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GOOD

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EVENING, EVERYONE.

[Community Multicultural Commission on July 21, 2022.]

WELCOME TO OUR JULY 21ST, 2022 CMC MEETING.

SO HAPPY TO SEE EVERYONE.

AND AS YOU ARE AWARE, OUR CHAIR KIMBERLIN KIMBERLIN BANKS IS RUNNING A LITTLE BIT LATE, SO I WOULD LIKE TO START THE MEETING AND THEN SHE WILL JOIN US.

WHEN SHE'S HERE, YOU HAVE THE AGENDA THAT I PUT ON, ON YOUR CHAIR FOR YOU.

AND I'M NOT GOING TO READ THE MISSION AND STATEMENT ON OUR AGENDA BECAUSE EVERYONE CAN READ IT FOR THEMSELVES.

I DON'T WANT TO WASTE TOO MUCH TIME.

NUMBER ITEM, NUMBER TWO ON YOUR AGENDA IS APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MAY 19TH, 2022 MEETINGS.

SO IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVEAL OR THE REVEAL, THE MEETING MINUTES, I DID MY PART AND I DON'T SEE ANY CORRECTION, ANYTHING THAT NEED TO BE CORRECTED.

SO IF SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES, THE MAY 19 MEETING MINUTES, I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THE MAY 19TH MEETING MINUTES, MOVE BY LISTS SECOND BY ELVIA.

THANK YOU.

ANY DISCUSSION AND THE, THEN YOU ARE, WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS ON THIS MEETING.

MINUTE, EIGHT, NOT LEAST VOTE IN FAVOR.

AYE.

THANK YOU.

I DON'T FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION, WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO WELCOME.

ONE OF JENNIFER WINGS, FRANCE LONG LOST FRANCE.

WE WORK TOGETHER.

WE FALL ON SOME MANY PROJECTS FROM OTHER CD.

PLEASE HELP ME.

THE WELCOME IS MA ROSENTHAL ROSENTHAL FROM CULTURAL APPS, DIRECTOR OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND CULTURAL ARTS, PLEASE.

EMMY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND, UM, I, UH, I'M AMY ROSENTHAL.

I'M THE NEW CULTURAL ARTS DIRECTOR FOR THE CITY OF GARLAND.

UM, I'M NOW THIS IS MY FOURTH WEEK HERE IN GARLAND AND I AM SO EXCITED TO BE HERE.

I'VE BEEN, UH, SUCH A WARM WELCOMES.

EVERYONE HAS BEEN SO FRIENDLY.

SO I COME FROM THE CITY OF MCKINNEY.

I WAS THERE FOR 16 YEARS, UH, AS THEIR, UM, ARTS PERSON IS THEIR DOWNTOWN PERSON IS THEIR EVENT PERSON.

SO LOTS OF HATS AND MCKINNEY, BUT NOW THAT I'M IN THE HAT CAPITAL OF TEXAS GARLAND, JUST ONE HAT, THE ARTS COMMISSION.

SO, UM, I WAS VERY EXCITED TO COME TO GARLAND BECAUSE OF THE CULTURAL ARTS MASTER PLAN.

AND I KNOW THAT THIS COMMITTEE WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE, IN CONTRIBUTIONS AND AN IDEAS AND THOUGHTS WITH THE CULTURAL ARTS PLAN, WHICH REALLY, UH, INCORPORATE SHOWCASING OUR REALLY DIVERSE CULTURAL COMMUNITY.

SO, UM, ONE OF THE REASONS, UH, EXCITED TO BE HERE AND SO EXCITED TO WORK WITH Y'ALL, UH, I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT A PERFORMANCE THAT WE HAVE ON SEPTEMBER 17TH.

UM, THE CULTURAL ARTS DEPARTMENT IS WORKING TO PRODUCE, UM, SOME WORKS, MOST OF WHAT HAPPENS AT THE GRANVILLE ART CENTER AT THE PLAZA THEATER AND AT THE ATRIUM.

MOST THOSE ARE RENTAL ACTIVITIES.

SO SOME OF OUR LEGACY THEATER GROUPS, UM, LONG-TIME COMMUNITY GROUPS, THOSE, THOSE ARE RENTALS, BUT WE'RE STARTING TO DIP OUR TOE INTO THE WATER OF, OF PRODUCING AND PRESENTING.

UM, AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS IDENTIFIED IN THE CULTURAL ARTS MASTER PLAN AGAIN, WAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY SHOWCASE AND CELEBRATE OUR COMMUNITY.

SO, UM, ON SEPTEMBER 17TH, WE HAVE A ATTRIBUTE TO SELENA.

THIS IS BITTY BITTY VONDA.

THEY'RE ONE OF THE BEST, UM, TRIBUTE, UH, SELENA TRIBUTE BANDS, ACTUALLY IN THE COUNTRY.

THEY'RE PERFORMING ALL OVER.

SO WE HAVE THIS ON SEPTEMBER 17TH FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.

UM, JUST KIND OF KICKING OFF SOME CULTURAL PROGRAMS. UM, I KNOW TWO IN ON NOVEMBER, THE FIRST WE'LL CONTINUE OUR DHEA STILL TO SOMEWHERE SO CELEBRATIONS, UM, AND, UH, HAVE OTHER LOTS OF THINGS THAT WE'RE THERE.

WE'RE THINKING ABOUT.

I KNOW ON YOUR AGENDA, THERE WAS A, UM, AN ITEM TALKING ABOUT A FILM FESTIVAL.

SO I'M HERE TO LISTEN AND TO LEARN.

UM, I'VE GIVEN MS WHEN MY CARD AND I'M HAPPY TO SHARE THAT YOU, MY INFORMATION WITH Y'ALL AS WELL TOO, AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER.

SO, UM, MA'AM ON SEPTEMBER 17, YOU WILL HAVE A SHOW.

YES.

SO THIS IS THE, THIS IS THE SELENA TRIBUTE BITTY BITTY BHANDA ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.

SO WE ARE, UM, LOOKING AT GETTING THIS OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY AND FELT

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LIKE THIS WAS A FIRST STOP TO VISIT THE, YOU KNOW, THE MULTICULTURAL, UM, COMMITTEE COMMISSION AND, AND KIND OF SHARE THIS ACTIVITY, BUT WE'LL BE OUT TRYING TO, TO SHARE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM.

SO YEAH, THAT'S SO FUNNY BECAUSE THAT IS MY, OUR WEDDING 55 YEARS WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AT THE ATRIUM.

NO, IT'LL BE GREAT.

IT'S AS YOU KNOW, TOO, WE'VE GOT LOTS OF GREAT PARKING AND IT'S REALLY FUN TO HAVE ACTIVITIES AT THE ATRIUM AND SHOWS AT THE GRANVILLE.

SO LOTS OF, LOTS OF GOOD THINGS HAPPENING.

UM, SO THIS PERFORMANCE IS AT EIGHT O'CLOCK ON A SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.

WHAT IS THE CHARGE? IT'S A $20 TICKET PRICE.

SO WHEN DO WHAT TIME? UM, IT'S PROBABLY A HOUR AND A HALF, NINE 30 OUT OF THERE BY 10 TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

SO WE ARE HOPING THAT THIS WILL BE A SOLD-OUT PRODUCTION.

WE ALWAYS DO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BUY THEIR TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

THERE'LL BE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR THOUGH, AS WELL TO, AND THEN ARE THEY STILL DOING A FILM FESTIVAL? IS THAT STILL HAPPENING? WELL, SO I I'M EAGER TO HEAR A LITTLE BIT MORE, YOU KNOW, SO THE, UM, RIGHT NOW I KNOW THERE ARE MOVIES SCHEDULED AT THE PLAZA THEATER.

SO THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, THEY HAVE FILMS THAT THEY THEY'RE THROWBACK THURSDAY, UM, DOWNTOWN OR GARLAND.

UH, THE, THIS CITY, WE ACTUALLY HAVE A FEW FILMS SCHEDULED AS WELL TOO, BUT I NEED TO KIND OF CATCH UP.

I KNOW THAT THERE HAS BEEN TALK ABOUT A FILM FESTIVAL, UM, A CULTURAL FILM FESTIVAL AND, UH, SO I WOULD LOVE TO, TO LEARN MORE AND, AND I'M YEAH, EAGER TO, TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT HAD BEEN DISCUSSED AND I I'M STILL CATCHING UP.

IT WAS STILL IN THE IDEATION PHASE.

SO THERE WAS NO LIKE PINPOINT OF DATES OR ANYTHING.

UM, THEY WERE JUST GETTING SUGGESTIONS OF MOVIES AND WHY THAT MOVIE WAS BEING SUGGESTED.

YEAH.

YEAH.

HE JUST ASKED FOR, YOU KNOW, I, YOU KNOW, SOME SHOWS FOR FILMS, YOU NO.

YEAH.

HE CAME TO THE GAME TO THE CMC AND DELIVER A PRESENTATION AND VERY BASIC INFORMATION.

BUT FOR MY SIDE, FOR THE ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND THE VIETNAMESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY, WE HAD HOST SEVERAL MEETING WITH THE PREVIOUS DIRECTORS, SEVERAL MEETINGS BECAUSE HE KNOWS THE ASIAN AMERICAN AFTER THE WAR AND EVERYTHING, WE HAVE A LOT OF DOCUMENTARY WORTH TO SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THE CITY OF GARLAND IS VERY DIVERSE.

WE WANT TO SHARE OUR CULTURE AND OPEN ARMS TO WELCOME IN, TO LEARN ABOUT ALL THE CULTURE AS WELL.

WE HAVE VERY LENGTHY CONVERSATION.

AND THEN THE, UM, WE WERE GOING TO BRING IN A LOT OF PRODUCTION LIKE TAMMY, TAMMY, WE AND LOCAL PRODUCTION, VERY WELL-KNOWN.

SHE WAS, UH, SHE USED TO BE MISS ASIA, AMERICA, INTERNATIONAL, VERY WELL-KNOWN FILM PRODUCTION.

SHE HAS A LOT OF DOCUMENTARY.

