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UM, I SEE, UH, JIMMY FLATTING IN HERE KEPT ON FLAT AGAIN.

COUNCIL MEMBER ALTERRA ON SOME MEMBER, KITCHEN COUNCIL MEMBER, POOL, COUNCIL MEMBER, PAGE OUT SOME MEMBER TOVO UH, KATHY, WE CAN SEE YOU.

CAN YOU SEE OR HEAR US? HI.

YES, MA'AM MOSTLY I'M I'M WORKING ON GETTING EVERYBODY UP, BUT YES, I'M HERE AND WE'LL BE ON HAVE TO BE ON PHONE FOR JUST A FEW MINUTES.

THAT'S FINE.

PRO TEM, ARE YOU HERE? YES, I'M HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? OKAY, SO WE'RE MISSING AT THIS POINT.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON COUNCIL MEMBER AT 30, UM, UH, AND, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER.

UH COSAR UM, I THINK THAT THE, UH, OTHERS ARE HERE AND WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD THIS MORNING AND BEGIN WITH THE, UH, BRIEFINGS.

UH, WE'RE GOING TO START WITH THE COVID BRIEFING AND THEN THE BRIEFING ON REDISTRICTING AND THEN A BRIEFING ON THE STREET IMPACT FEE POLICY DEVELOPMENT.

WE'LL GO UNTIL ABOUT NOON.

WE'LL BREAK FOR LUNCH.

UH, HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THE BRIEFINGS DONE BEFORE THEN, RIGHT FOR LUNCH.

AND THEN COME BACK.

UH, DO THE PULLED ITEMS, UH, THE PULLED ITEMS OR THE OKAY.

ITEMS, 50 93, 94, 95 AND 96.

OKAY.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY'S PULLING ANYTHING ELSE, BUT WE'LL DO WE'LL BUY ITEMS AND THEN WE WILL THEN GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

THAT'S THE PROCESS, UH, FOR, FOR TODAY? UH, WE HAVE PEOPLE BY WAY OF JUST, UH, HOUSEKEEPING AND PEOPLE ARE SIGNING UP TO, UH, TO SPEAK AT THURSDAY'S MEETING.

IT LOOKS LIKE THOSE FIVE ITEMS THAT ARE PULLED TODAY ARE ATTRACTING, UH, MANY OF THE SAME SPEAKERS WHO ARE SIGNING UP, UH, SO CONSISTENT AS CLOSE AS WE CAN WITH OUR REGULAR RULES.

UM, NINE O'CLOCK ON THURSDAY OR 10 O'CLOCK ON THURSDAY.

I WILL CALL SPEAKERS ON THE, UH, GENDER.

UH, EVERYBODY CAN SPEAK ONE TIME ON THE THINGS THAT THEY PULL I'M ON A TREAT, THE SPEAKERS FOR THOSE FIVE ITEMS, 50 93, 94, 95 AND 96 AS A BATCH TOGETHER.

UH, AND THE FIRST 20, THOSE SPEAKERS WILL SPEAK FOR THREE MINUTES.

THE OTHER SPEAKERS WILL SPEAK FOR ONE MINUTE BASED ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE SIGNING UP.

UH, IT COULD EASILY BE THAT ON THURSDAY'S MEETING.

WE CAN MEAN THAT TAN AND WILL BE LISTENING TO SPEAKERS INTO IT AFTERNOON BEFORE WE CAN START DELIBERATING ON, ON, ON, ON ANYTHING.

UM, BUT THAT'S THE GENERAL PROCEDURE THAT ALL I'LL FOLLOW, UM, MIRROR.

YES.

COUNSEL NUMBER THREE IS HERE, DOC I'M HERE.

OKAY, GOOD.

UH, LET'S GO AHEAD THEN TO BEGIN WITH THE, UH, FIRST BRIEFING MANAGER WILL TAKE US TO

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THE KOBE BRIEFING.

THANK YOU, MAYOR COUNCIL, COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

WE ARE GOING TO START TODAY'S WORK SESSION WITH A BRIEFING ON OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE, AND WE'LL BE JOINED BY FOLKS FROM OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENTS.

UH, WE DO NOT HAVE DIRECTOR HAYDEN HERE WITH US TODAY, BUT WE DO HAVE A ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ADRIAN STIRRUP.

AND SO I'LL ASK ADRIAN TO SAY A FEW WORDS AND THEN SHE'LL PASS IT OFF TO DR.

S SCOTT, THE SYRUP.

I THINK SHE MAY BE ON MUTE.

OKAY.

SO OUR SPENCER, CAN YOU ALL HEAR ME? WE CAN, YEAH.

OKAY.

I THINK WE'LL, WE'LL COME BACK TO ADRIAN LATER, BUT WHY DON'T WE GO RIGHT TO YOU, DR.

.

OKAY, FANTASTIC.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL.

UM, I'M GOING TO PROVIDE YOU A BRIEF UPDATE, UH, IN RELATION TO COVID-19, UH, TRANSITION.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UH, SO THIS IS A GRAPH OF OUR NEW CONFIRMED CASES IN TRAVIS COUNTY.

UH, YOU CAN SEE THAT SINCE ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF MAY.

WE'VE SEEN A STEADY INCREASE IN THE SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE, THE YELLOW LINE, UH, GOING FROM, UH, JUST OVER 40 CASES A DAY TO NOW A LITTLE OVER 60 CASES A DAY.

NOW, YESTERDAY WE SAW OUR LARGEST INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CASES, 118,

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UH, BUT WE HAD A DECREASE ON SUNDAY AND SATURDAY BEFORE THAT.

UH, SO THE NET IS, IS A RELATIVELY NEUTRAL EFFECT.

OVER THE PAST SEVEN DAYS, YOU CAN SEE THAT WE'VE HAD A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THAT SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE AS A RESULT, BUT, BUT NOT MUCH AGAIN, WE'LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS, UH, THIS TREND.

NOW WE ARE DOING A LOT MORE TESTING NOW, WHICH I'LL GET INTO IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

NOW THIS SLIDE IS SHOWING YOU THE SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE OF OUR DOUBLING TIME.

YOU CAN SEE THAT EARLY ON BACK IN, UH, IN MARCH, WE WERE DOUBLING VERY QUICKLY AND AS TIME HAS PROGRESSED, WE'VE HAD A RELATIVELY STEADY INCREASE IN THAT DOUBLING TIME.

SO THIS IS THE ESTIMATION OF THE TIME.

IT WILL TAKE TO DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF CASES RIGHT NOW, WE'RE AT ABOUT 44 DAYS.

UH, AND AGAIN AS THAT CUMULATIVE NUMBER OF CASES INCREASES, UH, WE CAN EXPECT THAT IF WE HAVE A RELATIVELY NUMBER OF NEW CASES, THAT WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE LONGER AND LONGER TO REACH THAT, THAT DOUBLING ESTIMATE.

AND SO AGAIN, THIS IS A POSITIVE TREND AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS AND REPORT ON THIS AS WELL.

UH, THIS IS ALSO ON OUR KEY INDICATORS.

DASHBOARD IS UPDATED DAILY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UH, OUR, OUR PRIMARY KEY INDICATOR IS THE SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE OF THE NEW ADMISSIONS AND THE FIVE COUNTY MSA.

AGAIN, YOU CAN SEE THAT WE'VE HAD A RELATIVELY STEADY INCREASE SINCE ABOUT THE 22ND OF MAY.

AND, UH, AND THAT'S, YOU KNOW, OSCILLATING A LITTLE BIT NOW AND I'VE BEEN AROUND 12 CASES A DAY.

NOW WE DID SEE A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE LAST WEEK.

WE HAD, UH, ONE DAY, UH, WITH 18 NEW ADMISSIONS.

UH, BUT THAT HAS COME DOWN AGAIN.

I WILL SAY LOOKING AT THIS DATA IN FURTHER DETAIL, UH, ABOUT 14 TO 15% OF CASES ARE LESS ONE DAY OR LESS IN THE HOSPITAL.

UH, AND ABOUT 50% OF CASES ARE FIVE DAYS OR LESS IN THE HOSPITAL.

UH, SO WE DO SEE A, YOU KNOW, A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF CASES, WHICH ARE REALLY SHORT ADMISSIONS TO THE HOSPITAL, BUT WE DO HAVE SOME CASES WHICH ARE MUCH LONGER EXTENDING OUT PAST TWO MONTHS.

UH, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT IN FURTHER DETAIL AT THOSE, UH, THOSE HOSPITALIZATION TRENDS AND THE LENGTH OF STAY.

AND, UH, WE HOPE TO REPORT BACK ON THAT IN A WEEK OR TWO.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS GRAPH IS SHOWING YOU THREE THINGS.

OUR, UH, OUR SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE OF HOSPITALIZATIONS, UH, ICU ADMISSIONS AND VENTILATION, UH, PATIENTS.

UH, SO THEY, THE BLUE IS THE HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS ARE THE HEADS AND BEDS THAT ARE BEING FILLED.

