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4:00 AM.

IT

[Call to Order]

IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 20TH.

THIS IS THE AUSTIN WATER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

AND WE ARE MEETING IN REMOTELY CAUSE WE ARE STILL DEALING WITH COVID.

SO WE ARE NOT MEETING IN PERSON RIGHT NOW.

UM, AND WE'VE GOT A FEW THINGS ON OUR AGENDA.

ITEM.

ONE IS THE APPROVAL OF MINUTE MINUTES FROM, FROM THE LAST MEETING.

UH, WE ALSO WILL HAVE BRIEFINGS ON THE DIRECTOR'S REPORT, UH, DISCUSSION OF ONSITE WATER TREATMENT FOR THE TESLA SITE AND ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE, THE AMI UPDATES AND AQUIFER STORAGE AND RECOVERY ITEMS. SO THOSE ARE THE FEW THINGS WE HAVE ON OUR AGENDA TODAY SHOULD BE A GREAT DISCUSSION.

UH, DO I HAVE

[1. Approve the minutes ofthe May 13,2020 meeting ofthe Austin Water Oversight Committee.]

A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MEETING MINUTES FROM LAST TIME? COUNCILMEMBER ALTER MAKES THE MOTION.

DO I HAVE A SECOND SECONDED BY VICE CHAIR POOL? UM, ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

AYE.

ALRIGHT.

LOOKS LIKE THAT'S UNANIMOUS ON THE VIRTUAL DYESS, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL.

DID YOU SAY THEY WERE MOVING SOME PEOPLE OVER FROM, FROM THE ATTENDEES LIST? I KNOW NEXT WE HAVE A BAR, OUR DIRECTOR'S REPORT.

SO I WANTED TTM TO KNOW IT'S OKAY TO MERGE OVER, UM, DIRECTOR BIZARROS CHAIR ELLIS.

DID WE RECEIVE ANY OF THESE PRESENTATIONS BY EMAIL? CAUSE THEY'RE NOT POSTED ON THE, I BELIEVE I SAW THEM THAT HEATHER HAD SENT THOSE OUT.

LET ME DOUBLE CHECK THE TIMESTAMP ON IT.

CHRIS SEARCH AND WHY WHILE THE CHAIR IS BAD, WE CAN JUST LATCH THE DIRECTOR AND THE STAFF LIKE I SAW ON THERE THAT WE NORMALLY, YOU NORMALLY GET THESE, UM, WELL, AUSTIN ENERGY SENDS US, UH, THE BACKUP A WEEK IN ADVANCE AND THAT WAS A PARTICULAR REQUEST A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO BECAUSE OF THE DENSITY OF SOME OF THE DOCUMENTS.

AND SO LET'S MAKE SURE THAT WE GET OUR BACKUP AT LEAST THE FRIDAY BEFORE OUR MEETINGS GOING FORWARD AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE ATTACHED ALSO TO WHATEVER THE AGENDA IS POSTED ONLINE.

THAT WOULD CERTAINLY BE HELPFUL.

I KNOW THAT IN OUR MEETING YESTERDAY AS WELL, WE WERE HAVING ISSUES WITH SOME OF THE, THE FEED CUTTING IN AND OUT WITH THE PRESENTATION.

SO THAT WOULD ALSO HELP US TO MAKE SURE THAT WE KNOW WE'VE GOT THE DOCUMENTS TO REVIEW IN CASE ANYTHING, UM, CREATES A GLITCH.

IT WAS BEING PICKED UP ON ATX END, BUT IT WAS NOT SHOWING ON OUR SCREEN.

AND SO THAT WAS, UM, SOMETHING I JUST HADN'T SEEN BEFORE, BUT IT WAS HELPFUL TO HAVE THAT AS BACKUP.

UM, IT LOOKS LIKE 5:51 PM LAST NIGHT, HEATHER CORRUPTED SENT OUT, UM, THE ATTACHMENTS FOR THESE, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT THEM, UM, ON YOUR OWN SCREEN AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

GOOD MORNING DIRECTOR WAS RS

[2. Director's Report]

MORNING COUNCIL MEMBERS.

UH, I JUST, UH, GONNA GIVE A VERBAL UPDATE ON MY DIRECTOR REPORT TODAY.

JUST RUN DOWN A FEW ITEMS. SO NICE TO SEE EVERYONE, UH, IN TERMS OF COUNCIL, RCA ITEMS, THE MOST NOTEWORTHY ONE COMING UP IS ACTUALLY NEXT WEEK.

IT'S, UH, OUR START OF OUR ENGINEERING FOR OUR AQUIFER STORAGE AND RECOVERY.

AND SO WE'VE SELECTED A BRIEFING TODAY FOR YOU TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF THAT PROJECT.

AND WHAT'S COMING UP FOR YOUR COUNCIL AGENDA, UH, NEXT WEEK.

UM, I DO WANT TO NOTE A COUPLE KEY OPERATIONAL PROJECTS FOR THE COUNCIL.

SOME PROGRESS THAT WE'RE MAKING AS THE COUNCIL WILL RECALL.

OUR RAW WATER SYSTEM HAS BEEN INFESTED WITH ZEBRA MUSCLES FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.

AND WE'VE HAD SOME OPERATIONAL IMPACTS AT AUSTIN WATER WITH THOSE.

UH, WE HAVE STARTED, UH, CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT ALL, THREE OF OUR PLANTS TO CONTROL ZEBRA MUSSELS IN OUR RAW WATER PIPING SYSTEM.

AND WE EXPECT THOSE SYSTEMS, UH, CONSTRUCTION TO BE COMPLETED NEXT MONTH AND GO INTO OPERATION.

WE'LL START ADDING A SMALL DOSE OF A CHEMICAL IN OUR RAW WATER PIPING TO RID THAT SYSTEM OF A ZEBRA MUSSELS.

WE WOULD EXPECT BY THE END OF THE CALENDAR YEAR THAT OUR RAW WATER PIPING WILL BE FREE OF ALL ZEBRA MUSCLES.

SO THAT'S A IMPORTANT MILESTONE FOR US.

OF COURSE, THEY'LL STILL BE IN THE LAKE ITSELF AND WE'LL STILL HAVE TO MANAGE THE IMPACTS ON OUR INTAKES, BUT IN TERMS OF THE RAW WATER PIPING ITSELF, UH, WE'RE WELL UNDERWAY WITH, UH, WITH, UH, READING OUR SYSTEM OF ZEBRA MUSCLES.

ALSO, I WANT TO NOTE PROGRESS ON OUR POLYMER SYSTEM.

UH, THE COUNCIL MAY RECALL AFTER THE 2018 COLORADO RIVER FLOODING AND BOIL WATER NOTICE THAT WE DID AN ENGINEERING AFTER ACTION ANALYSIS AND THE CORE RECOMMENDATION OF THAT WAS TO ADAPT OUR THREE PRIMARY DRINKING WATER PLANTS

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WITH POLYMER SYSTEMS. THAT'S A CHEMICAL THAT WOULD GIVE US ADDITIONAL TOOLS TO MANAGE HIGH TURBIDITY EVENTS THAT OCCURRED DURING THE COLORADO FLOODING, FOR EXAMPLE, AND WE TARGETED OUR ALRICK PLANT, WHICH IS OUR LARGEST PLANT, UH, AS OUR FIRST, UH, POLYMER PROJECT.

AND THAT PROJECT IS WELL UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND WE EXPECT THAT TO GO INTO SERVICE THIS FALL AND WILL GIVE US A NEW TOOL AT ALL, RICK, TO MANAGE A HIGH TURBIDITY RIVER UPSET EVENTS.

AND WE'LL BE FOLLOWING UP IN 2021 WITH POLYMER SYSTEMS AT OUR DAVIS AND HIGH HANCOCK'S PLANTS.

SO REALLY WANT TO THANK MY STAFF FOR ACCELERATING THIS PROJECT AT ALL.

RICK IN ABOUT 15 MONTHS, WE DESIGNED PERMITTED AND CONSTRUCTED THAT PROJECT.

AND IF YOU KNOW, CITY PROCESSES, THAT'S MOVING AT WARP SPEED.

SO WE'RE PLEASED THAT WE'RE PUTTING THAT INTO SERVICE THIS FALL.

LASTLY, I WANT TO NOTE A GOOD PROGRESS THAT WE'RE MAKING ON TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD LOANS.

I KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR HAS BEEN A BIG ADVOCATE AND HAD MET WITH ME A FEW YEARS AGO ABOUT, UH, IMPROVING THE WORK WITH THE TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD ON LOANS.

AND WE'RE MAKING EXCELLENT PROGRESS THERE.

THE COUNCIL MAY RECALL LAST WEEK, THEY APPROVED A LOAN FOR OUR AMI PROJECT.

YOU KNOW, ONE OF SEVERAL THAT WE'LL BE DOING.

UM, AND WE HAVE ADDITIONAL LOANS COMING TO THE COUNCIL IN THE FALL, PROBABLY OCTOBER IN TOTAL, WE WOULD EXPECT OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS THAT WE'LL TAKE LOANS OUT FOR APPROXIMATELY $400 MILLION OF CONSTRUCTION WORK, UH, IN THE YEARS AHEAD, UH, PROBABLY ABOUT A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR, UH, PRIMARILY THEY'RE SRF LOANS FOR DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER PLANTS.

AND, UH, AND PARTICULARLY ON THE WASTEWATER SIDE, WE HAVE A LOT OF ACTIVITY THERE.

AND SO WE'RE PLEASED THAT WE'RE MAKING EXCELLENT PROGRESS THERE AND, UH, AND THOSE LOANS SAVE US SUBSTANTIAL FINANCING DOLLARS.

SO JUST WANTED TO REPORT THE PROGRESS ON THAT.

AND, UH, AND WITH THAT, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ON WHAT I COVERED ON, ON THAT THIS MORNING.

THAT'S KEVIN NUMBER.

HOLD ON.

I SEE YOUR HAND UP.

