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TO, TO RUN THE MEETING FOR THE FIRST 30 MINUTES.

SO

[Call to Order]

I'LL CALL THIS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE DRAIN SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE ON MAY 27 20:21 PM 1:08 PM A CALL TO ORDER.

JUST DO A QUICK, UM, WE NEED TO DO A ROLL CALL SINCE YOU LITERALLY JUST DID THAT, I GUESS PROBABLY ON THE MINUTES.

UM, LET'S SEE.

UH, SO WE HAVE MELISSA ROTHROCK, WE HAVE , UH, CA, UM, NAT HO IS ON HOLD.

HE, UH, KAREN HADN'T AND ROB SCHNEIDER.

DID I MISS ANYONE? OKAY.

UM, ALRIGHT, FIRST ITEM IS THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

UH, HAS EVERYONE HAD A

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CHANCE TO REVIEW THE MINUTES? EMOTIONAL AND SECONDED BY KAREN? YEP.

GREAT.

WHO MADE THE MOTION? ROB? YES.

ROB.

THANKS ROB.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

ALRIGHT.

UH, MINUTES HAVE BEEN APPROVED.

MOVE ON TO NEW BUSINESS.

UM, OH AND ACTUALLY ZACH, I JUST WANTED TO JUST MAKE SURE THERE WAS NO CITIZEN COMMUNICATION, RIGHT? NOPE.

I WILL SAY NO.

OKAY.

UM, YOU KNOW, JUST FOR THE SAKE OF, UM, HAVING FOLKS HAVING STAFF, UH, WHO'S PRESENTING, UH, GO FIRST, IS ANYONE OPPOSED TO ME? MOVING ITEM TO A, UH, DOWN THE AGENDA.

THAT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT I WAS GOING TO UPDATE EVERYONE ON.

UH, BUT, BUT THAT CAN HOLD UNTIL AFTER WE HAVE STAFF PRESENTATIONS.

IS THAT OKAY? YES.

GREAT.

SO THEN WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM TWO

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B, UH, GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATES.

JACK, I THINK THAT THAT'S A, IS THAT ERIN? ERIN WOODS? YEAH, THAT'S AARON.

I SAT AROUND A COUPLE OF SLIDES.

AARON, HOW WOULD, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO THIS? DO YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR SCREENS AND SHARE THE SLIDES AND THEN JUMP OVER? WHAT DO YOU THINK? YES.

I WILL ATTEMPT TO SHARE MY SCREEN.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE USED WEBEX.

RIGHT? CAN YOU SEE THAT? IT USUALLY TAKES A MINUTE, BUT UH, IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S TRAY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

CAN YOU SEE THAT? OH, WELL, SO AS WE'RE REVIEWING YOUR APPLICATION, BUT IT'S A BLACK SCREEN, HUH? YEAH, SAME THING ON MY MIND.

SO YOUR MOUSE, BUT NO.

UH, DO YOU HAVE MULTIPLE MONITOR BY ANTIGENS SOMETIMES? THROW IT OFF? NOPE, JUST THE LAPTOP.

THIS HAPPENS AT ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION AND IT TOOK A MINUTE, BUT I DON'T REMEMBER SEEING THE PERSON'S MOUSE.

UM, I CAN, LET'S SEE.

I CAN TRY AGAIN.

LET ME TRY THIS.

AH, THERE IT IS.

PERFECT.

THE SHARING FUNCTION IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT ON THIS AND UH, TEAMS. NO WORRIES.

ALL RIGHT, SO I'M HERE TODAY TO, UH, FLIP THE FIRST DAYS OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN CALLING THE INTEGRATED GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN, UH, WHICH IS THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE STORY MAP.

AARON, COULD YOU, UH, INTRODUCE YOURSELF? THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE GOOD.

THANK YOU.

UM, MY NAME IS ERIN WOOD.

I'M A PRINCIPAL PLANNER WITH THE WATERSHED

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PROTECTION DEPARTMENT.

I'M ALSO, I'M THE CHAMPION FOR THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITY PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION TEAM.

UM, AND SO IN DOING THAT AND DEVELOPING THIS RESOURCE, UM, I WORK WITH DEPARTMENTS ALL OVER THE CITY THAT MANAGE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS OF THE CITY'S GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

SO OUR URBAN FORESTER, UM, THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, OUR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION DIVISION, UM, OUR URBAN TRAILS FOLKS, UM, OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY, UM, OUR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWERS AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AND, UH, OUR WILDFIRE RISK FOLKS OVER IN THE AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT.

UM, AND SO THIS ALL BEGAN BACK IN, WELL, IT REALLY BEGAN BACK IN 2012 WITH THE ADOPTION OF IMAGINE AUSTIN, WHICH CREATED THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITY PROGRAM AND LAID OUT SOME THINGS THAT IT WANTED THE CITY TO TACKLE, ONE OF WHICH IS TO DEVELOP AN INTEGRATED GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN.

AND SO WE FORMED THIS TEAM WITH, UH, FOLKS ALL OVER THE CITY AND STARTED TRYING TO GO ABOUT THE TASK OF DOCUMENTING THE DIFFERENT WORK THAT THE CITY DID ON GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

UH, SO LOOKING AT ALL THE PROGRAMS ACROSS THE CITY, THE DIFFERENT POLICIES AND REGULATIONS AND LOOKING AT PROJECTS THAT WE BUILD, UM, AND TRYING TO GET EVERYONE IN A ROOM AND JUST STARTED, UH, STARTING TO BREAK DOWN SILOS AND GETTING PEOPLE TALKING TO EACH OTHER FROM DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS.

UM, AS WE LISTED OUT THESE DIFFERENT, UH, INITIATIVES THAT WE WERE WORKING ON, UM, ON THE, UH, GEOGRAPHIC SIDE, WE STARTED MAPPING THE DIFFERENT GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE COMPONENTS WE HAD IN ONE PLACE AND OVERLAYING THEM, LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO COLLABORATE.

MMM.

AND SO THIS WAS ALL WORK THAT WAS FEEDING INTO THIS IDEA OF THAT INTEGRATED GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN.

UH, WE ALSO HAD A NUMBER OF, UM, STRATEGIC PLANS AND LONG RANGE PLANS ADOPTED FOR THESE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS THAT ARE IN FORESTRY PLAN.

WE HAVE A WATERSHED MASTER PLAN IN OUR DEPARTMENT.

UH, THERE'S AN URBAN TRAILS PLAN OF PARKS JUST ADOPTED THEIR LONG RANGE PLAN, UM, AND SO ON AND SO ON.

AND SO THOSE KIND OF BECAME THE PATCHWORK QUILT OF THE INTEGRATED GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN, UM, FOR AWHILE.

AND THEN WE HAVE THIS RESOLUTION COME ALONG FROM COUNCIL IN 2017 THAT SAID, WE'D LIKE YOU TO GO BEYOND THAT.

WE'D LIKE YOU TO FIRST START PUBLISHING, UM, IN ONE PLACE, THIS LIST OF DIFFERENT PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS AND REGULATIONS THAT THE CITY HAS UNDERWAY FOR GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND THEN WE'D LIKE YOU TO START WORKING ON SORT OF A LARGER VISION AND FRAMEWORK THAT'S LOOKING AT GAPS AND STRENGTHS OF OUR CURRENT GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK AND OPPORTUNITIES, UM, FOR KIND OF NEXT STEPS.

AND SO I'M HERE TODAY TO TALK ABOUT THAT FIRST PHASE OF THE DOCUMENTING OUR PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS AND REGULATIONS.

UM, AND THEN HOPEFULLY WE HAVE SOME FOLKS FROM OFFICES SUSTAINABILITY ON THE PHONE THAT CAN SPEAK TO THAT NEXT.

THOSE NEXT PHASES OF, UM, ASSESSING OUR GAPS AND STRENGTHS AND CREATING A BROADER VISION FOR GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE CITY.

MMM.

SO AS COMPELLING AS OUR KIND OF SPREADSHEETS WHERE THAT LISTED A BUNCH OF PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS, WE DECIDED TO TRY AND MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE, UM, GRAPHIC AND INTERACTIVE FOR THE PUBLIC.

AND SO WE ARE USING THE RJS ONLINE STORY MAP FORMAT.

I'LL CLICK OVER TO IT HERE IN A SECOND SCALE, A SNEAK PREVIEW, UM, BUT BASICALLY IT CREATES A DYNAMIC WEB PORTAL, UM, THAT HELPS INTRODUCE THE CONCEPT OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, THE BENEFITS, UM, SOME OF THE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES THAT ARE PROVIDED.

UM, AND THEN IT WALKS THROUGH THE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS THAT IMAGINE AUSTIN DEFINES THIS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

UM, SOMETIMES THE TERM GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IS USED BY EPA AND OTHER CITIES AND STATES AROUND THE COUNTRY IS FOCUSING MORE ON THE STORM WATER COMPONENT, WHICH IS DEFINITELY NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART AND WATERSHED.

A BIT.

IMAGINE AUSTIN TAKES A MUCH BROADER PICTURE OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOOKS AT, YOU KNOW, OUR, OUR TREES AND OUR PARENTS AND OUR OPEN SPACE, UM, DOWN TO OUR LANDSCAPE.

YOU KNOW, IN THE URBAN CORE, UM, AND THE DIFFERENT HABITAT, UM, INCREASE THE CONNECTIVITY OF OUR GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK, LOOKING AT BOTH OUR TRAIL SYSTEM AND, UH, GREEN STREETS.

AND SO THE STORY MAP WALKS THROUGH ALL THOSE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS.

