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JASMINE, YOU ARE NOT THERE KNOCKED DOWN, BABE.

UNLESS WE DO WE HAVE ANYBODY ELSE STILL TRYING TO JOIN?

[CALL TO ORDER]

ARE YOU ABLE TO SEE THAT? AND THEY HAVE NOT HEARD FROM, I USUALLY HEAR FROM PEOPLE.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

THEN I AM GOING TO THAT.

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOR RIGHT NOW AND GO AHEAD AND, UH, CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER.

IT'S ONE OF THE THREE AND WE HAVE A QUORUM.

UM, I JUST READ THE TOP, UH, IF IT'S OKAY.

I'D JUST LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT.

UM, IN OUR LAST MEETING, UM, I MADE A MISTAKE, BUT I WANT TO OWN UP TO, BECAUSE I MADE THE MISTAKE IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS MEETING.

I INTERRUPTED AND ASKED ALBERTA TO HOLD A QUESTION AND THEN ALLOWED ANOTHER OF OUR MEMBERS TO ASK A VERY SIMILAR QUESTION.

AND I REALIZED THAT BY DOING THAT, I DISENFRANCHISED HER AND SILENCED HER VOICE.

AND I, YOU KNOW, RECOGNIZE THAT THAT IS AN ERROR ON MY PART AND I HAVE SPOKEN WITH HER DIRECTLY, BUT I JUST THINK THAT IT'S APPROPRIATE TO MAKE THE APOLOGY HERE TO ALL OF YOU, BECAUSE I DO THINK THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR COMMISSION THAT EVERYBODY IS HEARD.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO DO BETTER THAN THAT.

UM, AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT I DO TAKE TO HEART THAT I NEED TO, UM, JUST PHYSICALLY BE MORE CONSCIOUS OF, UM, YOU KNOW, MY FACILITATION, CAUSE THAT IS MY ROLE HERE.

AND, UH, YOU KNOW, I WILL BE WORKING ON IMPROVING MYSELF AND, UH, YEAH, JUST WANT TO APOLOGIZE FOR THAT, UH, BEHAVIOR, UH, YOU KNOW, WAS MY ER AT THE LAST MEETING.

AND IF ANYBODY WANTS TO TALK WITH ME ABOUT THAT OFFLINE, HAPPY TO DO THAT, OBVIOUSLY WE'RE NOT LIKE LISTED FOR THIS CONVERSATION, SO DON'T WANT TO, UH, MAKE IT A WHOLE CONVERSATION HERE, BUT I AM AVAILABLE.

AND, UH, ALSO JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IN A KIND OF BROADER SENSE THAT WE ARE RUNNING OUR COMMISSION MEETINGS, UM, AND CONDUCTING OURSELVES IN A WAY THAT EVERYBODY FEELS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO BE ENGAGED.

SO, UM, PLEASE DO REACH OUT TO ME.

LIKE I AM NOT A PERFECT PERSON, BUT I DO WANT TO, UH, MAKE IMPROVEMENTS WHERE I CAN.

SO THAT'S THAT.

UM, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

UM, I GUESS OUR, UH, FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS, DO WE HAVE CITIZENS COMMUNICATION? OKAY.

MAYBE WE PROBABLY DIDN'T BUT SOMETIMES WE DO, UM,

[1a) July 22, 2020 meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee]

IS EVERYBODY HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE MEETING I'D LIKE TO MOVE TO APPROVE THE MEETING MINUTES.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER COIN.

WE HAVE A MOTION.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND, MR. LACKEY? SECOND.

GREAT.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER LACKEY.

UH, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION, ANY EDITS THAT ANYBODY'S SEES MIGHT BE NEEDED ON THOSE MINUTES? ALL RIGHT.

UM, THAT'S, I'M GOING TO JUST READ THROUGH THE NAMES, CAUSE I THINK THAT'S THE EASIEST WAY TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY, UH, IS VOTING ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

UM, SO IF YOU CAN JUST SAY YAY, NAY OR ABSTAIN WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, I'D APPRECIATE IT.

UH, ALBERTA PHILLIPS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, AND I THINK IT WAS HOLD ON THE COLON, RIGHT? YEAH.

THANK YOU, DAVID.

SORRY, IT'S TRYING TO FIND THE MUTE BUTTON FOR ME.

THANKS.

UH, PHYSIO.

YAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, KAREN, KAREN MAGGIE.

YEAH.

YES.

YEAH.

SORRY.

I SHOULD SPECIFY, ALTHOUGH I DO NOT SEE OUR OTHER KAREN HERE.

UM, KATIE.

YEAH.

THANK YOU, KELLY.

THANK YOU, MELISSA.

I BELIEVE I NEED TO ABSTAIN.

I WAS NOT IN ATTENDANCE FOR

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LAST MONTH'S MEETING.

OKAY.

THAT'S FINE.

TECHNICALLY, YOU'RE STILL AT LIBERTY TO VOTE HOWEVER YOU WANT, BUT IT'S NOT A PROBLEM.

YOU CAN ABSTAIN A NAP.

I MUST STAND ALSO.

OKAY, ROB.

HI.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU ALL.

AND THAT IS WHAT I HAVE, HAVE I MISSED ANYBODY ELSE IN CALLING THAT ROLE? OKAY.

SO I THINK I'M JUST GONNA GO THROUGH ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, AND I WILL SAY YAY.

SEVEN, EIGHT.

SO I THINK IT'S EIGHT, NINE, EIGHT, NINE YEARS AND TWO ABSTENTIONS.

OH.

AND KAREN HAD UN HAS JUST JOINED US.

KAREN, DO YOU WANT TO VOTE ON THE, UM, THE MINUTES FROM LAST MONTH? YOU'RE MUTED.

OKAY.

UM, I SEE HER THUMBS UP, SO WE'RE GOING TO ACCOUNT KAREN IN THERE AS WELL.

ALRIGHT, THANKS.

[2a) Presentation and Review of the Draft Austin Climate Equity Plan (Discussion and/or possible action)]

AND THE ONLY ITEM, UH, THE ONLY OTHER ITEM LIKE OF SUBSTANCE THAT WE HAVE ON OUR AGENDA IS THE UPDATE TO THE, UH, DRAFT AUSTIN CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN.

AND I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM ZACH AND THE REST OF HIS TEAM, UM, ZACH, WOULD YOU PREFER THAT WE HOLD THE QUESTIONS UNTIL EVERYBODY IS DONE? OR HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO THIS? YEAH, WE SHOULD PROBABLY HOLD QUESTIONS.

THERE'S, THERE'S A LOT OF SLIDES, BUT WE, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE WE HAVE KIND OF THE WHOLE MEETING HERE, I KIND OF, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE, WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO DO THIS, BUT THEN 45 MINUTES AND WANT TO TRY TO GET THROUGH ALL OF IT.

SO YEAH, MY WHOLE STAFF IS GOING TO BE ON HERE FOR THE WHOLE MEETING.

SO IF THERE ARE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT SOME OF THE SECTIONS, YOU CAN HAVE THOSE AND PROBABLY A LOT OF QUESTIONS WILL GET ANSWERED IN THE COURSE OF THE PRESENTATION.

SO, UM, ZACH, UH, TURN IT OVER TO YOU.

IF YOU, DO YOU HAVE ABILITY TO SHARE YOUR SCREEN? YEAH.

CITY HALL IS GOING TO THE SHOW THAT OKAY.

LET'S GET STARTED.

SO WE'RE READY FOR THE PRESENT.

YES.

GO AHEAD AND SHARE IT.

SO THANKS, DAVID AND KATIE, MY SCREEN IS FROZEN BOTH SECONDS WHILE IT'S WAITING ON.

SO WAIT, THE IS ON THE SCREEN NOW? YEAH, MY, MY COMPUTER IS JUST STILL, YEAH.

I JUST SEE A GRAY.

YEAH.

IT USUALLY TAKES A COUPLE MINUTES FOR IT TO COME AROUND YOURSELF.

BROADCAST IF EVERYONE CAN MUTE, IF THEY'RE NOT AND SPEAKING.

OKAY.

I'M STILL SEEING GRAY SAYS SHARING, BUT IT'S SPRAY.

I'M HAPPY TO REBOOT THE PRESENTATION.

SEE IF IT HELPS PEOPLE SAY THEY SEE IT.

OH, THERE WE GO.

ALRIGHT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UM, LIKE I SAID, UH, TODAY I HAVE MY, I HAVE MY ENTIRE TEAM WITH ME HERE.

UM, ANYONE ADMIRE MURPHY, MAYOR SALINE, RANDOLPH, UM, BEBE ROMERO, GAVIN MARIS G AND JEN KRIEGER.

UM, AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO PRESENT TO YOU THE FULL STORY ON THE REVISION OF THE AUSTIN CLIMATE EQUITY CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN.

UM, AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR ABOUT A YEAR.

NOW, THE ORIGINAL CONVERSATION SORT OF STARTED WITH THE WORKING GROUP.

UM, IT STARTED AT JOINT SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION MEETINGS OVER A YEAR AGO.

UM, AND WE WILL BE LAUNCHING THE FULL, UM, THE FULL DOCUMENT DRAFTS OF THIS, UM, ON LIKELY ON MONDAY.

UM, BUT FOR THIS PRESENTATION TODAY, WE HAVE ALL OF THE DETAIL AND SORT OF THE FULL STORY HERE.

UM, WE HAVE ALREADY STARTED BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS PRESENTATIONS, UM, SELENA AND I HAVE BEEN, WE'VE ALREADY PRESENTED TO FOUR OR FIVE DIFFERENT PRESENTATIONS, UH, DIFFERENT COMMISSIONS AND HAVE MANY, MANY MORE ALL OF THE JOINT SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE, UM, REPRESENTATIVE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS PLUS ALL OF THE QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSION.

SO WE ARE DEFINITELY MAKING THE ROUNDS WITH THIS PRESENTATION AND SHARING ALL THE INFORMATION ON WHAT'S IN THE DRAFT PLAN, BUT ALSO

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THE STORY OF THE CREATION OF THE PLAN.

SO THIS IS A, AN EXCITING MOMENT FOR US.

SO NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO, SO AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR, FOR A YEAR, UM, ALL FINALIZING THE DRAFT DOCUMENTS AND, YOU KNOW, THE FULL PLAN IS NOW A HUNDRED PAGES LONG.

