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LOVE THAT WAS REAL AND TRUE.

[Call to Order]

SOMEHOW IT SEEMED LOVE WAS MOST IN DEBRA TREEHOUSE.

PRESIDENT DANNY SIMES.

EMILY SHOT ROBIN, ALASKA SICK.

JEAN BROOKS, DIANE CRAIG FOSTER WALL.

SO HAMBURG.

OKAY, I WAS BORN HERE.

PUT YOUR SCREEN ON LESSONS.

AS FAR AS SPEAKING, EVERYONE TURNED THEIR VIDEOS OFF.

I'M CALLING IN THROUGH THE PHONE SO I DON'T HAVE THE SCREEN AT THE MOMENT.

I DON'T, I DON'T HAVE VIDEO ON THIS COMPUTER.

I DON'T HAVE A VIDEO EITHER.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

ACTUALLY THAT IS NOT, I DO, BUT I BELIEVE THAT .

I'M SORRY, WHAT DID YOU SAY? WHAT DOES THAT FIT? WE HAVE FIVE, CORRECT? AM I MISINFORMED LEE? I HAVE SIX MEMBERS INCLUDING CHAIR FRANKS.

OKAY.

OKAY.

I MAY IF I MISCOUNTED COUNTED.

I APOLOGIZE ABOUT THAT.

SO WE DO HAVE QUORUM.

SO THIS MEETING IS OFFICIAL.

WE WILL GET STARTED.

[Item 1]

HAS EVERYONE HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THE MEETING MINUTES FOR MY LAST SPECIAL CALL MEETING? ANY CORRECTIONS? ANY DISCUSSION? HEARING NONE.

I WILL ASK FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

OKAY, SO MOVED.

THIS IS JANE BROOKS.

THANKS.

JOE.

BOOKS MOVED THERE.

SECOND BOTHERING HER.

LASKY.

OKAY.

AS I MOVED AND SECONDED.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

OPPOSED? OKAY.

THE MEETING MINUTES HAVE BEEN ADOPTED.

[Item 2A]

WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO DISCUSSION REGARDING THE 2020 MINUTES RECOMMENDATIONS.

EVERYONE HAD A CHANCE TO READ THEM.

NOW I HAVE A VOLUNTEER TO READ THE EACH OF THE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS.

WAS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? LEE? POINT OF ORDER.

DO WE NEED TO VOTE ON EACH RECOMMENDATION SINGULARLY OR AS A WHOLE? THIS IS LEE.

I BELIEVE YOU CAN VOTE ON THEM AS A WHOLE BECAUSE THEY WERE PRESENTED TO THE COMMISSIONERS AS A WHOLE AND THE BUDGET RECOMMENDATION ITSELF GOES TO THE CO GOES TO COUNCIL AS A WHOLE PIECE.

IF SOMEONE IS HERE FROM THE CLERK'S OFFICE, THEY CAN CLARIFY THAT FOR ME.

I'M NOT SEEING ANYONE WHO PRESENT FOR THE FLORENCE OFFICE, BUT I AGREE THAT OKAY.

UH, ONE LAST TIME FOR ANY DISCUSSION.

TAKE A BUDGET RECOMMENDATION.

TAR HAS HIS HAND UP.

I'D LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT THE TVB.

LET YOU KNOW THAT TODAY MANY DEAF INDIVIDUALS NO LONGER USE TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES.

WHAT WE USE OUR VIDEO RELAY DEVICES AND I THINK THAT THAT WORD TBB NEEDS TO BE REPLACED ON THE RECOMMENDATION AND THERE IS A CARD THAT MENTIONS PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND AND HOW THEY ACCESS.

AND THEN INSTEAD OF TBD, YOU SHOULD BE USING VIDEO RELAY LIKE THE VIDEOS YOU'RE SEEING HERE TODAY

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ON OUR SCREEN.

THAT'S WHAT DEAF PEOPLE USE.

THEY NO LONGER USE CB.

OKAY, GOOD POINT.

AND THIS IS THE INTERPRETER SPEAKING.

IF EACH PERSON WHEN YOU'RE SPEAKING, IF YOU COULD IDENTIFY WHO IS SPEAKING THAT WILL HELP ME INTERPRETER OR HAVE FULL ACCESS VISUALLY.

GO AHEAD.

GO AHEAD.

KEN.

UH, COMMISSIONER BURKE, DIRECTOR FOR WHICH, UM, OF THE RECOMMENDATION NUMBERS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

AND THEN LET'S, LET'S MAKE SURE TO GET IN THE EXACT LANGUAGE.

OKAY.

DELETE AND REPLACE.

LET ME, LET ME FIND THIS.

LET ME FIND IT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

I THINK IT MAY BE, IT'S IN RECOMMENDATION THREE AND FOR THE INTERPRETER, THAT WAS COMMISSIONER ASKING THAT QUESTION AND I'LL FIND THE SPECIFIC SENTENCE FOR EVERYONE.

THIS IS TARA SPEAKING AS A COMMISSIONER.

BE I FOUND IT.

THE SENTENCE IS OFFICERS CURRENTLY GIVE CRIME VICTIMS WITH THE DISABILITY CARDS WITHOUT BRAILLE.

AND OR T T D D ACCESS.

SO WE SHOULD REPLACE A TDD ACCESS WITH SOMETHING ELSE OR SHOULD WE ADD FOUR AND THEN WE SHOULD REPLACE IT WITH VIDEO RELAY COMMUNICATION.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD AMENDMENT.

I'M ON BOARD WHEN WE DO OUR MOTION.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER TO TRY OUT IN THAT SAME RECOMMENDATION.

ACTUALLY IN THAT SAME PARAGRAPH, THERE'S AN INCOMPLETE SENTENCE.

I'M AT THE VERY LAST OF THAT PARAGRAPH.

IT JUST SAYS THERE ARE OTHER CONSEQUENCES, SO I THINK THAT SOMETHING ELSE SHOULD COME AFTER THAT.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT SHOULD BE OR THAT SHOULD BE REMOVED.

YEAH, AND WHILE WE'RE AT IT AND FIXING THAT PARAGRAPH, THERE'S TWO PERIODS IN A ROW AFTER THE WORD UP ON THE FIFTH CLIENT.

SO MAYBE JUST FOR NOW, JUST SCRATCHING UP.

THERE ARE OTHER CONSEQUENCES UNLESS WE HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD THERE.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON EITHER EDITING, ADDING TO OR REMOVING THE LAST SENTENCE IN THIS RECOMMENDATION? THIS IS DIFFERENT.

IT SAYS COMMISSIONER ACT.

I WOULD RECOMMEND REMOVING IT UNLESS WHOEVER WROTE IT HAS IDEAS ABOUT WHAT ELSE SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED.

AND THE SHERIFF FRANK, WHO WAS THE DRAFTER OF THIS RECOMMENDATION.

MR. LEVY, THIS WAS A ROBIN'S RECOMMENDATION.

MR , DID YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER COMMENT? RECOMMENDATION? WERE YOU WANTING TO ADD ANYTHING TO IT OR ARE YOU OKAY WITH HAVING THE LAST SENSE REMOVED? THIS IS GOING TO SHOW THAT IT LOOKS LIKE SHE DROPPED OFF THE CAR UNLESS I'M NOT SEEING HER NAME LISTED HERE.

YEAH, I DON'T SEE HER AS WELL.

OKAY.

YEAH, SO I DON'T SEE HER AS WELL ON THE LIST DISCIPLINES.

HI, THIS IS COMMISSIONER LEVEL.

SO JUST TO MAKE FIT FOR THIS, THIS ONE, UH, WE'RE GOING TO CHANGE THE TDD TO VIDEO RELAY COMMUNICATION AND THEN TAKE AWAY THAT LAST SENTENCE IN THIS PARAGRAPH ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES.

OKAY.

SINCE THERE'S NO CONSEQUENCE AND FIX THE PUNCTUATION.

OKAY.

IT'S THE PUNCTUATION WHERE,

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AND THE LAST SENTENCE THERE IS TO, THIS IS YOUR FRANCS AND THE LAST SENTENCE THERE IS, I BELIEVE YOU MENTIONED THE LAST TIME THERE WAS TWO PERIODS IN A ROW.

WHICH LAST SENTENCE, WHAT'S THAT PARAGRAPH SAY? AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF ROW FIVE.

IN THAT SAME PARAGRAPH, WE'RE LOOKING LINE FIVE.

LET'S DO THIS.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER LEVY.

I'M GOING TO SHARE MY SCREEN WITH EVERYBODY.

I THINK I DID THE WHOLE SCREEN AND NOT ME.

I DO WHAT I DID STRUGGLE BACK.

I DIDN'T WANT TO SHARE MY WHOLE SCREEN.

I JUST WANT TO SHARE.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER OLASKY AGAIN, THE UH, THERE ARE OTHER CONSEQUENCES THAN IT IS SUPPOSED TO, UH, LEAD INTO THE REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS.

OKAY.

SO YOU'RE LOOKING AT HAVING THIS AS A BRIDGE SENTENCE SINCE THE NEXT PARAGRAPH.

WELL, RIGHT BECAUSE CLAIMING OUT WHY WE PROPOSED, UM, ADDRESSING BOTH THE NONVIOLENT CARS AND THE VIOLENCE OF THE POLICE OFFICERS IS PRETTY BIG JOB.