UM, AND REALLY THE, YOU KNOW, THE MAIN GOAL IS TO CREATE MORE OF A STREAMLINED USER-FRIENDLY GATEWAY, UM, FOR FOLKS TO INTERACT WITH OUR GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMS AND GET TO THE INFORMATION THAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR.

RIGHT NOW.

IF YOU GO TO THE CITY'S WEBSITE, WE HAVE A TON OF GOOD INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE TO LOOK IN, A LOT OF DIFFERENT PLACES TO FIGURE OUT, UM, YOU KNOW, WHAT ALL THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS ARE DOING FOR TREES OR WHAT WE'RE DOING, UH, FOR OPEN SPACE.

AND SO WE REALLY WANTED TO KEEP, HOW'S THAT IN ONE LOCATION THAT FEATURES A LOT OF THAT

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DATA AND LINKS TO RESOURCES SO THAT FOLKS CAN LAND HERE AND THEN DISPERSE TO WHERE THEY WANT TO GO.

SO IT'S CURRENTLY UNDER FINAL REVIEW BY OUR PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE AND OUR IT MANAGEMENT FOLKS.

BUT WE'RE HOPING TO PUBLISH IT EITHER, YOU KNOW, AT THE END OF THIS WEEK OR HOPEFULLY EARLY NEXT WEEK, SO IT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE SOON AND WE'LL GET THAT OUT, UM, THROUGH OUR CITY WEBSITE, UM, THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER WAYS TO PUBLICIZE THAT MORE.

I THINK, UM, THERE'S ANOTHER PRODUCT THAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT, UM, AFTER THIS, THE GAPS AND STRENGTHS ASSESSMENT THAT WILL ALSO BE COMING OUT SOON THAT I THINK, UM, THAT SHE, ATHENS, OUR SUSTAINABILITY OFFICERS LOOKING AT PACKAGING AND SENDING A MEMO TO MAYOR AND COUNCIL, UM, ANNOUNCING THE COMPLETION OF BOTH PRODUCTS.

WE DEFINITELY INTEND THE STORY MAP TO BE A LIVING DOCUMENT.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF LINKS, THERE'S A LOT OF PROGRAMS FEATURED, SO WE'LL BE ADDING THINGS TO IT.

UM, AS WE GET UPDATES, AS NEW PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS ARE CREATED, UM, AS THERE'S DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WE WANT TO FEATURE.

AND SO WE DEFINITELY SEE IT CONTINUING TO CHANGE AND UPDATE OVER TIME AND NOT BE A STATIC REPORT.

UH, SO I PUT THIS SCREENSHOT IN THE POWERPOINT THAT GOT SENT OUT JUST TO GIVE YOU GUYS A PREVIEW OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, BUT IF TECHNOLOGY WILL OPERATE, I WILL TRY AND ACTUALLY CLICK OVER TO THE REAL THING, UH, AND SHOW YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE OF IT.

AND YOU GUYS SEE THIS WITH KIND OF A LOT OF TABS ACROSS THE TOP HERE NOW.

YES.

EXCELLENT.

YEAH.

UH, SO THIS IS THE LANDING PAGE.

I'M NOT GOING TO WALK YOU THROUGH EVERY TAB, BUT I'LL, I'LL WALK YOU THROUGH A FEW JUST SO YOU CAN GET THE BASIC, UH, OVERVIEW OF IT.

SO THIS TALKS ABOUT WHAT IS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

WE'VE GOT SOME GRAPHICS AND SOME VIDEOS THAT THE CITY'S PUT TOGETHER THAT YOU CAN LOOK THROUGH.

UM, SO THEN YOU JUST START CLICKING DOWN HERE AND IT'LL TALK TO YOU ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WHY GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IS IMPORTANT.

UM, SOME OF THE DIFFERENT ECOSYSTEM SERVICES.

UH, WE WANTED TO FOCUS ON ONE OF OUR KEY INITIATIVES IN THE CITY, CONNECTING CHILDREN TO NATURE.

UM, SO WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, YOU'LL SEE ON A LOT OF THESE LINKS TO DIFFERENT RESOURCES.

SO YOU CAN GO CHECK OUT AN INTERACTIVE MAP THAT CONNECTING CHILDREN TO NATURE IS PUT TOGETHER.

YOU CAN LOOK AT THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN.

UM, AND THEN WE'VE GOT A WHOLE HOST OF DIFFERENT RESOURCES, UM, FROM THE CITY AS WELL AS AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT SPEAK TO THE DIFFERENT BENEFITS OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, UM, BOTH SCIENTIFICALLY BUT ALSO ECONOMIC BENEFITS, SOCIAL BENEFITS, HEALTH BENEFITS.

UM, SO THEN AS YOU WALK THROUGH EACH ONE OF THESE ELEMENTS, THEY'RE STRUCTURED MOSTLY THE SAME.

UH, THEY'LL GIVE YOU AN INTRODUCTION IN WHAT IS OUR URBAN FOREST, WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? YOU'LL HAVE A MAP OVER HERE ON THE SIDE THAT YOU CAN SCROLL AROUND IN AND LOOK AT, UM, YOU KNOW, IN THIS CASE TREE CANOPY AND OUR PRIORITY PLANTING AREAS.

WE'VE GOT SOME KEY LINKS TO RESOURCES LIKE THE COMMUNITY TREE REPORT.

UM, THEN AS YOU GO THROUGH, YOU'LL SEE THIS SAME PATTERN REPEATED OVER AND OVER OF PLANNING.

SO WALKING YOU THROUGH ANY KEY PLANS THAT ALREADY EXISTS FOR THAT ELEMENT OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

UM, AS WELL AS SOME KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THOSE PLANS.

WE'VE GOT PROGRAMS. SO IN THIS CASE FOR URBAN FORESTRY, THE CITY HAS A WEALTH OF DIFFERENT PROGRAMS. SO YOU CAN LOOK AROUND ALL OF THOSE HERE AND IT'LL TAKE YOU ALL OVER THE CITY WEBSITE.

YOU CAN SEE WHAT AUSTIN ENERGY DOES.

UM, YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT OAK.

WELL, YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT WILDFIRE RISK, WHAT THE PARKS DEPARTMENT IS DOING FOR URBAN FOREST.

YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE DIFFERENT PROJECTS WE HAVE GOING, UM, INCLUDING OUR URBAN FORESTRY GRANT PROGRAM.

GOT A GUIDE TO OUR REGULATIONS INCLUDING A VIDEO AND SOME CHARTS AND SOME LINKS TO SOME DIFFERENT RESOURCES FOR THAT AS FAR AS HOW WE PROTECT OUR TREES.

UH, AND THEN THIS IS ONE OF THE KEY, UH, TABS ON EACH ONE OF THESE IS THE GET INVOLVED TAB.

AND SO EACH ONE OF THESE, WHEN YOU CLICK THROUGH, WE'LL HAVE A WAY TO GET INVOLVED.

IT'LL SHOW YOU DIFFERENT THINGS YOU CAN DO, UM, AS FAR AS TREE PLANTING, UM, DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW, ADOPT A PARK, HOW TO APPLY FOR HER IN FOURTH STREET, GRANT A DIFFERENT RESOURCES YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR, UH, TO GET NEWSLETTERS.

WE'VE GOT SOME MORE VIDEOS.

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UM, AND THEN JUST SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND THAT YOU CAN GO THROUGH AND LOOK AT DIFFERENT DATA AND METRICS.

WE HAVE SOME REPORTS THAT HAVE COME OUT, UM, LIKE OUR URBAN FORESTRY INVENTORY ANALYSIS OR STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT REPORT.

UM, AND SO IT'S REALLY JUST A ROADMAP TAKING YOU TO DIFFERENT SPOTS AROUND THE CITY WEBSITE.

UM, AS WELL AS WEBSITES OF OUR KEY PARTNERS.

UM, LIKE THREE FOLKS KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL, UM, AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION SO THAT YOU CAN, UH, LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE DIFFERENT RESOURCES AND FIND WAYS TO GET INVOLVED.

MMM.

AND SO EACH ONE OF THESE WILL LOOK RELATIVELY SIMILAR.

UM, I'M REALLY HOPING THAT MY CONNECTION IS WORKING AND YOU GUYS ARE SEEING THESE DIFFERENT, UH, THINGS LOAD AS I'M CLICKING THROUGH THEM.

IT'S WORKING GREAT.

OKAY, PERFECT.

UM, OKAY.

YEAH.

SAME THING FOR PARKS.

YOU'LL SEE, UH, YOU CAN LOOK AROUND AND SEE OUR DIFFERENT PARTS SYSTEM.

UM, THEY HAVE THIS GREAT INFOGRAPHIC THEY PUT TOGETHER THAT SHOWS YOU, UM, YEAH, THE NUMBER OF PARKS WE HAVE, THE MILES OF TRAILS, HOW MANY SWIMMING POOLS, ALL THOSE DIFFERENT RESOURCES.

UH, NOW I'M GOING TO HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MOVE THIS THING THEN, HUH? MMM.

THEN YOU CAN, YOU CAN GET AN UPDATE ON OUR, UM, PARKS AND RECREATION LONG RANGE PLAN THAT WAS ADOPTED BY COUNCIL LAST NOVEMBER.

UM, YOU CAN SEE, YOU KNOW, ALL THE DIFFERENT AMAZING PROGRAMS THAT OUR PARKS DEPARTMENT OFFERS.

UM, BECAUSE OUR FOCUS IS ON GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

WE HAD ANOTHER CALL, THAT PAGE THAT DUG IN EVEN DEEPER ON OUR NATURE BASED PROGRAMS FOR PARKS.

UM, LOOKING AT THE NATURE AND SCIENCE CENTER, UH, CAMACHO CONNECTING CHILDREN TO NATURE.

