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>> GOOD MORNING.

WELCOME TO THE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING OF NOVEMBER 29, 2018.

>> COUNCILWOMAN VIAGRAN WILL NOT BE HERE.

SHE IS ATTENDING A WORLD HERITAGE SYMPOSIUM.

>> MAYOR, WE DO HAVE A QUORUM.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: GOOD MORNING.

WELCOME, EVERYONE, TO OUR CITY COUNCIL A SESSION AGENDA.

THE TIME IS 9:22 A.M.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

WE WERE WAITING FOR A FEW

[1. Invocation]

ATTENDEES TO ARRIVE.

BUT WE WILL GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED NOW.

WE WILL BEGIN WITH AN INVOCATION.

THE GUEST IS OF COUNCILMAN SALDANA.

>> SALDANA: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO GET TO INTRODUCE YOU ALL TO RABBI MARA NATHAN, WHO MANY OF YOU ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH.

IF YOU ALLOW ME A MINUTE, AS RABBI MARA NATHAN APPROACHES THE MIC, I'M GOING TO READ HER BIO.

RABBI MARA NATHAN BEGAN HER TENURE AT TEMPLE BETH-EL IN 2014.

THES THE FIRST WOMAN TO SERVE AS SENIOR RABBI OF A CONGREGATION IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

SHE IS DEDICATING TO BUILDING A COMMUNITY THAT VALUES THE HOLY PURPOSE IN EVERY HUMAN BEING.

WORKED IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES FROM 1994 TO 2014 AND DURING HER ALMOST 20 YEARS OF SERVICE AT LARCHMONT TEMPLE SHE PLAYED AN INSTRUMENTAL ROLE IN ALL ASPECTS OF CONGREGATIONAL LIFE, INCLUDING RITUAL AND LIFE-LONG LEARNING.

RABBI MARA NATHAN WAS ORDAINED BY THE JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION IN NEW YORK IN 2000, A RECIPIENT OF THE STEINHARDT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO STUDENTS TO FURTHER INFORMAL EDUCATION WITH TEENS AND COLLEGE AGE STUDENT AND RECEIVED AWARDS FOR HEBREW, HISTORY, TALMUDIC STUDIES AND RECEIVED A BACHELOR OF ARTS FROM NORTHWEST UNIVERSITY IN 1993.

RABBI NATHAN AND HER HUSBAND, LARRY, HAVE THREE CHILDREN.

ISAAC, SOLOMON, AND MIRIAM.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

>> IT'S AN HONOR TO BE WITH ALL OF YOU THIS MORNING TO OFFER AN INVOCATION FOR THE WORK FOR YOUR DAY AND THE WORK YOU HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO DO.

OUR WORLDWIDE CAPACITY TO BE CONNECTED HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER AND YET A CLIMATE THAT EMPHASIZES POLITICAL, CULTURAL, AND RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES THREATENS TO KEEP US APART .

AS OUR SAN ANTONIO CITY COUNCIL YOU ARE CALLED UPON TO REMEMBER THE HIGHER PURPOSE OF YOUR OFFICE TO LEAD YOUR FELLOW SAN ANTONIANS BY CREATING OPPORTUNITIES AND SEEKING SOLUTIONS, ENABLING OUR GREAT CITY TO CONTINUE TO GROW AND EVOLVE.

IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE ANCIENT JEWISH TEACHINGS SPEAK NOT ONLY TO THE DEDICATION OF OUR CIVIC LEADERS GATHERED HERE TODAY BUT WHAT IT MEANS TO CULTIVATE A VISION FOR THE FUTURE THAT WILL KEEP SAN ANTONIO STRONG AND SAFE AND PROUD.

WHO IS WISE? WHEN WHO LEARNS FROM EVERYONE, AS IT IS SAID FROM ALL MY TEACHERS HAVE I GAINED KNOWLEDGE FROM YOUR COUNCILS ARE MY MEDITATION.

MAY YOU LEARN FROM EACH OTHER AND THOSE YOU REPRESENT EVERY DAY.

MAY YOU BE QUICK TO ASK QUESTIONS AND DELIBERATE IN THE CHOICES YOU MAKE.

HE CONTINUES, WHO IS MIGHTY.

ONE WHO CONTROLS ONE'S IMPULSES AS IT IS SAID BETTER LONG SUFFERING THAN MIGHTY AND RULING ONE'S OWN SPIRIT THAN CAPTURING A CITY.

MAY YOU ACT NOT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF YOUR OWN INTERESTS BUT IN THE INTERESTS OF THE GREATER GOOD.

MAY COMPASSION AND GENEROSITY ALWAYS BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS.

WHO IS RICH? ONE WHO REJOICES IN ONE'S PORTION, AS IT IS SAID.

YOU SHALL ENJOY THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABORS.

YOU SHALL BE HAPPY AND PROSPER AND YOU SHALL BE HAPPY IN THIS WORLD AND YOU SHALL PROSPER IN THE WORLD TO COME.

