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SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2020,

[Call to Order]

UH, CITY COUNCIL IS CONVENIENT HERE BY VIDEO CONFERENCE.

IT IS 10 OH THREE.

UM, WE HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT, UM, UH, WITH US, UH, COUNCIL OF ICY COUNCIL MEMBER, ALISON ALTER AND KITCHEN MAYOR PRO TEM, MR. FLAT AGAIN, THAT'S WHAT OUR TOVO THAT'S OUR POOR.

UM, I KNOW THAT, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON IS WITH US, BUT MAYBE WITH US JUST BY A BOYCE, UM, MUCH OF, UH, TODAY I SEE POS SPACE, BUT NOT PO AND I DON'T SEE A GREG YET.

THERE'S PO OKAY.

COLLEAGUES, YOU DIDN'T MENTION ME, BUT I'M HERE TO KATHY.

I DIDN'T MENTION YOU.

OH, YOU DID.

I MISSED IT.

SORRY.

THAT'S OKAY.

JUST BEFORE I MENTIONED, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL, UM,

[Consent Agenda (Part 1 of 2)]

CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS, UH, FOR TODAY'S MEETING ITEM, NUMBER ONE, UH, WE'RE APPROVING THE MINUTES OF THE, UH, UH, CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION OF AUGUST 5TH, THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING ON THE SEVENTH, UH, THE WORK SESSION ON THE 25TH AND THE REGULAR MEETING ON THE 27TH.

THERE WAS ANOTHER ITEM IN THERE THAT WE'RE NOT APPROVING.

ITEM NUMBER 16 IS WITHDRAWN ITEM NUMBER 1333, A VALID PETITION HAS BEEN, UH, FILED IN OPPOSITION TO THE ZONING REQUEST.

I REMEMBER 35 AS IN DISTRICT FIVE, ITEM NUMBER 39 POSTPONE TILL OCTOBER 15, ITEM 40 IS WITHDRAWN.

WE HAVE THREE ITEMS THAT ARE GOING TO BE PULLED THE BIG POLL, JUST SO THAT I CAN FILL IN NUMBERS IN THE BLANK.

AND SO THAT IT'S CLEAR THAT WE'RE NOT MAKING DECISIONS IN EXECUTIVE SESSIONS.

I'M GOING TO PULL THOSE ITEMS AND CALL THEM UP FOR A DISCUSSION.

AND I WILL READ IN THE NUMBERS AT THAT POINT.

UM, THOSE ARE THE ONLY POLL ITEMS WE HAVE LAID BACK UP IN NUMBERS, FIVE, SIX, 11, 19 2132 34 35, 36, 37, 38, 40 43.

AND, UH, IN AND IN 46 WE HAVE, UH, SOME SPEAKERS THAT ARE SIGNED UP BOTH THIS MORNING.

UH, AND, UM, THIS AFTERNOON ON ZONING, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ALL THE SPEAKERS IN THE MORNING.

AGAIN, FIRST, WE'RE GOING TO GIVE ALL THE SPEAKERS, UH, THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK.

WE GET THE ZONING, IT LOOKS LIKE WE CAN GIVE SPEAKERS THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK AGAIN.

UM, COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO, UH, WE WILL HAVE CITIZENS COMMUNICATION NEXT MEETING, NOT THIS MEETING.

UH, THEY'RE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THE ZONING SPEAKERS AT THE ZONING CASES HAVE NOT FIGURED THAT OUT YET.

SO PEOPLE WILL SPEAK TO ZONING, UH, ALL AT THE SAME TIME, BUT THE APPLICANT REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE ABLE TO SPEAK AND BE AVAILABLE WITH US WHEN THOSE ITEMS ARE CALLED UP.

UM, THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR TODAY IS ITEMS ONE THROUGH 25 AND ITEMS 37 THROUGH 44.

AGAIN, BEING PULLED ARE 22, 23 AND 24.

AGAIN, CONSENT IS ONE THROUGH 25 AND 37 THROUGH 44 FOR THE RECORD.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, HARPER MADISON WILL BE ABSTAINING ON ITEMS SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE AND 15 SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, AND 15 COLLEAGUES.

WE HAVE SOME SPEAKERS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS MORNINGS, UH, NON, UH, ZONING, UH, AGENDA.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY, UM, THING TO SAY BEFORE WE GO TO SPEAKERS, COUNCIL MEMBER TOVA MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

THANKS FOR THAT.

GOOD NEWS ABOUT CITIZENS COMMUNICATIONS, THANKS TO OUR CLERK'S OFFICE, OUR CTM FOR WORKING TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

THAT'S GREAT TO BE ABLE TO OFFER THAT ELEMENT OF OUR MEETINGS

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AGAIN.

UM, I NEED TO PULL 13 AND 14 FOR SOME QUICK QUESTIONS.

UM, AND I HAVE A WASH CHIN ABOUT SIX TWO THAT I THINK IS FAST.

SO I GUESS I NEED TO PULL THAT ONE AS WELL.

OKAY.

OKAY.

BEING PULLED SIX, 13 AND 14, IN ADDITION TO 22, 23 AND 24, A MAYOR PRO TEM, CAN YOU SHOW ME ABSTAIN FROM ITEM SEVEN, PLEASE? YES.

RECORDS WILL SHOW THAT THAT'S OUR POOL.

YEAH.

I WANTED TO, UM, JUST MAKE A COMMENT ON AN ITEM THAT WE DISCUSSED IN WORK SESSION ON TUESDAY.

CAN I DO THAT NOW? OR SHOULD I DO THAT BIG IS FINE.

WOULD YOU THAT FOR NOW LET'S GET THE SPEAKERS SPOKEN AND THEN WE'LL COME BACK FOR, THAT'D BE GREAT.

ARE WE READY FOR SPEAKERS? YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER LS.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE SHOWN AS ABSTAINING I'M ON SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE AND SIX.

OKAY.

RIGHT.

STAFF.

[Public Comment (Part 1 of 2)]

WOULD YOU GO AHEAD AND CALL THE SPEAKERS THIS MORNING? SURE.

SO ARE THE SPEAKERS IN QUEUE THAT HAS TO PRESS ZERO? PLEASE DO.

SO NOW THE FIRST SPEAKER IS WENDY GONZALEZ.

SO, UM, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR COVID RESPONSE.

UM, I THINK YOU'VE DONE A GREAT JOB THERE.

I JUST HAVE A FEW OTHER, UM, ISSUES I'D LIKE TO ADDRESS.

UM, I LIVE IN DELHI AS DISTRICT AND TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY, BUT I DIDN'T GET THE PRESIDENT.

I WAS HOPING FOR, UM, LAST NIGHT I WAS ACTUALLY WOKEN UP BY GUNSHOTS, A FEW HOUSES DOWN.

UM, SO I'M JUST REQUESTING THAT YOU GUYS PLEASE BOOST POLICE MORALE AND OPEN UP THE ACADEMIES FOR MORE RECRUITS AND MORE POLICE OFFICERS.

I KNOW WE HAVE SOME, UM, BAD SEEDS, BUT NOT ALL OF THEM ARE BAD.

SO I JUST HOPE THAT YOU GUYS DO FOCUS ON THE GOOD ONES, UM, AND HELP GET THEM WHERE THEY NEED TO BE IN ORDER TO BETTER POLICE OUR COMMUNITY.

UM, AND I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND I ALSO REQUEST THAT YOU GUYS PLEASE HELP WITH THE OPEN CAMPING SITUATION.

IT'S REALLY, REALLY BAD HERE.

UM, AND I THINK SLEEPING UNDER BRIDGES AND, UH, CREEKS IS JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE AND YOU NEED TO GET THESE PEOPLE TO REHAB OR OUT OF HARM'S WAY OR AWAY FROM HARMING OTHERS IN A WAY FROM LIKE DRUG HABITS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO I JUST REALLY WOULD LIKE IT IF WE COULD HELP GET THOSE AREAS CLEANED UP, MAKE OUR CITY SAFE AGAIN.

UM, AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU GUYS, UM, LISTENING TO WHAT I HAVE TO SAY.

UM, AND THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR HARD WORK.

THANK YOU.

I NEED A PATALA.

HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU.

UM, MY NAME IS ANA PATELLA.

I'M A NATIVE AUSTINITE AND I'M IN DISTRICT FIVE.

I SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON ITEM FIVE BECAUSE THERE ARE ISSUES WITH THE MAPS NOT BEING SPECIFIC ABOUT EXACTLY WHAT LAND IS BEING TAKEN AS RIGHT OF WAYS.

A REPRESENTATIVE WITH THE CITY OF BOSTON REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT TOLD ME THAT THEY ARE NOT PURCHASING ENTIRE PROPERTIES, BUT ONLY SLIVERS OF PROPERTY CONSISTING OF FIVE TO 10 FEET WIDE WEIGHS ITEM FIVE DOES NOT STATE THIS INFORMATION.

I WAS TOLD THEY WERE SEEKING APPROVAL FOR OVER 2000 YELLOW PARTIAL ACQUISITION PROPERTIES.

