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[A. CALL TO ORDER]

[00:01:16]

>> SO I INVITE YOU TO JOIN ME IN A SILENT PRAYER AS YOU MAY CHOOSE. THIS EVENING I WOULD LIKE THIS MOMENT OF SILENCE TO HONOR THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MAYOR RALEIGH MCCOY. THANK YOU.

SEATING IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ALLOWED LIMITED TO ALLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING. AND THERE'S STILL MANY RESIDENT THIS IS A HIGH RISK POPULATION. FOR THOSE REASONS WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO ALLOW CITIZEN PARTICIPATION THROUGH VIDEO CONFERENCING. TO LEARN ABOUT THE WAYS YOU CAN WATCH THE MEETING AND PARTICIPATE REMOTELY, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO VISIT WWW.VICTORIATX.ORG.

/TALK TO COUNCIL. OR.GOV I AM SORRY.

THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS FOR HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE TONIGHT.

RANGING FROM WATCHING ON T.V. OR SPEAKING TO CITIZENS COMMENTS THROUGH SYMPTOM. ANNOUNCEMENTS.

[1. Announcements/Reminders:]

>> GOOD EVENING. A COUPLE OF ANNOUNCEMENTS.

THE FIRST ONE I WANT TO REMIND COUNCIL THAT ON FRIDAY MARCH 26TH WE WE WILL BE HAVING A QUARTERLY WORKSHOP.

IT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE E.T.C. AND I WILL SEND A REQUEST FOR ITEMS FROM COUNCIL THIS WEEK. SO WE ARE INCORPORATING ITEMS COMPONENT TO THE WORKSHOPS MOVING FORWARD.

AND TO BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THOSE COMMUNICATIONS.

SECOND. IT WANT TO ASK THOMAS TO COME UP AND PROVIDE BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENTS RELATED TO THE TRANSITION THAT HAS OCCURRED AND THE PROCESS THAT HE WE WILL UNDERTAKE.

>> GOOD EVENING MAYOR PRO TEM AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

THAT HAVE BEEN QUESTIONS THAT HAVE ARISED SURROUNDING THE MAYORAL SUCCESSION. YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE AN ITEM ON THE AGENDA TONIGHT TO CALL FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION TO REPLACE RALEIGH MCCOY. BUT I KNOW THERE ARE ALSO QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN MANY THE MEANTIME.

I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THOSE, I HAVE PUT TOGETHER A POWER POINT PRESENTATION SOLELY TO PUT THE WORDS FROM THE CHARTER DIRECTLY ON THE SCREEN SO YOU CAN SEE WHERE THIS COMES FROMMEN OUR CHARTER DOES COVER WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF A MAYORAL VACANCY. IF YOU ALLOW ME TO FOCUS THIS.

IN THE CASE OF THE KAY VANSY BY THE MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL SHALL ORDER AN ELECTION TO FILL SUCH VACANCY.

THAT IS ITEM C. 1 ON THE AGENDA. THE CITY SECRETARY WILL PRESENT

THAT MOMENTARILY. >> IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE CHARTER COVERS HOW WE HANDLE THE PERIOD BETWEEN NOW WHEN THE VACANCY WAS CREATED WITH HIS PASSING AND THE EVENTUAL ELECTION. AND IN ARTICLE TWO SECTION SIX, WHAT IT SAYS IS THAT IN THE CASE OF THE DEATH RESIGNATION OR PERMANENT DISABILITY OF THE MAYOR, THE MAYOR PRO TEM SHALL ACT AS MAYOR. UNDER THE OFFICIAL TITLE OF MAYOR PRO TEM UNTIL A MAYOR IS ELECTRICKED.

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WHICH SOME PEOPLE MAY BE THINKING THAT THE MAYOR PRO TEM ASENDS TO THE OFFICE OF MAYOR. JUST AS THE VICE PRESIDENT WOULD. BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE.

UNDER OUR CHARTER THE MAYOR PRO TEM PERFORMS ALL DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF MAYOR, BUT SHE RETAINS THE TITLE OF MAYOR PRO TEM.

TONIGHT SHE WILL HANDLE ORDINARY BUSINESS, BUT SHE WILL RETAIN THE TITLE AFTER MAYOR PRO TEM. LOOKING FORWARD, AS A WAY OF MACKING EXPECTATIONS, I WANT TO BE SURE ALSO TO POINT OUT THAT THIS SAME SECTION OF ARTICLE 2, SECTION 6, TALKS ABOUT THE ELECTION OF THE MAYOR PRO TEM AND HOW LONG SHE HOLDS OFFICE.

BECAUSE IT WON'T BE AUTOMATICALLY UNTIL THE MAYOR IS REPLACED. AFTER ELECTION OF ITS MEMBERS THE CITY COUNCIL SHALL ELECT ONE COUNCIL MEMBER AS MAYOR PRO TEM, WHO SHALL HOLD THE TITLE AND OFFICE UNTIL THE EX-PER RATION OF TERM FOR WHICH ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBER.

COUNCIL MEMBER A LEASE IS OUR MAYOR PRO TEM, AND HER CURRENT TERM OF OFFICE IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE ON MAY 1ST.

SC.SO THAT MEANS ON OUR FIRST REGULAR MEETING AFTER MAY 1, COUNCIL WILL ELECT A MAYOR PRO TEM, WHO WILL SERVE THE REMAINDER OF THE TIME UNTIL OUR MAYOR IS SWORN INTO OFFICE.

OUR NEXT MAYOR IS SWORN INTO OFFICE.

AND SO I DON'T WANT ANYONE TO MISTAKENLY ASSUME THAT MAYOR PRO TEM WILL BE MAYOR UNTIL SUCH TIME.

THERE WILL BE A POINT IN TIME IN MAY, WHERE COUNCIL WILL NEED TO SELECT A NEW MAYOR PRO TEM. THERE IS NOT A TERM LIMIT APPLIED TO MAYOR PRO TEMS. THEY CAN BE RE-ELECTED.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU. SO THE WAY I READ THIS, IS THAT WE WOULD ELECT A MAYOR PRO TEM IN MAY.

AND THEN AGAIN AFTER THE JULY 3RD MEETING?

>> NO. >> THE WAY I READ IT IS THAT WHOEVER WE ELECT AS MAYOR PRO TEM IN MAY.

HOLDS THAT OFFICE UNTIL THE EX-PER RATION OF THE TERM FUR WHICH THEY WERE ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBER.

SO FOR EXAMPLE. IF SHE WERE ELECTED AGAIN, SHE WOULD SERVE THREE YEARS AS MAYOR PRO TEM, UNTIL THE END OF THAT

TERM AS COUNCIL MEMBER. >> SO THE LAST SENTENCE BEARING

MORE HEAVILY THAN THE FIRST. >> CORRECT.

AND WE HAVE INTERPRETED THAT IN THE PAST.

THERE WERE QUESTIONS THAT CAME UP, FOR EXAMPLE, I BELIEVE IT WAS DAVID HAGAN. I AM NOT SURE.

WHERE HE CONTINUED ON IN OFFICE, OF COURSE, BUT HIS TERM AS MAYOR PRO TEM WAS SHORTENED TO NEARLY THE TIME THAT HE HAD REMAINING ON HIS OFFICE. SO WE CONSISTENTLY APPLIED THAT

IN THE PAST. >> I THOUGHT THAT WE HAD GENERALLY ELECT A MAYOR PRO TEM WHENEVER THERE'S A CHANGE IN MEMBERSHIP OF THE COUNCIL? READING AGAIN AS YOU SAID THE

FIRST SENTENCE WITH MORE WEIGHT. >> AGREES.

AND IT IS A COMMON MISUNDERSTANDING.

BUT IT HAS BEEN OUR PRACTICE THAT WHOEVER THE ELECTED MAYOR PRO TEM, SERVED UNTIL THE END OF THEIR TERM.

WHAT THAT MAKES CONFUSING IS THAT MAY BE ONE YEAR, IT MIGHT BE TWO YEARS. IN THE CASE OF RESIGNATION, DEATH, OR DISABILITY OF. THIS SAME SECTION THAT I AM TAKE LANGUAGE FROM, EARLIER IN THE SAME PARAGRAPH TALKS ABOUT DECLINING TO SERVE. AND SO I THINK THAT THE CHARTER IS ATTEMPTING TO ADDRESS A SITUATIONS WHERE SOMEONE GETS ELECTED AND THEN DOESN'T TAKE THE SEAT.

IN THAT PLACE, THE CHARTER SUCCESSION PLAN KICKS IN.

BUT I THINK -- EVEN THOUGH IT DOESN'T SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS MAYOR PRO TEM, I THINK WE WOULD APPLY THAT THE SAME WAY TO MAYOR

PRO TEM IF THAT WERE THE CASE. >> BECAUSE MAYOR PRO TEM IS A COUNCIL MEMBER. ABE OTHER QUESTIONS? I KNOW THIS HAS BEEN A VERY SUDDEN EXPERIENCE.

AND THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS ON PEOPLE'S MINDS.

SO I DON'T MIND ANSWERING ANY THAT MAY COME UP.

THANK YOU. >> THOSE ARE ALL THE

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THIS EVENING. >> DO WE HAVE ANY CITIZENS WISHING TO SPEAK THROUGH VIDEO CONFERENCE.

[a. Proclamation for Annual Public Transportation Appreciation Day. Joseph...]

>> MAYOR PRO TEM, THE NEXT ITEM IS THE PUBLIC AND EMPLOYEE

RECOGNITION SECTION. >> SORRY.

TOP OF PAGE TWO. PROCLAMATIONS.

APRIL WILL READ THE TEXT OF THE PROCLAMATION.

FOR ANNUAL PROCLAMATION FOR ANNUAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION DAY. COMMITTED TO PROVIDE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES SINCE NOVEMBER 1986, AND PROVIDES MULTIPLE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES.

AND OPERATES A SMALL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE WHEREAS PUBLIC CREATES ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY UX FACILITATES ACCESS TO JOBS AND HEALTH CARE, AND MAKES EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES. BECAUSE OF THE MANY IMPORTANT CONTRADICTIONS. VICTORIA TRANSIT AND OUR TRANSIT SERVICES HAS MADE TO THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGION.

THEY ARE DESERVING OF A SPECIAL RECOGNITION, AND NOW THEREFORE I, JOSEPHINE E. SOLIZ DESIGNATE MARCH 18, 2021, AS ANNUAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION APPRECIATION DAY. THE VALUE OF REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND HOW SEARCH THESE SERVICES ARE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

FEEL FREE TO SAY A FEW WORDS IF YOU WOULD LIKE.

>> I AM GOING TO REFER THE MIKE OVER TO OUR OPERATIONS MANAGER.

>> I PROMISE -- THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULES. SOMETIMES FEEL UNDERACKNOWLEDGED. SECOND, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN INTRODUCTION TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT COULDN'T MAKE IT HERE TODAY. THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AS WELL AS SOME INDIVIDUALS BACK HERE.

WE HAVE OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MICHAEL.

WE HAVE SOME FLEET TECHNICIANS, OUR BUS OPERATOR.

ONE OF OUR FLEET SUPERVISORS. AND OUR TRANSPORTATION SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES. ALL OF WHICH HELP US DO WHAT WE DO EVERY DAY. AS LISA SAID, MY NAME IS ANY LA MOYA. ALL SECTIONS OF TRANSPORTATION ARE REPRESENTED HERE TODAY TO CELEBRATE THE MAYORAL PROCLAMATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION APPRECIATION DAY.

ALTHOUGH ALL 61 EMPLOYEES COULD NOT BE PRESENT, WE WILL MAKE SURE THE PROCLAMATION SIGNED HERE TODAY.

IT WILL BE A SYMBOL OF YOUR APPRECIATION AS WELL AS THE CITY OF VICTORIA'S RECOGNITION OF THE SERVICE THAT OUR EMPLOYEES PROVIDE. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO SERVE, AND THANKFUL FOR YOUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.

>> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

[3. Items from Council:]

ON THE AGENDA, FOR WHICH MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST FACTUAL INFORMATION, THE RECITATION OF EXISTING POLICY OR REPLACEMENT ON FURTHER AGENDA?