UM, WE'VE GOT, YOU KNOW, DIFFERENT PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE UNDERWAY AROUND THE CITY AND OUR PARKS.

MMM.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARKLAND DEDICATION ORDINANCE.

AND THEN AGAIN, THAT KEY ONE, HOW TO GET INVOLVED.

UM, WE HAVE, THERE'S A MEMBER OF OUR AUSTIN BARK RANGERS PROGRAM.

UM, BUT THEN YEAH, LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO EVERY TIME YOU GO OUT WALKING IN A PARK, LIKE LEAVE NO TRACE.

AND THEN, UH, BIGGER UNDERTAKINGS LIKE, UH, COMMUNITY ACTIVATED PARK PRO PROJECTS AS WELL AS SOME OF OUR DIFFERENT PARTNERS THAT YOU CAN VOLUNTEER WITH.

MMM.

AND THEN AGAIN, A WHOLE HOST OF DIFFERENT RESOURCES AND DATA FROM OUR PARKS DEPARTMENT.

WE'VE GOT SOME GREAT VIDEOS FROM OUR IMAGINE AUSTIN SPEAKER SERIES ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PARKS.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT THOSE ON A LOT OF OTHER PAGES AS WELL.

UM, I HAVE SOME OF THE GREAT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS THAT WE'VE HAD COME INTO TOWN, UH, TO SPEAK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

UH, AND SO WITH THAT, I GUESS I'LL OPEN IT UP TO QUESTIONS.

IF YOU GUYS WANT ME TO CLICK THROUGH ANY MORE OF THE TABS, I'M HAPPY TO.

YEAH.

LET'S, LET'S GO THROUGH QUESTIONS.

I'LL, UH, I'LL RUN THROUGH, UM, MAYBE STARTING WITH SILOED VIEW OF ANY, ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? NONE.

THANKS FOR THE PRESENTATION.

OKAY.

HOPE NO QUESTIONS.

THIS IS, THIS IS A REALLY GREAT WORK.

IT'S EXCITING.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, KAREN.

UH, NO, BUT THANK YOU.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO READING THE REPORT.

I'M MELISSA.

I WAS JUST CURIOUS ABOUT THE, UH, THE GIS MAP THAT WE WERE LOOKING AT EARLIER.

IF THERE WERE OTHER LAYERS THAT COULD BE LIKE JOHN, IF IT WAS SURE THING.

UM, SO EACH ONE RIGHT NOW, UH, JUST TO, UM, CUT DOWN ON SORT OF THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION ON THE SCREEN JUST FOCUSES ON WHATEVER THAT ELEMENT WAS.

UM, SO IF WE'RE PARKS RIGHT NOW, YEAH, WE JUST HAVE THE PARKS.

UM, IF I CLICK OVER TO WATER RESOURCES, IT'S GOING TO GET A LITTLE BUSIER.

UM, BUT THERE'S NOT CURRENTLY AN ABILITY TO CLICK LAYERS ON AND OFF.

UM, THAT'S SOMETHING WE CAN LOOK AT ADDING.

UM, YEAH, FOR WATER RESOURCES WE'LL SHOW THINGS LIKE FLOODPLAINS AND SPRINGS, UM, THE RECHARGE ZONE, UH, BUT RIGHT NOW THEY'RE KIND OF PAIRED DOWN TO EACH ONE OF THOSE.

UM, I THINK AND UM, THE GAPS AND STRENGTHS ANALYSIS THAT'S COMING OUT.

UM, WE'LL ALSO HAVE AN ATLAS OF, UH, DIFFERENT GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE COMPONENTS AROUND THE CITY, SO THAT'LL BE SOME MORE MAPS TO LOOK AT.

UM, BUT YEAH, I AGREE THAT IS A GAP WE STILL HAVE IS BUILDING ONE VIEWER WHERE YOU COULD SEE ALL OF THIS AND CLICK IT ON AND OFF.

UM, MOST OF THESE ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR PROPERTY PROFILE VIEWER, BUT THE CITY, BUT THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER STUFF IN THAT.

SO IF WE HAD A GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE ONE AND THAT WAS A LITTLE MORE INTERACTIVE THAT YOU COULD PUT THINGS

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ON AND OFF.

I AGREE.

THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

RESOURCE.

WELL, I THINK THIS IS A GREAT TOOL TO START OFF WITH YOU NANCY.

OH, THIS IS FANTASTIC.

I DO JUST WANT TO ADD, IF THERE'S A WAY TO EVENTUALLY ADD LIKE A KIT TAB, I THINK MY SON WOULD REALLY ENJOYED IT.

UM, YEAH, LIKE A KID RESOURCES, YOU KNOW? SURE.

YOU'RE THINKING THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

PART OF THE EDUCATIONAL EFFORT.

YOU KNOW, I THINK PART OF, PART OF THE CHALLENGE THAT WE ALL HAVE TO, YOU KNOW, AUSTIN, WE DON'T HAVE AS MUCH, UH, IN TERMS OF EDUCATIONS, UH, TO FOLKS ON WHAT ENVIRONMENTAL IS.

AND, AND AS PART OF THIS COMMISSION COMMITTEE, I THINK WE'VE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, RIGHT? YOU KNOW, SO THERE, THERE'S A WHOLE HOST OF COMPONENT OF, YOU KNOW, KNOWING, KNOWING THE PARK AND THE WHITE LAND AND THE TRAIL.

THAT'S GREAT, BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR ME IF IT'S ACROSS TOWN FOR ME AND YOU KNOW, SOME DIFFERENT RESOURCES AND, UH, I'M ONLY KIND OF THROWING IT OUT THERE AS A CHALLENGE BECAUSE THIS IS SUCH A GREAT WORD.

I FEEL LIKE YOU CAN ELEVATE IT EVEN FURTHER, BUT FANTASTIC.

SURE.

AND THAT'S THE GAPS AND STRENGTHS ASSESSMENT, UM, THAT'S COMING OUT SOON.

TAKES A DEEP DIVE MORE INTO EQUITY AND ACCESS ISSUES.

UM, USING THE CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX, LOOKING AT CONNECTIVITY TO RESOURCES.

UM, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES WE CAN HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAS A GREAT PARK PRETTY CLOSE BY, BUT THEY HAVE A HUGE, YOU KNOW, HIGHWAY IN BETWEEN THEM IN THAT PARK.

UM, SO WE'RE DEFINITELY LOOKING TO DIGGING INTO THOSE ISSUES MORE AND SEEING WHERE THOSE GAPS ARE IN OUR GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK.

UM, BUT WE ALSO HAVE A WHOLE WEALTH OF, UH, YOUTH EDUCATION RESOURCES AND THAT.

I AGREE.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT TO SUMMARIZE THEM ON ONE TIME, UH, ROCKS.

ANY QUESTIONS? THANKS FOR DOING THIS.

UH, IT, IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD.

IT HAS A TON OF INFORMATION IN A WAY THAT LOOKS REALLY EASY TO DIGEST.

SO IT SHOULD BE REALLY PROUD OF THE WORK.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

YEAH.

AARON, THANKS SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DO THIS.

IT'S A LOT OF WORK THAT'S BEEN PUT TOGETHER TO COMPILE ALL OF THIS.

I REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE THE HOLISTIC LENS THAT YOU'RE USING INFRASTRUCTURE AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, IT'S TIMELY.

UM, AND ONE, ONE THING I WANTED TO ASK ABOUT DOES LINE KIND OF WITH THAT EQUITY LENS.

AND I THINK, UM, JUST INTERESTING PARALLEL TO STARTING TO DO MORE AND MORE WORK THINKING THROUGH GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSERVATION LANDS AND INTERACTION BETWEEN HOW LANDSCAPES PROMOTE DIFFERENT ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, UM, AND THINKING MORE HOLISTICALLY KIND OF IN THIS FRAMING.

BUT ONE THING THAT THEY'RE REALLY EMPHASIZING IS, UM, THE TAN TO HEALTH OUTCOMES.

UM, AND ESPECIALLY FROM NOT JUST THE, UM, THERE ARE TIMES BUT ALSO FRAMING THIS THROUGH THE LENS OF HOW DOES THIS IMPACT PEOPLE DIRECTLY.

UM, AND ALSO THAT THERE IS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT FUNDING STREAM TO FUND PROJECTS THAT HAVE HEALTH IMPACTS THAT IS SEPARATE FROM WHAT TRADITIONAL FUNDING STREAMS ARE FOR GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE WORK.

UM, SO I'M CURIOUS ABOUT HOW Y'ALL ARE THINKING ABOUT INTEGRATING THAT MORE AND I, AND I KNOW THAT PART OF THAT IS THAT GAPS AND OPPORTUNITY GAPS AND STRENGTHS ANALYSIS AND I CAN'T PARTICIPANTS ON THE CALL.

UM, SO LUCHEA OR CAITLIN, IF YOU'RE ON YOUR DEFINITELY FEEL FREE TO JUMP IN.

CAITLIN'S HERE.

I CAN FEEL THAT ONE.

UM, YEAH, SO KATIE, I MEAN YOU, YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD PERFECTLY.

SO AARON MENTIONED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS THAT A LOT OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE KIND OF IN THE PAST HAS BEEN THOUGHT OF AS REALLY THE STORM WATER INFRASTRUCTURE.

UM, AND I THINK THAT IS ONE THING WE'RE TRYING TO DO WITH THIS INTEGRATED GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FRAMEWORK IS PULL BACK, LOOK AT THE MULTI BENEFITS, LOOK AT THE CO-BENEFITS, LOOK AT THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE ECOSYSTEM HEALTH AND THE POPULATION HEALTH.

