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[Call to Order]

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>> JUDGE BECERRA: THIS MORNING, I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER. THIS MORNING'S PROCLAMATION, IF

YOU COULD AUTHRORIZE. >> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THE LORD'S PRAYER, PRAY THAT MORE THAN 2,000 YEARS HAVE GIVEN US PEACE I PRAY FOR THE NOTION AND THOSE IN PUBLIC SERVICE AND THOSE WE ARE TASKED TO SERVE. OUR FATHER, WHO IS IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME, YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBT, AS WE ALSO FORGIVE OUR DEBTS. LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, YOURS IS THE KING KINGDOM THE POWER AND GLORY FOREVER AND

IRV, AMEN. >> AMEN.

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

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

>> WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL?

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> SHE IS HERE.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> HERE.

COMMISSIONER SHELL >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: HERE.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: HERE.

>> JUDGE BA SARA >> JUDGE BECERRA: HERE.

[Public Comments]

NOW WE MOVE ON TO PUBLIC COMMENTS WE HAVE SOME SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEMS. THAT'S WHEN WE WILL CALL THEM.

AND WE HAVE ONE PERSON TO TALK IN PUBLIC COMES.

THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO SUBMITTED A PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FORM WILL NOW HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK ON NON-AGENDA RELATED TOPICS. UNFORTUNATELY NO ACTION MAY BE TAKEN BY THE COURT DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS, AS WE ARE EXPECTED NOT TO RESPOND. ANY QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN AS RHETORICAL. ALL COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS ARE THE COMMENTS OF THE SPEAKER AND NOT MEANT TO BE CONSTRUED AT TRUTH. PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS AND LANGUAGE CIVIL AND RESPECTFUL R YOU WILL FORFEIT THE REMAINDER OF YOUR TIME. IN THE SPIRIT OF RESPECT, PLEASE SILENCE YOUR CELL PHONES.

FIRST UP TO SPEAK, MR. MARTINEZ, DO YOU HAVE A FORM OR SOMETHING YOU'RE TRYING TO CONVEY?

>> WE HAD NO. 9, AND -- >>

>> JUDGE BECERRA: AND PUBLIC COMMENTS.

OKAY. I'LL FIX THAT.

I SEE EFFICIENCY OF FORM, SO WE'LL MAKE SURE I DO BOTH.

OKAY. FIRST UP, MR. DAN LYON.

>> THANK YOU, JUDGE, AND COMMISSIONERS.

IN THESE TROUBLED DAYS A LOT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT SOCIAL INJUSTICE, SPEAKING OF SOCIAL INJUSTICE, INVARIABLY THE TOPIC OF WEALTH DISPARITY ARISES. NO MATTER HOW HARD THE COMMENT SEEMS TO WORK TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM, THE -- INCLUDED SAY CAPITALISM IS THE PROBLEM.

THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT NOT REALISTIC CAPITALISM, THEY MIGHT HAVE A POINT. THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT FREE ENTERPRISE. THEY COULDN'T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. IN A COMMUNIST COMMENT THE PARTY CONTROLS EVERYTHING, SO IT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE POVERTY. IN A COUNTRY LIKE THE UNITED STATES, THE PEOPLE SUPPOSEDLY ARE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHAT THEY DO WITH THEIR OWN MONEY. NOW FOR A REALITY CHECK.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE AVERAGE U.S. CITIZEN PAYS 60 PERCENT OF THEIR INCOME IN TAXES.

IT IS STRANGE OUR OUR HEAVENLY FATHER CAN RUN HIS PROGRAMS FOR 10 PERCENT OF OUR INCOME, BUT OUR LITTLE "G" GOD TOLD GOVERNMENT NEEDS 60 PERCENT. THIS DOES NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. THIS IS A LARGER PERCENTAGE OF MEDIEVAL SERVICES HAS TAKEN FROM THEIR WAYS.

THIS BEGS THE QUESTION, COULDN'T A GREAT DEAL OF

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POVERTY BE ELIMINATED IF WE ALLOW PEOPLE TO KEEP MORE OF THEIR OWN MONEY? THE GOVERNMENT ASSURES US, THIS IS SIMPLISTIC, AND WE DON'T HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND INTELLIGENCE TO MANAGE OUR OWN MONEY, BUT I RECENTLY HAD AN EPITCH INITIAL THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T MANAGE OUR MONEY EITHER.

THEN I FINALLY REALIZED SINCE MY MONEY IS SQUANDERED BY GOVERNMENT, THEN GOVERNMENT CALLS IT POVERTY.

THERE WILL BE A WAVE OF POVERTY FOR CLOSURES IN 2021 AND WHAT HAS THE COMMISSIONERS COURT DONE ABOUT IT? THEY'VE TAKEN AN ADDITIONAL 500,000 FROM OUR TAXES AND GIVEN TO GREATER ST. LAURENCE PARTNERSHIP, A PRIVATE GROUP, THE MEETINGS OF WHICH YOU AND I ARE NOT WELCOME TO ATTEND.

LET'S GET TO THE DISBURSEMENT. COUNTY TREASURERS, $60,165.

'BEND COUNTY TREASURER, APRIL 2020 INMATE HOUSING FOR THE JAIL, A WHOOPING 128,0590. INMADE SERVICES, TRANSPORTATION FROM THE JAIL, $944. LET'S SEE, WE HAVE WALKER COUNTY TREASURER, APRIL 2020 INMATE HOUSING, $1,170 JULY 2020 HELD CARE GROUP, A WHOOPING $153,138 AND THANK YOU

VERY MUCH. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, SIR. NEXT UP WE HAVE MR. DAN -- I'M SORRY, I'M STILL THINKING ABOUT MR. DAN BY LYON.

NEXT UP WE HAVE MR. ERIC MARTINEZ.

>> HELLO, MY NAME IS ERIC MARTINEZ THE POLICY DIRECTOR HERE TO VOICE OUR OPPOSITION TO ITEM 9 WHICH AUTHORIZES THE HAYES COUNTY CONSTABLE "P" CT4 OFFICE TO RECEIVE FUNDS FROM THIS COUNTY. THEY TRANSFER EQUIPMENT TO CIVILIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, THROUGH THIS PROGRAM POLICE AGENCIES ACROSS THE STATE AND THIS NATION REQUIRED TEAR GAS, BAY ONETS AND MRAP VEHICLES KNOWN AS MINE RESISTANT AMBUSH PROTECTED VEHICLES.

OUR WARRIOR COPS WILL HAVE YOU BELIEVE THEY NEED TO FREE EQUIPMENT TO SAVE CHILDREN FROM FLOODS BUT THIS OPERATES AS A CONVENIENT EXCUSE TO FURTHER MILL TARRIZE AND SATIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS WHO WANT TO PLAY ARMY AGAINST THEIR OWN CITIZENRY. SIMPLY ASKED, HOW DO OTHER COUNTIES SAVE THOSE IN FLOODS, HOW WAS IT DONE BEFORE THIS PROGRAM EXISTED? WITH THE 1033 PROGRAM YOU EITHER USE IT OR LOSE IT SO IT BECOMES A SELF FULFILLING PROPHECY. THESE FREE ASSETS COME WITH OTHER COSTS, MAINTENANCE FROM THE EQUIPMENT, TRAINING TO USE THE EQUIPMENT AND THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH HAVING EQUIPMENT IN OUR INVENTORY. GIVEN THE PROLIFERATION OF MILITARY TRAINING AND WEAPONS AMONG THE AMERICA'S POLICE DEPARTMENTS USE OF MILITARY FORCE AND MILITARY TACTICS IS NOT SURPRISING. WHEN YOUR ONLY TOOL IS A HAMMER, EVERY PROBLEM LOOKS LIKE A NAIL.

FOR A COUNTY THAT SPEND $51 MILLION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND 1.1 ON INDIGENT DEFENSE IT SEEM AS PARENT THOSE OF US WATCHING, WITH MILITARIZING OUR POLICE FORCE, AND THOSE WHO STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTY. VOTE NO ON AGENDA ITEM.

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

THANK YOU. >> JUDGE BECERRA: WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 1.

>> NO. 1 UPDATE FROM THE COUNTY JUDGE AND STAFF REGARDING THE LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATION AND COVID-19 POSSIBLE DISCUSSION

AND ACTION MAY FOLLOW. >> JUDGE BECERRA: SO, WE HAVE SOME UPDATES ON OUR WEBSITE, AND WE HAVE SOME UPTICK IN NUMBERS OF OUR COVID POSITIVE TESTING, AND I'D LIKE TO ASK MISS CRUMLEY TO FIRST SPEAK ON THE MEDICAL PIECE OF OUR COVID-19, FOLLOWED BY ALEX VILLALOBOS, OUR MANAGER

MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR >> GOOD MORNING.

JUST AN UPDATE ON THE TESTING NUMBERS.

WE GIVE THIS WEEKLY. OUR PREMIERE HAS DONE 439 OF

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THE TESTS, OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WE'VE TAKEN --

>> JUDGE BECERRA: MA'AM, TIME'S UP.

JUST KIDDING, JUST KIDDING.

>> THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FINE WITH HER.

>> TAKEN 133 CALLS. 76 OF THOSE HAVE GONE THROUGH OUR INDIGENT TESTING, 31 THROUGH LIVE OAK.

THAT'S 546 TESTS. WE HAVE 754 REMAINING.

>>> WOULD YOU MIND IF THE COMMISSIONERS DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, WE'LL

START WITH YOU. >> SO WE SAW A PRETTY LARGE INCREASE OF POSITIVE TESTING YESTERDAY, AND I GUESS SOME OF THAT MAY BE DUE TO THE CONTINUOUS REOPENING OF OUR STATE, AND COUNTY AND NATION, AND SO I GUESS MY QUESTION IS, I KNOW WE WERE PROVIDING TESTING, TRYING TO GET OUT THE INFORMATION, AND I GUESS WE ARE SEEING PEOPLE COME IN, AND REQUESTING TESTS, OR ARE WE SEEING A LARGER NUMBER OF REQUESTS TESTS AND IT MAY BE FROM AREAS THAT WE HADN'T

PREVIOUSLY? >> THEY ARE TESTING AT THE OTHER FACILITIES. WE HAVE -- OUR NUMBERS HAVE PICKED UP, AND WE TOOK QUITE A FEW CALLS YESTERDAY THAT AREN'T INCLUDED IN THIS NUMBER. THEY JUST HAVEN'T MADE ANY APPOINTMENTS YET FOR THOSE. THE UPTICK WAS, I THINK FROM A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT TESTING LOCATIONS.

NOT NECESSARILY THESE NUMBERS. AND I THINK IN THE REPORT, THE AGE BRACKET THAT IS INCREASING, IS THAT 20 TO 29-YEAR-OLD BRACKET. SEEMS TO BE THE MOST ACTIVE

GROUP. >> I KNOW WE HAVE DONE A ROUND OF OUTREACH. ARE WE PLANNING ANY OTHERS

MAYBE AT A CERTAIN TIME? >> YES.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO OUTREACH IN THE KYLE AND WE HAVE SOME PLANNED IN SAN MARCOS AREA. AGAIN, WE'VE DONE QUITE A BIT,

BUT WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT. >> I APPRECIATE THE WORK YOU

ALL ARE DOING. >> IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL

MATERIALS. >> JUDGE BECERRA:

COMMISSIONERS, COMMENTS? >> WHAT ABOUT -- CAN YOU SPEAK ON THE UPDATES THAT HAVE BEEN DONE TO THE WEBSITE? I KNOW MANY HANDS HAVE GONE ON, PROMOTING IT, AND BUILDING IT, AND CREATING THE INFORMATION THAT'S ON HERE HEAVILY REQUESTED. COULD YOU SPEAK ON THAT, AND WHAT A GREAT CONTRIBUTION THAT IS TO OUR INFORMATION SHARING?

>> WE HAVE A LIMITED STAFF AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, SO WE'RE WORKING TO INCLUDE THE RACE AND ETHNICITY PORTION ON THE DASHBOARD. WE DON'T DOT DASHBOARD OURSELVES. THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS DOES THAT. SO, WE WORK WITH THEM ON GETTING THAT CATEGORY INCLUDED AND UPDATED.

AND HAVE THAT DONE. >> JUDGE BECERRA: AND WILL THAT BE UPDATING MOVING FORWARD DAILY WITH THE NUMBERS?

>> YES, IT WILL BE PART OF THE --

>> JUDGE BECERRA: PERFECT. GOOD, GOOD.

IF THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS FOR MISS CRUMLEY, I'LL MOVE TO MR. VILLALOBOS. THANK YOU, MA'AM.

>> ALEX VILLALOBOS FOR THE RECORD.

COUNTY'S CHIEF OF STAFF AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR. I THINK IT WOULD BE REMISS TO SAY, THAT TAMMY, AMONG OTHER DUTIES IS RESPONDING AND HER GROUP IS RESPONDING TO OFFICES THAT HAVE BEEN FLOODED, PLANNING FOR DISASTERS WITHIN DISASTERS, PLANNING FOR OPENING OF ALL OF THE BOTTOMS. AND I THINK IT'S PROBABLY A LOT OF INFORMATION SHE'S NOT ABLE TO -- SOME OF US ARE NOT ABLE BECAUSE THEY ARE TAKING CARE OF THINGS ONE BY ONE AND DOING THE BEST WITH THE STAFF WE HAVE. IF YOU LOOK AT NUMBERS OVERALL WITH REGARDS TO HOSPITALIZATIONS, EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE AN UPTICK THAT COULD INCREASE AT SOME POINT, RELATIVELY LOW NUMBERS OF HOSPITALIZATION IN OUR COUNTY.

I THINK THAT PROBABLY LENDS ITSELF TO THE DIRECTION THE COUNTY TOOK EARLY ON. BECAUSE OF THE RESOURCES THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE, WE WERE PUSHED FORWARD TO MAKE DECISIONS A LOT SOONER THAN OTHER JURY DECISIONS AND I THINK THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT I BELIEVE WE ALL REALLY AGREED UPON, IN THINKING THAT, YOU KNOW, KNOWING WHAT OUR INVENTORY OF RESOURCES ARE, THAT WE STAY AHEAD OF THAT AS BEST AS WE CAN.

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DO WE HAVE IMPROVEMENTS THAT CAN BE MADE? ABSOLUTELY AND WE ARE WORKING TO MAKE THOSE IMPROVEMENTS.

I APPRECIATE WHAT THE STAFF IS DOING AND WHAT WE CONTINUE TO DO MOVING FORWARD WITH REGARDS TO THE RESPONSE.

I KNOW THAT WITH REGARDS TO TESTING, COMMISSIONER INGALSBE ALSO BROUGHT THIS UP, AND I'VE POKEN WITH SOME OF YOU ABOUT THIS, AND WE'VE BEEN MULLING THIS OVER ON APPLICATIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS OF SITE LOCATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL TESTING.

THERE WAS A RECENT ORDER PUT OUT BY GOVERNOR ABBOTT WITH REGARD TO EXPANDED TESTING AND UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY COVID-19.

OUR NUMBERS SO WHERE THAT DISPROPORTIONATE INFECTION RATE IS AT. WE DO THIS MORE ANECDOTALLY AND NOW WE DO THOSE UNOFFICIALLY WITH THE NUMBERS WE HAVE.

AND WE ADDRESSING THOSE. WE ARE ADDRESSING THOSE WITH TESTING LOCATIONS IN COLLABORATION, NOT ONLY WITH THE COUNTY STAFF, AND EXPERTS HERE BUT THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS STAFF AS WELL ALONG WITH THE CITY OF KYLE.

SOME OF THOSE PROPOSED TESTING SITES THAT WE CAME UP, I KNOW THAT THE COMMISSIONERS, AND THE JUDGE HAVE BEEN MAKING PHONE CALLS CONSISTENTLY, TRYING TO GET LOCATIONS FOR US TO USE, I CAN SAY THAT RIGHT NOW, OUR PLAN SITES SIMON MIDDLE SCHOOL IN KYLE MCCORMICK MIDDLE SCHOOL AND BOWIE ELEMENTARY IN SAN MARCOS.

THOSE DRAW IN SOME AREAS, AND THOSE CAN CHANGE.

DEPENDING ON THE GROUP AND HELPING US TEST, AND DEPENDING WHAT THE STAFF WILL SAY THAT MIGHT COME UP UNTIL WE ACTUALLY FINALIZE THOSE LOCATIONS, BUT I THINK THESE ARE AREAS THAT WOULD DRAW THE MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS WITH REGARDS TO TESTING AND AVAILABILITY AND THE DEMOGRAPHICS THAT WE NEED TO TEST. SO, THESE ARE THINGS THAT WE'VE

BEEN DISCUSSING. >> I'M SORRY.

ALEX, DID WE ALSO REACH OUT TO OR ASK ASK MAYBE THE SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL IS A LITTLE FURTHER OUT IN THE ETJ.

I'M WONDERING IS THAT AN AREA THAT WE LOOKED INTO? I THINK BOWIE WOULD BE GREAT. THERE'S A LARGE POPULATION THAT SURROUNDS THAT SCHOOL. BUT I KNOW THAT MAYBE THE HIGH SCHOOL MIGHT BE ANOTHER OPTION. IT'S GOT SEVERAL BUILDINGS THAT

MAY BE POSSIBLE. >> SURE.

>> AND WE CAN CONSIDER THAT AS IT MANY COMES DOWN TO IT.

WE'LL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO AS FAR AS PLANNING IS CONCERNED FOR THAT LOCATION. WE FELT LIKE IF WE STARTED IN THAT SEQUENTIAL ORDER, BRINGING A COMING DOWN TO BOWIE ELEMENTARY OR SOMEWHERE IN SAN MARCOS, AS YOU SUGGESTED, THAT WE WOULD HAVE THOSE DAY, PRIOR DAYS OF MARKETING THOSE LOCATIONS AND LEADING UP TO THIS LOCATION WOULD EVEN DRAW IN A LITTLE MORE AND WE WERE LOOKING AT THE PEOPLE COMING FROM THE ADJACENT COUNTIES AS WELCOMING INTO THIS LOCATION, AND THAT WOULD REALLY HIGHLIGHT AND REALLY, YOU KNOW, VOICE THOSE CONCERNS AND PEOPLE ARE GOING TO ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS.

SO, BY THAT TIME, I THINK WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO GET A GOOD RESPONSE TO ANY LOCATION WE PUT OUT THERE, BUT WE'LL TEMPERATURE

THE HIGH SCHOOL. >> WHEN CONSIDERED BOWIE, IT WAS WITHIN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE AND THE HIGH SCHOOL BEING ACROSS THE HIGHWAY. IT WILL CAPTURE ANOTHER SET OF HOMES AND STUFF BUT BOWIE, IT SEEMED TO BE.

IT WOULD CAPTURE A LARGER POPULATION.

>> YOU'RE RIGHT. I WAS THINKING OF THE OLD BOWIE

LOCATION WHICH IS NOW -- >> WHERE MY KIDS WENT TO SCHOOL.