GOOD MORNING.

THANK YOU FOR THAT OVERVIEW DIRECTOR.

MAZARRA UM, SO, YOU KNOW, WITH THESE TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD, UM, LOANS, WE GET THE LOANS AT A MUCH LOWER RATE, WHICH SAVES OUR RATE PEERS, YOU KNOW, OVER TIME.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY WHEN YOU SAID THAT WE'D BE TAKING OUT THE $400 MILLION OF LOANS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS, WILL THOSE ALL BE ABLE TO BE, UM, AT THIS REDUCED RATE OR, UM, WAS THAT JUST GENERALLY HOW MUCH WE'RE TAKING? NO, THAT, THAT WOULD ALL BE THROUGH THEIR SRF PROGRAMS, WHICH WOULD COME AT A REDUCED INTEREST RATE.

WONDERFUL.

NOW WE HAVE TO APPLY AND BE ACCEPTED, BUT WE WOULD ANTICIPATE THAT THESE WOULD BE HIGH WORTHY PROJECTS AND WE WOULD BE, WE WOULD BE AWARDED THE LOAN DOLLARS.

THAT'S GREAT.

THAT'S A VERY FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE WAY TO BE APPROACHING IT.

YEAH.

THANK YOU, COUNSELOR.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS? I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE YOUR DILIGENT WORK.

UM, I KNOW ZEBRA MUSSELS IS, IS SUCH A HUGE ISSUE WHEN THEY DO PRESENT THEMSELVES THAT WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING STEPS TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT IS MITIGATED.

UM, IT'S CERTAINLY AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR WATER QUALITY.

UM, AND THERE WAS A MENTION BRIEFLY IN OUR ENERGY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEETING YESTERDAY ABOUT CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

UM, I SEEM TO HAVE NOT WRITTEN DOWN THE NUMBERS, BUT IT SEEMED LIKE THERE WAS, I THINK 2.1 MILLION OF CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE THAT WAS FOR, UM, AUSTIN WATER CUSTOMERS.

UM, AND I BELIEVE THAT WEBSITE AND SOMEONE CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, IF PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN ASSISTANCE OF THAT NATURE, THAT IT IS ATX FILL HELP.COM.

AND SO I KNOW THAT AUSTIN WATER AND AUSTIN ENERGY HAD BEEN WORKING VERY CLOSELY TOGETHER, UM, TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED IN THIS TIME TO MAKE SURE THEIR BILLS ARE PAID OR GETTING THE ASSISTANCE THEY NEED.

AND CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THAT.

AND SOME OF HER ALTAR, THANK YOU.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO FOLLOW UP ON MY BUDGET RYDER.

UM, AS FOLKS WILL RECALL, I HAD A BUDGET RIDER THAT WAS, UM, ASKING AUSTIN WATER TO COME BACK, UM, WHEN THE PROGRAM WAS READY TO EXTEND THE CAP PROGRAM, UM, TO ADDITIONAL, UM, HOUSEHOLDS THAT ARE CURRENTLY GETTING THE AEA ASSISTANCE, UM, BUT NOT ABLE TO GET WATER BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENT WAYS THAT THE TWO TYPES OF METERS WORK.

UM, I APPRECIATE AUSTIN WATER STAFF WORKING HARD ON THIS.

AND, UM, JUST WANTED TO FLAG THAT, UM, PERHAPS THAT CAN COME BACK TO OUR COMMITTEE, UM, BEFORE THAT IT GOES TO COUNCIL.

IF THE TIMING WORKS ON THAT, UM, I THINK IT'S AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY AND MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT YOU HAVE, UM, SOME GOOD OPTIONS FOR MOVING FORWARD THAT WILL ALLOW US TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE FOLKS WHO ARE IN NEED OF FURTHER ASSISTANCE, UM, ARE ABLE TO ACCESS WATER AS EASILY AS THEY'RE ABLE TO ACCESS THE AUSTIN ENERGY, UM, RESOURCES.

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YES, CORRECT.

WAS OURS GO AHEAD.

YES.

OUR NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING IS, UH, I BELIEVE OCTOBER 28TH AND I THINK THAT WOULD TIME OUT WELL FOR US TO COME BACK TO THIS COMMITTEE AND REPORT ON OUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EXPANDING OUR CAP PROGRAM TO INCLUDE A MULTIFAMILY AND A, AND A, YOU KNOW, IF THE COUNCIL WANTS WE'LL CERTAINLY PLAN.

I THINK THAT SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY INTERESTING TOPIC.

SO IF THAT TIMELINE WORKS WELL, I THINK, UM, WE'LL JUST MOVE THAT ONTO THE NEXT AGENDA AND SPEND A LITTLE MORE TIME TALKING ABOUT THAT AND GIVE YOU SOME TIME TO BE ABLE TO HELP SPELL IT OUT FOR US SO WE CAN ASSIST THOSE CUSTOMERS AS WELL.

YOU BET ANY MORE QUESTIONS ON THIS PARTICULAR ITEM? ALL RIGHT.

LET'S MOVE

[3. Discuss potential on-site water treatment methods for Tesla site.]

ON TO THE NEXT ITEM.

DISCUSSED POTENTIAL OPTIONS, WHITE WATER TREATMENT METHODS, BUT A TESLA SITE.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT VICE-CHAIR POOL HAD BROUGHT UP, AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A REALLY INTERESTING CONVERSATION.

DO YOU WANT TO SAY A FEW WORDS BEFORE WE, AS WE GET STARTED? I WOULD.

AND, UM, LET'S SEE, WE'LL BE BRINGING TWO FOLKS IN TO JOIN US.

DAVID FOSTER AND RICHARD SUTTLE.

MR. SUTTLE IS THE AGENT, UM, UH, WITH HIS CLIENT BEING TESLA AND DAVID FOSTER LEADS, UM, TEXAS CAMPAIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

AND, UM, HE, ALONG WITH OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY GROUPS IN BOSTON HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING ALONG ON THE ADVENT OF THE DISCUSSION AND THE AVALON TO HAVE TESSA COMING TO AUSTIN.

DAVID, ARE WE ABLE TO SEE YOU? I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I CAN SEE, I CAN SEE RICHARD AND I CAN SEE THAT HIS MIC IS TURNED ON.

YEAH.

OKAY.

I CAN SEE DAVID IS NO LONGER ASLEEP.

OKAY, GOOD MORNING.

GOOD MORNING, GENTLEMEN.

AND THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING HERE.

I THOUGHT THIS, UM, I'M SORRY.

I, I, I GAVE THE WRONG, UM, UH, ENTITY FOR CLEAN WATER ACTION.

AND SO, SORRY, SO SORRY.

UH, THERE IS A CONSORTIUM OF ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS, UM, WORKING, UH, WITH CLEAN WATER ACTION ON THIS ISSUE.

UM, SO THIS IS A REALLY GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO GET A LITTLE BIT OF ADVANCE INFOR, UH, INSIGHTS INTO WHAT'S GOING ON AND, UH, THE, UH, EXTRA TERRESTRIAL JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UH, IT IS THE ETJ.

THE CITY DOES NOT HAVE AS MUCH, UM, OVERSIGHT AUTHORITY.

UM, BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE DO WE'LL BE WORKING WITH, UM, MR. SUTTLE AND TESLA ON, UH, AND, UH, SOME OF THOSE REALLY KEY ITEMS HAVE TO DO WITH WATER TREATMENT AND WATER QUALITY BECAUSE THE ACREAGE THAT TESLA WILL BE BUILDING ON, ON THE COLORADO RIVER.

SO THERE ARE CLEARLY, UH, SOME CONCERNS THAT, UM, ALL OF US WHO HAVE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES TOP OF MIND WOULD LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT, UM, CHAIR.

DID YOU HAVE, UM, ANY PARTICULAR WAY YOU WANTED TO MOVE FORWARD? LIKE, SHOULD WE HAVE RICHARD TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HIS CLIENT AND WHAT THEY'RE PLANNING AND THEN MAYBE HAVE DAVID, UM, RESPOND ON BEHALF OF CLEAN WATER ACTION AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS? I THINK THAT SOUNDS GREAT.

I KNOW A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS HAVE BEEN HAPPENING, SO I THINK THIS IS A GREAT FOOD.

GIVE IT A DAYLIGHT.

UM, WHAT LESSONS ARE IN REAL TIME? SURE.

DO YOU WANT ME TO KICK OFF WITH AN OVERVIEW AND THEN ANSWER QUESTIONS? THAT'S GREAT.

PERFECT.

SO, UM, I'M RICHARD SILER.

I REPRESENT TESLA.

THEY, TESLA HAS PURCHASED.

WHAT YOU ALL KNEW IS COUNCIL MEMBERS IS THE AUSTIN GREEN PUD, WHICH CONSISTED OF ABOUT 2100 ACRES.

IT'S A, THE FORMER MARTIN MARIETTA, UM, MINING SITE, BASICALLY ALONG THE RIVER.

UM, IF YOU'VE EVER SEEN WHAT SAND AND GRAVEL MINING DOES TO A PIECE OF PROPERTY, IT BASICALLY MAKES IT LOOK LIKE THE MOONSCAPE THING.

THE WAY ITS MIND IS YOU DIG A BIG HOLE, YOU LAY ALL THE DIRT OFF TO THE SIDE, YOU GET DOWN TO THE SAND AND GRAVEL, YOU DIG IT OUT, YOU HAUL IT OFF AND THEN YOU JUST GO ONTO THE NEXT HOLE.

AND SO WHAT HAPPENS IS, IS THAT THE PROPERTY, ESSENTIALLY, IT LOOKS LIKE 2000 ACRES OF, UH, OF CRATERS.

ESSENTIALLY.

THEY DID SOME HAVE GROWN UP, UH, WITH VEGETATION AND SOME OF THEM ARE STILL OPEN, BUT ANYWAY, IT'S, IT'S IN THE ETJ.

