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UM, WE'RE

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GOING TO GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED KARMA.

SO GO AHEAD

[City Secretary's Office New Candidate Orientation on January 20, 2021. ]

AND SHARE THE SCREEN.

AND I'M RENEE DOWEL.

I'M THE CITY SECRETARY FOR THE CITY OF GARLAND IN THE BACKGROUND.

KARMA POTTER IS WORKING THE PRESENTATION FOR ME.

SO WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THE NEW COUNCIL, NEW CANDIDATE ORIENTATION WITH YOU TONIGHT.

AND, UM, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU CAN USE THE RAISE, YOUR HAND FEATURE, UH, THAT STAR NINE.

AND WE'LL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS AS WE GO.

OR YOU CAN LEAVE ME A QUESTION, UH, IN THE Q AND A, AND I'LL CIRCLE BACK TO YOU TOMORROW AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.

EITHER ONE WORKS FOR ME.

SO AS I SAID, WELCOME TO THE NEW CANDIDATE ORIENTATION.

THIS IS GOING TO BE FOR THE MAY 1ST GENERAL ELECTION.

WE DO HAVE A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR MAY 1ST, BUT THAT'S FOR DISTRICT ONE.

SO IF YOU'RE RUNNING IN DISTRICT ONE, YOU'RE PARTICIPATING IN, UH, YOU'RE PUTTING YOUR APPLICATION IN FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION.

IF YOU'RE RUNNING FOR MAYOR OR DISTRICTS THREE, SIX, SEVEN, OR EIGHT, THAT'S THE GENERAL ELECTION, UH, AT ADVANCED THE SLIDE COURTNEY CARMEN STARTED NEXT LOT.

UM, I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS FOR BEING INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN OUR LOCAL POLITICAL PROCESS.

UM, THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S IMPORTANT TO OUR CITY AND TO OUR CITIZENS BECAUSE IN YOUR VARIOUS DISTRICTS, THIS ALLOWS EACH DISTRICT TO BE REPRESENTED BY SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THEIR, THE PEOPLE IN THEIR DISTRICT WANTS.

SO I APPRECIATE YOU FOR EVEN CONSIDERING, UM, PUTTING IN AN APPLICATION AND COMING TO THE TRAINING.

SO YOU MIGHT MAKE THAT DECISION AFTER THIS.

AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE ON SATURDAY, MAY THE FIRST, AND THERE'LL BE FROM 7:00 AM TO 7:00 PM.

UM, AND SO WILL THE SPECIAL ELECTION FOR DISTRICT ONE NEXT SLIDE.

THIS CALENDAR YOU SEE IN FRONT OF YOU, UM, I'M HAPPY TO EMAIL IT TO YOU, BUT IT IS IN THE PACKET THAT'S ONLINE.

SO YOU COULD SEE IT THERE OR AT THE CITY SECRETARIES PAGE UNDER ELECTIONS, THE SIGN CALENDAR IS THERE, BUT I'M HAPPY TO SEND YOU THIS PRESENTATION WHEN WE'RE DONE.

I CAN SEND IT TO YOU TOMORROW.

UM, THIS CALENDAR IS REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT'S GOT EVERY DAY, THE CANDIDATE NEEDS TO, UM, ADHERE TO AND NEED IN ORDER TO DO ALL THE THINGS THEY NEED TO DO TO SUCCESSFULLY GO THROUGH THE ELECTION PROCESS OR THE CANDIDATE PROCESS AND POSSIBLY END UP BEING A COUNCIL MEMBER.

SO RIGHT NOW WE'RE ON JANUARY 20TH, WE'RE HAVING THE NEW CANDIDATE ORIENTATION.

AND THEN THE LAST DAY TO PUT AN APPLICATION IN IS GOING TO BE FEBRUARY 12TH BY 5:00 PM AT FIVE OH ONE.

I DON'T ACCEPT ANY OTHER APPLICATIONS.

AND I'LL SAY THIS A COUPLE OF TIMES DURING THE PRESENTATION, YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BECAUSE THAT WAY I KNEW I'M NOT GOING TO MISS YOU, AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SOMEHOW MISS ME BY JUST COMING TO CITY HALL, THINKING THAT I MIGHT BE THERE.

SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO SET AN APPOINTMENT WITH ME, AND THEN I'LL SEND YOU A MEETING REQUEST FOR THAT APPOINTMENT.

AND THAT WAY IT'S A SET APPOINTMENT, AND WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT CROSSING PATHS WITHOUT ACTUALLY CONNECTING.

UM, I'M NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH EVERY DAY ON THIS CALENDAR BECAUSE IT'S AVAILABLE TO YOU ONLINE, UM, KARMA, ADVANCED SOCIETY AGAIN, UM, IT, UH, IT'S GOING TO BE ABOUT A TWO PAGE.

IT'S A TWO PAGE CALENDAR.

IT ALSO IS GOING TO HAVE RUNOFF ELECTION, UH, INFORMATION.

SHOULD THERE BE A RUNOFF ELECTION IN ANY OF THE RACES? UM, WE'RE HOPING THAT THEY'RE NOT, BUT SOMETIMES WE DO HAVE RUNOFF.

SO THAT CALENDAR IS GOING TO HAVE THAT AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE KARMA.

SO HOW DO YOU GET YOUR NAME? HOW DO YOU GET YOUR NAME ON THE BALLOT? NEXT SLIDE, KARMA TO FILE FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION OR FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE.

THERE ARE FOUR DOCUMENTS THAT YOU NEED TO DO HAVE DONE AND INTO MY OFFICE BEFORE FEBRUARY 12TH, YOU NEEDED FIRST DESIGNATED TREASURER.

SO THERE'S A FORM FOR THAT.

AND IT'S ON THE WEBSITE.

AND IN THE PACKET, YOU NEED TO HAVE AN APP, FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR A PLACE ON THE BALLOT, AND THEN YOU HAVE TO GO INTO YOUR COMMUNITIES AND GET PETITIONS SIGNED BY, UH, YOUR, WHAT MAY BE YOUR CONSTITUENTS.

