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MAN IS A SPIN OH ONE.

[Call to Order]

UH, WE HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT.

TODAY IS THURSDAY, JULY 29TH, 2020.

WE HAVE A SPECIAL CALLED CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

UM, IT'S MY INTENT TO READ THE CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS INTO THE RECORD.

AND THEN WE WILL START RECOGNIZING SPEAKERS, OR WE'RE GOING TO GIVE SPEAKERS TWO MINUTES TO SPEAK.

THERE'S A LITTLE UNDER 60 THAT HAVE SHOWN UP HOPE.

IS IT BEFORE LUNCH? WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH SPEAKERS.

AND THEN WE CAN START GOING TO, UH, TO, UH, UH, ITEMS ARE WE HAVE A LUNCH BREAK FROM 12 TILL ONE.

UH, AND WE HAVE SOME ITEMS NOW THAT LOOK LIKE, UM, THERE'S GOING TO BE A REQUEST FOR THEM TO BE TO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

UM, SO IF YOU HAVE AN ITEM LIKE THAT, IDENTIFY IT OR, AND WE'LL HAVE THOSE DISCUSSIONS WITH COUNSEL, UH, DURING THE TWO HOURS WHILE WE HAVE SPEAKERS SPEAKING, UM, CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS FOR TODAY, ADAM 42 HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO AUGUST 27TH AS HAS 43 50 IS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, 60 AND 61 AT FIRST BURN TO THE 27TH OF AUGUST 83 HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN REPLACED BY ONE 17 ONE OH SIX HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN ONE OH EIGHT, UH, ASKS FOR NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION AS DOES ONE OH NINE AND ONE 10 AND ITEM ONE 11 ALSO FIRST BUILDING AUGUST 27, 2020.

I'M SHOWING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AS BEING THE OLD, I HAVE FIVE BEING PULLED BY A FLANAGAN 18 OR BY COUNCIL MEMBER CASAR, UH, 24 FOUR BY COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

UM, THAT IS NOT SHOWING ON THE CHANGES IN CORRECTION FORM, UH, 74 OR BY COSAR 86 BULLET BY FLANAGAN 90 OLD BY FLORIDA.

IT LOOKS LIKE THERE ARE, UM, UH, ADDITIONAL, UH, REVISIONS TO ORDINANCES, TWO ITEMS ON BOTH THE 89 AND 90, MAYBE OTHERS AS WELL.

UH, ANY COMMENTS OR THOUGHTS AT THIS POINT? COUNCIL MEMBER FLANAGAN ON ITEM FIVE.

UH, I'M JUST WANTING TO POSTPONE TO SEPTEMBER 17TH TO THE COUNCIL MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 17TH.

AND IF, UH, NO ONE OBJECTS TO THAT, WE CAN LEAVE IT ON CONSENT AS A POSTPONEMENT THERE.

YES.

I'M LOOKING AT OUR, HANG ON.

HANG ON ONE SECOND.

SURE.

ON ITEM NUMBER FIVE IS STAFF OKAY WITH THAT BEING FORWARD? IS THERE ANY COUNTERVAILING ARGUMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE POSTPONEMENT? LET ME CHECK ON THAT MAYOR AND GET BACK.

OKAY.

WHY DON'T YOU CHECK A COUNSELOR IN POOL JUST TO CONFIRM THE REASON WHY THERE ARE GAPS IN THE NUMBERS ON THE CONSENT ONE TO 96 AND THEN ONE, A 61 17, FOR EXAMPLE, ITEMS BETWEEN 72 AND ONE OH NINE ARE NOT ON A SHEET FOR TODAY'S BECAUSE THEY WILL BE ON OUR AGENDA FOR JULY 30TH.

IS THAT RIGHT? THAT'S GREAT.

THERE'S ALSO SOME INTERVENING ITEMS, I THINK THAT ARE NOT CONSENT ITEMS. UH, SO WE HAVE SOME, UH, SETTING OF PUBLIC HEARING, UH, ITEMS. UH, SO THERE ARE THOSE AS WELL, BUT THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEMS ONE 96 AND ITEMS ONE OH SIX, ROUTE ONE 17.

THERE'S STILL THAT GAP BETWEEN 72 AND ONE OH NINE.

JUST CONFIRMING THAT THOSE WILL BE WHAT WE PICK UP TOMORROW.

I THINK THAT MIGHT BE THE ZONING PIECES AND MAYBE SOME STRAY ITEMS THAT ARE, THAT ARE LAND, BUT NOT.

THEN COUNCIL MEMBER PULLS.

THIS IS JEANETTE.

THE ZONING ITEMS ARE ON A SEPARATE AGENDA FOR TOMORROW.

SO WE ARE TAKING UP, UM, 72 THROUGH 96 AND THEN ONE OH SIX THROUGH ONE 17 TODAY ON CAN SAY YOU FADED, YOU FADED OUT 72 THROUGH THREE ARE ON THE AGENDA FOR TODAY.

72 THROUGH 96.

OKAY.

THEY'RE NOT SHOWING UP ON THIS SHEET THAT I PRINTED OUT, BUT I'LL TAKE THAT OFFLINE TOO.

THAT MAYBE I CAN, IT COULD BE THAT MY PRINTER DIDN'T PRINT.

ANYWAY.

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THANK YOU.

UM, WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT FIRST PAGE SECOND COLUMN AND YOU SEE THE GAP 72.

THAT'S WHAT I'M KEYING IN ON.

COULD YOU JUST LET ME KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON? I THINK THAT'S, UH, AN ISSUE WITH RESPECT TO, IF THAT IS WHAT THAT SHOWING THEN THAT IS JUST THAT CHEAT SHEET SHOWN BY THE CLERK.

THE CONSENT AGENDA TODAY IS ITEMS ONE THROUGH 96 AS POSTED, UH, AND ITEMS ONE OH SIX TO ONE 17.

I THINK THE NUMBERING IS OFF ON THE SHEET.

SO I THINK, YES, I CAN SEE THAT IT JUMPS FROM 36 TO 73 ON THE LEFT COLUMN.

AND THERE'S THAT 72 TO 1.9 GAP ON THE RIGHT COLUMN EXCEPT THE SAME LINE.

SO I THINK, OKAY, WELL IT'S CONFUSING, BUT I THINK WE CAN WORK WITH IT.

THANKS.

OKAY.

AGAIN, THE PULLED ITEMS AT THIS POINT, I'M SHOWING ARE FIVE 1824, 74, 86 AND 92 NUMBER DALLAS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I WANTED TO DRAW THE ATTENTION OF MY COLLEAGUES TO A VERSION TWO OF ITEM 90.

IT INCORPORATES, UM, COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBER PLAN AGAIN ON THE MESSAGE BOARD AND COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR.

SO I WANTED TO GIVE Y'ALL A HEADS UP THAT THAT VERSION TWO IS POSTED.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REVIEW IT PRIOR TO DISCUSSION.

THANK YOU.

AND THERE'S ALSO A VOLUME TO MOVE ITEM.

NUMBER 89 COWS WERE FLAT AGAIN, I DON'T KNOW THAT ITEM FIVE NEEDS TO BE PULLED, UM, SINCE WE CAN LEAVE IT ON CONSENT, AS OPPOSED TO, I DIDN'T HEAR ANYONE OBJECT TO THAT.

OKAY.

UM, STAFF.

OKAY.

WITH THAT, WE'LL JUST NOTE THAT THIS IS A DELAY, THE SOLICITATION OF THE RFQ UNTIL THAT WAS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 5TH AND THEN THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT, WHICH WAS SET FOR SEPTEMBER OR SOMETHING.

UM, AND THIS DELAY WOULD BE CONTRARY TO THE PREVIOUS COUNCIL RESOLUTION THAT ASKS US TO EXPEDITE THE DELIVERY OF THIS PROJECT.

THERE'S NOT AGREEMENT TO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, SPENCER.

SO THAT'S WHY THERE NEEDS TO BE POSTPONEMENT, HAVE TO MAKE THAT DECISION.

OKAY.

COUNCIL MEMBER, ALTA.

UM, I AM STILL FIGURING OUT IF I NEED TO PULL SOME MONEY.

UM, SO FOR NOW WE CAN PULL 29.

UM, AND I'M SORRY IF YOU COULD GO ONE MORE TIME.

I CAME ON A SLIGHTLY LATE, SO I DIDN'T GET ALL OF THE OLD ITEMS, CORRECT? YEAH.

WE'RE PULLING ITEM NUMBER 29 FOR NOW.