>> WHERE I WENT TO SCHOOL. WHICH IS NOWHAM.

>> I WANTED TO CLARIFY. >> YES.

ABSOLUTELY. >> THAT'S MY FAULT.

>> NO. NO.

NO. SO IN DIRECT CORRELATION WITH THE RECORD FROM THE GOVERNOR AND ALSO SUPPORT WE'RE WORKING WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD WITH SUPPORT OF BOTH CONTINUED SUPPORT WITH LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND CPL LABS AS WELL.

WE CONTINUE TO HAVE THAT SUPPORT.

THEY ARE CONCERNED AND WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE OVERALL TESTING AND IT'S ALSO ABOUT SERVICING AND TURN AROUND TIME ON TESTING, TOO. WE ARE WORKING WITH NATIONAL GUARD. ROBBY BERRARA IS WORKING WITH US CONSISTENTLY. WE WERE THE FIRST ONES TO PROVIDE AS SOON AS IT WAS AVAILABLE.

FIRST ONES TO PROVIDE THE LOCATIONS, ADDRESSES, AND ALREADY HAD FACILITY USE AGREEMENTS WITH HAYES

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CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT. I HAVE ALSO GIVEN THEM CLEVER, AND WE WILL START WORKING ON THE AGREEMENT WITH SAN MARCOS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THAT LOCATION, TOO.

ALSO, THERE'S BEEN COMING FOR RESPONSE DUE TO COVID AND PLANNING FOR A DISAFTER THOR AND COORDINATING TESTING SITES AND COORDINATING DELIVERY OF ALL SUPPLIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

ON MY SPARE I'M, I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT FAQS FOR THE CARES ACT DOLLARS AND HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY MONITORING LARGER COUNTIES WHO PUT IN PROGRAMS AND WE HAD PROBABLY A TWO-HOUR DISCUSSION MYSELF AND THE COUNTY JUDGE, IN REACHING OUT TO SOME OF THOSE COUNTIES, DIRECTLY TO THE COUNTY JUDGES AND THOSE LOCATIONS PUTTING OUT PROGRAMS UTILIZING THE CARES ACT DOLLARS AND WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO NAIL DOWN SOME OF THEIR PROGRAMS. ONE OF THE ONES I -- HAVING QUITE A FEW CONVERSATIONS AND TRYING TO GET TO THE POINT WE CAN GET A PLAN IN PLACE WAS A PROGRAM THAT'S RENTAL MORTGAGE AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM USING CARE DOLLARS. THE REASON WHY I'M LOOKING FOR THOSE PLANS, A COUPLE OF THEM HAVE UTILIZED CONSULTING SERVICES TO CREATE PLANS FOR THEM THAT WOULD BE IN TEMPERATURES OF THE DOLLARS THEMSELVES AND WE CAN UTILIZE THOSE DOLLARS FOR THOSE VERY PROGRAMS FOR OUR COUNTY PEOPLE.

AND I WAS -- BEFORE BRINGING FORWARD ANYTHING THAT WAS SOLID, I WANTED TO GET EVERYTHING THEY HAD IN A PLANNING PIECE, ALL OF THE LAWS WE SHOULD CONSIDER AND BRING IT FORWARD TO THE COMMISSIONERS COURT FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

SO, WE ARE WORKING HARD TO GET THIS DATA A FULL PLAN AND THEREFORE, WE CAN UTILIZE THAT AND CREATE A PLAN THAT'S -- THAT BEST FITS HAYS COUNTY. SO, WE ARE ACTIVELY WORKING ON THAT. I'VE BEEN SPEAKING -- WE'RE ACTUALLY IN CONVERSATION WITH A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT OFFICIALS OF'BEND COUNTY BACK AND FORTH AND I'M TRYING TO GET AS MUCH DETAIL AS I CAN TO HAND IT OVER TO YOU TO FURTHER GUIDANCE WITH REGARD TO RECOVERY IN THOSE PARTICULAR AREAS.

THOSE ARE ONE OF THE AREAS THE CARES ACT DOLLARS ALLOW US TO BE USED. ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR.

VILLALOBOS? >> I DO.

I WAS GOING TO ASK. I KNOW RANCHO VISTA IS NOT IN HAYS COUNTY BUT THEY GO TO SCHOOL HERE.

AND I KNOW THAT THEY ARE SO CLOSE TO THE COUNTY LINE.

THEY KIND OF GET LOST. >> WHAT WE'VE DONE FOR THAT PIECE, I'M SORRY TO CUT YOU OFF COMMISSIONER, DON'T MEAN TO BE DISRESPECTFUL. BUT I'M EXCITED THE DISTRICTS ARE USING MESSAGE CAPABILITIES TO REACH OUT TO THOSE PEOPLE.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THING WEISE ASKED.

AND THEY SAID BY ALL MEANS WE WILL HELP WITH YOU THAT MESSAGING TO REACH OUT, TO MAKE SURE.

WAS THERE SOMETHING ELSE YOU WANTED US --

>> I WAS GOING TO ASK, IF TESTING WAS NEEDED FOR INDIVIDUALS IN THAT AREA, ARE -- I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT'S BEING DONE, YOU KNOW? I JUST DIDN'T WANT THEM TO NOT HAVE THE AVAILABILITY, AND THEN IF WE ARE TESTING AND SOME OF THOSE COME BACK POSITIVE, I GOES THOSE NUMBERS COUNTED IN GUADALUPE COUNTY. IS THAT CORRECT?

>> THAT IS AN ISSUE, DO THEY GO TO SCHOOL HERE.

THEY DO HAVE A SAN MARCOS ADDRESS.

GUADALUPE COUNTY IS NOT PROVIDING ANY TESTING.

THEY ARE SENDING THEIR RESIDENTS TO SAN ANTONIO.

BUT THEY DO GET COUNTED IF THEY ARE GUADALUPE COUNTY.

BUT I FEEL, YOU KNOW, AS THEY ARE GOING TO OUR SCHOOLS, AND HAVE A SAN MARCOS ADDRESS AND LIVING SO CLOSE, SOME OF THEM ARE ONE TREAT, TWO TREATS OVER IN HAYS COUNTY.

THAT IS PART OF OUR RESIDENTS, TOUCHING THOSE AREAS AND GOING OUT AND DOING OUTREACH THERE IS IMPORTANT FOR THEM.

I DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER OPTIONS. >> OKAY.

I JUST DIDN'T WANT THEM TO FALL BETWEEN THE CRACKS, YOU KNOW.

>> THAT'S THE REASON THAT WE'RE DOING THAT AREA.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER JONES ANY QUESTIONS?

>> COMMISSIONER JONES: NOT REALLY, I WANT TO THANK YOU DR. ERIC REID AND AS SOON AS I ASKED FOR THESE MATERIALS THEY DIDN'T HESITATE. I JUST THANK FOR THEM PARTNERSHIP, STEPPING UP. AGAIN, WITH THE LABS, IN THAT

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SAME VEIN, CPL LABS, WITH THEIR SUPPORT, WERE ABLE TO BROADLY

MAKE AVAILABLE TESTING. >> QUESTIONS FOR MR. VILLALOBOS

>> I WANT TO REITERATE THE POINT YOU MADE, ALEX FOR TAMMY AND HER TEAM. I KNOW YOU HAVE A THOUSAND IRONS IN THE FIRE. IT WAS VERY APPRECIATED, THE QUICK RESPONSE, AND PRECINCT FOR WHENEVER OUR OFFICE FLOODED THIS WEEK, AND THE UPDATES AS THEY COME.

WE REALLY DO APPRECIATE AND LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING THE OFFICE OPEN AGAIN, AND I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW APPRECIATIVE I AM FOR YOUR TEAM, GETTING THERE AND ADDRESSING IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU.

>> AND I KNOW -- NOT TO TAKE THE THUNDER AWAY, THE STAFF THAT SUPPORTS TAMMY THERE, THEY DID -- THEY WERE THERE QUITE A LONG TIME, HENRY AND CHRIS'S TEAM.

>> THEY ARE STILL THERE. WE HAVE LOTS OF FANS GOING.

>> I WANT TO THANK THEM AS WELL F-C KREIS DYKEMAN AND HIS GUYS WERE THERE ALL DAY.

RIBBING OUT BASE BOARD AND CARPET.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEM ALL. GREAT TEAM.

[35. Discussion related to the Hays County inmate population, to include current population counts and costs. BECERRA]

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM 35.

>> WHICH ONE? >> JUDGE BECERRA: 35.

>> NO. 3. >> JUDGE BECERRA: 35.

>> OH, 35. SORRY ABOUT THAT.

>> 35. DISCUSSION RELATED TO THE HAYS COUNTY INMATE POPULATION TO INCLUDE CURRENT POPULATION

COUNTS AND COSTS. >> JUDGE BECERRA: SO, THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SEND MICE OFFICE A REPORT WEEKLY TO READ HERE IN COURT FOR THE PUBLIC TO UNDERSTAND A LITTLE MORE OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN OUR COUNTY JAIL, AND I WANT TO THANK THE SHERIFF FOR PUTTING OUT THAT REPORT TO MY OFFICE SO I CAN READ IT HERE TODAY. OUR JAIL CAPACITY REPORT READS HAYS COUNTY'S CURRENT MAXIMUM JAIL CAPACITY IS 362 INMATES.

JAIL STANDARDS RECOMMENDS HOLDING APPROXIMATELY 10 PERCENT OF CAPACITY OPEN. THAT LOWERS OUR CAPACITY TO 311.

THE JAIL'S DAILY AVERAGE WAS 451 AND PEAK WAS 4751 ON JUNE 4 FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 31 THROUGH JUNE 6, 2020.

THE ESTIMATED COST FOR OUTSOURCING INMATE THIS WEEK IS -- THE ESTIMATED COST FOR OUTSOURCING INMATE THIS WEEK IS $59,897. THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF OUTSOURCED MALES IS 165, AND FEMALES ARE 9. THIS WEEK'S INMATES WERE HOUSED IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES. BURNETT, CALDWELL,'BEND, GUADALUPE AND WALKER. I'VE ALSO ASKED THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO PLEASE PROVIDE ARRESTS BY AGENCY.

AND THEY'VE BEEN SO KIND TO PROVIDE THAT AS WELL TO SHED MORE LIGHT FOR A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING AS MUNICIPALS SHIFT IN THEIR POLICIES, SO WE COULD SEE HOW, IN PART, OUR JAILS ARE ACQUIRING THESE RESIDENTS BUTA POLICE DEPARTMENT BROUGHT FOUR, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, THREE, HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, 70, BUT THOSE ARRESTS INCLUDE COURT-ORDERED COMMITMENTS, INDIVIDUALS TURNIN THEMSELVES IN ON WARRANTS FROM OTHER AGENCIES AND WARRANT PICK-UPS FROM OTHER COUNTIES. KYLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, 24, SAN MARCOS POLICE DEPARTMENT, 35, TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, 5.

[Items 2 - 8]

WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEMS 2 THROUGH 8.

>> 2, APPROVE PAYMENTS OF COUNTY INVOICES.

3, APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF UNITED HEALTHCARE CLIMATES.

4, APPROVE COMMISSIONERS COURT MINUTES OF JUNE 2ND, 2020.

5, APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF THE JUNE 15TH, 2020 PAYROLL DISBURSEMENTS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,950,000, EFFECTIVE JUNE 15TH, 2020, AND POST TOTALS FOR WAGES, WITHHOLDINGS, REDUCTIONS AND BENEFIS ON THE HAYS COUNTY WEBSITE ONCE FINALIZED. 6, APPROVE UTILITY PERMITS.

7, AUTHORIZE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT TO REPLACE A BUDGETED COUNTY ISSUED PHONE WITH A $45 MONTHLY TELEPHONE ALLOWANCE EFFECTIVE JUNE 16TH, 2020, FOR THE I.T. SUPPORT SPECIALIST, SLOT NO. 0934-001 AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. 8, UT RISE ONSITE SEWAGE FACILITY FOR AN OFFICE WITH AN APARTMENT LOCATED AT 1300 EAST

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HIGHWAY 290, DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS, 78620.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND.

ARE THERE ANY PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES.

COMMISSIONER INGALSBE >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

[9. Authorize the Hays County Constable, Pct. 4 Office to enter into a State Plan of Operation Agreement with the State of Texas to receive certain excess Department of Defense (DOD) property under the Law Enforcement Support Office (1033/LESO) Program administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). SMITH/HOOD]

COMMISSIONER JONES >> COMMISSIONER JONES: YES.

COMMISSIONER BESARA. >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES.

PLEASE OPEN NO. 9. NO. 9 AUTHORIZE THE HAYS COUNTY CONSTABLE OFFICE TO ENTER INTO A STATE PLAN OF OPERATION AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF TEXAS TO RECEIVE STERN EXCESS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROPERTY UNDER THE LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT OFFICE ADMINISTERED BY THE DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE ONE PERSON SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.

MISS SHANNON FITZPATRICK, PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM, YOU HAVE

THREE MINUTES. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE, SARAH AND COMMISSIONERS COURT. MY NAME IS SHANNON FITZPATRICK I WEB THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF HAYS COUNTY.

I AM A FORMER ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN HAYS COUNTY AND SIXTH GENERATION RESIDENT. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF HAYS COUNTY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS IS UNANIMOUSLY OPPOSED TO THE COUNTY PROCURING MILITARY EQUIPMENT UNDER PENTAGON'S 1033 PROGRAM AS PREPARED BY COMMISSIONER HOOD AND WALT SMITH. THIS IS WITH THE STATED PURPOSE OF GUARDING AGAINST AND RESPONDING TO TERRORIST ATTACKS BY DONATING MILITARY GRADE EQUIPMENT AND WEAPONRY TO LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS ALMOST 20 YEARS LATER, OUR CONSTABLE'S OFFICE IS STILL FIGHTING TERRORISTS.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, THIS REQUESTED ACTION IS COMPLETELY TONE DEAF.

CONSIDERING WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTRY TODAY.

INITIALLY, THERE IS USUALLY A SIGNIFICANT COST TO SUCH DONATIONS. I HAVE HEARD SOME PEOPLE BE VERY EXCITED ABOUT GETTING MRAPS FOR OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS BECAUSE IT CAN BE USED DURING FLOODS ALTHOUGH THAT IS NOT THE STATED PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM. THESE ARE PRETTY EXPENSIVE PIECES OF EQUIPMENT IF THAT THE SOLE OBJECTIVE.

EXACTLY WHAT DOES HAYS COUNTY PLAN TO PAY FOR THESE ITEMS. WE REQUEST YOU PUT THIS AMOUNT ON THE RECORD.

TRUE, THE COUNTY DOESN'T PAY FOR THE LOW STATION ITSELF BUT ACCORDING TO THE AGREEMENT YOU HAVE SUBMITTED ON PAGES 44 AND 60, TAX PAYERS WOULD BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR SHIPMENT, WHICH SOME COMMUNITIES HAVE SAID COSTS WELL OVER $100,000 FOR AN MRAP, ANNUAL TRAINING, STORAGE, INSURANCE, MAINTENANCE OF THESE ITEMS. I HAVE SEEN ESTIMATES FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE ON AN MRAP AT 60 THOUSAND A YEAR.

A NUMBER OF SHERIFF'S OFFICES HAVE FOUND THEM SO UNWIELDING AND COMPLICATED THEY TRIED TO GIVE THEM BACK.

SO, WHAT IF YOU GET A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT WASN'T IN THE BEST SHAPE TO BEGIN WITH, OR OTHERWISE ONE WOULD HOPE THE PENTAGON WOULDN'T HAVE TRIED TO GET RID OF IT AND YOU CAN'T KEEP UP WITH MAINTENANCE COSTS OR EVEN FIND THE PARTS.

OF THE TAX PAYERS ARE LEFT HOLDING THE BAG ON THAT.

AND WHEN SUCH A -- SUCH EQUIPMENT IS USED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE COMMUNITY? AS LAW ENFORCEMENT IS MILITARIZED, THE FOCUS SHIFT FROM ONE WHO KEEPS THE PEACE TO ONE WHO ENFORCES THE LAW AN IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE. THE FORMER IS CONCERNED PRIMARILY FOR ENFORCING THE LAW FOR ITS OWN SHAKE AND CATCHING AS MANY LAW BREAKERS AS POSSIBLE.

THE LATTER ON THE OTHER HAND IS PRIMARILY CONCERNED WITH KEEPING THE PIECE. THE IMAGE OF WEAPONS OF WAR ISSUESED ON OUR OWN CITIZENS IS HORRIFIC, PARTICULARLY RIGHT NOW AND THEY HAVE LITTLE IF ANYTHING TO DO WITH KEEPING THE PEACE AND OURSTON STABLS THROUGH THEIR WORK HAVE BEEN THE ULTIMATE PEACE KEEPERS IN THIS COUNTY. AS WE SPEAK THERE'S A BILL BEFORE CONGRESS THAT WOULD SUBSTANTIALLY LIMIT THE TRANSFER OF MILITARY WEAPONRY TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND HAYS COUNTY IS GOING TO IGNORE THAT. PLEASE REMEMBER THE EVENTS OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI SIX YEARS AGO.

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S USE OF MILITARY KEPTS WAS AN UNMITIGATED DISASTER. FOR THESE REASON THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN'S ET VOERS STRONGLY OPPOSE THE PROGRAM AS PER JOEND ITEM

NUMBER 9. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU,

MISS FITZPATRICK. >> JUDGE?

>> JUDGE BECERRA: CAN WE GET A MOST.

>> THAT'S WHAT I WAS ABOUT TO DO.

I MOVE THAT WE AUTHORIZE HAYS COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT 4 OFFICE TO ENTER INTO A STATE PLAN OF OPERATIONS AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF TEXAS TO RECEIVE CERTAIN EXCESS "D" "O" "D" PROPERTY UNDER THE LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT OFFICE.

PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY THE DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A DISCUSSION IF POSSIBLE.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> THANK YOU. >> JUDGE BECERRA: AND NOW

COMMENTS? >> THANK YOU, JUDGE.

I APPRECIATE IT. I THINK NO. 1, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR STAYING FOR THE ACTUAL CONVERSATION RELATED TO

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THE AGENDA ITEM. I THINK THIS IS A CONVERSATION THAT, SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF, AND THE JUDGE, SINCE YOU'VE BEEN HERE THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF, WE'VE HAD THAT CONVERSATION FIVE, SIX TIME ON THIS VERY SPECIFIC PROGRAM. I THINK IT'S A CONVERSATION THAT IF ANYONE TOOK THE TIME TO LOOK BACK AT THE DISCUSSIONS THAT WE'VE HAD OVER THE PAST YEAR, IT'S VERY OBVIOUS WHAT OUR COUNTY HAS USED THIS PROGRAM FOR.

AND SO, SPECIFIC TO THIS REQUEST TODAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PRECINCT 4. SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD BY WAY OF BACKGROUND TO PULL THE INFORMATION FOR PRECINCT 4 AND THIS SPECIFIC PROGRAM. PRECINCT 4 ARTIS PATED IN THIS PROGRAM SINCE 2012. THERE'S A LOT.

