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OKAY.

THIS TOOK THREE.

BOB RUNS I'M HERE DISTRICT ONE, JIM DOBBINS DEFECT FOR DENNIS GARCIA.

THAT'S IT.

THAT'S ALL OF US SO FAR, ROBERT, YOU'RE A MUTED.

HI, ROBERT.

EVERYBODY LOOK AT THE MINUTES.

YES, EVERYBODY GOOD WITH THE MINUTES IN ORDER TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AND IT'S APPROVED ON OUR, WELL, WE HAVE TO VOTE AS WELL.

I, UH, WELL ENOUGH TO BEGIN WITH THIS IS SPOOKY.

ISN'T IT? ALL RIGHT.

SO WE HAVE AN AGENDA.

I HAVEN'T HAD A SECRET AGENDA EITHER.

THERE'S NO KEY BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE BETTY IS NOT HERE.

IF SHE JOINS US LATER, I MEAN, WE CAN ALWAYS GO BACK TO HER.

SO THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM.

SO WE'RE SKIPPING THE ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS DO CAUSE THAT'S ALSO BETTY LET'S BAG THE WATER RESOURCES.

WE'RE GOING TO CALL THAT ONE DONE.

UM, RECYCLING ANY RECYCLING.

OKAY.

UH, THE ONLY NEWS THAT I HAVE IS THAT, THAT WE JUST SIGNED A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH FCC, UH, ROBERT, UH, BOB, YOU PROBABLY THE ONE THAT KNOWS THE MOST ABOUT THE RECYCLING INDUSTRY, AS FAR AS HOW EXPENSIVE IT IS.

PEOPLE, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T WANT THEIR, BUT JUST SO YOU GUYS KNOW, THE CITY OF GARLAND WAS PAYING AROUND $560,000 A YEAR TO HAVE THE RECYCLABLE MATERIALS PROCESSED.

A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THAT WE WERE MAKING MONEY.

THAT'S NOT THE CASE.

IT WAS COSTING US, BUT THEN AGAIN, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE TAKING IT AWAY FROM THE LANDFILL.

SO THAT'S A GOOD THING.

SO, UM, THE, I WAS CONTACTED IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR BY THE VENDOR AND SAID, HEY, YOUR FEES ARE GOING TO GO UP.

AND INSTEAD OF PAYING $20 A TON FOR PROCESSING, THEY'RE GOING TO PAY $60 AT A TIME.

YEAH.

NOW, WHEN YOU, WHEN YOU BRING IN 14,000 TONS A YEAR, IT'S QUITE SIGNIFICANT.

SO, SO WE, UH, WE, UH, BASICALLY PUT IT OUT FOR BID AND WE GOT TWO OF THE BIGGEST, UH, VENDORS, UH, COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER.

WE ENDED UP SELECTING ONE.

AND SO WHAT I DID THIS TIME IS I, UH, REQUESTED A FIXED RATE FOR THREE, WHICH MEANS NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN THE RECYCLING INDUSTRY, WE'RE GOING TO PAY THE SAME RATE.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE, WHAT ABOUT THE REBATES? IF ANY, NO, NO, THERE THEY'RE NO REBATES, BUT, UM, I THINK, UH, WE'RE GOING TO SAY A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY WITH THIS NEW CONTRACT, SO THAT WE'LL HAVE MONEY FOR RECYCLING, THE VEINS AND, AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, WE HAVE ONE ON MAY 1ST.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU GUYS HAVE SEEN THE, UH, THE POSTER ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

DID I ACTUALLY, UM, THAT'S THE TOMMY TVS? WHAT WAS THAT? I, I ACTUALLY POSTED ON THAT, UH, SCOTLAND MAY HAVE POSTED THE, THE NOTICE AND I ASKED SCOTT HOW MANY TVS I COULD BRING TO THIS EVENT.

AND I DID NOT GET A SOLID ANSWER.

I GOT AN EWS.

HAHA.

WELL, IT'S FREE TO GARLAND RESIDENTS.

UH, IT IS NOT FREE TO BUSINESSES.

IT'S JUST, IT'S JUST AN EVENT FOR THE RESIDENTS.

AND BASICALLY FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, UH, BOB, WE DON'T HAVE A LIMIT.

SO IF YOU HAVE FIVE OR SIX THAT YOU WANT TO GET RID OF, BRING THEM ON, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FIVE OR 600, BUT WE WERE, UH, WE EITHER BROUGHT THEM OUT OF THE BACK MAYBE.

YEAH.

SO, SO PRETTY MUCH SO, YOU KNOW, THE MAIN THING, LIKE I SAID, GOING BACK TO THIS, UM, WE HAVE A NEW RECYCLING CONTRACT FOR THE CITY OF CARLIN IS GOING TO BE FOR THREE YEARS AND THERE'S GOING TO BE FOR A FLAT FEE.

SO, SO, UM, I THINK IT'S A REALLY GOOD THING IN THE SENSE THAT, UH, WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET ANY SORT OF PRICES IN IN THREE MONTHS OR SIX MONTHS IF THE ECONOMY CRASHES WHERE THE, THAT, THAT FEE IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO PAY FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS, DOES THAT COVER FUEL OR, OR IS EVERYTHING, IT COVERS EVERYTHING.

IT COVERS THE TRANSPORTATION.

IT COVERS THE COMPACTORS THAT WE USE TO COMPACT THE MATERIALS AND IT CAUSED THE, THE PROCESSING AND THE MARKETING OF THE MATERIALS.

THAT'S AWESOME.

SO IT'S, IT'S AN ONLY ONE FEE.

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THAT'S AWESOME.

I WISH I COULD DO THAT ON SOME OF MY ACCOUNTS.

YEAH.

IT'S LIKE I SAID, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW EXPENSIVE IT IS TO RECYCLE OR FOR, FOR US THAT WE HAVE TO PROCESS IT.

OKAY.

IT'S AMAZING HOW EXPENSIVE IT GETS FOR ME.

BECAUSE ALONG WITH THIS STUFF THAT WE CAN RECYCLE, WE GET A LOT THAT WE CAN'T, THEN WE HAVE TO PAY TO DISPOSE OF IT.

EXACTLY.

AND THAT'S ANOTHER THING THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT SHOULDN'T GO IN THE RECYCLING CONTAINER AND THAT CAN CONTAMINATE THE ENTIRE LOAD.

SO NOW YOU'VE GOT TO PAY FOR A FULL LOAD OF CONTAMINATION.

