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>>> TODAY WE ARE FACING AN HISTORIC EVENT. WHAT IS IN FACT WE'RE SEEING THE IMPORTANCE AND INSTITUTION OF NEVER BEFORE WE THOUGHT BEFORE THIS PANDEMIC.

IF GOD HAS PUT US IN THE POSITION TO GUIDE OUR PEOPLE AND OUR FAMILY WE MUST QUIP OURSELVES HOW WILL WE DO THAT? WE ARE FACING AN HISTORICAL EVENTS.

EVEN THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH I WILL NOT WORRY.

YOU ARE WITH ME. YOUR READY AND STAFF COMFORT ME. NUMBER TWO WE ARE CALLED TO TEACH AND DO JUSTICE IN PSALM 112, VERSE 6 IT MENTIONED, GOD WILL COME TO HIM WHO IS GENEROUS AND CONDUCTS HIS AFFAIRS WITH JUSTICE. SURELY WE NEVER BE SHAKE AND WHO IS A RIGHTEOUS PERSON ROB REMEMBERED FOREVER. NUMBER THREE, LET GOD BE GOD.

KNOW GOD'S PLANS. HE LOVES US. AS A FATHER, HE WANTS THE BEST FOR US JEREMIAH 289:11 IT SAYS, "I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU DECLARES THE LORD.

PLANS TO PROSPER -- TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU, PLANS TO GIVE YOU HOPE AND A FUTURE." THIS IS WHAT GOD IS OFFERING FOR YOU TODAY. WOULD YOU WANT TO ACCEPT IT? LET US PRAY. HEAVENLY FATHER, THANK YOU FOR OUR NATIONAL STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS AND ALL THOSE WHO MAKE EFFORTS TO GUIDE US IN THE MIDST OF THIS PANDEMIC.

LET THEM, AS THEY DETERMINE THE BEST WAY TO OBTAIN THE BEST RESULT FOR OUR LIVES AND OUR COUNTRY. AND ACHIEVE PHYSICAL, EMOTION AND SPIRITUAL HEALING IF AND WHEN ALL THIS PASSES, HELP US TO HAVE A GRATEFUL HEART AND START A NEW LIFE THAT PLEASES YOU.

BECAUSE YOU ARE THE KINGDOM AND THE POWER AND THE GLORY FOREVER. AMEN.

>> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

HONOR THE TEXAS FLAG. I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO TEXAS ONE STATE UNDER GOD, ONE

INDIVISIBLE. >> PLEASE CALL THE ROLE? >> COMMISSIONER INNINGSALS BY.

>> HERE. >> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> HERE.

>> COMMISSIONERS SMITH. >> HERE. >> COMMISSIONER JONES.

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> HERE. >> AND NOW WE GO ON TO OUR

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PUBLIC COMMENTS SECTION. THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO HAVE SUBMITTED A PUBLIC PARTICIPATION WITNESS FORM WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK ON NONAGENDA RELATED TOPICS.

UNFORTUNATELY NO ACTION MAY BE TAKEN BY THE COURT DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS AS WE ARE EXPECTED NOT

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TO RESPOND. ANY QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN AS RHETORICAL ALL COMMENTS ARE OPINIONS OF THE SPEAKER AND NOT MEANT TO BE NECESSARY CONSTRUED AS TRUTH.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS AND LANGUAGE CIVIL AND RESPECTFUL OF OR YOU WILL FORFEIT THE REMAINDER OF YOUR TIME. IN THE SPIRIT OF RESPECT, PLEASE SILENCE YOUR CELL PHONES.

I HAVE FIRST UP TO SPEAK MR. RODRIGO AMAYA. >> THANK YOU JUDGE, COMMISSIONERS. TODAY I WANTED TO -- LAST WEEK'S COURT REALLY MADE ME HAPPY.

I WANTED TO THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS. Y'ALL WERE ASKING QUESTIONS OF THE EMERGENCY OFFICE COORDINATOR THAT REALLY PERTAINED AND REALLY SHOWED ME THAT Y'ALL REALLY CARE ABOUT Y'ALL'S COUNTY AND CONSTITUENTS. THE THING THAT CONCERNED ME WAS THE I DON'T KNOWS AND I BELIEVES FROM THE INDIVIDUALS RESPONSIBLE TO COME UP WITH THESE PLANS AND RESPOND IN WAYS THAT WE FEEL THAT THEY ARE COMPETENT TO DO WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING. THERE'S A LOT OF I DON'T KNOWS AND I BELIEVE, AND I'LL CHECK, AND I'M NOT CLEAR. THAT SHOULDN'T BE COMING OUT OF THEIR MOUTH.

THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO GIVE Y'ALL ANSWERS THAT MAKE YOU COMFORTABLE IN US, TOO, THAT THEY HAVE GOT OUR BEST INTEREST IN MIND. AGAIN I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL.

-- BEEN TALKING THAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING A PHENOMENAL JOB. ONE OF THE THINGS I LIVE BY IS I LOVE PEOPLE WOULD COMPLIMENT FOLKS BUT I'D RATHER SEE IT WITH THEIR ACTIONS.

WE STILL HAVE A CITIZEN FILE OPEN RECORD REQUEST ON SOMETHING SIMPLE.

STILL HAS NOT GOTTEN THATS. WE DON'T KNOW WHY. ONLY THE COUNCIL'S OFFICE KNOWS FOR SURE. I VISITED AROUND SEVERAL COUNTIES HERE IN THE AREA, SOME OF THEM WERE REALLY -- THEY REALLY IMPRESSED ME WITH THEIR FEEDBACK.

THERE'S A COUNTY EMERGENCY COORDINATOR THAT'S GOT THE MILITARY COMING THOO THEIR COMMUNITY TO HELP OUT WITH THOSE -- COMING INTO THEIR COMMUNITY TO HELP OUT WITH THE COVID TECHTSS. HE WAS UPSET. HE WAS GOING TO BE UPSET THAT IF A LARGE NUMBER OF CITIZENS SHOWED UP -- THE MILITARY PROVIDED THESE TESTS FOR FREE.

HE WAS GOING TO BE UPSET IF NOBODY SHOWED UP. THAT'S HOW DEDICATED HE IS TO THE OFFICE. THOSE KIND OF THINGS IMPRESS ME. I WANT TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU.

THERE ARE MEN AND AGENCIES OUT THERE DOING AN EXCEPTIONAL JOB. I HOPE Y'ALL DO THE SAME THE FOLKS IN CHARGE OF THE OFFICE HERE BECAUSE OUR CITIZENS REALLY DO DESERVE THE VERY BEST THAT

YOU ALL CAN OFFER. THE. >> THANK YOU.

NEXT UP WE HAVE MR. DAN LYON. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE BECERRA AND COMMISSIONERS.

SOMETIME AGO HAYS COUNTY WAS SHAKEN DOWN FOR SOME MONEY BY ONE OF THE MULTITUDE OF AGENCIES THAT WHICH ALLEGEDLY PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT. WE WERE TOLD THAT WE WERE WITHIN 1% OF BEING OUT OF COMPLIANCE WITH AIR QUALITY STANDARDS IN HAYS COUNTY.

MIRACULOUSLY WHEN WE PAID A SUM OF MONEY ALL TALK DISAPPEARED. FAST FORWARD TO THE SHUTDOWN LAST MONTH. THE MOST -- ALL RIGHT.

>> SORRY MR. LYON. >> IT'S ALL RIGHT. FAST FORWARD TO THE SHUTDOWN LAST MONTH. THE MOST PROFITABLE NONPROFIT WITHIN 30 MILES I.E. TEXAS STATE STILL HAS ITS SHUTTLE BUSES BARRELING DOWN THE STREETS OF SAN MARCOS WITH ONLY THE DRIVER ABOARD. IF THIS IS TRAINING FOR FUTURE DRIVERS, WHERE IS THE TRAINER? OR COULD IT BE THE TEXAS STATE DOES NOT WANT TO REFUND ANY MONEY PAID FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE? I DON'T KNOW. AT ANY RATE, THIS IS WASTEFUL, UNNECESSARILY DANGEROUS AND CAUSES AIR POLLUTION. I HERE BY ASK THE COURT TO USE ITS INFLUENCE TO SHUT THIS

FOOLISH PRACTICE DOWN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THANK YOU AND FINALLY, WE HAVE MR. SANBRAN. DID I MISS IT? DID IT HAVE A NUMBER?

>> IT MIGHT BE THE AGENDAITE PEOPLE. >> THE ONES THAT HAVE AGENDA

ITEM NUMBERS. DID YOU PUT IN AGENDA ITEM, SIR? >> YES.

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>> OK. SO I WAS GOING TO OPEN THAT ONE AHEAD SO EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE A CHANCE, BUT THIS IS BROKEN UP INTO TWO SECTIONS PUBLIC COMMENTS AND FOR AGENDA ITEMS. THAT'S OK. DON'T WORRY. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SPEAK ON THAT AGENDA ITEM NOW SPECIFIC TO 26 SO YOU CAN LEAVE THE ROOM? BECAUSE I WILL DO THAT FOR YOU.

>> I WAS GOING TO TALK TO -- I WAS THINKING I WAS GOING TO TALK ON AGENDA ITEM 26.

>> THAT'S PERFECT. WE'RE ON POINT THEN. >> WHAT I'M GOING TO DO IS BRING AGENDA ITEM 26 FORWARD, BUT IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WANT TO SAY IT NOW BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A PRESENTATION AND PROCLAMATIONS WILL BE BEFORE I GO STRAIGHT TO THAT AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 26.

IF YOU WANT TO GO DIRECTLY AFTER MR. BRANNAN SO YOU CAN LEAVE THE ROOM THAT'S FINE BUT AFTER THIS SPEAKER WE WILL GO TO PRESENTATIONS AND THEN THAT AGENDA ITEM.

>> OK. >> OK. THAT'S PERFECT.

>> PERFECT. WE'LL DO IT THAT WAY. WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

OK. YES, SIR. >> THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

>> GREETINGS. I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ALREADY THAT THE U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS NOW OFFERED GUIDANCE TO FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TO BEGIN LOOKING AT LOCAL OVERREACH OF MUNICIPALITIES, INCLUDING CITIES AND COUNTIES.

WE DO HAVE A FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT THAT IS NOT RESTRAINED DURING EMERGENCY TIMES.

INCLUDED IN THAT FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT IS THE RIGHT TO PEACEABLY ASSEMBLE, AS WE ARE HERE TODAY, AS WE ARE WHEN WE GO INTO ANY BUSINESS, AS WE ARE WHEN WE GO TO CHURCH, AS WE ARE, YOU, IN OUR DAILY LIVES. THAT IS NOT RESTRICTIVE REGARDLESS OF WHAT THIS COUNTY OR WHAT THE CITY THINKS OF. SO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS GIVEN GUIDANCE TO YOU AS PROSECUTORS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THAT OVERREACH. MY SUGGESTION TO YOU IS REMOVE ALL LOCAL RESTRICTIONS BEYOND WHAT THE GOVERNOR SETS. I'M NOT HAPPY WITH WHAT HE SET BUT REMOVE ALL LOCAL RESTRICTIONS, AS IT APPLIES TO THE PEOPLE OF HAYS COUNTY AND TO STOP THE FEAR MONGERING. I DON'T THINK THAT VIDEOS FROM VACANT PARKING LOTS YOU THAT HELP VACATE SERVE ANY CAUSE IN THIS COUNTY. ALL IT DOES IS REMIND PEOPLE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN WHILE OTHER PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO GO TO WORK, AND WE'RE NOT ABLE TO GO OUT AND EARN A LIVING. AND THAT'S UNFORTUNATE.

WHEN YOUR SECRETARY TAKES A WALK AROUND TOWN AND POVTS ON FACEBOOK THAT -- POSTS ON FACEBOOK THAT VIOLATORS -- PEOPLE VIOLATING THE ORDERS. MY ONLY ADVICE TO YOU WHEN THIS HAPPENED WAS TO WALK HUMBLY AND WE'RE FAILING ON THAT. SO STOP LOOK AT PEOPLE AS SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO CONTROL AND START GOING ABOUT YOUR ORDINARY BUSINESS AND STOP THE FEAR MONGERING. CHANGING TOPICS. IT SOUNDS LIKE WE'VE GOT SOME ROAD BOMBS COMING DOWN THE PIKE. AND I WENT ONLINE TO DO A LITTLE BIT OF RESEARCH TO THE MINUTES AND MARK, MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ME WITH THIS, OR THE DOCTOR IF SHE'S AROUND CAN HELP ME WITH THIS BECAUSE I HAD A HARD TIME SEARCHING THE MINUTES. I WAS LOOKING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CITIZENS COMMITTEE THAT PUT TOGETHER THE 2013 TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

MARK, I'M ASKING FOR YOUR HELP THERE BECAUSE PART OF MY OPPOSITION FOR THOSE ROAD BOMBS ARE TO REMIND PEOPLE THAT WE HAD TWO CONVICTED FELONS THAT WERE SITTING ON THAT CITIZENS COMMITTEE. ONE APPOINTED BY YOU A SEXUAL PREDATOR ANDTH APPOINTED BY WILL CONNALLY WHO WAS CONVICTED OF BRIBERY AND OFFICIAL CORRUPTION AS THE STATE OFFICIAL.

THOSE WERE THE PEOPLE THAT HELPED PUT TOGETHER THE TRANSPORTATION PLAN THAT I BELIEVE WERE NOW STILL WORKING OFF OF, AND THAT NEEDS TO BE CHALLENGED.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, SIR. MA'AM, COULD YOU TELL ME YOUR NAME SO I CAN PULL YOUR PAPER UP SO YOU CAN SPEAK NEXT? IF YOU'LL APPROACH THE PODIUM,

WE'LL GIVE YOU THREE MINUTES. >> GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONERS AND JUDGE "BROAD CITY." I JUST WANTED TO BRIEFLY TALK ABOUT ITEM NUMBER 25, WHICH CLAIMS TO BE A RESOLUTION THAT'S SUPPORTIVE OF FINANCIAL RELIEF, TAX RELIEF. I READ THE RESOLUTION AND IT DEALS SOLELY WITH APPRAISALS. STATE OF FACT, THERE ARE TWO FACTS REGARDING APPRAISALS AND HOW THEY WORK IN THE STATE OF TEXAS REGARDING PROPERTY TAXES. THE PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM IS STRUCTURED SO ELECTED OFFICIALSS YOURSELVES, YOU WOULD ONLY -- AND ONLY YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TAXES THAT ARE LEVIED TO THE TAXPAYERS. IN THIS CASE THE COUNTY.

SAME WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD. WE CAN WIPE OUT THE 8% INCREASE IN APPRAISALS TODAY AND THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT OUR TAXES WILL NOT INCREASE BECAUSE THE WAY THE SYSTEM WORKS IS THAT IN THE SUMMER THERE'S A BUDGET PROCESS. THE BUDGET HAS ARRIVED AT AND

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THEN IN JULY THE TAXING ENTITIES SUCH AS THIS RECEIVED THE APPRALS -- APPRAISAL ROLES.

LOOK AT THE APPRAISALS AND THE BUDGETS AT ONCE AND ADOPT A TAX RATE.

THAT DETERMINES WHETHER OR NOT OUR TAXES INCREASE, DECREASE, OR REMAIN FLAT YEAR TO YEAR.

THE APPRAISAL ASK NOT. JUDGE BECERRA, IN ALL HONESTY I'M A REPUBLICAN AND I VOTED FOR JUDGE BECERRA AND THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THAT HE ACKNOWLEDGED HE UNDERSTOOD THE PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM AND WOULD BE TRANSPARENT THAT IT WAS THIS BODY THAT DETERMINES OUR TAXES, NOT THE APPRAISALS. I JUST -- I'M MORE -- A MORE BOLD MOVE WOULD BE TO GO AGAINST TML WHO I BELIEVE IS LOBBYING THE STATE TO HAVE THE ROLLBACK RATE GO BACK TO 8% RATHER THAN THE 3% THAT WAS PUT INTO LAW BY THE 2019 LAW. THE TML IS ASKING THAT THIS PANDEMIC BE THE EXCEPTION TO ROLL US BACK TO 8% ROLLBACK RATE.

THAT SUN ACCEPTABLE. PLEASE DO THAT. DO NOT STATE -- THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE. PLEASE DO THAT. APPRAISALS DO NOTHING.

THIS BOARD, YOU DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT MY TAXES INCREASE, DECREASE OR STAY FLAT.

THE APPRAISALS ARE ONLY USED TO ALLOCATE THOSE LEVIED TAXES AMONGST TAXPAYERS.

THAT IS IT. THE APPRAISAL BOARD HAS NOING AUTHORITY WHATSOEVER AND ALL OF YOU KNOW THIS. AND WE STILL SEE IT PUSHING BONDS, PUSHING SPENDING.

OUR TAXES GO UP BECAUSE OF BONDS AND SPENDING, NOT BECAUSE OF APPRAISALS.

SO PLEASE BE HONEST ABOUT THIS. I ALSO, YOU KNOW, SAW THAT THERE WAS A THING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, 2020 ELECTIONS AND I KNOW YOU'RE IN FAVOR OF THE MAIL-IN. I CAN'T SUPPORT MAIL-IN WHILE WE HAVE MISS ANDERSON AND THE OFFICE UNLESS WE HAVE A FULL DETAILED MEETINGS OUTLINING WHAT HAS CHANGED IN THE LAST TWO OR THREE YEARS. I DON'T TRUST IT.

I DON'T EVEN TRUST THE SYSTEM WE HAVE NOW, AND I KNOW THAT OTHERS DO NOT AS WELL.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM. MR. CUTLER, I JUST WANT TO DOUBLECHECK. YOU WANT TO SPEAK AT THE ITEM? OR DO YOU WANT TO SPEAK NOW? THE CHOICE IS YOURS. OK. YOUR NAME SIR?

>> LUIS PARKS. >> LUIS PARKS, IF YOU'LL PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM AND WE'LL

GIVE YOUR THREE MINUTES. >> GOOD MORNING JUDGE BECERRA AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK AND THANK YOU FOR DOING THE WORK OF THE COUNTY UNDER THESE DIFFICULT CONDITIONS. I'M LUIS PARKS INTEREST WIMBERLEY.

I'M CHAIR OF CITIZENS ALLIANCE FOR RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OR CARD.

OUR GROUP IS CONCERNED WITH ALL THAT AFFECTS THE HEALTH OF WESTERN HAYS COUNTY WITH A FOCUS ON WATER. WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THIS COURT'S RECENT EFFORTS FIGHTING OUTSIDE COMPANIES TRYING TO TAKE OR SPOIL OUR WATER. WE WANT TO ASK YOU TWO BASIC THINGS TODAY. FIRST, THE SUPPORT THROUGH THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION OR ANY OTHER WAY OF POSTPONEMENT OF THE CAMPO 2045 PLANNED VOTE MAY 4TH TO ALLOW TIME FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION, ORGANIZATION, AND COMMENT ON THE PROPOSALS. MUCH OF WHAT THEY ARE DECIDING ON WAS LAID OUT YEARS AGO AND MOST PEOPLE THE COUNTY, INCLUDING ME, LOST TRACK OF ALL THIS. IN ADDITION, IT APPEARS THE NEED FOR MANY OF THE NEW ROAD AND EXPANSIONS ARE BASED ON EXTREME AND UNLIKELY GROWTH FORECAST. LET'S HOPE SO.

THE PUBLIC THAT IS HERE NOW SHOULD HAVE BEEN PUT ON ALL OF THIS.

SECOND, WE THINK A NUMBER OF SPECIFIC ROADS AND ENLARGEMENTS ON THE CURRENT PLAN ARE A LITTLE NUTS. UNLESS THEY WERE DESIGNED TO MAKE DEVELOPERS GIDDY AND TURN WESTERN HAYS COUNTY INTO A WALL TO BALL DEVELOPMENT. WE HOPE TO SEE SEVERAL OF THESE REMOVED. MANY MY OWN HOMETOWN THERE'S A NEW ROAD WEST SIDE OF WOMEN BERLE AND ALSO THERE -- WIMBERLEY AND THERE'S A QUESTIONABLE EXPANSION OF THE LOOP OF WINTER MILLS PARKWAY INTO FOUR LANES. I OCCASIONALLY BIKE THAT ROAD MYSELF BECAUSE THERE IS SO LITTLE TRAFFIC ON THE TWO LANES. MY QUESTION IS, IF THEY BUILD ALL THESE ROADS AND BRING ALL THE PEOPLE, WHERE WILL THE WATER COME FROM? RATHER THAN PAVING OVER THE AQUIFER CONTRIBUTING ZONES FOR CONCRETE AND ROAD DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL FOLLOW, IT WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER TO SPEND SOME OF THAT TREMENDOUS COST TO PROTECT HAYS COUNTY'S NATURAL ASSETS AND STILL HAVE MONEY TO USE ON, FOR EXAMPLE, THE SAN MARCOS AREA WITH ITS BOOMING INFRASTRUCTURE THAT CAN EXPAND TO IT. FOR MANY YEARS THE GROWTH PLAN TRANSPORTS DEVELOPMENT ALONG I-35, U.S. 290, U.S. 281. AT THE SAME TIME RESTRICTING HEAVY TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT AND UNSUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN THE CENTER OF THAT AREA.

YES, THE GOAL OF THE PLAN IS TO KEEP WEST HAYS COUNTY FULL OF OPEN SPACE AND BEAUTY BUT GROWTH

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IN THAT AREA WOULD CREATE GREAT PROBLEMS WITH INFRASTRUCTURE AND WATER SUPPLY.

THE MONEY COULD BE MUCH MORE USEFUL WHERE THERE WERE MORE RESOURCES WHERE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT WERE SEEN AS IMPROVEMENT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTIONED

PLEASE BE SAFE. >> THANK YOU, SIR. WOULD YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA

[1. Update from the County Judge and staff regarding the Local Disaster Declaration and COVID-19. Possible discussion and action may follow. BECERRA]

ITEM NUMBER ONE? >> NUMBER ONE. COUNTY BOARD REGARDING THE LOCAL DECLARATION COVID-19. POSSIBLE DISCUSSION AND ACTION MADE FOLLOW.

>> AND WE HAVE ONE PERSON SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER ONE, MR. RODRIGO AMAYA.

>> THANK YOU, JUDGE, COMMISSIONERS. ON THIS AGENDA ITEM, JUST WANTED TO AGAIN REITERATE WHAT I SAID DURING MY CITIZENS COMMENTS. THERE'S A GUY THAT'S IN CHARGE IN THE COVID RESPONSE COUNTY NEARBY. IF COMMISSIONER PRECINCT ONE OR COMMISSIONER SHELL. LIKE IED BEFORE, THERE NEEDS TO BE A BETTER JOB BECAUSE OF FOLKS IN CHARGE OF THIS OR NOT DOING IT. MR. BRANNAN CAME UP HERE AND TALKED ABOUT FEAR MONGERING OR PROMOTING. THAT IS SO WRONG ON MANY LEVELS.

I WAS IN HURRICANE RITA IN AS A TROOPER. I WAS SENT UP TO TEXAS.

I GOT TO SEE THE CHAOS FIRSTHAND. AND COUPLE OF WIG WAGS ON CARS.

THAT DOESN'T QUALIFY YOU TO BE HERE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. SO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER ONE IS OPEN AND IT'S AN UPDATE ON COVID-19 ISSUES. THE FIRST THING I'D LIKE TO START WITH AS POINT OF CLARIFICATION, THERE ARE NO ORDERS PUT OUT BY THE COUNTY SPECIFICALLY TO FALL IN LINE WITH WHAT THE GOVERNOR IS DOING. OUR GOAL HAS AND CONTINUES TO BE UNIFORMITY IN THE WAY WE PUT OUT INFORMATION. AND I REGULARLY SPEAK TO ALL THE MAYORS OF THE COUNTY AND CITY MANAGERS, AND MAYOR PRO TEMS AND OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS, LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS.

AND WE HAVE TRIED REALLY HARD TO STAY CONSISTENT COUNTYWIDE, BECAUSE I'VE SAID THAT PEOPLE DON'T ALWAYS KNOW WHERE THE CITY LIMIT LINES ARE, WHERE THE ETJ EXTRA TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION LINES ARE AND WHERE THE COUNTY LINES ARE, AND SO FOR THAT REASON AND FOR THE UNDERSTANDING AND CLARITY OF DIRECTION WE HAVE NOT HAD RN ORDER IN PLACE. WE HAVE NOT PUT OUT A MASS ORDER. WE HAVE NOT PUT OUT ANYTHING TO -- TO BE CONTRARY TO WHAT THE GOVERNOR IS SAYING AT THIS TIME. ONE OF THE REASONS WE DIDN'T DO THE MASS QUARTERS WAS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES BUT NEVERTHELESS THAT'S A GOOD POINT TO CLARIFY. SO TESTING IS, AS YOU KNOW, THE GOVERNOR TALKED ABOUT OPENING BACK UP FRIDAY. AND TESTING IS WILL CONTINUE TO BE A PART OF THE PUSH FOR UNDERSTANDING HOW THE VIRUS HAS AFFECTED OUR COMMUNITY.

AND SO I'VE BEEN TO TRAVIS COUNTY AND SEEN THEIR PROS. I'VE BEEN TO -- I'VE BEEN OVER THERE. I'VE SEEN WHAT THEY ARE DOING, AND THEY HAVE GOT A REALLY COOL PROCESS THIS PUTS A LOT OF PEOPLE TOGETHER PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, WORKING ALL TOGETHER FOR THE GREATER GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY FOR TESTING, AND IT'S BEEN VERY FRUITFUL IN INFORMATION SHARING. I'VE HAD A LOT OF GREAT CONVERSATIONS WITH PRIVATE PRACTICES WITH OUR LABS AND EVERYONE INVOLVED IN UNDERSTANDING THE BEST WAY TO CONTINUE TO EXPAND TESTING IN OUR COUNTY. AND IT'S BEEN A LOT OF WORK, BUT IT'S WORTH IT BECAUSE I PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT MORE TESTING IS GOING TO BE KEY TO WHAT WE'RE DOING. LET ME SEE. THE PART I'D LIKE TO BRING UP

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NEXT IS FROM LAST WEEK, SO IF MS. CRUMLEY CAN COME UP TO THE PODIUM AND SHARE WITH US THE

UPDATES ON YOUR FRONT. >> GOOD MORNING. SO THE UPDATE ON LIVE OAK, THE -- FOR THE INDIGENT AND UNDERINSURED TESTING SHOULD GOOD LIVE TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

THAT WILL BE DONE AT THE BROADWAY ADDRESS, BUT THERE WILL BE TESTING IN THE WIC BUILDING.

IT'S NOT OCCUPIED YET BY THE CHILD PROTECTIVE BOARD THAT WE THAT WILL BE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 1:00 TO 4:00. THAT WILL BE A PROCESS WHERE THE HOT LINE CURRENTLY IN PLACE, THERE WILL BE ANS FOR THEM TO CALL THAT NUMBER AND THEY WILL BE DIRECTED.

ONE OF THE OPTION NUMBER THREE. I'M SURE THEY ARE WORKING ON THAT THIS MORNING TO CONTACT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THEY WILL GO THROUGH THE SCREENING PROCESS ONCE THEY DO THAT, THAT WILL BE DIRECTED TO LIVE OAK. THEY WILL BE CONTACTED BY LIVE OAK. AN APPOINTMENT WILL BE MADE FOR THE TESTING.

IT'S ONLY BY APPOINTMENT. YOU CAN'T JUST DRIVE UP AND OBTAIN TESTING.

ONCE THE TESTING IS COMPLETED, IT WILL GO TO THE LAB. LIVE OAK WILL CONTACT THEM WITH THE RESULTS. AND THE REPORT WILL GO TO LIVE OAK AND TO OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT. FOR REPORTING PURPOSES. AND WE'RE ALSO WORKING COUNTYWIDE WITH OTHER FACILITIES TO BRING TESTING TO OTHER LOCATIONS WITHIN THE COUNTY.

NOT NECESSARILY FOR US TO PROVIDE, BUT TO GET THEM ALL ONLINE.

IT'S MORE AREAS UP AND GOING. >> SO TO RECAP, SHE'S -- >> WE'LL PUT A PRESS RELEASE OUT

ABOUT THAT. >> THERE WILL BE A PRESS RELEASE TODAY AND FREE TESTING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY. DON'T DRIVE UP. CALL AHEAD.

GO THROUGH THE PROCESS. THEY WILL BE TESTED ON BROADWAY, WHICH IS THE SAME PARKING LOT AS THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, BUT IT'S THE BUILDING NEXT DOOR, THE WIC BUILDING.

THAT IS GOING TO START TOMORROW, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 1:00 TO 4:00, BUT YOU'LL HAVE TO GO THROUGH A SCREENING FIRST TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S PROPERLY VETTED.

