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EVERYONE.

AND IT'S SO

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GOOD TO SEE YOU.

[Community Multicultural Commission on April 29, 2021.]

NO, THANK YOU.

I'M REALLY EXCITED.

I HAD THE WONDERFUL PLEASURE OF SEEING JENNIFER AT A VERY MOVING EVENT THIS WEEKEND FOR THE DAY OF, IS IT CALLED THE DAY OF RESENTMENT, JENNIFER? YES.

MA'AM.

YES.

MA'AM AND VIETNAM WAR.

AND YOU KNOW, THE CELEBRATING THE ANNIVERSARY, WHICH IS TOMORROW OF THE FALL OF SAIGON AND ALL OF THE MANY LIVES THAT WERE LOST, BOTH VIETNAMESE AND FROM ALL OF THE NATO COUNTRIES THAT WERE THERE FIGHTING, BUT ALSO THE INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE OF THE VIETNAMESE AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS WHO MOVED HERE WITH VERY, VERY LITTLE THAT THEY COULD TAKE FROM THEIR COUNTRY AND CAME TO OURS AND ENRICHED IT SO VERY MUCH.

AND I WAS LIKE, JENNIFER, I HOPE THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE AT THIS MEAN SHE'S LIKE HANGING IN THERE.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE, SHE WAS RIGHT.

THANK YOU, JENNIFER.

SO LET'S GO STRAIGHT TO THE AGENDA.

SO THAT EVERYONE'S TIME IS RESPECTED.

UM, APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE LAST MEETING.

DID EVERYONE HAVE A CHANCE TO REVIEW THE MINUTES? YES MA'AM.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY REVISIONS OR EDITS? WOW.

YES.

THANK YOU.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND, SECOND? ALL IN FAVOR.

THANK YOU.

THE MOTION CAME FROM LV.

SECOND CAME FROM STEPHANIE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OKAY.

ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION ITEM A IS CREATE AND PUBLICIZE A COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER.

AND WE, UM, WE TALKED ABOUT SEVERAL WAYS TO APPROACH DOING THAT.

ONE OF WHICH WAS HAVING OUR OWN SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE I MET WITH, UM, DURING FREE FROM THE CITY OF GARLAND DOROTHY'S ROLE IS PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING.

IS THAT CORRECT? RENEE? YES.

AND SO GARZA WHO ON HER TEAM AND THEY MADE IT VERY CLEAR THAT THAT WAS NOT SOMETHING THAT THEY WERE COMFORTABLE WITH A COMMISSION BEING ABLE TO DO B AND FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS, ALL OF WHICH ARE VALID.

WHAT THEY DID SAY IS THAT, UM, AND I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED.

SO I'M NOT GOING TO SAY I LOVE THAT ANSWER, BUT I GET IT.

UM, WHAT THEY DID SAY IS THAT AS LONG AS WE HAVE CONTENT THAT DOES NOT NEED TO BE FREQUENTLY UPDATED AND THERE WAS NO REAL GUIDELINE ON WHAT FREQUENTLY IS.

WE CAN HAVE INFORMATION ON OUR PAGE, ON THE WEBSITE.

YEAH, THAT'S DISAPPOINTING BECAUSE WE WERE LOOKING AT SOCIAL AS ONE OF OUR PRIMARY METHODS OF COMMUNICATION.

BUT I THINK THAT WHAT WE DO IS NOW CHALLENGE OURSELVES TO FIGURE OUT HOW ELSE WE CAN MOVE ON.

AND YOU KNOW, WHAT I SAID IS I'M NOT GOING TO TURN MY OWN PERSONAL SOCIAL MEDIA INTO CMC, CONSTANT BLAST.

AND WHILE THEY'VE FELT THAT, YOU KNOW, THE CITY OF GARLANDS, UM, SOCIAL AND WEBSITE OR GOOD INFORMATION SOURCES, UH, YOU KNOW, WE'RE TRYING TO GET INFORMATION TO PEOPLE WHO AREN'T GETTING IT RIGHT NOW.

AND THOSE INFORMATION SOURCES EXIST AND PEOPLE DON'T KNOW.

SO THERE'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE THERE AND IDEAS THAT WE CAN COME UP WITH FOR WAYS TO SHARE EMAIL IS NOT MY BEST WAY, BUT IT MAY BE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE.

BUT I THINK WE HAVE TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT I'M FIGURING OUT WAYS TO GET THE WORD OUT OTHER THAN JUST BY SOCIAL MEDIA.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS THAT WE COULD CONSIDER? WHAT ABOUT THAT NEIGHBORS THING? CAN WE DO IT IN THERE? YOU MEAN LIKE, AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD CHATTER THING? I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT IT'S CALLED NEIGHBORS OR NEIGHBORHOOD OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

OH, SORRY, GO AHEAD.

YOU GO AHEAD.

NO, I WAS GOING TO JUST PRETEND IT'S TWO THINGS.

UM, I THINK IT'S CALLED THE GARLAND BRIEF.

LIKE I GET IT.

I GET LIKE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN GARLAND COMMUNICATION UPDATES VIA EMAIL BECAUSE I SUBSCRIBED TO IT.

UM, SO AT THE, IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SPEAKING GROUP? THAT'S CITY BRIEFS.

OH, SYDNEY BREEZE.

WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT IS WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE, IN YOUR AREA? LIKE SHE MEANS SHOOTINGS OR A FIRE OR A BURGLARY NEXT DOOR.

YEAH.

OKAY.

THAT ONE, UH, DEBRA MORRIS IS CONSTANTLY BUDDING STUFF ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN GARLAND.

SO WE CAN USE ANYTHING THAT, THAT WE HAVE ACCESS TO ALVIA WHO

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HAVE A GOOD NEXT DOOR, NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION KIND OF THING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

I WOULD ABSOLUTELY ENCOURAGE YOU IF THAT'S A PLACE WHERE YOU ARE ACTIVE, I AM NOT ACTIVE ON NEXT DOOR.

UM, I'VE NEVER WRITTEN ANY DID NOT, BUT I DO LOOK AT IT.

WELL, IF YOU LOOK AT IT AND YOU KNOW, OTHERS WHO LOOK AT IT, THEN IT'S REALLY GOOD.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, OUR GOAL IS VERY NOBLE.

WE WANT PEOPLE TO SEE THINGS THAT THEY AREN'T CURRENTLY SEEING.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

AND IF THAT'S A PLACE WHERE YOU'RE ACTIVE, I ABSOLUTELY ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THAT.

OKAY.

IT'S JUST NOT A PLACE WHERE I AM SUPER ACTIVE.

STEPHANIE, YOU HAD A THOUGHT TOO.

UH, RENEE IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE COULD TAP INTO.

THIS IS PUBLISHED BY THE CITY OF GARLAND, RIGHT? I BELIEVE YOU COULD.

