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[Environmental and Community Advisory Board on June 9, 2021.]

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WE CAN'T HEAR YOU AGAIN, BOB, HOW WE CAN HEAR ME, RIGHT? YOU'RE YOUR FIRST FOR ROEKEL JIM DOBBINS DISTRICT ONE.

BOB RUNS DISTRICT THREE, DENNIS GARCIA, DISTRICT FOUR DISTRICT SIX YEAR AGO UPON THE STAFF LIAISON.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, KAYLA, DO YOU HAVE THE AGENDA? I DIDN'T PRINT IT OUT.

I LITERALLY JUST WALKED IN THE DOOR FROM OUT OF TOWN.

I CAN, I CAN SHARE MY SCREEN SO THAT YOU GUYS CAN SEE IT.

ALL RIGHT.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

YOU MEAN, THE FIRST THING IS APPROVING THE MINUTES FROM LAST YEAR, BUT I DIDN'T READ THEM, SO I'LL THERE.

OKAY.

YEAH.

I'M GLAD THEY LOOK GOOD.

ALL RIGHT, THERE WE GO.

I DON'T SEE ANY PROBLEM WITH ANY OF THESE, THEN I'LL GO AHEAD AND, UH, GIVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

I'LL SECOND THAT MOTION.

EVERYBODY WANT TO VOTE ON THAT? THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED AS WRITTEN IS THE AGENDA SHOW NOW? YES.

OKAY, PERFECT.

AND HI, DOROTHY.

HELLO.

I'M OVER HERE.

GOOD.

GOD, I AM CERTAINLY CHALLENGED TODAY.

I RECENTLY DID A ZOOM MEETING IN THE TRUCK DOING 80 MILES AN HOUR, WHICH WAS JUST FASCINATING BECAUSE I TALKED TO TRAFFIC AND IT'S NOT ALWAYS APPROPRIATE, BUT THEY INSISTED THEY GOT WHAT THEY PAID FOR.

ALL RIGHT.

SO I THINK, UM, WE'RE ONTO DOROTHY'S PRESENTATION.

YES, SIR.

UM, IF YOU'RE, YEAH, THERE YOU GO.

I'LL GO AHEAD AND SHARE MY SCREEN.

FIRST OF ALL, I'M DOROTHY WHITE, I'M PUBLIC AND MEDIA RELATIONS DIRECTOR FOR THE CITY.

UM, AND, AND WHEN URIAL ASKS ME TO SHARE ABOUT HOW WE COMMUNICATE, UH, WITH GIRL AND CITIZENS ARE, I WAS ABOUT TO CREATE THIS WHOLE BIG POWERPOINT WITH ALL THESE SCREEN GRABS AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

AND I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, THE SIMPLEST THING TO DO IS JUST WALK YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE BECAUSE 90% OF EVERYTHING WE DO IS AVAILABLE HERE.

IT MAY NOT ALL BE ABOUT THE WEBSITE, BUT THE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE HERE TO GET TO ALL THESE RESOURCES.

SO, FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS OUR WEBSITE.

WE ACTUALLY REDESIGNED IT A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.

SO, UH, WE HOPE THAT IT IS MORE USER-FRIENDLY WE BELIEVE DEFINITELY THAT IT'S MORE USER-FRIENDLY THAN THE SITE WE REDESIGNED FROM.

UM, JUST A QUICK LITTLE TOUR, THESE OUT, THESE WHAT I CALL GLOBAL NAB DROP DOWNS.

THERE'S A SECTION THAT SPECIFICALLY, UH, ITEMS THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST TO RESIDENTS, A SECTION THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST TO BUSINESSES, THE GOVERNMENT SECTION IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND YOUR LISTING OF DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING YOUR LISTING OF BOARD AND COMMISSIONS, OF COURSE, CITY COUNCILS AT THE TOP OF THE LIST.

SO IF YOU KNOW YOUR DEPARTMENT I'M, YOU CAN GO STRAIGHT THROUGH HERE.

THERE'S ALSO A, HOW DO I DROP DOWN FOR FREQUENT THINGS THAT WE GET PEOPLE ASKING ABOUT? WE HAVE A SEARCH BAR OVER HERE, SO YOU CAN JUST TYPE IN KEYWORDS AND, UM, AND SEARCH FOR WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.

UM, WE DO HAVE ON THE HOMEPAGE, SEVERAL BUTTONS, I'LL COME BACK TO THOSE RIGHT QUICK IN A MINUTE.

UM, WE HAVE ADDED RIGHT NOW, OUR COVID HEADER, UH, TO GET YOU TO THE MAIN COVID INFORMATION THAT EVERYBODY'S BEEN LOOKING AT FOR THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF.

UM, WE'VE GOT A LINK DIRECTLY TO THE DISEASE INFORMATION PAGE WITH THE LATEST DATA VACCINE INFORMATION AND RECOVERY RESOURCES.

AND I'M GOING TO PUT IN A QUICK PSA FOR THE RECOVERY RESOURCES.

THERE ARE DOLLARS AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE COVID RELATED FINANCIAL NEEDS RELATED TO RENT AND MORTGAGE.

SO PLEASE, IF YOU KNOW OF ANYBODY, WHO'S STRUGGLING, HAVE THEM HIT THIS PAGE AND TAKE A LOOK AND AT LEAST START GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF APPLYING FOR ASSISTANCE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF RESOURCES LISTED ON THAT PAGE.

THEY'RE LIABLE OF FIND SOMETHING THAT CAN HELP THEM.

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THIS NEXT SESSION SECTION IS OUR NEWS SECTION.

UH, THEY, UH, THIS IS A SUBSCRIBED BUBBLE SECTION, WHICH I'LL SHOW YOU IN A FEW MINUTES, BUT, UM, THESE ARE ITEMS THAT WE, YOU KNOW, KEEP UP HERE, BUT IN ORDER TO, BECAUSE OUR HIGH INTEREST OR COMING UP SOON, UM, WE'RE GETTING INTO MOSQUITO SEASON, SUMMER NUTRITION PROGRAM IS STARTING NEXT WEEK.

THINGS LIKE THAT ARE ALL HERE.

WE DO HAVE UPCOMING EVENTS.

THE FIRST, THE DEFAULT VIEW IS FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS, INCLUDING YOURS, RIGHT THERE.

A SECOND TAB IS MORE OF A THINGS TO DO PARKS, ARTS, UM, OTHER ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS.

AND THEN THERE'S A TAB WHERE YOU CAN CATCH EVERYTHING AND, AND YOU CAN CLICK THROUGH AND SEE WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON.

UH, BELOW WE HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS HERE, AND THIS LEADS YOU TO OUR VARIOUS SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES.

UM, WE ALSO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION HERE ABOUT THE BUILD GIRL AND BOND PROGRAM.

YOU CAN LINK OUT TO THAT FROM HERE, UM, AND OUR MAKE YOUR MARK CAMPAIGN, WHICH IS A PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN WE'RE DOING, UM, TO GET THE WORD OUT IN GARLAND AND BEYOND ABOUT WHAT A GREAT COMMUNITY GARLAND IS.

UM, SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE HEARD MY CONVERSATION WITH BETTY EARLIER.

I'M BORN AND RAISED HERE.

THIS IS HOME AND I ACTUALLY LEFT FOR 20 YEARS AND THEN DELIBERATELY CAME BACK.

SO THIS IS A GREAT COMMUNITY.

AND AS, AS ONE WHO IS BORN AND RAISED HERE, AND AS ONE WHO HAS REALLY APPRECIATED ALL THE OPPORTUNITY HERE, I LIKE SHARING THAT WORD.

AND THAT'S WHAT MAKE YOUR MARK IS ABOUT.

UM, HERE WE WERE TALKING ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA.

THIS IS A PARTIAL LIST OF SOME OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS.

WE HAVE QUITE A FEW AS YOU CLICK THROUGH THESE, THERE'S A LINK IN HERE AT THE BOTTOM.

YOU KNOW, YOU'VE GOT FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, YOUTUBE, BUT IF YOU CLICK HERE WHERE IT SAYS SOCIAL, MORE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS, IT'LL TAKE YOU TO A PAGE WHERE WE HAVE A MORE EXHAUSTIVE LIST.

AND AGAIN, IT'S TABS, YOU CAN CLICK THROUGH, SEE THE DIFFERENT SPECIALTY PAGES THAT WE HAVE FOR DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS IN DIFFERENT, UM, FUNCTIONS.

YOU CAN FUND OUR INSTAGRAM AS WELL AS OUR LINK TO YOUTUBE.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF YOUTUBE CHANNELS ARE THE NEXT DOOR PAGE AND OUR LINKEDIN PAGE.

AND THERE'S A FEW USAGE GUIDELINES HERE AS WELL.

SO I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE, UM, UTILIZE SOCIAL MEDIA TO KEEP UP WITH WHAT WE'RE DOING, AND I LOVE SOCIAL MEDIA.

IT'S A GREAT TOOL.

UM, BUT I WANT TO SHOW YOU HOW IT'S EASIER AND FASTER TO GET DIRECT INFORMATION FROM US.

UM, UH, IF YOU USE SOCIAL MEDIA A LOT, YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH THOSE ALGORITHMS AND THOSE ALGORITHMS KIND OF TELL THAT THEY CONTROL WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THINGS THAT ARE POSTED, THEY MAY NOT SHOW UP IN YOUR FEED IMMEDIATELY.

I'M A BIT OF A TWITTER FAN AND TWITTER IS A LITTLE EASIER TO MANAGE AS FAR AS THAT GOES, BUT EVEN SO IF YOU MISS IT, IT'S GONE AND YOU'VE MISSED IT.

UM, I WANT PEOPLE TO GET THE INFORMATION WE'RE SHARING DIRECTLY AT WHEN WE SHARE IT AND, AND, AND HAVE IT AVAILABLE TO THEM IN A MORE TIMELY MANNER.

SO WITH THAT IN MIND, THIS GREEN NOTIFY ME BUTTON.

