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THEY OCTOBER 15TH,

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20, 20 IT'S THURSDAY.

THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD.

THE NOT YET.

YOU ARE NOW ON.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

GOLLY.

UH, TODAY

[Call to Order]

IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2020.

THIS IS AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

THIS IS A MEETING BEING HELD VIRTUALLY.

WE HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT, UH, SO WE CAN, UM, START OUR MEETING.

WE HAVE SOME CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS I'M GOING TO READ INTO THE RECORD.

I HAD TO REMEMBER TO WAS RECOMMENDED BY THE ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION ON THE VOTE OF SEVEN ZERO IN COMMISSIONER HAYDEN OFF THE DIETS OF COMMISSIONERS.

FUCK HOUSER STONE AND RAY ABSENT ITEM NUMBER 27 IS NOT TO RATIFY, BUT RATHER IT IS TO AUTHORIZE A NEGOTIATION.

YOU EXECUTION OF AN AMENDMENT ITEMS, 31 44 45 AND 47 RECOMMENDED BY THE WATER AND WASTEWATER COMMISSION, UH, ON A NINE ZERO VOTE WITH COMMISSIONER TO RIETTA ABSENT ITEM 46 RECOMMENDED BY THE WATER WASTEWATER COMMISSION ON AN EIGHT OH, VOTE WITH COMMISSIONER MARIETTA, ABSENT INFORMATION THERE.

MICHAEL RECUSING ITEM NUMBER 50 ADDS A COUNCIL MEMBER.

AUTHOR IS A SPONSOR ITEM 79, UH, ADDS A AS SPONSORS COUNCIL MEMBERS, CIOBO ALTAR, ALICE POOL AND MYSELF COLLEAGUES.

IT LOOKS JUST LIKE THE CONSENT AGENDA TODAY, UH, IS ITEMS ONE THROUGH 52 AND ALSO, UH, 69 THROUGH, UH, UH, 81 THROUGH 52 AND 69 THROUGH 80 WITH RESPECT TO PULLED ITEMS. UM, WE'RE PULLING ITEM NUMBER 71.

I THINK WE NEED TO, THERE WERE SOME UNANSWERED QUESTIONS LAST TIME ABOUT, UH, SOME OF THE, UH, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING ITEMS. I ASKED HIM, I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION ALSO BEING PULLED 73 74 AND 75, WHICH ARE THE SAVES PROGRAM, UH, ELEMENTS.

AND, UM, I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN A MOMENT THAT ITEM NUMBER 80, UH, I'M ALSO, UH, PULLEY.

WE HAVE, UH, UH, TO SPEAK TO US TODAY, UH, ON THE, UH, WARNING ITEMS. THIS WOULD BE OTHER THAN THE ZONING ITEMS AND OTHER THAN CITIZENS COMMUNICATION SPEAKERS AT 18 PEOPLE.

UH, SO WE'RE GONNA GIVE EACH OF THEM THREE MINUTES EACH TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO US.

UH, WE'LL TAKE A LUNCH BREAK, UH, ABOUT, UH, NOON AFTER WE CALLED THE CITIZEN COMMUNICATION SPEAKER AT NOON.

AND THERE IS ONE, WE'LL TAKE A BREAK AT TWO O'CLOCK, UH, IT'S THE INTENT TO CALL THE, UH, UH, SPEAKERS, UH, FOR THE ZONING CASES.

I THINK WE HAVE A 60, SOME ODD MOST OF THEM ON ONE CASE.

UH, I HEAR THERE MAY BE SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT, UH, POSTPONING THAT CASE.

UH, SO IT DOESN'T, UH, IT WOULDN'T COME UP TODAY.

UM, WE CAN DISCUSS THAT LATER.

UH DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S TRUE, BUT I JUST ALERT THAT THAT'S A POSSIBILITY.

UH, AND, UH, THERE'S AN EXECUTIVE SESSION TODAY SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS ITEM NUMBER 80.

UH, SO THE CONSIDERATION THAT ITEM, WE NEED TO FOLLOW THAT EXECUTIVE SESSION.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, SO FAR OUR PULLED ITEMS I HAVE AT THIS POINT ARE 71 73, 74 75, PROBABLY CAUSE I WOULD LEAVE ITEM NUMBER 76 ON THE CONSENT, BUT WITH THE AMENDMENT, UH, THAT MOVES THE MEETING IN THAT LAST WEEK IN JANUARY, FROM TUESDAY, THURSDAY TO MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, ANYBODY HAVE ANY OBJECTION TO THAT AMENDMENT? YES.

CANCER WERE ALTAR.

UM, I DON'T HAVE AN OBJECTION.

I WAS JUST CONCERNED ABOUT BUDGET HEARINGS AND WHETHER WE HAD A SUFFICIENT

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NUMBER OF BUDGET HEARINGS.

UM, WE HAD TALKED IN THE PAST OF HAVING ONE OF THOSE ON A SATURDAY.

UM, AND I KNOW THERE'S, I BELIEVE THERE'S ONE HEARING SET AND THEN THERE'S LIKE THE DAY THAT WE HAVE TO HEAR THE TAX RATE, WHICH IS MEANT AS A BUDGET HEARING.

UM, I DON'T KNOW THAT THAT HAS TO BE RESOLVED TO PASS THIS AT THIS MINUTE.

THIS COULD BE SOMETHING WE TAKE UP, UM, IN JANUARY WITH THE NEW COUNCIL, BUT, UM, I DO THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE BUDGET HEARINGS ON TA AT TIMES WHEN PEOPLE CAN COME AND JUST HAVING THEM DURING THE WEEK, DURING THE DAY DOES NOT OFFER THAT OPPORTUNITY.

THANK YOU FOR RECENTLY, COUNCIL MEMBER, THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS DISCUSSING.

WE AT A MINIMUM, WANTS TO SET THE, UH, NEW ONES THAT WERE REQUIRED.

AND THEN AS YOU POINTED OUT, WE ARE, WE ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO BE HAVING A CONVERSATION ABOUT ADDITIONAL HEARINGS.

NOT THE COUNCIL MIGHT BE EARLY IN THE YEAR.

OKAY.

THAT'S FINE.

AS LONG AS WE'RE PLANNING TO DO THAT EARLY IN THE YEAR, THEN I HAVE NO OBJECTION TO MOVING FORWARD AND CONSENT WITH MAYOR ADLER'S COMMITMENT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

MY AMENDMENT IS INCORPORATED.

THAT'LL REMAIN ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

I ALSO HAD AN AMENDMENT TO ITEM NUMBER 72, WHICH IS THE BUSINESS, UH, PRESERVATION FUND SO THAT IT COULD, UH, HELP DEFRAY SOME OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE COSTS OF THE SAVES RESOLUTION.

UM, LET ME GO AHEAD AND PULL A 72 ON X.

I DON'T SEE KATHY HERE, SO WE'LL PULL 72 AS WELL.

I'M HERE FOR SOME REASON.

UH, LET'S SEE.

YEAH, I AM HERE.

I NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME TO LOOK OVER YOUR AMENDMENT AND THEN I HAVE SOME LANGUAGE CHANGES AS WELL.

AND SO AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME I WAS GOING TO PULL, SEND THROUGH TOO.

I'M GLAD YOU'VE DONE IT.

SO WE'RE PULLING SO FAR 71 72, 73, 74, 75 AND EIGHT.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANYTHING THEY WANT TO DO BEFORE WE CALL THE, UH, UH, 18 SPEAKERS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP? YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON, UM, JUST MAY OR MAY NOT PLACE TO ASK THE QUESTION, BUT DURING WORK SESSION, UM, I MADE REFERENCE TO IT, BUT I DIDN'T FOLLOW UP BY WAY OF ASKING EXPLICITLY FOR IT, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR ITEM NUMBER 21.

