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>> GOOD EVENING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

IT'S JULY 21, 2020, 5:45 P.M. THIS MEETING MAY BE CONVENED

[1. CALL TO ORDER]

BEFORE REGULAR SESSION. THE CITY OF ROWLETT REMAINS THE RIGHT TO RECONVENE OR ADJOURN. DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY, AND COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, WE WILL BE HOLDING THIS MEETING VIA TELECONFERENCING.

WELCOME TO THE MEETING. ANY COMMENTS? CALL -- ENTER MEETING NUMBER 89208599801.

CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER. WE DO HAVE A QUOROM.

[2. EXECUTIVE SESSION (5:45 P.M.)*]

FIRST ITEM IS ITEM 2A CITY COUNCIL SHALL CONVENE TO EXECUTIVE SESSION. FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY DUE TO A PROJECT ON THE NORTH SHORE DISTRICT.

SO, AT THIS TIME, COUNCIL, WE ARE GOING TO EXIT THIS MEETING AND RECONVENE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

TO START, LAURA. >> WHENEVER YOU ARE.

>> ALL RIGHT. COUNCIL, JUST TO CORRECT SOMETHING IN CASE I MISSPOKE EARLIER.

IT'S TUESDAY, JULY 21ST, IF I MISSPOKE EARLIER.

WE HAVE CONCLUDED OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEM 2A AND NO FORMAL ACTION WAS TAKEN. WE ARE NOW GOING TO MOVE TO OUR WORK SESSION ITEM. IF YOU HAVE ANY AGENDA ITEM YOU CAN SEND AN E-MAIL TO CITY OF ROWLETT.COM FROM 3:30 ON THE DAY

[3A. Present and receive input regarding the Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan. (45 minutes)]

OF THE MEETING. WE HAVE 3A, RECEIVE AND CONSIDER NPUT, CONSOLIDATED PLAN IN 2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN.

AND I THINK WE'LL PROBABLY START WITH YOU, MANUL, IS THAT

CORRECT? >> YES.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBER.

WANTED TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.

WE HAVE INVITED OUR CONSULTANT TO BASICALLY IS MANAGING THIS PROGRAM FOR US, ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES TO COMMUNICATION WITH HUD. WE'RE GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO HER FOR PRESENTING THIS ITEM. WE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ANY

QUESTIONS AS WELL. >> WELCOME.

>> HELLO. HOW ARE YOU? THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HAVING ME.

LAURA, CAN WE BRING THE SLIDE PRESENTATION UP, PLEASE?

>> ONE SECOND. >> SO TO START OFF, WHAT WE'RE HERE TO TALK ABOUT WITH THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS THE PROPOSED 2020, CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND THE 2020 ANNUAL PLAN FOR THE HUD FUNDS. NEXT SLIDE.

THE PLANS ARE RELATED TO THE CITY'S RECEIPT OF THE FEDERAL HUD GRANT, WHICH IS A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT.

THIS FUNDING IS PROVIDED TO THE STATE ON AN ANNUAL FORMULA GRANT ALLOCATION, WHICH MEANS THAT THE CITY DOES NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH A PROCESS TO APPLY FOR THE FUNDS.

IT IS GIVE TON THE CITY BASED ON CERTAIN DIFFERENT GRAPHICS.

THE FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR A VARIETY OF ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES.

WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH SOME OF THAT INFORMATION IN JUST A MINUTE. NEXT SLIDE.

THE FUNDS MUST BE TO MEET ONE NATIONAL OBJECTIVES.

THE FIRST ONE BEING TO DIRECTLY AS ASSIST ELIGIBLE PERSONS WHICH IS DEFINED AS HOUSE HOLDS THAT HAVE LESS THAN 80% OF THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME AND NO LESS THAN 70% OF THE GRANT FUNDS HAVE TO BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

OR THE FUNDS CAN BE USED TO ELIMINATE SLUM OR BLIGHT CONDITIONS LIKE A DEMOLITION PROGRAM OR CODE ENFORCEMENT OR THIRDLY THEY HAVE TO BE USED IN AN URGENT COMMUNITY NEED IN THE CASE OF A DISASTER. NEXT SLIDE.

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THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE INCOME THAT A HOUSEHOLD THERE IN ROWLETT COULD EARN. BASICALLY, YOU'LL SEE HOUSEHOLD SIZE OF ONE CAN EARN UP TO $48,350 A YEAR IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE GRANT.

HOUSE OF FOUR CAN EARN UP TO 68,950.

NEXT. THIS SLIDE SHOWS THERE ARE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS UNDER CBG AND ONLY 20% OF THE GRANT CAN BE USED FOR ADMINISTRATION. UP TO 15% CAN BE USED TO FUND PUBLIC SERVICES. AND THEN THE REMAINDER OF THE GRANT, THE OTHER 65%, WHICH IS A MINIMUM, COULD BE USED TO FUND OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES. NEXT.

FOR PUBLIC SERVICES WHICH HAVE THE 15% CAP, THESE FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR OPERATIONAL EXPENSES, SUCH AS FOR FUNDING LIKE LOCAL NONPROFITS THAT PROVIDE CERTAIN SERVICES.

THIS LIST IS AN EXAMPLE OF THOSE SERVICES.

EMPLOYMENT, JOB TRAINING, SAFETY, FAIR HOUSING, SENIOR CITIZENS OR HOMELESS OR OTHER SPECIAL NEED POPULATION, CRIME PREVENTION, JOB CARE, HEALTHCARE, DRUG ABUSE, EDUCATION, RECREATIONAL NEED AND ALSO HIGHER EDUCATION COU COUNSELING. NEXT.

THE REMAINDER OF THE GRANT WHICH IS AT LEAST A 65% MINIMUM, CAN BE USED TO ASSIST PUBLIC FACILITIES.

THIS WOULD BE FOR FACILITIES THAT ARE LOCATED IN LOW TO NOD RATE INCOME AREAS OF THE CITY. THAT WOULD INCLUDE PROJECTS SUCH AS STREETS OR ALLEYS, PARKS, SEWER IMPROVEMENTS, DRAINAGE, GUTTER, SHELTERS, COMMUNITY CENTERS, PARKING OR SIDEWALKS.

