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IT IS TWO OH FIVE.

[CALL TO ORDER]

WE ARE CONVENING THIS MEETING OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE.

I AM CHAIR OF THIS COMMITTEE, COUNCIL MEMBER, JIMMY FLANAGAN.

WE ARE ON THE VIRTUAL DYESS.

UH, OUR AGENDA TODAY, UH, HAS THREE ITEMS ON IT.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY METRICS CENTERED AROUND THE MAYOR PRO TIM'S ITEM 50 FROM JUNE 11TH.

WE WILL DIG INTO THE CITY BUDGET, UH, SPECIFICALLY AROUND PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES.

AND THEN WE'LL, UH, DO A HIGH LEVEL CONVERSATION ABOUT NINE ONE ONE CALL CENTER DATA, INCLUDING THE CONSULTANT THAT WAS USED BY AUSTIN JUSTICE COALITION, AND SOME WORDS FROM STAFF.

UH, WE HAVE A PANEL OF STAFF FOR EACH OF THESE ITEMS, A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT PANEL OF STAFF FOR EACH OF THESE ITEMS. I WILL DO MY BEST TO PULL PEOPLE IN AND OUT OF THE MEETING AS WE WORK OUR WAY THROUGH IT.

UM, AS, AS I ALWAYS LIKE TO START A MEETING WITH, UH, JUST A LITTLE BIT OF A TECHNOLOGY CHECK IN, UH, I CAN SEE EVERYBODY ON MY SCREEN.

SO IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK, YOU CAN RAISE YOUR HAND.

IF YOU FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE, YOU CAN ALSO USE THE RAISED HAND FEATURE.

THAT'S PART OF WEBEX.

I WILL WATCH FOR BOTH.

UM, I AM ALSO GOING TO BE MUTING YOU.

IF YOU FORGET TO MUTE YOURSELF, PLEASE DON'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.

IT WORKS BETTER IF YOU STAY MUTED WHEN YOU'RE NOT SPEAKING.

UH, BUT JUST KEEP AN EYE ON THAT TO UNMUTE YOURSELF BEFORE YOU SPEAK, BECAUSE YOU WILL STILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THAT.

UM, AND AS, AS A REMINDER TO THE PUBLIC, AS WE DO THESE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETINGS, THESE MEETINGS ARE NOT SCHEDULED FOR ACTION.

WE DON'T ACTUALLY TAKE VOTES OR WE'RE NOT PLANNING TO TAKE ANY VOTES IN THESE CONVENINGS.

THIS IS TO DIG INTO THE WORK THAT WE HAVE THAT HAVE, UH, HAS ROUGHLY ESSENTIALLY BEEN APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL THROUGH RESOLUTION AND WORK THAT WE KNOW THE COUNCIL WILL BE ADOPTING IN SHORT ORDER, NAMELY THE CITY BUDGET.

SO HOPEFULLY TODAY, WHAT WE CAN DO IS DAYLIGHT.

THE GENERAL AREAS OF ISSUE, HELP FOCUS, UH, THE WORK OF THE STAFF AND SET UP THE COUNCIL FOR SUCCESS AS IT GOES INTO BUDGET, HEARINGS AND BUDGET WORK SESSIONS OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS ON THAT PART OF THE BUDGET.

SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND DIG IN OUR FIRST ITEM,

[1. Discussion on safety metrics.]

A DISCUSSION ON SAFETY METRICS.

WE HAVE ONE GUEST JOINING US, UH, MS. STYLES, WHY DON'T YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU'VE GOT TO CONTRIBUTE.

AWESOME.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO, TO ADDRESS YOU ALL.

UM, HELLO, CHIEF.

HELLO, TROY.

UH, CHIEF GAY.

HAVEN'T SEEN YOU GUYS IN A WHILE.

GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

FARRAH IS ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE YOU.

UM, SO JUST TO KIND OF GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND ABOUT MYSELF, BUT THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW MY NAME IS MIMI STYLES.

UM, I GET TO BE THE PRESIDENT AND THE FOUNDER OF MEASURE WHERE RESEARCH, UM, IN PUBLIC EDUCATION ORGANIZATION THAT REALLY LIKES TO ADDRESS COMMUNITY NEEDS THROUGH DATA ACTIVISM, UM, AND THEN ALSO PUBLIC EDUCATION.

AND SO OUR MISSION IS TO USE DATA AND EDUCATION TO MOBILIZE COMMUNITIES, TO ELIMINATE SOCIAL DISPARITIES.

AND SO BEFORE I GET INTO THE MEAT, WHICH I'M REALLY EXCITED TO BE ON THE SIDE OF THE, ON THIS SIDE OF THE DISCUSSION, A LOT OF TIMES WE'RE ADVOCATING FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL TO HAPPEN, BUT THAT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED THROUGH ITEM 50.

UM, BUT WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO IS, UM, PROVIDE A DEFINITION OF PUBLIC SAFETY THAT YOU MAY, WILL THEN SHARE.

YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF I'M SURE.

CONSIDERED.

UM, BUT JUST TO KIND OF GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND MEASURE RECOGNIZES PUBLIC SAFETY AND IT'S APPLIED METRICS HOLISTICALLY, UM, YEAH.

FACILITATING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN ORDER TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND DECREASE COMMUNITY HARM.

AND SO FOR THAT, WE'VE, YOU KNOW, DREAMT UP THIS, THIS, UM, DEFINITION OF WHAT THAT MIGHT LOOK LIKE.

WE ALWAYS, WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY AND REDEFINING PUBLIC SAFETY.

AND SO FOR US, UM, AND I CAN, I'LL SEND THIS TO YOU LATER, CAUSE IT'S A MOUTHFUL, BUT PUBLIC SAFETY TO MEASURE IS A RADICAL SYSTEMS APPROACH TO THE PROTECTION OF LIFE, HEALTH OR PROPERTY WHEREBY THAT SYSTEM THINK OF A COMPUTER.

SO WHEREBY THAT SYSTEM, UM, IS A UNIT TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON EACH COMPONENT RESULTING IN THE OBLIGATION OF DANGER TO THE PUBLIC AND RESULTING IN THE RESTORATIVE COMMUNITY HEALING REQUIRED TO UNDO INSTITUTIONAL RACISM.

AND SO THAT MEANS THAT WE'RE GOING BEYOND ENFORCEMENT.

UM, SO PUBLIC SAFETY IS FOUNDATIONAL TO AMERICAN SOCIETY.

UM, IT HAPPENS BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE, UM, UH, YEAH, IT'S BASED IN PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN, UM, THE PUBLIC AND THE INSTITUTIONS AND INSTITUTIONS

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AS MUTUAL STAKE HOLDERS IN MAINTAINING A SAFE AND FUNCTIONAL COMMUNITY OR COMMUNITIES.

I'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT WHY I MAKE THAT PLURAL.

AND SO DEFINING A PERFORMANCE MEASURE IS ALSO REALLY IMPORTANT, UM, FOR, FOR MEASURE AS WE KIND OF THINK THROUGH THIS WORK.

AND SO I WAS INSPIRED BY THIS WOMAN AND AUSTRALIA, UH, YEARS AGO AND HER NAME IS STACEY BARR, ONE OF THE MOST FORWARD THINKING, UM, PEOPLE WHEN IT COMES TO PERFORMANCE MEASURE CREATION.

UM, AND AS YOU KNOW, IN AUSTRALIA, THEY THINK VERY LEAN.

AND SO I LOVED HER APPROACH AND I ACTUALLY APPLIED THAT TO THE WORD THAT WE DO WORK AT MEASURE BACK IN 2015.

AND SO ACCORDING TO HER, A PERFORMANCE MEASURE IS A QUANTIFICATION THAT PROVIDES OBJECTIVE EVIDENCE TO THE DEGREE TO WHICH A PERFORMANCE RESULT IS OCCURRING OVER TIME.

AND SO AGAIN, WE, SO THINKING THROUGH THAT FRAMEWORK, UM, THIS IS SORT OF THE WAY THAT WE'VE COME UP WITH SOME OF THESE IDEAS THAT I'LL PRESENT TO YOU TODAY.

AND SO COUNCIL'S DECISION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 50, REALLY.

FETTES A NEW MANDATE FOR THE CITY OF DEVELOP A TRANSFORMATIVE APPROACH TO PUBLIC SAFETY, JUST LIKE THAT.

YOU KNOW, THAT THAT DEFINITION THAT I GAVE A MINUTE AGO, SO MEASURE BELIEVES THAT ALL SYSTEMS OF SYSTEMS OF PUBLIC SAFETY MUST COMMUNICATE WITH ONE ANOTHER WITH ONE ANOTHER, I'M SORRY, IN ORDER FOR THOSE GOALS TO BE REACHED, BUT FOR THIS BREAK TODAY, I'LL JUST FOCUS ON HOW APDS METRICS SHOULD BE REFLECTIVE OF THIS TRANSFORMATION.

SO AS YOU ALL KNOW, AND FOR THOSE THAT ARE ATTENDING THAT DON'T KNOW JUNE 11TH, THE CITY COUNCIL ESTABLISHED THE FAULT JUSTICE RELATED POLICY GOALS OR THE SAFETY OUTCOME OF STRATEGIC DIRECTION, 2023, ZERO RACIAL DISPARITIES AND MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS ZERO RACIAL DISPARITIES AND, UM, AND CITATIONS AND ARRESTING RESULTING FROM MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS BY 2023 ZERO USE OF FORCE INCIDENTS BY 2023, ZERO DEATHS AT THE HANDS OF APD OFFICERS BY 2023.

I LOVE MEASURES LIKE THAT.

SO, UM, AND SO MEASURE RECOMMEND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERS STRATEGICALLY ALIGN THESE LONGTERM 2023.

YOU CAN, THAT'S KIND OF RELATIVELY LONGTERM, BUT, UM, COMMUNITY IMPACT GOALS TO AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT'S CURRENT PERFORMANCE METRICS AS A RESULT, THE CITY COULD ACHIEVE DATA INFORMED, UM, UH, BALANCED BY USING APDS METRICS TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES IN AUSTIN.

