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HELLO, TESTING, TESTING, ANDREW, ARE YOU THERE? GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

PLENTY OF FACES.

ALRIGHT, WELL, WE'LL GIVE IT A FEW.

IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE, UH, WAITING FOR, UH, SOME OF THE CITY FOLKS TO GET ON HERE.

CITY STUFF IS ON ANOTHER LINE, SO WE WON'T ACTUALLY SEE THEM ON THIS PRESENTER SCREEN HERE.

MOST OF THE CITY STAFF IS ALREADY ON THE OTHER ONE.

OKAY.

SO, UH, ANDREW JUST TEXTED ME AND SAID WE ARE GOOD TO GO.

UM, DO YOU GUYS, UH, DID YOU GUYS GET A CHECK FROM CITY STAFF ON YOUR VOLUME OR, OR ANY? YOU'RE ALL GOOD.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

SO, UM, OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

SO WE'RE, UH, WE'D HAVE A FORUM AND, UH, TODAY WE ARE MISSING COMMISSIONER AZHAR, UH, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON WILL BE ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATE.

HE SAID, AND, UH, I THINK, UM, THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT ARE ABSENT AND I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER AT SIX OH TWO.

UH, THIS IS THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION, AND I WANT TO SAY JUST A FEW THINGS FOR, UH, WE HAVE A VERY LIGHT AGENDA, FIRST OF ALL.

UM, WE MAY BE OUT OF HERE IN RECORD TIME.

UM, BUT JESSE, IF WE DID HAVE PARTICIPANTS, I'LL RUN THROUGH A FEW THINGS AND JUST FOR THE COMMISSION AS WELL.

UH, REMIND, UH, YEAH, UH, PLEASE HIT STAR SIX TO UNMUTE FOR THOSE YOU THAT ARE WAITING, UM, OR THE COMMISSIONERS PLEASE REMAIN MUTED UNTIL YOU SPEAK AND FOR THE PARTICIPANTS.

UH, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMAIN ON THE LINE.

UM, IF YOU, UH, TO GET PULLED FOR, IF AN ITEM GETS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION, UH, STAFF WILL SEND YOU AN EMAIL 15 MINUTES BEFORE TAKING OUT THE ITEM, AND I'LL JUST REMIND YOU ALL FOR VOTES THIS EVENING.

JUST REMIND YOU, THEY HAVE YOUR RED, HAVE YOUR RED, GREEN, AND YELLOW CARDS AVAILABLE.

I KNOW I ALMOST FORGOT MINE.

UM, SO AT THAT, UH,

[Reading of the Agenda]

WE ARE GOING TO KIND OF GO INTO TONIGHT'S AGENDA AND AS I SAID, UH, THIS IS GOING TO BE VERY UNUSUAL.

SO,

[Consent Agenda]

UH, JUST RUNNING THROUGH THE AGENDA TODAY, WE HAVE, UM, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE THROUGH THE AGENDA ITEMS AND NOTE THOSE THAT ARE ON CONSENT, BUT WE HAVE, UH, ITEMS TONIGHT.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO HEAR, UH, UH, I'M SORRY, THERE'S ITEM B ONE, WHICH IS A PLAN AMENDMENT.

UH, THIS IS ACTUALLY A STAFF POSTPONEMENT, SO WE CAN HEAR IT IN TANDEM WITH THE ZONING CASE.

UH, IT'S POSTPONE TIL OCTOBER 13TH.

THIS IS MTA 2019 ZERO ZERO THREE.ZERO ONE.

THIS IS DAVID CHAPEL, MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH IN DISTRICT ONE.

UH, THERE, THE ADDRESS IS, THERE ARE SEVERAL I'LL JUST MENTION, IT MENTIONED IT'S ON MLK, UH, FERDINAND STREET AND ALSO CHESTNUT AVENUE.

UH, AGAIN, THIS IS A STAFF POSTPONEMENT UNTIL OCTOBER 13TH, B TWO IS REZONING OF C 14 2020 ZERO ZERO SIX FIVE RAINY STREET GAS INSULATED SWITCHGEAR SUBSTATION, UH, DISTRICT NINE.

UH, THIS HAS ALSO BEEN MOVED, UH, TO CONSENT.

IT IS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF AND IT'S TO, UM, OR ZONE IN SF THREE PROPERTIES TO, UH, CHANGE THE ZONING TO P I KNOW THE THREE AS ALSO ON CONSENT, UH, RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

SEE 14 EIGHT DASH TWO ZERO ZERO TWO ZERO ZERO ONE ZERO.

THAT'S IT, UH, SHAY FOR A HOUSE IN DISTRICT ONE.

UM,

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THIS IS, UH, TO CHANGE FROM CS ONE IN CCD DASH N P TWO, CS DASH H DASH IN CCB DASH AND T.

AGAIN, THIS IS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF AND ON CONSENT ITEM BEFORE, UH, ALSO ON CONSENT.

UH, THIS REZONING IS, UH, ITEM NUMBER C 14 H DASH 2019 DASH ZERO ONE SIX ONE ON MARY BAILEY.

THIS IS A VERY BAYLOR HOUSE IT'S, UH, TO GO FROM DASH H N T.

UH, AGAIN, RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

I'D HAVE THE FIVE, UH, SITE PLAN.

IT'S ALSO A CONSENT ITEM, UH, RECOMMENDED BY STAFF, UM, CASE NUMBER S P DASH 2014 DASH ZERO FIVE ZERO EIGHT C X T TO, UH, SPRINGDALE PART CONDOMINIUMS DISTRICT ONE.

THIS IS IT.

4,800 EAST 51ST STREET.

AND, UM, AGAIN, CONSENT RECOMMENDED BY STAFF B SIX FINAL PLAT FROM A PRE PRELIMINARY PLAN IS THE ACTION.

UH, IT'S ON CONSENT RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

UH, THIS IS CASE NUMBER C A DASH 2016 DASH ZERO TWO FOUR SEVEN.ONE, A FINE NEAR CROSSING EAST SECTION 19 FINAL PLAT DISTRICT ONE AND SAMSUNG BOULEVARD AND EAST BREAKER LANE IS THE LOCATION.

AND THIS WAS, UH, THIS IS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.

SO THOSE ARE, THOSE ARE THE ITEMS IN, UM, IN B AND THEY'RE ALL ON CONSENT.

DO I HAVE ANYONE THAT WISHES TO PULL ANY OF THOSE ITEMS, UH, FOR DISCUSSION OR ARE THEY ALL GOOD FOR CONSENT? OKAY.

NONE.

UH, I'LL ASK FOR ANY RECUSALS AT THIS POINT.

DO WE HAVE ANY RECUSALS OR TONIGHT'S AGENDA? ALL RIGHT.

YOU GUYS ARE MAKING IT EASY ON ME.

UM, SO LET'S GO AHEAD.

CAN I GET A MOTION, UH, TO GO AHEAD AND ON THIS AGENDA CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

LET'S SAY YOU WHO'S, I'VE GOT A COMMISSIONER HOWARD AND SECOND BY COMMISSIONER TODAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, I GUESS LET'S GO AHEAD AND VOTE.

SO HOW MANY WE HAVE FOUR.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, LET'S SEE.

COMMISSIONER YANAS POLITO.

I'M NOT SEEING YOU ON THE SCREEN FOR GREEN CARD BOOK.

THAT'S TOO BAD.

I'M GONNA HAVE TO FIGURE OUT MY BANDWIDTH, BUT IT'S GREEN.

GO AHEAD AND HOLD IT THERE.

WE'VE GOT, UH, ALL VOTING IN FAVOR AND LET'S SEE, I'M GETTING A TEXT NOW.

HOLD ON A SECOND.

OKAY, FIRST.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, MR. DEANNA'S CAMINO IN FAVOR.

OKAY.

SO WE HAVE EVERYBODY ACCOUNTED FOR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALRIGHT, SO THAT, UH, WOW.

THAT IS AMAZING.

WE ARE, I CANNOT BELIEVE IT.

UH, WE ARE, UM, DONE WITH SECTION B AND AT THIS POINT, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND MOVE TO THE AGENDA.

UM, THIS WILL BE A PRESENTATION FROM STAFF AND, UM, SHARE, UM, CLOSING THE PUBLIC HEARING.

AND WE, DID YOU WANT TO SAY SOME COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER? YEAH, I THINK WE MOVED TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING, BUT I DIDN'T HEAR, UH, ACTUALLY VOTING ON THE ITEMS. ARE YOU A CONDITIONER? SCHEIDER? ARE YOU ON A MUTE? OKAY.

YOU DIDN'T HEAR US? I DIDN'T HEAR IT VOTE ON THE ACTUAL ISSUES.

I HEARD US VOTE ON THAT.

I STILL CAN'T HEAR YOU.

LET'S SEE.

I THINK TARA SHAW HAS A DELAY.

OH, YOU GUYS ARE IT'S ON MY END.

YEAH.

OKAY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? THAT'S GOOD.

UH, LET'S SEE.

LET'S GO AHEAD.

I AM MAYBE MR. RIVERA, THE CHAIR NOW, UH, LET ME THINK ABOUT WHAT TO DO.

THIS IS TYPICALLY THE BEST SPOT IN THE HOUSE.

UH, OKAY.

SO I GUESS COMMISSIONER SHINER.

I CAN'T, I COULDN'T HEAR YOU AT ALL.

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OH, AND YES.

SO IN THE, I AM SORRY I HAVE TO A ROOKIE MISTAKE HERE, OR WE HAVE TO COLLUDE THE, UH, APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

UM, SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND DIVE, UH, UNANIMOUS TO REOPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING TO INCLUDE THE MINUTES.

OKAY.

NO OPPOSITION.

ALRIGHT.

THAT REOPENS THE PUBLIC HEARING.

AND THEN, UH, GO AHEAD.

AND, UH, WE'RE GOING TO APPROVE DRIVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AND THE MINUTES, NO PREVIOUS MEETING.