I SUGGEST THIS IS COMMISSIONER AT THE FLOOR THAT WE SAY THERE ARE OTHER CONSEQUENCES PERIOD.

AND THEN JOIN THAT NEXT PARAGRAPH INTO THE FIRST, THAT FIRST PARAGRAPH THAT STARTING WITH HOWEVER, WITHIN COMMA, I MEAN I'M SORRY, IN A 20, 19 REPORT BY THE UNIVERSITY OF TECH SCHOOL, HUMAN RIGHTS LAW CLINIC, WHATEVER, WHATEVER THAT COMMA FOUND.

SO THERE ARE OTHER CONSEQUENCES, PERIOD.

MOVE UP THE NEXT SENTENCE TO SAY IT CAN KEEP ACTUALLY CONSIDERED JUST LIKE IT IS A 2019 REPORT, BUT GET RID OF THE WORD HAT BEFORE FOUND IN THAT SENTENCE.

THE WORD HAD YEAH.

IN FRONT OF FOUND IT SHOULD JUST BE FOUND, NOT HAD FOUND.

OKAY.

IS EVERYBODY OKAY WITH THAT? YEAH.

AND JOSE, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN, IF YOU'RE EDITING IT OR NOT.

A FEW OTHER GRAMMATICAL CORRECTIONS WOULD BE IN THE UM, IN THAT SAME PARAGRAPH ABOUT THE 2019 REPORT.

UM, THE LAST SENTENCE CURRENTLY ENDS WITH A COMMA INSTEAD OF A PERIOD.

I CORRECT THAT AND THEN I'M STILL ON THAT SAME RECOMMENDATION.

UM, THE SECOND PARAGRAPH AFTER, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM YOU IDENTIFY? UM, IT SAYS WANTING TO BE WANTING TO BE A GOO PERSON.

UM, I BELIEVE THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD.

UM, SO WE NEED AN A D AND THEN ALSO, UH, TO CLOSE.

UM, CAUSE I BELIEVE THERE'S A, UM, AN APOSTROPHE.

SO I BELIEVE LIKE A GOOD PERSON IS SUPPOSED TO BE IN QUOTES, SO IT JUST NEEDS A D.

AND THEN TO CLOSE THE QUOTE WAS, AND TAR HAD HIS HAND UP.

THIS IS THE INTERPRETER, UH, FOR GRAMMATICAL CORRECTIONS AFTER TV.

AND THAT PART OF THE PARAGRAPH I WOULD ASK THAT THAT BE REPLACED TO BE OUR VIDEO RELAY.

JUST THE ABBREVIATION VR WHERE TV IS .

THIS IS A CONDITIONAL OR LOUD SCHEME.

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I DO THINK WE SHOULD SPELL OUT VIDEO RELAY BECAUSE VR CAN ALSO BE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION.

I DO THINK THAT SELLING OUT VIDEO RELAY WOULD HELP CLARIFY WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR.

OKAY.

YES, THAT IS RIGHT.

WE TYPICALLY SAY VIDEO RELAY SERVICE B R US, BUT I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT IN THAT FIRST SENTENCE.

WHEN YOU SAY TDD, SAY DD ABOUT FIVE TIMES IN THAT PARAGRAPH.

BUT YOU SEE D D D D D, D, D, D, ALL OF THOSE NEED TO BE REPLACED WITH V R VRS.

WELL THIS IS COMMISSIONER TRIAX.

SO EVERY TIME THAT IT SAYS D D, THAT IS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY.

SO THOSE ARE DIFFERENT.

THOSE ARE DIFFERENT THINGS.

IDD IS INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY.

SO THOSE NEED TO, THOSE DON'T NEED TO BE CHANGED BECAUSE THAT'S TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING COMPLETELY.

I GOTCHA.

I GOTCHA.

OKAY.

I THOUGHT YOU WERE TRYING TO SAY TDB AND YOU MISSED THE T.

SO THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING THAT.

COMMISSIONER.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER LEVY.

SO I WENT BACK AND FOR THE VRS I STARTED OUT IN PARENTHESES VRS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

FLEXIBLE.

WE HAD DISCUSSED TDD AND IN THIS SECTION HERE WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, I SPELLED IT OUT THE FIRST TIME, PUT IT IN PARENTHESES TO IDENTIFY IT AS WHAT'S GOING TO CARRY FORWARD IN THE DOCUMENT.

AND THEN NOW ANYWHERE THAT THERE'S IDD, THE IT WILL, IT WILL BE THERE GOING FORWARD.

GREAT.

JUST ON THAT NOTE, THERE WAS A COUPLE OF SPOTS WHERE IT WAS EITHER I WOULD JUST EITHER MISSING A D, EITHER IT'S WHO'S IDENTIFIED AS I, UH, SLASH DD OR, UH, ID SLASH, DS.

SO I JUST FIXED THOSE TO MAKE A CONSISTENT DRUGS.

AND I CONCUR WITH WHAT YOU WERE MENTIONING.

COMMISSIONER 11.

THANK YOU.

THIS IS CHAIRING FRANKS AND FLORES TO OPEN FOR ANY FURTHER COMMENTS.

THE RECOMMENDATION, THIS IS COMMISSIONER TRIAC AND THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS, BUT GIVEN THE CURRENT FINANCIAL SITUATION IN THE CITY, DID WE GET ANY KIND OF DIFFERENT GUIDANCE ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE EXPECTING FOR THE BUDGET IN THE COMING YEAR OR ARE WE JUST OPERATING KIND OF WITH THAT KIND OF BUSINESS AS USUAL IN THAT AREA? I WASN'T SURE IF ANYTHING CHANGED OR WE'D GOTTEN ANY ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE.

THIS IS THIS COMMISSIONER LEVY LAST MONTH WE DISCUSSED LOOKING BACK AT MY NOTES THAT THE REC, THE RECOMMENDATION, AND I THINK THIS CAME FROM THE CITY.

WE HAD SOMEBODY TO PUT THE CITY MANAGER THAT WAS WITH US THAT DAY.

UH, RECOMMENDED TO GO AHEAD AND ASK ME FOR THINGS THAT IS KIND OF BETTER TO ASK FOR THE ASK FOR THE MOON OR ASK FOR THE STARS TO GET THE MOON AND TO ASK FOR THE MOON AND GET NOTHING.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER ORLOVSKY.

I HAD BOARDED SOMETHING FROM THE, UH, CITY OFFICE, WHICH, UH, EXPLAINED I THE NEW SITUATION.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER SHRACK, THE PANDEMIC CRISIS THAT IS, HAD EXTREME FINANCIAL IMPACT ON THE CITY.

YES.

YES.

IT CAME THROUGH DAVID.

IT WAS A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION.

IS THE UPDATED BUDGET A

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FORECAST FOR ALL THE QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSIONS INCLUDING OURS? START.

DID YOU WANT TO COMMISSIONER ALASKA AND MORE WORK OR DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? YEP, YEP.

THAT ANSWERS MY QUESTION.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, THE FLOOR.

I WILL CALL ONE MORE TIME OR ANY OTHER, ANY, UH, ANY COMMENTS TO ANY OF THE SIX RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GO TO A VOTE.

EXCUSE ME.

UH, COMMISSIONER SIGNS.

I JUST WALKED THIS.

SAM WAS PRESENT.

THANKS MR. SCIENCE.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE.

OKAY.

I WILL ASK FOR A MOTION FOR SOMEONE TO MAKE MOTION TO WITH THE AMENDMENTS MADE.

MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE BUDGET.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2021 CITY BOSTON BUDGET PLAN.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE IT.

2021 BUDGET WITH THE AMENDMENTS.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER TRACK.

I WOULD LIKE TO SECOND THE MOTION.

OKAY.

HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

I OPPOSE.

ALL RIGHT.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS PUT IN WORK INTO DRAFTING THESE RECOMMENDATIONS.

I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO HOPEFULLY UNDERSTANDING WITH THE PATENT, DAMMIT HAD MADE, WE MAY NOT GET ALL OF THEM, BUT REALLY IT'S WORTH THE EFFORT TO TRY TO BETTER THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

[Item 2B]

SO NEXT ONE WE'LL MOVE ON TO AN ITEM WHICH COMMISSIONER ALASKA HAS REQUESTED THAT WE DISCUSS HOW THE CITY IS ADDRESSING COVEN 19, AND INDEED PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

THE FLOOR IS YOURS, COMMISSIONER ALASKA.

WELL, I'VE, I'VE BEEN CONCERNED BECAUSE THIS PANDEMIC IS ESPECIALLY AFFECTED PEOPLE WITH, UH, HEALTH CONDITIONS AND OR THE ELDERLY.

AND UM, COMPARED TO OTHER CITIES, THE CITY OF AUSTIN OFFERED LESS, UH, RESOURCES FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE.

I, OF COURSE THE COST OF LIVING IS SO HIGH.

UH, SEVERAL PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES LIVE ON SOCIAL SECURITY.

SO I THINK THAT, UH, I FEEL OUR COMMISSION SHOULD HAVE A RESPONSE, UH, AND SAY, HEY, UH, THIS PANDEMIC ESPECIALLY IMPACTS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

UM, THE EXISTING AID THE CITY IS PROVIDING IS NOT EFFECTIVE OR SOMETHING.

