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YES,

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BUT IN MUCH DETAIL.

AND SO WE WANTED TO PROVIDE SOME ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE THAT WE HAVE FROM THE DISCUSSIONS THAT WE HAD AND THEN REALLY MAKE SURE THAT THERE WAS ENOUGH TIME FOR DISCUSSION HERE.

AGAIN, THERE'S NEVER GOING TO BE ENOUGH RESOURCES TO FILL THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

UH, AND AS WE MOVE FORWARD, WE'RE GOING TO NEED AS MUCH FLEXIBILITY AROUND THESE FUNDS AS POSSIBLE.

AND SO KEEP AN EYE TOWARDS THAT AS YOU HEAR THIS PRESENTATION.

BUT THOSE WILL BE THE COMMON THEMES AROUND NEEDING THAT FLEXIBILITY BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW, WE DON'T KNOW.

AND AS THE SITUATION RAPIDLY EVOLVES, WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE THAT ROOM TO MANEUVER SOME OF THESE FUNDING SOURCES IN THE FUTURE DEPENDING ON HOW OUR COMMUNITY RESPONDS TO THOSE PANDEMIC.

SO WHAT THAT ALTERNATIVE TO OUR DEPUTY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AT AT VENUE.

THANK YOU CITY MANAGER.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS AND BENDING A DEPUTY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.

I DO WANT TO SAY AGAIN THAT WE, UM, I EMAILED THIS PRESENTATION AND THE PROPOSED SPENDING FRAMEWORK TO YOU AT ONE 15 TODAY.

WE ALSO DISTRIBUTED THE SPENDING FRAMEWORK, UM, YESTERDAY.

SO YOU'VE HAD IT FOR ABOUT 24 HOURS.

UM, WE DO APOLOGIZE FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO GET YOU THESE MATERIALS SOONER, BUT WE WERE ALL WORKING, UH, YOU KNOW, AS FAST AS WE POSSIBLY CAN ON THIS IMPORTANT SUBJECT.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE WERE MAKING CHANGES TO THIS PRESENTATION RIGHT UP UNTIL ABOUT ONE O'CLOCK TODAY.

UM, I DO UNDERSTAND THE TIME CONSTRAINTS, SO I'LL TRY TO BE BRIEF IN MY COMMENTS AND ASK ALL OF THE SPEAKERS BEHIND ME TO LIKEWISE, UM, ERR ON THE SIDE OF BREVITY.

UM, LET ME SHARE MY SCREEN WITH YOU SO YOU CAN, UM, YOU CAN HAVE THE PRESENTATION UP, EVERYONE ABLE TO SEE THAT.

NOT YET.

GOTCHA.

HARRINGTON.

ALRIGHT, SO THE AGENDA FOR TODAY, I WANTED TO SPEND A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT HOW WE REORGANIZE OUR SPENDING FRAMEWORK.

I KNOW THERE IS SOMETHING FUSION ABOUT HOW WE PRESENTED IT.

UM, PREVIOUSLY WE GOT A LOT OF GREAT FEEDBACK, UM, AT THE MAIN 19TH WORK SESSION AND WE ALSO GOT FEEDBACK FROM OUR COBIT 19 FISCAL HEALTH CABINET.

SO WE'VE TRIED TO REORGANIZE IT BASED UPON THAT FEEDBACK.

I WOULD JUST STRESS IT'S A REORGANIZATION.

WE ARE NOT CHANGING THE PRIORITY FROM WHAT YOU SAW ON MAY 19TH.

WE'RE JUST TRYING TO PRESENT THE INFORMATION THAT MAYBE MAKES IT A LITTLE BIT MORE CLEAR WHAT, WHAT DOLLARS ARE GOING INTO EACH OF THE BUCKETS.

UM, I WILL SPEND JUST A ONE SLIDE TO TALK ABOUT THE, A PORTION OF THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE SPENDING.

UM, AND THEN WE WILL TURN IT OVER TO STEPHANIE HAYDEN TO WALK US THROUGH THE, UM, PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL PORTION OF THE FRAMEWORK.

UM, AND THEN THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A BROAD BASKET CATEGORY.

AND SO THERE'S GOING TO BE SEVERAL SPEAKERS THAT ARE GONNA HELP MOVE US THROUGH THE SPENDING FRAMEWORK.

AGAIN, WE'LL TRY TO GET THROUGH IT QUICKLY SO THAT WE CAN GET TO YOUR COMMENTS AND DISCUSSIONS.

BUT I THINK SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS, UM, MAYBE THINGS WE CAN ANSWER JUST BY GETTING THROUGH THIS PRESENTATION.

UM, SO IN REGARD TO THE REORGANIZATION, JUST TO REITERATE, WE'RE, UH, CHANGES HOW WE ORGANIZE THEIR FRAMEWORK.

UM, BUT WE'RE NOT CHANGING OUR FUNDING PRIORITIES.

UM, AGAIN, I SENT THAT, I SENT THAT SPREADSHEET TO YOU, THAT TABLE, UM, THAT LAYS THIS OUT IN MORE DETAIL.

I COULD BRING THAT UP IN THE SCREEN AS WELL IF IT HELPS US FACILITATE YOUR CONVERSATION.

BUT ESSENTIALLY THE BOTTOM FOUR BULLETS HERE SUMMARIZES THE CHANGES WE HAVE MADE TO THE FRAMEWORK FIRST.

UM, WE SPLIT THE FUNDING FOR COUNCILS NAMED INITIATIVES INTO THEIR PROGRAM COMPONENTS.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, THE RISE PROGRAM, WHICH COUNCIL

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APPROVED FOR $15 MILLION, HAD FUNDING IN IT, UM, RELATED TO FINANCIAL AND DIRECT ECONOMIC SUPPORT, FOOD ASSISTANCE AS WELL AS RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE FRAMEWORK NOW, YOU WILL SEE THE RIDE PROGRAM REFLECTED IN THOSE THREE DIFFERENT BUCKETS.

UM, WE ADDED A COLUMN TO THE FRAMEWORK, UH, FOR FUNDING NOTES AND THEN MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU TO IDENTIFY WHICH OF THESE DIFFERENT PROGRAM AREAS, HOW FUNDING FROM THE RISE PROGRAM FROM ARCHER, FROM CLEAR, ET CETERA.

SO THAT WAS ONE REARRANGEMENT OF THE FRAMEWORK.

HOPEFULLY THAT MAKES IT EASIER FOR YOU TO SEE.

UM, UM, WHAT STAFF'S RECOMMENDED PRIORITIES ARE SECOND.

UH, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS LAST TIME.

WE WEREN'T IN A POSITION LAST TIME WE PRESENTED THE FRAMEWORK.

UM, WE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO PUT A DOLLAR AMOUNT OUT FOR THE AUSTIN CONSERVATION FOR, WE'VE NOW INCLUDED $2 MILLION IN THE FRAMEWORK FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, SPECIFICALLY THE AUSTIN CONSERVATION CORE.

AND THEN WE THINK THAT'LL BE A COMBINATION OF EXISTING DEPARTMENT BUDGETS AND PERHAPS SOME FUNDING FROM THE FRONT OF VIRUS RELIEF FUND AS WELL.

BUT THERE IS A LOT OF FUNDING THROUGHOUT THE, UH, THE CITY'S BUDGET AND THERE'S A LOT OF INTEREST FROM DEPARTMENTS TO, UM, PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM AND THIS APPROACH TO DELIVERING CITY SERVICES.

UM, NEXT WE, UH, RECLASSIFIED AND IT REALLY IS MOVING IT AROUND.

UM, SOME OF THESE CATEGORIES OVERLAP, BUT WE TOOK 2.3 MILLION THAT HAD BEEN IN THE TESTING CATEGORY.

UM, ON THE MAY 19TH FRAMEWORK.

WE PUT THAT INTO THE PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS CATEGORY BECAUSE IT WAS TESTING SPECIFIC TO NURSING HOMES.

AND SO WE, WE HEARD THAT THERE WAS AN INTEREST IN SEEING THE, UH, THE DOLLAR, HER SPENDING TO PROTECT MODEL AND WILL POPULATIONS ALL IN ONE PLACE.

AND SO THAT'S WHY WE MOVED THAT 2.3 MILLION AGAINST NOT A CHANGE IN THE PURPOSE OF THE PRIORITIES.

IT'S JUST A CHANGE IN HOW WE'RE CATEGORIZING IT.

SO WE COULD FULLY REFLECT THE, UH, THE AMOUNT OF MONEY IN THAT AREA.

AND THEN FINALLY, UM, WE HAD SOME QUESTIONS LAST TIME ABOUT OUR THOUGHT PROCESS BEHIND THE CONTINGENCY FUNDS.

OUR CONTINGENCY AMOUNT, YOU KNOW, THAT AMOUNT WE WERE RECOMMENDING THAT WE HOLD BACK FOR UNCERTAINTIES IS ABOUT 12%.

BUT REALLY OUR THINKING ON THAT CONTINGENCY WAS, UM, WE FELT IT WAS PRIMARILY NEEDED, UM, TO ADDRESS PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL NEEDS IF THE DISEASE, IF THERE'S A RESURGENCE IN THE NUMBER OF CASES.

UM, WE ENDED UP SEEING HER A HOSPITAL'S OVERWHELMED.

THERE'S JUST SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY.

AND SO WE THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT AREAS THAT WE NEED TO BE RESERVING, UM, SOME FUNDS TO ADDRESS SHOULD IT COME.

UM, AND THEN THE SECOND AREA, UH, UM, THAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING SOME CONTINGENCY FORWARDS AND THE AMERICAN IN THE AREA OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE, UM, BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY IN REGARDS TO HOW THE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS ARE CHANGING AND ADDITIONAL FUNDS THAT MAY BE NEEDED TO, UM, HELP OFFSET DEPARTMENT OPERATING EXPENSES AND TO FUND CRITICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAMS. SO I'M GONNA JUST MOVE ON REAL QUICK THEN.

UM, THAT EMERGENCY RESPONSE CATEGORY, IT'S JUST KIND OF OUR, OUR SHORTEST CATEGORY.