AND THEN ALSO CODE ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES, WHICH IS STRICTLY MEANT TO BE FOR COMMUNITY APPEARANCE, ENFORCEMENT OF BUILDING CODES BUT IF THERE ARE THINGS THAT NEED TO BE ENFORCED, DEMOLITION, WHICH WOULD BE FOR THE DEMOLITION OF DELAPIDATED STRUCTURES, HOME BUYERS ASSISTANCE, COMMERCIAL REHABILITATION, WHICH IS ASSISTANCE TO BUSINESSES TO IMPROVE THEIR FACADE OR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

NEXT. FOR FACILITY, THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE ELIGIBLE CENSUS TRACK WHICH IN ROWLETT IS DEFINED AS WHEN A TRACT HAS MORE THAN 28% OF THE RESIDENTS IN THAT AREA THAT EARN LESS THAN 80% OF THE AREA'S MEDIAN INCOME.

SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS MAP AND YOU SEE THE GOLD SHADED AREAS, THOSE ARE TRACTS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE TO DO PROJECTS IN THOSE AREAS. NEXT.

THOSE TWO -- CAN YOU GO BACK, LAURA? I'M SEEING TWO COLORS, TWO DIFFERENT GOLD COLORS.

AM I CONFUSED? >> IT WOULD BE THE GOLDEN COLOR -- ARE YOU SEEING THE GOLDEN? THAT'S ANOTHER TOPIGRAPHICAL FEATURE, THAT IS THE GOLD COLOR. DOES THAT HELP?

>> IT'S OUTLINED IN BLUE, SO IT WOULD BE THE GOLD OUTLINED IN

BLUE, IT LOOKS LIKE. >> OKAY.

WHY IS THERE THE DOTTED -- IF YOU LOOK ON THE NORTH SIDE, WHY IS THERE THE DOTTED BROWN LINE SEPARATING THE TWO GOLD TRACTS?

>> I BELIEVE THAT IS PROBABLY THE COUNTY LINE IS WHAT I'M

THINKING. >> THAT'S THE CITY LIMITS.

>> DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? CITY LIMITS? OKAY. YES.

>> ALL RIGHT. NOW I UNDERSTAND.

>> OKAY. NEXT.

SO THE ITEM FOR DISCUSSION TONIGHT IS ACTUALLY THE 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN. WHAT THIS IS IS A FIVE-YEAR PLAN ON HOW THE CITY WOULD PLAN TO USE THE FEDERAL FUNDS IT RECEIVES FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

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IT'S A PROCESS. IT BEGINS WITH ESSENTIALLY DATA COLLECTION AND RESOURCE, RESEARCH.

WE DO A SERIES OF PUBLIC HEARINGS TO OBTAIN CITIZEN INPUT. WE USE THE DATA TO ACTUALLY DO OUR HOUSING MARKET ANALYSIS. WE USE THIS INFORMATION TO IDENTIFY PRIORITY NEEDS. AND THIS WOULD TYPICALLY BE BASED ON WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS THE CITY WOULD BE WILLING TO FUND, THE DEMOGRAPHICS, IF THERE ARE SPECIAL POPULATIONS THAT HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS, AND GEOGRAPHICALLY, IF THE CITY DECIDED TO TARGET CERTAIN AREAS OF THE CITY, THEN THAT WOULD BE IDENTIFIED IN THIS PROCESS. FROM THIS, WE DEVELOPED A LONG-TERM OR FIVE YEAR GOALS AND STRATEGIES.

THOSE STRATEGIES ARE ACTUALLY IM IMPLEMENTED EACH YEAR IN THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN.

NEXT. THIS SHOWS THE FIVE-YEAR GOALS THAT WE'RE PROPOSING. ACTUALLY COINCIDE WITH WHAT HUD'S NATIONAL GOALS ARE. ESSENTIALLY IT IS TO DEVELOP VIABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES BY PROVIDING DECENT HOUSING, A SUITABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.

TO GO INTO A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL FOR DECENT HOUSING, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PRESERVING OR EXPANDING HOUSING QUALITY, AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBILITY FOR HOUSES.

THE CITY HAS FUNDED HOUSING PROGRAMS IN THE PAST.

RECENTLY I BELIEVE YOU USED LOCAL FUNDS TO FUND ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.

WITH THE FEDERAL FUNDS, WE LEAN MORE TOWARD PROVIDING FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT HOME BUYERS ASSISTANCE. AND THEN, OF COURSE, SUPPORTING ANY KIND OF MEETING CODE STANDARDS IN OCCUPIED HOUSING.

THE SECOND GOAL RELATED TO SUITABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENTS IS TO ENCOURAGE REINVESTMENT IN LOCAL CITY -- I'M SORRY, NEIGHBORHOODS, WHICH WOULD INCLUDE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THAT ENCOURAGE SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND REDUCE POVERTY. THEN ALSO TO FUND FOR THE FACILITIES THAT PROVIDE SAFE, SECURE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS.

WE'VE DONE THIS BY FUNDING HISTORICALLY IN THE PAST, FUNDING LOCAL NONPROFITS THAT PROVIDE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. AND THEN ALSO TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR PARKS AND IMPROVEMENTS IN LOW INCOME AREAS.

THE THIRD GOAL IS TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF ACTIVITIES THAT MAINTAIN OR INCREASE ECONOMIC EMPLOYMENT STABILITY, EDUCATIONAL AND JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES.

THIS IS BY INCREASING ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS. THE CITY OF ROWLETT PARTICIPATES IN MULTIPLE VENTURES IN THIS KAY.

NOT NECESSARILY CBGD FUNDS BUT EXPENDITURE OF YOUR LOCAL FUNDING TO PARTICIPATE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION AND REGIONAL GROUPS THAT ARE DEDICATED TO THOSE EFFORTS. NEXT.

THIS SHOWS FOR THE 2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN THE PROPOSED BUDGET.

CITY WILL BE RECEIVING $273,733. WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING IS TO DISTRIBUTE THIS BASED ON THE CAPS, 20% GOING FOR ADMINISTRATIVE FUNDS. ANY OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE FUNDS NOT USED FOR ADMINISTRATION WOULD BECOME AVAILABLE FOR PROJECT FUNDS IF NEEDED. THEN ALSO TO FUND PUBLIC SERVICES AT THE 15% CAP WHICH IS THE $41,059 LEAVING THE REMAINEDER TO BE USED FOR SOME TYPE OF PUBLIC FACILITY PROJECT.

