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[Call to Order]

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TODAY IS THURSDAY, UH, OCTOBER 29TH.

UM, THIS IS THE, UH, AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

WE'RE HAVING THIS MEETING.

OKAY.

[Consent Agenda (Part 1 of 2)]

READ THROUGH SOME CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS TODAY.

ITEM NUMBER 10 IS POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 12TH, 2020.

ITEM NUMBER FOUR, THE THREE IS WITHDRAWN.

UM, HAVE ANY PULLED ITEMS YET, BUT WE'LL COME BACK TO THAT IN A SECOND.

CAUSE I KNOW THAT WE'LL, WE HAVE LATE BACKUP IN ITEMS 10 20, 25, 26, 34, 40 AND 44.

UH, ARE THERE ANY ITEMS TO, UH, PULL OFF OF THE CONSENT AGENDA? ANY ITEMS DEPAUL? I THINK THAT, UH, UM, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR STAFF ON ITEM NUMBER SEVEN.

UH, THEY COULD BE QUICK, UH, BUT I'LL PULL THAT SO THAT, UH, THEY HAVE TIME TO BE ABLE TO GET HERE.

UH, THAT'S THE DARDY ART CENTER, ANY OTHER ITEMS TO PULL OTHER THAN THAT ONE COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON IS NOT WITH US HERE.

UH, I KNOW THAT SHE'S RAISED QUESTIONS WITH RESPECT TO ITEM NUMBER 20.

UH, I'M NOT COMFORTABLE HAVING THAT MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT HER BEING HERE AND THERE ON UNHELPFUL ON 20 MYSELF JOHN'S MEMBER FLANIGAN, POOL'S ITEM NUMBER 20.

UM, YEAH, SOME OF OUR HOPPER MADISON HAVE A, UM, UH, A, WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS CALLED? EXPLOSION OF THE POWER THING IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO POWER'S OUT AND SHE'S GETTING TO A PLACE WHERE, UH, SHE CAN HAVE HER FAMILY SETTLE AND STILL PARTICIPATE WITH US IN THE, UH, IN THE MEETING, SHE SAID SHE'S ABOUT TO BE ABOUT 45 MINUTES LATE.

UM, AND THEN SHE'LL, THEN SHE'LL JOIN US.

SO WE HAVE ITEM SEVEN AND ITEM 20 BEING PULLED THE CONSENT AGENDA.

TODAY'S ITEMS ONE THROUGH 27 AND ALSO 41 THROUGH 43.

UM, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA? MAYOR PRO TEM MAKES THE MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND COUNCIL MEMBER COSAR SECONDS? UH,

[Public Comments (Part 1 of 3)]

WE HAVE, UH, UH, SOME FOLKS TO SPEAK, UH, THIS MORNING.

UH, SO BEFORE WE TAKE A VOTE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AND MOVE FORWARD, LET'S HEAR FROM THE SPEAKERS, UM, LEARNER JEANETTE, HOW ARE WE DOING ON SPEAKERS? WE READY THROUGH THAT? YES, MA'AM WE'RE READY.

THE FIRST SPEAKER IS TOM WALD.

HI, THIS IS TOM WALD WITH THE REDLINE PARKWAY INITIATIVE, SPEAKING ON ITEM 31 AND ALSO NOTE THAT IT RELATES TO THE ITEM AND THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING THAT'S HAPPENING TODAY AS WELL.

THIS IS REGARDING THE AUSTIN ENERGY SITE AT 24 12 KRAMER LANE.

AND THE CHANGE IN, UM, THE ARE BASICALLY A PLAN AMENDMENT TO NORTH BURNETT GATEWAY REGULATING PLAN OR TO, UH, POSSIBLY REZONE A PORTION.

AND I WANTED TO GIVE SOME BACKGROUND, UH, RED LINE PARKWAY INITIATIVE, UM, IS FOCUSED ON, UM, THE RED LINE TRAIL ON THIS PARTICULAR PARCEL.

UM, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S A GOOD ALIGNMENT AND CITY STAFF, URBAN TRAILS HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH AUSTIN ENERGY FOR SOME MONTHS NOW, BUT, UM, REACHED AN IMPASSE.

UM, WE, UH, ARE LOOKING FOR AN ALIGNMENT GROUP THAT GOES ALONG THE RED LINE ITSELF, UM, AND IS NOT CIRCUITOUS.

UM, AND, UH, OUR UNDERSTANDING IS THAT, UH, ADDING A SUBSTATION HERE COULD, UH, THAT THAT'S OUTSIDE OF THE AUSTIN ENERGY AS A CONCERN AND CREATING A DIRECT ROUTE FOR THE RED LINE TRAIL.

AND SO, UM, AS A RESULT, UM, WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE REDLINE TRAIL IS GIVEN A GOOD ALIGNMENT.

WE BELIEVE IT CAN BE DONE SAFELY.

UM, GIVEN THE, UM, ANY, YOU KNOW, REGULATIONS AND CONCERNS.

UM, WE ARE NOT

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OPPOSED TO THE SUBSTATION ITSELF AND DEFINITELY THINK THAT THAT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE AREA.

UH, WE DID MEET WITH AUSTIN ENERGY LAST WEEK AND HAD SOME GOOD BREAKTHROUGHS, BUT WE HAVEN'T YET RECEIVED A GOOD AGREEMENT ON THAT.

UM, I WILL NOTE THAT TINY COMMISSION, UH, SAW THIS ITEM ON TUESDAY AND, UH, FOR ITEM 31, UM, THEY, THEIR RECOMMEND HER FOR THEIR SUB THE SUBJECT.

THEY RECOMMENDED THAT THERE BE A, UH, THE USES FOR A SUBSTATION BE GRANTED AS A CONDITIONAL USE.

AND THAT, THAT WOULD ALLOW THE A, THAT WOULD REQUIRE THE SITE PLAN TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION AGAIN, AND THEREBY WE WOULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SURE THAT AUSTIN ENERGY HAS DONE ALL THEY CAN TO, UM, ALLOW, UH, TRAIL ALIGNMENT ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE PROPERTY.

UM, SO THE, THE OTHER OPTION FOR THE REZONING WOULD ALSO PROVIDE SOME OPTIONS THAT WOULD SAFEGUARD THE ABILITY FOR PEOPLE TO BIKE AND WALK, UH, DIRECTLY TO DESTINATIONS AND TO ACCESS THE NEW BROADMORE TRAIN STATION THAT IS CLIENT FOR THE AREA.

UM, AND AGAIN, UH, THIS IS FOR A 32 MILE CORRIDOR WOULD BE THE ONLY CONTINUOUS NORTH SOUTH URBAN TRAIL FROM DOWNTOWN UP TO THE URBAN METRO EDGE IN THE NORTH.

AND, UM, THIS, THE, THE PROPOSED ALTERNATE ALIGNMENT WOULD ADD ABOUT 80% OF LENGTH TO THE TRAIL AND IT WOULD CREATE MORE CAR CONFLICTS WITH, UH, WITH BUSY DRIVEWAY.

SO THAT'S OUR CONCERN.

UM, SO AGAIN, THANKS VERY MUCH.

REMAINDER OF MY TIME.

OKAY.

MAD THAT, UM, WE ONLY HAD TWO SPEAKERS AND ONLY ONE CALLED IN TIBET CONCLUDES SPEAKERS.

OKAY.

UM,

[Consent Agenda (Part 2 of 2)]

HI COLLEAGUES, WE HAVE A MOTION IN FRONT OF US TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEMS ONE THROUGH 27 AND 41 TO 43.

UM, NOTING THAT, UH, SEVEN AND 20 HAVE BEEN, UH, UH, POLL, UH, 10 WAS, UH, UH, POSTPONED AND 43 WAS WITHDRAWN.

UH, IT'S BEEN MOVED IN SECOND, THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE CONSENT AGENDA, A MAYOR PRO TEM, WHERE YOU, YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING, SORRY, I MAY HAVE GOTTEN ITEM NUMBERS, UM, CONFUSED, BUT THE CAMP CASE THAT I UNDERSTAND WILL BE WITHDRAWN, THAT WE WILL PUT, THAT COMES UP AT TWO.

IS THAT RIGHT? YES.

43 HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN, UH, THAT IS NOT THE CAMP CHASE, THE CAMP CASES.

I HAVE NUMBER 40 AND IT WILL BE BROUGHT UP.

IT'S NOT BEING CONSIDERED TODAY.

UM, BUT ALSO IN, IN CASES WILL BE BROUGHT UP THIS AFTERNOON.

UM, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER AND THEN COUNCIL MEMBER COSAR.

THANK YOU.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE ITEM NINE, UM, WHICH IS A SERVICE AGREEMENT, UM, PORTION OF MAKE IT NOW, WHICH IS A COLLABORATION OF A WORKFORCE FOR A WORKFORCE INVESTMENT, UM, BETWEEN TRAVIS COUNTY, UM, THE CITY AND WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS.

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT THAT'S GONNA INVOLVE RAPID RETRAINING AND RE-EMPLOYMENT.

