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>> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE MONDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2021 WORK SESSION FOR THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL.

WE WILL GET STARTED ON OUR AGENDA.

ITEM 1, EXCUSE ME, HANG ON JUST A SECOND.

ITEM 1, PUBLIC COMMENTS ON WORK SESSION ITEMS. AT THIS POINT, I DO NOT HAVE ANY ONE REGISTERED TO SPEAK ON ANY ITEMS FOR THE WORK SESSION AGENDAS.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM 2,

[2. Consider the Consent Agenda]

CONSIDER THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR TOMORROW NIGHT.

COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS HAS ASKED THAT ITEM 2 IN, BE PULLED, AND THAT IS MAJOR MEDIAN IN THOROUGH AFFAIR MAINTENANCE.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER ITEMS THAT ANY COUNCIL MEMBER WOULD LIKE TO HAVE PULLED AND CONSIDERED SEPARATELY FOR TOMORROW NIGHT? OBVIOUSLY, IF SOMETHING COMES UP BETWEEN NOW AND THEN, IF YOU COULD LET US KNOW THAT WAY WILL MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE APPROPRIATE STAFF AVAILABLE TO COMMENT.

WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM 3, WRITTEN BRIEFINGS.

[3. Written Briefings:]

ITEM 3A, COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE AND FURTHER ACTIONS.

ITEM 3B KERNEL PARKING RESTRICTION MODIFICATIONS.

THIS WILL BE UP FOR FORMAL CONSIDERATION IN OUR JUNE 22ND MEETING, COUNCILOR WILLIAMS.

>> SORRY, MAYOR. I SAID I DON'T KNOW.

THAT'S ON A PARKING MODIFICATIONS, RIGHT?

>> ITEM 3B IS TUNNEL PARKING RESTRICTIONS MODIFICATION? YES.

>> YES, MAYOR. I THINK MR. LUCKEY IS WITH US.

I JUST WANTED HIM TO SHARE WITH COUNCIL WHAT WORK WE'RE DOING.

BRIEFLY LOOKED AT PROJECT DOWN IN SOUTH GARLAND MINIBAR, PRIMARILY FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR CONSTITUENTS.

MOST OF THAT SCIENCE, SHE BEEN THERE SINCE THAT TUNNEL WAS BUILT IN 1964, AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT, AND CREATES MINISTERING TIME WITH NEIGHBORS AND STUDENTS AND FOLKS WHO TRAVELS TO THE RAILWAY.

MR. LUCKEY, ARE YOU ON, THERE ARE GOING TO BE A COUPLE OF CHANGES TO THE DRAFT, SO IS HE ON THERE.

>> YES, HE IS, GOT AHEAD POP.

>> YES. WHAT WE'RE DOING, I MEAN, AS AS YOU MENTIONED, THE SIGNS ARE OBVIOUSLY VERY OLD, AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE A PROGRAM RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE GOING THROUGH AND REPLACING ALL THE SIGNS IN THE CITY, SO HOPEFULLY WE WON'T HAVE ANY SIGNS ANYWHERE THAT LOOK LIKE THIS ANYMORE, BUT IT'S A PROCESS TO GET THAT DONE.

AS A PART OF THIS TOO, WE DID TALK WITH THE PRINCIPAL OF THE SCHOOL AND WORK WITH THEM ON CHANGING THE TIMES ON THE SIGNS BECAUSE THE SCHOOL HOURS HAVE CHANGED OBVIOUSLY IN THE DECADES SINCE THE SIGNS WERE PUT IN.

THAT'S WHAT THE ORDINATES WILL BE FOR IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

COUNCILOR WILLIAMS DID NOTE THAT THERE WAS A CHANGE THAT WE NEED TO MAKE TO THE ORDINANCE THAT'S PUT BEFORE YOU.

THAT WAS SENT OUT WITH THE PACK, AND WE'LL DO THAT BEFORE THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

WE'LL CHANGE IT SO THAT, RIGHT NOW IT SAYS THAT IT'LL GO DOWN TO MONTICELLO.

THAT'S WHERE THE SIGN STOP ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF KERNEL.

THE SIGNS ON THE NORTH SIDE ACTUALLY CONTINUE DOWN TO COMMONWEALTH, AND SO THE ORDINANCE WILL REFLECT THAT WILL BE CHANGING THE TIMES ON THOSE, OR WE'RE DOWN TO COMMONWEALTH ON THE NORTH SIDE.

OTHER THAN THAT, IT'S THE SAME.

>> ARE WE GOOD?

>> THANK YOU, PAUL, YOU AND YOUR TEAMS, WHAT YOU'RE DOING ON THAT. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU, SIR.

>> CONSIDER AUTHORIZING A LAWSUIT AGAINST VARIOUS VIDEO SERVICE PROVIDERS TO RECOVER UNPAID FRANCHISE SPEEDS.

ITEM 3D, SALE OF PROPERTY AT 111 MCKINLEY.

ITEM 3E, SALE OF PROPERTY AT 905 TRELLIS CIRCLE.

3F, SALE OF PROPERTY AT 610 PARKER CIRCLE.

ALL THREE OF THOSE WILL BE UP FOR FORMAL CONSIDERATION AT OUR JUNE 22ND MEETING.

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THAT WILL MOVE US ON TO ITEM 4, OUR VERBAL BRIEFINGS.

[4A. TxDOT Update on LBJ East Project]

FIRST STEP, WE HAVE ITEM 4A, TEXT THAT UPDATE ON LBJ EAST PROJECT.

COUNCILOR WILLIAMS, AND FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER MCNEIL HAD ASKED FOR THIS TO BE BROUGHT FORWARD FOR AN UPDATE.

SORRY, I PROBABLY KNOW WHO'S QUEUED UP FOR THIS, BUT I DON'T HAVE IT IN FRONT OF ME.

>> MAYOR, WE'VE GOT GRACE LOW FROM TEXT STEP TO MAKE A PRESENTATION.

>> VERY GOOD. IF WE COULD JUST GO TO THE FULL SCREEN.

MISS LOW, THE FLOOR IS YOURS.

BUT IF YOU'RE SPEAKING, I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

>> I THINK IT MAY TAKE HER JUST A MOMENT BECAUSE SHE HAS TO CALL ON HER PHONE, SO I'M GOOD.

>> I SEE HER LISTED IN HERE, SO HOPEFULLY WE'RE ALL CONNECTED TO HER.

MISS LOW, IF YOU'RE CALLING FROM THE 469 NUMBER, I HAVE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END, YOU'LL NEED TO UNMUTE ON YOUR END.

>> SHE'S SAYING THAT IT WON'T LET HER UNMUTE.

>> IF IT'S THE 469 NUMBER, CAN WE MOVE THAT OVER TO PAYING LIST? THAT SHOULD GIVE HER BETTER ACCESS. [NOISE]

>> IT DOESN'T ALLOW ME TO PROMOTE HER PHONE TO PANELIST.

IS SHE SUPPOSED TO STAR 9? IS SHE?

>> WELL, THAT'S EITHER STAR 9, YEAH I BELIEVE IT'S STAR 9 IN THE ZOOM PLATFORM.

[NOISE] I SEE YOU'VE PUT YOUR HAND UP, BUT AT THIS POINT, I THINK WE'VE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END, SO I'M NOT SURE WHAT ELSE.

EITHER TRY THE STAR 9 OR THE STAR 6, I BELIEVE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM.

THERE WE GO. I THINK WE'RE THERE.

>> HELLO HERE.

>> HERE WE GO.

>> OH, HERE I GO. ALL RIGHT.

SORRY. STAR 6 IS THE TRICK, JUST SO YOU'LL KNOW.

[LAUGHTER] NICK'S ON YOU.

>> THANK YOU. GO AHEAD.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING US HERE TONIGHT.

I GUESS THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE, WAS BACK IN 2019, SO IT'S BEEN TWO YEARS SINCE WE TALKED AND SEE EACH OTHER TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT 635 EAST PROJECT.

THANK YOU FOR INVITING US BACK TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING THE PAST FEW YEARS AND WHAT WILL BE COMING FORWARD.

JUST GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHERE WE AT IN TERM OF SCHEDULE, THE FIRST YEAR AND A HALF REALLY WERE HEAVY ON DOING THE DESIGN.

WE DO NOW HAVE A LOT OF DESIGN FINALIZED.

AS YOU CAN SEE, DRIVING UP AND DOWN THE QUARTER, YOU SEE A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION GOING ON ALREADY.

WE'RE ACTUALLY ALSO DOING UTILITY RELOCATION AS WELL.

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YOU CAN SEE FROM THE LITTLE BARS, A LOT OF TIME WE'RE DOING UTILITY RELOCATIONS AND CONSTRUCTION AT THE SAME TIME, SO AS SOON AS THE UTILITY RELOCATION IS DONE, WE GO RIGHT IN TO START CONSTRUCTIONS.

YOU SEE A LOT OF THAT ACTIVITY PARALLEL HERE.

WE STILL ANTICIPATE THE POTENTIAL COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT WILL BE IN LATE 2024 AND EARLY 2025, SO THAT HASN'T CHANGED.

A LOT HAS HAPPENED FOR THE ENTIRE PROJECT QUARTER AND ALSO WITHIN THE CITY GARLAND AS WELL AS YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION ON THE CROSS STREET AND THINGS.

JUST A LITTLE HIGHLIGHT OF WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING THIS PAST YEAR OR SO.

WE SHIFTED THE WESTBOUND 635 TRAFFIC ONTO THE EASTBOUND MAIN LANE SO THAT WE CAN FREE UP SOME ROOM TO CONSTRUCT THE WESTBOUND SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY BETWEEN CENTREVILLE AND PLANO.

WE ALSO HAVE DEMOED SEVERAL OF THE WESTBOUND MAIN LANE BRIDGES ACROSS DIFFERENT CROSS STREET.

WE ALSO STARTED THE CONSTRUCTION FOR THOSE NEW MAIN LANE BRIDGES ON THE WESTBOUND MAIN LANE.

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, WE HAVE STILL SOME UTILITY RELOCATION GOING ON.

WE ALSO STARTED A LOT OF DRAINAGE FROM NEW FRONT EDGE OR CONSTRUCTION AS WELL.

I WANTED TO MAKE AN INTRODUCTION HERE.

TONIGHT, I HAVE JONATHAN KELSEY FROM TXDOT WHO IS THE STATEMENT 2 MANAGER, WHICH BASICALLY ENCOMPASS THE ENTIRE CITY OF GARLAND LIMIT FROM THE TEXTS OUTSIDE WHO MANAGE THE CONSTRUCTIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE GOING ON WITHIN STATEMENT 2.

I ALSO HAVE [INAUDIBLE] HE IS THE SEDIMENT 2 MANAGER ON THE PLP SIDE WHO IS IN CHARGE OF ALL THE CONSTRUCTION AND UTILITY RELOCATION GOING ON WITHIN THAT LIMIT.

HERE'S HIS PHONE NUMBER I WOULD GIVING TO ALL OF YOU FOR ANY KIND OF PROBLEMS THAT ARE GOING TO HAPPEN WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS DURING CONSTRUCTION.

I'M GOING TO HAVE JONATHAN TO GO INTO THOSE DETAIL, GIVE YOU A OVERVIEW OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED ON ALL THESE CROSS STREETS THAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

>> GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS JONATHAN KELSEY.

THE SEGMENT 2 MANAGER AS GRACE SAID.

WE'RE GOING TO START HERE AT KINGSLEY AND 635.

LOOKING TOWARDS THIS, THIS IS THE EASTBOUND SIDE OF 635 AND THE WESTBOUND SIDE 635.

WHAT WE'VE DONE SO FAR TO DATE IS WE HAVE MOVED TRAFFIC OFF OF THE LANES OVER HERE TO THIS SIDE TO HELP FACILITATE A WATER LINE INSTALLED.

IT GOES IN RIGHT UNDERNEATH THE BRIDGE RIGHT HERE.

WE HAVE DEMOED A PORTION OF THE WESTBOUND MAIN LANE BRIDGE.

WE HAVE STARTED CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEW WESTBOUND MAIN LANE BRIDGE, AND WE'VE ALSO STARTED DOING THE DRAINAGE THAT CUTS ACROSS UNDERNEATH KINGSLEY, RIGHT HERE.

THE NEXT CROSS STREET IS JUPITER.

JUPITER, HERE WHAT WE'VE DONE, THIS IS EASTBOUND 635, WESTBOUND 635, WE REMOVED A PORTION OF THE WESTBOUND 635 BRIDGE, AND WE ARE STARTING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW WESTBOUND 635 BRIDGE OVER JUPITER.

ON JUPITER, WE'VE HAD TO TAKE OUT THE OUTSIDE LANE EITHER SIDE TO HELP FACILITATE THE NEW BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION RIGHT HERE, AND THEN YOU'LL NOTICE THAT WE HAVE STARTED THE FRONTAGE ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON THE WESTBOUND FRONTAGE ROAD RIGHT ALONG HERE TO JUPITER.

THE NEXT INTERSECTION IS GARLAND AVENUE.

WHAT WE'VE DONE HERE ON GARLAND IS, THIS IS WESTBOUND-EASTBOUND AGAIN.

WHAT WE'VE DONE RIGHT HERE IS WE'VE TAKEN THE TRAFFIC OFF FOR THE SOUTHBOUND LANES AND PUT THEM INTO THE NORTHBOUND LANES.

THIS IS GOING TO HELP US PUT IN THE DRAINAGE IN THE INDUCED SOUTHBOUND LANES OF GARLAND AVENUE.

ALSO, WE HAVE STARTED SOME OF THE NEW EMBANKMENT FOR THE FRONTAGE ROADS THAT ARE GOING TO GO IN HERE, AND HERE, AND RIGHT HERE.

THEN WE HAVE REMOVED A PORTION OF THE WESTBOUND BRIDGE OVER GARLAND AND THE KCS RAILROAD TRACKS TO HELP FACILITATE THE NEW BRIDGE THAT GOES OVER THOSE.

HERE AT SHILOH ROAD.

THIS ONE'S A LITTLE BIT OF DEVIATION FROM THE OTHER PICTURES.

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THIS IS ACTUALLY WESTBOUND, AND THIS WAY IS EAST BOUND.

WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE AT SHILOH IS, RIGHT NOW WE'RE BUILDING THIS OVERPASS HERE, AND ON SHILOH ROAD, WE HAVE PUSHED THE TRAFFIC TO THE OUTER LANES, OUTER TWO LANES TO HELP BUILD THIS CENTER BENT RIGHT IN HERE.

THEN AT NORTHWESTERN HIGHWAY, YOU'LL NOTICE WE'VE DONE CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEW WESTBOUND BRIDGES, AND THE EASTBOUND BRIDGE RIGHT HERE AT NORTHWEST HIGHWAY.

WE HAVE NOT SHIFTED ANY TRAFFIC ON NORTHWEST HIGHWAY AS OF YET.

THEN CENTREVILLE, THIS IS WESTBOUND-EASTBOUND.

WE HAVE STARTED BUILDING THE NEW BRIDGES OF EASTBOUND.

WE HAD TO TAKE DOWN A SMALL PORTION OF THE EXISTING EASTBOUND BRIDGE.