UH, THESE, THIS MINING WAS DONE, UNDERMINING PERMITS AND RECLAMATION PERMITS, AND TESLA PURCHASED THE ENTIRE SITE AND HAS BEEN IN THE PROCESS OF RECLAIMING THE MINE SITE UNDER THE RECLAMATION PERMITS FOR OVER THE LAST TWO OR THREE WEEKS.

UM, YEAH, AS PART OF THAT, UM,

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THERE'S DUAL REVIEW IN THE ETJ FOR SITE PLANS, THE CITY REVIEWS FOR, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL WATER QUALITY, BASICALLY.

UM, AND IF IT GETS SUBDIVIDED, WHICH RIGHT NOW IT'S NOT ANTICIPATE IT WILL BE SUBDIVIDED, BUT SUBDIVISION.

AND THEN ALSO THE COUNTY GIVES A GENERAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AS WELL.

AND THEY'RE LOOKING MORE AT DRAINAGE AND FLOOD PLAIN, UM, REGULATIONS.

UM, SO THEN THE DEVELOPMENT SIDE OF IT ON THE WATER AND WASTEWATER SIDE OF IT, THIS, THE, THE, THE TRACK STRADDLES ONE 30.

AND IF YOU WERE TO LOOK TO THE WEST OF ONE 30, I BELIEVE A LOT OF THAT IS IN AUSTIN'S WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICE AREA.

AND ON THE EAST SIDE OF ONE 30, IT'S CURRENTLY IN THE SERVICE AREA OF HORNSBY BEND, ALSO KNOWN AS SOUTHWEST WATER.

UM, SO SOUTHWEST WATER HAS INDICATED IN THE PAST WITH, WITH SOME SUBSTANTIAL INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AND, UM, NEW DISCHARGE PERMITS AND FACILITIES THEY COULD POSSIBLY SERVE, UH, THE TESLA SIDE.

AND WE'VE ALSO HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND THEY THINK THAT THEY WOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO SERVE, SORRY.

MMM.

WE HAVE FILED A CCN RELEASE, EXPEDITE AND RELEASE WITH THE PUC, THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO START.

YEAH.

THE PROCESS OF GETTING OUT OF SOUTHWEST CCN, WHICH WOULD THEN I THINK PUT US INTO AUSTIN'S IF EVERYTHING WORKED OUT.

SO THAT'S THE STATUS OF THE WATER AND WASTEWATER UTILITY SITUATION.

THERE IS A RECLAIMED WATER LINE THAT COMES ACROSS THE RIVER ONTO THIS PROPERTY, AND THEN HEADS WEST THAT, UM, IS, IS IN PLAY AND IS A VERY INTERESTING AND, AND, UH, RESOURCE THAT, UH, TESSA WOULD LIKE TO USE AS PART OF THEIR PROCESS.

AND IN FACT, THERE'S A PLAN.

GREG IS PROBABLY AWARE THAT, UM, THERE'S AN UPGRADE TO THOSE LINES AS THEY COME ACROSS, UH, THE CITY NEEDS SOME MORE LAND AND SOME MORE EASEMENTS TO DO THE UPGRADE, AND WE'LL BE WORKING WITH THEM ON GETTING THOSE, THOSE EASEMENTS SO THAT THEY CAN CONTINUE THE UPGRADES.

UM, SO THAT, YEAH, THAT DEALS WITH THE WATER AND WASTEWATER CURRENT SITUATION.

AND THEN FROM A WATER QUALITY STANDPOINT AND RUNOFF, UM, THE CURRENT PLAN FOR PHASE ONE, UH, THAT HAS, UM, BEEN UNDER REVIEWED PHASE.

ONE OF IT HAS BEEN THE WATER QUALITY STRATEGY RIGHT NOW IS TO HAVE A DUAL POND SYSTEM ON, ON THINGS.

ONE, ONE IS A BIOFILTRATION POND ON A SMALLER PORTION OF THE DRAINAGE AREA, AND THEN A LARGER WET POND, UH, TREATMENT ON THE SOUTHERN END OF THE PROPERTY, WHICH WOULD CAPTURE THE RUNOFF FROM THIS PHASE, UH, IN A BIG WET POND AND HAVE IT TREATED AS, AS WET PALMS DO WITH THE VEGETATION PLANNINGS AND ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S WHERE IT IS RIGHT NOW.

THE SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

YOU CAN ACTUALLY GO, THERE'S A YOUTUBE VIDEO THAT, UM, AN ENTHUSIAST IS OUT THERE FLYING DRONE FOOTAGE EVERY DAY.

IT'S ACTUALLY VERY HIGH QUALITY DRONE FOOTAGE, AND YOU CAN GO ON THERE AND LOOK AT IT IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON.

UH, SO THAT'S THE STATUS OF THE REGULATORY ISSUES RIGHT NOW.

TESLA'S GOT PHASE ONE OF THE FACTORY IN PLAY AS EVERYTHING PROGRESSES.

THERE'S THE POSSIBILITY THAT FUTURE PHASES WILL ALSO BE BUILT ON THE SITE.

SO THERE THAT'S THE OVERVIEW.

WHAT, WHAT, WHAT QUESTIONS CAN I TRY TO ANSWER? AND IF I CAN'T ANSWER THEM, I'LL, I'LL SURELY GET THEM WRITTEN DOWN AND GET ANSWERS FOR YOU.

SURE.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

UM, I KNOW THAT COUNCIL NUMBER POOL HAD A QUESTION EARLIER AND PARDON ME IF I MISSED PHRASE, BUT WAS IT ABOUT MANUFACTURING PRACTICES AND ENSURING THAT NOT ONLY THE DRAINAGE STANDARDS ARE BEING FOLLOWED, BUT IF THERE'S ANY, UM, POTENTIAL BYPRODUCTS FROM THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT Y'ALL ARE MITIGATING FOR AND I'M LOOKING AT, SO PART, PART OF THE PROCESS OF, UH, OF THE WASTEWATER SIDE, NOT THE RAINWATER RUNOFF, BUT THE WASTEWATER SIDE, AS PART OF THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, THERE IS A PRETREATMENT, UH, SITE.

IT WILL BE PART OF THE PLANT WHERE INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER IS PRETREATED ON OUR SIDE BEFORE IT ENTERS THE CITY OF AUSTIN'S, UH, WASTEWATER SYSTEMS. UM,

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SO, UH, THAT'S ABOUT THE EXTENT OF MY KNOWLEDGE, OTHER THAN IT GETS PRECLEAN BEFORE IT GETS PUT INTO THE CITY'S WASTEWATER SYSTEM.

AND THEN FROM THERE, IT WOULD FOLLOW THE TYPICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES THAT THE CITY ALREADY HAS IN PLACE.

YES.

OKAY.

INTERESTING.

UM, HOW'S IT EVER PULLED? DID YOU HAVE MORE, UH, MORE QUESTIONS? I KNOW WE ALSO HAVE MR. FOSTER HERE TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE OTHER WATER QUALITY ISSUES THAT MAY BE MORE SPECIFIC.

YEAH, I THINK, UM, UNLESS, UH, ALTAR HAS ANYTHING TO ASK, WHY DON'T WE MOVE OVER TO DAVID FOSTER AND HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT IT FROM PING WATER ACTIONS PERSPECTIVE THERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR.

THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING.

SETTLE, MR. FOSTER.

UM, I WANTED TO JUST ASK AND YOU COVERED A LOT THERE, SO I APOLOGIZE IF I MISSED IT.

I'M NOT AS FAMILIAR WITH THIS SITE AS, UM, EITHER OF YOU AT THIS POINT.

UM, SINCE WE'VE JUST HAD A VERY BRIEF OVERVIEW, UM, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT SORT OF UNDERSTANDING THE SETBACKS FROM THE RIVER AND, AND WHAT THE PLANS ARE IN TERMS OF, UM, PLACEMENT OF, YOU KNOW, WHATEVER YOU WOULD BE BUILDING.

I KNOW THERE'S BEEN TALK OF A TRAIL ALONG THE RIVER AND, AND OTHER AMENITIES THAT THE COMMUNITY WOULD BE ABLE TO, UM, ENJOY, BUT IN TERMS OF KIND OF, YOU KNOW, WE, WE KEEP OTHER SECTIONS OF THE RIVER, UM, HEALTHY BY HAVING A SETBACK.

WHAT IS THE PLAN AND THE VISION THAT AT THIS POINT? WELL, CURRENTLY THE, UH, THE SITE WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE WATERSHED ORDINANCE, WHICH INCLUDES A CRITICAL ZONE ALONG THE RIVER, WHICH I BELIEVE IN THIS AREA IS, UH, COULD BE UP TO UP TO 400 FEET DEPENDING ON FLOOD PLAIN AND ALL THE WHILE WE HAVE NOT SUBMITTED ANY PLANS FOR THE AREA ALONG THE RIVER WITH THE INITIAL SET OF PLANS HAS STAYED OUT OF THE FLOOD PLAIN AND OUT OF THE CRITICAL ZONE.

THE NEXT PHASE WILL PROBABLY INCLUDE THE PLANS FOR THE RIVER SETBACK AND THE POTENTIAL FOR PUBLIC ACCESS AND, UM, WATER QUALITY MEASURES, IF ANY, WITHIN THAT CRITICAL EYE, USUALLY WHAT YOU TRY TO DO IS STAY OUT OF THE CRITICAL ZONE ALTOGETHER.

UM, THERE'S ALWAYS A RUNNING CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE PARKS AND TRAILS PEOPLE, WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO WITHIN THE SETBACK AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL FOLKS AND WHAT THEY'D LIKE TO SEE IN THE SETBACK.

AND IT'S ALWAYS A LIVELY CONVERSATION THERE, BUT RIGHT NOW THERE'S NOTHING BEFORE THE CITY.

AND RIGHT NOW ALL THE PERMITS AND PHASES HAVE STAYED OUT OF THOSE SETBACKS.