UM, AND I'M GLAD THAT WE WERE ABLE TO INCLUDE THIS INITIAL PORTION IN THE BUDGET.

AND JUST AS WE ARE THINKING ABOUT OUR NEXT STEPS FOR ANY FUTURE FEDERAL OR STATE AID THAT COMES TO US, UM, I JUST WANT TO PUT A FLAG IN IT THAT THESE WORKFORCE, UM, INVESTMENTS ARE REALLY IMPORTANT FOR OUR RECOVERY OVER THE LONGTERM.

AND I'M GLAD THAT WE'RE ABLE TO TAKE THIS INITIAL STEP, BUT WE WILL NEED MORE FUNDING TO MAKE THIS WHOLE PROCESS AS FULL AS IT CAN BE AND HELP PEOPLE GET BACK TO WORK.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

.

I JUST WANT TO THANK THE COUNCIL FOR MOVING FORWARD ON ITEM 27 AND FOR THE LAW DEPARTMENTS, UH, CONTINUED WORK TRYING TO, UM, UH, WHEN THIS, UH, LEGAL FIGHTS SO THAT OUR ANTI-DISCRIMINATION RULES AND HOUSING, UM, CAN STAND UPRIGHT BEFORE WE HAD ONE COUNCIL WAS SEATED.

UH, I KNOW THAT MAYOR PRO TEM COLE AND CIOBO AND MANY OTHERS, UH, WORK TO PASS THE NG DISCRIMINATION RULES, UM, TO PROTECT PEOPLE THAT WERE TRYING TO PAY FOR THEIR HOUSING WITH THE VOUCHER.

UH, IT, I KNOW WE HAVE MANY PEOPLE MANAGING OR SEVERAL PEOPLE IN MY OWN DISTRICT MANAGING, UM, UH, APARTMENTS AND HOMES WHO WERE PREPARED TO IMPLEMENT THEM AND, AND, UH, AND ANY DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SOMEBODY TRYING TO GET HOUSING USING A VOUCHER.

AND, UH, AND UNFORTUNATELY THAT WAS, UH, THAT THE LEGISLATURE ESSENTIALLY LEGALIZED THAT DISCRIMINATION BY PASSING A LAW, SAYING THAT YOU CAN ESSENTIALLY CAN DISCRIMINATE BASED ON SOURCE OF INCOME.

SO I APPRECIATE

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OUR LAW DEPARTMENT CONTINUING THAT WORK, MOVING THEM UP, UH, THROUGH THE COURTS AND, UH, AND A LOT OF HOMES AND HELPS, UM, YOU KNOW, HELP US IN CONNOTATION TO GET THIS GOING.

SO THANK YOU CITY ATTORNEY, AND TO THE COUNCIL FOR OUR CONTINUED WORK HERE, IT IS RELEVANT TO OUR WORK TO END HOMELESSNESS.

UH, UH, HOUSING VOUCHERS ARE A CRITICAL WAY FOR US TO GET PEOPLE QUICKLY INTO HOUSING THAT ARE LIVING ON THE STREETS.

UH, AND THEN ALSO LOW INCOME THERE'S EVERYDAY WORKING CLASS, LOW INCOME PEOPLE.

AND SO, UH, I URGE AND WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH LANDLORDS TO VOLUNTARILY, UH, NOT DISCRIMINATE, BUT I JUST FEEL LIKE WITH OUR CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS, IT JUST MAKES SENSE FOR DISCRIMINATION TO NOT BE OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, I NOTE THAT, UH, ITEM NUMBER 10, THIS IS THE THREE 80 PROGRAM, UH, BEING POSTPONED TILL NOVEMBER 12TH, UH, AT THIS POINT I'M OUT THAT WEEK.

SO I HOPE THAT THE STAFF CAN JEN GET WITH ME AND MY OFFICE AND THE REST OF THE COUNCIL PRIOR TO THEM.

UH, SO THAT IF I HAVE ANY THOUGHTS OR CONCERNS OR RESERVATIONS OR SUGGESTIONS, OR, OR THE LIKE, UM, HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO, TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT, I THINK, UH, AS WE'RE FOCUSING IN THAT RESOLUTION, UH, THAT WE'VE PASSED NOW TWICE WITH RESPECT TO HELPING THOSE ICONIC PLACES THAT WERE IN DANGER OF LOSING, AND IF THEY DISAPPEAR, UH, WILL BE REPLACED, CAN'T BE REPLACED, UM, THAT WE LOOK AT THE THREE 80 IS A REALLY IMPORTANT TOOL TO BE ABLE TO, TO HELP, UH, SEPARATE.

AND APART FROM THAT PRIOR DIRECTION, WITH PERSPECTIVE THREE 80, I THINK WE SHOULD CONSIDER KIND OF IN A DIFFERENT CONTEXT AND EXPANDED THREE 80, UH, TO HELP THINGS LIKE RESTAURANTS.

GENERALLY.

I DON'T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THAT OR WHAT THE COST OF THAT WOULD BE, UH, BUT, UH, AND HOPEFULLY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO COME IN TO HELP WITH THAT LARGER GROUP OF FOLKS.

UH, BUT I THINK WE SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT THE THINGS THAT WE CAN BE DOING FOR THAT LARGER GROUP OURSELVES, UH, THAT MIGHT INCLUDE, UH, UH, AN ADDITIONAL SEPARATE APPLICATION OF A THREE 80, UH, MIGHT INCLUDE MAKING IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE TABLES OUTSIDE MIGHT INCLUDE, UM, UH, ANYTHING ELSE WE CAN IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO, TO HELP THAT UNIVERSITY AS WELL.

AND I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW THAT THAT WOULD NECESSARILY BE PART OF WHAT'S COMING BACK ON THE 12TH, BUT, UH, I THINK WE NEED TO BE DOING THAT.

AWESOME.

UM, ANYTHING ELSE, UH, THAT WE NEED TO, UH, UH, CONVERSATION THEN LET'S TAKE A, VOTE THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND, UH, THOSE OPPOSED, UH, TO UNANIMOUS ON THE DIOCESE WITH COUNCIL MEMBER, CARPER, MADISON, NOT, UH, NOT WITH US, UH, COLLEAGUES, UH, NOW, UH, ITEMS THAT WE CAN CONSIDER, UH, IS, UH, STAFF HERE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE DARDY ARTS CENTER THEY ARE, AND WE'LL JUST WAIT A MINUTE, BUT I'LL GET YOU TO MOVE ON.

OKAY.

THAT'D BE GOOD.

JUST TO ASK A FEW QUESTIONS, UM, ITEM NUMBER 20, WE'RE GOING TO HOLD, UH, UNTIL THE COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON IS, UH, IS, UH, IS WITH US, UM, THAT, UH, WOULD ENABLE US, I THINK, TO, UH, UH, CONSIDER THIS 0.3.

I THINK WE COULD CONSIDER, UH, PUBLIC HEARINGS, UH, ITEMS AND THE AUDIT AND FINANCE, UH, ITEMS. SO ITEM

[Items 28 & 29]

NUMBER 28, UH, AND, UH, ITEM NUMBER 29 ARE TWO RESOLUTIONS THAT COME TO US FROM THE AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE.

UM, CATHERINE WERE ALTERED.

DO YOU WANT TO LAY THOSE OUT? OKAY, SURE.

UH, JUST GIVE ME ONE, UM, 28 WAS THE JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE BYLAWS, AND A 29 WAS THE ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE AUTHOR.

SURE.

SO, UM, 28, UM, ALIGNS THE BYLAWS FOR THE JOINT INCLUSION COMMITTEE WITH ACTIONS THAT WE TOOK BEFORE TO CHANGE THE COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE AND TO CLARIFY ITS PURPOSE PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD.

UM, AND THEN ITEM 29, UM, ADDRESSES CONCERNS THAT THE CITY AUDITOR, UM, OFFICE HAD, UH, WITH RESPECT TO, UM, ISSUES RELATED TO, UM, THEIR INVESTIGATIVE AUTHORITY, FEDERAL AUTHORITY, UM, DUE TO SOME CHANGES THAT WERE MADE, UM, IN THE LAST TWO YEARS WHERE WE'VE DISCOVERED THAT WAS, UM, THERE WERE SITUATIONS WHERE THE AUDITOR WAS HAVING TO SPEND SIGNIFICANT TIME ON, UM, DEMEANOR MISUSE SITUATIONS,

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WHICH COULD BE BETTER HANDLED BY THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE.

AND SO, UM, THIS JUST SETS UP, UM, THE PROCESS SO THAT THOSE DIMINIMOUS USE CASES, UM, CAN BE, UM, DEALT WITH BY THE CITY MANAGER RATHER THAN THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE.

UH, WE RECENTLY HAD FOUR MISUSE REPORTS THAT WERE SMALL AND SCALE, AND THOSE COULD HAVE BEEN REFERRED, UM, HAD THIS, UM, PROPOSED CHANGE, BUT PUT IN PLACE, WE WOULD HAVE HAD A BETTER USE OF OUR AUDITOR RESOURCES.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

IS THERE A SECOND TO THE ITEMS COMING FROM, UH, THE AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL SECONDS, AND I, AND I JUST HAD TWO ITEMS AND I HAD ONE THING TO, TO ADD, UH, TO THE SECOND ONE, UM, ITEM 29, I BELIEVE IN, AND MAYBE COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER CAN CONFIRM THAT ASKED ME HAS ALSO REVIEWED THESE CHANGES AND ALSO IS SUPPORTING, UM, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THEY ASKED ME, HAS THIS CHANGE AND SUPPORTS IT.

