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WELL, GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE FEBRUARY 28TH WORK SESSION FOR THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL. AND YOU MAY NOTICE.

SESSION ROOM FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME.

[INAUDIBLE] THERE WE GO.

[INAUDIBLE].

WELCOME TO THE FEBRUARY 28TH WORK SESSION FOR THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL, AND WE ARE BACK TO WORKING IN OUR WORK SESSION.

AFTER A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME.

SO IT FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK.

IT FEELS A LITTLE WEIRD, BUT IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK.

SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

[1. Public Comments on Work Session Items]

THE FIRST ITEM ON OUR AGENDA ITEM ONE PUBLIC COMMENTS ON WORK SESSION ITEMS. I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE ANYONE REGISTERED TO SPEAK THIS EVENING.

NO. NO. OK. OK.

[2. Consider the Consent Agenda]

WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM TWO CONSIDER THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THIS WILL BE FOR TOMORROW NIGHT.

HAVEN'T HEARD OF ANY ANY ITEMS BEING PULLED FOR CONSIDERATION, BUT OBVIOUSLY IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING WE CAN KNOW AHEAD OF TIME.

AND THAT WILL BRING US TO ITEM THREE WRITTEN BRIEFINGS, ITEM THREE A COVID 19 BRIEFING

[3. Written Briefings]

ITEM THREE B 2021-22 BUDGET AMENDMENT NUMBER TWO.

ITEM THREE C MILLER PARK NORTH PARKING RESTRICTIONS.

ITEM THREE D GARLAND GARLAND AVENUE SPEED LIMIT CHANGE.

ITEM THREE E PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD SPEED LIMIT CHANGE.

ITEM THREE F PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN WINDSOR PARK TWO DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS, I BELIEVE YOU HAD SOME QUESTIONS ON THIS ITEM.

YOU'RE NOW OVER HERE, NOT OVER THERE.

SO OK, OK [INAUDIBLE] OK, GO AHEAD.

GOOD EVENING, MR. [INAUDIBLE] HOW ARE YOU? GOOD.

WELL, I'M LIKE THE MAYOR.

I'M STILL TRYING TO FIND FOR MYSELF, BUT I THINK I CAN REMEMBER I HAD A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS ON THIS.

IF YOU WOULD SHARE WITH THE COUNCIL GIVEN THIS REQUEST FOR TO RESTRICT PARKING BECAUSE OF THE THE LAYOUT OF THIS UNIQUE, RATHER UNIQUE LAYOUT OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

RESTRICTING PARKING ON SEVERAL OF THE FRONT STREETS, RIGHT? RIGHT. AND MY QUESTION IS, WHAT WOULD YOU SHARE WITH THIS? WHAT'S WHAT'S THAT CRITERIA OR OUR STANDARD OF POLICY USED FOR RESTRICTING TOTALLY RESTRICTING USE OF A STREET? AND YOU KNOW, WE DO THE SIGNAGE THING ALL THE TIME YOU WANT TO PARK AT ONE TIME.

WOULD YOU TALK ABOUT IN THIS CASE AS I READ IT, I UNDERSTAND IT THAT THERE'LL BE CERTAIN PLACES ON THE PUBLIC STREET THAT NOBODY WOULD BE ABLE TO PARK.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT.

OK, SO WOULD YOU? MY QUESTION WAS WHAT'S OUR WHAT'S OUR CRITERIA FOR MAKING A DETERMINATION? I RAISE THAT BECAUSE NEIGHBORHOOD PARKING CONGESTION IS A CITYWIDE CHALLENGE.

IT'S BECOME, YOU KNOW, WELL, PARTICULARLY IN THE SOUTHERN SECTOR.

YOU BEEN DOWN THERE.

SO I JUST LIKE TO KNOW AND FOR OUR PUBLIC TO KNOW WHAT WHAT'S WHEN WE GET THESE KINDS OF REQUESTS, WHAT'S THAT CRITERIA THAT WE'RE USING TO MAKE A DETERMINATION THAT A PUBLIC STREET IS SORT OF OFF LIMITS FOR THE REST OF THE PUBLIC AND IN ANY PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOOD? SO CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT, PLEASE? SURE. SO WE WE DON'T HAVE A SPECIFIC, YOU KNOW, POLICY OR PROCEDURE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT THAT THAT THAT ADDRESSES THAT.

BUT BUT WE DO THE TYPICAL WHAT WE NORMALLY DO OUR STANDARD PROCEDURE IS TO.

WELL, WE'LL IT'LL IT'LL BE IN RESPONSE TO A CITIZEN.

A HOMEOWNERS GROUP ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN REALLY JUST ABOUT ANYBODY.

WE'LL CALL IN WITH A A CONCERN ABOUT ABOUT PARKING, A PARKING PROBLEM THAT THEY HAVE.

AND SO THAT'LL PROMPT US TO GO OUT.

WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT IT WILL OBSERVE IT DURING THE TIMES.

HOPEFULLY THAT THAT THEY'RE THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT WILL LEAD TO AND USUALLY A LOT OF DISCUSSION BETWEEN US AND AND THAT INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP.

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IF IF IT'S IF IT'S A HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, WE PRESUME THAT THEY REPRESENT THE NEIGHBORHOOD. SO WE TYPICALLY JUST WORK WITH THEM.

IF IT'S A GROUP OF CITIZENS THAT MAYBE THEY DON'T HAVE A HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION OR IF IT'S OR IF IT'S JUST A, MAYBE THEY DO.

BUT IT'S A DIFFERENT GROUP.

WE'LL WORK WITH THEM DIRECTLY BASED ON WHAT WE SEE AND WHAT THEY'RE WHAT THEY'VE RELAYED TO US AS CONCERNS WE'LL COME TO A CONSENSUS, IF YOU WILL, OF WHAT? WHAT WOULD WHAT WOULD WHAT'S THE WHAT'S THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF RESTRICTIONS THAT WE COULD PUT IN PLACE THAT WILL ADDRESS THE PROBLEM? AND SO THAT'S THAT'S REALLY OUR CRITERIA.

WE TYPICALLY NEVER TRY.

WE TRY TO NEVER RESTRICT PARKING DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF SOMEONE'S HOUSE.

THAT'S THAT'S IT'S JUST VERY UNPOPULAR, OBVIOUSLY, AND VERY RESTRICTIVE TO THE HOMEOWNER.

SO WE TRY NOT TO EVER DO THAT.

THERE'S CASES WHERE WE DO DO THAT AND THEN AND THEN WE GO FORWARD AND THEN AND THEN WE CONTINUE TO MONITOR IT.

IF THINGS CHANGE OR IF THERE'S OTHER COMPLAINTS AS A RESULT OF THAT, THEN WE'LL ADDRESS THOSE AND WE'LL CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION.

OK? THAT YOU, YOU YOU'VE BEEN READING MY NOTES, BUT THAT'S MY NEXT POINT, PARTICULARLY AS IT RELATES TO PARKING AND IN FRONT OF SOMEBODY'S HOUSE.

I, YOU KNOW, I GUESS I GET THOSE CALLS AND HAVE THIS CONVERSATION WITH PEOPLE ALL THE TIME AND IT'S A PUBLIC STREET.

I MEAN, THAT'S THAT'S, YOU KNOW, I HAVE FOLKS PARKED IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE.

ALL RIGHT. I DON'T KNOW THEM, BUT THEY'RE, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, I APPROACHED THEM ONE ON.

ONE, IN A RESPECTFUL MANNER, AND USUALLY MOST PEOPLE WILL, BUT BUT NEVER FROM WITH THE, YOU KNOW, HEAVY FIST OR HEAVY HAND POSTURE.

BUT PEOPLE DO IT ALL THE TIME.

AND I KNOW IN MY DISTRICT AND I'M SURE IN OTHER AREAS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT A PULL UP RESIDENTS OR FAMILY OR SOMEBODY WILL PULL UP IN THAT PART.

AND YOU KNOW, THE PARK THERE AND THE PARK GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION, YOU KNOW, THEY WON'T PART, YOU KNOW.

SO THAT'S WHY I RAISED THIS.

IF THIS QUESTION, WHEN THIS QUESTION COMES UP, LET'S SAY WE DON'T HAVE ANY THRESHOLD OR CRITERIA THAT SAYS HOW MANY NEIGHBORS WE WOULD NEED TO RAISE TO RAISE THIS ISSUE, WHAT THE IMPACT WOULD HAVE ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND WE'VE GOT BOTH. WE'VE GOT ORGANIZED NEIGHBORHOODS AND WE'VE GOT A LOT OF NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE NOT THAT DON'T HAVE FORMAL ORGANIZATIONS, IT'S JUST PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS.

SO MY QUESTION TO YOU, PAUL, DO YOU DO YOU THINK IT WOULD SERVE US TO PERHAPS MOVING FORWARD TAKE A LOOK AT LOOKING AT ASSIST, AND I DON'T THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE THE LAST REQUEST LIKE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET THAT MOVING FORWARD THAT THAT WE MAY TAKE A LOOK AT LOOKING AT SOME CRITERIA FOR MAKING DECISIONS FOR LIMITING PARKING IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS ON PUBLIC STREETS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT OTHER CITIES ARE DOING WITH THIS ISSUE, BUT WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS, DO YOU THINK? BECAUSE WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR IS CONSISTENCY.

AND IF WE GET ANOTHER REQUEST NEXT MONTH FROM SOMEBODY WHO WHO'S WHO'S WHO'S NOT AND AND I WILL MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR, I HAVE NO OBJECTIONS TO THIS REQUEST.

I'M JUST LOOKING MOVING FORWARD.

AS FAR AS THESE REQUESTS, WE GET ADDITIONAL REQUESTS.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO TREAT THOSE REQUESTS? SO DO YOU THINK THAT WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON PERHAPS LOOKING AT AT SOME TOOL THAT WE COULD USE AND SHARE WITH NEIGHBORS WHEN THEY RAISED THIS QUESTION, WE COULD SAY, WELL, X, Y AND Z. THIS IS SORT OF THE STANDARD OR THIS IS SORT OF THE THRESHOLDS.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WE LOOK AT.

SO THE PUBLIC WOULD KNOW WHEN THESE DECISIONS ARE MADE.

THE QUESTION IS, HOW IS THIS DECISION MADE? YOUR THOUGHTS, PLEASE.

WE CAN. CERTAINLY IT WOULD PROBABLY BE HELPFUL TO HAVE SOME GUIDELINES.

ONE OF THE ONE OF THE PROBLEMS AND REALLY THAT WE EVEN HAVE IS EVERY SITUATION IS A

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LITTLE DIFFERENT. AND THERE'S AND THERE'S, YOU KNOW, AS MANY SITUATIONS, DIFFERENT SITUATIONS AS THERE ARE STREETS AND, YOU KNOW, COMBINATIONS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF PARKING USES. SO IT WOULD BE IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO PRESCRIBE A CERTAIN PATH TO AS TO WHAT'S ALLOWABLE, WHAT'S NOT.

