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UM,

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I WILL, UM,

[1. Certification of Quorum – Quorum requirement is 11 members....................................................................................................... Commissioner Cynthia Long, Chair]

CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER AT TWO OH FOUR AND WE ARE STILL HOLDING OUR VI MEETINGS REMOTELY, UM, ONLINE AND BY PHONE, UH, BASED UPON THE DECLARED, UM, EMERGENCY ORDERS, UM, BY THE GOVERNOR.

AND, UM, WE I'LL READ THROUGH REALLY QUICKLY AND, UM, UH, WE'LL DO A ROLL CALL, UH, SOMETHING ALONG PRESENT.

I'VE SEEN, UH, AN KITCHEN MAYOR, ADLER, COUNCILMEMBER ALTAR, COMMISSIONER BECKETT, COMMISSIONER DARDY, JUDGE BECKA.

WELCOME.

UM, TUCKER FERGUSON.

UM, I HAVE NOT SEEN JIMMY FLANNIGAN YET, OR YOU HEAR COUNCILMEMBER? FLAME.

OKAY.

WELCOME.

UM, WE HAVE KILLED SOMEONE.

MY INTERNET IS OUT, SO I HAVE TO BE ON THE PHONE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, WE HAVE COUNCIL MEMBER CANON FOR MAYOR HILL.

UM, MAYOR HOUSTON, COMMISSIONER JONES, COUNSEL BURMA TINEA.

MR. MITCHELL, MAYOR MORGAN, JUDGE OAKLEY, MAYOR ROSS COUNTY, UH, COMMISSIONER SHAY COMMISSIONER TERRIA COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN AND MAYOR VAN ARSDALE.

SO, UM, I THINK WE HAVE A FULL COMPLIMENT OF OUR POLICY BOARD TODAY.

SO, UM, WITH THAT WE, UH, WE HAVE, DO HAVE A QUORUM AND I HAVE TWO PEOPLE THAT HAVE

[2. Public CommentsIndividuals wishing to speak during Public Comments must contact the CAMPO office via email atTPBcomments@campotexas.org or call 512-215-9351 by 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 8, 2020. A call orconfirmation email will be sent with information on how to offer comments. Speakers must adhere to thethree (3) minute time limit.]

SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

AND, UM, IF YOU WOULD UNMUTE ROSALIND FIRST, WE'LL GIVE YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

THIS IS ROSALIND.

ARE YOU READY TO HEAR? CAN YOU HEAR ME? OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU CHAIR FOR SOME LONG AND MEMBERS OF THE CAMPO BOARD FOR ALLOWING US TO PUBLICLY COMMENT ON THE COMMUNITY IMPORTANCE OF PRESERVING OUR HISTORIC 150 YEAR OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY FARM THE ALEXANDER FARM IN CEMETERY, JUST SOUTH OF AUSTIN CITY LIMITS ON US.

ONE IN THREE, THE PROJECT THAT WILL AFFECT US IS TEXTILES US PUT ANY THREE FROM A STATE HIGHWAY 71 TO STATE HIGHWAY ONE 30 EXPANSION STUDY.

IT IS ALSO REFERENCED IN OTHER PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE PAGES OF THIS MEETING, WHICH ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION POLICIES WILL HAVE FUNDING DEFERRED FOR EXPANSION.

PLEASE KEEP THE UNIFIED HISTORICAL PRESERVATION SCENARIO OF CENTRAL TEXAS FRONT OF MIND RECOGNIZE SINCE 1977, IF TRAVIS COUNTY'S OLDEST BLACK OWNED FAMILY FARM, THE ALEXANDER FORM COMPLETES THE HISTORY OF MCKINNEY FALLS STATE PARK BY DEMISTIFYING WHOSE HANDS BRED AND TRAINED THE MCKINNEY THOROUGHBRED RACEHORSE ENTERPRISE THAT HELPS ON THE TEXAS REVOLUTION BUOYED BY GROUNDBREAKING DECADE LONG RESEARCH, THE ALEXANDER FARM AND OUR FAMILY PRESENTED HER DANIEL ALEXANDER STAND AS THE EMBODIMENT OF RACE HORSE MEN IN ANTEBELLUM CENTRAL TEXAS, THE ALEXANDER FARM SITE RETAINS NOT ONLY OUR ANCESTORS BODIES, BUT AN ANCIENT STANDING ROCK REMINDER OF THOROUGHBRED HORSE BREEDING, TRAINING AND RACING THAT CREATED A MIDDLECLASS OF SLAVERY FROM SKILLS THAT HAVE BEEN TRACED TO THE ARABIAN HORSE BREEDERS OF SENEGAL WEST AFRICA AND NORTHERN AFRICA.

AS UNDERTOLD AS IS DANIEL'S LIFE AS A THOROUGHBRED LEADER AT A TIME WHEN HIS SKILLS MAY 1ST WORD CELEBRITY LIKE NO OTHER HIS LIFE AS A PLANTER, DAIRY FARMER AND LANDOWNER WITH HIS WIFE, EMMA, WHY IS IT EVEN MORE DIVERSE AND THEREFORE BENEFICIAL MODEL FOR OUR MULTIRACIAL MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY CITY, STATE, AND NATION UNREST IN THIS COUNTRY THAT IS FOCUSED ON THE LACK OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND PARITY FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS HAS ITS ROOTS IN SLAVERY IS VILIFICATION OF OUR PEOPLE.

WE CONTEND THAT THE AFRICAN, EXCUSE ME, THE ALEXANDER FARM CAN SHED AND MUST CONTINUE TO STAND AS A PRE CIVIL WAR, TACTICAL, TANGIBLE PHYSICAL REPUTATION OF THE RACIAL TYPES AND BEHAVIORAL RESPONSE NORMS THAT ARE NOW BEING PROTESTED ON OUR NATION STREETS EVER IN THE SHADOW OF THE EXTINCT DORMANT VOLCANO THAT IS PILOT MOB.

THE ALEXANDER FARM ALSO STANDS AS A PLACE FOR ONGOING GEOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF 83 MILLION YEAR OLD EARTH FORMATIONS DATING FROM THE DINOSAUR AGE WHEN OUR FARM WAS THE BEACHFRONT OF TEXAS, ALI SAID TERRAINIAN VOLCANO.

AS THE ALEXANDER FAMILY CONTINUES TO EXPLORE OUR FARMS, ANCIENT DEAD ILLUSTRIOUS HISTORY.

OUR LAND LEGACY SIMPLY MUST NOT BE BULLDOZED OVER OR OTHERWISE OBLITERATED BY A HIGHWAY OR ANY OTHER MISGUIDED ENCROACHMENT.

AGAIN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION.

MADAM CHAIR, MAY I JUST ASK FOR A POINT OF INFORMATION AS TO WHICH PROJECT WOULD HARM THE ALEXANDER, UH, FARM? I'M NOT CLEAR ON WHICH ONE THAT IS.

IT'S THE U S

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ONE 83 SEVEN, EXCUSE ME.

YOU TECH SCOTT'S U S ONE 83 FROM A STATE HIGHWAY 71 TO STATE HIGHWAY ONE 30.

OKAY.

I WAS, I WAS TURN AND ANSWERING, SORRY.

AND, AND I WOULDN'T, THIS IS THE SECOND TIME WE'VE HAD A, UH, UH, A PUBLIC COMMENT ON THIS WITHOUT ANY RESPONSE, IT WOULD BE USEFUL TO JUST UNDERSTAND WHAT TEXTS, DOTS RESPONSES, AND HOW THEY VIEWED THIS.

IT SEEMS TO ME SUCH A HISTORICAL SITE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN SOME CONSIDERATION IN THE PROCESS COMMISSIONER.

THIS IS, THIS IS, THIS PROJECT IS NOT ONE OF THE ONES WE'LL BE MAKING A MAINTAIN DEFER DECISION ON TODAY.

IT'S IT'S IN THE STUDY PHASE AND ENVIRONMENTAL FIGURE AND STAGE.

AND HOW IS, IS NOT ONE OF THE ONES THAT WE'RE, WE HAVE FUNDED FOR CONSTRUCTION THAT WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT TODAY, BUT IT IS ONE THAT WE'VE, WE'VE HAD A TELECONFERENCE WITH, UH, WITH THE ALEXANDER FAMILY AND GOING THROUGH THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS AND, AND TAKING ALL THAT INTO CONSIDERATION.

WE'RE, WE'RE VERY WELL AWARE OF IT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT UPDATE.

AND I'LL JUST SAY FOR THE RECORD, UM, IF, IF, IF THE PLAN ULTIMATELY GOES THROUGH THIS FARM AND, AND DESTROYS SOME OF IT, I WILL NOT BE SUPPORTING IT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT INFORMATION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, KELLY DAVIS, YOU ARE NEXT SALLY DAVIS.

I'M GOOD AFTERNOON.

COMMISSIONER KELLY DAVIS.

I'M A STAFF ATTORNEY WITH SAVE OUR SPRINGS ALLIANCE.

AND I JUST WANTED TO COMMENT, UH, ON THE CHANGE IN, UM, THE MEETING TIME FROM 6:00 PM TO 2:00 PM ON MONDAYS.

UM, YOU KNOW, I HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THAT, UH, CAUSE I DO BELIEVE IN, I HOPE THAT, UM, HAVING THE MEETINGS EARLIER IN THE DAY, UH, WILL ENGENDER MORE ROBUST DELIBERATIONS.

YOU KNOW, IF PEOPLE ARE NOT, UM, AS, AS TIRED AND, BUT I, I DO WORRY ABOUT THE OP OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE, UH, THAT THEY CAN'T LEAVE THEIR JOB IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORK DAY TO GIVE THEIR COMMENTS TO CAMPO.