SO GETTING TO THE FINAL STAGES OF EVERY SINGLE THING PROVED AND REAPPROVED AND REVIEWED AND REVIEWED AND GETTING ALL THOSE WORDS OUT, IT'S JUST, UM, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST BEEN A CHALLENGE.

SO WE ARE RIGHT AT THE END, IT'S GOING TO BE, UH, LAUNCHED FOR FULL, UH, PUBLIC COMMENT NEXT WEEK.

UM, AND THEN THERE WILL BE A FOUR WEEK PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD, UM, WHERE IT'LL BE AVAILABLE ON SPEAK UP.

WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING SOME PUBLIC FACING, UM, LIKE WEBINARS AND PANELS.

WE'VE CREATED A SURVEY.

THERE'S GOING TO BE NUMEROUS WAYS FOR THE COMMUNITY TO CHINA, GIVE US FEEDBACK.

AND THEN WE'RE AIMING TO BRING THIS TO CITY COUNCIL OR HAVE IT READY FOR CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL BY THE END OF OCTOBER.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR QUESTIONS, UM, AND YOU KNOW, AND EVENTUALLY YOUR BUDGET SUPPORT.

SO THESE FIRST FEW SLIDES I'VE SHOWED YOU GUYS A LOT OF THIS STUFF MULTIPLE TIMES.

SO I'M GONNA KIND OF BREEZE OVER SOME OF THIS STUFF.

AS YOU KNOW, FIRST OFF, UH, AUSTIN COMMUNITY PILOT PLAN WAS ADOPTED IN 2015, IT FOCUSED ON THESE AREAS.

UM, AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTING TO IMPLEMENT ACROSS THE CITY ORGANIZATION FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

SO THIS PROCESS BASICALLY STATED THAT WE SHOULD UPDATE THIS PLAN EVERY FIVE YEARS.

SO 2019 20 WAS THE FIVE YEAR REVIEW CYCLE.

THE TIMING ON THAT.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING.

SO HOW HAS THIS PLAN CREATED? SO, UM, YOU KNOW, THE PROCESS FOR THIS PLAN WAS REALLY IN THE GUIDANCE ON WHAT WE SHOULD DO AND HOW WE SHOULD DO IT AND WHO WE SHOULD INVOLVE, YOU KNOW, THAT STARTED WITH YOU, THAT STARTED WITH, UH, THE WORKING GROUP, THE DREADS SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE LAST SUMMER.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT GUIDANCE.

YOU KNOW, WE TOOK IT ALL TO HEART.

WE REALLY PUT OUR BEST FOOT FORWARD TO REALLY MAKE THIS AS INCLUSIVE AS A PROCESS AS WE CAN AND MAKE IT REALLY FOCUSED ON.

SO, UH, BASICALLY, UH, WE REALLY DOVE INTO THE WORK OF ACTUAL PLAN CREATION LAST NOVEMBER, UM, AND THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF COMMUNITY TIME, THIS PROCESS.

SO ABOUT 20 CITY STAFF HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE STEERING COMMITTEE AND ALL IN THE FIVE ADVISOR GROUPS, BUT OVER 120 COMMUNITY MEMBERS HAVE BEEN VERY ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN THE SCHOOL PROCESS.

UM, WE ALSO CREATED THE CLIMATE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM, WHICH WE'VE ALREADY TOLD YOU ABOUT, BUT, UM, WAS REALLY AN IDEA OF, OF THIS COMMISSION.

AND WE BROUGHT THAT TO LIFE.

UM, WE HAD FOUR, UH, SESSIONS OF AN EQUITY TRAINING AND WORKSHOP, WHICH ALL THE PARTICIPANTS WENT THROUGH, WHICH REALLY TURNED OUT TO BE LIKE PIVOTAL AND LIKE PRETTY ESSENTIAL TO LEADING A PROCESS LIKE THIS FOCUSED ON EQUITY AT FIVE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS THAT LUCKILY WE GOT IN, UM, IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY BEFORE COVID-19 CAME.

UM, SO WE HAD OVER 250 IN PERSON ATTENDANCE AT THESE WORKSHOPS, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO DO, UM, IN THE TIME AND IN THE CURRENT TIME.

UM, AND THEN JUST A COUPLE OF STATS BELOW THERE.

I THINK WE'RE UP TO STEERING COMMITTEE TEAM OVER 60 ADVISOR GROUP MEETING.

SO IT'S, UM, THE AMOUNT OF DEDICATED INPUT IN LIKE DEEP COMMITMENT FROM THE COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE INPUT INTO THIS PROCESS HAS BEEN GREAT, SUBSTANTIAL.

EXCELLENT.

THIS IS JUST A QUICK, UM, CALL OUT TO OUR STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

YOU KNOW, THE STEERING COMMITTEE IS THE GROUP THAT, UM, THAT ME AND MY TEAM MEET WITH EVERY OTHER WEEK FOR TWO HOURS.

UM, AND THE FOLKS ON THE SCREEN HERE, AND NOT ONLY THE, YOU KNOW, THE CO-CHAIRS, BUT, UH, THE DEDICATED ALL THE MEMBERS HERE AND EVEN THE ADVISORY GROUP REPRESENTATIVES THAT CAME TO THE TABLE TO ALSO REPRESENT THE ADVISORY GROUPS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE STEERING COMMITTEE.

UM, I'VE JUST BEEN, YOU KNOW, UM, PHENOMENAL IN TERMS OF THEIR FEEDBACK AND THEIR GUIDANCE AND LIKE OTHER COLLABORATION AND, UM, THE VULNERABILITY THAT'S BEEN EXPRESSED WITHIN THESE GROUPS AND THE CONVERSATIONS THAT WE HAD, LIKE REALLY, UM, IN A WORK BEEN LIKE A BODY OF WORK ON, UH, YOU KNOW, LIKE THESE, THESE MEETINGS AREN'T LIKE SAVED, BUT LIKE THE CONNECTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE HERE AND LIKE THE WORK THAT WE'VE DONE TOGETHER TO BUILD COMMUNITY AND BUILD CONNECTION CONNECTION AMONGST US, UM, HAS BEEN A SUPER IMPORTANT PART OF THIS PROCESS.

SO NOW DIVING INTO THE, UM, THE PLAN AND WHAT DO WE FOCUS ON? SO, UM, WE JUST WANTED TO START, I WANTED TO START OUT HERE WITH, UM, INEQUITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY, RIGHT? UM, IT CANNOT BE IGNORED

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THAT AUSTIN HAS A HISTORY OF INEQUITIES AND INJUSTICES COMMITTED AGAINST PEOPLE OF COLOR THAT REMAINS TODAY, YOU KNOW, STARTING WITH AND EVEN BEFORE.

UM, BUT, UM, STARTING WITH THE 1928 MASTER PLAN AND, UH, THE SEGREGATION THAT, THAT CREATED IN OUR CITY, UH, LEADING TO ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICES BY THINGS LIKE THE FUEL FARM AND THE LANDFILL AND, UH, THE CITY, YOUR AUSTIN'S HOLLY POWER PLANT, UM, POLLUTING THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WERE SEGREGATED ON PURPOSE, UM, BY THE CITY.

AND THEN NOW AS WE SORT OF MOVE THROUGH THE DECADES, YOU KNOW, GENTRIFICATION IS HAPPENING IN THOSE SAME NEIGHBORHOODS, UM, THAT WERE RED LINE YEARS AGO.

UM, AFRICAN AMERICAN POPULATIONS HAVE BEEN INCREASING, UM, THERE'S UNFAIRNESS IN TERMS OF HOUSING AND IN TERMS OF LAND OWNERSHIP, UM, WHICH IS THE PRIMARY WAY THAT PEOPLE BUILD WEALTH IN THIS COUNTRY.

AND THEN FINALLY, YOU KNOW, KIND OF WRAPPING IT UP TO THE CURRENT, UM, CASES OF COVID-19 AND HOSPITALIZATIONS AND MORTALITY RATES HAVE BEEN DISPROPORTIONATELY HIGHER WITH BLACKS AND BLACK.

UM, SO, UM, THESE THINGS ARE NOT JUST SOMETHING FROM THE PAST.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, WAS CREATED A LONG TIME AGO AND HAS BEEN PERPETUATED AND STILL CONTINUES TO THIS DAY.

SO WE CANNOT MOVE FORWARD AND CREATE ANY PLAN OR ANY EFFORT IN THE CITY WITHOUT ACKNOWLEDGING THESE THINGS.

UM, AND THINKING ABOUT HOW DO WE INCORPORATE THIS AND ADDRESS THIS ISSUES.

EXCELLENT.

SO AS YOU ALL HERE ON THIS DRINK, SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE AND OUR FOCUS IS CLIMATE CHANGE, RIGHT? LIKE WE KNOW THAT WE'RE CHANGING THE CLIMATE, UM, AND THIS GOES BEYOND JUST CITY CITY ACTION.

THIS IS OUR COUNTRY.

THIS IS OUR, THIS IS OUR WORLD.

WE'RE BURNING FOSSIL FUELS AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE FOR THE LAST 150 YEARS.

AND WE ARE STILL BURNING FOSSIL FUELS AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE AND GLOBAL EMISSIONS ARE COMING DOWN.

SO WHILE WE WERE BEING SUCCESSFUL IN AUSTIN, UH, THE GLOBAL EMISSIONS TRAJECTORY CONTINUES TO JUST INCREASE.

SO THERE IS MORE AND MORE URGENCY THAT TO AVOID CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE CHANGE THAT IS GOING TO AFFECT THE ENTIRE WORLD AND PEOPLE OF COLOR, UM, MORE INTENSELY.

UM, WE HAVE A REALLY BIG JOB TO LEAVE HERE TO ADDRESS THE USE OF FOSSIL FUELS TO MAKE LIFE AS POSSIBLE TO THAT.

EXCELLENT.

SO, AS I SAID, UM, ON THE LAST SIDE, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE DONE A GOOD AMOUNT OF WORK TO TRY TO, YOU KNOW, NOT ONLY UNDERSTAND LIKE THE EMISSIONS, WHERE ARE THE EMISSIONS COMING FROM, WHICH THE FOLKS THAT THIS PLAN, BUT ALSO TO UNDERSTAND CLIMATE PROJECTIONS AND HOW THE CLIMATE IS PROJECTED TO CHANGE.

SO WE KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE HIGHER TEMPERATURES AS WE'RE SEEING PERIODS OF DROUGHT, INCREASED RISK OF WILDFIRE, INTENSE RAIN AND FLOODING.