I JUST HAVE TO POSE THAT QUESTION TO DOROTHY, BECAUSE WE DO, UH, PUT IT OUT EVERY SUNDAY.

I BELIEVE IT IS THAT SHE PUTS IT OUT EVERY SUNDAY AND I DON'T KNOW WHY THAT WOULDN'T BE.

I CAN ASK HER ABOUT THAT.

YEAH.

I THINK IT'S SOMETHING WE COULD EXPLORE.

AGAIN, YOU HAVE TO SUBSCRIBE TO IT AND THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE, FIND THE LINK AND THEN CLICK.

I SUBSCRIBED STEPHANIE.

IT'S EASY TO SURPRISE ME.

YES, MISS JENNIFER.

UH, WE HAVE BEEN DOING THAT EVERY TIME WE RECEIVE SOMETHING FROM CITY PRESS, WE READ THROUGH IT.

IF ANYTHING NEW THAT BRINGS IT TO OUR ATTENTION.

WE GO AHEAD AND SHOOT IT OUT TO ASIAN.

AMERICAN MEDIA IS NUMBER ONE.

WE SHOULD GO OUT TO A FAKE ORGANIZATION.

WE SHOULD AT OUTER COMMUNITY CENTER.

WE SHOULD IT OUT TO THE VIETNAMESE IN GARLAND.

IT'S A NEW WEBSITE.

FACEBOOK, THERE ARE SO MANY SOCIAL MEDIA THAT WE USE TRUSTED SOURCES.

AND THEN WE ALSO ASK ADULT PROFESSIONAL TO TRANSLATE IT INTO VIETNAMESE, INTO CHINESE.

AND WE POSTED THERE AND I'VE BEEN USING THAT FOR THE VACCINE IN INFORMATION AND ALL LIKE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, UM, FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM, AND NOBODY SAYING ANYTHING.

I BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE LOVING IT BECAUSE YOU'RE MAKING IT ACCESSIBLE.

YES.

EASY FOR THEM.

JUST LIKE WE RECEIVED MONDAY MORNING, UH, BY THE END OF MONDAY, BEFORE FIVE O'CLOCK IT'S ALREADY EVERYWHERE.

SO I THINK ARE YOU FORWARDING IT VIA EMAIL TO ALL OF THAT EMAIL? YES.

THAT'S WHAT THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF CITY BRIEF IS ALL ABOUT.

SHOULD BE SHARING.

NO, THAT'S THE PURPOSE.

YOU UNDERSTAND THE CITY DIDN'T GET THAT.

THANK GOD THAT YOU DID, YOU KNOW.

WELL, SO WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SENDING OUT FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE OR WINTER STORM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM? IF WE DON'T USE THAT, WE DON'T UTILIZE THAT INFORMATION RELATED TO THE HARD TO REACH COMMUNITY.

SO WHAT IS THE USE? I AGREE.

I AGREE.

IS THERE ANY AVENUE THROUGH, DO THE COUNCIL, PEOPLE HAVE THEIR OWN WEBSITES? UM, SOME ARE MORE COMMUNICATIVE THAN OTHERS.

UM, SOME HAVE GLIDES, BUT THERE'S NO STANDARD APPROACH.

SOME HAVE FLAGS, SOME, YOU KNOW, POST IN FACEBOOK.

IT JUST DEPENDS ON WHICH ONE I, AS FAR AS I KNOW RENEE, DO YOU KNOW, THAT'S TOTALLY THEIR CHOICE.

IT'S JUST LIKE YOU DESCRIBED IT.

I W I WONDER IF THERE'S A WAY FOR US JUST LIKE, UM, THEY PROMOTE, UH, YOU KNOW, GARLAND NEIGHBOR, NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT OUT, UM, IF CAN PROMOTE, UH, NEIGHBORHOODS HAVING, YOU KNOW, EITHER BY EMAIL OR BY FACEBOOK, WHICHEVER WORKS FOR THEM.

LIKE IN MY NEIGHBOR, I WOULD SAY 60% OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS ON OUR FACEBOOK NEIGHBORHOOD SITE.

OKAY.

YEAH.

IF WE ESSENTIALLY HAD LIKE AN INFORMATION TREE, YOU KNOW, JUST HAVE SOMEBODY ASSIGNED TO TAKE THE INFORMATION FROM CITY BRIEFS OR FROM THE WEBSITE OR FROM OUR GROUP.

AND IT MAKES SURE IT GETS PASSED ON.

I LOVE THAT.

YEAH.

OKAY.

I LIKE THAT.

THAT'S A, THAT'S A VERY GOOD IDEA.

YOU KNOW, THE ONE CHALLENGE THAT THANK GOD, JENNIFER, THAT YOU JUST LISTED, ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU'RE DOING DOES ANY IS NOT TRANSLATING IT.

THE CITY IS NOT MAKING IT ACCESSIBLE.

YES.

I SEE.

LIKE, LIKE YESTERDAY, THE, THE RAPSON, I THINK HIS SCHEDULE SOMETIME THIS WEEKEND OR SOMETHING AND DUE TO THE WELDER INCREMENTS, THEY CAN SELL IT.

SO, UH, SOMEONE

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FROM GARLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT CONTACTED ME IN THE AFTERNOON BEFORE MY MEDICINE TIME AND ASKED ME TO TRANSLATE SOMETHING IT'S JUST VERY SHORT, JUST SAY, DUE TO THE WEATHER, THEY HAVE MASS VACCINATION WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL LATER DAY.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL.

THAT SORT OF THING.

AFTER I TRANSLATE IT, SEND IT BACK TO THEM.

THEY SAY, CAN I SEND AN OFFICER TO YOUR HOUSE? AND YOU CAN RECORD IT FOR US.

AND WE DID, WHICH WE THERE, WELL, I DIDN'T GO.

I DID RIGHT AWAY.

I'M IN THAT'S, THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.

THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.

BUT THAT'S SERVING ONE COMMUNITY.

WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO DO IT FOR MORE, YOU KNOW, AND I KNOW THAT RESOURCES ARE LIMITED AND ALL I CAN DO IS SAY, THANK GOD THAT YOU ABLE TO DO THAT, BUT NOT EVERYBODY IS WELCOME LISA AND MINDY.

SO, SO CAN YOU, UM, JENNIFER SPARKED A COUPLE OF THINGS AND REMEMBER, PRIOR TO US, UM, WHENEVER OUR LAST MEETING WAS, AND THEN WE DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO MEET BECAUSE OF WEATHER OR WHATEVER.

UH, ONE OF OUR ASKS WAS TO, LIKE, FOR ME, FOR THE, THE RESOURCE CENTER WAS, UM, UM, ELDER CARE AND MENTAL HEALTH.

