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MEETINGS AT THE REGULAR TIME AND FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.

AND I KNOW WE'RE ALL, OR MOST OF US I'M SURE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

SO THANK YOU.

OKAY.

SO ARE WE GOOD TO GO TO START? THEY, THEY TAKE SIN IS WITH US AND WE ALREADY IN HERE.

SO I WOULD SAY YES.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THIS IS THE

[CALL TO ORDER]

VIDEO CONFERENCE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD MEETING.

IT'S TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27.

IT'S SIX OH TWO.

AND I WILL GO AHEAD AND TAKE, SEE WHO IS HERE AT TAKE ROLL.

SO WE HAVE A FOUR MEMBER DIPLOMA OR MEMBER RINALDI, SO THERE'S OKAY.

S BOARD MEMBER, UH, THE CARLO RESIDENT BOARD MEMBER.

MASON MURPHY.

I THOUGHT SHE WAS HERE.

SO FOR MR. MURPHY, IF I DON'T SEE YOU, YOU'VE GOT TO JUST BE VOCAL BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO HAVE A RECORD OF ALL THE BOATS AND ALL, AND THE ROLL CALL I'M HERE ON ROLL CALL.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU FOR MEMBER FAUST.

PRESENT.

REMEMBER MORGAN.

HE'S NOT HERE.

OKAY.

YES.

BOARD MEMBER MORGAN JUST EMAILED ME.

HE'S UM, HAVING TROUBLE LOGGING IN, SO I'M GOING TO TRY AND TROUBLESHOOT WITH HIM SO HE COULD BE JOINING US, UH, IN A FEW.

GREAT, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

UH, AND BOARD MEMBER, COTTON SEIBEL.

I'M HERE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND I THINK, REMEMBER TAYLOR, I DON'T THINK SHE'S HERE.

OKAY.

SO MOVING ON.

DO WE HAVE, UM, ANY CITIZEN COMMUNICATION? OKAY.

CHAIR LEWIS.

WE HAVE NO CITIZEN COMMUNICATION TONIGHT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO WE'RE

[A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Parks and Recreation Board special meeting of September 23, 2020.]

MOVING ON TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES AND THE MINUTES.

EVERYBODY HOPEFULLY GOT A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THOSE.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, DELETIONS, IF NOT, IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO MOVE TO APPROVE THOSE I'LL MOVE APPROVAL, MOVE TO APPROVAL BY BOARD MEMBER FAUST.

DO I HAVE A SECOND ALL SECOND BOARD MEMBER, UM, CAUGHT ENSEMBLE SECONDS ALL IN FAVOR.

AND IF YOU, IF YOU HAVE YOUR PICTURE UP, YOU CAN JUST RAISE YOUR HAND.

I JUST NEED TO MAKE SURE WHAT, AND I KNOW WE'RE DOING THIS FOR SAMMY TOO.

SHE NEEDS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ALL THE VOTES.

OKAY.

SO WE'RE GOOD.

THANK YOU.

IT PASSES SAMMY.

NO, NO.

UM, UNANIMOUSLY.

OKAY.

SO MOVING ON TO NEW BUSINESS AND THESE ARE ITEMS FOR PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION.

FIRST UP, WE

[B.1. City of Austin legislative agenda for the 87th State legislative session. Presenter: Brie Franco, Intergovernmental Relations Officer]

HAVE THE CITY OF AUSTIN LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR THE 87TH STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

AND DO WE HAVE BRIEF FRANCO? WE'RE NOT HERE.

IT JUST, IT JUST DOESN'T MUTED ME.

SO I'M HERE.

CAN YOU ALL SEE ME AND HEAR ME NOW? YES.

YES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR COMING.

THANK YOU.

AND THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

UM, I DON'T HAVE AN OPTION IT TO SHARE MY POWERPOINT, SO I'M HOPING YOU HAVE IT, MS. FRANKLIN.

WE HAVE IT.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

UH, GOOD AFTERNOON.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS BREE FRANK ON THE INNER GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICER FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UM, SUCH AS, UH, ELECTIONS IS A WEEK AWAY.

EARLY BILL FILING WILL START SHORTLY THEREAFTER AND SESSION IS STILL I'M EXPECTED TO START IN JANUARY AT THE TEXAS CAPITOL.

SO I WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE CAN EXPECT AND WHERE WE ARE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO I USE THIS CHART TO SHOW EVERY SESSION A TEN-YEAR COMPARISON OF WHERE THE BILL FILING IS IN THAT TOP LINE.

ROW IS A COMPARISON BETWEEN 1999 AND BOTTOM LINE ROW IS 2019.

AND WHAT YOU CAN SEE IN THE SECOND COLUMN THERE IS THERE'S BEEN ABOUT A 1500 BILL INCREASE IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF BILLS FILED AT THE TEXAS CAPITOL.

UM, TOTAL NUMBER OF BILLS PASSED, AND THE NEXT COLUMN HAS DECREASED SLIGHTLY ABOUT 200 FROM 10 YEARS AGO.

BUT IF YOU LOOK AT CITY RELATED BILLS INTRODUCED, THERE HAS BEEN AN, UH, 1100 BILL

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INCREASE IN TOTAL BILLS RELATED TO CITIES.

SO OUT OF THAT TOTAL 1500 BILL INCREASE, 1100 OF THOSE ARE RELATED TO CITIES.

AND OFTEN THOSE BILLS ARE ABOUT LIMITING CITIES, AUTHORITY OF WHAT, WHAT THEY CAN DO.

UM, AND THEN YOU LOOK AT THE CITY RELATED BILLS THAT HAVE PASSED, UH, THE TWO BULLETS ON THE RIGHT BREAK THAT DOWN BY FIVE YEARS, WE'VE SEEN A 54% INCREASE IN THE CITY RELATED BILLS THAT HAVE PASSED.

AND IN 10 YEARS WE'VE SEEN 182% INCREASE IN THE CITY RELATED WELLS THAT HAVE PASSED.

AND AGAIN, USUALLY THESE BILLS RAMPED OR LIMIT OUR AUTHORITY ON WHAT WE CAN DO.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, THIS IS JUST A QUICK OVERVIEW TO SHOW YOU THAT BILL FILING, LIKE I SAID, WE'LL START IN JANUARY, IT'LL GO UP TO THE FIRST WEEK OR SO OF MARCH AND OUT OF THOSE 7,000 BILLS.

THE LAST SESSION THEY'VE DUMPED OR THOUSAND OF THEM IN THE LAST BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE BILL FILING.

SO THAT'S BETWEEN APRIL 20, 8TH OF MARCH EIGHTH IS WHEN WE GOT 4,000 OF THOSE BILLS TO FINALLY LOOK AT AND THAT'S WHEN HEARINGS ARE GOING ON.

AND SO IT TAKES A LOT OF RESOURCES FROM MY OFFICE, FROM THE CITY DEPARTMENTS, FROM THE LAW DEPARTMENT AND SUCH TO REVIEW, ANALYZE THESE BILLS QUICKLY AND PROVIDE A LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, I'VE BEEN ASKED A LOT ABOUT WHAT WE CAN EXPECT FOR THE UPCOMING SESSION IN TERMS OF ELECTIONS.

I CAN TELL YOU WHAT WE KNOW ISN'T GOING TO CHANGE, AND THAT'S FOR INSTANCE, THAT THE GOVERNOR IS NOT ON THE BALLOT.

AND WE KNOW THAT HE HAS, UH, DURING HIS TIME AS GOVERNOR TAKEN A VERY STRONG ANTI CITY APPROACH, THIS IS A POLL FROM HIM IN 2017 THAT HE THINKS PREEMPTING LOCAL REGULATIONS IS A SUPERIOR APPROACH.

UM, WE ALSO HAVE SEEN THAT IT'S PUT INTO PRACTICE WITH THE ONLY SPECIAL SESSION THAT GOVERNOR ABBOTT HAS CALLED SO FAR.

REMEMBER WE HAD, WE HAVEN'T HAD A SPECIAL SESSION WHEN WE HAD HURRICANE HARVEY.

WE DID NOT HAVE A SPECIAL SESSION WHERE WE HAD THE SHOOTINGS, SO THAT IN SANTA FE AND IN THAT COMMUNITY THAT HAD THE CHURCH SHOOTING SOUTH OF AUSTIN, AND WE HAVEN'T HAD A SPECIAL SESSION ON COVID, BUT THE ONE TIME HE DID HAVE A SPECIAL SESSION, UM, 10 OF THE 20 ITEMS WERE RELATED TO CITIES, INCLUDING BILLS RELATED TO, UM, THE TREE, UH, ORDINANCE, IF THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS.

SO HE HAS TAKEN A STRONG LIMITING LIBERAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY APPROACH.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND WE ALSO KNOW LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, DAN PATRICK IS COMING BACK AS OUR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, AND HE ALSO HAS TAKEN A STRONG ANTI CITY APPROACH IS QUOTE FROM 2017 WHERE HE POLITICIZED, UM, HOW, HOW HE VIEWS CITIES ON A PARTISAN LEVEL.

AND SOME OF THIS WILL SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU.

CITIES ARE CONTROLLED BY DEMOCRATS, AND THAT'S WHERE YOU SEE HIGH CRIME TAXES AND ALL THE PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE IN THIS NATION.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, WE WILL HAVE A NEW SPEAKER BECAUSE A SPEAKER BOUGHT IN DID, UM, RESIGN.

HE, IN OTHER WORDS, WILL DIDN'T RESIGN, BUT CHOSE NOT TO RUN AGAIN, IN FACT, SO HE'S NOT EVEN COMING BACK AS A, AS A MEMBER.