IF YOU CLICK ON THIS AND THIS BUTTON IS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE WEBSITE, THIS IS A PAGE WHERE YOU CAN SET UP AT YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT, UM, AND, AND SET UP TO, UH, SUBSCRIBE BY TEXT MESSAGE AND DIFFERENT THINGS.

YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE TO THESE ALERT.

TRIED HERE ARE QUICK ANNOUNCEMENTS.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE DOG PARK IT, THEY CLOSED THE DOG PARK FOR BAD WEATHER.

THEY CLOSED THE POOLS FOR BAD WEATHER.

AND SO THEY'LL SEND OUT A NOTIFICATION THAT THESE, THAT THESE ITEMS OR THESE FACILITIES ARE CLOSED, UH, SO THAT THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED CAN GET THAT DIRECTLY TO THEIR INBOX OR TO THEIR TEXT MESSAGES.

UH, THE GENERAL CITY ALERTS IS MORE ABOUT UNUSUAL CHANGES IN CITY SERVICES OR CITY, SOME, SOME MORE URGENT CITY ANNOUNCEMENTS.

UM, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I'M PROBABLY GONNA START PUTTING THROUGH THIS ALERT THIS YEAR IS MOSQUITO SPRAY.

AND WHEN WE'RE SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITOES, IT'S, TO ME, IT'S A GOOD, EASY WAY FOR PEOPLE TO GET THAT INFORMATION.

UH, BUT THEN WE HAVE CALENDAR ITEMS THAT YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE TO, INCLUDING THE PUBLIC MEETINGS CALENDAR.

AND THEN THE NEWS FLASH IS OUR NEWS STORIES THAT WE POST TO THE WEBSITE.

THIS LIST IS NOT AS ALL OF THE NEWS CHANNEL NEWS CATEGORIES THAT WE HAVE, BUT THESE ARE THE ONES THAT MOST PEOPLE WANT TO SUBSCRIBE TO.

SOME OF THE OTHERS ARE A LITTLE MORE PLACEHOLDERS FOR LONG-TERM INFORMATION.

SO I'M SUBSCRIBED TO THESE TO GET THESE SENT DIRECTLY TO YOU.

NOW HERE ON THE SIDE OF THIS PAGE, YOU'LL ALSO SEE CITY

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E-NEWSLETTERS.

THESE THAT YOU'RE SEEING ON THIS LIST, HERE ARE ALL ITEMS THAT AS WE POST THEM TO THE WEBSITE, YOU WILL GET NOTIFICATION OF THOSE.

THE CITY NEWSLETTERS ARE, UM, AND WE DO SEND REGULAR NEWS STORIES THROUGH THIS FUNCTION AS WELL, BUT IT'S MORE ABOUT GETTING THE WEEKLY AND MONTHLY NEW E-NEWSLETTERS THAT MANY OF US SEND.

SO THERE'S A CATEGORY FOR GENERAL CITY NEWS.

THERE'S ONE FOR RECREATION AND ARTS NEWS.

AND FOR ANY REALTORS THAT ARE IN THE GROUP, OR THAT YOU MAY KNOW, WE HAVE A SPECIAL ED NEWSLETTER.

WE SEND TO THEM ONCE A MONTH THAT THEY CAN SUBSCRIBE TO HERE AS WELL.

UM, WE'RE, WE'RE SHARING WITH THEM, UM, NEW DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN THE CITY, NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEIR CLIENTS TO LEARN HOW TO ENJOY THIS CITY.

SO IT'S MORE OF A, A BRAG OPPORTUNITY TO LET REALTORS KNOW HOW COOL GARLIN IS.

BUT FOR EXAMPLE, IN YOUR GENERAL CITY NEWS, IF YOU CLICK ON THIS, IT'S TAKING YOU AND Y'ALL TELL ME IF THAT SCREEN GOES AWAY, BECAUSE IT SHOULD STAY IN THE SAME WINDOW.

THIS IS ACTUALLY DONE THROUGH CONSTANT CONTACT.

IT'S NOT THROUGH OUR WEBSITE, SO IT'S A SEPARATE LIST.

UM, BUT YOU REGISTER FOR THIS.

THE GARLAND E NEWS CATEGORY INCLUDES REGULAR NEWS RELEASES THAT I SEND OUT, BUT IT ALSO INCLUDES, UM, THE WEEKLY GARLAND CITY PRESS BRIEFS.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANY OF YOU ALREADY SUBSCRIBED TO THAT AND RECEIVE THAT, BUT EVERY SUNDAY EVENING, WE SEND OUT AN EMAIL NEWSLETTER AND IT'S EVENTS COMING UP IN THE NEXT WEEK.

THINGS PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THINGS.

PEOPLE NEED TO SIGN UP FOR REMINDERS OF CITY COUNCIL AND PLANNING, COMMISSION MEETINGS, AND A VARIETY OF THINGS.

THE OTHER NEWSLETTER THAT, AND THEN WE HAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD CHATTER, WHICH I THINK MANY OF YOU PROBABLY SUBSCRIBED TO THAT VITALITY SINCE THERE'S A POLICE NEWS CATEGORY, A STRAIGHT TALK, I DON'T KNOW IF ANY OF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THAT YET.

THAT'S A MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER THAT WE STARTED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO TO TRY TO HELP PEOPLE SEE WHAT STREET IN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, WHERE YOU'VE GOT GOING ON AND GIVE THEM UPDATES ON THOSE, UM, AND USEFUL ADVICE ABOUT THINGS THAT GO ON, ON, AND WITHIN OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND WITHIN OUR ROAD ROADWAYS AND SO ON.

WE'LL, WE'LL DO STORIES TO REMIND PEOPLE ABOUT OUR STREET, FLOOD GATES DON'T, YOU KNOW, AND, AND NOT CROSSING BARRICADES.

AND, UH, WE'VE DONE THE STORIES IN THERE ABOUT, UH, WINTER WEATHER AND HOW WE PREPARE THE ROADS IN WINTER WEATHER.

SO I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT EVERYONE SUBSCRIBED TO THESE THINGS, BECAUSE WHEN WE SEND THESE THINGS, THEY'RE COMING DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX W IN SOME, AND IN SOME CASES TO YOUR PHONE, SO THAT YOU GET THE INFORMATION IN A TIMELY MANNER, INSTEAD OF WHENEVER SOCIAL MEDIA IS ALGORITHMS, GIVE IT TO YOU.

OKAY.

UM, WHILE WE'RE HERE, I WANT TO SHOW YOU TOO, THAT IF YOU'RE ACCUSTOMED TO SEEING THE GIRL IN CITY PRESS IN YOUR MAILBOX, YOUR PHYSICAL MAILBOX, IT'S ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE.

IT DOES GET POSTED HERE BEFORE IT MAKES IT TO YOUR MAILBOX.

BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU ABOUT THE CITY PRESS, WE DO IT IN BULK MAIL.

YOU CAN'T UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THE MAILED VERSION TO YOU BECAUSE WE SEND IT TO EVERY ADDRESS.

UM, AND THAT'S THE MOST AFFORDABLE WAY TO MAIL IT.

UM, AND SO AS A RESULT WITH THAT BULK MAIL RATE, THE POST OFFICE WON'T GUARANTEE THAT THE, HOW QUICKLY IT'LL GET TO YOU, IT, THEY HAVE UP TO 10 BUSINESS DAYS TO GET THAT TO YOU ONCE WE SUBMIT IT TO THEM.

SO WE TRY TO GET IT TO THEM AS EARLY AS WE CAN, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THE CITY PRESS HAS ALL THE LATEST INFORMATION IN IT.

YOU NEED.

SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A BALANCING ACT.

UM, SO IT WILL HAPPEN OCCASIONALLY WHERE YOU WILL SEE A STORY ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED THE DAY BEFORE YOU RECEIVED YOUR CITY PRESS IN YOUR MAILBOX.

AND THAT'S WHY WE POSTED IT ONLINE BEFORE IT EVEN GOES TO THE POST OFFICE.

UM, SO THAT IT IS AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE IN THOSE STORIES ARE AVAILABLE.

UM, IT'S JUST ONE OF THE CHALLENGES WE FACE WITH MAINTAINING A PRINT MEDIUM, BUT PEOPLE REALLY ENJOY THIS.

WE GET A LOT OF RESPONSE ON IT, SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO STOP DOING IT.

I LOVE THIS THING.

WE GET A LOT OF RESPONSE OFF OF IT.

SO, BUT I WANTED TO SHOW YOU THAT IT IS HERE ONLINE IN CITY PRESS BRIEFS.

WE WILL POST AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT'S AVAILABLE ONLINE, SO THAT IT'LL GIVE YOU A DIRECT LINK TO IT.

AND WE KEEP BACK ISSUES HERE AS WELL.

IF YOU EVER WANT TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT SOME THINGS, OKAY? SO THAT'S ALL OF THOSE THINGS I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU ABOUT THE CITY VIDEOS BUTTON.

IF YOU CLICK ON THE CITY VIDEOS BUTTON, IT TAKES YOU TO OUR CG GTV, UH, WEB STREAMING PAGE, UH, WHICH THAT THE SAME THING THAT'S HERE IS WHAT'S UP ON THE TV CHANNEL

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RIGHT NOW.

IT'S PROBABLY DELAYED BY, I DON'T KNOW, 10 SECONDS.

UM, THIS IS WHERE YOU WATCH THE LIVE CHANNEL.

IT'S WHERE YOU CAN WATCH THE LIVE CITY COUNCIL AND, UH, PLAN COMMISSION MEETINGS, AS WELL AS SOME OTHER PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE HERE.

IF AFTER THE MEETING IS COMPLETE WITHIN USUALLY WITHIN 24 HOURS, OCCASIONALLY WE'LL HAVE A DELAY.

THE MEETINGS WILL BE POSTED IN THEIR, IN THEIR, ON DEMAND CHANNEL.