MAY WE CELEBRATE THE GIFTS THAT OUR GREAT CITY HAS TO OFFER, HONORING THE CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND THE RICH HISTORY WE POSSESS.

AND WHO IS HONORED? ONE WHO HONORS ALL CREATURES.

FOR THE ONE WHO HONORS ME I SHALL HONOR.

AS OUR CITY COUNCIL MAY YOU ALWAYS SEEK TO REPRESENT THE BEST INTERESTS OF ALL OF US WHO LIVE HERE, REGARDLESS OF OUR AGE, GENDER, RELIGIOUS ORIENTATION, ECONOMIC REALITY, OR PARTY AFFILIATION, TO LEAD WITH INTEGRITY, THOUGHTFULNESS AND LOVE.

THE RABBIS OF THETALMUD UNDERSTOOD THAT GREAT LEADERSHIP IS NOT ABOUT WORKING ALONE BUT RATHER ABOUT GAINING WISDOM AND

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INSIGHTS FROM COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS.

MAY YOU RECOGNIZE THE BLESSINGS YOU HAVE AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK TOGETHER.

MAY YOU RECOGNIZE THE PRIVILEGE AND RESPONSIBILITY YOUR FELLOW SAN ANTONIANS HAVE GIVEN TO YOU.

AND MAY YOU FEEL LIFTED UP IN THIS SACRED PURPOSE OF LEADING OUR COMMUNITY FOR THE TIME THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO YOU.

[2. Pledge of Allegiance]

AMEN.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, RABBI NATHAN.

ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TRANSLATION SERVICES.

[3. Approval of Minutes of the Special City Council Meeting of October 11, 2018 and the Regular City Council Meetings of October 17 - 18, 2018.]

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THE FIRST ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS THE APPROVAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES FROM OCTOBER 11, AND THE MEETINGS FROM OCTOBER 17 AND 18.

>> SO MOVE.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES FROM OCTOBER 11, 17, AND 18.

PLEASE VOTE.

[Additional Item]

MOTION CARRIES.

I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE COUNCIL MEMBER SANDOVAL FOR A POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.

>> SANDOVAL: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

GOOD MORNING.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR ALLOWING ME THIS POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE TO HIGHLIGHT SOMETHING HAPPENING IN THE DISTRICT 7 COMMUNITY.

TODAY WE'LL BE VOTING ON AN AGENDA ITEM TO CREATE A NEW PARK IN DISTRICT 7 IN THE WOODLAWN HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MR. RUBEN SANCHEZ, THE PRESIDENT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, COME FORWARD.

THIS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION WAS CREATED BY THE LATE MARCY BROCK IN THE 1990S.

THE COMMUNITY IS COMPRISED OF OVER 750 HOMES AND IS LOCATED NORTHWEST OF ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY AND SOUTH OF BANDERA ROAD.

RUBEN SANCHEZ IS IN HIS TENTH YEAR AS A COMMUNITY LEADER.

AND, IN FACT, YOU CAN FOLLOW HIM ON THE 311 APP BECAUSE HE'S NUMBER THREE ON THE LEADERBOARD AND VERY ACTIVE UTILIZING THE APP TO IMPROVE HIS COMMUNITY.

IN FACT, WHEN I TOOK OFFICE, RUBEN CAME TO ME WITH A LONG LIST OF ISSUES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HADN'T BEEN TAKEN CARE OF, BUT NOW, THANKS TO WORKING TOGETHER, BUT ALSO TO THE 311 APP, A LOT OF THOSE THINGS ARE BEING TAKEN CARE OF DIRECTLY BY CITY STAFF.

SO THANK YOU, RUBEN, FOR BEING ON THE LEADERBOARD.

H'S BEEN A TENACIOUS INDIVIDUAL LEADING THE WOODLAWN HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION FOR OVER A DECADE.

RUBEN, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TODAY AND FOR ALL OF YOUR ADVOCACY FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AND FOR HELPING US CREATE THIS GREEN SPACE.

THIS WAS YOUR BRAIN CHILD.

I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, XAVIER, ROCKY, VERONICA, SANDY, MARIA VILLAGOMEZ, THE CITYF COUD MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS, ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT TODAY.

RUBEN, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS?

>> THANK YOU, COUNCILWOMAN, COUNCIL.

WELL, THE ASSOCIATION GOT STARTED PRIMARILY BY MARCY BROCK.

SHE GOT A LOT OF THE COMMUNITY, A LOT OF THE NEIGHBORS TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

FOR THE LONGEST TIME IT RAN PRETTY WELL UNTIL BELINDA MARK ACTUALLY GOT THE ASSOCIATION GOING AS A RESULT OF DEVELOPMENT.

WE STARTED WORKING TOGETHER, GETTING MORE PEOPLE TOGETHER, EVOLVED.