SHE TRAVELED THE WORLD AND WE HAD INVITING A LOT OF ACTORS, ACTRESSES MOVIE DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION COMPANY, TO COME TO GARLAND.

AND, AND MY HUSBAND PAID FOR THE WHOLE TRAIL FOR ABOUT 17 OF THEM.

WITHOUT KNOWING THE PREVIOUS DIRECTOR IS NO LONGER WITH A CD.

NO ONE TOLD US WE PUT THEM UP AT A HOTEL AND EVERYTHING, AND I KEEP ON CALLING HIM, EMAIL HIM, NO ANSWER.

THAT'S WHEN I COME TO RON, I SAID, WHAT'S GOING ON? I JUST TALKED TO HIM LAST WEEK.

HE'S NO LONGER WITH A CITY.

AND YOU KNOW, THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO GIVE OUT TOO MUCH INFORMATION AND WE DON'T CARE.

WE JUST MOVE AND FORWARD.

SO NOW WE ARE GLAD WE ARE SO GLAD WITH YOUR EXPERIENCE FROM MCKINNEY.

WE WILL START TALKING AGAIN AND OUR CHAIR KIMBERLIN BANK WITH THE PERMISSION FROM THE, THE COMMISSION BOARD MEMBER.

REMEMBER AT THE MAIN MEETING, YOU ALL GIVE US THE PLUSING THAT WORKING TOGETHER TO BRING OUR CHAIR INTO THE CONVERSATION.

SO YOU WILL HEAR FROM US UNLESS THE BODY DECIDED OTHERWISE.

SO WE WORK AS THE GREW UP AND WE LISTEN TO THE BODY, WHATEVER THE BODY DECIDE, THAT'S HOW WE MYSEL AND THE CHAIR BANKS WILL CARRY OUR MISSION.

SO WE LOOK AND FORWARD TO BE WORKING WITH YOU.

AND THE AUTO QUESTION FROM HONORABLE MEMBER, AND YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION ABOUT FILM FESTIVAL.

YOU MAY WANT TO ASK AMY.

I DO.

OKAY.

I DON'T

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KNOW.

I DON'T HAVE WONDERFUL IDEA BECAUSE YOU JUST SAID IT'S A VERY DIVERSE AND WE ARE JUST STARTING IT'S ON.

AND WE ARE JUST STARTING TO LIKE THE, THE, UH, AFRICAN-AMERICAN, YOU KNOW, JUNE 19TH OR SEPTEMBER 16 HAD BEEN CELEBRATED FOR A LONG TIME.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT ONE.

UM, BUT THE ASIAN, THEY DON'T, THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT THAT EVEN THOUGH WE ARE ALL HERE, HERE, WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT EACH OTHER.

YES.

AND, AND I'M, AND I'M SEEING TOO, JUST AT THE ACTIVITIES THAT WE SEE AT THE ATRIUM, UM, YOU KNOW, ALL OF THE, UH, SOUTHEAST ASIAN COMMUNITIES TOO, AND, AND WEDDINGS AND CELEBRATIONS.

I MEAN, IT'S, IT'S REALLY EXCITING TO SEE ALL OF THE DIFFERENT, UM, YOU KNOW, BEAUTIFUL DRESSES AND COSTUMES AND HERITAGE AND CULTURES.

AND ABSOLUTELY SO, AND I APOLOGIZE, I'M, I, I MEAN, IT REALLY IS.

IT'S I CAN SEE THAT IT WAS VERY FRUSTRATING EXPERIENCE FOR YOU.

SO I, I'M VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED IN THE PAST, BUT PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT TO, TO ME PERSONALLY, IT'S IMPORTANT TO OUR CITY AND OUR MASTER PLAN.

AND I THINK THERE'S GREAT OPPORTUNITY WITH, UH, WITH A FILM FESTIVAL.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THE BEAUTIFUL PLAZA THEATER, WE HAVE GREAT FACILITIES THAT WITH THE GRANDVILLE AS WELL, AND EVEN THE ATRIUM.

SO WE DO HAVE A, AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOMETHING THAT'S PRETTY SPECIAL THAT WOULD REALLY BE AUTHENTIC TO GARLIC AND, AND SHOWCASE OUR COMMUNITY.

SO, UM, I LOOK FORWARD TO TRYING TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT.

SO, AND THE THING IS, ARE YOU NEEDING ANY VOLUNTEERS FOR THE TRIBUTE TO SALINA? UH, WELL, SURE.

I WILL NEVER TURN DOWN A VOLUNTEER.

YOU BET.

SO, UM, WE WE'LL, YOU KNOW, WE'LL NEED SOME USHERS AND SO, UH, AGAIN, I'LL LEAVE MY, MY CARD OUT.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS TOO, ABOUT HOW, YOU KNOW, INFORMATION TO HELP SHARE IN THE COMMUNITY, THAT WOULD BE TERRIFIC, BUT YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

UM, WE WILL NEVER TURN DOWN AN USHER VOLUNTEER, SO, YEAH.

GREAT.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

ANYTHING ELSE? OKAY.

THANK YOU EVERYONE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, EMMA, AND WELCOME ABOARD.

YES, IT'S GOOD TO HAVE YOU IN GARLAND.

CAN WE HAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER? UM, OKAY.

LET ME LOOK AT MY, UH, OKAY.

SO MY OFFICE LINE IS (972) 205-2789.

UM, BUT MY CELL PHONE IS (817) 269-1326.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO COLLABORATION AND I HAVE HOW INFORMATION, WHICH I WILL SHARE WITH ALL OF YOU EMAIL AND ALL.

OKAY.

LATER ON.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

HAVE A NICE EVENING.

NICE MEETING.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

MOVING ON TO ITEM THREE B GROUP PHOTO.

SHOULD WE WAIT UNTIL CHAMP BANKS IS HERE TO DISCUSS ABOUT THIS? OKAY.

UH, I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION.

THE PITCHER THAT WE TOOK CARE OF THAT WASN'T CONSIDERED THE GROUP PHOTO.

OH YES.

I SENT IT TO RENEE.

SO IS THAT, OR IS IT NOT? THAT'S LIKE AN UNOFFICIAL GROUP PHOTO BECAUSE CAROL WAS MISSING, UNOFFICIAL WORKS.

WE'RE GOING TO USE THAT.

THAT'S SORTA LIKE THAT, LIKE AN EMERGENCY ONE.

OKAY.

THAT'S WHY GETTING THIS SCRIPT TOGETHER IS LIKE HERDING DUCKS.

YEAH.

AT THE BEGINNING, WE ONLY MISSING ONE OR TWO AND THEN WITH AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER MOVING FORWARD, THAT WILL BE MOST DIFFICULT TIME TO GET EVERYONE TOGETHER UNLESS WE HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL OCCASION THAT THE BODY, THE BOY VAULT TO WALK DOWN.

SO I DON'T KNOW.

I WOULD LEAVE IT UP TO CHAD BANKS TO DECIDE WITH YOU ALL ON THAT I'M GAME ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, EXCEPT FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 17TH, I WILL EXTREMELY BT.

THAT GOES WHERE WE ARE CELEBRATING.

AND THEN WE ALSO HOUSE THE FIGHTER PILOT FROM VIETNAM TO COME HERE.

SO I WILL BE 17, SEPTEMBER 17, 55.

OH, WOW.

THAT IS WONDERFUL.

55 YEARS.

AND WITH THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING, I DON'T WANT TO WAIT UNTIL 60 BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT GOING TO HAPPEN.

YES.

UM, AFTER AUGUST 19TH FOR SIX WEEKS, I WON'T BE AVAILABLE FOR ANYTHING YOU SAY, I HAVE SURGERY ON THE 19TH AND IT'S ON MY FEET.

SO I WON'T BE ABLE TO, I'M GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET UP AND WALK AROUND AT LEAST SIX WEEKS.

YEAH.

I, HOPEFULLY I CAN COME

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IN SEPTEMBER, BUT I'VE GOT A NIECE FROM DOWN SOUTH.

THAT'S HAVING BRAIN SURGERY HERE IN DALLAS AND SHE STAYED WITH ME TILL I'LL BE PLAYING NURSE.

UM, HOPEFULLY THEY SAID IT'S VERY DANGEROUS.

AND SHE, YOU KNOW, HER, HER HUSBAND IS CITY MANAGER.

SO HE CAN'T TAKE OFF A MONTH AND HE TOOK HIM A MONTH, YOU KNOW, STAYED AT A HOTEL OR SOMETHING.

YEAH.

SO I'LL BE PLAYING NURSE IF I CAN, YOU KNOW, AND SHE'S DOING OKAY.

MY HUSBAND CAN STAY WITH HER WHILE I RUN FOR AN HOUR TO A MEETING OR SOMETHING.

SO YEAH.

SO WE JUST WAIT FOR CHAIRMAN'S TO GET HERE.

AND WE DISCUSS MORE ABOUT THAT.

IF NOT WORSE SCENARIO, WE CAN JUST HAVE A LUNCH, A LUNCH OUT OUR EVENING OUT.

SOMETIMES WE NEED TO HAVE A TEAM BUILDING EVENT, JUST GO OUT, HAVE A HAMBURGER OR HOT DOGS OR SOMETHING SIMPLE BECAUSE WE ALWAYS MEET HERE.

DISCUSS ABOUT BUSINESS.

YOU REMEMBER, IN THE PAST, CHARLES, WE ALWAYS HAD TEAM BUILDING.

LIKE EVERY THREE MONTHS WE GO AN HOUR IN ONE PLACE.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE.

WE JUST SIT DOWN AND TALK ABOUT, OKAY.

TALK ABOUT THINGS THAT NOT RELATED TO OUR DAILY BUSINESS.

TO ME, THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT NOWADAYS.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT EVERYBODY.

YEAH.

IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU ALL WANT TO DO AND BRING IT UP AND PUT ON OUR AGENDA TO BE DISCUSSED.

OKAY.

IT'S 105 DEGREE.

NO, NO, NOT, NOT DOING JULY AND AUGUST.

OKAY.