AND SHE'S ALSO -- THEY, THE DEPARTMENT, IS ALSO WORKING ON OTHER AREAS IN THE COUNTY SO THAT ALL MUNICIPALITIES HAVE ACCESS TO THIS SAME EFFORT AND DON'T HAVE TO DRIVE ALL THE WAY

TO BROADWAY FOR A POTENTIAL FREE TEST. >> LIVE OAK IS ALSO TAKING PATIENTS THAT ARE EITHER THEIR PATIENTS OR NEW PATIENTS THAT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE OR SELF-PAY. SO IT'S NOT JUST OUR PROGRAM THEY ARE RUNNING.

>> CAN YOU GIVE US AN ESTIMATE FOR THE VIEWING AUDIENCE OF WHAT SELF-PAY MAY GO THROUGH PRICE

POINT? >> I DO NOT KNOW -- I DON'T KNOW THEY HAD THAT AT THE TIME OF OUR MEETING. THE AVERAGE HAS BEEN ABOUT $50 BUT I CAN'T SPEAK WHAT THEY ARE

-- THEIR CHARGES ARE. >> OK. COMMISSIONER INGALSBE?

>> TAMMY, I JUST WANT TO ENSURE WE GET THE INFORMATION. I WANT TO ENSURE WE GET INFORMATION OUT TO THOSE THAT REALLY NEED TO GO AND GET TESTED AND SO I KNOW THAT WE COMMUNICATED EARLIER ALL THE DOCTORS OFFICES AND THE HOSPITALS WILL KNOW THAT IF THIS PATIENT CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY, THAT THEY WILL BE DIRECTED TO OUR CLINIC IS THAT CORRECT?

>> YES, AND I'LL WORK CRIPPLE ON GETTING THAT OUT, BLAST IT OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA ON OUR WEB PAGE, ETC. AND I THINK IT WILL BE BETTER IF WE PROVIDE SOME WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION TO THE HOSPITALS SO THEY KNOW WHAT TO SAY VERSUS JUST GO TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. SO PEOPLE DON'T JUST WALK IN WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THE

PROCESS IS. >> OK. WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT MAYBE SOME OF OUR SOCIAL SERVICE GROUPS WHERE MAYBE SOME OF THESE FREQUENTLY GO TO SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY CENTER. I KNOW AND MAYBE OTHERS THAT WE CAN AT LEAST GIVE THEM THE

INFORMATION AND THE EVENT THEY ARE CONTACTED. >> AND MARGIE HAS ALL THOSE RESS

SHE CAN REACH OUT TO YOU AND PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION TO YOU. >> OK.

THANK YOU. >> COMMISSIONER JONES? >> I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WORK ON THE TESTING SITE, SO HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE ABLE TO ANNOUNCE LATER TODAY WHERE WE HAVE OTHERS AROUND THE COUNTY. APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK YOU'RE DOING TO GET THAT DONE.

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>> YOU DID MENTION THE PRESS RELEASE WHERE WE HAVE THE OTHER LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY.

WILL IT BE SET BY THE TIME THE PRESS RELEASE IS FINISHED? >> I HOPE SO.

THERE'S MORE PRIVATE STUFF COMING ONLINE AND WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH THAT BUT THAT'S HARD TO DO. THE ONES THAT WE'RE WORKING ON, YES.

>> ALEX AND I SPOKE ON FRIDAY AND HE MENTIONED THE REQUEST OF CITY OF WIMBERLEY TO GET A SITE.

THERE PEOPLE MAY NOT REALIZE THERE ARE SOME UNSURED INDIGENT RESIDENTS MANY THAT AREA. WANT TO MAKE SURE WE REACH OUT TO THEM, SO I KNOW Y'ALL ARE WORK ONS TOO. HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THAT NAILED DOWN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH? >> I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I APPRECIATE THE OUTREACH THAT DID YOU IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY LAST WEEK, AND I'M STILL GETTING FEEDBACK ON THAT.

I HEARD FROM A NUMBER OF PEOPLE. THEY REALLY -- AT LEAST THE DOCTORS I SPOKE TO FELT LIKE US AS A COUNTY REACHING OUT AND GETTING THEIR EXPERTISE IN THIS AREA OR AT LEAST LISTENING TO THEM WAS BENEFICIAL BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WE HAVEN'T DISCUSSED IT HERE AS MUCH.

THE FACT IS THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF OFFERING TESTING NOW THAT NOBODY IS SHOWING UP TO AND THEY ARE CONCERNED THEY ARE GOING TO START LAYING OFF PEOPLE. THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO START SHUTTING DOWN THE FACILITIES OFFERING TESTING RIGHT NOW SIMPLY BECAUSE THE PUBLIC ISN'T COMING. THEY ARE NOT -- THEY ARE NOT SEEING THE VOLUME THAT THEY EXPECTED. IN TALKING TO SOME OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, THERE'S SUCH A RESPONSE EARLY ON TO SET AGO SIDE BED SPACE, TO SETTING ASIDE OTHER THINGS THAT WE'RE IN A REAL CRISIS I THINK IN THE MAKING THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN YET. QUITE LITERALLY LOSING HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED TO WORK FOR MONTHS JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER INDUSTRY THAT WE HAVE HERE AND THEY HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO WORK, AND THESE HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CARE FACILITIES ARE BUSINESSES JUST LIKE ALL THE REST THAT HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN. NOBODY IS GOING TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM FOR A STUBBED TOE ANYMORE.

NOBODY IS GOING TO GET ELECTIVE SURGERY, SO THE HEALTH HAD CARE PROFESSIONALS ARE GOING TO START HAVING TO LOOK FOR WORK IN OTHER AREAS ESPECIALLY OUR NURSES AND HEALTH TECHS.

I APPRECIATE YOU REACHING OUT TO THEM AND LISTENING TO WHAT THEIR CONCERNS ARE.

>> I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO PLEASE CALL FIRST EVEN IF YOU GO TO YOUR PRIVATE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CALL FIRST. THEY ARE TAKING INSURANCE THAT I BELIEVE MOST INSURANCES WAVING -- WAIVING THAT CO-PAY, AND THEY ARE TAKING IF THEY COULD TAKE MEDICARE, MEDICAID, THEY ARE THERE'S NO CHARGE FOR THE TESTING. IF YOU HAVE MEDICARE, MEDICAID.

SO LIKE THOSE ARE OPTIONS FOR YOU TO OBTAIN TESTING AS WELL. >> ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE BEEN DOING IS COMMUNICATING WITH LIKE I SAID EARLIER, THE LABS AND CPM LABS SPECIFICALLY HELPED CREATE THE TESTS OR MAKE AVAILABLE THE TESTS THAT WERE AT THE COUNTY SITE THAT I VISITED.

AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT A REGIONAL APPROACH BECAUSE WE ARE REGIONAL.

EVERYTHING YOU DO AND SOME -- DRIPPING SPRINGS ETC. AND SO WE WERE DISCUSSING A ROAD MAP FOR ANOTHER TEST SITE SOMEWHERE ALONG THE CORRIDOR BUT I WANTED TO DOUBLECHECK ON THE GRANT THAT WE HAVE SECURED TESTING THROUGH. WHAT ARE THE PARAMETERS AND HOW WOULD THAT LOOK IN A REGIONAL SPOT THAT WE CREATE WITH THE COUNTY SOMEWHERE FOR TESTING? WOULD THOSE TESTS THAT WE HAVE SECURED WITH THE GRANT BE AVAILABLE TO GO TO THAT SPOT?

>> I DON'T KNOW. I WOULD HAVE TO LOOK INTO THAT. I MEAN, WE'VE ALREADY HAD THEM SET ASIDE FOR A COUPLE OF LOCATIONS AND THEN LOOKING TO GO TO SEVERAL OTHERS.

THOUGH I WOULD HAVE TO LOOK INTO OPENING THAT UP AND CHECK WITH DSHS ON WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK

LIKE. >> YES, SIR. >> WE DO HAVE --

>> I'M SORRY THE. >> NO, I WAS GOING TO SAY BEFORE ALSO GIVEN THE BACKGROUND AND THE RESEARCH THAT MS. CRUMLEY DID LAST WEEK WHERE I JUST MENTIONED WE WENT OUT TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND WHERE IS THE TESTING NEEDED WHAT IS AVAILABLE? I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS YOU ILLUSTRATED WHEN YOU DID YOUR TOUR AROUND THE COUNTY IS ACTUALLY PUBLICLY AND ALL OF US HAVE HAD IS THAT WE HAVE HAD MORE POSITIVE TEST CASES IN KYLE BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT MORE AVAILABILITY OF TESTING THERE. I THINK THAT IF YOU LOOK UP AND DOWN THE CORRIDOR SPECIFICALLY THERE IS MORE AVAILABLE FOR TESTING ON THE CORRIDOR THAN

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ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTY. I THINK JUST THE NUMBERS BODE THAT OUT.

AND SO IF WE'RE LOOKING AT A TESTING FACILITY IN THE FUTURE I WOULD WANT TO LOOK AT WHERE A POPULATION IS THAT ISN'T BEING TESTED WR LARGER SECTIONS OF POPULATIONS THAT ARE GOING UNTESTED WOULD BE -- WHERE LARGERSS OF POPULATIONS THAT ARE GOING UNTESTED WOULD BE.

AND POLL, WHERE DO YOU SEE GAPS IN OUR COUNTY WHERE TESTING IS NEEDED? I THINK YOU'LL FIND IT VERY WELL MAY BE IN THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE COUNTY, NOT NECESSARILY ON THE CORRIDOR BECAUSE WE HAVE TESTING FACILITIES THERE, BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GIVEN THE FACT WE NOW HAVE LIVE OAK OPENING. BUT I DON'T KNOW.

I WOULD MUCH RATHER HEAR FROM THEM THAN GO OUT AND TRY TO FIND A SPOT AND INSERT A TESTING FACILITY THERE. I'D WANT TO KNOW WHERE IT'S NEEDED FIRST.

>> THAT'S GOOD. THAT MAKES SENSE. THAT'S WHY ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE'RE STHRG CONVERSATION WITH IS THE FACILITY -- HAVING THIS CONVERSATION WITH IS THE FACILITY LAB SO THEY CAN HELP SHAPE THAT CONVERSATION. NONE OF THIS IS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COMFORT. NONE OF THESE CONVERSATIONS ARE HAPPENING IN A VACUUM AND WE'RE REACHING OUT CONSTANTLY TO THE PEOPLE TO HELP MAKE THIS DECISION HAVE THE MEDICAL BACKING. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION OVER

HERE? >> I DID. OUT OF THE 1300 TESTS THAT WE'VE SECURED, I KNOW THAT 137 HAD BEEN USED LAST -- AS OF LAST WEEK.

DO YOU HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE NUMBER THAT HAVE BEEN USED? >> I DON'T AS OF THIS MORNING.

I THINK WE WOULD PROBABLY USE ANOTHER 20, IF THAT. >> OK.

>> I'M SORRY. BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T OPENED IT UP YET TO LIVE OAK.

>> OK. AND I BELIEVE WE ARE STILL AGGRESSIVELY SEEKING ADDITIONAL

TESTING, JUDGE? >> BUT AS COMMISSIONER SMITH HAS SAID THOUGH, I DON'T WANT TO UNDERMINE ANY LOCAL BRICKS AND MORTAR PRIVATE PRACTICE DOCTORS OFFICES.

I WANT TO SUPPORT THEM IN EVERY WAY I CAN, AND THAT'S WHY I'VE GONE TO THOSE SPACES WHERE PRIVATE PRACTICES SAYING OPEN ARMS. COME GET TESTED.

I WANT TO PROMOTE THOSE PLACES, BUT I FEEL THAT IT'S ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE AN ADDITIONAL SPOT LIKE OUR BROADWAY LOCATION, FOR EXAMPLE AND ANOTHER FOOTPRINT JUST FOR THE PEOPLE THAT, YOU KNOW, LIKE OUR COMMUNICATION CHANNELS. NOT EVERYONE READS THE NEWSPAPER. NOT EVERYONE READS FACEBOOK. NOT EVERYONE READS SMOKE SIGNALS. SO I THINK THAT IT'S JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO FACILITATE ACCESS BUT NEVER MEANT TO OVERRIDE ANY MEDICAL FACILITY OR SQUEEZE THEM OUT IN ANY WAY.

>> I THINK THE GOVERNOR SUGGEST THE TEXAS GOT 25,000 TESTED TODAY.

>> YEAH. THAT'S -- YEAH. >> SEE HOW THAT GETS DISTRIBUTED. I GUESS MY ONLY CONCERN, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT WE DON'T WANT TO CREATE A RUSH OF PEOPLE COMING IN AND GETTING TESTED JUST BECAUSE.

I MEANS BUT IF PEOPLE ARE FEELING ILL, THEY ARE SICK. THEY DO HAVE THE SYMPTOMS, AND NEED TO BE TESTED I WANT TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE TESTS AVAILABLE FOR THEM.

I THINK AT THIS TIME THEY, DO BUT I ALSO BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO THEM THAT, YOU KNOW, KNOW THAT WE ARE NOW PROVIDING THESE TESTS.

SO I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT TO GET THE INFORMATION OUT.

AND THEN THE PROCESS, YOU KNOW, BE FOLLOWED. >> SAD BUT TRUE.

NO MATTER HOW MANY WAYS I TRY TO COMMUNICATE THERE ARE STILL MANY PEOPLE WHO DON'T GET INFORMATION AND THROUGH OUR BRAND NEW PIO WHICH WE'LL BE INTRODUCING IN A LITTLE WHILE, SHE'LL BE PUTTING OUT GREATLY WORDED DOCUMENTS AND STILL PEOPLE WON'T KNOW. IT'S JUST THE NATURE OF COMMUNICATING TO A MASS POPULATION. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WE DON'T REACH AND EVEN STILL BECAUSE OF THE CONCERNS IN THEIR HEADS.

READING THE EXACT INFORMATION I KNOW I'LL PUT FOR EXAM CALL AHEAD ON THE VIDEO I MAKE AND THEY SAY RIGHT AS OUR FIRST RESPONSE CAN I JUST SHOW UP? NO.

CALL AHEAD. SO IT'S JUST THE WAY PEOPLE HANDLE STRESS.

SOMETIMES THEY DON'T SEE THE MESSAGE EVEN WHEN WE WHEN WE GOT IT TO THEM.

I AGREE WITH YOU COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THOSE PEOPLE BY NATURE AND BY DESIGN DESIGN OF THEIR LIFE AREN'T IN THE MAINSTREAM OF ANYTHING THAT

WE FIND A WAY TO GET TO THEM OF THE I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENT. >> CAN WE HAVE OTHER IDEAS ON

HOW TO GET THE WORK OUT? >> CAN YOU SUGGEST, OF COURSE, I'VE NOT ASKED ANYONE TO TAKE PICTURES OF PEOPLE FOR MY OF OFFICE. THAT'S NOT MY STYLE.

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THAT'S NOT MY INTENT. THE ONLY TIME I'VE BROUGHT UP SOMEONE TO DOCUMENT A SITUATION WHERE THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER WAS CLEARLY NOT BEING FOLLOWED IT TAKE A PICTURE OF A SETTING.

FOR EXAM A PLACE LIKE HOME DEPOT OR LOWE'S -- JUST AS AN EXAMPLE I'M NOT PICKING ON THEM -- HAS A SETUP THAT IS NOT CONDUCIVE THAT FACILITATES SOCIAL DISTANCING, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT THEY CAN USE IT AS A POINT OF REFERENCE TO FORWARD TO SOMEONE. VERY OFTEN AGAIN, PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WOULD TO TELL IF LOWE'S ISN'T PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING OF FOR EXAM.

SO WHEN AND IF THAT HAPPENS IN THE FUTURE WHO DO YOU SUGGEST, AS THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, WHO DO YOU SUGGEST PEOPLE REACH OUT TO SO WE CAN HAVE CLEAR COMMUNICATION WITH THEM? BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO TELL THEM, CALL THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. I DON'T WANT TO GIVE THE WRONG INFORMATION. WHO DO YOU SUGGEST AS THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT THAT PEOPLE SHOULD REACH OUT TO TO REPORT A PRACTICE THAT ISN'T CONDUCIVE FOR THE PUBLIC THAT IS

BENEFICIAL TO THE ORDER? >> I'M NOT SURE THAT IS THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S ROLE.

>> WHO DO WE ASK AS A SUGGESTION THEN? >> WE CAN ALWAYS PROVIDE

GUIDANCE TO THAT LOCATION. FINER GRAND LATED. >> I'LL TRY TO ANSWER.

>> THANK YOU, MR. KENNEDY. >> THE GUIDANCE WE PROVIDE FOLKS INITIALLY WE HAD LOCAL ORDERS IN PLAY AND THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER THAT'S BEEN IN PLAY NOW AS YOU KNOW HAS RECENTLY BEEN AMENDED AGAIN. EMPOWERS THE LOCAL JURISDICTIONS TO ENFORCE SO WE STILL HAVE ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY OVER CERTAIN THINGS. ALTHOUGH NOT MASKED ACCORDING TO HIS SPEECH YESTERDAY. AND SO WHAT WE NORMALLY RECOMMENDED WHEN THERE'S A COMPLAINT IS USUALLY REGARDING COMPLIANCE OR THE LEAST THEY BELIEVE THERE'S NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THE ORDER. IF THAT'S THE CASE WE SUGGEST THAT THEY CALL THE NONEMERGENCY NUMBER FOR THEIR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IF IT'S IN THE COUNTY THAT WOULD BE THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. IF IT'S IN ONE OF THE MUNICIPALITIES AS AN AGENCY IT

WOULD BE THE NONEMERGENCY NUMBER FOR THAT POLICE DEPARTMENT. >> THAT'S WITH A I'VE SAID AND I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I WAS DOING THE RIGHT THING. THANK YOU, MR. KENNEDY.

OK. THAT'S THE DIRECTION I'VE SUGGESTED IS CALL YOUR -- CALL YOUR LOCAL JURISDICTION. OF COURSE, NOT 911. THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT.

I'M NOT EVER -- I KNOW MESSAGES GET MISCOMMUNICATED, BUT I'VE NEVER A SUPPORTER OF PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE, BUT A SETTING IS WHAT I'D LIKE TO SAY. DID YOU WANT TO ADD SOMETHING? OK. THEN I HAD ANOTHER COUPLE OF QUESTIONS HERE.

THE DOCUMENTATION. IT'S BEEN A QUESTION THAT I'VE BEEN ASKED ABOUT DOCUMENTING A LITTLE MORES WE START TO OPEN UP ON A FRIDAY WITH THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS.

HOW CAN WE GRAB A MAP OF THE COUNTY AND START TO DOT THE LAND ESCAPE WITH WHERE THE COVID POSITIVES ARE OR HAVE BE WITHOUT NECESSARILY LEANING INTO IDENTIFYING THE PERSON'S HOME ADDRESS? HOW DO YOU PLAN TO ROLL THAT OUT?

>> WE ARE WORKING ON THAT NOW AND REQUEST WITHOUT VIOLATING THOSE RULES.

WE DO HAVE CONCERNS WHEN IT COMES TO IDENTIFYING ADDRESSES. SOMETHING THAT WOULD SATISFY AN AREA TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC ADD DREFSS PEOPLE WHO TESTED POSITIVE.

>> RIGHT AT THE WAY I UNDERSTAND HIPA I AGREE WITH NO ADDRESSES. THAT'S SOUND.

HIPA REQUIRES NOT TO PROVIDE THE ADDRESS, THE NAME, THE SOCIAL SECURITY, THE DATH OF BIRTH OF SOMEONE WHICH I'M TOTALLY IN SUPPORT OF -- DATE OF BIRTH. SO I WANT TO SUGGEST WHO MAY BE

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TO MAYBE PUT THOSE DOTS ON THAT BY PRECINCT 332 3, 34 AND MAYBE THAT WOULD BE GENERAL ENOUGH YET SPECIFIC ENOUGH TO GIFT LOCAL POLICY MAKERS SOME IDEA OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE MUNICIPALITIES. THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING TO LOOK AT.

I WOULD HAVE A QUESTION RELATIVE TO HOW, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE FOR EXAMPLE WHEN WE LOOK AT SOME OF THE PRECINCTS IN THE DRIFTWOOD AREA TO SAN MARCOS. SOME OF THOSE PRECINCTS ARE MASSIVE. I MEAN LITERALLY I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF THEY WERE 100 OR MORE SQUARE MILES FROM ONE PRECINCT IN WESTERN HAYS COUNTY. IF WE LOOKED AT THOSE PRECINCTS IN SAN MARCOS OR EVEN DRIPPING SPRINGS. THEY MIGHT BE ONE SQUARE MILE TWO, SQUARE MILE. SO I DON'T -- I KNOW THAT WE'RE NOT THE ONLY ONES WHO ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGURE THIS OUT BY ANY STRETCH THE IMAGINATION, BUT I'D LOVE TO HEAR AND I'VE UNDERSTOOD. MAYBE YOU CAN CLARIFY. I UNDERSTOOD THIS QUESTION HAS BEEN RAISED TO STATE HEALTH SERVICES BECAUSE THEY ARE STRUGGLING WITH THIS AS WELL.

I WOULD ANTICIPATE WOULD BE SOME DIRECTION OUT ON THEM ON THIS. >> I THINK A GOOD POINT COMMISSIONER BECAUSE THERE ARE PRECINCTS THAT HAVE MORE COWS THAN PEOPLE IN THEM.

VERY GREAT POINT WELL TAKEN. WE CAN GRANT PRECINCTS AND ODDLY SHAPED PRECINCTS AND CUT THEM TO SHOW THIS PART OR THAT PART, JUST TO GIVE SOMEONE AN IDEA OF POTENTIAL HOT SPOT.

NOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE OPENING UP IT'S BECOME EVER MORE CONCERNING FOR THE FOLKS AND YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE. REACHING OUT TO THEM AND SAY HEY HEY, HEY.

I NEED MORE INFORMATION. I'M HOPING THAT WE CAN PROVIDE SOMETHING THAT WOULD PROVIDE THAT ARTICULATION WITHOUT GIVING NAMES, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, DATE OF BIRTH OR ADDRESSES.

THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT -- IT'S AN IDEA I HEARD. I'M NOT ORIGINATOR BUT IT'S AN IDEA I HEARD WAS A PRETTY USEFUL ONE TOS GENERALIZE POTENTIAL HOT SPOTS.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FOR MS. CRUMLEY? NO?

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANTED TO ADD? >> I THINK WE CAN WRAP IT UP WITH MR. VILLALOBOS OUR EMERGENCY COORDINATOR. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE IT

CONTRIBUTE? THANK YOU, MS. CRUMLEY. >> ALEX VILLALOBOS FOR THE RECORD. I THINK IN REGARDS TO REACHING OUT, COLLABORATING WITH THE HEALTH HD PROFESSIONALS ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER DUTIES THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN WORKING ON AND LIMITED STAFF DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB AT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON, SPREADING SOMEWHAT THIN IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS.

A LOT OF MY QUESTIONS FROM A LOT OF MUNICIPALITIES LEFT AND RIGHT.

SO I CAN APPRECIATE THE POSITION THAT ERIC IS AND HIS STAFF ARE IN WITH REGARDS TO CREATING WAYS TO -- TO SHARE DATA SO PEOPLE CAN MAKE POLICY DECISIONS BUT I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL ON THAT. HIPA IS ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT AND CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARDS THAT. I KNOW WITH REGARDS TO SOME OF THE TESTING REQUESTS AND LOCATIONS WITH THE CITY OF I'VE SPOKEEN WITH COMMISSION ARE AND TAME AND ERIC -- BUDA.

WHERE THEY CAN GET TESTING. NOT ONLY IN BUDA BUT HERE BY AND ALSO CREATE A GENERAL PLAN SHOULD THE OPPORTUNITY WE NEED TO OPEN UP ANOTHER TEST SITE. THAT IS SOMETHING I NEED TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEM TO AT LEAST SHOW THERE'S A POSSIBILITY IN CASE YOU GUYS NEED THIS TESTING AND YOU NEED IS TO COMMUNICATE HOW THAT CAN HAPPEN, HOW IT WORKS.

SO A LOT OF MY CONVERSATIONS WOULD BE WITH CPL LABS JUST TO SAY YOU GUYS HAVE THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE TESTS ON A LARGER SCALE IF IT COMES TO THAT POINT. JUST UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS OF HOW THEY PURCHASE AND HOW THIS IRAVAILABILITY IS, IS REALLY GOOD.

UNDERSTANDING SO -- THEIR AVAILABILITY IS REALLY GOOD. UNDERSTANDING SO YOU DON'T OVERCOMMIT. SO I'VE PROVIDE ALL THE TESTING SITES TO THEM, THE HOURS OF OPERATION WITHIN BUDA. I KNOW MIKE JONES IS WORKING WITH A COUPLE OF OTHER CLINICS

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THAT TAMMY ARTICULATED IN HER REPORT, AND SEEING HOW THOSE CAN BE AVAILABLE SHOULD THEY NEED THEM AT SOME POINT, SOME OF THOSE. THEY ARE LOCAL HOSPITALS AND SOME OF THEIR PRIVATE PRACTITIONERS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TESTING.

SO THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT MAY HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE BUT IT'S STILL A WORK IN GRESMTS I KNOW WIMBERLEY ASKED FOR THAT, BUT I BELIEVE -- WORK IN PROGRESS.

I KNOW THE PIECE THAT TAMMY BROUGHT FORWARD ADDRESSED THE SITUATION ON A SMALLER SCALE, BUT I THINK THE NEED THERE, EVEN SHARING THE STAFFING FROM THE CLINIC OVER THERE TO THE CLINIC WIMBERLEY TO SAN MARCOS TO HERE. THERE MIGHT BE A WAY WE CAN SCALE THAT AND CREATE A SCHEDULING OF STAFF TO GO THERE AND ADDRESS THE NEED IF IT'S REQUIRED TO DO SO.

THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THOSE PLANS, AND IT'S -- IT'S A WORK IN PROGRESS, DEFINITELY.

WE ARE IN COMMUNICATION WITH THE CITY OF WIMBERLEY AND GIVING THEM UPDATES ON WHAT THEY ARE WORKING ON ON A CONTINUOUS BASE AND PROVIDED THAT TO YOU. WE ALSO REVEALED THE TESTING SITE WHICH WAS THEY HAVE A PHILANTHROPY THAT WORKS PROVIDING FUNDING FOR TESTS.

IT'S A PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP. YOU'VE GOT FIRE DEPARTMENT PROVIDING TESTS DURING THEIR OFF TIME HOURS. YOU HAVE CPL PROVIDING THE TESTS. THEY ARE USING AN APP. I'M NOT CLEAR ON THE EXACT APP, EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE WERE THERE -- TO SCHEDULE, SAFEGUARD ALL THE HIPA INFORMATION, SCHEDULED TIMES TO COME IN AND BE TESTED EVEN AFTER BEING SCREENED. THAT'S SOMETHING THE REASON WHY WE LOOK INTO IT IS SEEING HOW IT OPERATES AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE COULD POSSIBLY PUT IN HAYS IN THE FUTURE AT SOME TIME, AND COLLABORATE WITH THEM FOR TECHNOLOGY WE DON'T HAVE.

>> ALEX, JUST FOR POINT OF CLARIFICATION, IT'S NOT AN APP. IT IS AN APP.

IT'S CALLED SMART SHEET. I LOOKED IT UP. IT'S A SCHEDULING THING.

>> ONE OTHER QUESTION. I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY AS WELL BECAUSE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS

NOT PROVIDING THE TEST. >> THAT WAS A CLARIFICATION POINT.

THEY ARE NOT PROVIDING THE TESTS. THEY ARE ADMINISTERING.

>> ADMINISTERING MOO THANKS FOR THE CLARIFICATION. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS

ADMINISTERING THE TESTS. >> THE MEDICAL SCOMUNT THERE TO REVIEW IT AND PROVIDE THE MEDICAL SIDE. WHICH OPERATIONALLY WOULD WORK ANYWHERE IN HAYS COUNTY SHOULD WE NEED THAT PARTNERSHIP. AGAIN, JUST TO SEE HOW IT WORKED THE FLOW, AND THE GATHERING AND SAFEGUARDING OF INFORMATION WAS GOOD FOR ALL OF US TO UNDERSTAND.

I KNOW THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ALSO IN OUR CONVERSATION YESTERDAYED I KNOW TAMMY IN HER CONVERSATION WAS THAT AS WE CONTINUE TO OPEN UP WITH THE A LOT OF THE BUSINESSES STARTING TO OPEN UP WE COULD GET AN INCREASE OF INFECTIONS. WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE ASSISTANCE AND THE STAFF SHOULD WE START GETTING A LARGER CASELOADS I KNOW SHE'S BEEN HAVING DISCUSSIONS WITH THAT WITH PEOPLE ALL OVER HAZE COUNTY WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE.

I KNOW IT WAS LOOSELY OFFERED. THE AVAILABILITY OF TEXAS STATE TO HELP WITH THE CONTACT TRACING SHOULD WE NEED MORE OF A ROBUST PLAN FOR CONTACT TRACING IN HAYS COUNTY.