AND IT WAS NOT UNTIL SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER, I THINK SHE HAD A REAL SEVERE CANCER, THAT SHE CAME AND ASKED ME TO TAKE OVER.

AFTER I TOOK OVER, SHE PASSED AWAY.

SO SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN DOING WHAT SHE REQUESTED, WHICH WAS TO PROMOTE THE NEIGHBORHOOD, HELP OUT THE CHILDREN.

AND NOW WE HAVE A PARK COMING.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU,

[Consent Agenda]

COUNCILWOMAN SANDOVAL.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON NOW TO OUR BUSINESS AGENDA.

AND ALL ITEMS ARE ON CONSENT.

I WILL NOTE THAT ITEM 18 WAS PULLED BY STAFF AND WILL NOT BE HEARD TODAY.

SO NOW I WOULD LIKE TO ASK MY COLLEAGUES IF THERE ARE ANY ITEMS FROM WHICH THEY WOULD LIKE

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TO PULL FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA TO BE HEARD INDIVIDUALLY.

ITEM 22.

ANY OTHERS? HEARING NONE, I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR THE BALANCE OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

COUNCILMAN COURAGE, YOU SAID YOU HAD COMMENT ON AN ITEM?

>> COURAGE: I WILL MOVE TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA, BUT I WANTED TO POINT OUT ONE ITEM THAT IS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

IT'S A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE APPLICATION LED BY ALAMO COLLEGES FOUNDATION.

WITH JP MORGAN, WHICH IS COMMITTING $500 MILLION GLOBALLY, UP TO $3 MILLION IN CITIES TO SUPPORT CREATIVE COLLABORATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO HELP EDUCATE OUR STUDENTS IN THE MIDDLE CLASS.

ALAMO COLLEGES FOUNDATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SA WORKS AND P-16 PLUS, THE COUNCIL OF BEXAR COUNTY, FAMILY SERVICES, SAN ANTONIO EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP, AND LOCAL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE ADDRESSING COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY IN BEXAR COUNTY BY INTRODUCING THE ALAMO PROMISE.

SHOULD THEY RECEIVE GRANT FUNDING FROM THIS, THAT MONEY WOULD BE DEDICATED TOWARD THIS.

AS A TEACHER FOR MANY, MANY YEARS, I'M VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS.

AND I JUST WISH THE GROUP SUCCESS IN ASKING FOR THIS GRANT.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: I THINK THE PROMISE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS COMMUNITY AND DESERVES OUR SUPPORT.

AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THIS COME TO FRUITION.

WE DO HAVE SEVERAL CITIZENS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS. I DO UNDERSTAND THERE ARE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENT HILL ASSOCIATION WHO ARE HERE TO SPEAK ON ITEM 15, WHICH IS ON CONSENT, AND THEY HAVE DESIGNATED A SPOKESPERSON FOR THAT.

IF YOU COULD STEP FORWARD, I THINK IT'S DONNA LISTEN SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP.

DONNA, YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES.

>> THANK YOU, GOOD MORNING.

THE RABBI JUST HIT A REALLY STRONG POINT OF WHAT SHE WAS PRAYING FOR Y'ALL IS WHAT WE PRAY FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION BOARDS THAT WE FEEL WE ARE NOT GETTING.

AND SO I'M BRINGING SOMETHING TO YOU AS A CONCERN THAT WE ARE, AS A NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS NOT BEING REPRESENTED CORRECTLY.

WE HAVE FELT THAT OUR NEIGHBORS ARE BEING NOT ALLOWED TO ATTEND SOME OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS WHERE THE CITY IS BRINGING THINGS TO US.

AND SO WE ARE ASKING THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS THROUGHOUT -- EACH ONE OF YOU HAVE MANY OF THEM -- YOU'RE GIVING THEM A LOT OF POWER BY FORMING THESE ASSOCIATIONS, GIVING THEM BOARD, LISTENING TO THEM WHEN THINGS GO TO PLANNING ZONING AND COMING TO YOU.

BUT YET THERE IS NOTHING THAT IS GOVERNING THEM AND MONITORING THEM.

AND SPEAKING TODAY WITH OUR CITY CLERK, SHE ASKED US IF WE WOULD MAYBE SPEAK TO ROD SANCHEZ.

IF THERE'S ANOTHER DIRECTION WE NEED TO BE GOING WITH THIS.

BUT WE WANT FAIR REPRESENTATION.

I HAVE A LETTER HERE I WILL SHARE WITH Y'ALL THAT I SHARED WITH THE ASSOCIATION ASKING FOR SOME ANSWERS.

THE ANSWERS ARE IN HERE, WHICH WAS NO ANSWER AT ALL.

BUT I DON'T HAVE ANYBODY NOW TO GO TO AFTER I DON'T GET ANSWERS FROM THEM ON WHERE TO GET ANSWERS FROM.

AND IT'S BEEN VERY FRUSTRATING.