SO PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY, IN YOUR DISTRICT.

SO FOR DISTRICT ONE, THREE, SIX, SEVEN, AND EIGHT, YOU'RE GOING TO NEED 31 SIGNATURES FROM PEOPLE IN YOUR DISTRICT TO SUPPORT YOU SAYING THEY'RE SUPPORTING YOU TO RUN AS A CANDIDATE IN THAT DISTRICT.

IF YOU'RE RUNNING FOR MAYOR, YOU'RE GOING TO NEED 100 OR MORE SIGNATURES.

AND THE REASON WE PUT OR MORE IS BECAUSE SOMETIMES THOSE SIGNATURES MIGHT NOT BE VALID FOR VARIOUS

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REASONS.

SO IT'S BEST TO GET A FEW MORE THAN THE 31.

IF YOU'RE RUNNING IN THE DISTRICT, OR IF YOU'RE RUNNING FOR MAYOR, YOU NEED OVER A HUNDRED, A HUNDRED OR MORE.

AND THEN THAT FILE DOCUMENT THAT YOU'RE GOING TO NEED TO TURN IN, IN YOUR PACKET IS THE CODE OF ETHICS DISCLOSURE.

AND WE DON'T HAVE TO DO IT RIGHT AWAY, BUT YOU HAVE TO DO IT WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER YOU'RE ELECTED, BUT MOST PEOPLE TURN IT IN FAIRLY SOON AFTER THEY PLACED THEIR APPLICATION.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, UM, BEFORE YOU CAN, UH, COLLECT ANY MONEY EXCEPT ANY MONEY OR SPEND ANY MONEY, OR YOU NEED TO CHOOSE A CAMPAIGN TREASURER THAT CAN BE YOU, OR IT CAN BE SOMEONE ELSE OF YOUR CHOOSING.

AND THERE'S A FORM TO FILL OUT TO DESIGNATE THAT PERSON.

AND YOU FILED THAT FORM IN MY OFFICE.

SO YOU'LL HAVE TO COME AND BRING THAT FORM.

FIRST.

SOME PEOPLE BRING THE WHOLE THAT FORM WITH THEIR APPLICATION, BUT MOST PEOPLE WANT TO GO OUT THERE AND START, UH, COLLECTING MONEY AND BEING ABLE TO SPEND MONEY AND LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THERE CANDIDATES.

SO THEY'LL BRING THAT FORM AHEAD OF TIME AND I CREATE A FILE FOR YOU.

AND THEN I MAY WAIT ON YOUR OTHER DOCUMENTS, LIKE YOUR APPLICATION AND YOUR PETITION, BUT YOU MUST DESIGNATE A TREASURER BEFORE YOU CAN GET STARTED.

UM, PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY IN OFFICE, THEY'VE DONE THIS BEFORE.

THEY USE THE SAME TREASURER, TYPICALLY OVER AND OVER AGAIN, NEXT LOT OF KARMA.

SO WHAT'S NEXT AFTER YOU DESIGNATE YOUR TREASURER AND YOU MAY BE COLLECTING FUNDS AND, UM, ASKING FOR FUNDS AND COLLECTING FUNDS, UM, WE NEED TO GET OUR CANDIDATE APPLICATION READY.

SO YOU GOTTA HAVE YOUR APPLICATION FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT.

IT HAS TO BE NOTARIZED.

UH, YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR PETITION WAS YOUR 31 OR MORE, OR YOUR 100 OR MORE SIGNATURES.

AND OF COURSE I SAID, YOU COULD DO THE TREASURER'S APPOINTMENT EITHER BEFORE OR WITH THE PACKET.

AND THEN OF COURSE THE ETHICS DISCLOSURE WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER, AFTER YOU ARE CANNED, AFTER YOU'VE BEEN ELECTED, YOU CAN TURN THEM IN AT THE SAME TIME, OR YOU CAN TURN THAT TREASURERS FORMING EARLY NEXT LOT, CARMEN.

AND AS I SAID, YOU GUYS CAN FEEL FREE TO, UM, STOP ME IF YOU NEED TO.

UM, IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION, SO THIS IS THE APPLICATION FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT.

IT'S A ONE PAGE APPLICATION.

AND ON THE BACK OF THAT APPLICATION, OR PAGE TWO ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO FILL OUT THE BALLOT OF THE APPLICATION FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT.

SO YOU'VE GOT THE APPLICATION AND ITS INSTRUCTIONS IN THAT ONE DOCUMENT.

NEXT SLIDE KARMA.

UM, AS I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, THE FILING DEADLINE IS THE 12TH.

ALL THE FIELDS ON THAT APPLICATION MUST BE FILLED OUT UNLESS THEY SAY OPTIONAL AND THE DOCUMENT MUST BE NOTARIZED.

UM, YEAH, THE DESIGNATION HERE IN RED, THE LENGTH OF CONTINUOUS RESIDENTS RESIDENTS, AS OF THE APPLICATION DATE, THE SECRETARY OF STATE WILL NOT LET THAT BLACK BLOCK BE BLANK.

YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE THAT SECTION OR YOUR APPLICATION IS GOING TO BE AUTOMATICALLY DENIED.

SO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THAT, THAT PARTICULAR BLOCK MUST BE FILLED IN.

OKAY, BECAUSE WHAT THEY'RE ASKING YOU IS HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN GARLAND, THE PLACE WHERE YOU'RE APPLYING TO RUN FOR OFFICE.

AND SO IF YOU DON'T PUT THAT THERE, THEY'RE NOT, THE APPLICATION IS GOING TO BE REJECTED.

NEXT SLIDE KARMA.

SO HERE'S THE APPLICATION AND WE'VE HIGHLIGHTED SPECIFIC THINGS BECAUSE ABSOLUTELY AT THE VERY TOP, YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO SAY THE JURISDICTION WHERE YOU'RE WANTING TO APPLY FOR THE PLACE ON THE BALLOT.

AND THAT OF COURSE HAS GARDEN.

