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[Call to Order]

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I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CALL TO ORDER TODAY'S CITY COUNCIL MEETING TODAY IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2020.

I HIT IS 10 OH THREE.

WE'RE HOLDING THIS MEETING, UH, VIRTUALLY, UM, MAYOR PRO TEM.

DO YOU WANT TO, UM, TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT, UH, SPANISH HERITAGE MONTH AS WE'RE GETTING STARTED? UM, I JUST WANT IT TO RECOGNIZE THAT HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH AGAIN THIS WEEK.

AND I WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CELEBRATION.

THIS YEAR IN PARTICULAR, 2020 HAS BEEN SO CHALLENGING FOR OUR ENTIRE COUNTRY IN SO MANY WAYS FOR THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY, WE HAVE ALWAYS FACED ADVERSITY AND WE HAVE ALWAYS, AND WILL ALWAYS MAKE IT THROUGH THIS YEAR, THOUGH.

THE WEIGHT OF WHAT WE'RE FACING FEELS ESPECIALLY HEAVY, THEN EQUITIES WE'VE SUFFERED SUFFERED IN OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM ARE BEING EXACERBATED BY A PANDEMIC THAT HAS LEFT US DISPROPORTIONATELY VULNERABLE, THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT OF CITIZENSHIP, THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND CHOOSE OUR OWN GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO BE UNDER ATTACK HERE IN TEXAS AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY, RACIST AND DIVISIVE POLITICS AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT CONTINUED TO MAKE LATINOS THE OTHER RATHER THAN EMPOWERING AND INCLUDING US INHUMANE TREATMENT OF MOSTLY LATINO MIGRANTS BY OUR GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE VIOLENCE IS THREATENING OUR AUTONOMY AND HUMANITY.

IT IS IN PART BECAUSE OF THOSE OVERWHELMING CHALLENGES THAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, THIS YEAR, MORE THAN EVER.

I LOVE OUR VIBRANT COMMUNITY.

I LOVE THE SENSE OF CONNECTION AND KINSHIP WE SHARE.

I LOVE THAT THIS CONNECTEDNESS GIVES US STRENGTH AND RESILIENCE AS WELL AS WARMTH, JOY, AND A SENSE OF PURPOSE.

THE INCREDIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS WE HAVE MADE AND CONTINUE TO MAKE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN OR IGNORED BECAUSE THEY ARE A PART OF OUR CITY, OUR STATE, AND OUR COUNTRY.

SO HAPPY HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH TO EVERYONE.

UM, I HOPE THAT WE'LL EACH LOOK FOR MEANINGFUL WAYS TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR.

AND THEN I JUST WANT IT TO QUICKLY THINK, UM, SOME ORGANIZATIONS, UH, THE, OUR LAW DEPARTMENT AND THE WORK THAT THEY DID TO FIGHT SB FOR, UM, OUR COLLEAGUES WHO STOOD WITH US AT THE CAPITOL WHEN SB FOUR, WHEN WE ANNOUNCED THAT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE THAT LEGAL FIGHT, UH, SO MANY IN OUR COMMUNITY HAVE COME TOGETHER TO HELP WITH PPE DISTRIBUTION OF MASKS AND SANITIZER.

UH, DURING THIS TIME, UH, THE DEL VALLEY COMMUNITY COALITION, THE LATINO COALITION, OUR PUBLIC HEALTH, OBVIOUSLY COUNSELOR THEIR KITCHEN, THANK YOU FOR HELPING SPONSOR THE ONE IN OUR DISTRICTS.

AND SO MANY, IT'S JUST TAKEN A REALLY BIG COMMUNITY EFFORT TO HELP ADDRESS THE DISPARITIES THAT WE'RE SEEING IN THIS PANDEMIC.

SO THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY WHO CONTINUES TO COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT OUR LATINO, HISPANIC COMMUNITY.

AND THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR A LOT OF YOU THIS TIME TO MAKE THOSE COMMENTS.

ABSOLUTELY.

AND THEN SO MANY WAYS YOU'RE SPEAKING FOR THE ENTIRE COUNCIL.

SO I WOULD JOIN ALL OF OUR WELCOMING AND RECOGNITION OF A HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ALL IN ONE DAY AFTER TODAY.

ONE DAY AFTER MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS YESTERDAY.

THANK YOU, UH, COLLEAGUES, UH, WE'RE GOING

[Consent Agenda]

TO, UH, BEGIN THIS MEETING.

I'M GOING TO READ SOME CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS INTO THE RECORD ITEMS TO SEVEN 41 45 AND 50.

UH WE'RE UM, ALL, YOU KNOW, UNANIMOUSLY, UH, UH, RECOMMENDED BY THE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION WITH PERMISSION TO RE ABSENT, UH, ITEM NUMBER TWO, THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED SEVEN ZERO AND COMMISSIONERS.

UM, UH, MAYBE I CAN SMITH OFF THE DYESS COMMISSIONER JOHNSON ABSENT ONE VACANCY ITEMS, FOUR AND FIVE RECOMMENDED BY THE WATER WASTEWATER COMMISSION ON THE SEVEN OH, VOTE WITH PERMISSION RUSH DEPART AND WILLIAMSON FISHER, ABSENT ITEM NUMBER EIGHT, POSTPONE TO OCTOBER 1ST, 2020 ITEMS, 11 AND 30, OR WITHDRAWN ITEM 31 POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 1ST, 2020 ITEM 38, WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED BY ITEM ONE OH FIVE ON THE AGENDA ITEM 53, UH, WITHDRAWN ITEM NUMBER 62, UH, IN ADDITION TO, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS FLAT AGAIN TOBO POOL AND MYSELF ALSO JOINING US SPONSORS OUR COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER COUNCIL MEMBER, KITCHEN COUNCIL MEMBER LS, COUNCIL MEMBER, RENTER RHEA, COUNCIL MEMBERS, AND COUNCIL MEMBER FASHION, CORPORATE MADISON.

UM, BY THE WAY, ON ITEM NUMBER 62, THE BASE

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MOTION ON THAT SPAN WOULD BE THE ONE THAT WAS, UH, DISCUSSED ON, ON SUNDAY WITH SOME CHANGES INCORPORATING AMENDMENTS THAT, UH, UH, OR, UH, JUST HAVE AMENDMENTS, I THINK WITH RESPECT TO SOME OF THE COLLEAGUES THAT HAD POSTED BEING LEFT OFF THAT WAS COUNCIL MEMBER POOLS.

UM, THERE'LL BE CIRCULATING AN AMENDMENT TO INCORPORATE THAT, UH, ALSO, UH, IN THAT, UH, THAT IF IT HASN'T ALREADY GONE OUT, WE'LL GO OUT MOMENTARILY.

UH, BUT THAT ONE THING THAT WAS SENT OUT TO EVERYBODY YESTERDAY, I MEAN, IT WAS SENT OUT THERE BY THIS MORNING AND, UH, BOTH POSTED ON THE MESSAGE BOARD AND EMAILED OUT BY KATIE, UH, THIS MORNING.

YES.

COUNCILOR KITCHEN.

DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING? OH, I CAN LOOK ON THE MESSAGE BOARD.

OKAY.

UM, ITEM NUMBER 69.

WITHDRAWN ITEM NUMBER 70, WITHDRAWN, UH, ITEM NUMBER 72.

UH, IT'S THE EXECUTIVE SESSIONS, PRIVATE CONSULTATION FOR LEGAL COUNSEL, SECTION FIVE, FIVE, ONE OH SEVEN ONE GOVERNMENT CODE I A NUMBER 89.

A VALID PETITION HAS BEEN FILED IN OPPOSITION TO THIS ZONING REQUEST, UH, ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN PULLED, UH, ITEM 12 BY, UH, LS A AND ITEM 17 BY, UH, ALTER, UH, 12 AND 17 TODAY'S CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS. HANG ON.

I SEE HANDS RAISED TODAY'S CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEMS ONE THROUGH 64 AND ALSO 95 THROUGH ONE OH SEVEN.

UH, THE LATE BACKUP HAS BEEN FILED AND FOUR EIGHT 1113, 14, 17 2131 57, 58, 59 61 62.

UM, ALSO 68, 81 83, 85, 89, EXCUSE ME.

AND 94.

AND ON THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, WHICH WE'LL CONVENE LATER ITEMS ONE AND TWO, UH, AND, UH, ITEM FOUR.

UH, WE HAVE, UH, TODAY COLLEAGUES, UM, 58 SPEAKERS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON, UH, THIS MORNINGS ITEMS. UH, OTHER THAN THAT WOULD BE THE CONSENT.

THAT WOULD BE THE NON ZONING ITEMS AND THE NON, UH, HOUSING CORPORATION ITEMS. 58 PEOPLE SIGNED UP.

I THINK THERE'S 40 SOME ODD IN QUEUE.

WE'RE GOING TO CALL THOSE SPEAKERS AND GIVE EACH A TWO MINUTES TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK.

UH, THEN WE'LL CONSIDER THE CONSENT, UH, RESOLUTION THERE'S CONSENT ITEMS. UH, AT NOON WE HAVE CITIZENS COMMUNICATION, UH, EIGHT PEOPLE TO SPEAK.

