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WE DO HAVE A QUORUM

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NOW FOLKS,

[Call to Order]

SO WE CAN GET THIS MEETING STARTED.

UH, LET'S SEE.

A ROLL CALL IS COMING PLEADED

[1. APPROVAL OF June 12, 2020, Special Meeting Minutes]

FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS, THE, UH, APPROVAL OF THE JUNE 12TH MINUTES.

AND I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR APPROVAL.

YEAH.

I'LL I'LL GIVE THE THANK YOU YAWN.

YEAH, WE, WE HAVE A, UH, A MOTION BY YON.

DO I HEAR A SECOND? I'LL SECOND FAIR, KATHY SECONDS ON, ON THAT.

ALRIGHT GUYS.

ANY DISCUSSION? EERIE, NO DISCUSSION.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

SAY YES ONE AT A TIME.

JONATHAN.

YAY, RENEE.

SORRY.

I WAS MUTED ON ONE AND NOT, AND NO, THAT'S QUITE ALL RIGHT.

AND I'M TAKING IS YAWN.

YES, KATHY.

YAY.

YAY, MELISSA.

YAY.

YAY, AMANDA.

YEAH, GABA GABA.

YAY.

YAY.

UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS.

UH, THE NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS IS LITERALLY THE AGENDA ITSELF AND IT'S PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

AGENDA COMMISSIONERS.

UH, LET'S SEE.

ITEM A

[2A. NEW BUSINESS Discussion and Action: Collection services for City facilities RCA]

TWO WAY IS THE RCA FOR THE DOWN, I GUESS THE CITY FACILITY COLLECTION CONTRACT.

AND IF I'M NOT MISTAKING, JAMIE, PLEASE CORRECT ME HERE.

DO WE HAVE SPEAKERS SIGNED UP ON THIS ONE? ME? I'M SORRY.

YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

ARE YOU? WE DID NOW.

YOU'RE MUTED.

OKAY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? SORRY.

YEAH, NOT REALLY CLEAR IF IT'S NEEDED OR I NEEDED, UM, YES, WE DO ACTUALLY HAVE A SPEAKER ON THIS ONE.

I BELIEVE FROM ARR.

VICTORIA WILL SPEAK TO THIS, BUT UM, I BELIEVE THE ADAM GREGORY SIGNED UP.

I'M NOT SURE ADAM GREGORY.

ARE YOU? HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN.

UH, BELIEVE IT OR NOT GUYS.

I'M JUST HERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE SOME, OKAY.

THAT WAS A QUICK ONE.

YOU'RE YOU'RE WITHIN YOUR THREE MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

YES.

HAVING SAID THAT, VICTORIA, IF YOU WANTED TO GIVE US A BRIEF UPDATE ON THE RCA.

HI THERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY? YES.

OKAY.

GOOD MORNING.

COMMISSIONERS VICTORIA.

RIEGER WITH AUSTIN RESOURCE RECOVERY DIVISION MANAGER HERE.

ART IS HERE SEEKING FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION, UH, FOR TWO MULTITERM CONTRACTS WITH TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS AND BALCONIES RECYCLING TO PROVIDE TRASH RECYCLING AND ORGANICS COLLECTION FOR CITY FACILITIES FOR UP TO FIVE YEARS FROM TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNTS, NOT TO EXCEED 7.5 MILLION DIVIDED BETWEEN THE TWO CONTRACTORS.

WE HAVE STAFF ON THE LINE THAT CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, VICTORIA COMMISSIONERS, ANY QUESTIONS? HI.

I HAVE A QUESTION.

THIS IS AMANDA UP.

WHY ARE THERE TWO VENDORS ON ONE CONTRACT AND HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN THE WAY WE USUALLY DO THINGS? STAFF? CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

OKAY.

YES, WE DO HAVE OTHER STAFF THAT CAN HOPEFULLY SPEAK TO THIS, BUT, UM, I BELIEVE THE, UM, HER BISCUITS WHERE THEY, UM, WHERE THE WASTE ACTUALLY ENDS UP.

RICHARD, DO YOU WANT TO GOOD MORNING? CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

YEAH.

GOOD MORNING.

THE WAY THAT THE, UH, THE SOLICITATION WAS SET UP WAS, UH, WAS OPEN TO, UM, VARIOUS VENDORS TO PROVIDE A BID ON EACH SECTION, UH, OF, UH, BOTH, UH, TRASH DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING SERVICES, UM, THROUGH THE PROCESS OF SOLICITATION, UH, PURCHASING, UH, REVIEWED THE, UH,

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SUBMITTED BIDS.

AND, UM, THE SECTION FOR RECYCLING, UH, WAS, UH, UH, UH, APPROVED FOR, UH, OR NOT APPROVED, BUT TONY'S CAME IN, UH, AS THE, UH, THE LOW BID AND, UH, FOR, UH, TRASH SERVICES.

TDS WAS, UH, IDENTIFIED AS THE, UH, THE LOW BID WITH THE, UH, THE WASTE REMOVAL.

THANK YOU.

AND THE ORGANICS IS INCLUDED WITH THE RECYCLING.

THAT'S ALSO BALCONIES FOR THE ORGANICS? NO, THAT WOULD BE TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS ALSO.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

HEY, FOLLOW UP QUESTION DOES ASSUMING THERE'S A DEFAULT BY EITHER ONE OF THESE, UH, CONTRACTORS DOES HAVING ONE CONTRACT CAUSE AN ISSUE OR ARE THEY TWO SEPARATE AGREEMENTS BASED ON THE RESPECTIVE NUMBERS THAT WERE SUBMITTED BY THEM? UM, THEY'RE, THEY'RE TWO SEPARATE AGREEMENTS.

IT'S, UH, FINANCE, AND I DON'T KNOW IF BRETT PAGE IS ON THE LINE TO TALK ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THAT, BUT THE WAY THAT IT'S SET UP, BUT IT IS SEPARATE THREE DIFFERENT VENDORS.

COOL.

GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONERS, UH, BRICK PAGE.

UM, YES.

SO EACH OF THE AGREEMENTS ARE SEPARATE WITH THE INDIVIDUAL VENDORS.

UM, IF THERE WAS A DEFAULT, IT WOULD NOT AFFECT THE OVERALL CONTRACT, THE DEFAULT OF ONE OF THEM.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU, BRIAN.

AND THEN THE OTHER QUESTION THAT I HAVE IS, UH, I GUESS THE NOTE UNDER HERE ON MINORITY PARTICIPATION, DOES THAT ACTUALLY GET SOLICITED WITH THE CONTRACT OR, UH, DOES STAFF ACTUALLY REQUEST MINORITY PARTICIPATION? AND IF THERE IS NONE, NO RESPONSE AT THAT POINT, THE NOTE APPEARS, HOW DOES THAT WORK? GOOD MORNING AGAIN, UH, FRONT PAGE.

UM, YES, ALL OF OURS GO THROUGH OUR SMALLER MINORITY BUSINESS RESOURCES TEAM.

UM, AND THEY ARE ASSIGNED, UM, A PERCENTAGE OF, UH, POTENTIAL MINORITY AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, UM, TO THE SOLICITATION.

UH, THEY THEN REACH OUT TO EVERYBODY THAT HAS BEEN, UH, SIGNED UP WITHIN THAT, UM, OWED WITHIN OUR SYSTEM AND IT GETS SENT OUT TO, UM, ALL OF THE VENDORS.

UM, WE DO NOT GET ANYBODY BACK, UM, AND THAT THAT'S THE WAY THE PATIENT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, BRIAN.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMISSIONERS? YEAH, THIS IS QUEBEC.

MY APOLOGIES.

I'M MULTITASKING ON MOMMY DUTY HERE.

DID YOU SAY THAT BALCONIES IS DOING SOME OF THE SERVICES AND TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS, SOME OTHERS, OR ARE THEY BOTH DOING ALL OF PROVIDING ALL OF THE SERVICES IN TERMS OF LIKE TRASH RECYCLING, COMPOSTING? SORRY, I APOLOGIZE.

UH, UH, BALCONIES WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECYCLING COLLECTION SERVICE, UH, TBS FOR TRASH REMOVAL AND COMPOST.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SO THERE'S NO OVERLAP IN THE SERVICES BEING PROVIDED? NO, MA'AM OKAY.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMISSIONERS? OKAY.

HEARING NO OTHER QUESTIONS.

I'LL, UH, ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR APPROVAL TO APPROVE.

I'M SORRY.

THAT WAS AMANDA.

THANK YOU, JONATHAN.

THANK YOU, JONATHAN, JONATHAN.

UH, SO WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ANY QUESTIONS ON, ON THE MOTION IRINA AND I'LL ENTERTAIN A VOTE HERE.

UH, LET'S SEE, WE'LL DO A, AGAIN, A ROLL CALL VOTES AT POSSIBLE.

UH, JONATHAN I'M TAKING YAWN.

YAY, KATHY.

YEAH.

YAY.

THANK YOU, AMANDA.

OBVIOUSLY.

YAY.

KAY, EVA AND MYSELF.

YAY.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS.

WELL, THIS IS GETTING MORE AND MORE CHALLENGING.

I CAN TELL YOU, BUT, UH, ANYWAY, THANK YOU FOLKS.

UH, NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS IS THE, WHAT

[2B. Discussion and Action: Overpass and under bridge clean-up services RCA]

DOES THAT ITEM TO BE? THE, UH, OVERPASS AND UNDER BRIDGE CLEANUP,

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UH, RCA, GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONERS, AMY'S LEGAL AUSTIN RESOURCE RECOVERY.

UM, WE'RE, UH, REQUESTING A FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE AND EXECUTE A EXECUTION OF A MULTI TERM CONTRACT WITH, UH, RELIEF ENTERPRISES OF TEXAS.

UH, THIS IS A PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACT.

SHE HAS ME TO, UH, PROVIDE CLEANUP SERVICES FOR OVERPASSES, UH, UNDER BRIDGES AND INTO TRANSPORTATION RIDES WAY.

UM, FOR A TERM OF UP TO THREE YEARS, NOT TO EXCEED A, 1,000,700 $25,000.