OVER 225 ITEMS THAT PRECINCT 4 HAS RECEIVED THROUGH THIS PROGRAM. I THINK IT WOULD SHOCK THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO FIND OUT WHAT THOSE ITEMS ARE AND WHENEVER I SAY THAT, IT WOULD SHOCK THEM IN A GOOD WAY.

I JUST PULLED THE NUMBERS, I THINK GOING ALL OF THE WAY BACK TO 2012 MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT OF OVERKILL BUT LET'S LOOK SINCE 2016. SINCE 2016, PRECINCT 4 RECEIVED 61 ITEMS. OF THOSE ITEMS HOW MANY DO YOU THINK OF NON-MEDICAL RELATED OR NON-EMERGENCY RELATEED? ANY OF MY COLLEAGUES CARE TO VENTURE A GUESS? TWO. ONE WOULD BE INSECT FACE MASK, WHICH IS -- I THINK WOULD PROBABLY BE ACCEPTABLE.

THE OTHER 59 ARE ALL MEDICAL RELATED ITEMS. AND WHENEVER I SAY ALL MEDICAL RELATED ITEMS, THE LIST HERE IS JUST AMAZING. IT'S TRULY AMAZING, BAND ANNUAL, ADHESIVE BAND ANNUALS, ELASTIC BANDAGE, GLOVES, SPLINTS, KITS, SURGICAL MASK, RESPIRATORS, SOME OF THOSE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT THAT WE STRUGGLED TO PROCURE AS A COUNTY OVER THE LAST FOUR MONTHS. IF WE HAD BEEN FULLY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM AND ACTIVELY SEARCHING OUT THOSE ITEMS OVER THE LAST YEAR OR TWO, WE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN IN THE SITUATION WHERE WE WERE TRYING TO GET THOSE THINGS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND RESPOND TO THAT IN A WAY THAT WE COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER PREPARED FOR. I WANT TO USE ONE EXAMPLE.

THIS PACK RIGHT HERE, THIS IS A MEDICAL PACK.

THIS IS ACTUALLY A PACK THAT WE RECEIVED THROUGH THIS PROGRAM OUR CONSTABLES USE THESE PACKS IN THEIR CRUISER, I'VE SHOWN UP IN PRECINCT 4 OFFICE, TWO BOXES OF BANDAGE, BOXES OF TOURNIQUETS. THIS YEAR, LET'S JUST LOOK AT 2019. AND 2019, THE CONSTABLE'S OFFICE ACTUALLY PROCURED FOUR TOTAL ITEMS. TOSE FOUR TOTAL ITEMS, SO, WE HAVE TO ADOPT THIS CONTRACT EVERY YEAR FOR EACH ONE OF OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

LAST YEAR WE DID THIS, WE HAD THIS SAME CONVERSATION AND THERE WAS CONCERN. I LICENSED TO THAT CONCERN AND I KNOW THE CONSTABLE DID AS WELL. I WANT TO GIVE AN EXAMPLE.

I'M GOING TO READ YOU EVERY SINGLE ITEM THAT THE CONSTABLE'S OFFICE RECEIVED LAST YEAR THROUGH THIS PROGRAM.

TRAUMA CASES TO TREAT BURNS, MEDICAL TRAUMA VEST, CASTS AND BANDAGES, AND A LIGHT SET. A LIGHT SET IS AN EMERGENCY LIGHT SET THAT YOU CAN SET UP IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY.

THE TWO LARGEST ITEMS REALLY THE THREE LARGEST ITEMS LOOKING AT HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM AND PARTICIPATION OF THE PROGRAM THE THREE LARGEST ITEMS THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PROCURE ARE EMERGENCY GENERATOR FOR DRIPPING SPRINGS RAMP PARK AND DRIPPING SPRINGS SO WHENEVER WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY SITUATION AND WE HAVE ELECTRICITY GO OUT THIS LIGHT SET I MENTIONED AND A SURPLUS MULE, KAWASAKI MULE TO BE ABLE TO USE DURING THESE SITUATIONS.

I WOULD LIKE -- I HAVE A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION, AND I WANT TO TALK TO YOU SPECIFICALLY ABOUT ONE FROM THE ITEMS ONE OF THE PREVIOUS SPEAKERS BROUGHT UP AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME AND IF YOU ALL WERE HERE LAST YEAR HE YOU HAD THAT CONVERSATION, THIS IS SPECIFICALLY WHY IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.

IN MAY OF LAST YEAR, THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY, YOU MAY NOT REMEMBER THIS, BUT WE HAD A MAJOR FLOOD EVENT IN DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS, WHENEVER I SAY MAJOR FLOOD EVENT, WE HAD LOSS OF LIFE, WE HAD ABOUT FOUR, FOUR AND A HALF FOOT OF WATER IN DOWNTOWN DRIPPING SPRINGS, AND UNLIKE MOST PLACES WHERE WE HAVE FLOODING, WHERE IT'S GRADUAL, IT COMES OVER TIME, AND THEN IT STAYS THERE FOR A WEEK, OR TWO WEEKS UNTIL IT DRYS OUT, WE GET ALL OF IT IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES. IT ALL GETS THERE, IT'S GONE IN THREE HOUR BUT IF YOU CAN'T RESPOND WITHIN THAT THREE HOUR PERIOD, THEN YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE LOSS OF LIFE.

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THE SPRINGS APARTMENTS ARE A LOW INCOME APARTMENT COMPLEX, SUBSIDIZED APARTMENT COMPLEX ON THE WEST SIDE OF TOWN.

THERE IS NO -- THERE IS NO ENTITY IN OUR COMMUNITY, WHICH WAS HIT HARDER THAN THE SPRINGS APARTMENT COMPLEX.

WHEN THE SPRINGS APARTMENT COMPLEX GOT HIT, WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE DISABILITIES AND INDIVIDUAL WHOSE CAN'T NECESSARILY TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES? WHERE DO THEY LIVE? THEY DON'T LIVE ON THE SECOND FLOOR, THEY LIVE ON THE FIRST FLOOR.

THEY LIVE WHERE THEY CAN GET IN AND ROUTE, WHERE THERE IS WHEELCHAIR ACCESS OR MOTOR SCOOTER ACCESS OR WHERE THEY CAN GET TO THEIR VEHICLE IN A QUICK WAY.

AND THE SPRINGS APARTMENT COMPLEX, THAT'S WHERE THOSE PERSONS IN MOST NEED OF CARE LIVED.

WE COULDN'T GET TO THOSE PEOPLE. THERE WERE THREE FOOT OF WATER THERE WITHIN ABOUT 15 MINUTES. AND SPEAKING WITH THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAID? WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A VEHICLE THAT AT SOME POINT WE COULD GO IN AND PULL THESE PEOPLE OUT WHILE THE FLOODWATERS ARE RISING BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THAT. AND WHEN WE HAD THIS CONVERSATION LAST YEAR, WE TALKED ABOUT LOOKING FOR ONE TO THE POINT ONE OF THE SPEAKERS MADE EARLIER, THE EQUIPMENT THAT COMES IN IS NOT NECESSARILY THE BEST EQUIPMENT AT TIMES.

SOMETIMES IT'S BRAND-NEW IN THE PACKAGE, NEVER BEEN OPEN, SOMETIMES THE EQUIPMENT IS PERFECTLY USABLE AND DOESN'T NEED ANY ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE. SOMETIMES IT TAKES A WHILE.

MAYBE YOU GO THROUGH 50, 2 1/2 TON TRUCKS TO FIND ONE THAT'S WORTHWHILE TO TRY TO GET. AT THIS POINT, THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING OR THE CONSTABLE'S OFFICE HAS BEEN DOING WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FROM DRIPPING SPRINGS.

THEY HAVE BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM FOR THE LAST YEAR LOOKING FOR A 2 1/2 POUND TRUCK BUT THEY HAVEN'T BEEN WORTHWHILE OR THE REPAIRS TO DO. SO WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN ONE.

SO WE GOT AN AGREEMENT FROM DRIPPING SPRINGS SPRINGS SHOULD THE COUNTY BE ABLE TO PROCURE ONE OF THESE, THEY HAVE ONE IN WEMBLEY, THAT THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN STORAGE AND UPKEEP FOR THAT BECAUSE THEY SEE SUCH A DEMAND FOR IT.

I DON'T SEE THIS AS A LOOSE WAYS FOR THE COUNTY.

I SEE THIS AS A WIN-WIN. I WANT TO WALK THROUGH HOW SOME ITEMS HAVE BEEN USED IN OTHER PLACES AND SPECIFICALLY TALK ABOUT IT. IF YOU CAN GO TO THE FIRST SLIDE, PLEASE. AGAIN MOST ITEMS ARE REQUIRED ARE MEDICAL IN NATURE HERE. JUST SOME EXAMPLES OF THEM, THE OTHER THINGS THAT WERE NOT REQUIRED.

LARGE ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED ARE FOR EMERGENCY USE OR STORAGE, WE RECEIVED LIGHT SET AND GENERATOR SETS.

>> THE LIGHT SET WHILE BE USED FOR EMERGENCIES, THAT'S SPECIFICALLILY WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR AND KAWASAKI MULE.

COULD YOU GO TO THE NEXT ITEM? THESE ARE EXAMPLES OF THESE VEHICLES USED IN FLOODING PROCURED FOR THIS PROGRAM.

PENNSYLVANIA, HARRIS COUNTY DURING HURRICANE KATRINA.

HURRICANE KATRINA IN LOUISIANA. NEXT ONE.

LA PLATA COUNTY. RETIRED MILITARY VEHICLES SEE FLOODING, SHARED OFFICE OBTAINS EQUIPMENT THROUGH SURPLUS EQUIPMENT. FLAGLER COUNTY, FLORIDA, CARING FOR NEIGHBORHOODS IN TEMPERATURE COLOSSAL TRUCKS OR TINY KAYAKS, NEXT ITEM. MONROE PARISH, LOUISIANA.

FLOODING, NEXT ISLET E., NEBRASKA, NEXT ITEM, NEBRASKA, DIFFERENT COUNTY. NEXT ITEM.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE SPRINGS APARTMENTS.

THIS IS IN DRIPPING SPRINGS, 13 MONTHS AGO.

NEXT ITEM, PLEASE. CAN YOU CLICK ON THAT FIRST

VIDEO? >> GET A REALTIME BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF YOUR PROJECTS, CREATE PROJECT PLANS IN ONE CLICK --

SKIP THAT. >> I GOT A FEEL FOR SO MANY PEOPLE THAT GOT RAIN, FLOODING CONTINUED IN DRIPPING SPRINGS, INCLUDING SOME SPOTS. THE COMMUNITY IS GETTING SUPPORT

FROM THE COMMUNITY. >> I HEARD WATER RUNNING, I HAVE

NEVER WAS AFRAID OF ANYTHING. >> THE SPRINGS APARTMENTS IN DRIPPING SPRINGS GOT THIS FRIDAY NIGHT.

>> WE HAD TO BARRICADE OUR HOUSE.

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>> REPORTER: OTHER NEIGHBORS HAD TO DO THE SAME.

YOU CAN SEE PICTURES COVERING THE PARKING LOT FLOODING CARS

>> IT DIDN'T TAKE THAT LONG FOR IT TO OVERCOME WITH RAUTER.

>> I WON'T GO THERE TO BELIEVE WATER IS SEEPING IN.

>> REPORTER: BUT IT DID, JENNIFER LIVEDS ON THE GROUND

FLOOR. >> AT THE END WE HAD 4 INCHES IN OUR APARTMENT. IT WAS THE MOST SCARED I WAS IN

MY LIFE. >> REPORTER: OVERALL THEY LOST RUGS AND CARPETS, FAMILY PORTRAITS SCARED.

OTHERS HAVE NOT BEEN SO LUCKY BUT THE COMMUNITY OUTPOURING

TENNING. >> THEY SAY MULTIPLE CHURCHES AND RED CROSS EVEN CHANGERS PITCHED IN.

>> WE BANDED TOGETHER WHEN THINGS HAPPENED.

THESE GUYS AROUND HERE HAVE A GOOD SPIRIT.

IT'S A GOOD VIBE IN DRIPPING SPRINGS.

EVERYBODY IS WORKING TOGETHER. >> REPORTER: IN DRIPPING

SPRINGS, LUIS DE LEON. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: THIS IS A FACEBOOK POST OF A RESIDENT DURING THAT FLOOD.

THIS IS WHAT THEY WERE TRYING TO GET OUT OF.

IT'S NOT COMING UP. OH, THERE IT IS.

THIS IS SOMEONE FROM THEIR FRONT PORCH IN THE SPRINGS APARTMENTS.

YOU. FOR THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER TO NOT TAKE THE TIME, AGAIN, I THINK MY FRUSTRATION AT THIS IS THAT THIS IS NOT A CONVERSATION THAT WE'VE HAD ONCE, THIS IS NOT A CONVERSATION THAT IS NEW TO WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HERE.

THIS IS A CONVERSATION, I KNOW THIS WILL BE AT LEAST THE FIFTH TIME I'VE HAD IT SINCE WE'VE BEEN -- SINCE I SAT ON THIS DAIS THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF. THESE ARE REAL PEOPLE AND REAL SITUATIONS THAT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS IN MY PRY SINK, I SAID LAST YEAR, THAT I HOPE AND PRAY THAT WE ARE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE VEHICLE THAT WE CAN USE TO ADDRESS SOME OF THIS STUFF.

BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO SIT AROUND A TABLE AT A LOCAL BUSINESS, OR AT A BANK THERE IN DRIPPING SPRINGS WITH RESIDENTS FROM THE SPRINGS APARTMENTS, OR RESIDENTS FROM ANY ONE OF THE MULTIPLE LOW WATER CROSSINGS IN MY PRECINCT THAT YOU CAN'T NAVIGATE AND TELL THEM THAT WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET A VEHICLE, PERHAPS, AND WE DIDN'T TAKE IT.

I JUST DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING THAT AND I WON'T DO IT.

AND SO, I'VE HAD MULTIPLE E-MAILS OVER THE LAST, I DON'T KNOW, PROBABLY 15, 12, 15 HOURS, RELATED TO THIS AGENDAITE EL.

NONE OF WHICH ARE FROM MY PRECINCT, NOT ONE OF WHICH ASKED ME WHY DO YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM.

NOT ONE HAS ASKED WHAT HAVE YOU ALL DONE IN THIS PROGRAM REEF PREVIOUSLY, NOT ONE HAS SAID, WHAT ITEMS HAVE YOU PROCURED THROUGH THIS PROGRAM. WHY HAVE YOU DONE THIS ON AN ANNUALIZED BASIS. ALL OF THESE ARE QUESTIONS I'D BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER. AND I'M SURE THERE ARE RESIDENTS IN MY PRECINCT WHO WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER IT AS WELL.

I KNOW OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOLKS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

I SEE MIKE JONES HERE, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW COUNTYWIDE, I DON'T THINK THIS IS SOMETHING HE WOULD HAVE, BUT HE WOULD PROBABLY BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO COUNTY WIDE HOW MANY EMERGENCY ITEMS AND MEDICAL ITEMS WE GET FROM THIS PROGRAM. THAT BEING SAID, I WOULD WELCOME ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM MY COLLEAGUES ON THIS ITEM.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONERS I'M ABOUT TO CALL THE CONSTABLE

UP. >> I WAS GOING TO ASK IF MARK JONES HAD ANY COMMENTS TO MAKE. START WITH THE CONSTABLE.

CONSTABLE HOOD, WILL YOU PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM.

>> GOOD MORNING, JUDGE. GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS RON

HOOD HAYS COUNTY PRECINCT 4. >> JUDGE BECERRA: WOW EXPAND.

WE HEARD OUR COMMISSIONER SMITH DESCRIBE THE 1033 PROGRAM, AND THAT WE'VE SIGNED UP FOR IT IN THE PAST, AND WE'VE PARTICIPATED, AND THEN HEARD -- HAD WE PARTICIPATED WE WOULDN'T HAVE PPP PROBLEMS AS MUCH, MAYBE POTENTIALLY.

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THE OVERALL TONE AND TEMPO OF PREVIOUS AGREEMENTS, THEIR USE, OR THEIR OPTIMIZING FROM YOUR OFFICE, AND

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MAYBE A POTENTIAL SHIFT GOING FORWARD?

>> CERTAINLY, JUDGE. FIRST OF ALL, COMMISSIONER SMITH, YOU COVERED IT VERY WELL. I'M NOT SURE THERE'S A WHOLE LOT MORE I CAN ADD TO IT, OTHER THAN THERE A SUBSTANTIAL NEED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR THIS EQUIPMENT, AND THE EQUIPMENT THAT WE ARE REFERRING TO HERE, IS ESSENTIAL AIDS FOR PROVIDING RELIEF SAFETY TO OUR PUBLIC. IF, AGAIN, MOST OF THE ITEMS, PROBABLY 80, 85 PERCENT OF THE ITEMS THAT WE PROCURE, IS MEDICAL RELATED. BANDAGE, TOURNIQUET, SPLINTS, BRACES, STOP THE BLEED KITS, WE USE THESE ITEMS IN OUR TRAINING, FOR OUR MEDICAL TRAINING. WE DO KEEP OUR REQUIRED AND DO MAINTAIN A TRAINING LOG AS FAR AS THE TYPE OF TRAINING WE GET AND IN THIS CASE, WE HAVE NOT JUST, YOU KNOW, FOUR HOURS OF TRAINING WITH THIS MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, WE HAVE FOUR DAYS OF TRAINING, AND NOT JUST ONCE -- ONE SESSION OF FOUR DAYS, WE HAVE MULTIPLE DAYS OF TRAINING. WE DO THIS BEEN EVERY TWO YEARS WE'LL GO THROUGH SOME TYPE OF FIRST AID TRAINING TO JUST FAMILIAR FAMILIARIZE OURSELF WAS THE PROCEDURES AND THAT SERVICE IF THE EVENT IS NEEDED. THE EQUIPMENT WE ARE PROCURING IS NOT YOUR ASSAULT RIFLES, ISN'T YOUR WEAPON, ISN'T MRAPS.

THIS IS EQUIPMENT I DON'T HAVE A NEED FOR.

I'M NOT LOOKING AT THOSE ITEMS I'M NOT LOOKING AT HELICOPTERS, I'M NOT LOOKING AT PLANES. I'M LOOKING FOR EQUIPMENT THAT COULD FIT THE NEED FOR PRECINCT 4 AND ADDRESS THE SITUATIONS THAT WE HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO. ALL RIGHT.

WE PROCURED THIS EQUIPMENT. THE MAJORITY OF IT HAS BEEN FIRST AID AND IT'S A CASE OF WE ARE WANTING IT NOT TO STOCKPILE, BUT IT'S BETTER TO HAVE IT AND NOT NEED IT, AND THEN NEED IT AND NOT HAVE IT. SO, WE DO HAVE SOME EQUIPMENT.

MY OFFICE IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST AS FAR AS BEING PREPARED.

