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[00:00:04]

WE'RE COUNTING SEVEN OH ONE.

OH YEAH.

I SEE.

I MIGHT'VE COUNTED ERICA BY ACCIDENT.

HOW MANY DO WE NEED TO START? YEAH, ONE MORE.

I THINK SHE'S THANKS CHANNEL FOR NICK.

HI, CAN I START ALL OF IT'S LISA RODRIGUEZ, RIGHT.

COMMISSIONER TALLER.

LET'S SEE.

BERTHA DELGADO ON THE IS ATTENDEE LIST.

TOLERBER WILL BE CALLING IN.

OKAY, GREAT.

AND WE'RE TRYING TO GET A COMMISSIONER AND DELGADO HOOKED UP HERE.

OKAY.

SO WE SHOULD, I THINK THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH.

YEAH, IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GOOD TO GO.

AS LONG AS SHE CAN HEAR US.

OKAY.

COUNT EIGHT.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT,

[Call to Order]

GO AHEAD AND START IF WE ARE OKAY.

AND MOVE FORWARD AND STAFF.

UM, OKAY.

IT'S THREE 15.

OH, CALL THE MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION TO ORDER BEGINNING WITH THE PURPOSE.

THE PURPOSE OF THE BOARD IS TO ADVISE THE COUNCIL AND THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO SERVE THE POOR IN THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS. SO WE'LL START WITH ITEM ONE

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

YOU SHOULD HAVE ALL RECEIVED THE EMAIL.

PLEASE CHECK FOR ANY ABNORMALITY AND GET THAT CORRECTED COMMISSIONER.

TOLLIVER SHOULD BE IN THE ATTENDEES LIST.

HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO STAY ON THAT SIDE SO YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SEE HIS VIDEO, BUT HE HAS CALLED IT.

I SEE THAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

NO PROBLEM.

YOU WORK ON A MOTION.

WE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES.

WE HAVE A SECOND.

UM, ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

AYE.

ALL OPPOSED.

SAY NAY, AYES HAVE IT.

WE ARE GOING TO MOVE ON TO OLD BUSINESS

[2A. Discussion and possible action on the election of Community Development Commission (CDC) officers.]

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON ELECTION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION OFFICERS.

UH, SO AS A MENTIONED BEFORE, I'M NOT PERSONALLY NOT SEEKING, UH, TO CONTINUE TO CHAIR COMMISSION, SO WE'LL NEED TO ELECT A NEW CHAIR.

UH, AND WE ALSO WILL BE LIKE BEING A NEW VICE CHAIR.

UM, UH, VICE CHAIR, LOUIE IS, UH, SAID THAT SHE WILL NOT BE SEEKING REELECTION EITHER.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE SOMEONE OR YOURSELF, NOW'S THE TIME THAT WE CAN OPEN THE FLOOR FOR NOMINATIONS AND I'LL LOOK FOR HANDS OR OTHERWISE SPEAK UP IF I CAN'T SEE EVERYONE ON THE SCREEN, UH,

[2B. Discussion and possible action on the appointment of commissioners and election of the Chair to the CDC Housing Committee. (Part 1 of 2)]

I RECOMMEND COMMISSIONER POPE AS CHAIR.

WE HAVE A NOMINATION OF

[00:05:01]

COMMISSIONER POT, UM, COMMISSIONER POP, I GUESS.

DO YOU ACCEPT THE NOMINATION? DO YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT IT? UM, IF YOU CONSIDER SHARING, UM, UM, WELL I'M HONORED TO BE NOMINATED AS CHAIR.

UH, I, I GUESS I'D PREFER TO BE VICE CHAIR, BUT THAT'S UP TO THE COMMISSION.

OKAY.

UM, I THINK WE SHOULD MAKE SURE THAT WE GET ALL NOMINATIONS IN BEFORE WE TAKE ANY KIND OF A VOTE.

SO IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WHO, UH, WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE SOMEONE OR THEMSELVES FOR CHAIR? SOUNDS LIKE COMMISSIONER POP IS INTERESTED IN BEING VICE CHAIR.

SO IF WE HAVE SOMEBODY WHO MIGHT BE A COMMISSIONER AT COSTCO, I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE COMMISSIONER OF MONEY FOR SURE.

YEAH.

OKAY.

WELL THE NOMINATION FOR COMMISSIONER MOTWANI UM, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY ANYTHING COMMISSIONER MOTWANI I'M SORRY TO ASK A REAL QUESTION.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY? YES, WE, YEAH, WE CAN ABSOLUTELY HEAR YOU.

UM, WELL I'M HONORED AND, UH, CERTAINLY, UH, I WOULD CERTAINLY BE HONORED TO SERVE AS CHAIR OR RUN FOR THE SAME.

UH, AND I ALSO, UH, UH, WOULD BE HONORED TO SERVE, UH, WITH COMMISSIONER JUST TO BE CLEAR, SO, UH, HAPPY TO TAKE THE NOMINATION AND, UH, SEE WHERE WE GO WITH THIS.

OKAY.

UH, THANKS COMMISSIONER.

SO WE HAVE TO, UH, DO WE HAVE ANY, ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS? AND I THINK WHAT WE CAN DO THEN IS JUST GIVE A LAST WORD AND, AND, UM, UH, STAFF, DO WE NEED, UM, ERICA OR, UH, ALISA, DO WE NEED A SECOND? WE'RE GOING TO NEED A SECOND FOR EACH NOMINATION.

IS THAT CORRECT? YES, THAT IS CORRECT.

IN A, IN ACCEPTING A NOMINATION.

DOESN'T COUNT AS BEING SECOND.

AND I GUESS LIKE YOU CAN'T SECOND YOURSELF.

YOU CAN NOMINATE YOURSELF, RIGHT? OKAY.

YEAH.

SO YOU CAN NOMINATE YOURSELF.

SO, UH, OKAY, EXCELLENT.

SO WE HAVE TWO NOMINATIONS ON THE FLOOR RIGHT NOW.

CAN WE GET, DO WE HAVE A SECOND, MR. CHAIR? I'D LIKE TO SECOND THE NOMINATION OF COMMISSIONER MOTWANI AND DECLINED THE NOMINATION MYSELF AS CHAIR.

OKAY, EXCELLENT.

SO WE HAVE A ONE NOMINATION ACTIVE RIGHT NOW.

UH, I'LL WAIT A COUPLE OF SECONDS TO SEE IF ANYONE ELSE HAS ANOTHER NOMINATION FOR CHAIR, BUT RIGHT NOW WE HAVE, UH, UH, ONE PERSON NOMINATED.

AND SECOND FOR CHAIR, COMMISSIONER MOTWANI EXCUSE ME.

I NEED A QUESTIONNAIRE.

YES, SIR.

COMMISSIONER TOLERANT.

POP WANTED TO GO TO ASSISTANT CHAIR, RIGHT? OKAY.

SHE SAID SHE'D BE INTERESTED IN BEING VICE CHAIR, CORRECT.

OKAY.

AND THEN WE GOING PUT CHAIR IS MR. WHO? COMMISSIONER MOTWANI.

OKAY.

SPELL THAT FOR ME, PLEASE.

M O T W A I W A N I M O T W A N I THANKS, MR. CHAIR.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

I WANT TO JUST INTERJECT.

THIS IS LISA THAT, UH, COMMISSIONER DELGADO IS STILL TRYING TO JOIN IF WE WANT TO GIVE IT A COUPLE OF MINUTES.

OKAY.

I'M SORRY.

I DID SEE HER NAME UP THERE, BUT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GONE.

SO, SO I THINK SHE'S GOING TO DIAL IN MR. MAYS.

HIS NAME DOES NOT SEEM TO BE ON THE LIST.

I DIDN'T NOT GET A, UM, AN RSVP FROM HER, SO I DON'T THINK SHE'S GOING TO BE HERE.

COMMISSIONER CHAIR.

YEP.

WELL, MY NOMINATION, I LIKE TO REVISE IT AND I'LL GO AHEAD AND GO IN WITH COMMISSIONER MOTWANI AS THE CHAIR AND COMMISSIONER PAUL FOR THE VICE CHAIR.

THANK YOU.

I SEE A COMMISSIONER DELGADO BACK UP ON THE SCREEN.

I DON'T KNOW IF SHE CAN HEAR US OR IF SHE'S JUST, SHE CAN PARTICIPATE AT ALL.

LOOKS LIKE SHE'S ON THE ATTENDEES LIST.

SADLY.

[00:10:01]

SHE'S NOT ABLE TO BE ADMITTED.

SO WE'RE HAVING HER CALL IN.

OKAY.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

NO PROBLEM.

AND I'LL FILL HER IN REAL QUICK ON MORE RED ON THIS SO SHE CAN PARTICIPATE.

HEY THERE, THIS IS ERICA LEE.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM, WHICH I BELIEVE IS, UM, VOTING ON THE, HOW WELL MAY MAYBE MOVE A COUPLE OF ITEMS THEN THIS DOWN AND THEN COME BACK TO THIS.

OKAY.

YEAH, WE COULD JUST SKIP TO ITEM

[2C. Briefing, discussion and possible action on items brought forward by the Reimagining Public Safety Working Group (Chair Deshotel and Commissioners Acosta, Sloan and Woods)]

TWO C REAL QUICK.

UH, THE BRIEFING DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON ITEMS. UM, BROUGHT FORTH ABOUT REIMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY WORKING GROUP.