>> I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO PUT ON A FUTURE AGENDA, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

DAVID GONZALES AND HIS TEAM. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND ALL THE MANY MANY VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE PUT FORTH GREAT EFFORTS FOR THE COVID VACCINE CLINIC ROLL OUT. HAPPY TO SEE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE THAT HAVE GONE THROUGH THERE, AND IN MY OFFICE THEY HAVE EXPRESSED GREAT APPRECIATION FOR HOW SMOOTH, HOW SUCCESSFUL AND EFFICIENT THE CLINIC HAS RUN DESPITE THE NUMBERS.

SO I WANTED TO PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE GREAT WORK THEY ARE DOING IN GETTING THIS VACCINE ROLL OUT.

SO GREAT JOB. >> ABSOLUTELY.

AND I CAN ADD, I.T. HAS BEEN HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS.

THEY EVEN HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING SURVEYS OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP ONLINE, GONE THROUGH THE CLINIC, AND SOME OF THOSE

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COMMENTS ARE PRETTY GREAT. WE HAVE RECEIVED COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE THAT THE PROCESS WAS AS SMOOTH AS THE CHICK-FIL-A DRIVE THROUGH.

>> AND AS SMOOTH AS DISNEYLAND. SO TAKE IT AT FACE VALUE, THOSE ARE A FEW COM COMMENTS THAT HAVE STOOD OUT TO US.

>> THANK YOU. GREAT JOB.

>> I HAVE HEARD SOME COME AS FAR AS UP NORTH.

MY NEPHEW CAME FROM HOUSTON, BECAUSE VICTORIA HAS IT ALL TOGETHER. SO THOSE ARE GOOD COMMENTS.

>> ABSOLUTELY. WE HAD A COUPLE FROM TORONTO, THEY WERE REFERRED TO FROM A COUPLE OUT OF AUSTIN.

THE FRIENDS IN AUSTIN, DON'T GO TO HOUSTON, GO TO VICTORIA, AND THEY WERE HAPPY THEY CAME. AND I HOPE THEY BOUGHT FOOD OR

SOMETHING WHILE THEY WERE HERE. >> THEY HAD TO HAVE STAYED HERE.

SO WE APPRECIATE THAT. WELL, THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR PRO TEM, JUST THE FACT THAT I AM CALLING ON YOU AND ASKING YOU THE RUN THE MEETING TODAY, I BELIEF OUR HEARTS ARE ALL CHEVY. I JUST DON'T THINK ANY OF US FEEL LIKE WE CAN SPEAK OR TRULY PAY TRIBUTE TO MAYOR MCCOY.

AND I KNOW WE WILL ALL MISS HIM. I AM SURE OTHERS HAVE THINGS THEY WOULD LIKE TO SAY AND PERHAPS WILL.

BUT WE JUST HAVE A GREAT LEADER HA HAS PUT US ON A PATH.

AND I AM GLAD FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, AND FOR THE TIME THAT WE ALL WORK TOGETHER. AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT

WE DO IN THE FUTURE. >> APPRECIATE THAT.

I THINK WE ALL FEEL THE SAME WAY.

HE BROUGHT US TOGETHER AND TOGETHER WE WILL CARRY HIS LEGACY, HIS MEMORY FORWARD. THAT'S OUR PROMISE TO THE PEOPLE OF VICTORIA. CITIZENS COMMUNICATION.

[4. Citizen Communication:]

CITIZENS COMMUNICATION MAY BE DONE EITHER IN PERSON OR THROUGH VIDEO CONFERENCING. WE WOULD ENCOURAGE ANYONE WHO HAS ANY RECENT EXPOSURE, ARE THOSE THAT MAY BE IN HIGH RISK POPULATION GROUPS. COMMENTS WILL BE LIMIT TODAY FIVE MINUTES IN DURATION, AND WILL BE RECEIVED FOR AUDIO ONLY.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SILENCE ALL CELL PHONES TELEVISIONS OR OTHER BACKGROUND NOISE, SO THAT WE CAN HEAR YOUR COMMENTS CLEARLY.

CITY STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE TO FOLLOW UP AS NECESSARY.

WE DO HAVE A COUPLE OF COMMENT CARDS.

HAVE MICHAEL. >> I AM SORRY MICHAEL.

>> THAT'S WHAT I LIKED ABOUT MRE THAT COULD PRONOUNCE MY NAME.

>> I WILL PRACTICE. >> I DON'T THINK YOU CAN REPLACE

HIM. >> KNOW.

NO. HI -- MAYOR PRO TEM AND CITY COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER. JUST MY CONDOLENCES TO MAYOR MCCOY, WHAT I LIKE ABOUT HIM, HOW HE GOT INVOLVED WITH THE COVID-19 SCENARIO. HE IS AN ARCHITECT, SO HE DIDN'T HAVE A MEDICAL BACKGROUND. BUT HE DID JUST AS GOOD A JOB AS DR. MCNEAL, AND DAVID GONZALES AND EVERYTHING HELPING US MAKE IT THROUGH THIS. AND I WANTED TO THANK THE CHIEF OF POLICE, AND THE DETECTIVES, AND EVERYONE ELSE FOR HELPING IN THE TRAILER PARK. THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF DRUG TRAFFICKING THERE AND THEY MADE A MAJOR ARREST, AND THEY BONDED OUT. BUT ANYWAY, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK CODE ENFORCEMENT. THE OWNER OF THE TRAILER PARK AND THE MANAGER, THEY CHOOSE NOT TO GET INVOLVED.

CODE ENFORCEMENT IS THE ONE GETTING INVOLVED.

ON TRAILER NUMBER 19, WE HAVE THREE MATTRESSES.

TWO T.V.S. MICROWAVES.

WE'VE GOT ICEBOXES AND STUFF. IT LOOKS LIKE A CITY DUTCH.

AND I APPRECIATE CODE ENFORCEMENT GETTING INVOLVED WITH IT. WHAT THEY DO IS THEY FAX THE OWNER OF THE TRAILER, HE WON'T GIVE US HIS ADDRESS.

BECAUSE HE CHOOSES NOT TO GET INVOLVED.

SO CODE ENFORCEMENT HAS TO GET INVOLVED.

AND JUST WANTED TO THANK EVERYTHING.

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AND THE COVID-19 YOU CAN GET IT IF YOU ARE A VETERAN IN KERRVILLE, IN VICTORIA NOW, AND SAN ANTONIO.

I GOT MY FIRST TEST AND MY SECOND ONE I GET MONDAY.

AND THEY GOT A LOT OF OPENINGS IN VICTORIA TOO.

YOU REGISTER ONLINE AND I THINK THEY CALL YOU THIS TIME.

>> YOU TOO, MICHAEL, THANK YOU. >> DALE FOLLOW.

GOOD EVENING. MADAME MAYOR PRO TEM.

COUNCIL MEMBERS. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT WITH YOU. I AM PRESIDENT OF THE VICTORIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT AN AGENDA ITEM YOU HAVE COMING UP.

YOU WILL HEAR A MUCH BETTER WELL PREPARED PRESENTATION ON THE ITEM OF THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET ATTEMPT TO ELIMINATE THE VICTORIA STATISTICAL AREA THROUGH THEIR RULE CHANGING.

AND OBVIOUSLY, THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL LOSS IF THAT HAPPENS. AND I THINK YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT THAT MORE IN A MOMENT. BUT FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE FROM THE FOLKS OUT THERE TRYING TO MARKET OUR COMMUNITY UX THIS IS ONE MORE THING THAT MAKES IT DIFFICULT, OR MAKES IT MORE DIFFICULT TO MARKET OUR AREA. IN FACT, THOSE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE WON'T SHOW UP FOR WHEN FOLKS ARE SEARCHING ACROSS THE UNITED STATES FOR MSAS THAT THEY MIGHT WANT TO TAKE THEIR BUSINESS TO, WE JUST WON'T BE THERE.

SOME WOULD ASK WELL HOW WOULD WE KNOW IF WE MISTHESE OPPORTUNITIES. WE WON'T NECESSARILY KNOW.

AND LIT HAVE AN IMPACT ON THIS. I DO KNOW -- I KNOW MANY PEOPLE HERE IN THE COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS OUR OFFICE HAVE SENT OUT OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR MEMBERS TO GET INVOLVED AND MAKE PUBLIC COMMENT. AND I WOULD CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE ANYONE WHO IS VIEWING YOUR MEETING TONIGHT TO GET INVOLVED AND MAKE THEIR COMMENTS KNOWN. I HAVE HEARD IN OUR CONGRESSMAN'S OFFICE TODAY, AND OBVIOUSLY THOSE GENTLEMAN ARE ALSO OPPOSED TO THIS RULING AND I APPRECIATE Y'ALL CONSIDERING BEING OPPOSED TO THIS RULING AS WELL.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

>> . >> WE DON'T HAVE ANYBODY ON VIDEO CONFERENCE. ITEMS WITH PUBLIC HEARING.

[1. An ordinance calling the Special Election on July 3, 2021 for Mayor of...]

>> MADAME, THIS IS AN ORDINANCE CALLING THE SPECIAL ELECTION ON JULY 3RD, 2021, FOR MAYOR OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA.

>> I WILL READ IT IN SPANISH MUCH LOWER THAN I DID LAST TIME.

DUE TO THE PASSING OF MAYOR MCCOY, THE CITY MUST ORDER AN ELECTION TO FILL THE VACANCY OF AN UNEXPIRED TERM.

ARTICLE 11 SECTION 11 C. OF THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION REQUIRES THAT THE ELECTION BE HELD WITHIN 120 DAYS AFTER THE VACANCY OCCURRED.

STAFF RECOMMENDS ORDER THE ELECTION FOR SATURDAY JULY 3RD, WHICH FALLS WITHIN THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION. IF CALLED, CANDIDATES MAY FILE FOR A PLACE ON THE BALLOT IMMEDIATELY, AND THE FILING PERIOD WOULD END ON MONDAY MAY 3RD, AT 5:00 P.M.

THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD WOULD BE LONGER THAN USUAL.

BEING HELD FROM JUNE 16ING TO JULY 29TH.

THE VICTORIA COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR WOULD ADMINISTER AND THIS IS BEING PRESENTED TO YOU AS AN EMERGENCY READING.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? >> CAN YOU REPEAT AGAIN THE DATES OF THE I THOUGHT YOU SAID JUNE THE 16ING AND JULY THE

29TH? >> IT IS JUNE 16TH TO

JUNE 29TH. >> OKAY.

>> SO IT IS ABOUT FIVE DAYS LONGER THAN THE NORMAL EARLY VOTING PERIOD. 17 DAYS VERSES 12.

AND THAT'S BECAUSE IT IS NOT HELD ON A UNIFORM ELECTION DATE.

>> SO WE WOULD HAVE 17 DAYS. >> OF EARLY VOTING.

>> OKAY. >> DID YOU SAY THEY COULD START

REGISTERING IMMEDIATELY? >> IMMEDIATELY, YES, MA'AM.

>> SO SOMETHING I READ OF A DATE IN APRIL IS NOT THE CASE?

>> NO, MA'AM. IT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY.

I DO HAVE PACKETS READY IN MY OFFICE, AND IT WILL BE POSTED

ONLINE TOMORROW. >> WE ORIGINALLY HAD A DATE IN APRIL, BASED OFF OF JUST TRADITIONAL CALENDARS.

BUT IN CONFERRING WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE, THEY MADE SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO WHAT WE HAD ORIGINALLY PUT TOGETHER SO ONE OF THOSE WAS ONE MATERIALLY VOTING, SECOND, THE

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FACT THAT FOLKS WITH START SIGNING UP IMMEDIATELY.

>> AND THE REASON FOR THAT, MS. SCOTT, IS THAT THIS ELECTION IS NOT ON A UNIFORM DATE. THAT IS THE EXPLANATION FROM THE

SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE. >> WHICH IS THE FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY, AND THE FIRST THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER.

THOSE ARE UNIFORM ELECTIONS. >> SO THE SKY IS THE LIMIT, HUH? WE ARE MAKING IT UP -- WE'RE NOT.

