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WELL, GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER 10TH, 2022 WORK SESSION FOR THE GARLAND CITY COUNCIL.

UH, JUST LET EVERYBODY KNOW, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS BASS AND WILLIAMS WILL NOT BE JOINING US THIS EVENING.

UH, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND GET INTO OUR AGENDA.

ITEM ONE, PUBLIC COMMENTS ON WORK SESSION ITEMS. I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK THIS EVENING.

WE NOT.

WE DO NOT.

OKAY, VERY GOOD.

WE'LL MOVE ON.

UH, ITEM TWO, CONSIDER THE

[2. Consider the Consent Agenda]

CONSENT AGENDA.

THIS WILL BE FOR TOMORROW NIGHT.

I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY REQUESTS TO HAVE ANY ITEMS PULLED, BUT OBVIOUSLY THERE'S TIME IN BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.

I WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM THREE, WRITTEN BRIEFINGS.

[3. Written Briefings]

ITEM THREE, A FY 22, JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT, MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING.

UH, ITEM THREE B, DEPOSITORY BANK SERVICES OR BANKING SERVICES.

ITEM THREE C COVID 19 BRIEFING ITEM THREE D, NEXT GENERATION 9 1 1 FUND, SUBRECIPIENT GRANT CONTRACT.

ITEM THREE E INTERAGENCY COMMUNICATION SITE LEASE AGREEMENT WITH TEXAS DEPARTMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY.

ITEM THREE F ENCORE, RATE, DENIAL RESOLUTION, AND 3G WALL STREET PARKING RESTRICTIONS.

ALL RIGHT, AND THAT WILL BRING US

[4a. Introduction of Phillip Urrutia - New Assistant City Manager]

TO ITEM FOUR, VERBAL BRIEFINGS.

OUR FIRST ITEM FOUR, A INTRODUCTION OF PHILIP UIA, A NEW ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

UH, GLAD TO BE IN FRONT OF YOU TONIGHT TO INTRODUCE, UH, THE NEWEST MEMBER OF OUR CITY MANAGEMENT TEAM, PHIL UU.

WE'RE EXCITED TO HAVE PHIL ON THE TEAM, AND, UH, HE'S IN HIS SECOND WEEK, SO YOU CAN ASK HIM PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING AT THIS POINT.

, UM, PHIL JOINS US FROM THE CITY OF ODESSA, AND I'LL OF COURSE LET HIM INTRODUCE AND SAY A FEW WORDS HERE IN A, IN A MINUTE.

BUT, UH, HE JOINS US FROM THE CITY OF ODESSA, WHERE HE MOST RECENTLY SERVED AS ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER AFTER KIND OF WORKING HIS WAY UP THROUGH THE ORGANIZATION.

IT, IT WAS VERY CLEAR THROUGH INTERVIEWS AND, AND ONCE YOU GET TO KNOW HIM, THAT, UH, THAT YOU CAN PRETTY MUCH GIVE PHIL ANYTHING.

AND HE'S GONNA BE NOT JUST SUCCESSFUL, BUT HE'S GOING TO EXCEL IN WHAT HE DOES.

AND, AND YOU SEE THAT IN HIS CAREER PATH.

AND, AND, UH, GARLAND'S VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE HIM ON THE TEAM NOW.

SO, UH, PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING PHIL AND SAY A FEW WORDS, SIR.

UH, WELL, UM, MR. MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO, UH, TO SPEAK BRIEFLY, UH, AND FOR THE INTRODUCTION FROM, UH, MR. REX FOR, UM, FOR BEING HERE.

BUT, UH, OUR FAMILY OR MY FAMILY IS DEFINITELY, UH, GRATEFUL TO BE IN, UH, IN GARLAND.

MY WIFE IS A, UH, TEACHER FOR GIS, G I S D NOW.

UH, WE WERE FORTUNATE THAT SHE WAS ABLE TO GET A JOB AFTER THE SCHOOL YEAR HAD STARTED, AND MY DAUGHTER IS ALSO A, A STUDENT OF, UH, OF THE DISTRICT AS WELL.

AND SO WE'VE, UM, UH, REALLY MADE IT, UH, UH, A POINT TO MAKE GARLAND OUR, OUR HOME, NOT ONLY THROUGH, UH, WORK, BUT THROUGH, UM, UM, THE WAY WE SERVE.

WE WILL ALSO GO TO CHURCH AND, AND, UH, DO ALL OF THOSE THINGS IN, IN GARLAND.

SO WE WANT GARLAND TO BE, TO BE OUR HOME.

AND, UH, WE DEFINITELY LOOK FORWARD TO, TO CONTINUING TO GROW AND GETTING TO KNOW THE, THE PEOPLE HERE.

UH, AS MR. REX STATED, I WAS WITH THE CITY OF ODESSA, SERVED AS AN ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER.

I WAS FORTUNATE TO SERVE IN, UH, MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS.

I, UH, WAS ABLE TO SERVE IN MUNICIPAL COURT, UH, PURCHASING IN FLEET.

AND, UH, I HAD ANYTHING IN THE THAT TOUCHED THE, UH, THE PUBLIC IN, UH, IN THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE.

SO IT WAS, UH, PUBLIC WORKS, UH, DEVELOPMENT, UH, PARKS, MUNICIPAL COURT, AND THERE WERE A FEW OTHERS.

SO, UM, DEFINITELY HAVE, UM, UH, A GOOD BIT OF EXPERIENCE, UH, WORKING WITH, WITH CITIES.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO, TO BRINGING THAT EXPERIENCE TO, TO GARLAND AND, UH, LOOK FORWARD TO THE GREAT THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER.

VERY GOOD.

TRY IT AGAIN.

MAYOR, BRO.

TIM MORRIS.

THANK YOU.

MY, UH, I WAS IN Q AUTOMATICALLY LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY WELCOME TO GARLAND.

WE ARE VERY GLAD YOU'RE HERE.

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU DO ALL THE MAGIC THAT MR. REX JUST TOLD US ABOUT.

BUT WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO HAVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HERE, AND I HOPE YOU'LL FIND NOT ONLY THIS CITY TO BE WELCOMING AND HOSPITABLE, BUT THIS COUNCIL AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

VERY GOOD.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, UH, WELCOME TO THE TEAM.

WE'RE, WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE YOU.

AND IT'S NICE, IT'S NICE TO HAVE ANOTHER WEST TEXAS GUY ON THE TEAM.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO, WE HAVE TO KINDA STICK TOGETHER WHEN WE MOVE OUT HERE TO THE, TO NORTH TEXAS.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A, WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, A SECRET HANDSHAKE, THAT KIND OF THING.

WE DO SO WELL, WE'RE VERY EXCITED

[00:05:01]

TO HAVE YOU AND, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT, WHAT YOU CAN BRING TO US.

YES, SIR.

APPRECIATE THAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UP NEXT, ITEM FOUR B, DOWNTOWN ORDINANCES AND POLICIES.

INTRODUCTION.

HELLO THERE.

SORRY, GIMME JUST A SECOND.

I'VE NEVER BEEN FIRST ON THE VERBAL BRIEFING, BRIEFING, .

OKAY, THERE.

DON'T SEE IT.

DO YOU, DO YOU HAVE IT ON YOU? I HAVE A USB, YES.

OH, THIS WILL BE AN EPIC FAIL.

WHERE IS, THIS IS, THIS IS NOT A DAN ISSUE.

I DON'T HAVE MY NAME.

WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST WAY TO PROCEED THAT WE COME BACK? I THINK THE BEST THING TO DO IS COME BACK, CUZ GUESS WHAT? WE'RE MEETING NEXT WEEK.

SO I THINK WE WILL JUST BUMP YOU TO NEXT WEEK.

BEAR, IF WE CAN JUST GO TO THE NEXT, KEEP GOING OR WE'LL CIRCLE BACK AROUND UPSTAIRS AND WE CAN GET IT DOWN HERE OR I MY OFFICE AND GET IT.

I APOLOGIZE FOR WE'LL, WE'LL CIRCLE BACK TO YOU.

WE HAVE IT.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, LET'S SEE.

WE'LL JUMP OVER TO ITEM

[4c. 2023 Scheduling of Council Meetings]

FOUR C, 2020, AH, 2023, SCHEDULING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS.

THAT'S ME.

DO YOU HAVE YOUR PRESENTATION? DON'T HAVE MUCH OF ONE THAT'S ALREADY BEEN IN THERE BEFORE YOU, I HAVE TO SPEAK TO YOUR SUPERVISOR, , AND IT'S NOT ON THE COMPUTER, SO , BUT MAYOR, I HAVE SUBMITTED AND COUNSEL TO EACH OF YOU, UH, JUST SOME OF OUR THOUGHTS, UH, AND WANTED TO GET YOUR INPUT ON THOSE COUNSEL DATES, UH, THAT WE HAVE, UM, PROVIDED TO YOU, UH, IN, IN LISTING EACH OF THE DATES BEFORE YOU, AS WELL AS IN CALENDAR FORM.

SO, ONE OF THE DATES THAT I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT, WELL, FIRST OF ALL, IF YOU'LL NOTICE THAT WHAT WE DID ON THE MONDAY HOLIDAYS THAT WE PULLED UP AND LOOKED AT AND DID, BASICALLY WHAT I PUT BEFORE YOU IS WHAT WE DID THIS CALENDAR YEAR AND DOUBLED UP, YOU KNOW, ON THE TUESDAYS HAVE THE WORK SESSION AND THE REGULAR SESSION ON TUESDAYS, WHICH IS WHAT, AGAIN, WHAT WE DID THIS YEAR.

UM, WE WERE LOOKING AT ON THE VERY FIRST, THE, THE HOLIDAY MONDAY, JULY 2ND, I'M SORRY, MONDAY, JANUARY 2ND, UM, WHICH WOULD MEAN RIGHT AFTER THE FIRST OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.

JUST WANTING TO MAKE SURE Y'ALL ARE OKAY WITH THAT.