I'M CURIOUS, PROCEDURALLY, IS IT, IS THAT SOMETHING WE CAN STILL DO OR DO I NEED TO REQUEST A POSTPONEMENT FOR THAT ITEM SO THAT WE CAN APPROPRIATELY POST AN EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE ITEM? NO, YOU'RE, YOU CAN ASK FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON ANY ITEM THAT IS OTHERWISE POSTED ON OUR AGENDA.

SO WE'LL PULL 21 AND WE'LL CONSIDER THAT AFTER EXECUTIVE SESSION AND WE'LL KNOW, 21 IS SOMETHING THAT WE'LL DISCUSS WHEN WE GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

IF COUNCILS WOULD MAKE THAT CHANGE TO THE SCRIPT.

I'D APPRECIATE THAT.

AND THEN SEND THAT TO ME.

THANKS MANAGER.

YOU JUST WANT TO READ, LINK BACK UP INTO THE RECORDS BEFORE WE MOVE ON.

I'M SORRY, JUST REMEMBERED A LITTLE BREED LAID BACK UP INTO THE RECORD BEFORE WE MOVE ON.

OKAY, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND DO THAT.

WE HAVE LAID BACK UP IN ITEMS THREE, SIX, 18 2128, 49, 58, 60 62 63 66 69, 70 71 73, 74, 75, 76 AND 77.

UM, WE ALSO HAVE LAID BACK UP IN A HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION ITEM NUMBER ONE THE MINUTES.

HOPEFULLY WE'LL REMEMBER TO DO THAT WHEN WE GET TO THAT MEETING.

IF I FORGET IF SOMEONE WOULD TRY TO REMEMBER, THAT'D BE GREAT.

OKAY.

COLLEAGUES CONSENT AGENDA AGAIN, ITEMS ONE THROUGH 52 69 TO 80 POLLED ITEMS ARE 2171 72 73, 74, 75 AND 80 FURTHER DISCUSSION BEFORE WE GO TO SPEAKERS.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS.

UM, AS FAR AS THE CALENDAR ITEM, I APOLOGIZE.

I FORGET EXACTLY WHICH NUMBER THAT IS.

I THINK IT'S 76.

THAT'S CORRECT.

UM, I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS A WAY WE COULD TWEAK SOME OF THOSE MEETINGS AFTER BUDGET BECAUSE I KNOW BUDGET IS VERY INTENSE AND, UM, AND THEN HAVING BACK-TO-BACK MEETINGS AFTER THAT CAN BE KIND OF DIFFICULT IN OUR PLANNING.

UM, SO I WANTED TO OFFER, INSTEAD OF DOING A AUGUST 30TH WORK SESSION AND SEPTEMBER 2ND MEETING TO DO A MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH WORK SESSION AND WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH MEETING.

UM, SIMILAR TO THE WAY YOU SUGGESTED IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY, WHICHEVER YOUR AMENDMENT IDENTIFIED.

UM, JUST, JUST TO AVOID THOSE BACK TO BACK MEETINGS RIGHT AFTER BUDGET.

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SO YOU'D BE PROPOSING MEETINGS ON THE 13TH, 15TH AS OPPOSED TO WHAT INSTEAD OF EIGHT 30 AND NINE TO DO THE 13TH AND 15TH OF SEPTEMBER.

OKAY.

THAT'S WHERE WE'RE AUTHOR.

UM, THIS YEAR, RUSSIA SHINE ON YOM KIPPOR FALL IN THOSE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER.

I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY WITH THE DATES THAT YOU HAVE.

UM, BUT I, WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT IT, UM, ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPOR WERE PART OF THE REASON I BELIEVE THAT WE DID NOT HAVE THAT.

WE COULDN'T JUST DO EVERY OTHER WEEK IN THERE.

AND THEN I BELIEVE THERE WAS ANOTHER CONFLICT ONE OF THE OTHER WEEKS.

UM, SO I DON'T HAVE A CALENDAR FOR THAT.

SO I CAN'T CHECK ON THAT.

SO I WOULD HESITATE WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO CHECK THAT LET'S PULL IT NUMBER 76.

YOU, EVERYBODY LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE STATES.

YOU'RE ON MUTE.

THAT'S RIGHT.

SORRY.

THESE NEW BUTTONS ARE WEIRD.

UM, YEAH, I'M HAPPY.

I'M HAPPY TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THAT AND FIND SOMETHING THAT MIGHT BE MORE WORKABLE HER FOR THE PARTICULAR SITUATION.

OKAY.

WE READY TO HEAR

[Public Comment (Part 1 of 2)]

FROM SPEAKERS CLERK? ARE YOU READY TO CALL THE 18 SPEAKERS? YES, WE'RE READY, MAYOR.

OKAY.

IF YOU WOULD CALL THE SPEAKERS, UM, I'M GOING TO BE DOING SOME STUFF TO MY PHYSICAL SPACE, SO I'M GOING TO REMOVE MY CAMERA FOR THE MOMENT.

UH, AND, BUT I WILL BE LISTENING TO THE DISCUSSION.

GO AHEAD.

THEY PUTTING UP HOLIDAY DECORATIONS, I GUESS.

WE'LL SEE WHEN YOU COME BACK.

YOU'LL SEE.

OKAY.

SO, UH, GO AHEAD AND CALL THE SPEAKERS.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SPEAKERS IN QUEUE.

IF YOU HAVE YET TO PRESS ZERO, PLEASE DO SO AT THIS TIME, THE FIRST SPEAKER IS JOAN ALTOBELLI.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS JOAN DR.

JOAN ALTOBELLI.

I'M THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR LICENSED CHILDCARE AT THE YMC OF BOSTON.

WE HAVE 11 INFANT PRESCHOOL CENTERS AND 40 AFTERSCHOOL CENTERS THAT OPERATE IN PUBLIC AND CHARTER SCHOOLS IN THE GREATER AUSTIN AREA.

EVERY MEMBER OF THIS COUNCIL REPRESENTS AN AUSTIN AREA THAT HAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THEIR COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

A PERCENTAGE OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS ARE PARENTS WHO WORK FULL TIME JOBS AND ARE NOT ABLE TO STOP WORK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY TO PICK UP THEIR CHILDREN.

AFTER SCHOOL AT 3:00 PM, THEY REQUIRE CHILDCARE TO ENSURE THEIR CHILDREN AGES FIVE TO 12, ARE SAFE AND ENGAGED IN ENRICHING ACTIVITIES THAT BUILD THEIR MIND, SPIRIT AND BODIES IN THE HOURS AFTER SCHOOL, UNTIL THEY ARE ABLE TO PICK THEM UP AT 6:30 PM.

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE PROPOSED FUNDING, DESIGNATED AND AGENDA ITEM 73 FOR QUALIFYING CHILDCARE CENTERS, SERVING INFANTS, OR FIVE-YEAR-OLDS ONLY WE WOULD RESPECTFULLY SUGGEST A SEPARATE SET OF FUNDS BE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNATED FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN.

WHO'S PROGRAMMING IS PART TIME, BUT EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT AS FULL TIME CARE FOR CHILDREN, FIVE AND UNDER PARENTS ARE UNABLE TO WORK FULL TIME TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES.

IN MOST CASES, IF THEY DO NOT HAVE CARE FOR THEIR CHILDREN BY AGES FIVE TO 12, THE ALTERNATIVE TO LICENSED CARE SUCH AS LATCHKEY HOME ALONE, CHILDREN STAYING WITH FRIENDS OR RELATIVES.

STAYING WITH ELDERLY GRANDPARENTS ARE POSSIBLY UNSAFE AND POSE OTHER RISKS TO THE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILDREN.

A RECENT LARGE STUDY AT YALE RESEARCHED THE CONSCIENTIOUS PROVISION OF KOBE PRECAUTIONS IN DAYCARE CENTERS AND HAS PROVEN THE PRACTICES TO BE EFFECTIVE IN MINIMIZING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS.