THE SECRETARY OF STATE. >> THERE ARE REGULATIONS WITHIN THE STATE LAW. THEY ARE VERY COMPLICATED AND DEPEND ON EXACTLY WHICH DAY YOU CALL THE ELECTION, SO THAT'S WHY WE DID ASK FOR CONFIRMATION ON THE DATES.

IT ONLY CHANGED THE BEGINNING DATE.

THE LAST DAY IS MAY 3RD. WHICH IS IS IN THE SCHEDULE THAT WE HAD SHARED. THAT DOESN'T CHANGE.

>> IT IS NORMALLY RIGHT AT A MONTH LONG, A FILING PERIOD, SO

IT MAKES IT LONGER. >> AT THIS TIME, WE WILL OPEN UP THE PUBLIC HEARING. IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM, PLEASE USE THE RAISE YOUR HAND FEATURE ON THE ZOOM.

OR SUBMIT A COMMENT CARD TO THE CITY STAFF.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENT CARDS TO THIS ITEM.

I MOVE WE ADOPT ITEM C. 1. >> SECOND IT.

>> ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. >> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES.

[D. Consent Agenda:]

CONSENT AGENDA, APRIL WILL READ THE ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

>> ITEM D. 1 IS THE ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 2 MEETING. ITEM D. 2 IS A RESOLUTION APPROVING TO CLOSE AND ABANDON A PORTION OF STOLZ STREET FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING A SIGNALIZED INTERSECTION AT HOUSTON HIGHWAY 59, BUSINESS AND STOLZ AZALEA STREET, AND APPROVE MUTUAL CONTRIBUTION AND AID OF CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT FOR THE PROJECT. APPROVING A VARIANCE TO 21-82 A 2 FOR A PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1012 JULIUS STREET IN ORDER TO PLAT THE PROPERTY INTO A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL LOT.

ITEM D. 4 IS A RESOLUTION APPROVING A VARIANCE TO SECTION 2182 FOR A PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4408 ANSWERLEMAN ROAD.

OF THE VICTORIA CITY CODE AS IT PERTAINS TO THE CITY'S JUVENILE CURFEW. AND THIS IS THE SECOND AND THIRD READING OF THAT ITEM. ITEM D. 6 IS A RESOLUTION AWARDING THE H.S.P. TO L.E. D. LUMINAIRE PROJECT TO VACA UNDERGROUND UTILITIES FOR THEIR COMPETITIVE SEALED PROPOSAL IN

THE AMOUNT OF $106,300. >> I MOVE WE ADOPT THE CONSENT

AGENDA AS PRESENTED. >> I SECOND.

ANY DISCUSSION. OKAY.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. >> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED. MOTION CARRIES.

[1. Appointment of a Council member to serve on the Victoria Metropolitan ...]

ACTION ITEMS FROM COUNCIL, APRIL WILL READ EACH ITEM.

AND PRESENT IT. >> ITEM E. 1 IS A RESOLUTION APPOINTING A COUNCIL MEMBER TO SERVE ON THE VICTORIA PLANNING COMMITTEE. THE VICTORIA PLANNING ORGANIZATION IS AN AGENCY CREATED BY FEDERAL LAW TO PROVIDE LOCAL INPUT FOR UNBAN PLANNING AND FOR THE ALLOCATION OF FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDS. TWO VICTORIA M.P.O. IS RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING COMPREHENSIVE AND CONTINUED TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR ALL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION IN THE VICTORIA METROPOLITAN AREA. THE CITY COUNCIL APPOINTS TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS TO THE M.P.O. POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

AND THOSE MEMBERS SERVE UNTIL REPLACED BY ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL. DUE TO MAYOR PRO TEM TAKING OVER ADDITIONAL DUTIES, SHE WISHES TO HAVE ANOTHER COUNCIL MEMBER APPOINTED TO SERVE ON THE M.P.O. COUNCILMAN LAUGH GREEN HAS

EXPRESSED AN INTERESTING. >>

>> ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? >> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE AGAINST? MOTION CARRIES.

ITEM E. 2 IS A RESOLUTION APPOINTING A COUNCIL MEMBER TO

[2. Appoint Council members to the Victoria Housing Finance Corporation Bo...]

THE HOUSING FINANCIAL CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

THE VICTORIA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE A MEANS OF FINANCING THE COST OF RESIDENTIAL OWNERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL

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PROVIDE DECENT, SAFE, AND SANITARY HOUSING FOR PERSONS OF LOW AND MODERATE INCOME AT PRICING THEY CAN AFFORD.

THE BOARD IS COMPOSED OF THREE COUNCIL MEMBERS.

DUE TO THE RECENT PASSING OF MAYOR MCCOY, A NEW MEMBER MUST BE APPOINTED TO THE FINANCE CORPORATION, AND COUNCIL BAK KNIGHT HAS REQUESTED TO BE REPLACED ON THE BOARD.

IT IS A SIX YEAR TERM. BUT BECAUSE IT IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A TERM, THE TERMS WILL END ON DECEMBER 1ST OF 2022.

>> I MOVE WE. >> GO AHEAD.

>> I MOVE WE ADOPT E 2. >> YOU HAVE TO MENTION THE

NAMES. >> I DO?

>> YES. >> THAT WE REPLACE MAYOR MCCOY AND JEFF BAUK NIGHT AND DR. YOUNG.

>> AND DR. YOUNG. >> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU. DR. ANDREW.

>> YES, I GOT A SECOND. ALL THOSE THE FAVOR?

>> AYE. ANY OPPOSED? THANK YOU. ITEM 3.

[3. Adopt a Resolution Supporting House Bill 2977 and Companion Legislatio...]

>> E. 3. >> E. 3 IS A RESOLUTION ADOPTING -- SUPPORTING HOUSE BILL 2977 AND FAN YOUR LEGISLATION IN THE SENATE. WE HAVE A PRESENTATION.

GOOD EVENING MAYOR PRO TEM AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD. THE LEGISLATION THAT WE ARE GRATEFUL TO REPRESENTATIVE GENIE MORRISON AND STATE SENATOR FOR FILING. WOULD INCENTIVIZE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER IN VICTORIA.

BY PROVIDING BACK THE FULL HOTEL TAX.

AS YOU KNOW, WE COLLECT 13% ON EVERY ROOM NIGHT STAY OF MORE THAN $2 AND LESS THAN 30 DAYS. AND 7% STAYS WITH THE CITY.

6% GOES BACK TO THE STATE. IN THIS CASE FOR THAT ONE PROPERTY. THAT TO BE DETERMINED ON WHERE THAT PROPERTY WOULD BE. BUT FOR THAT ONE PROPERTY, WE WOULD COLLECT THE FULL 13%. ALONG WITH ANY SALES TAX ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROPERTY OR WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF THE WALLS.

AND MIXED BEVERAGE FAX ASSOCIATED WITH BUSINESSES INSIDE OR NEAT THE PROPERTY AS WELL.

THIS LEGISLATION ALSO ALLOWS FOR AN INCENTIVE THAT WOULD HAVE EFFECTIVELY AUTHORIZED THE USE FOR FUNDING FOR A SPORTS FACILITY. LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY.

OR A CONGRESSIONAL FACILITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LONG TERM LEASE. SO I WILL BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY

QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE THEM. >> I DO HAVE A QUESTION.

DO YOU KNOW -- OR MAYBE, HOW MANY OTHER COMMUNITIES FILED THIS DURING THIS SESSION? I KNOW THERE WAS ONE.

>> SO FAR I HAVE ONLY SEEN THE ONE THIS SESSION.

LAST SESSION THERE WERE 42. ONE CRITICAL THING IN THAT IS WORTH NOTING IS THAT LAST SESSION, IN ORDER TO GET THOSE 42 BILLS THROUGH, I KNOW BECAUSE I WAS ONE OF THOSE.

WE ENDED UP HAVING TO GO BACK AND FORTH ON SOME LANGUAGE, AND THERE WAS A SUNSET CLAUSE PUT IN THERE.

THAT SET ALL OF THOSE BILLS -- SET ALL OF THOSE AUTHORIZATIONS TO EXPIRE IN 2023. OBVIOUSLY WE DON'T WANT TO GET AUTHORIZATION IN 2021 THAT'S GOING TO EXPIRE IN 2023.

AND SO WE TOOK THE SIMILARREST ROUT IN THE AMENDMENT PIECE.

AND CHAINED THAT TO 2027. GIVING A LITTLE BIT LONGER SUNSET TIME. BUT THE WAY IT IS CURRENTLY WRITTEN, IF I UNDERSTAND IT CORRECTLY, AND THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON THIS, IT WOULD ALSO EXTEND THE SUNSET FOR THE OTHER 43 CITIES. SO THEY ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO

GAIN AS WELL. >> YES, THAT'S A GOOD HOOK.

>> WE DO WHAT WE CAN. EH I MAKE A MOTION WE APPROVE

ITEM E. 3. >> I SECOND.

>> ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. >> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED. MOTION CARRIES.

>> THANK YOU FOR GETTING THAT ONE IN THERE.

I KNOW WE ARE PRESSING UP AGAINST THE DEADLINES FOR BILL FILINGS. I APPRECIATE YOU GETTING IT TO AUSTIN AND ON THE DOCKET POSSIBLY.

A FEW MORE TENS. >> THANK YOU.

[4. Adopt a resolution opposing the Office of Management and Budget's prop...]

>> I10

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GOOD EVENING MAYOR PRO TEM AND COUNCIL.

MY PRESENTATION IS A LITTLE LONGER THAN THAT ONE.

TONIGHT I AM HERE TO DISCUSS SOME NOTICES THAT WERE POSTED THAT COULD GREATLY IMPACT THE VICTORIA REGION.

SO FIRST I AM GOING TO START WHAT IS A METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA. THESE ARE DEFINITIONS THAT ARE PUBLISHED -- WELL, THEY HAVE BEEN LONG HELD.

BUT I TABES THEY HAVE BEEN REAUTHORIZED WITH THE 2010 CENSUS. SO AN AREA THAT CONSISTS OF THE COUNTY OR COUNTIES ASSOCIATED WITH AT LEAST ONE URBANIZED AREA OF AT LEAST 50,000 POPULATION. THERE'S ALSO A MICRO POLL TAN AREA, WHICH IS AN AREA THAT CONSISTS OF A COUNTY OR COUNTIES THAT HAS ONE UBER CLUSTER OF AT LEAST 10,000 BUT LESS THAN 50,000 POPULATION. SO THE CITY OF VICTORIA, IS LOCATED WITHIN THE VICTORIA M.S.A. AREA.

SO THIS IS A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THOSE.

SO TO BE A MICRO POLL TAN STATISTICAL AREA, YOU HAVE THE CLUSTERS. YOU HAVE TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE URBANIZED AREA. SO THE CITY OF VICTORIA OR A LITTLE OUTSIDE, IS WHAT IS CONSIDERED OUR URBANIZED AREA FOR THE VICTORIA M.S.A. I THINK THAT'S CLEAR ON THESE TWO MAPS. SO THE VICTORIA M.S.A. INCLUDES VICTORIA COUNTY AND GOLIAD COUNTY.

AND OUR POPULATION IS 99,600, DEPENDING ON IF YOU LOOK AT CENSUS ESTIMATE FROM 2019, OR THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY.

WE ARE ABOUT THREE TO 400 PEOPLE SHORT OF BEING 100,000 PEOPLE AT THIS POINT IN TIME. WITHIN OUR M.S.A. WE DO HAVE OUR URBAN AREA BOUNDARY. WHICH IS OUTLINED IN GOLD ON THE IMAGE ON YOUR RIGHT. SO YOU CAN SEE THAT IT IS BEYOND THE CORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA.

IT TAKES IN OTHER CENSUS AREAS THAT HAVE HIGHER DENSITY.

YOU CAN SEE HOW IT MAKES DOWN TO BLOOMINGTON, AND TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE AREA THAT HAS HIGHER POPULATION.

SO THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT BOTH HAVE PROPOSED CHANGES THAT WILL GREATLY IMPACT BOTHMSA AND OUR URBAN AREA CLASSIFICATIONS.

AND IMPACT VICTORIA. SO FIRST I WILL COVER THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET CHANGES.