YOU CAN SEE THAT WE HAD AN INCREASE, UH, FOR QUITE SOME TIME, THAT'S COME BACK DOWN AGAIN.

UH, MAINTAINING STEADY AROUND 85 TO 90, UH, HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS PER DAY.

UH, IN THAT SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE, THEY, UH, ICU INPATIENT'S HAS BEEN RELATIVELY STEADY AS WELL.

UH, OUR ICU OR OUR VENTILATION UNIT HAS INCREASED A LITTLE BIT OVER THE PAST WEEK OR SO, BUT AGAIN, WE STILL HAVE PLENTY OF CAPACITY IN OUR HOSPITALS, IN OUR ICU, UH, AND PLENTY OF, UH, VENTILATORS RIGHT NOW.

UH, I DO WANT TO REMIND THE COUNCIL AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC THAT IF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DELAYING CARE, UH, BECAUSE OF CONCERNS ABOUT HOSPITAL CAPACITY OR COVID-19, UH, IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S PLENTY OF CAPACITY THAT THE HOSPITALS AND DOCTOR'S OFFICES HAVE ENOUGH PPE NOW THAT THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE SAFELY.

UH, AND WE REALLY DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO AVOID NECESSARY PREVENTATIVE CARE IN TERMS OF IMMUNIZATIONS AND PHYSICAL EXAMS, BUT WE ALSO DIDN'T WANT THEM TO DELAY WHEN THEY HAVE OTHER MORE SERIOUS CONCERNS, SUCH AS CHEST PAIN OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR LIGHTHEADEDNESS OR DIZZINESS.

NOW WE HAVE SEEN SOME INCREASES IN, IN EMERGENCY CARE, WHICH INDICATES US THAT THERE MAY BE A DELAY GOING ON IN CONTINUING, AND THAT MAY BE DUE TO A NUMBER OF FACTORS, INCLUDING THE FINANCIAL CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19, BUT IT IS CRITICAL THAT THAT FOLKS WHO NEED MEDICAL CARE, THEY NEED ER, HOSPITAL CARE.

THEY SEEK THAT OUT AND NOT DELAY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, THIS IS AN UPDATE OF OUR HOSPITAL DEMOGRAPHICS, AS IT RELATES TO HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE PAST SEVEN DAYS.

UH, AGAIN, UH, THE WEEK I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT IS THE JUNE 1ST AND THE JUNE 7TH THAT YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS, WE'VE HAD A, UH, SLIGHT DECREASE IN OUR RATE OF HOSPITALIZATION FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE IDENTIFIED AS HISPANIC, UH, WHICH HAS DROPPED TO 58.8% STILL OVERREPRESENTED.

UH, OUR, OUR LATIN X COMMUNITY ARE, UH, INDIVIDUALS WHO IDENTIFIED AS WHITE, NON HISPANIC INCREASED TO 25% AFRICAN AMERICAN, UH, RELATIVELY STEADY AT 11.3% AND OUR ASIAN COMMUNITY.

AND ABOUT 1.3%.

AGAIN, THERE'S A, THERE'S A LOT OF ACTIVITY GOING ON TO,

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UH, TO TARGET OUR LATIN X COMMUNITY.

AND WE ARE GONNA CONTINUE TO WORK ON TARGETED TESTING, UH, IN, UH, IN AREAS THAT, UH, WILL BE HELPFUL TO IDENTIFY NEW CASES.

AND WE ARE IN DISCUSSIONS AS WELL WITH THE STATE, UH, REGARDING, UH, AN OFFER OF SUPPORT TO DO FURTHER TESTING, INCLUDING WALKUP TESTING AT SOME COMMUNITIES, UH, THAT, UH, THAT MAY BENEFIT FROM FURTHER TESTING SATURATION.

AND I'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT IN JUST A COUPLE OF SLIDES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, THIS GRAPH IS SHOWING YOU THE, UH, THE, THE PAYER MIX SET UP FOR OUR HOSPITALIZED INDIVIDUALS.

I WANT TO POINT OUT THE, THE BLUE AND THE TOP LEFT, UH, 31.2%.

THAT'S THE PERCENTAGE OF UNINSURED OR SELF-PAY, UH, WHO'VE BEEN ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL AGAIN, UH, ARE THE ESTIMATES THAT WE HAVE RANGED FROM 14 TO 17% OF OUR COUNTY IS, UH, IS UNINSURED.

AND, UH, UH, AGAIN, THIS INDICATES THAT NOT ONLY ARE HOSPITALIZATIONS AFFECTING OUR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, IT'S ALSO AFFECTING, UH, THOSE, UH, AT POVERTY.

AND, UH, AGAIN, THEY ARE SUBSTANTIALLY OVERREPRESENTED IN THE HOSPITALIZATIONS AND, UH, WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS TREND AS WELL AS WORK ON PROVIDING A, A, A TIMELINE TREND RELATED TO PAYER MIX.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS GRAPH IS SHOWING YOU THE WEEKLY CONFIRMED CASES.

UH, THIS IS UPDATED FROM LAST WEEK.

UH, IT SHOWS AN INCREASE OF FIVE NEW CASES COMPARED TO LAST WEEK.

UH, SO RELATIVELY MARGINAL INCREASE.

YOU CAN SEE THAT WE'VE HAD A, A STEADY INCREASE OVER THE PAST FOUR WEEKS.

AND AGAIN, WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THESE, UH, CASES.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE, WE CAN'T TOLERATE SMALL INCREASES.

THIS, OUR HOSPITALS CAN TOLERATE OUR ICU CAPACITY AND VENTILATOR CAPACITY CAN TOLERATE IT.

UH, BUT AGAIN, WE ARE MAINLY FOCUSED ON THAT SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE OF NEW ADMISSIONS, AND WE REALLY MUST KEEP IT BELOW 20.

AND THAT SORT OF REQUIRE ALL OF US TO CONTINUE TO STAY ENGAGED IN THOSE PROTECTIVE BEHAVIORS, SUCH AS SOCIAL DISTANCING, THE PUBLIC, WEARING THE MASKS AND THE PERSONAL HYGIENE, SUCH AS WASHING YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY AND NOT TOUCHING YOUR FACE.

THOSE THINGS ARE CRITICAL FOR US TO REOPEN THINGS SUCCESSFULLY AND WILL CONTINUE TO POSITIVELY IMPACT OUR COMMUNITY IF WE CAN CONTINUE THOSE EFFORTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF OUR, UH, OUR NURSING HOME, A LONGTERM CARE FACILITY, UH, SPREADSHEET.

SO YOU CAN SEE THAT WE'VE ADDED SOME, SOME NEW, UH, NURSING HOMES RELATED TO THE STATEWIDE TESTING OF, OF FACILITIES.

NOW WE HAVE DROPPED, UH, TWO ADDITIONAL, UH, FACILITIES OFF THE LIST AS THEY'VE BEEN CLEARED.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT WE HAVE THREE ADDITIONAL FACILITIES IN GRAY THAT HAVE GONE THREE WEEKS WITHOUT ANY NEW CASES, WHICH WILL FALL OFF NEXT WEEK.

IF, IF THAT TREND CONTINUES OVERALL, UH, WE'VE HAD A MANAGEABLE, UH, BROUGHT OF NEW CASES, 14 NEW IN THE PAST WEEK.

UH, THAT'S A POSITIVE TREND, WHICH WE CERTAINLY HOPE TO CONTINUE TO SAY WE ARE WORKING WITH, UH, W WITH A NUMBER OF STAKEHOLDERS FOR A LONGTERM STRATEGY.

UH, IF YOU RECALL LAST WEEK, OUR, OUR POSITIVITY RATES FOR THE, THE MASS TESTING THAT WE DID WERE VERY LOW, LESS THAN 1% POSITIVE.

UH, SO NOW WE'RE WORKING ON A LONGER TERM STRATEGY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DETECTING CASES IN A, UH, IN A RAPID WAY SO THAT WE CAN, UH, CUT OFF OUTBREAKS, BUT ALSO WE NEED TO MAKE A PLAN THAT'S SUSTAINABLE.

AND PART OF THAT DISCUSSION IS LOOKING AT NEW TECHNOLOGY, WHICH MAY BE LESS EXPENSIVE AS WELL AS, UH, LESS INCONVENIENT FOR THE RESIDENTS AND STAFF OF, OF NURSING HOMES.

UH, AND THIS WOULD BE THINGS LIKE SALIVA TESTING AS A WORKING WITH A LOCAL COMPANY, TO LOOK AT THIS TECHNOLOGY AND SEE IF WE MAY BE ABLE TO APPLY IT IN INSTITUTIONAL SETTINGS, PARTICULARLY PLACES LIKE NURSING HOMES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF SLIDES ABOUT OUR TESTING EFFORTS TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE.