UM, HE, THE REASON FOR THAT IS HE WAS CAUGHT ON TAPE ASKING A POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE TO GO AFTER SOME FELLOW REPUBLICANS WHO ACTUALLY VOTED, UM, WITH CITIES AND COUNTIES ON A CERTAIN BILL.

AND I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN A MINUTE, BUT, YOU KNOW, HE WAS ALSO CAUGHT ON TAPE SAYING SOME THINGS ABOUT CITIES, SUCH AS SAYING THAT ANY MAYOR COUNTY JUDGE THAT MET WITH HIM WAS A DUMB ASS TO DO THAT.

AND, AND SO HE, HE ALSO HAD A STRONG ANTI CITY STANCE.

WE WILL HAVE A NEW SPEAKER, UM, NONETHELESS, BECAUSE AS I SAID, HE'S NOT GONNA BE BACK NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO GOING INTO THE NEXT SESSION, YOU KNOW, WE'LL ALL AWAIT THE ELECTION RESULTS NEXT WEEK AND SEE WHAT THAT MEANS IN TERMS OF WHO'S WHO OUR NEW MEMBERS ARE.

WE'LL BE ELECTING A NEW SPEAKER, UH, REGARDLESS OF WHO WINS THE HOUSE.

I THINK EVEN, YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW THERE'S A LOT OF PROCESSING PROCESSING EDUCATION GOING ON ABOUT WHETHER DEMOCRATS WILL TAKE OVER THE HOUSE OR WHETHER IT WILL BE REPUBLICANS.

AND, AND THE TRUTH IS IT'LL, IT'LL JUST BE A MORE MODERATE HOUSE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

I DON'T KNOW, EVEN IF DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER THE HOUSE, IT'LL BE BY THE SLIMMEST OF MARGINS.

UM, AND THERE'S A LOT OF, UH, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS IN THAT MIDDLE, THAT CROSSOVER AND VOTING ON ISSUES THAT DON'T ALWAYS VOTE STRICTLY ALONG PARTY LINES.

SO IT'LL JUST BE A MORE MODERATE HOUSE.

WE ALREADY KNOW.

SOME PEOPLE HAVE FILED FOR SPEAKER AND THAT'S ALREADY STARTING TO HAPPEN.

THOMPSON FROM HOUSTON AND TRANE.

MARTIN IS FISHER FROM, UH, SAN ANTONIO AND HAVE DONE.

SO WE WILL HAVE, WE WERE TOLD THAT, UH, REDISTRICTING IS GOING TO BE A SPECIAL SESSION ITEM ORIGINALLY BY MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE INVOLVED WITH, UH, REDISTRICTING.

WE'RE NOW HEARING THAT THEY'RE GOING TO GET THE RESULTS IN TIME TO HANDLE IT DURING SESSION.

WE'LL SEE WHETHER THAT IS TRUE OR NOT, OR WHETHER THEY WILL NEED TO COME BACK FOR A SPECIAL SESSION ON REDISTRICTING.

UM,

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SO THAT'S STILL LEFT OUT THERE, WHETHER THEY'RE IN, GET EVERYTHING DONE DURING SESSION, WE KNOW THAT THEY HAVE THE SCHOOL FINANCE, UH, BUCKET TO FILL.

THEY PASSED A BILL LAST SESSION THAT REQUIRED THEM TO PUT IN ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR THIS COMING SESSION.

BUT WHAT THEY DIDN'T ANTICIPATE IS THAT THEY'D HAVE THE BUDGET THAT THEY DO DUE TO COVID AND THEY'RE HURTING.

UH, THE STATE IS PARTYING, UH, FROM, UH, THE SLOWER SALES TAX REVENUES AND ALSO ON OIL AND GAS.

AND THEN THE THING THAT WE KNOW THE LEAST ABOUT RIGHT NOW IS HOW THIS SESSION'S GOING TO PLAY OUT IN TERMS OF ACCESS TO THE BUILDING BECAUSE OF COVID RIGHT NOW, THE CAPITOL IS CLOSED.

WE CAN'T, I CAN'T GO DOWN TO THE CAPITOL TO VISIT WITH MEMBERS OR WITH STAFF LIKE I COULD.

UM, SO WE DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY PLAN TO OPEN THE CAPITOL.

WE DON'T KNOW IF THEY'LL ALLOW THE PUBLIC INTO THE CAPITOL.

IT BUILD OUT, UH, MEMBERS CAN HAVE RULES ABOUT WHO'S ALLOWED IN THEIR OFFICE AND HOW WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE IN A LAB, PUBLIC TESTIMONY AT HEARINGS.

I ANTICIPATE THAT THERE IS ACTUALLY GOING TO BE A LESS TRANSPARENT PROCESS.

I THINK ALSO KNOW THAT THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE BOTH GET TO SET UP THEIR OWN RULES ABOUT THESE THINGS.

WE ARE HEARING, THERE'S GOING TO BE LESS HEARINGS ACTUALLY HELD ON BILLS BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH ROOMS THAT PROVIDE FOR THE PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING.

SO WE AREN'T HEARING THAT, BUT WE, THEY STILL THEMSELVES DON'T KNOW HOW THEY PLAN TO, UM, FORMULATE THE PROCESS FOR SESSION.

AND SO WE'RE STILL WAITING TO SEE WHAT THAT'LL BE LIKE.

THAT'S LIKE, PLEASE.

UM, SO THESE ARE THE ISSUES THAT WE DO STILL ANTICIPATE HAVING CALMED DOWN TO US FROM THE LEGISLATURE.

UM, THESE, AS YOU CAN SEE IN THAT TOP ROW, FOLKS SHOULD JUST BE A PREEMPTION ACROSS THE BOARD.

I BROKE IT DOWN INTO DIFFERENT TYPES OF PREEMPTION.

UM, THEY'RE SUPER PREEMPTION, WHICH IS WHAT WE CONTINUE TO SEE COME FROM THE SENATE, WHICH BASICALLY SAYS THAT IT WAS, UH, CITIES ARE SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED TO LEGISLATE IN AN AREA THAT WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO BASICALLY TURN THE AUTHORITY OF CITIES OR THE ORDINANCE MAKING AUTHORITY THAT CITIES HAVE INTO A COUNTY LIKE AUTHORITY.

IT IS BASICALLY A STATUTORY RUN AROUND HOME RULE AND THE CONSTITUTION YOU'VE ALL HEARD.

I'M SURE IN THE NEWS ABOUT GOVERNOR ABBOTT'S PROPOSALS RELATED TO POLICE REFORM AND PREEMPTING CITIES AND DOING THINGS IN TERMS OF MOVING BUDGETS AROUND OR MOVIE DEPART OR MOVING DIVISIONS OUT OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS.

UM, AND THEN WE HAVE COVID PREEMPTION.

THERE ARE STILL A GROUP OF PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT BELIEVE THAT THE COUNTY JUDGES, THE MAYOR'S EXECUTED TOO MUCH AUTHORITY WHEN THEY DID SO IN RESPONSE TO COVID AND THEY WANT TO LIMIT THAT AUTHORITY.

UM, THE OTHER ISSUES YOU ALL ARE PRETTY FAMILIAR WITH THE EMPLOYEES, RIGHTS AND BENEFITS HAVE TO DO WITH PAID SICK LEAVE OUR NON-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE, KEVIN OR ABBOTT HAS, UM, RE GOVERNOR RABBIT.

I'M SORRY.

THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DAN PATRICK HAS FILED THE BATHROOM BILL IN THE PAST LAST SESSION.

IT WAS A CHICK-FIL-A BILL.

WE ALWAYS END UP DISCUSSING OUR NON-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER WITH THEM.

UM, THERE HAS BEEN BILLS ABOUT ATTACKING THE CITY SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE, THE NO CITY LOBBY BILL.

I WANT TO SPEAK TO A LITTLE HERE.

THAT GOES BACK TO WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT BEFORE WITH SPEAKER BON IN THIS BILL, WHAT IT DOES IS IT SAYS THAT CITIES CAN EXPEND FUNDS TO HIRE LOBBYISTS.

WE DO HAVE A STATE LOBBY TEAM AND A FEDERAL LOBBY TEAM, LIKE, UH, ALMOST ALL LARGE CITIES DO.

UM, W I NEED THEIR HELP IN ORDER TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE 180 MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE IN ORDER TO SHARE OUR CONCERNS, OUR THOUGHTS BILLS, AND THE BILL WENT FURTHER TO JUST NOT SAY WE COULDN'T HIRE LOBBYISTS.

IT ALSO SAID THAT WE WERE NOT ALLOWED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE, AND LAST LITTLE MEMBER REQUESTED THAT INFORMATION.

SO RIGHT NOW I VOLUNTARILY PROVIDE INFORMATION TO OUR DELEGATION OF OTHERS, OF CONCERNS AND ISSUES.

AND I WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO DO THAT ACCORDING TO THIS LEGISLATION, UNLESS THEY REQUESTED THAT INFORMATION ON ME, WE ALSO WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO TESTIFY MAYBE UNLESS WE WERE REQUESTED TO TESTIFY AT THE COMMITTEE.

SO RIGHT NOW, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC, WE GO UP AND TESTIFY AND TAKE A POSITION ON BILLS.

AND THIS WOULD NOT ALLOW US TO DO THAT.

IT APPLIED NOT ONLY TO CITIES AND COUNTIES, IT INCLUDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

IT DIDN'T INCLUDE CHARTER SCHOOLS.

SO THAT'S INTERESTING.

UM, BUT IT INCLUDED MOST GOVERNMENTALLY.

UH, IT WAS KILLED IN THE HOUSE.

UM, I MADE IT ALL THE WAY OUT OF THE SENATE.