THIS RCA SCHEDULED TO GO TO COUNCIL ON JULY 30TH.

THANK YOU, AMY.

ANY QUESTIONS, MICHELLE? UM, I GUESS JUST, CAN YOU ELABORATE A LITTLE BIT ON THE SERVICES BEING PROVIDED HERE? UM, I WILL SAY THAT I'M GENERALLY EXCITED, BUT YEAH, SURE.

COMMISSIONER WHITE, IT'S A REMOVAL OF DEBRIS AND CLEAN UP THANKFULLY ITEMS, UH, THINGS LIKE THAT DURING, UH, AT THE, AT THE SITE.

SO WE'LL, THAT'D BE LIMITED TO, YOU KNOW, WHERE THINGS HAVE BEEN COLLECTED INTO BAGS OR INTO PILES, OR WILL THEY ACTUALLY BE LIKE, YOU KNOW, DOING TAKE UP FROM, YOU KNOW, LOOSE ITEMS THAT ARE TRASH AROUND THE, ON THE GROUND.

THEY PICK UP LOOSE ITEMS ON THE GROUND, AS WELL AS BAGGED ITEMS, ANYTHING THAT'S BEEN STACKED UP, THEY DO REMOVE THOSE ITEMS. THAT IS AWESOME.

DOES THIS INCLUDE, UH, THE MEDIA AND IN RIVERS AND RIVERS? IT DOES INCLUDE THAT IN, UH, I BELIEVE THAT MEDIUM WAS CLEANED LAST WEEK OR WEEK BEFORE LAST.

YES, IT WAS.

AND, AND, UH, THANK YOU.

AND WHOEVER ELSE, UH, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT.

I WILL JUST SAY THOUGH, THAT IT WAS PROBABLY ABOUT TWO MONTHS OF A ACCUMULATION BEFORE THAT, SO I'M SO GLAD TO HEAR THERE'S A LONGTERM SOLUTION COMING, SO THANK YOU.

YEAH.

AND THIS IS, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ADD A POOR COMMISSIONER WARREN'S COMMENT THAT THE DELAY WAS JUST A RESULT OF COVID, UH, WITH THE DESIRE TO, UH, EVALUATE THE, UH, COVERT VIRUS WITHIN THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY.

UH, AND WE WERE ASKED TO STAND DOWN FOR A BIT ON DOING SOME OF THOSE, PROVIDING SOME OF THOSE SERVICES.

SO WE RESUMED SERVICES PROBABLY ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO NOW.

OKAY.

YEAH.

AND I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT.

UM, I, I SUSPECTED THAT IT MIGHT BE RELATED.

UM, BUT YEAH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

HI GUYS.

I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS REALLY QUICK.

SORRY.

SO TWO QUICK QUESTIONS.

HOW DOES THIS INTERFACE WITH THE PURPLE BAG SYSTEM, JUST TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE TWO SERVICES ARE GOING TO BE HANDLED DIFFERENTLY, AND THEN HOW DO WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THIS HAS BENDER IN TERMS OF HOW DO THEY MAKE SURE THEY'RE NOT TAKING AWAY PEOPLE'S BELONGINGS, YOU KNOW, SO THEM TAKING THINGS THAT ARE PILED AND THIS DEBRIS AND NOT, UH, SOMEONE'S YEAH.

STUFF, THEY'RE THEIR PERSONAL ITEMS. SURE.

TO START WITH THAT QUESTION, UH, THEY, THEY POST A THREE DAY NOTICE AHEAD OF TIME THAT CRUISE WILL BE COMING THROUGH TO CLEAN ENCAMPMENTS.

UH, THEY, THEY EVEN ASK, UM, RESIDENTS IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE.

SO, BUT THEY, IF IT'S ABANDONED, THEY, THEY TAKE IT.

BUT THE CITY DOES HAVE A PROTOCOL THAT THEY ARE PUBLIC WORKS, HAS PROTOCOLS THAT THEY FOLLOWED BEFORE THEY REMOVE ITEMS. AND THEN WITH REGARD TO THE VIOLENT BAG PROJECT, UH THAT'S UH, WE PROVIDE DAILY SERVICE AT 16 SITES.

UH, SO THAT'S, IT'S A SEPARATE PROJECT, UH, FROM, UH, THE PUBLIC WORKS, UH, CLEANUPS, AND THOSE ARE THE SITES VARY BY MONTH, DEPENDING ON HOW MANY THEY CAN GET TO.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, AMY.

AMANDA, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? I HEAR NO OTHER QUESTIONS.

I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR APPROVAL COMMISSIONER, WHITE APPROVAL.

ALL SECOND STAY HERE WAS THAT? YEP.

WE HAVE YARN COMMISSIONER WHITE MOVING YON.

SECOND.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS? HEARING NONE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

HERE'S OUR ROLL CALL AGAIN? UH, COMMISSIONER.

BARONA ALRIGHT.

ARE YOU YELLING? I'M TAKING A YAY.

YEP.

KATHY.

MELISSA.

YEAH.

AMANDA.

YAY GUY, EVA.

YEAH, EITHER YOU OR THE BABY CAN

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VOTE.

OH, SORRY.

YAY.

YEAH.

OKAY.

MYSELF YET.

SO ANOTHER UNANIMOUS RCA GUYS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALRIGHT.

SO, UH, MOVING ON HERE, ITEM, UH,

[2C. Discussion and Action: Update on the FY 21 Proposed Budget Presentation Victoria Rieger]

THE NEXT ITEM IS ITEM A TO C, WHICH IS THE UPDATES ON THE, UH, 2021 PROPOSED BUDGETS.

AND I THINK VICTORIA, YOU WERE GIVING US NOTHING.

THEY'RE MORNING FISHERS.

AGAIN, MY NAME'S VICTORIA RIEGER, I'M THE FINANCE DIVISION MANAGER AND RESOURCE RECOVERY WITH YOU TODAY TO SEEK YOUR RECOMMENDATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT'S PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 21.

THIS PAST MONDAY, JULY 30TH, THE CITY MANAGER PRESENTED TO THE CITY COUNCIL.

THE CITY'S PROPOSED BUDGET OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

THE CITY MANAGER WILL HOLD TWO WORK SESSIONS WITH COUNCIL, AS WELL AS CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARINGS.

THEN ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12TH, THE CITY COUNCIL WILL BEGIN BUDGET MEETINGS TO APPROVE THE CITY'S BUDGET PRESENTATION.

THIS MORNING, WE'LL BEGIN WITH AN OVERVIEW OF THE PLAIN COMMUNITY FEE AND THE RECENT FISCAL YEAR 20 BUDGET AMENDMENT THAT COUNCIL APPROVED ON JUNE 11TH.

I'LL PRESENT AN OVERVIEW OR A CURBSIDE COLLECTION SERVICES, INCLUDING THE COST OF THOSE SERVICES.

BEFORE FINALLY REVIEWING THE DEPARTMENT'S PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET, INCLUDING OUR PROPOSED RATE CHANGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 21.

NEXT SLIDE CLEAN COMMUNITY FEE IS ESTABLISHED BY ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE LITERARY NUISANCE ABATEMENT STREET CLEANING HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE IN IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE UNIVERSAL RECYCLING ORDINANCE.

CLEAN COMMUNITY FEE IS BILLED TO RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS IN ARR SERVICE AREA, INCLUDING APARTMENT COMPLEXES AND MULTIFAMILY CUSTOMERS.

AS OF MAY ERR OUR CUSTOMERS THAT PAY THE CLEAN COMMUNITY FEE INCOME OVER 409,000 RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS.

AND OVER 25,000 COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS, WE ARE NOT PROPOSING A CHANGE TO THE QUEEN COMMUNITY FEE FOR FISCAL YEAR 21.

NEXT SLIDE, THE RECENT BUDGET AMENDMENT THAT, UH, COUNCIL APPROVED INCLUDES, UM, INCREASED LEVELS OF STREET SWEEPING SERVICES AND INCREASED LEVELS OF COMMUNITY LITTER ABATEMENT YOU'LL RECALL.

LAST FISCAL YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT PROPOSED A 65% REDUCTION IN THE PLAIN COMMUNITY FEE AND DURING BUDGET DELIBERATIONS COUNCIL DECIDED TO LEAVE THE FEE FLAT TO GIVE THE DEPARTMENT AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS CITYWIDE LITTER ABATEMENT ISSUES.

SO OVER SEVERAL MONTHS, ARR ENGAGED WITH OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS AND IDENTIFIED SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET COUNCIL'S DIRECTION.

ARR WILL EXPAND ITS CORE SERVICES OF STREET SWEEPING PREVIOUS SLIDE, PLEASE, HERE ARE REAL EXPANDED CORE SERVICES OF SWEET STREET STREET SWEEPING TO INCREASE THE FREQUENCY AND BETTER MAINTAINED BIKEWAYS ON RESIDENTIAL AND MAJOR STREETS.

YOU AMENDMENT FUNDS OF FIVE PERSON CREW AND THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR THE SERVICE INCREASED LEVELS OF LITERAL BASEMENT INCLUDE A NEW TEAM DEDICATED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT TO PARTNER WITH VARIOUS CITY DEPARTMENTS TO PROVIDE HOMELESS IN CANYONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY TO PROVIDE CLEANUPS.

RATHER, THE TEAM WILL CONSIST OF A SIX PERSON CREW, ONE PERSON, UH, ONE SUPERVISOR AND RELATED EQUIPMENT.

THE PARTNERSHIP WITH PUBLIC WORKS FOR INCREASED FUNDING FOR RIGHT AWAY CLEANUPS, AND WILL ALLOW THAT TO WORK, TO INCREASE THE FREQUENCY OF CLEANUPS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

IN ADDITION TO BUY THAT BAG PROGRAM WILL EXPAND TO ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS AND CAN'T MAKE CLEANUPS ON PARKLAND WILL ALSO BE A TARGETED FOCUS.