AND THOSE TWO BLOCKS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PAGE WHERE IT'S THE LINK OF CONTINUOUS RESIDENCE AS OF THE DATE OF THE APPLICATION, THIS IS WHAT I JUST MENTIONED.

SO IT'S ASKING YOU, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE STATE AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN GARLAND THAT SECOND BLOCK OVER THERE? IT DOESN'T SAY GARLAND.

IT ACTUALLY SAYS THE TERRITORY.

I BELIEVE.

I CAN'T SEE IT FROM HERE.

I HAVE TO STRETCH IT A LITTLE BIT.

YEAH.

IN THE TERRITORY.

THAT REALLY IS GARLAND.

SO IF YOU DON'T TELL US ON THE APPLICATION, HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN IN TEXAS AND HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN IN GARLAND, WILL YOU, THE APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED THEN WHEN YOU BRING THE APPLICATION AND, UM, IF YOU'VE ALREADY GOTTEN A NOTARY TO FILL IT IN SAYING THAT YOU, UM, ACKNOWLEDGE AND AFFIRM THE THINGS IN THAT STATEMENT, THEN THE NOTARY IS GOING TO ASK YOU TO TAKE THAT OATH.

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IF IT WERE ME AND I WERE THE NOTARY, I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO TAKE THE OATH.

AND ONCE YOU TAKE THAT OATH, I'M GOING TO WATCH YOU SIGN IT AND I'M GOING TO, UM, SIGN IT MYSELF.

AND THEN BEFORE I CHECK IT AS COMPLETE, I'M GOING TO CHECK YOUR TAX ID NUMBER.

I'M SORRY.

YOU HAD TEXTED HIM SOME PHOTO HIGH T NUMBER TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE A REGISTERED VOTER IN AND YOU'RE ACTIVE.

THEN I'LL GO AHEAD AND CHECK IT THAT IT'S READY TO GO.

YOU PRETEND THAT YOUR PETITION IS OUT.

I'M NOT JUST CHECKING THE APPLICATION.

I'M ALSO GOING TO CHECK YOUR PETITIONS TO MAKE SURE THEY CHECK OUT AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE KARMA.

SO HERE'S THE PETITION.

IT TOO HAS A TWO PAGE, UH, IS A TWO PAGE DOCUMENT.

IT'S THE PETITION.

AND THEN ON THE BACK, THERE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS.

UM, YOU'LL SEE SOME OF THE AREAS HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE, THOSE MUST BE FILLED IN AT THE VERY TOP.

IT'S THE CIRCULATOR WHO'S CIRCULATING IT.

AND HOW MANY PAGES YOU MAY END UP WITH SIX PAGES.

YOU MAY END UP WITH 10 PAGES OF SIGNATURES, BUT IT NEEDS TO BE PAGE ONE OF 10 PAGE, ONE OF SIX, MAKE SURE YOU DO THAT AND KEEP THEM SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED LIKE THAT.

IT'S JUST GOING TO BE HELPFUL WHEN WE REVEAL THEM.

AND THEN YOUR NAME IS GOING TO BE THERE.

YOUR ADDRESS AND CITY, STATE, ZIP, AND THEN AT THE BOTTOM WHERE YOU SEE THE BLUE SHADED AREAS, IT'S ASKING YOU FOR THE COUNTY, UM, WHERE, UM, WHERE IT'S BEING DONE, I'M GONNA STRETCH IT JUST A LITTLE BIT, CAUSE IT'S HARD FOR ME TO SEE IT.

IT'S ASKING YOU FOR A DATE THERE AND COMMENT IN THAT THE, NOT THE CIRCULATOR, YOUR NAME, YOUR NAME, UH, NEXT LOT KARMA.

SO YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE VALID NUMBER, SIGNATURES 31 OR MORE FOR OFFICE FOR COUNSEL'S OFFICE OR 100 OR MORE FOR THE MAYOR'S OFFICE.

AND THE BLANK PETITIONS CAN BE FOUND ONLINE.

UH, YOU CAN PULL THOSE DOWN AND PRINT THEM AND USE IT.

USE IT AS MANY TIMES AS YOU NEED.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO COME TO US FOR THOSE.

YOU CAN PULL THEM OFF OF THE WILL WEBSITE.

UM, AT THE BOTTOM, WE'RE REMINDING YOU HERE, AGAIN, NEED TO FILL IN YOUR NAME, YOUR ADDRESS, THE OFFICE YOU'RE SEEKING, AND THEN DO THAT BEFORE CIRCULATING IT AND MAKE SURE WHOEVER CIRCULATES IS.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE THE PERSON THAT CIRCULATES IT.

LET'S JUST SAY, YOU'VE GOT SOME PEOPLE HELPING YOU WITH YOUR CAMPAIGN AND THEY'RE GOING TO CIRCULATE FOR YOU.

THEN THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SIGN SAYING THEY WERE THE PERSON WHO CIRCULATED, BUT THEY GOT A SIGN AND SOMEONE'S GOING TO HAVE TO NOTARIZE IT, THEIR SIGNATURE.

NEXT SLIDE.

HERE'S WHAT A PETITION LOOKS LIKE.

UM, UH, NAME OF THE CIRCULATOR IN THE UPPER, RIGHT? AND THEN YOU'VE GOT THE NAME OF THE APPLICANT, THEIR ADDRESS, THE DISTRICT THEY'RE GOING, THEY'RE GOING TO, UM, THAT THEY'RE PLACING THIS APPLICATION FOR.

THEN YOU'VE GOT THE NAMES OF ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SIGNED IT TO SERVE, TO SUPPORT YOU.

SO IT'S THE DATE.

THEY SIGNED IT, THEIR NAME AND THEIR SIGNATURE, UM, THEIR EXACT ADDRESS, UM, THEIR TEXTS.

UM, AS I KEEP SAYING, TEXT THEIR VOTER ID AND DATE OF BIRTH, THAT THAT NEEDS TO BE ALL OF THAT INFORMATION.