SO THIS ONE'S FOR CITY COUNCIL.

THERE'S ONE FOR PLAN COMMISSION.

THERE'S A FEW OTHERS.

UH, OTHER PUBLIC MEETINGS IS WHERE YOU SHOULD FIND ALL THE BOARD AND COMMISSION AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

UH, BUT THEN YOU CAN GO TO THAT INDIVIDUAL MEETING.

UH, IF THIS THING STARTS PLAYING ALTERNATE OFF, UM, YEAH, LET ME TURN IT OFF.

SORRY.

YOU GET TO LISTEN TO THE COUNCIL, BUT THROUGH THERE YOU CAN CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL AGENDA ITEMS. THE AGENDA IS THERE.

THERE'S A TRANSCRIPT THERE CAUSE WE'VE ADDED CLOSE CAPTIONING.

UH, WE DO OCCASIONALLY HAVE TROUBLE WITH CLOSED CAPTIONING.

IF YOU SEE IT, LET ME KNOW AND WE'LL TRY TO GET IT FIXED.

UM, BUT, UM, THE, UH, THE, BUT YOU CAN LOOK AT THE INDIVIDUAL AGENDA ITEMS AND LISTEN TO THAT INDIVIDUAL AGENDA ITEM AS OPPOSED TO LISTENING TO THE ENTIRE THING.

SO THOSE ARE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION THROUGH THE TV CHANNEL.

UM, AND WE'RE VERY GLAD THAT WE HAVE THIS AVAILABLE THROUGH VIDEO STREAMING.

IT REALLY DOES MAKE IT MORE CONVENIENT, UH, FOR PEOPLE TO, TO MONITOR WHAT WE'RE DOING AND LISTEN TO IT AND GO BACK AND LOOK AT IT ON DEMAND.

UM, I TALKED BRIEFLY ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA.

I WANTED TO MENTION, UH, QUICKLY THAT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA, I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU A COUPLE OF WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO SEND INFORMATION TO US.

UM, EACH, EACH WEB PAGE, USUALLY I HAVE CONTACT INFORMATION.

YOU SEND IT STRAIGHT THERE, UH, BUT IF YOU NEED SERVICES, IT'S BETTER TO CONTACT THE CITY DIRECTLY RATHER THAN POSTING A TWEET OR A FACEBOOK POST.

PEOPLE DO THAT A LOT, BUT YOU KNOW, THOSE ALGORITHMS I WAS TELLING YOU ABOUT THAT MAKES IT HARD FOR US TO SOMETIMES FIND YOUR POSTS.

WHAT'S MORE THOSE OF US WHO MONITOR THE SOCIAL MEDIA, WE'RE IN THE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT AND ESPECIALLY AFTER HOURS AND ON WEEKENDS, WE DO OUR BEST, BUT WE'RE NOT 24 7.

WE SLEEP.

AND SOMETIMES ON WEEKENDS WE GET BUSY AND WE DON'T LOOK AT OUR PHONES FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

UM, SO IF YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING THAT'S TIME SENSITIVE, POSTING IT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT THE MOST EFFECTIVE TOOL.

UH, WE HAVE NO ACCESS TO DISPATCH.

WE HAVE NO ACCESS TO THE RECORDS.

PEOPLE MIGHT NEED US.

I GET CALLS ALL THE TIME OR POSTS ALL TIME ABOUT, UM, MY TRASH WASN'T PICKED UP.

WHY CAN'T, I'M SORRY, URIEL, BUT I'LL GET THEM OUT.

MY TRASH, WASN'T PICKED UP.

WHAT DO I DO? AND I'M LIKE, YOU NEED TO CALL THIS NUMBER OR YOU NEED TO GO TO ESS AND VARIABLY.

THEY'LL POST THAT IT TWO MINUTES AFTER 5:00 PM.

WHEN I KNOW THAT OFFICE STAFF HAS GONE.

AND I JUST WANT TO SAY, I KNOW YOU PROBABLY JUST GOT HOME, BUT IT SURE WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE.

IF I HAD SEEN THIS EVEN 10 MINUTES EARLIER, I PROBABLY GOT A GOOD HAVE GOTTEN IT TAKEN CARE OF TODAY FOR YOU.

BUT AGAIN, I DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO DISPATCH.

AND PARTICULARLY WHEN THINGS WERE PUBLIC SAFETY RELATED, I REALLY I'M FOREVER SAYING, HAVE YOU ALREADY CALLED THIS IN BECAUSE I'M NOT DISPATCH I CA AND ALL I CAN DO IS GRAB SCREENSHOTS AND START EMAILING PEOPLE AND HOPING THEY SEE IT.

SO I LOVE SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT IT'S NOT A, A CUSTOMER SERVICE OUTLET FOR US.

WE DON'T HAVE THAT TECHNOLOGY GOING YET.

MAYBE SOMEDAY WE WILL.

I HOPE SOME OF YOU HAVE USED TO BE SUBSCRIBERS TO CODE RED.

IF YOU, UM, WE SWITCHED FROM CODE RED TO A DIFFERENT PLATFORM, BUT IT'S STILL THE SAME TYPE THING.

AND WE CALL IT THE GALL GARLAND ALERT SYSTEM.

AND I'M GOING TO CLICK ON THIS LITTLE RED BUTTON.

IF YOU'RE NOT SUBSCRIBED TO THIS, PLEASE DO BE SUBSCRIBED TO THIS.

UM, AND ENCOURAGE EVERYONE, YOU KNOW, TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS.

THIS IS A SYSTEM WE USE FOR EMERGENCIES.

IF WE USE IT, WE USE IT FOR, UM, MISSING.

WE SEND OUT A LOT OF SILVER ALERTS.

WE DON'T, FORTUNATELY WE'VE NOT HAD TO USE MANY USE IT FOR MANY AMBER ALERTS.

UM, IF THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT UTILITY OUTAGES, IF THERE'S SPOTTY OUTAGES GOING ON SOMEWHERE BECAUSE OF THE SQUIRREL THAT GOT THE, THE LINE OR, UH, YOU KNOW, LIGHTNING STRIKE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, WE MAY NOT USE THE, THE ALERT SYSTEM FOR THAT.

UH, BUT IF IT'S GOING TO BE A SIGNIFICANT OUTAGE, IT'S GOING TO BE GOING ON FOR A WHILE OR ONGOING UPDATES.

WE'RE GOING TO SEND IT OUT THROUGH THIS SYSTEM.

IF FOR ANY REASON, WE NEED YOU TO EVACUATE YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS, SAY THERE'S A CHEMICAL LEAK OR A GAS LEAK.

WE NEED YOU TO EVACUATE OR SHELTER IN PLACE.

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WE'RE GOING TO NOTIFY YOU THROUGH THIS SYSTEM.

UM, LARGER SCALE STREET CLOSINGS MIGHT BE, UH, DONE THROUGH THIS, THE MORE LOCALIZED SPOTTY ONES WON'T BE.

UM, SO THERE ARE WEATHER WARNINGS THROUGH HERE.

UM, TORNADO WARNINGS, YOU CAN'T, YOU CANNOT OPT OUT OF, YOU CAN OPT INTO EVERYTHING ELSE.

UM, AND THOSE AGAIN WILL BE LOCALIZED TO WHERE YOU ARE.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, IN A TORNADO WARNING, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS, UH, POLYGONS THAT TRACK THE PATH OF THE STORM.

SO YOU WILL RECEIVE THE CALL IF YOU'RE WITHIN THAT POLYGON, THAT THE PATH OF THAT STORM, IF YOU'RE NOT, YOU WON'T RECEIVE THE CALL.

THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME PERSONALLY, THE POLYGON WAS WITHIN HALF A MILE OF MY HOUSE, BUT I WAS OUTSIDE OF IT.

SO I DIDN'T GET THE CALL.

SO YOU DON'T, IT.

THIS IS GONNA LET ME DO MY LITTLE PSA ABOUT, UH, TORNADO WARNINGS AND HAVING EMERGENCY ALERTS IN YOUR HOME.

YOU SHOULD HAVE MULTIPLE MEANS OF RECEIVING EMERGENCY ALERTS, SUBSCRIBING TO THINGS LIKE OUR GIRL AND ALERT SYSTEM.

UM, THE, OF COURSE, THE SIRENS OUTSIDE, UH, ARE INTENDED FOR OUT PEOPLE WHO ARE OUTDOORS AND NOT INTENDED TO BE HEARD INSIDE YOUR HOME.

THEY'RE INTENDED TO WARN YOU.

IF YOU'RE OUTDOORS TO GO TAKE SHELTER AND FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING ON.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN ALL HAZARDS RADIO THAT DOES THE WEATHER ALERTS AND OTHER, THEY WILL DO OTHER EMERGENCY LAERTES AS WELL.

YOU NEED TO HAVE ONE, YOU CAN PROGRAM IT TO WHERE IT ONLY LETS YOU FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE AREA.

UM, BUT THAT WAY, UM, IF SYSTEMS FAIL AND IF ONE FAILS, YOU'VE GOT ACCESS TO ANOTHER, OBVIOUSLY YOU NEED TO UTILIZE NEWS MEDIA, WHETHER IT'S RADIO OR TV.

UM, WE ALSO ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA, ON OUR TWITTER AND FACEBOOK CHANNELS, WE HAVE AUTOMATED WEATHER ALERTS THAT POP UP ON THOSE.

UM, SO AGAIN, YOU NEED TO HAVE MULTIPLE MEANS BECAUSE NOT EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE RELIABLE IN EVERY SITUATION.

IT'S JUST A FACT OF LIFE.

SO, UM, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S GOOD ABOUT OUR ALERT SYSTEM IS IT GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE US SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT WE NEED FOR YOU ABOUT YOU.