UH, LAST YEAR WE PAID ABOUT $175,000 IN CONTAMINATION FEES.

UH, SO THESE NEW CONTRACT, LIKE I SAID, IT'S ALL IN ONE.

I TOLD HIM, I DON'T WANT ANY, ANY ADDITIONAL FEES.

I NEED YOU TO GIVE ME YOUR, YOUR FEE PER TON.

AND THAT INCLUDES EVERYTHING.

SO LIKE I SAID, I THINK WE GOT A HELL OF A DEAL.

AND, UH, ESPECIALLY, YOU KNOW, SINCE THIS FOR THREE YEARS, IT SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.

WE, UH, WE HAVE BEEN PICKING UP THE PAIN UP AND PICKING UP AND PICKING UP MORE COMPANIES ARE NOW GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT RECYCLING, I GUESS, AS THEY'RE COMING BACK TO WORK, IT'S, IT'S BEEN A PRETTY INTERESTING, UM, COUPLE OF MONTHS WE GOT OUR R TWO CERTIFICATION AND THAT PUTS A LOT, IT MAKES IT A LOT MORE EXPENSIVE FOR SOME OF THE STUFF WE DEAL WITH.

YEAH.

YEAH.

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING FOR 22 YEARS.

WE HAVE BEEN ACCEPTING FREE RECYCLING FROM THE PEOPLE OF GARLAND AND, UH, WE'RE STILL DOING IT, BUT WE CAN'T DO TVS AND PRINTERS AND STUFF LIKE WE USED TO.

YEAH.

SO IT'S A STRANGE BUSINESS COMING BACK AROUND, I GUESS THAT'S IT FOR RECYCLING? ANY COMMUNITY INVOLVED IN NEWS? WELL THEN HOW ABOUT COMMUNITY INITIATIVES? DO WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT? KAYLA YOU'VE GOT ANYTHING YOU WANT TO THROW OUT THERE? WELL, THE LAST WE TALKED AND I KNOW, UH, YOU AND I EURO, UH, WE EMAILED ABOUT IT.

WE WERE HOPING TO GET THE STREET'S PRESENTATIONS.

SO THAT WAY WE COULD SORT OF HAVE DISCUSSION AFTER EVERYTHING.

I THINK THERE WERE A LOT OF ISSUES PERTAINING TO STREETS AND PARKING.

UM, THAT THAT'S ONE OF THE SAD THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HELPFUL TO HAVE A DISCUSSION.

WE COULDN'T GET THOSE PRESENTATIONS FOR THIS MONTH, SO WE'LL DO THEM NEXT MONTH.

CORRECT.

UM, BUT THEN WE THOUGHT JUST, JUST TO SORT OF START THE CONVERSATION, UM, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO INCLUDE EVERYTHING, BUT, UH, IT WOULD PROBABLY BE GOOD JUST TO OPEN UP THE FLOOR TO ANYONE WHO HAS HAD IDEAS FOR SOLUTIONS TO SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT WE ALL HAVE.

UH, AND MAYBE IF WE CAN'T WORKSHOP SOMETHING TO GET TO CITY COUNCIL, UM, BECAUSE THAT'S KIND OF WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO IS ADVISE GONE OR BEFORE I'M GONE, I COULD BE CYCLED.

SO YEAH, THAT'S TRUE.

I HAVE MY COMPLIMENTS UP FOR REELECTION AS WELL.

SO, UM, WE'VE GOT THREE OR FOUR PEOPLE RUNNING AND I CAN'T KEEP TRACK OVER HERE.

SO YEAH, WELL ACTUALLY, NO ONE IS RUNNING AGAINST MY COUNCILMEN.

SO I REALIZE THAT SO, UH, I SHOULD BE FINE.

THERE YOU GO.

THE THING THAT STICKS IN MY HEAD THROUGH, THROUGH THIS PROCESS AND I TOO, AM REALLY INTERESTED IN STREETS.

THE SIDEWALK THING WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING FOR ME.

UM, AND THAT, THAT THEY REALLY WANT TO HIT A LOT OF THOSE REALLY LITTLE ONES.

THEY WANT TO STRETCH THE BUDGET, DOING ALL THE LITTLE ONES, THOSE BIG ONES THAT WE'VE DISCUSSED AT THE DOWNTOWN TRAIN STATION WITH IT'S A LITTLE RABBIT TRAILS THROUGH THE DIRT.

THEY'RE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO GET TO FOR TWO OR THREE YEARS.

AND THAT JUST SEEMS WRONG TO ME, BUT I MEAN, THERE'S NOT MUCH WE CAN DO ABOUT IT.

WELL, WE'LL KEEP IN MIND THAT, YOU KNOW, IF YOU GUYS HAVE VERY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BOB, WE CAN, I CAN TALK TO MICHAEL AGAIN AND HE CAN COME BACK IN, IN A DRIZZLE OF VARIOUS SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.

BUT NOW THAT YOU GUYS HAVE HAD SOME TIME TO PROCESS ALL THIS INFORMATION AND YOU KNOW, YOU GUYS CAN BASICALLY MAKE A REQUEST OR ASK, OKAY, WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR SELECTING? WHAT STREET IS NEXT OR WHAT SIDEWALK IS SNATCHED? UH, IT'S JUST AN OPTION FOR YOU GUYS.

I THINK HE, I THINK HE TOLD US THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE A LITTLE WHILE BEFORE THEY GOT TO IT BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A BIG JOB.

UM, BUT TODAY, YOU KNOW, I DROVE DOWN JUPITER AND YOU LOOK AT THERE'S BUS STOPS IN THE MIDDLE OF GRASS AND MUD.

AND, AND I JUST DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT TO ME.

I MEAN, CAN YOU PUT A PAD THERE? IF YOU CAN'T PUT A SIDEWALK

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THERE, CAN YOU COMPEL THE BUSINESS OWNERS TO PUT IN SIDEWALKS OUT IN FRONT OF THEIR BUSINESSES? I MEAN, IT'S A HUGE LOGISTICS COMPANY, A MILLION SQUARE FOOT BUILDING, AND THEY'VE GOT NO SIDEWALK OUT IN FRONT.

IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT TO ME.

I HAD TO RIDE THE BUS AS A KID.

THIS IS A BIG, BIG, BIG SUBJECT FOR ME.

I'VE GONE TO WORK WITH WET FEET, YOU KNOW, IT'S TERRIBLE.

