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[CALL TO ORDER]

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>> GOOD MORNING. I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

OUR INVOCATION WOULD BE LED BY CHAPLAIN ROMANO. IF YOU PLEASE ALL RISE.

>> LET'S PRAY. FATHER GOD, THIS MORNING WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH ONE MORE DAY OF LIFE. EVERY BREATH WE TAKE, AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE AND ENJOY LIFE TOGETHER. AS WE LOOK BACK AT THE MANY WAYS YOU HAVE LED US IN BLESSING HAYS COUNT WE ONCE AGAIN COME TO YOU WITH THE -- COURNTY -- WITH THE ASSURANCE YOU WILL CONTINUE.

HOLY SPIRIT GUIDE US THIS MORNING AS WE NAVIGATE THE NEEDS AND HARDSHIPS, OPPORTUNITIES AND PLANS FOR OUR COMMUNITY. WE CONTINUE TO ASK FOR THE WISDOM WE NEED, THE JUSTICE WE LONG FOR, AND THE COMPASSION TO DO ALL THINGS IN LOVE. WE ASK NOT BECAUSE WE DESERVE IT BUT RATHER BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU CARE IN JESUS' NAME WE PRAY. AMEN.

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

ONE STATE UNDER GOD, ONE AND INDIVISIBLE. >> THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >> COMMISSIONER INGALSBE.

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

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> HERE. >> COMMISSIONER SMITH.

>> HERE. >> JUDGE BECERRA. >> HERE.

OK. AS YOU CAN TELL BY THE COURTROOM WE HAVE A STACK OF COMMENTS TO

[PUBLIC COMMENTS]

BE MADE. WHAT I WILL DO IS REMIND FOLKS THAT WE HAVE CREATED AN OVERFLOW DOWNSTAIRS FOR THOSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STILL STAY VERY CLOSE AND RELEVANT. FROM THE TIME I OPEN AN AGENDA ATE EMTO WHERE IT ACTUALLY GOES INTO MOTION, JUST KNOW THAT YOU'LL HAVE TIME TO COME UP TWO FLOORS IF THAT'S THE ROUTE YOU TAKE. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR ME TO REMAIN AS CONSISTENT AS POSSIBLE AND IF SOMEONE REMAINS OTHERWISE ALL YOU GOT TO DO THIS IS A COURT OF RECORD.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PLAY BACK THE RORDING TO UNDERSTAND THAT IS AND HAS BEEN AND CONTINUE TO BE MY GOAL. SO IT WAS BROUGHT UP TO ME THAT THE APPLAUSE, THE CHEERING LAST WEEK WAS DISRUPTIVE ENOUGH. AS THE CHAIR THIS MEETING I WILL ASK YOU REFRAIN FROM APPLAUSE BECAUSE JUDGING BY THE AUDIENCE THAT'S HERE IT WON'T HURT US TO ASK YOU TO LEAVE IF YOU'RE DISRUPTIVE. THIS IS, AS A PHRASE YOU'VE HEARD BEFORE, A COURT OF ORDER AND WE WANT TO MAINTAIN ORDER AND SO MY GOAL IS THAT YOU FOLLOW SOME, LIKE THIS PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS READ IN A UNIFIED MANNER. I THOUGHT IT SOUNDED SO BEAUTIFULLY. LET'S FIND THOSE PIECES MOST USEFUL TO THE MOVEMENT OF OUR GOVERNMENT IN WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE SO I ASK THAT YOU PLEASE REFRAIN FROM DISRUPTIVE APPLAUSES. IF YOU CAN'T YOU HAVE THE SPACE WHERE YOU CAN APPLAUD DOWN THERE. SO HOSE IN THE AUDIENCE HO HAVE SUBMITTED A PUBLIC PARTICIPATION WITNESS FORM WILL NOW HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK ON NONAGENDA RELATED TOPICS.

UNFORTUNATELY NO, ACTION MAY BE TAKEN BY THE COURT DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS AS WE'RE EXPECTED NOT TO RESPOND. ANY QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN AS RHETORICAL.

ALL COMMENTS OR OPINIONS OF THE SPEAKER AND ARE NOT MEANT TO BE NECESSARILY CONSTRUED AS TRUTH.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS AND LANGUAGE CIVIL AND RESPECTFULOR YOU WILL FORFEIT THE REMAINDER OF YOUR TIME. IN THE SPIRIT OF RESPECT PLEASE SILENCE YOUR CELL PHONES, AND BECAUSE WE DO HAVE A ROBUST NUMBER OF FOLKS SIGNED UP I WILL ASK AGAIN IF YOU NEED IT ALLOW THAT PAST THE THREE MINUTE TIME GO ON OFFER IS SLIGHTLY BUT MY TRUEST HOPE IS THAT YOU RESPECT THAT EFFORT AND WHEN YOUR TIMER GOES OFF WRAP IT UP. OUR FIRST PERSON SIGNED UP TO SPEAK IS I'M OR ISFY I SAY IT WRONG. TERRY HILLSHIRE.

IF YOU PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

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>> I MOVED HERE ABOUT EIGHT YEARS AGO. I KNEW MOVE -- ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO AFTER PLAYING GOLF MY BLOOD SUGAR DROPPED DANGEROUSLY LOW. I STARTED TO SEE DOUBLE.

I IMMEDIATELY PULLED OVER. I CALLED 911 AND TEN MINUTES LATER A MOTORCYCLE POLICE AND FOUR POLICE VEHICLES AND AN AMBULANCE SHOWED UP. AND DISCOVERED MY BLOOD SUGAR WAS 45 AND IMMEDIATELY ADMINISTERED GLUCOSE. MY POINT IS THAT THES OFFICERS DID NOT HAVE TO SHOW UP TO HELP ME DURING MY TIME OF CRISIS. THEY DID BECAUSE THEY CARED.

ABOUT AN OLD MAN WHO WAS IN TROUBLE. THAT'S THE KIND OF POLICEMEN THAT WORK FOR HAYS COUNTY. THERE ARE SOME OF THE COMMISSIONERS AND JUDGES THAT WERE ELECTED TO SERVE THIS COUNTY THAT WILL VOTE TO DEFUND THIS POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THE RESULTS OF THIS DECISION WILL BE MADE PUBLIC SO YOU'LL KNOW WOULD IT IS THAT'S FOR OR AGAINST YOU, YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR GRAND CHILDREN'S SAFETY. IF THEY VOTE AGAINST FUNDING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH ALL THEIR NEEDS SUCH AS VEHICLES AND TRAINING, THEY ARE GOING TO BE PAYING -- PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR GRANDCHILDREN. ONLY CRIMINALS WON'T EMPTY JAILS FELONS TURN THEM OUT ON THE STREET BEFORE THEY CAN BE TRIED AND CONVICTED AND SENTENCED. THERE ARE LIBERALS WHO WANT TO CHANGE THE STATE AND COUNTRY INTO ANARCHY, A SOCIALIST COUNTRY, IF YOU PLEASE.

FIND OUT WHO VOTES AGAINST THE FUNDING OF THE JAIL AND PLEASE VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE.

THE SOLUTION THAT SIMPLE. THE SHERIFF TOLD ME THAT THEY HAD ABOUT 300 VEHICLES OF ALL KINDS FOR HAYS COUNTY AND THEY AVERAGED ABOUT $80,000 TO -- 8,000 TO 160,000 MILES A PIECE.

THE NEW JAILS BEING BUILT THOSE HAVE ENOUGH JAILERS -- DOESN'T ARE ENOUGH JAILERS TO LEGALLY OPEN. I URGE THESE COUNCILMEN TO GIVE THEIR POLICE ALL THEY NEED TO SERVE ONE OF THE BIGGEST COUNTIES IN THE STATE OF TEXAS. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU SIR. IS THAT MR. COY? DON'T WORRY.

IF I JUST -- FINE PRINT. >> YOUR HONOR, THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME COMING UP HERE AND SPEAK. COMMISSIONERS GREAT TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, LOOKING GOOD. JUDGE, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU'VE TAKEN A SHARP PEN TO THE POLICE STATION. I LOVE IT.

CUT, CUT, CUT, CUT, CUT AND I SERVE ON THE WATER BOARD THERE. FOR THE LAST YEAR JUST TO ACCOMMODATE THE GROWTH WE SPENT ALMOST $4 MILLION UPGRADING, YOU KNOW, NEW TOWERS ALL THAT STUFF.

IT'S JUST PART OF THE BUSINESS. SO EVEN THOUGH MY HEART OF HEARTS SAYS MAN KEEP IT SMALL.

KEEP IT CIVIL, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T WANT TO SPEND MONEY, YOU GOT TO SPEND MONEY.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS I HAVE BUDGET. I'VE BEEN TOLD MY SEVERAL PEOPLE THERE ARE CUTS. THERE'S NO ROOM FOR GROWTH. SIR, I THINK JUST BY NATURE YOU GOT TO GROW A LITTLE BIT AND THE COUNTY IS GROCHING THE WE'RE THREE, FOUR, FIVE, 6% GROWTH RATE EVERY YEAR. -- GROWING. I'M GOING TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT LATER WE'RE GIVING $31,000 TO THE LOB YICHTS, SO I HOPE THAT WE'RE THIS SHARP WITH A PEN ON THAT ISSUE AS WE ARE ON THIS ISSUE -- LOBBYISTS. I REALLY BELIEVE -- I CALM UP HERE ONE TIME TO SPEAK. CONSTABLE HOOD WAS HERE AND I SPOKE AGAIN.

I THINK THAT'S A -- I DON'T THINK THEY NEED THEM. SINCE THEN COSTS ARE PRETTY GOOD. I REALIZE HE'S A PRETTY SHARP FELLOW.

IF HE TELLS ME THEY NEED SOMETHING I KNOW THE MAN'S HEART.

I KNOW HE'S NOT GOING TO WASTE THE PUBLIC'S MONEY. BE ON THE WATER BOARD, YOU GUYS COMMISSIONERS THE PUBLIC'S MONEY. THERE'S NO THER TRUST YOU HAVE THAN. THAT THE SHERIFF IS A PRETTY THRIFTY GUY.

I WOULD TELL YOU COMMISSIONERS AND JUDGE, IF THEY TELL YOU THEY NEED IT, THEY PROBABLY NEED IT.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEXT WE HAVE MISS ALEX AMALCOLM.

-- ALEXA MALCOLM. >> HI, MY NAME IS ALEXA MALCOLM A TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND FELLOW FOR CAMPUS ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM THE NEARLY 40% OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS THIS NOVEMBER ARE GENERATION Z AND NUMBER OF YOUNG VOTERS IS PREDICTED TO SPIKE, BUT THESE YOUNG VOTERS NEED THE RESOURCES TO BE HEARD. DUE TO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC, PEOPLE WILL BE WEARY OF LINES AND CROWDS MORE THAN EVER. LUCKILY, TEXAS STATE HAS SOME RESOURCE THAT'S CAN POTENTIALLY

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COMBAT THESE ISSUES. THESE LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE REC CENTER, WHICH IS SPACIOUS ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE OUTDOOR LIVING OR CAMPUS MINISTRY CHURCH CONVENIENTLY LOCATED JUST CAMPUS. STUDENTS LIKE ME WOULD ARE BUSINESS BALANCING SCHOOL, PART-TIME JOBS AND EXTRACURRICULARS NEED ACCESSIBLE VOTING.

WE URGE THE COURT IT MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE IN ADDING POLLING LOCATIONS TO OUR CAMPUS AND THANK YOU FOR TAKING OUR RECOMMENDATIONS INTO CONSIDERATION.

>> THANK YOU, MA'AM. NEXT UP, KELLY PERYER. THANK YOU, MA'AM.

>> LET ME SPEAK TODAY. JUDGE BECERRA, YOU HAVE SAID MANY TIMES WITH REGARDS TO HAYS COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND I QUOTE I SUPPORT THE FRONT LINE. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR 2001 BUDGET PROPOSAL WHICH I HAVE RIGHT HERE IN FRONT OF ME THIS. IS THE FASTEST GROWING COUNT KNIT NATION. HAYS COUNTY NEW DEPUTIES AND OTHER STAFF -- COUNTY IN THE NATION. THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS ASKING FOR $757,048 AND YOU PROPOSE ZERO. LAW ENFORCEMENTS EQUIPMENT LIKE RADIOS, HAND-HELD RADIOS THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS ASKING FOR 248,640 AND YOU PROPOSE ZERO. RIFLE SHOTGUNS, HELMET, BODY ARMOR OR VESTS, VIOLENT PERSONS RESISTANCE SYSTEMS OR WRAPS. -- RAPS.

ESSO ASKING FOR 16300 AND PROU POSE ZERO. EQUIPMENT FOR THE PATROL CARS ESSO IS ASKING FOR 453,445 AND YOU PROPOSE ZERO. COMBINED PERSONNEL REQUESTS FOR THE FIVE CONSTABLE OFFICE TOTAL 560,320 AND YOU PROPOSE ZERO. COMBINED EQUIPMENT FOR FIVE CONSTABLE OFFICE TOTAL 266,146 IS WHAT THEY ASK FOR, AND YOU PROPOSE 13,40.

-- 13,480. SO PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME EXACTLY HOW YOU SUPPORT THE FRONT LINE.

WITH THIS BUDGET YOU LEAVE OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT ILL-EQUIPPED AND UNDERFUNDED AND SAFETY SIR AND THE -- THE UNTED FUNDED AND SAFELY SEVERE AND SERVICE AND DEFENDING THE CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY THIS. SUN ACCEPTABLE. WE WANT OUR HAYS COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT FULLY FUNDED WITH INCREASE. BY THE WAY, I STAND CORRECTED.

MY HUSBAND'S PATROL CAR HAS 157,000 MILES ON IT. NOT 1 60,000 LIKE I SAID LAST WEEK. -- NOT 160,000. THE FACT IS WE STILL HAVEN'T HAD YOU FACT CHECK THAT. IT DIDN'T GET A PHONE CALL THIS WEEK SO IF YOU'D LIKE IT TO THAT

MY HUSBAND'S VEHICLE IS READY FOR YOU. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM.

I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT LAST YEAR'S BUDGET THAT YOU'RE REFERENCING IS INACCURATE.

IF YOU WATCH THE VIDEO AFTER WHEN YOU ADDRESS THESE ITEMS OR -- OR REACH OUT FOR CLARIFICATION, WE CAN POINT OUT MORE COMPLETELY WHAT YOU'RE DESCRIBING.

NEXT UP MISS LINDA FREEMAN. MA'AM, I THINK YOUR TIME IS UP. MISS LINDA FREEMAN.

WE CAN TALK ALL YOU WANT AFTER. >> I'M LINDA FREEMAN. I LIVE IN DRIPPING SPRINGS.

THANK YOU, JUDGE BECERRA. THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS FOR THIS TIME.

I WANT TO TALK TODAY ABOUT THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, AND HOW THAT RELATES TO LOCAL FUNDING FOR OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACROSS HAYS COUNTY. ACCORDING TO PREAMTO BE THE CONSTITUTION THE GOVERNMENT SHALL PROVIDE FOR -- PREAMBLE -- FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE AND PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE MEANS TO PAY FOR IT OR TO FUND WHAT IS NEEDED FOR COMMON DEFENSE. IN OTHER WORDS, TO FUND LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE. DEFENSE OF ALL OUR CITIZENS, COMMON DEFENSE SHARED BY ALL. AND TO PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE.

THIS TERM ALSO SHOWS UP IN ARTICLE ONE, SECTION 8 OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE LANGUAGE IS CLEAR. THE GOVERNMENT SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE THAT IS PUBLIC SAFETY AND FOR THE GENERAL WELFARE. SO A CONSTITUTIONAL STATE OF WELFARE OR WELL BEING MUST BE GENERAL. ACROSS THE BOARD, NOT JUST FAVORED INDIVIDUALS OR LOCATIONS. THIS CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION MUST BE TRANSPARENT AND VISIBLE TO THE PUBLIC. AND IT MUST BE BASED ON A PUBLIC PREFERENCE. THAT IS, THE PUBLIC WILL, RATHER THAN ON SPECIAL INTEREST DOGMA

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OR ALLEGED EXCLUSIVE MORALITY. SO WHAT AM I SAYING? I'M SAYING THE CONSTITUTIONAL USE PROVIDING FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE OR GENERAL WELFARE OR GENERAL WELL BEING OF ALL OUR CITIZENS IS NOT UP FOR DEBATE AND THE FUNDING WHICH COMES FROM TAX DOLLARS IS NOT UP FOR GRABS FROM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. OUR TAX DOLLARS DO HELP TO SUPPORT SOME NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE ALL OF THE CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY LIKE PUBLIC LIBRARIES OR LIKE A WOMEN'S SHELTER. BUT THOSE ORGANIZATIONS DO NOT ACTIVELY LOBBY FOR OUR TAX DOLLARS. AND YET WE HAVE A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION LURKING IN THE SHADOWS OF THIS COURT, LOBBYING FOR TAX DOLLARS. FUNDING FOR THESE ORGANIZATIONS COMES THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF A CONSTITUTIONAL PROVIDING FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE AND THE GENERAL WELFARE, AND YET -- MANO AMIGA IS LOBBYING FOR OUR TAX DOLLARS FOR THE POLITICAL AGENDA. THEIR AENDA IS NOT FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE OR GENERAL WELFARE. THEIR AGENDA IS TO SIFON OFF TAX DOLLARS FOR THEIR SPECIAL INTEREST GENERAL -- SIPHON -- TO FUND THE PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE DESIGNED TO GET OFFENDERS OUT OF JAIL. LOBBYING YOU HERE TODAY TO KEEP OFFENDERS IN JAIL.

WE DEMAND THAT THE COMMISSIONERS COURT FULLY FUND AND INCREASE TAXPAYER FUNDING FOR OUR COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT. THAT IS YOUR JOB. YOU'RE PAID TO DO IT.

YOU WORK FOR US. I SAID THIS LAST WEEK AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN.

DO YOUR JOBS OR BE FIRED. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM. NEXT UP MISS KELLY STONE.

>> SHE'S DOWNSTAIRS NO PROBLEM. WHILE SHE COMES UP WE'LL BE PATIENT.

WE'LL WAIT WITH MONTE PARKER. WHEN MISS KELLY STONE COMES UP AFTER YOU'RE DONE WE'LL LET HER

UP. >> GOOD MORNING JUDGE, COMMISSIONERS.

I'M MONTE PARKER. I LIVE IN SAN MARCOS. I'M A FORMER PUBLIC OFFICIAL SO I KNOW BUDGET DECISIONS AS SUCH ALSO PROPOSED BUDGETS GET POLITICAL AND NOT PRACTICAL.

THE COMMENTS TODAY ARE 100% ON DEFENSIBLE ENFORCEMENT. I WAS FIRST ALERTED BY MY DAUGHTER STACY WHO LIVES IN WIMBERLEY. I POSTED IT ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE FOR KISSING TREE AND WAS IMMEDIATELY GREETED BY SWHORVL AGREED.

ONE NEIGHBOR TOLD ME THE JUDGE DENIED THERE WAS A DEFUNDING EFFORT BUT AFTERREVIEWING THE BUDGET I'M CURIOUS WHAT EXACTLY DOES ONE MEAN WHEN THEY STATE THAT THEY ARE AGAINST DEFUNDING? IS IT A PLAY ON WORDSS DEFUNDING IF TAKEN LITERALLY MEANS NO FUNDS, OR IS IT POLITICAL DOUBLESPEAK? BECAUSE IN THE CASE OF THE BUDGET THERE'S FUNDING BUT THE FUNDING IS REDUCED. IT IS PROPOSED FUNDING MEANS FUNDS TO MAINTAIN OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES AT A HIGH LEVEL TO ENSURE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. THE PROPOSED BUDGET CALLS FOR 3 DLR MILLION REDUCTION OF INMATE OUTSOURCING AS WELL AS CUTSING FUNDS FOR THE JAIL BY $856,000 FROM THE CORRECT BUDGET WHICH PROPOSED FUNDING FOR THE NEXT FISCAL IS $1.6 MILLION BELOW WHAT WAS REQUESTED.

THIS PROVIDES ONE HALF OF PERSONNEL NEEDED TO STAFF THE NEW JAIL.

THIS IS A WAY OF FORCING CRIMINALS WHO SHOULD BE BEHIND BARS BACK INTO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, WHICH WILL PUT CITIZENS IN JEOPARDY. THOSE FUNDS WILL REPLACE RIVAL RESISTANCE -- RIFLE. TELL ME WHO YOU WANTS TO BE OUT THERE SERVING THE PUBLIC AND NOT HAVE THAT PROTECTION? WE HAVE OFFICERS RECENTLY AMBUSHED BY GUNMAN WITH A RIFLE.

ONE TRAGICALLY DIED. EVERY ONE OF YOU SHOULD BE WANTING TO PROVIDE WHATEVER EQUIPMENT IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT THOSE WHO ARE SWORN TO PROTECT US.

THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HAS 48 REPLACEMENT VEHICLES BUT NONE ARE FUNDED.

AGAIN, WHILE YOU'RE PLAYING GAMES WITH THEIR SAFETY AND AN EXTENSION THE SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY. I COULD GO ON AND ON BUT I WON'T BECAUSE MY TIME WILL BE OUT.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS. CAUGHT THE BUDGET IS DEFUNDING. DEFUNDING WILL HAVE A DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS ON THE CITIZENS OF HAYS COUNTY. THE POLITICALLY CORRECT SOLUTION FOR HAZE COUNTY IS NOT WHAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN SEATTLE, PORTLAND MINNEAPOLIS AND NEW YORK CITY ARE DOING. WE EXPECT BETTER OF OUR COMMISSIONERS COURT, EXPECT YOU

TO BACK THE BLUE. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

NEXT UP MISS KELLY STONE. >> HELLO, HONOURABLE JUDGE AND COMMISSIONERS MY NAME IS KELLY STONE. I RESIDE HERE IN SAN MARCOS. I USED TO BE A TEXAS STATE STUDENT BEFORE I BECAME A TEXAS STATE STAFF MEMBER BEFORE I BECAME A TEXAS STATE FACULTY MEMBER BEFORE I WAS ADDED FOR BEING TOO LIBERAL THEN MY CONTRACT WAS RENEWED.

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HERE I AM AS A LIBERAL. OH, MY GOSH! SO I WANT TO DO A QUICK HISTORY LESSON BECAUSE I'VE BEEN LIVING THROUGH A PANDEMIC AS WE ALL HAVE BEEN BUT IN DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES. SOME OF US ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OURSELVES AND OUR NEIGHBORS. OTHERS ARE NOT. WE SHALL STANDING HERE IN A ROOM FILLED WITH PEOPLE, MANY OF THEM NOT EVEN WEARING MASKS. AND SO IF OUR COURT CANNOT EVEN KEEP US SAFE IN OUR HAYS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, TO THAT END IT SHOWS WHY YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT OUR SAFETY WHEN VOTING. THAT IS EXTENSION OF WHAT'S TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW.

WE HAVE VOTING LIVES OF FOUR TO FIVE HOURS ON THE TEXAS STATE CAMPUS AND IT'S GOING TO GET WORSE. THIS PANDEMIC IT'S REAL. IT'S GOING TO GET WORSE.

AND WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY IN.

1919 WOMEN, WHITE WOMEN IN PARTICULAR WERE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE.

AFTER FIGHTING FOR AFTER BEING BEATEN, BEING JAILED, BEING INCARCERATED.

WHEN THAT HAPPENED IT WAS BECAUSE THEY WERE PROTESTING WOODROW WILSON'S HOUSE AT WHITE HOUSE. 24 HOURS A DAY, MONTHS THEY PROTESTED FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE.

AND THAT WAS AFTER THEY HAD BEEN DENIED THAT RIGHT IN FEBRUARY OF 1919.

IN SEVERAL YEARS PRIOR TO THAT, THE BEGINNING OF 1846. SO HERE WE ARE AGAIN, OOPS! 100 YEARS LATER PANDEMIC, STILL FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHT TO VOTE. I WAS MAKING JOKES THAT BECERRA HERE IS DRINKING EMERGENCY C BECAUSE HE'S IN A ROOM THAT IS VERY SCARE AND UNSAFE.

I HAVE NOT BEEN TO A RESTAURANT. I'VE NOT BEEN INDOORS AND HERE I AM SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF MY COMMUNITY, ON BEHALF OF MY FUTURE COMMUNITY, AND ON BEHALF THE PEOPLE THAT WE'RE GOING TO LOSE IN THE FAMILIES THAT WE'RE LOSING LIVES AND YOU'RE PLAYING WITH THEM RIGHT NOW WITH TOYING WITH THESE POLLING PLACES. YOU HAVE THE MONEY. WE HAVE THE TIME.

WE NEED TO EXPAND VOTING. WE NEED SAFETY AND I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M DOING THIS RIGHT NOW

NOT THROUGH ZOOM LIKE EVERY OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICE. >> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU MA'AM. >> NEXT UP MR. JEFF ARNOLD. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE.

MY NAME IS JEFF ARNOLD. I STARTED OFF LAST WEEK -- -- TO PROTECT AND SERVE. TO PROTECT AND SERVE US. THAT'S WHAT WE EXPECT.

OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE ARE TRUE WARRIORS. THEY ARE OUR TRUE WARRIORS OUT THERE ON THE STREET. THEY DON'T -- JOBS BECAUSE THEY LOVE BEING SHERIFFS AND WANT TO PROTECT THOSE THEY LEAVE MINUTE EVERYDAY. I'M UNDER THE IMPRESSION WITH THIS PROPOSAL AND THIS BUDGET IS NOT ABOUT MONEY WHATSOEVER. BY ELIMINATING THE 1033 PROGRAM WE CAN GET FREE EQUIPMENTEDING, HOUSING FOR OUR NEW JAIL, EQUIPMENT FOR OUR POLICE OFFICERS.

I SAW THE POLICE CARS RIDDLED WITH BULLETS. THEY DID NOT HAVE THAT EQUIPMENT. I ALSO SAW ANOTHER COMMUNITY HERE IN TEXAS THAT HAD AN ARMED VEHICLE THAT WENT IN AFTER A SNIPER AND THAT WAS IT TO TAKE HIM OUT.

BUT DEFUNDING NOT ELABORATING ON A PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE CAN PROTECT AND GIVE OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THE EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES THAT THEY NEED I BELIEVE IS EXTREMELY -- TAMPA BAY LAW ENFORCEMENT RECEIVED OVER $14 MILLION WORTH OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT.

ON TOP OF THIS GETTING RID OF THE OUTSOURCING PROGRAM ACTUALLY SAVES MONEY.

FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND IT COSTS US $100 A DAY TO HOUSE A INMATE HERE.

BY OUTSOURCING DUE TO THE VOLUME WE CAN THAT FOR ABOUT HALF. SO THOSE RIGHT THERE ARE TWO PROGRAMS THAT WILL ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY WE'RE TRYING TO GET RID OF.

ON TOP OF THAT THE COMMUNITY VOTED FOR A NEW JAIL. IT WAS PUT OUT THERE ON THE VOTE. WE VOTED. WE WANTED A NEW JAIL.

I FIND IT VERY DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE THAT THE COMMITTEE OR THE BILL PROPOSED THIS BUDGET DID NOT UNDERSTAND HOW MANY OFFICERS IT'S GOING TO TAKE TO FUND AND FULLY HAVE THAT FACILITY UP AND RUNNING, TO PROPOSE 12 OFFICERS TO OPEN UP A FACILITY IN THE NEW JAIL

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FACILITY THAT NEEDS UP TO 35, TO ME HAS NOTHING TO DO ABOUT MONEY.

IT ONLY HAS TO DO ABOUT PUTTING CRIMINALS BACK ONTO THE STREETS. I NEED TO REMIND EVERYBODY HERE IF YOU DO DEFUND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, I AM THE HOLISTIC, YOUR ORGANIC COMMUNITY THE ROLL.

YOU DO NOT WANT ME ON THE STREETS. YOU WANT THESE WONDERFUL HEROES IN THE BLUE PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITY. IF YOU DEFUND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND GET RID OF 911 I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED YOU LEAVE 811 OPEN.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. NEXT UP, VERNON WARD. THANK YOU, SIR.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. GOOD MORNING, JUDGE, COMMISSIONERS.

THERE'S BEEN SOME PRETTY GOOD SPEAKERS AHEAD OF ME MORE ELABORATE THAN I.

I JUST HAVE A SIMPLE MESSAGE. AS A RESIDENT OF HAYS COUNTY FOR THE PAST 40 YEARS, MY WIFE AND I MOVED HERE LOOKING FOR A BETTER LIFE. WE'VE EXPERIENCED THAT.

THERE'S SUN HERE. WE NOW HAVE THREE GRANDCHILDREN THROUGH HIM HERE, AND I WANT HIM TO GROW UP IN A COUNTY THAT IS SAFE AND SECURE THE I COME HERE TODAY IT SPEAK ON BEHALF THE BUDGET CUTS FOR THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OF HAYS COUNTY, THE JAILS AND EVERYTHING.

I'M NOT A GREAT NUMBERS CRUNCHER LIKE ALL THOSE WHO PRECEDED ME, BUT I'M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT I SUPPORT OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT. I SUPPORT A JUDICIAL SYSTEM. THE MAIN CHIEF RESPONSIBILITY OF GOVERNMENT IS TO PROVIDE FOR A SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENT FOR ITS CITIZENS AGAINST AGGRESSORS.

I SEE WE STILL HAVE IN GOD WE TRUST ABOVE HERE. THAT GOD HAS ORDAINED GOVERNMENT TO REWARD THOSE THAT DO RIGHT AND TO PUNISH THOSE THAT DO WRONG.

I KNOW THAT THIS COMES ON THE HEELS OF A MOVEMENT TO DIMINISH LAW ENFORCEMENT IN OUR COUNTRY.

I DO NOT WANT OUR TEXAS, OUR HAYS COUNTY TO EMULATE THE WEST THE CITIES LIKE IMPORTANT LAND AND SEATTLE. I DON'T WANT US TO EMULATE AUSTIN.

I WANT US TO NOT ALLOW LAWNESS -- LAWLESSNESS TO RUN RAMPANT. I DO NOT WANT US TO BECOME A SOCIETY OF ANARCHY. WE NEED TO STAND FIRM BEHIND OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FUND FULLY.

AS A TAXPAYER, I COMPLAIN QUITE OFTEN ABOUT HOW MUCH I HAVE TO PAY IN TAXES, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THIS, THIS IS A BUDGET ITEM THAT NEEDS TO BE GIVEN TOP PRIORITY AND EVEN IN SOME INSTANCES TO BE FUNDED A LITTLE BIT MORE TO ASSIST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO DO THEIR JOB CORRECTLY. IF WE HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THAT ARE BRUTAL, THAT ARE NOT DOING THEIR JOB CORRECTLY THEY SHOULD BE ADDRESSED.

THEY SHOULD BE PUNISHED AND THEY SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE. BUT THAT IS THE MINIMUM.

THIS COUNTY HAS NOT REAL EXPERIENCED THESE PROBLEMS IN THE PAST.

LIKE I SAID, I'VE BEEN HERE 40 YEARS AND WE JUST HAVE NOT HAD THESE ISSUES COME UP HERE.

THANK YOU FOR THE TIME AND AS I STAND BEFORE YOU AND ASK THESE THINGS.

THANK YOU, SIR. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SIR. NEXT UP, MR. RODRIGO AMAYA.

IF I CALL SOMEONE'S NAME AND YOU'RE NOT HERE WE'LL ALWAYS LET YOU BACK IN TO CHIME BACK IN,

BUT AFTER MR. RODRIGO AMAYA WILL BE MISS SHEILA RAY. >> THANK YOU JUDGE COMMISSIONERS. I'M JUST HERE TODAY TO ASK YOU TO PLEASE SUPPORT OPENING THE AN EXTRA VOTING LOCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY. I'M A DRIVER UP THERE.

IT'S BEEN A BIG CHALLENGE WITH THE STUDENTS AND EVERYTHING, AND IT'S NOT SAFE.

YOU CAN JUSTIFY IT. YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR ALL KINDS OF INFORMATION AGAINST IT, YOU KNOW, TALKING TO A LOT OF FOLKS ABOUT IT BUT THEY ARE CONCERNED FOR THEIR SAFETY.

STUDENTS DESERVE ADEQUATE VOTING LOCATIONS, SOS. LIKE I SAID, I ASK YOU TO PLEASE

SUPPORT THAT. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

>> NEXT UP, MISS SHEILA RAY FOLLOWED BY MISS ALICIA BLYTHE. >> THANK YOU.

SO FAR, THE SOCIAL JUSTICE NARRATIVE HAS RUN THIS COURTROOM.

TODAY THAT'S KIND OF CHANGING. JUDGE BECERRA, YOU CLAIMED LAST WEEK THAT YOU GENERALLY CARED ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT. ONE OF THE WOMEN BROUGHT UP THE FACT THAT THE PLATES WERE EXPIRED. YOU SAID IT WAS A VERY TROUBLING STATEMENT TO YOU.

HOWEVER, THE PROPOSED BUDGET RIGHT NOW PROVES OTHERWISE. IT PROVES IT'S A VERY DISINGENUOUS COMMENT AND YOU'RE A LIAR. SO WE ARE THE SECOND FASTEST GROWING COUNTY IN THE NATION. WITH THAT COMES CRIME, YET YOU PROPOSE A BUDGET WITH A 4% TAX CUT. THAT'S GREAT FOR POLITICAL STRATEGY TO BOAST OF A TAX CUT AND IT LEAVES OUR SHARE OF SCRAMBLING TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO COME UP AND CLEAN UP THAT MESS. MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOU ZEROED OUT THE 3 MILLION OUTSOURCING BUDGET

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TO TAKE CARE OF OUR INMATES WHO ARE OUTSOURCED AT OTHER PLACES. YOU ALSO UNDERCUT THE STAFF BUDGET BY 1.3 MILL COMWRO THAN THAT GROWING COUNTY IT. DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

DO YOU REALIZE THE POSITION THAT YOU PUT OUR COUNTY IN. DO YOU EXPECT US TO FREE BECAUSE YOU CAN'T TAKE CARE OF THE ONES IN AND OUT. WE CAN'T OPEN UP A NEW JAIL TO FULL CAPACITY. SO THE NARRATIVE THAT'S BEEN RUN TO FIND THE SOCIAL JUSTICE WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE THAT THOSE JAILS ARE FULL OF PEOPLE WHO ARE LOW CHARGES AND IN POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA OR HOT CHECKS, BUT I WENT OVER THE CUSTODY STATUS DETAIL BEFORE.

A VERY DEPRESSING LONG ARTICLE, AND IT WAS RICH WITH REPEAT OFFEND --H REPEAT OFFENDERS, CHARGES OF ASSAULT, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND MURDER, AGGRAVATED ROBBERY.

WHAT MAN WOULD ZERO OUT THE BUDGET? IS IT A JOKE BECAUSE TO ME IT'S A LACK OF INTEGRITY. THE MAN YOU APPOINTED AS PROOF OF THAT IS YOUR CHIEF OF STAFF.

HIS NAME IS ON THE BRADY LIST. IF Y'ALL DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS I EXPECT Y'ALL TO GOOGLE THAT.

FIGURE OUT WHAT THE BRADY LIST IS ON THERE. HE'S ALSO EMERGENCY MEDICAL COORDINATOR AND HIS NAME AND YOUR NAME IS TIED UP IN COVID TESTING AT HAMPTON HOTEL.

GOOGLE THAT, TOO. HE'S ALSO RUNNING FOR SHERIFF. MOST ALARMING.

SEEMS LIKE A NICE CORRUPT KINGDOM OF COUNTY OFFICIALS. KNOW THIS I'M ONE VOICE BUT IN LARGE PART THIS COURTROOM IS PROOF OF WHAT ONE VOICE CAN DO AND WE ARE SPEAKING OUT SO DO THIS. DO YOUR JOB THAT WE ELECTED YOU TO DO.

GIVE SHERIFF CUTLER THE FUNDS HE NEEDS TO RUN THIS COUNT WITH A WORKABLE BUDGET.

PULLS OFFICERS OUT OF NOWHERE. WE NEED THIS. THE COUNTY OUTFITTED FOR THE HOUR THAT SHE'S IN. THERE'S THREATS AT OUR DOOR RIGHT THERE IN AUSTIN BY THE FITTING OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH WITH WHAT THEY NEED TO DO THEIR JOB AND DO IT SAFELY.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM. NEXT UP, MISS ALICIA BLYTHE.

>> MY NAME IS ALICIA BLYTHE AND I AM NOT FOR DEFUNDING OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

IT'S NOT AN OPTION. TODAY OF ALL TIMES WE NEED TO BE DOING THE OPPOSITE.

WE NEED TO PROVIDE MORE FOR THEM IN STAFF AND UPDATED EQUIPMENT AND SAFETY.

CRISES ARE NOT THE TIME FOR SOCIAL WORKERS. IT'S THE TIME FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT. I'VE LIVED IF WIMBERLEY FOR 34 YEARS.

I WENT TO TEXAS STATE. I GREW UP IN AUSTIN. I'M A TEACHER, A SCHOOL COUNSELOR AND NOW A TRAINED EDUCATOR. AND IN ALL OF MY CAREER I'VE GONE THROUGH MANY TRAININGS ON HOW TO PROTECT KIDS IN EMERGENCIES, LOCKDOWNSS ACTIVE SHOOTINGS, AND SCARY THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN IN OUR SCHOOLS TODAY -- LOCKDOWNS.

WE HAVE TO HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT TO HELP IN THOSE TIMES, AND I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THEM.

I WAS A COUNSELOR AT WIMBERLEY JUNIOR HIGH IN 1999. THE WEEK AFTER COME UM BIN.

WE -- COLUMBINE. WE DISCOVEREDSTUDENTS OF OURS WHO HAD BEEN THREATENING TO DO A SIMILAR THING ON OUR CAMPUS. YOU MOST LIKELY DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING IN THE PRESS ABOUT THAT SITUATION. THAT'S BECAUSE IT WAS PROFESSIONALLY AND QUICKLY HANDLED BY THE HAYS COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT, HAND IN HAND WITH OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION. IT WAS SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH FOR THE TEXAS GOVERNOR AT THE TIME GEORGE W. BUSH. HE CAME IT OUR CAMPUS AND SPOKE WITH ALL OUR PARENTS.

I WAS VERY GRATEFUL FOR OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT ON THAT DAY. SO CURRENTLY, LAST THURSDAY I WAS SHOPPING AT HV IN WIMBERLEY ANDED ON THE SPEAKER, HV IS NOW IN LOCKDOWN.

PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE ENTRANCES AND WINDOWS. MY HUSBAND WAS TEXTING ME AND SAYING THERE WERE A LOT OF COP CARS RIGHT DOWN THE STREET AND TO BE VERY CAREFUL.

FOUND OUT IT WAS AN ACTIVE SHOOTER AND THEY WERE IN PURSUIT OF HIM.

AFTER BEING IN LOCKDOWN AT WIMBERLEY HTV FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES WE WERE FINALLY ABLE TO SAFELY LEAVE AND GO HOME. I AM AGAIN, VERY GRATEFUL FOR HAYS COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT.

THEY ARE PROFESSIONAL. WE NEED THEM. WE NEED TO SUPPORT THEM AND PROVIDE FOR THEM AND NOT DEFUND THEM IN THE BUDGET. THERE ARE BAD COPS.

THERE ARE BAD TEACHERS. THERE ARE BAD GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

THERE IS BAD IN EVERY CAREER. THE ANSWER IS NEVER TO PENALIZE ALL BECAUSE OF A FEW.

I WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH A POWERFUL THOUGHT. THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING. LET'S CHOOSE TO GB MEN AND WOMEN -- GOOD MEN AND WOMEN FILLED WITH TRUE WISDOM. LET'S CHOOSE TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT

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AND NEEDED FOR OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS, WHO PUT THEIR LIVES OUT THERE EVERY DAY

FOR US. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM. NEXT UP, MR. ROBERT KEATON

FOLLOWED BY MR. DAN LYON. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE. THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS.

I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE. I LIVED IN AUSTIN FOR 40 YEARS AND IT TOOK ME 40 YEARS TO BE HERE. I EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR MY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND URGE YOU NOT TO DIVERT OR REALLOCATE FUNDS IN ANY WAY WAY FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT BUT INSTEAD TO INCREASE THEIR FUNDING COMMISERATE WITH THE HUGE GROWTH THAT HAYS COUNTY IS EXPERIENCING. I'M ASKING THAT YOU RESTORE WHAT YOU'VE CUT OUT FROM THE BUDGET.

FULLY STAFF THE NEW COUNTY JAIL. ABOUT 289 ARE IN THE JAIL AND 160 ARE OUTSOURCED DUE TO THE EFFORTS OF OUR SHERIFF. HE'S BEEN ABLE TO GET THAT COST DOWN IT.

COSTS US ABOUT $100 BUCKS A CA TO HOUSE THEM HERE. HE CAN SEND THEM OUT FOR ABOUT $60 A DAY. ZERO OUTSOURCING. IT'S ZBON FROM THE BUDGET.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH THOSE INMATES? THEY SAY WE HAVE IT TAKE CARE OF THEM. RELEASE SNEM I DON'T KNOW. DEPARTMENT 6-1A OF ALL THE NEW POSITIONS REQUESTED NONE WERE APED. SUCH AS REQUEST FOR A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER TO TAKE CARE OF OUR CHILDREN IN HAYS COUNTY. IT'S EXPONENTIALLY GROWING FASTER THAN ANY OTHER COUNTY IN THE NATION. REQUEST FOR A NEW DETECTIVE TO ADDRESS THE INCREASE IN MAJOR CRIMES. I THINK THAT'S PRETTY IMPORTANT.

LAST WEEK WE HEARD ABOUT WOMEN WHOSE HUSBANDS NOT HAVING ADEQUATE BODY ARMOR.

IT WAS DENIED. I'M REMINDED OF THOSE SIGNS YOU SEE IN NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE RESIDENTS ARE TRYING TO GET FOLKS TO SLOW DOWN. THEY SAY DRIVE LIKE YOUR KIDS LIVE HERE. WELL JUDGE, COUNCIL, I WANT THIS COURT TO SLOW DON, AND ASK THE GUGHT YOUR CHILD OR SPOUSE WAS A MEMBER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. I ASK GOD TO BLESS DECISION.

WE BACK THE BLUE. >> THANK YOU, SIR. MR. DAN LYON FOLLOWED BY

MR. KENT LANERTE. -- LANERT. >> THANK YOU JUDGE BECERRA.

LAST WEEK A LADY SPOKE AND SAID HER HUSBAND DID NOT HAVE LIGHTS, SIRENS, OR SIREN ON HIS PATROL CAR OR A PROPER BULLETPROOF VEST. WELL I WAS ABLE TO COMPILE A PARTIAL LIST OF THINGS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS WHICH APPARENTLY THE SHERIFF CONSIDERS MORE IMPORTANT. SPOTLESS CLEANING. MAY 2018.

JANITORIAL SERVICES, $500. OMNI CORPUS CHRISTI LODGING, $1251.20.

EMERALD BEACH HOTEL LODGING, $510.60. THIS IS FOR THE SHERIFF, MIND YOU. HOLIDAY INN TYLER, SOUTH BROADWAY LODGING, $683.10.

THELESS CLEANING, JULY OF 2018, $500. GATEHOUSE, AUSTIN, 13-WEEK SUBSCRIPTION, $201.47. TIME-WARNER CABLE, CAPABLE TV 1, $37.65.

LA QUINTA INN AND SUITES, $53.10. TIME WARNER CABLE, CABLE TV, $393.42. EAGLES WINGS RETREAT CENTER, LODGING $105.

TIME-WARNER CABLE TV $413.88. CARSTONE INCORPORATED 12-INCH LIMESTONE STAR SLASH ENGRAVING, $200. NATIONAL PEN COMPANY LLC NOTEPADS AND PENS, $225.23.

ALPHA GRAPHICS BUSINESS CARDS, $367.50. COLOR MIX GRAPHICS, STRESS BALLS COMMUNITY OUTREACH, $494.87. RENTAL CARE, $218.49. ADARAMA DRONES $415.

NATIONAL SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP DUES $200. SPOTLESS CLEANING, JANUARY, $500. BARTON PUBLICATIONS ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION, $2.

TIME-WARNER CABLE, $137.63, AND FINALLY GOT SMART AND STARTED PUTTING THIS THING ON CARD SERVICE WHEN THEY GOT LODGING. CART SERVICE IN LODGING, $3,456.94.

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ADD INTELLIGENT BATTERIES AND CAMERA FOR QUAD HELICOPTER $11,424, AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I SUBMIT TO YOU THAT WE DON'T HAVE A FUNDING PROBLEM. WE HAVE A PRIORITY PROBLEM.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THANK YOU, SIR. MR. KENT, FOLLOWED BY MISS MARY

K. LEONARD. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MY NAME IS -- CITIZEN OF HAYS COUNTY, LAW ENFORCEMENT HAYS COUNTY AND ALL COUNTIES OF TEXAS.

I'M HERE IT TO TELL THIS COMMISSIONERS COSHT HOW RIDICULOUS IT IS TO REDUCE THE FUNDING OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OF HAYS COUNTY. THIS ACTION IS NOT SERVING THE TAXPAYERS OF THIS COMMUNITY AS HAS BEEN SAID MANY TIMES ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING COUNTIES IN THE STATE AND THE NATION. IN AN ATTEMPT TO REDUCE THE BUDGET FOR THESE LAW ENFORCEMENT IS UNCONSCIONABLE. FROM THE RESEARCH I'VE DONE, THE COMMISSIONERS AND SOME OF THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE QUESTIONABLE AGENDAS THAT SEEM TO ME TO BE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE AND CLOSELY ALIGN SOME NEWLY FORMED GROUPS THAT ARE ORDER IS AND GUIDED FROM OUTSIDE THIS COMMUNITY BRINGING IN LOCAL OUTSIDERS WITH MONEY TO FLOOD THIS FOR TUM SKEW THE OPINIONS AND AN ATTEMPT TO BRING FORTH LIBERAL AGENDAS SPREADING DOWN FROM AUSTIN IS NO GOOD.

THIS IS NOT WHAT I BELIEVE IS THE GREATER MAJORITY OF HAYS COUNTY AND THE STATE WANTS THIS -- WE DON'T WANT TO BECOME LIKE THE PORTLANDS, THE CHICAGOS AND SEATTLES.

