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[00:00:01]

DO A

[CALL TO ORDER]

MOVE AHEAD AND KICK OFF THE MEETING HERE, OCTOBER 21ST, THE LEFT.

AND ONE IS THAT THE BOND OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.

HI CHAIR.

I APOLOGIZE.

INTERJECT.

THE CIRCUS IS INSISTING THAT WE WAIT FOR A MINUTE FOR SOMETHING WE'RE STILL WAITING FOR CLAIRE O'NEIL TO BE ABLE TO JOIN, TO REACH QUORUM, BUT I THOUGHT CLAIRE WAS ON THE PHONE.

SORRY.

I'M ON HERE.

I'M ON, I'M ON MY PHONE.

CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME? YES.

OKAY.

ARE WE GOOD PAGE? I WE'RE CURRENTLY DISCUSSING IF WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE HER IN A PERSON.

ONE SECOND, WE HAVE CONFIRMED THAT CLAIRE O'NEIL IS ON THE AUDIO AND SO WE HAVE REACHED A QUORUM.

OKAY, GREAT.

I CAN OFFICIALLY START.

UM, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND START WITH A QUICK ROLL CALL.

UM, START WITH COMMISSIONER NEATER, PRESENT COMMISSIONER SANDS OUT HERE.

COMMISSIONER O'NEILL PRESENT COMMISSIONER DASGUPTA.

AND WHO AM I MISSING? THAT'S IT.

OKAY.

UM, DOWN TO, UH, FIRST AGENDA ITEM, UM, EXCUSE ME, CHAIR.

WE'RE WAITING FOR JOHN MCNAB TO BE ABLE TO REJOIN JOHN MCNAB.

OH, THERE YOU GO.

THANK YOU.

I KNEW WE HAD CORN EARLIER.

OKAY.

NOW, IF YOU COULD JUST DO A QUICK ROLL CALL IF YOU'RE THERE.

OKAY.

FINALLY ON MUTED.

OKAY, GREAT.

GREAT.

ARE WE GOOD TO GO? YES, WE'RE READY TO BEGIN.

AWESOME.

ALRIGHT.

CALL THE ORDER'S COMPLETE APPROVAL

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

OF MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 16TH MEETING.

UM, THE DICE COULD REVIEW THOSE THERE.

MOTION TO APPROVE COMMISSIONER NEATER.

WAS THERE A SECOND MISSIONARY NAB ON FAVOR, APPROVING MINUTES FROM SEPTEMBER 16TH, SAY AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? OKAY, GREAT.

LET ME JUMP DOWN TO TODAY'S WHETHER WE, I ALSO SAID I, OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, GREAT.

YEAH, WE CAN DO A SERIES OF SIGNALS AND, UH, UM, UH,

[3a. Staff update from Austin Police Department, Emergency Medical Services, and Austin Fire Department about the Public Safety 2006, 2012, and 2018 Bond Programs]

ONTO, UH, STAFF BRIEFINGS PAGE.

I KNOW YOU HAD MENTIONED JUST A, THERE'S JUST A NUMERICAL ISSUE ON THE AGENDA, CORRECT? IT GOES STRAIGHT FROM ONE TO THREE.

AND SO WE'LL MOVING, MOVING, MOVING RIGHT INTO ITEM THREE.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANKS STAFF BRIEFINGS.

UM, WE HAVE SCHEDULED TODAY STAFF UPDATE FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT, UH, EMS, UH, AFD ABOUT THE PUBLIC SAFETY 2006, 2012 AND 2018 BOND PROGRAMS. SO WITH THAT, I WILL TURN IT OVER TO STAFF FOR THOSE UPDATES.

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HELLO, THIS IS TINA VAN.

WE WITH THE BUDGET OFFICE.

CAN Y'ALL HEAR ME? YES.

THANK YOU, TINA.

HI, GOOD AFTERNOON.

UM, WE'RE GONNA, I'M GOING TO START YOU OFF ON THIS, UH, PRESENTATION.

UM, GO AHEAD AND MOVE DOWN A COUPLE OF SLIDES.

UM, THE FIRST, UH, COUPLE OF SLIDES ARE OUR STANDARD, UM, MISSION AND GOALS, UH, FOR OUR COMMISSION.

UM, IF WE COULD, COULD MOVE DOWN NEXT SLIDE.

SO, UM, AS I MENTIONED TODAY WILL BE YOUR BRIEFING FOR PUBLIC SAFETY.

WE'RE GOING TO BE REVIEWING THE 2006 BOND, 2012 BOND AND 2018 BOND.

NEXT SLIDE, AS YOU HAVE SEEN BEFORE THE PRESENTATION TEMPLATE INCLUDES BASIC DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR THE BOND PROPOSITIONS THAT YOU'LL BE BRIEFED ON TODAY.

MMM, YEAH, THAT ONE.

YEAH, THERE YOU GO.

SO THIS FIRST ONE IS FOR 2006 PROPOSITION SEVEN.

UM, THE LINKS THAT ARE HERE WILL TAKE YOU TO THE BALLOT LANGUAGE AND THE BOND BROCHURE.

AND THIS ONE IS AN OLDER PROGRAM.

THE LINKS TO THE MORE INFORMATION ON THE, ON THE SLIDE WILL TAKE YOU TO, UH, INFORMATION THAT WILL REMIND YOU THAT THIS PROGRAM ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO INCLUDE THE NORTHEAST SUBSTATION MUNICIPAL COURT BUILDING THAT PROJECT RESULTED IN A LAND PURCHASE KNOWN AS THE HOME DEPOT SITE.

ONCE THERE WERE PLANS TO ADDRESS THAT NEW MUNICIPAL BUILDING THAT WOULD NOT BE FUNDED BY THE BOND DOLLARS COUNCIL, REALLOCATED FUNDS AND FYI 17, AND THEN AGAIN IN FY 19.

SO THE FUNDS COULD BE SPENT DOWN.

SO WHILE THIS IS AN OLDER PROGRAM, UH, REMAINING BALANCES WERE ONLY MADE AVAILABLE RELATIVELY RECENTLY.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS FOR PROP 16 FROM THE 2012 COMPREHENSIVE BOND PROGRAM.

THIS IS THE LAST BOND PROGRAM, WHICH INCLUDED ALL THREE OF OUR PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENTS.

SO THIS, UM, WENT TO EMS FIRE AND APD, NEXT SLIDE.

LASTLY, WE HAVE OUR MOST RECENTLY APPROVED COMPREHENSIVE BOND PROGRAM FROM 2018.

AND SO WE'RE HIGHLIGHTING HERE PROPOSITION F UM, THAT WAS ALLOCATED TO EMS AND FIRE.

UM, THIS IS THE ONLY PROGRAM OF THE ONES PRESENTED TODAY THAT HAS A CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS AND STAYS AT THE COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM SHOULD BE FINISHED IN EIGHT YEARS.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS SLIDE HERE IS A FINANCIAL SUMMARY OF WHERE WE ARE AT WITH THESE PROPOSITIONS AS OF QUARTER THREE OF 2020, WHICH IS ROUGHLY THE END OF JUNE.

UH, WE'RE STILL IN THE CLOSE PROCESS FOR QUARTER FOUR OF THE END OF THE YEAR ACCOUNTING PERIOD.

SO AT THIS POINT IN TIME FOR Q THREE Q THREE, 2006 IS NEAR AND SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION.

WE'RE AT 92% COMMITTED.

THE MAJORITY OF THE REMAINING BALANCES ARE RELATED TO AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT PROGRAM BECAUSE OF THAT REALLOCATION, I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY 2012 IS ALSO WINDING DOWN AND REMAINING BALANCES ARE IN THE APD PROGRAM.

AND FOR 2018, I DO WANT TO REMIND YOU GUYS THAT, UM, THIS IS CALLED THE 2018 PROGRAM FOR BEING THE CALENDAR YEAR THAT, UM, IT'S VOTED ON.

BUT WHEN THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS IS IN FISCAL YEAR 19 FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN, WE STARTED OUR FISCAL YEARS IN OCTOBER.

UM, SO, UH, THIS IS, UH, THE DATA FROM THE SECOND YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION AND THIS PROPOSITION IS 10% COMMITTED AND THIS IS A PRETTY GOOD PICTURE THAT DEMONSTRATES THE PROGRESS OF THE PROJECTS.