HOWEVER, WE WERE CUT SHORT WITH COVID-19.

WE DID NOT HAVE ADEQUATE MASKS, GLOVES, FACE SHIELDS, WE HAD SOME, BUT THAT -- WE WENT THROUGH THOSE VERY QUICKLY.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: CONSTABLE, NOBODY HAD ENOUGH.

>> EXACTLY, SIR. SO WE WERE ALL CAUGHT SHORT.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES, SIR. THIS IS A GREAT PROGRAM FOR THE COUNTY. I BELIEVE USED RIGHT, YOU KNOW, GETTING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT, FOR WHATEVER THOSE OFFICES NEEDS ARE, IT'S A HUGE BENEFIT TO THE COUNTY.

AS FAR AS THE COST TO THE COUNTY, THE MAJORITY OF THESE ITEMS ARE PROCURED LOCALLY. I'LL DRIVE TO SAN ANTONIO OR FT.

HOOD TO PICK THESE ITEMS UP. >> WE GOT A FEEL FOR THE PEOPLE WHO GOT SO MUCH RAIN FRIDAY NIGHT BECAUSE FLOOD CONCLUDED IN

DRIPPING SPRINGSES -- >> JUDGE BECERRA: SORRY THAT

OFF. >> SORRY ABOUT THAT.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: THE OTHER THING I WOULD MENTION, ONE OF THE SPEAKERS MENTIONED THE COST TO THE COUNTY AS FAR AS SHIPPING. THE ONE THING I WOULD SAY IS OF ALL OF THE ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN RECEIVED IN PRECINCT 4 HAS BEEN OVER 224 ITEMS, 223 OF THEM HAVE BEEN RECEIVED OVER TIME.

AND TOTAL COULD TO THE COUNTY WAS $1535.

THAT'S ALL SHIPPING. AND IF YOU JUST LOOK AT THAT, THAT'S LITERALLY A FOURTH OF THE COST OF WHAT THE PROCUREMENT OF JUST THE SHIPPING CONTAINER WOULD HAVE BEEN NOT TO COUNT THE OTHER 223 ITEMS. SO I THINK IT'S A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR THE COUNTY AND ONE THAT'S VERY COST EFFECTIVE FOR OUR TAXPAYERS. AT THE END OF THE DAY I APPRECIATE YOUR EXPLANATION, BUT I DID WANT TO MAKE THE POINT THAT THE OVERALL COST FOR PROCUREMENT ARE LITERALLY PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR. PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR.

>> >> JUDGE BECERRA: CONSTABLE, I KNOW I'VE INTERACT D WITH YOU ON YOUR OWN PRY PRECINCT IN DIFFERENT CASES AND I KNOW THAT YOU ARE A GOOD FACE FOR HAYS COUNTY IN PRECINCT 4. UNDERSTANDING WE ALL CARRY THOSE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TYPES ARE VERY DIFFERENT, THE ZEITGEIST OF THE TONE AND TEMPO OF WHAT WAS GOING ON.

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I WAS INVITED TO A FUNERAL IN HOUSTON TODAY THAT I COULDN'T ATTEND. THAT'S WHY I'M WEARING THIS SHIRT. THE THINGS WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST HAVE NOW BROUGHT A LITTLE EXTRA SCRUTINY, BECAUSE OF THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY.

SO, MY HOPE IS TO SHED LIGHT ON WHAT WE'RE DOING, WHAT WE'VE DONE AND HA THIS TEES US UP FOR OR HOW THIS FRAMES US MOVING FORWARD. SO, IT'S REFRESHING TO HEAR YOU SAY THAT YOU'RE USING THIS FOR FIRST AID, ESSENTIAL AIDS FOR MEDICAL RELATED, STOP THE BLEED KITS.

YOU HAVE NO NEED FOR MRAPS, ASSAULT RIFLES OR WEAPONS.

ALL OF THE THINGS YOU ARE SAYING ARE RIGHT, ALL OF THE USES YOU'VE DESCRIBED ARE WHOLESOME, AND SO WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO IS ASK YOU IF AND WHEN THIS AGENDA ITEM GETS APPROVED, IF YOU WILL PLEASE STAY WITH THE SPIRIT OF WHAT YOU'VE JUST SAID YOU'VE BEEN HISTORICALLY LUSE USING IT FOR.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE A VERY NICE, VERY USEFUL COMMENT TO THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE. I THINK THAT WOULD BE A POSITIVE SPIN ON THIS VERY CONTENTIOUS AGENDA ITEM.

>> JUDGE, I UNDERSTAND, AND FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS, THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: BEAUTIFUL, COMMISSIONERS ANY QUESTIONS FOR

THE COUNCIL? >> NO.

I JUST APPRECIATE YOU COMING UP CONSTABLE HOOD, AND EXPLAINING WHAT THE PROGRAM IS USED FOR. I THINK IT'S VERY USEFUL.

I KNOW THIS WAS MY UNDERSTANDING AND COMMISSIONER, THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT PRESENTATION. IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING WHAT WE USE THE ITEMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO US H-ON THIS SURPLUS PROGRAM FOR. I KNOW WHEN WE HAD THE FLOODS OF 2015, BOGEY DRIVE WAS UNDER I COULDN'T EVEN TELL YOU HOW MANY FEET OF WATER, SEVEN, EIGHT FOOT OF WATER AND WE USED SOME EQUIPMENT TO HELP GET THOSE INDIVIDUALS OUT, SO I'M VERY THANKFUL THAT WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT TO HELP SAVE LIVES IN OUR COUNTY, SO, THANK YOU.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER JONES?

>> COMMISSIONER JONES: I'M GOOD. >> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONERS

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? >> I APPRECIATE CONSTABLE HOOD FOR COMING HERE AND HIS TIME AND I TAKE IT THAT HE'S GOING TO USE THIS COMMITMENT TO HELP PROTECT THE RESIDENTS OF HAYS COUNTY.

AS LONG AS WE HAVE THAT COMMITMENT IT'S A GOOD PROGRAM.

THE ITEMS WERE PURCHASED WITH FEDERAL TAX DOLLARS IF WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF USING THOSE TO PROTECT OUR CITIZENS, IT'S A

GREAT OPPORTUNITY. >> JUDGE BECERRA: ANY OTHER

COMMENTS? >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: JUST ONE LAST COMMENT, THE VEHICLES THAT SAN MARCOS GOT IN THIS PROGRAM WERE THE ONES THAT HELPED WITH THE EVACUATION IN AND LIFE SAVING RESCUES AT TRAVIS ELEMENTARY.

THE VEHICLE THAT IS -- I KNOW ONE OF THESE VEHICLES IS HOUSED AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND I KNOW IT'S BEEN USED HOW MANY TIMES, COMMISSIONER JONES, A NUMBER OF TIMES.

I AGAIN THANK THE CONSTABLE HOOD.

I THINK CONSTABLE HOOD, WE APPROVE THESE, I WANT TO SAY WE

DID FIVE OF THESE LEFT YEAR. >> EACH DEPARTMENT -- EACH INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENT HAS TO GO THROUGH THE SAME APPROVAL PROCESS. I THINK THAT BEING SOMEWHAT PROACTIVE. CONSTABLE HOOD WAS THE FIRST TO SUBMIT HIS FORM THIS YEAR. I THINK IT'S A GOOD REFRESHER, THE FIRST TO TALK ABOUT THIS PROGRAM AND WHAT THE USE AND NEED IN OUR COUNTY IS. I APPRECIATE YOU BEING THE FIRST TO TALK ABOUT IT. I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION AGAIN, PROBABLY FOUR, FIVE MORE TIMES IN THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO AND I DO APPRECIATE YOU COMING FORWARD AND I WOULD AGAIN ANSWER THE QUESTION THAT MY COLLEAGUES HAVE, AND IF NOT I WOULD LIKE TO CALL FOR A VOTE.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, CONSTABLE.

DR. CARDENAS PLEASE CALL THE ROLLE.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES >> COMMISSIONER JONES: YES.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. COMMISSIONER SMITH

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES. COMMISSIONER BA SARA.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN COMFORTED THAT THIS IS USED FOR MEDICAL AID AND STOP THE PLEAD KITS I SAY YES. I SAY YES.

[Items 10 - 12]

>> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE OPEN ITEM 10 THROUGH 12.

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>> AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSION OF THE FLOOD PROJECT ABRIDGED APPLICATION TO THE TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD FLOOD INFRASTRUCTURE FUND FOR THE HYDRAULIC STUDY OF THE ONION CREEK WATERSHED. 11, AUTHORIZE AN AMENDMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY RESPONSE HAZARDS GRANT RELATED TO REVISED STAFFING ALLOCATIONS.

AUTHORIZE A SUBMISSION OF A FLOOD PROJECT ABRIDGED APPLICATION TO THE TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD FORWARD INFRASTRUCTURE FUND FOR THE COMMUNITY FLOOD MITIGATION

PROJECT. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: MOTION AND SECOND? COMMISSIONERS COMES?

>> JUDGE, JUST A QUICK COMMENT ON ITEM NUMBER 10.

AS YOU KNOW FOR THE PAST YEAR YOU AND I HAVE BEEN GOING TO THE CAPITAL, REPRESENTED GOOD FACILITATED THE MEETING WITH HAYS COUNTY, TRAVIS COUNTY AND NOW DRIPPING SPRINGS WILL BECOME PART OF THIS ALSO. THIS IS A GRANT DUE TO THE STUDY ALONG ONION CREEK. BASICALLY THE FLOODING STARTS IN HAYS COUNTY AND DAMAGE DONE IN TRAVIS COUNTY.

THIS IS A COOPERATIVE PROGRAM IN TWO COUNTIES.

WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS AND THIS WILLING GO A LONG WAY TO HELP

GET RESULTS FROM THOSE MEETINGS >> JUDGE BECERRA: I'M LAD YOU AND I WERE AT THE CAPITOL WORKING ON THIS AGENDA ITEM THIS VERY IMPORTANT FLOOD PIECE, ONION CREEK HISTORICALLY HAS HAD TROUBLE. I'M GRATEFUL WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS. COMMISSION, COMMISSIONER.

PLEASE CALL ROLLE. >> COMMISSIONER JONES.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE.

[13. Authorize the execution of the Memorial Marker Highway Sign Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) related to the John Allen McCarty Memorial Highway Sign; accept contributions of $7,500.00 and amend the budget accordingly. SMITH]

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. COMMISSIONER SMITH.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES.

PLEASE OPEN 13. >> AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF THE MEMORIAL MARKER HIGHWAY SIGN AGREEMENT WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RELATED TO THE JOHN ALLEN MCCARTY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY SIGN, EXCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS OF $7,500,000 AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE ONE MEMBER SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.

COMMISSIONER CHARLES BUSBY. IF YOU PLEASE APPROACH THE

PROGRAM YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES. >> I WANT TO THANK THE COMMISSIONERS COURT AND ALSO PRIOR COMMISSIONERS COURT BECAUSE I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS NOW, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO DEDICATE A PORTION OF HIGHWAY 290 FROM GRIPPING SPRINGS OUT TO THE WEST, BLANCO COUNTY AS JOHN L. MCCARTY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY. JOHN WAS A LOCAL HERO, BORN? 1915 IN HIS FAMILY'S RANCH IN HENLEY.

1941 ENTERED THE U.S. ARMY AND SENT OVER TO THE PHILIPPINES, IN 1942 HE WAS CAPTURED IN AND FORCED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INFAMOUS BATON DEATH IMAGINE BY THE JAPANESE ARMY.

INKURTED IN THE PRISONER OF WAR CAMP UNTIL HIS RESCUE IN 1945.

MR. MCCARTY HASN'T HAD ANYTHING DEDICATED IN HIS HONOR FOR THE EXTENT OF HIS SERVICE. HE WASSED AWAY IN 20013, AND WE FELT THAT IT WAS HIGH TIME THAT WE DO THIS.

I HAVE SUPPORT FROM BOTH AMERICAN LEGION POST 290 IN DRIPPING SPRINGS VFW POST 33 AND HAVE RECEIVED A CONTRIBUTION FROM LOCAL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL IN DRIPPING SPRINGS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS. WE DO APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, SIR. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY. HENLEY, COME PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHERE HENLEY IS, BUTS IT A A TINY SPOT ON THE CORNER OF THE COUNTY. THANK YOU, AGAIN.

I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION. >> YES, I WOULD LIKE TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF THE MEMORIAL MARKER HIGHWAY SIGN AGREEMENT WITH TXDOT RELATED TO THE JOHN ALLEN MCCARTY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY SIGN AND EXCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS OF $7500 AND AMEND

THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. >> SEND.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: MOTION AND SECOND ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS?

>> YOU'LL LET US KNOW WHEN THAT WOULD HAPPEN SOME OF US WOULD

LIKE TO BE THERE IF WE COULD. >> I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE LOCAL AMERICAN LEGION AND VFW.

FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THEY HAD SOMEWHAT OF A TRYING TIME THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS ON FACILITIES AND THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING IN TO WHAT WE ARE GOING TO TERM DARK WHAT HAS BEEN CALLED PATRIOT HALL AND WE ARE HELPFULLY STARTING CONSTRUCTION ON THAT IN THE NEAR FUTURE AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT IT'S IMPRESSIVE TO ME THAT THEY CONTINUE TO PUSH FORWARD ON PRIORITIES LIKE THIS FOR THEIR MEMBERS, EVEN THOUGH THEY'VE HAD SOME OF THOSE STRUGGLES ON LOCATION, THEY HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB AND CONTINUING TO MOVE FORWARD AND TAKE CARE OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP. AND WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO

CALL FOR A VOTE. >> JUDGE BECERRA: AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FOR DOING THEIR PART IN CONTRIBUTING THE. SO, GOOD JOB KNIGHTS OF CLUCK

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BUS. WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES: YES.

COMMISSIONER INGALSBE >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES.

COMMISSIONER SMITH. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

[Items 15 - 18]

>> JUDGE BECERRA >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES.

PLEASE OPEN 14 THROUGH 18. >> 14 AUTHORIZE ON SIGHT STEWAGE FACILITY FOR HOWARD RANK TARDUST LOCATED AT 529 CYPRESS DRIVE DRIFTWOOD, TEXAS. 15, AUTHORIZE THE BUILDING MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE AND HAVE INSTALLED A NEW MEDIUM DUTY LIFTMASTER ELECTRIC OPERATOR MOTOR FOR THE DAY BAY DOORS LOCATED AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. 16 AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO COMMUTE A PROPOSAL WITH CONFERENCE TECHNOLOGIES INC.

RELATED TO THE AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT FOR THE NEW PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

17, APPROVE SPECIFICATIONS FOR IFB2020-B12 COTTON GIN ROAD IMPROVEMENTS PHASE 1 AND AUTHORIZE PURCHASING TO SOLICIT FOR PROPOSALS AND ADVERTISE. 18, AUTHORIZE BUILDING MAINTENANCE TO UTILIZE EXISTING AND DONATED FUNDS FOR THE REMODEL OF THE HAYS COUNTY CHILD PROTECTIVE BOARD, RAINBOW ROOM LOCATED ON BROADWAY STREET IN SAN MARCOS AND AMEND THE BUDGET

ACCORDINGLY. >> JUDGE NO. 14 IS ONE OF MY

ITEMS AND IT HAS BEEN PULLED. >> JUDGE BECERRA: SOMEONE ASKED

TO PULL 14? >> YES.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WE'LL PULL 14. WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE.

SECOND? >> SECOND.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND.

COMMENTS? COMMISSIONERS?

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: MY MOTION IS TO APPROVE 15 THROUGH 18. ON 18, I'M REALLY EXCITED THAT WE ARE GOING TO BEGIN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE RAINBOW ROOM OR THE CONSTRUCTION, I SHOULD SAY, OF THE RAINBOW ROOM AND I APPRECIATE COUNTYWIDE, AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU ALL WERE DOING TO HELP WITH THAT PROJECT. IT'S GOING TO BE A WONDERFUL PLACE TO SERVE THE CHILDREN OF HAYS COUNTY, JUDGE, AND SO WE'RE REALLY THANKFUL TO THE FAMILY. I'M NOT SURE IF THEY WANT THEIR NAME MENTIONED BUT A LOCAL FAMILY THAT HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR THE COMMUNITY AND HAS DISTRIBUTED TO THE REMODELING OR CONSTRUCTION OF THIS RAINBOW ROOM.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS COMMISSIONERS?

>> ON COTTON GIN ROAD WE ARE ANXIOUS TO GET THAT GOING.

THIS IS GRANT MONEY FROM GLO AND HOPE TO START CONSTRUCTION ON

THAT QUICKLY. >> JUDGE BECERRA: PRAISE BABY JESUS. PLEASE CALL THE ROLLE.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES: YES.

COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES.

COMMISSIONER INGLESLY. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

[19. Call for a public hearing on July 14, 2020 related to the improvements of all roads within River Mountain Ranch Subdivision in Precinct 3 pursuant to Chapter 253 of the Texas Transportation Code, and authorize the Office of General Counsel to publish notice of said hearing. SHELL]

COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

JUDGE? >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: 19. CALL FOR A PUBLIC HEARING JULY 2020. AND AUTHORIZE OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL TILL TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF SAID HEARING.

>> SO MOVED (I'M GOING TO OPEN FOR A PUBLIC HEARING.

>> SO MOVED. >> JUDGE BECERRA: LOOKING FOR A

SECOND. >> GOT IT.

>> WE WILL HAVE THAT PUBLIC HEARING.

THIS IS PROBABLY GOING BACK ABOUT FIVE YEARS ON THIS PROJECT, THE GENERAL COUNCIL'S OFFICE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THAT SUBDIVISION, SO, THE LAST POA MEETING THAT I WENT WITH THEM, THEY HAD BROAD SUPPORT OF THIS.

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL ALLOW TO SPEAK WHETHER THEY ARE FOR OR AGAINST THIS AND THE COURT WOULD BE ASKED TOIC MA A DECISION WHETHER TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS PROGRAM WITH THAT

SUBDIVISION. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, SIR

>> I'LL NOTE TWO ADDITIONAL THINGS.

THE PUBLISHED NOTICE IS TWICE, THE PAPER BETWEEN NOW AND COURT DATE, THE HEARING DATE, I SHOULD SAY, AND THEN IN ADDITION, EVEN IF SOMEONE WERE TO APPEAR AT THE PUBLIC HEARING SPEAKING AGAINST OR FOR IT, THEY WILL ALL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT, AND RETURN THOSE MAIL BALLOTS TO HAVE THEM COUNTED, ONLY IF THE COURT SAW FIT TO MOVE FORWARD AND ONLY IF THE MAJORITY OF RESIDENTS VOTED FOR IT WOULD THE PROJECT MOVE FORWARD. SO --

>> THANK YOU, SIR. DR. CARENAS PLEASE CALL ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES >> COMMISSIONER JONES: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

COMMISSIONER INGALSBE >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

[20. Discussion and possible action to accept fiscal surety for the construction of roadway and drainage improvements in the amount of $3,026,133.00 for Hymeadow, Section 2, Phase 1 Subdivision (Performance Bond # 70NGP184872). INGALSBE/BORCHERDING]

COMMISSIONER SHELL >> COMMISSIONER SHELL:

>> JUDGE? >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES.