OKAY.

UH, PATRICIA SEGER, UH, HIT BY PENCIL ON A, OKAY.

I MOVE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND VOTE ON CLOTHES.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S GOOD.

I CANNOT HEAR ANY OF YOU.

CAN YOU HEAR, CAN YOU HEAR US? CAN YOU HEAR ME? HOLD ON.

LET ME TRY SOMETHING.

HEY CLAIRE, CAN YOU HEAR US? I CAN DEFINITELY.

I'VE GOT, I'VE GOT IT.

NOW.

YOU CAN HEAR GOOD.

OKAY.

YEAH.

EVERYONE WAS TRYING TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND IT'S ALL IN ONE MOTION.

YES.

DID WE? YOU COULD NOT HEAR ME, BUT, UH, THAT IS WHAT WE VOTED ON.

UM, OKAY.

WELL, I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

I HAVE A BIG MONITOR HERE AND APPARENTLY WHEN IT'S PLUGGED IN, I, UH, IT CUTS OUT THE VOLUME, SO HAVE TO WORK ON THAT ALL THE TIME.

SO, UH, SO I BELIEVE WE CAN MOVE INTO THE PRESENTATION FROM THE STATS.

AND SO MY QUESTION, ANDREW, ALL DAY AVAILABLE NOW TO MEET THEIR PRESENTATION, CAN WE SHARE OUR SHOT? YES.

OKAY.

SO WE'VE ONLY, WE SECONDED IT.

WE HAVEN'T VOTED YET ON, ON THAT, UM, PACKAGE MOTION.

OKAY.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND TAKE A VOTE ON, UH, THE CONSENT AGENDA AND THE MINUTES FROM THE FIRST MEETING.

UH, IT WAS, I GUESS, IN CLOSING THE PUBLIC HEARING AND CLOSING THE PUBLIC HEARING.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, OKAY, GO AHEAD AND RAISE YOUR CARDS.

OKAY.

EVERYBODY'S UH, THAT'S EVERYBODY, UH, LITTLE LOCATED.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, SO I BELIEVE WITH THAT, WE CAN NOW MOVE ON

[C1.2020 Imagine Austin Annual Report Presentation and discussion regarding 2020 Imagine Austin Annual Report. Staff: Mathew Dugan,Planning and Zoning Department, (512) 974-7665.]

TO ITEM C ONE, UH, WHICH IS A PRESENTATION FROM STAFF.

AND JUST SEE IF ANDREW SAYS THEY'RE GOOD TO GO.

SETH IS READY.

SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND, UH, HAVE THEM PULL UP THEIR PRESENTATION AND, UH, HEAR THE PRESENTATION ON THE 2020.

IMAGINE US AN ANNUAL REPORT AND A STAFF.

I'LL JUST ASK THAT YOU PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF.

UM, YOU KNOW, AS IF YOU CHANGE A STAFF MEMBER, JUST SO WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

LIKE STAR SIX.

OKAY.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

HEY, THIS IS MATT DOUGAN WITH THE PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT TO TALK ABOUT THE 2020.

IMAGINE TONIGHT, I'VE GOT A NUMBER OF THE PARTY PROGRAM CHAMPIONS, INCLUDING SAM TEDFORD AT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, AARON WOOD AT WATERSHED PROTECTION, MARISA FLORES AT AUSTIN WATER, KATHY DAILY ON AT AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH AND SPARTA AT PARKS AND RECREATION SAID, I'LL GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF THE REPORT

[00:15:01]

AND THEN HAND IT OVER TO THEM TO WALK OUT, TO WALK YOU THROUGH THEIR, THEIR SECTIONS.

SO THE CONTENT OF THIS ONLINE REPORT, IF YOU WOULD SCROLL DOWN, UM, INCLUDES, UH, THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF EACH PARTY PROGRAM, TEAM IMPLEMENTATION HIGHLIGHTS, AND THEN THE ACTION MATRIX AND A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND TO THIS IS A FULFILLING THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT WE HAVE WITH THE COMPASS OF PLAN.

SO WE HAVE TO REPORT ON OUR PROGRESS EVERY YEAR.

SO AUGUST 4TH, THE DRAFT OF THIS REPORT WAS DISTRIBUTED TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CONFERENCE OF PLANS, GIANT COMMITTEE, OR THEIR REVIEW TODAY, WE'RE TALKING WITH Y'ALL AND I BELIEVE NEXT MONTH, WE'RE GOING TO PRESENT IT TO A ZONING AND PLANNING COMMISSION.

THE 2020 HAS BEEN A YEAR.

THAT'S BEEN VERY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER YEARS.

UH, YOU'VE GOT, UH, A GLOBAL PANDEMIC, UM, PROTEST OVER SYSTEMIC RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY.

YOU GOT UNEMPLOYMENT EVICTIONS, BUSINESS CLOSURES, UH, OTHER ISSUES RELATED TO THE PANDEMIC.

UM, SO A LOT OF WAYS, UH, YEAH, DURING THIS, THIS YEAR, IT'S, IT'S BEEN A CHALLENGE REALLY JUST TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON INSTEAD OF SPEAK.

UM, YES, IT WAS KIND OF FIND OURSELVES HAVING TO REFOCUS OUR EFFORTS TOWARDS JUST KEEPING OUR RESIDENTS SAY PROVIDING UNDER ANTIOXIDANTS.

SO HE SORT OF SAYS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND SETTING UP TO PROVIDE EXTRA HELP TO THOSE WHO NEED IT THE MOST.

UM, AND SO AGAIN, YEAH, THE SECTIONS OF THE REPORT, YOU HAVE PARTY PROGRAMS, IMPLEMENTATION, HIGHLIGHTS AND MEET ACTION UPDATES.

UH, THE WAY WE STRUCTURED IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WAS TO CREATE EIGHT PARTY PREVENTING TEAMS. UM, EACH SCENE HAS A CHAMPION.

EACH TEAM HAS A DEPARTMENT LEAD.

UH, THEY HAVE A CROSS DEPARTMENTAL TEAM.

WE'VE GOT A SET OF ACTIONS AND INDICATORS, AND THEN THEY REPORT THEIR PROGRESS BACK TO US IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT EACH YEAR.

IF YOU WANT TO, FOR THE SECTION UP, YOU COULD GO OVER AND CLICK ON ACTUALLY MATRIX FOR THE TOP.

RIGHT, PLEASE.

UM, AND SO YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE 237 ACTIONS IN THE UNITED LAWSON COMPETENCY PLAN.

UM, AND THE DONUT, UH, GRAPH SHOWS UP ABOUT 45% ARE IN PROGRESS.

THAT MEANS THOSE ARE ACTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN PARTIALLY COMPLETED OR ARE UNDERWAY, UM, AND ABOUT 44 AND THAT'S, UH, UH, THE KEEL COLOR.

AND THEN ABOUT 44%, THAT'S THE BLUE COLOR AND THE GREEN COLOR.

THOSE ARE EITHER COMPLETE OR ONGOING, UM, SYDNEY, PRETTY GOOD PROGRESS ON, ON THOSE ACTIONS.

UM, I'LL SEE IF I CAN, I CAN GET THIS TO WORK.

UM, BUT YEAH, IF YOU CLICK ON ACTION MATRIX AND THEN SCROLL DOWN, JUST KIND OF SHOW YOU THE FUNCTIONALITY AND INTERACTIVE PART OF THE, OF THE REPORT.

IF YOU CLICK ON THAT FILTER, YOU CAN FILTER ALL OF THE 237 ACTIONS, YOU KNOW, CLICK OUT OF FILTER, PULL DOWN FOR UNIQUE ID, UH, SELECT, UH, CURRENT STATUS AND THEN THE OPTION, UM, YOU CAN KIND OF SELECT, UH, ONGOING AND THEN I'LL PULL UP ALL THOSE, UM, ALL THOSE ACTIONS FOR YOU TO SEE THAT HAVE THAT, THAT HAVE THAT STATUS AND A DESCRIPTION OF WHAT THE, UH, WHAT THE PROGRESS WAS THAT THIS YEAR.

UM, SO PRETTY NEAT PERSONALITY.

IT USED TO BE JUST A REALLY BIG EXCEL TABLE.

SO IT HAD THIS BROUGHT THIS OUT LAST YEAR AS JUST A REALLY BIG IMPROVEMENT FROM, UH, FROM YEARS PAST FOR THE USE OF THE REPORT.

UM, AND, UH, AND THEN JUST PEOPLE'S ACCESSIBILITY TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON WITH INDIVIDUAL ACTIONS.

UM, SO THAT I'LL GO AHEAD AND TURN IT OVER TO OUR, UH, FIRST PARTY FOR HIM CHAMPION.

AND THAT WOULD BE SAM PENFORD.

UM, SO IF YOU'LL HOVER OVER THE PARTY PROGRAM SECTION AND THEN CLICK HOUSEHOLD AFFORDABILITY, AND THEN, UH, SAM, DON'T FORGET TO HIT STAR SIX.

THANK YOU.

DID SAM HIT STAR SIX? YUP.

WE CAN HEAR SOME OF THAT OUT THERE.

ALL RIGHT.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

I GAVE A REALLY GOOD INTRODUCTION WHEN NO ONE IS THERE TO HEAR IT.

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GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS SAM TEDFORD, AND I'M A PLANNER WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

AND I WILL BE SHARING WITH YOU SOME OF THE PROGRESS MADE BY THE HOUSEHOLD AFFORDABILITY PARTY PROGRAM OVER THE PAST YEAR.

I'VE NOT MENTIONED, THIS HAS BEEN, I KNOW IT HAS IMPACTED JUST ABOUT EVERYONE OUT THERE.

SO, UM, WE'RE ALL AWARE OF THIS.

AND SO I'M GOING TO VERY BRIEFLY TRY AND COVER SOME OF THE WORK THAT THIS PARTY PROGRAM HAS DONE.