NEXT. JUST WANT TO TOUCH BRIEFLY ON THE CARES ACT THAT WAS IMPLEMENTED THIS PAST YEAR IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19. THECEIVED 161, THE $028 FOR PREPARATION FOR THE PREVENTION AND SPREAD OF COVID-19. AND GRANTING THESE FUNDS, HUD DID WAIVE SOME OF THE RESTRICTIONS.

THEY WAIVED THE 15% PUBLIC SERVICES CAP.

THE FUNDS HAVE TO BE USED TO RESPOND TO FACILITATE ASSISTANCE TO ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS, PERSONS AND BUSINESSES THAT WERE IMPACTED BY COVID-19. THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ADDITIONAL FUNDS. WE DON'T HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT WHEN AND HOW MUCH THOSE FUNDS MIGHT BE OTHER THAN THAT THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS. THEY WOULD BE COMING TO THE

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CITY. NEXT.

JUST TO SORT OF SET THE TABLE HERE, SHOWING YOU THE LAST COUPLE YEARS GRANT, 2018 AND 2019.

2018, WE RECEIVED $246,065. YOU CAN SEE HERE HOW IT WAS DISTRIBUTED BETWEEN ADMIN, PUBLIC SERVICES AND PUBLIC FACILITIES. IN 20 19D, ADMIN COSTS ARE GREATER BECAUSE THE 2019 FUNDS IS THE CURRENT YEAR FUNDS.

THAT ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR ADMINISTRATION TO REDO THE FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, BUT ALSO PUBLIC SERVICES AGAIN AS IN 2018, THESE FUNDS WERE PROVIDED. THIS YEAR THE FACILITIES WERE SET ASIDE FOR AN ALLEY THAT WAS UNDESIGNATED AT THE TIME.

NEXT. THIS SHOWED THE DIRECTION THE SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT BACK IN JULY 10TH, SHOWING THE BREAKDOWN BY YEAR, THE GRANT YEAR ON THE FAR LEFT, THE AMOUNT THAT WAS REMAINING IN THAT GRANT YEAR. HOW FUNDS WERE ORIGINALLY ALLOCATED. WHERE THEY WERE MOVED TO.

FOLLOWING ON THE RIGHT, YOU SEE THE LAST COLUMN UNDER CURRENT, YOU'LL SEE THAT THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE GRANT YEAR FUNDS.

SO FOR 2018, YOU HAVE $8,000 REMAINING THAT'S AVAILABLE FOR PROJECTS. 2019, WE HAD $58,730.

AND THEN 2019 COVID FUND SHOWS $128,823 THAT'S AVAILABLE FOR COVID PROJECTS AS WELL. NEXT.

JUST A RECAP OF THE CURRENT FUNDING THAT'S BEEN SET ASIDE FOR PUBLIC SERVICES. WE HAVE $36,630 FROM THE 2019 GRANT WHICH WAS 15% THAT WAS UNDER CONTRACT FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES. AND THEN THE 50,000 FROM THE 2019 ADDITIONAL PUBLIC SERVICES THAT HAVE A COVID TIE BACK.

THESE WERE WHEN HUD RELEASED THE LABOR, THE CAP AND THE CITY ELECTED TO PUT ADDITIONAL FUNDS IN THE SERVICES.

SAME THING WITH SALVATION ARMY. THEY WERE ALL GRANTED THE $15,000 OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE MONEY THAT HAD THE COVID TIE.

THE NEXT COUPLE WILL SHOW YOU WHAT THE PROGRAM EXISTS OF NOW.

MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE, NOT TO EXCEED THREE MONTHS FOR HOUSE HOLD AND $250 A MONTH FOR UTILITY ASSISTANCE, NOT TO EXCEED THREE MONTHS AS WELL. NEXT.

THIS TABLE SHOWS THE FUND ALLOCATIONS BETWEEN FUND 2018 THROUGH THE CURRENT DATE. THE COLUMN ON THE RIGHT SIDE GIVES YOU SOME OF THE REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIC TO THAT YEAR'S GRANT. YOU CAN SEE FOR 2018, THERE IS NO TIE TO COVID. IT CANNOT BE USED FOR PUBLIC SERVICES. IT HAS TO BE USED FOR OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES. THE REMAINING 2019 GRANT IS $158,730. IT CAN BE USED FOR PUBLIC SERVICES BECAUSE OF THE WAIVER THAT HUD GRANTED.

THEY WOULD HAVE A TIE BACK TO COVID.

THEY CAN BE USED FOR PUBLIC FACILITIES AS WELL WITHOUT ACCESS TO COVID. THE REMAINING COVID FUND, THE 128 IS ADMINISTRATIVE MONEY, THE TIE BACK TO COVID IS REQUIRED.

IT CAN BE USED FOR PRODUCT, SERVICES WITH NO CAP.

THE NEW GRANT, $273,733 MINUS ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS LEAVES $218,987 FOR PROJECT FUNDS. THERE IS NO TIE BACK TO COVID.

IT CAN BE USED FOR PUBLIC SERVICES WITHOUT A CAP OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITY. NEXT.

THIS TABLE SHOWS SORT OF THE SAME INFORMATION PRESENTED IN A DIFFERENT WAY. I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT CLEARER FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES, MAYBE WE CAN LOOK AT THIS TABLE A LITTLE BIT LATER. COURSE, IT TELLS YOU WHETHER THE FUNDS ARE TIED TO COVID IF THEY'RE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC

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SERVICES OR AVAILABLE FOR OTHER ACTIVITIES AND WHETHER THERE'S A TIE BACK TO COVID. NEXT.

SO, THE PURPOSE OF THESE HEARINGS, I'M SAYING HEARINGS, I REALLY MEAN MEETINGS, IS TO RECEIVE ANY INPUT THAT COUNCIL WILL HAVE REGARDING THE PLAN, PROPOSED USE OF FUNDS SINCE THIS MEETING IS TELEVISED, IF CITIZENS WANT TO INPUT, THEY CAN CONTACT SUSAN NIX NO LATER THAN 5 P.M. JULY 31ST.

