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SHALL WE BEGIN.

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I'D TAKE THAT AS A YES.

WELCOME

[CALL TO ORDER]

TO THE SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 MEETING OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION.

I'LL CALL THE ROLE IS HERE.

OKAY.

SOMEBODY IS MAKING A LOT OF BACKGROUND NOISE.

UM, THAT VILLAIN SWALE IS NOT GOING TO BE WITH US, UH, WITH FEATHERSTON BEN-HAIM SETH BEN.

BEN.

BEN IS HERE.

MATTHEW IS HERE.

KEVIN COOK KELLY LITTLE HERE.

TREY MCWHORTER HERE.

TERRY MYERS HERE, ALEX POPOVA VASILIY.

YOU WILL NOT BE WITH US TONIGHT AND BLAKE, TILL THAT THEY LIKE IS HERE.

OKAY.

UM, FIRST OFF, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TWO PRESENTATIONS AND UPDATE ON THE CITY DEPARTMENT, MERGER OF HOUSING AND PLANNING.

THE SPEAKER IS ROSIE TRUELOVE AND THEN WE'RE GONNA, UM, HAVE AN UPDATE ON ACHIEVING GREATER EQUITY AND ACCESS TO FUNDS, UM, WITH MARGIE REESE.

SO MS. CHULA, ARE YOU

[2A. Update on city department merger of Housing and Planning]

READY TO GO? I SURE AM.

I DO HAVE A LITTLE SHORT PRESENTATION PREPARED.

UH, I THINK ELIZABETH WILL PROBABLY BE TRYING TO GET THAT HOLD UP HERE.

UM, BUT WHILE SHE'S WORKING ON THAT, UM, LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF.

MY NAME IS ROSIE TRUELOVE.

I AM CURRENTLY THE DIRECTOR OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN'S NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

AND IN ABOUT THREE DAYS WE BECOME, UH, THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND PLANNING.

AND I WILL BE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND PLANNING.

I HAVE BEEN WITH THE CITY FOR ABOUT 23 YEARS NOW.

UM, AND I'VE BEEN THE DIRECTOR OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT FOR ABOUT FOUR AND SOME CHANGE YEARS.

UH, PREVIOUS TO THAT, I WAS THE DIRECTOR OF THE CITY'S CAPITAL CONTRACTING OFFICE, UH, WHICH IS THE GROUP THAT OVERSEES THIS PROCUREMENT PROGRAM, EXCUSE ME, PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTING PROGRAM FOR THE CITY'S CAPITAL PROGRAM.

AND I'VE WORKED IN THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE AND I'VE WORKED IN OUR IT DEPARTMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS AND A WHOLE HOST OF FUN THINGS IN MY 23 YEARS WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UH, I'M HERE TONIGHT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT, UM, THE NEW HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT, AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER WHATEVER QUESTIONS YOU HAVE AFTER.

I JUST KIND OF GO THROUGH A SUPER SHORT PRESENTATION TO LET YOU KNOW, UM, WHAT, WHAT THINGS ARE KIND OF LOOKING LIKE FOR THE NEW DEPARTMENT.

SO THIS IS TRULY A MERGER OF TWO DEPARTMENTS.

THERE ARE NO PROGRAMS OR SERVICES THAT ARE BEING CUT.

UH, THE PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT, UH, OF COURSE CONTAINING URBAN DESIGN, LONG RANGE PLANNING TO INCLUDE SMALL AREA PLANS.

IMAGINE AUSTIN, IMAGINE AUSTIN AND A DEMOGRAPHY, UH, AND OUR CURRENT PLANNING, WHICH IS ZONING CASE MANAGEMENT, ANNEXATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION, AS WELL AS SUPPORT SERVICES AND NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

WE HAVE A GROUP THAT WORKS ON REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, A GROUP THAT WORKS ON HOUSING DIFF EXCUSE ME, HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, ASSISTANCE SERVICES, UM, CLIENT SERVICES, WHICH IS WHERE ALL OF OUR HOUSING PROGRAMS THAT HELP INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS IN AUSTIN IS BASED, UH, FEDERAL REGULATORY WORK, UM, POLICY PLANNING AND RESEARCH, UH, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OF COURSE SUPPORT SERVICES.

CAN YOU MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE? SO OUR BUDGET, INCLUDING ALL FUNDS IS ABOUT 108 MILLION.

THAT INCLUDES OUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND PROGRAM, WHICH IS DEPLOYED THROUGH OUR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE AND, UH, AND CLIENT SERVICES TEAM.

UH, WE HAVE SOME HOMELESSNESS SERVICES WE HAVE, UM, THAT INCLUDES OUR HOUSING TRUST FUND TRANSFER, UM, TENANT STABILIZATION AND ALL OF OUR LOCAL AND FEDERAL FUNDS.

WE GET ABOUT 10 MILLION, $12 MILLION A YEAR.

TYPICALLY IN FEDERAL ENTITLEMENT FUNDS IN THE FORM OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS, UM, THE HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP GRANT, UM, THE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT, WHICH IS DEPLOYED THROUGH OUR PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT, UH, FOR SERVICES FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND OUR HOPWOOD GRANT, WHICH IS HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH AIDS ALSO DEPLOYED

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THROUGH OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT, BUT WE ARE THE PRIMARY RECEIPT INTO THE SYSTEM, THE CITY SYSTEM FOR ALL OF THOSE FEDERAL FUNDS THAT COME FROM, UH, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UH, THE FEDERAL BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT THERE, UH, WE HAVE 120 EMPLOYEES ROUGHLY BROKEN DOWN.

UM, ALTHOUGH I THINK THESE, THESE BREAKOUTS ARE PROBABLY SLIGHTLY SHIFTED, BUT YOU'LL, YOU'LL SEE THAT.

UM, AND I CAN ALWAYS PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ON THAT.

UH, LET'S GO TO THE NEXT ONE, WHICH IS WHERE I'LL SPEND MOST APPOINT TIME TALKING TO YOU TONIGHT.

AND THIS REALLY SPEAKS TO HOW WE'RE BREAKING DOWN THE SERVICES THAT WE HAVE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT.

SO WE HAVE, UM, A TEAM WITHIN THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR, WHICH IS, UH, CHARGED WITH DOING ALL OF THE FUN THINGS THAT YOU WOULD EXPECT, UH, LIKE HUMAN RESOURCES AND COMMUNICATIONS AND ALL OF THE REGULAR COMMUNICATIONS WE HAVE WITH COUNSEL AND WITH FOLKS LIKE THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION, UH, ALL OF OUR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AREN'T NECESSARILY STAFFED OUT OF THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR, BUT WE DO HAVE STRATEGIC OVERSIGHT THERE.

AND WE HAVE TWO COUNCIL COMMITTEES THAT WE DO STAFF OUT OF THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR, WHICH IS, UM, THE HOUSING AND PLANNING COMMITTEE AND THE REGIONAL AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE.

WE HAVE ALL OF OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE PLANNING HAPPENING OUT OF THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR, PLUS, YOU KNOW, BUSINESS PROCESS DATA, IT SUPPORT DEMOGRAPHY, ALL OF THOSE KINDS OF CORPORATE DATA INITIATIVES THAT WE HAVE RECORDS, MANAGEMENT FACILITIES, TIMEKEEPING, ALL STUFF THAT PROBABLY MATTERS LESS TO YOU GUYS, AND IS ALL REALLY IMPORTANT TO US AT THE CITY AS WE GO THROUGH OUR DAY TO DAY, OUR ZONING AND URBAN DESIGN GROUP, UH, IS WHERE HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONTINUES TO LIVE.

AND THAT ALSO INCLUDES ZONING CASE MANAGEMENT, URBAN DESIGN, GREAT STREETS AND ANNEXATIONS.

OUR INCLUSIVE PLANNING GROUP IS WHERE THE BULK OF OUR PLANNERS WILL BE, UH, INCLUDING IMAGINE AUSTIN POLICY PLANNING AND RESEARCH, WHICH HAS BEEN MORE ON THE HOUSING FRONT, BUT WILL NOW BE EXPANDED.

UH, SMALL AREA PLANS IN OUR LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TEAM WILL BE RESIDING IN THAT, UH, BRANCH OF OUR FAMILY TREE.

THE MIDDLE COLUMN IS A NEW TEAM THAT WE'RE REALLY EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO CREATE WITH THE MERGER OF THESE TWO DEPARTMENTS.

AND THAT IS A GROUP THAT IS REALLY GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IN THE HOUSING WORLD, WE HAVE LONG BEEN LOOKING TO STAFF UP AND BE MORE RESPONSIVE TO COMMUNITY CONCERNS ABOUT, UM, WE HAVE PROGRAMS IN THERE TO, UM, PREVENT PEOPLE FROM GETTING DISPLACED AND CONDUCT OUTREACH THERE, UH, PROGRAMS TO, TO REALLY WORK ON COMMUNITY PRESERVATION, UH, TO HELP WITH GENTRIFICATION MITIGATION AND TO STABILIZE TENANTS SO THAT PEOPLE CAN STAY IN AUSTIN AND STAY STABLE HOUSED.

