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MY APOLOGIES FOR THAT.

LET'S SEE, I HEARD A WERE Y'ALL DOING A ROLL CALL OR

[Call to Order]

WE HAVE A QUORUM.

I HAD ALL MY DOCUMENTS LINED UP HERE, MY CDC PACKET.

OKAY.

ALRIGHTY.

UM, LET'S SEE, I COUNT ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, EIGHT.

SO I GUESS WE CAN GO AND GET STARTED.

DOES THAT SOUND GOOD, LISA? YES, IT DOES.

OKAY.

EXCELLENT.

OKAY, COMMISSIONERS, THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

UH, WE'LL BEGIN.

AS WE ALWAYS DO WITH THE PURPOSE, THE PURPOSE OF THE BOARD IS TO ADVISE THE COUNCIL IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO SERVE THE POOR AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS. SO PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR PACKET FOR ITEM NUMBER ONE

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF OUR LAST MEETING CARE.

UH, COMMISSIONER DELGATO.

WAS IT THE LAST ONE? AM I CONFUSING IT WITH THIS ONE? LAST ONE OR THE PREVIOUS ONE? I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT.

YEAH.

YEAH.

SHE, SHE WAS PRESENT.

YEAH.

UH, I THINK THAT WAS LAST WEEK.

LAST MONTH SHE CAME ON A LITTLE LATE, BUT WAS, WAS PRESENT.

I DON'T THINK SHE WAS LAST, LAST MEETING BECAUSE I WILL DOUBLE CHECK THAT.

OKAY.

I HAVE NO SENSE OF TIME ANYMORE.

AND COMMISSIONER MOTWANI YOU WERE HERE FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE MEETING, CORRECT? THAT IS CORRECT.

I WAS HERE FOR MAYBE THE FIRST 40 MINUTES.

YEAH, I THOUGHT SO TOO.

SO I'LL LEAVE THAT TO YOUR DISCRETION, LISA, BUT I THINK THAT, UM, THOSE, THOSE, MAYBE THE TWO CHANGES THAT I NOTICED IT.

YEAH.

OKAY.

OTHER THAN THOSE ATTENDANCE CHANGES, I'M NOT SEEING ANYTHING ELSE THAT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED.

A MOTION TO APPROVE OTHER THAN THOSE POTENTIAL FRIENDLY AMENDMENTS.

AT LEAST AS DISCRETION.

WE HAVE EMOTIONS COSTA.

I SECOND, ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES WITH THE TWO POTENTIAL ATTENDANCE CHANGES, SAY AYE, ALL OPPOSED.

SAY NAY.

OKEY-DOKE WELL, MOVING ON,

[2. COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (CSBG)]

UH, COMMUNITY SERVICE, BROUGHT GRANTS, BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION ON CSBG AND THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR, 2021 BUDGET AND COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN.

ANGELA ZAMBRANO.

HELLO EVERYONE.

HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? OKAY.

THANK YOU.

HELLO? IS, UH, IS ANGEL THERE? HE COULD HEAR ME, BUT CAN BE COMMISSIONING FROM THE CITY THERE.

OKAY.

IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S ON MUTE FROM THE CITY SIDE.

OKAY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY.

TO THE PUBLIC HEARING? WELL, THE PUBLIC HEARING IS BASED ON THE

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CSBG SO YEAH.

SHOULD WE MOVE ON TO YEAH, TO THE PROJECT CONNECT.

OKAY.

PROVIDED WE HAVE A CHAIR.

OKAY.

UH, HI JACKIE.

I DON'T KNOW IF ARE YOU WITH US JACKIE NUMBER I'M HERE.

IF SO, WE'RE MOVING ON TO NEW BUSINESS BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION POSSIBLE ACTION ON CAT METRO'S PROJECT CONNECT ANTI-DISPLACEMENT EFFORTS AND GOVERNANCE.

I'M A LITTLE CONFUSED.

THIS IS THE TECH.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? I HAVE A LITTLE ISSUE.

I'M READY TO GO.

THIS IS JOSEPH AT CITY HALL.

CAN ANYONE HEAR US? CAN SOMEONE GIVE US A THUMBS UP THAT THEY CAN HEAR? I CAN HEAR YOU DOKIE.

YOU CAN HEAR.

OKAY.

ANYBODY DO WE NOT HAVE ANGEL OR JACKIE? I'M NOT GONNA, THAT SEEMS TO BE THE CASE.

YES.

LISA, CAN YOU HEAR ME ASKING FOR YOU? WE CAN MOVE ON TO OLD BUSINESS IF WE NEED, IF WE NEED TO.

I DON'T THINK THEY'VE BEEN THERE.

ERICA.

ERICA, THERE'S SOMETHING UP WITH THE CALL IN NUMBER IT'S TOO MANY PEOPLE NOT.

YEAH, NO, THAT'S ODD.

UM, IS THERE A B PERSON? THIS IS THE , BUT WE CAN'T.

OH, OKAY.

UM, WHAT TO DO ABOUT THAT? YEAH.

THE CITY HALL HOSTS DOES SHOW THAT IT'S, UM, THEY'RE ON MUTE, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S THE LINE, THE SAME LINE.

THAT'S THE HIV TEAM, I THINK.

UM, AND I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER, ANYBODY ELSE ON PARTICIPANT LIST.

THAT IS NOT A COMMISSIONER.

THIS IS THE AB TECH SITTING.

WELCOME.

YOU HEAR ME? OKAY.

YEAH.

I CAN HEAR YOU SOMEHOW.

OUR SYSTEM GOT DISCONNECTED.

UM, I'M GOING TO TRY TO CALL HIM THAT STUFF OUT AGAIN AND SEE IF THAT WORKS.

OKAY.

IF THAT HELPS TAKE A 10 MINUTE RECESS, THAT'S YOUR PREROGATIVE, BUT JUST AS A SUGGESTION.

SURE.

OKAY.

AS AN ALTERNATIVE, YOU GUYS COULD DISCUSS THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS.

IF I COULD PLEASE GIVE ME A MINUTE TO, TO BRIDGE THE CALL FOR STAFF SO WE CAN GET THEM BACK ON THE LINE.

CAUSE THINGS ARE DISCONNECTED RIGHT NOW.

OKAY.

WELL WE'LL JUST GIVE MY A MINUTE.

YEAH, SOMEBODY IS ALREADY IN RIGHT? WHAT'S UP, MAN? HI ANGEL.

DO WE HAVE ANGEL? WELCOME TO WEBEX.

THIS IS, THIS IS ERICA KINDA COMMISSIONERS HERE NOW.

YES.

YES YOU CAN.

UM, DO WE, DO WE NEED TO TAKE THE CAT METRO ITEM UP OR, OR IT LOOKS LIKE WE CAN GO IN ORDER.

OKAY.

UM, THERE'S A LOT OF INTERFERENCE ON THE LINE, SO I'M NOT SURE, UM,

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WHERE THAT'S COMING FROM, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE IT'S COMING FROM THE LINE THAT JUST DIALED IN.

UM, SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND TRY TO KICK THIS OFF.

UH, ITEM NUMBER TWO, COMMUNITY SERVICES, BLOCK GRANT, UM, UH, PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET AND COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN ANGELS AND BRONTO.

UH, YES, COMMISSIONER.

SO I'M HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, SIR.

WE SURE CAN.

WELCOME.

AWESOME.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

I WILL BE TO GO TO THE MONTHLY REPORT AND THEN ALSO BE AT ACTION PLAN.

YOU SHOULD HAVE THIS IN YOUR PACKET.

IT'S DECEMBER 9TH.

LOOK AT THE FIRST PAGE.

I'M SORRY.

THIS IS JOSEPH AT CITY HALL.

THIS IS THE PERSON THAT I, THE LETTER M AS YOUR SCREEN TIME, I CAN'T TELL WHAT YOU MEAN.

SHARED DISTRICT.

TELL DINA IF THAT IS.

I HAVE TO, UNFORTUNATELY THAT'S COMMISSIONER MAINS.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER MAZE.

CAN YOU PLEASE MUTE YOUR LINE PLEASE? ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT PAGE ONE, THE PROGRAMMATIC FINANCIAL REPORT, WE ALL ON TRACK TO EXPEND THESE POINTS BY THE END OF THE YEAR, JUST WANTED TO REMIND YOU IF WE DO NOT EXTEND THEM BY DECEMBER, WE WILL ASK FOR AN EXTENSION FROM THE STATE FOR 90 DAYS, AND WE WILL DEFINITELY EXTEND BY MARCH 30TH OF 2021.

I BE TRYING TO PAGE TWO, THAT'S A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN AND, UM, OUR TOP PRIORITIES RIGHT NOW, SINCE WE ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AND OFFERING REMOTE SERVICES HAS BEEN, UM, ASSISTING PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ASSISTANCE.

SO OUR TARGET FOR THE YEAR BEFORE COVEN WAS 500, THIS WAS SET LAST FALL FOR THIS YEAR.

WE'RE ALREADY AT ABOUT 706 HOUSEHOLDS WHO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF ACTION DUE TO OUR INTERVENTION OF PROVIDING 30 QUICK MENTAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES.

IF YOU GO DOWN TO FIVE JJ HIGHLIGHT, UM, FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS, WE'VE SERVED AROUND 13,232 FOLKS, UM, SOMETHING NEW, UH, THAT'S ABOUT IT.

THIS MONTH WAS A CURBSIDE FOOD PANTRY SERVICES.

WE STILL BROUGHT UP ABOUT A WEEK OR TWO AGO, UM, SO THAT WE WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE CHEF'S TABLE FOODS AND ALSO A FROZEN MEAT TO, UM, TO OUR CLIENTS.

UH, LOOKING AHEAD IN TERMS OF OTHER SERVICES, BUT MAYBE COMING ONLINE WOULD BE THE IMMUNIZATIONS AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH IS WORKING WITH, UH, THE NURSES TO, TO STAND UP A FLU CLINICS, UH, AND HARD NURSES FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS WILL BE PART OF THAT EFFORT.