WE'RE TIRED AND MOVED HERE PARTLY DUE TO THIS. I'M NOT ONE TO BECOME INVOLVED WITH LOCAL POLITICS BUT WHEN I HEAR AND SEE SOMETHING THAT SEEMS WRONG AND INAPPROPRIATE I'M GOING TO DO SOMETHING. I'M IN NO WAY -- IN NO WAY GOOD FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

I WILL SPEAK UP AND DO WHATEVER I CAN TO DETER IT. I BELIEVE THESE POLICIES ARE RESTRICTING LAW ENFORCEMENT IT PERFORM THEIR APPOINTED JOBS, CAN LEAD TO DANGEROUSLY TO OTHER SIMILAR CHANGES LEADING TO THAT KIND OF ACTION HAPPENING CURRENTLY IN THOSE CITIES WE'VE ALL DISCUSSED BEFORE. WE NEED TO LET HONOURABLE PEOPLE WHO WILL MAKE BUDGET POLICY DECISIONS WHICH REFLECTS THE WILL OF THE MAJORITY OF TAXPAYING VOTERS NOT VOCAL OUTSIDERS WHO DON'T HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN THIS COUNTY AND ITS CITIZENS AND TAXPAYERS OF HAYS COUNTY. THINGS NEED TO CHANGE COMING UP IN NOVEMBER.

WE NEED PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE THEY ARE REPRESENTING. DEFUNDING THE POLICE OR REDUCING THE BUDGETS IS IN NO WAY

SUPPORTING OR PROTECTING THE PEOPLE THEY SERVING. >> THANK YOU SIR.

NEXT UP MISS MARY KAY LEONARD. FOLLOWED BY MISS THE ANY COSTANZO.

>> GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS MARY KAY LEONARDS. I'M A VERY CONCERNED CITIZEN OF HAYS COUNTY. I COME BEFORE YOU TO PLEAD FOR THE RESIDENTS OF HAYS COUNTY.

I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 221. I WAS SHOCKED TO SEE SUCH -- 2021. I WAS SHOCKED TO SEE SUCH DRASTIC BUDGET CUTS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. I TALKED TO INDIVIDUALS WHO THOUGHT THIS -- WHO -- I TALKED TO INFORMED INDIVIDUALS TO SEE IF THEY THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA.

THE GENERAL CONSENSUS WAS A BIG FAT NO! WHY? BECAUSE OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HAVE DATED AND UNSAFE EQUIPMENT OF THE VEHICLES THEY DRIVE AS WE HEARD HAVE OVER 100,000 MILES ON THEM. I WOULDN'T LET MY CHILD DRIVE IN UNSAFE VECHBLEGHT THE BUDGET DOESN'T ALLOW FOR NEW OR UPDATED EQUIPMENT.

INSTEAD OF TAKING AWAY FUNDS HOW ABOUT FUNDING OTHER CUTS TO INCREASE OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT BUDGET OR HEAVEN FORBID, RAISE TAXES THE LARGEST GROWING COUNTY TO FUND OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH SAFE UPDATED EQUIPMENT. ENOUGH MAN POWER TO ENSURE ALL OF OUR SAFETY.

AND TO HAVE ENOUGH FUNDING TO PAY FOR THOSE HARD WORK INDIVIDUALS.

I PERSONALLY WOULDN'T MIND SPENDING A LITTLE MORE TO FEEL SAFE FOR MY FAMILY.

WE, IF I DIDN'T MENTION, WE HAD THE LARGEST FASTEST GROWING COUNTY IN TEXAS.

IT MAKES NO SENSE TO CUT LAW ENFORCEMENT BUDGETS, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH A TIME OF UNREST.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I WANT TO FEEL SAFEMENT I WANT OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT IT FEEL SAFE.

THEY PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR THIS WHOLE COMMUNITY, FOR THE FAMILY AND FOR FRIENDS.

I THINK THAT CUTTING ARE RIDICULOUS. WHEN MAKING 20921 BUDGET YOU

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NEED TO CONSIDER THE SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY THE ABOUT GETTING VOTES.

START PROTECTING THE CITIZENS AND OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT. SAFETY SHOULD BE OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE. SOME RESEARCH I'VE DONE SAID STATE VIOLENT CRIMES IN TEXAS IS ON INCREASE A STUDY SAID VIOLENT CRIMES INCLUDING MURDER JUMPED UP AGAIN LAST WEEK IN TEXAS IT.

ALSO SAID THAT TEXAS IS OUTPACING THE NATION IN MURDERS AND OTHER VIOLENT CRIMES.

HOW DOES CUTTING THE BUDGET EVEN MAKE SENSE? THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS I'VE TALKED TO ARE OVERWORKED AND OVERSTRESSED. NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO CUT FUNDING, EQUIPMENT, PAYROLL. NOW IS THE TIME TO KEEP ALL OF US SAFE INCLUDING LAW ENFORCEMENT. I KNOW I'LL BE VOTING FOR INDIVIDUALS IN OUR COMMUNITYY WHO CARE ABOUT SAFETY AND PROTECTION FOR CITIZENS NOT VOTES.

INDIVIDUALS WHO PUT THE PEOPLE THEY REPRESENT FIRST. PEOPLE WHO MERIT MY VOTE, NOT PEOPLE WHO WANT TO APS SOME VOTERS W MINUTELY LOWERING TAXES JUST BECAUSE OF AN ELECTION

YEAR. THANK YOU. >> GREAT TIMING.

THANK YOU, MA'AM. NEXT UP, WE HAVE MISS BRITTANY COSTANO FOLLOWED BY MR. JOSEPH HAGY. IT'S VERY SMALL PRINT. SORRY IF I SAID THAT WRONG.

>> GOOD MORNING, JUDGE. THANK YOU FOR THE TIME TODAY. I WANT TO TELL KIND OF AN EMBARRASSING STORY, BITS A SCENARIO THAT'S VERY REAL IF WE DEFUND OUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. I WAS A VICTIM. I HAD A STALKER FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT -- I WAS SO LUCKY TO HAVE GO OUT AND TRY TO FIND THIS INDIVIDUAL AND GET THEM BEHIND BARS, BUT IT TOOK 478 VIOLATIONS OF THAT PROTECTIVE ORDER TO FINALLY GET HIM BEHIND BARS. I HAVE A SPECIAL NEEDS SON THAT WAS VICTIMIZED FOR 2 1/2 YEARS. I WAS TERRORIZED. I HAD TO LIVE WITH FAMILY ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THEIR HOME HIDING FOR SIX MONTHS WAITING FOR THE POLICE TO BE ABLE TO SAVE ME AND MAKE ME SAFE. BECAUSE OF RECENT BUDGET CUTS WITH HE STATE JAILS, HE'S GETTING OUT. HE'S NOT SERVING EVEN HALF OF HIS ORIGINAL SENTENCE AND ALL OF THE PROGRAMS, THE REHABILITATIONAL PROGRAMS HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN HAVE STOPPED.

HE WON'T BE PART OF ANY OF THEM. HE'LL BE OUT IN THREE WEEKS, JUDGE, AND I AM BEGGING YOU NOT TO TAKE MONEY OUT OF THESE -- OF THIS BUDGET. DON'T PUT VICTIMS LIKE MYSELF IN A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE NO WAY OF BEING SAFE BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A DEPARTMENT.

WE DON'T HAVE OFFICERS TO GET OUT THERE. BECAUSE THIS IS VERY REAL.

IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT OUR LOCAL JAIL'S BUDGET. THE STATE IS LETTING OUT VIOLENT FELONS. THIS MAN IS A VIOLENT FELON. THE JAIL, THE LOCAL JAIL HAYS COUNTY AFTER A JUDGE LIKE YOU MR. BECERRA SEALED MY ADDRESS FOR MY PROTECTION I HAD TO MOVE TO GET AWAY FROM THIS INDIVIDUAL. THE JAIL ACCIDENTALLY GAVE HIM MY ADDRESS. THEY FORGOT TO REDACT IT BECAUSE OF LACK OF TRAINING.

SO I'M BEGGING YOU TO PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T TAKE MONEY OUT OF THESE POCKETS.

GIVE THEM MORE. GIVE THEM THE TRAINING THAT THEY NEED TO KEEP US SAFE ON A DAILY BASIS BECAUSE I COULD BE YOUR SISTER, YOUR MOTHER OR YOUR WIFE.

THANK YOU, JUDGE. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH. GENUINELY APPRECIATE IT.

NEXT UP MR. JOSEPH HOGUE. OK, THANK YOU. FOLLOWED BY MISS GLENDA JACOBS.

>> FIRST, I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR ALLOWING US TO HAVE BEEN.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE LAW ENFORCEMENT WHO ARE HERE AND PROTECT US EVERY DAY.

THAT YOUNG LADY IS ACTUALLY MY EMPLOYEE. I CALLED HER LAST NIGHT AFTER FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS THE SEVERITY OF THESE BUDGET CUTS. I'VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE.

BUT AS A GENTLEMAN SAID EARLIER WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING GUESS WHAT HAPPENS.

I'VE BEEN IN THIS COMMUNITY FOR 20 YEARS. PLUS MY WIFE IS FROM DRIPPING SPRINGS, GRADUATED FROM DRIPPING SPRINGS. TO CUT THESE BUDGETS BY ALMOST HALF -- ALMOST HALF, SIR. HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THOSE NUMBERS? THEY HAVE 207 SFLEKS THEIR FLEET. -- VEHICLES IN THEIR FLEET.

ASK FOR 50 MORE BECAUSE OVER 50 HAVE 150,000 MILES? I LIVE AT THE VERY POINT OF HAYS COUNTY, YOU KNOW HOW FAR AWAY THAT IS FROM HERE? 48 MINUTES.

I DROVE IT THIS MORNING. HOW ARE THEY GOING TO GET TO ME ON TIME? THEY ARE NOT. SO A GOOD MAN IS GOING TO HAVE TO DO A BAD DEED AND SIT THERE AND WAIT FOR YOU GUYS TO COME BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO CUT THE BUDGET.

WE HAVE A JAIL THAT WE SPENT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WE VOTED IT IN BECAUSE WE THE

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PEOPLE NEED MORE JAIL. YOU'RE GOING TO GIVE US 12 OFFICERS THEY NEED 30 PLUS TO RUN THAT JAIL. THAT'S BARELY A THIRD. SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THAT SPACE JUST SENT THERE EMENTY? YOU GUYS ARE BETTER, WAY BETTER. I SHOULDN'T -- EMPTY.

I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FEAR FOR MY EMPLOYEE BECAUSE Y'ALL DIDN'T DO YOUR JOB BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO DO THEIR JOB. ALL OF THOSE MEN ARE GOING TO DO THEIR JOB 1% WITH THE CRAP THAT YOU'RE GOING TO GIVE. WE DON'T WANT TO BE AUSTIN. WE DON'T WANT TO BE SEATTLE.

WE DON'T WANT TO BE PORTLAND. WE DON'T WANT TO BE ANY OF THOSE PLACES.

THAT'S WHY WE LIVE IN THE COUNTRY. THE COUNTRY OR THE THE OVERALL COUNTRY IS COMING US TO AS BEING ONE OF THE TOP GROWING COUNTIES IN THE STATE FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS. OUR POPULATION IS GOING THROUGH THE ROOF.

I SEE IT IN MY LITTLE SLEEPY TOWN OF DRIPPING SPRINGS. HERE ON THE EAST SIDE OF 12.

WELCOME TO NEW CALIFORNIA. YOU'RE STILL ON THE WEST SIDE OF 12? YOU'RE STILL IN THE COUNTRY. I THINK WE HAVE ALLOCATED TWO SHERIFFS TO PATROL THAT WHOLE CORNER SPOT UP THERE. IT'S NOT ENOUGH, SIR. IT'S NOT ENOUGH.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEXT UP, MISS GLENDA JACOBS. >> ABOVE ALL IS LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THOSE LAWS. I WAS SO GLAD WHEN I LOOKED AT THE COUNTY WEBSITE LAST NIGHT WHEN I WAS THINKING ABOUT COMING HERE TODAY.

BY THE WAY IT'S MY FIRST TIME TO SPEAK AT COMMISSIONERS COURTNEY. WHERE I WAS LOOKING AT THE QUOTATION FROM YOU JUDGE BECERRA ABOUT THE LEAN BUDGET AND YOU WERE LOOKING AT FOCUSING ON CORE ESSENTIAL SERVICES. I EVEN HIGHLIGHTED IT HERE IN PINK.

I'M SO GLAD TO SEE. THAT ALSO WHEN YOU SPOKE EARLIER THIS MORNING AND SAID PART OF WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AS A COURT OF ORDER IS YOU WANT TO MAINTAIN THAT ORDER.

THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT IN MAINTAINING THE ORDER AND PROTECTING THE FAMILY OF MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND EXTENDLY OF MY COMMUNITY AND THIS COUNTY IS LAW ENFORCEMENT.

AS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING COUNTIES IN THE NATION INSTEAD OF CUTTING OUR BUDGET WE NEED TO LOOK AT HOW DO WE SUPPLEMENT THAT BUDGET. WE KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING NATIONWIDE AND ALL OVER OFFICERS DON'T NEED LESS. THEY NEED MORE.

THEY NEED MORE TRAINING. SO AS A TAXPAYER AND CONCERNED CITIZEN MORE IMPORTANTLY EVEN THOUGH MONEY MAY BE COMING OUT OF MY POCKET I KNOW WHEN TIMES ARE LEAN IN MY FAMILY YOU CUT

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NEW SHOES. YOU CUT SPENDING ON NEW PROJECTS BUT DO YOU NOT GET AWAY FROM THAT CORE ESSENTIAL FUNCTION, WHICH IS PROVIDING LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE SAFETY OF OUR PEOPLE. SO LIKE I SAID THE COMPARATIVE SPENDING.

I'M ASKING EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU COMMISSIONERS AND JUDGE BECERRA AS YOU GO THROUGH THE BUDGET AND I UNDERSTAND THIS AFTERNOON YOU THINK SPECIFICALLY WITH THE NUMBER ONE FUNCTION OF IT IS TO HAVE GOVERNMENT, AND THIS IS PROVIDING FOR THE SAFETY OF PEOPLE, THE SAFETY OF ALL PEOPLE. PARKS ARE WONDERFUL. SERVICES ARE WONDERFUL, BUT IF WE DO NOT HAVE THAT FUNDAMENTAL SAFETY, NONE OF THOSE OTHER THINGS MATTER.

SO AS YOU LOOK AT EVERY INDIVIDUALITE THEM YOUR BUDGET I ASK YOU TO THINK ABOUT THAT CORE FUNCTION FIRST. SO WE HAVE HAD SOME GREAT OFFICERS.

I KNOW OFFICER RON HOOD WHO COMES OUT OR CONSTABLE RON HOOD. HE KEEPS MY FAMILY SAFE.

I WANT TO HELP HIM IN KEEPING ALL THE WOMEN AND MEN IN BLUE TO KEEP THEM SAFE AND FUND THEM

WELL. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM. NEXT UP MR. KYLE SCHOFIELD.

>> THANK YOU TO THE MEMBERS OF COURT AND CONCERNED CITIZENS BEHIND ME.

A BEAUTIFUL AMOUNT OF PEOPLE HERE. MY NAME KYLE SCOFIELD AND THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS ABOUT ME. I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE POLLING LOCATIONS AT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY. ALSO I'M HERE TO REPRESENT PRIMARILY THE STUDENT VETERAN POPULATION OUT OF TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY.

I'M THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF VETERANS ALLIANCE OF TEXAS STATE.

I AM ALSO A RESIDENT OF SAN MARCOS SINCE 1909 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SIX YEARS I WAS IN THE U.S. NAVY. THE MAIN PURPOSE I WANT TO EMPHASIZE HERE IS THE LACK OF POLLING LOCATIONS AT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY IN. 1909 THE STUDENT BODY POPULATION IN THE STATE WAS 20,000. WE'RE NOW AT 38,000 STUDENTS. HAVING ONLY A SINGULAR VOTING LOCATION AT THE CAMPUS AS HAS BEEN COMMON PRACTICE FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF ELECTIONS CYCLES CREATES EXCESS OF FOUR, FIVE, SIX HOURS LONG. SPECIFICALLY WITH THE STUDENT VETERAN LATION. THE NONTRADITIONAL INSTITUTE ENTERS AND THEY DO NOT -- THEY ARE BALANCING SCHOOLWORK WITH ACTUAL LIFE WITH FAMILY LIFE AND THE AGOILT HAVE THAT MUCH TIME TO VOTE THERE'S A CHILLING EFFECT ON THE ABILITY TO VOTE. VETERANS IN GENERAL WE HAVE VERY GOOD IDEA OF PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS AND I'M SORRY. WE HAVE A VERY GOOD IDEA ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS AND WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS WHEN PRESIDENTS MAKE CERTAIN DECISIONS.

WE HAVE BEEN THERE WE HAVE BOOTS ON THE GROUND. WE HAVE VERY GOOD IDEAS OF WHAT THINGS ARE LIKE. BECAUSE THINGS ARE VERY INVOLVED OF VOTING PROCESS.

AS THIS COURT TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER INCLUDING ADDITIONAL POLLING LOCATIONS THANK YOU.

>> NEXT UP MISS LAUREN BULE. >> FOLLOWED BY MR. CHARLIE RICHARDSON.

WE'LL GIVE HER TIME. ARE YOU HERE? THANK YOU SIR.

IF YOU'LL PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM. >> I WANT A SECOND AND THIRD.

MY NAME IS CHARLIE RICHARDSON. I WANT A SECOND AND THIRD FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SAID GIVE THANKS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. I REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY YOU SPEAK TO ME THE COURT AND JUCHBLEGHT I WOKE UP THINKING I NEED TO SPEAK I NEED TO SHOW SUPPORT. I'M IN THE SURE WHAT I'M GOING TO SAY.

MY WIFE AND FOUR KIDS MOVED TO HAYS COUNTY. THE STORY I'M GOING TO TELL IS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. I THOUGHT THERE WERE GOING TO BE MORE YOUNGER PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT HOW HORRIBLE POLICE OFFICERS WERE AND THAT SORT OF THING SO I THOUGHT I WOULD DELAY IT A LITTLE BIT. WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I REMEMBER I HAD SOME SUCCESS IN BUSINESS. I HAD GONE TO A BUSINESS MEETING IN THE SACRAMENTO AREA, GOT OUT OF THE BUSINESS MEETING LATE. I HAD A NICE CAR. I WAS PROBABLY A LITTLE MORE COCKY THAN I SHOULD HAVE BEEN. I WAS HEADING TO MY SISTER'S HOUSE AND I TOOK THE WRONG HIGHWAY, WENT UP HIGHWAY 80, WENT UP ABOUT 45 MINUTES, WENT SPEEDING BACK TO SACRAMENTO AND ON MY WAY UP TO THE 50, THE TAHOE. AND THAT HAPPENED TO BE A BIG

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DRUG-RUN AREA. I WASN'T RUNNING DRUGS, BUT I WAS GOING OVER 100 MILES AN HOUR AND I REMEMBER LOOKING IN MY REARVIEW MIRROR AND SEEING FOUR POLICE OFFICERS FLYING OVER THE HILL. MY FIRST REACTION WAS -- I HATE TO SAY THIS BECAUSE MY SON IS OVER THERE RIGHT NOW. MY FIRST REACTION WAS TO GET TO OFF THE HIGHWAY QUICKLY, BUT THE POLICE OFFICERS HAD PINNED ME TO THE -- THEY CAUGHT UP TO ME SO QUICKLY THEY PINNED ME TO THE SIDE. THEY CAME OUT OF THE CAR, PUT GUNS TO MY HEAD, AND PROCEEDED TO YELL AND ME AND SAID COULD YOU HAVE KILLED MY PARTNERS. DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID? THAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST PIVOTAL TIMES IN MY LIFE. THEY PUT ME IN THE BACK OF THE COP CAR, HAD ME IN HANDCUFFS, PUT ME IN JAIL AND ACTUALLY I REMEMBER CRYING ON THE WAY TO JAIL AND I SAID, I'M SO SORRY! I'M SO SORRY! THAT BROKE ME.

IT HUMBLED ME. THAT WAS SES OF ME -- THAT WAS THE PROCESS OF ME UNDERSTANDING RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY. I WAS TALK -- A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT CRIMES PEOPLE DO, AND I WASN'T RUNNING DRUGS. I HADN'T ROBBED ANYONE. I HAD DONE ANY MAJOR CRIMES.

I WAS SPEEDING. I WAS TRYING TO GET HOME. I WAS JUSTIFYING IT IN MY MIND AND ALSO A LITTLE BIT REBELLIOUS TO THE POLICE, SO ANYWAY. I WANTED TO SAY THAT THE BIG THINGS OFFICERS DO BUT ALSO THE DAY-TO-DAY THINGS ACHANGES PEOPLE'S LIVES AND THEY MUST BE WELL EQUIPPED AND PREPARED TO DO THEIR JOBS. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MISS LAUREN HUBELEE. >> HELLO.

I'M LAUREN HUBELEE AND I'M A CITIZEN OF SAN MARCOS. JUDGE BECERRA, COMMISSIONERS INGALSBE, JONES, SHELL AND SMITH. YOU ARE ABOUT TO FINALIZE A BUDGET FOR THE NEXT FINANCIALLY CHALLENGING YEAR I RETURNED SEVERAL WEEKS NOW REQUESTING YOU THAT INCLUDE IN THE 2021 BUDGET FUNDING FOR A PROGRAM TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE GLARING GAPS IN OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS. A SAMPLING OF THESE GAPS INCLUDE THE FACT THAT THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT A THREAT TO SOCIETY THAT SIMPLY SIT IN JAIL BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY TOO POOR TO AFFORD BAIL. THERE ARE ALSO COUNTLESS REPEAT OFFENDERS WHO CYCLE THROUGH OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM YET WHAT THEY REALLY NEED ARE ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

PLEASE HEAR THIS COMMISSIONERS. THE REASON THESE GAPS EXIST IS THEY ACTUALLY FALL BETWEEN JOB DESCRIPTIONS IN THIS COUNTY. IN OUR CURRENT STRUCTURE, NO ONE IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS ISSUE. YOU CAN TRY AS YOU WILL TO PIECEMEAL A SOLUTION, BUT YOU WON'T SUCCEED UNTIL YOU CHARGE AN ORGANIZATION WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OVERSIGHT.

YOU CAN CALL IT A HOLISTIC DEFENSE PROGRAM OR PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE, OR WHATEVER YOU'D LIKE TO CALL IT, BUT UNTIL IT EXISTS THE SAME CHALLENGES WILL EXIST.

IT IS STILL WITHIN YOUR POWER TO FUND THE PROGRAM AND THEN APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO TAYLOR IT TO HAYS COUNTY'S SPECIFIC NEEDS. LAST WEEK, AND THIS WEEK THE COURTROOM WAS FILLED WITH INDIVIDUALS WHO SPEAK PASSIONATELY ABOUT THEIR FEARS, FEAR FOR SAFETY, FEAR FOR LACK OF EQUIPMENT FOR OUR POLICE AND SHERIFF DEPARTMENT, AND FEAR FOR CRIMINALS BEING RELEASED.

WHO WOULD THREATEN OUR SOCIETY. IT IS GOOD AND IT WAS GOOD TO BE JOINED BY FELLOW CITIZENS WHO CARED DEEPLY ABOUT THIS COUNTY AS I THE AS ELECTED OFFICIALS YOU GET TO CHOOSE FROM A VARIETY OF TACTIC TO RALLY SUPPORT AMONG THE CONSTIFT -- CONSTITUENTS YOU HAVE.

ONE IS FEAR MONGERING. THE SPREADING OF FRIGHTENING AND SCAJ RATE RUMORS OF IMPENDING DANGER TO PURPOSELY AROUSE FEAR IN ORDER TO MANIPULATE THE PUBLIC.

SOME OF THE DARKEST HOURS OF AMERICAN HISTORY OCCURRED BECAUSE OF FEAR MONGERING.

WHAT DO WE LOSE WITH FEAR AMONG SNERG WE FORGET WE'RE ONE COMMUNITY.

WE FORGET THAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN WE REALIZE. INSTEAD WE BECOME US AND THEM AND WE FORGET WE'RE NEIGHBORS. FRANKLY COMMISSIONERS, YOU CAN ALL DO BETTER.

YOU CAN SPEAK YOUR TRUTH AND YOU CAN ENGAGE WITH MANY CONVERSATIONS WITH ALL OF US.

YOU CAN USE LEADERSHIP INSTEAD OF INSTILLING FEAR TO SEE US THROUGH OUR DIFFERENCES AND SOLVE ALL THE CHAPTERS THAT -- CHALLENGES WE FACE TODAY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MA'AM. NEXT UP, MISS JOY MONTGOMERY. FOLLOWED BY MISS CLAUDIA PEREZ.

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>> GOOD MORNING, JUDGE BECERRA AND RESPECTIVE COMMISSIONERS. THANK YOU ALL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK THIS MORNING. MY NAME IS JOY MONTGOMERY AND I ALONG WITH MY HUSBAND HAVE RAISED SIX DAUGHTERS AND NOW HAVE 14 GRANDCHILDREN AND WE RESIDE IN THE DRIPPING SPRINGS AREA. NOW HOW DEEPLY INVESTED MY HUSBAND'S FAMILY HAS EVERY NIGHT IN HAYS COUNTY BUT TO SAY THE LEAST WE LOVE HAYS COUNTY AND LOVE THOSE WE DEPEND ON IT KEEP IT SAFE. THIS PAST SATURDAY WE VENTURED INTO AUSTIN SO THE TRIPS ARE BECOME FEWER AND FURTHER BETWEEN BECAUSE OF THE NEGATIVELY IMPACTED DECISIONS LEADERSHIP HAS MADE. WE BECAME A STATISTIC OF THEIR DECISION TO FUND THE POLICE IN LIGHT ACROSS FROM THE FRONT DOORSS OF -- OUR VEHICLE WAS BROKEN INTO. -- DOORS. THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT IN AUSTIN HAS BEEN EMBOLDENED THAT CRIMINALS HAVE CARTE BLANCHE IN AUSTIN TO DO WHAT THEY WILL BECAUSE THERE WILL NOT BE ANYONE TO STOP THEM. ALL OVER OUR COUNTRY CITIZENS ARE ENCOURAGING CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR TO SAY THEY ARE LIMITED IF NOT VOID OF THOSE THEY SERVE AND PROTECT. WE IN HAYS COUNTY ARE NOT WILLING TO STAND BY SILENTLY AND LET THIS COURT DO TO OUR COUNTIES AND TOWNS AND WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THESE OTHER PLACES.

YOU JUDGE BECERRA REASON ADMINISTRATOR, ELECTED AND SWORN TO MANAGE AFFAIRS ALLOCATE FUNDS AND APPROPRIATELY IT MAINTAIN THE SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTY.

ONE OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES IS TO WORK EFFECTIVELY AS A LEADER AND AS A MEMBER OF THIS COURT GUIDING THIS TEAM OF COMMISSIONERS IN MAKING WISE DECISIONS, MOST BENEFICIAL TO ALL WHO RESIDE IN THIS COUNTY. CHOOSING TO LIST REPRESENTATIVES OR ORGANIZATION WHO'S HAVE NO INVESTMENT OR CONSIDERATION FOR THE SAFETY OF A LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS WOULD BE FAILING OF THIS COURT. THE FAILING THAT WE ARE SEEING ACROSS OUR COUNTRY.

DEFUNDING REALLOCATING REFUSING TO GHUGHT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT THE ESSENTIAL RESOURCES NEEDED TO SERVE AND PROTECT WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO US ALL. I NECESSITY HAD A SATURDAY A SOCIAL WORKER WITH NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SPOT HOW THE THIEF BROKE INTO OUR VEHICLES, BUT EXPERIENCED TRAINED OFFICER IN A MATTER OF SECONDS KNEW. I KNOW WITH THINK DAUGHTERS WITH UNDER A TERRIFYING ROLLOVER ACCIDENT SEVERAL YEARS AGO A SOCIAL WORKER WOULD NOT 1R UNTIL THEIR DADS AND I COULD GET THERE THE RHETORIC AND THE MEDIA WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE.

THEY ARE A SYMBOL OF ORDER AN ELEMENT OF STABILITY AND CHAOTIC SERVICES AND SO MUCH MOMPLT THEY NOT ONLY PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINES BUT THE SAFETY AND THAT OF THEIR FAMILIAR SLIZ ON THE DOORSTEP. JUDGE I DEPLORE YOU ONE OF MY HUSBANDS AND MOST IMPORTANT ONLY ZBATION PROTECT OUR HOME AND FAMILY AND YOU HAVE BEEN ENTRUSTED TO ENSURE THE PROTECTION THROUGH FUNDING OF LAW ENFORCEMENT ADEQUATELY. PLEASE DO NOT BETRAY THE TRUST

OF HAYS COUNTY FAMILY. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> THANK YOU MA'AM NEXT UP MISS

CLAUDIA PEREZ FOLLOWED BY NAOMI VICE. >> GOOD MORNING JUDGE AND

COMMISSIONERS. >> GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS CLAUDIA PEREZ.

MY NAME -- RICH IN WIMBERLEY TEXAS AND I'M HERE IT TALK ABOUT DEMOCRACY AND THE CONSTITUTION IS OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VOTE. AND MANY PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE THAT AVAILABLE FOR THEM BECAUSE THERE IS SHORTAGE OF VOTING POLLS INCLUDING TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY. AND MY LITTLE TOWN OF WIMBERLEY, WE HAVE TWO POLLS FOR EARLY VOTING, AND THE VOTING DAY WE HAVE FOUR AND WE'RE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE UNIVERSITY.

IF HE WE CANNOT VOTE, WE CANNOT UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION AND WE CANNOT UPHOLD DEMOCRACY.

YOU'RE HERE REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE. THE PEOPLE WANT TO VOTE.

HELP EVERYBODY TO HAVE A VOICE. EQUALITY MUCH -- EQUALITY. WE ALL WANT TO HAVE A VOICE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM. MISS NAOMI FOLLOWED BY MISS

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CHRISTINE TERRELL. >> GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS AND JUDGE.

MY NAME IS NAOMI NERVICE. LAST WEEK I WAS HERE AND WENT OVER MY TIME OF THE I APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE WITH ME AT THAT TIME. I'LL TRY TO BE BRIEF TODAY.

LAST WEEK IT APPEARS THAT MY WORDS MAY HAVE BEEN DISTURBED SOME INDIVIDUAL.

I WAS TOLD THAT I WAS DISRESPECTFUL AND I SHOULD HAVE BEEN KICKED OUT.

HOW UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE IF WE TAKE FUNDS AWAY FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT, PERHAPS THIS GENTLEMAN MIGHT NOT BE HERE AND IN FACT THE BLUE COULD REALLY COME IN AND LET THE COURT AND THOSE WHO REALLY WILL GET KICKED OUT. FORTUNATELY I KNOW MY RIGHTS.

RIGHT ABOVE YOU JUDGE IT SAYS IN GOD WE TRUST. THIS MORNING YOU SAID THAT THIS GENTLEMAN HERE AND IN THIS COURT THERE SHOULD BE -- WE SHOULD MAINTAIN ORDER AND YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. GOD IS REAL AND THIS IS THE REASON THAT THIS PERSON WAS DISTURBED WAS BECAUSE I MENTIONED GOD. FORTUNATELY, I KNOW MY RIGHTS.

I WOULDN'T BE HERE, AND AS YOU KNOW, I WATCH MOST OF THE TIME I WATCH AT HOME.

BUT I COME BECAUSE IT APPEARS THAT SOME INDIVIDUALS JUST DON'T DO THEIR JOB WELL.

THE GOVERNMENT WAS CREATED FOR ONE PURPOSE, AND THAT WAS TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE.

THAT'S IT. SO WORK OUT WHATEVER IS REASONABLE AND FUND LAW ENFORCEMENT. TO KEEP CRIMINALS BEHIND BARS AND TO KEEP THE PEOPLE PROTECTED. DEFUND WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU NEED TO BECAUSE THEN ALL AREAS THERE COULD BE SOME CUTS. CHOOSE WISELY AND SPEND WISELY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MA'AM. MISS CHRISTINE TERRELL FOLLOWED BY MISS JANIS INGLEHART.

>> GOOD MORNING JUDGE BECERRA AND COMMISSIONERS. REVIEWING THE JUDGE'S PROPOSED BUDGET MAKES IT CLEAR THAT NOW IS THE EXACT RIGHT TIME TO INVEST IN HOLISTIC PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE. WE ARE PROPOSING TO INCREASE THE D.A.'S BUDGETS BY $2.2 MILLION, THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT BY $5.7 MILLION, THE JAIL BY MILLION, AND THE COURTS BY $2 MILLION.

ALL TOLD, IT'S A PROED $18 MILLION INCREASE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR 2021, WHICH IS A CLEAR COMMITMENT TO FULLY FUNDING PUBLIC SAFETY. $1.5 MILLION FOR HOLISTIC PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE IS A SMALL INVESTMENT AND FITS PERFECTLY WITHIN THAT COMMITMENT.

IT'S A LONG OVERDUE NEXT RIGHT THING TO DO, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT HAYS COUNTY HAS THE SEVENTH SLOWEST DISTRICT COURT SYSTEM IN TEXAS DUE IN LARGE PART TO OUR CURRENT COURT-APPOINTED DEFENSE SYSTEM. IT IS CLEARLY NOT WORKING, AS EVIDENCED BY THE GROWING NUMBER OF PEOPLE WAITING MONTHS AND EVEN YEARS FOR THEIR DAY IN COURT.

I AM AWARE THAT THERE ARE NAYSAYERS ALL THROUGHOUT OUR CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM.

COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS, THE D.A., JUDGES ALL HAVE THEIR VARIOUS REASONS FOR BEING RESISTANT TO THIS CHANGE, BUT A PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE ISN'T FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE SYSTEM. IT'S FOR CITIZENS WHO NEED THE SYSTEM TO WORK FOR THEM.

HERE ARE JUST A FEW REASONS WHY CITIZENS SHOULD WANT A HOLISTIC PUBLIC FENDERS OFFICE.

ONE, HOLISTIC PDOS HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF A CUSTODIAL SENTENCE BY 16% AND REDUCE SUSPECTED SENTENCE LENGTH LENGTHS BY 24% WITH NO GREATER RACE TOOK PUBLIC SAFETY IT. COSTS TAXPAYERS $100 A DAY TO INCARCERATE SOMEONE.

AT $3,000 A MONTH AND $36,000 A YEAR THAT BECOMES A SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE TAXPAYER DOLLARS. A PDO WOULD HAVE A CLEAR LINE-ITEM BUDGET AND BE ACCOUNTABLE IT TAXPAYERS. A CURRENT DEFENSE SYSTEM IS ESSENTIALLY ACCOUNTABLE TO NO ONE, ALLOWING DEFENSE ATTORNEYS TO ENDLESSLY RESET CASES KEEPING DEFENDANTS AND VICTIMS WAITING MANY MONTHS AND EVEN YEARS FOR RESOLUTION. NUMBER THREE, A PDO WOULD ACT AS A RESOURCE TO DEFENDANTS WHILE ALSO PROVIDING VALUABLE DATA AND METRICS FOR MAKING IMPROVEMENTS DOWN THE LINE. NUMBER FOUR, A PDO WOULD HELP MOVE CASES THROUGH THE SYSTEM MORE SUFFICIENTLY. A FULLY STAFFED PDO HAS ATTORNEYS, INVESTIGATED SUPPORT SERVICES THAT CAN ACT IN A COORDINATED WAY TO PROVIDE BETTER OUTCOMES ALL AROUND.

1.5 MILLION IS AN INCONSEQUENTIAL AMOUNT TO FIND IN A BUDGET THAT'S NEARLY A THIRD OF A BILLION DOLLARS. ONE OPTION WOULD BE TO JUST SHIFT THE FUNDS ARE THE $2 MILLION WE'RE CURRENTLY SPENDING ON COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS. I'M ASKING COMMISSIONERS TO ADD A HOLISTIC PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE TO THE 2021 BUDGET. THE RESEARCH CLEARLY SHOWS THE MODEL SAVES MONEY AND PRODUCES BETTER OUTCOMES. IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO FOR PEOPLE SUBJECTED TO THE SEVENTH SLOWESTIS IS THEM TEXAS AND RIGHT THING TO DO FOR TAXPAYERS WHO ARE FOOTING THE BILL ON A SYSTEM THAT COSTS MORE EACH YEAR YET PRODUCES INCREASINGLY

INFERIOR RESULTS. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU MA'AM.

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MISS JANIS INGLEHART FOLLOWED BY MISS TARA ROSEIN. >> GOOD MORNING, JUDGE.

GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS. MY NAME IS JANS INGEHART AND I CAME HERE TO SPEAK ON BEHALF DEFUNDING OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT. IT SADDENS ME AND APPALLING THAT I EVEN HAVE TO SPEND TIME TO COME HERE AND REQUEST THIS BECAUSE IT'S SUCH A BASIC FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT.

YOU TALK THIS MORNING, JUDGE ABOUT, THIS BEING A COURT OF ORDER, WELL IT'S A COURT OF ORDER BASED ON LAWS. AND LAWS NEED TO BE ENFORCED. THE BASIC FUNCTION OF YOUR JOB IS TO RUN THE GOVERNMENT, NOT CONTROL PEOPLE, BUT TO PROTECT AND SERVE AND PROVIDE OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE WITH THE FUNDS THAT THEY NEED. I STAND IN SUPPORT OF OUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. I LIVE IN DRIPPING SPRINGS, AND I CAME TO JUST SHARE SOME PERSONAL STORIES. CONSTABLE RON HOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING CONSTABLES IN DRIPPING SPRINGS. HE CAME TO MY HOME EARLIER LAST WINTER TO TALK WITH MY HUSBAND AND I BEEN ISSUE WE WERE HAVING WITH SON WHO IS A GREAT KID, BUT HE TURNED 18 AND HE HAD SOME FINE-TUNING THAT HE NEEDED -- AND I CAN'T TELL YOU THE COMPASSION THAT CONSTABLE RON HOOD SHOWED MY FAMILY AND MY SON, WHO IS NOW AT A&M AND IS STUDYING POLITICAL SCIENCE AND BUSINESS LAW.

HE'S A GREAT KID. HE NEEDED GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION, WHICH HE PROVIDED IN A VERY LOVING AND KIND MANNER, AND I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH AND WE ARE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE PEOPLE LIKE THAT IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND THAT IS THE BULL WORK OF THE PEOPLE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. MY HUSBAND HAD A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK SEVEN YEARS AGO AT 6:30 A.M. IN THE FLOOR OF OUR BEDROOM AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EMS AND POLICE WERE THERE ON THE SCENE BECAUSE THEY WERE THE OUTSIDE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. MY 2-YEAR-OLD WAS SOBBING INSIDE THE PANTRY AFRAID TO COME OUT. AS I WAS TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF MY HUSBAND, THIS YOUNG POLICE OFFICER WENT IN AND SAT DOWN ON THE FLOOR OF THE PANTRY, PUT HIM IN HIS LAP AND WAS HUGGING HIM TELLING HIM DON'T WORD RISHTION YOUR DAD IS GOING TO OK. THAT'S WHAT LAW ENFORCEMENT DOES TIME TIMES OUT OF TEN. SURE THERE'S INSTANCES WHERE EVERYBODY -- THERE'S GOOD AND BAD IN THIS ROOM. THERE'S GOOD AND BAD IN EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US BUT BY AND LARGE LAW ENFORCEMENT LOVE, DO THE JOB THEY DO BECAUSE THEY LOVE THEIR COMMUNITIES.

I CAN ALSO TELL YOU THAT I HAVE A LEAD FOOT AND LIKE THIS GENTLEMAN WAS SAYING I GOT STOPPED AND I'VE GOTTEN A FEW TICKETS IN MY DAY AND I WASN'T REALLY HAPPEN WIT POLICE OFFICERS AND I WASN'T REALLY HAPPY ABOUT THAT, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I WAS IN THE WRONG.

THEY WERE DOING THEIR JOB TO PROTECT OTHER PEOPLE FROM MY CARELESSNESS.

ANYWAY, DO THE RIGHTS THING. SEARCH YOUR HEARTS. I JUST WANT TO LEAVE WITH YOU MY FAVORITE SAYING FROM THE BIBLE, MICAH 67:8 HE HAS TOLD YOU OLD MAN WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT DOES THE LORD REQUIRE OF YOU BUT TO DO JUSTICE, LOVE KINDNESS, AND TO WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD AND I ASK YOU TO MAKE THIS DECISION SEEKING YOUR HEARTS. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MA'AM. MISS TYLER ROSEN FOLLOWED BY MR. ZACH ZAMBRANO.

>> HI, MY NAME IS TARA. I'M A MOM AND I LIVE IN WIMBERLEY.

I'M A MOTHER OF FOUR GIRLS, AGES 5 TO 17. I AM HERE ABOUT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. I'M ALSO HERE TO SAY I FULLY SUPPORT HAYS COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT. I WASED REPUBLICAN, OLD REPUBLICAN WHERE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE. I WENT TO CLECHBLEG THE I GOT EDUCATED.

I DO NOT IDENTIFY REPUBLICAN. I DO NOT IDENTIFY DEMOCRAT. I DON'T IDENTIFY LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE. I IDENTIFY AS AN INDEPENDENT CRITICALLY THINKING WOMAN.

I LIVE WITH FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. I RAISED MY CHILDREN WITH FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND I'M A HUGE BELIEVER WHEN WE ARE SPENDING OTHERS PEOPLE, WHEN WE ARE SPENDING THE TAXPAYERS MONEY WE NEED TO DO SO MINDFULLY. WE NEED TO DO SO CONSERVATIVELY.

I AM REALLY DISAPPOINTED IN THE MISINFORMATION BEING DISSEMINATED IN THIS COMMUNITY ABOUT A TRIGGER WORD THAT I DON'T EVEN LIKE, AND SO I'M NOT EVEN GOING TO SAY THE TRIGGER WORD. BUT THIS SYSTEM INS COUNTY AND IN AMERICA, THIS SYSTEM OF LAW

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ENFORCEMENT -- HAYS COUNTY -- IS A SYSTEMIC PROBLEM, AND WE ALLOCATING FUNDS IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY -- REALLOCATING FUNDS IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY IN ORDER TO ADDRESS THE SYSTEMIC PROBLEM.

IF WE ARE BETTER PREPARED WE WILL BE BETTER PROTECTED. IT'S THAT SIMPLE.

THROWING MONEY TO PUTTING INMATES INTO OUTSOURCED PRISONS OUTSIDE OF THIS COUNTY SHOWS US THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE SYSTEM OF HOW PEOPLE ARE PUT INTO THE PRISONS.

AND WE'RE HEARING TODAY THAT PEOPLE WAIT MONTHS, YEARS TO GET TO THEIR DATE TO IN COURT TO FIND OUT IF THEY EVEN SHOULD BE IN PRISON. SO IT'S VERY REASONABLE.

I DO COMPLETELY SUPPORT A PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE. I SUPPORT MORE INFORMATION AND EXPLORATION IN SUPPORT FINANCIALLY RESOURCEFULLY MORE SOCIAL SERVICES.

I ABSOLUTELY SUPPORT LAW OFFICERS, TRAINING, EQUIPMENT. NONE OF THAT -- I'M SO DISAPPOINTED TO HEAR ALL THE MISINFORMATION TODAY FROM THE SPEAKERS.

NONE OF THAT IS A THREAT. WE SHOULD NOT BE FEARFUL ABOUT THE CHANGING OF HOW THE MONEY IS SPENT. THE CORE PROBLEM IS THERE'S TOO MANY PEOPLE IN JAIL.

THE CORE PROBLEM IS WE'RE SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY PUTTING PEOPLE IN JAIL THAT DON'T EVEN BELONG THERE AND THEN SENDING THEM OUT INTO THE COUNTY COSTING US EVEN MORE MONEY.

SO IT'S REAL IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER WE ALL WANT TO FEEL SAFE.

WHEN WE'RE BETTER PREPARED WE'RE BETTER PROTECTED. LET'S HEAR -- HEAL INDIVIDUALS.

I'M SORRY. >> NO PROB. >> IF WE HEAL INDIVIDUALS WE STRENGTHEN THEIR FAMILIES. AND WHEN WE HAVE A BETTER FAMILY WE'RE BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES. WHEN WE BUILD BETTER COMMUNITIES WE ARE BUILDING BACK A BETTER

AMERICA. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM.

MR. ZACH SALVANO, FOLLOWED BY LOOKS LIKE AN L. R-O-L-A MUCH N MUCH L-Y? OH, IT'S RON. FOLLOWED BY RON. THANK YOU.

>> GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONERS AND JUDGE. MY NAME IS ZACH CURRENTLY RUNNING FOR SAN MARCOS CITY COUNCIL PLACE FIVE. I LIVED IN SAN MARCOS ALL MY LIFE AND THIS IS A COMMUNITY I WANT TO LIVE IN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

I COME BEFORE YOU TO SPEAK ABOUT ADDING A SECOND VOTING CENTER AT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY.

I'M HONESTLY A BIT BAFFLED AND APPALLED WE'RE EVEN HAVING THIS CONVERSATION FOR AN ENTITY THAT HAS 36,000 PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE VOTING. NEVERTHELESS WE'RE IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC WHERE PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO BE CLOSE TO A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE IN ROOMS OF THE AS A TEXAS STATE ALUMNUS I FEEL LIKE I CAN OFFER VALUABLE INSIGHT AND SEEK TO VOTE ON CAMPUS.

I PERSONALLY EXPERIENCED TWO TO FOUR-HOUR LONG WAIT TIMES THROUGHOUT MY TIME AT TEXAS SNAT WHICH PEOPLE WERE PACKED TOGETHER MANY CLOSE PROXIMITY. DO OTHER VOTERS IN HAYS COUNTY EXPERIENCE THESE LONG WAIT TIMES? DO VOTERS IN DRIPPING SPRINGS EXPERIENCE THESE LONG WAIT TIMES? DO VOTERS IN WIMBERLEY EXPERIENCE THESE LONG WAIT TIMES? NO.

THIS IS NOT OK GIVING ALARMING RATES HERE IN SAN MARCOS AND YOUNG PEOPLE.

CLASSES STARTED YESTERDAY AT TEXAS STATE WHICH MEANS PEOPLE INTEREST HOUSTON, DALLAS, SAN ANTON YOSHTION THE VALLEY EL PASO AND ALL OVER THE NATION HAVE COME INTO OUR COMMUNITY.