UM, AND AS YOU KNOW, WE DO TRADITIONALLY SEE SLOWER SPENDING IN THE BEGINNING OF A BOND PROGRAM AS PRELIMINARY WORK AND DESIGN GETS GOING.

AND THEN WE'LL SEE A MUCH FASTER PACE OF SPENDING AS MORE PROJECTS GO UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

NEXT SLIDE, THIS SHOWS THE HISTORICAL SPENDING UNDER THE 2006 PROP SEVEN, YOU CAN SEE WHERE IT WAS GOING ALONG

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REALLY WELL AND THEN STALLED OUT.

AND THEN YOU CAN SEE WHERE IT STARTED.

THE SPENDING REALLY STARTED TO PICK UP AGAIN, AGAIN, WE'RE AT QUARTER THREE, WE'RE AT 93% COMMITTED FOR THE PROPOSITION.

AND 95% COMMITTED IS REALLY WHERE WE CONSIDER, UH, THE BOND PROGRAM FINANCIALLY.

UH, COMPLETE NEXT SLIDE.

THIS SPENDING CURVE IS FOR THE 2012 PROGRAM PROP 16.

AND AT THIS TIME THE, THE SPENDING ESTIMATES WERE CAPTURED THE SHOWS, THE PROPOSITION WRAPPING UP BY THE END OF FY 21.

BUT OF COURSE THESE ARE ESTIMATES AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS LAST SLIDE ON SPENDING CAPTURES 2018 PROP F AND THE PLAN SPENDING IS A LITTLE STEEP AS WE START TO GET INTO THIS.

AND SO THAT MAY SMOOTH OUT IN THE FUTURE.

ONCE MORE CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY, BUT AS OF NOW, IT'S ESTIMATED TO BE WRAPPED UP FOR THE MOST PART AT THE END OF F Y I'M 22.

UM, NOW I'M GOING TO HAND IT OVER TO THE DEPARTMENTS TO TALK ABOUT THE DETAILS.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

CAN EVERYBODY HEAR ME? YES.

THANK YOU.

IF WE CAN MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

MY NAME IS WESLEY HOPKINS.

I'M THE DIVISION CHIEF FOR AUSTIN TRAVIS COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

MY CO PRESENTER IS DIVISION CHIEF, TONY HAYDEN WITH THE AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

TONY AND I OVERSEE FACILITIES FOR OUR RESPECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS.

THE CAPILLARY EMS STANDS ON THE 2012 BOND FOR PROPOSITION 16 AND FEBRUARY, 2020.

WE ACTUALLY FINISHED EMS HAS THREE REMAINING STATION PROJECTS THAT WAS EMS STATION TWO, EIGHT AND 11.

AND WE FINISHED OUR LAST STATION EMS STATION, EMS 11, JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME FOR THE COVID-19 ENDEMIC TO HIT.

AND SO THAT GOT AMBULANCES BACK HOME TO THEIR STRATEGIC LOCATION.

SO THAT WAS A BIG WIN FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

THESE PROJECTS INCLUDED RENOVATIONS OF CREW QUARTERS THAT ALLOWED US TO ADD THINGS LIKE, UH, INDIVIDUAL SHOWERS, UH, INDIVIDUAL SLEEP ROOMS, UH, WASHERS AND DRYERS, UH, KITCHENETTES.

THAT WAS A WILDLY SUCCESSFUL FOR EMS AS COVID-19 BEGAN TO PROGRESS INTO MARCH AND APRIL, UH, BECAUSE IT ALLOWED FOR MORE SANITARY LIVING CONDITIONS FOR OUR MEDICS THAT WERE WORKING 24 HOUR SHIFTS.

UH, IT ALSO ALLOWED FOR AMBULANCE OR A BAY RENOVATIONS.

SO WE COULD ACTUALLY FIT AMBULANCES INSIDE OF BAYS.

YOU COULD WALK AROUND IN 360 DEGREES AND CLEAN THINGS AND DECONTAMINATE THINGS.

UH, SO AGAIN, SUCCESSFUL, UH, IT ALSO ALLOWED FOR, UH, AN ADA COMPLIANCE FIRE CODE STANDARD UPGRADE AND GENDER EQUALITY.

UH, THE NEXT SLIDE, I'M GONNA TURN IT OVER TO ACHIEVE TONY HAYDEN WITH THE AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT TO TALK ABOUT HIS PORTION OF THE 2012 BONDS.

THANK YOU, WES.

UH, YOU CAN HEAR ME.

SO WE'RE GOING TO START OFF, I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE 2012 ON PROPOSITION 16, UH, AND HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE COMPLETED DURING THAT TIME.

UH, ONE OF THEM IS A, IS ACTUALLY, IT'S A, UH, IT'S A COMBINED USE FACILITIES, THE ONION CREEK FIRE AND EMS STATION.

THIS STATION WAS COMPLETED AND IT WAS ACTUALLY, UH, GIVEN AN AWARD.

IT WAS GIVEN RON'S METAL BY THE FARO STATION DESIGN AWARDS COMMITTEE.

UH, THAT'S THE FIRE INDUSTRY EDUCATION RESOURCE ORGANIZATION.

UM, THE FUNERAL CONFERENCE IS ONE OF TWO FIRE STATION.

DESIGN CONFERENCES IS PRETTY MUCH NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED, UH, AND DEALING WITH, UH, FIRE, UH, CONSTRUCTION.

SO WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THAT.

UH, WE ALSO COMPLETED SOME WORK IN OUR PHASE FIVE LOCKER ROOM PROJECT.

WE WERE ABLE TO, UH, GO BACK AND REVISIT FIVE STATIONS WHERE WE WERE ABLE TO IMPROVE GENDER EQUITY.

UH, THIS IS EXCITING FOR US CAUSE WE'RE NEARING THE FINAL STAGES OF REACHING 100%, UH, GENDER EQUITY IN OUR FACILITIES.

IT'S A REALLY BIG DEAL.

WE ALSO DID WORK IN OUR JEWEL TOWERS.

WE HAVE TWO PRIMARY DRILL TOWERS, UH, IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

WE'LL ALSO DO TRAINING.

THERE WERE SAFETY UPGRADES DONE WITH THIS BOND MONEY, UM, TO ALLOW US TO TRAIN BETTER AND SAFER.

W SOME OF THE THINGS WE ADDED IN THE TOWERS, UH, WERE HOOKS FOR REPELLING.

UM, WE DID UPGRADES TO THE WINDOWS AND RAILINGS INTO THE STEPS WHERE THEY WERE WORKED ON AND MAKE THEM SAFER.

AND WE INCLUDED NEW LIGHTS.

UH, THESE TOWERS ARE REALLY IMPORTANT.

LIKE I MENTIONED, THERE'S TWO OF THEM.

THEY, THE ENTIRE AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT USES THEM, UM, FOR TRAINING NEEDS.

SO IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO KEEP THOSE UPDATED.

WE ALSO ADD OUR TRAINING DIVISION, UH, AT A STORAGE, A STORAGE BUILDING.

UH, THE STORAGE BUILDING ALLOWS US TO HAVE DRILL FIELD SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT

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ACCESSIBLE ON THE DRILL FIELD TOOLS, HOSES, UH, TURNOUT GEAR, ALL THE THINGS THAT WE WOULD NEED NOR TO PROPERLY FUNCTION IN OUR TRAINING.

AND ALSO IN THE 2012 BOND, WE WERE ABLE TO DO SOME DRIVEWAY, UH, REPAIRS AND RENOVATIONS ACROSS THE CITY.

SO RE UH, REALLY EXCITING THINGS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO GET TAKEN CARE OF WITH THAT, UH, NEXT SLIDE.

AND I BELIEVE THIS IS GOING TO BE LESS THAN, UH, CHIEF HOPKINS YOU'RE MUTED, TONY.

I SURE DO APPRECIATE IT.

UH, REGARDING THE 2018 BOND PROPOSITION F IF YOU'LL LOOK AT THE SLIDES, WE DID INCLUDE A MAP SO THAT YOU CAN SEE WHERE THESE STATIONS ARE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

SO, UH, TYPICALLY THEY'RE, THEY'RE KIND OF LAID OUT NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH THESE, UH, STATIONS.

