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>> GOOD MORNING.

WELCOME TO THE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING OF AUGUST 2, 2018.

>> MAYOR, WE DO HAVE A QUORUM.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: GOOD MORNING.

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

TIME NOW IS 9:15 A.M.

YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED A SLIGHT, BUT WE THINK, EXCITING CHANGE IN OUR INTRODUCTION VIDEO.

SAN ANTONIO'S LONG KNOWN AS BEING A CITY FILLED WITH MUSIC AND INCREDIBLY TALENTED MUSICIANS.

AND THIS RICH HISTORY HAS BEEN RECENTLY HONORED THROUGHOUT THE TRICENTENNIAL YEAR AND WITH THE TEXAS MUSIC OFFICE'S DESIGNATION OF SAN ANTONIO AS AN OFFICIAL MUSIC-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY LAST NOVEMBER.

IN CELEBRATION OF SAN ANTONIO BEING THE MUSIC-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY THAT IT IS, THE CITY COUNCIL INTRODUCTION VIDEOS WILL NOW FEATURE THE MUSIC OF LOCAL ARTISTS.

NOT ONLY WILL WE KICKOFF EACH MEETING WITH LOCAL MUSIC, BUT AUDIENCES WATCHING THESE MEETINGS ONLINE AND ON TVSA WILL HEAR THE WORKS OF THEIR MUSICICALLY-TALENTED NEIGHBORS WHEN A BREAK IS CALLED DURING THE MEETING.

TODAY WAS THE FIRST MEETING FEATURING LOCAL MUSIC WITH THE SONG "CELEBRATION." IT WAS COMPOSED AS THE OFFICIAL SCORE FOR THE TRICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION AND THE 15-MINUTE COMPOSITION HIGHLIGHTS THE DIVERSE SOUNDS OF OUR CITY.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT HIS WORK AND HOW ARTISTS CAN APPLY TO BE FEATURED AT CITY COUNCIL AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE'S WEBSITE.

THAT'S GETCREATIVESANANTONIO.COM.

I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING MANY OF MY FAVORITES IN SAN ANTONIO AS WELL AS ADDING NEW ARTISTS TO OUR PLAY LIST.

I ENCOURAGE MY COLLEAGUES TO SHARE THIS WITH ARTISTS IN THEIR DISTRICT.

CONGRATULATIONS, FREDRICO, ON BEING THE INAUGURAL ARTIST.

AT THIS TIME I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE COUNCILMAN SHAW TO WELCOME OUR INVOCATOR.

>> SHAW: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

PASTOR RON BROWN HAS BEEN A PART OF HAVEN FOR HOPE AND SERVES AS THE DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH.

THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO GAIN THE TRUST OF THESE INDIVIDUALS AND TAKE THEM TO HAVEN FOR HOPE'S CAMPUS IN ORDER TO GET THEM STARTED IN REBUILDING THEIR LIVES.

FOR OTHERS IT TAKES TIME TO FINALLY CONVINCE THEM TO COME TO HAVEN FOR HOPE.

NOT ONLY DOES PASTOR RON BROWN REACHES OUT WORLDWIDE EVERY SUNDAY MORNING AT 7:00 A.M. TO THOSE TUNING IN TO KRTU.

ALSO ON SUNDAYS SINCE 2010, PASTOR RON BROWN STARTS HIS DAY BY HOLDING CHURCH SERVICES AT THE HAVEN FOR HOPE CAMPUS, SHARING THE LOVE OF GOD.

PASTOR BROWN WAS ELECTED CITIZEN OF THE YEAR IN 2012 AND IN 2013 CITIZEN OF THE REGION BY THE OMEGA PSI FI FRATERNITY.

IN 2016 RON WAS NOMINATED TEXAN OF THE YEAR.

HIS LOVE FOR GOD AND COMPASSION FOR THE LEAST OF THEE KEEPS HIM PUSHING FOR THOSE MOST IN NEED.

THANK YOU, PASTOR BROWN.

>> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU COVER THEM DEAR FATHER

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AS ONLY YOU CAN AS THEY LEAD AND GUIDE OUR CITY.

THEY ARE THE GATE KEEPERS OF OUR CITY, DEAR LORD.

WATCH OVER THEM, WATCH OVER THEIR FAMILIES, DEAR LORD, AS THEY ENDURE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE SO THAT THESE INDIVIDUALS CAN DO THE WORK AT HAND, DEAR FATHER.

LET US BE OBEDIENT TO YOUR CALL, DEAR LORD, AND FOLLOW, DEAR LORD, AS WE CHOSE THESE INDIVIDUALS TO LEAD US AND GUIDE US THROUGH ENDEAVORS HERE IN SAN ANTONIO.

WE THANK YOU, LORD, FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR US AND ALL THAT YOU WILL DO FOR US, DEAR FATHER.

FOR IT'S IN JESUS' NAME I PRAY.

AND WE THANK YOU, GOD, AMEN, AMEN, AMEN.

AND GOD BLESS YOU.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, PASTOR BROWN.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

AT THIS TIME WE'LL CALL FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES FROM JUNE 6 THROUGH JUNE 7 AND JUNE 13 THROUGH JUNE 14, AS WELL AS A SPECIAL MEETING ON JUNE 14.

ALL RIGHT.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES AS READ.

PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES.

WE DO HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TRANSLATION SERVICES.

AND IT WILL BE UP ON YOUR VIDEO SCREENS.

>>

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY.

AT THIS TIME I WILL ASK MY COLLEAGUES IF THERE ARE ANY ITEMS FROM WHICH THEY WOULD LIKE TO PULL FROM THE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA.

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ITEMS 4, 5, AND 6 FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION.

ALL OTHER ITEMS ARE ON CONSENT.

17.

ANY OTHERS? OKAY.

SO I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR THE BALANCE OF THE CONSENT AGENDA, WHICH IS ALL ITEMS SAVE FOR 4, 5, 6, AND 17.

>> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY.

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

WE DO HAVE ONE CITIZEN SIGNED UP TO SPEAK FOR CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS. JACK FINGER.

JACK, YOU'RE SIGNED UP FOR MULTIPLE ITEMS. YOU HAVE SIX MINUTES.

>> UM, JUST FOR HOUSEKEEPING, MR. MAYOR, I SIGNED UP FOR SEVERAL ITEMS ON INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION BUT ONLY ONE ITEM ON CONSENT.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY.

YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES THEN AND I'LL CALL YOU BACK UP FOR THE INDIVIDUAL.

>> GREAT.

THAT'S FINE.

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

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

YES, ON THIS PORTION OF THE AGENDA, THE CONSENT AGENDA, ONE ITEM I WISH TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION.

IT'S ITEM NO. 23, WHICH APPARENTLY IS JUST GOING TO SAIL RIGHT ON THROUGH HERE.

YES.

WHAT IS IT? WELL, IT'S AN AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SAN ANTONIO SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY TO INCREASE THE TOTAL COMPENSATION AUDIO] FOR A PROVISION OF DENTAL SERVICES FOR A PERIOD OF ET CETERA, ET CETERA, ET CETERA WITH THE METROPOLITAN HEALTH DISTRICT.

WHAT IS THIS? WELL, THIS IS BASICALLY ADDING MORE MONEY FOR CHILDREN'S DENTISTRY SERVICES THAT WE PAY FOR OVER AT UTHSA.

AND SO, YEAH, MY QUESTION IS THIS.

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

WHY ARE WE SHELLING OUT MORE MONEY ON THIS?

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IT SAYS OFTEN CHILDREN SERVICED THROUGH METRO HEALTH ORAL HEALTH PROGRAM ARE IDENTIFIED AS HAVING SIGNIFICANTLY -- BLOW THAT UP ESPECIALLY, MR. AUDIO-VISUAL MAN.

UNTREATED.

UNTREATED DECAY THAT REQUIRED EXTENSIVE DENTAL TREATMENT BEYOND THE SCOPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE PROGRAM.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, MR. AUDIO-VISUAL.

RETURN THE CAMERA TO THE PODIUM, IF YOU WOULD.

YES.

UNTREATED DENTAL DECAY.

OKAY.

HERE'S THE BIG QUESTION.

HERE'S THE MONEY QUESTION.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PARENTS? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PARENTS ALLOWING THEIR KIDS TO HAVE DENTAL DECAY THAT GOES THIS FAR AND THEN THEY WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO PAY FOR THEIR TREATMENT.

HUH? I MEAN, ISN'T IT ENOUGH THAT WE'RE ALREADY PAYING FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S DENTAL SERVICES HERE ALREADY? AND THEY WANT US TO PAY MORE.

WHAT IS IT? WHAT DOES IT BOIL DOWN TO? ABOUT $300 EXTRA PER PERSON HERE.

300 BUCKS.

NOW 300 BUCKS MAY SEEM A LOT BUT FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT'S REALLY NOT THAT MUCH.

WHY CAN'T A SET OF PARENTS PAY 300 BUCKS EXTRA FOR THEIR KIDS' DECAYING TEETH? DON'T THEY CARE ABOUT THEM? HUH? THAT'S WHAT IT BOILS DOWN TO.

AND YET YOU'RE GOING TO SAY, COME ON, JACK, SOME BEING SO -- IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN.

HA, HA, HA.

YEAH, WELL, BESIDES, WHO IS PAYING FOR THIS? EVENTUALLY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

WELL, WHO DO YOU THINK IS PAYING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S TAB ON THIS? US.

YEAH.

WHY NOT JUST START A REVOLUTION AND SAY NO TO THIS STUFF, HUH? OR UNLESS YOU JUST WANT TO LET IT SAIL RIGHT ON THROUGH.

THANK YOU.

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

ALL RIGHT.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR THE BALANCE OF THE CONSENT AGENDA WHICH IS ALL ITEMS SAVE FOR 4, 5, 6, AND 17.

PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES.

I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE OUR COLLEAGUE, COUNCILMAN PERRY, WHO HAS A POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.

>> PERRY: GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU, SIR.

I'D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE OUR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS TODAY.

WE HAD AN EVENT YESTERDAY.

WE TOOK A PICTURE AND RECOGNIZED OUR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, BOTH IN OUR CITY STAFF AND IN THE INDUSTRY AS WELL.

WE DID THAT YESTERDAY.

IT WAS AUGUST 1ST.

PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH NEW -- ENGINEER'S DAY.

I WANTED TO SHOW APPRECIATION FOR OUR LICENSED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND THE WORK THEY DO EVERY DAY.

LICENSED PES ARE DEDICATED TO APPLYING SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE, MATHEMATICS IN IN THE EFFORTS OF THE PES HELP DRIVE OUR ECONOMY, PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT, ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY, AND HELP IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE ENTIRE SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY.

WE'RE JOINED TODAY BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE BEXAR CHAPTER OF THE TEXAS SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, ABEL GUZMAN.

I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE HIM FOR A FOR WORDS.

ABEL, COME ON UP.

>> THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN.

MY NAME IS ABEL GUZMAN, PE.

I'M A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER.

ALSO I AM THE PRESIDENT OF THE BEXAR CHAPTER OF THE TEXAS SOCIETY FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS.

AND JUST WANTED TO THANK THE COUNCILMAN FOR HIS ONGOING EFFORTS AND COMMITMENT AND HE ALSO RECOGNIZES OUR PROPOSITION AND WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU FOR THE PROCLAMATION AS WELL.

>> PERRY: ABSOLUTELY.

DO WE HAVE ANY PES OUT THERE TODAY? STAND UP.

GREAT.

THANK Y'ALL VERY MUCH FOR EVERYTHING Y'ALL DO.

[APPLAUSE]

>> THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN PERRY, AND THANK YOU TO OUR ENGINEERS BUILDING OUR CITY.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL NOW HEAR ITEM 4.

>> ITEM NO. 4 IS THE REPORT ON THE EXAMINATION ON SIGNATURES ON THE PETITION SUBMITTED TO INITIATE AN EARNED PAID SICK TIME ORDINANCE.

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SO ON THURSDAY, MAY 24TH, 2018 THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK RECEIVED A PETITION TO INITIATE AN ORDINANCE TO REQUIRE THAT CERTAIN EMPLOYEES IN SAN ANTONIO BE PROVIDED EARNED PAID SICK TIME.

SO THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK AGAIN, FOR THE FOURTH TIME NOW, UTILIZED THE BEXAR COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE ELECTIONS MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE SYSTEM, VMAX, WHICH WAS LOANED TO US BY BEXAR COUNTY OFFICE TO VERIFY THE PETITION.

VMAX WAS PROGRAMMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROVISIONS OUTLINED IN CHAPTER 277 OF THE TEXAS ELECTION CODE.

VMAX ALLOWS USERS TO SEARCH AND VERIFY BY VOTER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, NAME, ADDRESS, DATE OF BIRTH, AS WELL AS PROVIDING FOR SIGNATURE VERIFICATION.

SO AFTER OUR VERIFICATION, THE NUMBERS THAT YOU SEE UP ON THE SCREEN ARE AS FOLLOWS.

SO VALID WAS 70,419.

69950 WAS THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF SIGNATURES NECESSARY.

NOT REGISTERED WAS 39,780.

VALID DUPLICATE ON THE PETITION WAS 4,124.

VOTERS CANCELED WAS 7,010.

SIGNATURE QUESTIONABLE WAS 364.

SIGNED PRIOR TO VOTER REGISTRATION BEING IN EFFECT WAS 416.

ADDRESS QUESTIONABLE WAS 88.

VOTER STATUS NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE, 227.

OUT OF THE CITY LIMITS WAS 14,755.

NEITHER A VOTER REGISTRATION NUMBER OR DATE OF BIRTH PROVIDED WAS 193.

UNCHECKED LINES, WHICH CONSIST OF BLANK LINES, MISSING REQUIRED DATA, AND NOT VERIFIED WAS 7,699 FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF 145,074 SIGNATURES SUBMITTED.

PER THE CITY CHARTER, ANY INITIATED ORDINANCE MAY BE SUBMITTED TO THE CITY COUNCIL BY A PETITION SIGNED BY QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY EQUAL IN NUMBER TO 10% OF THE ELECTORS QUALIFIED TO VOTE AT THE TIME OF THE LAST MUNICIPAL ELECTION, WHICH WAS 699,496 REGISTERED VOTERS.

PER SECTIONS 34 AND 37 OF THE CITY CHARTER, I HAVE DETERMINED THAT EACH PAPER HAS A PROPER STATEMENT OF THE CIRCULATOR AND HAS BEEN SIGNED BY A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF QUALIFIED AUDIO].

THAT THE RESULTS OF MY EXAMINATION OF THE PETITION TO INITIATE SAID ORDINANCE FOR EARNED PAID SICK TIME IS VALID.

CERTIFICATION IS HEREBY DECLARED AND NO ACTION IS REQUIRED AT THIS MEETING.

THE COST FOR THE TEMPORARY STAFF THAT WAS HIRED TO ASSIST US WITH THE REVIEW OF THIS PETITION WAS $19,729.95.

IN ADDITION TO THAT THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK STAFF WAS PAID AN ADDITIONAL $1,039.20.

THE CITY COUNCIL MUST VOTE ON ADOPTING THE ORDINANCE AS WRITTEN IN THE PETITION.

IF THE COUNCIL DOES NOT ADOPT THE ORDINANCE, THEN THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE WILL BE PLACED ON THE NEXT SCHEDULED ELECTION DATE.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, LETICIA.

WE HAVE SEVERAL CITIZENS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM.

BEGIN WITH JACK FINGER.

JACK, WOULD YOU LIKE TO USE YOUR ALLOTTED TIME ON THIS ITEM?

>> THAT'S FINE.

ALL THIS SECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION I'LL PLACE IT ALL

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IN THREE MINUTES, MR. MAYOR.

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

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

WELL, HOW DO YOU DESTROY A GREAT CITY? YEAH.

WELL, IT'S THE SAME WAY YOU DESTROY A GREAT COUNTRY.

THE POLITICIANS PROMISED THE VOTERS YOU VOTE FOR ME AND I'LL HELP YOU RAID OUR TREASURY AND GIVE YOU ALL KINDS OF BENEFITS THAT YOU WOULD NOT HAVE EARNED OTHERWISE.

YEAH.

AND THEN THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS.

THEY VOTE THEM IN, POLITICIANS GIVE AWAY THE MONEY, AND THEN THERE'S NOTHING LEFT.

AND SO WHAT HAPPENS THEN? WELL, THEY RAISE TAXES ON THE BACKS OF THOSE STILL PAYING TAXES.

AND THEN TREASURY ISN'T EXACTLY BEING RAIDED BUT IF VOTERS APPROVE THIS, WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING TO HAPPEN? WELL, IF YOU LIKED OBAMACARE YOU WILL CERTAINLY LOVE THIS ONE.

BY GOLLY, WHAT DOES IT SAY, MR. AUDIO-VISUAL MAN? LET'S LOOK AT SOME OF THE BACK UP DOCUMENTS.

IT SAYS REQUIRES CERTAIN EMPLOYEES IN SAN ANTONIO WILL BE PROVIDED EARNED PAID SICK TIME FOR USE IF AN EMPLOYEE NEEDS TO BE ABSENT FROM WORK BECAUSE WHAT? THE EMPLOYEE OR THE EMPLOYEE'S FAMILY MEMBER EXPERIENCES ILLNESS, INJURY, STALKING -- HUH? STALKING? YEAH.

DOMESTIC ABUSE.

WHO IS DOING THE DOMESTIC ABUSE HERE? SEXUAL ASSAULT OR OTHERWISE REQUIRES MEDICAL OR HEALTHCARE INCLUDING PREVENTIVE CARE AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, MR. AUDIO-VISUAL MAN.

RETURN THE CAMERA.

I'M SORRY.

THIS -- YOU KNOW, WHEN WE WERE ASKED TO SIGN THE PETITIONS TO PLACE THIS ON THE BALLOT, WE WERE JUST GIVEN THE INSTRUCTIONS HEY, HELP EMPLOYEES GET HEALTHCARE.

THAT'S ALL IT IS.

WHO COULD BE AGAINST THAT? ONLY IF YOU READ IF FINE PRINT DID YOU FIND OUT THEY ARE REQUIRING EMPLOYERS TO DO THIS.

I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF THE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ACTUALLY SUPPORT THIS THING.

THEY HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED OUR UTILITY RATE INCREASES.

IT'S ONLY THAT THE LITTLE GUY WHO IS GOING TO BE STUCK WITH THE BILL ON THIS.

I'M SORRY.

YOU DON'T DESERVE HEALTH INSURANCE ON SOMEBODY ELSE'S DIME.

YOU DON'T.

WITH THAT SAID, THE OTHER ITEMS ON THE PORTION OF THIS AGENDA.

YEAH, THE ANNEXATION.

WELL, THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE FINALLY GETTING A VOTE ON ANNEXATION, WELL, IT WASN'T COURTESY OF THESE GUYS.

IT WAS THE STATE LEGISLATURE THAT ALLOWED YOU TO DO THAT.

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

DAVID FRY.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU.

MY NAME IS DAVID FRY.

I REPRESENT COX MANUFACTURING.

MY EMPLOYER LOCATED IN DISTRICT 10, COX MANUFACTURING IS IN OPPOSITION OF THE PAID SICK LEAVE.

PAID SICK LEAVE WOULD BE A REGULATION THAT WOULD BE FORCED UPON BUSINESSES AND ULTIMATELY HURT WORKERS AND NOT HELP THEM.

COX MANUFACTURING HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR 62 YEARS STARTING WITH ONE WORKER IN ONE GARAGE AND HAS GROWN TO 160 EMPLOYEES NOW LOCATED ON THE NORTHEAST SECTION OF 1604.

WE ARE DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT WORKERS AND THEIR WELFARE AND THE COMPANY AND ITS WELFARE AND THE IDEA THAT IT CAN SUPPORT ITS WORKERS.

THERE ARE ALREADY MANY FACTORS IN PLAY, MANY AVENUES BY WHICH EMPLOYEES CAN TAKE TIME AWAY WHEN IT'S NEEDED.

SO THERE IS VACATION, WHICH WE GIVE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF VACATION TO EMPLOYEE.

TO DISABILITY, PAID DISABILITY, TO LEAVE TIME IN THE ATTENDANCE POLICY PROGRAM TO THE FMLA ACT.

IN ADDITION, WE VOLUNTARILY GIVE ALREADY SICK PAY LEAVE UP TO TWO WEEKS PER YEAR.

SO THERE ARE FIVE EXTREMELY SIGNIFICANT AVENUES BY EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING MYSELF, CAN UTILIZE TIME AWAY WHEN NEEDED FOR SICKNESS OR OTHER REASONS.

BUT THE KEY IS THAT MARKET CONDITIONS ULTIMATELY SHOULD DECIDE WHETHER THOSE THINGS SHOULD BE ADDED.

MANY OF THOSE ARE VOLUNTARY.

THOSE AVENUES TO TAKE LEAVE.

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TWO SUMMERS AGO WE HAD AN EMPLOYEE WHO NEEDED TO MISS AN ENTIRE MONTH OF JULY OFF.

AND THEY UTILIZED WHAT THE COMPANY GAVE THEM IN VOLUNTARY SICK TIME AS WELL AS VACATION TIME.

AND THEY WERE ABLE TO TAKE THAT ENTIRE MONTH.

LAST YEAR MYSELF SUFFERED A PULMONARY EMBOLISM AND I WAS ABLE TO TAKE A WEEK OFF BECAUSE OF THE PAID TIME THAT MY EMPLOYER HAD ALREADY GIVEN.

COX MANUFACTURING, AGAIN, DOES NOT SUPPORT THE ORDINANCE AND ASKS YOU TO NOT MOVE FORWARD WITH IT, OR AT LEAST DELAY IT.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH THIS MORNING.

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

PATRICK GARCIA.

>> COUNCIL MEMBERS, I REPRESENT A FAMILY BUSINESS.

WE WERE RECENTLY HONORED AT THE SAN ANTONIO HISPANIC CHAMBER AS RECEIVING THE FAMILY BUSINESS AWARD FOR 2018.

WE'VE SEEN A LOT OVER THE 79 YEARS BEING IN BUSINESS.

I HAVE BEEN THERE ABOUT 48 YEARS SERVING OUR FAMILY BUSINESS.

WHAT I WANT TO BRING TO THE TABLE TODAY IS THAT WE ARE PAYING SICK I GREW UP AS A DEMOCRAT.

HENRY B. GONZALES SPENT MANY MIDNIGHT HOURS AT THE TABLE WITH MY FATHER PLOTTING STRATEGY.

I HAVE A PIN FROM PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON WHO WAS HERE IN APRIL 8, 1966 TO EXTEND SUPMENTTAL HEALTHCARE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES.

SO I UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE FOR THE CITIZENS.

NOW LET ME TELL YOU WHAT MY EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN.

NOVEMBER 2017 I IMPLEMENTED SICK LEAVE.

IT WAS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER SIGNED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS.

SO I'M OBLIGATED TO DO IT.

THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THE SICK LEAVE THAT WAS IMPLEMENTED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, IT HAD NO TEETH, NO STRUCTURE.

IT'S VERY SIMPLE.

YOU JUST PAY IT WHEN ASKED FOR.

SO OUR EXPERIENCE, HAVING ZERO EXPERIENCE, I CAN TELL YOU NOW MY SENIOR MANAGERS OF 37 YEARS AND 30 YEARS THEY CAME TO ME AND SAID, YOU KNOW, SINCE THIS SICK LEAVE WENT INTO EFFECT WE HAVE A LOT OF SICK PEOPLE IN THE PLANT.

I SAID EXPLAIN THAT TO ME.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN? HE SAID ATTENDANCE IS THE WORST IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COMPANY.

AND I SAID EXPLAIN MORE TO ME, PLEASE.

WELL, WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT REALLY NEED IT.

MARIA HAD TO GO TO MEXICO BECAUSE OF HER FATHER HAD CANCER.

SHE TOOK TIME OFF.

CARLOS HAD TO GO TO MEXICO BECAUSE HE HAD A STOMACH PROBLEM AND HE WAS SEEKING MEDICAL CARE IN MEXICO.

BUT WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF LOCAL EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE USED IT FOR MANY THINGS.

WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO ASK WHY.

THAT'S ONE THING.

SO WE HAVE NO ABILITY TO CONTROL WHEN PEOPLE GO.

212 DAYS WAS FROM JANUARY 1 TO JULY 31.

OUT OF THOSE 212 DAYS, 110 EMPLOYEES UTILIZED SICK LEAVE.

AND THAT'S 52% OF -- THAT'S 52% OF THE YEAR SO FAR.

THAT'S 32% OF MY EMPLOYEE POPULATION.

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>> WE HAVE ATTENDANCE RECORDS WE MONITOR WHEN IT GETS ABUSED.

SO I CAN TELL YOU TODAY IF YOU ENACT A SICK LEAVE WITHOUT ANY STRUCTURE WHATSOEVER, IT WILL RAISE DEMISE TO BUSINESSES.

SO FAR I HAVE $155,000 THAT I HAVE SPENT FOR SICK LEAVE.

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

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: RAY CHAVEZ.

>> MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS.

Y'ALL KNOW ME.

I'M RAY CHAVEZ.

I'M THE PRESIDENT AND C.E.O. OF THE SAN ANTONIO MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION.

I REPRESENT A LARGE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURERS WITHIN THE REGION.

NOT JUST WITHIN SAN ANTONIO BUT WITH OUR REGION THAT GOES EVERYWHERE FROM FREDERICKSBURG, KERRVILLE TO SEGUIN, NEW BRAUNFELS, CIBOLO, SCHERTZ, AND THE REST OF THE CITIES WITHIN THE CORRIDOR.

AND I SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE MANUFACTURERS TO SAY THAT WE TOO OPPOSE THE ORDINANCE PETITION THAT IS BEING BROUGHT FORTH TO

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YOU ALL.

IT'S A TOUGH DECISION THAT YOU ALL HAVE TO MAKE.

I DON'T ENVY YOU BUT I DO HAVE TO REPRESENT MY MANUFACTURERS AND A LOT OF THE BUSINESSES WITHIN SAN ANTONIO WHO HAVE ESTABLISHED SICK LEAVE POLICIES ALREADY ON THE BOOKS.

THEY CANNOT AFFORD TO DO THIS PAID SICK LEAVE ORDINANCE.

AND MR. GARCIA WAS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF WHY.

AND THERE ARE MANY OTHERS.

BUT I ASK YOU TO USE YOUR CONSCIENCE IN WHICH WAY YOU NEED TO GO IN MAKING YOUR DECISION.

AGAIN, WE CANNOT SUPPORT IT.

AND I ALSO WANT TO ASK YOU TO PLEASE ASK THE APPROPRIATE QUESTIONS OF WHAT THIS WILL DO FOR US.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU KNOW HOW MANY SAN ANTONIO COMPANIES HAVE PAID SICK LEAVE POLICIES HERE ALREADY.

ADDITIONALLY, YOU NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT HAVE BEEN THE CONSEQUENCES AUSTIN IS EXPERIENCING WITH THEIR UPCOMING IMPLEMENTATION OF THEIR PSL ORDINANCE.

I ALSO NEED TO REMIND YOU THAT THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY HAS NOW GOT CONTRACTS WITH OUR AEROSPACE INDUSTRY HERE IN SAN ANTONIO.

AND THOSE CONTRACTS ARE ALREADY ESTABLISHED.

THE MONEYS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SENT.

BUT NOW IF YOU HAVE A PAID SICK LEAVE ORDINANCE THAT'S GOING TO REQUIRE MORE THAT MANUFACTURERS OUR AEROSPACE INDUSTRY IS GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR, THEY CAN'T GO BACK AND RENEGOTIATE THOSE CONTRACTS.

THEY'RE SET.

AND I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO REALIZE THAT.

SO, AGAIN, TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE SAN ANTONIO MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION AND A LOT OF MY PARTNERS WITHIN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY ARE OPPOSED TO THE ORDINANCE.

WE UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ALL ARE AT.

IT'S A TOUGH DECISION AND WE ASK YOU TO JUST USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT.

THANK YOU.

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

JOLENE GARCIA.

>> HELLO, GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS JOLENE GARCIA.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF NUMBERS FOR YOU.

144,000 SIGNATURES.

THAT'S THE NUMBER THAT WE COLLECTED AND WE SUBMITTED TO YOU ON THE PETITION.

AND WE'RE GLAD THAT THEY'RE CERTIFIED HERE TODAY.

THE NEXT THING IS 354,000.

THAT'S HOW MANY WORKERS LACK PAID SICK TIME.

AND THEY COME FROM ALL ACROSS SAN ANTONIO IN EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

THEY ARE ALSO WORKERS THAT LACK PAID SICK TIME.

THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE MOST VULNERABLE.

LOW-WAGE WORKERS, VERY OFTEN.

THEY WORK IN INDUSTRIES THAT INTERACT MOST WITH THE PUBLIC, SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY, JOBS LIKE RESTAURANTS, COOKS, RETAIL CASHIERS, AND HOME HEALTH AIDS.

NOW, WE WANT THESE FOLKS TO BE HEALTHY WHEN THEY GO TO WORK.

SO TODAY WE HAVE A STORY FROM ONE SUCH WORKER, AND I WANT TO INTRODUCE VANESSA RUIZ.

>> GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS VANESSA RUIZ AND I AM A MOTHER OF THREE.

AND I AM CURRENTLY EMPLOYED BY ONE OF THE LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICTS HERE IN SAN ANTONIO.

MY ROLE, OR IN MY ROLE I DO NOT QUALIFY FOR PAID SICK TIME, MATERNITY LEAVE, NOR DO I QUALIFY FOR PAID VACATION.

SO THREE YEARS AGO I WAS BLESSED WITH TWIN DAUGHTERS AND I WORKED THE ENTIRE TIME UP UNTIL THE VERY END, CLOSING OUT MY WORK WEEK ON FRIDAY AND THEN GOING IN ON MONDAY TO GIVE BIRTH TO MY DAUGHTERS, KNOWING THAT I ONLY HAD TWO WEEKS TO RETURN AFTER GIVING BIRTH TO THEM.

THIS WAS THE EXPECTATION THAT I WAS GIVEN BY MY EMPLOYER AND I HAD TO FOLLOW THIS OUT OF FEAR THAT I WOULD LOSE MY JOB, LOSE MY POSITION.

AND KNOWING THAT I WAS A NEW MOTHER TO TWO BRAND NEW BABIES AND THAT MY FAMILY DID DEPEND ON MY INCOME, I RELUCTANTLY RETURNED TO WORK 14 WHOLE DAYS LATER, DESPITE KNOWING THAT MY DAUGHTERS NEEDED MORE OF MY TIME.

DESPITE STILL DEALING AND COPING WITH MY PHYSICAL PAINS, MY POSTPARTUM PAINS.

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I WENT BACK TO WORK.

AND I KNOW THAT THIS INTERRUPTED A VERY SPECIAL TIME, A DEVELOPMENTAL TIME THAT I WILL NEVER GET BACK WITH MY DAUGHTERS.

AND I WAS FORCED TO PUSH THROUGH BECAUSE THIS WAS MY ONLY OPTION, NOT HAVING PAID SICK TIME.

BUT WE WERE LUCKY.

WE BOUNCED BACK.

BUT I KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT EVERYONE'S CASE.

WE DESERVE TO HAVE PAID SICK TIME SO THAT FAMILIES CAN BE HEALTHY, BOTH AT HOME AND AT WORK.

BECAUSE NO ONE DESERVES TO EXPERIENCE THESE LIFE-CHANGING EVENTS OR HAVE TO DEAL WITH A MEDICAL EMERGENCY WONDERING IN THE BACK OF THEIR MIND IF THEIR JOB IS GOING TO STILL BE THERE WHEN THEY GET BACK.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, MS. GARCIA.

>> THANK YOU.

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>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: COUNCILWOMAN GONZALES.

>> GONZALES: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I JUST WANT TO CONFIRM THAT TODAY WE'RE JUST ACCEPTING THE NUMBERS REQUESTED.

WE'RE NOT VOTING ON ANY ORDINANCES.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: CORRECT.

NO ACTION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COUNCIL.

>> GONZALES: SO I JUST HAVE A QUESTION, LETICIA AUDIO].

AND ONE OF THE LINE ITEMS HERE SAYS VOTER CANCELED.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT THAT MEANS?

>> ON THE LINE THAT READS VOTER WAS CANCELED.

THAT MEANS THEY WERE SENT THEIR VOTER REGISTRATION CARD TO THEIR HOME AND IT CAME BACK TO BEXAR COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE AND IT WASN'T ACCEPTED BY ANYONE.

SO THEREFORE TYPICALLY WHEN THAT OCCURS, THEY HAVE MOVED FROM THAT RESIDENCE.

>> GONZALES: THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL THE QUESTIONS I HAD.

I JUST WANTED TO VERIFY SOME OF THE INFORMATION HERE AND WHAT THIS MEANS.

I THINK THE OTHERS ARE SELF-EXPLANATORY.