IF YOU GO DOWN TO PROGRAMMATIC ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES, A NUMBER ONE, WE'RE WORKING WITH HR TO HIRE THE COMMUNITY WORKERS, SOME ADMIN ASSOCIATES FOR THE NEW MONTOPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER.

WE DID HIRE A SOCIAL WORKER AND A PROGRAM MANAGER.

WE'RE ALREADY GETTING THAT, THAT OFFICE SET UP A NUMBER TWO NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES.

AS I MENTIONED, GO HERE.

WE CONTINUE TO PROCESS EMERGENCY RENTAL AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS AGAIN, REMOTELY, UM, ON THE PHONE AND, UH, THROUGH, UM, THE COMPUTER OR CELL PHONES, UH, LOOKING AHEAD OR WORKING ON AN ONLINE PORTAL SO THAT FOLKS CAN BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

UM, 24 SEVEN ONLINE, IF YOU GO TO NUMBER THREE, THE CASE OF SEXY SPG FUNDING, UH, THE MOST RECENT APP THAT I HAVE FOR COMMISSIONERS IS THAT, UH, WE HAVE A REQUEST FOR COUNSELOR ACTION, UH, BECAUSE WE JUST FINISHED UP THIS SOLICITATION PROCESS TO IDENTIFY A VENDOR THAT WOULD BE ABLE TO PROCESS.

UM, THESE WENT THROUGH PEANUTS TO LANDLORDS.

UH, WE DO INTELLIGIBILITY AND ALL THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS THROUGH OUR PROGRAM.

AND THE ONE PIECE THAT THE CITY DOESN'T DO IS, UH, BASICALLY CUTTING THE CHECKS.

SO WE'RE EXCITED.

UM, WE HAVE IDENTIFIED, UH, AN IN AUSTIN AS EXPERIENCED WITH THIS, AND WE'RE HOPING THAT ON, UH, NOVEMBER 17TH COUNCIL WILL, UM, WILL APPROVE AND WE CAN MOVE ON TO,

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UH, BEGINNING TO EXTEND THESE CARES ACT FUNDING.

THE ONE POINT ALMOST $1.5 MILLION THAT WE RECEIVED, UM, IN THE SPRING.

UM, NUMBER FOUR, WE JUST EXTENDED OUR CSP FUNDING THAT CAME IN, UM, THIS EARLY SUMMER AS ABOUT 53, $54,000 THAT I WENT TO, UH, HELPING FOLKS WITH MENTAL ASSISTANCE.

AGAIN, SINCE THAT IS THE BIGGEST NEED THAT WE SEE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WE CAN ADDRESS, UH, TO OUR, UH, SERVICES, UH, WE USE, UH, EASTER SEALS TO CENTRAL TEXAS TO BE OUR FISCAL AGENT AND PROCESS THOSE PAYMENTS ON TIME.

UH, NUMBER FIVE, YES, AND ENERGY PLUS ONE PROGRAM.

I'M EXCITED TO SAY THAT TODAY IT BE SUED THEN, UM, THAT A LITTLE BIT IT'S ABOUT $31,000.

SO FISCAL YEAR 21, HE HAS FOLKS WHO ARE IN A BEHIND MONDO UTILITIES.

UM, THAT IS THE SAME AMOUNT.

WE WILL BE SUED 10 FISCAL YEAR 20.

AND I'VE ALSO HEARD THAT THERE MIGHT BE MORE FUNDING COMING DUE TO THE, THE HIGH DEMAND FOR THIS, UH, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

UH, BEING ABLE TO CONTINUE TO HELP FOLKS IN THAT MANNER, UH, NUMBER SIX, UH, AN UPDATE ON THEM ON TOP OF US RECREATION AND COMMUNITY CENTER SLASH NEIGHBORS CENTER THAT WE WILL SHARE WITH PARD.

UM, THERE'S GOING TO BE A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY LATER THIS MONTH.

UM, AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT TOO.

UH, THIS HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS SINCE 2012, UH, WHEN A BOND WAS PASSED AND NOW ALL THESE YEARS LATER, UM, WE'LL BE OPENING A BRAND NEW, BEAUTIFUL FACILITY TO HELP THEM ON TOP OF THIS COMMUNITY AND TO, UM, TO CONTINUE THE WORK THAT WAS STARTED BACK IN 1974, WHEN, UH, THAT REC AND NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER WAS FIRST BUILT.

UM, I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED IN TERMS OF THE, AND CUTTING TO BE LIKE TO ATTEND AT THE VIRTUAL, UM, EVENT.

IF YOU'VE PUT THROUGH ON YOUR OWN TIME, YOU CAN KIND OF SEE SOME OF THE MOST PICTURES.

SO IF AT THE MOBILE CENTER WHO LOOK LIKE TO THAT LAST PAGE BY REPORT, AND IT HAS THE BEST THINGS, PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITY, NOT A LOT NEW TO YOU EXCEPT I DID GET A TENTATIVE DATE.

SO THE LAST SENTENCE ON THERE, UM, HAS A PROJECTED COMPLETION DATE OF 2023.

SO THERE'S AN ACTUAL ADDRESS.

THAT'S AN ACTUAL DATE.

SO MOVING AHEAD AS SCHEDULED.

SO WE'RE EXCITED TO ALSO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE OUR SERVICES AND THAT LOCATION IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

THAT'S THE END OF THAT REPORT.

WE CAN NOW MOVE ON TO THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK PLAN, UM, 20, 21 COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN BUDGET.

YOU PATENT THAT IN YOUR PACKETS AS WELL.

I BELIEVE.

UM, WE'LL START WITH SLIDE NUMBER TWO, UH, SUPER QUICK, UM, FOR THE CTM PERSON, THIS IS LABELED ITEM NUMBER TWO IN THE PACKET.

IT'S A PRESENTATION THAT SAYS OFF PUBLIC HEALTH, IT'S BLUE.

UM, SO IF WE COULD PULL THAT UP, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

SORRY, GOING ON OUT THERE.

AND THIS IS AMY TECH PRESENTATION, AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS.

DO YOU ALSO HAVE THAT FOODIE APP? THIS, THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE PROJECT CONNECT, SIMPLE PLANNER.

IS THAT WHAT WE'RE TALKING? SO, UH, NO CBS AT, UM, MISSION, IF YOU CAN JUST LOOK IN YOUR PACKET.

UM, WHAT, UH, ON HUDDLE IS SPEAKING ABOUT IS THE LABELED ITEM TWO, AND IT'S A PRESENTATION WITH A BLUE BACKGROUND, SO, SO PEOPLE CAN FOLLOW ALONG IN THAT PACKET, HOPEFULLY.

ALRIGHT, WELL, LET'S, LET'S GO FOR IT.

ALRIGHT, LET'S GO FOR IT.

MY APOLOGIES.

THERE'S A TYPE WHERE IT SHOULD BE 2021 COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN AND BUDGET.

UH, SO THERE ARE SOME PUBLIC HEARING REQUIREMENTS NUMBER SLIDE, NUMBER TWO, THE PROPOSED ESTIMATED 2021 CSPC BUDGETING COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN PERFORMANCE ACTIVITIES ARE DISTRIBUTED IN PUBLIC COMMENT IS SOLICITING THE PROPOSED ACTIVITIES I DESCRIBED IN THE BUDGET AND COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN AND ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT ACT AND THE CSBG ACT STATES.

THE PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES WORKING TO A NETWORK OF COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCIES, OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD BASED ORGANIZATIONS, WHETHER IT BE ADOPTION, THE POVERTY, THE REVITALIZATION

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OF LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES AND THE EMPOWERMENT OF REAL INCOME FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN RURAL AND URBAN AREAS TO BECOME FULLY SELF SUFFICIENT STATE NUMBER THREE, COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN COMPONENT.

NUMBER ONE, IF THE TOP FIVE NEEDS TO WERE IDENTIFIED IN OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT CLUES, POVERTY RATES, THE PROVISION OF NUTRITIOUS FOODS, CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES GAPS IN SERVICES AND PERFORMANCE TARGETS.

AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT EACH ONE OF THESE AND SERVICE LOCATIONS.

NEXT SLIDE WOULD BE SLIDE NUMBER FOUR, TOP TYPE NEEDS.

AGAIN, IDENTIFIED IN OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT, WE'RE NUMBER, HOUSING WE'RE TO HEALTH AND BASIC NEEDS AND EDUCATION.

SO WE BASE OUR SORT OF ACTION PLAN ON THESE DIFFERENT NEEDS AND HOW WE ENABLE OUR CENTERS CAN ADDRESS THOSE WITH EITHER HELP WITH THE COMMUNITY OR COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

SO THROUGH OUR OWN RESOURCES IN HOUSE SAID, NUMBER FIVE, JUST TO PROBABLY A RATE SLIDE.

SO THAT'S A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION IN POVERTY BY LEVELS.

AND I WAS COUNTY IN TEXAS AND THE UNITED STATES, UH, CSPD BATTERS, UH, DUE TO COVID-19, UM, WERE, UH, WERE AWARDED TO US WITH THE CARE SITES LENDING.

THAT'S NOT A PART OF THIS PRESENTATION SINCE I PRESENTED ON THAT EARLIER THIS SUMMER, I WANTED TO REMIND YOU THAT WE DO HAVE THAT MONEY.

AND WE ALSO HAVE, UM, THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA HAS BEEN INCREASED OR ON THE 200% FEDERAL POVERTY INCOME LEVELS FROM THAT 25, SO THAT WE CAN ASSIST MORE FOLKS WHO ARE STILL IN POVERTY.

UM, AND TRAVIS COUNTY AND CITY OF AUSTIN THAT REMINDER THE ONE 25%, UH, A HOUSEHOLD OF TWO WOULD BE TO MAKE UNDER $32,225 AT 200%.