THAT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO VET OUT AND CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARDS SHOULD WE NEED TO MAKE IT A MORE ROBUST STAFFING IN THAT PARTICULAR OFFICE. WHICH WAS GOOD AS PART OF OUR COLLABORATION PIECE. I KNOW IN OPENING TEXAS WE'RE LOOKING AT RESTAURANTS, RETAIL, MOVIE THEATRES ALL OF AT 25% CAPACITY. BUT THEN YOU GOT TO LOOK AT WHAT CAPACITY. IS SOME OF THE QUESTIONS IN OUR QUICK MEETING YESTERDAY WAS HOW DO THESE BUILDINGS JUDGE CAPACITY IF THEY DON'T KNOW THE NUMBERS? THAT ENTAILS WORKING WITH FIRE MARSHALS AND ENTITIES SO THEY HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT 25% MEANS TO THEM IN THEIR SETTINGS. ALSO MAINTAINING GOOD HYGIENE, OPPORTUNITIES FOR WASHING, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ALL THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS ACOME INTO PLACE. I KNOW THAT I HAVE SPOKEEN WITH SCOTT RAVEN AND HE'S FACILITATING WHAT THAT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE FOR THE MIRE MARSHALS TO START COLLABORATING ON THAT SIDE IN CASE PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONS ON WHAT THEIR BUSINESS IN CASE 25% LOOKS LIKE.

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OUTDOOR SPORTS NO MORE THAN FOUR PAR DISPALTING IN OUTDOOR SPORTS.

CHURCHES OPEN FOLLOWING BEST PRACTICES FOR SOCIAL DISTANCE, HAVING -- PARTICIPATING.

HIGH-RISK, HAVING HIGH-RISK PEOPLE THIS A DIFFERENT AREA OF THE CHURCH SO THEY CAN GO TO THEIR WORSHIP. AND SINGLE-PERSON OFFICES WHICH IS SOMEWHAT SELF-EXPLANATORY, RIGHT? AND SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT CAME OUT OF OUR AND WE'RE FOLLOWING UP ON FRIDAY TO DISCUSS THIS AGAIN AFTER DISCUSSION WITH OUR FIRE MARSHALS AND SOME OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS IS HOW DO WE DETERMINE OCCUPANCY IN SOME OF THE BUILDINGS? HOW DO WE DETERMINE SOCIAL DISTANCING INTERNALLY WITH 13469 BUILDINGS OPEN 25% AND ACCOUNTABILITY AND ENFORCEMENT OF THOSE RULES.

WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE EVEN THOUGH WE FEEL LIKE WE MIGHT NOT NEED TO BUT THE CITIZENS ARE GOING TO DISCUSS. WHO DO WE ASK QUESTIONS TO AND HOW DO WE ENFORCE THAT AND EDUCATE PEOPLE TOS IT MEANS. THERE'S BEEN REALLY SIMPLISTIC DIRECTION ON HOW WE WOULD DETERMINE 25%. SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS HEY LOOKING AT ALL YOUR SEATS AND THE RESTAURANT TAKING 75% OF THOSE OUT. YOU ONLY HAVE AVAILABLE 25% INSIDE THERE, SO IT'S A REAL VISUAL ON WHAT'S AVAILABLE TO SIT DOWN WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING.

THAT IS VERY SIMPLISTIC BITHINK THAT INDIVIDUALS WORK WITH WITH INDIVIDUALS AND COMPLIANCE.

I BELIEVE WITH REGARDS TO THOSE ITEMS WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A DEPARTMENT HEAD MEETING THAT SHERRY GRACIOUSLY OFFERED TO -- DID YOU GET THEM SUBPOENA I'M SORRY.

WE STARTED OFF IN THE PANDEMIC MEETING OFF WITH DEPARTMENT HEADS AND UNDERSTANDING HOW THIS MAY AFFECT THEM. AND THEN I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO START TALKING ABOUT THAT. HOW HOUSES CAN AFFECT THEM IN THE FUTURE WITH MORE GUIDANCE.

NO ONE IS MAKING THE RECOMMENDATION TO OPEN UP OUR LOBBIES AT THIS POINT.

I THINK THAT WE'LL CONTINUE TO VET THAT OUT AFTER THE FIRST PHASE AND START AT LEAST PLANNING FORWARD, WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, HOW WE OPEN UP, IF WE CAN OPEN UP AT THIS POINT WITH REGARDS TO THE ORDERS BECAUSE WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE HERE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT. I THINK IF YOU'RE LOOK AT OPERATIONALLY WITH SOME OF THE PRIVATE INDUSTRIES ARE DOING IS DO WE HAVE SHIELDS UP FOR EVERYDAY BUSINESS? FOR SOMEBODY COMES UP CUSTOMER SERVICE ITEM PLACING SOMETHING IN FRONT SO THAT WE'RE NOT EXCHANGING AIR WITHIN EACH OTHER SO WE'RE MITIGATING THAT OPPORTUNITY FOR INFECTION. WULD YOU THINK OPERATIONALLY SOME OF THESE COUNTER PLACES LIKE THE TAX OFFICED LICENSING OFFICE AND ALL THESE OTHER PLACES, WHETHER SOME OF THESE PLACES ARE PRETTY MUCH OPENED. SOME OF THEM ARE CLOSED BUT SOME OF THEM ARE PRETTY MUCH OPEN.

WE'RE LEAVING OUR PEOPLE AT RISK. WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE IN HOW WE CHANGE OPERATION WITHIN OUR BUILDINGS? SO THOSE ARE SOME OF THE QUESTIONS SOME OF OUR STAFF ARE ASKING AND SOME OF OUR DEPARTMENT HEADS HAVE HEY IS, THIS SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD START THINKING ABOUT BRINGING THAT FORWARD TO YOU THAT THOSE ARE SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT ARE COMING UP AND WE CAN HAVE THEM AT 2:00 P.M. START

DISCUSSING SOME OF THE THINGS COMING OUT OF THE JUDGMENT. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, DO YOU

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. VILLE HAD ALOBOS? >> NOT AT THIS TIME.

-- VILLALOBOS. >> ONE THING HAVE, WE HEARD ANYTHING REGARDING THE NATIONAL GUARD TESTING TEAMS SOME I KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN DOING RURAL STOPS.

HAS THERE BEEN ANYTHING IN OUR REGION? >> THERE'S A SECOND -- THERE'S A SECOND ROUND. AND I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY CONFIRMATION AS OF YET.

AND IT'S STILL LOOSELY AM THEY ARE STILL LOOSELY PLANNING. I THINK THERE'S A MEETING TODAY

AND WE HAVE MORE CONFIRMATION ON SITES OPENING UP. >> THANK YOU MR. VILLALOBE OS.

SOME PEOPLE HAVE ASKED WHY I'M LOOKING AT WHEN THEY ARE DOING. I'M GRABBING IDEAS.

I WANT TO SEE HOW OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING AND HOW WE CAN ADOPT AND NORTH IS A HIGHER POPULATION AND THE SOUTH A LOWER POPULATION. THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH

SEEING WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING. >> ONE THING I WOULD WANT TO TALK ABOUT A LITTLE BIT IS AS WE LOOK AT REOPENING I KNOW THE ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR AND THE

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GOVERNOR WAS PRETTY CLEAR IN HIS PLAN. I SUSPECT HE'LL PROBABLY BE GIVING US MORE DIRECTION OVER TIME AT LOWEST THAT'S WHAT HE INDICATED YESTERDAY AND WHAT SOME OF THE OTHERS IN THAT PRESS CONFERENCE INDICATED. LOOKING AT THE DOCUMENT HE PUT FORTH IT'S GOT BIG HOLES IN IT AS FAR AS WHERE CERTAIN THINGS ARE THAT I WANT TO PARTICIPATE THAT -- ANTICIPATE WE'LL HAVE TO ADDRESS AT A LOCAL LEVEL. I WANT TO GIVE A HEADS-UP AT A CERTAIN POINT IN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO I'D LIKE IT PRESENT A PLAN MUCH LIKE THE GOVERNOR SET UP A TASK FORCE TO IMPLEMENT THE REOPENING OF THE STATE. I THINK WE HAVE REAL STRONG USINESS LEADERS IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT COULD HAVE INSIGHT TO INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESS THAT MAKE OUR COUNTY WORK. I'D LOVE TO BRING THOSE FOLKS HAD A ROOM EVENTUALLY AND TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY SEE IN THE SPECIFIC INDUSTRIES THEY HAVE, WHAT AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT OR WHAT AREAS OF ECONOMIC -- ECONOMIC INDICATORS THAT WE WANT TO ADDRESS ON OUR COUNTY SPECIFICALLY. I'LL USE THE EXAMPLE OF DRIPPING SPRINGS. ONE OF THE HUGE ECONOMIC DRIVERS IS THE WEDDING AND TOURISM INDUSTRY. AS LONG AS YOU HAVE CERTAIN PEOPLE AT AN EVENT WEDDINGS BECOME SMALLER. THE IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY BECOMES DIFFERENT AND HOW DO YOU ADDRESS THAT IN A DIFFERENT WAY? I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOMEBODY AS WE START IT MAKE THOSE DECISIONS WHO KNOWS THOSE -- KNOWS THAT INDUSTRY, AND WHO CAN PROVIDE INPUT FOR US ON THAT.

THAT BEING THE IS THAT BEING THE CASE I WANT TO BRING FORWARD IN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO TO ESTABLISH SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I HAVEN'T MENTIONED ANY OF THIS TO COURT MEMBERS BECAUSE I REAL DO I WANT Y'ALL TO LOOK, TO TAKE SOME TIME TO LOOK AT WHAT INDUSTRIES MIGHT BE HELPFUL IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY AND THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY, IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY.

I MEAN, THOSE ARE ALL DIFFERENT AREAS WE HAVE HERE. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT IT SEE. IF WE CAN'T DEBATE IT OR DISCUSS IT UNLESS WE'RE IN COURT I WOULD

LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. >> JUST A REAL QUICK CAP ON SOMETHING I DIDN'T MISS SOMETHING YOU'RE ASKING ABOUT. I KNOW WE THE TOGETHER A RECOVERY TASK FORCE.

THAT WAS OUR FIRST MEETING YESTERDAY RIGHT AFTER THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER.

I I I THINK WE NEED TO BROADEN IT FROM THE COUNTY AND LOOK AT A BROADER PERSPECTIVE FROM SOME OF THE INDUSTRIES. THE CHAMBERS AND THE EDC REN GAUGED WITH THAT TASK FORCE AND PROVIDE INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK ON SOME OF THE SURVEYS THEY HAVE BEEN PUTTING OUT WITH VARIOUS SECTORS OF THE BUSINESS. AGAIN, BE THE INITIAL PLAN WE PUT OUT THAT WE'RE PLUG HOLES IN THAT I PROVIDED YOU GUYS LAST WEEK REALLY OFFERS ITSELF TO ADD THESE CRITICAL PIECES TO IT AS WE CONTINUE TO OPEN UP. WE'RE STARTING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO SCALE IT IN. I KNOW THERE'S A PLAN WE'RE WORKING ON WITH THE TASK FORCE WHICH WILL BE GOOD. IT'S OURIC PLAN THAT ALLOWS US TO INTEGRATE BACK IN.

IT USES THE SAME VERBIAGE AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS BEEN USING, SO WE HOPE TO FINALIZE AND BRING SOMETHING BACK SO YOU CAN USE IT WHENEVER YOU CALL YOUR TASK

FORCE SOMETHING THAT AT LOWEST YOU HAVE A SHELL TO WORK WITH. >> GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE.

>> AS WE CONTINUE TO COME OUT OF THIS PANDEMIC IT'S GOING TO A CRITICAL ISSUE ALONG MANY DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF GOVERNMENT AND IT'S GOOD WE'RE PLANNING ON MANY PERSPECTIVES.

I APPRECIATE THAT. >> ALEX, CAN YOU SEND US A COPY OF MAYBE THE FOLKS THAT ARE ON THAT TASK FORCE? THAT WAY WE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT IF WE WANT TO EXPAND THAT OR IF COMMISSIONER SMITH WANTS TO CREATE SOMETHING DIFFERENTLY. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT WE TAKE A

LOOK AT THAT SO WE CAN DETERMINE HOW YOU WANT TO MOVE FORWARD. >> IN SUMMARY, IT IS ALL THE CHAMBERS OF THE COUNTY WITH THEIR LEADERSHIP AND ALL THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BODIES WITHIN THE COUNTY. AND THEN WE HAVE HAD SOME INDIVIDUALS REACH OUT TO US TO OFFER SPECIFIC FORTE INFORMATION OR SUGGESTIONS. WE PUT THAT TOGETHER THINKING WOULD BE A GOOD REPRESENTATION BY DESIGN BY THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

BUT NEVERTHELESS WE CAN EASILY AND WE CAN CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THOSE FOLKS BECAUSE THEY HAVE

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DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB VOLUNTEERING ON THIS FRONT WITH ALL THE SURVEYS AND EVERYTHING WE'VE ASKED THEM TO DO AND THEY HAVE DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB PUTTING IT OUT AND IDENTIFYING ASSETS, OPPORTUNITIES, RESOURCES. SO WE SAW THAT VERY EARLY ON AS A KEY COMPONENT OF WHAT'S THING TO UNFOLD. COMMISSIONER SHELL, DO YOU

REMEMBER WHEN WE TURNED THAT ON? >> VERY EARLY ON. YOU CAN GO TO THE GREATER SAN MARCOS WEBSITE. THEY HAVE SOME INFORMATION, PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN PARTICIPATING. THE CHAMBER HAS BEEN SENDING SURVEYS OUT BASED ON CHANGES, DIRECTION AND STUFF. SO THEY HAVE A LOT OF VERY VALUABLE INFORMATION THAT I

THINK WILL HELP EVERYONE MAKING THOSE PLANS. >> IN TURN TO OPEN UP AND OF COURSE IF WE WANT TO ADD ADDITIONAL PEOPLE, BY ALL MEANS. THE MORE THE MERRIER.

COMMISSIONER? >> NO, I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THIS.

IS THE ONE MS. INGALSBE PUT TOGETHER? >> NO.

>> I'M ASKING FOR SAN MARCOS. I KNOW EACH OF THE INDIVIDUAL MUNICIPALITIES SOME OF THEM ARE LOOKING TO PUT THESE TOGETHER AS WELL? OK.

MY OVERALL QUESTION I GUESS IS THAT AS WE PROVIDE COMMENT OR AS WE -- I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IF WE'RE PART OF THIS TASK FORCE AND IT'S WELL UNDER WAY, THAT WE'RE NOT LEAVING ANY OF OUR POPULATION BEHIND. THE FACT IS IF WE ARE PARTICIPATING IN THESE, IF WE CAN GET A GENERAL UPDATE OF WHAT'S GOING ON, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

BECAUSE LIKE I SAID, WE DON'T KNOW WITH A THAT WORK IS UNTIL WE'RE ENGAGED BUT THERE ARE VARIOUS INDUSTRIES I KNOW RIGHT NOW THEY AREN'T GOING TO BE HERE IN TWO MONTHS.

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE EXPERTISE IN THAT AREA. >> AS COMMISSIONER SHELL POINTED OUT IF YOU GO TO THE GMPC WEBSITE, THEY WILL HAVE IMMEDIATE AND COMPLETE ACCESS TO WHAT YOU'RE ASKING. ANY LAST COMMENTS? I WANT TO GO TO THE NEXT AGENDA

ITEM. >> I THINK TO YOUR POINT THE ONE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS I KNOW THAT WE WERE WORKING WITH RICH ELINGALL ON THE UNIFIED RESPONSE TO THE COUNTY AND THEY DO HAVE A TASK FORCE PUT TOGETHER. SHE REACHED OUT BROADLY AND THEY HAD A DISCUSSION.

IT WAS MORE OPERATIONAL AT THAT POINT. I KNOW WE HAD SOME OF OUR BUSINESS PEOPLE THAT WERE IN THERE OFFERING THE DATA ON THE SURVEYS IN THAT MEETING.

THERE'S ALSO THE RECOVERY TASK FORCE ON THE CHAMBERS AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PEOPLE AS WELL. THERE IS ONE THAT WE STARTED OFF WAY EARLY.

BUT AND TO COMMISSIONERS SMITH'S POINT IS THAT EVEN IF THEY ARE HAVING THESE INDIVIDUALS BECAUSE EXILE DOING ONE TOO. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COMBINE ALL THESE TO MAKE SURE WE'RE ADDRESSING ACROSS THE BOARD. I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATIONING OUT ON THESE, SO

WE CAN HAVE A ROBUST DOCUMENT WHEN WE COME BACK ON. >> BELIEVE ME, I'M A FLEISS MEMBER OF THE CHAMBER -- THRICE MEMBER IN DRIPPING SPRINGS. I HAVE THREE DIFFERENT BUSINESSES. I THINK SOMETIMES WE FALL INTO THE TRAP THAT OUR CHAMBERS AND WE HAVE HAD THESE DISCUSSIONS. WE CAN'T ALWAYS -- I'M A BIG SUPPORTER OF THE PARTNERSHIP, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY THERE ARE BUSINESS OUT THERE THAT AREN'T MEMBERS OF OUR CHAMBERS.

THERE ARE INDUSTRIES OUT THERE THAT DON'T NECESSARILY PARTICIPATE IN A WAY EITHER BECAUSE THEIR CLIENT BASE IS NOT A LOCAL CLIENT BASE BUT THEIR WORKFORCE IS, OR THINGS LIKE

THAT THAT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS THOSE THINGS. >> YOU BET.

WE'RE NOT DENYING ANYONE ACCESS FOR SURE. WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM

[2. Introduction of the new Communications Manager, Kim Hilsenbeck, to the Commissioners Court. BECERRA]

NUMBER TWO? >> NUMBER TWO, INTRODUCTION OF A NEW COMMUNICATION MANAGER KIM

HILSENBECK TO THE COMMISSIONERS COMPLT -- COURT. >> WE'RE ALL SMILING.

>> THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE A NEW COUNTY EMPLOYEE.

KIM HILSENBECK HAS JOINED THE RESOURCE DEPARTMENT BULL SERVE AS THE COUNTY'S COMMUNICATION MANAGER UPON THE RETIREMENT OF LORRAINE TURNO THIS COMING THURSDAY.

SO WE WILL MISS LORRAINE. SHE'S BEEN OUR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER FOR OVER 11 YEARS, AND HAS BUILT THAT PROGRAM FOR HAYS COUNTY THAT KIM WILL CARRY ON AND FURTHER DEVELOP.

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SO A LITTLE BIT ABOUT KIM HILSENBECK. >> DO YOU MIND IF YOU STOOD NEXT TO HER SO THE VIEWING AUDIENCE CAN SEE WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN BASK IN THE LIMELIGHT.

>> GET IN THE CAMERA. >> THEY WILL ADJUST THE CAMERA. YOU'RE GOOD RIGHT THERE.

>> KIM JOINS US MOST RECENTLY FROM THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS SERVING AS THE COMMUNICATIONS OUTREACH COORDINATOR IN A TEMPORARY SITUATION FOR THE CITY BUT HAS BEEN ENGROSSLY INVOLVED IN THE COVID SITUATION. SO HER EMPLOYMENT OVERLAPPED WITH COVID.

SO VERY FAMILIAR WITH WHAT'S GOING NONE OUR PARTICULAR COMMUNITY WITH THAT.

SHE'S PREVIOUSLY THE CITY OF KYLE'S COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER. AND SO INVOLVED IN ALL FORMSS OF MARKET -- ALL FORMS OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION. HER TOOL KIT IS WIDE AND DEEP WITH COMMUNICATIONS TECHNIQUES, SOCIAL MEDIA, MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING, AND WRITING EDITING AND PRODUCING VIDEO AND SPOTLIGHTING. DIFFERENT PORTIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT. KIM HOLDS A BACHELORS DEGREE IN COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC

RELATIONS AND MASTERS DEGREE IN ADVERTISING. >> YOU'RE ON CAMERA.

>> DIFFERENT MANY THAT RESPECT. IT WILL BE A FRIENDLY DIFFERENCE.

SO WE ARE THRILLED TO BRING SUCH A HIGHLY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL ONBOARD AS THE COUNTY'S

COMMUNICATION MANAGER. >> TAYLOR: THANK YOU, KIM. WOULD YOU LIKE TO APPROACH THE

PODIUM AND SAY HELLO? >> GOOD MORNING, COURT. I'M KIM HILSENBECHBLEGHT I WILL BECOME THE COUNTY'S OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR -- HI HILSENBECK.

IF YOU DON'T MIND I'D LIKE TO THANK LORRAINE IN HER GUIDANCE WORK OVER THE YEARS.

SHE'S RESPECTED BY OTHER IPOS IN THE REGION AND WE HAVE A LITTLE INFORMAL GROUP OF IPOS IN HAYS COUNTY AND SHE'S SORT OF THE LEADER OR THE CHAMPION. I JUST WANT TO SAY MY GRATEFULNESS TO HER AS A RESIDENT OF THIS COUNTY AND SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN IN THE PROFESSION KIND OF ALONGSIDE HER HAS BEEN A REAL HONOR AND I THINK SHE'LL BE VERY MUCH MISSED. THAT BEING SAID, I'M VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE.

I HOPE TO TAKE WHAT SHE'S DONE, EXPAND, ENHANCE, AND CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD.

AND I WANT TO LET YOU ALL KNOW I STAND READY TO JUMP IN AS NEEDED WHETHER IT'S COVID OR ANY OTHER ISSUE, AND I HOPE THAT I CAN BRING A CALM RATIONAL, LOGICAL APPROACH TO WHAT WE DO AND MAKE SURE WE'RE SERVING ALL OUR AUDIENCES WITHIN THE COUNTY, AND STRENGTHENING THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN, YOU KNOW, PIOS, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, ANYWHERE THAT WE CAN BUILD RELATIONSHIPS.

I THINK THAT WILL ULTIMATELY HELP ALL OF US. >> BEAUTIFUL.

>> THE HAVE ANYTHING ELSE. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

>> COMMISSIONERS, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR HER BESIDES WELCOME?

>> THANKS, KIM. >> I GUESS WE'LL GET A CHANCE TO THANK LORRAINE AT A FUTURE

MEETING? >> I HOPE SO. I HOPE SO.

KIM, THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT AND WELCOME TO THE TEAM.

>> THANK YOU ALL. >> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANKS, LORRAINE AND SHE WAS HERE AT COUNTY WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED, AND SHE IS WRITTEN MANY STATEMENTS FOR ME CORRECTED MANY STATEMENTS AND MADE THEM MAKE SENSE. SHE'S OBVIOUSLY VERY TALENTED AND A PROFESSIONAL, AND I'VE LEARNED A LOT FROM HER. SHE'S DONE A GREAT JOB THROUGH SEVERAL EMERGENCIES LIKE WE ARE IN DEALING WITH NOW. SHE'S ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR THE COUNTY FIRST TO ARRIVE.

>> SHE MAY HAVE CORRECTED SOME OF MY THE. >> THANK YOU GUYS.

WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER THREE? >> NUMBER THREE.

PRESENTATION BY THE HAYS COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR PROVIDING AN UPDATE ON 2020

ELECTIONS. >> MS. ANDERSON. IF YOU PLEASE TELL THE AUDIENCE

WHO YOU ARE. >> JENNIFER ANDERSON. >> COURT I'LL JUST NOTE THERE WERE TWO ITEMS, THERE WERE A FEW COMMENTS PROVIDED BY E-MAIL. WE'RE PROVIDING THAT FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO ATTEND IN PERSON. THOSE E-MAILS THAT WILL BE SENT

WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE CLERK TO BE MADE PART OF THE RECORD. >> I THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE TO HAVE SOMEONE READ THEM ON A TIMER IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE TO

THE COURT. >> YOU WANT IT READ IT. >> DENNIS?

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DENNIS? I'

>> IT WILL TAKE ME AN ESTIMATED 20 MINUTES TO READ ALL OF THEM. THAT'S WHY I WAS GOING TO INCORPORATE THEM INTO THE RECORD. BUT IF THE COURT DESIRES I READ THEM, THEN I WILL READ THEM. YEAH, CORRECT. ITEM THREE.

[3. Presentation by the Hays County Elections Administrator, providing an update on 2020 elections. INGALSBE/ANDERSON]

THE ORE ITEM WE HAVE E-MAILED COMMENTS ON -- OTHER ITEM WE HAVE E-MAILED COMMENTS ON IS ITEM 26. YEAH. OK, RIGHT.

GOOD MORNING. I'LL DO WHAT I CAN. I'LL READ AT A DECENT PACE.

THAT'S FINE. ARE YOU READY? GOOD MORNING HAYS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT. MY NAME IS TEEGAN DEBROCHBLEGHT I'M A STUDENT LEADER FOR TEXAS RISING AT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY. I'M HERE ABOUT THE CURRENT VOTE IN TRAVIS COUNTY TO TAKE A PUBLIC STANCE AND SECURE ABOUT VOTING ABOUT MAIL AND ADEQUATELY PREPARE FOR INCREASED VOTE BY MAIL APPLICATIONS DUE TO COVID-19.

I WAS DISPLACED FROM MY DORM AT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, BUT LUCKILY HAVE HOUSING IN SAN MARCOS WITH MY FAMILY. HOWEVER I'M LIVING WITH MY GRANDPARENTS AND MY PARTNER WOULD ARE ALL VULNERABLE TO THE VIRUS. OUR ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD TENDS TO VOTE NEVER ELECTION BUT WE DO NOT INTEND TO PUT EACH OTHER'S LIVES AT RISK.

I AS LEADERS THE COMMISSIONER PUBLICLY INFORM RES DHAENTS ALL TEXAS VOTERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE BY MAIL DURING THE PANDEMIC. -- RESIDENTS.

ALL TEXANS SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THE BALLOT BOX AND SHOULD MAKE SAFE CHOICES WHEN IT COMES TO VOTING IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC. NO TEXAN SHOULD HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEIR HEALTH AND VOTING.

THIS IS WHY I'M ADVOCATING THAT THEY DO THEIR BEST TONE ASSURE THAT ALL TEXANS CAN VOTE BY MAIL AND THE COUNTY WORKS HARD TO PREPARE FOR A LARGE INFLUX OF VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION. TEGAN LEBROCK.

>> LEXIE GARCIA. >> GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS. MY NAME IS LEXIE GARCIA A FORMER TEXAS STATE WORKER AND CURRENT ORGANIZER IN SAN MARCOS WITH TEXAS RISING A CIVIC ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO UPLIFTING THE VOICE OF THESING GENERATION OF YOUNG TEXANS THROUGH VOTER REGISTRATION AND MOBILIZATION IN ADVOCACY. I'M WRITING TO ADVOCATE FOR THE COUNTY TO ACNOJT CURRENT VOTE BY MAIL COURT DECISION MADE -- ACKNOWLEDGE -- IN TRAVIS COUNTY AND TO ASK YOU AS LEADERS TAKE A PUBLIC STANCE AND INFORM EVERY ELIGIBLE VOTER ON VOTING BY MAIL. IN ADDITION TO DEMAND, THE COUNTY ADEQUATELY PREPARE FOR INCREASED VOTE BY MAIL APPLICATIONS, AS SOMEONE WHO WORKS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE ON CAMPUS AND THE COMMUNITY TO GROW SIEVE BEING ENGAGEMENT. I'VE COME TO KNOW THIS.

YOUNG VOTERS OF HAYS COUNTY HAVE SHOWN TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE WILL FULLY USE EXTENDED VOTING OPPORTUNITIES, NOT ONLY DOES THE ELECTION DATA SHOW OUR STRENGTH, BUT WE REGISTER, REREGISTER EVERY TIME WE MOVE. WE FOLLOW UP ON OUR VOTERS CERTIFICATES.

IF WE DON'T GET THEM IN THE MAIL WE FIGHT FOR OUR POLLING LOCATIONS TO STAY ACCESSIBLES AND STAND IN LONG LINES FOR MANY HOURS JUST TO CAST OUR BALLOT. WHEN YOU MAKE VOTING THAT IS TRULY ACTIONABLE, ACCESSIBLE AND SAFE, WE ARE ANYTHING BUT NONPARTICIPATORY.

I RURJ YOU TO MAKE THAT -- I URGE TO YOU MAKE THIS CASE FOR ALL VOTERS.

ALL VOTERS SHOULD HAVE SAFE ACCESS TO VOTING WHEN IT COMES TO THE PANDEMIC.

NO TEXAN SHOULD HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEIR HEALTH AND VOTING WHEN ENSURING WE MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD SHOULD BE YOUR MAIN CONCERN WITH RESPECT TO ELECTION ADMINISTRATION.

I URGE COMMISSIONERS TO SHARE A UNIFIED PUBLIC STATEMENT THAT IS CLEAR, DIRECT, IN WELCOMING OF

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ALL BY MAIL APPLICATIONS AND ENSURE ALL DEPARTMENTS ARE OUTFIT TO SCALE.

