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WELL, GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE MONDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 2021 WORK SESSION FOR THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL.

THE FIRST ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS PUBLIC COMMENTS ON WORK SESSION ITEMS, PERSONS WHO DESIRE TO ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL ON ANY ITEM ON THE WORK SESSION AGENDA ARE ALLOWED THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK. SPEAKERS ARE TAKEN ONLY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING OTHER THAN INVITED TESTIMONY.

MADAM SECRETARY, DO WE HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK THIS EVENING? YES, SIR, WE DO. WE HAVE ONE ZOOM SPEAKER,JOSHUA GARCIA.

OK, GO AHEAD.

MR. GARCIA.

YOU CAN UNMUTE YOUR MIC.

CARMA, ARE YOU GETTING ANY ANYTHING FROM OUR SPEAKER? NO, I'M NOT GETTING ANYTHING FROM OUR SPEAKER.

OK. ALL RIGHT, MR. GARCIA, IF YOU'RE LISTENING TO US ONLINE, IF YOU CAN UNMUTE YOUR MIC, WE'LL GIVE IT ONE MORE SHOT HERE. ALL RIGHT, WE OBVIOUSLY MAYBE WE'RE HAVING SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO ITEM TWO CONSIDER THE CONSENT AGENDA THIS WILL BE FOR

[2. Consider the Consent Agenda]

OBVIOUSLY FOR TOMORROW NIGHT, IF YOU HAVE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY REQUEST FOR ANY ITEMS TO BE PULLED OR CONSIDERED SEPARATELY.

BUT OBVIOUSLY, IF YOU DO HAVE ONE IN THE MEANTIME, LET US KNOW SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE STAFF HERE TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE.

ALL RIGHT. WE WILL MOVE ONTO WRITTEN BRIEFINGS, ITEM THREE.

[3. Written Briefings:]

3A INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO SUMMARY.

ITEM 3 B, CONSIDER ASSISTANCE REQUESTS FOR NONPROFIT SPECIAL EVENT 2021, LABOR DAY PARADE AND CAR SHOW. ALL RIGHT, THAT WILL BRING US TO ITEM FOUR VERBAL BRIEFINGS . FOUR A COVID-19 BRIEFING DELTA VARIANT.

[4A. COVID-19 Briefing - Delta Variant Staff will provide an update to Council and ask for Council direction, if needed, on various matters related to COVID-19 and actions being taken by the City.]

JASON, DO YOU REMEMBER HOW TO DO THIS IN PERSON? IT'S BEEN A WHILE. [LAUGHTER] YOU KNOW, WE'VE DONE A LOT.

YOU'VE GOTTEN VERY GOOD OVER THE [INAUDIBLE] THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF WITH ZOOM SO.

A LOT OF THESE ON ZOOM I WAS SITTING OVER THERE TRYING TO THINK OF THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE IN PERSON. I SUPPOSE THAT WAS LAST MARCH.

IT'S BEEN A WHILE. CLEARLY, WE'VE SEEN A RISE IN CASES OVER THE LAST FOUR TO FIVE WEEKS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE DELTA VARIANT ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY.

SO I HAVE MORE OR LESS THE SAME PRESENTATION THAT YOU'RE USED TO SEEING TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHERE WE STAND IN COMPARISON TO CASE LOADS IN THE PAST AND A FEW SLIDES SPECIFIC TO THE DELTA VARIANT AND THE VACCINE.

SO THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SLIDES THAT YOU ALL ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH.

ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE, YOU HAVE CASE INFORMATION, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES, TWENTY NINE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED NINETY FOUR.

OF COURSE, THE VAST MAJORITY OF THOSE THOSE ARE CASES SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC. SO THE VAST MAJORITY OF THOSE ARE RECOVERED, ALMOST TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED. THE TWO NUMBERS AT THE BOTTOM ARE THE REALLY THE ONES TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE TOTAL DEATHS. FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT.

AND AGAIN, SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC, UNFORTUNATELY, WE ADDED SEVEN DEATHS TO THAT TOTAL IN THE PAST WEEK.

I WILL SAY ALL OF THOSE DEATHS IN THE PAST, THE MOST RECENT SEVEN DEATHS, ALL HAD UNDERLYING CONDITIONS, WHICH IS VERY COMMON.

PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT NUMBER ON THIS PAGE IS THE VERY BOTTOM, THE ACTIVE CASES.

SO THOSE ARE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE WITHIN THAT 14 DAY PERIOD SINCE, YOU KNOW, THE DISEASE MANIFESTED ITSELF WITH SYMPTOMS AND THEY'VE YET TO MEET THE END OF MONITORING CRITERIA. SO THOSE ARE THE ACTIVE CASES IN THE COMMUNITY.

I LIKE THE GRAPH ON THE LEFT BECAUSE IT REALLY SHOWS THE CASE TRENDS.

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THOSE ARE EACH ONE OF THOSE LINES REPRESENTS THE NUMBER OF CASES REPORTED BY DATE.

AND YOU CAN SEE THE THE PEAK ABOUT A YEAR AGO THIS TIME LAST YEAR, I GUESS MAYBE 13 MONTHS AGO. BUT THE FIRST PEAK, FIRST WAVE AND THEN, OF COURSE, THE LARGER WAVE OVER THE HOLIDAY SEASON, END OF YEAR.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, WE'RE ON AN UPWARD TRAJECTORY NOW, PERHAPS NOT QUITE TO THE LEVELS THAT WE SAW LAST SUMMER, BUT CERTAINLY APPROACHING THOSE LEVELS.

STAFF IMPACTS IS ANOTHER DATA POINT THAT WE TYPICALLY PRESENT TO YOU ALL.

AGAIN, THIS IS FAMILIAR TO YOU WE'VE GOT 21 EMPLOYEES CURRENTLY.

NOW, LET ME BACK UP.

THESE NUMBERS ARE AS OF LAST FRIDAY.

SO WE REPORT THESE WE CAPTURE THESE NUMBERS EVERY FRIDAY.

SO AS OF LAST FRIDAY, WE HAD 21 EMPLOYEES EXCLUDED FOR POSITIVE TESTS AND ELEVEN FOR HIGH RISK EXPOSURES.

NOW I WILL SAY THOSE HIGH RISK EXPOSURES, THAT HIGH RISK EXPOSURE EXCLUSIONS ARE LESS THAN WHAT WE SAW IN THE PAST BECAUSE OF THE AVAILABILITY OF VACCINES.

THE VACCINE'S HELP LIMIT EXCLUSIONS FOR FOLKS THAT ARE CONSIDERED HIGH RISK EXPOSURE AND THE SAME INFORMATION GRAPHICALLY.

YOU SEE THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES THE GREEN LINE IS A COMBINATION OF THE EMPLOYEES EXCLUDED BECAUSE OF A POSITIVE TEST AND THE EMPLOYEES EXCLUDED BECAUSE OF HIGH RISK EXPOSURE, THE RED AND BLUE LINES. SO YOU CAN SEE THE SIMILAR PEAKS ON THIS GRAPH BUT THE GRAPH AND THEN SEVERAL MONTHS AT VERY LOW LEVELS.

AND THE DELTA VARIANT IS HAVING AN EFFECT ON OUR EMPLOYEES AS WELL, ALTHOUGH NOT NEARLY AS DRAMATIC AS WHAT WE'VE SEEN OVER THE PAST YEAR.

SO VACCINATIONS, WE'VE JUST GOT THE TOTAL NUMBERS HERE.

I WON'T READ THEM OFF TO YOU.

THE UNFORTUNATE THING ABOUT VACCINATIONS IS THAT WE STILL DON'T SEE FOLKS COMING IN TO GET VACCINES, AT LEAST IN OUR PUBLIC HEALTH CLINIC AT THE LEVEL THAT WE'D LIKE.

OVER THE PAST. IT'S NOT ON THIS SLIDE.

BUT OVER THE PAST FOUR WEEKS, THE NUMBERS HAVE RANGED ANYWHERE FROM TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY TO THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS JUST AT OUR PUBLIC HEALTH CLINIC.

BUT WE CERTAINLY HOPE TO SEE MORE, CERTAINLY HOPE TO SEE THOSE THOSE NUMBERS OF FOLKS GETTING VACCINATED RISE.

AGAIN GARLAND PUBLIC HEALTH CLINIC IS JUST ONE PLAYER IN TOWN.

WE'VE GOT PLENTY OF DOSES LEFT AND WE CAN GET MORE DOSES VERY EASILY.

SO WE DON'T KEEP AS MANY ON HAND AS WE USED TO.

BUT I WILL SAY THAT, YOU KNOW, BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST, NOT ONE OF, IT'S THE BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR AT THE PUBLIC HEALTH CLINIC.

ONE OF THE REASONS THAT THE DOSES ADMINISTERED AT OUR PUBLIC HEALTH CLINIC IS AS HIGH AS IT IS, IS BECAUSE OUR STAFF DOES A GOOD JOB OF ASKING EVERY PERSON THAT COMES THROUGH THAT DOOR THAT'S ELIGIBLE FOR A VACCINE.

HAVE YOU BEEN VACCINATED AND IF NOT, OBVIOUSLY THE VACCINE IS OFFERED TO THEM.

SO A QUICK SLIDE ON VACCINATIONS IN THE US.

THIS ISN'T ONE THAT YOU'VE SEEN BEFORE, BUT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THE US HAVE HAD AT LEAST ONE DOSE APPROACHING 192 MILLION FULLY VACCINATED, APPROACHING ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE MILLION.

AND YOU CAN SEE THE CORRESPONDING PERCENTAGES OF THE POPULATION.

SO ALMOST HALF OF THE US POPULATION THAT HAS BEEN FULLY VACCINATED.

SO THE DELTA VARIANTS SOME ISSUES SPECIFICALLY FOR THE DELTA VARIANT, IT HAS RISEN IN, I GUESS, THE PERCENTAGE OF CASES, IT IS NOW THE DOMINANT STRAIN THAT WE'RE SEEING NOT ONLY LOCALLY, REGIONALLY, BUT NATIONALLY.

IN THE MONTH OF JULY, 80 PERCENT OF THE CASES NATIONWIDE.

THAT'S AN ESTIMATE. BUT ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF THE CASES NATIONWIDE WERE THE DELTA VARIANT.

IT SPREADS MORE THAN TWICE AS EASILY FROM ONE PERSON TO ANOTHER.

AND THAT ENHANCED TRANSMISSION WE HEAR ABOUT BREAKTHROUGH CASES, THAT'S KIND OF BEEN A BUZZWORD LATELY, BUT THAT ENHANCED TRANSMISSION IS LIKELY A FACTOR IN THOSE BREAKTHROUGH CASES. AND JUST TO BE SURE THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ON A BREAKTHROUGH CASE, THAT IS A FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUAL THAT SUBSEQUENTLY TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID, AND THAT HAPPENS WITH EVERY VACCINE.

IT'S NOT EXCLUSIVE TO THE COVID VACCINE, EVERY VACCINE THAT WE OFFER, WHETHER IT'S FLU OR POLIO OR PERTUSSIS OR ALL VACCINE, NO VACCINE IS PERFECT.

WE ALWAYS HAVE BREAKTHROUGH CASES AND WE ARE, AS EXPECTED, SEEING SOME OF THOSE WITH DELTA VARIANT, EVEN THOUGH WE ARE SEEING BREAKTHROUGH CASES, THEY'RE STILL A FRACTION OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES THAT WE SEE BOTH REGIONALLY AND NATIONALLY.

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ANOTHER FEW GOOD THINGS ABOUT VACCINATED FOLKS, THE BREAKTHROUGH CASES, EVEN THOUGH IT'S UNFORTUNATE YOU GOT A VACCINE AND YET YOU STILL GET COVERED.

THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU CAN EXPECT A LESS SEVERE INFECTION.

THOSE BREAKTHROUGH CASES ARE ALMOST UNIVERSALLY LESS SEVERE.

I'VE GOT SOME INFORMATION ON HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS THAT EVEN MAKE IT BETTER.