THAT SAME HOUSEHOLD WOULD BE ELIGIBLE AS IN THE UNDER $51,000.

IF YOU GO TO SLIDE NUMBER SIX, WHICH ADDRESSES THE SERVICE LOCATIONS AND KIND OF GIVES YOU A QUICK PICTURE OF, UM, THE CONCENTRATIONS OF LOW INCOME POPULATIONS IN AUSTIN AND WHERE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS ARE LOCATED ARE THE LITTLE RELO X.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE THAT ON YOUR, ON YOUR SCREENS, BUT IT PRETTY MUCH OVERLAPS WITH, UH, THE HEIGHT AREAS OF LOW INCOME POPULATIONS.

UM, SO BASICALLY, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE INTERCONNECTED AND WE'RE STILL RELEVANT IN THOSE AREAS, BUT AS FAR AS NUMBER SEVEN, THE PERMISSION OF NUTRITIOUS FOODS AS YOU'RE WELL AWARE FROM A PENIS PRESENTATIONS, UH, AND JUST A REMINDER, WE DO PROVIDE FOOD PANTRY SERVICES TO ADDRESS THIS NEED WITH A PARTNERSHIP OF COMMUNITY.

I'M SORRY, THE CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK, I DOING THE CURBSIDE, UM, AND, UH, FOOD PANTRY, UH, ON NON-POLAR TIMES WE DO THE FRESH FOOD FOR FAMILIES.

YEAH.

ENABLE FOOD PANTRIES ARE STILL HAPPENING AT TWO OF OUR LOCATIONS, HOW TO SANTA BARBARA AND HORNSBY BEND AND, UH, DOWN IN, UH, OVER IN TURNER ROBERTS RECOVERY PROGRAM IS ON HOLD.

AND THE HEALTHY OPTIONS PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY IS THAT BACK IN OPERATION HAS CURBSIDE WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF DOING SOME DELIVERY, UH, AS NEEDED, OR ARE UNDER THE FOLKS WHO CAN NOT MAKE IT INTO THE INFO CENTER.

SLIDE.

NUMBER EIGHT IS THE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICE COMPONENT.

UH, WE HAVE A PRETTY ROBUST SELF SUFFICIENCY CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, UM, AND UPDATES HERE, NOT GOING TO READ EVERYTHING ON THIS SLIDE, BUT I'LL JUST LET YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE A WORK GROUP OF SOCIAL WORKERS WHO ARE WORKING HARD TO, TO TAKE THIS TIME DOING COVID, UH, AND SORT OF REINVENT, UH, PROGRAMMING, UH, TO INCLUDE, UH, MORE ROBUST, UH, RELATIONSHIPS WITH COMMUNITY AGENCIES.

SO WE'RE NOT RECREATING THE WHEEL WHEN IT COMES TO THE TRAININGS AND PROVIDING, UM, OTHER RESOURCES FOR OUR CLIENTS WHO, WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SELF SUFFICIENT IN CASE MANAGEMENT.

AND THAT'S, THAT'S, THAT'S GOING VERY WELL.

WE HAD A PRESENTATION A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO FROM THAT GROUP AND IT'S PROMISING, UM, THEY'RE WORKING REALLY HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT ONCE WE OPENED THAT UP TO THE PUBLIC, WE'LL HAVE A MORE ROBUST CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES PROGRAM.

UM, GO TO SLIDE NUMBER NINE, WE HAVE NATIONAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS THAT ARE GIVEN TO US FROM THE US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOWN TO THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT DOWN TO ALL THE CALVES THAT WERE ADDRESSED.

UM, THE HOUSING GAP, UH, THEY MEASURE THAT BY,

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UM, HAVING US KEEP TRACK OF THE FOLKS THAT WE HELP OBTAIN SAFE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING BY NOW THAT HAS BEEN KIND OF TAKEN OFF THE TABLE FOR US SINCE WE ARE VERY FOCUSED ON HELPING PEOPLE BASICALLY PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS.

SO THAT WOULD BE MORE OF THE EVICTION PREVENTION AND THE HOUSING UTILITY PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

AND THE OUTCOMES BETTER MEASURED AS YOU SAW ON THE MONTHLY REPORT IS HOUSEHOLDS WHO HAVE VOTED EVICTION.

WE'RE UP TO 706 HOUSEHOLDS WHERE THERE WAS 500 FOR THE YEAR LAST FALL.

WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

ONE MORE ON NATIONAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS IN TERMS OF HEALTH.

ONE OF THE BASIC NEEDS IS LACK OF AFFORDABLE HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

UH, THE SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE, OUR HEALTH SERVICES, CLEANINGS ASSESSMENTS, FLU SHOTS, UH, WE DO SOME, UM, CASE MANAGEMENT AS WELL.

UH, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES, PREGNANCY TESTS, UH, NUTRITIOUS FOODS GET KIND OF BROUGHT INTO THIS COMPONENT AS WELL, UH, AND EMERGENCY HYGIENE ASSISTANCE.

THERE'S SOME OUTCOMES LISTED THERE.

UH, INDIVIDUALS WHO DEMONSTRATED IMPROVED PHYSICAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING THAT COMES FROM OUR CASE MANAGEMENT COMPONENT, THAT THE NURSES, UM, UH, REPORT ON INDIVIDUALS WILL IMPROVE SKILLS A LITTLE BIT TO THE ADULT ROLE OF PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS THAT COMES FROM HORA SAFE KIDS, CAR SEAT, UH, EVENTS THAT WE HAVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EMS AND SENIORS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND CHRONIC ILLNESSES TO MAINTAIN AN INDEPENDENT LIVING SITUATION COMES FROM AGAIN FROM HER NURSING COMPONENT AND SOME OF OUR OWN NUTRITIOUS FOOD PROGRAMMING, LIKE THE WHOLE PROGRAM, UH, DOING COLGATE.

OUR NURSES HAVE BEEN A REDIRECTED OR A PIVOTAL TO FOCUS ON EDUCATION AND HELPING AND ASSISTING THE, UH, I THINK I JUST SEE AN OPERATION CENTER WITH, UH, A NURSE LINE ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY ON ANYTHING RELATED TO A COLBY.

IF YOU GO TO SLIDE NUMBER 11, ANY GAPS IN OTHER NATIONAL PERFORMANCE INDICATOR, IT'S BEEN IDENTIFIED THAT JUST LIKE AN AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE, LIKE A RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION AND LACK OF EMPLOYMENT FOR PERSONS WITH CRIMINAL BACKGROUNDS, AND THEN THE WAY WE ADDRESSED THAT TO ENABLE THOSE CENTERS, WHO'S HELPING FOLKS IN CASE MANAGEMENT.

WHY NOT? IF THE JOB SEARCH WITH CAREER COUNSELING AND PLANNING, SUPPORTS, UH, PARTNERING WITH, YOU KNOW, GOODWILL, LOOK, I SCARE POINTS OTHER AGENCIES, AND ALSO HELP FOLKS WITH, UM, REINTEGRATING BACK INTO THE WORLD OF WORK.

UH, THE OUTCOME CENTER MEASURE HERE, THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED ADULTS WHO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT, NUMBER OF CASE, MANAGE THE BOATS, INCREASE INCOME AND, UH, BENEFITS.

AND, UH, THE ONE THAT REALLY STANDS OUT FOR US AND IS TIED TO OUR FUNDING IS THAT THIRD ONE NUMBER OF PERSONS WHO ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN INCOMES ABOVE 125% AT THE FPI FOR AT LEAST 90 DAYS, THOSE WERE, UH, RECORDED AS TRANSITIONS FOR US.

UM, BACK IN THE MONTHLY REPORT, WE HAVE 25, WE'VE GOT TWO MORE TRANSITIONS IN THE LAST MONTH, SINCE I LAST REPORTED TO YOU GUYS, OUR FUNDING IS REALLY TIED TO HAVING 33 TRANSITIONS IN A CALENDAR YEAR.

UM, WE WERE ON TRACK TO MEET THAT, BUT AGAIN, DUE TO COVID-19, IT'S AMAZING THAT WE COME TO 25.

UM, WE HAVE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO ARE EITHER HAVE GOT THAT IN OUR PROGRAMMING OR, UM, ARE STILL WORKING WITH US, BUT HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME FINDING EMPLOYMENT.

UH, BUT AT LEAST WE'RE STILL ENGAGED AND WE'VE HAD, UM, AT LEAST 10 TO 12 SENSATIONS SINCE MARCH WHEN WE CLOSED OUR CENTERS TO THE PUBLIC AND WE'RE OFFERING ONLY ONLINE VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS.

SO THE SOCIAL WORKERS ARE DOING AMAZING WORK THERE, GO TO SLIDE NUMBER 12 AND OTHER NATIONAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS THAT BASIC NEEDS GAP AND LACK OF SUFFICIENT SUPPORT SERVICES TO MEET BASIC NEEDS.

THE SERVICES ARE NUTRITION AND FOOD BENEFITS, COORDINATION, AND ADVOCACY, FINANCIAL COACHING, AND COUNSELING PROVIDING THE BEST PASSIVE TO HER BEST UNDER THE TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS AND REFERRED OUT SOMEBODY COULD JUST WHOEVER THE AGENCIES, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY WE CAN'T DO IT ALL.

AND WE DO PARTNER WITH MANY AGENCIES, SO THAT FOLKS TO COME TO US, IF WE DON'T HAVE WHAT THEY NEED, WE CAN ALWAYS THROW THEM HANDOFF AND POINT THEM IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

I BLEW UP, COMES AT A MEASURE HERE BY THE STATE OR SENIORS AND LITTLE DRAWERS WITH DISABILITIES AND CHRONIC ILLNESSES AND MAINTAIN INDEPENDENT LIVING SITUATION AND INDIVIDUALS WHO PUT IMPROVE FINANCIALLY.