LONGSTANDING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN COMMUNITY COURT WILL RECEIVE ADDITIONAL FUNDING THAT WILL ALLOW THEM TO HIRE A LEADER TO OVERSEE A NEW CREW DEDICATED TO CITYWIDE CLEANUPS, INCLUDING GARBAGE HAS A PICKUP AT SPECIFIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THAT BUDGET AMENDMENT WAS FOR THREE POINT $2 MILLION.

WITH THE ADDITION OF 1250.

NEXT SLIDE CURBSIDE COLLECTION SERVICES FOR TRASH COLLECTION IS FUNDED BY OUR TRASH CART.

FEES OR FEES ARE BILLED TO CUSTOMERS WHO RECEIVE WEEKLY TRASH COLLECTION FROM ARR.

AND YOU'LL SEE THE, UH, COUNT OF PARKED CART FEES ON THIS, UH, ON THIS SLIDE.

AND

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AS YOU CAN SEE, 98% OF OUR TRASH CARTS ARE RESIDENTIAL.

WHILE ONLY 2% ARE COMMERCIAL.

THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF RESIDENTIAL CART SIZES FILLED.

THE BROWN CHART PROVIDES A HISTORY OF THE PERCENT DISTRIBUTION AMONG OUR PART SIZES IN JANUARY OF THE YEARS SHOWN AS WAS THE CASE.

LAST YEAR, THIS CHART SHOWS A SLIGHT MOVEMENT AWAY FROM THE STANDARD 64 GALLON CART, PRESUMABLY TO THE SMALLER BALLON PART SIZES AS THOSE LIKE THOSE SIZES ARE SLIGHTLY INCREASING.

THE 96 GALLON CART REMAINED STEADY OVER THE SAME TIME.

CURRENTLY TRASH CART FEES ARE CURRENTLY AT 16 CENTS A GALLON FOR THE 24 32 AND 64 GALLON AND 30 CENTS PER GALLON FOR THE 96 GALLON CART AND OUR BILL PER CART.

WE ARE PROPOSING A RATE CHANGE IN OUR 96 GALLON CART FOR FISCAL YEAR 21.

SO WE DO PROJECT A SLIGHT REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS CHOOSING TO KEEP THAT CART SIZE.

AND THAT SHOWED IN THE BOTTOM BOTTOM CHART.

EXCELLENT KNOW MAJOR RATE IS OUR BASE CUSTOMER FEE IS SPACE SUPPORTS OUR CURBSIDE COLLECTION SERVICES, INCLUDING RECYCLING COMPOST COLLECTION, RUSH COLLECTION AND PROCESSING.

AND OUR BULK COLLECTION IS FEE IS CHARGED TO ALL ARR CURBSIDE CUSTOMERS, INCLUDING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL.

AS THE CHART INDICATES THE NUMBER OF COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS.

I'M SORRY, THE NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS COMPRISES 99% OF OUR CUSTOMER BASE WHILE ONLY 1% IS COMMERCIAL.

AND THESE COUNTS PART AS OF MAY, 2020, EXCELLENT HE'S CHARGED DISPLAY OUR BASE CUSTOMER FEE COUNTS, WHICH REPRESENT CURBSIDE COLLECTION CUSTOMERS.

THE BROWN CHART SHOWS RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER COUNT INCREASING BY AN AVERAGE OF 1.5% SINCE 2016, THE MULTICOLORED CHART AT THE BOTTOM, SHE HAS A PROJECTED GROWTH IN OUR RESIDENTIAL BASE CUSTOMER COUNT.

AND THE CONTINUED DECLINE IN COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS, THE RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER GROWTH ASSUMPTIONS ARE BASED ON PROJECTIONS PROVIDED BY THE CITY.

THAT'S EXCITING.

THE TOTAL ANNUAL COST OF SERVICE FOR BASE SERVICES TOTALS 50 POINT $2 MILLION.

AND THAT'S DISPLAYED IN THE COLUMN THE THIRD COLUMN THERE.

SO THIS TRANSLATES INTO A MONTHLY COST OF JUST OVER $20 AFTER OFFSETTING REVENUE.

WE EXPECT TO RECEIVE FOR THINGS SUCH AS RECYCLING REVENUE, SERVICE, INITIATION FEES, AND INTEREST INCOME, AND NET MONTHLY COSTS PROVIDE SERVICES SUPPORTED BY THE BASE FEE IS APPROXIMATELY $19 AND 8 CENTS PER MONTH FOR TRASH COLLECTION.

THE TOTAL COST OF SERVICE IS 29.9 TRANSLATING INTO A MONTHLY COST OF 1122.

AND AFTER APPLYING OFFSETTING REVENUE, PRIMARILY FROM EXTRA GARBAGE FEES, THE NET COST OF PROVIDING CURBSIDE TRASH COLLECTION SERVICE IS JUST OVER $11 A MONTH.

EXACTLY THE DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 21 BY COUNCIL STRATEGIC OUTCOME IS SHOWN HERE.

THE DEPARTMENT'S PROPOSING A BUDGET OF 106 POINT $1 MILLION.

74% OF THAT ALIGNS WITH THE COUNCILS HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT.

OUTCOME.

2% OF OUR BUDGET IS ALIGNED WITH GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS AND 1% LESS THAN 1%, WE HAVE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND AFFORDABILITY.

THE REMAINING 24% OF OUR BUDGET IS TRANSFERS AND DEBT SERVICE.

THE DEPARTMENT'S PROPOSED MAJOR RATE CHANGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 21, INCLUDING THE INCREASE TO THE BASE RATE AND THE 96 GALLON CART FEE.

WHEN THE CURBSIDE COMPOST PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY COUNCIL, THE DEPARTMENT ESTIMATED THAT COST TO IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAM AT $4 PER MONTH AND AIR ARE DELAYED INCREASING RATES UNTIL THE CURBSIDE SERVICE WAS AVAILABLE TO CUSTOMERS.

CITYWIDE EXPANSION CONCLUDING IN FISCAL YEAR 2021, ARR IS FOR POSING $2 AND 60 CENTS PER MONTH INCREASE TO PRESUMED FUNDING THAT SURFACE THE TRASH CART FEES ON

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CURBSIDE TRASH COLLECTION.

AND THE RATES VARY BASED ON THE CUSTOMER SELECTED TRASH CART, YOUR OURS RAISING THE MONTHLY RATE FOR, FOR A 96 GALLON, A TRASH CART BY A DOLLAR 90 TO COMPENSATE FOR RISING SERVICE COSTS WHILE ALSO INCENTIVIZING THE USE OF SMALLER TRASH CARDS AND INCREASE DIVERSION.

WELL, THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE RESIDENTIAL RATE CHANGE.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE RATE CHANGE PROPOSED AS A PORTABLE TO ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS, INCLUDING OUR COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS, APPROXIMATELY 2100 CUSTOMERS, COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS THAT RECEIVE OUR CURBSIDE COLLECTION SERVICES.

WE'LL ALSO SEE AN INCREASE OF $2 AND 60 CENTS TO THE BASE FEE.

WHILE TWO 60 IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO STRUCTURALLY ALIGN OUR BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 21, WHICH YOU'LL SEE IN THE NEXT SLIDE, YOU PLAN TO INCREMENTALLY RAISE RATES OVER THE NEXT FOUR TO FIVE YEARS, WHICH WILL BALANCE OUR BUDGET.

EXCITED.

THIS IS A SNAPSHOT OF OUR FUND SUMMARY FOR A FISCAL YEAR 21.

YOU'LL SEE IN THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN SHOWS OUR AVAILABLE FUNDS, WHICH IS OUR REVENUE OF 103.9 MILLION.

OUR TOTAL REQUIREMENTS ABOUT 106.1.

OBVIOUSLY YOU CAN SEE THAT THAT DOES NOT MEET THE REVENUE DOES NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS.

AND AS HAS BEEN THE CASE FOR SEVERAL YEARS, OUR DEPARTMENT'S ENDING FUND BALANCE WILL COVER THAT SHORTFALL.

HOWEVER, AS I MENTIONED, DURING THE FORECAST PRESENTATION IN MAY AIR MUST END INTENSE TO SEEK A PATH TOWARDS INCREASING FUNDING FOR BASE CUSTOMER SERVICES IN ORDER TO COVER OUR COSTS.

NEXT SLIDE, OUR PROPOSED REVENUE FOR FISCAL YEAR 21 IS AT 103 POINT 9000069.4 MILLION COMES FROM OUR RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS AND INCLUDES BASE REVENUE AND TRASH CART REVENUE THAT REPRESENTS 67% OF OUR REVENUE.

2.4 MILLION COMES FROM COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS PAYING THE BASIC CART FEE.

AND THAT REPRESENTS 2% OF OUR REVENUE STREAM.

28.6 MILLION COMES FROM QUINN COMMUNITY FEE.

CUSTOMERS PAID BY BOTH RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL.

THIS REPRESENTS 28% OF OUR REVENUE STREAM THROUGH 83% OF THEIR OURS REVENUE COMES FROM RECYCLING SALES AND AT OTHER NEXT SLIDE.

AND FINALLY, THESE ARE OUR CATEGORIES OF EXPENSE, UH, WHICH ACCOUNT FOR ROUGHLY 86% OF OUR BUDGET.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, 43% OF OUR PROPOSED BUDGET IS SPENT ON PERSONNEL.

THIS LINE ITEM SUPPORTS OUR CURRENT FTE COUNT OF 470 IS ALSO INCLUDED IN QUINCY ADDITION OF 11 NEW FTE RELATING TO CUSTOMER GROWTH, INCREASING LITERACY, INCREASING LITERACY NEEDS AND FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CURBSIDE COMPOST COLLECTION SERVICES.

THE NEXT LARGEST CATEGORY INCLUDES CAPITAL SPENDING ON VEHICLE REPLACEMENTS AND EQUIPMENT, WHICH AMOUNTS TO 11.7 MILLION VEHICLE MADE ITS ROUNDS OUT THE TOP THREE AT 10.5 OR 10% OF OUR BUDGET PAYMENT PER DEBT FINANCED.

CAPITAL ITEMS IS 4.8 MILLION OR 5% OF OUR BUDGET IS SPENDING OUR RECYCLING PROCESSING CONTRACTS INCLUDES AMOUNTS BUDGETED FOR PAYMENT PROCESSING FEES TO TDS AND BALCONIES.