UH, CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE THREE MINUTES PER SPEAKER, THE OTHER SPEAKERS OVER THE COURSE OF THE DAY OR TWO MINUTES, BUT THAT WOULD HAVE US GOING FROM CITIZENS COMMUNICATION TO ABOUT 1230.

UH, AND THEN WE WOULD HAVE MUCH, UH, UH, WE COULD, IF COUNCIL IS INTERESTED, GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO CONSIDER OR TO, TO HAVE FURTHER CONVERSATIONS ABOUT, UH, WHAT WE HAD, UH, DISCUSSED ON THURSDAY.

UH, IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN GOING BACK TO EXECUTIVE SESSION ON THAT ITEM, UH, LET ME KNOW.

SO I MAKE SURE THAT WE DO THAT.

THE ANSWER IS YES.

SO WE'LL GO BACK AND DO A SECOND SESSION, UH, PROBABLY ABOUT ONE 30, UH, AND THEN WE'LL COME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION, UH, AS CLOSE TO TWO OR SENDING A SIGN AS WE CAN.

THAT'S ONE O'CLOCK, UH, OR THEREAFTER.

UH, WE CAN TAKE UP THE ZONING MATTERS.

IT LOOKS LIKE THERE MAY BE FIVE DISCUSSION MATTERS IN SONY.

UH, WE HAVE, UH, SPEAKERS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ABOUT 38.

PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK AT A COUPLE OF MINUTES EACH, UH, AND THEN WE CAN CONSIDER THOSE ITEMS, THE AUSTIN, UH, HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION SPEAKERS, UH, WE'LL BE SHOWING UP, UH, AT THREE 30.

I DON'T KNOW HOW CLOSE TO THAT WE'RE GOING TO ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO GET BY, BUT THAT'S THE THIRD TRAUNCH OF SPEAKERS, 44 PEOPLE AT TWO MINUTES EACH.

UH, AND THEN, UH, MY HOPE IS TO BE ABLE TO TAKE A DINNER BREAK, UH, AROUND, UH, 6:00 PM FOR AN HOUR.

UH, AND THEN, UH, WE WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE ON, OBVIOUSLY THESE TIME, THINGS ARE GOING TO BE A LITTLE

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BIT LOOSE AS WE SEE HOW LONG WE'RE TAKING IN THE VARIOUS, UH, ITEMS, BUT WE HAVE A FULL DAY, UH, IN FRONT OF US COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR.

UM, SO I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY, SO THE CENTRAL HEALTH OVERLAY AND AIRPORT OVERLAY HAVE BOTH BEEN WITHDRAWN 69 AND 70.

UM, AND THEN, UM, SINCE WE STILL HAVE TO FINISH OUR, UM, EXECUTIVE SESSION ON, UM, 95, YOU SAID THAT WAS ON CONSENT.

UM, WE CAN PULL 95 TO, TO TAKE PLACE AFTER THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

CONTINUING ON COUNCILMEMBER KITCHEN, UM, I'M GONNA NEED TO PULL 62, CAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE I CAN'T TELL, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THE AMENDMENT THAT I BROUGHT WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE BASE.

IT WAS A WHAT POINT THAT OUT TO YOU? UM, I DIDN'T SEE IT ON THE MESSAGE, BUT I JUST LOOKED REAL QUICK.

OKAY.

IT WAS INCLUDED.

I'LL HIGHLIGHT THAT AND SEND THAT TO YOU.

OKAY.

UM, NUMBER TOVA KATHY, YOU HAVE THAT CHIPMUNK VOICE AGAIN? NO, CAN'T HEAR YOU.

I IT'S PROBABLY GOT, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU NEED TO GO OUT AND COME BACK.

YOU'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE.

UM, LESLIE WALK, KATHY'S FIGURING THAT OUT.

UH, COUNSELOR POOL, UM, ITEM 62 IS FILLED FOR SPEAKERS ANY, RIGHT.

SO I THINK YOU HAD THAT ON THE LIST OF CALLS SIX SECURE.

IT'S NOT ON CONSENT, RIGHT? I MEAN, IT'S NOT CONSENT, BUT WE PULLED IT OFF CONSENT.

WE'VE PULLED 62 OFF CONSENT SPEAKERS.

AND THROUGH OUR DISCUSSIONS AMENDMENTS, WE'LL ALL BE SPEAKING IN THE INITIAL GROUP.

UM, I ALSO WANTED TO DRAW EVERYBODY'S ATTENTION TO THE EMAILS WE CAN GET GETTING ON HFC ITEMS. ONE AND TWO.

I WAS, I AM PREPARED TO RESPOND FOR ADDITIONAL, UM, INFORMATION BEING ASSEMBLED ON THAT, BUT WE DO HAVE EITHER 58 OR 44 SPEAKERS ON AHS AGENDA.

UM, JUST HOW MANY ARE ON THAT? I HEARD FIRST I HEARD 58 MINUTES, BUT I HEARD YOU SAY AT ANY RATE, THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF PEOPLE SPEAKING.

I CHECKED SEE, UM, AGENDA AND I BELIEVE THEY'RE ALL FOCUSED ON VITAMINS AND THOSE ARE THE TWO WE PROBABLY SHOULD HEAR FROM FOLKS BECAUSE TO SPEAK TO THAT.

BUT I AM PREPARED TO SUGGEST THAT, UH, ON THE, ON THE ZONING CASES, WE HAVE 38 PEOPLE THAT ARE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION.

WE HAVE 44.

OKAY.

38 ON ZONING AND 74 ON H.

AND I THINK THE BULK OF THOSE MAYOR ARE ON ITEMS ONE AND TWO MINUTES.

THAT WOULD BE MY GUESS.

OKAY.

SO WHAT I PROPOSE YOU GO AHEAD AND LISTEN TO FOLKS AND, UM, AND SEE, BUT THAT DISCUSSION SOUNDS LIKE THAT I, I WILL BE HAPPY TO MAKE A MOTION TO POSTPONE THAT ITEM.

SO ADDITIONAL INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY CAN BE HEARD AND OBSERVED.

OKAY.

WE'LL GET TO THERE WHEN WE GET TO THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION MEETING.

YEP.

THANK YOU.

UM, COUNCIL MEMBER.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS FIRST, THEN COUNCIL MEMBER RENTERIA.

I KNOW THAT YOU DID MENTION THAT ITEM 12 WOULD BE PULLED TO GO WITH 67.

I BELIEVE IT IS.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO DRIVE AND ONE DETENTION, THERE IS AN EMAIL FROM KATIE AND A POST ON THE MESSAGE BOARD WORKED WITH COUNCIL MEMBER PLAN AGAIN, TO INCORPORATE SOME OF THE IDEAS AND CONVERSATIONS WE HAD ON TUESDAY.

SO I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THAT.

SO PEOPLE HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW IT BEFORE THAT ITEM COMES UP.

OKAY.

GOTCHA.

ALL RIGHT, MARIA, YOU'RE ON MUTE COUNCIL MEMBER PO CAN'T HEAR YOU.

YOU'RE MUTED.

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CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? YES.

GO AHEAD.

WELL, ON THE HOUSING NIGHT, I REALLY WANT US TO HAVE THEM NOT MAKE THAT PRESENTATION.

YOU KNOW, UH, I THINK THERE WAS SOME MISINFORMATION OUT IN THE COMMUNITY.

UH, YOU KNOW, THESE LISTS THAT I IMAGINE ARE, IT'S NOT IT'S, UH, FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE EXTREME DISABILITIES AND ARE TAKEN CARE OF BY THEIR, BY THEIR PARENTS RIGHT NOW, BUT THEY THEY'RE BEEN WORKING WITH THEM.

AND THEIR, UH, HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THESE PEOPLE AND SOME OF THEM ARE CREATIVE PEOPLE AND, AND WE NEED TO START SERVICING THIS POPULATION OF PEOPLE THAT WHEN THEIR PARENTS, THAT THEY BECOME A WARD OF THE STATE.

AND, AND WE'RE JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO KEEP THESE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY, BEING PRODUCTIVE AT THE SAME TIME AND HAVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THAT STAFF MAKE THAT PRESENTATION BEFORE WE GET STARTED ON ANYTHING.

I ABSOLUTELY AGREE WITH THAT.

AND IT'S CLEAR THAT THERE IS A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION AS TO THE, UM, THOSE TWO ITEMS. AND I AGREE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS WE CAN GET OUT TODAY, INCLUDING HEARING FROM FOLKS THAT MAY BE THAT WE WILL NEED TO POSTPONE THAT.

YEAH.

ANY KIND OF ACTION TO ALLOW THAT INFORMATION TO BE OBSERVED AND ANY ADDITIONAL PURPLES IN THAT FABRIC.

OKAY.

WE'RE GOING TO, WE'RE GOING TO GET STUCK.

I HAVE TO SPEAK AND THEN WE'LL LISTEN TO THE SPEAKERS AND THEN WE CAN DECIDE WHAT TO DO.

THAT'LL BE IN THE HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION MEETING THAT WE'LL BE CONVENING, UH, A LITTLE BIT, UH, A LITTLE BIT LATER.