THERE ARE SOME LOCATIONS WHERE IT MAKES SENSE TO HAVE A STANDALONE EMS STATION THAN OTHER TIMES.

IT MAKES SENSE TO CO-LOCATE WITH THE AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT.

AND SO, UH, THE TWO ORGANIZATIONS COMING TOGETHER FOR THESE, UH, FACILITIES NEEDS WAS A MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL TO BOTH ORGANIZATIONS.

WE HAD DONE SOME, UH, FEASIBILITY STUDIES FOR THESE STATIONS, AND SO THEY WERE DEEMED SHOVEL READY.

SO THAT'S WHY WE WERE ABLE TO MOVE ON THEM OR VERY QUICKLY.

SO REGARDING A STANDALONE EMS STATION 33, THAT WAS AN ADDITION OF A CANOPY BEHIND THE STATION TO PRESENT, TO PREVENT FLOODING, UH, THAT WAS, UH, EASILY COMPLETED VERY QUICKLY.

THAT IS A STATION THAT HOUSES AN AMBULANCE AND A DISTRICT COMMANDER, AND SOMETIMES A SECOND AMBULANCE.

AND SO GETTING THAT RESOLVED SO THAT THE STATION DIDN'T HAVE TO GO OFFLINE AND DISPLAYS AMBULANCE, IS THAT A BAD NEIGHBORHOOD IN GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF THE CITY WAS, WAS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO EMS. WE HAVE BEEN, UH, SINCE THIS BEGAN TONY AND I LABORIOUSLY MEETING, UH, WITH, UH, PUBLIC WORKS AND WORKING ON THE DESIGN, UH, AND THE GENERAL PROGRAMMING FOR THESE STATIONS.

AND SO WE ANTICIPATE MARCH OF 2021, WE WILL START CONSTRUCTION ON EMS STATION ONE, FIVE, AND THEN OUR JOINT USE STATION EMS STATION 13, FIRE STATION 23, AND THEN SHORTLY THEREAFTER, JULY OF 2021, WE'LL START EMS SEVEN FIRE STATION, SIX, EMS, 10 FIRE STATION 25.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THAT WE'VE DONE.

THE MAJORITY OF THIS DESIGN ONLINE, UH, WE HAVE HIRED AN ARCHITECT AND WE ALSO HAVE A, UH, CONSTRUCTION TEAM ON BOARD.

AND SO WE'RE PROGRESSING QUITE RAPIDLY.

UH, IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT THERE'S NOT BEEN ANY APPRECIABLE DELAY, THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BUT WE'VE ALSO BEEN SMART ABOUT HOW WE DO SITE VISITS WHEN WE NEED TO EVALUATE THESE STATIONS REGARDING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, OUR POTENTIAL FAILURES AT THESE STATIONS, SO THAT WE DIDN'T PUT ANYBODY AT RISK.

SO WE'VE REALLY COORDINATED THAT I WILL POINT OUT THAT THIS GOES TO OUR PARTNERS AT PUBLIC WORKS, OUR PROJECT MANAGER, WILLIAM MASSENGALE HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY HELPFUL IN CONDUCTING THE ORCHESTRA AND KEEPING THESE PROJECTS ON TRACK.

UH, IF WE CAN MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, IF YOU'LL NOTICE THIS PICTURE, THIS IS EMS HAS FACILITIES COORDINATOR.

AND SO HE'S DOING A VIRTUAL WALKTHROUGH OF A STATION THAT WE'VE DESIGNED.

AND SO THAT'S JUST LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY SO THAT WHEN WE CAN'T MEET IN PERSON.

AND SO HE'S ABLE TO WALK THROUGH WALLS AND GET A LAYOUT OF THE STATION AND THE DESIGN.

AND SO THAT'S JUST SOME OF THE WAYS WE'VE USED A TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP THESE ON, ON TRACK AND REALLY MAXIMIZE OUR EFFICIENCIES, UH, REGARDING THE 2018 BOND.

UH, THESE STATIONS WILL GET A SIGNIFICANT UPGRADES TO CREW QUARTERS.

WE KNOW THAT THESE STATIONS FOR BOTH FIRE AND EMS ARE VERY STRATEGIC FOR BOTH ORGANIZATIONS AND THE POPULATION IS ONLY GROWING IN THOSE AREAS.

AND SO WE WANT TO PROGRAM THESE STATIONS FOR THE FUTURE, WHERE WE CAN ADD ADDITIONAL AMBULANCES, FIRE, APPARATUS, SUPERVISORS, EVEN COMMUNITY HEALTH PARAMEDICS, OR PARAMEDIC RESPONSE UNITS.

UH, WE ARE REALLY DESIGNING THESE STATIONS TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE AND MAXIMIZING THE REAL ESTATE THAT WE HAVE ONSITE AT THESE STATIONS.

THEY, UH, ALSO FOR FUNCTIONALITY THAT WE'VE ADDED THE LEVEL OF CLEANLINESS INTO THESE, KNOWING THAT, UH, THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS GOING TO CONTINUE.

AND SO HOW OUR MEDICS AND FIREFIGHTERS SLEEP AND HOW THEY DECONTAMINATE THEIR UNIFORMS AND THEIR KITCHEN UTENSILS AND THINGS LIKE THAT HAVE DEFINITELY FACTORED IN INTO THE DESIGN OF THE STATIONS.

UM, AGAIN, THEY'VE ALSO DONE A FACILITIES UPGRADES TO MEET CURRENT ADA REQUIREMENTS, FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS, UH, GENDER EQUITY, IF WE CAN MOVE ON

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TO THE NEXT SLIDE, I'LL KICK IT BACK TO CHIEF HAYDEN FROM THE AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT.

GREAT, THANKS CHIEF.

SO THIS SLIDE SHOWS US HOW WE'RE PLANNING TO USE THE 2018, UH, BOND PACKAGE PROPOSITION F THE MAP THAT YOU CAN SEE AS YOU'RE LOOKING AT YOUR SCREEN TO THE LEFT CORNER STATION RENOVATIONS PAGE.

AND IT TALKS ABOUT THE, THE BUILDINGS THAT ARE THE CIRCLES IN RED.

THOSE ARE THE BUILDINGS THAT WE'RE PLANNING TO BE ABLE TO TOUCH WITH THIS FUNDING.

UM, SOMETHING INTERESTING IS, UH, LAST YEAR FIRE RESCUE ONE HIT AN ARTICLE THAT SAID THAT 43% OF OUR NATION'S FIRE STATIONS ARE 40 YEARS OLD OR OLDER.

UM, THEY ESTIMATE IT WOULD TAKE BETWEEN 70 AND A HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS TO REPLACE ALL OF THAT AGING INFRASTRUCTURE.

SO WE LOOKED AT WHAT WE HAVE IN THE AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT.

AND WE WERE AT ABOUT 50% OF OUR STATIONS THAT WERE 40 YEARS OLD OR OLDER.

THAT'S ONE OF THE WAYS THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE VERY HELPFUL TO US IS GOING BACK AND TOUCHING SOME OF OUR OLDER FACILITIES AND GETTING THEM ON PAR TO WHERE THEY CAN LAST US, UH, FOR A LONG TIME, BECAUSE WE WE'VE SEEN THAT NATIONALLY FIRE STATIONS, UH, DO GET USED FOR A LONG HAUL.

THE STATIONS THAT WE'RE TOUCHING THESE 10 DAY AVERAGE, 50 YEARS, UH, OLD, OLD STATIONS.

WE HAVE TWO OF THEM THAT ARE ALMOST 70 YEARS OLD.

SO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE FIND WHEN WE GO INTO THESE MAINTENANCE PROJECTS AND WE GO IN AND RETOUCH AND REVISIT THESE STATIONS IS WE DEAL WITH MOLD REMEDIATION.

WE DO LOOK AT THINGS LIKE GENDER EQUITY, ESTABLISHING BACKUP POWER, UH, AND JUST MODERNIZING THE BUILDING TO WHERE IT WILL BE USEFUL FOR US, UH, FOR YEARS TO COME EVEN BAY DOORS.