IN OUR SETTING, THOSE OF US WHO HAVE BEEN PROVIDING THE SERVICE IT'S MARCH, 2020 THROUGH THE CURRENT DATE NOW NEED FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO SAY OUR ORGANIZATIONS AND BUSINESSES, PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE SCHOOL AGE, CHILDREN AS WELL, THAT ARE IN THE CITY.

AND THANK YOU FOR A YES.

VOTE ON THE UNDER FIVE CHILDCARE FUNDING.

IN THE TIMES WE HAD EXTENDED CARE.

YMCA BRANCH SERVED 4,000 QUEST SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN IN LICENSED CARE.

AND WE HAVE BEEN DEVASTATINGLY EFFECTIVE FINANCIALLY, JUST TRYING TO PROVIDE SERVICES AT AN AFFORDABLE COST TO PARENTS WITH EXPENSIVE COVID PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE.

THERE ARE MANY OTHER PROVIDERS IN THE CITY THAT ALSO SERVE AFTER SCHOOLERS AT SCHOOL AGE, CHILDREN THAT HAVE BEEN FINANCIALLY IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC ON VARIOUS FRONTS.

THANK YOU.

AND PLEASE CONSIDER A SEPARATE POT OF FUNDING FOR AFTER SCHOOL, SCHOOL, AGE CHILDCARE IN YOUR FUNDING GRANTS.

THANK YOU,

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CARLOS LEON.

SO AT CARLOS LELAND FIRST AND FOREMOST, BECAUSE THAT'S HOW THE DEAL IS FOR LETTING ME SPEAK AGAINST ITEM 79.

YOUR RESOLUTION BLATANTLY CONTRADICTS ITSELF.

YOU CLAIM RUTH BADER GINSBURG'S JURISPRUDENCE HAD MORAL PURPOSE, EMBODYING JEWISH VALUES OF REPAIRING THE WORLD, BUT SHE BELIEVED ACCESS TO ABORTION WAS ESSENTIAL TO EACH PERSON'S AUTONOMY TO DETERMINE THEIR LIFE'S COURSE THAT'S UPSIDE DOWN AND INSANE.

GINSBURG'S PREMEDITATED SUPREME COURT VOTE FOR ROE V.

WADE WAS IMMORAL TOWARD DESTROYING THE WORLD BECAUSE EACH AND EVERY ABORTION MURDERED A PERSON BEFORE HE OR SHE COULD BE BORN SAY, TECHNICALLY DENYING THAT PERSON'S RIGHT TO LIFE.

THE MOST IMPORTANT GOD GIVEN, RIGHT? BEGINNING OF CONCEPTION, EACH ABORTED HUMAN BEING HAD NO CHOICE, NO AUTONOMY THOUGH.

THE HOLOCAUST ALLEGEDLY KILLED 6 MILLION JEWS.

GINSBURG'S PRO-ABORTION STANCE FACILITATED THE LEGAL GENOCIDE OF MORE THAN 60 MILLION AMERICAN LIVES SINCE 1973.

SO YOU CLAIM HER LIFE'S WORK FOCUSED ON REDUCING DISCRIMINATION.

ABOUT 20 MILLION OF THOSE ABORTIONS HAVE BEEN BLACK DISPROPORTIONATELY ENDING BLACK PEOPLE BEFORE BIRTH.

IN FACT, IN A 2009 NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE ARTICLE GINSBURG SAID, QUOTE, FRANKLY, I HAD THOUGHT THAT AT THE TIME ROE WAS DECIDED THERE WAS CONCERN ABOUT POPULATION GROWTH AND PARTICULARLY GROWTH IN POPULATIONS THAT WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO HAVE TOO MANY OF END QUOTE, SOUNDS LIKE MANY BLACK LIVES NEVER MATTERED TO GINSBURG SAYING DON'T PRESENT TENSE INSTEAD OF DIDN'T PASS TENTS.

36 YEARS LATER, AND USING PASSIVE VOICE WAS DECIDED TO DISTANCE HERSELF EX POST FACTO FROM HER ACTIVE ROLE, DECIDING ROE V.

WADE TO NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HER REPRODUCTIVE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE MOST INNOCENT BLACK HUMANITY WHO NEVER SAW THE LIGHT OF DAY.

AND WHO IS THE WE, SHE WAS REFERRING TO WHO STILL DON'T WANT TOO MANY OF WHOM WAS SHE TACITLY REFERRING TO ELITIST EUGENIC KILL PLANS TO ZOOS ABORTION AGAINST NON ELITES FROM THE START THOUGH, YOU WANT TO UPHOLD AND PROTECT THE RIGHT TO AN ABORTION THAT GINSBURG HELPED CREATE IT SHOULD NEVER HAVE EXISTED BECAUSE IT'S WRONG.

NEITHER SHE NOR YOU ARE.

GOD, GOD IS GOD.

ALL THAT MURDERED HUMAN LIFE DESERVED THE CHANCE TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE OUTSIDE THE WOOL.

THEREFORE INSTEAD OF HONORING GINSBURG'S UNNATURAL LIFE RECOGNIZE RBGS NATURAL DEATH CLEARING THE WAY FOR ACB.

JOIN THE SUPREME COURT AND RIGHT WRONG BY OVERTURNING ROE V.

WADE, WHICH CANNOT HAPPEN SOON ENOUGH IN JESUS NAME.

I PRAY.

AMEN.

THANK YOU, LORD.

GOD BLESS TEXAS.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CONSTITUTIONAL LAW TRUTH AND ABOVE ALL COMO CMPD.

GOD'S WORD TRUMP 2020 COLTON FERAL.

HELLO, THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SPEAK.

MY NAME IS COLIN FARRELL.

I AM THE CENTRAL TEXAS COMMUNITY ORGANIZER FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD, DETECTIVES VOTES.

AND I AM HERE TODAY TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION HONOR AND JUSTICE GINSBURG.

I WAS DEVASTATED TO HEAR OF JUSTICE GINSBURG.

SHE WAS NOT ONLY A GIANT IN THE FIELD OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

SHE ALSO INSPIRED ME TO BECOME A COMMUNITY ADVOCATE THAT I AM TODAY.

HER TIRELESS EFFORTS TO EXPAND THE FOUNDING IDEALS OF EQUALITY AND JUSTICE SERVED AS A CONSTANT SOURCE OF INSPIRATION.

FOR ME, HER SUPPORT OF WOMEN'S EQUALITY AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS MOTIVATED ME TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN A MOVEMENT MYSELF.

AND IN RECENT YEARS, HER FIERY DEFENSE GAVE ME BOTH COURAGE AND HOPE JUSTICE.

RUTH BADER GINSBURG WAS A FIERCE FIGHTER FOR GENDER EQUALITY, LGBTQ PLUS PEOPLE, IMMIGRANTS, ABORTION RIGHTS AND HEALTHCARE FOR ALL PER SEAT IS THE PEOPLE SEAT.

AND THEIR VOICES MUST BE HEARD.

EVERYTHING IS AT STAKE.

THIS VACANCY CANNOT AND SHOULD NOT BE FILLED BEFORE THE 2021 INAUGURATION.

SHE WAS A CHAMPION FOR EQUAL RIGHTS AND SHE COMMITTED HER LIFE TO PROTECTING RIGHTS, FREEDOM, AND HELP THE PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THIS SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT, IT'S FUNDAMENTALLY ABOUT JUSTICE JUSTICE FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE JUSTICE.

FOR THE MORE THAN 200,000 WHO HAVE DIED FROM COVID-19 JUSTICE FOR BRIANNA TAYLOR JUSTICE, FOR THE PEOPLE AND FAMILIES WHO ARE REELING FROM THE ECONOMIC CRISIS.

JUSTICE GINSBURG LEGACY IS A LEGACY OF JUSTICE FOR ALL.