I WOULD WANT TO LEAVE IT FAIRLY OPEN, BUT IT WOULD BE, I THINK, GOOD TO HAVE.

WE CAN, WE CAN WE CAN GO THROUGH AND WE COULD LIST THE CRITERIA THAT WE USE NOW AND SPELL THAT OUT. AND WE COULD CERTAINLY DO THAT.

AND THAT MIGHT BE THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE HELPFUL FOR FOR THE PUBLIC AS WE GO FORWARD TO MAKE SURE WE DO WE.

THAT'S ONE OF THE PRIMARY THINGS THAT WE DO IS TO TRY TO KEEP THINGS FAIR ACROSS THE CITY AND APPLY THE SAME STANDARD TO EVERYONE.

SO THAT'S THAT'S ONE OF OUR MANDATES OF WHAT WE DO, BUT WE CAN, SO WE CAN CERTAINLY SPELL THAT OUT. YES, SIR, I APPRECIATE THAT AND I'D LIKE TO SEE YOU GO AHEAD AND SPELL THAT OUT AND MAKE THAT INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, YOU KNOW, USING ALL THE TOOLS THAT WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, TO TO PUBLICIZE THINGS.

BUT I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO SEE THAT.

I THINK THAT THAT WILL SERVE OUR PUBLIC WELL.

OK, OK. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. SO COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND I'VE GOT TO YOU MAY HAVE TO JUST KEEP ME ON TRACK.

I'M DOING THE RIGHT THING HERE, OK, BECAUSE I THINK AT THIS POINT, I APPRECIATE WHAT DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS HAS JUST ASKING YOU.

AND THAT IS THAT WE HAVE SOME TYPE OF STANDARD BY WHICH WE WOULD RECOGNIZE THIS IS WHAT WE WILL DO WITH THE STREET AND WE WILL NOT DO WITH IT.

AT THE SAME TIME, I THINK THAT, YES, YOU ARE WE ALL GOING TO GET.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO GET ALL KINDS OF REQUESTS AS IT RELATES TO PARKING.

AND IT JUST SEEMS TO ME THAT EACH ONE OF THESE ARE GOING TO BE AN INDIVIDUAL SITUATION.

IT'S GOING TO HAVE ITS OWN MERITS.

IT'S GOING TO HAVE ITS OWN QUESTIONS, ANSWERS AS TO CAN WE DO IT? CAN WE NOT DO IT? WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE.

AND SO I'M LOOKING HERE AT THE NOTES AS IT RELATES TO THIS PARTICULAR REQUEST.

AND I SEE THAT WHAT THE HOA IS ASKING IS THAT WE PREVENT PARKING ON ONE SIDE OF THE ROAD, PRIMARILY BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY SIDE OF THE ROAD THAT THERE IS PARKING.

AND THE REST OF THE PARKING IS IN THE CENTER RIGHT? RIGHT, WHICH IS WHICH IS WHERE PEOPLE SHOULD BE PARKING RIGHT.

THERE'S ACTUAL PARKING SPACES IN THE CENTER.

THERE ARE THE ACTUAL PARK PARKING PLACES IN THIS CENTER.

AND WHAT THEY'RE ASKING IS TO ELIMINATE THE PARKING IN FRONT OF THE HOUSES ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.

BECAUSE WHAT'S HAPPENING THE HOMES HAVE PARKING SPACES FOR PEOPLE TO PARK IN THEIR HOMES ALREADY. AND WHAT'S TAKING PLACE IS AUTOMOBILES ARE NOW STARTING TO PARK ON THE RIGHT SIDE WHERE THE CAR IS ALREADY PARKED.

SOME ARE ACTUALLY PARKING ON THE SIDEWALK, IN THE YARDS AND SO ON AND SO FORTH, AND NOT USING THE DESIGNATED PARKING.

CORRECT? CORRECT.

AND THAT BEING THE CASE, THE HOA HAS LIVED WITH THIS FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND HAVING LIVED WITH IT, THEY ARE COMING NOW AND THEY'RE ASKING, HEY, WE WANT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO BE SAFE. WE WANT IT TO BE IN SUCH A MANNER THAT, YOU KNOW, AT LEAST A PARKING CAN.

AND AGAIN, I'M NOT DEBATING IT PRESENTLY.

WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO IS GET A REAL UNDERSTANDING OF WHY THE HOA IS ASKING FOR THIS, OK, BECAUSE I THINK THAT WITH EACH ONE OF US, YOU'RE RIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THESE TO COME TO US, AND EACH TIME WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ASK THE QUESTION, WHY ARE THEY ASKING FOR THIS? I TRULY BELIEVE THAT, OK? AND THEN YOU WENT OUT, YOU TALKED WITH THE WITH THEM AND THEN YOU COME BACK AND YOU SAY, HEY, I THINK THAT THEY'RE RIGHT.

WE NEED TO HAVE THIS. IS THAT CORRECT? YES. OK.

SO THAT BEING THE CASE, YES, I DO AGREE THAT WE DO NEED TO HAVE SOMETHING THAT'S STANDARDIZED, BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW STANDARDIZED YOU CAN MAKE IT WHEN IT COMES TO EACH ONE OF THESE ARE GOING TO BE A SEPARATE IN A DIFFERENT SITUATION.

CAN YOU RESPOND? YEAH, I THINK I THINK THAT'S I THINK HE'S LAID IT OUT PRETTY WELL.

AND I JUST I THINK THAT'S MY A LITTLE BIT OF MY CONCERN OF MAKING ANY KIND OF BLANKET STATEMENTS OF WHAT WE WILL OR WON'T DO.

BECAUSE UP UNTIL UP UNTIL I CAME TO THIS, THIS ONE AND BECAME AWARE OF EXACTLY THE UNIQUE SITUATION HERE THERE'S WE'RE WE'RE BANNING PARKING ON REALLY THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD.

I MEAN, I MEAN, NOT NOT EVERYTHING IN THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT AN EXTENSIVE AMOUNT OF RESTRICTIONS, WHICH I DON'T.

IF YOU WOULD HAVE ASKED ME THREE MONTHS AGO IF I WOULD HAVE EVER DONE THAT, I WOULD SAY, NO, WE WOULD. WE'LL NEVER DO THAT.

BUT THIS IS A VERY UNIQUE SITUATION AND THEY HAVE PARKING PLACES THERE FOR PEOPLE TO PARK

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IN. SO WE'RE NOT MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE A PLACE TO PARK.

SO THAT'S MY CONCERN WITH WITH HAVING JUST BLANKET STATEMENTS OF WHAT WE WILL AND WON'T DO BECAUSE THERE ARE UNIQUE SITUATIONS THAT COME UP.

SO THAT'S I MEAN, THAT'S YEAH, THIS SITUATION THERE'S THE STREETS ARE TWENTY FOUR FEET WIDE AS COMPARED TO OUR NORMAL TWENTY SEVEN FOOT WIDE STREETS.

SO WITHOUT BANNING PARKING IT, IT IS REALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY VEHICLE TO GET THROUGH WHEN THERE'S PARKING ON BOTH SIDES.

SO I BRING THIS TO BRING THIS FORWARD TO YOU BECAUSE I I KNOW THAT HOPEFULLY WE'RE BEING TELEVISED EACH TIME AND THE COMMUNITY IS OBSERVING THEY ARE WATCHING.

AND SO THE QUESTION THEN BECOMES, YOU KNOW, WELL, WHY WERE THEY ABLE TO GET IT? AND WE CAN'T GET IT.

I MEAN, WE NEED WE NEED SOME RESTRICTIVE PARKING AND WE NEED THIS AND THE OTHER.

AND I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE PUBLIC KNOW THAT THE CONSTITUENTS RECOGNIZE THAT EACH ONE OF THESE SITUATIONS HAS TO REALLY STAND ON ITS OWN MERIT.

AND THAT IS, WE MAKE OUR DECISIONS BASED ON INFORMATION WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO US.

AND AS A RESULT OF THAT, IT TAKES A PROCESS.

AND I THINK YOU LAID THAT OUT.

WE COME TO YOU, THE COMMUNITY COMES TO YOU OR THEY COME TO ME IN THIS CASE, WHAT THEY DID AND WE LISTENED TO THEM.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE DO HEAR OUR HMO, OUR OUR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS, THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE A MUCH BETTER WAY OF LIFE IN THEIR COMMUNITY.

AND ONCE THEY COME TO US, WE CALL YOU.

YOU WENT OUT, YOU TALKED WITH THEM.

YOU TOOK A LOOK AT THE SITUATION AND YOU COME BACK WITH THE RECOMMENDATION.

AND AS A RESULT OF THAT, FOR ME, YOUR MY SUPPORT GROUP, YOU'RE MY BACK OFFICE, YOU'RE THE GUY THAT I LISTEN TO.

AND I THINK THAT IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE PUBLIC RECOGNIZE THAT'S THE PROCESS THAT WE GO THROUGH IN ORDER TO HAVE THESE EVALUATIONS.

SO WITH THAT, MR. MAYOR, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I DON'T WANT TO SPEND A LOT IF NOBODY REALLY DISAGREES WITH IT, I DON'T REALLY THINK THAT WE NEED TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON THIS AND LEVERAGE IT INTO A LONG DISCUSSION ABOUT PARKING POLICY.

IF SOMEONE WANTS TO PUT IT INTO THE TIM COMMITTEE WE'LL GLADLY CONSIDER IT AND DISCUSS IT THERE AND BRING IT BACK TO THE COUNCIL.

BUT MY GENERAL TAKE ON IT IS THAT BECAUSE THESE THINGS ARE SO HYPER SPECIFIC THAT I DON'T THINK STAFF SHOULD SPEND A LOT OF TIME CREATING A POLICY BEYOND WHAT YOU ALREADY STATED, WHICH IS WE REALLY DON'T LIKE TO RESTRICT PARKING OTHER THAN WHEN TRULY NEEDED INTO THE BARE MINIMUM. SO IT'S MY TAKE.

BUT IF ANYONE AT THE END OF TODAY WANTS TO PUT SOMETHING INTO TIM WE'LL GLADLY MORE FULLY FLESH IT OUT. BUT BEYOND THAT, I TOTALLY SUPPORT DOING THAT IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

GOOD JOB. THANKS, MAYOR.

THANKS, SIR. ALL RIGHT.

WE WILL MOVE ON.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS, OK.

SINCE SINCE I SINCE SINCE I SINCE I STARTED THIS [INAUDIBLE] WELL, I'LL NEED IT.

AND PAUL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT.

I THINK I SAID SAID AT THE OUTSET THAT I MY MY QUESTIONS FOR YOU WAS IN NO WAY INDICATING THAT I WAS IN OPPOSITION TO WHAT THEY WERE DOING.

SO I DON'T MAKE THAT CLEAR.