THEY ARE PROPOSING TO QUALIFY FOR A METROPOLITAN SHOULD BE INCREASED FOR 50,000 TO 100,000. SO AS I JUST MENTIONED, OUR CURRENT POPULATION OF OUR M.S. A. IS JUST SHY ABOUT THREE TO 400 PEOPLE SHORT OF MEETING THAT THRESHOLD.

AND THEN THE FIRST ANNUAL DELINEATION UPDATE OF THE COMING DECADE SHALL BE COMBINED WITH THE DELINEATIONS.

WHICH BASICALLY SAYS THIS WILL TAKE EFFECT WHEN THEY PUBLISH THE 2020 CENSUS DATA. SO THE SECOND CHANGES ARE COMING OUT OF THE CENSUS BUREAU. AND THEY ARE COMPLETELY REDEFINING WHAT URBANIZED AREAS ARE.

WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN IS THE CURRENT DEFINITION.

IT IS AGREE GRAPHIC AREA WITH AN AREA OF 50,000 OR MORE.

AND THEN YOU HAVE THE URBANIZED CLUSTER.

WHAT THEY ARE PROPOSING TO CHANGE IS TO DIFFERENT CLASSIFICATION THRESHOLDS OF CENSUS TRACTS.

WHICH ARE ONE THE CENSUS BUREAUS ADOPTING.

IS THE PRIMARY CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A CENSUS BLOCK QUALIFIES FOR INCLUSION IN URBAN AREA.

AN AREA WILL QUALIFY AS URBAN IF IT CONTAINS AT LEAST 4,000 HOUSING UNITS OR A POPULATION OF 10,000.

SO BASICALLY, THERE WOULD NOT BE A DISTINCTION BETWEEN AN URBAN AREA AND AN URBAN CLUSTER. SO WHEN YOU TAKE THE CENSUS TRACTS AND APPLY THESE STANDARDS WE DON'T HAVE ANY AREA WITHIN THE CITY, OR OUR CURRENT URBAN AREA CLASSIFICATION THAT MEETS THESE POPULATION DENSITY THRESHOLDS.

SO WE WOULD BE LOSING OUT AND NO LONGER HAVE AN AREA THAT QUALIFIES AS AN URBAN AREA. GONE, JUST SHOWING THOSE RELATIONSHIPS. AND THEN YOU HAVE THE MICRO POP TAIL STATISTICAL AREAS WHICH BECOME 10,999,000.

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OR -- AND THEN THE METROPOLITAN AREA IS GREATER THAN 100,000.

SORRY. SO WHAT THIS DOES THIS MEAN FOR VICTORIA. IN TERMS OF C.D.B.G. IT CAN MEAN A LOT OF OUR BLOCK GRANT ENTITLEMENT FUNDS.

I KNOW FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS THAT'S ABOUT $6 MILLION.

AND THEN IT SEVERELY IMPACTS FOLKS THAT ARE TRADITIONALLY DISENFRANCHISED. PORTIONS OF CITIZENS BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL, AND IMPACTS COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

>> THOSE ARE THE FUNDS THAT WE USE TO ACTUALLY PLAN FOR THE ROAD PROJECTS IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

SO OF THAT, THAT ALSO TRANSLATES TO TWO METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLANS WHICH AMOUNTS TO ABOUT HALF A MILLION DOLLARS OUT OF THAT 2.2 USED TO HELP CREATE THAT METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN. WHICH IS HOW WE DESIGNATE FUNDING FOR ROAD PROJECTS. AND THEN IT CAN ALSO BE A LOSS OF OUR CATEGORY FUNDING WHICH OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS HAS EQUATED TO $34 MILLION. SO A NURSERY OVERPASS WAS AN EXAMPLE OF THE FUNDING. A LOT OF OUR -- WE ALSO DEDICATED CATEGORY TWO FUNDING TO A LOT OF THE UPGRADES TO HIGHWAY 59 TO UPGRADE IT TO 69 STANDARDS.

>> IS THAT EX-FROM BRIDGES ACROSS -- OR MAKING IT FOUR LANES GOING ACROSS THE RIVER ON 463?

>> I WOULD HAVE TO GO BACK AND CHECK THAT.

THAT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ALL OF CATEGORY TWO.

IT IS A GROUP PROJECT. BUT THERE MAY HAVE BEEN CATEGORY TWO FUNDING. A LOT OF THE PROJECTS ARE WHAT WE CALL GROUP PROJECTS WHERE IT HAS ORE SOURCES OF FUNDING, BRIDGE FUNDING WHATNOT. BUT THERE IS A LOCAL COMPONENT, BECAUSE OUR M.P.O. HAS DECIDED THAT THOSE ARE IMPORTANT.

WE WILL BE LOSING OUR LOCAL VOICE.

AND THEN ALSO IT WILL IMPACT URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FUNDS WHICH ARE BASICALLY OUR TRANSIT FUNDS.

TRANSIT HAS RECEIVED APPROXIMATELY $11 MILLION OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS. SO IN CONCLUSION, THE CENSUS BUREAU WRITES THIS IN THEIR FINAL REGISTER.

THEY SAY NONETHELESS, THE CENSUS BUREAU RECOGNIZES THAT SOME FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES USE THE CENSUS BUREAU URBAN AREAS CLASSIFICATIONS FOR NONSTATISTICAL USES SUCH AS ALLOCATING FUNDS. SO THEY ARE VERY UPFRONT IN ACKNOWLEDGING THIS CAN HAVE AN IMPACT ON THOSE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE EFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES. SO WHAT CAN WE DO.

RIGHT NOW, THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT BUDGET RECOMMENDATION CHANGES ARE OPEN UNTIL THIS FRIDAY. I WAS PRESENTING TO COMMISSIONERS COURT YESTERDAY AT THE SAME TIME THAT JESUS AND MAGGIE WERE ON A CALL WITH THE O.N.B. OFFICE TO DISCUSS THESE PROPOSED CHANGES AND HOW THEY WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO VICTORIA, AND HE COORDINATED THAT CALL THROUGH MICHAEL CLOUD'S OFFICE BEEN SO WE DO HAVE A COPY OF A LETTER THAT I BELIEVE IS PROVIDED IN YOUR READ FILE, THAT DOES SHOW ABOUT 53 U.S. REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE MADE A LETTER OPPOSING THESE CHAINS. BUT THAT'S REALLY PROBABLY NOT ENOUGH. WE NEED A LOT OF PEOPLE TO COMMENT AND SAY WE ARE OPPOSED TO THEIR CHAINS.

THE SECOND SET OF CHANGES FROM THE SEN SUES BUREAU THAT COMMENT PERIOD IS NOT UNTIL MAY 20TH. SO WE HAVE A LITTLE MORE TIME TO DRAFT COMMENTS. BUT THE O.M.B. DEADLINE IS LOOMING. SO IF YOU CAN PASS THE RESOLUTION TONIGHT, WE WILL UPLOAD THAT AND THAT WILL BE A COMMENT FROM THE ORGANIZATION. WE WANT AS MANY COMMENTS AS POSSIBLE. SO IF EVERYBODY IS WILLING TO SEND AN INDIVIDUAL COMMENT. I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER UP MAGGIE BERGERON IN MY OFFICE IF YOU NEED ANY ASSISTANCE.

WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO MAKE IT GETS SUBMITTED.

OF COURSE PASS THE RESOLUTION THAT OPPOSES AND THIS ASKING FOR INDIVIDUAL COMMENTS FROM EVERYONE WHO IS WILLING TO DO IS. AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER

ANY QUESTIONS. >> I JUST RECEIVED NOTICE, THAT A LETTER WAS SUBMITTED TO THE O.M.B. OPPOSING THESE CHANGES AS

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WELL. >> I HAVE JUST HAVE ONE QUICK QUESTION. WHEN YOU ARE COMPARING THE MICRO TO THE MINI OVER WHAT IS IT? SO THE MICRO IS NOT GOING TO GET

ANY FUNDING AT ALL? >> HISTORICALLY.

SO SAYING THIS IS AUTOMATIC, I CAN'T GIVE YOU A DEFINITIVE YES BECAUSE OF HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WORKS.

A LOT OF IT COMES THROUGH AUTHORIZATION BILLS, BUT A LOT OF THOSE THEN REFER BACK TO THESE DEFINITIONS.

AND SO IF THEY CHANGE THE DEFINITIONS THEN WE ARE DEPEND ON THOSE BILLS AND ALL THE FEDERAL PROGRAMS TO CHANGE THEIR DEFINITIONS FOR US TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE WHAT WE RECEIVE.

AND I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN THAT.

SO THAT'S WHY IT IS SO CONCERNING.

>> YOU SAY THOSE DEFINITIONS HAVE BEEN THERE SINCE THE 50'S.

>> THE METROPOLITAN AREA DEFINITION.

I KNOW IT PREDATES -- IT WAS PUT IN PLACE IN 1950.

EXCUSE ME. I AM NOT SURE HOW OLD THE URBAN USED AREA DEFINITIONS ARE. BUT THEY HAVE LONG BEEN IN PLACE AND FUNDING ALLOCATIONS HAVE LONG BEEN TIED TO THEM AS WELL.

>> DO YOU HAVE ANY CLUE WHY WE WERE PAID WITH GOLIAD AND NOT

CALHOUN COUNTY? >> YES.

CAN I TAKE THAT. >> THIS CAME UP IN OUR CALL WITH O. M.B. YESTERDAY. WE TOOK ADVANTAGE OFFING THIS THEM ON THE PHONE. AND WE LEARNED THAT THE METRIC THEY UTILIZED TO DETERMINE WHICH CONTINUE USE PARTY IS BASED OF A COMMUTER SURVEY. SO IF MORE THAN 25% IN A PARTICULAR COUNTY GO TO YOUR COUNTY THAT'S HOW THAT GETS GROUPED. IT ISN'T TWO REVERSE.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, WITH CALHOUN COUNTY, IT WOULD MEAN THAT 25 PERCENT OF CALHOUN COUNTY RESIDENTS WOULD NEED TO BE COMING TO VICTORIA TO DO BUSINESS, GO TO WORK, THINGS OF THAT SORT. IT IS NOT THE OPPOSITE.

AND SO THAT'S LITERALLY THE ONLY THRESHOLD, OR THE ONLY TOOL THEY USED TO DETERMINE THAT. AND THAT CHANGED FOR US HAPPENED 2013. WHEN THEY REMOVED CALHOUN COUNTY FROM OUR WHICH IMPLIED THAT SURVEY THEY UTILIZED PROBABLY DIDN'T SHOW 25% WAS COMING TO VICTORIA TO CONDUCT BUSINESS OR JUST GO ABOUT THEIR NORMAL OPERATION.

THERE MIGHT BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE SOME POSITION TO THEM.

BUT THAT'S THE CRITERIA THEY UTILIZE MOW IS THAT COMMUTER SURVEY. AND THIS CHANGE TAKES PLACE EVERY FIVE YEARS. AND SO JULIE IMPLIED THIS WOULD GO INTO EFFECT WHEN THEY IMPLEMENT EVERYTHING OUT OF THE CENSUS. WHICH WOULD BE IN 2023.

IT TAKES FOR EVERYTHING TO FIGURE OUT, GO THROUGH THE PROCESS. SO A LOT CAN HAPPEN FROM NOW UNTIL THEN. AND RIGHT NOW THEY ARE SIMPLY AT THE POINT WHERE THEY ARE TAKING THE PUBLIC COMMENT YOU DON'T KNOW HOW OFTEN THEY DO THAT SURVEY?

>> CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, BUT THE SUR I HAVE THAT TAKES PLACE

IN BETWEEN EVERY CENSUS. >> IS THE AMERICAN SURVEY.

>> AND THAT TAKES PLACE EVERY FIVE YEARS.

>> WITH YEARLY ESTIMATES. >> YES.

>> SO IT WAS 2013, 2018, THE NEXT ONE WILL BE 2023, AND THAT'S HOW THEY BASE IT OFF OF THAT.

>> OKAY. >> SO THEY ARE LOOKING AT WHETHER RESIDENT THIS IS CALHOUN COMMUTE TO VICTORIA TO GO TO MEDICAL SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, OR ARE THEY JUST LOOKING AT

GOING TO WORK? >> DO YOU HAVE AN ANSWER TO

THAT. >> THE ANSWER IS GOING TO BE AS CLEAR AS EVERYTHING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PASSES RIGHT.

