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FOR YOU A THREE BY

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FIVE TIMES.

MMM, MMM.

JUNE THE 12TH,

[Call to Order]

2020.

SO WE WERE GOING TO BRING THIS, UH, URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING TO ORDER.

THE FIRST ITEM

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ON THE AGENDA IS THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE 15TH, THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING.

YOU SHOULD HAVE A PDF DOCUMENT THAT WAS SENT TO YOU.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE? THIS IS CINDY.

I'D MAKE THAT MOTION APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE MINUTES, SAY, AYE.

HI.

I NEED YOURSELF.

SO RAISE YOUR HANDS.

ANY OPPOSED? ANY ABSTENTIONS, SUSAN SUMMERS? DID YOU GO TELL YOUR NAME SLATE RIGHT WHEN I CLOSE THAT PDF.

ALL RIGHT.

WE ARE GOING TO BEGIN WITH A NEW BUSINESS.

AND THE FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA

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IS, UM, URBAN TRAILS PLAN AND SIDEWALK.

ADA TRANSITION PLAN.

IS THIS CITIZEN BRIEFING? OH, WAIT.

OH, WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY PUBLIC SPEAKERS.

OKAY.

I FEEL LIKE WE USUALLY HAVE SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE THERE.

UM, YEAH, A NEW BUSINESS ITEM IS SEPTEMBER KATIE.

WEDIKO CRAIG MCCULLOUGH OR JOHN EASTMAN HERE.

HI.

YES, THIS IS KATIE WEBTECH.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME THIS AFTERNOON.

I AM HOPEFULLY JOINED ON THIS CALL BY BOTH JOHN EASTMAN WITH SIDEWALKS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS.

AND CRAIG METALLIC IS OUR PROJECT MANAGER.

I'M THE PROGRAM MANAGER FOR URBAN TRAILS, AND WE ARE HERE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT OUR URBAN TRAILS PLAN AND SIDEWALKS AND ADA TRANSITION PLAN UPDATE.

SO I'M HOPING THIS PRESENTATION IS NOW IN FRONT OF YOU.

UM, AND I WILL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE, WHICH IS THE AGENDA.

SO I'LL GO OVER A QUICK PROJECT INTRODUCTION TO EXPLAIN A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN.

YEAH.

UH, THIS IS EMMA SMITH.

STOKLEY'S ON LETTING, UH, TTM KNOW THAT IT'S THE WRONG SLIDESHARE.

THAT IS, THIS IS THE ONLY ONE I'VE RECEIVED.

AND THE SHARED DRIVE.

YES, THIS IS A SYMPTOM.

OKAY.

SORRY.

THERE'S BEEN A MISCOMMUNICATION.

I SENT THEM TO THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE YESTERDAY BY THEIR DEADLINES TO GET TO Y'ALL.

SO, UM, KATIE, CAN YOU PLEASE HANG TIGHT FOR A SECOND? I'M GOING TO ASK DOUG FROM CTS, EMAIL THEM TO THE CITY HALL.

HAVE YOU FALLEN ACCOUNT TO THE SAME ACCOUNT YOU JUST DID? OKAY.

THEY'RE ALSO PUBLICLY POSTED IF THAT'S EASIER, IT'S NOT A QUICKER, IS IT OKAY? I JUST SENT THE CTN RESOURCE ACCOUNT, THIS PRESENTATION ONLY.

AND THEN ONCE WE GET IT UNDERWAY, I'LL SEND SOME OTHER BACKUPS TO THIS MEETING THAT APPARENTLY WASN'T RECEIVED.

WOULD IT BE HELPFUL FOR ME JUST TO KEEP GOING? AND YOU CAN LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE A PRESENTATION TO FOLLOW ALONG.

THAT WORKS FOR ME.

YEAH.

OKAY.

WELL THEN PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING SO THAT I CAN CHANGE HOW I'M SPEAKING, BUT I CAN KEEP GOING FOR NOW.

UM, SO OUR GOAL IS TO REALLY LAY THE FRAMEWORK OF THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN, WHICH IS WHY FOR A BIG REASON WHY WE'RE UPDATING OUR PLANS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY FIT

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WITHIN THIS FRAMEWORK OVER A PROJECT SCHEDULE.

THEN I'LL GIVE SOME BACKGROUND ON THE URBAN TRAILS PROGRAM.

TALK ABOUT OUR GOALS FOR THE URBAN TRAILS PLAN UPDATE.

AND THEN I BELIEVE JOHN EASTMAN IS ALSO ON THIS CALL.

SO THEN I WILL TURN THIS ALL OVER TO HIM TO TALK ABOUT THE SIDEWALK PROGRAM AND THE GOALS FOR THE SIDEWALK PLAN, UPDATE.

YEAH, WHAT THAT'S, WHY THEY'RE GOING NOW.

AWESOME.

SO NOW I'M ON SLIDE TWO, WHICH IS AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN AND SHOULD HAVE TWO PIE CHARTS.

AND SO OUR GOAL WITH, UM, OUR PLAN UPDATES, AS I MENTIONED, ARE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY FIT WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK, LAID OUT IN AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN, WHICH IS ADOPTED IN 2019.

AND SO THE ASM P SET AN AMBITIOUS GOAL OF ACHIEVING THIS 50 50 MODE SHARE BY 2039.

AND SO WE RECOGNIZE THE SIDEWALK NETWORK AND THE URBAN TRAIL NETWORK ARE BOTH INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS NEEDED TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL.

SO AS IN PUBLIC WORKS ARE WORKING WITH THE AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT TO UPDATE OUR PLANS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE ASM P.

SO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, WHICH IS PROJECT SCHEDULE.

SO THIS SPRING, WE HAVE BEGUN TO BRIEF THE RELEVANT BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND ARE WORKING TO BRING A CONSULTANT ON BOARD.

UM, WE WILL THEN BEGIN A PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT KICKOFF THIS FALL.

UM, WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE WILL OBVIOUSLY DEPEND ON CURRENT CONDITIONS.

AND WE WILL ALSO WORK WITH THE CONSULTANTS TO DO OUR ANALYSIS AND COME UP WITH DRAFT PLANS.

AND THAT WHOLE PROCESS WE'RE HOPING WILL TAKE ABOUT TWO YEARS AND THEN WE'LL COME BACK TO COUNCIL IN FALL OF 2022 FOR ADOPTION.

SO NEXT SLIDE SHOULD NOT BE THE 2014 URBAN TRAILS PLAN.

SO SOME BACKGROUND ON THE URBAN TRAILS PROGRAM IS OUR CURRENT PLAN WAS ADOPTED IN 2014.

AND THIS IS WHAT OUR PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY WORKING TO IMPLEMENT.

AND IT DEFINES AN URBAN TRAIL AS A CITYWIDE NETWORK OF NON-MOTORIZED MULTI-USE PATHWAYS THAT ARE USED BY BICYCLISTS, WALKERS AND RUNNERS FOR BOTH TRANSPORTATION AND RECREATION PURPOSES.

SO ALL OF OUR TRAILS ARE HARD SURFACE THEY'RE ADA ACCESSIBLE, AND THEY'RE TYPICALLY 12 TO 15 FEET IN WIDTH TO ALLOW FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF USERS AT DIFFERENT SPEEDS TO COMFORTABLY BE ABLE TO HAVE ONE ANOTHER.

AND OUR PLANT IDENTIFIED 47 MILES OF TIER ONE HIGH PRIORITY TRAILS IN 360 MILES OF TIER TWO LOWER PRIORITY TRAILS AROUND THE CITY.

AND AS OF THIS SPRING, 50 MILES OF URBAN TRAIL EXISTS THROUGHOUT AUSTIN.

SO WHEN LOOKING AT WHAT WAS PRIORITIZED IS TIER ONE VERSUS TIER TWO, FOUR CRITERIA WERE LOOKED AT, AND THIS WAS PROXIMITY TO ATTRACTORS AND DESTINATIONS.

SO WHAT ARE THESE PROPOSED TRAILS CONNECTING TO? ARE THERE PARKS, SCHOOLS OR EMPLOYMENT CENTERS LOOKING AT HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE WITHIN A HALF MILE OF THE PROPOSED TRAIL, LOOKING AT CONNECTIVITY, IF THE TRAILS CONNECT TO ON STREETS, SIDEWALKS, OR BIKE LANES OR TRANSIT STOPS, AND THEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT LOOKING AT WHERE THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO SEE TRAILS AROUND THE CITY AND OUR 2014 URBAN FIELD PLANS DID ALSO CALL FOR AN UPDATE EVERY FIVE YEARS.

SO WE ARE DUE FOR THIS UPDATE.

SO THEN NEXT SLIDE, WHICH IS THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN, URBAN TRAILS POLICIES.

SO AGAIN, WITHIN THIS FRAMEWORK OF THE ASM P SOME NEW URBAN TRAIL POLICIES WERE LAID OUT, WHICH WAS REALLY TO RECOGNIZE THE URBAN TRAIL SYSTEM AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK, AND LOOK TO HOW WE CAN CONTINUE TO EXPAND THIS NETWORK AND MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS.

SO THE NEXT SLIDE TO NOW HAVE THE URBAN TRAILS TARGET.