BUT I THINK WE CAN DOUBLE UP ON THAT.

UH, BUT OTHER THAN THAT, UH, YOU'LL SEE THAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE FOR YOU THIS YEAR, THE P THE PROPOSED DATES FOR BOTH THE C I P EXTRA MEETINGS AND THE BUDGET WORK SECTION, EXTRA MEETINGS ON THERE AS WELL.

SO, OTHER THAN THAT, UH, JUST HAD, IF Y'ALL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE BEFORE YOU AND IF YOU, OF COURSE, HAVE COUNSEL CHOSE TO MAKE ANY CHANGES TO THAT, I'LL BE HERE WHATEVER DAY WE DECIDE .

THAT'S HOW IT KINDA WORKS FOR ME.

SO WE'LL BRING THOSE BACK, UM, BEFORE YOU AND A ON A TUESDAY NIGHT.

UM, AND THAT'LL BE PROBABLY, ACTUALLY, IT WILL BE NEXT, NOT TOMORROW, BUT THE NEXT TUESDAY, SINCE WE'RE MEETING NEXT WEEK AS WELL, MONDAY AND TUESDAY, WE'LL BRING BACK THAT TO YOU IN A RESOLUTION FORMAT TO FINALIZE THOSE.

SO, VERY GOOD.

OKAY.

VERY GOOD.

ALL WE WILL MOVE TO FOUR

[4d. Cultural Arts & GCAC Update]

D, CULTURAL ARTS AND GC A C UPDATE.

AND DO YOU HAVE YOUR PRESENTATION ABOUT, WELL, UM, BECAUSE I TALKED TO DAN EARLIER AND NO, HE DIDN'T, HE HAD NOT BEEN SENT ANY PRESENTATIONS FOR THIS EVENING.

SO IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN ELECTRONIC VERSION OF IT ON YOU WE'RE, OKAY.

SO IT'S, IT'S ON MY LAPTOP.

IT'S ON THE WAY OVER.

SHOULD BE JUST A MINUTE.

ALL RIGHT.

ALSO UPLOADED TO ONLINE.

IT WAS UPLOADED, SO IF WE COULD GET ONLINE, MAYBE THERE'S A, YEAH.

SO, YEAH.

SO ARE WE ABLE TO GET ONLINE HERE? AND IT'S NOT

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POPPING.

OKAY.

YEP.

OH, WAIT A MINUTE.

OH, HANG ON.

GOTTA HAVE YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS.

SO NOT STANDING.

YEAH, LET ME GET IT.

THERE IT GOES.

THERE WE GO.

IT'S NOT BUMPING UP WITH AND YEP.

10TH.

YEAH, HERE WE GO.

SESSION AND, YEP.

A LITTLE BIT MORE.

YEAH, THERE WE GO.

HERE WE GO.

AND LET'S DO THIS RIGHT THERE.

TA DA.

OKAY.

TA.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

WELL, WELCOME.

SO, I'M, I'M AMY ROSENTHAL.

ROSENTHAL.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON.

UM, LET ME SEE.

I DON'T, I GUESS, IS IT THIS, IT'S THIS MICROPHONE.

YOU GOT IT.

VERY GOOD.

ALL THREE OF THEM ARE ON, SO ALL THREE OF THEM.

GREAT.

WELL, FANTASTIC.

WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SO I AM, UH, SO THRILLED TO BE HERE IN GARLAND.

UH, VERY GRATEFUL TO BE HERE.

UM, THIS IS SUCH AN EXCITING TIME FOR THE CITY OF GARLAND.

WE HAVE A FANTASTIC TEAM, AND I'M ACTUALLY REALLY EXCITED TO TALK ABOUT, UH, ARTS TONIGHT.

SO, UM, AS YOU KNOW, LAST YEAR, UH, LAST SUMMER, COUNCIL ADOPTED A CULTURAL ARTS PLAN FOR THE CITY OF GARLAND.

UM, SO THIS WAS AFTER LOTS OF INTERVIEWS, UH, IN COMMUNITY TOWN HALLS, UM, LOTS OF INFORMATION TO HELP COME UP WITH A REALLY COMPREHENSIVE CULTURAL ARTS PLAN.

AND IT'S ONE OF THE REASONS, UM, WHY I'M SO EXCITED TO BE HERE.

SO, UH, IN THE PLAN, THERE WERE SIX GOALS IDENTIFIED, AND IT WAS TO PROVIDE EXPERIENCES IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS AND DOWNTOWN FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS, UH, TO GROW OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH TO CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT DIVERSITY AND HERITAGE, TO SUPPORT AND ATTRACT ARTISTS AND CREATIVES, TO FOSTER COLLABORATION AND TO OP OPTIMIZE MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS.

UM, AND SO TONIGHT WHAT WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE GARLAND, UH, CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION AND THE PRIVATE NONPROFIT ASSOCIATED WITH THE CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION.

UH, WE'RE GONNA REVIEW THE OPERATIONS OF THE CITY OWNED FACILITIES AND CULTURAL ARTS FACILITIES, AND WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT HOW THE CULTURAL PLAN, HOW THOSE GOALS ARE BEING ADDRESSED.

UM, SO AS YOU MAY KNOW, THE GARLAND CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION, UH, IS A NINE MEMBER COUNCIL APPOINTED BOARD.

OKAY.

IT WAS ESTABLISHED AS A PRIVATE 5 0 1 C THREE IN 1986, AND THEY MEET FOUR TIMES A YEAR.

NOW, LAST OCTOBER, THEY DID, UH, DECIDE TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEETINGS TO EVERY OTHER MONTH, BUT SO FAR THIS YEAR, WE'VE HAD MEETINGS IN JANUARY, MARCH, MAY, JULY, UM, AND JULY WAS MY FIRST MEETING.

AND, UH, THEN IN SEPTEMBER, WE ACTUALLY TOOK A LITTLE FIELD TRIP.

WE WENT TO VISIT SOME, UH, CULTURAL, UH, SOME ARTIST INCUBATORS IN DALLAS.

WE WENT TO THE GOLD MAR CULTURAL CENTER AND THEN TO THE CEDARS UNION.

THIS IS TO HELP, UH, BUILD, UH, SOME TEAM SPIRIT, SOME BONDING WITH OUR COMMISSIONERS, AND TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT ELSE WAS HAPPENING.

UM, SO THE PURPOSE OF, OF THE CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION, WHEN YOU CAN LOOK AT THEIR BYLAWS, AND THEN YOU CAN ALSO, UH, REFERENCE, UH, SECTION 10 31 IN OUR CITY ORDINANCES.

IT'S TO PROVIDED CLEARING HOUSE, UH, FOR CULTURAL EVENTS, AND TO INCREASE CULTURAL EDUCATION FOR CITIZENS.

IT'S TO REVIEW AND APPROVE POLICIES FOR FACILITIES.

IT'S TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA AND TO REVIEW AND APPROVE COMMUNITY BASED GROUPS APPLYING FOR GRANTS.

UM, AND IT'S TO STUDY AND SUBMIT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CITY COUNCIL FOR THE IMPROVEMENT IN THE EXPANSION OF THE ARTS.

UM, SO THOSE ARE LISTED IN THEIR BYLAWS AND ACTUALLY, UH, IN THE CODE OF ORDINANCES.

SO ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS THAT THE CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION, UM, ONE OF THEIR MOST IMPORTANT EFFORTS IS TO, IS THIS GRANTING PROCESS.

SO, 15% OF HOT FUNDS, UM, ARE ALLOCATED FOR ARTS PROGRAMMING AND HISTORIC INITIATIVES.

SO WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT THE PRIVATE NONPROFIT RECEIVES, UH, THE 15%, AND THEN THEY GO THROUGH A REALLY, UM, INTENSIVE, UH, GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS TO REVIEW, UH, AND TO SCORE DIFFERENT LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS ON GRANT AMOUNTS.

SO IN 23, UH, WE'RE PROJECTED TO, TO RECEIVE $187,000, AND 140,000

[00:15:01]

OF THIS IS ALLOCATED TOWARDS GRANTS.

SO YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK, UM, AT THE PAST FEW YEARS, UH, YOU, THIS IS JUST A SAMPLE OF HOW MANY APPLICANTS, UH, WE HAD IN 2020 AND 2021, AND IN 2022.

UM, AND IF YOU, YOU CAN SEE IN 2022, WE, WE HAD 17 APPLICANTS.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE WERE, UH, HEARING THAT, UH, THERE ARE LOTS OF, WE WERE TRYING TO GROW OUR IMPACT OF ARTS IN GARLAND.

AND, UH, SO WE DID MAKE EFFORTS TO MAKE SURE THAT GROUPS, NEW GROUPS THAT MAY NOT BE AWARE OF OUR GRANT PROCESS, UH, HAD INFORMATION AND WE, WE HAD SOME RESULTS.

BUT WHEN YOU HAVE MORE, UH, MORE PEOPLE ASKING FOR A SLICE OF THE PIE, YOU KNOW, THE, THE, THE SLICES GET A LITTLE THINNER.

SO IT MAKES IT, UH, CHALLENGING.

IT'S, IT'S VERY CHALLENGING FOR OUR COMMISSIONERS, UM, TO, TO HELP DIVVY UP THE LIMITED AMOUNT OF FUNDS.

SO, UH, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE HEARD, UM, FROM SOME GROUPS THAT MAYBE YOU HAVE TO BE A 5 0 1 C THREE IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR GRANT FUNDS FROM THE GARLAND CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION.

AND WE HAVE HEARD THAT MAYBE THAT 5 0 1 3 STATUS IS A BARRIER FOR GROUPS THAT WOULD BE INTERESTED IN APPLYING.

UM, AND SO THIS IS JUST KIND OF A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE CALENDAR.

UH, YOU KNOW, ORGANIZATIONS TYPICALLY BUILD OUT THEIR PROGRAMS IN THE SPRING, UM, BUT OUR GRANT CYCLE DOESN'T START UNTIL AUGUST.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, THINKING AHEAD, WE, WE PROBABLY HAVE SOME OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP GET THE WORD WORD OUT ABOUT OUR GRANT PROGRAM EARLIER IN THE YEAR.