THIS IS THE INTERPRETER.

WHAT, UM, IS NOT, IS REALLY MINUSCULE.

UM, I MEAN, UM, IT HAS, IT HAD MADE THE NEWS THE AMOUNT WE WERE PROVIDING COMPARED TO OTHER CITIES.

SURE.

FRANK, I'M SORRY, MR LASKEY, THE AMOUNT WE WERE PROVIDING COMPARED TO OTHER CITIES MADE THE NEWS ALSO BEING REALLY TINY AND THE FACT, WELL THAT'S, THAT'S WHY I'M CONCERNED.

AND LIKE I SAID, THE FACT THAT THIS PANDEMIC ESPECIALLY IMPACTS, UM, PEOPLE WITH COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS, THE ELDERLY, I DON'T LIKE THIS.

IT MAKES, IT MAKES AUSTIN LOOK BAD.

THIS IS CHAIR FRANK.

DO YOU HAVE ANY DATA THAT REFLECTS THE AMOUNT OF SUPPORT THAT OTHER CITIES IN TEXAS ARE DOING COMPARED TO THE CITY OF LA? UH, YES.

UM, LET ME SPEED, UH, HOLD ON.

AND WHILE YOU'RE LOOKING, I SORT OF HAVE A RELATED QUESTION.

DID YOU FORWARD US SOMETHING THAT WE GOT ON THIS ALREADY? I DON'T RECALL SEEING THAT, BUT I MIGHT'VE MISSED.

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YES, I DID.

UM, HOLD ON.

UM, THIS IS JARRETT.

FRANKLY, I REMEMBER SEEING SOME INFORMATION THAT YOU SENT BETWEEN DAVID AND I REQUEST THE AGENDA ITEM, BUT I DON'T RECALL SEEING IT SENT OUT TO THE COMMISSION THROUGH DAVID OR LEE.

YEAH, YEAH.

UM, BUT SEE THIS, YEAH, HE'S IN TEXAS, ALLOCATED 15 MILLION IN RENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE IMPACTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS SAN ANTONIO ALLOCATED 25, UH, MILLION, UM, DALLAS ALLOCATED 13.7 MILLION.

UM, AND I'M PULLING UP OUR, UM, A RIGHT NOW.

UH, MMM.

WE, WE ALL CAME 1.2 MILLION AND THAT'S TO BE DISTRIBUTED BY THE AUSTIN HOUSING AUTHORITY, WHICH IS A CITY, UM, VISION.

SO I THINK THAT'S A BIG DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THE CITIES.

WONDERFUL.

SORRY, GO AHEAD.

I'M SORRY.

NON JOHN IS SAYING THE FLOOR IS OPEN FOR ANY DISCUSSION OR QUESTIONS.

THE COMMISSIONER SIGNS AND I WAS WONDERING, I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS ANY INFORMATION, YOU KNOW, I'M KIND OF AGREEING WITH A COMMISSIONER IN ALASKA, BUT UM, WHEN IT'S SPECIFICALLY I'M CONCERNED WITH, UH, IF DOES CITY HAS MADE ANY EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO HELP, UH, ORGANIZATIONS OR PEOPLE DIRECTLY, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ABOUT, UH, ENSURING THAT THEY HAVE, UH, SUFFICIENT PPS AND MATERIALS OF THAT NATURE? SORRY.

OH, GOOD.

I ASSUMED THAT THAT WAS OUR JOB TO RAISE, TO EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT THIS CAUSE THAT'S A VERY BIG DISCREPANCY AND I DON'T LIKE THAT.

THAT'S, I AGREE WITH YOU.

THAT'S WHAT I'M AT.

THAT'S PART OF THE QUESTION IS, UH, YOU KNOW, I, I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING SPECIFICALLY AND, UH, JUST TO, UH, VOICING THE CONCERN IS LIKE WHEN THE, UH, I WAS TAKING HOME ORDER, WAS HE SHOOTING? THERE WAS NO, I MEAN YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH THE WHOLE, UH, WHICH I UNDERSTAND, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE WEREN'T, YOU KNOW, DOING THAT, UH, CONCERNED THAT THEIR EXEMPTION EXISTED FOR A HOME CARE WORKERS, PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANCE, UH, NOW THAT NATURE AND, UH, SPEAKING PERSONALLY, THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION AND I'M SURE I WASN'T THE ONLY ONE ABOUT THAT.

AND BY THE WAY IT WAS MENTIONED.

UH, AND LIKE I SAID, IF YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH THE WHOLE, UM, RESOLUTION OR, UH, TO READ THAT, UH, THERE WEREN'T EXCEPTIONS FOR THAT, BUT IT WASN'T CLEAR, YOU KNOW, UH, AND THAT TOO, YOU WOULD HAVE WISHED THAT THEY SAID, UH, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDED THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS, INCLUDING PERSONAL CARE, ATTENDANCE.

THE STORY DOESN'T SAY I'M THE STORY WHERE I, THE KATIE'S STORY DOESN'T STAY WHERE I GOT THAT.

UM, AGAIN, THIS IS COMMISSIONAL RELAPSED SKI.

I, LET'S SEE, IT'S FROM MAY 13, 2012 20.

UM, IT'S WRITTEN BY KAILYN.

NORWOOD.

I SENT IT OUT TO YOU GUYS.

UM, BUT YES, I KNOW.

I KNOW.

IT DOES.

IT, I KNOW I'M CARE WORKERS WERE AFFECTED BECAUSE THE LADY WHO LIVED LIVED ACROSS FROM ME, SHE SAID SOMEBODY COME IN AND UM,

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SHE DID IT AND THAT AFFECTED HER.

UM, UH, THIS IS COMMISSIONER GRECO.

UM, WELL, JUST TO CHIME IN, I MEAN THERE, THERE'S CERTAINLY A GREAT, UM, BURDEN THAT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE FACING DURING THIS COVEN.

UM, THAT'S KIND OF AN ADDED BURDEN BECAUSE A LOT OF TIME PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRE AN IN PERSON SUPPORT.

UM, I KNOW THAT'S TRUE FOR, FOR MY SON.

UM, AND WITH CAREGIVERS AND FOLKS.

UM, I KNOW THEY WERE EXEMPTED FROM THE REQUIRE, YOU KNOW, THE PROHIBITION, THE STAY HOME ORDER.

SO THE PROHIBITION ON LEAVING THEIR HOMES, BUT MANY OF THEM DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES BECAUSE THEY WORRIED FOR THEIR OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY.

SO YEAH, IT'S CERTAINLY TRUE THAT THIS HAS BEEN ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT.

UM, YOU ALL MAY HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE, THE NEWS THAT'S COME OUT OVER THE LAST MULTIPLE WEEKS, UM, ABOUT EDUCATION.

UM, THAT'S BEEN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.

I MEAN, I WAS IN A COUPLE OF PIECES, UH, THIS WEEK, UM, ON, ON THE EXTRA BURDEN AND, BUT THERE'VE BEEN NATIONAL PIECES AS WELL, BUT THAT BURDEN ON STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND THIS TIME, UM, I'M NOT, I GUESS I WONDER WHILE FULLY AGREE, UM, THAT IS EXTRA TOUGH.

AND THE NUMBERS YOU CITED, UH, SOUND RELATIVELY BAD.

UM, I WONDER WHAT, UM, WHAT, YOU KNOW, WHAT WOULD CITY STAFF SAY BACK TO THAT? IS THAT, IS THE NUMBER YOU PULLED? WHERE'S THAT COMING FROM? IS IT REFLECTING EVERYTHING THEY'RE DOING? UM, AND THEN, AND THEN HOW DO WE LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS IN TERMS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES? DANNY ASKED A GOOD QUESTION.

I THINK ABOUT, UM, WHAT, WHAT ARE THEY DOING? PRESLEY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES BECAUSE YOU KNOW, YOU CAN GIVE A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS, BUT IF IT'S, IT'S NOT THEM NOT REACH TOO MANY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AT ALL.

SO I WONDER IF WE MIGHT, UM, HAVE IT FOR ONE AT OUR NEXT MEETING.

SOMEONE TALKED TO US ABOUT THE CITY'S RESPONSE TO COVIN IN PARTICULAR ABOUT, UM, PROVIDING ASSISTANCE.

AND I'VE SEEN, YOU KNOW, THAT THEY'VE, THEY'VE PROVIDED SOME GRANTS, UM, ADDITIONAL TO WHAT THEY WERE DOING.

UM, BUT IF SOMEBODY COULD TALK TO US ABOUT THE RESPONSE WITH A SPECIFIC EMPHASIS ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND, AND BE CERTAINLY PREPARED TO ADDRESS DANNY'S QUESTION ABOUT PPES AND CARE WORKERS AND WHAT, IF ANY HELP THEY CAN PROVIDE THERE.

WELL, IT'S LIKE I SAID, UM, MISS ROBIN, LIKE I HAD SAID, UM, THE LADY ACROSS FROM ME, SHE HAD A CARE WORKER AND THAT CARE WORKER WASN'T COMING ANYMORE SO SHE WASN'T GETTING ANY CARE.

UM, THEY CLEANED OUT HER APARTMENT.

RIGHT.

COMMISSIONER, I HOPE I'M AGREEING WITH YOU.

I DIDN'T GET MY TAKE CARE WORKERS TO COME IN TO HELP MY SON AT ALL.