AND SO I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE THE POLICY BOARD TO ADOPT A POLICY THAT ALLOWS THE PUBLIC TO CONTINUE TO GIVE PUBLIC COMMENT, UM, BY PHONE OR BY VIDEO CONFERENCING EVEN AFTER, UM, PHYSICAL MEETINGS START AGAIN.

UM, SO I THINK IT'S, IT'S A BIG COUNTY AREA.

IT'S SIX COUNTIES AND, UM, NOT EVERYONE CAN, CAN TRAVEL ALL THIS WAY.

AND THAT WAS TRUE, YOU KNOW, WHEN THE MEETINGS WERE AT 6:00 PM.

UM, BUT I THINK THAT ESPECIALLY NOW, IF, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU JUST TRIED IT AS A PILOT PROGRAM AND IF IT GOT TOO DISRUPTIVE OR THERE WERE TOO MANY COMMENTS, YOU KNOW, SCALING IT BACK, BUT, UM, GOING FORWARD, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THOSE, UH, ALTERNATIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT TO CONTINUE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. DAVIS.

UM, SO WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER THREE.

UM, WE ARE AS I'M ANNOUNCEMENTS, UH, WE DISCUSSED THIS A COUPLE TIMES IN .

I SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.

UM, MS. JOSEPH, I HAVE YOU DOWN ON ITEM NUMBER FIVE FOR, UH, THE AGENDA MINUTES AND THE EMAIL SAYS PUBLIC COMMENT, MADAM CHAIR, AND IT LISTED THE AGENDA ITEMS AS WELL.

OKAY.

SO DO YOU WISH TO SPEAK ON BOTH OF THOSE OR JUST PUBLIC COMMENTS? WELL, ARE YOU JUST LETTING US SPEAK ONCE TODAY? MADAM CHAIR? NO, I'M JUST TRYING TO CLARIFY IT IN MY NOTES.

I'LL SPEAK ON BOTH THE COMMENTS THAT I WANTED TO MAKE IN PUBLIC COMMENT RELATE TO PROJECT CONNECT, WHICH IS NOT ON YOUR AGENDA.

OKAY.

UM, GO AHEAD AND START.

YOU'VE GOT THREE MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR, BOARD MEMBERS.

I'M ZENOBIA JOSEPH.

MY COMMENTS ARE SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO PROJECT CONNECT AND I WOULD ASK YOU TO RECOGNIZE GEORGE FLOYD TODAY AS THE PUBLIC VIEWING IS ONGOING SPECIFICALLY, I WANTED TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION

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TO THE FEDERAL FUNDING JOBS AND TITLE SIX OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, BECAUSE THE JOINT MEETING IS ACTUALLY THIS WEDNESDAY BETWEEN CAPITAL METRO AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

I WATCHED ONE OF THE VIDEOS FROM JULY 16TH, 2019.

IT WAS A CAPITAL INVESTMENT GRANT PROGRAM OVERSIGHT HEARING AND CONGRESSWOMAN ELEANOR CARTON.

HOLMES NORTON ASKED THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION ABOUT THE PROJECT INCREASE OF 112%, BUT THEY REQUESTED A BUDGET CUT OF 40%.

IN OTHER WORDS, THE FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 20 BUDGET WAS ONLY ONE POINT $5 BILLION, BUT THE PROJECTS INCREASED FROM 25 TO 53, THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND CAPITAL METRO WANTS THE TAXPAYERS IN AUSTIN AND REGIONALLY TO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY'RE GOING TO TRY TO ASK FOR 50% OF PROJECT CONNECT FROM THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION.

AND I WOULD JUST ASK THE REGION TO RECOGNIZE THAT THAT'S A FORCE.

IF YOU LOOK AT THAT HEARING FOR YOURSELF, YOU'LL RECOGNIZE THAT MANY OF THE PROJECTS I'VE ONLY BEEN FUNDED AT 40% OR LESS, AND THAT CONGRESS WAS ACTUALLY ASKING FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, WHY THEY DON'T GO UP TO 50%.

I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND AS WELL THAT THE RESOLUTION FOR WEDNESDAY'S HEARING ACTUALLY TALKS ABOUT PROJECT CONNECT, VISION PLAN, GENERATING 20,000 JOBS FOR 1 BILLION SPENT.

I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT THESE 200,000 NEW JOBS AS A FORCE AS WELL, THE TEST IS ENTERPRISE ZONES HAVE NO BUSES ON IN THE NORTH, NORTH EAST AUSTIN AREA APPLIED MATERIALS, SAMSUNG DOMAIN ST DAVID'S AND APPLE.

NONE OF THESE TEXAS ENTERPRISE ZONES HAVE A BUS.

YET.

WE ARE TOLD THAT VISION, THIS VISION PLAN IS SUPPOSED TO GENERATE 20,000 JOBS.

WE'RE NOT BUYING IT.

I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE MOST IMPACTED ARE THOSE THAT ARE AFRICAN AND SOME OF THE IMMIGRANTS THAT ARE NORTH OF NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER ARE NORTH OF US.

ONE 83.

THE RESOLUTION ALSO TALKS ABOUT THE DISPLACEMENT OF LOWER INCOME RESIDENTS.

I WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE THAT ON SAMSUNG PARTS OF THE EAST OF SAMSUNG, THERE'S A HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN PROPERTY.

SO IT'S NOT A DISPLACEMENT WITHIN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

WE HAVE 0.8 MILES WITH NO BUS STOP, BUT 51ST STREET, FOR EXAMPLE, IS THE LINE OF DEMARCATION.

IF THEY WOULD EXTEND THE BUS, THEY COULD REACH THE BLACK RESIDENTS, BUT INSTEAD THEY REMOVED THE BUS.

0.8 MILES WAS THE AMOUNT OF DISTANCE THAT PEOPLE WOULD HAVE TO WALK THE HISPANICS IN SOUTH AUSTIN FROM WILLIAM CANNON TO PEREZ ELEMENTARY AND COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN GOT A SCHOOL TRIP, OR THERE IS 0.8 MILES TO GET THE BUS ON FM NINE 69 TO THE BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD.

CRAIG, WOULD MY POINT IN TELLING YOU THIS MADAM CHAIR IS THAT THESE INEQUITIES AND THIS BLACK LIVES MATTER COULD BE ADDRESSED IN REAL TIME.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, MS. JOSEPH.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

OKAY.

WE WILL MOVE ON

[3. Chair Announcements …………………………………………. Commissioner Cynthia Long, Chaira. Permanent Time Change for Future Transportation Policy Board Meetings]

TO ITEM NUMBER THREE, WHICH IS CHAIR ANNOUNCEMENTS.

IF I COULD TURN MY TIMER OFF HERE.

SORRY.

UM, OKAY.

ITEM NUMBER THREE.

UM, WE HAVE BEEN MEETING AT TWO O'CLOCK AND, UH, CERTAINLY FOR OUR REMOTE MEETINGS, UM, WE'VE NEEDED TO DO THAT, UH, TO, UH, ACCOMMODATE THE TECHNOLOGY ISSUES AND MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE, UM, HAVE THAT ALL SET UP.

AND, UM, I AM GOING TO AT A FUTURE MEETING PROPOSED THAT WE PERMANENTLY SWITCHED TO TWO O'CLOCK.

UM, WE ARE, I THINK ONE OF THE REMAINING NPOS THAT STILL MEET IN THE EVENINGS.

MOST OF THE OTHERS MEET DURING THE DAY AND MOST OF OUR, UM, ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE BODIES.

I KNOW SOME OF THE CITY COUNCILS THOUGH, BUT, UM, SEVERAL OF THE CITY COUNCILS AS WELL AS THE FORT MEEKER ON THE DAY AS WELL.

SO, UM, THAT'S GOING TO BE MY PROPOSAL.

UH, AND, UM, WE, WE WILL, UM, VOTE ON THAT OFFICIALLY AT OUR NEXT MEETING, BUT I JUST WANTED TO PUT THAT OUT THERE.

UM, THE GENERAL FEEDBACK THAT I'VE HEARD FROM FOLKS IS THAT THEY LIKE, UM, THE EARLIER TIME, UM, IT'S DURING THE DAY, ARE WE ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT THIS OR IS THAT GOING TO BE AT THE NEXT MEETING? UM, YEAH, I MEAN, WE CAN, THERE'S NOT A, IT'S JUST KIND OF UNDER MY ANNOUNCEMENTS.

I MEAN, IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS, WE'RE NOT GOING TO VOTE ON THIS TODAY.

I MEAN, IF YOU HAVE ANY, MY ONLY COMMENT IS I DO LIKE DOING IT EARLIER THAN THE SIX, BUT FOR THOSE OF US THAT ARE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND HAVE OTHER JOBS THAT WE HAVE TO BE AT, UH, WE'RE UNLIKE THE COUNTY OFFICIALS.

SO THE CITY OF PIXELS, IT'S NOT A SALARY POSITION THAT IT BEING DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE WORKDAY IS IF THERE'S SOME WAY FOR US TO DO IT, LIKE IT, MAYBE I DON'T FOUR OR SOME, BUT IT MIGHT BE EASIER ON OUR EMPLOYERS.

THAT'S ALL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU YOUR LONG.

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YES.

UH, I, YOU KNOW, I SUPPORT BEING EARLIER.

UM, I, I DO THINK THAT WE DO NEED TO MAKE SURE, AND I KNOW I PROBABLY ARE DOING THIS ALREADY, BUT JUST THE COMMENTS ABOUT PEOPLE NOT BEING ABLE TO COME AND DO PUBLIC COMMENTS TO HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO DO IT THROUGH EITHER THROUGH THE VIDEO OR THROUGH THE PHONE.

I THINK THAT IS A, A GOOD IDEA TO MAKE SURE WE STILL HAVE THE PUBLIC COMMENT CAPABILITIES OF EITHER WAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, CHAIR AND KITCHEN.

