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[00:00:07]

WELL, GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE MAY 2ND, 2022 WORK SESSION FOR THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL.

UH, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND

[1. Public Comments on Work Session Items]

GET INTO OUR AGENDA.

UH, THE FIRST ITEM IS, UH, PUBLIC COMMENTS ON WORK SESSION ITEMS. UH, MADAM SECRETARY, DO WE HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP AT THIS POINT? OKAY, VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

UH, THAT WILL MOVE US ON TO ITEM

[2. Consider the Consent Agenda]

TWO, CONSIDER THE CONSENT AGENDA, UH, SPEAK FOR TOMORROW NIGHT.

I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY REQUESTS, UH, BUT OBVIOUSLY IF WE HAVE SOMEONE TO MAKE SURE WE GET THEM IN TIME TO GET THE APPROPRIATE STAFF AVAILABLE, UH, MOVING ON TO ITEM THREE

[3. Written Briefings]

WRITTEN BRIEFINGS, ITEM THREE, A COVID-19 BRIEFING, UH, DEPUTY MAYOR, TIM WILLIAMS. I BELIEVE YOU HAD SOME QUESTIONS FOR JASON AND I BELIEVE JASON HAS ANSWERS.

YES.

THAT MAYOR JASON HAS THE QUESTION MEMORIZE THE ANSWERS.

SO EVEN BETTER, EVEN BETTER.

YEAH, I DO.

HOW WELL I DO LAY DOWN.

UM, I THINK THE QUESTIONS PERTAIN TO, UM, VACCINE BREAKTHROUGH CASES.

UM, QUESTIONS ABOUT, I GUESS, TRENDS IN VACCINE BREAKS, BREAKTHROUGH CASES, WHICH WERE THOSE WHO I NOT REMEMBER THAT TERM VACCINE BREAKTHROUGH CASES ARE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID AND YET STILL GET SICK, GET INFECTED.

SO, UM, I PULLED SOME NUMBERS.

IF YOU THINK, IF YOU LOOK BACK THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE PANDEMIC, UM, WE GOT OUR FIRST VACCINE BREAKTHROUGH CASE ON FEBRUARY 4TH OF LAST YEAR.

SO WE'RE ABOUT 13 MONTHS, 14 MONTHS PAST THE FIRST VACCINE BREAKTHROUGH CASE.

UH, IN THAT TIME WE'VE HAD, UH, 2,930 CASES, WHICH IS ABOUT, UH, 4.8% OF THE TOTAL CASE LOAD.

NOW, IF YOU LOOK BACK JUST THIS YEAR, CAUSE I THINK YOUR QUESTION PERTAIN MORE TO CURRENT VACCINE BREAKTHROUGH CASES.

THAT PERCENTAGE IS A LITTLE BIT LOWER.

WE'VE HAD 640 THIS YEAR, WHICH SOUNDS LIKE A LOT, BUT, BUT YOU ALSO HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THE BULK OF THE ALMA CRON WAVE HAPPENED IN THE EARLY PART OF THIS YEAR.

SO WE'VE GOT ABOUT, UH, ALMOST 19,000 CASES SINCE JANUARY 1ST AND OUT OF THOSE 19,000, WE HAD 640, UH, REPORTED VACCINE BREAKTHROUGH CASES.

UM, AND THEN I THINK, UH, THE SECOND PART OF THE QUESTION, UM, RELATED TO, UH, INDIVIDUALS THAT HOME BOUND INDIVIDUALS THAT MAY NEED VACCINES OR VACCINES FOR ASSISTED, UH, ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES, UM, WE ARE STILL OBVIOUSLY PROVIDING THOSE SERVICES OVERALL.

WE GAVE OUT ABOUT 133 DOSES LAST WEEK.

UM, MOST OF THOSE WERE BOOSTER DOSES.

83 OF THEM WERE BOOSTER DOSES.

WE HAVE, UM, WE ARE IN CONTACT WITH THE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES.

UH, NOT MANY OF THEM ARE REQUESTING OUR ASSISTANCE AT THIS TIME BECAUSE A LOT OF THEM HAVE STAFF MEMBERS THAT CAN PROVIDE IMMUNIZATIONS.

SO IT'S EASIER FOR THEM TO DO IT THEMSELVES, BUT WE ARE AVAILABLE.

UM, AND WE, I THINK WE VISITED MAYBERRY GARDENS RECENTLY.

SO THERE'S AT LEAST ONE THAT WE DID VISIT IN TERMS OF HOMEBOUND VISITS.

WE ARE STILL DOING THOSE MEZZETTA TRICKLE THOUGH.

WE DID THREE IN APRIL.

UH, THERE IS, UH, A FORM ON THE WEBSITE THAT INDIVIDUALS CAN REQUEST A HOMEBOUND VISIT AND THEY CAN ALSO CALL OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

WE CERTAINLY GOT THE CAPACITY TO ACCOMMODATE THEM.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, JASON, ON THAT LATTER ONE, IT WAS PRIMARILY FOCUSING ON HOME-BOUND.

THAT'S WHERE I GOT MY INQUIRIES, UH, FROM, UH, SOME FOLKS WHO'VE HAD RELATIVES THAT WERE HOMEBOUND AND THEY, THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHERE ALL THE RESOURCES WERE THAT THEY'RE NOT HEARING AS MUCH EVEN IN THE NEWS ANYMORE.

THE NEW SIPS DECIDED A LOT AS FAR AS LOCATIONS.

WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU, IF YOU'RE HOME BOUND, YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF THE HOUSE, YOU KNOW, THAT DOES THIS CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WILL THEY COME AND DO, UH, AND UH, DO, UH, UH, BOOSTERS FOR FOLKS WHO ARE HOME BOUND.

THOSE, THOSE ARE THE KIND OF QUESTIONS THAT I'VE BEEN GETTING.

SO AND PEOPLE, UH, AND THESE ARE FOLKS WHO, MANY OF THEM DON'T HAVE ACCESS ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THE INTERNET.

SO THAT'S WHY I ASKED YOU TO DO THAT PROBABLY FOR THERE.

SO THEY'D KNOW THAT OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND, UH, JASON, WHO, WHAT NUMBER DO THEY CALL IF, IF THEY HAVE HAVE THEY DIDN'T SALES SO THAT THEY HAVE A RELATIVE WHO'S HOMEBOUND, CAN YOU GET SHARED THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS? UH, THE DIRECT NUMBER TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CLINIC IS 9 7 2 2 0 5 3 3 7 0.

AND AGAIN, FOLKS CAN CALL THAT NUMBER AND WE WILL CONNECT THEM WITH THE, THE STAFF TO PROVIDE THAT SERVICE TO HOME, HOME BOUND INDIVIDUALS.

THERE'S ALSO INFORMATION ON THE WEBPAGE.

IF THEY PREFER THE WEBPAGE, THERE IS ACTUALLY A REGISTRATION FORM FOR THAT SERVICE.

SO EITHER WAY WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO TAKE CARE OF THEM.

GREAT.

THANK YOU, JASON.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANKS SIR.

[00:05:03]

UH, ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR JASON WHILE WE'VE GOT HIM HERE? GOOD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UH, MOVING ON TO ITEM THREE, B TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES, PUBLIC HEALTH IMMUNIZATION GRANT, UH, ITEM THREE C TEXT DOT, CLICK IT OR TICKET, UH, GRANT MAY, 2022, ITEM THREE D CONSIDER THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, TAXABLE SERIES 2022.

AND THE LAST ITEM UNDER THIS SECTION THREE E INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO SUMMARY.

ALL RIGHT, THAT WILL MOVE US ON TO

[4a. Garland Youth Council Update]

ITEM FOUR VERBAL BRIEFINGS, ITEM FOUR, A GARLAND YOUTH UPDATE THE ENTIRE FRONT ROW.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

UM, WE WANTED TO THANK YOU FIRST OF ALL, FOR ALLOWING US TO COME AGAIN BEFORE YOU THIS EVENING TO GIVE AN UPDATE, UM, ON OUR SECOND PART OF THE YEAR AND ALL OF THE GREAT PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES THAT WE WORKED ON THIS, UM, THIS SEMESTER, IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS JUST YESTERDAY THAT WE WERE BEFORE YOU IN DECEMBER GIVING YOU AN UPDATE OF WHAT WE HAD DONE IN THE FALL.

AND HERE WE ARE.

UM, I'M A LITTLE SAD TO BE IN THIS AT THIS POINT, UH, BECAUSE OF THE MEMBERS THAT YOU SEE UP HERE, THERE WILL BE THREE OF THEM THAT WILL BE DEPARTING US TO GO ON TO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS AND BECOME YOUNG ADULTS IN THIS WORLD.

AND SO, UM, WITH THIS, I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO OUR, UH, YOUTH MEMBERS.

THIS IS OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD, UH, JUST BRIEFLY INTRODUCE THEM.

MISS LEAH, MS. HALEY, MR JOTHAM AND MR. YEE.

AND THEY WILL BE GIVING YOU AN UPDATE TONIGHT ON WHAT WE DID THIS SECOND PART OF THIS SEMESTER.

VERY GOOD.

AND YOU CAN BRING ONE OF THOSE OTHER CHAIRS UP THAT'S OVER THERE.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

GOOD EVENING TO MIRIN COUNCIL.

WE THINK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR LETTING US COME OVER HERE TO BE ABLE TO DEBRIEF YOU GUYS JUST A LITTLE BIT ON THE THINGS THAT THE YOUTH COUNCIL ACCOMPLISHED THIS YEAR.

UM, ONCE AGAIN, MY NAME IS LEAH .

I WAS THE GYC PRESIDENT FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

I HAD A LOT OF FUN PUTTING THIS TOGETHER WITH THE REST OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

HELLO EVERYONE.

UH, I'M JONATHAN B. SIMON, THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE GARLAND YOUTH COUNCIL THIS YEAR.