UM, BUT YOU CAN SEE, YOU KNOW, THE APPLICATIONS OPENED ON AUGUST THE FIRST.

THEY WERE DUE MID-SEPTEMBER.

THE COMMISSIONERS GET THEIR 17 PACKETS OF APPLICATIONS, UH, LOTS OF HOMEWORK, LOTS OF TIME AT HOME, READING AND REVIEWING AND THINKING THROUGH THIS.

THEY SUBMIT THEIR SCORES ANONYMOUSLY.

UH, AND THEN WE HAVE THIS BIG, LAST WEEK, IT WAS A THREE HOUR MASSIVE, UH, SUMMIT WHERE WE, UH, PUT EVERYBODY'S NAMES OUT THERE, LOOKED AT THE SCORES, AND TRIED TO, TO ASSIGN AMOUNTS TO THE DIFFERENT AGENCIES.

SO, UM, NEXT WEEK I'LL BE BACK AND WE'LL HAVE SOME AWARD RECOMMENDATIONS, UH, AND THEN WE'LL ALSO SUBMIT A BUDGET FOR YOUR REVIEW AND APPROVAL AS WELL, TOO.

SO THIS IS JUST KIND OF AN OVERVIEW, A SNEAK PEEK OF THE BUDGET THAT YOU'LL GET TO SEE NEXT WEEK.

UM, AS YOU CAN SEE ON HERE, WE'VE GOT THE HUNDRED AND $87,000 FROM THE, THE HOT FUNDS.

YOU CAN SEE HOW WE'VE GOT IT DIVIDED OUT.

140,000 OF THE HOT FUNDS GOES TOWARD.

UM, YOU KNOW, THE GRANT APPLICATIONS.

WE DO HAVE A PAYMENT HERE LISTED FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OF THE VISION OF THE ARTS SCULPTURE.

UM, THERE'S ABOUT $38,000 LEFT OF THAT, THE COMMISSION.

THERE'S AN AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY, UM, TO REPAY THE CITY OF GARLAND FOR THE, THE SCULPTURE.

UM, YOU KNOW, THERE, THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF ASKING COUNCIL, UH, TO FORGIVE THIS REMAINING BALANCE.

AS YOU CAN SEE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE, WE'RE, THEY'RE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT HOW THEIR, THEIR DOLLARS ARE ALLOCATED, AND THEY'D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO USE THAT FUNDING TO HELP TOWARD ARTS PROGRAMS. UM, YOU CAN ALSO SEE, UH, THAT WE'VE BECOME MEMBERS OF THE BUSINESS, UH, COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS.

THAT'S A GREAT ORGANIZATION IN NORTH TEXAS.

THIS IS GONNA HELP, UM, OTHER ART ASSOCIATIONS AND ART LEADERS KNOW ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN GARLAND.

UM, AND IT'S ALSO GONNA GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP DEVELOP OUR BOARD AND LEARN MORE ABOUT FUNDRAISING, UH, AND OTHER INITIATIVES.

SO THE BUDGET, UM, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE ON THE COMMISSION'S MIND RIGHT NOW.

SO, IN JANUARY, WE'RE LOOKING TOWARD A STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING, UH, REALLY SITTING DOWN AND TAKING A LOOK AT THIS AWESOME CULTURAL ARTS PLAN AND IDENTIFYING SOME TOP STRATEGIC GOALS TO ACCOMPLISH FOR THIS NEXT YEAR.

WE KNOW IN MARCH, UM, WE WANNA TAKE A LOOK AT THE GRANT APPLICATION ITSELF, AND, UH, MAKE SOME UPDATES AND MODIFICATIONS, MAYBE STREAMLINE THE GRANT PROCESS A LITTLE FOR OUR GROUPS AND FOR OUR COMMISSIONERS.

UM, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE COMMISSIONERS ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT, UH, IS A JURIED POPUP ART EXHIBIT.

AND SO, UH, THIS TIES DIRECTLY INTO THE CULTURAL, UH, PLAN, AND ITS GOAL NUMBER ONE, WHICH WAS, UM, PROVIDING EXPERIENCES FOR, FOR OUR RESIDENTS, UM, IN DOWNTOWN AND IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS.

SO THAT'S A, THAT'S A WAY THAT THE COMMISSION IS WORKING TOWARDS IMPLEMENTING THE CULTURAL ARTS PLAN.

UM, I WANNA TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR BEAUTIFUL FACILITIES.

SO IN ADDITION TO THIS AMAZING PLAN THAT THE CITY OF GARLAND HAS FOR ITS ARTS ENDEAVORS, THE FACILITIES ARE AWESOME TOO.

AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I WANTED TO COME TO GARLAND, WAS TO GET TO BE A PART OF THESE INCREDIBLE BUILDINGS.

UM, SO WE HAVE OUR,

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UH, OUR FACILITIES ARE ALL RENTAL FACILITIES.

EVERYTHING, MOST EVERYTHING THAT YOU SEE ON STAGE IN A CITY OF GARLAND FACILITY IS A RENTAL.

OKAY? THOSE ARE OUR LOCAL GROUPS, UH, PRODUCING WORKS.

AND WE HAVE A BUDGET OF ABOUT 400,000 THAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE IN RENTALS.

UM, AND THERE'S REALLY SOMETHING ALMOST EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND NOW, IT'S NOT ALMOST, IT'S NOT ALL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

UM, YOU KNOW, UH, THERE'S, THERE ARE LOTS OF OUR LOCAL GROUPS THAT HAVE SHOWS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT THEN THERE ARE ALSO LOTS AND LOTS OF PRIVATE EVENT RENTALS, A LOT OF DANCE RECITALS.

UM, AND THEN A LOT OF OUR, OUR SHOWS THAT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, THOSE ARE ALL FUNDED BY THE ARTS COMMISSION, BY THE PRIVATE NONPROFIT.

SO ONCE YOU HEAD INSIDE, WE'VE GOT THE BROWNLEY, THERE'S 720 SEATS.

UM, AND THOUGH OUR PRIMARY USERS IN THE BROWNLEY ARE THE GARLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, THEY HAVE A SHOW ON FRIDAY NIGHT, UH, THE GARLAND SUMMER MUSICALS, DALLAS BALLET, U I, AND THEN, AGAIN, LOTS OF THOSE PRIVATE RENTALS.

SO ONE THIRD OF THE EVENTS IN THE BROWNLEY ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

TWO THIRDS ARE PRIVATE RENTALS.

BUT IT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE THOSE PRIVATE RENTALS, AGAIN, GENERATE THE RENTAL REVENUES THAT HELP SUSTAIN OUR PROGRAMS. SO, TAKING A LOOK AT THE SMALL THEATER, THE SMALL THEATER IS 220 SEATS.

UH, THE PRIMARY USER IS A GARLAND CIVIC THEATER, AND THEY'RE 55 YEARS OLD.

THEY ARE A STAPLE, UM, OF GARLANDS ARTS.

THEY HAVE SIX SHOWS.

THEY'RE, UH, THEY'RE SHOWS THEY KICKED OFF THEIR SEASON WITH CARNIVAL, UH, COMING UP SOON IS SLEUTH.

UM, AND THEIR, THEIR SEASON RUNS FROM SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY.

SO, THE, THE GARLAND, UH, THE OTHER PRIMARY USER OF THE SMALL THEATER IS THE DALLAS YOUNG ARTISTS.

IT'S NOT THE ACTORS, IS THE DALLAS YOUNG ARTISTS.

UM, AND THEY WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SUMMER MUSICALS.

THEY'RE KIND OF LIKE THE THEATER TEAM TO THE SUMMER MUSICALS.

THEY START, YOU KNOW, WORK WITH A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE, AND A LOT OF THEIR YOUNG PEOPLE, UH, BECOME INVOLVED WITH THE SUMMER MUSICALS AS THEY GET OLDER.

SO THE, THE SMALL THEATER, UM, IS ALWAYS, THERE'S VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY OF THE SMALL THEATER.

IT'S ALWAYS IN ACTION.

THEN WHEN WE HEAD TO DOWNTOWN, WE HAVE THE PLAZA, AND THIS IS OUR OLD HISTORIC MOVIE THEATER THAT OPENED IN 2001.

YOU KNOW, AND IT SERVES AS HOME FOR A COUPLE OF, UH, THEATER COMPANIES, INCLUDING THE COMPANY OF ROT PLAYERS AND BRIGHTLING PERFORMING ARTS.

UM, WE HAVE A MOVIE, UH, SERIES EVERY, EVERY MONTH AT THE PLAZA.

UH, DOWNTOWN, THE, THE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION ALSO HAS A MOVIE, UH, UH, MOVIE SERIES AS WELL, TOO.

AND, UM, AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW TOO, THAT THOSE MOVIES, YOU KNOW, IT'S ABOUT $10,000 ANNUALLY TO, TO, UH, FOR THE LICENSING OF THE MOVIES.

AND THEY'RE ALL FREE.

WE, WE DON'T CHARGE ANY ADMISSION, UH, FOR THE MOVIES.

ONE THING THAT WE HAVE DISCOVERED IS THAT THE PLAZA IS A REALLY COOL MUSIC VENUE, AND WE HAD A LOT OF FUN THIS SUMMER, UH, EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT, WELL, IN SEPTEMBER, AT LEAST, UM, YOU KNOW, WITH BAND TOGETHER.

UM, IT'S A GREAT, GREAT MUSIC VENUE.

SO, MOVING ON TO THE ATRIUM, THE ATRIUM, 450 GUESTS.

SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE PREMIUM NIGHT, UH, IS A HOST TO LOTS OF S AND WEDDINGS, UH, AND FUNDRAISERS.

UM, EARLIER THIS YEAR, WE DID APPROVE, OUR COUNCIL DID APPROVE A SLIGHT INCREASE FOR OUR SATURDAY RENTAL RATES.