PLEASE OPEN NO. 20. >> NO. 20 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO ACCEPT FISCAL SURETY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROADWAY AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,026,133HYMED DEAL SECTION 2 PHASE 1 SUBDIVISION.

PERFORMANCE POND 70NGP184872. >> SO MOVED.

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>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: MOTION AND

SECOND? >> JUDGE, WE'RE HOLDING FISCAL SURETY TO ENSURE THE WORK IS DONE AND DONE PROPERLY.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: AND I SAW MR. BORCHERDING SNEAKING IN.

NICE JOB, DOING ALL OF THE PROPER PROCEDURES.

THANK YOU FOR SHOWING UP. I KNOW YOU HAVE NOT STOPPED WORKING THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEAN BY THAT.

PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH.

>> YES. COMMISSIONER SHELL.

>> YES. COMMISSIONER JONES, YES.

COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, JUDGE BECERRA.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. WE HAVE ONE QUICK CORRECTION ON THAT. IT SHOULD BE PRECINCT 1 NOT 2.

>> FOR NO. 21. >> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE READ 21

[21. Discussion and possible action to authorize execution of Utility Reimbursement Agreements for the Francis Harris and Bunton Lane projects, in Precinct 2, which are modified versions of the Court-approved Reimbursement Agreements. JONES/BORCHERDING]

AND OPEN AGENDA ITEM 21. >> ITEM 21 DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE EXECUTION OF UTILITY REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENTS FOR THE FRANCIS HARRIS AND BUNTON LANE PROJECTS IN PRECINCT 1 WHICH ARE MODIFIED VERSIONS OF THE COURT APPROVED REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENTS.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: JUDGE MARK KENNEDY CAN PROBABLY SPEAK TO THIS. IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THERE WERE DEFINITION PREF RENES MAYBE BETWEEN --

>> WE INCLUDED THE RED LINE INNING BA.

THAT WAS IN CASE YOU HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT CHANGES

WERE MADE. >> OKAY.

IT'S AN ACCEPTABLE TO STAFF. IT'S ACCEPTABLE TO MY OFFICE.

THE CHANGES WERE SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH THAT WE DIDN'T FEEL THAT YOU COULD MOVE FORWARD ON THE AUTHORITY YOU HAVE TO EXECUTE THE APPROVED TEMPLATE, BECAUSE IT WASN'T REALLY THE APPROVED TEMPLATE ANYMORE. SO, THIS IS REALLY A MATTER OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS, UNLESS YOU HAVE SPECIFIC CONCERNS.

AND APOLOGIES ON THE PRECINCT MIX-UP.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE DONE THAT WITH YOU ALL'S

PRECINCTS. >> AND I GUESS MY BACKUP WASN'T

PRINTED. >> IT'S NOT IN OUR BACKUP YET, NOT THE RED LINE.

>> I THINK I'M OKAY, MARK, AS LONG AS YOU FEEL THEY ARE ACCEPTABLE, I'M FINE WITH MOVING FORWARD.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

COMMISSIONER JONES >> COMMISSIONER JONES: YES.

[22. Discussion and possible action to accept the HAVA Cares Act 2020 grant award from the Texas Secretary of State related to prevention, preparation and response to Coronavirus for the 2020 Federal election cycle and amend the budget accordingly. BECERRA/ANDERSON]

COMMISSIONER INGALSBE >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

>> JUDGE BECERRA. >> JUDGE BECERRA: YES.

PLEASE OPEN 22. >> DISCUSSION ON POSSIBLE ACTION TO ACCEPT THE HEALTH AMERICA VOTE AIRS ACT 2020 GRANT AWARD FROM THE TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATE RELATED TO PREVENTION, PREPARATION, AND RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS FOR THE 2020 FEDERAL ELECTION CYCLE AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND.

MISS ANDERSON WOULD YOU PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM AND SPEAK ON THE JAEBD ITEM TO ENLIGHTING THE VOWING OFFICE.

>> JENNIFER ANDERSON HAYS COUNTY ELECTION ADMINISTRATOR.

THIS IS MORE OF THE SAME FROM LAST WEEK WHERE YOU APPROVED THE RESOLUTION FOR THIS MONEY. VICKIE AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON BUDGETING THAT MONEY SO WE COULD AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY AND ACCEPT THESE FUNDS THAT'S WHAT THE ITEM TODAY

IS. >> COULD YOU EXPAND A BIT? BECAUSE I RECEIVED SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT USENED A EVEN LOOKED UP AUTHORIZED USES THEY ARE VERY NARROW, BUT COULD YOU GENERALLY SPEAK AS TO USE AND IF THERE'S ANY DIRECTION SPECIFICALLY CHOSEN BY YOUR OFFICE, IF YOU COULD EXPAND,

MAYBE AS TO WHY. >> OKAY.

SO, THE FIRST PART OF THIS, WHICH IS THE PART WE'RE ACCEPTING TODAY FOR THE 2020 CARES ACT FUNDING, THE USE FOR THAT IS SPECIFIC TO ANYTHING ABOVE AND BEYOND OUR NORMAL BUDGET. THAT WOULD BE USED FOR THIS YEAR IN THE DEADLINE FOR THAT IS NOVEMBER 30TH, TO ASSIST WITH VOTING UNDER THE CURRENT PANDEMIC.

SO, THAT WOULD BE ANYTHING BALLOT BY MAIL RELATED OR ANYTHING IN THE IN PERSON POLLING LOCATION THAT WOULD BE USED SUCH AS SANITIZERS, MASK, GLOVES, PRINTING, BROCHURES, MESSAGING OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD HELP US TO PREPARE UNDER THE

PANDEMIC. >>

>> JUDGE BECERRA: SO, BEING IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, I UNDER THE COMPLEXITIES OF ANY SMALL DECISION AND RIPPLE EFFECTS IN THE COMMUNITY. SO, COULD YOU EXPAND AS TO -- I SEEM TO UNDER WHY, BUT COULD YOU TELL THE VIEWING AUDIENCE WHY YOU MAY HAVE CHOSEN, IF YOU HAVE, NOT TO CREATE A

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DRIVE-THROUGH VOTING STATION? >> SURE.

WE DO AND WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD CURBSIDE VOTING SO WE ALWAYS HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR SOMEBODY NOT TO COME INTO THE POLLING LOCATION TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE, AND TO VOTE CURBSIDE AND WE UTILIZE THAT VERY MUCH MORE IN SOME LOCATIONS THAN OTHER.

AS FOR DRIVE-THROUGH VOTING, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MAYBE HAVING ONE OR TWO THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY IN NOVEMBER. BUT WE HAVE NOT FINALIZED DETAIL, I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE.

TRAVITY COUNTY DID TESTING OF DRIVE-THROUGH VOTING AND THAT THEY INTEND TO USE AND DISCOVER AWFUL THE CHALLENGES OF THAT SORT OF VOTING SUCH AS THE ELEMENTS, HUMIDITY AND THINGS LIKE THAT WOULD CAUSE TO OUR SCANNERS AND BALLOT PAPER.

HUMIDITY TRAS A TREMENDOUS EFFECT ON HOW THOSE FUNCTIONS OPERATE. WIND, RAIN, JUST THE LINES OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC, THOSE ARE THE THINGS WE NEED TO LOOK AT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT DRIVE-THROUGH VOTING.

IT'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING I'M WILLING TO EXPLORE BUT I WOULD

WANT MORE TIME TO TEST THAT. >> JUDGE BECERRA: OR TEST THAT FOR A NOVEMBER DRIVE-THROUGH. RIGHT?

>> YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE. I KNOW IN THE PAST WE HAD TROUBLE WITH VOTER REGISTRATION CARD, NOT ENOUGH SUPPLY.

WILL THIS BE CAPTURED IN THAT EFFORT AS WELL? BY AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF CARDS.

>> SO, ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE CARES ACT FUNDING? THAT DOES NOT HAVE TO DO WITH VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS AT ALL AS A

MATTER OF FACT. >> JUDGE BECERRA: IT IS COUPLED WITH IT BECAUSE IT IS PART OF A VOTING LOOP.

>> NO, THIS IS ANYTHING ABOVE AND BEYOND OUR NORMAL BUDGET ATTEMPTS THAT WOULD BE SPECIFICALLY DEALING WITH THE PANDEMIC. I'M SORRY, I HAVE TERRIBLE ALLERGIES TODAY. I THINK WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IS VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS THAT WE HAD IN PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS WE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH A SUPPLY OF

VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS. >> JUDGE BECERRA: I UNDERSTAND YOUR POINT. I WAS HEARING A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING AT THE CYCLE'S END OF REGISTERING PEOPLE TO VOTE THAT THEY WERE OUT OF SUPPLIES TO REGISTER PEOPLE TO VOTE, UPDATE THEIR VOTER REGISTRATION TO A NEW ADDRESS, SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ADDRESSED IT IN SOME WAY, IF NOT THROUGH THE CARES ACT, THROUGH SOME OTHER WAY, SO WE DON'T HAVE TO HEAR THAT AGAIN IN -- MOVING FORWARD.

>> RIGHT. SO, AGAIN, THAT IS THE SPECIFIC SUPPLY OF DEPUTY VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS THAT OUR OFFICE PROVIDES REGULAR VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS, WE HAVE PLENTY OF A SUPPLY OF THOSE.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONERS ANY QUESTIONS FOR MISS ANDERSON?

>> I THINK YOU ANSWERED THEM. JENNIFER, AS I WAS LOOKING AT THE BUDGET AMENDMENT, $30,000 FOR POSTAGE, SO I THINK WE ARE GOING TO SEE AN INCREASE IN VOTE BY MAIL, AND SO, I THINK THAT'S, YOU KNOW, WE'LL SEE A SURGE IN THAT.

THE PP&E SUPPLIES, DO WE FEEL CONFIDENT WE CAN OBTAIN THOSE SUPPLIES? I KNOW WE'VE HAD SHORTAGES LOOKING OURSELVES FOR THAT. DO YOU THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO

ACQUIRE THOSE? >> FOR JULY, RIGHT OFF ELECTION, WE RECEIVED A LARGE BOX FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, AND COUNTYWIDE OPERATIONS. THE ONLY THING I THINK WE'RE LOOKING FOR AND WE HAVE NOT REALLY TALKED ABOUT YET WILL BE THE CLOROX WIPES, I DON'T KNOW WHAT OUR SUPPLY LOOKS LIKE HERE.

BUT THEY ARE NOT OUT THERE IN THE STORE.

THAT'S SOMETHING WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING ON GETTING.

THIS IS -- I THINK WE'RE SET FOR JULY, MOVING FORWARD AND NOVEMBER, WE'LL BE REACHING OUT AGAIN TO SEE WHAT WE CAN GET.

BUT I SEE SOME OF THOSE SUPPLIES COMING BACK LITTLE BY LITTLE, SO, AT THIS POINT, I FEEL CONFIDENT.

I KNOW THE STATE HAS BEEN TRYING TO HAVE A STATEWIDE PRO KURM.

THEY HAVE NOT HAD A LOT OF LUCK WITH THAT.

I THINK IT'S AN EFFORT THAT'S ONGOING.

>> THE PRINTING, IS THAT PRIMARILY FOR PRINTING OF

BALLOTS, BALLOT BY MAIL? >> A LOT OF PRINTING CAN BE USED IN DIFFERENT WAY, BECAUSE WE ARE PREPARING SEVERAL DIFFERENT WAYS TO MEET THE CHALLENGES FOR BALLOT BY MAIL AND IT DEPEND ON THE AMOUNTS THAT WE GET. RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RFP PROCESS FOR BALLOT BY MAIL SERVICE WHICH IS AN ALL INCLUSIVE SERVICE, AND WE HOPE NOT TO UTILIZE THAT, UNLESS WE JUST GET, YOU KNOW, THE 23,000 OR SO THAT WE COULD GET REQUEST, THEN WE WOULD HAVE TO UTILIZE THAT.

IN ADDITION, WE'RE PREPARING FOR JUST SECURING SERVICES, JUST TO HAVE BALLOTS PRINTED AND WE WOULD CONTINUE TO STUFF THE

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ENVELOPES AND MAIL OUT THE BALLOTS IN OUR OFFICE, AND THIRDLY, WE WOULD CONTINUE TO DO JUST WHAT WE'RE DOING WHICH IS

START TO FINISH IN OUR OFFICE. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: JUST ONE LAST QUESTION. I KNOW THAT WE'LL HAVE THE RUN-OFF IN JULY. ARE WE SEEING INCREASED NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS COMING IN ALREADY FOR MAIL-IN BALLOTS?

>> WE'VE HAD QUITE A BIT. WE ARE NOT ANYWHERE NEAR WHERE WE THINK WE COULD BE IN NOVEMBER.

BUT FOR PRIMARY RUN-OFF, WE HAVE QUITE A BIT AND I DON'T HAVE THE EXACT NUMBER WAS ME, BUT I'LL BE HAPPY TO SEND THOSE OUT TO JUDGE BECERRA OR MR. KENNEDY AND HE CAN DISBURSE THOSE TO ALL YOU

ALL. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: I WAS WONDERING IF WAIVE SEEN AN UPTICK IN THE NUMBERS WE HAD

PREVIOUSLY? >> I THINK WE HAVE THE HIGHER AMOUNT FOR PRIMARY RUN-OFF BUT A LOT OF THAT IS, BECAUSE A LOT OF IS ANNUAL. WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED THOSE BALLOTS BACK. THAT'S REALLY TELLING WHERE WE ARE IF WE RECEIVE THOSE BALLOTS BACK.

YOU'RE WELCOME. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU.

>> I DID HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTION, RELATIVE TO THE FUNDING THAT IS AVAILABLE, AND IT WAS FORMULA BASED, WASN'T IT? THE FUNDING FROM THE CARES ACT SPECIFIC TO THIS WAS FORMULA

BASED? >> IT WAS.

IT WAS BASED ON VOTER REGISTRATION POPULATION.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: MY QUESTION IS THIS.

AS WE LOOK AT POLLING LOCATIONS MORE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE FALL, YOU KNOW, I'VE ALREADY SPOKEN TO FOLKS WHO, YOU KNOW, SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES, WHILE THEY WERE RETICENT TO HAVE US IN THEIR FACILITIES IN THE PAST NOW, THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY RETICENT TO HAVE US IN THEIR FACILITIES. AND MY QUESTION IS THIS, AND I KNOW I MENTIONED THIS TO YOU IN THE PAST, THE ONE THING THAT THESE FACILITIES, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT ARE CENTRALLY LIMITED HAVE, IS PARKING THAT THEY ARE WILL GIVE US EVEN IF THEY DON'T GIVE US A BUILDING. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE -- AND THIS ISN'T A JOB I WANT TO THROW ON TOP OF YOUR PILE OF 800 OTHER THINGS YOU'RE DOING BUT I DO WANT TO LOOK AT POSSIBLE TEMPORARY FACILITIES. AND WHENEVER I SAY THAT, TEMPORARY FACILITIES THAT WE COULD LOCATE IN POPULATION DENSE AREAS WHERE WE KNOW THAT THERE'S A NEED FOR VOTING.

AND I USE THE EXAMPLE OF, I DON'T KNOW, SAY THERE IS A CHURCH THAT EVERYBODY HAS VOTED AT FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS AND THEY ALWAYS HAVE GOOD TURNOUT AND NOW THEY SAY WE'RE NOT GOING TO ALLOW YOU TO VOTE HERE ANYMORE.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR PROGRAM BUT WE'LL GIVE YOU THE PARKING LOT. THERE ARE TEMPORARY BUILDINGS THAT YOU CAN SET UP THAT IF WE HAD TO WE COULD PARK THEM AT THE CIVIC CENTER OR SOMEPLACE ELSE THAT WE COULD SET UP AND THEY ARE COMPLETELY CONTAINED. I DON'T WANT TO SAY OLD FEMA TRAILERS BUT SIMILAR TYPE FACILITIES.

THAT WE WOULD CONTROL, WE HAVE THE OPTION TO USE.

WE CONTROL ACCESS. ALL OF THE THINGS WE ARE EARN CANNED ABOUT AND WE SET THOSE UP WELL BEFORE THE ELECTION.

I WOULD LOVE TO LOOK AT THAT. AND LOVE FOR YOU AS WE LOOK AT FUNDS COMING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, IF WE CAN IDENTIFY SOME OF THOSE THINGS THAT BECAUSE OF THIS PANDEMIC, WE ARE GETTING PEOPLE SAYING WE DON'T WANT YOU IN OUR FACILITY.

MAYBE WE CAN IDENTIFY FUNDING WE COULD PUT TOWARDS SOMETHING LIKE THAT? IS THAT SOMETHING YOU'RE

INTERESTED IN AS WELL? >> DEFINITELY.

I SPOKE ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT. THIS YEAR WE USED THREE SERVICE CENTERS THAT ARE IFFY. THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN A DEFINITE NO FOR NOVEMBER. THEY ARE KIND OF LIKE, LET'S WAIT AND SHE WHAT HAPPENS. BROOK DAILY IS ONE WE USED FOR A LONG TIME. PEOPLE ARE FAMILIAR AND THEY LIKE THAT LOCATION. LEDGESTONE IS NEW BUT SERVES A GOOD AREA OF PRECINCT FOR. IF WE CAN'T USE THEM.

WE WANT TO LOOK AT A PLACE TO RELOCATE THAT AS WELL.

>> I THINK ONE THING YOU WANT TO LOOK AT.

WE HAVE LOCATIONS AS WE ARE GOING.

I'LL USE BELL TERRA. AS AN EXAMPLE.

IT'S A GREAT LOCATION, HEAVILY VOTED BUT BECAUSE OF THOSE FACILITIES. YOU CAN ONLY PUT SO MANY MACHINES IN THERE AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE AT A CERTAIN TIME.

SAME WITH LEDGESTONE. IT WAS GREAT.

BUT PHYSICALLY CONSTRAINED. IF YOU HAD FACILITIES, A LABEL FACILITY, A TRAILER, YOU CAN PUT IT IN A PARKING LOT, NOT --

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PARDON MY LANGUAGE, BUT YOU'RE NOT IN THERE THEREFORE DAY, NOT MESSING WITH THEIR EMPLOYEES, OUR EMPLOYEES ARE NOT INTERACTING TO GO TO THE BATHROOM.

YOU DON'T HAVE DOZENS OF RANDOM PEOPLE IN THERE BUT YOU COULD STILL USE A FACILITY AND IT'S AT A LOCATION THAT PEOPLE UNDER AND REMEMBER. SO, I WANT TO PURSUE THIS.