AND THAT, THAT IS, UM, REFERENCED IN SOME OF THE BACKUP THAT WE HAVE AND, UM, THE, THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE ALSO SUPPORTS IT.

OKAY.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THESE TWO ITEMS, UH, ITEMS, UM, 28 AND 29 HAVE BEEN MOVED.

THEY'VE BEEN SECONDED.

LET'S TAKE A VOTE THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THOSE OPPOSED NATIXIS ON THE DICE AGAIN WITH COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON, UH, NOT WITH US, MR. RENTER, REAL SOFT FOOT OFF THE SCREEN, AND PO IS ALSO NOT WITH US.

SO TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT ON THE BOAT ON THOSE TWO ITEMS. UH, KIMBERLY, I THINK I SAW YOU POP IN AS MCNEELY.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

[7. Authorize negotiation and execution of a construction manager at risk agreement with Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, LLC for preconstruction and construction services for the Dougherty Arts Center Facility Replacement project in an amount not to exceed $20,000,000. [Note: This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9A (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) by meeting the goals 12.07% MBE and 5.62% WBE participation.] Strategic Outcome(s): Culture and Lifelong Learning District(s): District 5]

I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS WITH RESPECT TO ITEM NUMBER SEVEN, BEFORE WE TAKE A VOTE ON IT.

THIS IS THE DOOR TO THE ART CENTER.

UM, WHEN THIS CAME BEFORE US, BEFORE WE HAD, UM, UH, THE COUNCIL ADDED A ANONYMOUSLY AND AMENDMENT, WHICH SPOKE TO A COUPLE OF OTHER ISSUES THAT RELATED TO EXPANDING PERHAPS THE, THE BUYING POWER OF THE BOND PROGRAMS THAT WE HAD.

AND AS WE GO FORWARD, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE SIMILAR TO, TO THAT AMENDMENT THAT WAS RAISED, UH, UH, BEFORE THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING THAT.

WE ARE IN FACT DOING THOSE THINGS, UH, AND SPECIFICALLY THE DOHERTY ART CENTER.

AS I UNDERSTAND IT HAS FUNDING FOR BOTH THE 2012 BOND AND THE 2018 BOND FOR A TOTAL OF LIKE $27 MILLION NOW, 20,000,001 $7 MILLION IN THE EARLIER ONE.

UH, THAT'S GOING TO ENABLE US TO, UH, BUILD A NEW DOOR TO SIGNER AT THE PROPOSED, UH, LOCATION, AS WELL AS TEAR DOWN THE BUILDING AND REMEDIATE THAT SITE ON THAT WORD CURRENTLY EXISTS.

AND WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CITY WAS, UM, UM, REACHING OUT TO PHILANTHROPISTS, UH, THE PEOPLE LIKE THE, THE FRIENDS OF THE DOHERTY ART CENTER AND THE COMMUNITY TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT THERE WOULD BE ADDITIONAL FUNDING THAT COULD BE OBTAINED PHILANTHROPICALLY SO THAT WE WOULDN'T BE JUST LIMITED TO A PROJECT THAT FIT WITHIN THE, THE, THE BOND FUNDING THAT WE, THAT WE HAD IN CASE THERE WERE ADDITIONAL THINGS THAT COULD HAPPEN ALSO EXPLORING OPTIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE PARKING GARAGE.

UM, MAYBE THERE ARE WAYS FOR US TO DO A PARKING GARAGE THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR, UH, BY TAKING A LOOK AT, UH, UH, SHARED PARKING WITH NEIGHBORS AND PROPERTY OWNERS, PARKING ENTERPRISE, OR REVENUE BASED FINANCING, UM, INCLUDING UNDERGROUND PARKING, ALSO TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE AREA, AGAIN, WITH AN EYE TO ENABLING US TO USE MORE OF THE BOND FUNDING FOR THE SPACES, UM, IN BUILDINGS THAT CAN BE, UH, CAN BE, UH, UH, POSSIBLY PROGRAM.

AND THEN WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DESIGNS THAT WERE COMING BACK WERE DESIGNS THAT WERE SUSCEPTIBLE OF BEING EXPANDED.

SO IT'S POSSIBLE THAT YOU WOULD COME BACK IN THE SPRING AND SAY, HEY, WE HAD A $5 MILLION GIFT.

AND NOW WE PLAN TO BUILDING THAT ALSO INCORPORATES HIS $5 MILLION GIFT.

UH, SO IT'S, IT'S A, IT'S A, WE CAN, WE CAN DO MORE IN THAT SPACE, UH, BUT THE DESIGNS WOULD ALSO COME BACK AND, UH, ALLOW FOR THE FUTURE EXPANSION OF THE CREATIVE SPACE FACILITY.

UM, SO THAT, THAT OPTION WOULD EXIST INTO THE FUTURE.

AND I GUESS MY QUESTION IS, ARE YOU ALREADY DOING THESE THINGS OR ARE THESE THINGS THAT, THAT, THAT YOU WILL BE DOING AS WE HEAD INTO THE SPRING IF WE PASS THIS? SO THEY MAKE ME A LEAD DIRECTOR FOR THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

THE ANSWER, THE SIMPLE ANSWER IS YES, THERE ARE DOING THOSE THINGS.

I BELIEVE THAT IN READING THE MOTION SHEET, IT PROVIDES A DISTINCT CLARITY AND EXPECTATIONS, UH, THAT WILL

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ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO ENSURE THAT WHAT WE BRING BACK FOR CONSIDERATION, UH, WILL, WILL MEET THE EXPECTATIONS THAT THE COUNCIL HAS LAID OUT FOR US.

AND SO I SEE THAT AS A, UM, AS ADDITIONAL DIRECTION THAT JUST PROVIDES CLARITY TO THE THINGS THAT WE WERE DOING, UM, JUST TO BE SURE THAT WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE WITH REGARDS TO THE, UH, PHILANTHROPIC ARM.

UM, THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT IS, IS NOT AS FAR A LONG, UH, WITH REGARDS TO IDENTIFYING PHILANTHROPIC OPPORTUNITIES OTHER THAN, UM, ONE PARTICULAR ENTITY.

SO, UM, GIVING US THIS DIRECTION ALLOWS US TO HAVE SOME MORE CONCENTRATED EFFORTS IN THAT AREA.

OKAY.

SO WHAT, UM, UH, UH, UH, DIRECTOR MCNEELY IS REFERRING IS, UM, UH, WE HAD WRITTEN THIS UP BY WAY OF DIRECTION THAT I'D LIKE TO, TO READ, UH, TO YOU, AND THEN WE'LL GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO BE ABLE TO, YEAH, MAYOR, I HAVE QUESTIONS TOO.

I SAID, I'M NOT, I'M JUST GONNA READ THIS AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO COMMENT ON, AND IF YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS, YOU CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT TOO.

I DIDN'T MEAN TO, IF I MAKE IT BY WAY OF QUESTIONS NOW, PLEASE LET ME READ IT FIRST SO THAT PEOPLE CAN SEE WHAT IT WAS THAT WE WERE DOING.

YES, BUT MY QUESTION IS, WELL, ANYWAY, GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UM, I WOULD PROPOSE THE FOLLOWING DIRECTION, AND THIS IS WHAT A DIRECT MCNELLIE'S REACTING TO THAT THE CITY MANAGER WAS DIRECTED AS PART OF THE CITY'S DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGNS FOR THE DARDY ARTS CENTER.

ONE TO PRECLUDE FUTURE PHASES THAT OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPANDED CREATIVE SPACE FACILITIES AND ALL DESIGN ALTERNATIVES TO INCLUDE ALTERNATIVES, TO PARKS, BOND FUNDING FOR PARKING FACILITIES, BY EXPLORING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING SHARED PARKING WITH NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS, PARKING ENTERPRISE, OR REVENUE BASED FINANCING, INCLUDING UNDERGROUND PARKING, TRANSPORTATION, DEMAND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE AREA.

AND THEN NUMBER THREE, ACTIVELY ENGAGED STAKEHOLDERS WHO'VE EXPRESSED, OR MAY HAVE A PHILANTHROPIC INTEREST IN THIS PROJECT AND PROVIDE A FRAMEWORK FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE NEW CENTER.

UM, AND, AND WITH THAT LANGUAGE, THE, THE INTENT WOULD BE TO, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE MAXIMIZING THE FUNDING THAT WE HAVE, AS WELL AS INCORPORATING INTO THE DESIGNS, ANY PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT THAT WE WOULD, WE WOULD BE GETTING.

AND THAT WAS THE LANGUAGE JUST TO MAKE THE IDEA THAT YOU WERE REACTING TO.

OKAY.