SO IN 2022, UH, WE DID START SOME EFFORTS TO ADDRESS, UM, SOME OF THE, THE ITEMS IN THE CULTURAL PLAN, AND SPECIFICALLY, UM, NUMBER THREE, WHICH IS DIVERSITY AND HERITAGE, AND NUMBER FOUR, WAYS TO SUPPORT AND ATTRACT ARTISTS AND CREATIVES.

SO, MOSES UVE IS A GARLAND CITIZEN.

HE'S A CHRISTIAN HIP HOP ARTIST.

UM, HE KICKED OFF LAST SPRING WITH A, A SERIES, UH, FOR YOUR MAKE YOUR MARK CONCERT SERIES HOSTING.

UM, A FEW PROGRAMS WE DID, WE OPENED UP THE GRANDVILLE FOR ART EXHIBITS.

SO EVERY MONTH THERE IS A DIFFERENT ARTIST AT THE GRANDVILLE.

UM, THIS IS MICHELLE NOAH.

SHE HAS A GALLERY IN DOWNTOWN, UM, GARLAND ARTIST, UH, OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION.

AND THEN THEIR SHOWS ARE ON, YOU KNOW, USUALLY OUT AND AVAILABLE FOR ABOUT A MONTH.

UM, AND THEN OF COURSE, WE HAD BITTY BITTY BUNDA , UH, WHICH WAS A TERRIFIC SUCCESS, UM, FOR NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.

AND THERE'S, UM, MAYOR LEMA WITH OUR, UH, SELENA LOOKALIKE WINNER.

SHE'S ACTUALLY, SHE'S AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT A GARLAND ELEMENTARY.

SO, REALLY COOL.

LOTS OF FUN THERE.

BEING MAYOR IS A TOUGH JOB, .

SO WE, UH, WE CONTINUE TO,

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UH, TO ADDRESS, UH, THINGS IN THE CULTURAL ARTS PLAN, UM, FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

AND, AND BIG ART DAY LAST YEAR WAS A GREAT, UH, PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND STUDENTS.

AND EVERY YEAR, TOO, THE ARTS COMMISSION ALLOCATES, UH, DOLLARS TO GIVE TWO STUDENTS FOR THEIR, UM, STUDENT ART SHOW.

SO, AND IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO KNOW, TOO, THIS IS THE 40TH YEAR OF THE GRANDVILLE ARTS CENTER.

IT WAS BUILT IN, UH, 1982.

I LOVE THESE CARS OUT HERE, THE TRANSAM AND THE FRONT.

MR. BRADFORD, WAS THAT YOUR YET? I DON'T KNOW.

YOU KNOW, , YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S A, IT'S A, I LOVE, I LOVE THE LOOK OF THIS BUILDING.

IT'S, IT'S A LOT OF FUN.

AND SO, BUT WE ALSO NEED A, YOU KNOW, IT'S TIME FOR A LITTLE, A LITTLE REFRESHING.

SO, UM, THIS NEXT YEAR WE HAVE A FACILITY ASSESSMENT, UH, THAT WE'RE GONNA TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THOSE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS AND APPROVE, UM, AND, AND MAKE SURE THAT OUR, OUR FACILITIES, YOU KNOW, CONTINUE TO SERVE THE, THE PUBLIC.

SO, OKAY, SO WHAT'S GOING ON NOW? HOW, HOW ARE WE BRINGING THE CULTURAL PLAN TO LIFE NOW? SO, UH, NEXT YEAR WE ARE GOING TO, UH, APPLY FOR A CULTURAL DISTRICT DESIGNATION FROM THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON THE ARTS.

THIS IS A REALLY PRESTIGIOUS DES DESIGNATION.

THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 50 CITIES IN THE STATE OF TEXAS THAT HAVE THIS DESIGNATION.

UM, AND WE HAVE, GARLAND HAS EVERYTHING TO BE A CULTURAL DISTRICT.

UM, SO THE WAY THAT THE PROCESS WORKS, YOU FILE A LETTER OF INTENT IN JANUARY, YOU SUBMIT A REALLY INTENSE APPLICATION IN JUNE, AND THEN THEY, UH, ANNOUNCE, UH, DESIGNEES IN SEPTEMBER.

PART OF A CULTURAL DISTRICT DESIGNATION MEANS THAT YOUR DISTRICT HAS TO BE WALKABLE, UH, AND THAT YOU ALSO HAVE TO HAVE A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE A 5 0 1 C THREE PARTNER.

AND SO THE ARTS COMMISSION PROVIDES US THAT 5 0 1 C THREE TO HELP WITH THE CULTURAL DISTRICT, UH, UH, CULTURAL DISTRICT DESIGNATION.

REALLY SUPER IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT OPENS UP GRANTS.

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE REALLY, UH, AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT A LITTLE BIT LATER IS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT EXPLORING OUR REVENUE.

UM, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO DIVERSIFY OUR REVENUES AND OPENING UP SOME GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR US AS A CULTURAL DISTRICT FOR OUR GROUPS IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

AND THAT PLAYS INTO, UH, NUMBER FOUR, WHICH IS SUPPORTING AND ATTRACTING OUR ARTISTS.

NUMBER FIVE.

OKAY.

UH, NO.

ANOTHER THING THAT WE ARE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW, UM, IS A PUBLIC ART PROCESS.

AND THIS IS NUMBER SIX.

THIS IS THE OPTIMIZED OPTIMIZING MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS.

UH, WE, WE NEED, AND THIS WAS ALSO A TOP PRIORITY FROM THE CULTURAL PLAN ITSELF.

UM, WE NEED A PUBLIC ART PROCESS THAT ALLOWS US TO, UH, GET WORKS.

WE HAVE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE CITY THAT ARE WORKING ON PUBLIC ART PLANS, AND WE NEED A, A CONSISTENT WAY, A TRANSPARENT WAY, AN AN EQUITABLE WAY, UH, TO, TO GET MORE PUBLIC ART IN GARLAND.

UM, AND, UH, WE DON'T WANNA SLOW ANYBODY DOWN.

I MEAN, I THINK THAT'S THE BIGGEST THING TOO, IS WE DON'T WANNA SLOW ANYBODY DOWN.

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE THINKING OUT, UH, IS AN INTERMEDIATE TYPE OF GOAL.

UM, WE REALLY NEED TO REVIEW OUR FACILITY FEES.

YOU KNOW, WE DON'T WANNA OUTPRICE, UM, OUR FACILITY FOR OUR LOCAL GROUPS.

BUT, UH, BUT IT'S AT THE SAME TIME, YOU KNOW, WE ARE PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST AFFORDABLE FACILITIES IN NORTH TEXAS.

AND SO MAYBE THERE'S A WAY TO LOOK AT OUR PRICING FOR OUR CORPORATE PARTNER PARTNERS, OR FOR OUR PRIVATE PARTNERS.

UM, WE'RE PUTTING INTO PLACE A NEW RESERVATION PROGRAM, UH, AND A NEW TICKETING SYSTEM THAT WILL ALLOW US TO TRACK DATA BETTER AND HELP US MAKE SOME BETTER DECISIONS.

UM, AND THEN THIS IS SOMETHING WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT AS WELL, TOO, UH, ADDRESSING THE, THE NUMBER ONE AND THE NUMBER THREE.

THIS IS EXPERIENCE FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS.

AND NUMBER THREE, TO SUPPORT DIVERSITY AND HERITAGE.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE LOOKING AT PERFORMANCES TO COMPLIMENT OUR LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS.

WE DON'T WANNA COMPETE WITH OUR LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS.

WE WANNA FIND SOME PROGRAMS THAT WILL BRING IN SOME VISITORS AND COMPLIMENT WHAT'S BEING HAPPENING, WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE.

UM, THIS WAS ALSO LISTED AS A TOP PRIORITY IN OUR CULTURAL PLAN.

SO NEXT MARCH, WE'RE LOOKING AT THE PEAKING ACROBATS.

THEY'VE BEEN TRAVELING THE WORLD FOR 30 YEARS.

THEY DO AMAZING THINGS.

IT'S GONNA BE SO COOL AT THE GRANDVILLE.

SO, UH, THAT'S COMING SOON.

AND THEN WE'RE SUPER EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE MAVIS STAPLES.

SO SHE IS A LEGEND.

SHE IS A KENNEDY CENTER HONOREE.

SHE IS A GRAMMY AWARD WINNING LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT ARTIST.

I MEAN, THIS WILL BE A REALLY SPECIAL, SPECIAL PERFORMER FOR OUR FACILITY.

UM, AND SHE'S GONNA HAVE A SOLD OUT

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SHOW.

SO, UM, YEAH, SO THIS IS, AGAIN, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT SOME PROGRAMS THAT WILL HELP, UM, YOU KNOW, CONTINUE TO ATTRACT VISITORS, SERVE OUR RESIDENTS, UM, YOU KNOW, BRING IN PROGRAMS THAT COMPLIMENT WHAT OUR LOCAL GROUPS ARE DOING.

SO AS A LONGER TERM TYPE OF, UH, GOAL, AN ARTS INCUBATOR.

YOU KNOW, PART OF OUR, UM, FIELD TRIP, OUR ADULT FIELD TRIP WITH THE ARTS COMMISSION LAST MONTH WAS TO TAKE A LOOK AT A COUPLE OF THESE CENTERS.

WE KNOW THAT WHEN YOU BRING ARTISTS INTO A COMMUNITY, INTO AN AREA THAT THEY BRING AN ENERGY AND VITALITY, UM, THAT WILL HELP REALLY DRAW ATTENTION TO OUR CULTURAL DISTRICT.

WE KNOW THE CREATIVES ARE HERE, AND WE JUST NEED AN AFFORDABLE SPACE FOR STUDIO SPACE, A CO-OP SPACE TO PROVIDE A LITTLE EXHIBIT.

UM, SO THAT'S, THAT'S ON THE, ON THE RADAR.