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT IT MORE AND SEE IF WE CAN IDENTIFY SOME FUNDS THAT MIGHT BE ABLE -- THAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO TO GET SOME OF THESE FACILITIES COVERED THAT WE MIGHT LOSE

OTHERWISE. >> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER I THINK THAT'S A SOUND IDEA. I HAD IN MY NOTES TO ASK TWO QUESTIONS ONE EXPOUND ON THE SIGNAGE THAT YOU ALLOCATED AND THE SECOND ONE, MORE THAN ONE WAY TO SKIN A CAT, TO USE THOSE BOX CARSES BECAUSE THEY ARE ONLY 3 THOUSAND, AND THEY WILL LAST FOREVER. TO GET, 8 BY 40, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN HAVE A TOW TRUCK DROP IT OFF, YOU CAN HAVE THE OLD CIVIC CENTER FOOTPRINT. NOT TO BEAT A DEAD HORSE BUT HAVE A MYRIAD OF OPTIONS AND WE CAN CONTROL THIS.

AND I BELIEVE ACCESS TO VOTING IS ONE OF THE THINGS I'M CHIEFLY RESPONSIBLE FOR AND HOWEVER THIS LOOKS ON A RETIRED FEMA TRAILER OR RETIRED CARGO CONTAINER, I BELIEVE WE SHOULD, ESPECIALLY DURING THIS TIME, CONSIDER USING CARES MONEY TO BUY HALF A DOZEN OF THEM, AND RETROFIT, OUTFIT THEM IN A WAY THAT'S MOST USEFUL. BECAUSE THIS IS BEING DONE ON MANY FRONTS, SPECIFICALLY ON EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

WELL, LET'S USE THAT EFFORT IN THAT FOOTPRINT FOR HELPING ELECTIONS. SO, THANK YOU FOR THAT IDEA.

IT'S A GREAT ONE. AND COULD YOU JUST EXPAND FINALLY ON THE SIGNAGE THAT WE CAN ANTICIPATE SEEING? DO YOU HAVE IDEAS THAT YOU COULD SHARE WITH US?

>> SO, WE'VE COME UP WITH A POSTER IN OUR OFFICE THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE OUTSIDE EACH OF THE POLLING LOCATIONS THAT'S ASKING VOTERS TO OFFER TO WEAR A MASK, TO COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING, TO BE PATIENT, AS WE WORK THROUGH ELECTIONS THIS YEAR AND THINGS LIKE THAT. SO, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THOSE PRINTED UP. WE ARE DOING SOCIAL DISTANCING MARKERS THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE PRINTED.

I HAVE PURCHASED NEW FEATHER FLAG SIGNS FOR THE VOTE HERE SIGNS BECAUSE WE FEEL THEY ARE GOING TO BE MORE NOTICED THAN T AN-FRAME SIGNS WE HAVE BEEN USING FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, WE HAVE TWO IN BOTH SPANISH AND ENGLISH FOR EACH LOCATION. I THINK THOSE ARE THE MEAT OF

IT. >> JUDGE BECERRA: VERY NICE AND DO YOU BELIEVE THIS AGENDA ITEM THE WAY IT IS WRITTEN COULD INCORPORATE COMMISSIONER SMITH'S AND MY IDEA ABOUT CREATING SOME PORTABLE MECHANISM OR WOULD IT REQUIRE SOME ADDITIONAL FUTURE

AGENDA ITEM? >> FOR THE PORTABLE -- VOTING?

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. >> I WOULD NEED TO TALK TO VICTORY ABOUT THAT. WE IDENTIFIED AN ALLOCATION OF THIS MONEY ALREADY, SO WE WOULD NEED TO LOOK AT THAT FURTHER TO SEE, PARTICULARLY AT THE THUMBS YOU JUST QUOTED TO SEE WHERE WE

MIGHT BE ABLE TO PUT THAT IN. >> JUDGE BECERRA: OKAY.

WONDERFUL. >> JUDGE, I WOULD SAY, I -- LOOKING AT THE BUDGET THAT THEY HAVE HERE, I THINK IT'S A PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL BUDGET FOR DIRECT NEEDS BUT I WOULD BE MORE THAN WILLING AND HAPPY TO WORK TO TRY AND FIND AND IDENTIFY GRANT

MONEY TO DO THAT. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THAT'S

BEAUTIFUL COMMISSIONER? >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: I HAD A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION AND IT GOES TO COUNTYWIDE OPERATIONS IF I'M ALLOWED TO ASK THAT QUESTION. I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT IT FOR A WHILE AND IT CAME UP. THE BROWN DISTRIBUTING BUILDING,

HAVE WE HAD ANY MOVEMENT -- >> IT IS NO LONGER AN OPTION.

>> BUT, COMMISSIONER, I DID LOOK AT THATENED A DID INQUIRE ABOUT IT. IT WAS ABOUT 10,000 SQUARE FEET, WHICH IS WHAT WE CURRENTLY UTILIZE AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER WHICH WE ARE ALREADY GROWING OUT OF, AND IT WAS A LITTLE OVER A MILLION DOLLARS, AND IT -- IT DIDN'T HAVE VERY GOOD PARKING.

THERE WERE QUITE A FEW AREAS THAT I JUST DON'T KNOW THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, MISS HENDERSON.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME. >> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE CALL

THE VOTE. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES

>> COMMISSIONER JONES: YES. COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. COMMISSIONER SMITH

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES. JUDGE BECERRA.

[23. Discussion and possible action to execute the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Eligibility Certification and Terms & Conditions Certification and authorize submission to the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) pursuant to the CARES Act. BECERRA]

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. PLEASE OPEN 23.

>> 23 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO EXECUTE THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATION AND TERMS AND CONDITION CERTIFICATION AND AUTHORIZE SUBMISSION TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PURSUANT TO THE CARES ACT.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

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>> JUDGE BECERRA: A MOTION AND SECOND.

ANY COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. COMMISSIONER JONES

[24. Discussion and possible action to authorize the acceptance of a Grant Award from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance -Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program related to a Hays County Citizen Reporting System in the amount of $37,094.00 and amend the budget accordingly. INGALSBE/CUTLER]

>> COMMISSIONER JONES: YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. OPEN PLEASE 24.

>> DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE ACCEPTANCE OF A GRANT AWARD FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTMENTAL FUNDING PROGRAM RELATED TO HAYS COUNTY CITIZEN REPORTING SYSTEM IN THE AMOUNT OF 37,094 AND

AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER?

>> JUDGE -- I GOES SOMEONE FROM THE SHERIFF'S --

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE SOMEONE FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO CALL THEM UP?

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: EITHER WAY IF THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD. I KNOW THIS IS AN ONLINE REPORTING SYSTEM TO REDUCE PERSON-TO-PERSON ENCOUNTERS

AND -- >> JUDGE BECERRA: IF YOU PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM AND STATE YOUR NAME.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: TO HELP LIMIT THE SPREAD OF EXPORE

OUR TO THE VIRUS, SO -- >> GOOD MORNING, JUDGE, AND COURT MY NAME IS STEPHANIE ROBIN' SON I'M RECORDS ADMINISTRATION FOR THE SHERIFF'S OFF.

THE LEXISNEXIS IS FOR THE CITIZEN'S ONLINE REPORTING PROGRAM. IT ALLOWS REDUCED CONTACT BETWEEN OFFICERS AND CITIZENS FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OF CRIME REPORT ZED. WE WERE WORKING ON GETTING THAT WITH OUR FUTURE RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SYSTEM SO THIS IS GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE GRANT FUNDING COVER HOPEFULLY THIS WHOLE FISCAL YEAR AND IT'S ACTUALLY WORKING WITH THE CITY OF KYLE AS WELL WHO IS A PART OF OUR JOINT GROUP, SO, OBVIOUSLY, WE SEE THE NUMBERS.

KYLE COULD BENEFIT FROM THIS OVERALL, AND WE'RE SHARIN IN THAT SIDE THE RECORDS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE, SO IT ALL FITS TOGETHER AND IS LINE WITH OUR PLAN.

>> AND THIS IS FOR NADJ EMERGENCY INCIDENTS?

>> JUDGE BECERRA: DO COULD YOU EXPLAIN A LITTLE MORE FOR THE

VIEWING AUDIENCE. >> WE WOULD LOOK AT THINGS LIKE SHAFT LIFTING, BURGLARY OR MOTOR VEHICLES, PRIVATE PROPERTY ACCIDENTS, THINGS LIKE FRAUD CASES, IDENTITY THEFT, THINGS THAT DON'T NECESSARILY REQUIRE US TO HAVE IN PERSON CONTACT.

WE WOULD THEN UTILIZE OTHER SOFTWARE THAT WE ALREADY HAVE THREW AXON, THROUGH AXON CITIZEN'S PORTAL IF ANYONE WANTED TO UPLOAD VIDEO OR DOCUMENTS WOULD HAVE COMPLETE PACKAGE WITHOUT FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: BEAUTIFUL. BEAUTIFUL.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD SOMETHING? >> DAVID BURNS WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. I AM -- JUST TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS AS WELL, THIS DOESN'T MEAN THAT JUST BECAUSE A CASE COMES IN ONLINE, IT IS INVESTIGATED OFFICERS ARE STILL DOING NECESSARY. IT'S JUST THE FORMAT BY WHICH WE

ACTUALLY OBTAIN THE INFORMATION. >> JUDGE BECERRA: INITIAL CONTACT. IT'S A WONDERFUL IDEA.

I'M VERY HAPPY TO HEAR IT. THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: I

DON'T THINK SO. >> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONERS QUESTIONS FOR THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE?

>> THANK YOU. >> COMMISSIONER JONES?

>> COMMISSIONER JONES: YES. COMMISSIONER SHELL.

[25. Discussion and possible action to authorize the Constable Pct. 4 Office to utilize salary savings to purchase essential equipment for the Constable's Motor Officers and amend the budget accordingly. SMITH/HOOD]

>> YES. SMITH.

>> YES. BECERRA

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. PLEASE OPEN 25.

>> DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CONSTABLE PRECINCT 4 OFFICE TO UTILIZE SALARY SAVINGS TO PURCHASE ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT FOR THE CONSTABLE'S MOTOR OFFICERS AND

AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. >> SO EVERYBODY MONTHED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: A MOTION AND SECOND. CON STRABL YOU ARE STILL HERE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPLAIN THE ITEM?

>> SURE. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, SIR. AND THANK YOU FOR STICKING

AROUND. >> AND GOOD MORNING, RON HOOD HAYS COUNTY CON STSTABLE PRECIN 4.

COMMISSIONER WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A CASE OF COSTS.

IT'S AMAZING THE COST TO HIRE A MOTOR OFFICER, AND THEN TO OUTFIT THAT OFFICER WITH THE PROPER EQUIPMENT.

AND DOING MY RESEARCH ON IT, I INITIALLY CAME UP WITH THE COST AND WAS SADLY MISTAKEN, AND THE ACTUAL COST FOR THE COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT. I THINK THIS COURT ORIGINALLY BUDGETED A LITTLE OVER $900 FOR THE COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT.

IT'S ACTUALLY CLOSER $1700 PER SET.

I AM ASKING FOR TWO SETS. ONE FOR THE NEW OFFICER THAT WAS JUST PROVIDED BY THIS COURT, AND THE SECOND SET FOR OUR CURRENT MOTOR OFFICER. WHOSE EQUIPMENT IS OUTDATED AS WELL. BLUE TOOTH TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS THE OFFICER TO RIDE THE BIKE. AND ADDRESS THE COMMUNICATION

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ISSUES, WITHOUT TAKING HIS HANDS OFF THE MOTORCYCLE HANDLE BARS, AND REACHING FOR THE MIC TO COMMUNICATE.

IT'S A SAFETY FACTOR THAT I'M CONCERNED WITH.

THE COURT PROVIDED SOME FUNDING FOR THE INITIAL OFFICER, THIS -- I'M ASKING THAT THE COURT ALLOW ME TO USE FUNDS FROM OUR SALARY SAVINGS TO COVER THE COST FOR BOTH OF THE THE COMMUNICATION SETS IN ADDITION TO A MOTORCYCLE HELMET THAT'S ABOUT TO EXPIRE.

I DID NOT KNOW THEY EXPIRED AND THEY DO ABOUT EVERY YOUR FOUR YEARS SO I NEED TO REPLACE THAT HELMET.

AND OF COURSE I'M LOOKING FOR THE TWO ENDPOINTS FOR THE PATROL

RIFLES FOR THOSE MOTOR OFFICERS. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH: I WAS GOIN TO COMMENT AND SAY THANK YOU, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ALL REMEMBER, BUT WHENEVER WE WENT THROUGH THE BUDGET DISCUSSIONS LAST YEAR WITH THE NEW OFFICER THAT WE WERE ACTUALLY ABLE TO ON BOARD LAST MONTH -- OR, LAST WEEK.

IN ORDER TO PAY FOR THAT, IN OUR BUDGET DISCUSSIONS, IF YOU WILL REMEMBER, AND TO PAY FOR THAT VEHICLE, WE MADE THAT A HALF YEAR POSITION, IN OTHER WORDS, WE TOOK THAT POSITION ITSELF, PAID FOR HALF OF THAT OFFICER'S SALARY, OR TOOK WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HALF THAT OFFICER'S SALARY AND PUT IT TOWARDS THE VEHICLE ITSELF. BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO ON BOARD THAT OFFICER, AND OTHER FACTORS WE WERE NOT ABLE TO ON BOARD THAT OFFICER ON APRIL 1 AS BUDGETED, THAT BEING THE CASE THERE'S ADDITIONAL SALARY SAVINGS THERE WE CAN USE TOWARDS OUTFITTING THE EQUIPMENT THAT HE NEEDS.

I APPRECIATE YOU WORKING TOWARDS YOUR BUDGET.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: SORRY, WAS THERE SOMETHING ELSE YOU WERE

SAYING? >> OTHER THAN OPTICS FOR THE PATROL RIFLES I'M REQUESTING TWO OF THOSE AS WELL.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: OPTICS ARE THE SITE SNIS.

>> RIGHT. >> JUDGE BECERRA: THANKS AGAIN.

PLEASE CALL THE ROLLE. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER

SMITH >> YES.

COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES.

COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> GENTLEMEN.

[26. Discussion and possible action to approve the appointment of Dixie Camp to the Hays County Child Protective Board, 3 year term ending 12/31/22. BECERRA]

JUDGE BECERRA >> YES.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM 26.

>> 26 DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE THE APPOINTMENT OF DIXIE CAMP TO THE HAYS COUNTY CHILD PROTECTIVE BOARD THREE YEAR TERM ENDING 12/31/22.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE CALL ROLL.

[27. Discussion and possible action authorizing the purchase of GovQA for Public Information Act request software management, in the amount of $22,100.00, utilizing the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Contract for Products and Related Services with SHI Government Solutions, Inc. and amend the budget accordingly. SMITH/INGALSBE/KENNEDY]

"P" ROLL CALLED ] >> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE CALL

27. >> 27 DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF GOV QA FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT REQUEST SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF 22,100 UTILIZING TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES CONTRACT FOR PRODUCTS AND RELATED SERVICES WITH SHI GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS INC. AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WOW YOU LIKE TO EXPAND ON THIS ITEM, AGENDA

NO. 27. >>.

>> JUDGE, ILL HAVE MISS PAL P COVER THIS.

>> THIS SOFT WARE IS FOR ALL OF THE QUESTIONS WE RECEIVE.

THERE'S AS MANY QUESTIONS TO OUR OFFICE HANDLING THE REQUESTS.

I WON'T BOG YOU DOWN WITH THE DETAILS, BUT IT'S INTERFACE ALL AND OF ITSELF. WHERE A REQUESTER CAN GO ONLINE AND ACCEPT REQUEST BY MAIL, FAX AND HAND DELIVERY LIKE ALWAYS.

BUT, IF THERE ARE SO MANY REQUESTS ELECTRONICALLY, THEY CAN GO ONLINE ON THIS PLATFORM, SUBMIT IT THERE, AND THEN THE REST IS ALL HANDLED. THERE'S NO BACK AND FORTH WITH 8 MILLION DIFFERENT E-MAILS,S I'M SURE YOU ALL SEE OFTEN.

IT ALSO LETS US ROUTE REQUESTS THAT COME IN.

FOR EXAMPLE IF WE GET A QUEST AND NEED INFORMATION FROM ANYBODY IN THE COUNTY, IT ALLOWS US TO ROUTE THAT REQUEST TO THE PERSON AND SEND THE INFORMATION BACK TO US.

BUT, MOST OF THE COSTS FOR THE PROGRAM COMES FROM THE DATA STORAGE. WE ARE GETTING 2 TERABYTES OF STORAGE FOR DATA. THAT IS BIG ENOUGH TO UPLOAD ANY DASH CAM, BODY CAM VIDEO, AUDIO, ALL OF THAT, AS WELL AS ALL OF OUR PAPER DOCUMENTS, WHICH IS SOMETIMES PROBLEMATIC WITH THOSE -- ESPECIALLY WITH THOSE VIDEOS.

IT -- SOME OF THE REQUESTER FRIENDLY FEATURES IS THAT ON THE

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DARK BOARD IT WILL HAVE AN FAX SECTION FOR REQUESTERS WHERE WE CAN PUT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS TO THOSE SO EVERY REQUESTER CAN SEE THAT EVERY TIME THEY GO ONLINE.

IT PROVIDES A FORM THAT THE PERSON CAN SIMPLY FILL OUT.

WE GET THAT REQUEST KIND OF OFTEN AS WELL.

IT ALSO, I THINK ONE OF THE MAIN FEATURES OF IT, IT ALLOWS REQUESTERS TO VIEW AND SEARCH PREVIOUS REQUESTS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED AND WE HAVE FULFILLED. WE GET A LOT OF REDUNDANT REQUESTS OR WE GET A REQUEST THAT'S SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT THAN ONE BEFORE AND I THINK A LOT OF OF IT IS IF A REQUESTER KNEW SOMETHING OF THAT SORT HAS BEEN REQUESTED BR AND COULD ALREADY SEE IT IT WOULD NOT ONLY HELP THEM BUT CUT DOWN ON REQUESTS WE ARE FULFILLING ON OUR END AS WELL.

THAT INFORMATION WOULD BE FROM EVERY REQUESTER OR IF THEY DON'T TURN INTO BEING A REQUESTER, EVERY CITIZEN'S USE.

IT WOULD BE AT THEIR DISPOSAL. THEY SEE ALL OF THOSE REQUESTS FULFILLED AND INFORMATION PROVIDED PURSUANT TOS HE TO

PREVIOUS REQUESTS. >> THAT MEANS THAT A PERSON THAT DIDN'T INITIALLY REQUEST THAT COULD REVIEW THAT WITHOUT ANY

COST? >> CORRECT.

>> NO COST ASSOCIATED WITH IT WHATSOEVER.