YOU CAN SEE THERE'S MANY OF US, NOT JUST MYSELF, THAT WE DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO FROM HERE.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE COMING TO YOU IS THAT WE HOPE THERE'S SOMEBODY HERE THAT CAN HELP US, GUIDE US OF WHERE GRIEVANCES NEED TO GO TO, WHERE THERE'S GOVERNING, I MEAN, FROM NOT BEING ABLE TO DENYING MEMBERS BECAUSE THEY'RE TROUBLEMAKERS OR BECAUSE THEY SPOKE IN FRONT OF YOU AGAINST WHAT SOMEBODY ELSE SAID.

SO WE'RE JUST REALLY ASKING FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS AND GUIDANCE OF WHERE WE NEED TO GO.

MAY I SHARE MY LETTER WITH EACH ONE OF YOU AND RESPONSE, JUST SO YOU CAN HAVE?

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: SURE.

IF YOU GIVE IT TO THE CLERK WE CAN HAVE IT DISTRIBUTED TO COUNCIL.

>> THIS IS DATED A YEAR AND A HALF AGO, SO THIS ISN'T SOMETHING THAT HAS HAPPENED JUST RECENTLY, BUT SOMETHING THAT IS CONTINUING HAPPENING.

WE TALKED TO OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS.

MANY OF THEM HAVE BROKEN UP INTO SEVERAL DIFFERENT ASSOCIATIONS BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT GETTING WHAT THEY'RE NEEDING.

AND, TO ME, LET'S SOLVE THE PROBLEM, NOT JUST KEEP BREAKING INTO PIECES AND DISSOLVING OUR

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WORDS.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME TODAY.

THIS IS ALL -- THIS IS ONE LETTER HERE.

THERE'S A LETTER FROM AN ATTORNEY, BECAUSE THIS PARTICULAR MEMBER SPOKE TO YOU AGAINST SOMETHING.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, MS. LISTEN.

CITY MANAGER HAS A STATEMENT.

>> SCULLEY: JUST TO SAY WELCOME THIS MORNING.

WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE.

WE DO WELCOME THE INPUT FROM ALL ASPECTS OF THE COMMUNITY.

AND IN THE END WE MAY NOT ALL BE UNANIMOUS IN THE AGREEMENT, BUT THE PERSON TO WORK WITH IS VERONICA SOTO, OUR DIRECTOR OF NEIGHBORHOODS AND HOUSING SERVICES.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME OVER TO THE SIDE, WE'LL TALK WITH YOU NOW AND GET A MEETING SET UP SO THAT WE CAN WORK WITH YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, SHERYL.

ALL RIGHT.

WE ALSO HAVE OTHER ITEMS THAT REMAIN ON CONSENT WITH COMMENT.

LOOKING FOR MY LIST.

JACK FINGER.

>> OKAY.

WELL, MAYOR NIRENBERG AND OTHER MEMBERS OF OUR SAN ANTONIO CITY COUNCIL.

FOR THE RECORD, MY NAME IS JACK M. FINGER.

YOU KNOW, MR. MAYOR, WHEN YOU WERE RUNNING FOR OFFICE YOU SAID YOU DID NOT WANT CITY HALL TO BE FILLED WITH ALL KINDS OF SPECIAL INTERESTS.

AND BY SPECIAL INTERESTS WE TAKE THAT TO MEAN THE INTERESTS THAT ARE JUST OUT OF A TINY MINORITY THAT DON'T REFLECT THE MAIN, THE VAST MAJORITY OF ALL THE CITIZENS HERE IN TOWN.

BUT IT SEEMS, MR. MAYOR, THAT YOU'RE APPOINTING PEOPLE TO VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS THAT DON'T REFLECT OUR VALUES, ESPECIALLY THOSE OF THE CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY HERE IN TOWN.

AND I SPEAK TO ONE IN PARTICULAR.

ITEM 15C IS THE APPOINTMENT OF A LADY BY THE NAME OF BRIELLE INSLER TO THE MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

IT'S A LITTLE COMMITTEE THAT DEALS WITH VARIOUS ISSUES IMPORTANT TO WOMEN AND MAKES PROPOSALS AND EVENTUALLY SHIFTS IT TO YOU, THE CITY COUNCIL.

IT'S JUST ADVISORY IN NATURE.

YES, YOU'RE GOING TO SAY THAT, JACK, YOU'RE GETTING YOUR FEATHERS RUFFLED OVER SOMETHING THAT ISN'T IMPORTANT AT ALL.

IT'S NOT LIKE A DR. WU, THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD ABORTIONIST WHO HAS AUTHORITY AND CARRIES OUT POWER TO VARIOUS COUNTIES ALL AROUND THE STATE HERE.

NO, YEAH, BUT THIS LADY IS A PART OF A COMMISSION THAT DEALS WITH POLICIES THAT YOU ARE GOING TO WEIGH IN ON AND THAT YOU ARE VOTING FOR RIGHT NOW.