WE'LL BE GO TO SLIDE NUMBER 13.

THE LAST NATIONAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS IS SOME TYPE OF EDUCATION GAP, WHICH WAS LACK OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH WELLINGTONS.

THE SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE OUR ARMY OF WHO HAVE SENT US TO ADDRESS THIS IT'S BASIC EDUCATION CLASSES IN THE PARTNERSHIP

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WITH A HOSTILE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

AND THEN BEFORE WE'LL ASSUME LINKAGES TO OTHER AGENCIES THAT CAN ASSIST IN THIS, UH, WELL AND OUTCOME, UM, OUTCOMES, OUR ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE IMPROVED BASIC EDUCATION.

THOSE REPORTS COME FROM THE TEACHERS AT ACC COLLEGE AND THEN ON INDIVIDUALS WHO OBTAIN HER RECOGNIZED CREDENTIAL A CERTIFICATE, SOME KIND OF TRAINING CERTIFICATE.

AND THAT COMES FROM OUR CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

CLIENTS GO TO SLIDE NUMBER 14, THE BEST THING, THE SERVICE LOCATIONS BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE, KIND OF BE STRATEGIC ABOUT HOW WE EXPAND WHERE THE NEEDS ARE OR CONTINUE TO EVOLVE.

WE HAVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS, AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE FOUR ALBUMS SENT OVER, I TURNED A ROBBER, STOP SPRAYING, SANTA BARBARA, I'M SORRY, THREE HARVEY STATE.

AND THEN RIGHT BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, UH, WE HAD BEGUN TO EXPAND TO THE SATELLITE SITES OF IMTA AND THE YMC MORRIS.

UM, SO THAT IS NEW, VERY EXCITING.

AND WE'RE STARTING TO GET SOME, SOME TRACTION AND VISIBILITY AND SOME FOLKS COMING IN FROM THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS.

UM, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO A DAY WHEN THERE IS NO COVID-19 AND WE CAN KIND OF GO BACK AND CONTINUE THAT WORK THAT WAS STARTED LAST YEAR TO PUT A LOT OF EFFORT TO, TO GET TO WHERE WE DID IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH, THEN THINGS CHANGED PRETTY DRAMATICALLY.

IF YOU GO TO SLIDE NUMBER 15 PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, UH, CURRENT EXPANSION EFFORTS INCLUDE THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS THAT I MENTIONED, UH, MORE THREE PORT AS THE YEAR CONTINUES TO GO.

AND THE, MY TOP LIST RECREATION AND COMMUNITY CENTER OPENING UP AND THE SATURDAY LOCATIONS, AS I MENTIONED IN THE PREVIOUS SLIDE.

SO THAT'S A CURRENT EXPANSION PLAN, UH, PROPOSED EXPANSION FOR THE FUTURE AS THE BEST SPRINGS THAT I MENTIONED THAT WE'LL BE OPENING, HOPEFULLY IN 2023, PUT A SLIDE NUMBER 16, A BUDGET IS FAIRLY SIMPLE COMPARED TO OTHER BUDGETS THAT YOU GUYS SEE FROM OTHER AGENCIES, UH, ALLOCATION.

AGAIN, IT'S THE SAME AS 1 MILLION, $102,106 THAT COULD CHANGE.

AND NOT BY MUCH, DEPENDING ON THE DISTRIBUTION FORMULA AT THE STATE LEVEL MUCH WILL RECEIVED THE ADDITIONAL 53,905, WHICH WE'VE ALREADY EXPENDED A LOCATION FOR NEXT YEAR.

WE MAY SUSTAIN 1.102, ONE OH SIX, SLIDE 17 IT'S BUDGET, SIMPLE.

IT FUNDS TWO PROGRAM MANAGERS.

SO COMMUNITY WORKERS AND POOR SOCIAL WORKERS ACROSS TO NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS.

UM, AND YOU START WITH NUMBER 18.

UM, THAT MONEY THAT IS LEFT OVER FROM THAT THEN FUNDS THE BEST PASSAGES AND EMPOWERMENT POINTS SO THAT WE CAN PROVIDE FOLKS WITH, UM, TRANSPORTATION AND GET CARDS FOR EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT, UH, FOR GAS, WITH CLOTHING BOOTS TOOLS FOR OUR, OUR STAFF, OUR CLIENTS IN CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

AND THEN THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION ON THE CAP AND THE, UH, THE BUDGET.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

UM, NOW WE DO HAVE, DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ANGEL FIRST CITED FOR DISCUSSION BEFORE THE PUBLIC HEARING PORTION? I DO.

SO THERE'S A RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

THE CITY HAS OTHER RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS OR BINDER SEPARATELY FROM THAT.

I'M SORRY.

COMMISSIONER POP.

I CUT OUT TWO OR THREE TIMES WHEN WE GOT A COUPLE OF WORDS.

CAN YOU REPEAT YOURSELF, PLEASE? YOU SPOKE ABOUT RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND THERE ARE OTHER CITY PROGRAMS FOR, WITH RENTAL ASSISTANCE RUNNING.

I THINK FROM NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING, ARE THEY COORDINATED? ARE THEY THE SAME PROGRAM PROGRAMS? SO, UH, ERICA COULD SPEAK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING PROGRAMS THAT ARE SEPARATE.

UM, OUR NEW CAR RENTAL ASSISTANCE IS, COMES FROM CITY OF AUSTIN FUNDS ABOUT $200,000 IN HOUSE.

AND THEN THEY ALSO PROVIDE SOME FUNDING TO CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CENTRAL TEXAS, UM, THAT WE, CAN YOU KIDDING?

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I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN TELL ME, BUT YES, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CENTRAL TEXAS ALSO SEE SOME FUNDING FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND WE WORK CLOSELY WITH THEM AND REFERRING CLIENTS, UH, FOR THEIR PROGRAMMING.

SO IS IT OPERATED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS OR A LOTTERY BASIS? OUR PROGRAM IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

AND YOU SAID THAT THE CHECKS ARE CUT DIRECTLY TO THE LANDLORDS.

DO YOU REQUIRE THE LANDLORDS TO NOT POST ANY LATE FEES ON PEOPLE WHO YES, WE'LL DO BEST AND YOU MUST PUT THE TIME THEY WERE VERY WILLING TO WORK WITH US.

SO YES, WE DO ADVOCATE AND PROVIDE A, UM, LAMBERT KIND OF MEDIATION SERVICES.

THANK YOU.

AND THEY USUALLY BRING THOSE SEATS.

THANKS, COMMISSIONER, POP.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE A QUESTION? UM, ANGEL, UH, I WAS CURIOUS, UH, ON THE NUMBER OF 700, I THINK OF FIVE HOUSEHOLDS.

ARE THERE ANY, ARE THOSE UNIQUE HOUSEHOLDS OR, UH, ARE SOME OF THOSE REPEAT THAT PEOPLE MAY HAVE NEEDED MORE THAN ONE INSTANCE OF ASSISTANCE? YEAH, THEY'RE MOSTLY UNIQUE.

UH, BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, THEY WERE ALMOST ALL UNIQUE.

WE'RE INDEPENDENT IF WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO CHANGE OUR POLICY A LITTLE BIT, BECAUSE THERE ARE SITUATIONS WHERE PEOPLE NEED MORE THAN ONE MONTH.

UM, SO MOSTLY WE DON'T HAVE THE NUMBERS FOR THE DUPLICATES.

SURE.

OKAY.

I WAS JUST CURIOUS.

THANK YOU.

UH, THE COMMISSIONERS.

ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ANGEL BEFORE WE, UM, MOVE TO THE PUBLIC HEARING COMMISSIONER RIGHT HERE? HI, EVERYBODY.

HOPE EVERYONE'S WELL, IT'S GOOD TO SEE FACES AND HEAR VOICES.

I JUST WANTED TO ASK, LOOK, I'M HERE TO HOPE.

YOU'RE DOING GOOD.

I BEEN THINKING, UM, I'M CURIOUS HAS FROM, AS FAR AS THE OUTCOMES THAT ARE BEING ASKED, WHEN IT COMES TO, UM, SORT OF THE WORK, THE WORKFORCE OR RELATED THINGS OR REHABILITATING FOLKS OR HOOKING PEOPLE UP WITH CHOPS, HAVE THOSE, HAVE THOSE OUTCOMES SHIFTED AFTER THE EXPECTATIONS, UH, YOU KNOW, FROM THE, FOR LACK OF BETTER WORDS, THE FEDS OF THOSE OUTCOMES, HAVE THOSE HAVE THOSE CHANGED AT ALL SINCE CODED, AND THEN MY FOLLOWUP TO THAT IS, LET ME, LET ME LET YOU ANSWER THAT FIRST.

AND THEN, SO I DON'T COME DOWN.

MY QUESTIONS HAD NOT, I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THE STATE, UH, THE BOTH HAVE CHANGED.

UH, WHAT IS CHANGED IS, UM, INTERNALLY, LIKE I MENTIONED, OVER THE WEEK, WE HAD A WORK GROUP KIND OF FIGURE OUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE CAN DO DIFFERENT POST COVID TO HELP PEOPLE INTEGRATE, WANTING TO GO BACK TO WORK.

UM, SO KNOW THAT THE EXPECTATIONS HAVE NOT CHANGED.

OKAY.

I WAS JUST, YEAH, AND I WAS JUST, I WAS JUST SUCH A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT AND YOU ACTUALLY KIND OF GAVE ME A GOOD SEGUE.

I'VE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT, UH, I REMEMBERED THE SEGMENT ON THE RADIO TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT KIND OF JOBS THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE THAT ARE, YOU KNOW, OUT OF THE JOB ENVIRONMENT WITH THAT AREN'T, YOU KNOW, NECESSARILY TECH OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

AND THEY TALKED ABOUT PEOPLE GETTING TRAINING AS CONTACT TRACERS.