WELL, ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT THE SIDEWALK, IF YOU END UP DOING CONSTRUCTION OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT ON YOUR PROPERTY, LIKE MY CHURCH, WE'RE GETTING READY TO ADD A BUILDING.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS I GOT HIT WITH WAS, OH, BY THE WAY, YOU DO NOT HAVE A SIDEWALK.

THE CHURCH IS ON SHILOH ROAD AND AFFECTION, A STRETCH IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH.

ALL THE SHILOH DOES NOT HAVE A SIDEWALK.

THEN I WAS IN THE COURTROOM THAT THEY GET MY PERMIT.

I HAVE TO INCLUDE PUTTING A SIDEWALK THERE, TESTING, I'M SORRY.

I BET WE WE'LL DO SOME PEOPLE STILL DO WALK THE CHURCH.

AND, UH, I THINK, UH, I WAS GOING DOWN KINGSLEY TODAY AND NOTICED THE PEOPLE AT SATURDAY AND KINGSLEY.

I CAN'T REMEMBER THE NEGATIVES, BUT THEY WERE OUT THERE PICKING UP LITTER OUT IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH AND, AND ACTUALLY SWEEPING THE SIDEWALK, YOU KNOW, GOOD FOR THEM, PARISH STUFF.

AND, AND, AND IT'S A GOOD REPRESENTATION OF COMMITTED BE INVOLVEMENT AS FAR PEOPLE DON'T SEE OUT THERE, YOU KNOW, IT WAS A PAINTING.

SO THE ONE THING THAT REALLY SERVED ME IN ALL THE PRESENTATIONS BESIDES THE SIDEWALKS WAS THE CODE COMPLIANCE GUY CALLING US THAT THEY HAVE HAD THE SAME PEOPLE IN THE SAME AREAS FOR A GOOD NUMBER OF YEARS.

I MEAN, I THINK THE ONE IN MY AREA HAS BEEN HERE FOR 12 YEARS OR SO.

AND I THINK THAT'S MISGUIDED.

I MEAN, SURE YOU LEARN THE AREA AND THINGS, BUT IF YOU HAVE A SET OF PROBLEMS, IS THAT THE REASON, SOME AREAS OF THE CITY YOU'RE SEEING SOME NEGLECTED BECAUSE THE CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICER JUST CAN'T KEEP UP WITH WHAT THEY HAVE TO, OR THEY DON'T HAVE THE INITIATIVE THAT THEY DO IN SOME OTHER AREAS.

UM, OR THERE'S JUST NOBODY COMPLIES WITH IT.

I DON'T KNOW.

BUT I THINK IF THEY ROTATED THEM, IT WOULD BRING SOME NEW LIGHT INTO SOME OF THESE AREAS, PARTICULARLY LIKE MAYBE IN THE OLDER NEIGHBORHOODS.

AND I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF REASONS TO, THAT COULD BE, UH, FOR A PLACE MAYBE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, IF YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR, UH, CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICER, YOU CAN ALMOST BE SORT OF BLIND TO OVER TIME TO THE SAME PROBLEMS OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF VALUE TO GETTING A FRESH SET OF EYES IN A DIFFERENT AREA.

AND ALSO LIKE THE, LIKE THE OFFICER WAS SAYING, WE TALKED ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD POLICE, UH, PROGRAM.

UH, MAYBE YOU JUST HAVE AN OFFICER THAT, UH, A CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICER THAT MAYBE CAN'T, UH, CAN'T, UH, PROBLEM SOLVE WELL WITH A PARTICULAR PERSON THAT'S THEIR PARTICULAR BUSINESS OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES.

AND MAYBE MOVING PEOPLE AROUND AND HAVING SOMEONE ELSE TRY THEIR HAND AT SOLVING A PROBLEM COULD, COULD HELP SOME OF THESE AREAS.

YEAH, I'M, I'M IN COMPLETE AGREEMENT WITH THAT.

AND I REALLY THINK WE HAD TO PUT A RECOMMENDATION TO THEM FORWARD THAT THEY DO THAT BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT, UM, MAY NOT EVEN BE ABLE TO COMPREHEND THE PROBLEMS THAT THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE AREA HAVE, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, MAYBE THEY JUST CAN'T RELATE TO IT.

WHY YOU 16 CARS IN FRONT OF YOUR HOUSE? UM, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, THERE'S, EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY AND, AND EVERYBODY'S GOT TO COMPLY TO A CERTAIN EXTENT, BUT THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME WORKAROUNDS AND SOME WORK APPLIED TO SOME OF THESE PROBLEM AREAS.

I THINK REALLY COMMERCIAL THERE'S A LOT OF SHODDY LOOKING, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, BAD LOOKING SIGNS.

AND, UH, I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH, I MEAN, WE DON'T HAVE ANY SAY IN THE BUDGET, BUT IT SEEMS THAT THE COULD GUYS WERE THE ONES WHO WERE THE MOST OVERWORKED THAT THE WORK ON THEIR PLATE WAS STACKED SO HIGH.

AND THEY JUST, IT SEEMS LIKE, I THINK THE COMMERCIAL GUY SAID THAT THERE WERE TWO OF THEM FULL TIME FOR THE ENTIRE CITY.

AND, UH, I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TWO GUYS ARE EVER GOING TO GET TO THE AMOUNT OF PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE.

UH, AND THAT'S NOT EVEN TO SET ANYTHING UP FOR THE RESIDENTIAL CODE GUYS TOO.

SO WE MIGHT TRY TO THINK, WHAT CAN WE PROPOSE TO THE CITY ABOUT, ABOUT JUST THE MANPOWER ISSUE WITH, UH, THE CODE DEPARTMENT? YEAH, I THINK THEY NEED TO ADD COMPLIANCE OFFICERS, UNFORTUNATELY,

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THAT MAY REQUIRE THE CITY FINDING PEOPLE WHO DON'T GET THEIR CODES IN ORDER TO GENERATE THE PALMS NEEDED TO HIRE ADDITIONAL PEOPLE.

THAT'S NOT A VERY GOOD WORD.

JUST MEANT THAT I HAD A PROBLEM, OBVIOUSLY AS CITIZENS, IT'S UP TO THE RESPONSIBLE TO COME UP WITH HOW TO SOLVE IT BASED ON A RECOMMENDATION.

AND I BELIEVE THEY HAVE FOUR INSPECTORS NOT TO, I'LL TRY TO CONFIRM RIGHT NOW, BUT I THINK THEY HAVE FOUR.