UH, SO SINCE OUR PUBLIC, UH, TESTING ENROLLMENT BEGAN THROUGH AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH, THAT WE'VE HAD MORE THAN 18,000 INDIVIDUALS WHO CREATED ACCOUNTS AND, AND UNDER, UH, OTHER TOOK AN ASSESSMENT, UH, SINCE THAT TIME, UH, FOUR 24, WE'VE HAD MORE THAN 15,000 TESTS OFFERED TO INDIVIDUALS.

UH, AND, UH, AS A RESULT OF, OF INCREASING COMMUNITY ACTIVITY, INCLUDING MEMORIAL DAY, INCLUDING OUR, OUR, UH, PROTEST ACTIVITIES, WE'VE, UH, LOWERED THE BAR AS FAR AS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR GETTING TESTED.

SO NOW INDIVIDUALS, UH, WHO HAVE, UH, BEEN INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES THAT, THAT MAY PLACE THEM AT HIGHER RISK, SUCH AS, UH, PUBLIC GATHERINGS CAN GET TESTED.

AND THEREFORE IN THE PAST THREE DAYS, WE'VE HAD MORE THAN, UH, 3,900

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INDIVIDUALS SIGN UP TO GET TESTED.

AND SO WE ARE TESTING RECORD NUMBERS OF PEOPLE OVER THE PAST WEEK.

UH, WE ARE OFFERING TESTS NOT ONLY TO THE PUBLIC, BUT TO OUR FIRST RESPONDERS.

UH, WHO'VE BEEN OUT, UH, AT THESE ACTIVITIES, UH, TO ENSURE THAT, UH, THAT WE HAVE A LARGE AMOUNT OF SCREENING AND WE CAN DETECT CASES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND MITIGATE THE RISK OF A, OF A LARGE, UH, SPREAD BASED ON, ON THESE ACTIVITIES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, WHEN WE LOOK AT THE, THE RESULTS OF THIS TESTING OVER THE PAST SEVEN DAYS, UH, YOU CAN SEE THAT WE'VE HAD A 9.2% OVERALL RATE OF POSITIVITY, WHICH IS A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE FROM A FEW WEEKS AGO.

WE WERE AT AROUND THREE TO 4% POSITIVE.

UH, YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE'S SUBSTANTIAL VARIATION BASED ON RACE AND ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE POSITIVE, BEING OUR HISPANIC POPULATION AT 17.9%.

AGAIN, UH, YOU KNOW, WE SAW AN INCREASE IN OUR, OUR WHITE NON HISPANIC POPULATION AND OUR AFRICAN AMERICAN POPULATION AS WELL IN TERMS OF RATES OF POSITIVITY.

UM, BUT WE ARE STILL CONCERNED ABOUT THIS TREND, WHICH IS CONTINUING IN OUR BLACKNESS LATIN X COMMUNITY, AND, UH, ARE, ARE CONTINUING THE ADVOCACY PROCESS FOR NOT ONLY GETTING FOLKS TESTED, BUT ENSURING THAT, UH, THEY ARE AWARE OF THE AVAILABILITY OF ISOLATION FACILITIES, UH, TO SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM THEIR FAMILY TO LIMIT THE HOUSEHOLDS SPREAD AND FURTHER ENGAGEMENT WITH EMPLOYERS TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE PROVIDING PROTECTIONS TO THEIR EMPLOYEES, AS WELL AS PROVIDING AVENUES TO POINT THEM TO TESTING, UH, IF THEY BECOME SYMPTOMATIC OR IF THEY'RE EXPOSED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND FINALLY, THIS IS A PROJECT THAT THE TEAM HAS BEEN WORKING ON, UH, TO GIS MAP THE, UH, THE TESTING EFFORTS, UH, THROUGH AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH.

THE DATA THAT YOU'RE SEEING NOW IS JUST OUR PUBLIC ENROLLMENT PROCESS.

UH, WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BRINGING IN DATA FROM COMMUNITY CARE, AS WELL AS OTHER STAKEHOLDERS WHO ARE DOING TESTING IN THE COMMUNITY, UH, SUCH AS AUSTIN REGIONAL CLINIC AND OUR HOSPITAL SYSTEMS, SO THAT WE HAVE ALL THE TESTING REPRESENTED ON THIS MAP.

NOW, RIGHT NOW, WHAT THIS IS SHOWING YOU IS THAT THE SHADES OF PURPLE ARE BASED UPON THE INTENSITY OF TESTING PERFORMED IN THOSE, IN THOSE ZIP CODES, THE DARKER, THE SHADE, THE MORE TESTING THAT'S BEING PERFORMED, THE RED DOTS ARE SHOWING YOU THE, THE SIZE OF THE, THE POSITIVITY IN THAT COMMUNITY, THE NUMBER OF CASES.

SO THE LARGER, THE RED DOT, THE LARGER, THE NUMBER OF POSITIVE CASES, UH, THIS IS A LIVE MAP, AND THIS WILL BE A PART OF A, UH, A PUBLIC FACING DASHBOARD THAT WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER IN RELATION TO TESTING SO THAT, UH, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN GO AND LOOK AT THEIR ZIP CODE.

AND IT WILL TELL YOU NOT ONLY THE, UH, THE RATES OF POSITIVITY, BUT ALSO TELL YOU THAT THE NUMBERS OF POSITIVE TESTS IN THAT PARTICULAR AREA, UH, WE INTEND TO UTILIZE THIS DATA TO HELP US TARGET TESTING AND ZIP CODES THAT HAVE BOTH A HIGH RATE OF POSITIVITY AND A LOW RATE OF TESTING SO THAT WE CAN ENSURE THAT WE FILL THOSE GAPS ADEQUATELY AND PROVIDE APPROPRIATE LEVELS OF TESTING WITH THE GOAL OF CERTAINLY TO GET THE POSITIVITY RATE BELOW 10% AND HOPEFULLY CLOSER TO 5%, UH, SOME THAT WE CAN ENSURE A, A UNIFORM APPROACH TO, UH, TO TESTING ACROSS THE COMMUNITY.

UH, THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

I'M HAPPY TO PASS IT BACK TO YOU, SPENCER.

THANK YOU, DOCTOR.

I THINK WE DO NOW HAVE A ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STIRRUP ON THE LINE AND SHE WAS GOING TO PROVIDE A FEW MORE REMARKS AND THEN WE'LL OPEN UP FOR QUESTIONS.

GOOD MORNING.

UM, APOLOGIES FOR THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES EARLIER.

UH, MY NAME IS ADRIAN STIRRUP AUSTIN, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND I'M REPORTING ON BEHALF OF DIRECTOR HAYDEN TODAY.

AND JUST A FEW MORE COMMENTS TO ADD, UM, TO DR.

S SCOTT'S REMARKS, UM, COMMENTING ON THE ACTIVITY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES BRANCH, UM, WITH RESPECT TO HOMELESSNESS, ALL FOUR OF OUR PRO LODGES ARE OPERATIONAL AND AT CAPACITY.

UM, WE HAVE A FEW SPOTS RESERVED FOR, UM, HIGH RISK DISCHARGES FROM THE ISOLATION FACILITY, INTEGRAL CARE CONTINUES TO PROVIDE ONSITE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES AT ALL PRO LODGES, UM, OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS, UH, DOWNTOWN AUSTIN, COMMUNITY COURT, FRONT STEPS, SALVATION ARMY, AND INTEGRAL CARE ARE ALL WORKING TO PROVIDE HOUSING FOCUS CASE MANAGEMENT FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS.

WHILE WE DON'T HAVE IMMEDIATE PLANS TO ESTABLISH A PROLOGUE FIVE, WE'RE CURRENTLY WATCHING TRENDS AND HOSPITALIZATION HOSPITALIZATIONS IN COMMUNITY SO WE CAN RESPOND ACCORDINGLY.

UM,

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WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH COMMUNITY CARE AND DELL MED ON FOCUS TESTING OF THE HOMELESS POPULATION, BOTH IN SHELTERS AND ENCAMPMENTS TO DATE OVER 500 TESTS HAVE BEEN ADMINISTERED THROUGH FOCUSED SURVEILLANCE, TESTING OF SHELTER, RESIDENTS AND STAFF, AS WELL AS UNSHELTERED INDIVIDUALS WITH FEWER THAN 10 POSITIVE CASES.

THE CITY HAS DEPLOYED THE MOBILE SHOWER TRAILERS WORKING, UM, WITH THE OTHER ONE FOUNDATION.

IN ADDITION TO PORTABLE TOW TOILETS, HAND WASHING STATIONS AND DEDICATED PERMANENT HYGIENE FACILITIES, WE WILL CONTINUE TO PARTNER WITH THE FOOD BANK AND OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO PROVIDE THOUSANDS OF PREPARED MEALS AND SHELF STABLE FOOD BAGS.

EVERY WEEK I'M INCLUDED IN THE BAGS ARE FACE MASK, HYGIENE SUPPLIES, DRINKING, WATER, HEAD FOOD AS NEEDED EDUCATIONAL FLYERS, AND MOST RECENTLY CENSUS EDUCATIONAL CARDS.