SNIX @ ROWLETT.COM. OR BY MAILING IN A COMMENT TO THE COMMUNITY BUILDING DEPARTMENT CITY OF ROWLETT 702 ROWLETT ROAD, ROWLETT TEXAS 75089.

NEXT. WHAT'S NEXT IS TO RECEIVE ANY COUNCIL INPUT OR COMMENTS REGARDING THE INFORMATION PRESENTED TONIGHT. WE WILL HAVE A SECOND AND FINAL PUBLIC HEARING TO BE SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 4TH.

AND THEN ALSO AT THAT COUNCIL MEETING, WE WILL BE SEEKING YOUR APPROVAL. THE PLAN WILL THEN BE FINALIZED AND DELIVERED TO HUD NO LATER THAN AUGUST 16TH OF THIS YEAR.

I BELIEVE THAT'S THE END OF THE PRESENTATION.

IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, WE'LL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO

ASSIST. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I'M GONNA START BECAUSE I'M A LITTLE CONFUSED.

WE STARTED THIS TALKING ABOUT THIS IS A 2020-2024 PLAN FIVE-YEAR PLAN, BUT THEN WE TALKED ABOUT WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO WITH FUNDS FROM '18, '19 AAND 20.

>> I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR AUDIO.

YOU MAY HAVE TO GO OUT AND COME BACK IN.

>> MANUL, DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT.

>> ABSOLUTELY. THE INTENT OF THE INFORMATION THAT'S PROVIDED IS TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT HAS OCCURRED HISTORICALLY WITH THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS AND WHAT HAS TRANSPIRED IN LIGHT OF THE FUNDS, JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA ON HOW THOSE FUNDS WERE ALLOCATED. THE INTEN FOR TODAY'S MEETING WAS TO TALK ABOUT THE CONSOLIDATED FUND AND ALSO THE FUTURE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR 2020 AND DISCUSS ALLOCATION.

SO WE WANTED TO GIVE JUST, REFRESH EVERYBODY ON WHAT HAS BEEN DONE IN THE PAST. THAT WAS THE INTENTION OF THOSE

SLIDES. >> WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT FOR A FIVE-YEAR PLAN? I DON'T REMEMBER BEING INVOLVED IN A FIVE-YEAR PLAN. I'M SURE I WAS.

I ALWAYS REMEMBER HAVING TO MAKE DECISIONS ON CURRENT YEAR AND PRIOR YEAR ALLOCATIONS OF LEFTOVER MONEY.

>> WE'RE DOING EVERY FIVE YEARS. SORRY.

IT IS A REQUIREMENT OF CBGD THAT YOU HAVE A CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND THAT EACH YEAR YOU HAVE YOUR INDIVIDUAL ALLOCATION TO GO WITH

IT. >> WHAT DOES A CONSOLIDATED PLAN LOOK LIKE? DOES IT JUST LIKE LIKE, WE'RE GOING TO DO 15% AND 15% AND 65%? I KNOW THAT DIDN'T ADD UP.

HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHAT INFORMATION IS IN A FIVE-YEAR PLAN THAT YOU'RE LOOKING TO US TO HELP WITH.

>> WELL, AT THIS POINT, I TALKED ABOUT THERE BEING THREE OBJECTIVES, HOUSING, SUITABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENTS AND THEN THE EXPANDED ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES. AND THAT'S REALLY WHERE SOME OF THE PLAN IS, MAKING SURE THAT WE'VE ADDRESSED ANY NEEDS OF CERTAIN POPULATIONS OR CERTAIN PROJECT TYPES IN THE DISCUSSION OF THE PLAN. THE CHALLENGE COMES IN, BECAUSE YOUR GRANT IS SO SMALL THAT SOME OF THE PROJECT TYPES, AND I'M

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GONNA GIVE THAT HOUSING PROGRAMS OR MAYBE COMMERCIAL REHAB BECAUSE THOSE ARE VERY STAFF INTENSIVE TYPES OF PROGRAMS THAT SOMETIMES EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY HAVE A NEED FOR THOSE PROGRAMS BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE GRANT BEING SMALLER, THAT SOMETIMES YOU CANNOT FUND THOSE TYPES OF PROGRAMS AND EXPECT TO HAVE ANY

KIND OF REGIONAL RESULTS. >> YEAH.

WE'VE BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT. DO YOU HAVE YOUR HAND UP,

MARTHA? >> YEAH.

I WAS JUST GOING TO ASK WHEN THE FIVE-YEAR PLAN WAS DUE.

IS IT DUE ON THE SAME TIMETABLE THAT THE DECISIONS HAVE TO BE

MADE FOR THE 2020-2021? >> THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN ARE BOTH DUE TO HUD ON AUGUST 16TH, IF I

HEARD YOUR QUESTION RIGHT. >> YEAH.

>> THEY'RE BOTH DUE AT THE SAME TIME.

AUGUST 16TH. >> YEAH.

AND THEN JUST TO FOLLOW-UP ON TAMMY'S QUESTION, ARE WE HAVING TO GIVE DETAILS ON THIS FIVE-YEAR PLAN OR IS IT JUST THE PERCENTAGES OF ALLOCATIONS INTO CERTAIN AREAS?

>> WELL, HUD WOULD LIKE YOU TO PROVIDE AS MUCH DETAIL AS POSSIBLE SO THAT THE PUBLIC CAN -- AND HUD CAN FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS YOU'RE FUNDING AND WHERE THEY'RE LOCATED AND WHO'S GOING TO BENEFIT.

AT THE SAME TIME, WE TRY TO BE GENERAL ENOUGH SO THAT IF THE COUNCIL HAS NOT MADE FINAL DECISIONS ON PROJECTS, THEN WE CAN STILL BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITHOU HAVING TO DO A SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT ONCE THE PLANS ARE SUBMITTED.

>> LET ME SEE IF I CAN HELP. EVERY FIVE YEARS WE HAVE TO ADOPT A CONSOLIDATED PLAN. WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST IS THAT IT HAS BEEN A PER SENTEDAGE ALLOCATION BASED ON THE CATEGORIES THAT YOU MENTIONED, SUCH AS PUBLIC SERVICES, YOU KNOW, ADMINISTRATION, THOSE KIND OF THINGS.

IN PART WE DO THOSE IN PERCENTAGE BECAUSE WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT CBGD IS GOING TO ALLOCATE TO US EVERY YEAR.