AND THIS IS INFORMATION THAT WAS RELEASED FROM CDC LAST WEEK.

IN TERMS OF VACCINATED.

SO IF YOU'RE FULLY VACCINATED, YOU HAVE AN EIGHT FOLD REDUCTION IN THE ODDS THAT YOU'LL GET COVID-19.

TWENTY FIVE FOLD REDUCTION IN HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS.

SO THAT ALONE SHOULD BE A GREAT REASON OR IS A GREAT REASON WHY FOLKS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED NEED TO GET VACCINATED.

AND IN THE LAST POINT ON THIS SLIDE, THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST DELTA OR ANY OF THE OTHER VARIANTS IS TO GET VACCINATED.

WHAT I WILL SAY IS FOLKS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED AND HAVE NOT BEEN INFECTED WITH COVID-19 PREVIOUSLY, IF YOU FALL INTO THAT CATEGORY, YOU CAN EXPECT TO GET THE DELTA VARIANT. IT'S THAT CONTAGIOUS.

IT'S THAT PREVALENT. IT WOULD BE UNLIKELY THAT YOU WOULD WEATHER THIS DELTA WAVE WITHOUT GETTING INFECTED. SO I HOPE FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC.

PERHAPS THEY CAN TAKE THAT TO HEART THE UNVACCINATED FOLKS THAT ARE OUT THERE.

I KNOW THERE'S A WIDE VARIETY OF REASONS THAT PEOPLE CHOOSE NOT TO GET VACCINATED.

AND AND I'LL SAY FIRST THAT I RESPECT THOSE REASONS.

BUT YOU REALLY NEED TO RETHINK THAT DECISION IN LIGHT OF DELTA.

IT'S A VERY CONTAGIOUS STRAIN OF COVID-19.

AND LIKE I SAID, IF YOU'RE NOT VACCINATED AND YOU DON'T HAVE NATURAL IMMUNITY THROUGH A PRIOR INFECTION, YOU CAN EXPECT TO GET DELTA VARIANT.

SO CDC GUIDANCE, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT CHANGED LAST WEEK ON MASKING.

AND IT'S DUE TO IN LARGE PART, THE MORE THE GREATER TRANSMISSIBILITY OF THE DELTA VARIANT, THE MASKS GUIDANCE IS FOR EVEN FULLY VACCINATED FOLKS TO WEAR MASKS INDOORS IN PUBLIC AREAS. IF YOU LIVE IN AREAS OF SUBSTANTIAL OR HIGH TRANSMISSION, WHICH IS A LARGE PART OF THE COUNTRY, I HAVE THAT SLIDE AT THE END OF THE PRESENTATION.

AND YOU CAN SEE IT ON THE CDC WEB PAGE.

YOU CAN VIEW IT THERE UP TO DATE.

YOU SHOULD ALSO CONSIDER WEARING A MASK REGARDLESS OF THE LEVEL OF TRANSMISSION IN YOUR AREA. IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD THAT IS FRAGILE, IF THEY HAVE A WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM FOR OR FOR WHATEVER REASON, THAT INCREASE THE RISK OF SEVERE DISEASE.

FOR VACCINATED FOLKS THAT ARE EXPOSED.

NOW, THIS IS A NEW ONE TOO AS WELL AS THE MASKING IN PUBLIC AREAS.

BUT EVEN IF YOU'RE FULLY VACCINATED, IF YOU ARE CONSIDERED A HIGH RISK EXPOSURE, IF YOU'VE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE ELSE THAT IS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, YOU SHOULD GET TESTED THREE OR FIVE DAYS LATER.

THAT'S SOMETHING NEW.

AND OF COURSE, WE'RE SEEING THAT WITH OUR OWN EMPLOYEES.

IT IT IS PUTTING MAYBE NOT A STRAIN, BUT CERTAINLY REQUIRING MORE TESTS THAN WE'VE SEEN OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS.

AND OF COURSE, IF YOU'VE BEEN EXPOSED, YOU NEED TO CONTINUE TO WEAR A MASK INDOORS IN PUBLIC. AND THE BOTTOM LINE PERSON'S NOT FULLY VACCINATED, SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER GETTING VACCINATED. AND UNTIL THEN, WE WOULD ENCOURAGE THEM TO PRACTICE THOSE CONTROL MEASURES THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT OVER THE YEARS.

NOT ONLY WEARING A MASK IN PUBLIC, BUT SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH YOUR HANDS, STAY HOME IF YOU DON'T FEEL WELL.

I THINK EVERYBODY CAN PROBABLY REPEAT THOSE IN THEIR SLEEP BY NOW.

THIS IS THE LAST SLIDE OF THE PRESENTATION.

THIS IS FROM THE CDC WEB PAGE.

AND IT SHOWS THE AREAS WITH WELL, IT'S A HEAT MAP, SHOWS THE AREAS LOW, MODERATE, SUBSTANTIAL AND HIGH RISK OF TRANSMISSION.

AND OF COURSE, THE AREAS IN BRIGHT RED ARE THE ONES WHERE THE CDC RECOMMENDS MASKING INDOORS IN PUBLIC AREAS FOR FULLY VACCINATED PERSONS.

MAYOR, THAT IS THE LAST SLIDE OF THE PRESENTATION.

OK, JUST REAL QUICK, THE NUMBERS YOU GAVE FOR THE HEALTH CLINIC, IS THAT WERE THOSE WEEKLY NUMBER? WHAT IS THE RANGE OF THOSE? I'M SORRY, THOSE WERE WEEKLY NUMBERS.

SO THOSE WERE ABOUT ANYWHERE FROM TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY TO THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOSES OVER A WEEK'S TIME AT THE PUBLIC HEALTH CLINIC, WHICH IS A FRACTION OF WHAT WE WERE DOING AND, YOU KNOW, IN MONTHS PAST.

BUT WE'D LIKE TO SEE THAT NUMBER RISE.

SURE. OK, ANY QUESTIONS FOR STAFF ON THIS ITEM? WELL JASON I HAVE JUST ONE THING.

AND I KNOW, YOU KNOW, WE HAD A CONFERENCE CALL WITH STATE HEALTH SERVICES EMERGENCY

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MANAGEMENT. I GUESS THAT WAS LAST WEEK.

MY ABILITY TO TRACK TIME IS FAILING.

BUT REALLY, THE MAIN TOPIC OF THAT CALL WITH DR.

HELLERSTEDT AND CHIEF KIDD WAS PROMOTING THE VACCINES AND, YOU KNOW, GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT THAT, YOU KNOW, ABOUT ALL THE THINGS THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT.

DO YOU AND WHICH I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, I CAN'T ANSWER FOR THE REST OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, BUT I FEEL LIKE HERE WE HAVE CERTAINLY YOU KNOW, WE'VE CERTAINLY PROMOTED AND MADE AVAILABLE AND, YOU KNOW, VACCINES.

I MEAN, IT WAS ALL WE TALKED ABOUT FOR MONTHS ON END.

SO TO HONOR THEIR REQUEST, IF YOU WILL, OF DOING THAT, DO YOU THINK IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE THAT WE COULD BE DOING? IS THERE YOU KNOW, AFTER ALL THE MONTHS THAT WE'VE GONE THROUGH MASS VACCINATION CLINICS, ET CETERA, ET CETERA, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT WE COULD BE DOING? ARE THERE PEOPLE OUT THERE WE ARE STILL NOT GETTING TO? THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

AND I CAN'T GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF SOMETHING THAT I THINK THAT WE SHOULD DO THAT WE HAVEN'T ALREADY DONE IN TERMS OF GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT.

YOU KNOW, WE DID A FACEBOOK LIVE THURSDAY AND I LOSE TRACK OF THE DAYS TOO.

AND, YOU KNOW, THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.

LIKE YOU SAID, I THINK YOU'D BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND SOMEBODY THAT THAT ISN'T AWARE OF COVID-19 AND THE FACT THAT WE HAVE VACCINES WIDELY AVAILABLE THAT ARE VERY EFFECTIVE AND DRAMATICALLY REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF EITHER GETTING THE DISEASE OR IF YOU DO GET THE DISEASE, REDUCING THE SEVERITY.

BUT I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE OTHER THAN CONTINUING TO PRESS THAT MESSAGE AND TO SERVE THE FOLKS THAT COME THROUGH OUR THRESHOLD TO ASK THEM, LOOK THEM IN THE EYE AND ASK THEM, HAVE YOU BEEN VACCINATED? IF NOT, WOULD YOU LIKE A VACCINE? IT'S FRUSTRATING.

THIS IS NOT A FRUSTRATION THAT'S NEW TO US.

WE DEAL WITH IT EVERY YEAR WITH FLU OR ANY OF THE OTHER BACK TO SCHOOL VACCINES.

WE SEE VACCINE HESITANCY ALL THE TIME.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A PANDEMIC AND CERTAINLY A STRAIN LIKE DELTA, I FEEL LIKE WE'VE DONE THE BEST THAT WE CAN.

AND I CAN'T GIVE YOU A SUGGESTION OF WHAT ELSE WE CAN DO OTHER THAN TO CONTINUE TO PRESS THAT MESSAGE FORWARD. RIGHT.

I MEAN, DO YOU SEE, YOU KNOW, WE'VE DONE POP UP THINGS WE'VE DONE OUTSIDE OF HEALTH DEPARTMENT THINGS. WE'VE EVEN I MEAN, WE EVEN HAVE AVAILABLE WE WILL COME TO YOUR HOUSE AVAILABILITY. IS THERE YOU KNOW, I GUESS FROM ALL THE INFORMATION WE HAVE, I GUESS MY REQUEST OR MY SUGGESTION IS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE GET WITH THE PUBLIC MEDIA RELATIONS GROUP ONE MORE TIME AND AND GET THAT, YOU KNOW, BLAST THAT MESSAGE OUT.

YOU ALL ARE PROBABLY IN A PRETTY GOOD POSITION TO, YOU KNOW ANY GROUPS IN YOUR COMMUNITIES THAT MAY WANT THOSE TYPE SERVICES, DOESN'T MATTER WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK IT IS.

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IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT TIME OF THE DAY IT IS.

IF THERE IS A POPULATION OUT THERE THAT WE CAN SERVE THROUGH A POP UP CLINIC, WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN. AND SO PLEASE, I KNOW I THINK JUST ABOUT EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE TALKED TO US AND CONNECTED GROUPS IN YOUR DISTRICT TO OUR STAFF.

BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTINUE TO DO SO.

AND IF SOMEONE NEEDS A HOME VISIT FOR A VACCINATION, IF SOMEONE NEEDS A HOME VISIT, IF THERE'S ANY BARRIER BETWEEN YOU AND A VACCINATION, CALL OUR PUBLIC HEALTH CLINIC, IT'S 972-205-3370. YOU CAN ALSO FIND THAT LINK ON OUR WEB PAGE.

AGAIN, NINE SEVEN TWO TWO ZERO FIVE THREE THREE SEVEN ZERO IF THERE'S ANY BARRIER STANDING BETWEEN YOU AND A COVID VACCINATION.

THANK YOU, JASON. ANY QUESTIONS? I MEAN, I'M NOT SEEING ANYBODY IN THE QUEUE, SO THAT'S WHERE I'M STRUGGLING HERE THIS EVENING. I MEAN, OK.

[LAUGHTER] OK, WELL, I CAN TELL YOU MY QUEUE IS COMPLETELY EMPTY, SO WE'LL START DOWN THERE AND WE'LL WORK OUR WAY THIS DIRECTION.

THANK YOU. COUNCIL LADY MORRIS. I'M LONELY DOWN HERE SINCE MY COLLEAGUES ARE APPARENTLY SOMEWHERE ELSE. SO JASON, IN THE LAST MONTH I BELIEVE YOU HAD STATISTICS ABOUT HOW MANY WHAT PERCENTAGE OF OUR NEW CASES WERE ACTUALLY AMONG UNVACCINATED.

DO YOU HAVE THAT HANDY? I DO.

YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT THE FULL MONTH OF JULY.

IT'S JULY 1ST THROUGH JULY 28TH, WHICH, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, THAT WAS THURSDAY OR FRIDAY OF LAST WEEK BUT THE MAJORITY OF THE MONTH OF JULY, THE NEW CASES IN GARLAND 92.4 PERCENT OF THOSE WERE UNVACCINATED.

SO LESS THAN EIGHT PERCENT OF THE CASES THAT WE HAD REPORTED IN THE MONTH OF JULY ARE FOLKS THAT WERE FULLY VACCINATED.

AND THAT GOES BACK TO THE INFORMATION THAT I REPEATED PRIOR, THAT THE VACCINE WORKS.

IT WORKS REALLY WELL.

OK.

AND AND I HAD ASKED YOU EARLIER ABOUT SINCE WE STARTED VACCINATING AND YOU SAID THAT TOWARD THE END OF JANUARY WITH.

NOW, [LAUGHTER] THIS IS FUN. OK, SO SINCE JANUARY 20TH THIS YEAR, WHEN THE FIRST PEOPLE WHO GOT VACCINATED COULD HAVE GOTTEN THEIR SECOND VACCINE AND GONE TWO WEEKS AND BEEN FULLY VACCINATED, THE GARLAND RESIDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED.

I THINK I WROTE DOWN THAT YOU SAID IT WAS NINETY SIX POINT FOUR PERCENT OF THE HOSPITALIZED GARLAND RESIDENTS WHO WERE UNVACCINATED.

YES, YOU'RE CORRECT. SO NINETY SIX POINT FOUR PERCENT OF ALL OF THE HOSPITALIZATIONS FROM THAT MAGICAL DAY, WHICH WAS JANUARY 20TH.

AND LIKE YOU SAID, WHAT MAKES THAT MAGICAL IS THAT IS THE FIRST THAT'S 14 DAYS AFTER SOMEONE COULD HAVE RECEIVED THEIR SECOND DOSE OF PFIZER AT THE TIME.

SO THAT'S THE FIRST DATE AT WHICH THE RESIDENT COULD BE CONSIDERED FULLY VACCINATED.

AND SINCE THEN, AS YOU SAID, NINETY SIX POINT FOUR PERCENT OF OUR HOSPITALIZATIONS WERE GARLAND RESIDENTS. NINETY SIX PERCENT OF THEM WERE UNVACCINATED.

THE VACCINES WORK.

QUESTION FOR YOU NURSING HOMES.

HOW ARE WE DOING WITH OUR NURSING HOMES? ARE WE HAVING A RISE IN CASES? I'M SEEING IN OTHER STATES THAT THAT'S BECOMING AN ISSUE AGAIN AND IT'S MOSTLY WITH THEIR WORKERS. ARE WE EXPERIENCING THAT HERE IN GARLAND? WE HAVE. I JUST TALKED TO OUR EPIDEMIOLOGISTS BRIEFLY ABOUT THAT TODAY.

WE'VE SEEN SOME HOT SPOTS, WHAT HE REFERRED TO IN NURSING HOMES, DAYCARES, SMALL CLUSTERS OF FOLKS THAT ARE COMING DOWN WITH COVID-19.

BUT IT'S CERTAINLY IN THE THE NURSING HOMES.

I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT A LOT OF THAT'S BLUNTED BY VACCINE BECAUSE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE YOU KNOW, THE FEDERAL PROGRAM, WE VACCINATED A LOT OF FOLKS IN NURSING HOMES AND CONTINUE TO GO OUT AND VACCINATE FOLKS AS THEY RECEIVE NEW PATIENTS WHENEVER IT'S NECESSARY. SO SOME I GUESS I WOULD TERM ARE MINOR HOT SPOTS, BUT NOTHING, ANYWHERE NEAR THE LEVEL THAT WE SAW LAST SPRING AND SUMMER.

OK, LAST QUESTION.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT POP UP CLINICS.

AND AS YOU KNOW, I HAVE REACHED OUT TO A LOT OF GROUPS, A LOT OF CHURCHES AND SAID, PLEASE, CAN WE JUST, LIKE, SET UP IN YOUR PARKING LOT RIGHT AFTER CHURCH? AND THERE'S JUST NOT A LOT OF BUYERS AND TAKERS AT THIS POINT, WHICH IS DISAPPOINTING.

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BUT I WAS JUST THINKING WHEN YOU WERE TALKING, WELL, WE HAVE SPECIAL EVENTS.

WE HAD ONE THIS LAST SATURDAY MORNING ON THE SQUARE.

IS IS THERE ANY REASON THAT WE CAN'T OR SHOULDN'T JUST SET UP A POP UP CLINIC ON SITE JUST ROUTINELY WITH ANY KIND OF PUBLIC EVENT MAYBE OR PUBLIC EVENTS DOWNTOWN OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, JUST TO HAVE IT THERE FOR IMPULSE VACCINE SEEKERS? BUT THAT'S ACTUALLY A VERY GOOD THOUGHT.

IT'S ONE THAT HAD NOT OCCURRED TO ME.

I DON'T KNOW OF ANY REASON WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT SPECIAL EVENTS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY AND OF COURSE, IF IT'S PRIVATE PROPERTY, WE'D NEED THEIR PERMISSION.

BUT I HAVE NO REASON WHY WE SHOULDN'T DO THAT, NOR NO REASON WHY WE CAN'T DO IT.

THAT'S A GREAT IDEA. OK, WELL, THAT'S GOT MY VOTE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU MAYOR.

THANK YOU MA'AM.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS. AM I [INAUDIBLE] YEAH. THE LIGHT'S ON.

YEAH. [LAUGHTER] BUT THANK YOU, MAYOR.

JASON JUST A COUPLE OF THINGS.

THE SLIDE, THE TRENDS SLIDE.

CAN YOU GO BACK TO THAT ONE? I'M NOT SURE THE NUMBER RIGHT HERE.

YEAH, RIGHT THERE.

THAT SHOWS THE UPWARD TRAJECTORY.

AND I WAS LOOKING AT A REPORT TODAY THAT SAID THAT THOSE NUMBERS NATIONWIDE WERE SOMEWHERE PARALLEL TO WHAT WE WERE IN FEBRUARY AS FAR AS THE INCREASE.

IS THAT ACCURATE FROM A NATIONWIDE STANDPOINT THAT TRAJECTORY IS.

SO. YEAH, THE MAP SHOWS UP ON THE SCREEN.

SO, YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOK AND OF COURSE, AGAIN, EACH ONE OF THESE INDIVIDUAL AND IT APPEARS SO HERE FROM SO IF YOU'RE I THINK THAT STATEMENT BASED ON THIS GRAPH WOULD BE REASONABLY CORRECT THAT WE ARE APPROACHING NOW, OF COURSE, CASES WE'RE GOING DOWN IN FEBRUARY AND WE'RE ON THE UPSWING AGAIN. BUT IT CERTAINLY APPEARS LIKE WE'RE AT ABOUT THE SAME LEVELS AS WE WERE IN FEBRUARY NOW.

OK. OK, AND SINCE WE LAST MET COUNCIL, I DID HAVE A BREAKTHROUGH CASE IN MY DISTRICT. AND I WANT TO APPLAUD AND THANK JASON FOR I WAS ABLE TO GET HIM HIS EXPERTISE AND JUST HIS ADVICE TO THE FAMILY AND JASON REALLY APPRECIATE THE HELP YOU PROVIDED. IT WAS A VERY TENSE SITUATION, HOW THIS FAMILY WENT TO A FAMILY GATHERING OUT OF STATE AND CAME BACK AND THEY WERE SHOCKED AND THEY BOTH HAD BEEN VACCINATED.

AND THE HUSBAND CAME BACK WITH COVID, BUT BECAUSE HE HAD BEEN VACCINATED.

YOU KNOW, THE IMPACT OF THE COVID WAS NOT NEARLY AS SEVERE AS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HAD HE NOT BEEN VACCINATED.

AND I HAD COFFEE WITH THE WIFE LAST WEEK.

AND THE LAST THING SHE SAID TO ME [INAUDIBLE] WAS COUNCILMAN, Y'ALL DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT. I TALKED TO THE MAYOR. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT SOMETHING IS, BUT DO SOMETHING.

SO WITH THAT AS A CAVEAT, GOING BACK TO THE POP UP IDEA, I'VE GOT LAKE RAY HUBBARD DART STATION IN MY DISTRICT AND IT'S IN AN AREA WHERE I'VE GOT A HEAVY CONCENTRATION.

THAT'S IT WITHIN A TWO MILE RADIUS OF MULTIFAMILY.

AND I'M THINKING POPULATION CONCENTRATION HERE.

WHAT IF WE COULD DO A POP UP BUT WE COULD DART AND DO A POP UP ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, PROBABLY WEEKENDS PROBABLY BE BETTER.

I DON'T KNOW [INAUDIBLE] BETTER ON TUESDAY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT SCHEDULES ARE.

BUT TAKING A LOOK AT THAT AND GETTING WITH DART AND SEE IF WE COULD DO MAYBE A POP UP FOR HOW MANY HOURS DO YOU THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE TO DO THAT? I'D BE HAPPY TO DO THAT.

YEAH. BECAUSE LIKE I SAID, THE DART STATION IS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE MAXIMUM 18 MINUTES FROM ALL OF THE UNITS.

AND THEY ARE THERE.

RIGHT. WELL, YOU KNOW WHERE THEY ARE.

YEAH. YOU KNOW WHERE THEY ARE.

AND BUT THERE'S A HEAVY POPULATION CONCENTRATION IN THAT AREA.

AND IF WE DON'T GET BUT 20 PEOPLE VACCINATED, THAT'S 20 MORE.

THAT'S WORTH OUR WHILE. OK, SO I MIGHT.

BUT COULD WE LOOK AT SOMETHING LIKE THAT, JASON? AND MAYBE WITH DART AND PICK A DATE THAT'S GOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR STAFF AND THEM AND GET

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WITH THAT, YOU KNOW, WITH THAT PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT TO MAKE SURE WE GET THAT INFORMATION OUT TO ALL THOSE, YOU KNOW, TO THOSE COMPLEXES IN THAT AREA, AS WELL AS THE SINGLE FAMILIES, BECAUSE WE HAVE GOT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THAT IS THERE ALSO.

BUT COULD WE TRY SOMETHING LIKE THAT? YOU KNOW, IT'S A LOCATION WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS WHERE IT IS.

IT'S NOT HARD TO GET TO.

A LOT OF FOLKS ARE WALKING THEY HAVE THE WALKING TRAILS THAT ARE THERE.

SO I'D LIKE TO SEE US MAYBE GIVE THAT A SHOT, YOU KNOW, SOMETIME.

COULD WE DO SOMETHING.

ABSOLUTELY. WE CAN MAKE CONTACT WITH DART AND THEY COULD PROBABLY TELL US WHAT THE BEST DAY IS IN TERMS OF MAXIMUM.

YEAH. RIDERSHIP.

AND WE'VE GOT THE STAFF TO DO THAT.

ABSOLUTELY. I CAN.

WE'LL MAKE CONTACT WITH THEM AND I'LL BE GLAD TO FOLLOW UP WITH YOU.

OK. OK. OK.

OK. THANKS JASON. THANK YOU FOR THE SUGGESTION.

YES. OK AND JUST LET ME KNOW HOW IT GOES.

I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO DO THAT, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE OF THE POPULATION CONCENTRATION AND THEY HAVE LOTS OF KIDS IN THOSE COMPLEXES, LOTS OF KIDS.

WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. THANK YOU, SIR.

OK, IS THERE ANYONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE? JUST MAKING SURE BECAUSE IT WAS THERE, THEN IT WAS GONE AND IT WASN'T SO I'M JUST MAKING SURE I HAVEN'T BLANKED EVERYBODY OUT.

SO. OK, JASON, I DON'T HAVE ANY MORE IN THE QUEUE.