I'M CALLING ON THE SENATE TO NOT CONSIDER ANY NOMINEE

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TO REPLACE JUSTICE CONFER UNTIL AFTER INAUGURATION IT'S RUSHED.

BLATANTLY PARTISAN PROCESS IS AN INSULT TO THE LEGACY OF JUSTICE GINSBURG.

THE DIGNITY OF THE NATION'S HIGHEST COURT AND OUR DEMOCRACY.

AGAIN, THERE SHOULD BE NO CONFIRMATION UNTIL AFTER INAUGURATION.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MAYOR PRO TEM, DALIA GARBERVILLE, AND COUNCIL MEMBERS, HARPER, MADISON PLAN AGAIN, AND PIXAR FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP ON THIS RESOLUTION.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, MAYOR.

SORRY.

I WANTED TO JUST ACKNOWLEDGE THAT.

I THINK THE ENTIRE DIOCESE NOW SPONSORING THIS ITEM, AND I THINK WE'RE ALL REALLY PROUD OF THE WORK THAT THE NOTORIOUS RBG DID.

UM, UM, CAN YOU SHOW US THAT MUG? THERE WE GO.

AND THANKS TO MY COLLEAGUES FOR BRAIN, THIS RESOLUTION IN THE FIRST PLACE, AND I'M HAPPY TO BE AN OFFICIAL CO-SPONSOR OF IT.

THANK YOU GUYS.

WE'RE A KITCHEN.

YES.

I WANT TO SECOND THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SHOW US ALL AS CO-SPONSORS OF THIS ONE.

UM, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS NEAR AND DEAR TO OUR HEARTS.

AND, UM, I WAS GOING TO SAY, I'M LOOKING AT THIS AND WE ALREADY ADDED EVERYBODY.

WE HAD IT.

IT HAD EVERYBODY, BUT YOU, I THINK SO THE RECORD SHOULD REFLECT THAT EVERYBODY HAS THAT AS A COSPONSOR TO ITEM NUMBER 70.

OKAY.

LAUREN GOLD COUNCIL MEMBERS AND MAYOR ADLER.

UH, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

UH, JUST THEN FOR SUPPORTING, UH, THAT RESOLUTION FOR AN, A NOTORIOUS RBG.

UM, BUT UH, I AM CALLING IN FOR A DIFFERENT REASON.

UM, I'M A NATIVE AUSTINITE.

I'VE BEEN WORKING IN THIS TOWN AS A FULL TIME PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN FOR 16 YEARS.

UH, BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, I WAS PERFORMING FIVE TO SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK AND AUSTIN AND I DRIVE A HUNDRED PERCENT OF MY INCOME FROM LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE.

AS OF TODAY, I HAVEN'T PLAYED A PUBLIC GIG FOR NEARLY SEVEN MONTHS.

SO YOU CAN IMAGINE THIS SENSE OF URGENCY.

I FEEL WHEN IT COMES TO SAVING OUR CREATIVE CULTURE AND THE PLACES THAT HOSTS THAT CULTURE AND MINE IS JUST ONE STORY OF MANY.

I DON'T HAVE TO CONVINCE YOU ALL OF THE FACT THAT THIS CULTURE IS WHAT DEFINES AUSTIN.

THE FACT THAT YOU COULD HEAR TOP NOTCH, LIVE MUSIC OF ALMOST ANY STYLE ANY NIGHT OF THE WEEK, ENJOY DELICIOUS THE WORD WINNING MEALS AT ANY NUMBER OF OUR GREAT RESTAURANTS TAKE IN THE BEAUTY OF NATURE IN THE MIDST OF AN URBAN SETTING.

THESE ARE THE REASONS PEOPLE FLOCK TO OUR CITY.

THE PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN PROBLEMS THAT NEEDED ADDRESSING BEFORE AND MAGNIFIES THEM EXPONENTIALLY.

SO ALTHOUGH WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR THE FUNDS PROMISED BY THE STATE'S RESIDENCE RESOLUTION, WE NEED A PLAN THAT DOESN'T JUST STAUNCH THE WOUND, BUT THAT WILL ACTUALLY SUSTAIN OUR INDUSTRY LONG TERM.

UM, THE VISITORS THAT ARE FUND PROPOSED AN ITEM 80, COULD ACTUALLY PROVIDE THE SUSTAINING SUPPORT OUR INDUSTRY SO DESPERATELY NEEDS THE SMART PLAN.

AND IT MAKES RIGHTFUL USE OF THE PERCENTAGE OF A PERCENTAGE OF THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX, WHICH IS FUELED BY THE WORK OF AUSTIN'S VITAL MUSIC, FOOD AND ARTS COMMUNITY.

THOSE FUNDS SHOULD ABSOLUTELY BE REINVESTED IN THE INDUSTRY THAT BUILT THEM UP IN THE FIRST PLACE.

THIS WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR A VIBRANT POST PANDEMIC AUSTIN THAT WOULD CONTINUE TO DRAW VISITORS AND KEEP OUR ECONOMY FLOURISHING FOR YEARS TO COME.

I TOOK THE LIBERTY OF CREATING A PETITION TO GARNER SUPPORT FOR THIS ISSUE.

AND LET ME REFRESH AND CHECK TO MAKE SURE I HAVE THE UPDATED NUMBERS.

AND WITH JUST A QUICK SCRAPPY SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN, IT GENERATED 202 SIGNATURES IN LESS THAN 36 HOURS.

YOU'LL ALL FIND A LINK TO THIS PETITION IN YOUR INBOX.

SO YOU CAN CHECK BACK AND SEE HOW MANY SIGNATURES WERE ADDED SINCE MY LAST COUNT.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S A GOOD DEAL OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR THIS MEASURE.

THE 5 MILLION SET ASIDE FOR VENUES AND THE 5 MILLION SET ASIDE FOR LEGACY BUSINESSES THAT FACE RESOLUTION WILL NOT BE NEARLY ENOUGH TO KEEP OUR ENDANGERED INDUSTRY FROM EVAPORATING.

IT'LL JUST SLOW.

THE PROCESS, THE SEED FUNDING PROVOKE PROMOTE PROPOSED IN ITEM 80 WOULD NOT JUST BE AKIN TO PUTTING A BANDAID ON THIS DEEP WOUND, BUT WE'LL HELP THESE BUSINESSES START TO HEAL AND BECOME STRONGER OVER TIME.

SO PLEASE VOTE.

YES.

ON ITEM THAT AUSTIN, TEXAS DOESN'T BECOME ANY

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TOWN USA.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

EMELINA SOMEBODY GOOD MORNING.

I AM HERE IN SUPPORT OF THE VISION PLAN FOR JOHN PRIVY IN YOUR PARK AT MORRISON RANCH ITEM NUMBER 23.

AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WHOLE HEARTED SUPPORT OF THE PARK.

I CAN'T BELIEVE WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF DEVELOPMENT.

MY NAME IS ED MALINDA.

SO MY RIPA JOHN TRIVINIA WAS MY UNCLE.

THIS PARK IS A TRIBUTE TO HIS LIFELONG RECORD OF PUBLIC SERVICE.

THIS PARK WILL BE ENJOYED BY MANY, BUT ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH LIMITED ACCESS TO RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

SO WE HAVE A GOOD FORTUNE OF HAVING WORKED WITH CHARLES MAYBERRY PARTS, PROJECT MANAGER AND DAVID MALDA GGN PRINCIPLE.

WE FOUND THEM AND THEIR STAFF EASY TO WORK WITH.

THEY CREATED A PLAN TO REFLECT SUGGESTIONS AND EMBRACES THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE PARK 320 ACRES IS A BIG PIECE OF PROPERTY.

HOWEVER, ABOUT A THIRD OF IT IS PRONE TO FLOODING AND I BRING YOUR ATTENTION TO WHAT IS BEING CALLED AT VENTURE PLAY.