IT, UH, GOT TO THE HOUSE FLOOR AND IT WAS KILLED ON THE HOUSE FLOOR AND INCLUDED SOME REPUBLICANS CROSSING OVER TO VOTE TO KILL THE BILL.

AND THAT'S WHY BONNIE WANTED TO GO AFTER THOSE MEMBERS.

DURING THE INTERIM, WE ANTICIPATE SEEING BILL AGAIN FROM GOVERNOR ABBOTT AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, UM, GOING TO THE BOTTOM ROW.

WE ALWAYS HAVE AUSTIN ENERGY AND AUSTIN WATER PEOPLE ATTEMPTING TO DEREGULATE TO PRIVATIZE

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THOSE MUNICIPALLY-OWNED UTILITIES, REVENUE COUNTS.

PART TWO HAS TO DO WITH HOW WE RAISE REVENUE THROUGH THE PROPERTY TAX AND ANNEXATION PART TWO.

UM, THERE IS A CHARGE IN THE HOUSE BY FORMER SPEAKER, TOM CRADDICK ABOUT THAT SINCE CITIES CAN NO LONGER, UH, ANNEX THE COMMUNITY WITHOUT ASKING THOSE PEOPLE TO VOTE, THAT WHY CAN'T, WHY DO WE NEED TO REGULATE THE ETJ? AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO AUSTIN BECAUSE OF OUR WATER QUALITY REGULATION.

AND SINCE WATER DOESN'T RESPECT THE BOUNDARIES OF CITY AND COUNTY LINES, WE DO REGULATE IN OUR, YOU TJ ON WATER QUALITY.

AND SO THAT WOULD HAVE SEVERELY IMPACTED OUR ABILITY TO DO SO.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, SO YOU KNOW HOW WE GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF ADOPTING THE AGENDA? THE CITY, THE CITY COUNCIL DID ADOPT THE AGENDA STATE AGENDA ON SEPTEMBER 17TH.

THE AGENDA CAN BE AMENDED AT ANY TIME.

AND SO IT'S A, WHAT I CALL IT REFERRED TO AS A LIVING BREATHING DOCUMENT, BECAUSE OF THAT, WE DO TAKE ALL THE COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS PASSED THROUGHOUT THE INTERIM AND INCLUDE THEM.

THE ENGENDER GETS DEPARTMENT REVIEWS AND INPUT ME COMING TO SPEAK TO YOU ALL AS PART OF SEEKING INPUT.

AND I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN A MINUTE.

AND WE CONSULT WITH OUR DELEGATION TO ESTABLISH OUR PRIORITIES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE AGENDA COVERS A NUMBER OF AREAS.

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL OF THEM.

THERE'S A LINK ON THE LAST SLIDE TO THE AGENDA THAT WAS ADOPTED BY COUNCIL IN SEPTEMBER FOR YOU ALL TO REVIEW.

BUT AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, IT COVERS A BROAD RANGE OF, OF ITEMS. AND THEN WITH EACH E WITHIN EACH HEADER, THERE'S A NUMBER OF SPINS, MORE SPECIFIC ITEMS THAT COVERS AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, WE TRY TO KEEP THE LANGUAGE AND THE AGENDA BROAD PURPOSELY IT'LL INCLUDE BROAD STATEMENTS JUST GENERALLY ABOUT, UH, THAT WE HAVE STATEMENTS THAT SAY WE SEEK TO ADOPT AND ENFORCE OUR ORDINANCES.

YOU KNOW, I USE THE, WHEN I'M EXAMINING A BILL, DO WE HAVE AN ORDINANCE ON IT IF WE DO, AND THAT BILL WOULD CHANGE THAT ORDINANCE OR PREEMPT THAT ORDINANCE.

I SEE THE INSTRUCTION BEING THAT I NEED TO DEFEND THAT ORDINANCE UNLESS COUNCIL DIRECTS ME OTHERWISE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND THEN IT INCLUDES MORE SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IN THESE BULLETS ARE JUST SOME OF THE BULLETS RELATED TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD THAT COVER SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT YOU GUYS DISCUSS IN AS PART OF YOUR SERVICE TO THE CITY.

AND NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO, UM, WHAT I WANTED TO ASK TOO, SO DOES TO YOU ALL, LIKE I SAID, WE'VE ALREADY TAKEN THE AGENDA UP, IT'S BEEN ADOPTED, BUT IF THIS BOARD AND COMMISSION WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE AGENDA, I, MY OFFICE WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO WORK WITH YOU ALL ON A RESOLUTION THAT WOULD GO TO COUNCIL OR TO A COUNCIL MEMBER TO ASK FOR THAT CHANGE.

UM, WE WOULD ALL POSSIBLY COMING BACK TO YOU, I'LL ASK YOU FOR A RESOLUTION AND SUPPORT OF THE AGENDA AND CITY'S USE OF A LOBBY TEAM TO SHOW THAT THE CITY DOES SEEK A BROAD COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR THAT.

AND ALSO, UM, I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP YOU UPDATED THROUGHOUT SESSION, LAST SESSION, WE PROVIDED REGULAR UPDATES ON HOW LEGISLATION WAS MOVING, AND WE SENT THAT OUT THROUGH YOUR BOARDS AND COMMISSION EMAILS AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO DO SO.

UH, LAST SLIDE PLEASE.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TODAY.

AGAIN, THERE'S A LINK RIGHT THERE TO THE AGENDA FOR YOU GUYS TO LOOK AT AND REVIEW.

AND LIKE I SAID, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS ANYTHING PARTICULAR, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

SO I'LL JUST GO AROUND AND SEE IF ANYBODY DOES HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FIRST, IF THAT'S OKAY.

AND I'LL START WITH, UM, REMEMBERED THE, CARLA, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? YEAH, I HAD A COUPLE.

UM, THANKS FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

UM, I DON'T THINK I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD DURING A LEGISLATIVE SESSION, SO IT'S, IT'S INTERESTING FOR ME.

UM, I GUESS I WAS WONDERING, UM, AS FAR AS THE LAST SESSION GOES, THE GRAPHIC YOU HAD ABOUT ALL THE BILLS THAT WERE PASSED AND, UM, WERE INTRODUCED, UM, AS FAR AS THE CITY RELATED BILLS GO.

UM, DO YOU KNOW, LIKE WHAT WERE, WHAT WERE THOSE TRENDS? WHAT WERE THOSE BILLS, CITY BILLS KIND OF FOCUSED ON? UM, DURING THE LAST SESSION, LAST SESSION, IT WAS A BRUTAL SESSION FOR US LAST SESSION.

IT WAS THE REVENUE CAP BILL THAT, THAT REALLY LIMITED OUR AUTHORITY.

THERE WERE A LOT OF BILLS THAT LIMITED OUR ABILITY TO CONTROL A DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATE THAT IN THE CITY.

UM, IT WAS SO, AND MOST OF THE BILLS WHERE THE CITY OF AUSTIN LOST OUT ON WERE ACTUALLY APPLIED TO EVERYONE, THE BILLS THAT TARGETED JUSTICE CITY, WE ACTUALLY, UM, DID BETTER ON, BUT THE BILLS THAT HAD EVERYBODY KIND OF WENT DOWN WITH EVERYONE ON THOSE PEOPLE'S, BUT LAST SESSION WAS A VERY ANTI SESSION.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE YOU'RE SAYING THAT IT'S, IT'S GONNA PROGRESS IN THAT SAME KIND OF TREND WITH THIS STUDY.

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NO, ARE DONE THE OUTCOME OF THE SPEAKER.

OKAY.

I SHOULDN'T BE FOR THAT WAS, UH, WE HAD SPEAKER STRAUS AND, UH, FROM SAN ANTONIO.

AND SO HE REJECTED A LOT OF, FOR INSTANCE, ON REVENUE CAPS.

HE, UH, REJECTED THAT.

UM, AND SO WE DIDN'T SEE THAT GO THROUGH, SO IT'LL DEPEND ON THAT.

OKAY.

AND THEN, UM, I, YOU KNOW, I CAN RECALL A COUPLE THAT, THAT WERE RELATED TO, UM, LIKE PARKS AND WILDLIFE LAST SESSION, BUT DO YOU KNOW, JUST KIND OF LIKE WHAT, WHAT MAYBE PERCENTAGE OF THOSE PATHS WERE RELATED TO PARKS AND WELL ON THE PARKS AND WILDLIFE? I, I VAGUELY REMEMBER A BILL OR TWO THAT PASSED CAUSE THEY HAD SOME MONEY TO HAND OUT, SO YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE THAT IN A SESSION.

SO I'M NOT GOING TO HAVE MONEY TO HAND OUT FOR DEFINITELY THEY HAVE TO PUT TWO TOP PRIORITIES FOR THE STATE OR THE PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THEN PUBLIC HEALTH CARE.

AND THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO MEET THEIR GOALS THERE RIGHT NOW.

OKAY.

BUT I MEAN, ABORTION FINE.

I'M SORRY.

I'M NOT HEARING YOU, YOUR SPEAKERS A LITTLE BIT MESSED UP.

UH, SO TH THE QUESTION WAS, DID THEY STILL DID PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT STILL GET, UH, THERE'S 40 GOOD STACKS.

THEY'RE SPORTING, I'M SORRY.

THEIR SPORTING GOODS ONE.

YEAH, THE SPORTING GOODS TAGS.

I THINK THEY DID.

I NEED TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT IT AND I CAN FOLLOW UP THROUGH EMAIL WITH YOU ALL.

I MEAN, IT'S FINE BECAUSE THEN THERE'S, NO, I DON'T REMEMBER THERE BEING A SET ASIDE PART OF THEIR LOCAL GRANT PROGRAM.