I WILL TELL YOU, TALKING ABOUT PUBLIC EVENTS ON THE SQUARE, THERE JUST MIGHT BE AN EVENT GOING ON ON THE SQUARE THIS SATURDAY EVENING, WHERE MYSELF AND A COUNCIL MEMBER WHOSE DISTRICT RHYMES WITH 8 WILL BE, GETTING HIT IN THE FACE WITH PIES TO RAISE MONEY FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

SO, YEAH, THAT EVENT STARTS AT 4:30 SATURDAY.

I THINK WE COULD MAKE THAT HAPPEN TOO.

[LAUGHTER] ALL RIGHT. BUT STAFF IS NOT ALLOWED TO THROW PIES AT COUNCIL.

WHAT ABOUT COUNCIL.

COUNCIL COULD THROW PIES AT COUNCIL, BUT NOT STAFF.

STAFF CAN THROW PIES. CAN STAFF THROW PIES? OK, VERY GOOD. AS LONG AS THEY'RE PAYING.

ALL RIGHT. WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING IF WE GET.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM 4 B PREVIEW OF 2021 2022 PROPOSED BUDGET.

[4B. Preview of 2021-22 Proposed Budget Staff will provide an overview of the City Manager's Proposed Budget for FY 2021-22. The FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget document will officially be presented to Council at the August 3, 2021, Regular Meeting.]

BUDGET STAFF GETS TO THROW TWO PIES A PIECE THEY DESERVE IT.

WE MAY TAKE YOU UP ON THAT.

[LAUGHTER] GOOD EVENING, MAYOR CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS ALLYSON STEADMAN.

I'M THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET AND RESEARCH DEPARTMENT.

I WILL BE PROVIDING A PREVIEW OF THE FY 2021 2022 PROPOSED BUDGET.

AND TOMORROW EVENING, THE CITY MANAGER WILL PRESENT THE BUDGET TO YOU FORMALLY.

THE CERTIFIED TAX BASE HAS INCREASED BY ONE POINT TWO BILLION TO EIGHTEEN POINT FOUR BILLION IN 2021.

OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS THE AVERAGE PROPERTY TAX BASE GROWTH WAS NINE POINT FOUR PERCENT, AS COMMUNICATED TO THE COUNCIL FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

STAFF HAS BEEN ANTICIPATING A DECLINE IN GROWTH.

THE 2021 GROWTH IS BELOW THE AVERAGE GROWTH OF NINE POINT FOUR PERCENT AT SEVEN POINT FIVE PERCENT, WITH FIVE POINT NINE PERCENT GROWTH ON EXISTING PROPERTY AND ONE POINT SIX PERCENT GROWTH ON NEW CONSTRUCTION.

THIS YEAR, GARLAND WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE THREE POINT FIVE PERCENT CAP ON PROPERTY TAX REVENUE AS DISCUSSED IN COMING SLIDES.

WE ARE CONTINUING TO SEE NEW CONSTRUCTION GROWTH.

EVEN THOUGH GARLAND IS RUNNING OUT OF GREENSPACE, NEW CONSTRUCTION IS ESTIMATED AT TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SIX MILLION, A DECREASE OF FIFTEEN MILLION FROM 2020.

THE 2021 NEW CONSTRUCTION IS REFLECTIVE OF CONTINUED SINGLE FAMILY AND MULTIFAMILY NEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

THE RESIDENTIAL VALUES ARE INCREASING BY SEVEN POINT EIGHT PERCENT, WITH 6.6 PERCENT COMING FROM EXISTING PROPERTY, COMMERCIAL VALUES ARE INCREASING BY SEVEN POINT THREE PERCENT, WITH FOUR POINT EIGHT PERCENT OF THAT INCREASE COMING FROM EXISTING PROPERTY.

BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUES ARE INCREASING 6.8 PERCENT, WITH FIVE POINT ONE PERCENT COMING FROM EXISTING PROPERTY.

OVERALL, OUR TAX BASE IS INCREASING BY 7.5 PERCENT, WITH 5.9 PERCENT OF THAT INCREASE

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FROM OUR EXISTING BASE.

CHANGES TO EXISTING PROPERTY REPRESENTS 78.6 PERCENT OF TOTAL GROWTH IN 2021.

THE 2021 2022 PROPOSED BUDGET ASSUMES THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE TAX RATE IS CAPPED AT THE VOTER APPROVED RATE OF THIRTY EIGHT POINT ONE FOUR CENTS PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS, OF VALUATION WHICH DECREASES OUR PROPERTY TAX RATE TO SEVENTY FIVE POINT SEVEN ZERO CENTS FROM SEVENTY SIX POINT NINE SIX CENTS PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS OF VALUATION.

THIS IS A CHANGE OF ONE POINT TWO SIX CENTS PER A ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS OF VALUATION.

NO CHANGE IS PROPOSED TO THE DEBT SERVICE TAX RATE OF THIRTY SEVEN POINT FIVE SIX CENTS PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS OF VALUATION.

AS YOU MAY RECALL SB TWO ONLY IMPACTS THE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE TAX RATE, NOT OUR DEBT SERVICE TAX RATE.

PRIOR TO THIS YEAR, WE MODIFIED OUR DEBT SERVICE TAX RATE IN 2019 2020 FOR OUR 2019 BOND PROGRAM. OTHER THAN THAT, OUR O&M AND TAX RATE HAVE HELD CONSTANT SINCE 2011.

SENATE BILL 2 LIMITS REVENUE GROWTH, NOT TO EXCEED THREE POINT FIVE PERCENT OF PRIOR YEAR PROPERTY TAX COLLECTIONS WITHOUT VOTER APPROVAL, THIS IS CONTROLLED THROUGH THE O&M TAX RATE. IF A CITY EXPERIENCES GROWTH GREATER THAN THREE POINT FIVE PERCENT, THE O&M TAX RATE MUST BE ADJUSTED DOWN SO THAT REVENUE COLLECTION DOES NOT EXCEED THAT THREE POINT FIVE PERCENT GROWTH.

TO DO THIS, AS I HAVE LAID OUT ON THE SCREEN, YOU MUST FIRST CALCULATE YOUR NO NEW REVENUE RATE AS SHOWN IN LINE FIVE, WHICH IS DESIGNED TO DECREASE THE TAX RATE TO CAP ANNUAL GROWTH. THIS IS CALCULATED BY TAKING OUR LINE ONE, THE FY 2020 2021 PROPERTY TAX COLLECTIONS DIVIDED BY OUR LINE FOUR, WHICH IS THE EXISTING TAX BASE FOR 2021.

THE EXISTING TAX BASE IS CALCULATED BY SUBTRACTING THE VALUE OF OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND THE VALUE OF OUR TIF FROM OUR CERTIFIED TAXABLE VALUE THAT IS SHOWN RESPECTIVELY IN LINES THREE AND TWO.

THAT GETS YOU CLOSER TO CALCULATING OUR VOTER APPROVED RATE.

OUR VOTER APPROVED RATE IS A MAXIMUM RATE A CITY CAN LEVY WITHOUT NEEDING VOTER APPROVAL.

THIS VOTER APPROVED RATE IS CALCULATED BY MULTIPLYING THE NO NEW REVENUE RATE IN LINE FIVE BY THREE POINT FIVE PERCENT AS SHOWN IN LINE SIX.

THIS IS HOW WE GOT TO OUR FY 21 22 VOTER APPROVED RATE OF THIRTY EIGHT POINT ONE FOUR CENTS PER HUNDRED DOLLARS OF VALUATION, WHICH IS THAT DECREASE.

I THINK AT THIS POINT WE'RE ALL WILLING TO JUST TAKE YOUR WORD FOR THAT ONE.

[LAUGHTER] NO PROBLEM.

THIS IS OUR FIRST YEAR WITH THIS CHANGE.

SO I WANTED TO WALK THROUGH THE DETAILS.

NOTED FOR NEXT YEAR.

IT'S VERY GOOD. THANK YOU.

THE FY 2021 2022 PROPOSED AD VALOREM TAX TOTALS, 68.4 MILLION.

OUR PROJECTED GENERAL FUND RESOURCES INCLUDE PROPERTY TAX, SALES TAX AND GP&L RETURN ON INVESTMENT, WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR 63.5 PERCENT.

THESE ARE THREE LARGEST GENERAL FUND RESOURCES.

ALL OTHER RESOURCES ACCOUNT FOR 36.5 PERCENT.

PROPERTY TAX REVENUE ACCOUNTS FOR 35.2 PERCENT OF ALL GENERAL FUND RESOURCES.

ALL OTHER GENERAL FUND REVENUES INCLUDE REVENUE FROM GENERAL FUND DEPARTMENTS SUCH AS LANDFILL FEES, EMS FEES, DEVELOPMENT PERMITS AND FEES, AND MUNICIPAL COURTS FINES AND FEES. THE FY 2021 2022 PROPOSED SALES TAX REVENUE IS THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS HIGHER THAN THE 2021 ANTICIPATED SALES TAX AND FOUR POINT EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS HIGHER THAN THE 2020 2021 APPROVED AMOUNT.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE 2020 2021 APPROVED BUDGET WAS DEVELOPED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC AND ASSUMED SOME FORM OF PANDEMIC DRIVEN RECESSION OR NEGATIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT. THIS ASSUMPTION WAS MADE BECAUSE, AS YOU SEE, OUR 19 20 SALES TAX REVENUE WAS IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC BECAUSE WE WERE ORIGINALLY TRENDING HIGHER THAN OUR ACTUAL OF THIRTY POINT FIVE MILLION.

SO AS SHOWN ON OUR GRAPH, OUR 2020 2021 REVISED PROJECTION AND OUR 2021 2022 PROJECTION

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SHOW A TREND OF CONTINUED GROWTH.

THE MAJORITY OF THIS GROWTH HAS MATERIALIZED FROM INTERNET BASED SALES.

THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT IS CALCULATED BASED ON A THREE YEAR MOVING AVERAGE OF NET RETAIL SALES PLUS AND IN LIEU OF AD VALOREM, TAX ASSESSMENT ON GP&L'S, FIXED ASSETS AND INVENTORY. THIS RETURN ON INVESTMENT WAS KEPT LEVEL FOR MANY YEARS, BEGINNING IN FISCAL YEAR 2019 2020 WE BEGAN INCREASING IT BY THREE POINT FIVE PERCENT ANNUALLY.

THE 2021 2022 PROPOSED BUDGET INCLUDES A THREE POINT FIVE PERCENT INCREASE.

THE CITY MANAGER'S BUDGET PRIORITIES FOR FY 2021 2022 ARE AS FOLLOW TO ADDRESS OPERATIONAL STAFFING NEEDS TO ENHANCE PARK OPERATIONAL FUNDING TO RESTORE EMPLOYEE MERIT AND COMPENSATION INCREASES, TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE AND TO MAINTAIN AN ADDITIONAL 10 DAYS ABOVE THE 30 DAY GENERAL FUND BALANCE REQUIREMENT.

THE FY 22 PROPOSED BUDGET INCLUDES FUNDING TO ADDRESS OPERATIONAL STAFFING NEEDS THAT DEPARTMENTS HAVE DEVELOPED OVER SEVERAL YEARS.

THE FY 21 22 PROPOSED BUDGET INCLUDES A NET INCREASE OF THIRTY SEVEN POSITIONS FROM THE FY 21 ADOPTED BUDGET.

THE GENERAL FUND PROPOSED BUDGET INCLUDES A NET INCREASE OF 14 POSITIONS FOR DEPARTMENTS SUCH AS FIRE, POLICE, PARKS, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, ANIMAL SERVICE AND LANDFILL, TO NAME A FEW. OUR SECOND, THE CITY MANAGER'S SECOND PRIORITY IS TO ENHANCE PARK FUNDING IN SUPPORT OF IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY AS PART OF THE 2019 BOND PROGRAM.

THIS INCLUDES AN INCREASED PARKS, GROUNDS AND FACILITIES, MAINTENANCE, INCREASED LANDSCAPING, UPGRADES TO BALLFIELD MAINTENANCE, A NEW AQUATICS TECHNICIAN TO SUPPORT THE AQUATICS PROGRAM, AND THE ADDITION OF ART PROGRAMING SUCH AS BIG ART DAY.