UH, THEY, YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WORKING IN FOOD SERVICE OR EVEN OUR OWN CITY SERVICES WHERE, UH, WHERE FOLKS COULD BE NEEDED OR WHERE THE NEED HAS INCREASED.

LIKE I WENT TO THE PARKS, UT AND I WAS KIND OF WATCHING THESE FOLKS THAT ARE MONITORING THE ENTRANCES TO THE PARKS.

AND I'VE BEEN THINKING LIKE, OH, I WONDER IF THESE FOLKS ARE CONTRACT OR IF THEY'RE, YOU KNOW, FULL CITY EMPLOYEES.

SO I GUESS I, I'D BE CURIOUS TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT WORKING GROUP.

AND IF THEY'RE WORKING TO SORT OF, UH, YOU KNOW, PUT LESS, YOU KNOW, INSTEAD OF DATED A TO F IT'S MORE LIKE A, TO C IN TERMS OF MAYBE CONNECTING THESE FOLKS TO GAPS OF NEEDS IN TERMS OF OUR OWN CITY EMPLOYMENT, YOU KNOW, LIKE, ARE THESE FOLKS, UM, CONNECTED TO DIRECT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN ITSELF? SO, UM, I, I KNOW I COME WITH MORE QUESTIONS.

I THINK IT'S, UH, I ADMIRE THE WORK YOU DO.

AND I'M JUST CURIOUS IF, IF THAT KIND OF THINKING IS HAPPENING WITH THAT WORKING GROUP AND IF IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO SHARE THAT WITH THE COMMISSION AT SOME POINT, UH, YES.

UM, IT IS HAPPENING AND THEY'RE ACTUALLY KIND OF TRYING TO ALIGN THEMSELVES A LITTLE MORE WITH A WORKFORCE AND THE MIDDLE SKILL, OCCUPATION JOBS, AND A NEW ADDRESS PLAN.

UM, I CAN'T RECALL THE NAME OF THE PLAN RIGHT NOW THAT, UH, ALIGNS WITH THE WORKFORCE HANDLES OCCUPATION, UH, OCCUPATION, BUT I COULD HAVE, UM, ONE OF THOSE SOCIAL WORKERS COME AND PRESENT TO YOU GUYS AT SOME POINT AND SHOW YOU WHAT THEY'RE ENVISIONING FOR OUR CASE MANAGEMENT, UH, 2.0,

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THANKS, ANGEL.

UM, SOME COMMISSIONERS.

I'M FINE.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND SPEAK UP IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION.

OKAY.

UH, I WILL.

AND, UH, I, I, IT'S REALLY GOOD TO SEE YOU AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WORK.

UH, THIS IS A REALLY FANTASTIC PRESENTATION.

I'M WONDERING IF YOU COULD GO TO THE PAGE WHERE YOU WERE DISCUSSING THE TOP FIVE NEEDS, I GUESS WE'RE NOT SHARING IT HERE, BUT IF YOU CAN GO TO THAT PAGE, COULD YOU READ US WHAT THOSE TOP FIVE NEEDS WERE FOR THE CSBG, UH, ASSESSMENT IN 2019? YEAH.

THERE WERE HOUSE FOR HOUSING EMPLOYMENT, BASIC NEEDS AND EDUCATION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND THANKS FOR SHARING, UH, THE DATA THAT YOU DID SO SUCCINCTLY, AND I THINK HOLISTICALLY AT THE SAME TIME, I'D JUST LIKE TO POINT OUT, UH, TO THE CHAIR THAT THOSE FIVE NEEDS, UH, THAT I'M GOING TO AS POINTED OUT, UM, HOUSING, HEALTH EMPLOYMENT, BASIC NEEDS AND EDUCATION ARE THE SAME, YOU KNOW, THEY, THEY LINE UP NEARLY DIRECTLY WITH THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, UH, YOU KNOW, WHICH ARE EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, INCOME, FAMILY, AND SOCIAL SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY SAFETY, WHICH ARE KNOWN TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE PLURALITY, UH, OF, OF REALLY ARE, UH, THE PLURALITY OF FACTORS THAT FACTOR INTO EVERYONE'S LONGTERM HEALTH OUTCOMES.

AND THESE, UH, INDICATORS ALSO HAPPENED TO LINE UP REALLY DIRECTLY WITH THE FIVE INDICATORS THAT, UH, THE OF OPPORTUNITY PROJECT, UH, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, SORT OF CONCEPTUALLY WELL KNOWN AS THE BEST STUDY AROUND ECONOMIC MOBILITY, UM, SHOWS THAT ARE FACTORS THAT, THAT TIE IN ECONOMIC MOBILITY AND PRE COVID AND POST COVID.

THESE ARE STILL THE VARIABLES THAT WE'RE SEEING.

THESE ARE JUST NOW MORE EXACERBATED, THESE FIVE, UH, SORT OF, UH, INDICATORS, UH, AND DETERMINANTS.

AND, UH, JUST, I CAN POINT OUT TO THE CHAIR THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE SEEING THIS TREND ALL OVER THE PLACE, AND I BELIEVE THAT THIS CAN BE A GREAT PARADIGM FOR US TO BE EVALUATING REALLY ANY INITIATIVE THAT PROCESSES OUR DESKS, YOU KNOW, WHERE OUR EVALUATION AND POTENTIAL ENDORSEMENT IN AS MUCH AS ECONOMIC MOBILITY IS CONCERNED, WHETHER IT'S TRANSPORT, TRANSPORT RELATED, WHETHER IT'S DEVELOPMENT RELATED, UM, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE THESE FIVE INDICATORS ARE SOMETHING OF A CONSTELLATION AND A REFERENDUM ON EQUITY.

UH, THANK YOU.

THANKS COMMISSIONER.

UM, AGREED.

I MEAN, THIS IS DEFINITELY, WE'RE SEEING JUST AN EXACERBATION OF THE CURRENT ISSUES ACROSS OUR CITY AND, UH, THE WAY THINGS HAVE CHANGED, UM, WITH THE RAPID GROWTH IN AUSTIN, UM, COMMISSIONERS, UM, I WILL GO AHEAD AND IF, UNLESS WE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, UH, COMMISSIONER YOUNG, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? IT LOOKS LIKE I JUST SAW YOU POP UP ON THE SCREEN, SO, OKAY.

UM, IF NOT, THEN WE WILL CLOSE THIS ITEM

[3. PUBLIC HEARING]

AND THEN WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE PUBLIC HEARING PORTION, UH, ITEM NUMBER THREE, UH, CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING TO RECEIVE COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2021 CSBG BUDGET ACTION PLAN.

UM, AND I GUESS STAFF WILL LET US KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY, ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HERE TOO, ANY SPEAKERS REGISTERED.

OKAY.

SO THEN WE, OKAY, WELL, THANK YOU.

UM, THANK YOU, ANGEL.

APPRECIATE YOUR PRESENTATION AS ALWAYS.

UM, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

AND THEN WE'LL,

[4. NEW BUSINESS]

WE'LL MOVE ALONG TO ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

UH, THE NEW BUSINESS BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION POSSIBLE ACTION ON CAT METRO'S PROJECT CONNECT AND ANTI-DISPLACEMENT EFFORTS AND GOVERNANCE, UH, COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, UH, CUT METRO STAFF.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE, UH, JACKIE NIERENBERG.

YEP.

HI EVERYBODY.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS MY NAME IS JACKIE AND YOU'RE IN BERG AND I AM THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER CAPITAL METRO.

I ALSO HAVE CHANDELA MUKHERJEE HERE, WHO IS OUR VICE PRESIDENT OF THING, AND SHIMMER WILL BE SPEAKING AFTER MY PRESENTATION ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT PROCESS AND TALKING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT OTHER COMMUNITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE DOING AS FAR AS DENTAL DISPLACEMENT AND THE MEASURES ASSOCIATED WITH TRANSIT PROJECTS LIKE PROJECT CONNECT.

SO I'LL GO AHEAD AND START WITH MY PRESENTATION.

IF WE COULD PULL THAT PRESENTATION UP, PLEASE

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MIGHT BE ABOUT THAT 32ND DELAY.

OH, THAT'S RIGHT.

THAT'S RIGHT.

THAT'S RIGHT.

I FORGOT ABOUT THAT.

OKAY, WELL, I'LL GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

SO I, UM, I KNOW THAT MOST OF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE IDEA OF PROJECT CONNECT.

SOME OF YOU ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE INS AND OUTS OF PROJECT CONNECT BATCH, JUST TO BE SAFE.

I'D LIKE TO DO A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT CONNECT SYSTEM PLAN AND THE INITIAL INVESTMENT, UM, THAT IS MOVING FORWARD TO THE REFERENDUM IN NOVEMBER.

UM, SO ESPECIALLY GO TO SLIDE NUMBER TWO, PLEASE.

I WANT TO GO OVER ALL THE ELEMENTS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE PLAN.

SO PROJECT CONNECT HAS BEEN A LONG ARDUOUS JOURNEY.

WE'VE RESTARTED PROJECT CONNECT AFTER ANY REFERENDUM THAT WAS HELD IN 2014.

SOME OF THEM MAY RECALL IF YOU WERE LIVING HERE.

UM, AND THEN STARTED AGAIN ON THE PROCESS OF ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY IN 2016, UM, HELPING HAVING THE COMMUNITY HELP US TO IDENTIFY THE CORRIDORS WHERE HIGH CAPACITY TRANSIT SERVICE MADE SENSE.

AND, UM, THROUGHOUT THAT PROCESS, WE'VE WORKED VERY, VERY CLOSELY WITH AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN AND THE MOBILITY CORRIDOR PROGRAM, SO THAT WE WERE ALL IN LOCK STEP AS THIS BEDDING TOOK PLACE.