WE'RE ALSO BUILDING THE WESTBOUND OVERPASS RIGHT HERE, AND THEN YOU'LL ALSO NOTICE THAT WE HAVE STARTED THE NEW RETAINING WALL AESTHETICS THAT COME IN RIGHT THROUGH HERE.

THEN HERE IS A PRETTY PICTURE OF THE FIRE WHEEL AESTHETICS FOR OUR RETAINING WALLS THAT ARE CENTREVILLE RIGHT NOW.

THE LAST INTERSECTION WE HAVE IS THE LA PRADA INTERSECTION.

WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS, WE HAVE MOVED THE TRAFFIC ONTO THE WESTBOUND LANE, SO THIS IS SOUTHBOUND-NORTHBOUND.

WE'VE MOVED TRAFFIC ONTO THE WESTBOUND LANES, HELP FACILITATE THE PLACEMENT OF THIS 12 BY NINE BOX THAT'S GOING IN IN THIS QUADRANT RIGHT HERE.

ONCE THEY FINISH THAT, THEY'RE GOING TO PUSH TRAFFIC OVER TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT INTERSECTION AND THEN CONTINUE ON WITH THE DRAINAGE BOX THAT COMES UP THIS WAY.

ONCE THAT HAPPENS, WE WILL PUT TRAFFIC ONTO THIS TEMPORARY ON-RAMP TO HELP MAINTAIN THE TRAFFIC FOR NORTHBOUND.

THE BIG UPCOMING TRAFFIC IN SEGMENT 2 OR TRAFFIC CONTROL CHANGES IN SEGMENT 2 IS GOING TO BE THE CLOSURE OF THE EASTBOUND, THE EXISTING EASTBOUND EXIT TO NORTHWEST HIGHWAY.

WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO CLOSE DOWN THIS EXIT TEMPORARILY PRETTY MUCH FOR THE DURATION OF THE PROJECT TO HELP FACILITATE THE BUILDING OF THE NEW EXITS, SORRY, THE FRONTAGE ROAD AND THE NEW EXIT THAT'LL COME IN THROUGH HERE.

THE DETOUR ROUTE IS BASICALLY EVERYBODY'S GOING TO NEED TO TAKE GARLAND IF YOU WANT TO ACCESS NORTHWEST HIGHWAY BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CLOSE IT BACK HERE.

THE NEW RAMP IS GOING TO COME IN RIGHT HERE, RIGHT OVER THE TOP OF GARLAND TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS NORTHWEST HIGHWAY.

I WILL TURN IT BACK OVER TO GRACE AND SHE'LL GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON THE REST OF THE PROJECTS.

[NOISE]

>> BESIDES THE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY GOING ON IN SEGMENT 2 WHICH IS ALL ENCOMPASS CITY OF GARLAND, JUST A COUPLE OF BIG ITEMS. IF YOU DRIVE UP AND DOWN FOR COMMUTES, I WANTED TO CLARIFY, WE DO HAVE A GREENVILLE AVENUE BRIDGE DEMO JUST THIS COMING UP SATURDAY.

635 WILL BE SHUT DOWN ON SATURDAY NIGHT FROM 8:00 PM TILL THE NEXT DAY, NOON, SUNDAY TO FACILITATE THAT BRIDGE DEMOLITION.

THEN WE'RE GOING TO PLAN TO DO THE ROYAL LANE AND MILLER ROAD, BRIDGE DEMO AS WELL, AND THAT PROBABLY WOULD COME AT THE END OF JUNE.

WE DON'T HAVE THE EXACT DATE YET.

THERE'S A COUPLE OF THING THAT'S GOING ON IN SKILLMAN STREET THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY ALSO WORKING ON, AND WE CONTINUE ALL THE INTERCHANGE BRIDGE CONSTRUCTIONS.

IF YOU DRIVE THROUGH THE INTERCHANGE, YOU SEE A LOT OF COLUMNS AND VENT, AND SUBSTRUCTURES ARE ALREADY UP.

ACTUALLY, WE'RE GOING TO DO BEAM ERECTIONS NEXT SATURDAY, THE NEXT WEEKEND, TO START REALLY GOING AT THE INTERCHANGE AS WELL.

WE ARE LOOKING INTO DO THE BRIDGE THAT POUR FOR THE GALLOWAY BRIDGE, WHICH IS ONE OF THE FIRST BRIDGE THAT WE WILL FINISH AND HOPING THAT WE CAN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC GALLOWAY OVER I-30 SOMETIME LATER THIS YEAR.

I WANTED TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW A COUPLE OF

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ONGOING COORDINATION THAT WE CONTINUE TO HAVE WITHIN THE CITY OF GARLAND.

WE DO HAVE A MONTHLY CITY STAFF MEETING AND WITH PAUL AND WAYNE AND SHAFIK.

THEY BRING IN WHATEVER QUESTION THEY HAVE OR THEY HAVE BEEN CONCERN THAT THEY MIGHT HEAR FROM RESIDENTS OR FROM WHAT THEY INSPECT THEMSELVES.

WE ALSO KEEP THEM IN THE LOOP OF UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES OR PROGRESS.

THAT MONTHLY MEETING HAS BEEN PRETTY HELPFUL.

PAUL AND WAYNE IS ALWAYS HELPFUL, ESPECIALLY WENG TO HELP US RESOLVE SOME OF THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL ISSUES AND TIMING ISSUES, SO WE REALLY DO APPRECIATE THAT.

WE ALSO COORDINATE WITH THE CONTRACTOR RAGEL.

WE HAVE A BIWEEKLY MEETING WITH THEM.

AS YOU KNOW, THEY ARE DOING THE SHILOH ROAD RECONSTRUCTION.

WE HAVE BIWEEKLY MEETING WITH THEM TO KEEP EACH OTHER IN THE LOOP OF WHAT UPCOMING ACTIVITY WE HAVE, SO MAKE SURE WE'RE STAYING OUT OF EACH OTHER WAY IN TERMS OF TRAFFIC CLOSURES OR ANY KIND OF CONSTRUCTION PHASING.

SO FAR, WE HAVEN'T HAVE ANY ISSUES AND WE ALL WORK WELL TOGETHER, SO WE'RE GOOD THERE.

WE ALSO HAVE WEEKLY MEETING WITH KCS RAILROAD TO TALK ABOUT ANY KIND OF DEMOLITION PLAN OR ANYTIME WE WORK WITHIN THERE RIGHT AWAY FOR ANY KIND OF OTHER CONSTRUCTION.

WE ALSO HAVE BIWEEKLY COORDINATION WITH DART WHEN WE HAVE ANY KIND OF TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OR OVER A COUPLE OF DAYS CLOSURES ON FRONTAGE ROAD AND CROSS STREET.

WE LET THEM KNOW SO THEY CAN STOP PLANNING ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FOR THEIR BUS AND [MUSIC] IF THERE'S ANY KIND OF CLOSURE THAT IMPACT THEIR BUS STOP, THEY USUALLY COME OUT AND FIGURE OUT WHERE THEY NEED TO RELOCATE THE BUS STOP AT.

WE ALSO HAVE A COUPLE OF BUSINESS MEETINGS THAT WE ALWAYS HAVE.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST THING THAT I THOUGHT THAT WE DO WELL IS THE BUSINESS TASK FORCE MEETING.

WHEN WE HAVE THE PROJECT, WE VISUALIZE THAT THIS WILL BE AN IN-PERSON MEETING.

AS YOU KNOW, BECAUSE OF COVID, WE COULDN'T GO TO IN-PERSON MEETING SO WE START TO PRODUCE THIS VIRTUAL VIDEO.

IN FACT, WE ACTUALLY HAVE ONE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE BACK IN MARCH, SPECIFICALLY TALKED ABOUT THE LIMIT WITHIN CITY OF GARLAND.

WE'RE ACTUALLY UPDATING ANOTHER VIDEO NOW AND PROBABLY GOING TO COME OUT SOMETIME LATER THIS SUMMER.

THOSE VIDEOS ARE POSTED ON OUR PROJECT WEBSITE, HTTPS://635EAST.COM.

SO ANY KIND OF PERSON, ANY OF Y'ALL INTERESTED, FEEL FREE TO GO UP THERE.

THERE'S A LOT OF PROJECT INFORMATION UP THERE.

WE HAVE PROJECT PHOTOS AND WE HAVE A CAMERA AT THE INTERCHANGE THAT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE.

BESIDES THAT, WE ALSO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH ALL OF ADJACENT BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS.

WE HAVE FLIERS, WE DELIVER THEM TO THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

OUR PI OFFICE IS HERE KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD OR HOA.

EVEN THOUGH WE CAN'T REALLY DO THE IN-PERSON THING, I FELT THE COMMUNICATION IS STILL EFFICIENT WITH THE IN-PERSON EMAIL OR PHONE CALL AND THE VIDEOS IN THE VIRTUAL MEETING THAT WE HAVE DEVELOPED.

A COUPLE OF VENUES THAT WE GO OUT TO DO THE PUBLIC OUTREACH, ONE OF THE BIGGEST THING THAT WE HAVE IS TRAFFIC ALERT.

WE HAVE THIS WEEKLY TRAFFIC ALERT THAT WE SENT OUT THROUGH EMAILS THAT'S CALLED E-BLASTS, AND ALSO TEXT ALERTS.

WEEKLY, WE'LL SEND OUT AN EMAIL TO LIST OUT ALL THE UPCOMING CLOSURE FOR THE WEEK.

WHENEVER WE HAVE A MORE LONG-TERM CLOSURES OR A FULL CLOSURE ON THE MAINLANES.

WE ALSO SEND OUT TEXT ALERT SEVEN DAYS IN ADVANCE SO PEOPLE WILL KNOW WHAT THE BIGGEST TRAFFIC IMPACT WILL BE WHEN WE HAVE TO CLOSE ANY FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY.

WE HAVE A E-NEWSLETTER THAT WE PRODUCED THAT THEY WOULD SEND OUT AND IT'S ALSO LOCATED ON OUR PROJECT WEBSITE.

AS I'VE MENTIONED EARLIER ON THE PROJECT WEBSITE, THERE'S ALSO THESE MONTHLY AERIAL PHOTOS THAT WE UPDATE SO YOU CAN SEE THE PROJECTS BY MONTH BY MONTH PROGRESS.

WE HAVE CAMERAS THAT RIGHT NOW JUST SET UP AT THE INTERCHANGE AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO PROBABLY ADD AT LEAST ONE OR TWO MORE ALONG THE CORRIDOR.

AS I MENTIONED, WE DO PRESENTATIONS.

LIKE TODAY, WE'RE HERE DOING A VIRTUAL PRESENTATION AND WE HAVE HAD OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP OR COMMUNITY GROUPS THAT HAVE REQUESTED TO DO MEETING WITH THIS, AND SO WE HAVE ATTENDED THOSE MEETING AND PROVIDED PRESENTATIONS AS WELL.

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THEN SOMETIMES, WE ALSO PRODUCE THESE DETOUR VIDEOS BUT PEOPLE SEE WHERE THE DETOUR WILL GO WHEN WE HAVE THE 635 MAINLANES SHUT DOWN AND TO EXPLAIN BETTER INSTEAD OF JUST DESCRIBE IT WITH EMAIL.

LIKE I MENTIONED EARLIER, WE ALSO DO THE BUSINESS TASK FORCE VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS AS WELL.

HERE IS A COUPLE OF WAYS TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH US.

OBVIOUSLY, YOU CAN ALWAYS FEEL FREE TO VISIT US AT OUR PROJECT MAIN OFFICE LOCATED ON ABRAMS IN DALLAS.

HERE IS OUR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANY KIND OF INFORMATIONS OR INQUIRY OR COMPLAINT ABOUT.

THEN THIS IS OUR PROJECT WEBSITE, 635EAST.COM, THAT HAS ALL THE INFORMATIONS UP THERE.

WE HAVE THE PHONE NUMBER, ANYBODY CAN CALL US, AND ALSO ALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE THAT WE HAVE TO KEEP EVERYBODY IN THE LOOP OF WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE EVERYDAY PROJECT.

OBVIOUSLY, ANYBODY CAN ALWAYS REACH OUT TO ME.

OUR TXDOT PI OFFICERS ARE ALSO WITHIN REACH.

PLC ALSO HAS A PI OFFICER THAT HANDLE A LOT OF THIS INQUIRY FROM THE PUBLIC.

WE ALL HAVE BEEN WORKING PRETTY WELL TOGETHER TRYING TO ADDRESS WHATEVER INQUIRIES OR ISSUES THAT THE PUBLIC HAVE BROUGHT TO US.

THAT'S ABOUT THE PRESENTATION WE HAVE.

ANY OF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS SO FAR?

>> I THINK WE'VE GOT FEW QUESTIONS QUEUED UP FOR YOU.

>> OKAY.

>> IF YOU CAN UNSHARE YOUR SCREEN FOR ME.

>> YEAH.

>> THERE'S NO GUARANTEE THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO BRING THE PRESENTATION BACKUP OR WE GOT TO START IT SOMEWHERE.

>> OKAY.

>> FIRST OFF, COUNCILMAN VERA?

>> MS. LO?

>> YES?

>> CAN YOU HEAR?

>> YES, I CAN HEAR YOU.

>> WHEN ARE YOU, YOU SAY, YOU'RE GOING TO DO ROYAL LANE BRIDGE AND GREENVILLE? WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO DO THOSE BRIDGES?

>> DEMOLITION FOR GREENVILLE WILL HAPPEN ACTUALLY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT.

IT'S A PARTIAL DEMOLITION.

BASICALLY, WHICH THE TRAFFIC ONTO ONE SIDE OF THE BRIDGE.

THIS COMING UP SATURDAY, WE'RE GOING TO DEMO THE U-TURN BRIDGE AND ALSO THE WESTBOUND DIRECTION BRIDGE AS WELL TOGETHER ON THE SAME NIGHT.

FOR THE ROYAL LANE AND MILLER ROAD, RIGHT NOW, WE DON'T HAVE A CONCRETE DATE YET.

WE ANTICIPATE IT TO HAPPEN PROBABLY AT THE END OF JUNE OR EARLY JULY, THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY, POTENTIALLY.

>> COULD YOU TELL ME WHAT OTHER ALTERNATIVE WE GOT TO GO TO SKILLMAN OR TOWARDS THE SMU IF WE USE THOSE TOO ALL THE TIME AND SKILLMAN BRIDGE?

>> SKILLMAN BRIDGE IS STILL OPEN SO WE HAVEN'T DONE ANY TRAFFIC YET.

ACTUALLY, FOR SKILLMAN BRIDGE, WHEN IT'S TIME FOR US TO SHUT DOWN THE MAIN BRIDGE, WE ARE ACTUALLY STILL CURRENTLY BUILDING A TEMPORARY BRIDGE RIGHT NOW NEXT TO IT.

SO SKILLMAN WILL NEVER GET CLOSED DOWN.

HONESTLY, FOR THESE, ROYAL, MILLER, AND ANY KIND OF CROSS STREET BRIDGES, WE ARE COMMITTED TO STAY OPEN AT ALL TIMES.

THE ONLY TIME THAT IT WOULD BE CLOSED IS OVERNIGHT OR WEEKEND OVERNIGHT FOR THE DEMOLITIONS.