MOVING ON TO A PARTNERSHIP AND THE ACP YOUTH COUNCIL.

SO I WELCOME CHAIR BANKS.

OKAY.

SHE MAY HAVE, UH, MORE OF AN UPDATE.

I PROVIDED, I PROVIDED, UM, TARA BANKS WITH DR.

MILLER'S INFORMATION.

SHE DID REACH OUT TO HER, UM, A COUPLE OF MEETINGS AGO.

SHE WAS, I THINK SHE WAS GOING TO ATTEND THAT SHE WASN'T ABLE TO MAKE IT RIGHT.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF SHE'S HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REACH BACK OUT, TO GET HER TIED BACK IN, TO BE AT A MEETING.

OF COURSE, SHE'S NOT HERE AT THE MEETING TODAY, UH, BETWEEN MS. BANKS AND MYSELF, WE CAN PROBABLY REACH OUT TO SEE IF SHE CAN MAKE NEXT MONTH'S MEETING.

YES.

YOU WANT ME TO REACH OUT? I CAN.

OR YOU CAN EITHER WAY, WHAT, WHAT IS MOST CONVENIENT FOR YOU? I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH DOING THAT, BUT I KNOW SOMETIMES WHEN CHAIRPEOPLE TALK TO CHAIRPEOPLE THINGS GET DONE A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY.

I WAS CAUSE SHE WAS VERY WILLING.

SHE JUST HAD A CONFLICT THERE ONE MONTH AND SHE WAS READY TO COME THE NEXT MONTH.

BUT THEN SOMETHING ELSE CAME UP OR WE WERE COUNSELED THE NEXT MINUTE.

SO I I'M HAPPY TO REACH OUT TO DR.

MILLER.

GREAT.

YOU WANT TO CARRY ON CHAIR BACKS? OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SO GARLAND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTNERSHIP.

YEAH.

GARLAND HAS THE, UM, PARENT ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE NEXT WEEK.

AND WE SAID THAT WE WOULD SUPPLY SOMETHING FROM US FOR THE, UM, YOU KNOW, TO HAVE ON A TABLE INFORMATION ABOUT US.

SO WHAT DO WE GOT THE GOOD, WHAT ARE THE GOOD SOME KIND OF, SO I KNOW THAT WE HAD TALKED ABOUT CREATING LIKE THE MOST SKELETAL VERSION OF THE INFORMATION WE HAVE TO SHARE.

ARE WE ABLE TO DO THAT IN LIKE A ONE SHEET, TWO SIGHTED TYPE FORMAT, AS YOU SAID, THE MEDIAN IS WHEN IT'S IN A WEEK, I'M SET.

I WOULD HAVE HIM SOMETHING TOMORROW.

WE REALLY HAVE TO GET THEM A PDF TOMORROW.

I DON'T MIND CREATING IT, BUT I, WHEN I THINK ABOUT WHAT INFORMATION WE'VE GATHERED, THAT'S MY QUESTION.

WHAT KIND OF NUTS? OKAY.

ARE YOU TALKING SOMETHING FOR THE STUDENTS OR WHAT? FOR THEIR PARENTS? FOR THE PARENTS.

OKAY.

YOU KNOW, STUDENTS MAY ACTUALLY, IT MAY GET HANDED TO STUDENTS SOMETIME, BUT IT'S MORE THAN ANYTHING, PARENT INFORMATION.

OKAY.

CAUSE THAT WAS ALL I WAS TAKING ANY FITS FOR THE STUDENTS, A BOOKMARK OF THE MULTICULTURAL THAT THE DIFFERENT, WE CAN DEFINITELY DO A BOOKMARK.

DOES THE BOOKMARK HAVE INFORMATION ON THE OTHER SIDE OF IT? THAT'S USEFUL FOR PARENTS.

WE WANT TO DO KIND OF LIKE OUR, UM, UH, SURVEY WITH THE, HAVE THE, YOU KNOW, HAVE THE, UM, WAIT, BUT THERE'S ONLY YEAH, WELL SHE'S GOT ALL THAT.

IT'S A SINGLE PRINT.

IT'S NOT, I MEAN, THERE'S NOT, THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF PRODUCTION IN THIS, YOU KNOW, UH, A BOOKMARK WITH A LOGO AND THEIR COLORS ON ONE SIDE.

AND SO THE MISSION STATEMENT AND, UH, YEAH.

SO YOUR QUESTION IS WHAT INFORMATION DO WE WANT TO PROVIDE ON THE BOOKMARK? YEAH.

UM, I GUESS SOME OF THE BASIC NUMBERS THAT YOU CAN CONTACT SOMEBODY HERE IN THE CITY, SOMETHING FOR HOUSING,

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UM, FOOD, IF YOU, UM, I'M SURE THERE'S A LINK SOMEWHERE THAT SAYS, GO HERE.

IF YOU'RE IN NEED OF FOOD COLLECTED ALREADY.

RIGHT.

OH, I HAVE THAT.

YEAH.

WE, WE DO, WE DO THE WORD, IT JUST, JUST SEND IT OVER AND WE'LL PUT IT IN A FORMAT, YOU KNOW? AND, AND WHAT WE'LL DO IS LIKE, I LOVE THE IDEA OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL, THE HIGHEST LEVEL, THE IDEA OF A BOOKMARK, BECAUSE THOSE ARE FOUR UP ON A SHEEN AND A HALF BY 11 AND THEY CAN BE CUT.

YEAH.

THAT'S GREAT.

AND I THINK WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT THE SKELETAL ORIGINALLY, IT WAS THE HIGHER LEVELS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT VERY HIGH, JUST SOMETHING THAT GAVE US A PRESENCE, BUT LIZ TOOK IT ALL THE WAY TO THE FINISH LINE.

AND THEN WE HAD TWO MONTHS WITH EITHER NOT MEETING OR SOMETHING AND IT'S LIKE, OKAY, NOW IT'S TIME.

YEAH.

YOU COULD EVEN MAKE THEM A LITTLE BIT BIGGER, HALF SHEET, HALF SHEET, YOU KNOW? YEAH.

OR YOU COULD TURN IT THIS WAY AND DO THIRDS.

YEAH.

AND THAT WAY YOU COULD GET MORE ON THERE BECAUSE LISTENING TO WHAT YOU LIKE THIS.

YEAH.

THAT'S A .

YEP.

AND THAT WAY IT BE MULTIPURPOSE, MAYBE KIDS GETTING PARENTS TO SEE IT.

AND IT'D BE SOMETHING THAT WE COULD USE IN MANY OTHER OCCASIONS.

WE CAN UPDATE IT ALL.

WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT A LOW COST AND YOU CAN COMPLETELY, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN KEEP UPDATING AND ADDING INFORMATION OR CHANGING.

WE COULD EVEN HAVE SOME WHEN WE'RE OUT AND ABOUT PASSING THEM OUT, THIS THINKING ABOUT WHERE ARE ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL.

NOW THAT WILL BE MORE COMMUNITY EVENTS THAT WE NEED TO SHOW UP.

SO THAT WOULD BE WORTH IT TO DO WHATEVER WE ARE OR YOU'RE MEETING WITH SOMEBODY.

AND YOU SAY, BY THE WAY, I'M ON THIS COMMISSION, RIGHT.

LET ME SHARE THIS WITH YOU.

EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT THE PURPOSE OF YOUR MEETING.

I LIKE IT.

SO DO YOU WANT TO AUTHORIZE ME TO TAKE THIS TO A FEDEX AND COPY IT AND CUT IT AND GET IT TO HIM? BECAUSE WE CAN'T SEND HIM.

I MEAN, I WAS GOING TO SEND HIM SOME ELECTRONIC AND WE'LL SEND THEM A TRI-FOLD SO THERE WON'T BE ANY CUTTING.

NOW.

THAT'S WHAT WOULDN'T THAT'S THE RESTAURANT GOING? DO WE HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION FOR A TRI-FOLD? DO YOU THINK I HAVE A WHOLE EXCEL? I HAVE A WHOLE EXCEL.

OKAY.

SO IS IT, IS IT SIGNIFICANT SO THAT THERE'S PLENTY OF INFO TO PUT ON EACH PANEL? CAUSE THE TRI-FOLD IS COVER SIX SHEETS THAT COVER AND THEN FIVE, FOUR PIECES OF CONTENT, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU WANT TO ORGANIZE, YOU COULD ORGANIZE IT, MAYBE IT WON'T.

OKAY.

SO LET'S JUST SEND ME YOUR SHEET AND I'LL FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO.

WE WILL, WE WILL PRINT IT.

WE WILL FOLD IT.

IT'S NOT, IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A CUT THOUGH.

IT'LL BE A PRINT AND FULL AND YES, I THINK WE HAVE BUDGET FOR IT.

AND IF WE DON'T HAVE BUDGET FOR IT, THEN WE'LL PRINT INTO THE OFFICE AND FOLDER.

WE'LL WE'LL MAKE IT HAPPEN.

WE'LL MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR THIS PURPOSE.

DO WE HAVE A QUANTITY? NO.

WE NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY THEY NEED AND THEN ADD TO THAT FOR US TO HAVE JUST WALKING AROUND.

YEAH.

AND KEEP IT ENOUGH TO HAND OUT.

BUT NOT SO MANY THAT IF WE NEED TO READ, AS WE GATHERED MORE INFORMATION, WE'LL BE ALWAYS UPDATING IT, BUT IT GIVES US A SOMETHING.

YES.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR GUESTS FROM LAST YEAR, FROM THE, FOR THE SCHOOL EVENT THING? I THINK IT WAS LIKE MAYBE 50 TO A HUNDRED.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS THINKING.

YEAH.

PROBABLY, YOU KNOW, I PROBABLY HANDED OUT LIKE 25 TO 50 OF WHAT WE HAD THAT DAY AND I COULDN'T HAVE DONE MORE IF HADN'T BEEN THAT THEY RAN OUT OF TIME AND SEND EVERYONE BACK THAT 50 TO A HUNDRED AND THEN PROBABLY AN EXTRA 50 JUST FOR US TO HAVE IT ARE READY TO GO.