UM, BUT I ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO CHECK OUT THE REPORT FOR A BIT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF THE THINGS THAT I TALKED ABOUT.

UM, SO AS MATT MENTIONED, WE, WE DID HAVE TO END UP SHIFTING A LOT OF OUR EFFORTS TO MORE IMMEDIATE NEEDS AS A COVID A HIT IN 2020.

AND SO A BIG PART OF OUR STAFF HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO COVID RESPONSE.

UM, AND IN 2020, UH, WE, WE HAD HAD PLANS TO RAMP UP OUR EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AS PART OF OUR DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION PORTFOLIO FOR SOME TIME.

BUT IN EARLY 2020, WE REALLY HAD TO PRIORITIZE THOSE EFFORTS AND, UH, QUICKLY STEPPED UP TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE, TO HELP KEEP AUSTIN SAFE, HEALTHY, AND HOUSED DURING THE PANDEMIC.

WE ARE NOW IN THE SECOND PHASE OF OUR RENT FOR RELIEF OF EMERGENCY NEEDS FOR TENANTS PROGRAM.

UM, AND WE'LL BE DISTRIBUTING AN ADDITIONAL $17 MILLION OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS.

UM, AND WE ARE CURRENTLY STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ON A ROLLING BASIS FOR THIS RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

AND ALSO NOTE THIS ITERATION OF THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WILL ALSO BE COUPLED WITH OTHER TENANT STABILIZING SERVICES, SUCH AS EVICTION DEFENSE SERVICES, TENANT LANDLORD, MEDIATION SERVICES, RIGHT, TO CURE FUNDS, AS WELL AS, UM, FUNDS THAT WE HOPE YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE, BUT ARE THERE FOR TENANT RELOCATION SERVICES AS WELL.

SO THAT HAS TAKEN UP A LOT OF OUR PRIORITY IN THE, UM, JUST TRYING TO ADDRESS NEAR TERM ISSUES THAT ARE WRITING UP IN RESPONSE TO COVID.

BUT WE'VE ALSO, UM, IN THE PAST FEW YEARS HAVE BEEN WORKING TOWARDS IMPLEMENTING OUR LONGER TERM STRATEGIES AND OUR JUST PLACEMENT PREVENTION STRATEGY, UM, WHICH INCLUDED DEPLOYING CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS TO ABOUT 13 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERED APPROACHES, TO PRESENTING DISPLACEMENT AND INCREASING THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN AUSTIN.

AT THE END OF 2019, WE ALSO PARTNERED WITH THE OFFICE OF INNOVATION TO HOST THE DISPLACEMENT MITIGATION ACTION ACCELERATOR, UM, TO CATALYZE ACTION AND INNOVATION AROUND COMMUNITY GENERATED CONCEPTS.

AND IN THIS SPACE, WE ALSO OFFERED RESOURCES, UM, TUESDAYS THOSE ORGANIZATIONS WHO PITCHED THE IDEAS AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE UP TO $50,000 IN SEED MONEY FOR THE IDEA WE'RE ALSO ADVANCING, UM, SHARED EQUITY OWNERSHIP.

WE HAD ONE NOTABLE, UH, TASTES THAT WAS AFTER STRUGGLING FOR YEARS WITH THEIR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT.

THE RESIDENTS OF THE NORTH LAMAR AND MOBILE HOME PARKS ARE ABLE TO PURCHASE THE LAND UNDER THEIR HOMES WITH ASSISTANCE FROM A VARIETY OF ORGANIZATIONS, BUT THAT ALSO INCLUDED ABOUT TWO AND A HALF MILLION SMART, 2018 AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND DOLLARS, UM, HFC OR THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION HAS ALSO EXPANDED ITS COAST COMMUNITY LAND TRUST PROGRAM OVER THE PAST YEARS BY PUTTING ABOUT 20 NEW PROPERTY AS FROM THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF CITY OF AUSTIN EARLIER THIS YEAR, UM, ALONG WITH THE HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION IS LAND BANKING AND UTILIZING PUBLIC LAND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

UM, AGAIN, USING THOSE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND DOLLARS FROM 2018 WITH WE'RE IN THE PROCESS AND HAVE SUCCESSFULLY, UH, ACQUIRED LAND AND STRATEGIC LOCATION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO ADDRESS, UH, HOUSING BLUEPRINT GOALS.

UM, AN ATC IS ALSO CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING TOOTH VIDEOS OR AESP OWNED PROPERTIES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UM, AT 900 GARNER ROAD AND THE OTHER AT TILLEY PILLORY STREETS.

AND WE'RE ALSO INVESTING IN HOUSING FOR THOSE MOST IN NEED.

UM, PRIMARILY THROUGH OUR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, UM, USING BOND DOLLARS AND, AND OTHER FEDERAL FUNDING.

OFTEN TIMES WE'RE ABLE TO COME TOGETHER TO HELP PROVIDE FUNDING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS ACROSS THE CITY.

UM, AND THROUGH THESE PROGRAMS, WE'RE GENERATING HUNDREDS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS THAT PREDOMINANTLY SERVE HOUSEHOLDS MAKING LESS THAN 50% AND 30% OF THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME IN AUSTIN, UM, THAT IS AT A HIGH LEVEL OF WHAT I'M GOING TO COVER.

UM, THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME.

AND, UM, I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING MORE FROM YOU.

I SAID, GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, AND THEN AARON WOULD, CAN GO NEXT.

[00:25:07]

HEY, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

MY NAME IS AARON WOOD.

I'M A PLANNER WITH THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT AND A CHAMPION FOR THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITY PROGRAM.

UM, SO AS SAM MENTIONED, I'M GOING TO GO OVER A FEW BRIEF HIGHLIGHTS WITH YOU TONIGHT, BUT DEFINITELY ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK OUT THE REPORT TO GO IN MORE IN DEPTH ON SOME OF THESE RESOURCES THAT I'M GOING TO HIGHLIGHT.

UM, JUST A QUICK REMINDER OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, THE WAY IT'S DEFINED BY IMAGINE AUSTIN, UM, IS VERY BROAD.

SOME FOLKS LIKE THE EPA IS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE TO TALK MORE ABOUT STORM WATER.

UM, THE IMAGINE AUSTIN DEFINITION AGREEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE FOCUSES ON PARKS, OPEN SPACES, OUR URBAN FOREST, OUR WATERWAYS, OUR LANDSCAPES, UM, OUR URBAN AGRICULTURE ASSETS HABITAT, KIND OF ALL THINGS GREEN, UH, IN THE CITY.

UM, AND SO THIS YEAR, UH, WE WERE ABLE TO WATCH, UH, A NUMBER OF ONLINE RESOURCES, UM, THAT HOPEFULLY, YOU KNOW, CAME IN, UM, PROVED TO BE EXTRA HELPFUL, UM, AS MORE PEOPLE WERE SHELTERING IN PLACE.

UM, AND SO ONE OF THOSE WAS OUR NEW, UH, GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE STORY MAP.

UH, IT'S AN ONLINE WEB TOOL, UH, THAT FOLKS CAN GO TO AND CHECK OUT ALL THE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS OF GREEN OF THE SEARCHER IN THE CITY.

IT TIES TOGETHER, YOU KNOW, ALL THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS AND THE PROGRAMS WE HAVE WHERE YOU CAN LEARN MORE IN DEPTH, YOU KNOW, WHAT THE CITY IS DOING AND HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED.

YOU CAN LOOK AT MAPS.

UM, SO THAT'S A TOOL WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT TO HELP CONNECT FOLKS WITH OUR RESOURCES ON GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND YOU CAN GET THERE AT AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV/ATX GREEN.

UM, LAST NOVEMBER, MARCH THE ADOPTION OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, LONG RANGE PLAN, OUR PARKS, OUR FUTURE, UH, WHICH WILL SERVE AS THE 10 YEAR PLAN GOING FORWARD.

UH, FOR OUR FIRST DEPARTMENT, IT'S SET SOME AMBITIOUS GOALS AROUND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, UM, LIKE ADDING AT LEAST 4,000 NEW ACRES OF PARKLAND OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS AND INCREASING, UH, NATURAL AREAS AND NATURE EXPERIENCES WITHIN OUR PARKS.

UM, THE COMMUNITY CLIMATE PLAN IS BEING UPDATED THIS YEAR.

UM, A BIG THING THAT HAPPENED ON THAT FRONT FROM A GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PERSPECTIVE WITH THE INCORPORATION OF NATURAL SYSTEMS. AND SO LOOKING HOW OUR GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CAN HELP TO MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS AND ALSO HELP MAKE OUR COMMUNITY MORE RESILIENT.

UH, THE DRAFT VERSION OF THAT PLAN ACTUALLY JUST WAS RELEASED A WEEK OR TWO AGO, UH, THE CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN.

AND SO YOU CAN CHECK THAT OUT ONLINE, UM, AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV/CLIMATE PLAN.

UM, AND I BELIEVE PUBLIC COMMENT IS OPEN ON THAT THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH ON A SPEAK UP AUSTIN.

UM, OUR IS CONNECTING CHILDREN TO NATURE PROGRAM HAS DONE A LOT OF GREAT WORK WITH GRANTS THIS YEAR.

I'M SORRY, THE ADVENTURES OF WORKING AT HOME WITH CHILDREN.

SO THEY THEY'VE DONE A LOT OF GREAT WORK, UM, GETTING MORE NATURE-BASED PLAY INSTALLATIONS IN OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

UM, WE'VE HAD SOME GREAT WORK DONE WITH GREEN JOBS TRAINING, UH, WITH THE PARK RANGER CADET PROGRAM.

THAT'S WORKING WITH HIGH SCHOOLS, UM, ON GREEN JOBS TRAINING RELATED TO OUR, UM, PARK RANGER PROGRAM.