IF THERE ARE SPECIAL, UM, PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS, UH, IF YOU HAVE PROTECTIVE ANIMALS THAT MAY BITE, UM, AND SO ON, OR IF YOU WOULD BE IN A SAFE ROOM OR A SHELTER, PUT THAT INFORMATION IN HERE THAT WAY THE RESPONDERS WILL KNOW WE WILL EXPORT THIS CONTENT AND GIVE IT TO OUR, OUR PUBLIC SAFETY GROUP.

UM, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND OXYGEN USE, UH, THIS IS AGAIN FOR FIRST RESPONDERS, NOT FOR THE UTILITY COMPANY, THAT'S A SEPARATE FUNCTION, BUT I WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT THIS IS PART OF THIS PROCESS.

THERE IS ANOTHER GREAT TOOL THAT WE HAVE ADDED TO THE WEBSITE THAT PEOPLE REALLY ENJOY.

AND I WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH YOU.

THIS MY GARLAND FUNCTION.

THIS IS A, OH, I SEE HEADS NODDING.

I LOVE SEEING HEADS NODDING ON THIS ONE.

THIS IS A GIS BASED FUNCTION.

UM, IT'LL TAKE YOU TO A GIS SITE.

WE DO MAINTAIN THIS.

THIS IS OURS, BUT, UH, SO IT'S NOT IT'S THIRD-PARTY, BUT IT'S, IT'S MANAGED BY CITY PERSONNEL.

UM, YOU WILL TYPE IN YOUR ADDRESS AND IT WILL PROVIDE YOU FIRST.

IT'LL GIVE YOU A LITTLE LOCATOR BUTTON, BUT IT WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU LOTS OF INFORMATION RELATIVE TO YOUR ADDRESS.

OF COURSE, WE ONLY HAVE ONE CITY HALL AND ONE MAJOR POLICE STATION AND MUNICIPAL COURTS.

IT'LL SHOW YOU THE NEAREST FIRE STATION.

UH, THE NEAREST LIBRARY, UM, NEAREST PUBLIC WIFI, UH, NEAREST PARK, NEAREST REC CENTER.

IT'LL TELL YOU YOUR TRASH PICKUP DAY.

IT'LL TELL YOU YOUR RECYCLING WEEK AND WHEN YOUR NEXT RECYCLING DAY IS.

OH MY GOSH.

CAUSE I NEVER KNOW I'M ONE OF THESE WHO SPOILED.

I HAVE THE CAN OUT IN THE ALLEY.

I JUST KEEP STUFF OUT THERE.

AND DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK IT IS.

YOU'LL SEE WHO YOUR CODE INSPECTOR IS.

UM, AND SOME OTHER RESOURCES.

I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT ESS HERE IN A FEW MINUTES, BUT ESS IS AVAILABLE HERE.

YOU ALSO FIND OUT WHO YOUR COUNCIL PERSON IS.

AND IF YOU CLICK ON THAT LITTLE BUTTON, YOU'LL GO TO THAT COUNCIL.

PERSON'S WEBPAGE WITH THEIR INFORMATION AND THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION, UM, WHO REMEMBERS MAP SCORE BESIDES ME, I STILL HAVE A MAP SCOUT.

YOU HAVE YOUR MAP, SKULL GRID AND YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT.

YOU'LL SEE IF YOU'RE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION OR A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, YOU'LL SEE THAT INFORMATION.

YOU'LL SEE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD POLICE OFFICER.

WE'VE ALSO STARTED A NEW MAP AND WE'RE STILL WORKING ON IT, BUT WE'VE GOT IT AVAILABLE TO YOU.

SO YOU CAN LOOK AND SEE ABOUT, UH, CONSTRUCTION

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PROJECTS GOING ON IN YOUR AREA.

SOME OF THESE ARE CITY PUBLIC PROJECTS.

SOME OF THESE ARE PRIVATE PROJECTS, SO YOU CAN CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL ITEM.

UH, COME ON, YOU CAN DO IT.

THERE YOU GO.

AND IT'LL TELL YOU, IT'S A PUBLIC PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THIS IS THE MILLER NASH WATER SEWER DRAINAGE PAVING, AND ITS LOCATION IS MILLER ROAD AND NASH STREET.

SO IT'LL, AND THEN YOU CAN ZOOM INTO IT AND LOOK MORE CLOSELY AT WHAT AREA YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

AND IT'LL WHEN YOU ZOOM IN A LOT OF TIMES, YOU'LL SEE THESE LINES THAT REALLY OUTLINED DEPENDING ON THE PROJECT, YOU'LL SEE MORE DETAILS.

SO THAT IS A GREAT TOOL.

THAT AGAIN, WE'RE STILL TWEAKING THAT AND IMPROVING IT, BUT WE FIGURED IT WAS IN GOOD ENOUGH SHAPE TO GO AHEAD AND START SHARING IT AND LET PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT.

YOU'LL SEE YOUR PLANNING AND ZONING INFORMATION.

YOU ALSO HAVE YOUR STREETS CONDITION MAP, SO YOU CAN ZOOM IN ON THAT AND SEE WHAT YOUR STREET CONDITIONS ARE CATEGORIZED.

THERE'S A CRIME MAP WHERE YOU'LL HAVE A LIST OF, OF, OF CRIME REPORTS IN YOUR AREA.

UM, SO THERE IS A LOT OF INFORMATION ON MY GARLAND AS WE GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADD TO IT AND IMPROVE IT.

WE DO, UH, BECAUSE I'M REALLY FOND OF THIS TOOL.

AND I THINK IT'S VERY, UH, USEFUL FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, UH, MENTIONED, UM, III ASSIST A FEW MINUTES AGO.

THAT BUTTON IS HERE AS WELL.

ESS IS A VERY EFFICIENT TOOL FOR REPORTING NON URGENT PROBLEMS. NON-EMERGENCY PROBLEMS, POTHOLES.

UM, LET'S SEE WHAT ELSE WE GOT ON HERE.

UM, WE GET A LOT OF POTHOLE REPORTS.

THAT'S WHY THAT ONE ALWAYS COMES TO MIND.

THERE YOU CAN.

THERE'S SOME, UH, CODE COMPLIANCE THINGS YOU CAN SEE I CAN DO THROUGH HERE.

THE MOST POPULAR REQUESTS ARE HERE.

POTHOLES REPORTING, STREETLIGHTS THAT ARE OUT, UH, TRASH AND LITTER, GRAFFITI.

UH, IF THERE'S A DECEASED ANIMAL ON THE ROAD AND SO ON.

SO YOU CAN GO THROUGH HERE AND YOU CAN POST THESE.

AND WHAT HAPPENS IS THERE'S A WORKFLOW ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AND IT GETS DIRECTED TO THE DEPARTMENT WHO WILL RESPOND TO IT WHEN YOU SEND IT TO ME ON TWITTER OR FACEBOOK, UM, SCREEN GRABBING OR SCREEN SHARING OR WHATEVER I CAN DO COPY AND PASTING AND SENDING DIFFERENT PEOPLE, EMAILS AND HOPING THAT IT GETS TO THE RIGHT PERSON.

THIS IS SET UP TO GO TO THE, TO THE GROUP THAT HANDLES IT.

ONE OF THE THINGS I WANTED TO POINT OUT IN THIS AREA, AS WE HAVE THE PARKING VIOLATION, UH, THAT CAN BE REPORTED THROUGH HERE.

THIS IS YOU CAN REPORT THIS A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO REPORT PARKING VIOLATIONS.

OUR MARSHALL'S OFFICE HANDLES OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PARKING VIOLATIONS.

SO THAT IS E ASSIST.

AND YOU CAN LOOK OVER HERE AND SEE WHERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF VIOLATE OR REQUESTS HAVE BEEN POSTED.

YOU MIGHT SEE THAT SOMEBODY IS REPORTING THE SAME ONE YOU WANT TO REPORT.

SO YOU CAN SEE, YOU CAN COMMENT ON AND SAY, YEAH, I'VE SEEN THIS ONE TOO.

OR YOU CAN KNOW THAT IT'S BEEN REPORTED AND YOU DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT IT.

SO THAT IS ESS.

I GET BACK TO MY WEBSITE, COME ON, HERE WE GO.

UM, ANOTHER THING I WANTED TO SHOW YOU ALL IS MEETING AGENDAS.

I'M GUESSING YOU AS A GROUP ARE FAMILIAR WITH THIS, BUT I'M GOING TO, I DON'T WANT TO ASSUME.

SO I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND SHOW IT TO YOU.

YOU CAN GO TO THE MEETING AGENDAS PAGE, YOU CAN SEARCH THROUGH AND FIND, YOU KNOW, BY MEETING TYPE AND MONTH AND ALL THAT, BUT YOU CAN ALSO SUBSCRIBE TO GET EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS ABOUT AS SOON AS AGENDAS ARE POSTED.

SO IF YOU CLICK ON THE SUBSCRIBE BUTTON, YOU CAN PICK AS MANY MEETINGS AS YOU'RE INTERESTED IN FOLLOWING.

AND THEN YOU, YOU ENTER YOUR INFORMATION AND YOU CLICK THE SUBMIT BUTTON AND YOU, YOU WILL GET EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS WHEN THOSE AGENDAS ARE POSTED.

OKAY.

I HAVE DONE A LOT OF TALKING AND I'VE TAUGHT KIND OF FAST AND I'VE CLICKED THROUGH A BUNCH OF THINGS.

WHAT CAN I ANSWER FOR YOU? I DON'T HAVE A QUESTION, BUT I JUST WANTED TO SAY I'M A BIG FAN OF THE GARLAND CITY PRESS.

UM, THAT'S THE WHOLE REASON I GOT INTO THIS.

UM, WE HAD LIVED IN GARLAND FOR ABOUT FOUR YEARS AND I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON.

AND THEN THE PRESS SHOWED UP IN MY MAILBOX.

ONE DAY I HAPPEN TO BE BORED ENOUGH IN MY MIND TO FLIP THROUGH WHAT I THOUGHT WAS JUST JUNK MAIL.