TIMES ARE UNCERTAIN IN THE DARK, BUT CHOOSE TO REPRESENT US MATTERS NOW MORE THAN EVER.

CHOOSING WHOS US -- WHO REPRESENTS US MATTERS MORE NOW THAN EVER.

LEXIE GARCIA. CHIEF COORDINATOR OF TEXAS RISING.

ISABELLA BROZENO. GOOD MORNING HAYS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT.

MY NAME IS ISABELLA BROZENO A ORGANIZER OF TEXAS RISING WHO WORKS IN THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS.

I'M WRITING TO ENCOURAGE HAYS COUNTY TO INCREASE THE SCOPE OF VOTING BY MAIL DURING OUR PANDEMIC, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT COURT DECISION MADE IN TRAVIS COUNTY AS WELL AS TO ADVOCATE TO THE COUNTY TO PREPARE FOR MORE BY MAIL COUNTY APPLICATIONS.

IT'S NECESSARY AMORE COMMISSIONERS PUBLICLY STATE THAT -- THAT'S A TYPO.

AND INFORM RES DHAENTS ALL TEXAS VOTERS ARE ELIGIBLE -- RESIDENTS ARE ELZWRIBLE TO VOTE AND THE COUNTY PLANS TO INCREASE VOTING BY MAIL APPLICATIONS. THESE ARE ALL ACTIONS THAT KEEPS THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF RESIDENTS PRIORITY AT THIS TIME. NO TEXANS SHOULD FORFEIT THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE TO STAY SAFE DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC. NOR SHOULD THEY PUT THEIR LIFE ON THE LINE BY IGNORING SOCIAL DISTANCING. PRACTICES IN ORDER TO VOTE.

A HEALTH CRISIS SHOULD NOT CONTINUE TO BE A VOTING RIGHTS CRISIS, WHICH IS WHY I'M ASKING THE COUNTY TODAY TO EXPAND VOTE BY MAIL TO ALL RESIDENTS, AND FOR THE COUNTY TO COMMIT TO ENSURING THEY HAVE ALL NECESSARY RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE A LARGE INFLUX OF VOTE BY MAIL APPLICATIONS AND BALLOTS. DURING THIS MOST RECENT ELECTION ON MARCH 3RD WE SAW HOW MANY EXCITE AND ENGAGED STUDENTS AT TEXS STATE WENT TO VOTE. THE ON-CAMPUS POLLING SITE ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS IN THE COMMUNITY AND ACROSS THE STATE WAS OVERRUN BY LONG AND SLOWLY MOVING LINES. THIS IS IN ITSELF THIS IN ITSELF HAS ALWAYS BEEN A DETERRENT TO VOTERS STUDENTS LIKE ME. IMAGINE HOW MUCH THIS PUSHES POTENTIAL VOTERS AWAY AT A TIME TO BEING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ANYONE IN THAT MATER COULD PROVE DEADLY FOR US? FOR THE PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT AND COME INTO CONTACT WITH AT HOME. I'M MYSELF IS AT HOME WITH MY FAMILY LIKE MANY OTHER STUDENTS AND SHOULD NOT RISK CONTRACTING AND SPREADING THE VIRUS IN ORDER TO VOTE. NO STUDENT OR TEXANS SHOULD HAVE TO MAKE THIS CHOICE WHILE OUR LIVES AND EDUCATION HAVE ALREADY BEEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. ENOUGH AS IT IS.

IF OUR CLASSES AND GRADUATION CEREMONIES CAN BE CONDUCTED REMOTELY SO CAN VOTING THE IS WHY, AS A STUDENT, A VOTER, AND AS SOMEONE NOT WANTING TO CONTRIBUTE TO A GROWING HEALTH CRISIS AM ADVOCATING FOR THE COUNTY TO PUBLIC STANCE TO EXTEND INFORMING BY MAIL AND ADEQUATELY PREPARE INCREASED VOTE BY MAIL APPLICATIONS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME

ON THIS ISSUE. ISABELLA BROZENO. >> WAITING FOR YOU TO FINISH.

IF YOU SEE A COPY PASTE LETTER, IDENTIFY WHO IT IS AND YOU'LL POTENTIALLY JUST --

>> WILL DO. >> IF YOU SEE ONE. >> I'M SENSING A THEME HERE.

>> WE WANT TO HEAR PEOPLE, BUT IF IT'S A REPEAT WE HEARD IT. THAT'S OWEKY TOO.

>> BRANDON JAMES. GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONERS. IT SEEMS HERE IN HAZE COUNT THINK ARE THREE CERTAINTYIES DEATH TAXES AND ELECTIONS. HERE WE ARE AGAIN IN ONE OF THE MOST TIMES IN MODERN HISTORY DISCUSSING WHAT IS ONE OF THE MOST ASSURED ACCESS TO HUMAN LIFE. EVEN DURING THE CORONAVIRUS IT'S IMPORTANT OUR ELECTIONS STILL CUMPLT IT'S HIGHLIGHTED AGAIN TO US AS WE GO THROUGH THAT CRISIS THAT THE DECISIONS WE MAKE ON DLAEKS ARE CRITICAL IN CARRYING OUT FUNCTIONS -- WE MAKE ON ELECTION DAY ARE CRITICAL IN CARRYING OUT FUNCTIONS THAT ARE CRITICAL TO AMERICANS. THAT'S WHY I COME HERE TO DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF AN EFFECTIVE JULY RUNOFF, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE DECISION BY THE JUDGE LAST WEEK THAT WILL LEAD TO AN EXPANSION OF MAIL-IN VOTING.

HERE AT MOVE TEXAS, WE HAVE BEEN MOBILIZING STUDENTS AT TEXAS STATE FOR AROUND TWO YEARS.

IN THAT TIME STUDENT VOTING HAS INCREASED DRAMATICALLY. WE'RE NOT THE ONLY ORGANIZATION MOBILIZING YOUNG FOLKS THOUGH RIGHT NOW. NOT ONLY ARE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS DOING IT, BUT CAMPAIGNS THEMSELVES WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN VOTER CONTACTS AS YOU -- AS ALL OF YOU KNOW. OUR PROGRAM IS EXPANDING TO BE IN CONTACT WITH THOUSANDS OF

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REGISTERED STUDENTS HERE IN HAYS COUNTY WHO ARE CURRENTLY VERY MUCH OUT OF THE COUNTY.

STUDENTS WHO ARE IMMUNE COMPRISED -- COMPROMISED. STUDENTS WHO MIGHT HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION OR A GREAT NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO FEAR CATCHING THE CORONAVIRUS THROUGH VOTING. AS OF CURRENTLY ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WILL OBTAIN A MAIL-IN BALLOT UNDER THE LAWS AND INJUNCTION. BECAUSE OF THIS, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO SEE THREE SPECIFIC FLINGS TODAY. A ROBUST MAIL-IN PROGRAM, AN O ONSITE PLAN THAT IS UNDERSTANDING OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION AND DECISIVE PLAN FOR HOW REGISTRATION CAN OCCUR BY THE JUNE REGISTRATION DEADLINE. I WILL START BY SAYING THAT THE DECISION TO EXPAND MAIL-IN BALLOT APPLICATION SEASONS INCRED RECENT ONE, ONE THAT I UNDERSTAND COUNTIES ARE STILL ADJUSTING TO. I ALSO UNDERSTAND ATHIS CHANGE COMES WITH INCREASED PRESSURES FROM BOTH THE STATE AND THE CITIZENS.

UNDERSTANDING THIS, IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONVEY HOW IMPERATIVE IT IS TO SELECTING GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES IN A WAY THAT IS FAIR AND REPRESENTATIVE VOTERS TRUE BELIEFS. IT IS CRITICAL TO A FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY THAT THIS OCCURS.

WE HAVE SEEN IN FLORIDA THIS YEAR HOW MAIL-IN BALLOTS PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN ENSURING PEOPLE GET THE CHANCE TO VOTE IN THE ERA OF SOCIAL DISTANCING. WE'VE ALSO SEEN THROUGH THE WISCONSIN PRIMEY THAT HAVING PLANNED FOR ON SITE VOTING IS CRITICAL.

AS OF THE LAST STATISTIC I SAW, 19 PEOPLE CONTRACTED COVID-19 THROUGH THEIR PAR DISNATION ONSITE, ON-DAY VOTING. -- PARTICIPATION. WE KNOW IT'S LIKELY TEXAS WILL BE PAST THE PEAK OF THE CURVE AT THAT POINT IN TIME, HOWEVER WES KNOW PEOPLE REMAIN ASYMPTOMATIC

FOR 5 TO 10 DAYS. >> TIME IS UP, SIR. CAN YOU PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES?

IF I COULD PLEASE JUST FINISH? >> OK.

>> THAT WAS GOOD. >> BRANDON JAMES. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> FIELD ORGANIZER FOR MOVE TEXAS. >> THANK YOU, MR. JAMES.

>> ALL RIGHT. I THINK I'M GOING TO MAKE IT ON THIS ONE.

KYLIE MACON. HELLO, MY PUBLIC COMMENT IS AS FOLLOWS.

GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONERS. THE CONSTANT ISSUE WE HAVE SEEN IN TEXAS IS VOTING.

WHETHER IT BE A LACK OF WAYS TO REGISTER VOTERS, A LACK OF POLLING PLACES OR A POLLING SYSTEM THAT RESULTED IN MANY TEXANS BEING UNABLE IT MAKE IT TO THE POLLS.

VOTING ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION IN TEXAS. THE UNITED STATES PRIDES ITSELF ON GIVING EVERY CITIZEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND BE REPRESENTED IN CONGRESS.

THE RIGHT BEING THREATENED MORE THAN EVER BY THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT COVID-19 HAS THRUST UPON US ALL. THIS IS WHY I COME BLUE TODAY IN HOPES THAT VOTING BY MAIL WILL BE PROPERLY FUNDED IN HAYS COUNTY. I'M A SENIOR.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS -- INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MAJOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR AT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY IN SAN MARCOS, TEXAS. MY STUDIES AND MY WORK AT MOVE TEXAS HAVE SHOWN ME JUST HOW IMPORTANT IT IS FOR CITIZENS TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR CIVIL DUTIES. I BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE SHOULD AND THAT BELIEF, IN PARTICULAR, IS PARTICULARLY HARD FOR ME TO FULFILL DURING THESE HARD TIMES.

SINCE I LIVE IN APARTMENT ALONE IN SAN MARCOS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS SO IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW, I DECIDED ABOUT A MONTH AGO TO TEMPORARILY HEAD BACK TO GALVESTON COUNTY WHERE MY FAMILY LIVES IN ORDER TO NOT BE ALONE THROUGH THE CRISIS. SINCE I HAVE LIVED IN SAN MARCHS FOR GOING ON THREE YEARS NOW, I'M A REGISTERED VOTER IN HAYS COUNTY, AS I'M SURE YOU'RE AWARE. I CANNOT VOTE HERE IN GALVESTON COUNTY SINCE I'M REGISTERED IN HAYS COUNTY AND WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. WHEN JULY RUNOFFS COME AROUND I'LL HAVE TO TRAVEL THREE HOURS IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE AND FULFILL MY CIVIL DUTY VOTING.

THIS WILL MAKE WORKING ONLINE AND COMPLETING THE SCHOOLWORK HARD.

IT WOULD REQUIRE ME TO PAY FOR GAS AND FOOD AND POTENTIALLY COME INTO CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH CORONAVIRUS. MY CONCERNS ARE NOT UNIQUE. THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS RETURNED TO THEIR HOMETOWNS WHEN CORONAVIRUS BECAME A THREAT IN HAYS COUNTY.

ALTHOUGH I WOULD DRIVE TO HAZE IN ORDER TO VOTE MANY STUDENTS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE VOTE -- HAYS -- FOR THE REASONS. VOTE BY MAIL ACCESSIBLE TO ALL HAYS COUNTY RESIDENTS BY ENSURING THE ELECTIONS OFFICES ARE PROPERLY FUNDED AND HAVE THE RESOURCES PROTECT OUR CIVIL RIGHTS AND DUTIES AS WELL AS OUR HEALTH. THANK YOU, KYLIE MACON.

>> ALL RIGHT. >> PJ SATINA. GOOD DAY, COMMISSIONERS.

A BIG ISSUE IN THIS ARE COUNTY LIKE MANY ACROSS THE STATE IS VOTING.

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THE MESS THAT OCCURS IN THIS COUNTY SURROUNDING VOTING IS A LIFE AND DEATH SITUATION RIGHT NOW. WE CANNOT ALLOW IN-PERSON VOTING DUE TO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC WE'RE CURRENTLY IN. WISCONSIN HELD THEIR PRIMARY AND AS A RESULT 19 INDIVIDUALS CONTRACTED COVID-19 BECAUSE OF IT AS OF APRIL 23RD. I WOULD LIKE TO ENSURE THAT THE COUNTY HAS A ROBUST VOTE BY MAIL PROGRAM IMPLEMENTED BY THE JULY RUNOFF ELECTIONS.

MY NAME IS CJ SATINA. I'M A SOPHOMORE AT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY MINIMUM WAGE WORDS POLITICALED A MINOR POLITICAL COMMUNICATION. I'M ALSO A FIELD FELLOW AT MOVE TEXAS WHICH IS AN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TOWARDS YOUTH POWER IN THE STATE.

VOTING IS NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART. I BELIEVE ANYONE WOULD IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE SHOULD GO OUT AND VOTE REGARDLESS OF AGE, SEX AND RACE.

IT IS UNDEMOCRATIC TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO STAND IN LINES DURING A PANDEMIC WHICH ALLOWING PEOPLE TO VOTE WHILE ALLOWING PEOPLE TO VOTE BY MAIL THE COUNTY NEEDS TO STEP UP ON THIS ISSUE AND NOT SHOW BAD EXAMPLES FOR OTHER COUNTRIES. WHAT HAZE COUNTY IS DOING IS DISCRIPPLE NIGHT BY NOT ALLOWING TO EXERCISE OUR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.

WHEN WITH HE GO TO THE POLLS WE SHOULD NOT PUT OUR LIVES IN JEOPARDY IT WILL BE UNDEMOCRATIC IF THE COUNTY DOESN'T EXPAND VOTE BY MAIL THAT THEREFORE THAT THE COUNTY VOTES AT THE END OF THE DAY. HELLO. I'M ETHAN A MASTERS STUDENT AT TEXAS STATES. AT THIS POINT THE CORONAVIRUS HAS BECOME CLEAR THAT THE BURDEN OF PROTECTING CITIZENS FROM THE VIRUS LAYS HEAVILY ON OFFICIALS. TODAY I'M ASKING YOU EXTEND THESE PROTECTIONS TO THE VOTING PROCESS ITSELF. IT BECOMES APPARENT SIMPLY LEAVING A HOUSE PUTS A PERSON THIS DANGER OF CONTRACTING OR SPREADING THE VIRUS.

WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO STAY INSIDE EXCEPT FOR THE MOST NECESSARY OF CIRCUMSTANCES.

SUCH AS PURCHASING GROCERIES OR MEDICATIONS. ANYWHERE THERE'S A CROWD OF PEOPLE THERE'S A POTENTIAL TO SPREAD THES. TANTAMOUNT TO VOTER SUPPRESSION INSTEAD OF ASKING PEOPLE TO PAY A POLL TASK IT YOU WOULD BE ASKING IT PAY WITH THEIR HEALTH AFTER WISCONSIN VOTERS DID BY POSING THE QUESTION OF DEMOCRACY TO SAFETY PUTTING VOTERS AT RISK. IT IS UNDEMOCRATIC THAT YOUR COUNT -- IF YOU'RE WILLING TO PUT YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS AT RISK. THIS IS DUMB MATH.

THE SIMPLEST SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS FACING BOTH OUR PUBLIC AND DEMOCRATIC HEALTH IS AN EXPANSION OF VOTE BY MAIL PROGRAM. IF YOU'RE TO VOTE THESE PROGRAMS THERE WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS. IF YOU THROUGH POLICY OR LACK OF RESOURCES FORCE SAN MARCOSANS IT LEAVE THE HOUSE YOU WOULD ALLOW AN ELECTION IN WHICH THE RESULTS ARE NOT DEEMED FREE, AND FREE AND JUST BY REASONABLE INDIVIDUAL.

ETHAN PENA. >>. >> REPORTER: TWO MORE.

>>. >> MY NAME IS SAMANTHA AND I'M A SAN MARCOS ISSUE ADVOCACY FOR MOVE TEXAS A STATEWIDE NONPARTISAN ORGANIZATION WORKING TO BUILD POWER IN UNDERREPRESENTED YOUTH COMMUNITIES. WITH ELECTIONS QUICKLY APPROACHING THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN CERTAIN HISTORY ALLOWING THEM TO UNFOLD AND WHAT CHANGES WE WILL SEE IN LIGHT OF COVID-19. I WOULD LIKE IT TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR VOTE BY MAIL AS IT IS CRUCIAL TO MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF OUR ELECTIONS DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES. VOTING RIGHTS ADVOCATES ELECTIONS ON LOST DOLLARS AND FORMER OFFICIALS OFFICIAL IT VOTE BY MAIL HAS BEEN THE MAIN ELECTION PARTICIPATION DURING THIS PANDEMIC. ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS TRIBUNE, 66% OF AMERICAN VOTERS SAID THEY WOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE GOING TO THE POLLING PLACES. EVEN WITH POLLING PLACES EVEN TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, VOTERS MAY BE RELUCTANT TO BE IN CROWD PLACES IT CAST THEIR BALLOTS. AND ELECTION WORKERS ENFORCE DISTANCING BY REQUIRING VOTERS IT STAND 6 FEET AWAY FROM EACH OTHER AND VOTING LINES CAN

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EASILY STRETCH OUT 10 BLOCKS ACCORDING TO THE ADMINISTRATOR. VOTERS CANNOT BE CONFRONTED JUST TO EXERCISE THEIR BASIC CIVIL RIGHTS AND DUTIES. YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CONSTANTLY DESCRIBED AS BEING APATHETIC, APOLITICAL AND ALL SORTS OF COMMENTS THAT DEMEAN THE WORK YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE PUT TO THE FOR MORE -- FOR MORE JUST COMMUNITIES.

BUT WE ARE HERE TODAY SPEAKING OUT FOR OUR BASIC RIGHT IT VOTE DURING A PANDEMIC.

THIS WILL NOT ONLY BENEFIT YOUNG PEOPLE, BUT IT WILL ESPECIALLY BENEFIT THOSE WOULD ARE MOST VULNERABLE TO THE VIRUS, AND WHO ESPECIALLY NEED PROTECTION. I HOPE YOU WILL STAND WITH ALL PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITY BY SUPPORTING VOTE BY MAIL. THANK YOU.

SAMANTH ELISE. ADVOCACY FELLOW FROM NEW TEXAS. KATHERINE WICKER.

I WANT TO FIRST THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF STUDENT VOTE AND WORKING TO PROTECT ALL OF HAYS COUNTY DURING THIS TIME. WHILE I NORMALLY COME IN PERSON TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTING TODAY MY URGE COMES IN THE FORM OF THIS LETTER.

TODAY I'M WRITING YOU TO ONCE AGAIN ADVOCATE TO ALL ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER THROW.

LAST WEEK IN THE CASE DECIDE BY JUDGE TIM SULACK, A WIN OCCURRED WHERE THE ELECTION CODE ALLOWS FOR THE VOTE BY MAIL REQUIREMENT TO BE CHANGED TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS IT UNDER THE DISABILITY CLAUSE. THIS IS CRUCIAL DURING THIS TIME AND AS MOST UNCERTAIN AS THIS DEMAFTER WHERE SAW IN WISCONSIN PEOPLE GOT SICK TRYING TO GET TO THE POLLS AND IT'S CRUCIAL THE COUNTY PREPARES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE COUNTY DURING THE PANDEMIC.

THIS IS ESPECIALLY NEAR TO MY HEART AS I LIVE WITH A HEALTH CONDITION THAT PUTS ME IN THE HIGH-RISK CATEGORY. AS YOU ARE AWARE, IT IS HIGH IMPORTANCE FOR ME TO MAKE SURE EVERY PERSON HAS A CHANCE TO VOTE. I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO MAKE THE DECISION BETWEEN VOTING AND MY LIFE. RIGHT NOW IT'S TOO DANGEROUS FOR KNOW GOSRY STORE WITHOUT SOME SORT OF ASSISTANCE. I DON'T WANT TO LOSE MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT BECAUSE OF THIS VIRUS THAT WE CANNOT CONTROL.

MY STORY IS NOT ONLY ONE IN MY PERSONAL LIFE I'M FEARING TO GET TO POLLING LOCATION.

MY FATHER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A BRAIN TUMOR AND EVEN WHEN MY DAD WAS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE, HE VOTED IN EVERY ELECTION THAT HE HAD. EVEN WHEN HE WAS UNABLE TO DRIVE OUR NEIGHBORS WOULD DRIVE HIM TO THE BALLOT BOX. YET MY FATHER WAS TO GET COVID-19, THIS ILLNESS WOULD COST HIM HIS LIFE. YET I KNOW WOE RISK IT.

COME JUNE TO GET A BALLOT BOX. BECAUSE VOTING IS SOMETHING HE TAKES HAD A SERIOUSLY.

ONCE YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO FIGURE OUT THE BEST PRACTICES I'M ENCOURAGING YOU TO MAKE SURE THE VOTE BY MAIL ACCESS PROCESS AND ALL RESOURCES ARE PUBLIC TO THE COMMUNITY.

I'M ALSO RECOMMENDEDING THAT THEY ARE IN SPANED ENGLISH. I'M ALSO ASKING THAT YOU MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE THE UNIVERSITY IN THESE DECISIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY CAN PROPERLY EDUCATE STUDENTS ON HOW TO OBTAIN BALLOT BY MAIL. AS YOU KNOW STUDENTS WHO MIGHTABLE AWAY FROM THEIR PLACE OF LIVING CAN'T REGISTER TO VOTE BECAUSE TEXAS DOES NOT HAVE ONLINE VOTING REGISTRATION. WITHOUT THESE THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS WOULD BE WITHOUT A BALLOT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL OF HAZE COUNTKY VOTE DURING THIS. KATHERINE WICKER.

>> DID YOU IT. THANK YOU MR. KENNEDY FOR VOLUNTEERING TO READ ALL THOSE.

REALLY APPRECIATE IT. THOSE VOICES AND THE FOLKS TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE THESE ARE IMPORTANT, BECAUSE IF SOMEONE IS THINKING BEEN ISSUE THERE'S A GROUP OF THEM AARE.

OUR JOB IS TO LISTEN. SO MS. ANDERSON? >> GOOD MORNING.

>> THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND THANK YOU FOR YOURNESS TO PROVIDE US UNDERSTANDING ON WHAT YOU SEE AS THE ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR TO UNFOLD HERE IN HAYS COUNTY.

>> YOU'RE VERY WELCOME. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. >> YES, MA'AM.

>> SO THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN SAID SO FAR THIS MORNING THAT I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU MY OPINION ON, AS THE ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR. AND SOME OF THEM ARE IN THOSE COMMENTS, WHERE I THINK THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST MISINFORMED ABOUT THE PROCESS, AND ONE OF THEM IS YOUR REQUEST FOR A MAP WITH VOTER PRECINCTS THAT IDENTIFIES PEOPLE THAT HAVE TESTED YES FOR COVID. AND THE REASON THAT IS A SPECIFIC CONCERN IS BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WILLIC? PEOPLE'S FIND IN THIS JULY ELECTION.

IS MY ELECTION PRECINCT HAS A LOT OF INFECTED PEOPLE, AND THAT COULD POTENTIALLY AFFECT THE OUTCOME A ELECTION. SO I WOULD SUGGEST YOU FIND ANOTHER MARKER BESIDES THE

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VOTING PRETHE TO IDENTIFY THOSE PERSONS JUST BECAUSE IT ADVERSELY AFFECTS OUR ATTEMPTS TO HAVE ACCURATE AND FAIR ELECTIONS FOR EVERYBODY. JUST MY 2 CENTS ON THAT.

I HEARD IN THE COMMENTS MORE THAN ONCE PEOPLE BEING REGISTERED IN HAYS COUNTY AND NOT BEING ABLE TO VOTE. THOSE PEOPLE ARE ALREADY QUALIFIED IT VOTE BY NOW.

SO IF THEY ARE LISTENING YOU'RE ALREADY QUALIFIED TO VOTE BY MAIL.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS FILL OUT AN APPLICATION IF YOU'RE REGISTERED HERE AND YOU DON'T LIVE HERE. THAT IS A QUALIFICATION YOU WILL BE ABSENT FROM THE COUNTY DURING

THE ELECTION. >> NOT IF THEY INTEND TO COME BACK HERE.

THE LAW IS AWARE OF THAT. YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION ACCESS, IF YOU HAVE TO TEMPORARILY LEAVE A PLACE AND YOU HAVE THE INTENT ONCOMING BACK YOU CAN STILL BE LEDGE ADMINISTERED.

THER YOU'RE WELCOME. >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO ADDRESS THE QUESTIONS BUT I'D LIKE IT SEE IF YOU COULD FIRST TELL US JUST FOR FLOW WHAT YOU SEE AND WHAT YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR THE COUNTY IF YOU DON'T MIND JUST TELLING US THAT.

>> I HAVE A WHOLE PRESENTATION ON THAT. >> PERFECT.

THAT WAY WE CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT'S AHEAD OF US. >> ABSOLUTELY.

SO THE PRESENTATION. DO Y'ALL HAVE ACCESS TO THAT? OK.

SO IF Y'ALL ARE LOOKING ON THAT ON YOUR FIRST SLIDE OF THE PRESENTATION ARE OUR REGISTERED VOTER NUMBERS AS THEY STOOD ON APRIL 22ND WHEN THIS PRESENTATION WAS DONE.

SO THE OVERALL REGISTERED VOTERS OF THAT TIME WAS 143,586. AND THIS BREAKS DOWN BY ACTIVE AND SUSPENDS WHICH THEY ARE ALL -- GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF WHERE THEY STAND.

VOTERS IN EITHER CAT GORY WHO ARE OVER THE AGE OF 56 -- CATEGORY WHO ARE OVER THE AGE OF 65 WAS 26,345. AND THE REASON THAT NUMBER IS SIGNIFICANT ON THE NEXT SLIDE BY MAIL APPLICANTS THAT HAVE SUBMITTED THEIR APPLICATION FOR THIS JULY ELECTION OR THIS YEAR IF IT'S AN ANNUAL APPLICATION THAT ARE OVER THE AGE OF 65 ARE 393.

SO WHAT THAT TELLS ME IS OR SHOULD TELL Y'ALL IS THERE ARE 22,000 PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT ALREADY QUALIFY TO VOTE BY MAIL. IN THIS COUNTY THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY APPLIED TO VOTE BY MAIL. THAT'S THE KIND OF NUMBER THAT WE'RE PREPARING TO MEET AT A MINIMUM. IN THIS ELECTION FOR BALLOT BY MAIL.

WHEN HEARD OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN THE COMMENTS THAT WE NEED TO BE PREPARED, WE ARE PREPARING FOR THAT BECAUSE WE KNOW THE AT VERY MINIMUM THOSE PEOPLE CAN EASILY FILL OUT AN APPLICATION AND VOTE BY MAIL, AND THOSE AREN'T PEOPLE THAT ORDINARILY DO.

SO WE ARE PREPARING FOR A BIG SURGE IN BALLOT BY MAIL. RIGHT BELOW THAT ARE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY HAVE A DISABILITY ANNUAL BALLOT BY MAIL FILE AS OF THE 22ND.

THAT WAS 61. SO WHAT WE KNOW ARE THAT THERE ARE PARTIES THAT R SENDING APPLICATIONS AND ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO USE THAT DISABILITIES TO QUALIFICATION BY VOTE BY MAIL. WE DO ANTICIPATE THAT NUMBER TO GO UP QUITE A BIT.

DISABILITY CAN BE PEOPLE THAT ALREADY QUALIFY BUT DON'T NORMALLY DO IT BUT DHO HAVE AN EXISTING CONDITION. SO -- BUT DO HAVE A EXISTING CONDITION, SO WE HAVE TO PREPARE THAT AS WELL. NEVER REALLY PINPOINTED THOSE NUMBERS OUT, BUT IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE AFTER THIS YEAR'S ELECTIONS THE INCREASE IN THOSE NUMBERS.

OUR TURNOUT FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FOR 2016 WAS 73,589 OR 63%.

JUST A LITTLE OVER FOR THE ELECTION. BELOW THAT JUST FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO LOOK AT NUMBERS, WE PUT SOME PROJECTED TURNOUTS, IF WE GET DIFFERENT PERCENTAGES BASED ON THIS YEAR'S VOTER REGISTRATION NUMBERS TO DATE. AND WE FEEL OR I FEEL CONFIDENT IN SAYING THAT IT WILL PROBABLY BE SOMEWHERE IN NOVEMBER. THIS IS BETWEEN THE 65 AND 70%.