THIS GROUP IS GOING TO BE CHARGED WITH WORKING ACROSS EVERYONE ON THE ORG CHART, RIGHT? AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE CHARGED ULTIMATELY WITH WORKING WITH PROGRAMS ALL ACROSS THE CITY OF AUSTIN, SO THAT WE CAN ENSURE THAT THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING IS MINDFUL OF THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF DISPLACEMENT THAT THAT MIGHT BE, THAT MIGHT HAPPEN AS A RESULT OF THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING.

SO THIS GROUP WAS PUT TOGETHER WITH, YOU KNOW, PRIOR TO THE MERGER OF THESE TWO DEPARTMENTS, WE HAD ONE STAFF PERSON ASSIGNED, UM, OR HER NAME HAS NEVER TD JACKMAN.

YOU MAY KNOW HER.

UM, AND THEN RECENTLY WE HIRED A COUPLE OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES TO HELP US WITH SOME CORONAVIRUS RELIEF, UM, PROGRAM ASSISTANCE.

WE HAVE ABOUT A $12 MILLION EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM THAT WE'RE WORKING TO QUICKLY EXPEND DOLLARS ON.

SO WE BROUGHT IN SOME TEMPORARY STAFFING TO HELP US WITH THAT.

AND WE ALSO BOLSTERED THE TEAM HERE BY BRINGING IN FOLKS FROM A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT, UH, TEAMS ALREADY IN BOTH PLANNING AND IN HOUSING.

SO WE'RE ABLE TO, TO COMPRISE A TEAM THAT'S GOING TO HAVE, UM, IT INCLUDES CARA BERTRAND FROM, UM, FROM HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

AND I KNOW THERE'S PROBABLY GONNA BE QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM.

UH, RACHEL TEMPER, UH, A CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR, UH, FROM THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, UM, PLUS OUR TWO TEMPORARIES.

AND THEN WE HAVE ANOTHER PROGRAM MANAGER.

THAT'S GOING TO BE A VACANCY THAT WE HOPE TO FILL AGAIN, ALL WITH THE GOAL OF UTILIZING OUR EXISTING TOOLS, UM, AND, AND REALLY BEING, CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE WE ARE VERY MINDFUL AS A CITY OF AUSTIN ABOUT DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION AND KEEPING FOLKS IN AUSTIN WHO WANT TO STAY IN AUSTIN.

OUR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION GROUP IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE.

UH, THAT'S WHERE WE HAVE ALL OF OUR, OUR BUDGETING AND CONTRACTING AND OUR AUDITING AND MONITORING BECAUSE WE HAVE X WHERE OUR FEDERAL REGULATORY ADMINISTRATION DIVISION IS BECAUSE WE HAVE A, A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF FEDERAL FUNDS THAT WE GET IN INTO THE CITY.

WE HAVE A SIGNIFICANT TEAM THAT WORKS

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TO ENSURE THAT THOSE FUNDS ARE BEING DEPLOYED APPROPRIATELY.

AND SO YOU'LL SEE PROBABLY A HEAVIER, UM, FINANCE TEAM THAN WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT TO SEE OR, OR IN A DEPARTMENT SIMILARLY SIZED.

BUT WE HAVE OUR, OUR FINANCES ARE VERY COMPLEX.

WE ALSO, BECAUSE WE'RE STILL THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, WE HAVE THE AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, WHICH IS THE NONPROFIT HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ARM OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN THAT HAS A COMPLETE SEPARATE SET OF ACCOUNTING, UM, AND, AND TRANSACTIONS AS A, AS A DIFFERENT LEGAL ENTITY, THEN THE CITY OF BOSTON.

AND THEN THE LAST GROUP IS OUR PROGRAM DELIVERING REAL ESTATE SERVICES GROUP.

UH, THIS IS WHERE WE HAVE ALL OF OUR PROGRAM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION, UH, CLIENT SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION AGAIN, WHERE ARE REALLY INDIVIDUALIZED, DIRECT HOUSING ASSISTANCE HAPPENS IN THE FORM OF DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE OR OUR HOME REPAIR PROGRAMS. UM, OUR HOMELESS SERVICES STAFF WORK IN THIS GROUP.

UM, OUR AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION ASSETS ARE MANAGED OUT OF THIS GROUP.

AND ANY PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE FORMED FOR SPECIFIC AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS ARE MANAGED OUT OF THIS GROUP.

UM, AND THEN WE HAVE OUR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, WHICH IS HOW WE DEPLOY THE BULK OF THE $250 MILLION AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND, UM, IS ADMINISTERED OUT OF THIS GROUP.

SO THAT'S KIND OF A QUICK OVERVIEW OF WHAT THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT LOOKS LIKE.

I AM READY TO ANSWER ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS YOU HAVE.

I KNOW THERE WAS JUST A REQUEST FOR US TO PROVIDE A BRIEFING.

SO HERE'S A BRIEFING, AND NOW HERE'S THE FUN STUFF WHERE I GET TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS.

I SEE.

BEN HAS HIS HAND UP.

YOU CAN TAKE MAYBE THE PRESENTATION OFF ELIZABETH.

I DON'T THINK WE NEED IT ANYMORE.

THANK YOU.

WELL, ROSIE, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND CONGRATULATIONS ON TAKING ON A NEW ASSIGNMENT.

I THINK YOU MAY, YOU MAY NOT BE FEELING THAT WAY AT A COUPLE OF MONTHS, BUT YEAH, IT'S ALL RELATIVE, BUT I'M ALWAYS, I'M ALWAYS EXCITED FOR NEW CHALLENGES.

WELL, AND I THINK THAT THIS OPENS UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT.

THE ONE THING THAT I'M NOTICING, AND PLEASE CLARIFY A BUILDING PERMIT ISSUES FOR YOU.

I SEE YOUR ZONING AND ZONING CASE MANAGEMENTS.

THERE ARE BUILDING PERMITS IN THIS SAME DEPARTMENT.

NO, THAT IS STILL IN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

OKAY.

SO LET, LET ME JUST GIVE YOU TWO AREAS THAT HISTORICALLY HAVE BEEN VERY BIG PROBLEMS FOR US.

AND ONE OF THEM IS THE CROSS-DEPARTMENT CONNECTION BETWEEN THE PERMITTING AND CATCHING THE, UH, AND APPROPRIATELY, I SHOULD SAY, NOT JUST CATCHING, BUT APPROPRIATELY DEALING WITH PROPERTIES THAT ARE GOING TO BE OF INTEREST TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

I'M JUST TAKING SOME NOTES.

SO YOU'LL SEE ME.

IT, IT, IT, IT, IT HAS WORKED SMOOTHLY FROM EVERYTHING WE CAN TELL RECENTLY, BUT I CAN TELL YOU HISTORICALLY, THAT HAS BEEN A BIG HANGUP WHERE THE TWO DEPARTMENTS DON'T CONNECT AND PERMITS GET ISSUED AND PROMISES OR COMMITMENTS ARE BEING MADE WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THE CRITERIA THAT ARE VERY IMPORTANT AND HAVE TO BE, UM, THAT FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE, IF YOU WILL, WHEN THE PERMITS COME IN.

UH, AND THEN MORE RECENTLY, THE OTHER AREA WE'VE BEEN HAVING SOME VERY BIG FRUSTRATION IS WE FELT WE WERE DOING CATCH UP WITH THE CODE NEXT TEAM TO THE POINT WHERE NOT ONLY WERE SOME OF THE ISSUES ABOUT PRESERVATION AND THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS, UH, SOMEHOW SIDELINED RATHER EARLY, UH, WHETHER THAT WAS CONSCIOUS OR JUST BY NEGLECT.

WE DON'T KNOW, BUT WHEN WE STARTED TO DO CATCH UP, UH, SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS USING THE TERMINOLOGY NEIGHBORHOOD CONSERVATION NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION FOR A PROGRAM THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HISTORIC PRESERVATION, WE BANG ON THAT DRUM, BUT IT WAS VERY LATE IN THE PROCESS AND NOBODY WAS LISTENING.

AND SO WE HAVE A PROBLEM WHEN OUR PROGRAM, WHICH HAS TO DO WITH PRESERVATION AND DOES DEAL WITH HISTORIC DISTRICTS.

THOSE SAME TERMS ARE BEING USED FOR A PROGRAM WHERE THE MAJORITY OF A BUILDING WOULD BE TORN DOWN AND STILL CONSIDERED TO BE PRESERVATION.

I THINK IT WAS JUST A MESS, A MISHMASH OF TERMS, BUT IT WAS MORE SYMPTOMATIC OF THE DISCONNECT BETWEEN THIS WHOLE PROGRAM AND THE COMMISSION AND ITS RESOURCES AND THE PLANNING.

SO I'M SORRY THAT WE'RE STILL DISCONNECTED FROM PERMITTING.

THAT WILL BE A CHALLENGE.

YOU'LL HAVE TO REACH OVER TO ANOTHER DEPARTMENT, BUT THE FACT THAT YOU CAN CONTROL AND MAYBE SOFTEN SOME OF THAT SILOING THAT'S BEEN GOING ON THAT IN PARTICULAR WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT I SEE AS A REAL BENEFIT.