UM, WHEN THESE OTHER STATIONS WERE DESIGNED, WEREN'T DESIGNED TO FIT A MODERN, UH, FIRE APPARATUS AND THE ONES THAT WE HAVE TODAY, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'LL LOOK LIKE IN 20 YEARS.

SO WE TRY AND BE REALLY THOUGHTFUL WITH THIS MONEY ON OUR, UH, ON OUR DEFERRED MAINTENANCE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ADDRESSING THE BUILDING, UH, WHOLLY.

AND THEN THE OTHER MAP TO THE, TO THE OTHER SIDE, THOSE RED DOTS ARE THE DRIVEWAYS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO WORK ON, UH, OUR DRIVEWAYS.

UH, AS YOU CAN SEE THIS CANVASES, THE CITY, UH, NORTH TO SOUTH AND EAST TO WEST, WE HAVE STATIONS, UH, IN NEED OF DRIVEWAY REPAIRS.

SO WHAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO WITH THIS IS COME BACK AND, AND DO THOSE REPAIRS IN THE PICTURE THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCREEN, YOU CAN SEE THE CRACKING, UM, AND JUST THE AGE THAT THESE, THESE DRIVEWAYS ARE AND THE ABUSE THEY TAKE, OUR FIRE TRUCKS CAN BE UP TO 83,000 POUNDS.

UM, AND WE GET REAL COMMON DAMAGE TO THEM AT THE TIE INS TO THE STATION, TO THE SIDEWALK.

SO JUST BEING ABLE TO ADDRESS THE HEALTH OF THOSE DRIVEWAYS IS, IS VERY IMPORTANT.

AND IT'S HOW WE'RE GONNA USE THIS MONEY.

UM, THE NEXT STEP.

YEAH.

SO WRAPPING UP, UH, THE PRESENTATIONS FROM EMS AND FIRE, WE ARE REGARDING THE 2018 BONDS AT 60% CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS, BUT WE'RE RAPIDLY APPROACHING 90% CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS.

AND SO WE WILL CONTINUE THE VIRTUAL MEETINGS SO THAT WE CAN KEEP THOSE PROJECTS ON TRACK.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THE REAL ESTATE ON THOSE PROPERTY SITES AND JUST SQUEEZE OUT EVERY INCH THAT WE CAN OF THE REAL ESTATE, UH, AND DESIGN THEM, UH, KIND OF LEANING INTO THE, TO THE FUTURE, UH, NOT KNOWING WHAT THAT HOLDS, UH, CERTAINLY AS THESE AREAS GROW AND THE CALL VOLUME INCREASES, UH, BOTH CHIEF HAYDEN.

I HAVE NEVER SAID, I LOVE THE STATION.

I WISH I'D HAVE BUILT IT SMALLER.

AND SO WE'VE INCLUDED SOME WEBSITES, UH, THAT YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THAT KIND OF SHOWS SOME OF THE PROGRESS.

SO THAT CONCLUDES THE REPORT FOR THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND THE AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT, UH, QUESTIONS ON THE NEXT SLIDE, IF YOU HAVE ANY, THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSIONER? JUST THE BASIC QUESTION, ARE ALL OF THE MONEY BEING USED FOR, UM, FOR, FOR UPGRADES OR REPAIRS TO EXISTING STATIONS, OR ARE YOU BUILDING A NEW ONES? CAN YOU HEAR WHAT YES.

YOU HEAR? YOU KNOW, SO NONE OF THIS MONEY IS BEING UTILIZED TO BUILD A NEW FIRE OR EMS STATIONS.

GREAT.

I DID HAVE ONE QUESTION AND, YOU KNOW, IT MIGHT INVOLVE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR IT RELATED TO COVID-19.

HOW HAS THAT IMPACTED THE, THE BUDGET

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FOR THESE FACILITIES? UM, YOU KNOW, THINKING ABOUT BOND DOLLARS APPROVED BACK IN 2018, UM, YOU KNOW, OF COURSE, HOW MUCH DO YOU BUY, LIKE A PERCENTAGE, WOULD YOU SAY, UM, HAS IT IMPACTED THE OVERALL CONSTRUCTION BUDGET FOR THE PROJECT? SO WEST WITH EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, I DON'T KNOW THAT I CAN REALLY TIE IT TO A PERCENTAGE RIGHT NOW.

I KNOW THAT WE ARE INCREDIBLY MINDFUL OF THE BUDGET.

SO AS WE GO IN TO 60% CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS TO 90, WE ARE ABSOLUTELY WATCHING THAT.

UH, WE'RE ALSO, UH, PREPARED THAT IF CONSTRUCTION PRICES OR COSTS HAVE GONE UP, YOU KNOW, IT MAY MEAN THAT WE MAKE SOME, SOME SACRIFICES, MAYBE NOT ON THE DESIGN OR FUNCTIONALITY, BUT THINGS LIKE BAY DOORS OR THINGS LIKE THAT.

UM, WE FEEL LIKE OUR ARCHITECT AND OUR PROJECT MANAGER FROM PUBLIC WORKS HAVE BOTH WORKED ON PUBLIC SAFETY PROJECTS AND THESE STATIONS DID TEND TO GET COMPLEX.

AND SO THEY'RE REALLY MINDFUL OF THE BUDGET AS WELL, BUT, UH, BUT SO FAR I FEEL LIKE WE ARE ON TRACK AND WE HAVE ENOUGH CONTINGENCIES TO COME IN AT THE BUDGETS THAT WE'RE SET.

OKAY.

YEAH.

THANKS FOR THAT.

JUST, YOU KNOW, OF COURSE SAFETY IS PRIORITY, RIGHT.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, I JUST WANTED TO GET AN IMPACT ON THAT.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT DETAIL.

I, THAT WAS REALLY COOL.

THE TECHNOLOGY STEPS THAT, UH, GROUPS TECH AS WELL, UM, YOU KNOW, WITH THE VR HEADSETS AND, AND DOING ALL THE DESIGN ONLINE, I THINK THAT'S REALLY POSSIBLE.

SO THANKS FOR SHARING THAT.

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION, UH, GIVEN ALL THE DISCUSSIONS THAT ARE ON AROUND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, HALAS, THOSE DISCUSSIONS AFFECTED THE STRATEGY GOING FORWARD IN IMPLEMENTING UPGRADES, ET CETERA.

SO CERTAINLY WE'VE IDENTIFIED NEEDS ASSESSMENTS FOR BOTH THE FIRE SIDE AND THE EMS SIDE.

AND WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE THE STATION LOCATIONS THAT WE WANT TO REDESIGN, AND WE KNOW WHAT WE WANT TO DO ON THIS SITE.

AND SO WE HAVE PRIMARILY BEEN KIND OF STAYING THE COURSE TO DESIGN OUR RESPECTIVE, UH, STATIONS FOR BOTH ORGANIZATIONS.

UH, I HOPE THAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION, SIR.

I KNOW I WAS AT YOUR GAME.

MY QUESTION, THIS IS TINA VAN WOODY WITH THE BUDGET OFFICE, THE 2018 BOND DIDN'T HAVE ANY SORT OF, UM, DOLLARS ALLOCATED TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SO, ALL RIGHT, THANKS.

THAT CLEARS MY MIND.

OKAY.

WELL, I THINK THAT CONCLUDES, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LETTING US YEAH.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

COMMISSIONERS.

I'M MICHELLE SCHMIDT, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER FOR THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT AND PRESENTING WITH ME TODAY IS ASSISTANT CHIEF BRENT TO PREY AND FINANCIAL MANAGER.

CHELSEA DITTMAN.

I APOLOGIZE.

I'M HAVING TECH TECHNOLOGY ISSUES WITH MY VIDEO, BUT HOPEFULLY MY AUDIO IS COMING THROUGH.

OKAY.

YES, THAT'S GOOD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SLIDE.

FROM THE 2012 BOND, THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS TWO PROJECTS.

THE FIRST ONE IS THIS NORTHWEST SUBSTATION, WHICH WAS FUNDED FOR LAND PURCHASE AND DESIGN PHASE I'M ON THIS PROJECT.

APD BEGAN THE LAND ACQUISITION PHASE IN THE FALL OF 2015.

OUR NEEDS ASSESSMENT SHOWED THAT WE NEEDED AN ESTIMATED 15 TO 25 ACRES OR NORTHWEST SUBSTATION.