THERE IS ONE OTHER MEMBER AND IT'S BEEN SOME YEARS AGO, I THINK WE HAD THE LOWEST CDBG ALLOCATION IN THE ENTIRE STATE.

THAT WAS PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF INCOME.

WE DIDN'T HAVE AS MUCH OF THAT AS OTHER COMMUNITIES.

EVERY YEAR YOU ADOPT YOUR ANNUAL PLAN AND YOU MIGHT HAVE A LITTLE MORE SPECIFICITY THERE. BUT THEN YOU HAVE YOUR CONSOLIDATED PLAN IS THE UMBRELLA FOR THE FIVE YEAR.

OVER TIME, THERE'S BEEN TIMES WHERE COUNCIL HAS DECIDED TO SHIFT THAT STRATEGY AND TO EITHER INCREASE OR DECREASE ONE CATEGORY OR ANOTHER AND WE'VE DONE A SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT.

SO I KNOW SOME OF YOU HAVE BEEN ON COUNCIL WHEN WE'VE DONE THOSE. WHAT WE'RE DOING THIS YEAR, AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 4TH, YOU WILL BE ADOPTING YOUR CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND YOUR ANNUAL PLAN.

TYPICALLY, AGAIN, WE'RE TRYING TO GET A COMMITMENT FROM THE CITY THAT WE CAN HELP THE PUBLIC UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO AND BASICALLY IT'S GOING TO BE A PERCENTAGE OF THAT

ALLOCATION. >> SO I GUESS THEN MY FOLLOW-UP QUESTION FOR THAT WOULD BE, IS THERE ANY WAY WE CAN HAVE A LOOK AT THE LAST FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND SEE WHAT THAT PLAN WAS, IF WE HAD TO DO ANY SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS SO THAT WE CAN KIND OF ANTICIPATE WHAT Y'ALL NEED FROM US GOING

FORWARD FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS? >> IF I CAN ADD TO SOME OF BROWNIE'S COMMENTARY. YOU'RE BASICALLY CHECKING BOXES, AND CHIME IN WHEN NECESSARY, IN TERMS OF THE PARAMETERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CDBG FUNDING MECHANISM AND THEIR CRITERIA.

AND THEN YOU FURTHER DIVE INTO WHAT WE CALL AN ANNUAL ACTION PLAN. IF YOU RECALL LAST YEAR, FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAD THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN WHERE WE IDENTIFIED WITH THE PERCENTAGE CAPS THAT ARE PRESENTED BY HUD THAT WE HAVE, WHERE WE WANTED TO SPENDING ALLOCATION OR WHERE THE ALLOCATIONS WOULD BE FOR EACH CATEGORY.

THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN IS PURELY A GUIDING DOCUMENT THAT TELLS YOU THAT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THREE OR FOUR OBJECTIVES, THREE OR FOUR GOALS, AND THOSE GOALS ARE, ARE WE GOING TO TACKLE IN LOW TO MODERATE INCOME AREAS, BLIGHT, OR ARE WE GOING TO IMPROVE THE FACILITY INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE AREA SUCH

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AS ALLEYS AND STREETS AND THOSE TYPES OF ELEMENTS.

SO IT REALLY TELLS THE STORY ULTIMATELY WHAT WE, AS THE CITY OF ROWLETT, IN TERMS OF OUR CBDG PROGRAM.

THE NUTS AND BOLTS WILL BE THE TRUE MECHANISM IN TERMS OF THE ALLOCATION AND THE ANNUAL ACTION.

IF THAT MAKES ANY SENSE. >> IT DOES TO ME.

THANK YOU. I JUST WONDERED, FROM OUR LAST FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, WERE WE PRETTY MUCH ON TRACK WITH THAT? DID WE HAVE TO DO ANY KIND OF MAJOR CHANGES TO IT? I WOULD THINK MAYBE WE DID SOME

FROM THE TORNADO. >> I CAN HELP WITH THAT.

SO, I WOULD AGREE THAT WE WERE PRETTY MUCH ON TRACK.

THE ON SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS THAT WERE NEEDED WERE WHEN WE HAD SOME REMAINING BALANCES OVER PROJECTS AND WE WANTED TO GO INTO A DIFFERENT PROJECT CATEGORY.

WE HAD TO DO AN AMENDMENT THAT'S A REQUIREMENT OF HUD, IF YOU END A PROJECT AND START A NEW PROJECT OF A DIFFERENT TYPE, WE HAD TO DO A SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT.

AND THEN ALSO, BASED ON SOME OF THE CHANGES IN THE CENSUS, OUR DATA REGARDING LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS, ONE OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE WERE FUNDED FOR INELIGIBLE AND WE HAD TAKE A MINUTE, REPROGRAM THE FUNDS AND THAT REQUIRED AN ESSENTIAL AMENDMENT. SO IT WAS PRETTY WELL ON TRACK.

>> OKAY. MANUL, YOU'LL GIVE US GUIDANCE ON YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THAT CONSOLIDATED PLAN?

>> SURE. OF COURSE, WE WILL HAVE THAT PUBLIC HEARING COMPONENT TO TALK ABOUT THAT WHEN WE GET TO THAT POINT. I HAVE CONSTRUCTED, I BELIEVE, WE HIT ALL THE OBJECTIVES STIPULATED BY HUD.

SOME GUIDANCE THAT I AND MY TEAM ARE SEEKING FROM COUNCIL IS, HOW DO WE WANT TO DISTRIBUTE OR ALLOCATE PUBLIC FACILITIES, FOR EXAMPLE. AND WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS TO MAYBE HAVE THAT CONVERSATION A LITTLE BIT JUST BECAUSE IT IS A DIFFERENT ERA AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT, AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR PUBLIC INFORMATION TO ASK ANY 3 -

QUESTIONS. >> ON THE CB FUNDS, THEY'RE SUBJECT TO THE 80% AMI ALSO, IS THAT CORRECT?

>> I'M SORRY, I COULDN'T HEAR YOUR QUESTION.

>> CDBG COVID RELATED FUNDS ARE SUBJECT TO THE 80% OF AMI ALSO,

IS THAT CORRECT? >> CORRECT.

>> I LOOKED AWAY AND I DON'T KNOW IF BROWNIE OR WHITNEY RAISED THEIR HAND FIRST. I APOLOGIZE.