AND IT CAN NOT, AGAIN, WE CAN'T GO WITHOUT SAYING THESE THINGS THAT, UM, THAT LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY CURRENT CLIMATE HAZARDS AND WILL BE MORE EFFECTED BY THIS FUTURE HAVING SUSTAINED GROUPS.

SO THEY'RE EXPERIENCING THESE THINGS ON TOP OF THEIR CURRENT ECONOMIC STRESSORS.

THEY HAVE LESS SOURCES TO BOUNCE BACK.

THEY'RE GOING TO SUFFER LONGER TERM IMPACT.

SO JUST THE, UM, THE INEQUITIES ARE NOT ONLY INTEGRATED INTO HOW DO WE ADDRESS EMISSIONS, BUT HOW THE FINAL WILL BE CHANGING AFFECT ALL OF THIS.

AND THIS CAN BE EXCELLENT.

SO WE KNOW THOSE TWO THINGS ARE HAPPENING, AND WE KNOW THAT WE NEED TO ELIMINATE YOUR USE OF FOSSIL FUELS TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT AVOIDING CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE CHANGE.

AND WE ALSO KNOW THAT THE DISPARITIES THAT CAN BE PREDICTED BY RACE, OUR COMMUNITY ARE UNACCEPTABLE.

AND IF WE DON'T PROACTIVELY ADDRESS THOSE THINGS IN CITY PLANNING EFFORTS, AND AS PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR CITY GOVERNMENT AND PARTICIPATE IN CITY GOVERNMENT, IF WE DON'T ACKNOWLEDGE THOSE THINGS, LEARN ABOUT THOSE THINGS AND PROACTIVELY TRY TO ADDRESS THEM, WE WILL JUST BE PERPETUATING INJUSTICE.

SO THROUGH OUR, UM, OUR INITIAL CLIMATE ACTUALLY EQUITY WORKSHOP, UM, WHERE WE GOT EVERYBODY TOGETHER AND LEARNED ABOUT HISTORY AND THOUGHT ABOUT VALUES AND CONNECTED EQUITY WITH CLIMATE, UH, WE ENTERED, WE ENDED UP FOCUSING ON THESE VALUES IN THE CENTER OF HEALTH AFFORDABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, AND CULTURAL PRESERVATION, COMMUNITY CAPACITY, JUST TRANSITION AND ACCOUNTABILITY, AND REALLY NOTING THAT LIKE THE CORE OF THE, UM, THE EXPLOITATION THAT OCCURS IN OUR WHITE SUPREMACISTS, THAT SOCIETY IS THE SAME.

THE ROOT THAT IS CAUSING RACIAL EQUITY IS THE SAME ROOT PROBLEM THAT IS CAUSING CLIMATE CHANGE.

AND IF WE CAN STAY FOCUSED ON CREATING THESE VALUES IN THE CENTER FOR ALL IN OUR COMMUNITY, UM, THAT MAYBE WE CAN ACTUALLY TRY TO ADDRESS THE ROOT IN, ACTUALLY SOLVE THE PROBLEMS YOU CAN'T REALLY SOLVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER.

AGAIN, THESE ARE INEXTRICABLE

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ISSUES.

EXCELLENT.

SO, UM, SO THERE'S A LOT OF WAYS THAT EQUITY ENDS UP, UM, APPEARING IN THIS CLIMATE PLANNING, INTERCONNECTING WITH THE SPINAL PLANT.

SO THIS WAS JUST A, UM, A NEW GRAPHIC THAT WE ACTUALLY CREATED FOR THE PLAN THAT HELPS CONNECT FOR USERS OF THE PLAN AND FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST COMING AT THIS PLAN, UM, AND TRYING TO UNDERSTAND CLIMATE AND EQUITY, AND HOW DOES IT FIT TOGETHER? UM, THIS HELPS MAKE THE CONNECTION FOR PEOPLE THAT LIKE WHEN WE, WHEN OUR CLIMATE AMBASSADORS TALK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES, WHEN WE HAD OUR PUBLIC WORKSHOPS AND TALKED TO THE COMMUNITY, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE'S NUMBER ONE, TWO AND THREE ISSUES THAT THEY CARE ABOUT ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS ARE THEIR HEALTH AND THEIR FAMILY'S HEALTH, HOUSING ISSUES AND AFFORDABILITY ISSUES IN THE CITY.

LIKE THOSE ARE SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO PEOPLE.

SO, UM, WE, WE DID A LOT OF WORK IN THIS, IN THIS PLAN TO TRY TO CONNECT ISSUES AND TRY TO SHOW THE INTERSECTIONALITY OF THING THINGS.

SO THIS IS JUST A VERY QUICK HIGHLIGHT IT, HOW WE ARE TRYING TO ALIGN ISSUES THAT PEOPLE CARE FOR WITH CLIMATE AND EQUITY, AND THEN SHOW HOW THE PLAN ADDRESSES.

EXCELLENT.

SO THE ORIGINAL GOAL THAT WAS ADOPTED BY CITY COUNCIL IN 2014 WAS NET ZERO COMMUNITY-WIDE EMISSIONS BY 2050.

SO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF THIS PLANNING EFFORT, WORKING WITH THE STATE STEERING COMMITTEE, LOOKING AT THE SCIENTIFIC DATA, THINKING ABOUT INEQUITIES AND INJUSTICE IN OUR COMMUNITY, THERE'S A LOT OF WORK TOO.

AND WE WERE DIRECTED BY CITY COUNCIL TO ANALYZE THE 2050 GOAL AND DETERMINE IF WE A DIFFERENT GOALS.

SHOULD WE SET? SO WE DID A LOT OF WORK, UH, WITH THE STEERING COMMITTEE TO LOOK AT THAT.

AND WHAT WE ENDED UP, WHAT WE ENDED UP ON IS THAT THE STEERING COMMITTEE IS NOW PROPOSING THE CITY COUNCIL.

AND AS PART OF THIS PLAN ADOPT THIS NEW TARGET OF NET ZERO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS COMMUNITY WIDE BY 2040 WITH A STEEP DECLINE, AND THEN AIMING FOR NEGATIVE EMISSIONS BEYOND 2040.

SO THIS IS, UH, AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS PROPOSAL AND HIS NEW, UM, AND SORT OF LIKE RATCHETS UP, UM, THE INTENSITY IN WHICH ACTION AND SUPPORT FOR, TO SEPARATE.

SO WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS FOR MONTHS.

UM, UH, WE PUT A LOT OF EFFORT INTO TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT DO WE NEED TO FOCUS ON IN THIS PLANNING EFFORT? UM, BECAUSE AS WITH CLIMATE CHANGE, IT'S ABOUT ENERGY TRANSPORTATION, OUTDOOR SPACES.

I MEAN, IT TOUCHES FOOD WASTE.

IT TOUCHES EVERY SINGLE ISSUE OF OUR LIVES.

UM, SO WE REALIZED THAT THERE ARE MANY CITY OF AUSTIN PLANS THAT ARE, HAVE JUST RECENTLY BEEN COMPLETED AND ADOPTED BY COUNCIL OR IN THE PROCESS OF BEING COMPLETED.

THERE'S LOTS OF THINGS THAT ARE UNDERWAY.

SO AUSTIN ENERGY'S GENERATION PLAN WAS JUST NOT THAT IN THE PAST SPRING THAT METRO HAS THEIR PLANS UNDERWAY AND RESOURCE RECOVERY IS REVISING THEIR, UM, ZERO WASTE PLAN.

SO WE HAD TO FIGURE OUT WHAT ARE THE ISSUES THAT GET IN BETWEEN ALL THOSE PLANTS.

SO WE ENDED UP FOCUSING ON, UM, AND WE HAD AN ADVISORY GROUPS CREATED FOR THESE FIVE TOPICS.

SO SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS, TRANSPORTATION, ELECTRIFICATION, TRANSPORTATION, LAND, USE NATURAL SYSTEMS AND CONSUMPTION.

AND AS WE GO THROUGH THIS PRESENTATION, THAT'S WHERE THE GOALS AND THE STRATEGIES WERE VOTES IN THOSE FIVE AREAS.

IT'S FINE.

SO SOMETHING'S GOING TO JUMP IN AND TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE EQUITY TOOL THAT WE CREATED AND THE PROCESS THAT WE WENT THROUGH WITH OUR ADVISORY GROUPS.

SO CITY HALL, MAYBE THIS IS ONE OF OUR CALLERS.

MAYBE THE CALLER IS ON MUTE.

HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? WE CAN HEAR YOU TAKE IT AWAY SOMEWHERE.

OKAY.

I WAS TALKING, THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT.

UM, HI EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS CELINE RENDON AND I'M THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST WITH THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY.

UM, AND COME NEXT MONTH, IT'LL BE A YEAR WORKING WITH THEM SPECIFICALLY, UH, FOR ENGAGEMENT ON THE COMMUNITY CLIMATE PLAN.

SO, UH, REGARDING THE EQUITY PROCESS FOR OUR ADVISORY GROUPS, UH, WE DEVELOPED A SEVEN STEP PROCESS THAT WAS ADOPTED FROM THE GOVERNMENT ALLIANCE ON RACE AND EQUITY, UM, UH, RACIAL TOOLKIT, WHICH IS WHAT THE EQUITY OFFICE USES FOR THEIR EQUITY ASSESSMENT TOOL THAT, UM, ALL CITY DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICES HAVE USED TO ASSESS, UM, THEIR WORK AND PROGRAMMING.

SO WE ADAPTED THAT MODEL FOR OUR ADVISORY GROUPS TO FOLLOW AS THEY DEVELOP THEIR GOALS AND STRATEGIES.

UM, AS YOU CAN SEE, GOT NUMBER ONE, UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORY.

WE HAD A CLIMATE EQUITY WORKSHOP THAT WAS FACILITATED BY DR.

CONNIE WARD, UM, BACK IN DECEMBER, I BELIEVE.

AND THAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT, UM,

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TO HELP GROUND, UM, ALL OF OUR PARTICIPANTS THAT WERE INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY CLIMATE PLAN.

UM, WE DID A LOT OF VISIONING EXERCISES AND WE ALSO LOOKED AT, UM, HISTORICAL DATA AND UNDERSTANDING THE RACIAL INEQUITIES THAT WE SEE TODAY FROM THOSE LEGACIES.