UH, AND THERE WAS A LETTER FROM THE FORMER MAYOR ATHLETES, AND HE WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT GETTING INVOLVED AND THERE WAS AN ELECTION COMING UP AND WE WERE GONNA BE MAKING CHANGES TO THE CITY CHARTER.

AND I WAS JUST, MY MIND WAS BLOWN.

AND SO AT THE, AT THE VERY BACK

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THERE WAS, UM, SAYING, IF YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, FILL OUT AN APPLICATION, SEND IT IN.

AND SO I DID, AND THAT WAS THE ONLY, THAT WAS MY ONLY CONNECTION TO BASICALLY WHAT WAS GOING ON IN GARLANDS.

AND, UM, I WISH THERE WAS A WAY TO MAKE THE EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS AUTOMATIC, JUST LIKE THE CITY PRESS THAT WAY.

EVERYONE WOULD GET THOSE TOO.

BUT, UH, THERE MAY BE SOME ISSUES WITH THAT.

BUT ANYWAY, I JUST WANT TO SAY BIG FAN OF THE CITY PRESS.

AND I TELL ALL MY FRIENDS NOW TO READ IT.

AND THEN I ALSO HAVE TWO FRIENDS WHO JUST MOVED TO THE AREA.

AND THE FIRST THING I DID WAS SEND THEM THEIR ADDRESS ON ME, MY GARLAND PAGE, SO THAT THEY HAD ALL THE INFORMATION FOR WHO THEIR POLICE OFFICERS WERE FIREPLACES.

JUST EVERYTHING THAT THEY NEEDED.

I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR THAT OUR TOOLS ARE WORKING AND ARE EFFECTIVE.

I LOVE IT.

GOT APPRECIATE DIA, APPRECIATE THE INFORMATION.

I DIDN'T KNOW ALL OF IT.

THAT WAS GOING ON.

SO THAT'S A, THAT'S REALLY A REALLY INFORMATIVE TALK.

WELL, THANK YOU.

HELP ME SPREAD THE WORD.

I KNOW, I HEAR PEOPLE OFTEN SAYING THEY KNEW THEY DIDN'T KNOW, OR THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET INFORMATION, OR I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO FIND IT.

AND WE'RE WORKING VERY HARD TO PUT IT IN YOUR HANDS DIRECTLY.

UM, ANOTHER ITEM THAT I DIDN'T MENTION WAS UTILITY BILL INSERTS.

WE PUT LITTLE, WE TRY TO KEEP THEM LIMITED.

UM, SO THAT IT'S, THEY'RE USUALLY UTILITY RELATED OR SPECIFIC CITY SERVICE RELATED, BUT THAT WAY YOU GET UPDATES AND NOTIFICATIONS IN YOUR UTILITY BILLS AND EVEN PEOPLE WHO DO THE BILLS.

UM, LET ME TAKE YOU THERE.

WE HAVE THE UTILITY BILL ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE WEBSITE.

SO THEY GET A LINK IN THEIR EA BILLS TO THE UTILITY BILLS.

AND SO WE'LL HAVE THIS MONTH'S MESSAGES, BUT WE ALSO WILL SAVE THE OTHER MESSAGES BECAUSE A LOT OF THESE, UH, WELL, WE'LL SAY THE ONES THAT ARE NOT ABOUT DATED INFORMATION.

CAUSE A LOT OF THESE ARE RESOURCE INFORMATION THAT PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE ALL THE TIME.

DO YOU ALL KNOW HOW TO, UH, CHECK G P AND L'S WEBSITE FOR POWER OUTAGES, I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU TO GP AND L'S WEBSITE.

AND THEY HAVE A LITTLE TAB RIGHT HERE CALLED THE OUTAGE CENTER.

AND WHEN YOU GO HERE, FIRST OF ALL, IT GIVES YOU INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO REPORT YOUR OUTAGES.

AND THE TEXT OPTION IS REALLY VERY COOL BECAUSE IF YOU DO THE TEXT OPTION, THE CALL-IN OPTION, ESPECIALLY IF THEY'RE GETTING A LOT OF CALLS, YOU JUST LEAVE A MESSAGE AND YOU DON'T REALLY, I KNOW PEOPLE DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY'RE GETTING HURT.

THEY ARE, BUT THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY ARE.

AND I UNDERSTAND THAT, UM, THE TEXT OPTION ALSO GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME UPDATES.

UH, I WON'T SAY THAT THEY CAN TELL YOU MY, YOUR, YOUR POWER WILL BE UP IN THREE MINUTES OR 30 MINUTES BECAUSE OFTEN THEY'RE, IT'S A MORE COMPLEX ANSWER THAN THAT, BUT YOU WILL AT LEAST GET AN UPDATE THAT SAYS YOU'VE BEEN RECEIVED.

AND WE WERE WORKING IN THAT AREA AND, AND IT'S, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES YOU'LL EVEN GET ONE THAT SAYS IT SHOULD BE BACK UP IF IT'S NOT CALL US, BUT THAT ALSO HAVE THIS OUTAGE MAP, WHICH WHEN IT POPULATES THOSE THAT YOU HAVE A LITTLE ARROWS THAT ARE LIGHTNING BOLTS, THAT'LL SHOW UP.

IF THERE ARE OUTAGES, FORTUNATELY IT'S CLEAR AS BELL TODAY, BUT WHEN YOU SEE THOSE, UM, YOU'LL SEE WHETHER IT, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN TELL THAT THERE'S A LITTLE KEY OVER HERE FOR HOW MANY OUTAGES THOSE ARE AND YOU CAN ZOOM INTO IT AND SEE MORE OF THE AREA THAT'S INVOLVED.

AND SO THAT'S A QUICK WAY OF KNOWING IF I'VE GOT AN OUTAGE, IS IT JUST, IS IT SOMETHING BIGGER? DO THEY ALREADY KNOW? YOU CAN KIND OF SEE, OKAY, THIS ONE MIGHT BE KIND OF SMALL.

MAYBE I NEED TO CALL IT IN OR THIS ONE'S A, GOT A LOT OF US.

THEY PROBABLY KNOW I'LL JUST HANG TIGHT.

UM, AND SO IT'S JUST A GOOD LITTLE TOOL TO HAVE DOROTHY.

YES, SIR.

THERE'S A DIRECT LINK ON THE DIGITAL VERSION OF THE CITY PRESS, OR DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO G P AND L TEXAS.ORG DIRECTLY? YOU CAN GO TO GPL, TEXAS.ORG DIRECTLY.

I'VE GOT A LINK IN MY GOVERNMENT TAB HERE FOR DEPARTMENTS FOR GARLAND POWER AND LIGHT.

OKAY.

SO IF YOU DON'T KNOW, IF YOU CAN'T REMEMBER GPL, TEXAS.ORG, WHICH THANK GOODNESS THEY CHANGED THAT URL TO SOMETHING LESS COMPLICATED THAN IT USED TO BE.

UM, BUT THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO GET THERE.

OKAY.

SORRY, THAT'LL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THE LINK THAT SHOWS THE OUT IN CENTER, THAT'LL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THEIR WEB PAGE.

AND THEN WHEN YOU GET TO THEIR WEBPAGE, YOU CLICK HERE ON THE OUTAGE CENTER.

GOT IT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE VERY WELCOME.

THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE WITH THAT IS THAT THE, USUALLY WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT,

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NOT COMPUTER IS NOT RUNNING.

YEAH.

I LIVE ON MY PHONE FOR A WHILE.

WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT, I WILL CONFESS THAT WITHOUT MY PHONE, I WOULD BE LOST.

I WANT MY POWER GOES OUT IT'S FOR A WEEK AT A TIME.

WE NEVER CHECK.

BUT WHEN YOU HAD A GPL NEIGHBORHOOD, SURE.

AM.

CAN I TELL A STORY? URIEL? I LOVE TO TELL STORIES.

OKAY.

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, I GREW UP HERE AND ON THE STREET I GREW UP ON ONE SIDE OF THE STREET WAS G P AND L THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET.

AND THIS IS GOING TO DATE ME, TEXAS POWER IN LIGHT.

THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO, BUT THE EQUIVALENT OF ENCORE, NOW THIS WAS A STATE.

YEAH.

MAY A BIT.

BUT ANYWAY, THE, IT WAS THE ENCORE AREA.

EVERY TIME THERE WOULD BE OUTAGES, YOU KNOW, STORMS OR WHATEVER, WE'D ALL GO OUT, BUT WE'D LOOK ACROSS THE STREET AND THEY WERE BACK UP IN NO TIME.

AND WE LITERALLY MIGHT BE DAYS WHEN MY FATHER LIVED IN THAT HOUSE.

AFTER I WAS GROWN AND GONE, THEY HAD A MAJOR OUTAGE BECAUSE OF A STORM.

ONCE AGAIN, ACROSS THE STREET WAS BACK UP IN A COUPLE HOURS.

MY FATHER'S POWER WAS OUT FOR FOUR DAYS BEFORE THEY COULD GET TO HIM AND GET IT UP AND RUNNING.

I, IT SURPRISES ME, BOB, THAT, THAT HAPPENS TO YOU BECAUSE I IT'S BEEN MY EXPERIENCE AS A RESIDENT IN THIS TOWN.

I'VE LIVED IN GP AND L HOUSES AND I'VE LIVED IN NON G, P AND L HOUSES.

AND, OH MY GOSH, I'VE BEEN SO EXCITED TO BE BACK IN A GPL HOUSE.

UH, YOU KNOW, I'VE, I'VE DONE BOTH.

I'VE BEEN IN GARLAND 25 YEARS.

AND, UM, WE HAVE WE'VE.

I HAD, UM, WHO DID I HAVE? I WAS NON GP AND L FOR SEVEN YEARS WHEN I LIVED DOWN BY THE LAKE AND WE DIDN'T HAVE OUTAGES, I LIVE OVER BY THE OLD COUNTRY CLUB NOW.

AND WHEN THE POWER GOES DOWN, IT STAYS DOWN.