IN ADDITION TO THE OVER 150 ACQUISITION GREEN.

SO THEY COULD HAVE FLEXIBILITY TO CHANGE THE PLANS AND WOULDN'T HAVE TO GO KEEP GOING BACK TO THE COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL.

EACH TIME.

THIS FLEXIBILITY MAKES ME NERVOUS.

THEY SHOULD HAVE TO BE VERY SPECIFIC REGARDING THE EXACT PROPERTIES AND PROVIDE ACCURATE MAPPING INDICATING THE EXACT SLIVERS OF PROPERTY THEY INTEND TO OBTAIN.

I DON'T FIVE CASTS WIDEN THAT AND THE MAPS LIST ENTIRE PROPERTIES FOR POTENTIAL ACQUISITION IN CASE THEY NEED TO BE INCLUDED.

IF THEY ONLY WANT TO TAKE A SLIVER OF LAND, THEN WHY DIDN'T THEIR MAPS REFLECT THAT I KNOW THE MAP, THEIR PLANS HAVE BEEN DRAWN AND THE CONSTRUCTION PLANNERS KNOW WHERE THE SIDEWALKS BIKE LANES AND CROSSES WILL GO.

WE SHOULD NOT BE OKAY WITH VAGUE NONSPECIFIC APPROVALS FOR FLEXIBILITY.

WITH THE TRUST ME ATTITUDE, WHERE IS THE TRANSPARENCY? THIS IS NOTHING BUT A BLANKET CARTE BLANCHE APPROVAL REQUESTS.

THE INFORMATION IS TOO VAGUE AND GIVES TOO MUCH LEEWAY ON TOO MANY PROPERTIES.

IF CERTAIN PROPERTIES WERE NOT CURRENTLY PART OF THE PLAN CONSTRUCTION, THEN WHY WERE THESE LISTED? THE DETAILS SHOULD BE IN WRITING TRANSPARENCY AND DETAILS

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MATTER.

ARE THEY ACQUIRING FIVE FEET, 10 FEET TAKING 10 FEET FROM SOME BUSINESSES WOULD COMPLETELY ELIMINATE THEIR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PARKING TO THEIR PATRONS.

HOW MUCH OF THE SAXON PUBS IN SOUTH AUSTIN MUSIC'S PARKING LOT WILL BE IN THEIR SLIPPER? WHAT ABOUT THE BROKEN SPOKE? WELL MARTY'S BOOSTER PATIO SEATING WITH A HUGE HERITAGE OAK TREES BY MATT OR THE BROKEN SPOKE TO BE AT RISK.

I WAS TOLD THESE PROPERTIES WERE NOT IN THE DESIGN TO BE INCLUDED.

WHERE DOES THIS EXPLICITLY STATE THAT INFORMATION? I LIKE SIDEWALK AND SUPPORT BIKE LANES.

I'M NOT COMFORTABLE WITH OUR CITY LEADERSHIP FOR PROVING A NONSPECIFIC CARTE BLANCHE AGENDA ITEMS, SIMPLY FOR FLEXIBILITY, WITHOUT VERY SPECIFIC MAP OF WHAT PROPERTY IS INCLUDED IN THIS LIVERS TO BE CLAIMED AS RIGHT AWAY.

I BELIEVE IF A PLAN CHANGES AND THE NEW ITEM NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC INPUT, THERE SHOULD NOT BE ABROAD UNSPECIFIC BLANKET INCLUSION AHEAD OF THE TIME, THE CITIZENS OF AUSTIN SHOULD BE PROVIDED CLEAR DETAILED MAPS AND GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE INPUT ON THESE ACTIONS.

GETTING GLIDE PERMISSION IS A LIT TO A LIST OF ENTIRE PROPERTY.

SIMPLY FOR FLEXIBILITY CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT OUR AT RISK BUSINESSES AND HOMEOWNERS.

THIS ITEM SHOULD NOT BE PASSED WITHOUT MAJOR REVISIONS.

THANK YOU FOR THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THAT'S WHERE HER KITCHEN.

I JUST WANT TO GIVE A HEADS UP TO OUR STAFF.

I WILL, I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS ITEM.

SO I WAS GOING TO ASK IT ON CONSENT, BUT MAYBE I SHOULD PULL IT REAL QUICKLY.

UM, I KNOW THAT THE, UH, THE, THAT IS BEING REQUESTED BY THE SPEAKER IS AVAILABLE AND I WANT TO HAVE THE STAFF SPEAK TO THAT.

SO, UM, I'M JUST GIVING A HEADS UP TO THE STAFF.

SO I'LL BE ASKING THAT AT THE RIGHT TIME.

OKAY.

YEAH.

MAYOR, I NEGLECTED TO PULL IT AS I HAVE A QUESTION TOO.

SO MAYBE WE DO JUST NEED TO PULL THAT ONE.

OKAY.

WE'LL PULL ITEM 34.

NEXT, NEXT ITEM.

I THINK IT WAS ITEM FIVE.

SORRY.

RIGHT, RIGHT.

SORRY.

THANK YOU.

ITEM FIVE.

SPEAKER ELIZABETH CAREY.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS LOUISA BEST CAREY.

I LIVE IN DISTRICT NINE.

AND IF ANY INSPIRATION FOR AGENDA ITEM 27, EVERYONE HAS BROUGHT UP GREAT QUESTIONS AND POINTS THROUGHOUT THIS CODE AMENDMENT PROCESS.

AND I HOPE EVERYONE HAS HAD TIME TO REVIEW THE INFORMATION THAT CITY STAFF, CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON AND BRENT LLOYD PRESENTED LAST MONTH.

YES, TO RECAP LAND STATUS IS THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE CITY ACKNOWLEDGES CERTAIN OLDER TRACKS OF LANDS THAT WERE DEFINED BY DEED TO ALLOW DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE PLANNING PROCESS.

THE CODE PROVISION AT ISSUE IS ONE THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN INTERPRETED AS LITERAL COMPLIANCE WITH THE CODE, NOT COMPLIANCE WITH THE VARIANT BECAUSE THAT INTERPRETATION HAS BEEN USED FOR SO LONG.

IT IS PREFERRED TO CHANGE IT WITH THIS AMENDMENT, ADDRESSING THE TOP CONCERNS.

FIRST STREET FRONTAGE IS THIS DOESN'T MAKE ANY CHANGES TO THE BASELINE FRONTAGE REQUIREMENTS IN THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE.

AND THERE ARE NO IMPACTS ON FORMING NEW LOTS.

THIS IS SPECIFIC TO UNSIGHTED TRACKS FROM PRIOR TO 1995, THAT ALREADY HAD CITY UTILITIES.

THIS GIVES A LITTLE MORE FLEXIBILITY FOR TRACKS OF LANDS THAT OTHERWISE QUALIFY FOR LAND STATUS, BUT BECAUSE THEY DON'T LITERALLY MEET FRONTAGE, THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT VARIOUS VARIANCE PROCESS WILL PROVIDE SOME LEVEL OF REVIEW AS WELL AS PUBLIC INPUT TO HELP ACKNOWLEDGE THESE OLDER TRACKS.

SECOND, THE COURT RULING, THIS IS NOT A ZONING REGULATION.

IT'S NOT BEING PRESENTED IN CONTEXT OF A CODE REWRITE.

THAT INCLUDES ZONING REGULATION.

IT IS A NARROW TEXT AMENDMENT.

THE NON ZONING PROVISIONS OF THE CODE STATE LAW GIVES CITIES THE ABILITY TO ADOPT PLANNING EXCEPTIONS.

I HOPE THAT ALL OF YOUR CONCERNS HAVE BEEN OR WILL BE ADDRESSED DURING YOUR DISCUSSION LATER TODAY, AND THAT YOU CAN CONFIDENTLY VOTE IN SUPPORT OF ITEM 27.

THANKS BETH MUFFET.

HI, MY NAME IS BETH MOFFITT AND I WANTED TO BE AN ITEM SEVEN, EIGHT AND NINE.

I'M PART OF PAGE ELLIS'S DISTRICT AND PAGE.

I AM DISAPPOINTED IN YOUR CHOICE TO ABSTAIN.

THIS DOES NOT ABSOLVE YOU PAGE.

IT MAKES COMPLETE IT.

CHOOSING SILENCE IS CHOOSING THE SIDE OF THE OPPRESSOR AND THE PEOPLE IN YOUR DISTRICT ARE WATCHING.

WHEN I WENT DOWN TO FEED HOMELESS PEOPLE AND GIVE

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THEM WATER IN FRONT OF THE POLICE STATION.

AS I RESPECTFULLY WATCHED FROM YARDS AWAY, AS POLICE ARRESTED A HOMELESS MAN FOR PLAYING HIS MUSIC TOO LOUD, THEN 15 OFFICERS TURNED TOWARDS ME AS THEY WALKED PAST ME.

I STOOD ON THE SIDEWALK, EIGHT OF THEM IN BODY ARMOR CHOSE TO NOT GO AROUND ME, BUT PURPOSEFULLY HIT ME ON THE SHOULDER.