AND SO THE ASM P LAID OUT SOME SPECIFIC INDICATORS AND TARGETS, WHICH WAS INCREASED THE LINEAR MILES OF TIER ONE TRAILS TO INCREASE WAYFINDING AND LIGHTING ON EXISTING TRAILS TO INCREASE TRAIL USAGE AND TO REDUCE THE RESPONSE TIME TO ADDRESS UNFORESEEN TRAIL DAMAGE.

SO, AS WE LOOK TO UPDATE OUR PLAN, WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT HOW CAN WE GET OUR NEW PLAN IN LINE WITH ALLOWING US TO ACHIEVE THESE INDICATORS AND TARGETS THAT ARE CALLED FOR, SO THE NEXT SLIDE, JUST GOALS FOR THE URBAN TRAILS PLAN UPDATE.

SO OUR GOAL ONE IS TO RE-EXAMINE THE PROPOSED TRAIL NETWORK.

I WENT OVER THE FOUR PRIORITIZATION CRITERIA THAT ARE CURRENTLY USED, AND CURRENTLY THERE'S NO DISCUSSION OF EQUITY.

SO WE REALLY WANT TO BE SURE THAT WE'RE INCLUDING THIS WITHIN THE PRIORITIZATION MATRIX.

WE WANT TO GO OVER SOME PRELIMINARY

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FEASIBILITY OF TRAIL ALIGNMENT.

A LOT OF OUR TRAILS ARE PROPOSED ALONG CREEKS OR OTHER CORRIDORS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN DEVELOPED.

AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY DON'T BECOME TOO COST PROHIBITIVE TO CONSTRUCT AND ARE FEASIBLE FOR DEVELOPMENT.

WE WANT TO WORK MORE ON INCORPORATING SHORT CONNECTIONS WITH BIG IMPACTS, SUCH AS A SMALL PIECE OF TRAIL, MAYBE UNDER A QUARTER MILE THAT CONNECTS TO DEAD END CUL-DE-SACS OR OTHERWISE OVERCOME THE BARRIER IN THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK.

AND THEN WE WANT TO LOOK TO UPDATE POLICIES, REVIEWING INTERDEPARTMENTAL POLICIES FOR TRAIL PERMITTING, TO MAKE TRAIL PERMITTING AND DESIGN MORE EFFICIENT.

WE WANT TO DEVELOP NEW TECHNIQUES TO SUSTAINABLY MAINTAIN THE TRAIL NETWORK AND ESTABLISH NEW STRATEGIES TO ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS, TO ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY, NOT ONLY IN THE DESIGN AND PLANNING OF OUR CHILD, BUT ALSO ON THE TRAIL INFRASTRUCTURE ITSELF, THINKING ABOUT HOW WE CAN GET MORE PEOPLE OUT AND USING THE TRAILS WE HAVE IN PLACE.

UM, AND THEN NEXT SLIDE, AND I WILL TURN IT OVER TO JOHN EASTMAN.

THANKS KATIE.

THIS IS JOHN EASTON, THE SIDEWALK AND SPECIAL PROJECTS DIVISION PUBLIC WORKS SPOT CHECK, AND MAKE SURE EVERYBODY CAN HEAR ME.

YES.

EXCELLENT.

SO WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT THE SLIDE THAT TALKS ABOUT THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN.

CHAD WANTS SYSTEM POLICIES.

SO DSMP REALLY HAS FOUR INTERRELATED GOALS RELATED TO SIDEWALKS, AND THEY KIND OF FLOW TOGETHER.

IT'S COMPLETING THE SIDEWALK SYSTEM, MAKING SURE IT'S SAFE AND ACCESSIBLE.

IT'S COMFORTABLE FOR EVERYONE ONCE IT'S COMPLETE MAINTAINING THE USABILITY OF THAT SYSTEM, AND ALSO ENSURING THAT THAT NEW DEVELOPMENT CONNECTS TO THAT SYSTEM.

ALL RIGHT, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE NEXT SLIDE IS THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN SIDEWALK SYSTEM TARGETS.

AND SO THE ASMC P GOES INTO SPARE LEVEL OF DETAIL ABOUT TRYING TO GET TO THAT COMPLETE SYSTEM.

AND IT'S REALLY A VERY AMBITIOUS GOAL.

THE CURRENT SIDEWALK NETWORK IN THE CITY OF BOSTON, IF THERE WAS SIDEWALKS ON BOATS, FRONT DITCHES OF ALL THE STREETS WOULD BE APPROXIMATELY 48, 40 140 900 MILES OF SIDEWALK CURRENTLY THEIR OWN WEIGHT, 2,700 MILES, AND THERE'S OVER 2100 MILES OF SIDEWALKS.

SO KNOW THERE, THERE ARE SOME TARGETS WITHIN THE SMP AS TO HOW DO WE GET TO THAT VERY AMBITIOUS GOAL.

OKAY, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE GOALS, THE NEXT SLIDE IS THE GOAL IS FOR THE SIDEWALK ADA TRANSITION PLAN UPDATE, AND THERE'S REALLY THREE MAIN FOCUS AREAS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO BRING TO, TO THIS UPDATE PROCESS.

UM, AND THEY ALL FALL UNDER THE, THE REALLY OVERARCHING PERSPECTIVE OF THINKING ABOUT IT AS A COMPLETE PEDESTRIAN NETWORK AND A NETWORK THAT SUPPORTS OUR TRANSIT NETWORK.

UM, SO THE FIRST OF THOSE FOCUS AREAS IS TAKING A LOOK AT THE ACTUAL SIDEWALK SYSTEM ITSELF, UM, DOING A BLOCK BY BLOCK LEVEL CONSTRAINT ANALYSIS IN THOSE AREAS WHERE WE'RE TRYING TO RETROFIT SIDEWALKS, UM, SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A VERY DETAILED MAP THAT WE CAN USE TO COORDINATE AND LEVERAGE PRIVATE INVESTMENTS ALONG WITH PUBLIC INVESTMENTS.

AND WE THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE, UM, REALLY POWERFUL, REALLY HELPFUL TO MOVING TOWARDS A COMPLETE NETWORK.

THE SECOND FOCUS AREA IS REALLY TALKING ABOUT THAT, THAT COMFORTABLE, UM, SECTION OF THE DSMP GOAL.

UM, THIS IS REALLY AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO LOOKING AT BOTH SIDEWALKS AND CROSSING CAUSE WHAT WE'VE BEEN LEARNING OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, UM, AS WE'VE BEEN DEVELOPING OUR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM AND REALLY DIVING INTO OUR VISION ZERO PROGRAM, UM, IS EVEN WHEN THERE'S SIDEWALKS, PEOPLE ARE SOMETIMES RELUCTANT TO USE THEM BECAUSE THEY, THEY DON'T FEEL THEY CAN CROSS THE STREET SAFELY.

AND, AND THERE'S A LOT OF WORK BEING DONE IN SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL TO IMPROVE CROSSINGS.

AND SHOULD WE REALLY WANT TO TAKE, UM, A SHITTY WIDE HOLISTIC LOOK AT INTEGRATING STATE PROCESSINGS INTO THAT PEDESTRIAN NETWORK PLAN? AND THEN THE THIRD FOCUS AREA IS REALLY, WE WERE WORKING ON THIS BEFORE RECENT EVENT.

UM, BUT IT'S REALLY TRYING TO LEVERAGE THE RECENT WORK THAT'S BEEN DONE WITH HEALTHY STREETS AND UNDERSTANDING THAT WE'VE GOT HUNDREDS OF MILES OF RELATIVELY LOW VOLUME RESIDENTIAL STREETS, UM, THAT DON'T HAVE.

AND AS WE'VE SEEN WITH THE HEALTHY STREETS INITIATIVE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO REIMAGINE AND RECONFIGURE THESE SPACES TO MAKE THEM SAFE, ATTRACTIVE

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WALKABLE PLACES SOMETIMES WITHOUT BUILDING, UH, NECESSARILY BUILDING SIDEWALKS.

AND SO WE'RE, WE'RE GOING TO, UM, UNDERTAKE A PROGRAM TO DEVELOP AND TEST AND ANALYZE SOME, SOME APPROACHES THAT MAY ALLOW US TO ACCELERATE, UM, OUR DELIVERY OF A COMPLETE, UM, PEDESTRIAN NETWORK.

ALRIGHT, NEXT SLIDE.

THAT'S, THAT'S REALLY IT FOR THE PRESENTATION.

AS KATIE MENTIONED, WE'RE, WE'RE REALLY AT THE STARTING PHASE OF UPDATING THE URBAN TRAILS AND SIDEWALKS PLANS AND WANT TO REACH OUT TO THE VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND STAKEHOLDERS AND LET THEM KNOW THIS PROCESS WAS STARTING, UM, GET THEM THINKING ABOUT IT, UM, AND, AND START TAKING FEEDBACK IS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.

SO WITH THAT, WE'RE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

UM, I GUESS IF COMMISSIONERS WANT TO RAISE THEIR HANDS, WE CAN JUST SORT OF GO AROUND THAT WAY AND THEN WE'LL GO THERE.

OKAY.

I SEE CINDY'S HAND FIRST.