UM, WE CONTINUE TO PARTNER WITH THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY, UM, ON THE EAT PROGRAM, EATING APART TOGETHER TO PROVIDE THOSE MEALS FOR, UM, UNSHELTERED, HOMELESS, TURNING IT OVER TO CHILDCARE.

WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH EDD, UM, ON THIRD PARTY CONTRACTS TO SUPPORT THE NEEDS OF CHILDCARE WORKERS.

UM, WE CONTINUE TO UPDATE THE WEBSITE TO PROVIDE LINKS AND RESOURCES FOR CHILDCARE PROVIDERS AS THEY BEGIN TO EXPAND THEIR OPERATIONS.

UM, AND WE'VE ALSO EXTENDED THAT TO SUMMER CAMP FACILITIES.

A LOT OF CAMPS KICKED OFF LAST WEEK AND WE WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE SOME GOOD GUIDANCE, UM, IN TERMS OF GETTING INFORMATION OUT TO THE COMMUNITY.

UH, WE CONTINUE TO PARTNER WITH KCI.

YOU MAY BE AWARE THAT AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH SPONSORS A WEEKLY SHOW, UH, ENTITLED HEALTH TALK.

AND WE USE THAT PLATFORM TO PUSH OUT INFORMATION TO THE COMMUNITY.

UM, CURRENTLY WE ARE RESEARCHING, UH, OPTIONS FOR CLEAR MASKS FOR TEACHERS INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN.

UM, AND WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE HEALTH AND SAFETY SUPPLIES.

UM, ANOTHER THING THAT WE'RE WORKING ON, UH, IS THE UNACCOMPANIED MINOR POLICY.

UM, IT'S CURRENTLY BEING REVIEWED BY CITY AND COUNTY LEGAL, AND THIS IS A SITUATION FOR CHILDCARE WHERE THE PARENT NEEDS TO BE HOSPITALIZED, BUT THERE IS NO, UM, FAMILY SUPPORT FOR THE CHILD.

UH, ONE GOOD PIECE OF NEWS IS THAT OUR SPANISH COVID-19 WEBSITE IS NOW LIVE AS OF YESTERDAY.

UM, AND SO THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY METHODS THAT WE ARE IMPLEMENTING IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE REACHING THE LATIN X POPULATION MOST EFFECTIVELY.

UM, THE BRANCH AS A WHOLE CONTINUES TO, TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO EOC OPERATIONS, WITH RESPECT TO LANGUAGE ACCESS, UM, LANGUAGE, JUSTICE ISSUES, UM, AND EFFORTS THAT MEET THE NEEDS OF PRIORITY POPULATIONS.

UM, WORKING IN CONCERT WITH THE EQUITY OFFICE, WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO GET TO A PLACE THAT OUR PLANNING EFFORTS ARE, UM, DESIGNED WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF BARRIERS IN MIND SO THAT WE HAVE THE MOST EFFECTIVE RESPONSE FOR ALL INVOLVED.

I DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER COMMENTS AT THIS TIME AND I WILL PAUSE FOR QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND THAT CONCLUDES THIS PRESENTATION FROM AUSTIN HEALTH PUBLIC HEALTH ON THE COVID-19 UPDATE.

AND WE'LL OPEN IT UP BEFORE WE STAND READY FOR QUESTIONS FROM THE COUNCIL.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? WE KIND OF CHANGED COMPUTERS, UH, JUST REAL QUICK.

I UNDERSTAND IT'S JUST EXCITING TO SEE THE DASHBOARD GOING UP FOR TESTING, UM, UH, DR.

SCOTT, DO YOU KNOW WHEN THAT WILL BE UP WHERE PEOPLE CAN SEE BOTH THE, THAT, THAT GRAPH, THAT THE CHART THAT SHOWED WHERE, WHERE CASES WERE BEING FOUND AND WHERE TESTING WAS PAID MINISTRY MAYOR? I BELIEVE THE GOAL FROM THE, UH, GAS TEAM WAS, UH, BY THE END OF THIS WEEK.

UH, THERE'S STILL SOME TECHNICAL ISSUES THAT ARE, THEY'RE TRYING TO WORK THROUGH.

UH, WE ARE EXPECTING THE DATA FEEDS FROM THE HOSPITAL SYSTEMS, AS WELL AS THE OTHER STAKEHOLDERS WHO ARE PART OF OUR TESTING COLLABORATIVE TO, UH, TO COME IN THIS WEEK TO GET, UH, GIVE US A BETTER REPRESENTATION OF, OF THE ACTUAL SITUATION GOING ON, UH, IN RELATION TO TESTING.

OKAY, THAT'S GOOD.

BY THE WAY TO THAT TEAM, UH, THE TWO DASHBOARDS ARE UP THE ONE THAT HAS THE GRAPH REGARDING THE COMMUNITY AND WATCH THE NEW ADMISSIONS.

UH, THOSE TWO, TWO DASHBOARDS THAT ARE UP ARE BOTH GOOD.

SO THANK YOU TO, TO THE TEAM THAT WORKED ON THOSE.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THE SPANISH FACING, UH, WEBSITE, UH, INTEGRATION WENT UP YESTERDAY, WHERE CAN OR CANNOT BE FOUND.

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WE KNOW WHAT THE URL IS FOR THAT.

ADRIAN, I THINK THAT YOU MENTIONED THAT I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND THAT I, I DO.

UM, IT IS THE DIRECT LINK IS HTTP COLON, UH, BACKSLASH OR A FORWARD SLASH FORWARD SLASH AUSTIN, TEXAS.COM FORWARD SLASH COVID-19 DASH S P.

AND I CAN SEND THAT OUT IN AN EMAIL.

ALRIGHT, GREAT, SIR.

WOULD YOU DO THAT, WOULD YOU SEND THAT OUT, MAKE IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO AFFORD THAT MOST CERTAINLY.

AND THEN LAST, I UNDERSTAND THAT, UM, THE, UH, THERE'S GOTTA BE, UM, A COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY, UH, THAT IS, UM, UH, LATIN X CENTERED ON SATURDAY.

UM, IS THAT, UM, THAT'S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, I THINK BEGINS IS THAT BEGINNING, LIKE AT ONE O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON, YOU KNOW, LET ME DOUBLE CHECK ON THAT.

I HAD IN MY MIND THAT IT WAS 10 TO 12, WE DO HAVE AN ADDITIONAL PLANNING MEETING THIS AFTERNOON WHERE WE'RE TRYING TO WORK OUT THE TECHNOLOGY KINKS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN BE AS INCLUSIVE AS POSSIBLE.

IT IS LATIN X CENTERED, AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ALL OF THE INTERPRETATION SUPPORTS IN PLACE, BUT I WILL FORWARD THE FLYER TO THIS GROUP AS WELL, IF THAT'S APPROPRIATE, THAT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU WOULD DO THAT TOO, IT COULD EASILY BE SENT.

UH, AND THEN, UH, ASSOCIATED WITH THAT, UH, I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S A DRAFT, UM, UH, LATIN NEXT STRATEGIC PLANNING AND APPROACH DOCUMENT, UM, THAT, UH, UH, THAT THE EQUITY, WE ALSO WILL BE TAKING A LOOK AT, BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT GETS OUT FOR THE COMMUNITY TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT IT, ADVANCE READING ON SATURDAY.

SO THEY WILL WANT TO COMMENT ON THAT.

UH, THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THAT.

DO YOU KNOW WHEN THE, UH, THAT DRAFT OF THE LAND NEXT STRATEGIC PLAN, IT'S GOTTA BE SOMETHING THAT IS OUT TO THE PUBLIC.

UM, WE CAN CERTAINLY MAKE THAT AVAILABLE TODAY.

IT HAS BEEN REVIEWED BY DR.

S SCOTT, AS WELL AS THE FOLKS IN CPI.

AND SO, UM, MAKING A FINAL PASS WITH CITY MANAGERS, KROC AND ACM SHORTER, AND THEN WE WILL SEND THAT OUT.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT IF, AGAIN, IF YOU COULD SEND THAT OUT TO ME AND ALL MY COLLEAGUES AS WELL, SO THAT WE CAN CIRCULATE THAT.

SO PEOPLE HAVE A CHANCE TO KIND OF TALK TO IT.

THAT'D BE GREAT.

ALRIGHT.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I'M HAVING A LITTLE TECHNICAL ISSUES HERE? I CAN'T SEE ANYBODY YET, CAUSE I CAN'T GET TO THE OVERALL SCREEN.

SO JUMP IN.

IF YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING, I HAD A COUPLE OF QUICK QUESTIONS.

THIS IS COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS.

OKAY.

I JUST WANTED TO SEE IF WE COULD GET A REMINDER OF THE WEBSITE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO APPLY FOR THE FREE TESTING.

UM, I THINK THAT LINK LIVES ON THE MAIN COBIT PAGE, BUT IS THERE ANOTHER DIRECT LINK IF PEOPLE STILL NEEDED TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND DO THEIR QUESTIONNAIRE TO SIGN UP FOR THE FREE TEST? I, IT IT'S, IT'S ON THE MAIN PAGE.

