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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

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>> MAYOR: WE WILL START OUR EVENING OFF WITH OUR

[5A. Hear presentation for Comprehensive Monthly Financial Report (CMFR) for the period ending March 31, 2020.]

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS. WE ARE GOING TO HEAR A PRESENTATION OF OUR COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING MARCH 31, 2020.

WENDY, WELCOME. >> HI.

GOOD EVENING, COUNCIL. LAURA, CAN YOU PULL UP THE PRESENTATION PLEASE? TONIGHT'S FINANCIAL REPORT IS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING MARCH 31, 2020, WHICH IS THE SECOND QUARTER OF THE FISCAL YEAR. AND AS YOU ALL NOTICED THROUGHOUT TONIGHT'S PRESENTATION, MARCH CONTINUED TO HOLD A STRONG FINANCIAL POSITION FOR THE CITY.

AS WE HAVE MOVED INTO THE PANDEMIC PHASE WE EXPECT TO START BEING DECLINE IN APRIL THAT WILL BE APPARENT IN THE MONTHS TO COME. AND WE WILL BE BRINGING THOSE UPDATES TO YOU IN OUR NEXT QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT AT THE MINIMUM. AS THE CITY MANAGER PRESENTED AT THE APRIL 13TH COUNCIL MEETING WE'RE ANTICIPATING THE UPCOMING PANDEMIC RELATED SHORTFALLS. WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED A SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR OUTCOMES AS THEY OCCUR AND THEN WE'LL BRING ALTERNATE STRATEGIES AND UPDATES TO COUNCIL AS NECESSARY.

AS FOR THE MARCH QUARTER END ON A BUDGETARY BASIS THE CITY HAS YEAR-TO-DATE REVENUES OF 72.3 MILLION.

THIS IS 2.1 MILLION OR 3 PERCENT MORE THAN FORECASTED AND IS PRIMARILY DRIVEN BY INCREASED PROPERTY TAX AND UTILITY SALES.

THE CITY HAS YEAR-TO-DATE EXPENSES OF $56.3 MILLION WHICH IS $544,000 OR ONE PERCENT LESS THAN FORECAST A AND THIS IS PRIMARILY DRIVEN BY SAVINGS IN CONTRACT SERVICES AND WASTE WATER TREATMENT. PROPERTY TAXES REPRESENT OVER 50 PERCENT OF THE GENERAL FUND. REVENUE BUDGET AND ARE COLLECTED PRIMARILY IN DECEMBER AND IN JANUARY AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE CHART. AND THE CITY COLLECTED $9.4 MILLION IN JEBUSITES PROPERTY FUND TAX REVENUE DURING THE SECOND QUARTER. YEAR-TO-DATE PROPERTY TAX REVENUES ARE 1.1 PERCENT ABOVE FORECAST.

SALES TAXES ARE COLLECTED BY THE STATE COMP TROLLER AND REPRESENT ALMOST 20 PERCENT OF THE GENERAL FUND REVENUES.

THE CITY COLLECTED $1 MILLION IN THE SECOND QUARTER WITH YEAR-TO-DATE REVENUE SLIGHTLY ABOVE FORECAST BY $27,000.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. WATER REVENUES REPRESENT ALMOST 60 PERCENT OF OUR UTILITY FUND REVENUE BUDGET.

IN THE SECOND QUARTER THE CITY EARNED $3.5 MILLION IN WATER REVENUES. YEAR-TO-DATE WATER REVENUES ARE $220,000 THREE PERCENT MORE THAN FORECAST AND THIS IS PRIMARILY DUE TO THE LOW PRECIPITATION DURING OCTOBER WHICH WAS THE FIRST MONTH OF OUR FISCAL YEAR. SEWER REVENUES REPRESENT ALMOST 40 PERCENT OF OUR UTILITY FUND REVENUE BUDGET.

AND TYPICALLY ARE IN LINE WITH WATER REVENUES.

THE CITY EARNED $3 MILLION IN SEWER FEES IN THE SECOND QUARTER WITH YEAR-TO-DATE REVENUE AT $127,000 OR JUST 2 PERCENT ABOVE FORECAST. OVERALL ON A BUDGETARY BASIS THE YEAR-TO-DATE GENERAL FUND REVENUES ARE $768,000 ABOVE FORECAST FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR PRIMARILY DUE TO INCREASED PROPERTY TAX AND FINE AND FOR FIT TOUR REVENUES.

EXPENSES ARE 610,000 BELOW. SUPPLY PURCHASES AND CONTRACTUAL SERVICES. AND IN THE WATER AND SEWER FUND, YEAR-TO-DATE REVENUES ARE $455,000 MORE THAN FORECAT AT A LOW PRECIPITATION AS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FISCAL YEAR. AND EXPENSES ARE $359,000 BELOW

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FORECASTS PRIMARILY DUE ALSO TIMING AND SAVINGS AND CONTRACT SERVICES AND PURCHASE SUPPLIES AND WASTE WATER TREATMENT ESTIMATES FOR THE YEAR. ANOTHER FISCAL YEAR BUDGETED FUNDS THE DEBT SERVICE, DRAINAGE, REF USE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE GOLF COURSE FUNDS ALL MET OR EXCEEDED BUDGET REVENUES AND WERE WITHIN BUDGET EXPENSES.

AND EXPENSES EXCEEDED BUDGET IN THE EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS FUND. HOWEVER, WE DO EXPECT STOP LOSS REIMBURSEMENTS TO COVER MOST OF THIS OVERAGE THAT WE HAVE INCURRED SO FAR TO DATE. THIS CONCLUDES TONIGHT'S PRESENTATION AND I AM HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU

MIGHT HAVE. >> MAYOR: THANK YOU, WENDY.

I KEEP MUTING MYSELF. COUNCIL, ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? CERTAINLY, YOU KNOW, WE'LL SEE A DIFFERENT PICTURE THE NEXT TIME WE REVIEW.

I WOULD SUGGEST, BRIAN AND WENDY, INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR A QUARTER REVIEW WE PROBABLY SHOULD DO IT MONTHLY FOR A COUPLE MONTHS. I THINK WE NEED TO GET MORE

REALTIME UPDATED ON THAT. >> WE CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT.

>> MAYOR: THANK YOU. COUNCIL, ANYTHING ELSE? OKAY. THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS

[5B. Recognition of COVID-related extraordinary contributions.]