AND DID YOU WANT TO COMMENT OR ASK QUESTIONS? YEAH, I HAVE SEVERAL QUESTIONS.

SORRY ABOUT THE LAST CLAUSE, UH, DIRECTOR MCNEILLY THAT SAYS AND PROVIDE A FRAMEWORK FOR CONTRIBUTING TO EITHER THE NEW CENTER OR THE PARKLAND REPLACEMENT OF THE CURRENT SITE.

SO MY QUESTION, MY QUESTION IS FOR DIRECTOR MCNAIR, THAT'S NOT WHAT I READ.

OKAY.

SO IN RESPONSE TO YOUR CONCERN EARLIER, TOOK OUT THE WORD EITHER AND ALSO TOOK OUT OR THE PARKLAND REPLACEMENT OF THE CURRENT SITE.

SO JUST READS INTEREST IN THIS PROJECT TO PROVIDE A FRAMEWORK FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THIS.

OKAY.

SO LET ME ASK MY QUESTIONS AND PROVIDE A FRAMEWORK FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE NEW TERM.

SO I JUST WANT TO CONFIRM DIRECTOR MCNEELY THAT, THAT LAST CLAUSE AS CHANGED IS NOT.

UM, DO YOU READ THAT AS DOING ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY THAN YOU'RE ALREADY PURSUING? I DO NOT READ IT AS ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY THAN AS TO UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF SUING, UM, ALTERNATIVE FUNDING OPTIONS, YOU NOT INCLUSIVE AND NOT LIMITED TO A PHILANTHROPIC ARM AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES.

AND SO THERE WAS THOSE AS ADDITIONAL DIRECTION THAT IS PROVIDING SOME CLARITY AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT, UM, THAT I'M UNDERSTANDING TO BE, UM, HELPFUL TO, UM, EXPAND ALREADY EXISTING STAFF TO BUILD UPON, TO PERHAPS MEET MORE OF THE NEEDS OF THE TEAM.

UH, THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT I'D LIKE TO CLARIFY.

SO FIRST THING IS THAT, UH, AND I WANT TO CLARIFY THIS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THIS IS, I DON'T WANT THE, THE CONSTITUENTS IN THE AREA TO THINK THAT WE ARE, THEY HAVEN'T HAD THE CHANCE TO, TO SEE THIS, AND I HAVEN'T HAD THE CHANCE TO TELL HIM ABOUT IT.

SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S NOT ANYTHING DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT PREVIOUSLY AND THE LANGUAGE WE BROUGHT TO YOU PREVIOUSLY.

SO, UM, SO THAT'S WHY I WANT TO CONFIRM WITH YOU DIRECTOR RE THAT THIS IS NOT CHANGING THE DIRECTION THAT YOU'RE ON OR EXPANDING IT.

AND SO COULD YOU JUST CONFIRM THAT FOR ME? YES.

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MA'AM I SEE IT AS FURTHER CLARIFICATION.

OKAY.

UM, AND THEN I ALSO, THE USE OF THE WORD EXPANDED IS SOMETHING THAT YOU AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT, DIRECTOR MCNEELY, AS WELL AS YOU HAVE TALKED TO THE NEIGHBORS LIVING IN THAT AREA, THE IDEA IS TO FREE UP AS MUCH GREEN SPACE AS POSSIBLE AROUND THERE.

AND SO THIS DIRECTION IS NOT INTENDED TO, UM, TO USE UP THE PARK SPACE WITH MORE BUILDINGS.

AND THAT'S THE, WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT THIS DIRECTION BEFORE, THAT'S WHAT WE CLARIFIED.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT'S, THAT EVEN THOUGH THIS USES THE TERM EXPANDED, WE'RE NOT CHANGING THE INTENT AND WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT USING UP MORE GREEN SPACE.

AND THAT THE INTENT IS TO USE AS MUCH FREE UP AS MUCH GREEN SPACE WHILE STILL, UM, UH, BUILDING OUT THE WHILE, STILL PROVIDING SPACE FOR THE DECK THERE.

SO AM I UNDERSTOOD THAT CORRECTLY? I'VE JUST MADE A NOTE AS TO THAT PATIENT, AND YES, WE CAN, YOU KNOW, THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND TO DOESN'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO BE TAKING UP MORE PARK SPACE.

THEY CAN BE IN A VERTICAL, IN A VERTICAL WAY.

SO YES, I UNDERSTAND THAT DIRECTION.

OKAY.

AND THEN MY LAST QUESTION IS I WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS WITH YOU AND WE APPRECIATE THE ABILITY TO WORK WITH YOU ON IT.

SO CAN YOU JUST, UH, WHERE ARE MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT YOU'RE WORKING ON A NUMBER OF SCENARIOS AND YOU'LL BE WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY ON THOSE SCENARIOS AND THAT, THAT WILL BE BROUGHT THE DUKES ANTICIPATE IN THE SPRING SOMETIME THAT THOSE SCENARIOS WILL BE READY TO BRIEF BRIEF THE COUNCIL ON AND BRING BACK AND HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT IS THAT DID SAY THAT RIGHT ABOUT THE PATH THAT YOU ALL ARE ON.

YES, MA'AM.

WE WOULD, WE WOULD WANT TO BRING FORWARD.

YOU YOU'VE ASKED US FOR THREE PRETTY DISTINCT DIFFERENT THINGS.

WE'D LIKE TO BRING FORWARD A RECOMMENDATION FOR A DESIGN WITH THESE IN CLASS, BUT MAKE SURE THAT THE COUNCIL, UH, ALL OF THE SCHEMATIC DRAWINGS SO THAT THERE COULD BE A COMPREHENSIVE DECISION MADE AND YES, THE SPRING IS OUR INTENTION OR GOAL.

OKAY.

AND THEN FINALLY, UM, I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS AND I APPRECIATE IT.

UM, SO JUST WANT TO CLARIFY WITH FOLKS, UH, ON THE, THE SHARED PARKING, THE CONCEPT THERE WAS TO DO, TO DO WHAT WAS POSSIBLE IN TERMS OF NOT USING UP SPACE FOR, YOU KNOW, FOR PARKING GARAGE.

UM, AND, UM, AND ALSO JUST TO BEAR IN MIND THE CONCERNS THAT, THAT EXIST FOR TRAFFIC ON TO ME AND CONSIDER, UM, ALTERNATIVES TO THAT.

SO I KNOW YOU ALL HAVE BUILT THAT INTO YOUR PROCESS, UM, AND THAT'S BEEN A MAJOR CONCERN FOR THE NEIGHBORS LIVING AROUND THERE.

AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT JUST WANT TO CONFIRM WITH YOU THAT, THAT, THAT IS PART OF WHAT YOU ALL ARE CONSIDERING.

YES, MA'AM AND THAT WAS PART OF THE ORIGINAL DIRECTION.

SO IT'S DIFFERENT THAN THE ORIGINAL DIRECTION.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ANY OBJECTION TO THE, UM, YES.

CASPAR ALTAR, SOME OF YOUR, I'M NOT SURE THAT I'VE SEEN THAT AT LEAST REREAD IT, UM, SO THAT WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE VOTING ON.

YES.

UH, AND, UH, WHAT IT SAYS IS MOST OF THE ITEMS SEVEN, I THINK IT'S ACTUALLY ITEM EIGHT, MAYBE ITEM SEVEN, ITEM SEVEN, BUT THE FOLLOWING DIRECTION, UH, CONSISTENT WITH THE PRIOR, WITH THE PRIOR DIRECTION.

UH, AND IT MAKES REFERENCE TO THE EARLIER DIRECTION THAT WE HAD GIVEN THE COUNCIL, BUT STAFF UNANIMOUSLY, WHAT THIS SAYS IS THE CITY MANAGER IS DIRECTED AS PART OF THE CITY'S DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGNS FOR THE DARDY ARTS CENTER TO INCLUDE FUTURE PHASES THAT OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPANDED CREATIVE SPACE FACILITIES AND ALL DESIGN ALTERNATIVES TO, TO INCLUDE ALTERNATIVES, TO PARKS, BOND FUNDING FOR PARKING FACILITIES, BY EXPLORING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING SHARED PARKING WITH NEIGHBORHOOD, DEVELOP NEIGHBORING DEVELOPMENTS AND PROPERTY ALBERT'S PARKING ENTERPRISE, OR REVENUE BASED FINANCING, INCLUDING UNDERGROUND PARKING, TRANSPORTATION, DEMAND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE AREA.

AND THEN THE THIRD BULLET POINT IS ACTIVELY ENGAGED STAKEHOLDERS WHO HAVE EXPRESSED, OR MAY HAVE A PHILANTHROPIC INTEREST IN THIS PROJECT AND PROVIDE A FRAMEWORK FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE NEW CENTER.

THOSE THINGS ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE THINGS THAT A VERY SIMILAR KIND OF DIRECTION THAT WE GAVE BACK ON MAY 9TH, UH, WHEN THIS WAS RAISED BEFORE.

UH, AND I THINK THAT THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL STAKEHOLDERS, THE, THE, THE FRIENDS OF THE DIRTY ART CENTER AND OTHERS THAT WOULD LIKE PERHAPS A GREATER OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE, UH, AND, AND HELP ASSIST IN THE PROJECT.