THERE'S REALLY ONLY THREE PROGRAM BUCKETS, UM, OVERALL 105 POINT $5 MILLION.

AND MAYBE JUST A QUICK REMINDER, UM, UM, THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IN TOTAL AROUND $270 MILLION OF FUNDING.

AS PART AS THE CITY'S RESPONSE, THE FUNDING, WE HAVE TO RESPOND TO, UH, THE COBIT 19 CRISIS AND WE'RE LOOKING AT THAT AROUND EMERGENCY RESPONSE, UM, UM, MEDICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH NEEDS AND THEN ECONOMIC SUPPORT FOR OUR BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SUFFERING AS A RESULT OF THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF VOTED 19.

THE SOURCES OF FUNDING ARE, ARE, ARE FEMA DOLLARS AND THEN FEDERAL MONEY THAT ARE COMING THROUGH TO US THROUGH THE CARE.

ZACK, UM, AS WELL AS, UH, THE CITY'S RESERVES AND SOME PORTION OF OUR EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET.

SO KIND OF THE SOURCES AND BROAD USES OF FUNDING, BUT IN THAT EMERGENCY RESPONSE CATEGORY, 105.5 MILLION, 30 MILLION OF IT IS OUR ESTIMATED AMOUNT THAT WOULD BE A FEMA REIMBURSEMENT RELATED TO, UM, OUR DIRECT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

THINK ABOUT THIS IS THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER, UM, OVERTIME HOURS THAT ARE BEING WORKED BY VARIOUS STAFF THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND, UM, OUR EFFORT TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE, UM, THAT THAT'S WHAT THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CARE CATEGORY IS.

AND WE DO ENVISION THAT BEING LARGELY, UM, REIMBURSED THROUGH FEMA.

THE NEXT BULLET, $68 MILLION IS THE OPPOSITE APARTMENT OPERATING EXPENSES THAT ARE SUBSTANTIALLY DEDICATED TO PROBE IN 19.

WE WOULDN'T DISSIPATE A LOT OF THIS BEING IN OUR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, FIRE DEPARTMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, BUT THEY HAD SUBSTANTIALLY CHANGED HOW THEIR OPERATE OPERATING AND THE PROGRAMS THEY'RE DELIVERING TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY.

UM, AND THESE EXPENSES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT THROUGH THE CORONA VIRUS RELIEF FUND.

UM,

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AND THEN FINALLY SEVEN AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS, WE WERE RECOMMENDING TO KIND OF HOLD IN RESERVES FOR UNKNOWNS AND UNCERTAINTIES.

SEVEN AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR.

UM, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING FOR A CONTINGENCY AMOUNT IN THIS CATEGORY.

I'M GOING TO QUICKLY TRANSITION IT OVER TO STEPHANIE HAYDEN AND ASK HER IF SHE COULD WALK US THROUGH THE MEDICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH SUMMARY.

THANK YOU.

AND UM, WE HAVE, UM, WHAT THE DEPARTMENT HAS DONE IS WE PUT TOGETHER A PLAN THAT WILL CARRY US, UM, FROM THE MONTH OF MAY THROUGH THE END OF DECEMBER.

AND THIS PAGE HAS OUR HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW.

AS YOU CAN SEE, UM, BASED UPON ALL OF THE AREAS WHERE WE NEED, UM, THE STAFFING CASE, INVESTIGATION, CONTACT TRACING, PUBLIC INFORMATION, LANGUAGE ACCESS TESTING, SHELTER SERVICES IN CONTRACT MANAGEMENT, JUST TO NAME A FEW.

WE ARE COLLABORATING WITH THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, UM, JUST TO DETERMINE IF THERE ARE OTHER TEMPORARY STAFF ACROSS THE CITY THAT MAY BE ABLE TO TRANSITION INTO THESE ROLES AS WELL AS UM, DETERMINING IF THERE ARE OTHER CITY STAFF THAT CAN TRANSITION INTO THIS ROLE.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET STAFF THAT WILL BE ABLE TO BE REASSIGNED UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR AS WE HAVE DONE THE PLANNING FOR THE END OF THE YEAR.

THE NEXT BUCKET HAS THE COMMODITIES, THE CONTRACTUALS AND COMMODITIES.

AND SO AS YOU CAN SEE, THAT'S WHERE MOST OF OUR TESTING IS HAPPENING.

BUT IT'S ALSO WHERE OUR SHELTERS IN QUARANTINE FACILITIES ARE.

AND SO I'M, UM, ABOUT THREE FOURTHS OF THE RECOMMENDATION IS FOCUSED ON OUR, UM, EPIDEMIOLOGY RESPONSE, OUR TESTING, OUR SHELTERING AND SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS.

AND AS ED SPOKE TO EARLIER, THE 25 MINUTES, A MILLION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH CONTINGENCY WOULD BE BASICALLY WOULD OVERLAY.

AND SO IF YOU CAN MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SO AS YOU CAN SEE, WE PUT TOGETHER, UH, THE BUGGY PLEASURE RECOMMENDATIONS BY EXPENDITURE CATEGORY.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE EXPENDITURE CATEGORY, THIS IS WHAT WE PLAN THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR.

IN THE EVENT WE HAVE, UM, THE SURGEONS THAT, YOU KNOW, UM, ACCORDING TO THE MODELING THAT WE'VE SEEN A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT ONES.

UM, WE CAN SURGE UP, UM, IN THE MONTHS OF JUNE, JULY, BUT WE CAN ALSO CARE FOR THE WINTER MONTHS, UM, AS WE MOVE INTO FLU SEASON.

AND SO WE WOULD ADD THE ADDITIONAL FUNDING ACROSS THESE CATEGORIES TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO SCALE UP OUR OPERATIONS.

UM, AND IT'D BE A SEAMLESS, UM, PROCESS NEXT SLIDE YET.

SO THIS PROVIDES YOU A RIGHT DOWN FROM THE, FROM THE PREVIOUS SLIDE AND GIVES YOU THE INFORMATION FOR EACH OF THE BUCKETS.

UM, SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DID PLAN FOR, UM, JUST IN CASE WE MAY NEED THEM TIMELY, WE HAVE FOUR PROTECTIVE, UH, LODGING FACILITIES AND UM, AND IT HAS TO PROVIDE, YOU KNOW, KIND OF THE SPECTRUM OF EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BE IN THOSE SPACES.

AND SO, UM, WE HAVE BUDGETED IN THE EVENT THAT WE NEED TO ADD ANOTHER ONE TO HAVE FIVE THAT WILL TAKE US THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR.

IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO BUDGET FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES AT THOSE LODGES BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT OUR VULNERABLE POPULATION WILL NEED THOSE SUPPORTIVE SERVICES.

UM, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, WE PUT OUR, OUR, OUR BUDGET IN FOR TESTING.

AND SO YOU SEE, WE'VE ASKED FOR 80,000 TEST KITS, WHICH INCLUDES OUR LAB PROCESSING.

AND I KNOW SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THE PLAN THAT WE SUBMITTED LAST WEEK THAT WE PROVIDED TO, TO YOUR OFFICES, BUT IT WAS A FEDERAL REQUIREMENT.

SO WE PROVIDED IT TO THE FEDERAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AS WELL AS THE, UM, WE SENT A COPY OF IT TO OUR, UM, THE STATE, THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES.

NOW, WITHIN THAT PLAN, UM, WE HAVE, UM, WE HAVE PLANNED OUT THAT WE WOULD START TO INCREASE OUR LEVEL OF TESTING.

SO IN JULY YOU CAN SEE WE WOULD BE AT 60,000 TESTS AND I KNOW YOU'RE ASKING AND THINKING, HMM, YOU PUT 80,000 TEST ON HERE.

WHAT WE'RE ANTICIPATING IS, IS WE'VE ALREADY PUT AN ORDER INTO THE STATE, UM, TO RECEIVE 2000 TESTS FOR 2000 TESTS

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FOR WEEK HAS KIDS PER WEEK.

UM, WE ARE ALSO ANTICIPATING THAT MORE PARTNERS WILL COME ONLINE AS MOST OF YOU HAVE KNOWN.

UM, THERE ARE FIVE CVS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY THAT ARE PROVIDING THESE SERVICES.

AND SO WE ARE ANTICIPATING THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE, UH, MORE APARTMENTS THAT ARE GOING TO COME INTO THIS SPACE.

THE OTHER THING, UM, UM, WE, WE ARE MOVING TO DO MORE MOBILE TESTING.

WE'VE DONE SOME JUST A SMALL LEVEL OF MOBILE TESTING AND SO, UH, WE ARE IN CONTRACTS IN, IN, IN CONVERSATIONS WITH THE VENDOR, UM, THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE SOME MOBILE TESTING FOR US.

AND SO WE ARE GOING TO DO A SIMILAR MODEL OF HOW WE DO FOR HIV TESTING, WHERE WE TAKE TESTING TO THE COMMUNITY AND BE ABLE TO DO TESTING IN ZIP CODES WHERE WE SEE THAT THERE IS A HIGH NUMBER OF, OF INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE POSITIVE IN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS.

WE'VE HAD REQUESTS FROM FAITH BASED, UM, INSTITUTIONS THAT WOULD LIKE FOR US TO DO SOME TESTING THERE AS WELL.

SO WE ARE GOING TO UM, UH, REFINE THAT PLAN AND DEVELOP THAT AND ROLL THAT OUT AS WELL.

SO WE ARE REALLY LOOKING AT HOW WE CAN REACH THE MOST VULNERABLE POPULATIONS IN THIS CASE AND PROVIDE THAT SERVICE.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, AN ED MENTIONED THIS IN HIS HIGHLIGHTS, UM, WITH THE, UM, $3 MILLION FOR THE NURSING HOMES, BUT WE ALSO DON'T WANT TO LOSE SIGHT OF THE PLANNING AND RESEARCH THAT WE HAVE, UM, THAT WE WILL BE WORKING WITH.

UM, UT, UM, DALE ON THESE TWO STUDIES.