AND THIS REPRESENTS APPROXIMATELY 5% OF OUR BUDGET.

THE LANDFILL DISPOSAL CONTRACT INCLUDES TIPPING FEES FOR ALL OF OUR TRASH COLLECTION, INCLUDING THAT COLLECTED IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT.

THE NEXT THREE ITEMS REPRESENT SOME OF THE OTHER TRANSFERS FOR THINGS SUCH AS CITYWIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CONTROLLER'S OFFICE, TREASURY TREASURY OFFICE CITY MANAGER AND BUDGET OFFICE.

THE ALLOCATION IS FOR THE CITY'S NETWORK AND SUPPORT OF UTILITY BILLING SYSTEM ARE AS WELL.

WE'RE ALSO BUDGETING 1.6 MILLION FOR REPLACEMENT PURCHASES IS OF CARTS AS PART OF OUR NORMAL OPERATIONS.

SO AS I MENTIONED, THIS TABLE REPRESENTS 86% OF OUR BUDGET AND THE REMAINING 14% REPRESENTS CONTRACTUALS AND COMMODITIES.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND HERE'S A SNAPSHOT OF OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, WHICH IS LARGELY DEVOTED TO THE ONGOING PURCHASE OF NECESSARY VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT.

UH, AND THE COMPLETION

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OF THE VEHICLE FLEET TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES SPENDING ON NEW AND CAPITAL SPENDING ON NEW AND REPLACEMENT VEHICLES IS EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 11.6 TO 14 POINT $8 MILLION PER YEAR.

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AND SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS AT A COST OF ABOUT 300,000 ARE UNDERWEIGHT TO EXISTING FACILITIES.

THE KENNETH GARDNER SERVICE CENTER AND THE, OUR, OUR DMC EXCITING.

THIS CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

AND WE'LL BE HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE.

SO WE, WE SPEND ABOUT 1.6 MILLION ON REPLACEMENT CARDS.

IS THAT HOW MANY CARDS IS THAT? IS THAT FAIRLY TYPICAL? I MEAN, WE KNOW, I KNOW IT'S JUST A SMALL LINE ITEM, BUT JUST WONDERING FRENCH, DO YOU HAVE A SENSE FOR WHAT THAT REPRESENTS? UH, YES.

THAT'S, UM, YOU KNOW, ABOUT 35,000 CARTS, UM, YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT OUR TRASH CARDS, OUR RECYCLING CARDS AND OUR PARTS, UM, YOU KNOW, OVER 600,000 CARS OUT IN THE STREETS.

SO, UH, WE'RE REPLACING ABOUT FIVE, 5% OF THOSE YEARS, SO, OKAY.

THANKS FOR THAT.

OKAY.

I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THE, UH, THE EXTRA TRASH FEE I SAW THAT THAT WAS, UH, LISTED ON THERE.

I HAD HEARD THAT PERHAPS THAT HAD BEEN SUSPENDED.

CAN YOU, UH, JUST LET ME KNOW, I GUESS WHAT THE CURRENT SITUATION IS AND IF THAT IS THE PLAN IS FOR THAT TO BE IMPLEMENTED AS USUAL AND THEY HAVE COME IN BUDGET.

YEAH.

EXTRA, EXTRA GARBAGE FEES, WORSE SUSPENDED, UH, THEN BEGINNING, UH, OF THE PANDEMIC, I FORGET WHICH MONTH EXACTLY.

BUT WE STERILE, STILL ARE SUSPENDING THOSE FEES.

UH, THEY'RE THERE, UH, MAYBE A PLAN ONCE, UM, UM, ONCE WE GET WORD FROM, UH, CITY HALL, WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN CONTINUE TO, TO, UM, TO WAIVE THOSE FEES.

SO THERE MAY BE A PLAN IN PLACE TO, TO REINSTATE THOSE PHASE.

I'M JUST NOT SURE THE TIMING OF THAT.

OKAY.

UM, WELL, CAN YOU MAYBE SHARE THEN, UM, KIND OF HOW THAT CAME ABOUT SINCE THAT DIDN'T COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION AND, UH, YOU KNOW, THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE THAT IS BEING FORGOTTEN AND I GUESS, ANY INFORMATION AND KIND OF HOW THAT IS SPREAD ACROSS, UH, DIFFERENT CUSTOMERS.

I CAN IMAGINE THAT, YOU KNOW, MAYBE THERE WERE SOME CUSTOMERS THAT WERE IN NEED, BUT, UM, MANY WHO PROBABLY DID NOT NEED THE FEE WAIVER.

SO YEAH, JUST WANTING SOME MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE.

DO YOU HAVE THAT, DO YOU HAVE THAT AMOUNT OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD? I DON'T HAVE TO FOREGO A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF REVENUE THROUGH THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

CORRECT.

SO WE HAD, UM, WE HAD, WE HAD BUDGETED ABOUT HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUE FOR THE ENTIRE FISCAL YEAR.

UM, WE ARE PROJECTING, UM, UH, MAN, UH, FINALLY BELOW THAT, UH, PROBABLY ABOUT A HUNDRED, $150,000 BELOW.

UM, AND AS FAR AS WHAT IS IN THE BUDGET FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR, WE CURRENTLY HAVE OUR SIMILAR PROJECTIONS FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR, UM, TO COME IN RIGHT AROUND THAT HALF A MILLION DOLLAR MONTH.

UM, WE HAD BEEN SEEING SLIGHTLY LESS, UH, EXTRA GARBAGE KEY THIS FISCAL YEAR, THEN PREVIOUS FISCAL YEARS, WHICH IS GOOD FROM RIGHT.

IT, UM, OBVIOUSLY IT MEANS LESS FEES, BUT WE ARE STILL PROJECTING AROUND THE HALF MILLION DOLLARS FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

VICTORIA, CAN YOU GO BACK TO SLIDE 14, PLEASE? I THINK CT, YEAH.

LET ME PULL UP SLIDE FOUR FROM THE PREVIOUS PRESENTATION, PLEASE.

I BELIEVE IT'S LIKE RIGHT JERRY.

I'M SORRY, WHAT? CORRECT.

OKAY.

CTM, THOSE WERE THE TOP 10 EXPENSE CATEGORIES.

IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE REFERRING

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TO? CORRECT.

OKAY.

I THINK THAT WAS BASICALLY PART OF THE YAWNS QUESTION AND KIBO, ACTUALLY, I'M LOOKING AT WAGES AND A KIND OF A TIE INTO, TO A CONCERNS AND, AND LITERALLY JUST THE OVERALL BUDGET ITSELF.

AND PLEASE, UH, CAN YOU AND I HAVE DISCUSSED THIS PREVIOUSLY, BUT, UH, YOU KNOW, SHOULD WE CONSIDER A SLIGHT BUDGET ADJUSTMENT FOR EMPLOYEE SALARY INCREASES? AND I SAY THIS, YOU KNOW, PURSUANT TO THE, UH, AGGRESSIVE PRIVATE SECTOR, I GUESS, RECRUITMENT OF ARR COLLECTION PERSONNEL.

I MEAN, IS THIS SOMETHING THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, IN ORDER TO KEEP FOLKS HERE, WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE TO CONSIDER SOME ADDITIONAL, UH, COMPENSATION AND, OR A WONDERFUL REASON FOR THEM TO HANG OUT WITH US.

AND I'M NOT, I THINK IT'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO ENTERTAIN.

SO HAVING SAID THAT IF NOT ON THIS BUDGET, PERHAPS IT SHOULD BE AN AGGRESSIVE TOPIC THAT WE CONSIDER WE'RE AT 2021 OR 2122.

AND KEN, YOU AND I HAVE TOSSED AROUND A COUPLE OF THOUGHTS AND IDEAS, BUT AGAIN, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT, UH, LITERALLY IS, IT MAY NOT SOUND LIKE A BIG ISSUE TODAY, COMMISSIONERS, BUT IN ABOUT THREE MONTHS, SIX MONTHS, WHEN A, WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FOLKS TO START THOSE TRUCKS UP AND WE'RE NOT ABLE TO GO OUT THERE AND PICK UP THE, UH, NEEDED, NEEDED GARBAGE COLLECTION.

AND, OH, WE'RE NOT ABLE TO PERHAPS, UH, GET THAT RECYCLING SERVICED.

WE WILL HAVE, WE WILL HAVE AN ISSUE.

AND I I'M TRYING TO AVOID THAT, OR AT LEAST START THINKING ABOUT HOW WE CAN AVOID THIS COMING TO FRUITION.

THAT MAKES ANY SENSE.

CAN YOU SHARE SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT, UM, YOU KNOW, WHAT YOU'RE SEEING OUT THERE IN TERMS OF, IT SOUNDS LIKE AGGRESSIVE RECRUITING GOING ON BY PRIVATE FIRMS? OH, ABSOLUTELY.

IN FACT, KEN CAN CHIME IN ON THIS, BUT IN LIGHT OF WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE VIRUS, I MEAN, YOU HAVE MANY, MANY, MANY OF US WHO WANT TO STAY HOME AND HAVE A DELIVERY OF OUR AMAZON PRODUCTS OR UPS OR YOU NAME IT, AND THESE GUYS NEED DRIVERS.

LIKE WE DO TO GET THESE DELIVERIES DONE.

CAN YOU'RE YOU'RE PROBABLY BETTER SUITED TO TALK ABOUT THIS IN MAY IN GENERAL, THANK YOU.

THAT THIS IS KEN SNIPES, DIRECT OFFS AND RESOURCE RECOVERY IN GENERAL.

THE ARTISTIC INDUSTRY IS REALLY, REALLY STRONG RIGHT NOW AND RECRUITING HEAVILY, UH, FOR ECON SUPPORTIVE E-COMMERCE.

AND SO, UM, I ACTUALLY, UM, UM, ENTERTAIN THE CONVERSATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION RECENTLY, AND THIS IS NOT JUST AN AUSTIN ISSUE.