THE WORKING GROUP DID NOT MEET, UH, I DID INTEND ON BRINGING A DRAFT OF SOMETHING, WHICH I DID NOT DO, UH, SO I WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON THAT AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL, WE'LL GET TO MEET BEFORE NEXT MEETING, BUT, UM, I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO SHOW THE COMMISSION TODAY.

UM, WE CAN, UH, CONTINUE TO MOVE ON TO IF WE WANT.

UM, I, IF I COULD INTERRUPT, THIS IS LISA.

UM, I'M

[4A. Discussion and possible action regarding 2021 CDC Meeting Calendar]

SUGGESTING THAT YOU LOOK AHEAD TO FOUR A, WHICH IS TO APPROVE THE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 2021.

YEAH.

YEAH.

OKAY.

UH, THANKS LISA.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO FILL, UH, THE COMMISSIONERS IN, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE, UH, THERE MAY BE OTHER TIMES AVAILABLE FOR US, UH, IN THE EVENING, BUT IT WON'T BE A CONSISTENT DAY OF THE WEEK IF THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING CURRENTLY OUR OLD TIME WAS OF COURSE, SIX, SIX 30 ON TUESDAY OR 6:00 PM ON TUESDAY.

UM, IS THAT CORRECT? WE HAVE SOME MORE FLEXIBILITY, BUT, BUT WE MAY NOT BE ON A CONSISTENT DAY.

THAT IS WHAT I WAS TOLD.

AND I HAVE ALSO JUST RECEIVED A CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER AND WE DO HAVE AN EVENING SLOT ON OUR USUAL DATES, SO THAT'S GOOD NEWS.

OKAY.

BUT IT'S NOT GUARANTEED GOING FORWARD.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

SO THAT MEANS IT WOULD BE OUR SORT OF DEFAULT DAY, BUT THERE MAY BE TIMES WHERE IT'S NOT AVAILABLE.

YES.

OKAY.

IF WE GO WITH OUR DEFAULT DAY, THERE'S A LIKELIHOOD THAT, WELL, IT'S JUST KIND OF A TOSS OF THE COIN, WHETHER WE WOULD HAVE AN EVENING SLOT OR AN AFTERNOON OR MORNING.

OKAY.

IS THERE A TIME OR TWO WHERE WE HAVE A MORE CONSISTENT, UH, OPPORTUNITY TO, TO KEEP THE TIME, THE EVENING TIME? UM, LET ME LOOK INTO THAT.

I DON'T OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

NO.

OR ANYTIME, ANY TIME SLOT THAT MIGHT BE A LITTLE MORE CONSISTENT, LESS VARIABLE FOR SURE.

THERE'S A POSSIBILITY FOR A FRIDAY EVENING, WHICH I DON'T KNOW HOW, WHAT THE WILL IS ABOUT THAT.

I WONDER WHY THAT'S NOT A POPULAR TIME FOR PEOPLE.

UM, OKAY.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE ANY OTHER TIMES THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR US TO CHOOSE FROM? THIS IS ERICA LAKE.

MY UNDERSTANDING FROM THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE IS THAT WE WOULD HAVE THE BEST LUCK GETTING A CONSISTENT TIME IF WE ACTUALLY STAY WITH THE NORMAL CDC TIME.

UM, OTHER THAN THE FRIDAY, I HAVE NOT HEARD OF ANY OTHER OPTIONS WHERE WE WOULD BE LIKELY TO GET THIS THE SAME TIME CONSISTENTLY.

OKAY.

WELL, I MEAN, PERSONALLY, I CAN SAY THAT WE'VE HAD A PRETTY GOOD RECORD OF A QUORUM, UH, AT THAT TIME.

SO OTHER COMMISSIONERS, DO YOU ALL HAVE THOUGHTS ON, UH, CHANGING THE TIME? UM, OR KEEPING IT THE SAME SIX 30 ON TUESDAYS? UH, 20.

I FEEL FINE WITH THAT.

OKAY.

UH, I KNOW THAT THE TIME DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING, LIKE RIGHT NOW HAS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR, UM, FOR SOME FOLKS.

SO I THINK THAT EVENING TOWN SENTENCE EVENING TIME SOUNDS LIKE IT'S GOING TO BE THE BEST ONE FOR US.

UH, SO ARE WE GOING TO NEED TO, I GUESS, MAKE THEM HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND AND TAKE A VOTE ON THAT? YES.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER TO, UH, WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CHANGING THE TIME AND THE DATE? THE REASON I'M WANTING

[00:15:01]

TO KNOW IS THIS IS, UH, UH, WE EVER GOING TO GET BACK INTO THE BUILDING TO MEET, UH, WE ALWAYS GOING TO BE ON A TELEPHONE COUNTRY.

YEAH.

I THINK THE IDEA IS THAT WE GO BACK INTO THE BUILDING.

UM, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE VOTING ON RIGHT NOW IS TO LIKE, HAVE OUR NORMAL TIME POST PANDEMIC TO BE BACK AT SIX 30 IN THE BUILDING AT CITY HALL, UM, ON TUESDAYS, UH, AT SIX 30.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ACTUALLY VOTING ON.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

AND ESSENTIALLY WE'RE VOTING TO KEEP IT TO THE WAY IT WAS BEFORE.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

SO WE'LL NEED A MOTION IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE ONE.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER CHILD WILL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE KEEP A REGULAR TIME.

OKAY.

WE HAVE A MOTION COMMISSIONERS, 20 I'LL SECOND THAT MOTION.

OKAY.

WE'VE GOT A SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER.

ALL IN FAVOR.

SAY AYE.

ALL OPPOSED.

SAY NAY.

OKAY.

IT SOUNDS LIKE A UNANIMOUS VOTE TO KEEP THE TIME THE SAME.

UM, WOULD YOU LIKE US TO MOVE TO FOR BEING PRESENTATION OF THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY CLIMATE PLAN REVISION? UM,

[2B. Discussion and possible action on the appointment of commissioners and election of the Chair to the CDC Housing Committee. (Part 2 of 2)]

AT THIS TIME WE HAVE COMMISSIONER DELGADO'S SO YOU CAN GO BACK TO THE ELECTION OFFICERS.

OKAY.

UH, HOW COMMISSIONER DELGADO WELCOME.

UM, JUST TO CATCH YOU UP.

HELLO? HELLO.

JUST TO CATCH YOU UP.

I CAN SEE, I CAN SEE ALL OF YOU OBJECT.

YOU ALL CAN'T SEE ME.

SO I'M, FOR SOME REASON IT'S NOT ALLOWING ME TO, TO GET INTO, BUT I CAN SEE ALL OF YOU OFF.

UM, BUT I DID MISS.

I KNOW Y'ALL WERE HAVING THE DISCUSSION, SO I MISSED THE LAST PART OF IT AND I HEARD YOUR PART, BUT I DIDN'T HEAR THE LAST OF IT.

OKAY.

UM, SO ESSENTIALLY, UH, COMMISSIONER MOTWANI HAS RECEIVED THREE NOMINATIONS, UM, COMMISSIONER POP, COMMISSIONER, YOUNG AND COMMISSIONER KOSTA, UM, AND COMMISSIONER POP HAS RECEIVED ONE NOMINATION FOR VICE CHAIR.

AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.

SO WE ARE ABOUT TO CLOSE NOMINATIONS FOR SHARE.

SO IF YOU HAVE A NOMINATION OR YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE ONE, NOW'S THE TIME FOR, SO FOR A, IS THERE A NOMINATION FOR CHAIR? ARE THERE, THOSE ARE JUST NOMINATIONS FOR VICE NOMINATIONS FOR CHAIR WE'RE WE'RE STARTING CHAIR.

OKAY.

OKAY, GREAT.

SO THE NOMINATION FOR, UM, FOR THE TWO THAT WERE JUST MENTIONED ARE FOR CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR, CORRECT? I WAS JUST, I WAS JUST TELLING YOU WHAT'S, WHAT'S TAKEN PLACE SO FAR, BUT RIGHT NOW, REALLY ONLY DOING THE CHAIR, WE'RE ONLY TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR CHAIR AND VOTING FOR CHAIR RIGHT NOW.

AND THEN WE'LL DO VICE CHAIR.

I AM GOING TO TAKE THE VOTE ALREADY OR THAT'S ALREADY.

OKAY.

NO, W WE, WE WILL, WE WANTED TO WAIT FOR YOU TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FIRST BEFORE WE TOOK A VOTE.

OKAY.

UM, WELL, UM, I'M READY TO VOTE WHENEVER YOU'RE READY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO, UH, IF WE DON'T HAVE ANY MORE NOMINATIONS FOR CHAIR, I'LL GO AHEAD AND CLOSE NOMINATIONS FOR CHAIR.

UM, WE ONLY HAVE ONE NOMINEE, SO, BUT I THINK WE STILL SHOULD VOTE.

SO, UH, ALL IN FAVOR OF COMMISSIONER MOTWANI AS CHAIR, UH, FOR THE NEXT TERM, UH, SAY, AYE.

HI.

IF YOU CAN KEEP YOUR HANDS UP.

THAT WOULD BE TERRIFIC FOR ABOUT A MINUTE.

OKAY.

WE'LL COUNT.

YEAH.

OKAY.

YEAH.

AND, UM, AND COMMISSIONER DELGADO'S HAND IS UP COMMISSIONER DOLLIVER.

OKAY, GREAT.

WELL, WE DEFINITELY HAVE THE NUMBERS, SO ALL, ALL OPPOSED.

SAY NAY, AUDIBLY, PLEASE.

I DON'T SEE ANY HANDS.

I DON'T HEAR ANYONE.