THIS MEANS WE WILL HAVE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE POURING IN AND SEEKING TO VOTE HERE IN NOVEMBER. SO PLEASE I ASK YOU THAT WE COULD KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND LET'S SUPPORT THE SECOND VOTING CENTER ON CAMPUS.

I THIS YOU FOR YOUR TIME. >> THANK YOU, SIR. MR. RON THANK YOU, SIR.

FOLLOWED BY -- I'M SORRY FOLLOWED BY MR. BOB PARKS. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LETTING ME SPEAK THIS MORNING. I'M GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW ON THIS.

I SUPPORT THE FUNDING OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ESPECIALLY OUR SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.

I'M GOING TO TAKE IT FROM THE STANDPOINT OF A SMALL BUSINESS BUSINESS OWNER.

I'VE OWNED A SMALL BUSINESS HERE FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS. ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I MOVED HERE, I BOUGHT A BUSINESS, BUILT THE BUSINESS HERE AND REPRESENTED 3500 -- OF MINE.

-- I HAVE 3500 -- TO GO TO WORK AND HAVE A GUN AT MY OFFICE. I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO PROTECT MYSELF OF RIOTING IN THE STREET TEARING UP A BUILDING LIKE IF OTHER CITIES.

I WANT IT KNOW OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ABLE TO DEAL WITH THOSE SITUATIONS WITHOUT ME HAVING TO DEAL WITH IT. ONE THING THE PANDEMIC HAS SHOWED ME AND MANY OTHER SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IS THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO HAVE AN OFFICE SPACE ANYMORE.

WE CAN WORK FROM HOME. WHAT THAT MEANS WITH THE COUNTY IF WE'RE WITNESS -- LETTING

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EMPLOYEES STAY HOME AT WORK THERE'S NO TAX BASE FOR YOU GUYS FROM OUR BUSINESSES.

SO MY THING SIMPLY IS MY HOPE AND PRAYER IS THIS, THAT WHAT WE'RE DOING IS NOT POLITICALLY MOTIVATED, THAT IT'S PUBLIC. AS A BUSINESS OWNER EACH YEAR I'VE GROWN MY BUSINESS IN EVERY YEAR. IN DOING SO I'VE SPENT MORE MONEY GROWING THAT BUSINESS EVERY YEAR. IN ORDER TO GROW SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO SPEND MONEY ON IT.

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE CAN HANDLE THE FASTEST GROWING COUNTIES IN AMERICA AND NOT SAY WE'RE GOING TO CUT BUDGET AND NOT MOVE FORWARD. HOWEVER WE MOVE FORWARD AS A COUNT WE DON'T BUDGET FOR IT. IT'S LIKE INFRASTRUCTURE AROUND HERE.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO HAVE MORE MOBILITY IF WE DON'T IMPROVE ROADS.

IF YOU DRIVE AROUND HERE I GET DOWN HERE WE KNOW WHAT THAT IS LIKE.

Y'ALL KNOW SO IT'S A BETTER TRANSPORTATION. SAME THING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT.

HOW WE EXPECT THEM TO PROTECT THEIR GROWING POPULATION BY CUTTING THEM.

IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. I'M A COMMON SENSE GUY. IF IT DOESN'T MAKE COMMON SENSE, WHY BOTHER? THAT'S THE WHOLE THING I'M LOOKING AT HERE IS THESE GUYS AND I KNOW THERE'S NOT ALWAYS GOOD ONES BUT I'LL GIVE YOU A COUPLE OF EXPERIENCES.

MY SON ROLLED A TRUCK. FIRST PERSON TO PULL THE SON OUT OF THAT TRUCK UPSIDE DOWN WAS A POLICE OFFICER SHERIFFS COUNTY DEPUTY WE LIVED IN KYLE FOR A LONG TIME.

WE HAD A NEIGHBOR DOWN THE STREET WHEN WAS DEALING DRUGS FROM HIS HOME.

THE LOCAL POLICE FORCE WENT IN THERE, WALKED IN HIS HOME, AND DIDN'T DO A WEEKS LATER COUNTY SHERS IFS NARCOTICS DIVISION WENT IN THERE ARRESTED THAT PERSON AND GOT HIM OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD -- SHERIFFS. ON THAT STREET ALONE THERE WERE NINE KIDS UNDER FIVE YEARS OLD.

SO WE NEED THESE GUYS TO -- WE NEED THAT KIND OF PROTECTION. I KNOW IT'S NOT ALWAYS PERFECT.

I KNOW THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS RIGHT. THEY ARE HUMAN JUST LIKE US AND TRYING TO DO THE BEST JOB THEY. CAN I THINK AS THE PEOPLE OF HAYS COUNTY AND PEOPLE OF AMERICA NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO TO DO THE BEST THEY CAN.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MR. BOB PARKS FOLLOWED BY

MR. WAYNE JACOBS. >> JUDGE, COMMISSIONERS, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK TODAY. MY NAME IS BOB PARKS AND I'M A RESIDENT OF HAYS COUNTY IN PRECINCT THREE AND ALSO OF THE HAYS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN.

I'D LIKE TO SPEAK TODAY ALTHOUGH I FELT PASSIONATE ABOUT SPEAKING ABOUT KEEPING OUR LAW ENFORCEMENTS FUNDED. I WOULD ACTUALLY LIKE TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT THE CITIZENS ELECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WHICH FOLKS IN WOULD BE HEARING A REPORT FROM LATER TODAY.

I'D LIKE IT BACK UP JUST A LITTLE BIT TO A MEETING OF JULY 22ND.

THAT WAS A MEETING THAT I WAS ASKED TO ATTEND AS THE CHAIRMAN ELECT OF THE HAYS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY. THERE WAS AN E-MAIL EXCHANGE PRIOR TO THE MEETING BETWEEN JUDGE BECERRA AND ELECTION ADMINISTRATOR JENNIFER ANDERSON ASKING WHY WAS I GOING TO BE AT THAT MEETING. AND THE EXCHANGE STATED THAT I WAS THE ELECTED -- THE CHAIRMAN ELECT AND AS SUCH YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE MEETING BECAUSE OF THE TIMING OF BEING ABLE TO TAKE OFFICE. SO AT THAT MEETING THE LOCATIONS OF THE VOTING CENTERS AND THE COUNTY WERE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH. THERE WAS STAFFING DISCUSSED FOR EACH ONE OF THOSE CENTERS AND THERE WAS UNANIMOUS VOTE, INCLUDING THE JUDGE, INCLUDING THE ELECTION ADMINISTRATOR, MYSELF, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR, ALL IN AGREEMENT THAT THOSE WERE THE CENTERS AND THAT THAT WAS THE STAFFING THAT WOULD BE RECOMMENDED TO COMMISSIONERS. SINCE THAT TIME, A GROUP CALLED THE CITIZENS ELECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAS CONVENED AND I'D LIKE TO STATE AT THIS TIME TO ALL OF YOU, PARTICULARLY COMMISSIONER INGALSBE THAT I UNDERSTAND YOUR PASSION.

THAT WAS IN THIS BOARDROOM A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WHEN YOU FELT LIKE YOU WERE NOT ADVISED ADEQUATELY OF MEETING DATES. I EXPERIENCED THE SAME THING WITH THIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

MY FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE ZOOM MEETINGS WAS ON AUGUST THE 5TH, AND I HAPPENED BE AN ELECTION ADMINISTRATORS OFFICE THAT AFTERNOON, AND WAS ASKED IF I WAS GOING TO AT TEND THAT ZOOM MEETING. I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

SO JENNIFER ANDERSON JUST COPIED ME ON E-MAIL TO LET ME KNOW THAT THERE WAS A ZOOM MEETING THAT NIGHT. I ATTENDED IT BY TELEPHONE BECAUSE I ALREADY HAD OTHER OBLIGATIONS THAT NIGHT. THERE WAS ANOTHER MEETING ON THE 17TH IN WHICH I WAS NOT NOTICED OF THAT MEETING WHAT OFFER IS OF WHICH THE VOTING CENTERS AND SO FORTH WERE DISCUSSED.

THERE WAS ANOTHER MEETING ON THE 19TH IN WHICH THERE WAS A VOTE TAKEN TO DETERMINE OW THIS

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COMMITTEE WAS GOING TO ADVISE THE COMMISSIONERS. I RECEIVED NOTICE OF THAT MEETING AT 4:3 3:00 P.M. FOR 6:3:00 P.M. MEETING, AND I WAS OUT OF TOWN AT THAT TIME.

SO I DO UNDERSTAND THE PASSION THE SAYING NO PROPERLY. HAD I BEEN NOTIFIED, I WOULD HAVE EXPRESSED TO THE CITIZENS ELECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE THAT I ABSOLUTELY OPPOSED ANY ADDITIONAL VOTING CENTERS IN THIS COUNTY. WE HAVE PLENTY.

WE HAVE EXTENDED VOTING TIMES. THE GOVERNOR EVEN EXTENDED EARLY VOTING TIMES.

ON CAMPUS, THERE'S BEEN LOTS OF DISCUSSION ABOUT FOUR AND FIVE-HOUR WAYS TO VOTE IN THE LAST ELECTION. HOWEVER, IF YOU LOOK AT THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF VOTSS CAST AT

THE LBJ CENTER, IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. >> SIR, WILL YOU WRAP UP?

YOUR TIME IS UP. >> I WOULD SAY THAT THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAD THEY VERT MY VOICE WOULD HAVE WALKED AWAY WITH THE IDEA THAT I AM ABSOLUTELY OPPOSED TO HAVING ANY MORE SENTERS WHEN WE HAVE AMCENTERS WITH STAFFING IN PLACE AND THAT'S THE -- CENTERS --

THAT'S THE WAY THIS COMMISSION SHOULD THE. >> THANK YOU SIR.

NEXT UP MR. WAYNE JACOBS FOLLOWED BY MICHELLE GERMAN. >> THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK. I DID NOT EVEN KNOW ABOUT THE DEFUNDING OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT UNTIL THIS MORNING I'M HERE IN 100% SUPPORT OF OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND 100% AGAINST ANY DEFUNDING OF OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT. I MOVED HERE TWO YEARS AGO FROM CALIFORNIA. OR SHOULD I SAY I ESCAPED FROM CALIFORNIA TWO YEARS AGO.

AND THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL. I'M VERY PROUD TO BE A CITIZEN OF TEXAS.

I WATCH THE NEWS. I WATCH THE THINGS GOING ON IN PORTLAND.

THE RIOTS, AND AT THE SAME TIME, THEM SAYING THEY ARE GOING TO DEFUND POLICE.

I SAY THANK GOD I LIVE IN TEXAS. I WATCH THE NEWS. I SEE SEATTLE, THE SAME THING.

BURNING BUILDINGSS DEFUND THE POLICE AND I SAY THANK GOD I LIVE IN TEXAS.

CHICAGO CRIME RATE, MURDER, OUT OF CONTROL. I SAY THANK GOD I LIVE IN TEXAS.

RECENTLY WE SAW WHAT WAS GOING ON IN AUSTIN. I SAID THANK GOD, I DON'T LIVE IN AUSTIN. I PRAY AND I HOPE YOU WILL TOTALLY FUND OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT SO I CAN CONTINUE TO SAY THANK GOD I LIVE IN TEXAS. THANK GOD I LIVE IN HAZE COUNTY.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. MISS MICHELLE GERMAN FOLLOWED BY EZRA EARNEST.

-- ERNEST. SO EZRA, ERNEST. >> MICHELLE GERMAN.

EZRA HAD TO GO TO CLASS. WHILE WE WAIT FOR MICHELLE WE WILL GO TO MISS LACY THOMAS.

SORRY. NO? WE'LL WAIT FOR THAT ONE.

AND OUR LAST SPEAKER ON THIS FRONT WILL BE MR. DANIEL GERMAN. LOOKS LIKE WE MAY HAVE -- I THINK WE MAY -- WE'LL WAIT. IF THEY WALK UP WE'LL DEFINITELY ABSOLUTELY LET THEM IN.

SO THAT CONCLUDES OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS SECTION. AND THANK EVERYONE FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE HERE AND SHARE THEIR CONCERNS I ENCOURAGE YOU TO WATCH COURT AFTER TODAY SO YOU CAN SEE HOW THINGS EVOLVE. MOST OF YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO STICK AROUND BUT WATCH COURT TO GET A FINER GRANULATEDATION OF HOW THINGS ARE, HAD YOU THINGS WENT, AND THE DEEPEST UNDERSTANDING OF THE SPIRIT OF THE EFFORT, SO THAT YOU GUYS CAN BE FULLY INFORMED.

IS THIS OUR SPEAKER? >> JUDGE -- >> CONSTABLE?

IS THIS OUR SPEAKER? >> MICHELLE GERMAN? >> DO WE HAVE ANOTHER SPEAKER WE MISSED ON THE GENERAL COMMENTS. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A

>> OK, WE'RE BACK FROM A RECESS. IF YOU WILL PLEASE OPEN OH, DOG GONE IT AGENDA ITEM NUMBER ONE.

[1. Update from the County Judge and staff regarding the Local Disaster Declaration and COVID-19. Possible discussion and action may follow. BECERRA (Part 1 of 3)]

>> ITEM NUMBER ONE. UPDATE FROM THE COUNTY JUDGE AND STAFF REGARDING FOR DISASTER DECLARATION AND COVID-19, POSSIBLE DISCUSSION AND ACTION MAY FOLLOW.

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>> IF YOU WILL PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM NAME AND TITLE. >> ALEX VILLALOBOS CHIEF OF STAFF FOR HAYS COUNTY FOR THE RECORD. THE UPDATE TODAY IS THAT AGAIN, WE STARTED TESTING YESTERDAY, MASS TESTING STARTED AT THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN KYLE AND ALSO AT THE SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL. THE TESTING HAS GONE FROM 10-2.

YESTERDAY'S NUMBERS FOR KYLE WAS 92 AND SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL WAS 69 FOR TESTING.

APPARENTLY WE HAVE ALSO ACTIVATED THE REGIONAL SHELTERING PLAN AS BEEN REQUESTED BY THE REGION. THERE WILL BE SOME EVACUATIONS FROM GALVESTON, BEAUMONT.

THERE ARE PROJECTED NUBERS GOING OUT WILL BE HOUSE AND SENATE AND BEAR COUNTY AND TRAVIS COUNTY. WE'RE OFTEN A CALL FROM RISORI COUNTY AND GET WORD ON HOW MANY THEY RECEIVE. IF THEY DO NOT EVACUATE RISORI COUNT FRIDAY POINT TO POINT AND OPEN UP AND TAKE THE OVERFLOW FROM THE REGIONAL SHELTERING PLAN HERE IN HAYS.

WE DO HAVE SOME IDENTIFIED LOCATION FOR SOME OF THE SHELTERING ALREADY.

THAT WOULD BE PART OF OUR INCONGRESS 2C3W59 HOUSING AND IDENTIFIED THEM, IDENTIFIED STAR REQUEST FOR JUST THE EMERGENCY FOOD ITEMS THAT WE NEED WHEN THEY DO SHOW UP.

THERE WILL BE ALSO SOME VENDOR THAT'S WILL HAVE BEEN CONTACTED ALREADY IT TAKE ON THOSE NUMBERS SHOULD WE NEED TO PROVIDE FOOD AND OTHER RESOURCES FOR SOME OF THE PEOPLE TO EVACUATE FROM RISORI COUNTY OR OTHER LOCATIONS. THERE WILL BE -- IF IT TURNS INTO A REGIONAL RESPONSED WE DO NOT GET EVACUATION FROM RIOSRI COUNT THINK WILL BE OTHER STAGING AREAS, CIRCLE OF AMERICAS AND TRAVIS COUNT WAY THOSE STAGE PEOPLE AND DIRECT THEM OUT AND ASSIGN THEM TO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS FOR SHELTERING.

AGAIN WHEN WE HEAR THIS CALL AT 10:30 WE'LL KNOW WHAT THEIR ZREKS CURRENTLY WHETHER IT'S A WHOLE OR WHETHER THEY ARE GOING TO START PUTTING PEOPLE OUT. WE'RE EXPECTING ANYWHERE BETWEEN 900 TO 1200 PEOPLE AS FAR AS PROJECTIONS SHOULD THEY DO AN EVACUATION WHERE JUST OFF THE

TOP. >> THANK YOU. I TOO HAVE BEEN ON THE PHONE ALL WEEKEND COORDINATING WITH OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR MIKE JONES AS WELL AS ALEX VILLALOBOS OUR EMERGENCY COORDINATOR AND OUR GENERAL COUNCIL STEPPING MANY TO WORK ON A CONTRACT, AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT TO COMMUNICATE THAT PIECE BECAUSE WE AS A STATE WORK TOGETHER AND RISORIO COUNTY IS WHO WE ARE DELIBERATELY ALIGNED WITH TO HELP OUT, SO WE WILL ABSOLUTELY KEEP THE COMMUNITY UPDATED AND POCHTED. YES WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC, BUT YES WE ALSO HAVE TWO HURRICANES AND THE ONE THAT SEEMS TO BE COMING OUR WAY MOST DIRECTLY, MORE SPECIFICALLY IS HURRICANE LAURA IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN.

>> THEY ARE PROJECTING BETWEEN 7:30, 8:00 P.M. LANDFALL WEDNESDAY.

IS WHAT THEY ARE PROJECTING. >> NO MATTER HOW IT AFFECTS US THERE'S THE POSSIBILITY WE'LL

GET EVACUEES. >> THAT'S RIGHT. THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

WE'LL BECOME THE PLACE WHERE THEY GO. WE ARE WORKING WITH THE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR MOVEMENT OF PETS, LARGE ANIMALS, AMONG OTHER THINGS.

>> WE DID THIS -- THEY WILL IDENTIFY OBVIOUSLY IT'S ANOTHER -- IT'S A NATURAL OCCURRENCE WITHIN THE PANDEMIC, SO OBVIOUSLY WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE THOSE PRECAUTIONS FOR PEOPLE THAT MIGHT BE INFECTED, IDENTIFIED UP FRONT IDENTIFIED COMING IN ON BUSS SO ON AND SO FORTH -- BUSES -- SO WE CAN ADDRESS CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS IN LOCATIONS.

WE DO HAVE LOCATIONS WE HAVE ACCESS TO WITH AUSTIN COUNTY, BUT ALSO HOTELS DESIGNATED FOR

PEOPLE THAT MAY HAVE THEM. >> YES. CAN THEY GET TESTED BEFORE THEY GET ON THE BUS? ONCE THEY GET ON THAT BUS AND GET HERE --

>> THOSE ARE CONVERSATIONS WE'RE HAVING WITH THEIR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATORS WITH HOW

THEY ARE ADDRESSING PEOPLE. >> THAT MAKES PERFECT SENSE. >> YOU DON'T WANT TO GET THE WHOLE BUS. LET'S RIDE TOGETHER AND ONE PERSON HAS COVID AND THEY ALL GET COVID. EXACTLY. GOOD POINT.

COMMISSIONERS, ANY QUESTIONS ON THAT FRONT? >> I'M JUST WONDERING IF WE CAN

DISCUSS FUNDING? >> YES. THERE HAS BEEN SOME DOCUMENTATION THAT WE NEEDED TO GET TOGETHER WITH, AND I KNOW THAT MIKE JONES HAS INITIAL CONVERSATIONS WITH VICKI. THERE IS MORE PAPERWORK THAT NEEDS TO GET DONE.

>> I DON'T THINK WE GOT MANY ANSWERS, JUST QUESTIONS. AS FAR AS COMMISSIONERS.

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I THINK THERE WAS A REQUEST MADE FOR CREDIT CARD, AND WE NEEDED THE COMMISSIONERS DIRECTION ON HOW THE COUNTY WAS FUNDED. WE WERE GOING TO GET -- WE HAVEN'T GOT ANY INFORMATION YET.

>> THE GOVERNOR MADE A DECLARATION IT OPEN UP THE FUNDING CHAIN SO WHEN IT COMES FORWARD WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE LOGISTICS ON WHETHER WE PAY FORWARD AND GET REIMBURSEMENT OR WLILTS A DIRECT PAY FOR SOME OF THOSE SITES. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO WORK

OUT RIGHT NOW. >> THAT'S WHY I OPENED AGENDA ITEM.

I HAVE A CONTRACT ON MY DESK TO REVIEW AND SIGN AS WELL. THAT'S WHY I'M CUTTING THEM LOOSE RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE I KNOW EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR AND SERVICE DIRECTOR ARE ACTIVELY WORKING AND I'M SURE MISS CRUMLEY IS AS WELL. THAT'S WHY I WANT TO KEEP THIS ITEM MOVING. ANY QUESTIONS? MISS CRUMLEY WOULD YOU LIKE IT CONTRIBUTE ANY TESTING OR ANYTHING ON THIS FRONT WE JUST DISCUSSED?

>> I JUST HAVE ONE CLARIFYING QUESTION. >> YES, MA'AM.

>> THE EVACUEES.

MR. KENNEDY, WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPAND ON WHAT YOU WERE GOING TO SAY?

>> SURE. JUDGE, I'M NOT SURE WHAT CONTRACT YOU'RE REFERENCING BUT I CIRCULATE THE COURT MEMBERS AN MOU FOR SHELTER OPERATION BY E-MAIL.

THERE IS A TYPE ACT 2 TO COVID-19 SINCE THE POINT TO POINT SHELTER OPERATION CONTEMPLATES THAT COULD BE ONE OF THE MANY REASONS THAT -- THAT WE MIGHT NEED AN EXCHANGE.

PROBABLY FURTHER FETCHED THAN A STORM -- JUDGING BY THE LOCATION.

THE IT DOES RAISE FUNDING -- IF IT IS FUNDED BY THE COURT IT DOES PROVIDE SHELTER.

>> IF THE STATE DOESN'T FUND WOULD WE NOT BUILD THE COUNTY THEY ARE COMING FROM?

THAT MAY BE PART OF THE DISCUSSIONS. >> YEAH, WE WOULD NEED TO HAVE

-- WE SHOULD BE LAST IN LINE TO PICK UP THE BILL. >> ABSOLUTELY, RIGHT.

YES. FOR SURE. WE'RE ON THE SAME PAGE ON THAT FRONT AND THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING. MR. KENNEDY SENT IT OUT LAST

NIGHT, RIGHT OR THIS MORNING? >> LAST NIGHT WAS THE COMMERCIAL LEASE.

LAST NIGHT WAS THE COMMERCIAL LEASE. THIS MORNING HE SENT OUT THE

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING. >> YESTERDAY I BELIEVE. AND SO WE'RE ABSOLUTELY WORKING THROUGH THIS TO PLO VIED ALL THE INFORMATION AS IT COMES OUR WAY. -- PROVIDE.

AND INCLUDE EVERYONE THAT NEEDS TO HEAR ABOUT IT, FOR SURE. >> WHICH YOU'RE NOT GETTING THE

DIRECTION YOU NEED WHICH IS WHAT I'M ANYTHING. >> I NEED THE DIRECTION.

I BELIEVE THERE WAS SOME. THE THAELS WERE NEEDING TO BE CONFIRMED -- HOTELS THAT WERE NEEDING TO BE CONFIRMED. BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC IN THE PAST WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO USE LIKE THE HIGH SCHOOLS, SOME LARGER AREAS. WE'RE NOT ABLE TO USE THAT.

SO WE HAVE THE CAPABILITY WHICH MEANS WE WOULD HAVE TO -- >> WHO IS REQUESTING?

>> CREDIT CARD TO CONFIRM. >> WHO IS DOING THE REQUESTING? >> AT THIS POINT IT'S JUST PLANNING, COMMISSIONER BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN THE WORD OFFICIALLY FROM BRAZORIA COUNTFY THEY EVACUATE OR NOT. IF IT TURNS INTO THE REGIONAL PLAN WE WOULD USE SIGNIFICANTLY LESS ROOMS FOR THE REGIONAL BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE SPACE WHERE'S THERE ARE ALREADY AGREEMENTS IN PLACE TO GO TO BEAR COUNTY AND ALSO TRAVIS COUNTY.

>> VICKI, DO YOU REMEMBER HOW WE DID IT -- WITH CAT AWE HAD THE SCHOOLS.

>> -- KATRINA. >> THE SCHOOLS. >> SO DO WE HAVE ANY

RECOMMENDATION IF THE AUDITORS? >> THAT'S WHAT I WAS GOING TO ASK.

WHAT IS THE BEST RECOMMENDATION SO WE COULD BE MOST HELPFUL TO THE NEIGHBORING COUNTY THAT IS ASKING FOR POTENTIAL HELP FROM US?

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>> WE'LL KNOW A LITTLE BIT MORE WON'T WE AFTER 10:30? CAN WE MAYBE BRING IT BACK?

>> WE CAN BRING IT BACK. WHY DON'T YOU FINISH YOUR CONVERSATION THERE'S VILLALOBOS.

I HAVE A FEELING WE'RE GOING TO BE HERE PAST:00 TODAY SO COME BACK US TO.

IF WE NEED IT REOPEN NUMBER ONE TO TAKE ACTION TO GIVE YOU GUYS THE SUPPORT YOU NEED FOR BRAZORIA COUNTY I'M SURE THIS COURT WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM ACTING.

>> AT THIS POINT WE'RE NOT AUTHORIZING ANY FUNDS. OK.

>> NO MOTION HAS BEEN MADE SIR, CORRECT? MISS CRUMLEY, DO YOU HAVE

ANYTHING TO ADD? >> NOT TO THAT ITEM. >> WE POSTED THE SEPARATE LEASE.

>> RIGHT, RIGHT. >> BUT NOTHING ON TESTING THAT YOU WANT TO EXPAND ON?

>> NO, SIR. WE STILL HAVE THE TESTING GOING ON AT THE BROADWAY LOCATION FOR

LIVE OAK. THAT IS GOING SLOW. >> THAT'S IT.

>> WITH THE NUMBERS THAT YOU GAVE US FROM IT LOOKS LIKE THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE THAT WANT TO GET TESTED ALREADY GOT TESTED. WE DON'T HAVE NEAR THE NUMBERS WE HAVE HAD IN THE PAST NOT

[2. Presentation by K Friese and Associates regarding the Hays County Master Transportation Plan. SMITH/BORCHERDING]

ENOUGH TO GET TESTED. WILL YOUS OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER TWO.

>> NUMBER TWO PRESENTATION BY KAY FRIESZ AND ASSOCIATES REGARDING THE -- K FRIESE AND

ASSOCIATES REGARDING HAYS COUNTY MASTER TRANSPORTATION PLAN. >> THANK YOU COLLEAGUES.

AS YOU ALL KNOW EARLIER IN YEAR WE ENGAGED K FRIESE TO DONE UPDATED MASTER PLAN FOR THE COUNTY. THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH MUNICIPALITIES AND OTHER ENTITIES WANT COUNTY AND DOING SOME GROWTH AND THOSE KIND OF THINGS I THOUGHT WOULD BE GOOD TO GO AHEAD AND HAVE JOE CANALUPO COME AND OUTLINE WITH US WE'RE AT WHERE WE COME FROM AND WHAT THE IMPACT COVID HAS BEEN ON THIS PROCESS AND THOSE KIND OF THINGS.

I WANT TO TURN IT OVER TO JOE FOR THE PRESENT MISSION. >> MR. CANALUPO FOR THE PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE JUST SO YOU UNDERSTAND THE EVOLUTION OF THIS COURT TODAY, RIGHT AFTER THIS PRESENTATION I WILL BE PICKING UP NUMBER 35. JUST SO EVERYONES AND IF THEY WANT TO HANG OUT THEY CAN. IF THEY DON'T, THEY DON'T HAVE TO, BUT I HAVE A FEW PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK FOR AGENDA 35 SO THAT WILL BE THE VERY NEXT THING AFTER THIS.

>> THANK YOU, JUDGE. THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS. GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS JOE CANTALUPO AND I WORK FOR K FRIESE AND I'M PROJECT MANAGER UPDATING THE COUNTY PLAN. SO WHAT WE'RE WAITING FOR THE SLIDES TO COME UP I'LL START BY SAYING THAT I'VE GOT FIVE SLIDES. I'LL TAKE ABOUT FIVE MINUTES AND AS LONG AS YOU WANT TO ASK ME QUESTIONS. WE'RE HELPING YOU UPDATE THE PLAN FOR A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT REASONS. ONE IS TO IDENTIFY PROJECTS EITHER FOR CAPACITY FOR JUST SAFETY CONCERNS, AND ALTHOUGH WE TALK ABOUT IT PLANNING FOR FUTURE GROWTH, REALLY AT THE OF THE PLAN IS TO NOT ENCOURAGE OR DISCOURAGE GROWTH.

IT'S. >> US TO ACCOMMODATE THE GROWTH THAT'S OCCURRING.

THE COUNTY IS VERY INTERESTED IN MAKING OR HAVING THE TRANSPORTATION PLAN THAT PROVIDES A SAFE AND EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND MAYBE THE -- WELL BEFORE WE SWITCH, YOU'LL SEE TO THE RIGHT THAT'S THE EXISTING COUNTY'S TRANSPORTATION PLAN, AND IT WAS ADOPTED IN 2013 AND THE COUNTY HAS BEEN UPDATING IT HERE AND THERE. THE LAST TIME IT WAS UPDATED WAS IN 2016.

BECAUSE THOSE UPDATES BETWEEN 2013 AND 2016 HAVE BEEN CHARACTERIZED AND IF I'VE BEEN TRACKING THEM CORRECTLY FINE TUNING IN CERTAIN PARTS. THIS IS MORE OF A EFFORT UNDERTAKING THEM ON BEHALF IS, MUCH MORE OF A MAJOR OVERHAUL LIKE REBUILDING THE ENGINE SO TO SPEAK BECAUSE SO MUCH HAS CHANGED. THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THE SCHEDULE WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS IN ABOUT NINE MONTHS. WE STARTED IN THE SPRING.

WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW IS WE'RE ANALYZING. WE'VE COLLECTED A WHOLE BUNCH OF DATA AND IN THE PROCESS OF ANALYZING IT. SO I'VE ALWAYS SAID IN THE BEGINNING OF A PLAN LIKE THIS, YOU HEAR THAT WE'RE DOING A PLAN BUT YOU DENT SEE A LOT OF ACTIVITY. THAT'S BECAUSE WE'RE IN THE BACK PULLING IN ALL SORTS OF INFORMATION. SO WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW IS THAT WE'VE JUST ABOUT COLLECTED ALL THE DATA AND WE STARTED OUTREACH TO SOME OF THE STAKEHOLDERS. SO THE PROCESS WE'VE SET UP IS THINK ABOUT IT. IS A MULTIPLE LEGS, TOO. I DON'T KNOW IT HAS THREE OR FOUR LEGS BUT THINK OF IT THAT WAY. THE TECHNICIANS GO OUT AND WE COLLECT ALL THE INFORMATION AND DATA THAT WE CAN THAT WE THINK IS NECESSARY AND WE START TO ANALYZE IT AND INTERPRET IT. YOU KNOW, WE'RE INTERESTED IN, OF COURSE, THE ELECTED OFFICIALS

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HAVE TO SAY AND WANT TO GET OUT OF THE PLAN. COUNTY STAFF, AND THEN WE REACH OUT IT COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS AND WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM THEM, WHAT THEY SEE ARE ISSUES, CHALLENGES, OR WITH OPPORTUNITIES THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE WITH THE PLAN.

AND IT'S JUST A WAY FOR US TO CHECK WHAT WE SEE AGAINST WHAT EVERYONE ELSE SEES AND THIS WAY WE KNOW WE'RE MOVING FORWARD CORRECTLY. SO WE'VE GOT JUST ABOUT ALL THE DATA WE NEED, AND WE'VE STARTED OUTREACH TO SOME OF THE STAKEHOLDERS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND SO WHAT WE'VE DONE UP RIGHT NOW IS AND I'LL JUST QUICKLY TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE DATA IS WE'VE PULLED CRASH DATA FROM THE STATE.

WE'VE GOT POPULATION EMPLOYMENT DATED DEMOGRAPHICS SET THAT CAMPO USES TO RUN THEIR MODEL.

WE WANTED TO BE CONSISTENT. WE ACTUALLY HAD TO WAIT AS BECAUSE CAMPO WAS PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THE MODEL THEY USED TO DEVELOP TO ADOPT THEIR RECENTLY 2045 PLAN.

WE WAITED TO GET THE MODEL. WHILE WE'RE NOT DRILLING INTO THE MODEL, IN OTHER WORDS, WE'RE PRODUCING IT JUST FOR HAYS COUNTY BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION.

THERE'S ANOTHER WAY TO CHECK AGAINST WHAT WE SEE IN THE DATA AND WHAT THE COMMUNITY ELECTED OFFICIALS AND STAFF TELLS US. WE STARTED STAKEHOLDER OUTREACH AND I'M JUST SAY VERY QUICKLY THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE HAVE BEEN OUT TO THE PUBLIC. THAT'S COMING, BUT WE INCLUDED IN OUR SCOPE OUTREACH TO THE EMERGENCY SERVICE DISTRICTS. WE'VE GIVEN EVERY -- IN THE COUNTY THE OPPORTUNITY EITHER GET ON A ZOOM CALL WITH US OR TO MEET WITH US OR TO JUST SEND US AN E-MAIL. AND WE'VE DONE THE SAME THING WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

WE'RE ALMOST DONE. WE'RE GOING AT THEIR PACE, BUT WE'VE SO FAR GOTTEN A LOT OF REALLY GOOD INFORMATION FROM THE SDS. SOME WE HAVE HAD -- SOME HAVE SENT US E-MAILS AND WE'RE WORK OUR WAY THROUGH THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

AND ALTHOUGH WE STILL HAVE A LITTLE WAYS TO GO IN ANALYZING ALL THE DATA, IT'S INTERESTING BUT ALSO REFRESHING TO KNOW THAT WHAT WE'RE SEEING SO FAR HAD THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM NOT MUCH DIFFERENT THAN WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICE PROVIDERS SEE OR WHAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS SEE IN TERMS OF THEIR DAY-TO-DAY PROVIDING SERVICES. SO THAT'S ONE LEVEL OF OUTREACH.

WE'VE ALSO STARTED COORDINATING WITH SOME OF THE MUNICIPALITIES WITHIN THE COUNTY, AND ACTUALLY OUTSIDE THE COUNTY. AS A MATTER OF FACT, I THINK IT'S TOMORROW, THURSDAY WE HAVE A COORDINATION MEETING. WE HAVE ZOOM SET UP WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN STAFF.

THEY ARE INTERESTED IN SOME OF THE THINGS THAT GO ON. TRAFS COUNTY CITY OF AUSTIN MANY THE CITY BORED AND ACTUALLY -- TRAVIS. THEY GOT WIND THAT THEY WERE DOING THIS ON BEHALF THE COUNTY BEFORE THEY REACHED OUT TO THEM. WE ALSO WE OUR COMPANY ACTUALLY THE SAME TEAM THAT HELPED BUDA FINISHED UP THEIR TRANSPORTATION PLANS.

WE HAVE HAD A FEW CALLS AND SQHANKZ THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS.

SO WE'RE MARCHING OUR WAY THROUGH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. SO FAR WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WHAT THEY ARE TELLING US AND WHEN THEY ARE SEEING AND WHEN THEY WANT OUT OF THEIR PART OF THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IS REALLY NOT A LOT DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE'RE SEEING AND WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TOLD SO FAR. WE'RE PLANNING COMMISSIONER MENTIONED HOW THIS HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY THE PANDEMIC. SO EVERYTHING IS A LITTLE BIT SLOWER GETTING STARTED.

WE PICKED UP SPEED AND NOW IT'S TIME FOR WORKSHOP. WHILE WE NORMALLY DON'T ADVERTISE TWO OR THREE WEEKS OUT MAYBED ONE OR TWO, YOU KNOW, COUPLE OF WORKSHOPS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY OVER THE COUFERS THE WEEK OR TWO. WE'RE -- COURSE OF THE WEEK OR TWO. WE'RE PLANNING ON HAVING THAT WORKSHOP START SEPTEMBER 10TH.

INSTEAD OF HAVING IT DONE OVER THE COURSE OF THE WEEK OR TWO WE'RE GOING TO GIVE THE COMMUNITY ABOUT FOUR WEEKS TO PROVIDE AND BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ANY NUMBER OF WAYS.

THEY WILL BE ABLE TO FILL OUT VERY SIMPLE ONLINE SURVEY. THEY CAN SEND AN E-MAIL.

THEY CAN SEND THE WRITTEN COMMENTS IF THEY WANT TO TYPE SOMETHING UP.

WAYS LIKE THAT. THE REASON WE EXTENDED IT IS BECAUSE IT JUST MAY TAKE FOLKS A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME TO FIND THE TIME, THE ENERGY TO GET ONLINE TO VIEW THE MATERIALS.

BUT WE WILL HAVE A SET UP BOARDS THAT REFERENCE EXISTING PLANS WE SEE IN THE SYSTEM, THE DEMOGRAPHICS MODELING AND THEN WE'RE SIMPLY GOING ASK THEM WHAT CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES AND HOLES IF THE SYSTEM. -- IN THE SYSTEM. WE'RE NOT PRESENTING ANY DRAFT PROGRAMS OR IDEAS. THE WHOLE POINT AND THE WAY YOU BUILD TRUST AND SUPPORT FOR

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TRANSPORTATION PLAN IS TO TRULY SEEK INPUT BEFORE YOU START DEVELOPING RECOMMENDATIONS.

AND THAT WILL GET DONE. IF WE HOLD THE SCHEDULE, THAT WILL GET DONE OCTOBER 10TH AND THEN WE'LL START PROCESSING COMMENTS AND START DEVELOPING DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS, AND THAT WILL BE THE POINT WHERE WE'LL WANT TO COME BACK AND TALK TO THE PORT.

MAYBE IN MORE DETAIL ABOUT WHAT WE SEE, WHAT WE LEARNED, AND WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING AND GET INPUT ON THE TRANSPORTATION TREND. QUESTIONS, MOD INDICATIONS.

-- MODIFICATIONS. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. THIS IS JUST AS I MENTIONED BEFORE. THESE ARE JUST EXAMS OF HOW WE'RE GOING TO PRESENT INFORMATION. YOU'LL SEE POPULATION EMPLOYMENT LEVEL OF SERVICE, WHICH IS A WAY TO TALK ABOUT THE HEALTH OF THE ROAD SYSTEM IN TERMS OF WHAT LEVEL CONGESTION AND THEN WE'LL SEE THE MAP -- NOW THESE ARE NOT MEANT, OF COURSE, RIGHT TO START LOOKING AT BECAUSE THEY ARE JUST EXAMS, BUT YOU'LL SEE THAT WE HAVE DATA FROM 2015 AND 2045, RIGHT? THAT IS THE MODEL HERE THAT CAMPO USED. IT'S A REALLY GOOD WAY FOR US TO SHOW HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED IN THE COUNTY EITHER WITH REGARD TO TRANSPORTATION OR THOSE THAT AFFECT THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. SO PART OF WHAT WE'LL BE PRESENTING IS THIS IS WHAT THIS THING LOOKED IN 2015. THIS IS WHAT IT'S PROJECTING IN 2025. AND THIS IS WHAT WE THINK IT MEANS.

SO WHEN PEOPLE LOG ON AND SEE THAT, THEY WILL HAVE THE BENEFIT OF WHAT WE SEE AND THEY WILL BE ABLE TO TO TELL US WHETHER THEY SEE SOMETHING DIFFERENT. AGREE OR DISAGREE.

AND 23 NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO THIS IS WHAT WE ARE NOW LIKE I CONTINUE TO GATHER AND GATHER THE INFORMATION WE'RE GATHERING FROM ALL THOSE VERY SPECIFIC STAKEHOLDERS, AND THEN ONCE WE GET ON THAT AND GET THROUGH THE PUBLIC PROCESS WE'LL GO THROUGH ALL THAT AND DEVELOP THE RECOMMENDATIONS. AND WHEN WE GET IN THAT PROCESS -- BEGIN THAT PROCESS WE'LL TALK TO BUT VERY SPECIFIC THINGS. WE'LL COME BACK AND TAKE ADVICE FROM YOU AND STAFF AS WHAT YOU'D LIKE TO DO AS PART OF A WORK SESSION OR SOMETHING. A LONGER PRESENTATION AT COURT, AND WE'LL MAKE THOSE REVISIONS BASED ON ALL THE FEEDBACK WE'VE RECEIVED.

WE WILL GO OUT TO LOOK AT THE PUBLIC AGAIN PROBABLY FOR ANOTHER VIRTUAL WORKSHOP IF THINGS AREN'T CLEARED UP, AND WE'LL ASK -- SHOW PEOPLE WHAT WE DRAFTED AND ASKED FOR SOME FINAL FEEDBACK. WE'LL ADVISE THE PLAN AND OF COURSE, WE'LL COME BACK AND PROVIDE ANOTHER PRESENTATION, AND ASK YOU TO ADOPT OR ACCEPT THE PLAN.

IN FACT, WE SHOULD ALL GET DONE BY THE WINTER. SO WE'RE THINKING UNLESS SOMETHING HAPPENS, SORTS OF IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD THE WAY WE CONDUCT BUSINESS, IF WE GET OVERWHELMED COMMENTS AND NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME TO ADEQUATELY EVALUATE THEM GET DONE IN DECEMBER, JANUARY. SO NINE MONTHS IS AMBITIOUS FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS, BUT WE'RE ON A GOOD PACE, A GOOD SYSTEM, AND WE GOT LOTS OF GOOD FEEDBACK.

SO ACTUALLY WE'RE PLANNING ON GETTING IT DONE ON TIME. SO THAT'S WHERE WE'RE AT.

VERY QUICKLY, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS IN A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL.

>> OK. COMMISSIONER INGALSBE? >> I REALLY DON'T HAVE A QUESTION, BUT I APPRECIATE THE UPDATE AND APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT TO GET INPUT AND FEEDBACK FROM THE PUBLIC BEFORE WE START DEVELOPING. AND REVISING OUR PLAN.

THANKS. >> THIS IS LIKE OUR OTHER -- SINCE WE FOUND OUT PARTICIPATION

BY DOING THIS WAY. I HOPE THE TREND WILL CONTINUE. >> COMMISSIONER I'M VERY SURPRISED THAT SIX, SEVEN MONTHS AGO SOMEONE TOLD ME DOING THINGS VIRTUAL LY WITH ZOOM WOULD BE EFFICIENT. -- VIRTUALLY. I WOULD DISAGREE.

BUT IT'S REALLY WORKING OUT. IT'S VERY EFFICIENT. IT SAVES US A LOT OF TRAVEL T TIME. IT SAVES US A LOT OF PREP TIME WHICH IN THE END WILL SAVE THE COUNTY SOME MONEY, OR MAYBE THERE'S SOMETHING ELSE THAT WE DISCOVER TO PUT MORE TIME INTO.

SO FAR IT'S WORKING OUT. PEOPLE SEEM TO APPRECIATE THE PROCESS WE HAVE.

>> THE ROAD MAP IS A VERY GOOD THING FOR US TO HELP SHAPE AS COMMISSIONER INGALSBE JUST SAID,

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I TOTALLY SUPPORT AND APPRECIATE THE SPACE TO ENSURE ADEQUATE COMMUNITY FEEDBACK.

BECAUSE OUR JOB IS TO REPRESENT THE GOALS OF THE PEOPLE. SO THANK YOU FOR MAKING SURE

THAT'S STAYING TIGHTLY WOVEN IN. COMMISSIONER SHELL? >> I JUST WANT TO APPRECIATE THE WORK Y'ALL ARE DOING AND I'LL BE WITH Y'ALL SOON ABOUT GETTING SCHEDULING TIME FOR THE CITY OF

WIMBERLEY AND SAN MARCOS. >> THANK YOU. THAT WOULD BE A BIG HELP.

>> AGAIN I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. WORKING WITH SOME OF THE MUNICIPALITIES I REPRESENT THAT THEY ALREADY CONVERSATIONS WITH YOU.

ONE OF THE THINGS I REALLY WANT TO COMPLIMENT THESE GUYS ON IS NO MATTER WHAT WE HAVE AS WE LOOK AT THE CENSUS DATA THAT'S COMING FORWARD THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY STARTING 20 THE BEST DEMGRAPHIC DATA AN POPULATION DATA THAT THEY ARE HAVING TO DEAL WITH POPULATION GROWTH ON A DAILY BASIS, SO THEY KNOW WHERE THOSE STUDENTS ARE. THEY KNOW WHERE THOSE FAMILIES ARE MOVING AND WHERE THOSE ENROLLMENTS ARE. SO THEY KEEP UP WITH THIS.

I HAVE TO SAY A WHOLE LOT BETTER THAN ANY OF THE REST US BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO DO IT ON A AS-NEEDED BASIS. I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT Y'ALL HAVE REACHED OUT TO ISDS AND CALL THAT INFORMATION. I KNOW THAT WILL BE VERY NULL OUR PROCESS AND APPRECIATE THE

PUBLIC OUTREACH AS WELL. >> THANK YOU. THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK AND YOUR WILLINGNESS TO DO THIS JOB THAT IS SO VALUABLE TO US.

>> YOU'RE VERY WELCOME. THANK YOU FOR THE TIME THIS MORNING.

>> THANK YOU. >> WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 35.

[35. Discussion and possible action to reconsider Election Day Vote Center locations for the November 3, 2020 General Election. BECERRA]

>> 35, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE TOOKS RECONSIDER ELECTION VOTE LOCATIONS FOR THE NOVEMBER 3RD,

2020 GENERAL ELECTION. >> WE HAVE A FEW PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.

FULL APPROACH THE PODIUM. MRS. MARY HELEN FRAZIER. WE WEREN'T GOING TO FORGET YOU.

THERE'S A PROCESS WE FOLLOW. >> THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE BEEN HERE.

BUT IT MIGHT NOT BE THE LAST BECAUSE I WANT TO TALK ABOUT TRANSPORTATION LATER.

BUT ANYWAY, I'M HERE ABOUT THE STUDENTS. AND FIRST OF ALL, I'D LIKE TO SAY GENERAL -- THANK JENNIFER ANDERSON FOR THE JOB SHE'S DOING DOWN THERE FOR THE ELECTION.

AND SHERIFF CUTLER. I'VE BEEN IN THE AREA FOR 20 YEARS AND HE HAS BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE, SO I'M NOT ABOUT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.