SO I JUST WANT TO QUICKLY GO OVER OUR HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY, AS WELL AS FEBRUARY.

SO WE HAD A CANNED FOOD DRIVE DONATION, UM, VISITED THE DALLAS YOUTH COMMISSION HAD GUEST SPEAKERS FROM THE CANINE UNIT, AND WE ALSO HAD A VISIT FROM THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.

UH, HELLO, MY NAME'S HALEY GONZALEZ.

I WAS T UH, THIS YEAR SECRETARY AND SADLY I'LL BE THE ONLY ONE WHO BE HERE NEXT YEAR.

UM, BUT TO, UH, TALK ABOUT OUR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY EVENTS, UH, IN JANUARY, WE ENDED OUR CANNED FOOD DRIVE, WHICH WAS A VERY BIG SUCCESS FOR THE GARLAND YOUTH COUNCIL, BECAUSE WE MANAGED TO GET OVER A THOUSAND CANS IN.

WE WERE ABLE TO DONATE THEM TO GOOD SAMARITANS, RIGHT? UH, HI EVERYONE.

I'M JAY AND I WAS ONE OF THE HISTORIANS FOR THIS YEAR'S GARLAND YOUTH COUNCIL.

AND I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WE DID AT THE VERY, VERY START OF THE YEAR, AND THAT IS ACTUALLY TRAVELED TO DALLAS AND BE ABLE TO MEET WITH THE DALLAS YOUTH COMMISSION.

SO THIS EVENT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT TO US BECAUSE IT ALLOWED US TO SEE WHAT OTHER COMMITTEES WERE DOING AND WHAT OTHER CITIES WERE ACTUALLY DOING WITH THEIR YOUTH.

IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE TO US AND WE TOOK SOME OF THEIR IDEAS AND ACTUALLY KIND OF APPLY IT TO WHAT WE THINK ABOUT IT AND GAVE THEM FEEDBACK.

AND THEN IN TERM, WE HOPE TO LIKE BUILD A CONNECTION WITH DALLAS AND THEN MOVING ONTO THE END OF JANUARY, WE ACTUALLY DID MEET WITH THE CANINE UNITS AND LOOK AT THOSE PUPPIES.

WELL, MAYBE NOT, MAYBE THEY'RE NOT PUPPIES ANYMORE, BUT BASICALLY WE LEARNED THE FUNDAMENTALS OF WHAT THE CANINE UNIT IS AND WHAT THEY ACTUALLY DO

[00:10:01]

AS THE YOUTH WE ARE, ARE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT IS DOING.

AND BY LEARNING THE CANINE UNIT, UH, WE BASICALLY LEARNED, UH, WHAT IT IS THAT THEY LOOK FOR, WHAT IT IS THAT THEY DO.

AND I MEAN, THERE'S ENOUGH SET, UH, DURING ONE OF OUR MEETINGS IN FEBRUARY, YES, FEBRUARY, WE HAD THE GARLAND HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT COME TALK TO US AND THEY SHARED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, UH, WHAT HUMAN RESOURCES DOES WITHIN THE CITY OF GARLIN.

THEY ALSO SHARED A LOT ABOUT, UH, THEIR STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM, UH, WHICH, UH, THEY ENLIGHTENED US THAT INCLUDED AN EIGHT WEEK INTERNSHIP THAT ANY YOUTH COULD PARTICIPATE IN AS WELL AS THEIR, UM, THEIR EVENT THAT HAPPENED IN MARCH 5TH.

UH, IT WAS A VERY ENLIGHTENING EXPERIENCE BECAUSE IT ALSO GAVE US INSIGHT INTO HOW, UM, HR NOT ONLY IMPACTS JUST THE CITY, BUT IT CAN IMPACT THE YOUTH AND HOW WE, THE YOUTH CAN USE ANY HUMAN RESOURCES TO, UM, HELP OTHERS.

ALL RIGHT.

SO FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH AND APRIL, UH, WE HAD A GUEST SPEAKER FROM THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AND WE ALSO HELD OUR FIRST ANNUAL GYC BLOOD DRIVE.

WE ALSO HAD A SPEAKER FROM WATER UTILITIES INFORMATIONAL, AND WE HAD OUR EASTER SOCIAL, WHICH WAS QUITE FUN.

AND WE ALSO HAD AN ANIMAL SHELTER TOUR AND A DONATION DRIVE AS WELL.

YES.

SO THE, UH, DEPARTMENT OF DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT, UH, CAME TO TALK TO THE GARDEN YOUTH COUNCIL ABOUT THEIR RECENT UPDATES ABOUT DOWNTOWN.

AND SHE SHARED A LOT OF ENLIGHTENING, UM, ENLIGHTENING THINGS ABOUT HOW THINGS WORK, HOW THEY WILL MOVE FROM PHASE ONE TO PHASE, TO PHASE THREE, AND HOPEFULLY GET A DOWNTOWN AREA RESTORED TO A MORE, A BETTER PLACE FOR A LOT OF THE CITIZENS IN GARLAND.

AND IT WAS ALSO VERY ENLIGHTENING FOR US BECAUSE SHE ASKED FOR OUR OPINIONS ON WHETHER OR NOT WE WOULD LIKE THIS, LIKE THIS LIKE THIS.

I HONESTLY THINK THAT THE NEW DOWNTOWN IS GOING TO LOOK REALLY AWESOME.

AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT IF I'M IN GRAPPLING WITH AT THE TIME IT'S DEAD, BUT, BUT IT'S VERY NICE TO SEE.

IS THERE ANY NICE TO SEE, I HOPE THAT I'M HERE TO, THAT MAKES THREE.

UM, SO ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROJECTS THAT WE DID THIS SEMESTER WAS THE YOUTH COUNCILS BLOOD DRIVE, LIKE JONATHAN MENTIONED EARLIER.

UM, AND THIS IS OUR SEMESTER SERVICE INITIATIVE THAT WE HAD, UM, SO SPECIAL, THANKS TO COUNCILMAN BASS FOR ALLOWING US TO USE THIS VENUE FOR THE DRIVE.

WE APPRECIATE THAT SO MUCH.

UM, YEAH, SO WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE A BUS PARKED OUT IN FRONT OF THE DICKEY'S BARBECUE PIT OFF OF WEST BUCKINGHAM.

UM, AND WE HAD QUITE A FEW DONORS COME AND DONATE.

SO IT WAS A REALLY GREAT EXPERIENCE FUEL TO SHARE OUR LOVE FOR SERVICE WITH THE COMMUNITY AND BE ABLE TO, UM, KIND OF PERPETUATE THAT NEED FOR BLOOD, UM, THROUGHOUT THE CITY AS WELL.

SO HAVE Y'ALL EVER WONDERED WHERE YOUR WATER COMES FROM? I KNOW THAT I HAVE.

SO BASICALLY BY HAVING MISS AMBER NOT, UH, COME SPEAK TO US, UH, WE WERE ABLE TO ACTUALLY LEARN WHERE OUR WATER COMES FROM.

AND I KNOW THAT WHERE OUR WATER COMES FROM IS A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION THAT WE NEED TO ASK, BECAUSE WE NEED TO KNOW WHERE, UH, WHAT WATER WE BATHED WITH, WHAT WE COOK WITH, WHAT WE USE ON OUR LUNGS AND BY HAVING HER COME OUT, BASICALLY THOSE, THEY ANSWERED ALL OF THOSE QUESTIONS.

AND WHAT I LIKED ABOUT HER IS THAT SHE WAS ABLE TO BASICALLY ANSWER ANY QUESTION THAT WE HAD AND THE WAY THAT SHE PRESENTED IT TO US WAS SO FLUID, NO PUN INTENDED.

AND BASICALLY WE FIGURED OUT HOW THE PIPE SYSTEM WORKS AND IT WAS SUCH AN HONOR TO HAVE HER COME SPEAK TO US.

UM, AND AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, WE HAD OUR EASTER SOCIAL AND, UM, ONE OF OUR GOALS FOR THIS EVENT WAS NOT TO JUST MAKE IT A TIME OF FELLOWSHIP WITH ONE ANOTHER, BUT ALSO TO RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS FOR THE YOUTH COUNCIL AS WELL FOR THE UPCOMING YEARS.

SO THAT WAY, UM, THIS PROGRAM CAN CONTINUE TO FLOURISH AND IMPACT YOUTHS IN THE WAY THAT IMPACTED US.

UH, WE HAD QUITE A BIT OF PROSPECT OF MEMBERS JOIN US AND SAY THAT THEY WERE REALLY EXCITED TO APPLY NEXT YEAR.

AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BE ON OUR BOARD AS WELL.

AND WE ALSO TOURED THE ANIMAL SHELTER, THE NEW ONE, UM, OFF OF 6 66, IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE.

WE ALSO HELD THE DONATION DRIVE WITH THIS EVENT AS WELL.

ALL OF OUR MEMBERS HAVE VISITED.

WE'RE ABLE TO BRING SOME, UH, FOOD FOR ALL OF THE ANIMALS THAT WERE SHELTERED THERE.

[00:15:01]

SO THAT WAS QUITE AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE.

AND SOME OF OUR MEMBERS IN FACT, WENT BACK TO THEIR OWN CAMPUSES AND, UM, HOME COMMUNITIES AND STARTED TO RAISE DONATIONS FOR THEM AS WELL.

SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED FOR THIS ONE.

YEAH.

SO JUST TO WRAP UP ALL OF THE THOUGHTS AND ALL OF THE EXPERIENCES THAT WE HAD THIS SEMESTER, UM, WE JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT THIS PROGRAM HAS CREATED AN IMPACT ON THE LIFE OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US IN AN UNIMAGINABLE WAY.

UM, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DEVELOP OUR LEADERSHIP CAPACITIES, MEET AMAZING PEOPLE AND GAIN A DEEPER SENSE OF APPRECIATION FOR ALL OF THE CITY FUNCTIONINGS.