YEAH, YEAH.

AND THE MAYOR, BEFORE YOU READ OUT THAT LIST, I DON'T THINK I NEED 18 IN EXECUTIVE HERE.

I'VE GOT MY QUESTION ANSWERED 18 HAS BEEN ANSWERED NO LONGER NEEDS TO BE POLLED.

ALL RIGHT.

THE POLL ITEMS AT THIS POINT ARE FIVE 24, 29, 74, 86 AND NINE.

THOSE ARE THE PULLED ITEMS. OKAY.

AND WHICH ITEMS ARE WE HAVING AN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON? UH, DON'T KNOW YET THAT'S BEING WORKED.

UH, IT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE, UH, UM, IT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE 86 AND 98.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, CANCER AND FLANAGAN.

YOU, YOU SAID FIVE AGAIN, MAYOR.

SO I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR IF WE'RE PULLING IT FOR DISCUSSION OR IF IT CAN REMAIN ON CONSENT AS A BYSTANDER.

DIDN'T MEAN TO DO THAT.

OKAY.

WITHOUT OBJECTION.

NUMBER FIVE IS GOING TO STAY ON THE CONSENT AGENDA BEING POSTPONED TILL SEPTEMBER 17TH.

OKAY.

AND WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS WE'RE GOING TO GO RIGHT INTO THEN SPEAKERS.

YES.

COUNCIL.

YES.

COUNCIL MAYOR.

BEFORE YOU DO THE CONSENT AGENDA, WE'LL NEED TO PULL 33 JUST TO PLUG IN THE SETTLEMENT NUMBER, BUT PERHAPS YOU'RE GOING TO DO THAT AFTER THE SPEAKERS.

UH, I WAS, DO YOU HAVE THIS SETTLEMENT NUMBER FOUR 33? YES.

FOUR 33.

THE SETTLEMENT AMOUNT IN THIS FIBER EMIT DOMAIN LAWSUIT IS $2.2 MILLION AS WE HAD LISTED IN THEN THE SETTLEMENT MEMO THAT WENT TO ALL OF YOU EARLIER THIS WEEK.

OKAY.

SO NUMBER 33, YOU SHOULD REFLECT THAT AT 2.2 MILLION.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

SO AGAIN, WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO DO SPEAKERS,

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HOPEFULLY THEN BREAK FOR LUNCH AT NOON.

I HAVE TO LEAVE IT THERE.

SO WE'RE NOT DONE AT THAT POINT THEN, UM, THE PROTOTYPE, IF YOU'LL TAKE OVER AT THAT POINT IN THE PAST CONSENT, AND THEN WE'LL, ARE WE GOING TO VOTE ON CONSENT AGENDA NOW OR AFTER, AFTER THE SPEAKERS, SOME OF THEM MAY WANT TO SPEAK TO CONSENT ITEMS.

[Public Comment]

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

NOW CLERK, UM, IF YOU WOULD GO AHEAD AND RECOGNIZE SPEAKERS AND TAKE US THROUGH THE SPEAKER LIST NOW THAT RIGHT.

OKAY.

SO FOR ALL OF THE SPEAKERS IN QUEUE, IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY PRESSED ZERO, PLEASE DO SO AT THIS TIME, THE FIRST SPEAKER OPPORTUNITIES, THE FIRST SPEAKER IS, HELLO, GO AHEAD.

GOOD MORNING.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS JUAN BENITEZ, A COMMISSIONER ON IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

SO I AM ASKING THAT YOU SUPPORT ITEM NUMBER 117, THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ST.

JOHN PROPERTY.

SO I GREW UP IN THE GEORGIA ACRES AND ST.

JOHN NEIGHBORHOODS.

I'M NOW A DISTRICT ONE RESIDENT, BUT I REMEMBER LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER THE CITY OF AUSTIN PURCHASED THIS PROPERTY IN 2008.

SO I'VE ASKED HER HAS BEEN THE CITY PERPETUATING THE HISTORIC NEGLECT OF BLACK AND LATIN X RESIDENTS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WITH AN INACTION, MEANWHILE, BLACK AND LATIN X RESIDENTS.

THEY SEE THE EFFECTS OF RAPID GENTRIFICATION LIKE AFTER IS ALSO HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FAMILY ON WHAT USED TO BE AS WE ARE FORCED TO LOOK AT A PROPERTY IN THE CITY THAT IS TELLING US, THIS DOES NOT MATTER TO US.

YOU DO NOT MATTER TO US.

AND THIS NEIGHBORHOOD DOES NOT MATTER TO US.

SO THIS IS NEGLECT AND LIFE IS AFTER IS ALSO A CITY WITH THE PERCENTAGE DECLINED WITH BLACK POPULATION.

AND YOU KNOW, THIS, THIS IS NOT NEW INFORMATION.

THIS IS WHAT INACTION GETS US WITH YOUR ACTION.

TODAY.

YOU CAN WRITE THAT IN ACTION.

AND I KNOW IN RECENT TIMES YOU'VE BEEN TASKED WITH TAKING A STANCE ON WHO WE ARE AS A CITY, AND YOU'RE SUPPORTED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ST.

JOHN PROPERTY IS ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE INSTANCES AS THE CITY SHOWS OUR RESIDENTS, THE STATE NATION AND THE WORLD WHO AUSTIN IS CONSIDERING.

IF YOU CAN ASK THE SUPPORT AGENDA ITEM 117, BECAUSE THE OTHER OPTION IS MAKING OUR STANCE KNOWN WITH YOUR INACTION, THE NEGLECT OF AUSTIN BLACK AND LATIN X PRESIDENT.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SPEAKER IS LISA HEINLEIN.

HI, THIS IS LISA HENLEY.

I'M SPEAKING ON ITEMS 38 AND 39, WHICH ARE TO BUY A COUPLE OF PROPERTIES IN GEORGIA AND ACRES.

UM, TEAR DOWN THE EXISTING DUPLEXES AND MAKE A LITTLE PARK ALONG LITTLE WALNUT CREEK.

I'M ASKING YOU TO ASSURE THAT THE APARTMENT RESIDENTS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, WHICH IS MOST OF US WILL HAVE REASONABLE ACCESS TO THIS NEW PARK.

UM, BEFORE PART EXECUTES THE PURCHASE, THEY SHOULD HAVE AN ACCESS PLAN IN PLACE.

UM, WE'RE ABOUT 80% RENTAL.

UM, ALMOST ALL OF THOSE IN APARTMENT COMPLEXES, ALONG THE HIGHWAYS, ALONG 35, ALONG ONE 83, THE APARTMENTS HAVE BEEN WALLED UP, UM, SYSTEMATICALLY SINCE THEY WERE BUILT IN THE EIGHTIES.

UM, THE ONLY WAY THOSE FOLKS CAN GET IN OR OUT IS ONTO THE ACCESS ROAD.

UM, THE CONNECTION POINTS EXIST, UM, INTO THE INTERIOR OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE PARKS, THE BIKE LANE, THE BUS ROUTE, UM, BUT THEY HAVE BEEN BARRICADED AND FENCE TO PREVENT ACCESS.

UM, THIS PARTICULAR CONNECTION HAS ALREADY BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL REPORT FOR THE, FOR AS A VERY HIGH COST BENEFIT.

UM, SINCE RIGHT NOW, AISD HAS TO RUN A SCHOOL BUS DOWN THE ACCESS ROAD TO PICK THOSE KIDS UP TO GO LESS THAN A HALF MILE TO THEIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

UM, AND A ROUGH ESTIMATE OF THE COST HAS BEEN LOW TENS OF THOUSANDS.

SO THAT'S VERY MODEST COMPARED TO THE 600,000 TO ACQUIRE THE PROPERTY AND WHATEVER THE DEVELOPMENT WOULD COST.

THANK YOU.

I NO LONGER NEED TO SPEAK.

THE ITEM THAT I WAS SPEAKING ON WITH IS POSTPONED.

THANK YOU, DIANA HAGGERTY.

HELLO, THIS IS DIANA.

HI, UM, I'M DIANA HAGGERTY AND I AM A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT FIVE AND A BUSINESS OWNER WITH COMMERCIAL SPACE AND NINE.

I ALSO REPRESENT STRONGER TOGETHER.

ATX A NEW GROUP DEVELOPED AROUND HELPING WORKING FAMILIES CONNECT WITH MEANINGFUL SOLUTIONS AROUND CHILDCARE

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AND HEALTHCARE.

