.

COMMISSIONER BARNS? YES.

COMMISSIONER FLORES.

COMMISSIONER POLL.

GAR? YES.

COMMISSIONER ZISMAN.

COMMISSIONER GARZA SAYS YES.

COMMISSIONER KEATON.

YES.

AND SO WE PASSED THIS.

SO WE, THOSE ITEMS HAVE BEEN PASSED ON.

CONSENT.

THANK YOU.

UH, WE

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ARE MOVING ON TO OLD BUSINESS DISCUSSION AND ACTION CULTURAL FUNDING.

SO FIVE DISCUSSION.

POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE COBIT 19 UPDATES, WHICH WERE PRESENTATION BIKES.

SO NOVIA AND MEGAN .

THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS.

AS ON ELVIA HOLT, RAB, AGAIN, DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

ON MAY 7TH, THE COUNCIL APPROVED AN ITEM FROM COUNSEL CONCERNING USE OF THE CURES ACT FUNDS.

AND AS PART OF THIS ACTION, THEY APPROVE AN $18 MILLION ALLOCATION, $1 MILLION SET ASIDE FOR CHILDCARE, $1 MILLION, $2 MILLION SET ASIDE FOR THE CLEAR FUND, WHICH COULD BE USED FOR NONPROFITS AND SMALL BUSINESSES AND INCLUDED IN THE NONPROFITS COULD INCLUDE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS.

AND THEN THEY ALSO APPROVED A MILLION DOLLARS FOR PETE PERS PROTECTION EQUIPMENT, UM, FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AS WELL AS AN ANCHOR FUND OF $6 MILLION.

NOW WITHIN THIS ANCHOR FUND, THEY SPECIFICALLY STATED $1 MILLION FOR CULTURE, UM, FOR ARTS AND CULTURE.

SO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS FORMED AN INTERNAL TEAM THAT WE HAVE TAB THE CORE FOR WHO WILL BE BRINGING BACK GUIDELINES ON USE OF THESE FUNDS.

AND THESE FUNDS FOR THE ARTS AND CULTURE.

IT'S NOT FOR AN ACTIVITY OR ANY EVENT,

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BUT FUNDS TO HELP THE ORGANIZATION SUSTAIN AND DO BUSINESS.

AND SO, UM, THIS IS JUST THE FIRST OF MANY ACTIONS, UH, THAT WILL BE COMING FROM THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

WE'VE REQUESTED A SECOND ALLOCATION THAT COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON ON THIS THURSDAY AND WE HAVE REQUESTED FUNDS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY.

SO AGAIN, AS I MENTIONED, WE CANNOT SUPPLANT THE HOT FUNDS, BUT WE CAN DEVELOP NEW PROGRAMS AND THESE FUNDS WILL NOT BE FOR EVENTS BUT TO SUSTAIN ORGANIZATIONS.

SO AGAIN, ON MAY SEVEN COUNCIL APPROVED $18 MILLION, 10 MILLION FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND NONPROFITS, BUT THEN MORE SPECIFICALLY WITHIN THE ANCHOR FUND, $1 MILLION FOR ARTS AND CULTURE.

AND WE HAVE A TEAM THAT IS DEVELOPING GUIDELINES AROUND THE USE.

IN ADDITION ON THIS THURSDAY, COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER ANOTHER REQUEST THAT WE HAVE INCLUDED, THAT IT HAD BEEN ANY NEW WOULD ACTUALLY PRESENT TOMORROW DOING A WORK SESSION ON HOW, ON A RECOMMENDATION FOR SPENDING ALL OF THE COBIT FUNDS GIVEN THAT HEALTH AND SAFETY IS FIRST, AND THEN A RECOMMENDATION AROUND ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND WITH AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY, WE HAVEN'T ASKED AROUND ARTS AND CULTURE.

SO AGAIN, WE DO RECOGNIZE THAT THESE ARE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES, BUT THE CITY RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE AND HAVE PASSED THESE RESOLUTIONS.

SO AGAIN, $18 MILLION ALREADY PASSED.

WE'RE WORKING ON GUIDELINES TO TRY TO QUICKLY GET THOSE FUNDS OUT THE DOOR, AND THEN WE PLACED A SECOND REQUEST WITHIN THE PAST FOR THURSDAY.

SO ANY QUESTIONS? YES, MA'AM.

YES.

UH, OKAY, SO YOU GOT OUT OF THE 18 MILLION, UH, THE CLARIFIED IS 2 MILLION.