UM, IF THE SIGNATURE IS NOT THERE, THEN YOU'VE GOT ONE THAT'S NOT VALID.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE THAT DATE OF BIRTH OR THAT VOTER ID NUMBER, IT'S INVALID.

AND SO THAT'S WHY I SAY YOU MAY END UP HAVING TO GET A FEW MORE CAUSE SOMETIMES CANDIDATES TEND TO LET PEOPLE SIGN IT.

THEY DON'T ALWAYS NOTICE THAT SOMEONE LEFT OFF THEIR SIGNATURE OR THEY LEFT OFF THEIR DATE OF BIRTH OR THEY LEFT OFF THEIR VOTER ID NUMBER.

SO THAT'S WHY I SAY GET A FEW MORE.

AND THEN AT THE BOTTOM YOU SEE, THEY'VE GOT THE COUNTY THERE THE DAY AND THE NAME THAT'S SHAWN WILLIAMS. SO SHAWN WILLIAMS NAME NEEDS TO BE THERE BECAUSE WHOEVER NOTARIZES THIS, WHETHER IT'S ME OR SOME OUTSIDE NOTARY, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE SHAWN, UM, TAKE THAT OATH AND THEN SIGN AND THEY'RE GOING TO NOTARIZE IT.

THIS IS WHAT THE PETITION SHOULD LOOK LIKE.

NEXT SLIDE KARMA.

SO WE'RE JUST WANTING TO BE VERY CAREFUL THAT WE TELL YOU ABOUT THESE PETITIONS.

SO WE'VE HIGHLIGHTED AGAIN, THE THINGS THAT ARE COMMONLY MISSED, WHICH IS THE NAME OF THE CIRCULATOR AND UPPER RIGHT WITH THE PAGE NUMBERS, THE NAME OF THE CIRCULATOR ON THE OATH, BECAUSE THEY'RE TAKING THE OATH SAYING THIS IS WHAT THEY DID AND THAT EACH OF THESE PEOPLE ON THIS PETITION APPEARED BEFORE THEM.

THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE, THAT'S WHAT THE OATH IS FOR.

THEY'RE SAYING

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I GOT THIS INFORMATION FROM EACH OF THE PEOPLE THAT YOU SEE ON THIS PIECE OF PAPER.

AND THEN THAT SAME CIRCULATOR IS STUNNING, NOTARIES, UH, ATTESTING TO THEIR SIGNATURE THAT THEY CAME BEFORE THEM.

AND THAT IS WHAT AN APPROPRIATE PETITION LOOKS LIKE.

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THIS WHEN YOU'RE DOING, WHEN YOU'RE DOING YOUR PETITIONS, THE NEXT LOT KARMA.

AND THIS IS JUST THE LAST PIECE OF IT, WHICH I MENTIONED IN THE FIRST, THE PREVIOUS SLIDE, BUT THE NOTARY'S NAME MUST BE IN THERE.

THE TITLE FOR THAT NOTARY, IN MY CASE, IT WOULD BE CITY SECRETARY IN SOMEONE ELSE'S CASE, IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING ELSE.

AND THEN OF COURSE THEIR NOTARY STAMP SO THAT A COMPLETE PETITION JUST AS IT SHOULD BE.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS A DISCLOSURE FORM.

I'VE MENTIONED A COUPLE OF TIMES.

UM, AND THE DISCLOSURE FORM IS JUST SO THAT THE CANDIDATE WILL BE ABLE TO, UM, THEY'RE GOING TO INCLUDE DEPENDENTS.

THEY MIGHT HAVE BUSINESS AND PERSONAL PROPERTY, INTEREST AND OWNERSHIP THEY MIGHT HAVE BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT INTERESTS THAT CANDIDATE MIGHT HAVE ONCE THEY BECOME A COUNCIL MEMBER.

UM, BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO BE MAKING DECISIONS THAT IMPACT THE CITY.

AND IF THEY HAVE SOME BUSINESS INTERESTS SOMEHOW WITH ANOTHER BUSINESS, OR EVEN HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH THE CITY BEFORE THAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT THIS FORM IS FOR.

AND SO, UM, IT CAN BE DONE.

LIKE I SAID, 30 DAYS AFTER SOMEONE IS ELECTED, BUT MOST FOLKS DO IT AHEAD OF THAT.

NEXT SLIDE, KARMA THE DOCUMENT IN FRONT OF YOU, IT'S A LITTLE SMALL, BUT IT'S THE, UM, ETHICS ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY OF GARLAND ORDINANCE NUMBER FIVE, EIGHT, ONE THREE.

YOU CAN SEE IT ON OUR WEBSITE, BUT IT'S OTHER THAN CITY SECRETARIES PAGE UNDER ELECTIONS AND THE ELECTION PACKET BEFORE ORDINANCE IS THERE.

UM, I WOULD SUGGEST GOING THROUGH AND READING THAT ETHICS ORDINANCE, THE NEXT SLIDE KARMA.

THIS IS THE APPOINTMENT THAT I TALKED TO YOU ABOUT.

IF YOU DECIDE YOU'RE GOING TO RUN, I WOULD SUGGEST, UM, GETTING OUT THERE, GETTING ALL YOUR PETITIONS DONE AND GETTING YOUR APPLICATION IN AS SOON AS YOU CAN, BECAUSE IF THERE HAPPENS TO BE AN ERROR, I HAVE TIME TO CONTACT YOU AND SAY, HEY, THIS APPLICATION, I'VE GOT TO DENY IT AND RETURN IT TO YOU.

YOU'VE GOT TO, YOU'VE GOT TO COME, YOU'VE GOT TO CORRECT IT.

BUT IF YOU BRING IT TO OUR OFFICE OR THE CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE ON THE 12TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, THEN THERE'S NO TIME FOR YOU TO GO BACK AND MAKE THE CORRECTIONS YOU NEED TO MAKE AND RETURN.

SO I WOULD SUGGEST TURNING THIS IN AS SOON AS YOU CAN.

UM, I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY DAYS WE HAVE LEFT.

TODAY'S THE 20TH.

SO WE'VE GOT ABOUT MAYBE THREE WEEKS BEFORE THAT TIME NOW.