CAN YOU, YES.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY I WANTED TO SECOND WHAT THE MAYOR MORGAN SAID.

I THINK IF THERE'S A WAY TO, UM, CONTINUE WITH DISSIPATION BY TELEPHONE, THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL TO OPENING THIS UP FOR FOLKS.

THANK YOU.

IF I HEARING NO OTHER COMMENTS, WE'LL MOVE ON

[4. Report from the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Chair……..…...………… Mr. Mike HodgeMr. Hodge will provide an overview of TAC discussion items and recommendations to the TransportationPolicy Board.]

TO ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

AND JUST BY WAY OF REMINDER, IF YOU'RE NOT SPEAKING, IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND MUTING YOUR MICROPHONE.

THANK YOU.

UM, WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER FOUR, REPORT FROM, I BELIEVE THE TAX VICE-CHAIR TODAY.

I THINK WE HAVE JULIA CLEARY ON TO GIVE US A REPORT.

YES.

UH, GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

UM, CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY? YES.

THANK YOU, JULIA.

THANK YOU.

I'M SO THE TECH MET ON MAY THE 18TH VIA WEBEX, WHERE WE HAD, UM, ONE ACTION ITEM IN ADDITION TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES, WHICH WAS THE RECOMMENDATION ON THE ADOPTION OF THE 2021 TO 2024, UH, TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM OR TIP, UM, WHICH THE TECH UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD FOR APPROVAL.

UM, ON THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE WERE SOME MISSING INFORMATION, UM, SPECIFICALLY IT DID NOT REFLECT THE PROJECTS THAT WE DEFERRED, UM, IN LIGHT OF THE CAPITOL EXPRESS FUNDING, WHICH YOU'RE DISCUSSING, UH, THIS AFTERNOON.

UM, THERE WERE A COUPLE OF, UH, ADDITIONALLY, UH, ADDITIONAL LOCALLY FUNDED PROJECTS, WHICH WERE UNDERGOING, UM, UH, VERIFICATION AT THAT STAGE, INCLUDING, UM, THE CTO, TOMMY, UH, BARTON SKYWAY AND THREE 60 OPERATIONAL RAMPING IMPROVEMENTS AND ALSO THEIR PERFORMANCE MEASURES ANALYSIS, UM, AT THAT TIME WAS NOT UNDERTAKEN, UM, BECAUSE THE FINAL, UH, LIST HAD NOT BEEN ADOPTED.

UM, AND WITH THAT, I'D BE HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU, JULIA.

I APPRECIATE IT.

WE'LL MOVE

[5. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on May 4, 2020 Meeting Minutes.................................................................................................................. Mr. Ashby Johnson, CAMPOMr. Johnson will present the May 4, 2020 meeting minutes and request Transportation Policy Boardapproval.]

ON TO ITEM NUMBER FIVE, WHICH IS THE, UM, MINUTES WE MISS.

UM, JOSEPH HAS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THE SIDE OF THIS.

JOSEPH, ARE YOU STILL THERE? JERRY? CAN YOU HEAR, THANK YOU.

MADAM CHAIR MEMBERS.

I'M ZENOBIA JOSEPH MADAM CHAIR.

I'M JUST CALLING YOUR ATTENTION TO PAGE EIGHT OF ONE 98 IN THE BACKUP MATERIALS WHERE IT HAS THE MINUTES.

IT HAS MY NAME, PRIVATE CITIZEN WHO OFFERED PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CAMPOS APPOINTMENTS TO THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD.

I WOULD LIKE THE WORD ON TO STATE AGAINST, BECAUSE AS IT'S WRITTEN, IT SHOWS THE BOARD, THEN IT SHOWS MY COMMENT FOLLOWING.

THEN IT HAS THE ACTUAL MOTION THAT WAS MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN, AND THEN COMMISSIONER TREVELYAN.

I DIDN'T SPEAK ON, I SPOKE AGAINST.

AND SO AS A TECHNICALITY ON USUALLY MEANS NEUTRAL, AND THAT WAS NOT WHAT MY POSITION WAS.

UM, SPECIFICALLY I WAS COMMENTING NOT TO BE LONG WINDED ABOUT CAP REMAP, REMAPPING, THE RACIST REGIONAL REMAP, WHICH UNDERGIRDS PROJECT CONNECT.

AND MY OPPOSITION WAS BASICALLY THAT THE CHAIRMAN ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THERE WERE DISPARATE IMPACTS IN THE EASTERN PART OF AUSTIN, BUT HE REFUSED TO REANALYZE THOSE ROUTES.

SO IF THE RECORD COULD REFLECT THAT, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

MADAM CHAIR, OAKLEY I'D MOVE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES, AND THAT WOULD BE CHANGED TO REFLECT THE POSITION REFLECTED SECOND OREGON.

OKAY.

THERE'S BEEN A MOTION BY JUDGE ERKELEY AND A SECOND BY MAYOR MORGAN.

I'M GOING TO DO THE REVERSE.

IS THERE ANYBODY AGAINST THE MOTION HEARING NONE? UM, THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FOR ITEM NUMBER FIVE, AND WE ARE GOING TO MOVE

[6. Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on Funding Related to IH-35........................................................................................................ CAMPO & TxDOT Austin DistrictCAMPO and TxDOT representatives will provide a briefing on the scenarios developed after the May 27,2020 TPB Workshop and request approval of a draft Program of Projects to meet the $633 million target.]

ON TO ITEM NUMBER SIX.

UM, I'M GONNA LET, UH, CAMPO AND TECH STOCK STAFF KIND OF PRESENT THIS.

AND THEN WE HAVE A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THE SIDE.

SO WHO WANTS

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TO GO FIRST ON ITEM NUMBER SIX, TEXTILE OR RYAN.

OKAY.

MR. COLLINS.

AND I'M GOING TO DEFER TO A VOICE MYERS FIRST TALK ABOUT THE PUBLIC OUTREACH THAT WE DID FOR, UH, BOTH THIS ITEM NUMBER SIX, AND THEN NUMBER SEVEN, AFTER THE TIP AND SPEAK ABOUT THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND THE, UH, ANY INFORMATION WHERE WE RECEIVED FROM THE PUBLIC ON THAT.

SO I'LL LET YOU TAKE IT AWAY.

THANK YOU, RYAN.

SO WE'VE GOT QUITE A BIT OF INFORMATION FOR THE TWO AGENDA ITEMS HERE.

SO THEY COMMUNITY OUTREACH COVERS BOTH OF THE AGENDA ITEMS, THE RELATED FUNDING, AND THEN ALSO THE 2021, 2020 FOR TED.

SO AS A REMINDER, THE 2021, 2024 TIP PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD, MARCH 20TH, AND WE EXTENDED THAT COMMENT PERIOD.

IT ACTUALLY JUST CLOSED LAST MONDAY, JUNE 1ST, THE ONLINE OPEN HOUSE INCLUDED PROJECT LISTS, THE DRAFT HAD DOCUMENT, IT INCLUDED A LINK TO SEND IN COMMENTS BY EMAIL.

AND THEN AS THAT MAINTAINED DEFER LIST WAS DEVELOPED, THAT WAS ALSO ADDED TO THE ONLINE OPEN HOUSE.

UM, AS WE'VE DISCUSSED OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, WE DID HAVE TO MODIFY THE OUTREACH TECHNIQUES THAT WERE USED, UM, SO THAT WE WERE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ALSO, UM, STAYING IN LINE WITH THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN, WHICH THIS BODY DID MODIFY SLIGHTLY BACK IN APRIL TO ALLOW US TO, UM, HAVE THAT PUBLIC COMMENT AND THAT INTERACTION WITH THE PUBLIC REMOTELY.

SO WE HAD SIX ROUNDS OF OPEN HOUSES.

WE DID THIS TWO SEPARATE TIMES.

SO, UM, WE DID THIS EARLIER IN APRIL FOR THE TIP PRIMARILY.

AND THEN AS THAT MAINTAINED A FURTHER LIST EVOLVED, WE DID A SECOND ROUND OF OPEN HOUSES IN LATE MAY, JUST AFTER THE POLICY BOARD HAD THEIR WORKSHOP SO THAT WE COULD UPDATE THE PUBLIC ON THAT MAINTAIN DEFER LIST.

WE ALSO ALLOWED A PUBLIC COMMENTS BY PHONE.

THIS IS NOT TYPICALLY SOMETHING THAT IS DONE.

WE USUALLY DO MAIL EMAIL FAX, BUT WE DID WANT TO MAKE IT AS EASY ON THE PUBLIC AS POSSIBLE.

SO WE OPENED UP A PHONE PHONE LINE FOR THE PUBLIC TO BE ABLE TO, UM, TO SEND IN COMMENTS.

AND WE ALSO HAD A SPANISH HOTLINE IF PEOPLE NEEDED TO LEAVE COMMENTS OR REQUEST INFORMATION IN SPANISH THAT WAS ALSO AVAILABLE.

SO THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE TIP WAS HELD ON APRIL 6TH.

AND AS I MENTIONED, THE COMMENT PERIOD JUST CLOSED LAST MONDAY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO WHAT WE HEARD FROM THE PUBLIC, WE HAD OVER 200 COMMENTS AND THEN WE ALSO RECEIVED SOME ADDITIONAL, UM, PROBABLY ABOUT 15 PUBLIC COMMENTS OVER THE WEEKEND.

AND THOSE WERE UPDATED TO THE MEETING AGENDA PAGE, UH, FOR TODAY'S MEETING.

SO IF THE POLICY BOARD MEMBERS OR ANYONE WATCHING WANTS TO SEE THE ADDITIONAL COMMENTS WE RECEIVED THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS, THOSE ARE NOW ON THE CAMPO WEBSITE.