5B RECOGNITION OF COVID RELATED EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS.

LAST WEEK WE RECOGNIZED FIRST RESPONDERS, HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND OUR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS.

TODAY I'M GOING TO READ A RECOGNITION OF TEACHERS, ED CA OATHS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS. DURING THIS COVID EVENT WE WANT TO TAKE THE TIME DURING OUR WEEKLY MEETINGS TO RECOGNIZE THOSE GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE MADE EXTRA ORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COMMUNITY. .

IT IS ONLY FITTING THAT DURING THIS WEEK, MAY 4-8, NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK, THAT WE RECOGNIZE OUR TEACHERS, EDUCATORS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS WHO HAVE HAD TO SWITCH GEARS AND TURN ON A DIME IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE VERY BEST FOR OUR SCHOOLCHILDREN. TEACHERS CHANGE THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF CHILDREN EVERY DAY. THEIR IMMENSE WORK AND IMPACT MOVES US BEYOND WORDS. WITH THE ABRUPT END TO THE PHYSICAL SCHOOL YEAR OUR TEACHERS HAVE DONE EVEN MORE TO CONTINUE EDUCATION WITH VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS AND LEARNING AT HOME LESSONS. ALL TOO ENSURE EVERY STUDENT HAS THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

SCHOOL DISTRICT STAFF MEMBERS HAVE HAD TO QUICKLY DEVELOP AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT WAY TO DELIVER THEIR CURRICULUM.

THEY OUTFITTED THEIR TEACHERS, STAFF AND STUDENTS TO FINISH OUT THE SCHOOL YEAR OFF CAMPUS. SCHOOLS HAVE PROVIDED BREAKFASTS AND LUNCHES THROUGH PARKING LOT PICKUP FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN.

IT IS IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES THAT WE TRULY RECOGNIZE AND APPRECIATE HOW OUR NATION'S EDUCATORS PLAY SUCH A PIVOTAL ROLE IN OUR CHILDREN'S LIVES. INSPIRING A LIFELONG LOVE OF LEARNING AND DISCOVERY AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR WELLBEING AND LONG TERM SUCCESS. ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE RESIDENTS WE SERVE, THANK YOU.

STAY SAFE. AND TOGETHER WE WILL STAY STRONG. AND THANK YOU LAURA AGAIN FOR WRITING THAT WONDERFUL TRIBUTE TO OUR EDUCATORS AND OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS. SO THE NEXT ITEM IS ON THE

[5C. Update from the City Council and Management: Financial Position, Major Projects, Operational Issues, Upcoming Dates of Interest and Items of Community Interest.]

AGENDA IS 5C, UPDATE FROM THE CITY COUNCIL AND MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL POSITION, MAJOR PROJECTS, OPERATIONAL ISSUES, UPCOMING DATES OF INTEREST AND ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST.

COUNCIL, DO YOU HAVE ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS.

MARTHA, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO TALK ABOUT NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER IF

YOU WOULD. >> COUNCILMEMBER: THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER IS THIS COMING THURSDAY, MAY 7TH.

AND THE CHURCHES AND PASTORS AND LEADERS IN OUR CITY HAVE PUT TOGETHER A REMOTE BROADCAST FOR THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAY.

ORDINARILY WE HAVE A PRAYER BREAKFAST HOSTED BY THE LEADERSHIP CLASS AND ALUMNI ALONG WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. BUT WE'RE DOING IT A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY THIS YEAR. BECAUSE OF THE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS. AND SO IT WILL BE BROADCAST FROM 7 TO 8:00 THIS COMING THURSDAY EVENING AND WE HOPE THAT EVERYONE WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN US ON FACEBOOK LIVE.

IT WILL BE RECORDED SO THAT YOU CAN REPLAY IT REMOTELY IF YOU CAN'T JOIN US AT THAT TIME. BUT WE HAVE PASTORS FROM SEVERAL OF THE CHURCHES IN OUR CITY AND JUST COMMUNITY LEADERS TO COME

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AND PRAY FOR OUR CITY. PRAY OR OUR CITIZENS. PRAY FOR OUR NATION. THEN THERE WILL ALSO BE A PAGE OF RESOURCES THAT WILL PROVIDE NUMBERS AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP, WHETHER IT BE PRACTICAL HELP, SPIRITUAL HELP, ALONG THOSE LINES.

AND ALSO BECAUSE WE'RE DOING A FACEBOOK LIVE BROADCAST, WE WILL TAKE REQUESTS IN THE COMMENT SECTION.

THERE WILL BE PEOPLE ON HAND TO PRAY FOR THOSE.

AND THEN FOR ONE HOUR AFTER THE BROADCAST, ON THAT RESOURCE BAKE THERE WILL BE NUMBERS THAT PEOPLE CAN CALL IF THEY WANT INDIVIDUAL PRAYERS. SO, REALLY EXCITED TO BE DOING IT THIS WAY THIS YEAR. IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT BUT IT'S GOING TO BE REALLY GREAT AND WE HOPE THAT EVERYONE WILL

JOIN US. >> MAYOR: THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD HARD WORK ON THIS. IT'S NOT A CITY SPONSORED EVENT.

THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF A COMMUNITY EVENT.

AND MARTHA HOW DO THEY FIND THAT FACEBOOK LIVE ON THURSDAY

EVENING? >> COUNCILMEMBER: SO, THAT WILL BE BROADCAST BY 19 MINISTRIES. AND SO THEY CAN GO TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE. IT WILL BE LIVE THERE.

IT'S POSSIBLE THAT SOME OF THE CHURCHES WILL BE REBROADCASTING THAT. BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY OF THEM INVOLVED. BUT THE 19 MINISTRIES'S FACEBOOK PAGE WILL BE BROADCASTING THAT LIVE.

>> MAYOR: OKAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

COUNCIL, OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS? ALL RIGHT.

SEEING NONE, WE'LL MOVE TO OUR CITIZENS INPUT SECTION.

AND LAURA HAS INFORMED ME THERE WERE NO CITIZEN COMMENTS PROVIDED PRIOR TO THE MEETING. SO WE WILL MOVE TO OUR CONSENT

[7. CONSENT AGENDA]

AGENDA. AND LET ME JUST-- I DON'T SEE ANY EXTERNAL FOLKS ON THE CALL. SO--

>> MAYOR, THERE'S ONE. >> MAYOR: THERE IS ONE? WHO IS THAT? I WOULD SEE A PHONE NUMBER.