THE NEXT SLIDE IS THE 2016-2018 AND 2020 COMPARISONS. BEFORE COVID, PRECOVID WE HAD PROJECTED 10,000 MAIL BALLOTS THIS YEAR BASED ON WHAT WE SEE OUR NORMAL INCREMENTS AND INCREASES. SO I REALLY BELIEVE THAT COULD GO -- IT COULD GO UP TO 20 25 IF WE SEE ALL OF THOSE OVER 65 VOTING BY MAIL OR MORE PEOPLE CLAIMING DISABILITY THAT HAVE

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THOSE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS. WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN PHONE CALLS ABOUT THAT.

>> JUST WHILE YOU'RE FLIPPING PAGES. I DON'T WANT TO RUIN YOUR CADENCE, BUT THE VOTE BY MAIL PIECE. YOU SAID SOME GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGING IT FILE DISABILITY. IS THAT PROPER? IS THAT RIGHT?

IS THAT ACCEPTABLE? FOR PEOPLE TO BE DOING? >> YES.

IS IT PROPER TO BE ENCOURAGING FOLKS UNDER THE COVID-19 SITUATION PANDEMIC WE'RE DEALING WITH THE IS IT THE RIGHT DIRECTION PEOPLE ARE GETTING? BECAUSE WE ARE A POINT OF INFORMATION SO THAT'S WHAT I'M HOPING TO DO HERE IS TO SHARE INFORMATION.

>> ARE YOU GUYS IF THEY KNOW TO ENCOURAGE THEM WE'RE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO AREN'T DISABLED TO SAY

THEY ARE. >> I'M ASKING MER TO CLARIFY WHICH SHE JUST SAID, WHICH I INTERPRET IT AS -- THAT'S WHY I DON'T WANT TO ASSUME OF THE I'M ASKING TO YOU CLARIFY IF SOMEONE FEELS SOME LIMITATION BECAUSE OF COVID THAT THEY ARE ALLOWED QUALIFIED TO FILE UNDER THIS

EXEMPTION. >> I WASN'T HERE THE COMMENTS BUT I KNOW IN THE COURT CASE THE ONE THAT WAS CITED. IF THEY ARE COMING FROM A PLACE THAT YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A PHYSICAL CONDITION THAT PREVENTS YOU FROM GOING TO THE POLLING PLACE YOU SHOULD UTILIZE IN THIS YEAR BECAUSE IT'S SAFER. IT'S NOT UP TO ME TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT IT'S APPROPRIATE OR WHAT MEETS THAT QUALIFICATION BUT IF THEY ARE GETTING IT FROM YOU ALREADY MEET THAT QUALIFICATION AND YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THAT SO YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THAT THIS YEAR BY ALL MEANS. BUT IF THEY ARE MAKING UP DISABILITY OR DETERMINING OR TRYING TO TELL SOMEBODY WHAT'S A DISABILITY OR WHAT'S NOT, THAT IS UP TO SOMEBODY ELSE.

>> OR INTERPRETATION. I GOT IT. I WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT AND

THANK YOU FOR THE CLARIFICATION. >> WE DON'T FOLLOW. WE DON'T GO BACK AND CHECK.

IF SOMEBODY SAYS THEY ARE DISABLED WE DON'T GO BACK AND SAY HEY WE DON'T HAVE A

DISABILITY POLICE. >> GOOD POINT. >> WE DON'T LOOK AT SOMEBODY'S ADDRESS UNLESS THEY ARE OUT OF THE COUNTY

>> IN CLOSING. LET'S GO IN CLOSINGS. OR ISTY GOT FURTHER OUT.

IF CLOSING IF YOU CAN COME BACK WITH THE COMMENTS THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

>> OK. PERFECT. >> SO THE BUSIEST WE HAVE HAD TO DATE IS THE 2018 THE WE HAD 10,094 BALLOTS YOU CAN SEE WHAT WAS ACCEPTED.

BUT IF WE HAD 10,000 IN NOVEMBER THIS YEAR THANKS ON WHAT WE HAVE ON THE VOTER REGISTRATION NOW WE WOULD HAVE 1079 FOR THE YEAR THAT WOULD INCLUDE THE PRIMARY ACTION AND SHOW THE INCREASES WE HAVE SET OUT FOR YOU. MAYBE 10,000 FOR NOVEMBER. THAT IS A HUGE INCREASE.

OUR TURNOUT FORCES THOSE ELECTIONS. SO THOSE ARE THE KIND OF NUMBERS WE'RE PREPARING FOR. SOME OF THE THINGS WE'VE DONE AND WE HAVEN'T ENTIONS MANYED THE IMPACT FOR COVID IS THE POTENTIAL TO GET POLL WORKERS THE IS VERY DIFFICULT RIGHT NOW.

MANY OF THOSE POLL WORKERS ARE OLDER AND THE PEOPLE VULNERABLE TO COVID.

WE'RE INSTITUTING A LOT OF DIFFERENT PRACTICES WITHIN THE POLLING LOCATION THAT WE'LL KEEP THEM SAFE BUT ALSO GOING TO HAVE FOR SOME HEALTH AND MAYBE SECURING POLL WORKERS FOR THESE ELECTIONS THIS YEAR. WE HOPE THAT YOU TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION.

SOME OF THE THINGS AWE HAVE INSTITUTE FORD OUR POLL WORKERS AND VOTERS ARE PERIODIC HAND

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WASHING. WE'RE GOING TO REQUEST AND TRAINING AND ALSO PUT A LOG OUT FOR THEM TO EVERY 20 MINUTES TO WASH THEIR HANDS. WE'RE ALSO GOING TO HAVE HAND SANITIZERS THAT -- FOR OBTAINING. ALCOHOL WIPES THAT'S HOW WE'LL SANITIZE FOR VOTERS. BARRIER GUARDS WHICH I HEARD I MENTIONED EARLIER AND COVID UPDATE THAT WE HAD THAT IS SOMETHING I THINK EVERYBODY IS INSTITUTING AND IT'S REALLY A NO BRAIN ARE AND IT'S PROBABLY GOOD EVEN FOREVER JUST BECAUSE WE HAVE FLU SEASON AND EVERYTHING ELSE. SO WE'RE GOING TO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE GLOVES AND MASKS.

NOT FOR EVERY POLLER THAT WALKS IN BUT WE CAN SUGGEST THEY BRING THOSE WITH THEM I'VE ACTUALLY BEEN INVITED TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE LEGAL DIVISION.

WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT Q TIPS, RUBBER THIMBLES AND THINGS THAT WE CAN USE SO VOTERS DON'T HAVE TO TOUCH THE TOUCH SCREEN. WE LOOKED AT SO MANY DIFFERENT OPTIONS.

I DECIDED WE'RE GOING TO GO WITH Q TIPS. THE WILL THEY TEST FOR QUALITY?

NICE. >> WE'RE GOING TO MAKE SURE THEY GET ONES THAT WON'T COLLAPSE FOR EVEN AT THAT I THINK WE CAN GET TWO OR THREE Q TIPS FOR WHAT A PINS PENCIL WILL COST.

WE'RE GOING TO GO WITH Q TIPS. WE'RE GOING TO PUT A LOB IN THE POLLING LOCATIONS SIMPLE DOLLAR WHAT YOU WOULD SEE WITH PUBLIC BUILDINGS WHERE OUR POLLING WORKERS HAVE TO DOCUMENT WHEN THEY DO THESE THINGS. JUST MORE OR LESS AS A REMINDER TO THEM TO DO THEM.

WE'RE GOING TO VIDEOTAPE OUR TRAINING SO WE CAN DO ONLINE TRAINING COURSES.

WE HAVE BEEN DO THIS FOR A LONG TIME, BUT COVID IS GOING TO HELP US PUSH THAT PRIORITY UP.

BECAUSE WE WANT THEM TO DO THE TRAINING BEFORE THE ELECTIONS. SO WE'RE WORKING ON THAT IN ADDITION TO THE MEASURES WE'RE TAKING AT THE POLLING ELECTION. I PUT ON THE POLLING PROGRAM THE LOCATION. THAT'S THE SUGGESTION WE'RE GOING TO GET TO OUR POLLING WORKERS. NOW THAT DIAGRAM COULD VARY DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF EQUIPMENT THAT WE CAN FIT WITH ALL THE SAFETY MEASURES IN POLLING LOCATION, SOME LOCATIONS LIKE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, PROBABLY WILL NOT HAVE THAT MUCH EQUIPMENT.

THEY WON'T. AND MAY NOT EVEN HAVE BOOTHS 6 FEET APART.

SO THOSE ARE LOCATION THAT'S WON'T HAVE HEAVY THE AT THIS TIME.

>> I HAVE A SIMILAR CONCERN OVER THE LOCATIONS OF SENIOR LIVING AND I KNOW IT WAS A HUGE LOCATION. HEAVILY USED. THEY ENJOYED HAVING US AND PRIOR TO THE OUTBREAK AND AFTER THE PANDEMIC HIT. I WOULD BE SNOKD THEY WANTED TO REQUEST OUR VOTERS AND LOCATION. AND IT'S A SMALL FACILITY EVEN IF DHO LET US IN.

I'VE BEEN ACTIVELY TRYING TO FIND LOCATIONS IN THE NORTHERN SIDE AND WESTERN SIDE OF THE COUNTY. THEY ARE HARD IT COME BY. SCHOOLS DON'T WANT US.

THERE CHURCHES DON'T WANT US THERE. >> THEY ARE TIES AND CLOSING.

>> I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS BUT I WANT IT KEEP GOING. >> OK.

SOCIAL DISTANCING MARKERS YOU'LL SEE IN THE DIAGRAM. WE'LL HAVE THOSE LAMINATED AND PLACED OUT. IF WE ARE STILL UNDER THE GUIDELINES WE'LL BE DHOOG AS WELL WHICH AGAIN IS GOING IT CAUSE THE LINES SHORTER AND LIMIT HOW MANY PEOPLE DLB IF WE HAVE POLL WORKERS AND TEN PEOPLE OR WHATNOT. WE CAN DO THE MATH ON THAT.

MEASURES FOR THE -- WHEN I SAY PROCESSING AND TABULATION I'M TALKING ABOUT THE EARLY BETTING BALLOT BOARD WHICH LEADS ME BACK TO BALLOTS AND TRUST IN THAT. THAT PROCESS IS DONE BIT EARLY BALLOT BOARD. OUR OFFICE DOES NOT ACCEPT OR REJECT BALLOTS.

WE DO NOT DO BALLOT RESOLUTION. WE DO NOT DO SIGNATURE VERIFICATION.

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ALL THE PARTIES ARE REPRESENTED ON THE BALLOT. THAT WOULD BE THE REPUBLICANS AND THE DEMOCRATS. HAS KIDS ON THE BALLOT HAS REPRESENTATIVES ON THE BALLOT BOARD. THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT COME IN, LOOK AT THE BALLOTS AND ANY RESOLUTION THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN, THAT IS TO DETERMINE THE INTENT OF A VOTER.

IF IT'S NOT CLEAR ON THE MAIL BALLOT IT'S DONE BY THOSE PARTIES.

IT'S DONE BY THE PARTIES ON EVERY DECISION. SO IT'S NOT JUST ONE PERSON.

SO SOME OF THE MEASURES ARE THE VERY SAME THINGS WE'RE GOING OUR POLL WORKERS BECAUSE THEY MEET IN LARGE GROUPS OFTENTIMES 20 TO 25 OR MAYBE 30 IN A NOVEMBER ELECTION IN A VERY SMALL AREA.

IN OUR OFFICE THEY WILL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKED GLOVES AND HAND SANITIZERS.

ONE THING I'M ASKING DIFFERENTLY IS GOING TO REQUEST TO HAVE TEN PROCESSING STATIONS FOR THE EARLY BALLOT BOOMPLTEDZ DOESN'T NEED TO HAVE ANY SOFTWARE OR ANYTHING BUT THEY NEED HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO LOOK AT SIGNATURES WITHOUT TRANSFER OF PEOPLE IF WE WANT TO BE SAFE AND CONSCIOUS OF THEIR HEALTH CONCERNS. SO IF WE DID THIS SOMEBODY WOULD BE PUNCHING AND LOOKING AT SCREEN AND OTHER PEOPLE WOULD BE STANDING AROUND TOUCHING EACH OTHER'S STUFF.

SO WE'RE GOING TO REQUEST THAT. I'M ALSO TALKING WITH PARTY CHAIRS AND I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TODAY TO HELP TO FIND THESE BALLOT BOARD MEMBERS AND ALSO POLL WORKERS.

THAT COMES ON THE NEXT SIDE. ONE OF THE IDEAS I HAD FOR POLL WORKERS THAT I KNOW OTHER COUNTRIES UTILIZE AS WELL IS MAYBE AFFORDING COUNTY STAFF THE ABILITY TO TAKE OFF AND WORK ON ELECTION DAY. ALSO WE HAVE A LOT OF SCROLL EMPLOYEES.

SO MAYBE REACHING OUT TO OUR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS ABOUT THAT AS WELL.

>>Y QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU. WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO RUN EMPLOYED RIGHT NOW.

CAN THEY VOLUNTEER CAN WE HIRE THOSE TO WORK HERE AND WOULD THAT AFFECT THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT?

>> I DON'T THINK SO. I'M JUST TALKING MAINLY ABOUT MAINLY ELECTION DAY SO POTENTIALLY. THAT WOULD BE A QUESTION FOR SOMEBODY.

>> IT MAY TAFCT AND IT MAY NOT. >> LEGISLATIVE -- DOESN'T HURT. >> MISS ANDERSON I HAD ONE QUESTION. KNOW THAT I SPOKE TO SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO WORKED THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL BOARDS OUT THERE. ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT CAME UP SPECIFICALLY WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT POLLING LOCATIONS TO YOUR ISSUE ABOUT POSSIBLY HAVING SCHOOL EMPLOYEES WORK AT ELECTION LOCATIONS. IS THAT WHILE THE STATE MANDATES THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL DATES MUCH LIKE US MANY OF THE THINGS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ARE MANDATED BY THE STATE THE WOULD HAVE TO GO INTO SESSION TO CHANGE THOSE THINGS IT. DOES GIVE CONTROL TO THE LOCAL ENTER ITY TO PICK IN SERVICE DAYS. SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVEN'T DONE WHICH YOU MAY HAVE DISCUSSED WITH AND WITH OUR REPRESENTATIVES WHO HOST LOCATIONS FOR US IN THE PAST THAT WERE SCHOOL DISTRICTS OR WHO YOU MADE WANT TO VOLUNTEER, WE DECIDED TO TALK ABOUT THAT IS ASKING THEM TO CONTROL THEIR OWE SCHEDULE THEIR INSERVICE DAYS SPECIFICALLY OR AT LEAST A DAY OF INSERVICE SPECIFICALLY ON ELECTION DAY IN NOVEMBER.

I KNOW L ARE SEVERAL COMMUNITIES DOING THAT AND IT WORKS IF THEY POST AN ELECTION.

THEY PROBABLY WOULD SET THEIR CAEND ARZ BACK. >> BEFORE WE GET TOO FAR CAN WE

FINISH THE PRESENTATION. >> LASTLY ON THE EARLY BALLOT BOARD PAGE IS LOOKING FOR MORE BALLOT MEMBERS. SO I HAVE THAT ALSO IN MY ASKS FOR THE COURT.

A MUCH BIGGER PART THAT IS OVERALL RUNNING OUT OF ROOM FOR ELECTIONS AND TRYING IT MEET SOME OF THE GUIDELINES TO STAY DISTANT AND REMEMBER HEALTH CONCERNS WHILE WE'RE DOING OUR WORK AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS HARD TO DO WHEN YOU'RE ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.

WHEN SNIB IN THERE AND DOING AN ELECTION IF THAT AREA BUT IT GETS VERY BUSY BACK THERE I KNOW

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JEBER IF CAN TELL YOU. WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN A MINUTE.

THE NEXT SIDE WE HAVE IS A CURRENT SITUATION AND THIS IS ALLUDING TO SORT OF WHAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT EARLIER ABOUT THE LAWSUIT AND THE QUESTIONS THAT ARE OUT THERE, AS TO WHAT CONSTITUTES A DISABILITY AND WHO CAN SEND IN A MAIL BALLOT THIS YEAR AND THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.

THERE IS CURRENTLY A RULING OUT OF TRAVIS COUNTY THAT BASICALLY SAYS THAT THE FEAR OF COVID MEETS THE DISABILITY. I CAN'T TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS.

BASICALLY SAYING THAT YOU CAN FILE DISABILITY DURING A PANDEMIC BECAUSE FEAR IS A DISABILITY. I DON'T BELIEVE AS OF YESTERDAY A APPEAL HAD BEEN FOLLOWED YES.

THE LAST I HAD CHECKED IT HAD NOT. SO THAT PUTS ELECTION OFFICIALS ACROSS THE STATE IN A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE NO UNCERTAINTY AS IT HOW AN ELECTION IS GOING TO LOOK. NOT SO MUCH IN JULY BUT IN NOVEMBER, BECAUSE THERE IS STILL ELECTION DO ABOUT JULY. WE ARE ALREADY PLANNING IT. WE ARE ALREADY TESTING IT.

WE HAVE PLENTY OF MAIL BALLOT SUPPLIES BUT WHATEVER HAPPENS WE WILL BE THERE DAY AND NIGHT PROCESSING THEM BECAUSE THERE'S NOT A LOT WE CAN DO ABOUT JULY AT THIS POINT NOVEMBER WOULD BE A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY IF WE WERE APPLYING BY MAIL. WE NEED TO LOOK AT OTHER OPTIONS. WE'RE PREPARING FOR THAT. WE'RE ALREADY WITH THE STATE ON THIS ADVISORY BOARD ABOUT HOW WE CAN PROCUREITE EMSS, HOW WE CAN DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

THERE IS SOME FUNDING COMING DOWN FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT WE KNOW WE CAN USE ON CERTAIN THINGS. SOME THAT WILL BE FROM MY OFFICE UPGRADING OUR SCANNER AND PRINTER AND LOOKING AT OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AS TO MAIL BALLOTS.

WHAT WE'RE DOING MANY HAYES COUNTY IS PREPARING FOR TWO DIFFERENT ELECTIONS.

A MUCH HIGHER ELECTION THAN WE'VE EVER SEEN AND STAT FOR A IN-PERSON VOTING WITH THE HEALTH CONCERNS. I'VE MENTIONED A COUPLE OF TIMES HOW YOU CAN HELP.

I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH THIS LIST AGAIN. THE FIRST ONE IS WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IN A AND THERE ARE FLOOM THIS -- THEM THIS ROOM WHO WILL PROBABLY SAY AMEN UNDER THEIR BREATH WHEN I HEAR FROM THE FIRST REQUEST, WHICH IS A LARGER AND DIFFERENT FACILITY IN THE LOCATIONS. WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF SPACE. WE ARE FILLED TO THE GILLS WITH EQUIPMENT OF WE ARE STARTING TO KEEP THE VERIFIABLE TRAILS AND MAYBE INCLOSE BALLOT BY MAIL TRAILS. AND WITHIN OUR 22-MONTH ATTENTION PERIOD WE HAVE ANOTHER POTENTIAL FOR ANOTHER 11 ELECTIONS IS GOING CONTINUE TO CREASE.

THAT THE ELECTIONS THAT WE HAVE HAD SO FAR THE PRIMARY ELECTION WE HAVE USED HUGE 55-GAL LOT I THINK BOXES TO PUT THIS PAPER IN. AND WE HAVE THREE FOR THE PRIME ELECTION AND TWO FOR THE ELECTION. WITH THAT WE'LL HAVE EASILY MAYBE TEN THISS SHALL ELECTION THAT WE'LL HAVE IT STORE. THAT'S ON TOP OF THE EQUIPMENT WE'VE ORDERED SO QUESTION HAVE MORE IN THE POLLING PLACES AND OUR GROWTH PERIOD.

AS I'VE SAID WHEN WE'RE RUNNING AN ELECTION, WE'RE HOSTING AN ELECTION AND THAT WING OF THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, WE'RE ALSO PUTTING BIG TABLES OUT FOR 25 OR 30 OF EACH PARTY.

EARLY VOTING BALLOT BOARD TO DO THE PROCESSING AND MAIL BALLOTS PLUS OUR OFFICE AND ANY ADDITIONAL WORK THAT WE HAVE IN THERE IT LOOKS CRAZY BACK THERE. THERE'S A LOT GOING ON BACK THERE. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WANTING TO USE THE CONFERENCE ROOMS AND WE HAVE THEM BOOKED PRETTY MUCH THE WHOLE YEAR THIS YEAR.

AND THE WEAR AND TEAR ON THE MARKET AND FACILITIES. IT WAS NEVER MEANT TO HAVE BIG CARTS WITH HEAVY EQUIPMENT ON IT SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND. STORAGE.

WE'RE PRETTY MUCH USING ONE CONFERENCE ROOM ALL THE TIME AS STORAGE NOW SO WE'RE JUST HAVING TO MOVE STUFF BACK AND FORTH OUT OF THERE WHEN WE NEED TO PROGRAM IN OUR PROGRAMMING ROOM WHICH IS FULL OF EQUIPMENT SO. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH THAT THE NEED FOR THAT NEW BUILDING EVEN IF

IT'S JUST A METAL STRUCTURE. HOW MUCH SPACE? >> I DON'T KNOW.

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TAMMY HAS ALREADY LEFT. THERE WAS A BUILDING ALREADY ON BUG LANE.

>> THE OLD BROWN DISTRIBUTING BUILDING. I ASKED TAMY TO GO BACK AND TAKE A LOOK. I THINK SHE WAS GOING TO WORK WITH YOU AND COMMISSIONER WHO IS THE OWNER OF THAT BUILDING. I GOT TO ASK THAT SHE GOED RESEARCH THAT.

>> SO IT HAS SOME OF THOSE AND -- SHE GO BACK AND RESEARCH THAT.

>> THAT SIDE OF 35. >> IT'S ALREADY SANITIZED.

>> BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW BIG IT IS AND I HAVEN'T LOOKED AT IT. I DON'T CARE WHAT THE STRUCTURE OF THAT BUILDING IS. I'M NOT ASKING FOR ANYTHING EXPENSIVE, BUT IT WOULD NEED TO BE WELL THOUGHT OUT TO MAKE SURE IT CONTAINS EVERYTHING WE NEED AND BE SUSTAINABLE FOR THE GROWTH WE'RE EXPERIENCING SO WE DON'T COME BACK IN FIVE YEARS AND LOOK AT THAT.

SECOND ASSISTANCE WITH FUNDING. THERE IS SOME FEDERAL FUNDING COMING DOWN.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW THAT'S GOING TO ALLOCATED TO US BUT IT WILL FUND INITIATIVES TO INCREASED BALLOT BY MAIL. AND AS SOON AS I KNOW THAT, I WILL LET YOU KNOW THAT.

SO THAT WILL WHEP SOME OF THOSE THINGS. ONE THING I COULD USE HELP WITH I KNOW THE COUNTY HAS PROCUREMENT OF SOME OF THESE MASKS AND GLOVES AND SANITIZERS AND THINGS THAT WE'RE NOT ABLE TO GET RIGHT NOW BECAUSE MOST OF IT IS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. I'D LIKE IT KNOW WE HAVE A PLAN FOR THAT.

IF WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT, THAT WOULD BE GREAT. THEN THE TEN PROCESSING STATIONS. I'M SORRY THE ALTERNATIVE POLL WORKERS IS THE NEXT THING WE TALKED ABOUT. IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING ABOUT COUNTY EMPLOYEES I PLAN IT REACH OUT TO THOSE FOLKS BUT I CAN GET Y'ALL SUPPORT ON THAT AS WELL. THE TEN PROCESSING STATEMENTS FOR EARLY BALLOT BOARD. JUST BASIC THINGS THAT HAVE OUR VOTER REGISTRATION SOFT SWEAR ALL THAT WE WOULD NEED. WE DON'T NEED THE FULL SETUP OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

I TALKED ABOUT HAVING A BALLOT PRINTER. WE HAVE THOSE ITEMS NOITION WHAT WE HAVE SO WE WOULD STILL BE USING WHAT WE HAVE PURCHASED BUT WE WOULD HAVE THESE SUPPLEMENTAL GNASHES COME FASTER AND I KNOW AWOULD COME FASTER. JUST LIKE YOU SAID COMMISSIONER SMITH MAY 3RD BEING A HOLIDAY, WE STILL USE SCHOOLS IN PRECINCT TWO.

>> HAVE WE TALKED ABOUT THOSE ARE AVAILABLE OR HAVE WE GOTTEN TO THAT POINT YET?

>> THE SCHOOLS THEY ARE VERY GOOD. THE THING ACIU WOULD NOT DO IS HAVE EARLY VOTING IN AMERICA CORAMIC THAT IS BECAUSE ANY EARLY VOTING IS DIFFICULT.

P. >> THE JULY ELECTION THE ONLY SENIOR LIVING WE HAD ON THE LOCATIONS LIST THAT AND BURKE DEL SAID THEY WOULD NO LONGER HAVE THEM.

I WOULD ANTICIPATE IF WE DO HAVE RESURGENCE OF THE INFECTION OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT I WOULD ANTICIPATE OTHER LOCATIONS WHICH THERE ARE THREE MUCH THEM WE HAVE STONE BROOK, BROOK DEL AND PROBABLY WANT IT DROP OUT BY NOVEMBER AS WELL. IF WE CAN BE.

>> WONDERFUL. I WANTED TO BRING UP THE FUNDING PART WHICH YOU REFERENCED.

IS THAT FUNDING BECAUSE OF COVID PANDEMIC? I UNDERSTAND EXACTLY.

THAT PURCHASES THAT ARE MADE BECAUSE OF COVID HAVE A HIGH REIMBURSEMENT RATE SO THAT'S GOOD YOU'RE TAPPING ON THAT. I THANK YOU FOR BEING A GOOD STEW HARD ON THAT FRONT OF THANK

YOU VERY MUCH. >> YOU'RE WELCOME. ALSO ANOTHER THING AWE CAN CONSIDER IS ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF FUNDING TO ADDRESS THIS IS TENT LIKE AT STRAND COLISEUM TO

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HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL LOADING SITES THAT ARE TEMPORARY BUT CAN IN THE FUTURE BE USED THAT CAN BE USED ON THAT FRONT OF EXCEPT FOR THE COMMUNICATION WITH STUDENTS.

DO WE HAVE A ROAD MAP WITH TEXAS STATE TO BROADCAST WHATEVER YOU'RE SUGGESTING TO THE

POPULATION. >> SO I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY THEY WERE INFORMING A COMMITTEE THAT HAS NOT MOVED FORWARD DUE TO THE FACT OF COVID BUT I DO PLAN TO REACH OUT TO THE DOCTOR IF SHE'S STILL THERE TO SEE IF THEY HAD PLANNED A MEETING OR WHERE THEY ARE IN THAT PROCESS.

>> PERFECT. THANK YOU FOR THAT. I APPRECIATE IT.

COMIRTION INGALSBE? >> JENNIFER YOU DID ANSWER A LOT OF MY QUESTIONS OR MOST OF THEM.

THE ABILITY TO ORDER OR PRINT BALLOTS IT SOUNDS LIKE WE PRINT OUR OWN LOTS, AND IF WE GET THIS UPGRADE WE'LL HAVE THE ABILITY TO PRINT FASTER. SO I THINK WE'VE TAKEN CARE OF THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT FUNDING. BECAUSE SOME OF THIS IS RELATED IT COVID WE CAN APPLY FOR REIMBURSEMENT BUT I THINK WE'RE WILLING AS A COURT IF WE NEED TO PUT MONEY INTO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO HAVE A GOOD ELECTION. AND THE STAFFING FOR OUR HELP IS THE OTHER QUESTION I HAD ALSO.

THE OTHER QUESTION IS WHAT STEPS ARE WE TAKING FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO VOTE IN PERSON THIS IS YOU ANSWERED THAT WITH YOUR DIE GRAPH. I GUESS WE'LL HAVE THE SPACING AND OTHER SANITARY ITEMS THAT ARE NEEDED TO HELP WITH THAT. SO THOSE WERE MY QUESTIONS.

YOU DID A GREAT JOB IN PRESENT. SO THANK YOU. >> YEAH, VERY MANY PEOPLE HAD NO IDEA BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T HAD AN OPPORTUNITY. THANK YOU FOR TAKING THAT.

COMMISSIONER? >> YOU KNOW WITH HOW MUCH OVER YOUR BUDGET YOU'RE GOING TO NEED

TO REQUEST? >> I DON'T AND THE REASON I DON'T IS I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH OF THE FEDERAL FUNDING THAT IS COMING DOWN THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE IS GOING TO COVER. THE PROJECTION IS IT'S GOING TO COVER A GOOD AMOUNT.