MR. AUDIO-VISUAL MAN, PUT THAT UP THERE.

WE'RE GOING TO SEE WHAT KIND OF PERSON IS MS. INSLER.

WHO HAS SHE WORKED FOR.

LOOK AT THE UNDERLINED AREA, IF YOU WOULD.

YEAH.

WELL, SHE'S WORKED FOR THE SUSAN G. KOMEN FOUNDATION.

THAT'S THE ONE THAT GIVES MONEY TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

TEXAS CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT.

YEAH, THEY ARE THE ONES THAT -- WELL, LET'S GET MY OLD GLASSES ON HERE.

YEAH.

TEXAS CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT HAS WORKED TO HELP ILLEGAL ALIENS.

MOVE TEXAS IS PRO HOMOSEXUAL AND PRO SOCIALISTIC, AS VIEWING THEIR SUPPORT OF THE SICK PAY ISSUE THAT CAME BEFORE YOU GUYS A FEW WEEKS AGO.

AND WHO ELSE HAS SHE WORKED FOR? WELL, SHE WORKED FOR THE VARIOUS CAMPAIGNS, BRIELLE HAS ENTRENCHED HERSELF IN CAMPAIGNS FOR THOSE SUCH AS DIEGO BERNAL, WHO GAVE US THE RIGHTS FOR HOMOSEXUALS.

WENDY DAVIS, SHE BOASTED ABOUT HER ABORTIONS.

MR. ROBERTO C. TREVINO.

I HAVE SEEN THAT DUDE IN THE HOMOSEXUAL PARADES THERE, SEVERAL TIMES, IN FACT.

AND JULIAN CASTRO.

I KEEP GETTING THEM MIXED UP WITH FIDEL.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, MR. FINGER.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE MOTION ON THE FLOOR, THE BALANCE FOR THE CONSENT AGENDA SAVE FOR 18 AND 22 PULLED FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR THE BALANCE OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

PLEASE VOTE.

[22. Ordinance approving a Mutual Aid Agreement with Joint Base SanAntonio to provide better coordination during a civil emergency ordisaster for the City of San Antonio. [Erik Walsh, Deputy CityManager; Charles N. Hood, Fire Chief]]

MOTION CARRIES .

ITEM NO. 22.

>> ITEM NO. 22 IS AN ORDINANCE

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APPROVING A MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT WITH JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO TO PROVIDE BETTER COORDINATION DURING THE CIVIL EMERGENCY OR DISASTER FOR THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: COUNCILMAN PERRY.

>> PERRY: THANK YOU, SIR.

WE WERE WAITING ON -- IS GENERAL LINDERMAN HERE? OKAY.

GREAT.

WELL, CHIEF HOOD, I PULLED THIS ITEM FOR YOU TO COME TALK ABOUT A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT WITH THE MILITARY ON OUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES.

AND IF YOU COULD COME TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT, AND GENERAL AYALA, IF YOU COULD SAY A FEW WORDS AS WELL.

>> GOOD MORNING, MAYOR, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

IT'S AN HONOR TO BE HERE WITH YOU THIS MORNING.

FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS THANK COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THE SAN ANTONIO FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OVER THE YEARS.

AND WE HAVE BUILT UP A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF RESOURCES, CAPABILITIES BETWEEN THESE TWO DEPARTMENTS.

AND SO OUR CAPABILITIES HERE ARE SOME OF THE FINEST IN THE COUNTRY.

AND WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH FOUR MILITARY BASES OVER THE YEARS WHO HAVE HAD INDIVIDUAL PLANS, INDIVIDUAL AGREEMENTS.

AND SO THEY DO ALL FOUR HAVE LARGE FOOTPRINTS IN OUR CITY AND IN OUR REGION.

THEY ALSO HAVE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF CAPABILITIES AND RESOURCES.

SO FOR US TO BE ABLE TO COMBINE THOSE THINGS IS GOING TO ALLOW US TO BETTER SERVE THIS CITY.

I THINK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US LOOK AT THE PAPERS IN THE NEWS AND WE SEE THAT THE CLIMATE IS AN ISSUE.

WE SEE NATURAL EVENTS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE TO WHERE WE'RE FLOODING AND WE'RE BURNING.

AND THOSE THINGS COULD HAPPEN HERE.

WE ALSO SEE THE EVIL IN THIS COUNTRY THAT IS PUT ON DISPLAY ALMOST ON A WEEKLY BASIS.

AND FOR US TO HAVE THOSE CAPABILITIES WITH THE MILITARY, WITH JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, IT'S GOING TO IMPROVE OUR ABILITY TO RESPOND, OUR ABILITY TO MITIGATE SITUATIONS, AND OUR ABILITY TO MAKE THE CITIZENS OF THIS CITY BETTER PREPARED IN AN EMERGENCY AND SAFER.