AS WE WERE CONCLUDING OUR SERVICES SEMESTER, WE ARE LEAVING WITH SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, CONNECTIONS, AND MEMORIES THAT WILL CHERISH FOR A LIFETIME.

AS WE ARE CONCLUDING OUR TERM ON THE GIRL AND DO YOUTH COUNCIL, WE WANT TO THANK ALL OF THOSE.

WHO'VE MADE THIS PROGRAM A TRUE SUCCESS.

WE WANT TO THANK MAYOR LEMAY AND THE GIRL IN CITY COUNCIL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT IN ALL OUR ENDEAVORS THIS PAST YEAR.

FINALLY, WE'D LIKE TO APPRECIATE MRS. MORALES FOR HER RELENTLESS LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE IN ALL THINGS GYC AND BEYOND.

SHE TRULY HAS EMPOWERED US TO WORK FOR THE AMELIORATION OF OUR NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES AND THE CITY AS A WHOLE.

ONCE AGAIN.

THANK YOU.

VERY GOOD.

STAY PUT YOU'VE NOT BEEN DISMISSED.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THESE GOOD FOLKS? NO.

OH YEAH.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TIM WILLIAMS, I THINK.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I DON'T HAVE QUESTIONS, BUT I'D JUST LIKE TO SAY YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO BE A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW.

UH, YOU, YOU ARE ACTIVITIES, YOUR, UM, YOU, UH, AND I USE THAT TERM GUYS, UH, GENERICALLY.

OKAY, LADIES, UM, E E E UNDER MS. MORALES'S IS, AND SHE'S SHE'S AWESOME.

AND WHAT DO YOU GUYS HAVE HAD A BLAZE NEW TRAILS AND, AND, UH, I ATTENDED MANY OF YOUR PROGRAMS AND DEGREE ACTIVITIES AND, UH, YOU'VE TAKEN TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL.

SO I JUST WANT TO COMMEND YOU ALL OF YOU, UH, FOR YOUR PASSION, UH, FOR THIS, WASN'T JUST AN ACTIVITY AS, AND I'VE HEARD, UM, ALLIE AROUND SOME OF YOUR CLASSMATES AND, UH, THEY'VE, THEY'VE TALKED ABOUT SOME OF YOUR PROGRAMS. SO, UM, WELL DONE AND FOR THE SENIORS, WE WISH YOU THE BEST.

AND I'M SITTING HERE VISUALIZING, FLIPPING CAUSE ONE DAY I SEE MANY OF YOU, MAYBE MOST OF YOU FLIPPED TO THIS SIDE OF THE TABLE BECAUSE MOST OF US GRAY HAIRED FOLK OVER HERE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE AROUND.

AND SO I THINK OUR CITY OF GOLDEN MAYOR IS IN EXCELLENT HANDS.

SO COME IN TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE.

THANK YOU.

UH, I DON'T HAVE ANYONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE.

I WOULD JUST ECHO THOSE THOUGHTS.

THANK YOU.

IT'S BEEN A GREAT YEAR.

UH, YOU GUYS HAVE JUMPED BACK IN TO, YOU KNOW, BEING ABLE TO DO THESE EVENTS AND BEING ABLE TO HOLD THESE ACTIVITIES AND, AND ALL OF THAT.

AND, AND, AND YOU, YOU JUMPED BACK IN LIKE NOTHING HAD EVER HAPPENED.

AND THAT IS GOOD TO SEE THAT, THAT WE ARE RECOVERING SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS. YOU'VE DONE A LOT.

UM, AND I, I KNOW YOU WILL, I KNOW YOU WILL CONTINUE, UH, TO DO THESE THINGS AS YOU MOVE ON.

UM, AND I HOPE THAT, UH, YES, UH, I HOPE THAT ALL OF YOU GET TO SEE THE SQUARE.

I MEAN, YOU'RE GOING TO GO OFF TO COLLEGE AND YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU'RE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, WHAT A YEAR AND A HALF FROM NOW, SOMETHING LIKE THAT, UH, MAYBE TWO YEARS, YOU KNOW, WE CAN, WE CAN HAVE SOME TIME ON THE SQUARE TOGETHER, BUT THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

YOU ARE DISMISSED.

WHAT WAS YOU WANTING TO SAY? THAT I'LL INTRODUCE.

OKAY.

SOUNDS GOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, MOVING ON TO ITEM

[4b. 2022-2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME and EmergencySolutions Grant (ESG)Federal Grant Allocation]

FOUR, B 2020 2, 23 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK, GRANT HOME AND EMERGENCY SOLUTION GRANT, FEDERAL GRANT APPLIC, UH, ALLOCATION, NOT APPLICATION, UH, MAYOR YOU'RE RIGHT.

THAT THEY ARE A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW.

SO, YEAH.

AND YES, THEY WILL, THEY WILL HOPEFULLY I'LL HOLD THE SEATS AT SOME POINT.

AND I CAN WATCH FROM HOME.

YEAH.

WHERE WAS THE, UH, XL.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

[00:20:03]

OKAY.

WELL, THANK YOU GUYS FOR HAVING US AGAIN THIS YEAR.

THIS IS OUR ANNUAL RITE OF PASSAGE FOR THE CDBG HOME AND ESG GRANTS.

UM, EVERY YEAR I LEAVE IT UP TO CAPABLE HANDS TO DECIDE HOW YOU WANT TO SPEND THIS MONEY.

AND WE'RE GLAD TO BE HERE AGAIN.

UM, WE'RE GOING, THIS IS THE FIRST OF TWO ADDITIONAL MEETINGS TONIGHT.

UM, I HAVE A SPREADSHEET OF AVERAGED ALLOCATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICES GRANTS, SO WE CAN, WE'LL DISCUSS THOSE IN JUST A SECOND.

UM, THE NEXT MEETING FOR DISCUSSION IS ON MAY 16TH, AND THEN HOPEFULLY OUR FINAL ALLOCATION AND APPROVAL OF THE NEW GRANTS IS GOING TO BE THE FOLLOWING NIGHT ON 17TH.

UM, FIRST FOR OUR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT, UM, WE'RE ANTICIPATING THE SAME THING THAT WE HAD LAST YEAR.

WE WON'T GET OUR ACTUAL FUNDING UNTIL AROUND AUGUST.

ABOUT THE TIME THEY REQUIRE US TO SUBMIT OUR ACTION PLAN IS AUGUST 16TH.

SO WE ARE ANTICIPATING HAVING 2 MILLION, ONE 87,585 IN NEW CDBG FUNDING FROM HUD, UM, AND 195,000 5 76, AND CARRY OVER FUNDING THAT WE CAN REALLOCATE OF THAT AMOUNT.

437,519 GOES TO ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC SERVICES.

THE MAXIMUM WE CAN SET ASIDE FOR OUR PUBLIC SERVICE ENTITIES IS GOING TO BE 328,139.

AND THE REMAINDER OF THAT FUNDING GOES TOWARDS CITY PROJECTS.

AND THAT'S 1 MILLION 6, 17, 5 12.

UM, AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, WE HAD, UM, SEVERAL PUBLIC SERVICE ENTITIES THAT APPLIED IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT APPLY FOR WAS $824,688.

UM, WE, WE DON'T HAVE THAT AMOUNT TO GIVE OUT.

I WISH WE DID, BUT WE DON'T.

UM, THE AVERAGE AMOUNT THAT CAME THROUGH, WE HAD SIX, UM, COUNCIL RESPONSES.

UH, THE GIRL IN BOXING PROGRAM AVERAGED 28,000 9 49 FOR AN ALLOCATION FOR THE GARLAND PARKS STARS PROGRAM.

THE AVERAGE ALLOCATION WAS $33,333 FOR THE ELDERLY YARD CARE PROGRAM THROUGH CODE.

THE AVERAGE ALLOCATION IS 19,817 FOR THE SENIOR OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.

UM, IT'S 16,000 8 33.

THE MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM IS 12,200.

THE, THE SHELTER FOR HOST OR NEW BEGINNING CENTER IS 34,005 13.

THE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER AVERAGE WAS 58,867 FOR COUNSELING INSTITUTE.

THE AVERAGE AMOUNT WAS $13,333 FOR HOPE CLINIC.

THE AMOUNT WAS $84,221.

WE HAD TRANSCEND STEM, WHICH IS A NEW APPLICANT FOR CDBG PUBLIC SERVICES.

THEY GET MONEY ON THE ESG SIDE, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY HAVE APPLIED FOR CDBG.

UM, THE AVERAGE AMOUNT ON THIS ONE ONLY CAME OUT TO $833.

AND I JUST WANT TO REMIND COUNCIL THAT WE SET A LIMIT OF A MINIMUM OF $2,000 TO BE ABLE TO FUND THEM.

SO WE'LL HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT HERE IN JUST A SECOND.

UM, SALVATION ARMY, THE AVERAGE AMOUNT WAS 24,000 6 67.

AND THEN OUR LAST ONE, THE RESTORATION CHURCH SUMMER YOUTH CAMP, THE AVERAGE AMOUNT IS 1373.

AGAIN, THAT'S BELOW THE $2,000.

SO COUNSEL, YOU GUYS NEED TO MAKE SOME DECISIONS IF WE'RE GOING TO REDUCE SOME TO RAISE TO 2000 OR JUST REALLOCATE THAT FUNDING.

YEAH.

UM, WE HAVE A SPREADSHEET THAT WE CAN LOOK AT SO THAT WE CAN GO AHEAD AND START MAKING OUR ALLOCATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICES.

OKAY.

HERE'S HOW THE AVERAGE IS.

WE'RE NOT SEEING YOUR SPREADSHEET, IF THAT'S, OH, DEAR.

I THINK YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO MINIMIZE YOUR PRESENTATION.

AND THEN WHERE'S THE PRESENTATION.