ABOUT SIX PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN EARLIER ABOUT TEXAS STATE STUDENTS.

AS YOU KNOW, THE AGE -- I WOULD SAY ABOUT 59% OF THE -- 95% OF THE STUDENTS THERE ARE 18 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE. IN MY DAY THE VOTING AGE WAS 21, BUT IT'S 18.

SO WE GOT 95% OF THAT STUDENT BODY CAN VOTE. NOW I WAS HOPING THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN PERSON WOULD I COULD TELL HIM THAT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SLOW, BUT THESE KIDS NEED AN ADDITIONAL PLACE TO VOTE. EARLY VOTING ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE CLASSES. THEY HAVE -- THERE ARE T.A.S. THERE ARE RESIDENT ADVISERS, ALL THESE DIFFERENT THINGS. SO THEY CAN'T ALL GO FROM 7 TO 7:00 P.M. ON VOTING DAY.

SO WE HAVE EARLY VOTING. RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET WE HAVE A CENTER.

THEY CAN HAVE A POLL THERE. SO I'M RECOMMENDING ADDITIONAL POLLING PLACE FOR THEM TO VOTE.

AND EVEN CONSIDER DOING EARLY VOTING FOR THEM. SO THAT IS MY PROPOSAL.

AND LET'S HOPE THAT YOU ALL WOULD CONSIDER. THAT I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THAT LITTLE CITIZEN -- MIGHT HAVE BEEN THERE, THE ANYWAY, WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TUL CONSIDER IFG GOOD THE KIDS ANOTHER -- FOR YOU ALL TO CONSIDER ANOTHER VOTING PLACE AND EARLY VOTING AS WELL.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEXT UP I THINK IT'S AMY Y5 -- AMAYA. I DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS MARIA. THANK YOU, MA'AM.

IF YOU'LL PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM. >> CAN YOU SAY YOUR LAST NAME

AGAIN. >> NAPIER. >> NAPIER.

>> THANK YOU. FRENCH. >> OH, YEAH.

MY NAME IS MAYA NAPIER. I'M A STUDENT AT TEXAS STATE AND I'M HERE TO REPRESENT THE BLACK STUDENT ORGANIZATION ON CAMPUS. I'M JUST HERE TO ASK THAT WE ENSURE THE VOTERS OF TEXAS STATE HAVE SOMEWHERE TO VOTE OTHER THAN JUST ONE PLACE. AND WE DON'T DISENFRANCHISE THEM

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AND WE ALSO HAVE STATE ACCESS TO POLLS, WHICH WOULD MEAN MULTIPLE VARS OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM, PREFERABLY THE REC BECAUSE IT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE OF CAMPUS. LBJ BECAUSE IT'S ALSO ON THE OTHER SIDE OF CAMPUS. HAVING TWO POLLING STATIONS AND THE HEART OF TEXAS STATE WOULD HELP OUT A LOT. EXPANDING VOTERS' OPTIONS IS CRUCIAL WHEN NAVIGATING UNHARTERED WATERS. THIS MEANS ALLOWING US TO VOTE IN MORE PLACES, FULLY FUNDING ELECTION EQUIPMENT AND STATING IT CLEARLY AND TIMELY TO THE WHOLE ELECTORATE ALL THESE OPTIONS. PREFERABLY CENSUS BALLOT CURBSIDE VOTING AND EASY TO DROP A BALLOT IN. I URGE THE COURT TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE IN CHOOSING TO -- ADD TO LOCATIONS TO TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY AND THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING OUR OPTIONS.

>> MA'AM. NEXT UP WE HAVE WE HAVE -- WHAT IS THE NAME? I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S EVAN. THANK YOU. MR. EVAN BOOKMAN.

I'M GOING TO PUT A TYPEWRITER UP THERE. I'M JUST KIDDING.

I'M TOTALLY PLAYING TOO GOOD MORNING I'M EVAN BOOKMAN A STUDENT AT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY AND I'M HERE REPRESENTING BLACK PRESIDENTS COUNCIL, NAACP AND BLACK MEN UNITED. I'M ALSO NEAR ASK YOU TO ENSURE THAT VOTERS OF THE TEXAS STATE COMMUNITY ARE NOT DISENFRANCHISED STATE ACCESS PROPOSED ESPECIALLY AMID A PANDEMIC AND URGE TO YOU VOTE ADDITIONAL POLLING LOCATION. TEXAS STATE COMMUNITY DESERVES FULL AND SAFE ACCESS TO THE POLLS ON CAMPUS WITHOUT THE STRESS AWAITING -- WAITING IN LONG LINES FOR HOURS OR FEAR OFANE ZIFT OVERCROWDING IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC.

PARTICIPATION FOR YOUNG VOTERS HAS SPIKED AND IS EXPECTED TO GO HIGH.

-- ANXIETY. VOTER TURNOUT AMONG 18 TO 29-YEAR-OLDS HAS INCREASED BY 79% BETWEEN THE 2014 AND 2018 IN THE MID-TERM ELECTION. NOW QUESTIONS FOR WHAT IS NECESSARY TO MEET THE MOMENT OF A GENERAL ELECTION DURING A DEADLY GLOBAL PANDEMIC IT IS ONLY RIGHT IT ADD AN ADDITIONAL POLLING LOCATION TO THE TEXAS STATE COMMUNITY.

THAT ADDITIONAL LOCATION WOULD BE THE STUDENT RECREATION CENTER WHICH IS SPACED NEARBY AND IS WELL CONSTRUCTED TO EASILY ACCOMMODATE I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE THE COURT TO APPROVE IT.

EXPANDING VOTERS OPTION CRUCIAL WHEN NAVIGATING UNCHART EARTH WATERS.

THIS MEANS ALLOWING US TO VOTE IN MORE PLACES FULLY FUNDING ELECTION EQUIPMENT AND COMMUNICATING CLEARLY, EFFECTIVELY AND TIMELY TO THE WHOLE ELECTORAL ALL THESE OPTIONS. I WAS A FRESHMAN DURING THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, AND I'M NOW -- THROUGHOUT THIS TIME SPAN OF VOTING ON CAMPUS HAS BEEN EXCITING BUT IT'S ALSO BEEN VERY TIME CONSUMING AND STRESSFUL. I WOULD FIND MYSELF PERPLEXED IF I OR ANYONE ELSE DID NOT EXPECT THIS ELECTION TO BE MUCH OF THE SAME IF NOT MORE ESPECIALLY WITH LIMITED BOTH ACCESS.

I STRONGLY URGE AND SUPPORT TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE AND CONSIDER ADDING AN ADDITIONAL POLLING LOCATION TO TEXAS STATE COMMUNITY. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY

STATEMENTS INTO SERIOUS CONSIDERATION. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

NEXT UP, MR. BRANDON JAMES. >> GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONERS THE -- COMMISSIONERS.

OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS WE TALKED ABOUT OUR CAMPUS GETTING THE SECOND POLLING STATION.

FIRST, WE WERE SHOCKED TO FIND OUT WE HAD A SECOND LOCATION EVEN THOUGH THE UNIVERSITY HAD THREE OPTIONS. THEN WE WERE SHOCKED AND ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED WHEN WE FOUND OUT ELECTED OFFICIALS INCLUDING A MEMBER OF THIS BODY AND PEOPLE IN THIS BALLOT WENT TO THE LOCATION. THIS ISN'T FAIR WE SHOUTED. FOR THE MOST PART I AGREE.

THAT I WISH ALL OF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO SEE THE PARKS AND REC CENTER.

WE DECIDED TO GIVE IT A WEEK IN THE NAME OF FAIRNESS. OK, FINE.

I RAGREESMTED LET'S HAVE THE CITIZENS COMMISSION LOOK AT IT. AFTER ALL THAT'S WHAT WE BUILT ONE TO DO -- I AGREED. BACK AGAINST THE DEADLINE. GUESS WHAT WE GAVE THE CITIZENS COMMISSION THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE LOCATIONS AND THEY SAID YES. 10-8.

10-9 IF YOU COUNT THE -- DURING THAT SAME WEEK ALMOST 303S STUDENTS CAME GAK SAN MARCOS BACK TO OUR COUNTY. CLASSES MAY BE AT HALF CAPACITY BUT THE UNIVERSITY ITSELF IS NOT. IN FACT ON SUNDAY NIGHT THE CAMPUS VOTE PROJECT 100 STUDENTS

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IN OVER AN HOUR. TODAY WE SAW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WHAT THE GOP HAS DONE AND THAT IS PLAY POLITICS WITH OUR VOTING WHICH SHOULDN'T BE PARTISAN.

COMIRTION SMITH SAID IT BEST LAST WEEK. DECISIONS ARE MADE BY THOSE WHO SHOW UP. WE ALL MAKE SACRIFICES TO BE WHERE YOU NEED TO BE IN.

YOUR LOGIC SINCE HE DIDN'T YOU ALL SHOULD CONSIDER HIS WORDS. THIS ATTEMPT TO BESMIRCH POLITICS FOR -- IS UNBECOME AS COUNTY CHAIR AND MAYBE HE SHOULD RESIGN.

TODAY WE HAVE A CHOICE HERE. A CHOICE ABOUT DEMOCRACY WHICH IS THE REAL CORE TEXT OF VALUE.

WE ASSIGNED THEM TO MAKE IMPORTANT LEJSED THEY DID. NOWHERE TO RUN.

HERE THEY ARE TODAY. TODAY WE HAVE A CHOICE. DO WE TRUST OUR OWN CITIZENS? DO WE TRUST POLITICAL DOGMA? I JUST SUBMIT TO YOU ONE FINAL STATEMENT FOR YOU TO MARINADE ON. IF YOU SELECT A POLLING LOCATION FAIL TO BE APPROVED AFTER ALL OF THIS, WILL THAT'S JUST POLITICS OVER PROCESS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. NEXT UP -- WE'RE KEEPING THE CLAPS OUT.

NEXT UP, MR. JIM ALLEN HALL. >> I'M GOING TO OPEN UP MY MATERIALS AND THERE'S NO SCREEN.

YES, I'M JIMMY ALLEN HALL FROM WIMBERLEY TEXAS. I COME TODAY TOS COMFORT THE COMFORTABLE, AS WAS ADMISSION OF JESUS, GANDHI, MLK AND MANY OTHERS.

I RECALL ONE COMMISSIONER AT ONE TIME FELT HE WAS CRITICIZED AND JUMPED OUT OF HIS SEAT AND POINTED AND CRITICIZED THE SPEAKER. I'M READY FOR IT.

THE PRINCIPAL IS EQUALITY. ON CBS'S SHOW ON THE ROAD CHARLES KURALT HAD A SEGMENT FOCUSING ON A WOMAN BACK IN WORLD WAR II WHO LIVED IF A RAILROAD CROSSROADS IN THE MIDWEST. SHE COOKED UP A STORM AND PROVIDE FRESH HOME COOKED MEALS FOR EVERY BOY COMING THROUGH THERE AS THEY WERE SHIPPED OFF TO WAR.

SHE WANT TO MAKE EVERY ONE OF THOSE SOLDIERS FEEL LIKE THEY WERE HER SON AND EVERYONE TREATED EQUALLY. SHE TREATED THEM THE SAME. THE GOVERNING ROLE WHICH IS THE CORE OF MOST RELIGIONS IS TREAT EVERYONE THE SAME. IF YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN YOU KNOW IN MARK JESUS SAID THE SECOND OF MY COMMANDS IS THIS. YOU MUST LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. NO OTHER COMMAND IS GREATER THAN THESE.

IN JOHN HE'S QUOTED AS SAYING THIS IS ECONOMY COMMANDMENT. LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU. SO EVERYONE IS EQUAL. I'M SURE Y'ALL REMEMBER THE SLOGAN OF PAUL. YOU CANNOT MORALLY MAKE A DISTINCTION WHEN IT COMES TO LOVING, CARING, RESPECTING, AND HONORING THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF ALL PEOPLE.

UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE A LACK OFEE QASMT IT'S A RESPONSE TO BLACK PEOPLE NOT BEING TREATED AS THE SAME AS OTHER PEOPLE. WE'RE CELEBRATE THE 100TH AND VERSE RIFT THE 19TH AMENDMENT WHICH WAS NECESSITATED BY WOMEN NOT BEING TREATED THE SAME AS OTHER PEOPLE.

-- AND VERSE RISMT THE SUFFRAGETTES WERE SAYING WOMEN'S LIVES MATTER.

-- ANNIVERSARY. THIS YEAR THEY WILL BE THREATENED WITH A LAWSUIT TO FORCE THE LIVES OF STUDENTS UNEQUAL. LAST YEAR SOMEONE ON THIS COURT WAS MAKING STUDENTS TAKE A 30-MINUTE WALK. LATER THE COURT DECIDES OF THE INTERSTATE HOW TO MAKE A STATE TO MAKE SURE THEY MAINTAIN ENOUGH VOTING LOCATIONS OVER THERE. NOW THIS COURT IS TALKING ABOUT PUTTING OBSTACLES TO ALLOWING STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF AT TEXAS STATE TO VOTE SAFELY AND EASILY ON CAMPUS.

I WATCHED THE VIDEO THE DISCUSSION RECENTLY AND WAS APPALLED.

RATHER THAN LET'S DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO VOTE AND SAFELY IN A SAFE AND EASY MANNER IT WAS WE CAN -- WELL WE CAN'T DO THIS. WE CAN'T DO THAT.

WE CAN'T DO THIS. WE CAN'T DO THAT. OH, WE HAVE TO BUY A NEW PIECE OF EQUIPMENT. OUR GOAL SHOULD BE TO TREAT EVERYONE THE SAME AND 100% VOTER TURNOUT. ADD LOCATIONS WHEREVER THERE'S DEMAND IN A SIMPLE AND FREE MARKET COMMITMENT. YOU'VE GOT MORE PEOPLE THIS LINE GET MORE EQUIPMENT THERE.

ADD MORE LOCATIONS. IF YOU NEED MORE EQUIPMENT ASK FOR MONEY.

I'M SURE YOU'LL GET IT. I'LL WRITE A CHECK. I'M BRING A LAP TO.

I'LL BRING IPAD. FOLLOW THE GOAL THAT FRONT F KENNEDY SAID WHEN HE IMPLORED US

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TO DO BETTER. SOME PEOPLE SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE AND SAY WHY.

I SAY WHY NOT? CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE FROM I CAN'T TO I CAN.

IT'S YOUR GOAL AND EVERYONE'S GOAL IS TO HAVE 100% TURNOUT. >> PLEASE WRAP YOU.

YOUR TIME IS UP. >> WE'RE NOT THREECHING GOAL SADLY, SO I WANT TO NOTIFY THIS COURT THAT PUT UP IMEDMENTS TO THE RIGHT TO VOTE YOU'RE VIOLATING THE 14TH AMENDMENT, DUE PROCESS, THE 15TH AMENDMENT, BLACK SUFFRAGE, WHITE WOMEN SUFFRAGE AND 26TH AMENDMENT WHICH GAVE PEOPLE 18 AND OLDER TO VOTE. RATHER THAN BOOT ON THE NECK OF PEOPLE TRYING TO VOTE REACH DOWN AND LIFT THEM UP. PROVIDE ONE MORE VOTING LOCATION

IF NOT MORE AND LOOK AT OTHER PLACES. >> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU MR. JIMMY ALLEN HALL. NEXT UP MISS KATHERINE WICKER. >> GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONERS COURT. MY NAME IS KATHERINE WICKER WITH FIELD RISING AND TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS STATE. AS WE START THIS TUESDAY MORNING WE ARE HERE ONCE AGAIN ASKING FOR TO YOU VALUE ALL CITIZENS YOUR COMMUNITY AND HAVE AN ELECTION SYSTEM IN PLACE THAT ENSURES VOTING IS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL. WE ARE HERE FOR THE THIRD WEEK IN A ROW TALKING ABOUT THE POLLING LOCATION ON CAMPUS. THE COMMENTS I HAVE HEARD FROM THE COURT AND OF THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY GROUP ARE DOWN RIGHT WRONG.

OUR LOCATION IS NOT BUSIEST BUT CONSISTENTLY WE HAVE THE LONGEST WAIT TIMES IN STUDENTS WHO ARE FIRST-TIME VOTERS. WE NEED ACCESS TO THE POLLS AND PROVIDE THE SAFEST NEED FOR OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS. STUDENTS WHO DON'T HAVE RELIABLE ACCESS TRANSPORTATION EVEN IF IT'S THREE MILES AWAY. I'M A RUNNER AND NOT AS EQUIVALENT TO A 5K WHICH TRANSLATES TO ABOUT 90 MINUTES WALKING TO GO VOTE. STUDENTS CAN'T LEGALLY GET PAID TIME OFF FROM WORK UNTIL ELECTION DAY IT GO VOTE MEANING EARLY VOTING IS OFTEN NOT POSSIBLE TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY GROUP THAT LOOKS AT POLLING LOCATIONS.

COMMENTS FROM THE MEMBERS FROM THE GROUP LOOK AT POLLING LOCATIONS OF HAVE INCLUDES LIKE STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO VOTE. YOU SHOULD BE APPALLED ABOUT THE COMMENTS YOU MADE WITH HOW YOU FEEL WHEN AND HOW YOUNG PEOPLE VOTE.

THEIR VOTE MATTERS JUST AS MUCH AS YOUR PRECIOUS VOTE. THE OTHER DIFFERENCE IS BARRIERS HAVE BEEN ADDED. AND UBER RIDE TO THE POLLS IS A MODERN DAY POLL TAX.

THEY ARE STILL HAVING TO PAY $10 EACH WAY TO GET A RIDE. I KNOW BECAUSE I ORDERED ONE.

THE AVERAGE JOB PAYS $8 AN HOUR FOR STUDENT WOULD T WORK 3450E7K.5 HOURS OF WORK AFTER TAXES WOULD HAVE TO BE WORK IT GO AND VOTE. THIS IS NOT INCLUDING SAFETY CONCERNS THAT COME WITH COVID. WE HAVE TO WORRY AS STUDENTS TO FACE THE THREE IT FOUR HOURS WAIT TIMES OR GETTING INTO A STRANGER'S CAR WITH. ALL THE CONCERNS TODAY I'M ASKING YOU TO DO WHAT YOU ALL KNOW IS RIGHT AND PROVIDE JANUARY LOCATION FOR TEXAS STATE AND THE LARGER COMMUNITY. THE REC CENTER HAS THE LINED IN DETAIL WHAT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WOULD LOOK LIKE TO HOST A FAIR ELECTION. THE OTHER SCRTION UNITED CAMPUS MINISTRY. THIS HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED TO THE STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY. AN EXTRA POLLING LOCATION MEANS LIVES ARE SAVED AND PEOPLE NOT HAVING TO PAVE THEIR WAYS TO GET TO THE POLL ENDING MORE THIS SAFE AND EQUITABLE ELECTION.

AT THIS POINT YOUR VOTE IS NOT POLITICS OVER PROCESS. IT'S JUST POLITICS AND POLITICS ARE HARMING THE COMMUNITY. I WANT TO MAKE NOTE I HAVE NOTES FROM THE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION ABOUT EXTRA POLLING LOCATION. THEY HAD A MEETING TODAY IS THEY COULD NOT BE HERE AND THEY ASKED ME TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU MA'AM. NEXT UP MISS TARA RASINE. >> HELLO, AGAIN.

TODAY I CAME FOR HAD ITEM. I WAS NOT PLANNING TO SPEAK UP AT THE PREVIOUS ITEM.

I WAS SHOCKED AT THE INFORMATION DISSEMINATED AND I WANT TO MAKE REALLY CLEAR IT'S SPONTANEOUS COMMENT EARLIER. I'M FULLY SUPPORTIVE OF THE NEW BUDGET ON THE PREVIOUS ITEM.

BUT I'M HERE TODAY BECAUSE IT WAS ABOUT HUNDRED YEARS AGO WE WERE CELEBRATE THE 19TH AMENDMENT FOR WOMEN TO VOTE. THAT WE THOUGHT THINGS WERE FIXED.

OK. 100 YEARS AGO WE THOUGHT THERE WAS EQUALITY.

WAS THAT TRUE? NO, NO. I'M A WHITE WOMAN.

I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO VOTE. MY FOUR DAUGHTERS WHO ARE BLACK AND LATINE AWOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO VOTE -- LATINA. 55 YEARS AGO WE HAD THE VOTERS RIGHT ACT.

GOOD. THINGS ARE FIXED. EVERYBODY CAN VOTE.

MY BLACK DAUGHTERS MY LITTLE LATINA THEY CAN VOTE NOW 55 YEARS AGO RIGHT?

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NO, NO. TODAY WE HAVE SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS IN VOTING ACCESS.

S THE HAVES AND THE HAVE-NOTS. -- IT IS THE HAVES AND THE HAVE-NOTS.

IT IS THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACCESS AND TIME AND FINANCES TO GO AND VOTE.

IT'S THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T 1R BECAUSE THEY ARE STRUGGLING SCHOOL AND WORK OR THEY ARE STRUGGLING WITH A FAMIL AND LOW INCOME OR BECAUSE OF THIS CRISIS RIGHT NOW.

THEY MADE THESE HOME -- MAY BE HOME TAKING CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN.

I GET IT. I'VE BEEN HOME FOR FIVE MONTHS. THIS IS A HUGE FIELD DAY FOR ME.

I HAVE FOUR KIDS AND A HUSBAND. SIX OF US HAVE BEEN QUARANTINED FOR FIVE MONTHS.

I'M REALLY HAPPY TO HEAR THE STUDENTS LEADING THE BLACK COMMUNITY ON CAMPUS HERE.

THIS IS PART OF THE SYSTEMIC PROBLEM OF VOTING INEQUALITY. THIS IS PART OF THE SYSTEMIC PROBLEM OF RACIAL INEQUALITY. THIS RIGHT. YOU'VE GOT WIMBERLEY VALUE WAY THE QUARTER OF THE POPULATION OF THE TEXAS STATE CAMPUS AND WIMBERLEY VALLEY HAS TWICE THE VOTING POLLS. THE NUMBERS DON'T MAKE SENSE. YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW TO START PROMOTING EQUALITY. RACIAL EQUALITY AND VOTING EQUALITY. IT IS YOUR RIGHTS. IT IS YOUR DUTY TO BE WORK ON THESE THINGS. FOR VOTING AND FOR STOPPING THE OUTSOURCING.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU MA'AM. NEXT UP, MR. JAMES ORTIZ.

>> HELLO EVERYBODY GOOD MORNING. I'M JAMES ORTIZ THE PRESIDENT OF HIP-HOP ON TEXAS STATE.

I'M A SENIOR. WE DO A LOT OF THINGS WITH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, OUTREACH,

THINGS WITH MUSIC. >> DON'T WORRY ABOUT. THAT IT'S TO RESET.

>> I'M BHEER VOTING. EARLIER THERE WAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT LBJ STUDENT CENTER WOULD NOT BE OPEN WHICH IS THE PRIMARY PLACE. NOW I BELIEVE WE'RE AT GROUND ZERO. INSTEAD OF ASKING FOR A SECOND WE NOW HAVE TO FIND A RESOURCE THAT WE CAN USE. I WOULD LIKE IT TO SAY I'M NOT HERE ON A POLITICAL AGENDA.

I'M HERE ON BEHALF MY ORGANIZATION AT TEXAS STATE CAMPUS WE ALL KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE AT WALL AND THE LINE IS SUPER LONG IT CHECK OUT YOUR ITEMS. THAT'S HOW YOU HAVE TO WAIT TO VOTE AND YOU'RE WAITING FOR HOURS AND HOURS.

YOU'RE IN THE SURE WHAT TO DO. MANY PEOPLE ARE FIRST-TIME VOTERS.

WE CAN USE THE REC CENTER. UNITED CAMPUS MINISTRY EVEN POSITIVE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.

IF THERE'S NOTHING THAT'S DONE, THIS WILL BE SUPPRESSING PEOPLE'S VOTING AND THAT'S BEEN OCCURRING ALL THE TIME IN THE PAST. HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF PT OPPORTUNITIES THE AND NOW WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE IT A LOT MORE EASIER.

WE HAVE A LOT MORE ACCESS AND THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TIME IN OUR NATION'S HISTORY WE NEED TO VOTE WHETHER IT'S OLD PEOPLE OR YOUNG PEOPLE YOU NEED TO VOTE. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT EVEN DURING THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC WE STILL HAVE TO GO OUT THERE AND DO WHAT WE CAN FOR THE COMMUNITY. OF COURSE WITH ALL PRECAUTIONS EVEN THOUGH SOME PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO FOLLOW THEM. AS SAFELY AS WE CAN BECAUSE THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC.

IF Y'ALL LIKE PUBLIC IMAGE IT WOULD BE A VERY GOOD LOOK IF YOU WERE ALL IT TO GET MORE VOTING SPOTS. I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU ALL DO THAT.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU SIR. NEXT UP MISS EDA MOORE.

>> GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS EDA MOORE,ED I'M HERE TO SPEAK THIS SUPPORT OF THE SECOND AT LEAST TWO POLLING LOCATIONS ON CAMPUS AND EARLY VOTING.

I'M INTERESTED AS A CONCERNED CITIZEN. I SERVE THE HAYS COUNTY COMMUNITY FOR OTHER 35 YEARS COMBINED IN MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE.

FIRST AS C.E.O. FOR GIRL SCOUFTS CENTRAL TEXAS PROVIDING LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES TO GIRLS -- SCOUTS -- AND YOUNG WOMEN AND SECONDLY AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE 100 CLUB OF CENTRAL TEXAS PROVIDING SUPPORT TO FIRST RESPONDERS. AND IN THEIR TIME OF NEED.

WHEN INFORMED ABOUT THE VOTING ISSUE I WANT THE CHANCE TO SPEAK AND TEXAS STATE COMMUNITY FULL AND STATE ACCESS TO POLLS ON CAMPUS WITHOUT THE STRESS OF WAITING HOURS IN LONG LINES THE DANGER OF BLOCK TRAFFIC TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINESED THE FEAR OF OVERCROWDING IN THE MIDDLE OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC. THE FREEDOM TO VOTE AND HAVE OUR

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VOICES HEARD IS A FUNDAMENTAL AND FUNDAMENTAL DEMOCRACY. IT'S THE MOST BASIC AND ESSENTIAL BUILDING BLOCK OF OUR GOVERNMENT. WE SHOULD BE MAKING IT EASIER, NOT HARDER FOR ELIGIBLE TEXANS AT TEXAS STATE TO CAST THEIR BALLOT.

PARTICIPATION OF YOUNG VOTERS HAS SPIKED FOR RECENT YEARS AND IS EXPECTED TO GO HIGHER THIS YEAR. A HUGE IMPLICATIONS FOR WHAT IS NECESSARY TO MEET THE MOMENT OF A GENERAL ELECTION DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC. ALTHOUGH MANY CLASSES ARE ONLINE STUDENTS ARE STILL VOTING IN PERSON. JUST A FEW DAYS AGO AND OTHERWISE HEALTHY 21-YEAR-OLD DIED AFTER TRACTING THE VIRUS FOR A SECOND TIME.

THIS VIRUS AFFECTS OUR YOUNG PEOPLE. I ASK YOU TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS WILL TO OVERCROWDING AT THE POLLS. BOTH LOCATIONS ARE WITHIN WALK DISTANCE TO STUDENTS AND ALLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING WHICH IS CRITICAL TO KEEPING US SAFE AND HEALTHY. THE REC CENTER WHICH YOU HEARD ABOUT AND ALSO THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH WHICH YOU ALSO HEARD ABOUT. EXPANDING VOTERS OPTIONS IS CRITICAL WHEN NAVIGATING UNCHART EARTH WATERS. THIS -- UNCHASHTERED WATERS.

THIS MEANS ALLOWING TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY FULLY COMMUNICATING TIMELY TO THE WHOLE ELECTORATE OPTIONS. I ASK EACH YOU TO SUPPORT AT LEAST TWO POLLING PLACES AND EARLY VOTING FOR THE TEXAS STATE COMMUNITY. THANK YOU.

TO THANK YOU, MA'AM. NEXT UP MISS TARA LYNN STEEL. THAT'S OK.

WE'LL WAIT FOR THAT ONE AND GO TO THE NEXT ONE WHICH IS MR. TUCKER BLYTHE.

I'M NOT GOING TO DO THAT. >> THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

I'M EXCITED ABOUT OUR TEXAS STATE STUDENTS TO BE INVOLVED. I WAS A AS STATE, GRADUATED FROM SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL. WHEN I SEE THE BOB CATS THAT'S A GOOD THING.

HOWEVER THEY ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE WHAT I HAVE TO SAY. I SEE THAT WE HAVE PLENTY OF POLLING PLACES IN OUR COMMUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO GO TO. WHAT THIS MEANS WHAT I HEARD ABOUT THE LBJ CENTER THEY DEFINITELY NEED WHAT THEY HAVE BUT TO PUT AN ADDITIONAL PLACE OUT I DON'T SEE THE POINT. WHAT I DO SEE WHEN THEY ARGUE ABOUT NOT HAVING TIME.

WHEN I HAD TWO KIDS THAT WORKED -- ALL DAY AND HAD NIGHT MEETINGS I MANAGED TO GET TO THE POLLING PLACES. I FOUND TWO THAT IF YOU WANT TO GO THIS LONG LINES YOU DON'T PROCRASTINATE. YOU EARLY VOTE. MY EARLY VOTING EXPERIENCES, THERE MAY BE TWO PEOPLE. I GO EARLY. I DON'T SEE HOW THEY ARE HANDICAPPED FROM THE FACT THAT I SEE ONE AT WAL-MART, TARGET, DOWNTOWN NIGHT AND DAY.

I'M SURE THAT SOMEWHERE IN THAT VICINITY THEY CAN FIND A POLLING PLACE.

I'M NOT AGAINST TRYING TO -- I'M NOT ADVOCATING THAT WE KEEP TEXAS STATE STUDENTS FROM VOTNG. QUITE THE OPPOSITE. I WANT THEM TO VOTE, BUT I DON'T SEE WHY THERE CAN'T A -- COMMUNITY AND SAVE OUR COMMUNITY THE ADD EXPENSE OF POLLING.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, SIR. AND DO WE HAVE MISS TARA LYNN STEEL HERE ALREADY OR NOT YET? MR. SALCEDO I'M GOING TO LEAVE YOU FOR LAST BECAUSE OF COMMISSIONER INGALSBE'S REQUEST. SO NOW WE'RE GOING TO WRITTEN COMMENTS.

DR. CARDENAS WOULD YOU READ THE WRITTEN COMMENTS TOO YES. WE'LL START WITH ONE FROM HANNAH HARGROVE. SHE SAID I'M A HAYS COUNTY RESIDENT AND LIVE IN THE 78666 ZIP CODE. ALTHOUGH I'M 72 YEARS OLD I FEEL AND THINK THAT IT IS SMART AND THE RIGHT THING TO DO TO ADD A POLLING PLACE ON OR NEAR THE TEXAS STATE CAMPUS FOR OUR NOVEMBER ELECTION. WE NEED TO ADEQUATELY ACCOMMODATE TEXAS STATE STUDENTS

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AND THERE BY ENCOURAGE THEIR INVOLVEMENT NOW AND IN THE FUTURE IN OUR DEMOCRATIC ELECTION PROCESS. THE WAY I LOOK AT THIS WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION AS U.S. CITIZENS TO BUILD UP AND NOT TEAR DOWN THE PILLARS OF OUR DEMOCRACY. PLEASE SERIOUSLY CONSIDER A SECOND POLLING PLACE. THANK YOU. IT IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT THAT CROWDING AT POLLING PLACES BE AVOIDED FOR SAFETY FROM INFECTION THAT MIGHT BECOME WIDESPREAD THROUGHOUT OUR AREA. AND THE NEXT ONE IS FROM DIANE MCKAY.

I WAS A POLL WORKER AT LBJ STUDENT CENTER FOR THE MARCH PRIMARY.

ON ELECTION DAY WE HAD OVER 800 VOTERS WITH LINES THAT KEPT US WORKING UNTIL JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT. THE VOTERS COMMITMENT TO VOTING WAS DEMONSTRATED BY THEIR WILLINGNESS TO STAND IN LINE FOR HOURS. WITH THE CORONAVIRUS REQUIRING SAFETY MEASURES AND WITH THE INTENSIFIED INTEREST OF VOTING IN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

WE NEED TO TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE ACCESS TO SAFE VOTING ON ELECTION DAY.

I URGE YOU TO CONSIDER ADDING A SECOND VOTING CENTER ON THE TEXAS STATE CAMPUS OR NEARBY.

THE NEXT ONE IS FROM ISABELLA BRASENO. I'M AN ORGANIZER WITH TEXAS RISING, A NONPARTISAN ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO INCREASING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE STATE. I'M LEAVING COMMENTS TO ADVOCATE FOR THE VOTING RIGHTS OF TEXAS STATE STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

ONE WAY TO GO ABOUT ENSTHURG STUDENTS HAVE UNFETTERED ACCESS TO THE POLLS -- ENSURING -- BY VOTING YES TO FUND ADDITIONAL POLLING PLACES ON CAMPUS. BETWEEN LONG LINES AND THE HEALTH THREAT OF VOTING IN PERSON IN A STATE WHERE VOTING BY MAIL IS ALREADY A DIFFICULTY, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THIS COURT PRESENT AS MANY OPPORTUNITIES AND SOLUTIONS TO ACCESS THE BALLOT BOX AS POSSIBLE. LUCKILY SOLUTIONS HAVE BEEN CREATED FOR YOU, ONE BEING THE REC CENTER. THE REC CENTER HAS ADEQUATE SPACE AND IS IN A FAR BETTER LOCATION THAN THE CURRENT SINGULAR PROPOSED VOTING SITE. THE SIZE AND CONSTRUCTION OF THIS BUILDING WHICH WOULD EASILY ACCOMMODATE CURBSIDE VOTING MEANS THAT SHOULDN'T BE APPROVED HEALTH WOULD BE PRIORITIZED ALONG WITH DEMOCRACY. ANOTHER PERK OF THE REC CENTER IS ITS LOCATION WHICH IS CLOSER TO THE CENTRAL PART OF CAMPUS. WHEN PEOPLE VOTE EVERY YEAR IT IS IN PART DUE TO THE HABITS THEY HAVE BUILT. WHAT DAY THEY LIKE TO GO, WHO THEY GO WITH AND MOST NOTABLY WHICH POLLING SITE THEY ALWAYS COME BACK TO.

ALTHOUGH THE LBJ IS NOT AN OPTION WE CAN KEEP BUILDING ON THE HABIT OF STAYING ENGAGED BY ATTEMPTING TO KEEP SITES NEARBY. ANOTHER OPTION I'M URGING YOU TO CONSIDER, TO THE SAME SEND THE CAMPUS MINISTRIES. ITS PROXIMITY TO CAMPUS MAKES IT LIKE THE REC CENTER, A GREAT OPTION. PLEASE CONSIDER AND PRIORITIZE VOTING RIGHTS OF STUDENTS WHO ARE GOING THROUGH ENOUGH AS IS WHEN MAKING THESE CHOICES. THEY ARE VOTERS, TOO.

VOTERS WHO OFTEN DON'T HAVE A CAR TO DRIVE TO THE NEXT CLOSEST SITE AND WANT TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE AS MUCH AS THE NEXT PERSON. I URGE THE COURT TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE IN CHOOSING TO ADD POLLING LOCATIONS TO THE TEXAS STATE COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY RECOMMENDATIONS INTO SERIOUS CONSIDERATION.

THE NEXT ONE IS FROM MARGOT ASE. I'M A HAYS COUNTY RESIDENT AND LIVE IN THE 78666 ZIP CODE. I'M SORRY. THIS IS A REPEAT OF ONE I READ EARLIER. FROM MILLIE THOMPSON. I'M STRONGLY FOR OPENING ANOTHER

POLLING LOCATION ON CAMPUS. AND THAT'S IT. >> VERY CONCISE AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SO DID WE HEAR FROM TARA LYNN STEEL? NO. MRS. SALCEDO YOU'RE OUR LAST SPEAKER ON THIS AGENDA ITEM.

THE REASON MR. SALCEDO FOR THE VIEWING AUDIENCE THE REASON HE GETS MILE-AN-HOUR THAN THROW MINUTES HE SERVES AS THE CHAIR OF THE ADVISORY COMMISSION SO HE'S GOING TO DOUBLE DIP HIS COMMENTS TO LEAD US INTO THE ACTUAL DISCUSSION FOR THE AGENDA ITEM BUT I STILL HOPE YOU KEEP

IT AS CONCISE ASABLE. >> YES, SIR. THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME.

ROLAND SALCEDO, CHAIR OF THE CITIZENS ELECTIONS COMMITTEE COMMISSION.

GOOD MORNING TO JUDGE AND COMMISSIONERS. I THANK YOU ALL FOR Y'ALL'S SERVICE. EARLIER THIS MORNING -- WELL FIRST I'D LIKE TO START OFF BY CLARIFYING SOME THINGS. THERE WERE COMMENTS MADE THAT ARE INACCURATE AND MISLEADING.

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I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS SINCE 1908 BEFORE I WAS OLD ENOUGH TO VOTE.

ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN A VERY PART OF MY LIFE AND STILL IS. THAT IS WHY I DO WHAT I DO.

ONE OF THE THINGS AI HAVE DONE THROUGHOUT MY SERVICE IS TO MAKE SURE TO EDUCATE MYSELF AND INFORM MYSELF. THERE WERE COMMENTS MADE THERE ARE NO OTHER PLACES OTHER THAN TEXAS STATE THAT HAVE LONG WAITING LINES. THAT'S INACCURATE.

COMMENTS ABOUT THAT Y'ALL HAVE HEARD IN THE LAST SINCE ALL THIS STARTED THAT IT'S TWO TO THREE HOURS 4, TO FIVE HOURS, AND AND TODAY WE HEARD IT'S FIVE TO SIX HOURS.

SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, I DID PROVIDE Y'ALL WITH THIS DOCUMENT.

WHAT THIS SHOWS IF YOU LOOK AT THE LAST CALL IT WAS TEXAS SIT AND IT DOES SHOW TEXAS STATE WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT HAD MIDNIGHT VOTERS. VOTERS IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT VOTED AND THIS IS THE PRIMARY ELECTION OF 2020. OK THE IF YOU LOOK AT THE OTHER ONE THAT I GAVE YOU, IT IS THE 2019 TO 2020. IF YOU'LL NOTICE THERE'S A SUBSTN SHALL DIFFERENCE IN THE NUMBER OF VOTERS. -- SUBSTANTIAL.

AT THE LBJ CENTER FOR 2019 THE GENERAL ELECTION. AS OPPOSED TO THE PRIMARY.

SO WITH THAT BEING SAID FIRST, AGAIN, LET ME REITERATE THAT WE WERE NEVER INFORMED OF THE OPTION TO REVIEW THE REC CENTER OR THE UNIVERSITY MINISTRY BUILDING.

TEXAS STATE GAVE US THEIR RECOMMENDATION OF WHAT WE COULD USE FOR THEIR FACILITY.

THE OTHER IMPORTANT THING IS TO REMEMBER IS THAT THIS IS OWE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THIS IS THE TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENT. THE SPAK NOT GOING TO BE THE PERMANENT VOTE CENTER FOR TEXAS STATE. NOR IS THE REC CENTER AN OPTION FOR THE SECOND.

THE ONLY REASON THAT THE REC CENTER IS ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE US IS BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE ATHLETIC PORTION A CERTAIN COMORTION IS THE BASKETBALL CLOSED OFF.

-- PORTION IS THAT THE BASKETBALL IS CLOSED OFF. THAT IS WHY THERE'S SPACE FOR US NOW BECAUSE Y'ALL REMEMBER THE MAP OF THE CIRCLE. THAT INITIALLY WOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONLY PLACE THEY COULD PUT US. BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT USING THEIR BASKETBALL COURTS THEY ARE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE US IN THE BASKETBALL COURTS.

THEY OUTLINED A VERY GOOD PLAN. TEXAS STATE IS HELPING WITH THE RESOURCES FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES.

THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE LINES TO MAKE IT SAFE WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ALL.

THAT I PERSONALLY, YOU KNOW, AS A CITIZEN FULLY ENDORSE STHRG LOCATION.

-- HAVING THIS LOCATION. IF IT WERE UP TO ME I WOULD HAVE A VOTE CENTER AT THE GAS STATION AND ON EVERY CORNER. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT'S JUST IN THE FEASIBLE.

THE OTHER THING I WOULD LIKE IT SHARE IS MR. BOB PARKS SPOKE TO Y'ALL AND TOLD Y'ALL ABOUT HIS LACK OF BEING COMMUNICATED TO. JENNIFER INFORMED ME THAT WHEN -- WHEN JENNIFER INFORMED ME THAT HE WAS THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY I REACHED OUT TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ON THEIR WEBSITE. CALLED THE PHONE NUMBER. NOBODY EVER CALLED ME BACK.

ON THEIR WEBSITE THEY HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR THE CHAIRMAN. I SENT THAT INVITES TO THAT ADDRESS AND THAT ADDRESS IS NOT A VALID ADDRESS. FORTUNATELY JENNIFER HAD FORWARDED IT TO HIM. ONCE SHE FORWARDED IT TO HIM, I WAS ABLE TO OBTAIN AN E-MAIL OR CONTACT FOR HIM, BUT DID I MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO HIM AS SOON AS I FOUND OUT WE HAD A NEW REPUBLICAN. AGAIN, LIKE I SAID, I WENT UP TO THEIR HAYS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY'S WEBSITE AND Y'ALL CAN DO IT YOURSELF. IF Y'ALL DON'T BELIEVE IT YOU CAN SEND AN E-MAIL TO THAT ADDRESS AND IT WILL KICKBACK TO YOU.

>> I WANT TO LOOP THIS IN. I DON'T WANT THERE TO BE A REBUTTAL FOR EVERY COMMUNICATE.

WHAT I'D LIKE FOR YOU TO DO INSTEAD REMAINING IS GIVES DIRECTION AS TO WHAT HAPPENED IN

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CITIZENS ELECTIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING. >> YES, SIR.

WELL THERE WAS A THREE-HOUR MEETING. WE RECEIVED A LOT OF INFORMATION FROM TEXAS STATE. AGAIN THEY OUTSIGNED AN EXCELLENT PLAN FOR US TO CNSIDER. THEY LET US KNOW ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS IS THE RESOURCE WLZ E WERE GOING TO HAVE WORKERS. -- WHETHER OR NOT WE WERE GOING HAVE WORKERS. THE OTHER THING BECAUSE IT'S ON THE SECOND FLOOR THERE'S TWO ACCESS POINTS TO USE THE ELEVATOR OR THE STAIRS. THE ELEVATOR WHICH I SNOW A IS NOT A REGULAR ELEVATOR. THEY USE IT AS A FREIGHT ELEVATOR TO ACCOMMODATE MORE SPACES IT GIVES THE PEOPLE GOING IN THAT SAFER SOCIAL DISTANCING. GIVE YOU FULL 6 FEET.

BUT IT'S GOING TO GIVE YOU A GOOD AMOUNT AND YOU HAVE YOUR MASK.

YOU KNOW. THE BASKETBALL CORLTS WE'RE HOLDING, WE HAVE THE OPTION OF -- COURTS -- ACCESS TO TWO BASKETBALL COURTS, NOT JUST ONE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER THAT WE TELL YOU. THE OTHER THING HAD A WAS A CONCERN IS THE FACT THAT WHAT IF WE CAN'T GET MACHINES ON TIME? WE GO AHEAD AND MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS.

BECAUSE WITH PREVIOUS ELECTIONS, THE ADMINISTRATION JENNIFER'S OFFICE, JENNIFER HAS ADD MORE MACHINES TO THE PACK. SO IN THE EVENT THAT FOR SOME REASON WE THE GET MACHINE THAT'S WOULD BE AN OPTION FOR Y'ALL TO MAYBE TAKE THOSE PART OF OUR DISCUSSION IS OK, SO IF WE GO GET THE MACHINES AND THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE, COULD WE STILL HAVE THE REC CENTER AS THE PACK THIS IS THE DECISION THAT Y'ALL WOULD HAVE TO MAKE IS SPLIT MACHINES FROM 12 TO 6 AND 6 ON EACH ONE WHEREAS KEEP IN MIND THE PREVIOUS ELECTIONS THE LBJ CENTER ONLY HAD NIGHT.

>> MR. SALCEDO, WILL YOU TELL US WHAT THE RECOMMENDATION WAS FROM THE CEAC ON AGD THE REC CENTER

FOR ELECTION DAY VOTING? >> THE RECOMMENDATION IS THAT WE RECOMMENDED THAT THE Y'ALL INCLUDE THE STUDENT REC CENTER AS A SECOND LOCATION FOR ELECTION DAY.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. COMMISSIONER INGALSBE, WOULD YOU ASK A QUESTION -- I HAVE

QUESTIONS FLOOR SALCEDO. >> THANKS FOR THE UPDATE. >> YES, THANK YOU VERY MUCH REALLY APPRECIATE IT. I THINK A QUESTION IS JENNIFER REGARDING ELECTION EQUIPMENT AND IF WE WERE TO ORDER. I KNOW YOU THAT ALSO MENTIONED THAT WE MAY BE TABLE TAKE MACHINES FROM THAT LOCATION AND WAS THE RECOMMENDATION RECEIVED WELL REGARDING THAT OPTION?

>> IF YOU'LL APPROACH THE PODIUM AND TELL THE PUBLIC YOUR NAME. >> JENNIFER ANDERSON HAYS COUNTY ELECTION ADMINISTRATOR. SO IT'S EASY TO SEE WHY THERE'S A LOT OF MISINFORMATION.

I HEARD A COMMENT EARLIER AND EVEN AMONG PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN A PART OF THIS DISCUSSION, SEEMS TO SOMEBODY MISINFORMATION. WE HAVE THE VOTING BOOTH TO DO THIS.

WE WOULD NOT HAVE TO SPLIT VOTING BOOTHS BETWEEN THE TWO, WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IN TERMS OF EQUIPMENT IS THE-IN STATIONS, THE IPADS WHERE YOU CHECK IN.

SO OK. AND SO IF WE WERE TO ORDER ONE OR TWO I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE HOW

MANY WE WOULD CONSIDER ORDERING TO THOSE. >> THE LAST I DHEKD WAS A MONTH TO A MONTH AND A HALF. SO I DON'T HAVE ANY UPDATE ON TIMING.