CALLER WITH THE 2147 NUMBER DO YOU HAVE A COMMENT FOR PUBLIC

COMMENTS? >> I'M JUST HERE IN CASE THERE'S

ANY QUESTIONS. >> THANK YOU, BARRY.

>> MAYOR: THAT'S NOT WHAT I WAS GOING TO ASK LAURA BUT I APPRECIATE IT. HOW DO I NOT SEE THAT PHONE NUMBER? THAT'S WEIRD.

OKAY. I WAS GOING TO SEE IF ANYBODY WANTED ANYTHING REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA.

BARRY, DO YOU WANT ANYTHING REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA?

>> COUNCILMEMBER: NO. >> MAYOR: COUNCIL DID NOT REMOVE ANYTHING SO LAURA IF YOU WOULD READ THOSE ITEMS INTO THE RECORD

PLEASE. >> SURE.

AS SOON AS I FIGURE OUT ALL THE BUTTONS.

I'VE GOT IT. THANK YOU.

APPROVING MINUTES. 7B, CONSIDER CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SANITARY SEWER LINE.

7C, CONSIDER CONTRACT FOR A LEASE PURCHASE FINANCING.

7D, CONSIDER PURCHASE FOR REPLACEMENT PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR FOR EACH FIREFIGHTER. 7E, CONSIDER RESOLUTION TO PURCHASE REPLACEMENT AMBULANCES. 7F CONSIDER A RESOLUTION TO DENY APPLICATION TO INCREASE DISTRIBUTION RATES.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE ITEMS AS

READ. >> COUNCILMEMBER: SECOND.

>> MAYOR: COUNCIL, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THOSE ITEMS PASS 7-0. THE NEXT ITEM WE WILL CONSIDER

[8A. Conduct a public hearing and act on a request by LG Lakeview, LLC for a Major Warrant at the property located at the southwest corner of Lakeview Parkway and President George Bush Turnpike Frontage Road related to an awning sign.]

IS ITEM 8A WHICH IS CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND ACT ON A REQUEST BY LG LAKEVIEW LLC FOR A MAJOR WARRANT AT THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LAKEVIEW PARKWAY AND PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH TURNPIKE FRONTAGE ROAD RELATED TO AN AWNING SIGN. EVERYBODY REMIND ME IF I FORGET IT IS A PUBLIC HEARING. SO, WHO IS THIS?

>> IT'S MANNOL. >> THANK YOU, COUNCIL.

THE APPLICANT IS PRESENT TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY. LAURA IF YOU WOULD PLEASE HELP AND THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE CAN DIVE STRAIGHT ON TO--

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THANK YOU. >> MAYOR: MAY I SAY WHAT A GREAT JOB LAURA HAS BEEN DOING ON THESE VIRTUAL

>> ABSOLUTELY. >> MAYOR: THIS IS TOUGH AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING.

SORRY MA KNOLL. >> THANK YOU MAYOR BUT I CAN'T GO ON WITHOUT SAYING THANK YOU ON OUR IT T. STAFF AND DREW BEHIND THE CURTAIN. WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT ALL OF

THEM. >> MAYOR: AGREE.

>> BUT THANK YOU. >> MAYOR: NOW GET THE PRESENTATION BACK UP.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR US LATELY, LAURA REFLECTED IN THAT RED BOX ON YOUR SCREEN AND FOR THE VIEWING AUDIENCE THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING A MAJOR WARRANT TO INCREASE THE ALLOWABLE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF SIGNAGE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT THERE. THE PROPERTY IS DEVELOPED WITH A RETAIL STRIP CENTER. IT'S ADJACENT OFF LAKEVIEW PARKWAY AND, OF COURSE, ADJACENT TO THE SERVICE ROAD.

IT IS ZONED IN THE FORM BASE CODE.

IT IS URBAN VILLAGE DISTRICT. IT'S COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE SHOPS AT LAKEVIEW AND ALREADY HAS SOME TENANTS IN THERE.

JUST BY WAY OF HISTORY. THIS DID COME BEFORE THE PNZ SOMETIME BACK PRIOR TO US RUNNING INTO THE PANDEMIC.

THE APPLICANT WAS AMENABLE TO WAITING A LITTLE BIT TO SEE WHERE WE WOULD HEAD. THAT BEING SAID, AND WITH RECENT ACTIVITY THAT WE'VE SEEN AS IT RELATES TO GOVERNOR'S ORDERS AND WHAT HAVE YOU THE APPLICANT IS READY TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE SIGN VARIANCE. THE FORM-BASED CODE HAS A REQUIREMENT THAT SAYS THAT SIGNS ON AWNINGS CANNOT EXCEED TEN SQUARE FEET IN AREA. AND THEY HAVE TO BE LOCATED ON THE FACE OR SURFACE OF THE AWNING AND CANNOT PROJECT ABOVE IT. SO THAT MEANS THEY CANNOT BE PLACED ON TOP OF IT. AND EXAMPLES OF WHAT THAT MEANS IS REFLECTED IN THOSE PICTURES ON THE SCREEN THAT YOU SEE.

THOSE ARE YOUR TRADITIONAL TYPICAL AWNINGS THAT YOU SEE CANOPY STYLE. THE APPLICANT IS HOWEVER BASED ON THE DESIGN OF THEIR BUILDING REQUESTING A MAJOR WARRANT TO INCREASE THEIR PERMISSIBLE SIGN FROM TEN SQUARE FEET TO 30 SQUARE FEET. AS PART OF THAT MAJOR WARRANT VARIANCE REQUEST FOR DEVIATION THEY ARE REQUESTING THAT THE SIGN BE ALLOWED ON TOP OF THE AWNING. AND,OF COURSE, IN ORDER TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS A MAJOR WARRANT IS REQUIRED WHICH DOES REQUIRE CITY COUNCIL ACTION AND IT HAS TO FOLLOW A RECOMMENDATION-- AND PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION ALSO HAS TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION ON THIS.

THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE BUILDING AND FRONTAGE PLACES A NUMBER OF CLEAR STORY WINDOWS ABOVE THE AWNING MAKING IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR ANY PEDESTRIAN LEVEL SIGNS TO BE INSTALLED WITHOUT BEING OBSTRUCTED BY THE AWNING ITSELF. THE APPLICANT HAS STATED THE VISIBILITY OF WALL SIGNS WOULD BE COMPROMISED BY THESE WINDOWS AS WELL. IF THE SIGN IS PLACED ABOVE THE WINDOWS THE CONNECTION TO THE PEDESTRIAN REALM IS COMPROMISED BECAUSE IT IS NOT READIRY VISIBLE BY PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC.

IF IT'S PLACED BELOW THE WINDOWS THE AWNING WOULD BLOCK THE VISIBILITY OF THE SIGNS FROM VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.

IF APPROVED THE REQUESTED SIGN WOULD NOT INTERRUPT THE ARCHITECTURE AND THE INTENT OF THE DESIGN OR THE PROPORTIONS OF THE ANNINGS OR VAL JANZS THEY'RE PROPOSING.

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT I WAS REFERRING TO.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURE OF THE DRAWING TO THE LEFT OF YOUR SCREEN, IT SHOWS THE TEN FOOT SQUARE AREA OF SIGNAGE ON TOP OF THE AWNING. YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE CLEAR STORY WINDOWS THERE. AND THE VISIBILITY IS SIGNIFICANTLY COMPROMISED. IF THE AREA WERE INCREASED BY 20 SQUARE FEET TO MAXIMUM OF 30 SQUARE FEET AND ALLOWED TO BE PLACED RIGHT ON TOP OF THE AWNING, THE VISIBILITY IS GREATLY IMPROVED. BUT IT IS NOT AN OVER ABUNDANCE OF SIGNAGE. THIS GIVES A GOOD EXAMPLE.

YOU CAN SEE THAT IF IT WERE AT TEN SQUARE FEET AND THIS IS AN ELEVATION OF THE BUILDING, THE LEDGE ABILITY OF THE SIGN AND THE CLARITY OF THE SIGN IF PLACED ON TOP OF THE AWNING WITH A 30 SQUARE FOOT AREA OPPOSED TO THE 10 SQUARE FEET.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION HAS ACTED ON TWO MAJOR WARRANTS FOR SIGN REQUESTS IN THE DOWNTOWN

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OPPORTUNITY AREA. ONE WAS FOR LIFE MESSAGE WHICH WAS ALSO APPROVED BY COUNCIL TO ALLOW A MONUMENT SIGN.

THE OTHER ONE WAS FROM CAMP BOWWOW.

THEY WANTED TO INCREASE THEIR WALL SIGN AREA FROM 30 SQUARE FEET TO 136. THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION DENIED THE REQUEST AND THE APPLICANT WITHDREW THEIR APPLICATION. THE REQUEST TO ALLOW THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED SIGN AREA AT 30 SQUARE FEET AND TO ALLOW THE SIGN ON TOP OF THE AWNING DOES MEET THE INTENT FOR PEDESTRIAN VISIBILITY OF A WALL SIGN. THIS GIVES YOU A GOOD VISUAL OF THESE PROPERTIES. AND THE INTENT OF THIS WAS TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF THE PEDESTRIAN VIEW CORRIDOR IN RELATIONSHIP TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.

SO, WE'LL GET TO THAT TOO. AS YOU CAN SEE, THOSE ARE THE EXTENT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT WE HAD.

ON FEBRUARY 20TH A TOTAL OF 12 NOTICES WERE MAILED TO PROPERTY OWNERS. SUBSEQUENT TO THAT WE NOTIFIED PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PER THE REQUIREMENTS.

WE RECEIVED ZERO NOTICES IN FAVOR AND ZERO AGAINST WITHIN THE REQUIRED 200 FOOT RADIUS. AND ZERO NOTICES IN FAVOR AND TWO AGAINST WITHIN THE 500 FOOT BUFFER.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. STAFF RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF THE MAJOR WARRANT TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE SIGN AGO FROM 10 SQUARE FEET TO 30 AND TO ALLOW THE SIGN TO PROJECT ABOVE THE AWNING. IT DOES CREATE AN APPEALING AND PRACTICAL SOLUTION FOR AN ARCHITECTURAL CONDITION.

AND IT ALSO IS IN KEEPING WITH THE INTENT OF THE FORM BASE CODE. AS I MENTIONED THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AT THEIR MARCH 10TH MEETING RECOMMENDED FAVORABLY WITH A 4-1 VOTE FOR THE SIGN.

I'LL TRY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

>> MAYOR: COUNCIL, DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

MATT? >> COUNCILMEMBER: THE TWO EXAMPLES YOU SHOWED FOR VERIZON AND JERSEY MIKE'S, THOSE ARE

BOTH 10 FEET, CORRECT? >> YES.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: IT'S INTERESTING.

I THINK IT'S-- SOME OF IT HAS TO DO WITH SIGN DESIGN.

THE VERIZON ONE IS VERY VISIBLE AND JERSEY MIKE'S IS NOT.

SO, I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH OF THAT IS DESIGN VERSUS SIZE.

SO I KIND OF WOULD BE CURIOUS TO HEAR FROM THE APPLICANT WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT THAT AND WHAT THE DESIGN OF THEIR SIGN IS GOING TO

LOOK LIKE. >> RIGHT.

THEN HOW MUCH FRONTAGE YOU HAVE AS WELL ALSO COMPROMISES HOW THAT SIGN IS CONDENSED. ABSOLUTELY.

THE APPLICANT IS HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AS WELL.

>> IS IT TIME TO INTERJECT? >> MAYOR: YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

IF YOU WOULD. >> SURE.

IT'S ADAM SMITH. AND THE ADDRESS IS 3,500 NICKEL AVENUE SUITE 1,600, DALLAS, TEXAS 75219.

SO IT'S GREAT. THE STARK CONTRAST BETWEEN THE VERIZON SIGN WHICH WITH ONE SINGULAR WORD WAS ABLE TO ACHIEVE WHAT I WOULD CALL A-- I THINK A SIGN VISUAL THAT WOULD FIT FROM A TEN SQUARE FOOT PERSPECTIVE.

BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE USERS OUT THERE THAT DON'T HAVE LET'S SAY A ONE WORD BRAND NAME LIKE VERIZON,S THE SQUARE FOOTAGE ALONG BECOMES A LITTLE MORE CHALLENGING.