THAT INCLUDES NONPROFITS, SO SMALL BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS.

SO CONCEIVABLY, UH, ARTS ORGANIZATIONS AS NONPROFITS COULD MAYBE, UH, BE ELIGIBLE FOR SOME OF THAT FUNDING AS A SMALL BUSINESS.

YES.

NONPROFIT.

OKAY.

AND THEN 10 MILLION OR 2 MILLION? IT WAS 10.

10.

OH, OKAY, GREAT.

THEN THE 1 MILLION THAT'S SPECIFICALLY FROM THE ANCHOR FUND, 6 MILLION AGRA.

THAT IS DEFINITELY FOR ARTS AND CULTURE.

EXACTLY.

AGAIN FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY TYPE COMPENSATION FOR ANYTHING THAT THEY'VE BEEN SUFFERING BECAUSE OF THE CODE 19 ET CETERA.

AND THEN THE REQUESTED FUNDING.

ARE YOU ALLOWED TO SAY HOW MUCH YOU'RE REQUESTING FOR RIGHTS? NO.

YOU WOULD HAVE SAID YOU COULD PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ARE LEADING WITH EQUITY.

ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS ARE VETTED BY THE EQUITY OFFICE.

THEY JUST UH, REVIEWED THE MUSIC, UM, RELIEF FUND AND THEY WILL BE WORKING CLOSELY WITH US.

UH, THE RESOLUTION SPECIFICALLY SAID VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES A VULNERABLE.

SO WE WILL BE UM, TAKING A LENS TOWARDS THAT INEQUITY AND SO I WILL BRING YOU MORE INFORMATION, UM, AFTER THURSDAY IF IT'S APPROVED THEN WE WILL RELEASE THAT INFORMATION.

OKAY.

BECAUSE I DID HAVE A FOLLOW UP QUESTION CAUSE YOU DID MENTION MUSIC AND I READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE RED RIVER DISTRICT AND THE REQUESTS FOR FUNDS FOR THAT.

WELL THAT'S A SEPARATE TO REQUEST THE CITY PURCHASED THAT.

BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE, AND I APPRECIATE THAT AND THANKS STAFF AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR INCLUDING ARTS AND CULTURE AND MAKING AN ADDITIONAL ASK FOR THAT BECAUSE I THINK, UH, YOU KNOW, AS YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY'S SUFFERING, BUT ESPECIALLY OUR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS HAD ALREADY BEEN HIT BY THE BOOM IN AUSTIN.

UH, AND NOW THEY'RE GETTING HIT BY THE BUS.

SO I MEAN, THEY'VE BEEN CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE BY TWO THINGS.

ONE, THEY'VE BEEN DISPLACED BECAUSE OF THE COST OF BEING ABLE TO AFFORD THEIR SPACES.

UH, AND THEN NOW BECAUSE THEY'RE LOSING BUSINESS BECAUSE THEY, THEY CAN'T STAY OPEN.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND ANY, ANY ADDITIONAL FUNDS THAT CAN BE, UM, YOU KNOW, ASK FOR AND PROVIDE AND THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE SEPARATE PROGRAMMING OR SEPARATE PROGRAMS FOR, UH, FOR THIS MONEY TO BE USED OR THERE'S NOT ANY MONEY BACK LOSS AND HOT ZONES.

CORRECT.

RIGHT.

YOU CAN NOT SUPPLANT HOT BUTTONS.

AND I'LL JUST GIVE YOU SOME, UH, OTHER, UH, DESIGNATION IN

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THAT ANCHOR FUND THAT WAS APPROVED ON MAY 7TH.

SO NONPROFIT THAT FOCUSES ON HOW THE HUMAN SERVICES NONPROFITS THAT FOCUS ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, UM, THOSE THAT FOCUS ON EDUCATION.

AND THEN ANOTHER LINE ITEM SPECIFICALLY FOR ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS.

AND I CAN HAVE AN A RECENT OUT THE LINK, UM, BECAUSE EACH OUTLINE ITEM HAD A SPECIFIC DOLLAR AMOUNT.

OH, OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE RIGHT NOW ON UPDATED CODE BARNS.

UM, SO, SO NOW, UM, I DON'T KNOW ALL OF THE INS AND OUTS OF CARE ACT AND YOU KNOW, PHASE ONE AND PHASE TWO AND ALL OF THAT.