AND IT ALSO WILL PROVIDE FOR WHAT THEY CALL A TRENDING TOPIC TOOL, AND SO LET'S SAY IF SOMEBODY IS INTERESTED IN, I DON'T KNOW. WE'VE HAD A LOT OF COVID REQUESTS LATELY. SOMETHING RELATED TO COVID, AS SOON AS THEY START TO TYPE IN THE TOPIC THEY THINK IT WILL ASK FOR, IT KILL PROP UP TRENDING TOPICS AND SEE ALL OF THAT INFORMATION ALREADY REQUESTED AND PROVIDED ALREADY.

THERE'S NO FILE SIZE LIMITATIONS WHICH AGAIN IS VERY BIG FOR US.

WITH AUDIO AND VIDEO, AND IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE ONLINE PAYMENT CAPABILITIES, WHICH WE DON'T CURRENTLY HAVE.

CURRENTLY REQUESTERS ARE HAVING TO EITHER MAIL OR HAND DELIVER CHECKS FOR PAYMENT. WE'VE HAD A LOT OF REQUEST FORCE

PAYMENT >> JUDGE BECERRA: WILL IT MAKE IT UNIVERSAL, THIS IS A 10 PAGE REPORT.

10 CENTS PERCENT PAGE? >> ALL OF THE COSTS ARE LAID OUT IN THE P. A.

THOSE ARE BREAKLY A FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHAT COSTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH IT. SO WE GET THOSE A LOT.

IT WILL BREAK DOWN WHAT THE COSTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH REQUESTS TO HELP PEOPLE FIGURE THAT OUT.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: ARE YOU ABLE TO EXPAND AT THIS POINT OTHER CONSOLIDATION ATTEMPTS GOING ON WITH PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICES?

>> THERE ARE, SO, WE HAVE BEEN IN TALKS WITH -- CURRENTLY THE WAY THE SYSTEM IS SET UP IN HAYS COUNTY, THERE'S TWO DIFFERENT OFFICES FULFILLING PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS OUR OFFICE, CIVIL DIVISION AND D.A.'S OFFICE AND THAT CAN SOMETIMES LEAD TO CONFUSION AND NOT A LOT OF CONSISTENCY SOMETIMES. EVEN -- NO MATTER HOW HARD WE TRY. SO, WE HAVE BEEN IN TALKS WITH THE D.A.'S OFFICE AND THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE BECAUSE THEY GET A LOT OF REQUESTS HAVE TO DEAL WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT RELATED. AND EVERYONE IS IN SUPPORT OF THE OUR OFFICE HANDLING ALL OF THE P.I.A. REQUESTS FOR THE

WHOLE COUNTY. >> IF I MAY, THAT'S WHAT ITEM 31

IS RELATED TO. >> WE CAN TALK A LITTLE ABOUT THAT MORE. BUT I WILL SAY WITH THE FUNDING FOR THIS SOFTWARE, I HAVE TALKED TO BOTH MR. MAO AND CHIEF DAVENPORT, AND THEY HAVE -- WILL HAVE SALARY SAVINGS AVAILABLE, AND THEY WERE -- THEY REALIZED THAT MONEY DOES NOT BELONG TO THEM INDIVIDUALLY, BUT WE ARE SUPPER SUPPORTIVE OF MENTIONING THEY HAVE SALARY SAVINGS AVAILABLE TO SPLIT THE FUNDING FOR THE SOFTWARE AND ARE IN SUPPORT OF ONE COORDINATED EFFORT AND ONE DASHBOARD, ONE SOFTWARE PROGRAM TO HANDLE ALL OF THESE REQUESTS HE. I THINK SOME COUNTY POSITIVES ARE THERE'S UNLIMITED COUNTY EMPLOYEE USERS, SO BOTH DEBORAH AND I CAN USE IT, AND IF GOD FORBID SOMETHING HAPPENED TO BOTH OF US, MR. CODY CAN TAG ON TO THOSE TWO.

>> STORAGE, YOU NEGOTIATED A LOT OF STORAGE.

>> YES, IT TYPICALLY COME WAS ONE TERABYTE AND WE NEXTITYIAED TWO. THERE'S USUALLY ADDITIONAL COST FOR ONLINE PAYMENT SOFTWARE AND WE NEGOTIATED GETTING THAT FOR

FREE AS WELL >> JUDGE BECERRA: GOOD JOB.

JUST A LITTLE BACKGROUND. I.T. HAS BEEN THROUGH DEMOS WITH THIS PRODUCT AND LOOKED THROUGH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SIDE OF IT. AND IS COMFORTABLE WITH IT.

THEY USE ENCRYPTION CAPABILITIES TO PROTECT THE DATA.

THEY ARE AUDITED MULTIPLE TIMES A YEAR BY A THIRD PATIENT AND I THINK THE HUGE POSITIVE THIS SOFTWARE IS COMPARABLE WITH

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MICROSOFT 365 FOR ALL OF THESE LOVELY E-MAIL SEARCHES YOU GUYS HEAR ABOUT US DOING. WHAT IT WILL DO IS TAKE OUTLOOK MESSAGES AND TURN THEM INTO PDFS WITH THE ATTACHMENTS.

WHICH IS NOW TAKING HOURS UPON HOURS UPON HOURS OF OUR TIME AND THEN LET US REDACT WITHIN THAT SOFTWARE AS WELL.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: THAT'S WHAT I HEARD, TOO, WHICH IS REALLY -- SOUNDS LIKE EFFICINCY ALL OF THE WAY AROUND AND THEN SHARED CONTRIBUTION FROM THE D.A.'S OFFICE AND SHERIFFS'S OFFICE.

I BELIEVE THIS IS A WIN-WIN THROUGH MY LOOKING GLASS.

>> AND THIS SOFTWARE IS USED BY MULTIPLE LOCAL AND STATE AGENCIES. THE A.G.'S OFFICE USES THEM WHICH IS VERY TELLING. I THINK THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS DOES, CITY OF KYLE DOES, CITY OF DALLAS DOES, YOU HAVE BIGGER ENTITY WAS A LOT OF DATA UTILIZING THEM AS WELL.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: WELL DONE AND GOOD JOB JORDAN.

COMMISSIONERS ANY QUESTIONS FOR JORDAN?

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: I WAS GOING TO ASK JORDAN I THINK THE INITIAL REQUEST FOR CONSOLIDATION ACTUALLY CAME FROM THE D.A.'S OFFICE TO YOU ALL. YOU ALL WEREN'T THE ONES THAT

INITIATED THAT DISCUSSION. >> WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT

FOR QUITE SOME TIME. >> IT WAS PROBABLY AROUND THE NEW YEAR WE WENT TO MEET WITH THEM ABOUT COORDINATING A LITTLE BETTER BETWEEN REQUESTS AND IT SURPRISED ME WHEN WE SET DOWN TO DISCUSSION NEXT STEPS THEY JUST ASKED US TO GO AHEAD AND TAKE IT AND PART OF THAT IS THE PRESSURE THEY'RE EXPERIENCING WITH CPS AND SOME OTHER AREAS WHERE THE CIVIL DIVISION HAS TO RESPOND SO I THINK THEY WANTED TO FREE UP SOME TIME ADMINISTRATIVELY WITHIN THE CIVIL DIVISION TO RESPOND TO SOME OF THEIR

PRESSURES, SO -- >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: I AGREE IT MAKES SENSE AND THE EFFICIENCIES IT'S GOING TO

CREATE. >> JUDGE BECERRA: PLEASE CALL

ROLLE. >> COMMISSIONERS JONES.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SHELL

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES. SMITHSER INGALSBE

[28. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a Professional Services Agreement between Hays County and Dandy Planning, LLC d/b/a Gap Strategies, related to consulting services in the development of best management practices and recommendations for Conservation Developments within Hays County. SHELL]

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. JUDGE BECERRA.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES. PLEASE OPEN ITEM 28.

>> DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND DANDY PLANNING LLC DOING BUSINESS AS GAP STRATEGIES RELATED TO CONSULTING SERVICES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONSERVATION

DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN HAYS COUNTY. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: A MOTION AND SECOND. COMMISSIONER, THIS IS YOUR ITEM.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: THANK YOU, JUDGE.

THIS ITEM CAME US TO ORIGINALLY BACK IN FEBRUARY WHERE THE SELECTION WAS MADE FOR DANDY PLANNING LLC, DBA GAP STRATEGIES, WE HAD DONE A FORMAL RFQ PROCESS FOR THE SELECTION OF THAT. THE COURT APPROVED THAT SELECTION BACK IN FEBRUARY. JUST TO REMIND THE COURT WE DID HAVE A COMMITTEE THAT REVIEWED ALL OF THE RESPONSES.

WE HAD SOME REALLY, REALLY GOOD RESPONSES IN PROJECT.

I BELIEVE THE FIRM THAT WAS SELECTED PRESENTED ONE OF THE BEST RESPONSES I'VE SEEN TO AN RFQ.

THIS PROJECT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME IN WESTERN HAYS COUNTY TO TRY TO GET A GRIP OF THE TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT THAT IS OCCURRING AND TRY TO CREATE A PATH FOR SOME MORE SUSTAINABLE TYPE DEVELOPMENT, ESPECIALLY CONCERNING GROUND WATER ISSUES IN WESTERN HAYS COUNTY. FOR THE AREA I REPRESENT, I BELIEVE THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. IT COULD BE SOMETHING THAT SETS US UP FOR MUCH MORE IMPROVED WAYS OF ENCOURAGING TYPES OF DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL NOT RESULT IN THE TYPES OF STRESSES THAT ARE SEEN ON GROUND WATER TODAY WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS VERY VALUABLE. IT'S AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PROJECT. ON THE PROJECT TEAM THERE'S CONSIDERED AN INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERED PROBABLY ONE OF THE WORLD EXPERTS IN THIS AREA, HAS WRITTEN MULTIPLE BOOKS ON THIS.

I'VE ACTUALLY READ SOME OF HIS BOOKS AND I BELIEVE THAT EXPERIENCE WILL ALSO DO US VERY WELL.

I DID RECEIVE E-MAILS FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT THIS.

THE SELECTION OF THIS FIRM SEEMS TO BE THERE WAS ANOTHER INFOMERCIAL MADE ON SOCIAL MEDIA THAT GOT PEOPLE FIRED UP ABOUT HOW THIS FIRM WAS SELECTED THAT'S WHY I WANTED TO GO BACK TOWARDS THE RECAP OF THE SELECTION OF THE FIRM.

THIS SELECTION OF THE FIRM DID HAVE A FORMAL RESPONSE.

THERE IS A PAGE THAT SHOWS ANYONE INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT, IF THEY FORMERLY WORKED FOR THE COUNTY, ACTUALLY, MR. BARTON WHO WAS A COUNTY COMMISSIONER UP UNTIL DECEMBER OF 2010, AND MISS BUFFINGTON WHO ALSO WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE COUNTY DID FULFILL THEIR OBLIGATIONS BEYOND WHAT IS REQUIRED BY OUR PROPOSAL PROCESS AND DID PUT THEIR NAME OPTION THAT SHEET.

THAT'S PUBLIC INFORMATION THERE, PART OF THIS TEAM.

CONCERNS FROM SOME OF THE CITIZENS SEEM TO BE THAT FORMER EMPLOYEES OR ELECTED OFFICIALS OF THE COUNTY WILL BE WORKING ON

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A PROJECT FOR THE COUNTY AT THIS TIME.

I BELIEVE, IN THIS CASE, THAT IS AN ASSET TO THIS PROJECT.

DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, AS FAR AS COUNTIES ARE CONCERNED ARE VERY UNIQUE, AND REALLY THE ONLY WAY TO GAIN THAT KNOWLEDGE IS TO HAVE EXPERIENCED THAT FIRST HAND. SO, TO ME THAT'S A PLUS.

IT ALLOWS US TO HAVE SOMEONE THAT HAS FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE AND WAS VERY INVOLVED IN THAT -- IN REGULATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AND THEIR TIMES HERE AT THE COUNTY AND ALSO PUT TOGETHER A TEAM OF EXPERTS THAT IF ANYONE WERE TO SEE THE RESPONSE, I THINK WOULD AGREE THAT IT IS A TEAM OF EXPERTS AND I BELIEVE THEY WILL DO A GREAT JOB OF THE COUNTY.

WE HAVE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FIRM.

IF THERE'S QUESTIONS FROM ANYONE THERE'S A VERY GOOD SYNOPSIS OF THE PROGRAM AND PROJECT AND MILESTONES AND WHAT WE INTEND TO ACCOMPLISH. THERE'S A LOT OF PUBLIC ARTIS PEGUES AND INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROCESS.

I'M LOOKING VERY FORWARD TO GETTING THIS STARTED.

I THINK IT WILL BE WELL RECEIVED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

>> BASICALLY WE ARE JUST APPROVING THE CONTRACT, WE ALREADY APROVE THE FIRMS, RIGHT, IN FEBRUARY? THIS IS TO APPROVE THE NEGOTIATED CONTRACT.

>> RIGHT. THE COURT MADE SELECTION OF THIS FIRM AND SUBCONSULTANTS IN FEBRUARY.

I THINK 25TH OF FEBRUARY. >> ONE OTHER QUESTION.

ON OUR DISCLOSURE STATEMENT, HOW FAR BACK IS IT? IF THEY EVER WORKED FOR THE COUNTY OR THOUSAND FAR BACK?

>> FOUR YEARS. >> THEY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO

DISCLOSE ON THIS ONE? >> THEY DID NOT.

BUT I THINK THEY PROBABLY FIGURED GOOD MEASURE TO DISCLOSE

ANYWAY. >> IT'S BEEN TEN YEARS, OKAY.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: COMMISSIONER INGLES BYE, QUESTIONS, COMMENT

SNGS >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YEAH.

A LITTLE BIT ON SELECTION PROCESS THEY WERE RFQS --

>> IT WAS A FORMAL RFQ PROCESS WE HAD THREE RESPONDENTS TO THAT PROCESS, LIKE I SAID THEY WERE ALL VERY GOOD, I THINK ALL UNDERSTOOD THE PROJECT SCOPE AND WHAT THE INTENT WAS, BUT I BELIEVE THE SELECTED FIRM WAS NO. 1 ON ALL OF THE COMMITTEE

MEMBERS' LISTS. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: CAN YOU TELL ME HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE ON THE SELECTIN TEAM?

>> I BELIEVE WE HAD MYSELF, MISS STRICKLAND, ALEXANDER THOMPSON WHO WAS JUST THREE, RIGHT? THOSE THREE.

SO, SOMEONE FROM DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AND SOMEONE FROM NATURAL RESOURCES, THEY WOULD KIND OF BE TOGETHER.

THIS PROJECT WILL ENCOMPASS BOTH >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: I GUESS ONE OTHER QUESTION I HAVE, JUST BECAUSE IT WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION, THAT WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL THAT WE SPREAD WORK AROUND AND THAT WE DON'T GIVE TO THE SAME FIRM OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I DON'T BELIEVE THIS IS THE CASE HERE, BUT I -- YOU KNOW, I WHAT ASKED FOR THAT INFORMATION.

I WILL PROVIDE IT, BUT ANYWAY, I JUST WANTED THE COURT TO BE AWARE THAT THAT IS A CONCERN OF SOME, MAYBE MANY, AND WE JUST NEED TO BE -- YOU KNOW, AWARE OF THAT.

>> AND I WOULD ALSO SAY, YOU KNOW, IT WAS A FORMAL RFQ PROCESS SO THERE WAS SCORING INVOLVED, CRITERIA POINTS FOR EACH ONE OF THOSE CRITERIA, AND THAT IS HOW THE FIRM WAS SELECTED. I -- SOME CONCERNS I HEARD FROM PEOPLE, I DON'T THINK THEY UNDERSTOOD THAT WAS DONE.

THY BELIEVE THE FIRM WAS SELECTED.

IT WAS DONE THROUGH A FORMAL PROCESS ADMINISTERED BY OUR AUDITOR'S OFFICE. I THINK IT WOULD PROBABLY BE WRONG IF FOR SOME REASON BE DIDN'T SELECT A FIRM, BECAUSE OF AN INDIVIDUAL IN THEIR PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH THE COUNTY OR THEIR POLITICAL PREFERENCES. AND SO, TO ME, I THINK THAT WOULD BE WRONG IF WE SAID WE HAVE THE MOST QUALIFIED SPAWN DENT HERE, EVERYONE AGREES ON THAT, OH, BUT WAIT, THIS PERSON WAS THE OPPOSITE POLITICAL PARTY OF MINE OR THIS PERSON RAN AGAINST ME IN AN ELECTION AND WE MAKE OUR DECISIONS BASED ON SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND NOT TRUE QUALIFICATIONS.

IN THIS CASE, I'M CONVINCED THAT THE FIRM, AND FIRM REPRESENTATIVE, THE TEAM OF FIRMS, WILL PROVIDE US WITH THE BEST PROJECT OF ALL OF THOSE THAT RESPONDED.

SO, I WOULD STAND BY THAT. >> COMMISSIONER?

>> TO YOUR POINT, I THINK WE'VE HAD THIS CONVERSATION BEFORE, OR A VERY SIMILAR CONVERSATION AND I THINK THE EXAMPLE I USED, YOU POINTED OUT, MR. BORCHERDING, HE IS NOT HERE ANYMORE.

BUT I WISH HE WAS, I'LL USE HIM AS THE EXAMPLE IN THIS CONVERSATION. THE LAST THING HE HAD WAS EXPERIENCE WITH THE COUNTY WORKING AS AN EMPLOYEE AND KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE COUNTY ARE,

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KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT IN A PROJECT AND HOW TO DO THAT AT A LEVEL OF NOT ONLY EXPERIENCE BUT, NUMBER TWO, COST EFFECTIVENESS TO THE TAXPAYER AND ONE OF THE THINGS I HAVE A REAL CONCERN ABOUT IS, UNILATERALLY BANNING ANYONE FROM APPLYING FOR WORK, OR TRYING TO GET WORK WITH THE COUNTY, SIMPLY BECAUSE OF A PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIP, WHEN IN FACT THAT COULD BE THE ABSOLUTE BEST THING FOR THE TAXPAYER OF HAYS COUNTY.

AND I HOPE THAT WE DON'T EVER GET TO THAT POINT.

I HOPE THAT WE ARE GOOD ENOUGH STEWARDS OF THE TAXPAYER DOLLAR, NUMBER ONE, AND, NUMBER TWO, DON'T GET IN OUR OWN WAY, AND LOOKING AT QUALIFICATIONS OF SOMEONE, BECAUSE I -- I THINK THAT, NUMBER ONE, HAS TO BE THE REASON THAT WE SELECT ANY FIRM.

THIS IS THEIR QUALIFIED, THEY CAN DO THE JOB AND THEY DO IT WELL AT A BENEFIT TO THE TAXPAYER, SO, THAT BEING THE CASE, I -- WHENEVER WE HAD A VERY SIMILAR DISCUSSION, LIKE I SAID, ACTUALLY IN FEBRUARY, WHENEVER WE VOTED ON THIS AND I BELIEVE AT THAT TIME, I MAY BE INCORRECT, BUT IT MAY -- I THINK IT WAS A UNANIMOUS VOTE ON THAT SELECTION, MAYBE I'M WRONG BUT I

BELIEVE IT WAS. >> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

I KNOW THAT WE HIRED FORMER COMMISSIONER FROM PRECINCT 4 AND I'M NOT DOUBTING HER PERFORMANCE IN ANY WAY.