SO YEAH, I'M WITH HER.

YEAH, IT'S BEEN ROUGH.

MR. FRANKS.

THAT'S DEFINITELY SAD TO HEAR.

THIS IS SHARON FRANK'S.

I THINK ALSO WHAT WE NEED TO SEE THROUGH RESEARCH IS UNDERSTANDING REALLY THERE WAS MONEY ALLOCATED, BUT I THINK THAT DOES CROW CARRY ACROSS A BROAD SPECTRUM OF INDIVIDUALS.

IT MAY OR MAY NOT ENCOMPASS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WITHIN THAT 1.2 MILLION.

IF WE CAN FIND SOME TYPE OF EMPIRICAL DATA THAT REFLECTS THE IMPACT THAT HAS ON THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY BECAUSE THERE MAY BE, THERE MAY BE A SIGNIFICANT PORTION WITHIN THEIR MONEY THAT WAS ALLOCATED, BUT IT MAY OR MAY NOT, WE DON'T KNOW UNLESS THERE'S SOME TYPE OF EVIDENCE THAT SHOWS THE SPECIFIC IMPACT THAT HAS ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

OKAY.

SO MAYBE IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO SOME RESEARCH TO FIND IF THERE'S ANY EVIDENCE OF THE IMPACT IT'S HAD ON SPECIFICALLY THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THE FLOOR IS STILL OPEN FOR ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, MR. COMMISSIONER SIDE THAT I JUST WANT TO, UH, I GUESS TO GIVE A, GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO CAPITAL METRO AND I THINK IT WAS DQB THAT THEY WERE PROVIDING A HOME DELIVERY OF GROCERIES FOR THEIR PASSENGERS USING, UH, METRO ACCESS PASSENGERS.

AND UH, BECAUSE IT WAS, YOU KNOW,

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DIFFICULT TO GO TO THE GROCERY STORE.

SO THEY WERE PROVIDING THAT SERVICE.

YOU JUST HAVE TO CALL AND, AND UH, THAT'S, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT CAUSE SOMETIMES WE DON'T, YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'T GET METRO OR THE, THE BAD GUY PERSONALLY, THAT BEACON, THEY DID A GOOD JOB.

THEY'RE DOING THE JOB.

THANK YOU.

DEF DEFINITELY COMMISSIONER SIGNS OR NO, I AGREE.

MY, MY WIFE AND I HAVE UTILIZED SOME OF THOSE BOXES SO WE'RE DEFINITELY IN A, WE'RE IN AGREEMENT.

I THINK ONE THING THAT ALSO NEEDS TO GET DRESSED IS UM, SHOPPING.

UM, MY WIFE IS BLIND AS WELL AND I SHOULD HAVE GONE TO A PARTICULAR HEB HERE IN AUSTIN AND THEY HAVE REFUSED TO PROVIDE HER DIRECT SHOPPING ASSISTANCE.

THEY, THEY UM, CLAIM THAT IT IS HER AND THEN SHE CANNOT GO ALONG WITH THE SHOPPING ASSISTANT.

AND SO THEY ASKED HER TO PROVIDE A LIST.

BUT IF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE BLIND WHO DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A PRINTER, UM, FOR ONE REASON OR NOT, THEY ARE NOT ALLOWING THEM TO TEXT THE WORKER THEIR SHOPPING LIST.

THEY MAY HAVE DRAFTED ON THEIR PHONE OR ANOTHER DEVICE UNLESS THEY VOLUNTEER.

AND THIS WAY THEY HAVE TO INTEREST THE SHOPPING ASSISTANT WHO WAS DOING OUT INTO THE STORE TO PROVIDE THE PRODUCTS AND BE REALLY NEAT TO BE SPECIFIC BECAUSE SOME OF THE SHOPPING ASSISTANCE, FOR EXAMPLE WITH US, SHE PICKED OUT ONLY ORGANIC ITEMS, WHICH OUR BILL WAS OVER A HUNDRED DOLLARS MORE THAN IT TYPICALLY SHOULD BE.

AND THIS CAN DIRECTLY AFFECT THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY WHO ARE ON LOW INCOME, WHO MAY UTILIZE SNAP BENEFITS, SOCIAL SECURITY, DISABILITY INCOME.

IT'S A BURDEN BECAUSE THERE ARE INTERESTING INDIVIDUALS TO PICK OUT THE ITEMS WITHOUT HAVING SPECIFIC INPUT ON WHICH ITEMS THEY PICK OUT.

AND THE AIR CONDITIONER, ALASKA PAY TV NEAR ME PUT UP BARRIERS.

UM, THEY SAID THAT AG CDC TOLD THEM TO PUT UP LOCAL CARRIERS.

UM, AND WHAT BARRIERS DO NOT PROTECT, PROTECT AGAINST A VIRUS? AIR TRAVELS OVER ROPES THAT THE REAL BARRIERS ARE MORE FOR, SINCE THERE WERE LONG LINES OF HEB AT SOME POINT BECAUSE THEY'RE ONLY ALLOWING A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PEOPLE INTO THE STORE AT SOME POINT IT WAS MORE FOR DIRECTING THE LINE OF TRAFFIC COMING IN OF THE STORE.

THEY STILL HAVE THEM UP.

EVEN THOUGH THEY DO NOT HAVE ONE LINES ANYMORE.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? AYE.

COMMISSIONER FRANKS.

ALRIGHT.

YES.

I'M SORRY.

I WAS MUTED.

I WAS TALKING, I WAS TALKING, BUT I DIDN'T REALIZE I WAS MUTED.

UM, BUT I WANT TO JUST FOLLOW UP ON YOUR, UM, YOUR COMMENT ABOUT SHOPPING AT HEB.

WHAT WAS THE REASON HEB GAVE YOU YOUR WIFE? UH, FOR NOT ALLOWING HER TO WALK WITH THE SHOPPER SOCIAL, THE SOCIAL DISTANCING SIX FOOT RULE.

OKAY.

AND THEY, UH, ONE OTHER ISSUE THAT I, THE FURTHER COMMENT ON THAT SPECIFIC ISSUE IS THAT WITH THE LAW AND THEY'RE REQUIRING PEOPLE COME IN WITH MATT, THE FACE MASK ON, THEY GET ACCORDING TO, SO WHAT I'VE HEARD IS THAT THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE NOT WEARING BASEMAP TO PREVENT, TO PROTECT OTHERS FROM SPREAD OF THE COVEN 19 VIRUS.

HMM.

THIS IS THE SECOND TIME SHE HAS GONE TO THE, BASICALLY AND FACE THE SAME ISSUE WITH THE SAME MANAGER.

EVEN THOUGH UNDER TITLE THREE, SHE IS ALLOWED TO BE PROVIDED SHOPPING SYSTEMS OR THE ADA.

OKAY.

THIS IS ROBIN.

CAN R AND R COMMISSION PASSED SOMETHING AGAINST THIS?

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AGAINST WHAT EXACTLY? MR ALASKA.

MMM.

A LOCAL GROCERY STORE HARASSING PROBABLY DISABILITY, SAME TO COMPLY WITH THE ADA.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER BROOKS.

I, I WOULD ASSUME THAT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION WOULD BE THEIR ARGUMENT.

UM, THEY'RE NOT DENYING HIS WIFE TO, TO GET GROCERIES, BUT THEY'RE CHOOSING HOW SHE GETS THEM.

SO UNDER THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, UH, RULE, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU WOULD CHALLENGE THAT.

AND I'VE SPOKEN WITH A LAWYER, DISABILITY LAWYER IN INDIA ABOUT THIS ISSUE AND HE IS NOT SURE BECAUSE IT IS A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AND THAT IS INTERPRETED BY THE ENTITY, NOT BY INDIVIDUAL.

HAVE YOU REACHED OUT, THIS IS COMMISSIONER THREAD.

HAVE YOU MADE A REQUEST TO HEB THAT THEY UM, YOU KNOW, EDIT THAT POLICY SO THAT SHE CAN, I MEAN SHE COULD AT LEAST WALK SIX FEET FROM THE PERSON AND HAVE THEM CHECK WITH AS THEY GO OR BE ON A PHONE AND TALK TO HER AS SHE GOES AND SAY, I ONLY SEE ORGANIC, YOU KNOW, I MEAN IT SOUNDS LIKE THE PERSON WHO'S ONLY PICKING OUT ORGANIC, THAT'S CAUSE THEY HAVE A PERSONAL PREFERENCE FOR ORGANIC, YOU KNOW, I MEAN BASICALLY IT'S LIKE A VALUE.

THEY'VE DECIDED THAT THAT'S WHAT YOU GUYS SEE IT.

AND SO, BUT THAT, BUT THAT'S NOT, THAT'S NOT OKAY.

AND I DON'T THINK THAT THEY'RE DOING ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE.

YEAH.

JUST, I GUESS IT SEEMS LIKE THIS IS A THING TO ADDRESS WITH HGB AND MAYBE EVEN WE COULD AGREE TO, TO, IF IT'S HELPFUL THAT YOU DRAFT A LETTER AND THEN WE SEND IT ON BEHALF OF THE, THE, THE MAYOR'S COMMISSION TO, YOU KNOW, HEB CORPORATE OFFICES AND SAY, HEY, THIS IS REALLY A PROBLEM WHERE PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR, AND DON'T KNOW AND GET SUBSTITUTED IN MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE ITEMS. YOU KNOW, ALSO IT AFFECTS PEOPLE WITH, WITH DISABILITIES GENERALLY WHEN HIGHER PRICE ITEMS ARE SELECTED.