SO, AGAIN, IT'S AN EXCITING DAY FOR US.

WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD A TREMENDOUS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MILITARY, PARTICULARLY WITH FORT SAM, BAMC, THE WORK THAT WE DO ON THE STREETS EVERY DAY IS PAYING DIVIDENDS TO THE CITIZENS.

ON BEHALF OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE CITY, WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY TODAY TO JOIN MUTUAL AID WITH JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO.

>> PERRY: THANK YOU, SIR.

GENERAL.

>> MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

I WANT TO ECHO THE CHIEF'S WORDS.

I THINK WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS, THE CITY'S BEEN WORKING ON THIS AGREEMENT SINCE 2010.

AND SO I THINK THIS IS JUST ANOTHER GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE GREAT PARTNERSHIP THAT WE'VE GOT WITH OUR MILITARY HERE, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO.

BUT NOT ONLY THEM, ALSO WITH THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD AND WITH ALL OUR VETERANS AND OUR RETIREES THAT ARE IN THE CITY.

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT, AS YOU KNOW, IT'S AN IMPORTANT AGREEMENT BUT IT'S NOT THE FIRST KIND OF AGREEMENT.

DURING HURRICANE HARVEY I RECALL WALKING INTO THE EOC AND THE MILITARY WAS WELL REPRESENTED, NOT ONLY IN THE NATIONAL GUARD AND THE RESERVES WERE THERE BUT JOINT SAN ANTONIO HAD FOLKS THERE.

THE FEEDBACK I GET FROM THE GENERAL OFFICERS AT JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO IS THAT THE RELATIONSHIP THAT THEY HAVE WITH OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES, FIRE AND POLICE OF US IN THE MILITARY HAVE TRAVELED TO MANY BASES, MANY CITIES, MANY COMMUNITIES, NOT ONLY IN THE STATES BUT OVERSEAS.

AND SO I KNOW GENERAL LINDERMAN IS VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THIS.

SHE'S OUT HERE SOMEWHERE.

THERE SHE IS.

AND SO I THINK THIS IS VERY APPROPRIATE.

BUT I ALSO WANT TO COMPLIMENT GENERAL LINDERMAN AND I WANT TO THANK HER FOR -- WE HAVE GREAT COOPERATION.

THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE.

ONE OF THEM IS A PAYMENTS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER THING IS THIS SUPPORT AGREEMENT HERE.

AND WE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUED SUPPORT, CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO.

SO WITH THAT, GENERAL LINDERMAN.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MAYOR, MA'AM, SO GREAT TO BE HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AS GENERAL AYALA MENTIONED, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO IS CRITICAL.

WE'RE LINKED.

OUR LIVES ARE TOGETHER, WHETHER IT'S ON DUTY OR OFF DUTY , AND JUST IN THE SHORT TIME THAT I'VE BEEN HERE I'VE SEEN SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS BETWEEN THE CITY AND JUST WITH GATE INCURSIONS ON ALL OF OUR BASES AND HOW WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER.

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THERE'S A GREAT POTENTIAL TO SAVE DOLLARS, INFRASTRUCTURE, TO SAVE LIVES.

THERE'S ALSO A GREAT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY, COMMUNICATION IMPROVEMENTS, AND ULTIMATELY THE SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITIES TOGETHER WITH THIS AGREEMENT.

SO EXTREMELY GRATEFUL.

I KNOW IT'S BEEN A WORK IN PROGRESS.

IT'S TAKEN MANY YEARS TO GET HERE, BUT IT'S WORTH THE WAIT.

AND, AGAIN, WE'RE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO THE CITY AND TO ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE BEEN WITH US ON THIS JOURNEY, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT EVOLUTION IN THE HISTORY OF OUR RELATIONSHIP TOGETHER.

THANK YOU.

>> PERRY: THANK YOU, MA'AM.

LET ME TELL YOU, WE'RE CALLING IT MUTUAL AID.

IT'S A MUTUAL AID AND SUPPORT OF EACH OTHER IN TIMES OF DISASTERS.

YOU KNOW, PROBLEMS OUT THERE THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO AVOID, BUT THEY HAPPEN.

AND THIS GIVES US THE AVENUE TO SUPPORT YOU AS WELL AS YOU SUPPORTING US.

SO I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE HARD WORK.

AND, CHIEF, PUTTING THIS TOGETHER AND WORKING WITH THEM.

IT'S NOT EASY.

THERE'S A LOT OF HURDLES THAT YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH IN MAKING THIS HAPPEN.

BUT THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR PULLING THAT TOGETHER AND LOOK FORWARD TO OTHER OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE CAN KEEP WORKING AND FINDING WAYS THAT WE CAN SUPPORT OUR MILITARY HERE IN SAN ANTONIO. T THANK YOU, MA'AM.

>> YES, SIR.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN PERRY.

AND GENERAL LINDERMAN, THE PARTNERSHIP REMAINS STRONG UNDER YOUR WATCH.