I'M TRYING TO GET IT UP TO THAT CONTROL PANEL.

THE CURSOR COMPUTER HAS FROZE AND TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES HERE.

HANG ON.

HERE WE GO.

OKAY.

DOWN TO THE BOTTOM WITH THE CURSOR.

CAN'T DO ANYTHING.

HERE WE GO.

OKAY.

[00:25:08]

SOMETHING HAPPENED.

OH, WE'RE JUST TRYING TO BRING UP OUR SPREADSHEET HERE.

ALRIGHT, LET'S SEE.

THERE WE GO.

YOU JUST NEEDED TO WALK INTO THE ROOM.

THEY WANT TO STAY HERE CAUSE IT COMES BACK.

OKAY.

HERE'S A LIST OF OUR PUBLIC SERVICES AND YOU CAN SEE THE RIGHT TWO COLUMNS ARE THE AVERAGE ALLOCATIONS, THE ONES THAT I HAVE IN YELLOW, UM, WE WILL NEED COUNCIL TO DECIDE HOW YOU WANT TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE TO EITHER BRING THEM UP TO $2,000 OR REALLOCATE THEM AMONG OTHER APPLICANTS BECAUSE THEY ARE BELOW THE $2,000 LIMIT.

OKAY.

UM, I HAVE NO ONE IN THE QUEUE.

UH, I'M TRYING TO RECALL PAST YEARS WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

UM, AND I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT WE DID, BUT, UM, I BELIEVE LAST YEAR, UM, WE TOOK THOSE TWO AND REALLOCATED THEM OUT AMONGST THE OTHER.

WE JUST BASICALLY DIVIDED BY THE REST OF THEM.

I SAY, OKAY.

LET'S I'VE GOT A FEW FOLKS IN THE CUNA, UH, DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TIM WILLIAMS. YES, SIR.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S THAT WAS MY QUESTION RECALL FOR ME LAST YEAR AND I'M FOR FOLLOWING THAT SAME, SAME PROCEDURE.

OKAY.

SO YOU'VE DONE LAST YEAR IN SARAH AND MONA.

YOU SAID ONE OF THESE WAS THE TRANS TAM THAT'S THAT'S PRE EXCUSE ME.

THAT IS JUST THE FIRST TIME THAT THEY APPLY IT UNDER HERE, BUT THEY'VE BEEN PREVIOUSLY FUNDED SAY AGAIN, THEY, THEY, THEY ARE PREVIOUSLY FUNDING UNDER THE ESG CARES ACT FUNDING, RIGHT.

FOR A TRANSCEND STEM.

RIGHT.

UM, THEY HAVEN'T APPLIED FOR CDBG FUNDING.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE APPLIED FOR CDBG PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDING, BUT THEY STILL HAVE FUNDING AVAILABLE THROUGH ESA CARES.

THEY'RE STILL HAVE FUNDING AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CARES ACT RIGHT THERE.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CATHERINE BUREAU.

THANK YOU.

MA'AM UH, I DON'T SEE ANYTHING ON STARS FOR DISTRICT SIX.

WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT THE PROGRAM? THE SPREADSHEET DID I DIDN'T? NO, NO, NO.

RIGHT THERE.

WHERE YOU, DID YOU SUBMIT YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR ALL THE FUNDING FOR ALL THE ITEMS? NO.

OKAY.

I SHOWED THE STARS, CALCIUM AVERA THAT THERE'S 33,333.

THAT'S.

THAT IS THE AVERAGE AVERAGE FOR EVERYBODY.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

UH, CUSTOMER SMITH.

UH, I WAS CURIOUS, DO WE KNOW IF THE ELDERLY YARD CARE PROGRAM HAS ANY REMAINING FUNDING IN IT FOR THIS YEAR OR DID WE RUN OUT MID-YEAR THEY ALWAYS SPEND ALL OF THEIR PROGRAM FUNDING FOR THE ELDERLY YARN CARE PROGRAM.

THEY, THEY NEVER HAVE ANYTHING THAT'S ROLLED OVER AN ELDERLY YARD CARE.

OKAY.

AND THE OTHER QUESTION ON THE V AND A MEALS ON WHEELS ARE THERE, I ASSUME TO REMEMBER FROM PAST YEARS, THERE IS SOME MULTIPLIER, UH, THAT ESSENTIALLY PURCHASES ONE MEAL AND I, IT USED TO BE 1500.

IS THAT STILL THE CASE? IT'S $6 PER MEAL AND I BELIEVE YOUR ARIDE IS $1,500 PER PERSON PER PROGRAM YEAR.

OKAY.

UM, YEAH, IF WE'RE, IF WE'RE GOING TO MOVE THE REMAINING MONEY AROUND, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE US HIT SOME MULTIPLIER OF, OF THE 1500 FOR THE VNA, IF POSSIBLE, IF NOT THAT'S OKAY.

AND OF COURSE THE, UH, ELDERLY YARD CARE SEEMS TO BE A FAIRLY POPULAR, UH, PROGRAM WITHIN THE CITY THAT WE COULD, WE COULD LOOK AT FUNDING AS WELL.

SO THOSE ARE JUST MY 2 CENTS.

OTHERWISE, IF WE WANT TO SPREAD IT EQUALLY, THAT'S GOOD TOO.

NO PROBLEM.

THANK YOU, MARY.

YEAH.

AND I MEAN, I THINK THE YARD CARE PROGRAM, NOT ONLY DO THEY USE UP ALL THEIR FUNDS, THEY USE IT UP LONG BEFORE THE TIMELINE.

THEY SAY THEY USE IT A LOT AND THEY USE IT QUICKLY.

UM, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, AS FAR AS, YOU KNOW, THE, THE AMOUNT THAT WE'RE TALKING, UM, YOU KNOW, BY THE TIME YOU TAKE AND DIVIDE THAT, WHATEVER IT IS, 10 DIFFERENT WAYS.

I MEAN, THE AMOUNT GOING OUT TO ANYBODY IS $200, YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S REALLY NOT PROBABLY A, A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE TO ANYONE.

UM, UH, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, IF, IF WE WERE, IF I WAS GONNA JUST MY THOUGHT I WOULD REPLY, APPLY IT TO ALL TO ONE.

UM, AND

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EITHER, EITHER THE ELDERLY YARD CARE, THE VNA, UM, I THINK ARE SUITABLE.

I THAT'S JUST MY THOUGHTS, BUT, UM, I DON'T KNOW.

DOES ANYBODY, DO WE HAVE ANY ADDITION? I MEAN, DO WE WANNA JUST, JUST SAY DIVIDED BY EIGHT OR NINE OR 10, WHATEVER IT IS AND JUST MOVE ON? UM, OR DO WE WANT TO ALLOCATE THE ENTIRE BUCKET TO SOMEBODY ELSE? THERE WERE TWO THINGS THERE.

SO COUNCIL MEMBER BEER, I THINK WE SHOULD DIVIDE UP ALL NINE.

THIS M A BUT YEAH, I DON'T KNOW.

I JUST GUESSED IT TO NUMBER.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY THERE ARE UP THERE, BUT, BUT SO DIVIDED EQUALLY AMONGST ALL THE APPLICANTS.

OKAY.

FAIR.

OKAY.

UH, HANG ON.

UH, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE POPPED IN AND OUT OF THE QUEUE.

IS THAT BY CHOICE OR IS THAT BY ELECTRONICS? OKAY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I'VE SEEN A LOT OF NAMES COME IN AND OUT OVER THE LAST FEW MINUTES.

UM, SO, UM, I THINK I'M HEARING THAT THE CONSENSUS IS TO JUST GO AHEAD AND EQUALLY DIVIDE THAT AMONGST THE REMAINDERS.

WE CAN DO THAT.

THAT'LL BE TWO 20, AROUND $220 EACH FOR 10 APPLICANTS YOU'RE OUT.

OKAY.

AND THEN, UH, WE WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THIS ONE MORE TIME.

I BELIEVE ON THE, THE WORK SESSION ON THE 16TH, IF THERE'S ANY CHANGE OF THE 16TH, I'LL MAKE THOSE CHANGES AND I'LL BRING IT BACK BEFORE COUNCIL FOR THE WORK SESSION.

AND IF YOU CHANGE ANYTHING, THEN WE CAN CHANGE IT AT THAT POINT IN TIME, AND THEN WE'LL BE READY FOR APPROVAL ON THE 17TH.

YES, SIR.

VERY GOOD.

AND THEN FOR THE 20 22, 20 23, UM, CDBG CITY-WIDE PROJECTS, THESE ARE OUR NEW, UM, APPLICATIONS AND WHAT WE ARE ASKING COUNCIL TO APPROVE FOR OUR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICE.

IT'S $250,000 FOR OUR GUERLAIN HOME REPAIR PROGRAM.

IT'S 600, BUT IT'S MORE THIS YEAR SIMPLY BECAUSE WE COMBINE THE MINOR REPAIR PROGRAM AND THE SINGLE FAMILY REHAB PROGRAM UNDER ONE UMBRELLA.

SO NORMALLY WE FUND MINOR REPAIR AT 200 AND SINGLE FAMILY REHAB AROUND 400.

AND THEN FOR OUR LAST ONE, IT'S OUR GREAT HOMES PROGRAM, UM, SEVEN 67,512.

AND THAT BRINGS US A TOTAL OF CITY SPONSORED PROJECTS TO 1 MILLION 6, 17, 5 12.

YEAH.

LET'S SEE.

LOTS OF HEADS NODDING AND THUMBS UP.

YEP.

NOPE.

COUNSELOR ROBIN.

YEAH.

I JUST QUESTIONED WHETHER, KNOWING WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, COMING UP WITH RESPECT TO, UH, PROJECTS THAT WE'VE HAD.