I WOULD LIKE I WOULD LIKE FOR THIS TO GO INTO TERMS, OUR COMMITTEE MAYOR AND LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT IT. WE MAY COME OUT WITH, I DON'T KNOW, WE MAY COME UP, WE MAY COME UP WITH NOTHING. WE MAY COME BACK TO WHAT WE ARE TONIGHT.

BUT AT LEAST, I THINK FOR OUR CONSTITUENTS, BECAUSE WHEN THE QUESTION AS HOW DID YOU DO THAT, THEN YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT TO HAVE THE ANSWER.

YOU KNOW, HOW, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW AND THAT'S AND TO TO THE FOLKS ASKING THE QUESTION, IT'S A REAL QUESTION BECAUSE AGAIN, THE THE CONGESTION ISSUE.

SO HOPEFULLY IN COMMITTEE, WE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT IT, WHATEVER WE COME OUT OF IT.

BUT I WANTED YOU TO BE AWARE OF IT.

AND THE THING THAT I DIDN'T MENTION TO YOU, THE OTHER QUESTION THAT MAYOR WAS THE ENFORCEMENT. THAT WAS MY SECOND QUESTION, PAUL.

IF ONCE THIS IS PUT IN PLACE, WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCEMENT, THE CITY OR THE HOA? THEY'RE CITY STREETS SO IT WOULD BE CITY ENFORCEMENT.

OK. ALL RIGHT.

OK. THAT'S OK.

ALL RIGHT. OK, LET'S WRAP UP, MAYOR, THAT'S WHAT I PREFER.

IF WE COULD REFER TO COMMITTEE AND WE TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

WE'LL GET TO THAT DOWN THE LINE.

OK, THANKS. ALL RIGHT.

EXCUSE ME. ALL RIGHT.

THAT WILL MOVE US TO ITEM THREE G PROJECT SPECIFIC AGREEMENT WITH DALLAS COUNTY FOR GARLAND AVENUE UNDERPASS TRAIL.

ITEM THREE H PROJECT SPECIFIC AGREEMENT WITH DALLAS COUNTY FOR THE NAAMAN FOREST CONNECTION TRAIL.

ITEM THREE I PROJECT SPECIFIC AGREEMENT WITH DALLAS COUNTY FOR DUCK CREEK AUDUBON TRAIL.

ITEM THREE J PERMANENT UTILITY EASEMENT WITH NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT AT LOU

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HOUGH PARK.

ITEM THREE K POLICE CONTACT DATA REPORT 2021.

ITEM THREE L CANCELING THE ELECTION FOR UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES IN DISTRICTS ONE AND FOUR.

ITEM THREE M NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION.

ITEM THREE N BOND REFUNDING GENERAL OBLIGATION, COMMERCIAL PAPER NOTES AND CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION.

AND LAST ITEM THREE O BOND REFUNDING WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM REVENUE, REFUNDING BONDS AND COMMERCIAL PAPER NOTES.

ALL RIGHT. EXCUSE ME, THAT WILL MOVE US ON TO ITEM FOUR FOR VERBAL BRIEFINGS.

[4A. LED Streetlight Conversion Project Update]

ITEM FOUR A LED STREETLIGHT CONVERSION PROJECT UPDATE.

I'M THE DISTRIBUTION DIRECTOR FOR GP&L THIS IS CLIFF YORK.

HE'S THE DISTRIBUTION ADMINISTRATOR.

CLIFF'S BEEN OVERSEEING THE LED CONVERSION PROJECT FOR PROBABLY ABOUT THE PAST FIVE PLUS YEARS. AND SO WE'RE GOING TO WALK YOU THROUGH WHAT'S THE REMAINDER AND THE TIMELINE FOR THE PROJECT AND WHAT THE BUDGET LOOKS LIKE FOR THE PROJECT.

I DID BRING IT WITH ME, THOUGH.

SO LET ME GET THIS ON THERE.

IT NEVER FAILS. WHERE'S THE CAP? IT SHOULD PULL UP.

BUT AS YOU KNOW, WE'RE KIND OF GETTING TO THE END OF THE PROJECT.

THIS IS OUR LAST YEAR THAT WE'VE GOT SLATED FOR IT, SO WE'RE KIND OF EXCITED ABOUT IT.

WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF LED LIGHTS OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, SO I'LL LET CLIFF, TAKE IT OVER FROM HERE. MAYOR COUNCIL, THIS IS OUR UPDATE OF THE GP&L LED PROJECT.

WE'LL START BY GOING THROUGH JUST KIND OF A SUMMARY OF WHERE WE ARE TODAY OR WHERE WE WERE AT DECEMBER OF 2021 AND THEN WE'LL GO THROUGH A SHORT TIMELINE AS TO THE REMAINDER OF THE PROJECT. WE ARE CURRENTLY IN YEAR SIX OF SEVEN.

SO WE'RE ALMOST ACROSS THE FINISH LINE.

SO OVERALL, MEDIUM LIGHT COUNTS, WE'RE AT FIVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND TWELVE AND OUR AND OUR RESIDENTIAL WE'RE AT TEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE, WHICH BRINGS OUR TOTAL TO SIXTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SEVEN LIGHTS THAT THAT GP&L CONTROLS IN THE CITY OF GARLAND.

AS OF DECEMBER 2021, WE HAVE CHANGED OUT THIRTEEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND ELEVEN, WHICH PUTS US AT ABOUT EIGHTY TWO PERCENT COMPLETE.

ORIGINALLY IN 2014-2015, WHEN WE CAME UP WITH THE BUDGET, WE WERE JUST OVER NINETEEN MILLION, ALMOST EIGHT, ALMOST TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS.

AND BASED ON OUR PROJECTIONS NOW, WE'RE PROBABLY JUST OVER EIGHTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS, I'M SORRY, EIGHTEEN MILLION THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SEVEN THOUSAND .

I WISH IT WAS EIGHTEEN THOUSAND. WOW.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU DID TO KEEP IT UP.

REALLY GOOD ON THAT ONE.

OH, RIGHT WHERE THE PROJECT STANDS RIGHT NOW, YOU'LL NOTICE ON THE MAP ALL THE GREEN AREA HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO LED LIGHTS THAT THAT IS THE THIRTEEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND ELEVEN LIGHTS.

WHERE WE LOOK TO FINISH THIS NEXT YEAR IS IN THE YELLOW PORTION WE HAVE AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THE TYPO.

IT IS SIX HUNDRED AND EIGHTY NINE MEDIAN LIGHTS, ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SEVEN RESIDENTIAL LIGHTS, WHICH BRINGS OUR TOTAL TO JUST TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY SIX LIGHTS LEFT.

THAT'S ALSO INCLUDING SOME KEY AREAS THAT WE LOOKED AT AS EXTRA PROJECTS THAT WOULD HAVE EXTENDED INTO 2023.

THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN I-30 THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ALONG THE SERVICE ROAD OF GEORGE BUSH AND THEN ALONG HIGHWAY 78, WE JUST DECIDED TO LUMP THEM ALL IN TOGETHER AND LET'S GET DONE

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WITH THIS PROJECT. SO WITH THAT, I KNOW THAT WAS QUICK.

ANY QUESTIONS? COMING TO THE END OF IT, SO.

ALL RIGHT. MAYOR PRO TEM HEDRICK.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR, AND THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS PRESENTATION.

I KNOW I'VE BEEN GET A LOT OF QUESTIONS BECAUSE MY DISTRICT IS LARGER THAN THAT NORTHERN PORTION AND WE HAVEN'T SEEN AS MANY LIGHTS AS WHEN PEOPLE DRIVE SOUTH.

SO IT SEEMS TO BE THAT YOU'RE FOCUSING MAINLY ON THE MEDIAN LIGHTS BEFORE RESIDENTIAL.

IS THAT TRUE? THAT IS CORRECT.

OK. AND THAT'S HOW THE PROGRAM WAS ORIGINALLY SET UP IN 2015 WAS WITH THE MEDIAN LIGHTS FIRST, AND THEN WE WERE ASKED TO ADD ON THE RESIDENTIAL AFTER THAT.

THEY KIND OF FOLLOWED A YEAR BEHIND.

THAT MAKES SENSE BECAUSE I'VE SEEN A LOT OF THAT DRIVING ON THE MAIN THOROUGHFARES LED ALREADY. ANOTHER QUESTION I GET ALSO IS THAT I HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAS DECORATIVE LIGHTS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY FUNDS THAT WERE PAID FOR YEARS AGO.

AND IT SEEMS NOW THERE'S A STANDARD LIGHT STAND THAT IS WITH THE LED LIGHTS, AND I WONDER IF THEY CAN HAVE THAT DECORATIVE LIGHT STAND, DECORATIVE, LIKE DECORATIVE POLES IN THE HEAD, AND ALL THAT WILL REMAIN THE SAME.

WE'RE BASICALLY GOING TO CHANGE OUT JUST TO LUMINAIRE INSIDE, AND IT'LL GO FROM THE HIGH PRESSURE SODIUM LUMINAIRE THAT'S INSIDE.

WE'LL REPLACE ALL THOSE PIECES WITH A LED KIT THAT WE PURCHASE AND PUT INSIDE THERE.

OK, THAT'S GOOD. SO THE LIGHT PRETTY MUCH STAYS THE SAME.

RIGHT, RIGHT? CHANGING FROM THAT YELLOW LIGHT, THOUGH, TO THE CHANGE FROM THE YELLOW LIGHT TO THE WHITE LIGHT? YES, SIR.

THAT'S THAT'S GOOD HERE. THEY REALLY WANTED TO KEEP THEIR ESPECIALLY SINCE IT'S PAID THROUGH THE ABSOLUTE TOTALITY FUND.

SO VERY GOOD.

AND ONE MORE QUESTION I HAD IS THAT SOMETIMES WE HAVE SOME LIGHTS THAT ALREADY BEEN CONVERTED TO LED IN THE RESIDENTIAL AND THEY START STROBING.

WHO DO THEY TALK TO OR WHO DO THEY CALL? YOU NEED TO CALL THE STREET LIGHT OUTAGE NUMBER, IT'S ON THE GP&L WEBSITE.

THERE'S ALSO AN EMAIL THAT THE ADDRESS THAT THEY CAN SEND IN TO AS WELL.

AND THAT'LL GO DIRECTLY TO OUR ENGINEERING GROUP AND WILL IMMEDIATELY CREATE A WORK ORDER TO HAVE SOMEBODY GO OUT THERE AND FIX IT.

USUALLY, IF IT'S A STROBING LED LIGHTS, WHAT WE FOUND OUT OVER THE YEARS, IT'S SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE NEUTRAL CONNECTION OF THAT LIGHT.

IT'S EITHER BAD OR IT'S NOT MAKING GOOD CONTACT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

WE'LL GO OUT THERE AND FIX THE NEUTRAL, AND IT USUALLY STOPS THAT STROBING EFFECT.