THE ACTUAL DEFINITION THEY USE IS AN ECONOMIC TIE TO THE COMMUNITY WHICH WOULD BE THE URBAN USED AREA OR THE CORE.

BASE AND THEN YOU LOOK AT THE 25% COMMUTER PATTERNS.

SO AS JESUS HAS MENTIONED, IT IS FLOW IN NOT OUT SO IF WE HAVE A LOT MORE COMING OUT, THAT'S WHERE WE LOSE THAT LARGE POPULATION. GOLIAD ABOUT OVER 50% OF THEIR WORK FORCE WORKS OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTY.

AND DATA SUPPORTS THAT IT IS HERE OR CALHOUN.

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IS CALHOUN CURRENTLY IN AN M.S.A.

>> NO. WHEN THEY WERE REMOVED FROM OUR

M.S.A. THEY GOT LEFT -- >> TECHNICALLY A MICRO.

>> THAT'S FRUSTRATING. >> IT IS.

>> BUT EVEN MORE REASON FOR US TO FOCUS ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN OUR COUNTY. SO THAT PEOPLE COME INTO OUR

COUNTY AND NOT THE OPPOSITE. >> IF THE O.M.B. IS GOING TO MAKE ARBITRARY DEFINITION CHANGES LET'S FOCUS ON THINGS LIKE COMMUTER PATTERNS AND WHAT MAKES UP AN M.S.A. AND NOT JUST RANDOM THRESHOLDS THAT CAN HURT 145 COMMUNITIES.

>> IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING WHY THEY ARE PROPOSING 100,000 IS BECAUSE THE RATIONALE WAS THAT THE POPULATION IN THE UNITED STATES HAS DOUBLED IN THE LAVS 60 YEARS.

AND SO THEY FIGURE WELL WE WILL JUST DOUBLE THE PARAMETERS FOR M.S.A. VERY SOPHISTICATED APPROACH.

THAT COMMENTS SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON STATISTICS OF OUR CHARACTERS OF COMMUNITIES THAT ARE 50,000 ARE THE SAME OF 100.

OR 150. IF WE WANT TO CALL OUT ANY SPECIFIC COMMUNITIES, SHOULD FOCUS ON A MEGA REGION DEFINITION. BECAUSE WE ARE A LOT CLOSER STATISTICALLY TO A COMMUNITY OF 100, OR 150, THAN OTHERS.

AND THAT'S A GOODIES TINGS. >> NATURALLY ALL OF THE COMMUNITIES WILL FOCUS ON THE FINANCIAL IMPACT.

FOR US IT IS MORE THAN THAT. WE ARE THE CENTRAL HUB FOR THIS REASON. SOME OF THE OTHER AREAS, LONG VIEW THAT WOULD BE IMPACTED BY THIS, THEY HAVE CITIES OF OVER 100,000 PEOPLE WITHIN AN HOUR FROM THEM.

FOR US IT IS NOT LIKE THAT. LITERALLY VICTORIA IS THE HUB FOR THE ENTIRE REGION. AND SO -- YOU CAN'T COMPARE US TO SOME OF THESE OTHER CITIES THAT MAY LOSE THE DESIGNATION BECAUSE OF THEIR PROXIMITY TO LARGER M.S. A.M.S.

I KNOW HOW WE LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT IT IS A RADIUS OF 60-MILES

AND 200,000 IN POPULATION. >> RETAIL TRADE AREA.

>> RIGHT, AND THAT'S ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING WHAT YOU JUST SAID, THAT WE DON'T HAVE A BIG METROPOLITAN AREA WITHIN AN

HOUR. >> RIGHT.

>> I MOVE WE ADOPT ITEM E FOUR. >> ANY MORE DISCUSSION?

>> AIL THOSE IN FAVOR. >> AYE.

>> FIRST AND A SECOND? >> OKAY.

MOTION CARRIES. >> ITEM E 5 AWARDING THE SEAL

[5. Award the 2021 Seal Coat Project (Cimarron, Silverado, Waterstone and ...]

COAT PROJECT INCLUDING CIMARRON, SILVER CAD DOE, WATER STONE, AND RIATA SUBDIVISIONS. TO C.K. NEW BERRY.

>> GOOD EVENING MAYOR PRO TEM AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS A RESOLUTION TO AWARD THE CONTRACT FOR THE SEAL COAT OF CIMARRON, SILVERADO, WATER STONE.

THE AGENDA. TONIGHT IS SIMILAR TO WHAT WAY HAVE DONE IN THE PAST. WE ARE GOING TO DISCUSS THE PROCUREMENT METHOD AND WHERE WE ARE GOING FORWARD.

AND I WILL TURN OVER THE PROCUREMENT PORTION BEEN.

>> GOOD EVENING MAYOR PRO TEM AND COUNCIL.

I WILL TALK ABOUT PROCUREMENT METHOD.

ONCE AGAIN, FOR THIS ONE WE USE THE COMPETITIVE SEALED PROPOSAL UNDER 2269. BY USING THIS METHOD WE ARE ABLE TO USE THE WEIGHTED CRITERIA IN ORDER TO RANK THE OFFERS TO NEGOTIATE A PRICE IN ORDER TO GET THE BEST VALUE FOR THE CITY.

FOR THIS PROJECT WE RECEIVED FOUR PROPOSALS.

FROM C.C. NEW BERRY OUT OF KENNEDY TEXAS, CLARK CONSTRUCTION FROM SAN ANTONIO, BRAN NAN PAVING OUT OF VICTORIA, AND REX COE OUT OF PORT LA VACA. YOU CAN SEE THAT'S THE CRITERIA AND THE WEIGHTS FOR THIS PROJECT.

THE PROPOSALS WERE SUBMITTED BY LINE ITEM.

THEY WERE EVALUATED BY A COMMITTEE.

IT WAS MADE UP OF KEN GILL, DARRYL SEA BERT, MIKE PETE ROW, TAW JARISCH AND MYSELF. WE CHOSE THE ONE THAT WAS THE

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BEST VALUE. THEY WERE SELECTED FOR NEGOTIATIONS TO FIND POSSIBLE AREAS FOR REDUCTION IN THE PROPOSAL. NONE WERE FOUND THROUGH THE NEGOTIATIONS. THE FINAL COST WAS $863,925.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS AS FAR AS THE PROCUREMENT GOES? THANK YOU. I WILL PASS IT BACK.

>> OKAY, AS SHE DISCUSSED. C.K. NEW BERRY WAS SELECTED.

THEY WERE FORMERLY KNOWN WHICH HAS BID A LOT OF PROJECTS HERE IN VICTORIA. THIS IS THE FIRST ONE WHERE THEY WERE SELECTED. WE CALLED THEIR REFERENCES OUT OF KENNEDY, ALSO THEY DID SOME WORK HERE LOCALLY FOR VICTORIA COUNTY. AND THEY WERE IN GOOD SHAPE, THEY SAID THEY DID A GOOD JOB, THEY WERE VERY RESPONSIVE TO ANY QUESTIONS THEY HAD. ALSO CHECKED TO MAKE SURE THIS PROJECT INCLUDES A SEAL COAT. AND THEN FOLLOWING THAT WE WILL PLATE THE ONYX APPLICATION. IT REQUIRES A SPECIAL MACHINERY, AND THE SUPPLIER HAS CONTACTED THOSE CONTRACTORS THAT CAN DO THAT TO MAKE SURE THEY DO HAVE THAT EQUIPMENT.

WE CONTACTED THE SUB CAN TRACTOR, AND THEY ARE QUALIFIED.

THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THIS UP IN NORTH TEXAS AND REPRESENTATIVES SPOKE HIGHLY OF THEM. TWO GO OVER THE PROJECT OVERVIEW. IT IS LEVEL UP OF LOW SPOTS AND MINOR DEVIATIONS ON THE STREET. WE WILL COMPLETE AND DIG UP IF WE NEED TO POINT REPAIRS, PORTIONS OF IT THAT MAY HAVE FAILED. THEN WE WILL DO THE SEAL COAT.

WHICH REMOVAL OF THE TRAFFIC BUTTONS.

CLEANING AND SWEEPING THE STREET, AND WITH THE SEAL COAT WE USE A.C. 15 P, AND A GRADE 5 TRAP ROCK.

THE VACUUM BROOM THE LOOSE ROCK, WHICH IS CRITICAL.

AND THEN FOLLOWED IN SEVEN TO TEN DAYS THEY WILL APPLY THE ONYX TO THE STREET. AND THAT WILL BE THE COMPLETE PROJECT. AGAIN.

GO OVER, IT IS CIMARRON, WATER STONE, SILVERADO, AND RIATA WHICH IS OFF OF BEN JORDAN. THESE WERE THE STREETS WAY BACK IN 2019, WE HAD SEAL COAT PROGRAM IN THERE.

THESE ARE THE SAME ONES WE ARE FOLLOWING THAT PROGRAM WITH

REGARD TO THE SEAL COAT. >> AND THE APPLICATION WAS CONFIRMED BY OUR STREET STUDY THAT WE UNDERTOOK AS WELL.

>> YES. >> SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS, EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE ORIGINALLY PRESENTED A FEW YEARS AGO, THE STUDY CONFIRMED THAT THESE STREETS ARE ELIGIBLE, IF YOU WILL, WHATEVER WORD YOU WANT TO USE AS AN OPTIMAL STREET MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE APPLICATION INSERT WHATEVER WORD YOU WANT.

>> THANK YOU. >> AWARD THE CONTRACT IN MARCH.

WHICH IS TODAY. EXECUTE IN APRIL.

BEGIN CONSTRUCTION IN MAY. AND EXPECTED COMPLETION IN JULY AND AUGUST. IT IS A VERY QUICK PROCESS ONCE

THEY GET STARTED. >> AND MOVING FORWARD WE WILL CONTINUE WITH THE PROPOSAL SEAL PROPOSAL METHOD.

WITH THE QUANTITIES AND THEN EVALUATING THE CONTRACTOR AND NEGOTIATING FOR THE BEST VALUE. AND THAT'S IT.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. >> I HAVE ONE.

ARE WE STILL DOING SOME BORING TO MAKE SURE THAT BASE IS ALL RIGHT? WE AREN'T JUST RELYING ON THE DOPLER TRUCK THAT WENT OVER THE TOP OF THE BASE.

>> YES, QUESTION ARE DOING THAT. AND WE HAVE OUR INSPECTORS DRIVE IT SEVERAL TIMES TO MAKE SURE, AND WE EVEN HAVE SOME CONTRACTORS THAT HAVE DONE THIS WORK IN THE PAST DOUBLE CHECK.

REQUEST JUST VERIFY, BUT YES WE DO.

>> I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT IS THE NEW BIDDING PROCESS OR WHETHER IT IS THE ONYX BUT THIS PRICE IS GOOD FOR THE NUMBER OF STREETS WE WILL BE ABLE TO COVER? YOU SEE THOSE SUBDIVISIONS THAT ARE VERY SMALL, BUT CIMARRON THERE ARE A LOT OF STREETS IN THERE.

SO I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE PROJECT.

>> I THINK WE ARE SEEING THE PRICES STABILIZING.

AND A LOT OF IT HAS TO DO -- IT IS GETTING COMPETITIVE.

THERE IS MORE OUT THERE. TWO YEARS AGO THERE WAS ONE,

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THAT WAS WITHIN THIS REGION. NOW THEY ARE STRETCHING THEIR WING AS LITTLE BIT. I HEARD THERE'S ANOTHER ONE GETTING INTO THE BUSINESS. SO THAT PRODUCT IS HITTING TEXAS A LOT. BECAUSE IT IS GOOD.

YOU CAN SEE IT IN NORTH CREST. IT'S BEEN UP THERE TWO OR THREE YEARS. AND IT IS HOLDING UP.

NO LOOSE ROCK WHICH IS CRITICAL. >> DOE YOU KEEP TRACK OF COST

PER ROAD MILE OR ANYTHING? >> YES.

WE DO. RIGHT NOW WE ARE STAYING CONSIST WITH THE SEAL COAT. IN THE PAST WE DO A DOUBLE.