I'M SURE THERE'S A DIRECT LINE, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS.

WE CAN CERTAINLY GET THAT TO YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, FOR YOU TO SHARE.

OKAY.

I SEEM TO REMEMBER IF YOU GO TO THE AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV FORWARD SLASH COVID-19 THAT I THINK THE LINK LIVES THERE.

UM, AND IS THERE AN ESTIMATE OF HOW LONG IT TAKES IF YOU, UM, ARE SHOWN THAT YOU DO NEED TO GET A TEST? HOW LONG THE WAIT TIME WOULD BE TO, TO BE ABLE TO GO TO ONE OF THE TESTING SITES I CAN CHECK WITH THE TEAM? UH, IT DIDN'T NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

THAT'S USUALLY THE NEXT DAY, UH, BECAUSE WE'VE HAD SUCH AN INCREASE, WE'VE HAD TO INCREASE THE HOURS I WAS GOING.

IT MAY BE A DAY OR TWO WAIT IN ORDER TO GET THAT TESTING, BUT, UH, I'LL CHECK IN AND SEE IF I CAN REPORT THAT BACK TO YOU.

OKAY.

AND THEN GENERALLY WE HAVE SITES ALL OVER THE CITY, RIGHT? I KNOW THERE WAS SOME ISSUES EARLY ON WITH MAKING SURE THAT THERE WAS SOME AVAILABILITY FOR THE TESTING SITES KIND OF CLOSER TO ALL DISTRICTS OR ALL PARTS OF TOWN.

SO CURRENTLY WE HAVE ONE TESTING SITE FOR THE PUBLIC DRIVE-THROUGH AT ST.

JOHN'S.

WE HAVE ONE, UH, OUR, OUR PUBLIC SAFETY, OUR FIRST RESPONDERS AND CITY AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES.

AND, UH, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OTHER SIDES, THIRD COMMUNITY CARE, AUSTIN, REGIONAL CLINIC, AND OTHER PARTNERS.

UH, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE WORKING ON FOR THAT, UH, THAT DASHBOARD FOR TESTING

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IS A MAP WHERE FOLKS CAN SEE ALL THE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS THAT THEY CAN GO.

WE ARE EXPLORING SOME OTHER OPTIONS, UH, IN, IN TERMS OF ADDING ADDITIONAL SITES OR TARGETED TESTING, WALKUP TESTING.

AND WE DO ANTICIPATE TO, TO HAVE SOME MODIFICATIONS OF THAT TESTING STRATEGY IN THE COMING WEEKS.

OKAY.

THAT'S HELPFUL.

THANK YOU, AMANDA.

THIS IS ANN KITCHEN.

SO GO AHEAD.

UM, SO DR.

ASCOT, UM, I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT, UM, THE NURSING HOME DASHBOARD, UM, AND, UM, THIS MAY BE SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE CHECKED ON, CAUSE I KNOW THAT DIRECTOR IS WORKING ON IT, BUT, UM, WE, YOU KNOW, WE PASS THE RESOLUTION RELATED TO NURSING HEALTH ACTIONS, CARE FACILITIES, ACTUALLY WITH THE REPORTING PROCESS THAT'S DISCUSSIONS WITH PUBLIC HEALTH, WELL, PUTTING FORWARD ON THE DASHBOARD, THE, UM, INFORMATION, YOU KNOW, UH, SO THAT WE CAN SEE THE TRACKING OF TESTING THE FOREST LINE NURSING HOMES.

AND ACTUALLY AS YOU KNOW, THE, UM, THE, THE RESOLUTION WAS LONGTERM CARE FACILITIES AND PROVIDED FOR OF, UM, ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES AS WELL AS NURSING HOME.

SO I'M NOT EVEN, I AIN'T EVEN SEEN ANY DATA YET ABOUT ASSISTED LIVING.

SO I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT.

AND I MEAN, IT'S BEEN A COUPLE OF WEEKS NOW, WE STILL HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN THIS DASHBOARD, SO MY OPPOSITES HELP.

AND SO HIGHLIGHT THAT.

AND, UM, SO THAT MAY BE TWO FOUR FOR YOU TWO FOR PUBLIC HEALTH THAT I CAN FOLLOW UP WITH, UM, WITH DIRECTOR HAYDEN OR NOT SURE WHO SHE, WHO IS WORKING ON THIS ISSUE, BUT WE HAVEN'T YET SEEN ANY OF THAT INFORMATION ON THE DASHBOARD AND WE DON'T YET HAVE THE DASHBOARD, SO WE CAN TAKE THAT OFFLINE, BUT I WANT TO HAVE IT OUT.

I'VE BEEN TRYING TO, TO WORK WITH STAFF TO GET THAT DONE FOR A NUMBER OF WEEKS.

NOW CERTAINLY VISIT WITH OUR NURSING HOME TASK FORCE, AS WELL AS OUR, UH, OUR DATA TEAM TO SEE WHERE WE ARE IN THAT PROCESS.

UH, YOU KNOW, WE WE'VE, WE'VE HAD, UH, YOU KNOW, THEY'VE, THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE TESTING PLATFORM, ENSURING THAT THE, UH, SALESFORCE PIECES OF CONTACT TRACING, UH, ARE PUT TOGETHER AND, YOU KNOW, UNFORTUNATE THAT'S THE SAME TEAM THAT THAT WOULD BE WORKING ON, UH, THE ADDITIONAL, BUT I'LL FOLLOW UP WITH THE TEAM AND GET BACK TO YOU AND YOUR STAFF THIS WEEK, UH, REGARDING A TIMEFRAME FOR THAT.

AND CERTAINLY I CAN GET YOU THE DATA THAT YOU, UH, THAT YOU NEED IN THE MEANTIME.

WELL, IT'S NOT THAT THIS IS FOR, I APPRECIATE THAT.

YOU KNOW, I APPRECIATE THAT.

UM, JUST LIKE THE OTHER DATA WE'RE PUTTING ON THE DASHBOARD, THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR THE PUBLIC TO SEE.

UM, AND I, I HAD SENT THEM SOME THOUGHTS OR SOME SUGGESTIONS ABOUT WHICH DATA TO TRACK AND HOW TO TRACK IT.

UM, AND SO, UM, IT'S ALREADY DEAD OR YOU'RE TRACKING.

I UNDERSTAND.

SO IT MAY BE WHOEVER'S WORKING ON THE DASH SELF, PUTTING IT TOGETHER.

SO, YOU KNOW, I'M HAPPY TO WORK WITH YOU OFFLINE AND JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THAT'S SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN ASKING FOR FOR A NUMBER OF WEEKS.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR TRANSPARENCY PURPOSES AND FOR THE FAMILIES AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING IN THESE FACILITIES TO BE ABLE TO SEE THIS DATA.

SO, UM, AND, AND W YOU KNOW, IF THERE'S ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP, WE DID SEND YOU QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW YOU MIGHT DO IT.

YOU KNOW, IT SAYS SUGGESTIONS, UM, AND IT WAS IN THE RESOLUTION THAT WE PASSED.

SO, UM, THE SECOND QUESTION I HAVE IS JUST A CONFIRMATION ON, UM, E UH, I HEARD THAT, UM, THERE WERE SPOTS RESERVED, UH, UH, LARGEST FOR PEOPLE DISCHARGED FROM THE ISO FAC FACILITY.

AND I WANTED TO SAY, UM, TO SAY, THANK YOU.

I KNOW THAT THERE WAS SOME WORK DONE TO ADDRESS DISCHARGES FROM THE ISO FAC FACILITY.

UM, AND THAT'S JUST IN LINE WITH, UM, THE GOAL, UH, FOR COUNCIL AND ACTUALLY THE STAFF, THE STAFF HAS DR.

HAYNE HAS STATED MANY TIMES IS THAT THAT GOAL IS THAT PEOPLE, HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS ARE NOT DISCHARGED TO THE STREET FROM THE ISO FACT THAT I STILL STANDS FOR ISOLATION FACILITY AND NOT DISCHARGED BACK TO THE STREET FROM THE PROLOGIS.

SO, JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU AND, AND RECOGNIZE PUBLICLY THAT, UM, AN ISSUE THAT WE HAD EXPERIENCED RELATED TO DISCHARGE FROM THE ICE EFFECT FACILITIES, HE NEEDS TO BE ASKED HERE.

AND SO ON TO SAY, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND, UH, AGAIN, CONFIRM THE COMMITMENT TO MAKING SURE THAT,

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UH, HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS ARE NOT DISCHARGED BACK TO THE STREET FROM THE ISO FAC FACILITY OR FROM THE PROLOGUE.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT REPORT.

I THINK THAT WAS ADRIAN THAT THANK YOU FOR THAT REPORT.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

AGAIN, REMINDER, WE'LL GO ASCOT, UH, AT ALL HERE, UH, THIS MORNING, CAUSE THEY HAVE TO MAKE THE PRESENTATION, UH, AT THE COMMISSIONERS COURT.