OUR THIRD PRIORITY IS TO RESTORE EMPLOYEE MERIT AND COMPENSATION INCREASES TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE. THIS INCLUDES A THREE PERCENT INCREASE FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE EMPLOYEES AND A MARKET ADJUSTMENT, PLUS THREE PERCENT MERIT FOR CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES, AVERAGING TO A THREE POINT THREE PERCENT INCREASE FOR FIRE AND THREE POINT NINE PERCENT INCREASE FOR POLICE. FINALLY, THE CITY MANAGER'S PROPOSED BUDGET MAINTAINS AN ADDITIONAL 10 DAYS OF FUND BALANCE ABOVE THE 30 DAY FUND BALANCE REQUIREMENT IN THE GENERAL FUND TO ENSURE FINANCIAL FLEXIBILITY AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO RESPOND TO UNFORESEEN FINANCIAL CHALLENGES.

OTHER PROPOSED BUDGET ITEMS INCLUDE AN INCREASE TO FUNDING FOR YEAR THREE OF OUR HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR POLICE EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING AN ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER AND MOBILE COMMAND VEHICLE AND 1.1 MILLION PROPOSED FOR PARKS, STREETS, FIRE AND TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT.

AND FINALLY FUND BALANCE IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, SALARIES AND BENEFITS TOTAL ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINE POINT NINE MILLION, WHILE OPERATING EXPENDITURES, CAPITAL AND TRANSFERS ACCOUNT FOR 59.2 MILLION.

TOTAL GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES ARE 99.1 MILLION.

THE PROPOSED AVAILABLE FUND BALANCE IS 72,000.

AFTER TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE 15.1 MILLION THIRTY DAY FUND BALANCE RESERVE AND THE ADDITIONAL 10 DAYS OF FUND BALANCE, OR THAT'S 5.3 MILLION OF THAT FINANCIAL RESERVE FOR PRIORITY NUMBER FOUR.

THE TOTAL CHANGE IN RESOURCES IS AN INCREASE OF 14.1 MILLION FROM THE FY 2020 21 BUDGET.

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THE ADOPTED BUDGET FOR [INAUDIBLE] OF THE PANDEMIC AND ASSUMED THAT SOME KIND OF FORM OF A RECESSION COULD TAKE PLACE AND WOULD IMPACT REVENUE GROWTH.

FORTUNATELY, WE HAVE NOT SEEN THIS MATERIALIZE.

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SO THE TOTAL CHANGE IN RESOURCES FROM THE FY 2020 2021 REVISED BUDGET IS FOUR POINT TWO MILLION. THE CITY COMPLETED A GENERAL FUND FEE STUDY IN 2021, WHICH EVALUATED AND RECOMMENDED NEW FEE AND FEE STRUCTURES BASED ON A COMBINATION OF COST ANALYSIS, COST RECOVERY AND COMPARISONS TO THE MARKET AND OTHER MUNICIPALITIES.

DEPARTMENTS WILL PRESENT DETAILS ON THESE PROPOSED FEES CHANGES AT THE SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH SPECIAL BUDGET WORK SESSION.

SO OUR TOTAL CHANGE IN RESOURCES IS FOURTEEN POINT ONE MILLION, THREE POINT FIVE MILLION OF THAT COMES FROM PROPERTY TAX AND FOUR POINT EIGHT MILLION OF THAT IS FROM SALES TAX.

PROPOSED BUDGET CHANGES IN THE GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES INCLUDE THREE MILLION FOR PERFORMANCE AND MERIT INCREASES, ONE POINT TWO MILLION TO FUND INCREASES TO EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE, ONE POINT THREE MILLION FOR ADDITIONAL SCHEDULED POSITIONS AND CIVIL SERVICE POSITIONS, INCLUDING THE RESTORATION OF SOME BANKED POSITIONS AND AN ADDITIONAL FOUR POINT SIX MILLION FOR IS AN INCREASE TO OPERATION AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURES.

THE TOTAL CHANGE IN PROPOSED EXPENDITURES AND IS AN INCREASE OF FOURTEEN POINT ONE MILLION FROM THE ADOPTED BUDGET AND AN INCREASE OF FIVE POINT THREE MILLION FROM OUR FY 2020 2021 REVISED BUDGET.

THE CITY CONTRIBUTION FOR EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE IS PROPOSED TO INCREASE 13 PERCENT AND THE RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE CITY CONTRIBUTION IS PROPOSED TO INCREASE THREE PERCENT WITH NO INCREASE TO DENTAL PLAN CITY CONTRIBUTIONS.

THE EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES HEALTH PREMIUMS ARE IMPOSED TO INCREASE 10 PERCENT, WITH NO INCREASE IN DENTAL PREMIUMS PROPOSED.

THE INCREASES PROPOSED FOR FY 21 22 ARE DUE TO A TREND OF HIGH CLAIMS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS AND WILL BE USED TO ENSURE STABLE COVERAGE, STABLE COVERAGE OF PROJECTED EXPENSES. ON THE SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH BUDGET WORK SESSION, WE WILL GO INTO A DEEPER DISCUSSION ON EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION.

FUNDING FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS IS PROJECTED TO INCREASE BY EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE THOUSAND TO TWENTY NINE POINT EIGHT MILLION, FUNDING PRIMARILY COMES FROM THE GENERAL FUND, WATER, WASTEWATER AND A TAX NOTE TRANSFER.

SEWER AND TRASH AND RECYCLING UTILITY RATES FOR RESIDENTIAL USERS ARE PROPOSED TO INCREASE BY ONE DOLLAR EACH FOR A PROPOSED TOTAL INCREASE OF TWO DOLLARS A MONTH.

THE FY 21 22 MONTHLY CHARGE FOR THE TYPICAL RESIDENTIAL USER WOULD INCREASE TO TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY TWO DOLLARS AND SIXTY FIVE CENTS A MONTH.

UTILITY RATES FOR ELECTRIC, WATER AND STORM WATER ARE PROPOSED TO REMAIN THE SAME.

THE MONTHLY CITIZEN IMPACT OF TAXES AND UTILITIES AS A PERCENT OF MONTHLY INCOME WILL REMAIN THE SAME AT FIVE POINT SEVEN PERCENT.

THIS IS BASED ON THE CITY'S AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME, AND AVERAGE TAXABLE VALUE ON A HOME. THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED BUDGET IS EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN POINT SIX MILLION, AT A FORTY NINE POINT ONE OR FORTY ONE POINT NINE MILLION OR FIVE POINT FOUR PERCENT INCREASE FROM THE 2020 2021 ADOPTED BUDGET.

THE PROPOSED GENERAL FUND BUDGET IS ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE POINT ONE MILLION, A FOURTEEN POINT ONE MILLION OR SEVEN POINT SIX INCREASE FROM THE ADOPTED BUDGET.

THE PROPOSED GENERAL FUND BUDGET IS A FIVE POINT THREE MILLION INCREASE FROM OUR REVISED BUDGET, WHICH IS MORE IN LINE WITH COMING OUT OF THE ASSUMPTIONS OF A PANDEMIC GENERATED RECESSION. FINALLY, TOMORROW NIGHT ON AUGUST 3RD, THE CITY MANAGER WILL PRESENT HIS FY 21 22 PROPOSED BUDGET ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH, WE WILL HOLD A SPECIAL BUDGET WORK SESSION FOR DEPARTMENTS TO THAT PRESENT THEIR DEPARTMENT'S PROPOSED BUDGET ON AUGUST 19TH STAFF IS ANTICIPATING HAVING MOST OF OUR BUDGET DECISIONS COMPLETE BECAUSE ON AUGUST 23RD TO EXCUSE ME ON AUGUST 26TH, FOLLOWING A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET AND TAX RATE, WE WILL HAVE A SCHEDULED WORK SESSION PRIMARILY TO DISCUSS THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN.

BUT WE WILL RESERVE TIME FOR ANY UNRESOLVED BUDGET ISSUES.

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ON SEPTEMBER 13TH, STAFF WILL BE SEEKING FINAL DIRECTION ON PROPOSED COUNCIL CHANGES TO THE FY 21 22 BUDGET ON SEPTEMBER 14TH.

WE WILL HAVE OUR THIRD PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET AND TAX RATE.

AND THAT NIGHT, CITY COUNCIL IS SCHEDULED TO ADOPT THE BUDGET ON SEPTEMBER 20TH AND SEPTEMBER 24TH, WE WILL CONTINUE WITH OUR DISCUSSIONS OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN AND HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AS YOU REVIEW THE FY 21 22 PROPOSED BUDGET, PLEASE FORWARD ANY QUESTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER OR MYSELF.

THE BUDGET TEAM WILL ENSURE YOUR QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED IN A DEPARTMENT PRESENTATION OR IN A WRITTEN RESPONSE PROVIDED TO ALL CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THANK YOU. VERY GOOD COUNCIL.

OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVE MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP WHERE WE WILL BE DISCUSSING THE BUDGET. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR STAFF THIS EVENING AS WE GO FORWARD? THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ALL RIGHT, THAT WILL MOVE US TO ITEM 4C MEDICAL DISTRICT AREA PLAN, EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

[4C. Medical District Area Plan The Council was briefed on the plan during the July 12, 2021 retreat. Staff and consultant Ninigret Partners are available to discuss feedback received from the Plan Commission and representatives of the VA Hospital. The draft plan and resolution are placed on the August 3, 2021 City Council meeting agenda for formal adoption.]

GREAT TO SEE YOU TONIGHT.

AS YOU RECALL AT THE JULY 12TH CITY COUNCIL RETREAT, WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE AND PRESENT TO YOU THE DRAFT MEDICAL DISTRICT PLAN.

WE HAVE LATER THAT AFTERNOON AND EVENING OUR STAFF AND OUR CONSULTANT PARTNERS PRESENTED THAT SAME PLAN TO THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION AND THEN TO PLANNING COMMISSION RECEIVED SOME FEEDBACK. AND SO IN PREPARATION FOR ADOPTING THAT PLAN TOMORROW NIGHT, I WANTED TO GIVE YOU ALL AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASK ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AND ALSO TO HEAR THE INPUT THAT WE RECEIVED FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE VA AS WELL.

SO I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER REAL BRIEFLY TO KEVIN HIVELY WITH NINIGRET PARTNERS WHO YOU'LL RECOGNIZE FROM THE RETREAT.

SO WE'RE GLAD TO HAVE HIM WITH US.

WE DO HAVE THE SLIDES AND THE PRESENTATION, IF WE NEED TO REFERENCE THAT AS WELL.

AND WE CAN PULL THAT UP IF NEEDED.

BUT REALLY WANTED TO HEAR HIM TO REPORT ON THE FEEDBACK FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE VA. SO, KEVIN.

THANK YOU ALL. IT'S NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN, I WILL SAY THIS IS ONE OF THE MORE INTERESTING CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSIONS.

I'VE BEEN IN TEXAS WHERE PIE THROWING AND QUADRATIC EQUATIONS IN THE SAME MEETING IS PRETTY GOOD. SO AS I SAID WE HAD AFTER OUR SESSION WITH YOU ALL, WE MET WITH THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND WE ALSO HAD A CALL WITH THE VA.

I'LL START WITH THE VA FIRST THE VA.

THERE WERE NO CHANGES IN THEIR PLANS FROM LAST MARCH.

THE STUFF THAT YOU SAW IN THE PLAN REGARDING THE ENERGY FACILITY.

AND THEY'RE STILL NOT CERTAIN EXACTLY WHAT THEIR MIX OF CLINICAL SERVICES ARE GOING TO BE. THEY'RE STILL WORKING THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

THEY DID SUGGEST, PARTICULARLY GIVEN THE HEALING GARDEN AND THE TRAIL CONCEPT, THAT WE ORGANIZED A LEADERSHIP MEETING WITH DR.