THAT TIME WE ARE DOING THE SINGLE WITH AN ONYX -- ACTUALLY DOUBLE THE COST. THIS ONE IS GETTING PRETTY CLOSE. THE ONYX KEEPS COMING DOWN IN PRICE. A COUPLE YEARS AGO IT WAS MORE EXPENSIVE. SEAL COAT STAIN IS ABOUT THE

SAME. >> THANK YOU.

>> WE DO PLAN ON HAVING A MORE THOROUGH CONVERSATION ABOUT C.

I.P. COMING UP LATER THIS MONTH. WHERE WE WILL PRESENT A BROADER PICTURE OF OUR APPROACH IN THE YEARS TO COME.

SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT CONVERSATION WITH YOU.

>> I MOVE WE ADOPT E. FIVE. >> ANY MORE DISCUSSION?

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. >> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED. MOTION CARRIES.

NEXT WE HAVE OUR CITY MANAGER'S REPORTS.

[1. Presentation of the 2020 Annual Report for the Parks and Recreation De...]

AND WE WILL CONTINUE DOWN THE PATH OF DOING ANNUAL REPORTS.

WE ONLY HAVE ONE FOR THIS EVENING.

AND THAT IS FOR PARKS AND RECK. SO JAY SON WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE. AND I DO HAVE A SECOND UPDATE BY THE WAY. SO AFTER JASON IS DONE, I WILL

TALK ABOUT A DIFFERENT TOPIC. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING COUNCIL AND MAYOR PRO TEM.

SO I WANTED TO JUST TAKE A BRIEF MOMENT AND TALK ABOUT PARKS AND RECREATION, AND SPECIFICALLY 2020 FOR THIS ANNUAL REPORT.

IT WILL BE SIMILAR TO WHAT I AM SURE YOU HAVE SEEN PREVIOUSLY.

REALLY TOUCHING ON THE COVID ASPECT.

BUT IN US TO THAT, WE WILL BE TOUCHING ON A FEW OTHER THINGS.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION, SOME OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION STATISTICS. GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND REALLY WHAT WILL BE IN OUR FUTURE MOVING FORWARD.

OUR PARKS AND RECREATION RESPONSE TO COVID, IT HIT OUR DEPARTMENT PRETTY HARD. NOT ONLY HERE BUT ACROSS THE STATE, ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BECAUSE PARKS AND RECREATION THAT'S WHAT WE DO. WE BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER.

WE LIKE TO HAVE FUN, PEOPLE INTERACTING AND THEN WE CAN'T DO THAT ANY MORE. SO I WANTED TO SHOW YOU A FEW DIFFERENT PICTURES OF WHAT WE WOULD TYPICALLY THINK OF A NORMAL YEAR RIGHT. PLANS FOR EVENTS, MOVIES IN THE PARK, OUR PETTING ZOO AND AGAIN, WE COULDN'T MAKE THAT HAPPEN THIS YEAR. SO WHAT WE DID IS WE STARTED IMPLEMENTING SOME COVID RESTRICTIONS.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS THAT N.A.R. P. HELPED US OUT WITH, IS COMING UP WITH SOME VERY GENERAL SIGNS FOR THE ENTIRE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENTS TO BE ABLE TO UTILIZE.

SO I WANTED TO BRING THIS TO Y'ALL'S ATTENTION.

I AM NOT SURE IF YOU HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE, BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT 99.9% OF PARK AND RECREATIONAL PROFESSIONALS ARE WORN OUT FROM SEEING THIS. WE HAVE SEEN THIS FROM FEBRUARY OR MARCH. SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT N.R.P.A. PUSHED OUT FOR US. AGAIN, TO JUST HELP LOCAL DEPARTMENTS IN SAYING HEY, LOOK, HERE WE CAN STAY VERY GENERAL.

OR YOU CAN BE VERY SPECIFIC. SO THIS HAS BEEN REALLY ENGRAINED AND EMBEDDED WITHIN OUR DEPARTMENT, AGAIN, AS WELL AS OTHERS AROUND THE STATE AND THE COUNTRY.

SO WHAT DID WE ACTUALLY DO TO TRY TO CONTINUE ON WITH OUR PROGRAMS AND OUR EVENTS? IN ADDITION TO THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE SIGN I JUST SHOWED YOU, WE ALSO PLACED SOCIAL DISTANCING SIGNS THROUGHOUT THE PARK SYSTEM.

A LITTLE MORE DETAILED. WE ALSO DISINFECTED PLAYGROUND STRUCTURES AND PARKS EQUIPMENT. WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO CONTINUE ON WITH SOME OF OUR PROGRAMS IN JUST THROUGH COVID PLANS AND THROUGH COVID IMPLEMENTATION FOR OUR PROGRAMS. BUT AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE MIDDLE PICTURE THAT'S A DIANNE CLINIC, SO WE WERE ABLE TO HOST IT JUST AS A REDUCED CAPACITY WITH OUR PARTICIPANTS AND OF COURSE HAVING SOME OF THOSE IN PLACE AS WELL. WE CLOSED OUR SPLASH PADS

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TEMPORARILY. WE HAD A BIG SURGE AND SO WE CLOSED THE SPLASH PADS. WE OPENED THEM BACK UP SO THAT WAY FOLKS COULD ENJOY THE LATTER PART OF SUMMER UP UNTIL OCTOBER.

WE DID HAVE SOME OUTSIDE OF THE BOX PROGRAMMING AND EVENT PLANNING. TWO OF THOSE ARE THE PICTURES ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE. WE HAD THE HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK, AND THE CHRISTMAS DRIVE THROUGH PARADE.

SO THOSE WERE SOMETHING DIFFERENT, AND UNIQUE.

AGAIN, A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING.

THERE WAS A LOT OF THREADS AND FORUMS AND PEOPLE ARE LIKE HEY, WHAT ARE WE DOING, HOW DO WE DO THIS.

AND SO IT WAS VERY CHALLENGING BUT NONETHELESS WE WERE ABLE TO PULL IT OFF. WE DID AGAIN HAVE SOME REDUCED CAPACITY WITH SOME OF OUR PROGRAMS THE VENUES.

ONE THING I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT WAS THAT THROUGH EVERYTHING THAT WE WENT THROUGH, WE ALSO WERE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PUT ON SPORTS PROGRAMS. AND SO WITH THAT PICTURE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE, THAT SHOWS WITH THAT PARTNERSHIP WE HAVE WITH ACADEMY, WE WERE STILL ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PUT ON SOMEEM PAS BEEN SO WHILE OUR PROGRAMS AND OUR EVENTS MAY HAVE TAKEN A HIT, AND WE HAD TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, WE WERE STILL ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH SPORTS PROGRAMS AND TRY TO BRING FOLKS BACK TO THE OUTSIDE. FOR OUR SPORTS TOURNAMENTS, THIS IS KIND OF HOW IT IS LAYED OUT OVER THE LAST TWO OR THREE YEARS. SO IN 2018, IT IS THE GREEN BAR.

THE ORANGE BAR IS 2019. AND THE BLUE BAR IS 2020.

SO AS YOU CAN TELL, IN 2019, EVERYTHING KIND OF TOOK A HIT.

OR 2020 EVERYTHING TOOK A HIT A LITTLE BIT.

WE WENT FROM 12 AND 10 ON THE ADULT SOFTBALL COMPLEX TOURNAMENTS WE INCREASED THAT JUST BY THREE AND BY TWO.

THE TWO YEARS PRIOR. OUR YOUTH SPORTS COMPLEX STAYED THE SAME, OUR RIVERSIDE STADIUM TOURNAMENTS STAYED THE SAME.

OUR TOTAL TOURNAMENTS INCREASED. BUT AGAIN BECAUSE OF OUR SPORTS ASPECT WE WERE ABLE TO REALLY CONTINUE TO PUSH ON THOSE TOURNAMENTS AND THOSE LEAGUES AND SO I THINK THAT'S BEEN GREAT. ONE THING I WOULD LIKE TO POINT SUBSTITUTE THAT OUR ONE DAY TOURNAMENTS ARE USUALLY SIX TO 15 TEAMS OUR TWO DAYS TOURNAMENTS ARE USUALLY 15 TO 35. AND TYPICALLY WHAT WE AVERAGE ANY TIME THAT WE SEE A TOURNAMENT, A SPORTS TOURNAMENT LIKE WHICH IS ABOUT 15 TEAMS ON AVERAGE.

JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA. AND THEN OF COURSE WE HAD THE GOLF COURSE. EVERYBODY AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, SPORTS WAS STILL ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD, SO IN APRIL WE COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN THE COURSE. REALLY TRYING TO GET A GRASP ON WHAT WAS GOING ON. HOW WE CAN IMPLEMENT CHANGES AND STILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE QUALITY OF LIFE AMENITIES.

SO WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO DO IS INCREASE OUR SANITIZIZATION OF THE GOLF CARTS. AND THEN EVERYBODY WAS -- WHAT ABOUT THE PINS. HOW DO I PUT THE FLAG AND THOSE KIND OF THINGS. SO THERE WAS A MULTIPLE OF DIFFERENT IDEAS. WHAT WE ENDED UP DOING IS PUTTING A PIECE OF FOAM IN THE CUP.

SO THE BALL DOESN'T NECESSARILY GO ALL THE WAY DOWN.

SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO PULL THE PIN.

IT IS JUST A REDUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF HIGH TOUCH POINTS WE HAVE. WE ALSO REMOVED COOLERS AND SOME OF THOSE ITEMS THAT WERE EXTREMELY HIGH TOUCH POINTS OFF THE COURSE. OUR GOLF COURSE STATISTICS HAVE BEEN DOING PRETTY WELL HONESTLY. EVEN THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC, GOVERNMENT HAS SEEN A BIG UPTICK.

NOT ONLY HERE LOCALLY BUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

AGAIN, THE PARAGRAPHS ARE THE SAME.

2018, 19, AND 2020. YOU CAN SEE THE ROUNDS PLACED HAVE CONTINUES TO INCREASE. THE ANNUAL PASS ROUNDS HAVE INCREASED. OUR JUNIOR AND SENIOR ROUNDS HAVE STAYED THE SAME. JUST A SLIGHT DECREASE.

OUR TOURNAMENT ROUNDS HAVE CONTINUED TO INCREASE.

AND OVERALL, WE ARE DOING VERY WELL.

WE ARE PUSHING ABOUT 28,000 ROUNDS FOR THE YEAR OF 2020.

WHICH AGAIN AS YOU CAN SEE IN THAT GRAPH IS A STEADY INCREASE.

GILBERT MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION, BUT FROM THE NUMBERS I HAVE SEEN, IT IS ABOUT 180,000 EACH YEAR SINCE 2018 ON THE REVENUE SIDE OF THE GOLF COURSE. SO AGAIN, JUST A STEADY UPTICK

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IN THE ROUNDS AS WELL AS THE REVENUES.

AND THEN THE COMMUNITY CENTER. THEY PLAYED A VIE CALL ROLE IN WHAT WE ARE DOING WITH COVID. MORE SPECIFIC HI THIS YEAR.

BUT WHAT WE HAD TO DO WITH LAST YEAR IS REDUCE OUR EVENTS.

BUT ALSO REDUCE THE CAPACITY THAT WE WERE ABLE TO HOST THOSE.

I KNOW WHEN I FIRST GOT HERE, THERE WAS 25%, 50%, WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE. SO WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO DO TO CONTINUE OPERATING AND CONTINUE PROVIDING AN AREA FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE AN EVENT. WE WERE INCREASED OUR CLEANING AND OUR SANITIZING PRACTICES. THAT'S JUST A REPEATED THING THROUGHOUT. WE ALSO REMOVED WATER FOUNTAIN ACCESS. WE ALSO REDUCED OUR SERVING LINES. WE HAD REQUIREMENTS THOSE INDIVIDUALS EITHER HAD TO HAVE SOMEBODY THERE OUR IT WAS JUST REDUCED ALL AROUND, OR THEY COULDN'T HAVE IT.

AND WE ALSO REQUIRED MASKS FOR EVENTS AND THEN HAD EVENT LAY OUTS THAT WERE MORE STRINGENT. SO WE CONTINUES TO SPACE OUT THE TABLES, CONTINUES TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF CHAIRS.