UM, THE OTHER THING THAT'S ON THE RADAR IS A FILM FESTIVAL.

YOU KNOW, THIS IS ADDRESSING OUR, OUR HERITAGE, UH, AND DIVERSITY, AND ALSO PARTNERSHIPS.

WE HAVE LOTS OF FOLKS IN GARLAND THAT, UM, HAVE SOME TYPE OF CONNECTION TO THE FILM INDUSTRY.

YOU KNOW, WHAT BETTER WAY TO SHOW OFF OUR BEAUTIFUL PLAZA THEATER THAN WITH A REALLY COOL FILM FESTIVAL.

SO, AND WE'RE THINKING TOO, KIND OF IN A CULTURAL CAPACITY.

UM, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, WE'VE GOT LOTS OF GREAT RESOURCES HERE WITH OUR MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION.

UM, PRETTY COOL STUFF, UH, LONG TERM AS WELL, TOO.

FUNDING.

THERE'S THAT FUNDING AND BRANDING.

YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW, AGAIN, WITH THE CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION, YOU KNOW, THAT BUDGET IS TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON HOT.

AND WITH OUR FACILITY, IT'S RENTAL REVENUES.

WE NEED TO REALLY FIGURE OUT SOME NEW REVENUE SOURCES.

AND WHETHER THAT BE SPONSORSHIPS OR FUNDRAISERS OR GRANTS, THAT'S, THAT'S A TOP PRIORITY FOR, FOR ME.

UM, AND THEN BRANDING, YOU KNOW, WE KEEP HEARING THIS, YOU KNOW, ANDY'S WORKED REALLY HARD FOR MUSIC THIS LAST YEAR.

THERE'S, THERE'S SOMETHING HERE, AND IT'S KIND OF PUTTING IT TOGETHER.

UM, I DO WANNA MAKE SURE Y'ALL KNOW THAT WE DO HAVE OUR COMMISSIONERS HERE, OUR, UH, CHAIR DAN DRIVER, AND THEN OUR TREASURER CHIP VAN PELT.

UM, YOU KNOW, THERE, CHIP HAS TALKED ABOUT A VIBE.

SO WE'RE GONNA TRY TO FIGURE OUT A BRANDING OPPORTUNITY THAT REALLY SHOWCASE, UH, GARLANDS WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE.

AND IT'S AUTHENTIC TO GARLAND AS WELL, TOO.

UM, AND THEN FINALLY, I JUST WANT EVERYONE TO REMEMBER THAT WE ARE OPERATING UNDER THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES THAT WERE ESTABLISHED IN THE CULTURAL ARTS PLAN.

AND I, AND I LOVE THESE, UM, IT'S A VIBRANT COMMUNITY FOR ALL, AND TO IMPROVE THE LIFE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO SUPPORT AND DEVELOP GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS TO ATTRACT VISITORS AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, AND TO CELEBRATE LOCAL CULTURES AND HERITAGE AND INCREASE CIVIC PARTICIPATION.

SO THOSE ARE OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES THAT WE'RE GOING TO, UM, TO USE TO HELP WITH ALL OF OUR ENDEAVORS.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S THE END.

AND I'M HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS? WELL, I WAS JUST GONNA ADD, WE, WE APPRECIATE EVERYBODY'S, UM, INTEREST IN THIS, IN THIS TOPIC, AND THAT WE COVERED A LOT OF GROUND THAT KIND OF PROVIDE SOME MEMORY REFRESHERS OF THE HISTORY OF HOW THINGS WERE SET UP, AND THEN TYING IT TO THE, TO GOING FORWARD WITH THE FUTURE.

UM, AND THERE'S SOME PIECES IN, IN PLACE THAT WE'RE GONNA NEED TO KIND OF CONSIDER AND, AND PROVIDE SOME, YOU KNOW, GET SOME DIRECTION AND FEEDBACK FROM COUNCIL.

SO WE, UH, LOVE TO HEAR SOME OF THAT AND, AND HOW, HOW YOU THINK WE'RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION OR NOT, WHAT THE NEXT STEPS MIGHT LOOK LIKE.

ALL RIGHT.

GOT SOME FOLKS LINED UP.

COUNCIL MEMBER LUCK.

HI.

THANKS FOR COMING TONIGHT.

UM, THE JURY POPUP, HOW ARE YOU, UM, HOW DO YOU PLAN TO CREATE THAT EXPERIENCE WITHIN NEIGHBORHOODS? WHICH NEIGHBORHOODS AND HOW ARE YOU CHOOSING THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS? AND ARE YOU VISITING EVERY DISTRICT, UM, AT NEIGHBORHOOD AND EVERY DISTRICT? SURE, SURE.

I MEAN, CHIP, THIS IS REALLY KIND OF, UH, ONE OF THE ENERGIES OF CHIP.

DO YOU WANNA COME UP AND SHARE JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE VISION FOR POPUPS? OKAY, YEAH.

THIS IS JUST IN THE PLANNING STAGES RIGHT NOW, BUT THAT'S THE WHOLE DIRECTION, IS THE WHOLE IDEA BEHIND THIS IS TO HAVE A GARLAND VISUAL ART SHOW THAT WOULD GO OUT INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS.

SO YES, IT WOULD, WE, RIGHT NOW THE THINKING IS WE WOULD HAVE A SIMULTANEOUS ART EXHIBITION IN EACH OF THE EIGHT DISTRICTS.

WE DON'T KNOW THE LOCATIONS YET.

IF IT'S A REC CENTER LIBRARY, WHATEVER, OR A RETAIL SPOT, OR A CHURCH OR WHATEVER, WE WOULD HAVE, UH, WE WOULD TAKE THE ENTRIES AND THE ACCEPTED ENTRIES, DIVIDE THEM UP INTO EIGHT PARTS, HAVE A, YOU KNOW, A, A SMALL, UH, DISPLAY MADE FOR EACH, EACH ONE.

AND, UM, POSSIBLY EVEN MAKE IT AN INTERACTIVE THING.

YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO HAVE A PLACE WHERE THERE'S FOOT TRAFFIC MM-HMM.

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, AND PEOPLE SEE IT WHERE THEY DON'T USUALLY SEE ART, WHERE THEY, IT'S KIND OF UNEXPECTED.

BUT THEN ALSO MAYBE, MAYBE POSSIBLY MAKE IT INTERACTIVE IN THAT EACH OF THE EIGHT PLACES HAS A QR CODE AND YOU CAN CHECK IN AND MAYBE EVENTUALLY, IF YOU CAN MAKE ALL EIGHT ART EX EXHIBITS, YOU KNOW, MAYBE YOU GET INTO, YOU KNOW, YOU MAYBE WIN SOMETHING.

I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW WHAT, BUT TO MAKE IT, UH, ALMOST, UH, WELL, AN INTERACTIVE, UH, EVENT FOR THE, FOR THE VIEWERS.

SO, UH, THAT'S KIND OF WHERE WE'RE, WHERE WE'RE THINKING RIGHT NOW.

AND IT'S KIND OF STILL IN THE PLANNING STAGES, AND HOPEFULLY IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS WE'LL HAVE IT ALL IRONED OUT.

BUT THAT'S, THAT'S THE THOUGHT, IS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DIS, ESPECIALLY WITH THE DOWNTOWN, THE WAY IT IS.

THIS IS A NICE TIME TO GO OUT INTO THE, INTO THE DISTRICTS.

AND SO, YEAH, THAT'S THE MAIN PURPOSE OF IT.

SO THAT'S WONDERFUL.

I'M EXCITED TO SEE THAT COME TO DISTRICT FIVE TOO.

UM, YOUR PUBLIC ART PROCESS, UM, HOW DO YOU PLAN TO BRING THAT PROGRAM INTO AREAS OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN? WELL, IT WOULD BE PROJECT DRIVEN.

SO THE, THE CONCEPT WITH THE PROCESS IS, UM, EITHER STAFF, UH, RECOMMENDS A PROJECT OR MAYBE A PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNER RECOMMENDS A PROJECT.

SO YOU START WITH THE PROJECT AND THEN IDENTIFY, OKAY, UM, IF IT'S PUBLIC PROPERTY, YOU KNOW, WHO ARE THE STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED WITH THE PUBLIC PROPERTY, IF IT'S PRIVATE PROPERTY, WHO ARE THOSE STAKEHOLDERS AND HOW'S IT GOING TO BE FUNDED? A CALL OUT TO ARTISTS.

UM, AND THEN THERE WOULD BE A SELECTION COMMITTEE THAT WOULD HELP REVIEW THE SUBMISSIONS.

UM, AND AGAIN, THIS IS ALL WORKING VERY CLOSELY, YOU KNOW, WITH THE ARTS COMMISSION, WITH STAFF, UM, WITH, WITH OTHER EXPERTS.

I, I THINK THAT'S, THAT'S KIND OF THE KEY INGREDIENT THAT WE'RE STILL TRYING TO NAIL DOWN.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAD SOME MORE SURE.

AND, AND, AND SOME OF THOSE DETAILS OF YET TO BE WORKED OUT.

AND WE'LL BRING THAT PROCESS FORWARD JUST IN AND OF ITSELF FOR DISCUSSION.

BUT IT'LL BE, UM, TRIGGERED ANYTIME THERE'S PUBLIC MONEY AND OR PUBLIC PROP PROPERTY INVOLVED.

IF IT'S PRIVATE MONEY, PRIVATE PROPERTY, THEN IT TRIGGERS OTHER THINGS THAT TEND TO FALL IN PLANNING AND ZONING.

BUT SOME OF THOSE THINGS ARE GETTING WORKED OUT.

BUT IT, IT, IT WILL CENTER AROUND THE SELECTION PROCESS.

AND SO THERE MIGHT BE, UH, WHERE THE COMMISSION SELECTS A TEAM OF FOLKS THAT WILL DO THAT.

WILL, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE PUT OUT A CALL FOR ARTISTS THAT THEY SELECT THE ACTUAL, UH, ARTIST FROM A, A SUBMISSION IN A CRITERIA.