UM, AGAIN, I CAN'T SEE EVERYBODY, SO SOMEBODY ELSE WANT TO ASK QUESTIONS.

THANKS, COUNCIL MEMBER TOHO UM, THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION.

I'VE HEARD SOME INFORMATION USE IF I MISSED IT.

CAN YOU HEAR ME THERE? YEAH, I'M NOT SURE WHAT YOU SAID.

YOU'D GET A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE MICROPHONE.

IT'S HARD TO HEAR YOU.

NO, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU.

OKAY.

I'LL TALK LOUDER.

THANK YOU.

I WONDERED IF WE COULD GET SOME MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT, UH, HOW MANY INDIVIDUALS HAVE EXITED THE PRO LODGES AND WHETHER, AND HOW MANY HAVE EXITED AND WHERE THEY HAVE EXITED TO, ARE THEY IN PERMANENT HOUSING NOW? WHAT KINDS OF NUMBERS, UM, MIGHT YOU HAVE AT THIS STAGE? I CAN DEFINITELY REACH OUT TO STAFF AND GET THAT INFORMATION FOR YOU AND THE REST OF THE COUNCIL.

THANK YOU.

UM, AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR STIRRUP, DID YOU PROVIDE US WITH, UM, A NUMBER OF HOW MANY INDIVIDUALS ARE BEING SERVED THROUGH THE PROGRAM? I THINK YOU MAY HAVE, BUT I DIDN'T CAPTURE THAT NUMBER.

I DO NOT HAVE THE TOTAL NUMBER, SIR, BUT I CAN GET THAT FOR YOU, BUT I KNOW THE CONTRACT IS FOR A THOUSAND MEALS PER WEEK, SO THAT WAS THE NUMBER I WAS, I WAS LOOKING FOR.

UM, AND ARE YOU FINDING THAT THE CAPACITY IS MATCHING THE DEMAND OR WHAT KIND OF DEMAND ARE YOU HAVING VERSUS THE NUMBER OF MEALS THAT WE HAVE A CONTRACT TO SERVE? UM, I BELIEVE THAT WE'RE IN A GOOD PLACE.

ONE OF THE DECISION POINTS, UM, THAT WE TALKED ABOUT THIS WEEK, NOW THAT AGENCIES ARE OPENING BACK UP, UM, GETTING A SENSE OF THOSE OTHER AGENCIES LIKE CARITAS AND FOLKS THAT PROVIDED MEALS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA, HOW THEY IMAGINE THEIR OPERATIONS TO BE, AND THEN WE WOULD ADJUST ACCORDINGLY, BUT, UM, WE ARE WORKING ON EXTENDING.

WE JUST NEED TO HAVE A GOOD IDEA WHAT THE NEED WILL BE GOING FORWARD.

AS THINGS GET BACK TO BUSINESS.

WHAT WAS THE CONTEMPLATED END DATE FOR THE EAT PROGRAM? UM, JUNE 12TH COURSE, THE DAY, BUT, UH, I'VE ALREADY TALKED WITH EDWIN AND WE ARE GOING TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO EXTEND BEYOND THAT TIME.

DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH CAPACITY? WELL, I GUESS YOU HAD A MILLION DOLLARS OF CAPACITY FOR ALL FOOD ASSISTANCE IN THE SPENDING FRAMEWORK.

UM, AND DO YOU HAVE AN UPDATE FOR US ABOUT THE STATUS OF THE DEL VALLEY CAREGIVER MEALS? I DO NOT, BUT I KNOW THAT IS WORKING ON THAT FOR THIS AFTERNOON'S MEETING WITH THE SOCIAL SERVICE CABINET AND I WILL MAKE SURE THAT WE SHARE THAT INFORMATION MORE BROADLY WITH THE FULL COUNCIL.

OKAY, GREAT.

I THINK THAT'S MY LAST QUESTION, RIGHT? UM, ACTUALLY ONE FOR DR.

S SCOTT, YOU REFERRED TO THE WALKING, THE WALK IN TEST SITES.

UM, WHAT IS THE TIME I THINK I HEARD YOU SAY THAT YOU WERE WORKING ON GETTING ONE UP, BUT IF SOMEBODY DOESN'T HAVE A VEHICLE, WHAT IS THEIR, WHAT, WHAT OPTIONS DO THEY CURRENTLY HAVE FOR GETTING TESTING? SO, YEAH, WE'RE STILL WORKING ON THE, THE, THE WALKUP TESTING SITES.

UH, WE HAVE A CONTRACT OF A PRIVATE VENDOR THAT WE'RE WORKING ON, UH, AS WELL AS, UH, DISCUSSIONS WITH THE STATE, THE TEXT DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, WHO'S OFFERED TO SUPPORT WALKUP TESTING.

UH, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF, UH, TEST SITES AVAILABLE THROUGH COMMUNITY CARE AND IN PRIVATE PARTNERS, INCLUDING A CVS LOCATIONS AROUND TOWN WHERE, UH, WHERE FOLKS CAN GET TESTED.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WE USED TO GO ARE STILL CHALLENGED THAT RIGHT NOW, BY REACHING OUT TO THOSE WHO, WHO LACK THE ABILITY TO, UH, TO GET TO SITES TO DO THAT.

UH, SO WE ARE WORKING ON THAT TO HOPEFULLY GET A, A BETTER TIMELINE ON THAT BY THURSDAY TO, UH, TO SHARE IT WITH YOU IN COUNCIL.

THANKS VERY MUCH

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NFL MERITS DAHLIA.

I HAD A FOLLOW UP QUESTION ABOUT THOSE WALKUP CLINICS ARE THE COMMUNITY CARE.

UM, DO WE, WE SH WISH YOUR INFORMATION ON OUR COBIT SITE.

IS THAT RIGHT? I'M SORRY, COUNCIL MEMBER, YOU BROKE UP A LITTLE BIT.

DO WE HAVE FOR THE WALK-UP YOU SAID THAT COMMUNITY CARE DOES HAVE WALKUP SITES.

DO WE HAVE THAT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE TO DIRECT TO THOSE, TO COMMUNITY CARE? I'LL, I'LL PASS THIS TO, UH, ADRIAN AND I, I BELIEVE THAT, THAT WE DO HAVE, UH, LINKS TO COMMUNITY CARES SERVICES ON OUR MAIN COVID-19 WEBSITE.

YES.

UNDER THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES TAB.

UM, WE HAVE THAT INFORMATION ABOUT COMMUNITY CARES, UH, SITES THAT OFFER TESTING AND ARE THOSE, UM, FREE OR SLIDING SCALE, WHICH CAN MEAN FREE FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T AFFORD IT.

YOU KNOW, THEIR TESTING IS FREE.

UH, OUR TESTING IS FREE.

OUR ASSESSMENT IS FREE.

UM, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OTHER PROVIDERS AROUND TOWN THAT, THAT MAY HAVE, UH, SOME CHARGE TO IT.

GENERALLY SPEAKING FOR FOLKS WITH INSURANCE, THE INSURANCE COMPANIES, INCLUDING CMS ARE COVERING WITH NO DEDUCTIBLE.

UM, SO IT'S, YOU KNOW, IT'S IMPORTANT FOR FOLKS TO UNDERSTAND THAT PIECE AS WELL, BUT THE, UH, YOU KNOW, THE CITY AND COUNTY, UH, TESTING OPTIONS ARE ALL FREE AT THIS STAGE.

OKAY.

AND, UM, SO THEY DO SO COMMUNITY CARE DOES HAVE WALK-UP SITES.

AND WE HAVE THAT ON OUR WEBSITE.

UH, I, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT WALK-UP VERSUS DRIVE UP BECAUSE THEY HAVE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SITES AND I THINK THERE'S SOME VARIABILITY.

UH, SO MY ADVICE WOULD BE, YOU KNOW, FOR FOLKS TO GO THAT LINK AND, UH, AND COMMUNICATE WITH, WITH COMMUNITY CARE REGARDING THE DIFFERENT SERVICES AT DIFFERENT SITES.

OKAY.

UM, AND IS THAT FOR ADRIAN, IS THAT INFORMATION AS WELL ON THE BILINGUAL SITE WALKUP SITES THAT COMMUNITY CARE OFFERS? I DO NOT KNOW, BUT I WILL CHECK.

AND IF IT IS NOT, I WILL WORK WITH THE , WHICH IS THE JOINT INFORMATION SYSTEM TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL MY QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

WHAT ELSE HERE? I'VE GOT A QUESTION.

GO AHEAD.

UH, A BIT OF A DATA REQUEST, UM, AND IT SEEMS LIKE Y'ALL ALREADY HAVE IT, BUT FROM YOUR LAST SLIDE, DR.

SCOTT, YOU SHOWED ZIP CODES AND THEY BECAME, UM, PARKER AND SHADING AS THEY HAD MORE CASES.