I WANT TO THANK THE DISTRICT OR THE PARDON ME, THE COUNCIL THUS FAR FOR BEING SO WILLING AND OPEN TO HEARING FROM THE COMMUNITY ON MEANINGFUL SOLUTIONS.

AND I WANT TO ENCOURAGE THE CONVERSATION AROUND ITEM 89 TO INCLUDE SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN AND FOCUS ON OUR MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES.

UH, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF TALK AROUND LEARNING PODS AND ALTERNATIVE CARE MODELS, AND WE'RE ALL JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT ALL OF IT MEANS AS WE WORK TOGETHER.

UM, BUT I DO WANT TO EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIORITIZING OUR VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES, OUR BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES, THOSE WHO ALREADY ARE EXPERIENCING GAPS, UM, IN SOME OF THESE SYSTEMS THAT WE SEE ARE BROKEN.

UM, AND SO I DO WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT SO FAR, AND AS WE WORK TOGETHER, UM, AND THANK THE CONVERSE THE DISTRICT FOR ALSO BEING WILLING TO COME TO THE TABLE WITH THIS.

AND, UM, AS WE LOOK FOR MEANINGFUL SOLUTIONS, LOOKING TO OUR BUSINESSES AND WAYS THAT WE CAN LEVERAGE BUSINESS SPACE, HELPING TO OFFSET COST FOR OUR BUSINESS OWNERS AND COLLABORATE ON WAYS THAT WE CAN PUT SOME OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE KIDDOS INTO SOME CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE SPACES, UM, TO JUST MAKE IT ALL WORK.

WE'RE ALL HERE WORKING TOGETHER.

WE'RE STRONGER TOGETHER.

AND I THANK YOU SO MUCH, UM, FOR, FOR BRINGING THIS TO THE TABLE AND BRINGING THIS TO LIGHT AGAIN, 89, LET'S FOCUS ON SCHOOL AGED FAMILIES AND OUR MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES.

THANK YOU, CHELSEA CRAWFORD.

GOOD MORNING COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS CHELSEA CRAWFORD.

I LIVE IN PO RENTER IS DISTRICT OFF SOUTH FIRST.

I REPRESENT A NONPROFIT SAVE THE FOOD.

AUSTIN.

WE'RE A LOCAL NONPROFIT THAT RESCUES WASTED FOOD FROM GROCERY STORES AND DIRECTLY PUTS IT IN THE HANDS OF FOOD INSECURE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES.

WE ARE CALLING IN SUPPORT OF ITEM 87 ON THE AGENDA.

THE RESOLUTION PUT FORTH ON SEVEN 17 DOES AN ADEQUATE JOB IN REDUCING THE BARRIERS FOR DISTRIBUTING FOOD.

FOR OUR MOST NEEDY, WE ENCOURAGE THE CITY MANAGER TO PULL BACK ON ENFORCEMENT AND ENSURE THAT MORE FAMILIES CAN GET FED.

HOWEVER, TO MORE WIDELY ADDRESSED THE ISSUE.

OUR CURRENT ORDINANCE SAYS THAT FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS LIKE GROCERY STORES AND RESTAURANTS CAN COMPOST OR DONATE THIS FOOD.

IF WE PRIORITIZE DONATING FOOD, EITHER THROUGH POLICY OR OTHER INCENTIVES, IT CAN GIVE, IT CAN GIVE ORGANIZATIONS LIKE OURS, AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIDEN THE REACH OF PEOPLE WE'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOOD FOR THAT ARE EXPERIENCING FOOD INSECURITY.

OUR TEAM WOULD LOVE TO MOVE FORWARD ON THIS CONVERSATION WITHIN THE WORKING GROUP THAT WAS DISCUSSED IN THE AGENDA.

OUR FOUNDER, ALAN SCHROEDER HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN THE GROCERY STORE INDUSTRY FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND HAS INVESTED IN THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF FOOD FOR 11.

HE WOULD BE A GREAT ASSET TO THE GROUP.

WE ARE.

WE CAN BE REACHED@SAVETHEFOODAUSTINATGMAIL.COM.

WE HOPE TO HEAR BACK FROM THE CITY MANAGER.

THANK YOU, BRETT BOWMAN.

HI, MY NAME IS BRETT BOWMAN.

I LIVE IN DISTRICT SEVEN, UH, AND I'M A PUBLIC EMPLOYEE.

I, UM, WANT TO SPEAK AGAINST ITEM 74.

I'M NOT SURE IF I'M STILL ABLE TO, IF IT'S PULLED.

UM, WELL, SO, UH, NEVER DO I FEEL AS IF THE TRANSPORTATION, UM, RIGHT AWAY AS INSTRUCTED BY THE BELONGING OF THE HOMELESS POPULATION IN AUSTIN? UM, I DON'T THINK SERVICE IS ACTUALLY NEEDED.

I DON'T KNOW WHO IS ASKING FOR IT.

IT'S SOME RICH PERSON WITH THREE PROPERTIES HAS A LOT OF STUFF ON THEIR YARD.

THE CITY DOES NOT SEND CONTRACTS AND PEOPLE IN WE'RE NOT TRAINED OR EQUIPPED AS SOCIAL WORKERS TO CLEAN IT UP.

UH, IN ANY OTHER SITUATION, THAT WOULD BE A HUGE VIOLATION OF RIGHTS.

UM, INSTEAD THE CITY RELIES ON CONTRACTED WORKERS TO COMMUNICATE TO THE IN HOUSE.

THERE'LL BE A CLEANUP, AND IF THEY DON'T PICK UP THEIR STUFF AND GO, THEN THEY COULD HAVE IT TAKEN FROM THEM.

WHEN YOU'RE ON HOUSE, YOU DON'T HAVE A PLACE TO STORE THINGS.

AND YOUR CHANCES OF SURVIVAL HINGE ON YOUR ABILITY TO PROTECT WHAT LITTLE YOU HAVE AT THE COMPANY.

YOU'RE PAYING A MILLION DOLLARS.

HE DOESN'T COME THE DAY.

THEY SAID, BUT EVERYBODY ALREADY UP AND INTO THE END OF THEIR LIFE AND MOVE THEIR STUFF IN FEAR.

THEN WHAT IS BEING DONE TO ENSURE THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN, HOW'S CITIZENS.

DON'T GET, GET TO MAKE THOSE DEMANDS OF THEIR CITY GOVERNMENT.

I'M NOT TRYING TO BLAME THE WORKERS HERE, BUT GIVING US CONTRACTS BECAUSE SUCH SENSITIVE WORK TO ACCOMPANY THAT IS APPARENTLY UNDER EQUIPPED TO DO SO.

IT'S DANGEROUS.

ANY OTHER CITY JOB WITH THIS CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SUCH SENSITIVE POVERTY AND HOUSING ISSUES WOULD REQUIRE TREMENDOUS OVERSIGHT AND TRAINING.

IT'S PUTTING BOTH THE UNHOUSED AND THE WORKERS AT RISK.

IT'S ALSO A THIN VEIL FOR POLICING THESE COMMUNITY TOO.

AS THE CITY IS LEAVING IT UP TO THE POOR CONTRACTORS, TO SORT OUT THE INEVITABLE ARGUMENTS THAT OCCUR INEVITABLY INVOLVING THE POLICE, WHO WE ALL KNOW IN THIS CITY ARE GUILTY OF VIOLENCE AND PROTECTING VIOLENT PEOPLE, JUSTICE FOR GARRETT FOSTER AND MIKE RAMOS.

WE ALREADY

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HAVE THE REPUBLICAN COUNTY CHAIR AND THE POLICE UNION TRYING TO SWINDLE PEOPLE INTO CRIMINALIZING THE UNHOUSED AGAIN, AND AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THEY AUTHORIZE.

AND IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HOUSE YOUR OWN HOUSE, THEN AT LEAST GIVE THEM AT COA TRASH BINS.

WE WILL CALL HIM BACK.

NEXT SPEAKER IS MEGAL 10 BALA, GOOD MORNING, MAYOR ADLER AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS NICOLE CARTER LALA AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT SIX, JIMMY FLANNIGAN'S DISTRICT.

I'M HERE TO SUPPORT THE RECOMMENDATION FOR THE CITY TO PURCHASE THE PROPERTY AT 63 15 SPICEWOOD SPRINGS THROUGH FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAINING IT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.

AS PART OF CITY'S PARKS SYSTEM, I'M A RESIDENT OF AUSTIN FOR 2040 YEARS.

AND THE BEAUTY OF AUSTIN HAS MADE ME DECIDE TO STAY.