UM, AND I HAVE NOW LOST AMERICAN.

I TRANSFER HIM.

YES.

GO AHEAD, KATIE, CAN YOU HEAR ME GREAT.

SO I'VE LOST TRACK OF, OF A FEW THINGS.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST IF THEY'RE NOT ALREADY PULLED IT, WASN'T CLEAR TO ME WHAT THE END RESULT OF SOME OF THESE CONVERSATIONS WHERE I'D LIKE TO PULL 62.

AND I WAS STARTING TO SAY, I HAD SIR RELATED AN AMENDMENT TO MY AMENDMENT AND I WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT YOURS TO SEE WHAT CHANGES MIGHT BE NECESSARY, BUT I DO HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR STAFF ABOUT SOME OTHER.

SO I DO NEED TO TALK ABOUT THAT ISSUE.

I'M 18.

I KNOW, I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR PULLED 95 FOR AFTER EXECUTIVE SESSION.

I HAVE 10 THAT I'D LIKE TO OFFER TO, TO 1848 AND 95.

AND SO IF WE COULD TAKE THOSE ALL THREE TOGETHER, UNLESS THERE'S, UNLESS THAT PULLS STAFF INTO THE CONVERSATION AND MAKES THEM WAIT FOR HOURS WHO WOULDN'T OTHERWISE HAVE TO PACE, UM, WE CAN KNOCK OUT 18 AND 48 PROBABLY, BUT IF IT, IF IT DOESN'T CAUSE US STAFF, CAUSE SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, ATTENDING THE MEETING WHO WOULDN'T OTHERWISE, I'D LIKE TO TAKE THOSE THREE UP TOGETHER.

UM, I HAVE A QUICK DISCUSSION.

I WANT TO HAVE ABOUT FOUR.

SO I'D LIKE TO PULL THAT.

UM, SO KATHY, I DIDN'T HAVE A LAST ONE.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

I'LL BE QUICK.

UM, 17, DID THAT GET WHAT'S PULLED SO FAR IS 12, 1754 AND 62.

UH, AND UM, 95.

AND THEN YOU ALSO WANTED TO PULL, WHAT DID YOU SAY? UH, 18 AND 48.

OKAY.

YEAH, 18 AND 48.

AGAIN, A STAFF WOULD LET ME KNOW IF THAT PULLS SOMEBODY IN, WHO WOULD OTHERWISE BE ABLE TO GO BACK TO THEIR REGULAR WORKDAY.

UM, AND THEN I CAN JUST READ THE DIRECTION ABOUT THOSE AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT LATER.

54 I HAD SAID, UM, 17 WAS 17.

YES, 12, 17, UH, EIGHT, 18 AND 48, UNLESS STAFF LETS US KNOW, OTHERWISE IT BE BETTER TO HANDLE THEM EARLIER.

ALSO 54, 62 AND 95.

RIGHT.

AND 67, WE'RE TAKING UP LATER AS PART OF THE PUBLIC HEARINGS.

I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO COUNCIL MEMBER ALICE, THANK YOU FOR CALLING OUR ATTENTION TO INFORMATION ON THE MESSAGE BOARD.

I HAVEN'T HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THAT AND WASN'T AWARE THAT THE ROSA ANY, SO THANK YOU.

I'LL, I'LL TAKE A LOOK.

UM, I HAD, I HAD INTENDED TO SUBMIT, AND I THINK I INDICATED THIS ON TUESDAY, SOME QUESTIONS, UM, RELATED TO 67 AND DID NOT GET THEM IN TO THE QUESTION ANSWER IN TIME.

AND SO WHAT, WE CAN CERTAINLY TALK ABOUT THEM TODAY, BUT I HAD SOME QUESTIONS AND THEN AN AMENDMENT THAT BUILT ON THOSE QUESTIONS.

AND SO I WOULD JUST ASK, ARE MY COUNCIL

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COLLEAGUES, IF YOU WOULD CONSIDER POSTPONING 67 TO 10 OTHER APPROPRIATE TIME TO TEN ONE MIGHT, THAT MIGHT BE THE MOST EXPEDIENT WAY TO TAKE CARE OF IT.

THERE'S JUST A LOT GOING ON ON THIS AGENDA.

AND I THINK THAT ONE REQUIRES JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE, A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME.

HOW DOES HAVING URGED SPEED FOR THE YEAR OR SO THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS ON NOW? YES.

ASK HIM IF WE COULD JUST TAKE A COUPLE MORE WEEKS ON THAT ONE 67 THOUGH.

NOT 12.

AND I THINK THAT'S IT CALL IT 67 IS NOT PART OF THE CONSENT AGENDA, RIGHT? YEAH.

I WAS JUST MENTIONING IT BECAUSE 12 WAS, AND I KNOW IT WAS THING TAKEN UP LATER, BUT I JUST WANTED PEOPLE TO BE THINKING ABOUT WHETHER THAT'S, THAT COULD SUPPORT UNDERSTAND.

OKAY.

UH, AND AGAIN, I CAN'T SEE THE SCREEN DECEMBER BEFORE WE GO TO THE SPEAKERS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

I WANTED TO SPEAK BRIEFLY ON 34.

YOU WANT TO WAIT TILL AFTER THE SPEAKERS SPEAK? SURE.

I CAN DO THAT.

AND COUNCIL HAS THEIR HAND UP.

THAT'S WHERE WE'RE KITCHEN.

WELL, I'M JUST GOING TO HAVE A BRIEF COMMENT ON ONE OH SEVEN.

I THINK IT CAN STAY CONSISTENT, BUT SO IT'S JUST A HEADS UP ON THAT ONE.

SOUNDS GOOD.

I'LL CALL YOU.

OKAY.

CAN WE HAVE THE POET SPEAKERS? LET'S GO THEN TO THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS AS A CLERK HERE, UH, THE COUNSELOR FOR HARPER, MADISON CASAR HAVE THEIR NAMES.

THANK YOU.

AND AGAIN, I CAN'T SEE.

SO SPEAK UP.

COUNCIL MEMBER, HOPPER, MADISON, AND THEN COUNCIL MEMBER.

SORRY, I APOLOGIZE.

I WAS SAYING, I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO THE CONSENT AGENDA, BUT HAPPY TO WAIT TILL AFTER SPEAK.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I WANTED TO NOTE FOR PEOPLE, A SMALL AMENDMENT ON THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA, UM, THAT WE POSTED A MESSAGE BOARD YELLOW COPY SHOULD GET TO Y'ALL RELATED TO, UH, TO MAINTAINING THE SYSTEM OF REGULATING OUR PLUMBING AND KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE THAT WAY.

AND THEN THE, UH, PROBABLY HERE IN FIVE MINUTES OR SO WE'LL POST OUT ON MAKING REALLY CLEAR WHAT THE, UH, CITY STANDARDS ARE FOR WORKERS ONTO THE KINDS OF PROJECTS LIKE THE, UM, LIKE THE PROPOSED CONVENTION CENTER, UH, EXPANSION OF PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

UH, SINCE IN THE PAST, IT WAS OUR CONVERSATION WAS ABOUT A CONVENTION CENTER, BUT NOW THAT THERE IS OFFICE AND HOTEL ASSOCIATED WITH IT, UH, JUST MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE, UM, UH, EXTENDING OUR WORKER PROTECTIONS AND, AND, UH, AN ANTI-LABOR DESTRUCTION RULES TO THE CUSTODIAL AND HOTEL STAFF ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE DEVELOPMENTS IF THEY OCCUR.

SO THAT WILL BE, I THINK LAW AND REAL ESTATE ARE LOOKING AT THAT AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE THAT POSTED BY 10 34 MINUTES.

SOUNDS GOOD.

UH, COUNSEL OUR POOL.

AND THEN AFTER WE HEAR SPEAKERS, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT 17 AFTER THE SPEAKERS ARE OPEN, WE COME BACK TO US AND ANYBODY CAN, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ANYTHING.

THAT'S ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THANK YOU.

UM, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE MY AMENDMENTS FOR 17, I HAVE TO MAKE THEM AS AMENDMENTS, BUT THEY WERE POSTED THE MESSAGE BOARD.

I'M NOT ANTICIPATING ANY PROBLEM WITH THEM RELATED TO SCHOOL FINANCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SO THAT I WOULD HATE TO HAVE STAFF HAVE TO STAY FOREVER FOR THAT.

SO LIKE FLAG THAT FOR LATER.

WE'LL SAY WE CAN TAKE THAT ONE UP.

I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING CONTROVERSY, ANY DISCUSSION.

ALL RIGHT.

UM,

[Public Comment]

DO WE WANT TO, LET'S GO AHEAD AND CALL THE SPEAKERS TWO MINUTES.

EACH THESE ARE SPEAKERS SPEAKING ON ANYTHING ON THE COUNCIL AGENDA TODAY, OTHER THAN SEWN IN CASES AND THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION.

THOSE TWO THINGS WILL BE CALLED LATER IN THE DAY.

OKAY.

SO MAYOR FOR I'M SORRY, SPEAKERS IN QUEUE.

IF YOU HAVE YET PRESS ZERO, PLEASE DO SO NOW, UM, MAYOR, WE ALSO HAD A SPANISH SPEAKER, BUT SHE ENDED UP HANGING UP.