WE'VE BEEN SHUFFLING MONEY AROUND ARPA AND BOND PROJECTS AND OTHER STUFF, WHETHER WHETHER WE OUGHT TO CONSIDER, AND I KNOW THE COUNCIL HAS A, UM, A RETREAT SEX-RELATED THIS MONTH THAT HOPEFULLY I WILL NOT BE AT, BUT, UM, BUT AS WE SHUFFLE THAT, THAT MONEY AROUND, I WONDER IF WE OUGHT TO LOOK AT, UH, PULLING SOME OF THIS MONEY HERE, BACK INTO SOME OF THOSE PROJECTS, IF THAT MAKES SENSE, YOU KNOW, IN THE PAST WE'VE ALLOCATED CDBG FUNDS FOR, FOR STREETS OR FOR PARKS PROJECTS, THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND SEEING AS WE ARE LOOKING AT, UM, SOME OVERRUNS AND OTHER THINGS AND PRESSURES THERE, I DO WONDER IF, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT'S A BOUT A $500,000 INCREASE IN GREAT HOMES.

IF THAT MONEY MIGHT BE BETTER SPENT BEING PULLED OVER INTO SOMETHING, FOR EXAMPLE, LIKE ONE OF THESE PARKS WHERE WE MIGHT NOW, WHERE WE MIGHT CURRENTLY BE LOOKING, OR MIGHT OTHERWISE BE LOOKING AT CUTTING OR DELAYING THE FUNDING ON THAT.

SO JUST A, JUST A THING FOR GOD.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY ELSE HAS ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT, BUT, UM, YEAH, AND I DON'T KNOW WHEN THE BEST TIME WOULD BE TO DISK, IF NOW'S REALLY THE BEST TIME TO DISCUSS THIS, OR REALLY IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HAPPEN WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THAT RETREAT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, THE WHEELS TURNING AND THE CITY MANAGER SAID, GO AHEAD, MONA, WHAT ARE, WHAT ARE OUR REQUIREMENTS AS FAR AS THE CDBG GRANTS AND RESPONDING BACK AND SUBMITTING OUR PROJECTS, HOW SPECIFIC DO WE HAVE TO BE? UM, FOR OUR CITY SPONSORED PROJECTS, THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE AS SPECIFIC.

WE JUST, IT JUST HAS TO BE AN ELIGIBLE ACTIVITY.

UM, FOR THE PARKS PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE FUNDED IN THE PAST, THEY HAVE TO BE IN LOW INCOME SERVE, LOW INCOME AREAS.

UM, IF THEY'RE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, THEN OF COURSE THE LABOR AND THE DAVIS BACON RULES ALL KICK IN, AS FAR AS, YOU KNOW, THE WHOLE PROJECT

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WOULD BE APPLICABLE TO BE FOLLOWING DAVIS BACON.

UM, AS FAR AS, UM, GOING IN AND SOMEBODY IN ACTION PLANS, WE HAVE TO HAVE OUR PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AFTER YOU GUYS APPROVE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENTAL COME UP.

AND THAT'S A 30 DAY COMMENT PERIOD.

SO THAT'S TYPICALLY WHY WE TRY TO GET EVERYTHING APPROVED IN MAY BECAUSE WE HAVE JUNE TO DO A COMMENT PERIOD AND DEVELOP AN ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW, WHICH ALL PROJECTS HAVE TO HAVE AN ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW.

AND THEN WE HAVE TO HAVE OUR FINAL PLAN INTO HUD BY AUGUST 15TH.

SO IF WE WAITED UNTIL THE MEETING IN JUNE TO ADD SOME SPECIFICS TO THIS POT OF MONEY, WHAT DOES THAT DO TO YOU? UM, IT WOULD BE PUSHING IT AS FAR AS GETTING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IN THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD.

AND SO WE COULD DO IT IF, IF WE HAD A, AN APPROVAL BY THE FIRST MEETING IN JUNE, WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE DEFINITE, UM, DIRECTION BY THE FIRST MEETING IN JUNE.

AND I GUESS THE QUESTION THEN FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY IS DIRECTION ON THE CD BG FUNDING, UH, REQUIRE A VOTE, OR IS THAT SOMETHING THAT WE COULD DO AT A WORK SESSION RETREAT, JUST J JUST ASKING GENERAL DIRECTION AND WHAT THEY ARE, IF, IF WE WERE TO SAY SO WE'RE, AND I'M SORRY TO KIND OF DROP THAT ON YOU BECAUSE WE MAY NOT HAVE AN IMMEDIATE ANSWER.

BUT IF, UH, AS WE LOOK AT THE, THE PROJECTS FOR, UH, CITY FUNDING, I HAD IT RIGHT UP IN FRONT OF ME, UH, FOR THE CITY PROJECTS.

AND IF WE GIVE DIRECTION, CAN WE GIVE DIRECTION TO STAFF AS TO WHAT PROJECT SHOULD GO INTO WHAT GETS SUBMITTED TO THE, UH, UH, I GUESS TO THE GOVERNMENT OR TO WHOEVER, YOU KNOW, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO TAKE FORMAL ACTION TO GIVE THAT DIRECTION? OR CAN WE DO THAT AS WE DO KIND OF AT WORK SESSIONS, I NEED TO LOOK AT THE ISSUE, BUT MY, MY SUSPICION IS YOU CAN DO IT INFORMALLY AT A WORK SESSION, BUT I'LL NEED TO LOOK AT THAT AND GET BACK WITH YOU ON THAT.

MAYBE WE COULD DO THAT, THEN GIVE SOME DIRECTION ON THE 21ST.

AND WE MAY HAVE SOME PROJECTS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN, YOU KNOW, IN, FOR EXAMPLE, COUNCIL, THE ONE THING THAT'S COMING DIRECT TO MY MIND IS KINGSLEY PARK, WHICH AT ONE POINT WITH CDBG FUNDED.

AND I CAN'T REMEMBER IF WE SUPPLEMENTED THAT, I THINK WE MOVED THAT CDBG FUNDING AND THEN MADE KINGSLEY PARK ENTIRELY ARPA FUNDED, BUT WE MAY BE ABLE, BUT IF IT'S ALREADY BEEN CDBG APPROVED, FOR EXAMPLE, WE MAY BE ABLE TO, TO FREE UP SOME OF THE ARPA FUNDING AND MOVE THE CDBG FUNDING OVER THERE.

IN OTHER WORDS, JUST, YOU KNOW, IT'S, I DON'T WANT TO CALL UP THE SHELL GAME, CAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKE WE'RE DOING SOMETHING INAPPROPRIATE, BUT, BUT WE MAY BE ABLE TO, TO MAXIMIZE OUR EFFICIENCY IN THE USE OF THAT MONEY AND, UM, YEAH.

AND, AND GO FORWARD FROM THERE.

AND IF YOU USE THAT, WHAT COUNCILMAN OBGYN, AS THE EXAMPLE, WE ALREADY HAVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND EVERYTHING ON THAT.

SO IT WOULDN'T BE AS, AS DIFFICULT TO DO ONE THAT'S ALREADY BEEN APPROVED.

YEAH, THAT'S WHAT I WAS THINKING.

IS IT FOR, FOR SOME THAT, YOU KNOW, CAUSE I KNOW A LOT OF TIMES WE SHUFFLE THINGS IN AND OUT AND WE KNOW THAT THAT'S AN, A CDBG AREA AND IT HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN APPROVED AND WE MAY HAVE OTHER CANDIDATES AS WELL.

SO NOT TO GIVE YOU ALL A BUNCH OF MORE WORK BEFORE THE 21ST, BUT MAYBE THAT'S A WAY TO GO TO KIND OF BALANCE SOME OF OUR, OUR WOES, SO TO SPEAK.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

AND I WILL BRING BEFORE COUNCIL ON THE GREAT HOMES PROGRAM, WE HAVE RECENTLY REACQUIRED THE HARMONY HOUSE.

UM, AS OF THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING COUNCIL GAVE THAT BACK TO US TO REDEVELOP AND JASON AND I WENT OUT THERE.

UM, IT'S GOING TO BE A SUBSTANTIAL REDEVELOPMENT TO BRING IT BACK INTO WHERE IT CAN BE A RESIDENTIAL HOUSE.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO, WE'RE LOOKING AT ADDING A GARAGE AS WELL, BECAUSE RIGHT NOW THERE'S JUST ON-STREET PARKING.

AND IS THERE A DRIVEWAY? UH, THERE IS A DRIVEWAY.

IT LOOKS LIKE THE GARAGE WAS ACTUALLY CONVERTED AT SOME POINT TO BE A COMMUNITY CENTER.

SO SOME, A LOT OF THAT FUNDING IS GOING TO GO TOWARDS REDEVELOPING, THE HARMONY HOUSE THAT WE JUST GOT BACK.

OKAY.

UM, I'M GETTING THERE.

THANK YOU.

UH, I KNOW THE CITY MANAGER HAS MADE SOME NOTES AND I'M GUESSING WE WILL REVISIT THAT PART ON THE 21ST.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

GOT IT.

THANK YOU.

GO AHEAD.

AND THEN WHATEVER'S NEXT? UM, MOVING ON OUR CDBG GRANT AD, MAN, THIS IS THE MAIN AMOUNT THAT WE HAVE THAT WE CAN TAKE 20% OF THE ENTITLEMENT FUNDING.

UM, THIS PAYS FOR OUR STAFF, OUR RENT, OUR CARS, ALL, EVERYTHING THAT WE DO COMES OUT OF THIS FUND.

IT'S FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY SEVEN FIVE NINETEEN.

UM, THAT SUPPORT WE'RE GOING TO GET THIS YEAR.

ANY ISSUES ON THAT ONE COME INTO ONE DEPARTMENT.

OKAY.

UH, DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TIM

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WILLIAMS. UH MONET'S.

THAT ALSO INCLUDE MAINTAINING CURRENT STAFFING LEVELS FOR YOUR FOOT.

YES, SIR.

OKAY.