WE'VE WORKED WITH THE OFFICE OF REAL ESTATE AND REVIEWED APPROXIMATELY 50 POTENTIAL LISTINGS, REAL ESTATE LISTINGS IN THE NORTHWEST AREA OF THE CITY AND PERFORMED.

UM, I BELIEVE IT WAS BETWEEN FIVE AND 10 SEPARATE SITE VISITS.

DURING THIS TIME LAND PURCHASING CONSTRAINTS INCLUDED A VERY ACTIVE REAL ESTATE MARKET WHERE LISTED PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED QUICKLY BY OTHER ENTITIES OR IN SEVERAL INSTANCES, THE SELLER ACTUALLY WITHDREW THE LISTING ALTOGETHER.

HOWEVER, IN DECEMBER OF 2018, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY PURCHASE TWO ADJACENT TRACKS OF LAND FOR APPROXIMATELY $4.03 MILLION.

THE TOTAL ON THOSE TWO TRACKS WAS 16.376 ACRES, AND IS LOCATED AT 98

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OH FOUR FM SIX 20.

SINCE THAT TIME, SINCE DECEMBER OF 2018, WE'VE MOVED INTO THE PREDESIGN PHASE AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH OUR PUBLIC SAFETY PARTNERS AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EMS TO CONSIDER WHETHER THIS LOCATION COULD FEASIBLY HOLD COAL, LOCATED PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITIES FOR ALL THREE OF US, UM, THROUGH OUR PROJECT MANAGER AT PUBLIC WORKS AND OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS, WE ENGAGED A FIRM TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON THE LAND, WHICH WAS RECENTLY COMPLETED IN AUGUST OF 2020.

THIS FEASIBILITY STUDY CONTAINED THREE MAIN ELEMENTS.

IT INCLUDED A CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDY OF THE SITE, INITIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BOTH OF THE, UM, PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITIES AND A SITE LAYOUT TEST FIT.

ALTHOUGH THE PROPERTY IS A TOTAL OF 16 PLUS ACRES, UM, THERE ARE BUILDABLE RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO A 20% IMPERVIOUS COVER LIMITATION ON THE PROPERTY.

SO THAT EQUATES TO A BUILDABLE AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 3.2 ACRES OR 140,000 SQUARE FEET.

THE FEASIBILITY STUDY DID CONFIRM THAT THE SITE WOULD ALLOW FOR CO LOCATED FACILITIES WITH APD ABE, A F D N EMS. AND WE ARE NOW WORKING TOGETHER WITH OUR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS TO MOVE TO THE DESIGN PHASE OF THIS PROJECT.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE SECOND APD PROJECT FROM THE 2012 BOND IS THE AMOUNT OF PATROL CITY OWNED A QUESTION FACILITY.

APDS MOUNTED PATROL UNIT IS CURRENTLY HOUSED AT A LEASED PROPERTY AND MAINER ANS WERE ALLOCATED IN THE 2012 BOND PROGRAM TO CONSTRUCT A NEW AMOUNT OF PATROL FACILITY ON 88 ACRES OF LAND THAT THE DEPARTMENT HAD ACQUIRED FROM THE AVIATION DEPARTMENT BACK IN JANUARY OF 2011.

HOWEVER, THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT WAS SEVERELY UNDERFUNDED AND HAD MULTIPLE SITE PERMIT.

HER HURDLES.

WE BEGAN WORKING WITH PUBLIC WORKS IN NOVEMBER, 2013 AND CONTINUED TO WORK DILIGENTLY WITH THEM TO OVERCOME THE BUDGET AND SITE PERMIT HURDLES IN ORDER TO PUT THE PROJECT OUT FOR BID IN JANUARY OF 2020, THE PROJECT DID FINALLY PASS ALL SITE PERMIT HURDLES AND WAS SENT TO BID.

WE HAD EIGHT CONTRACTORS THAT ATTENDED THE PRE-BID MEETING, WHICH MADE US HOPEFUL THAT THE CONSTRUCTION BIDS WOULD BE COMPETITIVE.

BUT IN THE END WE ONLY HAD ONE CONTRACTOR ACTUALLY SUBMIT A BID ON THE PROJECT.

THE BASE BID THAT WE RECEIVED, UM, CONSISTED ONLY OF THE BARN WITH THE 20 STABLES TWO ROUND PENS AND A HAY BARN, AND WAS FOR 8.8 MILLION.

AND THE OTHER FACILITIES THAT WE NEEDED WERE LISTED AS ALTERNATES THAT INCLUDED AN OFFICE BUILDING A COVERED ARENA.

I'M IN YOUR PIT, AN OPEN MARINA AND A MAINTENANCE SHED.

AND THAT BROUGHT THE TOTAL BID TO $14.4 MILLION.

AT THAT TIME, THE REMAINING BUDGET FOR THAT PROJECT WAS APPROXIMATELY 6.9 MILLION.

SO THE CITY AND THE DEPARTMENT DECIDED TO REJECT THE BID AND BEGIN RESEARCHING ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR AMOUNT OF PATROL FACILITY.

APD BEGAN WORKING WITH THE OFFICE OF REAL ESTATE AND WE IDENTIFIED A FACILITY THAT WAS ALREADY BUILT OUT FOR A QUESTION AND USE WAS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY SEVEN MILES FROM THAT 88 ACRE LOCATION.

THE FACILITY INCLUDED ALL OF THE ALTERNATES IN OUR CONSTRUCTION BID ESTIMATES AND WAS LISTED FOR SELL FOR $1.5 MILLION, UM, OFFICE OF REAL ESTATE APD AND OUR CITY PARTNERS AT COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY TOWARD THE FACILITY.

WE AGREED THAT IT WOULD BE AN IDEAL FIT FOR THE AMOUNT OF PATROL UNIT.

AND SO WE PROCEEDED WITH THE APPRAISAL, THE PROPERTY CONDITION REPORT, ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENTS, UM, AND BEGAN TO INITIATE AN INTENT TO PURCHASE CONTRACT IN JULY, 2020.

THIS CONTRACT AND THE PURCHASE OF THIS FACILITY WERE PLACED ON HOLD AS THE CITY BEGAN A RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY INITIATIVE, WHICH DID INCLUDE APDS MOUNTED PATROL UNITS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE UPCOMING, UM, HIGHLIGHTS OR NEXT STEPS RELATED TO BOTH OF THOSE FACILITIES, UM, IS THAT THE PUBLIC SAFETY TEAM AFD EMS AND APD WILL FINALIZE OUR REVIEW OF THE FEASIBILITY STUDY, UM, PRIOR TO MOVING INTO THE DESIGN PHASE, WHICH WILL INTEL THE WORK WITH OUR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS, UM, THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY DESIGN PROCESS, THE AMOUNT OF PATROL FACILITY WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN ON HOLD WHILE THE RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCE CONTINUES THEIR WORK WITH THE STAKEHOLDERS THROUGH THE REIMAGINE INITIATIVE, THAT ENGAGEMENT, UM, BEGAN IN AUGUST WITH A BUDGET ADOPTION AND CONTINUES NOW, UM, THROUGH NOW, AND THE CITY MANAGER IS EXPECTED TO PROVIDE A SIX MONTH PROGRESS UPDATE TO CITY COUNCIL IN MARCH OF 2021.

AND THERE WAS A WEBSITE REGARDING THE REIMAGINE PUBLIC SAFETY INITIATIVE.

NEXT SLIDE,

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THAT CONCLUDES, UM, APDS PRESENTATION.

I'LL OPEN UP TO QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT EITHER OF THOSE PROJECTS.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION? OKAY.

UM, AS SOON AS WE SAT THERE, I THREW UP A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS, UH, JAY SCIENCE SAYING, HEY, HOW'S IT GOING? YEAH, GO AHEAD.

WHAT'S YOUR STANCE ON THE, UH, POLICE SUBSTATION? I'M JUST CURIOUS AS TO WHETHER YOU WERE ALWAYS LOOKING IN THAT AREA OR WHETHER YOU GOT PUSHED FOR ON, AROUND, OVER, OVER TIME BECAUSE OF THE PRICE, WHAT'S THE PROCESS.