SO SHE'S LISTENING.

UM, IF SHE CAN CALL BACK, JUST SETTLE A FENCE.

WE'RE READY FOR YOU.

UM, THE FIRST SPEAKER WILL BE VICTORIA, GET RATTLED, VICTORIA, PLEASE BE SURE TO UNMUTE.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

GO AHEAD.

GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS VICTORIA .

I'M A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT TWO AND I'M CALLING TO URGE COUNCIL TO APPROVE ITEMS 26 AND 62.

I

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AM IN THE PRIVILEGED POSITION TO BE ABLE TO WORK FROM HOME WITH MY SON DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BUT TOO MANY FAMILIES THAT OFTEN ARE NOT AS PRIVILEGED.

50% OF CHILDCARE CENTERS HAVE CLOSED LEAVING MANY FAMILIES HAVING TO MAKE THE DIFFICULT CHOICE BETWEEN WORKING AND THE SAFETY OF THEIR CHILDREN.

I'M A RECRUITER HERE IN AUSTIN AND THREE WOMEN THAT I EMPLOY WERE COMPELLED TO QUIT THEIR JOB LAST WEEK, DUE TO A LACK OF AVAILABILITY OF CHILDCARE IN THE AUSTIN AREA AS A COMMUNITY AND AS A CITY, WE MUST SUPPORT FAMILY'S ABILITY TO ACCESS STABLE AND NURTURING CHILDCARE RESEARCH SHOWS THAT ACCESS TO QUALITY CHILDCARE DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING CAN DRAMATICALLY REDUCE ANY QUALITIES FOR CHILDREN WHO GROW UP, LIVING IN POVERTY.

THE FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY SUPPORT ECONOMIC STABILITY OF OUR FAMILIES AND THE HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN'S APPRISED US OF THEIR POTENTIAL AND A ROAD IDEAL OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL QUALITY CHILDCARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE INVESTMENTS OUR COMMUNITY CAN MAKE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, AND I HOPE THAT YOU WOULD VOTE TO ADOPT ITEM 26 AND 62 AND INVEST IN OUR COMMUNITIES FUTURE.

THANK YOU, MICHELLE.

MAHIA MICHELLE.

BE SURE TO UNMUTE.

OKAY, I'M HERE.

SORRY.

I AM.

UM, I'M A NEEDED NOW.

UM, GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS MICHELLE MONAGHAN.

I'M THE EARLY CHILDHOOD ORGANIZER FOR GO AUSTIN, VAMOS AUSTIN.

I AM ALSO A MOTHER AND A PERSON WHO HAS STRUGGLED TO AFFORD, UH, IN THE PAST TO PAY FOR, UM, QUALITY CHILDCARE.

UM, I ASKED YOU TO VOTE YES, TO ITEM 26, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A 12 MONTH HELPING HUMAN SERVICES CONTRACT WITH CHILD INC, TO FUND AND ADMINISTER THE EARLY HEADSTART CHILDCARE PROGRAM.

UM, ALSO TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT OF ITEM 62, WHICH DIRECTS CITY MANAGER CRUNK TO EXPLORE AND IDENTIFY FUNDING OPTIONS, TO SUPPORT THE MULTIPLE HONORABLE INSTITUTIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY, INCLUDING AND ESPECIALLY CHILDCARE.

UM, I SEE THIS AS A FIRST STEP IN SUPPORTING, UM, THIS ESSENTIAL, UM, SECTOR OF OUR COMMUNITY AND HOPING THAT THIS IS, UH, SOMETHING THAT WILL, UH, BE MORE, UM, PART OF THE MAINSTREAM COMMERCE CONVERSATION AT CITY COUNCIL REALLY PRIORITIZING OUR FAMILIES AND OUR YOUNG CHILDREN.

THANK YOU, PAUL GOOD MORNING.

MAYOR MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

THIS IS PAUL KUDURO SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE APARTMENT ASSOCIATION, THEIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE 1,735 PROPERTIES.

AND OVER 1000 RENTAL HOUSING PROVIDERS WHO OWN MANAGE AND OPERATE 260,000 RENTAL HOMES IN THE GREATER AUSTIN AREA.

PLEASE KNOW, BEFORE WE BEGIN THAT WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED PUBLIC SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP DURING THIS TIMES.

AND WE ALSO UNDERSTAND THE REASONS BEHIND YOUR DESIRE TO FURTHER EXTEND THE 60 DAY NOTICE OF PROPOSED EVICTION, WHICH IS ITEM NUMBER ONE OH SIX.

NOW I KNOW THAT THIS ITEM IS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AND I HATE TO BOG DOWN THE MEETING, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU KNOW, THAT THIS ORGAN HAS CAUSED CONFUSION, DESTABILIZE APARTMENT KEY OPERATIONS, AND UNFORTUNATELY HAS PROVIDED RESIDENTS NOT IMPACTED BY TOBY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION.

THAT'S WHY WE WOULD JUST LET WE REQUEST THAT THIS ORDINANCE JUST EXPIRE AT THE END OF THE MONTH AS IT'S ORIGINALLY WRITTEN OR AS IT'S WRITTEN NOW, YOU KNOW, IT WAS, UH, ORIGINALLY, UH, PUTTING PLACE BECAUSE, UH, BEFORE THERE WAS ANY FEDERAL, UH, TERRORIST ACT AND BEFORE ANY LOCAL EMERGENCY RENTAL RELIEF WAS AVAILABLE, UH, THEN IT WAS EXTENDED BECAUSE THE CARES ACT DIDN'T COVER ALL PROPERTIES, BUT NOW THERE'S $13 MILLION IN DIRECT RENTAL SYSTEMS FOR AUSTINITES AND THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, UH, ANNOUNCING THE EVICTION MORATORIUM ON SEPTEMBER 4TH TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID THAT COVERS ALL PROPERTIES THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST.

NOW, ALTHOUGH NOT PERFECT.

THE CDC EVICTION MORATORIUM APPLIES PFIZER RESIDENTS WHO DECLARE THEMSELVES IMPACTED BY COVID.

AND AT THIS ASPECT OF THE RULE ALLOWS THE PROPERTY OWNERS TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE THEIR PROPERTY.

THE 60 DAY ORDINANCE DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME, UH, ASPECT, UH, JUST A FEW FINAL POINTS TO, UH, TO, UH, STATE THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO NOTE, IF YOU EXTEND THE SIX DAY NOTICE, THESE NOTICES WILL CONTINUE TO BE ISSUED EVEN TO THOSE WHO DECLARED THEMSELVES IMPACTED KOBE UNDER THE CDC RULES BECAUSE OF THE CORKY LEGAL REASONS TO DO SO, WHICH WHICH WILL CAUSE.

SO WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND LOOK FORWARD TO MAYBE A CONTINUING DISCUSSION ON THIS ORDINANCE IN THE WEEKS AHEAD.

THANK YOU, LINDSEY.

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HELLO.

GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS LINDSEY HAYNES AND I'M THE OWNER OF METRIC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT.

WE MANAGE 48 APARTMENTS IN AUSTIN.

I SPEND NO LESS THAN 25% OF MY TIME HELPING MY RESIDENTS WITH RENTAL APPLICATIONS AND GLADLY.

SO THOSE THAT APPLY HAVE MOSTLY BEEN ACCEPTED.

ONE OF MY RESIDENTS TO 60 YEAR OLD HOME HEALTHCARE WORKER TOLD ME THAT SHE WAS TOO FAR BEHIND HIM, PROBABLY JUST GOING TO MOVE.

I SAID, NO, WE'RE GOING TO TRY AND FIGURE THIS OUT TOGETHER.

AND I GOT TO WORK HELPING HER FIND RENTAL ASSISTANCE, WHICH HOUSING HAVING PROVIDERS DON'T WANT TO EVICT RESIDENTS.

THE GUIDANCE FROM THE APARTMENT ASSOCIATION TO OUR MEMBERSHIP WAS TO WAIVE LATE FEES, OFFER PAYMENT PLANS AND TRY AND HELP OUR RESIDENTS HOWEVER POSSIBLE.

AND WE HAVE REMEMBER THAT RENTAL HOUSING PROVIDERS COME IN MANY SHAPES AND SIZES.

FOR INSTANCE, THE VETERAN THAT I SOLD MY DUPLEX TO ON NORTHEAST DRIVE, HE WAS THE LOW OFFER OUT OF FOUR, BUT HIS DOCTOR CAME WITH A HEARTWARMING LETTER EXPLAINING THAT HE WAS A VETERAN WHO WAS STARTING A FAMILY.

HE HAS A LANDLORD NOW, AND HE CANNOT COVER HIS MORTGAGE BECAUSE HIS SINGLE TENANT HASN'T PAID A DIME SINCE MAY AND WON'T APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE.

THE ORDER MEANS THAT THE VETERAN HAS NO RECOURSE, BUT TO KEEP WAITING 60 DAYS WHEN HOUSING PROVIDERS DON'T LOVE THE CDC ORDERS, IT SHOULD'VE COME WITH MORE FEDERAL AID, BUT WE DO RESPECT THAT THERE IS FINALLY ACCOUNTABILITY ON THE TENANT.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE FOOD, YOU KNOW, BUT THEY'LL WALK INTO HEB AND TAKE WHAT YOU NEED.