IS THAT RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL FOR COMMERCIAL? FOR RESIDENTIAL, THEY HAVE ABOUT 16.

IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN 16 OR 17, WE'VE ALL, I'M PRETTY SURE EVERYBODY HERE HAS HAD A LETTER FROM A, AND THAT'S AT ONE POINT OR ANOTHER.

OH, I GUESS I'M THE ONLY ONE THEN CALL IT COMPLIANCE BEFORE.

YEAH, WELL, YEAH, I'LL DEFINITELY HAGEN.

I'M JUST SAYING BE SIX LETTERS.

THERE'S A LOT.

I DON'T KNOW.

NAH, WHAT WOULD YOU GUYS BE INTERESTED IN? MAYBE IF I REACH OUT TO A CODE AGAIN AND SEE IF THE DIRECTOR CAN COME BACK AND SAY, UH, SO THAT YOU GUYS CAN ASK IF THERE'S A SPECIFIC REASON WHY THEY DON'T LIKE TO MOVE PEOPLE AROUND.

YEAH.

WHY NOT? WHAT DO YOU THINK? YEAH.

I MEAN, THAT MIGHT, THAT MIGHT JUST BE AN EMAIL THAT WE SEND.

I DON'T KNOW.

NO, NO, NO.

UNLESS THERE'S MORE THAT WE HAVE.

YEAH.

I WAS JUST THINKING IN CASE YOU GUYS HAVE MORE QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO CODE? NO, I THINK WE'RE ALL ABOUT STREETS.

UM, LIGHTING SEEMED TO, UH, ANSWER EVERYBODY'S QUESTIONS ABOUT LIGHTING, BUT, UH, I WALKED AND THE PARKING ISSUES AND RECENTLY THEY WERE GOING TO VOTE ON WHETHER OR NOT YOU CAN BUILD, UM, IN-LAWS SWEETS AND YOUR YARD.

AND ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WAS, UM, HOW WOULD THEY ADJUST FOR THE ADDITIONAL PARKING KIND OF SPOOKY? SO THERE'S ENOUGH CARS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD TO FILL UP THE AIRPORT PARKING LOT.

I DON'T KNOW IF THESE PEOPLE HAVE DRIVEWAYS, CAUSE I'VE NEVER GONE DOWN THE ALLEYS, BUT GOOD LORD.

WELL, ONE THING, UM, THAT I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT, UM, BASED ON ALL OF THE SPEECH MUTATIONS WE'VE HAD AND ALL OF THE THINGS THAT I'VE LEARNED THAT I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT, UM, I THINK THERE'S PROBABLY AS A COMMUNICATION ISSUE, UH, WITH THE CITY AND THE PEOPLE, UH, THE CITIZENS.

AND I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW THAT I HAVE A GREAT SOLUTION, BUT I THINK WE COULD PROBABLY COME UP WITH SOME IDEAS.

UM, I'VE HAD SO MANY CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS OF MINE ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE CITY HAS A PROGRAM FOR THAT, OR, YOU KNOW, THE CITY CAN, CAN HELP, UH, REPAIR THE SIDEWALK IF YOU, IF YOU APPLY.

AND THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVE NO IDEA THE SERVICES THAT THE CITY OFFERS.

AND, UH, I THINK PART OF THAT IS JUST US BEING INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY AND HAVING THIS CONVERSATION.

BUT I KNOW THAT PART OF IT IS, IS SOMEHOW CONNECTING THE DEPARTMENTS OF THE CITY STRAIGHT TO CITIZENS.

UH, I HAD NO IDEA WE HAD A NEIGHBORHOOD POLICE PROGRAM.

UH, I SENT AN EMAIL TO MY, THE OFFICER IN MY AREA THE NEXT DAY AFTER WE HAD THAT PRESENTATION.

AND I FEEL LIKE IF MORE CITIZENS WERE AWARE OF THESE GREAT PROGRAMS, UM, IT, IT WOULD GO A LONG WAY TO SOLVING SOME OF THE SAME ISSUES THAT WE ALL KIND OF HAVE RAISED.

SO I THINK ONE, MAYBE WE COULD COME UP WITH AN IDEA OF, UH, PROPOSING SOMETHING TO THE COUNCIL ABOUT HOW TO INCREASE COMMUNICATION.

UM, AND I KNOW THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT SOCIAL MEDIA THERE'S NEXT DOOR, THERE'S FACEBOOK ARE THERE ALL THESE THINGS, THERE'S STILL A PRINTED PAPER THAT I GET, UM, WHICH I PROBABLY GET MORE INFORMATION FROM THAT, FROM THAT FROM FACEBOOK, JUST BECAUSE I'M NOT REALLY ON FACEBOOK, BUT THERE'S GOTTA BE A BETTER WAY TO GET THIS INFORMATION INTO THE HANDS OF THE CITIZENS THAN, UH, THAN THEY'RE DOING RIGHT NOW.

I KNOW I DEAL WITH A LOT CITIES AND MY BUSINESS, MY BUSINESSES, AND, UM, WHILE THE GARLAND WEBSITE WAS RECENTLY IMPROVED, IT STILL HAS

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TO BE A DESIRED.

UM, AND, UH, THERE, THERE COULD BE SOME WORK DONE THERE TO TRY TO, YOU KNOW, HAVE YOU HAVE YOU A QUESTION ABOUT A CITY SERVICE OR A COMPLAINT TO WHERE YOU CAN GO STRAIGHT THERE AND MAYBE A LIST OF FAQ'S FOR PEOPLE TO KIND OF GO THROUGH BILINGUAL OR TRILINGUAL PERHAPS.

AND, UH, AND, AND MAYBE THEY CAN IT THAT WAY.

I KNOW THAT EVERY TIME SOMETHING HAPPENS, I KNOW SEVERAL PEOPLE HERE ARE MEMBERS OF THE GARLAND GROUP AND, UH, YOU'VE HEARD PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT, UM, I GOT A TICKET TODAY AND I JUST RAN IN MY HOUSE, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE THEY'RE BLOCKING THE SIDEWALK.

MY DAUGHTER TOLD ME MY DAUGHTER GOT A TICKET FOR BLOCKING THE, I KIND OF CREDIT HER HOUSE.