THIS IS SO NAMED BECAUSE OBJECTIONS TO HAVING A BMX SKATE FACILITY ON THE PREMISES, HAVING A LARGE BLOCK OR CONCRETE RUNS CONTRARY TO THE PARTS PRIOR TO MAINTAIN ITS NATURAL BEAUTY.

I ASKED YOU INSTEAD YOU CONSIDER A BASKETBALL COURT TENNIS COURT OR A FIELD FOR BASEBALL OR SOCCER SPORTS THAT APPEAL TO THOSE UNABLE TO AFFORD EXPENSIVE GEAR, AS OPPOSED TO LEAVING IT OPEN FOR A FEATURE BMX SKATE AND FACILITY.

THANKS AGAIN.

I AM.

SO LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING THE GATES TO JONATHAN, TO BE IN YOUR PARK OPEN FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY, AND I CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR THAT TIME.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS PARK FOR THE RESOLUTION FOR JUSTICE GINSBERG AND FOR THE GOOD, UH, THE HEALTHY STREETS PROGRAM.

THANK YOU, JOHN POINTER.

HELLO COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS JOHN POINTER, 11 TIME AUSTIN MUSIC AWARD WINNER, UH, INTERNATIONAL TOURING ARTISTS AND POTENTIALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES.

UM, AS OTHERS HAVE MENTIONED, ACTUALLY, I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE PETITION THAT WENT AROUND.

THAT'S ONE OF THE CHALLENGES OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

UM, BUT I WOULD GLADLY ADD MY NAME TO THAT LIST.

SO WHATEVER THE NUMBER WAS 220, WE'LL CALL IT 221.

NOW I'M SPEAKING OBVIOUSLY IN SUPPORT OF ITEM 80 AND WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO VOTE YES.

ON IT.

UH, WE'VE BEEN, OUR VENUES HAVE BEEN IN ON THE VERGE OF A CRISIS FOR QUITE A WHILE.

UH, BECAUSE AS THE LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, YOU ALL KNOW WE HAVEN'T PUT A WHOLE LOT OF CAPITAL INTO THE LIVE MUSIC AND THAT'S A PROBLEM THAT YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SOLVE RIGHT NOW.

UM, IN ONE WAY FROM THE CITY SIDE, WITH THIS, UH, VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER, SORT OF A MOVE.

SO I'M IN FULL SUPPORT OF THAT.

UM, OBVIOUSLY WE'VE LOST, THREADGILL'S, WE'VE LOST SHADY GROVE.

WE'RE LOOKING AT LOSING A LOT MORE.

SO AS, UH, AS THE OTHER SPEAKER MENTIONED, YOU KNOW, WE CAN'T JUST STAUNCH THE BLEEDING.

IF YOU THINK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THREADGILL'S.

UM, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF ARTISTS THAT HAVE COME THROUGH AUSTIN, LIKE ME WHO MAKE OUR LIVING FULL TIME, TRAVELING THE WORLD AS CULTURAL AMBASSADORS OF THE CITY.

AND WE ALL STARTED IN PLACES LIKE FRED GILL'S.

UM, THE REASON THAT AUSTIN MUSICIANS ARE KNOWN THE WORLD OVER IS THAT AUSTIN IS LIKE A GREAT GYM FOR WORKING OUT.

WE BUILD OUR STRENGTH HERE BECAUSE WE HAVE TO PLAY WELL ENOUGH TO PULL PEOPLE IN FROM CEDAR PARK OR BELT IN OR ELGON OR BASTROP TO COME SEE US DOWNTOWN STRUGGLE AGAINST PARKING, AND THEN STILL PUT ON A SHOW THAT THEY'LL FEEL LIKE THEY GOT MORE THAN THEY ANTICIPATED WHEN WE LAND ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.

WE TAKE THAT STRENGTH WITH US AND IN A PLACE LIKE NEW YORK, FOR INSTANCE, THERE ARE 10,000 PEOPLE WITHIN A BLOCK.

THEY FLOCK TO THE SHOW BECAUSE WE'VE LEARNED TO PULL PEOPLE FROM MILES AND MILES AWAY, BUT WITHOUT THE VENUES FOR US TO BUILD THAT SKILLSET, AUSTIN STANDS TO LOSE AN ESSENTIAL SYSTEM.

AND SO I THINK THAT ITEM 80 IS A, IS A GREAT STEP FOR GETTING THE CITY INVOLVED AND PUTTING SOME CAPITAL INTO THE LIVE MUSIC HERE IN THE LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL.

SO I APPRECIATE ALL OF THE CO-SPONSORS AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL THE REST OF YOU TO CONSIDER JUMPING ON THAT AS WELL, BUT AT LEAST A VOTING.

YES.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP.

HI, I'M KATIE CAM, LONGTERM RESIDENT OF AUSTIN, AND CURRENTLY A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT NINE.

AND SPEAKING IN FAVOR OF ITEM 80, THE RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER FUND TO SUPPORT LOCAL ICONIC VENUES.

THANK YOU TO COUNCIL MEMBERS, KITCHEN FOOLS, AND ALSO FOR BRINGING THIS RESOLUTION TO THE COUNCIL.

I AND OTHERS ENCOURAGED CITY COUNCIL PREVIOUSLY TO USE HOTEL TAX REVENUE, TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL PLACES AND PEOPLE THAT CREATE AUSTIN'S CULTURE THAT IS ATTRACTIVE TO VISITORS AND RESIDENTS LIKE THIS RESOLUTION SHOWS THAT COUNCIL IS LISTENING.

SO THANK YOU.

THIS RESOLUTION IS A MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

AND SHOWING THAT COUNCIL IS THINKING CREATIVELY TO SUPPORT THE CREATIVE ECONOMY OF AUSTIN THAT ATTRACTS VISITORS TO AUSTIN.

PLEASE APPROVE THIS RESOLUTION AND TAKE THIS INITIATIVE FURTHER BY CANCELING THE CONVENTION CENTER EXPANSION ALTOGETHER, THE HOTEL TAX REVENUE NEEDS TO BE INVESTED IN THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND PROGRAMS THAT MAKE AUSTIN UNIQUE BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, I WOULD GO DANCING AT THE PLACES WITHIN THE RESOLUTION THAT DOES WHITE HORSE CONTINENTAL CLUB AND BROKEN SPOKE.

I WOULD MEET PEOPLE FROM OUT OF TOWN AT THOSE PLACES, AND IT WAS OBVIOUS.

THEY ENJOYED EXPERIENCING THE LOCAL MUSIC SCENE, LISTENING TO MUSICIANS, WATCHING DANCERS AND DANCING WITH LOCALS.

THOSE PLACES ARE MUCH MORE MEMORABLE THAN THE HALLS OF THE CENTER.

AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, AUSTIN DOES NOT NEED CONVENTION BUSINESS FOR THE TOURISM ECONOMY.

I CONVENTION CENTERS ARE BORN INVESTMENT.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO APPROACH OF CREATIVELY THINKING ABOUT HOW TO SUPPORT AUSTIN'S CULTURE WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF THE TEXAS TAX CODE BY REDIRECTING HOTEL TAX REVENUE FROM EXPANSIONS OF THE STERILE BUILDING TO THE VIBRANT PLACES IN TOWN.

SO PEOPLE OF AUSTIN, THANK YOU, STEPHANIE TREVINO.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS STEPHANIE .

MY GRANDDAUGHTER IS THE LATE JOHN JR.

I'M CALLING TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 23, THAT JOHN DEVINO METROPOLITAN PARK MASTER PLAN OVER THE PAST YEAR, MY FAMILY AND I HAVE ADVOCATED FOR A MASTER PLAN THAT WOULD ENCOMPASS THE COMMUNITY'S WANTS AND NEEDS AS WELL AS HONOR.