SO I SPOKE WITH A FEW FOLKS AND ESPECIALLY I ELDERLY AND, UM, AND ONE THING I'M THINKING EITHER JENNIFER JUST MADE A COMMENT ABOUT, AND THEN SPARKED A THOUGHT WAS, UM, THOSE, THOSE FOLKS THAT ARE NOT TECH SAVVY, DON'T GET INFORMATION FROM WEBSITES AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

UM, AND A RECORDED MESSAGE THAT JUST GOES TO THEIR PHONE LINE BECAUSE SOME OF THEM CAN, UH, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY CAN ACT CAN, CAN COMMUNICATE WITH THE CITY VIA PHONE AND SAY, THEY WANT TO BE ADDED TO A, YOU KNOW, A BLAST OR A DISTRIBUTION THAT JUST REMINDED ME, OR JUST A VOICE RECORDING OF HERE'S YOUR RESOURCES.

HERE'S WHAT'S, YOU KNOW WHAT, HOWEVER WE WANT TO, WHATEVER THE CONTENT IS, RIGHT? THAT'S A WAY MAYBE CAN WE CAN, CAN THAT BE A POSSIBILITY? AND THE ONLY OTHER THING I WOULD SAY, THAT'S THE ONE QUESTION, THE ONLY OTHER THING I WOULD SAY THE SILVER SCOOP NEWSLETTER, RIGHT? THE GARLAND TV STATION, I HAD TROUBLE FINDING THE CHANNELS 16 AND 44.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE MY CABLE, BUT, UM, GARLAND TV, YOU KNOW, BEING ABLE TO ACCESS THOSE TYPES OF FOLKS IN THOSE MEDIUMS WHERE THEY'RE EITHER THEY'RE, THEY'RE ANSWERING THEIR LANDLINE PHONE, THEY'RE LOOKING AT THEIR MAIL, POSTAL MAIL, AND THEY'RE READING NEWSPAPERS.

SO I'M SPEAKING FROM THE LENS OF THE ELDERLY COMMUNITY OR NON TECH SAVVY FOLKS.

THOSE ARE POSSIBILITIES THAT WE CAN TATTOO.

WE JUST NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO UNLEASH THEM, BECAUSE ESPECIALLY IF THEY'RE, IF THEY'RE CITY OF GARLAND OWNED AND THEY ARE BLASTING IT OUT, WHO DO WE CONTACT TO SAY WHAT THE DEADLINES ARE? SO WE CAN ADD TO THAT CONTENT THAT'S STILL PUBLIC AND MEDIA RELATIONS ON THE CABLE CHANNEL.

FOR SURE.

THAT'S STILL THERE.

SO WE'RE SCHOOL IS THE PARKS DEPARTMENT.

AND I MET WITH THEM, UH, TUESDAY.

SO I'VE GOT SOME STUFF FROM THEM.

WHEN YOU SAID, STEPHANIE, YOU SAID THIRD.

CAUSE SHE, UH, THIS PERSON I SPOKE WITH, SHE ALREADY KNEW ABOUT, SHE WAS ON THEIR PHONE LIST.

YOU ALL CALL THEM, I GUESS IF THERE'S AN URGENCY OR AN ALARM, IT GOES OUT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE STILL THINK THAT CALL IS COMING FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WHEN IT'S AN EMERGENCY.

YEAH.

CAUSE I GET THOSE AND THOSE TEXT MESSAGES.

I'M WONDERING THOUGH, IF THERE'S A WAY STEPHANIE, IF THERE'S LIKE A WAY TO, TO DO A SUBSET OF WHO GETS IT AND HOW LONG THE MESSAGE COULD BE, BECAUSE I DO THINK A RECORDED MESSAGE, THE TOOL THING, EVEN IF IT WAS, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU WOULD DO IT, BUT EVEN IF IT WAS LIKE, THEY COULD CALL THE CALL IN NUMBER AND HEAR A RECORDED MESSAGE FOR LIKE A WEEKLY UPDATE.

OR EVEN IF IT'S SOMEONE READING THE BRIEFS, BECAUSE WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS REACH PEOPLE WHO AREN'T, THAT AREN'T ACCESSING THIS INFORMATION.

I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT'S STILL BACK TO DOROTHY.

RIGHT? IT'S STILL BACK TO THAT GROUP.

THEN WE'LL JUST KEEP GOING BACK TO DOROTHY WITH OTHER IDEAS, YOU KNOW, W W WE'RE I THINK IT'S EXCITING THAT WE'RE TRYING TO FIND WAYS, RIGHT? MINDY, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, UM, ITEM A RESOURCE CENTER.

WE WERE TOLD THAT WE CAN NOT HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE, BUT WE'RE TRYING TO FIND OTHER WAYS TO GET THAT INFORMATION.

AND JUST TO CATCH YOU UP WITH JENNIFER SHARED, IT'S A WONDERFUL WAY THAT SHE'S FORWARDING IT TO LIKE THE ENTIRE VIETNAMESE AND CHINESE COMMUNITY AFTER TRANSLATING IT SO THAT IT'S GOING TO VAPE COMMUNITIES, COMMUNITY CENTERS.

UM, THERE ARE VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONAL FACEBOOK PAGES, YOU KNOW, IF SHE'S RECORDING MESSAGES TO BE DELIVERED TO PEOPLE AND THAT KIND

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OF THING FOR EVERY GARLAND CITIZEN WOULD BE A WONDERFUL THING.

AND WE HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF CULTURES AND A WHOLE LOT OF LANGUAGES, BUT IT'S WORTH MANY LANGUAGES.

DO WE HAVEN'T DONE IT DOWN ISD.

THERE'S MORE THAN 145, 145 DOWN ISD SAYS MORE THAN 145.

HM.

UM, AND, UM, OUR, OUR BILLS, LIKE THE CITY OF GARLAND BE ALL, OR WE HAVE, WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO AN INSERT.

WE HAVE BUDGET TO DO, LIKE, WHAT WAS IT? ONE RENEE? YEAH, YES.

WE HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO DO ONE.

SO IT WOULD HAVE TO BE SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT.

YOU HAVE TO BE SOMETHING IMPACTFUL THAT WAS SCHEDULED BURN UP AND ADVANCED TO BE MEANINGFUL.

YEAH.

LAST YEAR WE DID IT WITH THE CENSUS BECAUSE IT WAS IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO TRY TO GET THAT OUT, TO KNOW, NOT TO, NOT TO THROW WATER ON IT, BECAUSE IT IS AN OPTION THAT WOULD JUST HAVE TO BE SOMETHING THAT NEEDED, YOU KNOW, THAT, THAT WAS FAR ENOUGH IN ADVANCE TO BE INSERTED.

YEAH.

LIKE FOR INSTANCE, IF YOU GUYS WERE DOING A MULTICULTURAL EVENT, THAT WOULD BE ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT RISES TO THE OCCASION TO SPEND THE MONEY, TO DO, TO MAKE SURE OTHER PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT, OKAY, SO THESE ARE ALL EXCELLENT IDEAS RATHER THAN BRAINSTORMING.