WE NEED TO MAKE UP, MAKE UP BECAUSE IF WE SEND IT TO RENEE, IT'S GOING TO BE A BUDGET IF WE'RE GOING TO SPEND ITEMS. SO WE NEED A MOTION TO PREPARE A BROCHURE FOR THIS EVENT AND FUTURE EVENTS.

I CAN'T MAKE THAT MOTION.

SO I MOVE THAT.

WE, UM, CREATE A BROCHURE FOR THE GARLAND ISD FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE THAT'S HAPPENING NEXT WEEK.

AND THAT WE, UM, CREATE A TRI-FOLD WITH BASIC HIGH-LEVEL INFORMATION, OUR MISSION STATEMENT, UM, OUR COLORS AND LOGO DESIGN, AND, UH, GET THAT PRINTED 50, PROBABLY 75 COPIES.

UM, AND GET IT DELIVERED TO JONATHAN ARMSTRONG TOMORROW.

TOMORROW.

YEAH.

WELL I GUESS ARE HEARING THE BUSINESS.

YEAH.

WELL, YEAH.

ARE WE GOING TO BE THERE TO GIVE IT OUT OR IS SOMEONE ELSE THAT'S THE IDEA INCLUDED IN THERE? WE

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NEED TO SECOND.

WE NEED SOMEONE TO SAY, OH, YOU SAY YES.

MA'AM SECOND.

OKAY.

YEAH.

THEY'RE GOING TO INCLUDE IT IN THERE.

LIKE THEIR BAG OF INFO WHERE IT'S GOING TO BE IN THERE.

THAT'S GOOD.

BUT SHORT NOTICE.

YEAH, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

DO WE HAVE ANY DISCRETION? OKAY.

IS IT AN ALL IN FAVOR? AYE.

MOTION CARRIES AND THE MAGIC WILL HAPPEN.

IT IS MAGIC.

THE MAGIC SHEPHERD, THAT DELIVERY.

SO ALL OF THIS.

OH, THE GROUP PHOTO.

ARE WE BACKING UP? YEAH, BECAUSE WE WERE WAITING FOR YOU.

WE SAVE THAT FOR YOU.

WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

WE WAIT, YOU KNOW, WE ARE ALL SPECIAL.

I AM SURROUNDED BY SPECIAL PEOPLE.

SO ELVIA OF COURSE I AM SPECIAL.

ALL RIGHT.

PHOTO DATE.

UM, WE CAN CREATE A POLL OR WE CAN TRY TO JUST BY CONSENSUS HERE, DETERMINE WHAT WORKS WE HAVE, WHO IS MISSING? UM, TIFFANY, TIFFANY.

WELL, MERO, VALENCIA.

SO WE MISSED THREE.

WE'RE MISSING THREE.

DOES EVERYONE HERE? DOES ANYONE HAVE A DATE THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO PROPOSE? CAUSE WHAT I CAN DO IS I CAN CREATE A DOODLE POLL, BUT I WANT IT TO BE DATES THAT PEOPLE IN THE ROOM CAN AT LEAST MAKE, YOU KNOW, THERE'S NO POINT IN MAKING IT.

WHAT ABOUT NEXT THURSDAY? NEXT? WHAT? NEXT THURSDAY? THIS MONTH.

YEAH.

I DON'T THINK WE'LL BE BACK.

YEAH.

I WOULDN'T TRY TO DO ANYTHING THIS MONTH.

NO.

OKAY.

I'M THINKING SO WE COULD DO IT A MEETING DATE.

WE COULD DO IT AT THE AUGUST MEETING.

SO SHE WON'T BE HERE.

I WON'T BE HERE.

UH, AFTER AUGUST 19, I WILL BE DOWN FOR SIX WEEKS.

OH I JUST, I JUST SHARED THAT.

SO WE NEED IT BEFORE THAT.

SO MAYBE THE WEEK BEFORE AUGUST MEETING, MY SURGERY IS ON THE 19TH.

THAT'S THAT? FRIDAY? FRIDAY? YES.

SHE'S NOT, SHE'S NOT GOING TO A MEETING THE DAY BEFORE I CAN.

I CAN.

SHE'S A TROOPER.

YEAH, YEAH, NO, NO, NO.

ALL MY KIDS ARE GROWN.

MY YOUNGEST CHILD IS 20.

I AM A GRANNY NOW OF THREE.

SO NO DON'T ASK ME.

NO, NO I'M OUT OF THAT.

SO YES.

IF OUR MEETING IS AUGUST 18TH, THEN AUGUST 18TH WORKS FOR ME.

I'M GOOD.

I'M GOOD.

I'M GOOD.

AND MAYBE BEFORE THE MEETING.

SURE.

, I'M MAKING THAT UP.

LET'S LET'S SEE WHAT PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT I'M PAID TO WORK.

RIGHT? WE CAN DO IT FIVE 30 ON THE 18TH.

AND WHAT'S AN ALTERNATE DATE FOR THREE WEEKS BEFORE THAT PERHAPS WEEK BEFORE THAT IS THE 18TH IS OUR PREFERRED.

BUT WHAT ELSE? THE ONE THE WEEK BEFORE I WON'T BE HERE, I WILL BE HERE THE DAY.

THE WEEK AFTER.

YEAH.

I CAN'T BE HERE.

THE 11TH.

OH, SHEER.

WON'T BE HERE FOR SIX WEEKS.

SO WHEN ARE YOU HERE? BEFORE THE AUGUST 18TH.

IS THERE THAT WEEK? COULD IT BE MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, OR ANY OTHER DATE? OR COULD IT BE MONDAY? AUGUST 8TH, NO 18TH.

THE WEEK OF THE 15TH.

THAT WAY I I'M LEAVING THE SEVENTH AND WON'T BE BACK TIL THE 16TH.

SO YOU CAN'T DO IT TILL THE 17TH.

SO, OH, I CAN DO IT THE FIRST, THE FIRST WEEK IN AUGUST.

GIVE ME AN ALTERNATE DATE BECAUSE OF WHAT I'M GOING TO DO IS SHARE WITH THE THREE WHO CAN'T MAKE IT THIS DAY.

NOW THAT AREN'T HERE TO AT LEAST TWO DAYS SO THAT WE CAN GET A DATE.

WE ALL KNOW WE CAN BE HERE.

THE 18TH.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'VE GOT GOING AT.

AUGUST 1ST IS A MONDAY.

AUGUST 3RD IS A WEDNESDAY, UM, MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS WORK BEST.

OKAY.

MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, BETH FREELY.

YOU THINK THE WEEK BEFORE THEN? AUGUST 3RD.

I'M GOOD.

AUGUST 3RD, THE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3RD FOR EVERYBODY.

OKAY.

GOOD.

FROM FIVE 30.

SO THEY'D BE, IT'S AT WORK FOR YOU.

ARE WE DOING IT ON AUGUST 3RD OR AUGUST? UH, WE WON'T FIND OUT UNTIL WE PULLED OUR OTHER THREE PEOPLE.

THAT'S WHY, SO WE KNOW WE CAN ALL MAKE IT THE 18, IF WE'RE REALLY LUCKY AND EVERYONE CAN MAKE IT THE 18TH.

THAT'S WHEN WE'LL DO IT.

OKAY.

BUT

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IF THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO MAKE THE 18TH, I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD.

SO THAT'S WHY I WANT TO OFFER AN ALTERNATE DAY, RIGHT? NO, NO.

WE'RE HAVING TO STAY.

EVERYBODY WILL BE HERE AUGUST 3RD, EVERYONE.

OKAY.

WITH THE THIRD? SOMETIME FIVE 30? YES.

OKAY.

SO THAT'S OUR ALTERNATE DAY AND WE WILL SCHEDULE THAT.

OKAY.

DRESS CODE.

I WAS LIKE, WHAT, WHAT WOULD YOU, WE LIKED? OKAY.

I THINK PEOPLE HAD SPOKEN EARLY ON OF EITHER, UM, TRADITIONAL, UM, CULTURAL DRESS OR JUST SOMETHING LIKE BUSINESS CASUAL.

YEAH.

ARE WEARING OUR SHIRTS.

YEAH.

I, MY, MY CULTURAL DRESS, I AM AN AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN.

SO I DON'T HAVE A CULTURAL DRESS.

THAT'S NOT A COSTUME.

ALTHOUGH I OWN COSTUMES, IT WOULD PROBABLY NOT BE FITTING FOR ME TO WEAR AFRICAN.

AND HOW ABOUT LIKE A NECKLACE OR SOMETHING THAT'LL SHOW YOU OR WHATEVER? NO, NO, NO.

I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU.

I HAVE A MEXICAN DRESS.

I HAVE A MEXICAN BLOUSE OR I HAVE, I HAVE CLOTHES FROM AFRICA, BUT NOT FROM THE COUNTRIES WHERE MY FAMILY CAME FROM OR FROM THE COUNTRIES WHERE THE EUROPEAN RAPIST WHO MADE ME LIGHTER SKIN CAME FROM.

YEAH.

SO FOR ME IT IS REALLY, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES JUST THE JEWELRY.

IT IS WHAT PEOPLE ARE COMFORTABLE IN.

WHATEVER MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD PEOPLE TO WEAR WHAT THEY'RE COMFORTABLE WITH.

BUT WE DO HAVE PEOPLE WITH RICH INTERNATIONAL HISTORY WHO OWN BEAUTIFUL GARB THAT IS FROM VAT CULTURE.

AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT THE USI HERE IS KIM LK POLAROID.

I THINK THAT IS AWESOME.

I MEAN, I OWN DASHIKIS, BUT IT WOULD BE VERY MUCH A COSTUME FOR ME TO WEAR THAT IT'S NOT YOUR FAMILY BECAUSE IT'S NOT WHAT MY FAMILY'S HISTORY.

OKAY.

SO I WOULD LOVE FOR THAT TO BE THE CASE.

JUST IS THAT OKAY WITH EVERYONE? YES.

YES.

MA'AM I THINK THAT'S A GOOD AND I'M IN THE SAME POSITION YOU ARE.