THIS IS A NATIONWIDE ISSUE, UH, IN WHICH WE SEE, UH, ALL THE, ALL THE MAJOR PLAYERS REALLY HEAVILY RECRUITING CDL HOLDERS RIGHT NOW, UH, TO COME AND DRIVE FOR THEM.

AND, UH, WE'RE IN THE SAME BOAT THAT WE'RE SEEING A LOSS OF STAFF AS PEOPLE CHASE, UM, HIGHER SALARIES AND ALSO, UH, BONUSES THAT OTHER COMPANIES ARE OFFERING, UH, THAT, YOU KNOW, WE CAN'T OFFER.

AND WE DON'T, UM, WE'RE NOT, WE DON'T PAY AS WELL AS THEY DO IN MANY CASES.

AND SO IT'S A, IT'S A, IT'S A REAL CONCERN.

UM, AND IT'S ONE THAT A LOT OF MUNICIPALITIES ARE WRESTLING WITH RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU, KEN, ANY OTHER, ANY OF THE THOUGHTS OR QUESTIONS, YOU KNOW, COMMISSIONERS AGAIN, THERE MAY NOT BE ANYTHING WE CAN, WE CAN ADDRESS WITH THIS YEAR'S BUDGET, BUT IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD, UH, CONSIDER AN AND LOOK FOR SOLUTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR.

AND, YOU KNOW, HERE, I MEAN, JUST SOME INNOVATIVE THOUGHTS AND IDEAS.

YOU KNOW, MONEY IS A, IS A BIG FACTOR.

WE NEED THAT TO BUY GROCERIES, TO PAY UTILITIES, TO PROVIDE A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS.

AND A LOT OF TIMES, 19 TO $20 AN HOUR IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, DOESN'T GET YOU A WHOLE LOT NOW AS A DEPARTMENT.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS ME THROWING OUT A SILLY IDEA THAT KEN AND I HAD CHATTED ABOUT, BUT, UH, WE OWN, WE OWN CONSIDERABLE REAL REAL ESTATE HERE IN AUSTIN.

ARR DOES.

I MEAN, IS IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO PROVIDE, UH, YOU KNOW, SOME SORT OF HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOME OF THE EMPLOYEES YOU WERE COMING

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IN FROM, UH, VARIOUS COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT, THROUGHOUT TEXAS OR CENTRAL TEXAS? I SHOULD SAY.

I MEAN, SHOULD WE BE ABLE TO PROVIDE A STIPEND TO THEM TO ASSIST THEM WITH THIS? AND AGAIN, THESE ARE JUST LONG TERM THOUGHTS AND GOALS.

IT WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE, BE VETTED AGGRESSIVELY AND, AND RESPONSIBLY, BUT, UH, AND AGAIN, JUST, JUST SOME IDEAS AND THOUGHTS ON A TOPIC THAT IS NOT REAL REAL BIG TODAY, BUT IT COULD BE VERY CHALLENGING IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE THAT I WANT US TO BE AWARE OF.

BUT ANYWAY, MY 2 CENTS COMMISSIONERS.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT GUYS.

SO GO AHEAD.

I'M SORRY.

OH, SORRY.

JUST, I MEAN, JUST TO KIND OF CIRCLE BACK, CAUSE I DON'T FEEL LIKE ALL MY QUESTIONS WERE EXACTLY ANSWERED, UM, ABOUT WAIVING THOSE FEES.

I REALIZED THAT THAT'S NOT A LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

UM, BUT I GUESS IN LIGHT OF OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A NEED FOR, FOR REVENUE.

AND SO I WOULD JUST HOPE THAT, UM, I DON'T KNOW THAT THIS COMMISSION CAN BE CONSULTED MAYBE A BIT MORE PROPOSALS THAT WOULD EFFECT A REVENUE, BE IT LARGE OR SMALL.

UM, AND I THINK ESPECIALLY THIS ONE ON, ON WAIVING FEES OR ADDITIONAL TRASH, YOU KNOW, I SEE THAT AS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT'S NOT JUST A REVENUE THING, BUT IT IS IN MY MIND, YOU KNOW, REALLY KIND OF CONTRADICTS THE GOALS THAT HAVE BEEN SET FORTH IN TERMS OF WASTE REDUCTIONS.

SO JUST, YOU KNOW, KIND OF WANTED TO CIRCLE BACK ON THAT.

THANKS.

AND JERRY, CAN YOU HEAR ME? I CAN HEAR YOU.

OH, GOOD.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO SECOND THAT AS FAR AS WHAT I EVEN SAID, AND THAT IS THAT I THINK IT SENDS A REAL MIXED MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC WHERE WE'RE TRYING TO GET THEM TO DECREASE, UH, TRASH AND GO MORE FOR RECYCLING.

SO I THINK IT'S, IT'S, IT'S VERY CONFUSING.

SURE.

CAN I SPEAK TO THAT AND JUST MAYBE, UH, ADDRESS THE, UH, OR ANSWER THE QUESTION? HEAR ME, KEN CAN, YES, GO AHEAD PLEASE.

ALRIGHT.

SO, UM, I, I DID WANT TO SAY THAT REALLY QUICKLY, UM, THAT, UM, THAT RESULTED FROM A, UH, REQUEST TO TRY TO PULL TOGETHER A CAVEAT OF OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS THE CITY TO CREATE RELIEF FOR RESIDENTS, UM, FROM ALL OF THE DEPARTMENTS.

AND, UM, IT HAPPENED REALLY QUICKLY.

UM, IT WAS A, THE ATTEMPT WAS TO SQUEEZE IT IN, NOT BY OUR, BUT SO THE CITY, UM, IN THE, UH, UPCOMING COUNCIL SESSION AT THAT TIME.

AND SO THAT WAS A, AT ONE, I'D SAY ABOUT A WEEK OR SO, UM, UH, THAT WE HAD TO PULL THAT TOGETHER, BUT THE IDEA WAS TO NOT OVERLY PENALIZE, THOSE WHO WERE AT HOME ALL OF A SUDDEN, UM, BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE WE KNEW WAS THAT THE, UM, TRASH THAT WOULD HAVE ORDINARILY BEEN A PART OF THE COMMERCIAL WASTE PLANNING WAS SHIFTING TO HOME.

AND SO WE KNEW THAT ALL OF A SUDDEN PEOPLE WERE GOING TO HAVE MANY, UM, EXTRA BAGS IN THEIR HOMES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HANDLED THROUGH THE COMMERCIAL STREAM.

AND THE IDEA WAS TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RELIEF FOR, UH, FOLKS AT THAT TIME WHO MIGHT'VE BEEN OUT OF WORK, UH, UNCERTAIN ABOUT WHAT THEIR, UM, THEIR, UM, WORK STATUS MIGHT BE GOING FORWARD.

UM, AND AT THAT TIME, NOT KNOWING THAT THIS WOULD, UH, THE VIRUS WILL CONTINUE FOR AS LONG AS IT HAS OR NOT KNOWING WHAT THE FUTURE WOULD HOLD FOR, UH, FOR THAT PATH.

AND SO NOW WE'RE LOOKING AT, UH, REINSTITUTING THAT, AND, UH, IT STILL HAS TO GO BACK TO COUNCIL.

THANKS.

I APPRECIATE THE EXPLANATION.

ALL RIGHT, KEN, THANK YOU, KEN, CAN YOU HEAR ME? SURE.

YES, YES.

THANK YOU KEN.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? HI, THIS IS, I DON'T HAVE AN ACTUAL BUDGET QUESTION.

I JUST WANT TO NOTE THAT I DIDN'T RECEIVE THIS PRESENTATION AHEAD OF TIME.

UM, AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS JUST ME.

UH, THE PRESENTATION WAS WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU FOR BEING SO COMPREHENSIVE, BUT IT DOES HELP US TO HAVE THESE AHEAD OF TIME.

SO, UM, I WOULD LIKE TO GET THIS AFTER THE MEETING AND JUST A REMINDER THAT FOR THIS KIND OF COMPLICATED INFO, IT REALLY DOES HELP US TO HAVE MORE TIME THAN JUST A MEETING TO REVIEW NOTED.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MAN.

AND I

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ACTUALLY AGREE WITH THAT.

I MEAN, UH, TO, TO BE ABLE TO HAVE, UH, AN UPDATE ON, ON THIS PRIOR TO THE MEETING WOULD BE EXTREMELY BENEFICIAL AND CAN'T THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE EXPLANATION ON ME ON THE DEFERRAL OF THE, UH, EXTRA COLLECTION FEES.

AND HE GAVE ME ANY OF THE THOUGHTS, COMMISSIONERS QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, VICTORIA.

THANK YOU, KEN.

THANK YOU GUYS VERY MUCH FOR THE PRESENTATION, RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

UH, LET'S SEE.

NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS IS

[2D. Discussion and Action: Update on the Universal Recycling Ordinance Multi-Family Recycling Capacity Increase Jason McCombs]

ITEM TWO D AND THAT IS BASICALLY AN UPDATE AND A DISCUSSION ON THE UNIVERSAL RECYCLING ORDINANCE ITSELF ON SARAH.

PULL THAT UP JUST A TIME CHECK.

SO WE'RE DOING GOOD ON TIME NOW.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONERS.

I'M JASON PROGRAM MANAGER WITH AUSTIN RESOURCE RECOVERY.

UM, THIS UPDATE IS SPECIFIC TO THE, UH, THE MULTIFAMILY RECYCLING CAPACITY INCREASE.

UH, I KNOW A LOT OF YOU WERE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THAT DEVELOPMENT OF THAT AND IT WAS SCHEDULED TO, OR IS SCHEDULED, UH, TO, UH, COME INTO PLACE THIS OCTOBER.

SO I JUST WANTED TO PROVIDE A BRIEF UPDATE OF, UH, KIND OF WHERE WE ARE.

UM, SO WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AND I GUESS AS FOR A LOT OF YOU WERE ACTIVELY INVOLVED WITH THIS, UM, AND LAST OCTOBER AMENDMENT WAS PASSED BY COUNCIL, UH, TO THE DEPARTMENT RULES RELATED TO THE, THE URL AND IT FOCUSED ON INCREASING THE SIZE OF EXTERIOR RECYCLING CONTAINERS AND MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES.