AND SO WE ALSO BELIEVE THAT THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN AUSTIN, UM, THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY, THEY HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT IT, JUST BEING ONE ABOUT IT AND NOT JUST BEING ONE COMMUNITY AND THAT THERE'S SEVERAL COMMUNITIES IN AUSTIN, RIGHT? DEPENDING ON WHAT, WHERE YOU LIVE.

UM, AND SO MEASURE RECOMMENDS DATA AND METRICS ALWAYS BE DESEGREGATED BY RACE, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND ALSO CITY DISTRICT LOCATION JUST TO GAIN, UM, MORE AT AN EVEN MORE EQUITY DRIVEN INSIGHT.

YEAH.

AFTER REALLY DIGESTING METH, I REALIZED THAT I LINING THE GOALS THAT ARE SET AND RESOLUTION 50 WILL ACTUALLY BE IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT A RADICAL OVERHAUL TO THE CURRENT PERFORMANCE MEASURES CAPTURED BY APD GOALS PROVIDED IN THAT RESOLUTION CALL FOR A DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT APPROACH TO PUBLIC SAFETY THAN CURRENT OPERATIONS.

SO SINCE THE GOALS AND RESOLUTION 50 ARE CENTERED AROUND ERADICATING RACIAL DISPARITY BY 2023, THEN METRICS CAPTURED BY APD WILL NEED TO ALIGN TO MEASURE THESE OUTCOMES STRATEGICALLY.

AND SO I STAYED UP LAST NIGHT DOING SOME BRIEF ANALYSIS, BRIEF ANALYSIS ON JUST A FEW OF THE METRICS ON APDS PERFORMANCE MEASURE WEBSITE, AND MANY OF THEM POINT TO POSSIBLE AND CONSISTENCIES AND DATA CAPTURED.

UM, AND THEY POINT TO OPPORTUNITIES TO TELL A BETTER STORY THROUGH PROFESSIONAL MEASURE DEVELOPMENT.

AND SO AS ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION, WE RECOMMEND THAT MORE ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH BE CONDUCTED BY AN OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION TO FULLY ASSESS THE CURRENT METRICS.

AND OF COURSE INVOLVE THE COMMUNITY IN THE PROCESS.

SO JUST A VERY QUICK SHORT LIST OF

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A COUPLE, UM, THAT I'VE, THAT I PULLED OUT, UH, THE FIRST ONE WAS TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT.

IT WAS UNDER THE TRAP OF THE ENFORCEMENT METRIC AND IT MEASURES TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

THERE WAS A COUPLE THAT TO WATCH.

TWO OF THEM REALLY STOOD OUT.

THE FIRST ONE WAS THE NUMBER OF DWI ARREST AND, AND THE, AND THEN THERE WAS ANOTHER ONE, THE RATE OF SERIOUS INJURY PRODUCING CRASHES FOR 1000 POPULATION, BUT THOSE SHOULD BE MEASURED TO CORRELATE.

SO INSTEAD OF MEASURING THE RATE OF SERIOUS INJURY, SO INSTEAD, SORRY, THEY, YOU SHOULD MEASURE THE RATE OF SERIOUS INJURY PRODUCING CRASHES AS A RESULT OF A PERSON DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL.

AND SO THAT WOULD PRODUCE, UM, UH, YOUR ABILITY TO REALLY ASSESS THIS AS A PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE.

ANOTHER OTHER ONE WAS, UH, UNDER THE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT METRIC AND WAS THE NUMBER OF CITATION VIOLATIONS ISSUED BY APD.

AND SO THIS ONE, AGAIN, IF ALIGNING TO THOSE GOALS SHOULD REPORT THIS METRIC WITH DIS-AGGREGATED DATA THAT SHARES THE DEMOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION OF THOSE WHO RECEIVED THE CITATION AND WHICH DISTRICT THEY, THAT CITATION WAS GIVEN.

THOSE KINDS OF MAPS WILL REALLY HELP US TO UNDERSTAND EQUITY.

AND THEN ANOTHER WAS, UM, UH, UNDER THE PATROL METRIC.

AND SO THIS WAS THE NUMBER OF ARRESTS BY APD.

AND SO THIS ONE ONLY REPORTS DATA FROM 2019.

SO WHILE THE DEPARTMENT, UH, SAYS, AND ON THAT, ON THE WEBSITE, THAT THIS IS A NEW METRIC, I DO BELIEVE THAT HISTORICAL DATA SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO BE INCLUDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING, UM, COMPARISON DATA, UM, UNDERSTANDING SOME BENCHMARKS.

AND ADDITIONALLY, APD SHOULD ALSO REPORT THIS METRIC WITH DIS-AGGREGATED DATA THAT SHOWS THE DEMOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION OF THOSE WHO WERE ARRESTED, AND THEN WHICH AGAIN, CITY COUNCIL THAT THAT ARREST TOOK PLACE, COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS.

UM, I'VE BEEN, I THINK I STARTED MY WORK AROUND THE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS DATA, UM, BACK IN 2015.

AND SO MEASURING COMMUNITY SATISFACTION RATE IS SO COMPLEX AND IT SHOULD BE APPROACHED LIKE THAT AS WELL.

AND SO THERE'S SEVERAL VARIABLES THAT MEASURE RECOMMENDS BE CONSIDERED WHEN DETERMINING COMMUNITY APPROVAL, THE METHODOLOGY OF HOW THE DATA WAS COLLECTED, WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE DATA, SET THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THOSE WHO WERE SURVEYED, WHAT DISTRICT THEY LIVE IN, UM, AND MORE SHOULD BE REALLY TRACKED WITH THIS INDICATOR WHO GOT THE SURVEY, WHO DIDN'T GET THE SURVEY IN ORDER TO GET TO THAT NUMBER OF, YOU KNOW, OVER X AMOUNT PERCENT APPROVED, UM, OF, OF APS OPERATIONS.

UM, AND THEN LASTLY, THE DATA COMPRISING, THIS WAS UNDER SPECIAL OPERATIONS AND THE DATA COMPRISING THE PERCENT OF CRITICAL INCIDENTS RESPONDED TO BY SPECIAL OPERATIONS THAT RESULTS IN NO INJURIES, OR THAT RESULTED IN NO INJURIES TO OFFICERS HOSTAGE PASSAGES OR THE PUBLIC, THAT ONE NEEDS TO BE RISK REASSESSED.

IT COULD BE ACCURATE.

I'M NOT SURE, BUT CURRENTLY APD IS REPORTING 100 OR EACH YEAR, UM, WITH A TARGET FOR 2020 BEING 102.

SO YOU'LL SEE 2017, 100 2018, 100 2019 100 TARGET FOR 20 2100.

SO JUST NOT SURE, JUST ADDING THAT ONE AS ONE THAT NEEDS TO BE, UM, THAT NEEDS TO BE REASSESSED.

AND SO BACK IN 2018 MEASURE DID PROVIDE, UM, A RECOMMENDATION TO, WE ACTUALLY BROUGHT FORTH A RESOLUTION THAT WOULD REQUIRE APD TO PUBLISH REQUIRED THE REGULAR, SORRY, USE OF FORCE DATA.

THAT WAS DIS-AGGREGATING.

BUT UNFORTUNATELY THIS WAS LARGELY NOT ENFORCED.

SO TO ENSURE THAT THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN TO RESOLUTION 15, A MEASURE SEEKS TO INCORPORATE ADDITIONAL CRUCIAL MEASURES, AGAIN, TO TELL A MORE ACCURATE STORY OF THE DEPARTMENT'S PERFORMANCE AND TO ASSESS THE DESIRED COMMUNITY POLICING OUTCOMES.

I'M NOT GOING TO SAY THEM ALL, BECAUSE AGAIN, THIS WAS A RESOLUTION THAT WAS PASSED AND VOTED AND WE THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN A WAY, BUT IT WAS NOT, UM, SOME OF THE, SOME OF OUR MEASURES THAT WE DID PROVIDE HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED AND I'LL MENTION THOSE ONES TOO, BUT WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO UNDERSTAND NUMBER ONE, LIKE THE PERCENT REDUCTION IN OVERALL, YOU SUPPORT SOME DEADLY DIS-AGGREGATED BY DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION.

AGAIN, THIS ALIGNS DIRECTLY WITH RESOLUTION 50, THE PERCENT AND NUMBER OF INTERACTIONS LEADING TO CRITICAL INCIDENCES LIKE SHOOTINGS

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OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, JUST AGGREGATED BY DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION.

AGAIN, UM, YOU KNOW, LEADS TO, TO THE GOALS OF RESOLUTION, 50, SEVERAL MORE PERCENT OF OFFICER'S SUSPENSIONS FOR MISCONDUCT OR SUSPENSION IS NOT OVERTURNED OR REDUCED UPON A PILL.

UM, THERE THERE'S ONE THAT WAS, THAT WAS PROVIDED AND IT LOOKS LIKE HAS BEEN ADOPTED ON THE WEBSITE, ON THE KPI WEBSITE FOR APD, AND THAT'S THE PERCENT CASE CLEARANCE RATES BY TYPE OF THING FENCE.

AND SO, UM, AND THEN ANOTHER ONE WAS THE NUMBER OF RESIDENT COMPLAINTS AND THE NUMBER OF THOSE COMPLAINTS INVESTIGATED.

IT'S NOT CLEAR.

I HONESTLY, I THINK THAT WE WOULD NEED MORE INFORMATION TO COMPARE THIS DATA AGAINST, UM, THE OFFICE OF THE POLICE MONITORS DATA, TO BE SURE IF THIS DATA IS, UM, IS ACCURATE AND UP TO DATE, SOME OTHER ONES ARE, UM, JUST AGAIN, A RESIDENT SATISFACTION, THEY CONSISTENT ANNUAL SURVEY PROTOCOL IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

UM, AND THEN HAVING THAT INFORMATION DIS-AGGREGATED BY CITY DISTRICT AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, GENDER, RACE, ETHNICITY, NATIONALITY, ZIP CODE.