IT'S UM, LIED IT, THIS PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, OUR MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, WHICH IS OUR PPE, UM, AND UM, OTHER, UM, AREAS THAT WE FEEL ARE IMPORTANT.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT FOR US TO, UM, BRING ON SOME TEMPORARY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT STAFF WITH ALL OF THESE CONTRACTS THAT WE HAVE WITH, WITH THE RISE AND ANY OTHER CONTRACTS THAT MAY COME AVAILABLE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE STAFF TO BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH, UM, THE PROCESS OF, OF GETTING THE MONEY OUT TO THE VENDORS AND WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH THEM.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, UM, WE HAVE, WE ARE GOING TO UH, PUT TOGETHER A, UM, INDUCE MORE TARGET MEDIA AND WE ARE LOOKING AT OUR, UM, MATERIALS AND WE'VE INCLUDED MONEY FOR TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION.

BUT WE'VE ALSO UM, HAVE, UM, THUS FAR BEEN USING SOME PORTABLE TARTLETS AND HAND WASHING STATE, UM, STATIONS FOR OUR, UH, HOMELESS COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU.

MMM.

ALRIGHT.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE, UM, VERONICA IS GOING TO THIS AREA, ECONOMIC SUPPORT, GOOD AFTERNOON COUNCIL, VERONICA SANYO, CHIEF ECONOMIC RECOVERY OFFICER FOR THE CITY.

I WILL TRANSITION US INTO THE DISCUSSION OF ECONOMIC SUPPORT AS ED HAS MENTIONED, THAT IS A BROAD, UH, DISCUSSION ON HOW WE'RE APPROACHING SUPPORT.

AND SO THE NEXT SERIES OF SLIDES WILL BE PRESENTED TO YOU BY DIRECTORS.

THOSE ARE RARELY TRUE LOVE, STEPHANIE HAYDEN AND SYNOVIAL HALT.

ROB.

THE WORK THAT WE'VE BEEN DONE HAS BEEN UNDER THE ADVISEMENT OF HARDSHIP CHIEF EQUITY OFFICER, BRIAN OAKS, AS WELL AS BRIEF BRONCO AND ED HIMSELF.

I WANTED TO STATE BEFORE WE GET STARTED, WE STARTED THIS PROCESS BY HAVING THE PRIORITY TO FIGHT THE PENDANT AND THEN DOING THAT WE CONSULTED AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH FIRST AND FOREMOST.

AND STEPHANIE HAS WALKED US THROUGH HOW WE SUGGEST WE ALLOCATE THESE OR RECOMMEND THAT WE ALLOCATE THESE FUNDS TOWARDS FIGHTING THE ENDEMIC, AND ONCE THAT WAS DISCUSSED, THEN WE STARTED LOOKING AT THE ADDITIONAL PRIORITIES, KNOWING THAT WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE FUNDS THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS ALL THE NEED AND KNOWING THAT THE NEED IS GREAT IN OUR COMMUNITY.

WE WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM TO PROPOSE A PLAN THAT RECOMMENDS THE USE OF THESE FUNDS IN A WAY TOWARDS ECONOMIC SUPPORT.

AND IT'S DOING IT FROM BOTH THE INDIVIDUAL PERSPECTIVE AS WELL AS THE ORGANIZATION PERSPECTIVE, WHETHER THAT ORGANIZATION IS A BUSINESS OR A NONPROFIT OR ANOTHER TYPE OF ENTITY.

WE ALSO, AS WE PUT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TOGETHER, WE BASED IT ON DATA.

WE'RE LOOKING AT THE DATA THAT WE DO HAVE AVAILABLE WITH THE PROGRAMS THAT WE ARE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW, NEW PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW IN THE SPACE, AND THAT'S DONE ACROSS THE BOARD AND ACROSS OUR DEPARTMENTS, BOTH HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

SO BEFORE I THREW IT OVER TO THE DIRECTORS TO GO INTO THE DETAILS OF EACH OF THESE BULLETS AND YOU SEE A SLIDE WITH MULTIPLE BULLETS OF HOW WE'RE RECOMMENDING THE USE OF FUNDS.

UM, I'VE ASKED

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JOHN HOCKEY NEWS, WHO'S OUR CONSULTANT IN THE MATTER OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY, UH, TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE LAY OF THE LAND AND KIND OF SET THE STAGE FOR US.

AND FROM THERE WE'LL GO OVER AS JOHN, DO YOU MIND TAKING OVER? OF COURSE.

MAYOR COUNCIL, THANKS VERY MUCH FOR HAVING ME.

UH, ONCE AGAIN, INTERESTING TIMES, RIGHT? AND SO I, IN THE INTEREST OF BEING FAIRLY CONCISE AND BEING FAIRLY BRIEF, I WILL TELL YOU KIND OF HOW WE ARE LOOKING AT THIS AND THINKING ABOUT HOW IT APPLIES TO THE EFFORT HERE TODAY TO BEGIN TO SORT ORGANIZING THE FRAMEWORK AROUND HOW WE'RE GOING TO MAKE FUNDS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY.

THE FIRST PHASE I THINK WE HAVE SORT OF GONE THROUGH OR IN THE PROCESS OF GOING THROUGH IS WHAT I WOULD THINK OF AS KIND OF THE INITIAL ROUND OF IDENTIFICATION, STABILIZATION.

IT IS PLAYING OUT LARGELY AS WE THOUGHT IT WOULD.

PERHAPS YOU ALL RECALL WHEN WE TALKED ALMOST A COUPLE MONTHS AGO, WE SAID THAT IT WAS LIKELY THAT SOMEWHERE ON THE ORDER OF ONE IN FOUR AUSTINITES MIGHT EXPERIENCE A PERIOD OF JOBLESSNESS.

AS WE SIT HERE RIGHT NOW, THE OFFICIAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN AS OF APRIL IS A LITTLE OVER 12% BUT IN CONVERSATIONS WITH TAMAR ATKINSON AND WITH ROSIE AND VERONICA AS WELL, WE ALL KIND OF AGREED THAT FOR EVERY PERSON WHO'S IN THE SYSTEM, THERE'S ANOTHER PERSON RIGHT NOW WHO'S NOT IN THE SYSTEM AND SO WITHOUT GETTING DOWN INTO THE WEEDS TOO MUCH, I THINK WE ARE ON TRACK TO SEE LIKELY SOMETHING ON THE ORDER OF ONE AND FOUR HOPEFULLY A LITTLE BETTER THAN THAT, BUT AROUND ONE IN FOUR OF US MIGHT EXPERIENCE A PERIOD OF JOBLESSNESS.

WE ARE EXPERIENCING THAT PERIOD OF JOBLESSNESS RIGHT NOW WITH AN UNPRECEDENTED LEVEL OF FEDERAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

I MEAN WE ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM, WHICH HAS HELPED A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES.

WE ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH ECONOMIC STIMULUS, WHICH IS OF COURSE DIRECT PAYMENTS TO HOUSEHOLDS.

WE'RE ALSO FAMILIAR WITH, YOU KNOW, THE FEDERAL UH, SUPPLEMENT, IF YOU WILL, TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE THAT IS PROVIDING FOLKS 600 BUCKS A WEEK EXTRA OVER AND ABOVE WHAT TEXAS PROVIDES IF THEY'VE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT.

AND THAT'S GOING TO GO THROUGH THE END OF JULY.

SO IN THIS KIND OF FIRST PHASE WE'VE SEEN THE EFFECTS WE ANTICIPATED IN PARTICULAR ON THE ECONOMY SIDE, WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF THE IMPACTS IN WHAT ECONOMISTS CALL CONSUMER FACING OR B TO C.

YOU KNOW, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT YOUR LODGING INDUSTRY, YOUR HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY TO SOME DEGREE, YOUR PERSONAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES.

THOSE EFFECTS WE'RE SEEING AND WE'RE SEEING AT LEAST SOME LEVEL OF PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL SUPPORT COMING FROM THE FEDS.

IT'S PHASE ONE.

THE NEXT PHASE I THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN AS ONE THAT FEDERAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT MAY RUN OUT.

YOU KNOW, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT SUPPLEMENTS BEING DONE AT THE END OF JULY.

THERE WAS LOTS OF BACK AND FORTH CONVERSATION ABOUT WHETHER AND IN WHAT FORM THAT WILL BE EXTENDED AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL.

LET'S ASSUME FOR SAKE OF ARGUMENT, IT WILL PROBABLY NOT BE AS EXTENSIVE AND WIDESPREAD AS THE FIRST ROUND WAS, AND THAT'S ALSO GOING TO COINCIDE WHEN THE SECOND ROUND OF KNOCK-ON ECONOMIC EFFECTS BEGIN TO HOLD, AND THAT'S THE B2B STUFF YOU MAY HAVE SEEN.

FOR EXAMPLE, TODAY AMERICAN AIRLINES ANNOUNCED IT'S GOING TO HAVE ABOUT 30% LAYOFFS AND VOLUNTARY RETIREMENTS FOR ITS ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF.

THAT'S A FAIRLY BIG NUMBER OF PEOPLE.

WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO WHEN IT COMES TIME TO DO AN UPGRADE ON THE SOFTWARE SYSTEM IN AMERICAN AIRLINES? THEY'RE LOGICALLY GOING TO DELAY IT FOR A WHILE.

THAT HAS AN EFFECT ON THE COMPANY THAT HAS THAT CONTRACT.

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE HERE IN AUSTIN AND ELSEWHERE AS PEOPLE ARE SAYING, HEY MAN, I GOT TO RENEW MY LEASE ON THAT OFFICE BUILDING, BUT I DON'T NEED AS MUCH SPACE OR I SURE AS HECK AREN'T GOING TO PAY AS MUCH AS I WAS BEFORE.

WHAT ARE IMPLICATIONS OF THAT? SO THAT'S THE KIND OF THE B2B, THE NEXT PHASE THAT'S COMING AND THAT WILL COME IN ABOUT THE SAME TIME.