AND THAT'S WHY I'M HERE TO TALK.

LAST YEAR.

LAST WEEK, YOU HANDED OUT 1.7 MILLION IN POLICE GRANTS.

NO ONE WAS WATCHING, BUT WE ARE.

YOU THOUGHT THAT WE WEREN'T, BUT WE ARE.

AND WE'RE GETTING BEAT UP BY THE POLICE DAILY.

CLEARLY THE COMMUNITY IS AGAINST MORE POLICING.

STOP GIVING APD MONEY, REJECT THE BODY ARMOR GRANT REJECT THE DRONE AND AERIAL SURVEILLANCE GRANT.

THERE ARE NO MORE NEW THINGS THE POLICE NEED UNTIL THEY CAN PROVE THAT THEY CAN DO THEIR JOB WITHOUT KILLING PEOPLE WITH THROUGH RACIST POLICIES AND POLICING.

THE COMMUNITY IS WATCHING YOU IN THE COMMUNITY IS WATCHING ALL OF THEM.

HOW ALL OF YOU VOTE WHEN YOU VOTE, WHEN YOU DON'T VOTE.

AND ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU DON'T STAND FOR THE VULNERABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY, YOUR VOICES ARE MADE LOUD AND YOUR COMMUNITY HEARS YOU DISAPPOINTED IN PAGES DECISION TO ABSTAIN.

AND THAT IS NOT WHY I VOTED YOU TO GET THINGS DONE.

AND THIS TYPE OF GOVERNING WHERE YOU ARE PLACATING PEOPLE AND THEN GIVING MONEY BEHIND THE BACKS OF POLICE IS NOT WHAT YOUR COMMUNITY WANTS.

THE SPEAKER, PAUL ROBBINS COUNSEL, I'M AN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST AND CONSUMER ADVOCATE.

I'M SPEAKING TO ITEM 43 WITH PERSONALITIES, ELECTRIC CO-OP FRANCHISE EXTENSION.

THE BACKUP MATERIAL FROM THIS ITEM STATED THAT THE FRANCHISE FEE WAS LESS THAN HALF OF WHAT IT CURRENTLY IS.

UH, AND SUCH A CUT COULD LEAD TO A SIGNIFICANT LOSS IN REVENUES FOR THE CITY DURING A TIME OF GREAT ECONOMIC STRESS.

SINCE I PROTESTED ON TUESDAY, THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN CLARIFIED TO MY SATISFACTION.

THE OFFICE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS GAVE YOU A POORLY WORDED SUMMARY OF THIS ISSUE, BUT I NO LONGER HAVE AN OBJECTION TO THE APPROVAL OF THE FRANCHISE FEE ITSELF.

HOWEVER, MY PROTEST DOES BRING A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE OF AN ENDEMIC PROBLEM WITH THIS CITY DEPARTMENT.

UH, IT SEEMING IMMUNITY FROM OVERSIGHT.

THERE IS NO CITY COMMISSION TO MY KNOWLEDGE THAT REGULARLY REVIEWS THE DEPARTMENT'S ACTIONS.

IT SHOULD NOT BE THE JOB OF ONE SKINNY ACTIVIST TO BE ITS WATCHDOG.

IN THE CASE OF THIS FRANCHISE EXTENSION, FOR EXAMPLE, AUSTIN'S ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION SHOULD HAVE REVIEWED IT SINCE IT COMES CLOSE TO ITS PER OF REVIEWING AUSTIN'S ELECTRIC UTILITY.

HAD THE COMMISSION REVIEWED THIS ISSUE PRIOR TO COUNCIL.

THE WORDING THAT CREATED MY PROTEST WOULD HAVE PROBABLY BEEN CORRECTED AND I WOULD NOT HAVE BROUGHT THE MATTER TO COUNCIL AT ALL.

THE RECENT GAS UTILITY RATE CASE POORLY MANAGED BY TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS HAD VERY LITTLE COMMISSION OVERSIGHT.

I AM NOT SURE IF COUNCIL REALIZES THAT THIS RATE CASE WAS SETTLED WITHOUT ITS CONSENT.

THIS WAS A RATE INCREASE BY MY ESTIMATE OF OVER $51 MILLION OVER A FIVE YEAR PERIOD, NO COMMISSION SCRUTINIZE THIS RATE CASE, AND IT WAS SETTLED WITHOUT A VOTE OF COUNCIL IN OVER 40 YEARS OF BEING INVOLVED IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS OF THIS CITY.

I HAVE NEVER SEEN A RATE INCREASE OF THIS SIZE APPROVED WITHOUT A VOTE OF COUNCIL.

AGAIN, THIS DEPARTMENT COASTS TO USE THE EXPRESSION UNDER THE RADAR BECAUSE OF ITS IMMUNITY AND IMPUNITY FROM OVERSIGHT.

AGAIN, YOU NEED TO DESIGNATE A CITY COMMISSION OR COMMISSIONS FOR OVERSIGHT IN THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU.

IF THERE ARE ANY SPEAKERS IN THE QUEUE THAT HAVE YET TO PRESS ZERO, PLEASE DO SO NOW.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS CARLOS LEON.

SO AT CARLOS LAYLA FIRST AND FOREMOST, BECAUSE I SAW THE ELLIS FOR LETTING ME SPEAK TO ITEMS 2223, 24 AND 44

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IN ORDER SIRE MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK, MARY JANE GREW UP FOR CASES EIGHT FIVE TWO NINE ONE FOUR ZERO AND EIGHT FIVE SIX ZERO SIX FIVE TWO, WHOSE ELECTRONIC RECORDS WERE ALLEGEDLY TAMPERED WITH ON HER WATCH TO DEFRAUD AND HARM ME BY CREATING AN ONLINE ANTI REALITY FALSELY LEGITIMIZED WITH MULTIPLE FAKE COURT SEALS TO TRY CONVICTING ME OF A CRIME.

I DID NOT COMMIT AN OFFLINE TRUE REALITY.

THEN AFTER I LEGALLY WON A NOTICE FOR AN ILLEGAL NEW TRIAL WAS ELECTRONICALLY POSTED, POTENTIALLY GENERATING AN ILLEGAL WARRANT FOR MY ARREST FOR LEGALLY NOT ATTENDING IT TO RETALIATE AGAINST ME, ALL DOCUMENTED WITH THE CITY AUDITOR REFERENCE ID TWO SIX ONE TWO, BECAUSE GREW UP BELONGS BEHIND BARS FOR HER ALLEGED CRIMES.

AS FOR CITY CLERK GOODALL, MAKE SURE SHE TREATS ME RIGHT ALL THE TIME.

LIKE DEPUTY CITY CLERK REELS BECAUSE A FEW MONTHS AGO, GOODALL HANDED ME A HANDWRITTEN WRONG CALL IN NUMBER BECAUSE OF TWO TRANSPOSED ADJACENT DIGITS, ALLEGEDLY TO STOP ME FROM SPEAKING AT A JOINT CITY COUNCIL CAT METRO MEETING, BUT RIOS HANDED ME THE RIGHT NUMBER JUST IN TIME TO STOP THE SABOTAGE REAL ACCESS AND EQUITY IN REAL TIME TO HELP ME UPON MY REQUEST OF PUBLIC SERVANTS, LEGAL DUTY, NOT PASSIVE AGGRESSIVELY ATTACK ME, THEREFORE KEEP CITY AUDITOR STOKES BECAUSE SHE AND HER STAFF CONSISTENTLY TREAT ME AT MY REQUEST TO INVESTIGATE RESPECTFULLY AND SERIOUSLY FOLLOWING CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND CITY CODE.

THEN FOLLOWING UP AND THROUGH DOCUMENTING OFFICIAL RESPONSES AND COMMUNICATING THEM TO ME IN WRITING ANY TIMELY MATTER NEXT, ADDING MORE METRICS FOR PROJECT CONNECT IMPLEMENTATION WILL NOT MATTER IF VOTERS RIGHTLY REJECTED IN NOVEMBER RAISING PROPERTY TAXES TO GENERATE $7 BILLION FOR IT IS ABSURD AND WASTEFUL.

THE PROPOSED BLUE LINE LIGHT RAIL FROM THE AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN AND UT WAS PREVIOUSLY WELL-SERVED EVERY 30 MINUTES BY THE MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE, MORE FLEXIBLE ROUTE 100 FLYER SHUTTLE BUSES BEFORE CAP REMAP WRONGLY REMOVED THE ROUTE AND THEM CAP METRO GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION SHOULD BE PUNISHED, NOT REWARDED, ESPECIALLY IF THE CON IS SO BIG, YOU HAVE TROUBLE SEEING AND BELIEVING IT FOR WHAT IT IS IN JESUS NAME.

I PRAY.

AMEN.

THANK YOU, LORD.

GOD BLESS TEXAS.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND TROOPS AND ABOVE ALL COMO CMT GOD'S WORD.