YOU CAN GO TO THE FOOD BANK AND I BET YOU COULD EVEN ASK GB FOR HELP, BUT YOU DON'T GET TO TAKE FROM A BUSINESS.

IF YOU CAN'T PAY YOUR RENT, YOU HAVE TO ASK YOUR RENTAL HOUSING PROVIDER FOR HELP.

YOU HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE FINANCIAL IMPACTS.

YOU HAVE TO APPLY FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

YOU DON'T GET TO EXPECT NO RENT AND NO EFFORT.

AND THEN NO RECOURSE.

I'M VERY CONCERNED THAT MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WILL FEEL NO OBLIGATION TO PAY THEIR RENT.

IF THERE IS ZERO RECOURSE, I'M HELPING 20% OF MY RESIDENTS, BUT PAYMENT PLAN.

AND THEN THERE'S ANOTHER 20% THAT ARE PAYING A PENNY AND WON'T EVEN TALK TO ME OR APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE BECAUSE THE CURRENT RULES ALLOW THEM TO, HOW DO I POSSIBLY CONTINUE TO HELP THOSE THAT ARE DOING THEIR VERY BEST WHEN THE PROPERTY RUNS OUT OF MONEY, BECAUSE OF THOSE THAT AREN'T EVEN TRYING TO HAVE, YOU ARE WINNERS.

SO CONSIDER WHO IS GOING TO PAY THE MAINTENANCE PEOPLE.

WHEN RENTAL HOUSING PROVIDERS RUN OUT OF MONEY ON THE PRICE, WHICH MEANS WHEN THEY SELL, THEY WILL SELL FOR A HIGHER PRICE SET, KEN RIDDLE.

OKAY, GOOD MORNING.

COUNSEL, KEN RIDDLE WITH PUBLIC CONSULTING GROUP AND OUR ITEM IS NUMBER 49 AND IT WAS JUST GOING TO BE AVAILABLE IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS THAT ITEM OR LOOKING FORWARD TO CONDUCTING THE DISPATCH EQUITY AND VISITATION EFFICIENCY STUDY FOR THE CITY.

AND WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT HOWARD MOORE.

YES.

MY NAME IS HOWARD MOORE.

I GO BY DENNY MOORE.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

UM, I JUST REALLY HAVE A QUESTION, UM, ABOUT THE FUNDING OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

UM, I'VE BEEN RUNNING ON THE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL FOR A LONG TIME.

I MOVED TO AUSTIN IN 1963.

UH, I WAS RUNNING THIS LAST SATURDAY, UH, AS I WAS RUNNING A COUPLE OF, UH, PLACEMENT ON BICYCLES PAST ME.

UH, AND I LOVE THAT FEELING.

UH, WHEN I FINISHED AND I WAS AT THE STRETCHING ROCK, UH, WENT OVER THERE TO THANK HIM FOR BEING THERE.

AND THEY SAID, WELL, WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE HERE AFTER JANUARY, BUT HE FUNDED.

AND I SAID THAT CAN'T BE TRUE.

I'VE HEARD ON THE MEDIA THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NOT BEING DEFENDED.

UH, SO I GUESS THAT'S MY QUESTION.

I'M, I'M CONFUSED NOW.

UH, SURELY Y'ALL HEARD ABOUT THE ATTEMPTED RATE FALL BY A ARM JOGGER ON THE TRAIL.

YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT SPEEDING BIKES, HITTING JOGGERS, HITTING WOMEN WITH KIDS IN STROLLERS.

UH, WE NEED BIKE POLICEMEN DOWN THERE ON THAT TRAIL.

SO I GUESS MY QUESTION RIGHT NOW, WHAT IS THE TRUTH? WILL THE POLICE BIKE PATROL STILL BE GUARDING THE SAFETY OF THE TAX PAYING CITIZENS OR NOT? AND THAT'S THE END OF MY QUESTION.

HELLO, GO ONTO THE NEXT SPEAKER.

WE'RE NOT POSTED TO TALK ABOUT THAT TODAY.

STEVEN JENNER, I PASS MY OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THANK YOU, SAMUEL FRANCO,

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A GOOD MORNING, SOMEONE WITH AN UNCLE HERE, MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME TODAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

I WOULD FIRST LIKE TO START OFF BY SAYING THAT I APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK AND I PUT THE METAL IN OUR STAFF, BUT THEY'RE CONSULTANTS ABOUT THE CONVENTION CENTER PROJECT.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO SAY THAT I HAVE NO OPINION ON WHETHER THE PROJECT MOVES FORWARD AND GENERALLY SUPPORTING INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT, PARTICULARLY IN ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS.

I'M HERE TODAY TO TALK ABOUT THE PROCESS TODAY, COUNCIL IS VOTING SOUTHWEST EXECUTION AND EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATE AN AGREEMENT WITH OPTIMIST THIRD PARTIES FOR ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A WESTWARD WESTWARD EXPANSION OF THE CONVENTION CENTER SPACE.

WHILE Y'ALL MAY KNOW WHAT'S IN THE AGREEMENT, THE PUBLIC DOES NOT KNOW IS IN THIS AGREEMENT.

AND THAT THAT IS THE CRUX OF MY ISSUE WITH THIS PROCESS.

I UNDERSTAND THE REAL ESTATE EXCEPTION ALLOWS COUNCILS TO NEGOTIATE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

HOWEVER, A PROCUREMENT SUCH AS THEY SHOULD BE MADE PUBLIC, IT SHOULD BE MADE PUBLIC.

THE PROJECT SCOPE, THE MINERAL SPECIFICATIONS AND CONTRACTUAL TERMS. BEFORE YOU EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE, FURTHERMORE, THERE'S BEEN NO COMPETITION TO ENSURE THAT THE FEES OR OTHER PAYMENTS MADE BY THE CITY ARE COMPETITIVE AND BEING PERFORMED BY QUALIFIED PARTIES, WHICH IS SACRED IN ANY PUBLIC PROJECT.

THE COUNCIL INSTEAD IS TRYING TO SOLE SOURCE WHAT EVENTUALLY WILL BE A MULTIBILLION DOLLAR PROJECT TO A COUPLE DEVELOPERS WHO HAPPEN TO OWN LAND, BUT HAVE NOT HAD TO MEET ANY SORT OF MINIMUM PREQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

YOU MADE THIS A REAL ESTATE AGREEMENT BECAUSE YOU WANTED TO BUY THE LAND WEST OF THE CONVENTION CENTER.

HOWEVER, ALL YOU REALLY HAD TO DO TO ACCOMPLISH THE SAME GOAL AND EXPAND WESTWARD WAS GETTING OPTION ON THE LAND AND THEN HOLD A COMPETITION AMONG QUALIFIED INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPERS WITH COMPETING DESIGNS, PROJECT COSTS AND FEES.

THIS LACK OF TRANSPARENCY AND TOTAL DISREGARD FOR STANDARD PROCUREMENT PROCESSES FOR PROJECTS OF THIS MAGNITUDE IS JUST PLAIN WRONG AND IRRESPONSIBLE AT BEST AS A MEMBER OF THIS COMMUNITY, I'M HERE TO SAY, THIS IS NOT RIGHT.

WHAT ELSE DID WE NOT KNOW ABOUT WHAT THE CITY EXPECTS TO GET OR NOT GET FROM THE DEVELOPER IN THIS MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT ARE IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS FOR EVERY CITY PROJECT, SUCH AS WORKING PROTECTIONS FOR VULNERABLE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS INCLUDED OUR SMALL BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS INCLUDED.

WHAT DOES A MINIMUM DEVELOPER COMMITMENT ON UTILIZATION OF MINORITY OWNED FIRMS? WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM COMMUNITY BENEFITS SUCH AS MUSIC VENUES AND CREATIVE SPACES THE DEVELOPER MUST ACHIEVE BESIDES A PARTIALLY COMPLETE CONVENTION CENTER, HAS THE DEVELOPER EVEN CONCERNED THAT THIS WESTWOOD EXPANSION WORKS WITH THE PROJECT CONNECT AND THE UNDERGROUND DOWNTOWN TRENTON CENTER THAT APPEAR TO BE IN THE SAME EXACT LOCATION BEFORE YOU PAID HIM 3.6 $0.3 MILLION.

BUT THE PUBLIC DOES KNOW FOR CERTAIN IS THAT IF YOU MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS TODAY, YOU WILL GREENLIGHT TO PURCHASE LAND WAS TO BE CONVICTED, WHICH HAS ALREADY SOME OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE STRATEGIC OUTCOMES FOR THE CITY OF BOSTON IS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AT AFFORDABILITY.

I ASK YOU MAYOR AND COUNCIL ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT BEING MADE PUBLIC.

NO ONE KNOWS NEXT UP IS I BELIEVE WE WERE ABLE TO CONNECT WITH RECONNECT WITH THE SPANISH SPEAKERS.

SO IF THE INTERPRETER CAN GET READY, YES.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WELL SHE HUNG UP.

WE'LL KEEP TRYING.

NO PROBLEM.