GO AHEAD.

SO I WANTED TO CLARIFY, UM,

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DOES THE LANGUAGE INCLUDE THAT IS PRIOR DIRECTION? IS THAT PART OF THE DIRECTION, OR IS THAT SOMETHING YOU JUST ADDED AS YOU SPOKE? I KNOW IT SAYS APPROVE ITEM SEVEN DIRECTION PRIOR DIRECTION.

OH, ONE NINE OH FIVE OH NINE DASH OH, WHICH WAS THE PRODUCT RESOLUTION.

OKAY.

SO IT'S NOT EXACTLY VERBATIM, BUT YOU SAID AT THE BEGINNING, I JUST WANNA MAKE SURE I UNDERSTAND WHAT PROMOTING ON.

CAUSE IT, WHAT I READ IT IS VERBATIM TO WHAT I READ BEFORE FIRST LINE UP.

IT SAYS WHAT I JUST READ TO YOU.

YES, THAT'S CORRECT.

WHEN I SAID, I EXPLAINED RATHER THAN SAYING TWO OH ONE NINE OH FIVE OH NINE DASH OH EIGHT.

I DESCRIBED WHAT THAT WAS, BUT THE, THE, THE MOTION, TELL ME THAT FIRST SENTENCE, WHAT IT ACTUALLY SAYS, PUSH INTO APPROVE ITEM SEVEN WITH THE FOLLOWING DIRECTION CONSISTENT WITH PRIOR DIRECTION ON TWO OH ONE, NINE OH FIVE OH NINE DASH OH EIGHT.

OKAY.

SO, SO I AM COMFORTABLE, YOU KNOW, WITH ENCOURAGING CONVERSATIONS, UM, WITH PHILANTHROPY AND SEEING IF THERE'S INNOVATIONS THAT MAKE SENSE FOR THE PARKING OR SOME KINDS OF COLLABORATIONS.

I'M A LITTLE BIT UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE CITY TAKING ON DESIGNING WHAT, WITHOUT THE OTHER PARTY HAVING EXPRESSED THAT THEY WANT TO DO IT, OR HAVING AN IDEA OF WHAT THAT IS BECAUSE THE DESIGN COSTS A LOT OF MONEY.

AND I'M JUST, IT SEEMS TO BE PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE.

AND WE ONLY HAVE SO MUCH FUNDING THAT, THAT, AND THAT FUNDING COULD BE USED FOR OTHER PARTS OF THE PROJECT.

UM, SO AGAIN, I'M NOT, I I'M, I'M TOTALLY FINE IF WE HAVE A PARTNER THAT I'M NOT AWARE OF, THAT WANTS TO MOVE FORWARD, THAT WE NEED TO BE, CO-CREATING SOMETHING BETTER.

I'M TOTALLY FINE WITH THAT.

BUT JUST TO PROVIDE DIRECTION THAT THEY HAVE TO COME UP WITH THESE OTHER ALTERNATIVES WITHOUT A VIABLE PARTNER, I WOULD BE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH.

AND AGAIN, I HAVEN'T BEEN PART OF THE CON, I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THAT'S THERE.

UM, BUT I THINK IT'S ONE THING TO BE OPEN TO THE CONVERSATIONS AND THE PARTNERSHIPS, AND TO SEEK THOSE OUT.

IT'S ANOTHER THING TO BE PUTTING MONEY INTO DESIGN OF SOMETHING WITHOUT A CLEAR PARTNER, UM, IN MIND.

AND SO HELP ME UNDERSTAND THE BALANCE THAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, BECAUSE SO MUCH OF SAYING THAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE DESIGN ALTERNATIVES IMPLIES THAT THE CITY IS PAYING FOR THE DESIGN.

THAT COULD BE MORE EXPANSIVE WITHOUT HAVING A PARTNER NECESSARILY IDENTIFIED ON A PROCESS.

MOVING.

I THINK THE ANSWER IS NOT TO HAVE, UH, THE, THE PARKS DEPARTMENT HAVING TO DESIGN FOR STUFF THAT, AND SPENDING SIGNIFICANT SOUNDS TO DESIGN SOMETHING THAT YOU DON'T HAVE THE CAPACITY TO BE ABLE TO DO.

UH, WHAT THE, THE INTENT WAS WAS TO SAY, IF YOU HAVE PEOPLE THERE ONE, BUT IT TALKS ABOUT DESIGN ALTERNATIVES.

IT'S TALKING ABOUT THE DESIGN ALTERNATIVES THAT THE PARKS DEPARTMENT HAS ALREADY SAID, THEY'RE BRINGING BACK.

I THINK THEY SAID THEY WERE GOING TO BRING BACK THREE DIFFERENT ALTERNATIVES.

AND THE GOAL HERE IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER ALTERNATIVES COME BACK ARE ALTERNATIVES, THAT THOSE DESIGNS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED WITH AN EYE TO BEING ABLE TO BE EXPANDED.

I'M NOT SUGGESTING THAT THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE SAME KIND OF DETAIL WITH FUTURE EXPANSIONS THAT THEY DO WITH THE DESIGN FOR WHAT IT IS THAT'S GOING TO BE BUILT NOW.

BUT IT ALSO ALLOWS FOR THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE INITIAL DESIGN MIGHT BE ABLE TO INCLUDE MORE THAN THE $20 MILLION IN THE BOND PACKAGE.

IF THERE'S SOMEONE THAT STEPS FORWARD THAT SAYS, I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOTHER $5 MILLION, YOU KNOW, GO GO, YOU HAVE NOW $25 MILLION TO, TO DESIGN, BUT, BUT CLEARLY IT'S NOT THE INTENT COUNCILOR OF OUR ALTAR TO, TO HAVE THE STAFF DO THE SAME LEVEL OF DESIGN WORK FOR FUTURE PLANS THAT THERE'S NO FUNDING TO DO, BUT YOU CAN DESIGN BUILDINGS THAT ARE CAPABLE OF BEING EXPANDED, AND YOU CAN DESIGN BUILDINGS THAT COULD NOT BE EXPANDED WITHOUT INORDINATE COSTS.

AND THIS IS JUST ASKING FOR WHATEVER'S DESIGNED TO, TO BE ABLE TO BE, UH, SOMETHING THAT, UH, HAS THAT POSSIBILITY BUILT IN.

SO IT'S ABOUT, IT'S ABOUT CREATING THE POSSIBILITY THAT IN THE FUTURE, IT COULD BE EXPANDED, WHICH THE CITY MIGHT WANT TO DO 15 YEARS FROM NOW.

ANYWAY, IT'S NOT SAYING NECESSARILY THAT THAT HAS TO BE, YOU KNOW, ALL MAPPED OUT WITH ALL THE DESIGN AND ALL OF THE OTHER PIECES.

IS THAT YEAH, I THINK, I THINK, I THINK IT, YES, THE ANSWER TO THAT IS YES, BUT IT ALSO INCLUDES IF SOMEONE STEPS FORWARD AND SAYS, I'LL GIVE YOU ANOTHER $5 MILLION, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE LIMITED TO BUILDING A $20 MILLION FACILITY.

YOU CAN DESIGN TO A TWENTY-FIVE MILLION DOLLAR FACILITY.

RIGHT.

AND, AND, AND THAT PART I'M COMFORTABLE.

I HAVE NO

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PROBLEM.

IF WE ACTUALLY HAVE A REAL PERSON OR ORGANIZATION, I HAVE NO ISSUE WITH THAT.

I JUST DON'T WANT TO BE WASTING MONEY ON DESIGN THAT WE HAVE NO PROSPECT OF GETTING DONE BEYOND SAYING, OKAY, HERE, YOU COULD BUILD A LITTLE BIT MORE 15 YEARS FROM NOW, IF YOU WANTED TO EXPAND IT.

YEAH, I AGREE.

I AGREE WITH THAT.

A HUNDRED PERCENT FURTHER CALMING COUNSELOR.

COOL.

I ALSO AM A LITTLE BIT UNCOMFORTABLE WITH, UM, A COUPLE OF THINGS HERE.

UH, ONE MAYOR COULD PLEASE POST YOUR HANDS UP TO THE MESSAGE BOARD SO EVERYBODY CAN SEE IT.

AND I DON'T THINK THAT THE COUNCIL MEMBER HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVISIT GRANTS AND THE SIMILAR TO WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING ON SOME OTHER ISSUES LATELY MAKES ME UNCOMFORTABLE.

I AM CONCERNED ABOUT IS THE PRIVATIZING OF OUR CIVIC ASSETS.

UM, I SEE, UH, UH, A CLEAR MOVEMENT IN THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP SPACE WHERE THE CITY OF AUSTIN ENDS UP INVITING, UH, PRIVATE ENTITIES AND TO HELP US FUND CIVIC ASSETS, WHICH IN AND OF ITSELF ISN'T NECESSARILY A BAD THING.

BUT THEN WE END UP ALSO HAVING TO FIGHT FOR THE PUBLIC ACCESS TO THAT CIVIC ACCESS ASSET.