AND WE REALLY LIKE TO UNDERSTAND POLICE OFFICER AND STAFF JOB SATISFACTION.

IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE ARE BEING COGNIZANT OF THOSE THAT ARE ON THE FRONT LINES, UM, SO THAT WE UNDERSTAND HOW THEY ARE, UM, FEELING ABOUT BEING SUPPORTED AND FEELING ABOUT DOING THEIR JOBS EVERY DAY.

AND SO IN THIS PRESENTATION, I'LL END WITH THIS, UM, MEASURE HAS PRESENTED A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK THAT GIVES FULL PRIORITY TO THE COMMUNITY COMPRISING OF ALL PEOPLE IMPACTED AND WORKING TO ELIMINATE DANGER IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, WE'VE CALLED THIS FRAMEWORK, THE SYSTEMS OF SYSTEMS OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

WE PRESENTED A DEFINITION THAT REACTS TO THE CALL TO REIMAGINE POLICING AND PUBLIC SAFETY INCORPORATING THE VITAL NEED TO THINK DIFFERENTLY, TO THINK HOLISTICALLY AND TO THINK WITH HEALING AT THE CENTER TO ACHIEVE A MORE JUST AND LESS RACIST SYSTEM OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

AND SO, AND, YOU KNOW, EFFECTIVE TRANSFORMATION INVOLVES MEASURING THE IMPACT OF PROGRAMS AND POLICIES THAT ARE TO WORK FOR THE PEOPLE WE SHOULD INVOLVE.

THE PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY PERTINENT TO THIS DISCUSSION MEASURE RECOGNIZES THAT METRIC DEVELOPMENT HAS TRADITIONALLY LEFT OUT THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY.

SO WHEN THE NEED TO FIX THE CURRENT METRIC SYSTEM AT APD AND ALIGN THEM WITH RESOLUTION FIFTIES GOALS MEASURE SUGGESTS AGAIN THAT AN OUTSIDE CONSULTANT WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENT INCORPORATING THE COMMUNITY TO REDEVELOP KPIS THAT REFLECT THE AFFIRMATION, THE AFFIRMATION SUGGESTIONS.

AND SO WITH THAT, WHEN I TELL YOU ALL, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK AND TO ADDRESS YOU ALL.

AND IT'S REALLY GREAT TO SEE EVERYBODY IN PERSON AGAIN, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. HOUSE FOR, FOR JOINING US.

I THINK, UH, THE ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, ARIANNA, YOU WANTED TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE STAFF SIDE, AND THEN WE'LL TAKE QUESTIONS.

UM, THANK YOU.

SHARE A FLAT AGAIN.

CAN YOU HEAR ME FIRST OF ALL? YES.

SOUND GOOD.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU AGAIN.

THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT'S REALLY AN EARLY START TO THE DIRECTION PROVIDED IN, UM, AS RELATION, UH, ZERO FIVE, ZERO AS I WOULD REFER TO IT.

UH, MS. STYLES DID REFER TO SOME OF THE, UH, POINTS OF DIRECTION, UH, THAT ARE IN THERE WITH REGARDS TO THE METRICS CENTER, UH, DESIRED TO BE PUT IN PLACE.

I'LL JUST BROADLY SAY THAT THE MEETINGS AREN'T IN PROGRESS IN ORDER TO FIGURE OUT FIRST, HOW TO PUT THESE METRICS ARE THE ONES THAT ARE CLEARLY, UM, IDENTIFIED IN THE RESOLUTION INTO OUR STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS, A DASHBOARD THERE'S ALSO ADDITIONAL WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO DERIVE A NUMBER OF THE METRICS.

SOME OF WHICH MS. STYLES IS MENTIONING, AND THAT WORK IS HAPPENING BETWEEN THE OPPOSITE FORM PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, UH, AT LEAST DEPARTMENT, AS WELL AS THE OPPOSITE, UH, POLICE OVERSIGHT AND THE INNOVATIONS OFFICE.

I THINK I JUST WANTED TO PROVIDE THOSE BROAD COMMENTS AND SEE IF THERE ARE OTHER QUESTIONS AND REALLY, UM, BE RESPONSIVE TO THE QUESTIONS THAT THE COMMITTEE MAY HAVE.

SO WITH THAT, I'LL GO AHEAD AND, UM, ALL OF, WE HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE HERE FROM THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE, UM, READY TO RESPOND TO QUESTIONS.

YOU MAY HAVE PRETEND GARZA.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MISS

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STYLES, YOU BEAUTIFULLY, UM, SUMMARIZE THE GOALS OF, OF ITEM OF ITEM 50 AND, UM, AND ALSO RIGHTFULLY, UM, EXPLAINED HOW, BECAUSE IT'S NOT, IT'S NOT ONLY WHAT MAYBE THE ITEM THAT MEASURE HAD IN 2018, BUT, UM, MANY TIMES AS COUNCIL MEMBERS, WE, UH, PUT FORWARD RESOLUTIONS AND IT, UM, UNFORTUNATELY DOESN'T, UH, THINGS WE DON'T SEE THE RESULTS THAT WE WOULD LIKE FROM THERE.

AND SO WITH THAT IN MIND, UM, I'M CURIOUS TO WHY OPM WAS, UM, PICKED TO TAKE THE LEAD WHILE WE, THEY WERE PART OF THE RESOLUTION IN, UM, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE LAID OUT DEPARTMENTS THAT SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN THIS, WHICH INCLUDE INNOVATION, EQUITY, OPO.

UM, BECAUSE I GUESS I'M A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT, WE WANT SOME ACTIONABLE RECOMMENDATIONS AND I LIKED, I LIKED THE, UM, THE RECOMMENDATION OF AN OUTSIDE CONSULTANT.

AND SO TWO QUESTIONS, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE INTENT IS CLEAR THAT ABOUT WANTING ACTION, ACTIONABLE RECOMMENDATIONS, NOT JUST A DASHBOARD, NOT JUST A REGURGITATION, SO TO SPEAK OF, OF DATA THAT WE ALREADY HAVE, THAT THIS IS WANTING TO TAKE A WHOLE NEW LOOK AND, AND, AND THINKING ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

THAT'S NOT DRIVEN BY REPORTING JUST CRIMES AND HOW WE RESPOND TO THEM.

BUT LIKE, UM, THE EXAMPLES THAT MS STYLES GAVE HER PERFECT, LIKE, YOU KNOW, ARE WE ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS? ARE WE ASKING FOR THE RIGHT DATA IN THE RIGHT KIND OF CONTEXT? UM, SO, SO I GUESS FIRST QUESTION, WHY, WHY DID WE CHOOSE OPM TO LEAD? SO IF I MAY, UH, MAYOR FOR TIM, I THINK IT, IT WAS KIND OF THE LOGICAL CHOICE.

SO FOR THE OPPOSITE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, SINCE IT HAS THE OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY OF ORCHESTRATING CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THE STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS DASHBOARD, OR, UM, OVERALL FRAMEWORK, HOWEVER, I WOULD SAY THAT CERTAINLY THERE'S A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF RESPONSIBILITY WITH REGARDS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AS WELL AS THE OFFICE OF POLICE OVERSIGHT, THEN INNOVATIONS OFFICE AND EQUITY OFFICE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING REALLY FALL IN, UH, UNDER AND, UM, ADDRESS THOSE COMPONENTS OF THE RESOLUTION.

IT CERTAINLY IS MORE THAN JUST IDENTIFYING WHAT THE METRICS ARE THAT ARE CURRENTLY IDENTIFIED AND, OR METRICS THAT MIGHT BE, UM, FURTHER DEVELOPED.

AND CLEARLY THAT'S GOING TO BE THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENTS OTHER THAN, UH, THE OPPOSITE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT.

SO WHILE OPM IS IDENTIFIED, IT POTENTIALLY AS THE LEAD DEPARTMENT, CLEARLY THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT I JUST MENTIONED ARE GONNA BE TAKING LEAD IN DEVELOPING THOSE METRICS.

THE, FOR INSTANCE, THERE'S A SIGNIFICANT WORK EFFORT AROUND IDENTIFYING, UH, LET'S SEE HERE IMPLEMENTING REMEDIAL STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE REVISED, UH, UH, JUSTICE RELATED POLICY GOALS.

AND CLEARLY THAT'S GOING TO BE THE WORK, UH, THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS GOING TO BE DOING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE, THE OTHER THREE OFFICES THAT ARE INVOLVED.

OKAY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE NOT PUTTING OURSELVES IN A POSITION THAT WHEN WE, WHEN WE ARE POLICING OURSELVES, SO TO SPEAK, UM, THERE ARE LIKE CONCESSIONS GIVEN, RIGHT? THERE'S IF, IF THE, IF ONE OF OUR DEPARTMENTS THINKS IT'S LIKE, WE, WE, WE THINK WITHIN THIS BOX BECAUSE WE'RE TRYING TO BE, AND I UNDERSTAND IT, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, LIKE, THIS IS WHAT THE DEPARTMENT, THIS IS WHAT LET'S SAY, THIS IS WHAT ABE CAN DO.

WE DON'T WANT TO ASK TOO MUCH, WE WANT TO BE GOOD PARTNERS.

SO, YOU KNOW, LIKE I JUST WANT US TO BE, MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX, AND I DON'T KNOW, I'M NOT CONVINCED RIGHT NOW.

I APPRECIATE THE EXPLANATION THAT, UM, THAT THE PROCESS WE HAVE SET FORTH AT THIS POINT, AND THAT'S WHAT THIS WHOLE DISCUSSION IS ABOUT, RIGHT? UNDERSTANDING THIS ITEM AND HOW WE, HOW WE GET THE, THE RESULTS THAT WE WANT.