ESPECIALLY BECAUSE MOST OF THE CONCEPTS WE HAVE IN THIS PROJECT ARE NATIONAL USERS. FOR INSTANCE JERSEY MIKE'S YOU CAN TELL THAT TEN SQUARE FEET THEY-- YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE THAT SIGN. AND I BELIEVE THE OTHER IS TACK DENTAL. THE TWO DRIVING THIS WAS JERSEY MIKE'S AND IMPACT DENTAL. WE FIGURED WE'D DO OUR BEST OBVIOUSLY NOT KNOWING AT THE TIME THAT COVID WAS COMING AND FROM THE FEEDBACK I'VE BEEN GETTING JUST TO SEE WHERE THIS WENT. ULTIMATELY THE THOUGHT PROCESS WAS A TASTEFUL SIZE SQUARE FOOTAGE INCREASE AT 30 BASED ON WHAT BOTH USERS DESIGNED YOU CAN CAN SEE A DIFFERENCE MAKER IN TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO SEE THIS BETTER WITHOUT HAVING TO GO TOO MUCH SQUARE FOOTAGE TO GET WAY OUT OF WHACK.

I THINK WITH THE WORDING AND BRANDING TRYING TO STAY TRUE TO THEIR NATIONAL BRANDING STANDARDS THAT'S WHAT

IN THIS INSTANCE. >> MAYOR: MICHAEL?

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>> COUNCILMEMBER: SO MANNOL, IF THIS REQUEST IS GRANTED, THIS IS GOING TO SET A PRECEDENT FOR BUSINESSES THAT ARE FACING LAKEVIEW PARKWAY THERE. AND IF IT DOES, WHAT'S THAT GOING TO DO VISUALLY. ARE WE JUST GOING TO HAVE A WHOLE ROW OF REALLY BIG SIGNS?

>> COUNCIL MEMBER BROWN, THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION.

I WOULD PREFACE WITH THE FACT THAT THE 30 SQUARE FEET BEING REQUESTED IS THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED THAT WOULD BE PERMITTED ON THE FRONTAGE OF THOSE SPACES REGARDLESS.

THE DIFFERENCE IS THEY'RE NOT PLACING THAT SIGN AREA ON THE WALL ITSELF BECAUSE THE CLEAR STORY WINDOWS OBSTRUCT THAT.

SO THAT'S THE INTENT. AND THE BEAUTY OF MAJOR WARRANTS IS THAT IT IS INDEED A CASE-BY-CASE ANALYSIS TO SEE IF THERE IS TRULY A PHYSICAL HARDSHIP OF SORTS THAT PREVENTS COMPLIANCE WITH THAT REQUIREMENT.

MAYBE IT'S AN A ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT THAT WARRANTS ADDITIONAL SQUARE FOOTAGE OR MAYBE THERE IS A TRUE ISSUE WITH VISIBILITY.

SO, AS AN EXAMPLE WE HAD AN APPLICANT REQUEST FOR A SIGN VARIANCE TO INCREASE THEIR SQUARE FOOTAGE OF SIGNAGE WHICH WE FELT THAT VISIBILITY WAS NOT BEING COMPROMISED AND IT DID NOT WARRANT ADDITIONAL SQUARE FOOTAGE.

SO, IT IS A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS ANALYSES.

WILL MORE PEOPLE COME FORWARD? THEY COULD.

BUT AT THIS POINT WHEN IT RELATES TO THIS DEVELOPMENT A MAJOR WARRANT IS SPECIFIC TO THAT SPECIFIC PROPERTY WE FELT THAT IT IN KEEPING WITH THE MAJOR WARRANT INTENT.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I JUST KNOW THAT IN THEIR APPLICATION OR IN YOUR PRESENTATION YOU CITED TWO OTHER REQUESTS THAT WE HAD GRANTED.

AND SO I SUSPECT THAT AS WE HAVE MORE OF THESE COME TO US THAT WHAT WE HAVE BRANDED WILL BE CITED.

AND SO I APPRECIATE THE EXPLANATION.

>> I THINK ONE WAS A DENIAL. A 30 SQUARE FOOTAGE LOT THAT WAS ASKED TO BE INCREASED TO 126 SQUARE FEET.

>> THAT WAS DENIED BUT, YOU KNOW, 30 SQUARE FEET IS A LOT DIFFERENT THAN 126. .

I SHOULD HAVE MENTIOND THIS TOO. WE'VE TRIED-- WE THOUGHT WOULD BE IMPORTANT IS THE WALL SIGN AGE THE FOLK IS.

I THINK YOU PROBABLY NOTICED THERE ISN'T A MONUMENT SIGN.

AND I THINK THAT WAS THE INTENT HERE WAS TO KEEP LET'S SAY ANY CUSTOMER COMING INTO THE PROJECT TO FOCUS IN ON EACH INDIVIDUAL SPACE NOT WONDERING, YOU KNOW-- NOT LOOKING FOR THE FREE STANDING SIGNS. SO, IN THIS INSTANCE WE HAVE THIS DEVELOPMENT IS FUNCTIONED OFF JUST THE WALL SIGNAGE.

I THINK THERE WAS A TEMPORARY OPENING OR COMING SOON SIGN.

BUT THAT'S BASICALLY IT ON THIS ONE.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: OKAY. THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

>> MAYOR: THANK YOU. COUNCIL, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? SEEING NONE, AT THIS TIME I WILL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

IF ANYONE HAS A COMMENT THEY WOULD LIKE TO MAKE DURING THE PUBLIC HEARING, I WOULD TAKE THAT AT THIS TIME.

LAURA, AM I READING THIS CORRECTLY, THERE IS NO ONE ELSE

ON THE PHONE? >> THAT'S CORRECT, MAYOR.

>> MAYOR: OKAY. SO, WITH THAT BEING SAID I WILL CLOSE THIS PUBLIC HEARING. AND I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE ITEM 8A.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: I'LL SECOND. >> MAYOR: A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION COUNCIL? MARTHA, YOU STILL HAVE YOUR HAND RAISED. DID YOU WANT TO DISCUSS? NOPE. SEEING NONE WE'LL CALL THE VOTE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

7-0 PASSED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS ADAM.

>> YOU ALL ARE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB SO KUDOS TO YOU GUYS AND

STAY SAFE. >> MAYOR: YOU TOO.