UM, YOU KNOW, I'LL, I'LL SPEAK ABOUT IT FROM THE, FROM THE TR THE, THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, YOU KNOW, THERE IS, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD OUR OWN INTERACTIONS WITH, UH, PLANNING AND ZONING, YOU KNOW, FOR FOREVER, RIGHT? UH, ON ALL THE THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, BE A PUD COMING FORWARD OR ANYTHING REALLY THAT, THAT MIGHT TOUCH HOUSING PRODUCTION OR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

AND I THINK THIS IS GOING TO ALLOW US TO HAVE A REALLY GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO KIND OF REMAP AND RETHINK

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HOW WE DO THINGS, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE BEING INCLUSIVE OF ALL OF THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS THAT WE NEED TO BE.

UM, SO I'M SEEING THAT AS A REAL BENEFIT, NOT JUST FROM THE HOUSING PERSPECTIVE, BUT FROM, YOU KNOW, WHAT I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT WITH THE TEAM IS THAT WE'RE, WE'RE, WE'RE HAVING A MOMENT, RIGHT, WHERE WE'RE COMING TOGETHER IN A NEW DEPARTMENT, AND THIS IS GONNA ALLOW US AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY RETHINK HOW WE DO THINGS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DOING THINGS IN, IN THE BEST WAY MEETING, NOT THE RIGHT, MAYBE NOT THE RIGHT WAY.

CAUSE THAT WOULD IMPLY WE'RE DOING IT WRONG RIGHT NOW, WHICH WE AREN'T NECESSARILY DOING THINGS WRONG, BUT ARE WE DOING IT IN THE MOST INCLUSIVE WAY? ARE WE DOING IT IN THE SMARTEST WAY? UM, YOU KNOW, ARE THERE OTHER PROCESSES THAT WE NEED TO CHANGE TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE HEARING ALL THE VOICES THAT NEED TO BE HEARD ACROSS THE SPECTRUM OF EVERYTHING THAT WE DO? SO IT'S, THERE WILL BE ASPECTS THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE ROCKY.

RIGHT.

UM, AND I THINK YOU HIT ON A GREAT ONE.

WE'RE STILL GOING TO BE RELYING ON COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS.

UM, BUT I'M CONFIDENT THAT THAT WILL BE ABLE TO, TO GET THERE.

I HAD A SIMILAR QUESTION, JUST A PHILOSOPHICAL NOTE ABOUT THE SILOING.

I KNOW WE NEED MORE CONNECTION WITH THE INTAKE AND PERMITTING ON THE NITTY GRITTY SIDE, BUT ON THE INCLUSIVE PLANNING, UH, I JUST WANT TO BE SURE THAT THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE ISN'T, I THINK MAYBE HISTORICALLY IT'S SEEN AS, UM, WE'RE JUST KINDA SITTING AND SEE, SEE WHAT HITS THE HOOK, YOU KNOW, KIND OF RESPONDING TO APPLICATIONS FOR LANDMARK OR APPLICATIONS FOR DISTRICTS OR SOMEONE WANTS TO TEAR A BUILDING DOWN.

AND WE REALLY, HADN'T BEEN VERY PROACTIVE.

I DON'T THINK AS PROACTIVE AS WE COULD BE.

AND I KNOW THERE'S LOTS OF CROSS-REFERENCING GOING ON HERE, BUT I REALLY HOPE THAT PRESERVATION BECOMES MORE PART OF THE PROACTIVE PLANNING EFFORTS IN THE CITY.

AND THAT WE THINK ABOUT THAT ALONG WITH THE MANY OTHER THINGS I KNOW THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO PRIORITIZE, BUT JUST PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND.

AND I THINK THAT'S, I THINK THAT'S A GREAT, I THINK THAT'S A GREAT PERSPECTIVE, UM, AND DEFINITELY NOT OUT OF LINE WITH WHERE I'M WORTH, WHERE I'M HOPING THAT WE GO, UM, I COULD HAVE SLOTTED HISTORIC PRESERVATION INTO PROBABLY THREE OR FOUR DIFFERENT.

I MEAN, YOU COULD THOUGH IT, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU THINK ABOUT IT, UM, THEY CAN FIT UNDER CURRENT PLANNING.

THEY CAN FIT UNDER INCLUSIVE PLAN.

THEY CAN FIT UNDER DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION AND I COULD PROBABLY ARGUE THAT THEY WOULD FIT UNDER PROGRAMS. UM, AND SO LONG TERM PLANNING.

PARDON? YES.

AND SO THEY'RE THERE WHILE WE STILL HAVE THEM IN, UM, THEY'RE, THEY'RE KEEPING THE SAME MAIN ALIGNMENT, UM, THAT WE'VE HAD TRADITIONALLY, BUT THAT'S OF WHAT I'M GOING TO BE LOOKING AT AS WE HAVE OUR MOMENT AND THINK ABOUT THINGS IS MAKING SURE THAT THAT REALLY IS THE ALIGNMENT THAT MAKES THE MOST SENSE FOR THE LONGEST TERM.

AND I'M OPEN TO CHANGE AS I'VE ALREADY KIND OF SHAKEN UP THE GROUP BY, BY PULLING AT LEAST ONE STAFF MEMBER OUT OF THERE.

UM, AND I'M NOT, I'M NOT SHAKING UP THINGS FOR THE SAKE OF SHAKING THEM UP, BUT IF WE NEED TO SHAKE THINGS UP TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, THEN, THEN I'M OPEN TO THAT AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

AND CAN YOU SPEAK, I'M ASSUMING YOU WERE SPEAKING ABOUT BERTRAM AND CAN YOU DESCRIBE EXACTLY WHAT TIME OH, SHE'S, SHE'S JUST, INSTEAD OF HAVING HER, HER BASE REPORTING STRUCTURE AND THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION TEAM, HER BASE REPORTING STRUCTURE IS IN THE DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION TEAM TO HELP INCREASE THE CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN THOSE TWO GROUPS.

A LOT OF THE WORK THAT SHE'S BEEN DOING, UM, HER PARTICULARLY, AND I'M SURE ELIZABETH COULD SPEAK TO THIS TOO, REALLY TIES NICELY INTO THE WORK THAT, AND THE DIRECTION THAT I'M HOPING THAT TEAM WILL GO.

UH, AND SO AS WE'RE, IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME THAT AS WE FORMULATE THIS, THIS NEW DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION TEAM AND GET IT STAFFED UP AND GET IT KIND OF INSTITUTIONALIZED THAT WE, WE PUT SOME REALLY EXCELLENT TALENT THERE, UM, THAT HAVE A PASSION FOR THE MISSION OF THAT, OF THAT TEAM.

AND CARA WON ME OVER ON THAT FRONT IMMEDIATELY.

I DON'T KNOW IF SHE WAS TRYING TO, BUT SHE DID.

THAT WAS MY QUESTION.

I SEE THAT IT WAS UNDER THE DISPLACEMENT.

YOU HAVE DISPLACED OUR STAFF MEMBER AND WE WOULD HATE TO SEE HER, UH, REALLY GONE FROM US.

SO WHAT I'M HEARING IS THAT SHE'S GOING TO BE SOMETHING, UH, SOMEWHAT OF A LIAISON BETWEEN PRESERVATION.

YEAH.

YEAH.

SO SHE'S, SHE'S, SHE'S GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN AND SHE'LL STILL HAVE BE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION TEAM AND PROBABLY WILL ACTUALLY PROBABLY CARRY SOME OF HER WORK WITH HER THAT SHE HAS BEEN DOING.

UM, WE'RE WORKING ON ALL THOSE KINDS OF DETAILS IN THE FIRST PART OF, OF THE NEW FISCAL YEAR.

UM, THE IDEA IS NOT TO ABANDON OR ORPHAN ANYONE, BUT REALLY TO BRING THAT STRONG EXPERTISE INTO THE DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION GROUP.

SO WE CAN GET THAT, THAT, THAT TEAM SOLIDLY ESTABLISHED

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THAT'S TRUE.

LOVE ARE, DID I, DO I UNDERSTAND THIS CORRECTLY THAT YOU'RE MOVING OFFICES OF THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION, UM, OFFICE TO THE FORMER, UH, HIGHLAND MALL? NO THERE, SO BEFORE WE, UM, BEFORE WE ANNOUNCED THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS MERGER, THERE WAS, UH, THE ENTIRETY OF PLANNING AND ZONING.

THE OLD DEPARTMENT WAS SLATED TO MOVE INTO THE NEW HIGHLAND, THE NEW PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT HIGHLAND MALL.

UM, BUT WITH THE, WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THIS MERGER, THEY'RE ACTUALLY, THEY WILL STILL MOVE, BUT NOT TO THERE THERE'LL BE MOVING OVER, UM, ULTIMATELY TO THE ST JONES BUILDING, WHICH IS OVER JUST, YOU KNOW, ON EAST 11TH STREET AT 11TH AND CURVE, UM, JUST RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET, BASICALLY FROM EBENEEZER BAPTIST UP THE HILL UP WIND OR DOWNWIND, DEPENDING ON I CAN SMELL FRANKLINS FROM MY OFFICE SOME DAYS.

SO, UH, WE'LL BE OVER ON ALTOGETHER, ULTIMATELY OVER ON EAST 11TH STREET.