I, AT THIS POINT RIGHT NOW, I'M NOT A HUNDRED PERCENT SURE THAT'S THE PATH WE'RE HEADING DOWN, BUT I CERTAINLY HOPE, HOPE IT IS BECAUSE I WANT US TO THINK BIG AND DREAM BIG AND, AND, AND NOT BE LIMITED BY, UM, WELL, WHAT, WHAT, WHAT IS A REASONABLE REQUEST OF THE DEPARTMENT OF APD? WHAT IS A REASONABLE, YOU KNOW, AND IF THAT IS GOING TO TAKE ANY KIND OF, UM, INDEPENDENT PERSON, I WOULD BE HAPPY TO, UH, LOOK AT WHAT WE CAN DO IN THE BUDGET TO GET THAT, TO GET THAT PERSON.

AND THEN I HAD ONE, I THINK THAT'S, THAT'S MY MAIN CONCERN RIGHT NOW.

I'M SURE THERE ARE OTHER QUESTIONS.

AND IF I MIGHT JUST RESPOND JUST BRIEFLY, I THINK IT'S PRETTY CLEAR TO ALL

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OF US, UH, THAT ARE, UH, ARE EMBARKING UPON THIS, UH, THIS JOURNEY, UH, THAT WE ARE, UH, LOOKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX.

AND CERTAINLY, I THINK, UH, FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, MY COLLEAGUES AT, UH, INNOVATION OFFICE STOPS POLICE OVERSIGHT AND EQUITY OFFICER GOING TO DO A JOB AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY IS GOING TO DO A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF MAKING US THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.

MORE QUESTIONS.

YEAH.

JUST TO, JUST TO FOLLOW UP ON, IN A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL ABOUT THE PRESENTATION ACMR I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TODAY WITH YOU TODAY ABOUT, UM, LEADERSHIP TEAM AND THE WORK THAT IT'S DOING WITH REGARD TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

UM, AND YOU JUST LET US KNOW WHETHER PART OF THAT WORK WILL INCLUDE LOOKING AT THE METRICS, IS THAT, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT THE COMMUNITY SLASH, UM, A CITY LEADERSHIP HAS IDENTIFIED AN EXPLORATION? I THINK THE STYLES, COMMENTS ABOUT THE NEEDS THAT ARE, ARE, ARE VERY WELL.

WE CAN, WHAT I'LL SAY IS WE HAVEN'T NECESSARILY TALKED ABOUT SPECIFIC METRICS AND SO FORTH.

HOWEVER, AS WE HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE, CERTAINLY, AND WE GET THESE DIFFERENT IDEAS, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING IS LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, WHAT PARTICULAR ADVISORY WORKING GROUPS MAY MAKE SENSE.

SOME OF THAT WORK AND IDENTIFYING WHAT THOSE GROUPS MAY BE IS GOING TO EMERGE OUT OF OUR WORK.

INITIALLY IN A LISTENING SESSION, THAT'S GOING TO INCLUDE, UM, THE JOINT INCLUSION COMMISSION OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION AND OUR QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSIONS THAT WILL EXPAND OUT TO A NUMBER OF OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO LISTEN TO HOW THE COMMUNITY IS FEELING ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY WITH THIS CONVERSATION.

AND CERTAINLY WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT HOW METRICS MIGHT BE AN AREA FOR US TO EXPLORE IN MORE DEPTH.

THANK YOU, CUSTOMER ALTAR.

THANK YOU.

I'M WONDERING, UM, RAY, IF YOU CAN SHARE WITH US HOW THESE PERFORMANCE METRICS MAY TIE BACK TO SOME OF THE THINGS WE INCLUDED IN THE DECEMBER RESOLUTION ABOUT, UM, CREATING PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR LEADERSHIP, UM, THAT WERE BASED ON HOW THINGS WERE DOING.

I KNOW THESE ARE KIND OF MORE BROADER MACRO MEASURES, AND THERE ARE SOME MORE MICRO MEASURES THAT ARE SPECIFIC.

UM, BUT, BUT I THINK THAT AS WE TALK ABOUT, UM, THESE MEASUREMENTS, WE HAVE TO ALSO THINK ABOUT THE ACCOUNTABILITY.

UM, AND I THINK WE'VE ALREADY SET IN MOTION A COUPLE THINGS, AND I JUST WANTED TO UNDERSTAND HOW THOSE THINGS MIGHT FIT TOGETHER.

AND SO LET'S SEE, I'M TRYING TO REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT SOME OF THOSE DIRECTIONS WERE FROM THE DECEMBER, UM, RESOLUTION.

I WILL BROADLY SAY THAT CLEARLY WITH THE, WITH THE DIRECTION THAT'S MOST RECENTLY IN THE JUNE RESOLUTION THAT TALKS ABOUT, UH, THE CITY MANAGER, UM, PUTTING IN PLACE ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES FOR, UH, THE TEAM THAT THOSE ARE CERTAINLY THINGS THAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.

I THINK IT'S A LITTLE RIGHT NOW, IT'S A LITTLE EARLY TO SEE HOW SPECIFICALLY THAT MIGHT BE PUT IN PLACE, BUT CERTAINLY, UM, WE'LL HAVE THAT CONVERSATION WITH THE CITY MANAGER.

YEAH.

SO IN, IN DECEMBER, UM, I HAD AN AMENDMENT, UM, YOU KNOW, THINKING AHEAD TO OUTCOMES THAT ARE, WE WERE GOING TO BE BUILDING INTO THE ACCOUNTABILITY STRUCTURE, UM, FOR LEADERSHIP, HOW THEY WERE ADJUSTING DIVERSE.

THERE WAS A WHOLE BUNCH OF THINGS THAT WE MIGHT WANT IN THERE.

AND I JUST WANTED TO KIND OF CONNECT THE DOTS.

I KNOW THAT WE'RE STILL MAKING SURE WE HAVE THE RIGHT PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND IN LIGHT OF THE ADDITIONAL GOALS THAT WERE PACED THERE, BUT I THINK THAT, OR, UM, AND THEN FOR A CHAIR, I JUST WANTED TO FLAG FOR A POTENTIAL TOPIC FOR A FUTURE MEETING, IF WE WANT TO GET INTO DATA.

UM, IN ITEM 96, UM, WE HAD AN AMENDMENT THAT EXPANDED HOW WE WERE LOOKING, UM, AT SOME OF THE WAYS THAT WE WERE COMING UP WITH, UM, MEASURING AT-RISK OFFICERS, UM, WHICH IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF DATA THAN THE OVERALL PERFORMANCE.

UH, BUT I THINK THAT THESE TWO THINGS, UM, IF WE'RE GOING TO AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TODAY, UM, WE HAVE TO BE MAKING SURE THAT OUR MEASURES THAT ARE GETTING, UM, US TO IDENTIFY THOSE AT RISK OFFICERS, UM, ARE WORKING PROPERLY.

UM, AND WHAT WE DID IN 96 WAS, YOU KNOW, SAY, YOU KNOW, ENGAGED FOLKS AND EXPERIENCE STAFF TO DO THAT.

UM, SO I THINK THESE ARE ALL INTERCONNECTED AND I JUST WANTED TO FLAG IT IN CASE WE CAN THINK ABOUT HOW THAT WOULD BE INCORPORATED INTO, TO A FUTURE MEETING, BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE CAN HAVE ALL OF THESE GREAT PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS, BUT IF WE'RE NOT ALIGNING INCENTIVES ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE SYSTEM, WE AREN'T GOING TO GET THE CHANGES ON THOSE METRICS

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ONCE WE GET THEM RIGHT.

UM, THAT WE WANT.

SO I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT FULL GAMBIT OF, UH, OF A CONVERSATION.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

I THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

I WOULD, I WOULD ASSUME THAT AT RISK OFFICER METRICS WOULD LIVE IN THE OFFICE OF POLICE OVERSIGHT MORE THAN IT WOULD LIVE IN OFFICE OF PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT.

UM, YOU'RE A CRITIC NONSENSE, NOT WITHSTANDING A CAST MEMBER KITCHEN.

THANK YOU.

I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS.

UM, I JOINED A LITTLE LATE.

UH, SO THANK YOU, MS. STYLES, UM, IS I, I DON'T KNOW IF THERE WAS A, UM, PARTICULAR REPORT THAT YOU'RE REFERRING TO.

I THOUGHT THAT THE, THAT THE, UM, SUGGESTIONS YOU WERE MAKING IN THE SPECIFIC MEASURES YOU WERE PROVIDING US AS A, UM, AS EXAMPLES WAS REALLY VERY HELPFUL, UM, AND VERY MUCH ON POINT, UH, AND ALSO SHOWED A LEVEL OF DEPTH IN TERMS OF OUR ANALYSIS WHERE WE CAN ACTUALLY GET CLOSER TO CAUSATION, SO TO SPEAK, OR, OR DIRECTLY LINKING MEASURES WHERE THEY NEED TO BE LINKED.

SO MY QUESTION IS, IS HAVE YOU, AND I MAY HAVE DISMISSED IT.

HAVE YOU PRODUCED A DOCUMENT FOR US THAT KIND OF LISTS THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS? AND I APOLOGIZE IF I HAVE MISSED IT.

NO, IT'S, IT'S TOTALLY FINE.

UM, THANK YOU FOR ASKING THAT QUESTION.

SO I HAVE TO BE COMPLETELY HONEST WITH YOU.

I WENT AHEAD AND CREATE AND WROTE A REPORT LAST NIGHT.

UM, I WILL GO AHEAD.

I'M GOING TO SEND IT THROUGH OUR COMMUNICATIONS TEAM TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT DIDN'T HAVE ANY TWO BIG, CRAZY, YOU KNOW, ARIZONA.

UM, AND THEN I WILL GO AHEAD AND SEND THAT TO YOU HOPEFULLY BY, BY END OF DAY TODAY OR EARLY IN THE MORNING TOMORROW.

AND AGAIN, THAT'S GREAT.

CAUSE I WAS FURIOUSLY TAKING NOTES AND THEN I THOUGHT, WELL, I'M GOING TO MISS SOMETHING, SO THANK YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO GET OFF OF THIS.

YEAH.

AND YOUR BOX, DEFINITELY.

OKAY.