ONE SILVER LINING IS THAT WHILE WE HAD REDUCED EVENTS AND REDUCED CAPACITY, IT ALLOWS OUR STAFF TO LOOK AT OTHER MAINTENANCE ITEMS. SO FOR A TIME WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY EVENTS THEY WERE ABLE TO ADD EXTRA POINT LEER AND THERE. CLEAN HERE AND THERE MORE SO THAN NORMAL. TEN A SILVER LINING IS WE WERE ABLE TO INCREASE OUR MAINTENANCE IF YOU WILL IN SOME OF THOSE SMALL PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE BEEN WANTING TO DO.

I WANTED TO MENTION WE HAVE SOME PICTURES HERE OF THE COVID VACCINATION LAYOUT. THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF POSITIVE COMMENTS ABOUT HOW QUICKLY AND HOW OFFICIAL THAT IS.

AND JUST TO SHOW YOU A QUICK LAY OUT OF WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE, AND THEN OF COURSE WE HAVE THE MAYOR STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS.

FROM LAST YEAR. AND SO WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE INCLUDED THAT AS WELL. COMMUNITY CENTER STATISTICS, WE HAVE CITY RENTED -- WE KEEP TRACK OF THE CITY RENTED RENTALS IF YOU WILL AND THEN THE OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION.

THAT GOES FROM 2019 TO YEAR-TO-DATE BECAUSE OF THE WAY WE TRACK IT. IT WILL JUST BE PER CALENDAR YEAR. NONETHELESS, WE HAD A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF RENTALS. IN 2020 IS WHERE YOU CAN REALLY SEE THAT DROP. SO WE WENT FROM 216 TOTAL DOWN TO 73. AGAIN THAT'S IN COMBINATION OF CITY AND OUTSIDE ORGANIZATION. YOU CAN SEE IN 2021, JUST THIS YEAR ALONE, WE ARE ALREADY AT 126.

THAT WILL BE SOME MORE OF THE SIREN TAIL.

WE AREN'T EVEN HALF WAY THROUGH THE YEAR YET, AND WE ARE DOING PRETTY GOOD. SO ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH IN 2020, WAS THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION. SO WE WERE ABLE TO REINVIGORATE THE COMMISSION. WE HAD SOME BY LAW AND CODE CHANGES THAT WE WERE ABLE TO PRESENT THE COUNCIL.

WE ADJUSTED THE TERM, AND MEMBER IN TERMS. AND WE ADJUSTED THOSE TO ALIGN A LITTLE BIT MORE WITH WHAT WE NEEDED. WE ALSO STARTED CONDUCTING ORIENTATIONS FOR OUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS.

AND SO REALLY JUST SHOWING THEM THE HISTORY OF THE SYSTEM, HOW THINGS WILL BE MOVING FORWARD. WHAT THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE AND HOW THEY WILL BE PART OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN. SO WITH ALL OF THAT SID, WE HAVE NOW MOVES INTO CONDUCTING REGULAR MEETING, THOSE ARE HELD ON THE SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH.

REQUEST WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION'S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN. SOME OF THE GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT WE HAVE HAD IN 2020.

WITH EVERYTHING THAT I JUST MENTIONED WE WERE ABLE TO REALLY ACCOMPLISH A LOT. THERE'S A FEW THINGS HERE.

WE HAD THE DUCK POND RENOVATION PROJECT.

I KNOW THE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WAS FINISHED PRIOR TO MY ARRIVAL. NONETHELESS WE ARE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT. TEXAS PARKS AND WILD LIFE IS DOWN HERE. WE WERE ABLE TO SUBMIT A GRANT FOR THE POND. TO HAVE A 50/50.

AND WE ARE STILL WAITING ON THAT APPROVAL.

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FROM TEXAS PARTS AND WILD LIFE. HOPEFULLY WE WILL KNOW BY MAY.

NONETHELESS, THAT WAS A REALLY GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT.

WE ARE ALSO ABLE TO START ON THE SOCCER FIELDS DOWN BELOW.

THE SOCCER COMPLEX AT RIVERSIDE PARK.

WE COMPLETED THE EROSION PROJECT, I BELIEVE THAT WAS AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF 2020. BRIAN WILLARD OUR GOVERNMENT COURSE SUPERINTENDENT WAS ABLE TO ATTAIN GOVERNMENT COURSE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD.

WE HAD TWO MEMBERS OF OUR PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT THAT WERE ABLE TO BE -- THEY TOOK A TEST AND THEY WERE CERTIFIED AS A PARKS AND RECREATION PROFESSIONAL.

WHICH IS A GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT. IT JUST SHOWS THE INVESTMENT THAT THOSE TWO HAD FOR MARKS AND RECREATION.

AND THEN OUR PICKLE BALL COURTS. WHEN I ARRIVED WE HAD A GREAT GROUP THAT WAS RESTRIPING THOSE COURTS FOR US.

SO WE WERE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THAT THROUGH TEAM WORK WITH THEM, AND BE ABLE PROVIDE WIND SCREENS FOR THEM.

ONE THING I DIDN'T MENTION ON HERE THAT IS PRETTY BIG IN MY OPINION, IS FLOW PAL COE. THAT WAS A PRIVATE PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP THAT WE HAD STARTED AND IT IS NOW IN RIVERSIDE PARK.

AND THEY ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE KAYAKS AND SOME OF THOSE RENTALS FOR OUR PATRONS THAT WERE WANTED.

AND SO I THOUGHT THAT WAS A REALLY -- I WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE POINTED THAT OUT AS WELL. SO WHAT IS IN OUR FUTURE.

WELL, WE HAVE A LOT. OF COURSE OUR PARKS MASTER PLAN.

THAT'S ONE OF THE HUGE PIECES RIGHT.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WILL BE AN ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN.

TOUCH ON ALL 16 PARKS AND TOUCH ON THE THREE CON ACCEPT SCHULTZ.

SO WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THAT. STILL ON TRACK WITH BRINGING THAT YOU IN OCTOBER OF THIS YEAR.

AND THEN OF COURSE WE HAVE T. A.F. WE WERE SELECTED AND AWARDS THE BID FOR 2022-24. SO HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE A REALLY BIG ECONOMIC IMPACT AS A WHOLE.

SO THAT WILL BE BIG FOR US. AND WE HAVE OF COURSE THE SPLASH PAD. WE HAVE AN ADDITIONAL SPLASH PAD THAT'S IN THE WORKS AND THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT.

WE HAVE OUR TEXAS YOUTH HUNTING PROGRAM THAT WE ARE WORKING WITH WILD LIFE ON TO COME ONE NEW PROGRAMS AND EVENTS.

OUR POP UP PARK IS A MOBILE PARK, AND WHAT WE WILL THE DOING WITH THAT IS GOING TO VARIOUS PARKS AND HAVING JUST POP UP GAMES. SO THIS THING HAS CORN HOLE, WASHERS, ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT WE CAN DO WITH KIDS.

AND SO WE'LL BE TAKING NOSE OUT TO VARIOUS PARKS AND CONDUCTING POP UP PARKS WITH THIS TRAILER. I HAVE AIC BE CHURR HERE OF THE PARKS PLAY SCAPE. ONE BIG THING THAT IS BIG FOR ME, IS MAINTENANCE. THAT'S MY BACKGROUND.

THAT'S SOMETHING WE ARE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW WITH OUR STAFF, REALLY FOCUSING ON THE MAINTENANCE ASPECT OF IT.

A FRESH COAT OF PAINT CAN GO A LONG WAY.

SO THOSE ARE THE THINGS WE WILL BE FOCUSING ON IN THE NEAR FUTURE. AND WITH THAT THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? THE POP UP CAN PARK, CAN IT BE USED FOR PARTIES OR IS IT JUST MOBILE?

>> YES, MA'AM. WE DON'T HAVE ITERANTED FOR PRIVATE PARTIES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE PARTNERING WITH ORE ORGANIZATIONS SUN VALLEY RANCH FOR INSTANCE, WE TOOK THAT OUT THERE A FEW WEEKS AGO AT ONE OF THEIR EVENTS. THAT'S WHAT WE ARE USING THAT

PARK FOR AT THE MOMENT. >> THANK YOU.

>> HAS THERE BEEN ABOPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS IN REGARDS

TO THE MASTER PLAN? >> NO, SIR.

THAT'S FORTHCOMING. THAT SHOULD BE PUSHED OUT -- THIS WEEK. THANK YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. I AM GOING TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES

[2. Update on COVID-19 Relief Bill. Jesús A. Garza, City Manager]

AND PROVIDE A UPDATE ON THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN.

I AM SURE EVERYBODY HAS HEARD BY NOW THAT CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT LAST WEEK SIGNED THIS HISTORIC BILL.

AND I WANTED TO START TALKING TO YOU ABOUT THE IMPACTS IT MAY HAVE ON US WHILE AT THE SAME TIME SETTING SOME EXPECTATION BEHIND IT. SO I WANT TO START OFF BY PROVIDING A BRIEF OVERVIEW. IT IS A 1.9 TRILLION, I WILL SAY

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THAT AGAIN, $1.9 TRILLION. IT IS HARD TO REALLY GRASP THE MAGNITUDE OF HOW MUCH MONEY THAT IS.

BUT THIS IS A GRAPHIC I STOLE. FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL THAT SHOWS WHAT ALL OF THAT WAS ALLOCATED TOWARDS.

AND I WANTED TO DO THIS INTENTIONALLY TO SHOW THERE ARE FUNDS THAT ARE GOING TO A VARIETY OF AGENCIES.

THERE'S MONEY OF COURSE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL STIMULUS CHECKS THAT DOMINATE THE HEADLINES WHEN THIS WAS GOING ON.

BUT THERE IS MONEY THAT GOES TOWARD ELECTED CASE, TO TRANSPORTATION, TO HEALTH, SMALL BUSINESS, EVEN AGRICULTURAL.

AND IT IS REALLY REALLY BROAD IN TERMS OF THE MONEY THAT IT IS ALLOCATING TO DIFFERENT ENTITIES.

THIS IS OBVIOUSLY GOING TO CREATE ON ITS FACE, LIT CREATE A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO BE ABLE TO PURSUE GRANTS.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, MICHAEL A.D.A. WHO WAS HERE, COMMUNICATED THE E.D.A. IS GOING TO GET A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY.

THAT WOULD ALLOW COMMUNITIES TO APPLY.

MORE THAN THEY NORMALLY CAN RIGHT.

SO THAT'S JUST ONE EXAMPLE. THERE IS A FIGURE HERE THAT IS $360 BILLION FOR GOVERNMENT. THAT IS AN ALLOCATION THAT IS SPECIFIC TOWARDS STATES COUNTIES AND CITIES.

DIRECT ALLOCATION THROUGH A COMBINATION OF GRANT PROGRAMS THAT ONLY CITIES COUNTIES AND STATES CAN APPLY FOR.

YOU CAN SEE A SMALLER BREAK DOWN OF THAT WHAT MEANS FOR COUNTIES AND CITIES. SO YOU CAN SEE THAT 65 BILLION OF THAT 360 IS FOR COUNTIES, 45.6 BILLION IS FOR CITIES.

AND I INTENTIONALLY PIT THIS FOR FEWER THAN 50 K, BECAUSE THAT'S AN EXAMPLE OR HOW SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS A BILL CAN UTILIZE THAT THRESHOLD OF 50,000 AS WHAT DIFFERENTIATES WHO HAS ACCESS TO $45.6 BILLION, VERSES WHICH CITIES HAVE ACCESS TO ONLY 19.5.

SO CLEARLY, REAL LIFE EXAMPLE OF LAST WEEK, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT USING THAT THRESHOLD OF 50,000 POPULATION FOR DIRECT ALLOCATIONS. AND PART OF THAT 360 WAS 10 BILLION FOR CORONAVIRUS CAPITOL PROJECTS FUND.

WHICH WE ASSUME WILL ALLOW US AND OTHERS TO APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDS. NOW, YOU MAY BE ASKING HOW MUCH WILL THE CITY OF VICTORIA GET. WELL, 15 MILLION-DOLLARS IS THE SHORT ANSWER. WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY MUCH GREATER AMOUNT THAN THE AMOUNT THAT WE WERE ABLE TO SEEK REIMBURSEMENT FOR WHEN THE FIRST COVID PACKAGE WAS PASSED.