OK. IT'S GOOD TO KNOW BECAUSE THEY ALSO, IN ADDITION, CALL IT DO AN ASSIST REQUEST THAT THEY CAN DO THAT. YES.

OK, GOOD. YEAH, THAT'D BE GREAT, TOO AS WELL, BECAUSE THAT GETS TO US ON THOSE LIGHTS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

VERY GOOD. AND THEN ALSO SOMETIMES THE LIGHT ITSELF GOES TO A PURPLE.

THAT'S THE IT'S A COATING ON THE LEDS.

CLIFF CAN TELL YOU ABOUT THAT.

I'VE HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE LOOKING THROUGH THAT TO MY ATTENTION.

MANUFACTURERS ARE AWARE OF IT.

IT IS A WARRANTY ITEM.

AS SOON AS WE WE NOTICE ONE, WE TAKE IT DOWN.

WE SEND IT BACK TO THEM AND THEY REPLACE IT WITH WITH A BRAND NEW ONE.

BUT IT IS A COATING THAT GOES OVER THE LED LIGHTS THAT ALLOWS IT TO HAVE THE WHITE LIGHT EFFECT AND WHEN THAT COATING FALLS OFF OR FLAKES OFF BECAUSE OF A DEFECT, THEN IT TURNS TO THAT BLUISH PURPLE COLOR.

AND SO OK.

COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I ACTUALLY JUST HAD A A CONSTITUENT REACH OUT TO ME ON SATURDAY AT NIGHT AND SAID, HEY, WITH THE OLD STREETLIGHTS WE HAD, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF LIGHT POLLUTION AND THESE LEDS ARE MORE TARGETED. BUT ONE OF THE DOWNSIDES OF THAT IS A LOT OF OUR BUS STOPS AT NIGHT AREN'T GETTING THE LIGHTING LEVELS THAT THEY USED TO.

DO WE HAVE OPTIONS AS FAR AS EITHER BRIGHTER LIGHTS TARGETING THE LIGHT SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT? OR WOULD WE COME TO YOU GUYS AND ASK FOR SUPPLEMENTAL LIGHTING FOR THOSE TYPES OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE? PROBABLY THE BEST SOLUTION FOR THAT IS JUST YOU CAN GET A HOLD OF OUR ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT. STILL ON THAT SAME GP&L STREET LOT WEB PAGE IS ALL THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR OUR ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT AND CALL IN THERE AND REQUEST THEM TO DO A LIGHTING SURVEY OF THE AREA. AND IF THEY GO OUT THERE AND THERE'S A STREET LIGHT POLE THAT'S CLOSE ENOUGH TO WHERE WE CAN JUST UPGRADE TO LUMINAIRE TO NEXT SIZE UP, AND IT WOULD PROVIDE ADEQUATE LIGHTING, AND THAT'S PROBABLY THE EASIEST OPTION.

BUT IF THAT DOESN'T FIX IT, AND THEN WE COULD START LOOKING AT, WHAT DO WE NEED TO ADD ANOTHER LIGHT IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD TO PROVIDE THE LIGHTING THAT'S NEEDED.

GOT IT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. AND ALSO, SO WHAT I'M TRYING TO REMEMBER THIS PROGRAM'S BEEN GOING ON IN THE NON GP&L SERVICE AREAS.

THE CONVERSION NON-CORE, NON-CORE AREAS, NON-CORE HAS NOT GIVEN US ANY INDICATION OF WHAT THEIR PLANS ARE FOR CONVERTING THOSE AREAS OVER TO LED LIGHTS.

OKAY. I CAN'T SPEAK ON THAT.

THAT MIGHT BE A MR. YOUNG QUESTION. I KNEW THAT WAS I KNEW THAT HAD BEEN DISCUSSED AS WE AS WE WENT INTO THIS PROGRAM. BUT THANK YOU.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

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I SEE NONE. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU. WE'RE ALMOST THERE.

YES, SIR. THAT BRINGS US TO ITEM FOUR B CONSIDER OFFICIAL NAMING OF SKATE PARK FACILITY

[4B. Consider Official Naming of Skatepark Facility within Rick Oden Park]

WITHIN RICK ODEN PARK, MR. HESSER. ANY QUESTIONS? [LAUGHTER] NICE TRY, THOUGH THAT WAS.

SORRY, I'M SORRY THAT WAS GOOD, BUT YOU ALMOST HAD US.

SO AS I MENTIONED IN THE PACKET DURING SOME THE FLURRY OF OTHER FACILITY NAMING'S, THE GARLAND SKATEPARK PARK WAS THE ADOPTED NAME FOR THE SKATE PARK WITHIN RICK ODEN PARK.

SO SINCE THAT TIME, SOME OTHER IDEAS HAVE BEEN KICKED AROUND.

THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE UNIQUE, A LITTLE MORE MARKETABLE, A LITTLE MORE FLASHY THAT WE COULD GET OUT THERE AND STILL MARKET THE CITY BECAUSE IT IS UNIQUE.

IT'S THE SECOND LARGEST IN THE IN THE STATE AND I BELIEVE SIXTH MAYBE SEVENTH LARGEST IN THE COUNTRY. SO THAT IS WORTH MARKETING.

SO WE WOULD CERTAINLY WELCOME ANY ANY FEEDBACK ON PURSUING THAT ANY FURTHER.

OKAY. COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN.

[INAUDIBLE] THOUGHT I WAS ON MIC ON, COME ON, THERE WE GO AND COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE, SPECIFICALLY MR. HESSER AND I WERE HAVING A DISCUSSION THAT IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE A NAME THAT WAS A LITTLE MORE MARKETABLE THAN SOMETHING THAT'S JUST THE GARLAND SKATE PARK.

AND WE BANDIED ABOUT A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT NAMES AND THE ONE WE CAME UP WITH AND IT.

AND ALTHOUGH I KNOW I HAD VERY, QUITE A NUMBER OF REALLY GOOD ONES, THE BEST ONE THAT CAME WAS COME UP WITH WAS WAS ONE OF THE MR. HESSER CAME UP WITH, WHICH WAS THE GARLAND BONEYARD.

AND WE ALL LAUGHED.

I HOPE THERE'S SOME MORE DETAILS.

THERE IS MORE. THERE IS WHAT WE'RE WAITING FOR.

THERE IS MORE DETAIL COMING.

BUT BUT WE THOUGHT IT HAD KIND OF A LOT OF ZIP AND MARKETABILITY AND NOT QUITE AS BORING AS, YOU KNOW, LIKE LIKE, I GET SKATEBOARD LESSONS FOR MY GIRLS AND ANTICIPATION OF THE PARK OPENING. WE WERE UP AT THE GAIL NESBITT SKATE PARK AND I DON'T KNOW, IT JUST SEEMS TO THE BONE YARD AND AND AND I DON'T KNOW AS MUCH ABOUT SKATEBOARDING, APPARENTLY AS MR. HESSER DOES, BUT HE CAN TELL YOU THAT THAT THAT THE BONE WAS CALLED THE THE BONE LISTED SO BASIC, YOU KNOW, SKATE TRICK THAT YOU LEARN EARLY AS THE BONELESS AND THERE'S A LOT OF OTHER VERNACULAR THAT GOES ALONG WITH WITH THAT PARTICULAR THEME.

SO IT SEEMED TO BE ONE OF SEVERAL IDEAS THAT WERE BANDIED ABOUT, BUT THAT WOULD SEEM TO GET A LITTLE TRACTION. AND SO THAT'S KIND OF THE ONE THAT THAT I'D LIKE TO PUT FORWARD, OR THAT ANDY AND I TALKED ABOUT PUTTING FORWARD AS A NAME FOR THE PARK MOVING FORWARD AND THAT IT HAVE A LITTLE ZIP TO IT.

IT WOULD BE UNIQUE.

THIS IS GOING TO BE A UNIQUE PARK.

IT IS GOING. IT WILL STILL HAVE GARLAND IN THE NAME, WHICH I THINK IS IMPORTANT, BUT IT WILL BE IT'LL BE DEFINITELY A UNIQUE, UNIQUE NAME IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN MY RESEARCH SHOWED THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE THE SIXTH LARGEST SKATE PARK IN THE UNITED STATES, AND I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING TO BE REALLY PROUD OF.

AND SO I THINK IT'D BE GREAT IF WE COULD GET PEOPLE OUT THERE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO USE SKATE PARK TOURISM.

I CERTAINLY LEARNED THAT WHEN WE HAD OUR FIRST COUPLE OF MEETINGS ABOUT THE SKATE PARK, AND SO I'D LOVE TO BE ABLE TO TELL PEOPLE TO COME, COME SKATE THE GARLAND BONE YARD.

SO THANK YOU, MAYOR.

OK. COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I LIKE THE BONE YARD.

AT THE SAME TIME, I WAS SITTING HERE THINKING, HAVE YOU INCLUDED OUR YOUNG PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO BE USING IT? HAVE YOU INCLUDED THEM IN THE DISCUSSION OF WHAT TO NAME IT? I CAN ANSWER THAT, PLEASE.

ALL RIGHT, GO AHEAD. I'VE HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH A COUPLE OF THE SKATERS WHO WILL BE USING IT IN THE SKATERS. SOME OF THE SKATERS MOMS, AND NOBODY'S OFFENDED BY IT.

LIKE NONE OF THE MOMS WERE OFFENDED BY IT.

AND A LOT OF THE SKATERS THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY COOL.

AND AS YOU AS YOU MAY KNOW, WE'VE ACTUALLY HAD THE PARK IS NOT OFFICIALLY OPEN, IT'S NOT OPEN AT ALL.

YET THERE'S THERE'S SO MUCH DESIRE TO USE THE PARK THAT WE'VE HAD TO PUT SOME RESOURCES OUT THERE TO KEEP, KEEP PEOPLE FROM FROM USING IT.

BUT THE FOLKS WHO I MIGHT HAVE TALKED TO, A FEW PEOPLE WHO MIGHT HAVE SKATED AT THE PARK AT SOME POINT IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS AND THEY REALLY LOVE IT.

THEY LOVE THE PARK, THEY LOVE THE NAME.

THEY THINK IT IS GOING.

THEY BELIEVE IT IS GOING TO BE BY FAR THE TOP PARK, TOP PLACE TO SKATE IN THE METROPLEX,

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SO EVERYONE SEEMS PRETTY GOOD WITH IT SO FAR.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT. LET'S SEE HERE.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. THIS QUESTION TO MR. HESSER AND PROBABLY TO COUNCILMAN AUBIN.

I LIKE THE BONEYARD.

OR ARE YOU GOING TO PUT A MARQUEE OUT THERE TO TELL THE REST OF US A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT THE WHO ARE NOT SCAPE EXPRESSION, NOT THOSE OF TRYING TO DESCRIBE WHAT THIS IS ABOUT WITH THIS NAME? WHAT DO YOU WHAT DO YOU SEE SO THAT IF WE BRING VISITORS, WE'LL KIND OF KNOW OTHER THAN JUST A SLOGAN.