SO, I MEAN, YOU DON'T HAVE TO, BUT I THINK I'M PRETTY SURE THAT, THAT THEY, THEY DID, WHICH WAS GOOD NEWS, BUT, UM, SOMETHING TO BE COGNIZANT OF FOR US, I GUESS, THE PARK LOVERS.

UM, AND THEN I GUESS, UM, SINCE, I GUESS THIS IS A QUESTION FOR ANYONE, BUT, UM, FOR THE LAST SESSION, DID THE PARKS BOARD, UM, DO A RESOLUTION AT THAT TIME TO, TO ADD TO THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA? NO, NO, NO, WE DID NOT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

UM, YEAH, I DID CHECK OUT THAT THE, YOU KNOW, THE WHOLE LIST OF THE AGENDA ITEMS AND OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE ALL VERY IMPORTANT AND WARRANT ATTENTION.

UM, BUT I GUESS, YOU KNOW, THE PARKS PART WAS LIKE A LITTLE SAD TO LOOK AT FOR ME.

UM, CAUSE IT WAS JUST THE ONE THING.

SO, UM, YEAH, I DON'T KNOW IF OTHER BOARD MEMBERS ARE INTERESTED IN ADDING OR EXPANDING ON THAT.

UM, BUT IT MIGHT, MIGHT.

UH, WHAT WAS THAT, ANNA? UM, I WAS JUST SAYING THAT, UM, I DIDN'T KNOW IF OTHER BOARD MEMBERS MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN EXPANDING UPON WHAT WAS IN THE WHAT'S IN THE CURRENT LEGISLATIVE AGENDA THAT WAS IN THAT LINK.

UM, BECAUSE JUST, JUST THE ONE BULLET SEEMED LIKE MAYBE WE COULD EXPAND ON IT OR ADD SOME THINGS TO IT, SO.

OKAY.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

NO, NO, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT.

WE JUST NEED TO MAKE SURE WE'RE DOING IT THE PROPER WAY.

THANK YOU.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

KATE BOARD MEMBER.

UM, MASON MURPHY.

YOU'RE MUTED.

YOU SAID YOU DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

THANKS BOARD MEMBER FAST.

I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

BOARD MEMBER TAYLOR.

I HAVE NO QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBER COTTON.

CIBO I WANTED TO HEAR A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE PART YOU TALKED ABOUT.

THE I'M NOT ABLE TO GO IN AND I'M WONDERING IF THEY DO, DID THAT ACTUALLY GET PASSED THAT THE, THAT YOU COULDN'T GO AND LOBBY THE MEMBERS? I WAS A LITTLE BIT UNCLEAR ABOUT THAT.

SO THE BILL DID NOT PASS AS THE SENATE AND IT CAME DOWN TO VOTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR, WHICH WAS THE LAST POSSIBLE PLACE YOU COULD KILL IT.

AND SO YOU DON'T REALLY WANT TO BE IN THAT SITUATION.

AND IT, IT WAS, IT WENT, IT DIDN'T PASS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR.

UM, BUT WE EXPECT IT TO COME BACK.

SO MY OTHER QUESTION ON THIS IS IF, SO YOU, WE ALREADY HAVE A TEAM THAT LOBBIES FOR THE CITY, BUT IS IT POSSIBLE THAT SOME OF THE BOARD MEMBERS OR COMMISSION MEMBERS COULD CONTACT OUTSIDE OF THAT AND, AND WORK LIKE, IS THERE A WAY THAT WE WOULD GET INFORMATION SO THAT WE COULD CONTACT THEM INDIVIDUALLY? YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

I MEAN, DEFINITELY IN TERMS OF SPEAKING TO OUR DELEGATION ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS, SO THERE ARE DELEGATION IS REALLY WITH US, BUT IT'S ALSO, UM, REALLY THE HELP THAT WE NEED BECAUSE WE HAVE A REALLY STRONG DELEGATION IS, IS TRYING TO GET OTHER COMMUNITIES OUTSIDE OF AUSTIN TO TALK TO THEIR MEMBERS AS WELL ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE

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OF THIS.

UM, AND GOING TO THE ISSUES THAT YOU GUYS CARE ABOUT WITHOUT, I DON'T KNOW, WHO'S GOING TO ASK IF WE CAN NOT, IF THE CITY CAN'T ADVOCATE FOR THAT, I DON'T KNOW WHO WILL BE ADVOCATING FOR PARKS FUNDING.

CAN YOU KEEP US IN THE LOOP ON THIS? CAN WE GET IN THE LOOP ON THAT? YES, ABSOLUTELY.

OKAY.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

THANKS FOR THE OFFER OF HELP.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

UM, THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBER DEPALMA.

NO QUESTION.

JUST JOKING.

OF COURSE.

YEAH.

NOW I APPRECIATE IT EVERY GREAT JOB.

AND YOU'VE REALLY GOTTEN SOMEBODY UP IN FRONT OF SO MANY OF THE QUESTIONS AND THE SAME THING WITH ANNA PECAN, LAURA.

UM, SO YEAH, ONE, THANK YOU.

BECAUSE NOW I CAN KIND OF FOCUS IN BACK IN TO IT REALLY KIND OF SPEAKING TOWARDS LAURA AND HANNAH IN 2017 WAS MY FIRST SESSION AS A BOARD MEMBER.

AND IT WAS VERY INFORMAL.

UM, AS FAR AS YOU KNOW, I KNEW THAT THEY WERE GOING AFTER PARKLAND DEDICATION AND I WAS JUST PART OF THAT EFFORT.

AND I KNEW THAT SOME OF THE RHETORIC THAT WAS BEING USED IN ORDER TO KILL PARKLET AT DEDICATION, BUT SPECIFICALLY USING AUSTIN AS AN EXAMPLE, AND IT WAS INCORRECT.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, RANDY SCOTT WAS TESTIFYING ON LIKE THE ACTUAL COMPONENT AND THEN I, THE GUY, UH, YOU KNOW, BACK THAT UP, JUST COINCIDENTALLY.

AND THEN, UM, IT WAS ALSO THE HERITAGE TREE ORDINANCE THEY'RE GOING AFTER THAT.

AND, AND THAT WAS MORE OF A CONCENTRATED EFFORT, NOT WEARING A PARKS BOARD HAT, BUT YOU KNOW, WEARING A TREE HAT AND, UM, YOU KNOW, AND, AND FOLLOWING SOME OF THE LEGISLATION GOING THROUGH TEXAS, UH, MISSISSIPPI MUNICIPAL LEAGUE.

BUT I WOULD LOVE TO BE A PART OF ANYTHING, PARTICULARLY IF WE'RE PARKS.

UM, I THINK THAT MAKES THE MOST SENSE.

AND, UM, IF FOR SOME REASON, I MEAN THIS RIGHT NOW, WE DON'T HAVE A BOND AND, YOU KNOW, LEGISLATION, SO YOU'RE ABLE TO, WE'RE ABLE TO LOBBY AS THE CITY RIGHT NOW, AND WE'RE ABLE TO AS BOARDING COMMISSIONERS FOR THE SETTEE, GO AHEAD AND TESTIFY.

UM, WHEN IT MAKES SENSE.

AND I KNOW IT DOESN'T ALWAYS MAKE SENSE BECAUSE AUSTIN HAS A, YOU KNOW, A RED BULLS-EYE.

UM, AND SO IT'S VERY STRATEGIC.

AND SO I COULD APPRECIATE YOU BRI, WE TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, HOW THIS COMMUNICATION MAY BE WITH SOME OF OUR, OUR, YOU KNOW, COLLEAGUES THAT QUITE FRANKLY, WE DON'T SPEAK ENOUGH TO ANOTHER OTHER CITIES.

UM, BUT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT W YOU KNOW, I THINK WE CAN MAYBE START FOCUSING ON, IS THERE ANY OTHER LIKE, ORGANIZED STRATEGIC EFFORT THAT WE CAN DO VERSUS US, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT.

YEAH.

UM, I'LL DEFINITELY LET YOU GUYS KNOW AS WE GO THROUGH THOSE MOMENTS, WE WORK A LOT FOR INSTANCE, WITH, UM, I'M TRYING TO REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE GROUP.

IT'S DEFINITELY WORKING WITH A LOT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS IN TERMS OF ADDRESSING A LOT OF THESE ISSUES, UH, TO YOUR POINT.

SO FOR INSTANCE, LET'S GO BACK TO THE TREE LEGISLATION.

YOU WERE HEAVILY INVOLVED WITH THAT.

WE WERE ABLE TO WORK OUT THAT BILL.

IT BASICALLY DOES FOLLOW OUR ORDINANCE IS WHAT IT ENDED UP DOING, RIGHT? BECAUSE IT TURNED OUT IT WORKED THE PROBLEM FOR THE HOME BUILDERS.

IT WAS REALLY OTHER CITIES THAT WERE MORE PROBLEMATIC.

UH, OFTEN THOUGH PEOPLE JUST WANT TO SAY IT'S AUSTIN, BECAUSE IT'S JUST SUCH AN EASY TALE TO, AT A TIME OLD, TELL THE TALE, RIGHT.

BUT TO YOUR POINT ON PARKLAND DEDICATION, YOU KNOW, WE OFTEN HAVE TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME FINDING WHAT OTHER CITIES HAVE SIMILAR PROGRAMS TO ALERT THEM THAT THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEM AS WELL.

AND WE NEED THEM TO COME FORWARD AS WELL.

UM, SO I WILL DEFINITELY REMEMBER TO, YOU KNOW, IF THE I'M KNOCKING ON WOOD, THAT WE DON'T HAVE IDENTIFICATION THIS SESSION.

UM, AND LUCKILY WE WEREN'T, WE DIDN'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT A LOT LAST SESSION.