YOU'RE STILL ON MUTE.

UM, I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE HEALTHY STREETS EXPERIMENT.

CAN YOU GIVE ME A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THE TIMELINE ON THAT I'VE BEEN USING THEM DAILY AND I'M INTERESTED IN KNOWING HOW YOU'RE GONNA DEAL WITH THE INFORMATION, WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION YOU'RE GATHERING AND JUST IN GENERAL ABOUT THE PROJECT, YOU KNOW, I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU THE DETAILS I'M AS MUCH.

THIS IS JOHN EASTMAN.

UM, I'VE BEEN ASSISTING WITH HEALTHY STREETS THAT ACTUALLY THEN INITIATIVE IS BEING, UM, REALLY, UM, SPEARHEADED THROUGH THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

AND THEY'RE THE ONES, UM, WORKING THROUGH.

IT WERE PUBLIC WORKS.

THERE'S BEEN SITTING WITH IMPLEMENTATION, BUT, UH, OUR PARTNERS IN THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT THAT ARE REALLY DOING ALL THE ANALYSIS, UM, THE FOLKS DOING THAT, AREN'T ON THIS CALL RIGHT NOW.

UM, BUT WE CAN, UH, YOU KNOW, ASK THE LORD DEER AND FIELD, UM, AND SPEAK TO THAT.

THERE WE GO.

THANK YOU.

HI, THIS IS ROBERT FILLER, I'M DIRECTOR, UH, AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

UH, THE HEALTHY STREETS IS, AS YOU SAID, SORT OF AN EXPERIMENT, IT WAS REQUESTED BY COUNCIL.

UH, AND WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO, UH, USE THAT, UH, PROGRAM AS, AS LONG AS IT'S PRACTICAL, UH, YOU KNOW, PAYING ATTENTION TO, UH, ROADWAY DEMAND AS IT COMES BACK.

UH, WE'RE LEARNING THINGS, UH, DAILY ON HOW WELL THAT WORKS.

UH, I BELIEVE WE OWE A REPORT BACK TO COUNCIL THIS NEXT MONTH, UH, OR RATHER SHORTLY, UH, WITH OUR PLANS MOVING FORWARD, THEIR REQUEST HAD BEEN TO OPEN UP THE STREETS INCREMENTALLY AND THEN MOVE FORWARD.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOTTEN OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR THOSE.

SO THE FIRST ONES, WHEN WE ROLLED THEM OUT, WE DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO, UH, UH, SOCIALIZE OR, UH, DO PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ON THOSE STREETS.

AND SO WE ROLLED THOSE OUT, KNOWING THAT THEY WERE, UH, PILOT PROGRAMS, UM, YOU KNOW, THE NEXT ONES MIGHT ACTUALLY RE UH, REQUIRE A LITTLE BIT MORE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT, BUT WE'VE GOTTEN JUST OVERWHELMING SUPPORT AND IDEAS FOR OTHER STREETS.

AND SO WE'RE WORKING ON OUR NEXT BATCH.

UH, I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT THEY ARE, CAUSE I DON'T KNOW THEM OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, BUT, UM, UH, THAT'S WHAT I CAN TELL YOU THAT IT'S A LEARNING PROCESS FOR US AND AS WE ROLL THEM OUT AND THEY MAKE SENSE, WE WILL TRY TO KEEP THEM AS LONG AS POSSIBLE UNTIL, UH, ROADWAY DEMAND, UH, BY VARIETY OF MODES, UH, RETURNS.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND CINDY, DO YOU HAVE ANY FOLLOW UP, FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS? OKAY.

I THINK I SAW, I ACTUALLY WASN'T SURE, BUT I DO HAVE, I THINK HOPEFULLY IT'LL BE A QUICK QUESTION.

I WAS A LITTLE, UH, FASCINATED, UM, WITH THE URBAN TRAILS.

I USE THE, UM, NORTH WALNUT CREEK TRAIL, UM, NOT DAILY, BUT DEFINITELY MULTIPLE TIMES A WEEK.

UM, I WAS CURIOUS, UM, A LOT OF THE TRAILS, AS YOU STATED, ARE SORT OF BUILT THROUGH NO OR SLATED TO BUILD THROUGH, YOU KNOW, CREEK BEDS, MAYBE ALONGSIDE HIGHWAYS OR WHERE THERE'S SOME SORT OF PARTNERING OPPORTUNITY.

AND I WAS A LITTLE BIT CURIOUS, UM, YOU MENTIONED SOME DEVELOPMENT ISSUES WITH THOSE AND I'VE, I MEAN, I ACTUALLY WATCHED THAT WHEN WE BUILT OUT.

SO I THINK JUST EVEN JUST OBSERVING IT AS A COMMUNITY MEMBER, I COULD SORT OF ASCERTAIN SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THAT Y'ALL MIGHT EXPERIENCE.

WHAT KIND OF OTHER, UM, TYPES OF TRAILS MIGHT YOU COULD BE CONCEIVING CAUSE YEAH, IT HAS BEEN A LOT OF CREEKS AND SUCH, BUT, UM, I ASSUME THAT OTHER

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PLACES MAY HAVE SOME LAND ACQUISITION ISSUES OR THINGS LIKE THAT.

I WAS CURIOUS IF YOU COULD SPEAK TO THAT AT ALL, OR IF THAT'S JUST STILL IN THE, THE GERMINAL PHASES, I GUESS.

YEAH, THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

I MEAN, THE PROBLEM REALLY IS RIGHT.

WE'RE TYING OUR GOAL IS TO BE OFF THREE, JUST TO PROVIDE A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE AND A DIFFERENT COMFORT LEVEL.

UM, BUT THAT REALLY DOES MAKE CHALLENGES FOR FINDING THESE UNDEVELOPED CORRIDORS.

AND SO WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT NOW IS REALLY A BALANCE WE'RE LOOKING AT, ARE THERE AREAS WHERE WE CAN WORK ALONGSIDE CREEKS AND KIND OF WORK CLOSELY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL STAFF TO FIND A WAY, BECAUSE AGAIN, PEOPLE ARE HAPPY TO BE NEAR A CREEK.

PART OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR WITH THE TRANSPORTATION IS SOMETIMES THIS ESCAPE INTO NATURE.

UM, SO KIND OF FINDING THAT BALANCE FOR THOSE AREAS.

UM, BUT THEN ALSO LOOKING AT IF THERE'S OPPORTUNITIES TO POTENTIALLY BE WITHIN CAPITAL METRO RIGHT OF WAY OR NEAR AUSTIN ENERGY TRANSMISSION LINES.

BUT OF COURSE, THOSE BOTH COME WITH THEIR OWN CHALLENGES AS WELL.

SO IT'S REALLY FINDING, FINDING THE BEST BALANCE TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE'S NEEDS ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT AND PLAN FOR OKAY.

ANY, ANY FOLLOW UP.

OKAY.

I THINK THAT'S INTERESTING.

I WOULD JUST SAY, I KNOW THAT WE'RE WORKING ON, UM, GETTING MORE MONEY TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR THE PARKS THROUGH THE PARK FEES AND THINGS THAT ARE NEW DEVELOPMENTS.

AND I THINK THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, THOSE TYPES OF PARTNERSHIPS WOULD BE REALLY GOOD IF WE DO NEED TO ACQUIRE SOME LAND, UM, IN MORE DEVELOPED AREAS.

I THINK IT'S GREENWAYS EVEN THROUGH MORE, UM, DENSER PARTS OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS WOULD BE GREAT AS WELL.

SO I JUST ENCOURAGE YOU IN YOUR WORK AND THANK YOU.

YES.

THANK YOU.

AND YES, I'M PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROCESS AS WELL.

SO I WORK WITH BOTH THE TRANSPORTATION REVIEWERS AND THE PART REVIEWERS TO FIND WAYS TO INCORPORATE OUR TRIALS.

HEY, MARIO, YOU'RE ON MUTE IF YOU WERE TALKING, SORRY.

I GUESS I PUT MYSELF ON MUTE.

I DO.

I SEE THE OTHER ANS OR ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS WITH QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

I HAVE, I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS PARTICULARLY.

UM, I WON'T USE THE HEALTHY STREETS, A, A FAIR AMOUNT AND THE URBAN TRAIL.

I ENDED UP GOING WITH THE ONE NEAR JOKER AND MOPAC.

AND WHEN YOU MENTIONED, UM, YOU, YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THINGS BEING MAYBE A LITTLE MORE PERMANENT, WHAT MIGHT THAT PHYSICALLY LOOK LIKE? SO ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HEALTHY STREETS IN THE CONTEXT IN A HEALTHY STREET, LET'S SAY HEALTHY STREET WHERE WE MADE PERMANENT OR A NEW ONE WHERE TO BE BROUGHT INTO BEING, I ASSUME IT WOULDN'T BE THE SOPHOMORES IS WITH THE SIGNS.

UM, SO THIS IS ROB SPILLER AGAIN.

UM, THE HEALTHY STREETS ARE, UH, CONTEMPLATED RIGHT NOW IS TEMPORARY.

UH, CERTAINLY SOME OF THOSE HEALTHY STREETS ARE ON QUARTERS WHERE WE HAVE A PERMANENT PROJECT PLAN, A GOOD ONE IS PLEASANT VALLEY ACROSS THE ROAD, ACROSS THE DAM.