WE'LL BEGIN TO SEE THAT AS THIS FEDERAL SUPPORT IS AT LEAST SHIFTED AND LIKELY DIMINISHED.

AND THEN THE FINAL PHASE IS, OKAY, ONCE WE'VE ASSIMILATED ALL THAT, HOW DO WE INTEGRATE OUR EFFORTS TO TRY TO RECOVER FROM THAT IN TERMS OF THE ECONOMY, AS WE'VE ALSO TRIED TO HELP OUR MOST VULNERABLE POPULATIONS NAVIGATE ON THROUGH ALL OF IT.

AND SO A LOT OF THIS IN THE SPIRIT IS IN THE SPIRIT OF SEEING IT IN THIS KIND OF PROGRESSION, GOING FROM INITIAL SHOCK, STABILIZATION, SECONDARY EFFECTS, AND THEN RECOVERY.

AND WE WERE TRYING TO THINK ABOUT HOW WE TEE US UP WITH THE LIMITED RESOURCES WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH ALL THREE OF THOSE DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE PROCESS AND WHEN WE GO, THAT'S, THANK YOU JOHN.

I THINK THAT'S BRINGING IT TO ME.

THIS IS ROSIE.

CAN EVERYONE HEAR ME OKAY? YES.

OKAY, VERY GOOD.

SO OUR RECOMMENDATION FOR, UH, FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE IS 23.8 MILLION.

UH, AND THAT WILL BE FOR WHAT WE'RE GOING TO CALL PHASE TWO OF OUR RELEASE OF EMERGENCY NEEDS FOR TENANTS PROGRAM.

UH, PAYMENT

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WILL BE DIRECTLY TO OF RENT, WILL BE DIRECTLY TO LANDLORDS.

AND WE'RE STILL LOOKING AT HOUSEHOLDS UNDER 80% OF THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME WHO HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY COBIT 19.

AND YOU SEE THOSE, UM, THERE'S MFI LEVELS ON THE SCREEN FOR FOLKS THAT MIGHT WANT TO SEE THAT.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

ED.

SO TO REFRESH FOCUSES A MEMORY.

THE FIRST ROUND OF RENT WAS ROLLED OUT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH OF MAY AND THAT WAS FOR ABOUT ONE POINT $2 MILLION OF ASSISTANCE.

UH, THIS WAS ADMINISTERED, IT WAS FUNDED WITH THE HOUSING TRUST FUND.

IT ADMINISTERED BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY.

UH, WE DID A LOTTERY PROCESS ON MAY FOUR THROUGH SIX AND, UH, ELIGIBILITY, YOU MUST, YOU NEEDED TO HAVE BEEN A CITY OF AUSTIN RESIDENT HAD A STANDARD LEASE, WERE AT 80% AND BELOW MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME.

YOU HAD TO DEMONSTRATE AN IMPACT BY COVEN 19.

UH, THE TENANT WAS STILL EXPECTED TO PAY 30% OF THEIR INCOME TOWARDS THEIR RENT.

UM, AND THE LANDLORD, UH, HAD TO BE, UM, THE LANDLORD HAD TO AGREE TO PAYMENT OF EITHER THE RENT THAT WAS IN THE CONTRACT OR, OR FAIR MARKET RENT, UH, WHICHEVER WAS THE LESSER, UH, AND THIS WAS FOR ONE MONTH OF RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

SO THE RESULTS OF THE PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE SO FAR, AND I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO GIVE NUMBERS THAT ARE UPDATED FROM EVEN YESTERDAY WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THESE NUMBERS BEING UPDATED AND, AND, AND UM, CHANGING ON A DAILY BASIS.

I'VE GOTTEN TWO UPDATES FROM HACA JUST TODAY ON THE MOST RECENT NUMBERS.

SO WE HAD 10,000 PLUS APPLICATIONS THAT WERE RECEIVED, UH, OVER 5,500 THAT WERE ELIGIBLE AND COMPLETE.

UM, WE HAVE, AS OF NOON TODAY, WE HAVE PROCESSED THE APPLICATIONS FOR 1,549 APPLICATIONS, UM, RESULTING IN 1 MILLION, 175,000, $673 IN RENTAL ASSISTANCE GOING OUT WITH AGAIN, A $759 AVERAGE ASSISTANCE PER HOUSEHOLD.

THAT LEAVES US ABOUT A A LITTLE MORE THAN A LITTLE LESS THAN $84,000 TO GO, WHICH WE THINK IS GOING TO SERVE APPROXIMATELY 110 MORE APPLICANTS.

WHAT WE FOUND WITH, UH, WITH THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM IS THAT MANY FOLKS HAD ALREADY, UH, THAT, THAT FOLKS HAD ALREADY PAID THEIR MAY RENT.

UM, SO IF YOU WANT TO GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, ED.

AND SO WE ROLLED THE ASSISTANCE FORWARD TO JUNE FOR SOME OF THE APPLICANTS.

UM, WE FOUND THAT THIS WAS, UM, WE WENT WITH, UH, PARTNERING WITH HAKA BECAUSE OF THEY WERE UNIQUELY POSITIONED WITH CAPACITY AND TECHNOLOGY TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE A PROGRAM LIKE THIS.

UM, BUT WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT WE WERE CHALLENGED BY, UH, THE ADMINISTRATIVELY INTENSE, UH, ASPECT OF THIS PROGRAM.

UM, AND BEING IN A REMOTE WORK ENVIRONMENT AND AN INTENSIVE AMOUNT OF CASE MANAGEMENT, WE HAD CALL CENTER STAFFING.

THERE WAS AN INTENSE AMOUNT OF FOLLOWUP DOCUMENTATION, UH, AND COMMUNICATIONS WITH LANDLORDS AND TENANTS.

UH, SO WE ARE GOING TO BE RECOMMENDING SOME CHANGES, UH, BETWEEN WHAT WE DID WITH, WITH THE PRIOR PROGRAM AND WHAT WE WOULD CALL RENT 2.0, AS I SAID, SOME OF THE APPLICANTS HAD PAID ME RENT.

AND SO WE WERE ROLLING THIS FORWARD TO JUNE.

A MAJORITY OF APPLICANTS WERE SMALL HOUSEHOLDS.

UM, AND WE DID HAVE SOME CHALLENGES WITH GETTING FOLKS TO ACCEPT THAT LANDLORD CERTIFICATION, UM, ABOUT LESSER OF THE FAIR MARKET RENT OR THE ACTUAL RENT, UM, AND, AND INCLUDING THE PAYMENT FROM THE, THE ACTUAL TENANTS.

UM, NOW THE TRENDS BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY FOR MAY RENT COLLECTIONS WERE DOWN APPROXIMATELY 10%.

WE WERE RIGHT IN LINE WITH WHAT WE WERE SEEING ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

UM, BUT WE DO ANTICIPATE INCREASED RENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDS COMING IN IN THE COMING MONTHS, ESPECIALLY AS, UH, UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE.

UH, THE, THE EXPANDED UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE RELATED TO KOBE IS GOING TO BE ANTICIPATING TO RUN OUT AT THE END OF JULY.

SO WE LOOK TO NATIONAL BEST PRACTICE AND WHAT WE SEE IS A DESIRE TO LEVERAGE EXISTING PROGRAMS WITH ADAPTIVE CAPACITY, UM, TO MAXIMIZE FLEXIBILITY, TO FOCUS ON POPULATIONS, UM, WITH THE GREATEST UNMET NEED AND TO MANAGE CURRENT RESOURCES WHILE STILL PUSHING FOR MORE FUNDING.

UM, AND, AND THAT'S KIND OF POINTED UP AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL THERE.

WE ALSO LOOK TO OUR STATEWIDE COLLABORATORS.

UM, RIGHT NOW HOUSTON, SAN ANTONIO AND AUSTIN ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO HAVE PUT ON SUCH LARGE SCALE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND, UM, WE ARE LEARNING FROM ALL THREE OF US ARE LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER AS WE, AS WE FIGURE OUT HOW TO, UM, HOW TO TAKE THIS FORWARD INTO THE NEXT ITERATION.

UH, IN THE INSTANCE OF IT OF TIME, I WON'T GO INTO THE DETAILS OF THOSE PROGRAMS, BUT I CAN CERTAINLY ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THOSE IF THEY'RE, IF THEY EXIST FROM COUNCIL.

UM, WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT THE MODIFICATIONS FOR RENT, UH, WE'RE STILL VERY MUCH IN LISTENING MODE AND, AND WANT TO GET FEEDBACK FROM MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND FROM COUNCIL.

BUT WE ARE

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WANTING TO CONSIDER A DECENTRALIZED INTAKE PROCESS WHERE, UM, WHERE WE LOOK AT PARTNERING WITH THREE TO FIVE DIFFERENT NON-PROCESSED NONPROFITS THAT WILL HELP US WITH OUTREACH AND ELIGIBILITY AND HELP US ENSURE THAT WE'RE MEETING OUR, OUR EQUITY GOALS.

UM, WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO, TO COME UP WITH A DEADLINE.

WE'RE CONSIDERING HAVING FIRST COME FIRST SERVE VERSUS A LOTTERY.

BUT I THINK THE LOTTERY IN A LOT OF INSTANCES MAKES MORE SENSE.

SO IF WE CAN, UH, FIGURE OUT LOGISTICALLY AND ADMINISTRATIVELY HOW TO SWING THAT, THAT IS GOING TO BE OUR PREFERENCE.

UM, FOR FOLKS THAT ARE APPLYING THAT ARE AT 80% NFI OR UP TO 80% MFI, WE'RE LOOKING AT ONE MONTH OF ASSISTANCE IF FOLKS COME IN AND APPLY AND THERE, UH, AND THEY WERE ALREADY EXISTING UP TO 30% MFI, UH, THEN WE ARE LOOKING TO QUALIFY THEM AT WITH ONE APPLICATION FOR THREE MONTHS OF ASSISTANCE.