UM, BUT DEFINITELY TO REACH OUT TO YOU ALL, TO LET YOU KNOW, WHEN A BILL'S MOVING ALONG, OR AS YOU SEE IT, I NEED YOU TO ALERT, UH, STARTED ALERTING, YOU KNOW, COLLEAGUES AND SIMILAR SITUATED PEOPLE IN OTHER CITIES AND COMMUNITIES.

CAUSE I THINK WHAT WHAT'S HARD IS IS THEY DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES WE DO.

I GROW OFFICE TO BE ABLE TO, UM, HELP THEM IN THESE MATTERS AND KNOW THAT THEM MAKING SOME PHONE CALLS TO THEIR STATE REP AND SENATOR CAN BE INVALUABLE.

NO, I APPRECIATE IT.

CAUSE THERE'S STILL, SO YEAH, ONE OF THE AGENDA ITEMS I HAVE LATER ON IN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS, WHICH, YOU KNOW, I WAS IMPACTED BY THE BILL LAST SESSION RELATING TO ANNEXATION.

THERE'S, THERE'S DEFINITELY A LINKAGE, RIGHT.

PARTICULARLY ON, ON WHAT THE SBAS THAT AREN'T IN PLACE.

UM, YOU KNOW, SO I LOOK FORWARD TO ASSISTING WAY.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WOULD LOVE TO BE A PART OF A CHAIR IS ANY GROUP THAT WAS FOCUSED ON THIS POST ELECTION, MY VIEW, BECAUSE I'M DROWNING ON OTHER THINGS RIGHT NOW, BUT, UM, YOU KNOW, ON ANY OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S BEEN A ONGOING ISSUE FOR THE PARKS DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN,

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UH, INVESTING.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE IT COMES FROM A BREWERY, BUT AT SOME WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD IN THE PAST AND IT'S HOT, LOTS IS THE BEST EXAMPLE.

THE CITY SPENDING, UH, YOU KNOW, CAPITAL PROJECT DOLLARS ON, UH, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AT A SCHOOL DISTRICT.

AND, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE IN, HAD LIKE A LINE IN THE SAND.

AND SO WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, WITH 23 OR 24, UH, YOU KNOW, UH, THIS AISD SCHOOLS WE HAVE THIS PARTIAL OWNERSHIP WAS, WAS REALLY AWKWARD.

IT MAKES IT CHALLENGING WHEN WE DO MODERNIZATIONS, WE'VE DONE, THE DISTRICTS HAD DONE A WHOLE BUNCH OF MONETIZATIONS, UH, THIS KNOW OUT OF THE 2017 BOND, PROBABLY BE MORE, YOU KNOW, UM, GOD-WILLING AGAIN, THE 2022, YOU KNOW, ASSUMING THERE'S A 22 BOND.

AND SO LIKE HOW WE CAN FREE THAT UP.

AND THAT'S KIND OF LIKE THE BIGGEST ONE, BUT IT'S JUST NOT WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

IT'S ALSO SAY IF WE GO FORWARD WITH A FUTURE BOND AND WE WANT TO, AND WE GET PERMISSION FOR AGREEMENT TO BUILD ON TEXTILE RIGHT AWAY, YOU KNOW, SKATE PARK.

UM, YEAH.

AND SO JUST TRYING TO FREE UP, BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE LIMITATIONS ARE, BECAUSE I JUST HAD BEEN TOLD THAT THESE ARE ISSUES, BUT, YOU KNOW, I I'M PRETTY GOOD.

OR WITH LEGISLATION OR NOT LEGISLATORS, I MEAN, LOOKING AT THE, LOOKING AT OUR, OUR, OUR STATE CODES AND I CAN'T PINPOINT WHERE THE ISSUES AT, OKAY.

I FOLLOW UP WITH STAFF A LITTLE BIT FURTHER AT MY FOLLOW UP WITH THE NEWS GETS MORE CLARIFICATION TO BETTER UNDERSTAND, BUT I THINK I HAVE, I HAVE ENOUGH, UH, KNOWLEDGE IN WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT TO BE DANGEROUS RIGHT NOW.

SO IF I HAD A RESPONSE YET.

YEAH.

WELL, AND THEN I GUESS IN THE BIGGER PICTURE MAKING, YOU KNOW, KIND OF SEEING, I THINK WE'RE IN A GOOD SHAPE IF WE EVER GET IN A FINANCIAL POSITION IN THE CITY, I GUESS, NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE WHERE WE WANT TO DO SOMETHING AND YOU, YOU KNOW, YOUR LAST, YOU KNOW, UH, ASSIGNMENT WITH EL PASO AND THINKING ABOUT EL PASO AND LIKE, I THINK MAYBE 2013, WHEN I THINK IT WAS, MIGHT'VE BEEN 13 WHEN, UH, THE CITY AND COUNTY WERE TRYING TO DO A PARKS DISTRICT.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, AND, UH, YEAH, I DON'T THINK THAT'S RIGHT FOR THIS SESSION, BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO PAY ATTENTION TO THOSE THINGS AND, UM, COME UP WITH, YOU KNOW, POTENTIAL GAME PLAN IN THE FUTURE, IF, IF IT BENEFITS THE CITIZENS OF AUSTIN AND THE CITY.

ABSOLUTELY.

ABSOLUTELY.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

I PRAY.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UH, AND BOARD MEMBER RINALDI.

NOPE.

QUESTIONS FROM ME, BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PRESENTATION BRIEF.

THANK YOU.

AND BOARD MEMBER MORGAN.

IS HE STILL HERE? CHAIR LEWIS.

HE WAS ON, AND THEN HE POPPED OFF.

SO I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT HAPPENED AND I HAVEN'T GOTTEN AN EMAIL FROM HIM.

OKAY.

OKAY.

WELL, I'LL JUST, UM, SO, WELL, THANK YOU.

THIS WAS A REALLY GOOD PRESENTATION AND I, I WANT TO THANK YOU AND YOUR TEAM FOR, FOR GOING DOWN THERE.

AND I KNOW LAST SESSION WAS, I'M SURE VERY, VERY STRESSFUL AND I, AND YOU GUYS KEPT ON GOING DOWN THERE DAY AFTER, DAY AFTER DAY.

SO WE REALLY APPRECIATE ALL WHAT YOU, UM, YOU DID.

I HOPE THAT THIS UPCOMING SESSION WILL BE A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

I HOPE WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS AS YOU SAID, WITH THE ELECTIONS AND THE SPEAKER.

HAVE YOU, I KNOW NOW THAT YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE TIME WHEN THEY'RE STARTING TO REALLY FINALIZE, FINALLY, HAVE YOU HEARD ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT ANYTHING THAT'S COMING DOWN THE PIPELINE THAT DOESN'T LOOK, I'M SORRY.

I MISSED YOUR LAST PART.

OKAY.

DO THEY? IT DOESN'T THAT YOU'RE CONCERNED ABOUT? WELL, I MEAN, WE KNOW THAT REGARDLESS OF ELECTION OUTCOMES, I MEAN, THE GOVERNOR STILL HAS TAKEN SUCH A LINE IN THE SAND ON HIS POLICE REFORM IDEAS THAT, YOU KNOW, HE'S GOING TO, HE'S GOING TO FILE THEM.

I JUST, I DON'T SEE THAT CHANGING.

AND, AND AS YOU GUYS KNOW, I DON'T KNOW IF CLAIRE, THAT ONE OF THEM WAS, WELL, IF A CITY D FUNDS, AS HE CLAIMS THAT WE DID THEM, THEN PARTS OF THIS CAN JUST FIX.

AND, YOU KNOW, SO YOU'LL JUST HAVE, YOU KNOW, I GUESS INDIVIDUAL HOMEOWNERS OR JUST BLOCKS OF NEIGHBORHOODS THAT JUST CYBER OUT.

UM, AND SO DEFINITELY IN TERMS OF HOW THAT, HOW A CITY IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE PARKS SERVICES AND THAT KIND OF ENVIRONMENT, I DON'T KNOW, YOU KNOW, IN A LOT FOR A LIGHT OUR LIBRARY SYSTEM AND SAY, WELL, DO YOU LIVE IN THE CITY OR NOT? AND HERE YOU PAY THIS FEE, IF YOU DON'T, WE HAVEN'T SET THAT SYSTEM UP IN A PARK SYSTEM IN OUR PARK SYSTEM.

AND WE JUST ALLOW EVERYONE TO USE OUR PARTS, RIGHT? WE, REGARDLESS, WHETHER YOU LIVE HERE OR NOT.

AND WE ALL KNOW THAT MANY PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIVE IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN BENEFIT

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FROM THOSE SERVICES PROVIDED AT ZILKER PARK AND OTHER RESOURCES WE HAVE HERE AT BARTON SPRINGS AND SO FORTH.

UM, I KNOW DENOMINAL, WE CHARGE A FETUS TO SWIM IN BARTON SPRINGS, BUT IT'S, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T CHARGE A HUGE DIFFERENTIAL IF YOU'RE A CITY RESIDENT OR NOT, OR NOT, NOT ENOUGH TO COVER THE COST OF WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH.

SO ANYWAYS, MY POINT IS, I DON'T KNOW HOW WE WOULD BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD IN THAT KIND OF WORLD.

I MEAN, IT JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT THE PRIORITIES FROM THE OTHER SIDE IS THAT THEY DON'T VALUE THESE, THESE RESOURCES, THE WAY THAT WE DO, YOU KNOW, AS ESSENTIAL TO THE QUALITY OF LIFE WE PROVIDE HERE IN AUSTIN.

SO, I MEAN, I'M VERY WORRIED ABOUT THAT.

I DON'T KNOW THOUGH BLOND, THAT BECAUSE BILL FILING HAS STARTED WHERE EVERYBODY'S GOING.

LIKE I LAID OUT, I THINK WE'LL SEE SOME COVID PREEMPTION STUFF.