NEXT SPEAKER IS CARLOS LAYING ON FIRST AND FOREMOST FOR LETTING ME SPEAK TO ITEM 17 TO HER BACKUP EXHIBIT A MAYOR AND COUNCIL CLAIM TO SUPPORT PROTECTING AUSTIN RESIDENTS, WHITES, TO WORK WITH CITY GOVERNMENT, TO ENFORCE ORDINANCES, ADDRESSING OUR SAFETY AND PUBLIC WELFARE, INCLUDING INVESTIGATIONS, TRANSPARENCY, AND REPORTING OF MISCONDUCT AND COMPLAINTS.

THEREFORE SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 WITH THE CITY AUDITOR, I FILED A NEW REQUEST TO INVESTIGATE CAP, METRO SECURITY GUARD, LANI HORNSBY SUPERVISOR, ROBERT LEWIS, SECURITY HEAD BLAIR SPIKES AND PUBLIC INFORMATION COORDINATOR.

JACOB LABORDI FOR ALLEGEDLY CONSPIRING TO TAMPER WITH GOVERNMENTAL RECORDS TO DEFRAUD AND HARM ABUSING THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES TO COMMIT OFFICIAL OPPRESSION, TO PROTECT INSTEAD OF PUNISH HORNSBY FOR TRYING TO ILLEGALLY DENY ENTRANCE TO THE CAP METRO TRANSIT STORE DURING OPEN BUSINESS HOURS, JULY, 2020 20 TO ILLEGALLY STOP AND RETALIATE AGAINST LEGAL WHISTLEBLOWING, US CAT, METRO BUS DRIVERS, VIOLATING RULES AND OR CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

MY BOARD IS AUGUST 28 LETTER WITH FINALIZED REPORT BY HORNSBY SIGNED OFF BY LOUIS ARE FULL OF FALSE MISLEADING AND OR INCOMPLETE STATEMENTS AND INFORMATION TO TRY CREATING EX POST FACTO A FALSE OPPOSITE ANTI REALITY TO GASLIGHT ATTORNEY GENERAL, PAXTON, THEREFORE HORNSBY LEWIS AND LABORDA ALLEGEDLY ARE PATHOLOGICAL LIARS AND CRIMINALS WHO SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY FIRED AND PROSECUTED THREATENING OUR PUBLIC SAFETY VIOLATING CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

THEREFORE PUNISH CAP METRO BY VOTING

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NO ON PROJECT CONNECT TO NOT RAISE PROPERTY TAXES, TO NOT GIVE CAP METRO $7 BILLION IN NOVEMBER.

TAKE MONEY FROM CAP METRO AND GIVE IT TO LAW ABIDING PROGRAMS, MAKING OUR NEIGHBORHOODS SAFER BECAUSE ALL LIVES MATTER.

TRUMP 2020 HERE.

COULD I JUST INTERJECT HERE THAT I FEEL LIKE IT IS AGAINST OUR CIVIL DISCOURSE AND CIVIC DECORUM FOR ANYONE TO CALL ANYONE ELSE IN THE WIRE, EVEN THOUGH THIS IS CITIZENS COMMUNICATION, I WANT TO REGISTER MY DISAPPROVAL FROM CITIZENS.

THANKS, JENNIFER HICKS.

THAT'S WHAT I TOLD HER.

I SAID, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND PLEASE GO TO THE NEXT SPEAKER, JENNIFER.

HI, JENNIFER.

SORRY, GO AHEAD.

GREAT.

AND THIS IS JENNIFER HICKS WITH TRUE CASA CONSULTING.

I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF ASPERO AUSTIN AT RUTLAND, UM, ITEM NUMBER 68, UM, ON BEHALF OF CARE COSTS OF AUSTIN AND THE CNO GROUP.

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BE PARTNERING WITH THE CITY OF BOSTON AND THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION TO CREATE 171 UNITS OF DEEPLY SUPPORTED AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT A TIME WHEN IT'S SO CRITICALLY NEEDED IN OUR CITY.

OUR TEAM IS ALREADY IN DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT AND A FINANCING PLAN WITH 4% CREDIT TAX CREDIT AND PRIVATE ACTIVITY.

BONDS IS UNDERWAY.

UM, JUST WANTED TO EXPRESS HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE FOR THE CITY SUPPORT.

AND WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BUILD THE CAPACITY OF, UM, AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS AND GET MORE UNITS ON THE GROUND.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE MYSELF AVAILABLE TO MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS IF THEY HAD ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS AGENDA ITEM.

THANK YOU, KATE HOWARD.

HI, MY NAME'S KATE HOWARD AND THE MUSICIANS SAVERS ITEMS 62.

AND AGAIN, I'M AUSTIN PROVIDES THE TRUST FOR LIFE, NOT JUST LOCALLY, BUT THE ROLE DOVER, IF SMALL INDEPENDENT MUSIC VENUES HAVE OFTEN FALL BY THE WAYSIDE AND MUSICIANS WILL NO LONGER HAVE WORKPLACES THAT WILL WORK WITH THE WORLD OVER AS A RESULT.

WE'LL BE DEFINITELY WHEN USING THOSE TO BE FOLDED AND WHAT FUNDING CAN COME FROM THE $200 MILLION AND THOSE THINGS TO THE GRACE AND GENEROSITY OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TO KEEP SMELLING MUSIC THINGS ALONG.

THANK YOU, JULIET MYLANTA.

GOOD MORNING.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, GO AHEAD.

HI, MY NAME IS JULIE MYLANTA AND I'M A MUSICIAN SINGER SONGWRITER.

I LIVE IN DISTRICT NUMBER TWO, UH, IN GOOD MORNING MAYOR AND GOOD MORNING, UM, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL.

I AM HERE TO SUPPORT THE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 62 TO HELP, UM, MUSIC VENUES AND ARTS VENUES.

UM, I, UH, AM ITALIAN.

I'M FROM FLORENCE, ITALY, AND I MOVED TO AUSTIN EIGHT YEARS AGO AND I BECAME A MEMBER OF THIS COMMUNITY PERFORMING AND PLAYING AND SUPPORTING HIM AND SIMS AND, AND RECORDING, MAKING RECORDS AND ALL OF THAT.

AND, UM, I WANT TO TESTIFY IN FAVOR OF A RESOLUTION 62.

AND I WANT TO SAY, AUSTIN IS AN AMAZING PLACE IN THE WORLD.

SOMEONE LIKE ME LEFT FLORENCE, ITALY, WHICH IS ARGUABLY ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING CITIES IN THE WORLD BECAUSE OF THE VITALITY AND CREATIVE ENERGY OF THIS CITY.

AND WHEN I SEE PLACES LIKE THREADGILL'S AND SHADY GROVE AND ONE TO ONE DISAPPEAR, THIS BREAKS MY HEART AND ALSO WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN AND IN WAR.

AND IT'S GONNA ALSO IMPACT OF COURSE, TOURISM AND REVENUE FOR THE CITY.

SO I'M HERE TO SAY, I KNOW THAT A GOOD WORK OFTEN HAS PROPOSED, UM, THE CREATION OF A $75 MILLION SONG OF GRANTS AND LOANS FOR LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESSES.

AND SO I'M HERE TO PLEASE, UH, STRONGLY REQUEST THE COUNCIL APPROVED A RESOLUTION 62 AND SUPPORT GOOD AUSTIN, GOOD WORK AUSTIN'S PROPOSAL FOR THE CREATION OF THE $75 MILLION FUND

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TO INCREASE THE CHANCE OF THIS MUSIC COMMUNITY SURVIVAL OFTEN WILL NEVER BE THE SAME UNLESS, UH, UNLESS THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL.

AND YOU MAY, YOUR ADLER SUPPORT THE LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES AND MUSIC VENUES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, NIKKI, AS I KNOW, SO GOOD MORNING, MY NAME IS NIKIA.

I'M A WORKING SESSION AND THE FOUNDING PRESIDENT OF AUSTIN, TEXAS MUSICIANS, AND A RESIDENT OF WINDSOR PARK IN DISTRICT ONE, I'M HERE TODAY TO STRONGLY URGE COUNCIL TO INCLUDE EXPLICIT LANGUAGE IN ITEM 62, THAT CREATES A DEDICATED LIVE MUSIC VENUE PRESERVATION.

OUR CINDY'S MARKETING DEPARTMENT HAS NO PROBLEM.

REPEATING AUSTIN IS THE LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

SO WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR OUR CITY COUNCIL TO PUT IN WRITING AND SENDING A STAFF, A RESOLUTION THAT CREATES A DEDICATED FUND FOR THE VERY BUSINESSES THAT MADE THAT SLOGAN POSSIBLE AND EMPLOY THOUSANDS OF MUSICIANS, HOSPITALITY, AND PRODUCTION STAFF.

THREADGILL THEIR TUTOR, SHADY GROVE.

I COULD SPEND MY ENTIRE 10 MINUTES LISTING THE BINIONS THAT HAVE ALREADY CLOSED OR MUSICIANS WHO ARE FORCED OUT OF THE CITY.

SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, YOU HAVE THE DATA, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S COMING GET TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

WHAT AUSTIN MUSIC HAS GIVEN SOME PROMISE AND HOPE WITH AN ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION COUNSEL, WATER, SIT DOWN.