UM, AS WELL AS SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES PROVIDED BY THE CITY'S INNOVATION OFFICE, AS FAR AS CHALLENGES THIS YEAR, YOU KNOW, DEFINITELY, UH, SAM TALKED ABOUT AND MATT AT THE BEGINNING, YOU KNOW, ADJUSTING THE COVID HAS BEEN A BIG, UM, PART OF OUR WORK THIS YEAR.

AND SO A LOT OF THAT WAS FINDING WAYS, UM, TO BRING GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE TO PEOPLE ARE SHELTERING IN PLACE AND ALSO MAKING FOLKS WHO WERE GETTING OUT AND USING OUR PARKING PRESERVES MORE, UM, TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT IN A SAFE WAY.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, THE PARKS DEPARTMENT IN THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS HAS BEEN PROMOTING THEIR TAGLINE OF SPREAD KINDNESS, NOT COVID.

UH, SO WE HAVE A LOT OF VIRTUAL RESOURCES THAT LAST AROUND THAT YOU CAN TAKE TOURS OF PARKING PRESERVES THAT ARE GUIDED BY OUR PARK RANGERS.

I THINK URBAN FORESTRY PUT OUT A COLORING BOOK, WATERSHED PROTECTION LAUNCH, A NUMBER OF VIDEOS, UM, BOTH FOR ADULTS AND FOR CHILDREN.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WILL, THE MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS ARE CONTINUING TO WORK ON.

UM, WE'VE ALSO BEEN WORKING WITH THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY TO EXPLORE WAYS TO INTEGRATE MORE COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE INTO OUR GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE RESOURCES, SPECIFICALLY OUR FLOOD PLAIN.

AND SO THAT'S A STUDY THAT'S JUST KICKING OFF, BUT

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HOPEFULLY, UM, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD SOME GOOD LUCK IN THE PAST WITH LIKE THE CHERRY CREEK COMMUNITY GARDEN.

UM, AND WITH THAT, UH, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, OTHERWISE I ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SO I GUESS ANDREW IS AT THE END OF OUR 15 MINUTES.

THAT'S QUITE SURE.

UH, I GUESS, DO WE, UH, I GUESS MR. DOUGAN, DO YOU STILL HAVE MORE PRESENTERS? I'VE GOT THREE MORE IF Y'ALL HAVE TIME FOR IT.

OKAY.

UH, CAN I JUST SAY, DOES ANYBODY HAVE OPPOSITION TO EXTENDING? OKAY, SO LET'S TRY FOR ANOTHER 10 MINUTES AT THE MOST, IF WE CAN WRAP, WRAP THIS UP AND THAT AMOUNT OF TIME.

OKAY.

VERY GOOD.

SO IF YOU HOVER OVER PARTY PROGRAMS AND THEN CLICK ON SUSTAINABLE WATER.

OKAY.

I GUESS JUST TO MAKE IT OFFICIAL, I THINK I COUNTED UNANIMOUS, RIGHT.

EVERYBODY'S IN SUPPORTIVE EXTENDING.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE GOOD CHARTS.

WHAT TIME? UH, WE'RE GOING TO EXTEND TILL, UH, YOU'LL GET SIX 41 FOR THE REMAINDER FOR 10 MORE MINUTES.

SIX 41.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, MATT.

THANK YOU.

SO JUST REMINDER, STAR SIX TO UNMUTE.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS .

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN.

I CAN HEAR YOU.

OKAY, GREAT.

JAMIE COMMISSIONER, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR, UM, GETTING SOME ADDITIONAL PARTS OF THIS PRESENTATION.

MY NAME'S AND I'M THE WATER RESOURCES AND SUPPLY PROGRAM MANAGER AT AUSTIN WATER.

THE CITY'S DRINKING WATER WASTEWATER AND RECLAIMED WATER UTILITY.

I'LL GO THROUGH SOME HIGHLIGHTS ON OUR PROGRESS.

IF WE'RE THE SUSTAINABLY MANAGE OUR WATER RESOURCES PRIORITY PROGRAM FAIRLY QUICKLY, UM, CAN START OFF WITH IN NOVEMBER, 2019, COUNCIL APPROVED AN UPDATE TO AUSTIN SPARKLING REGULATIONS AFTER NUMEROUS PUBLIC MEETINGS AND SIGNIFICANT INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY, UM, THAT, UH, WATERSHED INCORPORATED INTO THESE UPDATED REGULATIONS.

UM, THE UPDATE WAS CREATED IN RESPONSE TO THE NOAH DORIC RAINFALL, UH, CALLED ATLAS 14.

AND THE MOST SIGNIFICANT OUTCOME OF THOSE CHANGES WAS AT THE 500 YEAR FLOOD.

PLAIN IS NOW A HE THERE'S REGULATORY SIDE CLAIM STUDIES ARE, ARE COMPLETE.

THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE THAT HELPS TO INCREASE OUR COMMUNITY'S RESILIENCE AND PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY.

WHAT IS CONSTRUCTION OPTIONS? THEY'RE TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION DELIVERY PROCESS CALLED INDEFINITE DELIVERY.

INDEFINITE QUANTITY THAT'LL HELP THEM.

BOTH PROJECTS ARE MAYBE TOO LARGE TO GO WITH IN HOUSE CREWS THAT ARE ACTUALLY DOING SMALL TO ASSURE A SUCCESSFUL BUILDING, BUT A BUILDING IS PART OF A TRADITIONAL CIP, A COMPETITIVE BID TRAGIC.

UM, TODAY 24 WORTH OF FORMANTS HAS BEEN COMPLETED AT FIRST ID.

I KEEP IT THROUGH, UM, THAT INCLUDES FIVE NEW RAIN GARDENS, CENTRAL HUNDRED AND 50 FEET OF REPAIRED AS TRAMPING.

UH, IN ADDITION, IN TERMS OF SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT, WHEN WE WERE TALKING MORE ABOUT MANAGING THE WATER THAT WE USE FOR DRINKING WATER FOR BATHING, FOR ACCURATE IRRIGATION, LAST YEAR'S PROGRESS INCLUDED A RECORD LOW 120 GPCD GALLONS PER CAPITA PER DAY, WATER YOU, AND THAT WAS ACHIEVED THROUGH WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAMS. THE TARDIES PUT IN PLACE, INCLUDING A MANDATORY ONCE A WEEK WATERING SCHEDULE FOR AUTOMATIC IRRIGATION SYSTEM.

IF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH WATERFORD OR A 100 YEAR INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCE PLAN THAT WAS APPROVED BY COUNCIL IN 2018, WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO BE WITH IN THAT? CAN YOU GET TO IMPLEMENT THAT WATERFORD PLAN? SOME HIGHLIGHTS ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION INCLUDE PROGRESS.

SO AN ONSITE BLACKWATER WE SYSTEM AT THE NEW PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, UM, WE MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS TOWARDS, UH, HAVING THAT ONSITE WE ASSIST AND PUT IN PLACE, AND THAT'LL BE USED A WATER THAT'S FRESH IN THE TOILETS OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, TREAT THAT WATER SO THAT IT CAN BE USED FOR OUTDOOR IRRIGATION.

YEAH.

SOMEBODY PROGRESS TOWARDS HIM IMPLEMENTING AN AQUIFER STORAGE AND RECOVERY PILOT PROJECT.

AND THAT WOULD BE A PROJECT THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO TAKE WATER DURING WHAT TIMES DO I SEE THAT IN A NATURALLY OCCURRING AQUIFER SO THAT WE CAN PULL THAT BACK OUT DURING DRY TIMES AND USE THAT AS A DROUGHT RESILIENCY STRATEGY, UH, AUSTIN WATER, ALSO A CONTINUED COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WITH BRADFORD, INCLUDING TWO PUBLIC WORKSHOPS ON ONSITE LEAVE CODE CHANGES.

YEAH.

COUNCIL DIRECTED TO BE INCLUDED IN THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE.

WE ALSO HOSTED A CLIMATE

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TRAINING FOR TEXAS WATER PROFESSIONALS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WATER UTILITY CLIMATE ALLIANCE.

AND THAT TRAINING PROVIDED INFORMATION FOR OTHER TESTS, IF YOU TIRED OR INCORPORATE CLIMATE CHANGE IN THEIR WATER RESOURCE PLANNING AND, AND WATER AND WATERSHED PROTECTION ALSO DO OTHER THAN THE U S WATER ALLIANCE HAS ONE WATER SUMMIT THAT WAS HELD HERE IN AUSTIN IN SEPTEMBER, 2019.

AND THAT SUMMIT PARTICIPANTS THAT DETERMINE NUMBER OF SUMMIT PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED OVER 1000 WATER LEADERS, PRACTITIONERS, ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, STAKEHOLDERS, I'LL COME IN TO TALK ABOUT WAYS TO CREATE MORE HOLISTIC PLANS AND APPROACHES TO MANAGING OUR WATER RESOURCES.

THAT'S SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS, UM, THE MORE INFORMATION IN THE REPORT ONLINE, WHICH I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO THANK YOU.

I GUESS IF YOU'LL HOVER OVER FRIDAY PROGRAM AND THEN CLICK ON HEALTHY AUSTIN TO GO NEXT.

YES.

HI, THIS IS KATHY DENDREON I'M WITH AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH AND GOING TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF THE HEALTHY AUSTIN, UH, PARTY PROGRAM REPORT.

UM, I THINK IT'S BEEN SAID MULTIPLE TIMES AND WE REVISIT, AGAIN, WE'D BE REMISSED.

IF THE PRIORITY PROGRAM HEALTHY AUSTIN PARTY PROGRAM, DIDN'T IDENTIFY PANDEMIC RESPONSES, A MAJOR HIGHLIGHT, AND THIS REPORT, UM, THIS IS PROBABLY A ONCE IN A LIFETIME SITUATION THAT WE'RE LIVING IN.