AFTER 24 YEARS, I HAVE WITNESSED THE CITY GROW FOR FAULTS, THE PARKS AND GREEN BELTS.

THE CITY HAS THE BEST FEATURES THAT ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE.

MY PRIMARY CONCERN IN REGARDS TO THE DEVELOPMENT IS THE SENSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE OF THE PROPERTY, WHICH DIRECTLY ABOUT BOTH CREEK.

THE BULL CREEK FEEDS INTO ENTIRE CITY'S WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM.

MUCH OF THE PROPERTY IS IN CRITICAL QUALITY ZONE.

THE BULL CREEK IS CONSIDERED ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREA.

WHAT A QUALITY OF BULL CREEK IS COMPROMISED.

SOMETIMES AN ACCESS TO BULL CREEK IS PERIODICALLY LIMITED BY THE CITY.

ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT NEAR THE CREEK WILL WORSEN.

THE PROBLEM INCREASED DEVELOPMENT WILL ALSO RESULT IN INCREASED WATER VOLUME IN BULL CREEK DURING FLOODS INCREASED FLOOD FREQUENCY AND RESULTING DAMAGE.

ALSO, THE CITY HAS BEEN INTERESTED IN ACQUIRING THIS PROPERTY FOR MANY YEARS.

ACQUISITION OF THIS PROPERTY WILL ALLOW THE CITY TO CONNECT HIKING TRAILS FROM MULTIPLE PARKS ALONG BULL CREEK AND A CONTINUOUS PATH.

AUSTIN IS WELL KNOWN FOR THIS EXTENSIVE TRAIL SYSTEM.

THIS TRAILS ARE USED BY ALL OF THE CITIZENS OF AUSTIN.

THE PARKS ALONG BULL CREEK ARE HEAVILY USED BY SWIMMERS, PICNICKERS HIKERS AND VIRTUS FROM ALL OVER THE CITY DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPERTY WERE LIMITED PUBLIC ACCESS TO ONLY A FEW.

I WHOLEHEARTEDLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO TO ACQUIRE THIS PROPERTY AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT ALONG BULL CREEK, MAKING IT A PART OF CITY PARKS SYSTEM, VIN RETAINED THIS PRECIOUS GEM OF NATURE FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RESIDENTS OF AUSTIN TO ENJOY GABE COLOMBO.

YEAH.

SO CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

GO AHEAD.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR ADLER AND CITY COUNCIL FOR TAKING OUR COMMENTS TODAY.

MY NAME IS GABE COLOMBO.

I'M FROM DISTRICT SEVEN AND I'M A LOCAL ADVOCATE FOR SAFE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS AND PUBLIC TRANSIT.

I'M HERE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO APPROVE ITEM 90 WITH AMENDMENTS REGARDING FUNDING FOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AND SAFE STREETS.

ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT, WE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF SUPPORTIVE COMMENTS FROM EVERY DISTRICT ON OUR PETITION REGARDING THIS ISSUE.

AND I'D LIKE TO READ A SELECTION THAT I HAVE TIME FOR AARON FROM DISTRICT.

ONE SAYS, PLEASE RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF WALKING AND BIKING AS LOW COST OPTIONS FOR AND TRANSPORTATION.

ESPECIALLY AS MORE OFTEN, I STRUGGLED TO PAY THEIR BILLS.

INVESTING IN PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE MAKES THESE OPTIONS MORE ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE.

CRYSTAL FROM DISTRICT TWO SAYS RIDING A BICYCLE IS MY ONLY MODE OF TRANSPORTATION AS A LOCAL BARTENDER.

IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR ME TO HAVE SAFE, WELL LIT, DEDICATED BIKEWAYS FROM EAST AUSTIN TO THE SOUTH SIDE, JEREMY FROM DISTRICT THREE SAYS I PERSONALLY BEEN HIT BY A CAR TWICE WHILE IN AUSTIN ON MY BIKE, WHICH IS MY PRIMARY MODE OF TRANSPORTATION.

THERE ARE AN ABUNDANCE OF ROADS I AVOID BECAUSE THEY'RE TOO DANGEROUS TO RIDE ON.

WHO'S MADE THIS INVESTMENT, OUR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITY JARED FROM DISTRICT SIDE.

SO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY VALUE BICYCLING AND WALKING AS IT MAY BE THEIR ONLY MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION.

THAT'S PROVIDE A SAFER NETWORK OF ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION TO ASSURE ALL MEMBERS OF THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY FEEL COMFORTABLE NAVIGATING THEIR CITY.

TOM FROM DISTRICT SIX SAYS WE'RE CHANGING TIMES AND LESS DEPENDENT ON FOSSIL FUEL TRANSPORTATION.

IT'S TIME FOR US TO TAKE GREAT CARE AND SUPPORTING THE WELFARE OF OUR PLANET.

AUSTIN HAS ALWAYS LED THE WAY IN ECOLOGY CONSCIOUSNESS AND PROGRESSIVE IDEAS.

AND REBECCA FROM DISTRICT NINE SAYS AS A CYCLING FAMILY, WE'VE GREATLY ENJOYED THE SAFER STREETS RESULTING FROM LOWER TRAFFIC VOLUMES.

IN THE LAST MONTH, WE'VE EVEN BEEN, BEEN ABLE TO GET OUT 3.5, THREE AND

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A HALF YEAR OLDS OUT.

FIND SOME OF THE QUIETEST STREETS TO START LEARNING THE RULES OF THE ROAD.

WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT EVEN AS TRAFFIC VOLUMES RISE, WE CAN CONTINUE TO USE THEIR STREETS CONSTITUENTS AND OVER 300 3,600 AUSTINITES WHO SIGNED A PETITION, ASK YOU TO PLEASE APPROVE ITEM 90 TODAY.

THANK YOU, MORNING.

MY NAME IS KENDRA GARRETT.

I WANT TO THANK MAYOR AND COUNCIL FOR ADOPTING SPEAKER ON ITEM ONE 17.

UM, I LIKE 60 DAYS WEARING A NUMBER OF YOU HAVE, UM, FIRST AS A MEMBER OF THE AUSTIN JUSTICE COALITION IN PLANNING OUR COMMUNITIES.

UH, WE'D LIKE TO ASK FOR EACH OF YOU TO JOIN US IN SUPPORTING THE ST JOHN'S REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT.

UH, THIS PROJECT IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE KIND OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WE ARE FIGHTING FOR, UM, INCLUSIVE OF BERRIES, INCOME LEVELS MIXED USE SO THAT EXISTING RESIDENTS CAN ENJOY THE AMENITIES AND THE USE OF AFFIRMATIVE MARKETING FOR HELPING AND HOPEFULLY ALSO FOR HIRING, UH, TO FULFILL THE RIGHT TO STAY RIGHT TO RETURN POLICY.

UM, THIS PROJECT HAS STAYED TRUE TO BEING COMMUNITY LED AND THAT'S WHERE THE MAGIC IS.

UM, MY LAST HEAD IS JUST AS A ST.

JOHN'S RESIDENCE RESIDENCE.

UM, I'VE LIVED IN A NUMBER OF NEIGHBORHOODS IN AUSTIN AND ST.

JOHN'S NEIGHBORHOOD IS HANDS DOWN.

MY FAVORITE, UH, COMING OUT OF SCHOOL WITH LOOMING STUDENT DEBT, UH, STUDENT LOANS, UH, NEEDED TO FIND THEM A PORTAL PERSPECTIVE.

UM, NOT ONLY DID I FIND THAT HERE, BUT I ALSO DISCOVERED HISTORY AND COMMUNITY, UM, AN ANTIDOTE, THE DOLLAR TO USE FROM THE UT REPORT.

THOSE WHO LEFT, UM, FROM A 63 YEAR OLD MAN SAID THAT, UM, THEY DIDN'T WANT TO REDO EAST AUSTIN WHEN WE WERE LIVING IN IT.

THE CITY WAS TAKING AWAY AND JACKING UP PRICES.

CERTIFICATIONS STARTED SETTLING IN AND RESIDENTS WERE SICK TO THEIR STOMACH, SEEING WHAT THEY SEE, THEY COULD HAVE REVITALIZED, UM, THE CITY OWES AN HISTORIC BET TO THE ST JOHN'S COMMUNITY.

AND ASSUMING ALL THINGS INCLUDED AS RP ARE FULFILLED, THIS IS ONE WAY TO REVITALIZE.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH TO CATHARS AND HIS OFFICE FOR ALL THE WORK FOR THIS PROJECT.