I'VE HEARD THAT JUST BY THE, BY ON MY OWN SOCIAL MEDIA FEED THAT HEB SHOPPERS, UM, DO A LOT OF MORE EXPENSIVE SUBSTITUTIONS.

UM, AND, AND SO, YOU KNOW, THAT MAY JUST BE A PRACTICE THAT THEY NEED TO BE, YOU KNOW, CUTTING OUT.

THIS IS CHAIR FRANK.

UM, SHE DID HAVE COMMUNICATION WITH THE SHOPPER AND THE SHOPPER WAS NOT COMPLETELY HONEST WITH HER.

UM, FIRST ITEM, SHE'S SAID THAT, OH I WISH THIS WAS, FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAD REQUESTED SOME SPARKLING FLAVORED WATERS AND SHE HAD ASKED THE INDIVIDUAL, DID YOU PUT, DID YOU PUT THEM IN THE BASKET? AND THE SHOPPING ASSISTANT TOLD HER YES.

BUT THEN YOU WENT OVER WITH A PRODUCT CALLED IRA, WHICH WE'VE HAD A PRESIDENTIAL AMOUNT OF BEFORE WHERE IT'S A VIRTUAL AGE OF AGENT THAT YOU JUST THE CAMERA ON THE EYE DEVICE OR WHATEVER DEVICE IN ORDER TO READ THE RECEIPT.

AND SHE DID NOT PURCHASE THE ITEMS. AND SO SHE DID HAVE THAT ACCOMMODATION OF COMMUNICATION BACK AND FORTH.

BUT AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, SHE WAS NOT COMPLETELY HONEST ABOUT ALL THE ITEMS THAT SHE PURCHASED AND WE HAD TO REQUEST AND ONE OF THE ITEMS SHE PICKED OUT A DIFFERENT ITEM.

SO DEFINITELY IT'S, I DEFINITELY AGREE WITH YOUR POINT THAT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN THE BLIND COMMUNITY IS, I HAVEN'T SEEN THIS ALSO ON FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS IF THIS IS HAPPENING MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.

AND, BUT IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE EVERY ATB CAUSE I'VE HEARD OF A DIFFERENT AGB THAT HAS PROVIDED SHOPPING ASSISTANCE.

WALMART IS ANOTHER ONE WHERE I PERSONALLY GOT AND RECEIVED SHOPPING ASSISTANCE WITH A PERSON WHERE I WAS STAND AT THE END OF THE CART WHERE YOU HAVE THE HANDLE AND THE INDIVIDUAL WOULD BE AT THE OTHER END BEING ABLE TO HELP PICK OUT THE ITEMS. SO I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN ADDRESS.

THINGS WOULD BE WITH A LETTER ON BEHALF OF THE COMMITTEE AS IF EVERY COMMISSION MEMBERS IN FAVOR OF IT TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE.

BECAUSE AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL IMPACT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, ESPECIALLY IF THEY'RE PICKING UP ORGANIC ITEMS, WHICH COSTS, YOU KNOW, SAY 10 $15 MORE.

AND FOR SOME ITEMS, I'M JUST ONE MORE QUICK EXAMPLE.

WE, I,

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WE HAD ORDERED, ASKED FOR SOME CHICKEN LEGS, MAYBE LIKE A THREE OR FOUR PACK.

THE PERSON BOUGHT A BAG THAT HAD MAYBE 20 IN THEM AND COST US $15 MORE.

RIGHT? SO THIS WAS SOMETHING DIRECTLY IMPACTING US DURING THIS WEIRD TIMES.

WELL, MAYBE THERE'S A CHANCE, MAYBE IT'S A CHANCE TO ACTUALLY EFFECT HEBS AROUND THE THE COUNTRY, MOSTLY TEXAS.

UM, UH, AND, AND GET THEM TO, TO WORK ON THE POLICY ON THIS BY WRITING THEM A LETTER.

MAYBE WE OUGHT TO, I DON'T KNOW IF WE WOULD WANT TO JUST DELEGATE OUT LETTER WRITING OR IF WE WANT TO WORK ON IT AND COME BACK IN A MONTH.

YEAH.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER, UM, BROOKS, UM, COMMISSIONER FRANKS.

UM, WOULD IT BE HELPFUL? UM, ONE OF MY GRADUATE STUDENTS, UM, IS ACTUALLY THE HR DIRECTOR FOR HEB.

UM, AND SHE HEADS UP THE, UH, ACCESSIBILITY, THE DISABILITY, UM, ARM OF THAT.

UH, IF I GIVE YOU HER CONTACT INFORMATION, WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN REACHING OUT TO HER? YEAH, SHE ACTUALLY, SHE DOES THAT FOR ALL OF HEB.

OKAY.

YEAH, THAT WOULD BE DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY GREAT.

I'D APPRECIATE THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

COMMISSIONER SAYS, COMMISSIONER THROW, IT SOUNDS LIKE A DOT CONVERSATION COULD BE HELPFUL AND THAT SHE COULD HELP, UH, UNDERSTAND WHO WE MIGHT DIRECT A LETTER TO, UH, OTHERS OF HEB AND GET THAT INFORMATION.

UM, I, YOU KNOW, IT MIGHT BE EASIER, JONATHAN, TO WORK ON THAT OVER BEFORE, BETWEEN NOW AND OUR NEXT MEETING AND WE TAKE A LOOK AT IT AND TWEAK IT AND SEND IT OUT.

I'D BE COMFORTABLE VOTING TO JUST DELL APPROVE SENDING A LETTER ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSION EXPRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT THIS.

GENERALLY DEPENDING ON WHAT THE, THE POLLS OR THE TEMPERATURE OF THE REST OF THE COMMITTEE IS, HOW DO YOU FEEL JONATHAN, ABOUT WHETHER WE OUGHT TO TRY TO DELEGATE IT NOW AND THEN OR COME BACK AT OUR NEXT MEETING AND, AND SOMETHING THAT, UH, THIS WAS PLACED INTO THE AGENDA APP IS JUST DISCUSSION ITEM WITH NO, NOT AN ACTION ITEM.

SO WE COULD DEFINITELY PUT THIS ON THE NEXT AGENDA.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER OR LASKY? UM, I THINK WE SHOULD, THE LEAD DIRECTOR, I DON'T THINK WE'D BE ABLE TO LEGISLATE BEYOND, UM, THE AUSTIN DIVISION OF THE ATV.

UM, I DON'T THINK WE, I DON'T THINK MOST OTHER DIVISIONS OF HEB WOULD PAY ATTENTION TO OUR, UM, COMMISSION.

I THINK.

YEAH, I THINK THE AUSTIN DIVISION WOULD BE, WOULD BE MORE INFLUENCED BY US.

THIS IS CHAIR FRANKS.

I THINK WHAT COMMISSIONER CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, DEBRA, IS WHERE TARGETING THE AUSTIN DIVISION.

HOWEVER, THIS MAY CHANGE IN, UH, DEVELOP INTO A CHANGE OF POLICY THAT DOES EFFECT INTO THE REST OF THREE INSTANCE, MAINLY THE STATE OF TEXAS.

BUT MAINLY OUR MAIN FOCUS IS THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS THE POTENTIAL OF WRAPPING THIS LETTER.

GO AHEAD MR. TRAIL.

ALRIGHT, THIS IS COMMISSIONER THROAT AND UM, YEAH, I, WE DON'T HAVE ANY AUTHORITY TO LEGISLATE ANYTHING.

THIS IS A PLEA REQUEST.

UM, AND I THINK THAT IT MAKES SENSE TO, TO RAISE IT TO HEB CORPORATE.

UM, WE'RE JUST TALKING ABOUT SENDING ONE LETTER AND MAYBE MAKING A PHONE CALL TO, UH, JONATHAN MIGHT TALK DIRECTLY TO THIS LADY AND UM, AND GET MORE INSIGHT IN AND GET IN HER HEAD ABOUT THIS ISSUE.

BUT I, I, I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY WOULDN'T, UM, YOU KNOW, TAKE WHAT WE'RE SAYING RESPECTFULLY.

I MEAN, THEY'VE DONE A LOT OF GREAT THINGS WITH RESPECT TO FACILITIES.

I THINK THEIR MIND IS OPEN, BUT I THINK IT'S MORE RAISING THE ISSUE OF KIND OF DOWN ON THE GROUND DOWN IN THE WEEDS.

SOMETIMES WHAT HAPPENS AND IT'S, AND I THINK IT'S CRITICAL THAT IT BE ADDRESSED AT THE CORPORATE LEVEL BECAUSE OTHERWISE, YOU KNOW, YOU DIDN'T DO ANY, YOU'RE NOT, YOU HAVEN'T DONE HEB TO ADDRESS THIS AND SORT OF SEND OUT A MEMO ABOUT GUIDANCE FOR WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ON THE, YOU KNOW, ASSISTED SHOPPING.

UM, SO I THINK THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

UM, AND, AND I, AND WE'RE JUST ASKING,

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WE CAN'T LEGISLATE A DARN BIG DANNY HEB, RIGHT.

COMMERCIAL OR PSYCH.