UM, THE GROUPS ALSO LOOKED AT DATA, UM, TO HELP ENSURE THAT THEIR GOAL, UH, HELPED INCLUDE A CLIMATE AND EQUITY COMPONENT.

SO THEY WERE ABLE TO DEVELOP STRATEGIES WITH THAT HISTORICAL CONTEXT IN MIND.

UM, BUT YEAH, THIS IS A KIND OF A SEVEN STEP PROCESS AND YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE OR ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE, UM, EQUITY TOOL THAT WE CREATED.

UM, COULD YOU GO BACK ONE SLIDE TO THE VALUES? SORRY.

WE GOT OFF ONE SLIDE BACK.

YEAH.

SO NOW, SO WE, YEAH.

EVALUATING EQUITY, GO AHEAD.

YES.

SO THIS IS, UM, KIND OF SHORTENED VERSION OF OUR EQUITY TOOL.

UM, THE EQUITY TOOL IS A SET OF SERIES QUESTIONS THAT HIGHLIGHT ALL OF THE THEMES THAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, THAT OUR MAJOR VALUES THAT WE IDENTIFIED IN THE CLIMATE EQUITY WORKSHOPS.

UM, AND THIS WAS CO-CREATED WITH MEMBERS ON OUR STEERING COMMITTEE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD, UM, A SERIES OF QUESTIONS THAT WERE ADDRESSED, UM, WITHIN EACH THEME.

AND SO, UM, THE ADVISORY GROUPS RAN THEIR GOLDEN STRATEGIES THROUGH THIS EQUITY TOOL TO UNDERSTAND IF THERE WAS A HARM NEUTRAL OR BENEFIT IMPACT, BUT UNDERSTANDING THAT THESE ARE QUESTIONS THAT WE CAN'T ANSWER JUST SPECIFICALLY FROM THE ADVISORY GROUPS, BUT NEED TO CONSIDER AS WELL IN OUR LONGTERM ENGAGEMENT PROCESS.

WHEN WE THINK ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION AND ASKING THESE QUESTIONS, UM, WORKING WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO, UM, GIVE US THEIR LIVED EXPERIENCE AND TO HELP, UM, GO THROUGH THE EQUITY TOOL TO SEE WHAT THE IMPACT WILL BE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, ONE OF THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE COMMUNITY CLIMATE PLAN WAS OUR ENGAGEMENT WITH THE COMMUNITY CLIMATE AMBASSADORS, 13 OR 12.

YEAH.

12 AMBASSADORS WERE SELECTED, UM, AND COMPENSATED TO FACILITATE THEIR OWN CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES.

UM, A LOT OF THEM FOCUS ON DIFFERENT TOPICS, UM, REGARDING THE SELECTION PROCESS, WE DID WORK WITH THE EQUITY OFFICE TO, UM, HELP GO THROUGH THE APPLICANTS AND TRYING TO CENTER RACIAL EQUITY IN OUR, UM, EVALUATION.

AND WHEN WE WERE SELECTING OUR PARTICIPANTS, WHICH, UM, I CAN PROVIDE A LOT MORE INFORMATION.

A LOT OF FOLKS HAVE BEEN INTERESTED IN JUST TO SET UP INTERNAL MANAGEMENT AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE COMMUNITY CLIMATE AMBASSADORS.

SO I PLANNED TO DO A SEPARATE, UH, PRESENTATION THAT CAN BE AVAILABLE FOR FOLKS.

UM, BUT YEAH, A LOT OF AMBASSADORS FOCUS ON DIFFERENT ISSUES IN THEIR COMMUNITY.

WE HAD A FEW AMBASSADORS FOCUS ON LANGUAGE ACCESS.

UM, SO SOME AMBASSADORS FOCUSING ON EDUCATION AND JUST THE OVERALL AWARENESS, UM, AND OTHERS THAT FOCUS ON CULTURAL VALUES AND THE HISTORY OF DIFFERENT, UM, COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND THEIR LIVED EXPERIENCE AND HOW THAT KIND OF INTERSECTS WITH THIS DISCUSSION OF CLIMATE CHANGE THAT IS OFTEN EXCLUSIVE OF THAT STORYTELLING NARRATIVE.

SO REALLY EXCITED.

UM, WE, I DID A WHOLE CODING PROCESS TO GO THROUGH THE REPORTS, UH, WE'VE COLLECTED DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FOR THAT.

SO WE'LL HAVE THAT AVAILABLE IN THE COMING WEEKS.

UM, NEXT WEEK ON WEDNESDAY AT 2:00 PM, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AN AMBASSADOR PANEL.

SO YOU COULD HEAR FROM SOME OF THE AMBASSADORS THEMSELVES ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES.

UM, I ALSO HAVE A LOT OF TAKEAWAYS FROM OUR REFLECTION SESSIONS, UM, UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS IS A PILOT PROGRAM AND THAT WE WERE REALLY OPEN TO THEIR FEEDBACK AND, UM, HONEST COMMENTS ON HOW WE CAN IMPROVE THE PROGRAM AND HOPEFULLY REPLICATE IT FOR FUTURE PLANNING EFFORTS.

UM, AND THAT CAN SHARE THAT, UM, WEBINAR THAT WE HAVE SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY WITH Y'ALL, UM, LATER.

OKAY.

AND I'M GOING TO PASS OFF NOW FOR TALKING ABOUT GOALS AND STRATEGIES.

EXCELLENT.

SO NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THEN NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO WE'RE GOING TO DIVE INTO THE DEPTHS NOW OF WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED AS PART OF THIS PLAN.

SO IN SUMMARY, WHAT YOU'LL SEE ACROSS THESE FIVE DIFFERENT AREAS IS 18 GOALS.

SO WE REALLY PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO GETTING QUANTITATIVE THIS TIME AROUND.

SO QUANTITATIVE TARGETS THAT DEFINE WHAT NEEDS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED BY THE COMMUNITY BY 2030 TO KEEP US ON TRACK.

SO ALL THE GOALS ARE QUANTITATIVE BY 2030.

UM, THEN WE HAVE STRATEGIES THREE TO FOUR TO FIVE STRATEGIES THAT SUPPORT EACH ONE OF THESE GOALS.

SO, AND THEN IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT WITH THE STRATEGIES IS THAT THEY ARE THE THINGS THAT SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO MAKE PROGRESS.

UM, SO WE TRIED TO STAY AWAY FROM REALLY LONGTERM, REALLY, YOU KNOW, THE BIG PICTURE, NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT'S COMING IN 20 YEARS.

WE'RE NOT FOCUSED ON THAT.

WE'RE FOCUSED ON WHAT IS THIS PLAYING AND ACTUALLY

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ACCOMPLISH IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS? THE OTHER THING TO NOTE IS THAT, UM, THAT REALLY HOW EQUITY AND AFTER ALL THE ADVISORS WENT THROUGH USING THE EQUITY TOOL TO CREATE THEIR GOALS AND STRATEGIES, WHAT ENDED UP MOST COMMONLY APPEARING THROUGHOUT THE GOALS AND STRATEGIES IS, UM, UH, PRIORITIZATION OF INCENTIVES AND TARGETED COMMUNICATIONS TOWARDS LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, UM, SPECIFIC FOCUS ON ANTI-DISPLACEMENT.

AND THAT WAS A HUGE ISSUE THAT CAME UP IN MANY OF THE GROUPS, UM, FOCUSED ON ADJUST, TRANSITION TRAINING AND JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, UH, PRIORITIZATION OF HEALTH AND OTHER BENEFITS FOR EASTERN PRESENT, LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

AND THEN THERE ARE A FEW AREAS WHERE MORE LEARNING AND STUDIES CERTAINLY NEEDS TO BE DONE.

SO CENTERING COMMUNITIES OF COLOR IN THAT WORK.

SO, UM, AS WE ON THE FOLLOWING SLIDES, WE SORT OF, WE HIGHLIGHT, UM, WHERE EQUITY SORT OF IS THE CONNECTION POINT WITH EACH GOAL AND STRATEGY.

UM, WE JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS WAS CLEAR BECAUSE SOMETIMES WHEN YOU JUST LOOK AT THE GOALS, THEY END UP BEING A LITTLE BIT QUANTITATIVE AND A LITTLE BIT LIKE WONKY.

UM, BUT IT, IT JUST SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IN THE STRATEGY, IN OUR GUIDANCE, ON HOW THINGS WILL GET IMPLEMENTED, IT'S ALL THERE.

THAT'S LIKE, OKAY.

SO FIRST THING, UM, THERE WERE THREE COST CROSS CUTTING STRATEGIES THAT WE ENDED UP CREATING.

AND THIS COMES AT SORT OF LIKE THE BEGINNING OF THE GOLDEN STRATEGY CONVERSATION.

SO THESE THREE TOPICS KIND OF CAME UP ACROSS MULTIPLE DIFFERENT AREAS AND KIND OF TOUCH ON MULTIPLE DIFFERENT AREAS.

SO YOU THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO JUST LIKE ELEVATE THEM.

AND EVEN THOUGH THE GOALS AND STRATEGIES IN EACH ONE OF THESE GROUPS WILL GET IMPLEMENTED, SUPPORTED.

THESE WERE THREE REALLY BIG PICTURE ISSUES THAT JUST NEED TO BE FOCUSED ON.

SO FIRST ONE IS FOCUSING ON GREEN JOBS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND OPPORTUNITIES TO REALLY CREATE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND FOCUS ON ADDRESS, TRANSITION, UM, AND SHARING IN THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF A CHANGE FROM A FOSSIL FUEL ECONOMY TO A CLEAN POT.

SO THAT ONE IS ACROSS MANY OF THESE, UH, MANY, MUCH OF THE WORK PLANT.

THE NEXT ONE IS REGIONAL COLLABORATION.

UM, THERE ARE RECENTLY ADOPTED CLIMATE PLANS IN SAN ANTONIO, HOUSTON IN DALLAS.

UM, THERE'S A LOT OF MOMENTUM RIGHT NOW ON CLIMATE ACTION AND ALL IN MANY OF THE TOPICS THAT YOU'LL SEE IN THIS PLAN FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY TO OPEN SPACE, TO WASTE MANAGEMENT, UH, ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

SO, UM, WE NEED TO BUILD STRONGER COLLABORATION AND COALITION WITH OUR OTHER CITIES IN THE STATE TO HAVE MORE SORT OF SHARED POWER ON THIS TOPIC.