I'M AFRICAN-AMERICAN I'M FROM HERE.

I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING, BUT HERE I DO HAVE SOME OUTFITS THAT I WEAR DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH, BUT IT'S NOT A, IT'S NOT A FAMILY CULTURE.

I LOVE THE RICHNESS OF THIS IS WHO I AM, YOU KNOW? IT'S IT'S THAT SO, ALL RIGHT.

IS THAT GOOD? YES.

MA'AM I'LL JUST 18, 5 30 OR AUGUST 3RD, FIVE 30.

AND WE'LL JUST SHARE THAT WITH THE THREE WHO ARE NOW WITH US AND HOPEFULLY IT'LL BE AUGUST 18TH.

CAUSE THAT'S THE EASIEST ONE FOR EVERYONE.

AND IT'S NOT AN EXTRA TRIP DOWN HERE AND WE'LL MEET HERE AT CITY HALL.

AND ARE WE HAVING THE CITY TAKE THE PHOTO? I THINK I SAID KARMA DOES THAT WORK.

I WILL ARRANGE IT.

THANK YOU.

YOU ARE AMAZING.

I HAVEN'T EVEN SAID HELLO, KARMA.

HI KARMA.

HELLO? OKAY.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'LL DO.

AND I THINK, AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

IT'S LIKE, THIS IS SOMETHING WE WANTED TO DO WAY BACK IN AT THE RETREAT TIME.

WE'RE FINALLY MAKING IT HAPPEN.

WELL, THAT'D BE GREAT.

IT'S THAT FIRST TIME GETTING STARTED TAKES LONGER THAN THE SECOND AND THIRD, THEY WOULD DECIDE WHERE THE PICTURE WOULD BE TAKEN HERE.

BUT YEAH, BUT NO, WE DIDN'T.

AND I'M SURE THAT THEY PROBABLY HAVE, DO THEY HAVE A STEP AND REPEAT OR SOMETHING FOR THE CITY? UM, OR WOULD THE, IN THE FOUR YEAR, SOMEWHERE IN THE APRIL, MORE THAN THE FOUR YEAR WITH THE APPROPRIATE AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD BE THE GOOD EYE.

THE SIGNAGE IS WHAT I WAS THINKING.

OKAY.

THAT'S IMPORTANT.

YEAH.

YEAH, YEAH.

I'M SURE IF NOWHERE ELSE THE COUNCIL CHAMBER WORKS, BUT I THINK THEY ALSO HAVE A GIRL CITY OF GIRL AND STEPHAN P BACKDROP THAT WE COULD DO.

IT GIVES US MORE ROOM TO ARRIVE AND THEN WE CAN REALLY LINE UP AND MAKE SURE THAT WE'LL HAVE GOOD LIGHT.

EVERYONE IS, IS WELL VISIBLE IS SEEN.

OKAY.

UM, WHERE ARE WE? OH, MULTICULTURAL FILM FESTIVAL.

ALTHOUGH WE DID TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT.

AMY.

AMY.

OKAY.

WHAT W WHAT DID AMY HIM TO SAY? SHE SAID SHE WOULD DO WHATEVER YOU WANT HER TO DO.

SHE'S CATCHING UP SHE'S BRAND NEW.

AND YOU SAID SHE'S WILLING TO, HEY, SHE'S NEW.

SHE'S EAGER TO PLEASE.

IT WAS THEIR LEAD.

SO WE DID NOT CREATE THAT.

THAT CAME FROM PARKS AND REC WHEN DAVID AND MICHELLE WERE HERE, AMY HAS A DIFFERENT THOUGHT RATHER THAN PRESSURE HER INTO DOING THAT.

I DON'T THINK WE PROVIDED A GREAT DEAL OF INPUT OR FEEDBACK.

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THEY ASKED US FOR IT.

DID, DID ANYONE STAND MOVIES? I SENT THEM TO ONE OR TWO.

I THINK I TOLD HER, UM, IT WAS SIMPLY STILL IN THE IDEATION PHASE AND THAT THERE WASN'T ANY LIKE SET DATES OR ANYTHING.

YEAH.

I MEAN, IT WAS THEIR DEAL.

I DON'T, I LIKE THE IDEA, BUT I THINK, YOU KNOW, RATHER THAN COMING TO US, WE GO TO THE COMMUNITY AND WE CAN GO WITH THEM ALONGSIDE.

I THINK THAT'S SORT OF WHAT I WAS GATHERING FROM HER ACTUALLY, THAT SHE'S VERY EXPERIENCED FROM MCKINNEY.

AND SO SHE'S, HE'S GOT A GREAT, I REALLY, WITH HER BEFORE.

YES.

WE KNOW EACH OTHER REALLY WELL.

SO WHAT, UM, WHAT I WAS MENTIONED IS THAT J BANK AND MYSELF, WITH A BLESSING FROM THE BODY, WE WILL HAVE A MEETING WITH HER.

THAT'S A GREAT, THAT'S WHAT I, THAT'S A GREAT HOUSE.

RIGHT.

THEN WE CAN COME BACK FOR MORE.

YEAH.

AND, AND WE'RE, WE'RE ABSOLUTELY.

SO WE WERE REALLY SUPPORTIVE WHEN THEY PRESENTED IT INITIALLY, BUT IT WAS THEIR THING AND WE WERE SUPPORTING, SO I DON'T WANT TO BEGIN TO TELL HER WHAT TO DO, BUT I DO WANT TO WELCOME HER.

I'M SORRY.

I MISSED HER.

WHAT'S BETTER TO SPORT HER THING THAN IT BE OUR EXACTLY.

AND FOR HIM, FOR US TO JUST BE OKAY, WE ARE A PARTNER.

YEAH.

AND I, I LOVE BEING KNOWN AS, AS A PARTNER AND THEN CAUSE THEY HAVE THE RESOURCES TO YEAH, THEY DO.

AND WE'RE, WE'LL SHOW UP.

WE WILL.

OKAY.

SO I WILL WORK WITH YOU ON THAT BANKS TO SET UP THE TIME CONVENIENT FOR YOU TO SCHEDULE MEETINGS.

YES.

MA'AM, I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU'VE WORKED WITH HER DONATION REQUESTS.

OKAY.

SO THIS ONE CAME IN BY EMAIL AND I THINK JENNIFER MADE A DONATION LAST YEAR.

YES.

MA'AM THIS ORGANIZATION A POST ON THEIR PERSONAL DONATION.

I KNEW IT WAS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL, BUT THEY THOUGHT IT CAME FROM THE MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION.

AND I REPLIED TO RENEE I'M MOST CERTAIN THAT I DON'T REMEMBER CONSIDERING THAT.

AND THEN I'M SURE THAT JENNIFER DID THAT.

NOW THAT SAID COMMUNITY OR ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE REQUESTING SUPPORT.

WE HAVE NOT, AS A BODY DONATED TO THEM, WE HAVE A VERY LIMITED BUDGET.

IT'S ONLY $5,000 A YEAR.

BUT IF WE WERE TO DONATE TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND THIS IS FOR A BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE AND THERE ARE SEVERAL IN THE COMMUNITY, IF WE WERE TO DONATE TO, UM, A COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION THAT WAS DOING SOMETHING THAT WE WANTED TO SUPPORT FINANCIALLY, MY PERSONAL SENSE IS THAT I AM WILLING TO VOLUNTEER FOR ANYTHING BUT NOT TO COMMIT A LIMITED FUNDS TO THAT.

BUT THAT IS JUST MY OPINION.

I DON'T WANT TO MAKE THAT CALL FOR THIS COMMISSION.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? UH, CHAIR BANKS, BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE ON SERVING ON THIS BOARD WITH CHARLES, WE ARE THE LONGEST SEVEN AND THIS COMMISSION, WE CAN, WE SHOULD NOT TAKE IN MONEY FROM OUR BUDGET AND GIVE IT TO N THE ORGANIZATION THAT WILL CREATE A PROBLEM, A CONFLICT.

BECAUSE IF YOU GET ONE, WHAT IF I COME TO YOU? EXACTLY.

THAT'S THE SAME THING WE WENT THROUGH WITH NICK.

I AGREE.

HOWEVER, I DON'T THINK THAT THAT SAYS, THANK YOU, JENNIFER, MADAM VICE CHAIR.

I THINK IT'S REALLY GOOD ADVICE BECAUSE WE ARE NEVER GOING TO, EVEN IF WE HAD AN UNLIMITED BUDGET, WE CAN'T TOUCH EVERY ORGANIZATION.

HOWEVER, IF YOU PERSONALLY ARE SUPPORTING SOMETHING I ENCOURAGE.

AND I THINK THAT THAT IS AMAZING.

DON'T GIVE THE COMMISSION CREDIT, PLEASE.

YOU KNOW, AS A COMMUNITY MEMBER WHO IS GIVING IT IS SO SIGNIFICANT THAT WE ARE INVOLVED PERSONALLY AND AS COMMISSIONERS AND YOU KNOW, LAST YEAR WE BOTH WORKED IN NAACP DRIVE.

UM, I KNOW WE WERE ALL THERE THAT MORNING.

THEY HAD A LOT OF STUFF DONATED T-SHIRTS EVER.

SO, BUT YOU KNOW, IF YOU WANT TO GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING AS YOUR CITIZENS SOUTH, YOU'RE ALREADY OBVIOUSLY A PERSON WHO IS COMMITTED TO THE CITY BY VIRTUE OF YOUR POSITION IN THIS COMMISSION SHOWING UP IS THE BIGGEST AND MOST WONDERFUL THING.

YOU CERTAINLY CAN MAKE DONATIONS, BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE RECEIVING THE DONATIONS RECOGNIZE THAT THAT AS YOUR INDIVIDUAL LOVING HEART, OTHERWISE IT CAN CREATE SOME HARD FEELINGS.

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EXACTLY.

AND SOMEONE WAS LIKE, OH, THEY GAVE TO US KNOW SOMEBODY DON'T TELL SOMEBODY THEY DO.