EXCEPT YOU HAVE HERE ADDRESS QUESTIONABLE AND SIGNATURE QUESTIONABLE.

SO DOES THAT MEAN THAT IT BUNT LEGIBLE? OR WHY WOULD A SIGNATURE BE QUESTIONABLE?

>> YES.

THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS WE EITHER COULDN'T MAKE OUT WHAT THE ADDRESS WAS OR THE ADDRESS WAS NOT IN THE SYSTEM.

>> GONZALES: OKAY.

AND THE SAME FOR SIGNATURE NOT LEGIBLE?

>> THE INELIGIBLE TO READ IT OR IT DIDN'T MATCH WHAT WAS IN THE SYSTEM.

>> GONZALES: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT'S ALL THE QUESTIONS I HAVE.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COUNCILWOMAN GONZALES.

AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, PER PROTOCOL, WE WILL BE HAVING A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ITEM ON AUGUST 8.

THAT'S NEXT WEDNESDAY EVENING.

ITEM NO. 5.

>> ITEM NO. 5 IS A RESOLUTION CALLING AN ELECTION FOR ANNEXATIONS WITHIN A FIVE-MILE RADIUS OF THE CAMP BULLIS AND CAMP STANLEY MILITARY BASES AND THE LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE AND MEDINA ANNEX.

>> GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

BRIDGETT WHITE, DIRECTOR OF THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

AS NOTED ON THE AGENDA, THIS ITEM IS FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION ORGANIZED AN ANNEXATION ELECTION WITHIN FIVE MILES OF THE CAMP BULLIS CAMP STANLEY BASE AND IF LACKLAND ANNEX.

THE FOLLOWS THE B SESSION WHERE STAFF RECEIVED POLICY DIRECTION FROM COUNCIL ON WHETHER OR NOT TO CALL AN ELECTION AND THE AREAS TO POSSIBLY ANNEX.

MY PRESENTATION WILL BRIEFLY COVER BACKGROUND INFORMATION RELATED TO SENATE BILL 6, WHICH WAS SIGNED INTO LAW LAST YEAR.

AND ITS IMPACT ON THE CITY'S ANNEXATION PROGRAM.

THE AREAS FOR WHICH THE ELECTION WOULD BE CALLED BASED ON COUNCIL'S MAJORITY INPUT AT THE JUNE 13TH B SESSION, THE FINANCIAL MODEL, AND AN OVERVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF THE ELECTION RESULTS IF COUNCIL CHOOSES TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION THIS MORNING.

GIVEN THE COMPLEXITY OF THE TOPIC, I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT HAS COLLABORATED WITH.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, CITY ATTORNEYS OFFICE, DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE, OFFICE OF MILITARY AFFAIRS, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, BEXAR COUNTY, BEXAR COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE, AND CPS.

VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES ARE REPRESENTED HERE THIS MORNING.

SENATE BILL 6 BECAME EFFECTIVE ON DECEMBER 1, 2017 AND REQUIRES THAT CITIES HOLD AN ELECTION IN AREAS PROPOSED FOR ANNEXATION.

SECTION 43 OF THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE WAS AMENDED TO ALLOW TWO THINGS.

FIRST, THE CITY CAN ANNEX WITHIN FIVE MILES OF THE BOUNDARY OF A MILITARY BASE IN WHICH AN ACTIVE TRAINING PROGRAM IS CONDUCTED.

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SECOND, VOTERS OF THE AREA POTENTIAL ANNEXATION ARE ALLOWED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN ANNEXATION OR HAVING THE CITY ENFORCE LAND USE CONTROLS IN THE AREA AROUND THE MILITARY BASE MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE SESSION AND OUR DELEGATION WORKED DILIGENTLY TO ENSURE LANGUAGE WAS INCLUDED.

THE AREAS FOR CONSIDERATION ARE WITHIN FIVE MILES OF THE CAMP BULLIS/CAMP STANLEY MILITARY BASES, AS WELL AS THE LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE AND MEDINA TRAINING ANNEX.

THE THREE OPTIONS PRESENTED TO COUNCIL ON JUNE 13 WERE BASED ON SERVICE COVERAGE AND MAY NOT FULLY EXTEND TO THE FIVE-MILE RADIUS.

FOR THE CAMP BULLIS AREA THE AREA BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE NOVEMBER 6 ELECTION IS THE LARGEST AREA, OR OPTION ONE.

THE MILITARY BASES ARE NOTED IN GRAY ON THE MAP AND THE RED LINE REPRESENTS THE FIVE-MILE BUFFER.

THIS AREA IS APPROXIMATELY 22.4 SQUARE MILES WITH OVER 18,000 RESIDENTS.

THERE ARE ALSO OVER 7,000 SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING UNITS AND THE AREA IS ALMOST 65% DEVELOPED.

AT THE B SESSION WE ALSO PRESENTED OPTION TWO, WHICH IS SHOWN HERE, ALONG THE I-10 CORRIDOR AND 5.3 SQUARE MILES WITH OVER 9400 RESIDENTS.

THIS AREA IS ABOUT TWO-THIRDS DEVELOPED.

THE THIRD OPTION PRESENTED WAS WITHIN THE FIVE-MILE BUFFER BUT NOT IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE BASE.

THIS AREA HAS ALMOST 9,000 PEOPLE AND ABOUT 3400 SINGLE-FAMILY UNITS.

AND THIS AREA IS ALSO ALMOST TWO-THIRDS DEVELOPED.

FOR THE LACKLAND AREA, THE AREA BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE NOVEMBER 6 ELECTION, IS THE LARGEST AREA OR OPTION ONE.

THE MILITARY INSTALLATION IS SHOWN IN GRAY.

THE FIVE-MILE BUFFER IS THE RED LINE.

THIS AREA IS APPROXIMATELY 20.3 SQUARE MILES WITH 40,000 RESIDENTS AND IS 41% DEVELOPED.

OPTION TWO PRESENTED LAST MONTH AS WELL IS ALONG 1604 AND NORTH OF 90.

IS ABOUT 10.4 SQUARE MILES WITH OVER 42,000 POPULATION AND IS 55% DEVELOPED.

WHILE OPTION THREE IS ABOUT 12.4 SQUARE MILES, OVER 4700 RESIDENTS AND 45% DEVELOPED.

AS WE'VE DONE WITH PRIOR ANNEXATION INITIATIVES THE COST OF PROVIDING SERVICE TO THE AREAS WAS EVALUATED BY LOOKING AT REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES OVER A 20-YEAR PERIOD.

REVENUES INCLUDE PROPERTY AND SALES TAX WHILE EXPENSES INCLUDE FIRE, POLICE, AND STREET MAINTENANCE WITH FIRE BEING THE LARGEST DRIVER OF EXPENSES IN THE FINANCIAL MODEL.

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS THE SAME AS WHAT WAS PROVIDED IN THE JUNE 13 B SESSION FOR THE LARGE AREAS.

THE CAMP BULLIS AREA HAS A 20 YEAR NET ENDING BALANCE OF $8.4 MILLION.

WHILE THE LACKLAND AREA HAS A BALANCE OF NEGATIVE $196.6 MILLION.

ALSO IT WAS NOTED IN THE MEMO THAT ELECTION COSTS OF $500,000 AND NOTIFICATION COSTS OF $50,000 WOULD BE CONSIDERED AS PART OF THE FISCAL 2019 BUDGET PRESENTED TO COUNCIL ON AUGUST 9.

IF COUNCIL CHOOSES TO PLACE ONE OR BOTH OF THESE AREAS ON THE BALLOT VOTERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH TWO OPTIONS.

THE BALLOT LANGUAGE SHOWN ON THE SCREEN IS FOR THE CAMP BULLIS AREA.

OPTION ONE IS FOR ANNEXATION.

AND OPTION TWO RELATES TO LAND USE CONTROL.

THIS LANGUAGE REFLECTS THE CHANGE IN THE STATE LAW TO ALLOW RESIDENTS TO CHOOSE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WISH TO BE ANNEXED INTO THE CITY.

A VOTE FOR OPTION ONE OF THE PROPOSITION PERMITS THE CITY TO IMPLEMENT ANNEXATION FOR LIMITED PURPOSE PROCEEDINGS UNDER CHAPTER 43 OF THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE.

DURING THE THREE-YEAR LIMITED PURPOSE ANNEXATION TIME-FRAME RESIDENTS WOULD RECEIVE NO CITY SERVICES, PAY NO TAXES, BUT COULD VOLT IN CITY ELECTIONS EXCEPT FOR BOND ELECTIONS.

AT THE END OF THE THREE-YEAR PERIOD, CITY COUNCIL MUST FORMALLY FINALIZE THE ISSUE BEFORE ANNEXATION OF THE AREA CAN BE COMPLETED.

A VOTE FOR OPTION TWO DOES NOT ALLOW ANNEXATION BUT PERMITS THE CITY TO ADOPT AND ENFORCE ORDINANCES REGULATING LAND USE IN THE MANNER RECOMMENDED BY THE MOST RECENT JOINT LAND USE STUDY.

THESE LAND USE CONTROLS ARE AIMED AT PROTECTING OUR MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AND THEIR MISSIONS.

THE JOINT LAND USE STUDY COMPLETED BETWEEN A MILITARY INSTALLATION AND LOCAL UNITS OF

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GOVERNMENT ARE DOWN FOR A PARTICULAR STUDY AREA.

IT IS INTENDED TO IDENTIFY, ADDRESS, BETWEEN THE MILITARY AND ITS SLAN THE CAMP BULLIS JOINT LAND USE STUDY WAS ADOPTED BY COUNCIL IN JUNE OF 2009 WHILE THE LACKLAND JLUS WAS ADOPTED IN 2011.

EACH CONTAINS SEVERAL POLICIES, PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS REGULATIONS.

STAFF WORKED WITH JBSA TO COMPILE AND EVALUATE LAND USE CONTROLS IN LIGHT OF EACH JOINT LAND USE STUDIES FOR THE AREA.

THE LAND USE CONTROLS AIMS TO ADDRESS LIGHTING, NOISE, HEIGHT, ENCROACHMENT, AND NATURAL HABITATS, ALL OF WHICH IMPACT THE MILITARY.

THE CITY CURRENTLY HAS A NUMBER OF PROCESSES AND REGULATIONS ALREADY IN PLACE.

REGULATIONS THAT ARE APPLICABLE IN OUR ETJ ARE DESIGNED TO LIMIT NON-CONFORMITIES WITH RESPECT TO BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND POSSIBLE FUTURE ANNEXATION AREAS.

AS SUCH THE CITY CURRENTLY INCLUDES AREAS OF THE ETJ IN THE SECTOR PLANS FOR FUTURE LAND USE, ENFORCES PLATTING APPROVAL REGULATIONS, AS WELL AS SIGN REGULATIONS.

SIMILARLY, THE CITY ENFORCES A TREE PRESERVATION ORDINANCE IN THE ETJ IN ORDER TO TAKE A REGIONAL APPROACH TO HABITAT CONSERVATION SO THE MILITARY'S MISSION IS NOT NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY THE LOSS OF HABITAT FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES.

IN ADDITION IT IS TO ADDRESS REDUCING GLARE AND ALSO TO BALANCE THE NEEDS OF THE MILITARY, THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, AND PROPERTY OWNERS REGARDING RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT INCLUDING OUTDOOR LIGHTING.

AND FINALLY, THE CITY AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES HAVE CREATED A SINGLE POINT OF INTAKE FOR PLAT APPROVALS.

IN ORDER TO ELIMINATE DUPLICATION AND PROVIDE BETTER COORDINATION.

THIS OUTLINES THE LAND USE CONTROLS TO BE EXPANDED TO THE AREAS IDENTIFIED IN OPTION ONE OF THE TWO AREAS, INCLUDING COMPATIBLE LAND USE PROCESSES RELATED TO PERMITTING BY THE CITY OF SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES, ENHANCED PERMITTING BY THE COUNTY OF MULTI-FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES, THE TREE AND WATER QUALITY ORDINANCES, AS WELL AS ENFORCEMENT OF ADDITIONAL ORDINANCES RELATED TO LIGHTING, NOISE, AND HEIGHT.

KEY DATES RELATED TO THE NOVEMBER 6 ELECTION ARE NOTED ON THIS SLIDE.

AND PER STATE LAW THE CITY IS REQUIRED TO NOTIFY PROPERTY OWNERS AS WELL AS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SERVICE PROVIDERS SEVEN DAYS AFTER THE RESOLUTION IS APPROVED, AND ALSO HAVE TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS.

STAFF WILL HOLD TWO COMMUNITY MEETINGS IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER.

LOCATION INFORMATION WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE NOTIFICATION LETTER THAT IS SENT OUT.

IF COUNCIL APPROVES THE RESOLUTIONS ON THE AGENDA THIS MORNING.

SO IN SUMMARY, IF COUNCIL APPROVES THE RESOLUTIONS ORDERING AN ELECTION, A VOTE FOR OPTION ONE ON THE BALLOT WOULD ALLOW THE CITY TO BEGIN INITIATED LIMITED PURPOSE ANNEXATION PROCEEDINGS.

AS OUTLINED IN STATE LAW, THIS WOULD REQUIRE A SERIES OF PUBLIC HEARINGS AND COUNCIL APPROVING AN ORDINANCE AND REGULATORY PLAN.

A VOTE FOR OPTION TWO MEANS THE CITY WOULD BE ABLE TO ENFORCE LAND USE CONTROLS IN THE AREA.

STAFF WOULD BRING BACK TO COUNCIL ORDINANCES OUTLINING WHAT SPECIFIC LAND USE CONTROLS WOULD APPLY ALONG WITH THE MECHANISM BY WHICH ENFORCEMENT WOULD OCCUR.

IN CONCLUSION, STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF TWO RESOLUTIONS ORDERING ELECTIONS FOR THE CAMP BULLIS AND LACKLAND AREA.

IT GIVES RESIDENTS A CHOICE.

IT HELPS PROVIDE MORE LAND USE CONTROL IN THE AREAS WHERE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY CAN IMPACT THE MILITARY, AND IT ALSO IS A WIN-WIN FOR THE MILITARY.

I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THE ITEM BEFORE YOU IS PRESENTED AS ONE RESOLUTION.

HOWEVER, AS THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT AREAS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THE ELECTION, STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT A SEPARATE VOTE BE TAKEN FOR THE CAMP BULLIS AREA AND THEN THE LACKLAND/MEDINA ANNEX AREA RESULTING IN TWO SEPARATE VOTES BY COUNCIL.

I, AS WELL AS STAFF FROM VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND EXTERNAL AGENCIES, ARE HERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM COUNCIL.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, BRIDGETT.

WE HAVE A FEW CITIZENS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.

ONE NON-CITIZEN.

COLONEL LEE FLEMMING.

>> GOOD MORNING, MAYOR NIRENBERG, CITY COUNCIL.

RETIRED MAJOR GENERAL AYALA, DISTINGUISHED GUESTS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO.

MY NAME IS COLONEL LEE FLEMMING, DEPUTY COMMANDER OF JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO.

I'M HERE TODAY WITH SEVERAL KEY MEMBERS OF OUR COMMAND TO INCLUDE MR. PHIL MENDEZ, THE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF THE

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SECONDARY BASE WING.

COLONEL SCOTT THOMPSON, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, AND COMMANDER OF THE 502 INSTALLATION SUPPORT SQUADRON.

MEGAREYES OUR COMMUNITY INITIATIVES DIRECTOR, AND CRAIG CARPENTER.

I WOULD LIKE TO PASS ON HER REGRETS FOR BEING UNABLE TO ATTEND TODAY'S MEETING.

BUT SHE HAS, YOU KNOW, PREPARED A LETTER FOR YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT AND READ.

AS THE NEW COMMANDER OF THE 502 AIR BASE WING AND JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, SHE WOULD LIKE TO THANK MILITARY CITY, USA FOR ALL THE SUPPORT IT PROVIDES OUR AIRMEN, SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AND MARINES.

SHE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE EFFORTS TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH OUR ENCROACHMENT MANAGEMENT TEAM, TO PROMOTE COMPATIBLE LAND USE DEVELOPMENT WHICH SUSTAINS THE MILITARY VALUE OF OUR INSTALLATION.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO PROVIDE YOU A COPY WHICH YOU HAVE OF HER LETTER TO, YOU KNOW, KEEP AND MAINTAIN AND TO THANK MAJOR GENERAL AYALA, MR. ZANONI, MS. ROLLRAD AND BRIDGETT WHITE AND HER STAFF FOR THE TIME AND EFFORT IN SUPPORTING JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO.

WE TRULY LOOK FORWARD TO AN ACTIVE AND SUSTAINED PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO AND THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING THIS IMPORTANT MATTER AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENDURING SUPPORT OF THE MILITARY MISSIONS AND THE SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN OF OUR MILITARY, GOVERNMENT CIVILIANS, RETIREES AND VETERANS WHO LIVE AND WORK IN THIS GREAT CITY.

SO, THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COLONEL FLEMMING.

PLEASE GIVE OUR REGARDS TO GENERAL LINDERMAN.

FRANCIS BOOKER.

>> GOOD MORNING, MAYOR NIRENBERG, CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS FRANCIS BOOKER.

MY HUSBAND AND I LIVE IN WINDWOOD ESTATES IN THE I-10 WEST CORRIDOR.

WE ARE AGAINST THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO ANNEXING OUR AREA.

THIS IS A MONEY GRAB BY THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, PURE AND SIMPLE.

I RESPECT THE MILITARY, THE SERVICE OF GENERAL AYALA, THE SERVICE OF MY HUSBAND, THE SERVICE OF MY BROTHER, AND THE SERVICE OF ALL OF THE MILITARY VETERANS.

AT EVERY CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND STATE HEARINGS WHERE I SPOKE IN SUPPORT OF SB6, THE JOINT LAND USE STUDY AND PROTECTING OUR MILITARY FACILITIES INSTALLATIONS WAS ALWAYS MENTIONED BY THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO AS THE REASON FOR THE ANNEXATION.

IF THIS IS TRULY THE CASE, THEN WHY NINE YEARS AFTER THE JLUS WAS RELEASED IN JUNE 2009, HAS THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO NOT ENFORCED THE JLUS AND PROTECTED THE MILITARY FACILITIES AS THE AREA CONTINUED TO DEVELOP, PRIMARILY WITHIN THE SAN ANTONIO CITY LIMITS.

THE RIM AREA CONTINUES TO EXPLODE WITH DEVELOPMENT AND BECOME MORE AND MORE DENSE.

A NEW APARTMENT COMPLEX IS CURRENTLY BEING BUILT AT THE CORNER OF CAMP BULLIS AND I-10 BY NEW STAR'S HEADQUARTERS.

THERE'S ONGOING DEVELOPMENT DIRECTLY INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF LOOP 1604 BETWEEN NORTHWEST MILITARY AND THE I-10 INTERCHANGE.

BRIDGETT WHITE, SHE PRESENTED THIS NORTH SECTOR PLAN IN HER PRESENTATION.

SHE SHOWED IT.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANY OF YOU HAVE READ IT.

THE CITY PUT IT TOGETHER.

IT'S FOR THE NORTH QUADRANT.

THE SOUTH QUADRANT COVERS THE ENTIRE CITY.

CHAPTER 3 OF THIS IS THE MILITARY COMPATIBILITY DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES.

THERE ARE NINE OBJECTIVES IN THIS.

SIX OF THOSE NINE DEAL WITH CONSTRUCTION.

THE FIRST POINT ON EVERY -- THOSE ONE THROUGH SIX OBJECTIVES, THE FIRST POINT SAYS DISCOURAGE NEW CONSTRUCTION WITHIN 150 FEET OF CAMP BULLIS FENCE LINE.

IF THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO IS SO CONCERNED ABOUT THE MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, WHY DOES THE ANNEXATION MODEL ONLY INCLUDE MONETARY EXAMPLES THAT ARE GENERATED BY TAX REVENUES? WHERE ARE THE EXAMPLES DETAILING THE CASES WHERE THE CITY OF SAN

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ANTONIO HAS ALREADY LIMITED LIGHT RESTRICTIONS, HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS, AND NOISE RESTRICTIONS IN THE DEVELOPMENT THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE OVER THE LAST NINE YEARS.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, MS. BOOKER.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: ROBIN ROBERTS.

>> MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS ROBIN ROBERTS.

I'M A RESIDENT OF RIDGE CREEK, WHICH IS WITHIN THE FIVE-MILE RADIUS OF CAMP BULLIS, AND I SPEAK ONLY ON MY BEHALF.

SUCCINCTLY, I AM AGAINST ALL THREE OPTIONS OF ANNEXATION AROUND CAMP BULLIS.

NO ANNEXATION WAS THE MESSAGE I JOINED IN CARRYING TO THE TEXAS STATE LEGISLATURE IN 2017, WHICH LED TO THE ADOPTION OF THE NEW LEGISLATION TEXAS ANNEXATION RIGHT TO VOTE ACT, ENABLING RESIDENTS TO DETERMINE WHERE THEY LIVE AND BY WHOM THEY ARE GOVERNED.

THAT'S THE SAME MESSAGE I BRING TO YOU TODAY.

I CHOSE THE AREA I LIVE IN BECAUSE IT WAS OUTSIDE OF SAN ANTONIO.

GROWING UP, MY FATHER, A REGULAR ARMY LIFER, WAS STATIONED AT FORT SAM HOUSTON.

WE LOVE SAN ANTONIO AND THE HILL COUNTRY.

BUT I SELECTED TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS, WHICH IS MY RIGHT AS AN AMERICAN.

I'M AN ARMY BRAT AND WITH MY FATHER SERVING OVER 30 YEARS, AND IN MANY CASES AS POST ENGINEER, AT NUMEROUS MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AROUND THE WORLD, PROTECTION OF THE MILITARY IS IN MY DNA.

AS MAJOR GENERAL AYALA TOLD YOU AT THE JUNE 13 WORKING SESSION ON THIS BALLOT REFERENDUM, THE MILITARY IS NOT AGAINST DEVELOPMENT.

IT SOLELY WANTS TO TRAIN AND BE SURE THAT THE MISSION OF TRAINING AT CAMP BULLIS IS PROTECTED.

IT'S A BIT AMUSING THAT I'M DISCUSSING CAMP BULLIS AS A TRAINING SITE WHEN OVER 86 YEARS AGO MY FATHER, AS A CADET AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS A&M -- TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY TOOK TRAINING AT THIS SAME FACILITY.

THEREFORE, BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY I AM NOT AGAINST THE MILITARY OR ITS ABILITY TO TRAIN.

IN REVIEWING THE PRESENTATION MADE TO YOU ON JUNE 13, I NOTED THAT BOTH MAJOR GENERAL AYALA AND MR. CRAIG CARPENTER, CIVILIAN LAWYER WITH JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, INDICATED THAT THE PROTECTIONS OF THE MILITARY WERE TOO SOLID IN THE CAMP BULLIS AREA, DUE IN PART WITH AGREEMENTS WITH ALL THE PERTINENT PARTIES.

THAT SAYS TO ME SHOULD THE MILITARY SEEK PROTECTION AS STATED IN THE JLUS, THE AREA WITHIN THE FIVE-MILE RADIUS AROUND CAMP BULLIS IS COMPLYING WITH THE JLUS AND POSES NO THREAT TO THIS IMPORTANT MILITARY SITE.

FURTHER, I HIGHLIGHT THAT THIS COMPLIANCE HAS BEEN ACHIEVED WITHOUT EITHER ANNEXATION OR ANY IMPOSITION ORDINANCES OR ENFORCEMENT REQUIREMENTS.

THAT RELATIONSHIP CAN CONTINUE WITH A COMMITMENT TO DIALOGUE AND EXECUTION OF AGREEMENTS WITH ALL INVOLVED PARTIES WELL INTO THE FUTURE.

DEVELOPMENT CAN AND TRAINING CAN CONTINUE WITH A LAND USE COMPATIBILITY AGREEMENT, NOT ANNEXATION ORDINANCES.

IN CLOSING, I REITERATE THAT I STAND AGAINST ANNEXATION AND I STAND FOR THE ABILITY OF THE MILITARY TO TRAIN AT CAMP BULLIS.

THESE TWO CAN EXIST IN HARMONY, AS HAS HAPPENED SUCCESSFULLY IN THE PAST.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, MS. ROBERTS.

MIKE STEWART.

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>> MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS MIKE STEWART.

I LIVE IN NORTHWEST BEXAR COUNTY.

MY ADDRESS IS BOERNE, TEXAS.

I'M HERE ON BEHALF OF MY COMMUNITY TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST ANNEXATION OF OUR BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY.

I'M ALSO THE LEADER OF HOMEOWNERS AGAINST ANNEXATION, THE ORGANIZATION THAT THIS VERY BODY GALVANIZED TO PASS ANNEXATION REFORM.

I TRULY APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY THOSE ACTIONS AFFORDED ME TO TEACH MY CHILDREN THAT REAL CHANGE IS POSSIBLE.

I WOULD FIRST LIKE TO THANK CITY STAFF FOR THE COURTESY THEY HAVE EXTENDED ME.

THEY REACHED OUT TO ME LAST L WK ON THIS TOPIC AND WE HAVE ADDITIONAL INTERACTIONS SCHEDULED LATER THIS MONTH.

WITH THAT, I HOPE TO EDUCATE MY COMMUNITY ON THE IMPACTS OF ANY ACTIONS.

AGAIN, I TRULY APPRECIATE THEIR COURTESY.

AS YOU WOULD EXPECT, WE'RE NOT SUPPORTIVE OF ANNEXATION OF OUR AREA.

EARLY INDICATIONS SEEM TO SUGGEST THAT THE CITY WOULD EXPECT SUCH A VOTE TO FAIL.

THIS SEEMS LIKE A COMPLETE WASTE OF PRECIOUS TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

FOR OUR AREA AROUND CAMP BULLIS, THAT COST IS ESTIMATED ABOUT $250,000.

WHILE THAT MAY NOT BE A SIGNIFICANT SUM FOR THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, THOSE OF US IN THE UNINCORPORATED COUNTY, THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY.

WHAT WOULD BE DONE WITH THOSE DOLLARS? JUST THINK WHAT MAGDELENA HOUSE

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COULD DO WITH THAT MONEY.

NOW YOU SAY IT'S AN INVESTMENT TO MAINTAIN THE IMPACT THE MILITARY PROVIDES FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

CERTAINLY $250,000 TO KEEP A REVENUE STREAM OF $49 BILLION IS A GOOD INVESTMENT.

BUT THE PENDING LOSS OF THIS IMPACT IS JUST NOT REAL.

TO USE THE MILITARY AS AN EXCUSE TO EXECUTE THE ANNEXATION IS DISINGENUOUS.

EVERYONE IS AWARE OF THE AUTHORITY OF MUNICIPALITY TO ANNEX AN AREA NEAR A MILITARY BASE THAT WAS INCLUDED IN THE TEXAS ANNEXATION RIGHT TO VOTE ACT PASSED LAST YEAR.

THE MILITARY NEEDS COMPATIBLE USES AND RELIEF TO ENCROACHMENT.

EVERYONE IN MY COMMUNITY SUPPORTS THAT.

AND THOSE TOOLS ALREADY EXIST.

WE JUST HAVE TO USE THEM.

LET'S LOOK AT A FEW EXAMPLES OF WHY ANNEXATION OR MUNICIPAL CONTROL IS NOT THE ANSWER.

ONE, JUST LOOK AT THE DEVELOPMENT AROUND THE RIM.

I DON'T THINK I NEED TO EVEN ILLUSTRATE THAT.

EVERYONE SHOULD BE AWARE OF WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.

LOOK AT THE LIGHT POLLUTION MAP.

LOOK AT THE CHANGE OF THAT.

THE CHANGE OVER TIME IS NOT IN MY AREA.

IT IS ELSEWHERE OUTSIDE OF THESE PROPOSED ANNEXATION AREAS.

LET'S COMPARE THE DENSITY OF THE NORTH END OF CAMP BULLIS AND SOUTH END OF CAMP BULLIS.

LOOK AT THE FOUR-STORE STRUCTURES IN THE COUNTY COMPARED TO THE CITY.

FOR REFERENCE, THERE ARE NONE ON THAT SIDE OF THE COUNTY.

TABLE 41 IN THE JLUS SHOWS THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO USE OF ANNEXATION AS, QUOTE, DEFICIENT AS A COMPATIBILITY TOOL.

MY FINAL COMMENT, JLUS STUDY PAGE 3-8 LISTS SIX PRIORITY AREAS.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

NONE OF THOSE SIX PRIORITY AREAS ARE IN THIS PROPOSED ANNEXATION AREA.

SO THIS RESOLUTION WOULD NOT EXTEND CONTROLS TO THOSE SIX PRIORITY AREAS.

LET'S GET AN ANSWER TO THAT BEFORE WE TAKE A VOTE.

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

COUNCILMAN PERRY.

>> PERRY: THANK YOU, SIR.

WHAT A THORNY ISSUE.

I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND PROPERTY RIGHTS AND THIS WAS THOROUGHLY VETTED AT THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE AND THEY CAME UP WITH THE CURRENT RULES AND REGULATIONS ON WHAT IT TAKES FOR A CITY TO ANNEX OUTSIDE OF THE, YOU KNOW, THE CURRENT CITY LIMITS, EXTENDING THE BOUNDARIES.

I MEAN, I THINK BACK WHEN I FIRST GOT HERE TO SAN ANTONIO BACK IN 1991, IT WAS STILL A HIKE AND THERE WASN'T MUCH DEVELOPMENT OUT AROUND CAMP BULLIS OR DOWN AT MEDINA.

SAN ANTONIO HAS GROWN AND WE'RE GETTING ENCROACHING ON THESE AREAS.

NOW, WITH MY BACKGROUND, I DEALT WITH THESE ISSUES WHEN I WAS IN THE AIR FORCE ABOUT ENCROACHMENT.

WE WERE ALWAYS LOOKING AT THOSE AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CAN WE DO TO CONTROL THAT.

THERE WASN'T MUCH ON THE MILITARY'S SIDE THAT YOU COULD DO.

YOU HAD TO LOOK OUTSIDE THE MILITARY AND GET SUPPORT FROM THE LOCAL ECONOMIES, WHETHER IT'S THE CITY OR THE COUNTY OR WHATEVER, TO TRY TO CONTROL THAT GROWTH AND GET IN THOSE AREAS THAT CLEAR ZONES OR THE ACUS, THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS IN THOSE AREAS.

SO I DEALT WITH THAT.

AND IT'S NOT EASY.

AND THE MILITARY IS REALLY DRIVING THIS REQUIREMENT.

IT'S NOT A CITY OF SAN ANTONIO ISSUE.

THIS IS A MILITARY ISSUE.

AND THEY HAVE REACHED OUT SAYING WE NEED SOME HELP.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE ESTABLISHED THESE GROUPS TO LOOK AT THESE ISSUES AND COME UP WITH RECOMMENDATIONS.

BRIDGETT, I DID HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU AS FAR AS TAXING AND WHAT OPTION ONE REALLY ENTAILS AS FAR AS TAXING AND WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE.

>> I CAN HAVE OUR BUDGET DIRECTOR.

>> PERRY: SURE.

ABSOLUTELY.

>> HI, COUNCILMAN PERRY.

JUSTINA TATE, BUDGET DIRECTOR.

WE LOOKED AT SALES TAX BASED ON WE GOT INFORMATION FROM THE STATE BASED ON WHAT THEY HAD COLLECTED FOR LAST YEAR AND USED

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THAT WITHIN OUR ASSUMPTIONS.

>> PERRY: OKAY.

SO THIS ANNEXATION PLAN, THERE'S NOTHING SET ASIDE ANYTHING SPECIAL FOR TAXING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

IF IT GETS ANNEXED IT WILL BECOME A PART OF THE CITY AND THEY WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CITY TAXES AS WELL AS OTHER TAXING ENTITIES AS WELL, RIGHT?

>> RIGHT.

SO THEY WOULD BE PAYING OUR PROPERTY TAXES AND WE WOULD BE COLLECTING THE SALES TAX AND THEN ANY OTHER TAXES THAT THEY WOULD FALL WITHIN THOSE BOUNDARIES.

LIKE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND THE COUNTY, THOSE THINGS.

>> PERRY: OKAY.

AND WHAT IS -- I MEAN, WHAT IS THE REAL IMPACT? WE ALWAYS HEAR ABOUT IS THERE A PERCENTAGE THAT TAXES WOULD GO UP FOR AN ANNEXATION DEAL?

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: COUNCIL, ANDY, OUR CITY ATTORNEY HAS A COMMENT.

>> I WANTED TO CLARIFY FOR COUNCILMAN PERRY THAT THERE WILL BE NO TAXING DURING THE THREE-YEAR LIMITED PURPOSE ANNEXATION.

IT WOULDN'T COME UNTIL AFTER THAT PERIOD WITH FULL ANNEXATION.