AND THEN LAST ONE, AS YOU SAW WITH THAT 2040 TARGET, YOU KNOW, BEYOND 2040, THERE WAS A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT US, UH, THE CITY OF AUSTIN TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR LIKE THE, ALL OF THE CARBON.

AND WE HAVE PUT INTO THE ATMOSPHERE OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST A HUNDRED YEARS.

AND THAT IS LIKE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF TIMES.

SO, UM, IN THE LONGER TERM, WE REALLY, UM, HAVE TO START THINKING ABOUT NEGATIVE EMISSIONS AND ABOUT HOW CAN WE COLLECTIVELY PULL CARBON OUT OF THE ATMOSPHERE AND NOT JUST, OKAY, EXCELLENT.

ANOTHER THING, UH, QUICKLY BEFORE WE DIVE INTO THIS, UM, WHEN WE GET INTO THE QUANTIFICATION AND SHOWING, UM, AND ALL OF OUR ANALYSIS OF HOW MUCH DO THESE GOALS AND STRATEGIES AND NEW SUBMISSIONS, IT'S ESSENTIAL TO NOTE THAT THE 2030 RESOURCE GENERATION PLAN FROM AUSTIN ENERGY, UM, IN FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PLAN IS ESSENTIAL FOR US TO MEET OUR CARBON TARGETS.

UM, YOU KNOW, THE, THE COMMUNITY WORK THAT GOES INTO PUSHING AUSTIN ENERGY AND AUSTIN ENERGY'S RESPONSE, AND WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY TO FOCUS ON ALL THE THINGS ON THE SLIDE AND EVENTUALLY GET TO A HUNDRED PERCENT APARTMENT REGENERATION BY 2035 IS ESSENTIAL BECAUSE, UH, ELECTRICITY IS JUST, IS SUCH A LARGE PORTION OF THE EMISSIONS.

SO WE DID NOT DIVE INTO REVIEWING THIS OR CHANGING THIS OR DRESSING THIS, BUT, UM, IT'S A FULL SORT OF, UH, INSERT INTO THE CLIMATE PLAN.

EXCELLENT.

OKAY.

SO OUR FIRST GROUP, OUR FIRST ADVISORY GROUP WAS, UM, SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS.

SO EACH ONE OF MY STAFF WHO MANAGE ONE OF THESE ADVISORY GROUPS IS GOING TO JUMP IN AND TALK ABOUT THE GOALS AND STRATEGIES THAT, UH, THAT THEIR GROUP IS AS PROPOSED AS PART OF THE PLAN.

SO PHOEBE, TAKE IT AWAY.

HEY, HI EVERYONE.

UM, YEAH, SO EACH, EACH SLIDE THAT GOES OVER THE TOPIC IS GOING TO HAVE THESE LOGOS HERE ON THE SIDE THAT PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF SOME OF THE PARTICIPANTS THAT WE HAD IN EACH OF THE ADVISORY GROUPS.

AND SEE, YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT WE COLLABORATED WITH, UM, LOCAL NONPROFITS WITH, UM, LOCAL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE FIRMS AND HOW TO HAVE GOOD MIX OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC AND, UM, A NONPROFIT COLLABORATION, UH, NEXT SLIDE.

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SO I'M, AS JACK MENTIONED, THE AUSTIN ENERGY GENERATION RESOURCES PLAN, UM, ALREADY DOES A REALLY GREAT JOB OF PAVING A PATH FOR REDUCING EMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH BUILDINGS.

AND SO OUR GROUP REALLY FOCUSED ON, WELL, WHAT, WHAT ELSE IS LEFT ONCE YOU TAKE OUT, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE DECARBONIZING THE GRID AND WE'RE STILL CONTINUING ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

WE'RE STILL CONTINUING THESE LIKE, YOU KNOW, UM, PEAK LOAD PROGRAMS. SO, UM, WE AS A GROUP, UM, DECIDED THAT IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT TO THINK ABOUT HOW TO ACHIEVE AT BUILDINGS THAT ARE NET ZERO CARBON IN GENERAL.

SO THEY'RE CARBON NEUTRAL FROM AN OPERATIONAL PERSPECTIVE.

UM, AND THAT OPERATIONAL CARBON IS REALLY THINKING ABOUT ALL OF THE ENERGY THAT IS LIKE LIGHTING AND HEATING DURING ITS OPERATIONS.

AND SO WE, UM, BUILT A GOAL OF ACHIEVING NET ZERO CARBON FOR A HUNDRED PERCENT OF NEW BUILDINGS BY 2030 AND 25% OF EXISTING BUILDINGS WHILE AIMING TO REDUCE EMISSIONS FROM THE NATURAL GAS SECTOR.

UM, WHEN YOU START LOOKING AT THE, AT THE PIE OF, YOU KNOW, WHERE EMISSIONS ARE COMING FROM, THAT ELECTRICITY, UM, PORTION IS GOING TO SHRINK, AND THEN, UM, NATURAL GAS WILL HAVE A LARGER PART OF THAT.

UM, AND SO THE WAY WE THOUGHT OF THESE STRATEGIES WAS OF COURSE, THE TECHNICAL ASPECT OF LOOKING AT CODES, LOOKING AT DESIGN, UM, BUT REALLY THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY TO REDUCE COSTS AND TO REDUCE ENERGY BURDEN FOR, UM, LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

THERE'S A LOT OF EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE.

AND SO WE REALLY WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE THINKING ABOUT IT FROM A HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE OF NOT JUST, YOU KNOW, HAVING CLEANER BUILDINGS FROM AN EMISSIONS PERSPECTIVE, BUT THINKING ABOUT INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND THINKING ABOUT ENERGY COSTS, AND THEN THINKING OF COURSE ABOUT THOSE OPPORTUNITIES, UM, TO KEEP EXPANDING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY THROUGH THIS NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AND SO ANOTHER ASPECT THAT HAD NOT BEEN LOOKED AT IN THE PAST, UM, WAS TO THINK ABOUT REFRIGERANTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON EMISSIONS.

UM, AND SO REFRIGERANTS ARE VERY POTENT, RIGHT? AND, UM, A LOT OF, UM, CITIES ARE STARTING TO LOOK AT THIS, BUT IT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN SOMETHING THAT OUR INVENTORY DIDN'T ACCOUNT FOR.

UM, BUT IT IS A HUGE, IMPORTANT PART OF ADDRESSING, UM, CLIMATE CHANGE.

AND SO FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS, WE DEVELOPED A GOAL OF REDUCING, UM, REFRIGERANT LEAKAGE, UH, BY 25%.

AND SO BY DOING THAT, UM, WE'RE REALLY THINKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, HOW CAN WE DESTROY CAPTURING DESTROYED REFRIGERANTS THAT ARE HARMFUL, UM, SO THAT THEY DON'T HAVE THAT NEGATIVE IMPACT AT THEIR END OF LIFE.

UM, AND THEN HOW CAN WE DESIGN BUILDINGS SO THAT THEY'RE A USING CLEANER REFRIGERANTS THAT HAVE A LOWER GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL, BUT ALSO ENSURING THAT WE'RE, WE'RE ALSO, UM, LOOKING AT PASSIVE DESIGN STRATEGIES THAT ARE BENEFICIAL FOR VENTILATION AND ALSO PREVENT US FROM USING REFRIGERANTS, UM, IN THE FIRST PLACE.

UM, AND THEN OF COURSE CREATING INCENTIVES FOR LEAK DETECTION AND REPAIR, AND REALLY WE'RE, WE'RE THINKING ABOUT COLLABORATING WITH GROCERY STORES AND CONVENIENCE STORES AND RESTAURANTS AND, AND, UM, SOMETHING THAT WE REALLY TALKED ABOUT WAS MAKING SURE THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, IF WE CREATE AN INCENTIVE AND OUTREACH PROGRAM IT'S ACCESSIBLE TO BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES, IT'S NOT JUST, YOU KNOW, FOR LARGER CORPORATIONS.

AND THAT WE'RE REALLY THINKING ABOUT, UM, THAT EDUCATION AND AWARENESS FOR HVC SERVICE PROVIDERS, THAT'S CULTURALLY COMPETENT AND, UM, THAT AGAIN FOR, FOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.

UM, SO NEXT ONE, AND THEN WE ALSO WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE ADDRESSING, UM, THOSE EMISSIONS THAT MAYBE AREN'T DIRECT TO THE OPERATIONAL CARBON, BUT THAT ARE REALLY IMPORTANT.

SO THE EMBODIED CARBON FOOTPRINT OF BUILDING MATERIALS IS REALLY THINKING ABOUT, UM, YOU KNOW, STEEL AND CONCRETE AND ALL THOSE MATERIALS THAT GO INTO MAKING OF A BUILDING AND ALL OF THE EMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH, UM, MANUFACTURING THAT TRANSPORTING IT OVER.

UM, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, ARE WE THROWING IT AWAY AT IT'S END OF LIFE OR ARE WE REFUSING IT RIGHT.

REALLY THINKING ABOUT IT FROM A LIFECYCLE PERSPECTIVE? SO PART OF THE STRATEGIES HERE ARE TO THINK ABOUT HOW THE CITY CAN LEAD BY EXAMPLE, UM, BY, UM, HAVING, YOU KNOW, BETTER STANDARDS FOR LOW CARBON MATERIALS, UM, HAVING A WAY TO INCENTIVIZE BETTER MATERIALS THROUGH, YOU KNOW, PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE WITH AUSTIN ENERGY GREEN BUILDING.

UM, AND THEN OF COURSE EDUCATING, UM, ANY STAKEHOLDERS ON, ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND NOT JUST THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THEM, BUT ALSO THE HEALTH IMPACT AND REALLY TRYING TO BUILD A HOLISTIC, UM, YOU KNOW, UNDERSTANDING OF, OF BUILDING MATERIALS.

AND THEN OF COURSE WORKING WITH, UM, LOCAL PRODUCERS OF THESE MATERIALS TO, TO DECARBONIZE THEIR PRACTICES.

UM, AND, YOU KNOW, FROM AN EQUITY PERSPECTIVE, UM, WE REALLY WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT

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THIS WAS FOCUSED ON CARBON AND HEALTH AND THAT, YOU KNOW, WE, WE MADE SURE TO, IN OUR COMMUNICATION THAT WE WERE THINKING ABOUT INDOOR AIR QUALITY, AND WE WERE THINKING ABOUT TOXICITY, UM, AND REALLY TRYING TO, UM, YOU KNOW, MAKE SURE THIS WAS A HOLISTIC AND EQUITABLE STRATEGY, UM, THAT FORMED DIVISION OF, OF HEALTHY BUILDINGS IN GENERAL.