AT THIS POINT, WE ARE KIND OF IN A HOLDING PATTERN FOR WHERE THE SIGNAGE DECISIONS WILL BE MADE FOR THE REMAINING STRUCTURES OUT THERE.

SO WHETHER IT'S ON A SIGN OR A STRUCTURE, THE PAVILION IS YET TO BE DETERMINED, BUT THAT OPPORTUNITIES KIND OF IMMINENT.

OK, I RAISE THAT POINT BECAUSE YOU SAID THERE WERE SOME TERMS THAT WE COULDN'T USE AND THAT, YOU KNOW, SOME TERMS THAT WERE THAT COULDN'T BE PUT IN A PRINT ON A PRINTED SIGN, RIGHT? ALL RIGHT.

WE JUST HAD WE HAD NONE THAT WERE PROFANE THAT I RECALL, BUT WE HAD A LOT THAT THAT WERE PERHAPS NOT AS GOOD AS SOME OF THE OTHERS.

AND AND YOU KNOW, I'D BE, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT WE'LL FIND A LOT OF WAYS ONCE WE GET THE PARK OPEN TO TO MARKET IT AND BRING PEOPLE THERE AND EDUCATE THEM ABOUT THE PARK.

JUST JUST ON MY OWN VERY LIMITED EXPERIENCE AND SEEING, THE OTHER PARK WHERE MY GIRLS HAVE HAVE BEEN TAKING LESSONS AND STUFF, I THINK THE GARLAND PARK CAN BE FAR SUPERIOR.

AND YOU KNOW, AND IF THERE ARE, THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO EITHER EDUCATE PEOPLE OR NAME OTHER NAME FEATURES ON THE PARK OR, YOU KNOW, I KNOW WHERE WE'RE SELLING, YOU KNOW, BENCHES AND NAMING AND WHATNOT AT THE ANIMAL SHELTER.

SO I WOULD NOT BE OPPOSED TO THE, YOU KNOW, TO DOING SOMETHING SIMILAR THERE, NAMING FEATURES OR WHATEVER.

BUT, YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY OPEN TO ALL IDEAS.

AND I THINK HAVING KIND OF INFORMATION AND THERE'S GOING TO BE I MEAN, IT'S A PARK THAT'S GOING TO HAVE OVERALL, YOU KNOW, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT BECAUSE IT IS RICK ODEN PARK AND IT HAS A VERY SPECIFIC LEGACY AND HISTORY AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO THERE WILL BE, I ASSUME WE'VE HAD KIND OF INTERPRETIVE PANELS OR OTHER THINGS AROUND TO TALK ABOUT RICKY ODIN.

THEY TALK ABOUT MARIANNE DEE WILLIAMS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, THE HISTORY OF THE PARK AND AND WHATNOT. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

OKAY. COUNCIL MEMBER BASS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. JUST TO PIGGYBACK ON WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE BROUGHT UP ABOUT, INCLUDING THE INCLUDING THE CITIZENS AND THE YOUTH IN THE NAMING, WE COULD MAKE A NAMING CONTEST. AND THEY COULD GET A BRICK WITH THEIR NAME ON IT AS THE AS THE PRIZE.

THANK YOU. YEAH, GO AHEAD.

ALL RIGHT.

COUNCILMAN WILLIAMS, ARE YOU IN THE QUEUE OR NO, I'M OUT.

OK. ALL RIGHT.

NO. OK.

YEP, THERE WE GO. ALL RIGHT.

ANY ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, COMMENTARY? I'M NOT. I'M I'M NOT OPPOSED TO THE NAME.

I'D LIKE TO SEE MR. HESSER DEMONSTRATE THE ACTUAL MOVE THAT IT'S NAMED AFTER BEFORE I MAKE MY FINAL DECISION.

NO, RIGHT HERE, YOU KNOW, RIGHT, RIGHT HERE.

OH, I'M OBLIGATED TO TRY TO KEEP OUR MEDICAL EXPENSES TO A MINIMUM [LAUGHTER], BUT IS THERE I MEAN, I, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT IS CERTAINLY A UNIQUE NAME AND CERTAINLY HAS A LOT OF MARKETABILITY TO IT.

AND AND I'M NOT A SKATEBOARDER NOR ANYWHERE CLOSE TO KNOWING WHAT WHAT SKATEBOARDERS WANT TO SEE OR HEAR OR DO OR WHATEVER.

BUT I HAVE NO OPPOSITION TO IT.

IS THERE ANY COUNCIL LADY MORRIS? THANK YOU, MAYOR. SO MY SON IS A SKATER AND HIS SON IS NOW A SKATER.

AND I LIKE COUNCILMAN MORRIS AND COUNCILMAN BASS'S CONCEPT TO TO ENGAGE THE YOUNG PEOPLE, WHICH WOULD BE NONE OF US, NO MATTER HOW COOL WE THINK WE ARE TO INVOLVE THEM.

YES, AND I'M LOOKING ACROSS THE WAY AT MY COLLEAGUE THERE.

SO IF AND I UNDERSTAND TIME TIME, HOW BIG OF A TIME CRUNCH ARE WE IN MR.

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HESSER? SO ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT IS KIND OF WAITING FOR OUR FEEDBACK IS GOING TO BE THE THE SIGNAGE ON THE PAVILION ITSELF.

SO WE'VE GOT TO MAKE A DECISION ON IT, ON IT FAIRLY QUICKLY.

SO IF WE MISS THAT WINDOW, WE'LL HAVE TO KIND OF MAKE A DECISION TO EITHER PUT SOMETHING ON IT OR NOT AND THEN LOOK FOR A SECONDARY OPTION FOR, YOU KNOW, MAYBE SOME LOWER GROUND SIGNAGE OR SOME OTHER KIND OF DEMARCATION FOR THE SKATE PARK ITSELF.

WHAT IS YOUR WINDOW? LIKE YESTERDAY [LAUGHTER] OK, I'M JUST YOU'RE RIGHT.

I'M SORRY. I'M BEING FACETIOUS.

I NEED TO CONFIRM THAT WITH ZIAD BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THE PAVILION ITSELF HAS BEEN DELIVERED. WE WERE ON HOLD FOR THESE METAL BRACKETS THAT GO ON THE FRONT PIECE.

AND SO THEY'RE KIND OF IN A HOLDING PATTERN ON SHIPPING THAT BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY WELD TO THAT. SO THAT PAVILION, THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THAT IS IS IT'S THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE FACILITY. OK, BUT THE THE ISSUE OF A NAME BESIDES GARLAND SKATE PARK DIDN'T COME UP UNTIL LIKE NOW. DON'T KNOW.

FAIRLY RECENTLY. OK.

WELL, GIVEN OUR RESOURCES WITH SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE CONTACTS WE HAD WITH THE THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO CAME AND TESTIFIED IN FAVOR OF OF HAVING THE SKATE PARK BUILT, COULD WE JUST EVEN JUST DO A QUICK BLAST AND GET QUICK RESPONSE? WE'VE DONE THAT WITH A LOT OF OTHER PROJECTS.

BUT I WOULD I WOULD LIKE TO AT LEAST INVOLVE SOME OF THE AGE GROUP WHO ARE ACTUALLY USING IT RATHER THAN HAVING A THIS COUNCIL DECIDE WHAT WE THINK IS COOL AND AND I LIKE I LIKE BONEYARD, BUT I'M OLD, SO.

SO I WOULD REALLY ENJOY HEARING FROM SOME OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE FIRST FIRSTHAND IF WE COULD DO THAT IN A RAPID, TIME EFFICIENT WAY.

YES, THANK YOU. I I DO LOVE BEING BACK IN THE WORK SESSION, RUFUS.

SO, ALL RIGHT. WELL, MAYOR, THAT WOULD BE MY SUGGESTION IF IF WE ARE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING QUICK AND JUST EVEN IF IT'S DOUBLE CHECKING THE, YOU KNOW, LISTING THAT AND AND ASKING FOR OTHER SUGGESTIONS AND GETTING IT BACK QUICKLY, I WOULD JUST LIKE, IF POSSIBLE, TO HEAR FROM YOUNG PEOPLE.

THANK YOU. OK.

COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THIS WOULD BE THE IF WE DID THAT, THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST BUILDING THAT WAS IN THIS CITY OR FACILITY IN THE CITY THAT WAS NAMED IN THAT WAY.

WE HAVEN'T ASKED THE LAWYERS HOW TO NAME THE BRAD NEIGHBOR MUNICIPAL COURT.

WE DIDN'T POLL THE CITIZENS ABOUT WHAT TO NAME CITY HALL.

WE DIDN'T POLL THE CITIZENS, WHAT TO NAME THE BUILDING ACROSS THE STREET, THE DUCKWORTH BUILDING. SO I THINK THAT'S A FAIRLY SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN POLICY.

THE SUGGESTION THAT THAT FROM A MARKETING PERSPECTIVE AND OTHER THINGS, THAT THAT THE CITY WOULD NOT KNOW HOW TO NAME A FACILITY.

I DON'T NECESSARILY AGREE WITH.

BUT IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THAT POLICY, THEN LET'S HAVE THAT POLICY FOR EVERY FACILITY IN THE CITY ABOUT HOW IT'S NAMED, WHY IS THE ANIMAL SHELTER NAME THE GARLAND ANIMAL SHELTER? WHY IS YOU KNOW? YOU KNOW, WE NAMED THE TENNIS CENTER, THE BOB DAY TENNIS CENTER.

DO WE NEED TO GO BACK AND REDO THAT AND ASK THE TENNIS PEOPLE IF THERE'S SOME OTHER NAME THAT IT OUGHT TO BE? IT'S JUST THIS IS NEVER HOW THE CITY HAS OPERATED BEFORE, BUT IF WE'D LIKE TO DO IT NOW, I THINK THAT'S A SIGNIFICANT POLICY CHANGE THAT GIVEN WHERE WE ARE WITH RESPECT TO THE TIMING ON THIS.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S REASONABLE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. ALL RIGHT.

EXCUSE ME. ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, THOUGHTS? NO, SEEING NONE.

I THINK WE ARE PROBABLY AT A JUNCTURE WHERE WE HAVE A WE HAVE A SUGGESTION ON THE TABLE.

YES, WE COULD GO OUT AND SEEK SOME OTHER NAME POSSIBILITIES OR WHATEVER THE WHATEVER THOSE MIGHT EVEN POSSIBLY BE.

BUT AGAIN, IT KIND OF COMES DOWN TO TIMING KIND OF COMES DOWN TO WHATEVER THE PROCESS IS GOING TO HAS BEEN IN THE PAST AS FAR AS MR. HESSER, AS FAR AS YOUR TIMING, AS FAR AS YOUR SIGNAGE.

WE ARE AT THAT JUNCTURE NOW.

YES, SIR. FOR THE PAVILION.