IF THERE ARE ANY SPEAKERS IN THE QUEUE, PLEASE PRESS ZERO.

NOW WE HAVE RYAN AS SPEAKER WHO IS CALLING IN NOW, SO HE CAN GIVE US A FEW MINUTES OR ONE MINUTE.

THAT'S FINE.

WE'LL WAIT A SECOND.

OKAY.

MIKE IS ROSEN OUR LAST SPEAKER.

HI CITY COUNCIL MAYOR.

GOOD MORNING.

I WANTED TO SPEAK ON ITEM SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE AND 40.

I KNOW 40 WAS REJECTED AND I'M VERY HAPPY ABOUT THAT.

UH, TARGETED, UH, AND THEN MORE POLICE PRESENCE IS REALLY NOT THE WAY TO SAY IN THE PAPER COMMUNITY.

THERE'S CLEARLY LOTS OF EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT.

I MEAN THERE'S MOUNTAINS OF EVIDENCE, NOT JUST IN AUSTIN, UH, BANANA COUNTRY, UH, AFTER SEVEN, EIGHT AND NINE, I DON'T THINK THE POLICE REALLY NEED MORE MONEY.

UM, I, I UNDERSTAND THE, UH, RIGHT BORDER EXISTENCE, BODY ARMOR.

I MEAN, WE DON'T, YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO BRING HIM OUT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, BUT WE DO WANT TO KEEP OUR POLICE OFFICERS ON SPACE.

UM, I THINK THAT MIGHT BE OK.

UM, BUT THINGS LIKE THE, UM, LIKE THE AERIAL UNITS THAT HELICOPTERS, YOU KNOW, YOU'D HAVE COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO HAVE ALREADY PUBLICLY OPPOSED WITH, UH, WHAT THEY HAVE RIGHT NOW SEEMS TO BE EFFECTIVE.

AND THAT REALLY ADD MUCH MORE TO THAT.

UM, I THINK OVERALL, UM, YOU KNOW, THEY REALLY DON'T NEED MUCH MORE MONEY REALLY.

UM, I MEAN, THEY'RE STILL ACTING VERY AGGRESSIVELY TOWARDS PEOPLE, PROTESTERS, UM, AND THEN THREE CLEAR BACA, THEIR LEADERSHIP DOESN'T REALLY CARE MUCH ABOUT CHANGES.

AND I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO, UM,

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SEE MORE CHANGE IN OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THAT DOESN'T MEAN REWARDING THEM WITH MORE MONEY THERE.

ISN'T REALLY A GOOD TIME FOR THAT.

AND BECAUSE IT IS REALLY LOOKING DILIGENTLY AT HOW, UM, YOU KNOW, WHAT KIND OF MONEY THEY'RE BEING GIVEN AND, UM, HOW THEY'RE SPENDING THAT MONEY.

SO KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN YOU MAKE THESE SOAPS.

AND ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR NIXING, UH, ITEM 40.

I THINK THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD CALL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THOSE ALL OUR SPEAKERS, PLEASE PICK UP JAMIE THOMAS.

HI.

UM, MY NAME IS JOHNNY THOMAS.

UH, I AM A MEMBER OF DISTRICT THREE.

UM, I'M CALLING ABOUT THE THREE GRANTS THAT ARE BEING PROPOSED TO THE OPTUM POLICE DEPARTMENT.

I'M CALLING TO SEE IF YOU GUYS COULD PLEASE VOTE NO ON THOSE THAT ARE RESELLING YOU GUYS.

THEY KNOW REALLY HISTORIC DECISIONS TO DEFUND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

AND I KNOW THAT THAT WAS REALLY JUST STEP ONE AND I THINK THIS WOULD STEP US BACK IN A REALLY BIG DIRECTIONS.

SO I URGE YOU TO LISTEN TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS AND PLEASE VOTE NO ON ME.

YEAH, THAT CONCLUDES ALL THE SPEAKERS.

RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

SPEAKERS COLLEAGUES, A

[Consent Agenda (Part 2 of 2)]

BACKUP TO THE DIOCESE.

THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEMS ONE THROUGH 25 AND 37 THROUGH 44.

THE PULLED ARE FIVE SIX 1314 2223 AND 24.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL.

THANKS MAYOR.

JUST TWO COMMENTS ON ITEM 39.

UM, I SEE THAT IT'S POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 15 AND THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS, UM, LIKE MILITARY LONG MASTER PLAN AT OUR WORK SESSION ON TUESDAY.

I DIDN'T TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY THEN TO THANK THE COMMUNITY AND THE STAKEHOLDERS FOR ALL OF FORGIVING THEIR VISION TO US.

UM, UM, FOR WHAT THEY SEE THE FUTURE OF THIS PROPERTY TO LOOK LIKE.

AND ESPECIALLY TO PART STAFF FOR ALL THE DILIGENCE THAT THEY BROUGHT TO HOLDING THOSE MEETINGS AND, UH, DOCUMENTING THEIR VISION AND PUTTING IT INTO A REALLY COMPREHENSIVE REPORT FOR OUR CONSIDERATION.

I'M GLAD TO SEE THAT THIS HAS ONLY BEEN POSTPONED.

I, I DO BELIEVE THAT WE, UH, THAT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PUT THIS MUCH WORK INTO THIS SEPARATE DO, UH, HAVE EARNED, CONSIDERED OUR CONSIDERATION ON, ON THEIR WORK, SIMPLY ACCEPTING IT.

THIS IS A LONG RANGE VISION.

AND, UM, TO BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL THE EFFORTS THAT EVERYBODY PUT INTO IT, ESPECIALLY SINCE IT WAS DIRECTION FROM COUNCIL TO GO OUT AND DO THIS MASTER PLANNING EXERCISE WHERE THE COMMUNITY, I REALLY SUPPORT, UM, OUR CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THIS ITEM, EVEN THOUGH IT IS BEING POSTPONED, UH, INTO THE MIDDLE OF OCTOBER.

AND I DO SUPPORT APPROVING THE WORK THAT MS. JOHN OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE COMMUNITY TO PUT THOSE EFFORTS INTO PLAY AND ANSWERING SOME OF THE LONGTERM REQUESTS FOR FOLKS ON THE EAST SIDE, THAT THEY HAVE, UM, A RECREATIONAL SPACE COMPARABLE, OR MAYBE EVEN BETTER THAN ZILKER PARK SO THAT THEY, UM, THAT THERE ARE MORE OPTIONS.

AND WE DON'T, WE KNOW THAT ZILKER IS ALSO LOVE TO, SO, AND THEN THE OTHER THING I WANTED TO MENTION FOR ITEM 43 IN RESPONSE TO PAUL ROBINSON'S COMMENTS, I DO THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT CASES OF ALL TYPES HAVE SOME KIND OF OVERVIEW.

AND I KNOW THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND THEY'RE GOING TO TORY AFFAIRS STAFF DO A REALLY GOOD JOB.

I APPRECIATE THEIR WORK, BUT IF INDEED THIS WAS AN ITEM THAT OUGHT TO HAVE GONE IN FRONT OF EITHER THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.

I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT IT'S CALLED TODAY, BUT THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS OR THE AUC, THEN THAT DEFINITELY SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED, UM, AUTOMATICALLY.

SO, UM, I'M SUPPORTIVE OF THAT ITEM AND A BOOK TO APPROVE ITEM 43 TODAY, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A LITTLE ADDITIONAL, UM, INPUT FROM STAFF TO OUR VARIOUS CITIZEN COMMISSIONS.

OKAY.

FOR THE DISTINCTION ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, COUNCIL MEMBER RAN 30.

UH, THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I AGREE WITH MY COLLEAGUE LESLIE POOL, YOU KNOW, TH TH THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO US IN TWO PARTS.

YOU KNOW, UH, THE LONG TERM VISION IS, UH, IT'S, IT'S WHAT IT IS.

YOU KNOW, IT'S A, IT'S A LONGTERM VISION.

AND WE HAVE A MASTER PLAN HERE AT TOWN LAKE THAT, UH, YOU

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KNOW, PASSED ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO AND BARELY JUST, YOU KNOW, WE GET IN A RESTROOM HERE AT A PICNIC TABLE THERE, AND THAT'S THE WAY THESE TYPES OF PROGRAMS, PROJECTS WORK.

BUT THE 3.3 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS SHOULD HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO US WITH THE EXACT PLAN OF WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE DOING TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE AREA.

AND THAT'S WHAT I WISHED WE WOULD HAVE SEEN.

SO WE COULD GO AHEAD AND PASS THE LONG TERM VISION FOR IT, AND THEN LET THEM START WORKING ON THAT PROJECT.

SO I HOPE WHEN THE PARKS DEPARTMENT COMES BACK WITH THEIR, WITH THEIR RECOMMENDATION NEXT TIME, AND THE NEXT MEETING WHERE THAT THEY'LL COME ACTUALLY WITH A PHOTO, THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE AT NOW AND WHAT THEY'RE PLANNING TO REPLACE ERIC IN THE ENTRANCE WAY.