SO IT'S A CLEAN SLATE.

THANK YOU.

I THINK THAT'S, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING THAT I'M GOING TO BE WATCHING AND TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, UM, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE RULES THAT WE HAVE REGARDING THAT ELSEWHERE ON THE RIVER HAVE BEEN REALLY HELPFUL, UM, AND USEFUL FOR HELPING US TO MAINTAIN QUALITY.

AND THAT'S JUST SOMETHING I'LL, I'LL BE WATCHING TO BETTER UNDERSTAND AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE PROCESS, GEELONG MUSK, UM, THE HEAD OF TESLA HAS ACTUALLY SAID PUBLICLY THAT, UM, HIS VISION INCLUDES, UH, UH, SOME SORT OF PUBLIC USE AND MAKING, UH, BRINGING BACK THAT AREA ALONG THE RIVER.

OF COURSE, IT'S, IT'S BEEN MINED AND IT'S, IT'S PRETTY ROUGH RIGHT NOW, BUT, UM, HOPEFULLY BRINGING IT BACK AND, AND I APPRECIATED THAT AND THAT'S, YOU KNOW, WHAT I'VE HEARD AND I'M, THAT'S WHAT I HOPE WE WILL MOVE FORWARD.

BUT AS WE GO THROUGH THESE OTHER PROCESSES, I JUST WANTED TO FLAG THAT THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT I'M GOING TO BE WATCHING AND LOOKING AT.

AND I THINK THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO BE THINKING MORE BROADLY ABOUT HOW WE, UM, HOW WE EXTEND SOME OF THOSE PROTECTIONS FURTHER DOWN THE RIVER THAT WE HAVE ELSEWHERE.

THAT'S CERTAINLY BEEN ON MY RADAR TOO.

UM, SINCE THE AUSTIN GREEN PUD HAD THAT ACTIVATED, UM, YOU KNOW, WATERFRONT SPACE THAT PEOPLE COULD USE, IT WOULD BE PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO WALK OR BIKE, UM, OR STROLL.

AND I REALLY LIKED THAT TOO.

SO I'M HOPING AS WE MOVE ALONG THROUGH THIS PROCESS, THAT THAT PART OF THIS, THIS TRANSITION IS MAINTAINED THROUGH, THROUGH THE STEPS MOVING FORWARD.

DID YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL? I THINK WE CAN MOVE ON TO THE MOTOR ACTION AND MR. FOSTER, THANKS FOR JOINING US, MR. FOSTER.

THAT'S GREAT.

IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE.

UH, THANK YOU, UH, VICE CHAIR POOL FOR SETTING US UP.

AND, UH, I WANT TO TAKE THE CITY STAFF TO, FOR ENABLING LOOKS LIKE ME TO GIVE INPUT DURING THE PANDEMIC.

SO I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUICK THOUGHTS ON WATER QUALITY,

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BUT MAINLY I WANT TO TALK ABOUT WATER, QUANTITY AND WATER SUPPLY AND HOW I THINK TESLA CAN HELP OUR CITY MEET FUTURE NEED.

SO ON, ON WATER QUALITY, I THINK THAT TESSA SHOULD LOOK AT GREEN STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE, GREEN WALLS, GREEN ROOFS, PORES, COURSE PAVEMENT, UH, FOR PARKING.

THAT SORT OF THING THAT IS, UH, HAS BEEN MUCH TALKED ABOUT IN RECENT YEARS.

AND THERE ARE ELEMENTS OF THAT INCORPORATED INTO THE EARLY DRAFTS.

UH, WELL, NOT SO EARLY, BUT THE DRAFTS OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE THAT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED BECAUSE OF THE LAWSUIT, MAINLY THOUGH WHAT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS WATER SUPPLY.

UM, AND TESSA'S DECISION TO COME TO AUSTIN, LETS US ALL KNOW ONCE AGAIN THAT THIS REGION IS NOT GOING TO SLOW DOWN, BUT WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO NEED TO ADD POPULATION.

AND WE NEED TO BE VERY MINDFUL OF FUTURE WATER SUPPLY BECAUSE OF THAT.

UH, AND JUST A FEW SHORT WEEKS AGO, A NEW REPORT CAME OUT FROM TEXAS A AND M UNIVERSITY, JOHN NIELSEN, CAMERON, UH, AUSTIN WATER UTILITIES VERSUS THE FOREST.

GONZALEZ HAD SOME INPUT IN THAT TOO, THAT WARNS US OF LIKELY MEGA DROUGHTS, UH, IN THE FUTURE, WHICH FOR US COULD MEAN WE MIGHT BE LOOKING AT BACK TO BACK TO BACK YEARS THAT ARE AS EVERY BIT AS HOT AND DRY AS 2011 WAS.

SO WE NEED TO TAKE EVERY STEP WE CAN NOW AND SORTA TAKE INTENTIONALLY AND LONGTERM TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE, THEN WE HAVE ENOUGH WATER TO MEET FUTURE DEMAND.

AND AN IMPORTANT WAY WE CAN DO THAT IS, UH, AND I THINK YOU'VE HEARD THIS BEFORE.

IT'S KIND OF BUILT INTO OUR LONG RANGE WATER SUPPLY PLAN KNOWN AS WATER FORWARD IS TO DESIGN AND BUILD NEW BUILDINGS IN A WAY THAT THEY BECOME WATER, SUPPLY SOURCES, SOURCES OF NEW WATER, NOT JUST CONSUMERS OF NEW WATER.

UH, THERE ARE PORTIONS OF THE WATERFORD PLAN.

THERE WERE ALSO INCORPORATED INTO THE FIRST TWO DRAFTS OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE.

THEY'RE ON HOLD ALONG WITH THE ENTIRE CODE, OR AT LEAST FOR PART OF THE LAWSUIT IS ABOUT, BUT THEY'RE ON HOLD.

AND WHAT I WOULD CHALLENGE A TESSA TO DO IS TO DESIGN AND BUILD ITS FACILITY IS IF THOSE FEATURES HAD ALREADY BEEN INCORPORATED INTO OUR, OUR ORDINANCES AND RULES AND APPLY IT TO THEM.

SO WHEN I'M TALKING ABOUT SPECIFICALLY, AND OF COURSE, FORTUNATELY, YOU'VE GOT GREG BARRELS THIS YEAR AND MAYBE OTHER FOLKS FROM AUSTIN WATER COULD SPEAK ABOUT THIS IN GREAT DETAIL, BUT I THINK TESSA SHOULD DRAFT A WATER BUDGET.

SO HOW MUCH, HOW MANY GALLONS PER MONTH OR PER YEAR ARE YOU EXPECTED TO USE, UH, FOR FLUSHING, TOILETS AND INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES IN COOLING TOWERS FOR IRRIGATION, THAT'S PART OF IT.

AND THE CITY STAFF, UH, VERY MUCH TO HIS CREDIT IS DEVELOPING WAYS TO WORK WITH DEVELOPERS LIKE TESLA, UH, TO DO JUST THAT.

AND THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WATER BUDGET IS HOW MUCH WATER COULD TESSA'S SITE POTENTIALLY GENERATE THROUGH AC CONTENT SAFE CAPTURE THROUGH CAPTURING RAINWATER.

SO RAINWATER HARVESTING, HOW MUCH POTENTIAL WATER IS THERE FROM TREATING IT'S GREYWATER WATER AND EVEN ITS BLACKWATER ONSITE AND USING IT ONSITE.

SO THAT'S NUMBER ONE, WATER, UH, AND A BIG ONE THEN IS I'LL DO A PLUMBING.

SO MR. SUTTLE, MATCHA, AND THE RECLAIMED WATER LINE THAT RUNS TO A PORTION OF THIS, OF THIS, UH, PARCEL.

THAT'S GREAT.

SO THE WATERFORD PLAN ENVISIONS LARGE DEVELOPMENTS LIKE THIS BEING DUAL PLUMBED.

SO YOU CAN TAP INTO RECLAIM WATER AND USE THAT WATER FOR NON-POTABLE NEEDS.

YOU'D HAVE A SEPARATE SYSTEM OF PLUMBING FOR YOUR POTABLE PURPOSES.

AND OF COURSE YOU'D HAVE TO TAKE STEPS.

SO THERE'S NO CROSS CONTAMINATION AND YOU CAN ALSO USE THE DUAL PLUMBING SYSTEM TO MOVE AC CONTENT, SAY RAINWATER, HARVESTING, ET CETERA, AROUND THE CAMPUS, UH, TO OP TO OFFSET POTABLE DEMAND.

YOU, YOU WOULD USE THAT FOR NON-POTABLE NEEDS.

UH, AND THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT'S NEW, UH, CITY HALL, DOES IT CAPTURES AC CONDENSATE AND RAINWATER AND PLUS SHE'S TOILETS AND IRRIGATES WITH IT.

UH, THE W HOTEL IS DOING SOME OF IT.

THE NEW TRAVIS COUNTY COURTHOUSE IS GOING TO BE DESIGNED WITH DUAL PLUMBING, UH, TO DO THE SAME.

AND YES, THERE IS AN UPFRONT ADDED COST TO THIS, BUT IN THE CASE OF THE COURTHOUSE, THE ESTIMATE IS WITHIN 11 YEARS, THEY WILL OFFSET THAT UPFRONT COST BY AVOIDED WATERVILLE BY REDUCED TO PAY BY RALLY.

SO I TH I THINK TASKS THAT SHOULD BE, SHOULD BE LOOKING AT DOING DUAL PLUMBING, UH, BUILDING INTO THEIR, THEIR PLANS.

UH, WE USED ONSITE OF AC CONTENT SAY, CERTAINLY RAINWATER HARVESTING, WHY NOT LOOK AT BLACKWATER? AND ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS THE CITY'S DEVELOPMENT SERVICES BUILDING, WHICH IS NEAR COMPLETION.