UH, WE'RE WANTING PAYMENT TO BE THE ACTUAL RENT, NOT FAIR MARKET RENT OR SOME SUBSET OF RENT THAT MAKES IT EASIER, UM, IN THE, IT SIMPLIFIES THE PROCESS FOR HOW WE'RE GONNA ACHIEVE GETTING THE DOLLARS OUT THE DOOR.

AND IT ALSO HELPS THE LANDLORDS.

WE'RE ALSO LOOKING TO PARTNER WITH AGENCIES THAT WILL HELP US BRING IN LANDLORDS THAT CAN HELP FACILITATE APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR FOLKS THAT MAY BE LOW INCOME AND, AND IMPACTED BY COBIT.

UM, WE DO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE IS AN INCREASED DESIRE FOR US TO WORK ON A PROGRAM THAT WILL HELP MEET THE NEEDS OF LANDLORDS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN GHOSTED OR HAVE HAVE TENANTS THAT ARE JUST FLAT OUT NOT PAYING RENT AND NOT BEING COMMUNICATIVE.

I'M NOT SURE THIS IS THE PROGRAM THAT MEETS THOSE NEEDS, BUT WE ARE LOOKING TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON THAT.

I HAVE A CALL THAT'S GETTING SET UP, UH, WITH, WITH FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY, INCLUDING THE APARTMENT ASSOCIATION AND ABLE TO, UM, TO DISCUSS THAT AND WHAT THAT KIND OF, UH, WHAT KIND OF PROGRAM THAT MIGHT NEED TO LOOK LIKE.

UM, BUT WE DO RECOMMEND, WE DO RECOMMEND FOR, FOR FOR THIS, FOR RENT, FOR THE PROGRAM RENT THAT A HAKA WOULD REMAIN OUR FISCAL AGENT.

AND THAT IS THE END OF MY PRESENTATION.

I THINK WE'LL TURN IT OVER.

I'M ASSUMING ED, THAT YOU WILL WANT TO DO QUESTIONS AT THE END.

AND SO LET FOLKS GO THROUGH THE WHOLE PRESENTATION.

I THINK THAT BY WAY OF TIME CHECK IT IS A TWO 20 NOW WE'RE ABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH THE PACKET SO YOU NEED TO PICK IT UP.

IT'S THERE STILL ARE WE ARE YOU ON THE LINE? YES.

THANK YOU.

YEAH, SO THERE'LL BE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

NEXT SLIDE.

WE ARE UH, THANK YOU COUNCIL FOR YOUR APPROVAL OF THE RESOLUTION IN MAY.

WE ARE SEEKING 25 POINT $5 MILLION TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES THROUGH TWO PHASES.

THE FIRST PHASE THROUGH THE CLEAR FUND OF A GRANT UP TO 40,000.

THIS IS IN LINE WITH WHAT TRAVIS COUNTY IS DOING AROUND 40 AND WILLIAMSON COUNTY IS DOING AROUND 25,000 FOR GRANTS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.

YOU CAN SEE THE PROFILE OF OUR SMALL BUSINESSES IN AUSTIN.

I WON'T GO INTO THAT DETAIL.

IN ADDITION TO THE 23.5 NERDY, WE'RE SEEKING TO LILIAN AND LONGTERM LEASE STABILIZATION FUND A GRANT UP TO 40,000 FOR LANDLORDS WHO WILL ENTER INTO LONGTERM LEASES WITH COMMERCIAL TENANTS TO DELIVER COMMUNITY BENEFITS.

NEXT SLIDE.

UH, IN ADDITION, COUNSEL IS ALSO COULD HAVE UTILITY BILL ASSISTANCE OF $10 MILLION.

NEXT SLIDE.

WE KNOW THAT OUR CREATIVE SECTOR IS A ECONOMIC ENGINE AND AUSTIN COUNCIL HAS ALREADY APPROVED ONE POINT $5 MILLION FOR A MUSIC DISASTER RELIEF FUND $4,000 GRANT.

WHEN MUSICIAN, WE ANTICIPATE SERVING ABOUT 1500, UM, MUSICIANS.

IN ADDITION, YOU APPROVED A CREATIVE SPACE DISASTER FRONT OF A MILLION DOLLARS TO PROVIDE GRANTS UP TO 50,000 FOR ORGANIZATIONS IN USE AND INDEPENDENT ARTISTS.

WE ARE SEEKING RECORD, UH, AN ADDITIONAL $5 MILLION FOR THE CREATIVE SECTOR.

WE HAVE ALREADY APPROVED $1 MILLION FOR NONPROFITS FOCUSED ON ARTISTS AND CULTURE.

WE'RE SEEKING AN ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATION, A $500 TO CONTINUE THAT SUPPORT.

NEXT SLIDE.

FINALLY, UM, THE ANCHOR FUND, WHICH WAS ALSO APPROVED, WE ARE PROPOSING TWO PHASES FOR A TOTAL OF $700 COUNSEL ARTICULATED SPECIFIC NONPROFITS THAT WE'RE TO FOCUS ON.

THE SECOND PHASE WILL ACTUALLY EXTEND TO NONPROFITS THAT MAY NOT FALL IN THOSE CATEGORY.

YOU CAN SEE THE PROFILE OF NONPROFITS IN AUSTIN IS OVER 4,400, UH, EMPLOYING ABOUT 21,000 INDIVIDUALS.

NEXT SLIDE.

CHILDCARE WAS ALSO APPROVED BY COUNCIL

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SEEKING THOSE FACILITIES THAT ARE TO SORROW, BUT YOU'VE ALREADY APPROVED $1 MILLION AND IT WAS SEEKING AN ADDITIONAL $1 MILLION.

NEXT SLIDE.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

WE'RE PROVIDING GRANTS AND WE HAVE ALREADY INITIATED A LONG PROGRAM, BUT WE WANT TO ALSO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SMALL BUSINESSES THAT CAN HELP THEM IN CAPACITY BUILDING, UH, DISASTER RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE AND NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT.

AND SO THIS WILL BE OFFERED NOT ONLY TO THE SMALL BUSINESSES BUT THE NONPROFITS.

I WILL LET STEPHANIE ADJUST THIS SLIDE EXACTLY.

THE NEXT THREE SLIDES WILL BE DONE BY STEPHANIE AND THEN WE'LL BE WRAPPING UP IN JUST A FEW MORE MINUTES.

UM, JUST SO HIGH LEVEL, THIS IS JUST PROVIDING, UM, THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS.

SO WHETHER IT'S THROUGH RISE OR, UM, A FUND SYMBOL TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH FUND, WHICH IMPACTS VULNERABLE POPULATIONS.

UM, NEXT SLIDE.

IT SAYS THE FOOD ASSISTANCE, UM, CAREGIVER MEALS FOR DISTRICT AS WELL AS DALE VALLEY AND ALMOST POPULATION.

NEXT SLIDE EIGHT.

UM, THIS JUST BASICALLY PROVIDES UM, PPQ GRANTS, UM, AS WELL AS OUR, UM, MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WHICH WILL COVER, UM, ADDITIONAL, UM, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COUNSELING AND UM, ASSISTANCE FOR LOW TO MODERATE INCOME WORKERS WITH HEALTHCARE, HEALTHCARE IN CUSTOMER FACING ROLES, CUSTOMER SERVICE ROLES.

THAT'S IT.

SO MAYOR AND COUNCIL, I WILL JUST CLOSE THIS OUT WITH A WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, A DEPUTY CITY MANAGER, RIVERA BANDER.

MINE HAD BEEN TAKING THE LEAD ON THIS AND WORKING CLOSELY WITH A LOT OF OUR DEPARTMENTS.

I CAN TELL YOU THIS IS ONE OF THE PROGRAMS THAT PEOPLE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT.

WE'VE HAD A LOT OF DEPARTMENTS EXPRESSING INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM AND USING EXISTING BUDGETS, THINGS LIKE CONSERVANCY PROJECTS AND WATER UTILITY AND WATER PROTECTION AND PARKS AND WILDFIRE, FUEL MITIGATION AND AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT AND, AND VARIOUS OTHER PROGRAMS, LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES.

WE BELIEVE WITHIN EXISTING CITY RESOURCES, UM, TO FUND THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OFTEN CONSERVATION CORPS PROGRAM.

THIS IS JUST A SUMMARY SLIDE OF EVERYTHING WE SAID AND WE ARE ALL HERE AS STAFF TO TO SUPPORT YOU THROUGH THIS PROCESS AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE.

OKAY.

COLLEAGUES, CAN YOU PUT IT ON THAT LAST SLIDE AT THE SUMMARY SLIDE? YES, I CAN.

YEP.

AND I HAVE A LOT OF OTHER QUESTIONS BUT BECAUSE I KNOW, I'M SURE EVERYBODY DOES AND I HAVE LIMITED TIME.

I GUESS MY, MY MAIN PRIORITY IS, WELL A COUPLE OF POINTS I WANT TO MAKE IS ONE IN THE COMMENT THAT MR. HAWKINS HAS MADE, WHICH WE ALL DO AND I'M GLAD HE POINTED THAT OUT, THAT WHILE WE SEEN AN OFFICIAL 12% UNEMPLOYMENT, RIGHT, THE REALITY IS THERE IS A LARGE SODA, THE HIDDEN, SO TO SPEAK, POPULATION IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.

SO THEY ARE NOT REPORTED IN THAT.

AND SO THAT, YOU KNOW, TO HEAR THAT NUMBER THAT IT COULD BE DOUBLED AT, WE'RE AT ALMOST 25% OF UNEMPLOYMENT.

UM, I, I'M, I'M REALLY GRATEFUL FOR WHAT THE MONDAY THAT WAS COMMITTED TO RISE AND I KNOW THAT WE'VE, WE'RE COMMITTING MORE TO RENTAL AND, AND THOSE PROGRAMS, BUT I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL MONEY IN THIS FRAMEWORK FOR OTHER NEEDS ASIDE FROM RENTAL AND FOOD.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, SOME FAMILIES USE THAT, THAT, THAT, AND THE NONPROFITS COULD TELL US WHAT THOSE ANECDOTAL STORIES ARE.