>> PERRY: OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I MEAN, WHAT KIND OF A PERCENTAGE INCREASE ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE WHENEVER THE TAXES ARE STARTING TO BE IMPLEMENTED?

>> SO THE PROPERTY TAXES, FOR AN INDIVIDUAL LIVING WITHIN CAMP BULLIS, PER YEAR, IT WOULD CREASE ABOUT $1700.

AND THEN FOR THE AREAS IN LACKLAND IT WOULD BE ABOUT $700 INCREASE ON THEIR PROPERTY TAX.

>> PERRY: GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL MY QUESTIONS ABOUT TAXATION.

SO, AGAIN, LOOKING BACK AT THIS I'M A PROPERTY RIGHTS TYPE OF GUY.

YOU OWN YOUR PROPERTY YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO WITH IT WHAT YOU WANT.

BUT I'M LOOKING AT THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE MILITARY AND WHAT THEIR REQUIREMENTS ARE.

AGAIN, CAMP BULLIS, CAMP STANLEY, MEDINA, THEY WERE WAY OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE YEARS AGO.

AND THIS CITY HAS GROWN AND IT IS ENCROACHING ON THOSE REQUIREMENTS THAT THE MILITARY HAS TO DO.

YOU KNOW, YOU MIGHT SAY, WELL, NO, NOT REALLY.

BUT IT'S -- TO ME IT'S OBVIOUS THAT THE CITY HAS GROWN AND IS ENCROACHING ON THOSE MILITARY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.

LIGHTING, NOISE, A WHOLE HOST OF ISSUES THAT WILL IMPACT THEIR TRAINING.

THEY WERE PUT OUT THERE TO BEGIN WITH BECAUSE IT WAS OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.

IT'S NOT THAT WAY ANYMORE.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE WHOLE REQUIREMENT, NOT JUST FROM THE CITY BUT WHAT THE MILITARY REQUIREMENT IS.

AND I CAN TELL YOU THIS THAT WE MADE A TRIP UP TO D.C. HERE THIS LAST YEAR AND WE TALKED TO MILITARY LEADERS.

AND THAT WAS THE FIRST QUESTION ABOUT OUR ENCROACHMENT ISSUES AT OUR MILITARY BASES.

THE FIRST QUESTION.

WE SAID WE'RE WORKING THOSE ISSUES AND WE WILL TRY TO CONTROL THOSE TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY, EVEN IF WE PASS THIS OPTION ONE THERE'S STILL GOING TO BE ENCROACHMENT ISSUES OUT THERE THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

THE PEOPLE THAT ARE LIVING IN THOSE AREAS STILL GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE ON THIS AND PUT THEIR WANTS AND DESIGNERS OUT THERE THROUGH A VOTE.

IF IT PASSES, GREAT.

IF IT DOESN'T PASS, WELL THEN THERE'S REMEDIES THAT GO ALONG WITH THAT AS WELL.

BUT WE HAVE TO BE MINDFUL THAT THESE ENCROACHMENT ISSUES ARE VERY SERIOUS FOR OUR MILITARY.

LIKE I SAID, IN OUR MEETINGS UP IN D.C. THOSE WERE THE FIRST QUESTIONS COMING OUT OF THE MILITARY LEADERSHIP IS ENCROACHMENT ISSUES.

AND THAT WILL BE LOOKED AT VERY, VERY CLOSELY WHEN, NOT IF, BUT WHEN WE HAVE ANOTHER BRAC ROUND.

AND EVERYBODY KNOWS THE IMPACT THAT HAS HAPPENED HERE TO SAN ANTONIO.

WE STILL HAVEN'T RECOVERED FROM KELLY.

WE HAVE NOT RECOVERED AS FAR AS TOTAL JOBS, EMPLOYMENT DOWN AT KELLY.

SO IT'S A HUGE IMPACT HERE FOR OUR CITY.

AND WE HAVE TO BE VERY MINDFUL OF THAT.

AND CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THAT.

SO WITH THAT, SIR, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE OPTION ONE AS THE CITY STAFF HAS RECOMMENDED.

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>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF ITEM NO. 5.

COUNCILMAN COURAGE.

>> COURAGE: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I JUST WANTED TO GO AHEAD AND GET A LITTLE MORE CLARIFICATION.

BRIDGETT, IF YOU COULD HELP ME OUT.

THE TWO OPTIONS ON PAGE 13.

THOSE ARE THE TWO OPTIONS THAT THE VOTERS WILL FACE OR THE OPTIONS THAT CITY COUNCIL HAS TO CHOOSE FROM?

>> SO THE TWO OPTIONS THAT YOU SEE HERE ON SLIDE 13 WOULD BE THE BALLOT LANGUAGE.

SO THE VOTERS WOULD HAVE TWO OPTIONS.

OPTION ONE TO VOTE TO ANNEX THE AREA INTO THE CITY, OR OPTION TWO TO APPLY LAND USE CONTROLS FOR THAT PARTICULAR AREA.

SO THIS WOULD BE WHAT THE VOTERS SEE ON THE BALLOT IN TERMS OF COUNCIL.

TODAY THE ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS FOR COUNCIL TO CONSIDER APPROVING A RESOLUTION TO CALL THE ELECTION FOR BOTH AREAS.

>> COURAGE: RIGHT.

OKAY.

NOW, UNDER OPTION ONE, THAT'S A LIMITED PURPOSE.

AND I THINK I UNDERSTOOD FROM AN EARLIER CONVERSATION THAT THAT LIMITATION WOULD EXIST FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME, TWO OR THREE YEARS?

>> YES, SIR.

THE LIMITED PURPOSE ANNEXATION MORE OR LESS ONCE COUNCIL APPROVES THE RESOLUTION, WE HAVE THE ELECTION.

WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH A SERIES OF STEPS FOR COUNCIL TO INITIATE THAT PROCESS.

>> COURAGE: UNDERSTOOD.

>> THEN IT WOULD BE THREE YEARS.

BUT WE WOULD HAVE TO COME BACK TO COUNCIL FOR YOU TO FINALIZE THAT PROCESS.

>> COURAGE: SO DURING THAT THREE YEARS WOULD THE PEOPLE WHS CHOSEN -- I KNOW IT'S AN IF.

BUT IF ENOUGH VOTERS, A MAJORITY, VOTE FOR OPTION ONE AND IT'S CHOSEN WITHIN THAT THREE-YEAR PERIOD, WHAT CITY SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE AREA.

>> AT THIS TIME THERE WOULD BE NO CITY SERVICES PROVIDED.

THEY WOULD PAY NO TAXES.

NO CITY SERVICES PROVIDED.

PART OF THIS THREE-YEAR TIME-FRAME WOULD ALLOW THE CITY IN TERMS OF FIRE AND POLICE TO RAMP UP RESOURCES TO BE READY FOR THAT 37TH MONTH.

>> COURAGE: NOT EVEN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT, NOTHING?

>> NO SERVICES WOULD BE OFFERED BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT PAYING TAXES.

>> COURAGE: AND THEN AT THE END OF THAT THREE YEARS THE CITY HAS THE OPTION OF IMPLEMENTING FULL ANNEXATION, WHICH MEANS WE WOULD BE REQUIRED TO GO AHEAD AND PROVIDE FULL SERVICES.

>> THE CITY COUNCIL WOULD BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A VOTE TO COMPLETE THAT PROCESS.

AND THEN IT WOULD BE FULL PURPOSE ANNEXATION.

>> COURAGE: AND THEN THEY WOULD PAY FULL TAXES.

>> AND VOTE, YES, SIR.

>> COURAGE: DURING LIMITED-PURPOSE TIME, WOULD THE SAME REQUIREMENTS THE SAME UNDER EITHER OPTION ONE OR OPTION TWO UNDER THE LIMITED OPTION ONE, IF IT'S APPROVED?

>> NO.

THEY ARE TWO --

>> COURAGE: THERE WOULD BE DIFFERENT SETS OF LAND USE?

>> YES.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN WE LOOK IN TERMS OF LAND USE CONTROLS WE HAVE IDENTIFIED SPECIFIC CONTROLS THAT WE'RE ABLE TO TIE BACK TO THE JOINT LAND USE STUDY FOR EACH OF THE AREAS.

SO WE'RE ABLE TO, BASED ON STRATEGIES AND CITATIONS IN THE JOINT LAND USE, LOOK TO SAY THESE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO APPLY.

WE COULDN'T DO EVERYTHING WE DO IN THE CITY IN THE COUNTY IF IT'S OPTION TWO.

IF IT'S OPTION ONE, WE HAVE TO CREATE SOME SORT OF REGULATORY PLAN.

SO WE COULD IDENTIFY WHAT POSSIBLE THINGS WE COULD DO.

BUT OF COURSE THAT ALL HAS TO COME BACK TO COUNCIL FOR YOU TO EVEN APPROVE INITIATING THAT LIMITED PURPOSE PROCESS.

>> COURAGE: DO WE, BECAUSE IT'S STILL IN OUR ETJ, HAVE THE RIGHT TO IMPLEMENT SOME OF THE LAND USE POLICIES THAT WE USE RIGHT NOW?

>> NO, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ZONING.

WE DO HAVE THE SECTOR PLANS.

SO THE SECTOR PLANS IDENTIFIES LAND USE IF WE WERE TO HAVE ANNEXATION IN THE AREA.

SO YOU'LL RECALL IF WE HAVE AN ANNEXATION ITEM THAT COMES BEFORE YOU, WE'LL TYPICALLY HAVE SOME SORT OF PLAN AMENDMENT OR ZONING, BECAUSE WE CAN'T BRING PROPERTY INTO THE CITY IF IT'S NOT ZONED.

>> COURAGE: ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS GOING TO ASK IS WHY DON'T WE MENTION IN THESE TWO OPTIONS THE FINANCIAL ASPECTS THAT THE PROPERTY OWNERS COULD BE FACING? FOR EXAMPLE, WHY DON'T WE LIST UNDER OPTION ONE THAT THIS WOULD INCLUDE NO CITY TAXES AND NO CITY SERVICES DURING THIS LIMITED PERIOD OF TIME.

I THINK THAT WOULD HAVE SOME INFLUENCE ON THE DECISION-MAKING THAT SOME PEOPLE MAY HAVE IN UNDERSTANDING THEIR VOTE.

BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT OPTION

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>> AND SO WITH THAT, MAYOR,

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I'LL BE SUPPORTING AND I CALL THE QUESTION.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY.

THANK YOU COUNCILMAN PELAEZ.

WE JUST HAVE A FEW MORE COUNCILMEMBERS ON THIS ITEM.

COUNCILWOMAN GONZALES? COUNCILMAN SALDAÑA?

>> SALDAÑA: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I WANTED TO ASK A QUICK QUESTION OF BRIDGETTE OR MICHAEL WHO MIGHT BE BEST TO FIELD THIS.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT ANNEXATION FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW AT THE CITY LEVEL AND WE -- IT'S IMPORTANT TO DISTINGUISH THAT YOU CAN HAVE A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON ANNEXATION, AND THOSE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES DON'T HAVE TO BE WRONG.

SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT AN NEXTSATION THEY BE USED BY A CITY TO REGULATE LAND USE, THERE MIGHT BE ABILITY FOR THE CITY TO GO OUT AND BRING MORE REVENUE INTO THE CITY.

I'LL JUST SHARE MY PERSPECTIVE AND I WANT TO ADDRESS A QUESTION THAT CAME UP FROM MRS. BOOKER, WHICH I THINK IS A GOOD ONE, FOR FOLKS WHO ARE WATCHING THE CITY GROW AND DEVELOP.

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A CLEAN SLATE WITH REGARD TO HOW FAR THE CITY'S REACHES HAVE GONE.

NAMELY, IF I WERE TRYING TO MANAGE A CITY, I'D LIKE TO MANAGE A CITY BY INVESTING IN OLDER AREAS, INVESTING THE CITY AS IT EXISTED, YOU KNOW, SEVERAL DECADES AGO, SO WE WOULDN'T EXPAND THE REACH, EXPAND THE AMOUNT OF FIRE STATIONS, POLICE STATIONS, NOT ONLY DO THAT BY CONTAINING THE CITY'S GROWTH, BUT IN THIS CASE, YOU'D ACTUALLY BE A BENEFIT

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TO THE MILITARY INSTALLATIONS WHO HAVE EXIST, WHO ARE WORRIED ABOUT ENKROACHMENT, RIGHTFULLY SO.

I DON'T THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE THAT THE MILITARY SHOULDN'T BE WORRIED ABOUT ENCROACHMENT ISSUES.

THOSE ARE REAL ISSUES.

SO MY PERSPECTIVE ON ANNEXATION, ESPECIALLY SINCE I REPRESENTED AN AREA THAT IS NOT ONLY CONTAINING A MILITARY BASE, BUT IS NOT YET SURROUNDED BY A TON OF GROWTH, SO WHEN I LOOK AT ANNEXATION, I LOOK AT IT AS AN ABILITY TO CONTROL AND CONTAIN SOME OF THE REGULATION OF THE LAND, BECAUSE OUT IN BEXAR COUNTY, TO THE WEST OF MEDINA BASE, THERE IS NO ZONING, THERE IS NO ABILITY TO REGULATE, WHICH TO A DEVELOPER -- AND THIS IS NOT A HYPOTHETICAL, THIS IS A REAL SCENARIO -- FOR A DEVELOPER WHO OWNS THE PROPERTY WEST OF MEDINA BASE ANNEX, THEY WANT TO PUT 1400 NEW ROOFTOPS.

THAT'S NOT -- AS A POLICYMAKER, I'M NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE THAT MEANS -- WITH CONGESTION AND TRAFFIC DELAYS.

THOSE ARE HIGHWAY PROJECTS THAT OTHERWISE COULD BE GOING INTO THE CITY.

IT FURTHER STRETCHES THE REACHES OF FOLKS WHO ARE COMING INTO THE CITY AND OUT OF THE CITY.

SO BACK TO MRS. BOOKER'S QUESTION, IF I DON'T WANT THE RIM TO EXIST OUTSIDE OF THE WEST END OF MEDINA ANNEX, WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT THAT TODAY? AND TO GO BACK TO HER QUESTION, HOW DID THE RIM GET TO BE WHAT IT IS IF THE JLUS HAD ALREADY IMPLEMENTED SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS, WHAT AUTHORITY DID WE HAVE TO STOP THAT FROM HAPPENING?

>> SURE.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER IF YOU LOOK AT THE JLUS AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS, SO EVER SINCE THEN, THE CITY HAS BEEN ADOPTING ORDINANCES, MANY OF THEM TAKEN THROUGH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, OF COURSE WITH OUR MILITARY DEPARTMENT, THE MILITARY AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS, DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY, BUT WE'VE ESTABLISHED AND ADOPTED A MILITARY LIGHTING OVERLAY DISTRICT ORDINANCE, A SOUND ATTENUATION ORDINANCE, NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES THAT HAS BEEN CODIFIED WHERE THE MILITARY IS NOTIFIED VERY EARLY ON OF POTENTIAL PROJECTS.

WE UPDATED OUR TREE ORDINANCE TO INCREASE CANOPY, NOT JUST WHAT WHAT YOU HAD TO PRESERVE BUT WHAT YOU HAD TO PUT BACK AS YOU DEVELOPED.

THOSE HAVE ALL BEEN IN DIRECT RESULT OF THE JLUS RECOMMENDATIONS, AND THERE ARE STILL OTHERS.

YOU KNOW, THE HABITAT COMPLIANCE, OUR HABITAT COMPLIANCE PLAN THAT WE FINALLY ADOPTED A YEAR AGO, SO THOSE ARE THE TYPES OF TOOLS THAT WE CAN USE WITHIN CITY LIMITS.

SOME OF THEM EXTEND OUTSIDE ALREADY, SOME DO NOT, OF COURSE.

BUT THAT'S WHERE WE WOULD LOOK AT IT AND ARE ALREADY LOOKING AT LACKLAND, THAT AREA, WE JUST UPDATED THE MILITARY LIGHTING OVERLAY DISTRICT IN THE CITY LIMITS, BECAUSE WE HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO THAT THROUGH ZONING.

SO I THINK, YOU KNOW, THIS ANNEXATION QUESTION, WHETHER IT'S A TRUE ANNEXATION, IF THEY VOTE TO ANNEX OR TO PROVIDE SOME LAND USE CONTROLS, IT'S NOT ABOUT STOPPING DEVELOPMENT, AND I THINK JUAN WILL TALK TO YOU ABOUT THAT MORE, IT'S ABOUT COMPATIBLE DEVELOPMENT IN THOSE AREAS.

SO WE'VE DONE A LOT SINCE THE JLUS.

THE RIM HAS DEVELOPED WITH A LOT OF THOSE CONTROLS, SO IT HAS DEFINITELY DEVELOPED, BUT IT HAS DEFINITE CONTROLS TO MAKE IT MORE COMPATIBLE, AND THAT'S WHAT WE WOULD LOOK AT CERTAINLY IN THE LACKLAND AREA AS WELL.

>> SALDAÑA: AND GENERAL IYELLA, BEFORE YOU SPEAK, THE MILITARY IS NOT AGAINST DEVELOPMENT.

THEY'VE PASSED ALONG 300 ACRES TO THEIR FAMILY, THEIR FAMILY HAS DECIDED TO DEVELOP, THAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE CASE AT THE RIM, THE QUESTION THAT WE HAVE, WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THE RIM TODAY BECAUSE THOSE REGULATIONS EXIST? AND I THINK WHAT MICHAEL SHANNON, I'VE HEARD HIM SAY, AND I'VE BEEN FOLLOWING AND STUDYING THIS ISSUE FOR A GREAT DEAL OF TIME, IT MEANS THAT IN SOME OF THOSE DEVELOPMENTS, LIKE THE RIM, THEY HAVE HAD TO BE COMPATIBLE WITH SOME OF THOSE USE, EITHER WITH SOUND AT 10 -- ATTENUATION OR TOP GOLF, THEY HAVE RULES THAT WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED, REGULATIONS AND LAND USE.

>> COUNCILMAN, I FULLY AGREE.

I GET THE QUESTION ALL THE TIME ABOUT THE RIM AND, YOU KNOW, WHY ALL THIS DEVELOPMENT AND THE CITY HASN'T DONE ANYTHING.

I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT I THINK THE RIM AND THAT ENTIRE AREA IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF COMPATIBLE LAND USE.

IT IS A -- PROBABLY AN EXAMPLE FOR A LOT OF MILITARY COMMUNITIES TO FOLLOW WHERE THE COMMUNITY CAN BUILD, THEY CAN GROW THEIR ECONOMIC IMPACT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE MILITARY MISSION HAS CONTINUED UNABATED.

AND THE REASON THAT IS THE CASE IS THE ENTIRE TIME THAT I'VE BEEN HERE IS THAT WE'VE SAT DOWN WITH DEVELOPERS, LANDOWNERS, THE MILITARY, THE CITY, AND THINGS THAT ARE DEVELOPED FOR ANY TYPE OF GROWTH HAS BEEN COMPATIBLE WITH THE MISSION.

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AND, AGAIN, THE MISSION AT CAMP BULLIS, YOU KNOW, THEY TRAIN EVERY SINGLE MEDICAL COREMAN AND MEDIC THAT GOES INTO COMBAT HAS CONTINUED UNABATED FOR YEARS BECAUSE OF THAT.

SO, AGAIN, MY POINT IS THAT, THAT'S A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF COMPATIBLE LAND USE IN A COMMUNITY PARTNERING WITH THE MILITARY TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT THEY DO IS MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL.

>> SALDAÑA: THANK YOU, GENERAL.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO DRAW THE DISTINCTION AGAIN ON PERSPECTIVES, BECAUSE I THINK SOME FOLKS WOULD LOOK AT THE RIM AND LOOK AT THE DEVELOPMENT AND SAY, THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE IN THEIR BACKYARD OR DEVELOP FURTHER OUT INTO DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE CITY.

THERE'S THIS -- I THINK THERE'S THIS MISTAKE IN THINKING THAT IF THE CITY WERE TO EXPAND ITS REACHES, THAT THAT ALSO MEANS THAT IT BRINGS WITH IT THE SORT OF RIM DEVELOPMENT.

THAT HAPPENS WITH OR WITHOUT OUR HELP.

AND I'M SYMPATHETIC TO THE FOLKS WHO HAVE MOVED OUT FURTHER BEYOND THE CITY'S LIMITS WHO WANT TO SEE A BEAU COLIC SETTING WHERE THERE'S DEERS AND RATTLESNAKES, BUT THE CITY COMING IN AND ANNEXING -- BETWEEN THAT CONFLICT OF WHAT I WANT, LESS OF THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE CITY AND WHAT I'M FIGHTING AGAINST IS THE ANNEXATION.

BECAUSE I TELL YOU WHAT, THE DEVELOPERS -- THEY DON'T WANT THE CITY TO COME IN AND ANNEX, BECAUSE IN SOME CASES IT RUINS THEIR BOTTOM LINE, THEY CAN'T BUILD AS MANY HOMES, THEY HAVE TO DO DOWNLIGHTING IN CERTAIN SPECIFIC AREAS, THEY HAVE SOUND ATTENUATION ON THEIR WINDOWS.

SO IN THAT WAY, I THINK IT SLOWS DOWN THAT GROWTH OF EITHER ROOFTOPS OR COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS THAT LOOK LIKE THE RIM, WHICH IS WHY I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A LITTLE CONFUSED BY WHAT SOMEBODY WANTS TO SEE, WHICH IS NO ANNEXATION, BUT ALSO WANTS TO SEE NO DEVELOPMENT.

I THINK THOSE THINGS GO HAND IN HAND.

IN THIS CASE, I'LL BE SUPPORTING NOT ANNEXATION, BUT THE DECISION TO GO TO THE VOTERS.

AT THE VERY LEAST, WE'LL GET LAND USE REGULAR RAITIONS TO MAKE SURE IF YOU'RE GOING TO BUILD 1400 HOME THEY HAVE THE KIND OF LIGHT POLLUTION MITIGATION AND SOUND ATTENUATION OR EVEN HABITAT PROTECTION THAT IS NECESSARY IF WE CAN DO THOSE THINGS.

SO THOSE ARE MY ONLY COMMENTS, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

>> JUST ONE MORE COMMENT IF I MAY, SIR.

I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THE FACT THAT THE REASON THAT WE'RE HERE TODAY AND THAT THE REQUIREMENTS OR THE REQUESTS THAT WE GET ARE FROM THE MILITARY.

IT'S NOTHING THAT WE CAME UP WITH IN THE OFFICE OF MILITARY AFFAIRS, CITY OF SAN ANTONIO.

IT'S -- GENERAL LINDERMAN AND MANY OF THE SENIOR GENERAL OFFICERS REACH OUT TO US IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR MISSION CONTINUES, AND THAT'S ALL THEY WANT.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN SALDAÑA.

COUNCILWOMAN SANDOVAL?

>> SANDOVAL: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MAYOR.

JUST OVER A YEAR AGO WE WERE HERE AT THE DAIS, IT WAS THE LAST MEETING IN JUNE, AND WE WERE ABOUT TO VOTE ON ANNEXATION AND WE SPENT A LONG TIME DISCUSSING IT, BECAUSE IT WAS -- IT HAD BEEN SET IN MOTION BEFORE ABOUT SEVEN OF US WERE ELECTED, AND IT WAS THE FIRST MEETING AND THE FIRST ANNEXATION VOTE FOR MANY OF US.

THE ITEM WASN'T A SLAM DUNK, IT WAS CONTROVERSIAL, AND MOST OF OUR QUESTIONS CENTERED AROUND THE PUBLIC INFORMATION THAT HAD BEEN -- THE INFORMATION THAT HAD BEEN PROVIDED TO THE PUBLIC, HAD IT BEEN DONE WITH ADVANCED NOTICE? DID THEY REALLY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS HAPPENING WHEN THE VOTE TOOK PLACE? YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WERE GOING TO HAVE TO START PAYING PROPERTY TAXES AND, YOU KNOW, WERE THEY GOING TO BE ABLE TO BUDGET FOR THAT.

IT WAS A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT SITUATION, BUT NONETHELESS, SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WE'RE ASKING FROM THE DAIS TODAY ALSO HAVE TO DO WITH COMMUNICATION WITH THE PUBLIC AND BEING ABLE TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT WITH THEM.

I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT STAFF HAS MET WITH SOME OF THE PROPERTY OWNERS, I THINK THAT'S GREAT.

I DO WANT TO HEAR FROM STAFF, THOUGH, WHAT IS THE PUBLIC OUTREACH STRATEGY AND THE TIMELINE FOR THAT?

>> IN THE PRESENTATIONNT ON SLIDE 21, WE DO HAVE ELECTION NOTIFICATIONS AND MEETINGS.

WE HAVE A VERY DETAILED CALENDAR.

WE DO HAVE SOME THINGS THAT ARE REQUIRED BY STATE LAW, SO WE ARE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY PROPERTY OWNERS AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, SERVICE PROVIDERS WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF COUNCIL'S VOTE OF THE RESOLUTION.

WE ARE NOT, HOWEVER, REQUIRED TO NOTIFY REGISTERED VOTERS; HOWEVER, WE WILL BE SENDING THE SAME NOTIFICATION LETTER OUT TO REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE TWO AREAS, IF COUNCIL WERE TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION, SO THAT THEY ARE ALSO AWARE OF WHAT THE OPTIONS MEAN, WHERE

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THEIR -- WHO TO CONTACT FROM THE BEXAR COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE, WE HAVE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE.

AND ALSO INFORMATION ON THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS THAT WE WILL BE HOSTING.

THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS ARE UNDER THE ADDITIONAL COLUMN, BECAUSE THEY'RE ALSO NOT REQUIRED BY STATE LAW TO BE COMPLETED.

WE'RE IN THE PROCESS NOW OF FINALIZING LOCATIONS, TWO IN THE CAMP BULLIS AREA AND TWO IN THE LACKLAND AREA, SO WE'D BE HOLDING ONE IN SEPTEMBER AND ONE IN OCTOBER FOR EACH.

WE THEN WILL HAVE A NOTICE OF THE ACTUAL ELECTION THAT'S REQUIRED IN OCTOBER BEFORE THE ACTUAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 6TH.

AND THEN OF COURSE POST ELECTION, WE HAVE NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AS WELL.

>> I JUST WANTED TO ADD ON, COUNCILWOMAN, AS ONE OF THOSE INVOLVED IN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY, YOU HEARD MIKE STEWART TALK EARLIER ABOUT HOW THE CITY STAFF HAVE REACHED OUT TO THEM.

WE HAVE A MEETING SCHEDULED IN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO TO SIT DOWN AND TALK ABOUT WHAT THIS IS REALLY ABOUT.

I THINK -- YOU KNOW, THIS IS A COMPLICATED ISSUE.

THERE'S NO QUESTION, BECAUSE IT WAS MADE COMPLICATED BY THE LAW.

THAT'S THE REALITY.

I WANT TO TRY TO MAKE IT AS SIMPLE AS WE CAN, BECAUSE I THINK FOLKS ARE WONDERING WHY THIS MIGHT BE PUT ON THE BALLOT.

THE ISSUE IS PRETTY SIMPLE.

EITHER YOU WANT TO BE ANNEXED INTO THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO OR YOU WANT TO STAY UNINCORPORATED AND LET THE CITY EXTEND ITS PROTECTIONS.

THAT OPTION WASN'T THERE BEFORE THE NEW LAW PASSED.

THE ONLY WAY WE WOULD BE ABLE TO EXTEND MILITARY PROTECTIONS INTO THOSE AREAS IS BY BRINGING THEM IN THE CITY.

THE LAW CREATED A REQUIREMENT THAT THERE BE A VOTE, AND IF THE VOTE IS NO, THEN WE CAN GO AHEAD AND PROVIDE THE MILITARY PROTECTION.

SO IT'S A REQUIREMENT, IT'S A NECESSITY THAT IT BE A CHOICE BEFORE THE VOTERS BEFORE THE CITY GAINS THE AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE JLUS PROTECTION, AND THAT'S WHY THE OPTION WOULD BE PUT BEFORE THEM.

>> SANDOVAL: I UNDERSTAND.

THANK YOU.

AND ABOUT HOW HOW MANY PARCELS ARE WE LOOKING AT IN EACH OF THE AREAS? SO --

>> SO PARCELS FOR THE CAMP BULLIS WOULD BE OVER 9800.

PARCELS FOR THE LACKLAND AREA, OVER 16,000.

IN TERMS OF PROPERTY OWNERS FOR BOTH AREAS, WE'D BE MAILING TO OVER 26,000 PROPERTY OWNERS.

WE'RE WORKING WITH THE BEXAR COUNTY ELECTION'S OFFICE AND THEY'LL BE PROVIDING US A LIST OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN ADDITION TO THE PROPERTY OWNERS.

OF COURSE THERE MAY BE SOME DUPLICATION, BUT WE'LL BE ABLE TO SEND IT OUT TO BOTH.

REGISTERED -- EVEN IF SOMEONE IS A PROPERTY OWNER, IF THEY ARE NOT A REGISTERED VOTER, THEY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO VOTE IN THEIR PARTICULAR AREA.

>> SANDOVAL: THEY WOULD?

>> WOULD NOT.

IF THEY'RE A PROPERTY OWNER BUT NOT A REGISTERED VOTER, RIGHT, THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO VOTE.

>> SANDOVAL: OKAY.

SO I GUESS I -- WHAT DOES THE NOTIFICATION LOOK LIKE? IS IT EASY TO UNDERSTAND? IS IT IN TWO LANGUAGES?

>> WHITE: ACTUALLY WE SPENT ABOUT TWO DAYS WORKING ON THE NOTIFICATION LETTER.

IT WILL BE GOING OUT IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH.

SO WE HAD A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT STAFF DEPARTMENTS ACTUALLY LOOK AT THE LETTER.

THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

WE SENT IT OUT TO BEXAR COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE HAS SEEN IT AS WELL TO MAKE SURE WHEN SOMEONE READS IT, IT'S VERY EASY TO UNDERSTAND, BECAUSE ANNEXATION IS A COMPLICATED TOPIC, SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S WITHIN 5 MILES OF THE BASE -- MISSIONS, TWO OPTIONS, WHERE CAN YOU PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, AND HERE ALSO, TOO, IS INFORMATION ON A COMMUNITY MEETING THAT WE'LL BE HOLDING.

ALSO AS I SAID IT'S IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH.

>> SANDOVAL: GREAT.

I'LL BE GLAD TO HEAR HOW YOUR MEETINGS TURN OUT.

THANK YOU MRS. WHITE.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU COUNCILWOMAN SANDOVAL.

COUNCILWOMAN GONZALES?

>> GONZALES: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND JUST -- I THINK THIS QUESTION WOULD BE FOR GENERAL AYALLA.

I'VE BEEN LISTENING AND I HOPE I HAVEN'T MISSED IT, WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE MILITARY TO THE CITY?

>> YES.

THE LATEST FROM THE TEXAS COMPTROLLER, IT'S 49 BILLION TO THE TEXAS ECONOMY.

AND 15 BASES IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, SAN ANTONIO -- IN AUDIO] -- FOR ALL 15 BASES, SAN ANTONIO'S 49 BILLION, SO YOU CAN SEE IT'S MORE THAN A THIRD FOR THE TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THE TEXAS ECONOMY.

I ALSO SAW SOME FIGURES --

>> GONZALES: 49 BILLION FOR THE STATE FOR 15 MILITARY BASES.

>> 49 BILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT FROM JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO TO THE STATE

>> GONZALES: THANK YOU.

>> THAT'S THE ECONOMIC

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IMPACT.

AND DEPENDING ON THE STUDIES THAT YOU LOOK AT, IT'S THE NUMBER ONE EMPLOYER BY NUMBER.

>> GONZALES: IN THE STATE?

>> IN THE REGION, ACTUALLY.

>> GONZALES: IN THE REGION WHICH INCLUDES TEXAS REGION OR --

>> THE SAN ANTONIO REGION, THE ALAMO REGION.

>> GONZALES: OKAY.

>> IF YOU RECALL, RANDOLPH IS A LARGE PART OF IT ISN'T EVEN IN OUR CITY.

>> GONZALES: OKAY.

SO -- AND ALSO WITH THAT -- THAT WAS -- I'LL TRY AND KEEP IT SIMPLE, MY QUESTIONS HERE, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THIS, YOU KNOW, TRIGGERS A LOT OF DISCUSSION.

AND I'VE BEEN PRETTY STABLE IN MY COMMITMENT AGAINST ANNEXATION OVER THE YEARS, LARGELY BECAUSE IN MOST CASES I DON'T -- I DON'T BELIEVE THAT IT ACTUALLY DOES PAY FOR ITSELF.

AND, IN FACT, SOME OR EVEN AS A BENEFIT TO THE CITY.

MY SENSE IS THAT OVERALL ANNEXATION IS A LOSS TO THE CITY AND I THINK WE'VE PROVED THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN AS WE'VE SHOWN HOW MUCH GREATER THE ECONOMIC IMPACT IS FOR DENSE AREAS.