IF WHEN ROYAL LANE IS CLOSED, MOST LIKELY THE DETOUR WILL BE GOING TO ABRAMS OR FOREST.

I CAN'T REMEMBER ON THE DETOUR MAP OF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

FOR GREENVILLE, FOR EXAMPLE, FOR THIS COMING UP WEEKEND WHEN GREENVILLE SHUT DOWN, THE DETOUR, IT GO TO ABRAMS AND FOREST.

>> ARE YOU DOING ANYTHING ON PLANO ROAD IN 635?

>> WE ARE GOING TO RECONSTRUCT, OBVIOUSLY, THE PLANO ROAD, THE LOAD OF BRIDGES.

BUT SO FAR, WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING PLANNED YET THAT WILL HAVE TO SHUT DOWN PLANO ROAD.

LIKE I SAID BEFORE, WE DO TAKE A LOT OF THESE TRAFFIC IN [INAUDIBLE] SERIOUSLY.

SO WE WORK WITH PLC TO MAKE SURE ONE OR TWO LANE WILL MAINTAIN OPEN AS MUCH AS WE CAN.

THE ONLY TIME THAT IT MIGHT NEED TO SHUT DOWN IS OVERNIGHT DURING

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THE WEEKEND SO THAT THEY CAN DO SOME BRIDGE DEMO OR BEAM ERECTIONS ACTIVITY.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> YES.

>> SIR, COUNSELLOR WILLIAMS.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

MICHELLE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

I'VE GOT THREE QUICK QUESTIONS FOR YOU OR MAYBE MR. LOCI MAYBE WILL ADDRESS ONE.

ONE IS, I HAVEN'T HEARD VERY MUCH.

CAN YOU GIVE US AN OVERVIEW OF THE FEEDBACK? YOU'VE MENTIONED SEVERAL VIRTUAL MEETINGS IN CONTACT WITH BUSINESSES? CAN YOU JUST GIVE US A FLAVOR OF WHAT FEEDBACK YOU'RE GETTING FROM BUSINESSES? FRANKLY, I HAVEN'T HEARD VERY MUCH MYSELF AND YOU OR MR. LOCI TALK ABOUT THAT.

MY SECOND QUESTION TO YOU IS, I THINK MR. KELSO, AT THE LA PRADA, 675, SERVICE ROAD.

CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT AND WHAT'S GOOD AND WHAT'S THE IMPACT OF THE WORK THERE AND THE WORK GOING ON AS 30, AND THE CONNECTIONS AND WHAT ARE GOING TO BE THE ALTERNATIVES WHEN THAT WORK ACTUALLY BEGINS THERE? MY THIRD QUESTION IS, I'VE BEEN GETTING THE ALERTS.

EXCELLENT, I APPRECIATE THAT.

BUT I'VE HAD SEVERAL DISSONANCE AS THEY ONCE THEY GET IN A MIX, THEY'RE ALL IN 635.

IN THE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HAVING MESSAGE BOARDS, DIGITAL BOARDS, AT SOME OF THE MAJOR CROSSINGS STREETS TO PROVIDE MOTORISTS WITH SOME HEADS-UP INFORMATION BEFORE THEY ACTUALLY GET ON 635.

THOSE ARE MY THREE QUESTIONS. THANK YOU.

>> THE FIRST QUESTION IS ABOUT SOME OF THE FEEDBACK ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD OR COMMUNITY INVITATION.

I CAN'T QUITE REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE ONE THAT WE WERE INVITED TO.

I GUESS IT WAS PROBABLY LATER PART OF LAST YEAR OR EARLY PART OF THIS YEAR.

THEY INVITED US TO TALK ABOUT OUR BATCH PLAN.

THEY DIDN'T REALLY HAVE ANY NEGATIVE FEEDBACK.

THEY JUST INVITED US TO ANSWER SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT.

IT WAS PRETTY SIMPLE AND WE DIDN'T GET A LOT OF A NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE FEEDBACK.

WE WERE JUST THERE TO ANSWER SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT THEY HAVE FOR THE INTERNAL DISCUSSION.

THE SECOND QUESTION THAT YOU MENTIONED ABOUT A LA PRADA [OVERLAPPING]

>> CAN YOU PUT THAT PARTICULAR SLIDE [INAUDIBLE] AS YOU TALK ABOUT THAT, PLEASE?

>> CAN YOU PUT WHAT?

>> THE SLIDE.

>> THE SLIDE?

>> CAN YOU PUT THE SLIDE BACK UP AS YOU DISCUSS THAT, PLEASE?

>> I THINK IT'S SLIDE 11.

>> CAN YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN RIGHT NOW?

>> YES.

>> OKAY. LET ME GO THERE.

CAN YOU HEAR?

>> YES.

>> OKAY. HERE'S LA PRADA.

AS JONATHAN MENTIONED EARLIER, LA PRADA FUEL OPEN.

WE HAVEN'T SHUT DOWN ANY LANE ON LA PRADA YET.

WE SHIFT THE TRAFFIC ONTO THE WEST BOUND THIGH SO THAT WE CAN START WITH DISCUSSION ON THE 12 BY 9 UNDERGROUND COVID BOXES RIGHT HERE.

WHILE WE'RE DOING THAT, THE ON-RAMP STILL MAINTAINED OPEN THE OFF-RAMP STILL MAINTAINED OPEN, NOTHING CHANGED.

WHEN THEY FINISHED THAT COVID BOX CONSTRUCTIONS ON THIS SIDE WHEN THEY START MOVING UP TO THE NORTH BECAUSE THAT BACH GO KEEP, CONTINUE ON ALONG THE FRONT ROAD HERE.

THEY ARE GOING TO FLIP THE TRAFFIC TO NOW THE EASTBOUND SIDE,

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AGAIN, LA PRADA STILL MAINTAIN OPEN.

WE HAVEN'T CLOSED IT AND WHEN THEY START CONSTRUCTION UP THAT COVER THAT EVENTUALLY CROSS OVER THE ENTRANCE RAMP, THEY ARE GOING TO SHIFT THE ON-RAMP TRAFFIC THAT TRAVEL ON THIS EXISTING RAMP ON TO PAMPER EIGHT ON-RAMP RIGHT HERE.

THEY WOULD STILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THAT 635 NORTHBOUND.

NOW, THERE IS A TIME THAT WHEN WE HAVE TO REBUILD, WE CONSTRUCT LA PRADA ALTOGETHER BECAUSE RIGHT NOW LA PRADA IS PRETTY LOW AND IT BLED A LOT.

THIS HAVE TO PROBABLY BRING UP BY ABOUT 25, 26 FEET FROM THE 15 GRADE.

WHEN THAT HAPPENS, LA PRADA WILL BE SHUT DOWN AND WE ALLOW THE CONTRACTOR IN WHICH WE COINED A WITH THE CITY OF DALLAS WHEN WE DRAFT OUR TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN THAT THEY ARE ALLOWED TO CLOSE UP TO ONE YEAR.

HERE WE STRUCK LA PRADA AT THIS POINT.

THAT WILL PROBABLY HAPPEN IN THE LATER PART OR MID PART OF 2023 WHEN THAT GO IN.

DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, COUNCILMAN WILLIAM?

>> YES, MA'AM, IT DOES. THANK YOU.

>> OKAY. THEN THE THIRD QUESTION YOU ASKED ABOUT THE MESSAGE BOARD.

ACTUALLY, WE DO PUT OUR MESSAGE BOARD EACH TIME WE HAVE ANY KIND OF FULL CLOSURES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

WE ALWAYS PUT A MESSAGE OUT.

NOT ONLY IS ON OUT DMF FOR MANGLING, AND WE ALSO PUT OUT THOSE CHANGEABLE MESSAGE SIGNED AT PORTABLE AND ALSO WHEN WE HAVE TO DO SHUT DOWN CITY STREET LIKE [INAUDIBLE] OR LA PRADA OR [INAUDIBLE] FOR OVERNIGHT, FOR BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION.

WE OFTEN WILL PUT THE CHANGEABLE MESSAGE [INAUDIBLE] THAT ARE PORTABLE ON BOTH OUR DIRECTION NEAR THE CLOSURE SO THAT THEY NOT ONLY THEY GET THAT FROM E-MAIL OR TAGS SO WHEN THEY TRY, THEY CAN SEE IT.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU, MA'AM. THANK YOU. MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. COUNSELLOR ROBIN, YOU'RE UP NEXT.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION [LAUGHTER] AND FOR THE GREAT WORK YOU GUYS ARE DOING.

>> THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP THAT WE RECEIVE FROM YOU AS WELL, SO THAT'S THE LEAST THAT WE CAN DO. [LAUGHTER]

>> IF YOU GUYS FEEL, SEE THEY WERE MAKING IT HAPPEN AND IT'S VERY EXCITING EVERY TIME I HEAD OUT THAT WAY TO SEE THE PROGRESS THAT'S BEEN DONE IN WHAT FEELS LIKE A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

EVERYBODY'S REALLY GETTING AFTER IT.

I DO HEAR FROM CITIZENS, WERE VERY PLEASED ABOUT THE PROGRESS.

THE CONSTRUCTION HAS NOT BEEN NEARLY AS DISRUPTIVE AS I THINK PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.

KUDOS TO YOU GUYS AND PLC.

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US UP.

GREAT INFORMATION TONIGHT.

YOU GUYS SHOULD TOTALLY HAVE A WEBSITE TO PUT IT ALL ON. I'M JUST KIDDING.

[LAUGHTER] I KNOW THAT EVERYTHING WE'VE HEARD TONIGHT IS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN GET VIA THE WEBSITE OR BY THE EMAILS.

I GET THE EMAILS AND MESSAGES.

THEY'VE BEEN INCREDIBLY INFORMATIVE.

IT DOES NOT FEEL LIKE IT HAS BEEN TWO YEARS SINCE WE HEARD FROM YOU ALL BECAUSE YOU GUYS HAVE DONE SUCH A GREAT JOB, KEEPING EVERYONE APPRISED OF WHAT'S GOING ON, AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

I KNOW THE CITIZENS DO TOO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU, LIKEWISE.

WE HAVE GOTTEN A LOT OF HELP FROM THE CITY STAFF AND FROM YOU AND FROM ALL THE COUNCIL AS WELL.

WE REALLY DO APPRECIATE YOU'RE SUPPORTIVE OF THIS PROJECT, IN OUR TEAM.

>> ABSOLUTELY. IT'S MORE THAN JUST TAKING A VILLAGE, IT TAKES A WHOLE REGION TO WORK TOGETHER [OVERLAPPING] TO MAKE A PROJECT LIKE THIS WORK.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, SIR.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS BEFORE WE MOVE ON? I WOULD JUST SAY THANK YOU.

THE AERIAL PHOTOS REALLY ARE TELLING THE STORY.

WHEN YOU'RE ON THE FREEWAY, ALL YOU SEE ARE THE BARRICADES AND THE CONES AND ALL OF THAT.

BUT TO SEE THE AERIAL SHOTS, THE BEFORES AND THE AFTERS, YOU CAN REALLY SEE, AS COUNCILOR AUBIN WOULD SAY, HOW MUCH PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN HONESTLY A VERY SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME ON THIS ENORMOUS PROJECT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I BELIEVE THAT'S ALL WE HAVE FOR YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR INVITING US TONIGHT. I APPRECIATE IT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

>> YOU TOO.

>> BYE BYE.

>> COUNCIL, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE US ON TO ITEM 4B,

[4B. Interview for Appointment to the North Texas Municipal Water District Board]

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WHICH IS INTERVIEW FOR APPOINTMENTS TO THE NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT BOARD.

OBVIOUSLY, IT'S TIME OUR APPOINTEES TO COME UP IN OPPOSITE YEARS.

WE'VE ONLY HAD ONE APPLICANT.

DON GORDON HAS APPLIED FOR REAPPOINTMENT TO THE WATER DISTRICT BOARD, AND I BELIEVE HE IS ON WITH US.

MR. GORDON, I'VE OPENED THE LINE ON OUR END, IF YOU CAN UNMUTE ON YOUR END.

>> DID THAT DO IT?

>> THERE YOU GO, SIR.

>> THERE YOU GO. GOOD AFTERNOON.

>> MR. GORDON, AT THIS POINT, I GUESS I'LL GIVE YOU A FEW MINUTES TO GIVES US A BRIEF UPDATE ON WHY YOU'RE SEEKING YOUR REAPPOINTMENT AND WE'LL GO FROM THERE.

>> ARE YOU THERE?

>> YES, SIR, WE ARE HERE.

>> WELL, WE ARE IN GREAT SHAPE.

OF COURSE, FOR THE NEW MEMBERS, THE NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT IS A REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT THAT PROVIDES WATER TO A LITTLE BIT LESS THAN TWO MILLION PEOPLE, AND HAS A BUDGET OF $570 MILLION A YEAR, HAS ABOUT 880 EMPLOYEES.

WE'VE ENTERED A NEW TAB AT THE WATER DISTRICT.

WE HAVE A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JENNA COVINGTON, AND WE HAVE A NEW METHODOLOGY FOR CALCULATING THE RATE THAT REPLACE THE OLD TANKER PLAY SYSTEM, WHICH HAS MADE EVERYONE HAPPY.

GARLAND HAS PLAYED A PROMINENT LEADERSHIP ROLE IN THE DISTRICTS IN THE LAST FEW YEARS AS I AM THE PAST PRESIDENT.

ONE YEAR REMOVED, I WAS ON THE COMMITTEE TO SELECT THE NEW PEOPLE TO COME INTO THE CHAIRS AND OUR NEW VICE PRESCIENT IS MR. JACK MAY, MY PARTNER AND THE OTHER REPRESENTATIVE OF THE WATER DISTRICT.

HE WILL BE VICE PRESIDENT THIS YEAR AND PRESIDENT NEXT YEAR.

WE HAVE A NEW RESERVOIR.

WE HAVE A NEW WATER FACILITY IN LEONARD.

WE HAVE A NEW WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN MCKINNEY.

WE'RE GETTING POISED SO THAT, I THINK, THAT YOU CAN ALL FEEL VERY HAPPY ABOUT HAVING PLENTY OF WATER FOR THE NEXT 20 OR 30 YEARS, [NOISE] AND THINGS ARE IN A MUCH BETTER SHAPE THAN THEY HAD BEEN.

WITH THAT, ANY QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING FOR ME?

>> THANK YOU, SIR.

>> MR. NEIGHBOR, YOUR HAND HAS GONE UP.

>> [LAUGHTER] IT DID. I DON'T USUALLY WEIGH IN ON THESE MATTERS.

>> [LAUGHTER] THAT'S WHY I WAS CONCERNED.

USUALLY, WHEN I SEE YOU POP UP, I KNOW WE'RE GOING OFF TRACK ON SOMETHING BUT I WAS LIKE, "I THINK WE'RE ON TRACK HERE." [LAUGHTER]

>> WE WERE INDEED ON TRACK.

IF THE COUNSEL WILL ALLOW ME, I WANTED TO THANK MR. GORDON FOR A SERVICE TO THE DISTRICT AND TO THE PEOPLE OF GARLAND, AND HIS LEADERSHIP IN HELPING US GET OVER THE HURDLE.

>> WOW. BRAD, IS THAT REALLY YOU?

>> THAT'S REALLY ME.