SO WE SAID THAT WOULD BE MY REQUEST FOR THE STAFF.

IS THERE DISCUSSION ON THE CONSENT AGENDA? IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA? THAT'S OUR POOL MAKES THE MOTION SECONDED BY THE MAYOR PRO TEM.

LET'S TAKE A VOTE, UM, THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE CONSENT AGENDA, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THOSE OPPOSED COUNCIL MEMBER, HARPER, MADISON, ARE YOU WITH US TO VOTE? I'M HERE AND I'M VOTING.

I WOULD LIKE TO ECHO THE COMMENTARY FOR MY COLLEAGUE ABOUT NEEDING MORE TIME TO MAKE A BOOK COVER.

IT'S A DECISION, BUT YES, YES.

AND I UNDERSTAND YOU'RE UPSTANDING ON ITEM SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, AND 15.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S A, THAT'S AN APPROPRIATE UNDERSTANDING.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OKAY.

AND IT IS UNANIMOUS VOTE OF THE, UH, COUNCIL, UH, SUBJECT TO THOSE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

I COLLEAGUES LET'S GO AHEAD AND HANDLE THE, UH, POLLED, UH, ITEMS, UH, COUNCIL

[5. Approve an ordinance authorizing the negotiation and execution of all documents and instruments necessary or desirable to purchase in fee simple or acquire other real property interest in properties throughout the City that are necessary to construct mobility improvements for the Corridor Construction Program in a total amount not to exceed $23,000,000 establishing acquisition and relocation guidelines, and waiving requirements of City Code Chapter 14-3 (Relocation Benefits). Strategic Outcome(s): Mobility; Safety.]

MEMBER TOVO YOU PULLED ITEM FIVE AND THE COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

YOU BOTH PULLED THOSE CATALOG KITCHEN.

YOU PULLED IT FIRST.

YOU WANT TO ASK YOUR QUESTIONS? YES.

UM, SO, UM, I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS FOR STAFF, UM, AND I, I GUESS THE STAFF IS, BUT IS THAT MR. TREMBLE? UM, OKAY.

SO MY QUESTIONS ARE FOR MR. TREMBLE.

UH, THE FIRST QUESTION IS, UM, AND I'LL TELL, I'LL TELL YOU BOTH QUESTIONS AND THEN, UH, SPEAK TO THEM BOTH.

THE FIRST IS, UM, UH, IF YOU COULD, UM, UM, UH, RESPOND TO QUESTIONS ABOUT, UM, THE, UM, LOCATIONS OF AREAS THAT ARE PROPOSED FOR 'EM, UH, FOR ACQUISITION AND, UM, UH, APPOINT US TO A DOCUMENT THAT PEOPLE CAN SEE PUBLICLY.

UM, I UNDERSTAND, I I'VE, I'VE SEEN, YOU MIGHT SPEAK SPECIFICALLY TO SOUTH LAMAR.

I HAVE SEEN A DOCUMENT THAT INDICATES THE SMALL SLIVERS OF LAND, UH, THAT ARE BEING CONSIDERED.

AND, BUT THERE WAS A QUESTION, UH, FROM A SPEAKER OTHERS IN THE PUBLIC ABOUT WHERE THEY CAN SEE AND UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT THAT IS.

AND THEN AS PART OF SPEAKING TO THAT IS IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING.

AND COULD YOU PLEASE CONFIRM THAT THE INTENT IS NOT TO, UM, TAKE PARKING LOT SPACE FOR THE SAXON PUB, THE BROKEN SPOKE, UM, OR TO, UH, IMPACT THE TREES AROUND THAT CELL RANCHO? UM, SO IF YOU COULD SPEAK TO THOSE THINGS.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

MY CRIMINAL DIRECTOR OF THE QUARTER PROGRAM OFFICE, I ALSO HAVE OUTSCALE HEAD OF REAL ESTATE ALONG WITH ME TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

SO ON YOUR FIRST QUESTION, THE ANSWER IS YES, THAT INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, IF, UH, IF ANYONE FROM THE PUBLIC WANTS TO GO TO AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV FORWARD SLASH 2016 BOND, WE HAVE A QUARTER PAGE AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE EACH QUARTER BROKEN DOWN AND WE HAVE, UH, SOME OF THE SCHEMATIC INFORMATION THAT YOU HAD REFERENCED A COUNCIL MEMBER AVAILABLE AT THOSE AT THAT WEBSITE AND LINKS UNDER THOSE CORRIDOR PAGES.

AND SO IF ANYBODY NEEDS SOME HELP GETTING TO THOSE PAGES, WE'RE HAPPY, MY STAFF IS HAPPY TO HELP DIRECT THEM.

UM, BUT ALSO KEEP IN MIND TOO, FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIFIC, UH, YOU KNOW, UP SERVERS OR PARTIAL, UH, PARCELS.

UM, THAT'S A PART OF OUR REAL ESTATE ACQUISITION PROCESS, WHICH INCLUDES SURVEY WORK AND THEN A MORE DETAILED APPRAISAL AND THEN GETTING TO ACQUISITION.

AND ALEX, YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT MORE TO THAT.

THANK YOU, MIKE.

UH, YES, I WOULD SCALE IN TERM OFFICER FOR THE OFFICE OF REAL ESTATE SERVICES AS MIKE ALLUDED TO FOR THOSE SPECIFIC TRACKS AND SPECIFIC, UH, ACQUISITIONS THAT WE WILL BE MOVING FORWARD.

THOSE WILL BE OFFERS MADE TO THE INDIVIDUAL LANDOWNERS.

AND, UH, WHAT THIS ACTION

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DOES IS JUST ALLOW US TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THOSE SPECIFIC ACQUISITIONS.

IF FOR SOME REASON WE AREN'T ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH NEGOTIATIONS WITH THEM, WE WILL HAVE TO BRING AN ITEM BACK TO COUNCIL BY A CASE BY CASE BASIS SPECIFICALLY, NO, THESE WOULD BE ITEMS THAT WERE AGREED TO BY OWNERS.

AND IF THEY'RE NOT, YOU'D HAVE TO BRING IT BACK TO US, CORRECT.

THAT'S CORRECT.

WE'LL BE MAKING OFFERS AND ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE INDIVIDUAL OWNERS.

AND IF WE AREN'T ABLE TO, UH, REACH A AMICABLE AMICABLE AGREEMENT WITH THEM, WE WILL HAVE TO COME TO COUNCIL FOR A SEPARATE ITEM.

OKAY.

AND THEN CAN, CAN ONE OF YOU MR. TREMBLE OR , COULD YOU, COULD YOU SPEAK TO YOU THE SAXON PUB, THE WELCOME SPOKE AND MANTLE RANCHO ON? I KNOW THAT THE, I KNOW THAT THE CORNER OFFICE HAS BEEN VERY MINDFUL OF THE, THE NEEDS OF THE, UM, WONDERFUL, UH, SMALL BUSINESSES AND VENUES THAT WE HAVE ALONG SOUTH DAKOTA.

AND THERE WAS NO INTENT TO, UM, AT ALL TO, UM, TO IMPEDE THE, UM, THE ABILITY OF THESE SMALL BUSINESSES TO OPERATE.

SO IF YOU ALL COULD SPEAK TO THOSE YEAH, ABSOLUTELY COUNCIL MEMBER.

UM, SO THE ANSWER IS ABSOLUTELY NOT, WE'RE NOT, OUR INTENT IS NOT EXCUSE ME TO, UM, IMPACT, UH, IN ANY SUBSTANTIAL WAY, UH, THE BUSINESSES PARKING LOTS, ET CETERA, FOR THOSE, UH, BUSINESSES ALONG THE CORRIDOR.

ONE OF OUR FIRST AND FOREMOST STRATEGY WHEN IT COMES TO LOOKING AT REAL ESTATE WAS TO MITIGATE, UH, ANY IMPACTS TO PROPERTY OWNERS AND A REAL CREDIT TO OUR REAL ESTATE TEAM.

WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ACTUALLY MITIGATE DOWN, UH, TO A SMALL NUMBER OF, UH, PARCELS THAT ARE ACTUALLY IN PLAY ACROSS ALL THE CORRIDORS.

I THINK WE'RE DOWN TO ABOUT 160 PARCELS, UH, FROM, YOU KNOW, A COUPLE OF HUNDRED THAT WE HAD STARTED OUT WITH.

SO WE'VE REALLY DONE OUR BEST TO REALLY MITIGATE THOSE IMPACTS AND YES, AND OUTS, YOU KNOW, FEEL FREE TO SPEAK TO THIS, BUT, UH, THAT'S ABSOLUTELY NOT.

OUR INTENT IS TO IMPACT, UH, YOU KNOW, THOSE BUSINESSES OR OTHER, UH, LOCAL BUSINESSES ALONG THE CORRIDOR AS PER THE CONTRACT, THE VOTERS.

NO, THAT'S CORRECT, MIKE.

AND I REALLY DO APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK THAT THE TEAM, YOUR TEAM AND OUR TEAM MCDONALDS TO HELP WITH THAT MITIGATION.