SO, UH, COMMISSIONER MOTWANI BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT IS A NEW CHAIR.

SO CONGRATULATIONS, COMMISSIONER, MY WHINY.

CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UH, CHAIRMAN JOE, AND I MIGHT JUST BE ABLE TO SAY SOMETHING, UH, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP.

UH, UH, FROM THE TIME I JOINED, UH, I KNOW THAT YOU, AND AT THE TIME VICE CHAIR, UH, DADADA WERE STEWARDING OVER A REALLY DIFFICULT PERIOD.

AND, UH, I'VE, I'VE WATCHED, UH, YOU STEWARD OVER MANY, MANY DIFFERENT, UH, POINTS OF VIEW AND DIFFICULT TIMES WITH THE COMMUNITY AND, UH, BRING THIS COMMISSION TO A PLACE WHERE WE'RE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY WELL POSITIONED TO, TO MAKE, UH, I THINK EVEN MORE SALIENT MOVES, UH, TO STRENGTHEN THE COMMUNITY.

AND I, I JUST, I JUST REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE IT, UH,

[00:20:01]

YOU KNOW, SERVING UNDER YOUR LEADERSHIP AS, AS WELL AS, UM, YOU KNOW, THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR VETERANS, UM, MEMBERS HERE AS I'VE NAMED THE COMMISSIONER NOVATO AND, AND UNIQUELY COMMISSIONER POP, UH, WHO, WHO IS ALSO TAUGHT ME QUITE A BIT.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

YEAH.

AND SO, UM, YEAH, CONGRATULATIONS.

AND WE'RE GONNA NOW MOVE TO NOMINATIONS FOR VICE CHAIR.

UM, I BELIEVE, UH, COMMISSIONER YOUNG, YOU, YOU HAD MADE A NOMINATION.

DO YOU WANT TO, UM, MAKE THAT NOMINATION ONE MORE TIME? OKAY.

COMMISSIONER YOUNG.

OKAY.

WHAT'S THE NOMINATION FOR VICE CHAIR.

WE HAVE A NOMINATION FOR COMMISSIONER.

SHE HAS EXPRESSED INTEREST, UM, IN ACCEPTING THAT NOMINATION STILL NEED A SECOND AND WE'RE STILL OPEN FOR ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS AS WELL.

COMMISSIONER TALER.

I HEARD YOU SPEAKING ABOUT MAKE THE NOMINATION OF SECONDS.

OKAY.

SO WE HAVE A NOMINATION AND A SECOND FOR COMMISSIONER POP.

I'LL LEAVE THE FLOOR OPEN FOR ANY OTHER POTENTIAL NOMINATIONS FOR A FEW MORE MOMENTS, JUST TO GIVE EVERYONE AN OPPORTUNITY.

SO IF THERE ARE NO MORE NOMINATIONS FOR VICE-CHAIR, WE'LL CLOSE THE NOMINATIONS AND WE WILL TAKE A VOTE ALL IN FAVOR OF CONFIRMING COMMISSIONER POP AS VICE CHAIR, PLEASE SAY, AYE, OR RAISE YOUR HAND, KEEP IT UP.

HI, MR. MOTWANI AS WELL.

EMOTIONAL TOLERANCE.

I ALL RIGHT.

I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE UNANIMOUS, BUT JUST IN CASE, ALL OPPOSED, SAY NAY OR RAISE YOUR HAND.

OKAY.

NOT HEARING ANY BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT.

UH, THE CDC, UH, COMMISSIONER POP IS THE NEW VICE CHAIR.

CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING AT ALL, BUT, UM, BUT WE DO APPRECIATE IT.

OKAY.

SO WITH THAT, UM, I THINK I WILL PROBABLY JUST CONTINUE TO JUST SHARE THIS MEETING.

UH, PROBABLY BE THE SIMPLEST THING.

UM, AND THEN WE'LL JUST, YOU KNOW, TAKE OVER FROM THERE, UH, MOVING FORWARD.

SO DO WE WANT TO GO BACK UP TWO OR THREE, A BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION ON THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT ANGELS AND BRONTO MANAGEMENT NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES.

ALRIGHT.

ALRIGHT.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

ANGELS AND PRONTO.

CAN YOU HEAR

[3A. Briefing and discussion on the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) (Angel Zambrano, Manager, Neighborhood Services Unit, Austin Public Health)]

ME? YES, SIR.

OKAY, GOOD.

NOW WE'RE NOT ABLE TO LOG ON TO SO I CAN SEE YOU GUYS.

UM, SO JUST, UH, SPEAK.

UM, THIS IS FOR THE OCTOBER 13TH REPORT, UH, AS YOU GUYS ALL KNOW, WE RECEIVE FUNDING FROM THE TEXAS, UM, STATE AND THE STATE OF TEXAS TO PROVIDE BASIC NEEDS FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, CASE MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS.

I THINK YOU HAVE THE REPORT IN YOUR BACKUP.

THE FIRST PAGE HAS OUR BUDGET AND WE ARE ON TRACK TO EXPAND THESE PLANS.

BY THE END OF THE YEAR, IF YOU GO TO PAGE NUMBER TWO, JUST A COUPLE OF HIGHLIGHTS, UH, EVEN THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC.

AND WHEN WE CLOSED OUR NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS BACK ON MARCH 17TH, UH, TO THE PUBLIC, UH, WE CONTINUED TO, TO PIVOT AND CREATE NEW PROCESSES TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY FOOD ACCESS TO FOLKS, UM, EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OR RENT AND UTILITIES.

UH, OUR TRANSITION GOAL IS SET BY THE STATE AND THAT WAS 43 TRANSITIONS OUT OF POVERTY.

UM, I'M VERY HAPPY TO SAY THAT WE WERE ABLE TO GET THE 25, UH, EVEN THROUGH THIS CRAZY SITUATION.

UH, WE'RE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO GET TO THAT GOAL.

UM, BUT THE STATE OF HAPPY THAT WE WERE ABLE TO GET TO 25, UM, THROUGH OCTOBER, UH, WE ARE ALSO TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY AT THIS TIME TO REVAMP AND SORT OF BE IN PANTS, OUR CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, AS WE LOOK TO THE FUTURE AND REINTEGRATING BACK INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS AND BRINGING IN THE PUBLIC AGAIN.

UM, IF YOU GO DOWN TO SOME OF OUR OUTCOMES, UH, LIKE THE HIGHLIGHT FOR E HOUSEHOLDS WHO HAVE WEIGHTED EVICTION ABOUT 810 HOUSEHOLDS, WE'VE ASSISTED, OUR TARGET WAS 500 AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR.

UM, SO WE'VE DEFINITELY DONE A LOT MORE THAN THAT.

UM, A LOT OF THAT IS RENT.

UH, WE ALSO HAVE UTILITY PAYMENTS, UH, THE SERVICE FOR

[00:25:02]

L 228.

PEOPLE SERVED WITH OUR PLUS ONE, UH, FUNDING.

IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THAT PAGE, I'LL GIVE SOME PROGRAMMATIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES.

WE'RE VERY EXCITED THAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS PANDEMIC, AGAIN, WE'LL CONTINUE TO GROW.

UM, WE'RE VERY LUCKY.

WE ONBOARDED TWO PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES, ONE FOR OUR ST JOHN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER.

AND ONE FOR I'M ON TOP OF LIST NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER.

THAT'S JUST ABOUT TO OPEN UP.

UH, WE ALSO ADDED AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE AT THE BLACK ONE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER AND TO COMMUNITY WORKERS.

WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT TO HIRE TWO MORE COMMUNITY WORKERS AND ANOTHER ADMIN FOR OUR MONTOPOLIS LOCATION.

SO WE ARE IN A GOOD PLACE AS WE LOOK TO THE FUTURE.

NUMBER TWO.

OKAY.

AS I'VE TOLD YOU, BEFORE WE POSTED ON MARCH 16TH, WHERE WE CONTINUE TO DO RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE IN FOOD PANTRY, CURBSIDE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

NOW I'M GO TO NUMBER THREE.

I'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THAT AS A SEPARATE ITEM TODAY.

UM, THE TEXAS, EXCUSE ME, THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS ASKS US TO PRESENT OUR STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS, UM, THAT ARE PART OF THEIR, UM, REQUIREMENTS FOR US TO RECEIVE FUNDING, UH, THOSE GOALS, UM, UPPER SAMPLES, AND IN A FEW MINUTES, UM, THEY CAN BE ALIGNED WITH OUR, UM, COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND, UM, THEY ARE ON A SPECIAL WORKSHEET.

SO IT WILL BE PRESENTED IN THAT MANNER.

I THINK YOU GUYS HAVE THOSE IN YOUR BACKUP AS WELL.

AND WE NEED FOR YOU GUYS TO, YOU KNOW, LISTEN TO MY PRESENTATION AND THEN ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY, AND THEN, UM, UH, HOPEFULLY APPROVE THE GOALS.

NUMBER FOUR, KAREN ZACK CSBG FUNDING.

AS I MENTIONED A FEW MONTHS AGO, WE RECEIVED ALMOST $1.5 MILLION TO ASSIST FOLKS WITH, UH, RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

AND WE'RE MOVING THROUGH THE PROCESS.

WE'VE IDENTIFIED THE AUSTIN AREA, URBAN LEAGUE.

THEY'VE BEEN APPROVED BY COUNCIL TO BE OUR FISCAL AGENT FOR THIS CONTRACT.

SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

AND HOPEFULLY VERY SOON, WE'LL BE ABLE TO, UM, TO GET THOSE FUNDS ACTIVATED AND, UH, HELP THE FOLKS IN, IN NEED.