AND THEN YOU HAD, UH, CIRCLES THAT SHOWED, UH, THE AMOUNT OF TESTING IN EACH EYE, I ASSUME.

AND TELL ME IF I'M WRONG, THAT THE RATIO, UH, IF, IF A ZIP CODE IS DARKER AND SHAPE, BUT IT HAS A SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLE THAT THAT MIGHT SHOW SOMETHING CONCERNING WHERE WE AREN'T DOING AS MUCH TESTING BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF POSITIVITY WE'RE GETTING.

UM, I WONDER IF Y'ALL COULD SEND TO US OR GIVE US THE ACTUAL RAW NUMBERS AND SHOW US IF IT, IF IT IS ACTUALLY USEFUL TO THE PUBLIC.

AND SO THIS IS WHAT I'M INTERESTED ALSO IN YOUR INPUT FOR US TO KNOW, AND BE ABLE TO KNOW WHERE OUR RATIO IS OFF AND WHERE WE AREN'T GETTING AS MUCH TESTING, BUT ARE SEEING A LOT OF CASES ON, UH, AND COMPARE IT TO COMPARING THOSE NUMBERS.

IS THAT A USEFUL NUMBER FOR US TO BE LOOKING AT WHEN WE'RE TRYING TO TRACK WHERE WE MAY NOT BE DOING ENOUGH TESTING, IT IS A COUNCIL MEMBER, BUT IT'S LET ME CLARIFY THAT THEY, IF IT'S LIGHTER SHADE, BUT A LARGER CIRCLE, THAT MEANS THERE'S MORE CASES WITH LESS TESTING.

SO THOSE ARE THE, THOSE ARE THE AREAS THAT WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT.

UH, AND THERE DOES SEEM TO BE A CONCENTRATION OF THAT IN, IN SOUTHEAST AUSTIN.

UH, THE, TO THAT IS, THIS IS ONLY AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH DRIVE THROUGH TESTING.

THAT'S SHOWING UP RIGHT NOW, AND THERE'S A LOT MORE TESTING.

THERE'S MORE THAN 10 TIMES THE NUMBER OF TESTS THAT WE'RE DOING, WHICH ARE BEING DONE ACROSS THE COMMUNITY.

UH, SO WHEN WE ONLY HAVE A SMALL PIECE OF THE INFORMATION AT THIS STAGE, UH, ONCE WE GET COMMUNITY CARES, DATA IN AND OTHER BIG PLAYERS, THE BIGGEST PLAYER SO FAR HAS BEEN ALSO REGIONAL CLINIC.

ONCE WE CAN GET THEIR DATA, UH, POPULATE IN THAT IT'S GOING TO GIVE US A BETTER IDEA OF WHERE WE REALLY HAVE

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GAPS AND WHERE TO FILL THOSE GAPS.

AND SO, SO LARGER CIRCLE, LIGHTER SHADE IS MORE OF SOMEWHERE WHERE WE RECOGNIZE WE NEED TO DO WORK.

YES, ESSENTIALLY ONCE WE GET THE OTHER DATA, ONCE WE GET THE OTHER DATA, THEN IT MAY BECOME MUCH MORE USEFUL.

THANK YOU.

THAT WOULD BE REALLY, REALLY HELPFUL BECAUSE I THINK THAT HELPS ORIENT THE COMMUNITY AND THE US RIGHT NOW, WE HEAR ANECDOTALLY FROM INDIVIDUALS THAT MIGHT HAVE TROUBLE FINDING TESTING, OR YOU MIGHT LOOK AT A MAP AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT PRIVATE AND PUBLIC TESTING SITES, BUT TO HAVE THAT REALLY, REALLY HARD NUMBERS OF WHERE ARE WE SEEING CASES AND LESS TESTING, I THINK THAT WILL HELP ORIENT OUR EFFORTS.

AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHOSE DISTRICT OR WHO'S CORNER OF THE CITY THAT IS, YOU CAN SEE THE DATA AND MAKE SURE WE DIRECT RESOURCES THERE.

SO I WOULD APPRECIATE THAT ALSO.

UM, YES, GO ON.

IF YOU DON'T MIND, I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THE WAY THAT STATUS SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED IS THAT THE RISK OF GETTING INFECTED IS HIGHER IN THE AREAS WITH THE, WITH THE BIGGER CIRCLE, BECAUSE WHAT SOME FOLKS WANT TO DO IS THEY WANT TO SAY, OH, I SHOULDN'T GO TO THAT PART OF TOWN BECAUSE THEY GOT A LOT OF CASES THAT'S CLOSE.

THAT'S NOTHING ABOUT WHERE THE PEOPLE WERE INFECTED.

IT ONLY TELLS US WHERE THEY LIVE AND, UH, YOU KNOW, IT SHOULD NOT BE USED TO DETERMINE WHAT PARTS OF TOWN ARE SAFE VERSUS NOT, THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS DATA IS SHOWING.

AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WAS CLEAR.

NO, ABSOLUTELY.

AND, AND IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT REALLY WHAT IT SHOWS IS THE SEGREGATION OF OUR OWN CITY, UM, THAT WE CAN IDENTIFY SO CLEARLY WHERE THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE AT HIGHER RISK LIVE IN PARTICULAR PLACES.

UM, BUT GIVEN THAT WE SHOULD USE THE DATA THAT WE HAVE.

UM, AND THEN THE OTHER PIECE OF INFORMATION THAT I KNOW Y'ALL ARE WORKING ON AND I'M INTERESTED IN WHEN WE THINK WE CAN GET BETTER INFORMATION IS AMONGST THOSE HOSPITALIZED, HOW MANY OF THEM ARE COMING FROM, UM, SPANISH SPEAKING COMMUNITIES, BECAUSE I'M GLAD WE PUT ON THE SPANISH SPEAKING SITE, BUT HOW MUCH DO WE KNOW THAT THAT IS PART OF THE CORE OF THE ISSUE OR HOW MUCH OF IT IS COMING FROM CONSTRUCTION IN PARTICULAR, THOSE, DO WE HAVE A BETTER HANDLE ON THAT KIND OF INFORMATION? UH, SO COUNCIL, WE'RE WORKING ON ADDING THE, UH, PREFERRED LANGUAGE PIECE TO THE CASE INVESTIGATION FORM SO THAT WE CAN TRACK BETTER, UH, WHO ARE, YOU KNOW, WHO'S USING A SPANISH VERSUS OTHER LANGUAGES AS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE IN THE HOUSEHOLD.

NOW, THE TEAM IS ALSO WORKING ON, UH, HELPING TO DETERMINE, UH, COMMUNITY SPREAD VERSUS ALISON SPREAD SO THAT WE CAN, UH, HAVE SOME BETTER DATA TO DETERMINE WHERE THE, WHERE THE, UH, IT DOES SEEM LIKE, YOU KNOW, WE ARE GETTING AN INDEX CASE WITHIN A HOUSEHOLD, AND THEN IT'S SPREADING EASILY TO, UH, TO FAMILY MEMBERS WITHIN THAT HOUSEHOLD.

UH, YOU KNOW, WE ALSO KNOW THAT AS, AS THE SIZE OF THE HOUSEHOLD GROWS, SO THE PERCENTAGE IN POVERTY AND, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE SOMETHING LIKE 25, 27% OF HOUSEHOLDS THAT HAVE SEVEN OR MORE PEOPLE ARE BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL.

AND THERE'S CERTAINLY A CORRELATION BASED ON AN INCREASING SIZE OF HOUSEHOLDS.

UH, SO THAT'S, THAT'S A CHALLENGE FOR US, AND THIS IS WHY WE'RE REALLY ENCOURAGING THE COMMUNITY TO, IF THEY DO GET SICK, TO SEPARATE THEMSELVES, TO USE THAT ISOLATION FACILITY.

SO WE CAN BREAK THAT CYCLE OF THAT HOUSEHOLD TRANSMISSION.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, COLLEAGUES, SOMEONE ELSE WANT TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY.

DR.

SCOTT, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US TODAY.

I WANT TO JUST SAY ONE OTHER THING.

I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU BOTH.

AND AGAIN, THANK YOU ALL HAVE BEEN CONSISTENTLY DOING A LOT OF REALLY DIFFICULT WORK, REALLY FAST AND 24 SEVEN.

SO, UH, WE, THE, THE QUESTIONS WE ASK ARE DESIGNED TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY BETTER AND TO MAKE THINGS PUBLIC, UH, BUT WE ALL RECOGNIZE HOW HARD YOU'RE WORKING AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU GUYS.

APPRECIATE THAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

COUNCIL MEMBER MATH.

UM, I ALSO WANTED TO THANK OUR STAFF AND ALSO ASK HIM IF HE CAN PLEASE BE SENT THE LINES SO THAT WE CAN SHARE THEM WITH THE COMMUNITY.

I DIDN'T HEAR YOU.

I'M SORRY.

I WANTED TO SEE IF WE COULD GET SENT THE SLIDES.