UM, UH, INSIGNIFICANT INSTANCE IS WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE PUBLIC SQUARE AND TRYING TO ENSURE THAT, UH, THE PUBLIC SQUARE AFTER, UM, IT WAS, UH, HELPED ALONG BY, UM, DOWNTOWN GROUPS.

UH, WE HAD TO, AND I THINK IT WAS, UM, TRYING TO ENSURE THAT THERE WERE, UM, VERY FEW DATES, UH, WHICH THE PUBLIC WOULD BE EXCLUDED FROM RECITE AND WHICH WE WOULD HAVE, UM, UH, PRIVATE PARTIES, FOR EXAMPLE.

SO THE PRIVATIZATION OF CIVIC ASSETS, I SEE US MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION.

I REALLY WANT TO FLAG THAT BECAUSE I THINK IF THAT IS A WAY THAT YOU MOVE MORE EXPEDITIOUSLY, IF THAT, UM, MOVEMENT FORWARD ACCELERATES, WE REALLY NEED TO BE AWARE, UM, FROM A PUBLIC POLICY PERSPECTIVE, WHAT THOSE IMPACTS ARE, UM, NOW DIRECTLY TO, UH, THE ACTUAL, UH, AMENDMENT THAT, UM, THE MAYOR HAS BROUGHT TO US, UM, THIS MORNING, WITHOUT US HAVING ANY CHANCE TO REVIEW, I WOULD LIKE TO GET, UM, I WOULD LIKE THE DIRECTOR TO DIRECTOR MCNEELY ALSO TO LOOK AT THE POTENTIAL FOR THE IMPACT ON OUR STAFFING, TO THE EXTENT THAT WE WOULD POTENTIALLY HAVE VARIOUS PARKING LOTS WITH AN ARRAY OF DIFFERENT ENTITIES IN THIS FACILITY, HOW MUCH TIME AND RESOURCES WOULD BE NECESSARY IN ORDER TO TRACK TO CRAFT THOSE AGREEMENTS AND THEN TO MONITOR AND TRACK THEM AND ENSURE THAT THEY ARE IN FACT, UM, A BENEFIT TO THE PUBLIC.

UH, AND THEN THAT ALSO GOES WITH, ON ANY MOVEMENT, UH, WITH REGARD TO SUPPORT FROM PHILANTHROPIC GROUPS, UH, THESE GET PRETTY DARN COMPLICATED.

AND SO WE NEED TO BE AWARE, WE MAY NEED TO EXPAND AND POTENTIALLY THIS IS SOMETHING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, UM, UH, THE EDC, THE PREPARATION THAT WE ARE CRAFTING, BUT IF WE ARE MOVING MORE SPECIFICALLY INTO THIS SPACE WITH THE SHARING OF SIX SITES, BY PRIVATE CONCERNS, WE NEED TO HAVE POLICIES IN PLACE THAT, UH, PROVIDE PREDICTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY SO THAT THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS WHAT PORTIONS OF THESE CIVIC ASSETS WILL LONGER BE AVAILABLE TO THEM, UM, ON ANY GIVEN DAY, ANY GIVEN TIME.

SO, UH, THE SPECIFIC ASK IS FOR A PART THAT IS TO COME BACK WITH OR TO CONSIDER, UH, WHAT THE, UM, VARIOUS POTENTIAL FOR STAFF IMPACTS THAT WOULD BE TIME AND RESOURCE.

SHOULD WE END UP, UM, HAVING A MORE COMPLICATED ROLE OUT OF THE DIRTY HEART CENTER, UM, REBUILD, THANKS.

KATIE HAS SENT TO EVERYBODY A COPY OF WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT AND ALSO ALREADY POSTED IT BACK UP WAS THE AMENDMENT THAT WE UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED AS A COUNCIL BACK IN MAY WITH DIRECTION TO STAFF.

AND THE WORDS THAT WE USED IN WHAT WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED IS THAT PRIOR TO ISSUING AN RFQ AND NEGOTIATING A DESIGN CONTRACT, THE CITY MANAGERS SHOULD CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES TO FUNDING FROM ANY GARAGE, FROM A PARKS BOND, UH, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO EXPLORING SHARED PARKING OPPORTUNITIES WITH NEIGHBORING DEVELOPMENTS, EXPLORING REVENUE, FINANCE, PARKING, INCLUDING UNDERGROUND PARKING AND EXPLORING TRANSPORTATION, DEMAND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE AREA.

THE LANGUAGE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS LANGUAGE WE'VE ALREADY GIVEN STAFF TO DIRECT.

YOU CAN TELL THAT HASN'T HAPPENED HERE.

SO THERE'S NOTHING NEW.

AND

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THE INTENT WAS NOT TO LIMIT PUBLIC ACCESS TO ANY PUBLIC SPACES OF ANY KIND.

IT'S JUST TRYING TO, TO, TO MAKE OUR PARKS DOLLARS GO AS FAR AS THEY CAN GO AND TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PEOPLE ON A FACILITY LIKE THIS, UH, THAT THAT MAY BE CONTRIBUTING MORE TO CONTRIBUTE TO IT BECAUSE OF ITS MISSION.

THAT'S, THAT'S GREAT MARE, BUT THEN I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IF IN FACT THAT LANGUAGE WAS ALREADY IN OUR RESOLUTION, THEN WHY ARE, WHAT IS, WHAT IS THE VALUE GAIN TO YOU TO YOUR AMENDMENT TODAY? BECAUSE IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE HAPPENING.

IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE HAPPENING COUNCIL MEMBER, KITCHEN.

UM, I THINK OUR MAYOR WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, MY UNDERSTANDING IS OUR PARTS STAFF HAS BEEN PROCEEDING WITH THE PREVIOUS AMENDMENT.

AND THE LANGUAGE THAT YOU'RE BRINGING IS NOT EXACTLY THE SAME AS WHAT WAS BROUGHT BEFORE.

SO I'D LIKE TO SUGGEST THAT, UM, ON YOUR FIRST LINE WHERE YOU SAY CONSISTENT WITH, I'D LIKE TO CHANGE THAT TOO, WHICH IS THE SAME AS I WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT THE INTENT IS WHAT YOU ARE SAYING TO US.

THE INTENT IS THE SAME AS WHAT WAS BROUGHT BEFORE.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE CONSISTENT WITH TWO, WHICH IS THE SAME AS, SO DO YOU, UM, DO YOU ACCEPT THAT CHANGE? YES.

OKAY.

THEN MY NEXT QUESTION IS FOR, FOR LEGAL, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS DIRECTION OF FITS, BECAUSE THIS IS NOT A DESIGN CONTRACT.

WHAT IS IT IN FRONT OF US IS A PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT WE'RE DOING, UM, UH, FITS.

SO, SO, UM, UH, SO CAN YOU, UM, UM, AND CAN, CAN YOU TELL US THAT THIS IS APPROPRIATE, WHETHER THIS IS AN APPROPRIATE DIRECTION FOR THIS ITEM, WHICH IS A PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT, NOT A DESIGN CONTRACT DESIGN CONTRACT, AS BILL HAD JUST HAD A DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS MUCH IN LINE WITH BACKUP.

AND SO I THINK IT'S CONSISTENT WITH WHAT, SORRY, I'M SORRY, IF YOU DON'T MIND, COULD YOU REPEAT THAT FOR THE RECORD? I HEAR THAT THE, THE DISCUSSION YOU'VE JUST HAD IS THAT THE LANGUAGE THAT THE MAYOR IS PROPOSING IS CONSISTENT WITH THE INFORMATION THAT'S ALREADY IN THE BACKPACK.

SO I THINK IT WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH THAT.

OKAY.

AND IS THIS THE SAME AS WE JUST CHANGED IT TO THE SAME ELEMENTS? RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

I JUST WANT A CLARIFICATION THERE.

I THINK YOU CALLED ON ME.

UM, SO THIS IS A CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK, UM, CONTRACT, AND SO IT'S, IT'S SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT.

UM, AND IT DOESN'T USUALLY THAT DOES INCLUDE DESIGN, I BELIEVE.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY FOR THE RECORD, UH, UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS BEING PROPOSED.

UM, IF THERE IS A, UH, A PHILANTHROPIC OWNER THAT IS INTERESTED IN HELPING US TO DO MORE WITH THIS FACILITY AND TO BE VERY CLEAR THAT THAT WOULD BE VERY WELCOMED.

THE ARTS ARE REALLY IMPORTANT TO OUR COMMUNITY, AND WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO MORE THAN WE CAN WITH THE BOND, UM, THAT THIS CONVERSATION IS MORE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED AND HOW IT ALTERS THINGS THAN, THAN ANYTHING ELSE.

UM, AND THAT WE WOULD VERY MUCH WELCOME THE PARTICIPATION AND WHILE WE DO NEED AND DO HAVE GUARDRAILS FOR, UM, PHILANTHROPIC, PHILANTHROPIC, UH, PARTICIPATION IN SUPPORTING OUR PARKS, UM, THE VARIOUS CONSERVATIVES PEOPLE WHO STEP UP EVERY SINGLE DAY TO HELP US DO MORE IN OUR COMMUNITY FOR OUR PARKS ARE REALLY IMPORTANT FOR OUR ABILITY TO DELIVER, UM, IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE.

