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I AM.

LET ME JUST OPEN UP THE AGENDA SCREEN.

ALRIGHT.

IT IS

[Call to Order]

THREE OH ONE SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2020.

THIS IS THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING.

I THINK THE FIRST THING WE HAVE TO DO FROM THAT EMAIL IS ACTUALLY HAVE A ROLL CALL.

UM, SO I WILL CALL PEOPLE BY THE TILES AS I JUST SORT OF GO THROUGH THEM AND PEOPLE CAN JUST SAY HERE, UM, COMMISSIONER CINDY, WHETHER BE THERE COMMISSIONER HENNESSY TO BE A TEST OF PEOPLE'S MIC HERE.

COMMISSIONER SUMMERS, AIR CONDITIONER, KELLY DAVIS COULD SEE YA.

UM, LET'S SEE, UH, MISSIONARY DANIEL ALVARADO.

AND, UM, ON THIS COMMISSION NOW.

ALRIGHT, CONDITIONALLY.

AND THEN THERE IS CASEY.

ALEXANDER'S THE COMMISSIONERS THAT HAVE STAFF PERSON, CASEY ALEXANDER, EMILY.

DO YOU KNOW WHO CASEY ALEXANDER IS? OR JIM DANA.

SHE CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO UNMUTE HERSELF, BUT, UH, CASEY IS WITH AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION, UM, STAFF.

OKAY.

AND THEN TOMORROW JIM DELL, HOW'S IT GOING? AUSTIN MOBILITY.

THAT'S EMILY IN CITY HALL.

IT SEEMS TO BE EVERYBODY ON MY LIST THAT I SEE.

OKAY.

SO WE HAVE A FORM AND WE WILL CAUSE ME TO ORDER.

FIRST ITEM

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: AUGUST 5, 2020 MEETING]

IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES, WHICH ARE SENT TO YOU IN AN EMAIL, UM, SEPARATELY.

HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE, IF YOU DO, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES IN SECONDS? SECONDS? WHO WAS THAT? YEAH.

YEAH.

OKAY.

UM, ANY DISCUSSION ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE MINUTES, SAY AYE, OR RAISE YOUR HAND.

IT LOOKS UNANIMOUS FROM WHERE I SIT.

OKAY.

AND MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

MOVING ON TO, WELL, I GUESS I DIDN'T, HERE'S WHERE WE WOULD HAVE CITIZEN COMMENTARY IF THERE IS SOME, IS THERE ANY CITIZEN COMMENTARY, EMILY? NO.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO NEW BUSINESS.

[2A. Nomination and Election of Officers – Discussion and Possible Action]

THE FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS.

I BELIEVE THAT BECAUSE I'M AN OFFICER, I CANNOT RUN THIS SECTION AND I THINK THAT MEANS DAN AND KELLY CANNOT EITHER.

UM, NO, THAT'S NOT TRUE.

UM, I BRUSHED UP ON THE RULES.

YOU CAN RUN IT.

OKAY.

UM, ALL RIGHT, THEN I WILL RUN IT.

THAT IS FOR IF THAT'S COOL WITH EVERYBODY.

OKAY.

FIRST STEP IS TO TAKE NOMINATIONS.

THERE ARE THREE POSITIONS, CHAIR, VICE CHAIR, AND PARLIAMENTARIAN.

IS THAT CORRECT? I'M LOOKING AT.

OKAY.

UM, SO ARE THERE NOMINATIONS FOR THE CHAIR? UM, I'M WILLING TO DO IT AGAIN FOR A YEAR.

I REALLY JUST WANT TO DO IT TO THE ELECTION, BUT I DON'T THINK I COULD RESIGN IN THE MIDDLE, BUT I LIKE TO DO IT AGAIN FOR HERE, BUT IF SOMEONE ELSE WANTS TO DO IT, UM, AH, KEISHA FRANCO, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

WE'RE JUST, WE'RE JUST ON THE FIRST ITEM, NOMINATION AND LOOKS AT FOSTERS, ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR CHAIR.

I WILL STILL DOMINATE.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER, DO WE HAVE TO READ THEM OR WE DO.

YEAH.

SHE'S THE PARLIAMENTARIAN.

SO WE'LL TRUST THAT.

OKAY.

WELL I'LL NOMINATE MARIO.

I'LL SECOND THAT, YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS? OKAY.

HEARING NONE THEN I GUESS IT COUNTS AS CONSENT OR KELLY.

DO WE HAVE TO HAVE TO TAKE A VOTE ON IT? UH, I THINK WE HAVE TO TAKE A VOTE ON IT.

OKAY.

UM, ALL IN FAVOR OF MARIO CHAMPION SERVING ONE MORE TERM IS CHAIR OF THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

SAY I RAISE YOUR HAND CLOSED ABSTENTION.

ALRIGHT.

ALRIGHT.

NOW WE'LL MOVE ON TO VICE CHAIR.

UM, DAN HENNESSY, DO

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YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING? YEAH, MY TERM, THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND IN EARLY NEXT YEAR AND WITH A NEW COUNCIL MEMBER BEING ELECTED IN MY DISTRICT, I'M NOT GOING TO LOOK FOR A SECOND TERM.

UM, SO WE SHOULD CONSIDER A NEW VEHICLE.

HEY, DOES ANYONE WANT TO, SORRY.

OH, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT NOMINATIONS DON'T NEED A SECOND.

SO IF ANYONE WAS THINKING OF NOMINATING, BUT WASN'T SURE IF THEY GET THAT SECOND, DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT.

DOES ANYONE WANT TO NOMINATE THEMSELVES OR NOMINATE? I JUST WANTED, I THINK SOME, ANOTHER MEMBER MAY HAVE CALLED IN.

OH, I SEE.

OH, I SEE ALEX.

HEY, THANKS FOR COMING COMMISSIONER RIGHT NOW.

AND WHO IS CALLING USER FIVE ONE TWO SIX FIVE SEVEN.

THAT IS ME.

OH, OKAY.

YOU SHOWING UP IN TWO DIFFERENT TILES.

OKAY.

OKAY.

UM, WE'RE IN A NEW BUSINESS ITEM, A ELECTIONS OF OFFICERS.

UH, DAN HENNESSY HAS DECLINED TO RUN AGAIN BECAUSE HIS COUNCIL MEMBER WILL BE, UM, MAYBE CHANGING IN JANUARY AND HE'LL BE HE'S ANYWAY, HE'S NOT RUNNING AGAIN.

SO IS THERE SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO NOMINATE SOMEONE OR NOMINATE THEMSELVES FOR VICE CHAIR? DAN, CAN YOU TELL US HOW TOUGHER EASY IT WAS? MAYBE YOU WERE SOMEBODY IN A, SO ALL THE ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES THAT MARIO HAS TO DO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO.

AND LITERALLY YOU'D HAVE TO RUN A MEETING IF MARIO FAILS TO SHOW UP AND YOU CAN SEE BY HOW BADLY I FAILED AT IT THIS YEAR, THAT IT'S NOT THAT HARD TO DO NEEDED BEHIND YOU.

GREAT.

DID ANYBODY CALL, NOMINATE SOMEBODY? SOME WE NEED ONE, MAYBE, MAYBE CINDY, SUSAN.

I WOULD NOMINATE MS. COMMISSIONER SUMMERS, IF SHE WOULD ACCEPT THAT HEARING, HEARING DAN DESCRIBED THE DUTIES.

I THINK, I THINK I'D BE WILLING TO ACCEPT.

IT'S MAINLY RUNNING THE MEETINGS, RIGHT? IF THERE'S A FEW OTHER THINGS THAT I HAVE TO DO, LIKE A REPORT ONCE A YEAR, IT'S NOT THAT HARD TO PROVE AGENDAS.

IT'S NONE OF IT'S THAT HARD AND IT WAS MOSTLY RUNNING MEETINGS.

THE ONLY OTHER THING IS TO PROVE AGENDAS AT A TIME AND HELP EMILY AND STAFF FIGURE OUT IF THERE'S GOING TO BE QUORUM OR NOT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, ARE THERE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS? OKAY, LET'S MOVE TO THE VOTING ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING.

THIS IS THE SONGS AS MUCH AS CHAIR OF THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

RAISE YOUR HAND OR SAY HI, I'M ALGEBRA.

CAUSE WE CAN'T SEE YOU.

THERE YOU GO.

IT IS UNANIMOUS.

ALL RIGHT.

ONE MORE POSITION WE HAVE, WHICH IS PARLIAMENTARIAN THAT IS CURRENTLY HELD BY KELLY DAVIS OR IS OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS.

DO YOU WANT TO NOMINATE YOURSELF OR YES, I WILL NOMINATE MYSELF.

AWESOME.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS? OKAY.

UM, WE WILL VOTE ON POINT KELLY DAVIS AS PARLIAMENTARIAN FOR THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER THAT ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

RAISE YOUR HAND.

ALL RIGHT.

GREAT.

THAT IS UNANIMOUS.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU ALL TO EIGHT.

CHECKED OFF THE AGENDA.

ALRIGHT.

UH,

[2B. 2019-2020 Annual Internal Review and Report – Discussion and Possible Action]

TO BE THE ANNUAL INTERNAL REVIEW OF THE REPORT, IS THIS FOR DISCUSSION POSSIBLE ACTION THAT WAS EMAILED TO YOU? I DON'T KNOW IF EMILY WANTS TO SHOW IT OR NOT, OR WHOEVER'S RUNNING IN THE SCREEN.

YEAH, LET ME DO THAT.

I DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE TO SEND THAT TO A CTM STAFF IN ADVANCE.

OKAY.

I'LL DESCRIBE IT.

AND THEN MOVE.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT, IT'S BASICALLY A RESTATEMENT OF THE BYLAWS AND SORT OF OUR CHARTER STATEMENT AT THE END OR SOME SORT OF BOILER PLATE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH AND IN THE MIDDLE, NOW THAT WE HAVE IT, WE DO IT THIS WAY.