SO WHEN YOU RECEIVED COMMENTS SUPPORTING AND MAINTAINING THE SIX 20 ANDERSON MILL INTERSECTION, WILLIAM CANNON, THE ONE 83 FRONTAGE ROAD AND ALSO ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS IN PARTICULAR, THE NORTHERN WALNUT CREEK TRAIL, WE ALSO RECEIVE COMMENTS SUPPORTING AND MAINTAINING IS IN NON TOLD FACILITY SUPPORT GENERALLY FOR THE CAPITAL EXPRESS PROJECT, AND THEN GENERAL COMMENTS ON TWO PROJECTS.

SO, AS I MENTIONED, THIS IS THE PUBLIC OUTREACH SUMMARY FOR BOTH OF THESE AGENDA ITEMS, THE OUTREACH SUMMARY, AND ALL OF THE PUBLIC COMMENTS WE RECEIVED IS IN THE PACKET.

SO THAT IS JUST A SUMMARY OF WHAT WE DID FOR OUTREACH.

AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS OR TURN IT BACK OVER TO RYAN.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR DOOLEY'S BEFORE RYAN FIXED BACKDROP? AND I'M SURE.

UM, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR DORIS.

CAN YOU GIVE US SOME, UM, SENSE OF THE, UM, THE NUMBER OR PROPORTION OF THE COMMENTS? I'VE CERTAINLY GOTTEN A LOT OF COMMENTS ABOUT, UM, THE SIX 20 PROJECTS, AND I HAD ASSUMED THAT THEY HAD GONE TO ALL OF, UM, THE, UH, TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD, BUT I'M NOT POSITIVE.

SO CAN YOU JUST GIVE ME A SENSE OF THOSE COMMENTS IN RELATION TO OTHERS SHARE? UM, WE HAD, UM, IT WAS, UH, ABOUT, IT WAS I THINK ABOUT 85 COMMENTS FOR THE SIX 20 AREA.

AND HOW DOES THAT COMPARE WITH OTHERS? WAS THAT LIKE HALF OF ALL THE COMMENTS, THE QUARTER ROUGHLY IT WAS ABOUT HALF, I MEAN, WE HAD 200 TOTAL COMMENTS FOR THE ENTIRE COMMENT PERIOD AND THERE WAS PROBABLY ABOUT 85 OF THOSE ABOUT THAT INTERSECTIONS.

UM, SPECIFICALLY, THANK YOU.

DOES ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR JOYCE? JUST REAL FAST? WHAT WAS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT COMMENTED ON

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THE NON TOLL FACILITY? THERE WAS, I WOULD SAY ABOUT 10 TO 12 OF THOSE.

AND I DO WANT, UM, FOR THE POLICY BOARD MEMBERS INFORMATION, WE DID HAVE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE FROM OUTSIDE OF THIS REGION, COMMENTING THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT REMAIN A NON TOLD FACILITY.

SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THE MEMBERS OF THIS BODY SHOULD BE AWARE THAT WE DID RECEIVE COMMENTS FROM OUTSIDE OF THE REGION REQUESTING THAT.

AND ARE THOSE PART OF THE 10 TO 12? YES, SIR.

YOU HAVE A FEEL FOR HOW MANY OF THE 10 TO 12 CAME FROM OUTSIDE THE REGION? IT WAS PROBABLY ABOUT HALF OF THOSE.

SO WE GOT ABOUT SIX COMMENTS ON 35 LOCALLY ABOUT NOT BEING NON TOLD ROUGHLY ABOUT REMAINING AS A NON TOLD FACILITY.

YES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PUBLIC OUTREACH, BRIAN, BACK TO YOU? THANK YOU.

IF YOU'LL GO TO THE NEXT POLICE.

UM, SO, UH, ONE OF THE, DO A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION FOR ANYONE WHO IS NEW TO THIS, UH, TO THIS ITEM, AND I KNOW WE'VE GOT A NEW BOARD MEMBER AS WELL, SO I JUST WANT TO GIVE A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION.

UM, SO ON APRIL 30TH, 2020, UH, THE TEXAS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AMENDED THEIR UNIFIED TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

AND THIS IS TO, UH, THEY DID THIS TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL THREE POINT $4 BILLION WORTH OF FUNDING TO THE FOUR POINT $9 BILLION CAPITOL EXPRESS CENTRAL PROJECT.

UM, THIS, THIS INVESTMENT, UH, CAME WITH A REQUEST, UM, TO HELP THERE WAS A $934 MILLION FUNDING GAP, UH, TO, UH, REACH THAT POINT 9 MILLION, UH, CONSTRUCTION GOAL.

SO THE TTC AND TTC, THE COMMISSION HAS REQUESTED THE REPRIORITIZATION OF UP TO $633 MILLION WORTH OF CURRENTLY FUNDED PROJECTS, UH, WITHIN THE CAMPER REGION.

UH, THIS, UH, UM, UH, SO THERE'S 165.5 MILLION IN CATEGORY SEVEN, UH, THAT CAMPO AND THIS POLY SPORTS SPECIFICALLY ARE, UH, RESPONSIBLE FOR IDENTIFYING.

AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE, UH, THE TECH SIDE AUSTIN DISTRICT, UM, IS IDENTIFYING 472 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF CATEGORY TWO, FOUR AND 12 PROJECTS.

UM, IN ADDITION, UH, IN ORDER TO MAKE UP THE REST OF THE FUNDING GAP, THE COMMISSION IS ALSO CONSIDERING ADDING AN ADDITIONAL $300 MILLION IN THE UPCOMING 2021 UTP, AND THAT WOULD COVER THE REMAINING DIFFERENCE AND GET THE CAPITOL EXPRESS CENTRAL PROJECT COMPLETELY FUNDED, UM, THAT FOUR POINT $9 BILLION GOAL.

THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THE RE PRIORITIZATION REQUESTS, SORRY, EXCUSE ME.

I'M SORRY TO ACCOMMODATE THE REPRIORITIZATION REQUESTS.

CAMPO HAS BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY WITH THE TEXTILE ALISON DISTRICT TO IDENTIFY THE PRODUCTS TO DEFER UNTIL ADDITIONAL FUNDING BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THIS HAS BEEN A FOUR MONTH LONG PROCESS, UH, THAT BEGAN BACK IN FEBRUARY WHEN THE UTP AMENDMENT WAS, UH, UH, UH, MADE PUBLIC.

AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING SINCE, UH, CLOSELY WITH AUSTIN DISTRICT.

UM, ONE THING I DO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT A DEFERRAL OF A PROJECT IS NOT A CANCELLATION.

UM, THERE IS, UM, SOMEWHAT OF A NARRATIVE OUT THERE THAT DEFERRAL MEANS THAT THE PROJECT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

AND I DO WANT TO REITERATE THAT WE ARE NOT CANCELING PROJECTS.

THEY ARE SIMPLY BEING PUT ON HOLD.

UM, AND, AND USUALLY IT'S JUST THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION FUNDING IS GOING TO BE PUT ON HOLD UNTIL ADDITIONAL FUNDING BECOMES AVAILABLE FROM STATE AND FEDERAL SOURCES.

UM, AND TYPICALLY WE'RE ONLY TALKING ABOUT THE LAST STAGE OF A PROJECT.

UM, ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS KNOWS THAT IT'S A LENGTHY PROCESS, UH, INCLUDES A LOT OF ENGINEERING RIGHT AWAY, ACQUISITION, UTILITY RELOCATION, ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS, UH, AND PSMA, WHICH IS THE LAST STAGES OF ENGINEERING.

AND THIS IS A YEARS LONG PROCESS IN MANY CASES.

AND WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A DEFERRAL, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE.

IN MOST CASES, I THINK ALL OF TEXTILE PROJECTS ARE, I THINK IN THE, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CONSTRUCTION FUNDING ONLY, UM, THEY STILL DO HAVE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

AND SO THESE PRODUCTS AND THE SPONSORS, BUT THE TECH SATA AND LOCAL SPONSORS CAN STILL MOVE FORWARD WITH THESE EARLY STAGES AND GET THESE PROJECTS READY, UH, AND COMPLETE, UH, THE EARLIER STAGES OF THE PROJECT, UH, DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.

YOU GOT THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THIS SLIDE, I JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF THE ENTIRE 4.9 BILLION.

UH, YOU'LL SEE, THE DARK BLUE IS THE THREE, UH, 3.9 BILLION THAT WAS, UH, RECENTLY ALLOCATED.

UM, BUT OUT OF THE 633 MILLION REPRIORITIZATION CAMPOS RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT HUNDRED 60.5 MILLION, UH, THAT'S A 3% CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE TOTAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE CAPITAL EXPRESS CENTRAL PROJECT.

AND THERE IN THE PURPLE YOU'LL SEE WHAT THE TEXTS THAT AUSTIN DISTRICT HAS IDENTIFIED, AND WHICH IS PART OF THIS CONVERSATION WE'RE HAVING TODAY.

AND SO OVERALL THE PURPLE AND THE RED, UH, BETWEEN CAMPO, UH, THE CAMPER REGION IS, UH, CONTRIBUTING 13% TO THE OVERALL CONSTRUCTION COST OF THE PROJECT OVER THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE,

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JUST THE OVERALL SCHEDULE.

UH, I DON'T, I WON'T READ THROUGH THE ENTIRE THING, BUT I REALLY WANT, I WANT TO REITERATE, THIS IS OBVIOUSLY, UH, WE SENT THIS OUT LAST FRIDAY FOR EVERYBODY TO KIND OF LOOK THROUGH, UM, THIS HAS BEEN A LENGTHY PROCESS THAT STARTED BACK IN FEBRUARY, UH, DURING THE UTP AMENDMENT DISCUSSION.

UM, AND THEN IT'S, IT'S OBVIOUSLY BEEN AN EVOLVING PROCESS.