>> THANK YOU. BYE-BYE.

>> MAYOR: BYE-BYE. THE NEXT ITEM IS 8B WHICH IS

[8B. Conduct a public hearing and consider a resolution approving the following Substantial Amendments to the City’s CDBG Program:]

CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING AND CONSIDER RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS TO THE CDBG PROGRAM.

AMENDMENT TO THE 2016 HIRE 2020 CONSOLIDATED PLAN TO ENABLE THE CITY RECEIVE AND ADMINISTER $161,000 IN HUD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CV FUNDING MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CARES ACT. ITEM 2.

AMENDMENT TO THE FY2018/19 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN TO UTILIZE REMAINING BALANCES FROM FUNDED PROJECTS INCLUDING

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ADMINISTRATIONS, PUBLIC SERVICES AND PUBLIC FACILITIES.

ITEM 3 AMENDMENT TO THE 2019/20 PLAN TO ALLOW THE CITY TO RECEIVE AND ADMINISTER $161,028 IN HUD GRANTS CV FUNDING MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CARES ACT. MANNOL?

>> THANK YOU, COUNCIL. THANKS, LAURA.

AND, TAMMY, THANK YOU FOR READING ALL THOSE PROPOSED SUBSTANTIAL AMENDS. THERE'S THREE LISTED THERE.

IF YOU RECALL, COUNCIL, WE'VE BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY WITH HUD TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CB FUNDINGS AND CDBG FUND AND OTHER ADDITIONAL FUNDS WHERE WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO REMOVE CAPS ON PUBLIC SERVICES IF WE COULD START UTILIZING THOSE FUNDS AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE. I KNOW INFORMATION IS STILL FILTERING IN THROUGH HUD AS TO HOW TO AND WHAT TO WITH SPECIFIC PROGRAMS. HOWEVER, WE DO KNOW THAT THESE THREE SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS ARE NECESSARY TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD AND WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE TO COME BEFORE YOU SO QUICKLY TO ADDRESS THESE AMENDMENTS AND TO REQUEST YOUR RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR ACTION ON THESE AMENDMENTS. BECAUSE THEY SET THE STAGE FOR THE NEXT STEPS. THAT BEING SAID, I WON'T RE-READ WHAT THE ITEM IS ITSELF BECAUSE TAMMY YOU TOOK CARE OF THAT.

I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS EEACH AMENDMENT THAT IS BEING REQUIRED.

THERE ARE THREE PLANS WE ARE DEALING WITH.

WE HAVE THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND THE 18/19 AND THE 19/20 ANNUAL ACTION PLANS IN ORDER TO UTILIZE THE FUNDS AS DISCUSSED AND PRESCRIBED FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS WE HAVE TO PROCEED WITH THESE AMENDMENTS. WE ALSO HAVE THE ABILITY THROUGH HUD TO HAVE AN ACCELERATED PUBLIC COMMENT AND POSTING COMPONENT TO IT WHICH IS A FIVE-DAY PERIOD OPPOSED TO 30 DAYS AND THAT WAS TO EXPEDITE THE ADMINISTRATION AND ALLOCATION OF FUNDS. THAT BEING SAID, THE FIRST COMPONENT OF THE SUBSTANTIAL A.M. WOULD BE AMENDMENT TO THE CURRENT CONSOLIDATED PLAN THAT WE DO HAVE IS THE CONSOLIDATED FUND. IT'S BEING AMENDED FOR US TO RECEIVE AND ADMINISTER THE CDBG FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $161,028.

THOSE ARE USED TO PREPARE FOR THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AND PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS AND BUSINESSES.

THE NEXT AMENDMENT IS TO THE 2018/19 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN.

WE HAVE AN ACTION PLAN THAT IS ADOPTED BY COUNCIL IN ORDER TO MAKE ANY CHANGES OR UTILIZE EXISTING FUNDS.

THAT ACTION PLAN WOULD HAVE TO BE AMENDED AS WELL.

THAT IS OUR SECOND SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT.

I DO WANT TO MAKE A POINT OF CLARIFICATION.

AT THE LAST CITY COUNCIL MEETING WE INDICATE THE 2018/19 PLAN HAD APPROXIMATELY $82,800. HOWEVER SINCE THEN THE SHIPMENT GRANT PROJECT HAS COMPLETED AND SO THAT DOLLAR AMOUNT DROPPED TO $67,000 AND BASED ON PRIOR RECOMMENDATION OF COUNCIL OR ACTION OF COUNCIL IT WAS TO DEDICATE THAT ENTIRE ANNUAL PLAN MONEYS TOWARDS THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WHICH WE'RE STILL VETTING WITH HUD.

THE THIRD SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT RELATED TO THE CURRENT 19/20 ACTION PLAN AND IT ENABLES US TO RECEIVE AND ADMINISTER THE CDBG FUNDING. THE 19/20 PLAN HAS A LITTLE OVER $158,000. AGAIN, THESE FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR COVID RELATEDIVITY ACTIVITIES AS WELL.

I AM NOT GOING TO SAY I LOVE THIS TABLE BUT IT IS REALLY, REALLY USEFUL. I DID SAY THAT AT THE LAST MEETING. BUT THIS GIVES A GOOD DESCRIPTOR ON WHAT THE FUNDING OR WHAT THE SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS ARE WHICH ARE ILLUSTRATED THROUGH THE PREVIOUS SLIDES.

I DO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THE $67,000 WAS ORIGINALLY REFLECTED AS $82,800 BUT WITH WHAT I MENTIONED EARLIER HAS DROPPED TO $67,000. THERE IS NO TIE TO COVID ON THIS BUT YOU CAN USE IT TOWARDS COVID AND WE WILL BE USING AS PRESCRIBED TOWARDS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. THE 2019CDBG FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $158,730, THE DECISION

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WAS TO DEDICATE $100,000 OF THAT TWO WORDS, SALVATION ARMY AND LIFE MESSAGE, WITH A $50,000 SPLIT AND THE REMAINING FUNDS TO BE DETERMINED FOR FUTURE NEEDS. THE COVID CV GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $161,000. WE HAVE ATTACHED AN ADMINISTRATION FEE TO THAT. LESS THAT WE'RE AT ABOUT $128,000 AND THOSE WOULD BE USED FOR BUSINESS STIMULUS PROGRAM.