SO IF YOU WANT TO SCROLL A LITTLE WHILE, I'LL TALK THROUGH IT FOR JUST A MINUTE.

IF PEOPLE HAVEN'T SEEN IT, IT SHOULD BE IN YOUR EMAILS.

UM, THE, THE OPENING IS A RESTATEMENT OF OUR MISSION STATEMENT, UM, WHICH HASN'T CHANGED, UM, TO CHANGE.

IT WAS A SIGNIFICANT PROCESS.

WE DID SEVERAL YEARS BACK.

IT TOOK ABOUT A YEAR OR MORE FOR LEGAL TO PROVE IT.

UH, THE SECOND IS REALLY A SUMMARY OF THE THINGS YOU WOULD FIND AT

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AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV/ATC.

IF YOU CLICK IT ON THE AGENDAS, UM, THIS IS A LISTING OF ALL THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE MADE, UM, DURING THE COURSE OF LAST YEAR.

SO ENDING IN JULY.

SO THESE ARE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT GO UP THROUGH JULY.

UM, I THINK TO THERE, WHEN THIS GOES ONLINE, CAUSE WE BECOME LINKS BELOW THAT ARE THINGS THAT SHOWED UP ON OUR AGENDA, BUT FOR WHAT WE DID NOT HAVE AN OFFICIAL RECOMMENDATION.

AND THEN THE LAST SECTION, OR IS IT KIND OF A SUMMARY OF, UM, UH, OTHER ACTIONS WE SOMETIMES ADD MOTIONS OR WE SOMETIMES, UH, EXTRA SUPPORT, BUT WE DIDN'T DO AN OFFICIAL RECOMMENDATION.

THAT'S JUST SORT OF SUMMARIZED THERE.

AND THEN THE LAST PART IS OUR, UM, DO WE COMPLY WITH OUR MISSION STATEMENT? WE DO.

WE TEND TO, AND THEN NUMBER THREE IS A SIMILAR SENTENCE TO THE ONE THAT'S BEEN IN THE LAST SEVERAL REPORTS ABOUT WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO.

I COULD PASS THE TRANSIT SAFE, UH, YOU KNOW, STREET NETWORK FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ALL ABILITIES.

IT WAS MICRO MOBILITY DEALING WITH PROJECT CONNECT.

THIS IS OUR ANNUAL REPORT.

ARE THERE ANY DISCUSSION ELEMENTS YOU WOULD WANT? ANY QUESTIONS, ANY, WHAT DO YOU NEED DETAIL? IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS? SO MOVE RIGHT.

UM, ANY, ANY DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE ANNUAL INTERNAL REVIEWS? THEY, I ORIGINALLY ASKED AS WELL.

ALL RIGHT, MOVING THIS THROUGH THIS AGENDA NOW ONTO THE ACTUAL MEAT OF THE AGENDA, THE, UM, ITEM TO SEE

[2C. Draft 2020 Austin Climate Equity Plan – Discussion and Possible Action]

DRAFT 20, 20 AUSTIN CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN.

THIS IS LIST OF SORT OF DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION AND OR ZACK BAUMER AND, OR, AND, OR SUSTAINABILITY HERE.

YUP.

THIS IS ZACH BOMBER.

I'M ON THE PHONE AS WELL AS, UH, SALINE RANDOLPH.

WHO'S WITH ME FROM MY TEAM AND MARK COODER.

OKAY.

WELL, IF SOMEONE WANTS TO SHARE A SCREEN AND WALK US THROUGH THE FLOOR IS YOURS.

OKAY.

SO SOMEONE ELSE IS GOING TO SHARE THEIR SCREEN AND WE'RE JUST ON THE PHONE.

SO I'M JUST GOING TO SAY NEXT SLIDE.

WE'VE GOT THE SAME SLIDE DECK PULL UP AND WE'LL JUST HAVE TO, YEAH, YOU GOT IT.

OKAY.

SO I AM I'M ZACH BOMBER.

MY, UH, MY, MY TITLE IS CLIMATE PROGRAM MANAGER.

I'M WITH THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND WE HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR ALMOST A YEAR NOW ON REVISING THE COMMUNITY CLIMATE PLAN.

UM, I CAME AND SPOKE TO THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, I DON'T KNOW, OVER A YEAR AGO.

AND, UH, AND KELLY DAVIDS, WHO IS ON YOUR COMMISSION IS A REPRESENTATIVE ON THE JOINT SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE, WHICH OVERSEES THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CLIMATE PLAN.

SO THE SUMMARY SLIDE, WE HAVE BEEN UPDATING THE CLIMATE PLAN, LIKE I SAID FOR ALMOST A YEAR NOW.

UM, THE FULL DRAFT OF THIS NEW REVISED CLIMATE PLAN IS NOW OUT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

IT'S AVAILABLE ON SPEAK UP AUSTIN.

THERE'S A SHORT VERSION AND A LONG VERSION OF A PLAN.

AND, UH, THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD WILL LAST UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER.

AND THEN WE'RE AIMING, UH, TO BRING THIS TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR ADOPTION EITHER AT THE END OF OCTOBER OR IN EARLY NOVEMBER.

SO TODAY WE'RE JUST LOOKING FOR YOUR COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, AREAS OF INTEREST, UM, THE DRUG SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE PASSED A RECOMMENDATION OF SUPPORT FROM THIS PLAN.

UM, AND YEAH.

UH, SO WE'RE JUST GOING TO SORT OF WALK YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS OF WHAT WE'VE DONE AND WHY WE'VE DONE IT AND WHAT WE FOCUSED ON IN THE CREATION OF THIS PLAN.

AND THEN WE'LL HIT ON THE RECOMMENDED GOALS AND STRATEGIES, AND THEN WRAP UP AND WE'LL TRY TO GO PRETTY QUICK BECAUSE THIS CAN, THIS IS ONE OF THESE PRESENTATIONS WHERE LIKE YOU TAKE AN HOUR, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO, WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO DO THIS IN LIKE 15 MINUTES.

SO, OKAY.

SO THE NEXT SLIDE IS 2015 COMMUNITY CLIMATE PLAN.

UM, THE ORIGINAL AUSTIN COMMUNITY CLIMATE PLAN WAS CREATED IN 2014 AND 15, UM, CITY COUNCIL IN 2014, ADOPTED THE TARGET OF NET ZERO COMMUNITY-WIDE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 2050.

AND WE WORKED WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND THE 2014 15 TIMEFRAME TO CREATE THIS PLAN, WHICH WAS ADOPTED BY CITY COUNCIL IN JUNE OF 2015.

UM, THE THREE, THERE WERE REALLY THREE MAJOR SECTIONS OF THIS PLAN, ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS TRANSPORTATION LAND USE, AND THEN MATERIALS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT SHOULD BE IMPORTANT TO IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS WAS A VERY LONG EFFORT.

IT WAS OUR FIRST

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ATTEMPT AT DOING SOMETHING THIS BIG AND BROAD.

UM, IT HAD A LOT OF QUALITATIVE KIND OF ACTIONS THAT WERE REALLY MOSTLY KIND OF POINTED AT CITY DEPARTMENTS.

UM, AND SO WE REALLY STRIVE TO MAKE IT MORE QUANTITATIVE THIS TIME AROUND AND MAKE IT MUCH MORE COMMUNITY FOCUSED, UM, AND REALLY IMPROVE ON THIS.

SO, UH, WHEN THIS WAS ADOPTED BY COUNCIL BASICALLY SAID THAT EVERY FIVE YEARS IT SHOULD BE UP SO FAST FORWARD TO SUMMER OF 2019, AND IT WAS TIME TO START PLANNING FOR THE REVISION OF ITS PLAN.

SO NEXT SLIDE, HOW WAS THE PLAN CREATED? SO LAST SUMMER WE TOOK DIRECTION FROM THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE.

THERE WAS A WORKING GROUP OF THAT COMMITTEE THAT HELPED GUIDE US IN, UM, IN SCOPING OUT WHAT SHOULD BE IN THE REVISION OF THIS PLAN.

SO WHAT WE ENDED UP FORMING WAS ABOUT 24 CITY STAFF ACROSS THE CITY, OREGON STATE, UM, OVER 120 COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT WE RECRUITED.

UM, AND WE ESSENTIALLY JOIN THOSE GROUPS TOGETHER, CREATED A STEERING COMMITTEE, AS WELL AS FIVE ADVISOR GROUPS THAT BEGAN WORKING ABOUT LAST NOVEMBER, UH, TO CREATE THE NEW GOALS AND STRATEGIES THAT WOULD BECOME THIS NEW, UH, AUSTIN CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN.

SO EACH ONE OF THESE GROUPS, THE STEERING COMMITTEE, ALL THESE ADVISORY GROUPS MET EVERY OTHER WEEK FOR TWO HOURS.

UM, THEY'VE ALL MET LIKE 15 PLUS TIMES NOW.

SO THERE'S BEEN THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF COMMUNITY DONATED TIME TO CREATE THIS EFFORT.

AND THE REAL THING, KEY KEY THING TO NOTE HERE IS THAT THIS HAS BEEN A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS, BUT WE'VE WORKED HAND IN HAND WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS SERVING ON THESE ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO CREATE THIS PLANNING EFFORT.

UM, AND WE HAVEN'T USED CONSULTANTS.

THIS HAS BEEN LIKE A SORT OF COCREATION PROCESS FOR THE COMMUNITY NEXT SLIDE, UH, STEERING COMMITTEE.

SO, UH, OUR, OUR STEERING COMMITTEE IS THIS IS A DIVERSE SET OF INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE, UM, COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME TO KIND OF BE MY BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THIS PLAN CREATION PROCESS.

SO, UM, I JUST HIGHLIGHT THEIR NAMES BECAUSE ALL THESE PEOPLE HAVE PUT IN A TON OF EFFORT, UM, DONATED, YOU KNOW, LOTS AND LOTS OF THEIR TIME TO REALLY GUIDE, GUIDE OUR DECISION MAKING PROCESS AND DECIDING WHAT WE INCLUDE, WHAT WE DON'T INCLUDE AND MAKE BIG DECISIONS ABOUT THE PLANNING EFFORT.