UM, A COUPLE OF THEM HAVE ASKED FOR MORE FUNDING AND, AND HAVE, YOU KNOW, THERE'S LIMITED FUNDING SO THEY HAVEN'T GOTTEN IT.

THEY WERE ABLE TO CREATE A SYSTEM TO GET THAT MONEY OUT AND THERE'S NOT ANY MORE FOR THEM.

AND, AND SORT OF WERE I JUST NOT HAVING ANY ADDITIONAL ALLOCATION TO FAMILIES WHO ARE, COULD BE UP TO 25% OF AUSTINITES, UM, FACING DIRE SITUATION RIGHT NOW.

AND WE HAVE NO ADDITIONAL ALLOCATION FOR, FOR, UH, BASIC NEEDS AND, AND DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE MOVE OR HOW WE GET THEM, BUT I JUST, I THINK IT'S REALLY

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IMPORTANT THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY, OUR VERY FIRST PRIORITY SHOULD BE PRIORITIZING VULNERABLE POPULATIONS THAT DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO ANY HELP, WILL NOT GET STIMULUS MONEY AND THAT KIND OF THING.

AND THIS FRAMEWORK.

AND I APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK THAT STAFF HAS DONE.

AND I KNOW YOU'RE BEING PULLED IN 5 MILLION DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, BUT I JUST, THE MOST VULNERABLE, WE SEE NO ADDITIONAL ALLOCATION FOR, FOR NEEDS BEYOND FOOD AND RENTAL.

AND I HOPE THAT WE CAN FIND SOMEHOW TO GET SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO THE, TO THE NONPROFITS THAT HAVE TOLD US THAT THE NEED WAS SO GREAT.

UM, AND, AND THEY'VE HAD TO TURN SO MANY FAMILIES AWAY AND, AND THEN ASIDE, AND I GUESS MY ONLY QUESTION WOULD BE SPECIFICALLY TO THE NONPROFIT, UM, ASSISTANCE.

CAN YOU GO BACK TO THAT SLIDE THAT, THAT, UH, I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY.

LET'S SEE HERE ARE THOSE BRANDS I SAW.

CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN THOSE GRANTS FOR THE NONPROFITS? I KNOW, I KNOW.

THEY ABSOLUTELY NEED HELP.

I'M JUST WONDERING IF THERE'S A WAY TO HELP BOTH TO HELP A NONPROFIT AND TO HELP THEM AND TO GIVE THEM A, A CONTRACT AND, AND, AND UM, AND SOME FUNDING TO BE ABLE TO ALLOCATE TO FAMILIES.

SO NOW WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, THIS WAS AN ITEM THAT WAS APPROVED MAY SEVEN, TO PROVIDE OPERATIONAL SUPPORT FOR NONPROFITS IN THESE SPECIFIC SPACES, UM, ARE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

SO THAT WAS THE INTENT AND WE COULD POSSIBLY LOOK AT HOW TO DO BOTH.

BUT THE RESOLUTION ON A C TALKED ABOUT SUPPORT.

WAS IT SUPPORT FOR THE, FOR THE, THE, THE ORGANISM, NOT THE RIGHT FUNDING, NOT THE ORGANIZATION AS A BUSINESS.

OKAY.

NOT HELP, YOU KNOW, WHAT DID, WHAT DID NOT HELP THAT COULDN'T, COULD WE DO BOTH? WHAT COULD WE NOT HELP THEM? BECAUSE YOU KNOW, THAT I GUESS THE SITUATION IS THEY'VE LOST FUNDING FROM DONORS FOR THEIR, YOU KNOW, REGULAR DONOR BASE AND HAVING A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY IS, IT WOULD, WOULD BE ESSENTIALLY, UM, AN ADDITIONAL DONOR, SO TO SPEAK, IN THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE, THEY'RE, THEY'RE CONTRACTED TO PROVIDE SOME KIND OF SERVICE.

UM, BUT THEY GET AN ADMINISTRATOR MADE, EXCUSE ME, ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FROM THAT.

IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY THERE TO, I THINK YOU SAID YOU COULD LOOK INTO THAT, SO I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND THEN, UM, IS THERE A, WAS DID THE RESOLUTION, I DON'T REMEMBER.

I'M SORRY.

EXACTLY.

DID THEY SPECIFICALLY PRIORITIZE WHAT KINDS OF NONPROFITS? LIKE AS FAR AS THEIR, THE, THE SERVICE THEY PROVIDE OR WAS IT JUST ANY NONPROFIT THAT APPLIES FOR THE GRANT? THE NONPROFITS THAT SERVE AS THE SPECIFIC FIELDS? SO IF YOU'RE A NONPROFIT WORKING IN THE EDUCATION ARTS AND CULTURE OR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

OKAY.

AND THEN, WELL, I'LL JUST, I'LL, I'LL, I'LL GO AHEAD AND HAND IT OFF AND HOPEFULLY LIKE, I THINK Y'ALL MIGHT STILL BE MEETING WHEN I'M DONE WITH MY THING, SO THANK YOU.

UH, YES SIR.

UM, SOME OF MY THOUGHTS ARE SIMILAR TO MAYOR PRO TIMES.

UH, I WANT TO MENTION ONE THING AS FAR AS THE UPDATED SPENDING FRAMEWORK, THE, UH, THAT THE NEW FIRST LINE THAT SAYS FINANCIAL AND OTHER DIRECT SUPPORT.

UM, NOW AT 15 MILLION, SEVEN AND A HALF FROM RISE.

AND I GUESS THE OTHER EIGHT OR SO FROM, UM, THE OTHER EIGHT OR SO IS IN ADDITION, AFTER TALKING WITH THE BUDGET OFFICE, THAT 8 MILLION IS THE PUBLIC HEALTH FUNDS TO MAKE IT SO THAT IF SOMEBODY IS SICK AND WE WANT TO NEED TO KEEP THEM HOME OR SOMEBODY IS OLDER AND WE NEED TO KEEP THEM HOME AND THEY STAY HOME.

AND SO MY RECOMMENDATION IS THAT, THAT FRANKLY THAT IT, I THINK THAT PEOPLE CAN MISUNDERSTAND SINCE THIS IS ECONOMIC SUPPORTS OR ECONOMIC RECOVERY DOLLARS, UM, MS UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT FUND IS.

SO MY SENSE IS THAT REALLY THAT SHOULD BE BROKEN OUT AND BE IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH SECTION BECAUSE THIS ISN'T FUNDING THAT JUST ANY PERSON WITH AN ECONOMIC ISSUE CAN APPLY FOR IT'S FUNDING WITH A PUBLIC HEALTH PURPOSE.

SO MY RECOMMENDATION IS THAT THAT MONEY LIVE WHERE I THINK THE PUBLIC WOULD UNDERSTAND IT BETTER.

SO THAT'S JUST ONE THOUGHT.

UM, BECAUSE HERE IT'S MIXED IN THIS COLUMN.

IT'S MIXED IN WITH THINGS LIKE, UH, HEB GIFT CARDS TO PEOPLE WHO CAN'T AFFORD FOOD.

AND THOSE THINGS ARE JUST TO ME CATEGORICALLY DIFFERENT.

SO THAT'S ONE THING THAT I WANTED TO NOTE.

UH, AND THEN THE SECOND PIECE IS TO ECHO WHAT THE MAYOR PRO TEM JUST MENTIONED AROUND.

UM,

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I APPRECIATE THE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF NEW RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

UM, I APPRECIATE ALL OF THIS.

ACTUALLY, LET ME START OUT BY SAYING I THINK WE ALL RECOGNIZE THAT WHAT THE MANAGER IS TRYING TO DO HERE AND WHAT WE'RE ALL WORKING ON IS A BALANCE.

IT IS NOT, WE ARE NEVER GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR ANY GIVEN NEED.

SO THE QUESTION IS WHAT IS THE PROPORTIONATE BALANCE THAT WE STRIKE AND TO GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF FEDERAL SUPPORTS IN SOME AREAS, BUT LACK OF FEDERAL SUPPORT IN OTHER AREAS.

I REALLY THINK THAT FOR ME, WE FALL, I FALL TOWARDS ALLOCATING MONEY TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND EMERGENCY NEEDS AND THEN ALLOCATING MONEY WHERE WE SEE THE GREATEST NEED, ESPECIALLY THE GREATEST NEED FOR PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE OTHER ACCESS TO FUNDS.

AND THAT'S WHY I THINK RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND A DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THAT ARISE ARE AWARE.

I WOULD STRIKE THE BALANCE A LITTLE BIT MORE IN THAT DIRECTION.

SO I'LL JUST SAY IT'S REALLY TRANSPARENTLY AND IT'S HARD TO SAY WHERE TO CUT OR WHERE TO REDUCE THE INCREASE.

BUT I WOULD FALL MORE ON THE SIDE OF MORE RENTAL ASSISTANCE, MORE DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SINCE THERE ISN'T ANY INCREASE THERE.

AND IF I WERE TO HAVE TO REDUCE THEM, THEN I WOULD FIND, LOOK TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY REDUCTIONS ON THE BUSINESS SIDE, UM, THAT WE CAN DO, ESPECIALLY IF WE FIND OUT WHO QUALIFIES MORE FOR CERTAIN BUSINESS SUPPORT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

I KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME FOLKS THAT REALLY CAN'T GET THAT SUPPORT, BUT IF I WERE TO REDUCE SOME, I WOULD REDUCE IT THERE.

I WOULD FIND, UH, AS MAYOR PRO TEM MAYBE ALLUDED TO WAYS FOR US TO SUPPORT OUR NONPROFIT SECTOR BY ASKING THEM TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO PEOPLE, UM, AND MAYBE REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF JUST BUSINESS SUPPORT THERE.

UM, AND I WOULD LOOK AT, UM, ON THE CREATIVES ON THE ADDITIONAL 5 MILLION IN CREATIVE MONEY.

I HAVE A LOT OF CREATIVES IN MY DISTRICT AND YOU KNOW, ACROSS THE CITY THAT NEEDS SUPPORT.

BUT WE DON'T HAVE A FUND SPECIFICALLY FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS.