AND I THINK THE OPPORTUNITY AND THE COLLABORATION THAT WE'VE HAD ACROSS THE CITY AFFECTING MULTIPLE CITY DEPARTMENTS AND, AND PARTNERSHIPS AND NONPROFITS AND, UH, COMMUNITY MEMBERS HAS REALLY TAKEN A, TAKEN A HEROIC FEU ROIC EFFORT TO REALLY BRING ABOUT A RESPONSE THAT, UM, HOPEFULLY PROTECTED A MAJORITY OF OUR COMMUNITY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE FROM THIS DEADLY DISEASE.

UM, I THINK, UH, WANT TO JUST SCROLL DOWN SO YOU CAN SEE THE OVERALL RESPONSE.

UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH ALL OF THE TESTING SITES THAT WE WERE ABLE TO STAND UP, BUT ALSO THERE'S AN ONLINE PLATFORM FOR, UM, INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED ACCESS TO FREE TESTING.

UM, AS WELL AS THE CALL CENTER TO HELP INDIVIDUALS NAVIGATE TO, UM, A LITANY OF DIFFERENT RESOURCES, INCLUDING ISOLATION, UM, FACILITY SUPPORT, IF THEY'RE IN A PLACE THAT THEY CAN NOT SOCIAL DISTANCE, UM, IF THEY ARE, UM, IN FACT, IN FACT, IT WOULD COVERT OR MAYBE AT RISK FOR BEING INFECTED EFFECTIVELY.

COVID THERE ARE THOSE OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE RESOURCES, AS WELL AS RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO, UM, UH, FOODS, UM, UM, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.

THERE'S JUST BEEN A WHOLE HOST OF, UM, SUPPORT THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING TO TRY TO ESTABLISH SO THAT NO ONE, UM, IS, UM, SPECIFICALLY BURDENED BY THIS DISEASE, HOW THAT BEING SAID, I THINK AN IMPORTANT CHALLENGE THAT I'M WANTING TO JUMP INTO THAT BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WE'RE, UM, UH, TIME SENSITIVE HERE.

I WAS ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR ON THIS PARTY PROGRAM.

WE HAVE THREE MEASURES THAT WE KNOW ARE TRACKING, UH, THAT ARE, ARE WE'RE BEHIND ON.

AND WE WERE BEHIND IN THEM BEFORE WE GOT INTO PANDEMIC.

UM, AND THAT IS CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, DIABETES, AND OBESITY.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT THOSE ARE RISK FACTORS FOR INDIVIDUALS.

UH, SO IF THEY SHOULD CONTRACT COVID TO HAVE A HIGHER BURDEN OF DISEASE POTENTIALLY, AND, UM, MAY NOT HAVE A, UH, GOOD HEALTH OUTCOME AS A RESULT.

AND SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE REALLY LEARNED AND A CHALLENGE FOR THIS FRIDAY PROGRAM DURING THIS TIME HAS BEEN THOSE JUST VARIOUS THAT EXIST IN OUR COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN EVEN MORE HIGHLIGHTED AS WE, UM, SEE A DISEASE THAT HAS AFFECTED OUR COMMUNITY AND NOT JUST, UM, THOSE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS, BUT ALSO THE CONDITIONS THAT PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN, WHAT THEIR HOUSING SITUATION ALLOWS IS IT ALLOWS FOR THEM TO HAVE, UM, ABILITY TO SOCIAL DISTANCE.

DO THEY, ARE THEY LIVING IN AN ENERGY INTERGENERATIONAL SITUATION? UM, DOES THEIR JOB ALLOW THEM TO STAY HOME IF THEY NEED TO SO THEY CAN, UM, PROTECT THEMSELVES IF THEY'RE AT HIGH RISK.

SO THOSE ARE DEFINITELY STRUCTURAL INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES THAT WE SEE WITHIN OUR CITY THAT, UM, WE WORKED FOR AND IMAGINE OFTEN YEAR OVER YEAR, BUT WE SAW A LOT OF THAT COME TO BEAR DURING THE, UM, DURING THE PANDEMIC.

I DO ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ THE REST OF OUR REPORTS, THAT YOU'VE GOT ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT WE'VE WORKED ON THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, UM, BUILDING AND OPENING A NEW PARK IN COLONY PARK.

ONE OF THOSE AREAS THAT WE KNOW IS, UH, THEN, UH, HAD, UH, INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY, UM, UH, POOR HEALTH OUTCOMES THAT WE'VE ACTUALLY SEEN SOME OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE THERE, TO HELP, UH, BETTER SUPPORT THAT COMMUNITY, TO, UM, BE ABLE TO MAKE BETTER, HEALTHIER CHOICES, UM, AS WELL AS, UM, PROGRAMS TO HELP CONTINUE TO, UM, FEED, UH, OUR, OUR COMMUNITY, UM, AND ALSO PROVIDE, UH, ACCESS TO ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION.

SO THOSE ARE SOME KEY THINGS THAT WE REALLY WORKED ON THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

UM, AGAIN, IN A YEAR OF COVID, EVERYTHING HAS A DIFFERENT LENS AS WE MOVE FORWARD AND, UH, HAS REALLY OPENED OUR EYES TO, TO JUST HOW, UH, HOW HEALTH AFFECTS EVERYTHING THAT WE DO.

UM, UM, WITH THAT, UM, I WILL

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YIELD TO THE NEXT PRESENTER.

THANK YOU.

THANKS, KATHY.

SO FEEL HAVE OVER PARTY PROGRAMS AND THEN CLICK ON CREATIVE ECONOMY.

SO I'LL HAVE LAURA BRING US HOME.

HELLO.

THIS IS TODD.

HOW MUCH MORE TIME DO YOU THINK YOU'LL NEED TO FINISH? YEAH, TODD I'M HERE.

YEAH.

HOW MUCH MORE TIME DO YOU THINK I WANT TO GIVE YOU GUYS TIME? I DON'T WANT TO CUT YOU SHORT, YOU THINK FIVE MINUTES IF WE GIVE YOU FIVE MORE MINUTES, BUT I'D DO IT A LITTLE MORE FOR CENTER LAURA.

SO, UM, OKAY.

SO COULD I JUST SEE A SHOW OF FOLKS I'M SUPPORTIVE EXTENDING FOR FIVE MORE MINUTES? ALRIGHT.

AND I CAN'T SEE, LET'S SEE THE PRESENTATION.

AH, LET'S SEE.

I THINK WE GOT EVERYBODY HERE.

THERE WE GO.

UH, OKAY.

GREG AND JAMES.

YOU GUYS.

WE'RE GOOD.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, THAT'S EVERYONE.

OKAY, GO AHEAD, MATT AND CONTINUE.

AND WE'LL GO TO A SIX 46 46.

GO AHEAD, LAURA, AND JUST MAKE SURE YOU HIT STAR SIX.

THANK YOU.

HELLO.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL ALRIGHT.

UH, MY NAME IS LAURA, AS FAR AS THE, I'M THE CHAMPION OF THE CREATIVE ECONOMY PRIORITY PLANNING TEAM AND BC BEFORE COVID IN 2019, WE HAD PRIORITIZED HERITAGE TOURISM AS OUR FOCUS IN OUR SHORT TERM TASKS.

THESE WERE TASKS THAT WERE NOT CLAIMED BY OTHER, UM, PRIORITY, UM, PLANNING TEAMS. AND WE FELT THAT THERE WAS A COHESION BETWEEN HERITAGE TOURISM AND CULTURAL NIGHTS.

AND SO WE TOOK THEM ON.

AND, UH, IN THAT TIME PERIOD, UM, THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT INAUGURATED THEIR HERITAGE TOURISM DIVISION AND IMPLEMENTED ITS FIRST GRANT PROGRAM IN THE SAME PERIOD, THE PARKS DEPARTMENT FOUNDED THEIR OWN HERITAGE TOURISM DIVISION AND, UH, DEVELOPED MARKETING STRATEGIES TO MARKET CARDS, CREATIVE SPACES.

WE ALSO WORKED ON CREATING ACCESS TO SPACES, UH, THROUGH, UH, THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, UH, DEPARTMENT'S GRANTS PROGRAM, AS WELL AS THE PARKS DEPARTMENTS, ARTISTS ACCESS PROGRAM, WHERE WE PROVIDE FREE OR LOW COST, UM, FOR HER SOCIAL AND PERFORMING SPACE TO, UM, APPLICANT, UH, THEATER COMPANIES.

BUT THEN, UH, THE WORLD CHANGED IN MARCH OF 2020, AND, UH, EDD SHIFTED TO PROVIDING THE COVERAGE RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS.

THEY, UH, HAVE, UH, THEY HAD CONDUCTED FIVE DIFFERENT BELIEF PROGRAMS, UH, INCLUDING THE AUSTIN CREATIVE SPACE, DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAM, THE AUSTIN CREATIVE WORKER RELIEF PROGRAM, THE AUSTIN ECONOMIC INJURY BRIDGE LOAN PROGRAM.

THEY ALSO LOSE IT DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAM, THE AUSTIN NONPROFIT RELIEF PROGRAM AND THE AUSTIN SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF PROGRAM THAT ALSO, UH, SERVED, UH, ARTISTS, UH, SERVING AS MANY AS 808,500 INQUIRIES, UH, FROM ARTISTS.

MEANWHILE, PARD SHIFTED TO ONLINE PROGRAMMING, UH, PROVIDING 450 PIECES OF PROGRAMS, EXHIBITS, STUDIO TOURS, ADULT CLASSES, EVEN AN ONLINE SUMMER CAMP AND FESTIVALS SHIFTED TO ONLINE AUDIENCES RECEIVING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PARTICIPANTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

UH, THE AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY ALSO SHIFTED TO ONLINE PROGRAMMING.

UM, SO ARTISTS ARE HIT THREE TIMES BY THIS CRISIS, THE HIP, BECAUSE THEY'RE ARTISTS THEY'RE HIT BECAUSE THEY'RE HOSPITALITY WORKERS AND THEY'RE HIT BECAUSE THEY ARE ALSO EVENT WORKERS.