CUZ IT'S NOT ALWAYS JUST ABOUT THE ART ITSELF AND WHAT'S APPROPRIATE, WHAT, YOU KNOW, CAUSE WE'RE ALL GONNA DISAGREE ON WHAT'S ART.

AND I LIKE BLUE, I LIKE RED.

IT'D BE MORE ABOUT DOES THE ARTIST HAVE THE CAPACITY TO DO THE WORK? IS IT GONNA BE REPRESENTATIVE OF, OF THE GOAL OR THE VISION OF THE PIECE OF ART? THOSE KIND OF DETAILS.

THE MAINTENANCE OF IT.

WHEN IS IT, WHAT ITS LIFE CYCLE IS, WHEN DOES IT GET DECOMMISSIONED? ALL THOSE NUTS AND BOLTS THAT HAPPEN BEHIND THE SCENES THAT IF YOU FORGET ABOUT 'EM, END UP BEING A PROBLEM FOR SOMEONE LATER.

SO IT'S KIND OF A COMPREHENSIVE WAY TO SELECT, UH, A SUSTAINABLE AND AND IMPACTFUL PROJECT.

SO ESSENTIALLY SOMEONE BE, WOULD BE COMING TO, TO YOU FOR A PROJECT THAT THEY WANT TO, UH, SURE.

AND, AND A PROJECT COULD BE GENERATED IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS.

IT COULD BE GENERATED BY ANOTHER CITY DEPARTMENT.

IT COULD BE SOMEBODY THAT COMES IN AND, AND, AND BRINGS A PROJECT AND SAYS, HEY, I'VE GOT FUNDING, BUT I NEED A PLACE TO PUT IT IN A, YOU KNOW, I'D LIKE TO PROPOSE IT IN A PUBLIC, YOU KNOW, PROPERTY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO IT COULD COME TO US OR BE GENERATED BY THE CITY IN A VARIETY OF WAYS.

AND SO THE PRO PROCESS WOULD HELP MANAGE THAT SO THAT IT, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN ADVANCE IT FORWARD, BUT DO IT IN A WAY THAT IS MEANINGFUL.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO, TIM SMITH.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

UM, ON ONE OF YOUR SIDES, YOU HAD MENTIONED THE 5 0 1 C UH, VERSUS FOR PROFIT CORPORATIONS.

UH, IS THAT SOMETHING Y'ALL ARE LOOKING TO CHANGE? AND CAN YOU SPEAK TO THAT? NO.

UH, YES, ABSOLUTELY.

OKAY.

SO NO.

YES, .

SO, UH, THE, THAT WAS A POSSIBLE MAYBE, YEAH.

OR POSSIBLE MAYBE.

UM, OKAY.

IN ORDER FOR THE GRANTS TO BE, UH, DISTRIBUTED, AND IT, UM, IT KIND OF GOES BACK TO ACTUALLY SOMETHING IN THE, UH, THE TAX CODE ORDINANCE.

SO YOU CAN USE HOT FUNDS.

THE HOT FUNDS ARE GIVEN THEN TO THE NONPROFIT, AND THEN THE NONPROFIT ALLOCATES OUT TOWARDS GRANTS.

THAT NONPROFIT, UM, ACTUALLY PROVIDES A LOT OF FLEXIBILITY TO DO BUSINESS QUICKLY OR TO DO, YOU KNOW, OTHER TYPES OF TRANSACTIONS THAT FROM A CITY STANDPOINT MIGHT BE A LITTLE MORE CUMBERSOME.

I DON'T, I, I THINK THAT NONPROFIT, UM, IS A VERY IMPORTANT, UM, DESIGNATION.

I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THAT IT WOULD CHANGE TO A FOR-PROFIT OR COMMERCIAL STANDING.

SO, SO YOUR, YOUR QUESTION IS RELATED TO THE RECIPIENTS OF THE, OF THE GRANT.

NOT, NOT SO MUCH THE, NOT SO MUCH THE INK.

SO MY RECOLLECTION IS, IS THAT THAT IS A FUNCTION OF THE BYLAWS.

SO WE WOULD, WE WOULD PROBABLY NEED TO EXPLORE IS THAT, UH, IF IT'S AN UNTENABLE BARRIER,

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WHAT ARE THE, WHAT'S, ARE THERE ANY DOWNSIDES TO IT BEING OPEN TO WHAT WE WOULD MIGHT CON CONSIDER A CIVIC GROUP WHERE THEY MEET, THEY, THEY MEET THE INTENT IN THE SPIRIT OF A NONPROFIT, BUT MAY HAVE NOT HAVE GONE THROUGH THE, THE TIME AND THE EXPENSE OF, OF THEIR IRS STATUS.

AND GENERALLY, IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT, YOU KNOW, IN, IN THE CITY'S POSITION, WE DON'T WANNA GET BETWEEN AN AGENCY AND THE IRS THAT'S KIND OF BETWEEN THEM.

SO WE WOULD EXPLORE THOSE KIND OF THINGS THAT IF IT'S A BARRIER AND WE COULD GET OTHER APPLICANTS, THAT'S WHAT WE WANT, EXPLORE.

DO WE HAVE ANY, UM, ANYTHING ELSE BYLAWS, UH, THAT ADDRESSES, UM, ANY, ANY CERTAIN PERCENTAGE ALLOCATION FOR, UH, NEW RECIPIENTS, NEW CONTENT? YOU KNOW, I, I, I'VE SEEN IN SOME YEARS WHERE WE'VE GIVEN THE SAME MONEY TO THE SAME GROUPS OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

AND, AND THAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE, THE BEST THING TO DO.

UH, BUT, BUT I'M WONDERING, YOU KNOW, ARE WE CROWDING OUT ANY NEW MEMBERS OR ANY NEW PLAYERS IN THAT SPACE? UM, YOU KNOW, HOW DOES THAT LOOK? I, I COULD ANSWER THAT IF, IF, IF YOU WANT ME TO.

IT'S, IT'S, IT'S BASICALLY, YOU KNOW, WITH THE, WITH THE HOT FUNDS KIND OF GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, UM, IT PROVIDES A LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA, UM, AS THINGS STAY THAT WAY FOR, FOR ADDITIONAL REVENUE.

AND, AND SMALL DEGREE THAT, AND THAT'S A DISCUSSION THAT WE'VE HAD AMONGST OURSELVES IS, IS DO, DO WE SET ASIDE, OR, YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT'S A HARD PERCENTAGE OR JUST EARMARK KIND OF, YOU KNOW, A CERTAIN AMOUNT FOR ALLOWING A NEW GROUP OR ARTIST OR OR EVENT TO COME IN JUST TO, TO EARMARK THAT AS A, AS AN OPTION FOR PEOPLE TO COME IN AND, AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FUNDS.

AND I WILL SAY THAT THE COMMISSIONERS, IT WAS REALLY TOUGH FOR THEM THIS LAST SESSION.

I MEAN, THEY HAD 17 GROUPS.

FIVE WERE NEW APPLICANTS, AND THEY WANTED TO BE SUPPORTIVE, YOU KNOW, OF THE NEW APPLICANTS.

THEY WANTED TO GIVE THEM, THEY GAVE EVERYBODY AT LEAST A LITTLE SOMETHING.

UM, BUT THEN AGAIN, YOU KNOW, IT HELPS KIND OF, WHEN YOU HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF DOLLARS THAT YOU'RE DEALING WITH TO SUB-GRANT, THEN IT DOES IMPACT EVERYONE.

SO I THINK ULTIMATELY WE GOTTA FIGURE OUT A WAY TO EITHER GENERATE SOME ADDITIONAL REVENUES OR MAYBE THERE IS A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT GRANT PROGRAM WHERE, YOU KNOW, IF YOU ARE A NEW APPLICANT, YOU'RE AT A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OR THERE, THERE ARE A VARIETY OF WAYS THAT THAT COULD BE HANDLED WELL.

WE, UH, AS A COUNCIL, WE TACKLE THE SAME ISSUES WITH OUR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT EVERY YEAR.

AND WE HAVE ALL OF THE SAME PROBLEMS. YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T WANNA WATER IT DOWN THE ALLOCATIONS TOO MUCH, UH, BUT YOU, AND YOU ALSO WANT TO GO BACK TO SOMEBODY WHO'S PROVEN THEMSELVES, BUT YOU ALSO WANNA CYCLE IN SOME, SOME FRESH BLOOD, AS IT WERE.

UM, I, IS THERE ANYTHING, ARE THERE ANY RULES, LAWS, ARTIFACTS OF OLD POLICIES THAT WE HAVE THAT ARE GETTING IN THE WAY OF Y'ALL PROGRESSING AT ALL THAT COME TO MIND? WELL, I, I'M STILL LEARNING A LOT.

I'M JUST A LITTLE OVER THREE MONTHS HERE.

SO, UM, I, I WOULD SAY, UH, YOU KNOW, OUR, OUR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF THE FACILITIES, WE, WE DO NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.

I MEAN, WE'VE GOT SOME REALLY INCREDIBLE LEGACY GROUPS THAT HAVE DEFINED THE ARTS FOR GARLAND, MADE LOTS OF CONTRIBUTIONS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT IS HARD TO PROVIDE A LITTLE SPACE FOR SOME OF OUR NEWER GROUPS AS WELL TOO, AND ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE RESERVATION SYSTEM.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, I'LL CONTINUE, WE'LL WORK THROUGH IT AND, AND KEEP Y'ALL POSTED AND INVOLVED IN THAT PROCESS AS WELL AS OUR COMMISSION AND STAFF IN THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE.

WELL, NOT, NOT TO SPEAK FOR MY COLLEAGUES, BUT, UH, YOU KNOW, WE, WE'VE ALL INDIVIDUALLY MADE COMMITMENTS TO MAKE SURE THAT Y'ALL SUCCEED.

IF THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TO HELP YOU, PLEASE, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

UH, THERE'S NOT MUCH OF AN EGO OVER HERE, SO WE'RE HAPPY TO THROW OUT RULES THAT THEY DON'T WORK, YOU KNOW.