WE DON'T HAVE A FUND SPECIFICALLY FOR HOUSEKEEPERS.

YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO CREATE THESE RENTAL ASSISTANCE BUCKETS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE BUCKETS FOR ANY PERSON IN ANY INDUSTRY THAT IS DON'T GETTING THE HELP THEY NEED.

AND SO I DO THINK THAT IF WE MOVED SOME OF THAT CREATIVE MONEY OVER TO DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, THAT WOULD NOT BE CUTTING CREATIVES OUT.

IT WOULD STILL BE A PLACE FOR CREATIVES TO GO.

BUT ALSO, YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE PUTTING UP LIGHTS AT A SHOW OR IF YOU'RE AN ACTOR OR A MUSICIAN IN A SHOW OR IF YOU'RE THE CHILDCARE WORKER, UH, FOR, UH, IN A HOUSEHOLD WITH A CREATIVE, YOU COULD ALL STILL APPLY TO THAT SAME FONDANT.

SO THAT IF I NEEDED TO PUT MY CARDS ON THE TABLE ABOUT WHERE I WOULD MOVE, I WOULD MOVE AROUND TO CREATE MORE RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

I WOULD LOOK TO THOSE PLACES BECAUSE ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE IS ULTIMATELY A PUBLIC HEALTH EXPENSE OR AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXPENSE.

YOU COULD RETURN US TO THE SCREEN WHERE WE COULD SEE ONE ANOTHER THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL.

UM, I CAN ONLY SEE FOUR PEOPLE.

JIMMY, THANKS MAYOR.

UM, I'M JUST REALLY APPRECIATIVE OF STAFF'S WORK ON THIS.

I THINK THE, THE REFRAMING OF THIS REALLY STREAMLINED AND SIMPLIFIED HOW TO, HOW TO INTERPRET THIS.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, WE'RE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A CHALLENGING CONVERSATION AS A COUNCIL TO FIGURE OUT KIND OF TO WHAT WAS TALKING ABOUT.

YOU KNOW, DO WE WANT TO MAKE ANY TWEAKS IN THESE CATEGORIES, BUT AS FAR AS THE FRAMEWORK IS CONCERNED, I THINK YOU'VE, YOU'VE DONE A GOOD JOB STRUCTURING THIS DOCUMENT.

SO I JUST WANTED TO THANK STAFF FOR THAT.

UM, WHEN I, WHEN I LOOK AT SOME OF THE NUMBERS AND I ADD UP THE DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE, THE FOOD ASSISTANCE AND THE UTILITY ASSISTANCE, WE GET TO 56, $57 MILLION, WHICH, WHICH IS GOOD CAUSE THAT'S KIND OF IN THE BALLPARK WHERE WE'VE BEEN HEARING SOME COMMUNITY MEMBERS TALK ABOUT THE SCALE OF INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE.

AND SO WE ARE, I THINK SQUARELY IN THAT BALLPARK, WHICH, WHICH IS EXCITING TO SEE.

UM, YOU KNOW, THERE, THERE'LL BE DEBATE ABOUT HOW THEY BREAK OUT IN THOSE CATEGORIES.

THAT'S A GOOD DEBATE.

UM, THE, THE, THE PLACE WHERE I CAN KIND OF GET ON BOARD WITH WHAT YOU'RE SAYING COUNCIL MEMBER COSAR IT IS THE TIMING AND ROLLOUT OF FUNDS.

SO IF WE HAVE THE 20 SOMETHING MILLION FOR SMALL BUSINESS BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE THREE MONTHS TO ROLL IT OUT, BUT THAT, THAT 20 WITH THE 41 MILLION IN RENT AND DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE ONLY LASTS A MONTH OR A MONTH AND A HALF, THEN MAYBE THERE IS SOME ROOM TO MOVE STUFF BACK OVER INTO THE PLACE WHERE THERE'S GOING TO BE MORE IMMEDIATE HELP WHILE WE FLESH OUT THE SCALE OF BUSINESS SUPPORT GETTING PAST THAT INITIAL 10 MILLION THAT WE AUTHORIZE WITH THAT IN 23.

SO I THINK THERE IS SOME REASONABLE FLEXIBILITY THERE

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THAT ARE, THAT IS AS MUCH A PRAGMATIC IMPLICATION AS IT IS ONE THAT'S A POLICY RELATED.

BUT, BUT AGAIN, GOOD WORK TO STAFF ON, ON HOW YOU STRUCTURE THIS.

I THINK IT'S A GREAT FRAMEWORK.

THAT'S SUMMER KITCHEN.

UM, I HAVE SOME JUST QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS.

SO, UM, ONE OF MY QUESTIONS IS, UM, HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO MONEY WE ALREADY HAD IN THE EXISTING BUDGET? AND, UM, LET ME GIVE YOU TWO EXAMPLES.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, UNDER THE CREATIVE BUCKET, WE LIST THE 1 MILLION FOR THE UM, OR THE CREATIVE SPACE PROGRAM.

WELL, WE ALREADY HAD 750,000 IN OUR EXISTING BUDGET.

SO THIS 1 MILLION REFLECTS SOME MONEY THAT WE, THAT WE, THAT WE ALLOCATED LAST YEAR IN OUR BUDGET AS WELL AS SOME COVERED FUNDS.

BUT, UM, BUT IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE WE'RE COUNTING IT ALL AS OUT OF COVERT FUNDS.

SO I WOULD WANT TO HAVE SOME UNDERSTANDING, YOU KNOW, UH, ABOUT, ABOUT THAT.

AND THE ONLY REASON, THE ONLY, I JUST GIVE THAT AS AN ILLUSTRATION, UM, BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S THE CASE FOR ANY OF THESE OTHER BUCKETS.

UM, AND MY QUESTION REALLY IS IF, IF WE ARE DOING THAT, IF WE HAVE SOME IN SOME OF THESE BUCKETS, EXISTING BUDGET DOLLARS FROM THE LAST BUDGET THAT WE APPROVED, DOES THAT NOT MEAN THAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE, UH, AN ADDITIONAL ADDITIONAL DOLLAR AMOUNTS TO PLAY WITH? SO THAT'S A QUESTION.

AND THEN A RELATED QUESTION AND THEN I'LL STOP.

SO YOU GUYS CAN SPEAK TO IT OR RELATED.

IT HAS TO DO WITH OUR HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS.

SO WE DON'T HAVE A BUCKET IN HERE FOR OUR HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS TO GET HOUSING.

WE DON'T TALK ABOUT RENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR OUR HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AND THEY'RE AMONG OUR, I MEAN THEY'RE THERE.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO PREVENT IS HOMELESSNESS.

BUT WE DID HAVE IN OUR BUDGET FOR THIS LAST YEAR, PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND RAPID REHOUSING FUNDS.

SO I HOPE I'M CORRECT AND MAKING THE ASSUMPTION THAT THOSE, THAT THOSE BUCKET OF DOLLARS, THOSE RAPID REHOUSING DOLLARS IN PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING DOLLARS THAT WE APPROVED IN LAST YEAR'S BUDGET ARE BEING SPENT NOW TO HELP THE HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS FIND MORE PERMANENT HOUSING SO THAT WHEN THEY, SO THAT THEIR PATH AFTER THE PRO LODGE, THEIR PATH IS INTO HOUSING, NOT BACK ON THE STREETS.

SO, SO TO WRAP ALL THAT UP, MY FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION THERE IS HOW DOES THIS BUCKET OF MONEY RELATE TO WHAT WE ALLOCATE, WHAT WE APPROVED IN OUR BUDGETS LAST YEAR? UM, IS IT DOUBLE COUNTING IN SOME WAY OR NOT? AND THEN SECOND, SECOND GETTING INTO THE HOMELESS.

UM, ARE WE USING THE DOLLARS THAT WE ALLOCATED LAST YEAR FOR HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AROUND THE RAPID REHOUSING AND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING TO HELP THEM GET HOUSING RATHER THAN GOING FROM A PROLOGUE SITUATION BACK INTO SHELTER OR ON THE STREETS.

SO IT'S KIND OF TWO QUESTIONS.

SO, SO REMEMBER KITCHEN, I'LL TAKE THE FIRST QUESTION AROUND THE AUSTIN CREATIVE SPACE RELIEF PROGRAM.

YOU ARE CORRECT.

WE ORIGINALLY HAD $750,000 IN THAT PROGRAM, BUT WE AMENDED THE GUIDELINES TO INCORPORATE COBIT RELATED CHALLENGES OR CRITERIA.

AND SO THAT'S WHY IT'S INCLUDED IN THE SHEET.

BUT YOU'RE CORRECT, IT WAS IN OUR BUDGET AND I BELIEVE THAT'S PROBABLY THE ONLY ITEM AND I'LL DEFER TO ED, BUT WE AMENDED THE GUIDELINES TO FACTOR INTO THE COVEN.

YES.

AND THANK YOU.

I DON'T MEAN TO IMPLY THAT IT SHOULDN'T BE ON THIS LIST.

MY QUESTION IS, SO WHAT IS THE OTHER 750,000 BEING USEFUL? I MEAN IT'S, I GUESS WHAT I'M ASKING, I'M NOT UNDERSTANDING HOW THIS ALL ADDS UP AND MAYBE ED CAN HELP ME WITH IT.

DOES THAT IF I'M JUST BEING, IF, IF, IF EVERYBODY ELSE UNDERSTANDS IT, I CAN TAKE IT OFFLINE, BUT I'M NOT UNDERSTANDING WHY.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE HAVE AN ADDITIONAL 750,000 TO PUT SOMEWHERE.

NO, THE 750 IS FROM OUR OPERATING BUDGET.

RIGHT, RIGHT.

AND IT WAS DEDICATED TOWARDS, AND IT WAS TO BE USED SEASET PROGRAM.

SO IF WE THINK WE'RE GOING TO ADD, DO YOU UNDERSTAND MY QUESTION? PERHAPS YOU CAN

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ANSWER.

UM, I, I DO.