UM, MAYBE WE CAN ALL WRITE UP SOME IDEAS THAT WE CAN CONSIDER AND, YOU KNOW, INVESTIGATE BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING IS THAT FAIR.

AND THE ONES THAT WE'VE GOT NOW, WE WILL, I WILL BE HAPPY TO SHARE WITH THE DOROTHY AND WE WILL KEEP SHARING BECAUSE OUR GOAL IS, IS I DON'T THINK THAT THEY DON'T SHARE THE GOAL OF WANTING TO GET THE INFORMATION OUT.

I THINK THAT THERE'S JUST NOT BANDWIDTH IN THE ORGANIZATION.

SO IT'S LIKE, WELL, WE CAN'T DO THAT.

SO NOW IT'S LIKE, WELL, WE'LL, WE'LL FIGURE OUT ANOTHER WAY TO DO IT.

UM, VOTER EDUCATION AND ACTIVATION.

WELL, THAT WAS FROM THE JANUARY.

UM, WELL, THAT'S FROM THE FEBRUARY AGENDA, THE ELECTIONS TOMORROW, IF YOU HAVEN'T, IF YOU DIDN'T VOTE EARLY, GO VOTE AND REGISTER VOTERS.

AND I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE STILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO WATCH THE BILLS THAT ARE GOING THROUGH THE LEGISLATURE RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE THE LEGISLATURE'S IN SESSION.

SO REALLY IT'S KIND OF AN ONGOING THING.

SO LET'S JUST A LITTLE CAVEAT TO PAY ATTENTION BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE MIGHT BE A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT SESSION THIS YEAR.

THERE HAS TO BE.

AND SO SOMETHING'S GOING TO COME OUT OF THAT FOR NOVEMBER.

SO THE VOTER EDUCATION AND, UM, REGISTRATION COULD CONTINUE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU RENEE.

GOOD POINT.

SORRY.

I'M THINKING.

OKAY.

CELEBRATION OF GIRLS MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY.

OKAY.

SO THIS IS WHAT I MEANT WITH, UM, PARKS AND RECREATION ABOUT.

AND, UM, WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT IS THAT, UH, MOSAIC FESTIVAL AND BRINGING IT BACK TO LIFE, NOT THIS YEAR, OBVIOUSLY, BUT YOU KNOW, IS THAT A 20, 22 INITIATIVE? AND REALLY WHAT THEY MADE CLEAR WAS IT WAS PROBABLY MORE LIKE A 20, 23 OR 2024 INITIATIVE BECAUSE OF THE RE IT'S NOT REMODELING.

WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT? THAT'S BEING DONE TO THE SQUARE.

THIS, THIS IT'S A RENOVATION, IT'S A FULL RENOVATION.

THERE'S GOING TO BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR 18 TO 24 MONTHS, BEGINNING AROUND THE END OF THIS YEAR.

BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THEY SAID THEY WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ASSISTANCE WITH IN AMPLIFYING THEIR MESSAGING IS THINGS LIKE THEIR SILVER SCOOP MESSAGING.

THEY ASKED FOR, UM, TRANSLATION.

AND, YOU KNOW, THEY WERE SAYING THAT THE SENIOR CENTER WAS OPENING UP A PARTIALLY THIS WEEK.

AND, YOU KNOW, THERE WERE A NUMBER OF OTHER THINGS THAT THEY THOUGHT THAT PERHAPS, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE ON A VERY, THEY'RE AT A VERY SLOW CADENCE RIGHT NOW, BUT THEY DO HAVE EVENTS COMING UP IN JUNE ON THE SQUARE FOR FOUR THURSDAYS THAT THEY'RE GOING TO FORWARD THAT WE COULD SHARE WITH OUR OWN AUDIENCES.

UM, AND THEN THEY ARE LOOKING FOR PUBLIC ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN A MURAL PROJECT THAT IS GOING, AND I'VE GOT IT.

I'VE JUST GOT TO WRITE THIS ALL UP.

I MET WITH THEM ON WEDNESDAY.

I'VE GOT TO WRITE THIS ALL UP AND I'LL SEND IT OUT TO YOU GUYS.

BUT THERE ARE SEVERAL LITTLE BULLET POINTS OF THINGS THAT WE COULD SHARE THE PARKS AND RECREATION ARE DOING, BUT ALSO THEY TALKED ABOUT THE VISIT GARLAND SITE AND HOW INFORMATION THERE IS MORE,

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UM, DRAW IT'S WRITTEN WITH THE VISITOR IN MIND, BUT IT'S RELEVANT TO THE RESIDENT AS WELL.

SO MAYBE POINTING PEOPLE TO THAT SITE, IT'S NOT THE CITY SITE, UM, TO FIND OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN, IN ALL KINDS OF CULTURAL EVENTS.

AND THEY SAID THAT IT WOULD BE REALLY GOOD FOR US TO WORK WITH BOTH NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY AND CULTURAL ARTS, BOTH OF WHOM WE IDENTIFIED IN OUR RETREAT AS PEOPLE TO WORK WITH.

SO WE WILL GO FORWARD WITH THAT.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON ANY OF THIS? UH, JUST ONE THING.

UM, LAURA DE LA VEGA HAS THE CAPABILITY TO DO A BROAD, UM, UH, BROADCAST THROUGH.

I FORGOT ABOUT THAT.

THEY'RE NEXT DOOR.

LIKE WHERE YOU GUYS CAN ONLY DO IT WITHIN YOUR INDIVIDUAL GROUPS.

SHE CAN PROVIDE VITALITY, RIGHT? YEAH.

SHE'S NAMED BY THE TIME SHE CAN BLAST MORE THAN ONE GROUP.

SO THAT'LL BE A REALLY GOOD PARTNERSHIP.

SO DEPENDING ON WHAT IT IS, SHE DOESN'T SAY YES TO EVERYTHING, BUT DEPENDING ON WHAT IT IS, SHE, SHE CAN BLAST THE GROUPS.

YOU KNOW, YOU JUST TELL THEM WHAT SECTION OF TOWN AND WHAT, WHAT IT IS.

AND SHE'LL LET US KNOW IF SHE COULD OR COULDN'T WE DO IT, BUT SHE DOES HAVE THAT CAPABILITY OF DOING MULTIPLE GROUPS.

SO EVEN IF WE PULLED TOGETHER SOMETHING SMALL, THAT, THAT EACH, YOU KNOW, EACH OF THESE DIFFERENT AREAS HAD CONTENT AND SHE COULD BLAST IT OUT.

SHE COULD, THAT WOULD BE REALLY COOL.

SO, OKAY.