SO, AND TH TH WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

AND SUDDENLY THE MARSHALL'S ALL OVER HERE, SOMEBODY MUST'VE TO CALL HIM AND, YOU KNOW, MAYBE TO KEEP NEIGHBORS FROM CHASING NEIGHBORS, THEY SHOULD KNOW THAT IT IS A CITY WIDE PROGRAM.

AND THE MARSHALS ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE PARKING ACROSS THE SIDEWALKS AND ISSUING TICKETS.

AND MAYBE THEY SHOULD LEARN TO PARK LIKE AIMING THE RIGHT WAY ON THE STREET AND EVERYTHING TOO.

NO, I KNOW.

UM, MY SELF, MY VISION IS NOT SO GREAT AT NIGHT.

AND SOMETIMES YOU SEE HEADLIGHTS REFLECTING BACK AT YOU AS YOU'RE DRIVING DOWN THE STREET, AND IT CAN GET VERY CONFUSING AS TO WHICH WAY TRAFFIC IS SUPPOSED TO BE MOVING ON.

SOME OF THESE SITES TRIPS TO, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE AREN'T PARKING ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD FACING THE WAY THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO FACE.

THEY JUST PARKED WITH SERVERS, CONVENIENT, JUMPED OUT THE DOOR AND RUNNING, BUT MAYBE THAT'S JUST ME TOO.

NOW IT'S A LOT OF THAT.

AND, YOU KNOW, AND THAT THING THAT, UM, THAT I CAN NOT SUGGEST TO, TO YOU GUYS, IS I CAN REACH OUT TO THE PUBLIC MEDIA RELATIONS DEPARTMENT AND THEY CAN COME OUT AND TALK TO YOU GUYS.

THAT WOULD BE COOL AND EXPLAIN ALL THE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT THEY'RE DOING.

UH, CAUSE I KNOW THAT THEY'RE CONSTANTLY ASKING FOR FEEDBACK FROM THE CITIZENS.

AND I THINK THIS GROUP WILL BE IDEAL FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

YEAH.

THEY PROBABLY DON'T KNOW WE EXIST EITHER.

I'M PRETTY SURE THEY DEAL WITH BETTY.

I HEARD YOUR CLOCK.

YOU WERE THERE.

YEAH.

YEAH.

SO WE, WE SKIPPED OVER YOUR STUFF HERE A LITTLE BIT.

DO WE HAVE ANYTHING ELSE ON THE COMMUNITY INITIATIVES? I THINK THAT HAVING THE MEDIA PEOPLE UP IS A FANTASTIC IDEA.

OKAY.

AND, UM, THE, UH, I LIKE TO SAY ONE MORE THING ABOUT THIS, THE STREET CONSTRUCTION THING.

DOES ANYBODY BESIDES ME THINK THERE ARE OUT OF A TIME LIMIT ON THIS STUFF? I MEAN, THERE ARE PARTS OF SHILOH AND KINGSLEY, THE BENNETT CONSTRUCTION AND WELL OVER A YEAR, LIKE THEY'RE JUST, I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THEY EVEN KNOW THE BARRELS ARE STILL THERE.

YOU KNOW? I MEAN, REALLY, I, I THINK IF IT'S GOING TO TAKE YOU A YEAR, YOU SHOULD SAY THAT UPFRONT AND SAY FOR A YEAR, THIS BROTHER'S GOING TO BE JACKED UP, FIND A NEW JOB.

YOU KNOW, LET ME, LET ME OFFER A COUNTERPOINT TO THAT, BOB, BECAUSE MY STREET JUST GOT REDONE AND IT WAS NOW W WHAT THEY DID WAS THEY LAID DOWN THE BLACKTOP OVER TOP OF IT, WHICH, UH, IS, YOU KNOW, IT'S A COST EFFECTIVE WAY TO REDO THE STREET.

IT'S ALSO A MUCH QUICKER WAY TO DO IT.

UM, AND THEY WERE DONE IN LIKE THREE DAYS.

UH, I MEAN, JUST CAME IN, PUT NOTICES THAT THEY PUT SIGNS DOWN IN THE GRASS.

UH, YOU KNOW, SO NO ONE PARKED THERE.

IT DID ONE HALF, ONE DAY.

AND, UH, THEY DID LIKE ANOTHER HALF THE OTHER DAY.

UM, AND IT'S, IT'S OUR WHOLE LITTLE NEIGHBORHOOD, BASICALLY THE WHOLE THING GOT RESURFACED, WHICH IS GREAT.

THAT NEWS IS MY FRONT BUMPER.

NOW SCRAPES, EVERY TIME I LEAVE MY DRIVEWAY, WHICH I SENT A, I SENT A PICTURE OF THAT TO THEM AND SAID, HEY, UH, CAN YOU COME SMOOTH THIS OUT UNTIL THEY'RE LIKE, SO SORRY, THANKS FOR BRINGING IT TO OUR ATTENTION.

UH, AND THEY'RE COMING OUT TO REDO IT, BUT AT LEAST IN MY EXPERIENCE WAS THEY, THEY KNOCKED THE WHOLE THING OUT AND OUR, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD LOOKS A LOT BETTER.

AND I'M SURE ONE MORE PRESENTATION.

I'M SURE WHEN WE HAVE THE PRESENTATION NEXT MONTH, THEY'LL BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN LIKE HOW THEY DECIDE WHAT GETS SLACKED OFF AND HOW THEY DECIDE WHAT ACTUALLY GETS GRILLED UP AND RE POURED.

BUT I'VE BEEN, WE'RE PRETTY HAPPY WITH THAT.

WE HAD THAT DONE OVER HERE A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.

AND, UH, YOU KNOW, THE SAME HOLES ARE BACK NOW, TWO YEARS LATER THAT WE'RE THERE, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE THEY JUST COVERED THEM UP.

BUT I'M REFERRING MORE TO THE, WHEN THEY HAVE COMMERCIAL CONTRACTORS TO THE CITY GETS IN AND OUT AND BUZZERS.

I MEAN, THEY TORE THE, ALL THE CONCRETE ON FRONT OF MY HOUSE.

LIKE THREE WEEKS AFTER I MOVED IN HERE, WE'D BEEN IN A PORT-A-POTTY OUT IN FRONT

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OF THE HOUSE FOR CHRISTMAS.

WE WENT OUT THERE AND PUT LIGHTS ON IT.

THERE WAS, IT WAS OUT THERE UNTIL NEARLY MARCH.

I MEAN, I WORKED FOR TEXTILE FOR 32 YEARS.

WHAT THE CITIES, THE, WHAT THESE CONTRACTING JOBS WITH THE CITY'S PROBABLY DOING IS THEY'RE OPEN.