>> [LAUGHTER] THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU, DON, AND THANK YOU COUNCIL FOR ENTERTAINING ME HERE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR MR. GORDON? COUNCILMAN WILLIAMS.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. MR. GORDON, DON, I DON'T WANT TO ECHO [INAUDIBLE] BUT I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR MANY YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CITY VIA THE MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT BOARD.

IT'S ONE THING TO HEAR ABOUT CHANGE, IT'S ONE THINGS TO ACTUALLY LIVE IT, AND HAVE THE CONSTANT REPRESENTATION

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THAT WHAT I CALL THE DYNAMIC DUO HAS PROVIDED FOR THE CITY OF GARLAND.

I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT.

THANK YOU FOR HANGING IN THERE DURING THE LEAN TIMES BECAUSE IT HASN'T ALWAYS BEEN WHERE IT IS NOW, AND WOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN THERE TO A LARGE DEGREE IF NOT FOR YOUR COMMITMENT FIRST TO THE PEOPLE OF GARLAND AND YOUR KNOWLEDGE.

I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND YOUR COMMITMENT AND YOUR LOOKING OUT FOR THE CITIZENS NOT ONLY OF GARLAND, BUT EVERYBODY WHO'S IMPACTED BY THE NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT.

JUST WANT TO THANK YOU, DON. THANK YOU. THANK YOU MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU, BJ FOR THE KIND WORDS.

>> COUNCILOR BASS.

>> YEAH. BJ TOOK MY NOTES. [LAUGHTER] I WANTED TO REITERATE WHAT BOTH BRAD AND BJ HAD MENTIONED.

THE MORE I'VE GOTTEN FAMILIAR WITH THE NORTH TEXAS WATER DISTRICT AND THE MORE I'VE GOT FAMILIAR WITH WHAT BOTH DON AND JACK HAVE DONE, NOT JUST FOR GARLAND, BUT FOR THE ENTIRE 14 CITY REGION.

JUST REALLY APPRECIATE THE SERVICE, REALLY APPRECIATE THE COMMITMENTS THAT THEY'VE PUT TO MAKING SUCH A BETTER SERVICE FOR US.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU, DON, I APPRECIATE YOU.

>> WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> VERY GOOD. ANYTHING ADDITIONAL. COUNCILOR AUBIN.

>> I'M NOT GOING TO TOTALLY PILE ON HERE, DON, BUT [LAUGHTER] NOW THAT ALL THE HARD WORK HAS BEEN DONE, YOU AND JACK CAN TOAST FOR A LITTLE BIT HERE, I THINK.

AGAIN, THERE'S NOTHING LEFT TO DO, I'M SURE.

I APPRECIATE ALL YOUR HARD WORK [LAUGHTER] AND I'M SURE YOU'LL ENJOY THE RESTFUL NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.

>> THANK YOU, RICH. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO JACK'S LEADERSHIP, I'LL SAY.

>> [LAUGHTER] VERY GOOD. UNLESS THERE ARE NO OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. GORDON, COUNCIL, THIS IS UP FOR FORMAL CONSIDERATION AT OUR MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT.

MR. GORDON, I THANK YOU AS EVERYONE ELSE FOR YOUR SERVICE AND FOR YOUR TIME THIS EVENING.

I BELIEVE THAT'S ALL WE'VE GOT FOR YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I APPRECIATE THE TIME AND I APPRECIATE YOUR CONSIDERATION OF ME. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, SIR.

>> BYE BYE.

[4C. Development Services Committee Report]

>> THAT WILL MOVE US TO ITEM 4C.

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT, CUSTOMER HEDRICK, YOU WANT TO LEAD US OFF ON THIS ONE?

>> YES SIR. THANK YOU MR. MAYOR.

I HAVE TWO ITEMS TO REPORT ON FROM THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES COMMITTEE, THE FIRST IS AN ORDINANCE CONSIDERING HISTORIC ICONIC SIGNS.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE DISCUSSED.

I KNOW THERE WAS A REQUEST BY COUNCILMAN ALBAN TO LOOK AT HISTORIC SIGNS AROUND THE CITY AND WHAT WE DID IS WE, LARGELY MODELED OFF SOME OTHER CITIES AROUND TEXAS HAS HAD THESE HISTORIC SIGN ORDINANCES, WHICH ALLOW FOR ONCE DESIGNATED A HISTORIC SIGN DOES NO LONGER HAVE TO ABIDE BY THE GDC RULES.

SO WE CAME UP WITH THE SEVERAL REQUIREMENTS REGULATIONS FOR THOSE AND I CAN RUN THROUGH THOSE REAL QUICK, IT'S ALL IN THE ORDINANCE.

BUT FIRST IS THE MATERIALS, TECHNOLOGY OR DESIGN HAS TO BE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PERIOD OF CONSTRUCTION.

THE SECOND THAT THEY SIGN MUST MAINTAIN THE MAJORITY OF ITS CHARACTER DEFINING FEATURES, AND THIRD IS SAFETY.

IT HAS TO BE STRUCTURALLY SAFE, AND THE FORTH IT CANNOT BE A BILLBOARD IN WHICH I HOPE WE DON'T HAVE ANY 50-YEAR-OLD BILLBOARDS AROUND TOWN.

BUT YOU NEVER KNOW [LAUGHTER].

FINALLY, IT HAS TO BE MORE THAN 50 YEARS OLD TO BE DESIGNATED A HISTORIC SIGN.

IF IT MEETS ALL THOSE REQUIREMENTS, THE APPLICANT CAN APPLY FOR HISTORIC SIGN PERMIT FOR A FEE THROUGH OUR BUILDING APARTMENT.

ONCE DESIGNATED, THERE'S ALSO CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE AND IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO RELOCATE THE SIGN, THERE'S ALSO REQUIREMENTS AND ORDINANCE, AND THERE'S PROVISIONS FOR REVOKING THE HISTORIC DESIGNATION IF WE NEED TO AT SOME POINT.

ONE OTHER ITEM I WANT TO POINT OUT IS THAT, IF BY A SUPER-MAJORITY VOTE OF THE COUNCIL, WE CAN PUT A HISTORIC SIGN DESIGNATION ON ASSIGNMENTS.

NOT 50 YEARS OLD, BUT 25 YEARS OLD BEING THE MINIMUM.

IF THERE'S A SIGN THAT WANTS TO MEET THAT THERE IS A PROVISION FOR THE COUNCIL TO DESIGNATE THAT AS SUCH.

I HAVEN'T TAKEN ANY QUESTIONS OVER THAT, BUT OTHERWISE, THE ORDINANCE.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M SURE WE PROBABLY HAVE SOME OLD BILLBOARDS,

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BUT I THINK THEY WOULD FALL INTO THE CATEGORY OF OLD, NOT HISTORIC.

>> YEAH. [LAUGHTER].

>> CUSTOMER ROBIN.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR. THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER EDITOR FOR FOR TAKING THIS AND PUTTING IT TOGETHER.

I CAN SEE YOU GOT A LOT OF WORK INTO IT.

I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE IT.

I HAD A COUPLE. IF THE GDC DOESN'T APPLY, ONE OF MY BIG CONCERNS IS THAT WE HAVE SOME SIGNS THAT I THINK ARE RELATIVELY HISTORIC BUT THAT ARE NO LONGER RELATED TO THE USE THAT'S THERE.

IN OTHER WORDS, LIKE THE GARLAND FLOORS SIGN ON GARLAND AVENUE, OLD NEON SIGN, BUT THE FLORIST ISN'T THERE.

I THINK IT'S COLOR BLACK. BUT IF THEY WENT AND GOT THE HISTORIC DESIGNATION, THAT WOULD STILL BE OKAY FOR THEM TO HAVE THAT SIGN THERE. IS THAT CORRECT?

>> THAT'S CORRECT. THE ONLY ISSUE IS IF THEY WANT EVER MOVE IT, I BELIEVE THAT'S WHEN WE COME INTO ZONING ISSUES AROUND THAT SINE HAS TO BE, IN PRESSED MYSTERY MAN CAN REFRESH ME ON THAT, BUT IF THEY MOVE IT THEN THAT'S WHERE THE USE COMES INTO ACCOUNT.

>> OKAY. GOOD.

>> YES. THE WARMNESS ACTUALLY DOESN'T ADDRESS WHAT HAPPENS AT THE MIDDLE OF THEM IN FACT [INAUDIBLE] TIMES THAT ARE REMOVED.

CLOSE TO SIMILAR IS THAT THEY STAYED IN PLACE.

PERTAIN TO YOUR QUESTION DIRECTLY.

A SIGN LIKE THE [INAUDIBLE] THAT REMAINS ON-PREMISES AND THE USE IS NO LONGER A FORCE.

THAT WOULD NOT COUNT AGAINST THE SIGN FACADE, SQUARE FOOTAGE SO THAT HE WOULD STILL BE ALLOWED TO PLACE HIS OWN SIGN THAT'S ALLOWED BY THE GDC.

SUCH AS AN ATTACK SIGN ON THE BUILDING AND KEEP THE [INAUDIBLE] THERE.

SAME WITH [INAUDIBLE] OF ANOTHER OCCUPANT OF THE BIG HOUSE [INAUDIBLE] AND GOD FORBID, [OVERLAPPING] [LAUGHTER] SIGN WOULD REMAIN IN.

THEY COULD STILL UNDER CONDITIONS OF THIS ORDINATES, STILL NOT LOSE.

I SHOULD SAY THEY SHOULD HAVE [INAUDIBLE] SIGN.

>> OKAY. IF SOMEONE WANTED TO MOVE IT, LIKE IF IF THE RAUL LET FLOORS ON THE SQUARE AND GARLAND CHANGED THEIR MIND, I WANTED TO BECOME A GARLAND FLORISTS.

THEY COULD MOVE THAT, SAY GOODBYE THAT SIGN AND MOVE IT THERE.

[OVERLAPPING]

>> THAT'S CORRECT. BECAUSE HONESTLY [INAUDIBLE] PROVISIONS I MAY BE ABLE TO BELIEVE IT.

>> OKAY. THE OTHER QUESTION I HAD LOOKING THROUGH THE ORDINATES AND MAYBE I'M MISREADING IT.

I THOUGHT THAT INDICATED THAT IF THE SIGN AND GET INTO A CERTAIN STATE OF DISREPAIR OR WHATNOT THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO REMOVE THE SIGN.

>> THEY WOULD HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME TO EITHER FIX IT OR REMOVE IT.

THEY WOULD FIRST HAVE TO RECEIVE NOTICE FROM US.

WE'D HAVE GIVEN THEM AROUND PROPER NOTICE.

THEN UPON PROPER NOTICE, I BELIEVE, LOOKING AT IT NOW THAT THE SIGN THEY'D HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY AND REPAIR IT, OR RESTORE IT, AND AT A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME, I BELIEVE IT WAS SIX MONTHS IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO REPAIR THAT SIGN.

IF NOT, THEN THEY OF COURSE, THEY WOULD LOSE ITS DESIGNATION AND IT WOULD FALL UNDER THE REGULAR VDC.

>> OKAY. JUST LOSE IT DESIGNATION WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE TORN DOWN.

>> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> THAT'S A LITTLE BIT OF MY CONCERN IS, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE EXTEND.

WE CAN PRESERVE THESE SIGNS EVEN IF THEY'RE IN A STATE OF DISREPAIR.

IT'S LIKE, I DON'T KNOW, GIVE IT TO THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OR GIVE IT TO YOU.

MAYBE SOMEBODY'S COMING OF, FOR EXAMPLE, THE GARLAND FLOOR SIGN.

THEY GET IT HISTORICALLY DESIGNATED, BUT THEY DON'T TAKE CARE OF IT WELL ENOUGH THEN IT'S NO LONGER DESIGNATED.

THEY DECIDE THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE IT DOWN.

IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE SOME PROVISION THAT WOULD ALLOW SOMEONE ELSE TO PRESERVE THAT SIGN.

I DON'T KNOW THAT. I'M NOT NECESSARILY SAYING THAT'S THE CITY'S JOB.

ALTHOUGH I KNOW SOME CITIES I THINK IT WAS, I'M GOING TO GET IT WRONG.

I THINK WAS CITY IN ARIZONA OR MAYBE IT WAS IN ALBUQUERQUE OUT THAT SOME CITIES HAD DONE SOME THINGS WHERE THEY WOULD AGGREGATE AND COLLECT THESE SIGNS, PUT THEM AND MAKE THEM AVAILABLE TO BE USED IN LIKE A SIGN DISTRICT OR BY OTHER BUSINESSES.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S A WAY THAT WE CAN MAYBE, I DON'T KNOW IF THE COMMITTEE CONSIDERED THAT IF THERE'S A WAY TO, I DON'T KNOW THAT'S EITHER A REALLY BAD IDEA, OR IF THERE'S A WAY TO DO IT THAT'S NOT TOO INVOLVED.

>> WE DIDN'T CONSIDER THAT SPECIFIC REQUESTS THE CITY TAKEN OVER OWNERSHIP OF THAT.

IT WAS REALLY FOR PROPERTY OWNERS THEMSELVES NOT TO BE REGULATED BY THE GDC SIGNAGE GUIDELINES.

>> I GOT YOU. OKAY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU.

>> YEAH.

>> LET'S NOT EVEN JOKE ABOUT THE OPERATION OF THE BEEF HOUSE.

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THAT IS HISTORIC CHOLESTEROL, RIGHT THERE AND I THINK WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PRESERVE IT. COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH.

>>THANK YOU, MAYOR. YES, MY ARTERIES HAVE BEEN SCREAMING FOR MORE, [LAUGHTER] WAITING FOR THEM TO GO BACK TO 24 HOUR OPERATION.

[LAUGHTER].

I WAS READING THE ORDINANCE YESTERDAY TRYING TO LOOK AT IT THROUGH THE FILTER OF ALL OF THIS SIGNED CONTENT DISCUSSIONS THAT WE'VE HAD WITH THE RECENT SUPREME COURT RULINGS AND EVERYTHING LIKE THAT, DO WE RUN A FOUL OF ANY OF THOSE JUDGMENTS WITH MAINTAINING PARTICULAR VERBIAGE AND WORDING ON A SIGN BECAUSE WE'RE CALLING IT HISTORIC AND DOES ANY OF THAT CAUSE CONFLICT?

>>THIS PARTICULAR ORDINANCE USES A LOT OF PLANNING TERMINOLOGY WHICH IN MANY WAYS IS INSPIRATIONAL AT BEST AND NOT REALLY KEPT ME OBJECTIVELY AND FORCED INTO CASES LIKE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE TIP MAINTAINING THE CHARACTER OF THE PERIOD AT WHICH THE SIGN WAS ORIGINALLY ERECTED.

WE GET THE IDEA FROM A PLANNING PERSPECTIVE WHAT THE RULE OF THE COUNCIL IS WITH THAT LANGUAGE.

ENFORCEMENT-WISE, IT WOULD BE A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE WHAT THAT CHARACTER MAY OR MAY NOT BE.

THAT'S WHERE DUE PROCESS HAS BEEN BUILT IN TO HELP IDENTIFY WHAT THAT CHARACTER MIGHT BE.