SHE DOES THAT FOR ME, FOR, UM, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ADVERTISING, AND SOMETIMES FOR SOME ELECTION STUFF, SHE DOES THE MAJOR BLAST WARMING.

YEAH.

WE DON'T WANT TO WEAR ANYONE OUT, BUT WE'D SURE LOVE HELP.

YES.

MA'AM MISS ELVIA.

DOES ANYBODY READ THE BOTTLE TEXAN? SOMETIMES NOT ALL OF THEM.

I DON'T GET LIKE REGULARS.

THE THINGS THAT I GET REGULARLY THAT COME ON A, ON A REGULAR CADENCE.

I TEND TO GET TOO, NOT ALL THE TIME, BUT THAT'S A GREAT, IT'S A GREAT, SHE DOESN'T CHARGE.

I KNOW.

SO, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN PUT THE ARTICLE IN THERE.

I MEAN, YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

I JUST TURNED IN ONE FOR Q1.

OKAY.

SO YOU SHARE THINGS WITH THEM ALL THE TIME.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT? UH, WELL I KNOW OF HER.

UM, AND SHE'S, UH, I JUST ASKED HER, YOU KNOW, CAN YOU PUT THIS FOR ME? AND I'M NOT VERY GOOD AT WRITING.

SO I ALWAYS TELL HER, YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE FREE TO EDIT IT IF YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW, IF THERE'S ANOTHER WORD TO USE OR WHATEVER, BUT, UH, MOST OF THE TIME IT'S OKAY.

AND I SENT PICTURES ALSO AND SHE'LL PUT THEM, I DON'T KNOW WHAT SHE'S GOING TO PUT.

SHE SAID, SHE'D WORK ON IT THIS WEEK.

SO, UM, YOU HAVE HER CONTACT INFORMATION AND ELVIA.

YES.

YES.

MA'AM.

IF YOU WOULD SHARE THAT, THEN WE WILL ADD HER TO THE LIST OF OPTIONS FOR WAYS TO GET THE WORD OUT.

I THINK ONCE WE HAVE THIS FULL LIST OF PEOPLE WE CAN LEVERAGE, THEN THE NEXT STEP FOR US AS WE WORK TOWARD GETTING THE WORD OUT IS WHAT WE WANT TO SHARE WITH THEM AND AT WHAT CADENCE, BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO USE THEM ALL UP, BUT WE'D LOVE TO USE THEM.

RIGHT.

YEAH.

SO, UH, THAT'S ALSO ANOTHER WAY TO THE INFORMATION OF Q1 IS WE'LL BE DOING THE VOLUNTEER AFFAIR.

UM, WAS IT KIWANIS? YEAH.

THEY WANT US IN THE CITY.

AND SO THIS, THIS YEAR, THE CITY WASN'T GOING TO DO IT, BUT THEY SAID HE WANT US TO DO IT IF WE WANT, SO WE ARE GOING TO DO IT.

WHEN IS IT? UH, I DON'T HAVE THE DATE WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

I BELIEVE IT'S OCTOBER.

I'LL SEND IT TO YOU.

OKAY.

BUT THAT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT YOU KNOW, IS REALLY, I THINK, MEANINGFUL TOO.

AND, UM, HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR THE SAFETY FISH? LET'S SAY AFTER THAT THAT'S IN OCTOBER.

IS THERE ANY ONE FOR THE BATMAN? THE SAFETY FEST IS THE FIREFIGHT AT THE FIREFIGHTERS? YES.

YES.

SO WE'VE PARTICIPATED THERE BEFORE AND HE'S ALREADY, SO I'VE NEVER HEARD OF THE SAFETY FEST.

OH, I AM ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO DOESN'T GET INFORMATION, JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO COMMUNICATE.

I'VE BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS.

THEY DID IT LAST YEAR IN 2020.

YOU MEAN 2019, 10, SORRY.

YEAH.

YEAH.

SO, I MEAN, I CAN, I CAN, I CAN SAY WE'D LIKE A TABLE.

WELL, I THINK THAT WE ALL NEED TO KNOW WHO TO CONTENT SO THAT ANYONE, AND I'LL SEND YOU ALL THE INFORMATION, PACK THEM AND WHATEVER, BECAUSE HE JUST, HE JUST SENT ME ONE THIS WEEK THAT SAY, UH, WE HAVE A, YOU KNOW, HOW MANY TABLES DO YOU NEED? HOW MANY CHAIRS? BECAUSE THEY'RE LIMITED ON THEIR CHAIRS IN THAT.

YEAH.

OKAY.

SO

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TH THAT'S ANOTHER WONDERFUL IN THAT.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, WHAT, WHAT IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE CLEAR TO ME IS HOW MANY SEPARATE ORGANIZATIONS ARE DOING THINGS AND THAT W YOU KNOW, ABSENT, IF IT DOESN'T COME FROM THE CITY, WHICH IS AN ENTITY WITH A LOT OF DEPARTMENTS, IT'S KIND OF LIKE, WHO KNOWS WHAT, WHETHER OR NOT YOU'RE PARTICIPATING IN SOMETHING I WOULD LOVE TO SEE.

AND THAT'S WHY I THINK IT WAS SO IMPORTANT THAT WE ALL CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF BEING KIND OF A CLEARING HOUSE, BECAUSE THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THAT.

I THINK A LOT OF THAT INFORMATION'S ON THE GARLAND TEXTING, WHICH I BELIEVE IS RUN BY KIM EVERETT.

UM, I THINK ONE OF MY SUGGESTIONS FROM A FEW MONTHS AGO, IT'S LIKE, IF WE CAN ASK KIM, IF WE CAN HAVE LIKE A LITTLE PAGE ON THE WEBSITE, UM, YEAH.

THAT MINDY, I THINK, UM, THERE'S A LOT OF AVAILABILITY OF BEING ABLE TO PUBLISH EASILY MORE EASILY ON THAT WEBSITE THAN IT IS ON THE ACTUAL CITIES WEBSITE.

OKAY.

WELL, YES.

I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT.

YOU KNOW, WHAT I'M HEARING IS THAT THERE ARE A LOT MORE RECEPTIVE.

YES.

SO I, I LIKE LEVERAGING EVERYONE WHO'S RECEPTIVE.

AND THEN WE COULD, YOU KNOW, POST LINKS TO THAT THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA, MAYBE.

RIGHT.

I LIKE THAT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S SEE.

NEXT EVENT NEXT UP, UM, UPCOMING EVENTS AND CMC DATES, CITY COUNCIL, CANVAS.

WHAT IS THAT? IT IS A CORRECTION TO THAT.

IT SHOULD BE THE 11TH OF MAY, WHICH ORIGINALLY WE WERE GOING TO TRY AND DO IT ON THE 12TH, BUT THE MAYOR SAID, NO, WE'RE DOING IT TUESDAY, THE 11TH.