SO I WOULD SUGGEST GET IF YOU'RE, IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT RUNNING AND YOU KNOW, YOU'RE WANTING TO BE ON THE BALLOT, UM, GETTING THE STAND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, NEXT SLIDE KARMA.

SO WHAT'S NEXT AFTER YOU HA YOU KNOW, YOU WANT TO BE A CANDIDATE, UH, TURNED IN ALL YOUR, UM, YOUR APPLICATION.

UM, YOU'VE, I'M SORRY, YOU'VE APPOINTED YOUR TREASURER.

YOU'VE TURNED IN YOUR APPLICATION, UH, IN PETITION, EVERYTHING'S CHECKED OUT GOOD.

YOU KNOW, YOU WANT TO BE A CANDIDATE, YOUR NAME'S GOING TO BE ON THE BALLOT.

THERE'S NO REASON WHY IT SHOULDN'T BE.

ONCE THAT HAPPENS, WE GO INTO THE SECOND STAGE OF THE CANDIDATE PROCESS AND THAT'S, UM, SUBMITTING CANDIDATE, FINANCE REPORTS.

THESE FINANCE REPORTS ARE ALSO GOING TO BE ON THAT CALENDAR THAT WE TALKED ABOUT AT THE VERY BEGINNING.

IT'S GOING TO TELL YOU WHAT DUE DATES THERE ARE FOR, UM, THE CANDIDATE, UH, FINANCE REPORTS.

SO THE FIRST ONE IS THE CANDIDATE OFFICE HOLDER FINANCE REPORT, UM, THAT REPORT'S GONNA, UM, BE KEPT IN THE CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE.

WE KEEP THEM LOCALLY.

WE DON'T HAVE TO, UM, SUBMIT THEM TO THE ETHICS COMMISSION.

I'M SORRY.

WE DON'T HAVE TO SUBMIT THEM TO THE ETHICS COMMISSION UNLESS THEY ASK, BUT THEY'RE KEPT LOCALLY.

AND PEEP PEOPLE DO ASK FOR THEM.

PEOPLE WILL ASK FOR OPEN RECORDS REQUEST BECAUSE THEY, BECAUSE THEY WANT TO KNOW WHERE CANDIDATES COLLECTED THEIR MONEY, HOW THEY COLLECTED THEIR MONEY.

AND SO FREQUENTLY, WE DO HAVE TO PRODUCE THOSE IN A PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUEST.

AND SO THAT'S WHY YOU SUBMITTING THOSE CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS.

IT SHOWS THE SOURCES OF THE MONEY THAT YOU'RE GETTING FOR YOUR CAMPAIGN.

UM, SHOULD YOU NEED A CORRECTION TO THAT REPORT? UM, THERE'S A FORM TO CORRECT IT WHEN YOU'RE ALL DONE WITH YOUR, WITH YOUR RUNNING FOR OFFICE.

AND IF YOU'RE ELECTED AND YOU HAVE THESE UNEXPENDED CONTRIBUTIONS, AND YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO RUN FOR OFFICE AGAIN,

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THERE'S ANOTHER CANDIDATE, OFFICE HOLDER REPORT TO, UM, GET RID OF UNEXPENDED CONTRIBUTIONS.

YOU CAN DONATE THEM OR SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE.

AND THEN THERE'S A PERSONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT THAT'S DUE AT THE END OF APRIL.

SO THAT'S ANOTHER FINANCIAL REPORTING FORM.

UM, YOU CAN FIND THESE ON OUR WEBSITE, OR YOU CAN GO TO, UM, THE F THE ETHICS COMMISSION'S WORK SITE AND FIND THE SAME FORMS. REMEMBER TO FILL ALL OF THESE OUT IN BLACK INK.

UM, NEXT SLIDE KARMA.

SO THE FIRST OFFICE HOLDER, A CANDIDATE OFFICE HOLDER OR FINANCE REPORT IS DUE ON APRIL 1ST.

SO YOU'VE BEEN OUT THERE AND YOU'VE BEEN COLLECTING MONEY AND, YOU KNOW, BUYING MATERIALS, PUTTING SIGNS OUT ALL THESE THINGS THAT ARE COSTING YOU, OR ARE MAKING EXPENDITURES, UM, THAT FIRST REPORT'S DUE, AND YOU'RE GOING TO SHARE WHAT YOU COLLECTED AND WHAT YOU SPEND IT ON.

YOU MIGHT'VE SPENT SPENDING IT ON SIGNS.

YOU MIGHT'VE SPENT IT ON FLYERS.

YOU MAY HAVE SPENT IT ON A CAR SHOW.

I'VE NEVER SEEN BY THE COMMERCIAL GARLAND, BUT YOU MAY HAVE.

AND, UM, SO THAT'S WHAT THAT FIRST REPORTING PERIOD IS.

WHAT DID I, WHAT DID THE CANDIDATE TICK IN? WHAT DID HE EXPENSE AND WHAT'S LEFT OVER.

AND SO THAT'S APRIL 1ST, AND THEN THERE'S A SECOND REPORTING PERIOD.

THAT'S APPROXIMATELY, UM, 30 DAYS BEFORE, I'M SORRY, NOT 30 DAYS.

I'M SORRY.

EIGHT DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST ONE WAS 30 DAYS BEFORE THE SECOND REPORTING PERIOD IS EIGHT DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION.

SO YOU HAVE TO REPORT AGAIN, SAME FORM CANDIDATE, OFFICE HOLDER FINANCE REPORT, AND IT'S EIGHT DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACTUAL ELECTION.

THE PERSONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT IS DUE APRIL 30TH, LIKE I SAID BEFORE, NEXT SLIDE, KARMA .

SO ALONG WITH EACH ONE OF THESE REPORTS, THERE IS A FINANCE GUIDE.

SO FOR THE CAMPAIGN OFFICE HOLDER REPORT, THERE'S A FINANCE SCOTT, SOME OF THE FINANCE GUIDES OR ALL THEIR 60 OR MORE PAGES LONG.