UM, AND SO, UH, WE'RE, UH,

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WORKING TOGETHER TO PROVIDE AS MANY OPPORTUNITIES AS WE CAN, NOT ONLY FOR RELIEF, BUT TO PROVIDE WORK OR FOR ARTISTS RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU.

WE'VE GOT ONE MORE MINUTE, MATT, IF YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND, UH, CONCLUDE THE PRESENTATION.

UH, NO, THAT'S IT.

THAT'S ABOUT ALL.

WE HAD TO REALLY APPRECIATE THE PRIDE PROGRAM CHAMPIONS JOINING ME TO WALK YOU THROUGH THIS AND, UM, JUST WANNA INVITE FOLKS TO DIG INTO THE REPORT, UM, KIND OF GET UP, UH, IF YOU JUST WANT AN OVERVIEW, YOU CAN DO THAT.

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO DIVE DOWN AT THOSE ACTIONS, DRILL DOWN INTO THOSE, YOU CAN DO THAT AS WELL.

SO, UH, MAN, IF YOU CAN HANG ON, WE'RE GOING TO ALLOW THE CONDITIONERS TO JUST GO ROUND ROBIN AND ASK QUESTIONS.

SO THEY'LL HAVE FIVE MINUTES, UH, EACH TO KIND OF, UH, UM, YOU KNOW, ASK QUESTIONS OF EACH OF YOUR TEAM THAT THAT'S OKAY IF YOU GUYS CAN STAY ON.

AND, UH, I GUESS AS WE'VE REPEATED, JUST, I DON'T REMEMBER TO HIT STAR SIX TO ENVIED.

UM, SO I JUST STARTING A ROUND ROBIN.

DOES SOMEBODY WANT TO START OUT, UM, HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE, IMAGINE AUSTIN A BIT, ANYONE? I HAVE A QUESTION.

OKAY.

THANKS JERRY.

SORRY, I SORRY.

BUT, UM, I JUST WANTED TO ASK A QUICK QUESTION ON THE AFFORDABILITY IF THEY HAD A BREAKDOWN OF RENTAL VERSUS OWNERSHIP, UM, UNITS THAT WE WOULD THAT, UH, FOR THE US HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION SITES THAT WERE MENTIONED, I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE THAT.

HI, THIS IS SAM PEPPER AGAIN WITH THE HOUSEHOLD BEFORE DISABILITY PROGRAM.

UM, SO THERE IS ON THE HOUSEHOLD PRIORITY PROGRAM, HUSTLED AFFORDABILITY PAGE.

THERE'S A TABLE INCLUDED THERE THAT I THINK THIS TABLE MIGHT NOT BE INCLUSIVE OF EVERYTHING THAT HAS PASSED, UH, TO DATE, BUT IT WAS, I BELIEVE UP TODAY AS OF AUGUST AND IN THAT TABLE KIND OF MIDWAY DOWN UNDER HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE.

UM, THAT TABLE ON THE FAR RIGHT HAS A FIELD THAT SAYS TOTAL AND TENURE, AND THAT'S GOING TO SHOW THE BREAKDOWN.

SO THEY'RE ARE MAJORITY RENTAL UNITS.

UM, BUT THERE WAS A NOTABLE, UM, PROJECT WITH 57 OWNERSHIP AT FOURTH AND ONION DEVELOPED BY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AS OPPOSED TO SMALLER HOME OWNERSHIP OF DEVELOPMENTS.

ONE BY CUDDLE WAS THE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND THE OTHER PLACE, SPRINGDALE ARTS.

THANKS.

I WAS CURIOUS ABOUT THE TWO THAT WERE MENTIONED, THE TILLARY SQUARE ONE AND A GARDENER.

OH, OH, SORRY ABOUT THAT.

YEAH.

SO THIS PROJECT HAS RECENTLY, UH, I BELIEVE THERE WAS A SOLICITATION THAT THERE WAS A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THESE TWO SITES THAT WENT OUT.

UH, I'M A LITTLE FUZZY ON THE TIMELINE.

I THINK I HAVE CORN KING, BRANDON.

I CAN'T REMEMBER WHEN, WHEN THIS HAPPENED, BUT UM, THOSE SOLICITATIONS WERE OUT AT LEAST IN THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS.

AND, UM, AND SO I IMAGINE THEY ARE STILL REVIEWING THOSE PROPOSALS AT THIS TIME.

SO I DON'T KNOW, UH, RIGHT NOW IT WILL BE EVEN CORE OWNERSHIP PRODUCTS.

UM, AND I DON'T EVEN THINK WE HAVE AN ESTIMATE YET OF THE NUMBER OF UNITS THAT WE'RE EXPECTING FROM THOSE PROJECTS JUST YET.

SO I DON'T KNOW YET.

THAT'S OKAY.

THANK YOU NEXT PLEASE.

YES, PLEASE.

THE QUESTION IS FOR CASSIE IN YOUR SLIDES, YOU MENTIONED ABOUT THE RISE.

DO YOU KNOW IF THERE'S GOING TO BE A SECOND ROUND FOR THE NONPROFITS? THE REPORT, IMAGINE THE HEALTHY AUSTIN ANNUAL REPORT INDICATES THE, UM, THE RISE FUNDS THAT WE RECEIVED.

UM, AND IT WAS 25, $25 MILLION IN RELIEF, UM, FOR STATE EMERGENCY MONIES FOR DIRECT RELIEF AND DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS.

AND SO THOSE FUNDS WERE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH, UM, AND, UM, WE CAN PROVIDE SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WHO THOSE NONPROFIT PARTNERS WERE THAT WERE IN RECEIPT OF THOSE CONTRACTS.

I DON'T HAVE THAT INFORMATION OVERLY AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW, INFORMATION ON THE NONPROFITS CAUSE I'M WORKING WITH ONE OF THEM.

I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THERE'S GOING TO BE ADDITIONAL SOMEDAY TIME, WHAT WE'RE ACTUALLY, UM, WHAT WE

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WERE IN RECEIPT OF AND WHAT, UM, ALSO PUBLIC HEALTH, WHAT WE WERE ABLE TO DISTRIBUTE.

I'M NOT AWARE OF ADDITIONAL THING THAT WE HAD THAT WERE BEING ALLOCATED YET AT THIS POINT.

UM, SO I WOULD HAVE TO, UM, YOU KNOW, ONCE WE HAVE THAT MORE INFORMATION WE CAN BE ABLE TO SHARE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COMMISSIONER.

SHAY, DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION? ALRIGHT, CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME? SO I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

UM, I'M SEEING QUITE A FEW PROJECTS COME IN FRONT OF US AND A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT GREEN INFRASTRUCTURES, WHETHER IN SITE PLANS AND DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND I SEE THE NEED THAT WE WANT TO KEEP MOVING TOWARDS, YOU KNOW, SOME TYPE OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, BUT WHAT I'M SEEING AS ALSO THERE'S A CONFLICT AS WE LOOK AT, UM, YOU KNOW, GREATER DEVELOPMENT OF LIKE PRELIMINARY PANS, UM, SUBDIVISIONS AND DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND WHAT I'M SEEING AS KIND OF LIKE WE'RE STUCK IN PART OF AN OLD WAY OF DOING ENGINEERING, WHERE WE'RE STUCK INTO LIKE CERTAIN, UM, UH, I GUESS KIND OF LIKE THE CERTAIN STANDARDS, RIGHT? WE LACK A LEVEL OF INNOVATION TO ALLOW DEVELOPMENTS REALLY PURSUED GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND WE'VE SEEN A PUSH AND A DESIRE TO HEAD THAT WAY.

YET OUR ZONING IS STUCK INTO PUSHING US TO USE OLD WAYS.

EVEN OUR OWN CODES ARE STILL ARCHAIC.

YOU KNOW, IT COULD BE OUR CRITERIA MANUALS.

IT COULD BE THE STANDARDS THAT ARE IN OUR STANDARDS BOOK.

SO WHERE ARE WE MOVING OVERALL IN THE OVERALL VISION AND THE CITY WHEN IT COMES TO BRINGING GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, INNOVATIVE IDEAS THAT WE CAN ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN WITHIN DEVELOPMENTS AS WELL AS INFRASTRUCTURE.

SO THEY CAN ANSWER THAT.

HI, I'M WHITE.

AGAIN, I WATERSHED PROTECTION.

UM, I'LL OFFER A FEW THINGS ON THAT.

UH, IT'S A PRETTY BIG QUESTION AND DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT WAS FRONT AND CENTER DURING THE, UH, DISCUSSIONS AROUND THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE REVISION.

UM, AND SO I THINK, YOU KNOW, WHEN THAT, UM, IS RESOLVED AND COMES BACK FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION, YOU KNOW, I THINK THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PROPOSALS IN THAT THAT STAFF WORKED ON WITH THE COMMISSIONS AS WELL AS STAKEHOLDERS, UM, AND PROFESSIONAL DESIGN GROUPS TO HELP DEVELOP, UH, ONE OF THOSE BEING THE FUNCTIONAL GREEN, UH, PROPOSALS THAT TOOK A NEW APPROACH TO THE LANDSCAPE ORDINANCE AND OF TRYING TO BE LESS PRESCRIPTIVE, UM, AND INSTEAD OFFERING, UM, SO MUCH OF PROGRAMS IN SEATTLE AND WASHINGTON DC AND MENU OF DIFFERENT, UM, TYPES OF LANDSCAPING APPROACHES, UM, YOU KNOW, UM, WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES, WATER AQUATIC PRACTICES, BUT THE DESIGNERS COULD BE MORE FLEXIBLE IN THEIR APPROACH AND PICK AND CHOOSE FROM THAT, UH, TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE MEETING A CERTAIN SCORE THAT ACHIEVED THE TYPE OF LANDSCAPE ORDINANCE WITHOUT BEING AS PRESCRIPTIVE THIS MANY FEET FROM THE BUILDING OR THIS MANY PLANTS GO HERE.