WE DID STAY IN THIS NORTHWEST REGION AND WE WERE ABLE TO FIND PROPERTY.

IT DID TAKE US QUITE SOME TIME.

UM, I BELIEVE THE TIMEFRAME ON THAT WAS THAT WE STARTED SEARCHING FOR THAT PROPERTY.

UM, AND 20, LET ME GO BACK TO THE TIMEFRAME ON THAT 2015.

AND WE WERE ABLE TO SECURE THE PURCHASE AT THE END OF 2018.

SO IT TOOK SOME TIME, BUT WE DID GET PROPERTY ON SIX 20 I'M A LITTLE BIT NORTH OF, UM, A LITTLE BIT SOUTH OF ANDERSON MELON.

SO VERY, EXACTLY WHERE WE WANTED TO BE AT THE END OF THE DAY AND ARE IN A GREAT LOCATION FOR US TO FIT TOGETHER ON THE PROPERTY WITH EMS AND FIRE.

OKAY, GREAT.

AND ON THE, UH, ON THE STABLES, I'M, I'M A LITTLE CONFUSED AS TO EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOULD BE, WOULD HAVE BEEN GETTING FOR THE ROUGHLY MILLION AND A HALF COMPARED TO THE $14 MILLION THAT THE OTHER SITE WAS GOING TO END UP COSTING.

I MEAN, WHAT'S, WHAT'S THE COMPARISON.

THE COMPARISON WAS VERY SIMILAR.

IT DIDN'T INCLUDE THE 88 ACRES.

I DON'T EXACTLY HAVE THAT, UM, THE ACREAGE IN FRONT OF ME, BUT I WANT TO BELIEVE IT WAS AN EXCESS OF 20 ACRES, BUT IT DID INCLUDE A BUILDING THAT COULD BE EASILY REMODELED INTO AN OFFICE AT HIDE THE OPEN ARENA, THE COVERED ARENA.

UM, IT WAS JUST A, UH, UH, AN EXISTING FACILITY THAT WAS COMPLETELY BUILT OUT.

SO ALL OF THE ALTERNATIVES THAT WERE LISTED IN OUR BID, UM, WERE ACTUALLY AVAILABLE IN THIS FACILITY AND, UM, WOULD BE KIND OF A TURNKEY OPERATION FOR US TO MOVE INTO.

SO IF YOU WERE LOOKING THOUGH, IF YOU WERE TO RENOVATE WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE HERE TO GET EVERYTHING UP TO THE SAME STANDARDS, AS YOU WOULD HAVE RECEIVED 14.4 MILLION ON THE OTHER PROPERTY, HOW MUCH YOU BELIEVE THAT WOULD HAVE COST FOR THIS PROPERTY? WE, IT WOULD NOT HAVE EXCEEDED THE TWO, $2 MILLION.

I THINK OUR INTENT TO PURCHASE CONTRACT WAS AROUND 1.5 MILLION AND VERY SMALL AMOUNT TO, UM, FOR MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADES TO IT.

SO VERY, BASICALLY A TURNKEY FACILITY.

AND SO IF COUNCIL DECIDES TO MOVE FORWARD SIX MONTHS FROM NOW, UH, YOU HAVE ANY FEEL FOR WHAT SOME PROPERTY AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME MIGHT COST.

I MEAN, IT SEEMS, IT SEEMS RIGHT.

IT SEEMS RATHER RISKY HERE THAT WE'RE LOSING A MILLION DOLLAR TRANSACTION WHEN OUR PREVIOUS, THE PREVIOUS BEST OFFER WAS OVER FULL FOR OVER $14 MILLION.

UM, I CAN'T DISAGREE WITH THAT STATEMENT.

UM, ALTHOUGH I HAVE TO RESPECT THAT WE, UM, YOU KNOW, THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE CITY ARE INVOLVED IN THIS REIMAGINE PUBLIC SAFETY INITIATIVE.

I KNOW THAT THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS, UM, WHEN WE WERE ENCOUNTERING HURDLES WITH THE SITE DEVELOPMENT, THE 88 ACRES AND COSTS CONTINUE TO DRIVE UP, WE DID ENGAGE THE OFFICE OF REAL ESTATE.

AND WE DID LOOK AT POTENTIAL LISTINGS AND A FACILITY LIKE THIS DOESN'T COME ON THE MARKET VERY OFTEN.

AND SO, UM, BUT IT COULD POTENTIALLY BE ON THE, ON THE MARKET.

UM, AND, AND I DID JUST GET CLARIFICATION.

THAT FACILITY IS 61 ACRES.

UM, AND THERE'S NO POSSIBILITY OF NEGOTIATING TO PAY FOR AN OPTION TO PURCHASE THAT LATER ON.

I THINK AT THIS POINT THAT THE DEPARTMENT AND THE CITY, UM, WANT TO RESPECT THE REIMAGINE PUBLIC SAFETY EFFORTS AND INITIATIVE, AND AT LEAST SEE THAT THROUGH THE CITY MANAGER'S PRESENTATION IN MARCH AND AN UPDATE ON THAT.

OKAY.

UH, THANK YOU.

IT SEEMS CRAZY TO ME, BUT THANK YOU.

UM, I HAD A COUPLE OF UNRELATED QUESTIONS TO, TO THE AMOUNT OF CONTROL PROJECT AS WELL.

IF I RECALL THAT THE, IN THE CITY ALREADY PURCHASED THE LAND, UM, THAT THE, THAT THE BIDDING WAS TAKING PLACE ON, OR IS THAT ALL PART OF THE DEAL, RIGHT? THAT'S CORRECT.

OKAY.

YEAH, WE DID OWN THE 88 ACRES.

WE ACTUALLY ACQUIRED IT FROM THE, UM, DEPARTMENT OF DEVIATION, THE CITY OF AUSTIN AVIATION DEPARTMENT IN JANUARY OF 2011.

SO ACTUAL BIDS THAT THE BID THAT WE RECEIVED, UM, DID NOT INCLUDE A LAND PURCHASE.

ANYTHING.

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GOT IT.

IF I SEEM TO RECALL CORRECTLY, THERE IS SOME, THERE IS SOME ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT NEEDED FOR THE LAND FOR ACCESS TO POTENTIALLY WATER AND POWER AND SOME THINGS THAT BASICALLY WEREN'T AVAILABLE TO THAT TRACT OF LAND.

SO I WONDERED IS THAT INCLUDED IN THAT THE, THE BEDS AS WELL.

YEAH, IT'S A BIG PORTION OF THAT COST.

UM, EVEN THE 8.8 MILLION BID, UM, DID CONSIST OF THE SITE DEVELOPMENT PIECE OF IT, WHICH IS BRINGING WATER AND WASTE WATER AND, UM, UTILITY TO THE SITE AND DEVELOPING IT FOR USE.

AND THAT KIND OF WHAT I DO IN THE SITE PER OUR HURDLES.

UM, DEFINITELY IN DEVELOPMENT THAT YOU NEED AND GIRLS, OR EVEN THE PORTION OF IT THAT WE WERE GOING TO DEVELOP WITH CERTAINLY VERY EXPENSIVE AND A BIG PIECE OF THAT BID IT'S DOING WITH THAT LAND TODAY.

SO IT'S ON HOLD JUST AS WE WORK THROUGH THIS REIMAGINE PUBLIC SAFETY INITIATIVES.

AND, UM, DEPENDING ON THE PATH FORWARD, WE'LL MAKE DECISIONS WITH THE, WITH THE CITY ON HOW IT CAN BE USED IF WE DON'T DEVELOP IT INTO AMOUNT OF CONTROL FACILITIES, END UP PURCHASING SOMETHING SEPARATELY, UM, OR, YOU KNOW, WE'LL WORK WITH OUR, THE RE-IMAGINE TASKFORCE ON, ON HOW THAT SHOULD BE USED.

OKAY.

AND FINALLY, UM, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH CURRENT OPERATIONS TODAY? IF I RECALL THAT THERE WAS A LEASE SPACE, UM, THAT WAS BEING USED IS AT LEAST STILL, STILL ACTIVE, AT LEAST IS STILL ACTIVE.