THE LEGACY OF MY GRANDFATHER FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW MY GRANDFATHER PERSONALLY, HE WAS ALL ABOUT FAMILY FIRST DURING HIS PASSING, HE WRECKED ME WITH A FEW TASKS.

ONE OF THESE TASKS WAS NOT ONLY TO ENSURE THE PARK WAS DEVELOPED, BUT TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS SOMETHING THAT HIS GRANDCHILDREN'S CHILDREN WOULD BE ABLE TO ENJOY.

WE ALSO WANTED IT TO BE SOMETHING THAT EVERYONE COULD GATHER, ENJOY NATURE, AND GO FISHING AS HE DID WHEN HE WAS GROWING UP.

IT IS MY FAMILY'S HOPE THAT THE CITY MANAGER, COUNCIL MEMBERS, MAYOR, AND THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENTS CONTINUE TO WORK WITH A THIRD FAMILY TO CONTINUE AND MAKE SURE THAT THE PARK IS DEVELOPED INTO SOMETHING GREAT.

ON BEHALF OF IT, THE THREE, THE ENTIRE ANNUAL FAMILY, WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED OVER THE YEARS TO MAKE THIS DREAM A REALITY, ESPECIALLY OUR COUSIN, JOHNNY LEE WARREN, WHO WAS NOT ABLE TO BE WITH US TODAY, AND HONOR, WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN MY GRANDFATHER'S 82ND BIRTHDAY THIS SUNDAY, HE ASKED THAT YOU PASS AND APPROVED THE MASTER PART PLAN.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, ADAM ORMAN.

HELLO, AND THANK YOU AS ALWAYS FOR MAKING THE TIME TO HEAR FROM US.

UM, GOOD WORK.

AUSTIN SPOKE AS A GROUP YESTERDAY, SO YOU'LL ONLY BE HEARING FROM ME TODAY REPRESENTING SPECIFICALLY, UH, THE OVER 40 BUSINESSES WHO HAD INPUT ON THIS WEEK, THE ITEMS ON, UH, THE CAREGIVERS, UH, AISD CAREGIVERS PROGRAM AND EAT INITIATIVE ITEMS 77 AND 78, PLEASE VOTE.

YES.

ON BOTH OF THESE ITEMS, THEY HAVE CREATED AT LEAST, UH, 20 JOBS FOR RESTAURANTS THAT ARE SERVICING.

UH, AND THAT IS, THAT WILL END UP BEING, UM, APPROXIMATELY NINE RESTAURANTS.

UM, DEPENDING ON THE SCALE OF THE, UH, OF THE PROGRAMS WEEKS, A WEEK, 180 JOBS CREATED FROM JUST THESE TWO FOOD ACCESS PROGRAMS ALONE, UH, THEY'VE FED AUSTIN'S MOST IN NEED COMMUNITIES AND PROVIDED SUPPORT TO LOCAL FARMS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PREVIOUS SUPPORT.

AND PLEASE EXTEND, UH, EXTEND THE CAREGIVERS PROGRAM TO SEVEN MEALS A WEEK.

UM, AND, UH, AND THANK YOU FOR BEGINNING THE EAT INITIATIVE AND AWARDING IT TO LOCAL BUSINESSES ON ITEMS 75 AND 80.

WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL PRIORITIZE HISTORIC BARS, RESTAURANTS, AND VENUES THAT HAVE NOT RECEIVED PRIOR AID AT ANY LEVEL THAT ARE MOST IN NEED.

AND THAT ARE MINORITY OWNED TO RECEIVE THE LEGACY GRANT AND SERVE AS VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERS.

WE CAN LOCATE ESTABLISHMENT OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN

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AS VISITORS OFTEN NOW STAY IN LARGE NUMBERS AS FAR NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND WEST.

THESE SMALL STEPS ARE LIFELINES FOR INDEPENDENT OPERATORS.

THEY ARE NOT THE TREMENDOUS SHORT TERM ASSISTANCE THAT THEY NEED UNTIL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STEPS IN.

UH, SO FOR NOW WE NEED TO TARGET AND HELP WHERE WE CAN AND MAKE THOSE DOLLARS GO AS FAR AS THEY CAN, UM, UNTIL WE CAN LOCATE, UH, MORE RESOURCES AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.

AND FINALLY, THANK YOU.

UM, I GUESS IT'S EVERY COUNCIL MEMBER NOW, UH, FOR INTRODUCING ITEM 80, UH, THERE ARE A FEW JEWISH AMERICAN HEROES WHO ARE OPEN ABOUT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THEIR FAITH AND THEIR SERVICE, THEIR ROLE IN SOCIETY AS JUSTICE GINSBURG OF LESS THAN MEMORY.

AND THANK YOU.

I THANK YOU FOR RECOGNIZING HER UNIQUE PLACE IN OUR HISTORY AFTER DAYS, CHARLES ROEKEL THE BIRD RESOLUTION IS ACTUALLY ITEM 79.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, GO AHEAD.

I'M SORRY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SORRY.

GOOD MORNING.

I AM CHARLES RAECHEL.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE DURING THESE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIMES, I CALLED TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF ITEM 23, THE VISION PLAN FOR JOHN DEVINO JUNIOR METROPOLITAN PARK, CHARLES MAYBERRY, DAVID MILDER, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE TEAMS DESERVE THE HIGHEST PRAISE FOR THEIR EXEMPLARY WORK AND LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY AND CREATING A VISION PLAN THAT MAKES THE MOST OF THIS UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL SITE.

I'M ENTHUSIASTICALLY SUPPORTIVE OF THE VISION PLAN AND THE PROPOSED PHASES FOR DEVELOPING THE PART PLAN INCLUDES PRECISELY THE KINDS OF FEATURES FOR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY.

MR. CONSISTENTLY AND EMPHATICALLY REQUESTED.

I WAS HAPPY TO SEE THE VISION PLANNING ELIMINATES THE SKATE AND BIKE SKILLS FACILITY THAT HAD APPEARED IN EARLIER VERSIONS.

THE SKATE AND BIKE FACILITY WAS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE NATURAL BEAUTY AND FAMILY ORIENTATION OF THE SITE, AND SUCH A FACILITY WOULD HAVE CONSUMED UNNECESSARILY PART OF THE LIMITED SPACE AND THE RAVINE AREA THAT LIES ABOVE THE PARK'S FLOOD, PLAIN, A UNIQUE FEATURE OF THE PLAN I ESPECIALLY LIKE IS A COMMUNITY'S WALK.

THE ONE MILE LOOP CAN PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT INFORMATION ABOUT JOHN FOR THE VIDEO, SO THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL UNDERSTAND HIS EXTRAORDINARY IMPORTANCE IN OUR CITY'S HISTORY.

BEFORE I CONCLUDE, I DO WANT TO BRING TO YOUR INTENTION, THE UNSUNG HEROINE OF THIS VENTURE WHILE LITERALLY ON HIS DEATH BED, MR. COULD HAVE BEEN HEALED, TURNED TO HIS KNEES, CRUMBLED INTO SOMEBODY'S BUTT AND SAID, THE PARK IS IN YOUR HANDS.

IT WASN'T FACT AIR MELINDA, WHO HAD WORKED WITH COUNCIL MEMBER OF OUR OFFICE 11 YEARS BEFORE TO HAVE THE MARCH AND RANCH TRACK NAMED IN HONOR OF JOHN .

IT WAS THERE.

MY NAME WHO WORKED, YOU FIND SERVICES, SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR THE MASTER PLAN.

AND AFTER MR DIED, IT WAS THEIR MELINDA WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY TO HAVE DEVELOPMENT OF PROVINCIAL PARK INCLUDED IN A SUCCESSFUL BOND ELECTION OF NOVEMBER, 2018.

THIRD DINO'S CONFIDENCE WAS PLACED IN THE RIGHT HANDS.