GO AHEAD DENNIS.

YEAH, I AGREE AS WELL.

MR. BURKE.

GOOD.

THANK YOU DOREEN.

OKAY.

I WAS GOING TO SAY, WE CAN EXPRESS OUR CONCERN THAT WE'VE HEARD FROM MY CONSTITUENTS THAT THAT'S ALL WE'RE DOING AND WE WANTED TO GET SOME PEOPLE, UH, WHAT THEY PLAN ON DOING TO REMEDY.

LIKE YOU SAID, JUST THIS IS WHAT'S GOING ON.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO, YOU KNOW, SO I MAKE AN AGREEMENT OF A DENIAL LETTER OR ENGAGING HPP BECAUSE I THINK WE ALL KNOW THAT IF IT'S HAPPENING EXCEPT FOR FOUR, IT'S PROBABLY HAPPENING ALL OVER THE STATE OR ALL OVER THE REGION.

THAT IT SHOULD BE COVERED.

DEFINITELY.

SO WHAT I AM PROPOSED, I'M NOT MAKING AN OFFICIAL MOTION.

WHAT I PROPOSE TO THE COMMISSION IS THAT, UM, WE PUT THIS OUT, A DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEM FOR NEXT MONTH'S AGENDA.

I CAN DROP THE LETTER AND UM, HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH THE HR DIRECTOR THAT JEAN, UH, COMMISSIONER BROOKS WAS PUTTING ME IN CONTACT WITH.

I CAN HAVE THE LETTER CIRCULATE IT TO EVERYONE THROUGH DAVID OR LEE OR BOTH.

UM, EITHER TIME OF NEXT MEETING SO THAT WE CAN, UM, POTENTIALLY PUT THIS TO A VOTE.

YES.

THAT'S GREAT.

THAT SOUNDS GREAT.

THIS HAS COME TAR.

UM, I DO HAVE ONE OTHER DISCUSSION ITEM IF I MAY.

AND COMMISSIONERS BERG'S VIDEO FROZE.

UM, THE INTERPRETER IS LETTING HIM KNOW THAT HIS VIDEO IS FREEZING.

CAN YOU REPEAT YOUR VIDEO IS FREEZING.

OKAY, I'LL CLARIFY.

WE'RE HAVING SOME PROBLEMS WITH THE CITY MAYOR STEVE ADLER.

HE'S USING FACEBOOK POSTINGS AND THERE'S NO INTERPRETER WHEN HE PAY, WHEN HE POSTS ON FACEBOOK.

SO AS MAYOR, STEVE ADLER HOST, UM, THINGS ON FACEBOOK.

I THINK AS PART OF THE COMMISSION HERE, THE MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, WHENEVER THE COMMISSIONER OR WHENEVER THE MAYOR IS POSTING SOMETHING ON FACEBOOK, THERE SHOULD BE A LIVE INTERPRETER WITH HIM ON FACEBOOK SO THAT IT'S ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE WHO USE AMERICAN SIGN LANE.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

I THINK MAYBE IT'S A FUTURE AGENDA ITEM.

OKAY.

ARE THERE CAPTIONS JUST DON'T ASK THAT.

OKAY.

WELL, UM, THE CAPTIONS ARE NOT LIVE CAPTIONS.

THEY'RE AUTOMATED AND THEY'RE VERY BARBEL.

THEY'RE DONE WITH SOME BACKEND ASR AND THEY'RE VERY UNSATISFACTORY.

IT WAS THE COMMISSIONER SIGNED WAS JUST GOING TO MENTION THAT.

YES, I DO YOU AGREE THAT THE MAYOR SHOULD HAVE A ASL INTERPRETER AND ANY, UH, LOCAL FISHING SINCE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AUSTIN, THAT'S ESPECIALLY DEALING WITH THIS, UH, IN THIS, UH, DURING THIS TIME TO HAVE A 80 SOUND SEPARATE OF RIGHT BY THEIR SIDE OR, UH, AND UH, THIS IS COMMISSIONER FULLY, FULLY AGREE IN TERMS OF HOW TO MOVE FORWARD ON THIS.

THE FIRST THING I'D ASK IS LEE IS REALLY TO COMMUNICATE BACK TO THE CITY MANAGER AND THE MAYOR'S OFFICE AND COUNCIL ASK THAT THEY DO THIS.

UM, THAT IT CAME UP AT OUR MEETING AND, AND WE, WE ASKED THAT THEY DO THIS AND THEN WE COULD PUT IT ON NEXT MONTH'S AGENDA AS A, AS AN ACTION ITEM TO DO A RESOLUTION ON THAT.

BUT UH, AND, AND MAYBE COMMISSIONER BIRD YOU COULD WORK ON SOME RESOLUTION LANGUAGE.

UM, MAYBE, MAYBE A LEE COULD SEND PERMISSION OR BERT, ONE OF OUR MORE RECENT RESOLUTIONS TO USE THAT.

YES, I'D BE HAPPY TO DO

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THAT.

I WILL DO MY BEST AND I'LL FORWARD THAT TO THE, SURE.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

BUT I DO THINK IN THE MEANTIME, JUST MAKING THE ASK FROM THIS COMMITTEE WITHOUT A FORMAL, UM, MAY MAY RESULT IN, IN SOME PROGRESS AND IT'S WORTH TRYING.

I'D LIKE TO SHARE MY THANKS TO THE COMMISSIONERS FOR ENTERTAINING THAT CHEER FRIENDS, THIS IS A WAY STAFF LIAISON, I LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS A LITTLE GLADLY.

I CAN REACH OUT TO OUR LANGUAGE ACCESS COORDINATOR TO, UH, REITERATE THAT PEOPLE THAT ARE PART OF HEARING DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING THAT YOU SIGN LANGUAGE AS THEIR PRIMARY COMMUNICATION NEED ACCESS TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS WHEN CITY OFFICIALS ARE SPEAKING.

IT MATTERS THAT PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELLNESS.

AND I WILL ALSO, UH, INDICATE, UH, THE CONCERN ON THE FACEBOOK MESSAGING.

UH, HERE AT THE ADA OFFICE.

I AM THE PERSON THAT SCHEDULED SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS OR SOME OF THOSE, UH, PUBLIC PRESS CONFERENCES THAT YOU'VE SEEN WITH DR. MARK S. SCOTT AS WELL AS MAYOR ADLER.

AND I WANT TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE THAT ARE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO THE COMMUNICATION THAT THE CITY PUTS OUT, ESPECIALLY WITH COVEN 19 GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

GO AHEAD.

I THINK IN ADDITION TO THE, UH, REQUEST FOR THE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS, IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT CAPTIONS SHOULD BE PROVIDED THAT ARE ACCURATE BECAUSE NOT, NOT ALL FOLKS USE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE.

AND SO THAT'S IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE ACCESS THROUGH BOTH MEDIUMS. THIS IS ME AGAIN, COMMISSIONER SHAIRAQ.

I'D LIKE TO SPEAK ON THAT AS WELL.

UM, WE DO OUR VERY BEST TO WORK WITH TEXAS POST CAPTIONING TO ENSURE THAT CAPTIONING FOR PEOPLE BETTER ARE HARD OF HEARING THAT YOU'RE NOT PRIMARILY ASL, HAVE AN ACCURATE, UH, REAL TIME.

UH, BUT I WILL NOTATE THAT TO OUR LANGUAGE ACCESS COORDINATORS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

LEE, AND THIS IS CHAIR FRANK.

I HAVE A QUESTION FOR COMMISSIONER.

UM, IT HAS BEEN ADDRESSED TO ME BY A FRIEND OF MY, THAT MEMBERS OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING COMMUNITY ARE HAVING SCALPEL WHEN WATCHING NEWSCASTS OF LOCAL RADIO STATION THAT SOME OF THE INDIVIDUALS ARE WEARING FACE MASKS AND THAT MUFFLES THE ABILITY TO BE EITHER READ LIPS OR CLOSED CAPTIONING TO BE COMPLETELY ACCURATE AND WHAT THE NEWSCASTERS ARE SAYING HAVE, HAS THAT BEEN ADDRESSED TO ANY YOU PERSONALLY OR ANY MEMBERS OF YOUR COMMUNITY? YES, I'VE HEARD SOME STORIES ABOUT THAT SO I'M AWARE OF THAT.

UM, BUT ALSO THEY'VE MADE MASKS WITH UH, SEE-THROUGH WITH THE CLEAR FOR THE LIPS SO THAT YOU COULD SEE CLEARLY THROUGH AND HAVE A BETTER LIP READING.

SO THEY HAVE MADE THOSE MASKS FOR THAT.

SO I'M SURE THAT THEY'RE A LITTLE BIT MORE EXPENSIVE.

BUT UM, IT JUST DEPENDS.

EACH INDIVIDUAL IS DIFFERENT.

THE MOST IMPORTANT IS THAT THEY CAN JUST UNDERSTAND IT, YOU KNOW, THAT'S PRIMARY, WHATEVER'S PRIMARY FOR THEM, THAT THEY CAN UNDERSTAND THAT.

CORRECT.

CORRECT.

ALL RIGHT.

THIS IS COMMISSION.

THAT'D BE COMMISSIONER BURKE.