UM, AND PART OF THAT IS DEFINITELY THAT IF YOU CAN PROVE BENEFITS TO MORE PEOPLE OR MORE VARIETY OF, OF DEPARTMENTS.

AND HOPEFULLY YOU CAN MAYBE GET SOME FUNDING FROM ALSO THOSE DEPARTMENTS OR THOSE, UM, KIND OF FOUNDATIONS OR ORGANIZATIONS THAT WORK IN THOSE REALMS THAT AREN'T NORMALLY ASSOCIATED WITH TRADITIONAL GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THE IMAGINE AUSTIN ACTUALLY DOES REALLY WELL IS THAT IT DEFINES GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AS SOMETHING BIGGER THAN, YOU KNOW, UH, A STORM WATER POLLUTION OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO I THINK WE'RE WELL POSITIONED TO BE MAKING THAT CASE.

AND THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FRAMEWORK PLAN IS KIND OF THE END GOAL FOR ALL OF THIS WORK LEADING UP TO THAT.

AND SO THIS IS KIND OF PHASE ONE THAT SAYS, HERE'S WHAT WE HAVE NOW.

SO

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LETTING BOTH FOR INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY UNDERSTANDING WHAT WE'VE GOT, THE STRENGTHS AND GAPS ANALYSIS TAKES THAT AND SAYS, OKAY, HERE'S WHAT WE GOT, HERE'S WHAT WE'RE MISSING, OR HERE'S WHAT WE CAN BUILD UPON WHORE.

AND THEN THAT SHOULD ALL INFORM A REALLY HOLISTIC FRAMEWORK PLAN IN THE END.

AND I'VE PULLED UP, WE JUST GOT A DRAFT OF ACTUALLY THAT CHAPTER FOR THE STRENGTHS AND GAPS ANALYSIS.

WE HAD, UM, SIGLO GROUP TOOK ALL OF THIS DATA AND DID A BUNCH OF WORK AROUND WHAT WOULD TELL THE BEST STORY FOR WHAT WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND IN ORDER TO GO INTO CREATING A FRAMEWORK PLAN.

AND SO THEY DID A LOT OF ANALYSIS ON WHAT OVERLAYS SHOULD WE PUT ON MAPS AND WHAT KIND OF MAPPING OVERLAYS TO DO.

AND THERE'S A LOT AROUND THE HEALTH AND THE SOCIAL VULNERABILITY AND THINGS LIKE THAT TO REALLY GET US TO THE POINTS WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND AROUND BENEFITS AND, AND HEALTH AND ACCESS AND EQUITY.

SO WE'VE GOT A WHOLE CHAPTER, THERE'S LIKE THREE MAIN LENSES THAT WE HAVE THEM LOOKING AT FOR THESE THINGS AND GAS ANALYSIS.

AND ONE OF THOSE LENSES IS EQUITY AND ASKING THEM WHICH DIRECTLY RELATES BACK TO THE HEALTH BENEFITS.

OKAY, GOOD.

AND I THINK JUST ON THE, ON THAT VEIN, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO MAKE SURE, I KNOW THAT A LOT OF THIS IS KIND OF THE DOING THE HOMEWORK PART AND PULLING ALL THE RESOURCES THAT WE ALREADY HAVE.

AND ONCE WE GET INTO ENVISIONING WHAT, WHAT A MORE HOLISTIC PLAN DOCUMENT WOULD LOOK LIKE.

I, I'D REALLY LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO THINK ABOUT TRYING TO TAKE SOME LESSONS FROM THE CLIMATE PLAN PROCESS, UH, THAT, THAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW.

THINK ABOUT HOW WE CAN USE SOME OF THAT TRANSPARENCY AND KIND OF COLLECTIVE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS, UM, FOR TOWARDS A VISION FOR THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN AS WELL.

IS THAT SOMETHING YOU WERE ALREADY THINKING ABOUT? OH YEAH.

YEAH.

UM, SO ORIGINALLY WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THESE TWO PLANS, WE WERE KIND OF TALKING ABOUT THEM AS LIKE SIDE-BY-SIDE PLANS THAT ARE GOING TOGETHER.

BUT SOMETHING THAT LIKE MARK AND I HAVE ACTUALLY TALKED ABOUT RECENTLY IS WITH ME WORKING ON THE NATURAL SYSTEMS SECTION OF THE CLIMATE PLAN, I REALLY STARTED TO SEE IT AS THE FIRST STEP, ALMOST LIKE IN THE SAME PATH VERSUS TWO PARALLEL PATHS IS JUST DIFFERENT STEPS THAT DOWN THE SAME PATH.

SO TO ME, I PERSONALLY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO NOT GO MINGLE THOSE TOGETHER IN MY BRAIN WITH THIS WORKS.

HELLO? YEAH.

I JUST ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE, LIKE THE PROCESS IS BEING DAYLIGHTED AND WE'RE UTILIZING LIKE THE GREAT NETWORK OF FOLKS ON THE STEERING, ON THE ADVISORY GROUPS AND ON THE STEERING COMMITTEE TO FURTHER THIS WORK TOO.

UM, ESPECIALLY AS THIS TIES INTO OUR LARGER COMMUNITY RESILIENCE, WHICH, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE SOME MOMENTUM AROUND MORE EVEN BIGGER THINKING AROUND THAT RIGHT NOW.

SO THANK YOU.

UM, JUST TWO QUICK COMMENTS.

UM, YOU KNOW, I WONDERED IF IF ON THIS SITE THERE IS SOME OPPORTUNITY TO, UH, GIVE FEEDBACK, UM, OR GATHER SOME INFORMATION ABOUT, ABOUT USERS OR WHETHER OR NOT IT'S JUST NOT VERY TIME YET TO DO THAT.

UM, BUT IF PEOPLE ARE GONNA BE USING THIS SITE, I FEEL LIKE IT'D BE NICE IF THERE WAS SOME WAY THAT THEY COULD PROVIDE FEEDBACK.

UM, AND THEN I LOVED THAT THERE WAS THE GET INVOLVED PIECE EMBEDDED IN EACH TAB, BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR, YOUR WAY PRETTY FAR DOWN TO, UM, GET TO IT.

AND I WONDER IF THERE'S A GET INVOLVED SLASH LIKE RESONATE RESOURCES PAGE THAT REALLY JUST DIRECTLY SPELLS OUT OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED.

AND ALSO LIKE WHAT, WHAT INCENTIVE PROGRAMS EXIST.

UH, AND MAYBE THAT'S LIKE YOU'RE HIGHLIGHTING DIFFERENT ONES OR I DON'T KNOW.

I KNOW IT'S A LOT OF INFORMATION TO PUT ON ONE TAB, BUT IF SOMEONE JUST WANTS TO GO AND SAY, OKAY, HOW IS THIS RELEVANT TO ME AND WHAT CAN I DO? UM, I FEEL LIKE THAT WOULD BE HARD TO NAVIGATE.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? YEAH.

UM, DEFINITELY WE HAVE RESOURCES AND WAYS TO GET INVOLVED THAT ARE REPEATED ACROSS HUBS.

UM, WE CAN SUMMARIZE THOSE ALL UP AND HAVE ONE PLACE YOU COULD CLICK.

I LOVE IT THOUGH.

IT'S, UM, I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU LAUNCH IT SO I COULD SEND IT TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND OTHER CITIES AND SAY, LOOK, WE HAVE, UH, ONE MORE QUESTION THOUGH.

SURE.

THIS IS KAREN.

I'M WONDERING IF COMMUNITY GARDENS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS OR IF THEY'RE JUST DEALT WITH SOMEPLACE ELSE.

YEAH, FOR SURE.

IT'S MY, MY SCREEN IS STILL SHARED.

UH, WE'VE GOT A FOOD TAB I'M ON HERE THAT TALKS ABOUT URBAN AGRICULTURE AS WELL AS COMMUNITY GARDENS.

MMM.

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AND SO WALK US THROUGH THE DIFFERENT, UM, PLANNING THAT OUR, YOU KNOW, OFFICES SUSTAINABILITY HAS LED THE STATE OF THE FOOD REPORT.

UM, THE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS INCLUDING OUR COMMUNITY GARDENS PROGRAM, THE SCHOOL GARDEN NETWORK GET INVOLVED.

GREAT.

THANKS.

AWESOME.

I ACTUALLY JUST ONE MORE COMMENT FOR ME AND UM, I'M WONDERING IF ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I FIND A LITTLE BIT HARD, ESPECIALLY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO MAYBE JUST WANT TO KNOW LIKE WHO'S THE PERSON AT THE CITY I REACH OUT TO IF I HAVE A QUESTION OR, OR LIKE SOMETHING RELATED TO URBAN AG AND LIKE I KNOW THAT'S PROBABLY EDWARD MARTY, BUT YOU KNOW, IT'S LIKE IS THERE A DIRECT CONTACT PERSON OR LIKE TWO TO THREE PEOPLE FOR EACH OF THESE THINGS THAT, THAT WE CAN BE VERY CLEAR.

LIKE HERE'S WHO YOU REACH OUT TO IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION OR NEED TO CONTACT SOMEONE JUST SINCE THIS IS SO CROSS DEPARTMENTAL, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S SOME TRANSPARENCY ABOUT, ABOUT WHO'S LEADING THIS WORK, YOU KNOW? ALRIGHT.

ARE YOU THERE? SORRY, I GOT MUTED.

YEAH, I THINK THAT TIES IN TO YOUR EARLIER COMMENT ABOUT HAVING SOME KIND OF A EMAIL ADDRESS FOR THE WHOLE PRODUCT.