SO IT'S STILL MOVING OUT OF ONE TEXAS CENTER JUST, AND PROBABLY ON A DIFFERENT TIMELINE BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO, UM, WORK ON SOME, SOME RECONFIGURATION OF THE ST JOHN'S BUILDING AND, UM, AND REALLY WE'RE ALL GOING TO BE CONTINUING TO TELEWORK PROBABLY THROUGH THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR.

SOME FOLKS WHO WILL START COMING BACK SOONER, BUT SOLIDLY THROUGH THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR.

OKAY.

UM, DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR MS. TRULLO? I GUESS I, I WOULD LIKE TO, UH, JUST SORT OF REITERATE OUR CONCERNS THAT, UM, THAT COMMISSIONER COOK BROUGHT UP AND COMMISSIONER HEIM SAYS THAT PRESERVATION IS NOT JUST BECAUSE IT'S ABOUT HISTORY.

DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULD THINK OF THAT AS IN THE PAST, WE FEEL THAT PRESERVATION IS PROGRESS AND THAT PRESERVATION SHOULD BE, UM, AT THE FOREFRONT OF PLANNING ENDEAVORS FOR THE SETTING.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I APPRECIATE THAT PERSPECTIVE.

ANY FINAL WORDS, MR. LOPEZ? NO, I MEAN, I, I REALLY, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS FOR INVITING ME TODAY AND FOR LETTING ME GO FIRST ON YOUR AGENDA AND ALLOWS ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO STILL MAKE DINNER FOR THE BOYS.

UM, AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THE SERVICE THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN BY SERVING ON THIS COMMISSION.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND I'M SURE THIS IS NOT THE LAST TIME THAT YOU'LL SEE MY FACE OR THAT WE'LL BE CHATTING.

UM, AND IF YOU EVER HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO ME.

I COULD HAVE PUT MY INFORMATION ON THE SLIDE, BUT, UM, IT DIDN'T SOUND FAR FOR THAT.

UH, BUT, UM, ALL ELIZABETH KNOWS HOW TO GET TO ME AND, UH, I'M IN THE CITY SYSTEM.

SO THANK YOU AGAIN.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

Y'ALL HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

OKAY.

I'M SORRY.

UM, OUR

[2B. Update on achieving greater equity and access to HOT funding]

NEXT PRESENTATION IS FROM, UM, IS AN UPDATE ON ACHIEVING GREATER EQUITY AND ACCESS TO HOT FUNDING BY MARGIE REESE MKR CONSULTING GROUP IS MS. REESE HERE.

UM, MR. FEATHERSTONE, THE MINUTES AND GO THROUGH THE CONSENT AGENDA.

ARE WE DOING THAT AFTER THE PRESENT? WE'RE DOING THAT AFTER THE, UH, AFTER THE PRESENTATIONS, THEY HAD ASKED TO GO AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING.

WELL, THE MINUTES WILL BE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA UNLESS SOMEONE PULLS THEM.

I'M SORRY.

DID WE HAVE THAT PRESENTATION? YES, THIS IS MARGIE REESE.

I'M ON THE PHONE.

I DON'T HAVE A PRESENTATION, BUT HAPPY TO MEET ALL OF YOU VIRTUALLY.

UM, I'M MARGIE REESE, I'M THE ART MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT WORKING WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, UM, AND THE THREE DIVISIONS UNDER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, UH, THAT HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX AND AUSTIN.

UM, AND I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU A QUICK OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WHAT THAT WORK IS LOOKING LIKE.

UM, AND, UH, HI GUESTS EARLY,

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UH, 2019, UH, WE STARTED TALKING WITH, UH, THE CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION ABOUT REIMAGINING THE USE OF THEIR HOT TAX FUNDS.

AND SO WE SPENT ABOUT A YEAR WORKING WITH THAT, UH, DIVISION ALONE AND, UM, IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2020, UH, WHAT WE WERE ASKED TO INCLUDE, UM, THE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION, AS WELL AS HERITAGE TOURISM DIVISION IN THAT WORK ASSESSING PRIMARILY, UH, THE GRANT MAKING PROGRAMS, THE FUNDING PROGRAMS AND HOW THE THREE DIVISIONS MIGHT WORK BETTER, MORE COHESIVELY, UM, IN DESIGNING THEIR FUNDING PROGRAM.

AND WE WERE ASKED TO DO THIS WORK, UH, THROUGH THE LENS OF RACIAL EQUITY, UH, USING THE DEFINITION THAT HAS BEEN CREATED BY THE CITY'S, UM, DIVERSITY OFFICE.

AND IN THINKING ABOUT HOW THOSE FUNDS MIGHT BE DISTRIBUTED, MORE EQUITABLY, HOW WE LOOK AT THE INTERNAL SYSTEMS OF EACH DEPARTMENT, WHERE THERE WERE REDUNDANCIES, HOW MUCH BUREAUCRACY IS TOO MUCH BUREAUCRACY AND HOW MUCH BUREAUCRACY MUST BE MAINTAINED IN ORDER TO, UH, PROVIDE SYSTEMS OF ACCOUNTABILITY.

UM, WE STARTED OUT, AS I SAID, DOING A LOT OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CONVERSATIONS, PRIMARILY WITH ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE CITY, JUST TO GET A PULSE OF HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO ACCESS CITY GRANT FUNDS.

UM, AND THEN IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS BEEN HAVING THOSE SAME KINDS OF CONVERSATIONS WITH THE MUSIC COMMISSION, UM, AND THEN THE DIFFERENT COMMITTEES UNDER THE MUSIC COMMISSION, UM, ARM, AS WELL AS NOW LOOKING AT THE HERITAGE TOURISM DIVISION TO BETTER UNDERSTAND YOUR WORK AS THE LANDMARK COMMISSION AND HOW THAT WORK ALIGNS WITH, UH, THE HERITAGE TOURISM ASPECT OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

AND WHAT WE FOUND IS, UH, THERE ARE SOME OPPORTUNITIES FOR, UH, STRENGTHENING CITY PROCESSES, UH, LOTS OF INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC, UH, INDICATING SOME OUT MIGRATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS, UH, LATINO ARTISTS, UH, LOOKING AT, UH, TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HELPED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE VIBRANCY OF THE CITY, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOODS AND CULTURAL CENTERS, LATINO CENTERS, ASIAN CENTERS, ET CETERA.

AND SO IT WAS A PART OF THAT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS HAVE BEEN SYNTHESIZING ALL THAT WE'VE BEEN HEARING, UM, TO COME UP WITH A FEW RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE ALWAYS START PRESENTING TO THE PUBLIC ON OCTOBER 7TH.

UM, WE'VE HAD A GREAT CONVERSATION WITH MELISSA AND HER TEAM, SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS, AND THEN MORE RECENTLY A CONVERSATION WITH A STAFF, UH, THAT WORKS, UH, WITH YOUR COMMISSION TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE NUANCES OF WHAT, UM, WHAT YOU, WHAT YOUR BODY IS, UM, IS CHARGED WITH PROTECTING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, THE CULTURAL TRADITIONS, INSTEAD OF THOSE, UM, TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE CULTURAL RESOURCES THAT YOU ARE WORKING ALONG WITH THE COMMUNITY TO PRESERVE.

AND SO THE THREE RECOMMENDATIONS, UM, WILL BE SHARED WITH THE PUBLIC THEY'RE HIGH LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH SYSTEMS PRIMARILY HOW TO BETTER SERVE, UM, COMMUNITIES OF COLOR COMMUNITIES, UM, FOR WHOM ENGLISH IS NOT THEIR FIRST LANGUAGE, HOW WE KEEP YOUNG PEOPLE ENGAGED IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE CULTURAL SYSTEM, FROM CREATING NEW PRODUCTS TO PRESERVING AND PROTECTING, UH, LEGACIES THAT ARE EXISTING IN AUSTIN.

THIS IS NO SMALL TASK, UH, AS WE TRY TO SERVE THREE DIFFERENT DIVISIONS ALL UNDER THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX UMBRELLA.

SO WE'RE WANTING TO BRING MORE CLARITY TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE USE OF THOSE FUNDS BASED ON STATE LAW AND BASED ON AUSTIN CITY ATTORNEYS, OUR INTERPRETATION OF THAT LAW, HOW YOU CAN, HOW WE MIGHT REDEFINE, UM, THE ROLE OF THE PANELS THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REVIEWING THESE CONTRACTS AND APPLICATIONS AND WHO SITS ON THOSE PANELS, HOW ARE THEY PREPARED TO RESPOND TO THE

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MULTIPLE VIEWPOINTS, UM, OF AUSTIN COMMUNITY? SO THIS KIND OF WORK IS HAPPENING ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

HADN'T BEEN HAPPENING FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, BUT AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, IT HAS, IT BRINGS US A HEIGHTENED SENSE OF AWARENESS RIGHT NOW.

SO WE'RE TRYING TO GUIDE THE CONVERSATION AWAY FROM MAKING ABRUPT JERK SORT OF CHANGES, UM, AND THINKING ABOUT HOW DO WE EMBED BETTER PRACTICES THROUGHOUT THE THREE DIVISIONS, HOW WE REPORT THAT WORK BACK TO YOU AS COMMISSIONED MEMBERS, INTERESTED IN A LOT OF THIS WORK, UM, AND HOW WE BRING THAT TO THE CITY COUNCIL TO MEET THEIR GOALS FOR CHEESING RACIAL EQUITY.