UM, SO IT'S JUST REALLY IMPORTANT TO HIGHLIGHT THESE FOLKS EXCELLENT.

A HISTORY OF INEQUITY.

SO WHEN WE STARTED THIS PLANNING PROCESS, UH, THE GEORGIA SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE MADE IT CLEAR TO US THAT WE NEEDED TO CENTER EQUITY AT THE HEART OF THIS PLAN REVISION.

SO WE BEGAN WORKING WITH THE EQUITY OFFICE, UM, HAVING LOTS OF CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN AND REALLY TO UNDERSTAND WHERE DO WE START? SO WE STARTED WITH LOTS OF DATA AND HISTORY HISTORY FROM OUR CITY AND, YOU KNOW, PRE 1928, 1928 MASTER PLAN, YOU KNOW, CREATING SEGREGATION IN OUR CITY, LEADING TO ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICES THAT HAVE HAPPENED OVER THE LAST CENTURY NOW, DRAMATIC GENTRIFICATION OCCURRING ON THE EAST SIDE, UM, MASSIVE ECONOMIC INEQUITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY AND HEALTH AND EQUITIES THAT ARE NOW BEING, YOU KNOW, REALLY DISPLAYED DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19.

SO THE BOTTOM LINE HERE IS THAT WHAT WE REALLY COME TO CAME TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT, YOU KNOW, THESE INEQUITIES STARTED A LONG TIME AGO, BUT THEY ARE VERY MUCH PRESENT TODAY.

AND, YOU KNOW, AS CITY STAFF WORKING ON AN ISSUE LIKE THESE THINGS CAN'T BE IGNORED AND THEY NEED TO BE AT THE CENTER.

AND IN FRONT OF OUR MIND WHEN WE'RE THINKING ABOUT A PLANNING PROCESS.

SO NEXT SLIDE, UM, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME, LIKE THIS IS A CLIMATE PLAN, SO WE'RE HERE TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE.

UM, SO HUMANS HAVE BEEN BURNING OIL, GAS, UH, AND COAL FOR, YOU KNOW, 150 YEARS, UM, ADMITTING BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF TONS OF CO TWO IN THE ATMOSPHERE CHANGING THE EARTH'S CLIMATE.

UM, EARTH IS CLIMATE HAS ALREADY WARMED BY ONE DEGREE.

LOBEL EMISSIONS HAVE NOT STARTED TO COME DOWN.

SO THERE'S URGENCY MORE THAN EVER, UH, TO REDUCE EMISSIONS AND REDUCE DURHAM MISSIONS DRAMATICALLY, QUICKLY.

UH, NEXT SLIDE.

SO ANOTHER TIE IN WITH EQUITY THAT'S BEEN, UH, THAT REALLY BECAME MORE AND MORE CLEAR IS THAT WHEN WE THINK ABOUT HOW THE CLIMATE IS GOING TO CHANGE, IT IS GOING TO MEAN MORE EXTREME HEAT, MORE DROUGHT, MORE RISK OF WILDFIRE AND MORE, UH, INTENSE RAIN AND FLOODING EVENTS.

SO, UH, YOU KNOW, THESE THINGS ARE, THIS IS PART OF THE CLIMATE OF AUSTIN, AS WE KNOW IT, BUT THESE THINGS ARE GOING TO BECOME MORE INTENSE AND HAPPEN MORE FREQUENTLY, SO THAT WHEN YOU START TO THINK ABOUT WHO IS AFFECTED BY THOSE THINGS, AND HOW ARE THEY AFFECTED, IT BECOMES REALLY CLEAR THAT LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY THESE HAZARDS AND WILL EVEN

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BE AFFECTED MORE IF THE CLIMATE CHANGES INTO THE FUTURE.

SO IT'S KIND OF POSSIBLE TO NOT THINK ABOUT EQUITY ISSUES WHEN YOU START THINKING ABOUT CLIMATE.

SO NEXT SLIDE.

SO OUR COMMITMENT TO CLIMATE EQUITY.

SO HOW THIS KIND OF ALL COMES TOGETHER IS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE WERE DOING RESEARCH AND WE HAVE THIS NEW SET OF DIVERSE STAKEHOLDERS, AND WE'RE STARTING TO THINK ABOUT HOW TO FIND AN EQUITY COME TOGETHER.

UM, AND WE, UH, ALL PLAN PARTICIPANTS WENT THROUGH A ONE DAY CLIMATE EQUITY WORKSHOP THAT WE HIRED AN OUTSIDE FACILITATOR, A GUY, A LOCAL COMMUNITY MEMBER NAMED DR.

TONY WARD.

HE ORGANIZED US AND WE WENT THROUGH A FULL DAY OF CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THIS AND WHERE WE ENDED UP IS THAT, YOU KNOW, FOR HAVING A PLAN THAT FOCUSES ON ELIMINATING THE USE OF FOSSIL FUELS, AND THEN ALSO TRYING TO STRIVE TO ELIMINATE DISPARITIES THAT CAN BE PREDICTED BY RACE IN OUR COMMUNITY, WHERE WE END UP THE INTERSECTION OF THOSE TWO ISSUES IS THESE VALUES IN THE CENTER.

SO IF WE CENTER THE PLAN ON FOR ALL RESIDENTS IN AUSTIN AND STARTING WITH LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, PRIORITIZING THEIR HEALTH AFFORDABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, CULTURAL PRESERVATION, COMMUNITY CAPACITY, JUST TRANSITION AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

IF WE REALLY ZERO ON IMPROVING THOSE THINGS, THEN WE WILL END UP GETTING TO, UM, ADDRESSING CLIMATE INEQUITY THROUGH THOSE SOLUTIONS.

SO THE BOTTOM LINE WAS THIS AND THE BOTTOM LINE FOR ME IS THAT, YOU KNOW, THE REALLY UNDERSTANDING THAT I CAME TO, YOU KNOW, AS A, YOU KNOW, AS A WHITE MAN, UH, AND MY SORT OF POSITION OF PRIVILEGE THAT THE CITY IS THAT, YOU KNOW, BY ME UNDER REALLY UNDERSTANDING THAT IF WE'RE NOT PROACTIVELY ADDRESSING EQUITY AND ADDRESSING THESE INEQUITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY, OR JUST PERPETUATING INJUSTICE, LIKE INJUSTICE EXISTS BUSINESS AS USUAL EXISTS, UH, WHICH CREATES INJUSTICE.

AND WE HAVE TO REALLY BE THINKING ABOUT THIS AT EVERY STEP OF STEP OF THE WAY NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO, SO EMISSION MISSION.

SO WHEN WE THINK COMMUNITY WIDE EMISSIONS, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ALL OF THE EMISSIONS FROM ALL ACTIVITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO THIS IS ALL THE ENERGIES AND ALL THE HOMES AND BUSINESSES, ALL THE TRANSPORTATION, UH, ENERGY TO MOVE EVERYONE AROUND OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

SO, UM, THE TOTAL EMISSIONS FOR ALL HER ALL COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES WERE IN OUR BASELINE OVER 14 MILLION TONS PER YEAR.

NOW THEY'RE DOWN TO ABOUT 13 MILLION TONS PER YEAR.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, AS WE PROJECT OUT INTO THE FUTURE, UM, AUSTIN ENERGY'S PLANS OF DECARBONIZING THE ELECTRICITY GRID, RETIRING FOSSIL POWER PLANTS, ADDING RENEWABLES, UM, YOU KNOW, THE CARBON FOOTPRINT ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTRICITY IS GOING TO BE DROPPING DRAMATICALLY.

SO VERY SOON THE LARGEST SECTOR OF EMISSIONS IS TRANSPORTATION.

AND SO THAT IS USING THE GASOLINE AND DIESEL TO MOVE EVERYTHING AROUND THIS COMMUNITY.

UM, SO WE'RE LOOKING OUT INTO THE FUTURE.

THE INITIAL GOAL THAT WAS ADOPTED BY CITY COUNCIL WAS NET ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2050, IT'S BEEN RECOMMENDED BY THE STEERING COMMITTEE AND, AND AS PART OF ITS PLAN, NOW THAT THAT GOAL WILL BE MOVED, UH, SOONER AND MORE AGGRESSIVELY.

SO NOW YOU CAN SEE THE PROPOSED GOAL LINE HERE, THOUGH, THE DARKER LINE.

SO NOW THE PROPOSED GOAL PROPOSAL IS NET ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2040 WITH A STEEP DECLINE, AND THEN TRYING TO GET TO NEGATIVE EMISSIONS BEYOND 2014.

SO THIS WAS NOT ADOPTED BY COUNCIL YET.

THIS IS JUST WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED BY THE PUBLIC COMMITTEE.

SO NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SO ONCE WE THEN, YOU KNOW, KNEW WHAT WE'RE GONNA FOCUS ON, WE HAD THIS, UM, CENTER OF EQUITY.

WE REALLY HAD TO DETERMINE WHAT WERE WE GOING TO INCLUDE IN THIS PLAN OR VISION, BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY, AS YOU SEE ON THE RIGHT, THERE ARE MANY CITY DIFFERENT, DIFFERENT CITY DEPARTMENTS ALREADY DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING, PASSING, YOU KNOW, CREATING EFFORTS THAT REDUCE EMISSIONS.

SO A KEY TO THIS GROUP IS THAT, YOU KNOW, THE STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN WAS ADOPTED LAST YEAR.

KAT METRO AND PROJECT CONNECT IS FULLY UNDERWAY.

SO WE HAD TO FIGURE OUT HOW ARE WE GOING TO CREATE A PLAN THAT FITS WITHIN THESE OTHER PLANS? DOESN'T OVERSTEP, DOESN'T LIKE OVER, UM, YOU KNOW, OVERRULE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS.