UM, I PROBABLY JUST HAVE HEARD ENOUGH TO SOUND STUPID, BUT UM, WILL THERE BE, ARE, SO IS THE CITY THE, OKAY, THE OWNER OF THIS AND THEN THEY'RE SUB GRANTING THESE OUT TO ORGANIZATIONS OR, SO WILL SOMEBODY BE HELPING THE ORGANIZATION SORT OF NAVIGATE ALL OF THE FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS OF THIS WHEN IT COMES TIME TO REPORT ON THESE FUNDS AND WHEN IT COMES TIME TO, HOW WERE THESE USED AND IF THERE ARE ANY WILL, YOU DIDN'T SPEND THIS CORRECTLY, SO NOW YOU OWE IT BACK OR YOU NEED TO DO LIKE, TELL ME HOW IS THAT? BECAUSE I'VE HEARD IT CAN BE VERY STICKY AND QUITE MYRIE, RIGHT.

SO, UM, VERONICA BERCENIO HAS BEEN CHARGED AS OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY OFFICER AND SO THEIR CABINETS AND PANELS THAT HAVE BEEN FORMED AND WORKING WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP IS BRIEF.

FRANCO, OUR INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS OFFICER AS WELL AS ED VAN EMU.

UH, IT'S ON OUR, UM, UH, OUR GROUP.

AND SO WE HAVE BEEN HAVING DIALOGUE ON WHAT'S ELIGIBLE, WHAT'S NOT.

AND SO ONE THING THAT, UH, EVEN THOUGH I KNOW COUNCIL WANTS THESE DEPLOYED QUICKLY, WHAT WE WANT TO ENSURE IS THAT WHOEVER WE SUBCONTRACT WITH OR ENGAGED TO DO THESE SERVICES, THEY HAVE THE PROPER SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO DOCUMENT WHO'S BEING SERVED SO THAT WHEN THE BEDS COME IN AND AUDIT, EVERYTHING IS IN LINE.

BUT AGAIN, OUR CORE FOUR IS VERY AWARE THAT DOCUMENTATION.

WE ARE ACTUALLY TRYING TO DEVELOP AN INTERNAL SYSTEM SO THAT WE CAN TRACK, SAY IF AN INDIVIDUAL RECEIVED RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND THEN WAS A MUSICIAN AND THEN CAME BACK.

YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT AN INDIVIDUAL COULD ACCESS.

AND SO EVEN WITH OUR ECONOMIC INJURY BRIDGE LOAN PROGRAM, THAT FIRST LAUNCH THAT WE REQUESTED FROM HUD, THAT NONPROFITS BE ABLE TO APPLY BUT DIDN'T.

THAT'S ONE REASON WHY COUNCIL CAME BACK WITH A 10 MILLION IS THAT, UM, WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT EVERYONE HAS A, THE NONPROFITS CAN ACCESS THAT.

BUT AGAIN, WE ARE VERY, UM, AWARE OF THE REQUIREMENTS IN A WALKING LOCKSTEP WITH BUDGET LAW AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS.

SURE.

OKAY.

SORRY.

SO MANY QUESTIONS, BUT I'M JUST FINDING THIS CONFUSING.

THERE'S A LOT OF NUMBERS AND PROGRAMS. SO IF I'M UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE IS MONEY AND 10 MILLION OF THAT IS FOR NONPROFIT ARTS GROUPS, IS THAT, IS THAT UNDERSTANDING? AM I NO DIVIDED BETWEEN THINGS LIKE ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL AND STUFF.

SO HOW MUCH IS ARTS? SO SPECIFICALLY FOR ARTS IS 1 MILLION NAMES, BUT NONPROFITS CAN ALSO APPLY TO THE CLEAR FUND.

AND LET ME BACK UP.

WHERE DID THIS MONEY COME FROM? WELL IN THE FIRST $2 TRILLION STIMULUS PACKAGE FUNDS WERE SET ASIDE FOR CITIES AND AUSTIN RECEIVED A HOLLER OF THE CHEERS FUNDING FROM THAT.

THEY WILL LOOK TO PAY FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY ITEMS FIRST AND THEN OTHER ITEMS AROUND ECONOMIC RECOVERY OR UM, UM, AGAIN, HEALTH AND SAFETY.

AND AS PART OF THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY COMPONENT, THE FIRST ITEM THAT WAS APPROVED WAS MAY SEVEN, AND IT WAS $18 MILLION, 10 MILLION FOR A SMALL BUSINESS AND NONPROFITS, THEN A MILLION FOR CHILDCARE AND THEN WHAT THEY CALL AN ANCHOR FUND TO SUPPORT NONPROFITS SPECIFICALLY IN AREAS OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, ARTS AND CULTURE, UM,

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EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS.