AND THEN THE SECOND QUESTION IS JUST A TWO MOVE ON AND I JUST WANT TO NOTE, UM, I'LL HAVE MY STAFF POST THAT REPORT TO THE COUNCIL MESSAGE BOARD.

SO IF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WANT TO TRACK IT DOWN@AUSTINCOUNCILFORUM.ORG.

OKAY.

UM, THE SECOND QUESTION IS JUST TO COMMENT THAT, UM, WITH THE, UM, WELL, WITH ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS, UH, ACROSS THE BOARD, THERE'LL BE A NEED TO, UM, TO, TO REALLY, UH, WHAT'S THE RIGHT WORD, UM, TO REALLY UP OUR GAME IN TERMS OF, UH, OF OUR ANALYSIS.

AND THAT ALSO MEANS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHT SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO COLLECT THE DATA AND TO PRODUCE THE DATA AND THE WAY THAT WE NEED THAT.

SO, UM, AND SO FOR EXAMPLE, UM, THE, UH, MENTAL HEALTH, UM, ISSUES, ONE ASPECT OF THAT IS THE FIRST FIRST RESPONSE FOR MENTAL HEALTH CALLS.

AND SO I'M GOING TO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PUT IN PLACE A METHOD FOR BOTH COLLECTING CALL DATA IN A, IN A, UM, IN A, UM, IN THE WAY THAT WE NEED TO COLLECT THOSE DATA ELEMENTS AS WELL AS LINKING THEM TO RESULTS FOR THAT PROGRAM.

SO I UNDERSTAND, I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE DOLLARS IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET THAT RELATE TO THE SYSTEMS, THE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS, UM, AT THE, UM, AT THE DEPARTMENT.

UM, AND SO I'M, I'M GOING TO WANT TO UNDERSTAND IN MORE DETAIL AND THAT'S JUST, WHEN WE DO IT, I HAVE TO DO IT RIGHT NOW, CHAIR, BUT I'M GOING TO WANT TO UNDERSTAND IN MORE DETAIL HOW THOSE SYSTEM, THAT THE DOLLARS FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN OUR SYSTEMS, UH, MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE FUNCTIONALITY THAT WE NEED TO COLLECT THE MEASURES THAT WE NEED, AND THEN BOTH COLLECT AND PROVIDE THE DATA IN A WAY THAT WE CAN ANALYZE RESULTS.

SO THAT MAY BE A FOLLOWUP FOR YOU, RIGHT? A CHAIR.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET INTO THAT IN THIS COMMITTEE OR NOT.

I JUST WANTED TO FLAG THAT AS SOMETHING THAT PROBABLY NEEDS SOME DISCUSSION SOMEWHERE.

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO DIG INTO BUDGET, NOT AT THAT LEVEL OF DETAIL TODAY.

AND TALK ABOUT WHERE MOVED FROM THIS ITEM.

OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MS. STYLES OR FOR RAY ON METRICS, CUSTOMER CONCERN, JUST ONE NOTE AND SOMETHING THAT I WOULD HOPE THAT WE LOOK AT IN THIS BUDGET AND THEN IN FUTURE BUDGETS IS THAT I REMEMBER FROM LAST YEAR'S BUDGET THAT MANY OF THE INVESTMENTS MADE BY THE CITY MANAGER WERE SUPPOSED TO MOVE A CERTAIN METRIC.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO PRODUCE A CERTAIN OUTCOME.

UM, THE EXTRA POLICE OFFICERS LINE DID NOT COME WITH AN OUTCOME THAT IT WAS INTENDED TO PRODUCE.

AND SO WHILE I THINK WE SHOULD MEASURE NEW THINGS, I REALLY WANT TO UNDERSTAND IF WE'RE TRYING TO REDUCE VIOLENCE OR REDUCE HARM.

UM, I WANT TO KNOW THAT OUR DOLLARS BEING INVESTED ARE MOVING AN OUTCOME METRIC.

UM, THE MOST THAT

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WE CAN, UH, BECAUSE WE'RE TRYING TO MOVE AWAY FROM SAYING, WE WANT A RESPONSE TIME TO GO DOWN BY X, OR WE WANT X STAFF PER THOUSAND.

WE'RE TRYING TO GET TO ACTUALLY A CHANGE IN OUTCOMES IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND I, UM, REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE APPLYING THAT TO EVERY SINGLE PART OF THE WORK THAT WE, THAT WE DO.

UM, YEAH, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH, WITH, UH, COUNSELOR COSAR.

UM, ONE EXAMPLE WE THOUGHT OF WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HOW WE MEASURE ABOUT NEW METRICS WAS LIKE, AND MAYBE THIS METRIC EXISTS ALREADY, BUT YOU KNOW, HOW MANY INCIDENCES WERE SUCCESSFULLY DEESCALATED AND, UM, AND, AND, AND, AND SHOWING THAT BY PART OF TOWN I THINK IS PROVIDES US, UH, UM, A METRIC TO, YOU KNOW, WE WANT, WE WANT THAT NUMBER TO GO UP.

WE WANT DEESCALATIONS TO GO UP.

I SAID, ONE MORE QUESTION.

I THINK FOR CHIEF MANLEY, I'VE HEARD OF A THEME, NOT ONLY IN, IN, IN THESE KINDS OF, UM, DISCUSSIONS, BUT AS WELL WHEN WE'RE DEALING WITH THE ADVOCATES WHO WERE, UM, IN OUR MUNICIPAL COURT CONVERSATIONS IN TRYING TO GET DATA AND, AND HOW HARD THAT HAS BEEN, AND, AND, YOU KNOW, THE NASTINESS TO GET THE DATA BECAUSE THEY CAN'T GET IT.

I GUESS MY QUESTION IS CHIEF, ARE WE COMMITTED? ARE YOU COMMITTED TO, UM, PROVIDING, YOU KNOW, THE, THE DATA THAT, THAT THESE ORGANIZATIONS OFTEN TELL US THAT THEY HAVE TROUBLE, TROUBLE GETTING? ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK THAT WE HAVE OPEN DATA PORTALS.

WE PUT OUR INFORMATION OUT ON THE WEB.

YOU WILL RECALL WE WERE ONE OF THE FIRST, AND I THINK MAYBE THE FIRST MAJOR POLICE DEPARTMENT TO JOIN THE POLICE DATA INITIATIVE ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL.

SO I THINK WE HAVE A HISTORY OF SHARING DATA, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO SHARE THE DATA THAT WE HAVE, BUT YOU'RE RIGHT.

SOMETIMES IT IS DIFFICULT TO PULL DATA TOGETHER.

SOMETIMES THE REQUESTS ARE VERY SPECIFIC AND OUR SYSTEMS DON'T VERY EASILY PRODUCE THAT TYPE OF DATA.

AND THAT TOO WAS ONE OF THE FOCUS AREAS.

AS WE LOOK AT REINVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THAT WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN POLICE RECORDS, MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND OTHER AREAS SHOULD ALLOW US TO MORE EASILY AND READILY PULL THESE TYPES OF DATA REQUESTS TOGETHER.

OKAY, LET'S GO TO HERE BECAUSE I THINK, YOU KNOW, I THINK, I THINK WE ALL WANT TO GET TO THE SAME PLACE, LESS VIOLENCE FOR EVERYBODY, YOU KNOW? UM, AND, AND I THINK, AND I'VE HEARD THAT JUST OVER AND OVER AGAIN FROM DIFFERENT ADVOCATES THAT IT'S BEEN, IT'S REALLY HARD TO GET CERTAIN TYPES OF DATA.

SO, UM, WHATEVER WE CAN DO ON THE COUNCIL SIDE, PLEASE LET US KNOW TOO, TO MAKE THAT DATA MORE ACCESSIBLE AND READILY AVAILABLE AS WE CONTINUE TO HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS CERTAINLY MAYBE HAVE DONE.

AND I WOULD JUST, I WOULD ADD TO THAT, YOU KNOW, HAVING A WEB DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY BACKGROUND, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT PROBLEM, UH, WHERE THE SOURCE OF THE DATA ITSELF, IF WE'RE ASKING OFFICERS TO ALSO BE DATA ENTRY EXPERTS IN THE MIDDLE OF CALLS OR ANY OF OUR FUTURE FIRST RESPONDER ENTITIES TO MAKE THOSE DATA ENTRIES.

AND I THINK WE LEARNED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT ON SEXUAL ASSAULT, WHERE THERE WAS MAYBE ONE CODE WHEN THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE CODES TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN DIFFERENT OUTCOMES.

UM, SO NOT, NOT JUST A TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION, BUT I'M ALSO VERY INTERESTED IN UNDERSTANDING THE BURDEN, UH, THE DATA ENTRY PIECE.

UM, ONE OF THE IDEAS THAT I HAVE BROUGHT UP BEFORE IS OFFICERS, OR, OR ANY FIRST RESPONDER, BEING ABLE TO READ THEIR REPORT INTO A BODY CAM AND THEN ALLOW A PROFESSIONAL DATA ENTRY PERSON TO CODE ACCORDINGLY.

AND THAT MIGHT BE ONE WAY TO FREE UP OFFICERS OR FOLKS WHO ARE OUT IN THE FIELD AND HAVE DATA ENTRY FOLKS GETTING US THE CLEANEST SOURCE OF DATA AS POSSIBLE.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS BEFORE WE MOVE ON TO BUDGET COUNCIL MEMBER, HARPER, MADISON, I READ THAT THAT MUTE BUTTON HAS GIVEN ME A HARD TIME.

UH, JUST WANTED TO, UM, SAY MOST OF WHAT MY COLLEAGUES HAVE SAID.

I, I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE WITH AND THE SENTIMENT SPEAKS TO ME.

THERE ARE A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT WEREN'T MENTIONED, AND I THINK THIS IS PROBABLY, UM, IT, IT KIND OF PIGGYBACKS ON WHAT, UM, MAYOR PRETEND SAID ABOUT, UM, SPECIFIC DATA, UM, AS IT PERTAINS TO, UM, GIVE ME JUST A SECOND.

I PULLED UP THE RESOLUTION CAUSE I WAS THINKING, I THINK WE ALREADY HAVE THAT IN THERE.