AND ONE OF THEM I THINK IS AS LONG AS 80 PAGES, YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO NECESSARILY READ THE ENTIRE GUIDE.

IF YOU READ THE FORM AND THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BAG, THEN, UM, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO FEEL THAT FORMAT WITHOUT HAVING TO READ THE ENTIRE GUY.

BUT I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU GO THROUGH THE GUIDE FOR THE CAMPAIGN OFFICE HOLDER, UM, FORM, UH, NEXT SLIDE, KARMA.

THIS IS WHAT THE FORM LOOKS LIKE.

UM, DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH YOU'RE REPORTING, IT CAN BE JUST A COUPLE OF PAGES LONG, OR IF YOU HAD LOTS OF CONTRIBUTIONS, HUNDREDS OF CONTRIBUTIONS, EACH ONE'S GOING TO HAVE TO BE LOGGED IN.

SO IT CAN BE MULTIPLE PAGES, MANY PAGES LONG.

SO IT JUST DEPENDS ON, UH, HOW MUCH MONEY YOU COLLECTED, WHAT TYPE OF FUNDS IT WAS, YOU KNOW, WAS IT A CASH? WAS IT A CHECK? WAS IT, UH, EVERYTHING IS DOCUMENTED IN THIS, IN THIS PARTICULAR FORM.

SO IT JUST, IT DEPENDS, IT CAN BE A VERY SMALL FORM OR VERY LONG FORM.

JUST DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH MONEY YOU COLLECT.

NEXT SLIDE, KARMA PERSONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT IS A REQUIREMENT FOR CITIES WHO HAVE POPULATIONS OVER A HUNDRED THOUSAND GARLANDS AROUND 242,000.

SO WE'RE REQUIRED TO HAVE OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND OUR, UM, OUR CITY MANAGER.

AND ONE OF OUR CITY ATTORNEY ALSO HAVE TO FILL OUT THIS BASED ON STATE LAW.

SO, UM, EVERY CANDIDATE WILL FILL THIS OUT BY DUE BY APRIL 30TH.

AND, UM, THERE IS ALSO A GUIDE THAT GOES WITH THIS ONE AS WELL.

THAT'LL HELP YOU FILL IT OUT IF YOU DON'T QUITE UNDERSTAND HOW TO DO SO NEXT SLIDE KARMA.

OH YEAH, THIS IS THE GUY I WAS JUST MENTIONING.

SO NEXT SLIDE, IT'S A, IT'S JUST THE FULL BLOWN, EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PERSONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT.

THIS IS THE LAST SEGMENT OF INFORMATION, AND IT'S JUST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT POLITICAL ADVERTISING, SOME RULES FROM THE ELECTION CODE, UM, FAIR CAMPAIGN PRACTICES, AND THEN NEPOTISM.

ALL OF THESE DOCUMENTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKET ON THE WEBSITE.

SO IN THEIR FULL, IN THEIR ENTIRETY.

SO YOU CAN READ THROUGH THEM AND HAVE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF THE DO'S.

AND DON'TS, UM, ONE IN PARTICULAR THAT, UM, UM, MOST PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN AS THE POLITICAL ADVERTISING.

AND WE DO HAVE A, UM, FLYER INSIDE OF THE PACKET.

THAT'S, IT'S CONDENSED, SO IT'S NOT A LOT TO READ, BUT IT GIVES YOU THE PERTINENT INFORMATION, NEXT SLIDE.

AND THAT'S JUST A VISUAL AND THE VISUAL IS THAT YOU, UM, THOSE ARE ON THE SIDE, NOT IN THE RIGHT OF WAY OUT IN THE STREET, WHICH YOU CANNOT PLAY SONGS IN RIGHT AWAY.

SO NEXT SLIDE.

SO

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ONCE YOU HAVE THAT TREASURER, I SAY, BEFORE, YOU CAN START ADVERTISING, AND THERE ARE THINGS THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR SIGN IF YOU'RE USING SIGNS.

UM, IT HAS TO SAY WHO'S DOING THIS ADVERTISING, AND THEN IT SAYS, UM, YOU, UM, I JUST TOLD YOU, YOU CAN'T HAVE IT IN THE RIGHT OF WAY.

THERE CAN'T BE ANYTHING ON THE SIGN THAT'S UNTRUE OR MISLEADING.

AND THE IDENTITY AND SOURCE OF, UH, THE SIGN HAS TO BE DIVULGED IN THE SIGN.

SO THIS AD PAID FOR THIS SIGN PAID FOR BY THAT HAS TO BE ON THERE AS WELL.

AND I MENTIONED BEFORE, UM, WE HAVE A SMALL FLYER ON THE WEBSITE, BUT THE TEXAS ETHICS COMMISSION HAS A ADVERTISING GUIDE ON THEIR WEBSITE.

AND THEY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHERE SIGNS SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT GO.

YOU CAN CONTACT TXDOT AND THEY CAN CLARIFY THAT FOR YOU AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

THAT'S THE END OF OUR PRESENTATION.

SO IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, I'LL TAKE THOSE QUESTIONS NOW.

OKAY.

CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION? YES, SIR.

MY NAME IS MATTHEW.

UM, MY FIRST NAME IS A LONG NAME OR WHEN I GO JACKO MATTHEW.

SO IT REQUIRED ME A PC MATTHEW, OR MATTHEW, THE BLUSHER, YOU KNOW, YOU SORT OF REPAIRED, THE PROFESSOR WILL BE IN THE SAME DISTRICT, OR IT CAN BE ANYWHERE IN THE OTHER DISTRICTS.

THE MAYOR CAN, ARE YOU ASKING ME ABOUT THE PETITION? YEAH, IT'S ALMOST, UM, UM, UH, KINDA STAYING IN A DISTRICT, I GUESS.

SO LIKE BLUSHER, UH, YOU SORT OF INCURRED THAT THE PROCESS SHOULD BE IN THE SAME DISTRICT, OR IT CAN BE IN DELAWARE.

DISTRICT.

TREASURER CAN BE ANYONE.

THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE TO BE A RESIDENT OF GARLAND.

YOUR TREASURER CAN BE WHOEVER YOU DESIGNATE THEM TO BE.

YEAH.

BUT ALSO I CAN BE ALSO, UM, MY BRUSH, RIGHT? YES, SIR.

YOU CAN BE YOUR OWN TREASURE.

I HEARD FROM YOU.

THANK YOU NEXT TO THOSE, JIM, CAN I ASK YOU A FEW QUESTIONS? YES, SIR.

UH, THE WATER ID, UH, YOU SAID SOME AREAS ON THE SCREEN, THE ABSURD, IF WATER RIDE IS NOT THERE, THERE MUST BE, THERE WAS A WOMAN, RIGHT? YOU HAVE TO HAVE THAT VOTER ID NUMBER OR THE DATE OF BIRTH, BECAUSE OTHERWISE THERE'S NO WAY TO VERIFY THAT PERSON BECAUSE, UH, IF I'M GETTING DIFFICULT TO GET THE ORDER ID, BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE UP MUST HAVE THAT DATE OF BIRTH.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO OKAY.

THAT'S FINE.

I'LL TRY IT, BUT MAKES, USUALLY ENGAGED MISSING IT.

YEAH.

YES, SIR.

PLEASE.

UH, IS IT POSSIBLE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEND THE SAMPLES TO OUR INMATE? YES, SIR.

IF YOU WILL EMAIL ME, UH, AND I THINK YOU'VE EMAILED ME BEFORE, BUT MY EMAIL IS OKAY.

WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT, IT'S R LIKE ROBERT D LIKE DAVID L AT GARLAND, T X DOT G O V.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, THEN, UM, UH, ARE WE ABLE TO GET A LIST OF THE WATERS FROM, IN MY DISTRICT LIST OF I'M SORRY, NOT WATERS.

I MEAN, THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED FOR ME REGISTERED VALUES, YOU CAN GET THAT FROM DALLAS COUNTY, YOU WOULD NEED TO COUNT CONTACT DALLAS COUNTY ELECTIONS AND ASK THEM, UH, IF THERE'S A WAY FOR YOU TO GET THAT OFF OF THE SIDE, OR IF THEY HAVE TO PROVIDE IT TO, THEY CAN OR THAT'D BE GREAT.

YEAH.

SO WHEN WE JUST, THE LAST DAY, WHEN THE CANDIDATE LIST FINALIZED WILL BE RELEASED THAT DAY, WELL, IF YOUR APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED PRIOR TO, OR UP TO FEBRUARY 12TH, AND EVERYTHING'S CORRECT, THE APPLICATION IS CORRECT.

THE PETITIONS ARE CORRECT.

UH, YOU'VE ALREADY DONE YOUR CAMPAIGN TREASURER, THEN YOUR NAME'S GOING TO GO ON THE BALLOT.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

UM, THEN I THINK, I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO KNOW.

SO THE QUESTIONS YUP, YUP.

AND THE FINANCIAL REPORT.

ALSO, ONE MORE QUESTION.

SO THE FINANCIAL REPORT WAS, UH, MY CELL PHONE, MY WIFE DO I HAVE TO DO THE COMBINED FINANCIAL REPORT OR MY OWN IT'S WHATEVER INTERESTS YOU.

I MEAN, I MEAN, CERTAINLY YOU LIKELY OWN THOSE TOGETHER, BUT LET'S JUST SAY YOU OWN A HOME.

YOU WOULD DISCLOSE THAT IF YOU OWN A BUSINESS, YOU WOULD DISCLOSE THAT IF YOU OWN RENTAL PROPERTY, YOU WOULD DISCLOSE IT AND WHERE IT IS.

SO YEAH.

YOU WOULD JUST WHATEVER INTEREST YOU HAVE IN BUSINESS OR

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REAL ESTATE, OR EVEN YOUR OWN HOME THAT YOU LIVE IN.

YEAH.

IF I'M WORKING WITH THE, I MEAN, UN UH, I DO LIVE 100 WORK AND I'M WORKING OUT, SO ONE OF THE ORGANIZATION, WE JUST GO TO CERTAIN NONPROFIT FIREWORKS THE ORGANIZATION FOR COMMUNITY.

AND, UH, UH, I SHOULD DECLARE THAT TOO.

RIGHT.

I WOULD DISCLOSE THAT.

YEAH.

NOW BE MINDFUL IF YOU'RE RUNNING THIS ISN'T, THIS IS A LITTLE SEPARATE FROM WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, BUT I WANT YOU TO BE CLEAR IF YOU'RE RUNNING FOR A COUNCIL MEMBER, YOUR SIGNATURES HAVE TO COME FROM THAT DISTRICT.

SO IF YOU'RE IN DISTRICT THREE AND YOU'RE RUNNING FOR COUNCIL AND DISTRICT THREE, ALL OF YOUR SIGNATURES HAVE TO BE FROM THE RESIDENTS OF DISTRICT THREE.

I JUST WANT TO REPEAT THAT AGAIN, BUT IF YOU'RE RUNNING FOR MAYOR, YOU CAN GET YOUR SIGNATURES FROM ANYWHERE THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

YEAH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND, UH, WE ARE ALLOWED TO, UH, DO THE CANVASING, UH, GOING TO DOOR TO DOOR AND VIEW THE FLYERS AND EVERYTHING.

RIGHT.

YOU CAN DO THAT AND LISTEN, LISTENING ENVIRONMENT THOUGH.

OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE MINDFUL OF DISTANCING AND MASK AND ALL OF THAT, BUT YES, SIR, WE ALSO HAD A CARE OF OWN SAFETY TOO.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

I THINK YOU HAVE TO ANSWER ALL MY QUESTIONS.

SO THIS NEXT PERSON, THANK YOU, MR. MACKIE, MR. GARCIA.

YES.

UH, SO LET ME GET THIS FRIED.

SO, UM, WHEN I GET THIS PETITION DONE, BY HAVING PEOPLE SIGN IT, I ONLY HAVE TO HAVE A HUNDRED OR MORE.