UM, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT IS, IS SLIVERS OF LAND TO HELP WITH BIKE LANES, TO HELP WITH SIDEWALKS AND TRAILS, AS WELL AS, UH, RELOCATE UTILITIES, WHERE WE NEED TO DO THAT.

SO WE ARE REALLY LOOKING TO MINIMIZE ANY SORT OF IMPACT TO THE BUSINESSES.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL MY QUESTION.

SHE WAS ON THIS ITEM.

YES.

DID YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ON THE SITE? THIS ONE MORE THAT THAT REALLY COVERED MOST OF MINE AS WELL.

UM, WE LIKE THE OFFICE, UM, GOT QUESTIONS AND CALLS FROM EMAILS AND I MEAN, AND EMAILS FROM CONSTITUENTS AND SOME OF THE ICONIC BUSINESSES IN OUR, AND IN MY AREA, INCLUDING CASEY SNOWBALL AND OTHERS.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE PEOPLE CAN FIND THOSE MORE DETAILED MAPS, BECAUSE THAT WAS CREATING.

I THINK PART OF THE CHALLENGE WAS, UM, THE BACKUP MATERIALS.

DIDN'T, DIDN'T COMPLETELY IDENTIFY THAT YOU'VE CLARIFIED THAT IT'S JUST LIVERS AND THAT THERE, THAT THERE IS A PROCESS THAT WE WOULD BE INITIATING WHERE YOU'RE WORKING WITH THOSE PROPERTY OWNERS ON, YOU KNOW, EXACTLY WHAT PORTION OF THEIR PROPERTY, IF ANY, WOULD BE IMPACTED.

THE OTHER QUESTION, THE ONLY QUESTION I THINK YOU HAVEN'T ADDRESSED YET IS THE, BETWEEN THIS AND PROJECT CONNECT.

SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN COMING INTO MY OFFICE ARE ASKING WHETHER, WHETHER THIS IN ANY WAY IS ABOUT THE, UM, PROJECT CONNECT ITEM THAT'S BEFORE THE PHOTO.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

UM, SO, UM, NO, THE ANSWER IS NO, THIS IS NOT, YOU COULD JUST CLARIFY SURE.

COUNCIL MEMBER, UM, NO, THIS IS NOT RELATED TO PROJECT CONNECT.

UM, THE, UH, REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS THAT WE'VE DONE IS STRICTLY RELATED TO, UM, US LOOKING AT GETTING OUR IMPROVEMENTS IN PLACE FOR THE QUARTER PROGRAM BASED ON WHAT WE PRESENTED TO COUNCIL AND GOT APPROVAL ON AND TRYING TO GET OUR MULTIMODAL MOBILITY AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS IN PLACE.

UH, THAT BEING SAID, WE HAVE BEEN COORDINATING VERY CLOSELY WITH CAPITAL METRO AND THE PROJECT CONNECT TEAM.

UM, AND, AND SO WE ARE, UH, WORKING VERY CLOSELY TOGETHER TO SEE WHAT THEY'RE ANTICIPATING IN THE PROJECT CONNECT, UH, PLAN AND FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE STAYING COORDINATED MOVING FORWARD, BUT KNOW THAT THAT'S ANYTHING, NO ACTIONS WE'RE TAKING NOW ARE RELATED TO PROJECT CONNECT IMPLEMENTATION.

THANKS FOR THAT CLARIFICATION.

THANK YOU GUYS.

WE'RE A POOL.

YEAH.

THANKS FOR THAT.

UM, MR. TREMBLE, I WAS GETTING THE SAME SORT OF CONCERNS, ESPECIALLY FROM FOLKS IN THE NORTHERN PORTION OF MY DISTRICT.

AND I KNOW THAT THE PATHWAY, THE ROUTE FOUR PROJECT CONNECTS VEERS OFF OVER

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AND GOES TO THE TECH CENTER, UM, UH, A STATION.

AND IT DOESN'T GO UP AS HIGH AS, UH, THE CHANGES ON NORTH LAMAR, FOR EXAMPLE.

BUT I WAS WONDERING, IS THERE AN OVERLAY IN ONE OF OUR GIS MAPS THAT SHOWS, UM, THAT THAT PUTS THE CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS ON THE MAP, AND THEN PEOPLE CAN ADD IN A LAYER THAT SHOWS THE, UH, POTENTIAL ROUTES FOR PROJECT CONNECTS THAT I CAN SEE WHERE, WHERE THERE IS ALIGNMENT, WHERE THERE ISN'T, UM, WE DON'T HAVE THAT INFORMATION AVAILABLE, BUT NOW THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, THOSE PLANS HAVE BEEN FINALIZED BY OUR COUNCIL AND THE BOARD AND MOVING FORWARD, YOU KNOW, THAT IS SOMETHING WE CAN LOOK AT AS FAR AS HOW TO SHOW THAT, THAT INFORMATION, THE FUTURE.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL FOR THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THERE, WASN'T KIND OF A NATURAL CONFLATION, UH, IN, UH, UH, FOR A NUMBER OF FOLKS.

AND I WAS HEARING ABOUT THAT AS WELL.

THANKS FOR HELPING US SORT THROUGH THAT AND SEPARATE IT OUT.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU.

MOTION TO APPROVE ITEM NUMBER FIVE COUNTS OVER KITCHEN MAKES THE MOTIONS OR SECOND, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER RENTA REIA AND IN DISCUSSION.

YES, I HAVE ONE MORE COMMENT, RIGHT.

UM, JUST, I WANT, I WANT TO, UM, ALSO THINK THE FOLKS IN, UM, IN DISTRICT FIVE THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO ABOUT THIS, UM, THERE'S A, THERE'S, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A STRONG INTEREST IN PROTECTING OUR, UM, OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND WE AS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, UM, WE PARTICULARLY HAVE SOME VERY SPECIAL BUSINESSES ALONG SOUTH AMMONIA.

AND SO I REALLY APPRECIATE, UM, MAKING THIS INFORMATION AND SPECIFIC SPECIFICALLY AVAILABLE SO PEOPLE CAN SEE IT.

UM, AND THEN I APPRECIATE THE EXPLANATION AND I, UH, I KNOW THERE'S BEEN A REALLY, UH, A STRONG EFFORT TO, UM, UH, TO MAKE, TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE BUSINESSES ARE PROTECTED WELL.

AND I WANT US TO, TO HAVE SOME AMENITIES LONG SOUTH MEMORIAL WITH THE, AND THE SIDEWALKS, AND TO MAKE IT MUCH MORE POSSIBLE AND ACCESSIBLE, UH, TO REACH THESE BUSINESSES FOR PEOPLE.

THANK YOU.

LET'S TAKE A, VOTE THOSE IN FAVOR OF ITEM FIVE, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THOSE OPPOSED UNANIMOUS ON THE DIAS FIVE PASSES.

LET'S MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER SIX.

COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO YOU PULLED COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON CONFIRMED HER VOTE.

OH, I'M SORRY.

COUNCILMEMBER HOPPER.

MADISON.

DO YOU WANT TO VOTE ON THIS ITEM FIVE? YES, I'M HERE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

IT IS UNANIMOUS THEN.

THANK YOU FOR THAT REMINDER, UH, COUNCIL

[6. Ratify execution of an agreement with Longhorn Capital Hospitality LLC, for the option to occupy the real property located at 5812 N Interstate Highway 35, for emergency housing, supportive housing and isolation of individuals related to the COVID-19 pandemic, for a 60-day term, with an option to extend for two additional 30 day terms, for an amount not to exceed $864,000. Strategic Outcome(s): Health and Environment. District(s): District 4]

MEMBER TAVA, YOU PULLED OUT NUMBER SIX.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR FOR YOUR, FOR ASKING FOR THE INFORMATION THAT MADE ITS WAY INTO THE BACKUP, THE QUESTION AND ANSWER ABOUT THE GETTING KIND OF AN OVERALL VIEW OF THE SPENDING SO FAR ON THE PROTECTIVE LODGES ON THE ISOLATION FACILITY, UM, AND WHERE THAT MONEY IS COMING FROM.

THAT'S REALLY BEEN VERY AWARE.

THOSE FACILITIES ARE LOCATED.

THAT'S VERY FOR THE PUBLIC AS WELL AS FOR THE COUNCIL TO JUST KIND OF TRACK OUR SPENDING ON THAT.

UM, YOU KNOW, I'M LOOKING OVER THIS, I MEAN, THIS ISN'T A NEW CONVERSATION.

WE'VE HAD IT NOW MULTIPLE TIMES.

I WANT TO SAY I'M REALLY SO GRATEFUL TO OUR STAFF FOR THEIR PROACTIVE ACTION ON THIS FRONT, MAKING SURE THAT THEY SECURED THE FACILITIES THAT WERE NEEDED TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR NEIGHBORS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS HAD PLACES TO GO DURING THOSE WHO ARE AT MOST HIGH RISK, HAD A PLACE TO GO DURING THIS PANDEMIC.