MISS KAREN FORD, FOR PARKS AND OPEN SPACE, AND OVERALL CONSERVATION CONVERSATIONS, AND I WANTED TO ASK, HOW MANY CONTRACT DOS WE HAVE? BECAUSE I'M A HUGE SUPPORTER OF CONSERVATION, I REALLY MANY. WHAT HAPPENS ON THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTY, IF NOT HANDLED RIGHT.

FLOODS THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTY, SO CONSERVATION IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. SO IS FISCAL STEWARDSHIP.

I WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY CONSERVATION CONTRACT DOS WE HAVE IN PLACE RIGHT NOW AND WOULD WE CALL FORMER COMMISSIONER KAREN FORD'S CONSERVATION EFFORT?

>> HER EFFORTS ARE WITH THE PARKS AND OPEN SPACE ADVISORY COMMISSION. SO THAT COULD INCLUDE ANY TYPE OF PARK PROJECT, COULD INCLUDE A CONSERVATION PROJECT OR OPEN SPACE PROJECT, ALSO INCLUDE PARKS.

COMMISSIONER FORD WAS ALSO A COUNTY COMMISSIONER FOR HAYS COUNTY IN PRECINCT FOR THAT TERM ENDED IN DECEMBER 2010 AS WELL.

>> SHE AND COMMISSIONER BARTEN HAVE BEEN GONE TEN YEARS.

>> MR. KENNEDY, WERE YOU GOING TO ADD SOMETHING?

>> SURE, JUST OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, I'M NOT SURE THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIST. WE HAVE A LEASE WITH THE FAMILY TRUST FOR THE DALSTROM PRESERVE. WE HAVE AN ONGOING CONTRACT WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY ON PEAK PRESERVE, WE HAVE CONTRACTS WITH SPECIALISTS WHO ASSIST US WITH OUR RHCP.

REGIONAL HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN, INCLUDING BLAIR, WILDLIFE.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: THANK YOU, MR. KENNEDY.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. MY THINKING IS SIMPLY, I SEE THE INFOMERCIAL, GOOD NAME, AS A VESSEL OF COMMUNICATION, BECAUSE TIMES ARE VERY DIFFERENT TODAY THAN THEY WERE EVEN IN FEBRUARY.

WE HAVE FOOD LINES, WE HAVE -- A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON THAT ARE TOTALLY OBLITERATING FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS AND EVERYTHING ELSE, NOT ONLY LOCALLY BUT REGIONALLY, SO, WITH A HIGHER LANDFALL OF SCRUTINY, I AM LOOKING AT HOW WE'RE USING THE MONEY, AND I'M -- I'M I'M NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR DOUBLE-CHECKING AND TRIPLE CHECKING AND SEEING IF THIS $200,000 CONTRACT CAN BE DELAYED, OR CAN BE MOVED TO ANOTHER TIME, BECAUSE CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG, MARYSOL, WE'RE NOT GOING TO KNOW OUR SALES TAX EFFECT UNTIL THE 12TH, AM I

RIGHT? >> YES, FOR --

>> JUDGE BECERRA: YES, MA'AM. IF YOU'LL START GONE.

>> YES, AROUND JUNE 11TH IS WHEN WHEEL HE KNOW OR JUNE 12TH WHAT THE APRIL SALES TAX NUMBERS COME IN AS.

THIS IS BEING STRUCTURED FROM THE INFRASTRUCTURE APPROVEMENT

FEE FUND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: I'M BEING HYPER VIGILANT WITH TAXPAYER DOLLARS HOWEVER THEY ARE LABELED. THAT'S MY OPPORTUNITY TO SAY, CAN WE SLOW THIS DOWN? IT'S A CHUNK OF MONEY.

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THAT'S PART OF MY BIG PUSH ON THAT FRONT.

>> THAT FRONT WAS CREATED IN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES BUDGET TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES LIKE THIS RELATED TO DEVELOPMENT TO OFFSET THE IMPACTS OF DEVELOPMENT. TO ME, THIS TYPE OF PROJECT IS ABSOLUTED FOR THAT FUND. THAT FUND WOULD NOT BE USED FOR PURPOSES OUTSIDE OF THAT. SO, I BELIEVE THAT'S AN APPROPRIATE USE OF THAT FUND FOR THIS TYPE OF PROJECT, BECAUSE THAT'S THE REASON THAT THAT FEE WAS CREATED.

>> AND COMMISSIONER FORD'S PARKS ND OPEN SPACE, IS THAT COMING

FROM THAT FUND, TOO? >> I BELIEVE IT IS, NOT POSITIVE. I BELIEVE SO, YES.

I BELIEVE THAT IS A PERFECT USE OF THAT FUND.

>> IN ADDITION THAT FUND IS ACTUALLY MEETING REVENUES AT THE

MOMENT. >> IT'S WHAT, I'M SORRY.

>>? MEETING REVENUES, PROJECTIONS.

CAITLYN HAS DONE A WONDERFUL JOB WITH THOSE SERVICES.

>> THANK YOU. THE OTHER THING I WOULD SAY, AS WE -- THIS IS NOT SPECIFIC TO THIS INDIVIDUAL PROPOSAL, BUT IT'S THIS PLAN. I CAN TELL YOU THAT I HAVE FOLKS COMING INTO MY OFFICE ON A DAILY BASIS WHO ARE -- THEY WANT THIS PROGRAM, AND WHENEVER I SAY THAT, WE HAVE CITIZENS WHO WANT THIS PROGRAM. I'LL USE A PERFECT EXAMPLE.

THERE'S A DEVELOPMENT THAT SKATE LYNN COULD PROBABLY TALK ABOUT.

WE TALKED ABOUT IN COURT. WE'VE HAD MULTIPLE MEETINGS ON OVER THE PAST -- ACTUALLY SINCE LITERALLY THE FIRST WEEK I WAS IN OFFICE, AND THAT DEVELOPMENT ITSELF, NONE OF THE NEIGHBORS WANT A MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT NEXT DOOR, BUT THEY ARE NOT OPTIONS FOR THAT DEVELOPER TO TAKE THE PROPERTY THAT THEY OWN, AND DO IT IN A WAY THAT WAS CONSERVATION BASED AND CONSERVATION MINDED THAT THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE OF. I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT A CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, AND THE REASON I EYE THAT IS BECAUSE WE HAVE ACTUAL -- THERE ARE PIECES OF PROPERTY IN MY PRECINCT THAT ARE CLAMORING FOR THIS.

I THINK THE FIRST ONE WE GET OVERALL, WILL PROBABLY COME FROM MY PRECINCT AND THERE ARE FOLKS THAT WANT THAT INCENTIVIZATION, WANT A PROGRAM THEY CAN ADHERE TO TRY TO MEET SOME GOALS THAT

OUR COMMUNITY WANTS. >> IT'S A CONVERSATION WE HAD ON THIS COURT REGARDING WHAT YOU SAID, JUDGE, I KNOW IT'S IMPORTANT TO US ALL THE WAY WE DEVELOP OUR COUNTY.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: ABSOLUTELY.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: OKAY. MR. BARTON WOULD YOU LIKE TO

PROVIDE ANY -- >> COMMISSIONER, BECAUSE PERSON SOME MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT REALLY THE ROLE OF THE TEAM THAT WAS PUT TOGETHER, YOU ALLUDED TO IT.

I WANTED TO CLARIFY FOR THE RECORD, I THINK THE INFAUX PERSIAN AWE LEWDED TO, IT TALKS TO $196,000.

THAT'S THE PRIME ON THAT. BUT ACTUALLY THERE WERE SIX FIRMS THAT YOU ALLUDED TO. ONE THING THAT REALLY EXCITED US ABOUT THE RFP THAT YOU ALL PUT OUT AS A COURT IS THIS INTEREST THAT THE COURT EXHIBITED THROUGH THAT RFP OF LOOKING AT THE LONG TERM. THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF TALK IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW ABOUT TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO CREATE SYSTEMIC CHANGE. AND YOU, ALL OF US, ALL OF YOU, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ALL OF US WHO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY, ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO NOT BE THE SAME OLD-SAME OLD, AWE RS YOU ALLUDED TO, COMMISSIONER, BUT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AS THIS COUNTY GROWS OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS THIS REGION BECOMES THE SIZE OF THE DALLAS FT. WORTH AREA.

THAT'S WHAT EXPERTS ARE TELLING US, PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO PROTECT WATER AND TO PROTECT GREEN SPACE AND OUR TEAM WAS REALLY EXCITED BY YOU ON THE COURT LOOKING AHEAD AND TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO SLOW THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING, FIND WAYS TO PROTECT WATER, FIND WAYS TO PROTECT GREEN SPACE, FIND WAYS TO CHANGE THE KINDS OF FLOODING DYNAMIC THAT WE'VE ALL SEEN AND TO PROTECT THAT KIND OF BEAUTY THAT DREW SO MANY PEOPLE TO THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTY AND TO BLACKLAND PRAIRIE AND PROTECT PRECINCTS 4 WHERE SOME OF THOSE ORIGINATE BUT PRECINCTS, 2 WHERE SOME OF THOSE WATERS RUN DOWN TO.

THAT'S WHAT ENABLED US TO ATTRACT SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE TO OUR TEAM AND I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T MENTION SOME OF THOSE FOLKS WHO ARE ON THE TEAM, SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT GAP STRATEGIES, REALLY ONLY ABOUT A THIRD OF THE MONEY ACTUALLY GOES TO GAP STRATEGIES OUT OF THIS PROJECT.

WE ARE THE PRIME ON THE PROJECT BUT REALLY THE MAJORITY OF MONEY

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GOES TO BRING IN THESE FIRMS THAT ARE COMING FROM ALL OVER THE STATE AND COUNTRY, WORK WITH US.

THE MAJORITY OF THAT MONEY WILL STAY AT HOME, WE HAVE FOLKS DOUCETTE AND ASSOCIATES WHOSE OWNERS LIVE IN THE COUNTRY BUT BRINGING RANDALL ARRANT WHO YOU ALLUDED TO.

AND WE ARE GLAD TO BRING IN LOCAL COMPANIES AND NATIONAL EXPERT WHOSE HELP US FIND A LONG-TERM SOLUTION.

EXCUSE ME, I'M A LITTLE UNDER THE WEATHER TODAY.

WILL HELP US FIND A LONG TERM SOLUTION.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: IF THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS PLEASE CALL

THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: YES. >> COMMISSIONER JONES

>> COMMISSIONER JONES: YES. COMMISSIONER SHELL

[29. Discussion and possible action regarding the Emergency Cash Assistance Program (ECAP), also known as Project Recoil, including but not limited to, the appointment of Award Committee members, funding of the program, and the consideration of program guidelines. SHELL]

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL: YES. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH: YES. >> JUDGE BECERRA.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: NO. PLEASE OPEN 29.

>> DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ALSO KNOWN AS PROJECT RECOIL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE APPOINTMENT OF AWARD COMMITTEE MEMBERS FUNDING OF THE PROGRAM AND THE CONSIDERATION OF PROGRAM

GUIDELINES. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> THANKS FOR TAKING THIS OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION. I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE ACTION, OPPORTUNITY FOR MISS MCKINNEY TO UPDATE US, IF ANY CITY COMMITTED TO THE PROGRAM.

>> THAT WE HAVE THAT ABILITY TO. >> AS WE SUSPECTED IT WILL TAKE A LITTLE TIME FOR THE MUNICIPALITIES TO RESPOND, EITHER BY VOTING TO BECOME DONORS, UNDER THE ECAP OR NOT AND VOTING TO APPOINT IF THERE ARE DONORS UNDER THE POLICY.

TWO OF THE MUNICIPALS HAD NOT RESPONDED YET TO GSMP THAT'S SAN MARCOS AND WELL BERWEMBERLY. WE ASSUME SOME OTHER SMALLER MUNICIPALS WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING.

THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT WE TRIED TO REACH OUT TO BUT THEY HAVE

NOT RESPONDED BACK YET. >> ARE WE ANTICIPATING CONTRIBUTING FINANCIALLY? I KNOW BUTTA IS NOT.

>> I THINK BUTTA IS INTERESTED IN BECOMING A DONOR.

THEY ARE RUNNING THEIR OWN DOWN R DONOR.

THEY ARE TRYING TO UNDER HOW TO MAKE THAT FIT WITH THE PROGRAM THEY HAVE BUT THEY ARE INTERESTED IN POSSIBLY APPOINTING THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR BUTTA AND FOR THAT REASON THEY ARE INQUIRING ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY NEED TO CONTRIBUTE TO BECOME DONORS. WE DIDN'T PUT A MINIMUM THRESHOLD ON IT, I THINK IF THE COUNTY IS PUTTING IN 500,000, THEN THE ANSWER I GAVE JASON JULIETTI, SEEMS TO ME ANYTHING LESS THAN 25,000 IS NOT EVEN A GESTURE TO PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM. BUT SOMETHING THERE AND UP WOULD BE VALID. THERE'S NO RULE AGAINST LESS, I SUPPOSE, BUT I THINK WE'RE SORT OF DISCOURAGING SOME SORT OF GAMING OF THE POLICY IN ORDER TO BECOME DONORS AND THEREFORE HAVE APPOINTMENT POWERS UNDER THE POLICY.

I THINK THE REALITY IS THAT THE COURT MEMBER THAT REPRESENTS THAT AREA WHERE THE MUNICIPAL IS, WOULD PROBABLY REACH OUT AND ASK THEM WHO THEY WANT ANYWAY, EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT DONATING.

SO, ANYWAY, THE OTHER FACTOR IS THAT WE DID DISCUSS THE NON-PROFIT, OR CHAMBER ADDITION, AND AFTER CONSIDERATION OF THE AG OPINION, AND THAT WAS REFERENCED BY THE AUDITOR LAST WEEK, AND SOME CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES, WE BELIEVE IT'S BETTER TO LEAVE IT OUT AND CONSIDER THOSE INDIVIDUALLY IF THE COURT WANTS TO BRING ADDITIONAL NON-PROFITS, THEY CAN BRING THEM

AS WE IT THE OTHERS. >> THAT WOULD BE A SEPARATE

FUNDING. >> CORRECT.

THAT'S IT FOR NOW ON THEM, ON THE UPDATE.

WHAT I INTEND TO DO IS, IF WE CAN GET AN ANSWER FROM THE MUNICIPALS BY NEXT WEEK, THEN THE NOSE THAT WE HAVE, I WILL TRY TO NOTICE YOU ALL BY E-MAIL SO YOU CAN CONSIDER WHO YOU MIGHT APPOINT AND IN ORDER TO BE EFFICIENT, WE CAN BRING THAT -- YOU COULD BRING THAT NAME OR THOSE NAMES WITH YOU ON THE 23RD, AND WE COULD KEEP THIS THING MOVING THAT WAY.

WE DON'T HAVE COURT NEXT WEEK, SO, THAT WILL GIVE US A LITTLE TIME TO ASK THE MUNICIPAL FOR THEIR INPUT, SO --

>> AND SO WHEN DO WE ANTICIPATE BEGINNING THE PROGRAM? DID WE SAY -- OR, DID WE? I KNOW IT TAKES TIME TO DEVELOP

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THIS, BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT AS WE ALL DO, BUSINESSES ARE HURTING, AND THEY COULD CERTAINLY USE THE HELP, SO --

>> YES. THAT'S --

>> I'M WONDERING WHEN WE ANTICIPATE BEGINNING.

>> I THINK THAT'S WHY I'M TRYING TO PRESS FOR AN ANSWER FROM THEM SO WE CAN OPERATE AS EFFICIENCY AS POSSIBLE AND HAVE SOMETHING BACK FOR TWO WEEKS FOR APPOINTMENTS.

IF THEY ARE GOING TO PARTICIPATE, THEN THEY WILL HAVE TO TAKE ACTION THROUGH THEIR COUNCIL, SO HOPEFULLY THEY CAN

DO THAT LATE JUNE THEMSELVES. >> AND I WANT TO ASK A QUESTION.

I THINK I KNOW THE ANSWER BUT I WANT TO ASK BECAUSE I WAS VISITING ONE OF THE SMALL BUSINESSES NEARBY, AND SHE ASKED, WELL, YOU KNOW, I DO HAVE TWO LOCATIONS, AND BETWEEN THE TWO LOCATIONS, I HAVE 12 EMPLOYEES.

SO, SHE WONDERED, BECAUSE OF THE TWO LOCATIONS, YOU KNOW, WOULD SHE BE ABLE TO QUALIFY. I DIDN'T WANT TO PRESUME.

I THINK I KNOW THE ANSWER TO IT, AND JUST WANTED TO ASK THE

QUESTION, SO -- >> I BELIEVE WE'RE APPOINTING THIS BOARD SO THAT THEY CAN INTERPRET THE APPLICATIONS, AND FIND OUT WHAT FITS AND WHAT DOESN'T UNDER THE POLICY.

AND WE DO GIVE THE BOARD PRETTY BROAD AUTHORITY TO AWARD WHEN THEY SEE FIT TO DO SO. SO, I WOULD ENCOURAGE THAT BUSINESS OWNER TO DISTINGUISH WHY THOSE TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS ARE OPERATING INDEPENDENTLY FROM ONE ANOTHER, IF THEY ARE, AND WHY HE OR SHE WOULD QUALIFY.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO APPLY.

OKAY. GREAT

>> I WOULDN'T WANT TO HAVE A LACK OF APPLICATIONS BECAUSE PEOPLE FEAR THEY WOULDN'T GET THE AWARD.

>> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE: SURE. I AGREE.

THANK YOU. >> JUDGE BECERRA: ANY OTHER COMMISSIONER COMMENTS? THANK YOU.

OKAY, THANK YOU, WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS 30,

[Executive Session]

1, 32 AND 33. NO. 30, EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 551.071, 551 .074, AND 551.076 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE CONSULTATION WITH COUNSELL AND DELIBERATION REGARDING THE SECURITY OF THE HAYS COUNTY HISTORIC COURSE AND EACH INDIVIDUAL POSITION WITHIN THE CONSTABLES OFFICE FOR THE PRECINCT 1 AS IT RELATES TO SUCH SECURITY. POSSIBLE DISCUSSION OR ACTION MAY FOLLOW IN OPEN COURT. ITEM 31 CONSULTATION REGARDING ALL INDIVIDUAL POSITIONS IN THE HAYS COUNTY OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNCIL, NO. 32, CONSULTATION REGARDING THE POSITION OF THE CENSUS COORDINATOR FOR THE COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE, AND 33, CONSULTATION REGARDING ALL INDIVIDUAL POSITIONS IN THE HAYS COUNTY OFFICE OF COUNTYWIDE OPERATIONS.

>> JUDGE BECERRA: MOTION? >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: WE HAVE A

MOTION AND SECOND. >> JUDGE BECERRA: WE'RE GOING TO

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