THEY'RE ALWAYS LOW BID.

THEY PROBABLY GIVE THEM LIKE A YEAR, YEAR AND A HALF, TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE THE TASK.

AND THEY THREW THE VERY MINIMUM RESOURCES ADDED TO GET IT DONE IN THAT YEAR, YEAR AND A HALF, TWO YEARS, YOU HAVE TO WRITE IN THE INCENTIVES TO GET THE JOB DONE QUICKLY.

SO THAT'S PROBABLY THE BOTTOM LINE THERE.

THEY'RE JUST TRYING TO DO AS CHEAPLY AS POSSIBLE.

THEY NEED AHEAD OF TIMELINE.

I MEAN, THE CITY IS PERFECTLY WE'RE BULLET.

I'M SAYING THAT SHOULD PUT A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME IS TO DO IT.

THEY CAN BID ACCORDINGLY SOMEBODY SOMEBODY'S GOTTA BE STAYING IN ON THEM SAYING, OKAY, LET'S, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE HAVE TO DRIVE UP AND DOWN.

I'LL HAVE TO GO TO JOBS AND HAVE TO DRIVE THIS.

SO LET'S TRY TO GET THIS DONE IN THREE MONTHS OR SOME OTHER HOUSE.

YOU GET YOUR PAYMENTS BASED ON CERTAIN LEVELS OF COMPLETION.

AND I'M SURE THE CITY COULD ARRANGE THAT AS WELL.

I MEAN, THEY DID CONSTRUCTION ON KINGSLEY, WHICH I TAKE TO WORK EVERY DAY.

AND IT STARTED A FEW MONTHS BEFORE COVID AND 14 MONTHS LATER THERE WAS STILL CURBS MISSING.

THERE WAS LITERALLY TWO GUYS WORKING ON THE STREET AND THEY REPLACED THEM WATER PIPES, BUT THERE'D BE TWO PICKUP TRUCKS OUT THERE EVERYDAY AND EQUIPMENT FOR A MILE AND A HALF PARKED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

AND THE GUY JUMPED IN HIS PICKUP TRUCK AND GO DOWN AND GET THE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT AND BRING IT BACK.

AND I'M QUITE SURE JIMMY HAS ABSOLUTELY MINIMUM RESOURCES ON THAT ONE.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY GOES UP AND DOWN SHILOH, BUT MOLLY THAT'S BEEN A YEAR AND A HALF OR MORE TO, WELL, THAT'S ALL I GOT ON WHAT'S COMING.

UM, I THINK WE NEED TO ROLL BACK IF NOBODY ELSE HAS ANYTHING AND GET UP, KEEP GROWING BEAUTIFUL.

UP-TO-DATE UM, WE RIGHT NOW KEEP GOING AND BEAUTIFUL SERVING MORE.

AS I SUPPLY A STATION, UH, LAST WEEK, A GROUP FROM S A R R, WHICH IS THE ISLAMIC GROUP IN DALLAS, UM, DID A CLEAN THAT, AND WE PROVIDED ALL THE SUPPLIES NEXT SATURDAY, THE, UH, GARLAND YOUTH COUNCIL IS DOING A CLEANUP AND WE'RE PROVIDING THE SUPPLIES.

SO RIGHT NOW WE, AS A GROUP ARE NOT AT PICKING UP STUFF, WE'RE JUST HELPING OTHER PEOPLE DO THAT, SO THAT YEAH.

OR WE HAD NEEDED DONATIONS FOR MORE SUPPLIES.

NOT YET.

WE'RE DOING PRETTY GOOD.

UM, SO, WELL ACTUALLY WE GOT SUPPLIES.

UH, WE APPLIED TO THESE BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE IF WE DO THE WATERWAYS OR THE SPRING TRASH OFF, THEY WILL GIVE US SUPPLIES.

AND WE GOT A BIG EYE, GOOD SHIPMENT OF, UH, TRASH BAGS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.

SO WE'VE GOT THOSE, UM, WE'RE GOING TO BE NEAT AND GLOVES.

UM, BUT THAT'S, THAT'S NOT A REALLY BIG EXPENSE.

UM, BUT WE'VE BELONGED OUT VAST AND, UH, GRABBERS AND TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT GROUPS AT DIFFERENT TIMES, AND THAT'S NOT TOO BAD OF A SITUATION, UH, TO BE DOING.

AND, UH, I JUST, I FINISHED TWO WEEKS AGO ON JUDGING THE GOVERNOR'S COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT OR WARDS FOR, UM, FOR SMALL TOWNS, 3,500 TO 5,000 PEOPLE.

THAT WAS INTERESTING READING THEIR, UH, WHAT THEY'VE DONE.

AND I JUST FINISHED DOING THE JUDGING ON SPECIAL PROJECTS.

AND, UH, THAT WAS ONE, UH, CATEGORY AND ANOTHER CATEGORY WAS, UH, UH, GROUPS OR, UM, YEAH, LARGE GROUPS THAT HAVE DONE THINGS.

AND THAT HAS BEEN REALLY INTERESTING.

SO I'M FINISHED WITH THAT.

WELL, I REPORT WE'LL GO IN FRIDAY, BUT I'VE, I HAVE LEARNED A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT.

EVERYBODY SHOULD SIT IN ON THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

THERE'S A LOT GOING ON IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

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THERE'S A LOT GOING ON IN GARLAND AND THERE'S A LOT GOING ON IN THE WHOLE STATE THAT PEOPLE JUST DO NOT KNOW ABOUT.

YEAH.

I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT THAT.

UH, NO, UH, THIS TRUE, UH, PART, I'M GOING TO SAY THAT PART OF THE REASON PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IS WE DO NOT HAVE A LOCAL NEWSPAPER AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS HAVE LOCAL NEWS AND NO, WE DON'T, WE DON'T HAVE THAT.

SO, UM, AND MY NEIGHBOR, I HAVE A NEIGHBOR WHO SWEARS THAT, UH, THE TV STATIONS WILL NOT INCLUDE GARLAND IN ANYTHING, UNLESS THERE'S A SHOOTING.

AND, UH, I DON'T KNOW BECAUSE THE TORNADOES TORNADOES, ALL RIGHT.

SO, UH, AF THAT'S PART OF THE REASON, BUT THE PUBLIC RELATIONS, DOROTHY, WHITE HER GROUP, THEY DO A GREAT JOB OF TRYING TO GET NEWS OUT.