YES, SIR.

IT'S EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE IN OUR DEPARTMENT IS, IS COMES OUT OF THIS FUNDING.

NO NEW PROJECTIONS, NO NEW PROJECTIONS.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU.

MA'AM OKAY.

OKAY.

THEN OUR NEXT ONE IS OUR HOME AND FILL APPLICATIONS.

UM, W WE HAVE SOME CARRY OVER FUNDING, OR WE HAVE PROJECTS IN THE WORKS.

WE ARE LOOKING TO HAVE RE WE'RE REQUESTING TO USE $2,054,210 OF THAT 525,000 9 77 IS NEW ENTITLEMENT FUNDING.

AND THE REMAINING IS CARRY OVER FUNDING THAT, UM, WE HAVE IN THE HOME PROGRAM RIGHT NOW.

UM, WE HAVE SOLD HOUSES.

THIS, THE CARRY OVER FUNDING COMES AS A RESULT OF SOLD HOUSING, SELLING HOUSING.

WE GET A LUMP SUM AMOUNT.

AND THEN WE ALSO GET AROUND $300,000 A YEAR IN REVOLVING LOAN PAYMENTS BACK INTO THE PROGRAM.

SO WE HAVE SEVERAL, UM, PROJECTS IN THE WORKS WHERE WE WILL BRING THEM BEFORE COUNCIL.

WE HAVE NOT DONE SO YET BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT FINALIZED, BUT MOST OF THAT FUNDING IN THE CARRY OVER FUNDING WILL BE, UM, COMMITTED SOON.

AND THEN WE ARE REQUIRED BY HUD RULES TO GIVE 15% OF THE GRANT TO A WHAT'S CALLED A COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION.

AND IN GARLAND, WE USE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.

TYPICALLY, THAT'S WHAT WE'VE DONE.

THAT'S BEEN OUR ONLY CHODO THAT WE'VE HAD, AND THAT'S 105,000 1 95.

AND THEN WE HAVE 10% OF THE NEW ALLOCATION MONEY THAT WE CAN USE FOR ADMINISTRATION.

AND THIS UPCOMING YEAR WILL BE 70,001 30.

SO TOTAL WE'LL HAVE 2 MILLION TO 29,536 TO USE IN OUR HOME PROGRAM.

OKAY.

I CAN GO ON UP.

OKAY.

AND THIS ONE ISN'T IS NEW.

UM, THIS IS OUR EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT PROGRAM.

TYPICALLY I GIVE YOU GUYS, UH, RECOMMENDATIONS, CAUSE WE ONLY HAVE ONE APPLICANT FOR MOST OF IT.

WE'VE HAD SEVERAL APPLICANTS FOR THE DIFFERENT POTS OF MONEY.

SO THIS IS ANOTHER DECISION I'M ASKING COUNCIL TO WEIGH IN ON TONIGHT.

UM, WE HAVE TOTAL FUNDING AVAILABLE OF 1 93, 6 44.

AND FOR EACH BUCKET OF MONEY, WE HAVE SPECIFIC AMOUNTS.

THAT'S AVAILABLE FOR OUR SHELTER OPERATIONS, WHICH IS, UM, WE DO HAVE OUR NEW BEGINNINGS HOPE STORE SHELTER IN GARLAND FALLS UNDER THIS CATEGORY.

AND THEN WE HAVE STREET OUTREACH THAT ALSO FALLS UNDER THIS CATEGORY.

WE HAVE 112,919 TOTAL AVAILABLE.

UH, WE'VE HAD APPLICATIONS FROM THREE APPLICANTS THIS YEAR INSTEAD OF TWO.

SO HOPE STORE NEW BEGINNING SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION FOR 130,000, WHICH THE MOST WE COULD GIVE THEM WOULD BE A HUNDRED AND TWELVE, NINE NINETEEN.

UM, METRO RELIEF, WHO IS ALSO ONE OF OUR STREET OUTREACH ENTITIES.

THEY WORK CLOSELY WITH, UM, THE POLICE HOMELESS TASK FORCE AND GOOD SAM.

UM, THEY HAVE ASKED FOR 142,000 HUNDRED 27, AND THEN WE HAD A THIRD STREET OUTREACH ENTITY.

THAT'S NEW WE'VE, WE'VE NOT HAD ANY DEALINGS WITH THEM IN THE PAST.

AND THEY SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION FOR $50,050.

SO I'M ASKING ON THIS SECTION, HOW COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO SPLIT THIS UP, OR IF YOU WANT TO BRING THIS BACK AT THE NEXT MEETING TOO, AFTER YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT IT, BUT THIS IS ONE THAT'LL NEED A DECISION.

IN THE PAST, WE HAVE DONE 55% THAT WENT TO THE NEW BEGINNING SHELTER AND THE REMAINING 45% WOULD GO TO STREET OUTREACH, BUT YOU GUYS CAN CHANGE THAT HOWEVER YOU WANT TO OR DO SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT MARY, IF YOU'D BE OKAY WITH COUNSEL, I'D LIKE TIME TO BE ABLE TO RESEARCH EACH OF THE ENTITIES AND COME BACK WITH A RECOMMENDATION, JUST LIKE WE DID WITH THE OTHER HALF OF THIS.

I THINK THAT'S UM, CAN YOU SEND US THIS SHEET AND WE CAN PLUG IN OUR, AS WE'VE DONE.

YES, SIR.

I CAN DO THAT.

UM, I'LL GO AHEAD AND SEND THAT.

AND THEN THE SECOND, THE SECOND SUB CATEGORY I NEED, I WILL NEED YOU GUYS TO LOOK AT AS WELL IS THE RAPID REHOUSING, WHICH IS OUR RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

UM, WE HAVE 65, 6 I'M SORRY, 57, 701 AVAILABLE.

WE HAVE APPLICANTS FROM HOPE STORE, NEW BEGINNING.

THEY HAVE APPLIED FOR 60,000 AND UNDER ONE ROOF THEY'VE APPLIED FOR 180 6.

UM, HOPE STORE.

NEW BEGINNING CAN ONLY SERVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, WOMEN AND VICTIMS, AND THEY HAVE

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50% OR BELOW, UM, RENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR UNDER ONE ROOF.

THEY CAN SERVE EVERYONE WITH 50% OR BELOW.

SO WE CAN EITHER SPLIT THAT OR YOU CAN GIVE IT ALL TO THE HOPE STORE, NEW BEGINNING OR TO UNDER ONE ROOF.

I WILL GIVE YOU INFORMATION UNDER ONE ROOF IS CURRENTLY WELL, BOTH OF THESE HOPE STORE AND UNDER ONE ROOF CURRENTLY HAS CARES ACT EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT THAT THEY'RE UTILIZING AS WELL.

SO THEY DO HAVE FUNDING AVAILABLE AND IT LOOKS LIKE, UM, HUD IS, HAS EXTENDED THAT DEADLINE TO, FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO USE IT THROUGH NEXT YEAR, BUT WE WILL NEED TO MAKE A DECISION WHEN WE COME BACK.

UM, HOW YOU GUYS WANT TO SEE THAT SPLIT UP.

AND THEN THE REMAINING IS JUST, WE MADE A STAFF RECOMMENDATION.

IT'S OUR EXISTING, UM, METRO DALLAS HOMELESS ALLIANCE.

THAT'S THE SYSTEM WE HAVE TO, THEY REQUIRE US TO PAY FEES TO USE.

SO, AND THEN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM IS 14,001 15, AGAIN, THAT GOES TO THE CITY TO PAY FOR STAFF AND PAY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM.

SO THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO AREAS I MADE A RECOMMENDATION ON ARE THOSE TWO.

AND I'M LEAVING THE REST OF THAT UP TO COUNCIL TO GIVE US INPUT.

OKAY.

VERY GOOD.

AND THAT, WITH THAT, THAT CLOSES OUT OUR PRESENTATION THAT I HAVE.

UM, IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK AND I'LL SEND THIS SHEET OUT AT YOUR DIRECTION TO EVERYBODY, SO YOU CAN LOOK AT IT AND WE'LL DO THE SAME THING IF IT'S OKAY.

WE CAN DO AN AVERAGE.

YOU GUYS WANT TO DO ANOTHER AVERAGE.

OKAY.

WE'LL DO AN AVERAGE, UM, AND SUBMIT THE PROJECTS THAT, THAT YOU GUYS WANT FOR THE CITY SPONSORED PROJECTS TO ME BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE ANY OTHER APPLICATIONS COME IN.

SO SUBMIT THAT TO ME.

AND WE'LL GET THAT OUT TO YOU BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING AND GO FROM THERE.

WHEN WOULD YOU LIKE THAT INFORMATION BACK? OBVIOUSLY THE SOONER, THE BETTER, BUT UM, CERTAINLY BY THE FRIDAY OR THE NEXT WORK SESSION THAT THE LATEST.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, IF THERE'S NO OTHER QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW, WE ARE DONE FOR THE NIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

AND THAT MOVES US NOW.

[4c. Juneteenth Celebration Update]

EXCUSE ME, TO ITEM FOUR C JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION UPDATE.

THANK YOU.

SORRY, IF YOU WISH, AND WE HAVE ANOTHER CHAIR RIGHT THERE AS WELL FOR THE TWO.

SO YOU SHOW UP, YOU'RE GOING TO BE ON TV BECAUSE THAT'S JUST HOW IT WORKS FOR MY PARENTS.

HEY, I WOULD PREFER THAT OVER THIS ANY DAY, SO YOU LOOK MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE THAN WE DO.

GO AHEAD, MAYOR.

WE'RE WE'RE HERE TO UPDATE YOU TODAY ON, I KNOW WE'VE BEEN HERE A COUPLE OF TIMES ALREADY, UH, THROUGHOUT THE PAST MANY MILES, BUT WE'RE HERE TO UPDATE YOU ON ACTUALLY THE FINAL DETAILS OF OUR UPCOMING JUNETEENTH EVENT.