SO IF WE CAN VERIFY WHAT THAT PROCESS AND TIMELINE LOOKS LIKE AND LOOK AT OTHER OTHER ALTERNATIVES AT THE SAME TIME.

HAVE WE PURSUED WHAT THIS OR ANY OTHER SIGN THAT WOULD BE ON THIS ON THIS FACILITY LOOKS LIKE GRAPHICS ICONS, WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE?

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WE'RE IN THAT EARLY BETWEEN THE BASEBALL FIELD, THE SKATE PARK, THE RICK ODEN PARK, MARKERS, YOU KNOW, THE STANDARD BRASS MARKERS.

A LOT OF THOSE DISCUSSIONS ARE BEING HAD NOW FROM AN ESTHETIC STANDPOINT.

WHAT WHAT DO THEY SAY? WHERE DO THEY GO? HOW ARE THEY MOST VISIBLE? SO WE'RE WE'RE IN THE EARLY DISCUSSIONS AMONG STAFF AND THE DESIGNERS AT THIS POINT.

OK. OK.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS. MR. HESSER. I'M GOOD WITH THE WITH THE BONES NAME OF THE PARK MOVING, BUT THAT I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS, BUT I'M GOOD WITH IT [LAUGHTER].

BUT ON THE OTHER THINGS THAT YOU JUST MENTIONED, MR. HESSER IS THE BRANDING AND MARKETING THINGS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE I MEAN, WE WE HAVE A YOUTH COUNCIL AND THEY'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR PROJECTS AND THINGS TO GET INVOLVED IN.

SO COULD PERHAPS WHAT YOU'RE MENTIONING THAT THE NEXT STEP, THE THINGS THAT YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT, MARKERS, LOGOS, THOSE KIND OF THINGS, HOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING TO BE D├ęCOR OR SYMBOLS THAT ARE GOING TO BE USED.

COULD THIS PROBABLY BE SOMETHING THAT COULD BE SHARED WITH THAT GROUP AND THEY COULD PROVIDE INPUT WITH THAT IN ANY WAY, DELAY OR IMPACT? ARE YOU REFERRING TO THE ENTIRE PARK OR JUST THE SKATE PARK FACILITY ITSELF? NO, I'M TALKING PARK AT YOUR DISCRETION.

I'M TALKING ABOUT THOSE THINGS YOU JUST MENTIONED.

YOU KNOW WHAT? WHERE WOULD SYMBOLS GO WHERE WOULD MARKERS GO THOSE KIND OF THINGS THERE.

SO THE INTENTION OF OUR OF OUR SIGNED PLAN WOULD ADDRESS ALMOST ALL OF THAT.

SO THEY WOULD HAVE THE SAME LOOK AND APPEARANCE AS OUR ADOPTED SIGN PLAN.

THE NAME FOR RICK ODEN PARK, OBVIOUSLY, IS WHAT IT IS MERION D.

WILLIAMS BASEBALL FIELD IS.

SO WE'VE GOT THOSE KIND OF THINGS THAT WILL BE INCORPORATED AND THEN YOU'VE ALSO GOT, YOU KNOW, POSSIBILITY OF SOME INTERPRETIVE TEXT THAT WOULD GO ALONG WITH THAT.

SO THOSE THINGS ARE ARE GOING TO GO IN THAT TEMPLATE.

YEAH. NO, NO.

I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT ANYTHING SPECIFICALLY RICK ODEN PARK THAT THAT IS ALREADY IN THE PIPELINE OR WE WERE WORKING ON.

BUT I'M TALKING ABOUT FOR FUTURE IF WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOME CREATIVITY AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH IDEAS.

YOU KNOW, I THINK ONE OF THE ROLES AND MISSIONS OF OUR YOUTH COUNCIL IS TO TO DO THINGS LIKE THAT. THEY'RE A LOT BETTER AT IT THAN MOST OF US SITTING AROUND THIS TABLE AND THEY DO IT WITH LIGHTNING SPEED.

SO IF THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES MOVING FORWARD TO MAYBE PARTNER WITH THEM OR GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY, I'D LIKE TO SEE THAT.

WE'LL DO. OK, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT. I SEEM TO RECALL WHEN WE DID THE TENNIS CENTER NAME, WE DISCUSSED IT IN WORK SESSION AND THEN I BELIEVE WE I BELIEVE WE FORMALIZED IT IN A AS A RESOLUTION.

I BELIEVE IT'S HOW THAT WAS HANDLED.

I'M SORRY THAT I REMEMBER THE ESSENCE OF WHAT WE DID, AND I THINK AT THIS POINT, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY WE WENT OFF OF CONSENSUS THAT ON THAT AND THEN MOVED FORWARD WITH FORMALIZING IT.

SO AT THIS POINT BEFORE WE CHASED DOWN ANY OTHER TRAILS.

IS THERE CONSENSUS TO MOVE FORWARD ON ADOPTING THE BONE YARD AS THE NAME FOR THE SKATE PARK? ALL RIGHT.

THAT WOULD BE CONSENSUS, SIR.

THE NEXT STEP, THEN, IS WORK WITH CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR RESOLUTION CRAFTING AN AGENDA. YES.

HE LIKES TO HAVE. HOWEVER, WE DID THE TENNIS CENTER BECAUSE I THINK I WANT TO SAY THAT THAT WENT BACK TO.

I DON'T KNOW THAT WE WENT BACK INTO THE DOCUMENTS, BUT WE FORMALIZED IT AS FAR AS AS MOVING FORWARD. YES, SIR.

WHAT I CAN RECALL COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE.

SORRY. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I THINK WHAT WE'VE WHAT WE'VE JUST DONE IS PROBABLY THE MOST APPROPRIATE WAY TO HAVE GONE FORWARD. AT THE SAME TIME, HOWEVER, I DO BELIEVE THAT THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN IT'S JUST WOULD HAVE BEEN A MUCH MORE EXCITING OR MOTIVATING OR ENTHUSIASTIC ENDEAVOR HAD WE INCLUDED THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THIS.

AND SO I DO FEEL THAT WE NEED TO AND DON'T GET ME WRONG, IT'S ALL CUSTOM DOING THINGS THAT TRADITION. I THINK THAT'S GREAT.

BUT I THINK ALSO WE NEED TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX ALSO.

AND THAT HAS TO DO WITH ANY TIME WE'RE NAMING SOMETHING.

I WOULD CERTAINLY HOPE THAT WE WOULD ALWAYS GO TO THE COMMUNITY, THAT WE WOULD GO TO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE BEING HONORED AS A RESULT OF WHAT THE CASE MAY BE, SUCH THAT WE MIGHT GET THEIR INPUT ON IT.

SO I REALLY WANTED TO SAY THAT AND GET THAT OUT THERE.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. GOOD. COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. I KNOW EVERYBODY ROUTINELY READS THEIR COUNCIL POLICY IS A WAY TO FALL ASLEEP AT NIGHT, AND I'D LIKE TO REMIND THE COUNCIL THAT WE DO HAVE A POLICY ON THIS THAT

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WAS ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL.

SO IF AFTER THIS MEETING, WE'D ALL LIKE TO GO BACK AND REREAD OUR COUNCIL POLICIES WE'LL FIND THAT THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN ADDRESSED.

THANK YOU, SIR. VERY GOOD.

I WAS HOPING YOU WOULD JUST RECITE IT FOR US.

[LAUGHTER] ALL RIGHT.

THAT WILL MOVE US TO ITEM FOUR C TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE AND MOBILITY COMMITTEE

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

REPORT.

COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN YOU WANT TO KICK US OFF.

SURE THING. MAYOR COUNCIL, THE TRANSPORTATION, THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE AND MOBILITY COMMITTEE HAS BEEN MEETING ON A NUMBER OF ISSUES THAT WANTED TO BRING BACK TO YOU. SOME OF THESE WE TALK.

I CAN'T REMEMBER LAST TIME WE TALKED ABOUT TIM, BUT WE'VE BEEN WE'VE BEEN SLOWLY KIND OF PUSHING THROUGH SOME OF THESE ISSUES, AND WE HAVE A COUPLE TO BRING BACK TO YOU TONIGHT.

SOME JUST FOR UPDATES, BUT BUT ONE FOR FOR SOME MOVING FORWARD.

THE FIRST ONE IS REGARDING TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, WHICH IS REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW SPEED HUMP DESIGN I'LL LET MR. LUEDTKE TAKE IT FROM THERE AND THEN I'LL JUMP BACK IN.

I'LL JUST I'LL JUST GO THROUGH THIS REALLY BRIEFLY.

WE DID. WE DID LOOK AT A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT SPEED HUMP OPTIONS.

REALLY, REALLY JUST ONE.

WE LOOKED AT SOME DIFFERENT ONES, BUT WE TESTED ONE OUT IN THE FIELD.

I KNOW A LOT OF YOU WERE THERE AND SAW THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE A SPLIT SPEED HUMP.

IT WAS ESSENTIALLY TAKING THE SPEED HUMP AND HALF OF IT ON ONE SIDE THAN 50 FEET LATER.

THE OTHER HALF WOULD BE ON THE OTHER SIDE.

WE HAD A FIRE, A COUPLE OF FIRE TRUCKS AND THE AMBULANCE SCHOOL BUS WAS THERE EARLIER THAT DAY, DART BUS WENT THROUGH.

IT HAD, I THINK THE PARKS HAD A A LITTLE MINI BUS THAT WENT THROUGH A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS. I THINK I THINK SOME PEOPLE DROVE THROUGH IT.

THERE'S EVERYBODY SEEMED TO LIKE IT AND IT SEEMED TO WORK PRETTY WELL, WAS FAIRLY EFFECTIVE AND JUST GOING FORWARD.

THE IDEA IS, IS TO WE HAD WE HAD REMOVED TYPE F STREETS FROM THE FROM THE ELIGIBILITY LIST OF OF STREET HUMPS, THE THE THOUGHT WAS OR THE THE ACTION BY THE COMMITTEE.

I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK FOR COUNCILMAN AUBIN, BUT WAS TO TO USE THESE USE THIS STREET HUMP ON TYPE F AND G STREETS GOING FORWARD.

SO I THINK THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT REALLY I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER TO COUNCILMAN AUBIN . COUNCIL MEMBER AUBIN. THANKS, MAYOR.

YES. ABOUT A YEAR AGO, WE INSTITUTED A MORATORIUM ON PUTTING SPEED HUMPS ON THE F IS F AND G STREETS TYPE F STREETS, WITH THE THOUGHT BEING THAT THESE ARE THESE ARE KIND OF MAJOR COLLECTOR STREETS.

AND WHEN YOU PUT SPEED HUMPS ON THEM, YOU REDUCE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIMES.

AND AS A RESULT OF THAT, BECAUSE THEY'RE COLLECTOR STREETS, YOU REDUCE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIMES TO A VERY LARGE NUMBER OF HOMES.

SO THE SPLIT DESIGN, WHICH WAS SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, WE HAD POLICE AND FIRE COME AND TALK WITH US ABOUT POTENTIAL DESIGNS.