YEAH.

IF YOU COULD SEND OUT ALL THREE SLIDES TO ALL THREE PRESENTATIONS TO THAT, TO THE COUNCIL MEMBERS.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S GO ON THEN TO THE NEXT, UH, BRIEFING THAT WE HAVE.

THIS IS THE BRIEFING ON REDISTRICTING.

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IF YOU MAYOR COUNCIL, UH, THIS

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IS A BRIEFING THAT WILL BE DONE BY OUR CITY AUDITOR, COREY STOKES AND HER STAFF.

AND SO, UH, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO MS. STOKES.

ALRIGHT.

AND Y'ALL CAN HEAR ME.

NO, NOT YET.

JUST HEAR ME.

THERE WE GO.

WE'LL TRY WITH SEE.

OKAY.

UM, AND THE OTHER THING THAT I'M NOT ENTIRELY SURE.

OH, THERE WE GO.

Y'ALL ARE SHARING IT FOR ME.

PERFECT.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, SO TODAY I'M HERE, I'M COREY STOKES.

I'M THE CITY AUDITOR.

AND I AM HERE TO SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR, UM, REDISTRICTING PROCESS AND THE RESPONSIBILITIES MY OFFICE HAS FOR 2020.

UM, SO NEXT SLIDE.

SO I KNOW, UM, YOU AS COUNCIL MEMBERS AND, AND MANY FOLKS WITHIN THE CITY, UM, KNOW WHAT REDISTRICTING IS, BUT JUST FOR THE PUBLIC REDISTRICTING, UH, IT'S A, IT'S A VOTER DESIGN PROCESS WHERE WE REDRAW COUNCIL DISTRICTS, UM, COUNCIL, DISTRICT BOUNDARIES BASED ON NEW CENSUS DATA.

SO THAT'S THE CENSUS DATA THAT'S BEING COLLECTED NOW AND AVAILABLE IN EARLY 20, 21, THESE BOUNDARIES SHAPE HOW RESIDENTS ARE REPRESENTED, UM, FOR THE NEXT DECADE, BECAUSE THIS ONLY HAPPENS ONCE EVERY 10 YEARS.

UM, WE, WE DID FIRST DO THIS WHEN THE CHARTER WAS CHANGED BY VOTERS AND 2012 TO MOVE TO SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICTS.

AND WE'RE STARTING IT AGAIN NOW, UM, AS I MENTIONED, UH, THE IDEA IS THAT THERE WILL BE A REDISTRICTING PROCESS IN 2021 THAT AFFECTS 2022 ELECTIONS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO MY OFFICE IS JOB, UH, AS, AS LAID OUT IN THE CHARTER IS TO INITIATE AND WIDELY PUBLICIZE A PROCESS FOR APPLICANTS FOR TWO BODIES.

SO THE FIRST BODY IS THE APPLICANT REVIEW PANEL.

THIS PANEL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HELPING SELECT COMMISSIONERS.

UM, AND I'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THOSE GUYS IN A MINUTE.

AND THEN THERE'S THE INDEPENDENT CITIZEN REDISTRICTING COMMISSION.

THIS IS THE COMMISSION THAT, UM, DRAWS THE BOUNDARIES OF AUSTIN COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

UM, IN BOTH OF THESE, THERE ARE VARIOUS REQUIREMENTS.

SO FOR THE PANEL, UM, YOU HAVE TO BE A CPA OR A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME AUDIT EXPERIENCE.

UM, AND THERE ARE SOME OTHER REQUIREMENTS THERE.

UM, THE PANEL IS THREE MEMBERS AND THEN FOR THE COMMISSION ITSELF, UM, THERE ARE ACTUALLY MANY REQUIREMENTS.

UM, VOTING HISTORY IS ONE OF THOSE, UM, AS WELL AS THERE ARE SEVERAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST PROVISIONS TO ENSURE INDEPENDENT, UM, RESIDENCY, UM, THE, YOU CAN'T HAVE BEEN A CITY EMPLOYEE FOR I THINK, THREE YEARS.

SO THERE ARE VARIOUS THINGS, UM, DESIGNED TO, UM, HELP ENSURE THE INDEPENDENCE OF THAT COMMISSION AT IT.

YOU AND ANYONE CAN LEARN ALL ABOUT THIS AND MORE ON OUR WEBSITE.

I'LL GIVE YOU A PREVIEW OF THAT IN A MINUTE.

UM, BUT THERE'S A LOT MORE INFORMATION IT'S AUSTIN, OR IT'S SORRY, IT'S REDISTRICT ATX.ORG.

LIKE I SAY IT RIGHT.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO HOW THE PROCESS WORKS.

UM, AS I MENTIONED, THERE'S, THERE'S A PANEL, THE THREE CPA IS, UH, WITH AUDIT EXPERIENCE, DO THE INITIAL WORK.

THEY TAKE HOWEVER MANY APPLICANTS WE HAVE, UH, AND THEY NARROW IT DOWN TO THE 60 MOST QUALIFIED APPLICANTS USING VARIOUS CRITERIA FROM THOSE 60.

UM, WE RANDOMLY SELECT EIGHT.

MY OFFICE RANDOMLY SELECTS EIGHT, AND THOSE ARE THE FIRST MEMBERS OF THE INDEPENDENT CITIZEN, REDISTRICTING COMMISSION.

THOSE EIGHT THEN SELECT THE REMAINING SIX MEMBERS TO CREATE A DIVERSE 14 MEMBER COMMITTEE COMMISSION, AND THEN THE COMMISSIONERS, UM, START THEIR WORK, UH, REVIEWING CENSUS DATA AND DRAWING COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, UM, SOME KEY DATES HERE, UH, THE APPLICATIONS OR THE APPLICATIONS FOR THE COMMISSION AND THE PANEL ARE OPEN NOW, THEY OPENED LAST WEEK AND WE'VE ACTUALLY ALREADY GOTTEN QUITE A FEW.

I THINK AS OF YESTERDAY WE HAD 40, UM, COMMISSION APPLICATIONS AND 42 COMMISSION APPLICATIONS, A NINE PANEL.

I THINK THAT NUMBER IS PROBABLY GONE UP BY TODAY.

UM, THEN, UH, THE, THOSE, THAT APPLICATION PERIOD IS OPEN AND OUR MAJOR OUTRAGEOUS HAPPENING BETWEEN NOW AND SEPTEMBER, SEPTEMBER 1ST IS WHEN WE, UM, CLOSE THE, THE PANEL APPLICATIONS IN SEPTEMBER 30TH FOR THE COMMISSION.

UM, AND THEN IT ON OCTOBER 1ST AND, AND ALMOST ALL OF THESE DATES ARE VERY SPECIFICALLY SPELLED OUT, UM, IN THE CHARTER.

UH, BUT ON OCTOBER 1ST, WE DO THE RANDOM SELECTION FOR THE PANEL.

THE PANEL DOES THEIR WORK, UH, THROUGH JANUARY.

AND THEN, UM, ONE THING TO POINT OUT SPECIFICALLY TO THIS GROUP, UM, IN THE CHARTER, THERE ARE SPECIFIC PROVISIONS THAT ALLOW EACH COUNCIL MEMBER TO STRIKE ONE OF THE 60, UM, ONE OF THE QUALITY, ONE OF THE APPLICANTS IN THE QUALIFIED POOL.

SO FROM THE 68, UM, EACH COUNCIL MEMBER CAN STRIKE ONE LAST TIME AROUND NOBODY EXERCISED THE STRIKE.

UH, BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE Y'ALL WERE AWARE THAT THAT PROVISION, AND THEN, UH, WE RANDOMLY CHOOSE FROM THE REMAINING APPLICANTS,

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WHETHER THAT'S 60 OR 49 OR SOMETHING IN BETWEEN, UH, WE SELECT EIGHT COMMISSIONERS.

UH, AND THEN AS I MENTIONED, UM, THEY CHOOSE SIX MORE AND THEN THEY GO FORTH AND DO THEIR WORK, UM, TO BASICALLY BE, HAVE EVERYTHING IN LINE FOR AN ELECTION IN 2022.

NEXT LINE, PLEASE KEEP TRYING TO CHANGE MY OWN SLIDES.

IT DOESN'T WORK TURNS OUT.

UM, SO, SO THE, UM, A BIG CHANGE IN POTENTIAL APPLICANTS BETWEEN THE LAST TIME WE DID THIS WORK AND NOW, UM, YOU CAN SEE HERE, UH, WE KNOW AUSTIN IS GROWING VERY FAST, BUT ALSO THIS POPULATION HAS INCREASED PROBABLY AROUND 15%, UH, DURING THIS TIMEFRAME, THE REASON WHY THE ELIGIBLE VOTERS HAS INCREASED SO DRASTICALLY, I THINK IT'S 345%, UM, SOMETHING ALONG THAT IS BECAUSE THE, UM, THE SWITCH FROM MAY TO NOVEMBER LOCAL ELECTIONS.