AWESOME.

APPRECIATE YOU GUYS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

VERY GOOD.

AND MAYOR PRO, TIM MORRIS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

UM, QUICK QUESTION ABOUT THE FACILITY FEES THAT YOU BROUGHT UP.

SO WE INCREASED RECENTLY FACILITY FEEDS IN SOME CASES.

SO WAS THAT COMMENT MOSTLY, ARE YOU LOOKING TO HAVE FACILITY FEES INCREASED MORE? SO WE ONLY INCREASED FOR THE ATRIUM, RIGHT.

AND PRIMARILY SATURDAY NIGHT.

I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT WE LOOK AT INCREASING FEES FOR THE GRANDVILLE AND FOR THE PLAZA, PROBABLY MORE ON OUR PRIVATE OR CORPORATE SIDE.

UM, AND THEN TWO FOR THAT SATURDAY NIGHT, YOU KNOW, WE, UM, I, I THINK THERE IS A ROOM, I THINK WE'RE UNDER MARKET.

UM, AND I THINK THERE IS ROOM FOR A SLIGHT INCREASE, BUT IT IS A BALANCE, YOU KNOW, KNOW WE DON'T WANNA OVERPRICE OR OVERBURDEN OUR GROUPS.

WE KNOW THAT THESE ARE FACILITIES THAT ARE DESIGNED FOR THE COMMUNITY AND WE WANT THEM USED.

SO, UH, BUT JUST I THINK THERE IS ROOM FOR A LITTLE BIT OF GROWTH ON OUR PERFORMANCE FACILITIES.

OKAY.

AND, AND I KNOW WE ALL APPRECIATE YOUR, UM, EXPERTISE IN THAT AREA, EYES ON FOR THAT.

AND, UH, CERTAINLY I WOULD SUPPORT US TAKING A LOOK AT THAT.

MY OTHER QUESTION IS ABOUT THE ARTS INCUBATOR.

UM, WHAT

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ARE YOU ENVISIONING AS FAR AS USING SPACE SPACES? WHERE CAN YOU ENLARGE ON THAT TAD? WELL, WHERE, WHERE WE HAVE SEEN THEM BE SUCCESSFUL IN OTHER COMMUNITIES, AND, YOU KNOW, THE, THE GOLD MARK WAS PRETTY INTERESTING.

IT WAS 64,000 SQUARE FEET OF ABANDONED KIND OF OFFICE SPACE DIVIDED UP INTO, I DON'T REMEMBER HOW MANY ARTISTS THEY HAD, TOTAL HUNDRED PLUS, BUT IN SIZES THAT RANGED ANYWHERE FROM PROBABLY LIKE, YOU KNOW, 200 SQUARE FEET TO ABOUT A THOUSAND SQUARE FEET.

AND YOU JUST, YOU'RE, IT'S PROVIDING THESE SPACES, THESE LITTLE MAKER SPACES FOR, FOR GROUPS OF PEOPLE TO GET TOGETHER.

IT'S AFFORDABLE.

THEY FEED OFF OF ONE ANOTHER.

BUT THERE'S SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS IN THESE PLACES WHERE IT BECOMES AN ATTRACTION.

THEY HAVE ART SHOWS, PEOPLE ARE COMING, THEY'RE FEEDING UP, OH, HEY, HAVE YOU BEEN DOWN TO THE CEDARS UNION TO SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING? IT'S, IT'S A REAL, UM, A SPECIAL WAY THAT WE COULD REVITALIZE OR REUSE A CERTAIN SPACE TO ADD SOMETHING THAT WOULD CREATE, I THINK, A SENSE OF VIBRANCY.

SO, AND I'LL ADD TO THAT.

SO IF THAT IS ONE OF OUR INTER INTERMEDIATE OR LONG TERM GOALS, CUZ IT WOULD TAKE SOME TIME TO IDENTIFY A SPACE.

SO I THINK IF THERE IS, YOU KNOW, THE GENERAL IDEA THAT THAT IS A, A, A GOAL FROM THE MASTER PLAN THAT IS WORTHY OF PURSUING, WE WOULD GO THROUGH, YOU KNOW, KIND OF THAT GO, GO SHOPPING FOR SOME PROPERTY.

SO THERE MIGHT BE EXISTING FACILITIES, THERE MIGHT BE, UH, THAT ARE ALREADY IN THE CITY INVENTORY.

THERE MIGHT BE OTHER PRIVATE FACILITIES THAT COULD BE UP FOR GRABS IN SOME CAPACITY.

SO THOSE EXACT DETAILS HAVEN'T BEEN WORKED OUT, BUT I THINK THE IDEA ITSELF IS, IS VERY WORTHWHILE TO EXPLORE JUST BECAUSE OF THE WAY SHE DESCRIBED JUST THE, THE ENERGY OF IT.

AND THE OTHER THING THAT THE MASTER PLAN TALKS ABOUT IS, AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES A GREAT JOB OF, OF SHOWING THOSE STUDENTS IN THE VISUAL PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM HOW TO MONETIZE THEIR SKILLS.

NOT JUST, HEY, THIS WAS A, A GREAT JOB ON YOUR PAINTING.

IT'S ACTUALLY HOW TO TURN THAT INTO A CAREER.

WELL, THESE INCUBATOR SPACES, WHEN THEY'RE AFFORDABLE EACH MONTH DO A REALLY GREAT JOB OF TEACHING THOSE KIDS HOW TO AND YOUNG ADULTS HOW TO MONETIZE AND, AND MAKE A CAREER OUT OF THEIR SKILL AND THEIR TALENT.

OKAY.

AND YEAH, I'M VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THE WHOLE, UM, INCUBATOR, UH, CONCEPT.

SO I WAS JUST MORE CURIOUS IF YOU ALREADY HAD IN YOUR MIND SPACES, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE, WELL MAYBE YOU DO AND YOU'RE NOT SAYING IT, BUT WE HAVE IDEAS AND WE'RE SHOPPING.

SO WHEN GOT IT, AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME, THOSE, THOSE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DISCUSSION.

BUT RIGHT NOW IT'S ALL DFAS.

OKAY.

WHAT THE APPROPRIATE TIME.

I'LL BE VERY EXCITED TO HEAR ABOUT IT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU MAYOR.

MM-HMM.

CONSIDERED, UM, HOW ARE YOUR REGULAR THEATER OCCUPANTS LIKE THE GARLAND CIVIC THEATER USING THE CULTURAL ARTS MASTER PLAN TO PROGRAM THEIR SEASONS? NOW? THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

SO, UM, AND WHEN I'M NOT SURE THAT I'M TOTALLY EQUIPPED TO ANSWER, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT, THAT EVERYONE HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE, THE PLAN, I KNOW THAT THERE ARE IDEAS AND THOUGHTS AND THE PLAN THAT ARE, ARE OUT THERE.

AND I, AND I'M SURE THAT THE GROUPS ARE, ARE, YOU KNOW, TAKING THIS IN.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE TALK ABOUT THE PLAN A LOT WITH THE ARTS COMMISSION.

UM, BUT, BUT THAT'S A, THAT'S A GREAT POINT.

I'D HAVE TO, TO UNDERSTAND A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT HOW ARE THEY USING THE INFORMATION FROM THE PLAN IN MAKING SELECTIONS FOR THEIR SHOWS.

SO IT, IT'S A GREAT QUESTION THAT I DON'T KNOW THAT WE HAVE A GREAT ANSWER FOR, HONESTLY, CUZ IT, IT IS A CHALLENGE.

UM, BUT I THINK THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, BETWEEN STAFF LEADERSHIP AND THE ARTS COMMISSION LEADERSHIP, UM, FOLKS WILL FOLLOW, OKAY.

I MEAN, IF THEY'RE RECEIVING MONEY FROM THE CULTURAL ART ARTS COMMISSION AND THEY'RE NOT FOLLOWING THAT PLAN IN SOME SPECIFIC WAY, THEN THAT SHOULD KIND OF AFFECT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT THEY GET ON A REGULAR BASIS IF, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE NOT IN ALIGNMENT WITH OUR PLAN.

SO IT'S JUST, I'M JUST CURIOUS ABOUT HOW YOU WOULD KIND OF LOOK AT THAT AND KIND OF REPORT IT BACK.

I THINK IT'S THE NEXT LITTLE FOR THAT'S A GREAT, THANK YOU.

OKAY.

CONSUMER MOORE.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

AND LET ME SAY, UH, JUST AS I BEGAN THAT, UH, THERE, THAT OLD THING THAT SAYS PLAN THE WORK AND THEN WORK THE PLAN, AND JUST BASED ON WHAT I'VE HEARD SO FAR, IT SEEMS THAT DEFINITELY YOU GUYS, THIS, UH, CULTURE, THE, UH, CULTURAL ARTS PLAN, IT, I THINK IS A VERY AWESOME PLAN THAT YOU, YOU'VE IMPLEMENTED.

AND MANY OF THE QUESTIONS AS I'M LISTENING, MANY OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I'M RECEIVING MAY BE A RESULT OF, UH, THE PLAN HAS GONE INTO PLACE, BUT WE ARE NOT NECESSARILY SEEING THE IMPLEMENTATION, UH, TAKING PLACE, BUT IT IS TAKING PLACE, BUT IT'S GONNA BE SLOW.

AND, UH, AMY, YOU'VE JUST GETTING HERE AND, UH, THAT'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE PART OF, UH, ASSURING AND MAKING SURE THAT, UH, THE PLAN, UH, IS IMPLEMENTED AS IT SHOULD BE.

AT THE SAME TIME, OF COURSE, THERE ARE STILL QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY.

UH, AND MY JOB IS TO TRY TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS.