BUT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION DIRECTLY, I DON'T REALLY DESCRIBE FILE BECAUSE WHEN DRAFTING AND I TRYING TO KEEP IN MIND THAT WE'RE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF REGULATING CONTENT, AND SO THE EXACT WORDS MAY NOT BE THE SAME, BUT IF IT HAS THE SAME GENERAL APPEARANCE THAT'S REPRESENTATIVE OF THAT PERIOD AT WHICH THE SIGN WAS BUILT, THEN THAT'S ENOUGH FOR THE COUNCIL TO DESIGNATE IT AS FOR HISTORIC SIGN.

>> OKAY. I'VE BEEN OF COURSE, WATCHING THE STATE LEGISLATURE WITH THEIR MONUMENT TAPE LEGISLATION, AND I'VE BEEN TRYING TO SEE WHERE STORK SIGNS MIGHT CROSS INTO THAT, BUT I DON'T THINK THEY PASSED ANYTHING, SO I'M NOT GOING TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT THEY MIGHT DO, VERSUS WHAT IS ACTUALLY ON THE BOOKS.

LAST QUESTION, AND THIS IS TO VERIFY.

WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO WAIVE SINE SQUARE FOOTAGE RULES ON A PER SITE BASIS.

SO IF WE HAD A HISTORIC SIGN THAT WAS FAIRLY LARGE, BUT WE HAVE A SMALLER MAX SQUARE FOOTAGE OF SIGNAGE FOR A PARTICULAR PROPERTY.

WE COULD HANDLE THESE ONE-OFFS AND AND GIVE THAT PROPERTY OWNER YOUR APPROPRIATE SIGNAGE FOR THEIR LOCATION, EVEN WITH THE HISTORIC SIGN IN PLAY, RIGHT?

>> THAT'S CORRECT, GENERALLY SPEAKING, THE HISTORIC SIGN WON'T COUNT TOWARDS THAT SQUARE FOOTAGE.

THE EXCEPTION TO THAT IN THIS ORDINANCE IS A FREE STANDING HISTORIC SIGN THAT WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT AS A MULTI BUILDING OR MULTI TENANT SHOPPING CENTER SIGN.

THAT WOULD COUNT TOWARD THAT BUT AGAIN, OF COURSE, THE COUNCIL COULD GRANT A SIGN VARIANCE IF ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE WAS NEEDED FOR A MULTI-TENANT SHOPPING CENTER, YES, THE COUNCIL WOULD HAVE OPTIONS TO GRANT A VARIANCE AND KEEP THE HISTORIC SIGN IN PLACE.

>> GOT IT. WELL, THIS LOOKS TO BE REALLY WELL THOUGHT OUT AND WELL WRITTEN.

COUNCIL MEMBERS ROBERT, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT FORWARD.

COUNCIL MEMBER HENDRICK, THANK YOU FOR THE COMMITTEE'S HARD WORK ON THIS. IT LOOKS GREAT.

I APPRECIATE ALL THE EFFORT AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THIS PASSED INTO LAW. THANKS, GUYS.

>> WE'RE GOOD?

>> THANK YOU.

>>SECOND MIRROR [OVERLAPPING] BEFORE TIM MORRIS.

>>THANK YOU, MAYOR. I'LL BE BRIEF.

I LOVE THIS. IT LOOKS WELL THOUGHT OUT. COUNCILMAN HENDRICK.

I APPRECIATE THE WORK YOUR COMMITTEE DID IT ON IT AND I PROBABLY HAVE MORE OF THE HISTORICAL AND HISTORIC AND ICONIC SIGNS IN MY DISTRICT [LAUGHTER] THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE CITY.

SO I COULD SEE THIS BEING VERY USEFUL, AND I ALSO APPRECIATE COUNCIL ROBERT FOR BRINGING IT FORWARD.

IT'S A GOOD IDEA. I LOVE WHAT YOU DID ON IT.

I READ THROUGH IT AND I DIDN'T FIND ANY FAULT WITH IT.

SO I'M HAPPY TO SUPPORT IT. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>>THANK YOU.

>>ALL RIGHT, TO COUNCILMAN HENDRICK.

>>THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR, SECOND ITEM THAT THE COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO REPORT ON IS THE DISCUSSION OVER CAR PORT CLADDINGS.

THIS HAS BEEN AN ITEM THAT MANY MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPERS HAVE OFTEN ASKED FOR WAIVERS ON THE CAR PORTS TIMELY, TO CREATE ISSUES WITH THE PARKING SPACES AROUND THE COLUMN SUPPORTS.

WE HAD DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM AND TERMS THAT REALLY WERE NOT REGULATED BY THE NEW HOUSE BILL 2439, WHICH IS THE MATERIALS OF THE BUILDINGS SINCE CAR PORTS ARE NOT A BUILDING.

SO THEREFORE, WE HAD A MOTION AND APPROVE RECOMMENDATION TO CHANGE THE GDC, THAT THE STRUCTURE AND POLES,

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HEAVY TREATMENT WHICH COMPLEMENT THE MAIN BUILDING.

REALLY BY COMPLEMENT TO MEAN IMMEDIATELY BUY PAINT OR MATERIAL SO THAT THE COLUMNS SUPPORT IS JUST NOT THEIR POLL, AND MAYBE SOME ISSUES ABOUT WHAT WE CAN'T DICTATE COLOR OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT OF THE PAINT.

WE WANT AT LEAST A TREATED SERVICE ON THAT TO TRY TO MATCH THE AESTHETICS OF THE BUILDING ITSELF.

>> ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THE SECOND POINT? I SAW ONE THUMBS UP.

[FOREIGN] THERE'S TWO.

THERE'S THREE [LAUGHTER].ALL RIGHT.

SO I GUESS THE QUESTION GOES TO MR. ENGLAND, ARE THESE BOTH READY TO BRING FORWARD FOR FORMAL CONSIDERATION?

>> YES MR. MAYOR, THEY'RE READY?

>> LET'S DO IT [LAUGHTER].

LET'S GET THOSE MOVING FORWARD, AND COUNCILMAN HENDRICK AND YOUR COMMITTEE, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THAT MOVES US TO ITEM 4 D, TRANSPORTATION,

[4D. Transportation, Infrastructure and Mobility Committee Report]

INFRASTRUCTURE AND MOBILITY COMMITTEE REPORT, COUNCIL ROBIN?

>> HERE WE GO.

I'M GOING TO UNMUTE MYSELF.

[LAUGHTER] THAT MIGHT HELP. [LAUGHTER]

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I'M GOING TO LET STAFF HANDLE THIS? I'LL JUMP IN AFTERWARDS, BUT I KNOW THEY HAVE A PRESENTATION.

THE FIRST ONE IS ON WE CONSIDERED, AS YOU KNOW, LAST YEAR WE PUT FORTH SOME CHANGES TO HOW WE HANDLE SIDEWALK, AND THERE HAVE BEEN SOME ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS THAT HAVE COME UP SINCE THEN.

SO WE'RE BRINGING FORTH SOME ADDITIONAL MODIFICATIONS TO THE SIDEWALK ORDINANCE.

>> [INAUDIBLE] OR WHOEVER IT GOT THAT [OVERLAPPING] [LAUGHTER]

>> ALL RIGHT. LET'S SEE IF I JUST SHARE MY SCREEN HERE.

IS EVERYBODY SEEING [OVERLAPPING] THE PRESENTATION? OKAY. AS COUNCIL AUBURN MENTIONED, THE COUNCIL ADOPTED A NEW ORDINANCE BACK IN JULY OF LAST YEAR IN 2020 THAT CHANGED THE CITY SIDEWALK PARTICIPATION PROGRAM.

THE IDEA WAS TO MAKE THE PARTICIPATION PROGRAM MORE AFFORDABLE TO THE RESIDENTS OF GARLAND.

FOR THOSE THAT MAY NOT REMEMBER, THE ORIGINAL ORDINANCE, ACTUALLY INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING VERBAGE.

LET ME CORRECT THAT, IT INCLUDED THE RESIDENTS, SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL WAS ELIGIBLE, BUT APARTMENTS, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, BASICALLY ALL NON-RESIDENTIAL, INCLUDING SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES, WERE NOT ELIGIBLE.

THIS SLIDE WAS PRESENTED TO COUNCIL, I BELIEVE IN JUNE OF LAST YEAR.

WITH THAT, WHAT WAS ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL OF JULY OF LAST YEAR WAS THE CONTINUED COST PARTICIPATION AT 50-50, BUT OFFER ADDITIONAL REDUCTIONS.

MOST OF YOU REMEMBER THIS, MAYBE NOT COUNCILMAN BESS, HE WASN'T HERE AT THAT TIME.

BUT 15 PERCENT ADDITIONAL REDUCTION FOR PROPERTY OWNER FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, 15 PERCENT REDUCTION ADDITIONAL IF THE PROPERTY WAS LOCATED WITHIN A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT AREA OR CDBG AREA, AND THEN ALSO A 10 PERCENT ADDITIONAL REDUCTION TO THE PROPERTY OWNER IF DISABLED.

THEN THAT WOULD BE A MAXIMUM BENEFIT OF A 90-10 SPLIT PARTICIPATION, 90 PERCENT BEING CITY, AND 10 PERCENT BEING PROPERTY OWNER.

NOW THE NEW ORDINANCE WAS ADOPTED WITH THE FOCUS ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES, HOWEVER, THE ORDINANCE DOES NOT ADDRESS THE NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES.

THERE WAS A PORTION THAT WAS INADVERTENTLY LEFT OUT OF THE NEW ORDINANCE ONCE WE WERE CHANGING THINGS AND IT DIDN'T ADDRESS ANYTHING WITH RESPECT TO NON-RESIDENTIAL.

SO THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT NOTICING THIS AFTER WE'VE BEEN OPERATING THIS FOR UNDER THIS FOR ALMOST A YEAR, WENT BACK TO THE TIM COMMITTEE AND SAID, HEY, WE LEFT SOME STUFF OUT THAT WAS IN THERE BEFORE AND INADVERTENTLY GOT REMOVED, CAN WE ADD IT BACK IN AND WANT TO PRESENT THIS TO COUNSEL? AT THAT TIME THE TIM COMMITTEE WAS INTERESTED IN, HEY, WAIT A MINUTE, LET'S STEP BACK A SECOND AND MAYBE LET'S LOOK AT POSSIBLY INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTIAL TO ENTICE THEM TO, WORK ON REPLACING SOME OF THEIR BROKEN AND HAZARDOUS SIDEWALKS.

WITH THAT, AFTER DISCUSSION, THE TIM COMMITTEE IS RECOMMENDING THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE CHANGE.

IT WOULD BE TO SECTION 31.138 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES.

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THE FIRST PORTION OF IT, SECTION A, WOULD REMAIN COMPLETELY THE SAME WITH REGARD TO THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES.

THE ONLY THING THAT WE WOULD INCLUDE DIFFERENTLY IN THIS SECTION IS WHAT YOU SEE HIGHLIGHTED IN BOLD AND UNDERLINED, AND WHICH MEANS IT WOULD JUST BE ADDRESSED TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES.

THAT'S WHAT WE CHANGED IN THAT SECTION, AND THEN WE ADDED SECTION B AND C. NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES, EXCLUDING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS, CITY MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE RECONSTRUCTION, PROVIDED MONIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM FROM BOND FUNDS.

IF MONEY IS AVAILABLE, CITY PARTICIPATION AND COST IMPROVEMENTS SHALL BE SHARED WITH THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNER ON A 90-10 BASIS, WITH THE CITY'S COST BEING 10 PERCENT AND THE TOTAL AGGREGATE COST OF THE CITY SHARE FOR ALL REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS, NOT EXCEEDING 25,000 PER PROPERTY.

THEN ITEM C, INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE CITY WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN RECONSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALKS, AND ABUTTING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTIES.

THESE ARE THE RECOMMENDED CHANGES BY THE TIM COMMITTEE FOR THIS PARTICULAR ORBITS TO ADDRESS THE NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES.

I KNOW THAT WAS A REAL BRIEF SUMMARY, BUT I THINK IT COVERED IT ALL AND I'D BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO OPEN THIS UP FOR DISCUSSIONS AND QUESTIONS.

>> ALL RIGHT. VERY GOOD. AT THE MOMENT, THERE WE GO, MAYOR PRO-TEM NICKERSON.

>> WELL, NOT FOR MUCH LONGER, BUT THANK YOU FOR THAT.

[LAUGHTER] HEY, I JUST HAD A QUESTION.

WHERE DO OLD MAYOR PRO-TEM GUYS GO AFTER THIS? I'M JUST WONDERING.

[LAUGHTER] ANYWAY.

LOOK, I JUST WANTED TO BRING UP THE TOPIC ABOUT THE CONSIDERATION ON THESE KINDS OF OWNERS.

IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT IT, WHAT WE'RE REALLY AFTER TRYING TO MAKE OUR SIDEWALKS MORE ACCESSIBLE AND IN MAINTAINING IMPROVEMENT ALONG THE WAY.

I THINK AFTER A WHILE, WE DISCUSSED IT MAYBE, [NOISE] IT SEEMED TO MAKE A LOT OF SENSE THAT WE WOULD WORK THROUGH IF WE HAD FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THAT PERIOD.

LOOK AT SOME NON-RESIDENTIAL THAT WOULD APPLY WHERE IT WAS A WAY TO HELP US CONTINUE THE ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENT OF A SIDEWALK, WHETHER IT BE RESIDENTIAL OR A NON-RESIDENTIAL.

APARTMENT COMPLEXES ARE GOOD EXAMPLES OF WHERE WE HAVE PROBLEMS THAT WOULD WORK.

I THINK AS A GROUP, WE ALL FELT THAT WAS WORTH LOOKING AT AND FROM AN INVESTMENT BY THE CITY.

THAT'S HOW I WAS LOOKING AT IT MYSELF AS WELL AND I JUST WANTED TO THROW IN THAT.

I THINK IN GENERAL, OUR PARTICIPATION RATES HAVE GONE UP, WHICH I THINK IS A GOOD THING DUE TO THE ORDINANCE THAT WE ADDRESSED SIX, SEVEN MONTHS AGO.

I THINK WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE IMPROVEMENT THERE.

I THINK IT CAN EVEN IMPROVE IT FURTHER WITH ADDING THAT OPTION FOR COMMERCIAL AND APARTMENTS IN OTHER NON-RESIDENTIAL.

I JUST WANTED TO COMMENT ON IT, SO THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. COUNCILMAN ROBIN, GO AHEAD.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I'D JUST LIKE TO MAYOR PRO-TEM NICKERSON AND I'M NOT SURE WHERE YOU GO EITHER.

[LAUGHTER] SOME PASTURE OR SOMETHING OUT SOMEWHERE WITH PASTURE, BUT WE APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE ON THE COUNCIL AND IN THE TIM COMMITTEE IN PARTICULAR OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, IT'S BEEN INVALUABLE.

BUT YEAH, THIS IS JUST A FURTHER AND I REALLY WANT TO GIVE KUDOS TO STAFF FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD TO OUR ATTENTION.

WE DID NOT, SOMETIMES WHEN YOU DO THESE NEW ORDINATES THAT YOU MISS THESE THINGS.

I THINK THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY AS WE START LOOKING AT OUR SIDEWALKS MORE AS TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY FACILITY THAN AN AMENITY.