UM, IF FOLKS HAVE QUESTIONS OR, UM, SUGGESTIONS AND SO I THINK WE CAN REACH OUT TO OUR TECHNICAL LEADS FOR EACH OF THESE AND SEE IF WE WANT KIND OF ONE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT EVERYTHING GOES THROUGH AND THEN WE CAN ROUTE THAT OUT TO THE PROGRAMS. OR IF EVER, IF FOLKS WANT TO JUST PUT THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION RIGHT UP HERE ON THE WEBSITE, WE CAN AVOID SOME OF THE, UH, TELEPHONE GAMES.

UM, BUT OTHERWISE, YEAH, I THINK ADDING MORE CONTACT INFORMATION WOULD DEFINITELY BE HELPED.

COOL.

COOL.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER FINAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS BEFORE WE MOVE ON? GREAT.

WELL, AARON AND CAITLIN AND ALL, ANYONE ELSE WHO'S ON, WHO'S WORKED ON THIS? THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT'S SEEMS LIKE IT'S BEEN A FEW JEFFERY AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ALL THE OTHER WORK THAT YOU'RE, YOU'RE WORKING ON.

COME THROUGH A JOINT SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE.

UM, BUT THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME.

HAVE A GOOD REST OF YOUR WEDNESDAY.

I THINK YOU'RE ON.

UM, DO YOU WANT TO TAKE, YOU WANT ME TO KEEP ROLLING? UM, I AM, I THINK WE, IT LOOKS LIKE WE'VE DONE THE FIRST TWO AGENDA ITEMS THAT I CAME IN ON GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE.

WE, UH, WE DIDN'T DO RESILIENCE BECAUSE I WANTED TO PRIORITIZE, UM, ITEMS WHERE STAFF NEEDED TO LEAD A PRESENTATION AND I'LL LOOP AROUND TO THAT AT THE END.

SO WE'RE ON,

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ON TUESDAY.

OKAY.

UH, THEN, THEN, THEN LET'S GO AHEAD AND, UH, TURN IT OVER TO, UH, ZACH HERE IN JUST A SECOND.

BUT I DO WANT TO JUST SAY A COUPLE THINGS TO START OFF WITH.

UM, FIRST OF ALL, I THINK THAT THE PROCESS SO FAR IN THE CLIMATE PLAN UPDATE HAS BEEN REALLY POSITIVE.

UM, THERE'S BEEN GREAT ENGAGEMENT FROM ALL THESE WORKING GROUPS AND A LOT OF GREAT WORK GOING ON THERE.

I THINK SOME, UH, GOOD CONVERSATION AND THINKING GOING ON AROUND EQUITY AND HOW THE GOALS AND STRATEGIES RELATE TO EQUITY AND HOW WE CAN BE IMPROVING IN THAT REGARD.

AND, UH, YOU KNOW, JUST KIND OF WANT TO PREFACE, UH, YOU KNOW, ZACH IS GOING TO PRESENT SOME DRAFT.

UH, GOOGLE'S, THERE ARE, UH, SEVERAL STRATEGIES, UH, THAT ARE ATTACHED TO EACH OF THOSE GOALS.

I DON'T THINK HE'S GOING TO GO THROUGH THAT TODAY, BUT, UH, THAT IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW.

BUT I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THIS IS VERY MUCH A DRAFT.

THIS IS NOT EVEN WENT THROUGH WITH YOU AT THE STEERING COMMITTEE YET.

UM, AND IN FACT WE JUST STARTED THAT TODAY.

UM, SO PLEASE, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT IT IS A DRAFT, BOTH DON'T GET TOO ATTACHED TO ANYONE, UH, THING, ALTHOUGH CERTAINLY FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS SUPPORT.

UM, AND, AND ALSO IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT YOU SEE THAT YOU THINK NEEDS ADJUSTING, AGAIN, FEEL FREE TO SPEAK UP.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, NOW, NOW IS A FINE TIME TO DO THAT AND ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE HAPPENING.

SO JUST DON'T GET TOO ANXIOUS IN ANY ONE DIRECTION, I GUESS IS KIND OF WHAT I'M ENCOURAGING EVERYBODY TO DO.

UM, YOU KNOW, THIS IS, UH, STILL VERY MUCH IN THE WORKS.

UM, I GUESS WITH THAT, UM, ONE TO TURN IT OVER TO

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ZACH, I THINK HE HAS PRESENTATION PREPARED.

YEAH, I'LL JUST SHARE A, I'LL SHARE MY SCREEN.

YOU'RE ALREADY STILL THERE.

YEAH.

OKAY.

OKAY.

DO YOU SEE MY SCREEN? IT SAYS THAT IT'S STARTING TO SHARE CONTENT.

SO THE SECOND I CLICK SHARE, WEBEX DISAPPEAR.

OH, FUN.

UH, WELL TELL ME WHEN YOU SEE A PICTURE WITH CLOUDS AND LIGHTNING.

THERE IT IS.

YOU JUST NEEDED TO SAY THE WORDS.

THERE WE GO.

NOW THERE.

ALRIGHT.

WELL WEBEX CAME BACK HERE.

YEAH.

ALRIGHT.

SO, UH, THANKS FOR INTRODUCING THIS CAPTIVA.

UM, I'M JUST GONNA GO THROUGH A FEW SLIDES QUICKLY HERE AND JUST LIKE REALLY GIVE EVERYBODY AN UPDATE AS TO WHERE WE ARE WITH THE CLIMATE PLAN RIGHT NOW.

SO WE HAVE SORT OF REACHED OUR FIRST MILESTONE WITH THE PLAN.

UH, I MEAN WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS AND MONTHS AND HAVE FINALLY CREATED, UM, THE FIRST DRAFTS OF WHAT WILL END UP BECOMING THIS REVISED CLIMATE PLAN.

SO, UH, WE HAVE THE FIRST DRAFT OF GOLDEN STRATEGIES FROM, UH, FOUR OF OUR ADVISORY GROUPS AND WE'RE WAITING ON ONE, UM, ONE OF THE ADVISORY GROUPS TO KIND OF TRICKLE IN, UH, LATER THIS WEEK.

BUT WHEN THAT HAPPENS, BY THE END OF THE, BY FRIDAY, WE SHOULD HAVE THE FIRST DRAFT OF ALL THE GOALS AND STRATEGIES.

UM, RIGHT NOW WHAT'S HAPPENING IS WE ARE LETTING THE UH, THE STEERING COMMITTEE, UH, OF THE CLIMATE PLAN PROCESS BASICALLY HAVE LIKE THE FIRST SHOT AT LIKE REVIEW AND COMMENTING ON THOSE GOALS AND STRATEGIES.

SO THEY STARTED THAT TODAY AND UH, BY NEXT FRIDAY THOSE COMMENTS ARE DUE.

UM, THEN ESSENTIALLY BY, UH, MY TEAM IS GOING TO BE WORKING WITH ALL THE ADVISORY GROUPS TO ADDRESS COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS, UM, AND DO ALL OF THAT AND LIKE ATTRACT, UH, FORMAT.

SO WE PROVIDE ANSWERS AND UM, YOU KNOW, NOTHING GETS LOST AND WE ACTUALLY LIKE, UH, HONOR ALL THE COMMENTS.

UM, AND THEN WE WERE LOOKING TO SORT OF HAVE THE NEXT FULL DRAFT VERSION OF THIS, WHICH WE'RE HOPING IS LIKE PRETTY CLOSE TO FINAL BY BY JUNE 15TH.

UM, AT THE SAME TIME WE HAVE STARTED WRITING THE ACTUAL LIKE TEXT OF WHAT WILL BECOME THE FIRST, UM, DRAFT OF THIS REVISED CLIMATE PLAN.

WE'RE AIMING FOR THAT, FOR THAT TO BE COMPLETED BY THE 19TH.

UM, SO HOPEFULLY WE'VE GOT PRETTY FORMED, UH, NEAR FINAL GOLDEN STRATEGIES PAIRED WITH THE FIRST DRAFT OF ALL THE TEXTS.

AND BY, UH, NEARING THE END OF JUNE, WE HAVE THE FIRST FULL DRAFT OF EVERYTHING.

UM, THAT WILL AGAIN THEN GO TO THE STEERING COMMITTEE FOR SORT OF LIKE FULL REVIEW OF EVERYTHING AND THEN WE'LL BE WORKING TOWARDS, UM, YOU KNOW, FINALIZATION OF DRAFTS AS WE GET INTO JULY.

UM, SO, YOU KNOW, NUMEROUS THINGS ARE GONNA HAPPEN BETWEEN NOW AND OUR NEXT MEETING.

SO I'M THINKING MAYBE AT THE NEXT JUNE SUSTAINABILITY MANY MEETING ON THE 24TH, WE COULD ACTUALLY SHOW LIKE A LOT MORE DETAIL BY THAT.

UM, JUST BECAUSE MORE THINGS WILL BE SORT OF FINALIZED.

THIS NEXT SLIDE, THIS IS JUST LIKE THE DETAILED SCHEDULE.

UM, THERE'S PROBABLY MORE DETAIL IN HERE THAN YOU NEED TO KNOW, BUT BASICALLY SORT OF SOME OF THE BLUE THINGS ARE IMPORTANT DEALS.

UM, HAVING THE FIRST DRAFT FINALIZED IN JUNE, REALLY GETTING INTO A SECOND DRAFT AND LIKE GETTING INTO POLISHING INTO JULY.

UM, AND THEN STARTING TO WORK WITH A GRAPHIC DESIGNER TO ACTUALLY LIKE DESIGN AND LAYOUT.

UM, THE SHORT VERSION OF THE PLAN AND THEN LIKE IN THE FULL VERSION OF THE PLAN.

SO WE'RE GOING TO KIND OF HAVE A SHORT VERSION AND A LONG VERSION.