I KNOW TIME SFG ISSUE IF WE'REPE WOULD ORDER, I DON'T KNOW. I STRONGLY WOULD NOT RECOMMENDED JUST ORDERING ENOUGH JUST FOR THE SITE THERE BECAUSE THE MORE WE MAKE THESE ADJUSTMENTS THE

MORE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE THEM EVERYWHERE. >> SO JENNIFER IF WE HAVE THE BOOTHS HOW MANY BOOTHS DO WE HAVE AVAILABLE CURRENTLY. OH, REALLY.

>> NOT AVAILABLE. THAT'S NOT WHAT IS ALLOCATED OUT.

WE HAVE A TOTAL INVENTORY OF 400. >> OK.

WHAT ALLOCATED OUT. WHAT DO YOU HAVE LEFT TO SUPPLY TO OTHER AREAS?

>> WELL I HAVE 100 LEFT CURRENTLY BUT I WILL TELL YOU I'M LOOKING ON ADDING TO SOME OF THE OTHER AREAS MORE EQUIPMENT AND WIMBERLEY COMMUNITY CENTER ON FRIDAY AND THEY ARE GIVING US

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THE JOHNSON HALL. AND I'M ALSO LOOKING FOR A PLACE IN PRECINCT TWO IN WHICH I CAN ADD MORE EQUIPMENT BECAUSE I THINK THAT ALL OF THIS CONVERSATION SORT OF OBLIGATES

US TO BEEF UP THOSE AREAS OVER THERE THAT ARE BUSIER. >> WONDERFUL STATEMENT.

COMMISSIONER INGALSBE I'D LIKE TO PULL US BACK INTO THE DEDICATION BECAUSE WE DO HAVE AN

AGENDA ITEM TIED TO SPECIFICALLY TO EQUIPMENT. >> RIGHT.

OK. SO I'LL STOP MY COMMENTS THERE. >> IF IT'S EQUIPMENT RELATED I'M

GOING TO OPEN AFTER THIS ONE. >> OK. >> Y'ALL HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR A LOT. WE STILL HAVE NOT GOT A LIST OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS ON THIS COMMITTEE. HOW MANY TOTAL MEMBERS WERE APPOINTED TO THIS COMMITTEE?

>> TOTAL OF 43, MINUS 1 THAT UL I IN IS THE ONLY ONE THAT DOES NOT HAVE REPRESENTATION.

WE NEVER GOT ANYONE. THEY NEVER SENT ANYONE, ANYBODY'S NAME TO BE APPOINTED

TO THAT POSITION. >> WAS ANYBODY APPOINTED FOR HIM?

>> NO. >> OK. >> THE OTHER QUESTION I HAVE THIS MAY BE FOR JENNIFER IF WE DECIDE TO HAVE ONE LOCATION AT TEXAS STATE.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING IT MAKE THAT. ARE THERE SOME THINGS THAT IMPROVE THE PROCESS AT THAT ONE

LOCATION? >> YES. SO AS A PACT WHEN WE INLISHLLY -- INITIALLY MET WITH DR. FLEMING AND THE OTHER FOLKS ARE LBJ.

THERE'S A LOT GOING ON OVER THERE. FOLKS FROM THE LBJ ARE PLANNING TO BE THERE TO ENSURE STUDENT SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES ARE TAKEN THERE.

THEY ARE GOING TO BE THE ONES MAKING SURE THAT OUTSIDE THE POLLING PLACE THAT STUDENTS ARE STANDING 6 FOOT APART AND THAT EVERYTHING IS IN ORDER OUTSIDE THE POLLING LOCATION.

INSIDE THE POLLING LOCATION WE'VE ADDED MORE EQUIPMENT. WE'RE ONLY CAPABLE OF DOING UP TO 12 PER CONTROLLED DEVICE. SO WE HAVE A CONTROL DEVICE, PLUS 12, COMMITED THERE RIGHT NOW PLUS TWO CHECK-IN LINES AND ADDITIONAL SET-UP EQUIPMENT THAT CONTROL SCAN AND VOTING DEVICE OUTSIDE THE POLLING LOCATION TO HANDLE ANY KIND OF IF SOME UNNEEDS TO CHECK THEIR VOTING STATUS AND THEY HAVE TO CALL OUR OFFICE, IF THEY HAVE TO VOTE PROVISIONALLY ALL THAT WILL BE HANDLED IN A SEPARATE PLACE. SO WE ESSENTIALLY HAVE TWO DIFFERENT VOTING PLACES IN THE

ONE. >>ED THAT'S DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER SFLOKS.

>> ZBRESMT HOO OK. DO WE HAVE KIND OF AN ESTIMATE FROM THE AM -- FROM THE CAMPUS

OF HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE LIVING ON CAMPUS? >> I DON'T HAVE AN ESTIMATE OF HOW MANY WILL BE LIVING ON CAMPUS. MR. VILLALOBOS SAID THREE 3,000 IN HIS COMMENTS. DR. NOLAN SAID THEY HAVE 7,000 RESIDENTS THERE ON CAMPUS.

SO I DON'T HAVE A FIRM NUMBER. >> AND ANOTHER QUESTION IS LAST NOVEMBER WE DID NOT HAVE VOTING CENTERS SO THIS WILL BE THE FIRST NOVEMBER WITH VOTING CENTERS.

>> LAST NOVEMBER WE DID. NOVEMBER OF 2019. >> OK THIS.

WILL BE THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. OK.

>> YES. >> THANK YOU, MA'AM. COMMISSIONER SHELL.

>> MISS ANDERSON IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND. >> JUST REAL QUICK COMMISSIONER JOSEPH I'M MAKE A DIRECTION. WE ACTUALLY HAD 30. I THOUGHT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW MANY MEMBERS WERE AT THE MEETING. WE ACTUALLY HAVE A TOTAL OF 30.

>> COMMISSIONER, CAN I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION FOR Y'ALL? >> SURE.

>> SO WHEN Y'ALL MADE THIS RECOMMENDATION THE FIRST TIME YOU HAD CLOSE TO THE FULL

COMPLIMENT OF MEMBERS THERE, RIGHT? >> WHY ETION.

>> Y'ALL LOOKED AT A SECOND LOCATION AT TEXAS STATE AT THAT TIME AND DECIDED NOT TO MOVE

GORD THAT IS, THAT CORRECT? >> YES, SIR. >> OKAY.

-- MOVE FORWARD IS THAT CORRECT? >> TO BE CLEAR WE DIDN'T HAVE A SECOND OPTION.

WE WERE TOLD THE PACT WAS OUR ONLY VIABLE LOCATION TO CONSIDER.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL? >> THANKS. I THINK I SAW SOMEWHERE WHERE 7,000 STUDENTS WAS THE ESTIMATE A RECENT ARTICLE I READ THIS MORNING.

I THINK THAT CAME FROM THE UNIVERSITY SO I THINK THAT'S THE ESTIMATE WHEN THE QUESTION CAME UP. BACK TO THE CHECK IN TYPE SYSTEM WE'RE GOING QUARTER DUAL LANSS OF EQUIPMENT. THAT EQUIPMENT IS WHAT WE'RE TALK ABOUT.

>> WE WOULD NEED TO SET UP AT ANOTHER POLLING SITE OR DO THAT ACROSS THE COUNTY.

IF YOU ADDED ANOTHER CHECK-IN TO THE PACK FOR INSTANCE, WOULD THAT BE SOMETHING WE COULD ALSO CONSIDER? WOULD THAT, IN OTHER WORDS, HAVING TO THREE CHECK-IN LINES?

>> WELL WE DO HAVE CURRENTLY THREE. WE HAVE TWO GOING INTO THE POLLING LOCATION FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE REGISTERED AND DON'T HAVE ANY OBSTACLE WHEN CHECKING IN.

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OTHERWISE THEY HAVE NO -- THEY ARE NOT IN SUSPENSE. THEIR ADDRESS IS CORRECT.

MAYOR NAME IS CORRECT. THEY ARE ELIGIBLE AND REGISTERED TO VOTE AT THAT TIME.

ANYBODY WOLS GO TO A THIRD STATION HAD A WE TO HAVE THERE THAT WOULD CONTACT OUR OFFICE AND WE WOULD TROUBLESHOOT TO SEE -- ANYBODY ELSE WHO OWE WHETHER IT'S A NAME CHANGE OR ADDRESS CHANGE. THOSE THINGS TAKE TIME WHEN YOU'RE CHECKING INTO A POLLING LOCATION OR PROVISIONALLY. THOSE ARE ALL THINGS THAT SLOW THE LINE DOWN.

WHEN YOU HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE COMING IN AT END OF DAY THE THAT WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY

SLOW THE LINES DOWN. >> WAS THERE ANY OTHER LOCATIONS CONTEMPLATED IN THIS LAST

MEETING THAT THE CITIZENS COMMITTEE HAD? >> THE ONLY OTHER CONSIDERATION WITH REGARDS TO TEXAS STATE WAS THE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.

HOWEVER, THE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ISN'T OWNED BY TEXAS STATE SO THEY HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO GIVE PERMISSION FOR US TO HOLD A POLLING SITE.

THERE IT'S OWNED BY THREE INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE. WE WERE NOT ABLE TO GET IN COMMUNICATION WITH THEM BY THE TIME WE MET. WE WERE UNABLE TO GET A -- IT

SEE WHETHER THAT WAS EVEN AN OPTION. >> ABOUT OTHER LOCATIONS.

I KNOW WE HAD CONCERNS FROM THE LAST MEETING WHERE WE LOST LOCATION.

WAS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON FINDING OTHER LOCATIONS. >> BUDA BECAUSE WE DID NOT HAVE ANY OPTIONS. WE KNOW IT WAS ONE PLACE IT LOOK AT.

DRIPPING SPRINGS WE HAD TWO OPTIONS. MYSELF AND OTHER MEMBERS REACHED OUT TO THEM. AND REACHED OUT TO ONE OF THEM AND WE JUST NEVER HEARD BACK FROM EITHER OF THEM. THAT'S WHY AT THAT TIME WE'RE NOT ABLE TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS

BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE PERMISSION THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO. >> JUST TO CLARIFY WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF COMMUNICATION. I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE ANSWERING THIS QUESTION RIGHT.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A TUESDAY LOCATION. AN ADDITIONAL TUESDAY LOCHBLEGHTS I HAD SOME FOLKS THINKING ABOUT IT WOULD BE EARLY VOTING AS WELL AND THAT'S NOT

THE CASE. >> NO, IT'S ONLY FOR TUESDAY. TEXAS STATE IS ONLY ALLOWING US

TO USE IT FOR ELECTION DAY. KEEP GOING. >> THE OTHER THING IS THAT JUST TO MAKE THE VOTERS AWARE HOPEFULLY JUST TO MAKE THE VOTERS AWARE THAT THERE WILL BE CLASSES GOING ON. THEY WILL STILL BE CONDUCTING THEIR ATHLETIC CLASSES SO YOU'RE STILL GOING TO HAVE A GOOD AMOUNT AND THAT'S WHY THE STUDENTS WERE PUSHING FOR THIS BECAUSE THERE'S STILL GOING TO A LARGE AMOUNT OF STUDENTS THAT WILL BE AT REC SENT HEAR IT WILL

MAKE IT ACCESSABLE. >> OKAY. SOME OTHER JUST CLARIFYING COMMENTS THAT I THINK I MADE THEM LAST WEEK AS WELL BECAUSE I'VE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE CALL ME A LOT OF BAD NAMES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS, AND FIGURED THAT ANYTHING I SAY PROBABLY ISN'T GOING TO CHANGE THAT. ANYTHING I DO PROBABLY ISN'T GOING TO CHANGE THAT.

WHEN WE GO BACK IT 2018 AND I'VE HERD THIS BROUGHT UP SEVERAL TIMES, THERE WAS A LAWSUIT THREAT OF A LAWSUIT IN 2018. JUST A REMINDER OF WHAT HAPPENED IN 2018, WE HAD THE TRADITIONAL -- I CALL IT TRADITIONAL IT. DID CHANGE AND DURING SOME ELECTIONS OF THREE EARLY VOTING DAYS ON CAMPUS. SO IN 2018 THAT WAS BHAK WE CALLED THEM MOBILE EARLY VOTING

SITES. >> JUDGE, IF I'M CORRECT, I THINK THE LAWSUIT THAT WAS IN 2018 WAS NOT ABOUT THE STUDENTS. I THINK IT WAS BECAUSE THERE WERE NOT ENOUGH POLLING PLACES

IN PRECINCT THREE. AM I CORRECT? >> THAT WAS MY CLARIFYING COMMENTS THAT AT THAT TIME WE HAD THE TRADITIONAL THREE. I DON'T EVEN KNOW THAT THERE WAS AN ELECTION DAY POLLING BOX THE I THINK WAS THREE EARLY VOTING DAYS.

TO GET THREE OR EARLY DAYS AND ADD A TUESDAY POLLING SITE ON SITE FOR THE PRECINCT BOX THE

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WHICH WE ALL EXPERIENCED HIGH TURNOUT ACROSS COUNTY THAT IS OBVIOUSLY AN IMPORTANT COUNT.

WHEN WE ALL AGREED WAS A GOOD IDEA IN 2018 WHICH WAS STUDENTS WHO MIGHT LIVE IN ANOTHER PRECINCT OTHER THAN THE ACTUAL PRECINCT BOX THAT LBJ STUDENT CENTER IS IN.

AND IT WAS A TRADITIONAL VOTING ON TUESDAY AND FIND OUT THEY LIVE IN NOT JUST IN PRECINCT THREE OR WHATEVER BUT PRECINCT FOUR, AND HAVING TO FIND THAT LOCATION ON A LATER TIME WHICH THEY SHOWED UP ON THE POLLS ON CAMPUS. GOT OFF AT CLASS OR WORK AND WERE TOLD OH, I'M SORRY YOU LIVE IF PRECINCT FOUR. YOU HAVE TO VOTE SOMEPLACE IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. YOU HAVE TO REUSE THAT WE EXPERIENCED IN 2018.

VOTE CENTERS WILL TAKE CARE OF THAT. YOU CAN VOTE ANYWHERE.

NOT JUST ON TUESDAYS. THE AMOUNT OF VOTING THIS YEAR SINCE THE GOVERNOR HAS EXTENDED EARLY VOTING FOR ONE WEEK WHICH I THINK IS A GOOD IDEA WILL NOW 1R ON CAMPUS FOR INSTANCE THERE WILL BE 19 DAYS OF VOTING. SO THAT IS MORE THAN TRIPLE THE AMOUNT OF DAYS OF VOTING IN 2020 AND IN 2018. I DOUBT THERE'S ANOTHER PLACE IN THE COUNTY THAT CAN SAY THAT THEY HAVE MORE THAN TRIPLE THE AMOUNT OF EARLY VOTING DAYS. SINCE I'VE BEEN GETTING COMMUNICATION THIS PROPOSED EXTRA DAYS THIS ONE DAY OF VOTING IS ON TUESDAY.

THERE IS ALREADY 19 DAYS SO THIS ISN'T GOING TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL 19 DAYS OF VOTING OVER IN THAT LOCATION THE THAT'S BEEN A CONFUSION FROM PEOPLE THAT MY CONCERN IS IF I THINK JENNIFER ON EQUIPMENT I HIGHLY DISCOURAGE BORROWING EQUIPMENT FROM CURRENT LOCATION WHETHER IT'S VOTING OR CHECK IN ON ANOTHER ONE. I HAVE A FEELING THAT ESPECIALLY IN THIS ISSUE WITH THE THREE WEEKS EARLY VOTING WITH THE PACT THAT THAT IS GOING TO BE WELL KNOWN AMONGST MANY STUDENTS 245 THAT IS WHAT'S GOING ON. BUT IT'S GOING TO BE HAPPENING.

IT'S GOING TO BE ADVERTISED. PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW TO GO. THERE I WOULD SURE HATE FOR TUESDAY INFLUX OF STUDENTS TO SHOW UP AT THE PACK AND BE LESS EQUIPMENT AND CREATE THOSE LONG LINES AND ALL THE THINGS THAT WERE ALL I THINK EVERYONE IS RIGHTFULLY WORRIED ABOUT.

I THINK THAT WOULD NOT BE A GOOD IDEA. ANYTHING WE CAN DO IN ALL OUR VOTING LOCATIONS TO HAVE AS MANY CHECK-IN LINES AS POSSIBLE AND AS MUCH EQUIPMENT AS LONG AS CAN BE MAINTAINED ANDED PROPERLY BY OUR WORKERS IS A BETTER IDEA THAN TRYING TO REDUCE THEM.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH? >> I JUST -- I KNOW Y'ALL HAVE HEARD THIS BEFORE BUT I'M A NUMBERS GUY. AS WE LOOK AT THINGS I THINK ONE OF THE POINTS COMMISSIONER SHELL JUST MADE IS SOMETHING THAT MAY BE GLOSSED OVER BUT I WANT TO EXPAND ON IT.

THAT IS THE VOTER AVAILABILITY AND VOTER ACCESS ON CAMPUS. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOCATIONS AND I GUESS THIS IS A QUESTION FOR MISS ANDERSON. THREE MILES HOW MANY LOCATIONS

ARE IN THE PRECINCTS THERE. I. >> I THE PREPARED TO ANSWER A MILEAGE QUESTION I WOULD SAY THE SAN MARCOS CENTER AND PROBABLY THE GOVERNMENT CENTER.

AND THEY ARE WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER FAIRLY CLOSE. THE CONCERN I HAVE IS WHENEVER WE WERE HERE LAST WEEK WE TALKED SPECIFICALLY ABOUT VOTER ACCESS. WHEN WE SAID VOTER ACCESS WE DIDN'T JUST TALK ABOUT STUDENTS. WE TALKED ABOUT COUNTY WIDE. FOR ME I HAVE CONCERNS AND THEY ARE ILLUSTRATED IN SOME OF THE MATERIALS THAT YOU GAFS ALSO SALCEDO SOME OF THE MATERIALS THAT WE HAVE. WE TALKED TO TEXAS UNIVERSITY STATE.

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NOT ONLY DID WE GIVE THEM 245 LOCATION BUT THREE TIMES LONGER THAN THEY HAVE EVER ONE.

MORE CHECK IN AND MORE ACCESS THAN ANY LOCATION IN THE ENTIRE COUNTY.

I DON'T SAY THAT LIGHTLY. I HAVE LOCATIONS IN MY PRECINCT I'M JUST GOING TO RUN THROUGH NUMBERS HERE. IF WE LOOK AT 2019. IN 2019 I'M GOING TO GO DOWN SOME LOCATIONS AND TELL YOU SOME NUMBERS. THESE R ELECTION LOCATIONS.

WIMBERLEY 690 VOTES. HAYS COUNTY PRECINCT FOR 658 VOTES THE HAYS COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER 557. HAYS COUNTY PRECINCT TWO BELLS CENTER COMMUNITY CENTER.

461. CAL CITY HALL 452. WHAT ARE ALL THESE THINGS HAVE IN COMMON. ALL THESE LOCATION HAS MORE PEOPLE VOTE AT THEM THAN LBJ.

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE ELECTION DAY LOCATIONS HAD MORE PEOPLE SHOW UP AND VOTE THAN LBJ DID. YET WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN MORE ACCESS AND HOURS IN THIS ONE LOCATION THAN ANY OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE COUNTY. I'M OK WITH THAT.

WE HAVE A LOT OF FIRST-TIME VOTERS AT LBJ ON CAMPUS AND I UNDERSTAND.

THAT I COMMEND OUR ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE OUTREACH THAT THEY HAVE DONE, AND THE EDUCATION THAT THEY ARE PLANNING ON DOING WITH THE WITH THE UNIVERSITY.

THERE NO PLACE ELSE DO WE HAVE A CHECK-IN STAND JUST TO HELP PEOPLE WHO MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE AN ISSUE WITH CHECK-IN. I CAN TELL YOU THAT IS THE HARDEST PART ANY ONE OF THESE ELECTION LOCATIONS. GENERALLY IN THE PAST WE HAVE HAD ONLY ONE CHECK-IN AT EACH ONE OF THESE CHECK-INS. THEY HAVE TAKEN A PROACTIVE STEP AT TWO AT ALL THESE MAJOR LOCATIONS THEY HAVE ISSUES WITH TRYING TO GET THEIR VOTE COUNTED.

JUST WITHIN MY PRECINCT I LOOK AT THE PRIME THINK YEAR. IN THIS YEAR'S PRIMARY THE GOVERNMENT CENTER PRECINCT FOUR, BELL CHAIR COMMUNITY CENTER, BUDA CITY HALL, WIMBERLEY COMMUNITY CENTER ALL VOTED MORE PEOPLE AT LEAST 40 OR PARDON ME, AT LEAST 20 MORE PEOPLE THAN THE DID. AND I THINK THAT WE HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB OF TRYING TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES. MY BIGGEST CONCERN AT END OF THE DAY I'M ABOUT EQUAL ACCESS.

I TRULY BELIEVE IN EQUAL ACCESS. I HAVE THREE DAUGHTERS. LET ME TELL YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT TROETING PEOPLE EQUAL HAVE THREE DAUGHTERS AND ONE TYPE OF CEREAL THAT ONE OF THEM LIKES HAVE. TWO TYPES OF CEREAL THE OTHER TWO WON'T EAT. ON A DAILY BASE, I BUY THREE OF EVERYTHING, OR I HAVE TO GO OR I DON'T BUY ANYTHING AND THAT'S THE WAY WE HAVE TO DO THINGS IN MY HOUSEHOLD.

BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT'S MY 11-YEAR-OLD OR 5-YEAR-OLD WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR SCHOOL, I TELL THEM THEY HAVE TO MAKE THEIR OWN BREAKFAST AND THEY HAVE TO GET READY FOR SCHOOL AND THEY HAVE TO GET DRESSED. I HAVE A CERTAIN LEVEL OF EXPECTATION FROM THEM.

NOW IF THEY DON'T EAT BEFORE THEY GO TO SCHOOL, THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY, THEY HAD THE CEREAL IN THE CABINET AND MILK IN THE CUPBOARD. I CAN GIVE THEM THE MILK.

I CAN GIVE THE CEREAL BUT IT'S THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO EAT. AT THE END OF THE DAY IT'S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY TO STAND THERE WITH THE SPOON AND PUT IT IN THEIR MOUTH.

AND I'VE REACHED A POINT WHERE I'M NOT GOING TO STAND HERE WITH THE SPOON AND PUT IT IN MIR MOUTH. I CAN BUY THE CEREAL. I CAN BUY THE MILK.

I CAN BUY THE BOWL AND THE SPOON BUT AT END OF THE DAY I'M NOT GOING TO FORCE FEED ANYBODY.

THERE'S A LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY. >> HAS TO BE MET.

I AM DISAPPOINTED THAT ROLAND, I WENT BACK AND WATCHED THE MEETING.

I THINK TO SAY IT WAS RECOMMENDED. I THINK YOU MAY HAVE LEFT THAT OUT A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE DISCUSSION. THE PREVIOUS VOTE OVER 30 PEOPLE WERE AT THE MEETING. AT THIS ONE YOU HAD HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE IN

THE VOTE. >> 19. >> WHAT WAS THE VOTE SOME.

>> 10-9. >> 10-9. >> PREVIOUS VOTE WHAT WAS THE

VOTE. >> JUST SO YOU KNOW I WAS GOING TO SHARE EVERYTHING BUT JUDGE

ASKED KEEP IT SHORT. >> I APPRECIATE THAT. >> HE ASKED FOR THE RECOMMENDATION AND THAT'S WHAT I GAVE. IT WAS 10-9, AND THEN I ACTUAL HIS TO GO BACK AND WATCH IT BECAUSE IT WAS -- THERE WAS SOME CONTENTION AS TO WITH REGARDS TO ONE OF OUR COMMISSIONERS ONLY VOTED ON THE FIRST VOTE AND NOT SECOND VOTE AND THE SECOND VOTE WAS A DEAD TIE, AND THE QUESTION AS TO WHETHER THE VALIDITY OF ONE OF OUR COMMISSIONERS WAS ABLE TO TO VOTE BECAUSE THEY JOINED THE MEETING LATE. THE OTHER WAS A QUESTION OF

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WHETHER OR NOT COMMISSIONER PARKS VOTE WAS KEPT BECAUSE OF THE E-MAIL BOB SAID HE RECEIVED

IT AND OTHER MEMBERS. >> I APPRECIATE THAT. SO I GUESS THAT MY CONCERN IS THAT THE PRIOR VOTE HAD THE VAST THE FULL CONCONTINUE JECHBT THE COMMISSION AND IT WAS ACTUALLY A UNANIMOUS VOTE. I APPRECIATE THE WORK Y'ALL DID. I APPRECIATE YOU PULLING YOUR COMMITTEE TOGETHER AS WELL. AT END OF THE DAY THE ONE THING I DID ASK IN COURT LAST WEEK AND I THINK WE ASKED SUPPORT -- ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE COURT VOICE SUPPORT ABOUT CONSIDERING, IF WE'RE GOING TO CONSIDER THIS ONE LOCATION WHY ARE WE NOT CONSIDERING LOCATIONS SUCHS IN MY PRECINCT WHERE YOU'RE DRIVING 15 TO 20 MINUTES ONE WAY TO VOTE EARLY VOTE.

I WAS VERY ADAMANT. IF Y'ALL LOOK AT ANOTHER LOCATION IF WHERE WE HAVE ACCESS ISSUES, WHY ARE WE NOT LOOK AT TRUE ACCESS ISSUES? YOU CAN GO A MILE OR EVEN LESS THAN A MILE IN CERTAIN CASES TO FIND ANOTHER LOCATION BUT YOU'RE DRIVING 15 MINUTES.

THAT WAS A CONCERN. I AM DISAPPOINTED THAT THAT OWE THAT THOSE WEREN'T CONSIDERED IN

THE MEETING. >> WELL AGAIN LET ME JUST SAY I DID REACH OUT TO THE WELCOME CENTER AND SENT -- UP. AGAIN I DID NOT HEAR FROM EITHER ONE OF THEM.

THAT'S WHY WE COULD NOT HAVE THAT AS AN OPTION. >> THANK YOU MR. SALCEDO.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER SMITH. I APPRECIATE IT. >> I HAVE A CLARIFYING QUESTION

ON ONE OF HIS? >> OK. >> SO DID MR. PARKS' VOTE COUNT

OR NOT COUNT. >> NO, SIR, WE DID NOT COUNT IT. >> AND THEN THE OTHER THING IS

SOMEONE CAME IN LATE AND ENDED UP VOTING ANYWAY. >> THANK YOU.

SO I TOO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF WATCHING ALL THE PRESENTATION FOR THE CITIZENS ELECTION ADVISORY COMMISSION. BECAUSE OF JENNIFER ANDERSON'S EFFORT TO WERE LEAVING GUYS.

THE WE GOT TO WRAP IT UP. I WAS RELUCTANT AND ONLY MEMBER OF A BODY THIS BODY THAT MET THE CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMISSION WOULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN.

THANK YOU FOR SAYING HOW WELL YOU MET AND SUPPORTED THE PACT THAT WAS ALL AN OPTION TO SUPPORT AND THE UNIVERSITY AND THE DLAEKS SITE. WE WERE I SAW WHO WAS THERE AND WHO WAS NOT THERE AND I SAW THE ATTEMPTS TO GET MR. GARZ'S VOTE THROWN OUT.

I THOUGHT IT WAS UNDERHANDED AND UNFORTUNATE TO SAY THE LEAST. ALTHOUGH I DON'T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING PEOPLE SAY AND DO TAKING SOMEONE'S VOTE IS THE LAST THING THEY WANT IT DO AND I THOUGHT WAS FORTUNATE AN ATTEMPT AND I'M GLAD THAT THE VOTE WAS COUNTED SO THAT WAS GOOD.

AND I MADE A NOTE AS THEY WERE TALKING. THE GOVERNOR EXTEND HERBAL VOTING FOR THE STATE. WE CAN'T CLAIM THAT AS OUR ACTION.

WE CAN'T CLAIM VICTORIOUS THAT IT -- IT WASN'T OUR DOING. LET'S KEEP IT HONEST.

AT THE OF THE LOCATION OF THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IS THE CONCERN, NOT THE NUMBER OF MACHINES. I COMPLIMENT MISS ANDERSON ON SETTING UP AND PREEMPTING PREVIOUS MISTAKES WE HAVE MADE AS A COUNTY ON ELECTION SETUPS, AND THAT THE MISTAKES WERE MADE AT CHECK-IN AND I APPRECIATE AND COMMEND THE EFFORT THAT WAS MADE TO REMEDY THAT MOVING FORWARD.

SO THE CONCERN IN MY MIND WAS NEVER ABOUT HOW MANY MACHINES AT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.

AGAIN CHECK, WELL DONE. IT WAS MORE OF PROXIMITY TO THE POPULATION CENTER.

PROXIMITY TO THE MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE, AS WE ALL WELL KNOW THE LBJ

>> IS THE GEOGRAPHICAL CENTER OF THE CAMPUS WHERE THE LION SHARE MOVES THROUGH IT.

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I WANT MY CONSTITUENT TO GET ON THE CAMPUS AND VOTE. IF THE STATE UNIVERSITY AND ã HAS ALWAYS FOLLOWED THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT JUST FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW WHAT THE ADA STANDS FOR SO WHEN I WAS ASKED BY A STUDENT BODY REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMISSION TO SEE THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME THROUGH THE LENSES OF THIS CAPACITY THAT I WAS SITTING FOOT ON SITE WHAT DID YOU TALK ABOUT? WHAT DID YOU DECIDED I HAD DOCTOR FLEMING LOOK AT THE ROADMAP AND I MADE SURE MOVING IN FROM LBJ WAS NOT AN OUTSIDE SOURCE INSPIRATION IT WAS MORE OF THE UNIVERSITIES INTENT TO ADDRESS COBIT BECAUSE I PROTECT VOTER RIGHTS TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY AND I WILL NOT STOP SO THEY SUGGESTED THAT AFTER SHARING WITH ME WHAT WAS GOING ON AND THE LAYOUT WHICH I FELT WAS A GOOD ONE THEY SUGGESTED THERE IS AN ELECTION DAY OPTION THAT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED AND THEY TOLD ME WHAT IT WAS AND WHEN I STARTED THINKING ABOUT THE PROXIMITY I THOUGHT THAT'S A GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO HAVING TO COME DOWN TO THE FAR SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE CAMPUS AND IT WAS REINFORCED BY THE HOUSING PEACE AND BY EVERYTHING BUT TO SIMPLY ALLOCATE HOW MANY KIDS LIVE ON CAMPUS OR BOBCATS AND I DON'T WANT TO PRETEND TO FEED THEM CEREAL.

THAT'S DEMEANING. BUT TO SAY HOW MANY LIVE ON CAMPUS IS NOT A GOOD INDICATION OF ANYTHING BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK OUT THAT WINDOW WE HAVE THE TALLEST BUILDING AROUND US AND ITS STUDENT HOUSING IS NOT ON CAMPUS SO THE ON-CAMPUS QUESTION IS A MOOT POINT AND I UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE WHAT THE SPEAKER SAID ABOUT GETTING SOMEONE IN THE CAR TO TAKE AN UBER RIDE TO A LOCATION SPEND, I DON'T KNOW. SPEND WHATEVER DOLLAR AMOUNT IT MIGHT BE. FIVE DOLLARS, $10, WHO CARES, AS A REFERENCE TO A POLL TAX.

THAT'S A FAIR ASSESSMENT IT I AGREE. I SEE BOTH SIDES.

I UNDERSTAND THAT IN A PERSON TO WALK ON THE CAMPUS AND TO A ãTO BE ABLE TO VOTE WITHOUT AN UNNECESSARY EXPENSE THAT UNIQUELY POPULATED FOOTPRINT WHICH IS HIGHLY DENSE AND MINIMUM STATEWIDE WHERE PEOPLE ARE COMING INTO VOTE. THAT PIECE WAS A GOOD ONE TO TRIAGE THE VOTERS YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE VOTING IN DALLAS COUNTY BUT WE HAVE A MECHANISM FOR USE TO SAY THAT THIS SPECIFIC FOOTPRINT IS LIKE IN THE IN THE COUNTY I THINK IS SHORTSIGHTED OR MISDIRECTION MAY BE ON PURPOSE I DON'T HOW AND I DON'T CARE A UNIQUE SITUATION DESERVES UNIQUE HANDLING I THINK TEXAS STATE FOR STEPPING UP AND DOING EXTRA WORK TO FACILITATE DURING THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS SPECIFIC TO COVERT AND THANK YOU MISS ANDERSON ABOUT TAKING THE NECESSARY STEPS TO SUPPORT SOCIAL DISTANCING WITH EARLY VOTING I WENT TO EACH SITE AND I DID IN ASSESSMENT BECAUSE I AM DOUBTING THOMAS I WANT TO SEE HOW TO MAKE THE VOTERS COMFORTABLE.

I DID THAT EVERYWHERE I FELT COMFORTABLE WITH THE JOB WE WERE DOING AS THE COUNTY IT WASN'T AN IDEA I COULD TAKE CREDIT FOR I DID NOT HEAR THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER A BAD IDEA THESE IDEAS WERE SHARED WITH ME THEIR CONCERNS WERE CONVEYED AND THE PERSPECTIVES MADE SENSE SO THAT'S WHY I STARTED TO BRING THIS TO COURT BRING UP THE AGENDA ITEM AND HAVE THE CONVERSATION. LET'S BRING IT BACK NEXT WEEK AND WAIT FOR THE RECOMMENDATION I KNOW THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A HARD TIME BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE RURAL BROADBAND OVER THE WIRES A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A HARD TIME PICKING UP THEIR TELEPHONE AND GETTING ON A CALL I UNDERSTAND THAT'S DIFFICULT AND IT MAY BE MORE DIFFICULT TO GET ON NVIDIA I HAVE A PERSONAL FRIEND WHO WAS ON THERE AND HE WAS OUT OF STATE BECAUSE I WILL SIMPLY SAY TO THIS INDIVIDUAL

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YOU COULD HAVE PICKED UP THE PHONE ANYWHERE, WHY WEREN'T YOU ON THE CALL? IF SOMEONE SAYS I WASN'T THERE. WITH ALL THE HEAD'S UP YOU HAVE DONE.

I FEEL LIKE THAT'S NOT A VALID EXCUSE.A UNIQUE POPULATION. PTHESE ARE NOT CHILDREN.

I WANT TO REPEAT THAT. THE PARABLE THAT I HEARD, I FIND IT INSULTING AND I WILL SAY THAT I GIVE THE COMMISSIONER I WANT TO GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP I GIVE THE COMMISSIONER THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. BUT THE THING I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU IS THAT I BELIEVE THAT EVERY VOTER IF YOU ARE IN DRIPPING SPRINGS, COMPUTER, LIBERTY, ANYWHERE IN BETWEEN, EVERYBODY DESERVES FAIR ACCESS AND IF THEY WANT ANOTHER SITE THEY SHOULD ASPIRATE IF DRIPPING SPRINGS WANTS ANOTHER SITE THEY SHOULD ASK FOR.

TEXAS STATE WANTED ANOTHER SITE AND THAT'S WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY SO I FEEL LIKE THERE IS A RESPONSIBILITY INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING AND TALKING ABOUT ONE-WAY DRIVES I FEEL LIKE IT'S THE DUTY OF THE COMMISSIONER TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FOOTPRINT IS PROPERLY REPRESENTED.

ALL I AM DOING, I REPRESENT PRECINCT FOR JUST AS MUCH RISK COMMISSIONER SMITH DOES AND SO MY HOPE IS FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT I WANT FAIR AND UNIFIED ACCESS TO EVERYONE SO IF COMMISSIONER JONES AND SMITH AND COMMISSIONER INGALLS BE SAY WE FEEL THERE IS A NEED FOR ANOTHER SITE AND AS I SUPPORTED ANOTHER SITE I WOULD HAPPILY SUPPORTED AT ONE, TWO, AND FOUR. I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE ENTIRE FOOTPRINT.

I TAKE THIS RESPONSIBILITY SERIOUSLY AND I AM NOT TRYING TO TIP THE SCALES WITH MISDIRECTION AND MISINFORMATION IT'S IMPORTANT TO SHARE THAT THIS IDEA I SUPPORT BECAUSE IT WAS BROUGHT UP TO ME. IF THE IDEA OF ADDITIONAL SITES IS USED TO TRY TO THWART OR DIMINISH OR DILUTE MISSED DEADLINES FOR PURCHASING OF EQUIPMENT IS USED, I WILL FIND THAT SHAMEFUL AND THE THING I WANT TO DO IS.

>> WE CAN VOTE ON IT TODAY. >> I MOVE THAT WE ADD THE REC CENTER BASED ON THE RECOMMENDATION BECAUSE OF THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMISSION TO OUR ELECTION DAY VOTING SITES. DO I HAVE A SECOND? HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND END IS TO ADD ELECTION DAY VOTING SITE OF THE REC CENTER AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMISSION. WILL YOU PLECALL THE ROLE?

>> I HAVE SOME DISCUSSION I WANT TO CLARIFY SUCH AS YOU DID ONLY FIRST STARTED THIS

PROCESS. >> PLEASE HOLD OFF ON THE ROLE.

STRENGTH THREE WEEKS AGO. I MADE A MOTION AND YOU WERE VERY CLEAR AND MISCHARACTERIZING THAT. I WANT TO STATE AND YOU CAN READ CLARIFY.

>> I WANT TO CLARIFY THAT WE HAVE A GREAT >> I WILL REPEAT WHAT YOU SAID

>> YOU REPRESENT 25 PERCENT OF THE COMMUNITY AND YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS CLEAR ISABELLA.

IT'S A RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH COMMISSIONER TO ADVOCATE FOR ADDITIONAL POLLING SITE IF THEY HAVE BEEN LED TO BELIEVE THERE IS A SHORTAGE AND I WOULD SUPPORT HAPPILY IF I HAVE SAID BEFORE AN ADDITIONAL SITE IN PRECINCT 2 ADDITIONAL SITE IN PRECINCT FOR THIS HAPPENS TO BE

A PRECINCT 3 LOCATION >> HERE IS THE CONCERN THAT I HAVE.

I WILL TELL YOU I AM NOT GOING TO REPORT THIS.

>> SO IT'S HARDER TO GET TO IT HAS MORE CITIZENS THAT DEPEND ON THEM THAT SERVES A LARGER

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COMMUNITY WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT THE UNIQUENESS OF THE POPULATION I WOULD AGREE BUT THAT'S CHANGING. AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE POLLING NUMBERS OVER THE LAST THREE ELECTIONS THE LARGEST CHANGES HAVE NOT BEEN AT THAT ELECTION. NOT IN MY PRECINCT AND I AM THE ONE WHO PUT FORTH LBJ LAST TIME AS A POLLING LOCATION BUT TO ASK ME TO SOMEHOW NOT REPRESENT AS EVENLY THE REST OF MY PRECINCT I'M NOT GOING TO DO THAT THERE IS NO ONE SITTING ON THIS PRIOR TO THE LOCATIONS BEING SELECTED WENT INTO WORD AND TRIED TO FIND MORE LOCATIONS IN THEIR PRECINCT AND I WILL ASK MISS ANDERSON IF ANYONE CALLED YOU WITH MORE LOCATIONS THAN I DID? NUMBER DID ANYONE REACH OUT WITH REALTORS FOR POLLING LOCATIONS WE CAN USE. WE HAVE LOST MORE POLLING LOCATIONS THAN ANYWHERE ELSE AND I HAVE SAID MY PIECE, YOU KNOW WHERE I AM AT. I SHOULD MOVE TO VOTE.

>> WE WILL PROVIDE A RESPONSE. >> I'M GOING TO PROVIDE ONE.

THE, THAT COMMISSIONER SMITH WAS ADVOCATING FOR LBJ LAST YEAR I DO REMEMBER GENERATING AN APOLOGY AND THE COUNTY CLERK ON MY DIRECTION ALSO GENERATED AN APOLOGY SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE I PULLED IN AGENDA ITEM THAT WASN'T READY THAT WAS GOING TO ELIMINATE 99 PERCENT OF THE ELECTION SITES ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE COUNTY SPONSORED BY COMMISSIONER SMITH.LET'S REDIRECT AND TALK ABOUT HIM SPONSORING SOMETHING DIFFERENT I FORGET THE DETAILS OF THAT ITEM CAME TO COURT WITH NO BACKUP AND THE ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO ELIMINATE.

>> WAS AT THE ITEM THAT YOU PULLED ILLEGALLY? THAT'S WHAT I REMEMBER.

>> THAT'S RIGHT. AND YOU CALLED THE RANGERS ON ME.

YOU REMEMBER THE STORY.HE POINT IS THIS.HAT ITEM WAS PULLED BECAUSE I FEEL IT WAS DELIBERATELY DECEPTIVE AND NONE OF THE MATERIAL TO SUPPORT IT WAS INCLUDED SO LET'S CONTINUE THE TONE AND THE MESSAGE FOR CLARITY FULL ACCESS LET'S GIVE IT THAT.

PLEASE CALL THE ROLE. >> ãINGALLS BE YES.

COMMISSIONER JONES NO. COMMISSIONER SHALL NO. COMMISSIONER SMITH KNOW.

JUDGE.

REC CENTER ON CAMPUS HAS FAILED JUST SO YOU KNOW IT'S GOING ON BECAUSE SOMETIMES THE VIDEOS DON'T EXACTLY EXPLAIN WHAT'S GOING ON IT WAS A VOTE THE COMMISSIONERS COURT VOTED NOT TO ADD THE STUDENT REC CENTER ON ELECTION DAY SO I'M GOING TO CALL A

>> WE ARE BACK. FROM THE SHORT RECESS. PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM 1.

[1. Update from the County Judge and staff regarding the Local Disaster Declaration and COVID-19. Possible discussion and action may follow. BECERRA (Part 2 of 3)]

>> AN UPDATE REGARDING THE LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATION AND COVID-19.

>> SO I JUST HAD A BRIEF UPDAT . THE EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO GET THE UPDATE THAT WE NEEDED BECAUSE THIS IS UP-TO-THE-MINUTE STUFF SO WE COME BACK ASKING FOR THE

UPDATE. >>.

WERE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO AN EVACUATION. THEY'RE STILL CONTEMPLATING THAT.E ARE WAITING BUT WHAT WE WOULD ASK US TO EARMARK THREE AND $50,000 FOR THE RESPONSE. THAT IS FOR LODGING, FOOD, REGARDING LODGING FOR 300 ROOMS. FOOD FOR 900. FUNDING, DRINKS AND SUPPLIES FOR THE EEOC. SECURITY OVERTIME PAY WE WILL BE ASSIGNING DIFFERENT HOTELS TO HAVE SECURITY THE FIRST DAY WILL BE EIGHT HOURS THE NEXT DAY WILL BE AROUND FIVE HOURS EACH DAY 'S UNTIL 10 IN THE EVENING MAKING SURE THERE IS A GOOD TRANSITION WE ARE DOING A STAGING AT THE CENTER TO MAKE THE ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE HOTELS WHEN THEY COME IN WE WILL BE

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STAGING HANDWASHING STATIONS AND PORTA POTTY'S.

>> WHICH ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? >>.

STAGING FIRST-DAY AND BASIC NEEDS FOR EACH LOCATION SO THEY ARE PLANNING ON DOING THAT NOW.

WE HAD A STAR FOR THE REQUEST OF MRAS FOR ãWHEN THEY SHOW UP.

>> I'M SORRY TO INTERRUPT. I KNOW IT'S MEALS READY TO BE BUT I WOULD LIKE FOR THE PUBLIC SO THEY CAN FOLLOW ALONG JUST NOT USE LETTERS. YOU JUST USE NAMES.

>> SURE. THE MEALS ARE THERE. IS TYPICALLY A PACKAGE AND ALL

OF THAT A BASIC MEAL. >> OF AIR DELICIOUS.

>> EVERYTHING BASICALLY FOR HYGIENE AND BASIC FOOD.

>> SO WILL WE BE ORDERING SOME OF THOSE THINGS RIGHT NOW EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE DECISION IS GOING TO BE? HOW DO WE PREPARE BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO BE CAUGHT

FLAT-FOOTED. >> SO WE HAVE TO REQUEST THOSE AND IF THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN WE WILL GO TO THE REGIONAL PLAN AND STILL RECEIVE INDIVIDUALS COMING IN, IT WILL BE A LOT LESS BUT THOSE ARE IN PREPARATION FOR IF WE WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF IT TAKES THAT MUCH LONGER FOR US TO RECEIVE THEM SO CURRENTLY ãDELIVERY ALL PLACES RIGHT NOW.

>> THE TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT >> SO NOW WE ARE PACKAGING THEM UP. CARE PACKAGES FOR EACH LOCATION.

>> AND I AM A CHRONIC CHEAPSKATE, FRUGAL FRUGAL FRUGAL.

I AM GETTING MISINFORMATION ABOUT MY FRUITFULNESS BUT I'M BEING TOLD WHEN THIS CONTRACT IS EXECUTED WE MAKE ANY EXPENSES THAT THE STATE COULD, SHOULD, REIMBURSE US.

IF THE STATE DOESN'T, FEMALE WILL AND IF FEMA DOESN'T ã COUNTY WILL SO WHEN THIS CONTRACT IS EXECUTED WE WILL ALL BE ON THE HOOK FOR ANY EXPENSES MADE THAT'S HOW I WAS ãTHAT'S HOW IT WAS EXPLAINED TO ME. MR. KENNEDY I SAW YOUR POSTURE.

>> I DON'T THINK THAT'S HOW THE MOE READS.

>> THAT WAS PART OF THE CONVERSATION THEY JUST HAD GREAT

>> I THINK IF FEMA DECLARES FEMA WOULD BE THE REIMBURSEMENT POINT IF NOT THE STATE HAS DECLARED AND IF THAT DOESN'T WORK OUT THEN OBVIOUSLY IT WILL BE ROSARIO COUNTY ON THE

AGREEMENT. >> AGAIN.

I WILL LEAVE IT TO YOU >> WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ARTICULATE IT SO THIS LATEST PIECE OF INFORMATION IS IN THE DOCUMENT.

>> SO WHEN IT IS ASSIGNED WE WOULD BUDGET EXPENSES AND REVENUES AND ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE EXPENDITURES SO WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUBMITTING ALL DOCUMENTATION AND.

>> THAT'S WITH THE UNDERSTANDING IS IN THE WAY THAT WE READ IT.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO ADD SOME LANGUAGE TO CLARIFY. AND HAYES COUNTY WOULD NOT WIND UP WITHOUT A REIMBURSEMENT SOURCE.