IT WAS A DATA POINT.

YEAH.

UM, THAT WAS TALKING ABOUT SPECIFIC DATA ON, UM, USE THE FORCE AND A CERTAIN PART OF TOWN.

AND SO I'M LOOKING AT SOME OF THE, UH, ITEM NUMBER 66, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED CLAUSES.

UM, AND THESE ARE SOME THINGS THAT I JUST WANTED

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TO MAKE SURE TO, TO HIGHLIGHT AS WELL.

SO OBVIOUSLY THE TRAINING MATERIALS, UM, AND CADET INFORMATION, ALL OF THE THINGS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THAT AUDIT ARE TOP OF MIND FOR ME, ESPECIALLY AFTER I'M CERTAIN, EVERYBODY ON THE LINE RECEIVED, UM, AN EMAIL THAT I DID ALSO, UH, IT WAS A REPORT BY SARAH VILLENUEVA, UM, LEAD IN THE ACADEMY REVIEW.

AND THEN, UM, THERE WAS AN ADDITIONAL REPORT BY MICHAEL FERGUSON ISSUED ON JUNE 19TH THAT ADDRESSES SOME OF THE CONCERNS, ORIGINAL CONCERNS THAT WE HAD.

AND THUS SOME OF THIS, THIS, UH, UNDER BULLET NUMBER TWO TRAINING METORIC MATERIALS COURSE, UH, SECTION DESCRIPTIONS AND DURATION.

UM, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S IN HERE THAT I JUST WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT WE SPEND SOME TIME FOCUSING ON, UM, AS IT PERTAINS TO ACADEMY IS THE, THE COMPONENTS THAT ARE SPEAKING SPECIFICALLY TO THE DIVERSITY OF THE PEOPLE, TEACHING DIVERSITY.

UM, AND SO, UH, MS. STYLES, I'M NOT SURE IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT SPECIFICALLY IS ON YOUR RADAR, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S TOP OF MIND FOR ME IS WE'D GO THROUGH THE ACADEMY SPECIFIC ELEMENTS.

AND I JUST WONDERED IF, YOU KNOW, JUST FROM YOUR INITIAL GLANCE, ARE THERE ANY OTHER ACADEMY SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS THAT YOU HAVE THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU MAY NEED SOME DIRECTION FROM COUNCIL OR FOR US TO BE PAYING SOME SPECIFIC ATTENTION TO? I HAVEN'T REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT THAT.

UM, BUT DEFINITELY CAN SPEND SOME TIME IN DEEP THOUGHT.

UM, JUST BY RAISING THE IDEA ALREADY KIND OF SPARKS A COUPLE OF THINGS.

UM, I KNOW, YOU KNOW, EVEN WORKING ON THE BOARD, UM, UH, THE, THE LOCAL BOARD T COLE HAS, YOU KNOW, KIND OF DROPPED JOTTED DOWN SOME IDEAS AND SAW EVEN SOME PROGRESS HAPPENING, HAPPENING, LIKE WITHIN GENDER AND MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH, UM, FEMALE REPRESENTATION, YOU KNOW, WHERE, UM, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT LIKE WHO'S TEACHING DIVERSITY, UM, IF YOU GUYS REMEMBER BACK IN THE DAY WHEN MEASURE WAS NOT REALLY KIND OF FOCUSING ON EVIDENCE BASED METRICS, WE ARE MORE SO FOCUSING ON JUST, JUST METRICS, RIGHT.

UM, WE WERE ASKING FOR IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING AND A HUNDRED PERCENT OF ALL POLICE OFFICERS TO BE TRAINED IN IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING.

AND THEY, WE BROUGHT IN A EXPERT.

UM, BUT NOT SO SURE, BUT WITHOUT ANY TRACKING METHODOLOGY AFTER THAT, LIKE HOW DO WE EVEN KNOW THAT SOME OF THE TRAINING THAT WE'RE DOING IS ACTUALLY WORKING A LOT OF IT IS BASED ON PSEUDOSCIENCE WITHOUT ANY REAL EVIDENCE OR REAL, UM, YOU KNOW, OUTCOME METRICS ABOUT IF THAT TRAINING IS EVEN WORKING.

SO PERSONALLY, IF, YOU KNOW, PUTTING ON THAT HAT, I WOULD SAY THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT CAN BE ASKED, UM, AND A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES, ESPECIALLY IN AUSTIN, BECAUSE WE'RE SO DATA DRIVEN.

UM, I DID HEAR THAT WE, THAT AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT AND CHIEF, IF YOU COULD, UM, RESPOND TO THIS, BROUGHT ON A NEW CDO WHO WE AND OTHER, YOU KNOW, REQUEST OF MEASURE FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS HAS BEEN, YOU KNOW, BRINGING ON A CHIEF DATA OFFICER THAT REALLY FOCUSES IN, ON, ON DATA AND OUTCOMES AND EVIDENCE-BASED POLICING, UM, THAT WE COULD REALLY SERIOUSLY ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE ISSUES TOGETHER.

AND MAYBE I WILL RESPOND TO THAT.

UH, HE ACTUALLY STARTED TODAY.

TODAY WAS HIS FIRST DAY.

I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH HIM AND WAS VERY PLEASED TO EXPLAIN AND TALK WITH HIM ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF HIS POSITION AND OF THE ROLE THAT HE WILL PLAY, ESPECIALLY NOW AS WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF, UH, EVALUATING POLICING HERE IN AUSTIN.

AND THE ONLY WAY WE CAN DO THAT IS WITH ACCURATE DATA.

SO OUR CHIEF DATA OFFICER, THIS WAS DAY ONE FOR HIM.

AWESOME.

AND THAT, I MEAN, THAT'S SUPER HOPEFUL, LIKE WHEN IT COMES TO US NEEDING DATA, NEEDING ACCURATE INFORMATION, HAVING ACCESS TO THAT, TO THAT PERSON WITHIN THE, UM, WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT.

BUT AGAIN, TO YOUR POINT, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER MEDICINE, UM, ARBOR MADISON IS JUST REALLY, IS THAT PERSON GOING TO FOCUS IN ON EVIDENCE-BASED POLICING? WE'VE CREATED A, I KNOW MEASURE HAS CREATED A FANTASTIC PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF EVIDENCE BASED POLICING, SOME OF THE MOST ACADEMICALLY SOUND AND READY RESEARCHERS THAT ARE ALSO COPS, UM, LED BY A COP RESEARCHER FOR NAMED MITCHELL.

UM, ARE WE GOING TO MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION? THAT WOULD BE MY QUESTION FOR, YOU KNOW, UM, AS THAT PERSON TAKES THAT SEAT.

AND THEN SECONDLY, JUST TO AGAIN, UM, ESPECIALLY TO ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, RAY, ARIANA, ARIANA, JUST, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF TIMES METRICS ARE COME, YOU KNOW, ARE PART OF THE CONVERSATION AT THE END, RIGHT? LIKE WE HAVE ALL THESE BIG, BEAUTIFUL IDEAS AND WE HAVE ALL THESE SOLUTIONS

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THAT WE THINK MIGHT WORK.

UM, A LOT OF ANECDOTAL, LIKE FLOWERY IDEAS, BUT METRICS NEED TO COME FIRST.

RIGHT? SO LIKE THAT, THOSE GOALS AND RESOLUTION 50 PAINT A PICTURE OF A, OF A, OF A WONDERFUL AUSTIN, BUT I GOTTA TELL YOU PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO DON'T REALLY SEE GRAY ALL THE TIME, I TAKE THOSE.

LITERALLY I TOOK THOSE LITERALLY WHEN I SAW THAT, LIKE, HOW DO WE GET TO THIS? WHAT METRICS, WHAT INPUT METRICS AND OUTPUT METRICS WILL WE NEED IN ORDER TO GET TO THIS STATE IN AUSTIN? AND SO JUST REALLY, YOU KNOW, WANT TO HAMMER THAT IN, LIKE, MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE, THAT YOU'RE, THAT YOU START WITH THE END FIRST AND THAT, UM, THAT METRICS COME FIRST.

UM, AND AGAIN, MEASURE IS ALWAYS HERE TO SUPPORT THE CITY, UM, AND ACHIEVING THOSE GOALS.

ALRIGHT.

I THINK WE SHOULD PROBABLY MOVE ON TO OUR NEXT ITEM.

IS THERE ANY PRESSING FINAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY, THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU, MS. STYLES FOR JOINING US IN OUR COMMITTEE MEETING TODAY, A LOT OF GREAT WORK TO DO ON METRICS, A LOT OF GREAT WORK TO DO OVERALL, GLAD TO HAVE YOU AS PART OF OUR COMMUNITY EXPERTS JOINING THIS CONVERSATION.

OKAY.

LET US, UH, I THINK MOST OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO HAVE ATTENDED, WHO ARE PART OF THE MEETING HAVE SPOKE.

I FORGOT TO DO THE LIST OF NAMES, BUT I WILL ADD A MAYOR.

THE MAYOR HAS JOINED OUR MEETING BECAUSE MY BOSS OF COURSE, IS HERE TO JUST TALK TO COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO HAVE SPOKEN UP AND ASK QUESTIONS.

UH, OKAY, LET'S DIG INTO THE BUDGET.

[2. Discussion of the City’s public safety budget.]

AND IF YOU'LL BEAR WITH ME, I WILL TRANSITION OUT OUR STAFF ATTENDEES FOR THIS PORTION OF THE MEETING.

OKAY.

I THINK WE WILL START WITH A STAFF PRESENTATION FROM MR. VAN EMAIL.

ED, ARE YOU THERE? I AM HERE.

I HAVE THE PRESENTATION.

IF YOU WILL.

UH, LAST TIME I DID THIS, MY LAPTOP CRASHED.

SO WE'LL SEE HOW THIS WORKS THIS TIME.

YOU'LL SEE THE PRESENTATION, RIGHT? YES.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL I'LL JUST WANT ME TO JUMP IN COUNCIL MEMBER, TAKE IT AWAY.