MY NEEDING THE MOST ASSISTANCE FROM THE ESCORT PPE FACILITY. >> NO, I'M VERY GOOD.

>> ON BROADWAY. IF HAYS COUNTY REPORT HASN'T MOVED IN AND I KNOW I SPOKE TO YOU BRIEFLY JENNIFER WE CAN USE THE BACK POFERTION THE BUILDING THAT MAY BE A GET THAT AND GET MORE VOTING EQUIPMENT IN. CURRENTLY I CAN'T SEE THE POLL WORKERS GETSING 6 FEET APART.

>> IT'S GOING TO TAKE CREATIVITY AND THANK YOU FOR STARTING THAT ON THAT FRONT.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL LOOK FORWARD TO GET ITEMS SHE NEEDS. >> ANSWER THE QUESTIONS WHAT WOULD BE LAST Q TO GET A BALLOT. AND I WOULD JUST SAY THAT THE CARES ACT THAT WAS PASSED.

THERE'S ACTUALLY A BALANCE LOT. I WANT TO SAY 20 MILL YORN FOR ELECTIONS.

FOR TEXANS. -- MILLION. THERE'S SEVERAL HUNDRED THE U.S.

SPECIFICALLY FOR TEXAS THERE'S OVER 29 MILLION WE CAN ACCESS. THERE UNLIKE MOST STATES, I DON'T THINK WE HAVE AN APPLICATION FOR THAT PROCESS YET.

MANY STATES. DO THEY ARE USING THE SAME WHETHER IT'S ELECTIONS OR OTHER THINGS. AS THAT BECOMES AVAILABLE AND THAT'S SOME INFORMATION I GOT

LAST WEEK. >> THAT'S THE FUNDING THAT WILL COME TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE OFFICE. AT LAST I HEARD THEY WOULD BE ALLOCATING THAT FROM THAT OFFICE SIMILAR TO THE WAY I USE ALLOCATE FUNDS SIMILAR TO THE WAY WE GET STRAIT OF SERVICES.

>> THAT WOULD BE GREAT. >> THE LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR BALLOT BY MAIL FOR THE JULY 14TH RUNOFF SELECTION JULY 2ND. THOSE BALLOTS WILL GO OUT. THE FIRST BALLOTS WILL GO OUT

MAY 30TH. >> THANK YOU FOR COMING TO COURT AND TELLING THE PUBLIC WHAT THE

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ROAD MAP IS. WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. >> YOU'RE WELCOME.

ONE MORE QUESTION I JUST THOUGHT OF IN THE COMMENTS. TO REGISTER WHILE WE'RE WORK, THE BUILDING IS CLOSED. THE SAME WAYS WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REGISTER SO YOU CAN PULL A VOTER REGISTRATION OFF OUR WEBSITE PRINT IT AND NAIL OR OFF THE SECRETARY OF STATE WEBSITE, THIRD PARTY VENDOR WEBSITES. AND MAIL IT IN. IF YOU'RE A DEPUTY REGISTRAR AND WISH TO DO TESTING YOU CAN CONTACT OFFICE BY EMPLOYMENT TO DO THAT AJD WE HAVE THAT LISTED ON THE WEBSITE OR THE FRONT DOOR ALL THE SAME WAYS WE CAN DO THAT WE CAN STILL DO IT.

>> I KNOW I'VE GOTTEN FOUR APPLICATIONS IN THE MAIL THE LAST THREE WEEKS.

>> FOR BALLOT BY MAIL. >> NO, FOUR APPLICATIONS TO REGISTER THEY ARE ALL DIFFERENT.

WALT SMITH. ALL DIFFERENT ENTITIES ATTEMPTING TO GET ME TO REGISTER. I KNOW THERE'S FOLKS OUT THERE REGISTERING BUT I WISH THERE WAS A WAY IT TRACK THAT TO KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE INCLUDING THE OUTREACH WE'RE ALREADY DOING.

>> YEAH. THERE IS PLENTY OF IT IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO VOTE REGISTER BY MAIL EVEN DURING AN ELECTION YEAR. THERE IS A LOT OF INFORMATION

OUT THERE. >> THANK YOU, MS. ANDERSON. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR

[24. Discussion and possible action to approve the Assessment and Collection Agreement with Anthem Municipal Utility District. BECERRA/JONES/O’KANE]

TIME. I'M GOING TO OPEN NUMBER 24 AND OPEN 26 PLEASE OPEN 24 AND AFTER

THAT WILL BE 26. >> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. >> MISS OCANE WORKS YOU LIKE TO

GIVE US A QUICK SUMMARY AGENDA ITEM FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC. >> SURE.

ABSOLUTELY. THIS IS ANTHEM WHICH IS A MUD OR MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT.

THESE DISTRICTS JUST PROVIDE WATER WASTE WATER SERVICES TO THE HOMEOWNERS IN THE DISTRICT, AND THEN THEY IN TURN COLLECT PROPERTY TAXES IT FUND THE MUD. SO BASICALLY, ANTHEM'S SBOORD ASKING US TO COLLECT PROPERTY TAXES ON THEIR BEHALF STARTING WITH THIS TAX YEAR 2020 GOING

FORWARD, AND THIS IS JUST THE CONTRACT TO DO THAT. >> AND YOU HAVE NO PROBLEM DOING FROM YOUR OFFICE, RIGHT? NO. NO, SIR.

>> ALL GOOD. OK. THANK YOU, MIZ OCAIN.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MS. OCAIN? PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> MRS. INGALSBE. >> YES. >> COMMISSIONERS JONES?

>> YES. >> YES. YES.

>> JUDGE BECERRA? >> YES. >> PLEASE OPEN NUMBER 26.

[26. Discussion and possible action to initiate a public process to review and update the Hays County Transportation Plan and to make recommendations to the CAMPO Transportation Policy Board on the public process and substance of the CAMPO Transportation 2045 draft plan. BECERRA]

THANK YOU, MS. OCAIN. >> DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO INITIATE A PUBLIC PROCESS TO REVIEW AND UPDATE THE HAYS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLAN AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CAMO TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD ON THE PUBLIC PROCESS AND SUBSTANCE OF THE CAMPO

TRANSPORTATION 2045 DRAFT PLAN. >> WE GET A MOTION? LOOKING FOR A MOTION SO WE CAN

HAVE CONVERS. -- CONVERSATION. >> SO MOVED FOR CONVERSATION.

>> MOTION AND A SECOND? AND WE HAVE PUBLIC COMMENTS. WE HAVE SOME FOLKS SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS. FIRST UP, MR. CASEY CUTLER. WOULD YOU PLEASE APPROACH THE

PODIUM AND STATE YOUR NAME. >> THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

MY NAME IS CASEY CUTLER. I REPRESENT THE DRIFTWOOD HISTORICAL CONSERVATION SOCIETY.

I WANTED TO TALK ON A SUBSET OF WHAT THE ACTUAL PROPOSAL IS, AND THAT IS I BELIEVE I'M PREACHING TO THE CHOIR ON THIS BECAUSE I'VE TALKED TO MANY OF YOU BEFORE AND WE'VE RECEIVED VERY POSITIVE INFORMATION OR SUPPORT ON THIS. BUT I LEARNED A LONG TIME AGO IT'S BETTER NOT TO MAKE ASSUMPTIONS. SO THE DRIFTWOOD HISTORICAL CONSERVATION SOCIETY BELIEVES IT'S CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THE FM-150 WEST CHARACTER PLAN FINAL REPORT AND MASTER PLAN WHICH WAS UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED BY THE HAYS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT ON OCTOBER 10TH, 2017 BE INCORPORATED INTO THE 2020 DRAFT CAMO PLAN AND THE 2020 HAYS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN. THE EFFORT THAT WAS PUT INTO CREATING THE MASTER PLAN FOR F FM-150 WAS THREE YEARS OF COMMUNITY EFFORT TOTALLING

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THOUSANDS OF COMMUNITY HOURS BY THE CITIZENS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO 14 COMMUNITY MEMBERS BEING ON THE CITIZENS ADVISORY PANEL AND INVESTMENTS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF HARD-EARNED TAXPAYERS DOLLARS INVESTMENTS OF THOUSANDS OF CONSULTED HOURS.

MORE THAN 20 MONTHLY MEETINGS OPEN TO PUBLIC INPUT AT THAT TIME.

THEN FOUR LARGE COMMUNITY MEETING PRESENTATIONS AT SALT LAKE RESTAURANT IN DRIPPING SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER.

HUNDREDS TO THOUSANDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER HOURS WERE ACTUAL INVEST IN THE FINAL EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL PRODUCT OF THE 150 MASTER PLAN. NOW WE HAVE BEEN CONTACT BY MANY COMMUNITY MEMBERS OVER THE YEARS AND STATED HOW DID YOU FOLKS TURN OUT SUCH A POSITIVE PRODUCT. INITIALLY MANY OF US WERE BEGINERS WHEN IT WAS FIRST PROPOSED BY THE HAYS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT. AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS WE DIDN'T HONESTLY HAVE TRUST IN THE HAYS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT TO DO WHAT WE FELT WAS NECESSARY, BUT THEY HAVE TURNED US AROUND. 108° AND FORMED A TEAM OF THE CITIZENS. AND WITH THIS WITH THE COMMUNITY DONATED THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF THEIR OWN TIME AND EFFORT TO HELP SOLVE A COMMUNITY PROBLEM, AND THAT WAS MOVING TRANSPORTATION THROUGH CENTRAL HAYS COUNTY. AS WE KNOW THAT EVEN IF IT'S NOT OUR POPULATION THAT'S ALSO GROWING, WE KNOW THE AREAS AROUND US ARE GROWING AND THE TRANSPORTATION THROUGH OUR NEIGHBORHOODS ARE GROWING. SO WE CHOSE TO TAKE A PROACTIVE STANCE IN WORKING WITH THIS. JUDGE, A FEW WEEKS AFTER YOU WERE ELECTED YOU INVITED ME INTO YOUR OFFICE. AS I STARTED MY MONOLOGUE AN INTRODUCTION ON THE MASTER PLAN, YOU POLITELY INTERRUPTED AND POINTED ME TO THE THREE VOLUME DOCUMENT OF THE HAYS COUNTY MASTER PLAN ON YOUR COFFEE TABLE. THEN WE HAD A VERY POSITIVE 45-MINUTE DISCUSSION ON WHY IT WAS GOOD, HOW IT WAS CREATED AND HOW IT WAS USED.

I'M VERY NERVOUS IF THERE IS EVER AN OPPORTUNITY TO WHERE THE MASTER PLAN WAS NOT INCORPORATED INTO THE HAYS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLAN AND INTO THE 2020 DRAFT CAMPO PLAN.

IF -- IF FOR MANY REASON ALL THAT EFFORT WAS USED AS TOILET PAPER AND FLUSHED INTO THE SEPTIC SYSTEM I'M SURE WE WOULD POISON THE PUBLIC WELL BECAUSE THE PUBLIC TURNED AROUND AND WORKED WITH THE COUNTY TO SOLVE COUNTY PROBLEMS. IF WE ARE NOT NOW AFTER IT TURNED OUT WHAT EVERYBODY IN THE PAST RECENT PAST EVEN HAS CONSIDERED A VERY POSITIVE PRODUCT I'M AFRAID WE COULD POISON THE PUBLIC WELL THE NEXT TIME THE COUNTY GOES OUT AND STATES WE WOULD LIKE TO GET CITIZENS' INPUT. IN CLOSINGS THE SOCIETY WANTS TO ENSURE ALL COMMUNITY INVESTMENT OF SCARCE PUBLIC RESOURCES FOUND IN THE MAKE OF THE FM-150 MASTER PLAN INCLUDED IN THE 2020 DRAFT CAMPO PLAN AND 2020 HAYS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. >> THANK YOU MR. CUTLER AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE 150 AND DRIFTWOOD AREA.

REALLY APPRECIATE IT. >> GOOD. THANK YOU.

>> NEXT UP WE HAVE JIM KENT SPEAKING FOR PATRICK COX AND DAVID BAKER.

IF YOU CAN DO ME A FAVOR JANIS, LEAVE THE TIMER RUNNING. >> GOOD MORNING.

JUDGE AND COMMISSIONER. MY NAME IS JIM CAMP AND I FLIFT CITY OF HAYS ECJ IN PRECINCT 2.

WE'VE LIVED HERE FOR 40 YEARS. I SERVE THE COUNTY ON THE PARKS OPEN SPACE ADVISORY BOARD INTEREST 2001 AND 2013 AND CURRENTLY SIT ON THE PARKS OPEN SPACE ADVISORY COMMISSION TODAY.

I'M NOT HERE IT SPEAK FOR THE PARKS IN OPEN SPACE COMMISSION OR ANY CRITICAL ORGANIZATION JUST AS A CITIZEN, BUT DID I GET COMMENTS FROM PATRICK COME -- PATRICK COX THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE TRINITY EDWARDS SPRINGS TECHS ASSOCIATION AND DAVID BAKE WE ARE THE WIMBERLEY VALLEY WATERSHED ASSOCIATION. HIS COMMENTS ARE HERE. IF YOU WANT I CAN READ THEM OR I

CAN JUST GIVE THEM TO YOU. >> YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES SO DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH THEM.

>> LET ME START QUICKLY THEN. THEIR STATEMENT FROM TESPA AND WIMBERLEY.

GROUND WATER IS AN ESSENTIAL RESOURCE AND CRITICAL TO THE LIVELIHOOD OF THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN HAYS COUNTY AND TEXAS HILL COUNTRY. WE'RE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE COMMISSIONER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MADE TO THE GROUND WATER IN FIGHTING AGAINST EXTREME AND HARMFUL INITIATIVES BY KINDER MORGAN AND HYDRO-PURIFICATION.

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THE FOLLOWING AND THERE ARE SEVERAL IMPORTANT FACTORS TO CONSIDER.

THE ESTIMATED PRICE TAG IS OVER ONE BILLION FOR ROADS. IN THE CRITICAL WATERSHED OF HAYS COUNTY. THE COST IS EXCESSIVE AND CAN BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED.

POPULATION PLAN IS EXCESSIVE AND SHOULD BE RECLATED. ALL NEW ROADS CONSTRUCTION IN OWE RECALCULATED. ALL NEW ROADS CONSTRUCTION SHOULD BE REEVALUATED SUCH AS LIMITED ACCESS, TURN LANES, SHOULDERS. HAYS COUNTY CAN REDUCE TRANSPORTATION COSTS AND DEDICATE MORE RESOURCES AND FUNDS FOR ENSURING WATERSHED PROTECTION CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, PARKS AND OPEN SPACE. THEY SHOULD FOCUS ON HILL CONSERVATION ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, SUBDIVISION, SAFETY OR WATERSHED AND ALSO FOR PROTECTION OF PROPERTY AND NATURAL RESOURCES RECEIVE PRIORITY CONSIDERATION. THESE ACTIONS ARE NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE WAY OF LIFE SINCERELY PATRICK COX AND DAVID BAKER.

>> ALL THAT UNDER THREE MINUTES. GOOD JOB. >> I KIND OF SUMMARIZED.

>> WELL DONE. THANK YOU SIR AND WE WILL TAKE YOU FOR THE RECORD.

>> IF YOU'D LIKE I WOULD JUST FINISH MY COMMENTS TO YOU? >> BUT KNOW YOU SPOKE FOR SOMEONE AND YOU HAD YOUR OWN ENTERSRY I WOULD LET THAT TERMINATE AND GIVE YOUR PERSONAL

INFORMATION. YOU CAN CONTINUE IF YOU'D LIKE. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE.

I WANT TO FIRST THANK THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT FOR YOUR PROTECTION IN THE COVID-19 CRISIS. IT MEANS A LOT TO US IN THE COUNTY WHEREVER WE MAY BE.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK THE DOCTORS NURSES, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, POLICE, FIRST RESPONDERS, AND ALL THE COUNTY EMPLOY THESE ARE HERE TODAY. WE APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE.

I JUST WANT TO STATE FOR THE RECORD I'M NEITHER AN EXPERT IN TRANSPORTATION ISSUES, NOR PLANNING OR DEMOGRAPHICS. BUT I'M A CONCERNED CITIZEN. AND I COME TO SPEAK TO YOU AND ASK TO YOU CONSIDER THESE THINGS. REQUEST CAMPO BOARD FOR POSTPONEMENT FOR THE MEETING WITH THE COVID CRIS. MEETING ONE OR TWO ROAD PROJECTS IN THE CAMPO 45 PLAN. THREE REOPENING PUBLIC COMMENTED FOR THE PUBLIC DRAFT PLAN.

FOUR REVIEW THE AND UPDATE THE COUNTY PLAN. ON THE MAY 4TH MEETING I STARTED READING THE CAMPO WEBSITE. ABOUT THE PROPOSED ROADWAYS MAPS AND PROJECTIONS AND SUCH.

I SUBMITTED RESPONSES TO THE PLAN ON THE WEBSITE AND I WANT YOU IT KNOW WAS DIFFICULT TO DO.

>> A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE COMPLAINED ABOUT THAT. THEN I WENT ABOUT TO LOOK AT THE DOCUMENTS AND I'VE HAD THESE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE JUDGE AND COMMISSIONER JONES 3W THE POPULATION INCREASE IN THE LAST TEN YEARS. WE HAVE HAD I THINK AT LEAST 40% INCREASE IN POPULATION. UPON FURTHER REVIEW MOST OF THE GROWTH IS IN THE I-34.

IT LOOKED TO ME AND I'M NOT AN EXPERT IN DEMOGRAPHICS BUT THE CAMPO POPULATION MODEL PREDICTS SCOMPLOS YOU HAVE GROWTH IN WESTERN HAYS COUNTY AND THAT MAY NOT BE ON ACTUAL TRENDS.

I'M ALSO CONCERNED ABOUT THE FINANCIAL OBLIGATION OF THE COUNTY AND MY SIMPLE QUESTION IS CAN WE REMOVE SHE NEEDED ROADWAYS IN EDWARDS TRINITY ZONES IN WESTERN HAYS COUNTY AND PRIOR TIES FOR MUCH NEED GROWTH FOR EXAM EXPANDING THE COUNTY LINE DOWN IT 150.

I THINK IT'S AN 8-MILE SEGMENT. IT'S OVER THE RECHARGE ZONE. PROTECTING THE WATER QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF OUR DRINKING WATER. IT EXPANDS WATER TO MANY RESIDENTS IN NORTHERN HAYS COUNTY. THERE'S A PROJECTED COST OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR THIS ROADWAY. MY QUESTION IS, IS IT NECESSARY? DO THE LANDOWNERS WANT THAT ROADWAY? I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMENDED REMOVAL OF DISCARDMENT FROM THE

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PLACHBLET ALSO MANY FOLKS IN THE WIMBERLEY AREA AS I MENTION MR. COX AND MR. BAKER HAVE CALLED UPON COMMISSIONER SHELL TO REMOVE THE PROPOSED EXTENSION OF JACOBS WELL ROAD FROM 2325 TO WAYSIDE DRIVE TO NOT BUILD A BRIDGE ON THE BLANCO RIVER BECAUSE OF POTENTIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION IN THE COST TO BUILD IT. MR. SHELL AND THE COMMISSIONERS COURT HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB ON THE KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE ISSUES.

PARTNERING WITH TEXAS STATE MEADOWS FOUNDATION AND BARTON SPRINGS CONSERVATION DISTRICT ON THE TRINITY GROUND WATER MODELING. AND ONE MORE THANK YOU GOES TO THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT FOR WORK ON YOUR REQUIRING PARTS OF EL SIMO RANCH ON THE BLANCO RIVER. SO I WANT TO COMMEND YOU FOR THAT.

>> CAN YOU WRAP UP? >> YEAH, LET ME WRAP UP BY SAYING THE INITIAL PUBLIC PROCESS FOR UPDATING THE PLAN CITIZENS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UPDATE AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY. I THINK THOSE WHO CAME HERE TO SPEAK AFTER THE MEETING START SOD THEY MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SIGNED UP. THANK YOU AGAIN.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. WE HAVE JOHN CROW. MR. JOHN CROW.

>> GOOD MORNING JUDGE, COMMISSIONERS. MY JAMES IS JOHN KROHL.

I'M A NATIVE OF DRIPPING SPRINGS. I SERVE ON THE CITY COUNCIL BEFORE. THAT I DID THREE YEARS ON PLANNING AND ZONING.

THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS, IN COLLABORATION WITH HAYS COUNTY AND DRIFTWOOD MR. CUTLER OVER THE LAST 15 YEARS HAS WORKED DILIGENTLY TO DEVELOP A MASTER TRANSPORTATION PLAN, TAKE -- TAKING MULTIPLE HOURS OF COMMUNITY INPUT. WHEN WE ADOPTED THE ORIGINAL '09 UPDATED WITH 2011 SUSTAINABLE PLACES MODEL. IF ALL OF THOSE PLANNED THAT WE HAVE ADOPT AND UPDATED WITH THE COMMUNITY, WE HAVE STRESSED AND OUR CITIZENS HAVE STRESSED THE NEED FOR INTERCONNECTIVITY TO GET MAJOR LOCAL TRAFFIC OFF OF THE 12 AND 290 INTERSECTION.

WE PARTICIPATED IN THAT CONSTANTLY AND UPDATED OUR PLANS ACCORDINGLY IN COLLABORATION WITH THE COMMUNITY AND CAMPO. RIGHT ALONG THE CORRIDOR AND I-35 AND ALONG THE CAMPO TRANSPORTATION DOLLARS REALLY HEADED IN THAT ZREKS WHERE THE NEED HAS BEEN AND A LOT OF THE POPULATION GROWTH HAS BEEN TO DATE. WE'RE SEEING MORE OF THAT POPULATION GROWTH AND WE'RE SEEING A LOT OF -- TIME PLANNING FOR IT IN NORTHWESTERN PART OF TRAVIS COUNTY OR EXCUSE ME, HAYS COUNTY. I'M GOING TO BE LIKE MY GRANDFATHER WHO PASSED AWAY IN '81 USED TO SAY AND I CAN REMEMBER HIM SAYING THIS CONSTANTLY THAT EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE THE LAST PERSON MOVE NORTH OF HAYS COUNTY.

IT HASN'T HAPPENED. THERE WERE 80. THERE WERE 50 PEOPLE IN THE DRIPPING SPRINGS GRADUATING CLASS IN 1987. MY DAUGHTER WHO IS A SOPHOMORE THAT'S 530 IN HER CLASS AND IT'S GROSMG THE OUR SCHOOL POPULATION NOW A LITTLE UNDER 6500 FOR TOTAL ENROLLMENT. WE'RE PROJECTED JUST BASED ON EXISTING SUBDIVISIONS THAT ARE IN DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS NOW TO DOUBLE THAT STUDENT POPULATION IN THE NEXT SEVEN TO EIGHT YEARS. PEOPLE ARE COMING AND WE HAVEN'T SEEN ANY SUBSTANTIVE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS ON THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF HAYS COUNTY FOR YEARS AND I WOULD IMPLORE YOU NOT TO TAKE ALL OF THE WORK THAT THOSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEES HAVE DONE FOR THESE MANY YEARS AND ALL THAT CITIZEN INPUT AND ALL THOSE COUNTLESS HOURS AND DOLLARS WE SPENT WITH THE CONSULTANT AND ALTER OUR -- AT THE LAST MINUTE.

I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME FORWARD.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. NOW JUST IN CASE BECAUSE OF THE UNIQUENESS OF THE WAY WE'RE RUNNING COURT WITH COVID-19 DID, SOMEONE NOT MAKE IT AT 9:00 TO SNEAK WOULD LIKE TO? TWO? THREE? SO UNDER THESE UNIQUE

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SITUATIONS, IF YOU'LL ONE AT A TIME COME TO THE PODIUM AND WE'LL GIVE YOU THREE MINUTES.

THE LAST THING I WANT TO DO IS NOT GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WHETHER YOU'RE FOR OR AGAINST IT. IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO NEXT I WANT TO GIVE THE CHANCE TO SPEAK. IF THE THREE OF YOU KNOW YOU HAVE THAT TIME AND FILL OUT YOUR FORM EITHER OR AFTER. IT'S FINE WITH ME. WE WANT TO KEEP IT ON THE RECORD AND WE WANT YOUR OPINION. YOU TOOK THE TIME. YOU MADE THE TRIP, AND WE WANT

TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY. >> THANK YOU JUDGE SIR. I HAVE A HANDOUT.

THERE WE GO. >> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE "BROAD CITY," MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSIONERS COURT. I'M BILL BLANCHE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SAVE OUR SPRINGS ALLIANCE. WE HAVE MANY HUNDREDS OF MEMBERS HERE IN HAYS COUNTY. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR 28 YEARS TO PROTECT THE EDWARDS AQUIFER, SAN MARCOS SPRINGS, BARTON SPRINGS, AND THE RIVERS AND STREAMS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THOSE SPRINGS THAT ARE THE LIFE SOURCE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES. WE'RE HERE TODAY QUITE LITERALLY BECAUSE OF SAN MARCOS SPRINGS. MOST OF YOU PROBABLY KNOW THAT THE EDWARDS IS MORE VULNERABLE TO POLLUTION THAN ANY AQUIFER IN THE STATE OF TEXAS. HOW WE BUILD OVER THIS WATER SHOURS WILL DERMENT COUNTY AND CITIES ALONG THE WAY. WE'RE HERE TODAY ASKING YOU TO FIRST ASK CAMPO TO EXTEND THE COMMENT PERIOD FOR AT LEAST 45 DAYS, BEGINNING AFTER THEY POST THE COMPLETED DRAFT PLAN. WE STILL DON'T HAVE A COMPLETED DRAFT PLAN UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. THAT HAS BEEN ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

SECONDLY WE HAVE THE DOCUMENTATION THAT IS POSTED ON THE CAMPO WEBSITE IS WRONG, IN PARTICULAR THE MAP ITSELF DOES NOT SHOW ANY OF THE PROPOSED NEW ROADWAYS IN WESTERN HAYS COUNTY THAT ARE THE MOST OF GREATEST CONCERN WITH THE PROPOSED LOOP AROUND SAN MARCOS.

THERE'S MAPS HERE THAT SHOW THAT. IF YOU GO TO THE WEBSITE PREPARE THE HAYS COUNTY PROTECTION PLANT WITH THE MAP THAT'S FROM THE CAMPO WEBSITE.

SEE THOSE PROPOSED NEW ROADS ARE MISSING FROM THE CAMPO WEBSITE. THEY HAVE A REASONABLE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT. WE NEED AN ACTUAL COMPLETED DRAFT.

WE NEED IT TO BE CORRECT. SO PLEASE CONSIDER THAT REQUEST. OUR SECOND REQUEST IS THAT YOU INITIATE A REVISION AND UPDATE TO THE HAYS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

THAT PLAN IS FROM 2013 PRIMARILY WITH SOME MINOR UPDATES AS RECENTLY AS 2016.

IT WAS BASED ON VERY FAULTY DATA ON GROWTH PROJECTIONS, IN PARTICULAR.

AND THAT'S MY NEXT POINT. WE PROVIDED WITH YOU IN THE PACKET.

THERE ARE THREE CHARTS AND GRAPHS THAT SHOW VERY CLEARLY HOW THE CAMPO PROJECTIONS OF GROWTH FOR WESTERN TRAIL -- WESTERN HAYS COUNTY ARE GROSSLY INFLATED AND HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ACTUAL POPULATION TRENDS. IF DOUBT ANALYSIS, WHICH WAS DONE FOR US BY NORM MARSHALL OF

SMART MOBILITY. >> YOU CAN STILL HAVE TIME TO WRAP UP YOUR THOUGHTS JUST TO BE FAIR WITH ANYONE ELSE. THEY ARE PROJECT OVER 400% POPULATION GROWTH IN HAYS COUNTY WHERE WHEN ACTUAL TRENDS TELL US OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARS WE'LL HAVE ONLY ABOUT 55% GROWTH.

SO WE NEED AN ACCURATE BASE. THERE'S A COUPLE OF SLIDES IN HERE THAT LOOK AT SPECIFIC TRAFFIC ANALYSIS ZONES AND THEIR CURRENT POPULATION ESTIMATE, VERSUS FUTURE TO ILLUSTRATE JUST HOW LITERALLY OFF THE WALL THOSE PROJECTIONS ARE. LASTLY WE REQUEST A RECOMMENDATION TO CAMPO THAT YOU REMOVE THE ESCARPMENT BOULEVARD EXTENSION THAT MR. CAMP REFERENCED THE LOOP AROUND WESTERN SAN MARCOS AND THE TWO ROADS THAT WIMBERLEY VEIL BE REMOVED. JACOBS WE WILL EXTENSION AND THE BRIDGE OVER THE BLANCO AT WAYSIDE. AND SCALING BACK THE OTHER ONES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

>> THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COME OUT HERE AND PROVIDE THE SIDE SHOW.

JANIS, MR. KENNEDY IS, THERE A TWHA WE CAN INCLUDE THIS INTO OUR RECORDS -- WE WE CAN INCLUDE

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THIS INTO OUR RECORDS? >> YES. >> THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THIS. OUR NEXT SPEAKER, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME.

>> GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONER AND JUDGE, LISA PRUETT. I RESIDE IN SAN MARCOS, TEXAS.

I'M HERE TO SUPPORT AND STAND IN ALIGNMENT WITH BILL BUNCH AND JIM CAM REPUBLICAN WHAT THEY HAVE BROUGHTED TO YOU ALL. THEY BROUGHT SOME GREAT INFORMATION THEY HAVE BEEN SHARING WITH THE COMMUNITY OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, AND I'M SURE MOST OF YOU HAVE BEEN SO INVOLVED WITH COVID RESPONSES AND PROTECTING YOUR COMMUNITY YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW ALL THE DOCUMENTS SO I'M HERE TODAY IT ASK YOU TO PLEASE SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION TO POSTPONE THE CAMPO 2045 VOTE FOR THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN.

COVID-19 HAS BEEN TRAGIC FOR ALL OF NEWS SOME WAYS. IT TOUCHED EVERY ONE OF US.

ONE THING THAT'S COME OUT OF COVID-19 IS WE HAVE HAD TO REALLY READJUST THE WAY THAT WE THINK ABOUT HOW THE NEW NORMAL IS GOING TO BE AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

FOR MANY YEARS, DECADES, COMPANIES HAVE TALKED ABOUT TELECOMMUTING.

BUT A LOT OF THINGS ARE HARD TO DO AND PLAN FOR WHEN YOU'RE CONDUCTING BUSINESS AS NORMAL.

BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO STEP OUT OF THE BOX AND CONDUCT BUSINESS IN A DIFFERENT WAY, WE'VIZED THAT LOWERING CO2 EMISSIONS IN OUR -- WE'VE REALIZED THAT LOWERING CO2 EMISSIONS OUR SKIES ARE BLUER. OUR WATER, STREAMS AND OUR WILDLIFE ARE HEALTHIER.

AS WE CREATE A NEW NORMAL WE GET TO CHOOSE WHAT THAT NEW NORMAL WILL BE AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

THAT NEW NORMAL CAN INCLUDE TELECOMMUTING. IT CAN INCLUDE PRIVATE SECTOR AND THE PUBLIC SECTOR. GETTING TOGETHER AND CREATING NEW PLANS.

IF CANNOT INCLUDE A $40 BILLION TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN THAT FOCUSES ONLY ON ROAD EXPANSION AND ROADS. IT CAN FOCUS ON HOW DO WE CREATE A MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION IN THE HILL COUNTRY TO CONTINUE TO PRESERVE OUR AIR AND WATER QUALITY, AND ALSO DELIVER A DIFFERENT QUALITY OF LIFE TO OUR CITIZENRY, WHO ARE NOW EXPERIENCE NEW CONNECTIONS WITH COMMUNITY AND FAMILY LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. SO I URGE YOU TODAY IT TAKE A PAUSE, HIT A RESET BUTTON, REVIEW ALL THESE DOCUMENTS. DON'T MOVE FORWARD IN HASTE TO SUPPORT THE NEW MASTER PLAN. ASK FOR A POSTPONEMENT. PLEASE TAKE TIME IT TALK TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS. TAKE TIME TO REVIEW ALL THE OTHER OPPORTUNITYIES THAT THERE R FOR TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY IT OUR REGION THAT AREN'T JUST FOCUSED AROUND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF ROAD EXPANSIONS IN NEW ROADS. IF YOU KEEP ON EXPANDING AND CREATING NEW ROADS, IT WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO CREATE MORE CONGESTION IN THE LONG RUN.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM. OUR LAST SPEAKER.

>> HOWDY Y'ALL. GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU.

MY NAME IS ROY WHALEY. I'M WITH THE ALLIANCE GRESIVE ENVIRONMENTALISTS, AND I SUPPORT -- PROGRESSIVE ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND I SUPPORT THE THREE PREVIOUS SPEAKERS.

WE HAVE THE UNFORESEEN, COVID-19. IT HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING.

AND IT HAPPENED IN A HEARTBEAT IT SEEMS. IF WE FROD DAMAGE THE VRCTS THE AQUIFER THE CREEKS AND STREAMS OF OUR OWN, I'M A FIFTH GENERATION TEXAN.

THIS IS MY HOME. THINGS CAN CHANGE IF A HEARTBEAT BUT THE AQUIFER CANNOT HEAL ITSELF IN A HEARTBEAT. WHATEVER DAMAGE IS DONE NOW AS SOCIETY CHANGES, AS OUR MODES OF TRANSPORTATION CHANGE AS OUR MEANS OF MEETING CHANGES THAT CAN NOT REPAIR ITSELF AS QUICKLY AS SOCIETY CHANGE WITH SOCIETY OR NOT I ASK FOR POSTPONEMENT. I ASK FOR A REAL PLAN WE CAN LOOK AT AND COMMENT ON BECAUSE YET KNOW WHAT ALL IS NOT IN THERE SO I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. I KNOW YOU GOT A BUSY DAY. SO I WILL SAY THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. NOW MR. KENNEDY OUR 5:00 P.M. POST OF THE AGENDA HAS BEEN LITTLE BUSINESS BEE AND I HAVE AROUND 100 E-MAILS THAT I'VE RECEIVED ABOUT THIS AGENDA ITEM

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AND THESE ARE SUPPORT OF WHAT THE PREVIOUS THREE SPEAKERS AS YOU HAVE SO GRACIOUSLY DONE I HAVE NOT READ THESE THREE E-MAILS. IN SUMMARY THEY ARE ASKING FOR A POSTPONEMENT TO EXTEND PUBLIC COMMENTS FORWARD PROVIDE THE CORRECT PUBLICATION ON THE CAMPO WEBSITE AND REMOVE THE LOOP ON THE SOUTHERN PART OF JAB OBZ WELL AND THERE'S A COMMON THEME.

THE IDEA IS THAT THEY ALLOW PEOPLE A FRESH ASSESSMENT OF WHAT'S GOING ON AND I HAVE A ROBUST SUPPORT OF THE AGENDA WE POSTED ON FRIDAY AT 5:00. COMMISSIONER YOU'RE THE CAMPO

REPRESENTATIVE. WOULD YOU LIKE IT LEAD THE WAY? >> I LIKE TO LEAD THE WAY OR IF

MY COLLEAGUES GO FIRST. >> WOULD YOU LIKE IT TELL US ABOUT WHAT CAMPO IS DOING?

>> I'LL LEAVE IT UP TO Y'ALL. THIS MAY TAKE A WHILE. >> WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO IS HAVE YOU TELL US WHAT CAMPO IS DOING AS OUR CAMPO REPRESENTATIVE. TELL US WHAT CAMPO IS DOING AND ADD SOME CLARITY TO THE ROAD MAP THAT IS BEFORE US BECAUSE IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THIS HAS

GENERATED CONFUSION IF YOU CAN TELL US. >> DID YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING

COMMISSIONER? >> I'D LIKE IT SEE IF YOU CAN GO FIRST.

>> THAT'S FINE. >> PLEASE. >> ALL RIGHT.

FIRST OF ALL LET ME POINT OUT ONE THING THE WAY THINGS GET TAKE OFF AND PUT ON CAMPO IS NOT WAYTH BEING PUSHED IN THIS AGENDA ITEM. THERE'S NOTHING ON THE 2045 PLAN NOT IN THE HAYS COUNTY PLAN THAT IS NOT THE SAN MARCOS PLAN. THE WAY CAMPO WORKS IS WE INCORPORATE MOST OF THOSE PLANS MOVED BY THE ENTITY. THAT'S WHAT GETS PUT INTO THE 2045 PLAN. JUDGE, I DON'T KNOW YOU FORGOT BUT WE ALREADY STARTED TO PROCESS OUR UPDATE OUR 2013 PLACHBLET AND PUBLIC INPUT AND -- PLAN.

AND THE 2013 PLAN I DON'T KNOW COMMISSIONER SHALE, WE HAVE TWO DIFFERENT GROUPS OF 2013.

IT WAS A TWO-YEAR PROCESS. WE HAD A TECHNICAL GROOVE WITH -- CITY ENGINEER, ANYBODY, JERRY ANYBODY WITH SOME EXPERTISE AND TRANSPORTATION OF PLANNING WAS ON THAT AND WE HAD A CITIZENS GROUP. THAT'S HOW THE 2013 PLAN CAME TO FRUITION WAS THROUGH THAT PROCESS. MOVING FORWARD WE'LL BE UPDATING OUR 2013 PLAN.

WITH ILL HAVE ALL THE SAME KIND OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD. WHEN THAT PLAN IS ADOPTED BY THIS COURT AND THE CITIES WHEN THEY UPDATE THEIR PLANS, THAT WOULD BE THE CAMPO 2045 PLAN.

AND THAT'S ABOUT AS BASIC AS I CAN GET. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, YOU WERE WRITE SOMETHING NOTES. WOULD YOU LIKE IT ASK OUR CAMPO REPRESENTATIVE SOME QUESTIONS?

>> WELL I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY THAT CAME TODAY TO SPEAK.

I ALSO RECEIVED LOTS OF E-MAILS WITH CONCERNS. BUT I WANT IT FIRST OF ALL SPECIFICALLY SAY THAT I REMEMBER COMMISSIONER CONNALLY AT THE TIME ASKED THAT THE SAN MARCOS THE EARN LOOP BE REMOVED FROM OUR PLAN. -- WESTERN LOOP.

I GUESS I'M A LITTLE SURPRISED TO SEE IT'S THERE. >> I SPOKE WITH MAYOR HOUSTON WHO -- LARGE CITY REPRESENTATIVE FOR HAYS COUNTY ON THERE. THAT IS PART OF THE CITY'S PLAN,

AND SHE WAS NOT IN FAVOR OF HAVING THAT REMOVED. >> OH, OK.

SO I JUST RECALL THE -- >> I THINK THE REASON WAS SHE WAS SAYING THAT WAS MAINLY ON THERE FOR I THINK DURING THE LAST FLOOD. THERE WERE CERTAIN AREAS THAT COULDN'T GET IN AND OUT OF THAT WESTERN PART OF SAN MARCOS AND THAT WOULD MAYBE BE A SAFETY

RELIEF FOR FLOOD RELIEF PART. >> I JUST SPECIFICALLY REMEMBER OUR CONVERSATIONS HERE ON THE

FLOOR REMOVING THOSE. >> I DON'T THINK IT WAS PART OF -- I THINK WAS NOT SOMETHING THERE BUT THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS PUT IT IN THEIR TRANSPORTATION PLAN AND WE DO THE SAME THING.

ADOPTS THEIR TRANSPORTATION PLANS KYLE DRIPPING SPRINGS, SAN MARCOS.

THAT BECOMES PART OF OUR PLAN ALSO. >> SO A QUESTION THAT I HAVE COMMISSIONER IS I AGREE. I WOULD IMAGINE THAT CAMPO COULD TAKE THE INFORMATION THAT WE

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GIVE THEM TO UPDATE THEIR PLAN IF WE WANT TO REMOVE AND ADVISE. >> WE CAN DO THAT AT ANY TIME.

>> THE ROADS. >> WE WOULD REVISE OUR TRANSPORTATION PLAN AND THIS

WOULD GO TO CAMPO AND THAT WOULD BE PART OF THE PLAN. >> SO IF WE -- AS WE'RE GOING

THROUGH THE UPDATE OF OUR TRANSPORTATION PLAN, THEN -- >> YOU ARE UPDATED PLAN WILL

BECOME THE PLAN. >> IS CAMPO STILL IN ESSENCE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE ADOPTION

OF THE PLAN? >> YES. WE AMEND THE PLAN.

AMEND THE PLAN AT ANY TIME. IT'S NOT LIKE HERE WE ARE IN 2020 AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO

CHANGE ANYTHING TO 2045. >> AND THEN ANOTHER QUESTION I GUESS I HAVE IS, I KNOW THAT A LOT OF FOLKS THAT CONTACTED US MENTIONED THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND THE LACK OF BEING

ABLE TO MOVE COMMENTS. >> THE EXTENT OF THE COMMENT PERIOD WE ALLOWED.

WE WAIVED THE PART WHERE YOU HAVE TO GET THERE IN PERSON AND WE'RE CONTINUING TO TAKE COMMENTS. HISTORICALLY, THE MAJORITY OF OUR COMMENTS COMES VIA E-MAIL ANYWAY. WE HAVE VERY FEW COMMENTS THAT COME IN PERSON.

SO THAT'S BEEN EXTENDED. NONE OF THE OTHER 20 METROPOLITAN ORGANIZATIONS HAVE ASKED THAT WE KNOW THAT HAVE ASKED FOR A DELAY AND THE FEDERAL HIGHWAYS HAS NOT GIVEN ANY GUIDE ANSWER, SO WE'RE NOT EXPECTING THEY ARE GOING TO ALLOW US TO DELAY.

IF WE DELAY THEN WE HAVE A STRONG CHANCE. I'M TALKING TO JOE WHO IS DOING OUR TRANSPORTATION PLAN AND ALSO A FORMER DIRECTOR IN OUR EXECUTIVE MEETINGS.

WE'RE ALSO TALKING ABOUT DELAYING OF PUTTING IN JEOPARDY OF STIMULUS MONEY THAT COULD COME DOWN AT SOME POINT. I BELIEVE IT WAS IN 2009 WHEN AMERICAN RECOVERY REINVESTMENT ACT THE DALLAS FORT WORTH AIR WHY RECEIVED ABOUT $260 MILLION WORTH OF STIMULUS FUNDS.

THAT'S THE KIND OF THINGS WE'RE LOOK AT. WE DON'T WANT IT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY OF STIMULUS FUNDS. WE HAVE A LOT OF SHOVEL READY PRODUCTS.

EXCUSE ME SHOVEL-READY PRODUCTS WITHIN MAINLY ALONG THE CORRIDOR, WHICH IS WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. AS FAR AS THE BIGGEST PART OF GROWTH.

SO WE WOULDN'T WANT TO LOSE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THAT LIKE I SAID, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS ON THE POLICY BOARD. I THINK WE'RE PRETTY WELL UNITED -- HAVE A UNITED FRONT HAD A WE

THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOT DELAY AT THIS TIME. >> I KNOW THAT THE ROADS THAT ARE MENTION READY IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTY. I JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH

DISCUSSION Y'ALL HAVE HAD WITH ANYONE? >> LET'S TAKE ONE AT A TIME

THOUGH SO WE CAN KEEP THIS FLOWING. >> ONE OF THE ROADS I MENTIONED I BELIEVE WAS THE RUTHERFORD BRANCH THOROUGHFARE. THE REASON THAT WAS PUT IN THERE WHEN RUTHERFORD STILL OWNED IT, THAT WAS A BIG LIKELIHOOD TO BE DEVELOPED.

THE OTHER REASON IT WAS PUT IN THERE IS BECAUSE THROUGH 150 FROM HAYS CITY STORE THROUGH DRIFTWOOD, WE HAVE A LOT OF SAFETYISH WOOS IT BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF TRAF TAKE HAS.

THE LOP WAS PUT -- TRAFFIC IT HAS. THE LOOP WAS PUT IN THERE FOR MAJOR EXPANSION THROUGH DRIFTWOOD AREA. THAT WAS ONE REASON IT WAS IN THE PLAN. THAT CAME FROM THE 150 CORRIDOR THAT WE HEARD MR. CASEY SAY.

>> YEAH, AND I WAS SPECIFICALLY ASKING DID, OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE COUNTY -- HAVE Y'ALL HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH THIS DOCUMENT DID Y'ALL HAVE ANY INPUT? BECAUSE USUAL WLI THEIR ITEMS OR PROJECTS THAT ROCK DISCUSSED TO BE REMOVED OR IMPROVED.

YOU KNOW, THE COMMISSIONER WITHIN THOSE PRECINCTS ARE INVOLVED SOME OF THOSE AND

THAT'S WHAT I WAS ASKING. >> WHAT I WAS TRYING IT DO COMMISSIONER INGALSBE WAS TO HAVE ONE COMMISSIONER AT A TIME. THAT'S ALL I WAS SUGGESTING. IF COMMISSIONER SHELL DOESN'T

MIND GOING FIRST. >> SURE. THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION IS I HAVE THIS MORNING TALKED TO ONE COUNCIL MEMBER IN WIMBERLEY. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTOOD THEIR TRANSPORTATION PLAN WAS PRIOR TO THE COUNTY'S 2015 PLAN SHOWS NOT ONLY SOME OF

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THE ROADS THAT HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED IN THE COMMUNICATION IN THE COURT VIA E-MAIL, BUT OTHERS AS WELL, WHICH ARE COMPLETELY NOT EVER GOING TO HAPPEN.

I THINK COMMISSIONER JONES IS OFTENTIMES THE CITIES HAVE THEIR TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

THEY ARE NEVER ALIGNED WITH THE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLAN OR THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION PLAN WHERE THE ETJS COME TOGETHER. THEY ARE USUALLY DONE AT DIFFERENT MOMENTS OF TIME SO YOU OFTEN SEE ROADS ON CERTAIN PLANS THAT AREN'T IN THE COUNTY'S PLAN OR IN ONE COUNTY'S PLAN THE DEBT OR ONE CITY PLAN THAT SORT OF STOP AT ETJ LINE OF ANOTHER CITY PLAN.

AND A LOT THAT IS BECAUSE THESE EFFORTS AREN'T COORDINATED. WE CAN PROBABLY TALK FOR BFERT REASONS WHY THEY SHOULD BE COORDINATED WHICH IS THAT'S SOMETHING GOOD TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION ON. FOR INSTANCE OUR 2013 PLAN WOULD NOT SHOW WHAT SAN MARCOS ADDED IN 2018. THERE ARE SOME -- AS I LOOKED BACK IN THE TRANSPORTATION PLANS TRYING TO COMPARE THOSE CITIES IN OUR PLAN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY SOME PROJECTS IN THE COUNTY PLAN OR NOT. I HAD A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING EXACTLY.

WHAT WE DID HAVE AMENDMENTS. THERE'S BEEN FOUR, FIVE AMENDMENTS TO OUR TRANSPORTATION PLAN. ONE OF THOSE AMENDMENTS WAS THE REMOVAL AT ONE TIME WAS THE ZMENTION SAN MARCOS. -- EXTENSION IN SAN COSE. THERE IS A LARGER LOOP, A CENTER-TYPE LOOP AROUND THE COUNTY. THAT IS NOT IN OUR TRANSPORTATION PLAN. I THINK IN SHORT MY CONVERSATIONS WITH ONE COUNCIL MEMBER IN WIMBERLEY I SUGGESTED THAT SINCE IT'S BEEN A WHILE THEY HAVE DONE ONE AND SINCE WE'RE IN THE EARLY STAGES OF OUR PROCESS THEY MAY WANT TO CONSIDER TAKING A LOOK AT THAT AS WELL. I DON'T THINK THOSE ARE HARD ROADS.

I DON'T KNOW WHY THE JACOBS WELL EXTENSION SOUTH EXISTS. AGAIN, I DON'T HAVE THE HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE OF EXACTLY WHERE THAT CAME FROM IN WIMBERLEY'S PLANNING AND WHY THAT WAS PUT ON OUR 2013 PLAN. BUT LOOK AT IT, I DON'T SEE WHY IT SHOULD EVER EXIST.

WE FOCUSED AS YOU ALL KNOW IN PRECINCT THREE ON SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON OUR ROADS.

32, 37 IS AN EXAMPLE IN THE CAMPO PROCESS THAT IS IN DESIGN 3.

25 WAS DONE. IT'S MAINLY ABOUT KEEPING THE CHARACTER OF OUR ROADS, BUT IMPROVING THEM WITH REGARDS TO SAFETY WHERE POSSIBLE. MANY TIMES JUST INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT MAJOR INTERSECTIONS, SOME SHOULDERS AND SOME TURN LANES GOING INTO SOME OF THOSE MAJOR INTERSECTIONS. SO THAT'S BEEN THE FOLK NEWS PRECINCT THREE, AS YOU ALL -- FOCUS IN PRECINCT THREE AS YOU ALL KNOW.

SOME PRECINCTS THERE ARE SOME SEGMENTS THAT QECT I-35 AND ARE -- CONNECT WITH I-35-35 AND WERE APPROVED BY VOTERS TO BE EXPANDED. I THINK THOSE ARE NEEDED AS CONGESTION INCREASES. AS WE GET OUT TO THE WESTERN PART OF PRETHE 33, THAT IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SCENARIO THAT I BELIEVE AS WE HAVE BEEN DOING -- PRECINCT 33 -- WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING IS MAINTAIN WHAT THEY ARE AND MAKE THEM AS SAFE AS WE POSSIBLY CAN TO ACCOMMODATE PEOPLE USING THEM. SO I'LL STOP FROM TALKING ABOUT ANYTHING THAT'S NOT IN PRECINCT THREE. PERHAPS I HAVE -- SOME OF THEM DOCT PRECINCT THREE.

THE 150 CORRIDOR STUDY AS MR. CUTSLER MENTIONED. THAT WAS A LONG PUBLIC PROCESS -- MR. CUTLER. ITS INTENT WAS TO PRESERVE THE EXISTING 150 THAT IS IN PRECINCT 30. KNOWING IF NOTHING WAVERS DONE IT WOULD VERY LIKELY THAT THEY WOULD EXPAND THAT ROADWAY, PROBABLY BUILD BRIDGES OVER THE CREEKS, AND THAT WOULD COMPLETELY CHANGE THE COMMUNITY OF DRIFTWOODED MANY PEOPLE THAT LIVE OUT THAT WAY ENJOY THAT AREA. SO MR. CUTLER WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE PROBABLY MORE VERSE IN ALL OF THOSE REASONS, AND ALL OF THOSE DEBATES THAT WERE HAPPENING ABOUT THAT.

I JUST KNOW FROM WHAT I PAID ATTENTION TO AT THAT TIME, THAT SEEMED TO BE WHAT WAS IMPORTANT WAS TRY TO PRESERVE THE EXISTING 150 AS IT WAS BECAUSE IF NOT WE WERE GOING TO TURN AROUND AND SEE THEM MAKE SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT THAT'S WOULD DRASTICALLY CHANGE THAT CORRIDOR. THAT IS PRETTY MUCH THE ONLY ONE IN PRECINCT THREE ON OUR TRANSPORTATION PLAN, EXCEPT FOR THIS ONE ON OUR TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

THERE IS CENTER POINT EXTENDED TO RANCH ROAD 12. THE JUNCTION OF OLD 12 AND THE

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ROAD WHICH IS THE NEW 12. THAT GOES THROUGH KISSING TREE. AT THIS POINT KISSING TREE IS SORT OF BUILT A SECTION OF IT AND LISSIMA IS BUILDING A SECTION OF IT.

BETWEEN THEM IS VERY VAST RANCHLAND, EXISTING RANCH LAND. THERE HAVE BEEN NO EFFORTS TO DO THINKING ABOUT THAT. THERE IS ONE OWNER ONE LANE AROUND -- OWNER THE MAJORITY OF THE PROPERTY BETWEEN THE TWO SUBDIVISIONS AND HE HAS A RANCH AND YET THINK ANY INTEREST OF A ROAD GOING THROUGH. THERE AT THIS POINT I DON'T SEE ANY REASON FOR IT EITHER.

THAT'S SOMETHING THIS TRANSPORTATION PLAN PROCESS WE'LL STUDY AND GET FEEDBACK FROM PEOPLE ON WHAT SHOULD BE AND SHOULDN'T BE INCLUDED. THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE AMENDMENTS AND WORK WITH THE CITIES TO GO THROUGH THAT PROCESS BECAUSE I WOULD -- ALTHOUGH WE DID FLENTION WERE SOME AMENDMENTS MADE TO THE PLAN AND MOST OF THOSE WERE BECAUSE SOMETHING WAS SOMETHING HAPPENED TO MAKE THAT NECESSITY. IN THE LONG-TERM IT'S MUCH BETTER TO GO THROUGH THE PUBLIC PROCESS AND MAKE THE CHANGES ON THE PUBLIC PLANS.

BECAUSE IF WE ALL MAKE A DECISION ON -- THE CITY HAS REASONS FOR IT TO BE ON THEIR TRANSPORTATION PLAN IT'S ALWAYS GOING TO ON THE CAMPO PLAN EVERY FIVE YEARS.

IT'S GOING TO BE PUT BACK ON. I THINK WE NEED IT DURING THIS PROCESS REALLY WORK WITH OUR CITIES TO SEE WHAT THE INTENT IS AND THERE'S A LOT OF REASONS WHY THAT'S NECESSARY AND ONE OF THEM IS 1445 AGREEMENTS AND MARK KENNEDY CAN EXPLAIN ALL OF THAT. BUT THAT LEGISLATION WHICH IS CENTER OF WENTWORTH STILL REPRESENTING THE SENATE DISTRICT HERE.

REQUIRES US TO GET TOGETHER WITH THE CITY'S OWN PERMITING IN OUR SHARED TERRITORIES.

THAT'S WHY OUR PLANS AS CLOSE TO TENABLE AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE IF SOMEONE IS DEVELOPING IN THE ETJ AND CITY OF SAN MARCOS HAS THE REVIEW PROCESS FOR THAT DEVELOPMENT THEY WOULD WANT TO REQUIRE THE SETBACK THAT RIGHT OF WAY DURING THAT PROCESS. IF IT'S NOT ON OUR TRANSPORTATION PLAN, WE WOULDN'T. WE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO.

THAT'S A REQUIREMENT IN THE TRANSPORTATION PLAN. SO I THINK SOME OF THE LESSONS EARNED -- LEARNED JUST IN WHAT I'VE BEEN LOOK AT IN OUR OWN PROCESS WILL SOLVE AND TAKE CARE OF EVERYONE'S CONCERNS REGARDING THE ROADWAYS THAT ARE MENTIONING AND INVOLVE A PROCESS.

AND THAT'S THE BEST WAY TO ADD OR TAKE OFF PROJECTS AND THAT'S NOT THE WAY TO DO IT BECAUSE SOMEONE WILL JUST ADD ONE. I DON'T WANT TO CONTINUE DHOOG IN THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS.

I THINK IT'S BETTER TO PUT IT THROUGH A PUBLIC PROCESS AND TAKE THOSE THINGS ACCOUNT.

I KNOW I'M GOING ON AND ON. IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTY WE OBVIOUSLY HAD A FOCUS ON GROUND WATER, A PROTECTION OF GROUNDWATER. WE STARTED A PROCESS FOR CONSERVATION SUBDIVISIONS RECENTLY. THAT CONTRACT WILL BE ON OUR AGENDA PROBABLE ANY TWO OR THREE WEEKS. WE HAVE ON THIS AGENDA CONTRACT FOR MULTIMODAL PROJECT IN WIMBERLEY. I BELIEVE THAT IS WHERE WE SHOULD FOCUS IN THAT PORTION OF MY PRECINCT AND THAT'S WHAT I CONTINUE TO DO, TO TRY TO AMEND OUR SUBDIVISION ROLES TO ENCOURAGE CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT WHICH THEN TAKES AWAIT NECESSITY FOR US TO WORRY ABOUT THIS TYPE OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, FOCUS ON SOME TRAILS AND MULTIMODAL PROJECTS. ALL OF THOSE WILL WORK TOWARDS THAT MAIN GOAL OF PRESERVING OUR GROUNDWORK. TO ME THIS PROCESS WILL TAKE SOME OF THAT ON. THE JUDGE HAS MENTIONED BEFORE A MASTER PLAN.

I THINK WHEN YOU TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ALONG WITH WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING WITH OUR SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS AND SOME PREVIOUS STUDIES ON WATER AND WASTE WATER IN THE COUNTY I THINK YOU CAN GET TO THE POINT WHERE YOU CAN PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER AND REALLY GET A MASTER PLAN OF HOW THINGS WILL GO, AND I THINK THE PUBLIC WILL BE VERY EXCITED TO SEE THAT AND PARTICIPATE IN THAT. TO ME I THINK THE BEST WAY TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES IS THROUGH OUR OWN TRANSPORTATION METHODS, WORKING WITH THE OTHER JURISDICTION.

OBVIOUSLY TOO TO MAKE SURE WE DO HAVE SOMETHING THAT CAN BE AMENDED IN THE CAMPO 2045 PLAN IT NECESSARY AND BE INCLUDED IN THE 2050 PLAN BECAUSE I'M SURE YOU ALL WILL START YOUR PLANNING

ABOUT THE DAY THAT YOU -- >> YOU GHIK GOOD POINTS, COMMISSIONER.

JUST -- MAKE TWO GOOD POINTS. JUST BECAUSE IT'S IN OUR TRANSPORTATION PLAN DOESN'T MEAN IT'S GOING TO GET BUILT. IT ONLY GETS BUILT IT IT'S DETERMINED IT'S NEEDED.