I THINK THE 10 PERCENT WE THOUGHT WAS A FAIR AMOUNT OF PARTICIPATION BECAUSE WE ARE LOOKING AT, IF YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THESE FACILITIES.

WE HAVE SOME CHURCHES WHERE THEY OCCUPY AN ENTIRE BLOCK.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF SIDEWALKS.

BUT WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO AT LEAST PARTICIPATE IN SOME WAY.

I THANK THE COMMITTEE FOR ITS WORK ON IT IN FOR STAFF FOR BRINGING FORWARD. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> YEAH. ALL RIGHT.

DO WE WANT TO MOVE ON AT THIS POINT TO STREET DOWN POLICIES REVISIONS?

>> YES, IF THERE ARE NO OTHER QUESTIONS MR. MAYOR.

>> I THINK WE'RE CLEAR.

>> NOW WE'RE GOING TO MOVE TO STREET HUMPS AND THERE'S ANOTHER PRESENTATION FOR THAT.

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THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS STILL A LITTLE BIT OF A WORK IN PROGRESS.

WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS NOW FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, IT WAS INITIATED BY DEPUTY MAYOR ED MOORE'S RAISING AN ISSUE.

ALTHOUGH ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAD ACTUALLY, I THINK REPORTED OUT MAYBE A YEAR OR MORE OR TWO YEARS AGO, PROBABLY THAT FITS FOR WHATEVER REASON DIDN'T TURN INTO ORDINATES.

THAT'S COMING BACK AND THEN THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE'RE PRETTY MUCH AT A STOPPING POINT IN TERMS OF GETTING SOME COUNSEL DIRECTION ON WHERE WE WOULD LIKE TO GO WITH THE STREET HUMP PROGRAM.

MR. LUKE, KEY TAKEAWAY.

>> OKAY. IF I CAN SHARE MY SCREEN HERE. CAN YOU SEE THAT?

>> YES.

>> I'LL JUST GO OVER QUICKLY.

I JUST WANT TO GO THROUGH AND JUST BRING BY THAT'S NOT FAMILIAR WITH OUR STREET HUMP PROGRAM, WHAT IT IS, AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE RIGHT NOW.

IF A RESIDENT COULD COME IN AND IS VERY MUCH RESIDENT-DRIVEN AND RESIDENT LEAD.

THE RESIDENT MAKES A REQUEST FOR A STREET HUMP ON A PARTICULAR STREET, HOW MANY HUMPS THEY WANT, WHERE EXACTLY ON THE STREET THEY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT.

OUR STAFF MAKES SURE IT'S ON AN ELIGIBLE STREET.

IT HAS TO BE ON A TYPE F, G, OR AN UNDESIGNATED STREET.

CURRENTLY, THERE HAS TO BE NO DRAINAGE ISSUES.

I PASS IT OVER TO MICHAEL POLOCEK AND HIS DEPARTMENT TO LOOK AT THE DRAINAGE ISSUES, MAKE SURE IT'S NOT GOING TO FLOOD SOMEONE'S PROPERTY.

WE LOOK AT A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE HOW FAR IT IS FROM AN INTERSECTION, WE MAKE SURE WE'RE NOT COVERING UP ANY MANHOLES, NOT NEXT TO ANY FIRE HYDRANT, THINGS LIKE THAT.

ONCE WE DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY AND THAT THE PLACEMENT WILL WORK, WE PUT TOGETHER EXACTLY WHICH SURVEY THE PROPERTIES WITHIN THAT BLOCK.

IF IT'S WITHIN, I THINK 500 FEET OF THE NEXT BLOCK, IT GOES INTO THE NEXT BLOCK, BUT WE DETERMINE WHICH PROPERTIES HAVE TO BE SURVEYED TO BE ELIGIBLE.

THEN IT'S GIVEN BACK TO THE RESIDENTS TO TAKE FORWARD AND GET THE SIGNATURES.

I WILL MENTION THAT DURING COVID, WE MODIFIED THIS JUST A LITTLE BIT SO THAT THEY WERE ABLE [NOISE] TO DO IT ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH EMAIL.

BUT THERE STILL HAS TO BE 80 PERCENT APPROVAL OF THOSE ON THE SURVEY FORM THAT HAVE TO APPROVE OF THE HUMPS IN THAT AREA.

IF THEY GET 80 PERCENT APPROVAL, THEY'RE THEN ASKED TO PAY $700 PER HUMP THEY'RE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT.

IF THEY GET THROUGH ALL THAT PROCESS, THEN WE WILL SOLVE A HUMP.

ACTUALLY, STEVE OLIVER AND THE STREET DEPARTMENT INSTALLS THE HUMPS AND CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN THEM, THEN WE MARK THEM AND PUT THE SIGNS UP.

THAT'S THE CURRENT PROGRAM.

AS I MENTIONED, IT IS VERY MUCH RESIDENT-LED.

THIS WAS WORKED VERY WELL.

I WAS LOOKING BACK AND WAS ORIGINALLY ADOPTED THE POLICY BACK IN 1995.

IT'S BEEN 26 YEARS SINCE IT WAS ADOPTED AND WE HAVEN'T CHANGED IT IN THAT TIME.

IT'S WORKED VERY WELL.

THE FACT IT'S RESIDENT LEAD, IT DOES REALLY KEEP IT TO THE PEOPLE THAT REALLY FEEL THEY HAVE A REAL PROBLEM.

IT ELIMINATES JUST ANYONE CALLING THEM, SAY, "HEY, SOMEONE NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS." IF SOMEONE'S WILLING TO PUT IN THE TIME AND EFFORT TO GO THROUGH ALL THIS, GENERALLY ASSUME THAT IT'S A REAL PROBLEM.

SOME OF THE PROPOSED REVISIONS THAT THE TIM COMMITTEE MADE, THERE WAS TWO SPECIFIC ONES.

ONE WAS TO ADD ANOTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT TO DO A SPEED STUDY WHICH REALLY JUST CONSISTS WITH A TWO COUNTER WE CAN MEASURE THE SPEED OVER A 24 HOUR PERIOD AND [NOISE] WE'LL DETERMINE A THRESHOLD.

FOR SURE IF IT'S 30 MILE AN HOUR STREET, WHICH ALL OF THESE ARE AND THEIR 85TH PERCENTILE SPEED IS NOT MORE THAN 30 MILES AN HOUR, THEN WE WOULDN'T ALLOW THEM TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A SPEED HUMP.

ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION FROM THE TIM COMMITTEE IS THE TYPE F STREETS GOING FORWARD, WHICH IS REALLY RESIDENTIAL COLLECTOR STREETS WOULD NO LONGER BE ELIGIBLE.

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THIS WAS ONE OF THE ISSUES FOR A LONG TIME HAS BEEN THAT IS THE IMPACT ON EMERGENCY VEHICLES PRIMARILY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AMBULANCES GETTING TO RESIDENCES IN A TIMELY MANNER.

THE IMPACT ON A COLLECTOR STREET BECAUSE TO GET TO JUST ABOUT ANYONE'S STREET, YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH A COLLECTOR STREET.

IT HAS MORE OF A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON RESPONSE TIMES THAN OF A LOCAL STREET WOULD.

GOING FORWARD.

ONE THING WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO STUDY IF YOU DO ADOPT THIS IS WOULD BE THAT IS WHAT TO DO WITH THE CURRENT TYPE F STREETS THAT HAVE SPEED HUMPS, INCLUDING COUNTRY CLUB, WHICH ACTUALLY IS A TYPE G STREET.

WE WOULD LOOK AT SOME OTHER ALTERNATIVES AND POSSIBILITIES FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF TREATMENTS THAT WOULD TEND TO SLOW DOWN THE SPEEDS TO WHAT WE WOULD LIKE IT TO BE BELOW 30 MILES AN HOUR, BUT WITHOUT IMPACTING EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

THAT'S WHAT I'VE GOT AND I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER TO THE MAYOR.

>> UNSHARE YOUR SCREEN FOR ME.

[NOISE] COUNCILOR RIVERA.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. IS THIS ONLY ON STREETS IS NOT CONSIDER ANYTHING ON ALLEYS?

>> THERE'S A SEPARATE PROGRAM, IT'S NEARLY IDENTICAL TO THIS.

WE HAVE ALLEY HUMPS. IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT DESIGN.

IT'S NOT ONE SINGLE HUMP THAT GOES ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE ALLEY BECAUSE ALLEYS ALL PROVIDE DRAINAGE DOWN THE ALLEY ITSELF.

THERE'S NO SEPARATE DRAIN, SO IT'S A SERIES OF SMALLER HUMPS.

>> OKAY. I'LL CALL YOU. THANK YOU.

>> COUNCILOR ROBIN.

>> EARLY. I'M STILL UNMUTED. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

COUNCIL, COUPLE OF THINGS FIRST ON THE RESTRICTION OF SPEED HUMPS ON TYPE F AND G THOROUGHFARES.

BASICALLY, THESE ARE THE STREETS THAT ARE THE PRIMARY THROUGHWAYS FOR OUR EMERGENCY VEHICLES TO GET TO LARGE SWATHS OF OUR POPULATION.

EVERY SPEED HUMP THAT THEY GO AND I BELIEVE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTUALLY TESTED IT AND THEY SAID AT LEAST NINE SECONDS PER SPEED HUMP, I'VE SEEN ANYWHERE RANGING FROM 20-40 SECONDS PER SPEED HUMP AS A DELAY FOR APPARATUS.

THE CITY HAS THREE OF THE TOP 10 HEART ATTACK ZIP CODES IN THE COUNTY AND TIME MATTERS.

THOSE DELAYS, WHEN YOU PUT IT ON A LESS-TRAVELED RESIDENTIAL STREET, THAT DELAY OF 20 SECONDS MIGHT ONLY AFFECT, A DOZEN OR SO HOUSES.

BUT WHEN YOU PUT IT ON SOME OF OUR OTHER STREETS, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT DELAYS TO 100S OR SEVERAL 100 HOMES.

SO THE THOUGHT IS TO NOT PERMIT ANY NEW SPEED HUMPS THERE AT LEAST UNTIL WE HAVE LOOKED AT SOME OTHER METHODOLOGY.

CHIEFLY WAS GREAT WITH US IN COMMITTEE, BROUGHT SEVERAL IDEAS THAT I KNOW STAFF IS GOING TO LOOK AT ABOUT TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES THAT CAN SLOW THE REGULAR FLOW OF TRAFFIC WITHOUT IMPAIRING OUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES.

WE WOULD ASK THAT THE COUNCIL MOVE FORWARD ON THAT.

I THOUGHT WE HAD DISCUSSED THIS PREVIOUSLY, BUT WE WOULD ASK THAT THE COUNCIL MOVE FORWARD ON THAT AND SIMILARLY WITH THE STREET HUMP PROGRAM, I THINK WE ARE GOING TO COME BACK AND LOOK AT AND I KNOW MAYBE COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH WILL TRY AMEND ON THIS.

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE SPEED STUDY ONCE YOU HAVE IT? NOW IF YOU CHOSE A LOT OF SPEEDING UP, IF THE PERCENTILE WAS BELOW, THAT'S A DIFFERENT ISSUE, IF IT'S ABOVE THERE OTHER THINGS THAT WE CAN DO, WE CAN USE THAT AS A TOOL AND ESCALATE THAT THROUGH VARIOUS TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES OR ENFORCEMENT OR OTHER THINGS.

BUT I THINK THAT'LL GIVE US MORE OF A VIEW INTO WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WHAT THE EFFECTS OF THESE SPEED HUMPS ARE.

SOME CITIES ACTUALLY DO SPEED TEST ON THE ADJACENT STREETS,

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BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO SEE IS THAT WE'RE PUSHING TRAFFIC.

WE'RE PUTTING THE SPEED HUMP AND IT PUSHES TRAFFIC UP ON THE ADJACENT AND PARALLEL STREETS.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S A LITTLE BIT IN THE EARLY STAGES, DEPUTY MAYOR PRO-TEM MOORE'S HAD ALSO ASKED US TO LOOK AT THE COST OF SPEED HUMPS, AND WE DID LOOK AT THAT.

WE DID DISCUSS THAT AND WHAT WE SETTLED ON AS A COMMITTEE WAS THAT, LET'S MAKE THIS CHANGE AND THEN COME BACK LATER, SEE HOW THAT IMPACTS THINGS.

I THINK THAT A SPEED STUDY THAT SHOWS THAT THERE IS A REAL NEED FOR A SPEED HUMP WOULD EITHER BE VERY PRODUCTIVE IN TERMS OF GETTING ADDITIONAL NEIGHBORS INTERESTED IN PUTTING A SPEED HUMP FORWARD AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE COST.

PERSONALLY, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING THAT REDUCES THE SHARE BASED ON THE SPEEDING BECAUSE IT'S OUR JOB.

ONCE WE HAVE A TRAFFIC STUDY THAT SHOWS US THAT THERE'S EXCEPT FROM SPEEDING, I REALLY THINK THAT TAKES IT OFF OF THE NEIGHBORS.

IT'S NOT A CONVENIENCE OR AN AMENITY OR ANYTHING THAT REALLY PUTS IT MORE ON US.

THAT IT'S OUR OBLIGATION TO IMPOSE TRAFFIC CALMING.

IN SOME CITIES THAT WE'VE LOOKED AT DO THAT, THEY HAVE A MUCH MORE EXTENSIVE PROGRAM WITH ENGINEERS LOOKING AT ALL THE DIFFERENT TRAFFIC PATTERNS IN THE AREA.

BUT I THINK AS WE START OUT, I THINK WE'LL COME BACK TO, I WOULD LIKE THE COMMITTEE TO BE ABLE TO REVISIT THAT AND SEE WHERE WE GO ONCE WE START GETTING THESE TRAFFIC STUDIES DONE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> [NOISE] IF YOU MAY MAYOR PRO-TEM MOORE'S.

[NOISE] EXCUSE ME.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. IF I AM UNDERSTANDING CORRECTLY, I SAW THE PRESENTATION THAT WAS IN OUR PACKET AND LOOKED AT IT AND I AM NOT CRYSTAL CLEAR ON WHAT, IF ANYTHING, WE'RE SUPPOSED TO GIVE A GO AHEAD TO TONIGHT.

AM I UNDERSTANDING CORRECTLY FROM COUNCILOR ALBAN THAT THIS ISN'T A FULL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION THAT THIS IS A PROGRESS REPORT THAT THE COMMITTEE IS GOING TO TAKE IT FROM HERE AND SHAKE AND BAKE IT AND COME BACK WITH A MORE PRECISE RECOMMENDATION TO THIS COUNCIL.

>> IF I MAY MAYOR.

>> YEAH, GO AHEAD.

>> I THINK I WOULD CHARACTERIZE IT AS SOMETHING BETWEEN THOSE TWO.

AS MORE OF AN INTERIM.

>> TYPICAL LAWYER CAN'T ANSWER YOUR QUESTION.[LAUGHTER].

>> AS AN INTERIM TYPE MEASURE, THE BANNING ON F AND G STREETS OF STREET HUMPS IS AN INTERIM MEASURE THAT I'D LIKE TO GET YOU ALL TO AGREE TO TONIGHT AS A POLICY, SO THAT IN THE MEANTIME, I DON'T WANT TO BE PUTTING IN STREET HUMPS ON SOME OF THESE STREETS.