WE'VE ACTUALLY HAD, UH, TWO SPECIAL MEETINGS OF THE POLICY BOARD.

UH, WE HAD A SPECIAL MEETING AND THEN MOST RECENTLY A WORKSHOP ON THE 27TH.

UM, AND THEN AS THE WASTE MENTIONED, WE ACTUALLY HAD A TWO AND A HALF MONTH LONG, UH, PUBLIC OUTREACH PERIOD, UM, THAT TRY TO, AND THAT WE, YOU KNOW, KEPT ADJUSTING AS THIS, UH, SITUATION EVOLVED, JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PUBLIC HAD THE CHANCE TO COMMENT ON EVERYTHING THAT WAS OCCURRING.

AND I HAD TO GET THOSE COMMENTS TO THIS BODY THAT THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THIS IS JUST A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE SCENARIO DEVELOPMENTS.

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF CHANGES TO THE ACTUAL SCENARIOS THAT THIS BODY IS SAYING.

UM, AND THE, THE CRITERIA THAT WE USED, UH, WAS APPLIED IN DIFFERENT SCENARIOS.

UH, BUT I DID WANT TO GO THROUGH THOSE REAL QUICKLY FOR ANYBODY'S NOT FAMILIAR.

UM, WHEN WE DEVELOPED THE INITIAL LIST, WE STARTED AND LOOKED AT, UH, PRODUCTS THAT HAD THE ADVANCED FUNDING AGREEMENT EXECUTED THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE LOCAL SPONSORS AND THE STATE, UH, TEXTILE.

AND WE ALSO LOOKED AT, UH, WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAD A FEDERAL PROJECT AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT, WHICH IS THE CONTRACT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WHERE THE FUNDS ARE ACTUALLY RELEASED.

UH, WE ALSO LOOKED AT THE AGE OF PRODUCTS.

UH, WE LOOK TO SEE IF PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED A LONG TIME AGO AND HAVE NOT BEEN MOVING FORWARD FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER.

UM, WE HAVE A POLICY IN PLACE, UH, UH, THAT, UH, PROJECTS HAVE TO MAINTAIN CONTINUAL PRIORS, UH, IN ORDER TO KEEP THEIR AWARDS THAT WE LOOKED AT, WHETHER OR NOT PRODUCTS WERE OLD.

UH, ESSENTIALLY, UH, WE ALSO LOOKED AT LET DATES, UM, AND THEN EVALUATION SCORES, WHICH EVALUATED PROJECTS, UM, ON THE, USING THE 2018, UH, PROJECT AWARDING PROCESS THAT WE USED, UH, BACK IN 2018.

UH, WE ALSO LOOKED AT SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

CERTAIN PROJECTS HAVE, UH, CERTAIN UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT DICTATED WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD HAVE MAINTAINED OR DEFERRED THE, THE PROJECT.

AND THEN, UH, THE FEEDBACK THAT WAS, UH, PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I FEEL LIKE IN THIS PROCESS AS WE'VE GONE THROUGH OVER THE LAST FOUR MONTHS, IS THAT WE'VE HAD A LOT OF FEEDBACK FROM THE PUBLIC, BUT SPECIFICALLY FROM THE SPONSORS THEMSELVES THAT ARE GOING TO BE POTENTIALLY IMPACTED BY THIS DECISION.

AND SO WE HAVE TAKEN THAT FEEDBACK, UH, ANY CHANCE WE GOT, YOU KNOW, THE INITIAL LIST WAS DEVELOPED.

WE HAD A BETA VERSION OF THE INITIAL LIST THAT WENT OUT TO SPONSORS, AND THEN WE GOT A LOT OF FEEDBACK ON THAT, WHICH HELPS INFORM THAT INITIAL LIST.

UM, BUT WE'VE BEEN CONTINUALLY GETTING FEEDBACK, UM, EVER SINCE.

AND, UH, I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH THE BASELINE SCENARIOS IN JUST A MINUTE.

UM, LET'S SAY, I'LL JUST GO AHEAD AND MENTION THAT WE DID HAVE A RANKING LIST, UH, THAT WAS DISCUSSED FROM THE WORKSHOP AND THAT ONLY LOOKED AT PRODUCTS AND MADE A RECOMMENDATION BASED SOLELY ON EVALUATION SCORES.

AND THEN ALSO AT THE WORKSHOP, IT WAS REQUESTED THAT WE DEVELOP A LET LIST.

NOW THIS LIST ITSELF WAS FOCUSED PRIMARILY ON, ONLY ON THE, UH, ANTICIPATED, LET DATE OF THE PROJECT.

AND IT DID NOT LOOK AT ANY OTHER METRICS.

UM, AND THEN, UH, THEN FROM THERE, WE ALSO DEVELOPED A BASELINE LIST BECAUSE THERE WAS A REQUEST THAT WE GO BACK TO THE INITIAL LISTS THAT WE HAD DEVELOPED AND KIND OF WORK IN THE EVALUATION SCORES TO CREATE A, A RECOMMENDATION.

AND SO, UM, DO YOU WANT TO SAY THROUGHOUT ALL OF THESE SCENARIO DEVELOPMENTS, I THINK ONE THING THAT WE'VE REALIZED THAT, AND WHILE WE HAVEN'T RECOMMENDED EITHER THE REC, UH, RANKING LIST OR THE LET LIST, IS THAT LOOKING AT THESE PROJECTS WITH ONE METRIC ONLY REALLY LEAVES OUT A LOT OF CONTEXT.

UM, IT'S IT'S, ONCE PRODUCTS ARE FUNDED, IT'S A COMPLEX SCENARIO.

UH, EACH PROJECT HAS ITS OWN UNIQUE, UH, SITUATION THAT WE TRY TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHEN WE DEVELOP THIS LIST.

AND SO, UH, AS I MENTIONED, IT'S BEEN AN EVOLVING PROCESS AND THAT WE TRY TO CREATE AS MUCH NUANCE IN THIS RECOMMENDATION AS POSSIBLE.

AND WE THINK THAT, UH, THE BASELINE SCENARIOS THAT WE DEVELOPED, UH, THE AB AND C REALLY KIND OF CAPTURE, UH, EVERYTHING THAT WE POSSIBLY CAN ABOUT THESE PRODUCTS, SO THAT WE CAN MAKE AN INFORMED AND COLLABORATIVE DECISION ABOUT HOW TO MOVE FORWARD.

UH, SO IF YOU'LL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THE CURRENT SCENARIO DEVELOPMENT, UH, DEVELOPING, UH, SCENARIO, BASELINE SCENARIOS, A, B AND C, WE HAD A NEW TARGET.

SO IN THE WORKSHOP WE WERE LOOKING TO THAT WE HAD ON THE 27TH, WE WERE LOOKING TO IDENTIFY A CLOSE TO $198 MILLION WORTH OF PRODUCTS TO DEFER AND, UM, AND TO MAINTAIN, BUT WE ACTUALLY HAD SOME CHANGES.

UH, THE AUSTIN DISTRICT REEVALUATED THEIR, UH, THEIR LISTS AND WE'RE ABLE TO, UH, MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER SOME ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS ON THEIR SIDE.

UM, SO WE'VE HAD SOME CHANGES AND NOW WE'RE ACTUALLY MAINTAINING MORE PRODUCTS THAN WE ARE DEFERRING.

UM, SO CURRENTLY WE'RE MAINTAINING, UH, 52% OF THE PRODUCTS OR 175 MILLION, UM, AND LOOK INTO THIS FOR 160.5, WHICH IS 48% OF ALL THAT TOTAL GOAL.

AND TO CONTRAST THAT WITH WHAT WE HAD LAST TIME, WE WERE LOOKING AT DIFFERENT 56% OF THE PRODUCTS, UM, AND

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MAINTAINING 44%, BUT NOW THAT'S FLIPPED SIGNIFICANTLY ACTUALLY.

SO THAT'S, UH, THAT'S GOOD NEWS.

UM, BUT SO OUR OVERALL TARGET, UH, AND DEVELOPING THESE SCENARIOS IS TO REACH THAT 160.5 MILLION TO FERTILE AND TO MAINTAIN A 175 MILLION OR THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THIS IS THE BASELINE SCENARIO.

SO THE BASELINE SCENARIO WENT BACK TO THAT INITIAL LIST THAT I'VE DISCUSSED EARLIER, UM, AND THEN BASICALLY MODIFIED IT WITH THE ADDITIONAL DEFERRALS FROM TEXTILE.

UM, SO WE USE THAT BASICALLY AS THE JUMPING OFF POINT, UM, TO DEVELOP SCENARIOS A, B AND C, WHICH AUGMENT THE, AND TO MEET THAT TARGET GOAL, IF YOU'LL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, SCENARIO A IS WHAT WE STARTED WITH.

AND THIS WAS LIKE THE RANKINGS LIST WHERE WE JUST TOOK AN EVEN PERCENTAGE, UH, FROM, UH, THE AVAILABLE CATEGORIES, STARTING AT THE LOWEST RANKED PROJECT.

UM, SO THE INITIAL LIST, I SHOULDN'T STEP BACK.

THE INITIAL LIST ONLY IDENTIFIED $140 MILLION WORTH OF PROJECTS TO DEFER.

UM, AND SO WE HAD A $20 MILLION DELTA, UH, TO MEET OUR GOAL.

AND SO WHAT WE DID IS WE TOOK THAT INITIAL LIST, AND THEN WE, UH, APPLIED THE EVALUATION SCORES FROM THE SCORING PROCESS, UH, IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY THAT THE ADDITIONAL $20 MILLION TO ME THAT 160 POINT $5 MILLION GOAL.

UM, BECAUSE AGAIN, IF YOU STEP BACK TO THE INITIAL LIST, WE HAD VERY, UH, AND IF YOU, IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE SPREADSHEET BY CHANCE, THERE ARE NOTES IN THERE THAT, UH, WE HAVE SPECIFIC, UM, REASONS FOR EACH PRODUCT BEING MAINTAINED OR DEFERRED IN THE INITIAL LIST.