THAT MEANS NARROWER STREETS, DENSER HOUSING AND COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY.

BUT IN THIS CASE, I CAN SUPPORT THE ANNEXATION BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE MILITARY THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO PROTECT THAT MISSION.

AND SO EVEN WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE FINANCIAL REVIEW MODEL THAT'S HERE, THE 20-YEAR FORECAST, IT SHOWS A VERY SIMPLE MODEL, AND I THINK THAT THAT'S NOT AN ACCURATE PICTURE.

AND I WANT TO JUST ENCOURAGE THE STAFF TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION AS WE TALK ABOUT THE 20-YEAR FORECAST IN THE FINANCIAL MODEL OF THE PURPOSE OF ANNEXING THIS AREA.

SO I WOULD HOPE TO HAVE -- I UNDERSTAND THAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO THINGS A LITTLE BIT MORE SIMPLY SO THAT THE AVERAGE CONSUMER CAN UNDERSTAND.

WE'VE BEEN ON THIS ANNEXATION AGENDA FOR FIVE PLUS YEARS, SINCE I'VE BEEN ON -- IN FACT, BEFORE I GOT HERE.

I'VE AN OPPOSED TO IT BECAUSE I DON'T THINK WE GET A FULL PICTURE OF THE ANNEXATION, ESPECIALLY AS WE'RE ADDRESSING HERE.

FOR EXAMPLE ON THE AIR FORCE AND MEDINA ANNEXATION, SOME OF THESE YOU TALK ABOUT SQUARE MILES AND LAND THAT WE'RE ANNEXING, BUT WE'RE REALLY REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN ARE THE STREETS, SO HOW MANY MILES OF STREETS ARE HERE? THAT'S ALSO FOR THE STAFF, I THINK, ADDRESS THIS INFORMATION A LITTLE BIT MORE CORRECTLY.

I MEAN, WHAT WE'RE MAINTAINING ARE STREETS.

AND SO 10 SQUARE MILES IS NOT EXACTLY HOW MANY MILES OF STREETS, HOW MANY CENTER LANE MILES.

AND ALSO DOES THIS REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POLICE AND FIRE? THAT'S WHERE OUR GREATEST EXPENSES ARE, BUT IT STILL IS NO COMPARISON TO THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF OUR MILITARY BASES FOR THE CITY.

SO FOR THAT REASON, I'M INCLINED TO SUPPORT THIS, EVEN THOUGH I DON'T SUPPORT ANNEXATION IN GENERAL, AND I'LL LEAVE MY COMMENTS FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION AT A LATER DATE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: GREAT, COUNCILWOMAN GONZALES.

THANK YOU, GENERAL AYALLA.

JEFF, ARE YOU STILL HERE? THERE ARE SEVERAL STATEMENTS MADE ABOUT SB6 AND THE USE FOR THE ANNEXATION PROCESS.

PART OF THAT WAS ALSO INCLUSIVE OF THE TREE ORDINANCE, WHICH WE KNOW TREE PROTECTIONS ARE EXTENDED IN THE ETJ CURRENTLY, BUT SPEAK TO THAT A MINUTE.

BECAUSE THE SB6 PROTECTIONS ARE ALSO TO REINFORCE THAT?

>> THAT'S CORRECT.

OUR TREE ORDINANCE IS ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL TO CAMP BULLIS, BECAUSE EVERY TIME TREES ARE CUT DOWN OFF CAMP BULLIS, IT FORCES THE ENDANGERED GOLDEN CHEEK WARBLER ONTO CAMP BULLIS AND LIMITS WHERE THEY CAN TRAIN.

THEY'VE BEEN VERY, VERY CLEAR OVER THE YEARS THAT THE TREE ORDINANCE IS CRUCIAL.

UNDER STATE LAW, WE CAN CURRENTLY REGULATE TREES IN THE ETJ.

SO RIGHT NOW OUR TREE ORDINANCE IS ONE OF THE REGULATIONS THAT WE CAN IMPOSE OUTSIDE OF THE CITY LIMITS.

WE WOULDN'T GAIN THAT THROUGH THIS ACTION; HOWEVER, THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE, EACH OF THE PAST FIVE OR SIX SESSIONS, HAS FILED BILLS THAT WOULD TAKE AWAY CITY'S ABILITY TO REGULATE TREES IN THE ETJ.

IF THAT ACTION IS -- IN AUDIO] -- CAMP BULLIS, UNLESS THIS ELECTION IS HELD, WHICHEVER WAY IT GOES, IT WOULD GIVE THE CITY THE AUTHORITY TO WORK IN THOSE 5-MID ESSENTIALLY IT WOULD BUFFER US AGAINST FUTURE CHANGES TO STATE LAW REGARDING TREES.

IF THEY TOOK AWAY OUR AUTHORITY AT THE STATE LEVEL, WE WOULD HAVE ESSENTIALLY A BELT AND SUSPENDERS PROTECTION AND BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO ENFORCE TREE REGULATIONS WITHIN

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THOSE 5 MILES.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY.

THANK YOU, JEFF.

BRIDGETTE, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU.

AS IT RELATES TO THE PRIORITY AREAS FROM JLUS, YOU DID SPEAK TO THE REASONS WHY SEVERAL OF THEM ARE NOT INCLUDED, BUT WHAT DOES EXACTLY -- DOES THE J LIEUS SAY ABOUT THE FIVE-MILE BUFFER AND WHY WAS THAT SUCH A POINT OF CONTENTION DURING THE SB6 CONVERSATION.

>> WHITE: THE SIX AREAS OF CONCERNED IDENTIFIED IN THE JLUS ARE SPECIFIC AREAS THEY'VE IDENTIFIED GIVEN THEIR LOCATION CLOSE TO THE BASE.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, ONE OF THEM AS I MENTIONED IS ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF -- THANK YOU -- ONE OF THEM IS ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE BASE, AND THAT'S WHERE THE FLIGHT PATH IS.

OF COURSE, THAT'S IN COMAL COUNTY, AND SO THE AREAS THAT WE HAVE IDENTIFIED ARE ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE BASE.

THE THREE, AS I MENTIONED, IN RESPONSE TO COUNCILMAN BROCKHOUSE'S QUESTION ARE AT THE SOUTH OF THE BASE, THOSE ARE ALREADY IN THE CITY.

SO WE'RE REALLY FOCUSED ON PROTECTING THE MISSIONS ON AREAS IN OUR ETJ.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY.

AND I THINK THAT POINT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THE RIM AND LA CANTERA HAVE BEEN SHOWN BY SOME TO BE AN EXAMPLE OF IRRESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT.

THERE HAVE BEEN ORDINANCES PASSED BY THIS COUNCIL AND PREVIOUS COUNCILS OVER A PERIOD OF TIME TO REALLY RIGHT SOME OF THE WRONGS, AS IT RELATES TO THE PROTECTION OF THE BASES, THE MILITARY LIGHTING OVERLAY DISTRICT IS ONE OF THOSE PROTECTIONS, AND I WOULD SAY THAT THERE'S NEVER -- IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING, ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES TO THE PROTECTION OF THE MILITARY.

AND THIS IS WHERE I THINK IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

IT'S -- THIS IS NOT A "NICE TO HAVE." THE $49 BILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO OF THE MILITARY IS IMPORTANT, CREATES JOBS, IT SUPPORTS FAMILIES.

IT'S ALSO EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR THE TEXAS AND THE REGIONAL ECONOMIES, BUT THERE'S SOMETHING MUCH MORE IMPORTANT TO THAT, WHICH IS THE FACT THAT WE CALL OURSELVES MILITARY CITY USA.

IT'S NOT A SLOGAN.

THE IMPORTANT THING HERE IS THAT FOR THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO TO LIVE UP TO THAT MON MONIKER, WE HAVE TO CONSIDER OUR DUTIES AND THE NONNEGOTIABLE CHALLENGE THAT WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN AND TO USE EVERY TOOL THAT WE HAVE AT OUR DISPOSAL TO PROTECT OUR BASES, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE LIVING UP TO OUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO BE PART OF THE NATION'S DEFENSE.

WE ARE THE ONLY CITY IN THE COUNTRY WITH A JOINT BASE OF THIS MAGNITUDE, AND WE TAKE THAT RESPONSIBILITY VERY SERIOUSLY, WHICH IS WHY YOU SEE GENERALS COME TO OUR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AND COME TO OUR COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND SO FORTH.

FOR THAT REASON, AND FOR THE REASON STATED BY COUNCILWOMAN GONZALES ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE DO NEED TO REEXAMINE OUR ANNEXATION POLICIES.

AND WHEN WE DO FULL-PURPOSE OR LIMITED HYPE -- LIMITED-PURPOSE ANNEXATION FOR GROWING TERRITORIES, THIS IS NOT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT.

THIS IS ABOUT PROTECTING OUR CITY OF SAN ANTONIO'S AUTHORITY TO PROTECT THE BASES.

SO FOR THAT REASON, I'M SUPPORTIVE OF BOTH OF THESE MEASURES AND LOOK FORWARD TO MORE CITIZEN INPUT, TO HAVE THOSE MEETINGS, MIKE, BETWEEN OUR STAFF AND YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT THE IMPACT TO THE COMMUNITIES ARE WELL UNDERSTOOD.

AGAIN, THOSE MEETINGS ARE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT, BECAUSE I THINK THERE HAS BEEN SOME MISINFORMATION ABOUT THE IMPACT TO THE NEIGHBORHOODS HERE.

I DON'T KNOW A SOUL THAT HAS MOVED OUTSIDE OF 1604 AND LOCATED NEXT TO A GREEN BELT AND ENJOYED THE COMFORT OF A LITTLE BIT OF BUFFER SPACE BETWEEN THEM AND THEIR NEIGHBORS THAT DOESN'T WANT TO MAINTAIN THAT.

THE ONLY THING THAT WILL ALLOW US TO MAINTAIN THAT IS LAND USE CONTROL.

THE SAME IS TRUE FROM ONE HOUSE TO ANOTHER AND FROM ONE BASE TO A DEVELOPMENT.

SO FOR THOSE REASONS, I'M SUPPORTIVE, AND WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR BOTH OF THE ITEMS. WE'LL TAKE UP ONE AT A TIME STARTING WITH ITEM NUMBER FIVE, CAMP BULLIS AREA.

SO THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR ITEM 5, OPTION 1, -- EXCUSE ME, FOR THE CAMP BULLIS AND CAMP STANLEY AREA.

PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES.

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>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES.

OKAY.

ITEM NUMBER SIX.

>> CLERK: ITEM NUMBER SIX IS AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE 21,134,235 FISCAL YEAR 2019 ACTION PLAN AND BUDGET FOR THE FOUR FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE U.S.

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) WHICH INCLUDE THE COMMUNITY BLOCK GRANT, CDBG, HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM, HOME, HEARTH EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT, HESG, AND HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS AUTHORIZING A STAFF COMPLEMENT OF 47 POSITIONS AND AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS TO EXECUTE PROGRAM BUDGETS.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY.

WE HAVE A PRESENTATION.

>> VERONICA SO TO WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND HOUSING SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

SO THE ITEM BEFORE YOU IS A REQUEST TO APPROVE THE HUD REQUIRED ANNUAL ACTION PLAN WITH A BUDGET OF OVER 21.1 MILLION AS MENTIONED BY THE CITY CLERK.

THIS IS FUNDING THAT IS AVAILABLE FOR THE CITY'S NEXT FISCAL YEAR THAT BEGINS IN OCTOBER 1.

ALL OF THE BUDGET ALLOCATIONS IN THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN ARE IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE CITY'S FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, AND WE HAVE ALSO CONSIDERED ISSUES RAISED THROUGH THE MAYOR'S HOUSING POLICY TASK FORCE WHERE THEY HAVE RAISED THE ISSUE OF HOUSING IN OUR COMMUNITY AS THE MOST IMPORTANT PRIORITY WITH A FOCUS ON HOUSING -- ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND THE DEVELOPMENT, PRESERVATION AND HOME OWNERSHIP NEEDS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO IN ALIGNMENT WITH THOSE -- FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, WE HAVE LATED -- LAID OUT THE BUDGET ACCORDING TO THAT.

AND, OF COURSE, OUR CONSOLIDATED PLAN HAS FIVE PRIORITY AREAS WITH NUMBER ONE PRIORITY BEING PROVIDING DECENT AND SAFE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

NUMBER TWO, NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION.

THIRD, SPECIAL POPULATIONS.

FOURTH, HOMELESS SERVICES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY IS AVAILABLE THIS YEAR FOR THE FOUR GRANTS.

THIS YEAR, THE ANNUAL ENTITLEMENT AWARD COMPARED FOR FISCAL YEAR '19 COMPARED TO 2018 WENT UP DESPITE THE PRESIDENT'S PROPOSED BUDGET THAT ZEROED OUT BOTH THE HOME AND CDBG GRANTS.

DESPITE THAT, CONGRESS ALLOCATED ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR ALL FOUR ENTITLEMENT GRANTS, AND YOU CAN SEE BEFORE YOU THAT BOTH THE CDBG AND THE HOME PROGRAM ARE EACH RECEIVING $1 MILLION MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE ACTUALLY ALSO INCLUDES PROGRAM INCOME GENERATED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

SO WHAT IS AVAILABLE FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR FROM BOTH -- FROM ALL FOUR PROGRAMS IS OVER $21.1 MILLION.

AND BEFORE YOU IS THE COMPARISON OF FISCAL YEAR 2018 TO FISCAL YEAR 2019.

SO, AGAIN, THE PRIORITY, BECAUSE OF THE CONVERSATIONS WE HAVE HEARD THROUGH THE MAYOR'S HOUSING POLICY TASK FORCE AND THE INPUT OUR DEPARTMENT AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS HAVE RECEIVED ABOUT THE NEED TO FOCUS ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING DOES INCLUDE A LOT OF FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR PRIORITY NUMBER ONE UNDER THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN, AND THIS IS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

OUT OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT BUDGET WHERE WE HAVE NEARLY 13 MILLION AVAILABLE, OVER 70% OF THE FUNDING IS GOING TOWARD AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACTIVITIES.

THIS INCLUDES HOUSING DELIVERY, SO THAT THOSE CLIENTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR PROGRAMS FUNDED BY CDBG CAN RECEIVE THOSE SERVICES, FAIR HOUSING ACTIVITIES, A MATCH FOR A GREEN AND HEALTHY HOMES, WHICH ADDRESSES LED ABATEMENT ISSUES, SPECIAL LIEN HOMES FOR CHILDREN UNDER SIX YEARS OF AGE, AND THIS IS NEW, DIFFERENT FROM THE PAST, $5 MILLION OF THE CDBG BUDGET ALLOCATED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

I'LL SPEAK MORE TO THAT IN A MOMENT.

IN ADDITION, PRIORITY ONE ALSO INCLUDES FUNDING OVER $3 MILLION FOR SINGLE FAMILY REHAB OUT OF THE CDBG BUDGET.

THIS, TOO, IS AN INCREASE IN THAT PARTICULAR PRIORITY CATEGORY, AND WE ALSO HAVE MINOR REPAIR ACTIVITIES -- PRIORITY THREE, PUBLIC SERVICE ACTIVITIES AND PARKS AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES, THOSE FOCUS ON YOUTH.

THE PUBLIC SERVICE ACTIVITIES DO HAVE A HOUSING COMPONENT AS WELL, AS A

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PORTION OF THAT FUNDING IS FOR THE SHORT-TERM RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM THAT WAS CREATED EARLIER THIS YEAR AND TO ADDRESS HOMELESS SERVICES.

AND THEN UNDER PRIORITY FIVE, WE CONTINUE OUR FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM.

SO I WILL TALK ABOUT THE $5 MILLION AND HOW MUCH MONEY'S AVAILABLE IN THIS BUDGET BY SHARING WITH YOU WHY WE HAVE THIS ADDITIONAL FUNDING CAPACITY OUT OF THE CDBG PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019.

AS I MENTIONED, WE DID RECEIVE ADDITIONAL ENTITLEMENT FUNDING, SO OVER $1 MILLION AVAILABLE.

THIS FISCAL YEAR IS THE LAST YEAR OF THE FIVE-YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE EASTPOINT NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, WHERE WE USED TO HAVE 2.5 OF THIS CDBG FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THAT, SO NOW WE'RE ABLE TO GET THAT FUNDING AND TURN IT OVER TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACTIVITIES.

THE REFINANCING OF A HUD 108 LOAN THAT HAS BEEN PAID OFF FROM CDBG ENTITLEMENT FUNDS ALSO ALLOWS THAT MONEY TO BE USED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACTIVITIES, AND THERE WAS A ONE-TIME PUBLIC FACILITY IMPROVEMENT THAT WE'RE NOT CARRYING FORWARD.

ALL OF THESE COMBINED ALLOW THIS ADDED CAPACITY TO HAVE MORE FUNDING AVAILABLE OUT OF THE CDBG GRANT FOR OWNER-OCCUPIED REHAB AND TO FULFILL THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING GAP FOR FINANCING PURPOSES.

I WANT TO BRIEFLY MENTION THE SECTION 108 LOAN, BUT THERE ARE OTHER STAFF HERE WHO CAN ADDRESS MORE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS, IF THEY ARISE.

THIS HUD 108 LOAN WAS A $57 MILLION LOAN THAT WAS EXECUTED IN 2006 FOR A 20-YEAR TERM.

SO THE CITY, FOR 12 YEARS, HAS REPAID THAT LOAN OUT OF THE CDBG ENTITLEMENT.

EIGHT YEARS REMAIN.

THE CURRENT LOAN PAYMENT IS APPROXIMATELY 4.8 MILLION.

AGAIN, IT IS REPAID OUT OF THE ENTITLEMENT GRANT, AND SO THAT HAS REPRESENTED OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS 40% OF THE AVAILABLE FUNDING.

REMEMBER, THIS YEAR WE HAVE 12.9, YOU TAKE AWAY 4.8, THE REMAINING IS WHAT CAN BE USED IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO REPAYMENT ALLOWS US TO HAVE MORE FUNDING CAPACITY FOR OTHER CDBG-ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES, IN THIS CASE HOUSING.

SO IN THE FALL, THIS WAS RECOMMENDED AS PART OF THE REFINANCING, AND IT IS IN LINE WITH THE DEBT PLAN THAT THE CITY HAS.

AND REFINANCING WITH PROPERTY TAX-SUPPORTED DEBT ALLOWS THE CITY TO USE THIS 4.8 MILLION FOR PROGRAMS ELIGIBLE.

AND IN THIS CASE, AGAIN, THE PRIORITY NUMBER ONE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

REFINANCING RESULTS IN NET PRESENT VALUE INTEREST COST SAVINGS OF ABOUT 2.8 MILLION.

AND IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS, I KNOW THERE'S OTHER STAFF WHO CAN ADDRESS THIS.

SO JUST A BRIEF EXAMPLE OF THE KIND OF IMPACT THE FUNDING AND THE PROGRAMS FUNDED BY CDBG CAN MAKE, JUST A PICTURE BEFORE AND AFTER OF A HOME THAT RECEIVED SINGLE-FAMILY REHAB FUNDING.

I'LL MOVE ON TO THE HOME BUDGET.

EVERYTHING UNDER THE HOME BUDGET HAS TO BE USED FOR HOUSING.

AND UNDER THIS PROGRAM, AGAIN, WE HAVE 1.5 MILLION FOR SINGLE-FAMILY REHAB AND RECONSTRUCTION.

WE HAVE 1.25 FOR RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, AND 1.25 FOR HOME OWNERSHIP HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

IN ADDITION TO INCLUDING AN INCREASE TO OUR HOME BUYING INCENTIVE PROGRAM, ALMOST A MILLION DOLLARS, 926,000, AND THIS IS OUR FIRST TIME HOME BUYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

AND SHOWED OPERATING EXPENSE FUNDS.

SO I WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO TALK ABOUT THE OWNER-OCCUPIED REHAB PROGRAM.

COMBINED IN BOTH THE HOME AND CDBG BUDGETS, WE HAVE OVER 4.5 MILLION ALLOCATED FOR THAT PROGRAM, AND THAT'S WHAT YOU'LL BE VOTING ON TODAY, BUT I DO WANT TO MENTION THAT OUR DEPARTMENT HAS MADE A REQUEST THAT FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR, FROM THE GENERAL FUND, AN ADDITIONAL $2 MILLION BE ALLOCATED FOR THE OWNER-OCCUPIED PROGRAM.

SHOULD CITY COUNCIL ULTIMATELY APPROVE THAT REQUEST, IF IT'S PRESENTED IN THE FISCAL YEAR BUDGET, THEN WE WOULD HAVE 6.5 MILLION -- OVER $6.5 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR OWNER-OCCUPIED REHAB.

AND I NEED TO EMPHASIZE THAT THIS IS ALL NEW FUNDING, AND THAT WE DO NOT HAVE ANY HOMEOWNERS SELECTED FOR THIS NEW MONEY AT THIS TIME.

SO THIS IS NEW FUNDING OUT OF THE GRANTS, AS WELL AS THE REQUEST THAT HAS BEEN -- OTHER GRANTS THAT WE HAVE ARE THE HOPA AND THE ESG GRANT AND THOSE FOCUS ON

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HOMELESS SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE THAT ALL THE ACTIVITIES UNDER PRIORITY THREE AND FOUR ADDRESS KEEPING PEOPLE HOUSED AND HOMELESS SERVICES THROUGH RAPID REHOUSING, TRANSITIONAL HOUSING, AND MAKING SURE THERE'S CASE MANAGEMENT FOR THIS.

THIS ALSO AUTHORIZES SOME STAFF IN FOUR DEPARTMENT THAT ASSIST WITH THE DELIVERY OF THESE PROGRAMS, AND THAT IS PRESENTED TO YOU HERE.

I DO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT BECAUSE WE ARE INCREASING THE BUDGET FOR THE OWNER-OCCUPIED PROGRAM OUT OF THESE GRANTS, AS WELL AS THE HOME OWNERSHIP INCENTIVE PROGRAM, WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO DELIVER TO THE CLIENTS THAT NEED THESE SERVICES.

AND SO YOU'LL SEE THAT COMPARED -- COMPARING 2018 TO 2019, WE'RE ADDING THREE POSITIONS TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND HOUSING SERVICES OUT OF THE GRANTS SO THAT WE CAN DELIVER TO THOSE ADDED CLIENTS.

WE NEED THAT ADDED CAPACITY, TO, AGAIN, BE ABLE TO DELIVER MORE HOME OWNERSHIP, OWNER-OCCUPIED REHABS AND MORE HOME BUYER INCENTIVE PROGRAMS. WE STARTED THIS PROCESS BACK IN MAY WITH PRESENTATIONS BEFORE THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE ASKED US TO HAVE MORE PUBLIC INPUT BECAUSE WE WERE PROPOSING A CHANGE BASED ON ALL THE CONVERSATIONS TO HAVE MORE FUNDING FROM THIS GRANTS -- FROM ALL OF THESE GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR HOUSING, AND SO WE HAD ADDITIONAL PUBLIC HEARINGS.

AND, OF COURSE, YOU HEARD THE LAST THIRD PUBLIC HEARING WAS LAST NIGHT.

THEN BEFORE YOU TODAY SO THAT WE CAN SUBMIT THIS BY AUGUST 15TH, WHICH IS THE DEADLINE FROM HUD.

AGAIN, THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF INTEREST IN HOUSING, AND FOR THIS PARTICULAR INPUT, AND I DO WANT TO MENTION THIS, WE HAVE RECEIVED JUST SINCE MAY 20TH WHEN THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OPENED FOR THIS ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, 1300 WRITTEN COMMENTS SUBMITTED.

WE ASKED PEOPLE TO DO A CREATE-YOUR-OWN BUDGET CUSTOMER -- EXERCISE AS WELL, AND ALMOST 1500 INFORMATION SHEETS WERE FILLED OUT.

WE ASKED THIS FEEDBACK ONLINE, WE RECEIVED BATCHES OF LETTERS, WE WERE AT THE LAST COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING THAT THE MAYOR'S HOUSING POLICY TASK FORCE HOSTED.

WE HAD AN INFORMATION TABLE THERE.

WHEN WE HAD THE PUBLIC HEARING, WE HAD OUR STAFF WITH A TABLE AND A BOX WHERE PEOPLE COULD SUBMIT THEIR FEEDBACK AND OF COURSE THERE WERE SOME E-MAILS WITH INPUT AS WELL.

I KNOW I RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE LETTER.

I ACKNOWLEDGED AND THANKED THE INDIVIDUAL FOR SUBMITTING THAT TO US, AND THAT IS ALL PART OF OUR TALLY.

SO ALL OF THIS INPUT, BASED ON THE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE MAYOR'S HOUSING POLICY TASK FORCE, WHO, BY THE WAY, HAVE REVIEWED THE PROPOSED ALLOCATIONS AND ARE AWARE THAT IT IS IN ALIGNMENT WITH THEIR GOAL OF MORE HOUSING PRESERVATION, MORE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, AND MORE HOUSING REHAB, AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC INPUT IS HOW WE PROPOSED TO SPEND THAT ADDITIONAL MONEY THAT IS GOING TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

IT IS NEW AND DIFFERENT THAT WE HAVE THE $5 MILLION ALLOCATION FOR -- FROM CDBG.

WE HAVE TRADITIONALLY ONLY USED THE HOME FUNDING, AND I'LL GO BACK TO THAT SLIDE, FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF RENTAL AND HOME OWNERSHIP.

NOW, IN THIS ALLOCATION, WE DO NOT SPECIFY THAT THE $5 MILLION IS GOING -- OR HOW MUCH OF THE $5 MILLION IS GOING TO HOME OWNERSHIP ORIENTAL, -- OR RENTAL, BUT OUR INTENT IS FOR THE RFA, REQUEST FOR APPLICATION PROCESS, IS TO HAVE THE 7.5 MILLION COMBINING CDBG AND HOME BE USED IN SUPPORT OF RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND HOME OWNERSHIP.

WE ARE USING ALL THE PUBLIC INPUT WE HAVE RECEIVED, ALL THOSE 1300 INDIVIDUAL COMMENTS, AS WELL AS WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE MAYOR'S HOUSING POLICY TASK FORCE TO SHAPE THAT FINAL RFA.

AND WE WILL HAVE OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS HOW ALL OF THAT INPUT WILL BE PART OF THE RFA.

THE RFA IS A COMPETITIVE PROCESS.

WE HAVE A LOT OF TRANSPARENCY BECAUSE WE DO HAVE TO GO TO SEVERAL BODIES, INCLUDING THE HIGH PROFILE AUDIT COMMITTEE.

WE DO GO BACK TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING COMMITTEE, AND OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS, WE WILL BE WORKING TO FINALIZE THE RFA CRITERIA TO HAVE THE ASPIRATIONAL GOALS TO ADDRESS HOW WE'RE GOING TO UTILIZE THE 5 MILLION IN CDBG.

WE, AGAIN, HAVE NOT SAID HOW MUCH IN THIS ITEM BEFORE YOU WILL GO TO RENTAL AND HOME OWNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, BUT OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS, THE RFA WILL HAVE THAT AND HAVE THE ASPIRATIONAL GOALS OF HOW MUCH SHOULD GO TO --

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AFFORDABILITY LEVELS, AS THERE HAS BEEN CONVERSATION ABOUT SERVING FAMILIES AT 60% AMI INSTEAD OF JUST RELYING ON THE 80% AMI THRESHOLD.

AND SO ALL OF THIS INPUT, ALL OF THE CONVERSATION THROUGH THE MAYOR'S HOUSING POLICY TASK FORCE, THROUGH OUR PUBLIC INPUT PROCESS, IS GOING TO SHAPE THAT RFA, THE REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS.

AND, AGAIN, VERY OPEN TRANSPARENT PROCESS BECAUSE WE WILL GO TO THE AUDIT COMMITTEE AT LEAST TWICE, WHERE WE HAVE TO SHARE ALL THE INFORMATION.

WE WILL GO TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE AS WELL, WHICH IS THE COMMITTEE OUR DEPARTMENT PRESENTS ITEMS TO, AND ULTIMATELY, THE AWARDS FOR THAT $7.5 MILLION AMOUNT OF -- THAT GOES TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING FROM THE GAP FINANCING SO WE HAVE MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN OUR COMMUNITY COMES TO YOU, CITY COUNCIL, WHEN WE MAKE THE FINAL AWARDS.

AND SO THAT CONCLUDES THE PRESENTATION.

STAFF IS HOPING THAT YOU SUPPORT THE BUDGET, AND THAT WE CAN APPROVE THIS ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND BUDGET FOR 21.1 MILLION FOR THESE FOUR PROGRAMS THAT CAN BE UTILIZED IN OUR CITY THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

AND WITH THAT, I'D BE HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: GREAT.

THANK YOU, VERO.

WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF A LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM COPS METRO FOR THE RECORD.

WE DO HAVE ONE CITIZEN SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM.

NATALIE GRIFFITH.

>> THANK YOU.

I'M NATALIE GRIFFITH, THE PRESIDENT OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, AND I WANT TO THANK YOU MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS, NHSD AND MR. ZAT LAST NIGHT'S PUBLIC HEARING AND WORKING LATER INTO THE EVENING TO ADDRESS THE SITUATION.

THE SENSE OF DEFEAT THAT YOU HEARD FROM HABITAT LAST NIGHT COMES FROM MANY PLACES.

IT HAS BEEN VERY HARD TO KEEP THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW, QUALITY SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING FROM FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS.

EVEN WITH ALL OF THE PUBLIC ATTENTION ENTHUSIASM GOING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

I ALSO THINK THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO SAY THAT SOMETIMES IN WORKING WITH THE CITY, WE MAY HATE THE MESSAGE, OR THE APPEARANCE OF THE MESSAGE, BUT WE NEVER HATE THE MESSENGER.

WE SEE THE MANY DIRECTIONS THAT CITY STAFF HAS PULLED IN AND HOW HARD THEY WORK TO BE HELPFUL AND RESPONSIVE TO ALL.

SOMETIMES HELPING IS JUST NOT POSSIBLE, AND SOMETIMES IT'S THE CASE THAT THE BEST OF INTENTIONS JUST DON'T WORK OUT THE WAY THAT, I BELIEVE, CITY STAFF WOULD LIKE.

I THINK THIS SITUATION IS THE LATTER.

I KNOW CITY STAFF APPRECIATE WOT HABITAT DOES.

I JUST THINK THAT THIS TIME THEY ENDED A LITTLE BIT OFF THE MARK IN THEIR ORIGINAL RECOMMENDATIONS.

I ALSO WANT TO CONFIRM THAT STAFF DID A VERY GOOD JOB OF ACKNOWLEDGING THE RECEIPT OF THE INPUT PROVIDED BY OVER 1700 PEOPLE THAT WE KNOW OF.

ACKNOWLEDGING THE RECEIPT OF THE INPUT HAS NEVER BEEN AN ISSUE.

IT WAS THE APPEARANCE OF NOT USING THE INPUT THAT WAS OUR CONCERN.

SOME GOOD DISCUSSIONS OCCURRED AFTER LAST NIGHT'S HEARING AND THE PROPOSED SOLUTION IS A GOOD ONE, SO WE NOW SUPPORT YOU-ALL MOVING FORWARD WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE STAFF FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS.

WE DO ASK YOU TO ENSURE THAT THE ALLOCATION OF THE CDBG FUNDS BETWEEN SINGLE-FAMILY AND MULTIFAMILY OCCUR WITH CONSIDERATION TO THE INPUT OF THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO PROPERLY PARTICIPATED IN THE PUBLIC INPUT PROCESS.

AND WE ASK THAT ALLOCATION TO HAPPEN BEFORE ANY RFP OR RFA IS ISSUED.

WITH THAT, WE WILL COMMUNICATE TO OUR SUPPORTERS THAT THEIR INPUT WAS HEARD AND IS BEING UTILIZED.

THAT'S REALLY ALL I WANTED TO ADDRESS THIS MORNING.

AND SO I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME ON THIS IMPORTANT MATTER.

AND I DO WANT TO OFFER A SINCERE THANK YOU TO MRS. SO TO, MRS. SANTA CRUZ, MR. ZANONI ZANONI FOR THEIR HELP AND FOLLOW-UP AFTER LAST NIGHT'S HEARING.

THOSE CITY EMPLOYEES GAVE UP THEIR EVENINGS WITH THEIR OWN FAMILIES TO WORK ON RESOLVING OUR CONCERNS IN A VERY MEANINGFUL WAY.

WE DO NOT TAKE THAT LIGHTLY SO WE THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR EFFORTS.

SO THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU MRS. GRIFFITH.

COUNCILWOMAN SANDOVAL?

>> SANDOVAL: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK STAFF FOR WORKING NOT JUST LAST NIGHT, BUT FOR MONTHS, I KNOW IT'S NOT EASY AT ALL.