THE GOAL WOULD ULTIMATELY BE, FOR EXAMPLE, WE TALKED EXTENSIVELY ABOUT COUNTRY CLUB AND IF ANYONE'S DRIVEN THAT PART A COUNTRY CLUB, IT'S LIKE SKIING A MOBILE COURSE OR SOMETHING.

THERE'S SO MANY HUMPS ON IT, AND I THINK THE GOAL WOULD EVENTUALLY BE IF WE FIND AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF TRAFFIC CALMING WOULD BE TO REPLACE THOSE SPEED HUMPS WITH SOMETHING THAT SAW LOTS OF THE TRAFFIC CALMING, BUT THAT'S MORE AMENABLE TO OUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES.

[NOISE] IT'S AN INTERIM RECOMMENDATION THAT WE SAY NO MORE STREET HUMPS ON TYPE F AND G COLLECTORS WITH THE IDEA THAT WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK AND I DON'T KNOW WHEN, BUT WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK WITH, HERE'S WHAT WE THINK WE OUGHT TO DO TO ADDRESS STREET HUMPED TOWN COLLECTOR.

WITH RESPECT TO THE STREET HUMP ITSELF, I WOULD LIKE US TO START THAT NOW.

WITH RESPECT TO, AGAIN, THAT'S AN INTERIM THING.

LET'S START NOW WITH YOU DON'T PAY FOR THE TRAFFIC STUDY, THE CITY PAYS FOR THE TRAFFIC STUDY AND THEN IF IT DOESN'T MEET, EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT THAT POLICY REMAINS THE SAME FOR NOW.

UNLESS WE WANT TO HASH IT OUT ALL HERE IN COUNCIL.

I KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH HAS SOME GOOD IDEAS THERE AND I'M HAPPY TO DO THAT OR I'M HAPPY TO TAKE IT BACK TO COUNCIL AND TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN CONSIDER STEPPED OUT ENFORCEMENT, BUT AT LEAST FOR NOW MOVE TO THE, YOU HAVE TO GET A SPEED STUDY AND IF THE SPEED STUDY DOESN'T SHOW THAT THERE'S EXCESSIVE SPEEDING, THEN NO STREET HUMP.

IF THE SPEED STUDY SHOWS SOME SPEEDING, HERE'S MY THING, THAT'S THE 85TH PERCENTILE.

THE INFORMATION THAT WE GET FROM THIS,

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IF THERE'S ONE PERSON WHO'S DRIVING 70 MILES AN HOUR ON SATURN SPRINGS EVERY MORNING AT 5:35 IN THE MORNING.

THAT'S A PROBLEM WE CAN SOLVE WITHOUT A SPEED HUMP.

THAT'S WHERE IT IS NOW.

BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE BACK AND HAVE FURTHER DISCUSSION ON EITHER BEFORE COUNCIL OR BEFORE THE TEAM COMMITTEE ON STAIR-STEPPING THE ENFORCEMENT STEPS AND THE COST.

>> OKAY. [OVERLAPPING]

>> IS A SUPER LONG ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION.

I KNOW YOU'RE NOT USED TO THAT. [NOISE] [LAUGHTER]

>> NO, I'M SHOCKED BUT THANKS.

WELL, MY PREFERENCE WITH THIS, I MEAN, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TRAFFIC CALMING AND THAT WE TALKED ABOUT DIFFERENT DEVICES.

THERE'S A LOT ABOUT THIS THAT SEEMS VERY VAGUE AND UNINFORMED.

MY PREFERENCE WOULD BE TO SEND IT BACK, GET IT GELLED, GET IT CRISPED, BRING IT BACK WITH SOMETHING THAT'S GOT ALL THE CLEAR COMPONENTS LAID OUT.

I MEAN, I HAVE LOOKED AT AND I'VE ACTUALLY SENT TO RICHARD [LAUGHTER] AND I GET SOME TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES THAT I FOUND AND ALSO WITH PAUL THAT I WONDERED ABOUT.

BUT I WOULD RATHER GET THIS PROGRAM MORE GELLED THAT I'M HEARING IT RIGHT NOW WOULD BE MY PREFERENCE, AND IT'S UP TO COUNCIL AS A WHOLE, BUT DOING THIS IN INCREMENTS WITHOUT HAVING A REALLY CLEAR PICTURE OF THE WHOLE PROGRAM IS I WOULD RATHER NOT DO IT THAT WAY.

CAN I ASK AGAIN MAYOR, HOW LONG COUNCILMAN ALBAN THINKS THAT THIS MIGHT TAKE FOR TIME TO FLESH OUT AND GEL INTO A PROGRAM, IS THIS SOMETHING THAT CAN COME BACK TO US NEXT MONTH?

>> MR. ALBAN.

>> OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A CHANGE IN WILL BE LOSING MR. NICHOLSON, MAYOR PRO-TEM NICHOLSON.

WE'LL HAVE SOME DELAYS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

I'M SURE COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH AND I CAN SIT DOWN AND AMORTIZE THAT OUT OVER A COUPLE OF HOURS IF NEED BE.

BUT I WOULD LIKE TO GET AT LEAST SOME OF THESE CHANGES, AT LEAST ON THE TYPES OF STREETS ON THE COLLECTORS.

I'D LIKE TO GET THAT KNOCKED OUT.

I'D LIKE TO START GETTING DATA AS QUICK AS WE CAN ON THE SPEED STUDIES, BUT I'M HAPPY TO DO WHATEVER THE COUNCIL'S PLEASURE IS ON THIS.

I FEEL LIKE GETTING THE DATA WILL HELP INFORM HOW WE MOVE FORWARD.

BUT EITHER WAY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE SOME LONGER WE TYPICALLY MEET FOR AN HOUR, WE'D HAVE TO HAVE SOME LONGER MEETINGS AND I'M HAPPY TO DO THAT, OF COURSE.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND I SUSPECT THAT COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH HAS SOMETHING TO ADD FROM WATCHING HIS FACE, BUT, NO? [OVERLAPPING].

>> YES.

>> SORRY. YOU'RE REFERRING TO TYPE F AND G. I THINK IN THE COMMITTEE WE TALKED ABOUT JUST TYPE F AND NOT G. G IS SOME REALLY NO DIFFERENT THAN JUST THE RESIDENTIAL AND DESIGNATED STREETS.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH, YOU WERE PEER PRESSURED INTO? [LAUGHTER]

>> I WAS INDEED.

YEAH. WE'VE TOSSED AROUND SO MANY IDEAS SO FAR THAT IT'S CLOUDING THINGS, BUT WE DEFINITELY HAVE A PATH FORWARD AND PANNING OUT SOME GOOD POLICY.

I CONCUR WITH THE CHAIRMAN ON AT LEAST GETTING A BAN ON TYPE F STREET NAMES OUT THERE SO THAT WE DON'T GO DOWN A PATH THAT WE THINK WE'RE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO WANT TO GO DOWN LONG-TERM REGARDLESS OF ALL OF THE OTHER DISCUSSIONS.

OF COURSE, WE WANT TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM IN INPUTS FOR SOME GOOD POLICY.

I THINK THE LAST ELEMENT WILL BE THE COST-SHARING AND WHO PAYS FOR WHAT.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE WORK THE SPEED STUDIES INTO THIS.

IT'S GOOD DATA TO HAVE BECAUSE WE TALKED A LOT IN COMMITTEE ABOUT PERCEPTION VERSUS REALITY.

PEOPLE THINKING THAT THEY'RE SPEEDING GOING ON, BUT REALLY EVERYBODY'S GOING 500 BECAUSE THAT'S ALL THE STREET ALLOWS.

BUT YOU HAVE ONE RESIDENT WHO'S CONVINCED EVERYBODY SPEEDING AND THAT RESONANCE, PROBABLY A MEMBER OF MY FAMILY, SO I UNDERSTAND HOW THIS GOES.

HI MOM, IF YOU'RE WATCHING.

I CAN SEE SOME GETTING A FEW PARTIAL ITEMS OUT THERE.

LET'S GET THE BAN ON COLLECTORS IN PLACE.

LET'S GET THE SPEED STUDY STARTED.

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THEN LET'S KNOW THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK AHEAD OF US TO GET THE REST OF THE CALMING DEVICES IN FIGURING OUT WHAT THE COST IS GOING TO BE. I'M ON BOARD WITH THAT.

AS THE CHAIRMAN SAID, WE'LL PUT AS MUCH TIME AND EFFORT IS WE NEED TO ADD TO IT.

I DON'T HAVE ANY HOBBIES, SO LET'S GO SIT DOWN AND KNOCK IT OUT.

BUT WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE THIRD POINT OF VIEW BECAUSE I CAN'T COUNT THE NUMBER OF TIMES THAT JURIES PULLED US BACK FROM TERRIBLE IDEAS.

WE REALLY NEED THAT THIRD VOICE IN HERE.

THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT. THANK YOU, MAYOR

>> THANK YOU, SIR. COUNCILMAN WILLIAMS.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. JUST ONE QUESTION.

CLARIFICATION FOR COUNCILMAN ROBIN.

ON THE STREETS, I THINK HE SAID THAT, THAT RECOMMENDATION WAS BASED ON FEEDBACK FROM GFD.

IS THAT CORRECT? COUNCIL ROBIN CAN YOU ELABORATE A LITTLE BIT ON NOT NECESSARILY THE NUMBERS, BUT THE SCOPE OF THOSE DELAYS THAT WE SHARE WITH THE COMMITTEE.

I WAS PUTTING THAT PIECE OUT AS A PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE, BUT CAN YOU ELABORATE A LITTLE BIT MORE COUNCILMAN ROBIN ON THAT, THAT PARTICULAR PIECE ON THE BACKGROUND THAT PUSH THAT RECOMMENDATION FOR.

>> SURE. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF STUDIES THAT ARE OUT THERE AND GFD DID A STUDY ON THEIR OWN.

BUT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF STUDIES THAT ARE OUT THERE THAT ARE VERY SPECIFIC IN TERMS OF MORTALITY IN DELAYED RESPONSE OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

HEART ATTACK IS THE ONE THAT'S REALLY ONE OF THE MOST TIME SENSITIVE RESPONSES.

IF YOU'LL LOOK AT THE HEART ATTACKS SURVIVAL CURVE IN TERMS OF MINUTES.

FIVE MINUTES, WHICH IS, I THINK WE'RE AT, AT OR UNDER FIVE MINUTES IS OUR PREFERRED RESPONSE TIME FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

AT FIVE MINUTES, THE SURVIVAL RATE FOR HEART ATTACKS, IF WE GET THERE WITHIN FIVE MINUTES, WE GET A PRETTY GOOD CHANCE TO SAVING YOUR LIFE.

IF WE GET THERE AT FIVE MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS, YOUR CHANCES OF WALKING OUT OF A HOSPITAL WITH A FUNCTIONING BRAINSTEM IS ABOUT EIGHT PERCENT.

THAT'S THE THING THAT'S BASICALLY DRIVING IT.

IF PEOPLE ON THEIR OWN STREET WANT TO TAKE THAT RISK, SO MUCH OF WHAT WE DO IS TALKING ABOUT ASSESSMENT OF RISK.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE ASSESSING SPEED AND SO THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT THE RISK ASSOCIATED WITH SPEED.

SOMETIMES THAT'S A REAL RISK.

SOMETIMES THAT IS NOT THERE'S NOT EXCESSIVE SPEED, BUT THE REAL RISK TO LIFE ON A LOT OF THESE TIMES IS THE FACT THAT YOU'RE GOING TO DELAY.

IF YOU LIVE ON THE WRONG END OF COUNTRY CLUB, THERE ARE SO MANY SPEED HUMPS YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ADDING SEVERAL MINUTES AND YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT SEVERAL MINUTES TO HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF HOMES.

THAT'S THE CONCERN THERE.

THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BIG CONCERNS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

CHIEF LEE WANTS TO JUMP IN ON THAT.

>> OKAY. YEAH. COUNCIL ROBIN, ON THAT PARTICULAR PIECE OF RECOMMENDATION, WHICH I'M IN FAVOR OF, ONCE THE COMMITTEE COMES BACK ON THE OTHER FACES, THE TRAFFIC STUDY AND ALL THAT AND WE MOVE NOW ON THAT PARTICULAR CASE.

DO YOU SEE ANY NEED IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE FOR CHANGING THAT POLICY? WHAT DO YOU SEE? I SEE THIS AS TWO SEPARATE PARTS.

HOW DO YOU SEE THAT IF WE MOVE FORWARD WITH BANNING THE HOPS AS RECOMMENDED AND THEN THE TRAFFIC STUDY, ALL THAT OTHER STUFF, THE SHARED COSTS, I SEE THIS AS TWO DIFFERENT PIECES.

WE MOVE FORWARD ON A STRAIGHT STEP PRIOR THE COMMENTS YOU JUST MADE.

DO YOU SEE US HAVING TO COME BACK THEN AND MAKE FURTHER CHANGES IN AN AREA BECAUSE OF THIS RESEMBLES A STEADY PIECE OR DO YOU THINK THAT WE'RE GOOD WITH THAT PIECE FOR A WHILE?

>> THERE'S SOME LEVEL OF CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO, BUT REALLY THEY'RE MOSTLY INDEPENDENT.

I DO SUPPORT DOING SPEED STUDIES ON THESE COLLECTORS.

WE KNOW THAT THE SPEEDS ARE HIGHER ON THE COLLECTORS.

WHETHER THAT'S, IN MY DISTRICT.

>> RIGHT.

>> WE'VE GOT BROAD MORE WHERE THAT.

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THE OTHER THING IS, WHEN WE DO THE STREETS, PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THE STREETS.

WE REDUCED THE STREETS AND THEY LOSE THEIR NATURAL SPEED HUMPINESS.

THEN THE SPEED INCREASE AND THEN I GET THE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE SPEEDS.

BUT I'M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE HEALTH OF THOSE NEIGHBORS IN MAKING SURE WE CAN GET TO THEM IN AN EMERGENCY.

BUT I THINK THEY'RE SEPARATE.

MY HOPE IS THAT WE'LL COME ACROSS SOME GREAT IDEAS.

THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO ADDRESS THE EMERGENCY VEHICLE ISSUE.

I THINK WE JUST NEED SOME TIME TO LOOK AT THAT, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHEN WE WOULD COME BACK ON THAT.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT I THINK WE NEED A POLICY WE NEED TO HAVE IN PLACE TODAY AND THEN WE WILL COME BACK AND EVENTUALLY REVISE THAT.

IT MAY BE WITH SOME OTHER TYPE OF TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICE THAT'S NOT A SPEED HUMP OR THAT'S OFFSET SPEED HUMPS WITH ISLANDS IS ANOTHER WAY TO DO IT.

THERE ARE LOTS OF DIFFERENT OPTIONS AND THE COMMITTEE WILL LOOK AT THOSE TO TRY AND FIND ONE THAT GIVES THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

THEN I'M HAPPY TO SAY REMOVE THOSE RESTRICTIONS, GO FORWARD.

BUT YES, THERE'S DEFINITELY A SEPARATION.