AND SO WE JUST AUGMENTED THAT BY USING THE EVALUATION SCORES.

AND SO USING THAT, WE APPLY TO 7.2% DEFERRAL RATE, UH, TO THE AVAILABLE CATEGORIES.

AND THAT WAS ONLY ROADWAY AND ONLY ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION THAT STILL HAVE PRODUCTS BEING MAINTAINED.

AND SO WE TOOK THAT EVEN 7.2% FOR ALL RIGHT, AND APPLIED IT.

AND THAT'S HOW YOU GET BASED ON SCENARIO A, IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO BASELINE SCENARIO B WAS DEVELOPED AFTER WE, UH, IN RESPONSE TO SCENARIO A AND THE IMPACTS OF THE CUTOFF PRODUCTS.

UH, WE LOOKED AT THE PARTIAL AMOUNTS THAT WERE, UH, THAT WERE AVAILABLE TO THE PROJECTS, BOTH IN ROADWAY AND ACTUALLY TRANSPORTATION.

AND THEY JUST DIDN'T SEEM REASONABLE.

UM, IF YOU LOOKED AT THE PARTIAL AMOUNTS AND THE ROADWAY CATEGORY, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT CUTOFF WOULD HAVE, UH, ONLY LEFT $28,000 OUT OF A $12 MILLION PROJECT.

AND, YOU KNOW, YOU'D SPEND MORE ON PAPERWORK, UH, YOU KNOW, SPEND MORE THAN $28,000 ON PAPERWORK, JUST GETTING THAT AWARD, UM, PROCESSED.

UM, SO WE DIDN'T THINK THAT WAS REASONABLE.

UM, AND ALSO THE AFTER TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS THAT WERE MAINTAINED, ALL OF THOSE WERE MAINTAINED FOR VERY SPECIFIC REASONS.

UH, THE TWO LOWEST PRODUCTS ON THEIR HEAD SAFETY, UH, FUNDS TIE TO THEM.

THE SIJ 80 PROJECT, UH, HAS SIGNIFICANT SAFETY FUNDS, UH, FROM TEXAS THAT ALSO COMBINED WITH THE CAT SEVEN FUNDING AS WELL.

UM, THEN WE ALSO HAVE THE RIVER LOOP PROJECT, WHICH HAS WON THE GOVERNOR'S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AND WAS AWARDED ADDITIONAL CATEGORY 11 FUNDING.

UM, SO THOSE, BOTH OF THOSE PROJECTS HAD TO PR UH, ADDITIONAL FUNDS OTHER THAN THE CATEGORY SEVEN FUNDING.

SO WE THOUGHT THOSE WERE, THAT'S WHY THEY WERE INITIALLY MAINTAINED TO BEGIN WITH.

AND THEN WE DIDN'T THINK IT WAS APPROPRIATE TO DEFER THOSE, CONSIDERING THOSE, UM, ADDITIONAL FUNDS.

AND THEN THE LAST ONE AVAILABLE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION.

NOT ONLY DID IT SCORE REALLY WELL, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO LEAD WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO, UH, THIS IS THE HOPKINS STREET PROJECT, AND WE DID NOT THINK IT WAS APPROPRIATE FOR THAT.

SO KNOWING THAT IN SCENARIO B, UH, THAT'S WHY WE ENDED UP, UH, DEVELOPING SCENARIO B.

SO WE ENDED UP JUST TAKING, UH, THE ADDITIONAL DEFERRAL AMOUNT INSTEAD OF WE DIDN'T TOUCH ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION.

WE JUST PULLED IT ALL FROM ROADWAY CATEGORY.

AND THAT'S WHAT SCENARIO B IS.

IF YOU'LL GO TO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND FINALLY WE HAVE SCENARIO C AND THIS IS THE ONE THAT WE THOUGHT WAS MOST APPROPRIATE.

UM, THERE WAS THERE'S, UH, A LOT OF, UH, SUPPORT FOR THE TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

AND THAT WASN'T, THAT WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL LIST TO BE MAINTAINED SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE WE DID NOT HAVE AN ADVANCED FUNDING AGREEMENT FOR IT YET.

UM, IT WAS ONE OF THE LATER, UH, AWARD, BUT, YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT THAT, WE WERE TREATING THAT PROJECT JUST LIKE WE TREATED ALL THE OTHERS.

IF IT DID NOT HAVE AN ADVANCED FUNDING AGREEMENT THAT WE DIDN'T THINK IT WAS APPROPRIATE TO, TO MAINTAIN IT.

HOWEVER, THERE'S A LOT OF SUPPORT FOR THIS PROJECT AND IT IS AN IMPORTANT PROJECT.

AND SO WE DEVELOPED SCENARIO C IT IS EXACT SAME THING AS SCENARIO D IT'S SEPARATE INCLUDES SUPPORT FOR THE TDM PROGRAM, IF YOU'VE GOT THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND SO THAT'S AN OVERVIEW OF THE SCENARIOS THAT WE HAVE DEVELOPED, UH, AGAIN, UH, SCENARIO B AND C ARE THE ONES THAT WE FEEL LIKE ARE THE MOST NUANCED AND INCLUDE.

UH, IF YOU'LL GO BACK, YOU'LL HAVE TO GO BACK TO THAT SLIDE.

BUT, UH, THE CHART THAT SHOWS THAT, UH, SCENARIO B AND C TAKE INTO ACCOUNT EVERY ASPECT, UH, AND EVERY CRITERIA THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT AND WHEN DEVELOPING THIS LIST, WE, WE DO THINK IT IS THE MOST NUANCED APPROACH WHEN IT COMES TO DEVELOPING A RECOMMENDATION.

UM, AND SO HERE, I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT WHAT THE PROCESS IS AND THE NEXT STEPS, UM, WE'RE SENDING,

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THERE'S GOING TO BE A VOTE ON THE REPRIORITIZATION OF THESE CAST SEVEN FUNDED PROJECTS.

UM, WHAT THE NEXT STEPS IS THAT WE WILL, UM, YOU KNOW, LET THE SPONSORS, THEN TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, THERE'LL BE NOTIFIED OF THIS DECISION.

AND THEN PROJECTS THAT ARE SELECTED FOR DEFERRAL WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE MAIN BODY OF THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND MOVED INTO AN ILLUSTRATIVE LIST WITHIN THE TIP.

SO IT'S, THEY'RE ESSENTIALLY ON STANDBY WHILE, UH, AND SO ADDITIONAL FUNDS ARE IDENTIFIED.

UM, AND AGAIN, I DO WANT TO MENTION THAT THESE PRODUCTS ARE ALSO GOING TO BE LISTED AS THAT THEY SHOULD ALREADY CURRENTLY BE LISTED IN THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

UM, AND SO HAVING IT BOTH IN THE APPENDICES AND IN THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN, ALLOW THE SPONSORS TO MOVE FORWARD AND, UH, THE FEDERAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, THEY CAN STILL GET ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE AND GO THROUGH ALL OF THE MOTIONS THAT NEED TO BE DONE.

UM, AND THEN SPONSORS WITH MAINTAIN PROJECTS, STILL HAVE TO SHOW CONTINUAL PROCESS, UH, CONTINUAL PROGRESS, EXCUSE ME, THROUGH THE QUARTERLY PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT.

UM, I THINK IT'S ACTUALLY JUST THAT MUCH MORE IMPORTANT FOR THOSE PROJECTS THAT ALL MAINTAINS.

I REALLY DO HAVE TO MOVE FORWARD BECAUSE YOU HAVE ALL THESE PRODUCTS WAITING IN THE RING OR WINGS WAITING TO BE REFUNDED.

UM, SO WE WILL BE, UH, DILIGENT AND WATCHING, UH, THE SPONSOR'S PROGRESS ON THE, ON THE PRODUCTS THAT ARE MAINTAINED.

UM, AND IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, UM, SO THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

I'M SURE THERE THERE'LL BE SOME QUESTIONS, BUT, UH, WITH THAT, UH, WE'RE REQUESTING APPROVAL OF THE PROGRAM OF CATEGORY SEVEN PROJECTS, A AND SCENARIO C, UH, TO BE DEFERRED IN SUPPORT OF THE 35 CAPITAL EXPRESS PROJECTS.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

I WOULD MOVE APPROVAL OF, UH, MARY.

YOU'LL SEE, THIS IS OAKLEY SECOND.

THIS IS JONES.

OKAY.

THERE'S BEEN A MOTION BY JUDGE OAKLEY AND BY COMMISSIONER JONES.

UM, WE DO HAVE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THIS, THIS, UH, PARTICULAR ITEM.

AND, UM, SO BEFORE WE GET INTO, UH, POLICY BOARD MEMBER DISCUSSIONS, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND TAKE THE PUBLIC INPUT.

AND, UM, I WILL JUST CALL YOUR FIRST NAME, UM, IF THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

UH, FIRST WEEK, UH, YES, THIS IS COUNCIL MEMBER PLAN.

AGAIN, I APOLOGIZE FOR INTERRUPTING, BUT I WONDER IF YOU WOULD PERMIT ME TO MAKE A SHORT STATEMENT BEFORE WE BEGIN THE PUBLIC TESTIMONY? UM, VERY BRIEF.

YES.

UM, I WILL TALK LATER ABOUT THE SUBSTANCE OF THE ITEM, BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE PUBLIC TO HEAR, UM, AT 35 IS, HAS BECOME A VERY CONTROVERSIAL LOCATION IN THIS COMMUNITY RIGHT NOW.