UM, I HAVE THREE GENERATORS HERE AT THE HOUSE BECAUSE OF THE POWER GOES DOWN THE FIRST ONE, I GUESS, SOMEBODY HIT A POLE OR SOMETHING.

THAT'S WHEN THE POLES ALL GOT KNOCKED DOWN.

YES.

SO, UH, WE WERE DOWN FOR THAT.

AND THEN WE WERE DOWN, DOWN FOR THE FREEZE.

UM, EVERYBODY ELSE MOVED OUT OF THE HOUSE, BUT ME, I STAYED HERE.

YEAH.

BUT WE WOULD, WE WOULD BE DOWN FOR THREE DAYS AND THEN UP FOR 12 HOURS AND THEN DOWN FOR THREE DAYS AND UP FOR 12 HOURS, AND THEN FINALLY CAME BACK ON.

WELL, I UNDERSTAND THAT SITUATION.

THAT SITUATION'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

YEAH.

NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT THAT.

BUT I LIVE AT THE TOP OF THE HILL AND I COULD LOOK DOWN THE HILL AND SEE THEIR LIGHTS ON MOST IRRITATING.

AND IN YOUR KITCHEN SHIVERING.

OH, I'M FELT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE GP AND L PEOPLE YEARS AGO.

SO I UNDERSTAND.

YEAH, WE DID A LOT OF EXTENSION CORDS.

SO DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR DOROTHY? I THINK WE'RE GOING TO LET DOROTHY GO ON WITH HER.

ALL RIGHT.

IF Y'ALL EVER NEED ME TO COME VISIT WITH A NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP OR ANY OTHER COMMUNITY GROUP ABOUT HOW TO GET INFORMATION FROM THE CITY, I'M DELIGHTED TO DO IT.

I REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW HOW TO GET THIS INFORMATION.

I DO HAVE ONE SUGGESTION FOR YOU.

GARLAND GROUPS ON FACEBOOK COULD REALLY USE SOME LINKS.

THERE'S A LOT OF CONFUSED PEOPLE ABOUT, THEY WANT TO REPORT THINGS RIGHT THERE IN THE GARLAND GROUPS, AND MAYBE YOU CAN GET PATRICK ABLE OR ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE TO POST SOME LINKS.

AND THOSE PEOPLE CAN BE MORE.

I WILL DO MY BEST IF YOU'RE IN THEM AND YOU SEE THE PROBLEMS, I WILL POST THEM AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, DARBY.

HEY, DOROTHY, JUST REAL QUICK, YOU DON'T HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR A LONG TIME.

AND AS A FORMER JOURNALIST MYSELF, I JUST WANT TO GO WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.

AND AS A FORMER JOURNALIST MYSELF, I WANT TO SAY THAT I CAN APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT YOU DO AND THE WORK THAT YOUR STAFF DOES.

THE LAYOUT FOR THE GARLAND CITY PRESS IS SO EASY.

IT LOOKS LIKE NO KIDDING ASIDE, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S MADE FOR OLDER PEOPLE BECAUSE OLDER PEOPLE ARE TYPICALLY THE PEOPLE WHO READ THE PAPER, BUT I QUALIFY TOO.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY KUDOS TO YOU BECAUSE IT'S GOTTEN SO MUCH EASIER TO READ SINCE YOU STARTED DOING THIS AND BEING IN CHARGE OF ALL THIS.

I REMEMBER THE OLD LAYOUT AND A LOT OF THE OLD STUFF WAS DIFFICULT TO FIND.

IT'S PREDICTABLE.

I KNOW WHERE THINGS ARE GOING TO BE THESE DAYS.

SO KUDOS TO YOU.

GOOD JOB.

I WANT TO CALL OUT.

I HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL GRAPHIC DESIGNER.

HER NAME IS PATTY GONZALEZ AND SHE IS THE KEEPER OF THE LOOK AND FEEL.

AND SHE DOES MAGIC.

I LOVE HER WORK.

SO THANK YOU.

I'LL LET

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HER KNOW.

IT'S KIND OF AN ASIDE.

I'VE TRIED TO MANIPULATE SOME OF THESE OTHER CITIES.

WHAT I PAY.

YOU SAID, MAN, IT IS JUST, I DON'T KNOW.

YOU GOT TO TRY SOME OF THESE OTHERS LIBRARY.

IT'S A REAL JUNGLE.

SHE IS MUNICIPAL WEBSITES.

HAVE A TON OF INFORMATION.

CONSIDER THAT WE HAVE 40 DEPARTMENTS.

YOU HAVE 40 DIFFERENT BUSINESSES OPERATING THROUGH ONE WEBSITE.

THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS MUNICIPAL SITES ARE JUST HARD TO DO SO THEY NEED ORGANIZATION.

YEAH, THEY DO.

AND LOTS OF NO, NO SINGLE PATH AND A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS TO BE ABLE TO FIND THE SAME INFORMATION.

SO THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION.

THANK YOU, DOROTHY.

OKAY.

I BELIEVE IT IS.

KEEP GOING.

BEAUTIFUL TIME.

OKAY.

I HAVE, UM, WELL, I'M REPEATING SOME OF THE THINGS I'VE SAID BEFORE THIS SUNDAY, JUNE THE 13TH, THEY, UH, UH, KEEP GARLAND BEAUTIFUL.

WE'LL HAVE A, UM, ADOPT A HIGHLIGHT OF CLEANUP.

IT IS, UM, GARLAND ROAD OR GARLAND AVENUE FROM MILLER TO, UM, LEON OR SHILOH.

IT WILL BE AT 10 O'CLOCK IF PEOPLE WOULD LIKE ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO JOIN.

AND THAT, UH, TWO WEEKS AGO WE CLEANED, UM, LATENT UP, I GUESS IT'S A GOOD WORD.

THE POLLINATOR GARDEN AT ARMSTRONG PARK.

AND IT LOOKS SO NICE IF ANYBODY EVER GOES IN THAT AREA DIRECTION, GO BY AND LOOK AT IT.

IT REALLY LOOKS GOOD.

AND THEN, UH, TWO WEEKS AGO, REBA, UH, WENT TO LISTER ELEMENTARY AND SHE HAS DESIGNED THEIR POLLINATOR GARDEN AND SHE WAS THERE TO HELP THEM, UH, PUT IN ALL THE PLANTS AND GET IT SET UP.

SO, UM, W WE WILL SAY THAT REBA IS ONE OF THE BUSINESS PEOPLE AND, UH, KEEP GROWING BEAUTIFUL.

UM, JUNE THE 29TH THROUGH JULY, THE FIRST IS THE KEEP TEXAS BEAUTIFUL CONFERENCE ONLINE CONFERENCE, OF COURSE.

AND, UM, I HAVE SIGNED UP TO WATCH IT.

UM, IT'S OPEN FOR ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO PAY $99 FOR THREE DAYS OF WATCHING USED TO IN THE OLDEN DAYS, WHEN WE WENT TO THE CONFERENCES, WE WOULD HEAR THINGS MORNING AND AFTERNOON HAVE LUNCH AND DINNER, AND IT WAS A GREAT EVENT.

SO NOW WE JUST HAVE TO PROVIDE OUR OWN LUNCH AND DINNER.

UM, OCTOBER THE SECOND, LOU WILL HAVE THE TRUSTEE CLEANUP THAT IS WITH, I SAW ON MINUTES THAT SAID OCTOBER 1ST, BUT IT'S OCTOBER 2ND WITH DALLAS AND, UM, RALLY IT.

AND WE'LL GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT LATER AS WE GET THE PLANS, BECAUSE MARTHA BROWN SAID, WE'RE GOING TO START MEETING IN JULY TO GET IT PLANNING.

SINCE WE'VE DONE IT SEVERAL TIMES, WE NEED LESS AND LESS TIME FOR PLANNING.

UM, NOVEMBER THE 13TH IS THE IT'S CALLED GARLAND RE TREAT.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE PUT IN THE TREES AT WILLIAMS AND WILLIAMS AND STATES WHERE THE TORNADO HIT, UM, ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO.

SO THOSE AND WE KEEP GOING ON BEAUTIFUL IS INVOLVED IN THE CLEANUP AND THE RETREAT.

SO AS WE GET, IT'S STILL IN THE PLANNING STAGES, EACH ONE OF OUR MEETINGS, WE JUST HAVE MORE NEW THINGS, MORE THINGS TO ADD TO IT.

BUT BY THE END OF JULY, WE HOPE WE'LL HAVE SOME MORE DEFINITE INFORMATION.

THE PARKS DEPARTMENT IS PROVIDING THE TREES THAT WILL BE PLANTED, UH, PEOPLE THAT PROVIDE THE MUSCLES TO PLAY IN IT.

AND THEY'RE HOPING TO PUT OUT ABOUT 150 HUNDRED AND SEVEN FACTORIES.

PART OF THEM WILL GO IN CENTRAL PARK, BUT THE REST OF THEM WILL GO IN RESONANCE.

AND THIS WILL BE A SIGNUP ON THE PEOPLE.

NOW, SOMEBODY CAN'T JUST WALK UP AND SAY, I WANT A TREE.

THEY HAVE TO FILL OUT A FARM BE INTERVIEWED, BUT THAT WILL BE ON NOVEMBER THE 13TH.

SO THOSE ARE ACTIVITIES THAT ARE GOING ON.

AND I'M SITTING HERE WITH MY WINDOW OPEN AND I SEE MY NEIGHBOR IS MOWING HIS YARD.

SO YOU MAY HAVE ONE MORE, BUT THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE KEEP GARLAND.

BEAUTIFUL.

THANK YOU.

KIND OF IN A SIDE NOTE, I TRIED TO GET AHOLD OF YOU THAT IN, I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO, I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE LAVONNE CLEANUP PEOPLE, AND THEY DO HAVE AN ACTIVE

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ORGANIZATION THAT TRIES TO CLEAN UP LAKE LAVON, WHICH IS ONE OF OUR WATER SUPPLY.