SO WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT AT ALL AT ALL TIMES, HOW DO WE FIGURE, HOW DO WE FIT THIS PLAN INTO THESE OTHER EFFORTS? SO WHAT WE FOCUSED ON THIS TIME AROUND, AND THESE ARE THE FIVE ADVISORY GROUPS THAT WE CREATED THAT WERE THESE COCREATION PLACES OF CITY STAFF AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS, SO SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS, ELECTRIFYING TRANSPORTATION, TRANSPORTATION, AND LAND USE, WHICH WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT IN MORE SPECIFIC SPECIFICS, UH, NATURAL SYSTEMS, WHICH IS ALL OF THE TREES AND AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL SYSTEMS AROUND US, AND THEN CONSUMPTION OF GOODS INTO SO NEXT SLIDE, UH, EQUITY PROCESS.

UM, SO LEAN OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IS GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS SLIDE AND THE NEXT SLIDE.

HI EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS CELINE RENDEN.

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UM, THIS WAS THE EQUITY PROCESS THAT WAS ADOPTED FOR ALL ADVISORY GROUPS.

IT IS ADOPTED FROM THE GOVERNMENT ALLIANCE ON RACE AND EQUITY, RACIAL EQUITY TOOLKIT, UM, WHICH IS WHAT THE EQUITY OFFICE USES FOR THEIR EQUITY ASSESSMENT TOOL.

UM, SO WE ADOPTED THIS SIX OR SEVEN STEP PROCESS FOR ADVISORY GROUPS.

UM, LIKE ZACH MENTIONED, WE DID HAVE A REQUIRED WORKSHOP FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY AND MAJOR IN EQUITIES HERE IN AUSTIN.

AND TO ALSO LOOK AT, UH, DEMOGRAPHIC DATA THAT WAS AVAILABLE FROM THE CITY, UM, AND THIS HELPED THEM JUST, UH, IDENTIFY IMPORTANT CLIMATE AND EQUITY, UM, GOALS WITHIN THE GOALS AND STRATEGIES OF THE ADVISORY GROUP.

UM, IF YOU GO, THANK YOU.

NO, WE DON'T.

SO FOR STEP FIVE AND FIVE B, UM, THAT'S WHERE THE EQUITY TOOL CAME IN AND I CAN FOLLOW UP FURTHER INFORMATION OF THAT EQUITY TOOL, BUT IT HIGHLIGHTS THE MAJOR THEMES THAT ZACH BROUGHT UP EARLIER AROUND HEALTH AFFORDABILITY, CULTURAL PRESERVATION, AND SO ON.

UM, AND THAT WAS A SCREENING TOOL PROCESS, UM, WHERE HAD A SERIES OF QUESTIONS UNDER EACH THEME.

AND THAT WAS CO-CREATED WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT SERVED ON OUR STEERING COMMITTEE AND, UH, TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF IT.

IS IT A BENEFIT? IS IT NO.

IS IT A BENEFIT, IS IT HARM OR IS IT NO IMPACT, BUT I THINK IT'S JUST A HELPFUL TOOL TO KIND OF GET OUR ADVISORY GROUPS GOING TO THINK ABOUT AN EQUITABLE PROCESS AND TO THINK ABOUT, UM, HISTORICAL HARM THAT HAS HAPPENED FROM CITY PLANNING PROCESSES THAT HAVE NOT, UM, HAD EQUITY BAKED INTO THE WHOLE PROCESS.

YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE AND HERE IS OUR COMMUNITY CLIMATE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM.

IT'S ONE OF OUR MAJOR, UH, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMPONENTS AS A CLIMATE PLAN.

WE SELECTED 12 INDIVIDUALS TO SERVE AS COMMUNITY CLIMATE AMBASSADORS, AND THEY WERE COMPENSATED TO FACILITATE THEIR OWN COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS, AND THEY HAD THE FREEDOM TO KIND OF CHOOSE WHAT TOPICS THEY WANTED TO, UM, FACILITATE WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITY GROUPS.

A LOT OF FOLKS FOCUSED ON CULTURAL CONNECTION, UM, AND OTHER OTHER FOLKS FOCUSED ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, LANGUAGE ACCESS AND SO ON.

AND WE JUST HAD A PANEL LAST WEEK THAT WAS, UM, RECORDED AND IT'S AVAILABLE ON OUR FACEBOOK, HAVE A FACEBOOK LIVE RECORDING.

UM, BUT WE HAVE SIX AMBASSADORS GET TO TALK ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE AND THEIR MAJOR TAKEAWAYS, BUT OVERALL, THE, THE INTERVIEW INTERVIEW REPORTS THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED IS REALLY INCORPORATING NOW FOR OUR ENGAGEMENT PROCESS AND JUST ALSO REDEFINING KIND OF WHAT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MEANS.

UM, WE JUST LEARNED A LOT FROM OUR AMBASSADORS AROUND DIFFERENT TOPIC AREAS, SUCH AS LIKE REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE, DISABILITY JUSTICE.

AND SO I'M REALLY EXCITED TO HAVE THAT KIND OF CREATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR OUR OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT FOR OUR OFFICE, BUT ALSO TO HELP AND ENCOURAGE OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND CITY OFFICES TO KIND OF TAKE THAT LEAD AS WELL, TO UNDERSTAND THESE DIFFERENT ISSUES AROUND INTERSECTIONALITY AND HOW WE HAVE TO BRIDGE THOSE CONNECTIONS, UM, AROUND CLIMATE DECISIONS.

THANKS, WAYNE.

OKAY.

SO WE OBVIOUSLY SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON, ON THE PROCESS.

UM, SO NOW TO THE DRAFT GOALS AND STRATEGIES.

SO, UH, IF YOU GO TO THE SLIDE THAT SAYS SUMMARY AT THE TOP SLIDE 15.

SO, SO WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE IN THE NEXT FEW SLIDES, AND THEN THE FULL DOCUMENTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE IS 18 QUANTITATIVE GOALS THAT WE'VE CREATED THAT ARE WHAT NEEDS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED BY 2030 TO KEEP US ON TRACK.

UM, AND THEN 75 STRATEGIES THAT FIT UNDERNEATH THOSE GOALS AND THE STRATEGIES OF THINGS THAT NEED TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO MAKE PROGRESS.

SO WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO FOCUS HERE ON THE SHORT TERM.

UM, YOU'LL SEE THAT WE REALLY, UH, DUE TO THE EQUITY TOOL, WE ENDED UP CENTERING EQUITY SORT OF THROUGHOUT THE STRATEGY PROPOSALS.

SO LOTS OF PRIORITIZATION RECOMMENDATIONS ON PRIORITIZATION OF INCENTIVES AND TARGETED COMMUNICATIONS AT LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, TRYING TO GET TO THINGS THAT ADDRESS ANTI-DISPLACEMENT, UM, REALLY TRYING TO BUILD ON THIS CONCEPT OF ADJUST, TRANSITION, TRAINING JOBS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR NEW LOW CARBON SOLUTIONS, HEALTH BENEFITS, HEALTH BENEFITS, AND THEN ONGOING LEARNING AND STUDIES, BUT REALLY FOCUSED ON COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

OKAY.

SO THE FIRST AREA HERE IS CROSS CUTTING STRATEGY.

I'M GOING TO, AS WE GO THROUGH THESE, THESE STRATEGIES, THERE'S A LOT IN THIS, WHICH IS MUCH BETTER DIGESTED WHEN YOU SORT OF LOOK AT THE WHOLE TIME.

SO I'M GONNA KIND OF GO QUICKLY.

UM, SO THE CROSS CUTTING STRATEGIES ARE GREEN JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP KIND OF ACROSS ALL AREAS, REGIONAL COLLABORATION ACROSS ALL AREAS BECAUSE THE CITY CAN'T DO THIS BY THEMSELVES.

AND THEN

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THINKING ABOUT HOW CARBON OFFSETS AND EVENTUALLY, YOU KNOW, PULLING CARBON DIOXIDE OUT OF THE ATMOSPHERE FITS ACROSS THIS ENTIRE PLANNING EFFORT.

YEAH.

AND THEN, UH, SO NOW WE'RE ON NOW I'M ON SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS.

GOT IT.

SO IN THE, IN THE SUSTAINABLE BUILDING AREA, UM, THERE ARE FOUR GOALS THAT ARE BEING PROPOSED.

SO THE FOUR GOALS ARE THE FIRST ONE IS AROUND, UH, DECARBONIZING BILLINGS AND GETTING TO NET ZERO CARBON BUILDINGS FOR ALL NEW BUILDINGS AND THEN EVENTUALLY EXISTING BUILDINGS, UH, PERCENTAGE BY 2030, AND THEN ALL EVENTUALLY BY 2040.

AND THE SECOND ONE IS AROUND REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM REFRIGERANT LEAKAGE.

SO IT'S KIND OF A HIDDEN UNKNOWN ISSUE, UM, OF THE CHEMICALS THAT ARE IN AIR CONDITIONERS AND REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZERS.

WHEN THOSE CHEMICALS LEAK TO THE ATMOSPHERE, THEY CAUSE CLIMATE CHANGE AS WELL AS COMPLETE THE OZONE LETTERS.

SO ADDRESSING THOSE, UH, THE NEXT ONE IS RUN, REDUCING THE MRT BODY, CARBON FOOTPRINT OF BUILDING MATERIALS.

UM, THE CHOICES THAT WE MAKE WITH STEEL AND CONCRETE AND WOOD, THE BALANCE OF THOSE BUILDING MATERIALS WITH ALL THE CONSTRUCTION IN OUR COMMUNITY HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE.

AND THEN THE LAST ONE IS AROUND WATER, UH, REDUCING WATER DEMAND AND, UH, TRYING TO REDUCE THAT ENERGY WATER NEXUS.

UH, THE NEXT SECTION IS TRANSPORTATION AND LAND USE.

SO, SO AS I SAID EARLIER, TRANSPORTATION IS THE VERY SOON TO BECOME THE LARGEST SOURCE OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO THERE ARE TWO SECTORS FOCUSED ON TRANSPORTATION.