IT MAY ALREADY BE DONE AT THE, AT THE OLD HIGHLAND MALL SITE IS TREATING IT SEWAGE ONSITE RIGHT THERE AND USING IT ONSITE.

THERE'S AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN WIMBERLEY.

THAT'S GOING TO BE BUILT AND DO THE SAME.

SO THIS IS NOT ANYTHING NEW, BUT WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A UNIQUE FOR TESLA, WHICH PRIDES ITSELF ON BEING CUTTING EDGE PRIDES ITSELF AS SORT OF SETTING A PACE AND BEING A MODEL FOR OTHERS TO BE, TO BE A PIONEER HERE AS WELL.

I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S BEING DONE ANYWHERE ON THIS SCALE.

NOW THERE IS A MICROSOFT CAMPUS ON THE WEST COAST THAT WE USE.

IS IT SEWAGE? BUT I THINK, I THINK THIS IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR TESTING JUST TO SHOW THE WORLD

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WHAT THE POTENTIALS ARE.

IF YOU DESIGN AND BUILD BUILDINGS THAT CAPTURE AND USE WATER ON SITE.

SO BUILDINGS THEMSELVES BECOME A WATER SUPPLY OPTION OR A SOURCE OF NEW WATER GOING POINT WILL ALSO SAVE US MONEY IN THE LONG RUN AS A COMMUNITY, BECAUSE THIS WILL REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF WATER WE HAVE TO WITHDRAW FROM THE COLORADO RIVER TO MEET DEMAND.

AND AS I THINK YOU ALL KNOW OUR, OUR CONTRACT WITH, WITH THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY REQUIRES US TO PAY CURRENT MARKET RATE OF ALL THE WATER ABOVE OUR RUN OF THE RIVER RIGHTS THAT WE TAKE OUT OF THE, OUT OF THAT RIVER.

ONCE AS A COMMUNITY, WE TAKE 200, 1000 ACRE FEET OR MORE OF WATER TWO YEARS IN A ROW.

UH, SO, SO THE MORE CREATIVE WE ARE WITH USING OTHER SOURCES OF WATER, THE LONGER WE POSTPONE THAT TRIGGER, IF THAT WERE TO HAPPEN, NOW WE'D BE PAYING SOMETHING LIKE 9 MILLION EXTRA DOLLARS A YEAR AS A CITY FOR WATER SUPPLY.

RIGHT? SO THOSE ARE MY THOUGHTS.

UH, AND, UM, I'M HOPEFUL AS THIS MOVES FORWARD, THAT TESSA CAN GO AHEAD AND, AND, AND DESIGN AND BUILD ITS CAMPUS AS IF THOSE WATERFORD PROVISIONS WERE ALREADY IN EFFECT AND APPLIED TO THEM.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. FOSTER.

THAT'S ALL VERY INTERESTING.

UM, JUST OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, UM, MR. SUBTLE INNOCENCE, OR MAY NOT BE SOMETHING THAT'S AVAILABLE TO US TODAY, BUT ARE THERE OTHER FACILITIES, UM, IN OTHER PLACES IN THE COUNTRY THAT MIGHT BE DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS, I KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, GIVEN THERE'S DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS AND DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTAL NEEDS, UM, IT WOULD JUST BE INTERESTING TO KNOW IF TESLA HAS DONE THIS ANYWHERE ELSE AND HAS SOME SORT OF BLUEPRINT THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL.

I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT, BUT, BUT I'VE GOT THE GUYS WORKING ON IT.

THEY'VE GOT A NEW SITE IN CHINA, A NEW SITE IN BERLIN.

AND THIS ONE, THOSE ARE THE THREE THAT ARE BEING BUILT IN THE WORLD TODAY.

I'M KIND OF HARD TO BELIEVE THAT WE'RE BEING COMPARED TO BERLIN AND IN CHINA, BUT IT'S, IT'S FASCINATING, BUT I'LL FIND OUT WHAT THEY'RE DOING IN OTHER AREAS AS WELL.

THAT'S JUST SOMETHING I'M CURIOUS ABOUT.

SO I'M HAPPY TO, IF YOU CAN EITHER SEND ME THAT INFORMATION, I'LL SHARE IT TO THE REST OF THE TEAM, OR, UM, MAYBE OUR STAFF AT AUSTIN WATER CAN HELP KIND OF GET THAT INFORMATION OUT TO US.

I WOULD BE VERY CURIOUS, CURIOUS ABOUT THAT COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

YES.

THERE YOU GO.

GOT IT.

SO, AND THANK YOU FOR, UM, THANK YOU CHAIR FOR, UM, FOLLOWING UP ON THAT.

UH, I THINK, I THINK WE WOULD ALL LIKE TO UNDERSTAND, UH, RACHEL RICHARD AND AT THIS POINT, D IS THERE A LEVEL OF COMMITMENT FROM TESLA, UM, TO, TO, UM, WORK WITH THE CITY ON DUAL PLUMBING AND TO BE, UM, I THINK EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE RIGHT NOW.

I TALKED TO THE CHIEF ENGINEER THIS MORNING TO GIVE HIM A, A BRIEFING ON WHAT I ANTICIPATE TODAY.

UM, TESLA IS A VERY DIFFERENT, UM, I'VE NEVER REPRESENTED SOMEBODY LIKE THIS BEFORE, WHERE THEY'RE ACTUALLY, THEY'RE, THEY'RE DESIGNING THEIR PERMITTING AND THEY'RE BUILDING ALL AT THE SAME TIME BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS BASED ON AND HOW THEY GET THEIR STUFF DONE REALLY QUICK.

SO IF YOU CAN IMAGINE WE'RE OUT THERE DOING SITE WORK NOW THAT THE BUILDING HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETELY DESIGNED.

SO NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS.

AND THEN WHAT WILL BE DONE IS THESE ENGINEERS GO BACK AND THEY DEAL IN TERMS OF HOURS, NOT DAYS OR WEEKS, THEY LOOK AT THE LOGISTICS OF DUAL PLUMBING, UM, CONDENSATE CAPTURE, RAINWATER CAPTURE, LITERALLY AS WE SPEAK.

AND, UM, IT'S ALWAYS A BALANCING ACT AND, AND, UH, DAVID IS AS MENTIONED, IT DOES COST MORE UPFRONT.

AND THEN THERE'S A, THEY HAVE A VERY ELABORATE, UM, COST ANALYSIS.

AND FOR INSTANCE, AT THE COURTHOUSE, WHILE IT MAY HAVE MADE SENSE, IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE ON EVERY PHASE OF TESSA OR IT MIGHT MAKE PERFECT SENSE, BUT THEY'VE GOT ENGINEERS THAT CAN FIGURE THAT OUT.

SO WHEN, YOU KNOW, GIVEN HOW FAST IT'S MOVING, CAN YOU GIVE US A, AN IDEA OF WHEN YOU COULD GET BACK TO US ON WHETHER THERE'S A COMMITMENT? SURE.

I THINK YOU ALL MEET MONTHLY OR DO YOU JUST MEET WHEN YOU NEED TO? IT IS QUARTERLY AND OUR NEXT ONE IS ON OCTOBER 28.

RICHARD IT'S OPEN 24 SEVEN.

YEAH.

YOU COULD GET BACK.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE AN, I DIDN'T MEAN TO SAY THAT TO BE AT A MEETING.

AND SINCE YOU'RE MOVING SO FAST, I WOULD, I WOULD WANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT BEFORE WE, BEFORE THE WINDOW IS CLOSED, IN TERMS OF THE ABILITY TO, UM, TO, UH, INCLUDE

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THAT IN THE D INCLUDE THE, UM, YEAH.

DUAL PLUMPING IN THE DESIGN.

WELL, IT, IT, UH, DAVID AND I HAD A CONVERSATION THIS WEEK AND I'VE ALREADY, IT'S ALREADY ON THEIR RADAR BECAUSE I'VE EXPRESSED TO THEM WHAT, THE QUESTIONS THAT, UH, DAVID DAVID MENTIONED AND WHAT LESLIE MENTIONED.

SO IT'S, IT'S ON THEIR RADAR.

I JUST, I DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER FOR YOU TODAY, YET.

I'M GOING TO SEE IF HE'D DONE OR LET ME EXPAND A LITTLE BIT ON SOME OF THE POINTS THAT ANDY WAS RAISING IN THE WATER BUDGET, UH, THAT WAS, UH, BROUGHT UP, UH, I'M SURE THAT TESLA IS THE ENGINEERS ARE THERE.

EVERYBODY'S KIND OF TALKING IN TERMS OF SQUARE FOOTAGE AND THE COMPLEXITY OF THE INTERNAL SYSTEMS AND THE PIPING.

AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE GIGAFACTORY WILL USE A WHOLE LOT OF WATER.

UM, AND THERE IS, UM, THERE IS GOOD REASON FOR US TO WANT TO UNDERSTAND, AND CERTAINLY TESLA TO UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH WATER WILL BE USED EITHER, UH, THROUGH THE PURCHASE FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN OR AS RECLAIMED ON THE SITE.

UM, BUT BECAUSE OF THE HISTORIC DROUGHTS WE'VE HAD IN THE PAST, BECAUSE WE HAVE LIMITS ON OUR WATER RESOURCES, UH, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT WE CAN'T MAKE IT RAIN, UH, WE CAN'T CREATE WATER.

WHAT WE CAN DO IS TRY TO HARVEST IT FROM STRUCTURES, EVEN IN A DROUGHT.

SO, UM, IS TESLA WILLING TO SIT DOWN WITH AUSTIN AND WATER UTILITY STAFF TO CRAFT A WATER BUDGET? OKAY, THAT'S GREAT.

THAT'S AND I TALKED TO THE ENGINEER THIS MORNING AND USE THAT EXACT TERMINOLOGY.

CAUSE SOMETIMES YOU USE A TERM OF ART AND YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND IT, AND IT'S EASY TO SAY SURE.

BUT HE UNDERSTOOD WHAT THAT MEANT.