UH, NUMBER FIVE, WE RECEIVED SOME CSBG DISCRETIONARY FUNDING THIS SUMMER ABOUT $54,000.

WE'VE FULLY EXPENDED THAT, UH, THROUGH AUGUST 31ST, WE WERE ABLE TO ASSIST ABOUT 148 INDIVIDUALS SUBWAY EVICTION WITH THOSE FUNDS.

SO THAT WAS EXCITING.

UH, NUMBER SIX OFF THE ENERGY PLUS ONE PROGRAM, WE'RE GRATEFUL TO AUSTIN ENERGY.

THEY CONTINUE TO PROVIDE US WITH FUNDING TO HELP THOSE FOLKS WHO ARE BEHIND ON THEIR UTILITY BILLS.

UM, AND WE JUST RECEIVED ANOTHER $35,000 AS OF OCTOBER 1ST.

SO WE'RE HELPING FOLKS WITH THAT TOO.

THERE'S A SUCCESS STORY ON THIS INVITE, YOU GUYS TO TAKE THE TIME.

SO WE'D SPEND, AT SOME POINT IT DOES RELATE TO COVID-19 AND THE RESPONSE BY OUR PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN REASSIGNED TO WORK THE BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICAL HOTLINE.

SO INSTEAD OF DOING THE CASE MANAGEMENT WORK THAT THEY WERE DOING AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER AND TO COMMUNITY HEALTH HUBS, WHICH HAVE BECOME IMPOSSIBLE, THEY ARE ACTUALLY DOING A LOT OF GOOD WORK AT THAT, UM, HOTLINE THROUGH AUGUST.

I BELIEVE THERE WERE, IT RESPONDED TO ABOUT 57,000 CALLS, UM, WHICH I THINK COMES BACK TO AROUND LIKE 8,000 CALLS PER NURSE SINCE THE PENDANT KIT.

SO THEY'VE BEEN VERY BUSY.

THEY'RE TAKING CALLS FROM THE PUBLIC AND ANSWERING ALL KINDS OF QUESTIONS THAT RELATE TO COVID.

AND THAT COMPLETES MY FIRST PART OF THE PRESENTATION.

UM, YOU MAY BE MUTED.

OH, SORRY.

YEAH, I WAS, I WAS DEFINITELY MUTED.

UM, LET'S SEE.

OKAY.

SO WE ARE NOW ON, UH, THREE B,

[3B. Presentation, discussion and possible action on the 2020 – 2024 Neighborhood Services Strategic Plan (Angel Zambrano, Manager, Neighborhood Services Unit, Austin Public Health).]

WHICH IS THE SECOND PART, THE PRESENTATION DISCUSSION POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE 20, 20 TO 2024 NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES, STRATEGIC PLAN ANGEL, I THINK COMMISSIONER.

YEAH, I CAN'T SEE, LIKE I SAID, I CAN'T SEE THIS SCREEN, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

YEAH, YEAH.

I'M SORRY.

YEAH, I LOST, I HAD LOST MY PLACE ON MY SCREEN AS WELL.

OKAY.

I COULDN'T FIND MY, UH, MY AGENDA, SO MY APOLOGIES.

ALL RIGHT.

TOTALLY UNDERSTAND.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, AS I MENTIONED A LITTLE BIT, A COUPLE OF MINUTES AGO, UH, THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING COMMUNITY

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AFFAIRS, UH, REQUIRES US TO DO A STRATEGIC PLAN FIVE YEARS OUT AND TO PRESENT THE STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS, UH, TO THE COMMISSION.

SO, UH, AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH HAS ITS OWN STRATEGIC PLAN AND ABOUT OVERARCHING KIND OF THE BIG ONE.

AND THEN THE NEW SERVICES UNIT, UH, SUBMITS A SPECIFIC STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS FOR THE WORK THAT'S SUPPORTED BY OUR CSBG, UH, FUNDING, THE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS, AND ALSO TO ALIGN AND MEET TDAC EXPECTATIONS.

UM, THE FIRST PART THAT I IN YOUR BACKUP IS A WORD DOC.

UM, THAT'S THE FORMAT THAT THE STATE REQUIRES US TO SUBMIT THIS AS A, SO I JUST KIND OF GO OVER SOME OF IT AND KIND OF HIGHLIGHT SOME THINGS THAT I THINK WOULD BE OF INTEREST TO YOU GUYS, AS YOU KNOW, 2020 HAS BEEN A UNIT OR A MEMBER DOING THIS PANDEMIC.

WE'VE HAD TO ADAPT.

AND SO UNPREDICTABLE CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE THE PREDICTABLE NEEDS OF OUR NEIGHBORS CENTERS, COMMUNITIES.

AND I THINK I'VE PRESENTED THAT OVER THE MONTH ALREADY.

SO I WON'T GO INTO DETAIL WITH THAT, UM, TO DEVELOP THESE GOALS, UH, THAT ARE SUPPORTED BY CSBG.

UH, WE MET WITH STAFF, UH, WE ALSO HAD MEETINGS WITH, UH, COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND A SURVEY THAT WENT OUT TO FOLKS.

AND, UM, IF YOU GO TO PAGE NUMBER TWO OF THAT DOCUMENT THAT HAS THE PURPOSE, UM, I WON'T LEAVE THE PURPOSE.

THAT'S RIGHT THERE FOR YOU.

I'LL KIND OF GO DOWN TO NUMBER THREE, THE MANDATES, THE G AND T HCA, PRETTY CLEAR, YOU KNOW, TO REDUCE POVERTY, TO REVITALIZE LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES, OUR FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS TO BECOME SELF SUFFICIENT, TO MEET ORGANIZATIONAL STANDARDS FROM TMCA TO PROVIDE CASE MANAGEMENT TO OUR CLIENTS AND TO TRANSITION 43 CLIENTS OUT OF POVERTY EACH YEAR.

AND WE DO THAT THROUGH A VARIETY OF SERVICES, WHETHER IT'S TARGETING BASIC NEEDS, THE MENTAL HEALTH CASE MANAGEMENT WITH OUR SOCIAL WORKERS AND EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT AS WELL.

IF YOU KIND OF GO DOWN AND YOU SEE THE CITY OF AUSTIN VALUES AND EXPECTATIONS, THE PRIDE VALUES THAT I'M SURE YOU'RE ALL WELL AWARE OF PUBLIC SERVICE, RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY, INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE SEEING THAT INCLUSION AND ETHICS AND INTEGRITY.

YEAH.

THE VISION AND MISSION AUSTIN, PUBLIC HEALTHCARE AS WELL.

AND THE CORE PURPOSE I'D LIKE TO SKIP DOWN TO NUMBER THREE, HAVE A SUMMARY OF OUR STRENGTHS, INTERESTS, AND CHALLENGES.

AS WE WERE WORKING THROUGH THESE GOALS, I'D BE HAPPY TO SAY THAT SOME OF OUR STRENGTHS ARE, WE HAVE A REALLY GOOD, SOLID INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM APPROACH.

AS YOU GUYS KNOW, WE HAVE COMMUNITY WORKERS, SOCIAL WORKERS, NURSES, MANAGERS, COMMUNITY, HEALTH WORKERS, ALL WORKING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT AND EMPOWER A COMMUNITY, BOTH IN TERMS OF REDACTS AS EMPLOYMENTS OR SNAP BENEFITS, ET CETERA.

WE HAVE GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE EVERY YEAR.

WE GET REALLY POSITIVE CLIENT FEEDBACK.

I THINK I PRESENTED THIS BACK IN JANUARY AND THE RESULT OF THAT, WE HAVE A DIVERSITY OF STAFF THAT COME WITH LIVED EXPERIENCE, UM, OUR FOOD ACCESS PROGRAMS THAN OTHER STRENGTH OF OURS.

WE REALLY DO A LOT OF COLLABORATION WITH THE CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK, HEB WHOLE FOODS, UH, TO BE ABLE TO RECEIVE, UM, PERISHABLE AND NONPERISHABLE FOODS OR A COMMUNITY.

AND THE BIGGEST THING, I THINK THE BIGGEST STRENGTH THAT WE HAVE IS THAT WE'RE, IT'S THREE SERVICES.

THIS IS AT NO COST TO OUR FOLKS GO TO THE NEXT PAGE.

UH, SOME WEAKNESSES THAT WE IDENTIFIED OR WERE IDENTIFIED WAS A LACK OF SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE.

UM, I THINK WHEN I CAME ON BOARD, WE WERE STILL PRETTY OLD SCHOOL.

A LOT OF, UM, WE RELIED A LOT ON WORD OF MOUTH, UH, FLYERS, THAT TYPE OF THING.

UM, AND THE COMMUNITY IS REALLY GOOD ABOUT LETTING EACH OTHER KNOW ABOUT OUR SERVICES AND THAT WE EXIST, BUT WE'VE BEEN WORKING A LOT MORE PROACTIVELY, UM, IN THE LAST YEAR, YEAR AND A HALF TO, TO HAVE MORE OF A SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE.

SO WE'RE WORKING WITH OUR PIO AND, UM, HELP HAVING THEM HELP US WITH THE WEBSITE, UH, WITH FACEBOOK AND ALL THOSE THINGS.

AND I THINK IT'S MADE, UH, STARTING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, UM, THAT GOES ALONG WITH THE PROMOTION AND OUTREACH THROUGH A VERY GOOD ABOUT DOING IT, YOU KNOW, ONE PERSON AT A TIME, OR TRYING TO DO IT A LITTLE BIT MORE PLANNED THAN MORE, UM, SORT OF, UH, PUTTING BLAST OUT THERE.