UM, NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SO THE NEXT ONE WAS, UM, WE HAD A GROUP THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, FOCUSED ON, ON WATER AND WATER IS ALREADY, UM, LARGELY ADDRESSED THROUGH THE PLAN WATER FORWARD THAT AUSTIN WATER RELEASED.

AND SO WE KEPT THE GOAL THAT THEY HAVE AND, AND ADAPTED IT TO 2030.

UM, BUT BECAUSE THERE WAS SO MUCH OPPORTUNITY TO EVALUATE THINGS FROM AN EQUITY PERSPECTIVE, UM, THERE WERE SOME STRATEGIES CREATED TO ENSURE THAT, YOU KNOW, PARTICIPATION IN WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAMS BECAME MORE EQUITABLE THAT, UM, TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSITIONS LIKE ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE WAS DONE IN A WAY THAT WAS, UM, EQUITABLY COMMUNICATED.

AND, UM, THERE WAS A, UM, A GOOD ENGAGEMENT PROCESS INVOLVED WITH THAT.

AND THEN OF COURSE THINKING ABOUT HOW AUSTIN WATER CAN, UM, YOU KNOW, THINK ABOUT THE, UM, CARBON WATER, UM, NEXUS AND REDUCING OR IMPROVING ITS OPERATIONS EFFICIENCY TO REDUCE EMISSIONS.

UM, AND ALL OF THIS WAS MEANT TO REALLY THINK ABOUT REDUCING COSTS AND ENSURING THAT, UM, THERE'S AN EQUITABLE ENGAGEMENT, UM, TO ENSURE THAT THERE'S, YOU KNOW, CLEAN AND AVAILABLE WATER FOR EVERYBODY IN THE, UM, AND THAT IS IT.

I BELIEVE THE NEXT SLIDE IS, UM, FOR ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES, PLEASE TAKE IT AWAY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

OKAY, PERFECT.

HI EVERYBODY.

I WAS HELPING WITH THE TRANSITIONAL LAND USE ADVISORY GROUP, AND THIS GROUP WAS MADE UP OF A HANDFUL OF, UH, COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF, WHICH INCLUDED CAP METRO COMMUNITY POWER WORKSHOP, CAMPO, PODESTA, MOVABILITY, DELL MED, AND THAT PERSON ALSO REPRESENTED GABA TRAVIS COUNTY AND EIKO.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, TRANSPORTATIONAL MANUALS IS A VERY BROAD TOPIC.

WE WANT TO START REALLY AT THE HIGH LEVEL AND LOOKING AT NON RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS.

SO BY 20, 30, 80% OF ALL NON RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT WILL BE LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY CLOSED CENTERS AND CORRIDORS.

THIS IS REALLY FOCUSED ON THE ABILITY FOR A PERSON TO HAVE ACCESS TO AMENITIES NEARBY.

SO WE WANT ONLY WANT TO FOCUS ON HAVING JOBS CONNECTED TO HEALTH CENTERS, CONNECTED TO HOUSING, CONNECTED TO SCHOOLS AND PARKS AND GREEN SPACE, ET CETERA.

SO LOOKING REALLY AT AMENITIES, WORKING WITH EMPLOYERS, WHO WE MIGHT INCENTIVIZE TO REALLY INVEST IN THOSE THINGS, THOSE AMENITIES ALSO CREATING MOBILITY HUBS AND MANAGING PARKING.

UH, THE EQUITY HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WOULD BE A REDUCTION IN AIR POLLUTION, UH, POSITIVE HEALTH OUTCOMES, AND PROVIDE MORE INCLUSIVE ACCESSIBILITY OF MOBILE OPTIONS, MOBILITY OPTIONS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE SECOND GOAL IS TIED TO HOUSING.

WE BUY 20, 37%.

MY GOOD RIGHT BACK TO WHERE IT SAYS GOAL TOO.

THERE WE GO.

SORRY.

GO AHEAD, MARK.

SO THE NEXT GOAL IS TIED TO HOUSING BY 2030, 70% OF NEW HOUSING UNITS ARE LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY'S FLOAT CENTERS IN CORRIDORS AND OF THOSE 10,000 ARE DEEPLY AFFORDABLE AND WE PRODUCE A THOUSAND DEEPLY AFFORDABLE UNITS SIMILAR TO THE FIRST GOAL HERE.

WE REALLY WANT TO CONNECT HOUSING TO AMENITIES SUCH AS HEALTH CENTERS, HEALTHY FOOD ACCESS, AND OTHER AMENITIES.

AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT CITY AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS ARE FUNDING IT CORRECTLY, THAT WE'RE IDENTIFYING SPACES ON CITY LAND.

WE CAN BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UH, AND THEN IN JUNE ENHANCED COMMUNICATIONS, SO THAT THE COMMUNITY HAS MORE SAY IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND MANAGEMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS.

AND HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS ARE, YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO PUT PEOPLE CLOSER TO THE JOBS WE WANT TO SORT OF RE UM, REDUCE THE IMPACTS OF JEFFREY SKEWED GENTRIFICATION WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF REVERSING THOSE IMPACTS AND PREFER AND PROMOTES AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND DEEPLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN AUSTIN THROUGHOUT AUSTIN.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE THIRD GOAL IS FOCUSED ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

SO BY 2030 PUBLIC TRANSIT WILL MAKE UP 5% OF DISTANCE TRAVELED FOR ALL CHIPS IN AUSTIN.

THIS IS UP FROM 0.3% IN 2018.

AND THE GOAL HERE IS TIED TO A PROJECT CONNECT WITH KEVIN MITCHELL HERE.

WE WANT TO EXPAND AND IMPROVE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, REALLY LOOKING AT WHERE PEOPLE NEED TRANSPORTATION, WHERE THE MOST VULNERABLE POPULATIONS ARE.

AND IF THOSE POPULATIONS ARE OUTSIDE THE SERVICE CENTER OR CAN METRO, WHAT LEVERS THAT WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THOSE, UH, COMMUNITY MEMBERS WITH, UH, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION THAT ALSO MEANS PROVIDING FREE TRANSPORTATION,

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UH, WHERE POSSIBLE, SO THAT IT REDUCES THE BARRIERS TO USING TRANSPORTATION, AND THEN ALSO ENHANCE THE STOPS THEMSELVES.

THEY CAN SHOW THAT WE HAVE BUS STOPS AND BUS SHELTERS WHERE THERE'S INCREASING HEAT, WHERE THOSE, UM, BUS CENTERS ARE ACCESSIBLE AND THAT PEOPLE CAN GET THERE EASILY BY OFFERING FREE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS, OPTIONS.

THIS HELPS SORT OF REDUCE THOSE BARRIERS TO TRANSPORTATION.

AND WE ALSO ARE LOOKING TO WAYS TO REDUCE HOUSEHOLD CAPITATION COSTS AND BURDENS TO PEOPLE.

NEXT ONE, THE FINAL GOAL IS FOCUSED ON PEOPLE, POWER TRANSPORTATION BY PEOPLE POWERED.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT BICYCLISTS PEOPLE, WALKING PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS, POTENTIALLY PARENTS WITH STROLLERS.

THEY SEE ANYBODY WHO'S NOT DRIVING IN A MOTORIZED CARBON VEHICLE.

AND BY 2030 4% OF DISTANCE TRAVEL WILL BE, UH, IN A PEOPLE POWERED TRANSPORTATION MODE.

THIS IS BY PRIORITIZING BICYCLE NETWORKS, TRAIL NETWORKS, SIDEWALKS THROUGHOUT THE CITY WITH A LENS OF EQUITY.

SO THAT WE'RE ENSURING THAT WE'RE INVESTING MONEY WHERE THE MONEY IS MOST NEEDED, BUT ALSO ENHANCED BY SCHOOL EDUCATION, BICYCLE TRAINING.

AND THIS INCLUDES, UH, WORKING WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SO THEY DON'T.

UM, SO THEY UNDERSTAND WHO'S RUNNING A BICYCLE AND HOW TO APPROACH THOSE FOLKS.

AND THEN LASTLY, ENSURING THAT BICYCLES, URBAN TRAILS AND CROSSWALKS ARE SAFE, EASY TO USE, EASY TO UNDERSTAND FOR ALL CITIZENS.

WE DO THIS TO PROVIDE AN INCLUSIVITY AND ASSESSABILITY OF NON-CAR TYPES AND ENSURE THAT WE, OUR OWN FOLKS ARE SAFE AND THEY'RE WALKING BIKING OR USING WHEELCHAIRS, UH, THROUGHOUT AUSTIN.

AND WITH THE NEXT SLIDE, I'M GOING TO PASS IT BACK TO ZACH.

THANKS MARK.

SO THE, SO THE NEXT SECTION, NEXT SLIDE, UH, IS ABOUT TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION.

SO WE WORKED WITH MANY LOCAL LAWSON STAKEHOLDERS HERE.

YOU CAN SEE ON THE SCREEN AND REALLY FOCUSED ON THIS PORTION OF THE PLAN WAS DIRECTED BY CITY COUNCIL TO CREATE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE PLANT.

SO WE REALLY FOCUSED ON HOW DO WE DRAMATICALLY INCREASE THE ADOPTION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES THAT ARE AFFORDABLE AND DONE IN AN EQUITABLE WAY.

EVERYONE SHOULD BE PUSHING THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO WE'VE GOT THREE GOALS.

FIRST GOAL IS BY 2030, AIMING FOR 40% OF TOTAL VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN BEING ELECTRIFIED AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE OWNERSHIP, BEING DIVERSE, CULTURALLY, GEOGRAPHICALLY, AND ECONOMICALLY.

UM, THIS IS ESSENTIAL THAT ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND THE BENEFITS OF THOSE ARE REALLY SHARED BY ALL.

SO OUR STRATEGIES HERE ARE FOCUSED ON, UM, DOING MORE STUDY AROUND COMMUNITY NEEDS, UH, INCENTIVES, POTENTIALLY REDUCE TOLLS, TRYING TO PURSUE THAT, UM, ELECTRIC BIKE CAR SHARE TRANSIT SHARING, UM, AND THEN AIMING TO REALLY SUPPORT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR FLEETS AS THEY ELECTRIFY THEIR FLEETS OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT DECADE.