AND THAT WOULD BE THE CASE IN THIS SITUATION AS WELL.

AND TO THAT END, I JUST REPEAT, I THINK, I THINK PART'S DOING A GREAT JOB ON THIS PROJECT, AND I THINK BY THIS ACTION, AND BY ADDING THIS, WE MAY BE ELEVATING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC TO BE ABLE TO STEP FORWARD, TO BE ABLE TO HELP US HERE AND PROVIDE US ADDITIONAL, UH, OPTIONS AND CAPABILITIES.

UH, AND, AND I HOPE THAT BY, BY ELEVATING THIS ISSUE, UH, WE, WE, WE HELP ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO, TO STEP FORWARD AND BE PART OF THIS PROJECT.

AND, UM, UH, YES.

UM, I DO NOT, I DON'T WANT TO SET, UM, YOU KNOW, SET

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SOME UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS HERE THOUGH.

UM, BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN USING THE WORD EXPANDED, UM, THIS IS ON SENSITIVE PARKLAND.

AND SO JUST TO SET IT IN THE CONTEXT SO THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT EXPECTING THAT THIS, THAT WE ARE SAYING AS A COUNCIL, THAT YOU CAN, UH, USE MORE PARK SPACE OR THAT YOU CAN PUT IT AT WHATEVER HEIGHT.

SO I THINK THAT THAT'S JUST IMPORTANT THAT, YOU KNOW, WILL BE WHEN WE SEE THE COME BACK TO US IN THE SPRING, WE CAN HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS, BUT I DON'T WANT TO SET UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS.

I ASSURE YOU, THERE'S NOTHING NEFARIOUS IN THIS AMENDMENT, NOR AM I SUGGESTING THAT WE'RE MAKING ANY DESIGN DECISIONS HERE, INCREASE AND EXPAND THE REACH OF OUR DOLLARS.

I WASN'T SUGGESTING THAT MAYOR I'M SPEAKING TO THE PUBLIC BECAUSE MY CONSTITUENTS HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO SEE THIS.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S UNDERSTOOD.

WE'RE NOT MAKING ANY DESIGN DECISIONS TODAY.

ABSOLUTELY TRUE.

ANY FURTHER CONVERSATION, ANYBODY, ANY OBJECTION TO THIS DIRECTION BEING ADDED, HEARING ON THE OBJECTIONS ADDED, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS ITEM NUMBERS? COUNCIL MEMBER RENTER RHEA MAKES THE MOTIONS ARE SECOND TO THE MOTION.

COUNCIL MEMBER, ALTER SECONDS, THE MOTION AND THE DISCUSSION.

THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THOSE OPPOSED GENETICISTS ON THE DIET MAYOR.

I DID NOT RAISE MY HAND.

I'M GOING TO LISTEN TO THAT COMES FROM KITCHEN.

I'M GOING TO EXTEND AT THIS POINT, JUST BECAUSE I HAVEN'T HAD THE CHANCE TO REVIEW AND HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH MY CONSTITUENTS ABOUT THIS DIRECTION AND MAYOR.

YES.

UM, I'M GOING TO ABSTAIN RESPECT FOR COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN AND A WEIGHT ON HER SIGNAL BACK AFTER SHE'S HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH HER CONSTITUENTS THAT ARE MOST DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE CHANGES.

THANKS.

I'M SORRY.

WHERE ARE WE MOTIONING FOR THE WHOLE THING OR JUST FOR YOUR DIRECTION? CAUSE I THOUGHT YOUR DIRECTION WAS, IT WAS ACCEPTED.

THE DIRECTION WAS ACCEPTED.

WE'RE VOTING ON THE WHOLE THING.

OKAY.

THAT'S FINE.

I JUST, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE.

YES.

AND THE VOTE IS EIGHT IN FAVOR WITH TWO ABSTENTIONS AND WITH COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON OFF THE DYESS, THIS ITEM SEVEN WITH THE DIRECTION PASSES.

UM, WE'VE NOW HANDLED, UH, THOSE TWO ITEMS, 28 AND 29.

I THINK WE CAN HANDLE ITEMS 30 AND 31 OR 31.

I THINK WE NEED TO PROBABLY HOLD TILL SIX O'CLOCK TO TAKE UP WITH THE, UH, UH, THE SAME TIME WE HAVE THE SPECIAL CALL MEETING.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT PEOPLE'S DRUTHERS ARE ON THAT,

[30. Conduct a public hearing related to an application by The Residences at Howard Lane Ltd., or anaffiliated entity, for housing tax credits for a multi-family development that will be financed throughthe private activity bond program to be known as The Residences at Howard Lane, located at ornear the Northwest Corner and Southwest side of Howard Lane and Harris Branch Parkway andidentified by Travis County Appraisal District ID’s 755103 and 814420, within the City and theCity’s extraterritorial jurisdiction; and consider a resolution related to the proposed development,the application, and the allocation of housing tax credits and private activity bonds.]

BUT WE CAN HANDLE ITEM NUMBER 30, UH, AT THIS POINT, WHICH IS THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

THE RESIDENCE IS AT, UH, HOWARD LANE IS A MOTION WITH RESPECT TO, UH, ITEM NUMBER 30.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER IN 30.

YEAH.

I MOVED THAT.

WE GOT TO REMEMBER RENT THE REMOVES PASSAGE OF ITEM NUMBER 30 AND CLOSED THE PUBLIC HEARING, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, POOL SECONDS.

ANY DISCUSSION THOSE IN FAVOR OF ITEM, NUMBER 30, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THOSE OPPOSED.

IT LOOKS LIKE EVERYBODY'S VOTING.

AYE.

ON NUMBER 30 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF HARPER MADISON'S OFF THE DYESS.

MR. FLANAGAN, YOU LOOK RIGHT.

I DON'T KNOW.

YOU'RE OKAY WITH US TAKING THIS UP.

OKAY.

UH, THAT VOTE IS, AS I ANNOUNCED IT, THAT ITEM, UH, PASSES.

UM, WHAT

[44. Approve the Office of the City Auditor’s proposed Audit Plan for Fiscal Year 2021.]

ABOUT THE ITEM NUMBER 44, WHICH IS THE, UH, AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE AUDIT? WHAT HAPPENED? UH, IS THERE A MOTION ON THIS ITEM, COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER THOSE PASSAGE OF ITEM 44? IS THERE A SECOND TO THIS ITEM, COUNCIL MEMBER POOL SECONDS, THIS ITEM, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? OKAY.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER AUTHOR.

SO THIS IS JUST, THIS IS A MOTION THAT PASSED ADOPTS.

THE AUDITOR PLAN, UM, FOR THIS YEAR WOULD RECOGNIZE THAT THE AUDIT OFFICE WILL BE TAKING CONSIDERABLE TIME TO DO THE REDISTRICTING FOR THE COUNCIL SEATS.

UM, BUT IT HAS SOME IMPORTANT, UM, AUDITS THAT ARE, UM, INCLUDED IN INCLUDING WITH RESPECT TO REIMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY AND COSTS AND CYBERSECURITY.

UM, AND COVID ET CETERA.

UM,

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WANT TO REVIEW THE SPECIFIC AUDIT.

SO I WANT TO THANK OUR, UM, AUDITOR AND HER TEAM FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER.

UM, AND FOR MY COLLEAGUES FOR PROVIDING INPUT ON THIS, UM, WE ALSO HAVE, UM, SEVERAL AUDITS THAT ARE ON THEIR WAY TO BEING FINISHED AS WELL, THAT ARE RECOGNIZED HERE.

OKAY.

AS ITEM 44 HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED AND DISCUSSION THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THOSE OPPOSED IT'S UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED WITH COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON OFF OF THE DIETS.

YES.

UM, I THINK THAT, UM, WE'VE HANDLED EVERYTHING OF THIS POINT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ITEM 31, WHICH WE'LL HOLD, UH, AND THEN THE ZONING MATTERS, WHICH WE CANNOT CALL UP BEFORE 2:00 PM AND ITEM NUMBER 20, UH, THAT I KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON WANTED TO, MY SENSE WAS SHE WOULD WANT TO ADDRESS THAT.

SO, UM, UM, WE'RE GOING TO HOLD OFF ON THAT ONE COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER.

[31. Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 to amend theNorth Burnet/Gateway Regulating Plan to modify the civic land uses allowed in the Transit OrientedDevelopment (TOD) Sub-District. (Part 1 of 2)]

UM, I JUST WAS WONDERING IF IT, IF WE COULD, UM, HAVE SOME OF THE CONVERSATION ON 31 SO WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHICH APPROACH THAT WE'RE INCLINED TO.

UM, I KNOW WE CAN'T VOTE ON THE OTHER ITEM UNTIL WE HAVE THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING, BUT, UM, JUST WANNA, I THINK WE'RE INCLINED TO THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING, BUT IF WE COULD HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF CONVERSATION ON THE DIRECTION, UM, I KNOW THIS IS IN, UM, THAT'S A MEMBER OF FOOLS DISTRICT AND, UM, SHE HAS GIVEN THIS A LOT OF THOUGHT.