IN FACT, I THINK IT'S GETTING BETTER THAN EVER.

YOU HAVE THE MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND? I DO WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT HERE.

I KNOW YOU ARE VERY BUSY.

YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO DRIVE ALL THIS WAY JUST TO SAY THOSE WORDS, BUT IT REALLY MEANS A LOT TO US AND I THINK IT DEMONSTRATES THE DEPTH OF PARTNERSHIP THAT EXISTS ON THE JBSA SIDE.

WE KNOW WHAT'S OVER HERE, BUT WE KNOW NOW UNDER YOUR LEADERSHIP THE DEPTH OF OUR PARTNERSHIP FROM THE JBSA SIDE, AND WE ARE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, GENERAL, GENERAL AS WELL, AND YOU CHIEF HOOD FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE AS WELL AS COUNCILMAN PERRY FOR STEWARDING THIS RELATIONSHIP.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF ITEM NO. 22.

PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT IS THE BALANCE OF OUR CONSENT AGENDA -- EXCUSE ME.

THAT'S THE BALANCE OF OUR AGENDA FOR OUR BUSINESS THIS MORNING.

WE DO HAVE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

[30. City Manager's Report]

BUT BEFORE WE DO THAT, IS THERE A CITY MANAGER'S REPORT?

>> SCULLEY: YES, MAYOR, JUST QUICKLY A COUPLE OF ITEMS TO SHARE WITH THE COUNCIL AND THE PUBLIC THIS MORNING.

FIRST OF ALL, TODAY WE ARE WELCOMING MORE THAN 10,000 RUNNERS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL ROCK 'N' ROLL MARATHON THAT WE'LL BE HOSTING HERE IN SAN ANTONIO THIS WEEKEND.

I KNOW COUNCILMAN SALDANA IS GOING TO BE A PARTICIPANT.

I'M NOT SURE IF ANY OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE RUNNING THIS YEAR.

THIS WILL BE MY 11TH ROCK 'N' ROLL MARATHON PARTICIPATION, AND SEVERAL OF MY EXECUTIVE TEAM WILL BE RUNNING THEIR VERY FIRST FULL MARATHON.

SO VERY PROUD OF THEM.

AND WE'LL BE OUT THERE CHEERING ON 20,000 RUNNERS AND MORE THAN 10,000 CHILDREN ON SATURDAY THAT PARTICIPATE IN THE KIDS' ROCK PROGRAM.

WE'RE EXCITED TO WELCOME ALL OF THOSE WHO ARE TRAVELING TO SAN ANTONIO.

BUT I'M MOST PROUD OF THE FACT THAT WE HAVE MORE THAN HALF OF OUR RUNNERS IN THE MARATHON ARE COMING FROM THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO WE'VE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS, AND THIS IS PART OF OUR WELLNESS PROGRAM.

SO WELCOME, RUNNERS, TO SAN ANTONIO.

THE SECOND ITEM IS ABOUT THE ALAMO SCULPTURE TRAIL.

IN OCTOBER OF 2016 THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED A DONATION AGREEMENT THAT WOULD FACILITATE A SCULPTURE TRAIL OF 14 STATUES OF HISTORIC FIGURES TO BE PLACED AT THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY AND THE ALAMO.

AND THE TRAIL WAS PRODUCED BY LOCAL PHILANTHROPIST JACK GUNTHER AND WILL CONNECT THE ART MUSEUM TO THE PLAZA.

THE TRAIL INCLUDES SIX CITY-OWNED STATUES.

YOU MAY RECALL THOSE THAT ARE LOCATED AT THE CONVENTION CENTER.

THEY WERE DONATED TO THE CITY BACK IN 2001 BY SEA WORLD OF SEVERAL FAMOUS PEOPLE IN OUR TEXAS HISTORY.

AND THERE ARE EIGHT NEWLY-COMMISSIONED BRONZE STATUES THAT ARE UNDERWAY.

AND SOME ARE READY FOR INSTALLATION.

SOME, THE SIX THAT ARE OWNED BY THE CITY THAT WILL BE PLACED ON THE TRAIL INCLUDE CHARLES GOODNIGHT, WILLIAM TRAVIS, JOSE ANTONIO NAVARRO, STEPHEN F.

AUSTIN, SAM HOUSTON.

THE EIGHT NEW ONES WILL INCLUDE TEDDY ROOSEVELT.

IN FACT, THAT SCULPTURE IS COMPLETED AND WILL BE INSTALLED NEAR THE MENGER HOTEL.

AND DAVY CROCKETT, JAMES BOWIE,

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SUSANNA DICKINSON WILL BE PLACED AT THE ALAMO PLAZA.

THE THREE REMAINING INCLUDE HEINDRICK ARNOLD, JUAN SEGUIN, EMILY MORGAN.