UM, THEN THE HOPE IS IF WE GET THROUGH ALL THAT BY EARLY AUGUST, WE'LL HAVE THE FULL FINAL, UM, DRAFT FINAL PLAN RELEASED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, UM, AND THEN BE AIMING FOR FINAL REVIEW AT THE END OF AUGUST.

UH, GOING BACK TO ALL THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS THAT WE'VE ALREADY, UM, YOU KNOW, SHARED COMMUNICATION WITH ABOUT THIS AND THEN AIMING FOR, YOU KNOW, COUNCIL ADOPTION BY, UH, THERE'S AN ACTUALLY A COUNCIL MEETING ON OCTOBER 1ST AND THAT'S WHAT DEADLINE WE WERE GIVEN.

SO, UM, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE AIMING FOR.

SO WE ARE, YOU KNOW, KIND OF COMING INTO THE, UM, THE HARDEST PART OF THIS EFFORT, BUT ALSO KIND OF THE HOME STRETCH ON THE PLAN.

SO, UM, IT'S ALL STARTING TO COME TOGETHER NOW.

SO WHEN I PUT TOGETHER

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IN THESE NEXT FEW SLIDES IS JUST A LOOK AT WHAT THE FIRST, UH, SORT OF SUB GOALS OF, OF THIS PLAN IS LOOKING LIKE.

SO JUST TO ORIENT YOU, UH, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE, UH, UH, AS WE TALKED ABOUT AT THE LAST MEETING, THERE WILL BE, YOU KNOW, THE LONGTERM CARBON TARGET JUST FOR ALL COMMUNITY-WIDE EMISSIONS AND WHERE WE WANT THOSE EMISSIONS TO BE BY 20, 30, 20, 40, 20, 50.

UM, AND THEN WE HAVE THE DIFFERENT SECTORS OF EMISSIONS, RIGHT? SO YOU HAVE, UH, THE ELECTRICITY EMISSIONS AND AUSTIN ENERGY HAS GOALS AND THEN YOU HAVE TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS.

UH, AND THAT'S BROKEN UP INTO A COUPLE OF SECTORS.

YOU HAVE, UH, BUILDINGS AND OTHER ASSOCIATED EMISSIONS.

WE HAVE NATURAL SYSTEMS, WE HAVE CONSUMPTION OF GOODS.

SO WE HAVE OUR FIVE AREAS OF THE PLAN.

AND SO THE FRAMEWORK THAT WE'VE USED THIS TIME WAS THAT WE WANT TO EACH OF THOSE, UH, ADVISE YOUR GROUPS TO ESSENTIALLY COME UP WITH BETWEEN TWO AND FIVE, UH, GOALS THAT QUANTITATIVE GOALS FOR WHAT NEEDED TO BE ACHIEVED IN THOSE AREAS BETWEEN NOW AND 2030 TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE ON THE RIGHT TRACK TO MEET OUR COMMUNITY TARGET.

SO THEY ARE ALL LIKE AGGRESSIVE TARGETS THAT ALL HAVE AN END DATE OF 20, 30, UM, AND ARE ALL QUANTITATIVE IN NATURE TO TRY TO UH, MOVE US FORWARD.

AND THE IDEA WITH THOSE IS THAT, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE THEY'RE QUANTITATIVE, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO TRACK AND MONITOR PERFORMANCE.

THEY'RE ALL LIKE BIG PICTURE COMMUNITY WIDE THINGS.

AND THEN AS YOU WILL SEE IN LIKE THE NEXT LEVEL OF DETAIL THAT WE ALL, WE WILL HAVE THIS FRAMEWORK OF 2030 QUANTITATIVE TARGETS FOR EACH AREA AND THEN THE STRATEGIES THAT ARE PUT FORWARD, WHICH IS LIKE ALL OF THE DETAILS OF THE PLAN, ALL OF THOSE STRATEGIES ARE WHAT THE GROUP ENVISIONS AS WHAT WOULD NEED TO GET IMPLEMENTED IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO KEEP US ON TRACK.

SO WE REALIZED THAT THE PLAN IS GOING TO BE UPDATED IN FIVE YEARS.

SO NO REAL SHIFT THIS TIME WAS, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T NEED TO PUT IN PLANNING ACTIONS FOR THINGS TO OCCUR 15 YEARS IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE IT'S JUST TOO FAR.

UM, SO REALLY THE STRATEGIES ARE GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON WHAT DO WE DO IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO KEEP US ON TRACK.

SO DO YOU SEE THESE 20, 30 TARGETS? UM, THESE ARE REALLY LIKE THE GUIDING, UM, YOU KNOW, THE GUIDE POSTS FOR HOW DO WE STAY ON TRACK AND EACH ONE OF THESE SECTOR, BECAUSE YOU KNOW, IT'S REALLY EASY FOR EVERYBODY TO REMEMBER, YOU KNOW, NET ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2050, BUT, UM, EVERYONE, NOT BEN TRYING TO UNDERSTAND.

SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR EACH SECTOR QUANTITATIVELY? UH, IT'S SUPER IMPORTANT BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE IT, YOU KNOW, GREENHOUSE GASES AND CLIMATE CHANGE ARE AMORPHOUS, BUT THOSE THINGS THEN GET TURNED INTO LIKE REAL THINGS THAT WE CAN MEASURE AND MONITOR IN OUR CITY THAT MATTER.

UM, SO THESE FIRST FIVE, THESE ARE FROM THE TRANSMISSION AND LAND USE GROUP.

UM, THIS IS THE GROUP THAT IS STILL FINALIZING THEIR, UH, STRATEGIES THIS WEEK.

UM, BUT YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE, UH, TWO OF THEM THAT ARE RELATED TO HOUSING.

UM, SO WORKING ON, UH, CONNECTING MORE HOUSING IN GROWTH CENTERS AND CORRIDORS.

UM, AND THEN, UH, AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

AND YOU KNOW, THE CONNECTION THERE WITH EMISSIONS IS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE CAN KEEP PEOPLE IN THE CITY.

UH, TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS CAN BE LOWER BECAUSE, UM, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE AREN'T HAVING TO DRIVE LONG DISTANCES.

UM, AND THEN THERE ARE THREE NEW SUB TARGETS CONNECTED TO, UM, TRANSPORTATION.

SO, UH, PUBLIC TRANSIT MAKING UP 20% OF THE TOTAL COMMUTES IN AUSTIN BY 2030, UH, 20% OF OUR AUSTIN RESIDENTS WORKING FROM HOME.

AND THEN, UM, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE BIKING AND WALKING AS PORTION OF, SO THESE SCHOOLS, THIS GROUP HAS SPENT A LOT OF TIME LIKE WORKING AND UNDERSTANDING WHAT'S IN THE STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN, WHAT'S CURRENTLY ON THE BOOKS IN MANY CITY PLANS AND THEN TRYING TO ANALYZE LIKE IS WHAT'S CURRENTLY ON THE BOOKS SUFFICIENT AND SHOULD MORE BE PUSHED AND MORE ADVANCED TO MAKE MORE PROGRESS IN THIS AREA.

UH, THE NEXT SECTOR HERE, THIS IS A TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION.

SO, UH, THE BEST THING WE CAN DO WITH TRANSPORTATION IS JUST HAVE PEOPLE NOT DRIVE CARS.

UM, BECAUSE YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW, 99% OF THE VEHICLES USE FOSSIL FUELS.

UM, AND THERE IS THE SHIFT TO ELECTRIFICATION HAPPENING, BUT CARS ALSO CAUSE TRAFFIC AND CAUSE SAFETY ISSUES.

UM, EVERYTHING RELATED TO VEHICLES.

SO, BUT THEN THE SECOND PART OF TRANSPORTATION IS WE WANT TO ELECTRIFY THE REMAINING AMOUNT OF VEHICLES THAT, UH, THAT ARE OUT THERE.

SO, UM, SO THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THAT WE REALLY HAVE SET TARGETS AND GOALS RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION.

SO THE THREE TARGETS HERE, UH,

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FIRST ONE IS FOCUSED ON ACTUALLY NAMING THE NUMBER OF VEHICLES AND ALSO CONVERTED INTO PERCENT OF TOTAL VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED, BUT WE WANT TO HAVE ELECTRIFIED BY 2030.

UM, THEN THE SECOND PART OF IT HERE IS HAVING THE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE AVAILABLE TO ACTUALLY, UH, CHARGE ALL THOSE VEHICLES.

SO MAKING SURE THAT IT'S ACCURATE, EQUITABLY DISTRIBUTED.

UH, IT'S GOING TO BE A MIX OF ONE, TWO AT LEVEL ONE, TWO IN DC, FAST CHARGING, UM, AND THEN GETTING SOME CONVERSIONS HERE, UM, TO ACTUALLY HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND ACTUALLY WHAT THIS MEANS.

UM, SO IT'S HARD TO SET LIKE THE EXACT TARGET BECAUSE LIKE OVER TIME, UM, THIS IS GOING TO GET ADOPTED AND MORPHED IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

BUT THESE NUMBERS AND QUANTIFICATION HERE, GIVE THE GROUP SORT OF ENOUGH COMPETENCE THAT THIS WOULD GIVE US THE RIGHT GUY FOR THIS TO HAVE THE CHARGING NECESSARY, YOU KNOW, FOR THE LARGE NUMBER OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES THAT YOU'D BE PLANNING FOR AT 2030.

AND THEN THE THIRD TARGET HERE, THIS ONE IS JUST, UM, KIND OF, UH, THE, THE GROUP ON THIS FOCUSED ON THIS THIRD GOAL WAS FOCUSED ON EMERGING ISSUES.