AND SOMEBODY ON THAT COMMISSION CARED ENOUGH AND IT'S HUGE.

AND WE WANT THAT, BUT I KNOW YOU DON'T DO IT FOR RECOGNITION, BUT WE WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT IS THE LOVING HEART OF JENNIFER.

WHEN WHAT HAPPENED WAS LAST YEAR, SHE WROTE TO RENEE TO SEE THE SECRETARY AND RENEE FORWARDED TO ME AND SAYING THAT THE ONLY PERSON THAT I KNOW THAT WILL ENTER DONATE IS JENNIFER WINN.

AND LET'S SAY, WHEN I, WHEN I DONATE IT, THE CHECK IS NOT UNDER THE CMC OR ANYTHING, BUT SHE SHOULD RECOGNIZE IS CARLISA GONE MA OR MY FAMILY DONATE IT, BUT SHE MADE A MISTAKE.

SHE ASSUME BECAUSE I'M SERVING ON THE CMC.

SO SOMETIME THAT'S ONE THING THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE TO THE PUBLIC, I AM SERVING ON THE BOARD, BUT I HAD NO SAY WHATSOEVER.

I CANNOT REPRESENTING THE MORE, BUT YOU DO SO MUCH MORE AS AN INDIVIDUAL, BUT I CANNOT REPRESENT THE BALL WITHOUT YOUR BLESSING.

THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY.

AND PEOPLE, THEIR PROBLEM, THEIR PROBLEM, YES, HARDEST, SO EXTRAORDINARY.

AND IT'S WONDERFUL TO GIVE AND TO PARTICIPATE IN WHATEVER WAYS THAT WE DO AS INDIVIDUALS.

BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE AREN'T THINKING THE CMC IS SUPPORTING ONE THING AND NOT ANOTHER, BECAUSE THAT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE DOING.

WE TRY TO ARRANGE FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO FINANCIAL GIFTS, I THINK, OR, YOU KNOW, EVEN MATERIAL GIFTS, YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT'S DONATING SUPPLIES OR WHATEVER, THAT'S REALLY SOMETHING THAT WE DO AS, AS INDIVIDUALS.

NOW, WHAT GROUP DOES STEPHANIE REPRESENT? SHE SHOWS A, UM, I THINK SHE'S AN INDIVIDUAL, THE INDIVIDUAL MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, AND THE DAUGHTER DISSEMINATE THEM.

TH THAT PART, I WAS NOT ABLE TO FIND OUT WHENEVER.

RIGHT? YEAH.

SHE JUST SET UP HER OWN FOUNDATION AND GO FUND ME.

THAT IS NOT A CHARITABLE FOUNDATION EITHER, BUT NOW SHE COLLECTS AND DISTRICT AND YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S A LOVELY THING TO DO.

WE HAVE LA, WE ARE BLESSED IN GARLAND THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE DOING EVERYTHING.

THANKS BECAUSE SCHOOL SUPPLIES ARE, YOU KNOW, IT'S A TIGHT YEAR.

IT'S A VERY TIGHT, YOUR INFLATION IS HIGHER THAN EVER GAS PRICES.

ALTHOUGH THEY'RE COMING DOWN ARE VERY HIGH.

PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE CHILDREN ARE REALLY STRETCHED.

THEY HAVE NO MONEY FROM WORKING AT WORKING AT A COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RIGHT NOW.

THE NEED IS GREATER EVEN THAN IN THE BEGINNING OF COVID.

WE DID, AS PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING WHETHER TO DRIVE OR TO EAT GROCERIES HAVE GONE UP 20 TO 40%.

EVERYTHING IS MORE EXPENSIVE.

YES.

I, UH, I'M THE KIWANIS GROUP.

AND THIS YEAR, IT'S NOT AS BIG A GROUP BECAUSE OF COVID, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE DROPPED OUT, BUT BEFORE COVID ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANTED TO DONATE.

UH, AND I SAID, WELL, THAT'S MY OPINION.

YOU KNOW? AND WE HAD BEEN HELPING GOLDEN MEDALS, WHICH I'VE BEEN HELPING THERE SINCE 1983.

AND THEY SAID, WELL, WE NEED THE MOST AS UNIFORMS. HE SAID, YOU KNOW, THE KIDS BY THEIR UNIFORMS SAID, WALMART, YOU KNOW, AFTER A FEW WASHES, THEY'RE BASICALLY QUIET INSTEAD OF RED.

UM, MY SON WORKED FOR JC PENNY.

SO HE WAS ABLE TO GIVE US TO HIM FOR HALF PRICE AND WE BOUGHT THEM AND THAT'S, WE DONATE IT, I THINK LIKE 30 SOMETHING OUTFITS.

AND THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT WAS A BETTER DEAL THAN SCHOOL SUPPLIES BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD DONATE PENCILS OR PAPER OR STUFF LIKE THAT.

AT THE END, THEY HAVE ALYSE P THEY DONATE TONS OF STUFF, DONATIONS WE HAD LEFTOVER.

YEAH.

I TOOK HER TO DIFFERENT CHURCHES STUFF FOR SET UP.

SO I GOT TO SEE ALL OF IT.

IT'S AMAZING.

BUT IT'S ALL DONATED TO THAT.

YEAH.

YEAH.

AND FROM MY PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE OF DONATING, WHEN I DO CHOOSE TO DONATE, I DON'T DONATE TO BIG ORGANIZATIONS.

LIKE THE NAACP, I FIND A SMALLER, I DO, I DO MY ORGANIZATION.

I'LL FIND A FAMILY, FIND A FAMILY TO DONATE TO.

YEAH.

SO I'M GOING TO HIT PROBABLY A TEACHER OR A COUNSELOR AT EACH OF THOSE PLACES AND SAY, WHAT IS NEEDED BECAUSE THE COUNSELORS, THEY KNOW THE KIDS AND THEY KNOW WHO, SO I CAN JUST WHATEVER, BECAUSE I'M NOT GIVING A LOT, I'M GIVING A HUNDRED, $200 WORTH OF STUFF, BUT THEY KNOW WHO THAT'S GOING TO BE MOST IMPACTFUL FOR.

AND YOU KNOW, WHO WAS COMING TO SCHOOL WITHOUT THINGS.

BUT I DO THOSE, I DO MY SCHOOL, I THINK, YOU KNOW, INSTEAD OF DONATING VOLUNTEER FOR THE BACK TO SCHOOL AND WEAR YOUR SHIRT.

YEAH.

UM, BUT YOU KNOW, I THINK

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LET'S LOOK AT THE DIFFERENT WAYS THAT WE CAN SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY LOVINGLY AND JUST MAKE SURE THAT, YOU KNOW, WHEN PEOPLE REQUEST DONATIONS, JUST SAY, YOU KNOW, AS A COMMISSION, THAT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE DOING.

OH, WE VERY EAGER AND HAPPY TO GET INVOLVED WITH SUPPORTING YOU AND YOUR SCHOOL AND YOUR WORK AND CONNECTING WITH YOUR PTA, CONNECTING WITH YOUR PROMOTED.

SHARE IT.

YES, ABSOLUTELY.

OKAY.

UPCOMING EVENTS, FAS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES STILL GOING ON, THERE WAS A CANCER TONIGHT.

I THINK IT'S SEVEN.

UM, MAY 12TH OF JULY 21ST.

I DON'T THINK SO.

IT'S BEYOND THAT.

ISN'T IT? IS THIS THE LAST ONE TONIGHT? I THINK IT'S THE LAST ONE.

OH, OKAY.

IT'S THE END.

UH, HAVING A BLOOD DRIVE AT KELLY SAIGON AND AUGUST 17TH, 11 TO ONE, WHAT DO YOU NEED US TO DO? JENNIFER? JUST GO OUT THERE, MEET THE COMMUNITY AND LET THEM KNOW THE WHOLE, WE ARE WHAT WE DO, WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP THEM.

AND IF THEY NEED ANYTHING WHERE TO CONTACT US, GIVE BLOOD A GIFT.

I HAVEN'T CHECKED MY LAST ONE.

I THINK IT STILL BE RIGHT IN EIGHT WEEKS.

I GAVE IT FOR ITS PRESENCE.

RANG.

CAROLYN, IS THERE A SIGNUP LINK OR ANYTHING? I WILL.

I WILL FORWARD THE INFORMATION.

YEP.

YEAH.

THEY ARE CREATING THE POSTER RIGHT NOW.

MADAM VICE CHAIR.

WE'LL SHARE THE REGISTRATION LINK.

IF YOU'RE ABLE TO DONATE BLOOD, THAT WOULD BE A WONDERFUL GIFT BECAUSE THE BLOOD BANKS ALSO ARE DESPERATE.

THEY'RE IN DEEP TROUBLE.

RIGHT.

AND IF YOU DO DONATE, LET ME KNOW.

SO I CAN BE AT THE MALL RIGHT AFTER YOU DONATE.

I BRING YOU YOUR LUNCH AND THE FOOD OVER THERE IS VERY, VERY GOOD.

YES.

OKAY.

SEPTEMBER, IS THAT GOOD FOR THE BLOOD DRIVE? EVERYONE GOT THAT.

OKAY.

SEPTEMBER IS VOTER AWARENESS MONTH.

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH.

UH, SO I AM A VOLUNTEER DEPUTY REGISTRAR AND WE HAVE, DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE EDM? NOW WE HAVE, YOU ARE TO THEM TOO.

YOU ARE TOO THIS YEAR.

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO HAVE A PRESENCE HERE AT CITY HALL THAT DAY? OH, CITY HALL IS DREADFULLY.

IT'S TUESDAY.

NUMBER THREE.

I DIDN'T SAY SEPTEMBER 20TH.

WELL, I DIDN'T HAVE THAT, BUT THAT'S WHAT SHE WAS IS THAT CITY HALL THE WEEK.

YEAH.

WHAT TIME? I KNOW, BELIEVE ME.

BELIEVE ME.

I, SO NO, BUT THAT IS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY AND WE HAVE A NATIONAL ELECTION THIS YEAR.

YEAH.