UH, FUNDING AND BUDGETING IS ALWAYS A CRISPY SCENE.

IT'S A WEAKNESS IT'S SORT OF ON THE WHIMS OF GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS, BUT SO FAR WE'VE RECEIVED, UH, YOU KNOW, FUNDING TO CONTINUE PROVIDING EXCELLENT SERVICES WITH JUST CARES THAT FUNDING WILL BE

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ABLE TO DO EVEN MORE.

UM, IF YOU GET ONTO OPPORTUNITIES, UM, FINDING SATELLITE LOCATIONS TO PROVIDE OUR SERVICES WAS SOMETHING THAT I THOUGHT WAS, UH, WAS A GOOD, GOOD THING WE COULD DO.

AND WE STARTED THAT AND WE JUST STARTED, WE JUST GOT GOING WITH THAT BACK IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH, OR WHENEVER YOU GUYS REMEMBER, WE OPENED UP A YMC NORRIS, AND WE'RE ABOUT TO OPEN UP AT THE YMCA EAST AND THEN THE PANDEMIC KIT.

SO WE EVEN TEST DEFINITELY GOING TO BE A BIG FOCUS OF OURS ONCE WE REINTEGRATE INTO OUR CENTERS, UM, WRAPAROUND SERVICES WAS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY THAT WE SAW.

WE HAVE A LOT OF PARTNERS, WHETHER THEY'RE IN THE BUILDINGS WITH US OR THEIR HEALTHCARE, AND WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING ON THAT, UM, CHILDISH INC WITH WIC, WITH THE WORKFORCE, ET CETERA, UH, SOME THREATS.

UH, AGAIN, I MENTIONED THAT ON THE NATIONAL BUDGET AND FUNDING, IT'S ALWAYS CONTENTIOUS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE, UM, TO BE HONEST, BOTH SIDES WHERE WE WANT TO CUT OUR SERVICES EVERY YEAR.

AND THEN AT THE END, THEY COME UP WITH A COMPROMISE, BUT THEN LUCKY THAT WE CONTINUE TO GET THE FUNDING, UM, UNDOCUMENTED CLIENTS FEARFUL OF APPLYING FOR SERVICES WAS SEEN AS A THREAT WHEN WE WERE DOING THIS, BUT I THINK WE'VE DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB OF GETTING THE WORD OUT THAT, THAT THAT IS NOT AN ISSUE FOR US.

AND WE HAVE VERY, VERY LONG TERM EMPLOYEES WITHIN OUR UNITS THAT HAVE REALLY STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH COMMUNITY AGENCIES.

SO I BELIEVE THAT'S NOT SO MUCH OF A THREAT ANYMORE.

UM, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE LENGTHY COMPLICATED, BUT WE HAVE TO ABIDE BY THEM IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO GET THE FUNDING.

SO THAT'S THERE FOR GOOD AND THE POLITICAL CLIMATE AGAIN, AND LEGISLATION TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME, FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LEVELS.

YOU GO TO THE NEXT PAGE ABOUT KEY, STRATEGIC ISSUES IDENTIFIED.

UM, YOU LOOK AT THOSE AT THE MIDDLE OF THE PAGE, INCREASING OUR PROGRAM OUTCOMES, ENSURING COMPLIANCE WITH CSBG ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, VERY IMPORTANT, UM, IMPROVING OUR MARKETING AND OUTREACH AND EDUCATION TO THE COMMUNITY.

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER WITH HER AN OPPORTUNITY, UM, HE'S AND PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING EMPLOYEE WELLNESS AND EMPLOYEE CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND RETENTION EFFORTS, UH, WAS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT TO US AS WE LISTENED TO OUR WORKFORCE AND WHAT THEY WANTED IN TERMS OF SUPPORT.

UH, WE NEED TO HAVE HEALTHY EMPLOYEES, HAPPY EMPLOYEES, FOLKS THAT CAN COME INTO OUR OFFICE WITH ENTHUSIASM AND BUOYANCY TO DO THE DIFFICULT WORK THAT WE DO DAY IN AND DAY OUT.

AND NUMBER FIVE, IMPROVE COORDINATION AND COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PROGRAMS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS THAT DEFINITELY COULD ALWAYS BE IMPROVED.

AND THEN WE CAME UP WITH, UH, WITH THE GOALS AND THEIR FORMAT AS WELL.

SO THAT WOULD BE THE I'M ASSUMING I CAN'T SEE YOU A BACKUP, BUT THERE SHOULD BE A SECOND WORKSHEET DOCUMENT IN YOUR BACKUP THAT GOES OVER THE, UM, THE GOALS.

DO YOU GUYS HAVE THAT? YOU CAN SEE IT THAT'S SO, YEAH, I'M ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR A BACKUP, IF YOU CAN, IF YOU CAN SEE IT, THAT'S FINE.

IF NOT, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE IT THERE.

I'LL JUST KIND OF BRIEFLY GO OVER EACH GOAL.

THERE'S FIVE GOALS SHEET AND, UH, OKAY, AWESOME.

SO YOU'RE LIKE A GOAL NUMBER ONE, UM, THE WAY IT'S SET UP IT'S UM, IT'S WHEN IT TARGETS THE COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT, UH, NEED NUMBER THREE, WHICH WAS EMPLOYMENT AND KIND OF TIES IN WITH OUR SELF SUFFICIENCY CASE MANAGEMENT, UH, PROGRAMMING TALKS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW WE COLLECT THE DATA WHEN WE REPORT IT.

I THINK IT'S CALLED DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THAT FIRST PAD MIGHT BE YOUR SECOND PAGE, KIND OF OUTLINES IT FROM YEAR 20, 22 YEAR 2024.

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE WANT TO ENROLL IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY CASE MANAGEMENT IN TERMS OF OUR CAPACITY IN OUR, OUR STAFFING, UH, THERE'S SOME OUTCOMES WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO EVERY YEAR HAVE MORE AND MORE OF OUR FOLKS THAT ARE ENROLLED IN SELF SUFFICIENCY, CASE MANAGEMENT, UH, OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT.

AND WITH THAT, WE ALSO WANT AT LEAST, UM, 43 PEOPLE IN STATION OUT OF POVERTY, UM, EVERY YEAR THROUGH THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

AND I, THE BIGGEST ID PIECE FOR ME IS THAT WE ARE REVAMPING OUR CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES.

WE TOOK THIS TIME RIGHT NOW TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

AND WHEN

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WE OPEN UP AGAIN, WE'LL HAVE A MORE ROBUST PROGRAM.

IF YOU GO TO GOAL NUMBER TWO, IT'S A CITY OF AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS WILL PROMOTE WELLNESS, UNEMPLOYABLE RETENTION ACTIVITIES.

OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO INCREASE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES OF ALL STAFF WORKING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS.

A STRATEGY IS TO USE THE EMPLOYMENT RETENTION AND WELLNESS PROMOTION TASKFORCE THAT WAS CREATED WITH THIS IN MIND TO ORGANIZE AND IMPLEMENT TRAININGS AND ACTIVITIES.

UH, THERE'S SOME OUTPUTS THERE, WHICH IS PUBLISHING A NEWSLETTER THAT PROMOTES WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE AND AT HOME.

ANOTHER OUTPUT IS FACILITATING WELLNESS ACTIVITIES THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE IS UNIT STAFF MEETINGS.

AND WE'VE BEEN HAVING SOME, UM, SOME VIRTUAL MEETINGS THAT ARE A LITTLE BIT, WE USED TO MEET TWO OR THREE TIMES A YEAR FOR SIX, SEVEN HOURS AT A TIME TO DO KIND OF A LONG RETREAT, BUT OBVIOUSLY IT'S NOT POSSIBLE.

SO WE'RE DOING SHORTER UNIT WIDE MEETINGS AND INCORPORATING WELLNESS ACTIVITIES, UM, IN BETWEEN OTHER PROGRAMMATIC, UM, BULLETS ON THE AGENDA.

AND THEN WE'RE ALSO TRYING TO MEASURE THIS BY PROMOTING AND MEASURING HOW MANY STAFF WILL PARTICIPATE IN THOSE CITY OF AUSTIN SPONSORED WELLNESS ACTIVITIES.

THE CITY IS REALLY GOOD, UM, THROUGH THE HEALTH CODE EVENTS AND PROMOTING THIS, WE'D LIKE TO GET UP TO 30% NOW AND ALL THE WAY UP TO 60% OF ALL STAFF PARTICIPATING IN THESE, UM, PROACTIVE ACTIVITIES.

AND WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE TO STAFF REQUEST TRAINING ANNUALLY.

SO LISTEN TO THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO BE TRAINED ON WHEN IT'S MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING KIND OF MEDITATIVE PRACTICE, UM, FROM INFORMED CARE, WHATEVER IT IS, BRING FOLKS IN TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THOSE TRAINING.

YOU GO TO BOWL, NUMBER THREE, THAT GOAL ALLIANCE WITH, UH, THE FOURTH NEED AND OUR BASIC IN THEIR COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT, WHICH IS BASIC NEEDS.

OUR GOAL IS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO BASIC NEEDS SERVICES.

AND OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SERVICE SITES AND WAYS TO ACCESS THOSE SERVICES AND THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE DOING THAT IS, UM, WE FORMED A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP THE ONLINE INQUIRY.

THEY ARE WORKING ON THAT RIGHT NOW TO BRING THAT ONLINE, UM, APPLICATION PROCESS SO THAT FOLKS CAN APPLY FOR OUR SERVICES DURING NON DISTANCE HOURS.