THEY'RE STILL IN DESIGN AND FABRICATION, BUT IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL ART INSTALLATION AND CONNECTING THE BRISCOE ART MUSEUM TO ALAMO PLAZA.

THAT IS UNDERWAY.

YOU'LL START TO SEE THOSE BEING INSTALLED, AND WE'RE EXCITED WITH THAT PROJECT.

SECONDLY, I JUST WANTED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH AN UPDATE ON THE 2017 NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENTS BOND PROGRAM.

WE ARE PROGRESSING.

AND SO UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF PETER ZANONI, OUR DEPUTY CITY MANAGER, VERONICA SOTO, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND HOUSING SERVICES DIRECTOR, AND ALSO JAMIE, THE HOUSING BOND ADMINISTRATOR, THE STAFF HAS IDENTIFIED AND EVALUATED SEVERAL HUNDRED POTENTIAL SITES.

AND AS OF TODAY WE'RE PROCEEDING ON TWO IMPORTANT PROJECTS.

WE HAVE THEM UNDER CONTRACT.

AND THE CITY-OWNED FACILITY IS BEING PLANNED FOR THE HOUSING REDEVELOPMENT.

SO TWO SITES THAT ARE UNDER CONTRACT.

ONE IS IN DISTRICT 2, AND THAT WILL INCLUDE 12 VACANT INFILL LOTS ALONG MARTIN LUTHER KING BOULEVARD.

WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROJECT.

WE SOUGHT A DEVELOPER TO BUILD SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES.

WE'RE NOT BUILDING THE HOMES BUT RATHER WE HAVE ACQUIRED THE SITES, MADE THEM SITE READY, PROVIDED INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT, AND THEY WILL BE FOR FAMILIES IN THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING COST RANGE.

HALF OF THE HOMES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE 80% OF AREA MEDIAN INCOME AND THE BALANCE WILL BE SOLD FOR SLIGHTLY MORE THAN THAT.

BUT THIS IS TARGETED AS WORKFORCE HOUSING ON THE EAST SIDE.

SO WE'RE EXCITED WITH THAT PROJECT.

THE SECOND PROJECT IS AT PARKDALE DRIVE LOCATED IN DISTRICT 8 AT THE MEDICAL CENTER BETWEEN WURZBACH AND MEDICAL DRIVE.

ANOTHER PROJECT FOCUSED ON WORKFORCE HOUSING, THOSE WHO ARE WORKING AT THE MEDICAL CENTER THAT NEED HOUSING WITHIN THE AREA THAT IS AFFORDABLE.

SO, AGAIN, ANOTHER EFFORT THERE ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

AND THEN WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT CITY-OWNED SITE PREVIOUSLY LOCATED IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 3, CURRENTLY KNOWN AS THE SOUTHEAST SERVICE CENTER AT THE CORNER OF SOUTHEAST MILITARY DRIVE AND SOUTH NEW BRAUNFELS.

HIGHLY IMPORTANT INTERSECTION IN DISTRICT 3.

AND THIS SITE WILL BE REDEVELOPED AS A MULTI-FAMILY AFFORDABLE RENTAL DEVELOPMENT AND IS ANTICIPATED TO BE RELEASED FOR BID IN EARLY 2019.

SO WE CONTINUE, OUR STAFF IS WORKING DILIGENTLY TO CONTINUE TO PURSUE IS MOST VIABLE COST-EFFECTIVE AND IMPACTFUL SITES TO DELIVER ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND HOUSING BOND PROGRAM.

WE'RE MAKING TREMENDOUS PROJECT AND, OF COURSE, WORKING WITH EACH OF YOU COUNCIL MEMBERS IN WHOSE DISTRICTS WE'RE LOOKING.

AND YOU'LL RECALL THAT THE HOUSING BOND COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED 12 AREAS TO FOCUS ON, AND THAT IS WHAT THE VOTERS VOTED ON BACK IN THE BOND PROGRAM ELECTION IN MAY OF 2017.

SO WE'RE FOLLOWING THOSE GUIDELINES AND PROCEEDING.

AND, OF COURSE, VERONICA SOTO WAS HERE THIS MORNING.

SHE'S WORKING VERY DILIGENTLY ON THIS WITH PETER ZANONI AND JAMIE LOLLY DAMRON.

I APPRECIATE THEIR WORK AND WANTED TO SHARE THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRESS.

THAT'S ALL TO REPORT, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, SHERYL.

ALL RIGHT.

WE ARE ADJOURNED.

EXCUSE ME.

[Executive Session]

NOT QUITE ADJOURNED.

THE TIME IS NOW 9:55 A.M. ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018.

THE CITY COUNCIL, THE SAN CITY F SAN ANTONIO WILL RECONVENE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION TO CONSULT WITH THE CITY ATTORNEYS OFFICE PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.071 AND DELIBERATE OR DISCUSS THE ITEMS POSTED BUT NOT COMPLETED OR REACHED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION YESTERDAY.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.