SO, UM, THEY HAVE AN ACTIVE GROUP.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY'RE INCLUDED IN THAT CITY CLEANUP, OR I DON'T THINK THEY'RE PART OF THE PROSTATE CLEANUP, ALL THAT IS DONE AT LIKE RIGHT HUBBARD.

BUT AS WE KNOW EVERY PLACE IN WARREN AND WHY WE ALL AROUND US, EVERY PLACE IS A WATER CHANGE.

SO EVERY, NO MATTER IF IT RAINS, IT GOES SOMEWHERE.

SO, UH, IF THEY, IF PEOPLE FROM THERE WANT TO JOIN US, I CANNOT MAKE, WE WOULD NOT TURN THEM DOWN.

AND THE PERSON, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO, UH, CONTACT SOMEBODY ABOUT THAT, IT IS MARTHA BROWN IN RALLY IT.

AND SHE'S, IT'S MARTHA BROWN WITH A, UH, IT BEAUTIFUL, OR SHE'S ONE OF THE CITY COUNCIL PEOPLE AND RALLY IT.

AND YOU CAN FIND HER THROUGH THE CITY WEBSITE OR THROUGH A RALLY AT VEHICLE.

AND SHE'S THE ONE THAT HAS OFFICE THAT WE'D GO THROUGH FOR ALL OF, THANK YOU.

YES.

MA'AM ALL RIGHT.

DO WE HAVE ANY ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS? WELL, I THINK DOING THE CLEANUP IS THAT ACHIEVEMENT OF OUR, YOU KNOW, THIS, THIS, THIS, UH, RETREAT THING, IT'S GOING TO BE SOME KIND OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.

SO, UM, HE, UM, SAY INTERESTED IN THAT AND I'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED AS TO WHAT WE'RE DOING AND MS. BETTY, DO YOU KNOW IF THAT RETREAT THING WILL HAVE ANY IMPACT ON THE TREE GIVEAWAY THAT THE, UH, VERY MUCH THEY'RE NOT GOING TO DO, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT.

NO, THE GIVEAWAY IS GOING TO BE TO THE PEOPLE IN WILLIAMS, THE STATES, SO THAT THEY'RE NOT DOING THE NOW ARBOR DAY, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME KIND OF REALLY BIG EVENT ON ARBOR DAY, WHICH IS NOVEMBER THE SEVENTH.

BUT I DON'T, ACCORDING TO, UM, MATT WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, THEY WERE NOT DOING THE REGULAR GIVEAWAY BECAUSE THEY ARE ONLY HAVING SO MANY TREES.

AND HE'S NOT SURE HOW HIS IDEA IS LIKE, WELL, NOT HAVE A REGULAR GIVEAWAY, BUT IT DEPENDS.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S USUALLY THE FIRST WEEKEND IN NOVEMBER.

THAT'S WHEN ARBOR DAY IS THIS NOVEMBER THE 13TH.

OKAY.

CAN WE FIND OUT FOR SURE WHETHER THEY ARE GOING TO DO AN, I MEAN, IF MATT SAYS THEY'RE NOT GOING TO, BUT HE DOESN'T THINK, CAN WE FIND OUT FOR SURE FOR NEXT TIME AND LET US KNOW, OR IF YOU WANT TO CALL MATT DIRECT, ASK HIM THAT'S, UH, THAT'S THE BEST THING TO DO RATHER THAN MY MESSAGE.

AND I CAN GET IT FROM YOU LATER.

RIGHT? WELL, HIS NAME, HIS LAST NAME IS GOOD RIM SITCH.

AND, UM, CAN YOU SPELL IT? NO.

IN THE CHAT RIGHT NOW, I'LL PUT HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE CHAT SO EVERYBODY CAN SEE IT.

ALL RIGHT.

CAN WE MOVE ON? DO WE HAVE ANY RECYCLING NEWS? UH, NO, NOTHING NEW IN MY WORLD.

PRICES ARE UP ON RECYCLING IN LIFE IS GOOD.

YEAH.

YEAH.

IT'S A LOT MORE TO PROCESS RECYCLING.

I MEAN, I DON'T THINK HE'S GOING TO STOP ANYTIME SOON.

TO BE HONEST, WHEN THE ECONOMY STARTS TO TANK, RECYCLING GOES CRAZY.

SO ALWAYS WELCOME PEOPLE WHO TANK THE ECONOMY, WHO, IF WE FOUND A DUMP, OUR JUNK ON WE DON'T, WE ACTUALLY RECYCLE HERE.

I KNOW, BUT I MEAN, RECYCLING STUFF, WE WERE SELLING TO THE CHINESE, OR WE'VE GOT A NEW BUYER.

NO, THE ACTUALLY WE WERE AT TO CHINESE, CHINESE WERE PESTERING PEOPLE TO BUY IT.

IT WASN'T, IT WASN'T LIKE THE NEWS PORTRAYS IT.

WE DON'T ACTUALLY JUST SHIP OUR TRASH TO ANOTHER COUNTRY.

AND THOSE PEOPLE WERE ACTIVELY BUYING IT BECAUSE THEY HAD EMPTY CONTAINERS GOING BACK TO CHINA.

SO THEY WERE BUYING PLASTICS AT A PENNY OR TWO A POUND AND DOING WHAT WITH THEM.

I DON'T KNOW, PROBABLY SELLING THEM BACK AND RECYCLED MATERIALS, BUT, UH, I KNOW THE PLASTICS, UM, PRICES HAVE GONE UP TOO.

AND I'M SURE IT HAS TO DO WITH THE PETROLEUM PRICES GOING UP

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AT ONE PETROLEUM PRICES GO UP, THEN PLASTIC RECYCLING STARTS TO LOOK GOOD WHEN PETROLEUM PRICES ARE DOWN.

NOT SO MUCH, BEST BET OF COURSE IS TO STOP USING THEM.

BUT I DON'T THINK THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN MY LIFETIME.

ANYWAY, WE ARE ONTO WATER RESOURCES, THAT LITTLE REPORT HERE, WE'VE HAD THIS RAIN.

AND AS YOU CAN TELL, ALL THE LEGS WERE UP EXCEPT ONE.

AND THAT IS MOTOR.

IT IS BECAUSE IT IS BEING HELD DOWN BECAUSE THEY'VE GOT SO MUCH WATER THAT THEY'RE HAVING TO MAINTAIN THEIR REYNOLDS TO THE SPILLWAY SO THAT THEY CAN FINISH THE DOWN.

UH, IT JUST GOT TOO MUCH WATER.

SO THEY'RE ACTUALLY USING THE SPILLWAY DUMP WATER.

SO IF THAT CAN FINISH THE SURFACING OF THE DAM OUT THERE.

SO, UM, KIND OF AS A SIDE NOTE, THEY PLANTED 4.5 MILLION TREES TO TAKE CARE OF THE ONES THAT THEY TOOK OUT WHEN THEY DREDGED THE LAKE BOTTOM, IT A OURS.

SO THEY BEEN OUT PLANTING TREES.

I THINK THEY'RE GETTING CLOSE TO THAT, THE END OF THAT.

AND, UM, SO, UM, LET'S SEE WHAT ELSE WE GOT HERE.

UH, THE, UH, THEY HAVE FINISHED THE PIPELINE FROM THE LAKE TO THE CITY OF LEONARD OR THE LEONARD PROCESS PLANTS.

SO THAT PART IS COMPLETED AND NOW THEY ARE MOVING ON TO THE, UH, LAKE, THE WATER PIPE THAT GOES FROM THE, UH, LEONARD PROCESSING PLANT DOWN TO THE NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT PLANT IN WILEY.

SO THAT'S, UH, THAT'S ANOTHER PLUS, UH, MANY OF Y'ALL WHEN WE WERE GOING TO THE HEAD DURING THE, THE EXCURSIONS, THEY WENT TO THE JOHN BANKER SANDS, UH, WETLAND CENTER AND THEY NOW HAVE STARTED A PHASE OR 2.0, WHICH THEY ARE EXPANDING THAT CENTER INNER NOW, UM, UH, AT A GONE TO THEIR CENTER OUT THERE.

SO, UH, BECAUSE OF THE INTEREST, PRIMARILY TO STUDENTS BUSINESS, YOU GO OUT THERE AND WANT TO SEE HOW THAT, UH, UH, JOHN BUNKER SANDS, WHAT LE CENTER IS, IS WHAT IT'S DOING AND HOW IT IMPROVES OUR WATER, WATER DISTRICT.

SO, UH, LET'S SEE.

OH, ONE OTHER THING LET'S SEE HERE.

UH, I THINK THAT'S ABOUT ALL I'VE GOT.

UH, ONE OTHER THING IS YOU DID ALL THIS, UH, NEW WATER.

A LOT OF THE NUMBERS ARE UP ON THE, UH, WATER THAT IS BEING, UH, CREATED IN WILEY.

SO, UH, THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF THAT'S GETTING IN OUR WATER.

UH, THEY DO THEIR BEST OUT THERE, BUT IT'S STILL NOT AS GOOD AS SOME OF THE BOTTLED WATER.

SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK ABOUT MAYBE GETTING SOME BOTTLE OF WATER.

I W I WAS OUT ON POSSUM KINGDOM THIS WEEKEND, OUT ON THE BOAT.

AND I WANT TO SAY THAT, UH, THE HIGHEST READING I SAW WAS 83 FEET ON MY DEPTH FINDER.

THAT'S DEEP, EVERYBODY OUT FROM, FROM DOWN, THEY OPENED THE SPILLWAY IS ON MONDAY OR TUESDAY.

THEY'RE TRYING TO HOLD A MOZART AT 511 FEET OF SEA LEVEL.

SO THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO MAINTAIN SO THEY CAN FINISH THE SURFACING OF THE DAM IF THEY DON'T FINISH THE SURFACE.