UH, WE'RE ALSO WORKING ON AGAIN ON REIMPLEMENTING THE TWO SATELLITE LOCATIONS.

ONCE WE OPEN UP TO THE PUBLIC, AGAIN, I'M ALSO EXCITED ABOUT OPENING MINIMUM TOPLESS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY CENTER.

AND AS WE MOVE FORWARD, UH, WORKING PROACTIVELY WITH THE DOVE SPRINGS NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER PLANNING FOLKS, TO MAKE SURE THAT, UM, THE CENTER ALSO HAS A FULL NEIGHBORS CENTERED COMPONENT.

I DON'T KNOW HOW COME IT'S ABOUT HOW SORRY, JOE.

I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW IF I'M THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN'T SEE YOUR SCREEN ANYMORE, BUT I'M TRYING TO FOLLOW ALONG IN THE BACKUP, BUT ALL I HAVE IS A BLACK SCREEN ON THE SHARED SCREEN.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S JUST MINOR, IF THAT'S WHAT EVERYBODY'S SAYING.

YEAH.

I CAN'T SEE THE SCREEN AT ALL.

LIKE I'M NOT EVEN LOGGED ON.

I MEAN, I'M, I, WE ARRANGE THE CHAIRS.

YEAH, YEAH, NO, NO, IT'S UP NOW.

SO, SO THANK YOU, WHOEVER AT CITY HALL REFRESHED.

APPRECIATE THAT.

OKAY.

THANKS.

YOU CAN CONTINUE ANGEL.

SORRY.

OKAY.

NO, I APOLOGIZE FOR THE AWKWARDNESS TOO.

CAUSE LIKE I SAID, I, MY SCREEN KEEPS SAYING, PREPARING FOR THE EVENT, BUT I'M JUST GONNA COPY.

OKAY.

UM, SO YOU LOOK AT THAT GOAL SECOND PAGE.

UM, I BASICALLY OUTLINED THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS AND UM, THE SATELLITE LOCATIONS AND THEN YOU NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER SPRINGS.

ALL RIGHT.

IF YOU GO TO GOAL, UH, NUMBER FOUR IT'S ELIGIBILITY WILL BE DETERMINED CORRECTLY FOR OUR CLIENTS RECEIVING CSBG SERVICES.

WE DECIDED TO KEEP THIS IN HERE, CAUSE IT'S SUCH A BIG PART OF, UM, OF WHAT WE DO.

YOU KNOW, WE REALLY CANNOT HAVE ELIGIBILITY AREAS FOR THE FUNDING WE RECEIVE.

AND WE'RE OBVIOUSLY TURNOVER AT TIMES AND GETTING NEW STAFF SO WANT TO CONTINUE TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL CFPG FUNDED SERVICES WILL BE PEER REVIEWED AND WE WILL AUDIT, UM, THESE RECORDS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATE AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL PROVIDE TWO YEARLY ELIGIBILITY TRAININGS FOR ALL STAFF.

THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT ARE USUALLY SEVEN TO EIGHT HOURS, VERY COMPLICATED.

I MEAN THE WORK WE DO SEEMS SIMPLE.

HELPING PEOPLE PAY THEIR RENT, UTILITIES, FIND EMPLOYMENT, HAVE ACCESS TO FOOD.

UH, BUT BEHIND THE SCENES, IT'S A LOT OF PAPERWORK.

YOU

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GO TO GOAL NUMBER FIVE, THE COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT IDENTIFIED THIS AS THE NUMBER ONE NEEDS HOUSING AND OUR GOAL AGAIN, AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO PREVENT DISPLACEMENT.

SO THEIR BIRTH CENTER CLIENTS FROM AUSTIN OR TRAVIS COUNTY AND OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO OBJECTIVIST TO INCREASE HOUSING STABILITY, THE PROVISION OF RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE AND CASE MANAGEMENT SORT OF ASSIST STRATEGIES TO EFFICIENTLY PROCESS THIS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND ADVOCATE FOR ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS.

UM, IF YOU LOOK THE LOW DHEA WE HAD THE GOALS THROUGH THE YEAR, OUR GOAL WAS 500 HOUSEHOLD SCHOOL, AVOID EVICTION FOR NEXT YEAR.

HAVING RECEIVED AS EXTRA CARE SIDE FUNDING, UH, WE TARGETED THAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO ASSIST 1200 HOUSEHOLDS AVOID EVICTION WITH THAT 1.1 0.2, $1.3 MILLION AND EXTRA FUNDING THAT WE RECEIVED.

AND THEN IT'S ALL AN UNKNOWN.

WE KIND OF MOVED BACK TOWARDS THE 500 GOAL FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

HOPEFULLY COLE WILL BE BEHIND US AND THEN WE INCREMENTALLY INCREASE THAT TO ABOUT 550 FOLKS THAT WE CAN ASSIST TO OUR SERVICES, AVOID EVICTION IN AUSTIN.

AND AGAIN, SOME OF THESE THINGS THAT ARE UNKNOWN, UH, WE DON'T KNOW, YOU KNOW, WHAT WILL HAPPEN TOMORROW OR NEXT MONTH WITH THIS PANDEMIC.

SO WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO BE THERE FOR THE CLIENTS WHO ARE, WHO NEED US IN TERMS OF RENT UTILITIES, LIKE HEALTH NURSING AND CASE MANAGEMENT.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR SOLICITING TAKING THE TIME, UM, TO GO OVER THIS.

AND I APOLOGIZE AGAIN WITH THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE IT ON THIS SCREEN AS I PRESENTED.

SO I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION.

SO LOOKING AT THIS, YOU'RE OBVIOUSLY TRYING TO AS MANY PEOPLE TO AVOID EVICTION AS POSSIBLE AND THE REPORT THAT YOU GAVE JUST A MOMENT AGO AND THE PREVIOUS AGENDA ITEM, YOUR TARGET WAS 500.

AND THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS HERE FOR 2020 IS THE GOAL OR THE OUTCOME, BUT IT SAYS YOU ACHIEVED 810 HOUSEHOLDS AVOIDING EVICTION.

UM, AND THEN IN 20 AND 2021, YOU'RE, YOU'RE SEEING YOU HAVE A HIGHER NUMBER.

SO OBVIOUSLY THIS IS OFF, I GUESS THE PANDEMIC IS FACTORING INTO THIS.

UM, I'M WONDERING, ARE YOU SEEING ANY, ARE YOU THINK MORE PEOPLE ARE ON THE BRINK NOW THAN THEY WERE A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO? CAN YOU CHARACTERIZE WHAT YOU'RE SEEING? UM, WHAT WE'RE SEEING AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS IS, UH, A HIGH DEMAND FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

UH, STILL, UH, WE SEE PEOPLE THAT ARE BEHIND A MONTH OR TWO AND RENT.

UM, WE ALSO DO SEE A LOT OF RESILIENCE AND A LOT OF FOLKS, UH, NETWORKING AND GETTING SUPPORT ELSEWHERE OR FROM RELATIVES.

SO IT'S KIND OF A MIX.

UM, BUT DEFINITELY FOR US HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CENTER US.

WE, WE DEFINITELY SEE THE DEMAND AND I DON'T SEE IT LETTING UP.

UM, BUT AGAIN, THAT'S JUST MY OWN SORT OF ANECDOTAL OPINION.

I'M LISTENING TO OUR STAFF IN OUR NUMBERS.

UM, I THINK WHEN WE GET THAT, IT'S GOING TO BE ALMOST $1.1 MILLION A CHAIR THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO USE FOR, UM, WHERE THE CARES ACT FUNDING.

AND THAT COMES OUT TO MAYBE A THOUSAND DOLLARS PER HOUSEHOLD THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO ASSIST.

UM, IF HE'S FAIR TO SAY THAT, CAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW IT'S VERY COMPLICATED OR SOME FOLKS MIGHT COME IN AND, AND, AND THE $3,000 TO BE ABLE TO STAY HOUSED.

THIS MIGHT COME IN ONLY 800, SO IT'S VERY, IT'S VERY A LOT OF UNKNOWNS.

BUT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, I THINK WE'VE AT LEAST IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS, WE'RE STILL SEEING THE DEMAND FOR SURE.

COMMISSIONERS TO ANYONE.

ANYONE ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS? COMMISSIONER DELGADO, PLEASE.

OKAY.

UM, HELLO AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT REPORT.

UM, IT WAS REALLY, REALLY GOOD TO, TO SEE ANTIQUE HERE, UM, FROM AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH, UH, ALL OF THIS INFORMATION IS VERY, VERY VITAL TO SAYS.

UM, SO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT YOUR TEAM AND YOUR DEPARTMENT HAS PUT INTO THIS.

UM, I DO HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS, UM, EAST AUSTIN.

UM, I HAVE, THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT I, I HAVE TO TALK ABOUT ONE, UM, IS THE EAST BOSTON CLINIC ON SECOND.

COULD YOU GIVE ME AN UPDATE ON, UM, WHAT ASSISTANCE YOU ALL ARE PROVIDING TO THE SURROUNDING, UM, COMPLEX AS WELL AS THE NEIGHBORHOOD AROUND THERE?

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I KNOW THAT YOU SAID THAT THE CLINICS HAVE BEEN CLOSED.

UM, IS THERE, WHAT TYPE OF, UM, WHAT'S GOING ON OVER THERE? CAN YOU GIVE ME AN UPDATE? SURE.

COMMISSIONER THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION.