I THINK WE'RE STILL GOING TO SEE SOME BILLS ABOUT, I'VE HEARD FROM THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY ABOUT DEVELOPMENT, UM, REGULATIONS AND SO FORTH, FURTHER RESTRICTING AND, AND, AND, UM, NAMING THE TIME THAT CITIES HAVE TO APPROVE, UH, DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS.

UM, I THINK THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME BROADBAND DISCUSSION, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE OF THE RURALS WANTING MORE BROADBAND, YOU KNOW, CITIES NEED MORE BROADBAND ACCESS TO, WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO PROVIDE THAT SERVICE AS TOTALLY BEEN PRIVATIZED AND LEFT TO THE TELECOMS TO DO WELL.

TELECOMS ARE NOT GOING TO PROVIDE SERVICE TO LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF THEIR HEART, OR THEY JUST HAPPY.

I MEAN, MAYBE THEY PLAN TO, AND THEY JUST HAVE SO, BUT THEY DO IT BASED ON WHERE THEIR SUBSCRIBERS ARCH.

SO THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF THE ISSUES I KNOW OF SO FAR.

I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE HUGE BUDGET SESSION.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A HORRIBLE TIME OF THE BUDGET.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE REDISTRICTING, THEY HAVE SCHOOL FINANCIAL, JUST PART OF THE BUDGET.

SO, AND THEN THEY'RE ALL GOING TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW DO WE DO THIS AND NOT IF WANT TO, IF WE HAVE AN OUTBREAK, WHAT HAPPENS? THEY DON'T KNOW YET.

UM, SO IT'S, I WISH I HAD MORE TO GIVE YOU SO FAR.

THAT'S YEAH, IT BE THE ONE FOR THE BOOKS GUYS, IT'LL BE RIGHT.

WELL, WE'LL KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED THAT THINGS GOT A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

AND I THINK YOU DO.

I THINK WHAT WE WANT TO BE, YOU KNOW, USED WHEREVER WE CAN BE MOST HELPFUL.

I THINK YOU HAVE SEVERAL OF US ON THE BOARD THAT WILL BE WILLING TO, YOU KNOW, WHEN ISSUES COME UP, WE WOULD BE WILLING TO REACH OUT TO THEIR NETWORKS AND TRY TO, YOU KNOW, LOBBY OR JUST GO DOWN THERE AND DO WHAT WE CAN TO SUPPORT THEM.

SO PLEASE KEEP US POSTED YOU ALL TO REACH OUT TO ME, TO SEE IF YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU'RE SEEING THIS TO GO BREATHE, DO YOU NEED HELP? AND I'LL TELL YOU TOO, WHERE I'LL GO.

I, WE GOT IT.

WE'RE GOOD.

OR, YEAH, I NEED YOU TO MAKE SOME CALLS OR SOME LISTS.

LET'S START LIGHTING FOLKS UP.

UM, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE ON YOUR END TO ALSO REACH OUT TO ME.

THAT'LL BE GREAT.

AND I KNOW I'M IN CONTACT BY A COUPLE OF HOURS, MAYBE COME WORK THE SESSION.

AND SO OF COURSE I'LL REACH OUT.

BUT IF I DECIDE TO, I MEAN, I'VE BEEN KIND OF NERVOUS FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, THE WHOLE JOB REASONS, LIKE COVID BEING NUMBER ONE, BUT I'LL REACH OUT.

OTHERWISE YOU SAID THAT YOU GUYS HAVE INFORMATION THAT I DON'T HAVE.

SO TRUST ME, I NEVER, UM, GETTING I NEVER TOO MUCH INFORMATION AS A PROBLEM.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

THANK YOU.

BYE-BYE OKAY.

SO MOVING ON, UM, NEXT IS A RECOMMENDATION

[B.2. Recommendation to the Parks and Recreation Department Director to approve the Pease Park Conservancy's request for an on-site recognition for considerable donations from The DeAngelis Family Foundation and “Friends of Pat Lochridge,” which will be used for the future operation and maintenance of the limestone entry wall and the basketball court respectively, located at Kingsbury Commons within Pease District Park. Presenter: Christine Chute Canul, Development Administrator, Parks and Recreation Department (PARD Long Range Plan Strategies – Operational Efficiency, Urban Public Spaces; SD23 Outcomes – Health & Environment, Government that Works for All)]

TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR TO APPROVE THE PEACE PARK CONSERVANCY'S REQUEST FOR AN ONSITE RECOGNITION FOR CONSIDERABLE DONATIONS FROM THE ANGELES FAMILY FOUNDATION AND FRIENDS OF PAT ROCKRIDGE, WHICH WILL BE USED FOR THE FUTURE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE LIMESTONE ENTRY WALL AND THE BASKETBALL COURT RESPECTIVELY LOCATED AT KINGSBURY COMMONS WITHIN PEACE, MR. PARK.

AND DO WE HAVE, UM, KRISTEN, SHE KENNEL SHE HERE? YES.

PERFECT.

HEY KRISTEN.

HI.

HOW ARE Y'ALL DOING GOOD.

THANK YOU.

GOOD.

UM, WE'RE GONNA START ON THE PRESENTATION.

UM, SO MY NAME IS CHRISTINE TO SEOUL AND I AM THE DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATOR HERE AT, UM, HARD.

I WORK CLOSELY WITH OUR NONPROFIT PARTNERS, AS WELL AS OUR COMMUNITY GROUPS WHO SEEK TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS ON PARKLAND.

AND TODAY, UH, WE ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT PEACE PARK CONSERVANCY AND SOME OF THE, UH, WONDERFUL IMPROVEMENTS THEY'RE MAKING TO THIS SITE.

WE'LL ALSO HAVE, UH, TWO

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REPRESENTATIVES OF PEACE PARK ON THE CALL AS WELL TO, UM, TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE FOLKS WHO, UH, WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING TO DO THIS DEDICATION FOR.

AND SO, UM, UH, NEXT SILENCE SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO IS, UH, MANY OF YOU ALREADY KNOW PEACE PARK CONSERVANCY IN COLLABORATION WITH PARD IS CURRENTLY LEADING A TRANSFORMATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS AT PEACE PARK WITHIN THE KINGSBURY COMMONS, UM, AREA OF THE PARK, UH, IN TOTAL PEACE PARK CONSERVANCY HAS RAISED OVER $10 MILLION TO MAKE THESE IMPROVEMENTS AND THAT THIS SITE AND THE IMPROVEMENTS ARE CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN EARLY SPRING, 2021 WITH THESE NEW AMENITIES, UH, THERE IS A LEVEL OF OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE THAT IS EXPECTED AT THE SITE AND PEACE PARK CONSERVANCY.

UM, AND PART ARE CURRENTLY NEGOTIATING LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP TERMS FOR THE ONGOING MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS OF THE SITE.

TODAY, WE ARE, UH, TALKING ABOUT TWO AMENITIES AT THE SITE AND THAT IS THE BASKET POLE BASKETBALL COURT AND ENTRY WALL.

SO, UM, IN THE NEW IMPROVEMENTS, THERE WILL BE A FULL-SIZE HIGH SCHOOL REGULATION BASKETBALL COURT.

I WILL SIT NEXT TO THE GREAT LAWN, UM, AND THERE WILL ALSO BE AN IMPROVED, UH, ENTRY WALL TO THE PARK WITH LIME SOUL STONE BLOCK ENTRY WALL THAT WILL SERVE AS AN INITIAL GREETING AND TO THE VISITORS OF THE PARK.

UM, NEXT SLIDE YOU SEE HERE IN THE PICTURE, IT, THE ARROWS KIND OF POINTING TO WHERE THESE TWO AMENITIES ARE THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT TODAY.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND HERE IS A RANGE OF, OF A BASKETBALL COURT AND THERE ISN'T, THERE WAS AN EXISTING BASKETBALL COURT SITE.

UM, BUT THIS ONE, THIS NEW BASKETBALL COURT WILL BE, UH, OF, UH, OF HIGH REGULATION SIZE.

IT'S GOING TO HAVE SHADE NEAR THE SITE, UM, AND, UH, IT'S GOING TO BE MOVED, UH, FURTHER, UH, FURTHER FROM THE CREEK AREA OF THE PARK.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, THIS IS A RENDERING OF THE NEW INJURY WALL THAT WILL BE AT THE SITE.

SO YOU CAN SEE THAT, UM, IT'S DEFINITELY, UH, UH, UH, DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU'VE SEEN.

NOW, THERE WILL BE A BEAUTIFICATION EFFORTS AROUND IT, LIGHTING, UM, AT THE LINES AROUND THE LIMESTONE, UM, AND ETCHING OF THE ARC NAME AT THE SITE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THIS IS A KIND OF A BREAK DOWN OF THE ESTIMATED COST OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE BASKETBALL COURT IS ABOUT 112,000.

UM, THE, THE LIFE OF THIS FEATURE IS 40 TO 50 YEARS AND THE ESTIMATED ANNUAL OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE COSTS OR 4,000 THE ENTRY WALL, UH, WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 60,000, THE ESTIMATED USEFUL LIFE THAT FEATURES 40 TO 50 YEARS.

AND, UM, THE ANNUAL OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE ARE ABOUT $500 A YEAR.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, SO TODAY WE'RE ASKING FOR REST REQUEST FOR DEDICATION OF THE SITE.

UH, WE, THE PEACE PARK CONSERVANCY HAS BEEN WORKING WITH, UH, COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO HAVE WANTED TO, UH, GIVE DONATIONS, UH, IN THE NAMES OF TWO DIFFERENT FAMILIES AT, FOR THESE TWO IMPROVEMENTS AT THE SITE.