SO IF YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS, REGARDLESS OF YOUR POLITICS, THIS IS A REALLY CRITICAL YEAR FOR PEOPLE TO REGISTER.

EVERYBODY NEEDS.

IT IS SO SIGNIFICANT.

AND IF WE'RE NOT ABLE TO, THAT'S JUST A NO, BUT IF WE ARE ABLE TO, EVEN IF WE HAVE TO CALL ON OTHER BDRS, I'M LIKE, OKAY, MAYBE I REACHED OUT TO THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS BECAUSE AS LIZ SAYS, IT IS NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY, WEEK, NORTH, TEXAS GIVING DAY IS THE LARGEST THING THAT MY EMPLOYER DOES EVERY YEAR.

THAT MY BIGGEST THING, BUT OUR BIGGEST THING, AND I WILL BE WORKING 18 HOURS ON THE 22ND.

AND EVERY DAY THAT WEEK I'VE GOT TO GO OUT AND DO SURPRISE AND DELIGHT VISITS IN NONPROFITS, BUT I COULD COME AND REGISTER VOTERS FOR A COUPLE HOURS TO, UH, IF WE COULD PULL THAT TOGETHER.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL.

KARMA THOUGHTS I CAN CHECK TO SEE IF YOU ALL CAN SET UP IN THE LOBBY.

I THINK THE, UM, EXHIBIT MAY MAYBE GONE BY THEN, SO, OKAY.

I JUST, YOU KNOW, IF WE CAN, LET'S TRY IF WE CAN'T THEN NO, YOU KNOW, I, I'M NOT.

YES.

MA'AM UM, MADAME CHAIR AND EVERYONE, DO YOU THINK? I DON'T KNOW, BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL COME INTO CITY HALL TO REGISTER, TO VOTE CITY COUNCIL MEETING THAT NIGHT IS WHAT I WAS THINKING.

MAYBE WE COULD DO IT SET UP BEFORE THE MEETING AND MAKE SURE EVERYBODY THAT SHOWED UP.

I'M NOT THINKING ABOUT SPENDING THE DAY.

NO, NO, MAYBE A COUPLE OF HOURS.

SO I WAS THINKING ANOTHER LOCATION YOU CAN COME ANYTIME.

I THINK VOTER REGISTRATION IS ALL URL THING.

THAT'S

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WHAT WE DO EVERY MONTH.

WE HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO SIT THERE FOR THREE HOURS TALKING ABOUT VOTER REGISTRATION, HELP THEM GUIDE THEM.

AND WE ALSO TALKED TO THEM ABOUT, COVID-19 GO TO GALLON CLINIC TO GET YOUR SHOT QUICKER, FASTER WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT.

SO THEY USE OTHER THING THAT I PROPOSED IN THAT DAY, WE CAN DO SOME AUDIT.

YES.

A MONTH IS VOTER AWARENESS MONTH.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S I LIKE THAT ALTERNATE IDEA BECAUSE THERE'S CERTAINLY MUCH MORE TRAFFIC.

YEAH.

YOU KNOW, DOWNTOWN IS KIND OF A MESS RIGHT NOW, BUT ALSO FEEL, YOU KNOW, REALLY, UM, SYMPATHETIC TO THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES.

BUT THERE'S JUST, YOU CAN'T MOVE AROUND DOWN HERE.

YOU KNOW, I SPENT MY LAST THREE MINUTES OF BEING LATE WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO I'M LIKE, I WASN'T SURE I WAS HERE WHEN IT'S LIKE, OKAY, WHERE CAN I TURN IN THE PARKING GARAGE? AND I COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET OUT OF THAT IDEA AND MAYBE WE CAN, WE CAN ORGANIZE SOMETHING.

SO WE'VE GOT AN AUGUST MEETING BEFORE THEN, BUT IF WE FEEL SUPPORTIVE OF VOTER AWARENESS MONTH, I THINK REGISTERING VOTERS IS A GOOD WAY ALWAYS.

AND I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS YEAR, HOW PEOPLE NEED TO VOTE.

YES.

I BELIEVE THAT I SENT OVER TO RENEE TO PUT ON THE AGENDA, BUT I DON'T SEE IT HERE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER, SEPTEMBER 3RD, THE FIRST SATURDAY OF SEPTEMBER, WE WILL BE HOUSED IN THE CHILDREN FULL MOON FESTIVAL AT WHERE WE GIVE OUT A 1000 GIFT BAGS FOR FREE, OR WE HAVE ENTERTAINMENT.

AND, UH, WE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GARLAND POLICE.

NEVER WALK ALONE, FOUNDATION FIRE ONE SEAT.

YES.

MA'AM UM, FROM FOUR O'CLOCK TO EIGHT O'CLOCK AND WHERE'S THE LOCATION? UH, 32 BELTLINE IN JUPITER.

JUPITER.

I WOULD SEND THE ADDRESS IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THE BOARD WOULD LIKE TO.

YEAH, WE COULD DEFINITELY DO IT THERE.

SO THAT WOULD BE THE SATURDAY BEFORE LABOR DAY LABOR DAY IS CORRECT? CORRECT.

YES.

MA'AM OCCURRED CONNECTION.

THAT WOULD BE A REALLY GOOD COMMUNITY CONNECTION.

I LIKE THAT.

WE'RE A CHURCH.

YES.

VOTER REGISTRATION.

YEAH.

NEW VOTER REGISTRATION, SOME JUST MEETING AND GREETING.

RIGHT.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE, SO I'M GOOD WITH THAT.

AND THE GARLAND POLICE NEVER WALK ALONG FOUNDATION.

WE'LL BRING OUT BOUNDS HOUSES FOR THE CHILDREN WE PROVIDE, WE PAY FOR EVERYTHING ELSE.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE, WE HAVE A PROFESSIONAL OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH.

SO I BELIEVE THAT IF SOME OF YOU CAN COME OUT THERE WITH WEARING OUT SHIRTS, WE CAN TAKE SOME PICTURE FOUR TO 8:00 PM.

WHAT TIME? FOUR TO EIGHT TO 8:00 PM AS SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

SO TERM.

OKAY.

SO WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT THAT GETS INTO THE MINUTES AND I LOVE THAT IDEA.

AND THAT SATURDAY IS A LOT EASIER, I THINK JUST IN GENERAL.

AND THAT'S A GREAT TIME TO DO A TUESDAY AND I LOVE THE IDEA OF THE CONNECTION TO THE COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU.

MADAM VICE CHAIR.

OKAY.

OCTOBER SAFETY FEST.

WHAT DID WE KNOW ABOUT SAFETY FEST? WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AND WE WOULD LOVE, I WOULD LIKE TO PROPOSE FOR THIS EMC TO HAVE A TABLE SET UP.

WE DID IN THE PAST.

NO, NO.

IT'S UH, UM, ADMINISTRATION 5 66 66.

YES.

I WEIGH 66, 60 FIFTH OCTOBER.

I HAVE IT ON MY, YEAH.

IT SHOWS THAT IT WRITTEN DOWN THE 15TH THROUGH ABOUT 15.

YEAH.

YOU HAVE A TIME.

I BELIEVE I DON'T HAVE IT, BUT I BELIEVE IT STARTS LIKE LET'S GET, LET'S GET ALL OUR INFORMATION TOGETHER AND THEN WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHETHER WE WANT TO TRY TO STAFF IT NOW, AS WE AGREED WAY BACK WHEN WE DID OUR RETREAT, WE WERE NOT GOING TO BRING THINGS UP A MONTH BEFORE TWO MONTHS BEFORE THREE MONTHS BEFORE WE WERE GOING TO TRY TO BUILD OUT A CALENDAR.

AND SOME OF THESE THINGS ARE REGULAR EVENTS.

SO THESE EVENTS ARE NOT SCHEDULED LIKE A WEEK BEFORE.

THIS HAS BEEN ON SOMEBODY'S CALENDAR FOR A YEAR AND IT CAN'T BE ON OUR CALENDAR.

SUDDENLY IF IT HASN'T BEEN ON OUR CALENDAR FOR A YEAR, I LOVE SUPPORTING THINGS.

SO IT'S NOT, NO, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING EVERY MONTH

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THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE PLANNED ALREADY.

I THINK SAFETY FIRST IS ANOTHER GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

I THINK THAT WE DON'T WANT TO FATIGUE ANYONE.

SO WHAT I PROPOSE AND SUGGEST IS THAT THREE PEOPLE MINIMUM COMMIT TO ANYTHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO DO, BUT THAT YOU HAVE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF ADVANCE NOTICE.

AND IT'S NOT TWO MONTHS, YOU KNOW, MY CALENDAR.

I CAN TELL YOU EVERYTHING I'M DOING FROM NOW UNTIL THIS TIME NEXT YEAR.

AND I'M SURE I'M NOT UNIQUE IN THAT EVERYBODY HAS THAT KIND OF A LIFE.

SO IT'S, IT'S HARD WHEN WE HAVE TO ADD THINGS IN.

SO IF WE COULD THINK NOW, AS WE'RE PLANNING THESE THINGS NEXT YEAR, I NOT ONLY NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE DATE IS THIS YEAR.

AND IT SHOULDN'T BE SOMETHING I ALREADY KNEW.

I NEED TO KNOW WHEN IT IS NEXT YEAR.

CAUSE I KNOW THEY KNOW SO THAT WE CAN GET IN THAT OUR CALENDAR AND THEN EVERYONE IS NOT GOING TO OKAY, WHO CAN DO IT A COUPLE MONTHS OUT.

WE CAN MAKE THAT COMMITMENT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR.

AND THEN IF WE HAVE TO CHANGE OR SWITCH WITH EACH OTHER, THAT'S ONE THING.

BUT FOR PEOPLE TO TRY TO SHIFT THEIR WHOLE FAMILY CALENDAR OR THEIR WORK CALENDAR IS A CHALLENGE.

SO WHATEVER DATE IN OCTOBER SAFETY FIRST IS IF WE GET THREE PEOPLE TOGETHER SO THAT IT'S NOT ONE PERSON TRYING TO CARRY ALL THE BURDEN AND IF WE CAN GET MORE THAN THAT, IT WOULD BE GREAT.