QUICK QUESTION ON THAT, WHICH WOULD, IF GIVEN THE CHOICE, EVEN THOUGH IT'S UH, EACH INDIVIDUAL INDIVIDUALS, INDIVIDUAL IS INDIVIDUALIZED FOR EACH PERSON, WHAT'S SHE, WHAT DID YOU THINK WOULD BE MORE GLOBALLY ACCEPTABLE? HAVING BETTER CAPTIONING OR HAVING THE ACCESSIBILITY TO READ SOMEBODIES LIPS.

OKAY.

CAUSE IF WE'RE GOING TO, IF WE WANT TO ADDRESS THAT WITH THE NEWS PEOPLE, WE WANT TO GET THEM, YOU KNOW, THIS IS WHAT WILL SERVE THE MOST PEOPLE.

THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

I WOULD SAY THERE'S TWO PRIMARY SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS AND THE CAPTIONING, THE CLOSE CAPTIONING.

THOSE ARE THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT.

I THINK IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE.

THE REST IT

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CAN BE TAKEN CARE OF LATER.

I FEEL LIKE.

MMM.

BECAUSE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT POSSIBLE FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. I FOLLOW ON TWITTER AND WHEN THERE'S MAJOR WEATHER ALERTS SUCH AS THE STORM THAT WE HAD THIS PAST WEEKEND, THEY ONLY POST, THEY SAY THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES ARE GOING TO BE AFFECTED BY THIS STORM, BUT IT'S ONLY A PICTURE.

UM, I THINK THIS NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED, THAT THIS IS NOT ACCESSIBLE FOR THOSE WHO ARE BLIND AND UTILIZE SOCIAL MEDIA, THAT WE CANNOT READ WHAT COUNTIES ARE AFFECTED.

AND I'M NOT SURE IF OTHER NEWS STATIONS ARE DOING THIS, BUT I'VE ONLY NOTICED THEY CAME BECAUSE THEY AND IS DOING THIS AND AT THE NBC AFFILIATE, I FEEL AS IF, AS IF THIS NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AS WELL.

YEAH.

I WENT TO HER, WANTED TO ADD, UM, SOMETHING TO, UM, THE MONTH OF MARCH, A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY WERE VERY ANGRY ABOUT AUSTIN SPECIFICALLY.

UM, BECAUSE THERE WERE MANY CITIES THAT HAD INTERPRETERS READY WITH SIGN LANGUAGE ON THE NEWS, LIKE READY TO GO.

BUT HERE IN AUSTIN THEY DIDN'T HAVE THEM.

MISS STATE OF TEXAS, GOVERNOR ABBOTT DIDN'T HAVE IT FOR ONE, EVEN THOUGH THE SIGN LANGUAGE, BUT THE MEDIA, THEY DON'T SHOW THE SIGN LANGUAGE.

THEY JUST SHOW LIKE THE MAYOR'S FACE OR THE GOVERNOR'S FACE.

THEY CUT OUT THE INTERPRETER FROM THE SCREEN.

SO MANY IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY WERE REALLY UPSET.

SO I RECORDED A LOT OF THOSE VIDEOS.

UM, AND I POSTED THEM ON MY FACEBOOK TO SHOW THAT AUSTIN, THEY DO CUT OFF THE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER FROM THE SCREEN.

SO IT'S FRUSTRATING.

AND I DID MEAN TO SEND THOSE VIDEOS JUST AS AN EXAMPLE.

SO OUR OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR ABBOTT, SO I SENT IT AND I'VE HEARD NOTHING.

SO I'M SURE WITH THE CORONAVIRUS, YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN A LOT GOING ON BUT THAT HAD BEEN HAVING A LOT IN MARCH.

THIS IS SO COOL.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE ANOTHER GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO WRITE A LETTER TO CVS STATIONS SAYING IDENTIFYING THIS PROBLEM.

OKAY.

YES, YES, YES, YES, YES.

AND, AND MAYBE, YOU KNOW, GETTING THEM TO ADDRESS IT.

I, I, I, I DON'T KNOW IF ANY OF US PERSONALLY HAVE A PRESS LIST.

UH, BUT, BUT IT WOULDN'T BE THAT HARD TO DO IT.

WE JUST NEED TO TAKE, IF YOU COULD, AND IF YOU COULD TAKE THE LEAD ON TO TAKE THE LETTER YOU WROTE AND RETOOL IT TO BE DIRECTED TO MEDIA MEDIA AND THEN WE APPROVED, WE CONSIDER IT NEXT MONTH ON OUR AGENDA.

YEAH, THAT WOULD BE, I THINK THAT WOULD BE A GOOD THING.

YEAH.

THE DEAF PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.

OKAY.

COMMERCIAL OR LASKY, UH, THE, UH, HISPANIC QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSION, UH, WANTED ME TO, UM, YES, NO POLICE.

UM, WE, WE HAD THE UH, KEY REPORT A YEAR AGO AND I WAS JUST CURIOUS IF WE WANTED TO DO A RESOLUTION ON THAT WITH THE STUFF IN THE NEWS.

NOW I I THOUGHTS ON THAT.

THIS IS JARED FRANKS IS THAT WE NEED DATA TO SHOW THAT IT'S BEING EFFECTIVE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

SINCE WE ARE WORKING, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES NEED TO SHOW SOME TYPE OF EVIDENCE.

OTHERWISE JUST CIRCUMSTANCE THAT IT MAY, POLICE VIOLENCE MAY OR MAY NOT BE AFFECTING PEOPLE DISABILITIES UNLESS WE HAVE EVIDENCE TO REFLECT THAT.

OTHERWISE WE'RE NOT REALLY SPECIFICALLY ASSISTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

IT'S MORE OF A BROAD OKAY.

POSSIBILITY CAUSE THEY SAID THEY WOULD SUPPORT OUR RESOLUTION ASKED IF WE SUPPORTED DARE RESOLUTION ABOUT HOW IT IMPACTS ABOUT HOW UH, RACE

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AND DISABILITY, RACE AND POLICE ARE INTERSECTED.

UH, IF WE BROUGHT FORTH, UM, WHAT HAD HAPPENED WITH UT UT STUDY, THEY, THEY READ THAT REPORT FROM UT AND UM, THEY HADN'T SEEN IT BEFORE.

AND, UM, BECAUSE AT THE JOINT INCLUSION MEETINGS BEFORE A REPRESENTATIVE WHO WANTED TO WORK ON, UM, POLICE VIOLENCE AND I FORMED A LITTLE WORK GROUP, UM, CAN, THIS IS GOING TO SHOW IT THROUGH A QUOTE.

I'M JUST A LITTLE LOST ON WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NOW.

UM, IS THERE, YEAH, BUT DO WE HA I DON'T THINK THAT'S ON OUR AGENDA FOR TODAY.

ANYTHING ABOUT THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NEXT TIME.

OH, OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO CAN YOU THEN RESTATE LIKE YOU'RE ASKING FOR US TO CONSIDER, UM, SUPPORTING A SPECIFIC RESOLUTION FROM SOMEONE ELSE? UM, YEAH.

UM, SOMEBODY FROM THE QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSION AND I, UM, WHO, UH, BOTH SERVE ON THE JOINT INCLUSION COMMISSION.

UM, WE WERE INTERESTED IN HOW POLICE VIOLENCE AFFECTS OUR TWO COMMUNITIES.

OKAY.

SO YOU'RE ASKING, LET ME, JUST SO WE CAN AT LEAST GET CLEAR ON WHAT THE AGENDA ITEM WOULD BE.

THE ONE THING IS YOU'RE ASKING FOR US TO PUT ON AN AGENDA TO SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION THAT FROM JOSH FOR THE ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF TO BE FIRED.

THAT ONE, UM, WHERE THEY WENT TO, UH, POST POLICE VIOLENCE.

RIGHT.

I HAVEN'T SEEN HER, I HAVEN'T SEEN HER RESOLUTION, BUT SHE SAID SHE'LL SUPPORT OUR RESOLUTION, UM, IF WE'LL SUPPORT HER.

OKAY.

BUT IF, OKAY, SO I DON'T KNOW ABOUT A QUID PRO QUO, BUT, UM, CAN YOU, I THOUGHT THE DAVID FORWARDED AROUND A RESOLUTION THAT WE WERE BEING ASKED TO AGREE TO THAT INCLUDED AN ASS THAT THE ASSIST THE, THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE OR WHATEVER IT'S BEEN IN THE PAPER AND I THINK HE'S MAYBE KIND OF LEAVE THAT WE CALL FOR HIS RESIGNATION THAT WAS SENT AROUND.

IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE ASKING US TO PUT ON AN AGENDA TO, TO I THINK SHE'S GONNA REWRITE.

I THINK SHE'S GONNA REWRITE IT, UM, BECAUSE, UH, THE, WELL, SO I WOULD SEND OUT TO HER.

OKAY.

HOW ABOUT THIS? WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST ON THAT IS ONCE THERE IS A REWRITTEN RESOLUTION FOR US TO DETER THAT YOU HAVE DAVID FORD EARLY FORWARD THAT AROUND AND ASK IF THERE'S A SECOND, UH, FOR YOUR REQUEST TO PUT THAT ON AN AGENDA.

AND THEN AS OUR, YOU'RE SAYING THERE'S A REQUEST KIND OF A YOU AND UM, SOMEONE FROM THE SPAN OF QUALITY OF LIFE REACHED A RECOMMENDED QUID PRO QUO WHERE WE WOULD HAVE A RESOLUTION ALSO THAT THEY WOULD SUPPORT RIGHT.