YEAH, I'LL JUMP IN.

UM, WE PUT TOGETHER, UM, I THINK WE HAVE ABOUT NINE OR 10 SLIDES HERE, JUST TO GIVE YOU A HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE CALL OUR PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENTS, ARTS IN AUSTIN.

WE HAVE OUR SAFETY OUTCOME THAT ALSO INCLUDES, YOU KNOW, SAFE DRINKING WATER.

IT INCLUDES BLOOD MITIGATION RISKS.

SO SAFETY IS BROADER THAN JUST OUR PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENTS, BUT HERE TODAY FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE, WE'RE FOCUSING ON THE FIVE DEPARTMENTS THAT WE, UM, THAT FIT UNDER OUR PUBLIC SAFETY AND GROW UP.

IT'S OFTEN CODE MUNICIPAL COURT, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, UM, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND POLICE DEPARTMENT.

UM, THIS IS REALLY A HIGH LEVEL PICTURE OF THE BUDGETS FOR EACH OF THESE FIVE DEPARTMENTS.

SO WE'LL GO KIND OF LIKE A LAYER LOWER OR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, CAUSE WE ANTICIPATE THERE'LL BE A LOT OF INTEREST, UM, IN THAT.

AND THEN OF COURSE WE HAVE STAFF ON THE LINE TO HELP ME OUT WITH QUESTIONS, BUT THIS, FOR THE SAKE OF TIME I'M GOING TO, UM, AND, AND DO AVOID KIND OF HAVING TO BOUNCE AROUND BETWEEN A BUNCH OF PRESENTERS.

I'LL JUST WALK THROUGH THE, UM, THAT THE HIGH LEVEL PRESENTATION WE GO TO THE SECOND SLIDE COUNCIL MEMBER.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO OF COURSE, AUSTIN CODE, YOU CAN SEE FOR FISCAL YEAR 21, THE PROPOSED BUDGET, THE MANAGER DON'T EVER DO THAT AT 26.9 A MILLION DOLLAR.

THAT'S A SLIGHT DROP FROM FISCAL YEAR 2020 LEVEL, WHICH IS THE RESULT OF REMOVING SOME ONE TIME BUDGET ITEMS THAT HAD BEEN INCLUDED IN THE CODE DEPARTMENT OR, OR FISCAL YEAR 2020.

AND SO ACROSS THE BOARD, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE DEPARTMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 21, TYPICALLY HAVING A LITTLE BIT HIGHER BUDGET BECAUSE OF WAGE INCREASES AND OTHER BUILT IN COST DRIVERS.

UM, BUT IN THIS CASE, THOSE COST DRIVERS ARE BEING OFFSET BY A REDUCTION IN ONE PINE PROGRAM EXPENDITURES THAT WERE PART OF THE REPERTOIRE 21 BUDGET.

UM, THE DEPARTMENT IS PROPOSING THREE NEW ADMINISTRATIVE, UH, POSITIONS, UM, THEIR WHOLE REVENUE FOR FISCAL YEAR 21 AT 25 POINT $4 MILLION.

WE'LL SEE OVER IN THAT, UH, THAT THIRD COLUMN OVER SOURCES, UM, THEY'RE ALMOST 90% FUNDED ALMOST FROM THE COMMUNITY FEE.

SO

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WHEN WE GET AWAY FROM CODE COMPLIANCE, WHICH IS SET UP AS AN ENTERPRISE DEPARTMENT AND IT RECOVERED ITS COST THROUGH THE FEES OF THE CHARGES, UM, WHEN WE GET INTO THE GENERAL FUND DEPARTMENT, THEY'RE GOING TO SEE A MUCH LARGER PORTION OF THE FUNDING FROM THE DEPARTMENT COMING FROM, FROM TAXES.

UM, IN REGARDS TO BOAT OPERATIONS, UH, NEARLY 50%, A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN 50% OF THEIR BUDGET IS ALLOCATED SPECIFICALLY.

THEY VOTE INVESTIGATIONS, COMPLIANCE, AND ENFORCEMENT ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES, UM, TRANSFERS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

I'LL JUST SPEND A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME WITH HIM ON THIS SLIDE BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE PROGRAM NAMES ACROSS ALL THE DEPARTMENTS AND YOU'LL SEE THESE PROGRAM NAMES AND ALL CITY DEPARTMENTS.

LET ME JUST EXPLAIN WHAT THEY ARE.

SUPPORT SERVICES IS WHERE WE BUDGET ACROSS ALL OF OUR DEPARTMENTS, GENERALLY WHERE WE BUDGET, UM, OUR ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES, YOU KNOW, HR SUPPORT, FINANCIAL SUPPORT, IT SUPPORT IT, THE DEPARTMENT HEADS AROUND IT, PEOPLE, UM, BUT ALSO THE MANAGERIAL TEAM OR THE DEPARTMENT GO INTO SUPPORT SERVICES FOR CODE.

THIS PIECE OF THE PIE IS A LITTLE BIT BIGGER THAN, UM, WHAT YOU'LL SEE AND IN MOST OTHER DEPARTMENTS, BECAUSE THIS IS ALSO, UM, WHERE WE INCLUDE THE, UM, THE FUNDING FOR THE, UM, ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING PROCESS.

IF THE CODE DEPARTMENT HAS TO TRY TO AVOID COURT CASES.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S WHY THEIR SUPPORT SERVICES IS LARGE HERE, UM, TRANSFERS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

UM, GENERALLY IT'S WHERE ALL THOSE CITYWIDE COST ALLOCATION CODE.

SO WE HAVE CITYWIDE BUNCHES, MAYOR AND COUNCIL IS ONE OF THOSE CITY FUNCTIONS AS PART OF OUR SUPPORT SERVICES FROM THE BUDGET OFFICE AND OTHER FINANCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS, IT AND HUMAN RESOURCES.

THOSE ARE ALL CORPORATE FUNCTIONS THAT GET ALLOCATED OUT TO ALL THE ENTERPRISES IN GENERAL FUND DEPARTMENTS IN ORDER TO RECOVER THOSE COSTS EQUITABLY.

SO THAT'S WHAT GOES INTO TRANSFER THAN OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

AGAIN, COMPARED TO SOME OF THE GENERAL PLANNING DEPARTMENT, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE, UM, IT'S HIGHER HERE THAN IT IS FOR OTHER DEPARTMENTS FOR THE CODE COMPLIANCE.

UM, PART OF THEIR COSTS COMES THROUGH THE AUSTIN ENERGY CUSTOMER CARE AND THEM PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE OF THE CUSTOMER CARE B, UM, WHICH IS HOW THEY GET THEIR BILLS OUT TO THEIR CUSTOMERS AND COLLECT, COLLECT THEIR REVENUE THOUGH.

UM, YOU'LL SEE THOSE SUPPORT SERVICES AND TRANSFERRED THAN OTHER REQUIREMENTS ACROSS THE DEPARTMENT.

AND WE WANT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE CONTEXT FOR WHY THEY'RE PRETENDING TO BE HIGHER AND OFTEN CODE.

YOU'LL SEE ANY OTHER DEPARTMENTS YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE NEXT ONE IS WHERE THE MUNICIPAL COURT WITH A PROPOSED BUDGET OF 34 POINT $5 MILLION BARKLEY IS THE BASE COST DRIVER BUDGET, A ONE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR PAY FOR A WAGE INCREASES AND WAGE INCREASE FOR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE TO BE AN ALARMIST DRIVER THERE YOU'LL SEE UNDER SOURCES IS I PROMISE FOR THIS DEPARTMENT NEARLY 77% OF THEIR BUDGET COME THROUGH TAX SUPPORT, OR BASICALLY NOT BE REVENUE.

UM, THIS DEPARTMENT DOES NOT GENERATE QUITE A BIT OF THE REVENUE THROUGH, UM, THE FINES THAT THEY COLLECT, BUT IT'S NOT NEARLY ENOUGH TO FULLY FUND THEIR OPERATIONS.

77% OF THEIR BUDGET IS FUNDED THROUGH TAX SUPPORTED, A REVENUE STORY CITIES, THEIR REVENUE CONTINUE, THE DOWNWARD TREND AND PEOPLE YEAR 21, WE'RE PROJECTING AN $800,000 REDUCTANT IN THEIR REVENUE COLLECTIONS.

UM, THAT IS A PART OF A LONGTERM TREND OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

WE'VE SEEN DROPS IN THE NUMBER OF CITATIONS THAT ARE COMING THROUGH, UM, THE MUNICIPAL COURT.

UM, AND WE'VE SEEN ABOUT A FIVE POINT $5 MILLION DROP IN REVENUE OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

UM, PART OF WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS YEAR THOUGH IS ALSO AS A RESULT OF COVID.

THE COURT HAS EXTENDED THE DUE DATES FOR SOME OF THE FINES AND CITATIONS.

SO THAT PART OF IT PLAYING INTO THE REVENUE DROP YOUR FEAR.

IT'S REALLY MORE OF A TIMING ISSUE.

UM, THE LARGEST PROGRAM IN THE MUNICIPAL COURT IS ACTUALLY THE DOWNTOWN AT 28% OF THE BUDGET.

THAT INCLUDES A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF FUNDING FOR HOMELESSNESS SERVICES AND THE DOWNTOWN REPORT.

UM, PART OF THE WRAP AROUND NETWORK OF COMMUNITY, UH, MUNICIPAL COURT OPERATIONS NEXT AT 25%.

AND, UM, UM, THE ONLY OTHER THING I'D MENTIONED ON THIS SLIDE IS, UM, THAT THE, UH, THE SUPPORT SERVICES PORTION OF THIS SLIDE, ACTUALLY THAT WARRANTS SLICE.

I NOTICED THIS TOO.

THERE IS SOMETHING, UM, THERE IS SOMETHING THAT DESCRIBE THAT ORANGE SLICE THAT SHOULD BE SUPPORT SERVICES.

AND I THINK IT'S AROUND 18, MAYBE 20% OF THE BUDGET, BUT EXACT BEING, OH, IT SHOWED UP ON THIS ONE ON MY SCREEN.