HOLT, WHO RUNS THE VA AND MR. BRADFORD AND THE CITY TEAM TO BEGIN THAT PROCESS OF WORKING THROUGH THE VA'S PROCESS OF HOW THE LAND MIGHT GET CONVEYED OR BE DONE IN A PARTNERSHIP TO KIND OF JUST GET THAT DONE AT THE OFFICIAL LEVEL TO GET IT STARTED.

AND SO THAT'S ESSENTIALLY THE VA'S REPORT.

THEY'RE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THE PLAN.

THEY LIKE THE IDEA THERE'S NO SECURITY ISSUES AS FAR AS THEY CAN SEE.

AND THEY JUST HAD A SECURITY REPORT DONE.

AND THERE WAS NO IT DOES NOT APPEAR AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME THAT THEY'LL NEED ANY MAJOR SUBSTANTIAL FENCING OR GUARDS THAT YOU MIGHT SEE AT OTHER VA FACILITIES WITH REGARDS TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION, THE PLANNING COMMISSION, IT'S IN YOUR PACKET.

I BELIEVE THE PLANNING COMMISSION HAD 17 ITEMS. I'M NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH THEM ALL.

I'M GOING TO BASICALLY SUMMARIZE THEM INTO BASICALLY FOUR MAJOR CATEGORIES.

AND ALSO IT WAS IT WAS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

THE FIRST ONE WAS AROUND THE TRAILS AND THE PUBLIC AMENITIES.

THEY JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TRAIL CONCEPT THAT YOU ALL SAW IN THE PLAN ACTUALLY EXTENDS BEYOND JUST THAT AREA, THAT IT ACTUALLY CONTINUES NORTH AND SOUTH CONSISTENT WITH THE TRAIL PLAN, AND THAT THERE ALSO BE CONSIDERATIONS TO PUTTING PUBLIC WI FI AND MOBILE BROADBAND ALONG THAT TRAIL.

THE OTHER QUESTION WAS AROUND SHUTTLE AND OTHER TOPIC AREAS AROUND THE SHUTTLE AND PARKING THE SHUTTLE IS A CONCEPT.

IT WOULD OBVIOUSLY HAVE TO BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE TALKED ABOUT WITH DART AND WITH THE MAJOR EMPLOYERS AND PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE AREA.

AND THEN WITH REGARDS TO PARKING, THERE IS A QUESTION AROUND WHETHER THERE WOULD BE THE ABILITY TO DO SOME KIND OF SHARED PARKING ARRANGEMENT.

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AGAIN, THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE WORKED OUT BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT PARTIES AND HOW THAT WOULD ACTUALLY WORK.

THE OTHER BIG AREA OF TOPIC AND QUESTIONS WAS WHAT ARE THE VA'S PLANS? AND AGAIN, AS WE SAID, THE VA HAS NOT SOLIDIFIED ITS COMPLETE LIST OF SERVICES THAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO IN ON ROLL OUT OVER THE NEXT THREE TO FIVE YEARS.

AND THE OTHER COMPONENT WAS THEY DID APPRECIATE AND LIKED THE IDEA OF KEEPING IT MEDICAL, PRINCIPALLY MEDICAL USE.

SO THEY WERE SUPPORTIVE OF THE IDEA OF CHANGING IT TO A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT.

AND THAT BASICALLY IS THE FEEDBACK FOR THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

VERY GOOD. ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS ITEM? DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS. THANK YOU SIR MAYOR.

GOOD EVENING SIR GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN, SIR.

NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN, YOU DON'T HAVE TO PUT SLIDE UP, I THINK I CAN REMEMBER DOING OUR RETREAT. AND YOU TALKED ABOUT THE SHELL, THE CIRCULATION.

MY QUESTION IS HOW I KNOW WE NOT FINALIZED YET, BUT TAKEN THE SHUTTLE PIECE.

THE CIRCULATION PIECE.

IS THAT HOW IS THAT GOING TO BE INTEGRATED INTO OUR CURRENT DART NETWORK FOR CLIENTS TO ACTUALLY GET THERE, AS I UNDERSTAND, THE SHUTTLE BETWEEN THERE.

BUT ONE OF THE CHALLENGES THAT THAT I KNOW PARTICULAR VETERANS AND FOLKS HAVE AROUND VA FACILITIES IS GETTING THERE.

ONCE THEY GET THERE ON THE PROPERTY, ON THE PREMISES, YOU KNOW, THEY'VE GOT ON PREMISES SERVICES. BUT CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU ENVISION FOR FOLKS WHO ARE COMING FROM VARIOUS PLACES USING OUR CURRENT EXISTING DART BUS NETWORK? AND HOW DO YOU ENVISION WITH YOUR EXPERIENCE, HOW IS THAT GOING TO BE INTEGRATED TO ENSURE THAT USERS THAT WE MINIMIZE THE CHALLENGES OF USERS HAVE OF ACTUALLY GETTING TO THE FACILITY WHERE THEY WILL NEED TO ACCESS IT? BECAUSE MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE SHUTTLE, IT'S GOING TO CIRCULATE AROUND THE AREA.

BUT GETTING TYING THAT INTO THE LARGER TRANSPORTATION PIECE, I GUESS THAT'S THAT'S MY CONCERN. CAN YOU SPEAK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT? YEAH, I CAN'T. THE CITY STAFF IS PROBABLY MORE UP TO DATE THAN I AM ON THIS AT THIS TIME AT THIS POINT IN TIME. BUT MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT DART IS REALIGNING ITS EXISTING.

SERVICE IN THIS AREA ANYWAY, AND IT WOULD LOOK SOMEWHAT LIKE A SHUTTLE, AND THEN THEN THE QUESTION BECOMES HAVING AN ACTUAL AND AS YOU RECALL FROM THE PLAN, THERE WAS A NUMBER OF SECTIONS WHERE WE TALKED ABOUT THE NEED TO MOVE SOME BUS STOPS, INCLUDING PUTTING ONE INSIDE THE MEDICAL CAMPUS WITH THE REALIGNED ENTRANCE AT THE V.A.

HOSPITAL. GOOD.

OK, SO WE'LL BE SEEING THAT WITH THE DART CHANGING THE STATIONS AND ALL OF THAT AS THIS PROCESS MOVES DOWN.

RIGHT. WE'LL BE SEEING WE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE HOW THAT IS INTEGRATED INTO THIS PROJECT, CORRECT? CORRECT. YEAH.

OK, OK, OK.

IT'S IN EVERYONE'S INTEREST TO HAVE A STOP PUT DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO THE CAMPUS TO FACILITATE VETERANS BEING ABLE TO MOVE BACK AND FORTH.

OK. OK, BECAUSE THAT QUESTION CAME UP.

I WAS TALKING TO SOME VETERANS AT A BARBERSHOP.

YEAH. INTERESTING. AND WHO HAD EXPERIENCE AT OTHER VA FACILITIES IN THAT WAS THEIR BIGGEST CONCERN AS BEING ABLE TO ACCESS THAT WITHOUT HAVING TO GET OUT THREE OR FOUR DIFFERENT BUSSES AND SERVICES.

AND THEN THEY HAD SOME CHALLENGES THERE.

SO I'LL BE VERY INTERESTED AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS TO SEE HOW THAT THOSE THAT WORK IS GOING TO INTEGRATE IN THAT TO MAKE IT MORE USER FRIENDLY FOR VETERANS WHO WHO NEED TO ACCESS DART SERVICES.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, SIR.

COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH. THANK YOU.

AND I WAS JUST GOING TO JUMP IN ON THE TRANSPORTATION PIECE AS WELL, DARTS BEEN PARTNERING WITH US SINCE LATE 2017, EARLY 2018 ON ADDRESSING THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE.

AND THE COUNCIL APPROVED FUNDING FOR A LARGE TRAIL OR WIDE TRAIL TO GO FROM THE FORCE JUPITER STATION ALL THE WAY UP TO THE VA CENTER.

AND SO WE'RE LOOKING AT MULTIPLE MODES OF TRANSPORTATION, NOT JUST THE BUSING, BUT, YOU KNOW, BEING ABLE TO DRIVE THERE EASILY, BEING ABLE TO WALK THERE EASILY AND THE SHUTTLE CONCEPT, I THINK STEMMED FROM THE REALIZATION THAT THE DOWNTOWN STATION AND THE JUPITER FOREST STATION ARE ESSENTIALLY THE SAME DISTANCE FROM THE VA CENTER.

AND SO WE WE'RE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO CONNECT ALL THREE OF THOSE SITES TOGETHER AND REALLY SEE IF WE CAN GET SOME BANG FOR OUR BUCK.

BUT I KNOW THAT'S IN THE PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION STAGE RIGHT NOW.

BUT AGAIN, I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT DART.

THEY REALLY WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAD SEVERAL CONVENIENT LINES THAT MADE SENSE AND

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REALLY OPTIMIZED THE PATH FROM THE MASS TRANSIT HUBS TO THE FACILITY.

SO BETWEEN THAT AND ALL THE WORK WE'RE DOING ON SHILOH ROAD, I THINK I THINK WE'RE IN A REALLY GOOD PLACE HERE. SO, AGAIN, GREAT JOB ON THE PLAN.

PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST MASTER PLANS I'VE COME I'VE SEEN COME THROUGH THE CITY AND WE GOT A LOT OF WORK AHEAD OF US, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE WORTH IT.

SO I THANK AGAIN, AND IF PLANNING COMMISSIONS WATCHING.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR INPUT.

I'VE GOT EVERYTHING WRITTEN DOWN AND I PROBABLY READ IT A DOZEN TIMES AT THIS POINT.

AND I'M ALREADY PICKING UP THE FOOD TRUCK FOR THE RETAIL CENTER.

SO THANK YOU AND THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, SIR. ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ON THIS ITEM IF NOT, THIS IS FOR THE DRAFT PLAN RESOLUTION FOR FORMAL CONSIDERATION IN OUR AGENDA TOMORROW NIGHT? THANK YOU, SIR. THAT WILL MOVE US TO ITEM 4D.

[4D. Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Guidelines The Community Services Committee has recommended revisions to the Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant (NVMG) guidelines. Specifically, the proposed revision is to make costs associated with live plant materials, or "softscape," ineligible for the NVMG.]

NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY MATCHING GRANT GUIDELINES.

MR. BOLLINGER, GOOD TO SEE YOU.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR.

CITY COUNCIL. [INAUDIBLE] MY NAME IS SCOTT BOLLINGER WITH NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY.

AND TONIGHT I'M HERE TO DISCUSS PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE EXISTING NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY MATCHING GRANT GUIDELINES.

ON PAGE TWO OF YOUR ATTACHMENT, YOU'LL FIND A SECTION CALLED LANDSCAPING THAT READS AS FOLLOWS. LIVE PLANT MATERIALS ALSO KNOWN AS SOFT SCAPE, OR COST ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTALLATION, REMOVAL, MODIFICATION OR RESTORATION OF VEGETATION ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.

APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONSIDER THE INSTALLATION OF MAINTENANCE OF SOFT SCAPE AND MAY INCLUDE THEM IN THEIR PROJECTS WHERE FEASIBLE.

BUT THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH LIVE PLANT MATERIALS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT.

HARD COSTS HARDSCAPE COSTS ARE ELIGIBLE.

THIS WAS APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY AT A PRIOR MEETING.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO APPROVE THESE CHANGES TO THE GUIDELINES, THEY CAN GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY OR AT A LATER DATE.

AS YOU CHOOSE. I WILL REMIND YOU THAT WE'RE KIND OF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FALL CYCLE RIGHT NOW. SO WE'VE WE ACCEPTED THE LETTERS OF INTENT ON JULY 20TH.

YEAH, JULY 23RD AND THE FALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 23RD.

I'M HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

VERY GOOD, SIR. EXCUSE ME.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR STAFF ON THIS ITEM.

AND I GUESS I WOULD ASK COUNCIL AS FAR AS MAKING THE CHANGES, THIS IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. IS THERE ANY OPPOSITION TO MAKING THIS ENACTING THIS NOW? I SEE NONE. HANG UP COUNCIL MEMBER MORRIS.