AND, UH, THAT LITTLE NEWSPAPER YOU GET CITY PRESS HAS A LOT IN IT.

AND THEN EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT THEY HAVE THE CITY BRIEFS, BUT PEOPLE DO NOT READ THEM.

I TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THEM AND THEY SAY, THEY'RE WHAT THEY HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF THEM.

AND THEY DON'T READ THEIR NEWSPAPER.

I MEAN, THEIR CITY CAREER CEDAR.

SO, UH, IT'S NOT THAT THERE'S NOT, IT'S A ONE-WAY COMMUNICATIONS THING, I THINK.

OKAY.

THAT WAS MY REPORT FROM KEEP GOING.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR BETTY? YES.

SO WHEN YOU GUYS START BACK UP YOUR, YOUR LITTER PICKUP, DO YOU GUYS SOLICIT GROUPS OR DO YOU JUST WAIT FOR THEM TO COME TO YOU? A LITTLE OF BOTH.

UM, UM, WE GO TO DIFFERENT EVENTS AND TELL PEOPLE ABOUT IT AND WE TALK ABOUT IT AND WE ASK PEOPLE TO SIGN UP, TO DO, UH, ALL KINDS OF, WE DON'T JUST DO PLAYING THAT.

WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, THE TWO BARDENS THAT WE MAINTAIN, WE HAVE, UM, AND WE HAVE EVEN MADE TALKS AT DIFFERENT PLACES.

SO YEAH, IT'S, IT'S A COMBINATION OF THE TWO WE ASK PEOPLE TO JOIN.

AND THEN WE JUST HEAR FROM PEOPLE THE KEY, THIS THING TWO WEEKS AGO, I GOT THIS CALL FROM A YOUNG LADY AT THE CARLIN HIGH SCHOOL.

AND SHE WANTED TO KNOW IF, UH, IF SHE COULD GET SOME VOLUNTEER HOURS BECAUSE SHE NEEDED THEM.

WELL, I'VE, I'M IN TWO DIFFERENT, UM, UH NON-PROFITS SO I CAN SIGN OFF, YOU KNOW, EITHER, EITHER ONE.

AND I SAID, WELL, WE'VE GOT THE CLEANUPS AND SAW.

AND I SAID, BUT WE HAVE THESE GARDENS AND, UH, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WE ALWAYS NEED HELP FOR, SHE CAME OUT AND HELPED ME PULL WEEDS AND PULL GRASS.

SO, UH, LET SHE WANTS TO DO THE CLAIM THAT'S TOO, BUT WE JUST GET, UH, LOTS OF, LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS, BUT EVERY YEAR I SEND A LETTER TO THE, UM, UH, ACTIVITY DIRECTOR OR TWICE A YEAR, THAT ACTIVITY DIRECTORS OF THE, UH, HIGH SCHOOLS.

AND THERE ARE SEVEN HIGH SCHOOLS IN GARLAND SCHOOL, GIS DAY, AND THEN THERE'S THE INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP.

AND WE GET PEOPLE FROM THEM WHO WANT TO DO VOLUNTEER HOURS.

SO THAT'S A BIG SOURCE, BUT WE'VE HAD NEW PEOPLE JUST CALL AND SAY, WHAT CAN WE DO THEY SEE IT ON FACEBOOK OR ON OUR WEBSITE? RIGHT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT CAR? KEEP ROLLING.

BEAUTIFUL.

WELL, I WOULD TELL YOU ALL, WE DO A LOT OF WORK.

WE ARE, WE'RE BUSY ALL THE TIME.

IT'S JUST A LITTLE TINY GROUP.

UH, BUT WE PRETTY WELL, REVA DOES A LOT OF, UH, WORKING WITH THE, UM, UH, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE OTHER PEOPLE WHO, UH, WE HAVE A PERSON WHO DOES THE, UH, UH, ADOPT THE POWAY.

DANIEL DOES THE ADOPT A HIGHWAY.

SO WE ALWAYS HAVE PROJECTS GOING ON.

AND IF YOU WANT TO JOIN A PROJECT, WE WILL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO DO.

WE'D LIKE THAT.

WE LIKE VOLUNTEERS.

AND WITH ANOTHER THING, WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT WITH MATT AND KIND OF PARTNERING WITH HIM AND HE PROVIDES SOME, UH, VOLUNTEERS AND WE PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS FOR HIM.

SO THIS HAS BEEN WORKING OUT VERY WELL.

OKAY.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AROUND GAINFUL

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ENVIRONMENTAL RECOGNITION? WELL, STILL WE'RE GOING TO DO THE GARLAND HOSPITAL, UM, HONOR SOCIETY, BUT I JUST HATE TO S YOU KNOW, DO THE LITTLE WHEEL, A LITTLE TINY THING.

USUALLY WE RECOGNIZE THEM IN A, UH, CITY COUNCIL MEETING, BUT SO WE HAVE, WE POSTPONED THAT, JUST NOT DOING IT UNTIL THEY CAN GET A LITTLE MORE PUBLIC RECOGNITION.

THAT'S WHY WE NEED THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER.

AND WE CAN DO ALL THAT KIND OF PUBLIC RECOGNITION, THE CITY PRESS AUTO, JUMP ON THAT.

YEAH.

AND, YOU KNOW, UH, DOROTHY WHITE IS THE ONE THAT I WANT TO INVITE TO COME TALK TO YOU GUYS.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU GUYS CAN ADDRESS WITH HER.

AND THAT'S KIND OF AS IF IT'S SOMETHINGS THAT HER TEAM CAN DO IT IS DOROTHY'S.

AND SHE'S ALWAYS ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO INPUT.

WHAT, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? WHAT CAN, YOU KNOW, FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON? ALL RIGHT.

LOOKS LIKE WE ARE AT FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. ANYBODY HAVE ANY SUGGESTED OVER TO WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT IN ADDITION TO WHAT WE'VE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT? YOU KNOW, THERE'S SOMETHING THAT I DO NOT KNOW, BUT MANY OF YOU DO, I LIKE TO KNOW MORE OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN DOWNTOWN GARLAND.

OKAY.

THAT WOULD BE A DOWNTOWN GARLAND ASSOCIATION.

AND NOW IF SOMEBODY WOULD COME FROM THEM, BUT THEY'VE GOT BIG PLANS AND THEN THE PARKS APARTMENTS GOING TO REDEVELOP THE DOWNTOWN AREA, UH, I BLOCKED THEM.