ARE YOU READY TO APPROVE THE PART'S VISION PLAN IF YOU DO IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, AUSTINITES CAN BEGIN ENJOYING THE UNIQUE BEAUTY AND SPLENDOR OF A VERY SPECIAL PLACE NAMED IN HONOR OF A VERY SPECIAL MAN IN DOING SO.

OF COURSE THEY WILL BE UNAWARE OF THE ENORMOUS DEBT OF GRATITUDE THAT YODA EMELYN FOR WHAT SHE DID ONCE AGAIN.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR CITY TAKING HER.

YEAH, I JUST WANTED TO SAY HI, GOOD MORNING.

I'M SO SORRY TO INTERRUPT THE NEXT SPEAKER.

I JUST WANTED TO THANK THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER FOR RECOGNIZING THE ROLE OF, UM, MR. TREVINO'S NIECE.

THAT WAS REALLY JUST BEAUTIFULLY SAID.

AND THANK YOU FOR MAKING THOSE OF US WHO MAY BE LESS AWARE OF THE IMPORTANT ROLE THAT YOU'VE PLAYED, UM, AWARE OF, OF HOW IMPORTANT OUR STEWARDSHIP OF THIS PROJECT.

AWESOME.

THANK YOU, SPEAKER.

I APOLOGIZE.

GO AHEAD.

OH, THAT'S OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO GOOD MORNING, LIKE I SAID, MY NAME IS URSULA TICKNER AND I'M A POLICY AND ADVOCACY STRATEGIST FOR THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF TEXAS.

AND I AM CALLING TODAY TO SUPPORT ITEM 79, THE RESOLUTION HONORING JUSTICE, RUTH BADER GINSBURG.

UM, I FIRST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE OVERWHELMING SUPPORT WE'VE HAD FROM COUNCIL ON THIS ITEM.

UM, AND FOR CREATING THE SPACE TO HONOR JUSTICE GINSBURG AND HER LEGACY, WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

UM, JUSTICE GINSBURG WAS, UH, A HERO FOR ME PERSONALLY, AND FOR SO MANY OTHERS AND THAT'S TRULY LEFT THIS COUNTRY AND THE CITY CHANGED BECAUSE OF HER LIFE'S WORK, YOU KNOW, AT THE ACLU, OUR MISSION IS TO PROTECT, DEFEND, AND EXPAND CIVIL LIBERTIES FOR EVERY PERSON.

AND THERE'S REALLY NO BETTER EXAMPLE OF THE PURSUIT OF THAT MISSION THAN IN THE LIFE OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG.

SHE BEGAN HER CAREER AT HARVARD LAW SCHOOL AS A YOUNG MOTHER AND ONE

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OF ONLY NINE WOMEN IN HER CLASS AND GREW TO BECOME THE ARCHITECT OF A LEGAL STRATEGY TO ERADICATE GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES AND FOUNDING THE WOMEN'S RIGHTS PROJECT AT THE ACLU ALONG THE WAY.

UM, IT'S NOT AN OVERSTATEMENT TO SAY THAT THE WORLD, AS WE KNOW IT NOW WOULD BE VERY DIFFERENT WITHOUT RUTH BADER GINSBURG IN IT, FOR ME PERSONALLY, AS A FIGHTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN TEXAS, SHE HAS BEEN A GUIDING STAR FOR MANY YEARS.

SHE NEVER SHIED AWAY FROM HOW IMPORTANT ACCESS TO ABORTION IS IN THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY AND DECLARING ONCE THAT THE LEGAL FIGHT FOR ABORTION ACCESS ISN'T ABOUT SOME GENERALIZED NOTION OF PRIVACY, BUT IT'S REALLY RATHER THEY CENTER ON A WOMAN'S AUTONOMY TO DETERMINE HER LIFE'S COURSE AND LET'S ENJOY EQUAL CITIZENSHIP STATURE AND OUR COUNTRY.

WHILE THE LINK BETWEEN EQUALITY AND ACCESS TO BASIC HEALTHCARE MAY SEEM OBVIOUS TO SOME JUSTICE GINSBURG KNACK FOR GETTING STRAIGHT TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER.

I BELIEVE MADE THAT POINT A LITTLE CLEARER FOR ANYMORE.

UM, YOU KNOW, IN CLOSING, I WANT TO KEEP THIS BRIEF, BUT IN CLOSING, I LEAVE YOU WITH A QUOTE FROM HER OF HERS THAT HAS BECOME A REAL MANTRA OF MINE.

THAT REAL CHANGE AND DURING CHANGE HAPPENS ONE STEP AT A TIME.

AND TODAY I ASK THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN TAKE THAT NEXT RIGHT STEP AND PASS THIS RESOLUTION TO HONOR HER LEGACY THROUGH ACTION.

I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

PATSY HARNISH.

HI, GOOD MORNING, ADLER MAYOR PRO TEM AND ALL CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS HAPPY HARNISH OWNER, DIRECTOR OF BRIGHT BEGINNINGS CHARACTERS' CENTER IN NORTH AUSTIN.

I'VE BEEN IN LOFT AND GETTING BUSINESS IN AUSTIN FOR 16 YEARS.

I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR CREATING A CHILDCARE RELIEF GRANT WITH THE RMC RESOLUTION, PLEASE SUPPORT ITEM 73 TO LAUNCH THIS FUND.

THIS IS IMPORTANT TO ME IN MY PROGRAM AND THE NORTH AUSTIN COMMUNITY.

UM, BRIGHT BEGINNINGS IS A FOREST START PRS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER.

WE ARE ALSO UNITED WAYS, SIX X BY SIX AISD PRE K PARTNER.

WE ARE LOCATED IN NORTH AUSTIN.

WE ARE SITUATED BETWEEN ROSENBERG AND BROOKLYN.

WE ARE ALSO PROVIDED CHILD.

WE ALSO PROVIDE CHILDCARE FOR WORKFORCE SOLUTION, SALVATION ARMY ACC BRIDGE YMCAS PROGRAM, CRIME VICTIMS. UM, AND OUR SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS CONSISTS OF 65% BLACK, 30% HISPANIC AND 5% WHITE.

WE'VE BEEN OPEN DURING THIS WHOLE COVID, UM, EPISODE TAKING CARE OF CHILDREN DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES, BUT WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO PROVIDING A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT THAT NURTURES THE WHOLE CHILD.

OUR ORGANIZATION TAKES PRIDE IN PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY CHILDCARE THAT FOCUSES ON CHALLENGING AND STIMULATING THE INTELLECT OF A LOWER SOCIO ECONOMIC CHILDREN OF NORTH AUSTIN.

WE RECOGNIZE EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTINGS IS A CHILD'S FIRST COMMUNITY OR ENVIRONMENT OF RELATIONSHIPS, RELATIONSHIPS OUTSIDE OF THE HOME.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO CREATING AN ATMOSPHERE WHERE CHILDREN EXPERIENCED MORE LOVING AND STABLE RELATIONSHIPS, HOPEFULLY FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THAT CONCLUDES ALL OF THE SPEAKERS HERE.

JUST TALKING TO THE WAY COUNSELOR,

[Consent Agenda (Part 1 of 2)]

DO YOU NEED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA? I DO NEED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT.

I'D BE HAPPY TO DO THAT.

THAT'S OUR POOL TOO, WHICH IS ITEMS ONE THROUGH 52 69 THROUGH 80 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE PULLED ITEMS, WHICH ARE 2171 72, 73, 74, 75, 76 AND 80.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON THE, UH, COLD AGENDA OR LIKE KIDS SAID THE AGENDA THAT'S OVER FLATTING IT.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE A NOTE OF ITEM 35.