I DON'T WOULD WELCOME TO HAVE A SENSE OF WHERE COLLEAGUES ARE AT ON THAT AS, BECAUSE IT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT WE SET THE SPECIAL CALL MEETING SO THAT WE WOULD HAVE OPTIONS, WHICH I APPRECIATE.

UM, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT I HAVE A CLEAR SENSE OF WHERE, WHERE EVERYONE IS AT.

THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

UH, SO LET'S CALL UP MY NUMBER 31.

DOES ANYBODY WANT TO, UH, UH, ADDRESS ITEM NUMBER 31, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER FLANAGAN.

THERE IT GOES.

UM, YEAH, SO I THINK THAT'S NUMBER ALTAR.

I AGREE WITH YOU THAT I THINK THAT'S THE DIRECTION THAT WE'RE HEADED TO TAKE THIS UP IN THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING, UM, UM, FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS, BUT I THOUGHT THE TESTIMONY WE HEARD FROM MR. WALTON WAS PRETTY COMPELLING ABOUT LETTING, LETTING THE PS ZONING PROCESS OR THE PROCESS THAT YOU GET WITH P'S ZONING.

I'LL GO INTO PLANNING.

COMMISSION WILL HELP THE PLANNING COMMISSION, UM, HANDLE THE POSSIBLE DEBATE BETWEEN DEPARTMENT USES OF THE PROPERTY.

SO THAT, THAT WOULD BE MY PREFERENCE OR THE DISCUSSION ON 31.

OKAY.

YEAH, THAT'S MY POOL.

UM, YOU KNOW WHAT, MY COMPUTER IS ABOUT TO SIGN UP FOR AN UPDATE.

MY SISTER AND I CAN'T STOP IT, ALTHOUGH I'VE ASKED IT TO HELP WITH THOSE.

SO I WILL HOLD MY COMMENTS BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO CLOSE ME DOWN FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME BACK.

I CAN'T, I CAN'T STOP THEATER FORM UPDATED.

SORRY.

UM, ANYBODY ELSE ON 31 WHERE WE WOULD DO NEXT COLLEAGUES IS WE WOULD, WE WOULD RECESS.

WE WOULD COME BACK AT NOON THAT WE JUST LOST THE COUNCIL MEMBER POOL.

UM, WE CAN WE'LL, WE'LL COME BACK AT NOON BECAUSE WE HAVE CITIZEN COMMUNICATION, NOT MANY, UH, JUST A FEW, UH, WELL, YEAH, TAKE CITIZEN COMMUNICATION AT NOON.

UH WE'LL THEN RECESS AGAIN TO TWO O'CLOCK, UH, WE'LL UH, INVITE ALL THE SPEAKERS TO SPEAK.

I DON'T THINK THAT THERE ARE VERY MANY AGAIN, UH, JUST ONE POTENTIALLY, UH, BUT, UH, MANY, UH WE'LL THEN CALL THEIR CONSENT AGENDA ON ZONING.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS I THINK THAT MOST OF THE ITEMS ARE CONSENT.

UM, SO AT THAT POINT, UH, MAYBE THERE'S MORE DISCUSSION ON 31 IF PEOPLE WANT TO GO AHEAD AND JUST PASS 31, UH, OR WE WOULD THEN COME BACK AT SIX O'CLOCK TO INITIATE THE, UH, THE PEACE OR HAVE THE BROADER CONVERSATION.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER ALTER.

UM, AND

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YOUR LAST YEAR THERE, ONE MORE, WE TAKE UP ITEM 20.

UH, WE CAN TAKE UP ITEM NUMBER 20 AT TWO O'CLOCK WITH, LET'S SAY THEY WILL TAKE THAT BACK UP AT TWO O'CLOCK AND GIVE COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER MADISON, THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF TIME TO, TO COME BACK.

I'LL TRY TO REACH OUT TO HER IN THE MEANTIME TO SEE IF THAT'S SOMETHING SHE WANTS US TO DO.

HOLD ON.

I GUESS JIMMY FLANNIGAN PULLED IT AS WELL.

UH, SO WE, WE, WELL, I ANTICIPATE CALLING THAT AT THE TWO O'CLOCK PORTION OF TODAY'S MEETING CLARITY ON WHY WE WOULDN'T TAKE IT UP.

I'M JUST, IF WE HAVE COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON, WE CAN, I JUST DON'T KNOW.

MAYBE IF SHE'S HERE AND WE HAVE TIME AND PEOPLE WANT TO DO THAT DURING LUNCH, WE COULD DO THAT.

WE COULD ALSO DO IT AT TWO O'CLOCK.

SO IT'S, IT LOOKS LIKE THAT'S GOING TO GO REALLY QUICKLY.

AND I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS THE BEST WAY TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE KNEW WHEN THEY'RE GOING TO BE TAKING THEM OUT TOMORROW AT 12 ON THE TWO O'CLOCK CALLS GOING TO GO REALLY FAST TOO, BECAUSE IT'S A CONSENT AGENDA, MOSTLY ON ZONING.

UH, BUT I OKAY.

JUST SEEMED EASIER THAT WAY.

OKAY.

COLLEAGUES LET'S DO THIS, THEN IT IS, UH, 11 O'CLOCK.

WE'RE GOING TO RECESS THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND COME BACK AT NOON, UH, SO THAT WE CAN DO CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

UH, I SEE ALL THAT, THAT, UH, TODAY IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020.

THIS IS THE CONTINUATION OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL MEETING, UH, BEING HANDLED, UH, UH, UH, VIRTUALLY, UM, WE'VE TAKEN A RECESS TO COME BACK TO HEAR CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

AFTER WE'RE DONE WITH CITIZENS COMMUNICATION, THE INTENT IS TO TAKE ANOTHER RECESS, UH, TO COME BACK AT, UH, UH, AT TWO O'CLOCK THE HANDBOOK IN STONEY, WE CAN TOUCH BASE ON 31 AND SEE IF PEOPLE WANT TO DO 31 OR GO INTO THE EVENING AT THE, AT, AT, AT SIX O'CLOCK.

UM, THE ONLY, UH, ITEM THAT WE HAVE OUTSTANDING OTHER THAN, UH, ZONING, UH, IS THAT, UH, EITHER 20, UH, WHICH SAID, WHICH I SAID, I WOULD TRY TO CALL IT, UH, TWO O'CLOCK HOPEFULLY COUNCIL MEMBER HARPER, MADISON CAN, CAN BE WITH US THEN,

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UH, WITH THAT SAID, UH, CLERK, UH, TO THAT OR BERTA YOU GUYS READY TO CALL CITIZENS COMMUNICATION? YES, WE'RE READY.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

GO AHEAD.

THE FIRST SPEAKER IS XENIA.

HELLO EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS DONNIE ALON AND I'M A JUNIOR PUBLIC HEALTH MAJOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS.

UM, I'M ALSO A MEMBER OF THE HLA HEALTH LEADERSHIP APPRENTICE PROGRAM AND DELL MEDICAL SCHOOL.

UM, THE GOAL OF THE HLA PROGRAM IS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE GREATER AUSTIN COMMUNITY THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS, WITH DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES AROUND THE AREA.

AND FOR THE PAST YEAR, A TEAM HAS PARTNERED WITH RESIDENTS OF BROWNIE DRIVE AND LISA HAILE, WHO IS A COMMUNITY LEADER AND ADVOCATE FOR THE AREA TO INVESTIGATE AND PROPER WASTE MANAGEMENT AND BROWNIE DRIVE.

UM, SO BACKGROUND ON THE AREA AND THE DUMPSTERS TO RONNIE DRIVE IS LOCATED IN EAST AUSTIN OR THE RUN BREAK AREA.

AND THE STREET MAINLY CONSISTS OF TWO TO FOUR PLEX HOMES THAT ARE RENTED BY THE RESIDENTS IN SEPTEMBER OF 2019.

MS. HIGHLY POINTED OUR ATTENTION TO THE GROWING ISSUE OF IMPROPER WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE AREA OF CURRENTLY BROWNIE DRIVE DOESN'T RECEIVE THE SAME SERVICES AS OTHER AUSTIN RESIDENTS.

THEY HAVE DUMPSTERS PLACE IN FRONT OF THE UNITS INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL TRASH BINS, AND THEY DON'T RECEIVE RECYCLING SERVICES ON THE RESIDENTS HAVE REPORTED ILLEGAL DUMPING OF BULK ITEMS LIKE SOFAS AND MATTRESSES AROUND THEIR PROPERTY.

ALONG WITH DIFFICULTIES COORDINATING WE'LL PICK UP WITH THE CITY.

ONE OF THE RESIDENTS, MISS ALISA TOLD US THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LEAVING JUNK FROM CAR ACCIDENTS NEAR THE DUSTERS AND THE POLICE HAVEN'T HELPED FIX THE SITUATION OR TOWED THE CARS ON THE SPECIFIC AREAS RECITED BY