SO MY TEAM AND I HAVE BEEN ON THE GROUND FOR A NUMBER OF MONTHS NOW, WE'RE WORKING IN MORE VIRTUAL SPACES AND THE FIRST, UH, VIRTUAL COMMUNICATION BACK TO THE COMMUNITY WILL HAPPEN ON OCTOBER 7TH.

AND I'LL MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET THE TIME AND THE LINKS AND ALL OF THAT TO, TO LISTEN IN TO THAT CONVERSATION, IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THAT.

SO BIG PICTURE, THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO.

UM, SO WE'RE WORKING ON A VERY RAPID PACE OF WORKING WITH THREE DIFFERENT DIVISIONS, AS WELL AS THE CITY'S OFFICE OF DESIGN AND DELIVERY AFTER ADD THE CD ACRONYM IN ORDER TO SEE IT RIGHT.

UM, JUST TO LOOK AT WAYS TO SIMPLIFYING A LOT OF THE CITY, UM, PROCESSES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE AND THAT SORT OF THING.

UM, SO OPEN TO, UM, ANY CONVERSATIONS WITH WELCOME MELISSA, IF I MISSED, UH, ANY, ANYTHING, BUT REALLY EXCITED TO WORK WITH THE PRESERVATION OFFICE, UM, THE LANDMARKS COMMISSION STAFF, BECAUSE AS WE KNOW, UM, POLICIES ARE MADE EVERY SINGLE DAY AND POLICIES ABOUT WHOSE HISTORY WE'RE PROTECTING, HOW WE'RE SHARING THE VALUE OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES AND LANDMARKS WITH THE PUBLIC WITH NEW RESIDENTS IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE OF PRESERVING THE HERITAGE OF THE CITY.

SO WE'RE TAKING OUR TIME AND LEARNING A GREAT DEAL, UM, AND JUST EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO SHARE THIS QUICK OVERVIEW, UM, WITH YOU ABOUT THE ROLE THAT ARTS AND CULTURE IS PLAYING AND HOW, UH, THE CITY'S JOURNEY TOWARD EQUITY IS BEGINNING TAKE SHAPE.

I DIDN'T INTRODUCE MYSELF, BUT, YOU KNOW, I'M MY LONGTIME ARTS ADMINISTRATOR.

I'VE RUN THE OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS FOR THE CITIES OF DALLAS AND LOS ANGELES.

AND ACTUALLY IN LOS ANGELES HAD A REALLY GREAT, UM, LEARNING OPPORTUNITY, UH, BECAUSE THE LANDMARK COMMISSION WAS A PART OF, UH, THE OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AT THE TIME, UH, AND, UM, REALLY APPRECIATE THE WORK OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION ARCHITECTS, UM, AND IN BRINGING, UM, THE COMMUNITIES INTEREST TO THE TABLE AND AT THE SAME TIME SORT OF BALANCING, UH, BALANCING THE, THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESERVING A LANDMARK.

SO I'M INTERESTED IN ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE, AND JUST WANTING TO SAY WHERE WE'RE ON THE GROUND, SO TO SPEAK IN AUSTIN, PROBABLY, UH, THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR, AND WE'LL BE FORTHCOMING WITH SOME RECOMMENDATIONS.

AND THEN ULTIMATELY I SET UP IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES, UH, TO INVOLVE THE GREATER COMMUNITY AND ACROSS THE BOARD IN THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING ABOUT ARTS AND CULTURE AND HERITAGE.

THAT'S MY STORY.

SORRY, I CAN'T SEE YOU.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE MS. THIS IS TERRY MYERS.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT THIS CAN, THIS COMMISSION IS COMMITTED TO FINDING EQUITY AND TELLING THE STORY OF ALL PEOPLE WHO WORKED TOGETHER AND CREATED THE CITY THAT WE KNOW AND LOVE.

AND WE WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN, UM, IN GOING FORWARD THAT WE NO LONGER, UM, SEE PRESERVATION AS A SORT OF ELITIST ACTIVITY OR ENDEAVOR, BUT THAT WE WANT TO, UM, REACH OUT AND RECOGNIZE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ALL PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY PEOPLE OF COLOR WHO IN THE PAST MAY HAVE BEEN, UM, UNDER REPRESENTED IN PRESERVATION.

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AND WE'RE JUST, I'M GLAD THAT YOU'RE ON BOARD AND WHATEVER WE CAN DO TO HELP.

I'M SURE THAT WE WILL BE EAGER TO DO THAT FOR THE LAST SMALLEST ALVARADO THAT'S SERVING ON THE HERITAGE GRANT PANEL AND THAT PANEL, I'VE SEEN IT IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION, AND THERE'S A LOT OF NEED OUT THERE AND, AND HIS SISTERS ARE NOT BEING THERE.

THEY'RE OFTEN NOT THE PEOPLE BEST EQUIPPED TO PRESENT THEIR CASE.

WELL, IT'S ALWAYS ENCOURAGED US TO LOOK PAST THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

IF I THINK YOUR WORK IS GOING TO BE REALLY VALUABLE AND HELP GET THE CITY'S FUNDING FOR IT.

THANK YOU.

DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION FOR MISERIES? I'D JUST LIKE TO REITERATE THAT WE, UM, PLEASE CALL ON US IF WE CAN, UM, BE PART OF, OF YOUR MISSION HERE AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS TIME IT'S BEEN WITH YOU, AND I APPRECIATE YOUR RESPONSE.

SO AS WE COME BACK WITH SOME POTENTIAL IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES, WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT WE GET YOUR OPINIONS AND FEEDBACK ON THOSE THINGS AND KEEP YOU POSTED BECAUSE IT IS ALSO YOUR EXPERTISE.

THAT'LL MAKE THIS PROCESS WORK.

SO THANK YOU ALL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE'RE READY TO GO ON TO OUR PUBLIC HEARINGS, BUT BEFORE WE DO THAT, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK EMILY REED FOR HER SERVICE ON THE COMMISSION.

LAST MONTH, WHEN WE HAD ELECTION OF NEW OFFICERS, I THOUGHT SHE WAS JUST STEPPING DOWN, UM, TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH HER FAMILY AND HER WORK, WHICH IS I'M SURE, UM, MORE WAY MORE THAN FULL TIME, BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT SHE'S ACTUALLY ABANDONING US.

AND, UH, I WANTED, I WANTED TO JUST TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SAY YOU HAVE BEEN, UH, SOMETIMES THE VOICE OF REASON BETWEEN, UM, OFTEN OPPOSING SENTIMENTS WITH THE, UM, DEVELOPERS ON ONE END AND THE RADICAL PRESERVATIONISTS ON THE OTHER END.

UM, I, I REALLY APPRECIATE, AND WILL MISS YOUR VOICE OR REASON YOUR LEVEL, HAND, UH, ON THE COMMISSION AS I'M SURE OTHER COMMISSIONERS WILL AS WELL.

UM, MAYBE WE CAN UNMUTE AND I'LL GIVE A SHOW, EMILY A THANKS OF HER SERVICE.

THANK YOU GUYS.

AND THANK YOU, TERRY.

I REALLY ENJOYED MY GOSH FOUR OR FIVE YEARS ON THE COMMISSION NOW.

UM, IT'S BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE AND YEAH, I'M AM STEPPING DOWN JUST TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY FAMILY.

AND YOU'LL PROBABLY HEAR MY ONE YEAR OLD IS CRYING IN THE BACKGROUND RIGHT NOW SO QUICKLY RENEWED MYSELF, BUT, UM, REALLY APPRECIATE THAT, UM, AND HAVE ENJOYED WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU GUYS.

THANK, UM, WE ARE GOING TO GO THROUGH THE AGENDA AND THIS IS THE, THIS IS TIME FOR, UM, IDENTIFYING IT, UM, THE CASES THAT ARE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA AND THE DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT AGENDA.

SO, UM, THEY'RE WITH ME JUST A LITTLE BIT.

THIS IS MY FIRST TIME SHARING VIRTUALLY, AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I CATCH EVERYTHING THAT WE'D HAVE A NUMBER OF SPEAKERS, UM, OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SPEAK TO DIFFERENT ITEMS ON THE, ON THE AGENDA TONIGHT.

BUT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ITEMS THAT WE HAVE OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

UM, ITEM AWAN, UH, A AS THE DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC ZONING, A ONE, UH, LAST MEETING, UM, WE INITIATED HISTORIC ZONING FOR, UH, 25 OH ONE PARK VIEW DRIVE IN THE AIR CONDITIONED VILLAGE.

AND AT THIS TIME WE, UM, WOULD LIKE TO PROPOSE, NOT MOVING FORWARD WITH THE HISTORIC, UH, WITH THE RECOMMENDATION ON HISTORIC ZONING, BUT, UH, TO BASICALLY LET IT, UM,

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LET IT RIDE HERE BECAUSE THE APPLICANTS DID SUCH A GREAT JOB, UM, REVISING THEIR PLANS AND ACCEPTING THE CONTINENTS AND, UM, AND REQUESTS FOR REVISIONS FROM THE, FROM THE COMMISSION AND FROM THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE, UM, ITEM EIGHT TWO, WE HAVE UP FOR DISCUSSION 26 OH NINE SAN PEDRO STREET.