AND WE REALLY HOPE THAT YOU SUPPORT, UM, THIS, UM, I AM ONE 17.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, LYNN.

GALBREATH GOOD MORNING.

THIS IS LYNN GALBREATH.

I'M IN DISTRICT FOUR IN A NEIGHBORHOOD CALLED GEORGE AND ACRES.

I'M CALLING OUR AGENDA ITEMS 38 AND 39, WHICH IS CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF TWO PROPERTIES ON GEORGE AND DRIVE THAT AT LITTLE WALNUT CREEK FOR A POCKET PARKS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

I'M REQUESTING THAT YOU CONSIDER PROVIDING SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR SOME UPFRONT CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN WORK.

INSTEAD OF US WAITING THE FEW MONTHS OR SEVERAL MONTHS THAT, UM, IT WOULD TAKE, IF WE USE ONLY PARTY EXISTING RESOURCES I'VE SENT, UM, TO COUNCIL A ONE PAGE DOCUMENT WITH SOME DATA BEHIND IT, EXPLAINING WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO GET TO THIS IMMEDIATELY ON THIS PROPERLY, AS OPPOSED TO WAITING, THEY HAVE TO DO WITH THE LIKELIHOOD OF BEING ENTRENCHMENT OF CRIME THERE.

IF WE DON'T ADDRESS THE SAFETY AND SECURITY CONCERNS RIGHT UP FRONT, UM, THAT'S PRETTY MUCH THE DEAL.

I HOPE YOU'LL READ THE SHEET THAT I SENT AND EXPLAINS THE WHOLE PICTURE.

AND WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO MOVE ALONG JUST A PUBLIC SAFETY PORTION OF THIS PROJECT.

AND THEN THE REST OF THE AMENITY DESIGN KIND OF FOLLOW THE USUAL PARD PROCESS.

THIS SHOULD BE A CLOSE LIAISON WITH CARDS SO THAT THEY ARE THE NORMAL PROCESSES AND PROTOCOLS ARE NOT INTERRUPTED.

AND, UM, THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

FOLLOW THE SPEAKERS IN THE QUEUE.

IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, PLEASE PRESS ZERO NOW.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS JOE TRACK COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO ADDRESS CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS JOE TRACK AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT 10.

I REPRESENT THE OLD POND.

BLESSED HOA IN NEIGHBORHOODS ARE ABOUT 200 HOUSEHOLDS.

I AM HERE ON BEHALF OF OUR COMMUNITY RESIDENTS ASKING YOU TO APPROVE ITEM 98, AUTHORIZING EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEEDINGS ON THE SUBJECT.

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT MUST NOT NEGATIVELY IMPACT OUR ENVIRONMENT.

WATER QUALITY AND SAFETY.

THIS PROPERTY IS SURROUNDED ON THREE SIDES BY BULL CREEK.

IT IS IN A CRITICAL IT'S A WATER QUALITY ZONE, AND IT IS SENSITIVE TO POLLUTION FROM DEVELOPMENT ADJACENT TO THE CREEK.

THE CREEK FEEDS INTO THE CITY'S WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM.

IT IS A VITAL SOURCE, NOT JUST FOR THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS.

THAT'S ALL AUSTIN RESIDENTS HAS BEEN FLOODED.

MANY TIMES IN THE

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PAST.

ADDITIONAL COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT CAN DRAMATICALLY INCREASED A LOT OF VOLUME IN BULL CREEK DURING FLOODS CAUSING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE.

WE URGE YOU NOT TO ALLOW MORE DEVELOPMENT, MORE POLLUTION AND LESS WATER QUALITY.

THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS ALSO BEEN INTERESTED IN ACQUIRING THIS PROPERTY FOR MANY YEARS, NOT JUST FOR THE REASONS I'VE ALREADY STATED, BUT ALSO TO CONNECT HIKING TRAILS FROM FIVE DIFFERENT PARTS.

THESE TRAILS ARE HEAVILY USED BY SWIMMERS, PICNICKERS BIKERS AND HIKERS FROM ALL OVER THE CITY, INCLUDING YOUR OWN CONSTITUENTS.

WE URGE YOU TO VOTE YES, TO APPROVE ITEM 98 FOR THE BENEFITS OF ALL CITIZENS OF AUSTIN.

AND THANK YOU JUNE HORMEL, JUNE, PLEASE UNMUTE IF YOU'RE MUTED, JAY CROSS-LINK.

HELLO.

UH, MAYOR ADLER AND COUNCIL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

UM, MY NAME IS JAY BLAZER CROSLEY.

I LIVE IN DISTRICT FOUR AND I WORKED FOR A NONPROFIT CALLED FARM AND CITY.

UH, I CALLED THEM TODAY TO STRONGLY SUPPORT, UM, ITEM 90 AND THE UPDATED VERSION OF ITEM 90, THE PROPOSAL TO PLACE A, A LARGE BOND ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER FOCUSED ON SAFE AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS.

UM, I'D LIKE TO OFFER THREE POINTS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION ON THIS PROPOSAL.

ONE AS A STRONG ADVOCATE FOR PROJECT CONNECT, I THINK THE SAFE AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION BOND IS A CRUCIAL COMPLIMENT TO THE TRANSIT PACKAGE, UH, TO A SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENT IN PROVEN DATA BACK TO SAFETY.

INTERVENTIONS IS DESPERATELY NEEDED AND MUST BE A LARGE PART OF THIS PACKAGE.

AND THEN THREE NOW IS EXACTLY THE TIME TO PROPOSE THIS TRE FOR TRANSIT AND EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT, ALONGSIDE A SAFE AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION BOND TO HELP SUSTAIN OUR ECONOMY AND CREATE GOOD JOBS.

UM, AND SO ON THE FIRST ITEM I HAVE SERVED ON THE, THE, OR THE CONNECT ADVISORY NETWORK FOR, I THINK THREE OR FOUR YEARS NOW, I'VE BEEN ENGAGED IN TRYING TO GET THE END AUSTIN'S TRANSIT AUSTERITY MEASURES, AND TO FINALLY FUND TRANSIT AT A NORMAL LEVEL FOR A GROWING METRO REGION LIKE OURS.

I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT PROJECT CONNECT, UM, AND I'M EVEN GOING TO AT NOON TODAY, DEBATE MR. JIM SCAGGS AT THE TEXAS PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT TO ADVOCATE FOR PROJECT CONNECT AND OUR DESPERATE NEED FOR THE SEMESTER.

AND I JUST, FROM THAT POINT OF VIEW, I BELIEVE HAVING A SAFE AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION BOND, UH, A LARGE SAFE AND EXTRA TRANSPORTATION BOND ON THE BALLOT WILL HELP, UM, COMPLIMENT AND PASS THE TRANSIT BONDS.

UM, AND THEN TOO, WE, AS I'VE TALKED TO YOU BEFORE CRASHES COSTS THE PEOPLE OF AUSTIN, MUCH MORE THAN CONGESTION, AND WE MUST CONTINUE TO PUSH, UH, FURTHER ON VISION ZERO.

UH, AND A KEY POINT FOR THIS BOND PROPOSAL IS THAT, UM, EVEN IF WE MEET OUR 50 50 GOAL, UM, MORE PEOPLE WILL BE DRIVING IN THE FUTURE.

AND SO THE SAFETY ELEMENTS WILL BENEFIT ALL ESTIMATES AND, AND IN ALL MODES.

AND SO PLEASE LOOK FOR THIS MEASURE.

THANK YOU, ELIZABETH PERRY.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS LIZBETH CAREY.

I LIVE IN DISTRICT NINE AND I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH COUNCIL MEMBER TOBO AND HER STAFF FOR A YEAR TO GET SOMETHING LIKE ITEM 86 ON THE AGENDA.

I JUST WANTED TO TAKE A MINUTE TO GIVE A VOICE TO THIS AGENDA ITEM.

MY PARTNER AND I PURCHASED OUR HOUSE AT 1301 SOUTH FIFTH STREET AT THE CORNER OF WEST GIBSON STREET IN GOOD FAITH.

AND DIDN'T HAVE ANY INDICATION A LOT WITH UNPLANTED BACK IN 1946, BEFORE CLOSING ON THE HOUSE, I CHECK T RECORDS AND PURCHASE TITLE INSURANCE.

I SAW THE PROPERTY HAS ITS OWN TAX ID.

CITY TAXES HAD BEEN PAID.

IT'S CHANGED HANDS 10 TIMES SINCE 1946.