THERE HAS BEEN SO MANY PROPOSALS FOR THAT.

YOU CAN CARRY A CUP OUT FROM THE CARY HODSON FROM INTRINSIC THAT'S.

AND IT WAS RIGHT DOWN THE STREET FROM ME.

RIGHT.

I CAN CALL HIM AND ASK HIM IF HE'D LIKE TO COME AND TELL US WHAT THE BUSINESS OWNERS ARE.

SO PATIENT, AND I THINK HE'S IN CHARGE.

HE'S THE PRESIDENT OF THAT NOW, I THINK, YEAH, WE ALSO, WE ALSO HAVE A CITY EMPLOYEE THAT HAS BEEN ACTING AS A PROJECT MANAGER FOR OLDER DOWNTOWN CONSTRUCTION.

SO IF YOU GUYS WANT ME TO REACH OUT TO HER, I CAN DO THAT AS WELL.

TERRIBLE ABOUT THAT.

OKAY.

THAT'S MY, ONCE A WEEK, WE EAT DINNER OUT, SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE ON THE SQUARE.

THE NICE THING FROM A NEXT, WELL, THAT IS ALL I HAVE HERE.

DO WE HAVE ANY CITIZENS FOR CALMING? SO I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ANY CITIZENS, NO STATUS BESIDES BESIDES US.

NO.

UH, EARLY LAST MONTH YOU SAID YOU'D HAVE A REPORT ABOUT ONE WE COULD POSSIBLY START MEETING IN PERSON AGAIN.

HE SAID THE CITY COUNCIL WAS GOING TO DISCUSS IT.

NO, THEY, THEY, IT'S NOT, IT HASN'T BEEN ON THEIR, ON THEIR AGENDA.

OKAY.

SO AS SOON AS I FIND OUT, YOU GUYS WILL BE THE FIRST ONES TO KNOW, BUT AS OF NOW, IT HASN'T EVEN BEEN ON THEIR AGENDA FOR THEIR MEETINGS, A GYM.

WE COULD HAVE AN OUTDOOR ZOOM MEETING YOUR TABLE AND, AND, AND USE CARRY WIFI AND, UH, MAKE LIKE WE'RE ALL AT HOME.

JUST PUT HOME BACKGROUNDS ON YOUR ZOOM.

AND, UH, THAT WAY WE CAN AT LEAST SEE ONE ANOTHER, UM, IS HOW HAS EVERYBODY WITH VACCINATIONS? WHO ALL I KNOW, UH, CALEB GOT HIS, I'VE GOT ONE OF THEM WITH ME.

I'VE GOTTEN TWO.

YEAH.

I GOT TWO TOO.

WHEN WE WERE AT THE FRISCO ON SATURDAY, THERE WAS A YOUNG LADY FROM A MEDICAL CITY RUNNING THROUGH THE CROWD, ASKING PEOPLE IF THEY'D LIKE IT PATIENT, BECAUSE THEY HAVE LIKE 15 LEFTOVER FROM PEOPLE THAT RESERVED AND DIDN'T SHOW UP.

YOU SHOULD SEE THE PEOPLE SHYING AWAY FROM HERE.

I DON'T KNOW.

I GUESS, I GUESS IF YOU'RE OUT DRINKING WINE AT A FESTIVAL AND SOMEBODY ASKS YOU, IF YOU WANT TO FREEZE MIGHT BE A LITTLE SKETCHY, BUT I DON'T KNOW.

I REALLY EXPECTED, LIKE TO SEE HERE, GOING BACK THROUGH THE CROWD WITH A LINE OF PEOPLE AND YEAH, I DON'T KNOW WHAT HER SUCCESS WAS.

I WILL SAY FROM A CUTE GROUND, BEAUTIFUL, UM, STANDPOINT, FRISCO.

THEY HAVE SIGNS UP TO KEEP FRISCO BEAUTIFUL ALL AROUND TOWN, LIKE STREETS.

AND I'M WONDERING WHAT IT WOULD.

WELL, BOB, WE HAVE NEVER HAD ANY MONEY UNTIL RECENTLY.

UH,

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WE, YEAH, WE, UM, HAVE HAD A FEW GRANTS, BUT WE HAVE TO BE VERY SPECIFIC.

AND IF WE WOULD ASK FOR, IF WE COULD WORK UP A GRANT TO GET SCIENCE LIKE THAT, WE'D BE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU GUYS CAN ALSO ASK BECAUSE DOROTHY IS IN CHARGE OF ALL OF THAT, ALL THE SIGNAGE FOR THE CITY.

SO SHE MIGHT HAVE SOME MONEY YOU NEVER KNOW.

AND THEY ALSO, AT LEAST USED TO HAVE THEIR OWN SIGN DEPARTMENT WHERE THEY WOULD, THEY STILL DO ALL, THOSE ARE REALLY GOOD QUESTIONS SAVING FOR THE NEXT MEETING.

AND I'M HOPING THAT SHE'LL BE AVAILABLE IN MAY, BUT IF NOT, I'M PRETTY SURE I CAN GET HER FOR DOING.

AND, AND, AND, UH, I WILL ASK CARRIE, UM, PROBABLY NOT THIS ONE, RIGHT? DO WE WANT THEM FOR MATH? WHY NOT? EVERYBODY IS INTERESTED IN DOWNTOWN? WELL, REMEMBER THAT FOR MAY.

WE ALREADY HAVE THE STREETS DEPARTMENT AND I ANTICIPATE THAT TO BE A LONG CONVERSATION WITH A LOT OF QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

THAT'S JUNE, IF I'M STILL HERE.

I THINK THAT'S AFTER THAT, I MIGHT BE, I MIGHT BE FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY BOY, WHILE I HAVE QUESTIONS, CITIZEN, YOU WILL BE A CITIZEN BOMB.

YES.

I WILL BE ALLOWED CITIZEN.

I THINK THAT MIGHT BE MY CALLING ANYWAY, BEING AS I'M ALREADY LOUD.

RIGHT.

MY GRANDSON TOLD HIM THE WHO, WHO'S YOUR WHO'S YOUR GRANDFATHER GETS THE BIG LOUD ONE.

AND CAN YOU USE HOW MUCH THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

UM, IT WAS TRULY A PLEASURE TO SEE EVERYBODY AGAIN THIS WEEK.

AND THANK YOU FOR SHOWING UP AND I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE.

THANKS, MATT.

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