I'M SORRY.

SO WE'VE ALREADY MOVED PAST THAT.

I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT THE UNANIMOUS THING WAS THAT THE COMMITTEE SO JUST IN CASE ANYBODY WAS CONFUSED BY THAT AND WE UNANIMOUSLY BELIEVE THIS WAS A GOOD WAY TO GO FORWARD. WE'VE HAD PREVIOUS CASES WHERE WE'VE PAID FOR LIVE PLANT MATERIAL THAT'S BEEN KILLED AND THEN WE'VE PAID AGAIN TO REPLACE IT WITH HARDSCAPING.

SO THIS JUST MAKES SENSE.

THIS IS A SENSIBLE, EQUITABLE THING FOR THE CITY.

SO VERY GOOD.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU FOR THE EXPLANATION.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. COUNCIL LADY MORRIS JUST ANSWERED MY QUESTION, SO I HAVE NO QUESTION NOW. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

VERY, VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU, MR. BOLLINGER. THANK YOU.

THAT BRINGS US TO ITEM 4E ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH.

[4E. Administrative Services Committee Report Council Member Robert John Smith, chair of the Administrative Services Committee, will provide a committee report on the following items: Garland Foundation for Development Board Makeup Donation Handling Council Policy Review Facility Naming and Dedication Plaques]

THANK YOU. I'LL TRY AND GET THROUGH THIS PRETTY QUICKLY.

WE'VE HAD A FEW ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN BACKED UP AND HAVE NOT MADE IT TO YOU ALL, BUT WE'RE GOING TO ROLL THROUGH THOSE THIS EVENING.

THE FIRST IS THE GARLAND FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT BOARD MAKEUP.

THIS WAS REFERRED TO US QUITE A WHILE AGO.

AND AFTER SEVERAL DISCUSSIONS AMONG COMMITTEE, WE CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THE GFD BOARD MAKE UP.

AS IS, WE DID CONSIDER EXTENDING IT TO VARIOUS GROUPS IN THE COMMUNITY, SUCH AS THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE ISDS.

AND THERE WAS ALWAYS SOME REALLY GOOD REASON THAT WE CAME UP WITH NOT TO DO THAT.

SO THE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION ON THAT PARTICULAR ITEM IS NO ACTION.

AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO PAUSE FOR QUESTIONS.

I HAVE NO ONE IN THE QUEUE, SIR.

ALRIGHT THANK YOU, SIR. MOVING ON, DONATION HANDLING WAS BROUGHT TO US BY FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER BOOKHOUT. WE'VE INTRODUCED A VERY SMALL PARAGRAPH IN COUNCIL POLICY THAT GIVES THE CITY MANAGEMENT SOME GUIDANCE THAT IF THERE IS A LARGE DONATION THAT COMES IN OR IT'S ONE

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THAT'S PARTICULARLY, I'LL CALL IT POLITICALLY QUESTIONABLE, IT IS THEIR JOB TO BRING IT BACK TO THE COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL.

AND THIS IS YOU CAN'T ACCOUNT FOR EVERY SCENARIO.

AND SO THE LANGUAGE IS VERY BROAD AND GENERIC, BUT IT JUST REQUESTS CITY MANAGEMENT, USES ITS BEST JUDGMENT TO BRING THOSE ITEMS TO US.

IF THERE'S ANY QUESTION ABOUT A DONATION AND I'LL TAKE QUESTIONS, I HAVE NO ONE IN THE QUEUE. VERY GOOD, COUNCIL POLICY REVIEW.

WE HAVE A RULE THAT WE REVIEW THE COUNCIL POLICY EACH YEAR.

EACH OF THE THINGS WE'RE DISCUSSING TONIGHT HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE COUNCIL POLICY.

AND WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO WHEN WE FORMALLY CONSIDER THIS IS TO TAKE ALL OF THESE ITEMS IN AND APPROVE THEM FORMALLY ON A TUESDAY NIGHT THAT WILL INCLUDE ALL THE NONPROFIT USE ITEMS THAT WE DID EARLIER THIS YEAR, SPORTS FIELD USE AGREEMENTS AND EVERYTHING WE DISCUSSED TONIGHT. AND WITH THAT SAID, I'LL MOVE ON TO THE FOURTH ITEM, WHICH IS FACILITY NAMING AND DEDICATION BLACKS.

THIS IS A NEW POLICY THAT WAS REQUESTED BY MAYOR LEMAY.

WE DO HAVE SOME NEW BUILDINGS COMING ONLINE, NEW FACILITIES, NEW OBJECTS THAT WOULD BE SUBJECT TO A NAMING ORDINANCE.

THE COMMITTEE MET EARLIER LAST MONTH IN JULY, AND WE HAMMERED OUT A POLICY.

IT'S ALL FAIRLY VANILLA AND FAIRLY BORING.

BUT THERE IS ONE POINT THAT WE SPENT QUITE A BIT OF TIME ON THAT THERE'S NO GOOD ANSWER FOR. SO LET ME TELL YOU WHAT THAT POINT IS SO WE CAN ALL THINK ABOUT IT TONIGHT.

AND THAT POINT IS WHOSE NAME GOES ON THE PLAQUE? AFTER MUCH DISCUSSION AND DEBATE, OUR IDEA WAS THAT THE COUNCIL THAT IS THERE FOR THE GROUNDBREAKING OR IS ASSUMED IS GOING TO BE THERE FOR THE GROUNDBREAKING BECAUSE TIME LIKE HAPPENS WILL BE THE COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT ARE LISTED ON THE PLAQUE.

THERE IS A SECTION BELOW THAT THAT WE HAVE WE HAVE SUGGESTED FOR SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS.

AND SO LET'S SAY I'LL TAKE COUNCIL MEMBER, AUBIN AND THE TENNIS CENTER [INAUDIBLE] WE KNOW THAT HE'S DONE A LOT OF THAT GROUNDWORK, BUT HE MAY NOT BE HERE IN OFFICE FOR THE GROUNDBREAKING COUNCIL AT THAT TIME, WOULD GO IN THE COUNCIL SECTION AND COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTOR TO THE EFFORT TO GET THAT FACILITY ONLINE.

AND SO YOU CAN ARGUE WHETHER IT SHOULD HAVE IN THE COUNCIL THAT PASSED THE BOND PACKAGE OR FUNDED THE CIP OR OR WROTE THE FIRST IDEA DOWN ON A BLOG.

AND THERE IS NO TRUE GOOD ANSWER.

THIS IS JUST THE ARBITRARY POINT THAT WE PICKED.

SO HAVE FUN ARGUING THAT ONE.

BUT THAT'S WHERE THE COMMITTEE CAME OUT.

AND I WILL PAUSE FOR WHAT I ASSUME ARE GOING TO BE QUESTIONS.

OK, COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

WELL, GO AHEAD. THE EXISTING POLICY, I THINK, HAS BEEN THE COUNCIL THAT VOTED FOR THE INITIAL CIP OR FUNDING OF IT.

IS THERE ANY PARTICULAR REASON WHY YOU DECIDED THAT SOMEBODY WHO SHOWS UP WITH A SHOVEL WHO NEVER VOTED ON ANYTHING SHOULD BE ON THE PLAQUE AS OPPOSED TO THE COUNCIL THAT ACTUALLY APPROVED THE FUNDING? IF I CAN ASK THAT DIRECTLY, MR. MAYOR, THANK YOU. ABSOLUTELY.

AND I THINK THOSE WORDS, ALMOST THOSE EXACT WORDS WERE USED DURING THE COMMITTEE HEARING AS WELL. YOU KNOW, WE TALKED ABOUT THINGS THAT GET FUNDED, THAT GET DELAYED, THAT GET PASSED AND BONDS, THINGS THAT GET APPROVED IN CIPS.

BUT THE PROJECTS DON'T GET STARTED OR ANY NUMBER OF POSSIBLE APPROACHES WERE TAKEN AT SOME POINT. YOU JUST HAVE TO PICK.

NOW, IF YOU IF YOU ALL WANT TO DO THE CIP APPROACH, I THINK IT'S AS GOOD AS ANY OTHER APPROACH. EVERY SINGLE APPROACH IS GOING TO HAVE ITS DRAWBACKS.

PICK YOUR DRAWBACKS, PICK YOUR PROS, PICK YOUR CONS.

AND WE AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE GOT SOMETHING OUT OF COMMITTEE.

WE KNEW THAT IT WASN'T A PERFECT SOLUTION WE KNEW THAT NO PERFECT SOLUTION EXISTED.

BUT I THINK LOOKING AT THE FACES, THE OTHER TWO COMMITTEE MEMBERS, WE'RE HAPPY TO GO IN WHATEVER DIRECTION THE COUNCIL WANTS TO GO ON THIS, BECAUSE IT IS THE ONE QUESTION WE DIDN'T HAVE A GOOD ANSWER FOR.

SO HAPPY TO TAKE AMENDMENTS.

GO AHEAD. AND I GUESS I'M NOT I'M NOT TRYING TO BE CRITICAL OF THE COMMITTEE.

I APPRECIATE THE WORK. I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT LOCUS POINTS AT WHICH YOU COULD DECIDE. AND THERE WERE CERTAINLY PLENTY OF THINGS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS THAT I NEVER VOTED ON THAT I SHOWED UP FOR WITH A SHOVEL AND A HARD HAT AND WAS LIKE, SURE, I'LL TURN SOME DIRT, BUT I DON'T FEEL LIKE I EARNED A NAME ON A PLAQUE FOR THAT.

SO I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT WAS SPECIFIC.

BECAUSE THE OTHER THING IS, IS THAT GROUNDBREAKINGS IS WE KNOW ARE REALLY TYPICALLY MORE

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GROUND FAKINGS.

IT'S YOU KNOW, SOMEBODY BRINGS IN A PILE OF DIRT FOR YOU TO SHOVEL THAT WASN'T THERE BEFORE AND THEN THEY CLEAN IT UP AFTER YOU LEAVE.

AND IT'S TYPICALLY UNRELATED TO THE ACTUAL START OF THE PROJECT.

FOR EXAMPLE, WE DID THE GROUNDBREAKING ON [INAUDIBLE] THIS YEAR ON A NUMBER OF PROJECTS, ALMOST ALL OF WHICH HAD ALREADY STARTED.

AND [INAUDIBLE] PARK WAS ONE OF THEM WHERE IT'S LIKE THAT THAT STARTED OVER A MONTH EARLIER AND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WORK HAD BEEN DONE.

AND SO, I MEAN, YOU END UP WITH JUST SOME I MEAN, I KNOW YOU HAVE TO PICK SOMEPLACE, BUT YOU END UP WITH SOME VERY ODD SITUATIONS.

FOR EXAMPLE, COUNCIL MEMBER, YOU KNOW, JUST IN THE LAST YEAR, WE'VE HAD THREE REPRESENTATIVES OF DIFFERENT REPRESENTATIVES FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT ONE.

AND SO WHICH IS WHICH IS THAT GOING TO BE THE PERSON WHO VOTED ON AT THE PERSON WHO SHOWED UP WITH THE SHOVEL? AND, YOU KNOW, AND IN THIS CASE, IT'S LIKE THAT ACTUALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE, RIGHT? BECAUSE AT THE TIME THAT WE DID [INAUDIBLE] WE DID THE SHOVEL MR. MCNEAL WAS WAS APPOINTED.

BUT AT THE TIME THE WORK WAS ACTUALLY STARTED ON [INAUDIBLE] THERE WAS NO COUNCIL DISTRICT ONE REPRESENTATIVE AT THE TIME THAT IT WAS APPROVED.

IT HAD BEEN COUNCIL MEMBER GIBBONS.

SO I DON'T KNOW.

I KIND OF FEEL LIKE THE PEOPLE WHO VOTE FOR FUNDED I MEAN, HAVE A BIGGER STAKE AND GOT A BIGGER STAKE IN IT, BUT A BIGGER ROLE THAN SOMEBODY THAT TURNS THE DIRT SO I DON'T KNOW.