SO THIS ONE, THE IDEA IS THAT WE WOULD GROW THIS EFFORT REGIONALLY BECAUSE YOU KNOW, ELECTRIFICATION IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT WHEN YOU START TALKING ABOUT COMPUTERS FROM PLACES LIKE KYLE AND BUDA AND THE VENDOR.

UM, AND THAT THE OTHER THING IS THAT THIS IS GOING TO EMERGE QUICKLY AND THERE'S GOING TO BE ALL SORTS OF ECONOMIC SHIFTS.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS OF THESE CHANGES AND ADJUST AN EQUITABLE WAY AND END UP CREATING HEALTH BENEFITS FOR ALL AND NOT JUST WEALTHY PEOPLE THAT ARE CURRENTLY BUYING.

SO THOSE ARE THE THREE THERE.

UM, ONE OF THE BRAND NEW, UH, SECTIONS OF THIS PLAN IS NATURAL SYSTEMS. SO, AS KATELYN MENTIONED EARLIER, THIS, YOU KNOW, HEAVILY TIES AND CONNECTS IN WITH, UH, THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE EFFORTS.

SO THESE FIRST TWO, THEY'RE STILL WORKING ON THE EXACT QUANTIFICATION.

QUANTIFICATION IN NATURAL SYSTEMS IS A CHALLENGING SPACE, UM, BECAUSE IT'S HARD TO MEASURE ACTUAL LIKE CARBON FLUX COMING OUT OF, UM, THE ATMOSPHERE.

UM, BUT THE FIRST ONE IS FOCUSED ON NATURAL LANDS, SO PROTECTING, UH, CARBON POOLS AND NATURAL LANDS, UH, TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT CARBON ISN'T DISTURBED AND RELEASED IN THE ATMOSPHERE.

UM, THE SECOND ONE IS AROUND FARMLAND AND FORMERLY IN SOILS.

SO, UH, PROTECTING, UH, PRIME FARMLAND, FARMLAND, SOUL, SOIL, AND UH, MAKING SURE THAT REGENERATIVE ACTION AGRICULTURE OCCURS ON THOSE LANDS.

UH, THE NEXT ONE FOCUSED ON TREES.

TREES ARE OBVIOUSLY A HUGE CARBON STORAGE AREA FOR US RIGHT NOW, UM, AND CREATE ALL SORTS OF BENEFITS.

SO GROWING, UH, THE TREE CANOPY AND MAKING SURE THAT THAT HAPPENS, UM, UH, TO INCREASE EQUITY, UH, AND FOCUS ON AREAS WHERE WE CURRENTLY HAVE LOWER CANOPY.

UM, AND THEN THE LAST ONE IS THE CITY OWNS A LOT OF LAND, UM, AND THE CITY DOES A LOT OF LANDSCAPING ON PARKWAY.

SO, UH, DEVELOPING LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT PLANS THAT ARE NEUTRAL ARE ACTUALLY INCREASED CARBON STORAGE, UM, IN, IN CITY LIGHTS.

UM, ANOTHER ONE OF THE BRAND NEW SECTORS WHICH WE HAVE TRIED TO, YOU KNOW, CREATE THESE BRAND NEW TARGETS AND GOALS AROUND IS, IS CONSUMPTION OF GOODS.

SO THIS IS KIND OF PARALLEL TO, YOU KNOW, ALSO RESOURCE RECOVERY IS DEVELOPING A NEW MASTER PLAN RIGHT NOW AND THIS IS KIND OF FOCUSED ON, UH, THINGS RELATED TO MATERIALS, UM, THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY ASSOCIATED WITH LIKE COMPOST OR RECYCLING MATERIALS COLLECTION, WHICH THEY TEND TO FOCUS ON.

UM, SO THE FIRST ONE HERE IS TO POSITION AUSTIN AS A NATIONAL WASTE LEADER, UH, BY REDUCING CONSUMPTION, UH, COMMUNITY-WIDE PER CAPITA DISPOSABLE RATES.

UM, SO WE'RE IN THE TOP FIVE LOWEST WEIGHTS, UM, AS COMPARED TO OTHER STUDENTS.

SO THE IDEA HERE IS IF WE'RE BUYING LESS STUFF AND WE ARE, UM, FIXING MORE THINGS, USING MORE THINGS THAT WE ARE JUST DISCLOSING IN TOTAL OF LESS MATERIAL, WHICH IS PRESSURE ON, UM, DOWNSTREAM AND UPSTREAM.

UM, THE SECOND ONE IS AROUND IS AROUND INSTITUTIONAL, COMMERCIAL, GOVERNMENTAL PURCHASING.

UM, THIS IS ONE, IT'S COMPLICATED, BUT, UM, YOU KNOW, THE CITY IS BUYING MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF, YOU KNOW, UM, UH, MATERIALS TO BUILD BUILDINGS.

SO WE'RE USING BUILDING MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF, UH, ASPHALT AND CONCRETE TO BUILD ROADS.

SO HOW CAN WE BUILD OUR, UH, LARGE PURCHASING POWER TO, TO REDUCE EMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE UPSTREAM AFFECTS OF, UM, OF INSTITUTIONAL PURCHASING.

UM, AND THEN THERE WILL BE A FOOD GOAL AND FOOD STRATEGIES ASSOCIATED WITH, UM, UH, IMPACTS THAT CONNECTED WITH FOOD.

THAT ONE IS ALSO GOING TO BE FINALIZED BY FRIDAY.

SO, UM, THAT ONE'S IN THE WORKS.

AND THEN TO THE LAST AREA HERE, WE HAVE SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS.

SO AS I MENTIONED EARLIER,

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WE ARE, YOU KNOW, AS THE AUSTIN ENERGY GENERATION PLAN WAS ADOPTED AND THOSE TARGETS AND GOALS AND ACTIVITIES FIT RIGHT INTO THIS PLAN.

UM, YOU KNOW, INCREASING RENEWABLE ENERGY AS IT'S DELIVERED TO ALL OF OUR BUILDINGS.

THAT'S A HUGE PART OF OUR PLAN, BUT THERE'S MORE THAT CAN BE DONE WITH BUILDINGS, UM, BEYOND JUST THE CARBON INTENSITY OF ELECTRICITY.

SO, UH, THE FIRST ONE HERE WE HAVE IS BY 28 FOR ALL NEW BUILDINGS TO BE NET ZERO CARBON AND THERE'S DETAILS ON THAT DEFINITION OF NET ZERO CARBON.

UM, AND THAT BY 2040, WE WOULD AIM FOR ALL, ALL EXISTING BUILDINGS.

SO THAT WOULD BE NEW BUILDINGS AND EXISTING BUILDINGS YOU NET TO YOUR APARTMENT BY 2040, UM, WHILE ALSO STRIVING TO REDUCE ENERGY BURDEN ACROSS THE CITY.

UH, THE SECOND ONE HERE IS THIS ONE WAS A JOINT EFFORT BETWEEN THE CONSUMPTION GROUP AND THE BUILDINGS GROUP, UM, IS LOOKING AT BUILDING MATERIALS.

YOU KNOW, THERE HAS BEEN A, YOU KNOW, A MASSIVE BOOM OF CONSTRUCTION IN THE CITY AND WHETHER YOU USE STEEL OR CONCRETE OR WOOD IN THE MIX OF THOSE MATERIALS CAN HAVE A HUGE UPSTREAM IMPACT ON THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF A BUILDING IS IT'S BILL.

UM, SO THE GOAL HERE, THIS ONE IS KIND OF GOING TO TAKE A LOT MORE STUDY CAUSE THIS IS A REALLY KIND OF EMERGING AREA.

THE IDEA HERE IS TO REDUCE EMBODIED CARBON FOOTPRINT OF BUILDING MATERIALS AND LOCAL CONSTRUCTION, UM, BY 40% FROM A 20, 20 BASELINE.

THAT'S STILL SORT OF NEEDS TO BE SET.

SO, UM, THIS TARGET IS LOOKING AT KIND OF EXISTING BENCHMARKS.

THIS IS REALLY, UH, AN EMERGING RESEARCH AREA.

SO DIVING INTO THAT.

UM, THE THIRD ONE HERE IS, UH, IS REFRIGERANTS.

THIS IS A REFRIGERANT.

SO THE CHEMICALS THAT ARE IN AIR CONDITIONERS, UM, AND REFRIGERATORS, BASICALLY WHAT MAKES COOLING POSSIBLE.

THOSE CHEMICALS ARE LINKED TO THE ATMOSPHERE AND NOT ONLY, OH, WHAT OTHER ONES HAVE VERY LARGE GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIALS.

SO, UM, THE IDEA HERE IS BY 2030, WE WOULD REDUCE EMISSIONS FROM REFRIGERANT LEAKAGE BY 25%.

SO THERE'S STRATEGIES AROUND SWITCHING REFRIGERANTS, REDUCING RISK, REFRIGERANTS, UM, THE AMOUNT USED, CAPTURING, DESTROYING LEAKAGE, ALL THAT STUFF.

THIS IS ALSO A BRAND NEW KIND OF CUTTING EDGE AREA.

UM, AND THEN THE LAST ONE HERE IS THIS ONE IS KIND OF WORDY NOW AND WE'RE STILL WORKING ON THIS ONE.

BUT, UM, WE WANTED TO HAVE A CONNECTION BACK TO THE WATER FORWARD PLAN.

AND THAT PLAN IS, YOU KNOW, SUPER IMPORTANT AND AS THESE LONGTERM TARGETS, BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, IT'S REALLY ELEVATED THAT REACHING OUR COMMUNITY WIDE DEMAND TARGETS FOR, UH, INCREASING CONSERVATION AND DECREASING WATER EFFICIENCY, YOU KNOW, NOT ONLY HAS A LARGE EFFECT ON THE ENERGY USAGE OF AWESOME WATER BUT ALSO IS JUST LIKE SUPER IMPORTANT FOR RESILIENCE AND LIKE LONGTERM WATER.