UM, WE EVEN SHARED A COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE WITH THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN TEAM CALLED THE MULTIMODAL COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

UH, SPEAK A COUPLE OF WHO ACTUALLY SERVED ON THAT COMMITTEE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

AND THAT MORPHED INTO A, AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE CALLED THE PROJECT CONNECT, UH, AMBASSADORS AT WORK, WHICH IS A GROUP OF PEOPLE, ABOUT 150 MEMBERS ON THE, ON THE ROSTER, UM, THAT REPRESENT A VARIETY OF PERSPECTIVES AROUND THE CITY FROM NEIGHBORHOODS TO SOCIAL SERVICES, UH, TO, UM, SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUPS, UM, REAL ESTATE GROUPS, EDUCATION, ET CETERA, AND WITH THE HELP OF OUR, UH, TO CAM AS WE CALL IT.

AND, UM, WORKING WITH CITY COUNCIL, WE CAME TO A PRETTY BIG MILESTONE ON THE SEVENTH, UM, WHERE THE CITY COUNCIL AND, UM, OUR BOARD VOTED TO MOVE FORWARD ON WHAT WE CALL THE INITIAL INVESTMENT PLAN.

AND THESE ARE THE COMPONENTS I'LL GO THROUGH THEM QUICKLY.

AND THEN I'LL CONCENTRATE A LITTLE BIT ON EACH ONE.

UM, BUT THE CENTER PIECE OF THE PROJECT CONNECT SYSTEM PLAN IS, UH, TWO WHITE RAIL LINES.

UM, ORIGINALLY THE RECOMMENDED SYSTEM PLAN HAD INCLUDED A THIRD, THE GOLD LINE THAT FOR THE TIME BEING AND THE INITIAL INVESTMENT IS GOING TO BE A RAPID, UH, BEST RAPID, UH, EXCUSE ME, A METRO RAPID MINE.

SO THE ORANGE LINE IS THE MORE SOUTH LIGHT RAIL LINE.

UM, IT WILL BE RUNNING FROM THE NORTH, FROM OUR TRANSIT CENTER AT ONE 83 AND LAMAR, UH, DOWN TO 70 LANE INTO THE SOUTH, THE BLUE LINE, UM, THE CONNECTIONS FROM THE AIRPORT INTO DOWNTOWN, UM, AND IT WOULD INCLUDE A DOWNTOWN TRANSIT TUNNEL AND THAT TREND, THAT TUNNEL THAT GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THREE UNDERGROUND STATIONS, INCLUDING THE FLAGSHIP STATION, WHICH WOULD BE, UM, THE REPUBLIC SQUARE STATION WHERE, UH, PASSENGERS COULD CONNECT TO OTHER SERVICES, INCLUDING FROM ONE LINE TO THE OTHER.

UM, IT WOULD ALSO INCLUDE METRO RAPID RUNS THE ORIGINAL RECOMMENDATION WITH SEVEN NEW METRO RAPID ROUTES FOR THE INITIAL INVESTMENT WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH FOUR RECOMMENDED METRO RAPID ROCKS.

IT ALSO INCLUDES ENHANCEMENTS TO, UH, REDLINE, OUR COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE, THE METRO RAIL, UM, AND CLAIMS FOR A GREEN LINE, A SECOND COMMUTER LINE.

UM, THAT THAT LINE IS ACTUALLY CURRENTLY RUNNING FREIGHT SERVICE.

IT IS A FACILITY THAT IS OWNED BY CAPITAL METRO, AND THAT WAS THE CONVERTED TO COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE, UM, YEARS DOWN THE LINE, AND THEN ADDED EXPRESS MORE EXPRESS BEST SERVICE AND BETTER EXPRESS SERVICES, A COMMUTER BEST SERVICE.

UM, BUT THE PURPOSE OF THAT IS TO BRING PEOPLE IN AND OUT OF THE CENTER OF THE CITY.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO WORK HERE EVERY DAY, BUT DON'T LIVE HERE FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.

WE KNOW AUSTIN FAIRLY EXPENSIVE AND WE HAVE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE HAVING TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE CITY.

AND SO THE METRO EXPRESS LIKE THE RED LINE AND THE FUTURE GROWTH OF LINE, IF THEY CONSIDER SERVICE, WE WOULD ALSO BE EXTENDING OUR LOCAL BUS SERVICE.

I BET YOUR BUS SERVICE AS WELL AS I'VE MET HER ACCESS AND OTHERS IN RESPONSE TO RESPONSE SERVICE, WE CURRENTLY HAVE ONE CALLED PICKUP

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THAT HAS BEEN LAUNCHED IN SIX NEIGHBORHOODS IN TOWN.

THAT IS AN ARMED MAN, A NEIGHBORHOOD CIRCULATOR SERVICE.

THE PURPOSE OF THAT IS TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO THE NEAREST TRANSIT STOP OR OTHER DESTINATIONS WITHIN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS ZONE AND, UH, PROJECT CONNECT CALLS FOR MULTIPLE, UH, OF THOSE SERVICES.

THERE'S NO NEIGHBORHOOD CIRCULATOR SERVICES TO BE ADDED TO OUR SERVICES.

UH, ANOTHER THING OF IMPORT IS THAT ALL OF OUR DO A CLOSE FOR THE PACKET BECAUSE I SYSTEM WILL BE RAIL EMISSIONS, ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

THE NEXT SLIDE SLIDE NUMBER TWO, PLEASE.

THIS IS JUST A DREAM TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT A LIGHT RAIL SERVICE COULD LOOK LIKE ON THE GROUND.

I DO WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE, WHICH HAS THE METRO ROLL THAT RUNS NOW.

AND THEN ANDREW HAS A DOWNTOWN, UM, AND LIGHT RAIL.

THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE IS THE TYPE OF SERVICE THAT OFFERS PATTERNS THAT LIGHT RAIL IS MEANT TO SERVE INNER CITY PASSENGERS.

SO IT HAS MULTIPLE STOPS OR STOPS OR FROM YOUR SERVICE.

IT'S ALSO, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE RENDERING RIGHT ON THE STREET, IF YOU CAN PICTURE MAYBE RIVERSIDE BOULEVARD WHERE THE BLUE LINE WOULD BE RUNNING, THIS IS WHAT WE ENVISIONED IT TO LOOK LIKE ON THE GROUND CENTRAL RUNNING, POSSIBLY BOARDING ON BOTH SIDES OR HAVING SEVERAL PLATFORMS. UM, WE STILL HAVE A LOT THAT HAS TO BE DECIDED WE HAVEN'T BEGAN ENGINEERING WORK, OBVIOUSLY.

SO IT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE ON THE GROUND.

UH, NEXT SLIDE BEFORE, UM, WHEN IT GOES BACK TO THE FIRST LIGHT RAIL LINE, WE PROPOSE THE ORANGE LINE THAT WOULD RUN ORIGINAL, OR THE INTENT FOR THE FULLY BUILT OUT PLAN WOULD BE TO READ FROM TECH ROADS ALL THE WAY DOWN TO SLAUGHTER.

AND SO OUR INITIAL INVESTMENT, IT WAS THE END OF THE NORTH FROM OUR TRANSIT CENTRIC RESTAURANT 83.

AND FROM OUR, AND EXTEND TO SESAME LANE DESTINATIONS WOULD INCLUDE THE TRANSIT CENTER AT NORTH LAMAR CRESTVIEW STATION, NIETZSCHE REPUBLIC, SQUARE AUDITORIUM SHORES OF ITS ENTIRE SHORES AND THE SOUTH CONGRESS DISTRICT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

NUMBER FOUR, WHEN THE BLUE LINE, THE BLUE LINE IS THE LIGHT RAIL LINE THAT IS FOUND AT OFFER SERVICE TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT.

AND THIS IS ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE TRAVELING FOR BUSINESS.

THIS IS ALSO TO SERVE 7,000 EMPLOYEES THAT WORK AT THE AIRPORT EVERY DAY, AND IT WOULD OPERATE FROM THE NORTH, FROM OUR TRANSIT CENTER.

HE RESPONDED MAYBE THREE, TWO DOWNTOWN AND WENT DIRECT TO THE AIRPORT AND IT WOULD INCLUDE THE DESTINATION THERE'S LAKE SHORE DRIVE THE CONVENTION CENTER, RAINY STREET, WHERE THERE WOULD BE A CROSSFIT, UH, OF LADY BIRD, LAKE, UH, HOOCHIE, FESCUE, AND THE NORTH OF TRANSIT CENTER.

ALRIGHT, NEXT TIME PLEASE.

NUMBER SIX, I MENTIONED THAT WE ARE PROPOSING A SECOND COMMUTER SERVICE.

THAT WOULD BE THE GREEN LINE ON A RIGHT OF WAY.

THAT WAS CURRENT, THAT CAPITAL METRO CURRENTLY OWNS.

UM, AND THAT WOULD RUN FROM DOWNTOWN AND SERVE EAST AUSTIN, UM, ORIGINALLY TO COLONY PARK AND THEN IN THE FUTURE, POSSIBLY MAINER AND EVEN ELKINS.

ALRIGHT, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE AT SLIDE NUMBER SEVEN, AN OVERVIEW OF THE FORD METRO RAPID ROUTES THAT ARE BEING PROPOSED.

SO THESE QUARTERS LOOK ORDERS THAT INCLUDE, I MENTIONED THAT THERE WAS A THIRD PROPOSED A RIGHT RAIL LINE IN THE INITIALLY RECOMMENDED SYSTEM PLAN.

THAT WAS GOING TO BE A METRO RAPID ROUTE TO BEGIN WITH.

AND THAT GOAL IS THAT'S CALLED THE GOLD LINE AND IT WAS GO FROM ACC HIGHLAND IN THE NORTH TO SOUTH CONGRESS AND BEN WIPED TO THE SOUTH.

AND IF YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH OUR METRO RAPID SERVICE WITH THE RAPID IS, YOU'VE PROBABLY SEEN THEM DOWNTOWN ON THE BUS ONLY LANE.