WHICH NOW SEEMS LIKE FOREVER AGO, BUT THIS IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. THAT ORIGINAL PROCESS FUNNELS THOSE DOLLARS TO THE STATE. YOU MAY RECALL THAT TDEM WAS THE ENTITY RESPONSIBLE. IT WAS REIMBURSEMENT BASE SO WE HAD TO INCUR THE EXPENSE. SPEND IT, SUBMIT IT.

AND OBVIOUSLY YOU MARA CALL THAT WE USED THE BIG CHUNK OF IT FOR OUR HAZARD PAY FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND A FEW OTHER THINGS THAT WE NEEDED TO TAKE CARE OF.

SO JUST GET US READY FOR GETTING BACK TO NORMAL SO TO SPEAK.

THIS IS DIFFERENT. THESE FUNDS WILL COME IN TWO SEPARATE ALLOCATIONS. THE FIST ONE BEING 50% OF THAT, NO MORE THAN 60 DAYS FROM MARCH 11TH.

AND THEN THE REMAINDER WOULD COME NO LATTER THAN ONE YEAR AFTER THE FIRST PAYMENT. FROM WHAT WE GATHER THERE ISN'T A SPECIFIC PROCESS WE NEED TO FOLLOW.

THERE ARE SOME REPORTING REQUIREMENTS THAT WOULD HAVE TO COME AFTERWARDS. BUT THERE ISN'T ANYTHING AT THE FIRST OF THE PROCESS, UNLIKE THE FIRST ONE WE WENT THROUGH LAST YEAR. AND THIS TIME THE TIMETABLE FOR THE USAGE OF THE FUNDS IS MUCH FURTHER OUT.

SO THIS BILL HAS THAT BEING DECEMBER 21ST, 2024, SO IT GIVES COMMUNITIES SOME TIME TO THINK STRATEGICALLY ABOUT HOW TO INVEST THOSE DOLLARS. I WILL SAY THAT THE COUNTY IS ALSO SLATED TO GET AN ALLOCATION.

NOT AS SIGNIFICANT AS OURS. TO BE DETERMINED OF OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL SEA DIRECT ALLOCATION, I DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO TALK WITH DAVID DIRECTLY.

BUT I BATHER FROM READING THE SUMMARIES THAT HAVE BEEN COMING OUT THAT WILL WILL BE DIRECT ALLOCATIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES, I AM JUST NOT SURE IF. FOR HOW CAN YOU UTILIZE THOSE FUNDS. AND SO SOME OF THIS IS CONSIST.

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SOME OF IS BASED OFF OF LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FIRST BILL.

SO FOR EXAMPLE THE FIRST BILL DID NOT ALLOW YOU TO USE THOSE FUNDS FOR LOSS OF REVENUE. THIS ONE WILL.

THIS ALLOWS US TO GO BACK, SALES TAX.

HOW MUCH SALES TAX WAS LOWERS. CATCH THE DIFFERENCE, AND MAKE UP WHOLE SO TO SPEAK. SO REVENUE LOSS.

COVER INCREASED EXPENDITURES RELATED TO THE PANDEMIC.

THIS IS PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. THERE'S SOME QUESTIONS REGARDING WHAT THAT MEANS BUT SIMILAR TO LAST TIME IT WILL BE ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE IT IS WHAT WE THINK IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR ORGANIZATION, AND FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

MITIGATE ECONOMIC HARM IN THE COMMUNITY UX THE FIRST -- THE PREVIOUS TWO BILLS THAT WERE PASSED WERE VERY FOCUSED ON SMALL BUSINESSES PRIVATE SMALL BUSINESSES.

GRANTS, LOAN PROGRAMS, ETC. YOU MAY RECALL JEFF FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, I DON'T KNOW IF HE MADE IT IN THIS SETTING BUT HE MADE A COMMENT THAT HIM NOT BEING HAPPY BECAUSE THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WAS NOLL ELIGIBLE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT A PRIVATE BUSINESS. AND SO THIS BILL ATTEMPTS TO MAKE THAT FOR MUCH BROADER AND SO NONPROFITS ARE ELIGIBLE.

EVEN SPECIFIC INDUSTRIES IN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY.

WHETHER THAT'S HOTELS OR WHETHER IT IS MUSEUMS OR THINGS OF THAT SORT. AND SO THIS WOULD CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ESTABLISH GRANT PROGRAMS TO A BROADER DEGREE THAN THE FIRST BILL WOULD HAVE ALLOWED US TO DO.

AS A REMINDER WE DIDN'T SET OFF GRANT PROGRAM.

WE PARTNERED WITH PEOPLE FUND TO SET OFF LOAN PROGRAM.

PREMIUM PAY FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS FAIRLY CONSIST WITH WHAT WAS THE CASE THE FIRST TIME. FROM WHAT WE GATHER THE INTENT BEHIND THE INCLUSION IN THIS BILL IS TO FOCUS OF COURSE ON ESSENTIAL WORKERS THAT ARE INVOLVED WITH VACCINATION CLINICS. THERE'S A CLEAR INTENT THAT NOW WE ARE AT A STAGE IN THIS PANDEMIC WHERE THE FOCUS IS THE APPLICATION OF THE VACCINES. MAYOR PRO TEM YOU MAY RECALL FROM OUR CALL WITH POLICY, THERE'S A LOT OF CONVERSATION ABOUT FATIGUE, AND BURN OUT. AND SO I THINK THERE'S AN ATTEMPT TO TRY TO OFFER SOME FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE FOLKS THAT HAVE SACRIFICED SO MUCH, TO KEEP THESE MOVING FORWARD. LASTLY, THERE WAS AN INCLUSION THAT ALLOWS SOME OF THESE FUNDS TO BE SPENT FOR WATER, SEWER, AND BROADBAND. WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE ASSOCIATED WITH COVID. AND SO THAT OBVIOUSLY ESPECIALLY IN OUR SITUATIONS, WITH WHAT WE JUST WENT THROUGH, A FEW WEEKS AGO, THIS PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE UTILIZING SOME OF THESE FUNDS TO FURTHER MAKE OUR WATER SYSTEM MORE RESILIENT. NOW, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN IS TO BE DETERMINED. LIT TAKE SOME TIME FOR US TO REALLY TRY AND GAT HEAR THE NEEDS ARE OF THE COMMUNITY.

AND THIS IS WHERE I WANT TO MANAGE EXPECTATIONS AND ASK FOR PATIENCE. BECAUSE WE WILL NEED TIME TO MEET WITH OUR SERVICE AGENCIES FOR EXAMPLES.

OUR NONPROFITS. TO REALLY IDENTIFY WHAT THE NEED IS. WE WILL NEED TO MEET WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY. WE WILL OBVIOUSLY WITH CONVERSATIONS WITH COUNCIL ALSO GET A FEEL FOR WHAT OUR INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS ARE. YOU MAY RECALL THAT WE GOING WIH BROADBAND. SO BE DETERMINED ON WHAT LOOKS LIKE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THAT. IT WOULD MAKE SENSE TO ALLOW THAT PROCESS TO FINISH TO MAKE A DECISION IF WE THINK IT IS APPROPRIATE TO ALLOCATE TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THAT.

SO SOME OF THESE THINGS WILL TAKE TIME.

A LOT OF THESE ELEMENTS THAT WILL TAKE SOME TIME.

I AM SURE THAT SOME OTHER COMMUNITIES WILL PROBABLY START ADMINISTERING PROGRAMS IN A QUICK PASSION, BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMIND EVERYONE, THAT HERE WE HAVE NOT BEEN DOING THAT. AND WE ARE NOT STRUCTURES TO ALL OF US A SUDDEN BE ABLE TO ADMINISTER MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF GRANT FUNDS. AS A COMPARISON WOE RECEIVE CLOSE TO $600,000 OF FUND AS YEAR, AND YOU KNOW HOW ROBUST THAT PROCESS IS. AND HOW MUCH STAFF TIME THAT TAKES. SO IMAGINE WHAT WE WILL HAVE TO DO ORGANIZATIONALLY TO ADJUST TO BE ABLE TO ADMINISTER GRANT PROGRAMS THAT MAY BE IN THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

SO ALL OF THAT WILL TAKE TIME TO FIGURE OUT.

I WANTED TO INFORM YOU OF THE FIGURE, IF YOU HAVEN'T HARD IT ALREADY. AND IFAR LITTLE BIT OF PATIENCE AS WE WORK THROUGH THE PROCESS. OBVIOUSLY COUNCIL WILL BE

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INVOLVED IN THAT CONVERSATION AS WELL, AND SO HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN THAT DURING OUR ONE ON ONE MEETING, OR OTHERWISE WE WILL PLAN TO HAVE MEETING ABOUT YOUR PRIORITIES AS MORE INFORMATION COMES OUT. SO WITH THAT I WILL ANSWER ANY

QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE? >> ITEM 5, THIS DRAINAGE

INCLUDING IN THAT? >> I DID NOT READ THE WORD DRAINAGE. IT WAS VERY SPECIFIC WATER,

SEWER, AND BROADBAND. >> I WAS HOPING.

>> WHAT GOES INTO THE DRAINS? >> WHAT GOES INTO THE DRAINS?

>>> IF YOU ARE ON MAIN STREET IT IS A BUNCH OF DIRT FROM TEXAS

CONCRETE. >> WATER.

>> BUT TYPICALLY, YES, WATER. >> NICE FOR GOOD NEWS.

>> WE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING IT SINCE WE FOUND OUT.

AND IT IS GOING TO BE A CHALLENGING PROCESS.

$15 MILLION SOUNDS LIKE A LOT, BUT IT WILL GO VERY QUICK.

ESPECIALLY IF WE ALLOCATE MILLIONS TO BROADBAND AND OTHER THINGS. BUT IT WILL GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOMETHING THAT WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO DO, WHICH IS ESTABLISH A GRANT PROGRAM AND TRULY MAKE MORE OF AN IMPACT FOR THEM. TYPICALLY OUR SERVICE AGENCIES ARE TYPICALLY CAPPED AT WHAT THEY CAN ASK FOR.

AND YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE. SO I WON'T REPEAT WHO THE ENTITIES ARE, BUT THIS WILL PRESENT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HAVE FUNDS SO THAT THEY CAN APPLY TO A PROCESS THAT WE JUST HAVEN'T HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO BEFORE.

AND SO THAT PART IS EXCITING EVEN THOUGH IT MAY COME WITH HEADACHES AND IT WILL BE WORTH IT.

NOT EVERY DAY WE GET $15.7 MILLION.

>> THAT'S RIGHT. NOTE EVERY DAY WE SPEND

1.9 TRILLION. >> THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT.

ALL RIGHT THAT CONCLUDES THIS PRESENTATION, AND ALSO CONCLUDE THE CITY MANAGERS REPORT FOR THIS EVENING.

>> WITHOUT HAVING ANY MORE BUSINESS I WILL JUST CALL THE MEETING. OKAY.

[G. Executive Sessions:]

AT THIS TIME, WE WILLED A JOIN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

>> THE CITY COUNCIL WILL RECESS ON MARCH 16TH AT 6:33 P.M.

THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE DELIBERATION IS AS FOLLOWS.

AN EXECUTIVE SESSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE 551.071, CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY ON MATTER INVOLVING PENDING OR CONTEMPLATED LITIGATION OR OTHER MATTER IN WHICH THE DUTY OF ATTORNEY TO THE GOVERNMENT BODY UNDER THE TEXAS TIS PLAIN HAIR RULES. AND THE EXECUTIVE SESSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.

TO DISCUSS OR DELIBERATE THE OFFER OF A FINANCIAL OR OTHER INCENTIVE TO A BUSINESS PROSPECT THAT THE CITY SEEKS TO HAVE, LOCATE, STAY, OR EXPAND IN OR NEAR THE CITY, AND WHICH THE CITY IS CONDUCTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEGOTIATIONS.

>> OKAY. DO WE TAKE A RECESS? A FIVE MINUTE RECESS?

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.