AND I'M SORRY THAT MY INTERNET AT HOME IS NOT WORKING, BUT I CAN'T DO THIS ON VIDEO, BUT WE ARE CONTEMPLATING REALLOCATING RESOURCES FROM ACROSS THIS REGION AND FOR TEXTILES FROM ACROSS THE STATE ON A ROAD THAT HAS MEANT A LOT OF NEGATIVE THINGS FOR, FOR, FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN, ESPECIALLY.

AND I THINK WE WOULD, WE WOULD BE DOING A DISSERVICE IF WE DIDN'T USE THIS MOMENT TO MENTION OURS, OUR COLLECTIVE SUPPORT FOR BLACK AND BROWN FOLKS WHO ARE SUFFERING RIGHT NOW, WHO, WHO USED AS A PLACE TO, TO, TO SCREAM OUT THEIR SUFFERING AND THEIR DEMANDS FOR OUR ACTION AND NOT EVERYBODY ON THE POLICY BOARD IS NECESSARILY IN A PLACE TO TAKE THOSE ACTIONS.

I CERTAINLY AM.

AND I WANTED TO TAKE THIS MOMENT TO MENTION THAT.

I ALSO WANT TO JUST SAY TO MY POLICY BOARD MEMBERS, IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE STORY IN THE STATESMAN TODAY ABOUT THE, THE WILCO SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND THEIR BEHAVIOR, THIS IS NOT A PROBLEM THAT STAYS IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

BUT, BUT FOR NOW, JUST IN THIS MOMENT, AS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT , I FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO JUST HAVE A MOMENT WHERE WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE, THE, WHAT THE COMMUNITY IS GOING THROUGH AND WHAT THEY'RE DEMANDING OF US.

AND WHILE WE WILL DELIBERATE THE POLICY AND TRANSPORTATION INS AND OUTS OF THIS LATER, I DIDN'T WANT THIS TO GO A MOMENT FARTHER WITHOUT ACKNOWLEDGING THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER PLAN AGAIN.

UM, AND WE'LL MOVE ON, UM, AND GET THE PUBLIC FOLKS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP AND THEN WE'LL CIRCLE BACK FOR POLICY BOARD, FURTHER DISCUSSION.

UM, FIRST IS VANESSA.

MY NAME IS VANESSA AND I'M A RESIDENT OF SOUTHEAST AUSTIN.

I'M HERE TO SHARE MY OPPOSITION TO THE DIFFERING, UH, FUNDING FOR THE WILLIAM CANNON PROJECT.

THE IMAGINE AUSTIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

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INDICATES AND ENVISIONS THIS AREA SOUTHEAST AUSTIN AS A FUTURE TOWN CENTER TOWN CENTERS, AS OUTLINED WILL RANGE BETWEEN 10,000 TO 30,000 PEOPLE AND HAVE BETWEEN 5,000 TO 20,000 JOBS.

THIS AREA IS FAST GROWTH WITH OVER A THOUSAND HOMES BEING BUILT IN THE PAST YEAR WITH A PILOT PROJECT, THOUSANDS MORE RESIDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO RELOCATE TO THIS AREA IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.

HERE'S THE CURRENT TULANE ROAD SUFFERS FROM HEAVY CONGESTION AND IS DANGEROUS FOR THE VEHICLES, BICYCLES, AND PEDESTRIANS.

IN THIS AREA.

I FIND THE DECISION ON THE DEFERMENT, ESPECIALLY UNFAIR BECAUSE MANY OF MY NEIGHBORS THINK THAT THIS PROJECT IS GOING TO START CONSTRUCTION NEXT YEAR, I'VE EXPECTED.

AND PREVIOUSLY STATED TO BEGIN IN JANUARY OF 2021.

AND WE WERE NOT AWARE OF THE CONVERSATION OF THE DEFERRAL FUNDING WHILE IN LISTENING TO TODAY'S PRESENTATION.

I RECOGNIZE, AND IT WAS POINTED OUT IF THERE WERE ONLINE WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE, BUT TO BE HONEST, MY NEIGHBORHOOD DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THESE WORKSHOPS.

AND I FOUND OUT VIA AN ARTICLE AND THE AUSTIN MONITOR LAST WEEK, WHICH I THEN QUICKLY NOTIFIED MY NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS AND PER YOUR MEETING AGENDA PACKET, WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE 27 EMAILS REGARDING THE DEFERMENT OF THE WILLIAM CANNON PROJECT.

SO I KNOW CAMPO HAS BEEN PUT IN A DIFFICULT SITUATION BECAUSE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET MAJOR WORK DONE , BUT I AM DEEPLY CONCERNED AT THE LACK OF COMMUNITY CONVERSATION THAT IS MEANT TO INFORM THE DECISION OF THE MPO FOR MEMBERS OF CAMPO, WHO ARE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, OR TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

PLEASE HELP MY AREA SOUTHEAST AUSTIN, COME UP WITH A PLAN TO FUND THIS VERY NECESSARY PROJECT, ESPECIALLY AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS, TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR OUR REGIONAL GROWTH.

THANKS AGAIN, FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO TESTIFY TODAY.

COULD I MAKE US VERY SHORT COMMENT? YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER, MS. WINTERS.

I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WILLIAM KENNAN IS, IS NOT, UH, UP FOR DEFERRAL IN ALL OF THE SCENARIOS WE'RE CONSIDERING TODAY.

IT IS ON A MAINTAIN LIST.

AND ALSO OUR STAFF RECOGNIZED IN THE PRESENTATION THAT THEY MADE, THAT THEY HAD RECEIVED COMMENTS IN SUPPORT OF CONTINUING OF MAINTAINING A WIND TENANT.

SO I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW, THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

NEXT WE HAVE RANDY.

YES.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.

OKAY.

I'D LIKE TO THANK THE HONORABLE CHAIRPERSON LONG AND THE CAMPO BOARD MEMBERS FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK TODAY.

MY NAME IS RANDY LAWSON AND I LIVE IN THE NORTHWEST AUSTIN SUBDIVISION OF CANYON CREEK, WHICH IS LOCATED OFF ARM SIX 20.

MY NEIGHBORHOOD HAS 1,293 HOMES AND AROUND 5,000 RESIDENTS.

AND I'M ALSO ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MY AGE AWAY.

I'D LIKE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ANDERSON MILL SIX 20 OVERPASS PROJECT.

UH, EVERYONE IN THE SIX COUNTY CAMPUS AREA KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT REGIONAL PROJECT IS.

AND WE FULLY SUPPORT THIS CRITICAL PROJECT.

MY HOA WAS VERY PLEASED TO LEARN AT THE TPB AND AGREED TO A ROADWAY PROJECT SCORING CRITERIA AND RANKING LIST.

OUR AREA NEIGHBORHOODS WERE ABSOLUTELY OVER THE MOON WHEN THE RESULTS OF THE TPB PROJECT RANKING WAS ANNOUNCED AND THE BADLY NEEDED TO ENTER SOME MILL SIX 20 INTERSECTION OVERPASS PROJECT CAME OUT ON TOP OF THE RANKINGS AND WAS PLACED IN THE MAINTAIN FUNDING LIST AROUND MAY 27TH.

IT APPEARED THAT THIS LONG NEEDED IN A WAY OF MOBILITY PROJECT MOVES.

NOW GOING TO BE A REALITY.

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS ARE NOW VERY DEVASTATED TO LEARN THAT A DIFFERENT CRITERIA MAY BE APPLIED AND MAY 27TH RECOMMENDATION TO MAINTAIN FUNDING ON THIS ANDERSON MILL SIX 20 PROJECT MAY POSSIBLY BE REVERSED AND PROJECT PLACED IN A DEFERRED FUNDING LIST AND POTENTIALLY DELAYED FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD.

UH, IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING OVER A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS IN FUNDING MAY EVEN BE ALLOCATED TO OTHER AREA PROJECTS THAT SCORED MUCH LOWER ON THE TPB RANKING LIST.

AND I PERSONALLY QUESTIONED IF THAT'S A FAIR OUTCOME.

I THINK ALL THE CAMP CAMPO BOARD MEMBERS ARE LIKELY TO BE AWARE THAT THIS ANDERSON MILL SIX 20 INTERSECTION AS A LEVEL OF SERVICE RATING OF F.

AND IT SAID THAT RATING FOR MANY YEARS AS AN ABSOLUTELY FAILED INTERSECTION AT PEAK HOURS WITH SIGNAL LIGHT, WAIT TIMES MEASURED IN SEVERAL MINUTES, RATHER THAN SECONDS.

IT SEVERAL NEW COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL DEVELOPMENTS ON THE RM SIX, 20 QUARTER.

NOW OPENING UP OR IN THE SITE PLAN APPROVAL STAGE THE TRAFFIC CONGESTION, CONGESTION, AND SAFETY.

WE'LL BE TAKING A FURTHER HIT.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE VERY LARGE CENTER AT FOUR POINTS RETAIL CENTER IS

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JUST NOW OPENING UP TO THE PUBLIC AND IT'S GOING TO GENERATE UP TO 20,000 VEHICULAR TRIPS PER DAY, ACCORDING TO THE TA.

AND WE ALSO HAVE TWO LARGE APARTMENT COMPLEXES, UH, WITHIN A QUARTER MILE, UH, THE, UH, UH, ANDERSON MILL INTERSECTION THAT ARE IN THE SITE PLAN APPROVAL STAGE IN SUMMARY, WE'VE JUST LOCKED.

THEY ASKED THAT THE CRITICAL NORTH, UH, PART IN SIX 20 QUARTER, NO LONGER BIG NORD IN THAT CAMP OF BOAST TO MAINTAIN THE FUNDING ON THIS OVERPASS AND ALLOW THE PLAN TEXDOT CONTRACT TO LIT, UH, APPROXIMATELY 20, 24.

AND IT WAS PLANNED.