UH, THE FIRST ONE, WHICH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE IS HOW DO WE GET PEOPLE AROUND THE CITY WITHOUT THE USE OF CARS? SO, UM, ON THE PHONE IS MARK , WHO LED UP THIS ADVISORY GROUP.

SO I'M GONNA LET YOU LET HIM WALK YOU THROUGH SOME OF THESE DETAILS.

THANK YOU, ZACH.

UM, SO YEAH, I'M MARK CORDERA AND I HELPED TO LEAD UP THE ADVISORY GROUP.

I'M ASSUMING YOU'RE ON THE SLIDE.

IT SAYS TRANSPORTATION LAND USE HAS A PICTURE OF A CAB.

METRO BUS HAS A BUNCH OF LOGOS.

UM, WE WORKED WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT COMMUNITY MEMBERS, INCLUDING CAT MECHO, CAMPO, LIVABILITY, AUSTIN PER DARE, TRAVIS COUNTY COMMUNITY POWER WORKSHOP.

BUT WE ALSO WORKED WITH, UM, ABOUT A DOZEN OTHER GROUPS AS WELL.

LIKE, YOU KNOW, I THINK CLIMATE COALITION, AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER, NELSON, NYGAARD, SEXIST DEMOCRATS WITH DISABILITIES, SUNRISE MOVEMENT, ET CETERA.

AND OVER THE PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR, WE REALLY HAD, YOU KNOW, MEETINGS EVERY TWO WEEKS, SOMETIMES A WEEKLY MEETINGS HAD WORKSHOPS AND WE HAD A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS.

WE CAME UP WITH FOUR OVERALL GOALS WITH STRATEGIES UNDERNEATH THOSE.

SO LET'S JUMP IN NEXT SLIDE.

SO MARK REAL QUICK.

I SAID THEY HAVE A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT VERSION OF YOURS THAT THIS PRESENTATION.

SO THEY'RE JUST LOOKING AT ONE SLIDE THAT HAS ALL FOUR OF THE GOALS ON IT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO I'LL JUST RUN THROUGH THEM.

YEAH.

UM, OKAY.

SO GOAL NUMBER ONE IS THAT BY 20, 30, 80% OF NEW NON RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IS LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY'S GROWTH CENTER IN CORRIDORS.

AND HERE IT'S REALLY FOCUSED ON BASICALLY TWO WAYS OF LOOKING AT IT.

ONE IS WHERE ARE LARGE EMPLOYERS GOING TO BE LOCATED? AND HOW DO WE LEVERAGE THAT INVESTMENT WITH LOCAL AMENITIES, SUCH AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING, UH, HEALTHY FOOD ACCESS, HEALTH CENTERS, LIBRARIES, ET CETERA.

AND HOW DO WE SORT OF WORK WITH THOSE ORGANIZATIONS TO PUT IN, UM, GESTATION NETWORKS AND, UH, EMPLOYMENT LOCATIONS FOR THOSE PEOPLE, BUT ALSO CREATING A MOBILITY HUBS AND THEN MANAGING PARKING AND PARKING IS BOTH FOR, UH, EMPLOYERS WHO ARE LOOKING AT CASH OUT PROGRAMS, BUT ALSO HOW DO WE PROVIDE FREE PARKING FOR AMENITIES THAT ARE NEEDED BY COMMUNITIES SUCH AS HEALTH CENTERS, ET CETERA.

NOW? SO THE BENEFITS OF THIS IS THAT IT IS INCLUSIVE.

IT PROVIDES HEALTHY OUTCOMES FOR PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED IT.

AND THEN IT PRODUCES AIR POLLUTIONS ON CARS AND MEXICO IS FOCUSED ON HOUSING.

THIS IS REALLY BASED ON THE AUSTIN HOUSING BLUEPRINTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

AND IT'S BY 20, 30, 70% OF NEW HOUSING UNITS ARE LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY'S GROWTH CENTERS.

AND THIS IS ALSO PER THE LAST GOAL CONNECTED TO HOW DO WE MAKE SURE THAT AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS NEAR AND HAS ACCESS TO AMENITIES SUCH AS HEALTH CENTERS, UM, DAYCARE, UH, GROCERY STORES, ET CETERA, UH, AND ENSURING THAT WE DO PROVIDE DEEPLY AFFORDABLE UNITS FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM.

UM, THIS IS THROUGH LIKE LOOKING AT FUNDING AFFORDABILITY, UH, MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE ALMOST ABOUT TO LOSE THEIR AFFORDABILITY CAN STAY IN PLACE ENHANCING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SO THAT PEOPLE HAVE A VOICE IN THOSE DECISION MAKING PROCESSES.

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THE THIRD GOAL IS AROUND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, IT'S FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT.

SO THAT BY 2030 5% OF ALL DISTANCE TRAVELED BY PUBLIC TRANSIT IS ON THE BIKE SHARE PUBLIC TRANSIT.

AND THIS IS THROUGH EXPANDING AND IMPROVING PUBLIC TRANSIT NOW, UH, LOOKING TO PROMOTE FREE TRANSPORTATION, WHERE WE CAN SPECIFICALLY PER COMMUNITIES WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF RESOURCES, AND THEN LOOKING AT TRANSIT STOPS THEMSELVES TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE CAN ACCESS THEM EASILY, THAT THEY'RE EASY TO FIND, AND THAT THEY HAVE A FAIR MY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

WHEN WE THINK ABOUT HOW THOSE THINGS ARE SET UP, UH, WE WANT TO REDUCE HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION COSTS AND BURDEN ONTO THE COMMUNITY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE SO THAT THESE COMMITTEE MEMBERS CAN HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE, UH, WHAT WOULD THEY NEED FOR DAILY NEEDS? AND THEN THE LAST CALL IS FOCUSED ON WHAT WE CALLED PEOPLE POWERED TRANSPORTATION.

THIS IS OUR BICYCLES WALKING PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS, BUT ALSO KNOW PENDING MEMBERS OF THE STROLLERS.

AND HOW CAN WE REALLY MAKE THAT AN, A VIABLE OPTION IN AUSTIN? SO THAT BY 2030 4% OF ALL DISTANCE TRAVEL WOULD BE SOME KIND OF PEOPLE POWERED MODE.

THIS IS BY PRIORITIZING BICYCLE NETWORKS WITHIN OUR SYSTEM BY ENHANCING EDUCATION, PROVIDING THESE SERVICES AND PROVIDING SORT OF, UM, ENGAGEMENT PROCESSES SO THAT COMMUNITIES CAN HAVE BICYCLES AS AN OPTION AND ALSO IMPROVING THE, THE URBAN LANDSCAPE, THE TRAIL, THE SIDEWALKS, THE CROSSWALKS, SO THAT ANYBODY EITHER IN A WHEELCHAIR OR JUST WALKING CAN FEEL COMFORTABLE, SAFE, AND NOT HAVE BARRIERS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PROVIDE INCLUSIVE, ACCESSIBLE PLACES FOR PEOPLE IN AUSTIN AND DIVE GESTATION IS, IS A VIABLE OPTION WHEN IT'S NOT IN YOUR CAR.

THANKS MARK.

OKAY.

SO THE NEXT SLIDE IS TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION.

AND SO AS MARK SAID, YOU KNOW, WE, WE REALLY PRIORITIZED, YOU KNOW, THE, THE TRIP THAT DOESN'T USE A CAR OR THE TRIPLETS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS THE BEST SOLUTION HERE.

UM, BUT WE ALSO REALIZE THAT THERE ARE STILL GOING TO BE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF VEHICLES ON THE ROAD, UM, BECAUSE OF THE WAY THAT OUR CITY HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND LAID OUT AND WHERE PEOPLE LIVE.

UM, SO THE GOALS HERE AROUND ELECTRIFYING THE REMAINING TRANSPORTATION.

SO, UH, BY 2030, UH, AIMING FOR 40% OF TOTAL, IT WILL BE FOUR MILES TRAVELED IN THE CITY TO BE, UH, ELECTRIFIED.

UH, AND THEN BY 2030, HAVING A COMPELLING AND EQUITABLY DISTRIBUTED, DISTRIBUTED CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE ACROSS THE CITY.

SO IT'S UBIQUITOUS AND CHEAP AND SIMPLE TO USE TO SUPPORT ALL THOSE VEHICLES.

AND THEN FINALLY REALLY MAKING THIS A REGIONAL EFFORT FOR ELECTRIFICATION, UM, BECAUSE MANY OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE THE LONGEST COMMUTE AND THE MOST EXPENSIVE COMMUTES, UM, ARE THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN SURROUNDING CITIES AND COUNTIES.

AND HOW CAN THE CITY AUSTIN, YOU KNOW, WITH OUR, YOU KNOW, SOON TO BE ZERO CARBON ELECTRICITY, SUPPORT THIS TRANSPORTATION TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY, UH, AND REDUCE EMISSIONS.

SO NEXT SLIDE OF FOOD AND PRODUCT CONSUMPTION.

THERE ARE TWO FINAL SECTIONS HERE.

I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH QUICKLY.

UM, SO FOR THIS SECTION, WE'RE AIMING TO LOOK SORT OF UPSTREAM.

SO NOT AT RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING, WE'RE LOOKING AT KIND OF THE BIGGER PICTURE.

SO THE FIRST GOAL IS AROUND TRYING TO ENSURE THAT EVERYONE IS FOOD SECURE IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND THAT WE, UM, DO WHAT WE CAN TO SUPPORT SUPPORT PRO CLIMATE PRO CLIMATE AND PROHEALTH FEEDS THAT ARE BETTER FOR PEOPLE'S BODIES AND BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

THE SECOND ONE IS AROUND REDUCING, UH, THE IMPACT OF INSTITUTIONAL PURCHASING.

SO THINK PER SAYING, YOU KNOW, THAT GOES ON FROM UT AND LARGE CORPORATIONS AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND THE STATE CAN HAVE A MASSIVE, UH, UPSTREAM IMPACT WHEN WE MAKE BETTER CHOICES AND MORE SUSTAINABLE CHOICES WITH PURCHASING.