I, I DO JUST WANT TO MENTION AGAIN, UM, I KNOW IT'S AN INTEREST AND A GOAL OF YOURS TO IDENTIFY PROTECTIVE LODGES THAT MIGHT BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

AND I JUST WANT TO, AGAIN, URGE THAT THAT BE THAT THAT BE UPPERMOST IN MIND, AS WE'RE LOOKING FOR FACILITIES THAT WOULD QUALIFY BECAUSE IN THE END WE ARE, WE ARE RENTING THESE FACILITIES OR, YOU KNOW, ANYWHERE FROM A FOUR TO LESS OF THE COST OF, OF ACTUALLY PURCHASING THEM.

AND SO I WANTED TO ASK A SPECIFIC QUESTION ABOUT ITEM, ABOUT THE ONE THAT'S ON TODAY, AS I UNDERSTAND FROM THE BACKUP AND FROM OUR DISCUSSIONS THAT THIS IS JUST A LEASE, BUT CAN YOU LET US KNOW IF THERE'S ANY OPTION HERE TO PURCHASE THAT YOU'RE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT OR, OR, UH, YES.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER TURBINE.

THIS IS ALEX CAROLYN JONES, OFFICER SEVERELY STATE FOR THIS SPECIFIC ITEM.

WE HAVE NOT NEGOTIATED A PURCHASE AS PART OF THIS, UM, THIS AGREEMENT WITH, WITH THE OWNER.

UH, WE ARE SPECIFICALLY LOOKING AT THIS, UM, YOU KNOW, IN OUR COORDINATION WITH PUBLIC HEALTH AND IN ISA MY LIST, UH, THIS FACILITY WE'VE, WE'VE ONLY I AS A PROTECTIVE LODGE.

UH, THIS ITEM DOES

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ONLY IT'S, IT'S AN OPTION.

SO WE AREN'T, UM, OPENING THIS PROPERTY AS A PROTECTIVE LODGE, NUMBER SIX AT THIS POINT, UH, AND REALLY IS JUST AN OPTION IN CASE FOR SOME REASON, YOU KNOW, THINGS, UH, YOU KNOW, NUMBERS TEND TO GET WORSE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

AND WHEN WE DO TURN THIS FACILITY, BUT FOR THE SPECIFIC ANSWER, NO, WE HAVE NOT NEGOTIATED A PURCHASE, UH, AS PART OF THIS NEGOTIATION.

AND SO GIVE IT THAT WE WON'T BE USING IT RIGHT AWAY.

UM, YOU KNOW, AND I KNOW THAT YOU AND I HAVE HAD THIS CONVERSATION.

AND SO I FELT PRETTY CONFIDENT THAT THIS IS ALREADY YOUR PERSPECTIVE, BUT I, I HOPE THAT WE'LL CONTINUE TO MAKE THAT A GOAL TO IDENTIFY, UM, POSSIBLY A DIFFERENT PROTECTIVE LODGE THAT COULD SERVE AS A LONGTERM FACILITY.

UM, AS WE, AS WE CONTINUE FORWARD IN THAT HOTEL MOTEL STRATEGY OF, OF HAVING THAT, HAVING THOSE FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR LONGER TERM HOUSING, AGAIN, JUST BECAUSE WE'RE SPENDING, YOU KNOW, WE'RE SPENDING GOOD SIZE AMOUNTS IN THE LEASES.

AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT LEASE MY MOST EFFECTIVE WOULD BE FOR THAT LEASE MONEY TO ACTUALLY GO TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF THAT FACILITY IN THE LONG RUN.

BUT AGAIN, I, I THINK THAT'S BEEN YOUR STRATEGY, IS THAT ACCURATE? I KEEP, I KEEP TRYING TO UNMUTE AND GET MUTED.

UM, YES, THAT IS OUR STRATEGY, UH, IN WORKING WITH PUBLIC HEALTH AND NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING, AS PART OF THE MOTEL CONVERSION STRATEGY, WE ARE CONTINUING DOWN THAT PATH TO IDENTIFY THOSE HOTELS THAT ARE IDEAL FOR THIS STRATEGY.

UM, THOSE HOTELS THAT WE ARE IDENTIFIED UNTIL THAT STRATEGY THAT MELTS OUT THE EMERGENT STRATEGY ARE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN THE HOTELS WERE IDENTIFYING AS PROTECTIVE RODGERS.

BUT THAT BEING SAID, AS WE CONTINUE DOWN THAT PATH OF THE MOTEL CONVERSION STRATEGY, UM, YOU KNOW, IN MY CONVERSATIONS WITH THE HOMELESS TEAM AS DO WE, YOU KNOW, MAKING SURE THAT IF WE NEED TO NEGOTIATE A LEASE AS PART OF A PURCHASE TO CONTINUE THOSE CONVERSATIONS, BUT WE ARE CONTINUING TO NEGOTIATE ADDITIONAL FACILITIES AS PART OF THE STRATEGY AS A WHOLE.

AND I UNDER UNDERSTAND THE SETUP FOR EACH ARE A LITTLE, THE IDEAL SETUP FOR EACH OF THOSE KINDS OF FACILITIES ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT, BUT AGAIN, JUST KNOWING THE SCARCITY OF RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE TO THE EXTENT THAT WE CAN IDENTIFY FACILITIES THAT WOULD SERVE BOTH PURPOSES WELL, UM, YOU KNOW, I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING THOSE FORWARD SO THAT WE COULD USE IT IN THE INTERIM AS, UH, AS A PROTECTIVE LODGE, UM, WITH THE LONGER TERM AND HAVE THAT MONEY GO TOWARD THAT LONGER TERM PURCHASE.

BUT ANYWAY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED WORK ON THIS.

BOTH OF THOSE GOALS ARE VERY IMPORTANT HAVING THAT TEMPORARY HOUSING, BUT ALSO HAVING THOSE LONGER TERM STRATEGIES, THANK YOU FOR RAISING THIS.

AND, UM, THE DIRECTION YOU'RE GOING WAS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT I ASKED FOR THE OVERVIEW, UM, IN Q AND A, UM, MR. IT'S, MY UNDERSTANDING THAT TODAY'S EMOTION IS REALLY TO GIVE US THE OPTION TO USE THAT FACILITY, BUT NOT, UM, BUT WE'RE NOT NECESSARILY USING IT UNLESS WE DEEM IT NECESSARY.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT.

AND THEN WE HAVE, UM, WE HAVE ONE PROTECTIVE LODGING THAT WE HAVE PURCHASED ALREADY.

THAT'S NUMBER FIVE, AND NUMBER FOUR, WE ARE UNDER CONTRACT TO PURCHASE FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

THAT'S CORRECT.

OKAY.

AND AT SOME POINT THERE IS A LIMIT TO THE SERVICES THAT WE ARE TO THE CONTRACTEES, WHO CAN PERFORM THE PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING SERVICES.

UM, SO WE ALSO HAVE TO KEEP THAT IN MIND, IS THAT NOT CORRECT AS WE'RE MOVING THROUGH THIS PROCESS? CAUSE THAT HAS TO BE STOOD UP AND WE HAVE TO HAVE CONTRACTORS TO DO THAT.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING.

I, I LEAVE THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE LANDS OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

OKAY.

UM, AND I WOULD, I WOULD JUST UNDERSCORE THAT TO EXTENT THAT WE CAN LEVERAGE THESE FUNDS AND, UH, AND, AND MOVE FORWARD WHERE WE'RE ABLE TO USE THESE AS KIND OF DOWN PAYMENTS ON THESE PURCHASES.

UM, THAT WOULD BE, UM, MY PREFERENCE AS WELL AS WE MOVE ON.

I JUST WANT TO, TO REITERATE, UH, BOTH THE POINTS MADE BY MY COLLEAGUES, COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO AND COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR.

UM, WE'VE BEEN POINTED IN THIS DIRECTION, UH, SINCE BEFORE DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR.

AND JUST TO, TO RECHARGE, UH, BOTH THOSE POINTS.

ONE IS GETTING THE PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

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SO THAT WE CAN HELP PEOPLE MOVE OFF OF THE STREETS AND THE TENTS AND INTO HOMES BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT ANYBODY CAMPING OR, UH, HAVING TO CAMP ANYWHERE IN OUR CITY.

UH, AND TO THE DEGREE THAT WE CAN LEVERAGE THE MONEY THAT'S COMING IN.

UH, SO THAT, UH, THE MONEY THAT WE'RE SPENDING NOW TO RENT OR MONEY COMING IN FROM PROBATE FOR LONGTERM, UH, USE, UH, CLEARLY THE BEST OPTION TO THE DEGREE THAT YOU CAN, YOU CAN DO THAT.

SO THANK YOU FOR THIS WORK.

AND I HOPE BY THE END OF THE YEAR, WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF THESE UNITS THAT ARE PERMANENTLY AVAILABLE TO US IN THIS COMMUNITY, UH, TO HELP US WITH, UH, WITH, UH, PROVIDING EVERYONE A GOOD AND SAFE PLACE TO BE.