UM, ANOTHER THING THAT YOU KNOW WAS IN THERE WITH THE GREEN STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS.

SO, UM, SHIFTING FROM STORM WATER MANAGEMENT FOR WATER QUALITY MORE IN THE DIRECTION OF, UH, GREEN ALTERNATIVES LIKE RAINWATER, HARVESTING, RAIN GARDENS, UH, THINGS THAT CAN BE INCORPORATED MORE INTO THE LANDSCAPE, UM, MAYBE FOR THE SITE RATHER THAN, YOU KNOW, KIND OF A CONCRETE BOX IT'S RELEGATED TO THE BACK CORNER.

AND SO THOSE ARE A COUPLE OF SAMPLES THAT DEFINITELY, YOU KNOW, AS THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE AND THE ASSOCIATED CRITERIA COME BACK FOR CONSIDERATION, I WILL BE A NUMBER OF THINGS, BUT FIGURING OUT WAYS TO BALANCE, UM, YOU KNOW, DESIGN FLEXIBILITY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS.

OKAY.

AND MY QUESTION, CAUSE MY CONCERN THOUGH, IS THAT WE'RE SITTING HERE TALKING ABOUT WE'RE WAITING FOR THE LAND.

AND SO HOW ARE WE INTEGRATING THAT INTO, UH, I MEAN, IS THAT WHAT WE'RE DOING? WHAT WE'RE WAITING FOR A LOT OF THESE THINGS TO GET IMPLEMENTED AND BY WAITING FOR THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, OR CAN WE START INCORPORATING THAT INTO OUR CURRENT SYSTEM? YOU KNOW, ARE WE WORKING WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS IF A PROJECT COMES IN? OKAY.

THAT WAS A GREAT IDEA.

WE GOTTA WAIT.

AND MICHAEL SAID IS MORE OF LIKE THESE OPPORTUNITIES TO DO.

RENA ARE THE LAST, EVERY TIME THAT AS WE KEEP SAYING, LET'S JUST WAIT FOR THE,

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UM, SO WHAT IS TODAY, TODAY? FIVE MINUTES.

UM, JUST A QUICK RESPONSE TO COMMISSIONER SHAY'S QUESTION ANY, UH, UM, I THINK THERE'S A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT THINGS WE CAN DO.

WE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE WORKING ON, UM, CRITERIA CHANGES THAT WORK WITHIN THE EXISTING FRAMEWORK THAT CAN HELP, UM, OUTLINE AND PROMOTE MORE ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES THAT WE'VE SEEN.

UM, LIKE, YOU KNOW, BEST PRACTICE MATERIAL CAN HELP YOU AND SHOW PEOPLE EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS THAT HAVE DONE A REALLY INNOVATIVE JOB OF INCORPORATING, UM, YOU KNOW, A FEW THINGS.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

WHO ELSE SAYS A QUESTION BEFORE WE, LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION, ANDREW, AND I SEE ROB, UH, COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER, UH, GET YOU ANDREW.

ARE WE GOING TO BE ALLOWED DISCUSSION AFTER THE Q AND A SO CONDITIONERS CAN, UH, DISCUSS WHAT THEY'VE HEARD OR THIS IS YOUR ROUND ROBIN, WHICH IS OKAY, BUT NO DISCUSSION ALLOWED POST QA.

CORRECT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO HERE'S KIND OF YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS.

SO COMMISSIONER SCHNEIDER, DO YOU WANT TO ASK YOUR QUESTION? THANKS.

UM, I THINK THIS IS ALSO FOR AARON.

UM, I, I SAW IN THE, UH, DRAFT REVISED CLIMATE PLAN, UH, SOMETHING THAT YOU MENTIONED, WHICH WAS INCORPORATION OF NATURAL SYSTEMS AS A WAY TO, UH, HELP SEQUESTER CARBON AND HELP US MEET OUR, UH, NEW GOAL FOR NETZERO AT 2040.

I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD JUST TALK ABOUT A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES OF HOW, UM, NATURAL SYSTEMS, UH, WHAT WE MIGHT DO TO HELP NATURAL SYSTEMS CAPTURE MORE CARBON OR DO OTHER THINGS TO HELP US MEET THAT 2040 GOAL.

HI, SO THIS REALLY KIND OF OUTSIDE OF MY AREA OF EXPERTISE, YOU, I THINK THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY, WHICH IS LEADING THAT INITIATIVE WOULD BE, UM, IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE TO ANSWER THAT.

UM, JUST FROM THE KIND OF HALLWAY DISCUSSIONS THAT I'VE HEARD, UH, PEOPLE FROM OUR DEPARTMENT THAT HAVE BEEN PARTICIPANTS PARTICIPATING IN THE PLAN THEY'VE BEEN LOOKING AT, UH, REPAIRING RESTORATION.

SO, YOU KNOW, MORE PLANTING OF TREES AND GOING MORE KIND OF DENSE, ROBUST VEGETATION ALONG, UM, WATERWAYS AND FLOODPLAINS THAT WERE HISTORICALLY MODE, UM, OR, UM, KIND OF DO VEGETATED THROUGH AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES.

SO FINDING WAYS TO KIND OF BUILD BACK THOSE RIBBONS ALONG OUR, UH, REPAIRING CORRIDORS, I THINK WOULD BE ONE EXAMPLE, A TREE PLANTING AND THAT KIND OF THING.

UM, BUT I DEFINITELY, I CAN CONTACT OUR OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY TO GET A BETTER ANSWER FOR YOU ON THAT.

THANKS.

THERE'S UM, THERE'S, UH, UM, UH, A LOT OF THINGS THAT ARE FAIRLY EASILY MEASURABLE IN THE CLIMATE PLAN.

AND, UH, I'M WONDERING HOW WE WERE GOING TO MEASURE SOMETHING LIKE LISTS.

UM, I THINK THAT MAY BE NOT A QUESTION FOR YOU, BUT ONE THAT WE'LL WANT TO SAY FOR ONE WAY OR DISCUSSING THE CLIMATE PLAN IN A FEW WEEKS.

UH, DO ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS THAT HAVE NOT ASKED QUESTIONS, HAVE A QUESTION FOR SETH.

UM, MR. ANDERSON, THANK YOU CHAIR.

THANKS STAFF FOR BEING HERE TODAY.

SO, UM, I'M CURIOUS A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

UM, I KNOW, YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND UNDERSTANDING HOW IT'S KIND OF THE ASPIRATIONAL PLAN FOR OUR CITY AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WAYS TO TURN IT INTO REALITY.

UM, THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS.

THIS IS GREAT.

AND I'M EXCITED TO SEE A LOT OF THESE THINGS COME TO PASS I'M OF COURSE, I'M FOCUSING A LOT ON THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE REWRITE.

I KNOW OF THOUSANDS OF HOMES AT THIS POINT, UM, THAT HAD BEEN PAUSED, TRYING TO WAIT FOR A BETTER LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, JUST BECAUSE

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TO BUILD UNDER A CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT CODE WOULD JUST BE, YOU KNOW, THEY CAN BUILD VERY EXPENSIVE HOMES OR THEY COULD BUILD MUCH FEWER HOMES AND THEY NEED TO BUILD ON CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND.

THAT'S NOT GOING TO HELP ANYONE.

SO WE'RE JUST IN THIS HOLDING PATTERN WAITING TO GET A LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE THAT DOESN'T LOVE ON PARKING QUITE AS MUCH AS IT DOES CURRENTLY.

AND SO JUST THINKING THROUGH HOW BAD PORTABILITY HAS GOTTEN, IF THE AVERAGE COST OF HOME AND HOW MUCH IT'S GONE UP, AND I'M LOOKING AT THIS NOW THAT THE STRATEGIC HOUSING BLUEPRINT IS A PART OF, IMAGINE AUSTIN, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT WE PLAN TO DO TO BETTER DEMONSTRATE HOW BAD IT IS.

YOU KNOW, HOW, HOW MUCH ARE WE FALLING BEHIND? WE HAVE THE GOALS OF HOUSING.

SO I GUESS I'M ASKING PAM LISTS, WE HAVE OUR GOALS AND WE KNOW HOW MUCH HOUSING WE'RE TRYING TO PRODUCE.

HOW ARE WE DOING? ARE WE, ARE WE FAILING ON THAT? ARE WE DOING WELL? BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IF WE'RE FAILING THAT WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT WE'RE CAUSING DISPLACEMENT, BECAUSE WE'RE NOT BUILDING ENOUGH HOMES, WE'RE NOT BUILDING THE NUMBER OF HOMES THAT WE EVEN HAVE SAID WE NEED TO BUILD.

AND SO THEREFORE IS THIS FALL THAT WE'RE PRODUCING, DESTROYING ALL THE OTHER GAINS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO ON ALL THIS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS.

SO DAMN BIG QUESTION.

WHAT DO YOU GOT? AND YOU MIGHT BE MUTED.

HI, THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION.

AND IT'S A GOOD ONE.

I MEAN, I LIKE HOW YOU EMPHASIZE THAT WE'RE TAKING THIS ASPIRATIONAL, YOU KNOW, HIGH LEVEL PLAN AND TRYING TO BRING IT DOWN TO REALITY.

AND THAT NECESSARILY MEANS, UM, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE NITTY GRITTY.

AND SO AT THIS TIME WE, WE HAVE KIND OF SPLIT SOME OF OUR REPORTING ON BLUEPRINT GOALS, UH, WELL, FURTHER DOWN THE BACK BURNER.