SO WE HAVE BEEN LEASING A SPACE IN MAINE OR TEXAS A AND M FACILITY, AND THAT IS STILL ACTIVE IN DECEMBER 31ST OF 2020 WITH A, WITH A RENEWAL OPTION AFTER THAT, UM, THAT PROPERTY IS FOR SALE BY THE OWNER, BUT IT HAS BEEN FOR SELF REQUIRED.

OKAY, GREAT.

AND, AND, YOU KNOW, WITH ALL OF THE, UH, YOU KNOW, THE STATUS OF THE PROJECT AND, UM, THE, THE, THE KIND OF HOLDING PATTERN YOU'RE IN, UM, IS THE LEAST FACILITY SATISFACTORY AT THIS POINT FOR, YOU KNOW, PROTECTING THE PUBLIC AND DOING WHAT NEEDS NEEDS TO BE DONE IN THAT REGARD.

UM, IT IS, I THINK IT'S, I'M DEFINITELY IN NEED OF SOME REPAIRS.

IT'S AN AGING FACILITY.

UM, SO IT'S A NEED OF SOME REPAIRS AND UPGRADES, BUT WE CERTAINLY WOULDN'T MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT ON A LEASE PROPERTY OR, UM, WHILE WE'RE PART, WHILE THIS UNIT IS PART OF THE RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY INITIATIVE.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE DO APPRECIATE IT.

OKAY.

THAT CONCLUDES, UM, STAFF BRIEFINGS.

UM, I DID WANT TO JUST MAKE A QUICK COMMENT.

I NOTICED THAT'S NOT ON THE AGENDA, SO I JUST WANTED TO PING PAGE AND TEAM THERE.

WE, WE DID GET A, UM, A RESPONSE BACK REGARDING THE CITY'S BOND RATING.

UM, WOULD THIS, WOULD THIS BE APPROPRIATE STAFF STAFF BRIEFING PAGE OR TINA, OR DO WE NEED TO ADD IT TO, UM, THE ITEM FOUR? UH, YEAH, I THINK WE WOULD NEED TO POST IT FOR, UH, THE NEXT MEETING TO BE ABLE TO DISCUSS IT.

OKAY, GREAT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANKS.

I CERTAINLY I'VE GOT A QUESTION FOR GINA STOLEN.

YEAH.

YES, SIR.

UH, ON THE, UH, JUST A GENERAL QUESTION ON THE CHARTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PRESENTATION WHERE YOU SHOWED THE, UH, ACTUAL AND FORECAST THE SPEND DOWN WITH BOND ISSUES, THOSE ARE, UH, ACTUAL SPENDING, UH, EXPENDITURES, UH, FROM THE DEPARTMENTS ON THE PROJECTS.

THOSE ARE NOT RELATED TO THE ACTUAL BOND ISSUE ON IT.

RIGHT.

MY QUESTION THOUGH, IS WHAT THAT CHART IS GOING TO SHOW OVER TIME.

IF WE LOOK AT NEXT YEAR, NEXT YEAR, IT'LL SHOW THE TWO YEARS OF ACTUAL AND THE NOW AND THEN FORECASTED SPEND DOWN THE REST OF THE, FOR THE REBATING PROJECTS, CORRECT? YEAH.

THE LINE'S GOING TO KEEP MOVING OVER TIME.

THERE SHOULD BE A SECOND LINE ON THOSE CHARTS SHOWING THE ORIGINAL SCHEDULE REVISIONS AGAINST IT.

YEAH.

SO I THINK THAT'S A, THE NICE THING ABOUT KIND OF IMPLEMENTING THIS NEW TEMPLATE FOR THIS YEAR, BECAUSE NOW THAT, UM, WE HAVE, UH, THIS DATA, UM, WE CAN WORK ON

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NEXT YEAR'S TEMPLATE AND LOOK HOW WE CAN, UH, SHOW HOW, UH, THE SPENDING AND PROJECTED SPENDING HAS CHANGED OVER TIME.

OKAY.

BUT I MEAN, I MEAN, I WOULD THINK ANYTHING FROM ELUSIVE 2016 ON YOUR SHOE GOING FORWARD, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PUT THOSE ORIGINAL NUMBERS THERE AGAINST THE CURRENT NUMBERS.

UM, WHATEVER WE CAN EXTRACT AND PUT ON THERE, WE WILL WE'RE WORK TO DO THAT, TO BE ABLE TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE CONSISTENT INFORMATION SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE COMPARISONS.

YES.

GREAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OKAY.

YOU'RE IN FACT, THAT WAS THE ROOM, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL REQUEST WHEN YOU WERE TRYING TO REFORMAT THE SLIDES.

YEAH.

I'M PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO GET THERE.

UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK THIS YEAR WE'VE HAD A LOT OF IMPROVEMENT WITH THE DATA THAT WE'VE BEEN PRESENTING, SO NEXT YEAR WE'LL GET EVEN BETTER.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ONTO

[4a. 2021 Bond Oversight Commission Meeting Schedule]

ITEM NUMBER, UH, IT'S LISTENED TO US FOR DISCUSSION POSSIBLE ACTION.

UH, FIRST ITEM 2021 BOND OVERSIGHT COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE.

UM, SO I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW STAFF COULD, OR IS IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO PULL UP THE PROPOSED CALENDAR AND SHOW IT, OR IS IT JUST AN EMAIL? RIGHT.

AH, PERFECT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UM, WELL I GUESS FIRST WE CAN TALK ABOUT, UM, LET'S SEE WHAT WE'RE DOING TOWARDS THE END OF THIS YEAR.

WELL, THIS IS 2021, I GUESS WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT.

AND, UH, I GUESS LET'S RUN THROUGH THIS FIRST AND THEN WE CAN TALK ABOUT, UM, THE NEXT MEETING, UH, IN THE NEXT ITEM.

OKAY.

SO THIS IS THE PROPOSED SCHEDULE.

UM, WE'RE CONTINUING TO MEET MONTHLY.

UM, IF YOU CAN SEE IT'S THE THIRD, WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH, UM, FROM TWO TO FOUR, UM, I THINK THIS IS UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO MEET VIRTUALLY UNTIL IT'S ALL CLEAR TO MEET IN PERSON AGAIN.

UM, WHICH I DON'T KNOW THAT ANYBODY KNOWS THAT DATE.

UM, THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING, UM, YEAH, WE CAN GO BACK AND FILL IN CONTENT, UM, YOU KNOW, WITH THE APPROPRIATE TIMING BASED ON WHAT'S GOING ON, UM, YOU KNOW, WITH THE VARIOUS PROJECTS TO WORK, TO GET THINGS, UH, FILLED IN ON, ON THE ACTUAL AGENDA ITEMS AS WE GO ALONG.

UM, WE DID.

COULD YOU SCROLL DOWN JUST A LITTLE BIT, PLEASE? UM, YOU CAN SEE THERE'S A, THERE'S A JULY AND AUGUST, NO MEETING.

UM, I TAKE IT THAT AS A FIRST SUMMER BREAK AND THEN, UH, AND THEN IN DECEMBER, NO MEETING.

YEAH.

I DO HAVE A QUESTION ONE MONTH OFF IN THE SUMMERTIME.

UH I'M OKAY.

WITH TWO MONTHS OFF, BUT JUST DOING TWO NEXT YEAR.

YEAH.

I, I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S A LOT OF BUDGET ACTIVITY AROUND THAT TIME TO NOW OR PAGE.

HI, THIS IS PAGE.

I'M GOING TO TAKE IT TO THIS QUESTION OVER TO MEGAN.

MEGAN WAS ASKING, IS THAT NO ONE MONTH, JULY OR AUGUST? YES.

HI, THIS IS MEGAN.

BELGUIM JULY OFF BUDGET SEASON BUDGET CALENDAR FOR THIS PAST YEAR AND AGAIN FOR NEXT YEAR.

AND THAT IS THE DEADLINES FOR BUDGET PREP, WHICH MEANS STAFF AVAILABILITY IS VERY LIMITED DURING THE MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST.

UM, SO I THINK THAT IF, UH, THE COMMISSION IT'S AGREEABLE TO TAKE THOSE FUNDS OFF, WE CAN BETTER PREPARE FOR THE SUBSEQUENT DATES.

THAT'S FAIR ANY FURTHER ON THE CALENDAR.

I THINK IT KINDA

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MAKES SENSE.