>> THE COMMUNICATION, THE WAY I UNDERSTAND IT, THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE PREVIOUSLY BY MR. JONES AND SO THANK YOU FOR ELABORATING THAT SO ADJUSTMENTS ARE BEING MADE AND WE ARE NOT

LEFT HOLDING THE BAG. >> I THINK IT'S CRITICAL FOR THE COVID-19 DOLLARS. THE ONLY REASON WHY YOU WOULD NEED THAT IS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC SO THAT FALLS WITHIN THE COVCOVID-19 DOLLARS WE HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED AND HAD IT BEEN A ãSHELTER WE COULD HAVE PUT HIM IN LARGE ROOMS BUT BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, WE CAN'T DO IT.

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>> I WAS GOING TO SAY, RESEARCH AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE ROOMS NECESSARY IN THE HOTELS?

>> WE HAVE SOME THAT ARE RESERVED SOME THAT ARE HOLDING ON WAITING FOR HOW WE ADDRESS THE FUNDING PIECES. WE DON'T HAVE CONFIRMATION THAT THEY ARE EVACUATING.

WE ARE DOING THIS IN ANTICIPATION OF ã >> SO MR. KENNEDY WE NEED TO PROVIDE IN A DIRECTION AT THIS TIME SO YOU GUYS CAN HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO EXECUTE THIS

EFFECTIVELY WITHOUT CREATING UNNECESSARY DELAYS? >> OF THE REASON I SENT THE MOU TO COMMISSIONER COURT MEMBERS YESTERDAY WAS SO UNDER ITEM ONE THERE COULD BE A MOTION TO EXECUTE THE MOU SO I THINK THAT WOULD BE WISE TO HAVE THAT DONE.

NOTING THAT WE WILL AMEND THE REIMBURSEMENT SECTION TO INCLUDE 1/3 TIER OF ROSARIA

COUNTY. >> DOES EVERYBODY UNDERSTAND THAT? SO MOVED.

>> SO DO YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE US MOVING FORWARD AND YOU MAKE THOSE REVISIONS?

>> IF YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS,

COMMISSIONERS? >> THANKS FOR WORKING ON THE CLARIFICATION. PLEASE CALL THE ROLE.

>> COMMISSIONER JOHNS. YES. COMMISSIONER INGALLS BS.

COMMISSIONERS SHALL. COMMISSIONER SMITH YES. JUDGE ãYES.

>> FIRE MARSHAL'S OFFICE THERE IS AN AGENDA ITEM AND I DON'T REMEMBER THE NUMBER.

WHAT IS THE AGENDA ITEMNUMBER ? WE HAVE THREE PAGES HERE. 46.

[46. Discussion and possible action related to the burn ban and/or disaster declaration. BECERRA]

I THOUGHT IT WAS FOR UPDATING THE DOCUMENT WE ARE GOING TO PUT IN 46.

PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM 46. STUDENT DISCUSSION OF ACTION RELATED TO THE BURN BAN

DISASTER DECLARATION. >> STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE

AUDIENCE. >> GOOD MORNING COMMISSIONERS AND GOOD MORNING JUDGE MY NAME IS NATHAN.

MARSHAL. TODAY I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE ONGOING NEED TO CONTINUE THE CURRENT BURN BAN AND ALSO WHAT I AM PRESENTING IS A RESOLUTION WITH SOME WORDING IN THERE THAT BUILDS IN SOME EXCEPTIONS TO THE BAN AS ALLOWED BY THE STATE.

THE CURRENT RESOLUTION ON FILE WITH THE COURT IS AN ALL OUT BURN BAN WITH NO EXCEPTIONS BUT THE STATE HAS EXCEPTIONS BUILT IN SO I THINK THE BURN BAN SHOULD ADDRESS THOSE AND THIS CURRENT RESOLUTION ALLOWING MR. KENNEDY INCLUDING THOSE EXCEPTIONS AND FOR FIREFIGHTER TRAINING, PUBLIC UTILITY PIPELINE MINING OPERATIONS PLANNING AND HARVESTING AGRICULTURAL CROPS AND EXCEPTIONS GRANTED UNDER THE MODIFIED ACT DECLARING BUSINESSES AND PRESCRIBED BURNS, WHICH WE HAVE ONE COMING UP IN A FEW DAYS AND ALSO THIS ALLOWS FOR HOT WORK OPERATIONS CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES WILL CONTINUE IN THE COUNTY WHERE WELDING WILL NEED TO BE DONE AND THERE ARE SOME EXCEPTIONS AND SOME STANDARDS AND HOW THAT NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE THIS ALSO ADDRESSES THE FACT THAT BURN BARRELS WHICH HAVE BEEN TOLD BY THE VARIOUS FIRE CHIEFS RESULT IN QUITE A FEW FIRE SO THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED THE BURNING OF HOUSEHOLD TRASH AND DOMESTIC WASTE IS NOT ALLOWED BASED ON FEEDBACK FROM THE PERSONNEL AND AREA FIRE DEPARTMENTS HAVE REACHED OUT TO ME AND SAID THE FIRES RESULTING FROM THOSE ARE QUITE NUMEROUS.FURTHERMORE IT DOES ALLOW FOR AN EXCEPTION TO BE PROVIDED BY MY OFFICE WHEN IT IS DEEMED NECESSARY AND THAT WOULD BE THROUGH THE PERMIT WHEN WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LESS THAN 15 MILES AN HOUR IN PREPARATIONS HAVE TAKEN PLACE TO ALLOW FOR THE BURN.

>> IS THERE A COST FOR THAT? >> WE WOULD EVALUATE THE NEED

FOR THAT. >> SO THAT IS THE NEW RESOLUTION AGAIN CERTAINLY COUNTY LEGAL HAS GOTTEN THEIR BLESSING ON THE WORDING OF IT.

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>> YOU JUST SAID I HAD A CLARIFYING QUESTION ARE YOU REFERRING TO ACT EXEMPTION BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY EXEMPTIONS IN THE COUNTY AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T GIVE

A GREEN LIGHT >> SO LET ME READ THE WORDING IS SAID THAT AN EXEMPTION IS GRANTED FOR AN AGRICULTURAL LAND CLEARING BUSINESS ALLOWING SAID BUSINESS TO BURN AS LONG AS ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE ORDINANCES AND ADHERENCE IS SET FORTH IN THE BURNING IS APPROVED BY THE FIRE MARSHAL'S OFFICE AND RECEIVING WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION.

>> SEE HER SAYING AGRIBUSINESS BUT THEY WOULD STILL NEED YOUR SIGNOFF?

>> CORRECT. IN AGRICULTURE BURN SPECIFIC FOR THAT PURPOSE AND RECEIVE COMMISSION ãPERMISSION IN WRITING. SO THEY WOULD HAVE TO WALTHE PRESCRIBED BURN STEPS AND SAFETY STEPS.

>> FOR THE RECORD I BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN THE OPINION OF PREVIOUS FIRE MARSHALS THAT THEY GET A PERMIT DURING THE BURN BAN I THINK IT'S HELPFUL AND CERTAINLY CLARIFIES WHAT'S WRITTEN IN THE DOCUMENTS. I THINK THIS IS A POSITIVE CHANGE.

>> THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT. COMMISSIONER SMITH?

>> I WANT TO THANK THE FIRE MARSHAL FOR ADDRESSING THE CONCERNS AND I APPRECIATE THE PREVIOUS CONVERSATIONS WE HAD TRYING TO MAKE OUR FIRE CODE BUT NUMBER TWO OPERATIONS OF YOUR OFFICE USER-FRIENDLY FOR CITIZENS AND THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THAT I COMMEND YOU

FOR IT. >> THIS WORDINGWAS TAKEN FROM

NEIGHBORING COUNTIES . >> THANK YOU.

>> I WOULD LIKE FOR THE COURT TO APPROVE THAT THIS MORNING I WANT TO REVIEW THE CURRENT BURN BAN WE ARE AT A VERY HIGH WILDFIRE RISK WITH AN AVERAGE DROUGHT CONDITIONS WHICH IS 575 WE HAVE LOWERED A LITTLE BIT FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK BUT WE ARE AT A AVERAGE OF 625 AND THAT IS A STATISTIC USED BY TEXAS FOREST SERVICE FOR DROUGHT CONDITIONS SO WE HAVE COME DOWN A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE OF A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN BUT NOT ENOUGH TO DECREASE THAT NUMBER UNDER THE 575 NUMBER WITH THE STORMS ON THEIR WAY TO TEXAS AND LOUISIANA BORDER WE STILL DON'T KNOW HOW THAT WILL AFFECT OUR AREA WITH LOCAL RAINFALL SO WE HAVE TO ASSUME AT THIS POINT IF WE DO GET RAINFALL WE WILL ADDRESS THAT IN THE FUTURE BUT RIGHT NOW THERE IS NOT A LOT OF PROJECTED RAINFALL SO WE HAVE TO ASSUME THAT WOULD BE IN A VERY HIGH RISK WILDFIRE WISE.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY. >> COMMISSIONER SHALL ANY OTHER

COMMENTS? >> NO THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR RECOMMENDATION AND THE FLEXIBILITY YOU ARE OFFERING TO OUR CONSTITUENTS WITH THIS MODIFICATION. I BELIEVE IT'S GOOD NOT TO BE A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL AND HAVE A PLEVEL OF NIMBLENESS IN SUCH A COUNTYWIDE ORDER IN SUCH A LARGE COUNTY. GOOD JOB THANK YOU.

>> DO WE NEED A MOTION FOR THAT?

>> WE WILL CREATE A MOTION TO APPROVE. HOW WOULD YOU SUMMARIZE THAT TO

BE MOST ACCURATE MR. KENNEDY? >>.

AND IT DOES HAVE A 90 DAY FROM THIS POINT FORWARD.

>> ADOPT A NEW BURN BAN AS DRAFTED.

>> I MOVE THAT WE ADOPT A NEW BURN BAN AS STATED WITH ARTICULATED DETAILS FOR THE

PNEXT 90 DAYS. >> WE HAVE A MOTION IN A SECOND.NY OTHER COMMENTS? CIVIC COMMISSIONER SHALL? YES.

COMMISSIONER SMITH? OMMISSIONER JONES? YES.

COMMISSIONER INGALLS BE? YES. JUDGE?

YES. >> ANY OTHER AGENDA ITEM HERE THAT IS KEEPING YOU HERE? I KNOW YOU HAVE TO MOVE.

>> CAN I ADDRESS THE PRESCRIBED BURN HAPPENING IN TWO DAYS ã HOLDING A PRESCRIBED BURN ON

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THURSDAY AT THIS POINT I HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING A PRESS RELEASE THAT TALKS ABOUT THAT FOR INFORMING THE RESIDENCE IT'S A TWO ACRE BURN AND AT THIS POINT IT'S GOING TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY AT 11 AM SO RESIDENTS WILL SEE SMOKE IN THE AREA DEPENDING ON WHICH WAY THE WIND IS SIX FEET OFF OF HIGHWAY 290 AND THE GOAL IS TO BURN ALL FUELS FOUR FEET OR LESS IT'S GOING TO MAKE THE AREA SAFER THEY ARE WORKING OUT THE DETAILS WITH NORTH HAYS COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT. SO IF THE WEATHER CONTINUES THE WAY THAT IT IS AND MAKE IT BETTER CONDITIONS IT WILL BE HELD AT 11 ON THURSDAY IF SOMETHING CHANGES.

THURSDAY. >> AND WE WILL CREATE A DOCUMENT AND PRESS RELEASE. SORRY. COMMISSIONER.

MIKE JONES ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD?

>> MIKE JONES DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES.URRENTLY WE HAVE HAD OUR STAFF WORKING.

WE HAVE 160 ON RESERVE RIGHT NOW AND WE NEED TO RESERVE MORE AND.

BECAUSE WE ARE NOT HONORING THE COUNTY PO PER SE BECAUSE IT'S ONE OF THEIR ISSUES.

EXPANDING TO ACCOMMODATE THESE REQUESTS SO IT'S AN URGENCY FOR THE NEXT TWO HOURS.

>> ARE GOING TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION?

>> IT'S OKAY. >>.

SHOOT YOU A COMMUNICATION TO LET YOU KNOW HOW THAT GOES. CAN YOU CONVEY WHAT WOULD BE USEFUL TO KEEP THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES MOVING EFFECTIVELY?

>> IF WE HAVE AN INITIAL $2000 ON TOP OF THAT IT SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? >>.

BACK AND.

I WILL COME BACK.

>> WE WILL BE HERE FOR A LITTLE WHILE SO WE CAN MAKE THE ADJUSTMENTS IF NECESSARY.

I SEE SOMEONE HERE FOR.

[34. Hold a public hearing on the proposed Lantana multi-family project in accordance with Tex. Gov’t Code, §2306.67071(b) and authorize the execution of a Resolution of No Objection for an application submitted by Mission Development Group, Ltd. to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. INGALSBE]

>> HOLD UP A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED MULTIFAMILY PROJECT IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE 2306.670 71B AND AUTHORIZED EXECUTION OF A RESOLUTION OF NO OBJECTION FOR AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED B .

TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> I WILL OPEN FOR A PUBLIC HEARING. ANYONE HERE WISHING TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST IF YOU WILL PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM AND STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

>> I AM JOHN LATHAM. I AM ONE OF THE MANAGING PARTNERS FOR THE MISSION DEVELOPMENT GROUP. WE ARE PROPOSING THIS PROJECT WHICH IS A 216 UNIT MULTIFAMILY PROJECT LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM.

FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO THANK COMMISSIONER ãFORGETTING US ON THE AGENDA LIKE I SAID THIS PROPERTY IS 216 UNITS AND MEANT TO SERVE FAMILIES MAKING ANYWHERE FROM 30 TO 70 PERCENT OF THE MEDIAN INCOME SO FAMILIES THAT MAKE $30,000-$68,000 A YEAR IN INCOME. SO THIS PROJECT IS, WE ARE PARTNERING WITH THE HOUSING AUTHORITY AND WE HAVE A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH THEM PARTNER IN THIS TRANSACTION AND

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ãSIGNIFICANT REVENUES THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS PROJECT.

IT IS WHAT WE WOULD CONSIDER A CLASS A PROJECT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TELL THIS FROM ANY MARKET RATE LUXURY APARTMENT COMPLEX THAT YOU MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH.

WE WILL HAVE A POOL AND A CLUBHOUSE AND THE INTERIOR WILL HAVE STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES I THINK THE THING THAT DISTINGUISHES THIS PROPERTY FROM A TRADITIONAL MARKET RATE PROPERTY ARE THE SERVICES WE DO PROVIDE EVERYTHING FROM TAX PREPARATION FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER INFORMATION LANGUAGE CLASSES. GED PREPARATION.

CAREER SERVICES COUNSELING. TRANSPORTATION WE DO HAVE A SHUTTLE THAT WILL PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION SO THE REASON WE ARE REQUESTING THIS LETTER OF SUPPORT AND NO OBJECTION IS BECAUSE WHEN WE FILED OUR APPLICATION OF TAX CREDITS WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS WHEN WE FILE THAT APPLICATION WE ARE IN THE E TJ AND AS SUCH WE ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A LETTER OF NO OBJECTIONS SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE THIS CENSUS TRACT THAT WE ARE IN HAS MORE THAN 20 PERCENT HOUSING UNITS FINANCED WITH TAX CREDIT SO SINCE OUR APPLICATION WE HAVE BEEN ANNEXED INTO THE CITY WE ARE ANNEXED INTO THE CITY OF SAN MARCUS WITH ZONING THAT WOULD CAUSE OUR APPLICATION. IT WENT 10 MONTHS AGO THE TD HCA IS REQUIRING.

>> I WANT TO ASK A QUICK QUESTION. 30 TO 60 8K PER YEAR HOUSEHOLD.

ARE YOU SAYING PER HOUSEHOLD OR PER PERSON? I WANTED TO CLARIFY.

THAT SEEMS WONDERFUL. WAY TO HELP THE STRUGGLING. GOOD JOB.

COMMISSIONER INGALLS BE? >> MR. LATHAM THANKS SO MUCH.

I KNOW WE WERE LATE IN THE GAME AND ãPROVIDED QUITE A BIT OF INFORMATION TO ME AS I STATED BEFORE I AM ALWAYS SUPPORTIVE OF WORKFORCE HOUSING SO WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE PARTNERSHIP AND I KNOW THAT THE CITY OF SAN MARCUS IS TOTALLY SUPPORTIVE ALSO YOU MENTION THE SAN MARCUS HOUSING AUTHORITY SO I APPRECIATE THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THEM.

THANKS SO MUCH. IT WAS THE TIMING OF THE ANNEXATION AND I DID NOT KNOW THAT YOU HAD BEEN ANNEXED LAST WEEK SO CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT.

WE FULLY SUPPORT THE PROJECT. THANK YOU.

>> I APOLOGIZE FOR THE REASON YOU HAVE TO DO THIS. WHO IS DOING THE FINANCING?

>> THE FINANCING WILL BE THE LOAN WILL BE THROUGH HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION LOAN AND THE EQUITY PIECE IS THROUGH THE TAX CREDITS.

>> COMMISSIONERS ON THE SIDE? >> THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS TO US. I APPRECIATE IT. ANYONE ELSE HERE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST THIS AGENDA ITEM? SEEING NO ONE ELSE.E WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

AND COMMISSIONER INGALLS BE? >> I MAKE A MOTION EARLIER AND.

WELL. >> THE MOTION INCLUDES THE

RESOLUTION OF NO OBJECTION. >> AND PLEASE CALL THE ROLE.

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>> COMMISSIONER JONES. YES. COMMISSIONER SMITH.ES.

COMMISSIONER INGALLS BS. >> COMMISSIONER MICHELLE YES.

JUDGE. YES.

>> I WILL TRY TO SNEAK IN A COUPLE OF ADDITIONAL CITIZEN COMMENTS.

YOU ARE SITTING HERE FOR 21. IS THAT RIGHT. 16, 21.

[16. Ratify the submission of the County Feral Hog Abatement Grant submission to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services, Wildlife Services Program. JONES/CRUMLEY]

23 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. LET'S OPEN 16 REALLY QUICK.

>> 16 RATIFY THE SUBMISSION OF THE COUNTY FERAL HOG ABATEMENT GRANT SUBMISSION TO THE TEXAS A&M AGRO LIFE EXTENSION SERVICES WILDLIFE SERVICES PROGRAM.

> SO MOVED. SECOND. SPIN WITH THE FIRST PERSON SIGNED UP TO SPEAK IS ONE. DAN LYON.

>> THANK YOU JUDGE. THE REASON I AM HERE IS TO ASK YOU ALL TO RESTORE THE PROGRAM I BELIEVE SOME CALL THE REASON IT WAS ELIMINATED WAS THAT APPARENTLY COMMISSIONER JONES AND ãCOUNTY AT 5000 ãTURNED IN HAYS COUNTY ONLY TURNED IN 100 TALES.

IF YOU ARE SITTING THERE AND YOU'RE GETTING A NUMBER OF TALES IN CALDWELL COUNTY IS GETTING ãNUMBER A WHOLE LOT LARGER THAN WHAT YOU ARE GETTING YOU SHOULD THINK MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG. MAYBE THE HUNTERS DON'T KNOW THE PROGRAM IS GOING ON WHERE THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE WE ARE WHICH IN BOTH OF THOSE REASONS I DIDN'T TURN ANY TALES IN AND LET'S FACE IT. RIGHT NOW, HAYS COUNTY IS A FREELOADER ON THE HUNTERS OF HAYS COUNTY THEY SHOULD NOT BE PAYING PLUS I LOOKED ON THE BACK AND SAID THE STATE WILL PAY UP TO FIVE DOLLARS PER TALE THAT MEANS THE COUNTY WOULD PAY FIVE DOLLARS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOUBLED TO $10. MAYBE I AM WRONG BUT I THINK I AM RIGHT.

AND ALSO THIS IS YOU GET A MAXIMUM OF 30 POINTS I DON'T FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT BUT IF YOU RESTORE A BOUNTY WE GET MORE POINTS.AND I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE AVERAGE PER HOG WHICH YOU ALL ARE SPENDING NOW IS BELOW $10. IT MIGHT BE BELOW 15 I'M NOT SURE YOU CAN BETTER TELL ME ON THAT SO YOU CAN RESTORE THE BOUNTY AND GET THE HOG TALES FOR 5 TO 10 APIECE RIGHT NOW WE HAVE HELICOPTERS FLYING AROUND A BUNCH OF HELICOPTER COWBOYS SHOOTING OUT OF HELICOPTERS THAT'S VERY UNSAFE.I DON'T CARE WHAT KIND OF PROFESSIONALS THEY ARE. NOBODY THINKS THAT'S SAFER THAN A HUNTER SITTING IN A BLIND BEING ABLE TO TAKE OUT A HIGH IN AN AREA WHERE THERE ARE NO OTHER PEOPLE IF YOU ARE SHOOTING FROM A HELICOPTER YOU CAN HIT ROCKS BULLETS CAN RICOCHET NO TELLING WHERE WE ARE TOLD THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO DO IT. LET ME JUST USE A LITTLE FRENCH AND SAY THAT'S CRAP. I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD.

>> WHEN WE FIRST STARTED THIS PROGRAM WE DID THE BOUNTY WE DID NOT HAVE VERY GOOD LUCK.

>> WE CAN LOOK AT THE BOUNTY AGAIN AND SEE IF WE CAN DO A BETTER JOB OF ADVERTISING AND

TAKE A LOOK AT IT. >> SO WE CAN'T ADD IN HAYS COUNTY TODAY BECAUSE IT'S NOT WORDED THAT WAY. IS THAT CORRECT?

>> SO WHAT DIRECTIN WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE?

>> SO YOUR IDEAS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH WHAT WE HAVE HERE AND ADD THE BOUNTY PROGRAM?

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>> WE WOULD HAVE TO GO BACK AND REDO THE APPLICATION.

>> THIS IS JUST THE SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION. >> FOR THE GRANT FUNDING AND THE TAIL PROGRAM BEING DESCRIBED WOULD BE WRITTEN AS A NEW GRANT APPLICATION.

CORRECT? >> I WILL SECOND THAT.

>> ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS?

>> COMMISSIONER INGALLS B. YES. COMMISSIONER SMITH.ES. COMMISSIONER JONES.

YES. COMMISSIONER SHELL.ES.

>> JUDGE. YES. >> WE HAVE HEARD YOU LOUD AND CLEAR I HAPPILY SUPPORT THIS ONE. OKAY.

CAN YOU SAY YOUR AGENDA ITEM THAT YOU ARE HERE FOR?

>>.

FOR YOU? >> PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM 23 AND WE WILL GO TO THE WORKSHOP.

[23. Authorize the County Judge to execute First Amendment to Consulting Services Agreement to an agreement between Hays County and Water PR, LLC regarding an Information Program related to the upcoming November 3, 2020 Parks and Open Space Bond Proposition, finding for an exemption pursuant to Texas Local Government Code 262.024(a)(4). INGALSBE]

>> NUMBER 23 AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE FIRST AMENDMENT TO CONSULTING SERVICES AGREEMENT TO AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY REGARDING AN INFORMATION PROGRAM RELATED TO THE UPCOMING NOVEMBER 3, 2020 PARKS AND OPEN SPACE BOND PROPOSITION FINDING AN EXEMPTION PURSUANT TO TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE 262 AND JUDGE I DO HAVE A WRITTEN

COMMENT SITTING ON THIS. >> AFTER WE GET THE MOTION IF YOU WILL PLEASE READ IT. CAN I GET A MOTION? LOOKING FOR A SECOND.

>> SECOND. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE. PLEASE READ YOUR COMMENT.

>> >> I AM CONCERNED ABOUT ITEM NUMBER 23 OF THE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN TO BE CONDUCTED BY THE VENDOR GIVEN THE CURRENT VENDORS CURRENT AFFILIATION WITH THE SPONSORS AND PRIME BIT BENEFICIARIES OF THE PROPOSED BOND.

ÃTAKE A NEUTRAL POSITION. NUMBER TWO WILL THE EDUCATORS INFORM THE PUBLIC THAT THE COUNTY WILL BE PAYING ABOVE MARKET VALUE FOR THE PROPERTY BUT IT WILL END UP WITH LAND HAVING CONSERVATION EASEMENTS ON IT SUCH AS THE ABOVE MARKET VALUE THEY WILL HAVE VIRTUALLY WORTHLESS LAND AND THE EDUCATORS INFORM THE PUBLIC THAT NEARLY 100 PERCENT OF THE VALUE OF THE TAXPAYERS PAID FOR WILL BE GIVEN TO OR RESERVED BY VARIOUS NONPROFITS AND WILL THE EDUCATORS INSTRUCT THE PUBLIC WHETHER AN APPRAISAL HAS BEEN PERFORMED, AND EVALUATION OF THE PROPERTY THE COUNTY IS ACTUALLY GETTING VERSUS WHAT THE COUNTY IS PAYING FOR FIVE, WITH EDUCATORS INFORM THE PUBLIC THAT THE CONSERVATION EASEMENTS ARE BEING IMPOSED TO PREVENT THE CURRENT AND NEXT SEVERAL GENERATIONS OF TAXPAYERS WHO ARE PAYING FOR THIS PROPERTY AND IF OFFICIALS THEY ALLY FROM BEING ABLE TO USE OR DISPOSE OF THE PROPERTY AS THEY SEE FIT AS NEEDS CHANGE AND SIX, OTHER PROJECTS PREDETERMINED? WILL THERE BE AN ASSESSMENT ASSUMING THE BOND ISSUE PASSES TO DETERMINE WHERE THE PROJECTS OR IS THIS A THUMBS UP, THUMBS DOWN FOR THE ENTIRE PROPOSED PACKAGE SUCH THAT OPPOSITION TO ANYONE MEANS VOTERS SHOULD OPPOSE THE BONDS IN THEIR ENTIRETY.

IF YOUR ANSWER IS NO TO ITEMS ONE THROUGH FIVE COULD YOU EXPLAIN WHY NOT GIVEN THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE IN EDUCATION CAMPAIGN AND OTHERWISE AMEND THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ADDRESS EACH OF THE CONCERNS SET FORTH ABOVE. THANK YOU THIS IS FROM BILL

DAVIS. >> WE HAVE ONE SPEAKER AND THE

AUDIENCE. >> MARK ãTHANK YOU FOR DOING THIS I DO APPRECIATE IT.I AM HERE TO SPEAK AGAINST ITEM NUMBER 23 IF YOU READ IT BASICALLY $31,300 TO WATER PR WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY ãLLC FORMER LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC COUNTY COMMISSIONER. BACK IN JANUARY THE COURT AWARDED HER APPARENTLY ãTHAT'S

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A BAD LOOK NO-BID CONTRACT AND HER COMPANY IS A PUBLIC RELATIONS MARKETING FIRM SHE'S A BOND. BASICALLY A LOBBYIST. SHE WILL LOBBY THEM FOR A $75 MILLION BOND THAT'S LIKE TAKING YOURSELF TO THE WOODSHED. YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE MONEY FROM US YOU WILL LOBBY THE TAXPAYERS TO GET A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE $75 MILLION.IT'S GOING TO DRIVE ATTENDANCE TO THE 2020 ELECTION. DOES ANYBODY THINK PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO VOTE IN 2020 WITH DONALD TRUMP ON THE AGENDA? THERE'S 50,000 MAIL OUT FOUR BY SIX FLYERS THE PROBLEM IS THERE'S ABOUT 240,000 PEOPLE IN HAYS COUNTY AND ONLY HALF OF REGISTERED VOTERS 70,000 PEOPLE GET LEFT OFF KAREN FORD WAS A FORMER MEMBER OF HILL COUNTRY ALLIANCE. I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT THE BOND.

A LETTER YOU SIGNED JUDGE WITH PUBLIC LAND TRUST OF SAN FRANCISCO AND EVERYBODY ELSE IF THESE GROUPS WOULD STAND TO BENEFIT SO MUCH LET THEM ADVERTISE IT.

YOU HAVE HILL COUNTRY ALLIANCE YOU HAVE THE WATER ASSOCIATION WHICH STANDS TO HAVE $26 MILLION FROM TIER 1 AND ã SPRINGS I AM A VETERAN I WAS IN THE NAVY 91 THROUGH 95.

I DON'T WANT TO SELL MY KIDS INTO PERPETUAL FINANCIAL DEBT WAS A SILLY BOND ENTER WRAP THINGS UP SEVERAL YEARS AGO THE $30 MILLION BOND THAT COMMISSIONER FORD PUSHED HICH IS HER ONLY QUALIFICATION. WE SPENT A TON OF MONEY TO ã$5 MILLION AND I PULLED UP THE RULING ON THE NATURAL RESOURCE AREA IT SOLD OUT FOR ALL OF 2020.

PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THIS LADY ANOTHER $31,000 TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE PUBLIC SPEAKING ON

THEIR OWN. >> I THINK THAT CONCLUDES OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA ITEM. I WILL ECHO SOME OF THOSE SENTIMENTS THAT I AM LOOKING FOR A TRANSPARENCY PIECE THAT I HAVE ASKED OUR AGENDA ITEMS ALL HAVE A DOLLAR AMOUNT ON THEM SO THE COMMUNITY CUTESY BECAUSE WE'RE ALL FOR THE FOLKS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE WHAT IS BEFORE THEM. THEY JUST SEE AN AGENDA AND WHEN MY OFFICE REMINDED THAT THESE AGENDA ITEMS HAVE DOLLAR AMOUNTS ON THE RESPONSE WAS WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT THE JUDGES AGENDA ITEMS HAVE DOLLAR AMOUNTS BUT I WAS LED TO BELIEVE THE COMMISSIONERS WERE NOT SUPPORTING THAT TRANSPARENCY LOW HANGING FO EFFORT. I JUST WANT TO ASK IS THAT A DIRECTION I MISSED OR IS THE

COMMISSIONER ASKING TO REMOVE THE DOLLAR AMOUNTS? >> MY NAME IS ON HERE AND I'M

GOING TO REFER TO ãON THIS. >> I THINK ON THIS ITEM MY OFFICE DRAFTED THE ITEM SO IF IT'S NOT LIKE YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO BE MY APOLOGIES AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP A POLICY DISCUSSION ON THE AGENDA PROCESS I AM HAPPY TO DO SO AND I WILL RESPOND BRIEFLY TO YOUR COMMENT COMMISSIONERS SUBMIT ITEMS TO US WEEKLY.

WE WILL NOT ALLOW A SINGLE COURT MEMBER TO DICTATE HOW THAT COMMISSIONER ITEM READS AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE COURT VOTE ON POLICY THEN PROVIDE SOME UNIFORMITY

>> THIS CAN GO FOR THE JUDGES ITEMS.

>> NO SINGLE COURT MEMBER CAN DICTATE WHAT ANOTHER COURT MEMBERS ITEMS ARE GOING TO LOOK

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LIKE. >> IF THE COMMISSIONERS WOULD AGREE TO FOR THE SAKE OF INFORMING FOLKS AT THE DOLLAR AMOUNTS WITHOUT HAVING TO BE A POLICY BUT JUST GOOD STEWARDSHIP. THAT WOULD BE GOOD.

MR. KENNEDY. >> THIS PARTICULAR ITEM, I WILL TRY TO ANSWER IT. MR. DAVIS. THIS RELATES TO AN INFORMATION PROGRAM. IT'S NOT A CAMPAIGN. IT'S NOT A PROMOTION.

THE COURT VOTED TO APPROVE THE BOND PROPOSITION ON THE BALLOT IT WAS ASSUMED WE WOULD BE CREATING INFORMATION RELATED TO THAT BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T YOU ARE LEFT WITH CATEGORICAL INFORMATION THAT'S BROADER THAN THIS WANTS. HE WANTED TO REST ON THAT HE WOULD HAVE A BOND PROPOSITION FOR ANY SPECIFIC PROJECT ASSOCIATED WITH IT AND THE NEXT STEP WHEN WE VOTED ON THE BOND ORDER ONE OF THE THINGS I STATED WAS MY OBJECTIVE AT LEAST WAS TO HAVE THE NEXT STEP THAT THEY CAN POINT OUT AND SAY.

THIS IS WHAT THEY SAY THE MONEY IS GOING TO GO TOWARDS THAT SHOULD BE FULFILLED BY MID-SEPTEMBER. AND ãIF SHE WOULD SPONSOR THIS ITEM IF YOU DON'T VOTE ON SOMETHING TODAY YOU'RE GOING TO BE VOTING ON SOMETHING TWO WEEKS FROM NOW AND I DON'T THINK WE WILL HAVE AN OBJECTIVE OF MID-SEPTEMBER SO THAT'S THE REASON WE PUT IT ON THIS AGENDA. IT'S AN OPTIONAL ON THE 15,800 I ASKED THAT THOSE NUMBERS BE FOUND SEPARATELY.

I DO NOT PUT THE AMOUNT I DON'T KNOW IF VOTERS THAT WE INTEND TO GET TO HAVE NOT ASKED IT WOULD BE FOR WEBSITES IF YOU WANT TO GO ãDON'T WANT TO GO HARD COPY AND A WEBSITE WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE. AND ON ITS OWN IF WE COULD FIGURE OUT WAYS TO GET THAT OUT THERE. AND VIEW WHAT YOU ARE PROPOSING IN TERMS OF PROGRESS.

WE WILL LEAVE THAT QUOTE FOR 15,500 15 EIGHT IN CHARGE 15 FIVE FOR THE CREATIVE.

>> I APOLOGIZE COMMISSIONERS ON FRIDAY WE DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO REVIEW THIS ITEM BUT WE DID REVIEW IT OVER THE WEEKEND AND.

OUT. DOES THIS FOLLOW CUSTOMARY GUIDELINES FOR COMPETITIVE BIDDING OR ANYTHING ARE YOU CONTENT WITH THE PROGRESS THAT'S TAKING PLACE?

>> >> >> SO WE DID NOT GO OUT FOR A

COMPETITIVE BID. >> I GUESS WE DIDN'T DO THAT

BECAUSE OF ã >> >> A 262 EXEMPTION FOR THE

INITIAL AS WELL. >> ANY OTHER COMMENTS COMMISSIONERS YOU WOULD GET A CHANCE TO SAY WHATEVER YOU LIKE.

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>> I DO NOT SUPPORT THE MAIL PIECE OF THIS I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY WAY TO REACH THE ENTIRE POPULATION. I DON'T THINK THIS WOULD BE THE RIGHT THING TO DO I SAID BEFORE THAT PEACE IS NECESSARY THIS NEEDS TO BE FACTUAL IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE ANYTHING SUPPORTING THE MEASURES THIS IS WHAT THE VOTERS ARE BEING ASKED. I WOULD MAKE SURE WE GO FORWARD WITH THIS IT'S FACTUAL INFORMATION WE LEAVE IT UP TO THEM.

>> GOOD POINT. THANK YOU.

>> I JUST WANT TO ASK. >> I DON'T KNOW THAT IT WOULD COST THAT MUCH. DOES ANYBODY WANT TO HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT?

>> I HAVE A PERSONAL OPINION AND I BELIEVE THAT ALTHOUGH IT'S ANNOYING FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR I HAVE HAD TO LEARN A LOT AND I FIND IT HUMBLING HOW MUCH I HAVE LEARNED AND HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE PROCESS AND VERY OFTEN I HAVE TO GET OVER IT.

IT'S A PERSONAL HANG UP THE GREAT CLIP I SEE HAVING THE NEED TO GET THINGS DONE.

IN I DO GO BACK. I DON'T WANT TO USURP THE PROCESS WHEN IT COMES TO COMPETITIVE BIDDING AND I FEEL THAT WE HAVE SEEN EXAMPLES WHERE PEOPLE HAVE CREATED THESE BUDGETS AND COME BACK LATER AND NOW IT'S OVER AND BACK-AND-FORTH CONVERSATIONS AND I SINCERELY BELIEVE IN THE BID PROCESS AND I THINK WE ARE LOOKING FOR A WAY AROUND IT AND THAT'S WHY I DON'T SUPPORT IT. AND SO THE PRICES I CAN'T ANSWER THAT SPECIFICALLY WE DON'T KNOW WHAT ANYONE ELSE IS WILLING TO DO IT FOR.

>> I THINK PART OF THE REASON IS AGAIN IT'S NOT JUST A WEBSITE IS DEVELOPING THE CONTRACT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE WITH THE VOTER THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING WE LOOK BACK TO THAT'S WHAT DRIVES IF WE HAVE HELD UP OUR CONTRACT. OBVIOUSLY IF IT'S VOTED DOWN THERE IS NO POINT BUT IF IT'S APPROVED WE NEED TO HAVE ADVERTISED TO THE VOTER PROPERLY WHAT IT IS THAT THEY ARE VOTING FOR SO IF WE CHOOSE NOT TO DO THIS WE JUST NEED TO HAVE A WAY TO DO THIS. WE CANNOT LEAVE IT AS IT IS RIGHT NOW THAT'S WERE PART OF THE WORK IS WHOEVER DOES THAT. THIS FIRM HAS BEEN PART OF THIS PROCESS FROM THE BEGINNING BUT EITHER WAY I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T LEAVE OUT THAT PEACE WE HAVE TO DEVELOP THAT CONTRACT SO SOME OF THE QUESTIONS AND, THAT HAVE BEEN MADE OTHERWISE THE VOTER IS NOT GOING TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THEY ARE VOTING ON. IF THEY DON'T LIKE IT THEY SHOULD.

WE SHOULD GET ONE MORE BID. >> I KNOW IF WE.

I KNOW I ASKED MR. KENNEDY THIS QUESTION. THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WERE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THE BOND WHO ARE GOING TO BE WORKING ON THEIR OWN INFORMATION PEACE OR CAMPAIGN PEACE WHATEVER THAT MAY BE. I DON'T NOW WHAT YOU MAY GET FROM SOMEONE ELSE. BUT TO ME THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT I THOUGHT ALSO.

IT WILL BE GROUPS OF PEOPLE CREATING SOME ãREGARDING THE BOND.I GET IT THAT IT'S NOT COMING FROM THE COUNTY. AND I UNDERSTAND THE POINT THAT COMMISSIONER SCHELL IS MAKING.

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WE HAVE TO HAVE SOME KIND OF CONTRACT I HAVE BEEN APPROACHED ALSO JUST SAYING THAT THEY FELT LIKE THEY DID NOT GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT ANY KIND OF PROPOSAL FOR THIS INFORMATION AND I UNDERSTAND THIS BOARD HAS WORKED ON THE PROCESS AND HAS BEEN INVOLVED AND IT WOULD SEEM THAT IT IS A GOOD FIT.

>> A FEW THINGS. I EXPECT THERE WILL BE GROUPS THAT ARE CAMPAIGNING FOR AND AGAINST AND WE KNOW THERE ARE A COUPLE OF LAND TRUST GROUPS AND THAT IS NOT OUR JOB IS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITH THE MONEY AND THAT BECOMES PART OF OUR CONTRACT IF WE SAY WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS EXCELLENT. AND WE ARE OBLIGATED AT A CERTAIN TIME FRAME THE 15,500 IF YOU DISCOUNT AND TAKE AWAY THE PROPOSED PROGRAM THE 15,500 IS NOT A FLAT RATE THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO ãFEES THERE ARE OTHER POSSIBILITIES.

THOSE I BELIEVE ARE IN STEP WITH THE MARKET. THE REASON I SUGGESTED THAT THE CONSULTING SERVICES THAT WE HAVE BOOKS BEING ON THE PROGRAM ALREADY KNOW THE PROJECTS WE HAVE THREE WEEKS TO GET IT OUT AND.

ON SALE IT WOULD SEEM TO ME THE BEST WAY TO GO FORWARD KNOWING THAT IT WOULD PROBABLY TAKE THAT LONG TO GET A NEW CONSULTANT OR CONTRACTOR ON WHAT.

OR ANY OF THOSE THINGS SO WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A GROUP THAT IS ALREADYKNOWLEDGABLE WHICH IS WHY SUGGESTED .

>> THERE CAN BE NOTHING WRONG WITH WHAT MR. KENNEDY JUST SAID AND THERE IS SOME TRUTH IN THAT. TO DO THIS WORK THAT WE ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF PATRIOT ãIT WILL NOT TAKE MUCH TO READ BUT NEVERTHELESS THEIR MOST QUALIFIED BUT I LIKE TO TRUST AND VERIFY I WOULD LIKE A CONFIRMATION THAT THESE PRICES ARE IN LINE AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED. BECAUSE I WAS ORIGINALLY ASKED TO SPONSOR THIS AND I SAID NO.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION. >> AND IT'S ACTUALLY FOUR ãIF THIS WERE TO BE A COMPETITIVE PROCESS TO POST AND DO THOSE KINDS OF THINGS HOW LONG WOULD

IT BE? >> SIX OR EIGHT WEEKS.

>> I AM NOT SUPPORTIVE OF THIS BUT WHAT I WILL TELL YOU THIS IF I WANTED VOTERS TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN NOVEMBER I DON'T WANT TO WAIT 6 TO 8 WEEKS TO FIND OUT.

THAT'S A PROBLEM. WE HAVE TO GET THAT INFORMATION OUT THERE AND I AM SURE THEY DID A GOOD JOB OUTLINING AT THE END OF THE DAY WE CALLED FOR A BOND BUT THERE'S NO CONTRACT ã IS CALLING FOR A BOND. AND AT THE END OF THE DAY I COULD TELL YOU ON A WEEKLY BASIS I GET ASKED ABOUT PROJECTS WITH EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS I GET CALLED ABOUT TROUT LINE EVERY WEEK. I GET CALLED ABOUT THE PATH EVERY WEEK AND THOSE ARE PROJECTS OUTLINED IN THE EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL THICKENS ã THE CONCERN I HAVE COMMISSIONER INGALLS BE WITH OUTSIDE GROUPS THEY ARE GOING TO BE PROMOTING THE BOND.

THAT'S OUR JOB AS COMMISSIONERS THAT THE VOTERS HAVE THE MOST ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS OF WHAT

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THOSE PROJECTS ARE WHAT THAT AGREEMENT WITH THE VOTERS WOULD BE.

MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS HOW DO WE DO THAT IN A TIMELY MANNER BECAUSE 6 TO 8 WEEKS UNDER REGULAR PROCUREMENT WE WILL NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROJECT.

>> HAVE WE HIRED A CONSULTANT TO GO OUT AND DO THIS WORK?

>> YES. I RECALL THAT WE HAD A 2008 BOND.

RECALL.

WE DID THAT IN HOUSE. >> FOR 2016 IT WAS GAP

STRATEGIES. >> IS THIS NOT SOMETHING WE CAN

DO IN-HOUSE? >> CAN YOU DO ME A FAVOR BECAUSE I WANT THOSE TO HEAR YOU. IN 2016 WE USED GAP STRATEGIES TO DO THIS WORK AND I WOULD LIKE TO DO, GREAT QUESTION BY COMMISSIONER JONES BECAUSE THIS IS UNREALISTIC FOR US TO TRY TO WAIT EIGHT WEEKS TO GET THIS INFORMATION PRINTED SO CAN YOU

START AGAIN? >> I AM KIM HAS LOW BACK THE ADMINISTRATION'S DIRECTOR. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME COME UP HERE.

I HAVE BEEN ITCHING. A COUPLE OF THINGS.UST IN TERMS OF CONTINUITY IT WOULD MAKE A LOT OF SENSE TO GO WITH ãPR BECAUSE SHE HAS THE KNOWLEDGE AND THE INFORMATION SHE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH ãSO THERE IS A LOGIC THERE AND YOU CAN ARGUE ON THE OTHER SIDE AND SAY IF YOU WANT TO BE PHYSICAL STEWARDS AND YOU DON'T WANT TO GO THROUGH THE SOMEWHAT LONGER PROCUREMENT PROCESS IF WE DID SOMETHING IN-HOUSE THERE WOULD BE A COST.

IT'S NOT JUST MY TIME IF YOU WANTED TO DO POSTCARDS TO MAIL TO EVERY REGISTERED VOTER THERE IS A COST. WE HAVE A PROGRAM AND YOU CAN USE BOTH OF THOSE EFFECTIVELY AND VERY FAMILIAR WITH REMAINING NEUTRAL PUTTING OUT INFORMATION THAT IS FACTUAL NOT TO LEAN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. WE ARE LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THIS IS INFORMATION AND THEY HAVE

THE OPPORTUNITY. >> WE HAVE THE INFORMATIONAL

NEEDS PROJECT. >> COMMISSIONER JONES.

MUSIC TO MY EARS. >> THE PRICES DID NOT SOUND OUT OF LINE. SOON JUST TO MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT TRYING TO PUSH IT.

OR PROMOTED IN ANY WAY. >> I IMAGINE WE CAN DO THAT.

I LIKE TO HAVE FULL CONFIDENCE. PUTTING OUT THE INFORMATION. THAT SOMETHING WE CAN MAKE SURE

TO REVIEW FOR US THE DIRECTION WE GO >> AND I CAN ASSURE YOU AS THE PERSON WHO IS IN CHARGE OF OUR WEBSITE SOCIAL MEDIA NOTHING WOULD GO OUT THAT DOESN'T GO THROUGH ME THATDOESN'T GET A STAMP OF APPROVAL . IT'S NOT GOING TO GO OUT

>> WHAT KIND OF READERSHIP ARE WE GETTING ON OUR SITES?

>> WE HAVE ABOUT 93 FOLLOWERS ON FACEBOOK AND ANY POSTS THAT WE PUT OUT WILL REACH BETWEEN 2000 AND 6000. AND IF IT GETS SHARED BY SOME OF THOSE ORGANIZATIONS, I UNDERSTAND THAT THEY WILL TEND TO HAVE A LEADS BUT THAT'S NOT, WE CAN'T CONTROL WHAT THEY DO.

IT WOULD EXPAND OUR REACH IF WE WERE TO PUT OUT OUR INFORMATION.

ON TWITTER WE HAVE MORE THAN 10,000 I THINK WE ARE AT 10,168 FOLLOWERS.

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>> AND AS WE HAVE SEEN RECENTLY SHARING A POST DOESN'T MEAN IT'S GOING TO GET TRACTION IF THE COMMUNITY DOESN'T THINK IT'S WORTHY OF SHARING ITS LEFT ON THE VINE AND WE GIVE FOLLOW ALL OF THE REVENUES THAT HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED. I SUPPORT IN-HOUSE ALL DAY

LONG. >> I AM NOT ADVOCATING AGAINST

IT. >> WAR FOR MORE WORK.