THE OTHER THING YOU POINT OUT THE LOCAL PROCESS IS THE WAY MAKE THOSE CHANGES WITHIN THE TRANSPORTATION PLAN. THAT IS WHY CAM SPO IN ALL OF OUR JURISDICTIONS -- CAMPO --

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LET THE LOCALS DECIDE WHAT THOSE TRANSPORTATION PLANS ARE, SO WE CAN MAKE THOSE ADJUSTMENTS ON THE ROADS YOU MENTIONED. 2013 WE THOUGHT WE MADE THEM. NOW WE'VE COME TO AND 2020.

>> JUST ONE OTHER THING PREVIOUS STATE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLAN I THINK IT WAS CALLED 2025.

I THOUGHT I HAD A COPY OF IT SOME. WHERE OBVIOUSLY WE'RE PRETTY CLOSE TO 2025 AND YOU SEE WHAT WAS PROPOSED THEN. IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN 2000.

>> STARTED RIGHT WHEN WE CAME IN. THE PREVIOUS ONE TO THAT 2025.

IF YOU LOOKED AT THAT PLAN IN THE MARCOS AREA, NOTHING REALLY IN THE WIMBERLEY AREA IT WOULDN'T MAKE SENSE. DOES THIS EXIST IN 2025 WHAT YOU SEE ON HAYS COUNTY OR DOES IT EXIST IN 2020? OR IS EVEN ANY OF IT PLANNED IN 2020 THAT SHOWED UP ON THE 2020 PLAN? THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF THAT NO. SO IT'S A CONSTANT PROCESS OF CHANGE OF CHANGING, AND I THINK AGAIN THE BEST WAY TO IMPACT WHAT HAPPENS IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTY IS FOR US TO CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON THE THINGS WE DO.

IF WE CAN CONTINUE TO WORK ON OUR SUBDIVISION TO ENHANCE THE ABILITY CONSERVATION SUBDIVISIONS TO PROTECT OUR MANAGE OUR GROUNDWATER RESOURCES ALL OF THIS WILL FALL INTO LINE.

I THINK WE CAN DO THAT AT SAME TIME WE UPDATE THIS TRANSPORTATION PLAN AND PEOPLE WILL KNOW WHY DID THEY TAKE HAD A ROAD OFF AND THERE WILL BE A REASON.

OH, I SEE. THINGS WILL CHANGE. WE HAVE A BETTER VISION FOR THAT PART OF THE HILL COUNTRY. I'M COMMITTED TO DOING THAT. WE'LL CONTINUE.

I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE PROCESS WE'RE ABOUT TO UNDERTAKE AND THE THINGS THAT FOR THIS DISCUSSION, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF PARTICIPATION WHICH IS WHAT WE'RE HOPING FOR AND WE CAN INCLUDE THAT IN THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY AND PLAN PROPERLY TO GROW.

IT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S SET IN STONE AND THINGS CHANGE. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF ALL OF THIS IS FOR ANY ROADS TO GET BUILT THE ONE THE PUBLIC DECIDES ARE NEEDED FOR THE FUTURE HAVE TO BE FUNDED. RIGHT NOW THAT CONTROLS A LOT -- REALLY SOLELY LIES WITHIN HAYS COUNTY. WE DO RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDING THROUGH OUR MPO.

IF YOU LOOK AT THOSE IMPROVEMENTS I MENTIONED EARLIER ALMOST ALL OF THOSE WERE FUNDED

BY HAYS COUNTY. >> BEFORE WE GO ON IT COMMISSIONER SMITH DOURVTION A

FOLLOWUP FOR COMMISSIONER SHELL ON YOUR ZBHE. >> I DON'T.

-- ON YOUR QUESTION. >> WHAT I WAS TRYING TO GET TO IS WHAT IS THE RIGHT PROCESS TO GO FORWARD? AND IT SOUNDS LIKE WE NEED TO HAVE OUR COMMUNITY GIVE US THE INPUT TO THEN MOVE FORWARD. AND FROM WHAT I'M HEARING IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE ARE SOME CONCERNS WITH SOME OF THESE ROADS THAT ARE ON, THAT ARE A CONCERN TO OUR CITIZENS AND HE

CAN ADDRESS THOSE BY HAVING COMMUNITY INPUT PARTICIPATION. >> COMMISSIONER, I MET WITH -- ANTICIPATES AND HE SAID THAT DEPENDING ON COVID-19 WORKSHOPS IN DIFFERENT AREAS AND ALSO THE

VIRAL ONES ALSO ONLINE. >> VIRAL. WE CAN CHANGE THE NAME OF THAT.

>> VIRTUAL. >> VIRTUAL. S ME.

THROWS -- WE SHOULD BE -- ON BOARD. A MONTH NOW.

IT'S BEEN ABOUT SIX WEEKS. >> APRIL 7TH. >> APRIL 7TH.

SO IT'S NOT BEEN LONG. OUT THERE RUNNING. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH, WOULD YOU LIKE IT TAKE A MINUTE AND AN ANSWERYING COMMISSIONER INGALSBE'S QUESTION.

>> BEFORE I DO ONE THING FOR COMMISSIONER JONES, YOU MAY ALSO MENTION THE FIRST ROUND OF PUBLIC COMMENT ON THIS PLAN THAT STARTED BACK EVEN BEFORE WE WERE ELECTED.

AND I THINK THE REASON IN FOR IS WHENEVER WE WERE RUNNING FOR OFFICE I ATTENDED TWO OF THE SESSIONS THAT WERE IN HAZE COUNTY TO TALK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE 2045 PLAN -- HAYS COUNTY. SO WHEN DID THAT PUBLIC COMMENT START SOME.

>> 16 HE' 16, '17 AND STILL GOING ON. >> LIKE I SAID THE LOCAL INDUSTRY -- JURISDICTION THAT'S MAKE UP THE 45 PLANS. CAMPO APPROVES IT.

THEY ARE APPROVING THE PLANS. >> ONE OF THE ONES I WENT TO IN DRIPPING SPRINGS IS ACTUALLY HOSTED BY MY PREDECESSOR COMMISSIONER IN THE PRECINCT OFFICE FOR HAYS COUNTY SO.

I THINK THERE'S BEEN A REAL EFFORT ON BEHALF OF THE EFFORT TO DO OUTREACH TO THE FOLKS IN

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HAYS COUNTY, SPECIFICALLY WORKING TO EVEN ME WORKING THERE WITH THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS. MORE IMPORTANTLY THIS IS THE DWHOR HAD THE MOST DIRECT IMPACT ON THESE PLANS. THERE ARE A FEW THINGS I WOULD HAVE CONCERNED ABOUT.

NUMBER ONE I THINK YOU MENTIONED EARLIER THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION HAS LOOKED AT A NUMBER OF -- THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN ANY INDICATION THAT THEY WERE GOING TO ACCEPT ANY LATE SUBMISSION. THOSE DEADLINES ARE IN MAY THE FOR US TO QUALIFY TO QUALIFY FOR ANYTHING RELATED TO A POSSIBLE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL COMING OUT OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. I HAVE A REAL CONCERN THEY DON'T HAVE AN ADOPTED PLAN EVEN ONE WE CAN ADJUST WHERE YOU CAN VOTE ON THAT. THAT IS NOT JUST FOR WESTERN HAYS COUNTY. THAT'S FOR ALL OF HAYS COUNTY. NOT ONLY HAYS COUNTY BUT OUR

ENTIRE REGION >> PRECINCT TWO. >> YEAH I MEAN IT'S NOT -- IT'S PROBLEMATIC. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CONCERNS NECESSITY LOOK AT SOME OF THE COMMENTS AND POSSIBLE RESOLUTION THAT WE GOT, JUDGE, WAS THERE'S SOME FACT W58 INACCURACIES BUT IS NOT -- FACTUAL INACCURACIES ABOUT US IN THE WANTING TO MOVE FORWARD.

WHEN WE VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO DOS THAT. WE LITERALLY HAD THIS CONVERSATION ON THE 7TH AND ALL OF US WERE IN SUPPORT. THAT WASN'T THE FIRST TIME WE HAD THAT CONVERSATION. WE DID THE AWARD OF IT. I THINK THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT PUBLIC ISN'T ANY GOOD IF WE DENT LISTEN TO IT. THIS IS ALL INFORMATION PROVIDES BY CITIZEN ALL THE INFORMATION GAERND OVER A THREE-YEAR PERIOD ONE OF THE PROJECTS REQUESTED FOR REMOVAL THEY AMEND THE HAZE TRANSPORTATION PLAN AND THAT MAP DOESN'T REFLECT.

THAT THIS WAS ADOPTED AFTER THAT BUT IT WAS A PIECEMEAL THING. LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF HOURS PUBLIC INPUT PUT INTO THAT DID. IT WAS DISHEART THING THAT WE WOULD MANG ADJUSTMENT IN THE LAST MINUTE IF WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE A PART THAT PROCESS WE HAVE TO BE WILLING TO LISTEN TO THEM.

CASEY OR IN THE CASE OF THE DRIFTWOOD HISTORIC CONSERVATION SOW SITES TO THE POINT AT THE END OF DAY THE WHAT THE INITIALLY THE COMMISSIONERS WANTED AT THAT POINT AND THE CONSERVATION OF WHAT THE SOCIETYED WANTED WERE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

AND I CAN TELL YOU THE COLLABORATIVENESS THAT CAME OUT OF THOSE MEETINGS.

YOU ACTUALLY HAVE CITIZENS THAT WOULD NEVER SIT DOWN IN THE ROOM WITH ONE ANOTHER.

SIX MONTHS BEFORE THAT COMING OUT WITH A PLAN THIS THEY ALL SUPPORTED.

IT WAS A PROCESS THAT WHENEVER THEY MOVED FORWARD WITH THE TRANSPORTATION PLAN AS MR. CUTLER MENTIONED IT WAS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PROCESS DONE IN SUCH A WAY THAT EVERYBODY WAS SO COMPLIMENTARY OF IT. I WANTED TO GO OUT AND FIND THE NARM DID IT I WAS SO HAPPY THEY

BROUGHT THAT FOSHD. >> THE PLAN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE 1 AUTO CAISHLGHTER AND EVERY ROAD ON THERE AT SOME POINT THEY NEED. JUDGE YOU MENTIONED WE HAVE SEVERAL E-MAILS AND STUFF LIKE THAT. 97% OF MY E-MAILS ARE OUTSIDE OF

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HAYS COUNTY. I WANT TO BRING THAT AND MAKE THE DECISIONS DONE BY HAYS COUNTY CITIZENS. ANYBODY CAN SEND US AN E-MAIL ON THIS SIDE.

AND I REPRESENT HAYS COUNTY AND THIS CARRIES A LOT MORE WEIGHT. >> MY PRECINCT GOES ALL THE WAY TO I-35 BUT ALSO TRAVELS TO BLANCO COUNTY. FOR ME LOOK AT THE CAMPO PLAN AND I SMENT TIME WITH IT, ONE OF THE THINGS I DO HAVE A CONCERN WITH IS, WHETHER WE A LOT OF FOLKS ON THIS SIDE OF THE COUNTY DON'T GET TO THE WEST RN SIDE OF THE COUNTY VERY OFTEN.

IT TAKES ME 50 MINUTES TO DRIVE OVER HERE. I'M NOT SURE ABOUT COUNCILMAN KROHL. THERE WASN'T ANY TRAFFIC. I'LL TELL YOU THAT.

TO THAT POINT, WE HAVE THOSE ALL THOSE ROADWAYS OR AT LEAST THE TWO ROADWAYS, THE EXTENSION OF 150 WEST FROM 12 TO CONNECTING TO THE 290 ALONG WITH A RUTHERFORD RANCH EXTENSION OR RUTHERFORD RANCH BITHE BOTH OF THOSE ARE EITHER ADOPTED BY OUR COURT.

I THINK WAS 150 CHARACTER WAS UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED BY OUR COURT OR PART OF THE DRIPPING SPRINGS TRANSPORTATION PLAN. THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF MASTER PLAN OR PLANNING ONE THE LIST OF FULL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WORKSHOP OR PUBLIC MEETINGS AS WELL AS VIRTUAL MEETINGS ON IT. I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO CONSIDER AS WELL WHEN WE LOOK AT OVERALL PROJECTS THE PLANNING THAT GOES INTO SOMETHING LIKE WE'RE PLANNING TODAY IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE CAN MAKE A SNAP DECISION ON BECAUSE WE GET 20 E-MAILS TOMORROW FROM ONE GROUP. WE REPRESENT LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS, AND WHENEVER WE HEAR FROM THOSE CITIES, WHEN WE HEAR FROM THE COUNTIES OUTSIDE THE BASIS AND FINAL DOCUMENT.

WHAT WE DON'T SEE IS LIKE A STONE ON TOP AND THAT ONE POINT ON TOP OF THE PERIOD AND WE DON'T SEE THE THOUSANDS OF HOURS THAT COMMUNITY INPUT OR FOUNDATION STONES ON A DAILY BASEY. WHAT WE HAVE TO IS THAT WE HAVE TO ENSURE AND IT'S SOMETHING I'M VERY ADAMANT ABOUT IS ON A DAILY BASE THE SMALL WHAT THE FOUNDATIONAL STONES LOOK LIKE.

I'M VERY PROUD OF THE WORK WE'RE GOING TESPA WITH WIMBERLEY VALLEY WATERSHED ASSOCIATION SPECIFICALLY ON WATER QUALITY. I WAS PRETTY INVOLVED WITH WORKING, TRYING TO WORK BETWEEN THE CITY AND WOW IN THE PAST IN NORTHERN HAYS COUNTY. I CAN TELL YOU IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME PERSONALLY. THE DECISION WE MAKE ON A DAILY BASIS CAN HAVE JUST AN IMPACT.

COMMISSIONER SHELL A MINUTE AGO OUR NEW AND POSSIBLE THE FIRST IN TEXAS CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT PLAN. I'M REALLY PROUD OF THAT. BUT THERE ARE THINGS AS WE LOOK AT THAT AM AS I'VE BEEN DOING MY RESEARCH, AND I'M USING THIS AS ONE EXAMPLE THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT. WE HAVE A FIRE CODE THAT REQUIRES A CERTAIN WIDTH OF PAVEMENT. WE HAVE A TRANSPORTATION CODE THAT REQUIRES A CERTAIN TYPE OF PAVEMENT. IF WE DO A CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT PLAN, WHAT DOES THAT ROADWAY LOOK LIKE IN A CONSERVATION NEIGHBORHOOD VERSUS A REGULAR NEIGHBORHOOD? THAT'S THE DECISION THAT WE AS A COMMISSIONER'S COURT CAN LOOK AT AND SAY WE'RE GOING TO REQUIRE A REDUCED SIZE ROAD OR WE'RE GOING TO REQUIRE GRAVEL OR WE CAN ALLOW FOR GRAVEL INSTEAD OF A FULL-ON ROADWAY THAT HAS PAVEMENT. THOSE ARE DECISIONS THAT SPECIFICALLY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IN THIS RESOLUTION THAT MANY CAN DO AWAY DIFFERENT PAVEMENT FEES.

MAYBE WE CAN DO SOMETHING FOR WATER QUALITY AND ON A DAILY BASE THAT WE CAN ADDRESS TO.

YOUR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS COMMISSIONER I GOT YOU ON THE SAME E-MAIL YESTERDAY.

I NEVER GOT ANSWER BUT THE SIMPLE ANSWER IS NO. I WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT IT BUT WE HAVE IT TO TELL OUR CITIZENS THAT WHENEVER THEY COULD

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SOMETHING IT'S WORSE. TO ADOPT SOME OF THE PROVISIONS OR MORE SPECIFICALLY TO REMOVE AT LEAST TWO OF THE THINGS THAT ARE PROPOSED FOR REMOVAL LITERALLY FLY IN THE FACE OF THOUSANDS OF HOURS. AND THEN I'LL BE DONE. WHEN WE LOOK AT THE 150 PLAN AND I SPENT THE BETTER PART OF THE DAY WITH THE VISION WORKSHOP WITH THE DRIFTING -- DRIFTWOOD CONSERVATION MEMBERS, PEOPLE WHO LIVE SPECIFICALLY IN THE CREEK VALLEY.

THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE GENERATIONALLY WHO WANT TO PROTECT WHAT THEY HAVE.

WHO WANT TO PROTECT NOT ONLY THE CHARACTER THAT ROADWAY BUT SPECIFICALLY SPECIFICALLY WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE FOR GRANDCHILDREN. I HAVE SPENT A FULL CA WITH THEM IN A VISITING WORKSHOP AND A COUPLE OF THINGS CAME OUT THAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE COUNTY MAY NOT KNOW.

THE REASON FOR THE RUTHERFORD BYPASS WAS NOT TO INCREASE TRAFFIC THROUGH DRAFTWOOD TEXAS.

IT WAS TO PULL TRAFFIC OFF 150 AND PULL ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC. IT WAS TO PRESERVE THE HEIR YAF THE STATE. I THINK THE PERFECT EXAM WILL THAT WE STEPPED UP TO NOT NECESSARILY FIGHT -- EXAMPLE THAT WE STEPPED UP TO IN THE NECESSARILY FIGHT BUT TO PROTECT WHENEVER WE HAD A MAJOR VEHICLE, THE THING WAS MASSIVE, RUNOFF OF THE BRIDGE, THE DOUBLE-CROSSING ON 150, WE STEPPED UP WITHIN THAT DAY. AND WE TALKED TO TEXDOT, I HAD MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION WAS THEM. TO PROTECT THE TRAFFIC THROUGH DRIFTWOOD. AND THOSE CANNOT GO THROUGH THERE ANYMORE. AND INITIALLY, TEXT DON'T CAME TO US AND SAID YOU KNOW WHAT? IT'S GOING TO BE CLOSED FOR 18 MONTHS. WE'RE GOING TO GO IN AND PUT THE TWO LARGEST BRIDGES YOU'VE EVER SEEN ACROSS THOSE TWO CREEKS.

>> NO WASTE. >> THAT'S NOT WHAT WE WANTED AS A COUNTY. AND NOT WHAT OUR CITIZENS WANTED AND NOT WHAT ANYONE IN THAT SITUATION WANTED.

WE WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH THEM SAYING YOU DON'T NEED TO CLOSE DOWN FOR ECONOMIC REASONS NUMBER ONE, AND NUMBER WORKS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE CHARACTER OF OUR COMMUNITY, YOU DON'T NEED THESE MAJOR BRIDGES OVER THE CREEK.

THE REASON FOR US NOT HAVING THOSE THINGS MORE OR LESS SHOVED DOWN OR THROATS BY TEXDOT, WE'RE GOING TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE ADDITIONAL VOLUME THAT YOU NEED FOR THE FUTURE BY ALLOWING FOR A BYPASS. AND I THINK THAT WE CAN PRESERVE 150 THE WAY IT IS. I THINK ONE THING, WHEN ALSO WHEN WE LOOK AT THESE ROADWAYS WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT, THE CHARACTER OF WHAT THE ROADWAYS ARE GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

WITH THE CONSERVATION SOCIETY. AND WITH THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS AND OTHERS, THE REASON FOR THE REVISION OF THE ROADWAYS ARE NOT FOR 290 AND I-35. THE VISION FOR THE ROADWAYS IS WHAT WE SEE OVER HERE. THEY'RE A CONNECTOR THOROUGHFARE. NOT VEZ KNEE FOR HE DEVELOPMENT.

THEY MAY EVEN HAVE LIMITED ACCESS FOR A MILE OR TWO MILES, WHERE WE AS A COUNTY F. WE CAN CHOOSE TO INCENTIVIZE THOSE PROPERTIES, SAYING LOOK, LET US WORK WITH YOU ON THIS FUTURE ROADWAY, AND MAYBE WE CAN GET YOU TAX INCENTIVES AND DEVELOPING WHAT WE WOULD HAVE CHARGED IN DEVELOPMENT COSTS, IF YOU SAY YOU'RE NOT GOING TO DEVELOP THESE.

I THINK THERE ARE THINGS ON THOSE INDIVIDUAL DECISION THAT'S WE MAKE THAT CAN HAVE THE NEEDED IMPACT OF WHAT WE WANT.

THE OTHER THING THAT I WOULD SAY IN CONCLUSION, INITIALLY, WHEN WE LOOK AT THE DOCUMENTS THAT I'VE SEEN RELATED TO THIS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS, THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF ADVOCACIES SAYING WE NEED TO TAKE THIS MONEY AND PUT IT TOWARDS 290 AND TAKE THIS MONEY AND PUT IT TOWARD I-35. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HEAR ME COMPLAIN ABOUT ADDITIONAL MONEY TOWARD HIGHWAY 2950.

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BUT THE FACT IS, IF TEXT GOT HAD THEIR WAY.

AND I WORK WELL WITH TEXT GOT. AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF I WOULD LIKE TO DUMP EVERYTHING INTO 290 AND PUT THE CORRIDOR RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE OF DRIPPING SPRINGS AND IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT PRESERVING THE HILL COUNTRY, YOU PUT A MAJOR I-35 THROUGH DEVELOPING IT SPRINGS, BECAUSE THE SOMEHOW ROADWAYS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. THE BYPASS, THEY'RE GOING TO BE NOTHING COMPARED TO THE VOLUME OF WHAT COMES DOWN THAT ROAD.

AND I THINK THAT THE BASIS OF WHAT WAS BEHIND, POSSIBLY PROPOSED, IT WAS GOOD, AND I THINK LOOKING AT IT, AND MORE INPUT IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING. AND I THINK THERE'S A FUND MEN MISUNDERSTANDING PERHAPS OF HOW THESE THINGS WERE DEVELOPED TO START, AND WHAT OUR PLAN FOR THE FUTURE IS TO ADDRESS THOSE NEEDS, BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW ANY REGIONALLY HERE TRYING TO PUT IN MORE EFFORT AND GETTING OUT AND DOING WHAT THEY'RE DOING FOR TRANSPORTATION, THAT WE HAVE STARTED THE PRACTICES WARDS.

WE'RE NOT THERE YET. BUT THAT'S A GOOD THING, BECAUSE WE WANT THE BE PUBLIC COMMENT. BUT AGAIN, I'LL REITERATE FOR THE FOURTH TIME, BUT ONCE WE GET THAT PUBLIC COMMENT, WE CAN'T LET IT COLLECT DUST THE NEXT TIME SOMEBODY SENDS A LET, THIS

IS NOT MY PRYORITY. >> HAD THANK YOU, AND I THINK THAT THE CONVERSATION EFFORTS FOR 150 WERE WONDERFULLY DONE.

I WAS THERE WATCHING THE HE DEDICATIONS AND I THINK THAT BY THE SPIRIT OF EVERYTHING SENT MY WAY, I DIDN'T VERIFY ADDRESSES IF THEY WERE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE OF HAZE COUNTY.

BUT THERE THEY ARE IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO DO THAT.

AND THE SPIRIT OF ALL OF THE COMMUNICATIONS MY WAY ARE ABOUT CONSERVATION, AND STAYING TRUE TOP KEEPING THE HILL COUNTRY TRUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARD YOU SHIP AND ALL OF THESE EFFORTS. SO I DON'T BELIEVE THAT ANYONE WHO HAS CON VADE TO ME WANTS AN I-35 CUT THROUGH DRIPPING SPRINGS, AND THAT'S NOT MISSING THAT HAS REACHED OUT TO ME.

I BELIEVE THAT THE CITIZENRY THAT HAS BEEN INVOLVED 2020LY AND PASSIONATELY NEEDS TO BE HEARD.

AND WE HAVE THOSE IN THIS ROOM. WE THANK YOU FOR THAT.

WE SHOULD ARTICULATE AS A COMMISSION THE CLARITY THAT WE DON'T WANT A SUPER HIGHWAY CUTTING THROUGH ANY PART OF OUR COUNTY, ESPECIALLY WEST OF 35, WE DON'T WANT THAT, BUT YET WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT NEED THAT ASSURANCE, AND SO WHEN I WAS ASKED TO PUT THIS ON THE AGENDA, IT WAS NO PROBLEM FOR ME.

I SAID ABSOLUTELY, I DON'T CARE TO REPAVE OVER THE ZONE, AND I BELIEVE IN CONSERVATION AND ALL OF THESE PIECE THAT'S WE HAVE BEEN HIGHLIGHTING AS A COMMUNITY.

AND I BELIEVE THEIR ASK WAS WHOLESOME JUST TO SLOW DOWN AND PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT MORE FEEDBACK, THOUGH WE SAY WE HAVE BEEN WALKING MAPS FOR A LONG TIME.

A LOT MORE PEOPLE WANT TO SAY MORE ABOUT IT.

AND BECAUSE OF THE LIMITED IT ACCESS TO THE HAD EVENTS BECAUSE OF COVID-19, I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD AND, AND I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT, AND I STILL DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT. I DON'T WANT THE CITIZENRY WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO SPEAK UP IN SUPPORT OF THIS THAT I'VE TRANSCRIBED TO BE RAILROADED INTO A LANE OF IN CRASS HE'S.

THE EFFORT IS WHOLESOME, IT'S CONSERVATION, AND WHAT HAPPENS ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE COUNTY AFFECTS THE EAST SIDE OF THE COUNTY WITH FLOODING, ET CETERA, SO IF YOU GUYS HAVE NO MORE

COMMENTS. >> I THINK THOSE CONCERNS, HOPEFULLY THEY WERE EASTED AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE A PUBLIC PROCESS, AND THE COMMISSIONER SAID THAT HE AGREES WITH SOME OF

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THOSE, AND I THINK YOU'LL HEAR THAT.

AS FAR AS NOT MOVING FORWARD, THE TECH COMMUNITY, ON FRIDAY, THOSE AREN'T TECHNICAL PEOPLE THAT RESPECT EACH OF THE ENTITIES, THEY VOTED TO APPROVE MOVING FORWARD.

SO I THINK THAT MOVING FORWARD WILL HAVE A LOT -- I JUST AND EVERYBODY TO BE AS INVOLVED AS YOU CAN ON THE PROCESS, ON THE

NEXT TRANSPORTATION UPDATES. >> SO WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS JUST TO MOVE ONTO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM.

TO CALL A VOTE ON WHETHER TO DELAY OR NOT.

>> WE HAD A MOTION. THERE WAS A MOTION TO IT DISCUSS

DISCUSS, BUZZ IT'S NOT ON -- >> SO THERE'S NO SUPPORT TO ASK

CAMEL TO RECOMMEND TO DELAY. >> WE'RE REALLY WANTING TO HAVE A UNITED FRONT GOING FORWARD. WITH THIS, AND I WILL MENTION THAT WE'RE ON SCHEDULE. AND I HAVE AN UPDATE NEXT WEEK ON WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH 35 ON THE PROJECTS THAT ARE DELAYED AND AN UPDATE ON WHAT'S GOING ON NEXT WEEK.

>> SO WHY DON'T WE TELL THE VIEWING AUDIENCE, AND THOSE WHO

TOOK THE TIME TO BE HERE. >> I THINK IF THEY'RE LISTENING, WE'RE MOVINGER FORWARD WITH THE TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

>> THAT'S THE PREFERRED INFORMED FOR AMENDING OUR PLAN, AND THESE CONCERNS WILL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT, A PUBLIC PROCESS, AND I'VE ALREADY MADE MY STATEMENT. BUT WE'LL SHOW WHAT IT SHOWS, BECAUSE OF THE RESOLUTION, THAT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED.

AND WE VOTED ON APRIL 7TH. WE'RE ALREADY IN THE PROCESS THAT WE'LL SHARE WITH THEM. AND THE TIMELINE, HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE THROUGH THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC, AND WE'LL START TO WORK TOGETHER IN PUBLIC FORUMS, AND IF NOT, WE'LL HAVE TO ADJUST. THE COMMISSIONER SAID WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE'LL DO THAT AND WE'LL TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHAT THE COUNTY HAS PLANNED. ESPECIALLY FOR WESTERN HAYES

COUNTY. >> PARTING THOUGHTS, COMMISSION

MARCH. >> IT'S NOT JUST US DOING THIS.

I MEAN WE HAVE MULTIPLE MUNICIPALITIES RIGHT THERE RIGHT NOW. AND THE CITY COUNCIL VOTED IN SUPPORT OF IT, AND THAT WAS DONE THERE.

SIMILARLY, DRIPPING SPRINGS IS DOING ONE RIGHT NOW.

AND THE SAME INPUT THAT WE'RE REQUESTING, EVEN AT THE END OF THE DAY, I'LL JUST USE THIS WESTERN LOOP AROUND DRIPPING STOP SPRINGS. AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, EVEN IF IT WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THE COUNTY PLAN, IT HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN AT LEAST THE LAST CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS PLAN.

IT WILL BE ADOPTED BY CAMPO. WE'RE NOT THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN, SO I ENCOURAGE YOU TO WORK WITH YOUR INDIVIDUAL MUNICIPALITIES,

AND THEY ARE >> RECESS, AND WE'RE GOING TO OPEN AGENDA ITEMS 28 THROUGH 32, PLEASE.

OPEN AGENDA ITEMS 28-32 IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

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