IT'S REALLY FOCUSED, UM, WITH THE INTENT OF INCREASING ACCESS TO RESIDENTS AND ALSO HOPEFULLY REDUCING, UM, INSTANCES OF OVERFLOW IMPLEMENTATION DATE WAS DELAYED FOR ONE YEAR FROM THIS PAST OCTOBER TO THIS UPCOMING OCTOBER, UH, TO ALLOW FOR OUTREACH, UM, REBATE OPPORTUNITIES, BUT ALSO TIME FOR MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES TO REVIEW EXISTING WITH CYCLING CONTRACTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS JUST THE LANGUAGE, I THINK, JUST FOR REFERENCE.

UM, WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT ONE X LINE.

AND SO LAST OCTOBER STAFF DID DEVELOP A PLAN.

UH, DO WE HAVE THE NORMAL EURO OUTREACH KIND OF EDUCATION OUTREACH CYCLE, BUT WE DID HAVE A SPECIFIC ONE TO, UH, MULTIFAMILY.

UM, IT FOCUSED A LOT ON, UM, COLLABORATIVE MEETING IN PERSON MEETINGS WHERE IT WAS GOING TO BE, UH, WE HAD REBATE IN PLACE AS WELL, THAT WE WERE FOCUSED TO CENTERING A LOT ABOUT OUTREACH AROUND.

UM, BUT THE IDEA WAS THAT THE OUTREACH WOULD REALLY START PEAKING IN SPRING OF THIS, THIS YEAR, AND THEN CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER.

UM, A LOT OF THESE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES AND OBVIOUSLY, UM, THAT WAS UNABLE TO OCCUR.

SO WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

AND IN MARCH, UH, CITY COMMUNICATIONS ASKS THAT DEPARTMENTS, UH, BASICALLY DELAY ALL COMMUNICATIONS THAT WERE NOT DIRECTLY RELATED, UM, TO THE SPREAD OF COVID.

UM, THAT WAS THE PRIMARY MESSAGE.

AND SO OUTREACH RELATED TO THIS, UH, MULTIFAMILY COMPONENT WAS SUSPENDED AS WELL.

YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE DEPARTMENT SHIFTED, UH, A MAJORITY OF THE OUTREACH TO HEALTH SAFETY AND CORE DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS AND GO TO THE NEXT ONES.

UM, SO, UM, BUT I GUESS NOW WE'RE STARTING TO GET A STAFF BACK WHERE THEY'RE GETTING EVERYONE REENGAGED IN, IN MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS.

UM, WE HAVE STACKS RIGHT NOW.

WE ARE, WE ARE PLANNING ON TO CONTINUE WITH AN OCTOBER 1ST IMPLEMENTATION DATE.

UM, BUT WE'RE REEVALUATING, I GUESS, WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.

AND THEN NOW KIND OF PANDEMIC, UM, KIND OF FRIENDLY OUTREACH OR WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? UM, WE DO HAVE SOME EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE BEEN LOANED OUT TO THE CITYWIDE PANDEMIC RESPONSE.

THEY ARE COMING BACK AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE BRINGING SOME REAL VALUABLE INFORMATION, UM, TO US, UM, AS PART OF THIS DEVELOPMENT OF THE OUTREACH.

UM, WE ALSO HAVE A MULTIFAMILY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST THAT WILL BE JOINED TO THE TEAM SOON.

AND, UM, SO WE'RE HOPING TO SEE A, UH, UH, A LOT OF MORE FOCUS, I GUESS, FOR THE MULTIFAMILY COMMUNITY, JUST IN GENERAL, MOVING FORWARD FROM THE PROPERTY MANAGER AND TENANT FRONT.

UM, BUT LARGELY SPEAKING, I THINK IN THE SHORT TERM WE'RE GOING TO, WE ARE RIGHT NOW, WE'RE GONNA HAVE SOME SOCIAL MEDIA, UM, LAUNCHED IN THE SHORT TERM, THE LONGER TERM PLAN, UH, FOCUSED ON LETTERS, PRINT ADS, BILL INSERTS, UH, FOLLOWING LATER THIS SUMMER.

AND THEN THROUGHOUT

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THE YEAR, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE FOCUSED OUTREACH, UM, ON MULTIFAMILY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND HELP POINT THEM TO RESOURCES.

UH, WE ARE LOOKING INTO VIRTUAL MEETING OPTIONS AND THEN WAYS TO INTEGRATE THAT, UH, TO WORK WITH, UH, PROPERTY MANAGERS.

WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, NEXT SLIDE.

UH, BUT JUST BROADLY SPEAKING, UM, JUST WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH AN OCTOBER 1ST DATE.

UM, THAT IS THE INTENT, UM, AND MESSAGING IS GOING TO REFLECT THAT, BUT WE'RE GOING TO, BUT FINES ARE NOT GOING TO BE LEVIED.

WHAT WE'RE DOING IS WE'RE KIND OF FOLLOWING THE PLAN OF THE EURO IMPLEMENTATION DATE FOR EVERY, YOU KNOW, WE, THE EURO WAS, YOU KNOW, WAS PHASED IN, UM, THE SQUARE FOOTAGE IS OVER TIME.

AND SO WE'RE FOLLOWING THAT PLAN AND, UM, WHAT WE WILL NOT BE, BE ISSUING, UM, FINES OR FEES FOR THAT FIRST YEAR.

AND WE'RE REALLY GONNA FOCUS ON, UM, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH.

SO WHILE THE ORDINANCE IS IN PLACE, WE WILL COMMUNICATE THAT.

UM, BUT WE WILL BE, LIKE I SAID, DIRECTLY REACHING OUT TO MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES.

WE WILL BE, UM, TALKING TO, UM, YOU KNOW, PROPERTY MANAGERS, ANYONE EXPERIENCING CHALLENGES.

WE'RE HOPING THIS TIME CAN ALLOW, YOU KNOW, OPPORTUNITY FOR STAFF TO TALK TO THEM AND WORK THROUGH WAYS TOGETHER FOR THEM TO COME INTO COMPLIANCE.

UM, AND SO THAT'S, THAT'S IT REALLY, UM, I'LL LOOK CLOSE THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS, JASON? THANK YOU.

YES, KATHY.

THANK YOU, JASON.

UM, SO WHAT IS, IS THERE ANYTHING THAT'S DIFFERENT NOW BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC CHANGE? ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR? WELL, YEAH, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE, WE'RE KIND OF ACTIVELY WORKING ON THAT.

I THINK THAT, UM, AND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE, WE'RE KIND OF RIGHT NOW, IT'S LIKE YOU CAUGHT US RIGHT WHEN WE'RE MAKING IT.

I THINK THE BIG THING IS WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT WAYS THAT WE CAN, UH, MEET WITH PEOPLE IN KIND OF A VIRTUAL SCENARIOS SUCH AS THIS WITH RATHER THAN ONSITE.

UM, IT, BUT, UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK BY AND LARGE, YOU KNOW, WITH THE MULTIFAMILY PART, WE'RE GOING TO TRY AND WE'RE GOING TO BE ACTIVELY REACHING OUT TO THEM, YOU KNOW, ESPECIALLY ONES THAT MAY BE EXPERIENCING SOME SORT OF CHALLENGES.

UM, AS THE REPORTING COMES IN, WE'RE GOING TO BE TRACKING THAT FOR THE EURO.

YOU KNOW, IF WE'RE NOTICING CERTAIN PROPERTIES ARE NOT MEETING THAT, WE'LL BE REACHING OUT TO THEM AND, UH, TRYING TO PROVIDE, YOU KNOW, EDUCATION, OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES TO GET THEM INTO COMPLIANCE.

OKAY, GOOD.

WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND, AND, AND START THIS IN OCTOBER.

I'M WONDERING, TELL ME ABOUT THE EDUCATION PART.

WHAT, WHAT ARE, WHAT ARE, WHAT IS THE, UH, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO, I MEAN, PEOPLE ARE FAMILIAR WITH RECYCLING, SO WHAT, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO GIVE, WHAT EDUCATION DO YOU WANT TO GIVE TO THE RESIDENTS, TO THE RESIDENTS THEMSELVES OR TO THE SO FOR, RIGHT, RIGHT NOW WE'RE FOCUSING ON, THERE'S KIND OF TWO SIDES, BUT, UM, SO THERE'S THE, I'M GOING TO CALL IT THE COMPLIANCE COMPONENT OF GETTING IT, YOU KNOW, PROVIDING THE INCREASED DUMPSTER SIZE AND THAT'S GOING TO BE PROPERTY MANAGER FOCUSED.

AND SO WE'RE TO SEND KIND OF STANDARD, UH, WHAT WE DO EVERY YEAR.

UM, LAST YEAR WE, WE HAD SOME OF THE HIGHEST OR REPORTING RATE SOONER THAN WE EVER HAD BEFORE UNTIL THE PANDEMIC HIT AND WE KIND OF GOT DERAILED.

SO WE'RE REALLY GOING TO STICK TO THAT PLAN.

A LOT OF IT IS, IS DIRECT MAILING AND DIRECT CONTACTS WITH VERY CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS ON THOSE AND WHAT THEY NEED TO DO.

UM, I THINK WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS SUPPLEMENT THAT AS WELL, THOUGH, WITH MULTIFAMILY SPECIFIC KIND OF DIRECT OUTREACH AND CONTACTS, THAT'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE LETTERS, EMAILS, PHONE CALLS, POTENTIALLY.

UM, AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN ALSO COLLABORATE WITH, WITH SOME TRADE ASSOCIATIONS AS WELL, UM, TO REACH CONSTITUENTS WITH APARTMENT ASSOCIATION, ET CETERA.

SO, OKAY.

UM, THE ENFORCEMENT IS THAT DIFFERENT MAIL WITH THE PANDEMIC THAN IT WAS GOING TO BE BEFORE AT THE HIP? YEAH.