FOR EXAMPLE, UH, WHY ARE THE AFFILIATES THE ONLY GROUPS THAT

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SAW AN ELECTION INCREASE IN FUNDING AND WILL OTHER GROUPS SEE INCREASES NEXT YEAR? IN OTHER WORDS, YOU WERE SAYING THAT, YOU KNOW, THE 2022 OF APPLICANTS, YES, THERE ARE A MUCH OF AN INCREASE THERE.

WHAT'S, IS IT POSSIBLE TO, TO GO BACK TO THE PRESENTATION, TO, YOU'RE JUST STILL THERE.

THERE, OKAY.

YEAH, HE'S THERE.

OKAY.

AND, AND I'M SORRY.

PLEASE, PLEASE REPEAT THE QUESTION, SIR.

WHAT IS HAPPENING THAT IS CAUSING MORE APPLICANTS OR MORE APPLICATIONS IN THIS PARTICULAR ELECTION GROUP THAN THERE ARE IN OTHERS? I GUESS THAT'S THE QUESTION FROM, FROM OTHER YEARS.

YES.

WELL, UM, I, I THINK THE PLAN HAS BEEN IN PLACE.

UM, THERE WERE RELATIONSHIPS MADE PRIOR TO MY ARRIVAL, UH, THAT ENCOURAGED, UH, MORE APPLICATIONS AND THEN WE PUT THE WORD OUT MORE.

I MEAN, WE SAID, YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING THAT I WAS HEARING FROM OUR MANAGEMENT AND FROM LEADERS, UM, WAS HOW CAN WE MAKE A GREATER IMPACT IN ARTS PROGRAMMING? AND SO A GREATER IMPACT WOULD BE HAVING MORE INVOLVEMENT.

SO WE SAID, HEY, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A REALLY TERRIFIC, UM, CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE GRANTS AVAILABLE, PLEASE APPLY.

YOU KNOW, TAKE A LOOK AT OUR PROGRAMS. YOU KNOW, WE REACHED OUT EVEN TOO, TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS NORTH TEXAS.

I, I THINK, BUT TIMING IS CRITICAL.

WHEN YOU HAVE A GROUP LIKE, UM, CARIA THEATER IN DALLAS, THEY PLAN THEIR SEASON IN THE SPRINGTIME FOR THE NEXT YEAR WHEN AMY EMAILS THEM IN THE SUMMER AND SAYS, HEY, GARLAND HAS A GRANT FOR YOU TO COME TO OUR SPACES, IT'S TOO LATE.

BUT, SO I'M HOPING THAT FOR NEXT YEAR, YOU KNOW, EVEN SOME OF THE WORK THAT WE'VE DONE TO REACH OUT TO OTHER GROUPS THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTED TO COME TO GARLAND, YOU KNOW, THAT THEY'LL HAVE A BETTER IDEA.

WE'LL HAVE OUR, OUR SCHEDULES OUT FARTHER IN ADVANCED.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE'LL BE ABLE TO, TO GET THE TIMELINES ALIGNED A LITTLE BIT MORE.

BUT AGAIN, WE, WE DID, THERE WERE EFFORTS MADE PRIOR TO MY ARRIVAL AND EFFORTS THAT, YOU KNOW, MY TEAM THAT WE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT OUR GRANT APPLICATIONS, SHE'S BEING MODEST.

I THINK THAT THE, THE PRIMARY THING THAT I'M, I'M HEARING IS, AND, AND I'VE SAID THIS BEFORE, I BELIEVE THAT OUR, OUR, OUR, OUR CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION AND NEW PRESENTATIONS WE'RE SECOND TO NONE.

I MEAN, AS FAR AS, UH, TAKES PLACE, I'VE, I'VE GONE TO CULTURAL ARTS IN OTHER CITIES, I'VE SEEN PLAYS IN ORCHESTRAS AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

I JUST THINK THAT WE HAVE MUCH TO OFFER AT THE SAME TIME.

IT SEEMS OFTENTIMES THAT PEOPLE ARE CONCERNING THOUGH, UH, THAT IT'S THE SAME THING THOUGH, OR THE SAME GENRES.

WHAT CAN WE DO NOW? I HEAR YOU SAYING, YES, WE'RE GOING TO OTHER GROUPS, BUT WHAT ARE WE DOING TO BE PROACTIVE ABOUT THAT OTHER THAN A LETTER? DO YOU THINK THAT MAYBE, UM, PERSONAL APPEARANCES, MAYBE, UH, WE, WE ASK THESE QUESTIONS WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, WE ASK THESE QUESTIONS WITH THE, UH, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU THINK THAT WE MAY BE ABLE TO DO TO ATTRACT MORE DIVERSITY? WELL, I, I THINK OUR INVOLVEMENT WITH BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

I THINK THAT THAT WILL SHOW, HEY, LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE IN GARLAND.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S, THAT'S A GREAT RELATIONSHIP.

UM, THAT WILL INCREASE AWARENESS OF WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR FACILITIES AND OUR, OUR PROGRAMS AND OUR GRANTS AVAILABLE.

YOU KNOW, WE DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO DECIDE WHAT SHOWS, THE GROUPS THAT WE FUND PRODUCE.

THOSE ARE, THOSE DECISIONS ARE MADE BY THE ORGANIZATIONS.

THEY'RE, THEY'RE TRYING TO, UH, UM, YOU KNOW, USE THEIR BUDGETS, USE THEIR BEST RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO MAKE THE DECISIONS ABOUT WHAT TO PRODUCE.

UM, BUT WE CAN CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE THE PLAN.

I, I THINK THERE, THERE WAS A GREAT COMMENT ABOUT ASKING HOW CAN WE MAKE SURE THAT OUR GROUPS ARE BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR, YOU KNOW, OR, OR USING THE PLAN AS A RESOURCE.

UM, BUT THEN, YOU KNOW, WE'RE A RENTAL FACILITY.

THESE ARE ALL RENTALS.

THESE ARE NOT THE CITY OF GARLAND PRODUCING THIS MATERIAL.

BUT THANKS TO ANDY AND TO THANKS TO SOME CREATIVE THINKING ABOUT SOME CREATIVE, UM, FUNDS, WE'LL HOPEFULLY DIP OR TOE INTO PRODUCING A FEW THINGS THAT PROVIDE, UH, RESIDENTS WITH DIVERSE PROGRAMS. THE MAPLE STA, THE MAVE STAPLES, THE P KING ACROBATS.

THOSE WILL BE PROGRAMS THAT WE WILL PRODUCE.

SO, AND, AND I'LL ADD TO THAT, AND THAT'S KIND OF WHY WE WENT THROUGH A LITTLE BIT OF DETAIL ON THE HISTORY, BECAUSE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A STRUCTURE THAT'S BEEN IN PLACE FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

SO THE TWO MOST DIFFICULT, UM, CHALLENGES FOR US ARE, AS SHE MENTIONED, FINANCE, FINANCES, AND THE SCHEDULE WHEN THE BUILDING IS BOOKED QUITE SOME TIME IN ADVANCE, FINDING SPACES TO FREE UP IN THE, IN THE CALENDAR IS VERY CHALLENGING.

SO IT TAKES TIME AND IT TAKES, UM, AN ALTERNATE PLAN FOR THOSE LEGACY GROUPS OR ANY OTHER GROUPS THAT,

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UH, ARE COUNTING ON A FACILITY FOR X AMOUNT OF SPACE.

SO TRYING TO SHOEHORN ANOTHER PRODUCTION IN IS QUITE THE CHALLENGE.

UM, WE DO HAVE KIND OF AN INTERIM FUNDING OPERATION OR A, A MECHANISM IN PLACE THAT WAS APPROVED IN THIS YEAR'S BUDGET, UM, THROUGH THE PERFORMANCE FUND.

SO THAT GIVES US A LITTLE BIT OF SEED MONEY THAT WE, THAT WE'VE DONE NOW OUR THIRD PRODUCTION AND JUST LAST SEVERAL MONTHS.

SO THE, THE, THE SEEDS ARE PLANTED AND THE THINGS ARE GOING IN THAT DIRECTION, IT JUST TAKES A LITTLE BIT OF TIME BECAUSE OF THOSE, THOSE TWO ISSUES.

WE HAVE A LOT ON OUR PLATE TONIGHT AND, UH, I'M NOT GOING TO CONTINUE TO PURSUE THE QUESTIONING.

UM, UH, THERE ARE OTHER QUESTIONS THAT I HAVE, BUT I WANT TO SAY THIS, IT'S GOOD TO KNOW THOUGH, THAT YOU'RE VERY CONSCIOUS, UH, YOU'RE VERY AWARE BOTH SOME OF THE CONCERNS AND THAT YOU ARE PURSUING, UH, UM, MAKING THE PROGRAM AND MEET SOME OF THE EXPECTATIONS THAT WE HAVE.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

VERY GOOD.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? I WOULD JUST SAY, UH, I, I DEFINITELY THINK WE ARE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

UM, YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN IN AND AROUND THE PERFORMING ARTS IN THE CITY FOR A WHILE AND, AND WHAT I'VE SEEN THIS SUMMER, UM, IS, IS REALLY START, IT'S KIND OF PUSHING THE, PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES FOR US AND, AND OUR CAPABILITIES, BUT WE ARE RESPONDING VERY WELL.

UM, AND AMY, I KNOW YOU ARE STILL STILL VERY NEW HERE IN, IN LEARNING THE CITY AND THE PEOPLE AND THE PLACES AND ALL THAT, BUT I'VE APPRECIATED SEEING YOU OUT AT THESE EVENTS AROUND THE CITY, NOT EXPECTING THE CITY TO COME TO YOU, UM, AT, AT THE THEATER.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

I THINK THAT'S A HUGE, HUGE STEP FORWARD.

AND ALSO ONE OF YOUR COMMISSIONERS AND I HAVE SPENT MANY A SWEATY, UH, EVENING WATCHING MUSIC OUTSIDE HERE DOWNTOWN FRIDAY.

YES.

IT'S VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU, SIR.

AND I APPRECIATE, I APPRECIATE YOU SUPPORTING THE ARCH YOU SUPPORT.

ABSOLUTELY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, COUNSEL.

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