THIS IS, UH, THAT THIS WAS INITIATED FOR HISTORIC ZONING.

LAST TIME I DID A THREE, THIS IS A DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT.

THIS IS 28 16 SAN PEDRO STREET.

AND WE'RE PROPOSING THAT THIS GO ON THE DISK ON THE DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT AGENDA.

I DIDN'T BEFORE I I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T B ONE IS 42 OH FIVE AVENUE F AND HYDE PARK.

THAT'S OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

I DIDN'T BEAT TWO 40 10 AVENUE H IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

UM, THEY BROUGHT, UH, PLANS TO THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE AND THIS CONSENT REQUEST IS PREDICATED ON, UH, THEIR REVISIONS TO RETAIN THE ROD IRON RAILING.

THAT IS ORIGINAL.

SO THE BUILDING ITEM B THREE SIX OH TWO HIGHLAND AVENUE, WE'RE GOING TO PULL IT UP FOR DISCUSSION.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HERE TO SPEAK TO THAT ITEM ITEM D FOR THE WILDER HOUSE AT 14, 12 WATHEN AVENUE IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT ITEM B FIVE, THE MILLER C WRIGHT HOUSE AT 5,400 THEY'RE PLAYING.

WE HAVE THAT POLL FOR DISCUSSION.

WE HAVE APPLICANTS HERE TO SPEAK ON THAT ITEM, GOING ON TO ITEMS TO A CATEGORY C DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS WITHIN A NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICT.

THREE 19 TO THREE 23 EAST SIXTH STREET.

THAT TOO IS PREDICATED.

UM, WE OFFERED THIS FOR CONSENT.

IT'S PREDICATED ON REVISIONS MADE BY THE APPLICANTS TO, UM, THEY WERE ASKING FOR TWO ADDITIONAL STORIES ON TOP OF THEIR BUILDINGS.

THEY HAVE BROUGHT THAT DOWN AND REVISE THEIR, UM, THEIR APPLICATIONS FURTHER.

UM, THAT'S OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

UM, I DIDN'T SEE THREE 30, TWO OH SEVEN GLEN VIEW.

UM, APPLICANT HAS ASKED FOR A POSTPONE ON THAT.

SO THAT WILL GO ON THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA ITEM C FOR MATT CHAIR.

DID WE MISS C TOO? I'M SORRY.

WE DID ITEM C TO A, THIS IS ALSO OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

THIS IS 32 11 OAKMONT BOULEVARD.

UM, THE APPLICANT HAS REVISED PLANS IN KEEPING WITH THE COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATIONS TO SIMPLIFY THE PRIMARY FACADE AND INTRODUCE A MORE HORIZONTAL EMPHASIS.

NOW, IF ANYONE WANTS TO PULL AN ITEM FOR DISCUSSION, YOU MAY DO THAT.

UM, WE, WE WILL TAKE A VOTE ON THIS AT THE END, BUT YOU CAN, IF YOU CATCH MY ATTENTION, UM, THAT CAN BE PULLED FOR, UH, FOR DISCUSSION ANYTHING.

MADAM CHAIR, JUST TWO ITEMS THAT ON ITEM C ONE AND C TWO, NOT THAT I WANT TO PULL THEM, BUT I JUST WANT TO ILLUSTRATE THE IMPORTANCE.

SOMETIMES MAKING A DELAY IS THE BEST THING.

UH, UM, I'M NOT THINKING THAT BOTH OF THESE REVISIONS MAKE FOR PERFECT SOLUTIONS, BUT THEY'RE MUCH IMPROVED.

AND I APPRECIATE THE, THE EFFORT THAT WENT INTO IT.

AND I THINK, UH, EVERYBODY IS WELL-SERVED FOR HAVING THOSE GO FORWARD IN THEIR REVISED CONDITION.

I THINK YOU'RE, YOU'RE SPEAKING TO C ONE AND C TWO.

BOTH OF THEM ARE THE SAME THING.

WE SAW THEM.

WE HAD COMMENTS, WE HAD CONCERNS AND THEY WERE ADDRESSED, I THOUGHT SUCCESSFULLY.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

I, I, I THINK THAT, UM, THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE, UM, MADE SOME ADJUSTMENTS AND, AND CAME FURTHER WITH THOSE.

SO, UM, WE OFFERED THEM FOR CONSENT.

UM, WE HAVE ON ITEM C3, 32 OH SEVEN GLEN VIEW.

THIS IS THE, UM, POSTPONE THAT IS REQUESTED BY THE APPLICANT.

SO THAT WILL GO ON THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA ITEM C FOR 1607

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NILES ROAD.

WE'D OFFERED THIS FOR CONSENT.

DID WE HAVE ANYONE, UH, WHO WANTED TO SPEAK TO THIS ITEM? OKAY.

IT WILL GO ON CONSENT AGENDA ITEM C FIVE, 3002 BREAKER DRIVE IN THE OLD WEST AUSTIN NATIONAL REGISTER DISTRICT IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT APPROVAL.

SORRY, I'M HAVING A LITTLE BIT TROUBLE WITH LAGGING.

SO, UM, I CAN EITHER SEE YOU WITHOUT MY GLASSES ON OR SEE MY AGENDA IN MY HAND WITH MY GLASSES ON, BUT I HAVE C6, UM, IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT AND IT IS A PROPOSAL TO DEMOLISH A CONTRIBUTING BUILDING AND LEAVE THE LOT UNDEVELOPED THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION WAS TO COMMENT ON AND RELEASE THE PERMIT.

UM, I THINK WE CAN OFFER THIS FOR CONSENT, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO ADD ONTO THAT, THAT, UM, THE APPLICANT COMPLETE A CITY OF AUSTIN DOCUMENTATION PACKAGE, WHICH INCLUDES, UM, PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALL FACADES AND, UH, UH, DIMENSION SKETCH OF THE, OF THE BUILDING FOR I, FOR ARCHIVING AT THE AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER, GOING ON TWO D DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON APPLICATIONS FOR DEMOLITION OR RELOCATION ITEM D ONE 15, RATHER FOR PLACE IT WAS OFFERED FOR CONSENT, BUT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HERE TO SPEAK TO IT.

AND IT IS FULL FOR DISCUSSION ITEM.

D TWO IS A RE ANOTHER POSTPONE RE REQUEST BY THE APPLICANT ON 47, 14 ROWENA STREET.

UM, THIS WILL GO ON THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA ITEM, D THREE 1113 WEST 22ND AND A HALF STREET.

UH, THAT'S A DISCUSSION ITEM COMMISSIONER.

I BELIEVE THAT THERE MAY BE SOME COMMUNITY MEMBERS HERE WHO WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST A POSTPONEMENT SO WE CAN TAKE IT UP IN THE DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT AFTER THIS CONSENT AGENDA.

AND THAT'S ON THE 22ND AND A HALF STRAIGHT.

THAT'S CORRECT.

OKAY.

WE'LL DISCUSS THAT IN, UM, PLUS PHONE DISCUSSION, MOVING ON TO DEFORM.

UM, 1807 WAS 36TH STREET IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ADD, UM, THAT IT MAY BE APPROVED ON CONSENT, BUT WITH THE CITY DOCUMENTATION PACKAGE ITEM D FIVE, THE STAFF HAS REQUESTED A POSTPONEMENT FOR 25 OH FIVE PARK VIEW DRIVE, AND ALSO FOR D SIX FOR 25 OH SEVEN PART V DRIVE.

THIS IS ALSO A STAFF REQUEST TO POSTPONE.

BOTH OF THEM TALKED TO OVER 26.

SO WE'LL TAKE THAT UP IN THE POSTPONEMENT DISCUSSION ITEM, D SEVEN IS OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

THAT'S 30 17 EAST 14TH STREET.

AGAIN, THIS IS A, UH, DEMOLITION OF A 1947 HOUSE AND A 1950 GARAGE.

AGAIN.

UM, IF THIS PASSES ON CONSENT, IT SHOULD BE WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN DOCUMENTATION PACKAGE.

UM, I FEEL STRONGLY THAT, THAT THESE PROPERTIES THAT ARE HISTORIC AGE, UM, THAT ARE BEING DEMOLISHED, WHETHER ON CONSENT OR AFTER, UM, AFTER DISCUSSION NEED TO BE DOCUMENTED FOR FUTURE RESEARCHERS CAN HAVE ON HAND AT THE AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER.

AND THEN THE ONE, THE SEABORN SNEAD HOUSE THAT IS ALSO OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

THAT'S A POSSIBLE ACTION ON DEMOLITION BY NEGLECT.

AND WE HAVE NO NEW UPDATES ON THAT.

SO WE WOULD LIKE TO, UH, OFFER FOR CONSENT THE APPROVAL TO MAINTAIN THE CASE ON THE AGENDA AS WE HAVE FOR SOME TIME.

OKAY.

DO YOU WANT ME TO READ BACK THE CONSENT ITEMS? YES.

LET ME SEE IF I CAN DO THAT.