UM, AND I, AND I WAS NOT AWARE OF THAT.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE THIRD PAGE OF THE SPENDING FRAMEWORK, I THINK THE ONE EXAMPLE THAT WE TRIED TO CAPTURE THAT WAY WAS THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WHERE WE PUT $2 MILLION TOWARDS THAT PROGRAM AND WE ANTICIPATE MOST, IF NOT ALL OF THAT CAN BE FUNDED THROUGH EXISTING DEPARTMENT BUDGETS.

AND SO WE USE THAT TERM OPERATING FUNDS.

UM, THAT, THAT SOUNDS LIKE, FROM WHAT I JUST HEARD, SYNOVIA SAY THAT USE OF THE TERM OPERATING FUNDS SHOULDN'T HAVE ALSO BEEN ADDED TO THE CREATIVE SECTOR ASSISTANCE BECAUSE 750,000 IN ADS SOUNDS LIKE IT'S COMING FROM EXISTING OPERATING BUDGETS.

THOSE WOULD BE THE ONLY AREA I THINK I LIKE THAT.

SO MY QUESTION IS DOES THAT ADD TO THE, THE, THE TOTAL SPENDING FRAMEWORK IS SAID 271 MILLION.

SO DO WE NEED TO BE IN 750,000 TO THAT TOTAL? I THINK THAT'S ALREADY THE SEVEN 50 IS PART OF THE 8.5 MILLION.

UM, BUT, BUT I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW WE'RE ACCOUNTING FOR AND AGAIN, IT'S, I DON'T WANT TO TAKE PEOPLE'S TIME IF EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THIS, BUT I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW WE'RE ACCOUNTING FOR WHAT'S ALREADY IN OUR BUDGET.

SO THOSE ARE THOSE TWO.

I THINK THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO EXAMPLES.

I'M NOW AWARE OF INSTANCE IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WHERE WE HAVE SOME EXISTING APPROVED BUDGET BUDGET COUNCIL APPROVED FOR FISCAL YEAR 20.

UM, WE HAVE SOME OF THAT MONEY GOING TO THOSE TWO PROGRAMS. EVERYTHING ELSE IS NEW FUNDING FROM THE CARES ACT OR FEMA REIMBURSEMENTS OR FROM OUR GENERAL FUND RESERVES.

OKAY.

WELL THEN MY QUESTION AND YOU CAN THINK ABOUT IT AND I CAN EXPLAIN IT OFFLINE, BUT WHY IS THE 271.6 MILLION NOT THEN I ASSUME THE 2 MILLION IS IN THAT, SO WHY ARE WE NOT DOING 271.6 MILLION PLUS 750,000 THAT'S WHAT I'M NOT UNDERSTANDING AND AGAIN I CAN TAKE IT OFFLINE BUT BUT YOU SEE THE, THE QUESTION I'M ASKING IS IF WE HAD THAT 750,000 SO OR MAYBE THE OTHER WAY TO LOOK AT IT IS THIS, THIS, THESE BUCKETS ARE BEING FUNDED BY A COMBINATION OF CARES RELIEF, OTHER FEDERAL FUNDS, FEMA AND OUR EXISTING BUDGET.

IS THAT THE WAY WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE LOOKING AT THIS? ONLY IN IT FOR THAT LAST PART WITH OUR EXISTING BUDGET, ONLY $750,000 FOR THE CREATIVE SECTOR ASSISTANCE.

AND I WOULD ANTICIPATE SOMEWHERE IN THE, IN THE RANGE OF A MILLION AND A HALF OR SO FOR THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

WE'RE STILL WORKING THROUGH THE DETAILS OF THAT PROGRAM.

BUT AS I SAID EARLIER, THERE'S A LOT OF INTEREST FROM DEPARTMENTS PARTICIPATING IN THAT PROGRAM.

IT'S FUNDING IN THE BUDGET THAT CAN GO TOWARDS THAT PROGRAM.

IT'S ONLY FOR THOSE TWO LINE ITEMS IN THE FRAMEWORK.

OKAY.

WELL THEN I JUST, I'M SORRY, BOTH OF THOSE AMOUNTS WOULD BE PART OF THE TOTAL.

THE 270 POINTS, IT'S GOING TO BE 71.6 MILLION SYNOVIA JUST TALKED ABOUT AS WELL AS THE REALLOCATION OF EXISTING DEPARTMENT FUNDS.

SO THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

OKAY.

WELL THEN I HAVE A BROADER QUESTION THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO GO INTO HERE, BUT I, I'M, I'M STILL, I'M NOT UNDERSTANDING HOW WE CAME UP WITH THE TOTAL THAT WE'VE GOT AVAILABLE TO SPEND, I GUESS IS WHAT I'M SAYING.

SO, UH, WE HAVE A 271.6 MILLION HERE.

WHERE DID THAT COME FROM AND HOW DO WE, WHERE'S THAT TOTAL? SO WE CAN TAKE THAT OFFLINE.

BUT THAT'S MY, THAT'S A FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION THAT I HAVE HERE BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT TELLS ME, YOU KNOW, WE, WE, WE KNOW, WE, EVERYONE IS SAYING THAT WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO COVER THE NEEDS.

WELL, DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY.

WHAT IS, WHAT'S THE COMPONENT OF, OF THE MONEY THAT WE HAVE? IN OTHER WORDS, WHAT ARE WE ADDING UP TO UNDERSTAND THE MODEL THAT WE HAVE? SO THAT'S A FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION.

SO, UM, SO LET ME TURN TO THE OTHER ONE.

SO, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN, I LEAVE TO ADDRESS YOUR QUESTION ABOUT THE HOMELESS, UM, ADDRESS THAT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UM, SO, SO WE ARE UTILIZING THE EXISTING FUNDS IN OUR HOSTA PUBLIC HEALTH BUDGET TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE CASE MANAGEMENT TO, UM, CONNECT FOLKS TO, TO, UM, HOUSING.

ALSO.

UM, WE HAVE, UM, ABOUT 2.4 MILLION THAT IS COMING FROM, UM, ESG AND THERE'S ANOTHER MILLION FROM CDBG, UM, AND THAT WILL PAY FOR CASE MANAGEMENT, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND HOUSING

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ASSISTANCE.

AND SO OUR, OUR, UM, WE'RE COLLABORATING WITH THE CASE MANAGERS TO, UM, WORK WITH THE FOLKS THAT ARE IN PROTECTIVE LODGES TO MOVE THEM INTO HOUSING.

SO THAT IS THE GOAL.

OKAY.

OKAY.

I KNEW THAT WAS THE GOAL AND I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THAT.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT SOMEWHERE IN ALL OF THIS WE HAD THE DOLLARS TO EFFECTUATE THAT GOAL.

SO FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE, UM, DIRECTOR HAYDEN, DO YOU FEEL LIKE THERE'S SUFFICIENT DOLLARS TO, TO REACH THAT GOAL? UH, AND OUR STATED GOALS, IS IT FOR FOLKS THAT ARE IN OUR LODGE THAT WE'RE GOING TO GET THEM INTO HOUSING AND THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GO BACK OUT ON THE STREETS.

UH, THAT, THAT IS OUR GOALS.

UM, AS WE, YOU KNOW, THE BEST LAID PLANS, WE CAN DO EVERYTHING WE CAN, WE CAN TO DO THAT.

WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE'RE WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS THAT PUSH VARIOUS BARRIERS.

BUT THAT IS, YES, AND WE, FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE, WE HAVE THE FUNDING TO, TO ACCOMPLISH THAT.

UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE FOR, DO YOU MIND THE FUNDING IS THERE TO ACCOMPLISH THAT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT.

UM, MAYOR, I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS BUT I'LL UH, YOU CAN CIRCLE BACK AROUND TO ME LATER.

THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

AND ON THE DOLLARS THAT YOU HAVE, THE MONEY THAT COMES FROM THE CARES ACT, WE CAN APPLY A HUNDRED PERCENT ANYTHING WE'RE PAYING FOR WITH FEMA, WE HAVE TO PUT UP 25% IS THAT CORRECT? YOU'RE A MUTED AND YOU'RE MUTED.

ALRIGHT.

THAT IS CORRECT.

SO RUMOR IS IT THE TREASURY GUIDELINES MAYBE SOFTEN AND WE MAY EVENTUALLY THEY MAY MAKE A DETERMINATION THAT WE CAN USE OUR ROTAVIRUS FARM TO PAY FOR THE 25% THAT'S JUST A RUMOR AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

SO THAT'S PART OF WHY WE NEED A CONTINGENCY THAT WE CAN ADJUST IT WHEN THAT OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS ITSELF FOR HIM.

AND, AND RIGHT NOW YOU'RE ASSUMING THAT THE 25% IS GOING TO COME OUT OF THE BUDGET OR THE GENERAL FUND SOMEWHERE, IS THAT RIGHT? UM, OR, OR ANY OPERATING DEPARTMENTS, BUDGETS, YOU KNOW, IF THERE'S OTHER NON GENERAL FUND DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE QUOTED 19 RESPONSE, UM, THEIR BUDGETS WOULD BE HITTING THAT EXTRA 25%.

I WOULD JUST REITERATE IT AT A HIGH LEVEL.

THIS IS WHY I APPRECIATE STAFF LAYING IT OUT THIS WAY.

I WOULD IMAGINE THAT, THAT, THAT EVERY MONTH THESE NUMBERS COULD EASILY GET RE JUGGLED.

UH, AS WE SEE MORE BEING ABLE TO PREDICT RIGHT NOW WHAT THE LAY OF THE LAND IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE THROUGH DECEMBER IS GOING TO BE REALLY, REALLY HARD THING TO DO.

AND AS WE ALL LOOK AT THE MODELS FOR HOW THIS DISEASE COULD RUN ITS COURSE, UM, MAYBE WE COULD BE LOOKING AT TWO MORE SURGES OR NO MORE SURGES.

UH, AND UM, YOU KNOW, IF WE ACTUALLY GOT TO 60,000 TESTS ASSOCIATED WITH AN ADDITIONAL SURGE, UH, WE PROBABLY AS I LOOK AT IT, UH, UNDER