IT WON'T TAKE DECISIVE ACTION TO HELP SAVE OUR STAGES.

INSTEAD, THE NEWS AND MUSICIANS ARE LUMPED IN WITH OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES AND FORCED TO JUMP THROUGH HOOPS FOR WHAT TO TAKE A CHANCE ON A LOTTERY IT'S WRONG.

AND IT SHAMEFUL OFTEN ISN'T THE SMALL BUSINESS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

OTHER BUSINESSES AREN'T DRIVING BILLIONS OF TOURISM DOLLARS TO THE CITY'S BANK ACCOUNT.

IT WASN'T JUST ANY SMALL BUSINESSES THAT MADE AUSTIN A BEACON TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.

IT WAS THE MUSICIANS CREATING MUSIC IN LIVE MUSIC VENUES THAT SENT THAT SIGNAL OUT.

BUT THAT SIGNAL IS DYING.

ART MUSIC VENUES ARE OUT OF TIME.

PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING, CREATE A DEDICATED LIVE MUSIC VENUE, PRESENTATION FUNDS.

NOW TO MAKE SURE THOSE THINGS HAVE MEANT THAT HAVE MANAGED TO HANG ON FOR THIS LONG, STILL HAVE A CHANCE.

HE'S JUST HE PLACES TO WHEN THE LIGHTS COME BACK ON AND TO SEND THAT SIGNAL BACK OUT TO THE WORLD, AUSTIN MUSIC COMMUNITY IS WATCHING, AND WE WILL REMEMBER WHEN IT'S TIME TO VOTE.

THANK YOU.

CLEANER WALLACE.

GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS TAYLOR WALLACE, REGAL RESIDENT OF DISTRICT NINE.

AND TODAY I'M SPEAKING ON ITEM 62 AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN AND ADVOCATE FOR AUSTIN'S MUSIC SCENE.

IT IS HORRIFIC HOW POORLY OUR CITY HAS RESPONDED TO THE COVID CRISIS SPECIFICALLY REGARDING AUSTIN'S MUSIC VENUES AND THE PEOPLE WHO PERFORM WORK AND RUN THEM, THEN USE THEIR CLOSING IN DROVES AND OUR MUSICIANS, BOOKERS BARTENDERS MANAGERS ARE STRUGGLING TO PAY DEALS.

THEY'RE DEALING WITH IDENTITY CRISIS AND THEIR PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, AND MENTAL HEALTH ARE REALLY SUFFERING.

AS A RESULT, YOU ARE AWARE OF HOW DISPROPORTIONATELY COBIT AFFECTS MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES, PARTICULARLY BLACK COMMUNITIES.

SO ADVISE MUSIC ONTO THAT.

AND THE PICTURE IS ABJECT DESOLATION EVERY DAY.

I SEE AND HEAR THESE PEOPLE TALK ABOUT HOW THEY'RE STRUGGLING TO JUST SURVIVE PAPER, PRESCRIPTIONS, AND HAVE ACCESSES TO THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO NOT ONLY STAY HEALTHY, BUT NOT DIE.

SPEAKING OF THE SERVICE INDUSTRY DUE TO THE LACK OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT, THEY'RE BEING FORCED TO GO TO WORK IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE PEOPLE ARE PACKED IN AND PATRONS DON'T WORK MASKS BECAUSE APPARENTLY COVID DOESN'T EXIST ANYMORE.

ONCE YOU SIT DOWN AT A TABLE, EXACERBATING THE ISSUE AND REINFORCING THE MESSAGE BEING SENT BY OUR CITY, THAT WE DON'T CARE.

IF YOU DIE.

I IMPLORE CITY COUNCIL TO SUPPORT ITEM 62 AND CREATE A DEDICATED MUSIC.

THEN YOU PRESERVATION FUNDS AND OTHER DEDICATED FUNDS FOR BLACK, LATIN X AND AAPI MUSICIAN.

AND THEN YOU FIND NOT THROUGH THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU.

THERE IS NO LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL WITHOUT MUSIC VENUES AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE THEY'RE WITHIN.

THANK YOU, MARS CHAPMAN, GOOD DAY, MAYOR ADLER, MAYOR POACH, HIM GARZA AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS MAURICE CHAPMAN.

I LIVE IN COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON'S DISTRICT ONE.

I'M AN OWNER AT CASEY'S NEW ORLEANS SNOWBALLS LOCATED NEAR 51ST STREET AND AIRPORT BOULEVARD AND COUNCIL MEMBER ELBOWS, DISTRICT NINE.

WE WERE ALSO CLOSE TO COUNCIL MEMBER CASAREZ DISTRICT FOUR.

I AM HERE TO SUPPORT THE APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION THAT DIRECTS THE CITY MANAGER TO EXPLORE AND IDENTIFY WAYS TO SUPPORT AND TO INCREASE THE SURVIVABILITY OF BUSINESSES.

AND AUSTIN'S HARDEST HIT SECTORS, INCLUDING CHILDCARE, MUSIC AND ARTS VENUES, AND SPECIFICALLY RESTAURANTS

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AND BARS CASEY'S HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR 24 YEARS.

WE ARE PROBABLY A LOCAL AND INDEPENDENTLY OWNED BUSINESS.

WE'VE OPERATED IN AN ONLINE ORDERING ONLY MODEL SINCE EARLY MAY.

OUR SALES ARE DOWN 55% COMPARED WITH 2019 DUE TO A COMBINATION OF REDUCED DEMAND, CLOSURES AND MEASURES IN OUR WORKPLACE TO PROVIDE A SAFE AND HEALTHY PLACE FOR ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

WE 14 PEOPLE THIS YEAR.

NORMALLY WE WOULD HAVE EMPLOYED 25.

I AM PROUD THAT MOST OF OUR STAFF ARE HIGH SCHOOLERS FROM MCCALLUM AND NORTHEAST EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOLS.

I AM PROUD TO BE A FIRST EMPLOYER FOR AUSTIN'S YOUTH.

I ROUTINELY HEAR FROM CUSTOMERS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN COMING TO US SINCE THEY WERE KIDS.

AND NOW THEY COME WITH THEIR OWN FAMILY.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, I ASKED THE GENTLEMEN WHO WAS BEDECKED AND LSU AND NOLA COLORS, HOW THEIR SNOWBALL WAS.

AND THEY SAID, THIS ISN'T A SNOWBALL.

I CAME TO AUSTIN AFTER KATRINA, AND THIS IS THE CHEAPEST TICKET HOME.

AND IT TAKES ME RIGHT BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD.

CASEY'S IS AN AUSTIN INSTITUTION AND A SHODDY LITTLE WOOD BUILDING AND THE CHANGING NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND BECAUSE OF THE FISCAL STRAIN OF COVID-19, WE ARE IN DANGER OF DISAPPEARING.

GOOD WORK.

AUSTIN HAS PROPOSED THE CREATION OF A $75 MILLION FUND AND GRANTS AND LOANS FOR LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESSES WITHOUT THIS LEVEL OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR OUR HOT, HARDEST HIT SECTORS AUSTIN'S CULTURE, THE BRAND OF COOL WE'RE FAMOUS FOR WILL EVAPORATE.

I STRONGLY REQUEST THE COUNCIL APPROVE RESOLUTION 62 AND SUPPORT GOOD WORK AUSTIN'S PROPOSAL.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE SPEAKERS IN QUEUE.

IF YOU HAVE NOT PRESSED ZERO, PLEASE DO SO NOW.

THANK YOU, JACK CRUZ.

GOOD MORNING MEMBERS.

THANK YOU FOR TIME TO SPEAK HERE.

AND I HOPE THIS MESSAGE HITS YOU ON THE HEART A LITTLE BIT.

UH, I KNOW YOU ALL WITH YOUR COMMUNITY ON THE DISTRICT ONE.

I GREW UP HERE IN AUSTIN WHEN MASONITE'S, UH, BORN AND RAISED AND I'VE SEEN THE CITY TURN INTO WHAT IT WAS AND TO WHAT IT IS NOW.

AND I'VE SEEN A LOT OF BUSINESSES COME AND GO.

IT'S EXPECTED IN A CITY, BUT I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE ITEM 62.

UM, MAINLY BECAUSE, UH, ONE, THE WIFE AND I ARE INVESTED IN, UH, IN THIS, THIS YEAR IN, UM, BUT SHE'S ALSO A MUSICIAN AND WE'VE BEEN ON THE MUSIC SCENE AND WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF OUR VENUES CLOSED DOWN AND TO BE CALLED THE LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, WHICH A LOT OF OTHER SPEAKERS THAT I'VE SPOKEN ABOUT.

UM, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S TO BE PROUD OF, BUT, UH, YOU CAN'T BE PROUD OF THAT RIGHT NOW.

CAUSE WE'RE SEEING A LOT OF OUR VENUES CLOSED DOWN AND, UH, IT DOES, IT DOES HURT US.

IT HURTS A LITTLE, THE PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE, THE PHYSICIANS, UH, THE COMMUNITY AND THE DOLLARS THAT ARE BROUGHT IN THAT THESE VENUES BRING IT.