OKAY.

FOR ON

[Consent Agenda: 1, B1, B2, B4, C1, C2, C4, C5, C6, D4, D7, E1]

THE CONSENT

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WE HAVE B ONE, WE WOULD HAVE A MINUTES.

WELL, I'M SORRY.

THE MINUTES ARE ALSO OFFERED FOR CONSENT.

DID ANYONE HAVE ANY REQUESTS FOR REVISIONS OR CORRECTIONS ON THE, UH, ON THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING? IF NOT, THEN WE WILL ADD THAT TO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

SO THE MINUTES APPROVAL FOR THE MINUTES, THE FIRST ITEM IS THE CONSENT AGENDA FOLLOWED BY B ONE 42 OH FIVE AVENUE, F 40 10 AVENUE, H B3.

I'M SORRY.

THAT'S FOR DISCUSSION.

UM, BEFORE 14, 12 WATHEN STREET, C ONE THREE 19 TO THREE 23 EAST SIXTH STREET, C TWO 30 TO 11 OAKMONT BOULEVARD.

OKAY.

OKAY.

FOUR 1607 ROAD FIVE, 3002 BREAKER DRIVE, C6 25, 25 HARTFORD ROAD.

AND, UM, WHAT DO YOU HAVE D FOR IT'S, YOU KNOW, SEVEN WEST 36TH STREET AND FINALLY D SEVEN 30 17 EAST 14TH.

ALL OF THESE OFFERS FOR CONSENT.

DO I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA? SOME OF SECOND.

OKAY.

THAT WAS MOVED BY COMMISSIONER.

SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER COOK.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED THE MOTION PASSES.

DO WE NEED TO ADD ON THE HOUSE TO THE CONSENT AGENDA? I'M SORRY.

YES, THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ADDED ONTO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

COMMISSIONER HIND SOUTH.

WOULD YOU AMEND YOUR MOTION PLEASE? YES.

TO INCLUDE THE, THE LAST ITEM, THE STEVEN'S NEED HOUSE.

YES.

MR. COOK AS WELL.

OKAY.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? RAISE YOUR HAND.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER.

ALL RIGHT.

THE MOTION PASSES.

THE CONSENT AGENDA PASSES.

OKAY.

NOW WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA.

THANK YOU FOR BEARING WITH ME.

I'M NOT AT MY HOME.

I USUALLY HAVE ALL OF THESE THINGS PRINTED OUT AND, UM, I'M AT MY SISTER'S HOUSE AND SHE SAID SHE'S RUNNING OUT OF PAPER, SO, OKAY.

ITEM ONE.

UM, 25 OH TWO PARK V DRIVE.

THAT IS UP FOR DISCUSSION.

UM, OKAY.

LET ME SEE.

MADAM CHAIR.

I THINK IF YOU JUMP AHEAD,

[Postponed Items: C3, D2, D5, D6]

THE FIRST, UH, CONSENT POSTPONEMENT WOULD BE C I'M RIGHT THERE.

THANK YOU.

UM, WE HAVE C3 32 OH SEVEN GLEN VIEW AND OKAY.

WHERE'S THE NEXT ONE? UM, 47 14 ROWENA IS AN APPLICANT REQUEST AND I THINK THAT'S ALL WE HAVE FOR, UM, UNCONTESTED POSTPONEMENTS IS WITH THE STAFF, THE STAFF POSTPONEMENTS BE ALSO, THOSE ARE FOR DISCUSSION.

WELL, ACTUALLY, SORRY, COMMISSIONER, IS THIS STEVE FIDELITY? IS THERE SOMEBODY TO SPEAK IN OPPOSITION TO A POSTPONEMENT FOR A B AND B FIX THAT YOU HAVE IS ON PARKVIEW? LET ME ASK.

IS THERE, IS THERE ANYONE HERE NOW TO SPEAK ON THE POSTPONEMENT OF, OKAY.

WHICH ONES? THESE ARE THE PARKVIEW ITEMS. YES.

FIVE AND D SIX.

IS THERE ANYONE HERE TO SPEAK? OKAY.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THOSE TWO TO THE POSTPONEMENT,

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UM, AGENDA.

THIS IS DOMINIKA VIC.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? OKAY.

OKAY.

NOW I HEAR YOU.

YEAH.

UM, IF THIS IS MY MOMENT TO SPEAK UP, I'M HERE TO MAKE COMMENTS ABOUT BOTH 25 OH FIVE AND 25 OH SEVEN PARKY DRIVE.

OKAY.

DOES THAT MEAN THAT YOU DO NOT WANT THEM TO BE POSTPONED? I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT, WHAT WINDOW I'M SUPPOSED TO BE SPEAKING SINCE, YOU KNOW, I WE'RE JUST SPEAKING WHERE WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE MERITS OF THE CASE.

JUST WHETHER OR NOT IT CAN BE POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT MONTH.

OKAY.

SO AT THIS POINT WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT ANYTHING AND YOU'RE NOT GIVING US A CHANCE TO SPEAK ABOUT ANYTHING.

WE'RE JUST ASKING IF, IF YOU'RE OKAY WITH POSTPONING IT TILL NEXT MONTH OR NOT.

AND IF YOU'RE NOT, WE'LL LEAVE IT ON THE DISCUSSION, UH, ON FOR DISCUSSION.

AND YOU CAN ADDRESS IT WHEN THAT WHEN YOUR TIME COMES UP NEXT MONTH.

NO, THIS MONTH.

OKAY.

YOU'RE TALKING IT THE TIME AT WHICH YOU CAN.

YEAH.

YOU CAN REQUEST THAT THE CASE BE HEARD TONIGHT, OR IF YOU'RE OKAY WITH IT BEING POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT MONTH AND IT WILL BE POSTPONED.

OKAY.

WELL, YOU KNOW, I DON'T UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHY YOU ALL WANT TO POSTPONE IT.

WE USUALLY POSTPONE ITEMS TO, UM, OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION, TO GATHER MORE FACTS ABOUT A CASE.

UM, THESE ARE SIGNIFICANT RESOURCES AND WE ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH, UH, APPROVING THEIR DEMOLITION, UM, JUST ON CONSENT.

SURE.

I UNDERSTAND THAT AND UNDERSTAND THEIR SENSITIVITY AROUND THESE, UM, STRUCTURES.

AND, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY WE, WE CAN DISCUSS FURTHER WHETHER OR NOT THEY ACTUALLY HAVE SIGNIFICANCE IN THE LONGTERM, BUT I'M WILLING TO, IT COMES UP ON THE MIC IF YOU WANT TO, IF YOU, THIS IS JUST TO EITHER KEEP THEM ON THE AGENDA TONIGHT OR TO ALLOW THEM TO BE POSTPONED TO NEXT MONTH.

SURE.

I'M FINE.

IF YOU ALL WANT TO POSTPONE THEM UNTIL NEXT MONTH FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THEN WE WILL ADD THOSE TWO PROPERTIES AT, UM, ON PARKVIEW TO THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA.

IS THAT CLEAR WITH EVERYBODY ON THE COMMISSION? I'M SORRY FOR THE MISCOMMUNICATION.

DO I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA? WAS THAT KELLY LITTLE? DO I HAVE A SECOND? OKAY.

SECOND IS FROM COMMISSIONER MCWHORTER, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF POSTPONING, THESE ITEMS TO THE OCTOBER AGENDA, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED THE MOTION CARRIES.

THOSE ITEMS WILL BE MOVED TO AND SOMEONE WANT TO SPEAK YET.

YEAH, I DIDN'T SHARE.

THIS IS KAT.

AND IF YOU COULD JUST SAY WHAT THE VOTE WAS AFTER THE VOTE IS I'M TAKING NOTES AND I'M NOT ABLE TO FOLLOW THE VIDEO IN REAL TIME BECAUSE THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF A LAG.

I, YOU GET TO NINE YEAR OLD, BUT IF YOU COULD JUST SAY THAT OUT LOUD, THAT'D BE GREAT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UM, THE POSTPONEMENT AGENDA PASSES ON A UNANIMOUS, UH, UNANIMOUS VOTE.

UH, IT WAS, UH, COMMISSIONER LITTLE AND COMMISSIONER FEATHERSTON MADE THE MOTION AND SECOND AND THE ITEMS ARE HELPED ME OUT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

NOW WE HAVE TWO ITEMS OF THAT.

WE WON THAT.

UM, WE HAVE TO, OR DID WE JUST HAVE ONE DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT? UM,

[A3. HDP-2020-0293 – 2816 San Pedro Street – Discussion Postponement]

28, 16 SAN PEDRO STREET.

IS THE APPLICANT HERE? CATERED JOSEPH? YES, I'M HERE.

OKAY.

UM, CAN WE JUST POSTPONE THIS UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING? OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW THAT ON THIS AGENDA, MR. JOSEPH,

[01:00:02]

I WOULD, I'D LIKE TO HAVE IT ON THE AGENDA, EVEN IF IT'S NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAYBE INFORMALLY, WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT FOR 60 SECONDS.

I JUST WANT TO GET AN IDEA.

I JUST WANT TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF LOCATING THE HOUSE ON THE PROPERTY.

JUST REMOVING IT TO A DIFFERENT PART OF THE PROPERTY.