AND THAT'S JUST WHERE WE DO THE OFFICIAL CANVAS OF THE VOTING RESULTS.

AND SO IT WILL BE AT SEVEN O'CLOCK ON TUESDAY, MAY 11TH.

OKAY.

AND THEM ARE IN PERSON, OR I'M LIKE, WE'D BE ZOOM.

NO, WE'RE STILL NOT MEETING IN PERSON.

SO THAT'S WHEN WE WILL HAVE SEE THE SWEARING IN OF THE MAYOR AND EVERYONE WHO WON THEIR RACES.

UH, IF WE HAPPEN TO HAVE A RUNOFF IN DISTRICT THREE, THEN OF COURSE THEY WON'T BE AT THAT.

THEY WON'T BE CANVAS BECAUSE THERE WON'T BE A WINNER, BUT WE WILL GO INTO A RUNOFF SITUATION.

IF THAT HAPPENS IN DISTRICT THREE, I BELIEVE DISTRICT ONE WILL PROBABLY HAVE A CLEAR WINNER.

OKAY.

THAT'S JUST A PERSONAL, I BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN PROBABLY READ THOSE TEA LEAVES.

DISTRICT THREE.

NO, I JUST DON'T EVEN KNOW I'VE DOWN, BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS.

I'M PROUD OF GARLAND BECAUSE OUR EARLY VOTING NUMBERS CURRENTLY ARE HIGHER THAN THEY WERE WHEN WE HAD OUR BOND ELECTION BY OVER A THOUSAND.

WOW.

SO THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET THE WORD OUT, GETTING TO TALK TO PEOPLE.

SO THAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD.

THAT OF UP BY OVER A THOUSAND ADDITIONAL VOTERS, THAT'S GREAT.

AND DALLAS COUNTY'S NUMBERS ARE DISMAL.

SO DALLAS COUNTY'S NUMBERS ARE LESS THAN 3% OF REGISTERED VOTERS MORE THAN WE DID WHEN WE HAD OUR BOND ELECTION.

SO THIS IS OUTSTANDING.

EVEN HAD OUR, OUR VOTING DAY YET.

SO IT'LL BE MORE, BUT THAT'S WHAT THAT IS.

THAT'S THE CANVAS OF THE ELECTION RESULTS.

OKAY.

WELL, YAY.

OKAY.

SO A WEEK FROM TUESDAY, TUESDAY AT SEVEN IN THE EVENING, AND IT'LL BE ON ZOOM.

SO YOU COULD WATCH IT.

THEN WHEN YOU GET TO SEE WHO IS THE NEW PERSON IN DISTRICT ONE, AND MAYBE WHO IS THE PERSON INDUSTRY THREE.

I DON'T KNOW.

THERE IS A LOT OVER HERE IN DISTRICT THREE.

I SEE A LOT OF COMMUNICATION PROMOTE , BUT I'M PUSHING FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.

YEAH.

THE BLUE BOARD IS BIG DEAL TOO.

RIGHT.

THOSE NUMBERS THAT I'M TALKING ABOUT THERE THEY'RE ON THAT BALLOT.

SO, YEAH, THAT'S EXCITING.

OKAY.

WE HAVE A REGULAR MEETING ON MAY 20TH AT 6:00 PM.

AND BASED ON THE TURNOUT FOR THIS MEETING, I AM EXTREMELY ENTHUSIASTIC.

IT WILL BE REALLY GOOD TO SEE EVERYONE.

RENE MINDY IS NOT GETTING HER INVITATIONS.

THEY WEREN'T GETTING ANYTHING FROM THE CITY.

WE NEED TO CHECK YOUR,

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WE NEED TO CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR EMAILS INPUT PROPERLY.

CAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY REASON WHY MINDY.

SO MAYBE THERE'S A MISSPELLING OR TRANSFERS OR SOMETHING.

WE JUST NEED TO LOOK AT IT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

THANK YOU.

UM, THE END, THE 2021 D F W ASIAN AMERICAN SOCCER TOURNAMENT.

WHAT'S THAT ABOUT? OKAY.

ONE THING FIRST, MAINLY ON THE SCREEN MEN, THEY STILL SHOW AND KIMBERLY'S BANK'S NAME.

YEAH.

OH YEAH.

BECAUSE, BECAUSE I SENT HER MY LINK.

OH, SHARED IT.

THAT'S WHY.

YEAH.

NO, MY JACKET INVITATION.

OKAY.

HIV UNIQUE LINK.

OKAY.

SO WHAT'S UP WITH THE SOCCER TOURNAMENT.

OH, YOU WANT ME TO TALK ABOUT IT? I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

OKAY.

WE HOST THE FIRST, THEY HAVE DEVIATION AMERICAN SOCCER TOURNAMENT IN 2019, AND WE HAVE 17 TAMS, 20, 20 WEEKENDS.

SO DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

SO THIS YEAR WE, THE CITY COUNCIL AND PARKS AND RECREATION AND OURSELVES, WE BROUGHT IT BACK.

AND THIS YEAR, ONLY ONE WEEK AFTER WE PUT OUT A NOTIFICATION, WE HAVE 32 TEAMS SIGNED UP AND PAY FOR AND PAY FOR EACH TEAM HAS 25 MEMBERS PLAYERS.

AND RIGHT NOW WE'LL HAVE 800 PLAYERS.

WE'LL BE COMING TO GARLAND ON THE WEEKEND OF JULY FROM FRIDAY, JULY 10TH, NINE, 10, 11.

SO FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY, WE ARE GETTING THIS COUNT IN HOTEL.

AND SO FAR WE BOOK 600 ROOMS ALREADY, SO THAT BRINGING IN A LOT OF TAX MONEY FOR US.

SO, UM, THAT WILL BE MORE INFORMATION THAT I WILL BE SHARING WITH ALL OF YOU.

AND, UH, WE WISH THAT YOU CAN PARTICIPATE AND BE WITH US ON THE WEEKEND.

WHAT DO YOU NEED, JENNIFER? JUST BE THERE AT THE OPENING PROGRAM, WHICH IS ON SATURDAY THE 10TH FROM A, AND W WE'LL SEND YOU THE FORM WHEN WE FINALIZE EVERYTHING.

THE LOCATION OF THE FIELDS IS IT IT'S CAUSE I KNOW IT SAYS DFW, BUT IT'S IN GARLAND.

YES.

THERE'S A WINTER FAMILY.

YEAH.

OH MAN.

THAT'S I REALLY WANT TO TALK AT ONE, STEPHANIE, WHAT I WAS JUST SAYING.

WE'RE A SOCCER FAMILY AND MY, MY HUSBAND COACHES SOCCER.

SO I HAVE A GREAT INTEREST IN THIS, BUT I'M GLAD TO SEE IT BEING BROUGHT TO DALLAS.