UH, AND SO THEY'RE REALLY PRECURSORS IN SOME CASES TO PERMANENT.

UM, THAT SAID, I THINK IF WE FIND, UM, OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE PERMANENT PROJECTS, UH, DUE TO THE HEALTHY STREETS, WE'RE CERTAINLY WILLING TO LOOK AT THAT.

UH, BUT I CAN'T, I DON'T WANT TO BE OVERLY COMMITTED COMMENDABLE RIGHT NOW.

SURE, SURE.

SORRY, SORRY.

UH, JUST EMILY SMITH.

I FEEL OBLIGATED TO SAY THAT SINCE YOU'RE NOT POSTED TO DISCUSS HEALTHY STREETS, BE CAREFUL ABOUT DISCUSSING THIS AT LENGTH.

THAT'S NOT EXACTLY CLEAR CUT GERMANE TO WHAT'S POSTED, UM, OKAY.

URBAN TRAILS.

UH, WELL, SO I DO HAVE AN URBAN TRAILS QUESTION.

THE, UM, YOU MENTIONED THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A RENEWED FOCUS OR MAYBE A NEW ELEMENT IN THE PRIORITIZATION AROUND THE EQUITY OF, DO YOU HAVE ANY PROPOSED METRICS FOR THAT OR WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE? I THINK THAT THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION AND THAT IS THE QUESTION THAT WE HAVE.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE POSING TO OUR CONSULTANTS AND WORKING THROUGH WITH STAFF.

AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, THE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PIECE DURING THE URBAN TRAIL UPDATE PROCESS IS PART OF THAT.

AND THEN IT'S KIND OF, HOW

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CAN WE ALSO EXPAND BEYOND THAT? AND WE'LL BE LOOKING TO SEE WHAT OTHER CITIES ARE DOING GENERAL BEST PRACTICES, BUT THAT REALLY IS THE QUESTION THAT WE'RE TRYING TO ANSWER.

OKAY.

UH, YOU KNOW, FOLLOWING ALONG WITH THE BLINDS, YOU KNOW, I WOULD ADVOCATE THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU LOOK AT, I AM SURE YOU WILL, YOU KNOW, INCOMES AND ET CETERA IN VARIOUS AREAS AND HOW THEY'RE SERVED BY TRANSIT.

AND I WOULD TAKE, FOR EXAMPLE, EASTERN PARK, WHICH IS PRETTY FAR OUT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PLAN IS FOR PEOPLE TO GET FROM THAT DEVELOPMENT TO THE PLACES THEY NEED TO BE.

BUT, UM, THAT'S THE KIND OF PLACE WHERE WHEN I THINK OF EQUITY, I THINK, OH, THERE'S A, THERE'S A PLACE OUT THERE.

IT'S NOT INHERENTLY SHARED BY A LOT OF TRANSIT RIGHT NOW.

AND THERE'S A CHANCE TO LET PEOPLE HAVE ALTERNATE WAYS TO GET AROUND.

OKAY.

THAT'S A GREAT POINT.

AND I WILL MAKE SURE TO MAKE A NOTE OF THAT.

OKAY.

WELL, THIS ITEM IS MARKED AS A BRIEFING AND NOT FOR ACTION.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, ANY OTHER COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT.

I THINK THIS ITEM IS A COMPLETE THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL MOVE ON

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TO THE NEXT ITEM B BUSINESS ITEM B.

THIS IS A PROPOSED BUDGET FOR ATD AND PUBLIC WORKS IS LISTED FOR DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION.

UH, GOOD AFTERNOON.

THIS IS ROBERT SPILLER DIRECTOR OF, UH, AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

AND SO, UH, RICHARD, ARE YOU ON THE LINE AS WELL? I'M ON THE LINE AND I WILL FOLLOW YOU ROB.

VERY GOOD.

UM, AND THEN, UH, IF CTM WOULD PULL UP THE SLIDE THAT SAYS FYI 20, 20, 21 BUDGET AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, I'D APPRECIATE IT.

AND I'LL START FROM THERE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, COMMISSIONER, THANK YOU FOR MEETING TODAY.

UH, APPRECIATE THIS.

UH, WE ARE CERTAINLY IN DIFFERENT TIMES THAN I HAVE EVER ADDRESSED THIS COMMISSION IN TERMS OF OUR BUDGET BEFORE.

AND SO, UM, YOU MAY HAVE QUESTIONS AS WE GO THROUGH THIS, PLEASE.

UH, JUST, UH, YOU KNOW, LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS AND I'LL TRY TO ANSWER THEM ON THE SLIDE, UH, WHERE WE'RE CURRENTLY AT.

UM, IF WE COULD GO TO SLIDE NUMBER TWO NOW, UM, COMMISSION MEMBERS, YOU'VE SEEN THIS, UH, SLIDE BEFORE IT REALLY DESCRIBES WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY THE AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY OFTEN SAY TRANSPORTATION, I DO DO THIS TRANSPORTATION IDD THAT, UH, AND THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT TRANSPORTATION IN A PORTFOLIO AS A WHOLE.

AND I JUST WANT TO REMIND THE COMMISSION THAT THE AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT DOES PART OF THE JOB PUBLIC WORKS ALSO DOES PART OF THE JOB.

UH, WE ALSO HAVE A, UM, UH, A SPECIAL PROJECTS OFFICE CALLED THE QUARTER PROJECTS OFFICE.

IT'S DELIVERING THE QUARTER PLAN.

THAT'S ALSO OFTEN SOMETIMES, UH, THOUGHT OF AS PART OF THE TRANSPORTATION PORTFOLIO.

AND THEN OF COURSE OUR SISTER DEPARTMENTS IN AVIATION AND FLEET.

UH, SO I JUST REALLY WANT TO HONE IN ON AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT IS REALLY THE ENTITY THAT OPERATES THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM, UH, IN TERMS OF THE SIGNALS, THE ROADWAYS, THE PEDESTRIAN, UH, SAFETY ELEMENTS OF THE SIDEWALKS AND NOT THE SIDEWALKS, BUT THE CROSSINGS AND THE SIGNALS, AND THAT REALLY CAPSULATES ENCAPSULATES WHAT WE DO AS LONG WITH A TDM AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION.

WE CAN PARK COMMUNITY.

IF WE COULD GO TO SLIDE, NUMBER THREE, REALLY STARTS TO DATA ON, I CAN TALK TO THAT.

UM, A FEW THINGS TO KNOW IN THE FYI 21 OPERATING BUDGET INCLUDES AN OVERALL DECREASE IN OUR REVENUE OF ABOUT FIVE POINT $4 MILLION OR AN 8% DECREASE FROM THE FYI 20 APPROVED BUDGET.

THAT REALLY IS A REFLECTION OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE ECONOMY RIGHT NOW, AND IS MOSTLY DUE TO A LOSS IN A PARKING METER REVENUE, UH, LARGELY, UH, ARE TOUGH FOR THE TRANSPORTATION USER FEE IS OF COURSE SHARED WITH PUBLIC WORKS AND THE QUARTER PROJECT OFFICE, THE PROPOSED OUR PROPOSED INCREASE IN THE TROUGH OF 5 CENTS.

UM, WE'LL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE INCREASE IN INTERDEPARTMENTAL TRANSFERS.

AS YOU KNOW, WE SEND, UH, THERE'S AN INCREASE IN INTERDEPARTMENTAL TRANSFERS ABOUT 1.1 MILLION THAT PAYS FOR THE SUPPORT, UH, PROGRAMS PROVIDED BY THE CITY AS A WHOLE TOSS AND TRANSPORTATION SO

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THAT WE CAN DELIVER OUR PROJECTS, UH, AND ALSO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ABOUT AN 800,000 ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR INTERSECTION SAFETY AND SIGNAL PROJECTS, UM, RIGHT AWAY PERMITS ASSOCIATED WITH GENERAL CONSTRUCTION IN AUSTIN, WHICH, UH, REMAINS CONSISTENT IN SPITE OF THE CURRENT COVID CONDITIONS.

AND SO WE'VE REALLY NOT SEEN ANY REDUCTION IN PERMITTING FOR CONSTRUCTION.

UH, WE KEEP EXPECTING TO SEE A, UH, A SLOWDOWN, BUT WE'VE NOT SEEN THAT.

AND CERTAINLY TRANSPORTATION IMPACT ANALYSIS, WHICH AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION FULLY TOOK OVER THIS YEAR, UH, REMAINS VERY STRONG.

AND WE'RE EXPECTING THAT TO REMAIN CONSISTENT AT 4.9 MILLION OR AN INCREASE IN 4.9 MILLION THERE, UH, PARKING REVENUE, AS I SAID, THERE'S A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN PARKING REVENUE.

UH, AS A DEPARTMENT, AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT HAS RELIED ON OUR PARKING REVENUE, UH, TO DO A LOT OF THE, UM, MORE, UH, NON TRADITIONAL TYPE TRANSPORTATION, UH, ELEMENTS OF OUR PLAN.

UH, WE'RE SEEING A MAJOR TAIL OFF IN PARKING AND WE'RE EXPECTING A NINE POINT $6 MILLION DEFICIT OR REDUCTION IN REVENUE.