NOW, WOULD YOU DISCUSS ABOUT THE UT STUDY IS WITHIN OUR BUDGET REQUEST.

IS THERE SOME OTHER THING THAT YOU'RE ASKING THAT'S A RESOLUTION FROM THIS COMMISSION? UM, UH, POLICE BRUTALITY OR WHATEVER AND THEN WHAT IS IT? NO, THAT'S, THAT'S IT.

UM, CAUSE LIKE I SAID, THEY HADN'T SEEN THAT BEFORE AND THEY THOUGHT THAT THAT WAS VERY INTERESTING.

OKAY.

BUT YOU CAME TO WRITE A RESOLUTION BASED ON THAT STUDY? UH, WELL ALSO THAT INCLUDES WHAT WE HAD VOTED TO PASS TODAY.

RIGHT? I MEAN IT'S RIGHT.

RIGHT, RIGHT.

COMMISSIONERS, PLEASE.

UH, JUST IF I MAY INTERRUPT AT A TIME PLEASE.

OKAY.

SORRY.

UM, THE INTERPRETER CANNOT DISTINGUISH BETWEEN EITHER FOR TORIAN TRAIL AND THEN MR ALASKA.

OKAY.

SO, OKAY.

I THINK WHAT I HEAR YOU SAYING ROBIN,

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IS THAT, UM, YOU'RE NOT READY TO PROPOSE A RESOLUTION FOR NEXT MONTH.

IS THAT RIGHT? OR ARE YOU GOING TO WORK ON A RESOLUTION THAT INCORPORATES SOME OF THAT LANGUAGE? WE INCLUDED IN OUR BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS.

WE NEEDED TO PASS IT FIRST, WHICH IS WHAT WE DID TODAY.

UM, I NEEDED TO SEE THAT.

UH, WE WOULD, I NEED TO RUN IT BY YOU GUYS FIRST.

OKAY.

BUT OUR OTHER COMMISSION WAS INTERESTED IN IT.

TELL YOU GUYS ABOUT THIS OTHER COMMISSION THAT THEY WERE, THEY WANTED TO DO THIS.

OKAY.

OKAY.

UM, SO THIS IS .

UM, SO MAYBE WHAT I HEAR YOU SAYING IS AS, AS TIME GOES ON, YOU MIGHT START WORKING ON A RESOLUTION FOR US TO CONSIDER.

RIGHT, RIGHT.

CAUSE THIS OTHER COMMISSION HAD IT KNOW THAT POLICE VIOLENCE ALSO IMPACTS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

THEY, THEY WANT TO, THAT'S, THAT'S THE WHOLE CONCEPT BEHIND JOINT INCLUSION COALITION.

WE'RE ALL SUPPOSED TO WORK TOGETHER ON SHIT, ON DIGITAL ISSUES.

THERE'S STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.

OKAY.

SO, I MEAN THIS COMMISSIONER THREAT WITH THANK YOU COMMISSIONER OR LOUDSPEAKER, IT SOUNDS LIKE IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING READY, A RESOLUTION DRAFTED ON THAT, UH, IN TIME FOR, UH, SOMEBODY TO SEND YOU DAVID OR LEE TO SEND IT AROUND TO US FOR A SECOND.

UM, YOU KNOW THAT THAT WOULD BE A WAY TO HANDLE THAT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WELL NOW THAT I KNOW PEOPLE ARE POTENTIALLY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS, I CAN TELL HER MEAN I CAN WORK ON THE DRAFT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UH, WE ARE GETTING CLOSER TO TWO 30.

IS THERE

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ANY OTHER FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ANY COMMISSIONER WOULD LIKE TO BRING FORTH TO THE COMMITTEE? YES, COMMISSIONER.

UM, FRANKS I DO, THIS IS COMMISSIONER THREAT HALL AND I WOULD LIKE TO RAISE THE ISSUE THAT I WAS ALERTED TO LAST NIGHT.

UM, UH, APPARENTLY THE CITY COMMISSIONER, UH, OR COUNCIL MEMBER LESLIE POOLE IS SEEN ON THE JUNE 4TH CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, UM, UH, PROPOSED ORDINANCE TO ALLOW, UM, SHOPPER SHOPPING ON SIDEWALKS AND IN PARKING LOTS AND IN PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY.

UM, BASICALLY TO HAVE FOLKS BE OUTSIDE AND ABLE TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.

UM, A REPORTER CALLED ME BECAUSE HE WAS CONCERNED THAT THIS COULD HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON MOBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IF, UH, FOLKS WITH DISABILITIES WEREN'T TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT ON THE FRONT END, UH, OF THIS ORDINANCE.

AND AS WE KNOW FROM THE DISCUSSIONS WE'VE HAD WITH THE POLICE ABOUT, UM, THE HOMELESS ORDINANCE AND ALLOWING CAMPING ON SIDEWALKS, THEY HA THEY TOLD US THAT THEY ONLY WERE RESPONDING TO, UM, ADA ACCESS.

IF SOMEONE CALLED AND SAID THE SIDEWALK WAS BLOCKED, THEY WEREN'T IN THEIR INITIAL INSPECTIONS OF HOMELESS PEOPLE USING SIDEWALKS, ENSURING THAT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

UM, EVEN THOUGH IN MY OPINION, THEY SHOULD, BECAUSE THE CITY, UH, SHOULD HAVE AN AFFIRMATIVE OBLIGATION, UM, TO, TO HELP KEEP SIDEWALKS ACCESSIBLE.

THEY SHOULDN'T NEED A COMPLAINT.

THEY SHOULD ALREADY BE TELLING FOLKS, HEY, YOU CAN CAMP HERE, BUT MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE 36, 36 INCHES OF, OF A SPACE.

SO I WANTED, UM, I KNOW THERE'S NOT TIME, THERE WASN'T TIME FOR US TO GET THIS ON THIS MONTH AGENDA, BUT I'D LIKE TO ASK THAT WE PUT A CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THIS ISSUE, ON THE NEXT MONTH'S AGENDA IN CASE THERE'S ANYTHING FOR US TO DO AT THAT POINT.

BUT I'D ALSO LIKE FOR EVERYONE TO, UH, I JUST WANT TO REQUEST THAT EVERYBODY REACH OUT TO THEIR COUNCIL MEMBERS AND ASK THAT.

UM, AND IN PARTICULAR ALSO, UH, COMMISSION, UH, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER POOL TO ASK THAT THEY INCLUDE EXPRESS LANGUAGE ABOUT ENSURING ADA ACCESSIBILITY

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IN THE ORDINANCE THAT IN ANY ORDINANCE THAT THEY ADOPT ON THIS TOPIC.

SO MY QUESTION IS THIS ORDINANCE, IS IT LANGUAGE DRAFTED OR IS IT PROPOSED? I HAD, UM, DAVID SENDER ROUND WHAT I GOT ON IT AND IT'S UH, PROBABLY IN THE WORKS SHE MAY BE WORKING ON IT.

WHAT SHE POSTED IS, HERE'S MY CONCEPT.

SO IT'S NOT A, IT DOESN'T HAVE LIKE AN ATTACHED, UH, THE, THE, THE LEGAL LANGUAGE OF THE ORDINANCE.

IT'S JUST, HERE'S THE CONCEPT, BUT IT DOESN'T MENTION ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AT ALL.

I DEFINITELY AGREE WITH THAT.

THIS IS POTENTIALLY AN ACCESS BARRIER AS WELL AS FROM OUR DISCUSSION WITH THE HOMELESS ORDINANCE.

IT'S IMPACT INDIVIDUALS WITH MOBILITY, UM, DISABILITIES.

AND SO I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOUR POINT.

ANYBODY ELSE? UM, CAN YOU HEAR ME? NO.

CALL ONE LAST 10 ITEMS. OKAY.

UH, I WILL, I WILL NOW ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR SOMEBODY.

MAKE A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER LEVY.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING I MENTIONED THAT I LIVED IN, I MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.

OKAY.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

POST.

I THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF YOUR THANK YOU FOR BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONTINUING TO DO THE WORK THAT YOU DO.

UH, WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO SPEAKING TO YOU ALL NEXT MONTH.

HAVE A GREAT REST DAY.

REST OF THE WEEKEND AND PLEASE STAY SAFE.

OH AND THANK YOU COMMISSIONER FRANK.

CAN I JUST ADD COMMISSIONER THAT I HOPE EVERYONE NEEDS TO IT.

LEE, IF YOU CAN FORWARD TO US THE REVISE A RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BUDGET.

EVERYONE NEEDS TO FOLLOW UP WITH THEIR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ASKING THAT AND HAVE ANY MEETINGS YOU CAN ASKING THAT THEY ADOPT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS.

REMEMBER WITH WE JUST MAKE 'EM AND THEY JUST GET FORWARDED, BUT WE DON'T DO ANY ADVOCACY FOR THEM.

THEY WON'T GET PASSED, SO DEFINITELY KEEP THAT IN MIND COMMISSION.

AS SOON AS I GET THAT FROM VICE CHAIR BUDDY OF FORWARD TO THE COMMISSION, THEY WILL.

THANK YOU.

HAVE A GOOD DAY.

THANK YOU ALL.

THANK YOU.

BYE BYE.

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* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.