THE SPLIT DESIGN THAT WE TESTED SEEMED TO HAVE VERY LITTLE, IF ANY, IMPACT ON ALL OF THE VEHICLES WERE ABLE TO NAVIGATE IT PRETTY CLEANLY WITHOUT ANY ISSUES.

SO THE THOUGHT FROM THE COMMITTEE WAS TO GO AHEAD AND REPORT IT OUT AND RECOMMEND THAT THAT THAT IS A POLICY THAT THAT WE KIND OF WE TRY A FEW OF THESE OUT WHERE THEY, YOU KNOW, WHERE THEY GET REQUESTED AND SEE HOW THEY GO IN REAL PRACTICE AND SEE WHAT ELSE WE NEED TO KIND OF DEVELOP AROUND THAT IF THERE ARE ISSUES THAT THEY CAUSE WITH PARKING OR OTHER THINGS. BUT BUT THIS WILL ALLOW US TO BRING THOSE BACK.

WE STILL ARE LOOKING AT SOME OTHER SPEED HUMP ISSUES IN COMMITTEE THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT. I THINK ONE THING THAT EVERYBODY NOTICED WHO WAS OUT THERE WAS THAT SAID, ALL SPEED HUMPS IN THE CITY ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL BECAUSE THE SPEED HUMPS THAT WE WERE GOING OVER OUT THERE WERE THERE.

THEY'RE AWESOME. THEY'RE LIKE, YOU KNOW, YOU COULD ACTUALLY GO OVER THE SPEED HUMP AT 20 MILES AN HOUR AND NOT WORRY IF YOU WERE GOING TO BE LAUNCHING YOURSELF INTO THE NEXT CITY. SO.

SO THERE'S CERTAINLY AN INTEREST IN LOOKING AT WHERE WE ARE ON SPEED HUMPS ELSEWHERE AROUND THE CITY. BUT BUT WE WOULD LIKE THE COUNCIL TO APPROVE US TO MOVE FORWARD TO ALLOW

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. PAUL'S FURROWING HIS BROW [LAUGHTER] TO TO TO REOPEN THE SPEED HUMP PROGRAM, TO TYPE F STREETS, THAT WOULD, BUT THAT WOULD INCLUDE THAT STILL HAVE TO GET THE SPEED TEST THAT WE'VE NOW BEEN USING.

AND I THINK THAT PRETTY MUCH COVERS IT.

THE WHAT TYPE OF F AND G, I THINK, IS WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT.

AND THEN AND THEN WE ALSO WE ALSO DO NEED TO IT DOESN'T NEED TO GO INTO THE.

IT DOES NEED TO BE PASSED FORMALLY BY THE COUNCIL IN A RESOLUTION.

SO WE'LL PUT THAT AND WE'LL ALSO PUT THE ADD THE THE DOING THE THE SPEECH STUDY INITIALLY AND SOME OF THE THINGS WE CHANGED LAST FALL.

BUT WE'LL PUT THIS SPLIT SPEED HUMP IN AS AS THE OPTION FOR TYPE F AND G STREETS.

OK. AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE ON THAT ITEM.

I THINK I THINK THE MAJORITY OF US WERE OUT THERE FOR THE DEMONSTRATIONS THAT DAY IS AND I, YOU KNOW, I THINK WE ALL SAW.

WE ALL SAW WHAT WE SAW AS FAR AS THE SAME VEHICLES, THE SAME REACTION TIMES AND AND HEARD THE THE INPUT FROM CART, FROM FIRE, FROM POLICE, FROM, YOU KNOW, PARKS AND EVEN I BELIEVE EVEN SOME PERSONAL VEHICLES OF COUNCIL WERE DRIVEN OVER THEM AS WELL.

SO IS THERE ANYBODY WHO HAS OPPOSITION TO THAT MOVING FORWARD FOR THIS UPDATE? I SEE NONE. SO IF YOU CAN BRING THAT TOGETHER FOR US, I, I'M ASSUMING THIS COULD BE DONE PRETTY QUICKLY. I MEAN, WE'VE WE'VE, YOU KNOW, AS FAR AS THE AMENDMENTS OR THE RESOLUTION TO, I'M ASSUMING AT THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING, BUT WE'LL WE'LL THAT'S THAT'S FINE.

ONE OF THE NEXT COUPLE, AT LEAST WE'LL LEAVE.

WE'LL GIVE, WE'LL WE'LL MAKE IT SORT OF A SOFT DATE.

BUT YES, LET'S GET LET'S GET IT DONE AS SOON AS WE CAN JUST TO MOVE ON.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, SIR.

ANYTHING ELSE FROM TRANSPORTATION? YES. YES, MAYOR.

THE NEXT ITEM IS TO UPDATE THE COUNCIL ON OUR COMMITTEE DISCUSSIONS RELATING TO THE FLOOD BUYOUT PROGRAM, THE COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM AND THE EROSION IN A POTENTIAL EROSION PARTICIPATION PROGRAM.

I DON'T THINK NONE OF THESE ARE IN FINAL STAGE, BUT I WANT TO LET COUNCIL KNOW WHERE WE ARE AND POSSIBLY GET ANY KIND OF DIRECTION THAT COUNCIL MIGHT WANT TO GIVE, PARTICULARLY BEFORE WE DEPLOY ANY, YOU KNOW, ANY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF RESOURCES TOWARDS PUTTING SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS TOGETHER.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF IF WE HAVE ANYTHING, DO WE HAVE ANYTHING ON THAT OR NO OR ACTUALLY WE WANT ME TO JUST TALK ABOUT IT.

LUEDTKE, AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

SOMEWHERE THERE'S A PLAQUE THAT SAYS, DON'T AMBUSH AND NO.

AND THAT WAS CERTAINLY NOT MY INTENTION.

NO, SIR. I DO HAVE SOME RATHER LENGTHY PRESENTATION, BUT I DON'T THINK YOU WANT TO GO THROUGH TONIGHT FROM FROM THE COMMITTEE.

BUT WHERE WE ARE WITH THE COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM, WE JUST RECEIVED OUR RECERTIFICATION AS A CATEGORY SEVEN I BELIEVE IT IS FOR THE CITY OF GARLAND ON FEBRUARY THE 2ND.

WE SENT A BUNCH OF INFORMATION TO THE TO OUR CRS REPRESENTATIVE IN LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA, AND SHE'S GOING THROUGH ALL OF OUR STUFF AND WE'RE LOOKING WE HAVE A LOT OF POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM HER SO FAR THAT IN ABOUT A YEAR THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, WE'RE HOPING TO HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO BE MOVING DOWN A CLASSIFICATION OR TWO, WHICH WOULD RESULT IN ANOTHER FIVE TO MAYBE TEN PERCENT SAVINGS FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS THAT HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE OR PAYING FLOOD INSURANCE.

RIGHT NOW, THEY'RE GETTING A FIFTEEN PERCENT BREAK.

I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN ACHIEVE A TWENTY PERCENT, MAYBE A TWENTY FIVE PERCENT IF IF WE'RE FORTUNATE WITH THE NUMBERS AND WHAT WE CAN GET CREDIT FOR A LOT OF PROGRAMS THAT WERE ALREADY PERFORMING THAT WE DIDN'T KNOW WE COULD ACTUALLY GET EXTRA CREDIT FOR.

SO SHE'S GOING THROUGH OUR INFORMATION RIGHT NOW.

I BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS, HOPEFULLY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR.

AND SHE'S COMING FOR HER VISIT IN AUGUST OF THIS YEAR AND WE'RE IN.

IT'S EVERY FIVE YEARS WHERE WE HAVE BASICALLY AN AUDIT BY THE BY THE CRS PROGRAM AND THEY COME TO GARLAND SPEND ABOUT A DAY WITH US GOING THROUGH ALL OF OUR RECORDS, THAT TYPE OF INFORMATION, AND THAT'S SCHEDULED OR SLATED FOR AUGUST OF THIS YEAR.

SO CRS PROGRAM IS LOOKING EXTREMELY POSITIVE RIGHT NOW, AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR A LOT OF GOOD THINGS TO COME OUT OF THAT AND ABOUT THIS TIME NEXT YEAR AND HAVE A VERY GOOD REPORT

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FOR YOU THIS TIME NEXT YEAR.

AS FAR AS THE BUYOUT PROGRAM, WE WE ARE SCRATCHING THE SURFACE WITH THE BUYOUT PROGRAM TRYING TO TO FIGURE OUT.

WE HAVE A CONTRACT IN RIGHT NOW OR PROPOSAL.

WE'RE WE'RE FINALIZING THE FINAL NUMBERS AND EVERYTHING WITH IT THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE WITH A CONSULTANT TO HELP US GET THROUGH THIS.

BUT WE SHOULD BE BRINGING BACK PROBABLY IN ABOUT FIVE TO SIX MONTH TIMEFRAME IS WHAT I BELIEVE OUR SCHEDULE IS ON THAT IS TO HAVE AN ORDINANCE AND THEN ALSO PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES IN PLACE FOR THE CITY OF OF A BUYOUT PROGRAM.

OBVIOUSLY, WE WILL PRESENT THAT TO COUNCIL PRIOR TO SIMILAR TO WHAT PAUL WAS HAVING WITH THE STREET HUMPS, BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE AN ORDINANCE.

WE'D BRING IT BACK TO A WORK SESSION FOR DISCUSSION AND IN THAT TYPE OF THING, WE'D VOTE IT WITH THE TIM COMMITTEE, THEN BRING IT BACK TO THE COUNCIL AFTER THAT.

AND SO JUST ON THAT COUNCIL, AS YOU MAY RECALL, WE PASSED, I THINK WHAT'S IT'S FOUR MILLION, FOUR OR FIVE MILLION IN THE 2019 BOND PROGRAM TO TO HAVE A FLOOD BUYOUT PROGRAM.

AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE WAS AT EIGHTY ONE PROPERTIES IN THE CITY THAT HAVE REPETITIVE FLOODING PROBLEMS, RIGHT? ACTUALLY, WHAT WE CONSIDER CONSIDER SEVERE REPETITIVE LOSS.

THERE ARE FORTY FIVE, I'M SORRY, SEVERE REPETITIVE LOSS.

THERE ARE TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TWO ADDRESSES THAT HAVE FLOODED IN GARLAND AND IN FORTY FIVE OF THEM ARE REPETITIVE LOSS OR WHAT WE CONSIDER HOW SEVERE REPETITIVE LOSS.

SO MY NUMBERS ARE COMPLETELY WRONG.

BUT NO, I'M SORRY. BUT CONCEPTUALLY THE YOU KNOW, WE PASSED THAT IN THE BOND PROGRAM WITH THE IDEA THAT FOR THE SEVERE REPETITIVE LOSS, WHICH ALSO TYPICALLY INVOLVES PUTTING CITY RESOURCES AT RISK WHEN THEY DO FLOOD, BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD TO GET PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR ATTICS AND THINGS LIKE THAT AND WHATNOT, THAT THIS WOULD BE A PROGRAM WHERE WE COULD BUY OUT THESE, THESE HOMES.