IT HAS IT'S OWN DRIVEWAY AND UTILITIES.

NOTHING SEEMED OUT OF THE NORM.

IT WASN'T UNTIL WE SUBMITTED A BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION THAT WE WERE GIVEN THE NEWS, THE CITY HAD NO RECORD OF A SUBDIVISION APPLICATION FROM 1946.

SO THE CITY CONSIDERS OUR LOT AND THE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS AT 1303 SOUTH FIFTH STREET AS ONE LARGE LOT.

I PROVIDED YOU ALL WITH A HANDOUT

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SHOWING MY TWO YEAR TIMELINE OF MY BACK AND FORTH WITH CITY STAFF, AS WELL AS VARIOUS SUPPORT AND APPROVALS THAT WE'VE ALREADY RECEIVED.

EVERYONE FROM SURROUNDING HOMEOWNERS, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, AND THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HAVE SUPPORTED US.

I EVEN INCLUDED THE LAND STATUS, DETERMINATION APPROVAL FROM DSD, WHICH WAS REVOKED WITHIN 30 MINUTES.

SO IT'S SAFE TO SAY THAT EVERYONE HAS BEEN CONFUSED BY THE SMALL CORNER LOT, MYSELF AND DSV INCLUDED.

I'M HAPPY TO SEE THAT EVERYTHING I'VE LEARNED OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS MAY FINALLY GET PUT TO GOOD USE BY SUPPORTING AGENDA ITEM 86.

YOU BE PROVIDING A CLEAR RESOLUTION FOR ME AND OTHER UNFORTUNATE CITIZENS TO GET OUT OF THIS STRANGE LIMBO.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THOMAS DISCO.

UH, GOOD MORNING COUNCIL MEMBERS.

UH, I'M CALLING ON BEHALF OF AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION, WHICH IS A VERY PLEASED TO BE A NUMBER OF THE AUSTIN OUTSIDE COALITION, UM, CALLING Y'ALL TO URGE PASSAGE OF ITEM 90 AS AMENDED, UH, MANY THANKS TO COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS FOR HER LEADERSHIP ON THIS ITEM.

AND OF COURSE, A COUPLE OF THEM ARE FLANAGAN AND COUNCILMEMBER ALTAR FOR IMPROVING THE RESOLUTION WITH THEIR AMENDMENTS.

UH, A SAFE MOBILITY BOND WILL GO A LONG WAY IN MAKING AUSTIN A MORE SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT CITY FOR ALL PEOPLE ACROSS THE CITY.

AND IT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE ADOPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ASAP.

SO WE URGE PASSAGE AND, UH, WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU ALL ON THIS MORE.

THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

I AM CAROL GUTHRIE AND AM WITH THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES.

AND WE ARE IN ALL OF THE DISTRICTS.

AND I AM CALLING TO ASK YOUR SUPPORT ON ITEM 85.

UH, THIS IS A RESOLUTION THAT COUNCIL MEMBER NATASHA HARPER MADISON HAS PUT FORWARD, UH, OR REQUESTING, UH, I HOLIDAY BEFORE JUNE.

UM, WE BELIEVE THIS IS LONG OVERDUE AND WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL ALL SUPPORT ITEM 85.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

AND D SAY, AYE.

YES.

HELLO.

THIS IS AMY KREISMAN.

HI TO MAYOR ADLER, ALL COUNCIL MEMBERS.

I'M CALLING IN REGARDS TO, UH, ITEMS 42 TO ACTUALLY 52, UM, WITH 42 I'M 42.

I I'D LIKE TO, UM, PROPOSE, UM, THERE BEING A QUESTION, ALL CALLS TO ADDRESS THE POSSIBILITY OF, UM, WHETHER OR NOT A PERSON HAS MENTAL ILLNESS.

UM, AND ALSO I HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT, UM, POLICE GOING IN WITH UNIFORMS TO, TO ASSIST IN THE PROTECTION OF AN INDIVIDUAL WITH, UM, WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.

UM, MY BACKGROUND IS IN COMMUNITY HEALTH.

I'M A NURSE, A PSYCHIATRIC NURSE WORKED ON ACT TEAMS. AND I THINK ACT THE ACT MODEL WITH AN EMPHASIS ON HOUSING.

FIRST APPROACH IS, IS, UM, IS, IS, IS AN IMPORTANT AND CRUCIAL AT THIS TIME.

AND, UM, IN REGARDS TO THE OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH ITEMS, I LIKE TO SEE SUPPORT IN THOSE AND ALSO STRESS THAT THERE SEEMS TO BE A DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNT MONEY ALLOCATED TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND IN PARTICULAR POLICING, I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF SUPPORT SERVICES THAT COULD BE DONE, UM, AND REPLACE THE ROLE OF POLICING, UM, IN REGARDS TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND IN PARTICULAR MENTAL HEALTH.

AND ALSO I'D LIKE TO JUST SAY THAT I'M IN FULL TOTAL AGREEMENT WITH JUAN AND KENDRA SCOTT AND REGARDING THE ST JOHN'S PROPERTY.

UM, SO THANK YOU FOR, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

UH, GOOD MORNING, UH, COUNCIL AND MAYOR ADLER.

THANK YOU FOR, FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK ON THIS, UH, ITEM NUMBER 17.

MY NAME IS RAY CASTILLO AND, UH, I RESIDE IN THE ST JOHN NEIGHBORHOOD.

UH, I'M ALSO THE CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE ST.

JOHN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

AND, UM, I REALLY CAN'T EXPAND ON, UH, WHAT THE FIRST SPEAKER AND MS. GARRETT SPOKE ABOUT IN FAVOR OF THIS ISSUE.

HOWEVER, I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT, UM, LAST FALL, THE UT PROJECT, UH, WHICH IS THE UNIVERSITY'S LARGEST SERVICE PROJECT, UM, FOCUSED ON THE ST JOHN NEIGHBORHOOD AND ONE OF THE SPEAKERS OF THE KICKOFF, UM, RALLY SEND IT.

THIS NEIGHBORHOOD HAS BEEN NEGLECTED FOR DECADES, DECADES, AND, UH, THE FIRST SPEAKER ALSO REPEATED THE WORD NEGLECT SEVERAL TIMES.

SO I JUST ASKED THAT THE, UH, THE COUNCIL, UM, CONSIDER APPROVING

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THIS ITEM AND, UH, AND NOT NEGLECT THIS NEIGHBORHOOD ANY FURTHER.

SO THANK YOU AND, UH, APPRECIATE THE, UH, THE CONSIDERATION TO ALL THE SPEAKERS ON THE LINE.

IF YOU HAVE NOT PRESSED ZERO, PLEASE DO SO AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS RILEY HAMILTON.

GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS RAY HAMILTON AND I'M A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF DISTRICT HEAT.

I'M CALLING TO SHARE MY PROFOUND OPPOSITION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF MONTOPOLIS, SPECIFICALLY ITEMS 28, 54, 55, 56 AND 57 FOR MONTHS.

I, AS I KNOW, ALL OF YOU HAVE LISTENED TO PLEADING TESTIMONY FROM FELLOW AUSTINITE, BEGGING FOR JUSTICE, BEGGING FOR EQUITY.

THE CITY HAS SUCH A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE IT IS FULLY INCLUSIVE.

AND WE ALL KNOW THAT THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WILL PERPETUATE THE GENTRIFICATION OF EAST AUSTIN AND WILL CONTINUE THE DISPLACEMENT OF BLACK AND LATIN A RESIDENT IN OUR CITY THAT CONTINUED CITYWIDE EFFORT TO SUPPORT COMMODIFICATION RATHER THAN AFFORDABILITY.

I URGE YOU ALL TO REJECT THE DEVELOPMENT OF MONTOPOLIS AND TO PROTECT THIS HISTORICALLY LOW INCOME COMMUNITY, WHICH IS HOME TO ALREADY MARGINALIZED POPULATION.

YOU CANNOT OPPOSE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM WHILE ALSO SUPPORTING DISPLACEMENT OF PEOPLE OF COLOR BLACK LIVES MATTER AND DEFUND APD.

THANK YOU.

HI.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, GO AHEAD.

HI, MY NAME IS ANDREA KOPLEWICZ.

I'M HERE TODAY TO SPEAK AGAINST ITEM NUMBER 98, WHERE THE CITY IS CONSIDERING CONDEMNING 11 ACRES ON SPICEWOOD TO ADD TO AN EXISTING 5,700 ACRE PARK.