WE DO HAVE TWO OF OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS HERE FROM OUR COMMUNITY.

UH, WE HAVE 12 TO 15 OR SO CITIZENS THAT ARE IN OUR COMMUNITY ADVISORY GROUP THAT ADVISES ON JUNETEENTH AND THE TYPE OF ACTIVITIES.

AND WHAT DO WE DO? UH, WE HAVE WITH US TODAY, JUSTIN CARAWAY AND MON ROBERT ARE BOTH HERE.

SO WHAT I, I THINK WE'LL WE'LL DO IS WE'LL LET DANA GO THROUGH A BRIEF POWERPOINT PRESENTATION TO SHOW YOU WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED.

UH, AND THEN WE'LL GIVE JUSTIN AMMAN AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAY A FEW WORDS IF THEY WISH VERY GOOD, GOOD EVENING COUNCIL.

UM, THIS IS GOING TO BE YOUR SHORTEST PRESENTATION OF THE EVENINGS.

SO, UH, BUT THEY, UM, UM, JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION HAS REALLY COME ALONG.

UM, WE'VE ALLOWED THE COMMUNITY COMMITTEE TO DRIVE THE, FEEL, THE LOOK, THE CONTENT, UM, OF HOW THE EVENT IS GOING TO BE.

WE HAVE A REALLY ACTIVE COMMITTEE, UH, WITH, UH, SOME GREAT INPUT.

SO IT'S REALLY, REALLY GETTING, GOING TO BE A HUGE SUCCESS.

AND I CAN'T ACTUALLY WAIT FOR IT BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE THIS ONE WE'VE GOT NAILED DOWN.

SO AUDUBON PARK, JUNE 19TH, UM, IT'S FATHER'S DAY, IT'S GOING TO BE TWO TO FIVE IN THE AFTERNOON.

UM, WE CAN MAKE THIS FLYER NOW AVAILABLE TO EVERYBODY.

AND WHEN WE SAY THAT COMMITTEE IS DRIVING, WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH JUNETEENTH, THEY EVEN, UH, HAD GREAT INPUT IN THE LOGO, THE FEEL OF THE FLYER, WHAT IT SAYS.

UM, SO THIS IS KIND OF, UH, OUT THERE NOW WE'RE GOING TO START MARKETING, UH, THE EVENT AND LETTING EVERYBODY KNOW ABOUT IT.

OF COURSE, UH, IT'S GOING TO BE A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION WITH LIVE MUSIC CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN ESSAY CONTEST THAT WE'VE ENGAGED THE YOUTH, UH, TO PARTICIPATE IN.

UM,

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WE HAVE A HISTORICAL SPEAKER.

UM, SO JUST A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY.

UM, SO THAT'S WHERE WE'RE AT WITH THAT.

UM, WE WILL BE COMING TO, UH, THE PMR DEPARTMENT.

WE'LL BE COMING TO COUNCIL, UH, TO, UH, DO SOME QUICK INTERVIEWS WITH YOU TO PUT TOGETHER A MARKETING PIECE THAT WE CAN GO OUT THERE AND USE.

AND OF COURSE WE KNOW THAT THEY DO AN EXCEPTIONAL JOB, SO WE'LL BE USING THAT TO MARKET THE EVENT.

UM, LET'S SEE, WE'VE GOT, UM, MULTIPLE, WE HAVE FIVE FOOD TRUCKS RIGHT NOW.

WE MAY BRING IN A SIX WINE.

WE WANT JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT.

WE DO HAVE SOME VENDORS COMING.

WE HAVE A VISIT GARLIN BOOTH THAT WILL BE SELLING T-SHIRTS.

UM, SO IT'S JUST GOING TO BE A REALLY, REALLY FUN EVENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY AND YET KEEP THE FOCUS OF WHY THAT IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT DATE.

AND AS YOU ALL KNOW, THIS IS OUR INAUGURAL EVENT FOR JUNE 10TH, JUNE TEENTH.

AND, UM, WE'RE EXPECTING ALL OF YOU GUYS THERE ON THAT PARTICULAR DAY.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT COMMITTEE OR MYSELF, WE'LL BE GLAD TO ANSWER THEM.

I HAVE NO ONE IN THE QUEUE, BUT I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

OH, HANG ON.

I SPOKE TOO SOON.

THE COUNSELOR WERE MORE.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

WELL, FIRST LET ME JUST SAY, BASED ON WHAT I'VE HEARD SO FAR, I WAS LIKE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN OUTSTANDING TIME PARTY OVER HERE, PARTY OVER THERE.

UM, ARE YOU GOING TO DO ANY, UH, I THINK I SAW SOMETHING WHERE YOU MAY HAVE SOMEONE THAT'S GOING TO COME IN, UH, RECOGNIZED TO SPEAK OR TO SAY SOME WORDS OF THAT NATURE.

UH, DO YOU KNOW YET WHO THAT'S GOING TO BE IN? YES.

UH, THIS SPEAKER THAT WE HAVE THAT IS, UM, ON THE HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE IS PASTOR LEECH.

OKAY.

UH, IS HE IN TOWN HERE? OKAY.

WHO WAS NOT HEBREW? I'M LIBRA ST.

LUKE Y'ALL.

I'M SORRY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

BUT I DO WANT TO EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION FOR THE AWESOME WORK THAT STAFF HAVE DONE AND THEN BEING ABLE TO ASSEMBLE THE COMMUNITY IN SUCH A MANNER THAT, UH, IT'S GOING TO BE HISTORICAL.

IT'S GOING TO BE FUN.

AND I DO BELIEVE IT WILL BE SOMETHING THEY'LL LEAVE YOUR MIRABELLE.

UH, SO A MEMORABLE.

SO THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR, UH, THE WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE ON THIS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

YES, SIR.

UH, ANY, HANG ON.

HERE WE GO.

ANYONE ELSE? ALRIGHT, SIR, SIRS.

UM, WELL, I WOULD LIKE TO JUST SAY B DEFINITELY APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU GUYS ARE DOING FOR US.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR HELP AND YOUR INPUT AS WELL AS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE.

AND ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS A HISTORICAL EVENT.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED AS A COMMUNITY BECAUSE IT REPRESENTS ALL OF US.

IT'S NOT JUST A BLACK OR WHITE THING.

THIS, AS FAR AS ALL, THIS IS PART OF AMERICAN HISTORY THAT GOES ON RECOGNIZE AND I'VE NOTICED, AND GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT IT IN A MANNER, I CAN'T SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO MAKING THIS A ANNUAL EVENT THAT WE CAN ALL GET EXCITED TO LOOK FORWARD TO.

VERY GOOD MOM.

I'M JUST EXCITED.

I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS FOR YEARS.

I WAS IN ADDISON ONE YEAR AND WATCHING THEM DO THEIR FIREWORK SHOW AT ONE OF MY FRIEND'S HOUSE.

AND I WAS LIKE, WELL, WE DON'T HAVE THIS INGREDIENT.

AND I SAY, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ONE.

SO WE HOST THE ONE AT THE BARBERSHOP WAS JUST A BOUNCE HOUSE AND FREE FOOD.

THAT'S WHAT IT STARTED OUT IN THE NEXT YEAR.

HE GOT A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN PREVIOUS YEAR.

WE BROUGHT, WE BROUGHT OUT PEOPLE THAT BROUGHT BUSINESS TO ME.

LIKE THEY CAME AND GOT THE HAIRCUT AND I SUPPORTED THEY BUSINESS BY BUYING CLOTHES, BUYING THEIR FOOD, OR, YOU KNOW, WHATEVER SERVICES THEY MIGHT PROVIDE FOR US.

SO I WANTED TO PRESENT IT TO THE CITY SO WE CAN CELEBRATE TOGETHER NETWORK TOGETHER AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER.

AND, UM, I FELT LIKE I WAS JUST WONDERING, ENCOURAGE AND MOTIVATE, YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY AROUND ME.

CAUSE THEY HATE ME SO MUCH.

AND CELEBRATE JUNE 10TH.

I'VE BEEN DOING IT FOR A FEW YEARS.

WELL, YEAH, ONCE I CELEBRATED MYSELF, I GOT INTO IT.

I REALIZED HOW MUCH IT OPENED ME UP AND PACK ME, BRING OUT MY PASSION.

YOU KNOW, WHAT A LOT OF THINGS IS TO REMEMBER MY HISTORY AND WHERE I CAME FROM OR WERE TRYING TO GO.

I WORKED WITH SCHOOL DISTRICT AT PATHFINDER ACHIEVEMENTS

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CENTER AS WELL WHEN THEY CLOSED THAT DOWN AND JUST TOOK A LOT FROM IT.

CAUSE THOSE KIDS, YOU KNOW, THEY NEEDED A LOT MORE SUPPORT THAN WHAT THEY GOT RIGHT NOW.

SO ONE THING IS I WANT TO SEE THE GROWTH IN EVERYONE.

SO THIS IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BE A YEAR THING, YOU KNOW, AND NO MATTER WHAT CITY I AM TRYING TO BRING IT TO EVERYONE.

SO WE CAN ALL HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE AND IT'S KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT NOT.

AND MINE IS BEING A LITTLE MODEST.

I'LL SPEAK ON HIS BEHALF.

WE, WE HAVE PARTNER AND BEEN DOING THIS OUT OF POCKET OURSELVES AND RAISING DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISERS FOR THE PAST, WHAT THREE YEARS AND LAST YEAR WAS A HUGE SUCCESS.

WE WERE ABLE TO GIVE AWAY TVS.

WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO EDUCATE THE YOUTH TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT JUNETEENTH IS ABOUT.

IT'S PRETTY SAD THAT A LOT OF OUR YOUTH DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT JUNE TEENTH ENDS IN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF IT.