THESE ARE RED VEHICLES, SOME OF THEM ARE ARTICULATED OR THE BENDY BUSES WITH THE DOUBLE DOUBLE, UH, PASSENGER CARS.

UM, AND THEY ALSO HAVE PRIORITY TREATMENT AT RESECTIONS.

SO THEY TEND TO MOVE MUCH MORE RELIABLY THAN THE LOCAL BUS SERVICE, AND THEN THE SECURITY PEOPLE LONGER DISTANCES AS WELL.

UM, SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING HERE FOR THE GIRLS' LINE.

ANOTHER METRO RAPID LINE WOULD BE THE EXPO CENTRAL LINE RUNNING FROM EAST AUSTIN TO UT AT DOWNTOWN.

UH, THE THIRD ONE WOULD BE THE PLEASANT VALLEY ROUTES THAT WOULD RENT FROM RULER TO THE GOODNIGHT RANCH AND THEN THE BURNET ROUTE, WHICH WAS FROM THE DOMAIN AND SOUTH WORKING OFF IN TWO DIRECTIONS.

UM, SHE HAD BEEN CHAKA

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AND OAK HILL.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, THE NEXT FEW SLIDES, I'LL JUST GO THROUGH QUICKLY JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA.

THESE ARE RENDERINGS.

UM, THIS OBVIOUSLY I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE DOWNTOWN FRONT IS GONNA LOOK LIKE JUST YET, BUT JUST TO GIVE PEOPLE A FLAVOR OF WHAT IT COULD BE, PEOPLE WOULD BE ABLE TO, UH, ACCESS THE SYSTEM BOTH OF THE RAIL LINES, BUT BE ABLE TO GET INFORMATION FROM THE AIRPORT, OUR SERVICES, UM, NEXT SLIDE, SLIDE NINE.

ANOTHER BENEFIT OF HAVING THE, THE DOWNTOWN TIMER DOWNTOWN STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES TO, UM, HAVE RETAIL SPACES OR FOOD BENDING SPACES.

THERE ARE ALSO OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC ART AND PERFORMANCE AND, UM, OTHER PLACEMAKING OPPORTUNITIES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, SLIDE NUMBER 10 JUST SHOWS YOU WHAT A PARK AND RIDE FACILITY COULD LOOK LIKE.

AND HE ALREADY HAD A NUMBER OF PARKING FACILITIES, UH, AROUND TOWN, BUT, UM, WHAT WE ENVISION IS MORE AMENITIES, PARKING RIDE FACILITIES, INCLUDING CHARGING STATIONS FOR ELECTRIC CARS, BIKE SHARE, UM, BASIS FOR DROP OFF FROM, FROM RIDE SHARE OR TAXI PUBLIC RESTROOMS, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THAT WE'VE BEEN HEARING A LOT FROM OUR COMMUNITY ABOUT THE NEED FOR, UM, ALSO POSSIBLY FOOD BENDING AND AMPLE SHADE TO MAKE IT COMFORTABLE AND HOSPITABLE FOR PEOPLE LIVING FOR THEIR SERVICE.

THE NEXT SLIDE, SLIDE 11.

UM, IT WAS A SAMPLE OF WHAT A REGIONAL PARK FACILITY COULD LOOK LIKE.

AND, YOU KNOW, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS AND THE OTHER PARKING RIGHTS WOULD BE THE, UM, ACCESS THAT IT WOULD AFFORD REGIONAL, UH, BUS OPERATIONS, RIGHT LAWN LANE, AND, UM, GRAY HOUSE AND MEGABUS.

SO JUST HAVING SORT OF A ONE STOP PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME INTO TOWN FROM SISTER OR DALLAS OR SAN ANTONIO, AND THEN HOP ON THE CAPITAL METRO SERVICE TO GET TO WHERE THEY WANT TO GO IN AUSTIN.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

I MENTIONED THAT WE MOVED FORWARD WITH AN INITIAL INVESTMENT OVERVIEW.

I KIND OF GOT OVER IT SOME BLACKS, BUT, UM, I WANTED TO SHOW YOU A MAP OF WHAT THAT COULD LOOK LIKE.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT SLIDE NUMBER 13, THAT'S CORRECT.

BUT THE MAP WILL GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT ALL OF THESE PROJECTS LOOK LIKE ON THE MAP.

THE DOTTED LINES ARE ONES THAT WE'LL BE ADDRESSING IN THE FUTURE.

AND THE SOLID LINES ARE PROJECTS THAT ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH REINVESTMENT, THE INITIAL INVESTMENT, JUST TO SHOW THAT THESE ARE SERVING ALL PARTS OF THE CITY, EVEN IN THE INITIAL INVESTMENT.

NUMBER 15 IS AN INITIAL INVESTMENT SEQUENCE.

HOW REAL THESE LOOK ON A TIMELINE? SO SHOULD THE REFERENDUM PASS IN NOVEMBER, WE WOULD IMMEDIATELY BEGIN TWO PROCESSES.

ONE WOULD BE THE ENGINEERING AND DESIGN WORK.

AND THE OTHER ONE WOULD BE AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT THAT IS MANDATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS PART OF OUR APPLICATION TO THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION FOR FUNDING THROUGH A PROJECT CONNECT.

UM, ONCE THESE ARE COMPLETE, WHICH WOULD BE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 18 MONTHS TO TWO YEARS, WE WOULD BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON THE LIGHT RAIL LINES, THE ORANGE AND BLUE LINES.

AND IF YOU'RE INTERESTED FROM NOW, WHEN YOU MIGHT ACTUALLY BE RIDING THOSE SERVICES, WE'RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT 2028 TO 2029 FOR THAT ENHANCEMENTS TO OUR METRO RAIL OR COMMUTER SERVICE THAT CURRENTLY ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY.

BUT SOME OF THESE WOULD BE UNDERTAKEN IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS AFTER THE ENGINEERING AND DESIGN WORK AND BE COMPLETE WITHIN THE FIRST THREE YEARS OF THE PROJECT.

SO THOSE WILL COME ON FAIRLY SOON.

AND IN FACT, WE HAVE OUR DOWNTOWN STATION, UH, THAT WILL, THAT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND WILL BE COMPLETED AS EARLY AS 2021.

THEN THE GREEN LINE IS A LITTLE BIT FURTHER DOWN THE LINE.

WE'RE LOOKING AT YOUR AGE TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON THAT.

AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS IN ORDER FOR THE PROJECT AND SHOW ME WITH HIM PROBABLY, UM, EXPAND ON THIS A LITTLE MORE FOR PURPOSE FROM HER PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE, BUT, UM, IN ORDER TO BE COMPETITIVE FOR FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PROJECTS, WE HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THERE IS RIDERSHIP POTENTIAL.

CURRENTLY THERE'S NOT QUITE ENOUGH DEVELOPMENT IN THAT CORRIDOR

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OR ENOUGH DENSITY IN THAT CORRIDOR TO PROJECT THE WRITER'S SHIP NUMBERS THAT WE NEED TO MEET A THRESHOLD FOR FUNDING.

UM, BUT WE BELIEVE THAT BY YEAR EIGHT AND WE'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN A DEVELOPMENT STUDY OF THAT CORRIDOR FOR THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF, UM, TO DETERMINE THE POTENTIAL FOR THAT WE BELIEVE BY YEAR EIGHT, UM, THAT WE'LL BE READY TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL FUNDING TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON THAT AND GET FEDERAL CLEARANCE.

UM, MR. RAPIDS WOULD START PRETTY QUICKLY.

THOSE WOULD BE ON THE GROUND FAIRLY QUICKLY, THE FIRST THREE, UM, QUICKER, BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE, UH, THE TRADITIONAL NEPA PROCESS, WHICH IS A LITTLE BIT TIME CONSUMING.

THE GOLD LINE WILL BE A LITTLE BIT LATER, UH, FINISHED BECAUSE IT DOES HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE NEPA, THE PROCESS.

AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS BECAUSE WE'RE PREPARING FOR THAT CRUISER TO EVENTUALLY BECOME A POTENTIAL LIGHT RAIL LINE.

AND THAT WAY WE HAVE DO ENVIRONMENTAL WORK DONE ON THAT.

AND THEN WE'LL SEE THE, THE METRICS STRESS AND PARKING RIGHTS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY.

SOME OF THESE WILL BE COMPLETED PRETTY QUICKLY.

OTHERS WOULD BE ONLINE LATER IN THE, IN THE PROCESS AROUND YEAR NINE.

UM, WE'LL BE GIVEN IMMEDIATELY, UM, UPGRADING OUR TESTING TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM.

UH, THOSE WOULD BE READY, UH, APPROXIMATELY YEAR THREE.

AND THEN OF COURSE WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY, THE TRANSIT SECURITAS ANTI-DISPLACEMENT MEASURES, UM, THE CITY COUNCIL AND, AND OUR BOARD AGREED IN JULY, UH, HAD A JOINT WORK SESSION.

SHE, WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED AS A $100 MILLION FUND TO TRIPLE THAT AMOUNT TO $300 MILLION.

UM, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THAT WOULD BE ADMINISTERED THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.

WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT AS I GET TO THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, WHICH IS HOW THIS IS ALL GOING TO BE FABRIC.

SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SLIDE NUMBER 16, THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, UM, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE GETTING FUNDING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN, SHOULD THE REFERENDUM PASS AND ALSO FROM CAPITOL METRO'S, UM, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE BEST WAY TO MOVE FORWARD WOULD BE TO CREATE WHAT'S CALLED A LOCALLY, UH, DEVIN DEVIN, A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CORPORATION AS GC.

UM, WHAT'S GOING TO BE CALLED THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, AND IT WILL BE A WAY FOR US TO BE MORE TRANSPARENT WITH THE COMMUNITY ABOUT HOW THESE FUNDS ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED AND WHERE THEY'RE COMING FROM.