AND IN FACT, WE'VE GOT A MEETING WE'RE GETTING READY TO START THE MEETINGS NOW TO TALK ABOUT THE SERVICE EXTENSION REQUESTS WITH THE CITY, BOTH FROM A WATER WASTEWATER AND RECLAIMED WATER STATE.

ALRIGHT.

THE ELEMENT IN THE WATER FORWARD PLAN, THAT WOULD BE, UM, OPERATIONAL.

NOW, IF IT HAD NOT BEEN PUSHED ASIDE, UM, IT'S NOT REALLY PART OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, BUT IT HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY THE LAWSUIT ON THE LDC.

UH, WE COULD MOVE IT FORWARD IF WE, IF WE CHOSE.

AND THAT MAY BE SOMETHING THAT THIS COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO KICK AROUND A LITTLE BIT, BECAUSE HERE'S A REALLY PRIMARY, THIS IS A PRIME CONCRETE EXAMPLE OF HOW WE NEED WATER FORWARD TO BE PUSHED FORWARD AND APPROVED AND IMPLEMENTED TO SUITE.

UM, TESLA, WE'LL BE USING A WHOLE LOT OF WATER.

DUAL PLUMBING IS CRITICAL TO RESILIENCE FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND FOR THE SUCCESS OF TESLA'S OPERATIONS.

CAN WE, UM, ASSUME THAT TESLA WILL BE WILLING TO COMMIT TO DO A PLANNING, UM, IN ITS BUILDINGS? IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE'LL BE MORE THAN ONE SYSTEM.

WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE DUAL PLUMBING AND YOU, YOU, THERE WERE, THERE WERE, THERE WERE A LOT OF WORDS THERE AND I GOTTA MAKE SURE I DON'T OVER COMMIT AND UNDERPERFORM.

THERE'S THERE HASN'T BEEN A COMMITMENT TO DUAL PLUM YET, BUT IT IS ON THE TABLE FOR CONVERSATION.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I DON'T IN THE EVENT THAT PARTS OF THE BUILDING, REMEMBER THESE BUILDINGS, THESE BUILDINGS ARE KIND OF HARD TO IMAGINE, BUT IMAGINE A BUILDING THAT IS 60 OR 70 ACRES, ONE BUILDING ALL, ALL ONE LEVEL, THAT'S THE MAGNITUDE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

SO I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU THAT IT'S DEFINITELY ON THE TABLE AND IT'S BEING DISCUSSED AT THIS MEETING TODAY.

I DON'T WANT SOMEBODY TO BLAME BACK THE TAPE AND SAY HE COMMITTED TO DO A PLUMBING AND IS NOT DOING IT BECAUSE I JUST FLAT CAN'T COMMIT TO IT TODAY.

AND I, I THINK WE ALL HEARD THAT WE, AND I, I DID WANT TO PRESS THAT POINT THOUGH, JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT WAS REALLY CLEAR.

AND I ALSO WANTED TO EMPHASIZE THE SUCCESS OF THIS FACTORY FOR TESLA WILL REST IN LARGE PART ON HOW THE WATER SYSTEMS ARE DEVELOPED AND PUT INTO PLACE, WHICH MEANS THAT THE DUAL PLUMBING, WHILE IT MAY BE MORE EXPENSIVE, SOME SAY, UM, MAYBE IT IS MORE EXPENSIVE AT THE FRONT END, BUT THE BACKEND, I THINK THAT MR. MUSK WILL BE REALLY DELIGHTED THAT HE, UH, WAS FARSIGHTED ENOUGH TO DO THAT WORK IN ADVANCE BECAUSE IT WILL PAY MASSIVE DIVIDENDS AT THE BACKEND.

WE DON'T KNOW WHEN THE NEXT DROUGHT WILL BE, AND WE HAVE LIMITS THE LCRA HAS LIMITS ON THE GROUND, THE FEET OF GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN CAN TAKE OUT OF OUR HIGHLAND LAKES.

UM, AND LIKE TRAVIS AND, UH, AND THEN THE DOWNSTREAM FOLKS YOU HAVE, UH, FISHERMEN AND SHRIMPERS AND THE, UM, THE VARIOUS, UH, INDUSTRIES DOWN RIVER TO THE, TO THE GULF THAT ALSO RELY ON THE COLORADO RIVER.

AND THIS

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MASSIVE FACTORY WILL BE RIGHT THERE ON THE BANKS OF THE COLORADO RIVER.

SO TESLA IS JOINING A FAIRLY SUBSTANTIAL, INTACT INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL FARMING, RANCHING, RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS CENTER COMMUNITY FROM THE HIGHLAND LAKES ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE GULF OF MEXICO.

AND, UM, WE WILL NEED TO, IT WILL NEED TO BE A PARTNERSHIP WITH EVERYBODY ALL ALONG THE RIVER.

I THINK THAT THAT IS A, A REALLY IMPORTANT MESSAGE AND I'M SURE THAT THE CHILD HAS COMMUNICATED THAT.

AND MR. MUSK I'M SURE IS COMPLETELY AWARE, UM, OF ALL OF THE VARIOUS COMPETING INTERESTS.

THAT'S A NUMBER OUT THERE.

THANK YOU.

UM, I THINK THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT CONVERSATION AND I'M EARLY IN THAT, IN THE PROCESS.

UM, I DID WANT TO JUST, UM, PIGGYBACK ON WHAT MR. FOSTER SAID ABOUT REALLY THINKING ABOUT, UM, YOU KNOW, ADOPTING THE RULES THAT WE HAD LAID OUT IN THE DRAFT CODE, UM, AS WHAT YOU FOLLOW, UM, MOVING FORWARD.

UM, AND I THINK THAT, UM, CHAIR ELLIS, I THINK IT WOULD BE REALLY GOOD FOR THIS COMMITTEE TO TAKE SOME LEADERSHIP AND SAY, WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THOSE PIECES OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE.

THEY ARE NOT SUBJECT TO, UM, THE LAWSUIT IN AND OF THEMSELVES.

THEY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ZONING.

THEY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH, UM, THE PROTEST RIGHTS AND WE, THERE'S NOTHING TO STOP US FROM MOVING FORWARD WITH THOSE.

I THINK THERE'S UNANIMOUS AGREEMENT ON COUNCIL.

THOSE ARE GOOD RULES.

UM, AND I THINK THAT WOULD BE REALLY STRONG THING FOR, UM, THIS COMMITTEE, UM, TO MOVE FORWARD WITH.

I THINK THEY WOULD, I THINK THERE WAS BROAD AGREEMENT.

UM, AND I THINK WE SHOULD BE, UM, REALLY THINKING ABOUT WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE, UM, TO MOVE THAT FORWARD, UM, QUICKLY, CERTAINLY WILLING TO THINK ABOUT THAT.

UM, I THINK WE MAY ACTUALLY HAVE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION COMING TO US NEXT WEEK ABOUT WHERE WE MIGHT COPY.

UM, I KNOW ON THE DIET, THERE'S BEEN SOME DISCUSSION AROUND WHETHER WE PULL OUT CERTAIN PARTS OF IT OR NOT.

SO I CERTAINLY AGREE WITH, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO PUSH WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WHERE AT ALL POSSIBLE.

UM, BUT I KNOW THAT THERE IS A LARGER CONVERSATION ON COUNCIL ABOUT WHICH PORTIONS OF THAT REWRITE MAKE SENSE TO PULL OUT IF IT MAKES SENSE TO KEEP IT ALL TOGETHER, BUT I'M CERTAINLY WILLING TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSION.

AND, UM, ESPECIALLY THROUGH NEXT WEEK, SEEING EXACTLY WHAT OUR CITY STAFF AND LEGAL STAFF MAY HAVE AS ADVICE FOR US, BUT CERTAINLY AGREE THAT WATER FORWARD INITIATIVES ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR BUDGET QUITE HONESTLY.

UM, DID I SEE OUR HAND UP COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN? OH YEAH.

SO I JUST WANTED TO SECOND, I, I THINK I'D LIKE TO, WE CAN HAVE MORE CONVERSATION, BUT I'D LIKE TO PUT IT ON OUR NEXT AGENDA, UM, FOR THIS, UH, COMMITTEE, UH, THAT WE, THAT WE CONSIDER MAKING A RECOMMENDATION OUT OF THE COMMITTEE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE, WITH, UH, THE WATER FORWARD ASPECTS, UH, AND CHANGES TO THE CODE.

I THINK IT'S SOMETHING WE NEED TO MOVE ON.

AND THEN I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT THIS COMMITTEE COULD MAKE A RECOMMENDATION ON.

UM, UM, I HEAR, I HEAR WHAT YOU'RE SAYING AS A LARGER CONVERSATION, AND I THINK THAT THAT'LL BE GOOD TO HAVE, UM, BECAUSE THERE MAY BE OTHER ASPECTS OF THE LDC TO BRING FORWARD, BUT I DON'T, REGARDLESS.

I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD WAIT ON WATER QUALITY AND I DON'T THINK IT'S DEPENDENT ON WHAT WE DO WITH THE BROADER PICTURE.

SO WE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT IT AGAIN, BUT AT THIS POINT IN TIME, I'M THINKING THAT IT MIGHT BE USEFUL FOR THIS COMMITTEE TO TAKE IT UP IN, UM, OCTOBER I THINK IS WHEN WE SAID, I THINK YOU SAID OUR NEXT COMMITTEE IS, UM, MOVE FORWARD, UH, IN, YOU KNOW, IN, IN, IN FORWARD WITH A RECOMMENDATION, UM, AND THE COMMITTEE.

SO THAT WOULD BE MY SUGGESTION.

I'LL CERTAINLY MAKE A NOTE OF IT.

UM, SEEMS LIKE A REALLY GOOD CONVERSATION TO HAVE, AND I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT WE MAY TALK ABOUT IN EXECUTIVE SESSION NEXT WEEK, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY A GOOD THING FOR US TO BE THINKING ABOUT.