ON THE ENFORCEMENT? I DON'T, I MEAN, YEAH, I WON'T SAY FOR THE EURO WE'VE WE DO HAVE SOME, WE DO ANTICIPATE HAVING SOME SORT OF CODE COMPLIANCE UNIT COMING INTO PLACE LATER THIS YEAR, BUT, UM, I'M NOT CLEAR ON WHAT THAT'S GONNA LOOK LIKE, YOU KNOW, IN THE PANDEMIC.

UM, I WILL SAY JUST FOR THIS MULTIFAMILY COMPONENT, UM, WE WILL BE COMING TO PLACE, LIKE I SAID, WE WILL BE FOCUSING ON EDUCATION RATHER THAN A COMPLIANCE COMPONENT.

OKAY.

WELL, LET'S SAY FOR A MINUTE, LET'S JUST, UH, LET'S JUST, UH, THINK ABOUT THE WORST SCENARIO JUST FOR A MINUTE AND NOT THAT IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, BUT LET'S SAY SOMEBODY IS REALLY RECALCITRANT AND THEY'RE NOT, THEY'RE REALLY NOT GOING TO DO WHAT THEY CAN DO.

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WHAT, WHAT DOES THE CITY PLAN TO DO ON THAT? DO YOU HAVE ANY SO THAT WHAT WE CALL THAT THAT'S SOMEONE THAT'S NOT MAKING A GOOD FAITH EFFORT IS THAT'S WHAT WE SAY THERE.

AND IF THEY'RE NOT DOING THAT, WE CAN MOVE THEM ALONG THROUGH A COMPLIANCE PROCESS.

OKAY.

SO YOU WOULD, YOU WILL BE LOOKING AT THAT AS WELL.

YES, DEFINITELY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK AND I'M SO GLAD WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE, UH, AND, AND PUT THIS INTO PLACE FROM OCTOBER.

THANK YOU, KATHY.

ANY OTHER, ANY OTHER THOUGHTS? QUESTIONS, COMMISSIONERS, JASON.

GREAT JOB.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU GUYS.

THAT, UH, CONCLUDES OUR NEW BUSINESS.

UH, LET'S SEE, UH, STAFF BRIEFINGS, KEN, THIS IS YOUR SHOW.

[3A. STAFF BRIEFINGS Director’s Report: RRDOC Status, Solicitations Update, Statistical Reports, and Performance]

YEAH, WE PRESENTED THE, UM, THE DIRECTOR'S REPORT.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, BUT THERE ARE, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

I KNOW WE'RE AT TIME.

SO, UM, I DON'T WANT TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE TO FOUR YEARS.

THANK YOU.

I JUST A COUPLE OF REALLY QUICK QUESTIONS.

IS IT POSSIBLE NEXT MEETING TO GET, TO KIND OF GET AN IDEA OF WHAT THE RECYCLING RESIDUAL RATE IS? YES.

THANK YOU.

A BOY.

AND LET'S SEE.

MY OTHER THOUGHT WAS, THAT'S PRETTY MUCH IT ON THIS ONE.

I I'M LOOKING OVER FUTURE SOLICITATIONS.

JERRY, DO WE, DO WE HAVE A, DO WE CLOSE AT 11 OR 1130? 37 30? YES.

IS THAT CORRECT STAFF? I'M PRETTY SURE IT IS.

THAT IS CORRECT, SIR.

THANK YOU, MIKE.

ALL RIGHT.

I DID HAVE A QUESTION ON ONE OF THE SOLICITATIONS THEN IF, UH THERE'S.

SO I WAS LOOKING AT, UM, LET ME MAKE SURE I'M USING THE RIGHT LANGUAGE.

SO THE EDUCATION CLEANUP AND BEAUTIFICATION SERVICES, UH, THAT'S UNDER DEVELOPMENT.

AND SO THAT'S THE CURRENT, UM, CONTRACT WITH KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE KEEP US IN BEAUTIFUL.

THEY DO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS TO THE GRAM.

ONE THING THAT I HAVE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT THAT ISN'T ADDRESSED, I THINK AS WELL AS IT COULD BE IN THE CURRENT SERVICES IS HOW, HOW EQUITABLE THEIR PROGRAMS ARE.

HOW MUCH EFFORT GOES INTO SPANISH LANGUAGE, REACHING OUT TO COMMUNITIES WHO TYPICALLY DON'T PARTICIPATE IN THESE CITY PROGRAMS. AND THERE'S SOME ELEMENTS THAT THEY SEEM TO PRETTY WELL WHEN THEY INTERFACE WITH SCHOOLS.

THERE'S SOME ELEMENTS THAT MAYBE, YOU KNOW, I, FROM WHAT I EXPERIENCED WITH THEIR PROGRAMS, I DON'T SEE THE KIND OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION THAT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IN A PROGRAM THAT IS INTENDED TO BRING THE OUTDOORS TO KIDS AND FAMILIES AS PART OF THEIR CHARGE.

RIGHT? I MEAN, PART OF IT IS YES, THE WATERSHED PROTECTION, BUT PART OF IT IS REALLY ABOUT REACHING FAMILIES AND CHILDREN AND MAKING OUR, YOU KNOW, AUSTIN RESOURCES, OUR BEAUTIFUL PARKS AND SPACES AVAILABLE TO THEM.

SO, UM, THAT WOULD BE MY, MY RECOMMENDATION, MY REQUEST OF YOU, AS YOU DEVELOP THE SOLICITATION, I LOOKED BACK AT THE OLD CONTRACT AND THERE ISN'T REALLY A LOT OF LANGUAGE IN THERE ABOUT THE EDUCATION SPECIFICALLY THAT THERE'S LANGUAGE ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO PROVIDE EDUCATION.

THEY WOULD HAVE TO DO OUTREACH, BUT MORE GUIDANCE ON DEVELOPING A REALLY EQUITABLE POLICY IN HOW THEY DO THAT.

I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

I KNOW THEY ARE CAPABLE, THEY ARE SMART.

IT IS A GOOD PROGRAM.

IF THEY'RE THE ONES WHO RESPOND, IF SOMEONE ELSE RESPONDS GREAT.

BUT, UM, I THINK THAT THE PRESSURE NEEDS TO BE THERE A BIT IN TERMS OF THE LANGUAGE OF THE SOLICITATION TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY STEP UP AND REALLY INVEST TIME IN THAT ASPECT OF THE WORK.

SO THAT'S MY FEEDBACK ON THAT PARTICULAR SOLICITATION.

GREAT, GREAT COMMENTS.

AMANDA TOOK THE WORDS OUT OF MY MOUTH TO THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT.

THIS IS JUST A PLUS ONE TO ALL OF THAT.

AND IF THAT MEANS THAT MORE NEEDS TO BE, YOU KNOW, A HIGHER AMOUNT PERHAPS NEEDS TO BE AUTHORIZED TO ACHIEVE SOME OF THOSE GOALS, UM, I THINK THAT'S WELL WORTH IT.

SO THANK YOU, AMANDA.

GOOD POINTS.

AND WHEN DOES THAT GO OUT ON THE STREETS? JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY, THE IDEA STEP COMMISSIONER'S BRENT PAGE, AGAIN, THAT SOLICITATION IS IN A, IT'S A FINAL REVIEW PROCESS.

WE DID HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF BACK AND FORTH WITH THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT, UM, THAT WE HAD TO MAKE SURE YOU GOT EVERYTHING, PUT IT, IT SHOULD BE OUT THERE.

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UM, WE ARE HOPING, UM, ON NEXT MONTH ON THE STREET, THANK YOU.

DOES THAT MEAN THEN THERE'S NO OPPORTUNITY TO REVISE LANGUAGE AT THIS POINT, WE HAVE NOT FINALIZED TO THE FLIP MUTATION.

I'LL TAKE A LOOK AT IT AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.

UM, WE, UM, I HAVEN'T REVIEWED IT YET, SO, UM, IT MAY HAVE ALREADY GOTTEN SOME OF THAT LANGUAGE INCLUDED.

UM, BUT I'LL DOUBLE CHECK AND TALK WITH STAFF AND SEE IF WE CAN BE BACKWARDS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, BRIAN.

I'M SORRY, GO AHEAD.

SORRY, JUST ANOTHER FOLLOWUP ON THAT.

AND I'M SORRY THAT I HAVEN'T LOOKED THROUGH THE CONTRACT IN DETAIL.

IS THERE ANY SORT OF LIKE MINIMUM, I DON'T KNOW, KIND OF LEVEL OF LIKE SERVICE NUMBER OF CLEANUP OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, OR THAT ARE REQUIRED THROUGH THIS SOLICITATION? UM, I WOULD HAVE TO DOUBLE CHECK AS WELL.

UM, I ALWAYS GET THIS ONE CONFUSED WITH YOUTH EDUCATION CONTRACT, SO, UM, I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK, UH, ON THAT WITHOUT DOUBLE CHECKING FIRST.

SORRY.

OKAY.

WELL I GUESS, UM, I, YOU KNOW, JUST KIND OF BROADLY, I DID NOTICE THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, AS I WAS HAPPY TO SEE THOSE, UH, ADDITIONAL KIND OF CLEANUP SERVICES BEING PROVIDED THROUGH THE CLEAN COMMUNITY FEE.

UM, BUT I DID NOTICE THAT, YOU KNOW, CLEAN UP OF, YOU KNOW, WATERWAYS CREEKS, WHATNOT, UM, SEEMED TO NOT BE INCLUDED.

AND, YOU KNOW, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS THROUGH THE KEY BOSTON BEAUTIFUL PROGRAM AT LEAST TO A CERTAIN EXTENT.

UM, SO IS THAT IT'S NOT BEING PROVIDED, YOU KNOW, DIRECTLY THROUGH CITY SERVICES AND IT IS, YOU KNOW, MORE THROUGH THESE OTHER TYPES OF, YOU KNOW, VOLUNTEER CLEANUPS.

THEN I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT, THAT STILL, I DON'T KNOW THAT THEY'RE THERE THEY'RE BE CLEAR LIKE KIND OF, UH, YOU KNOW, MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR, YOU KNOW, HOW MUCH DIFFERENT AREAS ARE BEING CLEANED UP AND KIND OF BACK TO AMANDA'S POINT, UH, BUT KIND OF, I GUESS, EXPANDING ON IT, LIKE MAKING SURE THAT THOSE DISTRIBUTION OF WHICH AREAS GET CLEANED UP IS DONE IN AN EQUITABLE WAYS.