THERE'S AT LEAST 20 DIFFERENT FUNDING CATEGORIES AND YOU'VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY GO TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFIT TO OUR COMMUNITY.

SO THANK YOU TO YOUR WORK IN

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DOING THAT.

AND -- COME TO A RESOLUTION, BUT I ALSO WANT TO THANK COMMUNITY MEMBERS LIKE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND COPS METRO.

YOU CONTINUE TO FIGHT SO THAT PEOPLE CAN HAVE A DIGNIFIED PLACE TO LIVE AND BE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THAT.

I DO HAVE JUST A FEW QUESTIONS, MRS. SOTO REGARDING THE PROPOSAL.

SO YOU DID MENTION THE NEED TO LOOK AT DIFFERENT AMI LEVELS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

NOW, THAT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT WE ARE SPECIFYING TODAY, CORRECT?

>> YES, THAT'S CORRECT.

>> SANDOVAL: WHEN WILL WE BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THAT AND SPECIFY THAT?

>> OUR TIMELINE IS TO GO BEFORE THE NEXT AUDIT COMMITTEE, WHICH MEETS AUGUST 24TH, SO IT'S LATER THIS MONTH.

WE ARE EXPECTING THE FINAL REPORT OF THE MAYOR'S HOUSING POLICY TASK FORCE TO COME OUT BEFORE THEN.

WE DO EXPECT SOME RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT AMI LEVELS THERE.

AND SO IT IS OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS, AND I WOULD SAY IN TWO WEEKS, YOU'LL SEE WHAT THE ASPIRATIONAL GOALS FOR THE INCOME LEVELS, THE AFFORDABILITY LEVELS, AS WELL AS HOW MUCH FUNDING SHOULD GO FOR RENTAL AND HOME OWNERSHIP IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

AND BECAUSE THERE IS A HIGH INTEREST, OF COURSE, WE WILL SHARE WITH THE COUNCILMEMBERS AND WE'LL ALSO SHARE WITH THE STAKEHOLDERS IN THOSE INTERESTED IN THE RFA PROCESS.

SO TWO WEEKS, MA'AM.

>> SANDOVAL: OKAY.

THANK YOU.

NOW, MANY OF THE COMMENTS THAT WE RECEIVED TO OUR OFFICE CAME FROM SUPPORTERS OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND THEY WERE MOSTLY ABOUT THE CDBG FUNDS -- SORRY, THE CHODO FUNDS.

COULD YOU EXPLAIN WHAT THAT REQUEST WAS AND WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WITH THAT?

>> SURE.

SO THERE WERE MANY COMMENTS RECEIVED -- AUDIO] -- AND SO THERE WAS A REQUEST THAT WE CONSIDER ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE CHODO OPERATING.

WE ONLY HAVE THREE CERTIFIED CHODOS IN OUR CITY AND WE CERTIFY THEM AS THEY HAVE PROJECTS TO WORK ON.

SO THAT FUNDING IS FOR THAT.

IN THIS ENTITLEMENT GRANT, WE ARE PROCESS POOING $75,000, WHICH IS WHAT WE HAVE PROPOSED IN THE PAST, AND SO THAT WAS ONE CATEGORY WHERE WE DID NOT CHANGE THE ALLOCATION OUT OF THE HOME FUNDS BECAUSE IT IS SMALLER.

WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST, WHEN THERE ARE REPROGRAMMINGS FOR OUR FUNDING, AND TRADITIONALLY THERE HAS BEEN REPROGRAMMING FUNDING AVAILABLE AS WE CLOSE OUT OLDER PROJECTS, WE HAVE LOOKED AT ADDITIONAL CAPACITY FOR THE CHODO, AND SO THAT'S WHEN WE LOOK AT ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR BOTH DEVELOPMENTS THAT PERHAPS DID NOT GET FUNDING, ADDING ADDITIONAL FUNDING, IF NEEDED, AND, OF COURSE, THE CHODO OPERATING, BUT IN THIS PARTICULAR HOME BUDGET WE DID NOT INCREASE THE CHODO OPERATING EXPENSE.

THERE IS A CAP TO THAT AS WELL, AND SO WE CAN NOT EXCEED THE CAP THAT OUR HOME PROGRAM PROVIDES, AND THAT FUNDING AGAIN IS ONLY FOR THE COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE CERTIFIED UNDER THE HUD STANDARDS.

WE WILL LOOK AT THAT WHEN WE HAVE REPROGRAMMING FUNDING TO SEE IF WE CAN ENHANCE HOW MUCH FUNDING WE PROVIDE FOR THE CAPACITY OF THOSE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

>> SANDOVAL: THANK YOU, MRS. SO.

I DO HAVE ONE SPECIFIC QUESTION ABOUT FUNDING CATEGORY UNDER CDBG NUMBER FOUR.

IT SAYS SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CITYWIDE, THE $5 MILLION PROGRAMMING THAT YOU HAVE FOR THAT.

>> SURE.

>> SANDOVAL: SO WHEN YOU GO TO RFP AND THE AUDIT COMMITTEE, THAT'S WHEN YOU'LL IDENTIFY AT WHAT LEVEL OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, RIGHT?

>> THE LEVEL, YES.

>> SANDOVAL: THERE'S A STATEMENT IN HERE THAT CDBG FUNDS WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS BETWEEN THOSE TWO?

>> IN THE MEMO, WE SPECIFIED -- AUDIO] -- TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, AND THIS WILL SUPPLEMENT THE RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND HOME OWNERSHIP HOUSING DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE HOME PROGRAM.

BECAUSE THEY ARE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS, THEY'RE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT THINGS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE, BUT WITH CDBG FUNDING, THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT THAT CAN BE SUPPORTED INCLUDES ACQUISITION, REHABILITATION, CLEARANCE, SITE IMPROVEMENTS, NEIGHBORHOOD INFRASTRUCTURE.

NEIGHBORHOOD INFRASTRUCTURE REFERS TO PUTTING SIDEWALKS INTO A NEW SUBDIVISION, FOR EXAMPLE, EXTENDING UTILITY SERVICE AND SO THOSE ARE THE KIND OF THINGS THAT COULD BE FUNDED, BUT THAT NEIGHBORHOOD INFRASTRUCTURE, THOSE SIDEWALKS, THOSE WATERLINES, THOSE SEWER LINES WOULD BE FOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

>> SANDOVAL: OKAY.

>> DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION?

>> SANDOVAL: YES.

THANK YOU.

THAT CLARIFIES IT.

AND I DO HAVE JUST ONE OTHER THING THAT I WANT TO DISCUSS

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WITH YOU.

THIS IS ABOUT OWNER-OCCUPIED REHAB.

IT'S INTENSELY NECESSARY, BUT I GUESS I WANT TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT IS REALLY THE CAPACITY THAT WE HAVE? LIKE IN TERMS OF DOLLARS, AND HOW MANY HOMES DOES THAT HELP? I BELIEVE LAST YEAR WE GOT TO 81 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

>> CORRECT.

>> SANDOVAL: SO WHAT ARE WE LOOKING AT TENTATIVELY WITH THIS PROGRAMMING RECOMMENDATION?

>> SO YOU SEE THE 4.5 MILLION, AND UNDER EACH CATEGORY, IF WE GO BACK TO THE SCREEN, THE PRESENTATION -- OOPS.

WE UNDERESTIMATE, BECAUSE, OF COURSE, EVERY SCOPE OF WORK FOR EVERY HOME IS DIFFERENT, BUT FROM HOME FUNDS THERE'S -- CDBG FUNDS, 34 UNITS PROJECTED.

AND THIS IS LOW BECAUSE WE DO HAVE A CAP.

AND SOME HOMES WE KNOW THE SCOPE WILL BE SMALLER THAN THE CAP.

AND THEN ADDED TO THAT 34 IS THE 18 HERE.

AND SO THAT'S THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF UNITS THAT WE WILL SERVE.

AND SO IT IS 52, BUT WE KNOW WE CAN PROBABLY SERVE MORE AS WE HAVE THE DETAILED SCOPES OF WORK, AS WE KNOW HOW MANY HOMES WILL BE ASSISTED.

THAT NUMBER, AGAIN, IS LOW, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING AS IF WE WERE GOING TO THE CAP AVAILABLE.

BUT WE KNOW WE'LL SERVE MORE.

FOR YOUR ADDED CAPACITY QUESTION, THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS WE ARE DOING BESIDES ADDING THE STAFF TO ASSIST WITH THE INTAKE AND THE OUTREACH TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE CLIENTS RECEIVE INFORMATION AND THAT WE PROCESS APPLICATIONS, WE'RE DOING AN ADDITIONAL RFQ PROCESS TO HAVE MORE CONTRACTORS GO IN THE QUEUE.

THAT, TOO, IS SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO THE HIGH PROFILE AUDIT COMMITTEE, AS THIS AND OTHER PROGRAMS IN OUR DEPARTMENT DO NEED MORE CONTRACTORS AVAILABLE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

AND SO WE'LL BE GOING THROUGH THAT PROCESS SO THAT COME NOVEMBER, WE HAVE -- OUR HOPE IS MORE THAN A DOZEN CONTRACTORS ABLE TO DO THE WORK FOR THE OWNER-OCCUPIED PROGRAMS AND OTHER PROGRAMS THAT OUR DEPARTMENT ADMINISTERS.

SO THAT'S ALSO TO THE CAPACITY QUESTION.

WE ALSO OUTSOURCE SOME OF THE WORK FOR THE SCOPE OF WORKING -- SCOPE OF WORK ITEMS FOR THE HOMES, SO THAT WE HAVE A STEADY PIPELINE WHERE.

WE'RE EVEN ADDING SOMEONE WHO WILL MAKE SURE THAT PAYMENTS TO CONTRACTORS ARE MADE IN A TIMELY BASIS AND THAT THOSE PAYMENTS ARE MADE WHEN THE WORK IS BEING DONE SO IF A PAYMENT IS RECEIVED FOR A HOME, WE VERIFY THAT THE CONSTRUCTION INDEED IS AT THE LEVEL IT NEEDS TO BE.

SO WE'RE ADDING SOME STAFFING CAPACITY, WE ARE FOLLOWING AN RFQ PROCESS THAT IS GOING TO THE HIGH PROFILE AUDIT COMMITTEE TO HAVE MORE CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES AVAILABLE TO PERFORM THE ACTUAL WORK, AND THEN WE ARE USING WHAT WE CAN TO OUTSOURCE GETTING MORE SCOPE OF WORKS DONE, STILL OVERSEEING BY OUR STAFF.

STILL REVIEWED BY THE STAFF THAT RUNS ALL THESE PROGRAMS. DOES THAT ADDRESS THE QUESTION?

>> SANDOVAL: IT DOES, YES.

ARE PROBABLY HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS, OR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HOMES THAT ARE IN NEED OF REHAB, AND, YOU KNOW, THIS IS JUST ONE WAY THAT WE CAN ASSIST.

SO I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE REPORT FROM THE MAYOR'S TASK FORCE ABOUT OTHER OPTIONS FOR DOING THAT.

AND MAYBE THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THE OFFICE OF INNOVATION CAN HELP US WITH.

BUT THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR WORK, VERO.

I MOVE TO APPROVE THE ITEM -- SORRY, I MOVE -- YEAH.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU COUNCILWOMAN SANDOVAL.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF ITEM NUMBER SIX.

COUNCILMAN PERRY?

>> PERRY: I'M SORRY, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COME BACK UP HERE.

>> THAT'S QUITE ALREADY.

>> PERRY: THANK YOU, VERO.

SLIDE 11, I THINK IT WAS SLIDE 11, IF YOU CAN GO THERE.

>> THIS ONE, SIR, ABOUT THE OWNER-OCCUPIED REHAB PROGRAM?

>> PERRY: YEAH.

THE -- WHAT IS THAT BASED ON, $2 MILLION?

>> SO THAT'S A REQUEST THAT OUR DEPARTMENT HAS MADE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT YEAR'S FISCAL BUDGET.

THAT NUMBER CAME FROM A DIRECT RECOMMENDATION FROM THE MAYOR'S HOUSING POLICY TASK FORCE WHEN THEY ASKED FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE OWNER-OCCUPIED REHAB PROGRAM.

AND SO WE STARTED WITH THAT REQUEST.

AND THAT WAS PART OF A B SESSION PRESENTATION THAT Y'ALL HEARD.

>> PERRY: OKAY.

UNFORTUNATELY, I WASN'T THERE AT THAT B SESSION, BUT WHAT DID WE FUND IN 2018 OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND?

>> IN 2018?

>> PERRY: YEAH, THIS YEAR.

>> -- FOR THE

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OWNER-OCCUPIED PROGRAMMING? THERE WAS NO FUNDING OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND FOR THAT PARTICULAR PROGRAM.

CURRENTLY WE DO NOT HAVE FUNDING OUT OF THE OWNER-OCCUPIED PROGRAM.

>> PERRY: SO WE'RE -- YOU'RE RECOMMENDING THAT IT -- WE START THIS OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND, THE $2 MILLION?

>> THIS IS A REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND.

AND ULTIMATELY, CITY COUNCIL WILL BE THE ONE TO LOOK AT THE CITY MANAGER'S PROPOSED BUDGET.

SO THERE'S STILL A PROCESS FOR THAT.

BUT THAT IS A REQUEST THAT OUR DEPARTMENT HAS MADE.

>> PERRY: SO WHAT DID -- DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE GAVE UP IN OUR GENERAL FUND TO MOVE THAT -- OR THE RECOMMENDATION TO MOVE THAT 2 MILLION INTO THIS?

>> NO, SIR.

>> PERRY: OKAY.

>> SCULLEY: MAY I?

>> PERRY: YES, MA'AM.

>> SCULLEY: MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBER IN ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION, YOU'RE NOT VOTING ON THAT $2 MILLION TODAY.

SHE IS SHOWING HERE WHAT IS RECOMMENDED.

AND I'LL GIVE YOU A PREVIEW.

IT IS INCLUDED IN MY PROPOSED BUDGET THAT YOU'LL BE HEARING ABOUT NEXT THURSDAY.

HAVING SAID THAT, YOU'RE NOT VOTING ON THAT TODAY.

THAT WILL -- WE'LL HAVE A SESSION TO DISCUSS HOUSING PROGRAMS AS PART OF THE BUDGET DELIBERATION PROCESS, THE COUNCIL'S SCHEDULED WORK SESSIONS, AND SO I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT FOR YOU TODAY.

>> PERRY: RIGHT.

AND THAT'S WHAT I WAS LEADING UP TO, THAT I WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THAT WE'RE -- THESE ARE RECOMMENDATIONS AND WE'RE NOT VOTING TO HAVE THAT MONEY COME OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND AT THIS POINT.

>> RIGHT.

>> PERRY: SO I JUST WANTED TO MAKE THAT CLARIFICATION.

>> SCULLEY: COUNCILMAN, IF I CAN, YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO VOTE ON THE 4.5; THAT IS THE FEDERAL FUNDING TODAY, THE CDBG AND HOME FUNDING.

YOU ARE NOT BEING ASKED TO VOTE ON THE GENERAL FUNDS TODAY.

>> PERRY: OKAY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT VERY CLEAR THAT WE'RE -- ONLY THE 4.5.

THE GENERAL FUND COMES OUT OF OUR 2019 BUDGET OF WHICH WE HAVE SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY REALIZES THAT.

OKAY.

THAT'S ALL MY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN PERRY.

COUNCILMAN COURAGE?

>> COURAGE: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I'D LIKE TO ASK HOW MUCH INTEGRATION HAS TAKEN PLACE BETWEEN WHAT THE MAYOR'S HOUSING TASK FORCE HAS BEEN WORKING ON AND THE PROJECTION OF WHAT WE CAN DO WITH OUR FEDERAL FUNDS AND I THINK THAT'S A CONCERN.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE NOT PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE AND WE'RE SAYING, OKAY, THIS IS THE MONEY WE'RE GOING TO ALLOCATE FOR THESE THINGS WITHOUT HEARING PUBLICLY WHAT ALL OF THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE.

SO I PRESUME WHAT YOU'RE SAYING TODAY BY TALKING ABOUT JUST THIS GENERAL FUND MONEY HERE, THAT YOU'VE BEEN LISTENING, AND YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT SOME OF THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE LIKELY TO BE AND YOU'RE STARTING TO INCORPORATE THOSE INTO THE PROCESS.

IS THAT FAIR TO SAY?

>> YES, SIR, IT IS.

IN FACT, WE VISITED WITH THE MAYOR'S HOUSING POLICY TASK FORCE AND SHARED WITH THEM THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE ENTITLEMENT GRANTS AND HOW IT WOULD BE IN ALIGNMENT WITH THEIR ASK THAT WE PUT FUNDING TOWARD PRESERVATION, HOME OWNERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND SO THEY SAW THIS, THE ALLOCATIONS AND HOW WE WERE PROPOSING TO ADDRESS GAP FINANCING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, HOW WE'RE PROPOSING TO ADDRESS MORE HOME OWNERSHIP, AND HOW WE'RE PROPOSING TO ADDRESS BOTH HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FOR NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND THE LOOK AT THIS AND SAW HOW IT WAS IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE REQUEST THAT THEY HAD MADE AT THAT B SESSION.

>> NOW, IF I'M INCORRECT LET ME KNOW, BUT I BELIEVE QUITE A BIT OF THE FUNDING THAT WE HAVE ALLOCATED IS ALMOST LIKE SEED MONEY.

IT GOES ALONG WITH THE INVESTMENT OF DEVELOPERS IN ORDER TO PRODUCE THESE NUMBERS OF UNITS THAT WE'D LIKE TO SEE BUILT WHEN IT COMES TO MULTI-FAMILY OR EVEN SINGLE-FAMILY, RIGHT?

>> YES, SIR.

THE FUNDING THAT WE PROVIDE TO DEVELOPERS WILL NOT PAY FOR THE ENTIRE NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

IT WILL NOT PAY FOR THE ENTIRE SUBDIVISION, IT WILL NOT PAY FOR AN ENTIRE MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT.

IT IS ADDITIONAL FUNDING THAT MAKES SURE THAT THE HOUSING BUILT IS AFFORDABLE.

TO GET TO THOSE AFFORDABLE FAMILIES, THERE IS A GAP, AND SO THIS FUNDING HELPS FILL THAT GAP TO MAKE THAT HOUSING AFFORDABLE, AND IT COULD BE THAT IS A 30-UNIT DEVELOPMENT, BUT OUR ASSISTANCE HELPS PRESERVE FIVE OR TEN OF THOSE UNITS

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WITHIN THAT 30-UNIT DEVELOPMENT, AFFORDABLE FOR UP TO 20 YEARS.

DEVELOPERS KNOW THAT IF THEY ACCEPT THIS MONEY, THERE IS AN AFFORDABLE COVENANT AND OUR SUPPORT DOES NOT FUND THE TOTAL DEVELOPMENT COST, BUT IT ENSURES THAT A PORTION OF THOSE UNITS BUILT REMAIN AFFORDABLE FOR A SET PERIOD OF TIME.

>> COURAGE: COULD YOU ELABORATE ON THE AFFORDABILITY FACTORS, WHAT THEY ARE, WHEN WE TALK -- LOOK AT AMI?

>> SURE.

>> COURAGE: WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT FOR AFFORDABILITY?

>> SO AT A MINIMUM, WITH THE BUDGETS FROM HUD, THEY CALL FOR 80% AMI AND BELOW.

THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO SERVE.

THE CITY CAN DICTATE OR SET STANDARDS THAT ADDRESS DEEPER AFFORDABILITY LEVELS, WHICH IS WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT THROUGH THE RFA PROCESS TO SET THOSE ASPIRATIONAL GOALS AND THE TARGETS OF WHO TO SERVE, BUT FOR HUD PURPOSES WE CAN ONLY SERVE FAMILIES THAT MAKE 80% OR BELOW OF THE AREA'S MEDIAN INCOME, AND IT JUST CHANGED IN JUNE BUT TRADITIONALLY A FAMILY OF FOUR MAKING LESS THAN $52,000 IS WHO WE CAN SERVE, AND THE AMI DOES OF COURSE VARY EVERY YEAR AND HUD RELEASES THAT EVERY JUNE SO WE ADJUST THE FIGURES AND WHO CAN --

>> COURAGE: WHAT WAS THAT NUMBER FROM HUD?

>> FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR, A FAMILY MAKING LESS THAN $52,000 PER YEAR IS CONSIDERED AT 80% OR BELOW AMI.

>> COURAGE: OKAY, SO THE ACTUAL AMI IS 60 SOMETHING THOUSAND?

>> YES, THE 80% NUMBER, SO THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME IS AROUND 60, $60,000.

>> COURAGE: OKAY SO WE'RE SAYING 52,000 FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR?

>> YES.

>> AND THAT'S 80% OF AMI BUT WE KNOW THAT THERE'S MANY, MANY, MANY, MANY, MANY FAMILIES THAT DON'T EARN $50,000 A YEAR IN FAMILY INCOME WITH A FAMILY OF FOUR.

ARE WE LOOKING AT OTHER NUMBERS BESIDES 80% AMI AS A RECOMMENDATION TO OUR PARTNERS THAT WE HELP PROVIDE MONEY SO THEY CAN BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING? AND WHAT ARE THOSE OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS?

>> YES, SIR.

SOME OF THE CONVERSATION HAS BEEN SERVING FAMILIES WHO ARE AT 60% AMI AND BELOW.

THERE'S EVEN CONVERSATION, AND YOU HEARD THIS FROM THE MAYOR'S HOUSING POLICY TASK FORCE REPORT, THAT BETWEEN 30 AND 60% IS THE TARGET THAT THE MARKET IS NOT REALLY ADDRESSING.

SO I KNOW IN THE CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM THAT THERE WILL BE SOME RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT THAT, AND SO THE RFA, WHEN THAT FINAL REPORT IS ISSUED, IS GOING TO LOOK AT THAT AND SEE HOW WE CAN ADDRESS THAT.

BUT WE WANT TO HAVE THAT FLEXIBILITY, YOU KNOW, THERE'S -- IF THERE'S A GREAT DEVELOPMENT THAT'S READY TO GO THAT SERVES A LITTLE BIT OF THE 60% OF THE AMI AND A LOT OF THE 80%, WE DON'T WANT TO STIEFLE THAT, EVEN THOUGH WE KNOW THE CONVERSATION IS TO TRY TO HAVE DEEPER AFFORDABILITY FOR THE RENTAL SITES, SO THOSE ARE THE CONVERSATIONS THAT WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE MAYOR'S HOUSING TASK FORCE MEETINGS.

>> COURAGE: IS IT REALISTIC TO BELIEVE WE CAN FIND DEVELOPERS WHO CAN DEVELOP GOOD, SAFE, CLEAN, AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT 60% AMI RENTAL FOR MANY OF THE UNITES IN THEIR PROJECTS?

>> OH, YES, OUR TDHCO LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDITS WHICH ARE ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE ARE ONLY PROVIDED FOR DEVELOPMENTS THAT SERVE FAMILIES AT 60% AND BELOW AMI, AND FOR THIS YEAR, AND I SENT A MEMO OF WHO GOT AWARDED THIS YEAR, WE DID HAVE OVER -- WE HAD 21 DEVELOPMENTS SUBMITTED THAT WERE PROPOSING TO SERVE AT THAT LEVEL.

AND SO I BELIEVE, BECAUSE WE GOT ALL THOSE SUBMITTALS JUST THIS YEAR, THAT THERE ARE DEVELOPERS WHO CAN SERVE AT 60% AMI OR BELOW.

>> COURAGE: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NO MORE QUESTIONS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN COURAGE.

COUNCILWOMAN GONZALES?

>> GONZALES: THANK YOU, AND YOU CAN SIT DOWN.

IT'S MOSTLY JUST A COMMENT TO THANK THE STAFF FOR WORKING SO HARD TO FIND SOLUTIONS FOR EVERYBODY THAT'S BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT THIS ISSUE, BUT I ALSO WANTED TO COMMENT ABOUT HAVING PREVIOUSLY USED GENERAL FUND MONEY TO DO HOUSING REHAB.

WE'VE DONE IT IN DISTRICT 5 5 EVERY YEAR THAT I'VE BEEN ON THE COUNCIL, I'VE REQUESTED FUNDS TO DO OWNER OCCUPIED REHAB AND MINOR REHAB IN MY DISTRICT WHERE THE NEED WAS, SO IT'S NOT UNP UNPRECEDENTED TO TAKE GENERAL FUND MONEY TO DO THAT AND USE THAT BS, AND WE HAVE EXAMPLES OF HOW IT'S BEEN A VERY SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM.

THIS WOULD BE MORE CITYWIDE.

A LOT OF ATTENTION HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON MY DISTRICT BECAUSE I'VE ASKED FOR IT EVERY YEAR FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS SO WE HAVE WONDERFUL EXAMPLES AND IN MY HOUSING PILOT PROGRAM WE'RE CERTIFYING CONTRACTORS THAT CAN BE READY TO DO THIS WORK ALL OVER THE CITY, AND ALSO THEY HAVE FINANCING READY TO GO BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE FUND TO PREPARE THEMSELVES AND ALSO BEEN -- IN MY PILOT PROGRAM WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO FUND SOME OF THOSE GAPS, SO I THINK

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THEY'LL ARISE AS WE ARE WORKING WITH PEOPLE FIXED AND LIMITED INCOMES.

SO I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK AND BEING VERY FLEXIBLE WITH OUR COMMUNITY AS WE TRY TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE, AND I AM VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THE PROPOSAL YOU HAVE BEFORE US.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN GONZALES.

THERE IS A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF ITEM NO. 6, AND I TOO, I JUST WANT TO ADD AS WELL, THANK YOU TO PETER AND [INAUDIBLE] FOR YOUR EXTRA WORK ON THIS, ESPECIALLY IN THE HOURS LAST NIGHT AND FOR YOUR RECEPTIVENESS TO THE FOLKS IN THE NONPROFIT COMMUNITY.

SO ALL RIGHT.

A MOTION AND SECOND.

PLEASE VOTE, ITEM 6.

MOTION CARRIES.

ITEM NO. 17.

>> ITEM NO. 17 IS AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5 OF THE CITY CODE TO REQUIRE ANIMALS BE PROVIDED ACCESS TO SHADE.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: COUNCILMAN .

>> PELAEZ: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT AROSE BECAUSE WE RECEIVED A COMPLAINT FROM A CONSTITUENT TELLING US THAT THEY HAD SEEN A DOG IN -- THAT WAS SUFFERING AND THAT NEEDED HELP.

THAT CITIZEN IS HERE TODAY AND I WANT TO THANK HER FOR STEPPING UP AND DOING THE RIGHT THING.

MAYOR, YOU AND CITY MANAGER HAVE ALSO STEPPED UP AND DONE THE RIGHT THING BY EXPEDITING THIS ITEM AND MAKING SURE THAT WE CAN HEAR IT VERY QUICKLY, AND THANK YOU, SHERYL, AND THANK YOU, RON, FOR DOING THAT.

THE -- THROUGHOUT THE PRESENTATION WE'RE GOING TO BE HEARING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE LAW, WHERE WE'VE BEEN, WHERE WE ARE, WHERE WE'RE GOING, BUT I REALLY WANT YOU TO PAY ATTENTION TO ONE SLIDE IN PARTICULAR OF THE INJURED DOG THAT GAVE GENESIS TO THIS EFFORT TO CHANGE THE CURRENT STANDARDS FOR ANIMAL CARE.

I DO WANT TO MENTION AHEAD OF TIME FOR EVERYBODY IN THIS ROOM THE PICTURES ARE VERY DISTURBING, AND SO IF DISTURBING PHOTOS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN'T BEAR TO SEE, THIS WOULD BE A GOOD TIME FOR -- YOU KNOW, FOR YOU TO AVERT YOUR EYES FROM THE SCREEN.

BUT WITH THAT I WILL TELL YOU I DO THINK WE'VE GOT ONE CITIZEN TO BE HEARD, SO WITH THAT I'LL PASS THE MIC.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: MADAM CLERK, I DID NOT RECEIVE ITEM 17 CITIZENS TO BE HEARD.

IS THERE SOMEONE SIGNED UP? THERE'S NOT? OKAY.

>> PELAEZ: SO BECAUSE OF THIS, I DO THINK THAT THE PRESENTATION IS WARRANTED, AND I'LL BE MAKING A MOTION AND SEEKING A SECOND.

THANK YOU, SIR.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND, AND WE DO HAVE SHANNON HERE TO WALK US THROUGH.

>> HOW ARE YOU DOING, MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

AGAIN, WE'RE GOING TO COVER REAL QUICKLY THE CHAPTER 5 ORDINANCE RECOMMENDATION.

IF I COULD HAVE YOU SKIP FORWARD, OBVIOUSLY YESTERDAY WE WENT TO -- WE WENT INTO SOME GREAT DETAIL TALKING ABOUT THE ORDINANCE AND EVERYTHING.

I REALLY WANTED TO GET TO THE MEAT OF IT, IF I COULD HAVE YOU FORWARD TO SLIDE 6, PLEASE.

SO THE RECOMMENDED CHANGE THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY PURSUING IS PURSUANT TO SECTION 5-6.

BASICALLY IT'S A RECOMMENDATION OF ADDITION OF SHADE BEING ADDED INTO 5-6 AS ONE OF THE STANDARDS OF CARE.

THE RECOMMENDED CHANGE BASICALLY WILL INCLUDE THAT AS -- IN ADDITION TO SHELTER, WHICH IS CURRENTLY PROVIDED.

IT'S A PROACTIVE ORDINANCE DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE NEED FOR REACTIVE RESPONSE, SUCH AS CRIMINAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATIONS, EXIGENT REMOVAL OF ANIMALS AND OBVIOUSLY NOTICES OF VIOLATION WHERE ANIMALS WOULD NEED TO RECEIVE IMMEDIATE VETERINARY CARE.

THIS INCLUDES THE AUTHORITY FOR ANIMAL CARE OFFICERS AS THEY SEE VIOLATIONS TO CHAPTER 5-6 IN THIS ASPECT TO ISSUE BOTH CIVIL AND CRIMINAL CITATIONS.

IF WE COULD SLIDE TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

AS COUNCILMAN PELAEZ KIND OF ALLUDED TO, THIS IS ONE EXAMPLE OF THE REASON THAT WE ARE PROVIDING THIS PROPOSAL.

SHADE SEPARATE FROM SHELTER OBVIOUSLY IS GOING TO BE HUGE IN ALLOWING AN ANIMAL TO REGULATE THEIR BODY TEMPERATURE, PREVENT HEAT STROKE, SUNBURN, LIKELY -- LIKE WE SEE IN THE BEFORE PICTURES.

THIS ALSO PROVIDES US, WHICH WE ALREADY DO, THE ABILITY TO ESCALATE THE PRIORITY OF THESE TYPE OF NEGLECT CALLS WHEN THEY'RE EITHER IN A HEAT CONDITION OR IF WE'RE IN FREEZING CONDITIONS WITH 32 DEGREES OR LESS.

THE DOG IN THE BEFORE PICTURE IS MOLLY, THE ONE THAT COUNCILMAN PELAEZ REFERRED TO.

SHE WAS EXPOSED TO SOME -- OBVIOUSLY SOME SIGNIFICANT SUN.

THE DOG HOUSE WAS HOTTER THAN THE OUTSIDE AMBIENT AIR

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TEMPERATURE.

THEREFORE, THE ANIMAL CHOSE TO STAY IN THE SUN, WHICH RESULTED IN SOME SIGNIFICANT BURNS.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THE AFTER PICTURES YOU CAN OBVIOUSLY SEE SHE IS NOW WELL ON THE MEND, AND HAS RECENTLY BEEN ADOPTED.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THAT'S GOOD NEWS.

THANK YOU, SHANNON.

COUNCILMAN PELAEZ?

>> PELAEZ: SO ONE THING THAT I WANT TO MENTION IS THAT THIS CAME IN BY WAY OF, AGAIN, A RESIDENT WHO NOTICED THE DOG IN -- YOU KNOW, IN DISTRESS.

I DO WANT TO REPORT THAT I BELIEVE THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAS ALREADY RECEIVED THIS CASE AND THAT THE OWNER IS GOING TO BE FACING SOME CONSEQUENCES.

THE OTHER THING TOO, AND SHERYL, THIS IS A REQUEST, I THINK THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE PUBLIC IS AWARE THAT WE'VE GOT A 311 UP.

I'M JUST NOT SURE THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS THAT THESE ARE THE KINDS OF CASES THAT YOU CAN ALSO REPORT ON OUR 311 APP.

SO AT A LATER TIME MAYBE WE CAN ALL MEET WITH YOUR CREW AND FIGURE OUT A WAY THAT WE CAN EMPHASIZE TO THE PUBLIC THAT THIS IS A WAY TO REPORT HORRIBLE CASES LIKE MOLLY'S WITHOUT --

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY, THERE IS A MOTION AND SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF ITEM NO. 17, AND THANK YOU TO OUR BOARD MEMBERS THAT ARE OUT THERE WATCHING US GET THIS DONE, AND THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN PELAEZ, FOR CARRYING THIS THROUGH.

PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT IS THE BALANCE OF OUR MORNING AGENDA.

WE'LL BE BACK AT 2:00 P.M.

FOR ZONING.

WE HAVE A CITY MANAGER'S REPORT?

>> SCULLEY: YES, MAYOR, JUST A COUPLE OF ITEMS, QUICKLY, AND I ALSO IN ADDITION TO OUR ACS BOARD MEMBERS WHO ARE HERE TODAY, WANT TO RECOGNIZE -- WELL, THERE SHE IS, KATHY DAVIS, WHO NOW SERVES ON THE ACS BOARD, BUT AS WE ALL KNOW SERVED AS OUR ACS DIRECTOR FOR MANY YEARS, AND WHILE SHANNON AND HEBER AND THE ENTIRE TEAM, LISA AND ALL, HAVE DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB WITH OUR PROGRAM, I DO WANT TO GIVE A LOT OF CREDIT TO KATHY DAVIS BECAUSE SHE REALLY HELPED AND WORKED WITH THE ACS BOARD TO GET US ON THE RIGHT TRACK WITH OUR ANIMAL CARE SERVICES BEGINNING SEVERAL YEARS AGO, AND I'M PROUD TO HAVE HIRED HER AND RECRUITED HER TO SAN ANTONIO TO DO OUTSTANDING WORK.

SO THANK YOU, KATHY, AS WELL AS THE BOARD MEMBERS, FOR HELPING US SO MUCH.

[APPLAUSE] A COUPLE OF OTHER ITEMS, MAYOR, TO REPORT ON THIS MORNING, AND WE HAVE A COUPLE OF OTHER EMPLOYEES THAT WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE TODAY AS WELL.

FIRST WITH REGARD TO THE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES AND THE REQUEST FOR INFORMATION THAT WE TALKED WITH THE COUNCIL ABOUT WHEN WE MADE A PRESENTATION ON THIS MATTER, IN MAY, TCI PROVIDED A BRIEFING TO YOU ALL.

YOU MAY RECALL, AT A COUNCIL B SESSION FOCUSING ON AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES INCLUDING THE STATE OF THE CURRENT TECHNOLOGY AS WELL AS AUTOMATION AS WELL AS A REQUEST FOR -- WE PLAN TO RELEASE.

THERE ARE NO FULLY AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE TODAY ALTHOUGH VARIOUS FORMS OF AUTOMATION HAVE BEEN IN FORM FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

THERE ARE SEVERAL COMPANIES TESTING LEVELS OF HIGHER AUTOMATION IN OTHER CITIES BUT THAT TECHNOLOGY IS NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR PERSONAL OWNERSHIP AND USE.

SOME CITIES ARE TESTING THE MARKET FOR SPECIFIC DRIVERLESS VEHICLE APPLICATIONS AND ADDITIONALLY SOME COMPANIES FROM THE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE INDUSTRY HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN TESTING THAT B SESSION IN OUR DISCUSSION WITH YOU ALL, TCI COORDINATED WITH OUR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND OUR INNOVATIONS STAFF TO DEVELOP A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION TO OBTAIN INFORMATION FROM THE INDUSTRY REGARDING THE USE OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES FOR SPECIFIC CASES WITHIN THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO.

SO THE INTENT OF OUR RFI IS TO GATHER DATA TO ASSIST THE CITY IN UNDERSTANDING THE FEASIBILITY OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES FOR SPECIFIC CASES WITHIN THE CITY.

THE RFI WAS ISSUED IN JULY.

THE RESPONSES ARE DUE AUGUST 20K FORWARD TO EVALUATING THOSE, AND THEN SHARING THAT INFORMATION WITH THE CITY COUNCIL THROUGH THE SUBCOMMITTEE PROCESS.

SECONDLY, I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT DEBORAH SHAR SHARVIN -- WHERE ARE YOU? PLEASE STAND TO BE RECOGNIZE.

SHE'S CURRENTLY OUR ACCESSIBILITY COMPLIANCE MANAGER OVERSEEING OUR CITY'S DISABILITY ACCESS OFFICE.

SHE HAS BEEN SELECTED AS THE PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR BY SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES ORGANIZATION, SO SINCE 1981 THIS ORGANIZATION HAS WORKED TO MAKE SAN ANTONIO AND THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND ENGAGE IN RECREATIONAL EVENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES.

DEBORAH WAS RECOGNIZED DURING THE 28TH ANNIVERSARY

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OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT CELEBRATION HELD THIS PAST SATURDAY AT LA VILLITA ASSEMBLY HALL.

SHE WAS NOMINATED BY DEAF INTERPRETIVE SERVICES FOR HER WORK WITH THE DEAF COMMUNITY AND INTERPRETER AGENCIES TO INCREASE COMMUNICATION ACCESS.

SHE'S WORKED WITH THE CITY NOW FOR JUST OVER A YEAR, AND WE WANT TO CONGRATULATE HER THIS MORNING FOR HER OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION.

DEBORAH, CONGRATULATIONS.

[APPLAUSE] AND IF YOU COULD STAY, WE'LL TAKE A PHOTO AFTER THE COUNCIL ADJOURNS HERE IN JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES.

SECONDLY, WE HAVE TWO OTHER CITY EMPLOYEES WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE THIS MORNING, AND WITHIN OUR SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT.

WE ALL KNOW OUR SOLID WASTE EMPLOYEES HAVE HARD JOBS COLLECTING RECYCLING, TRASH, BRUSH AND BULKY ITEMS DISCARDED BY OUR RESIDENTS.

IT'S MADE EVEN TOUGHER BY THE -- DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS IN THE HEAT, AND WITH TYPICAL SOUTH TEXAS SUMMERS WE EXPECT THE TEMPERATURES TO RISE OVER 100 DEGREES AND THIS YEAR IT CAME EARLY, AS WE ALL KNOW.

SO WITH THAT HEAT THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS OUR OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT HAVE WORKERS THAT ARE WORKING IN THE OUTDOOR HEAT, PROVIDE TRAINING TO OUR EMPLOYEES TO BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE HEAT STRESS SYMPTOMS, AND WE'RE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED TO STAY HYDRATED AND TAKE BREAKS AS NEEDED TO PREVENT HEAT-RELATED INJURIES.

ON JUNE 7, AS A SOUTHEAST COLLECTION CREW WAS APPROACHING THE END OF THEIR ROUTE, ONE OF OUR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION WORKERS, I'M GOING TO DO MY BEST TO PRONOUNCE HIS NAME, SALALUA TOASOSOPO, A SECTION ATTLEE -- AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS SALLY, HOW I'LL REFER TO HIM, STARTED EXHIBITED SIGNS OF HEAT STRESS.

FORTUNATELY HIS COWORKERS RECOGNIZED THE SYMPTOMS AND REACTED VERY QUICKLY.

THEY SOUGHT IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION AND OUR FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED WITHIN SIX MINUTES TAKING THE EMPLOYEE TO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.

UPON ARRIVAL THE EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTORS PRAISED THEM FOR THEIR SWIFT ACTIONS.

HAD IT BEEN ANOTHER 20 MINUTES OUR COLLECTION WORKER LIKELY WOULDN'T HAVE SURVIVED.

THESE COWORKERS WERE RECOGNIZED AT THEIR SERVICE CENTER WITH A SHINING STAR AWARD FOR SAVING OUR COLLECTION WORKER'S LIFE, AND TODAY I WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO SHARE WITH YOU THE GOOD WORK THAT THEY DID AND LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW THAT THEY ARE WORKING NOT ONLY TO COLLECT GARBAGE BUT ALSO TO TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER.

WE HAVE DRIVER GEORGE ARANDONDO, WHO ORIGINALLY STARTED WITH THE CITY BACK IN 2003 BEFORE BEING REHIRED WITHIN THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT EARLIER THIS YEAR, AND WE ALSO HAVE COLLECTION WORKER SEAN ELFARO, WHO STARTED WORKING FOR SOLID WASTE JUST IN APRIL OF THIS YEAR.

SALLY WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR SEVERAL DAYS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

I HAD A CHANCE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND MEET WITH HIS FAMILY, BUT HE'S NOW RECOVERING AND DOING BETTER EVERY DAY, AND AS WE RECOGNIZE THESE EMPLOYEES THIS MORNING WHO HELPED TO SAVE HIS LIFE, I WANT TO KEEP SALLY IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AS WE CONTINUES HIS RECOVERY, AS WELL AS THOSE FIELD EMPLOYEES THAT WORK HARD IN THIS UNRELENTING HEAT EACH AND EVERY DAY.

SO THIS MORNING, SEAN AND GEORGE, WE THANK YOU AND COMMEND YOU FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING WORK.

[APPLAUSE] DAVID NEWMAN IS HERE, AND AS THE SUPERVISOR HERE, ALSO RUBEN, THEIR COLLECTION SUPERVISOR, IS HERE.

DAVID IS OUT OF TOWN, DAVID MCCARY, SO THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WITH OUR TEAM, AND PLEASE STAY FOR A MOMENT AFTER THE COUNCIL ADJOURNS SO WE CAN ALSO TAKE A COUPLE OF PICTURES.

LASTLY, WHILE AUGUST HAS JUST BEGUN THERE IS STILL A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO ENJOY OUR SUMMER CITY POOL SEASON.

HOWEVER, SCHOOL WILL BE HERE, WE KNOW, JUST AROUND THE CORNER, SO PARKS & RECREATION WILL BE HOSTING A BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPLASH BASH FOR OUR RESIDENTS TO ENJOY THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER.

THE BASH WILL BE HELD THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 3:00 P.M. AT KINGSBOROUGH POOL IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 3.

THE FREE BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL AGES, ACTIVITIES ON THE POOL DECK INCLUDE A MATH STATION WITH

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FISHING FOR ANSWERS, ART STATION WITH CREATIVE PAINTING, SCIENCE WITH A VOLCANIC FUN ACTIVITY AND A SOCIAL STUDIES STATION WITH A U.S. MAP PUZZLE.

SO IN THE POOL PARTICIPANTS CAN PARTAKE IN ALL KINDS OF WATER ACTIVITIES.

OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE WATER SAFETY, TRIVIA, SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING DEMONSTRATIONS AND GAMES FOR KIDS GOING INTO KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 8TH GRADE WITH PRIZES, INCLUDING BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

SO IT WILL BE A GREAT ACTIVITY ORGANIZED BY OUR PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT, AND FOR THE PUBLIC, FOR MORE INFORMATION THEY CAN GET THAT BY VISITING OUR WEB SITE AT WWW.SPARKSPARKANDRECK.COM.

SO WE INVITE THE PUBLIC TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT ACTIVITY.

FINALLY, MAYOR, NEXT WEEK I'M PROANG THE PROPOSED FISCAL 2019 SAN ANTONIO BUDGET TOTALING $2.8 BILLION ANG THE PRIORITIES OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY INPUT WE'VE RECEIVED OVER THE PAST YEAR.

SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT NEXT WEEK.

THAT'S ALL TO REPORT THIS MORNING.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: GREAT REPORT.

THANK YOU, SHERYL.

I THINK YOU GOT MANNY'S ATTENTION WITH THE SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING.

[LAUGHTER] WE DO HAVE ONE POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE, COUNCILMAN SALDANA.

>> SALDANA: THANK YOU, MAYOR, IF YOU ALLOW ME FOR A SECOND I WANT TO DIRECT EVERYBODY'S ATTENTION AND HOPE TO HONE IN TO EMBARRASS THEM.

MICHAEL SAN YES AND SOTO WHO ARE MY INTERNS, AND ONCE UPON A TIME I WAS A INTERN IN DISTRICT 4 SO I GET TO SEE THE BRIGHT FUTURE IN FRONT OF US WHEN I SEE SOME OF THE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN ACTUALLY WHO I WANT TO RECOGNIZE LUPITA PARTITA, A LAYERO IS RISING SOPHOMORE AT FOX TECH AND MICHAEL SANCHEZ IS AN INCOMING YUTS SA MAN, THEY'RE BEEN WORKING ON OUTREACH, KNOCKING ON DOORS, OR HANDLING CASES THAT COME BEFORE THEM BY PHONE.

SO THANK YOU TO THE INTERNS AND I'M SURE THERE'S A NUMBER OF OTHER INTERNS IS THAT HAVE COME THROUGH CITY HALL BUT I WANTED TO RECOGNIZE THEM HERE TODAY.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR WORK THIS SUMMER.

[APPLAUSE]

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: COUNCIL MAN VIAGRAN?

>> VIAGRAN: HE STARTED A TREND SO I WANT TO ALSO THANK MY INTERN, MEG VASSAR, WHO'S BEEN WORKING AND CRUNCHING NUMBERS AND DATA THIS SUMMER.

SHE'S A STUDENT AT SYRACUSE BUT SHE'S IN TOWN FOR THE SUMMER.

SO VERY PROUD OF HER AND THANK HER FOR ALL OF HER WORK.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE 20 STUDENTS WHO ARE INTERNS AT HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL RIGHT NOW FOR JUNGLE DISK, WITH SA WORKS.

THEY'RE DOING TECH JOBS IN SAISD AT HIGHLANDS, SO THE TECH COMPANY WENT DOWN TO DISTRICT 3 TO DO THESE INTERNSHIPS, SO CONGRATULATE THEM AND IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN VIAGRAN.

COUNCILMAN PELAEZ?

>> PELAEZ: THANK YOU.

I WILL NOT BE OUT DONE IN THE THANKA THON FOR THE INTERNS.

STAND UP GUYS, THAT'S CLAIRE AND CARLO BACK THERE.

CLAIRE GOES TO TSU, CARLO GOES TO TRINITY, SHERYL, WATCH YOUR BACK, THIS IS OUR NEXT CITY MANAGER IN CLAIRE OVER THERE.

SHE'S VERY, VERY, VERY SMART PEOPLE.

THEY'VE BEEN VERY HELPFUL.

THEY'VE PUT IN A LOT OF EXTRA TIME.

THEY WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND, AND THIS IS THE KIND OF ENGAGEMENT THAT WE NEED FROM YOUR GENERATION, GUYS, AND SO PLEASE GO BACK, TELL THE STORY OF HOW -- YOU KNOW, THE THINGS THAT YOU DID, BUT IN PARTICULAR I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THESE TWO INTERNS HELPED US DO OUR PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING PROJECT AND EMULATING YOURS, COUNCILMAN COURAGE, IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS AND I HOPE YOU GUYS LEARNED SOMETHING.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN PELAEZ.

COUNCILMAN PERRY? [APPLAUSE]

>> PERRY: YES, I'LL JUMP ON THAT BANDWAGON.

I WANT TO THANK MATTHEW WI YAT.

HE'S A INTERN FOR DISTRICT 10.

HE'S NOT HERE BECAUSE I GOT HIM WORKING IN THE FIELD OFFICE.

BUT THANK YOU, MATTHEW WYATT, AND ALL THE HELP YOU'VE GIVEN US THERE IN DISTRICT 10.

THANK YOU AGAIN.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN PERRY.

COUNCILMAN TREVINO?

>> TREVINO: SINCE WE GOT THE THANK YOU TELLA THON GOING ON, I WANT TO THANK JACOB HERNANDEZ, WHO ATTENDS COLUMBO.

HE WAS INT INTERNING WITH US, DONE A GREAT JOB AND WE HAVE A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE HELPING US THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SUMMER.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN TREVINO.

AND GABRIEL, IF YOU'RE LISTENING, THANK YOU AS WELL.

THAT'S ALL FOR OUR MORNING AGENDA.

WE'LL BE BACK AT 2:00 P.M.

FOR OUR ZONING AGENDA.

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>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: GOOD AFTERNOON.

WELCOME TO OUR CITY COUNCIL ZONING AGENDA.

THE TIME IS 2:05 P.M.

THE CITY CLERK IS STILL FINALIZING THE LIST OF SPEAKERS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP, SO IN THE MEANTIME, I'M GOING TO ASK MY COLLEAGUES IF THERE ARE ANY ITEMS FROM WHICH THEY WOULD LIKE TO PULL FROM THE CITY COUNCIL ZONING CONSENT AGENDA.

I'VE GOT SEVERAL ALREADY PULLED, AND I'LL READ THOSE RIGHT NOW.

THESE ARE THE ITEMS THAT WILL BE HEARD ON INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION.

P1 AND Z1, P-5 AND Z9, P6 -- Z26, Z27, Z28, P-12 AND Z-37.

Z-39.

AND Z-40.

AND PLEASE ALSO KNOW THAT P-15 AND Z-45 HAVE BEEN PULLED FROM THE AGENDA BY STAFF AND WILL NOT BE HEARD TODAY.

SO ARE THERE ANY OTHER ITEMS THAT MY COLLEAGUES WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ON INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION? HEARING NONE, I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR THE BALANCE OF THE CONSENT ZONING AGENDA, WHICH IS ALL ITEMS SAVE FOR THOSE THAT I JUST READ.

Z-1 IS ON INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION.

>> OKAY.

MOTION TO APPROVE CONSENT.

>> OKAY.

THERE IS A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF THE BALANCE OF THE CONSENT ZONING AGENDA.

I DO HAVE ONE CITIZEN SIGNED UP TO SPEAK FOR THE CONSENT AGENDA, JACK FINGER.

>> WELL, MANOR NIRENBERG AND OTHER MEMBERS OF OUR ILLUSTRIOUS SAN ANTONIO CITY COUNCIL.

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

IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE A CONTROVERSY OR TWO THIS AFTERNOON.

I'M GOING TO SKIP AROUND AND LOOK AT THE BIG ONES HERE.

ITEM NUMBER Z-21, YEAH, Z-21, AND ITS COMPANION P-9.

YES, I HAVE SEEN THE PROS AND CONS ON Z-21, THE IDEA THAT SOME NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS WANT TO CLEAN UP THE AREA AROUND THERE.

THEY WANT TO TRY AND PREVENT THE PROSTITUTION, DRUG USE, THEY WANT TO STOP A LOT OF THE REPAIR GARAGES FROM SPILLING THEIR SOLVENTS AND JUST GENERALLY IMPROVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

NOW, THEY SAY THEY ARE NOT GOING TO STOP GROWTH.

THIS IS AROUND THE WORLD HERITAGE AREA.

WELL, THAT'S FINE, BUT ALSO THERE IS A GROUP THAT SAYS, WHOA, LET'S HOLD ON A LITTLE BIT, TO YOU, MRS. VIAGRAN AND MRS. GONZALES, LET'S HOLD OFF A LITTLE BIT UNTIL THE LAND USE PLANNING INITIATIVES HAVE COME UP WITH THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS ON THIS STUFF.

WE DON'T WANT TO GO OVERBOARD AND PREVENT SOME GOOD THINGS -- FURTHER GOOD THINGS THAT COULD BE APPLIED TO THIS STUFF HERE.

SO IF YOU, MRS. VIAGRAN AND MRST CONTINUE THIS FOR A WHILE UNTIL THE LAND USE PEOPLE COME FORWARD, WE WOULD VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THAT.

ELSEWHERE ON THE AGENDA, WELL, WE'VE GOT A BUNCH OF THEM HERE TODAY.

LET'S SEE IF I CAN JUST GET THEM ORGANIZED HERE.

YES, IN P-5 AND Z-9, THIS IS MRF CASES HERE.

BASICALLY, YOU HAVE PEOPLE THERE, LIVING THERE THAT SAY THEY DO NOT LIKE A DEVELOPER SQUEEZING AS MANY AS FOUR UNITS AND A TRIPLEX AN ADDITIONAL UNIT INTO A TINY PROPERTY, THEY DON'T.

THEY DON'T WANT THAT.

THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO LIVE NEXT TO THERE.

YOU HAVE 10 PEOPLE SPOKE AGAINST IT, 20 -- YOU HAD ABOUT A THIRD OF THE PEOPLE SAYING NO TO IT.

YOU HAD 234 SIGNATURES AGAINST IT.

OH, GOODNESS.

SO MANY SCANDALS, SO LITTLE TIME.

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

I NEGLECTED TO PLAY THE VIDEO FOR THE INTERPRETATION, INTERPRETER SERVICES THAT ARE AVAILABLE, SO CAN WE GO AHEAD AND PLAY THAT NOW.

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>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE HAVE TWO OTHER CITIZENS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK FOR ITEMS THAT ARE GOING TO REMAIN ON CONSENT.

PATRICIA DAVIS? IS PATRICIA DAVIS HERE?

>>

>>

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: AND THIS IS ON ITEM P [INDISCERNIBLE] PATRICIA DAVIS AND ANNETTE OLIVARES WILL NOT SPEAK.

P-15 AND Z-45.

THOSE ARE THE ITEMS THAT WILL REMAIN ON INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION.

ALL OTHER ITEMS ARE ON CONSENT, WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF THE MOTION.

THERE IS A MOTION AND A SECOND.

PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES.

WE'LL MOVE NOW TO THE INDIVIDUAL ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION STARTING WITH P-UNS AND Z-1.

>> PLAN AMENDMENT 18046 Z2018154 AMENDING THE TOBIN HILL NEIGHBORHOOD FOR FIVE TOWNHOMES LOCATED AT 1469 VALDEZ AVENUE.

STAFF RECOMMENDS DENIAL.

PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.

ZONING COMMISSION MOTION FAILED THEREFORE IT IS MOVING FORWARD AS A DENIAL.

31 NOTICES MAILED, ONE IN FAVOR, EIGHT OPPOSED AND THE TOBIN HILL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION IS IN OPPOSITION AND THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING A CONTINUANCE.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: COUNCILMAN TREVINO?

>> TREVINO: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

FIRST, I JUST WANT TO SAY I APPRECIATE THE APPLICANT'S WILLINGNESS TO RECONSIDER THEIR PROPOSAL AND I LOOK FORWARD TO A COMPROMISE; THEREFORE, I MOTION FOR A TWO-WEEK CONTINUANCE TO AUGUST 16TH.

>> SECOND.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: ALL RIGHT.

THERE IS A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR ITEM P-1 AND Z-1.

THERE ARE NO CITIZENS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THOSE ITEMS, SO PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES.

>> 18038 AMENDING THE GOVERNMENT HILL NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN FROM LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL FROM R-6 TO RH-4 LOCATED AT 808 EAST CARSON STREET.

STAFF PLANNING RECOMMEND APPROVAL.

GOVERNMENT HILL NEIGHBORHOOD SOARGS IS IN FAVOR.

THIS WILL REQUIRE NINE VOTES TO APPROVE DUE TO THE OPPOSITION EXCEEDING 20%.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY.

THERE ARE SEVERAL CITIZENS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON ITEM P-5 AND Z-9, AS THERE ARE WITH OTHER ITEMS AS WELL.

EACH CITIZEN WILL HAVE TWO MINUTES TO SPEAK AND I'LL CALL UP THE PERSON TO SPEAK AT THE PODIUM.

I'LL CALL THE SUBSEQUENT NAME, SO IF YOU DON'T MIND HOLDING YOUR APPLAUSE SO EVERYONE CAN HEAR THEIR NAMED CALLED.

IF YOU'RE CALLED SECOND, PLEASE GET READY TO APPROACH THE PODIUM.

WE'LL BEGIN WITH EUGENE MARK FOLLOWED BY ROSE HILL.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS GENE MARK.

I'M THE PRESIDENT OF MY HVMENTD HVMENTD -- HOA IN THE MEDICAL CENTER AND I'M ACTIVE IN MY CITYWIDE PROGRAMS REGARDING NEIGHBORHOODS.

I AM FAMILIAR WITH GOVERNMENT HILL, THROUGH BUSINESS MEETINGS OVER THERE AND SOCIAL EVENTS -- PAINTING SPONSORED BY THE CITY OVER ON MAY SON -- MASON STREET.

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GOVERNMENT HILL IS A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH EVEN GREATER POTENTIAL.

THERE ARE POCKETS OF NEGLECT AND DETERIORATION, AND I BELIEVE THE PROJECT AT 808 EAST CARSON IS A GOOD STEP FORWARD, AND I HOPE YOU'LL GIVE IT FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU.

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

ROSE HILL? FOLLOWED BY JAMES HEATHERRINGTON IS MRS. HILL HERE? OH.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. MAYOR, OUR COUNCILMAN WILLIAM CRUZ SHAW, CITY COUNCILMAN.

MY NAME IS ROSE HILL.

I'M THE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT HILL ALLIANCE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

THE GOVERNMENT HILL ALLIANCE IS IN SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT LOCATED ON THE LOTS OF 808 EAST CARSON, 421 PIERCE.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HAS FOLLOWED ALL PROTOCOL ON INFORMING THE COMMUNITY REGARDING THESE PROJECTS.

WE HAVE HAD HIGH AT 10 DANCE AT OUR GENERAL MEETINGS AS OUR TOWN HALL MEETINGS.

THIS PROJECT HAS RESOLVED FROM 2017 TO THE PRESENT IT RESULTED WITH A UNANIMOUS VOTE FROM MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

SECOND, THIS PROJECT FITS IN THE GUIDELINES, OUR MASTER PLAN.

SEE THE ATTACHED THING.

OUR IN OUR MASTER PLAN, IT SHOWS THE DENSITY IN THERE.

SECOND, WE ARE NOT CHANGING THE CHARACTER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT WE ARE ENHANCING IT WITH MORE FAMILIES WHO ARE WANTING TO LIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

THESE VACANT LOTS THAT HAVE BEEN ABANDONED FOR OVER 30 YEARS WILL NOW CREATE BEAUTY INSTEAD OF OVERGROWN WEEDS AND A PLACE FOR CRIME.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO LET THE COUNCIL KNOW THAT GOVERNMENT HILL HAS A PROCESS IN WHICH WE HAVE BEEN CONSISTENT IN FOLLOWING WITH ANY DEVELOPER THAT HAS COME INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

THEY COME TO OUR BOARD MEETING, WE STOP, WE LOOK AND WE LISTEN.

AND WE DO NOT MAKE A DECISION, WE TAKE IT TO THE COMMUNITY.

AND ON MARCH 26TH, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE DID, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

WE TOOK A VOTE.

AND THE VOTE WAS UNANIMOUS.

SO, THEREFORE, THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION IS IN SUPPORT BASED ON THAT WITH THE MAJORITY OF THE VOTE.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

THE OTHER THING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO MATCH UPON IS THAT THIS BOOK RIGHT HERE IS OUR BIBLE.

THIS IS THE BOOK THAT EVERY PERSON THAT COMES TO EVERY MEETING, WHETHER IT'S A GENERAL, SPECIAL MEETING WHATEVER, THEY SIGN IN.

SO THIS IS OUR BIBLE WHO SHOWED UP TO OUR MEETINGS.

THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, MRS. HILL.

JAMES HEATHERRINGTON? FOLLOWED BY ROSALINDA GARCIA.

>> HELLO, EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS JAMES HETTERINGTON.

I'M A SCHOOL TEACHER THAT ALSO LIVES IN GOVERNMENT HILL AND I'M HERE TO EXTEND MY SUPPORT FOR THIS PROPERTY.

I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

THANKFULLY, BECAUSE OF MY CAREER, I'VE BEEN ABLE TO TRAVEL TO A FEW CITIES AND ABROAD AND SEE HOW IN-FIELD HOUSING AFFECTS US, AND IT'S A VERY GOOD THING IN MY OPINION.

AND ON A VERY -- LET'S SAY AESTHETIC APPROACH, I SEE PEOPLE THAT ARE LIVING IN AREAS THAT HAVE IN-FIELD HOUSING, TEND TO COME TOGETHER AND WORK MORE UNIFIED, AND I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT FOR OUR CITY TO HAVE THAT AS WELL.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

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

ROSALINDA GARCIA? ROSALINDA GARCIA? WILLIE RECONDO? WILLIE RECONDO? MRS. RECONDO, ARE YOU GOING TO SPEAK? OKAY.

MAURICE SAUNDERS? MAURICE SAUNDERS? GUADALUPE SAUNDERS? GUADALUPE SAUNDERS? JULIA ROWSENTHAL?

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: MRS. ROSENTH AL WILL BE FOLLOWED BY JOHN DUVAL.

>> MY NAME IS JULIA ROSENFELD, FOR THE RECORD.

I'VE BEEN A SIX-YEAR RESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT HILL -- AUDIO] -- AND OUR HISTORIC AREA,

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ESPECIALLY SINCE NOTHING IS BEING DESTROYED.

I THINK IT -- THE DESIGN THAT I'VE SEEN MAINTAINS THE QUALITY AND INTEGRITY OF WHAT IS ALREADY EXISTING, AND IT'S RESPECTFUL OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT.

I'M ALSO IN FAVOR OF THE FACT THAT THIS BRINGS NEW LIFE AND NEW PROPERTY TAXES TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IN SUPPORT OF SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND IT SEEMS TO -- I'VE BEEN TO THE LAND USE MEETINGS, AND IT SEEMS TO REALLY COALESCE WITH WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO WITH OUR CITY FOR THE FUTURE AND FOR THE DENSITY THAT WE NEED.

AND I AM A MEMBER OF SANE, SAN ANTONIO NEIGHBORHOODS FOR EVERYBODY, AND ALL 95 MEMBERS OF OUR ASSOCIATION ARE IN SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, MRS. ROSENFELD.

JOHN DUVAL? PLVMENTD DUVAL IS FOLLOWED BY JUAN CARLOS SUAREZ.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON.

I HAVE LIVED IN GOVERNMENT HILL OFF CARSON STREET SINCE 2013.

I'VE WITNESSED AN AMAZING EVOLUTION OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN FIVE SHORT YEARS.

DRUGS, PROSTITUTION, CRIME HAVE DECREASED.

PEOPLE, INCLUDING FAMILIES, NOW CALL GOVERNMENT HILL HOME MORE THAN EVER.

I APPRECIATE THE INCREASING DIVERSIY AND WANT TO ENSURE THAT IT CONTINUES, NOT JUST WITH INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES, BUT VARIOUS TYPES OF PROPERTY.

THESE LOTS HAVE BEEN VACANT FOR MANY YEARS.

THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADD HOUSING OPTIONS TO AN IN-DEMAND AREA IS COMPELLING AND NEEDED, FRANKLY.

I SUPPORT THIS CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT, ALONG WITH FUTURE PROJECTS.

LET'S NOT REMAIN STAGNANT, LET'S MOVE FORWARD, THUS SUPPORTING DIVERSITY AND DEMAND FOR HOUSING IN THE URBAN CORE TO WELCOME FRESH FACES AND FAMILIES.

THANK YOU.

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

JUAN CARLOS SUAREZ?

>> WHAT'S YOUR NAME, MA'AM?

>>

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: BECKY.

WHAT'S YOUR LAST NAME?

>> MY NAME IS PEGGY BRIMHALL, I'M THE APPLICANT.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: WHAT NUMBER? ARE YOU SIGNED UP, MRS. BRIMHALL.

>> MY NAME IS NOT ON THE LIST.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY.

SO YOU HAVE TO BE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK; HOWEVER, THE COUNCILMAN, WHEN THE ITEM IS CALLED AND HE GETS THE FLOOR HE CAN CALL YOU UP AT THAT TIME.

>> OKAY.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: TO MAKE SOME COMMENTS.

COUNCILMAN? OKAY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: SO WE'LL KEEP MOVING THROUGH THE LIST.

MARIE STOUT.

MRS. STOUT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY STELLA ASHLEY.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, I'M MARIE STOUT AND I LIVE AT 420 PIERCE AVENUE IN GOVERNMENT HILL ALLIANCE AREA.

I'M ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNMENT HILL ASSOCIATION.

WE HAVE WORKED VERY HARD TO CLEAN THAT AREA UP AND KEEP IT GOING, AND HAVE HAD LITTLE HELP, BUT A FEW OF US ARE WORKING AT IT.

I'M THE LAST OF THE ORIGINAL GROUP THAT FORMED THE GOVERNMENT HILL GROUP.

IF THE LORD'S WILLING AND THE CREEKS DON'T RISE, I'LL BE 94 THE LAST DAY OF JANUARY.

SO WE'RE WORKING AS HARD AS WE CAN.

I LIVE AT 420 PIERCE AND THE PROPERTY THAT'S IN TALK RIGHT NOW IS 808 EAST CARSON, WHICH BACKS TO ME.

AND THERE IS ANOTHER PROPERTY THAT I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO DISCUSS, WHICH IS 821 PIERCE, WHICH IS RIGHT ACROSS FROM ME.

SO I'M RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING.

BUT IT'S A VERY NICE AREA, WE HAVE SOME GOOD PEOPLE THERE, WE HAVE A LOT OF CODEPENDENT PEOPLE THAT WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO DO IT FOR THEM, LIKE BIG BROTHER, BUT WE ARE WORKING VERY HARD.

AND I DO HOPE THAT THERE WILL BE SOME DEVELOPMENT ON SOME OF THE VACANT LOTS BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO DO IT WILL DEVELOP THOSE IN A GOOD MANNER.

I THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MRS. STOUT.

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CHRIS HILL? JOSE PADILLA? ARE YOU GOING TO COME FORWARD, MR. PADILLA? OKAY.

OKAY.

AND WE'LL GET TO YOU IN JUST A MINUTE, PEGGY.

EVER RICONDA?

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: AND FOR THE RECORD, YOU FOLKS WHO SIGNED UP OR SIGNING UP IN SUPPORT OF THE APPLICANT? DAVID SANCHEZ? DAVID SANCHEZ? OKAY.

ANNA ORTEGA? DEANNA ORTEGA? ANTONIA ALDACO? ANTONIA ALDACO? OKAY.

J.C.ALDACO? DENISE HOMER? MRS. HOMER, YOU'LL BE FOLLOWED BY MICHAEL HELLER.

>> GOODNOON, COUNCIL.

I HAD A PREPARED SPEECH, BUT AFTER LISTENING TO THE NEIGHBORS, MY NAME IS DENISE HOMER AT 821MASON.

IN FRONT OF YOU, I ACTUALLY HAVE A MAP OF SAM BORNS AT 1912 WHICH SHOWS THE PROPERTY IN QUESTION.

IT IS IN THE HISTORICAL DISTRICT OF GOVERNMENT HILL WHICH OF COURSE WAS DEVELOPED AND CREATED ON THE SHADOWS OF FT. SAM HOUSTON.

SO MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE THERE AND WORK THERE AND CREATED AND BUILT THEIR HOMES WERE EITHER MILITARY OR DOCTORS OR STAFF FROM GOVERNMENT HILL.

SO WE'RE VERY PROUD TO CARRY THAT NAME, GOVERNMENT HILL.

THE PEOPLE BEFORE YOU THAT SPOKE IN FAVOR UNFORTUNATELY, THERE'S A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT CAN BE ACTUALLY REFUTED AND STATEMENTS REFUTED.

WE HAVE SOME THAT ARE SPEAKING ON BEHALF BECAUSE THEY'RE AIRBNB OWNERS.

THEY OWN RENTAL PROPERTY.

THEY OWN PROPERTY THAT THEY LIVE THERE, BUT THEY'RE REAL ESTATE AGENTS BECAUSE RIGHT NOW SOME OF THEM ARE ACTUALLY SELLING A HOME FOR OVER $500,000, AN EXISTING HOME.

CAN YOU SWIPE PLEASE? THE PROPERTY IN QUESTION IS LITERALLY IN THE CENTER OF OUR HEART OF GOVERNMENT HILL.

PLEASE, ONE MORE.

YOU'LL SEE IT LOCATED BETWEEN CARSON AND PIERCE, LITERALLY, THE CENTER OF OUR CITY.

CAN YOU KEEP SWIPING.

YOU'LL SEE THAT THE CITY ITSELF IS ENKROACHING INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, LITERALLY LIKE A WEED OFF OF BROADWAY COMING TOWARD GOVERNMENT HILL.

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT I WOULD LIKE YOU TO LOOK AT.

I ACTUALLY HAD THOSE COPIED FOR YOU.

YOU'LL NOTICE THAT SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY ARE SPEAKING IN FAVOR PAY LESS THAN $700 ON THEIR PROPERTY TAXES, WHILE THEIR NEIGHBORS ARE CLOSE TO $8,000 FOR AN EXISTING HOME.

THEY DON'T HAVE ANY REAL SKIN IN THE GAME.

SO WE ARE CONSIDERED FOR OUR NEIGHBORS.

CAN YOU CONTINUE? THE PROPERTY AND CONCERN FOR 808, WE'RE DEALING WITH RESIDENTIAL, MIXED USE.

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO LOOK AT THD NUMBERS.

THE PROPERTY ITSELF NEEDS TO BE 4,000 SQUARE FEET FOR INDIVIDUAL DWELLINGS.

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: THANK YOU, MRS. HOMER.

>> SOMEBODY'S GIVING ME THEIR MINUTES.

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: YOUR NAME? SAY THAT AGAIN? NUMBER 22.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, MA'AM, YOU HAVE TWO MORE MINUTES.

>> THANK YOU.

THE PROPERTY OF 808 CARSON, SIR, AND MA'AM, IS ACTUALLY SUPPOSED TO BE 4,000 SQUARE FEET PER DWELLING.

PLEASE LOOK AT THE NUMBERS.

THEY ARE MINUS 500 SQUARE FEET.

WE WANT TO BE NITPICKY, YES, WE DO.

THE NEXT PROPERTY IN QUESTION IS 421 PIERCE.

WE'VE YET TO SEE THE COMPLETED DESIGNS FOR THAT ONE.

SAME THING APPLIES.

THAT'S 5,000 SQUARE FEET PER DWELLING.

PLEASE LOOK AT THE NUMBERS.

PLEASE LOOK AT THE DENSITY.

CAN YOU CONTINUE? THAT IS A PROPERTY IN QUESTION, AN AIRLINE VIEW.

THEY'RE PROPOSING A DRIVEWAY GOING IN FRONT OF CARSON ALL THE WAY BACK TO COLITA, WHICH IS AN ALLY.

YOU CAN CALL IT AS A STREET,

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IT'S NOT.

CONTINUE, PLEASE.

CONTINUE ONE MORE.

PLEASE LOOK AT THE PROPERTY ADJACENT TO IT.

ONE HOUSE IS 1800 SQUARE FEET, ANOTHER ONE IS 1600, AND THE ONE NEXT TO IT IS OVER 1100 SQUARE FEET.

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET FOUR UNITS IN THAT PROPERTY WITH EFFICIENT PARKING? CONTINUE.

A GARDEN, A PARK, NOTHING.

THAT IS SCOLITA, THAT IS OUR ALLEY.

THAT IS THE STREET THEY'RE CREATING BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE BACK UNIT.

YOU TELL ME HOW ARE WE GOING TO HAVE CARS PARKED ALONG THAT WAY IN AN ALLEY TO HAVE ACCESS TO THAT BACK UNIT.

CONTINUE.

CONTINUE.

PLEASE LOOK AT THE HOME THAT'S LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE AS THE HISTORIC REPRESENTATION OF GOVERNMENT HILL.

CONTINUE.

THAT'S IT.

THAT IS ACTUALLY AN EMBRY DEVELOPMENT THAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE HERE IN SAN ANTONIO DOING A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION.

THAT'S THEIR PROJECT IN FORT WORTH.

THAT'S A REMAINING VICTORIAN HOME.

WILL THAT HOME BE REPLACED BY SURROUNDING ITSELF WITH TOWNHOMES? CONTINUE.

YOU, THIS COUNCIL, GAVE INCENTIVES TO 825 GRAYSON, WE HAVE NO INCENTIVES AS INDIVIDUAL OWNERS.

YOU GAVE THEM OVER $200,000 TO BUILD.

WE JUST WANT IT EQUAL FAIR AND CHANCE TO SAVE OUR COMMUNITY.

PLEASE VOTE NO.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: THANK YOU, MRS. HOMER.

MR. HELLER FOLLOWED BY ANTONIO FANDIN.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, I JUST WANT TO GO ON THE RECORD AND SAY THAT I DO NOT OWN ANY BNBS, ANY RENTAL PROPERTY AND I'M NOT AN EIGHT WITH ANY HALF MILLION DOLLARS LISTING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

AS FAR AS I KNOW THERE'S TWO-CAR GARAGE FOR EACH OF THESE UNITS IN THE PROPOSAL.

LANDS I'VE -- I'VE SEEN THE PLANS, THEY'VE BEEN VERY COMMUNICATIVE IN CHANGING THEIR PLANS ACCORDING TO NEIGHBORHOOD FEEDBACK.

I WANT TO GO ON RECORD EXPRESSING MY REPORT.

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: THANK YOU, MR. MR. ANTONIA FANTE FOLLOWED BY RAUL SAUCEDA.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, MY NAME IS ANTONIA FANTE, AND LIKE MRS. HOMER SAID, THERE'S PEOPLE THAT ARE IN FAVOR, THEY'RE NOT PAYING THE SAME TAXES THAT I'M PAYING.

THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE ACROSS AT 808 AND 421, THEY'RE PAYING $600, $700, LIKE MARIE STOUT, THAT SHE PAYS $300, BECAUSE SHE'S 94.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M 50.

AND I'M PAYING $4,000.

AND HOW MUCH I'M GOING TO PAY WHEN I HIT 70? 70 YEARS OLD? AND I'VE BEEN LIVING IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD FOR 30 YEARS, AND WHAT I SEEN WHAT DENISE SAID, YOU, THE CITY, GIVING $270,000 AND WE LIVING IN THERE FOR SO LONG, AND I APPLIED TO THE CITY TO HAVE A PARKING -- A DRIVEWAY, THE CITY DIDN'T LET ME DO IT.

OH, BUT YOU'RE ALLOWING ALL THESE PEOPLE, BUILDING ALL THIS STUFF, AND THE CITY SUPPOSEDLY YOU -- WHEN I WENT TO APPLY FOR A DRIVEWAY, THEY SAID THIS IS HISTORICAL AND YOU CANNOT CHANGE AND YOU CANNOT HAVE SO MUCH OF CONCRETE AT YOUR HOUSE.

AND THIS PERSON THAT I KNOW, SHE HAS CONCRETE ALL OVER HER HOUSE, BUT I COULDN'T DRIVE -- I COULDN'T BUILD A DRIVEWAY FOR MY CAR BECAUSE I LIVE IN A HISTORICAL AND THEY DIDN'T LET ME DO IT.

SO I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT $270,000 TO GO TO THESE BUILDERS, OR THESE DEVELOPERS? BUT WE CANNOT DO JUST A LITTLE THING.

PLEASE EXPLAIN THAT TO US.

THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE]

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: THANK YOU, MRS. INFANTE.

RAUL SAUCEDA FOLLOWED BY PATTY ZIONCE.

MR. RAUL SAUCEDA?

>> I'M A' COMIN'.

GOOD AFTERNOON LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE CITY COUNCIL HERE.

I AM ALSO A MEMBER OF GOVERNMENT HILL ALLIANCE.

AND I'M SORRY TO SAY, BUT YOU HAVE BEEN HOODWINKED BY SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF THIS ALLIANCE THAT SPOKE BEFORE ME.

AGE DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT.

THEY'RE TRYING TO BRING IN TO THESE TWO PROPERTIES BOX APARTMENTS, HOUSES THAT ARE

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STACKED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.

NO ROOM FOR CHILDREN TO PLAY IN.

IT DOESN'T GO WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THEY SAID THEY HAD SOME 38 MEMBERS OF THE THING, THERE'S MORE THAN 38 MEMBERS IN THIS ALLIANCE, BUT THIS IS 238 SIGNATURES OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THAT AREA AGAINST IT.

238 AGAINST.

THIS LITTLE MINORITY THAT'S GOING WITH THE DEVELOPERS IS NOT SPEAKING FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

OKAY? THEY'RE HOOD WINKING YOU TO THE MAX.

AND IF I WERE YOU AND MR. SHAW AND EVERYBODY, I WOULD GO BACK OVER THERE -- THIS PROPOSAL THAT THEY'RE -- ABOUT THIS PROPERTY.

IT'S BEEN VACANT FOR 30 YEARS, IT REALLY HASN'T BEEN A NUISANCE, OTHER THAN THE WEED ISSUE.

AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT THE ONE YOU SMOKE.

THEY -- THE LOTS HAVE BEEN THERE FOR 30 YEARS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WERE USING IT THAT WERE OWNERS FROM WAY BACK AND HAD LEFT IT AS INHERITANCE THING.

THE PROPERTIES THEY WANT TO -- THE BUILDINGS THEY WANT TO PUT DO NOT FIT THE GOVERNMENT HILL AREA.

MR. HELLER SPOKE EARLIER AT 6:30, I WISH HE WOULD TAKE THE TIME TO GO SEE WHAT HE WAS DOING TO THAT HOUSE.

IT WAS A RUNDOWN APARTMENT COMPLEX, HE'S BRINGING IT BACK TO SINGLE RESIDENCE.

THIS HOUSE IS BEAUTIFUL WHEN YOU GO INSIDE AND LOOK AT IT.

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: THANK YOU.

>> GO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT HOUSE BEFORE YOU VOTE ON THIS JUNK THEY'RE BRINGING IN.

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: I THANK YOU.

>> PLEASE GO LOOK AT IT.

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: PATTY ZIONCE VOLED BY GILBERT MOLLIO.

>> PATTY ZIONCE, I REPRESENT THE SAN ANTONIO CONSERVATION SOCIETY, 107 KING WILLIAM.

YOU'RE RECEIVING A WRITTEN COPY OF MY STATEMENT.

THE SAN ANTONIO CONSERVATION SOCIETY CONTINUES TO OPPOSE THE REZONING OF 808 EAST CARSON IN THE GOVERNMENT HILL NEIGHBORHOOD.

SIMPLY PUT, THE PROPOSED ZONING IS MUCH DENSER THAN THE EXISTING COMMUNITY AND IT IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

[APPLAUSE]

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: THANK YOU, PATTY.

GILBERT MORILLO FOLLOWED BY JOE AN MORILLO.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS GILL MORILLO.

MY ADDRESS IS 1955 NORTH PAN.

I AM FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE GOVERNMENT HILL ALLIANCE.

I WILL REMIND YOU THE SAN ANTONIO TOMORROW IMPLEMENTATION PLAN, FIRST ROUND, NOW IN EFFECT, HAS ITS GOAL THAT SAN ANTONIO GROW IN A SUBSTANTIVE EQUITABLE WAY WHILE MINIMIZING IMPACT ON EXISTING NEIGHBORHOODS.

THAT IS WHY I ASK YOU TO REJECT THIS REQUEST FOR REZONING.

THE INTRODUCTION OF A HIGHER DENSITY WILL CHANGE THE CHARACTERISTIC OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, WHICH IS PRIMARILY CONSISTENTING -- CONSISTING OF SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE.

SOME OF THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS ARE PROPERTY VALUES, VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC PROBLEMS, PARKING, AGING UTILITIES.

WE HAD A BLACKOUT OF ABOUT SEVEN HOURS SEVERAL WEEKS AGO.

PRIMARY AND SAFETY FOR NEARBY RESIDENTS.

I WILL END WITH TWO POINTS: OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AS ACCEPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IN 2010 WENT ALONG WITH OUR REQUEST THAT NEIGHBORHOOD SINGLE DWELLINGS BE IN THE CORE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND ANY MULTIAPARTMENT BEYOND THE PERIPHERAL SIDE.

FINALLY, THERE ARE TWO NEW HOMES, SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES GOING UP RIGHT NOW IN GOVERNMENT HILL.

THERE WOULD BE MORE IF THESE PRIVATE OWNERS WERE MORE SUBSIDIZED LIKE THE DEVELOPERS ARE GETTING.

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE]

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: THIS IS JOE AN MORILLO FOLLOWED BY JACOB

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GOLDSTEIN.

>> MY NAME IS JOE ANN MORILLO AND I LIVE AT 1955 NORTH PAN AM.

AND OUR FAMILY, WE HAVE BEEN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SINCE 1964.

AND LIKE GIL SAID, WE HAVE -- THE LOT THAT IS NEXT DOOR TO US WAS VACANT FOR 30 YEARS, AND THIS MORNING THEY FINISHED PUTTING ON THE TIN ROOF BECAUSE OF THE HISTORICAL COMMISSION SAID THEY HAD TO PUT A TIN ROOF.

AND SO OUR HOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1925, AND SO NOW WE HAVE THIS NEW HOUSE RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO US.

AND OVER ON 906MASON, A HOUSE IS BEING BUILT, AND LIKE I SAID, YOU KNOW, THAT HAD BEEN A VACANT LOT FOR 30 YEARS BECAUSE A DEVELOPER WANTED TO PUT A COMMERCIAL BUILDING, OH, I DON'T KNOW, IT'S BEEN SOME YEARS AGO, AND WAS UNABLE TO DO IT.

IT WAS GOING TO BE OFFICES FOR LAWYERS AND DOCTORS.

AND SO I URGE YOU TO VOTE AGAINST THIS BECAUSE OUR VACANT LOTS ARE ZONED SINGLE FAMILY.

AND ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH, WHICH I'M A MEMBER OF -- ACTUALLY GIL AND I LEAD A SENIOR MINISTRY THERE, AND WE HAVE 78 SENIORS THAT LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WELL, SOME DO LIVE FURTHER AWAY, BUT -- LIKE OUR DAUGHTER WILL, WHEN WE PASS ON, OUR DAUGHTER WILL LIVE IN OUR HOUSE.

AND SO THANK YOU.

I HOPE YOU VOTE AGAINST IT.

AND WILLIAM CRUZ SHAW -- IN AUDIO] --

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: THANK YOU, MRS. MORILLO.

[APPLAUSE]

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: JACOB GOLDSTEIN.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS JACOB GOLDSTEIN, I'M ONE OF THE DEVELOPERS FOR 808 EAST CARSON.

I WANTED TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT, WE'RE NOT GETTING ANY SUBSIDIES FROM ANYONE.

I WISH WE WERE, BUT WE'RE NOT.

AND WE'VE BEEN COOPERATING WITH THE COMMUNITY, WE'VE GONE BACK AND FORTH QUITE A FEW TIMES, AND WE BELIEVE AT THIS STAGE WE'VE REACHED A POINT WHERE WE'RE PRETTY CLOSE TO WHAT EVERYBODY WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND WE'LL KEEP ON COOPERATING.

SO I URGE YOU TO VOTE YES ON THIS.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR PRO TEM: THROUGH, MR. GOLDSTEIN.

COUNCILMAN SHAW?

>> SHAW: THANK YOU, MAYOR PRO TEM.

AT THIS TIME, CAN WE CALL UP PEGGY BRIMHALL THOUGH THE PODIUM

>> THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN, GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS.

MY NAME IS PEGGY BRIMHALL, I'M THE APPLICANT AND MY OTHER PARTNER'S WIFE RU PAUL IS HERE IN ATTENDANCE AS WELL, AS HE COULD NOT BE.

WE ALL LIVE HERE IN SAN ANTONIO AND WE PLAN ON BEING HERE FOR MANY, MANY DECADES TO COME.

MY ADDRESS IS 515 LEE STREET, WHICH IS IN THE LAVACA NEIGHBORHOOD, A HISTORICAL DISTRICT THAT I LOVE DEARLY.

I'M GOING TO PRESENT TWO CASES TODAY, SO THIS IS THE FIRST OF TWO.

BOTH WHICH WE THINK IS A BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY.

WE'VE WORKED WITH BOTH SIDES OF OUR COMMUNITY, AND WE'VE MADE MANY CONCESSIONS.

I THINK WE'VE CREATED A PROBABILITY THAT WILL BE VERY BENEFICIAL TO EVERYONE.

-- PROJECT THAT WILL BE VERY BENEFICIAL TO EVERYONE.

OKAY.

HOW DO I RUN THE -- THE SLIDE? THIS IS A FLYER THAT WE PASSED OUT IN MARCH.

YOU'LL SEE THAT THE LOTS AS MRSE AWAY FROM EACH OTHER.

ONE IS A A QUARTER ACRE AND ONE IS ABOUT TWO-THIRDS AND HAS AN EXISTING STRUCTURE.

WE'RE GOING TO PRESERVE THE EXISTING STRUCTURE AND BRING IT DOWN FROM TWO STUDIOS TO ONE HOME.

AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS LOCATED IN GOVERNMENT HILL.

GOVERNMENT HILL IS A HIGHLY DESIRED NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAS SOME CONSTRICTIONS.

WE HAVE FORT SAM TO THE NORTH, THE RAIL YARD TO THE SOUTH, AND THEN WE HAVE VERY POPULAR DESTINATIONS SUCH AS THE PEARL AND DOWNTOWN TO THE LEFT.

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF DEVELOPMENT THERE, BUT THERE'S ALSO A LOT OF VACANT LOTS.

SO GOVERNMENT HILL IS SET FOR

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MUCH MORE.

IN OTHER HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS, WE HAVE SEEN SIMILAR DEVELOPMENTS.

THE ONE YOU SEE ON THE TOP LEFT IS TOBIN HILL, THE ONE ON THE BOTTOM LEFT IS KING WILLIAM, THE ONE ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT IS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, LAVACA NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO WE'VE STUDIED AND READ THE DESIGN GUIDELINES.

FOR THIS LOT, WE'VE ALSO RECEIVED HDRC CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL AND COME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT RESEMBLES THE IDENTITY OF SAN ANTONIO, BUT ALSO AND SPECIFICALLY GOVERNMENT HILL.

OOPS.

REGARDING ZONING, YOU'LL SEE HERE THAT WE'RE IN A CORNER THAT HAS VERY DIVERSE -- AUDIO] -- THERE IS C-2, THERE IS RM-5, THERE ARE ALSO O DESIGNATIONS, WHICH IS A CHURCH OR A BUSINESS, AND THERE ARE VACANT LOTS AS WELL AS UNDERUTILIZED LOTS.

MANY OF THE STRUCTURES LOOK T LE THIS, WHICH ARE LARGE VICTORIAN STRUCTURES.

IT IS TRUE THAT THEY WERE FIRST BUILT FOR SERGEANTS AND GENERALS IN THE ARMY, BUT SOON AFTER THAT, BECAUSE OF THE WAR, THEY WERE READAPTED FOR MULTIPLE APARTMENT BUILDING USE, AND BY DOING SO, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THESE ARE HIGHLY FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES THAT CAN BE WELL ADAPTED.

SO WE'VE FOLLOWED IN THE SAME PATTERN AND DONE THE SAME.

YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE LARGE STRUCTURE, WHICH IS IN THE FRONT, WE ARE USING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN APPROACHES.

WE -- INSTALLATION IS GOING TO MEET 2008 CODE, WE'RE EVEN DOING A LIGHT-COLORED ROOF SO THAT WE CAN REDUCE THE HEAT-ISLAND EFFECT.

THIS IS THE SMALL CARRIAGE HOUSE THAT IS IN THE BACK.

MANY OF YOU KNOW THAT THESE LOTS WERE DESIGNED WHEN GOVERNMENT HILL WAS A MIXED USE NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO THESE LOTS ARE VERY LARGE, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN LIVE ON THEM.

WE HAVE LOOKED VERY CLOSELY TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, WHICH ACCOMMODATES THIS TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION, BUT WE'VE ALSO LOOKED AT THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD GOALS AND STRATEGIES, WHICH MEANS THAT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO CLEAN UP THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD AND THEIR VACANT LOTS, THEY WANT TO MARKET THEIR VACANT PARCELS, THEY WANT TO RECRUIT BUSINESSES AND EXPAND EXISTING BUSINESSES.

WE THINK WE WILL FIT RIGHT IN.

WE'VE HAD MANY MEETINGS.

WE'VE MET WITH GROUPS OF 50 PEOPLE OR MORE, WE'VE MET WITH GROUPS OF ONE.

WE'VE HAD A LOT OF COFFEE.

AND WE'VE COME DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY ON THIS.

THIS PROPERTY WE THOUGHT COULD FIT EIGHT UNITS AND WE'RE PROPOSING FOUR.

WE'VE ALSO RECEIVED APPROVAL ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LINE. WE HAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY APPROVAL AS WELL AS PLANNING, ZONING, STAFF, AND HDRC CONCEPTUAL.

COMMUNITY CONSIDERATIONS INCLUDE COLITA STREET, AND WE AGREE, IT'S A LITTLE NARROW AND COULD USE A LOT OF IMPROVEMENT.

SO FOR THIS PROPERTY, WHAT WE'RE DOING IS PROVIDING TWO EXITS, ONE TO CARSON AND ONE TO COLITA SO THE RESIDENTS CAN SELF-REGULATE WHERE THE HIGHER TRAFFIC IS.

AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE WERE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A TRAFFIC STUDY BECAUSE THIS DOES NOT IMPACT TRAFFIC.

ALSO TO MAKE COLITA STREET A LITTLE WIDER FOR THE MIDTERM, WE ARE GOING TO PROVIDE A TWO-FOOT GRAVEL EXTENSION SO THAT YOU KIND OF HAVE THAT OFF EDGE RIGHT BY IT.

PLUS YOU'LL SEE THIS IN THE NEXT PRESENTATION, WE ARE RESTORING THE EXISTING HOUSE THAT'S ON THE OTHER LOT, BECAUSE WE AGREE THAT EXISTING HISTORIC STRUCTURES NEED TO BE UPDATED AND PRESERVED AND INHABITED.

THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT FOR YOU TODAY FOR 808 EAST CARSON.

WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS REZONING AND COUNCILMAN SHAW, I'M GLAD -- I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

>> SHAW: IF WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WE'LL CALL YOU BACK UP.

THANK YOU, MA'AM.

>> THANK YOU.

>> SHAW: AND BEFORE WE GET STARTED, I WANT TO SET THE TONE OF THIS CONVERSATION THAT THESE TWO CASES THAT WE'RE GOING TO HEAR TODAY, IT'S A LARGER PERSPECTIVE THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH, DEALING WITH THE TRANSITION INTO THE NEW PLANS AND THE CORRESPONDING LAND USE CATEGORIES MOVING FORWARD.

OUR OFFICE HAS BEEN ENCOURAGED ALL RESIDENTS TO TAKE PART IN THESE CONVERSATIONS BECAUSE IT'S A VERY INTERESTING TIME RIGHT NOW, BUT WE URGE ALL OF OUR CONSPIT WENTS NOT ONLY IN DISTRICT 2, BUT IN OTHER DISTRICTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY TO BE INVOLVED IN THOSE TRANSITIONAL CONVERSATIONS.

OUR CITY STAFF AND PLANNING HAS BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB WITH WORKING WITH MY OFFICE, WITH THE COMMUNITY, AND I CAN ONLY ENCOURAGE THOSE INDIVIDUALS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO STAY ENGAGED.

AT THIS TIME, CAN WE HAVE CITY STAFF UP JUST FOR A FEW

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QUESTIONS? WHEN AN APPLICANT BRINGS IN THEIR APPLICATION TO REZONE, WHAT CRITERIA DO YOU LOOK AT TO SEE IF IT'S APPROVAL ORDERS OR YOUR RECOMMENDATION TO THE ZONING COMMISSION?

>> SO WE'RE LOOKING AT THE SURROUNDING PROPERTIES AROUND THE PROPOSED PROJECT AREA.

WE'RE TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION SA TOMORROW PLAN, WE'RE ALSO TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE PLAN AMENDMENT FOR THAT AREA.

>> SHAW: DO YOU EVER USE THE --

>> THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, EXCUSE ME.

>> SHAW: AND WHO DESIGNS THAT NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN?

>> THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

>> SHAW: SO FROM Y'ALL'S -- FROM CITY STAFF'S AGREEMENT, Y'ALL LOOK AT THE INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY IN WHETHER TO APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE RECOMMENDATION TO ZONING, IS THAT CORRECT?

>> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> SHAW: OKAY.

OUTREACH AND CONVERSATIONS FOR ZONING CHANGES?

>> FOR ZONING CHANGES AND ALSO FOR THE PLAN AMENDMENT, WE SEND OUT A 200 FOOTNOTEIFICATION FOR THESE PROJECT -- FOOT NOTIFICATION FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL PROJECT.

>> SHAW: AND WITH THE ZONING COMMISSION, WAS THERE MULTIPLE MEETINGS PRIOR TO COMING TO CITY COUNCIL?

>> YES.

>> SHAW: OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS FROM THE CITY.

ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT ZONING IS THAT WE HAVE TO STAY FOCUSED ON LAND USE.

WE TRY TO BRING IN OTHER ENTITIES AND OTHER FACTS INTO DEVELOPMENT, ESPECIALLY IN DISTRICTS THAT WE HAVE LARGE NUMBERS OF VACANT LOTS. I KNOW DISTRICT 2 HAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE HIGHEST, MAYBE 5, 4, 3 ARE UP THERE AS WELL, BUT WE'RE TRYING TO DO CHANGE THAT DYNAMIC.

AND FOR MANY YEARS WE'VE HAD THESE VACANT LOTS JUST HURTING OUR COMMUNITY.

AND WHEN I DECIDE TO RUN FOR THIS OFFICE, THAT'S ONE THING I SAID THAT I WOULD TRY TO COMBAT IS THE VACANT LOTS.

SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, I MOTION TO APPROVE P-5 AND Z-9 AS CITY STAFF AND ZONING COMMISSION SUPPORT AS WELL AS THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

OUR OFFICE HAS RECEIVED A LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM THE GOVERNMENT HILL ASSOCIATION AND THAT'S THE ASSOCIATION THAT'S CURRENTLY ON RECORD.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: ALL RIGHT.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF ITEMS P-5 AND Z-9.

THERE IS ONE QUESTION FROM A COUNCILMEMBER, COUNCILMAN COURAGE.

>> COURAGE: YES, I'D LIKE TO ASK THE PERSON ASKING FOR THE ZONING CHANGE, THE APPLICANT, A QUESTION.

>> YES, COUNCILMAN? KAWRS --

>> COURAGE: YOU'RE GOING TO BE BUILDING FOUR RESIDENTIAL UNITS? OKAY.

ARE THERE ANY PLANS TO MAKE THESE TYPE 2, SHORT-TERM RENTALS?

>> NO.

WE -- APOLOGIES FOR THE INTERRUPTION.

>> COURAGE: THAT'S OKAY.

>> WE'LL ALSO PUT IN THE COVENANT THAT IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT IT NOT BE.

>> COURAGE: OKAY.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN COURAGE.

THERE IS A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF ITEMS P-5 AND Z-9.

PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES.

ITEMS P-6 AND Z-10.

>> ZONING CASE Z2018139 AMENDING THE GOVERNMENT HILL NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN FROM LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL LOCATED AT 421 PIERCE AVENUE.

STAFF AND PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMEND APPROVAL.

ZONING COMMISSION REPRESENTS DENIAL DUE TO LACK OF A MOTION.

27 NOTICES MAILED, NINE IN FAVOR, 12 OPPOSED.

GOVERNMENT HILL ALLIANCE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION IS IN FAVOR.

THIS WILL REQUIRE NINE VOTES TO APPROVE, AS THE OPPOSITION EXCEEDS 20%.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY.

WHICH HAVE SEVERAL CITIZENS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK FOR THESE ITEMS AS WELL.

SO WE'LL BEGIN IN THE SAME MANNER WE DID BEFORE.

I'LL CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE COME FORWARD AND I'LL CALL THE NEXT PERSON IN LINE AS WELL, IF YOU COULD BE PREPARED TO SPEAK.

ROSE HILL? MRS. HILL WILL BE FOLLOWED BY JAMES HEATHERRINGTON.

>> AGAIN, GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS ROSE HILL, PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT HILL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

AGAIN, WE'RE IN SUPPORT OF 421 PIERCE.

I'D LIKE TO SAY FOR THE RECORD THAT I AM A LIFETIME MEMBER OF GOVERNMENT HILL.

I WAS BORN, RAISED, BAPTIZED IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD, WENT TO COLLEGE AND CAME BACK.

WANTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

TAKING ON -- TAKING ON A POSITION AS A NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION WHEN YOU DON'T GET PAID IS A TOUGH JOB BUT SOMEBODY'S GOT TO DO IT.

I -- AGAIN, WOULD LIKE TO SAY -- STATE FOR THE RECORD THAT THE GOVERNMENT HILL MASTER PLAN HAS MEDIUM DENSITY.

THE MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL INCLUDES A VARIETY OF DETACHED OR ATTACHED DWELLINGS INCLUDING

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SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, TOWNHOMES, ZERO LOT LAND CONFIGURATION, DUPLEXES, TRIPLEXES AND FOURPLEXES AND THEY SHOULD NOT EXCEED 18 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE.

THEY CAN SERVE AS BUFFERS BETWEEN LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AND MORE INTENSE LAND USES LIKE COMMERCIAL.

SO, AGAIN, I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WHEN THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN WAS DONE AND THE PEOPLE THAT DID IT, THEY DID PUT LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL, MEDIUM DENSITY AND HIGH DENSITY IN THERE.

ON COLITA, I WANT TO STATE FOR THE RECORD THAT THERE ARE AT THE CORNER OF WILLOW AND COLITA, THERE ARE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT -- I BELIEVE THREE HOUSES THAT ARE USING THE COLITA ADDRESS -- THE ALLEY.

THERE IS BETWEEN ROGERS AND SPOFFARD, THERE IS ANOTHER HOME THERE THAT IS ALSO USING THAT STREET RIGHT NOW SO -- AUDIO] -- AND I JUST WANT TO STATE FOR THE RECORD THAT WE HAVE WORKED AS A TEAM AND WE'VE TRIED VERY DILIGENTLY AND VERY HARD TO WORK WITH ALL THE NEIGHBORS, ALL THE RESIDENTS AND THE ARCHITECTS HAVE KEPT IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH US.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO CONSIDER GOOD DEVELOPMENT OR BAD DEVELOPMENT, BUT THEY HAVE BEEN IN COMMUNICATION.