THEN THE LAST GOAL HERE IS AROUND SUPPORTING, UH, AT AN UPCOMING TARGET TO BE ADOPTED BY THE REVISED ZERO WASTE PLAN, AND REALLY TRYING TO SUPPORT THEIR EFFORTS TO FOCUS ON CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND REUSE AND FIXING THINGS, UM, IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO THEN FINAL SLIDE IS NATURAL SYSTEMS. UH, THIS IS A BRAND NEW SECTION THAT PEOPLE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT.

UM, SO THIS IS ADDRESSING HOW DO OUR NATURAL SYSTEM, HOW DO WE PROTECT THE CARBON THAT IS STORED OUT THERE AND ALL OF OUR TREES AND ALL OF OUR SOILS, AND THEN HOW DO WE ENHANCE THE CARBON SEQUESTRATION ABILITY OF THOSE NATURAL SYSTEMS? SO AIMING TO PROTECT AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF NATURAL LANDS, AIMING TO PROTECT, UM, LOTS MORE FARMLAND IN OUR FIVE COUNTY AREA AND REALLY SUPPORT REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE ON THAT LAND.

UH, THE THIRD GOAL IS AROUND DRAMATICALLY INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF TREE CANOPY COVERING WE HAVE IN OUR CITY, AND REALLY SPECIFICALLY FOCUSING ON AREAS THAT ARE VERY LOW NOW.

AND THEN FINALLY,

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UH, TRYING TO HAVE ALL CITY OWNED LANDS UNDER MANAGEMENT PLANS THAT RESULT IN NEUTRAL OR CARBON NET OR NEGATIVE CARBON, THIS CARBON EMISSIONS ON THEIR LANDS.

BECAUSE IF YOU MANAGE LAND THE WRONG WAY, YOU CAN ACTUALLY BE LIKE RELEASING THE CARBON.

SO, UH, LAST SLIDE HERE SCHEDULE, UH, THE, THE DRAFT PLAN IS FULLY OUT FOR REVIEW AND PUBLIC COMMENT RIGHT NOW WE ARE, YOU KNOW, UM, IN ADDITION TO THIS COMMISSION, WE'RE PRESENTING TO LIKE 20 OTHER COMMISSIONS.

UM, SO WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH ALL THAT PROCESS IN SEPTEMBER AND THEN, UM, ADDRESS COMMENTS AND FINALIZE THIS PLANNING EFFORT IN OCTOBER, AND THEN PRESENT TO COUNCIL BY THE END OF OCTOBER OR EARLY NOVEMBER.

SO, UM, THERE, SO I'LL JUST END IT THERE AND WE CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU ALL HAVE.

AND IF YOU, WE, WE SORT OF LEFT IT OUT OF THIS PRESENTATION, BUT THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS THAT'S BEEN DONE ON, UM, MODELING EMISSIONS.

AND WE HAVE A, YOU KNOW, LIKE A DASHBOARD WHERE YOU CAN MODEL DIFFERENT, UM, ACTIVITIES AND REDUCTIONS SCENARIOS.

SO IF ANYBODY IS INTERESTED IN LIKE NERDING OUT ON THAT, AS IT RELATES TO TRANSPORTATION, I'D BE GLAD TO FOLLOW UP AFTERWARDS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE PRESENTATION.

UM, DO I SEE ANYBODY WANT TO RAISE A HAND MR. SUMMERS, I'M CURIOUS A LITTLE MORE ABOUT SOME OF THE DETAILS AROUND, UM, METRO REGION COOPERATION AND HOW YOU'RE GOING TO FACILITATE THAT.

UM, THIS COMMISSION, UM, HEARD FROM, YOU KNOW, THE CAMPO, UH, PLANNING PROCESS, THE 2045, I THINK A FIVE YEAR PERIOD, RIGHT.

BUT A PLANNING PROCESS AND A LOT OF WAYS THOSE MASTER REGIONAL PLANS SOMETIMES ARE REALLY, UM, ENACTING SPRAWL IN A LOT OF WAYS AND CONSTRUCTING NEW ROADS AND BUILDING OUT NOW, NOW, AND NO MATTER WHAT WE DO WITHIN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, AS FAR AS LIKE GETTING OUR, UM, UH, CONCENTRATING THINGS IN CENTERS AND DOING BETTER TRANSIT AND MORE BIKES AND LESS FREE PARKING AND LESS PARKING OVERALL, THE TYPES OF THINGS WE DO, IF WE'RE NOT PARTNERING AND GETTING SOME REFORMS, IT'S SORT OF THE MSA LEVEL WITH CAMPO AND THEIR PLANNING, AS WELL AS WITH OUR, YOU KNOW, PARTNER MUNICIPALITIES IN OUR REGION, WE'RE GOING TO BE, THOSE PEOPLE ARE STILL GOING TO BE GETTING IT.

AND ESPECIALLY IF WE'RE NOT BUILDING A LOT OF HOUSING AND JOBS IN THE CITY, MOST PEOPLE ARE STILL GONNA BE GETTING ON THE ROADS AND RELEASING A TON OF CARBON AS THEY COME INTO THE CITY TO WORK AND PLAY AND LIVE AND DO THINGS.

SO, UM, I'M CURIOUS, I MEAN, I KNOW YOU SPOKE TO A LITTLE BIT, BUT LIKE, WHAT ARE THE CONCRETE PARTNERSHIPS AND THINGS THAT YOU HAVE IN THIS PLAN TO, TO WORK ON THAT ISSUE? CAUSE I, YOU KNOW, WE ALL SAY WE'RE GOING TO COOPERATE WELL, WE COOPERATE TO CREATE THE CAMPO PLAN AND THAT'S TAKEN US IN LARGELY THE WRONG DIRECTION.

I THINK SO.

SO LIKE WHAT CAN WE DO? WHAT CAN WE DO? YEAH, THAT'S A, THAT'S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION.

AND THAT'S A REALLY HARD QUESTION.

UM, I MEAN, WE, WE ABSOLUTELY NOT ACKNOWLEDGE ALL THOSE THINGS THAT YOU SAID.

AND, YOU KNOW, IN MY, MY TIME AT THE CITY, LIKE I HAVE SPENT NO GOOD A TIME, A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME TRYING TO COLLABORATE WITH CAMPO, UM, AND NOT BEEN SUPER SUCCESSFUL.

WE HAD, I THINK A COUPLE OF MEMBERS OF CAMPUS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS PROCESS, BUT IT WAS KIND OF, YOU KNOW, MARGINAL, UM, YOU KNOW, THE OTHER AVENUE THAT I'VE PURSUED OVER THE YEARS IS THROUGH CAP COG, UM, AND THEIR SORT OF REGIONAL, REGIONAL COORDINATION AROUND AIR QUALITY.

UM, SO I MEAN, I THINK THE, THE IDEAS THAT WE WOULD START PROBABLY WITH THAT, THE CAP COG RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE SURROUNDING, YOU KNOW, ALEXA OFFICIALS AND STAFF MEMBERS FROM SURROUNDING CITIES AND COUNTIES.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, I THINK JUST TRY GETTING PEOPLE IN THE ROOM AND GETTING PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT IT.

IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET IT SO FAR.

SO I MEAN, SOME OF THE IDEAS, YOU KNOW, MY PERSONAL IDEAS THAT WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO DO IS TRY TO COME UP WITH, YOU KNOW, UH, LIKE A SHARED MOTIVATION AND LIKE SOME CARROTS TO TRY TO GET PEOPLE ACTUALLY WORKING TOGETHER AND ON THE SAME ABOUT THIS.

UM, AND I, AND I DON'T CLAIM TO HAVE THE ANSWERS AND I DON'T CLAIM TO HAVE A SUPER CONCRETE PLAN RIGHT NOW.

UM, BUT I THINK IT, YOU KNOW, IT STARTS WITH, UM, STAFF AND CONNECTING AT THE STAFF LEVEL.

AND THEN ALSO MAKING SURE THAT THE ELECTED OFFICIALS, YOU KNOW, FROM OUR CITIES THAT SUPPORT THIS PLAN REALLY WILL HELP US LIKE PUT IN THAT WORK TO ACTUALLY TRY TO BUILD MORE COALITION AND SUPPORT AROUND THIS.

UM, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT THERE IS, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LONG HISTORY OF, OF COMPLICATION

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AROUND THE LAND USE ISSUES.

UM, AND I THINK TRYING TO ALSO NOW BALANCE IN KIND OF THIS QUESTION OF ELECTRIFYING TRANSPORTATION, UM, FIGURING OUT HOW THAT FITS INTO THIS AS WELL.

SO I KNOW THAT'S NOT A SUPER GOOD ANSWER.

UM, AND, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO, YOU KNOW, ANYONE WHO'S INTERESTED IN TRYING TO SUPPORT US AS WE TRY TO MOVE FORWARD BEYOND ADOPTION.

AND THIS PLAN, I WANT TO SEGUE A LITTLE BIT TO A SPECIFIC QUESTION THAT I HAD JUST SORT OF THE, UM, OKAY.

SO I WANTED THE SLIDES, HE TALKS ABOUT A PLAN, A PLANS, AND IT REALLY HITS US THE SAME IDEA IS THAT I HAVE UNCLEAR, AND MAYBE THERE IS AN ANSWER.

MAYBE THERE ISN'T AN ANSWER HOW THIS PLAN FITS INTO, YOU KNOW, REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS, HOW IT FITS INTO OTHER CITY PLANS, HOW IT FITS INTO THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE TOLL ROADS, THE PEOPLE WHO MAY, YOU KNOW, PUDS OUT, UM, BEYOND EASTLAND PARK AND ET CETERA, RIGHT? SO YOU HAD THAT SLIDE, IT SAYS, PLAN A PLAN.