SO WE REALLY THINK WITH THE FOCUS ON ADOPTING ELECTRIC VEHICLES, THAT, UM, ONE OF THE MAIN BENEFITS CAN BE SAVING OWNERS OF VEHICLES, MONEY, UM, REDUCING AIR POLLUTION AND THOSE IMPACTS, AND THEN PRIORITIZING NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

AND WE CALL THIS TECHNOLOGY CHANGE.

SO IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE 40% OF THE VEHICLES ELECTRIFIED, THERE NEEDS TO BE A LOT OF CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE.

SO BY 2030, WE WANT TO HAVE COMPELLING AN EQUITY BLEED, DISTRIBUTED CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE ACROSS THE CITY.

IT'S A MIX OF ALL TYPES AND ALL PLACES.

UM, SO THIS IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE A NETWORK OF LOW COST ACCESSIBLE CHARGING STATIONS AT WORK AT HOME, UM, AT MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES EVERYWHERE.

UM, UH, MAKING SURE THAT ALL OF THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY IS ADDED AS IT'S ADDED, IS INTERNET CONNECTED AND SMART.

SO WE'RE PREPARED FOR IT TO LAST FOR MANY YEARS AND CAN ABLE, ENABLE ALL OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS AROUND THAT.

UM, THINKING ABOUT ENERGY AND BUILDING CODES AND HOW WE JUST RE WILL END UP REQUIRING, UH, ELECTRIC VEHICLES, RUNNING INFRASTRUCTURE, UH, BE BUILT WITH BUILDINGS INTO THE FUTURE, AND THEN, UH, REALLY FOCUSING ON EXPANDING OUTREACH TO UNDERSERVED GROUPS AND UNDERSTANDING WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE AND HOW, AND HOW THOSE NEEDS.

SO, UM, THE MAIN EQUITY CONSIDERATION WITH THIS IS REALLY ABOUT CULTURALLY COMPETENT OUTREACH, BECAUSE RIGHT NOW ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE SORT OF THIS, UM, YOU KNOW, TESLA SITUATION, WHICH DOESN'T WORK FOR EVERYONE.

UM, AND HOW DO WE BRIDGE THOSE BARRIERS AS NEW LOWER COST VEHICLES COME ONLINE? AND THEN THE OTHER ISSUE IS AROUND DISPLACEMENT.

SO WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AS THIS, UM, TRANSITION HAPPENS, THAT IT DOES NOT EXASPERATE AND DISPLACEMENT BECAUSE ELECTRICITY IS AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE.

SHOULDN'T, SHOULDN'T, IT SHOULDN'T CAUSE MORE OF THAT.

EXCELLENT.

SO THE LAST IS AROUND, UH, WORKING

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REGIONALLY.

UM, WE REALIZED WITH TRANSPORTATION AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN CARS THAT EVEN IF WE BUILD OUT MASSIVE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE, THERE'S STILL GONNA BE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE AUSTIN NSA, UM, USING CARS.

SO, UM, HOW DO WE CONNECT WITH OUR SURROUNDING COUNTIES OR A SURRENDERED CITIES, UM, TO SUPPORT THEIR EFFORTS, TO HELP THEIR RESIDENTS ELECTRIFY THEIR TRANSPORTATION BECAUSE, UM, THE PEOPLE HAVE THE LONGEST COMMUTES AND THE MOST EXPENSIVE COMMUNITY OR THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE THE FURTHEST OUT.

SO, UM, AND LISTEN TO THOSE PEOPLE DON'T LIVE IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

SO HOW DO WE CONNECT THE DOTS TO REALLY SUPPORT THIS REGIONAL ADOPTION? UM, AND THEN BEYOND JUST ADOPTION OF VEHICLES, REALLY FOCUS ON THIS LIKE ECONOMIC CLUSTER ASSOCIATED WITH GREEN JOBS AND REALLY LIKE THE SHARING THE BENEFITS FOR ALL OF THEM.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO NEXT IS, UM, JEN KRIEGER WAS TALKING ABOUT FOOD AND PRODUCTS AND SOMETHING.

UM, HI EVERYONE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YEP.

WE CAN HEAR YOU NOW.

THANK YOU.

HI THERE, I'M JEN KRIEGER AND I HELPED COORDINATE THE CONSUMPTION ADVISORY GROUP.

UM, HISTORICALLY OUR FOCUS HERE IN AUSTIN AND THAT OF MOST LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAS BEEN ON HOW TO KEEP WASTE OUT OF BILLION FELT AFTER CONSUMPTION THAT'S OCCURRED.

UM, THAT'S STARTING TO CHANGE.

AND WITH THIS UPDATED PLAN, WE'RE CONTINUING TO SHIFT THE FOCUS UPSTREAM THROUGHOUT THE FULL FOOD AND PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE TO REDUCE THE CLIMATE AND EQUITY IMPACTS OF THE FOOD AND OTHER PRODUCTS THAT WE CONSUME LOCALLY, REGARDLESS OF WHERE THOSE IMPACTS ARE FELT GLOBALLY.

AND THROUGHOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN YOU SEE ON THIS SLIDE, UM, WE HAVE AN AMAZING GROUP OF ABOUT 25 COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND CITY STAFF REPRESENTING THE ORGANIZATION SHOWN HERE.

UM, AND THEY'RE THE ONES THAT HELPED TO CRAFT THE GOALS AND STRATEGIES THAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE, UH, FROM YOUR COMMITTEE HERE IN MAGGOT AND KIBO, WE'RE ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY GROUP AND CYO PROVIDED SOME EMISSIONS ANALYSIS THAT INFORMED OUR APPROACH.

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THE FIRST GOAL, AND THIS AREA IS RELATED TO REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND IMPROVING EQUITABLE OUTCOMES AS THEY RELATE TO THE FOOD SYSTEM, POST PRODUCTION, MEANING AFTER THE FOOD HAS BEEN GROWN AND HARVESTED.

AND YOU'LL HEAR FROM CAITLIN IN A MOMENT AND THE NATURAL SYSTEMS THAT SHE WORKED WITH, THEY FOCUSED ON THE FOOD PRODUCTION PIECE OF THE FOOD SYSTEM.

SO THIS CONSUMPTION GROUP FOCUSED ITS RECOMMENDATIONS ON IMPROVING ACCESS AND AGENCY TO CHOOSE AFFORDABLE AND CULTURALLY RELEVANT PRO CLIMATE PROHEALTH FOODS.

NOW THE INTENT IS REALLY TO ENCOURAGE IN A CULTURALLY RELEVANT AND ACCESSIBLE WAY, EATING MORE FRUITS, VEGETABLES, AND WHOLE GRAINS AND LESS MEAT AND DAIRY SO THAT WE SIMULTANEOUSLY REDUCE THE RISK OF CHRONIC DISEASES.

WE'LL ALSO PROTECTING AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE.

SO THE GROUP IDENTIFIED FOUR KEY STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVING A PRO CLIMATE, UH, PROHEALTH FOOD SYSTEM BY 2030.

UM, THE FIRST TWO STRATEGIES, UH, REALLY FOCUS ON INCREASING AVAILABILITY OF, AND ACCESS TO THOSE PRO CLIMATE PROHEALTH FOOD OPTIONS AT AN INSTITUTIONAL SCALE.

SO THINGS LIKE CORPORATE AND HOSPITAL CAFETERIAS, AND THEN THE SECOND STRATEGY WAS FOCUSING REALLY AT A COMMUNITY CENTRIC RETAIL LEVEL, FOR EXAMPLE, BY OFFERING INCENTIVES TO LOCAL FOOD ESTABLISHMENT, UM, THAT INCREASED THE AMOUNT OF PLANT BASED MENU ITEMS, OR A FOR EXAMPLE, SUBSIDIZING A CSA MODEL FOR LOCAL VIRGINIA FOOD PRODUCERS WHO SPECIFICALLY EMPLOY LOW INCOME PEOPLE AND PEOPLE OF COLOR.

UM, THE THIRD STRATEGY RELATES TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND EMPOWERMENT TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS OF THESE PRO CLIMATE PROHEALTH FOODS AND TO MAKE THEM MORE AFFORDABLE.

AND THEN THE LAST STRATEGY, THE FOURTH STRATEGY REALLY STRIVES TO ADDRESS THE ROOT CAUSES OF FOOD WASTE AND IMPLEMENT CHANGES INFORMED BY ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS SO THAT WE CAN INCREASE PARTICIPATION AND FOOD REDUCTION, PRACTICE FOOD WASTE PRODUCTION PRACTICES BY AT LEAST 50%.

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UM, THE OTHER TWO CONSUMPTION STRATEGIES RELATE TO NON-FOOD PRODUCT CONSUMPTION AND THEY'RE DISTINGUISHED BY SCALE.

SO WE SPLIT IT UP BETWEEN HELPFUL VERSUS KIND OF COMMERCIAL OR INSTITUTIONAL PURCHASING AND CONSUMPTION.

SO THE GOAL ON THE, UM, SCREEN NOW IT SEEKS TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM INSTITUTIONAL COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENTAL PURCHASING.

IN OTHER WORDS, ALL NON RESIDENTIAL PURCHASING AND CONSUMPTION BY AT LEAST 50% BY 2030.

UM, WE DO NOT YET HAVE A FULLY ACCURATE, RELIABLE SET OF TOOLS FOR MEASURING THE LIFE CYCLE EMISSIONS IMPACTS OF THE PRODUCTS THAT WE CONSUME.

SO THE FIRST STRATEGY UNDER THIS GOAL IS TO DEVELOP A METHODOLOGY AND

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TOOLS TO MEASURE OUR BASELINE EMISSIONS AND TRACK OUR EMISSIONS REDUCTION PROGRESS TOWARDS OUR 2030 GOALS.

THE SECOND STRATEGY FOCUSES ON STRENGTHENING THE CITY'S EXISTING, SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING PROGRAM TO MAKE IT A MODEL THAT OTHERS LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY CAN EMULATE.

THIS IS REALLY THE LEAD BY EXAMPLE APPROACH TO USE THE CITY'S PURCHASING POWER, TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS AND SHIFT THE MARKET AND HOPEFULLY LOWER PRICES FOR LOWER CARBON, MORE EQUITABLE PRODUCTS.