SO GIVEN THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CITY OF GARLAND TO PARTNER AND INVITE THE COMMUNITY IN, AND AS WELL AS YOU TWO ALREADY KNOW, WE GOT A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WANT TO GIVE INPUT.

SO THIS IS JUST THE START OF SOMETHING THAT I FEEL IS GOING TO BE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP AND A GREAT PARTNERSHIP.

VERY GOOD.

UH, CUSTOMER RIVERA, JUNE, JUNE TEAM STARTED IN TEXAS THEN, AND NOW IT'S A NATIONAL.

YES.

SO IT BECAME A NATIONAL HOLIDAY.

WHAT WAS THAT LAST YEAR? ALL RIGHT.

WELL, SHE WAS ONE OF THE ONES THAT SHOULD DO IT, BUT IT, IT GOES BACK.

I MEAN, AS A, UH, BORN AND RAISED HERE IN GARLAND.

I KNOW FOR ME PERSONALLY, I HAD THE UNDERSTANDING OF IT BECAUSE OF MY PARENTS AND MY MOTHER WAS AN EDUCATOR FOR 35 YEARS.

SO SHE TAUGHT US THE IMPORTANCE OF IT, BUT JUST NOT SEEING IT CELEBRATED ON A NATIONWIDE SCALE, REALLY DID SOMETHING TO ME.

AND I'M A PROUD, PROUD HBC U ALUMNI, MYSELF IN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF IT AT HBC USE.

AND FOR A LOT OF THOSE STUDENTS THAT ARE FROM CALIFORNIA, UH, NEW YORK, ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, NOT UNDERSTANDING WHAT JUNETEENTH IS.

THIS GIVES US, I FEEL LIKE IT'S OUR DUTY AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A COMMUNITY TO STICK TOGETHER AND BRING AWARENESS TO THIS SITUATION.

I STUDIED THIS IN TEXAS HISTORY.

TOM WOULD GO SEE AND GET IN THE FIFTIES.

AWESOME.

AND SEE, WE DIDN'T, WE DIDN'T STUDY THAT.

AND I GRADUATED FROM SOUTH CARLIN HIGH SCHOOL, GET SOMEBODY FROM HELLA DOWN.

ALRIGHT.

ALRIGHT.

ALRIGHT.

ALRIGHT.

ALRIGHT.

ALRIGHT.

BRING ME NO PHILLIES.

LET'S THAT'S ALL I WANTED.

THINGS WERE GOING REALLY WELL UP UNTIL THEN.

ALL RIGHT.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TIM WILLIAMS, GET US OUT OF THIS MESS.

THAT'S GOING TO BE A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW, BUT FIRST I JUST WANT TO COMMEND, UH, MITCHELL AND, UH, UH, HIS TEAM ARE FOR, UH, FOR, FOR WHAT THEY'RE DOING AND JASON AND, AND, UH, A MASTER BARBER, UH, CITY OF NAVY, SINCE HE SITS LIKE A BARBRA, HE LEANS LIKE A BALLROOM.

YEAH.

UH, UH, A COUPLE OF THINGS.

ONE FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW MEAN HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES, UM, ALARM OF ONE, THE OLDEST ONE WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI.

SO, UM, JUST FOR THAT, UM, UM, BUT I'M EXCITED.

I'M EXCITED, UM, TO SEE US GROW AS A COMMUNITY.

AND WHEN I SEE THAT WE'RE STARTING TO DO THINGS TOGETHER, RIGHT.

UH, UH, THIS INITIATIVE, UH, IS NOT, AND, UH, SORT OF BEEN, BEEN IN THE BLEACHERS IN THE NOSEBLEED SECTION, LISTENING AND WATCHING WHAT'S GOING ON HERE AND, AND, UM, UH, THE EVENT IT'S NOT WHO, WHO, UH, AND I WANT TO COMMEND YOU.

I COMMEND YOU ALL AND COME IN THE COMMITTEE, IT'S NOT ABOUT WHO GETS THE CREDIT, BUT IT'S FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND I'M EXCITED ABOUT THAT, ABOUT SEEING, UM, THERE'VE BEEN IN THE CITY OF GOD AND THERE'VE BEEN A NUMBER OF, UH, UH, OBSERVANCES OF CELEBRATIONS THROUGH THE YEARS.

UH, I'M A PRODUCT BARBARA OF STOCKS, BARBERSHOP.

UH, OKAY.

THAT WAS PROBABLY BEFORE YOU WERE STILL IN DIAPERS THEN.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO, SO, OKAY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO YOU REMEMBER THE BARBECUE PITS.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO, BUT I, I JUST WANT TO SAY I'M EXCITED THAT, THAT THE COMMUNITY IS BRINGING THIS TOGETHER.

THE NUMBER OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED.

I KNOW, AND, AND THE DIVERSITY OF THIS GROUP IS WHAT WE NEED IN GOLDEN.

AND I THINK WE CAN TAKE THIS AS A MODEL FOR OTHER CITIES

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OF, UH, WE CAN DO STUFF TOGETHER.

OKAY.

YOU KNOW, THAT WE'RE A SALAD BOWL IN GARLAND AND PUT A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.

YOU KNOW, ALL OF MINE DOESN'T GO, BUT A LITTLE PIECE OF YOURS AND A LITTLE PIECE OF HEARS.

SO I JUST WANT TO COMMEND YOU.

AND I GET EXCITED THEN I GUESS JUST HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH MY AGE.

UH, EVERY TIME I SEE A YOUNG PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY MEN GETTING INVOLVED AND TAKING INITIATIVE, I JUST GET, I JUST GET EXCITED.

AND, AND I JUST WANT TO COMMEND YOU GUYS, UH, AND THE REST OF THE COMMITTEE FOR, FOR DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO THIS EVENT AND WE JUST LOOK FORWARD TO BECOMING A GREAT EVENT.

LET ME ASK YOU ONE, ONE OF THE QUESTION, UH, BECAUSE I CELEBRATED IT, WE CELEBRATED IN LOUISIANA BEFORE YOU GUYS GRABBED IT IN TEXAS.

I HAVE NEW ZANA.

RIGHT.

AND WE CELEBRATED IT.

AND LOUISIANA, UH, WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PARTNERSHIP OR INTERACTIONS THIS COMMITTEE WITH GIS? D CAN SOMEBODY BRIEFLY? YES, SIR.

THEIR UNCLE ABOUT THAT PIECE AND BECAUSE, UH, I THINK, UH, JASON, JUSTIN, RIGHT? YES.

GESTION MENTIONED THE KIDS AND HE DID TOO.

SO CAN SOMEBODY TALK ABOUT WHAT HAS BEEN THE INVOLVEMENT OF OUR, OF OUR, OF THIS INITIATIVE TO INCLUDE OUR STUDENTS AND OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AS A PART OF THE LEARNING PROCESS? CAN YOU SPEAK TO THAT? THEY'RE ON OUR COMMITTEE AS WELL, AND THEY'VE HELPED US NOT ONLY WITH THE ESSAY CONTEST, UH, AND WE'VE REACHED OUT TO OTHER SCHOOLS, NON JSD SCHOOLS AS WELL, BUT, UH, FOR THE ESSAY CONTEST AND THEN PARTNERSHIP AT THE ACTUAL EVENT, THEY'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO HAVE THEIR, UM, MOBILE LIBRARY WILL BE OUT THERE AS WELL.

AND SOME OF THE EDUCATIONAL COMPONENTS, BUT THEY'VE BEEN AT THE TABLE WITH US.

AND, AND MY LAST QUESTION TO, OH, GENTLEMEN, IS THERE KIND OF GOING TO PUT YOU ON THE SPOT BETWEEN NOW AND JUNE 19TH, OR ARE THERE ANY OTHER THINGS THAT, AND I KNOW, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE IN GOOD HANDS FOR THOSE TWO PEOPLE SITTING NEXT TO YOU.

UH, BUT THERE, ARE THERE ANY OTHER THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TO SUPPORT MITCH AND STAFF AND YOU ALL, AND MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS INITIATIVE? I THINK YOU SAID IT PERFECTLY, UH, WE'RE IN GREAT HANDS.

THEY HAVE BEEN NOTHING SHORT OF WONDERFUL HELPING US AND HELPING US ORGANIZE, WHICH IS SO IMPORTANT.

IT'S SO VITAL.

I SAW MANY TIMES WHEN WE WERE ON THESE ZOOM MEETINGS AND SO MANY CHIEFS AND NOT ENOUGH INDIANS WHERE THEY REALIZE IN AND LET US KNOW, HEY, LET'S, LET'S KEEP IT GOING.

SO, UM, AS FAR AS YOU GUYS HAVE, WHAT WE NEED IS JUST BE THERE, SHOW UP, PARTICIPATE, UM, BE READY.

CAUSE WE LOOK FORWARD TO INTRODUCING YOU GUYS TO THE COMMUNITY.

CAUSE IT'S A LOT OF PEOPLE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY THAT DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO REPRESENTS THEM.

SO IT'S SUPER IMPORTANT THAT WE USE THIS TIME, NOT ONLY TO CELEBRATE, BUT EDUCATE AS WELL AND EDUCATE IN TODAY'S SOCIETY.

AS FAR AS WHO'S IN OFFICE, WHO'S MAKING THOSE CALLS, WHO'S REPRESENTING YOUR DISTRICT, YOUR COMMUNITY, AND WHO'S GOING TO BE ABLE TO BE THERE TO SUPPORT YOU IN TIMES OF NEED.

THANK YOU MATE.

THANKS, SIR.

UH, CONSUMER MORE.

THANK YOU, MR. MIGUEL WAS HOPING THAT, UH, UH, COUNCILMAN WILLIAMS WOULD HAVE ENDED IT, BUT YOU, YOU KEPT TALKING AND THEN SOMETHING CAME TO MIND THAT I WANTED TO ASK.

UH, I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO HAVE FOOD TRUCKS.