IT'S GOT A LITTLE HEXAGON GRAPHIC OR WHATEVER, AND THEN IT HAS ANOTHER SET OF BULLET POINTS.

WHAT IS THE LEGAL MECHANISM OF THIS PLAN, HAVING ANY INFLUENCE ON KIND OF ANYBODY, EVEN CITY CITY STAFF, HOW DOES THIS ADD LEGAL INFLUENCE ON PARK STAFF AND ADD STAFFING, PLEASE STAFF AND, YOU KNOW, LAND USE AND CODE COMPLIANCE, ET CETERA.

YEAH.

SO I, IT'S KIND OF A SENSOR.

I MEAN, SADLY I'D SAY THAT THIS PLAN DOES NOT HAVE LEGAL MECHANISMS OR BINDING LIKE MEASURES WITHIN IT.

UM, IT'S KIND OF THE VISIONARY LIKE DIRECTION, UM, TO GET US TOWARDS THIS LONGTERM ASPIRATIONAL GOAL.

AND WE DON'T HOLD A LOT OF THE LEVERS.

UM, BUT THIS IS SORT OF THE WAY THAT IT'S BEEN LIKE SET UP BY, YOU KNOW, THE WAY THAT COUNCIL KIND OF DIRECTS US AND ASK FOR THESE KINDS OF THINGS IS THAT, UM, THEY LOOK FOR WHAT NEEDS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED AND HOW COULD WE GET THERE.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE DELIVER.

AND THEN, AND THEN IT'S UP TO, YOU KNOW, DEPARTMENTS IS THAT THE CITY COUNCIL, IT'S UP TO EVERYONE TO SORT OF LIKE PICK THIS UP AND OWN IT, UM, BEYOND ADOPTION.

HMM.

ARE THEY REQUIRED TO PICK FROM THE RECIPES IN THIS BOOK, SO TO SPEAK, OR CAN THEY GO OFF BOOK AND DO THEIR OWN THING? IF THEY BUILD A FLEET, DO THEY HAVE TO LOOK AT THESE AND SAY, OH, ACCORDING TO THESE REQUIREMENTS, 40% OF OUR NEW FLEET NEEDS TO BE ELECTRIC OR ET CETERA.

YEAH.

SO, SO THOSE KINDS OF THINGS ARE BUILT INTO THIS PLAN, BUT, BUT AGAIN, LIKE IT'S, IT WILL TAKE, UH, US HOLDING OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE.

IT WILL TAKE CITY COUNCIL SAYING, LOOK, WE PASS THIS PLAN, HEY, FLEET, IT'S IN THE PLAN THAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A 100% ELECTRIC FLEET BY 2030.

LIKE, HOW ARE YOU, HOW ARE YOU DOING THAT? SO IT, BY, BY ADOPTING THE PLAN AND SUPPORTING THE PLAN, IT SETS THE GOALS AND THE FRAMEWORK, WHICH RIGHT.

THINGS THAT WE NEED TO BE DOING TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE.

BUT IT DOESN'T LIKE THE ACCOUNTABILITY IS ONLY AS GOOD AS EVERYONE REFERENCING AND COMING BACK TO THIS PLAN.

OKAY.

ANYONE ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS? I THINK YOU KIND OF TOUCHED ON MY QUESTION WITH THE LAST TWO ANSWERS, BUT JUST TO KIND OF CLARIFY, WHAT IS, WHAT DO YOU SEE AS YOUR ROLE, UM, MOVING FORWARD AFTER THIS PLAN IS ADOPTED? UM, HOW, UM, I MEAN, DO YOU HAVE LIKE A DEDICATED TEAM THAT'S KIND OF LIKE KEEPING AN EYE ON ALL THE PROJECTS AROUND TOWN TO SAY, HEY, YOU REMEMBER WE HAVE THE, UH, THE CLIMATE PLANT OR HOW ARE YOU, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO IMPLEMENT THIS IN MOVING FORWARD WITH THAT? YEAH.

SO THAT'S, UM, THERE'S A, THERE'S A SECTION ON ACCOUNTABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION AND FUNDING THAT'S IN THE FULL VERSION OF THE PLAN.

UM, I THINK IDEAS THAT AFTER ADOPTION THAT WE LAST TIME AROUND WHEN THE PLAN, THIS PLAN WAS ADOPTED FIVE YEARS AGO, IT KIND OF, IT WAS ADOPTED.

AND THEN WE KIND OF LEFT IT UP TO DEPARTMENTS TO LIKE FIND THEIR OWN FUNDING AND IMPLEMENT THINGS.

AND THEN NOT ONLY WENT SO FAR.

AND SO, I MEAN, THIS TIME AROUND WHAT WE ARE PLANNING TO DO IS CREATE SORT OF LIKE A NEW ROUND OF, UM, ENGAGEMENT AFTER THIS IS ADOPTED AND CREATE IMPLEMENTATION TEAMS THAT ARE FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING LIKE THE SPECIFIC TASKS AND SCHEDULE AND BUDGET TO GET MANY OF THESE THINGS DONE AND THEN, AND HAVE THOSE, THOSE PLANS AVAILABLE, YOU KNOW, CREATED WITH DEPARTMENTS, BUT ALSO AVAILABLE FOR COUNSEL.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, UM, TO TRY TO DRIVE A MUCH MORE SPECIFIC IMPLEMENTATION PLAN THIS TIME AROUND, UM, THIS MORE TRANSPARENT AND LIKE MORE, UM, UH, MORE COMPLETE THAN JUST LIKE, OKAY, WELL, WE'LL WAIT TO HEAR LIKE HOW THINGS ARE GOING NEXT YEAR.

SO, UM, THERE'S DEFINITELY MUCH MORE WORK TO DO.

SO IF YOU ARE, YOU, DIDN'T JUST PEYTON THIS PLAN THIS TIME AROUND, BUT ARE INTERESTED IN COMING BACK AND HELPING

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ON IMPLEMENTATION, WE WILL, WE'LL TAKE YOUR RIGHT.

WELL, I'M SURE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THIS, BUT I JUST OFFER THE IDEA THAT, UM, YOU'VE DONE SUCH A GOOD JOB OF BRINGING IN COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND ALL THESE ADVISORY GROUPS.

UM, HOPEFULLY, UM, PEOPLE ON THE GROUND CAN BE ADVOCATES FOR THE PLAN AND KEEPING EVERYBODY'S FEET TO THE FIRE MOVING FORWARD.

I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY IN THE, IN THE, UH, THE, PART OF THE IDEA THERE WITH ALL THESE, UM, GRASSROOTS AND, UH, ADVISORY COUNCIL.

SO HOPEFULLY THEY'LL BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THEIR, UM, COORDINATION.

YUP.

GOOD QUESTION.

UH, ARE YOU STILL PLANNING TO, UH, TAKE THIS DRAFT TO COUNCIL IN OCTOBER? YEAH.

I MEAN, THE PLAN NOW IS THERE IS A COUNCIL BEING ON OCTOBER 29TH AND THEN THERE'S ONE ON NOVEMBER 12TH.

UM, I THINK IT'S PROBABLY MORE LIKELY THAT WE'LL BE THERE ON NOVEMBER 12.

OKAY.

OKAY.

YEAH.

I WAS JUST WONDERING ABOUT THE TIMING, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT COMMENTS ARE, UM, BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH AND, UH, YEAH.

YOU KNOW, I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME TIME IN BETWEEN THAT.

YEP, ABSOLUTELY.

PROBABLY YOU GUYS TO DIGEST THOSE COMMENTS.

AND I KNOW THAT YOU'RE PRESENTING AT 20 COMMISSIONS OR SOMETHING, UM, AND THAT THE JOINT SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE ACTUALLY ADOPTED A RECOMMENDATION, UM, SUPPORTING IN SUPPORT OF, OF THIS DRAFT, HOPING THAT OTHER COMMISSIONS LIKE OURS WOULD DO THE SAME.

WELL, THIS IS POSTED FOR POSSIBLE ACTIONS WHEN WE GET TO IT.

IF YOU HAVE A, YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO PROPOSE, I THINK PEOPLE WILL, WELL, I DON'T RIGHT NOW.

UH, ACTUALLY, UM, IT DIDN'T OCCUR TO ME SO WE CAN DO THE MOTIONS THAT SUPPORT EACH OTHER.

WE NEED TO MAKE A FULL RECOMMENDATION.

WE'VE DONE THAT IN THE PAST IN THIS I'M MISREMEMBERING THAT, BUT BEFORE WE GET INTO THAT, THE ACTION PORTION, I DO HAVE A COUPLE OF LIKE KIND OF SPECIFIC QUESTIONS, YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR FEEDBACK.

SO AS A PERSON WHO LOVES DATA, AS I SORT OF READ THROUGH THIS, SOME THINGS JUMP OUT AT ME.

UM, THERE'S THIS SLIDE ABOUT, UM, ELECTRIFICATION THAT SAYS, THIS TRANSLATES THE 460,000 ELECTRICAL VEHICLES ON THE ROAD.

AND I WOULD BE CURIOUS TO KNOW HOW REALISTIC IS THAT NUMBER.

AND BY THAT, I MEAN, WHAT'S THE NUMBER OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES SOLD IN THIS COUNTRY? YOU KNOW, WHAT'S THE RATE OF THAT GROWTH? CAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE A BIG PERCENTAGE OF ELECTRICAL VEHICLES BEING IN AUSTIN.

AND DOES IT, IS IT NUMBER MAGICAL? DOES IT REALLY DEPEND ON THAT NUMBER? AND IF NOT EITHER SUPPORT THE NUMBER IN SOME MEANINGFUL WAY OR TAKE IT OUT WOULD BE MY ADVICE BECAUSE IT JUMPED OUT AT ME AS A, AS A, AS A WEIRD NUMBER.

SO IF YOU HAVE SOME BACKGROUND AND FOR THAT, I WOULDN'T MIND KNOWING.

YEAH.

YEAH.