UH, SIMILARLY, UH, MICRO MOBILITY PERMITS FOR THE SCOOTERS AND BIKES AND VARIOUS OTHER MICRO MOBILITY, UH, DEVICES THAT WE LICENSED.

WE'RE EXPECTING A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION OF ABOUT 2.2 MILLION.

WE GO TO SLIDE FOUR.

I'D APPRECIATE IT, PLEASE.

YEAH, JUST A SECOND.

SO ON SLIDE FOUR, IT HELPS US TO VISUALIZE SOME OF THE RATE AND REVENUE FORECAST, UM, DAF WIFE, MMM 21 OPERATING BUDGET INCLUDES AN OVERALL INCREASE IN REVENUE AT 13.2 MILLION, A FOUR POINT $2 MILLION INCREASE IN THE MOBILITY FUND.

UH, THAT'S THE TOUGH, THE RIGHT OF WAY FEES AND THE TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS.

UM, THAT INCLUDES THAT 9.9 MILLION REDUCTION IN PARKING FUND THAT I MENTIONED EARLIER, A 9.7%, UH, THAT REPRESENTS A 9.7% INCREASE IN THE MOBILITY FUND AND A 42% DECREASE IN THE PARKING REVENUE THAT IS BASED ON A 6% INCREASE OF THE TOP 25 CENTS.

AND AGAIN, A LARGE PART OF THAT TOUGH INCREASE, UM, IS TAKEN UP BY INTERDEPARTMENTAL TRANSFERS TO COVER THE COSTS OF DOING.

UM, I WILL TELL YOU THAT THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE IS ALSO CONSIDERING A, UH, INSTEAD OF A 25 CENT INCREASE IN THE TOP OF 40 AND A 50% 50 CENT INCREASE IN THE TOP THAT WOULD GO TO ATD.

UH, THOSE LARGER INCREASES WOULD ALLOW US TO FULLY FUND VISION ZERO, UH, AND SIGNIFICANT SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS THAT, UM, ARE OTHERWISE BEING SLOWED DOWN, UH, BECAUSE OF THE REVENUE OR LACK OF FUNDING THAT WE HAVE.

IF WE COULD GO TO SLIDE NUMBER FIVE, SLIDE NUMBER FIVE REALLY FOCUSES IN ON WHAT'S HAPPENING IN .

SO YOU CAN SEE THEIR PARKING MOBILITY SERVICES AND SMART MOBILITY.

UM, WE ARE DEFERRING NEW INITIATIVES TO REDUCE COSTS BY THAT 3.6 MILLION, UH, TO TRY TO REDUCE COSTS, TO BRING THEM MORE INTO LINE WITH WHAT WE ANTICIPATE OUR REVENUE THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE WE'RE FREEZING VACANT POSITIONS TO REDUCE COSTS.

AND SO, UH, THAT SAVES US, UM, ABOUT ONE POINT $5 MILLION IN, UH, IMMEDIATE SAVINGS.

UH, AND THEN ALSO IN THE PARKING FUND, WE'RE USING ABOUT 2.7 MILLION OF OUR FUND BALANCE.

AND SO WE HAD BEEN ENJOYING UP TO THIS YEAR, A HEALTHY FUND BALANCES THAT WE'VE BEEN CARRYING OVER INTO THE NEXT YEARS AND PROGRAMMING AND EXPANDING THEM, UH, THAT RAINY DAY HAS COME.

AND SO NOW WE'RE HAVING TO DRAW DOWN THOSE FUND BALANCES.

SIMILARLY IN THE MOBILITY FUND, WE'RE REDUCING PROGRAM UTILIZATION, UH, UH, PROGRAMS THAT UTILIZE CONSULTING SERVICES TO STABILIZE THE FUND FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

UH, AND SO WE'RE REDUCING EXPENDITURES BY ABOUT 6.5 MILLION THIS YEAR, UH, TO TRY TO BRING THIS YEAR'S BUDGET IN AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE, SO THAT IT PRESERVES, UH, SOME FUND BALANCE FOR NEXT YEAR.

SORRY, THAT'S MY CELL PHONE GOING OFF SERIES DECIDED SHE WANTED TO GIVE ME DIRECTIONS.

UM, BUT WE'RE FREEZING VACANT POSITIONS TO REDUCE THOSE COSTS.

UH, AND THEN WE'RE USING ABOUT 4.5 MILLION OF OUR MOBILITY FUND BALANCE, UH, TO CONTINUE THOSE BASIC SERVICES FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

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WE COULD GO TO NUMBER SIX.

SO JUST SOME HIGHLIGHTS ON SLIDE SIX FOR THE EXPENDITURES.

UM, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, WE'RE REDUCING SOME ENFORCEMENT, UH, WE'RE REALLY, UH, MAKING SOME SAVINGS.

WE'VE BEEN MAKING HEAVY USE OF TEMPORARY STAFFING TO DO OUR ENFORCEMENT.

UH, AS WE BRING THOSE STAFF INTO HOUSE, WE NEED TO ADJUST OUR BUDGETS.

AND SO WE'LL BE REDUCING FIVE OUT, UH, 650,000 PRIOR, UH, EXPENDITURES THERE CERTAINLY WE'RE REDUCING OUR AUGMENTATION, UM, BY A BIT.

AND THOSE ARE CONSULTANTS THAT WE USE IN HOUSE.

UH, WE'RE DEFERRING SOME SMART MOBILITY PROJECTS AS WELL AS DIFFERING, UH, MOBILITY DATA AND ANALYTICAL SERVICES.

SO IN ALL OF THAT SORT OF HOW WE'RE RIGHTSIZING OUR BUDGET, UH, FOR FYI 21, IN TERMS OF OUR OWN ABILITY, FIND AGAIN, WE'RE REDUCING PROGRAMS THAT USE THOSE CONSULTANTS.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN EXPANDING OUR STAFF USING CONSULTANT SERVICES, BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SOME CUTS BY NOT ASSIGNING SCOPE, UH, TO THOSE, UH, WE'RE CERTAINLY MAINTAINING OUR CURRENT INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENTS WITH UT AND CAP, METRO AND TEXTILES AND OTHER REGIONAL AGENCIES.

WE THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE THOSE MOBILITY PROJECTS, UM, ARE REALLY IMPORTANT, NOT JUST TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN, BUT TO THE LARGER REGION AS A WHOLE.

AND YOU'VE SEEN SOME OF THOSE VERY POSITIVE, UH, PARTNERSHIPS THIS YEAR IN TERMS OF THE, UH, COMPLETELY REPAINTED AND NEW, UH, PRIORITY LANES, TRANSIT PRIORITY LANES ON QUIET, LUKE AND LAVACA, UH, AND, UH, SOME OF THE OTHER TRANSIT, UH, PROJECTS THAT WE'VE BEEN PARTNERING WITH.

UM, WE CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR FUNDS, UH, TO, UH, UH, CONTINUE TO VISION ZERO EFFORTS.

UH, RIGHT NOW, AS I SAID, WE HAVE ABOUT $850 MILLION, UH, PLANNED.

UH, I THINK THAT SHOULD BE 850,000, SORRY.

YES, STATE 150,000 PLAN FOR INCREASED ENFORCEMENT AND INTERSECTION SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS.

AND AGAIN, IF WE GET A GREATER TOUGH INCREASE, UH, THAT MAY BE RECOMMENDED, UM, AS WE GO THROUGH THE BUDGET PROCESS, THEN WE'LL CERTAINLY DEDICATE THOSE ADDITIONAL FUNDS DIVISION, ZERO TYPE, UH, PROJECTS.

UM, AND THEN WE'RE REALLY DRAWING DOWN ON THE MOBILITY FUND BALANCE.

UM, I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT THE EFFECT OF THAT IS IN THE COMING SLIDES.

IF WE COULD GO TO SLIDE SEVEN, THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY TO, UH, VISION HOW, UH, VISUALIZE HOW WE'RE USING, UH, THE VARIOUS, UM, REVENUE SOURCES.

AND SO I'LL JUST, UH, ALLOW YOU ALL TO ABSORB THAT JUST FOR A SECOND BEFORE WE MOVE ON.

UH, AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S A DECREASE IN THE PARKING FUND REVENUE, THAT'S REALLY DUE TO THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS.

WE'RE SEEING PARKING RETURN JUST A LITTLE BIT RIGHT NOW.

UH, AND WE WOULD EXPECT, UH, THROUGH THIS SUMMER TO SEE ADDITIONAL PARKING DEMAND START TO PICK BACK UP, UM, BUT IT IS VERY SLOW AND WE WILL SEE IF THERE'S ADDITIONAL COVID, UM, UH, PEAKS IN THE PANDEMIC AND THAT MAY IN FACT AFFECT REVENUE, UM, AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

ALL RIGHT, IF WE CAN MOVE TO ON SLIDE EIGHT, YOU SEE THE EXPENDITURES, UH, EXPECTED IN FYI 21 AND FYI 21 WILL HAVE A TOTAL OF 326 FULL TIME POSITIONS, UH, EMPLOYED WITHIN AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

OUR GOAL IS REALLY TO MAINTAIN CONSISTENT LEVELS OF SERVICE WITH PROJECT REVENUE, UH, OVER THE NEXT YEAR.