I'M LOOKING AT, IT WILL SHOW UP WHEN WE GET 20% OF THE BUDGET AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

AND, UM, AND THAT'S ALSO A LITTLE BIT HIGHER THAN WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE IN OUR OTHER DEPARTMENT BECAUSE THE LEASE COSTS WHERE THEIR NEW FACILITY, THE BIRTH COMPLEX CENTER PART OF SUPPORT SERVICES COSTS HERE.

UM, WE GO ON TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

SO LET ME JUMP IN AND SAY,

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I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON POLICE.

SO COUNCIL MEMBERS, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OTHER DEPARTMENTS, LET'S GO AHEAD AND DO THEM NOW.

SO WE ALREADY DID CODE.

THIS IS MUNICIPAL COURT.

I HAVE TO CLARIFY, ED.

I KNOW ARE FOLKS IN THE PUBLIC WHO SOMETIMES BELIEVE THAT THE FEES THAT ARE CHARGED FOR TICKETS AND OTHER THINGS ARE A SOURCE OF REVENUE FOR THE CITY WHILE TECHNICALLY CORRECT.

IT DOESN'T ACTUALLY COST RECOVER BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE THAT EVEN THE MUNICIPAL COURT IS MORE THAN 75% SUBSIDIZED BY PROPERTY TAXES AND SALES TAXES, RIGHT? YEAH.

IT DOESN'T EVEN COST RECOVERY COURT SERVICES, LET ALONE OFFICE HERE THROUGH OUR WRITING AND CITATIONS, THAT KIND OF POLITICAL TOPIC, CO COMMON, COMMON, URBAN MYTH CHAIR ON THAT POINT.

UM, MR. , HOW MANY, HOW MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS DID YOU SAY IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS? WE'VE UH, WE'VE REDUCED TO THAT COST.

YEAH.

UM, IT'S, IT'S, UH, I'D HAVE TO DO THE MATH HERE.

I GUESS IT MUST HAVE BEEN 15.4 MILLION, FIVE YEARS AGO.

UM, UM, SO YEAH, 5.5 MILLION DROPPED TO THE CURRENT LEVEL OF 7.9 MILLION.

AND THAT'S ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT IT.

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE THAT THINK WE HAVE SOME KIND OF QUOTAS OR WRITING CITATIONS, LIKE THE BALANCE, OUR BUDGET ON 7.9 MILLION COMPARED TO A ONE POINT $1 BILLION GENERAL FUND BUDGET IS NOT ONE OF OUR MAJOR REVENUE SOURCES.

I'VE SEEN NEWS REPORTS THAT THAT'S TRUE IN SMALLER TOWNS.

IT'S JUST NOT TRUE HERE.

RIGHT? ALRIGHT, WE'RE GONNA MOVE ON.

YEP.

WE CAN MOVE ON EMS. UM, THIS IS ONE OF OUR LARGER, WE'VE GOT REAL FUN, BUT, UM, BUDGETS JUST SHORT OF A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS 96 POINT $9 MILLION INCREASE, UM, THREE POINT $8 MILLION.

OF COURSE THE WAGE INCREASE IS CALLED FOR BY THE CONTRACT.

WELL, AS CIVILIANS, AS PART OF THAT INCREASE.

UM, BUT ALSO WE'RE PROPOSING TO ADD 19 NEW PARAMEDICS IN FISCAL YEAR 2021.

WELL, THOSE ARE NEEDED FOR THE OPENING OF THE TRAVIS COUNTRY BY YOUR EMS STATIONS.

SO LET ME GET THE FUNDER.

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SOME FIREFIGHTERS IN THE BUDGET ALSO FOR THAT, UH, PLANNED OPENING AT THE DRAFT METRIC STATION, UM, IN JULY, UH, WHEN WE, ONCE WE MOVE ON, BUT HERE IT'S 12 POSITIONS AND THEN SEVEN POSITIONS ARE FOR THE ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE MEDIC USE THEORY TO IMPLEMENT ANOTHER REPORT, UM, WITH, WITH PART OF OUR AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT BUDGET REALLOCATIONS, THAT WE ARE REDUCING THE BUDGET AMOUNT.

AND POLICE IS ONE OF THE AREAS THAT WE HAD PROPOSED TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR THE COMMUNITY HEALTH PARAMEDICS TO PROVIDE, UM, ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESPONSE SERVICES.

UM, HERE YOU CAN SEE THEIR TAX SUPPORT IS A LITTLE BIT LOWER, DEFINITELY LOWER THAN WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO SEE FOR FIRE AND EMS AT 60.7% BECAUSE THEY DO GENERATE A LOT OF REVENUE THROUGH FEES THAT ARE ASSESSED FOR THEIR SOLDIERS IS LARGELY PAID THROUGH INSURANCE COLLECTION, BUT ALSO TRAVIS COUNTY HAD THE CONTRACT WITH US.

SO THOSE REVENUES REFLECTED AS PART OF THAT 39.7% REVENUE OFFSET.

UM, YOU NOTICE OVER ON THE REVENUE LINE ITEM, A TWO POINT $9 MILLION REDUCTION THAT HAS TO DO WITH WHAT'S CALLED FEDERAL UNCOMPENSATED CARE PROGRAM.

SO WHEN PEOPLE CAN'T PAY THEIR BILLS, THERE'S A FEDERAL PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES FUNDING AND THAT MONEY HADN'T BEEN GOING DOWN OUR LAST COUPLE YEARS.

PART OF THAT NOW WE'RE TREND IN OUR FEDERAL UNCOMPENSATED CARE REVENUE, UM, UH, OPERATIONS, WHICH IS NOT OUR FIRST RESPONDERS.

THAT'S OUR PARAMEDICS GOING OUT TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALLS IS 65% OF THE BUDGET.

UM, UH, EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS IS DOWN THERE THAT PURPLE IT'S ALLIANCE IS ROUGHLY 7% OF THE BUDGET.

UM, THEN I WON'T REITERATE THAT SUPPORT SERVICES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS, BUILDING SERVICES, COLLECTING, UH, YOU KNOW, SENDING THE BILLS OUT AND COLLECTING THE REVENUE GAIN.

YOU CAN GET YOUR COMPANY IS ABOUT A 2% OR BUDGET, ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS ONE, AND WE'RE GONNA MOVE ON TO FIRE WHENEVER PEOPLE ARE WRITING.

SO THIS ISN'T SO MUCH AS A QUESTION, ALTHOUGH IF THERE'S MOVEMENT ON IT, I WELCOME STAFF'S COMMENTS.

I WANTED TO JUST FLAG FOR MY COLLEAGUES THAT, YOU KNOW, AS I'M THINKING ABOUT RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY FOR ME, THAT ALSO GOES MUCH BEYOND POLICE.

UM, AND I THINK WE HAVE SOME OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DELIVERING THE BEST QUALITY SERVICES TO OUR COMMUNITY.

UM, I AM WORKING ON A POTENTIAL AMENDMENT THAT WOULD, UM, CREATE A CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER.

UM, SO THAT RIGHT NOW WE HAVE OUR LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY AND WE HAVE OUR MEDICAL OFFICER KIND OF MERGING THAT, SO THAT YOU HAVE A CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER THAT IS OVER, UM, PROVIDING CLINICAL, UM, REPORTING FOR A BROADER SET OF FOLKS.

UM, THAT WOULD THEN BE COUPLED WITH A PROPOSAL THAT HAS BEEN PROPOSED BY

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THE OFFICE OF THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR I THINK THREE YEARS NOW, BUT NEVER BEEN BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF COUNCIL, UM, WHICH WOULD BE ADDING STAFF.

AND, UM, THESE TWO THINGS COMBINED HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR US TO BE ABLE TO REALLY RETHINK, UM, THE ABILITY OF OUR EXISTING MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO HELP US TO DO SOME PREVENTATIVE CARE, HELP US TO DEAL WITH THAT $50, UM, YOU KNOW, INGROWN TOE NOW WITHOUT SENDING AN AMBULANCE.

UM, NOW THAT WE HAVE, RE-IMAGINED WHAT TELEHEALTH LOOKS LIKE.

I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS VERY DOABLE THIS YEAR.

UM, IN ADDITION, UM, THERE ARE SOME CHANGES UNDER FOOT AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO BE ABLE TO BE BILLING ON SOME OF THIS.

UM, AND SO, UM, MY CURRENT ESTIMATES ARE FOR ABOUT A MILLION DOLLARS.

WE COULD DO THIS AND THERE MAY BE OPPORTUNITIES TO DO THIS FROM FEES, NOT GENERAL FUND.

UM, SO I JUST WANTED TO FLAG THAT IF THERE ARE OTHERS WHO ARE INTERESTED, UM, IN THINKING ABOUT THAT, UM, AND THEN THE OTHER THING THAT I WANTED TO FLAG IS THAT THERE ARE SOME CONCERNS ABOUT, UM, ACCESS TO AMBULANCES IN CENTRAL AUSTIN AND SOME OF THE SHORTAGES THAT WE'VE BEEN EXPERIENCING, UM, WHICH AGAIN ARE SOMEWHAT A FUNCTION OF SENDING THE WRONG INSTRUMENT, UM, OUT.

UM, AND THIS PROPOSAL WOULD HELP ADDRESS THAT, BUT THERE ARE ALSO ISSUES WHERE WE PROBABLY MAY NEED TO THINK ABOUT MORE AMBULANCES OR SOME ON DEMAND AMBULANCES TO ADDRESS, UM, A SITUATION IN CENTRAL AUSTIN.

THAT'S PULLING OUR AMBULANCES FROM EVERYWHERE ELSE.

UM, SO I'M GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THAT AS WELL AS THE KITCHEN.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I'M INTERESTING IN SEEING IF THERE'S A ROUTE FOR THIS, AND I KNOW THAT OTHERS ARE LOOKING INTO THIS TOO.

SO I'D LIKE TO COLLABORATE WITH, UM, WITH OTHER EFFORTS ON THIS.

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