SO I'LL ABSOLUTELY MAKE A NOTE OF BRINGING THAT IN OCTOBER IF, UM, IF OUR CONVERSATIONS OVER THE NEXT WEEK LEND THEMSELVES WELL TO THAT CONVERSATION PLAYING OUT HERE.

I THINK WE CAN.

UM, I THINK WE CAN, IN FACT WITH THAT ON THE AGENDA, I, I WILL BE JOINING, UH, BOTH COUNCIL MEMBERS, ALTAR AND KITCHEN IN PLACING IT ON THIS, UM, COMMITTEE'S AGENDA.

AND I'M ACTUALLY THINKING THAT MAYBE WE NEED TO, UM, TALK ABOUT IT A LITTLE SOONER.

WE CAN DO A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING AND WE CAN HAVE OUR OWN EXECUTIVE SESSION AS WELL IN ORDER TO PROGRESS THIS FORWARD.

BUT I, I THINK WE'VE ALREADY WAITED TOO LONG.

WE WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE, UM, ACTIVATED AND IMPLEMENTED WATER FORWARD, I THINK EARLIER THIS YEAR.

UM, AND I THINK IT WAS EVEN DELAYED FROM LAST YEAR.

UM, DAVID, CAN YOU REMEMBER, WAS IT, WAS IT LAST JUNE OR THIS JUNE, YOU KNOW, TIME HAS TAKEN ON

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BIZARRE QUALITIES OF LIFE.

IT'S GOING TO GO INTO EFFECT HERE IN JUNE AND OTHER PARTS OF IT LATER, BUT NO LATER THAN 2021.

AND, AND, UH, I KNOW THAT, UH, WELL, I MEAN, MR. MURALS COULD SPEAK TO THIS TOO.

ADW IS THINKING THAT THE WHOLE, THE WHOLE OF IT WILL SLIDE LIKE THIS, THE LONGER THIS, THIS TAKES.

SO TO ADD NOW WE'LL ACCELERATE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOME OF THOSE OTHER ASPECTS, UH, AS WELL, MAYBE NOT RIGHT AWAY, BUT SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.

SO I'M A BIG FAN OF MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS NOW.

YEAH.

LOOKING AT WHAT THE WEATHER'S BEEN DOING TO US THIS SUMMER, I WORRY THAT WE'RE ON THE LEADING EDGE OF YET ANOTHER DROUGHT.

SO WE REALLY DO NEED TO BE ACTING WITH, UM, WITH STEAM.

SO THANKS FOR ADDING THAT CHARGE INTO OUR NEXT AGENDA CHAIR.

AND WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT BEFOREHAND.

WE CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT AS WELL.

APPRECIATE THE INPUT.

ARE THERE ANY MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR ITEM, HOW SOME OF OUR ALTAR, UM, MR. SATO, CAN YOU JUST, UM, HELP US REMIND US OF THE TIMETABLE OF WHAT WILL BE COMING BEFORE COUNCIL, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT NOTHING WILL BE COMING BEFORE.

UM, THE, UM, METHODOLOGY OF THIS ONE IS, IS NAMED TJ.

AND AT THIS POINT IT'S NOT ANTICIPATED THAT, UH, THERE ARE ANY OF THE, UH, OF THE COUNCIL.

I'M ACTUALLY ANTICIPATING.

IF, IF WE GET INTO THE CONVERSATIONS OF THINGS THAT ARE DISCRETIONARY, THERE WILL BE A BACK AND FORTH.

AND THERE'S A POTENTIAL THAT WE COULD ACTUALLY AMEND THE AUSTIN GREEN PUD TO CONVERT IT TO AN ATJ PUTT AND CONVERTED TO A MANUFACTURING FACILITY WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS INSTEAD OF WHAT WAS PROPOSED IN THE AUSTIN GREEN.

BUT, UM, BUT THE, THE NEXT PHASE IS WE'LL BE, UH, AS WE, THIS, AS WE EXPLORE THE OPTIONS, THE OPTIONS ARE WATER AND WASTEWATER FROM SOUTHWEST WATER AND WASTEWATER FROM AUSTIN.

AND IF, AND WE'RE GOING TO PROCEED AS IF WE'RE GOING TO GO WITH AUSTIN, BECAUSE THE RECLAIM WATER IS AN IMPORTANT RESOURCE.

UM, AND WE'RE PROBABLY GONNA FILE SCRS SERVICE EXTENSION REQUESTS WITH THE CITY, BUT THOSE ARE IN, THOSE ARE NOT COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS EITHER BECAUSE IT'S DESIRED DEVELOPMENT ZONE AND WOULD BE IN THE SERVICE AREA IF WE'RE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST SERVICE AREA.

BUT AS FAR AS TIME GOES, I WANT TO EXTEND THE INVITATION TO, IF YOU CHOOSE, YOU CAN ACTUALLY HAVE A VERY SAFE AND OUTDOOR AND SOCIALLY DISTANCED, UH, OBSERVATION OF THIS SITE.

AND IT IS FASCINATING TO SEE THAT THAT IS A LARGE, IF ANYBODY WANTS TO GO OUT THERE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, AND WE'LL GET YOU OUT THERE TO SEE IT BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING NONE OF US HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE IN THIS TOWN OR IN AUSTIN, AND MAYBE NOT EVER.

SO A LOT OF WORDS, BUT THAT'S TO SAY THAT YOU MAY NOT SEE ANYTHING.

UM, BUT IF WE GET INTO CONVERSATIONS WHERE THERE'S A GIVE AND TAKE THING, THEN YOU MIGHT, AND IT COULD BE AS EARLY AS, UH, WITHIN A MONTH OR TWO.

SO THE AUSTIN GREEN POD ALLOWS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL BUILDING.

I'M JUST, I, AGAIN, I DON'T HAVE THE FAMILIARITY OF THE DETAILS.

SO THEY ALSO, THE AUSTIN GREEN PUD WENT THROUGH THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS PROCESS AND IT ACTUALLY GOT TO YOU AND THE CITY COUNCIL PASSED THE AUSTIN PAPER PUT ON FIRST READING YOU AUSTIN GREEN PUTT ANTICIPATED BEING ANNEXED INTO THE CITY FOR LIMITED PURPOSES.

UM, AND, UH, THAT IS ALL STILL A POSSIBILITY IT'S ON HOLD, BUT THIS SITE REALLY DOESN'T FIT INTO REGULATIONS THAT AUSTIN HAS.

SO, UM, IF IT CAME BACK TO YOU, IT WOULD COME BACK TO YOU AS AN ETJ PIPE, WHICH IS ALLOWED BY STATE LAW.

IT'S VERY SPECIFICALLY ALLOWED BY STATE LAW AND WE CAN, WE COULD HAVE CONVERSATIONS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS AND WATER REUSE AND KIND OF STUFF THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

BUT RIGHT NOW, UM, IT'S THE, THE PUD IS ON HOLD.

IT'S SITTING THERE IN A HOLDING PATTERN PASSED ON FIRST READING.

SO UNDER WHAT, UM, ORDINANCE OR WHATEVER YOU WOULD CALL IT, ARE YOU WE'RE OPERATING UNDER ETJ RULES, WHICH IS CITY DOES WATER QUALITY DRAINAGE, WATER QUALITY, AND COUNTY SIDE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR THAT CLARIFICATION.

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DAVID, DID YOU HAVE YOUR HAND UP? NO, I'M JUST DOING THIS.

THAT'S ON THE KITCHEN.

I HAVE ONE QUESTION ABOUT THE ETJ REQUIREMENTS.

UM, AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT APPLIES IN THIS CASE OR NOT RICHARD.

UM, I'VE SEEN IT WITH REGARD TO OTHER CASES WHERE IT, UH, WHERE IT HAS TO GO THE COUNTY, IF IT, IF IT'S UNDER, UM, ETJ, UM, REGULATIONS.

AND I'M JUST WONDERING IF THAT'S THE CASE.

SO THE, SO WE'LL GO BACK TO THE COUNTY WITH REGARD TO ZONING TYPE THINGS.

THIS FACILITY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WATER QUALITY TYPE THINGS, AND IT COULD COME TO US IF IT IS, IF IT'S CONSIDERED TO BE THE OUT OF CITY PUD ALONG THE LINES, OR IF IT, IF IT'S REQUESTING THE OUT OF CITY PUB KIND OF, UM, OF, UM, DESIGNATION THAT THE GREEN POD WAS IS, IS THAT THE RIGHT WAY TO THINK ABOUT IT GENERALLY, BUT THERE ARE SOME FINE DISTINCTIONS.

FIRST OF ALL, THE COUNTY, THE COUNTY HAS NO ZONING AUTHORITY.

THEY REGULATE FOR FLOOD PLAIN.

UM, THEY'RE THE KEEPER OF THE FLOOD, PLAIN REGULATIONS, UH, AND DRAINAGE.

AND, UM, THAT'S, THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT THEIR, THEIR JURISDICTION IS OUT THERE.

AND THEN ON THE CITY SIDE, IT IS BECAUSE OF UNDER THE WATER CODE, THEY ARE ABLE, WE, THE CITY ARE ABLE TO EXTEND OUR WATER QUALITY ORDINANCES INTO THE TJ.

SO IT'S ACTUALLY A DUAL REVIEW CITY AND COUNTY, BUT IT'S ALL ADMINISTRATIVE, UNLESS YOU NEED A VARIANCE AND THE TWO VARIANCES, IT WILL COME UP EVENTUALLY ON THIS, THERE WILL BE A FLOODPLAIN MODIFICATION VARIANCE EVENTUALLY ON THIS SITE, NOT UNDER THE FIRST PHASE.

AND YOU, WHEN YOU'RE BUILDING SITES IS BIG, THERE INEVITABLY IS A CUT AND FILL VARIANCE SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE.

THOSE ARE THE VARIANCES THAT I CAN ANTICIPATE SEEING IN THE FUTURE.

OKAY.