UM, THESE GIFTS WERE MADE AS A PART OF THE PEACE PARK CONSERVANCY'S KINGSBURY'S CUMMINS CAMPAIGN, UM, AND ARE FOR THE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF THESE TWO FEATURES, UH, THE DEDICATION THAT WOULD BE AT THE SITE, UH, TO, FOR THIS, UH, UM, HONORING THIS, THE DONATIONS HERE AT THE SITE WOULD BE APPROVED BY THE DIRECTOR PRIOR TO FABRICATION AND WOULD BE DESIGNED WITHIN THE FEATURE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HERE, I'D LIKE TO GIVE HEATH RIDDLES, UH, SANCHEZ, WHO IS THE CEO OF PEACE PARK CONSERVANCY.

UH, GOOD MOMENT TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THE TWO FAMILIES THAT WOULD BE, UH, HONORED AT THE SITES.

IS HE ABLE TO SPEAK NOW? OH, CHECK, CHECK, CHECK.

GOOD EVENING.

HI, MY NAME IS CHUCK SMITH.

I'M THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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AT PEACE PARK CONSERVANCY.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.

UH, SO THE, THE, UH, THE BASKETBALL COURT, UH, IS, UH, AN, IS A MEMORIAL DEDICATION, UH, IN HONOR OF, UH, PATENT PAT LOCKRIDGE.

UH, A GROUP OF HIS FRIENDS, BOTH, I GUESS, WERE ACTUALLY FROM HIGH SCHOOL THROUGH, THROUGH COLLEGE AND LAW SCHOOL, UH, KNEW THAT HE WAS AN ARDENT LOVER OF BASKETBALL, UH, AND HE PASSED AWAY IN 2017.

UH, HE IS, UH, ONE OF THE, HE IS THE NAMESAKE PARTNER IN THE AWESOME OFFER MCGINNIS LOCKRIDGE, UH, AND, UH, A GROUP OF HIS FRIENDS HAVE CONTRIBUTED.

UH, THEY'VE ACTUALLY, I GUESS THEY STARTED OUT WITH A GOAL OF RAISING $150,000.

THEY HAVE NOW EXCEEDED $200,000, UH, TO RAISE MONEY THAT WOULD BE USED FOR THE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF THE BASKETBALL COURT IN HIS MEMORY.

UH, MAYBE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

YEAH, YOUR, YOU GO TO THE NEXT LINE.

YEAH, THAT'S FAIR.

UM, THE, THE DONOR WALL IS, UH, IS FROM A FA UH, THE DEANGELIS FAMILY, UH, OF AUSTIN, UH, THROUGH A FAMILY FOUNDATION.

UM, KENDI ANGELES IS THE CO-FOUNDER OF AUSTIN VENTURES, AS IT SAYS HERE.

UM, HE IS, UH, ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN OTHER US VIC AND PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITIES, UH, IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UH, AND IS THE PAST CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR, UM, UM, HIGHT SCHOOLS.

UH, AND AS I SAID, THE GIFT IS MADE THROUGH A FAMILY FOUNDATION.

UM, THEIR GIFT IS, UH, $100,000, UH, AS CHRISTINE DISCUSSED BEFORE, UH, THE MAINTENANCE FOR THIS IS IT'S, UH, IT'S A, A BLOCK OF LIMESTONE, SO IT HAS LIMITED MAINTENANCE, UH, TO WHERE THIS GIFT WOULD SUFFICIENTLY COVER MAINTENANCE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.

THANK YOU, CHUCK.

UM, SO I DID WANT TO JUST, UH, POINT OUT THAT, UH, PER CODE THAT THIS, UH, COULD BE DONE ADMINISTRATIVELY, BUT IT HAS BEEN CUSTOMARY FOR PART TWO, UH, FOR THE PURPOSES OF TRANSPARENCY TO BRING THIS TO A PARP AND, UH, SO THAT EVERYBODY IS AWARE OF THE DEDICATION AND CAN PROVIDE, UH, INPUT AND QUESTIONS ABOUT IT.

UM, BUT TODAY WE ARE REQUESTING ACTION THAT, UM, MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR TO APPROVE PEACE PARK CONSERVANCIES REQUESTS FOR AN ONSITE RECOGNITION FOR CONSIDERABLE DONATIONS FROM THE DEANGELIS FAMILY FOUNDATION AND FRIENDS OF PAT LOCKRIDGE, WHICH WILL BE USED FOR THE FUTURE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE LIMESTONE ENTRY WALL AND THE BASKETBALL COURT RESPECTIVELY LOCATED AT KINGSBURY COMMENTS WITHIN PEACE, THE DISTRICT PARK.

OKAY.

AND THAT IS ALL WE HAVE.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I DO HAVE A QUESTION.

IF I CAN SPEAK HOLD, YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M SORRY, BOARD NUMBERS.

I'M JUST GOING TO GO DOWN.

I NEED TO DO IT THAT WAY, BUT I, I COULDN'T UNMUTE.

SO COULD YOU JUST WAIT AND LET ME JUST GO DOWN MY LIST, BUT I'LL, I'LL, I'LL START WITH YOU.

GO AHEAD.

UM, I WAS JUST ASKING A QUESTION ABOUT, UM, THE LOCATION OF THESE MEDICATIONS AND THE SIZE OF THEM AND THAT SORT OF THING.

YES.

UM, IF, IF WE CAN GO BACK TO THE SLIDE, WE DID SHOW A, UM, A MAP THAT ACTUALLY SHOWED WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED AT THE SITE.

UM, SO THE ENTRY WALL, WE'LL GO BACK TO THAT REAL QUICK.

SORRY.

THE ENTRY WALL WOULD BE THE, UH, THE ENTRANCE OF KEYS PARK AT PINKS PARK AT, IS IT PARKWAY TECH? I'M SORRY, IT'S THAT PARKWAY? YES, THAT'S A PARKWAY I PARKWAY.

AND SO THAT IS, IS THE, UH, YELLOW ARROW YOU SEE THERE TOWARDS THE BOTTOM.

UM, AND THEN YOU SEE TOWARDS THE TOP, THE OTHER, UH, SECOND YELLOW ARROW IS WHERE THE BASKETBALL COURT WILL BE LOCATED.

NOW, I GUESS MY QUESTION WAS ABOUT THE DEDICATION.

WHAT SORT OF THING ARE YOU FOR THE DEDICATION? UM, SO THEY, THEY WILL, UM, ACTUALLY CHUCK CAN SPEAK TO THIS A LITTLE BIT, BUT THEY, UM, HARD HAS ALREADY APPROVED THE DEDICATION FOR A PREVIOUS AMENITY AND THESE,

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UH, THE DEDICATION FOR THESE TWO AMENITIES WILL MATCH THOSE OTHER AMENITIES.

AND CHUCK, COULD YOU EXPLAIN THOSE A LITTLE BIT? SURE.

SO YEAH, IF YOU LOOK, IF YOU LOOK IN THE SITE PLAN, THAT'S HERE, UM, THIS THE LITTLE BIT, THERE'S A SERPENTINE RIBBON WALL, WHICH IS THIS LITTLE WHITE SNEAKY LINE THAT MOVES THROUGH, UH, THROUGH, UH, THE, THE RENOVATION AREA.

UM, THE, THE RECOGNITION, THE DEDICATION, UH, FOR EACH OF THESE TWO FEATURES WOULD BE, UM, EDGED INTO ABOUT A THREE FOOT SECTION OF THIS LIMESTONE RIBBON WALL, UH, IN THE CASE OF, UH, THE ENTRY WALL, UH, IT WOULD BE ON THE RIBBON WALL NEAR, NEAR THE SOUTHERN END OF THE PARK, SORT OF NEAR TO WHERE THE ACTUAL, UM, UH, UH, MONUMENT ENTRY SIGN IS.

UH, AND THEN, UH, THE DEDICATION FOR THE BASKETBALL COURT WOULD BE ON THE RIBBON WALL, SORT OF IN THE AREA OF BETWEEN THE TWO CIRCLES OF, UH, OF THE RIBBON WALL YEARS, THE BASKETBALL COURT.

AND IT'S PRISTINE SAID THE, THE DESIGN AND THE STYLE, UH, OF EACH OF THESE TWO, THAT DEBT OF EACH OF THESE TWO DEDICATIONS, UH, WOULD CONFORM TO THE DESIGN PALETTE AND THE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS, UH, THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED FOR THE FEATURES OF THE PARK.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

LET'S SEE, UH, BOARD MEMBER DIPLOMA.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I MEAN, I WOULD ANSWER APPRECIATE IT.

OKAY.

ONCE YOU'RE DONE.

OKAY.

SPEAKER'S A LITTLE BIT OFF, BUT I THINK I GOT YOU SAID WHEN WE'RE DONE, I'M SORRY.

I'M WILLING TO MAKE THEM WHAT'D YOU PREFER? OKAY.

THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBER DECARLO.

THANK YOU SIR.

REMEMBER MRS. MURPHY? I DID HAVE A QUESTION.

UM, I WAS LOOKING AT THE SLIDE THAT SAYS THE NUMBERS AND THE BASKETBALL COURT ONCE 112,000 AND THE INTER WELL 60.

IS THAT BEING PAID FOR BY PART OR IS THAT BEING PAID FOR OUT OF BEDROOM DONATION? OKAY.

DO, DO YOU MEAN FOR THE, THE ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE AMENITY THAT IS BEING PAID FROM THE PEACE PARK CONSERVANCY'S CAPITAL, UH, CAMPAIGN? UM, AND I THINK CHUCK, YOU CAN SAY THIS FOR SURE, BUT I BELIEVE IT'S COMING FROM THE MOODY FOUNDATIONS, A LARGE GIFT TO THE, TO THE IMPROVEMENT.

OKAY.