AND SO YOU ONLY HAVE A MILLION AND IT'S BEING SHARED WITH ALL THESE OTHER GROUPS, BUT WE TEND TO APPLY FOR PART OF 10 MILLION AS PART OF THE CLEAR APP.

THE CLEAR FUND.

YES.

AND YOU EXPLAINED TO ME WHAT LIKE IN TERMS OF LIKE WHAT MAKES SOMETHING ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS CLEAR FONT AND WHAT SORT OF LIMITATIONS ARE ON THAT AND THEN WHO'S DECIDING WHO'S GETTING THOSE, THAT MONEY? SO STAFF IS STILL WORKING ON GUIDELINES AROUND, UM, UM, THE GUIDELINES FOR THE DISBURSEMENT.

AND SO AS SOON AS WE CAN FLUSH THOSE OUT, I WILL DEFINITELY SHARE, BUT IT DOES NAME NONPROFITS SPECIFICALLY.

SO WE KNOW NONPROFITS CAN APPLY.

IT'S BASED ON SIZES, BASED ON REVENUE, ALL OF THAT THEY'RE WORKING OUT WITH AGAIN, WITH A LENS TOWARDS EQUITY AND THOSE MOST VULNERABLE, NOT, NOT CAT STUFF.

NO, THERE'S THIS A CORE TEAM MADE UP OF FIVE INDIVIDUALS FROM ACROSS.

SO WE HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM CAB, A REPRESENTATIVE FROM SMALL BUSINESS AND REPRESENTATIVE FROM GLOBAL, A REPRESENTATIVE FROM REDEVELOPMENT AND MUSIC.

AND THEY, UH, ARE GENERATING IDEAS AND THEN COME BACK TO THE LEADERSHIP TEAM, WHICH IS MADE OF MANAGERS.

AND SO THAT IS HOW IT'S WORKING.

THANK YOU.

UH, JUST TO, JUST TO BE CLEAR THAT, UH, SO MAYBE YOU MENTIONED WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PASSED AND WHAT IS COMING TOMORROW? WORK SESSION, UH, THURSDAY FOR, UH, THE VOTE OF COUNCIL, OUR ADDITIONAL FUNDS.

RIGHT.

SO WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE WHOLE POT, THEY'RE KIND OF PASSING RESOLUTIONS IN CHUNKS.

SO ALL OF THAT TOGETHER MAKES UP THAT 170 MILLION, BUT THEY'RE COMING IN KIND OF WAVES.

SO THAT'S WHY IT'S A LITTLE CONFUSING.

YEAH.

IS THERE, OH YEAH, GO AHEAD.

CHRISTIAN FLORES.

WELL, JUST TO CLARIFY, I THOUGHT I HEARD MR FONDLY SAY SOMETHING.

1 MILLION COMES OUT OF THE 6 MILLION ANCHOR FUND, WHICH IS 1 MILLION IS SPECIFICALLY FOR ARTS AND CULTURE AND CULTURE THAT YOU SHARED WITH ANYTHING ELSE AT ALL.

THAT CLEAR FUND, THE $10 MILLION CLEAR FUND IS FOR PROFITS AND THEN THAT THEY'RE THERE IN A MUCH BIGGER GROUP THAT THEY MAY OR MAY NOT BE ELIGIBLE DEPENDING ON WHATEVER THOSE GUIDELINES ARE.

BUT THE 1 MILLION FOR ARTS AND CULTURE OUT OF THE 6 MILLION ANCHOR FROM, UH, IS, IS ARTS AND CULTURE.

AND THEY STILL HAVE TO COME UP WITH GUIDELINES AND WHATEVER IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

BUT THAT'S ONE SPECIFICALLY SET ASIDE FOR THAT.

RIGHT.

SO WE CAN SEND YOU THE LINK TO THAT, THAT ITEM THAT WAS PASSED SO YOU CAN SEE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE AMOUNT, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION, ARTS AND CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT.

SO WE CAN GET THAT LINK OUT.

BUT IT WAS PASSED ON MAY 7TH.

I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU.

IT'S MAN, DO WE HAVE SOME, A PLACE THAT DELINEATES WHAT'S OUT THERE FOR THE ARTS AND CULTURAL COMMUNITY? LIKE IS THERE A SPOT ON THE WEBSITE THAT SAYS, HERE'S WHAT WE HAVE THAT INCLUDES THINGS LIKE THE UPDATE AND C-SAT AND ALL OF THAT THAT WE CAN