>> SAYS CERTAINLY NOT WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR.

>> BUT THERE IS SOME CONTINUITY THERE >> THAT'S DEFINITELY RIGHT.

AND ONE LAST STATEMENT I WILL MAKE AND WE HAVE A MOTION SO WE CAN VOTE ON IT.

WE HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE NOVEMBER ELECTION AND THE ROADMAP AND THE TIMELINES IN THE CALENDARS SO AS A ZONING COMMISSIONER I AM NOT SAYING IT'S HAPPENING HERE BUT I REMEMBER HAVING STAFF. NOT SAYING IT'S HAPPENING HERE BUT HAVING STAFF CREATE URGENCIES BY DELIVERING THINGS AT THE RIGHT TIME SO ãFORCED TO ACT.

I DON'T WANT TO MAKE A DECISION BASED ON THE URGENCY BUT SPECIFICALLY AS KIM POINTED OUT THAT THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO SKIN A CAT'S. WE DON'T HAVE TO DO WITH THE BEST WAY. AND I AM NOT TRYING TO SAY ANYTHING NEGATIVE BUT THE TIMELINE COULD HAVE BEEN ARTIFICIALLY SET UP FOR PUSHING TO VOTE TODAY.

>> I WILL SPEAK TO THAT SINCE I PUT THE ITEM ON. IF YOU DIDN'T PUT THE ITEM ON YOU WOULD BE ASKING ME TO WEEKS WITH HAPPENING WITH THE INFORMATION PROGRAM.

>> I DON'T THINK THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT. WE DECIDED WE HAVE TO DO THIS.

I HAVE HEARD FROM SOME COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE SOME GOOD IDEAS.

ALEXANDER THOMPSON I BELIEVE SHE ATTENDED EVERY ãMEETING AND SINCE IT LOOKS LIKE ãTO ASK HIM TO DO THIS WOULD BE FINE BETWEEN ALEX AND KIM AND ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS WOULD BE WILLING TO PROVIDE SOME INFORMATION. IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT'S THE DIRECTION THE COURT WAS TO GO AND I HAVE COMPLETE CONFIDENCE TO GET THAT DONE.

AND HOPEFULLY THAT WE DON'T CROSS THAT LINE OF ADVOCATING AND SHOWING PURELY WHAT IT IS

WE WANT TO HAVE. >> AND I WANT TO DOUBLE DOWN WITH CLARIFICATION THAT COMMENT IS A GENERAL COMMENT AND IS NOT DIRECTED AT HER OFFICE AND SHE DRAFTED IT IT'S NOT, I COULD EASILY SAY THIS IS YOU AS EASILY AS IT IS THAT I'M CLARIFYING I DON'T BELIEVE IT WAS A JUST A GENERAL STATEMENT. WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR.

WE VOTE ON IT OR DO WE WITHDRAW?

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>> SOUNDS LIKE WE SUPPORT THAT SO WE WITHDRAW THE MOTION.

>> IF YOU OPEN AGENDA ITEM 43. >> BUDGET FOR 21 BASE COUNTY BUDGET POSSIBLE ACTION MAY FOLLOW.

>> WE WILL GO INTO THE WORKSHOP AND WE WILL GIVE THE FIRST PRESENTERS A THREE MINUTE WINDOW TO SET UP. WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A

>> WE ARE INTO THE WORKSHOP NOW. THE ONES WHO JUMPED THE LOUDEST ARE THE JUDGES. YOU ARE NOT USED TO HEARING THE I HAVE SEEN ALL THREE OF YOU THROUGH VIDEO I THINK FRIDAY SO SORRY FOR THE SHORT DELAY WE HAVE BUDGETING ISSUES.

BATTER UP. WE HAVE A POWERPOINT. WITH ME IS JUDGE CHRIS JOHNSON.

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IF THE MISSION OF THE HAYES COUNTY COURT AT LAW TO EXPEDITE COURT BUSINESS AND ADMINISTER JUSTICE IN A FAIR AND EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE MANNER AND ACCORDANCE WITH RECOMMENDED STANDARDS BY THE SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS WHERE IS THE DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO ADMINISTER JUSTICE THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION THE MISSION IS TO ACT IN A FAIR MANNER WITH PERSONAL INTEGRITY, PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND PROPER JUDICIAL TEMPERAMENT TO TREAT ALL PERSONS BEFORE THE COURT WITH COURTESY AND RESPECT HAYES COUNTY COURT AT LAW HANDLE MISDEMEANOR CRIMINAL CASES AND PROBATE CASES AND JUVENILE CASES FOR THE COUNTY INCLUDING MISDEMEANOR AND FELONY CASES CONDEMNATION OR EMINENT DOMAIN CASES AS WELL AS CIVIL CASES DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF THE LAWSUIT. WE ARE HERE TODAY TO ASK YOU TO RECONSIDER WHAT HAD TWO ITEMS WERE GOING THROUGH THIS I REALIZE THERE WAS 1/3 IMPORTANT ONE.

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO CONSIDER INCREASE INDIGENT FUNDING THE INCREASED RECOMMENDED AMOUNT DUE TO THE FACT THAT NOT ONLY ARE WE SEEING MORE APPLICATIONS FOR INDIGENT DEFENDANTS I THINK THAT'S A SIGN OF THE TIMES THAT WE ARE IN A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING AND HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS AND I TALKED TO THE INDIGENT DEFENSE COORDINATOR SHE CONFIRMS WHAT APPLICATIONS ARE BEING SUBMITTED AND GRANTED MEANT ANOTHER REASON WE HAVE INCREASED THE AMOUNT PAID TO THE APPOINTED ATTORNEYS WE TRY TO FIND THE EXACT DATE OF LAST INCREASE AND WE WERE TOLD IT WAS THE 1970S SO IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT WAS BEFORE MOST OF US WERE BORN BUT I CAN'T SAY THE SAME THING FOR JUDGE ãVERY HARD-WORKING ATTORNEYS DO AN EXCELLENT JOB I THINK ITS A FAIR RATE. WE ARE GETTING A BARGAIN. THE REST SOME TOP-NOTCH ATTORNEYS IN THIS COUNTY IN MY INCREASE TO $200 AN HOUR. THAT TOOK EFFECT RECENTLY THAT'S THE REASON FOR SIGNIFICANT INCREASE. COURT APPOINTED JUVENILE ATTORNEY CASES ALSO WE INCREASED AND WE HANDLE SEVERAL ALL JUVENILE CASES INCLUDING FELONY MISDEMEANOR AND I KNOW WE HAD A LOT LATELY THAT HAVE GONE TO BE CERTIFIED BUT CAPITAL MURDER JUVENILE CASES PENDING IN THE COUNTY COURT OF LAW.

OUT OF FOUR OF THEM THREE HAVE COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEYS THOSE ARE VERY EXPENSIVE SO I THINK WE SHOULD PLAN AHEAD RATHER THAN SCRAMBLING WHEN THE BILLS COME IN WE NEED TO PLAN AHEAD FOR THE FUTURE AND FOR A DEFENSE. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE?

>> SORRY, WILL YOU APPROACH THE PODIUM?

>> THE INDIGENT DEFENSE FUND WERE GOING TO BE TAPPING IT OUT OF NECESSITY.

MORE PEOPLE WILL BE QUALIFYING AND THE INDIGENT DEFENSE COUNSEL WE DON'T WANT TO BE CAUGHT FLAT-FOOTED THIS IS WHY WE ARE COMING TO YOU NOW. THIS IS THE RIGHT AND

RESPECTFUL APPROACH TO TAKE. >> THE OTHER ITEM IS THE ONE I DID NOT CATCH IN THE BEGINNING BUT ON OUR BUDGET LINE ITEM 5391 MISCELLANEOUS IT WAS A

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SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT ONLY EDITED OUT BUT THE EXPENSE THE COURTS HAVE BEEN BEHOLDING COURT BY ZOOM AND THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION HAS PAID FOR THAT THROUGH MARCH FROM MARCH TO MARCH WE WILL BE LOSING THAT MARCH 2021 AND I THINK WE NEED TO PLAN AHEAD.

THEY CAN PROBABLY GET A BETTER RATE BUT IF YOU CAN PLEASE CONSIDER ãBECAUSE I THINK IT'S EFFICIENT. SOME DON'T LIKE IT BUT THE LITIGANTS, OUR COMMUNITY, THE PROBATE SCUM OF THE GUARDIANSHIP. IT'S HARD FOR THEM TO GET TO COURT. WE NEED TO SET THAT MONEY ASIDE FOR ALL COURTS.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT SITUATION WE WILL BEGIN IN MARCH. LET'S PREPARE FOR AND THAT'S A MISCELLANEOUS ITEM MOOD ASK YOU TO CONSIDER.

>> ZOOM IS USED EVERY WEEK.

FROM THE JAIL.RANSPORTATION COSTS ARE NOT BEING PAID. THEY'RE NOT COMING TO THE

ACTUAL COURTHOUSE >> THAT SAVING COMPONENT IS A GREAT POINT AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE CAN FOLLOW THAT TO THE TRANSPORTATION BUDGET WHAT IS THE COST OF ZOOM SPECIFICALLY?

>> THE OCA NEGOTIATED WITH ZOOM TO GET IT FOR ALL JUDGES ACROSS TEXAS AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT SPECIFIC AMOUNT WOULD BE IF WE PAY WITH THE PUBLIC WOULD PAY FOR THE SERVICE I THINK IT WOULD BE $6000 A YEAR FOR ALL THREE OF US BUT I KNOW THE COUNTY CAN NEGOTIATE A BETTER DEAL IF ALL THE COUNTIES IN THE COURTS ARE INVOLVED IN WE GET A PACKAGE DEAL.

>> MY OFFICE IS AN EXAMPLE. I DO 20 OR 30 A WEEK AND I PAY FOR THAT OUT OF MY POCKET BECAUSE I KNOW THAT'S WHAT THE CONSTITUENTS WANT. I KNOW OTHER OFFICES WE DID THE SAME THING. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FOR EXAMPLE.

TRANSPORTATION AND OTHERS WOULD USE THAT SERVICE IF WE PAID FOR IT.

WE MIGHT BUT I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S THE CASE.

>> IS NOT SOMETHING WE CAN LOOK AT?

>> DO WE HAVE TEAMS COUNTYWIDE? >> NOBODY HERE.

>> AT THIS POINT I HAVE SEEN DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES MY CONCERN IS I WANT SOMETHING THAT'S USABLE FOR THE MANY DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN USE IT VERSUS I WANT TO MEET WITH

SOMEONE ACROSS THE COUNTY. >> ARE YOU STILL ABLE TO DO THIS THROUGH ZOOM OR WHATEVER? YOU WOULD THINK THAT WOULD KEEP.

>> DO YOU WANT TO ASK ANOTHER QUESTION?

>> I KNOW I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE COST IS BUT I KNOW WE CAN ACCESS IT WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL COST. I CAN'T DO A ZOOM MEETING BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO HAVE A

LICENSE OR WHATEVER. >> YOU CAN REGISTER FOR RESUME.

BUT TO HAVE THE BELLS AND WHISTLES THAT THEY HAVE HER TO STAY ON A LONGER TIME YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. SO ATTORNEYS HAVE BECOME USED TO ZOOM AND JUDGES ACROSS THE STATE THEY HAVE WORKED OUT THE KINKS SO I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT THE COUNTY LOOK TO ZOOM FOR THAT SERVICE IN THE FUTURE.

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>> FOR YOUR CONSTITUENTS IT'S FREE FOR THE FIRST 40 MINUTES. I WILL HELP SET IT UP.

>> I FEEL I CAN TELL YOU MY HUNCH AND WE ALL FULLY SUPPORT YOU GUYS WITH ALL OF THIS IN MY FEEL LIKE IT CAN BE INTO REIMBURSEMENT FOR COVID-19 FUNDING.

WE ARE GETTING THE MOST EFFICIENT FOR YOU GUYS AND I AM NOT GOING TO TELL YOU SCRAM WE DON'T SUPPORT YOUR EFFORTS BUT THE DISINFECTING PIECE YOU SAID TWO PARTS.OOM AND THE DISINFECTING ARE YOU BUDGETING THAT AMOUNT IS INCLUDING ãTHIS IS THE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TO DISINFECT ALL THE COURTROOMS. WE OWN IT.

SO ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS GET WITH THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT AND THEY CAN SCHEDULE IT AND

PUT THAT BABY ON THE ELEVATOR >> I JUST WANT TO BE PREPARED I FIGURED IT WAS DURING THAT

COUNTYWIDE. >> THEY TALK TO US ABOUT COMING

DOWN THEY ARE ON THAT. >> WE HAVE ALL OF THAT WORKED

OUT. >> WE OWN IT.

THANK YOU. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> ONE MORE REQUEST AND IF IT'S IN THE POWERPOINT. CAN WE BRING THAT UP.

THE OTHER THING I WANT THE COMMISSIONERS AND JUDGE TO RECONSIDER AS APPROVING A NEW POSITION FOR THE COUNTY COURTS. THIS IS A NUMBER OF CASES I KNOW LAST YEAR WHEN I CAME BEFORE YOU I SPOKE ABOUT THE VOLUME OF CASES THAT COME THROUGH AND I MENTIONED THE WORKFORCES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IF YOU LOOK AT 2020 THE PROJECTED CRIMINAL CASES TO BE FILED 7527 IF YOU PROJECT CIVIL, GUARDIANSHIP. THE TOTAL CASES TO BE FILED IN THE COURT THAT LOST 10,107. IF YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

I AM JUST GOING TO TAKE CRIMINAL CASES. A CRIMINAL CASE SENT TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THEM TO FILE THE CASE THERE WERE 81 EMPLOYEES IN THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. THE NEXT UP THEY WILL GO TO THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE AND FILE THE CASE. THERE ARE 29 EMPLOYEES AND THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE.

THE NEXT IS SENT TO THE COURT TO BE ON THE COURT'S DOCKET INCLUDING THE THREE JUDGES, THERE ARE NINE EMPLOYEES WHO HANDLE THE PROCESSING OF CASES. I DID NOT INCLUDE THE THREE BAILIFFS WE COUNTY BOARD OF LAW WHEN THE CASE HAS BEEN HANDLED AND ADJUDICATED AND DISPOSED OF IT GOES BACK TO THE COUNTY CLERK THERE ARE 29 EMPLOYEES AND THIS IS JUST TO PUT A CRIMINAL CASE IN PERSPECTIVE. THE COMMUNITY SUPERVISION DEPARTMENT THE CASE WILL GO THERE AND THERE ARE 38 EMPLOYEES IT'S A STARK CONTRAST FROM THE BEGINNING OF THAT TO HOW MANY ARE INVOLVED FOR YEARS AND YEARS I BELIEVE THEY HAVE BEEN PUTTING IN RESOURCES ONE AREA WHILE ANOTHER AREA HAS STARS. WE NEED MORE EMPLOYEES WE NEED TO BE COGNIZANT OF THE BUDGET AND WE NEED ONE MORE EMPLOYEE AND I WILL TELL YOU WHY.

WE DID THE CASE ASSIGNMENT. THEY ARE FILED DIRECTLY HANDLED BY A CERTAIN JUDGE OR GREATER TRANSPARENCY AND EFFICIENCY WE HAVE LEAD ASSISTANT COORDINATED ADMINISTRATORS NOW. NEED 1/3

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LEAD ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE THIRD QUARTER. IT WOULD BE SOMEBODY WHO IS IN OUR OFFICE WHO IS DOING THE WORK. HE DESERVES THE PAY.

SO WE NEED AN ADDITIONAL LEAD OR ADMINISRATOR ONE EMPLOYEE WE ARE ASKING THE COURT TO RECONSIDER. IT'S A GRADE 113 IN OUR OFFICE ADD I BELIEVE WE HAVE SOME COST SAVINGS FROM NOT HIRING AN EMPLOYEE FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS THIS PAST YEAR.

THAT WOULD OPEN IT UP AND THERE IS ONE COURT ADMINISTRATOR OVER THE EMPLOYEES TO LEAD COURT ADMINISTRATORS. YOU'RE ASKING FOR A LEAD ADDITIONAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR AND THREE ASSISTANT COURT ADMINISTRATORS AND EACH FOR EACH AND IF YOU WILL GO TO THE THAT SHOWS AGAIN HOW A CRIMINAL CASE GOES THROUGH THE PROCESS AND THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES INVOLVED IN AGAIN I KNOW TIMES ARE TOUGH AND BUDGETS ARE TIGHT IF THERE IS ANY WAY WE CAN WORK WITH THE COURT WITH AUDITOR'S OFFICE AND ONE ADDITIONAL LEAD THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR AND MAYBE NOT THE ASSISTANT FOR A LITTLE BIT TO SAVE SOME MONEY BUT IF YOU COULD CONSIDER ADDING ONE EMPLOYEE TO OUR OFFICE I BELIEVE WE DO A GOOD JOB I KNOW WE DO A GOOD JOB OF WHAT WE HAVE WE GET THINGS DONE WE DON'T MIND WORKING HARD AND WE CONTINUE TO DO THAT WE JUST ASK THAT YOU PLEASE CONSIDER THOSE THINGS SO WE CAN BE PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE EVERYONE KNOWS WE ARE GROWING COUNTY ONE OF THE FASTEST ANYTHING ELSE?

>> I JUST WANT TO FOLLOW-UP AND ANSWER YOUR QUESTION ABOUT ZOOM FOR THE MOST PART THE VIDEOCONFERENCING WORKS PRETTY WELL ESPECIALLY FOR UNCONTESTED MATTERS AND PROBATE SOMETHINGS OF THAT MATTER. IT'S QUITE EFFECTIVE. IT'S NOT PERFECT.

AND JURY TRIALS FOR EXAMPLE THINGS WHERE THERE IS A CREDIBILITY AND A PARTY AGAINST A WITNESS AND FOR A WHOLE HOST OF THINGS AND THAT IS DEFINITELY.

>> THANK YOU FOR BEING PATIENT. WE RAN A LITTLE PINE.

>> WE HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR A LONG TIME FOR THE SIGNED DOCKETS.

I THINK IT ãI HOPE IT WORKS AS GOOD AS WE THINK IT'S GOING TO.

>> TIME IS UP. >> THANK YOU.

>> NEXT UP WE HAVE COUNTYWIDE OPERATIONS.

>> I TRIED TO MAKE A LITTLE DJ VOICE BUT IT DIDN'T WORK.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON. TAMMY KREMMLING DIRECTOR COUNTYWIDE OPERATIONS.

I'M GOING TO ONLY REQUEST ON THE RECYCLING AND THE WASTE ORDINANCE.

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENTS AND SOLID WASTE IS CLEARLY NOT A HOT TOPIC.

I APPRECIATE YOU GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT ON THIS ISSUE FOR THE DEPARTMENT.E HAVE REQUESTED TO ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEES IN OUR STATIONS. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE FOUR EMPLOYEES THAT OPERATE 2 RECYCLING STATIONS. THOSE EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN THE ONLY EMPLOYEES FOR MANY YEARS AND WITH THE GROWING COMMUNITY THE RECYCLING STATIONS ARE ALSO GROWING THE AVERAGE CUSTOMERS PER WEEK ARE A LITTLE OVER 2000 AND IT'S NOT SLOWING DOWN.

AND TO DATE WE ARE LOOKING AT APPROXIMATELY $334,000 THAT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE LOWER THAN LAST YEAR DUE TO THE SITUATION. WE HAD TO CLOSE NUMEROUS DAYS SINCE MARCH ãIS NOT OKAY BECAUSE OF STAFFING ISSUES SO I'M ASKING FOR SOME ADDITIONAL STAFF TO PICK UP SHORTFALLS

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THAT WE HAVE. WE HAVE SHORTFALLS BECAUSE OF THE REQUIREMENTS IN THE COVID-19 HIGH RISK CATEGORIES A COUPLE OF OUR EMPLOYEES ARE IN WE DON'T HAVE THE STAFF TO PICK UP THE EXTRA AND WE HAVE SOME ISSUES WITH STAFF NOT BEING ABLE TO TAKE TIME OFF MEANING TO TAKE SOME BREAKS THAT ARE NEEDED THEIR OPERATING HEAVY EQUIPMENT ON THEIR OWN YOU CAN SEE SOME PHOTOS OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT WE HAVE SOME EQUIPMENT THAT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED .

ARE SOME PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE DAILY ITEMS THAT COME IN AS JUST ONE DAYS WORTH OF RECYCLING SOLID WASTE. AND.

IN AT THE STATION LATELY THERE HAS BEEN ONLINE HALFWAY DOWN TO COME TO THE STATION QUESTIONS

ABOUT ã >> COMMISSIONER SMITH.

>> THANK YOU FOR DOING MORE WITH LESS. I HAVE GONE OUT SPECIFICALLY TO THE RECYCLING FACILITY ON 150 AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT THE EMPLOYEES THAT YOU HAVE HAVE REALLY STEPPED UP AND I DON'T SAY THAT LIGHTLY. I HOPE THEY UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE THEM. I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES AFTER THIS STARTED WHEN I HAVE BROUGHT IT UP IN COURT SEVERAL TIMES ABOUT OUR CONSTITUENTS, THE TAXPAYERS PAYING FOR SERVICES THAT THEY DIDN'T FEEL LIKE THEY WERE GETTING. THEY COULDN'T GO TO THE CLERK'S OFFICE AND GET A MARRIAGE LICENSE I COULDN'T GO DROP THEIR STUFF OFF AT THE SOLID WASTE FACILITY AT THE END OF THE DAY THE STRESS AND INTERACTION WITH FOLKS WE DID REOPEN I CAN'T THINK OF OTHER THAN POSSIBLY LAW ENFORCEMENT RERUN ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS THE JOB THAT THEY HAVE, THEY PROBABLY HAVE MORE EXPOSURE THAN ANY OTHER EMPLOYEE THAT WE HAVE. AND THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOB. THEY ARE DOING A GREAT JOB AND I HOPE WE CAN FIND A WAY TO HELP THEM BECAUSE I CAN'T SAY THAT I UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY

ARE AT THAT I APPRECIATE IT. >> THEY ARE HAVING A HARD TIME

OUT THERE. >> JUST A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS MAINLY FOR THE AUDITOR. AND WE HAVE SEEN A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT JOB AND TRADITIONALLY WE HAVE HAD FOR 20 430 450 IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE RECOMMENDING AT THIS TIME 370+20,000 FROM RECYCLING AM LOOKING AT TRASH HAULING WHERE WE LOOK AT TRASH HAULING PRETTY FLAT HIGHER THAN WE SAW EVEN IN 2018 FOR INSTANCE WE SAW $430,000 TRANSFER STATION FEES COMING IN IT WE SPENT 230,000 ADJUSTER TRASH HALL. YOU THINK IT WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE TO REDUCE THE TRASH HAULING ESTIMATE FOR 2021 IF WE ARE GOING TO AT THE SAME TIME REDUCE THE EXPECTED REVENUES FOR 2021? DO YOU THINK THAT THEY ARE RELATED? NO ONE IS BRINGING STEPHANIE PAYING FEES WE ARE NOT HAVING TO HAUL AS MUCH. I GUESS THAT'S AN ASSUMPTION. THEY COULD BE BRINGING MORE PER PERSON BUT TO ME IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY WOULD BE MORE CORRELATED SO IF WE ARE GOING TO ASSUME A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN REVENUE THAT'S A POTENTIAL DROP IN OUR COSTS.

SO MAYBE IF WE COULD LOOK AT THAT JUST IN THESE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

WE DON'T HAVE STAFF TO MAN THE STATION. WE GET CALLS.

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PEOPLE SAYING IT'S CLOSED. I DO THINK ON TRYING TO GET THAT NOTICE POSTED FOR FOLKS WE HAVE BEEN KEEPING UP WITH THAT WELL SO THEY CAN GO ONLINE AND FIND OUT, SOMEONE TO SHOW UP WITH HOURS OF OPERATION THEY SHOWED UP IMPACTS THEIR STUFF AND LOADED THE TRUCK I GOT THERE IT WAS CLOSED AND IT WAS VERY FRUSTRATING AND SOME ARE NOT RELATED TO REVENUE I THINK

IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO LOOK AT REVENUE VERSUS EXPENSE >> THE EXPENSE IS IT LOOKS LIKE CURRENTLY THEY ARE TRENDING TO SPEND CLOSE TO ãAND THE RECOMMENDED BUDGET.SO LOOKS LIKE RIGHT NOW WE PAID FOR JULY AND THEY ARE AVERAGING.

LIKE THE EXPENSES WILL BE.

OPEN HOW MANY DAYS A WEEK? >> THEY ARE OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK THEY ARE CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

>> INITIALLY DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY THEY WERE ONLY OPEN TWO DAYS A WEEK.

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS? >> MARCH TO MAY AND THEN WE OPENED TUESDAY THURSDAY AND SATURDAY AND NOW WE ARE BACK TO OUR REGULAR SCHEDULE.

>> ARE THERE ANY SLOW DAYS? >> IT DEPENDS.

TRADITIONALLY NOT TRADE >> IF YOU WERE GIVEN ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL WOULD YOU CONSIDER OPENING IT UP FOR FUNDING? TO ADDING A DAY OR NOT?

>> THE STAFF.

WE COULD GET ONE AS A FLOATER THAT WOULD BE A START.

>> WHAT IS THE LONGEST, I KNOW WE HAD THIS CONVERSATION WITH ONE EMPLOYEE.

YOU HAVE EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE EXTENDED TIME WITHOUT TAKING A DAY OFF AND IF THE DOORS ARE

OPEN THEY ARE THERE. >> THEY COME TO WORK UNFORTUNATELY SICK WE HAVE TO HAVE SOMEONE.

>> I HOPE THEY ARE NOT COMING IN FOR COBIT.

>> IS AN EIGHT HOUR DAY? >> YES.

>> WAS THE LAST TIME WE CHANGE THE FEES?

>> 2015. >> IF WE ARE SEEING A CAUSE FOR INCREASING BEYOND THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING ELSE FOR THE AUDITOR TO TAKE A LOOK AT.

>> I KNOW WE WANTED TO KEEP IT AS REASONABLE AS POSSIBLE. THAT'S A SERVICE WE WANTED TO

CONTINUE TO PROVIDE. >> IT'S AN IMPORTANT ONE TO PROVIDE IN THE RURAL PART OF THE COUNTY BECAUSE PLACES WE DON'T WANT.

>> I THINK ASSOCIATED WITH THAT THERE IS A USER PAY MENTALITY. WE DON'T WANT TO PRICE IT TO WHERE IT'S NOT POSSIBLE AND SUPPORTING THE COST ASSOCIATIVE.

>> AND JUST ONE MORE QUESTION THE REASON I ASKED IF IT'S FIVE DAYS A WEEK AND AN EIGHT HOUR WORKDAY, HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT DOING A FOUR DAY WORK WEEK WITH EXTENDED HOURS?

>> THANK YOU MISS CRUMBLY. I KNOW YOU ARE JUGGLING A LOT OF THINGS.

>> NEXT UP WE HAVE OUR CONSTABLE PRECINCT TO OFFICE. IF YOU WILL APPROACH THE PODIUM AND THE SPEAKER, SPEAK YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.

>> GOOD MORNING.

>> AS WE NOW THIS YEAR HAS BEEN A YEAR OF UNKNOWNS.THINGS HAVE IMPROVED SLIGHTLY THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE OUT OF WORK AND WILL BARK AND CITIZENS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THEY WILL

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PAY THEIR TAXES AT THE END OF THE YEAR WHEN I SUBMITTED MY BUDGET REQUEST FOR 2021 I TOOK THIS INTO CONSIDERATION. DIDN'T WANT TO ADD TO THE STRESS BY REQUESTING ADDITIONAL FUNDING EXCEPT FOR REPLACEMENT VEHICLES. INSTEAD I DECIDED TO TIGHTEN THE BELTS UNTIL THE SITUATION IMPROVES. THE REASON I AM HERE TODAY TO THANK YOU FOR RECOMMENDING THE ITEMS THAT WE NEEDED FOR MOTORCYCLES.

TO MAKE IT FULLY FUNCTIONAL. AND ABOUT FOUR MONTHS AGO WE STARTED USING IT THOSE ITEMS WILL BE A GREAT ADDITION TO BIKING. THANK YOU.HE SECOND REASON TO ASK FOR THE COURT TO CONSIDER MY REQUEST TO REPLACE THE VEHICLES.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE TWO VEHICLES SITTING IN THE PARKING LOT THAT ARE NOT WORKING.

THE COST OF REPAIRS.

ONE WAS APPROVED TO BE REPLACED IN 2020 THE BUDGET DUE TO COVID-19 AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED THOSE VEHICLES YET. WE ALSO HAVE A 2011 DODGE TRUCK THAT ASTARTE TO NEED MULTIPLE REPAIRS. WE JUST SPENT APPROXIMATELY $1000 IN THE PAST MONTH TO PATCH THAT UP TO KEEP IT GOING. AND.

THANK YOU. HOPEFULLY THINGS WILL IMPROVE NEXT YEAR AND I CAN WORK WITH THE BOARD ABOUT REPLACING OTHER VEHICLES AT THAT TIME. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE OUR SERVICE AT THE SAME HIGH LEVEL AS WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE. THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING MY

REQUEST. >> THANK YOU CONSTABLE.

COMMISSIONER INGALLS BE? QUESTIONS FOR THE CONSTABLE?

>> NO. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO. WE ARE IN TOUGH TIMES AS YOU MENTIONED AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING. WE WILL GIVE IT CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU. >> I THINK YOU HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB JUSTIFYING WHAT YOU NEED AND I SEE THOSE VEHICLES EVERY DAY IN THE PARKING LOT.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU QUESTION FOR THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE WHEN WE ARE ASKED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES WHAT DOES THAT BREAKDOWN LOOK LIKE? I KNOW THE MAJORITY IS THE CAPITAL COST FOR THE VEHICLE.

WHAT ARE THOSE LOOKING LIKE RIGHT NOW?

>> OF A VARY BY DEPARTMENT PENDING ON ANYWHERE FROM 17,002 25,000

>> AROUND 38,000. >> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER SMITH.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELBY. >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSION AND HAVE QUESTIONS FOR.INDISCERNIBLE] WEEK APPRECIATED.

>> THAT WAS EFFICIENT. NEXT AND FINAL ONE OF THIS WORKSHOP IS HUMAN RESOURCES.

>> >> GOOD AFTERNOON JUDGE. IN THE HR DEPARTMENT YOU HAVE BEEN VERY GRACIOUS OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS IN REORGANIZATION OF OUR RISK AND SAFETY POSITIONS IN THIS BUDGET REQUEST I ASKED FOR A POSITION REGRADE FOR OUR BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR POSITION THIS POSITION MANAGES ALL OF THE BENEFITS FOR ALL OF US THERE'S ABOUT A THOUSAND EMPLOYEES AND CLOSE TO 2000 MEMBERS AND WHAT THAT MEANS IS WHEN YOU SELECT YOUR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ONE STAFF MEMBER WITH AN ASSISTANT MAKE SURE YOU ARE ENROLLED IN THE PROPER PLANS AND WHEN YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH YOUR CLAIMS OR YOUR HEALTHCARE COVERAGE THEY ARE THERE TO HELP YOU THROUGH THAT TROUBLE. ON THE BACKSIDE OF THAT WE ARE ANALYZING CLAIMS WE ARE ANALYZING EXPENSES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE GETTING THE BEST BENEFIT PRODUCT FOR YOUR DOLLAR AND THE COUNTY'S DOLLAR. SO JUST IN TERMS OF LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE AND ANALYSIS THAT I REQUIRE OF THIS POSITION AND THAT THE COUNTY REQUIRES OF THIS POSITION MY REQUEST IS THAT THE POSITION BE REGRADED FROM A 112 TO A 114

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BRINGING IT TO A MANAGERIAL LEVEL AND WE ARE LOOKING AT A BENEFITS ENROLLMENT PLATFORM SO NOW MOST OF THAT WORK IS MANUAL AND WE ARE PAST TIMES OF DOING MANUAL PAPER ENROLLMENT FORM SO HOPEFULLY IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS WE WILL COME FORWARD WITH A PLAN OF AN ENROLLMENT PLAN. AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THIS EMPLOYEE AND THE STAFF MEMBER CAN BE RESPONSIBLE FOR RESEARCHING AND IMPLEMENTING TO BRING SOME OF OUR OPERATIONS INTO MORE CURRENT TIMES.IN ADDITION I HAD ASKED FOR INTERN FUNDING FOR OUR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER AND I BELIEVE WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE GENERAL COUNSEL'S OFFICE FROM THE INTERN FUNDING THAT WAS PLACED IN THE JUDGES BUDGET IN THAT AREA TO USE IN OUR

COMMUNICATIONS AREA >> WHAT IS THE DOLLAR AMOUNT FOR THE REGRADE?

>> I INITIALLY REQUESTED IT HAS BECOME A STANDARD JOB REGRADE SIX PERCENT SALARY INCREASE

WHICH WAS AROUND 3000. >> THANK YOU.

>> IT'S A LOT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A 20 YEAR EMPLOYEE AS WELL.

>> I SAW THAT. I THINK VICKI AND I CROSSED WIRES.

114 IS MY FINAL REQUEST. WITH THE SALARY INCREASE. I WILL TAKE THE RE-GRANT WITHOUT IF IT HAS TO BE LIKE THAT.

>> SO THE SALARY INCREASES.

>> EFFICIENT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENT ã PATIENTS I HAVE ONE PERSON SIGNED UP TO SPEAK. MR. DAN LIANA IF YOU WILL PLEASE GRACE US WITH YOUR

WISDOM. >> THANK YOU I NOW YOU PROBABLY ARE SAYING THE ONLY REASON THEY ARE STILL HERE SO HE CAN BE.

VICIOUS MY CONSERVATIVE NATURE BUT ANYWAY I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR GOING THROUGH THIS MORNING GRACEFULLY LISTENING TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT I AFFECTIONATELY LIKE TO CALL THE SHERIFF'S FAN CLUB I CAN SEE THAT SOME OF THE WOMEN THAT SPOKE I KNOW YOU'RE NOT TRYING TO DEFEND THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND HE KNOWS IT. AND THAT IS WHY I BROUGHT UP A FEW OF THESE THINGS THIS MORNING THAT ARE OBVIOUSLY SHOULD BE CUT OUT A LOT OF THESE TRIPS TO THESE SO-CALLED INFORMATION SEMINARS AND THINGS LIKE THAT I HAVE BEEN TO ONE OF THOSE IN MY LIFE AND IT WAS JUST LIKE I THOUGHT IT WAS. IT WAS LISTENING TO SOME STUFF FOR HALF A DAY AND I AM SORRY WE CAN'T AFFORD THAT STUFF ANYMORE AS A COUNTY.

I DO FULLY SUPPORT YOUR CUTTING ALL OF THESE DEPARTMENTS ANYWAY YOU CAN BECAUSE OF THE EMERGENCY BUT ALSO BECAUSE THEY ARE FULL OF FAT ALREADY ANYWAY. OH GEEZ.

JOE BIDEN MOMENT HERE. >>

>> HAVE COME ALL A STEP IN. >>.

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>> I APPRECIATE THAT. >> I AM TRYING TO HELP.

>>.

THEY ARE ALL GOOD. >> IT'S MY FAULT.

>> ANYBODY WHO STICKS AROUND THIS LONG. I WILL TELL YOU.

I KNOW WE GENUINELY APPRECIATE YOUR FEEDBACK AND ESPECIALLY DURING THE BUDGET SEASON IT'S RELEVANT BECAUSE YOUR ANGLES YOUR COMMUNICATION PIECES HAVE BEEN AROUND FISCAL STEWARDSHIP AND I KNOW PERSONALLY BECAUSE I FEEL COMFORTABLE SPEAKING WITH PCAPABLE COMMISSIONERS.

WE ARE GENUINELY TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND IT'S TRUE. UNFORTUNATELY IT'S ELECTION SEASON AND I UNDERSTAND THE POLITICS IN PLAY IN GOING TO DO MY BEST TO MAKE SURE FOLKS UNDERSTAND THE UNIVERSAL FIRST THAT I MADE ON MY BUDGET AND ALL DEPARTMENT HEADS KNOW THEY CAN COME TO US AT ANY TIME AND TODAY'S AGENDA TO A MAN TO USE THE FAMOUS SALARY SAVINGS AND THIS MECHANISMS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROPERLY EQUIPPED AND ON BEHALF OF THE COURT NONE OF US WANT OUR COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES TO BE UNPROTECTED OR UNDERSERVED OR UNDER ANYTHING SO IT IS WHAT IT IS IT'S AN ELECTION YEAR AND I WILL TAKE IT TO BE CALLED A LIAR AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT'S PAR FOR THE COURSE AND HALF-TRUTHS AND STILL GOING

WITH IT. >> SOME OF THESE GUYS WHO COULD BREAK MEN IN HALF.

STILL I LOOK AT THESE GUYS THEY CAN BREAK ME IN HALF AND THEY ARE TELLING ME THEY ARE SCARED AND THEY NEED MORE COUNTY AND POLICE AND CONSTABLES AND THE WHOLE NINE YARDS OF PRODUCTION.

AND ANYWAY EVERYBODY KNOWS IT'S NOT GOING TO TURN INTO SAN FRANCISCO.

WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS IF ANYBODY BREAKS INTO SOMEBODY'S HOUSE AT NIGHT IS A FOOL AND PROBABLY WILL BE DEAD VERY SOON.

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND WE GENUINELY APPRECIATE IT. WITH THAT I WILL CLOSE THE WORKSHOP.I WILL CLOSE THE COMMENTS PART.

>> VICKI. >> WE WILL NEED A SHORT BREAK SO I CAN PRINT OUT THE MATERIALS.

>> I WILL TELL YOU WHAT. DO YOU WANT A BREAK?

>> DO YOU WANT TO GO TO THE OTHER AGENDA?

>> WE WILL BUY YOU SOME TIME AND START PLOWING THROUGH OTHER PARTS OF THE AGENDA.

[Items 3 - 12]

>> PLEASE GO THROUGH THREE THROUGH 12 FOR THREE APPROVED COUNTY INVOICE.

>> APPROVE HEALTHCARE COUNTY CLAIMS APPROVE COURT MINUTES OF AUGUST 11 2020 AND PAYROLL DISBURSEMENTS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3,850,000 AND POST TOTALS WAGES DEDUCTIONS AND BENEFITS ON THE HAYS COUNTY WEBSITE TIME AUTHORIZE THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO UTILIZE SALARY SAVINGS TO PURCHASE 13 REPLACEMENT SURFACE PRO LAPTOPS AND CAMERA SYSTEMS VALUED AT

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$68,408 AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.0, AUTHORIZE THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO UTILIZE SALARY SAVINGS TO PURCHASE REPLACEMENT SWAT LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT VALUED AT AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. 11.

AUTHORIZE ON-SITE SEWAGE FACILITY PERMITS FOR A THREE BEDROOM RESIDENCE SMALL OFFICE IN 31620 RANCH ROAD 12 ãTEXAS 12 AUTHORIZE EXECUTION OF THE GRANT CONTRACT AMENDMENT WITH UNITED WAY FOR GREATER AUSTIN TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CENSUS OUTREACH GRANT TO

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020. >> SO MOVED.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND AND THE AUDITOR WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE.

>>.

REFERENCING EARLIER BECAUSE I HAVE RECEIVED LOTS OF FEEDBACK AS YOU HAVE BROUGHT UP IN DIFFERENT SPACES ABOUT THE DEPRECIATION NOT TO HAVE THOSE DOLLAR AMOUNTS.

AND WE ASK THAT YOU WILLINGLY PICTURE A DOLLAR AMOUNT ON THE COVER PAGE AND SO NO ONE HAS TO REACH FOR IT OR SEARCH FOR IS JUST RIGHT THERE TRUTH IN REPORTING MENTALITY.

SOMEBODY HAVE SOME COMMENTS ON THE AGENDA?

>> WE HAVE A MOTION BUT I DO HAVE A COMMENT ON NINE AND 10. THESE ARE ITEMS THAT I APPRECIATE THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT COMING AND SCRAPING THEIR BUDGET FOR THESE ARE THE ACTUAL THINGS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT LAST WEEK THERE WERE NOT INCLUDED SO I APPRECIATE YOU FINDING THE MONEY FOR THOSE. AND I KNOW THE OFFICERS APPRECIATE THAT AS WELL.

>> THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHAT HAS HISTORICALLY GONE ON IN OUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND IF THERE IS A NEED AT ANY MOMENT IN TIME WE DO HAVE A BUDGET IN PROCESS AND WE ARE MOVING THROUGH IT BUT WE ALWAYS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY AND DESIRE TO MAKE SURE THAT SALARY SAVINGS IS USED IN ANYTHING ELSE IS USED TO MAKE SURE WE GET REFRIGERATORS REPLACEMENT LAPTOPS SWAT EQUIPMENT THE GOAL AND THE POINT IS TO ARTICULATE THAT THIS COURT IS ALWAYS MEETING AND ALWAYS AVAILABLE AND I WOULD BE HARD-PRESSED TO REMEMBER A TIME THAT WE DENIED ONE OF THESE TRANSACTIONS. SO IF THERE IS NO OTHER COMMENT WE WILL CALL THE ROLE.

[Items 13 - 15 & 17]

>> COMMISSIONER INGALLS BS. COMMISSIONER JOHNSBURY S. COMMISSIONER SHALL.ES.

COMMISSIONER SMITH. YES. JUDGE CRAIG S. SPENT PLEASE

OPEN 1315 AND 17. >> 13 APPROVE SPECIFICATIONS FOR IMB 2020 ãB 15 RN 150 CENTER TURN LANE GAP PROJECT AND OFFER AS PURCHASING TO SOLICIT FOR PROPOSALS AND ADVERTISE. 14 AMEND VARIOUS DEPARTMENTAL OPERATING SPECIAL REVENUE AND CAPITAL PROJECT BUDGETS IN PREPARATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 FOURTH-QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORTING. 15, AUTHORIZE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF MODULAR OFFICE FURNITURE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. 6 GRATIFY THE SUBMISSION AS A COUNTY FERAL HOG ABATEMENT AUTHORIZE EXECUTION OF THE 2020 STATEWIDE AUTOMATIC VICTIMS NOTIFICATION SERVICES MAINTENANCE GRANT CONTRACT IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,122 $0.51.

>> SECOND. >> ANY COMMENTS?

>> JUST A QUICK CLARIFYING QUESTION ON NUMBER 13.

>> >> >> ARE COMMISSIONER MADE A REFERENCE TO RENAMING A ROAD. IT GENERATES A LOT OF ATTENTION.

[Items 18 - 20]

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH. YES. COMMISSIONER JONES PRAYED YES.

COMMISSIONER SHALL.ES. COMMISSIONER INGALLS BEEPER YES.UDGE PER YES.

>> PLEASE OPEN 1819 AND 20. >> AUTHORIZE THE RECYCLING AND SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE SELF DUMPING FORKLIFT ãUSED IN THE WAVERLEY AND THRIFT WOOD LOCATIONS AND 19 ACCEPT THE DELIVERY OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2019 INTERNAL

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EXAMINATION REPORT IN THE HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF JAIL COMMISSARY ACCOUNT.20, AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO RATIFY EQUIPMENT TRANSFER MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE CAPITAL AREA AND VALUED AT 11,000 $153.09 AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

>> SECOND. >> COMMISSIONERS, COMMENTS.

>> I LOOKED THROUGH WHAT IS THE EQUIVALENT?

>> YOU GOT ME THERE. >> DO YOU WANT TO TABLE IT?

>> NO. I HAVE LOOKED THROUGH THERE AND THERE IS A SERIAL NUMBER SO I DIDN'T NOW WHAT THE SERIAL NUMBER WAS.

>> SHE WILL TELL US RIGHT NOW. AND JUST FOR EVERYONE WATCHING. CAPITAL AREA COUNCIL OF

GOVERNMENTS. >> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> IT'S A WHITEBOARD. THANK YOU I APPRECIATE IT.

>> SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS WE HAVE HAD ABOUT RECEIVING SURPLUS EQUIPMENT I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE IS SOMETHING WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE.

ABLE TO USE IF IT'S NOT GOING TO COST AS MUCH TO GET OPERATIONAL.

>> WHERE IS THAT GOING TO GO? IS THAT GOING TO BE HOUSE.

>> THE INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD? >> THERE IS A WHITEBOARD THAT

THEY ARE GIVING US. >> THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.

>> PROBABLY WITH MIKE JONES. PLEASE CALL THE ROLE.

>> COMMISSIONER SHALL. YES. COMMISSIONER INGALLS BEEPER

YES.OMMISSIONER JONES. >> ONE MORE.

>> PLEASE OPEN 21. >> IMPROVEMENT OF ADDITIONAL

[21. Approve an additional contract extension of IFB 2017-B06 AC & Heating Services with SI Mechanical for a period not to exceed 30 days (September 30, 2020). BECERRA/T.CRUMLEY]

CONTRACT EXTENSION OF IFB B06 HEATED SERVICES ASSIGN MECHANICAL NOT TO EXCEED 30

DAYS. >> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND AND ONE PERSON SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.R. DAN LYON.

>> THANK YOU JUDGE. LET ME JUST SAY MECHANICAL.

PERCENT WHEN I ASKED ABOUT THIS IS IN LINE WITH COUNTY POLICY I DID NOT RECEIVE AN ANSWER AND I KNOW THAT THEY INSTALLED A $5000 AIR CONDITIONER AND I DON'T KNOW HOW BIG THE HEADQUARTERS IS BUT THEY ALSO INSTALLED AC IN THE CABOOSE $6900 $0.13 AND MAYBE THE AC THEY INSTALLED COST PLUS LABOR OF COURSE BUT I KNOW HOW BIG THE CABOOSE IS.

IT IS NOT VERY BIG AND MY FAMILY MY BROTHERS AND MY SISTER AND I INHERITED A VERY SMALL HOUSE IN SAN MARCUS. WE ARE NOT MAKING ANYTHING ON IT.

IT IS COSTING US AN ARM AND A LEG. ANYWAY.

LONG STORY SHORT. WE HAD A HEAT PUMP/AIR CONDITIONER INSTALLED AND IT IS TOO BIG ROOMS. TWO-BEDROOMS. AND IT HAS A BATHROOM IN BETWEEN THE BEDROOMS AND A BIG ROOM AND THAT AC COOLS DOWN THAT WHOLE AREA.