CAN YOU HOLD ON JUST A SECOND, THERE'S SOME NOISE IN THE BACKGROUND OF IF YOU HAVEN'T NEEDED YOUR MICROPHONES, WOULD YOU PLEASE CHECK AND DO SO.

SO MR. JOSEPH, YOU'VE ASKED, UM, IF YOU COULD MOVE IT TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION ON THE SITE.

YES.

I WANTED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THAT.

LEAVE IT ON THE, WHY DON'T WE GO AHEAD AND LEAVE IT ON THE AGENDA BECAUSE WE CAN'T DISCUSS THE MERITS OF THE PROPOSAL AT THIS TIME.

WE CAN ONLY DISCUSS WHETHER TO POSTPONE OR NOT.

THAT WORKS FOR Y'ALL.

I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF THAT WORKS FOR Y'ALL TO KEEP IT ON THE AGENDA.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

OKAY.

THEN WE'LL LEAVE IT ON THE AGENDA.

LIKE, NO, I'M SORRY.

THAT'S A MISTAKE.

WE NEED TO DISCUSS WHETHER TO LEAVE IT ON THE AGENDA BECAUSE IS THERE A MOTION TO POSTPONE THIS ITEM OR LEAVE IT ON THE AGENDA? WELL, MADAM CHAIR, BEFORE WE JUMPED FORWARD, WHO PUT IT ON THE, WHO MADE THE REQUEST? WAS THIS SOMETHING THAT STAFF REQUESTED FOR NEIGHBORS? NOPE.

THIS IS CATER AGAIN.

I REQUESTED THE TIME I MET OR POSTPONE DISCUSSION.

WE DON'T HAVE THAT.

SORRY, I'M HAVING SOME AUDIO TROUBLE.

UM, SO THE APPLICANT IS HERE TO SPEAK, UM, TO THE POSTPONEMENTS AS IT RELATES TO, UH, REDEVELOPMENT FOR THIS PROPERTY.

UM, AS WELL AS HOW THIS CASE MAY, UH, PROCEED IN TANDEM WITH THE CASE AT 26 OH NINE SAN PEDRO.

SO STAFF, UM, IN FRONT OF THE APPLICANT AND, UM, DECIDED THAT A DISCUSSION POSTPONE THAT MAY ALLOW ON THAT MAY ALLOW THEM SOME TIME TO SHIFT, FORMULATE SOME PLANS TO BRING BEFORE THIS COMMISSION AND POTENTIALLY THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE, IF THE APPLICANT IS AMENABLE TO THAT AS WELL.

UM, SO WHAT IS YOUR DIRECTION ON THIS? HELLO? SORRY, CAN YOU HEAR ME? UM, IF THE APPLICANT IS AMENABLE TO HAVING IT ON THIS AGENDA, THEN, UM, WE CAN GO AHEAD AND PROCEED, BUT, UM, IF THEY WOULD LIKE MORE TIME, UH, THAN THE DISCUSSION POSTPONE THAT SHOULD, UH, SHOULD GO FORWARD TALENT.

AND CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION, JOHN OF TAYLOR DIDN'T WE DECIDE THAT WE WOULD, WE WOULD, WE WOULD MOVE FORWARD WITH 2,609 AND THEN WE WOULD, WE WOULD DO A POST ON DISCUSSION FOR 28 16.

YES.

IS THAT, IS THAT, IS THAT HOW YOU UNDERSTOOD IT TOO? YES, IT IS.

OKAY.

THEN IF THAT WORKS FOR Y'ALL TO DO THAT, LET'S, LET'S DO IT.

IF IT WORKS FOR US TO POSTPONE 28, 16 SAN PEDRO, BUT TO DISCUSS 26 OH NINE, IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE? I BELIEVE IT WAS, IT WAS A POSTPONED DISCUSSION FOR 28, 16 SAN PEDRO.

AND THERE WERE NO, THERE WAS NO POSTPONEMENT FOR 26 OH NINE.

IT WAS JUST, IT WAS GOING TO BE A, IT WAS GOING TO BE HURT.

CORRECT.

THAT IS TO MY UNDERSTANDING.

AND IF CALVIN UNDERSTOOD SOMETHING DIFFERENTLY, JUST LET ME KNOW.

OKAY.

WELL, WE ARE ACTUALLY HAVING THE POSTPONEMENT DISCUSSION RIGHT NOW.

SO, UM, DO I HEAR A MOTION TO POSTPONE ITEM NUMBER A THREE 28, 16 SAN PEDRO STREET TO THE NEXT AGENDA, TO THE NEXT MEETING? HEARING NONE.

DO I HEAR ANOTHER MOTION? JUST TO CLARIFY,

[01:05:03]

IT SEEMS LIKE IF THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING A POSTPONEMENT YES.

EASILY.

NOPE.

NOPE.

I'LL MAKE PROMOTION WITH POSTPONE UNTIL NOVEMBER OR OCTOBER MEETING.

DO I HEAR A THERE'S A SECOND BY COMMISSIONER, BUT CORRIDOR.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF POSTPONING.

THIS DOES APPARENTLY IS AMENABLE TO THE APPLICANT.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND, ALL THOSE OPPOSED.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

OKAY.

THE MOTION PASSES AND I DID NOT SEE A DESCENDING VOTE ON THAT.

OKAY.

SO THAT ITEM, WE WILL HEAR 2,609 SAN PEDRO.

TONIGHT.

WE WILL HEAR 28, 16 SAN PEDRO AT OUR NEXT MEETING.

AND I W I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE THE APPLICANT TO COME TO THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE ON THIS.

AND MAYBE WE CAN, UH, I'LL WORK OUT AN AGREEMENT THERE.

THAT'S JUST A SUGGESTION.

OKAY.

WE'RE GOING TO BREAK.

I'LL TAKE YOU UP ON THAT.

YES, I WAS JUST SAYING, THANK YOU.

I'M SORRY.

I SHOULDN'T HAVE SPOKEN.

I'M SORRY.

I'M JUST FINDING MY WAY HERE OR TRYING TO FIND MY WAY.

OKAY.

GOING BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF THE AGENDA.

UM, OKAY.

FIVE OH TWO PARKVIEW DRIVE.

THIS WAS, UM, THIS WAS AN APPLICATION.

THIS WAS A COMMISSION INITIATED HISTORIC ZONING FOR THIS PROPERTY.

THIS WAS THE PROPERTY THAT CAME UP, UM, AT, UH, LANDMARK COMMISSION LAST TIME.

AND, UM, SIGNIFICANT CHANGES WERE MADE.

UM, WHAT'S UP RIGHT NOW IS WE INITIATED HISTORIC ZONING.

AND RIGHT NOW WE ARE AT THE POINT WHERE WE COULD RECOMMEND HISTORIC ZONING.

SURE.

I'M SORRY TO INTERRUPT, BUT CONSIDER, YES.

I'M SORRY TO INTERRUPT THE I NEIGHBORHOOD REQUESTS FOR POSTPONEMENT OF ITEM D THREE, WHICH WOULD BE A DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT.

SO I'M WONDERING IF WE CAN TAKE THAT UP BEFORE, BEFORE BEGINNING, BUT I THINK WHAT YOU'RE LEADING INTO IS THE PUBLIC, THE OVERALL PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THE MEETINGS, IS THAT RIGHT? WHICH ITEM IS IT?

[D3. 3. GF-2020-119343 – Discussion 1113 W. 22nd Half Street Council District 9]

ITEM D THREE 11, 13 WEST 22ND, HALF AND A HALF STREET.

THAT'S ON OUR AGENDA FOR REGULAR DISCUSSION.

YES.

THE COMMUNITY REQUESTED A POSTPONEMENT AFTER, AFTER THE OFFENDER WAS POSTED.

SO IT WOULD BE A DISCUSSION POSTPONEMENT.

SO, YEAH.

OKAY.

THE COMMUNITY HAS ASKED FOR A POSTPONEMENT ON ITEM D THREE 11, 13 WEST 22ND AND A HALF STREET.

UM, AT THIS TIME WE CAN DISCUSS WHETHER TO POSTPONE THE ITEM.

IS THERE SOMEONE HERE TO SPEAK TO THERE? UM, YES.

MA'AM PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME.

YES.

MY NAME IS TRACY DAMRON AND I'M SPEAKING ON THE BEHALF OF CASWELL HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

AND FOR MYSELF, UH, OUR ASSOCIATION WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST A CONTINUANCE BASED ON THE FACT THAT WE RECEIVED, UH, AN ADDITIONAL PACKET OF OVER 40 PAGES OF INFORMATION AROUND 1:00 PM TODAY FROM A HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLANNER.

UH, OUR ASSOCIATIONS HAVE NOT HAD SUFFICIENT TIME TO GIVE A QUALIFIED DECISION REGARDING THE IMPACT ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

I'D LIKE TO, YOU KNOW, THAT'S, YOU KNOW, THAT'S OUR BASIS FOR, UH, ASKING FOR A POSTPONEMENT OR CONTINUANCE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UM, IS THERE ANYONE TO SPEAK IN OPPOSITION OF POSTPONING? THIS ITEM, THE APPLICANT AND CHAIR KERRIGAN.

SORRY.

I WAS