SO, ALL IN ALL WE'RE TALKING ABOUT APPROXIMATELY $354,500.

THESE SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS ARE NECESSARY TO CONTINUE TO PROCEED WITH ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTRACTS FOR LIFE MESSAGE AND SALVATION ARMY AS WELL. I WANTED TO PROVIDE A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION AS IT RELATES TO THE CDGB CENSUS TRACK MAP.

I KNOW IT MIGHT NOT BE LEDGIBLE BUT THE AREA IN YELLOW OR GOLD IS REALLY DEPICTURES OUR LMI AREAS.

THOSE ARE AREAS IMPACTED. AND IN ORDER TO FROM WHAT LITTLE WE'VE LEARNED ABOUT CGDB FUNDING FOR BUSINESSES THAT ARE IMPACTED AND IF WE TO PROVIDE SOME FORM OF SPECIFIC STIMULUS PROGRAM, BUSINESSES LOCATED WITHIN THESE LMI AREAS CAN ALSO BENEFIT FROM CDBG FUNDING. WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO MAKE CONTACT WITH A HUD REP YESTERDAY AND WE HOPEFULLY SHOULD HAVE SOME GUIDANCE ON HOW TO DEVELOP THE BUSINESS STIMULUS PROGRAM.

WE DO HAVE SOME GUIDANCE AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT. AND WE CONTINUE TO CLOSE THE LOOP ON THE APPLICATIONS AS WELL.

AND STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION IS TO APPROVE THE SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS AS PRESENTED AND I WILL TRY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS

THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE. >> MAYOR: LAURA, CAN YOU PULL UP THE FACES. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

MANNOL, WHAT YOU JUST SAID, I AM A LITTLE CONFUSED.

SO, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WE CAN ONLY HELP THE BUSINESSES WITHIN

THOSE TERRITORIES? >> SO IF WE WERE SO THERE'S TWO OPTIONS BUT IF WE WERE TO USE TOWARDS THE-- IF WE WANTED TO USE FUNDS TOWARDS A BUSINESS STIMULUS PROGRAM TO THOSE THAT ARE IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC, THEN WE WOULD HAVE TO USE BUSINESSES WITHIN THOSE CENSUS TRACKS.

>> MAYOR: THAT'S NOT GOOD NEWS. THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME BECAUSE THAT'S NOT THE INTENT OF THE CB FUNDS.

THE INTENT ARE TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED BY THE COVID EVENT.

>> RIGHT. SO IF WE WERE TO USE THE COVID-- CDBG FUNDS TOWARDS A BUSINESS THAT IS IMPACTED THE PARAMETERS TOWARDS LET'S SAY PAYROLL OR SOME FORM OF HIRING OR TRAINING, THAT'S SOMETHING WE'RE LOOKING INTO AS WELL.

BUT THEY ARE SPECIFIC TO THOSE EMPLOYED HAVE TO FALL WITHIN THE LOW TO MODERATE INCOME LEVELS AS WELL.

AGAIN, THAT'S OUR BIGGEST CONCERN RIGHT NOW IS TO HAVE FULL CLARIFICATION FROM HUD ON HOW TO MANAGE THOSE CD FUNDS

>> MAYOR: YOU ARE SAYING THOSE EMPLOYEES WOULD HAVE TO FALL WITHIN THOSE CATEGORIES? THAT IS NOT GOOD.

>> RIGHT. >> MAYOR: I SEE IT AS WORSE.

I'M SORRY THAT'S A LOT OF EDITORIAL COMMENT.

>> SO WE'RE HOPEFUL TO BY FRIDAY HAVE MORE INFORMATION RELATED TO THAT. IF YOU RECALL DURING OUR PAST MEETINGS WE DID RELAY THAT WE'RE STILL WAITING FOR CLARIFICATION ON HOW TO AND WHAT TO AND WHERE THESE QUALIFICATION PARAMETERS, YOU KNOW, WHERE THESE-- WHERE DO WE FALL IN THAT SPECTRUM SO TO SPEAK. BUT IF WE DO KNOW FOR A FACT THAT IF THERE WAS A BUSINESS THAT WAS LOCATED IN ONE OF THOSE CENSUS TRACKS, THEY DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO HAVE THOSE-- THEY CAN JUST BE LOCATED IN THOSE CENSUS TRACKS AND THEY CAN RECEIVE FUNDING. SO IT'S EASIER TO DELIVER THOSE FUNDS THAT WAY. SO, YOU WOULD SUPPORT A BUSINESS THAT IS JUST LOCATED IN THAT AREA.

>> MAYOR: DON'T HOLD YOUR HEAD TOO HARD THERE, BLAKE.

OKAY. WE'RE NOT TRYING TO SHOOT THE MESSENGER, WE KNOW THAT YOU AND YOUR-- YOU'VE WORKED SO HARD ON

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THIS AND ARE STILL WORKING HARD SO THIS AND I KNOW IT'S VERY COMPLEX AND DIFFICULT TO GET INFORMATION AND WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING. SO, I DON'T WANT MY DISAPPOINTMENT TO REFLECT ANYTHING ON WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED AND ARE WORKING THROUGH.

I JUST-- WE CERTAINLY DIDN'T WANT THAT TO BE A LIMITING

CRITERIA. >> AND AS SOON AS I FIND SOMETHING ELSE OUT WHERE IT'S MORE SUBSTANTIAL AND BETTER CLARIFICATION I WILL PROVIDE THAT TO COUNCIL.

I AM HOPEFUL WE CAN USE THOSE FUNDS TOWARDS ANY BUSINESS WITHIN ANY CENSUS TRACK SO TO SPEAK THAT IS IMPACTED.

AND WE'LL LOOK AT TRYING TO FIND THOSE PARAMETERS AS WELL.

I DO WANT TO ADD THAT I THINK WE'RE MOVING VERY, VERY-- I'M SORRY THAT ENGLISH ISN'T CORRECT.

WE'RE MOVING EXPEDITIOUSLY WITH THE SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS.

WE'RE MOVING AT A VERY RAPID PACE.

AND I THINK WE'RE A LITTLE AHEAD IN TERMS OF WHERE WE NEED TO BE JUST BECAUSE IT MIGHT PUT US IN SITUATION WHERE HUD MIGHT USE US AS AN EXAMPLE ON HOW TO AND WHAT TO TO SOME EXTENT.