UH, AND THAT INCLUDES 850,000 FOR ENFORCEMENT ENVISIONED ZERO TO, UH, EXPAND SPEED ENFORCEMENT AND TRAFFIC SAFETY ENFORCEMENT, UH, AND IN 400,000 IN SPEED MANAGEMENT AND INTERSECTION SAFETY, UH, YOU MAY HAVE HEARD AT THIS LAST COUNCIL MEETING, UM, WE WERE SUCCESSFULLY, UH, WE SUCCESSFULLY GAINED APPROVAL FROM COUNCIL IN MODIFYING SPEED LIMITS ON MANY STREETS ACROSS THE CITY.

AND SO THAT WILL REALLY BE A FOCUS OF OUR ENFORCEMENT AND EDUCATION EFFORTS OVER THE NEXT YEAR, AS WE START TO THINK ABOUT HOW TO ROLL, UH, THE SIGNAGE OUT THAT THEN ESTABLISHES THOSE, UH, SPEED LIMITS.

UM, IN MANY PARTS OF OUR CITY, WE COULD GO TO SLIDE NINE.

THIS IS THE SLIDE THAT I REALLY WANTED TO SHOW YOU AS TO WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING WITH OUR, OUR, UM, UM, BUTTONS.

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UM, YOU CAN SEE TWO DIFFERENT YEARS, UM, OR, OR THE VARIOUS YEARS THROUGH 2025.

UM, YOU SEE TOTAL REQUIREMENTS VERSUS TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS, CERTAINLY REQUIREMENTS EXCEED AVAILABLE FUNDS IN THAT FY 20, THE ORANGE LINE THERE SHOWS YOU WHAT WE'RE DOING TO THE BALANCE.

AND SO FOR THE FIRST TIME, SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE FOR 11 YEARS, WE ARE REALLY DRAWING DOWN ON OUR FUND BALANCE.

AND SO, UH, THAT LINE GOES TO, UH, UH, TO THE BOTTOM OF THE GRAPH THERE.

AND REALLY WHAT'S THAT SHOWING IS THAT WE ARE PULLING MONEY OUT OF OUR FUND BALANCE THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO CARRY FROM YEAR TO YEAR.

UH, IT IS A GOOD THING THAT WE HAD THAT FUND BALANCE BECAUSE THAT IS REALLY MAKING UP THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT WE ANTICIPATE TO BRING INTO THE DEPARTMENT IN TERMS OF REVENUE VERSUS THE EXPENDITURES.

AND SO, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'RE STILL PLANNING ON GROWING IN TERMS OF BUDGET BETWEEN NOW AND 2025, BUT PERHAPS IT WILL BE SLOWER THAN WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN THE PAST.

IF WE COULD GO TO CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS, THAT'S SLIDE NUMBER 10, WHAT SLIDE NUMBER 10? IT IS ONE OF OUR BRIGHT SPOTS.

YOU'LL SEE AN FYI 20, OUR SPINNING PLAN WAS 60 MILLION.

AND IN FY 21, WE DOUBLE THAT.

AND SO WE ARE STARTING TO GET INTO THE HEAVY LIFT OF THE QUARTER PLANS, AS WELL AS THE OTHER MULTI MODAL, UH, INVESTMENTS THAT WE ARE MAKING THROUGH THE 2016 BOND.

AND SO, AS YOU, UH, EVEN AS WE STRUGGLE IN OUR OPERATING BUDGETS, YOU'LL SEE OUR CAPITAL BUDGETS ARE EXPANDING.

AND SO THIS REALLY IS, UH, WHERE WE WILL BE MAKING SOME MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

UH, IT INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM SPEED MANAGEMENT ENVISIONS, ZERO SAFETY INTERSECTIONS, UM, TO CAMPO GRANT PROGRAMS. SOME OF THOSE WERE CUT, UM, UH, TO MAKE FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR , BUT WE STILL HAVE VERY HEALTHY BUDGETS FROM CAMPO GRANTS AND OTHER SOURCES.

AND WE WILL REALLY BEGIN TO SPEND THE 2016 AND 2018 BOND, UH, FUNDING AS WE MOVE INTO, UH, THE START OF REALLY THE AGGRESSIVE CONSTRUCTION FOR NOT JUST THE QUARTER PLANS, BUT STILL REMEMBER, WE'RE STILL BUILDING OUT THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM AND SO FORTH.

IF WE CAN GO TO SLIDE 11, THIS IS MY LAST SLIDE, AND I KNOW I'VE BEEN TALKING, SO I'LL STOP AND GIVE YOU GUYS A CHANCE TO TALK.

THIS IS REALLY OUR CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS.

UH, WHAT YOU SEE IS FYI 21 THROUGH 25 SPINNING PLANS, INCLUDING THE QUARTER PROGRAM SPINNING AND OTHER PROJECTS.

UH, THOSE OTHER PROJECTS INCLUDE TRAFFIC SIGNAL PRIORITIZATION TO MAKE IT OF COURSE EASIER AND SAFER FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND CITIZENS TO GET THROUGH OUR SYSTEM, A SPEED MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, REALLY THE ROLLOUT OF THE NEW SPEED LIMITS WAS THE FIRST PIECE OF THAT SPEED MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

AND REALLY BUILDING ON THAT WITH CAPITAL PROJECTS, A VISION ZERO INTERSECTION PROJECTS, UH, AS I SAID, THE 2018 BOND, UH, FUNDING FOR PEDESTRIAN CROSSING PROGRAM, THAT'S 29 SIGNALIZED CROSSING ITS, UH, INTERSECTIONS, UH, COORDINATING WITH CAP METRO TO IMPROVE TRANSIT CONNECTIONS, TRANSIT PRIORITY, UH, PROJECTS TO IMPROVE TRANSIT SERVICE CITYWIDE, A LOCAL MOBILITY PROGRAM FOR BIKE PROJECTS AND SHARED USE PATHWAYS FOCUSED ON ALL AGES AND ABILITIES THROUGH THE 2016 BONDS AND THEN INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. I DO WANT TO POINT OUT IT LOOKS LIKE THAT BETWEEN AND , THERE'S SORT OF THIS, UH, STEEP DROPOFF IN CAPITAL SPENDING.

UM, YOU SHOULD EXPECT THAT IN THE LAST YEAR OF ANY SORT OF CAPITAL FUNDING PROGRAM, UH, WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROBABLY ADD PROJECTS FOR THAT ARE NOT FULLY ON OUR RADAR SYSTEM YET, BUT THAT IS ALSO SORT OF WHERE SOME OF THE LOCAL MOBILITY FUNDING FROM THE 2016 BOND STARTS TO DROP OFF.

BUT I WOULD EXPECT THE SPENDING FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS CIP IN 2025, AS WE MOVE FORWARD ANNUALLY NEXT YEAR, THAT NUMBER MAY INCREASE AS WE HAVE A BETTER VIEW OF WHAT GRANTS OR SO FORTH MAY BE COMING AVAILABLE FOR OUR .

SO THINK OF THAT AS A BUCKET, WE JUST HAVEN'T FULLY FILLED YET.

SO THAT'S REALLY THE ATD 2021 BUDGET THAT I WANTED TO PRESENT TO YOU.

UM, YOU KNOW, IN SUMMARY, YOU SHOULD ANTICIPATE THAT WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO FOR NEXT YEAR IS, IS SORT, SORTA KEEP THE SHIP FLOATING FORWARD.

UM, YOU KNOW, KEEP THE PROGRAM, EVEN THOUGH FUNDING IS EXPANDING, UH, REVENUES EXPANDING.

WE'RE REALLY, THAT'S JUST TO KEEP, UM, UH, UP TO, AND EVEN WITH WHAT WE'RE ACHIEVING THIS YEAR OR A LITTLE BIT MORE

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IN SOME CASES, AND THAT WILL BE TRUE THROUGH AND THEN START TO SEE GROWTH AGAIN IN FYI 22, UM, WITH THE CAVEAT THAT OUR CAPITAL PROGRAM WILL BE DRAMATICALLY EXPANDING NEXT YEAR IN TERMS OF FUNDING SHOULD EXPECT DOUBLING AS WE GO FORWARD.

SO WITH THAT, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS WITH ATD BEFORE? UM, MY COLLEAGUE RICHARD STARTS WITH PUBLIC WORKS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, DIRECTOR SPILLER.

THAT WAS SUPER USEFUL.

I DO SEE AT LEAST ONE HAND SO FAR.

I JUST KNOW WHERE THE GRADE, SORRY.

I HAD TO WAKE UP MY UNMUTE.

UM, A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

ONE, I THINK THAT THE SLIDESHOW THAT YOU JUST WENT THROUGH MUST HAVE BEEN A FURTHER ITERATION OF THE ONE THAT WE WERE SENT.

SO I'D REALLY LOVE TO SEE THE ONE YOU JUST USED.

BUT ONE OTHER QUESTION I HAD IS IN ALL THE SLIDES THAT, UH, PRESENT INFORMATION ON THE FIVE YEAR FORECAST, DOES THAT REFLECT THE NEW STEEP, THE NEW STREET IMPACT FEE? UM, NO, MA'AM, IT DOES NOT.