UM, IT'S ANOTHER CONTRACT THAT, UM, WE TALKED ABOUT IN PRIOR COUNCIL MEETINGS, WHERE WE WANT TO TRY AND DESIGN OUR CONTRACTING PROCESS TO, UH, ALLOW FOR SMALLER AND MORE DIVERSE VENDORS TO PARTICIPATE AS PRIME CONTRACTORS.

UM, YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN TALKING TO THE HISPANIC CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION AND A FEW OTHER FOLKS.

I THINK WE'RE FINE WITH THIS MOVING FORWARD NOW, BUT, UM, I WANT TO ENCOURAGE MY COLLEAGUES TO JOIN WITH THE, IN AN EFFORT TO CONTINUE OUR FOCUS ON THAT.

WE DID SOME GOOD WORK HOUSE NUMBER TOVO AND I, AND A FEW OTHERS DID SOME GOOD WORK ON INSOURCING VERSUS OUTSOURCING.

AND, AND I THINK THERE'S SOME ADDITIONAL GOOD WORK TO BE DONE HERE ON ENSURING OUR CONTRACTING PROCESSES, UH,

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AFFORD ENOUGH OPPORTUNITY FOR SMALLER VENDORS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ANY FURTHER CONVERSATION ON THE CONSENT AGENDA HEARING NONE.

YES.

COUNCILOR ALTAR.

YES.

THANK YOU.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE ALL THE WORK THAT WENT INTO ITEMS 19 AND 20, WHICH ARE PURCHASING CONSERVATION EASEMENTS FOR 560.5 ACRES IN THE BARTON SPRINGS RECHARGE ZONE.

UM, THIS FUNDING COMES FROM THE BONDS THAT WERE APPROVED IN 2018 AND IS AN IMPORTANT STEP FOR US TO PRESERVE OUR WATER QUALITY, UM, FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.

SO I WANT TO THANK THE STAFF WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THE NATURE CONSERVANCY FOR CONTINUING TO FIND WAYS FOR US TO, UM, LEVERAGE THESE FUNDS TO MAKE REALLY IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES FOR OUR WATER QUALITY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THERE.

THANKS.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS THAT I'M NOT GOING TO ASK HERE TODAY, BUT I AM INTERESTED IN CONNECTING WITH OUR STUFF ON PROGRAMS SUCH AS 29.

I THINK OUR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM IS A REALLY IMPORTANT PROGRAM AND ONE THAT WE DO IN COLLABORATION WITH TRAVIS COUNTY, WE'RE POSTED HERE TODAY TO RATIFY THE INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT, BUT IT OCCURRED TO ME WHEN I SAW THAT.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE CONTINUE TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE.

I'M NOT CLEAR ON WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE PROGRAMS THIS SUMMER AND WHETHER, UM, IN, IN REALLY WE DIDN'T HAVE THE KIND OF IN PERSON OPPORTUNITIES WHERE OUR USERS THAT WE TYPICALLY DO.

SO I JUST WANT TO PUT THAT OUT THERE THAT I HOPE OUR STAFF CAN SERVE.

UM, AND PERHAPS IT'S APPROPRIATE TO LET ALL OF THE COUNCIL KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO SOME OF THOSE PROGRAMS THAT REALLY RELY ON IN PERSON CONTRACT CONTACT, UM, WHETHER THERE WERE SAVINGS IN THOSE PROGRAMS AS A RESULT OF MORE LIMITED ACTIVITIES.

AND IF SO, HOW CAN WE POTENTIALLY LOOK TOWARD USING THOSE, USING THAT SAVINGS THIS YEAR TO PROVIDE, UM, OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR YOUTH MAYBE IN ADVANCE OF NEXT SUMMER AS WELL? SO JUST, JUST PUTTING A SPOTLIGHT ON THAT ISSUE AND A REQUEST THAT STAFF, UM, EITHER PROVIDE MY OFFICE WITH THAT INFORMATION OR POTENTIALLY THE WHOLE COUNCIL, IF THERE'S BROADER INTERESTS, WE CAN CERTAINLY WORK ON THAT COUNCIL MEMBER.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THOSE ARE FAIR.

ARE THEY RIGHT? KATHY MAYOR? UM, I ALSO WANTED TO ASK A QUICK QUESTION, OUR CODE DEPARTMENT, AS IT RELATES TO 50, I HAD SORT OF A RAISE THIS QUESTION ON TUESDAY, BUT DIDN'T ASK IT DIRECTLY AND THEN DIDN'T ASK IT IN THE Q AND A.

SO I JUST NEED TO ASK IT HERE OF OUR, OF OUR DIRECTOR.

UM, CAN YOU PLEASE HELP US UNDERSTAND THE HOURS OF OUR CODE OFFICERS CURRENTLY? I'M JUST GOING TO TAKE ONE MINUTE FOR OUR INTERIM DIRECTOR MOVED ON.

WELL, WE PULL OVER THE SPEAKER, UM, OR THE STAFF MEMBER.

WE DO HAVE ANOTHER SPEAKER WHO WAS TRYING TO GET OKAY.

WHILE WE'RE PULLING THAT PERSON OVER.

WHY DON'T YOU RECOGNIZE THAT SPEAKER TO SPEAK? OKAY.

NEVERMIND.

NOPE.

GOOD MORNING.

GOOD MORNING.

YOUR COUNCIL MEMBERS.

UH, YEAH, TO ANSWER THE QUESTION.

THIS IS .

YEAH, THAT WAS A LITTLE BIT ORIGINAL FOR THE, UH, WELL, THEY ALSO GO, WE GOT EXTENDED AND EXTENDED TEAM AWARDS ON THE EIGHT O'CLOCK NINE , UH, THE SHORT TERM RENTAL QUEEN.

THEY USUALLY WORK LATE HOURS SOMETIMES DON'T BILL 10:00 PM OR 11:00 PM WEEKENDS, UH, RECENTLY BECAUSE OF THEIR COVID-19 RESPONSE.

WE BEING A STAFF OR THE LOUD PLOT, KATHY OR ME, I THOUGHT IT WAS OFF.

THANKS.

UM, I'LL, I'LL FOLLOW UP WITH YOUR DEPARTMENT OR ASK MY STAFF TOO, BECAUSE WE HAVE GOTTEN BACK, UH, AN ANSWER TO SOME, DO MULTIPLE TESTS, INFORMATION THAT SUGGEST THE OFFICERS ARE, ARE UNAVAILABLE AT, UH, BEYOND FIVE IN SOME CASES.

AND, AND, YOU KNOW, OFTEN WE HAVE, UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE TWO VIOLATIONS TAKING PLACE AFTER HOURS AROUND THE WEEKEND, ESPECIALLY IF, IF WE DON'T HAVE STUFF DURING THAT TIME.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE HAVE INCREASING,

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WE HAVE CONTINUED TO INCREASE THE FUNDING TO CODE IS TO PROVIDE, UM, OFFICER'S DOING THOSE GAPS AND THAT YOU CAN HOURS AND OVER THE WEEKEND.

AND IT WOULD CONCERN ME IF, IF THE COVERAGE IS NOT, IS NOT AS ME ANTICIPATED.

SO, UM, THANK YOU FOR THAT INFORMATION.

I WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW UP ON, ON THAT, UH, MAYOR PRO TEM.

UM, I WASN'T SURE IF, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, HARPER MADISON WAS GOING TO SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE RBG AND I WAS JUST GOING TO LET IT GO TOO, BUT THEN I LEARNED FROM HER TO TAKE UP SPACE.

UM, AND SO I JUST DO, I DON'T HAVE ANY PREPARED, SO I'M JUST WANTING TO SAY QUICK, A COUPLE OF QUICK THINGS ABOUT THAT, UM, UH, RESOLUTION, UH, FIRST I WANT TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER CASAR BECAUSE HE ACTUALLY, UM, HE CAME, HE TALKED TO THE COUNSELOR, HARPER, MADISON, AND I ABOUT IT, AND,