YOU KNOW, THE DAM, THE DAM IS NO GOOD AND IT'LL WASH OUT SO THAT THEY, IT FELT LIKE THAT WAS A PRIORITY TO GET IT FINISHED BEFORE THEY COMPLETELY IMPOUNDED COMPLETELY STOPPED OR COMPLETELY FINISHED IN BILLING.

THE IT'S ABOUT 20.

SEE, IT'S ABOUT 20 FEET DOWN.

SO THEY'RE DUMPING WATER.

WELL, THANK YOU, JOHN.

UM, DO WE HAVE ANY COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT? CAN COUPLE OF THINGS.

YEAH.

WE, AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A NEW COUNCILMAN FOR DISTRICT THREE.

ED MOORE HAD A RUNOFF THIS PAST WEEKEND AND THE INCUMBENT JERRY NICKERSON DID NOT RUN AGAIN.

SO WE HAD A CONTESTED, HIGHLY CONTESTED BATTLE OUT HERE, AND WE NOW HAVE A NEW COUNCILMAN.

UM, ALSO THERE ARE A COUPLE OF THINGS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY.

UH, THE NEW LETTER OF INTENT FORMS, THE NEXT ONES ARE DUE JULY 23RD, THAT'S FOR THE FALL CYCLE, UM, TO THE OFFICE OF NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY, VITALITY.

THAT'S THE LETTER OF INTENT.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO APPLY FOR A GRANT, ALSO THIS COMING SATURDAY, THE HOA LEGAL CLINIC IS A TRI-CITY DEAL, GARLAND, PLANO AND WRAL ED THAT SAID, UH, IT'S A VIRTUAL EVENT, EIGHT 30 TO NOON, AND YOU CAN CONTACT THE OFFICE OF NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY OR GO TO, UH, GARLAND NEIGHBORHOODS

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THAT, OR GO TO THE WEBSITE.

I BELIEVE IT'S GARLAND NEIGHBORHOODS THAT YOU CAN FIND IT ON THE WEBSITE AS WE WERE THERE JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES AGO, CAN JUST LOOK UNDER, UNDER, YOU CAN FIND IT UNDER.

I FOUND UNDER NEIGHBORHOODS AND OFFICE OF NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY DEPARTMENTS.

UM, THAT'S IT FOR ME.

THANK YOU, KEN.

AND AS KEVIN MENTIONED, WE HAVE A NEW COUNCILMAN.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF I'LL BE SEEING YOU AT THE NEXT MEETING OR NOT.

WHO KNOWS? THAT'S ACTUALLY A REALLY GOOD POINT.

MAKE SURE YOU GUYS SEND IN YOUR APPLICATIONS.

SO MIA SENT YOU ALL AN EMAIL ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO, OR SO IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE SERVING IN THIS BOARD, YOU HAVE TO FILL OUT THAT APPLICATION.

YOU CAN SEND IT TO ME.

IF YOU SEND IT TO ME, I'LL GIVE IT TO THE CITY SECRETARY.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE ON THAT 16TH OF JULY, JULY.

I'VE GOT, I'VE GOT MINE SITTING ON THE, ON THE HANG, HANGING ON THE BULLETIN BOARD AND I'M HALFWAY IN AND HALFWAY OUT.

WELL, BOB, I WORKED ON ED'S CAMPAIGN.

IF YOU WANT ME TO HELP YOU OUT A LITTLE BIT.

WELL, I FIGURED HE MIGHT, WELL, HE CAN'T APPOINT YOU.

YOU'RE ALREADY HERE.

I KNOW IF YOU NEED, IF YOU WANT ME TO PUT AGAIN, PUT IN A WORD, I WILL.

WELL, YOU THINK I'M DOING OKAY, THEN PUT IN A WORD FOR ME.

OKAY.

WE NEED TO, WE NEED TO REPRESENT OUR DISTRICT AND DO WHAT WE CAN OUT HERE IN THE WOODS.

CONTINUITY IS GOOD.

YES.

ALL RIGHT.

QUESTION I HAVE IS MY COUNCIL MEMBER DID NOT HAVE TO RUN AGAIN.

I JUST DIDN'T KNOW WHETHER I HAD TO REDO THAT APPLICATION OR NOT.

NOPE, NOPE.

NOPE.

OKAY.

THERE FOR LIFE.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES, ANYBODY? ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS? YEAH.

I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT.

I THINK YOU GUYS, AREN'T GOING TO LIKE IT STARTING NEXT MONTH.

AND WE GO BACK TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS.

WE'LL BE MEETING AT CITY HALL AGAIN.

ARE WE ARE MASKING OR NOT MASKING? NO.

YES, NO.

I MEAN, YOU'RE NOT REQUIRED TO, YOU'RE NOT REQUIRED TO, YOU CAN WEAR ONE IF YOU'D LIKE TO, BUT YOU'RE NOT REQUIRED TO.

OKAY.

JUST AS A CURIOSITY, IS ANYBODY NOT VACCINATED? NO.

SO I THINK WE'RE FINE.

ALL OF US ARE THAT TELLS YOU SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY PRETTY MUCH ARE THE ONES THAT ARE GETTING VACCINATED.

THAT THAT'S, THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES, YOU KNOW? AND I HAD TO DYE MY HAIR WHITE TO GET IN ON THAT EARLY VACCINATION BLONDE AGAIN ANY DAY NOW.

OH, I DO HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT.

I HAVE A NEW EYE.

OH, HOW DID IT GO? IT WENT GOOD.

THE FUNNY THING WAS, THEY SAID EVERYBODY PUTS THOSE BUCKLES IN, BUT NOBODY TAKES THEM OUT CAUSE THEY DON'T EVER HAVE TO COME OUT.

SO THE LE THE GAL THAT THE DOCTOR, BOTH THE TWO DOCTORS THAT WERE INVOLVED IN THE SURGERY, IT WAS THEIR FIRST TIME DOING ONE.

WOW.

SO, BUT IT WENT WELL, ALL THE BUCKLE CAME OUT.

UH, THEY CLEANED UP ALL THE STUFF I SEE BETTER THAN 2020 IN MY RIGHT EYE.

NOW I'M GETTING READY TO HAVE ON HERE AND I HAVE TO SIGN THE PAPERWORK.

SO THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS, AND THEY'RE GOING TO LIFT MY RETINA AND PUT SOME STEM CELLS IN.

OH, GOOD FOR YOU.

IT'S AN EXPERIMENT TO SEE IF THEY CAN STOP THE DETERIORATION IN MY LEFT EYE MACULAR DEGENERATION.

WHAT DO I, YEAH.

RETINAL SURGERY, MAN.

YOU GOTTA GET A SPECIALIST FOR THAT.

DON'T PLAY AROUND WITH KIDS.

NO, IT'S UH, THE IT'S ALL THEY DO, BUT I'M STILL A LITTLE AFRAID.

I WENT FOR HERNIA SURGERY AND DIED.

SO I'VE BEEN REALLY AFRAID OF RETINA SURGERY.

I JUST HAD HERNIA SURGERY TWO WEEKS AGO.

GOD BLESS YOU.

I'VE HAD IT TWICE AND WE'LL NEVER HAVE IT AGAIN.

IT IS AWFUL.

WHAT ARE YOU LIFTING THESE DAYS? CAN YOU TAKE THE MILK OUT OF THE REFRIGERATOR YET? 20 POUNDS IS ALL I CAN LIFT 20 POUNDS.

THEY HAD ME DOWN AT 10 AND STILL, THAT WAS THE FIRST WEEK, 20 YEARS LATER.

IF I HOLD SOMETHING STRAIGHT OUT OVER MAYBE 15 POUNDS, I CAN FEEL THAT THOSE STITCHES PULL IT'S A REAL JOY.

ALL RIGHT.

WE ARE ON TO FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS. AND UNDER THAT'S A STREET PARKING CITY MARSHAL'S OFFICE.

THIS IS CALEB'S HOT BUTTON STREET PARKING.

OKAY.

I'LL CONTINUE REACHING OUT TO, UM, TO THE CD MARSHALL'S OFFICE AND SEE IF WE CAN GET THEM FOR, FOR NEXT MONTH.

I KNOW I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO GET PAULA BRIER ASSESS YOUR, BECAUSE SHE IS ON THE GARLAND STRONGWATER PEOPLE THERE.

AND I THINK THAT SHE WOULD BE REALLY INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THIS TRASH.

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WOULD WE HAVE A RANGE LIKE WE HAVE, SHE REALLY, UH, CONTACTED A COUPLE OF TIMES AND SHE'D BE VERY MUCH WILLING TO, UH, TO SPEAK TO US ABOUT TRASH IN OUR WATER SYSTEM, WHICH, UH, YOU KNOW, THE PROSECUTOR, THERE'S A LOT OF THAT COMING.

I CAN REACH OUT TO HER.

WILL YOU PLEASE? YEAH, OF COURSE.

I GUESS I'LL PUT THAT BEFORE THE, IF EVERYBODY WANTS TO HEAR IT THAN THAT, I CERTAINLY WOULD LIKE TO HEAR WITH, OH, WE HAVEN'T TALKED TO HER THIS YEAR, SO YEAH, LET'S DO IT PARTICULARLY WITH ALL THESE, THE RAINS HAVE BEEN JUST CRAZY.

YEAH.

WELL, IT'S BEEN PUTTING A LOT OF TRASH IN OUR PRIMARILY DUCK CREEK.

ROLLICK QUICK.

SO I USED TO, I USED TO LIVE OVER ON THE SHORES OF EASTERN HILLS AND I HAD A LAKE FRONT LOT.

AND WHEN IT RAN LIKE THIS, THE WHOLE SHORELINE WOULD BE PLASTIC BOTTLES.

I MEAN, JUST EVERYTHING WE'D GO DOWN THERE WITH ALL THE KIDS AND PICK IT UP IN 20 MINUTES LATER, IT'D BE BACK AGAIN.

YOU COULD GET 10 BAGS JUST ON MY LITTLE SECTION RAISING.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, WE HAVE, DO WE HAVE ANY CITIZENS THAT WOULD LIKE