UM, IT WILL ALLOW US TO WORK HAND IN HAND WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UH, TO IMPLEMENT THE PROJECT CONNECT CONSTRUCTION, UM, AND MANAGE THE PHONES.

AND IF WE MOVE ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE, WE CAN TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THAT'S GONNA LOOK LIKE.

UM, SO WE ALSO TRANSPORTATION PARTNERSHIP WOULD REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE CAPITAL METRO BOARD, AND IT WOULD PROVIDE AN ANNUAL COMPREHENSIVE REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE CABINETRY BYRD, UH, AND PARTICIPATE IN AN ANNUAL JOINT MEETING WOULD HAVE AN INDEPENDENT AUDITOR.

IT WAS MANAGED TO A PROJECT CONNECTED, FERMENTATION, AND EXECUTION OF THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, AND IT WOULD ENSURE CLOSE ALIGNMENT WITH CAPITAL MAP SHOW OPERATION, UM, THE DIFFERENT RESPONSIBILITIES, THE CITY AND CAP METRO HAD APPROVED PROJECT CONNECT SYSTEM PLAN AND POLICIES.

UM, IT WAS FORMED TOGETHER FROM THE ACP.

THEY WOULD ESTABLISH POLICIES, SELECT MEMBERS AND ALLOCATE THE ANNUAL FUNDING TO THE ATP.

SO THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP WOULD HAVE ITS OWN BOARD, POSSIBLY EVEN ITS OWN STAFF.

AND THREE OF THOSE BOARD POSITIONS WILL BE COMMUNITY POSITION IN PARTICULAR, THEY WOULD BE SEEKING, UH, COMMUNITY MEMBERS WITH EXPERTISE IN FINANCE AND ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION.

AND, UH, I BELIEVE THE THIRD ONE WAS IN GOVERNANCE.

AND MOST RECENTLY THE DEVELOPMENT THAT JUST CAME ABOUT FROM A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL, UH, THIS THIS MONTH, UH, WAS TO ALSO INCLUDE A COMMUNITY ADVISORY, KIMBERLY, A CAC THAT WOULD RECORD AT A PUBLIC MEETING TO THE BOARD, TO THE ACP BOARD AND ADVISE THE ACP BOARD, UM, SPENDING THE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT FUNDS.

SO THAT IS WHAT WE KNOW NOW, THERE'S STILL A LOT MORE TO DO, UM, TO REALLY MEET THIS OUT THAT, UM, I WANT US TO TURN THIS OVER TO SHARMILA NOW WHO CAN SPEAK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS

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AND THE REASON THAT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS ALSO INCLUDES, UM, SPECIFIC, UM, EXAMINATION OF HOW COMMUNITIES, WHAT IS THE PILLAR UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES, UH, COULD BE NEGATIVELY BY CONSTRUCTION.

UM, SO IT'S NOT ONLY LOOKING AT THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND THEN WHAT THE PROCESS LOOKS AT THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT.

AND THAT'S A REALLY IMPORTANT POINT TO MAKE BECAUSE THE ENGAGEMENT WORK THAT'S DONE FOR THIS MEANS THE PROCESS IS HIGHLY RIGOROUS AND VERY GRANULAR.

WE'LL BE WORKING WITH STAKEHOLDERS OFF THE CORRIDOR LEVEL OF ALL OF THESE PROJECTS, UM, AND COMING TO HER CREATE A SOLUTION THAT WORKS FOR EVERYBODY.

SO I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO CHARMELLA NOW, AND THEN WE CAN TAKE SOME QUESTIONS AFTERWARDS.

UH, THANK YOU, JACKIE.

UH, CHARMELLA JUST ONE SECOND.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A HOUSEKEEPING ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT'S FOUR 10, AND WE DO HAVE A HARD STOP AT FOUR 30.

I KNOW THIS IS THE PORTION, ESPECIALLY, UH, REALLY APPRECIATE THAT THE IN DEPTH, UH, ABOUT THE, THE ACTUAL PROGRAM.

I KNOW THAT THIS, THIS NEXT PORTION IS WHAT OUR COMMISSION IS, UH, IS REALLY ALSO VERY INTERESTED IN AS WELL.

UH, SO JUST A REMINDER THAT WE'RE ABOUT 20 MINUTES LEFT OF OUR MEETING.

WE'LL KEEP IT BRIEF.

OH, SORRY.

JACKIE, CAN YOU HEAR ME? CAN YOU ALL HEAR ME? OKAY, PERFECT.

SORRY.

I WAS TALKING WITH NEW DAWN, WHICH, YOU KNOW, IT'S KIND OF THE THING IN THOSE DAYS.

SO, UM, FIRST OF ALL, THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY IN I'M.

UM, THIS IS MY FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO INTERFACE WITH YOU VIRTUALLY, UM, I'M SURE.

NO ONE WILL JIM EVP PLANNING AT CAPITAL METRO.

AND, UM, SO I'M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT JUST BUILDING OFF OF WHAT JACKIE MENTIONED THAT SHE MENTIONED METRO RAPIDS CORRIDORS, AND, UM, I WOULD GIVE THEIR EXAMPLE, THE VISINE VALLEY, AS WELL AS THE EXPO LINE THAT ARE MOVING FORWARD RIGHT NOW.

AND THEY ARE IN THAT THEY WERE APPROVED BY FTE TO ENTER INTO PROJECT DEVELOPMENT.

AND, UM, SO I WILL GIVE THOSE EXAMPLES AND SEE WHAT WE ARE DOING RIGHT NOW ON THOSE, BUT I JUST WANTED TO GIVE A BROAD OVERVIEW ON OFF NEPA NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT.

MANY OF YOU MAY KNOW ALREADY THAT THAT'S, UM, REALLY LOOKS AT, I PROVIDE SOME POLICY FRAMEWORK, UM, TO REVIEW, UM, CONSEQUENCES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF EXCESSIVE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR ACTIONS ON BOTH HUMAN AND A BUILT ENVIRONMENT.

SO THE FOCUS HAS BEEN ON DOSE ENVIRONMENT INITIALLY.

UM, AND I THINK THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT WAS NEGLECTED IF YOU ASKED ME FROM THE HISTORICALLY HOW THAT WAS DONE.

UM, BUT I THINK, UM, SINCE ESSENTIALLY 1965, THERE WERE LIKE A LOT OF LAYERS OF REGULATION THAT CAME UNDERNEATH US, SPECIFICALLY THE EXECUTIVE ORDER, 12, EIGHT 98, THAT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, UM, EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WAS SIGNED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON.

THAT THAT'S REALLY GOOD NEPA.

UM, I WOULD SAY, UH, THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO INTO VARIOUS DEEP ANALYSIS OF, UM, ANY POTENTIAL, FIRST OF ALL, ANY IMPACTS FIRST, ALL IMPACTS TO THEM.

DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS GETS CONDUCTED AND THEN ANY IMPACTS TO LOW INCOME AND MINORITY POPULATION ARE ASSESSED SEPARATELY.

AND THEN THERE'S A THIRD NERVE ASSESSMENT THAT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT ANY ADVERSE IMPACT, UM, THAT, UM, THAT COULD POTENTIALLY HAPPEN TO LOW INCOME AND MINORITY POPULATIONS BASED ON A PROJECT ACTION.

AND THEN ANY ADVERSE IMPACT THAT'S ME CAUGHT ME BY AQUATIC ACTION THEN GOES THROUGH A MITIGATION PROCESS BEFORE IT GOES TO THE MITIGATION PROCESS.

AND THEN I JUST WANTED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ON TOP OF ME BY SOME OF THE OTHER STATES HAVE ALSO, UM, ADDITIONAL LAYERS OF IT, UM, REVIEW, BUT I THINK, AND JACKIE CAN TOUCH UPON THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE, BUT I THINK AUSTIN HAS GONE AHEAD.

CITY OF AUSTIN AND CAP METRO HAVE DONE EXHAUSTED WORK ON THIS TO COME UP WITH A FRAMEWORK THAT IT DOES.

IT'S ALMOST, IT'S A DUAL LINE REACTION FORMULA.

IF YOU ASK ME ON ONE HAND, THE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK WOULD ALLOW THE NEPA FRAMEWORK WOULD ALLOW US TO ASSESS ANY IMPACTS, ANY POTENTIAL IMPACT, ANY POTENTIAL ADVERSE IMPACT THAT THE RESULTS OUT OF THE PROJECT ACTION.

AND WHEN, WHEN I SAY AUDIT ACTION, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? IT MEANS, UM, THE ALIGNMENT, WHICH IS THE CORRIDOR,

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UM, FROM ONE END TO ANOTHER.

SO IT'S BASICALLY THE CORRIDOR BETWEEN TERMINI, UM, AND ALL THE STATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

AND ANY STATION, AREA PLANNING, ANY TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT THAT WOULD COME ABOUT, THEY ALL HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE LENS.

AND THROUGH THAT PROCESS, THERE'S AN ANALYSIS AT USUALLY THERE'S A SEPARATE PUBLIC OUTREACH, UM, UH, COMPONENT THAT GOES ALONG WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE OUTREACH, BECAUSE IT IS SEPARATE FROM THE OVERALL PROJECT AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT OUTREACH, BECAUSE IT'S SOMETIMES IN, IN CASES.

AND IN MANY CASES, I WOULD SAY I HAVEN'T SEEN THE PROJECTS THAT I'VE WORKED ON IN OTHER, UM, IN OTHER PARTS OF, UM, THE CONTRACT WORKED IN CALIFORNIA AND MICHIGAN AND A FEW OTHER THINGS I SAID WHEN I'VE SEEN IT, SOME OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS, UM, OFF OF COMMUNITY AND THE SORT OF THE CULTURAL NUANCES THAT DON'T GET CAPTURED IN, UH, IN, IN JUST A GENERAL PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PROCESS, NEBA SPECIFICALLY ASKED FOR SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THAT IF THE IS TO EXTEND