>> DOESN'T MATTER. ONE OF US.

>> GO AHEAD, BROWNIE. >> I THINK THIS QUESTION'S BEEN ASKED. IT'S BEEN ASKED BEFORE.

IT'S BEEN AWHILE. I'M OLD AND NORMAL THE ANSWER.

BUT ON THE MAP, THERE IS A LARGE PORTION OF WATER VIEW THAT'S IN THE GOLD AREA. WHY IS THAT? BECAUSE WATER VIEW IS KIND OF AN EXPENSIVE NEIGHBORHOOD, GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES. WHY IS IT IN THE GOLD AREA?

>> I CAN TELL YOU THAT THAT AREA IS BASED ON BLOCKS AND NOT ENTIRE CENSUS TRACTS. IT'S BASED ON DATA PRESENTED TO THE CITY BY HUD AND THOSE CENSUS BOUNDARIES ARE ALSO PROVIDED BY THE CENSUS AND IT'S ALL DATA THAT WE TURNED INTO A MAP FORM.

SO I DON'T KNOW SPECIFICALLY WHY.

I CAN JUST TELL YOU THAT IS THE DATA PROVIDED BY HUD THAT TELLS US WHICH AREAS OF THE CITY ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FUNDING, IF IT'S A PROJECT BASED ON THE AREAS THERE.

>> AND BROWNIE, JUST LOOK AT THAT MAP.

IT ALSO INCLUDES THE UMBRELLA AREA.

IT'S NOT JUST ONE BLOCK. THAT MEANS THAT AT A MINIMUM, 28% OF ALL THE RESIDENTS IN THAT AREA, THAT BLOCK GROUP, MEET THE LOW TO MODERATE INCOME CRITERIA THRESHOLD.

>> OKAY. THAT MAKES SENSE.

THAT MAKES SENSE. THANK YOU.

>> WHITNEY? >> SINCE WE LEASHING AT A FIVE YEAR PLAN, A NEW FIVE YEAR PLAN, IS THERE ANY THOUGHT TO CHANGING DIRECTIONS THAT FROM THE PAST FIVE YEARS?

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ARE THERE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS THAT WE MIGHT HAVE THAT WE WANT TO LOOK AT THAT? I REALIZE WE'RE STILL LOOKING AT PUBLIC COMMENT ON THAT, BUT I'M WONDERING IF THERE'S ANY DIRECTION THAT WILL BE COMING FROM YOU, MANUL OR JO, FOR OTHER THINGS THAT MAY MAKE SENSE, ESPECIALLY GIVEN COVID, WHETHER MAYBE SOME OTHER DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROGRAMS THAT WE MAY WANT TO

ADD INTO THAT FIVE-YEAR PROGRAM. >> THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN LANING.

THAT WAS SOMETHING WE STARTED THINKING ABOUT? WHERE ARE WE? WE ARE DEALING WITH COVID-19.

WE ALSO HAVE TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THAT THE FUNDING THAT WE AT THE CITY RECEIVE IS NOT VERY LARGE.

AND SO THE ELEMENT IN TERMS OF BEING, LOOKING AT DEMOGRAPHICS OR LOOKING AT AREAS THAT DO QUALIFY FOR SOME INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT I THINK IS LIKELY THE BEST ROUTE TO FOLLOW.

THAT BEING SAID, WE'RE ALL HOPEFUL THAT THERE MIGHT BE A SECOND ROUND OF CDBG FUNDING THAT WE MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE FOR, TOO, AS WE MOVE FORWARD. WE HAVE CDBG COVID ALLOCATED TO TACKLING COVID AND DIFFERENT ELEMENTS THAT WE CAN USE OR DIFFERENT CRITERIA WE CAN USE TO USE THOSE FUNDS FOR.

REALLY, WE'VE ALSO GOT, FOR INSTANCE, PUBLIC SERVICES, LIVE MESSAGE THAT WE'VE FUNDED IN THE PAST.

THAT IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT AS WELL.

AGAIN, WE'VE GOT OTHER OPPORTUNITIES, FOR INSTANCE, WITH OTHER SERVICES THAT CONDUCT OR PERFORM FUNCTIONS.

WE'VE ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE SOME AMENDMENTS DONE TO YOUR CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND OUR ANNUAL ACTION PLAN.

WE MOVED MONEY IN THE DIRECTION FOR COVID PURPOSES.

SO I THINK, YOU KNOW, JUST GIVEN THAT IT'S, YOU KNOW -- GIVEN THAT IT'S $277,000, THAT'S NOT VERY MUCH THAT WE CAN USE TO LOOK AT A LARGER AREA, FOR EXAMPLE.

BUT THERE IS OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT AS

WELL. >> JUST ONE MORE COMMENT.

THERE WAS A TIME SOME YEARS AGO WHERE THE CITY HAS SPENT MOST OF ITS MONEY ON IMPROVEMENTS AND WE WANTED TO KIND OF SET ASIDE SOME MONEY FOR RESIDENTIAL REHAB AND SOME OTHER CRITERIA.

AND WE DID THAT FOR A FEW YEARS. BUT WHAT WE FOUND IS JUST THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN TO RUN THOSE KIND OF PROGRAMS FOR SUCH A SMALL ALLOTMENT IS JUST REALLY, REALLY HARD.

AT THAT POINT COUNCIL MADE THE STRATEGY DECISION THAT IT WOULD CONTINUE TO USE THE CDBG MONEY FOR IMPROVEMENTS PARTICULARLY IN THOSE BLOCK AREAS, CENSUS BLOCKS, THAT WE CAN, AND THEN USE OTHER SOURCES OF MONEY THAT WE TRIED TO USE FOR THAT, SUCH AS HOUSING REHAB, SALVATION ARMY, OTHER THINGS AND THEN PAY FOR THAT OUT OF A DIFFERENT BUCKET WHERE WE DON'T HAVE QUITE AS MANY RESTRICTIONS. AND SO MY SUGGESTION WOULD BE THAT WE WOULD CONTINUE THAT STRATEGY AND THAT IF WE MAKE ANY CHANGES TO THAT, WE MAKE IT ON THE GEO FUND SIDE RATHER THAN

THE CBDG FUND. >> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I'D LIKE TO THINK ABOUT BETWEEN NOW AND WHEN WE NEED TO MAKE A DECISION FUNDING SIDEWALK INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS FOR -- AT THE 100% LEVEL, NOT THE 50/50 MATCH LEVEL FOR AREAS IN TOWN THAT NEED THAT, THAT ARE IN QUALIFYING TRACTS.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE A REALLY, REALLY POTENTIALLY GOOD USE OF THOSE FUNDS AND HELP US WITH INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROVIDE DIRECT BENEFIT TO PEOPLE WHO NEED THAT HELP.