I MEAN, IT'S A, IT'S A GARLAND.

AND SO, UM, SO YEAH, I'LL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO SOME OF THOSE DETAILS JUST IN GENERAL.

SO YAY.

OKAY.

WE'VE GOT THE BRAND NEW LIGHTS THAT WE HAVEN'T USED THEM YET BECAUSE WE ALREADY BEEN USING IT.

CAUSE WE, WE RECEIVED A PERMISSION OR PRACTICING SENSE, I WOULD SAY ABOUT THREE MONTHS AGO.

SO WE HAVE BEEN USING IT AND THEN FORM A MAYO, LAURA DOBSON FOR NAILS, CUTLER MAY AND SEVERAL COUNCIL MEMBER AND INCLUDING MYSELF BEFORE I GET IN, WELL ON WHEELCHAIR, THEY STILL ASK ME TO COME OUT THERE AND IDEA, AND IT'S OVERWHELMED.

SO HAPPY ENVIRONMENT, EVEN THOUGH EVERYONE'S STILL WEARING MASK, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE GALLON IS SO STRONG.

YOU CAN SEE EVERY FAMILY FROM EVERY WALK OF LIFE, GETTING OUT OF THERE TO SAY THAT CHILDREN PLAY IN THE PLAYGROUND.

SO SIDED AND EXTREMELY EXCITED AND NOT WORK, NOTHING HAPPENED.

SO THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE A SUCCESSFUL ONE.

THAT'S REALLY EXCITING.

ONE MORE ITEM THAT WE DIDN'T GET TO PUT ON HERE.

THERE WAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT.

SHE HAD AN ANNOUNCEMENT.

OH, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, RENEE.

UM, UM, WE HAVE ANOTHER BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.

WE JUST RECEIVED THE NEWS THIS MORNING ABOUT 11:00 AM FROM GALLEN HEALTH, UM, MITCH BASE AND, AND, AND OURSELVES HAVE BEEN WORKING TIRELESSLY TO GET EVERYONE, GET THEIR VACCINES.

AND IT'S NOT EASY.

A SENSE.

NOW GALA HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL COME OUT TO CALI, SAIGON MALL ON SATURDAY.

SO SEE THE STAFF WILL COME

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OUT ON SATURDAY.

THAT'S AMAZING.

THEY COME OUT ON MAY, UH, SATURDAY, MAY THE 22ND TO GIVE VACCINES TO ANYONE IT'S OPEN FOR EVERYONE TO COME IN FOR ONE, TWO, 3:00 PM.

AND WE HAVE EVERYONE HAVE A CHOICE BETWEEN JOHNSON AND JOHNSON ON MADONNA.

SO I RECEIVED THAT GREAT NEWS THIS MORNING.

SO I WILL BROADCAST.

I WILL SHARE WITH YOU ALL BY AN EMAIL, I WILL SEND YOU A CHAIR AND LET YOU ORDINARY SHARE WITH OUR MEMBERS AND PEOPLE AND NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY, NO UPON THEM OR SELL LIKE, AND I OFFERED TO GALLON HEALTH EMPLOYEES THIS MORNING, SINCE YOU ALL ARE WORKING ON WEEKEND.

HOW ABOUT COME OUT A LITTLE BIT EARLY AND LUNCH WILL BE ON ME BEFORE THEY GIVE OUT A VACCINATION.

WE WOULD LOVE, THIS WOULD BE A TIME FOR US TO PROMOTE THE CMC CHURCH, ALL OF US TO GO OUT THERE WITH OUR NAME, BADGE AND SHOW THAT YES, WE ARE CNC GALLON STRONG.

WE ARE HERE.

SO THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

SO THAT'S ONE.

AND THEN SECONDLY, I RECEIVED AN AUDIENCE REQUEST TO PROPOSE FOR A FULL MUSIC FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER.

AND THIS IS THEIR PROPOSAL.

I RECEIVED GREAT TWO NAILS TODAY.

THEY PROPOSE THAT THEY CAN BRING IN MANY NEMO IS 5,000 AUDIENCE TO LISTEN TO A SUMMER CONCERT.

AND THEY ALREADY HAVE 70 BOTH OU FOOTBALL AND EVERYTHING.

77 ZERO BOOKS.

WE DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING, BUT WHO IS IT? AN ORGANIZATION I WILL SHARE WITH YOU, I WILL SAY WITH YOU IN WRITING.

OKAY.

AND UM, SO I DON'T KNOW, THREE DAYS EVENT FOR GALLON, LOW MONEY FOR GALLON.

YEAH.

A LARGE SCALE EVENT.

AND I'M SURE, YOU KNOW, LET'S TAKE ANYTHING UNDER CONSIDERATION, BUT THIS IS NOT OVER YET.

AND WE ARE NOT ANYWHERE NEAR HERD IMMUNITY.

SO I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE DO IN RESPONSE TO THAT, BUT LET'S LOOK AT IT.

YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T, YOU CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT UNTIL YOU START LOOKING AT IT.

I'M JUST BRINGING IT UP THAT PEOPLE ARE POURING INTO GAL.

AND I'M NOT SAYING WHO GO IN THERE.

NO, BUT I LOVE, YEAH.

THEY NEED TO GONE THROUGH THE FORMAL PROTOCOL AND NORMAL PROCESS.

SO I WAS JUST SHARING WITH YOU THAT WE GOT ON AND WELL-KNOWN IN THE COMMUNITY AND NORTH TEXAS PEOPLE WANT TO COME TO GOD AND TO DO BUSINESS.

WELL, I KNOW THAT I CAN EASILY BRING IT TO THE US, WHICH HAS, AND THEY DON'T HAVE A ROOM FOR BIG SCALE TO DO SUCH A CONCERT.

AND THEN THE CHILDREN FESTIVAL IN SEPTEMBER, FOR SOME OF YOU ALREADY AWARE OF OWN FESTIVAL, WE CANCEL 2020, BUT THIS YEAR ON 2021, WE ARE PLANNING ON GIVING THE GIFT BACK OUT TO THE PARENT.

WE ARE NOT GOING TO HOST IT IN PERSON DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS, NOT GOING AWAY YET.

SO WHAT WE'RE PLANNING ON TO DO IS THAT WE'RE GOING TO PICK THE DAY WHEN THE WEATHER'S A LITTLE BIT COLD.

I WENT TO CHILDREN.

I COME BACK TO BECAUSE WE NEED TO WALK.

WHEN SHE ASKED ME TO BRING THE CHILDREN OUT, THE KID FROM GS NATE.

SO THAT WILL BE PASSED THOROUGH.

THE PARENT CAN COME BY AND WE JUST GIVE OUT THEIR GIFT.

IT'S A FULL MOON CHILDREN FESTIVAL.

THAT'S WHAT WE CALL IT.