WE HAD AN INCREDIBLE TURNOUT FOR JUNETEENTH, BUT IT WAS PLANNED.

WE KNEW ABOUT JUNETEENTH EIGHT MONTHS BEFORE IT.

SO I THINK IF WE CAN DO THAT SAME KIND OF THING.

YEAH.

SAME WITH THE SOCCER TOURNAMENT.

YOU KNOW, WE HAD THAT INFORMATION 6, 8, 8 MONTHS BEFORE MINE.

SO IT'S REALLY, WE DO SO MUCH BETTER AND WE LOOK SO MUCH BETTER AND WE'RE SO MUCH MORE ABLE TO REPRESENT WHEN WE HAVE ADEQUATE PLANNING TIME AND IT CAN BE A RANCH FOR EVERYONE TO SHOW UP AND NOT BE A BURDEN FOR PEOPLE.

UH, SO, YOU KNOW, NOPE.

I THINK IT WAS WHEN WE HAD THE RETREAT.

UM, I BROUGHT IT UP, NOT THE DATE, BUT THE FACT THAT IF WE DID THE SAFETY FESTS, NOT TO GIVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF STUFF, BUT TO GIVE SOME YES, BUT MAINLY TO GIVE THE TRI-FOLD THAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT TO THE PARENTS, BECAUSE YOU KNOW, THEY COME WITH THE BAGS AND GET THIS AND GET THIS AND GET THIS AND WALK OFF AND WALK OFF WHERE IF YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING, TALK TO THE PARENTS AND THEN GIVE THE KIDS SOMETHING.

UM, THE KIDS, YOU KNOW, THE PARENTS HAVE SOMETHING THAT THEY CAN READ.

UM, I AM NOT AVERSE TO THAT.

I JUST REALLY WANT, I WILL BE THERE.

UM, BUT I KNOW I'LL BE THERE.

YEAH.

I'LL BE THERE WITH CAMPFIRE OR NOT.

I'M NOT CAMPFIRE ANYMORE, UH, KIWANIS, BUT, UM, I CAN LAST YEAR OR THE LESS THAN THE YEAR WE HAD IT BEFORE, UM, WE WERE RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER.

SO I CAN, WE WENT THERE LAST SATURN.

WAS IT, UH, 2019? YEAH.

I CAN SEND YOU THE INFORMATION TONIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND THEN WE'LL SHARE IT AND WE'LL FIGURE OUT WHETHER OR NOT IT'S SOMETHING WE CAN SUPPORT.

CAUSE I LOVE, I LOVE THE EVENT.

IT'S A LOT OF FUN AND IT'S A GREAT TURNOUT, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF KIDS AND WHAT I DON'T SEE HERE AND I JUST THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND IT'S GONE OUT OF WHAT WAS I THINKING? MEDIA PROJECT, MEDIA PROJECT.

THANK YOU.

UM, DOROTHY, COULDN'T MAKE IT TO THIS MEETING.

I THINK SHE'S COMING AUGUST MEETING.

UM, IF ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS OF WHO DO, WHO DO YOU WANT OR SUGGEST AN OUTLINE? I KNOW YOU TALKED ABOUT INTERVIEWING PEOPLE.

YOU DID, YOU SEND THAT OUT? IT'S LIKE, IF IT'S SO FAR IT'S BACK, LIKE MAY-ISH DID WE GET AN OUTLINE OR ANYTHING OF WHAT THE PLAN WAS? IT'S LIKE, UM, FOUR TO FIVE PEOPLE WE DIDN'T GET THERE WASN'T ANYTHING.

NO, NO, NO.

NOTHING RETURNED BECAUSE IT DEPENDS ON HOW MANY PEOPLE WE CAN FIND, BUT SUPER SHORT, LIKE 30 SECONDS.

AND THEN THEY SAY LIKE, YEAH, BUT YOU'D HAVE TO SHOOT SEVERAL MINUTES TO.

YEAH.

YEAH.

BUT SO DOROTHY IS COMING TO THE AUGUST AS WELL TO DISCUSS THE IDEA, THE IDEAS AND WHAT WE WANT TO DO.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO SHOOT IT AND PLANNING OUT THE SCHEDULING OF SHOOTING IT? AND THIS IS, DID YOU HAVE A THEME? WAS THERE A, YOU BELONG HERE, YOU BELONG HERE LIKE THAT.

ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS OF WHO

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YOU THINK COULD BE IN THE VIDEO.

WE'RE DOING IT FROM THE MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION PROBABLY COULD BE MULTICULTURAL COMMISSIONERS.

WE CERTAINLY HAVE REPRESENTATION.

SO I WOULDN'T GO OUTSIDE OF THIS GROUP.

IF THE CITY WANTS TO DO A YOU BELONG, BUT HERE A VIDEO VIDEO, THEY CAN GO TALK TO THE COMMUNITY.

BUT I THINK I'M JUST, THIS IS MY THOUGHT.

IT'S IT'S NOT THE ONLY TIME.

BUT WHEN I LOOK AT US, ONE OF MY GREATEST JOYS IS I SEE CHINA.

I SEE INDIA.

I SEE VIETNAM AS IN MEXICO.

W WE'VE GOT W WE'RE WHERE YOU BELONG HERE.

SEE AFRICAN-AMERICAN, YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT, WE ARE WEIRD.

SO DIVERSE.

WE'RE DIVERSE BY GENERATION, BY GENDER IN EVERY WAY.

SO IF IT'S YOU BELONG HERE AND IF IT'S STORYTELLING, YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHY I ASKED WHY IT'S STORYTELLING OF, UM, OF YOUR LIFE AND YOUR JOURNEY TO CARL.

WELL, IT'S DIFFERENT.

LIKE IT COULD BE DIFFERENT ACHIEVEMENTS, LIKE, OH, LIKE I WAS ABLE TO LIKE START A FAMILY HERE OR ESTABLISH A BUSINESS HERE, ET CETERA.

YOU KNOW, IT'S LIKE, I MOVED TO GARLAND BECAUSE MY NEIGHBORHOOD LOOKED LIKE THE UN.

AND I KNEW THAT I WANTED TO RAISE MY CHILD IN A DIVERSE COMMUNITY.

AND THAT IS A, YOU BELONG HERE STORY.

AND IT'S ABSOLUTE FACT WHEN I, WHEN I DROVE HER, I DROVE AROUND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD EVERY DIFFERENT TIME OF DAY, EVERY DIFFERENT THEIR WEIGHT.

AND WHEN I SAW ON THE CUL-DE-SAC THAT I LIVED IN, WHEN I MOVED THERE, THERE WAS A THAI FAMILY, A MORMON FAMILY, A GAY COUPLE OF FEMALES WHO WERE OLDER THAN US, A YOUNG VIETNAMESE FAMILY, A MEXICAN FAMILY, A WHITE FAMILY AND US.

I WAS LIKE, THIS IS WHERE WE'RE BUYING A HOUSE.

I WAS SO ABSOLUTELY.

THIS IS IT.

AND THAT'S, THAT'S THAT KIND OF STORY.

THAT'S WHAT THAT'S ABOUT.

NOW.

I'VE LIVED THERE 27 YEARS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD HAS CHANGED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

YOU KNOW WHAT? EVERY TIME, NO MATTER ALL OF THOSE HOUSES HAVE CHANGED AT LEAST TWICE.

AND EVERY TIME IT STAYS DIVERSE, IT IS.

SO IT IS SO PHENOMENALLY WONDERFUL.

IT'S LIKE, OKAY, NOW MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS ARE FROM THE HE'S FROM PAKISTAN.

AND SHE IS FROM AFGHANISTAN.

NEXT TO THEM IS A FAMILY FROM CAMBODIA.

NEXT TO THAT, THERE'S A CAUCASIAN FAMILY.

NEXT TO THEM IS A FAMILY FROM COLOMBIA.

AND I LOVE THAT.

THAT IS GUERLAIN.

THAT IS WHY I LIVE HERE.

THAT IS WHY I WILL NOT LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE.

I DON'T WANT TO BE WHERE EVERYBODY LOOKS ALIKE AND THAT'S GARLAND.

THAT'S A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHAT, SO WHICH ONE OF US WANT TO BE IN THE VIDEO? WHEN I MOVED HERE, I WAS THE ONLY MEXICAN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND, UH, BUT WE LIVED IN DALLAS FOR THREE YEARS.

I'M FROM THE VALLEY.

MY HUSBAND IS TOO.

UM, BUT I SAID, I WANT TO BE CLOSE TO A CHURCH, CLOSE TO SCHOOLS AND CLOSE TO HOSPITAL AND BAYLOR LEFT, BUT THE SCHOOLS AND THAT, WHATEVER, THAT'S WHAT MY KIDS WENT.

AND THE CHURCH IS STILL THERE.

UH, AND I WAS THE ONLY MEXICAN AND MY KIDS WENT TO SCHOOL AND LUCKILY THEY WERE MORE AMERICANIZED THAN I WAS WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL.

AND SO MY KIDS STARTED READING WHEN HE WAS THREE YEARS OLD, HE WAS, YOU KNOW, READING LIKE CRAZY.

AND THE TEACHER PUT HIM, YOU KNOW, COULDN'T BELIEVE IT THOUGH.

HE, SHE KEPT GIVING HIM BOOKS TO READ AND HE KEPT READING THEM.

AND SO WHEN HE WENT TO, TO, UH, SOMEBODY SUGGESTED THAT I TAKE HIM TO SOME SPECIAL PROGRAM, YOU KNOW, INSTEAD OF JUST GOING TO MOTHER'S DAY OUT, I DIDN'T WORK, BUT STILL, UM, SO I TOOK THEM TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO TEST HIM.

AND I SAID, NOW HE'S BEEN READING FOR A WHILE.

SO THEY TOOK HIM IN AND THEY CAME BACK AND HE SAID, I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

YOUR KID CAN READ ANYTHING.

AND I SAID, HE CAN READ.

HE'S BEEN READING ALL