SO RIGHT NOW THERE ARE TWO, A 460,000 IS THE NUMBER IS, IS MORE, WE WERE TRYING TO, YOU KNOW, NOT LIKE PROMOTE A NUMBER OF VEHICLES.

SO THE GOAL IS THAT JUST IS THE TRANSLATION OF 40% OF THE EMPTY.

UM, AND YEAH, AND WHY THAT NUMBER IS SO HIGH IS BECAUSE WHEN WE START MODELING OUT, YOU KNOW, HOW DO WE, HOW DO WE GET THE STEEP REDUCTION OF EMISSIONS, YOU KNOW, OUT 10 YEARS OUT, 20 YEARS.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, IN THE, THE ONLY WAY TO DO IT IS TO HAVE LIKE, YOU KNOW, REALLY HIGH PERCENTAGES OF PEOPLE, UM, OUT OF CARS OR ELECTRIFY THOSE CARS.

AND SO WHAT WE DID IS WE BUILT THIS, WE BUILT A MODEL THAT HAS LOTS OF DIFFERENT SCENARIOS, THESE SLIDER BARS, WHERE YOU CAN MOVE DIFFERENT PERCENTAGES AND DIFFERENT ADOPTION CURVES.

UM, AND, AND WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW IS ABOUT 10,000 VEHICLES ON THE ROAD IN THIS AREA ARE ELECTRIC OR BATTERY ELECTRIC.

AND SO, YEAH, IT'S A DRAMATIC INCREASE.

AND YOU WOULD, YOU WOULD ESSENTIALLY HAVE TO GET TO, YOU KNOW, AFTER 2020, LIKE IN THE 20, 26, 27 AREA, YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE GETTING TO ALMOST EVERY SINGLE NEW CAR SOLD BEING ELECTRIFIED.

UM, AND THAT'S AGGRESSIVE, BUT YOU KNOW, IF YOU GO OUT AND WE WERE TO PULL, YOU KNOW, 10 DIFFERENT ELECTRIC VEHICLE ADOPTION CURVES RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW, YOU'D HAVE SOME THAT WOULD SAY IT'S GOING TO BE SUPER LOW OUT TO 2060, AND THEN YOU'LL HAVE SOME, THAT'LL SAY THAT, YOU KNOW, EVERY CAR IS GOING TO BE ELECTRIC BY 2030.

SO, UM, IT'S

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KIND OF, UM, IT'S A, IT'S A HARD, IT'S A VERY HARD THING TO PREDICT.

UM, BUT I THINK IN TERMS OF LIKE, IF WE HAVE THE ZERO CARBON ELECTRICITY THAT WE NEED TO STRIVE FOR THIS TO BE AS AGGRESSIVE AS WE CAN, UM, BECAUSE IF WE DON'T LIKE, WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET ANYWHERE NEAR MEETING THESE, THESE TARGETS.

SO THAT'S KIND OF, THERE WAS A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW DO WE GET TO THIS AND HOW DO YOU, YOU KNOW, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? UM, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT IT'S AGGRESSIVE, BUT, UM, POTENTIALLY DOABLE.

OKAY.

I WANT TO FOLLOW UP A LITTLE BIT.

SO, UM, I'M ALL FOR DREAM OF, I HAD A DREAM PEOPLE LIKE PUSH AWAY TOO FAR AWAY, FURTHER THAN YOU THINK YOU CAN GET.

UM, JUST, I GUESS BE PREPARED FOR, YOU KNOW, SOME, SOME QUESTIONS AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU WANT TO DISTRACT PEOPLE WITH THAT EXACT NUMBER.

BUT THEN ON A STRATEGY SIDE, I WOULD SAY THAT THE THING THAT JUMPED OUT AT ME ABOUT NOT IN GREAT ABOUT THAT NUMBER IS HALF A MILLION VEHICLES HAS HALF A DOZEN VEHICLES.

AND THE POLLUTION FROM THE, THE RUBBER TIRES, THE POACHING FROM THE JEW, THE WAY CARS WORK IS NOT GREAT.

SO, UH, YOU KNOW, ELECTRICAL VEHICLES ARE BETTER THAN NO VEHICLES, BUT HALF A MILLION VEHICLES IS NOT GREAT.

SO SOME PURE CLIMATE STANDPOINT TO BE REALLY BOLD, IT WOULD BE, YOU KNOW, HOW CAN WE TAKE HALF A MILLION VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD? YOU KNOW, HOW COULD WE GET, YOU KNOW, A TRAIN SYSTEM THAT WORKS OR A BUS SYSTEM THAT WORKS OR ET CETERA.

SO EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT, I'M NOT SAYING, YOU KNOW, REWORK YOUR STRATEGIES, BUT I THINK THAT'S A LEGITIMATE QUESTION YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO ANSWER.

YOU KNOW, WHY, WHY ARE YOU ADDING HALF A MILLION TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES? WHY NOT? WHY IS THE GOAL NOT TO TAKE OFF A HALF A MILLION VEHICLES SO THAT OUT THERE, IF YOU HAVE A COMMENT, IF NOT, THAT'S THE TIME.

YEAH, SURE.

UM, SO, SO RIGHT NOW THERE ARE ABOUT 600,600,000 VEHICLES.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, THE PROJECTION FROM TGI AND OTHERS IS THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT GETS UP TO 800,000 PLUS, UM, BEYOND 2030.

UM, AND THEN WHEN WE DO THE MATH, UM, LIKE WE, YOU KNOW, WE'VE WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH CAP METRO ON UNDERSTANDING EXACTLY WHAT THEIR PROJECTIONS ARE.

UM, AND IF THEY FULLY BUILD OUT PROJECT CONNECT AND WE FULLY GET IT FULL OF PEOPLE EVERY DAY, ALL THE TIME, WE MAYBE GET TO 5% OF THE TOTAL VMT, UH, REDUCED.

SO, SO THE CHALLENGE IS, IS THAT LIKE BY 2030, IT'S LIKE THE PEOPLE STILL HAVE TO MOVE AROUND.

AND SO IT'S GOING TO BE RE LIKE BEYOND 2030, WE COULD, YOU KNOW, ONCE WE GET A FIRST ROUND OF LIKE FULL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, LIKE SUPPORTED BUILD OUT, UM, THEN YOU COULD BUILD UPON THAT TO LIKE REALLY LIKE ESCALATE IT BEYOND THERE, BUT FOR THE TIMEFRAME OF 2030, UM, IT'S JUST, UH, THERE WASN'T A, YOU KNOW, A PLANER OR SOMEONE WHO, UH, LIKE THOUGHT THAT WE WOULD, YOU KNOW, REASONABLY BE ABLE TO GET LIKE MUCH HIGHER THAN THAT, OF, OF ACTUALLY LIKE AVOIDED AND, UH, ELIMINATED TRIPS.

I MEAN, THIS IS A REALLY INTERESTING THING THAT, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THIS WHOLE MODEL FOR WHO WANT TO FOLLOW UP AFTER THIS MEETING, WE CAN SHOW YOU THAT AND SHOW YOU ALL THE DETAILS.

YEAH.

JUST TO FOLLOW UP ON THAT.

I, I UNDERSTAND I'M COMPLETELY IN FAVOR OF AGGRESSIVE GOALS.

THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT'S EXCEEDING, BUT ALSO CREATING PLANS.

I WORRY SOMETIMES THAT WE'RE CREATING PLANS THAT ARE NOT ACHIEVABLE IN SOME ROOM AND THEN MISSING OPPORTUNITIES ELSEWHERE.

AND SO ONE THING THAT, UM, AND THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF THIS IN WHAT YOU PRESENTED, AND I HAVEN'T READ THE FULL REPORT YET, I WILL, BUT LIKE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WOULD SAY THAT WE CAN DO THAT WE HAVEN'T BEEN A GOOD JOB, GREAT JOB DOING IS LOOKING AT THE STREET REAL ESTATE THAT WE HAVE NOW IN A AMERICA IN IMMEDIATELY PROACTIVELY REALLOCATING IT TO NON-CARBON MODES.

LIKE WE DON'T, WE CAN DO THAT.

WE DON'T HAVE TO LIKE GO OUT AND CONVINCE PEOPLE AND BEG PEOPLE, OR TRY TO SCROUNGE UP MONEY FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE PROGRAMS. WE CAN JUST DO IT.

UM, YOU KNOW, AND, AND ALSO I'M GOING TO GO BACK TO CAMPO, CAMPO GOVERNANCE AND CAMPO DECISION MAKING.

WE HAVE TO LOOK AT IT CAMPO, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, HAS CITY COUNCIL PEOPLE, WE JUST COMMITTED TO HUGE EXPANSION OF LIKE, IT'S NOT ALIGNED.

WE HAVE COGNITIVE DISSONANCE IN OUR PLANNING HERE.

AND SO ANYTHING

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THAT YOUR STAFF CAN DO TO HELP MAKE OUR PROGRESSIVE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS GRAPPLE WITH THAT DECISION IN AN HONEST WAY, AND REDUCE THAT COGNITIVE DISSONANCE I THINK IS GOING TO BE HELPFUL.

BUT I THINK A LOT OF IT ALSO COMES DOWN TO STREETS AND HOW WE'RE USING OUR STREETS, BECAUSE WE CAN REALLOCATE OUR STREETS IN A WAY THAT WE CAN DECIDE IT.

WE DON'T HAVE TO RELY ON HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE BEING CONVINCED.

AND I HOPE WE WILL.

I HOPE THE NEXT VEHICLE THAT I BUY WILL BE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE, FOR EXAMPLE.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, THAT'S, THAT'S A BET THAT WE'RE TAKING, I WANT US TO BE AGGRESSIVE IN OUR GOAL SETTING, BUT LIKE, LET'S LOOK AT OUR, OUR, OUR STREET REAL ESTATE AND HOW WE ALLOCATE THAT.

AND THAT'S IT.

THOSE ARE, AND THOSE ARE DECISIONS THAT WE CAN MAKE SOMETIMES MORE EASILY.

YEAH.

I'D LIKE TO TAKE THAT AND EXPAND.

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