SO THAT IS SORT OF THE PREVIEW OF ALL THE DRAFT GOALS AS WE HAVE THEM RIGHT NOW.

UM, AND, AND LIKE I SAID, THERE ARE, YOU KNOW, THIS IS 19 DRAFT GOALS AND THEN AS WE ADD IN, YOU KNOW, THREE, FOUR OR FIVE STRATEGIES BENEATH EACH OF THESE, UM, THERE ARE CLOSE TO A HUNDRED LIKE, UH, STRATEGIES THAT HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED AND FULLY WRITTEN OUT BELOW THE, SO ALL OF THAT DETAIL IS WHAT IS BEING REVIEWED RIGHT NOW BY THE STEERING COMMITTEE AND YEAH.

YEAH, IT'S A, IT'S ALL COMING TOGETHER.

WELL, I CAN, UH, I GUESS OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS NOW.

THANKS A LOT, ZACH.

I THINK THAT WAS A GREAT OVERVIEW.

UM, ANYBODY HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS ON THOSE DRAFT GOALS OR THE PROCESS TIMELINE? UM, I, I GUESS I DO.

UM, YOU MENTIONED THE GOAL OF 20% OF COMMUTE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND 20% AS WORKED FROM HOME.

AND I'M JUST WONDERING IF THOSE ARE, ARE THOSE SORT OF, UH, JUST GOALS OR ARE THEY BASED ON, ON SOME SORT OF DATA TREND LINES, ET CETERA? IF SO, WHAT DATA AND TREND LINES AND IS THAT DATA OR TREND LINES PRE OR POST COBIT BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE, YOU KNOW, THE, THE, THE CURVE ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MIGHT GO DOWN AND THE CURB I'M WORKING FOR HOME, I GO UP, UH, THAT'LL BE THE LAST THREE MONTHS.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO KNOW WHERE THOSE NUMBERS COME FROM.

YEAH.

UM, SO, SO LET'S SEE.

SO THOSE NUMBERS ARE, UM, TRAUMATICALLY HIGHER THAN LIKE WHERE WE ARE CURRENTLY.

UM, AND I THINK YOU'D BE RIGHT THAT WE ARE, WE'RE PROBABLY CLOSER TO LIKE, AS WE SPEAK RIGHT NOW, PROBABLY CLOSER TO THE 20% COMMUTES BY WORKING FROM HOME.

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WE'RE PROBABLY EVEN FURTHER AWAY FROM THE PUBLIC TRANSIT NUMBERS.

UM, YOU KNOW, THE PUBLIC TRANSIT NUMBERS, IT'S, YOU KNOW, THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF THESE AREAS WHERE OUR PLAN HAS TO KIND OF ALIGN WITH PROJECT CONNECT.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, THIS, THE GOAL OF 20% COMMUTES BY PUBLIC TRANSIT IS BUILT OFF OF UH, YOU KNOW, CITY STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN GOAL.

UM, BUT MEETING THAT GOAL IS REALLY HINGES ON PROJECT CONNECT GOING THROUGH AND GETTING FULLY BUILT OUT AND EVERYONE ACTUALLY LIKE GETTING ON IT AND USING IT BY 2030.

UM, SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SEE HOW THE REALITY OF ECHO WILL COMES TOGETHER AS THE SUMMER PLAYS OUT.

AND AS YOU KNOW, WE WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WITH PROJECT CONNECT.

SO, UM, SO LIKE I WOULD IMAGINE IF THEY DRAMATICALLY CHANGED THE PROPOSAL TO PROJECT CONNECT, UM, BETWEEN NOW AND THE FALL, WE WOULD PROBABLY ADJUST THAT TARGET TO TRY TO WHAT MATCH A LITTLE BIT MORE LIKE WHAT WE THINK IS REALITY SO THAT THE TARGET AS IT IS NOW IS FRONT TO CONNECT, GETS BUILT OUT.

WE'RE SUPER SUCCESSFUL AT GETTING PEOPLE ON TO THAT AND WE REALLY LIKE ACCELERATE GETTING PEOPLE ON TRANSIT INTO THE FUTURE.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

THANK YOU.

HEY, ROB.

UH, GOT A QUESTION OR TWO? MMM.

UH, ZACK, UH, SORRY I HAD GOTTEN THIS UP.

I'M JUST TRYING TO FIND IT.

PRESS OPEN SCREENS.

UM, SO I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO GO TO A NUMBER OF OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS FOR APPROVAL.

UM, I THINK PLANNING AND MAYBE ENVIRONMENTAL AND OTHERS AND UH, AS I'M LOOKING THROUGH, UH, UH, UM, GOALS LIKE IN TRANSPORTATION AND LAND USE, THERE ARE SOME TERMS THAT I THINK I UNDERSTAND THE MEANING LIKE DEEPLY AFFORDABLE UNITS.

IS THERE SOMEPLACE THAT THAT'S DEFINED OR IS THAT GOING TO BE DEFINED WITHIN THE REPORT? YEAH, IT'LL BE DEFINED WITHIN A REPORT.

SO EACH ONE OF THESE SECTIONS AT ALL.

I FIGURED, SO THERE'S GOING TO BE A, AND I THINK YOU SAID THIS, THERE'S GOING TO BE A DEEP DIVE UNDER THIS.

LIKE THERE IS IN THE CURRENT REPORT THAT SORT OF HIT BACK ON WHAT THESE, EACH OF THESE MEASURES IS ABOUT THAT ALSO.

YEAH.

YEAH.

SO THERE'S NUMEROUS DETAILED GOAL OR DETAILED STRATEGIES ON THESE AND THERE WILL ALSO BE A LIGHTEN UP ABOUT LIKE THIS WHOLE SECTION.

SO YES, THIS IS JUST A VERY, DON'T KNOW.

SO WE'VE HAD SOME AND PLANNING, WE'VE HAD SOME CONVERSATIONS ABOUT LIKE, UM, BUT, UH, THE BROAD, UH, STRATEGIC GOALS THAT WE'VE, THAT HAVE BEEN LAID OUT, LIKE ARE LAID OUT IN, UM, IN THE CLIMATE PLAN OR IN THE MOBILITY PLAN.

UM, I WONDER IF, UH, UH, WHO'S GOING TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MEASURING OUR PROGRESS.

IS THAT GOING TO FALL AT LEAST FOR CLIMATE? IS THAT GOING TO FALL ON STANDARD SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE OR WHAT RESPONSIBILITY DO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS LIKE PLANNING HAVE OR SHOULD THEY HAVE IN MONITORING OUR PROGRESS OR KEEPING TRACK OF OUR PROGRESS? YEAH, THAT'S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION.

UM, WELL, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF MEASURING THE PROGRESS, I MEAN, OUR OFFICE WILL BE DOING THE MEASURING AND REPORTING EVERY YEAR.

AND YOU KNOW, FOR THINGS LIKE THIS, WE'LL BE WORKING WITH, YOU KNOW, NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING AND, UH, PLANNING AND, UH, AN ATV AND OTHERS TO COLLECT THE DATA TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU REPORT ON THIS.

UM, BUT MORE WHAT YOU'RE GETTING TO IS, YOU KNOW, IS ACCOUNTABILITY.

AND YOU KNOW, I THINK THE WHOLE, AND THIS IS STILL A, YOU KNOW, A THING TO BE DEVELOPED IN AS WE CREATE THIS PLANNING EFFORT.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, HAVING QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENT FOR THESE DIFFERENT SECTORS I THINK IS A HUGE STEP FORWARD FOR ACCOUNTABILITY, RIGHT? BECAUSE IN OUR FIRST FINAL PLAN, THERE WERE NO LIKE A QUANTITATIVE SUB TARGETS LIKE THAT.

SO IT WAS HARD TO KNOW WHERE WE ACTUALLY BEING SUCCESSFUL OR NOT.

SO, SO NOW THAT WE HAVE THESE, WE JUST NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WHETHER IT'S BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS OR IT'S DEPARTMENTS, UM, IN THEIR, IN THEIR OWN PLANS, LIKE WHETHER IT'S COUNCIL OR WHOEVER IT IS ACTUALLY, UH, GRABS A WHOLE HOLD OF ALL THESE SUB GOALS AND MAKE SURE THAT, UH,

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ACCOUNTABILITY IS NO, I THINK THAT'S GREAT.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

I SAW, I'M JUST LOOKING AT THIS, THIS PAGE ON TRANSPORTATION AND LAND GOALS AND THERE'S A COUPLE THAT ARE LIKE, CLEARLY WITHIN LANDINGS RESPONSIBILITY AND PLANNING COULD BE LIKE, OKAY, WELL THIS IS GOING TO ADD, YOU KNOW, ANOTHER 150 DEEPLY AFFORDABLE UNITS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

BUT THEN THERE'S, THERE ARE THINGS THAT I THINK TOUCH A NUMBER OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND CITY DEPARTMENTS, LIKE HOW WE IMPROVE, UH, PUBLIC TRANSIT, 20% TOTAL COMMUTES.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT PLANNING HAS THIS INDIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR LIKE INSURING OR, YOU KNOW, PUTTING A PREMIUM ON A ZONING CHANGE THAT BUILDS, BUILDS DENSITY AROUND, UH, UH, KEY TRANSIT STOPS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND THAT'S WHERE IT'S SORT OF LIKE, IT'S, IT'S REALLY LIKE, I REALLY LIKE METRICS.

THEY REALLY FOCUS THE MIND, UM, BUT WHERE IT'S UNCLEAR WHERE THE RESPONSIBILITY LIES, PROGRESS