OKAY.

WELL, UM, IS THIS SOMETHING WE HAVE TO VOTE ON AND APPROVED? UM, SO, UM, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CALENDAR FOR 2021? SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND BY SECOND? OKAY.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? OKAY.

UM, 2021, UH, MEETING SCHEDULE IS APPROVED.

UM, SO WE CAN GET THAT OVER CLERK'S OFFICE.

OKAY.

UM, NEXT ITEM, FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. SO NOW WE CAN TALK QUIET, UH, THE REST OF THE YEAR SCHEDULE HERE.

WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF MONTHS, OBVIOUSLY, UM, THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY INTO NEXT MONTH.

UM, SO, UH, WE NINE STAFF WE'RE, WE'RE DISCUSSING ABOUT POTENTIALLY HAVING ONE MEETING IN DECEMBER.

UM, IF THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE, I THINK THERE ARE SOME, THERE MAY BE SOME CHALLENGES AROUND THAT AS FAR AS SCHEDULING, I'M A HUNDRED PERCENT SURE, BUT ANY CONSIDERATIONS FROM A FIRM TO MEETING AND DISCIPLINE DECEMBER, WE WILL PICK THAT.

OKAY, GREAT.

AND JUST, WE DON'T, UM, WE DON'T SPIN OUR WHEELS HERE.

THERE ARE ANY PLAN VACATIONS BY ANYONE AND GO THROUGH THE EXERCISE OF PICKING A DATE AND GETTING EVERYTHING SCHEDULED AND THREE OF US ARE GOING TO BE OUT OF TOWN.

RIGHT.

SO WHAT DO WE TARGET THE SIXTEENTHS ON A PERSONAL NOTE? I'M HAVING A BABY.

THIS IS CLAIRE ODL.

SO ANYTHING PROBABLY PAT THAT I WON'T BE ABLE TO FIND IT ON.

CONGRATULATIONS.

ALL RIGHT, SIR.

SO IF WE HAVE IT ON THE 16TH, YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE HERE.

YEAH.

OKAY.

MEETING SCHEDULE PROBABLY.

OTHERWISE I THINK IT MIGHT BE, YEAH, I PROBABLY CAN'T BE DECEMBER.

YES.

IF YOU FOLLOW UP OR TAKING THE SCHEDULING FOR THE BOND OVERSIGHT COMMISSION 16 OR WHATEVER, BUT I WAS THINKING, WHAT ABOUT A, MAYBE A SPECIALTY COURT READING EITHER THE FIRST, FIRST WEEK OR THE SECOND WEEK DECEMBER? WOULD THAT MAKE SENSE? I FIGURE IF WE'RE NOT GOING TO MEET IN NOVEMBER.

SO, UH, HOW DOES THE FIRST, UH, HOW ABOUT THE WEEK OF THE, NO, SORRY.

THE SEVENTH, THE NINTH IS THE DAY I WAS LOOKING AT SAN BERNARDINO.

YES.

THAT ACTUALLY WORKED FOR ME.

HI, THIS IS PAIGE.

DO YOU HAVE A REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING ALREADY SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER THE TECH WEDNESDAY SCHEDULED MEETING AND YOU DO A SPECIAL SELF SOMEWHERE, BUT I DID WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THAT REGULAR MEETING THAT'S ON THE BOOKS.

WHY IS THAT? IS THAT ON THE 16TH? THE, THE SCHEDULE MEETING ALREADY? I BELIEVE SO.

YES.

I'M TRYING TO DOUBLE CHECK.

SORRY.

OKAY.

THANKS MEGAN.

YES, IT'S THE 16TH.

THAT'S CORRECT.

OKAY.

SO WE MAY, WE MAY CANCEL THAT THEN HAVE A SPECIAL CALL MEETING ON THE NINTH SLOWLY.

OKAY.

DOES THAT WORK FOR EVERYONE ON THE CALL? OKAY.

ONE, TWO SUMMITS AND SURE.

I'M GOOD.

OKAY.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

UM, SAME TIME, RIGHT?

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OKAY.

ONE O'CLOCK.

OKAY,

[5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS]

AWESOME.

SO IN THAT, IN THAT DECEMBER MEETING, UM, WE NEED TO HAVE, UM, WE NEED TO LOOK AT OFFICER, UH, ELECTION AS WELL.

UM, SO MAYBE WE CAN GET THAT KICKED OFF IN THAT MEETING.

ANYTHING ELSE I'M MISSING, UH, MEGAN, TINA, OR PAGE THAT WE TALKED ABOUT FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS? UM, YOU MIGHT, I THINK YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT PERHAPS DOING A WORK PLAN.

THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT Y'ALL DISCUSS WHERE Y'ALL TEASE OUT THE DETAILS OF WHAT WOULD BE ON THE AGENDA FOR EACH OF THE CALENDAR ITEMS THAT WERE JUST ADOPTED.

AND THEN ALSO I HEARD EARLIER, UH, THAT YOU WERE INTERESTED IN, UM, HAVING SOME DISCUSSION ON THE BOND RATING RESPONSE FROM TREASURY.

SURE.

UM, FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. AND THEN, UM, YES, WE CAN KICK OFF OUR WORK PLANNING FOR THE AGENDA.

YES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, TERRY.

I JUST WANTED TO ADD THAT IN ORDER TO ADD THINGS THAT WEREN'T IN THE ORIGINAL WORK PLAN, THAT'LL HAVE TO BE A VOTE TO ADD THE MESSAGE INTO ITEMS. OKAY.

SO I'M UNDERSTANDING THAT CORRECTLY.

SO WE HAVE THE CALENDAR DATES ESTABLISH, AND THEN WE NEED TO, UH, W WE, WE NEED TO ACTUALLY VOTE ON THE, UH, THE TOPICS FOR EACH MEETING.

IS THAT CORRECT? YES, THAT IS CORRECT.

OKAY.

AND WE CAN DO THAT IN QUARTERLY INCREMENTS OR THE ENTIRE YEAR, DEPENDING ON STAFF, UH, STAFF SCHEDULE.

AND, UM, YEAH, I THINK THE IDEA THERE IS TO SCHEDULE OUT AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, SO WE CAN HAVE EVERYTHING ORGANIZED AND DEPARTMENTS CAN BE, UM, INFORMED EARLIER TO BE PREPARED TO PRESENT NIGHT MEETINGS NEXT YEAR.

SO MAYBE WHAT WE CAN DO IS WE CAN WORK ON THE FIRST FOUR AND THEN MAYBE ANOTHER TWO MONTHS ON THE REMAINING FLIGHT.

OKAY.

YEAH, THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

YEAH.

YOU KNOW, AND OUR BYLAWS WHERE WE'RE SUPPOSED TO MEET MONTHLY.

RIGHT.

UM, SO WE'VE GOT A COUPLE, TWO, THREE THERE.

WE'RE NOT MEETING.

UM, IS THERE ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR WE NEED TO DO, UM, TINA, MEGAN, OR PAGE, UM, REGARDS TO THE CALENDAR AND NOTIFYING THE CLERK.

AND DO WE NEED TO EXPLAIN ANYTHING FOR, FOR NOT, UM, HOLDING MEETINGS IN THOSE THREE MONTHS? WELL, DEFINITELY LOOK INTO THAT.

I THINK IT'S OKAY.

AND THEN FINALLY ON, UH, IF WE COULD ALSO, UH, JUST A, UM, WE'VE HAD SOME FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, UH, AT LEAST ON PAPER, UM, BUT HAVE NOT BEEN IN ATTENDANCE.

AND SO JUST WANTED TO GET A STAFF UPDATE ON, ON ANY ACTION TAKEN, UH, REGARDS TO THAT HAVE, HAVE NO SHOWED, UM, FOR A WHILE.

HI, THIS IS PAIGE.

UM, WE CAN GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON THAT AND THAT WE DO HAVE A COUPLE OF MEMBERS THAT HAVE ATTENDANCE VIOLATIONS AND WE HAVE NOTIFIED THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THAT.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ANYTHING ELSE? OKAY, WELL, WE WILL CONCLUDE THIS MEETING, UH, THEN AT, UH, TWO OH SEVEN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVERYONE.

STAY SAFE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

BYE.

BYE .

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.