UH, AT SECOND AND KOMAL NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, UM, I'LL GIVE YOU A COUPLE OF 'EM.

WHY NOT SAY IT, THAT WE HAVE A NEW PROGRAM MANAGER, UM, WHO STARTED YESTERDAY? UH, JUAN GARCIA, WHO HAD BEEN THE PROGRAM MANAGER THERE, UH, WENT TO WORK AT WORKFORCE.

SO WE HAVE A NEW MANAGER AND WE ARE PROVIDING RIGHT NOW, WE ARE PROVIDING THE CURBSIDE, UH, FOOD PANTRY SERVICE.

WE, THIS SUMMER WE PROVIDED THE FANS AGAIN, IT WAS KIND OF A DRIVE UP, UH, FANS FOR, UM, FOLKS.

AND WE'RE ALSO PROVIDING THE RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE VIRTUALLY YOU CAN CALL IN AND THEY CAN GET FOOD PANTRY, CURBSIDE, ANYTHING UTILITY ASSISTANCE, DEPENDING ON OUR FUNDING.

AND, UM, AND IF THERE'S SEASONAL EVENTS, LIKE THE FANS WERE ABLE TO DO THAT AS WELL.

AND WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO COATS FOR KIDS.

WE'RE STILL KIND OF WORKING WITH THAT ORGANIZATION, UH, FOR THAT.

COULD YOU GIVE ME THAT NUMBER AGAIN FOR THE RENT AND ASSISTANCE AT RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE? UH, YES.

YOU WOULD CALL, UM, NINE SEVEN TWO SIX SIX FIVE ZERO.

OKAY, GREAT.

AND AS FAR AS EVICTIONS, UM, I SEE THAT YOU ALL HAVE BEEN HELPING, UM, WITH THE ACT NOW, IS THAT AT, OUT OF THIS CENTER AS WELL? OR IS IT, OR IS IT I THOUGHT OF THIS KIND OF ALL OF THE CENTERS WE HAVE MEMBERS ALL KIND OF FUNNEL UP.

YEP.

YEP.

OKAY, GOOD, GOOD, GOOD.

UM, ONE THING I'D LIKE TO SAY COMMISSIONER, ANOTHER THING THAT WE DO.

IF WE CAN NOT HELP SOMEONE, IF SOMEONE CALLS AND WE DON'T HAVE THE FUNDING OR AT THE MOMENT WE DON'T HAVE THAT SERVICE, WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE SOURCES AND DO LIKE A WARM HANDOFF.

PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO LEAVE WITHOUT ANY INFORMATION AT ALL.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN OUT OF OUR WAY.

SO WHETHER IT'S, UM, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OR URBAN LEAGUE OR THE NIGHT ATX, THAT'S HOW WE WILL DEFINITELY GIVE THEM SOME SOMETHING TO WALK AWAY WITH SO THEY CAN GET HELP ELSEWHERE IF NEEDED.

OKAY, GREAT, GREAT, GREAT.

SO, UM, I GUESS WE'RE GOING TO JUST WAIT UNTIL WE'RE AT A HUNDRED PERCENT, UH, CAPACITY OR ABLE TO, TO OPEN UP AND THEN YOU'LL BE OPENING UP ALL CLINICS.

ARE YOU HAVE, Y'ALL DISCUSS WHAT THE PLAN IS OF HOW YOU ARE GOING TO BE OPENING UP THE CLINIC.

WE'RE WORKING ON THAT AS WE SPEAK.

I THINK OUR APH AND HR DEPARTMENT IS ALSO WORKING ON, ARE WE INTEGRATION PLAN FOLLOWING GUIDANCE FROM THE CITY MANAGER WHEN WE GET TO GO AHEAD, BUT WE DEFINITELY ARE IN THE PLANNING STAGES.

SO THE CASE MANAGEMENT THAT YOU ARE PROVIDING IS THAT, UH, THROUGH THE NUMBER THAT YOU'VE GIVEN ME, UH, FOR THE RATS FOR DIFFERENT SWINGS FACILITIES, THAT'S THE CASE MANAGEMENT FOR WRAPAROUND SERVICES AS WELL AS WELL.

OKAY.

JUST WANT TO GET THAT CLEARED.

ANOTHER THING I WANT TO BRING UP IS, UM, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHEN AN ELECTION AND IT KILLED FOR THE SEAT OF BLACK PLAN, UH, AREA ROSEWOOD AREA, UH, TO MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THAT SEAT STILL VACANT, THAT IT IS STILL VACANT.

AND I HAD THAT NACD REACH OUT TO ME A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO TO DISCUSS THAT.

SO I'LL BE REACHING OUT TO THEM AND TALKING TO THEM ABOUT GETTING THAT ELECTION PLANNED.

OKAY.

CAUSE, UM, I WANT TO SAY THAT WE'VE BEEN WITHOUT, WE'VE BEEN AT, HAD A VACANCY FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW AND THE AREA IN THAT, UM, SPECIFICALLY IN THE BLACKLINE COMMUNITY AND ROSEWOOD AREA IS HIGHLY GENTRIFIED RIGHT NOW.

UM, AND I HAVE NO REPRESENTATION, UH, TO ASSIST ME IN EAST AUSTIN.

UM, AND SO I FEEL THAT I'VE BEEN OVERSIGHTING THAT AREA AS WELL.

UM, UM, THERE'S A LOT OF COMPLAINTS, A LOT OF CONCERNS THAT HAVE BEEN EMAILED AND BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION, UM, ESPECIALLY WITH THE BLACK MAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

UM, THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN CHANGED.

THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE IN MANAGEMENT OVER THERE, UM, AND PEOPLE DON'T HAVE ANY DIRECTION NOR DO THEY HAVE ANY REPRESENTATION.

SO THEY'RE UNDERSERVED AT THIS TIME.

AND SO WE NEED TO MAKE THAT I'VE PROBABLY OR RECEIVED TO GET THAT POSITION, UM, AND TO GET SOMEBODY ELECTED BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR, I'M HOPING, UM, IF WE CAN GET THAT WORD OUT THERE, UM, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

SO I WANTED TO BRING THAT TO YOUR ATTENTION TODAY AND HAVE THAT ON THE RECORD.

AND SO MY NOTES, I THINK THAT, UM, THAT'S REALLY ABOUT IT AT THIS AT THIS MOMENT.

THANK YOU.

THANKS COMMISSIONER.

UM, COMMISSIONER, IS

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ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ANGEL? NO, THERE'S COMMISSIONER IT'S OLIVER.

MR DOLLIVER PLEASE.

UH, I LIKE TO ASK HIM, UH, WITH, UH, HIS SERVICES HAS BEEN SUPPLYING FACE MASK, HAND SANITIZER, AND ANYTHING ELSE TO THE WARRANTS THAT COMES IN FOR THE FORT.

WE, UH, WE DON'T HAVE THE PUBLIC COMING INTO OUR CENTERS THAT ARE CLOSED.

SO I KNOW THAT I KNOW THAT THE ONLY PP THAT WE PROVIDE US, THE STAFF, BUT I KNOW THAT AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH HAS BEEN DOING A LOT OF EVENTS AND PROVIDING PPE TO THE PUBLIC WRITING PROJECTS ON THE APH WEBSITE, OR Y'ALL HELPING OUT IN THAT FARM AND FASHION.

WE ARE NOT, WE ARE FOCUSING ON THE RENT AND UTILITIES, THE FOOD CURBSIDE FOOD PANTRY, CURBSIDE PICKUP, AND OUR PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES ARE DEDICATED TO THE HOTLINE.

SO OTHER STAFF IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS ARE DOING THAT WORK.

OKAY.

SO WHAT I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT IS YOU'RE SAYING THAT YOUR FUNDING WITH UTILITIES AND RENT AND FOOD, IS THAT RIGHT? THAT'S RIGHT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW I UNDERSTAND.

THANKS COMMISSIONER TO OLIVER.

UM, AND IN ANGEL, UM, I KNOW YOU'RE EXPECTING SOME ACTION FROM THE COMMISSION ON THIS.

I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY YOU'RE LOOKING FOR APPROVAL OF THIS, OF THIS PLAN, IDEALLY.

YEAH.

BASICALLY THAT'S WHAT THE STATE SAID, PREVENT THE PRESIDENT, THE FIVE GOALS YOU GUYS APPROVE THEM.

AND THEN I THINK LISA MAKES A NOTE IN THE MINUTES AND THAT'S WHAT I NEED TO SUBMIT TO THE ESTATE.

RIGHT.

SO COMMISSIONERS, DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE GOALS PRESENTED IN THE STRATEGIC PLAN? UM, THIS IS COMMISSIONER MOTWANI AND, UM, JUST AROUND THE GOALS WITH RESPECT TO EVICTION, UH, RELATED GOALS.

AND OF COURSE, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU IDENTIFIED THAT THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT CLEARLY SHOWS THAT HOUSING IS THE GREATEST NEED.

UH, AND, UH, YOU MENTIONED ALSO I THINK THAT THERE WOULD BE LIKE ONE POINT X MILLION, 1.1, I THINK, UH, THAT WOULD BE LEVERAGED TO HELP AVOID EVICTIONS.

UM, AS WELL AS SOME DOLLARS THAT WOULD BE USED EXTRA GOT WITH THE AMOUNT WAS, I THINK IT WAS $35,000.

MAYBE IT WAS JUST THIS MONTH THAT WAS GOING TO BE USED FOR UTILITIES.

UM, UH, YES.

IS, IS THERE A, SO JUST REALLY, UH, YOU KNOW, THE, THOSE ARE CARE'S DOLLARS.