AND THOSE ARE VARIANTS THAT WOULD GO TO THE COUNTY.

IS THAT WHAT? WELL, IT DEPENDS FLOOD PLAIN MODIFICATIONS GO TO THE COUNTY, A WATERSHED ORDINANCE VARIANCE WOULD GO TO THE CITY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

AND THEN THE LAST QUESTION ON THIS IS, UM, I I'VE, I'M FAMILIAR WITH THE CASE THAT WE HAD, THAT WAS IN THE ETJ, UH, THAT WENT THROUGH OUR, OUR ZAP METI AND THROUGH OUR ZONING AND PLANNING COMMITTEE.

AND THEN, THEN IT WENT TO THE COUNTY, UM, WITH THIS, WITH ANYTHING THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING HERE AT THE TESLA SITE, GO TO OUR ZAP COMMISSION.

WELL, WENT THROUGH THAT WAS AUSTIN GREEN PUD, WHICH WAS A MIXED USE LAND USE AND ZONING.

IT ANTICIPATED THE CITY ANNEX IN IT FOR LIMITED PURPOSES AND PLACING A PUDGE ZONING.

UM, THIS TITAN WOULDN'T NECESSARILY DO THAT.

IF WE BROUGHT THE PART BACK TO AS AN ETJ POD, MEANING THE DISTINCTION AREAS WOULDN'T ANNEX FOR LIMITED PURPOSES, IT JUST BE AN ATJ.

ANY TJ PART IS REALLY JUST A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.

IT'S NOT SONY, IT'S A D IT'S AN AGREEMENT AS TO THE GIVES AND TAKES OF THE REGULATION.

IT WOULD NOT HAVE TO GO BACK TO ZAP THEM DIRECTLY TO YOU AS AN AMENDMENT TO PUT THAT YOU'VE ALREADY PASSED ON FIRST READING.

OKAY.

I'M ALSO FAMILIAR WITH CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ARE NOT PUDS, SO THAT HAVE GONE TO ZAP AND THEN, AND THEN COME ON TO THE CITY.

THERE'S A DEVELOPMENT THAT IN MY, IN THE ETJ ASSOCIATED WITH MY DISTRICT, THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY A DIFFERENT KIND OF DEVELOPMENT AND IT RELATED TO, UM, UM, HOUSING, BUT IT DID GO THROUGH ZAP AND I, I'M NOT REMEMBERING THE DETAILS.

IT MAY HAVE GONE TO THAT RELATED TO WATER ISSUES.

UM, SO IF, IF YOUR, SO REALLY MY QUESTION IS, WILL THIS BE GOING TO ZAP REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT IT'S, UH, OUT OF, UM, BUT REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT'S A PER THAT HAS TO COME TO COUNCIL, AND IF YOU'RE NOT, IF YOU DON'T KNOW THAT THAT'S FINE, I CAN GO BACK AND CHECK THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

I JUST KNOW THAT THERE ARE AT LEAST SOME CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE THERE'S DEVELOPMENT IN ETJ THAT WILL GO TO OUR ZONING AND PLANNING.

SO IF YOU ARE SUBDIVIDING, YEAH.

IF YOU'RE, IF YOU'RE IN THE SUBDIVISION PROCESS, YOU DEFINITELY GO TO ZAP.

IF YOU DON'T SUBDIVIDE, THEN YOU DON'T GO TO ZAP.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE ONE YOU'RE REFERENCING.

I COULD LOOK AT IT AND COMPARE IT, BUT I'M SORRY.

GO AHEAD.

RIGHT NOW.

I CAN'T SEE A SCENARIO, ESPECIALLY FOR PHASE

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ONE.

THAT'S GOING ON, THEY'RE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW THAT IT WOULD GO TO ZAP.

OKAY.

THE DISTINCTION MAY HAVE BEEN THE SUBDIVIDING CAUSE THERE WAS DEFINITELY SOME, THAT'S PROBABLY WHAT IT WAS.

OKAY.

IT'S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION.

I KNOW THERE'S BEEN A FEW THINGS THAT WE REALIZE HAVE STATE LAW SURROUNDING THEM THAT MAY OR MAY NOT COME TO US.

UM, BUT THAT WAS A REALLY GOOD POINT ABOUT WHAT OUR PROCESS IS ALLOWED FOR AND WHAT THE EXPECTATIONS ARE FOR, YOU KNOW, TIMELINE AND APPROVAL FOR ANY OF THIS.

UM, IF, IF THERE'S NO OTHER QUESTIONS IT'S 11 O'CLOCK AND WE'VE GOT TWO MORE ITEMS TO MOVE ON TO, BUT I THINK THIS WAS A REALLY ENGAGING DISCUSSION AND REALLY APPRECIATE MR. FOSTER AND MR. SUTTLE BEING HERE TO HELP US THINK THROUGH SOME OF THESE, UM, SOME OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES WITH, WITH THIS PARTICULAR PIECE OF LAND.

I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING TIME TO BE HERE.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANKS SO MUCH, RICHARD AND DAVID, AND OPEN INVITATION TO ALL OF YOU, INCLUDING YOUR DAVID.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON OUT THERE, IT'S PRETTY, PRETTY INTERESTING.

I'D LOVE TO TAKE YOU UP ON THAT FOOTAGE THAT YOU MENTIONED EARLIER.

YEAH, THERE'S A GUY THAT'S FLYING DRONE.

HE'S UNAUTHORIZED.

HE GETS UNDER EVERYBODY'S SKIN, BUT HE'S GOT SOME VERY HIGH QUALITY DRONE FOOTAGE.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANKS GUYS.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT MOVES

[4. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Update.]

INTO METERING INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATES COUNCIL, GOING TO PROVIDE THAT PRESENTATION.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US, RICK.

LET'S SEE IF I CAN UNMUTE.

WE HEAR YOU NOW.

OKAY, GOOD.

COOL.

YEAH, THERE WE GO.

UH, ALSO HAVE, UM, SO AGAIN, I'M ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR OPERATIONS.

UH, ONE OF THE, ONE OF THREE OF THE EXECUTIVE SPONSORS FOR THE AMI PROGRAM ALSO ON THE LINE IS RANDY JENKINS, UH, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE WHO'S, UH, ROLLS OVER THE METER OPERATIONS, UH, PUBLIC INFORMATION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE DIVISIONS.

SO SHE IS ALSO ON THE LINE IN CASE WE HAVE FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS.

UM, IT'S BEEN SIX MONTHS SINCE THE LAST, UH, UPDATE.

UM, WE HAVE DONE A LOT IN SIX MONTHS, BUT I WANT TO KIND OF GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE LAST PRESENTED, UH, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE PROGRESS THAT WE HAVE TO DATE.

UH, LAST MEETING WE TALKED ABOUT THAT WE WOULD COME TO YOU AND COMMIT TO A SIX MONTH BRIEFING.

UH, THIS IS THE SIX MONTH BRIEFING AND UPDATE AS WELL AS PROVIDE YOU A LITTLE MORE DETAILS ON THE PROGRAM.

UM, THE FOCUS AREA FOR THE PILOT, UH, UPDATE ON COMMUNICATION PLAN AND SOME, UH, ALSO COMMUNICATION TOOL UPDATES FOR THE WEBSITE.

IF YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO PROGRESS TO DATE.

UM, I WANNA, UH, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR HAVING COUNCIL APPROVE THE CONTRACT WITH, UM, BOTH THE CLARA AND WATER SMART.

UH, WE WERE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE THE CONTRACT AND, AND EXECUTE, UH, WITHIN A COUPLE OF MONTHS, UH, FROM APPROVAL.

UH, WE EVEN WITH THIS, UM, STAY HOME ORDER, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO, UH, ONLINE AND REMOTELY WERE KIND OF AT LEAST KICKOFF, UH, SOME, UH, MEETINGS WITH BOTH THE CLARA AND WATER SMART INDEPENDENTLY, UH, TO GET TO KNOW AUSTIN WATER, TO UNDERSTAND SOME OF THE REQUIREMENTS THAT WERE IN THE CONTRACT, UH, GET FAMILIAR WITH THE FACILITIES AT SOME POINT.

AND SO THOSE WERE DONE REMOTELY FAIRLY EARLY ON IN MAY OR SO, BUT SOME OF THE FIELD ACTIVITIES THAT, UH, KIND OF POSED A LITTLE CHALLENGE, BUT DEFINITELY WERE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH IN THE LAST REPORT OUT, THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF, OF, UH, INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE BUILT OUT THROUGHOUT CITY, UH, IN INCLUDED SEVERAL COMPONENTS THAT, UH, WOULD BE BUILD OUT FOR THE NETWORK.

AND, AND SOMETIMES THE TERMINOLOGIES ARE, ARE THEY'RE AVAILABLE AND YOU HAVE SOME RESOURCES ON THE WEBSITE TO HELP GUIDE US THROUGH THAT, BUT JUST TO REFAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH WHAT'S ALL INVOLVED IN THE AMI PROJECT IS WE HAVE A LOT OF FIELD DEVICES ASIDE FROM JUST THE METERS THEMSELVES.

WE HAVE RADIO COMMUNICATION, WE HAVE RADIOS THAT GO INTO THE PITS, THEN THEY COMMUNICATE BACK TO WHAT WE CALL A DCU, UH, DATA COLLECTION UNIT.

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AND SO SOME OF THAT EARLY ON SURVEYING THAT WE HAD TO DO, UM, JUST LATE SPRING WAS TO SURVEY POTENTIAL SITES THAT WOULD, UM, BE PREPARED FOR INSTALLATION OF A DCU.

AND WE HAD ALWAYS PLANNED THAT WE WOULD, UH, EVALUATE AWESOME WATER PROPERTIES TO USE AS, UH, LOCATIONS FOR THE INSTALLATIONS OF THE DC USE.

UH, WE HAVE, UH, SINCE, UM, THE DETERMINED THAT A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF THOSE SITES