UH, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE ITEM NUMBER SIX, COUNCIL MEMBER TOVA MAKES THE MOTION, COUNCILMEMBER ALTER SECONDS.

THE MOTION IS DISCUSSION.

UH, IS ANYONE OPPOSED? I CAN NO LONGER SEE THE SCREEN.

THOSE ARE FAVOR.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

OKAY.

I'M LOOKING AT ANANYMOUS AS, BUT I DON'T SEE FACES ON THE SCREEN.

AND CAN YOU SEE FACES ON THE SCREEN? OKAY.

LET ME ASK FOR A ROLL CALL.

YOUR VOTES, GET RECORDED.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

AUTHOR'S VOTING.

HI, COUNCIL MEMBER.

HI, COUNSELOR.

ROBERT MADISON.

I AM, I CAN'T SEE.

SORRY.

I CAN'T SEE YOU.

I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER.

I SEE.

I CAN SEE COUNCIL MEMBER KASAR MAYOR.

UM, BUT I DON'T SEE HIS HAND UP.

SORRY.

YEAH.

THAT'S WHERE OUR FLAT AGAIN.

YEAH.

THAT'S WHERE OUR POLL CATHERINE.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS.

YES.

YES.

OKAY.

I THINK THEN THAT GETS US TO THE UNANIMOUS VOTE ON ITEM NUMBER SIX.

LET'S MOVE THEN TO NUMBER.

HELLO.

JUST SAID THAT WAS CORRECT.

SORRY.

I GOT YOU.

OKAY.

UH, COUNT, UH, ITEM NUMBER 13,

[13. Authorize award of a multi-term contract with Mobile Mini, Inc., to provide rental and purchase of onsite storage and office units and related services, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,267,500. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9D Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods and services required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established). Strategic Outcome(s): Health and Environment]

UH, UM, COUNTS.

REMEMBER TOBO YOU PULLED THIS ITEM AS WELL.

I DID.

I PUT THIS ITEM AND 14, UM, AND I'LL JUST PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT OF CONTEXT.

UM, OUR, I THINK IT WAS OUR, WELL, I GUESS IT WASN'T OUR SOCIAL SERVICE COMMITTEE, BUT WE'VE, WE'VE BEEN KIND OF FOLLOWING ALONG THE, THE NEED.

THIS IS GOING TO SEEM UNRELATED, BUT I'LL BRING IT AROUND TO THE POINT HERE IN A MINUTE.

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE, ONE OF THE AMAZING PROGRAMS THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ROLL OUT DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME IS TO PICK UP THE CAREGIVER MEALS PIECE OF AISD IS FOOD DISTRIBUTION.

AND AS I UNDERSTAND, UM, WE, WE MAY SOON BE ABLE TO DO THAT IN MAYNOR AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO IT UNTIL VALLEY ISD TOO.

UM, THEY WE'VE BEEN ENGAGED IN CONVERSATIONS THROUGHOUT THE LAST WEEK ABOUT WHETHER THAT THE CAREGIVER MEALS AT AISD COULD BE EXTENDED THROUGH THE FALL.

I KNOW THE AUSTIN ED FUND IS ACTIVELY FUNDRAISING, UM, TO CONTINUE THOSE MEALS AS WELL.

UM, THAT PRIVATE FUNDRAISING IS GOING TO BE CRITICAL TO KEEPING THEM GOING.

WE HAD ASKED OUR STAFF TO SEE WHETHER, WHETHER, UM, THE CITY'S CONTRIBUTION TO THAT COULD BE EXTENDED BEYOND NEXT WEEK WHEN THE MONEY WILL RUN OUT.

THIS HAS BEEN A PROGRAM THAT NOT JUST BEADS FEEDS THE CAREGIVERS OF STUDENTS IN OUR, IN OUR DISTRICT, BUT ALSO HAS BEEN ORGANIZED IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS USING THOSE CONTRACTS.

THOSE CONTRACTS ARE WITH LOCAL RESTAURANTS WHO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO EITHER REEMPLOY OR KEEP EMPLOYED, UM, SOME OF THEIR STAFF.

SO IT SERVED AN IMPORTANT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PURPOSE AS WELL.

AND THE PROGRAM, UM, OUR CONTRIBUTION WILL RUN OUT NEXT WEEK.

IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT AT LEAST IN THOSE INITIAL CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR BUDGET STAFF, THERE ARE NOT OTHER FUNDS ARE, THEY'RE NOT FUNDS OTHER FUNDS AVAILABLE.

I'M GOING TO CONTINUE THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND, AND GET A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION AND SEE.

BUT SO I COME INTO TODAY'S MEETING, UM, LOOKING FOR FUNDING AND REALLY TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY EXPENDITURE ON THIS AGENDA AS WE ALWAYS DO, BUT WITH A PARTICULAR SCRUTINY TODAY, UM, GIVEN, GIVEN THE NEED TO TRY TO FIND SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDING.

SO THAT'S THE CONTEXT UNDER WHICH I ASKED THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 13 AND 14, BUT I WOULD ALSO ASK MY COLLEAGUES.

I KNOW

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SOMETIMES WE HAVE EXTRA MONEY IN OUR BUDGET.

AND, UM, TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU MIGHT BE IN THAT POSITION, IF YOU WOULD CONSIDER PUTTING IT TOWARD THAT NEED, THAT MIGHT ALSO HELP.

I KNOW MY OFFICE FUNDED NEARLY THE FIRST WEEK OF THE AISD PROGRAM BECAUSE WE HAD SOME FUNDS AND I'M GOING TO LOOK BACK AND SEE IF THERE ARE ANY ADDITIONAL FUNDS AS WELL.

BUT ANYWAY, WITH REGARD TO 13, I AM NOT UNDERSTANDING FROM THE BACKUP EXACTLY.

UM, NUMBER ONE, WHAT AMOUNT WOULD BE EXPENDED IN FISCAL YEAR 21? I SEE THAT FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF ABOUT 21,000 IS AVAILABLE FROM 2019, 2020, BUT I'M NOT CLEAR ON WHAT THE, WHAT THE ANTICIPATED, UM, SPEND WOULD BE FOR FISCAL YEAR 21.

AND I NEED SOMEBODY TO HELP ME UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, WHETHER THIS IS WHETHER THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS ESSENTIAL TO OUR FUNCTIONING AS A CITY, OR WHETHER IT'S SOMETHING THAT COULD GIVEN THE OTHER PRESSING NEEDS IN OUR COMMUNITY, BE DEFERRED FOR NOW JUST ONE MINUTE.

AND I S I SEE, I'LL JUST TALK TO, I SEE IT WENT BEFORE THE WATER AND WASTEWATER COMMISSION.

UM, THERE'S A PRETTY WIDE RANGE OF DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE UTILIZING IT.

AUSTIN ENERGY AND AVIATION ARE ENTERPRISE FUNDS.

SO I ASSUME THAT THEIR, THEIR PIECE OF IT IS COVERED BY THE REVENUE THAT THEY TAKE IN.

UH, BUT THE OTHER END, THE WATER UTILITY, THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS ARE NOT.

BUT AGAIN, I DON'T, I DON'T, IT'S REALLY NOT CLEAR FROM, FROM THE BACKUP, TO WHAT EXTENT THESE ARE PROVIDING MISSION CRITICAL STORAGE SPACE, OR WHETHER IT'S, YOU KNOW, KIND OF A, AN IMPORTANT AND IMPORTANT, BUT POTENTIALLY EXPENDABLE EXPENSE.

GOOD MORNING.

THIS IS SEAN WILLETT IN PURCHASING OFFICE.

I THINK THAT I CAN ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS, AT LEAST I BELIEVE I UNDERSTAND THAT WHAT YOU'RE WANTING TO KNOW, UM, FOR FISCAL YEAR 21, OUR ESTIMATION ON ITEM 13 IS AROUND 250,000.

UM, AGAIN, UH, IT'S ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT WHEN YOU'RE APPROVING THE AUTHORIZATION AMOUNTS, THAT'S JUST THE MAXIMUM THAT CAN BE SENT DEPENDING ON THE APPROVED BUDGET.

SO EVEN IF YOU APPROVE 250,000 A YEAR, BUT THEY ONLY HAD 50,000 APPROVED IN THE ANNUAL BUDGET, THEY COULD NOT SPEND MORE THAN THAT 50,000.

UM, THE MAJORITY OF THIS 250,000 IS FOR THOSE ENTERPRISE DEPARTMENTS.

UM, THE ESTIMATES I HAVE ARE ANNUALLY, ALSO WATER IS 150,000 OF THAT AMOUNT, UM, AS AN ENERGY IS 30,000.

AND SO, UM, THE MAJORITY OF IT ARE THOSE ENTERPRISE FUNDS.

UM, I DID GET SOME INFORMATION FROM AUSTIN WATER.

UM, THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR THEM.

THEY'RE MAKING SIGNIFICANT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ON THEIR AGE SERVICE CENTERS, AND THEY'RE USING THOSE, UM,