CAN YOU SPEAK A LITTLE BIT AND JUST REALLY QUICKLY, I DON'T MEAN TO BELABOR IT.

I'M JUST REALLY CURIOUS ABOUT, UH, WHAT, WHAT IS THE, IS THE PROCESS THE SAME AS THE OTHER RENT ALLEVIATION AND UTILITIES, UH, BURDEN, ALLEVIATION, UH, TOOLS THAT ARE OUT THERE, MEANING THE REN T PROGRAM AND THE CAP PROGRAM, OR IS IT A LITTLE BIT FASTER AND EASIER GOING TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER OR ARE YOU USING BASICALLY THE SAME MEANS THE SAME VEHICLE? I THINK IT'S PRETTY SIMILAR.

I MEAN, THE ELIGIBILITY FOR US AS A HUNDRED AND, UH, SORRY, THEY INCREASE IT 200% FEDERAL POVERTY INCOME LEVEL.

UM, COVID RELATED CRISIS IN TERMS OF A CRISIS AND LIVING IN THE, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY IN THE AREA, THE CITY OF AUSTIN, SO THAT THE ELIGIBILITY I THINK IS SIMILAR, THE PROCESS, WE HAVE OUR OWN PROCESS.

UM, IT'S, I DON'T THINK IT'S EITHER FASTER OR LESS FAST AND THE CITIES OTHER, OKAY, WELL, I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO PORTLAND IN THE INTEREST OF TIME.

I'M GOING TO INTERRUPT YOU RIGHT THERE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, IF IT'S NOT FASTER OR LESS FAST, DOES IT MEAN BASICALLY THAT FOR RENT, THE RENT IS PAID DIRECTLY TO LANDLORDS AND FOR UTILITIES, UM, THE, BASICALLY THE UTILITY, UH, REDUCTION IS DONE ON THE PART OF AUSTIN ENERGY, RIGHT? YES.

CORRECT.

UM, AND WOULD THERE BE AVENUE FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO GET THOSE DOLLARS DIRECTLY INTO THE HANDS OF THE FOLKS THAT MAYBE MAKE IT FASTER OR IS THAT YOU'RE PRETTY LIMITED TO THAT.

OKAY, GREAT.

THAT'S MY LAST QUESTION.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANKS COMMISSIONER.

MY WHINY.

UM, OKAY.

UM, IF WE DON'T HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS FOR ANGEL, I THINK WE NEED TO CONSIDER APPROVING THE GOALS AS THEY ARE FOR WE'RE DONE.

COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER HAS MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE STRATEGIC PLAN CHAIR.

YES, WE HAVE A SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER ACOSTA.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

HI.

HI.

OKAY.

COUNTING, COUNTING, COUNTING.

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THAT INCLUDES SMALL 20 PAT AND CHRIS COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER WITH DOLLARS.

OKAY.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER POP, COMMISSIONER, YAWN, UM, COMMISSIONER WOODS.

UH, I DON'T SEE ANY, OKAY.

I SEE A SHAKE OF A NON OF A HEAD.

OKAY.

UH, THAT WORKS, THAT COUNTS.

UM, OKAY.

UH, ALL OPPOSED.

SAY NAY HEARING NONE.

NOT SEEING ANY HANDS.

WE'LL SAY THE MOTION IS APPROVED.

UNANIMOUSLY.

STRATEGIC GOALS HAVE BEEN APPROVED.

THANK YOU, ANGEL.

I BELIEVE THAT'S ALL WE HAVE FOR YOU TODAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

MOVING ON.

WE ARE NOW AT SORRY.

UM, THREE

[3C. Update on the Dove Springs Public Health Facility (Kymberley Maddox, Assistant Director, Administrative Services Division, Austin Public Health).]

C UPDATE ON THE DOVE SPRINGS, PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITY, KIMBERLY MADDOX ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.

UH, US IN PUBLIC HEALTH.

DO WE HAVE KIMBERLY AVAILABLE? IS SHE HERE? OKAY, GREAT.

HERE WE GO.

LOOKS LIKE WE CAN'T HEAR ANYTHING I FEEL OR TRYING TO TALK.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE, BUT WE DON'T HEAR ANYTHING.

KIMBERLY MUTED.

HEAR ME? YES.

SORRY.

I COULDN'T GET THAT COMPLETED.

OH, OKAY.

OKAY.

THAT'S QUITE QUITE BIT.

THERE'S QUITE A BIT OF EXCESS.

UH, IF EVERYONE, IF THERE'S MORE TALKING, GO AHEAD AND MUTE AND I'M GOING TO MUTE MYSELF.

OKAY.

IS THAT BETTER? IT'S A, IT'S A LITTLE BETTER.

AS LONG AS EVERYONE ELSE'S MADE.

I THINK IT WILL BE FINE.

OKAY.

UM, SO THANK YOU, Y'ALL FOR HAVING ME THIS AFTERNOON ON YOUR AGENDA.

UM, WHAT YOU SEE IN FRONT OF YOU IS THE POWERPOINT THAT WE ACTUALLY WILL BE GIVING TO THE PUBLIC STARTING ON THE 15TH AND THE 17TH FOR OUR FIRST VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING FOR THIS PROJECT FOR DOVE SPRINGS.

UM, BUT WE ALSO ARE ENGAGING ON REGULAR BASIS WITH THREE MAJOR, UH, COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS.

ONE OF WHICH IS A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, BUT ALSO THE EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMISSION AND THE PARKS BOARD, ALL THREE OF YOU HAVE A VERY, UM, INTEGRAL STAKE IN THIS PROJECT.

WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT YOU'RE ALL UP TO DATE ON WHAT'S HAPPENING.

SO YOU WERE ACTUALLY THE FIRST TO SEE THIS BECAUSE YOU WERE THE FIRST ONE SCHEDULE ON THE CALENDAR.

SO, UM, YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO JUST AS A QUICK RECAP OF WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED SO FAR FOR THIS PROJECT, THIS WAS A 2018 BOND PROJECT, UM, THAT WAS APPROVED BY THE VOTERS.

UM, IT, WE WERE ABLE TO HIRE A CONSULTANT TO DO ALL OF THE PRELIMINARY SITE ANALYSIS, CHOOSE AN ACTUAL SITE AND GO THROUGH A LOT OF THE TECHNICAL, UM, STUDIES THAT HAVE TO BE DONE, WATERSHED AND FLOOD PLAIN, UM, SURVEYS AND WHATNOT.

AND WE ALSO WENT THROUGH THE CHAPTER 26 PROCESS FOR USE OF PARKLAND.

THE SITE THAT WAS CHOSEN, UM, WAS PARKLAND.

UM, AND SO WE DID GO THROUGH AN APPROVAL PROCESS THAT GOES THROUGH THE PARKS BOARD AND THE CITY COUNCIL TO HAVE, UH, SEVERAL ACRES OF PARKLAND, DESIGNATED AND REZONED TO, UM, P PUBLIC, UM, SO THAT IT COULD, WE COULD BUILD A PERMANENT FACILITY ON IT.

IT IS ADJACENT TO THE DEATH SPRINGS DISTRICT PARK, UM, AND JUST, UM, RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE, UH, BEST SPRINGS REC CENTER.

WE ARE CURRENTLY, UM, WE HAVE HIRED SPA GLASS THROUGH A COMPETITIVE PROCESS AS THE DESIGN BUILDER FOR THE PROJECT.

AND WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE SCHEMATIC DESIGN PHASE, WHICH MEANS WE'RE WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC TO DETERMINE WHAT THE ACTUAL FACILITY'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE, UM, DIFFERENT FEATURES OF IT.

AND THAT'S WHAT THIS PRESENTATION IS REALLY ABOUT BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST REALLY MORE DETAILED LOOK WE'RE ASKING THE PUBLIC FOR FEEDBACK ON, ON THIS PROJECT.

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SO, UM, WHAT'S GOING TO BE HOUSED IN THIS FACILITY, FULL SERVICE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER Y'ALL ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THAT, UM, WHICH WE CURRENTLY DON'T HAVE IN THE DOVE SPRINGS NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO IT'S VERY EXCITING, UM, FOR US TO BE ABLE TO EXPAND THOSE SERVICES FULL TIME INTO DOVE SPRINGS, I'M A WOMAN INFANT AND CHILDREN'S CLINIC.

THIS CLINIC WILL ACTUALLY BE RELOCATED FROM ITS CURRENT LOCATION AT AND WAYNE CANNON, UH, IMMUNIZATIONS CLINIC, WHICH HAS SHOTS FOR TOTS AND BIG SHOTS, WHICH IS FOR ADULTS, UM, WHICH IS GOING TO BE RELOCATED FROM AND STASSNEY, WHICH IS ON THE WEST SIDE OF , BUT A LARGE NUMBER OF FOLKS WHO USE THAT CLINIC FOR IMMUNIZATIONS ARE FROM THE DOVE SPRINGS AREA.

AND SO RELOCATING THAT, UM, INTO THE DOVE SPRINGS AREA, WE'RE ALSO GOING TO HAVE A HIGH QUALITY CHILDCARE CENTER IN THE FACILITY, UM, THAT WE ARE, WE'LL BE WORKING TO, UM, FOCUS THOSE SERVICES, UH, TO FOLKS WITH SUBSIDIES.

UH, WE'RE HOPING TO HAVE FUNDING FOR ADDITIONAL SUBSIDIES, BE ADDED TO BE ABLE TO, UH, DO A LARGE PORTION OF THE SLOTS OF THAT