THEY'RE DOING IT ON THE BASIS OF CONTINUITY AND CONNECTIVITY, BUT THE PARK IS VERY FAR AWAY FROM THE EXISTING PARKLANDS.

UM, NEIGHBORS ARE IN FEAR THAT THE LAND IN BETWEEN WILL ALSO BE CONDEMNED OR TAKEN BY THE CITY.

COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER HAS PROMISED THAT THERE IS NO INTENT TO DO SO AND NO FUNDS TO DO SO AFTER THIS PURCHASE.

SO IF THAT'S THE CASE, THERE WOULD BE NO CONTINUITY OR CONNECTIVITY.

THIS LAND IS SURROUNDED BY WATER ON THREE SIDES.

IT IS NOT EASILY ACCESSIBLE.

UM, IT DOES BRING INTO QUESTION THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.

UH, THE WATER QUALITY IS ALREADY BEEN IN DANGER FROM THE EXISTING PARK.

THERE WAS A LOT OF POOP AND THERE HAVE BEEN CLOSING THE PARKS.

THERE ARE ONLY TWO AGENTS TO MANAGE 300 PARKS AND 2000 ACRES OF PARKLAND IN AUSTIN.

IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO MANAGE AN ADDITIONAL 11 ACRES.

THERE'S ALREADY ILLEGAL CAMPING PROBLEMS AND PARKING PROBLEMS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND WITH A CAMPING ORDINANCE THAT MAY BECOME WORSE.

THIS IS A NUISANCE TO A NEIGHBORHOOD.

IT FEELS LIKE WE'RE PURCHASING THIS LAND AND SPENDING SO MUCH MONEY TO MAKE 200 HOUSEHOLD HOA HAPPY.

WE SHOULD TAKE A LESSON FROM BLACK LIVES MATTER.

TAKE A PAUSE AND THINK ABOUT WHETHER IT MAKES SENSE TO SPEND UPWARDS OF $4.5 MILLION.

OR IF THESE FUNDS THAT ARE EARMARKED TOWARDS PARKS COULD BE USED AT 11 ACRES, IF THEY SHOULD BE USED AT 11 ACRES TO 5,700 ACRES, WHEN THE OWNER'S OFFERING A FREE EASEMENT, WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT USING THESE PARTS TO ADD GREEN SPACES, TO UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES IN AUSTIN THAT ARE OFTEN UNDERPRIVILEGED AND HAPPEN TO HAVE MORE MINORITY RESIDENTS, COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE MUCH FEWER GREEN SPACES AND GREEN BELTS.

AND THIS IS JUST THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, KAITLIN.

MCCLUNE HELLO? CAN, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

GO AHEAD.

COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS CAITLIN MCCLEARY AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT FOUR AND I'M CALLING TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR ITEM ONE 17.

I URGE YOU TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT ST.

JOHN PROPERTY.

THEY SEE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMBAT, UM, GENTRIFICATION AND COMMUNITY DISPLACEMENT AS A WAY TO CONFRONT AND COUNTER A LONG HISTORY OF RACIST HOUSING POLICIES ACROSS THE NATION.

BUT SPECIFICALLY, I'M TALKING ABOUT AN AUSTIN, UM, VOLUNTEERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS HAVE DONE A LOT OF WORK IN TALKING TO NEIGHBORS, ASKING THEM WHAT THEY WANT AND NEED AND HOLDING MEETINGS WITH COUNCIL MEMBER, GREG SR, IN A TIRELESS EFFORT TO ADDRESS THE VISION AND NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY.

AND MORE BROADLY FOR ALLOWING INCLUSIVITY IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN AS A WHOLE,

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WHICH AS WE KNOW IS AN ONGOING PROBLEM, THE SPORT, DESPITE HISTORIC NEGLECT, UH, SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN MENTIONED SEVERAL TIMES BY OTHER SPEAKERS, INCLUDING EFFORTS TO BUILD A COURTHOUSE AND THE POLICE STATION IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE COMMUNITY HAS CONTINUED TO THRIVE.

AND NOW ASKS THAT YOU APPROVE THE FINANCING REQUESTS, RELEASE THE RFP FOR THE ST JOHN PROPERTY.

UM, THERE'S A BEAUTIFUL VISION OF PARK SPACE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISPLACED FAMILIES TO RETURN FOR ECONOMICALLY STRUGGLING FAMILIES TO STAY AND FOR JOB CREATION AND, UH, APPROVING ONE 17 WILL DO MUCH TO SHOW THE COUNCIL SUPPORT OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND AUSTIN, AND TO EXPRESS A DESIRE TO CONFRONT AUSTIN'S RACIST.

AND I'M JUST HISTORY OF DISCRIMINATORY CITY PLANNING AND HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

WE HOPE THAT YOU SUPPORT ITEM ONE 17 IN RECOGNITION OF THE HOURS OF COMMUNITY WORK THAT HAS BEEN PUT INTO BUILDING THIS VISION FOR THE ST.

JOHN REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

QUINCY DUNLAP.

YES.

GOOD MORNING.

UH, UM, THANK YOU, UH, MR. MAYOR AND, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE STEAM PUBLIC NEIGHBORS AND FELLOW CITIZENS.

I WANT TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF, UM, ADAM ONE 17.

IT'S HIGHLY IMPORTANT THAT THIS PROJECT COME TO FRUITION WITH THE RIGHT KIND OF SUPPORTS FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY, BUILT INTO THIS TO SUPPORT THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE ST JOHN'S NEIGHBORHOOD.

UM, I AM SUPPORTING THIS BECAUSE HOPEFULLY THE URBAN LEAGUE COULD BE ONE OF THE ANKLE ORGANIZATIONS TOO.

SO THAT PARTICULAR COMMUNITY IN WAYS THAT IT IS IT HASN'T BEEN SERVED IN THE PATH.

IT'S HIGHLY IMPORTANT THAT THIS TYPE OF INVESTMENT BE MADE TO SHOW, UH, THE EASTERN CRESCENT THAT THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE, THE CITY OF AUSTIN BUREAUCRACY IS COMMITTED TO INVESTING THE NECESSARY RESOURCES, UH, TO REVITALIZE THE ST JOHN'S NEIGHBORHOOD.

THEY SHOULD INCLUDE A RIGHT TO RETURN AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UH, PUBLIC GREEN SPACES THAT THE COMMUNITY CAN, UH, UH, AND TAKE CARE OF AND ACCESS AND UTILIZE.

UH, IT'S HIGHLY IMPORTANT THAT THIS PROJECT COMES TO FRUITION GIVEN ITS GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION ALONG HIGHWAY 35.

AND THAT BEING, UH, A PRIME REAL ESTATE, UH, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE COMMUNITY WHERE ST JOHN'S IS POSITIONED, HAVE THIS PROJECT, UH, TO PRESENT AN EQUITABLE QUALITY OF LIFE.

OFTEN TIMES BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES OR DISPLACED BECAUSE, UH, HIGH DOLLAR DEVELOPERS WANT TO COME IN AND, AND DEVELOP PROPERTY AND PROJECT, UH, ON PRIME REAL ESTATE.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO RIGHT BY THE ST JOHN'S COMMUNITY.

AND I WOULD URGE A CITY COUNCIL AND THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE TO, TO MAKE THIS PROJECT HAPPEN.

THANK YOU.

UH, GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS SEAN O'BRIEN AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT 10, AND I DO NOT SUPPORT THE EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEEDINGS PROPOSED IN ITEM 98 ON OCTOBER 17TH, 2013, AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO PASS THE WATERSHED PROTECTION ORDINANCE.

COUNCIL MEMBER TOBO WAS ON THE DICE FOR THE UNANIMOUS APPROVAL SEVEN TO ZERO.

I BRING THIS UP BECAUSE COUNCIL COUNCIL MEMBER TOBO IS SITTING NEXT TO YOU ALL ON THE DAYAS TODAY.

THIS ORDINANCE IS YOUNG, NEW, FRESH, NOT ANTIQUATED, AND IT IS STRICT.

IT IS DESIGNED FOR CURRENT DAY.

THE QUESTION I POSE TO YOU TODAY, AND I ASKED YOU TO CONSIDER WHILE I PRESENT AS SIMPLE, WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THE UNANIMOUS DECISION IN 2013, IF COUNCIL IN 2020 INTENDS TO IGNORE AND OVERSTEP THIS ORDINANCE IN FAVOR OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF STAFF AND PARKS AND PROPOSE TAKING HAS BEEN PRESENTED BY CITY STAFF HAS CONNECTIVITY PROJECT FOR BULL CREEK, BUT THE TRUTH IS IT IS TAKING TO PREVENT DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE GUISE THAT THE DEVELOPMENT MAY HURT THE ENVIRONMENT.