AND THAT'S IT.

IS THAT CORRECT? A HUNDRED OR MORE.

OKAY.

AND IF I ADVERTISED, UM, AND SAY LIKE, I'M NOT GOING TO SPEND NOTHING OVER $500, DO I STILL HAVE TO REPORT STUFF LIKE THAT? NO, BUT THERE'S A FORM TO FILL OUT.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE CANDIDATE, UH, OFFICE HOLDER FINANCE FORM.

YEAH.

THERE IT IS.

YOU GOT IT.

THAT WOULD COME TO ME.

IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO RAISE, IF YOU KNOW, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO RAISE MORE MONEY THAN THAT, THEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ALL OF THAT RE THE REPORTING LIKE THAT.

BUT AFTER YOU DO THAT, IF YOU, IF YOU DO MORE THAN THAT, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO IT.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? YES.

OKAY.

UH, OKAY.

SO, ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S, THAT'S IT ANY MORE QUESTIONS FOR ME WHERE TO FIND A DOLLAR? YOU MEAN, IF I COLLECT MORE THAN 500 FROM ONE INDIVIDUAL OR A COMPANY, I SHOULD REPORT THAT IF LESS THAN FIND IT, I DON'T HAVE TO REPORT.

NO, NO, NO, NO.

THAT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE SAYING HERE.

WHAT HE'S SAYING IS I DON'T THINK I'M GOING TO COLLECT FIVE MORE THAN $500 TOTAL.

THAT'S WHAT HE'S SAYING.

YEAH.

AND BECAUSE HE DOESN'T THINK HE'S GOING TO COLLECT MORE THAN $500 TOTAL.

HE WON'T HAVE TO REPORT EACH AND EVERY, YOU KNOW, THING, BUT IF YOU GOT 2,500 DONATIONS AND YEAH, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO TELL US HOW YOU GOT ALL OF THOSE.

WE HAVE TO GIVE HER THE NAME AND A NAME OF THE PERSON AND THEIR CONTACT NUMBER AND SUCH SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

THE FORM, THE FORM TELLS YOU EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO REPORT.

IF YOU LOOK AT THAT OFFICE HOLDER FINANCE REPORT, THE BLANKS, TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT TO INCLUDE.

YEAH.

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION.

MAYBE.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S IN YOUR AREA, BUT IF THIS SYSTEM, I SUPPOSE ADVICE, BUT MY STUFF FROM MY INCOME, CAN I SHOW THIS SUSPENSE ASSESS MY, UH, EXPENDITURE IN MY TAX FILING? I DON'T KNOW.

I HAVEN'T HAD ANYBODY ASK ME THAT QUESTION.

I DON'T KNOW.

I DO KNOW SOMETIMES LOAN THEMSELVES MONEY AND THEY DISCLOSE THAT ON THE FINANCIAL REPORT, YOU KNOW, BUT I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE TAGS WILEY.

I KNOW THAT'S FINE.

THAT'S WHY I SAID IT MAY NOT BE YOUR AREA RIGHT THERE, BUT YOU WERE NICE ANSWERED ME.

AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

NO, WE'RE VERY EXCITED THAT, UM, PEOPLE WANT TO COME FORWARD AND SERVE OUR CITY AND REPRESENT THEIR DISTRICTS OR REPRESENT THE ENTIRE CITY.

UM, IT'S, IT'S QUITE A TASK AND IT'S, IT'S VOLUNTEER WORK AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL.

AND SO WE'RE GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR HAVING THAT INTEREST.

SO, UM, SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO GO AHEAD AND DO IT? I LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU IN WHATEVER WAY WE CAN.

THANK YOU.

AND THE YOU'RE ALSO SERVING THE COMMUNITY.

AND THEN WE REALLY DO TRY.

AND EVEN THOUGH THE COUNSEL ASSISTANT, ISN'T SAYING ANYTHING, SHE'S SHE DOES THE VERY SAME THING AND SHE SHE'S RUNNING THE ROOM TONIGHT FOR US.

SO, UM, WE APPRECIATE HER HELP.

SO NICE TO MEET, TO MEET, UH, ROYAL AND GARCIA.

ARE YOU GOING TO BE THE MAYOR? I'M GOING TO RUN FOR BEAR.

YES, WE WINNING.

I DON'T KNOW.

WE SHOULD DO THAT.

WELL, I WISH YOU BOTH GOOD LUCK AND UH, I HOPE YOU'RE ABLE TO GET IT ALL DONE BEFORE FEBRUARY 12TH.

REMEMBER IF YOU COME AT FIVE OH ONE, I'M

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NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYTIME BEFORE THAT.

AND THEN I'LL BE HONEST WITH YOU, EVEN IF YOU CAME AT FOUR O'CLOCK, I WOULDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO VERIFY.

SO I STILL WOULD HAVE TO, YOU KNOW, NOT ACCEPT IT BECAUSE IT WOULDN'T BE ENOUGH TIME.

I WILL APPLY TO REALLY EARLY BECAUSE I'M ENCOURAGING TO YOU TO FILE EARLY AND FILE OFTEN, WHICH MEANS IF SOMETHING'S WRONG, WE'LL WE'LL CORRECT IT, YOU KNOW? OKAY.

I THINK THAT DOES IT FOR ME.

UNLESS YOU GUYS HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS, YOU CAN CERTAINLY CALL ME ANYTIME AND YOU CAN WRITE MY NUMBER DOWN.

UM, OR YOU PROBABLY ALREADY HAVE IT.

CAUSE I'VE TALKED TO MR. GARCIA BEFORE, AND HE'S EMAILED ME.

YOU AND I TALKED TWICE TODAY.

SO YOU PROBABLY HAVE MY NUMBER, BUT IT'S NINE, SEVEN TWO.

YEAH, YOU HAVE? YEAH.

NINE (722) 052-4044.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

WELL, I THINK THAT DOES IT FOR US TONIGHT AND THEN I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON.

OKAY.

THANK YOU GENTLEMEN.

RIGHT? BYE-BYE.

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