SO IT'S, UM, YOU KNOW, NOT THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN PARTS OF TOWN THEN THAT MAYBE GET CLEANED UP AND OTHERS THAT DON'T.

THANK YOU.

BUT, UH, ANY OTHER THOUGHTS, CONCERNS ON THAT ITEM? I DO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A BRENT, I MAY BE WRONG HERE, WHICH I PROBABLY AM, BUT NONETHELESS, I THINK THERE'S A SPRING AND A, A FALL DEFINITELY CLEANUP THAT THEY HAVE UNDER THAT CONTRACT.

AND THERE MAY BE MORE FOR ALL FOR ALL I KNOW, BUT, UH, THERE'S AT LEAST A COUPLE OF MINIMUMS THERE.

IF I RECALL.

CAN I JUMP IN REAL QUICK ON THAT, UH, ON THE SCOPE OF WORK, UH, THAT'S AN UNDER DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS.

UH, THERE ARE SOME MINIMUMS IN THERE FOR CLEANING, FOR WATERSHED AS WELL AS WHAT ARR IS LOOKING FOR.

THANK YOU, AMY.

ALL RIGHT GUYS.

ANY OTHER THOUGHTS, CONCERNS BEFORE I ASK A SILLY QUESTION HERE, I'M GOING TO ASK KEN, NOT THAT I WANT TO, BUT I COMPELLED TO THE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SITUATION.

HOW'S THAT COMING ALONG? WE ARE CLOSING THE SITE, BUT WE'RE STILL PROVIDING THE SERVICE THROUGH THE ON CALL.

UH, AND SO, UM, WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT, UH, WE HAVE, UH, WE MAINTAIN THE, UH, LIST, UH, AS PEOPLE CALL IN, WE BUILD A ROUTE FROM THAT LIST OF COLLINS AND WE PROVIDE AN AT HOME, NO CONTACT, UH, WHERE THE, UM, THE RESIDENT, UH, SETS THE MATERIAL OUT AT A DESIGNATED LOCATION.

UH, THE FOLKS FROM OUR STAFF GO TO THEIR HOME, THEY COLLECT THE MATERIALS AND THEY BRING THEM BACK TO THE FACILITY.

UM, SO THAT'S HOW WE ARE PROVIDING THAT SERVICE RIGHT NOW IS TO AN AT HOME COLLECTION AS ACTUALLY A PRETTY, A PRETTY GOOD WAY TO DO THE BUSINESS ACTUALLY.

UM, AND SO RIGHT NOW, UH, BECAUSE OF THE UPTICK IN COVID AGAIN, CAUSE SOME FOR SOME STAFF, UH, AND ALSO THE PUBLIC, UH, WE DECIDED TO CLOSE THE ON SITE COLLECTION AGAIN.

THANK YOU, KEN.

AND THERE, THERE IS NO COST CORRECT FOR THE COLLECTION.

THAT IS CORRECT.

THANK YOU, KEN COMMISSIONERS, ANY OF THE THOUGHTS, CONCERNS ABOUT THE A DIRECTOR'S REPORT, A FOLLOW UP ON YOUR QUESTION? JERRY ARE, HOW ARE PEOPLE LEARNING ABOUT THE CALL IN A HAZARDOUS WASTE? IS THAT A SHARED ON THE WEBSITE OR HOW DO WE KNOW THAT THIS IS NOW? OKAY.

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UM, I THINK WE'RE, WE WERE PLANNING TO ADD IT TO THE WEBSITE.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S HAPPENED YET SINCE WE JUST CLOSED DOWN AGAIN HERE RECENTLY.

UM, I DON'T KNOW IF, UH, IF RICHARD, YOU CAN CHIME IN ON THAT.

UM, BUT WE WERE PLANNING TO DO THAT FOR SURE, JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE WERE AWARE OF THAT SERVICE.

UM, AND IT'S ACTUALLY BEEN PRETTY POPULAR AND THIS IS GINA MCKINLEY.

I WOULD JUST ADD KEN IS CORRECT.

WE TRY TO KEEP OUR WEBSITE UPDATED, UM, AS WELL AS THREE, ONE, ONE, AND OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM WHEN THEY GET CALLS.

UM, ANOTHER TOOL WE HAVE IS THE RECOLLECT APP.

SO ANY CUSTOMERS THAT ARE SIGNED UP FOR THOSE ROOMS, WE CAN OUT NOTIFICATIONS SUCH AS THIS AND REMINDERS AS WELL AS OUR DIGITAL MEDIA OUTLETS THROUGH BOTH OUR DEPARTMENT AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN AS A WHOLE.

THANK YOU, GINA.

YEAH.

WHEN YOU ALSO, NOW THE, I, I THINK I SAW IT ON A LOT OF SOCIAL MEDIA THAT NOW RESIDENTS CAN REQUEST BAGS TO HAVE CLOTHING AND OTHER ITEMS PICKED UP CURBSIDE.

LIKE I KNOW THAT REACHED A LOT OF PEOPLE AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE HAD SIMILAR COMMUNICATION ABOUT THIS ONE YET, BUT, UM, IT, I REMEMBER IT GOT A LOT OF LIKE SHARED A LOT, YOU KNOW, ACROSS DIFFERENT GROUPS AND SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN YOU DID THAT.

GREAT.

I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT.

AND YES, WE UTILIZE PRETTY MUCH THE SAME TOOLS FOR THOSE MESSAGES.

I THINK PEOPLE WERE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW CORTEX SERVICE TO ASSIST DURING THESE TIMES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, STAFF, AMANDA, ANY, UH, YEAH, GO AHEAD, KEN, ON THE ROOTS OF WHAT HAPPENS WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE OUT OF TRAVIS COUNTY AND THEY WANT TO DIVERT THINGS OUT OF TRAVIS COUNTY, CAUSE YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE TO PAY NOW.

I'M NOT SURE IF WE'VE RECEIVED ANY REQUESTS FROM THE HOUSE OF THEIR TERMS COUNTY.

THIS IS DONALD.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

HI DONALD HARDY AUSTIN RESOURCE RECOVERY.

UH, WE'VE HAD, UH, I'M NOT, I DON'T BELIEVE WE'VE HAD A REQUEST FROM OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTY AS OF YET, BUT UM, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, OUR PLAN IS NOT USE THE RESOURCES TO GO TOO FAR OUT, BUT OUR ROUTES ARE PRETTY PACKED AS THEY ARE.

SO PEOPLE ARE, PEOPLE ARE USING THIS RIGHT NOW WITH THE ROUTE.

OH YEAH.

NOT THE, UH, THE FOLKS WITHIN AUSTIN.

YES.

YES.

MA'AM VERY MUCH SO.

YEAH, WE'D DONE A SEVEN AND A HALF TIMES SO FAR SINCE WE STARTED DOING THIS.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMISSIONERS? YEAH, THIS IS KIVA.

UM, SO I'M GLAD THAT THE, UH, PICKUP SERVICE FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE IS, UH, MOVING ALONG.

UH, THANK YOU FOR IMPLEMENTING THAT.

I GUESS MY QUESTION IS, IS, YOU KNOW, CURRENTLY SUSPENDED AT THE TAD LANE FACILITY.

UM, I REALIZE IT'S NOT AS HIGH A PRIORITY AS HAZARDOUS WASTE, BUT GIVEN THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS COPING SITUATION, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG IT MIGHT CONTINUE FOR QUITE AWHILE MORE.

UM, IF THERE HAS BEEN ANY CONSIDERATION TO, UH, YOU KNOW, HOW TO DIVERT SOME OF THOSE OTHER MATERIALS AND, YOU KNOW, FRANKLY, IT'S SOMETHING THAT I THINK IS WORTH CONSIDERING ANYWAY.

AND I THINK OF HAVE BROUGHT UP IN THE PAST, YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST OR OPTIONS FOR, UH, YOU KNOW, FOR PICKUP OF AT LEAST SOME OF THOSE OTHER MATERIALS.

SO JUST WONDERING IF ANY WORK HAS BEEN DONE ON THAT, OR IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT FOLKS WOULD BE WILLING TO LOOK AT IT THERE, YOU KNOW, THAT WAS PART OF MY ORIGINAL RESIDUAL RATE QUESTION.

WHAT IS ACTUALLY GETTING PUT IN THERE SINCE WE HAVE LIMITED ACCESS NOW TO THE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY, BUT NONETHELESS, I MEAN, THOSE ARE VERY INTERESTING THOUGHTS THERE.

YEAH.

ONCE AGAIN, DONALD, UM, YOU KNOW, OUR ORIGINAL THOUGHT WAS JUST TO, UH, AT LEAST INITIALLY, UH, CONCENTRATE ON THE MATERIAL THAT COULD BE HAZARDOUS, ESPECIALLY A BIT, UH, IT GOES INTO THE WASTE STREAM AND THE DRIVERS HAVE SOME CONCERNS AND WE DEFINITELY DON'T WANT TO HAVE FIRES OR ANY OF THOSE GUYS GETTING HURT IF PEOPLE PUT THAT MATERIAL IN THEIR TRASH.

UM, THERE'S, THERE'S BEEN A LITTLE DISCUSSION, BUT, UM, TO BE HONEST, NOTHING THAT, UH, ANDY DAWSON OR I HAVE TAKEN TO ANYONE HIGHER YET TO DISCUSS WHAT OUR POSSIBILITIES MIGHT BE FOR THE OTHER MATERIAL.

UM, ONCE AGAIN, MOST OF THE RESOURCES RIGHT NOW ARE BEING USED FOR THE ROUTE AND TO ACTUALLY USE THE TIME WHILE WE'RE DOWN TO GET MAINTENANCE DONE ON ALL OF OUR EQUIPMENT HERE, OUR BALERS AND COMPACTORS AND THAT SORT OF THING.

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I THINK WE HAVE 15 MINUTES NEAR THE THOUGHTS QUESTIONS HERE IN ALASKA