SO YOU ARE JUST FULL OF ALL KINDS OF EXCITING STUFF.

YEAH.

PLEASE DO SHARE ALL OF IT SO WE CAN DISCUSS IT IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING.

AND I AM SO GRATEFUL TO BE FULLY VACCINATED NOW.

AND TO START, YOU KNOW, TO BEGIN THINKING ABOUT A DIFFERENT KIND OF LIFE OTHER THAN LIVING AT MY HOUSE.

RIGHT.

YOU KNOW, I, I'M EXCITED THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT RETURNING TO OUR OFFICE IN JULY.

I AM EXCITED THAT I FELT COMFORTABLE GOING OUT TO LUNCH WITH SOMEONE TODAY.

AND I HAD A BUSINESS LUNCH FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MARCH 14TH, 2020.

AND IT'S, YOU KNOW, IT'S SO THRILLING, BUT I KNOW THAT I, THAT EACH PERSON HAS THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE AND JOURNEY WITH THE CORONAVIRUS AND NOT EVERYONE IS AS COMFORTABLE AS I MIGHT BE IN.

I'M NOT AS COMFORTABLE AS SOME OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE I'M STILL WEARING A MASK.

I'M STILL DISTANCING.

I'M STILL WASHING

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MY HANDS WHEN I ENCOUNTER STRANGERS AND I WANT TO STAY WELL AND HEALTHY.

SO I KNOW THAT WE CAN'T ALL PLAN FOR LIVE LARGE SCALE EVENTS, BUT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN THE CITY SAYS, OKAY, WE CAN MEET IN PERSON.

WE'RE NOT THERE YET, BUT IT'S GOING.

I FEEL LIKE IT'S GOING TO COME AND MONITOR.

I HAVE ONE MORE THING I WOULD LIKE TO ADD.

UM, IF YOU SEE MY PICTURE WITH SHALLOW, THE CANDIDATES OR ALL OF THE CANDIDATES FOR THIS ELECTION, DON'T BE SURPRISED.

I, WE ARE NOT ENDORSING OR SUPPORT IN THE CANDIDATES.

WE HAPPEN TO BE OUT THERE BECAUSE WE PICK UP PEOPLE, TAKE THEM TO THE, THE VOTING PLACE, ME THERE TO HELP THEM AND BRING THEM BACK.

THAT'S AWESOME.

SO WE'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE.

SO IF YOU SEE US TAKING A PICTURE WITH THEM, WE ARE THERE BECAUSE WE HAVE OUR COMMUNITY SERVICE.

OKAY.

BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING THERE.

YOU KNOW, GETTING PEOPLE TO THE POLLS IS, IS PART OF THE CHALLENGE FOR MANY.

SO I LOVE THAT.

OH, BY THE WAY, CAUSE WE'RE GOING TO ADJOURN.

DO WE HAVE ANY NEW BUSINESS OTHER THAN THIS? WELL, I, I HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD TO THE DATES AS WELL.

OKAY.

UM, IN, IN DOING THE RESEARCH ON LITERACY THINGS, UM, WHICH I GOT THE STARTER INFORMATION FROM VONDA AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW HER PASSED AWAY.

UM, SO THAT WAS A REALLY HARD EVENT FOR THEM.

UM, THAT WAS RIGHT, RIGHT BEFORE THE FREEZE.

UM, BUT ANYWAY, UM, OH, SEND THE SYMPATHY.

OH YEAH.

SO, UM, BUT UH, ONE OF THE CONTACTS I MADE IN, IN ALL THAT, UH, RESEARCH THAT I WAS DOING WAS LAKEESHA PEPPER AT, UM, GIS D WHO IS, UM, ON THE MULTI-ETHNIC COMMITTEE FOR GIS D UM, SHE IS THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY LIAISON.

AND, UM, SHE INVITED US TO, UH, ATTEND THOSE MEETINGS, WHICH ARE, UM, OPEN ZOOM MEETINGS.

AND THEY ARE IN FACT LOOKING FOR SOME PARTICULAR REPRESENTATIVES, WHICH IS ON THE, THE WEBPAGE FOR THAT.

BUT JUST SO WE ALL KNOW THE NEXT OPEN ZOOM MEETING IS MAY 24TH AT SIX 30 AND IT'S ON DISCIPLINE ISSUES FOR THE MOST PART.

OKAY, COOL.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S AWESOME.

OKAY.

ALL OF THIS IS GOING TO GO INTO THE MINUTES.

IF EVERYONE COULD SHARE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR EACH OF THESE THINGS WITH RENEE.

SO THAT, THAT COULD GO INTO THE MINUTES AS WELL.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE REALLY USEFUL.

WE'RE BUILDING SOMETHING AND IT FEELS LIKE PROGRESS AND I'M SMILING.

ARE YOU SMILING? BUT SHE, ARE YOU SMILING? OH, YES.

IT'S FAST IN TIME.

SO YEAH, I REALIZED.

AND DID EVERYONE SEE THE, MAKE YOUR MARK VIDEO OF MINDY LEE? OH, SO I ATTENDED THE GARLAND YOUTH COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY AND, AND GOT TO MEET AND CHAT WITH THEM.

GOOD.

I WAS EXCITING TO SEE, DO YOU KNOW ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND WITH YOU COUNCIL? YEAH.

I DON'T KNOW IF I WOULD TELL PEOPLE.

I FELT LIKE I JUST STRESSED THEM SOME MORE CRUSHER THAT YOU DID.

I BET IT WAS GREAT.

THIS JOB.

DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY OTHER NEW BUSINESS? I FEEL LIKE SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENED HERE AND I DON'T HAVE A VISIT, BUT I DO HAVE A QUESTION FOR RENEE.

I HAD ALL THE INFORMATION FOR NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER WHEN IT IS, BUT WHERE'S SHE GOING TO BE? OH, ONE OF THE CHURCH AT LEAST PROBABLY KNOWS THE ANSWER.

THAT'S RIGHT AT LAVONNE CHURCH.

YES.

IT AT THE ATRIUM.

YEAH.

OKAY.

I HAVEN'T WRITTEN DOWN, BUT I DIDN'T WRITE DOWN.

WHERE DO YOU KNOW THE DATE OF IT? ISN'T ALL YOUR CALENDAR, BUT I THINK IT'S MAY 7TH.

I JUST WANT TO PUT IT IN THIS LIST OF THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT.

OKAY.

YES.

OKAY.

EVERYONE.

WE HAVE A MOTION TO ADJOURN, MOVE FOR A GERMAN.

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CHECK-IN THANK YOU.

THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED AT 6:45 PM.

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE AND FOR YOUR TIME, WHEN WE GET THESE MINUTES, THERE ARE ACTIONS WE CAN TAKE.

LET'S DO IT.

OKAY.

TAKE CARE.

BYE-BYE TAKE CARE.

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