IT'S HARD FOR US TO DO BIG INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, BUT WE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE ON SOME NEIGHBORHOODS BY LOOKING AT SIDEWALKS OR WALLS THAT ARE FALLING DOWN, ETC.

PARDON ME? >> IS THERE OPPORTUNITY TO CONSTRUCT NEW SIDEWALKS OR IS IT JUST REFURB OR RECONSTRUCT, CURRENT? BECAUSE I KNOW THERE'S AREAS

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WHERE THERE'S NOT SAFE TRAVEL TO SCHOOL FROM THERE BEING NO SIDEWALKS ACROSS OUR CITY. I'M NOT SURE IF THAT'S A

QUALIFYING EXPENDITURE. >> IT IS.

YOU CAN REFURBISH OR DO NEW. THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA IS

REALLY BASED ON THE LOCATION. >> OKAY.

>> I WAS THINKING ABOUT OUR SENIORS.

IN THAT WE HAVE A NUMBER OF SENIOR HEAVILY POPULATED SENIOR AREAS IN THE CITY, INCLUDING FACILITIES, ENTIRE FACILITIES NOW THAT MAY NEED SOME OF THAT CONNECTIVITY ASSISTANCE TO GET THEM FROM POINT A TO POINT B WITH SIDEWALKS.

THAT MAY BE SOMETHING TO LOOK AT TO SEE IF IT'S BENEFICIAL.

>> I HAVE A FEELING IT'S LOW STAFF RESOURCES BECAUSE IT COULD BE CONTRACTED OUT. IT'S BIG BENEFITS AND IT'S TARGETED TO A POPULATION THAT NEEDS THAT ASSISTANCE.

AND KIND OF MEETS OUR DESIRE TO CONTINUE THE SIDEWALK PROGRAM, BUT TO FOCUS IT ON THOSE THAT NEED IT.

>> YEAH. I REALLY LIKE THAT.

>> SO, JUST TO SEEK SOME CLARIFICATION, ARE WE ALL SAYING THEN, LOOKING AT THE PUBLIC FACILITY FUNDS AND HAVING TWO OPTIONS, ALLEYS AND SIDEWALKS, FOR EXAMPLE?

>> I DON'T KNOW. THE ON REASON WE ALLOCATE ALLEYS TO THAT CATEGORY IS BECAUSE WE USE GENERAL FUND MONEY THAT MATCHES THAT AMOUNT TO HELP US WITH UTILITY ASSISTANCE AND HOUSING REHAB THROUGH SALVATION ARMY AND THROUGH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. SO, I MEAN, I THINK IT'S JUST A DECISION WE HAVE TO MAKE. WE'VE ALL BEEN INVOLVED IN MAKING THE UTILITY ASSISTANCE DECISIONS.

WE'VE ALL BEEN INVOLVED IN MAKING THE HABITAT DECISIONS.

WE JUST HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT THE SIDEWALK THING YET, SO I WANTED TO BRING THAT UP. EVERY SINGLE TIME I TALK ABOUT THIS, WE'RE NOT USING CDBG FUNDS TO FUND ALLEYS, WE'RE USING CDBG FUNDS TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO UTILITY ASSISTANCE AND HOUSING REHAB AND WE'RE JUST USING THOSE THROUGH GENERAL FUND DOLLARS.

I KNOW THAT'S A HARD CONVERSATION SOMETIMES TO HAVE.

WE WANTED TO GET OUT OF THE GAME OF USING CDBG FUNDS TO FUND ALLEYS. THAT'S WHY WE MATCH THE GENERAL FUND DOLLARS FOR REAL PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. MY KIND OF VIEW OF SIDEWALKS IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW? THE CITY HAS TO FUND ALLEY REPAIR THROUGH TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

SIDEWALK REPAIR.SPONSIBLE FOR - TO ME, THAT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT SCENARIO. WE'RE PROVIDING DIRECT ASSISTANCE TO RESIDENTS IN A SIDEWALK PROGRAM.

>> AND SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE IN THOSE AREAS CANNOT AFFORD THE

50/50 PLAN. >> YES.

THERE ARE DEFINITELY OPPORTUNITY AREAS.

I REALLY LIKE FOR THIS REASON, TAMMY, THAT WE CAN LAY A LOT MORE SIDEWALKS THAN ALLEYS AND HELP A LOT MORE PEOPLE.

>> REALLY HELP SOME NEIGHBORHOODS.

>> YEAH. BUT WE NEED PUBLIC INPUT.

WE NEED TO HEAR IT FROM THE PUBLIC.

I JUST WANTED TO BRING THAT UP TO START THINKING ABOUT.

>> I WOULD SAY IT'S A SAFETY ISSUE, TOO, BECAUSE WHEN THOSE SIDEWALKS ARE TORN UP, I MEAN, KIDDOS FALL OFF THEIR BIKES BECAUSE THEY HIT A HOLE OR THEY END UP OUT IN THE STREET BECAUSE IT'S NOT NAVIGATABLE ON THOSE SIDEWALKS.

I WOULD BE 100% BEHIND LOOKING INTO THAT.

I LOVE IT. >> I LOVE IT, TOO, BECAUSE THERE ARE SENIORS THAT HAVE THOSE MOTORIZED VEHICLES, WHATEVER YOU CALL THEM. I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU CALL THEM.

BUT THEY HAVE THEM. THEY HAVE TO GO OUT IN THE STREET. THAT'S KIND OF MESSED UP.

IF THE SIDEWALK IS MESSED UP, THE STREET IS MESSED UP, HOW CAN

THEY GET AROUND? >> NOT JUST SENIORS, BUT ANYONE THAT HAS MOBILITY ISSUES NEED SIDE

SIDEWALKS. >> GIVE ME AN IDEA WHAT THE 50/50 PLAN, HOW MUCH DOES THE OWNER PAY?