UM, I MEAN REALLY DUE TO JUST, YOU KNOW, MOSTLY THE PANDEMIC AND HOW THINGS HAVE SHIFTED AT THIS TIME, BUT THAT IS, UM, IN PART OF OUR GOALS TO BE ABLE TO REPORT ON SOME OF THOSE, UM, HOUSING METRICS THAT YOU MENTIONED, BUT I JUST DON'T HAVE THAT DATA ON HAND AT THIS TIME.

UM, BUT TO DO SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, MAYBE IN THE, THE 2021 ENROLL PORT, WE CAN BE, WE CAN BE DISCUSSING, THAT WOULD BE GREAT, WOULD BE REALLY GREAT TO KNOW.

YOU KNOW, IT SEEMS LIKE THERE'S A LOT OF COMPETING GOALS HERE, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT SOME PEOPLE FOR THEIR OWN REASONS ARE VERY ATTACHED TO POLICIES AND REGULATIONS THAT MAKE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT DIFFICULT AND EFFICIENT.

BUT I THINK THERE'S A MUCH GREATER NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO DO CARE ABOUT AFFORDABILITY, DO WANT THE BACKBONE AND THE VARSITY TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD TO LIVE HERE.

I DO WANT ALL THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE GOALS TO BE ABLE TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, THINKING THROUGH THAT, IT'S KIND OF IMPORTANT TO KNOW, ARE WE REALLY PUTTING OURSELVES TOO MUCH ON ONE SIDE SO WE CAN GET REAL NUMBERS TO THAT? THAT'D BE AMAZING.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS, WHICH TO USE THEIR TIME TO ASK QUESTIONS THAT ARE HELPFUL? I THINK THIS IS A QUESTION FOR, UM, FOR MATT AND IT'S, UM, AT THE, TOWARDS THE BEGINNING OF YOUR PRESENTATION, YOU SAID THERE'S, THERE WERE 237 OR SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT, UM, ACTION ITEMS FROM THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

AND WE'RE SPENDING OUR, OUR, THE TIME WHEN YEARS WORKING THROUGH THEM.

I'M JUST CURIOUS, UM, ABOUT, YOU KNOW, IS THERE A SCHEDULED TIMELINE FOR WORKING THROUGH THOSE ACTION ITEMS AND WHEN AN UPDATE TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IS THAT, UH, ANOTHER 10 YEARS OR IN FIVE YEARS, OR WHAT DOES THAT TIMELINE LOOK LIKE? YEAH, THANKS.

UM, THIS IS MATT AGAIN.

UM, SO THE NUMBER OF THE ACTIONS ON THERE EITHER ARE 237 AUCTIONS, WHICH IS A LOT, UM, AND THE PROCESS TO, FOR THE ACTIONS TOGETHER, IT'S, YOU KNOW, AS BOTH INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY, UH, AS WELL AS INPUT FROM, UH, DECEMBER ACTIONS HAVE A VERY LONG TIMELINE.

SO TO ACCOMPLISH THOSE, IT'LL TAKE AWHILE.

SOME ACTIONS ACTUALLY ARE JUST, ARE GOING TO CONTINUE ON FOREVER.

THEY DON'T REALLY HAVE AN END DATE.

UM, UH, UH, SO IT'S, IT'S KINDA TOUGH TO ANSWER TO REALLY DEPENDS ON WHAT THE ACTION IS, UH, FOR THAT, THAT TIMELINE.

UM, AS FAR AS THE REVISION TO HIM AS OFTEN.

SO WE GOT TO YEAR FIVE, WE TOOK A LOOK AT IT AND, YOU KNOW, THE, THE COMPLAINTS DON'T SEEM PRETTY RELEVANT.

UM, THE, THE TEXT, THE MAP, AND THEN AFTER THAT, IN FACT, WE WOULD HAVE THE LDC AND WE DIDN'T WANT TO REVISE IT AT THAT POINT.

CAUSE THEN WE'RE GIVING THOSE FOLKS A MOVING TARGET TO REVISE THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, TO IMPLEMENT THE COMP PLAN.

UM, YOU KNOW, NOW THE SUMMER WE WERE TOLD THAT WE ARE GETTING A LITTLE, A LITTLE ALONG IN THE TWO, I BELIEVE, YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT IT, UM,

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IDEALLY WITH ALL THEY SEE ON THE COMMINGLING AND THEN WE'D HAVE A YEAR OR MAYBE EVEN TWO TO MEASURE THE RESULTS IN THE, WHAT IT'S ACTUALLY PRODUCING.

UH, AND THEN WE COULD GO BACK AND SEE THE, THE PUMP THEY NEED TO BE REVISED.

THEIRS OBVIOUSLY NEED TO BE REVISED.

UM, WELL IT'S NOT KNOWING WHAT THAT TIMELINE IS REALLY.

I'M GUESSING PROBABLY WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO WE'LL, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

UM, THEY'RE DOING A COMPREHENSIVE REVISION IMAGINE OFTEN.

UH, UM, BUT YEAH, THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

THAT'S A TOUGH QUESTION.

AND WE'RE JUST, YEAH, WE JUST GOTTA KEEP, KEEP MOVING FORWARD AND MAKE SURE THE COMP PLAN DOES STAY RELEVANT.

SO I WOULD, I WOULD SAY PROBABLY IN THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO WE'LL, WE'LL TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK AT IT, UPDATING IT.

ALRIGHT.

UH, ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS WISH TO ASK QUESTIONS? ALL RIGHT.

WELL, I HAVE A ONE AND I THINK THAT IS FOR YOU, UH, MATT, UM, YOU KNOW, JUST LOOKING AT THE METRICS.

UM, AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY MEASUREMENTS FOR THIS, UH, FOR THIS YEAR, BUT, UH, PARTICULARLY, BUT DID YOU SEE ANYTHING REALLY SHIFT WITH THE KIND OF COVID, UM, YOU KNOW, WE ALL SAW LESS TRAFFIC ON THE STREETS, BUT WERE THERE ANY KIND OF LIKE SURPRISES ON ANY OF THE DATA THAT WE MIGHT'VE BEEN MEASURING AND THEN WHAT AREAS DO YOU THINK WE MIGHT NEED TO, UH, WE'RE KIND OF A LESSONS LEARNED GOING THROUGH, UH, THIS LAST YEAR DUE TO THE, UH, THE COVID EXPERIENCE, WHAT THINGS YOU MIGHT NEED.

WE MIGHT NEED TO LOOK AT CHANGING.

I MEAN, JUST IF YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT, I'M SURE AS FAR AS METRICS AND WHICH ONES HAVE CHANGED DATA COVID, UM, THAT'D BE HARD TO SAY IT'S A LOT OF OUR DATA WON'T COME UNTIL A YEAR FROM NOW.

AND, UM, UH, AND, AND OF COURSE WITH THE RESULTS FOR THE CENSUS, THE 20, 20 CENSUS NEXT, UH, PROBABLY NEXT FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, SOMEWHERE ALONG THOSE, THOSE, UH, THOSE MONTHS.

SO WE SHOULD, WE SHOULD HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD DATA FOR THAT STUFF THEN, UM, YOU'LL BE A PART OF THE VISION ZERO PROJECT.

I DO KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, TRAFFIC IS LESS, HOWEVER, THERE ARE, UM, MORE SERIOUS INJURIES AND MORE HIGH-SPEED INJURIES.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S A RESULT OF THERE'S LESS PEOPLE ON THE ROAD, SO PEOPLE ARE DRIVING FASTER AND THEN HAVING MORE, UM, HIGH INJURY CRASHES.

UM, BUT OTHER THAN THAT, I'M NOT AWARE OF MANY METRICS THAT HAVE CHANGED, YOU KNOW, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER DATA KOBE.

AND I THINK IT'S MAYBE JUST BE A LITTLE TOO EARLY TO SAY, UM, FOR THE SECOND PART OF THAT, YOU KNOW, THE THING TO ME, IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S, IT'S REALLY A FOCUS ON THE CITY'S CORE SERVICES, UM, AND THE FOLKS THAT ARE, ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE.

UM, UH, BUT YES, I THINK THAT'S TOUGH.

I FEEL LIKE WHEN WE WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS OF CREATING A MATCH IN AUSTIN, IT'S KINDA LIKE, WELL, WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF THE CITY? IS IT, YOU KNOW, THE STREETS, THE PARKS, THE LIBRARIES, YOUR WATER EMERGENCY SERVICES? UM, YES, IT IS THAT, BUT IT'S ALSO, YOU KNOW, MUSIC, ARTS, UM, AFFORDABILITY, UM, AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

IT'S LIKE, WE'VE GOT ALL THESE KINDS OF TECHNICAL VALUES IN ADDITION TO ALL THESE SOCIAL VALUES THAT WE WANT.

AND SO IT'S, UM, UH, I DON'T KNOW.

I FEEL LIKE OUR RESIDENTS REALLY WANT, THEY'RE REALLY WANTING A LOT OUT OF THE COMP PLAN AND THAT'S, UH, THAT'S HARD TO, THAT'S HARD TO DELIVER SOMETIMES.

THANK YOU.

SO, UM, LAST CHANCE ANYONE ELSE WANT TO, UH, USE THIS TIME? OKAY.

SO, UH, I GUESS THAT WRAPS UP OUR ROUND ROBIN.

UH, WELL, I REALLY WANT TO THANK, UH, MATT, YOU AND YOUR TEAM FOR, UH, PRESENTING TODAY.

UM, I KNOW, UH, YOU KNOW, UM, COMMISSIONER FLORES AND I ARE ON THE, UH, COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, UH, JOINT COMMITTEE.

AND AT SOME POINT, I GUESS WE'LL, WE'LL GET BACK ON, UH, HAVING SOME MEETINGS AND, UH, AS YOU KNOW, KIND OF PARTICIPATING IN THOSE AGAIN AT SOME POINT, UH, BUT THANK YOU VERY MUCH, AND I GUESS THAT'LL WRAP UP, UH, THIS AGENDA ITEM, BUT, UH, APPRECIATE IT.

THAT WAS REALLY