AND THEN WE'VE ALSO LOOKED AT INVOLVING FEMA WITH THAT LEVERAGING THE MONEY THAT WE HAVE TO ALSO BRING IN FEMA MONEY FOR THAT SAME PURPOSE AND THERE'S A RATIO THERE, BUT ONCE WE HAVE A FULL PROGRAM IN PLACE, WE CAN'T GET FEMA PARTICIPATION UNTIL WE HAVE A FULL PROGRAM IN PLACE.

BUT THAT'LL BE COMING WHEN SOMEBODY ELSE IS SITTING IN THIS CHAIR AND SOMEBODY OTHER THAN THAT IS RUNNING THE TIM COMMITTEE.

BUT I DID WANT TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT THAT THAT'S THAT IS COMING DOWN THE PIKE.

AND FOR THE COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM, THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT AN ISSUE THAT WAS RAISED BY SOME OF THE NEIGHBORS IN THAT SAME AREA WHERE THERE IS REPETITIVE FLOODING AND AND THEY DO PAY QUITE A LOT IN.

SO WE'LL BE SAVING THEM.

I MEAN, I THINK THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO PAY ABOUT $1,000 A MONTH IN FLOOD INSURANCE.

AND SO GOING FROM A FIFTEEN TO A TWENTY PERCENT OR TWENTY FIVE PERCENT SAVINGS WILL BE SUBSTANTIAL FOR THEM.

SO I APPRECIATE THE WORK AND THAT'LL ALSO COME BACK OVER THE SUMMER.

THE OTHER THING IS THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON IS PUTTING TOGETHER AN EROSION PARTICIPATION PROGRAM, AND I DO WANT TO GET Y'ALL'S TEMPERATURE GENERALLY ON THIS BEFORE WE MOVE TOO FAR FORWARD WITH IT.

AS YOU KNOW, WE CURRENTLY HAVE A 50/50 PROGRAM WHERE THE CITY PAYS HALF AND THE PROPERTY OWNER PAYS HALF TO BASICALLY BUILD AN EROSION CONTROL WALL.

IT'S NOT REALLY A REMEDIATION, IT'S JUST A STOP THE EROSION THAT GOES ON.

THESE HAVE BECOME THEY ARE FAIRLY EXPENSIVE, DEPENDING ON THE DEGREE OF EROSION.

I THINK ANY COUNCIL MEMBER WHO HAS CREEKS IN THEIR DISTRICT HAS AT LEAST A FEW PROPERTIES THAT HAVE SUFFERED SOME VERY SIGNIFICANT EROSION.

THE THOUGHT THERE WAS THAT OUR CURRENT IS THAT YOU'RE GETTING ERODED BY STORMWATER, BY SOMEONE ELSE'S STORMWATER.

AND THE THOUGHT THERE IS THAT OUR STORMWATER RATE NOW CURRENTLY IS ONE OF THE LOWEST IN THE METROPLEX, THAT IF WE BROUGHT IT UP JUST TO THE MEDIAN IN THE METROPLEX, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO TO LEVERAGE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF YEARLY PROJECTS OR A BONDING THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO GO THROUGH AND START ARMORING THESE CREEKS AND STOPPING EROSION.

THE THOUGHT THERE BEING THAT IF SOMEBODY, IF SOMEBODY ELSE'S STORMWATER IS ERODING YOUR PROPERTY, THEN WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.

THERE'S ALSO A BENEFIT TO THE CITY AS WE DO HAVE SOME PROPERTY.

THERE'S NO WAY TO STOP IT AT THIS POINT OTHER THAN DOING THAT, AND THERE ARE A BUNCH OF OTHER KIND OF POLICY PIECES TO THIS AS WELL.

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SO WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THAT. COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH HAD MADE SOME SUGGESTIONS.

AND SO JUST KIND OF LOOKING AND LOOKING AT WHAT SOME OF THE OTHER CITIES ARE DOING TO ADDRESS EROSION.

BUT CONCEPTUALLY, THE QUESTION IS IN A VERY BROAD SENSE, WHICH I'LL THINK ABOUT HAVING THAT KIND OF PROGRAM JUST TO START WITH THE IDEA OF USING STORMWATER FUNDS TO GO AHEAD AND START ARMORING THESE.

THIS WOULD ALSO LIKELY INVOLVE DOING SIMILAR.

WHAT WE DO IS STREETS WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AND ANALYZE, LOOK AT ALL THE CREEKS AND DETERMINE WHICH ONES ARE AND WHAT KIND OF CONDITION.

SOME MIGHT JUST NEED THE PLANTING OF EROSION CONTROL TYPE, GRASSES OR OTHER THINGS, AND THEN SOME WOULD NEED THE I'M GOING TO GET THEM WRONG THE [INAUDIBLE].

YES. YEAH, THE [INAUDIBLE] AND THE OTHER PIECE OF THIS IS IS THAT IF YOU JUST DO IT.

WE ALSO SEE THAT IF YOU JUST DO YOUR HOUSE AND NOBODY ELSE ALONG THE CREEK DOES THEIRS, THEN THAT LIMIT IT INCREASES THE COST AND LIMITS THE EFFICIENCY.

SO THE IDEA BEING THAT WE START LOOKING AT DOING THIS AS A WHOLE AND START TACKLING THIS PROBLEM IN A MORE BROADER WAY.

BUT I DO WANT TO GET YOU ALL'S TEMPERATURE GENERALLY ON ON THAT.

IF Y'ALL THINK THAT'S A ROAD THAT YOU'RE WILLING TO GO DOWN.

I DON'T WANT TO SPEND A LOT OF RESOURCE RESOURCES DEVELOPING THIS KIND OF PROGRAM, ONLY TO HAVE COUNCILS SAY WE'VE GOT NO INTEREST IN EVER FUNDING THAT KIND OF PROGRAM.

SO. I THINK THAT'S WHAT I GOT ON THAT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. OK. ALL RIGHT.

AS FAR AS THE WE'RE GOOD ON STREET HUMPS, THE THE SECOND POINT.

[INAUDIBLE] THE WORDS ARE JUST NOT COMING TONIGHT.

AND THEN THE LAST ITEM? DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS, THANK YOU, MAYOR FOR RESPONDING TO COUNCILMAN AUBIN.

I'M DEFINITELY ALL IN COUNCILMAN AUBIN FOR THE EROSION PROGRAM.

I'VE GOT SOME RESIDENTS DOWN TOO FAR FROM DUCK CREEK AND WHERE WE HAVE HEAVY RAINS.

MICHAEL, HE'S HE'S BEEN VERY HELPFUL AND HE KNOW WHO SOME OF THOSE FOLKS ARE.

AND EROSION IS A BIG THING.

SO WE'VE GOT, YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT WE'VE GOT WATER MAINS COMING IN FROM BOTH DIRECTIONS.

SO I THINK IT'S MORE THAN APPROPRIATE BECAUSE WE'VE TRIED A LOT OF THINGS AND SOME OF IT HAS WORKED RIGHT, MICHAEL, AT LEAST TO ABATE IT.

BUT BUT WE'VE NOT QUOTE CONTAINED IT YET.

SO I'M TOTALLY IN FAVOR OF MOVING FORWARD WITH THAT.

OK? IS THAT THE GENERAL CONSENSUS OF THE COUNCIL TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT? I MEAN, IT'S THIS IS A THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM THAT, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, WE'RE AT SOME POINT WE HAVE TO START CHIPPING AWAY AT.

I MEAN, WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO FIX EVERY ONE OF THESE PROPERTIES IN IN ONE SWOOP.

BUT OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE CONDITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON LONG BEFORE ANY OF US WERE HERE AND THEY'LL BE GOING ON LONG AFTER ANY OF US OR ALL OF US ARE GONE.

SO AND I KNOW IT'S YOU KNOW IT WITH THE CREEKS THAT WE HAVE HERE IN THE CITY, IT PRETTY MUCH IMPACTS ALL OF US AT SOME POINT IN SOME TO SOME DEGREE, SO.

OK, VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU, SIR. AND [INAUDIBLE] VERY GOOD ON THE FLY THERE.

OH, SORRY ABOUT THAT.

ALL RIGHT. THAT WILL MOVE US.

THAT WAS OUR LAST VERBAL BRIEFING THAT WILL MOVE US TO ITEM FIVE FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.

[5. Announce Future Agenda Items]

ANYONE HAVE FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS DO GO AHEAD.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WILLIAMS. THANK YOU, MAYOR. I'D LIKE TO REFER THE ITEM THAT WE DISCUSSED PREVIOUSLY REGARDING PARKING RESTRICTIONS TO TIMS TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

OK. AND COUNCIL MEMBER BASS IS THE SECOND ON THAT, OK? IT WAS VERY MAGICAL THERE FOR A MINUTE.

YOU KNOW WHAT, EXACTLY? IT WAS A DISNEY PRODUCTION, SOMETHING ALL OF A SUDDEN, ANY ADDITIONAL FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS? ALL RIGHT.

I SEE NONE. AND THAT WILL MOVE US TO ITEM SIX.

[6. Council will move into Executive Session]

THE COUNCIL WILL MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

THE CITY COUNCIL WILL ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTIONS FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN TWO FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO EIGHT SEVEN AND FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN ONE OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE TO DELIBERATE OR DISCUSS ONE.

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THE PURCHASE, EXCHANGE, LEASE OR VALUE OF SEVERAL TRACTS OF REAL PROPERTY FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS LOCATED IN VARIOUS PLACES WITHIN THE CITY UNDER FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN TWO AND ATTORNEY CLIENT MATTERS CONCERNING PRIVILEGED AND UNDERPRIVILEGED CLIENT INFORMATION RELATED TO THE SAME UNDER FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN ONE AND TWO COMMERCIAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION THAT THE CITY HAS RECEIVED FROM A BUSINESS PROSPECT WHICH THE CITY IS CONDUCTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEGOTIATIONS RELATED TO MUNICIPAL SETTING DESIGNATIONS UNDER FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO EIGHT SEVEN AND ATTORNEY CLIENT MATTERS CONCERNING PRIVILEGED AND UNPRIVILEGED CLIENT INFORMATION RELATED TO THE SAME UNDER FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN, ONE AND THREE ATTORNEY CLIENT MATTERS CONCERNING PRIVILEGE AND UNPRIVILEGED CLIENT INFORMATION RELATED TO A ZONING CASE TO BE HEARD BY THE COUNCIL ON MARCH 1ST, 2022 UNDER FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN ONE.

COUNCIL WE WILL TAKE A SHORT RECESS TO TO KIND OF GET RE SITUATED HERE.

LET'S HAVE EVERYBODY BACK AT 7:20, PLEASE, AND WITH THAT, WE ARE IN RECESS.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.