I DO NOT BELIEVE IT DOES RIGHT NOW.

AND THANK YOU FOR ASKING ABOUT THAT.

I DO NOT BELIEVE WE'VE INCLUDED THE STREET IMPACT THE UNTIL, UH, THAT'S PAST ASSUMING IT'S PAST THAT THE YEAR THERE'LL BE ONE YEAR BEFORE THOSE FEES ARE COLLECTED.

NOW, REMEMBER THE STREET IMPACT FEE CAN ALSO PAY BACK OUR DEBT SERVICE.

SO SOME OF THESE PROJECTS THAT ARE, ARE PLANNED AND BEING USED, UH, USING, UM, UH, CAPITAL FUNDS, UH, WE CAN ALSO USE SOME OF THOSE, UM, UH, STREET IMPACT FEES TO PAY US BACK IF IT'S WITHIN THE TIMEFRAME.

UM, SO, SO I GUESS MY, LET ME AMEND MY ANSWER.

YES AND NO.

UM, THANKS.

BUT THANK YOU FOR THAT, THAT QUESTION.

I WOULD EXPECT THAT ONCE WE ACTUALLY GET THE STREET IMPACT FEE APPROVED, THAT THAT WILL OPEN UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND SOME OF THESE CAPITAL BUDGETS IN OUT.

HERES KNOWING THAT IT'S A YEAR OUT FROM THE TIME OF PASSAGE BEFORE WE ACTUALLY START BLACKING.

OKAY.

UM, I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER HANDS, BUT I HAVE A QUESTION AS WELL.

UH, DIRECTOR SPELLER, THERE WAS, UH, ONE OF THE CHARTS THAT THINGS BE EIGHT SHOWED THE SIGNIFICANT DIPPING LINE, UM, WHICH IT REFLECTS THE REDUCTION IN REVENUES.

UH, SO I GUESS THE FIRST PART IS, UH, THANKS FOR HAVING A RAINY DAY FUND.

IT IS GOOD TO KNOW THAT SOME ORGANIZATIONS DO THAT AND THEY CAN ACTUALLY USE IT.

A QUESTION WOULD BE IS HOW FAR CAN THAT LINE DIP, UM, HOW, HOW MUCH OF THE RAINY DAY FUND IS BEING USED? IS IT, I PERCENT, THE 2% IS HOW COMFORTABLE ARE Y'ALL TO TODAY.

YOU CAN, YOU CAN ABSORB THE LOSSES.

OH, THANKS.

OKAY.

SO A COUPLE OF THINGS, SO THAT'S SLIDE NUMBER NINE, IF YOU COULD GO BACK TO IT.

UM, THAT ACTUALLY IS A BALANCED CHANGE.

AND SO THAT'S THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE.

SO WE'RE DRAWING DOWN AND I'VE GOT MY BUDGET, UM, MANAGER ON BOARD, PEGGY MCCALLUM, AND MAYBE YOU CAN EXPAND ON THAT.

THAT'S ACTUALLY WHERE WE'RE DRAWING DOWN ABOUT 20%.

UM, BUT, BUT WE'LL BASICALLY EXHAUST OUR, OUR FUND BALANCE OVER THE NEXT, THIS YEAR AND NEXT YEAR.

UH, AND THAT'S OKAY BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, PRIOR TO THIS YEAR, I'VE ALWAYS KIND OF CAVALIERLY SAID WE DON'T HAVE PARKING EMERGENCY, SO WE'VE TRIED TO SPEND AS MUCH OF THAT AS POSSIBLE, BUT WE'VE ALWAYS CARRIED A FUN BALANCE.

AND SO THANK GOODNESS WE HAD IT CAUSE WE'RE ABLE TO USE IT THIS YEAR.

PEGGY, CAN YOU ELABORATE ON THAT PLEASE? YES.

UM, THIS IS PEGGING ACCOUNTANT'S CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AT AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION.

UM, WE ARE USING OUR SIGNIFICANT FUND BALANCE IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN CONSISTENT LEVELS.

AND THAT WAS REALLY OUR STRATEGY FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE ECONOMIC SHUTDOWN AT THE BEGINNING OF MARCH WAS WE WANTED TO BE ABLE TO CONSISTENTLY PROVIDE SERVICE LEVELS FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND, UM, WE HAD THE ABILITY TO DO THAT WITH THAT FUND BALLOT.

THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE'RE DEFERRING OR, UM, FOR FUTURE YEARS, BECAUSE WE ARE POSITIVE THAT THE ECONOMY WILL START TO COME BACK, UH, AFTER WE HAVE A VACCINE, BUT CORNELL, THIS WILL KEEP US ON A STEADY COURSE IN ORDER TO PROVIDE, UM, SERVICE LEVEL TO KEEP AUSTIN MOVING.

RIGHT.

AND SO JUST TO ELABORATE, I AM PRETTY CONFIDENT THROUGH FYI 21 AND WE HAVE A POSITIVE FUND BALANCE AND FYI 22 UNDER OUR CURRENT PLAN IN 23.

UM, SO RIGHT NOW I, I THINK WE'LL BE FINE UNDER THIS PLAN.

UH, OF COURSE IF THE ECONOMY CHANGES OR IF, UM, COVID LASTS LONGER THAN WE'LL MAKE DIFFERENT PLANS

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THEN, BUT WE'RE BEING SUPER CAUTIOUS RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF EXPANDING OR NEW PROGRAMS. AND SO, UM, REST ASSURED WE'RE, WE'RE PRETTY GOOD WITH THAT, BUT THAT ORANGE LINE, JUST TO VERIFY, IT'S NOT, IT'S NOT THE WHOLE NUMBERS DOWN TO ZERO.

IT'S THE PERCENTAGES.

YEAH.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

ONE MORE QUESTION.

UM, IT'S I THINK THE NEXT SLIDE WHERE THE, UH, IF WE'RE 25 DROPS DOWN, WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE BUCKET, NOT BIG, OH, MAYBE SLIDE NUMBER 11, BY THE WAY, CPMS COULD BRING IT UP.

THERE YOU GO.

SLIDE NUMBER 11.

SO, UM, I KNOW THERE'S BEEN SOME, A BIT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW FUNDS SHOULD A PROJECT CONNECT, UM, BOND COME AND BE SUCCESSFUL.

IS THERE A PLAN FOR HOW THE CITY OF AUSTIN DOES THAT? DOES ATD PLAY A ROLE IN THE, YOU KNOW, THE CAPITAL EXPENDITURES THAT WOULD COME ALONG WITH THAT? IS THAT PARTLY WHAT MIGHT FILL UP THIS BUCKET IN 25 OR 2,600? RIGHT.

UM, YOU KNOW, THAT'S STILL, I THINK IT SHOULD BE PLANNED.

UH, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THAT PROJECT WOULD BE DEPLOYED, UH, UNDER A, UH, PUBLIC CORPORATION, IF THAT'S THE CORRECT WORD.

AND SO I, I WOULD THINK THAT IT WOULD BE A SEPARATE BUDGET FROM A TDS BUDGET.

UM, BUT, UH, WE'LL CERTAINLY WAIT TO FIND OUT HOW THAT, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW IF THERE WOULD BE SOME PROJECTS THAT THEY WOULD ASK US TO BUILD AND THEREFORE BECOME A CAPITAL PROJECT ON OUR BUDGET LINE OR IF THAT WOULD BE TRACKED SEPARATELY.

UH, BUT THAT IS ANOTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITY.

UH, BUT JUST LIKE, UM, YOU KNOW, I MEAN THERE ARE DIFFERENT AGENCY AND THEORETICALLY THE PUBLIC CORPORATION WOULD BE TREATED AS A SEPARATE AGENCY FROM A, YOU KNOW, UH, THE CITY.

AND SO IT WOULD HAVE, I WOULD PRESUME IT WOULD TRACK ITS BUDGET SEPARATELY.

UM, BUT GOING BACK TO THE STREET IMPACT FEE AND SOME OF THOSE ELEMENTS, I THINK THOSE WILL DEFINITELY BUMP UP 20, 25.

UM, YOU KNOW, MY COMMENT ABOUT 2025, IT ABSOLUTELY IS, IS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF WHAT THAT FULL BUCKET WILL BE WHEN WE GET TO 2025.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

THAT MAKES SENSE TO ME.

UM, ARE THERE ANYONE ELSE, A HANDSY ALEX, OR YOU'D HAVE TO SPEAK UP OR DAVIS, ANY OTHER COMMENTS? OKAY.

UM, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING TOLERANCE.

THIS IS A VERY HARD FORMAT PRESENTED, SO THANK YOU.

YEAH.

IT IS HARDER TO SPEAK TO SEE WHEN PEOPLE ARE STOPPING AND YOU SHOULD START AND THAT WHOLE THING.

UM, OKAY, WELL, THIS IS LISTED FOR THIS.

LET'S SEE.

YES.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION.

IS THERE ANYBODY WITH A PROPOSED ACTION OR ARE WE READY? STILL NEED TO HEAR FROM PUBLIC WORKS.

OH, THAT'S RIGHT.

THAT'S TRUE.