>> MAYOR: WELL THAT'S A QUESTION I HAVE.

BASED ON WHAT YOU KNOW TODAY, DO YOU SEE ANY RISK WITH US APPROVING THESE AS WE CURRENTLY HAVE THEM DRAFTED?

>> I DON'T THINK SO. IF WE RUN INTO A HICCUP, WE'LL COME BACK-- WE CAN COME BACK WITH ANOTHER SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT BECAUSE THE WINDOW FOR PUBLIC HEARING OR PUBLIC COMMENT IS JUST FIVE DAYS NOW. SO I AM CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL KNOW WHAT TO AND HOW TO WITH THE BUSINESS STIMULUS PROGRAM AND WHAT AREAS WE CAN LOOK AT. I'M HOPEFUL TO HAVE THAT INFORMATION BY FRIDAY. BEYOND THAT, IF WE NEED TO READJUST, WE CAN ALWAYS REVISIT SOME COMPONENTS OF THE SUBSTANTIAL AMENDS. BUT AT THIS POINT I WOULD LIKE

TO PROCEED JUST-- >> MAYOR: BE THAT EXAMPLE AND TELL THEM HOW IT NEEDS TO BE RUN OKAY.

>> I WILL DO THAT DEFINITELY. AND, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE JUST NOW BEGINNING TO START ISSUING THEIR GUIDANCE WHICH SAYS A LOT.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: >> COUNCILMEMBER: THANKS FOR ALL THE WORK YOU DID PUTTING ALL THIS TOGETHER.

COULD YOU JUST TELL EVERYONE WHAT LMI MEANS AGAIN.

>> LOW TO MODERATE INCOME. >> COUNCILMEMBER: THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR: BLAKE? >> COUNCILMEMBER: I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT TO MA KNOLL AND HER TEAM.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HARD WORK ON THIS.

I KNOW THIS IS DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH THE CDBG PROCESS.

SO I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU WE APPRECIATE YOU AND YOUR TEAM FOR

ALL THE HARD WORK YOU HAVE DONE. >> THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR: BRIAN? >> COUNCILMEMBER: ONE THING MANNOL IS NOT SAYING AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THIS.

THEY ARE TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT.

I DON'T MEAN MANNOL. CDBG IS TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT AS THEY GO. WE'RE CALLING AND ASKING FOR GUIDANCE AND, QUITE FRANKLY, IT'S BEEN VERY LIMITED IN COMING. SO A LOT OF THIS STUFF IS HOT OFF THE PRESS AND YOU ARE FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS TODAY BUT

SO ARE WE. >> MAYOR: WELL IF WE JUST ACT AND MAKE DECISIONS BEFORE THE RULES ARE WRITTEN ALL YOU HAVE TO DO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS.

I'M NOT KIDDING. >> AND I DIDN'T WANT TO SAY THAT. I'M JUST--

>> MAYOR: I'M SORRY I SAID IT OUT LOUD.

>> YES EXACTLY.

>> MAYOR: SORRY.

LET'S DO THE BEST WE CAN AND LET'S USE THE FUNDS FOR WHAT THEY'RE INTENDED TO WHICH IS TO HELP OUR PEOPLE GET THROUGH THIS

COVID EVENT. >> THAT'S OUR GOAL.

BEAR WITH ME, I'M-- WE WILL GET SOME ANSWERS VERY, VERY QUICKLY.

WE'RE WORKING HARD. >> MAYOR: WE KNOW YOU ARE.

COUNCIL, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? BLAKE YOU STILL HAVE YOUR HAND RAISED. NO? OKAY. THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING SO, AT THIS TIME, I WILL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

IF THERE'S ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER WE WILL HEAR THOSE COMMENTS NOW. LAURA, I'M SEEING NOBODY ELSE ON

THE CALL AGAIN IS THAT CORRECT? >> YES, MAYOR.

>> MAYOR: OKAY. WITH THAT BEING SAID I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND I WILL TAKE A MOTION.

>> COUNCILMEMBER: I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE ITEM AS

READ. >> COUNCILMEMBER: SECOND.

>> MAYOR: ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION COUNCIL? HEARING NONE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND.

THAT ITEM PASSES 7-0. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

COUNCIL, THAT CONCLUDES THE REGULAR PORTION OF OUR MEETING.

[2. EXECUTIVE SESSION]

WE'LL DO HAVE TWO EXECUTIVE SESSIONS.

AND WHAT WE WILL DO IS EXIT OUT OF-- LET ME READ THOSE INTO THE RECORD. THEN WE'LL EXIT OUT OF HERE AND THEN WE'LL GO INTO THE EXECUTIVE SESSION MEETING WITH A COUPLE OF

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MINUTE BREAK IN BETWEEN TO CONSIDER THOSE ITEMS. AND THEN FOR THE INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC WE'LL COME BACK INTO THIS MEETING TO CONCLUDE AFTER WE FINISH WITH THE TWO EXECUTIVE SESSIONS. SO WE WILL CONSIDER ITEM 2A THE CITY COUNCIL SHALL CONVENE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE 551.87. AND CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY TO DISCUSS COMMERCIAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION WHICH THE CITY IS CONDUCTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEGOTIATIONS AND TO CONSULT WITH AND RECEIVE LEGAL ADVICE FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY RELATED TO THE SAPPHIRE BAY PROJECT AND PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS TO THE BRIDGE ABOUT BY THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. AND THE CITY COUNCIL SHALL CON VIBE INTO EXECUTIVE SECTION PURSUANT TO CODE 551.071 CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY. TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING THE AMENDED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AGREEMENT.

COUNCIL, AT THIS TIME WE WILL ADJOURN OUR REGULAR MEETING AND

RECONVENE >> MAYOR: WE ARE BACK IN OUR REGULAR SESSION. IT'S 10:07.

WE HAVE CONCLUDED OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION ON ITEM 2A.

NO FORMAL ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN. ON ITEM 2B IS THE CITY HAS TERMINATED THE INCENTIVE GRANT TO YOKO LLC DUE TO THEIR FAILURE TO MEET THE TIMEFRAME SET FORTH IN THE AGREEMENT.

AND THAT CONCLUDES OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION AND GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, AND WE WILL SEE YOU SOON.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.