AND THAT'S LIKE PEOPLE MOVE TO, THAT'S WHY PEOPLE LOVE AUSTIN AS PART OF LAST.

I DUNNO HOW LONG WERE YOU CAN SEE THAT MONIKER IS A CAPITAL WITHOUT IMPLEMENTING, YOU KNOW, THE DEDICATED MUSIC.

THEN YOU PRESERVATION.

IF YOU GUYS CAN PUT IN PLACE THE MPP FOR THAT, THAT WOULD BE VERY BENEFICIAL FOR ALL THESE BABIES THAT ARE TRYING TO HELP EACH OTHER OUT.

AND THEY ARE, I MEAN, BEING ON OFFENSE SHOWS AND 2080 MONEY TO HELP PEOPLE, WE'RE HELPING OUT MUSICIANS THAT AREN'T ABLE TO DO IT THEMSELVES, THAT THEY'RE STRUGGLING BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE THAT REGULAR INCOME ANYMORE.

THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE TRYING TO STAY UP AND RUNNING AND PEOPLE ARE HELPING EACH OTHER AND IT'S JUST PASSING BACK AND FORTH.

I APPRECIATE YOUR CONSIDERATION IN THIS THAT YOU CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

THANK YOU, ZACH MORGAN MAY REALLY QUICK IF I COULD INTERJECT HERE FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF SPEAKERS, UM, WE ALSO ARE HEARING THAT THE CONTRACTS, UM, THAT WERE INTENDED FOR MORE OUR MUSIC SECTOR, UM, THAT THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU CONTRACT INVOLVEMENT ARE NOT REACHING THE INTENDED RECIPIENTS.

AND SO I THINK MY STAFF HAS PUT A QUESTION TO EDD, STOPPED TO FIND OUT WHO THE RECIPIENT OF THAT FUNDING THAT WE REALIZED ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO AND HAD TO FIND OUT HOW IT WAS CHANGING, UM, RECIPIENTS FOR LUNCH, UM, DIRECTLY DIDN'T GET ANY FUNDS FROM THAT IS THIS IS THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET SOMEONE WAY OUT TO OUR MUSICIANS AND OTHER FANS.

SO CITY MANAGER, I GUESS SHE THOUGHT THAT,

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UM, NOTED, THERE WERE SOME SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AND CONCERNS THAT USE THAT DISTRIBUTION.

HELLO, GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS ZACH MORGAN.

I'M A FULL TIME MUSICIAN IN AUSTIN, LIVING DISTRICT FIVE AFTER GRADUATING FROM UNIVERSITY.

IN 2010, I MOVED TO AUSTIN TO PURSUE A CAREER IN MUSIC.

I WORKED VARIOUS JOBS AND STARTUPS AND MULTIBILLION DOLLAR TECH COMPANIES, SAVING MONEY AND BUILDING MY PERSONAL BRAND AND AUSTIN MUSIC UNTIL I WAS ABLE TO TAKE THE PLUNGE INTO PLAYING MUSIC FULL TIME THOUSAND 15 LAST YEAR, I MADE MORE MONEY THAN I DID WORKING A HIGH PAYING TECH JOB BY PLAYING OVER 200 SHOWS WITH CLOSE TO 30 DIFFERENT BANDS.

I CAN NOT HAVE DONE ANY OF THIS WITHOUT AUSTIN'S MUSIC.

THEN THE REASON I MOVED TO AUSTIN THERE, THE REASON I WAS ABLE TO QUIT MY NINE TO FIVE JOBS AND FULFILL MY DREAM OF PLAYING MUSIC FULL TIME.

THEY'RE THE MEETING PLACES FOR ALL OF MY BEST FRIENDS.

AND THEY'RE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE CITY'S CULTURE.

MY LIFE IN 2020, AS A RESULT OF MY EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC VENUES ALL OVER AUSTIN IN THE LAST DECADE, IF THE CITY OF AUSTIN DOES NOT ACT NOW TO SAVE OUR VENUES AND THE WORLDWIDE APPEAL OF AUSTIN WILL BE DESTROYED AND A LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD WILL BECOME THE ABANDONED MUSIC AND NEW CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

I'M URGING TO SUPPORT ITEM 62 TO CREATE A DEDICATED LIVE MUSIC VENUE PRESERVATION FOR AN END TO SAVE THE LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T HEARD ONE-TO-ONE BAR THREADGILL'S SHADY GROVE, THE NORTH DOOR BARRACUDA PLUSH SCRATCH HOUSE, DIRTY DOG, AND WHO KNOWS WHO WILL BE NEXT.

IF THE CITY WANTS TO CONTINUE TO MARKET ITSELF GLOBALLY BACKS OF MUSICIANS AND MUSIC VENUES, THEN IT'S TIME TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND SAVE OUR VENUES.

THANK YOU, JODI MOSAICA.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR ALLOWING ME TIME TO SPEAK TODAY.

MY NAME IS JODY ZIKA BUSINESS TEAM MANAGER OF BLACKSTAR CO-OP PUB AND BREWERY.

AS BLACKSTAR CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF BEING A COMMUNITY OWNED DEMOCRATICALLY OPERATED COOPERATIVE IN DISTRICT SEVEN.

WE'RE HERE TODAY TO VOICE OUR SUPPORT OF RESOLUTION 62 STEWARDS OF FAIR WORKER TREATMENT, LOCAL SOURCING, SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT.

WE RECOGNIZE THAT CONTINUING TO OPERATE WITHOUT ASSISTANCE WILL HAVE SHORT AND LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES, NOT JUST FOR BLACK STAR, BUT FOR THE CULTURAL INTEGRITY OF OUR SAY JUST THE LAST WEEK ALONE.

WE'VE SEEN BUSINESSES LIKE NORTH DOOR CAP, CITY COMEDY.

I LOVE VIDEO AND MORE MAKE THE HEADLINES BECAUSE THEY'VE CLOSED THEIR DOORS, LOCAL FAVORITES LIKE THREADGILL'S NORTH DART BULL MAGNOLIA CAFE NORTH BY NORTHWEST BLUE, DALIA, AUSTIN, JAVA, ET CETERA, HAVE ALSO CLOSED PERMANENTLY DURING THE SHUTDOWN.

I MENTIONED SO MANY SPECIFIC BUSINESSES BECAUSE I THINK ALL PERSONS PRESENT ON THIS CALL TODAY WOULD BE HARD PRESSED NOT TO BE EMOTIONALLY AFFECTED BY THE SHUTTERING OF AT LEAST ONE OF THESE OFTEN ICONS AS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF GOOD WORK.

OFTEN I SPEAK TO THAT, NOT JUST FOR BLACK STAR, BUT FOR A COMMUNITY OF LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT CONTINUE TO SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER, OUR VALUED WORKERS AND OUR INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE, WE HAVE PLEDGED TO OPEN OUR BUSINESSES SAFELY AND WITH THE UTMOST CARE AND CONCERN FOR OUR STAFF, PATRONS, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BUT WE NEED ASSISTANCE.

IF WE ARE TO CONTINUE OPERATING OUR BUSINESSES SAFELY AND LONGTERM OR ASK IF $75 MILLION IN ASSISTANCE FOR RESTAURANTS, BARS, AND VENUES WILL BE USED TO KEEP OUR INDUSTRY MEMBERS WORKING OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES ALIVE AND THE UNIQUE LAURA, THE CITY OF AUSTIN ITSELF RELEVANT AND THRIVING AUTO BELLY.

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR.

I LEARNED COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS DR.

JOHN ALTOBELLI AND I'M THE VICE PRESIDENT OF LICENSED CHILDCARE AT THE YMC OF BOSTON AND A BOARD MEMBER FOR TEXAS LICENSED CHILDCARE ASSOCIATION.

I'M SPEAKING IN FAVOR OF AGENDA.

ITEM NUMBER 62 CHILDCARE IS THE BACKBONE OF THE ECONOMY.

IT IS A VITAL IS A VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO OUR ECONOMY IN AUSTIN, THE STATE OF TEXAS AND NATIONAL PANDEMIC RECOVERY, THE UNINTENDED DAMAGE DONE BY THE NECESSITY OF SHUTTING DOWN THE CITY AND THEN ALLOWING RETURN OF CHILDCARE UNDER STRICT EXPENSIVE PRECAUTIONARY PRACTICES CONTINUES TO THREATEN THE EXISTENCE OF THE ENTIRE CHILDCARE INDUSTRY.

MEANWHILE, THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO INDIVIDUAL PARENTS IS BACKLOG WITH A WAITING LIST AT TEXAS WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS, NONPROFITS LIKE YMC OF AUSTIN ARE DOING WHAT WE CAN TO PROVIDE WHAT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WE CAN TO FAMILIES IN NEED.

BUT OUR RESOURCES ARE NOW QUICKLY DWINDLING AS THE OWNERS AND PROVIDERS

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OF CHILDCARE IN OUR CITY, CONTINUE TO SUFFER SIGNIFICANT MONTHLY LOSSES DUE TO EXPENSES.

WE ARE UNWILLING TO PASS THAT COST ON TO PARENTS AND ARE UNABLE TO BEAR THE EXPENSE MUCH LONGER.

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