YES, YES.

YEAH.

THE GRANT FROM THE MOODY FOUNDATION PAYS FOR VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE PHYSICAL CONSTRUCTION AND THEN THE BALANCE OF OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN IS, IS RAISING FUNDS FOR FUTURE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE.

OKAY.

GOTCHA.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

OKAY.

UM, BOARD MEMBER FAUST, REMEMBER TAYLOR, SORRY.

HAD TO UNMUTE MYSELF.

UM, JUST, I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION ABOUT THE WALL.

IS THE WALL THERE FOR DESIGN PURPOSES OR WAS IT, IS IT BEING ADDED JUST TO DO THE DEDICATION? UH, IT WAS, IT WAS, IT WAS THERE FOR DESIGN PURPOSES.

UH, UH, THE, THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS THAT CREATED IT, UH, CALL IT, UH, AN INTERPRETIVE RIBBON WALL.

UH, THE CONSTRUCTION, OUR GENERAL CONTRACTOR CALLS IT A SERPENT JEAN REVEREND WALL.

UH, IT'S DESIGNED FUNCTION, UH, AT, AT VARYING POINTS THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT.

UH, THE HEIGHT OF THE WALL BERRIES FROM BEING FLUSHED WITH THE GROUND, UH, TO A HEIGHT OF 18 INCHES.

UH, SO IN SOME, IN SOME PLACES IT SERVES AS A DIVIDER, UH, BETWEEN THE, THE, SOME OF THE DIFFERENT PLAYGROUND AREAS.

UH, IT ALSO SERVES AS THE DIVIDER BETWEEN, UH, THE ADULT PLAY AREAS LIKE THE BASKETBALL COURT AND, UH, AND THE, AND THE YOUNGER KIDS CHILDREN'S PLAY AREAS.

UH, SO IT'S BOTH IT'S IT'S, UH, IT WAS NOT, YEAH, I WAS GONNA SAY IT WAS NOT DESIGNED, UH, FOR DONOR RECOGNITION.

IT WAS DESIGNED, UH, TO BE A CANVAS UPON WHICH, UH, INTERPRETATION COULD HAPPEN TO WHERE WE COULD ADD INTO IT.

UM, UM, UH, FOSSILS AND, UH, ARCHEOLOGICAL THINGS THAT RELATE TO THE HISTORY OF THE PARK, AS WELL AS CULTURAL.

UH, AND THEN ALSO IT WAS TO SERVE, UH, SORT OF AS A DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT SECTIONS OR DIFFERENT COMPONENTS OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE COMPONENTS OF THE DESIGN.

SO IT'S KIND OF WEIRD IN THE SENSE THAT IT'S BOTH THE UNIFYING AS WELL AS THE DIVIDER

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BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT, UM, ROOMS OR SECTIONS WITHIN THE KINGSBURY COMMENTS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SURE.

UM, BOARD MEMBER RINALDI, NO QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

SURE.

AND BOARD MEMBER MORGAN, IS HE HERE? I CAN'T, I CAN'T SEE HIM, BUT, UH, I THINK HE IS, BUT I THINK HE'S, UH, AS ONE OF THE ATTENDEES, LIKE GUY WAS EARLIER, OR THEY MAY HAVE JUST PUT, THEY PUT HIM BACK IN.

THERE YOU GO.

HE'S BACK, BUT WE REMEMBER MORE THAN, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? LIKE, NO, I HAVE NO QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

WELL, WE'RE GLAD, YOU'RE GLAD YOU MADE IT.

I'VE BEEN ON THE PHONE, LISTENING TO IT.

I'VE BEEN IN AND OUT OF THE BEEN CHECKED OFF, KICKED BACK.

WONDERFUL.

I'M A MAC USER.

THAT'S AN INTERESTING CHALLENGE WITH WEBEX.

UH, UH, YEAH, I KNOW.

WELL, IT'S JUST VIDEO COME.

EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE.

SO I, I DO HAVE A QUESTION.

SO IS, AND THIS IS ACTUALLY FOR YOU, UH, CHRISTINE AND THAT IS, DOES PART HAVE STANDARDS FOR IF SOMEBODY IS GOING TO DONATE THIS AND THIS, THIS IS WHAT THEY CAN, WE, UM, CAN DO, OR IS IT ON A INDIVIDUAL PIECE BY PIECE BASIS? HOW IS THAT ESTABLISHED? YES.

PART DOES HAVE GUIDELINES.

UM, AND THEN, BUT EACH, OF COURSE, EACH SITE IS SO DIFFERENT.

EACH PROJECT IS ALWAYS SO DIFFERENT.

SO THE GUIDELINES HELP WITH, UM, GIVING, YOU KNOW, PARAMETERS TO THE POTENTIAL RECOGNITION.

UM, BUT THEN THE, THE DESIGN IS USUALLY SITE-SPECIFIC AND THAT GOES THROUGH A REVIEW PROCESS, UH, WITH PAR EVERY, EVERY TIME.

SO IF THERE'S NOT SOMETHING THAT PART SAYS, IF YOU DONATE THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY, THEN YOU ARE GOING TO GET RECOGNITION OR YOU'RE, YOU'RE NOT GONNA, IF YOU DONATE LESS THAN THAT, YOU'LL YOU WON'T GET RECOGNITION.

SO BOARD CHAIR, THIS IS THE, THIS IS KIMBERLY MCNEALY.

SO THIS IS NOT, UM, THIS IS THE PEACE PARK CONSERVANCY PROCEED, RIGHT? SO THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AT THIS TIME, WE WORK DIRECTLY WITH THE PEACE PARK CONSERVANCY OR ANY OTHER PARTNER THAT MIGHT HAVE A DONATION OPPORTUNITY TO DETERMINE WHAT THE VALUE IS FOR THAT PARTICULAR ENTITY AND FOR THAT PARTICULAR ORGANIZATION.

SO WE, YOU MIGHT BE AWARE, AND I THINK THAT YOU ALL KNOW THAT THERE WAS A, A RESOLUTION THAT WAS PASSED AND, AND CHRISTINE AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH EACH OF THE PARAMETERS OF THE AGREEMENT WITH RECOGNITION.

AND SO THOSE ARE, THOSE ARE TENTATIVELY SET.

AND SO, AS CHRISTINE WAS SAYING, WE'RE FOLLOWING THOSE TENTATIVE GUIDELINES THAT ARE SET, BUT EACH INDIVIDUAL ENTITY IS MAKING THOSE INDIVIDUAL DECISIONS BASED UPON THE VALUE THAT THEY BELIEVE IS APPROPRIATE FOR THAT PARTICULAR AMENITY.

RIGHT.

AND I KNOW I AM A W I MEAN, I KNOW THAT WE, THE Y'ALL ARE WORKING ON THAT.

I JUST WONDERED IF THERE WAS ANYTHING THAT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AT THIS POINT.

AND I KNOW THAT THIS IS THE PEACE PARK CONSERVANCY, AND I APPRECIATE ALL THEY DO, BUT IT IS ALSO, YOU KNOW, THE LAND BELONGS TO THE TAXPAYERS.

SO WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE MAKE SURE EVERYBODY'S HAPPY WITH ALL OF THAT AS WELL.

THAT'S PRETTY IMPORTANT.

SO, OKAY.

THAT'S UM, THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

SO, UM, AND DID YOU, THE ONE THING THAT YOU TALK ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE, THE RECOGNITIONS, THE PLOT, IS IT ANY TIME IT IS GOING TO BE PLAQUES? THEY, THEY ACTUALLY, UM, PRIOR TO, UH, DESIGN AND FABRICATION, THEY WILL PROVIDE THAT TO THE DIRECTOR FOR FINAL APPROVAL.

SO, UM, THE, SO PART HAS SEEN, UH, OTHER DEDICATIONS, BUT NOT THESE PARTICULAR, THEY'RE WAITING FOR THIS, UH, THIS MOVEMENT, THIS ACTION, AND THEN THEY WILL DO THE DESIGN AND, UH, PROVIDED TO HARDEN TO REVIEW PRIOR TO FABRICATION.

OKAY.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THANK YOU TOO.

AND I KNOW, I KNOW, UM, I BELIEVE BOARD MEMBER DIPLOMA, DID YOU WANT TO MOVE ON THIS? HELLO? NO, IT'S OKAY.

SO I I'M, I'M HAPPY TO OFFER THE MOTION OR I'M HAPPY TO OFFER A SECOND.

UM, BOARD MEMBER ACTUALLY SAID VACILLATING A LITTLE BIT, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON THE PLAQUE.

IT SEEMS LIKE THAT'S KIND OF PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE.

AND THAT'S WHEN WE HAD ASKED THAT QUESTION.

SO YEAH, IT SHOULD BE IN THOSE SAME PLAQUE THAT WAS OVER AT THE KINGSBURY COTTAGE.

THAT'S

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WHAT I HAD HEARD.

WE'RE GETTING THE CONSISTENCY.

AND THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS BROUGHT TO US AND WE'VE ACCEPTED IN THE PAST.

UM, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS, WHAT I AM VERY HAPPY ABOUT WITH TAKING SPARK CONSERVANCY, THEY'RE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE OVERALL FEEL OF THE PARK.

AND THEY'RE DOING THESE THINGS FOR A CAPITAL INVESTMENT INTO THE PARK AND NOT TO, NOT TO HAVE THAT OVERSHADOWED BY ANY MASSIVE SORT OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PLAQUE.

AND SO I TRUST, UH, THE PARKS DIRECTOR, YOU KNOW, TO MAKING SURE THAT, YOU KNOW, SHE SHARES THAT VISION AND, AND SAME WITH CHRISTINE AND THAT WE'RE GONNA, WE'RE GONNA FOLLOW