>> 50%. >> I KNOW.

GIVE ME A NUMBER. WHAT IS THAT?

HOW MUCH IS THAT? >> GARY IS ON HERE.

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I THINK HE GAVE ME THIS NUMBER. GARY, CAN YOU HELP CHIME IN ON THAT, WHAT IT TAKES TO DO ONE ALLEY? OR SIDEWALK? OKAY.

HE MAY NOT BE ON. BROWNIE, WE'VE SEEN NUMBERS OF LIKE $4,000 TO $5,000 SOMETIMES. SO ROUGHLY HALF OF THAT COULD BE

ABOUT $2500 OR SO. >> OR MORE?

>> DEPENDING ON WHETHER THERE'S MORE SIDEWALK.

THE ONE THING THAT I WANT TO REMIND EVERYBODY, I UNDERSTAND IT HAS NOT BEEN A DEMAND THAT'S FAR EXCEEDED OUR ALLOTMENT EVERY YEAR, BUT WE ARE THE ONES THAT QUALIFY FOR SIDEWALK -- THE SIDEWALK HAS TO BE BROKEN IN SUCH A WAY THAT THERE IS -- IN OTHER WORDS, IT CAN'T JUST BE IN DISREPAIR.

IT HAS TO BE IN DISREPAIR IN SUCH A LEVEL THAT WE WOULD REQUIRE THE HOMEOWNER TO FIX THAT.

THAT'S WHERE WE GENERALLY HAVE BEEN SHARING THAT COST.

>> I GUARANTEE THERE'S LOTS OF SIDEWALKS AROUND TOWN THAT QUALIFY THAT WE'RE NOT ENFORCING.

>> RIGHT. >> MY REASON FOR ASKING THAT WAS TO SAY, YOU KNOW, WITH THAT MONEY, WE COULD PROBABLY FIX A LOT OF SIDEWALKS. $2500, $3,000 PER SIDEWALK OUT OF THAT. WE COULD DO A LOT OF GOOD I

THINK WITH THAT. >> AND I DON'T KNOW IF RETAINING WALLS WOULD ALSO BE AN AREA. I DON'T WANT TO GET IN THE BUSINESS OF OTHER PEOPLE'S PRIVATE BUSINESS.

>> ARE RETAINING WALLS ALSO OWNER RESPONSIBILITY?

>> SOMETIMES -- >> SOMETIMES THE HOA.

SOMETIME THEY'RE OURS, TOO. >> I THINK IT'S MUCH MORE PROBLEMATIC. I'M JUST SAYING -- ANYWAY.

>> WE HAVE A GENERAL FUND ALLOCATION FOR THE -- I THINK WE

DO, DON'T WE? >> WE DO.

WE HAVE A MAINTENANCE FUND. IT MIGHT BE $175,000 A YEAR.

THAT'S JUST OUR WALL. IT'S NOT A COST SHARING ISSUE.

>> THAT'S CITY WALLS, NOT PRIVATE OWNED WALLS.

WHITNEY, YOU HAVE YOUR HAND UP? YOU HAVE TO SHOW YOUR FACE IF

YOU'RE GOING TO RAISE YOUR HAND. >> YES, MAYOR.

WE DO THE PAYMENT PLANS FOR THOSE 5050 SIDEWALK PROGRAMS AND I JUST ASK, IT AVERAGES ABOUT $1200 PER PAYMENT PLAN THAT WE WORK WITH THE CITIZENS FOR ON THOSE.

>> MAYOR, THAT WOULD PUT IT LIKE $2500 OR SO TO DO IT TO BROWNIE'S POINT. HALF OF THAT WOULD BE THE HOMEOWNER AND HALF OF THAT WOULD BE US.

>> THANK YOU. WELCOME, MATT.

GLAD YOU COULD JOIN US. EVERYTHING OKAY?

>> ALL GOOD. >> OKAY.

>> WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT FROM US RIGHT NOW?

>> I THINK WE'VE GOTTEN SOME GOOD FEED BACK.

WE HAVE ANOTHER PUBLIC MEETING, WHICH WE WILL HAVE WITH OUR RESIDENTS. IF WE HEAR ANY COMMENTARY BACK WE'LL BRING IT TO YOU AT THE PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 4TH.

ALL TAKING EVERYTHING INTO ADVISEMENT, OBVIOUSLY, WE WILL SIT DOWN WITH THE CITY MANAGER, BRIAN, LOOK AT EVERYTHING, EVALUATE EVERYTHING AND THEN WE WILL HAVE OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE IT WILL BE A PUBLIC HEARING ITEM ON AUGUST 4TH TO HEAR COMMENTARY FROM THE COMMUNITY OR CITIZENS. HOPEFULLY, WE'LL BE MAKING FORWARD PROVEMENT WITH THIS PROGRAM.

>> OKAY. THERE'S ONE THING I WOULD ASK.

BRIAN, IT MIGHT BE YOU HELPING FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THIS.

WHAT I DO WANT TO HAPPEN -- WE GET TO THE AUGUST 4TH MEETING AND WE DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA OF HOW TO ALLOCATE THE CURRENT FUNDS. WE NEED TO BRING A RECOMMENDATION FORWARD. WHITNEY, ARE YOU STILL HERE? I DON'T SEE HIS FACE. I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S A SITUATION WHERE WE COULD HAVE THE COAD LOOK AT HOW MUCH TO USE FOR CARES FUNDING. I JUST DON'T WANT TO COME TO THE AUGUST 4TH MEETING AND WE'RE ALL LOOKING AT EACH OTHER GOING, HOW

DO WE USE THESE CURRENT FUNDS? >> I HEAR YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU. >> OKAY.

>> ALL RIGHT. I HAVE A BUNCH OF PASTORS LOOKING AT ME. HEY, GUYS.

ARE ONE OF YOU GIVING THE INVOCATION TONIGHT?

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I GOT A BUNCH OF PASTOR HIATT'S. LAURA?

>> THEY ARE NOT. >> OKAY.

>> ALL RIGHT. COUNCIL, IT IS 7:31.

WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A FOUR MINUTE BREAK.

EVERYBODY JUST STAY ONLINE. WE'LL RECONVENE AT 7:35.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.