BUT IF THERE'S SOME PARTICULAR REASON WHY IT OUGHT TO BE THAT OR I MEAN, MAYBE WE SHOULDN'T REALLY EVEN IT'S JUST A NAME ON A PLAQUE.

MAYBE WE SHOULDN'T EVEN BE HAVING ANY EXTENSIVE DISCUSSION ON THIS.

SO THAT'S ALL I GOT.

THANKS. COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE.

YES, I AGREE WITH COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH WE DID HAVE A VERY ROUGH TIME LOOKING AT WHOSE NAME WOULD GO IN AND I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE DECIDED TO HAVE TWO AREAS FOR THE NAMES.

I THINK THAT YOU JUST LAID OUT A VERY GOOD PICTURE AS FAR AS WHAT NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERED AS IT RELATES TO THE NAMES, BECAUSE IT'S ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS WHERE, YOU KNOW, ONE MAN PLANT THE SEED, ANOTHER MAN COMES IN AND WATERED IT, AND THEN ANOTHER ONE COMES IN AND, YOU KNOW, GETS THE INCREASE.

I THINK THAT WHAT WE REALLY DECIDED WAS TO BRING THIS PROPOSAL BEFORE COUNCIL FIRST AND HEAR WHAT YOU HAD TO SAY AND THEN GIVE COUNCIL OPPORTUNITY TO DELIBERATE AND TO DEBATE IT. BECAUSE FOR US, AS I THINK HE'S ALREADY STATED, EITHER WAY, EITHER WAY, IT WOULD BE OK WITH US.

THANK YOU. OK. ALL RIGHT.

EXCUSE ME. WE HAVE CLEARED THE QUEUE ON THIS ITEM.

YOU KNOW, WHEN WE BROUGHT THIS FORWARD, OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE WE'RE IN, UH, IN THE BEGINNING STAGES OF WHAT WILL BE A VERY PRODUCTIVE BOND PACKAGE.

AND SO LOTS OF PLAQUES ARE GOING TO BE PRODUCED OVER THE NEXT SERIES OF YEARS AND SO JUST WANTING SOME CLARIFICATION ON, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE AS IT WILL OCCUR, THERE'S GOING TO BE CHANGE ON THIS COUNCIL AND THERE ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND THERE ALWAYS WILL BE.

SO JUST WANTING SOME CLARIFICATION ON, AS IS VERY CLEARLY POINTED OUT, IS IT IS IT WHO VOTES ON IT OR IS IT, YOU KNOW, UH, JUST JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE'S BEING REPRESENTED, SO TO SPEAK, HISTORICALLY, I GUESS, MORE THAN ANYTHING.

SO YOU ALL HAVE THE PROPOSAL OF CHANGES OF THE COUNCIL LISTED WOULD BE THE COUNCIL SEATED AT THE TIME OF ITS OPENING.

CORRECT. AND MAKE SURE I'M SAYING THAT CORRECTLY.

GROUNDBREAKING OR KICK OFF AND THAT'S AGAIN, THAT'S JUST THE SUGGESTION, BUT CERTAINLY OPEN TO ANY DIRECTION THE COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO TAKE.

OK. AND THEN THE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS WOULD BE OPEN FOR COUNCIL MEMBER, SAY, THE NEXT COUNCIL MEMBER THAT CAME ALONG THAT MAYBE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT PROJECT MAY OR MAY NOT.

AND THE POLICY GIVES THEM BROAD DISCRETION TO CITY MANAGEMENT ON THAT AND GIVES THEM SOME DIRECTION AND SOME ADVICE ON IT.

BUT IT LEAVES IT VERY MUCH OPEN TO, YOU KNOW, TAKE THE SKATEPARK, FOR INSTANCE.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT SOME MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WHO'VE BEEN VERY HEAVILY INVOLVED IN

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LOBBYING FOR THAT. AND I'D LOVE TO SEE THEIR NAMES AS AS CONTRIBUTORS TO IT.

AND SO IT REALLY GIVES US SOME VERY BROAD DISCRETION IN THAT IN THAT AREA.

OK. ALL RIGHT.

AND I KNOW THAT WE COULD PROBABLY WE COULD PROBABLY RUN THIS THROUGH THE GRINDER SEVERAL TIMES AND PROBABLY STILL COME OUT JUST AS PERPLEXED, COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE.

YES, AND I HAVE TO AGREE THAT YOU'RE RIGHT.

WE COULD DEBATE THIS.

WHO REALLY GETS THEIR NAME ON IT? EITHER WAY, THE PERSON WHO MAY BE VOTED ON IT, BUT THE PERSON WHO VOTED ON IT OFTENTIMES MAY NOT HAVE HAD A LOT TO DO WITH THE WORK ITSELF AND THAT AS IT PROGRESSES, THAT THAT SECOND PERSON, THAT THIRD PERSON MAY HAVE.

WE DID LIKE THE IDEA ALSO OF GIVING OUR STAFF A LOT OF LATITUDE HERE, BECAUSE WE RECOGNIZE THAT IN MOST INSTANCES OUR NAMES ARE PROBABLY GOING TO BE THE ONES THAT WANT TO BE ON THOSE PLAQUES.

AND SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ABLE TO GO TO SOME HISTORICAL BACKGROUND TO SEE JUST, YOU KNOW, WHO DID.

BUT IT TURNS OUT IN THE END, THOSE NAMES THAT SHOULD BE ON THE PLAQUE WILL BE THERE.

NOW, WHERE THEY WILL BE, THAT'S A TOTALLY DIFFERENT SITUATION, A TOTALLY DIFFERENT THING.

AND SO YOU HAVE IT BEFORE YOU.

AND AT THIS POINT, I THINK THAT YOU HAVE ENOUGH THERE THAT WE CAN THINK ABOUT IT, WE CAN DELIBERATE IT AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

AND THEN COME UP WITH A DECISION.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS, THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I GOT TO THE PARTY LATE, BUT I GOT THERE.

I WAS JUST TRYING TO THINK OF A SCENARIO AND COUNCILMAN MORE MENTION OF THE BATON PASSING. AND I LIKE THAT.

I LIKE THAT ANALOGY.

BUT I WAS THINKING OF A SCENARIO A SORT OF FLASHBACK.

I DON'T KNOW. I MEAN, I'M GOOD EITHER WAY.

I WAS THINKING ABOUT 635 WHENEVER IT'S FINISHED.

BUT, YOU KNOW, MOST OF US, SOME OF US HERE WILL PROBABLY BE IN ANOTHER WORLD WHEN WHEN WHENEVER IT'S FINISHED.

AND YOU THINK ABOUT AND THEY HAVE THE PLAQUE, WE PUT A PLAQUE OUT THERE SOMEPLACE AND CUT THE RIBBON. SOME DISCOUNTS ARE GOING TO BE OUT THERE WITH SOME FOLKS, PROBABLY FROM DALLAS. BUT IF YOU THINK BACK ON THE LIST OF FOLKS WHO WERE ON COUNCIL, AT LEAST A 10 YEAR PERIOD THAT WE'VE BEEN AFTER THAT.

SO THEY ALL THESE CONTRIBUTORS CATEGORY, I LIKE THAT CONCEPT FOR A PROJECT LIKE THAT, BECAUSE BY THE TIME IT'S FINISHED IT EVERYBODY UP HERE WILL PROBABLY NEED THIS AND THEY WON'T HAVE ANY IDEA HOW IT STARTED. BUT THEY'LL BE THE FOLKS OUT THERE SO I CAN LIVE EITHER WAY.

BUT I JUST WANT TO SORT OF USE IT AS A CASE IN POINT.

I LIKE THE CONTRIBUTORS PIECE AND EXISTENT COUNCIL PIECE.

I THINK THAT SIMPLIFIES.

BUT IT ALSO RECOGNIZES FOLKS WHO HELPED US GET TO WHERE WE GOT TO.

BUT SO I JUST WANT TO THROW THAT PROJECT OUT THERE, ONE THAT THAT STARTED IN ANOTHER CENTURY. IT'S GOING TO GO THROUGH THIS CENTURY AND PROBABLY WON'T BE FINISHED UNTIL NEXT CENTURY. AND YOU HAVE A LOT OF PLAYERS THAT.

SO I AND FOR THAT REASON, I LIKE THE CONTRIBUTORS CATEGORY.

HOWEVER, THIS WASHES OUT.

THANK YOU MAYOR. VERY GOOD.

IT LOOKS LIKE WE'VE CLEARED THE QUEUE.

SO AT THIS POINT, IS THERE ANY OPPOSITION TO MOVING FORWARD WITH THE POLICY AS IT'S PRESENTED? NO.

ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD.

THAT WILL MOVE US THAT'S OUR LAST VERBAL BRIEFING.

THE NEXT ITEM IS DISCUSS APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

[5. Discuss Appointments to Boards and Commissions]

TOMORROW NIGHT I HAVE MY LIST OF APPOINTMENTS.

MAYOR PRO TEM, IF YOU'LL MAKE THOSE FOR ME, I APPRECIATE IT.

AND COUNCILOR MORRIS HAS SOME AS WELL.

AND MOVING ON TO ITEM SIX, ANNOUNCE FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. ARE THERE ANY FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS OUT THERE, COUNCILOR MORRIS? THANK YOU, MAYOR. YES.

I'D LIKE TO ASK THE [INAUDIBLE] TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FROM DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OWNERS TO INSTALL COVERED PARKING ON THE TOP FLOOR OF THE PARKING GARAGE.

ALL RIGHT. AND AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO REFER TO CSC DISCUSSION TO ADD COMMERCIAL SIGN IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR EXISTING FA├žADE IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM.

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OKAY, THAT IT.

ALL RIGHT.

COUNCIL MEMBER VERA, I'D LIKE TO BRING UP THE FOOD TRUCKS AND TRAILERS THAT ARE IN THE CITY OF GARLAND AND WHAT THEY'RE DOING IN [INAUDIBLE].

OK, DO WE HAVE A SECOND ON THAT ITEM .

OH SORRY COULDN'T SEE YOU COUNCIL LADY MORRIS SECOND ON THAT.

CAN WE PUT THAT ON THE COMMUNITY SERVICE? YEAH, I THINK WE CAN MAKE THAT WORK.

ANYTHING ELSE, ANY ADDITIONAL FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS? ALL RIGHT, THAT BRINGS US TO ITEM SEVEN COUNCIL WILL MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, THE

[7. Council will move into Executive Session]

CITY COUNCIL WILL ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTIONS FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO EIGHT SEVEN FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN TWO AND FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN ONE OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE TO DELIBERATE OR DISCUSS ONE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATTERS RELATED TO AN INCENTIVE TO A BUSINESS PROSPECT AND ATTORNEY CLIENT MATTERS CONCERNING PRIVILEGE AND UNPRIVILEGED CLIENT INFORMATION RELATED THERE TO ITEM TWO, THE PURCHASE EXCHANGE, LEASE OR VALUE OF ATTRACTIVE REAL ESTATE AND IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED WITHIN THE VICINITY OF WEST MILLER ROAD BETWEEN SOUTH SHILOH AND SOUTH GARLAND AVENUE, AND ATTORNEY CLIENT MATTERS CONCERNING PRIVILEGE AND UNPRIVILEGED CLIENT INFORMATION RELATED THERE TO AND ITEM THREE, THE PURCHASE EXCHANGE OR LEASE OR VALUE OF ATTRACTIVE REAL PROPERTY OR IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED IN THE VICINITY OF NORTH GLENBROOK AND WEST WALNUT AND ATTORNEY CLIENT MATTERS CONCERNING PRIVILEGE AND UNPRIVILEGED CLIENT INFORMATION RELATED. THEY ARE TO.

COUNCIL WE WILL TAKE A NATURAL BREAK HERE AS WE CLEAR SOME THINGS OUT.

LET'S HAVE EVERYBODY BACK AT 7:35 PLEASE.

7:35 UNTIL THAT WE ARE WE WILL RECESS THIS WORK SESSION.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.