AND WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEBODY THAT WANTS TO REACH ACROSS THE TABLE AND WANTS TO MEET YOU HALFWAY AND AT LEAST IS KEEPING US IN THE LOOP AND WE CAN HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE, THAT'S WHY WE'RE IN SUPPORT.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU,

>> JAMES HEATHERRINGTON.

FOLLOWED BY ROSALINDA GARCIA.

>> HELLO, AGAIN.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE.

AND, YES, I'M IN FAVOR OF PIERCE.

ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO ADD IS MAY PROGRESS CONTINUE TO MOVE ONWARD AND UPWARD.

THANK YOU.

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

ROSALINDA GARCIA.

WILLIE ROCONDO.

MARIE SAUNDERS.

GUADALUPE SAUNDERS.

JULIE ROSENFELD.

>> HELLO AGAIN.

ONCE AGAIN, I'M IN FAVOR OF THIS PROJECT AS WELL.

I THINK IT MOVES OUR NEIGHBORHOOD FORWARD.

I THINK IT MOVES OUR CITY FORWARD AND I AM THRILLED TO LIVE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT IS MOVING AHEAD WITH THE TIMES.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, MS. ROSENFELD.

JOHN DUVALL.

MR. DUVALL WILL BE FOLLOWED BY JUAN CARLOS SUAREZ.

>> HELLO.

JUST TO ECHO GREATER DIVERSITY, GREATER HOUSING OPTIONS.

AND JUST EVOLUTION OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

AS THE DEMAND FOR HOUSING RISES IN SAN ANTONIO AND FOLKS LIKE ME AND MY FRIENDS ARE MOVING TO THE URBAN CORE.

SO, THANK YOU.

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

JUAN CARLOS SUAREZ FOLLOWED BY MARIE STOUT.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR, COUNCILMEN.

I'M ONE OF THE OWNERS OF 707 MASON.

FROM WHAT I'VE HEARD HERE TODAY I'M ACTUALLY IMPRESSED.

IT'S A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD AND WHAT I SEE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR IT TO BECOME EVEN BETTER.

AND THE DEVELOPMENT -- THE THREE DEVELOPMENTS THAT I HAVE SEEN SO FAR I THINK THEY ARE ALL GOING TO ADD, SO I'M HERE TO PLACE MY SUPPORT FOR THOSE DEVELOPMENTS.

AND BASICALLY THAT'S ALL I REALLY HAVE TO SAY.

BUT I THINK YOU SHOULD MOVE AHEAD WITH THAT.

THANK YOU.

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

MARIE STOUT FOLLOWED BY STELLA ASHLEY.

>> I'M VERY FAMILIAR WITH 421 PIERCE.

IT'S DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM ME AND IT'S BEEN VACANT ABOUT 30 YEARS, LIKE 808 CARSON HAS.

AND THOSE LOTS NEED TO BE FILLED IN.

WHAT I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY PLANS, THE ARCHITECT HAS FOR THAT, BUT I BELIEVE THAT IT WILL BE THE ONE BUILDING THAT IS DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM ME WILL BE LEFT THAT WAY EXCEPT IT WILL BE MADE TO LOOK A LITTLE MORE HISTORIC.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YEAR IT WAS BUILT.

MY HOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1920 AND IT'S ON HISTORIC REGISTER.

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BUT ACROSS THE STREET AT 421 THERE WAS A VERY LARGE APARTMENT HOUSE, WHICH WAS TORN OUT MANY YEARS AGO, AND IT'S BEEN VACANT A LONG, LONG TIME.

SO I HOPE THEY WILL GO AHEAD AND PUT SOMETHING ON THAT VACANT LOT.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, MS. STOUT.

STELLA ASHLEY.

CHRIS HILL.

JOSE PADILLA.

EVA RICONDO.

ANTONIA ALDACO.

JC ALDACO.

DENISE HOMER.

>> DENISE HOMER, 821 MASON.

IN FRONT OF YOU IS A COPY OF THE PAPER YOU HAVE.

YES, I DO KNOW THAT YOU JUST TOOK A VOTE ON 808 BUT CAN YOU READ NUMBERS? THE PROPOSED DESIGN AND PROPERTY DOES NOT FIT THE LOT BY REZONING STANDARDS.

SAME THING APPLIES FOR 421 PIERCE.

YES, MY VOICE IS A LITTLE LOUD BECAUSE MR. SHAW, YOU KEEP ON SAYING YOU'RE RECOGNIZING ROSE HILL AS THE PRESIDENT.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE DEALING WITH A SITUATION WITH THE ALLIANCE.

WE CAN'T GIVE YOU ALL THE DETAILS.

ROSE HILL LIVES IN A DEVELOPER'S PROPERTY WHO LIST ON HACKBERRY.

SHE DOESN'T REPRESENT THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

SHE ACTUALLY PAID A PRIVATE DEPUTY TO MAN THE DOORS TO KEEP RESIDENTS OUT OF THE MEETING.

IS THAT BEING OPEN? NO, IT'S NOT.

WE HAVE TOO MANY ISSUES IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

IF THIS IS SUCH A PROMISING SITUATION, WHY ARE OUR GREAT STREET PARTNERS HAVING FORMS SAYING ABOUT THE INVESTMENT PEAK FOR MULTI-FAMILIES? WE ARE PART OF THAT.

THAT'S THE PROPERTY I'M TALKING ABOUT AT 825 GRAYSON.

THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE A HOME OCCUPIED BY A SINGLE-FAMILY.

IT'S FOR RENT.

IT'S NOT EVEN FULLY FINISHED YET BUT THEY'RE ADVERTISING IT FOR RENT.

IS THAT WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING? THAT IS NOT A SINGLE-FAMILY.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE A CHILD GOING UP TO A THIRD FLOOR WITH A STROLLER.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE A SENIOR CITIZEN GOING TO YOUR THIRD-FLOOR APARTMENT, TO YOUR BEDROOM.

THAT IS NOT THE LIVING STYLE THAT WE HAVE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

IT'S A SINGLE-FAMILY COMMUNITY.

CONTINUE, PLEASE.

THE EMBRIAN SAYS THEY ARE A COMMUNITY THEY ARE GOING TO BE DOING IN ALAMO HEIGHTS.

THEIR STUDY SHOWS IT'S NOT GOING TO BE SINGLE FAMILIES.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BRING STUDENTS TO SAISD THAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW FOR STUDENTS TO BE ENROLLED.

SOMEBODY IS GOING TO GIVE ME THEIR TIME.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: WHAT IS YOUR NAME, SIR?

>> [INAUDIBLE]

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: FRED.

YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES.

>> SO WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT AIRBNBS, WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT APARTMENTS, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SINGLE FAMILIES.

WE NEED HOME OWNERSHIP.

YOU HAVE AIRBNBS.

THAT'S THE HOMES THAT ARE BEING TAKEN OFF THE MARKET.

WE ARE INUNDATED RIGHT NOW BY AIRBNBS.

WE HAVE 27 HOMES LISTED IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD, NOT THE ENTIRE AREA 78208, THE HISTORIC HEART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THOSE ARE HOMES THAT COULD BE OCCUPIED BY A MOM, GRANDPARENT WITH CHILDREN, A FAMILY WITH CHILDREN GOING TO SCHOOL, EMPLOYING TEACHERS TO PAY THOSE TAXES THAT WE'RE HAVING TO GO AHEAD AND DEAL WITH RIGHT NOW.

BUT PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION IN FRONT OF YOU.

YOU'RE OWN GUIDELINES FOR ZONING.

YOU ARE APPROVING SOMETHING AND YOU'RE NOT GETTING YOUR BASIC MATH DONE.

YOU CANNOT PUT THAT TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT IN THAT AMOUNT OF SQUARE FOOTAGE ON A LOT.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND WE CAN SEE THIS IN FRONT OF US.

WE'RE LIVING IT.

THIS IS OUR LAST HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN OVER BY DEVELOPERS.

DO IT ALL THE WAY AROUND US.

YOU, THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, OWN PROPERTY ON WALTERS LEADING INTO FORT SAM.

THERE ARE TWO MAJOR DEVELOPERS THERE THAT HAVE BOUGHT UP EVERYTHING.

DEVELOP OUTSIDE OUR HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE'RE NOT AGAINST DEVELOPING.

WE HAVE SINGLE HOMES BEING BUILT RIGHT NOW IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE HAVE TWO RIGHT NOW.

WE HAVE ONE ON MASON AND, YES, WE HAVE INVESTED A LOT IN MY OWN PROPERTY.

I AM FACING, THE BACKSIDE OF MY

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HOME IS AGAINST 808.

MY HUSBAND HAS INVESTED A LOT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE KNOW WHAT WE CAN DEAL WITH.

WE WOULD RATHER BUY HOMES, FIX THEM UP, PRESERVE THEM, AND SELL THEM OR RENT THEM TO HOMES, TO FAMILIES THAT NEED THEM.

WE HAVE PLENTY OF PROPERTY OF OUR OWN IN OUR PORTFOLIO.

WE DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE ON 808.

IT'S NOT BENEFICIAL FOR THE CITY, THE HISTORICAL AREA.

JUST DO IT AROUND US, PLEASE.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, MS. HOMER.

[APPLAUSE]

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: I SKIPPED OVER, INADVERTENTLY DEANNA ORTEGA.

ARE YOU HERE STILL? ALL RIGHT.

MICHAEL HELLER.

MR. HELLER WILL BE FOLLOWED BY ANTONIA.

>> MICHAEL HELLER, 630 CARSON.

I WANT TO ONCE AGAIN EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR THE PROJECT AT 421 PIERCE.

THANK YOU.

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

ANTONIA ENFONTE.

RAUL SAUCEDO.

MR. SAUCEDO.

OKAY.

YOU'LL HAVE FOUR MINUTES.

>> ONCE AGAIN, RAUL SAUCEDA, 614 EAST CARSON.

I CURRENTLY MENTIONED 238 PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AGAINST THIS PROJECTS.

I HAVE ASKED MR. SHAW AND EVERYBODY TO PLEASE RECONSIDER YOUR VOTE ON THESE PROPERTIES.

IT'S NOT RIGHT, SIR.

THE PROPERTY, THE WAY THEY WANT TO BUILD IS NOT THE WAY THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS MADE UP OF.

THESE PROPERTIES, THEY'RE GOING TO SAY THAT THEY'RE $400,000 FOR A CONDOMINIUM.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE SELLING THOSE CONDOMINIUMS, I CAN GUARANTEE YOU THEY'RE NOT.

THEY'RE ALREADY HAVING PROBLEMS ON GRAYSON STREET.

THEY ARE RENTING THEM OUT.

THEY ARE GOING TO AMOUNT TO RENTAL PROPERTIES.

MS. STOUT GRACIOUSLY EXPLAINED TO YOU A MINUTE AGO THAT THE ARCHITECT HAS NOT GIVEN YOU PLANS, EXACT PLANS OF WHAT IS GOING TO BE BUILT ON THIS PROPERTY.

YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED PLANS FOR THIS PROPERTY.

YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN MAYBE IT MIGHT BE THIS, BUT NO DEFINITE PLANS ARE SET UP.

WE'VE GONE THROUGH THIS AT ZONING.

SHE HAS NEVER BEEN ABLE TO PUT UP PLANS.

SHE EVENTUALLY IS GOING TO COME UP WITH A PLAN THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE WHAT SHE SAID HERE TODAY.

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU THAT.

SHE'S HOODWINKING YOU ON THIS.

YOU DO NOT HAVE PLANS SHOWN TO YOU, ACTUAL PLANS SET DOWN IN STONE OF WHAT IS GOING TO BE PUT ON THESE PROPERTIES.

ASK FOR THE PLANS RIGHT NOW WHEN SHE COMES BACK UP HERE, IF SHE DOES.

ASK HER, DO YOU HAVE DEFINITE PLANS FOR THESE PROPERTIES? CAN YOU SHOW THEM TO US? BEFORE YOU DO A FINAL VOTE, ASK HER.

WHERE ARE YOUR PLANS? LET ME SEE THE PLAN YOU'RE GOING TO ACTUALLY PUT ON THIS PROPERTY.

WE DON'T CARE WHAT OTHER PROPERTIES SOMEWHERE ELSE LOOK LIKE.

WE WANT TO SEE THE PLANS YOU ARE GOING TO PUT ON THIS PROPERTY.

SHE COMES UP HERE AND SAYS, WELL, WE HAVE THESE OTHER PROPERTIES THAT LOOK LIKE THIS -- NO.

ASK HER TO SHOW YOU THE PLAN THAT IS GOING TO GO ON THAT PROPERTY! SHE SAYS SHE'S AN ARCHITECT.

GET THE PLANS.

SHE'S HAD OVER A YEAR TO DO IT.

SHE HAS NO PLANS.

SHE'S HOODWINKING YOU WITH OTHER PROPERTIES, TELLING YOU THEY'RE GOING TO LOOK LIKE THIS.

YOU DON'T KNOW THEY'RE GOING TO LOOK LIKE THAT BECAUSE ONCE YOU RECOMMEND AN OKAY ON IT, THEY'RE GOING TO PUT IN WHAT THEY WANT.

UNLESS YOU PUT SOMETHING IN THERE THAT SAYS, HEY, SHOW ME THE PROPERTY AND WE'LL OKAY YOUR PROPERTY.

IN THE MEANTIME, YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE PLANS FOR THIS PROPERTY.

YOU CANNOT BE VOTING ON SOMETHING YOU HAVEN'T SEEN.

ALL THEY HAVE DONE IS THROW A BUNCH OF THINGS UP IN THE AIR HOODWINKING YOU WITH IT.

PLEASE, ASK HER.

TELL HER.

GIVE ME THE PLANS.

SHOW US THE PLANS.

YOU HAVE VOTED A WHILE AGO ON SOMETHING YOU HAVEN'T SEEN.

DON'T DO IT AGAIN.

I HAVE JUST EXPLAINED TO YOU THE BASIC FACT THERE IS NO PLANS.

HOW CAN YOU BE VOTING ON SOMETHING THAT HASN'T BEEN WRITTEN UP YET? COULDN'T HAVE VOTED ON THE CONSTITUTION THAT WAY.

SO HOW CAN YOU DO THIS WITH A

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PIECE OF PROPERTY? SAY, OKAY, YOU GOT IT.

DO IT.

YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE PLAN.

TELL HER I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU SIX MONTHS TO COME AND SHOW ME THE PLAN, THE ACTUAL PLAN, WHAT'S GOING TO GO ON THIS PROPERTY.

DON'T TELL ME WHAT YOU'VE SEEN SOMEWHERE ELSE, WHAT IT MIGHT LOOK LIKE.

I WANT TO SEE WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE.

DON'T BE VOTING ON THINGS THAT MIGHT BE.

VOTE ON THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BE.

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

>> THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: GILBERT MARIA FOLLOWED BY JOANN MARIA.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, ONCE AGAIN.

I WILL ONCE AGAIN REMIND YOU THAT THE SAN ANTONIO TOMORROW IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIC PLAN NOW IN EFFECT, ITS PURPOSE IS THAT SAN ANTONIO GROW IN A SUBSTANTIVE EQUITABLE WAY WHILE MINIMIZING IMPACT ON EXISTING NEIGHBORHOODS.

IF SOME OF YOU KNOW ABOUT EAST AUSTIN CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN, YOU KNOW THE HORROR OF WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

LASTLY I WOULD SAY ULTIMATELY THIS ISSUE RESTS ON THE IDEA OF WHERE WILL THE PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THE POOR PEOPLE, THE COMMON PEOPLE LIVE IN SAN ANTONIO IN THE YEAR 2040? THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE]

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

JOANN MARIO.

>> MY NAME IS JOANN MARIO.

I AM A FORMER BOARD MEMBER OF THE GOVERNMENT HILL ALLIANCE.

I GREW UP ON A RANCH IN NORTH TEXAS AND I JUST SEE THIS WHOLE THING AS MY DAD AND BROTHERS, WE WOULD CHECK THE FENCE LINE TO BE SURE THAT ALL THE FENCES WERE UP SO THAT WE WOULDN'T LOSE THE CATTLE.

SO THAT'S KIND OF HOW I FEEL ABOUT THE ST. ST.

PATRICK'S/GOVERNMENT HILL AREA IS WE ARE PROTECTING OUR FENCE LINE AGAINST THE DEVELOPERS SO THAT WE CAN HAVE MORE SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, MS. MARIO.

JACOB GOLDSTEIN.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S EVERYONE WHO SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.

COUNCILMAN SHAW.

>> SHAW: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

CAN WE HAVE CITY STAFF TO THE PODIUM, PLEASE? JUST TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE MADE DURING THE CITIZENS' COMMENTS.

REGARDING SITE PLANS.

WILL THIS TYPE OF ZONING CHANGE? ARE SITE PLANS REQUIRED?

>> SO WITH THIS ONE THERE WILL NOT BE A SITE PLAN.

HOWEVER, I DO UNDERSTAND THAT THE APPLICANT WITHIN THEIR APPLICATION IS PROPOSING THE THREE TOWNHOMES, ONE SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING WITH AN ACCESSORY DWELLING.

>> SHAW: DOES THE APPLICANT HAVE A DIFFERENT PRESENTATION? CAN WE HAVE THE APPLICANT TO THE PODIUM, PLEASE, FOR A BRIEF PRESENTATION ON THIS DEVELOPMENT?

>> THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN.

THIS IS MY FIRST CITY COUNCIL PRESENTATION, SO I DID NOT KNOW I NEEDED TO -- WELL, I WAS TOLD AND THEN I FORGOT AT THE LAST MINUTE.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE FLOOR.

SO MY NAME IS PEGGY BRUMHALL AND FOR THIS PRESENTATION I WILL TELL YOU WHAT IS DIFFERENT FROM THE ONE THAT YOU JUST HEARD.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT IS THAT THIS IS AN L-SHAPED PROPERTY, MEANING THERE IS MORE AREA IN THE PROPERTY.

BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD SUCCESS WITH THE DESIGN OF 808 EAST CARSON, WE SCREENED THIS PROPERTY WITH THE HDRC COMMITTEE AND THEIR RESPONSE WAS THAT IF WE KEEP THE RATIO THE SAME AND WE DO SOMETHING THAT IS SIMILAR BUT WE ADDRESS THE SIGNIFICANT -- THE HISTORICALLY-SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY THAT IS ACROSS THE STREET FROM US.

IN OTHER WORDS, DO SOMETHING A LITTLE SPECIAL FOR THAT, THAT EVERYTHING WOULD BE FINE.

SO THAT IS WHAT WE DECIDED TO DO.

AND FOR THIS CASE WE SUBMITTED A SITE PLAN THAT SHOWS A SIMILAR BUT NOT EXACT LAYOUT WITH THE

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SAME RATIO, THE SAME PERMEABLE PAVEMENT, THE SAME MATERIALS OF DESIGN, THE SAME HEIGHT AND WIDTH RESTRICTIONS WE ARE NOW FAMILIAR WITH.

AND THE SAME GOES FOR THE CARRIAGE HOUSE THAT IS ON THE COLITA SIDE.

WE ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT HILL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AS WELL AS THE S.A.

TOMORROW PLAN.

THIS PROPERTY STARTED IN -- WELL, WE CAUGHT EYE OF THIS PROPERTY IN MARCH AND WE BEGAN OUR DISCUSSIONS WITH THEM IN MARCH.

SO IT'S A LITTLE YOUNGER.

IT DOESN'T GO AS FAR BACK AS NOVEMBER, BUT ALL THE SAME WE HAVE RECEIVED APPROVAL OR THE MAJORITY OF VOTES IN FAVOR.

THE MOTION AT THE ZONING HEARING DID NOT PASS, EVEN THOUGH WE HAD A 5-4 IN FAVOR, BECAUSE TWO COMMISSIONERS WERE ABSENT THAT DAY.

OUR CONSIDERATIONS FOR THIS ONE IS A LITTLE BIT MORE FUN.

SO, ON THIS SIDE OF COLITA WE'VE HAD A LOT OF INTEREST FROM OUR NEIGHBORS TO COME TOGETHER AND PITCH IN AND REALLY MAKE THE COLITA STREET A BIT MORE INHABITABLE AND APPEALING AND TRAFFIC-FRIENDLY.

SO IN THE FUTURE WE ARE GOING TO PROPOSE TO MRS. HILL IF WE COULD BE ON THEIR AGENDA SO WE CAN START A COMMITTEE ON HOW TO IMPROVE COLITA STREET.

THERE IS AN EXISTING STRUCTURE ON THIS LOT AND WE WILL PRESERVE IT AND BRING IT DOWN FROM TWO STUDIOS TO ONE FAMILY HOME.

I DO WANT TO REITERATE THAT THESE HOMES ARE FOR SALE.

THANK YOU.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

>> SHAW: THANK YOU.

CAN I SEE CITY STAFF BACK TO THE PODIUM, PLEASE? SO WHEN LOOKING AT THIS PROJECT, MS. HOMER SUGGESTED THAT THE NUMBERS DON'T FIT.

CAN YOU KIND OF EXPAND OR CAN YOU KIND OF ADDRESS THAT ISSUE?

>> SO WITH THIS RM-4 PROPOSED ZONING THEY ARE ALLOWED TO DO FOUR UNITS ON A 4,000 SQUARE FOOT LOT.

AND WITH THAT -- WITH WHAT THEY ARE PROPOSING, THEY WOULD BE IN COMPLIANCE.

>> SHAW: IS IT A RANGE OF SQUARE FOOT? OR IS IT AN EXACT AMOUNT?

>> THAT'S THE MINIMUM SQUARE FOOT.

>> SHAW: AND THEN IN TERMS OF -- AND THIS MAY BE GOING A LITTLE OUTSIDE OF THE PURVIEW OF ZONING, BUT IN TERMS OF RENTAL OR FOR PURCHASE, IS THAT TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN WE ARE ANALYZING A ZONING REQUEST?

>> NO, SIR.

>> SHAW: CAN WE DO THAT?

>> NO, SIR.

>> SHAW: OKAY.

AND, ONCE AGAIN, IS IT FROM Y'ALL'S ANALYSIS OF THIS CASE A COMPARISON WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, IS IT CONSISTENT WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN?

>> WITH THE PROPOSED PLAN AMENDMENT, YES, SIR, IT WOULD BE.

THE MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL.

>> SHAW: THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT CASE.

I HAVE BEEN ON TOP OF THIS CASE FOR MANY MONTHS NOW WORKING WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AS WELL AS THE STAFF.

I UNDERSTAND BOTH CONCERNS.

WE HAVE THE ISSUE OF VACANT LOTS.

THIS DOES NOT FALL INTO THAT ISSUE BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF HOMES THAT NEED HELP.

SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, I MOTION TO APPROVE P-6 AND Z-10.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD OFFICE HAS CONTINUED TO BE REACHED OUT TO IN SUPPORT OF -- OH, I'M SORRY.

THE 5-4 VOTE.

WHY WAS IT NOT A PASSAGE? WHY WAS IT NOT APPROVED?

>> THE DENIAL IS MOVING FORWARD BECAUSE THERE WAS A LACK OF EMOTION.

SO BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT GET A CONSENSUS ON THE APPROVAL, IT MOVED FORWARD AS A LACK OF A MOTION.

I'M SORRY.

YOU NEED SIX COMMISSIONERS TO APPROVE.

>> SHAW: WE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH COMMISSIONERS THERE?

>> YES, SIR.

>> SHAW: MOVING FORWARD WITH THAT I MOTION TO APPROVE P-6 AND Z-10.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF ITEMS P-6 AND Z-10.

WE DO HAVE ONE QUESTION.

COUNCILMAN COURAGE.

>> COURAGE: I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THE APPLICANT AGAIN.

WHEN THIS IS FINISHED THERE WILL BE FOUR RESIDENTIAL UNITS THERE.

IS THAT CORRECT?

>> FOUR NEW AND THEN THE EXISTING STRUCTURE WILL BE RESTORED AND BROUGHT DOWN TO ONE.

SO FIVE TOTAL.

>> COURAGE: THERE WILL BE FIVE UNITS ON THE PROPERTY.

WILL ANY OF THESE BE USED AS NON-OWNER OCCUPIED TYPE TWO RENTALS? SHORT-TERM RENTALS?

>> AS IN THE OTHER, WE WILL INCLUDE IN THE COVENANT -- I ALMOST SAID CONVENT -- THAT WE RECOMMEND IT NOT BE.

>> COURAGE: CAN'T YOU JUST SAY IN THE COVENANT THAT YOU WILL

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NOT USE IT FOR SHORT-TERM RENTALS.

>> WE WANT TO SELL TO FAMILIES OR YOUNG COUPLES WHO ARE RELOCATING THERE BECAUSE OF THE JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN DOWNTOWN.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN COURAGE.

COUNCILWOMAN SANDOVAL.

>> SANDOVAL: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

PEGGY, JUST ONE QUICK QUESTION.

SO THERE WILL BE FOUR UNITS AND THEN THE HOME ON THE PROPERTY.

AND THEY'RE FOR SALE, ALL OF THE UNITS?

>> YES.

>> SANDOVAL: SO HOW WILL THAT WORK IF THEY ARE ALL ON THE SAME PARCEL?

>> SO WHAT THAT IS CALLED IS A LAND CONDO.

AND THAT'S WHERE IT GETS A LITTLE COMPLICATED.

BECAUSE YOU WILL OWN YOUR HOME, ALL FOUR WALLS, THE PIECE OF THE FOUNDATION ALL THE WAY UP TO THE ROOF.

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE LAND, YOU WILL OWN A SHARE OF IT.

AND TECHNICALLY THE LAND PORTION IS CALLED LAND CONDO, BUT THE COMMON WAY TO DESCRIBE IT IS TOWNHOMES, BECAUSE ALL TOWNHOMES HAVE THAT TYPE OF CONTRACT.

>> SANDOVAL: ALL RIGHT.

GREAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE CLARIFICATION.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, COUNCILWOMAN SANDOVAL.

ALL RIGHT.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF ITEMS P-6 AND Z-10.

>> MR. MAYOR, I NEED TO MAKE A CLARIFICATION.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: GO AHEAD.

>> MY NOTES HAVE A TYPO.

WHAT WAS ADVERTISED IS CORRECT.

SO IT IS ACTUALLY GOING FROM R-6 TO RM-5.

MY NOTES HAD A TYPO, BUT EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN POSTED IS CORRECT.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: IT'S CORRECT ON ALL THE PUBLIC NOTIFICATIONS?

>> YES, SIR.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: ALL RIGHT.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF P-6 AND Z-10.

PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES.

ALL RIGHT.

ITEMS P-7 AND Z-11.

>> 18064 AND Z2018210 AMENDING THE EASTERN TRIANGLE COMMUNITY PLAN FROM LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO HIGH DENSITY I CAN MIXED USE.

LOCATED AT 502 PECAN VALLEY DRIVE .

STAFF AND PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMEND APPROVAL, ZONING COMMISSION RECOMMENDS DENIAL.

FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND THE APPLICANT WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN AMENDMENT AT THE PODIUM.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: ALL RIGHT.

IF YOU CAN PLEASE KEEP YOUR VOICES DOWN AS YOU EXIT THE CHAMBERS, SO WE'LL CONTINUE WITH OUR SESSION.

THE APPLICANT HAS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.

SUEVY QUERUM.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON.

I'M THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY.

I REQUEST TO AMEND MY APPLICATION TO A REQUEST FOR C-1.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: ALL RIGHT.

SAY AGAIN, SIR.

>> EXCUSE ME?

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: COULD YOU REPEAT THAT, PLEASE?

>> I REQUEST TO AMEND MY APPLICATION TO REQUEST FOR A C-1.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: OKAY.

COUNCILMAN TREVINO.

>> TREVINO: THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND THANK YOU TO THE APPLICANT.

I MOTION TO APPROVE P-7 AND Z-11 AS AMENDED BY THE APPLICANT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR APPROVAL OF ITEMS P-7 AND Z-11 AS AMENDED.

PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES.

ALL RIGHT.

ITEM Z-20.

>> Z2018223 FROM R-4 TO R-4 S LOCATED AT 6824 MODEL DRIVE.

STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.

ZONING COMMISSION RECOMMENDS DENIAL.

44 NOTICES MAILED, ZERO IN FAVOR, 12 OPPOSED .

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: COUNCILWOMAN VIAGRAN.

OH, I'M SORRY.

THERE ARE A FEW CITIZENS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM.

EVA RENDON.

EVA RENDON.

OKAY.

MS. RENDON, YOU ARE FOLLOWED BY EDWARD FERNANDEZ.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS EVA RENDON AND I LIVE AT 2951 JASPER AND WE HAVE BEEN RESIDENTS THERE FOR OVER 28 YEARS.

MS. REBECCA VIAGRAN, YOU ARE OUR CITY COUNCIL PERSON.

WE ARE HERE TODAY TO OPPOSE THE REZONING CASE ON MODEL DRIVE.

WE WANT TO KEEP OUR NEIGHBORHOOD A RESIDENTIAL ONE.

MODEL DRIVE IS A VERY NARROW

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STREET AND IT'S ALSO A DEAD-END STREET WITH NO SIDEWALKS.

WE ALREADY HAVE PLENTY OF CONGESTION ON MODEL DRIVE DUE TO AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

LAST YEAR THEY HAD A TOTAL OF 600 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THAT SCHOOL.

AND FOSTER ELEMENTARY HAS VERY LITTLE TO NO PARKING FOR THE PARENTS.

FOR THOSE PARENTS THAT ARE DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP THEIR CHILDREN.

SO WHAT THEY DO IS THEY PARK ALONGSIDE UTOPIA STREET, UP MODEL STREET, DOWN JASPER, ENZA TRYING TO MAKE WAY TO THE SCHOOL.

AT TIMES MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE BUSES AND DAY CARE ADVANCE TO MAKE TURNS BECAUSE THE VEHICLES ARE PARKED ALONGSIDE THE STREET.

WE ALSO HAVE STUDENTS THAT WALK DOWN MODEL STREET AND HAVE TO WALK ON THE RESIDENTS' PROPERTIES IN ORDER TO AVOID GETTING HIT.

MANY OF OUR ELDERLY RESIDENTS ALSO HAVE TO MAKE THEIR DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS BEFORE 3:00 BECAUSE IT GETS SO CONGESTED AFTER 3:00.

MANY CARS PARKED ALONGSIDE THE STREET.

WE ALSO HAVE THE SCHOOL THAT HAVE THE TRACK TEAM THAT RUN AND PRACTICE UP AND DOWN MODEL STREET.

WE ALSO ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT, MS. REBECCA VIAGRAN.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR NIRENBERG: THANK YOU, MS. RENDON.

EDWARD FERNANDEZ.

MR. FERNANDEZ WILL BE FOLLOWED BY CYNTHIA PUENTE.

>> MY NAME IS EDWARD FERNANDEZ.

I'M HERE TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD ARE ALL AGAINST THE REZONING.

I'VE GOT A COPY OF THE PEOPLE THAT MADE THE SIGNATURES.

I DON'T KNOW WHO TO TURN IT INTO BUT IT'S GOT -- IT'S UP TO Y'ALL TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.

I JUST DON'T SEE WHY THE CITY GETS INVOLVED.

IF PEOPLE WANT TO BUILD A DAY CARE CENTER [INDISCERNIBLE].

AT THE END THE CITY IS THE ONE THAT COLLECTS MORE TAXES.

SO I DON'T SEE NO POINT IN THE CITY GETTING INVOLVED.

THANK YOU.

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

THE CITY CLERK WILL TAKE THOSE SIGNATURES FROM YOU, FOR THE RECORD.

THANK YOU, MR. FERNANDEZ.

CYNTHIA PUENTE.

MS. PUENTE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY WILLIAM ELLINGTON.

>> I ACTUALLY HAD A REPRESENTATIVE, MR. ELLINGTON.

I BELIEVE HE'S NOT GOING TO BE HERE.

MY NAME IS CYNTHIA PUENTE.

I DO OWN THE PROPERTY.

OUR INTENTION WAS NOT TO TEAR THAT PROPERTY DOWN AND REBUILD IT.

WE JUST WANTED TO USE THE EXISTING BUILDING SPECIFICALLY FOR A DAY CARE.

I DO UNDERSTAND THERE'S BEEN SOME OPPOSITION.

I DIDN'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH THOSE PEOPLE.

MY REPRESENTATIVE MISLED ME BY INDICATING THAT NO ONE WAS AGAINST IT, AND WE DIDN'T FIND OUT UNTIL A WEEK AGO THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL PEOPLE THAT ARE AGAINST IT.

WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.

I DO HAVE A DAY CARE ON HOT WELLS.

WE ACTUALLY DO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT AS FAR AS THERE BEING A LOT OF TRAFFIC THERE BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY HAVE A DAY CARE VAN THAT PICKS UP AT THAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

IF WE WERE THERE, WE PROBABLY WOULD JUST SEND A STAFF TO WALK OVER THERE