IS IT A STATEMENT CLEARLY MADE BY ALISON ALTER AND HER STAFF IN NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS? THEY TELL NEIGHBORS IF THEY ARE STOPPING AN ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT, WHICH IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE.

WE HAVE THREE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTS THAT STATE, WE ARE NOT DAMAGING THE HABITATS OF ANY ENDANGERED OR THREATENED SPECIES.

WE ARE RESPECTING THE WETLANDS WHEN WE ARE RESPECTING THE BLUFF SETBACKS, THERE'S EVEN GUIDANCE IN OUR ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTS REGARDING WHEN CONSTRUCTION CAN OCCUR

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IN ORDER TO PREVENT HABITAT AND MATING SEASON IMPACTS.

WE INTEND TO FOLLOW ALL OF THESE GUIDELINES.

IF WE ARE AWARE AND VERY RESPECTFUL OF THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND US AND ASKING FOR ZERO VARIANCES RELATED TO THE RESTRICTIVE WATERSHED PROTECTION PROTECTION ORDINANCE, AND WHY SHOULD OUR PROJECT BE HALTED BY EMINENT DOMAIN? THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE.

THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, SIMPLY IT IS TAKING TO PREVENT DEVELOPMENT.

THE 2013 WATERSHED PROTECTION ORDINANCE IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL ALREADY IN PLACE.

LET IT DO ITS JOB AND REGULATE DEVELOPMENT IN NEW YORK, CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY MAYOR.

WE'RE CONNECTING ONE SECOND.

MAYOR.

WE'RE GETTING A MESSAGE THAT THE WIFI IS DOWN.

SO I'M NOT SURE IF THE NETWORK IS DOWN.

SO IF YOU CAN PLEASE GIVE US A SECOND TO FIGURE THIS OUT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, COLLEAGUES, JUST TAKE A FIVE MINUTE RECESS AND LET THEM WORK HARDER.

THE MILKY WAY SEEMS BRIGHTER.

NEXT SPEAKER IS CHRISTOPHER.

ONE SECOND HERE.

LET ME CONFIRM QUORUM BACK.

I'M SORRY.

UH, I SEE FOUR OF US IS ANYBODY ELSE HANGING AROUND? THAT'S FIVE OF US.

ONE MORE.

OKAY, GO AHEAD.

CLERK.

WE HAVE A QUORUM, 10 57, THIS PROCEEDING, CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY.

I'M AN IMAGE.

CHRIS KENNEDY.

I LIVE IN DISTRICT NINE.

I'M CALLING TO BE ON ITEM 74.

I HAVE BEEN WORKING IN THE UNHEALTHY COMMUNITY IN AUSTIN AND WITNESSED FIRSTHAND OVER AND OVER, OVER THE LAST YEAR.

HOW INHUMANE DIGNIFIED REALLY ENTERPRISES.

SO CLEAN UP BAR AT THE HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT UNDER THE BRIDGE.

I HAVE WATCHED CREWS THROW AWAY ON OPEN JUG, THE TRICKING WATER MATTRESSES, SHELTER STRUCTURES, PATCHES, WALKERS TENTS, AND OTHER GEAR NECESSARY FOR SURVIVAL.

DURING THE CLEANUPS ON HOUSE, RESIDENTS ARE FORCED TO CHOOSE WHETHER TO GO TO WORK OR TO STAY BY THEIR TENT TO PROTECT THEIR POSSESSIONS.

ONE, MAN, I TALKED TO LAST WEEK, MISSED HIS FIRST DAY OF WORK BECAUSE HE STAYED BY HIS TENT TO WAIT FOR THE CLEANUP ONLY TO FIND THAT THE CLEANUP CREW NEVER SHOWED UP THAT DAY AS THEY WERE SCHEDULED TO.

HE LOST THAT JOB BECAUSE OF IT NOTICES ABOUT CLEANUPS DURING ENGLISH.

ONLY AN INDICATION THAT THIS OPERATION IS UNPREPARED FOR AND IGNORANT TO THE DIVERSE AND COMPLEX NEEDS OF NON ENGLISH SPEAKERS, THOSE DEALING WITH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITIES AND THOSE UNABLE TO GATHER THEIR BELONGINGS FOR OTHER REASONS, OUTSIDE OF THEIR CONTROL.

THIS IS NOT A SOLUTION.

THIS IS A DISPLACEMENT CAMPAIGN.

WHAT IS YOUR ANSWER FOR WHERE ON HOUSE RATHER THAN SHOULD GO, PLEASE DO NOT PRIORITIZE THE ANTI HOMELESS WISHES OF A SMALL, THEY GET IT MINORITY IN AUSTIN INSTEAD OF DOING WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE WELLBEING OF ALL AUSTINITES INCLUDING THE UNHOUSED.

THE SO-CALLED CLEANUPS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND AN ADDED LAYER OF DISTRESS TO THOSE ALREADY STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE AND FACING DEEP POVERTY.

AND TRAUMA IS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS GOING TO ABUSE OF SUBCONTRACTORS SHOULD GO TO HUMANE, DIGNIFIED, VOLUNTARY TRASH PICKUP, AS WELL AS HOUSING SERVICES AND OTHER BASIC NEEDS LIKE DRINKING WATER.

PLEASE VOTE.

NO ON ITEM 74.

I THANK YOU.

HELLO.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, PLEASE.

THIS IS KATE PARLEY.

UM, AND I LIVE AT TWO OH NINE WALNUT

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DRIVE AND I OWN TWO OH SIX ON THAT DRIVE IN DISTRICT FOUR, SPEAKING ON 38 AND 39.

UM, UH, IN 2016, I SENT A NOTE TO, UH, WITH THE QSR, UH, ABOUT, UM, THE LATER HALF OF MY PROPERTY UNTIL I WAS 16 FOR A PARK ALONG LITTLE WALNUT CREEK.

AND I GOT A MESSAGE BACK AS THERE WERE NO PLANS FOR MAKING A PARK THERE.

NOW THAT'S CHANGED.

UM, I HAVE TO GIVE A FREE THEN, BUT I CAN GO TO $600,000 ON A, UM, UH, BY, WITH TWO PROPERTIES.

I FEEL LIKE, UH, UH, I NEED TO GET A LITTLE, UH, I WANT TO SELL HALF OF MY PROPERTY, UM, THE, THIS IN THE CREEK BED, UM, TO CONTINUE THE PARK EASTWOOD.

WAS I 35? UM, THERE'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR A BIG PARK, FURTHER DOWN THE CREEK, CAUSE IT'S ON THE FLOOD ZONE, WHICH I ASSUME YOU CAN DO A CREEK, UH, PARKING.

UM, BUT I JUST HAD A CURVE BALL THROWN THIS MORNING.

I WAS WALKING THROUGH TAKING A LOOK AT IT AND I FOUND THE DEAD BODY, UM, JUST OUTSIDE OF MY PROPERTY ON THE CREEK BED.

AND AS WE SIT HERE, NOW I'M TAKING CARE OF THAT.

SO, UM, I WANT RESERVATIONS.

THE REASON I WANT TO KEEP PRIOR TO BUY PROPERTY IS TO BE ABLE TO FENCE IT, TO FENCE IT OFF FROM PEOPLE COMING THROUGH BECAUSE THEY'RE GOOD BUDDIES HERE.

UM, AND UH, THE CITY GOT IN TOUCH WITH ME TO BUY THE PROPERTY A WHILE AGO, BUT THEY STOPPED TALKING TO ME.

SO I'M CURIOUS WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THAT? THAT'S ABOUT ALL, YEAH.

SORRY, MARY.

YOU'RE ON MUTE, BUT I SEEM TO RECOGNIZE ME.

YES.

GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU FOR, FOR RAISING THIS, SIR.

AND, UH, CIRCLE BACK THAT'S PARK ISSUE FOR A SECOND, ABOUT THE MUCH MORE ALARMING AND SERIOUS ISSUES, FINDING A BODY THIS MORNING THAT SHOULD OBVIOUSLY IMMEDIATELY BE INVESTIGATED AND FIND OUT WHAT IT IS THAT THAT HAPPENED.

THAT'S AWFUL, RIGHT? WELL, WE SHOULD START LOOKING INTO THAT IMMEDIATELY.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON.

YOU'RE