AND I SINCERELY THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR DUE CONSIDERATION OF THIS CRITICALLY NEEDED MOBILITY PROJECT IN NORTHWEST AUSTIN.

THANK YOU, MR. LAWSON, WE APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS.

UM, NEXT WE HAVE, UH, BRIAN TONTO.

BRIAN, ARE YOU ON? OKAY.

I DON'T HEAR HIM.

UM, IF HE COMES ON, UH, AT THE END WE'LL WE'LL CIRCLE BACK TO HIM.

SO NEXT WE HAVE TOM WALD.

WALT, ARE YOU ON CONFIRMING THAT? YOU CAN HEAR ME? YES.

GO AHEAD.

YOU'VE GOT THREE MINUTES, MR. WALL.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THIS IS TOM WALSH FROM THE REDLINE PARKWAY INITIATIVE.

I'VE BEEN KIND OF, I'VE BEEN QUITE CONFUSED BY THIS PROCESS, RIGHT FROM THE GET GO.

UM, AND I WILL SAY THAT THE PRESENTATION BY RYAN EARLIER, I HEARD MOST OF IT, BUT THERE IS, THERE WAS A, A PROBLEM WITH THE LIVE STREAM ON THE CAMPER WEBSITE.

SO I MISSED SOME OF THE VISUALS FOR THAT.

UM, BUT I, AND I HEARD THIS FROM OTHER BOARD MEMBERS OR FROM BOARD MEMBERS AT LAST, AT THE LAST, UM, ONE OF THE LOT, THE LAST COUPLE OF MEETINGS, BUT THERE WASN'T REALLY CLARITY ON WHAT CRITERIA CREATED THE INITIAL LIST.

I MEAN, THERE WERE POINTS ABOUT WHAT SORT OF THINGS WENT INTO IT, BUT NOTHING THAT WAS TRANSPARENT AND I'M NOT SURE IF THAT'S STILL AVAILABLE.

SO MY CONCERN IS THAT WHATEVER WAS BAKED INTO THE INITIAL LIST ALSO THEN TRANSFERRED OVER TO THE BASELINE SCENARIO.

AND I WOULD HAVE MORE CONFIDENCE IN THE PROCESS, THE THERAPIST THAT WAS TRANSPARENT, BUT MY UNDERSTANDING IS IT'S EITHER NOT TRANSPARENT OR IT'S INCREDIBLY COMPLEX TO THE POINT THAT IT'S HARD TO EVEN DETERMINE WHAT KIND OF FAIRNESS AND LEGITIMACY THERE IS.

SO THE PROCESS, I, ONE THING THAT'S NOT BEEN MADE CLEAR, AT LEAST TO ME, AND I THINK OTHER PEOPLE SHARE THIS IS WHY WE WOULD NOT FOCUS ON THE LEAD DATE AND SIMPLY HAVE SAY THE FIRST 24 MONTHS OR FIRST 18 MONTHS A PROJECT BE MAINTAINED, UH, WITH THE ASSUMPTION THAT WE WOULD HAVE FUNDING BECOME AVAILABLE IN ORDER TO COVER PROJECTS THAT WERE, UH, AFTER THAT DATE, AFTER TWO YEARS FROM NOW.

UM, AND THAT WAY, UH, WE WOULDN'T BE AFFECTING ANY PROJECTS.

UH, TO ME THAT SEEMS LIKE THE MOST SIMPLEST AND LEAST POLITICAL, UH, PROCESS.

UM, BUT WHAT I'VE SEEN FROM THE PAST 45 DAYS IS THAT SOME PEOPLE ON THE DIOCESE WHO DON'T LIKE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AND DON'T LIKE TRANSIT PROJECTS ARE DOING WHATEVER THEY CAN TO OBFUSCATE THE PROCESS IN ORDER TO DELAY THOSE PROJECTS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

AND I, I REALLY, WHEN I WRAP MY HEAD, TRY TO WRAP MY HEAD AROUND IT, IT SEEMS LIKE THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT'S HAPPENING.

IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE THERE'S AN ATTEMPT FOR A LEGITIMATE PROCESS.

IT JUST SIMPLY SEEMS ABOUT A LACK OF TRANSPARENCY AND OBFUSCATION.

I REALLY STRONGLY RECOMMEND STICKING WITH THE DATE LIST AND I'LL NOTE THAT AT LEAST ONE OF THE PROJECTS THAT IS LISTED AS DIFFERENT A LET DATE LIST ACTUALLY DOES HAVE A LET'S SAY, SO THAT SHOULD BE UPDATED.

UM, BUT IT WAS THE REDMINE METRO RAIL PROJECT THAT LAMAR, UH, BUT THERE MAY BE OTHERS ON THAT LIST AS WELL.

AND AGAIN, I JUST ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO WITH A LEAD DATE LIST, UNLESS THERE'S JUST EXTREME EXCEPTIONS, UM, WITHIN THAT LIST, THANKS FOR ALL THE FIELD, THE REMAINDER OF MY TIME.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. WALLS.

WE HAVE THREE MINUTES.

GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER LONG AND, UM, POLICY BOARD MEMBERS.

UH, I AGREE WITH, UM, WHAT MR. WALD WAS JUST SAYING.

I, UM, WAS LOOKING AT THE LIST OF PROJECTS AND SAW THAT, UM, IF CHOOSING THE METHODOLOGY OF FUNDING PROJECTS BASED ON LET DATES, UM, WOULD FULLY FUND ALL THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, UM, ITS TDM AND TRANSIT.

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UM, AND I, WE SUPPORT, UH, FULLY FUNDING.

ALL OF THOSE PROJECTS, UH, ROAD PROJECTS ARE EXPENSIVE AND ALTERNATIVE TO DRIVING CARS.

BASICALLY YOU GET MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK.

I ALSO THINK THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF SERENDIPITY HERE THAT YOU HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO DEFER, UH, THESE BIG, EXPENSIVE ROAD PROJECTS AT A TIME WHEN, UH, WE'VE SEEN THAT WITH, UM, TELECOMMUTING AND THE CHANGES IN SOCIETY THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, THERE MIGHT NOT BE THIS HIGH DEMAND DOWN THE ROAD FOR, FOR THESE BIG ROAD PROJECTS.

UM, SO WE WOULD RECOMMEND PRIORITIZING SAFETY, UM, FULLY FUNDING THE NORTH WALNUT CREEK, UH, TRAIL PROJECT, AND THE, UM, GREAT SEPARATION OF THE METRO RAIL RED LINE AT NORTH LAMAR, WHICH ON THE MOST RECENT, UH, SPREADSHEET HAS A LET DATE OF N A, BUT WAS ACTUALLY ON THE CAMPO 2040 PLAN WITH THE LEAD DATE OF 2019.

AND ACCORDING TO CAPITAL, METRO DOES HAVE A LET DATE OF 2020.

UM, SO, SO CORRECT INFORMATION WERE, WERE THERE, UM, I THINK THAT IT UNDER IN YOUR SCENARIO, THAT PROJECT WOULD, UM, MAKE THE CUT.

UM, THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. DAVIS.

UM, WE HAVE, LET'S SEE.

HELLO, THIS IS JAY.

I HOPE YOU CAN HEAR ME, UM, THREE MINUTES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU ALL POLICY BOARD MEMBERS FOR YOUR SERVICE TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE REGION.

UM, I'M, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF A FIVE, ONE C THREE, NONPROFIT CALLED AND CITY.

AND, UM, I WANTED TO MAKE A COUPLE POINTS I HOPE CAN HELP WITH THIS PROCESS.

UM, AND THE KEY POINT IS IN THIS ATMOSPHERE WHERE WE ARE GOING THROUGH A, UH, THE COVERT CRISIS AND THE IMPENDING ECONOMIC CRISIS, UM, IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO MAXIMIZE THE JOBS BENEFITS OF THESE KINDS OF FUNDING DECISIONS.

AND, UM, WHEN PUBLIC FUNDING ON TRANSPORTATION, YOU GET THE GREATEST BANG FOR THE BUCK FROM TRANSIT PROJECTS THAT CREATE, UH, 70% MORE JOBS PER DOLLAR SPENT THAN ROADWAY EXTENSION PROJECTS.

YOU GET ALMOST AS GOOD OF BANG FOR THE BUCK ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS AND JUST ANY PROJECT THAT IS FIXING OUR EXISTING STREETS.

AND THAT INCLUDES SAFETY PROJECTS BRINGING OUR EXISTING SYSTEM UP TO SAFE CURRENT SAFETY STANDARDS.

THE, THE WORST USE OF FUNDS IN TERMS OF CREATING JOBS IS ADDING ROADWAY CAPACITY.

UM, AND, AND SO I, I THINK IT'S A SERIOUS PROBLEM THAT MUCH OF THE MONEY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SPENDING, UH, WILL BE RESERVED FOR ADDING CAPACITY.

UM, THE, THE LEAST EFFECTIVE WAY TO SUPPORT THE AUSTIN REGION'S ECONOMY OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS, A AND T WE SHOULD BE INVESTING THESE FUNDS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND WE SHOULD BE INVESTING.

THE DATES IS CRUCIAL, AND WE SHOULD BE ALLOCATING THESE FUNDS FOR THE THINGS THAT WE CAN SPEND THIS YEAR AND NEXT YEAR AND NOT SET THE FUNDS, UH, OUTSIDE FOR THREE YEARS.

UM, I, I THINK IT'S CRUCIAL THAT WE HAVE BALANCED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

IT'S A REGIONALLY SIGNIFICANT TRANSPORTATION ISSUES THAT MOST PEOPLE IN OUR REGION DO NOT HAVE SAFE ACCESS TO WALK OR WHEELCHAIR BIKE, UM, IN THEIR, AROUND THEIR HOME OR IN THEIR DAILY LIFE.

UM, AND SO WE SHOULD FUND ALL THE ACTIVE