THE THIRD STRATEGY IS TO SIMILARLY INFLUENCE PURCHASING STANDARDS AND PRACTICES FOR NON-CITY ENTITIES SPECIFICALLY BY RECRUITING AT LEAST 50% OF ALL LOCAL, LARGE INSTITUTIONAL PURCHASERS, MEANING THOSE WITH 2,500 OR MORE EMPLOYEES AND AT LEAST 2,500 LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS IN TOTAL, SO THAT THEY COLLABORATIVELY ADOPT OR MODIFY A SET OF SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING STANDARDS OR GUIDELINES.

UM, AND AN EXAMPLE OF THIS IS THERE'S A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION CALLED THE SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING LEADERSHIP COUNCIL, UM, THAT PROVIDES REALLY HANDS ON GUIDANCE, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, PEER NETWORKING, AND THAT THIS COULD BE AN OPTION FOR FOLKS TO JOIN INTO THIS STRATEGY.

ALSO PRIORITIZES THE PARTICIPATION OF HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZED BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT EMPLOY AND ARE LED BY PEOPLE OF COLOR.

THE LAST STRATEGY HERE WILL EXPAND THE CITY'S EXISTING CIRCULAR PROGRAM WITH A DUAL FOCUS ON CITY AND NON CITY OPERATIONS.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, REDUCING BARRIERS TO INTERNAL CITY DEPARTMENT, REUSE OF PRODUCTS AND FACILITATING SHARING AMONG DEPARTMENTS, AND THEN FROM AN OUTWARD FACING PERSPECTIVE, MAKING AVAILABLE CITY OWNED SPACE AND OR LEVERAGING PARTNERSHIPS TO CREATE RENT, SUBSIDIZED INCUBATION SPACES AND PROVIDE TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT EMPLOY A CIRCULAR BUSINESS MODEL.

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SO THE LAST STRATEGY AND THE SECTION, UM, OR THE LAST GOAL IN THIS SECTION FOCUSES ON HOUSEHOLD LEVEL PURCHASING AND CONSUMPTION.

THIS GOAL SUPPORTS A PARALLEL ZERO WASTE PLAN UPDATE PROCESS WHERE THEY'RE CURRENTLY REFRESHING THE CITY'S ZERO WASTE STRATEGY.

AND AS PART OF THAT, THEY'RE ESTABLISHING A NEW PER CAPITA DISPOSAL RATE GOAL.

THIS GROUP REALLY WANTED TO ADOPT THAT PER CAPITA DISPOSAL GRATEFUL AS THE, THE OVERARCHING 2030 GOAL FOR HEALTHFUL LEVEL PURCHASING.

SO, UM, I JUST WANT TO NOTE THAT FOLKS THAT HAVE BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THE CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN WILL HAVE A SAY IN THE NEW PER CAPITA DISPOSAL RATE GOAL, THAT'S BEING ADDED THROUGH THE ZERO WASTE PLAN, AND IT WILL BE AMENDED TO THE CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN NO LATER THAN JUNE THE NEXT YEAR.

AND ALSO SPECIFICALLY FOR THE JSC, UM, AUSTIN RESOURCE RECOVERY HAS COMMITTED TO BRING THE DRAFT ZERO WASTE PLAN, INCLUDING THE PER CAPITA WASTE REDUCTION GOALS TO YOU GUYS FOR, FOR CONSIDERATION.

UM, I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THIS IS NOT A PERFECT GOAL FOR MEASURING THE CLIMATE AND EQUITY IMPACTS OF HOUSEHOLD LEVEL PRODUCT CONSUMPTION, BUT SIMILAR TO THE INSTITUTIONAL GOAL, WE DON'T YET HAVE GREAT DATA OR TOOLS FOR MEASURING THOSE IMPACTS.

SO WE'RE USING THE PER CAPITA DISPOSAL RATE AS A PROXY FOR CONSUMPTION RATE.

THE HOPE IS THAT AS THE DISPOSAL RATE GOES DOWN, SO TO DOES CONSUMPTION AND IT'S HARMFUL BYPRODUCTS.

SO THE FIVE STRATEGIES HERE, UM, REALLY FOCUS ON SHARING AND REUSE, FOR EXAMPLE, THROUGH THE FIRST STRATEGIES, UM, FOCUS ON NEW AND ENHANCED CONSUMER AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS.

THE SECOND STRATEGY IS CREATION OF ECO HUBS TO PROVIDE EQUITABLY DISTRIBUTED IN PERSON, NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS FOR BORROWING, REUSE, AND REPAIR.

AND AT THIS STRATEGY IS PUSHED TO REVIEW AND RETOOL.

THE CITY, BOTH PICK UP PROGRAM.

THE THIRD STRATEGY BUILDS UPON KIND OF EQUITABLE GREEN'S JOB GRANT AND THE AUSTIN CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS TO OFFER A WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY THAT ALSO PRIORITIZES THE NEEDS AND STRENGTHS OF LOW INCOME COMMUNITY YOUTH IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

AND FINALLY, THE FOREST STRATEGY OFFERS INCENTIVES SUCH AS POINT OF SALE REBATE TO ENCOURAGE CONSUMERS, TO CHOOSE PRODUCTS, PREPARE SERVICES AND RENTALS THAT HAVE A LOWER, UM, NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACTS.

ALRIGHT, CAITLIN, NEXT SLIDE.

GREAT.

TELL US ABOUT NATURAL SYSTEMS. THIS IS THE LAST SECTION.

I WAS ONE OF THE STAFF CO-LEADS ALONG WITH SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES FROM WATERSHED PROTECTION.

SO NATURAL SYSTEMS ARE A NEW ADDITION TO THE PLAN AND THEY ARE UNIQUE IN THAT THEY CREATE NEGATIVE EMISSIONS AND PROVIDE A VARIETY OF OTHER MULTI BENEFITS FOR COMMUNITIES BEYOND CARBON SEQUESTRATION, SUCH AS REDUCING HEAT ISLAND, IMPROVING AIR QUALITY AND IMPROVING HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOME.

WE PREDICT THAT ABOUT 5% OF THE CITY'S CURRENT CARBON EMISSIONS COULD BE SEQUESTERED VIA NATURAL SYSTEMS. IF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS ARE IMPLEMENTED, HOWEVER NATURAL SYSTEMS CAN RELEASE MORE CARBON THAN THEY TAKE IN WHEN THEY'RE DISTURBED.

SO ACTUALLY BECOMING A NET CARBON SOURCE

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RATHER THAN A CARBON SINK.

SO FROM THE BEGINNING, OUR GROUP REALLY FOCUSED ON THE FIVE PRINCIPLES THAT YOU SEE HERE AIMED AT PROMOTING HEALTH AND RESILIENCE OF NATURAL SYSTEMS. SO PROTECTING EXISTING LANDS, RESTORING UNHEALTHY LANDS, ENHANCING SOIL HEALTH, ENSURING WATER AVAILABILITY AND CREATING COMMUNITY CAPACITY.

OKAY, FUN GOAL ONE UNDER NATURAL SYSTEMS FOCUSES ON HOW WE PROTECT AND MANAGE NASTY NATURAL LANDS, BOTH PUBLICLY AND PRIVATELY OWNED, ESPECIALLY RELATED TO RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE IMPACTS, SUCH AS HEAT, DROUGHT, FLOOD AND WILDFIRE EXISTING PRESERVE NATURAL LANDS ARE SKEWED REALLY DRAMATICALLY TOWARDS THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE CITY.

AND THERE WERE SOME LEGITIMATE ECOLOGICAL REASONS BEHIND THAT, BUT HAS ALSO REALLY LED TO INEQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF NATURAL LANDS IN AUSTIN.

SO WE FOCUS ON ENSURING THAT ALL RESIDENTS ACROSS THE CITY HAVE ACCESS TO FEEL WELCOMED IN AND THEREFORE CAN REAP THE BENEFITS AND COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITY AND HEALTH OF NATURAL SPACES.

NEXT SLIDE GOAL TWO IS RELATED TO THE WORKING LANDS OR FARMLANDS, AS JEN SAID, THE CONSUMPTION GROUP REALLY FOCUSED ON THE CONSUMER END, WHERE WE FOCUSED ON THE PRODUCER END.

SO WHEN MANAGED THROUGH SUSTAINABLE OR REGENERATIVE FARMING WORKING LANDS, REALLY SHOW SOME OF THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR CREATING ADDITIONAL CARBON SEQUESTRATION.

HOWEVER, PRIME FARMLAND IS OFTEN ALSO PRIME LAND FOR DEVELOPMENT AS WE ARE SEEING IN AUSTIN RIGHT NOW.

SO THE GOAL IS REALLY FOCUSED ON PROTECTING PRIME OR UNIQUE FARMLAND, INCENTIVIZING, SUSTAINABLE FARMING PRACTICES AND PROVIDING DIRECT SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL SCALE LOCAL FARMERS AND FARMERS OF COLOR.

MANY OF OUR AG LANDS ARE LOCATED IN AND AROUND LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

SO WE HOPE THAT THE SUSTAINABLE AND REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES WILL HELP TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH, ECONOMIC AND OTHER OUTCOMES FOR THOSE COMMUNITIES.

NEXT SLIDE GOAL THREE FOCUSES ON URBAN TREES AND TREE CANOPY COVER, WHICH CAPTURE CARBON FROM THE ATMOSPHERE AS WELL AS PROVIDE MANY, MANY OTHER BENEFITS.

UM, I'M SURE THIS GROUP IS WELL AWARE OF THE BENEFITS OF TREES AT THIS POINT.

SO HOWEVER TREES REALLY FACE A LOT OF THREATS OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

SO THIS GOAL LOOKS AT PROTECTING OUR EXISTING TREES, IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE PLANTINGS AND PROVIDING FOR THE LONGTERM HEALTH AND RESILIENCE OF OUR URBAN FOREST.

LIKE NATURAL LANDS.

OUR TREE CANOPY COVER IS SKEWED HEAVILY TOWARDS THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE CITY.

AGAIN, THERE CAN BE SOME RETRIBUTION TO ECO REGIONS WITH HISTORICALLY NATURAL TREE COVER, UM, BEING MORE ON THE WEST SIDE, BUT IT'S THIS GROUP REALLY DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO FOCUS ON MORE EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF CANOPY COVER AND THEREFORE BRINGING BENEFITS OF TREES TO COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES IN THE EASTERN CROSSFIT.

NEXT SLIDE, OUR FINAL