YEAH.

THERE'S AN ATTACHMENT FOR PUBLIC WORKS.

OKAY.

WELL THEN I THINK THAT'S, IT'S MOVE ON TOP OF WORK.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSION MEMBERS.

UH, THIS IS RICHARD MENDOZA DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, AND I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH A BRIEF SLIDE OF OUR PROPOSAL.

THAT'S LIKE 20, 21 BUDGET.

I NEED TO KNOW WHAT ITEM WE ARE ON TO PULL THAT PRESENTATION.

IS THIS ITEM C AND THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT IS LISTED AS ITEM TO BE CAN Y'ALL LET ME KNOW WHEN THE PRESENTATION IS UP YOUR SCREEN.

YES.

OKAY.

CONTINUE.

OKAY.

YOU ONLY TO BE, I HAVE WAS THE BUDGET PROPOSED IS A, IS IT ATTACHED TO THE SAME PRESENTATION? THAT'S THE ONLY TWO V I HAVE I'M ON THE CITY WEBSITE AND HE'S LOOK AT THE AGENDA ITEMS. THERE IS A BACKUP I, I SENT, UM, I SENT IT, I HAVE DOWNLOADED EVERYTHING YOU SENT.

I HAVE ONE TOO.

DO YOU WANT ME TO RE PULL UP THE, YEAH, IT SAID THAT IT WAS LABELED ITEM TWO BP WD WHAT DOES THE FIRST SLIDE SAY? BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF NAMES ON THESE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

THAT'S LIKE 20, 21 PROPOSED BUDGET,

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UTC PRESENTATION, F Y 21 PROPOSED PWD.

THE NAME OF THE FILE.

WELL, I MEAN, I RENAMED IT AND I, YEAH, I SENT IT TO THE CLERK YESTERDAY INTO THE, TO THE CTM AT A RESOURCE ACCOUNT AT THREE 41.

YOU CAN CONTINUE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, THIS IS RICHARD MENDOZA.

AGAIN, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS.

I'M ALSO JOINED BY MY FINANCE MANAGER, CHRISTIE FENTON.

UH, IF WE CAN GO TO SLIDE NUMBER TWO, IT'S TITLED DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW.

SO THE MISSION OF PUBLIC WORKS IS TO WE BUILD AND MAINTAIN, MAINTAIN A BETTER COMMUNITY BY DELIVERING SERVICES TO EVERY CORNER OF AUSTIN, UH, DOWN THE LEFT OF THE SLIDE, YOU CAN SEE OUR MAJOR SERVICE AREAS.

UM, WE PROVIDE TOTAL WORKS, UH, SERVICES TO CRITICAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE AREAS OF BRIDGE MAINTENANCE, OF COURSE, RIGHT AWAY, MAINTENANCE, SIDEWALK, STREET, PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE STREET REPAIRS.

UH, WE ALSO HAVE SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISIONS ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SLIDE.

YOU CAN SEE A TABLE OF OUR KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS.

THESE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS HAVE RECENTLY, UM, BEING ALIGNED TO THE NEW STRATEGIC DIRECTION, 2023.

AND WE'VE ALSO USED THEM TO DEVELOP OUR DEPARTMENTS, UH, MISSIONS AND GOALS AND PRIORITIES.

UH, SO YOU CAN JUST, UH, PERUSE THAT INFORMATION ON THE RIGHT WHERE THE Y 19, THE ACTUAL MEASURES ARE, UH, WHERE WE ESTIMATE WE'LL FINISH UP LIKE 20 AND THEN OUR PROJECTED GOAL FOR F Y 21, AND THEN COVER A RANGE OF OUR SERVICES, OF COURSE, FROM CONDITION OF OUR STREET NETWORK, TO THE PERCENT OF OUR CAP CAPITAL PROJECTS, UH, WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY THAT WE COORDINATE ACROSS ALL DEPARTMENTS, AS WELL AS OUR PERCENT OF VARIANCE FOR OUR, UH, BUDGET PERFORMANCE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

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IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS BITE NUMBER THREE, PLEASE SLIDE NUMBER THREE IS TITLED COUNCIL PRIORITY OUTCOME.

AGAIN, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS IS ALIGNED AROUND TWO PRIMARY COUNCIL PRIORITY OUTCOMES.

THEY ARE THE MOBILITY GROUP, AND THAT'S PRIMARILY THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE THROUGH THE TRANSPORTATION USER FEE THROUGH OUR STREET AND BRIDGE OPERATIONS DIVISION.

THAT'S OUR LARGEST DIVISION, BUT WE ALSO ALIGN WITHIN GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS FOR ALL.

AND THE PRIMARY, UM, GROUP WITHIN PUBLIC WORKS THAT SUPPORTS THAT OUTCOME IS OUR, UH, CAPITAL DELIVERY GROUP THAT DELIVERS CIP PROJECTS, UH, FOR ALL THE ENTERPRISE DEPARTMENTS AND GENERAL FUND DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

UH, WE HAVE A VERY SMALL PORTION OF PUBLIC WORKS RESPONSIBILITIES AND, AND FUNCTIONALITY THAT ALIGNS TO THE HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT OUTCOMES, NAMELY THE CHILD SAFETY FUND, AND SOME PORTIONS OF THE URBAN TRAILS NETWORK THAT PROMOTES ACTIVE LIFESTYLE AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

YOU CAN SEE IN THIS SLIDE THAT WE HAVE WORKED, UH, WITHIN THESE TWO, UH, COUNCIL PARTY OUTCOME PARAMETERS TO DEFINE KEY GOALS, UH, FOR OUR DEPARTMENT TO ENSURE WE STAY IN ALIGNMENT.

AND THIS IS IMPORTANT OF COURSE, BECAUSE WE'RE STARTING TO MOVE IN OUR DEPARTMENT FOR J FRAMEWORK OF DEVELOPING OUR BUDGET AROUND, UH, RESULTS AND AROUND OUTCOMES DIRECTLY TIED TO THE COUNCIL PRIORITY OUTCOMES VERSUS THE OLD WAY OF DOING BASELINE.

BUT FIVE NUMBER FOUR, THIS TITLED BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS.

THIS IS A BROAD OVERVIEW OF OUR FYI 2021 PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET.

AND, UH, OVERALL OUR PROPOSED BUDGET IS 130 POINT $1 MILLION.

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THAT'S ACROSS ALL THREE MAJOR FUNDS, THE TRANSPORTATION USER, THE FUND, THE CAPITAL PROJECTS MANAGEMENT FUND AND THE CHILD SAFETY FUND.

UH, THAT'S AN INCREASE OVER OF ABOUT $5 MILLION FOR ABOUT 4%.

UH, WE HAVE REALLY THRIVED THIS YEAR FOR 21 TO BE VERY CONSERVATIVE IN OUR PLANNED, UH, OPERATING BUDGETS, SPENDING WITH THE GOAL OF MAINTAINING CURRENT LEVELS OF SERVICE FLAT, GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY OF COURSE, OF THE CURRENT, UH, FINANCIAL CONDITION AS A RESULT OF, UH, OF THE, UH, COVID-19, UH, PANDEMIC EXPERIENCE.

UH, WE DO HAVE NOMINAL NEW INVESTMENTS OF 1.7 MILLION IN THERE, AND THOSE REPRESENT INVESTMENTS PRIMARILY, UH, ON TWO AREAS.

AND ONE AREA IS 1.1 MILLION TO COMPLETE ALREADY ONGOING IMPROVEMENTS TO SOME OF OUR PUBLIC WORKS FACILITIES.

AND THESE ARE NAMELY IN THE SERVICE CENTERS THAT HOUSE, OUR STREET AND BRIDGE OPERATIONS.

THIS IS THE BASE OF OPERATIONS FOR STREET MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL FOR SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE, PERSONNEL, BRIDGE MAINTENANCE, RIGHT AWAY MAINTENANCE.

MANY OF THOSE FACILITIES ARE VERY, VERY DATED AND THEY'VE BEEN LONG OVERDUE, UH, FOR MONETIZATION AND, UH, UPGRADES TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF OUR FRONTLINE EMPLOYEES.

AND THEN ALSO WE'VE INCLUDED AND RETAIN ABOUT 600,000 THAT WILL PAY FOR THE UPDATE TO THE URBAN TRAILS AND SIDEWALK COMPREHENSIVE PLANS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY PRESENTED, UH, TO COMMISSION.

SO OVERALL, VERY CONSERVATIVE, UH, FORECASTS WILL PUBLIC WORK.

AND YOU CAN SEE IN THIS GRAPH FIVE YEAR OUTLOOK HAS A VERY FLAT, UH, ANTICIPATED INCREASE IN THE EXPENDITURES, UH, AS WELL AS WE ARE ANTICIPATING AGAIN, A DROPOFF IN CAPITAL SPENDING, AS WE APPROACH THE COMPLETION OF THE BOND FUNDED, NAMELY 2016 AND 2018 BOND FUNDED PROGRAMS FOR PUBLIC WORKS.

THESE ARE THE SIDEWALK PROGRAMS. THEY CROSS THE SCHOOL PROGRAMS, SUBSTANDARD STREETS, UH, PROGRAMS AND STREET REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS, NAMELY.

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