BUT AS WE LOOK AT TRAFFIC CONTROL, TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT ALL THE WHOLE LANDSCAPE OF IT.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU, SIR.

PRO TEAM WORSE.

>> SORRY, THE PENSION AGAIN, I JUST WANTED A QUICK CLARIFICATION.

IF WE WERE TO MOVE FORWARD ON THIS INITIAL STEP WITH THESE RECOMMENDATIONS TONIGHT, IT WOULD BE TO BAN [INAUDIBLE] AND TYPE F, NOT F AND G. THAT WAS ANOTHER POINT OF CONFUSION TO ME BETWEEN WHAT THE PRESENTATION WAS AND WHAT WE WERE HEARING AND THE SPEED STUDIES, IF WE MOVE FORWARD TO SAY THAT WE'LL BE DOING SPEED STUDIES, THESE WOULD BE PAID FOR BY THE CITY, NOT BY THE CITIZENS, AND THESE WOULD BE TRIGGERED BY CITIZEN REQUESTS FOR SPEED HUMPS.

AM I UNDERSTANDING THAT CORRECTLY?

>> I THINK SO.

>> YES. I BELIEVE SO.

>> YES. OKAY. THAT'S WHAT I NEEDED TO KNOW. THANK YOU, SIR.

>> OKAY. ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? COMMENTS ON THE STREET HUB PORTION? I WILL SAY, I'VE HAD A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS WITH STAFF AND WITH CITIZENS OF LIGHT ON STREET HUMPS BECAUSE NOT JUST US, BUT ACROSS THE METROPLEX THE CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS THAT WERE RECEIVING ABOUT "STREET RACING" GOING ON.

PROBABLY IN THE LAST FOUR MONTHS, I'VE PROBABLY HAD MORE CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE ON SPEED THAN I HAVE IN A VERY LONG TIME, ALL THAT TO SAY THAT I CERTAINLY SUPPORT THE PORTION OF IT WITH THE SPEED STUDIES BECAUSE THOSE, EVEN IN MY OWN NEIGHBORHOOD, CONCERNS OF SPEEDING.

THERE IS THIS ONE BAD APPLE THEORY THAT ONE PERSON SPEEDS DOWN THE STREET AND, THEREFORE, EVERYONE MUST BE SPEEDING DOWN THE STREET AND THAT CERTAINLY IT'S WHERE WE GET INTO THE PERCEPTION ISSUES.

I WOULD CERTAINLY SUPPORT THAT AND THE RESTRICTION ON THE TYPE IF THERE ARE FAILURES.

BEFORE WE GO FURTHER, COUNSEL ROBIN.

>>THANK YOU, MAYOR. I JUST WANTED TO JUMP IN WITH ONE ADDITIONAL POINT THAT WE HAD DISCUSSED AT THE LAST COMMITTEE MEETING IS THAT WE COULD EVEN START LOOKING AT SOMETHING LIKE A TEMPORARY SPEED HUMP PROGRAM WHERE WE PUT IN SPEED HUMPS AND SEE WHAT IT DOES, AND THEN YOU TAKE IT, AND THERE ARE SOME STUDIES OUT THERE THAT TALK ABOUT THIS HARKENS BACK TO SOME OF THE RED LIGHT DISCUSSIONS WE HAD A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.

THE IDEA THAT TRAINING PEOPLE NOT TO SPEED ON OUR RESIDENTIAL STREETS BY PUTTING SPEED HUMPS IS NOT A BAD THING.

BECAUSE I THINK WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT MAYOR WHAT YOU'VE SEEN WHAT I'VE HEARD IS, EVER SINCE THEY PUT THE SPEED HUMPS IN OVER ON PATRICIA, I NOW HAVE SPEED, I'LL GET ALL THOSE PARALLEL STREETS SAYING THAT THEY NEED SPEED BUMPS, AND AT SOME POINT, THE QUESTION IS OR WAS RAISED AND THIS WAS JUST SUGGESTED ONCE AGAIN BY [INAUDIBLE] MAYBE WE LOOK AT

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SOME TEMPORARY SPEED HUMP THAT YOU PUT OUT AND IT'S OUT AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE IT'S GOING TO BE.

YOU DON'T KNOW IT'S HERE FOR A WEEK OR A MONTH, OR THREE MONTHS OR SIX MONTHS.

IT ROTATES AROUND AND THEN YOU START LOOKING AT CHANGING THAT BEHAVIOR.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT I THINK NEEDS A LOT MORE DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION ON OUR PART THAT WAS A GREAT IDEA.

THE CONCEPT HERE BEING IS THAT WE ARE OPEN TO EVERY OPTION, EVERY POSSIBILITY FOR RESOLVING THESE PROBLEMS BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST [INAUDIBLE] SOME PROBLEMS THAT WE HEAR ABOUT IT AND YOU PUSH IT TO OTHER PLACES AND IT MAKES IT DIFFICULT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT ONE CITY DOES IS IF YOU WANT A SPEED HUMP, BEFORE THEY PUT THE SPEED HUMP IN THEY WILL DO TRAFFIC STUDIES ON THE ADJACENT STREETS JUST TO GET A BASELINE SO THEY CAN COME BACK IN TWO OR THREE YEARS AND SAY HAS IT ACTUALLY INCREASED SPEEDING ON MORNING SIDE AND GET AN ANSWER TO THAT.

I'VE ALREADY GOTTEN TOO FAR INTO THE WEEDS, BUT THAT'S THE THING THAT WE'LL BE LOOKING AT AND CONTINUE, I HOPE TO CONTINUE TO LOOK AT AS WE WORK TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> THE SPEED HUMP ISSUE, I DON'T KNOW, HONESTLY, THAT THERE'S A RIGHT ANSWER.

WE'VE BEEN DISCUSSING SPEED HUMPS FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS.

BUT I THINK WHAT THE COMMITTEE HAS COME OUT WITH AT THIS POINT, I THINK IS DEFINITELY MOVING US FORWARD.

IT'S LIKE THE PARKING ENFORCEMENT ISSUES THAT WE THAT WE ADDRESSED.

YOU'RE GOING TO SOLVE ONE PERSON'S COMPLAINTS AND YOU'RE GOING TO CREATE ANOTHER ONE.

I THINK WE'RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION ON THE SPEED HUMPS. LET'S BACK UP.

ON THE FIRST POINT, THE SIDEWALK PARTICIPATION ORDINANCE REVISION, I DID NOT NOTICE ANY OPPOSITION TO THAT MOVING FORWARD, AND IF THAT'S BEING THE CASE, IF WE CAN GO AHEAD AND GET THAT HEADED BACK TO US FOR A FORMAL CONSIDERATION.

AS FAR AS THE STREET HUB POLICY COUNCIL, THE SUGGESTION HAS BEEN THAT WE PUT IN A RESTRICTION ON THE TYPE F THOROUGHFARES AND PUT IN THE COMPONENT ON THE SPEED STUDIES.

OBVIOUSLY THE [INAUDIBLE] ISSUES AND THE TYPE OF SPEED, HUMPS, ETC., STILL REQUIRE SOME WORK FROM THE COMMITTEE.

IS THERE ANY OPPOSITION TO MOVING FORWARD WITH THAT PLAN AT THIS POINT? COUNSELOR ROBIN TO YOUR POINT, YES, YOU ARE GOING TO BE LOSING A MEMBER VERY SOON.

BUT ALL OF YOU VERY SOON ARE GOING TO GET THE REQUEST FORM FOR WHAT COMMITTEES YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN.

THAT ISSUE WILL RESOLVE ITSELF FASTER THAN THE SPEED HUMP ISSUE [LAUGHTER].

>> BASICALLY, I'M OUT. LET SOMEONE ELSE TAKE CARE OF THIS [LAUGHTER].

>> IT COULD WORK THAT WAY.

>> WE'RE GOING TO MAKE TIM THE NEW [INAUDIBLE] AND COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH CAN BE IN CHARGE OF IT.

[LAUGHTER]

>> YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THE MAYOR HAS VETO AUTHORITY.

>> [LAUGHTER] I THINK WE'RE GOOD WITH THAT.

MR [INAUDIBLE] , HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE THE INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED AND MR [INAUDIBLE] TO MOVE US FORWARD.

>> I DO THANK YOU.

>> OKAY, VERY GOOD.

ALL RIGHT, THAT WILL MOVE US TO ITEM 5,

[5. Announce Future Agenda Items]

ANNOUNCED FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. ARE THERE ANY FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS? WOW LOOK AT ALL THE HANDS GOING UP.

[LAUGHTER] COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR. I WOULD LIKE US TO CONSIDER AND I WOULD SUGGEST THIS GO TO THE [INAUDIBLE] COMMITTEE.

THE SIDEWALK POLICY WITH RESPECT TO AS WE'RE DOING SOME OF THESE DRAINAGE PROJECTS, I'VE BEEN ASKED FOR DRAINAGE PROJECTS THAT ARE IN AREAS WHERE THERE ARE NO SIDEWALKS.

ARE WE GOING TO PUT IN SIDEWALKS? WE STARTED TO DISCUSS THIS A LITTLE BIT IN [INAUDIBLE] AND REALIZED THAT WE WERE GETTING OUT OF.

WE DIDN'T HAVE THE SAY SO FROM COUNCIL TO MOVE FORWARD ON THAT DISCUSSION, TO TALK ABOUT THAT AND THEN BRING IT BACK TO COUNCIL WITH A POLICY RECOMMENDATION GOING FORWARD ON THOSE KINDS OF PROJECTS.

>> DEPUTY MAYOR PRO-TEM MORRIS HAS SECOND THAT AND I WOULD CERTAINLY SECOND THAT AS WELL, SO YES. ANYTHING ELSE, SIR?

>> NO, SIR. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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>> COUNCILOR HEDRICK.

>> THANK YOU, MR MAYOR. ONE ITEM I HAVE IS GIVEN THE TRAGIC LOSS OF LIFE THAT WE HAD ON [INAUDIBLE] THIS WEEKEND, I'D LIKE TO REQUEST THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE TO LOOK AT THE CURRENT ORDER OF OUR BOND PROJECT SCHEDULING.

SPECIFICALLY, I'D LIKE THE PROJECTS THAT REALLY WOULD INCREASE PUBLIC SAFETY, SUCH AS THE RECONSTRUCTION OF [INAUDIBLE] ROAD TO TAKE A GREATER PRIORITY IN THE PROJECT LISTING.

>> I'LL SECOND THAT, AND SO IS COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH. ANYTHING ELSE, SIR?

>> NO, SIR. THANK YOU.

>> COUNCILOR WILLIAMS.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. MAYOR ACTS REFERS TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE, BUT I'D LIKE FOR THEM TO REVIEW OUR CURRENT EMERGENCY TRANSPORT POLICY THAT'S NOW IN PLACE.

I'M STARTING TO GET SOME COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS FROM CONSTITUENTS DOWN HERE IN DISTRICT 4 IN [INAUDIBLE] WHAT REGARDING QUALITY OF SERVICES ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN ARISING AND I'VE GOTTEN A NUMBER OF THOSE OVER THE LAST MONTH.

PEOPLE ARE RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT WHERE THEY'RE BEING TAKEN AND THEIR OPTIONS FOR THEIR ABILITY TO INFLUENCE WHERE THEY ARE TAKEN AND THAT KIND OF THING.

I'D LIKE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AND SEE WHAT CHANGES THAT THEY THINK WE COULD AND SHOULD MAKE.

MATTER OF FACT, I HAD A CALL JUST TODAY ABOUT THAT ISSUE.

I'D LIKE TO TELL THE PUBLIC SERVICES TAKE THAT UP AND I WOULD SAY WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY BECAUSE IT INVOLVES QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

>> COUNCILOR VERA, I THINK I SAW A SECOND COME UP FROM HIM.

[LAUGHTER] ALL RIGHT.

ANYTHING ELSE, SIR? COUNCILOR WILLIAMS, WAS THAT ALL YOU HAD?

>> YES, SIR. THANK YOU MAYOR.

>> COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

>> SORRY MAYOR TO JUMP BACK IN ON THIS BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY SHOULD GO.

COUNCIL MEMBER HEDRICK SUGGESTED AND REMINDED ME OF THIS.

I WOULD LIKE US TO LOOK AT MAYBE IF THERE ARE OTHER WAYS IN THE INTERIM, WITH RESPECT TO SOME OF OUR HIGH WATER AREAS, TO LOOK AT AUTOMATED GATES OR DEVICES TO PREVENT ENTRY INTO THOSE AREAS? I'M HAPPY TO CONSIDER THAT IN [INAUDIBLE] OR I GUESS IT COULD GO TO PUBLIC SAFETY OR WE CONSIDER IT AS COMMITTEE AS A WHOLE. HOW DO YOU WANT TO HANDLE IT?

>> THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION. THAT'S ONE THAT COULD GO SEVERAL DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS.

MR BRADFORD, DO YOU HAVE A SUGGESTION ON THAT ONE? I COULD SEE IT GOING TO [INAUDIBLE] , I COULD SEE IT GOING TO PUBLIC SAFETY [OVERLAPPING] OR HANDLE IT AS ALL OF US, YES.

>> YES, SIR. I THINK GIVEN EVERYONE'S INTEREST IN THE ISSUE, WHY DON'T YOU JUST LET STAFF BRING TOGETHER SOME POSSIBILITIES FOR COUNCIL TO DISCUSS AS A WHOLE.

>> VERY GOOD. I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY SECONDED THAT BUT I WILL.

[INAUDIBLE] COUNCIL MEMBER HEDRICK.

OKAY, VERY GOOD. GOOD SUGGESTION SIR

>> THANK YOU MAYOR.

>> ALL RIGHT. ANY ADDITIONAL FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS THIS EVENING? OBVIOUSLY, THERE'S OPPORTUNITY TO BRING THOSE ITEMS FORWARD AFTER THIS.

ALL RIGHT. THAT WILL MOVE US TO ITEM 6.

[6. Council will move into Executive Session]

COUNCIL WILL MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

CITY COUNCIL WILL ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 551.087, 551.072 AND 551.071 IN TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE TO DELIBERATE OR DISCUSS ONE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATTERS RELATED TO AN INCENTIVE TO A BUSINESS PROSPECT 551.087.

THE PURCHASE, EXCHANGE, LEASE, OR VALUE OF A TRACK OF REAL PROPERTY, ANY IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA 551.072 AND ATTORNEY-CLIENT MATTERS CONCERNING PRIVILEGED AND UNPRIVILEGED CLIENT INFORMATION 551.071.

THE CITY COUNCIL WILL ALSO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 551.071, AND 551.087 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE

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TO DELIBERATE OR DISCUSS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATTERS RELATED TO AN INCENTIVE TO A BUSINESS PROSPECT 551.087 AND TO PURCHASE, EXCHANGE, LEASE, OR VALUE OF REAL PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS 551.072, LOCATED GENERALLY AT THE INTERSECTION OF WESTMORELAND STREET IN NORTH SHILOH ROAD.

COUNCIL, I BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A LINK FOR THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

AT THIS POINT, WE WILL ADJOURN THE WORK SESSION.

IF WE COULD HAVE EVERYONE BACK ON FOR THE EXECUTIVE SESSION AT EIGHT O'CLOCK, PLEASE. EIGHT O'CLOCK.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.