WE DON'T NEED ANYTHING ELSE IN THERE SO MY QUESTION IS AND I AM NOT SAYING THAT THE MECHANIC DID ANYTHING WRONG BUT I AM SAYING, COULDN'T WE HAVE GOTTEN THAT VERSION OF AN AC AT LEAST ON THE CABOOSE MAY BE DEPENDING ON HOW BIG IT IS. I JUST THINK THAT WE ARE NOT GETTING THE BEST DEAL WITH SI MECHANICAL. I HAVE A NUMBER OF THINGS THEY HAVE DONE THIS WEEK I WAS GOING TO BRING UP THIS MORNING AND I CHANGE MY MIND BUT WE NEED SOME COMPETITION ON THIS I THINK. AND THAT'S ONLY REASON I SAID I WAS AGAINST THIS.

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I REALIZED IT'S ONLY FOR 30 DAYS BUT IN THE MEANTIME I THINK WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT PUTTING THIS OUT BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF STUFF BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT CHECKED

OUT. >> I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW WE PUT THIS OUT FOR BID AND SI IS NO LONGER PART OF THE BID PROCESS MOVING FORWARD.

THEY ARE AT THE END OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COUNTY. AM I RIGHT? YOU DIDN'T HEAR HER. WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF NEGOTIATING DETAILS OF A NEW CONTRACT AND WE DON'T FEEL AS THE COUNTY THAT WE WILL BE COMPLETED AND READY IN TIME AS THE CONTRACT EXPIRES, SI MECHANICAL SO THIS IS AN EXTENSION LINK SO WE ARE COVERED WITH AC IN CASE THERE IS AN EMERGENCY WITH AC REPAIR. WHILE WE CONTRACT WITH THE NEW

COMPANY. >> THANK YOU.

TO MY THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND COMMENTS.

>> I WANT TO ADDRESS SOMETHING ALSO WAS BROUGHT UP. A PREVIOUS BID THAT WAS AWARDED AND I THINK THEY MARKED IT AS PART OF THE CONTRACT SIMILARLY PUTS OUT OUT ON THE STREET PREVIOUSLY WE HAD RESPONDENTS AND SI WAS AWARDED THE CONTRACT THAT WAS BASED UPON THE BID

THAT WAS SELECTED. >> IT WAS COMPETITIVELY DONE AND THAT WAS ãAND THINGS ARE SHIFTING. WE HAVE GONE BACK OUT FOR BIDS AND RECEIVE THEM HONOR ON THE PROCESS OF MAKING THEM.

>> PLEASE CALL THE ROLE. >> COMMISSIONER JONES FOR YES.

[22. Authorize the County Judge to execute a renewal contract for $21,608.40 with West Thompson Reuters for online legal research services in the Hays County Criminal District Attorney's office with funds budgeted for FY2021. INGALSBE/MAU]

COMMISSIONER SMITH.ES. COMMISSIONER INGALLS BEAT YES. COMMISSIONER SHALL.ES.

JUDGE PER YES. >> PLEASE OPEN 22 AND 23.

>> NUMBER 22 AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO ã >> 23.

>> I MEANT 22. >> AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A RENEWAL CONTRACT FOR $21,608.40 WITH WEST THOMPSON RIDERS FOR ONLINE LEGAL RESEARCH SERVICES IN THE HAYS COUNTY CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE WITH FUNDS

BUDGETED FOR FY 2021. >> HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ANY COMMENTS COMMISSIONER? PLEASE CALL THE ROLE.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES. COMMISSIONER INGALLS BE COMMISSIONER SMITH.ES.

[24. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to sign a Professional Services Agreement between Hays County and BGE, Inc. for design services related PS&E for the Hillside Terrace bond project. JONES/BORCHERDING (Part 1 of 2)]

JUDGE PER YES. >> PLEASE OPEN 24.

>> POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE A COUNTY JUDGE TO SIGN A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND BGE INCORPORATED FOR DESIGN SERVICES RELATED TO PSE FOR THE HILLSIDE TERRORIST BOND PROJECT.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> WE HAVE DONE PRELIMINARY WORK.

IF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THAT AREA WE HAVE A GAS MAIN ITS RIGHT IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY SO THE REDESIGN WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A LOOP AROUND THAT AND GO TO THE IMPROVED.

>> AND IS THE EXTENSION FOR $1 MILLION?

>> >> UP TO A MAXIMUM. AND WITHOUT MODIFICATIONS.

KIDDING. >>

>> IS THAT JUST FOR THE REBIRTH?

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>>.

JUST FOR THIS SECTION? >>.

I'M PLAYING. >> I WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT IT A

LITTLE BIT >> AND I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT EXHIBITS AND SOME OF THE EXHIBITS AREN'T INCLUDED AND ã DOESN'T HAVE ANY SCHEDULED.

>> T WANT TO COME BACK TO THIS? >>.

[26. Discussion and possible action to accept the maintenance bond rider extension #1060751 for two months for Sunfield subd., Phase 2, Section 11. JONES/BORCHERDING]

26. >> 26.

DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO ASSESS THE MAINTENANCE BOND WRITER EXTENSIONS 1060751 42

MONTHS FOR SUBFIELD SUBDIVISION PHASE 2 SECTION 11. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A

SECOND. >>.

>> ANY COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL THE ROLE.

[27. Discussion and possible action to execute an Advance Funding Agreement for the Metropolitan Area Corridor Project On-System (RM 3237 Intersection Improvements) as part of the 2016 Road Bond Program. SHELL/BORCHERDING]

>> COMMISSIONER SHALL. YES. COMMISSIONER ãYES.

OMMISSIONER JONES. YES. COMMISSIONER INGALLS B.

>> PLEASE OPEN UP 27. >> DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO EXECUTE AN ADVANCE FUNDING AGREEMENT FOR THE METROPOLITAN AREA CORNER PROJECT. 3237 INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AS PART OF THE 2016 ROAD BOND

PROGRAM. >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A

SECOND. >> THIS IS FOR THE PROJECT WITH THE INTERSECTIONS ALONG 3237 THIS IS THE AFA. GETTING MOVING AND GETTING THE SYSTEM.

>> THAT'S PART OF THE BOND PROGRAM.

>> AND THAT JUST TO CLARIFY IS THE PIECE THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE.PLEASE CALL THE ROLE.

SPENT COMMISSIONER INGALLS BE COMMISSIONER JONES. COMMISSIONER SMITH.ES.

[24. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to sign a Professional Services Agreement between Hays County and BGE, Inc. for design services related PS&E for the Hillside Terrace bond project. JONES/BORCHERDING (Part 2 of 2)]

>> PLEASE OPEN 25 >> THAT IS FOR THE ENTIRE PROJECT.E JUST GOT

CONFIRMATION. >> WE LEFT IT OPEN WHILE WE WERE WAITING FOR INFORMATION COMMISSIONER JONES CONFIRMED THE MILLION DOLLARS ON THAT IS FOR THE ENTIRE PROJECT AND IF THERE ARE NO OTHER QUESTIONS WE CAN CALL THE ROLE.

COMMISSIONER SHALL. YES. COMMISSIONER JONES PER YES.

[25. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to sign a Professional Services Agreement between Hays County and Bowman Engineering, Inc. for design services related to PS&E for reconstruction of Cotton Gin Road. JONES/BORCHERDING ]

COMMISSIONER INGALLS B. COMMISSIONER SMITH.UDGE PER YES.

PLEASE OPEN 25. >> 25 DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO SIGN A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT TWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND BOWMAN ENGINEERING FOR DESIGN SERVICES RELATED TO PSE RECONSTRUCTION OF.

>> CENSUSES GREATER THAN 25 PERCENT OF THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT COULD IT HAVE BEEN CALLED AMENDMENT ãBELT SUSPENDERS METHOD TO FIND AN EXEMPTION UNDER 262.02484

SERVICES. >> THAT TOTAL IS 332,000 $661 IS THAT RIGHT?AND WHAT WAS THAT ORIGINALLY?

>> IT'S A SEPARATE CONTRACT. >> IT'S OKAY.

>> TOTAL. >> COMMISSIONER JONES ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? COMMISSIONER INGALLS BE? COMMISSIONERS?

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OKAY PLEASE CALL THE ROLE. >> COMMISSIONER JONES PER YES.

COMMISSIONER SMITH FOR YES. COMMISSIONER INGALLS BE YES. COMMISSIONER SHALL.UDGE PER

[28. Discuss and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a Professional Services Agreement (PSA)/contract between Hays County and Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. to provide engineering design and ROW acquisition services on the Winters Mill Intersection Improvements at RM 12 and RM 3237 project in Precinct 3 as part of the 2016 Road Bond Project. SHELL/BORCHERDING ]

YES. PLEASE OPEN 28.

>> 28 DISCUSS A POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY ãTO PROVIDE ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ACQUISITION SERVICES ON THE WINTER SNOW ACQUISITION IMPROVEMENTS AND 3237 PROJECT IN PRECINCT 3 AS PART OF A 2016 ROAD BOND PROJECT.

>> SO MOVED. SECOND.

>> MR. KENNEDY. >> THE RIGHT-OF-WAY PORTION REQUIRES A FUNDING OF 2.0624.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT TO MY MOTION.

>> >> THIS AMOUNT IS $350,000 PER TRAFFIC SIGNAL STUDY DESIGN ADDRESSING.

BY MR. KENNEDY. >> THAT'S A GOOD GROCERY LIST FOR $350,000 AND THE OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL THE ROLE.

[29. Discuss and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a Professional Services Agreement (PSA)/contract between Hays County and Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. to provide engineering design and ROW acquisition services on the Winters Mill Intersection Improvements at RM 12 and RM 3237 project in Precinct 3 as part of the 2016 Road Bond Project.]

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH. YES. COMMISSIONER SHALL.ES.

COMMISSIONERJONES PER YES. COMMISSIONER INGALLS BE YES. JUDGE PER YES.

>> PLEASE OPEN 29. >> DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE A COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND .

1826 SAWYER RANCH ROAD PROJECT INCREASING FOR PART OF THE ROAD BOND PROGRAM.

>> AS PART OF THE 2016 ROAD BOND.

ROAD 218 26 WAS LOOKED AT FOR REDESIGN AND REBUILD AND ALONG WITH THAT SINCE THAT TIME THERE IS AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BEING DROPPED ON THAT STRETCH OF ROADWAY AND THIS UTILITY RELOCATION WILL ACTUALLY SERVE FOR THAT PROJECT IS INCLUDED IN THE 2016 ROAD BOND AS WELL AS

ANY TRAFFIC CIRCLE RELOCATION. >> THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS AND THE QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL THE ROLE.

>> COMMISSIONER SHALL. YES. COMMISSIONER JONES PER YES.

[30. Discussion and possible action to authorize the Transportation Department to purchase one new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 valued at $32,009 for the Inspections and Engineering Division.]

COMMISSIONER INGALLS BE YES. COMMISSIONER SMITH.UDGE.

>> THREE AND $50,000. DID YOU MENTION THAT? YES.

P >> THANK YOU. PLEASE OPEN 30.

>> DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIE THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE A 2020 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 VALUED AT $32,009 FOR THE INSPECTIONS AND

ENGINEERING DIVISION. >> SO MOVED.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND GREAT >> WE ARE GETTING MORE SUBDIVISIONS EVERY DAY AND MORE STAFF IN OUR INSPECTION DEPARTMENT TO BE ABLE TO GET ALL OF THESE DONE IN A TIMELY MANNER.

>> I LEARNED THIS MUCH GOING THROUGH TWO BUDGETS. THE LEASE PROGRAM APPEARS TO BE AN APPEALING ROUTE ALTHOUGH JERRY ãHAS DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB OF WEARING HIS CARS DOWN SMOOTH SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE FOR CHECKING ON SUBDIVISIONS.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THAT CONVERSATION TO MAKE SURE THIS IS ONE OF THOSE VEHICLES THAT WE CAN DRIVE INTO THE GROUND.

>> IS A 1500 CHEVROLET IT'S PRETTYFUEL-EFFICIENT AS FAR AS PICKUPS GO.

IN .

>> OKAY. >> COMMISSIONER INGALLS B.

>> YOU MADE THE POINT AND I WOULD AGREE WITH YOU JUST TO CLARIFY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THE FUNDING FOR ROAD AND BRIDGES A DIFFERENT SET OF FUNDING THAT AND WHAT WE DO FOR EVERYTHING ELSE SO THIS IS A DIFFERENT PART THAT IS ACCESSIBLE FOR VEHICLES AND WE

WILL HAVE AS MUCH OTHER POTS. >> PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

[1. Update from the County Judge and staff regarding the Local Disaster Declaration and COVID-19. Possible discussion and action may follow. BECERRA (Part 3 of 3)]

>> COMMISSIONER JONES.ES. COMMISSIONER SMITH. YES.

>> COMMISSIONER ã >> OPEN AGENDA ITEM 1. >> NUMBER ONE.

UPDATE THE COUNTY STAFF REGARDING THE LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATION WITH COVID-19.

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>> WE SPOKE WITH THE TREASURER AND MR. JONES CREDIT CARD HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED YET BY THE COUNTY BUT SHE IS LOOKING INTO GETTING THAT SENT TO US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE WOULD LIKE PART TWO TO APPROVE AND LIMIT THE CREDIT CARD OF $25,000 AND IN THE MEANTIME BECAUSE THE CREDIT CARD IS NOT AVAILABLE WE WOULD LIKE FOR THEM TO INCREASE THE LIMIT FOR THE CREDIT CARD THAT IS USED IN THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE $40,000.

>> AND WHEN THAT CARD SHOWS UP THEN YOURS REVERTS BACK?

>> DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? COMMISSIONERS? ALLGOOD?

>> PLEASE CALL THE ROLE. >> PLEASE CALL THE ROLL PRAISED HIM IT COMMISSIONER SMITH. OMMISSIONER JONES. COMMISSIONER SMITH.UDGE.

[31. Discussion and possible action to authorize the Transportation Department to purchase one replacement HC6 Nexstar III Auto Crane and one EHP System Automatic Tire Changer valued at $32,279 and amend the budget accordingly.]

>> PLEASE OPEN NUMBER 30. 31.

>> DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE ONE REPLACEMENT NEXT ARE THREE.

SYSTEM AUTOMATIC TIRE CHANGER VALUED AT 32,000 $279 AND AMEND THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.

>> A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

[32. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a Commercial Lease Agreement between Hays County and Show Place Commercial Park, LLC for approximately 3,853 square feet of commercial space.]

>> COMMISSIONER SHALL. COMMISSIONER JONES PER YES. COMMISSIONER SMITH.UDGE.

YES. >> 32.

>> DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE A COMMERCIAL LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND SHOWPLACE COMMERCIAL PARK LLC FOR APPROXIMATELY 3853

SQUARE FEET OF COMMERCIAL SPACE. >> SECOND.

>> THAT DOLLAR AMOUNT WAS MISSING IT WAS FOR $6000. ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS

MR. KENNEDY? >> 6000 PER MONTH.

THE LEASE WAS SENT LAST NIGHT. I APOLOGIZE FOR THE LATE DELIVERY.

AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE BEEN SCRAMBLING TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR THE ORIGINAL COMMERCIAL PIECE THAT WE HAD. THIS IS MORE SQUARE FOOTAGE THAN THE LAST ONE.

>> IT IS. >> IS THAT A COMPARABLE PRICE? THERE ARE A FEW POINTS THAT WE NEED TO TOUCH UPON. I DON'T KNOW.

OPEN-ENDED AND TELL YOU.

SOME AUTHORITY TODAY TO GO AHEAD AND EXECUTE >> IT JUST TO CLARIFY THIS IS

6000 PER MONTH? >> CORRECT.

>> AND I WAS JUST ABOUT TO GO THERE I WANT TO ARTICULATE FOR THE PUBLIC THAT THAT WAS COMPETITIVELY PRICED AND A BETTER RATE THAN THE PREVIOUSLY NEGOTIATED CONVERSATION.

>> IT STILL SEPARATE SPACES MORE SQUARE FOOTAGE.

>> COMMISSIONERS ANY QUESTIONS? >> A FEW CHANGES IF IT'S OKAY WITH YOU I WILL GO OVER SOME OF THE CHANGES AND OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS.

WE HAVE CHANGED THE PROVISION TO.

STANDARDS. A LITTLE BIT MORE FAVORABLE THAN YOU WOULD GET.

>>>THAT'S PROBABLY OF LESS CONCERN THAN THE OTHER TWO PROVISIONS.

I BELIEVE OUR INSURANCE, OUR RISK POOL COVERAGE IS PROBABLY A LITTLE LESS THAN A NORMAL COMMERCIAL G-L POLICY YOU WOULD' ASSOCIATED WITH A COMMERCIAL BUSINESS, A PRIVATE COMMERCIAL BUSINESS. WE HAVE NOT MANAGED TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH LANDLORD IF THAT STANDARD IS ACCEPTABLE. THAT'S WHAT SECTION 10 ON PAGE 5 HAS BEEN CHANGED TO REFLECT.

LASTLY I THINK, SORT OF, MAYBE THE STICKY PROVISION FOR US IS IN SECTION 14, WHICH IS ON PAGE 7. THE PROVISION GENERALLY YOU CAN READ IT IN DETAIL IF YOU PREFER.

GENERALLY IT SAYS THAT TENANT WILL BE O OBLIGATED TO REPAIR JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING INCLUDING

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AIR-CONDITIONING, ET CETERA, SET RA. SIDEWALK, PARKING LOT, LANDSCAPING, EVERYTHING. BUT THEN SAYS THAT A LITTLE LATER IN THE PROVISION THAT LANDLORD MAY PERFORM THE WORK AND SEEK REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE I DON'T THINK THAT WOULD -- IT IGNORES THE FACT WE HAVE A GOOD DEAL OF MAINTENANCE OPPORTUNITIES INTERNALLY WITH THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT. I WOULD LIKE TO MODIFY THIS. I DID NOT FEEL THAT I COULD JUST DELETE PORTIONS OF THIS BUT I WOULD LIKE TO DELETE PORTIONS OF THIS IF LANDLORD WILL ACCEPT

THAT AND THAT'S A CONVERSATION WE NEED TO HAVE. >>>COMMISSIONERS, QUESTIONS

FOR MR. KENNEDY? >> I APPRECIATE YOU MODIFYING THAT CONVERSATION ON SECTION 14 ON THE MAINTENANCE. GOOD JOB. SECTION TEN.

WHAT WAS EX-TEN? >> INSURANCE. >> YOUR GOAL IS TO BRING IT

DOWN TO WHAT OUR POOL IS, RIGHT? >> WE ENJOY SOME SOEFRN IMMUNITIES AND OR LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY PARTICULARLY UNDER THE TORT CLAIMS ACT. IF OUR RISK POOL COVERAGE IS REFLECTIVE OF THAT I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING THAT PROBABLY A COMMERCIAL LANDOWNER DOESN'T TYPICALLY THINK ABOUT. I THINK IF WE HAVE THAT CONVERSATION WE'LL BE FINE IN

MAKING THAT CHANGE. >> GOOD DEAL. >>>JUST A QUESTION, JUDGE, ON NUMBER 14. IS THAT PRETTY STANDARD? ARE WE SURE THAT, YOU KNOW, THE ELECTRICAL, AIR-CONDITIONING, ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE IN GOOD WORKING

CONDITION AND THERE AREN'T ANY ISSUES WITH IT? >> THAT'S A GREAT POINT.

>> IT JUST SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF STUFF. YOU KNOW THE PARKING LOT.

IS THAT, WHAT KIND OF CONDITION IS THAT IN? I KNOW WE'LL GET TRAFFIC BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO BE THE EXTENT THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE WEAR AND TEAR.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT CONDITION IT IS AND I DON'T WANT TO -- >> I THINK THE STANDARD IS NORMALLY A LONGER TERM LEASE FOR COMMERCIAL RENTALS. SO WE'RE ASKING THAT THE STANDARD BE DEVIATED DOWNWARD TO ONE YEAR, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT, I BELIEVE, WAS A LITTLE HARD TO FIND WHEN WE WERE OUT THERE LOOKING FOR IT. LANDLORDS THAT WERE WILLING TO GIVE US A YEAR ONLY. TYPICALLY YOU'RE GOING TO WANT A COMMERCIAL OWNER IS GOING TO WANT A FIVE-YEAR TERM OR LONGER, POTENTIALLY. I'VE SEEN THREE-YEAR TERMS OUT THERE BUT NOT ANYTHING LESS THAN THAT ON A COMMERCIAL SIDE. I THINK THAT THESE PROVISIONS ARE A LITTLE MORE REFLECTIVE OF A LONGER TERM LEASE WHERE YOU HAVE SOMEONE TAKING OVER A PROPERTY FAR PERIOD OF TIME. WE'RE NOT REALLY DOING THAT BUT WE'RE, I FEEL LIKE BY ASKING THAT IT BE KNOCKED DOWN TO ONE YEAR WE'RE PROBABLY ASKING A LOT ALREADY.

I WOULD TRY. I WOULD REPRESENT TO YOU THAT I WILL TRY TO KNOCK OUT SOME OF THSE REPAIR PROVISIONS IF I'M ABLE. I BELIEVE WE CAN DO THAT.

EITHER WAY, WE WOULD WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO THOSE REPAIRS OURSELVES AND INTERNALLY, IF WE

ARE OBLIGATED TO DO SO IN THAT TERM. >> I APPRECIATE THAT.

I GUESS I WONDER OR AM CONCERNED. IF WE GET IN THERE AND, YOU

KNOW, A MONTH IN TO IT THE AIR-CONDITIONING BREAKS DOWN. >> YEAH.

I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT, BELIEVE ME. >> OKAY.

>> WE JUST SITE MECHANICAL, SO. >> I UNDERSTAND BOTH SIDES.

OKAY. >> ISN'T THIS A FAIRLY NEW BUILDING?

>> IT IS NOT. >> NO? I GUESS I'LL ASK LATER.

I GET YOUR CONCERN COMMISSIONER AND I APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH. THAT IS VERY VALID CONCERN.

WELL DONE. >>>COMMISSIONERS ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? MR. KENNEDY, WOULD YOU LIKE THE MOTION TO INCLUDE ANYTHING TO GIVE YOU THAT FLEXIBILITY TO

SUMMARIZE THE DOCUMENT? >> THE MOTION HAS TO BE, I BELIEVE, TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXECUTE. BUT IF YOU'LL NOTE THAT WE HAVE MADE SOME VERBAL CHANGES IN COURT AND THAT THE FINAL DRAFT WILL BE REFLECTIVE OF THAT THAT WILL BE FINE.

>> SO NOTED. >> THANK YOU. OKAY.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND. I THINK WE HIT OUR COMMENTS. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

[33. Discussion and possible action to award RFP 2020-P01 HVAC - Maintenance & Repair Services to JM Engineering, LLC and authorize staff and General Counsel to negotiate a contract.]

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ACTION TO AWARD RFP2020-P01 HVAC TERRIBLE AND SERVICES TO JAY ENGINEERING AND AUTHORIZE STAFF

AND COUNCIL TO NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT. >> SO MOVE.

>> SECOND. >> MOTION AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND.

ANY COMMENTS ON THIS? WE'RE GOOD? THAT'S AC CONTRACT.

OKAY. >> IS THERE A MARKUP? >> AND IF SO, WHAT IT?

>> YES, THERE IS. >> YES, THERE IS. GOOD QUESTION.

>> HOWEVER, WE CAN'T GO OVER PRICING UNTIL AN A CONTRACT IS ACTUALLY AWARDED.

WE WOULD LIKE THE ABILITY TO NEGOTIATE THE CONTRACT WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND THEN WE CAN DISCUSS THE PRICING COMP COMPONENTS.

>> I HOPE YOU ARE ABLE TO GET PICKED UP ON THAT. ECON

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS. >> YOU KNOW THIS IS A LONG PROCESS.

I'VE BROUGHT THIS UP THAT I WANTED TO SEE THIS THING COMPETITIVE A NUMBER OF TIMES.

I KNOW YOU HAVE AS WELL, JUDGE. THEY'VE WORKED HARD ON THIS PROCESS.

IT'S NOT EASY. AT THE END OF THE DAY WE HAVE A COUNTY WITH THE BEST WAY TO PUT IT IS SOME ABSOLUTELY VARYIN NEEDS WHEN IT COMES TO THESE SPECIFIC SERVICES.

TO TRY TO FIT AROUND PEG IN A SQUARE HOLE ON WHAT WE NEED AND THE DIFFERENT FACILITIES WE HAVE IS VERY HARD. I KNOW THIS WASN'T AN EASY PROCUREMENT PROCESS AND I

APPRECIATE THEM DOING IT. >>>CALL THE ROLL.

>>>I DON'T BELIEVE WE NEED TO OPEN 36 SINCE THE PREVIOUS ITEM FAILED.

>> REASON TO TRY TO GET SOME ON ORDER ANYWAY JUST IN CASE? >> I FEEL WE SHOULD.

[36. Discussion and possible action to purchase additional election equipment.]

PLEASE OPEN 36. >> 36 DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL

ELECTION EQUIPMENT. >> SO MOVE. >> SECOND.

>> MOTION AND SECOND. I AGREE THAT WE NEED MORE EQUIPMENT ON HAND BECAUSE WE CAN'T CUT OURSELVES DOWN TO THE WIRE. WHAT OUR ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR POINTED OUT WAS THE TOUCH PAD IS THE LIMITING AGENT. SO IF WE GAVE SOME DIRECTION TO ORDER MORE TOUCH PADS I FEEL SHE'S CONVEYED A ROBUSTNESS OF OTHER.

>> SOMETHING WE CAN DO TO GET PEOPLE THROUGH CURRENT LOCATIONS QUICKER.

>> UTILIZING MY QUESTION WOULD BE FUNDING. >> RIGHT.

BUT I KNOW THAT IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH WE HAVE PLENTY OF ACTUAL VOTING MACHINES.

MY QUESTION WOULD BE, AGAIN, MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS WE HAVE ADDED THESE TWO LINES IN EACH ONE.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, BECAUSE WE'VE HAD IT WHERE WE HAD ONE CHECK IN LINE AT EACH FACILITY AND GOES DOWN AND SHUTS DOWN THE WHOLE FACILITY. WITH THE DUAL ACCESS I WOULD RATHER HAVE SOME OF THOSE IN PLACE WHERE IF ONE GOES DOWN AT THE UNIVERSITY OR IF ONE GOES DOWN IN KYLE WE CAN RUN IT OVER THERE. I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH EACH ONE OF THOSE INDIVIDUALLY COSTS. AT THE END OF THE DAY I'M SURE MISS ANDERSON IS WATCHING TODAY.

I WOULD LOVE FOR HER TO SAY IF WE BOUGHT FIVE, WE BOUGHT TEN, JUST TO HAVE THOSE AVAILABLE AND BRING US BACK A COST NEXT WEEK FOR THAT I WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE OF THAT.

>> WE'RE NOT MEETING NEXT WEEK. >> I DON'T WANT TO INTERRUPT

BUT WE HAVE THE AUDITOR TRYING TO CHIME IN. >> SHE DID GIVE US AN

ESTIMATE ABOUT 1500 PER EACH IPAD. >> HOW IS SHE REQUESTING?

>> SHE STATED SHE WOULD PROBABLY WANT ABOUT 20. >> AND BECAUSE A LOT OF THIS IS COVID RELATED WITH ALL THE THINGS WE HAVE TO DO IS IT A HARD REACH TO TRY TO GET SOME

KIND OF COVID REIMBURSEMENT THROUGH THIS MECHANISM? >> I WOULD HAVE TO CHECK THE GUIDELINES TO SEE IF WE COULD USE THE CARES FUNDING FOR THE ELECTIONS IPADS, EQUIPMENT.

>> EITHER WAY WE WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH IT. >> WE DO HAVE SOME FUNDING IN THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUND THAT IS NOT EARMARKED FOR ANYTHING THAT YOU COULD

POTENTIALLY USE. THERE'S 31 THOUSAND AVAILABLE. >> THAT WAS BUDGETED TO BE

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SPENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 20 BUT NOT EARMARKED? >> AND FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, THE, LIKE YOU SAID COMMISSIONER, THE VOTING MACHINES ARE AVAILABLE BECAUSE I'VE SEEN YOU WALK INTO A VOTING ROOM AFTER A LINE AND THE ROOM IS EMPTY.

THE LIMITING AGENT IS THE MACHINES. SO I THINK SHE WAS SUGGESTING 20

AND I THINK WE SHOULD SUPPORT. >> WHY DON'T WE DO A NOT TO EXCEED ON THE AMOUNT AVAILABLE.

>> THAT'S RIGHT. >> HOWEVER MANY SHE CAN GET FOR WHAT'S IN THERE NOW?

>> SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA. >> I WOULD PROPOSE THAT.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR. I WAS HOPING FOR MAYBE TO INCLUDE THAT SUGGESTION OF NOT TO EXCEED WHAT'S IN THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUND.

>> YEP. I'M GOOD WITH THAT. >> SOUND GOOD?

>> AUTHORIZE TO PURCHASE OF, DO YOU HAVE A NAME FOR IT? >> I BELIEVE THEY ARE

TENNEX TOUCH PADS. >> I'M FINE WITH THAT. MY ONE CONCERN IS I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE SHE HAS THE FLEXIBILITY IF THERE'S A SPECIFIC ITEM, AS FAR AS, WHAT

KIND OF TOUCH PAD OR THE SOFTWARE NEEDED. >> IT IS THE TENNEX.

I DON'T KNOW IF I'M PRONOUNCING IT RIGHT. >> WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT.

WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. >> IF SOMEONE REPLAYS THIS

THAT'S RIGHT COMMISSIONER. >> THIRTY-ONE THOUSAND FROM TOBACCO SETTLEMENT.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND AND THE MOTION IS TO SUMMARIZE, TO USE UP TO THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUND MONEY THAT'S IN THERE NOW FOR THAT FLEXIBILITY TO BUY THE TENNEX MACHINES FOR OUR ELECTION PROCESS IDEALLY FOR THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

[37. Discussion and possible action to consider naming a private driveway in precinct 4, Harmony Wood Lane.]

>>>PLEASE OPEN 37! 37. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO CONSIDER NAMING A PRIVATE DRIVEWAY IN PRECINCT 4 HARMONY WOODS LANE.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND. >> MOTION AND SECOND.

ANY QUESTIONS OTHER WE CALL THE ROLL.

[38. Discussion and possible action to create the Hays County Salary Grievance Committee for the remainder of the fiscal year Pursuant to Chapter 152 of the Local Government Code.]

>>>OPEN 38. >>>38, DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO CREATE THE HAYS COUNTY SALARY GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FISCAL YEAR PURSUIT TO CHAPTER 152 OF THE

LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE. >> SO MOVE. >> SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND IS SECOND.

IF WE VOTE FOR THIS I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE IT TO COMMISSION. THAT'S WHAT WE'VE AGREED UPON ALL THINGS NAMED COMMISSION OF THIS COMMISSION. THE SECOND PART IS WHAT DO WE

SEE AS THE NEED FOR THIS? >> STATUTORY. >> WE CAN'T CHANGE THE NAME

THEN. >> I DON'T BELIEVE SO. IT'S FOR ANY ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO GRIEVES THEIR SALARY ONCE THE COURT SETS THOSE. IT'S HAPPENED FAIRLY COMMONLY.

ONCE THE SALARIES ARE SET THEY HAVE SO MANY DAYS TO GRIEVE TO YOU AND THEN WE WOULD HAVE TO

PUT THIS BODY IN MOTION AND THERE'S TWO POSSIBLE STRUCTURES. >> I APOLOGIZE.

I WAS TAPPING OUT AN E-MAIL AND LOST TRACK OF YOU GUYS. THIS IS UNDER CHAPTER 152 OF THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE. WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO FORM THE SALARY GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE REALLY ANY TIME THIS CALENDAR YEAR TO ACCOMMODATE WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN AROUND THIS TIME.

IT'S GOING TO BE AFTER YOU'VE FINALIZED THE SALARIES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS.

THIS IS NOT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EMPLOYEES TO GRIEVE SALARIES. IT'S FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO GRIEVE THEIR SALARIES AS THEY HAVE BEEN SET AND STATUTORILY ADVERTISED.

WE OFTENTIMES WILL FORM THE SALARY GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE EVEN IF WE DON'T KNOW THERE'S A GRIEVANCE THAT COULD LIKELY OCCUR OR REMOTELY OCCUR BECAUSE THE TIME LINES GET REALLY TIGHT IN LATE AUGUST EARLY SEPTEMBER IN TERMS OF FINALIZING THE BUDGET AND THEN HAVING SOMEONE'S SALARY GRIEVANCE HEARD. SO IN THE EVENT THAT IT MIGHT HAPPEN WE THINK IT'S A GOOD MEASURE GO AHEAD AND HAVE IT FORMED UNDER 152.514. THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT WAYS TO DO IT. I THINK THIS YEAR, AND WE'VE DONE IT DIFFERENT WAYS, ONE WAY

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RELIES MORE UPON THE SERVICES OF INCUMBENT ELECTED OFFICIALS. THE OTHER IS A BODY OF PUBLIC MEMBERS ALL SELECTED FROM THE GRAND JURY LIST. THIS YEAR I DON'T KNOW, OBVIOUSLY, WHETHER WE MIGHT SEE A GRIEVANCE BUT I HAVE NOT HEARD ANY RUMBLES OF ONE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. I THINK THE EASIER ROUTE THIS YEAR WOULD BE TO FORM IT WITH THE INCUMBENT ELECTED OFFICIALS. I CAN NAME THEM AND THEN YOU HAVE TO SUPPLEMENT WITH THREE OR MORE PUBLIC MEMBER, AS WELL. I'M FINE OBVIOUSLY WITH THE COURT CHOOSING EITHER ROUTE.

THAT'S MY RECOMMENDATION BECAUSE I THINK IT WOULD MAKE THE CLERK HAVE TO CALL FEWER PEOPLE TO TRY

TO GET THEM HERE. >> IN THE PAST WE'VE HAD A HARD TIME GETTING NINE?

>> YEAH. >> THE CLERK WILL COME IN AND PICK NUMBER OF NAMES LIKE 20 OR 30 AND CALL THEM ALL. SHE MIGHT GET ONE RESPONSE. THEN YOU HAVE TO COME BACK IN

AND SELECT ANOTHER 20 OR 30. >> THIS MAY NOT BE THE ONLY TIME WE GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

>> I WOULD LOVE THAT CALL IF I WAS A CITIZEN TO COME AND TELL AN ELECTED OFFICIAL THEY DIDN'T

GET A RAISE. >> THAT'S WHY MR. KENNEDY'S SUGGESTION OF HAVING IT BE A INCUMBENT GROUP A GOOD IDEA. YOU OFFERED TO NAME THEM ALTHOUGH BEFORE THEY ARE NAMED I

SUPPORT THAT IDEA. NAME THEM. >> IT'S A NINE MEMBER BODY REGARDLESS. IF YOU DIDN'T CHOOSE THE INCUMBENTS YOU WOULD HAVE TO HAVE NINE PLUS A COUPLE OF ALTERNATES OFF THE GRAND JURY LIST.

IF YOU DO THE OTHER ROUTE THE NINE WOULD CONSIST OF SHERIFF TAX ASSESS SOR COLLECTOR, COUNTY TREASURER, COUNTY CLERK, DISTRICT CLERK AND THEN THE CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY.

SO THAT EQUALS, SIX. YOU WOULD HAVE THREE PUBLIC MEMBERS AND THEN AS MANY ALTERNATES AS YOU THINK YOU MIGHT NEED. I WOULD SUGGEST AT LEAST TWO OR THREE ALTERNATES BECAUSE IF ONE OR MORE OF THOSE LISTED INCUMBENTS HAPPENS TO BE THE PERSON GRIEVING THEY NEED REKUZED FROM HEARING THEIR OWN CASE AND HAVE MB STEP THAT THEIR

PLACE. >> CAN WE HAVE A MOTION TO SAY THE NINE PLUS THREE

ALTERNATES. >> SIX PLUS THREE. >> MAYBE A COUPLE OF ALTERNATES. HOW MANY NAMES DID WE BRING TODAY?

I WOULD SUGGEST YOU PULL OUT AND READ 20 NAMES. >> PROBABLY.

>> 20 OR 30. >> 25 NAMES. WILL YOU READ THE 25 NAMES IN

ORDER, PLEASE. >>>YOU HAVE TO DRAW. >>>ALSO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE

COMMITTEE YOU DON'T VOTE. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. JUST KIDDING.

OKAY. >>>I'LL PASS THEM TO YOU AND YOU READ THEM.

(READING NAMES) >>>MOTION TO PUT THOSE NAMES IN.

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THAT'S PART OF OUR MOTION. WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND. IF YOU WILL PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

[39. Discussion and possible action to award RFP 2020-P14 CDBG Mitigation Funding to Langford Community Management Services, LLC and authorize staff and General Counsel to negotiate a contract.]

>>>39. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO AWARD RFP2020-P14CBDG LITIGATION AND FUNDING TO LANGFORD COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT SERVICES LLC AND AUTHORIZE STAFF AND

GENERAL COUNCIL TO NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> MOTION AND SECOND. COMMISSIONER?

>> JUDGE, THIS WAS SCORED, I BELIEVE, TWO WEEKS AGO. THIS IS TO SELECT THE HIGHEST SCORING FIRM. I BELIEVE THERE WERE APPROXIMATELY, I WAS GOING TO SAY TEN. NINE FIRMS RESPONDED AND THIS FIRM SCORED THE HIGHEST OF THOSE

NINE. >> WONDERFUL. COMMISSIONERS ANY QUESTIONS?

NEGOTIATE WITH THIS FIRM AND IT WOULD COME BACK TO COURT. >> PERFECT.

CALL THE ROLL.

[40. Discussion and possible action to approve a Funding Agreement between Hays County and the City of Kyle regarding payment of the Tyler New World Maintenance Agreement for the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System in the new 911 co-located communications center.]

>>>40. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE A FUNDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND THE CITY OF KYLE REGARDING PAYMENT OF THE TYLER NEW WORLD MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT FOR THE COMPUTER ASSISTED DISPATCH SYSTEM IN THE NEW 9/11 COLOCATED

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER. >> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> COMMISSIONER? >> THANK YOU. THIS IS AN AGREEMENT THE CITY OF KYLE. THIS IS FOR THIS YEAR FOR THE EXPENSES OF BUILDING THE CAD SYSTEM. WE HAD ASKED THEM TO BUDGET FUNDS IN THEIR BUDGET FOR THIS YEAR LAST YEAR, WHICH I BELIEVE THEY DID. WE WILL NOW TAKE THIS TO THE CITY. WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF KYLE AND WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE CITY OF BUEDA SOON, WHICH IS AN AMENDMENT TO OUR ORIGINAL AGREEMENT.

WE FINE TUNED AS THE PROJECT MOVED ON. KYLE APPROVED THAT A FEW WEEKS AGO. WE ARE ALSO WORKING WITH TEXAS STATE TO INCLUDE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS FOR THEIR OFFICERS, AS WELL, THAT IS SOMETHING THEY WILL PROBABLY FOLLOW ALONG IN A BIT LATER. WE HOPE TO GET THE AGREEMENT FOR 2021 AND ON THROUGH THE CITY HERE IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. THIS AGREEMENT IS FOR THE WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE THIS YEAR TO

BUILD CAD, WHICH KYLE BENEFITS FROM. >> BEAUTIFUL.

COMMISSIONERS ANY QUESTIONS? >> I WOULD JUST ADD, JUDGE, THAT THE WAY IT'S CALCULATED IS IT'S IN 11% OF THE TOTAL COST CALCULATE BID THE TOTAL OF 911 EMERGENCY SERVICE

CALLS. >> I'LL ALSO NOTE THAT FY21 IS REFERENCED IN THE AGREEMENT SEVERAL TIMES AND IT SHOULD BE FY20. IT'S FOR THIS YEAR.

I WAS A LITTLE CONFUSED ON THAT. MY APOLOGIES BUT WE CHANGED IT. >> THANK YOU MR. KENNEDY.

PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

[41. Discussion and possible action to authorize the County Judge to execute a Termination of Access Restriction Agreement related to four parcels along FM110 in Precinct 1.]

>>>41. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO

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EXECUTE A TERMINATION OF ACCESS RESTRICTION AGREEMENT RELATED TO FOUR PARCELS ALONG FM110 IN

PRECINCT ONE. >> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> MOTION AND SECOND. COMMISSIONER? >> THANK YOU.

WHEN FM110 WAS FIRST DEVELOPED AND CONSTRUCTED FROM MCCARTY LANE OR RATTLER ROAD TO HIGHWAY 123 IT WAS DONE SO AS A LIMITED ACCESS ROADWAY, WHICH PROHIBITED ANY ACCESS FROM ANY OF THE PROPERTIES ONTO FM110. THIS ACTION WOULD TERMINATE THAT ACCESS RESTRICTION AND WOULD ALLOW PROPERTY OWNERS TO WORK WITH TXDOT ON POSSIBLE ACCESS TO FM110 ON THAT SECTION OF

ROADWAY. >> WHY WAS IT ORIGINALLY CUT OFF?

>> I THINK TXDOT WANTED IT TO BE A THOROUGHFARE JUST TO MOVE TRAFFIC ALONG.

EVERYBODY AGREED THAT'S WHAT IT WAS FOR. NOW THE NEW SECTIONS OF THE SOUTH, WE CALL SOUTH MIDDLE AND NORTH SECTIONS DO HAVE ACCESS ONTO THIS ROADWAY.

BACK THEN THAT'S WHAT THEY WANTED. >> AND THAT ADDS VALUE TO

THE PROPERTY. MR. KENNEDY? >> I'LL NOTE WE ALSO HAD A LITTLE BIT OF A SPUR PLANNED THAT THESE LANDOWNERS, THIS LANDOWNER, WAS GOING TO BE ABLE TO UTILIZE FOR ACCESS AND NOW THAT WE'VE ELIMINATED THAT BECAUSE WE DETERMINED THAT SPUR IS NO LONGER NEEDED. THERE'S REALLY ONLY ONE OTHER OPTION FOR THE LANDOWNER TO HAVE

FOR ACCESS AND THAT IS TO GET DRIVEWAY UNITS IN ON 110. >> GOOD.

THAT'S GOOD SAVE. GOOD JOB. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

SHOULD WE GO BACK TO THE WORKSHOP? READY? OKAY. WE WILL GO BACK TO THE WORKSHOP NOW AND WRAP UP.

WHILE SHE POSITIONS HERSELF ON THAT PIECE EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS.

[EXECUTIVE SESSIONS]

>>>THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD THING TO TAKE THOSE UP. >> WE WANT TO DO THAT

BEFORE? >> DO THE EXECUTIVE REAL QUICK.

>> SURE.

>> WE'RE GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AND IF YOU'RE NOT TIED TO THEE AGENDA ITEMS PLEASE CLEAR THE COURTROOM.

>>>WE ARE BACK FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.

COMMISSIONER. >>>ALL MIKES ARE OFF. >>>WOULD YOU RESTATE YOUR MOTION. WE'RE GOING TO RESTATE THE MOTION.

>> OKAY. ITEM NUMBER 44. WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO

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AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY JUDGE TO EXERCISE A RIGHT OAF WAY AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAYS COUNTY AND THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS FM110 FOR THE AIRPORT AS IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

>> SECOND. >> MOTION AND SECOND. NO OTHER COMMENTS CALL THE ROLL.

>> DID YOU VOTE? >> YES. >> I DIDN'T HEAR IT.

SORRY. >> OKAY. JUDGE ON ITEM NUMBER 45.

I'D LIKE TO MAKES A MOTION TO DECLINE TO ACCEPT AN OFFER THAT HAYS COUNTY DONATE DRAINAGE'SMENTS TO BENEFIT THE PROPERTY ADJACENT TO THE FORMER CIVIC CENTER PROPERTY ON CLOVIS BARKER IN PRECINCT ONE. WE'RE JUST NOT INCLINED TO INCUM BER THE PROPERTY AT THIS TIME.

>> SECOND. >> MOTION AND SECOND. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

[43. 1:00 p.m. - Budget Workshop regarding the FY 2021 Hays County Budget. Possible action may follow. BECERRA (Part 2 of 2)]

PRINTED BASED ON PREVIOUS CONVERSATIONS WE GAVE THE AUDITORS OFFICE TIME TO UPDATE.

NOW WE ARE AT THAT POINT. VICKY WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE OVER?

>> I HANDED YOU A COUPLE OF DOCUMENTS. THE LARGER SPREAD SHEET TO GIVE YOU A RECAP OF THE FIVE YEAR HISTORY WITHIN THE GENERAL FUND. IT'S BROKEN DOWN BY FUNCTION SO YOU CAN SEE THE ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENTS, JUDICIAL AND SO ON.

YOU CAN GAUGE WHERE THE COUNTY HAS FUNDED BUDGETS OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

THAT PERCENT INCREASE AND THEN CURRENTLY WHAT THE CURRENT BUDGET IS VERSUS WHAT'S BEING RCOMMENDED AND WHAT YOU ALL WILL BE PRESENTED WITH MAKING CHANGES TO TODAY.

IT'S JUST FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES. JUST TO GUIDE YOU, IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT WHERE THE DEPARTMENTS BUDGETS HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST, WHERE THEY ARE AT NOW AND OVERALL WHAT THE CUTS WERE PERCENTAGE WISE THROUGHOUT ALL THE OFFICES.

HELP YOU ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE, AS WELL. >> LOVE THIS DOCUMENT.

THANK YOU. >> TO FINALIZE THE BUDGET WORKSHOP TODAY WE HAVE THE ITEM ON, WE WILL NEED TO MAKE ANY CHANGES THAT THE COURT WISHES TO MAKE TO THE JUDGE'S RECOMMENDED BUDGET. IT WILL BECOME THE COURTS BUDGET AND DO YOU NEED TO SET A TAX

RATE TODAY? >> AGENDA 42, YES. >> ONCE WE GO THROUGH THE LIST OF ITEMS. THE SECOND SPREAD SHEET I GAVE YOU HAS ALL OF THE REQUESTS THAT CAME IN IN THE LAST THREE WEEKS, BUDGET WORKSHOPS. THOSE ARE TOTALLED BY DEPARTMENT. ONCE WE GO THROUGH ALL OF THOSE AND YOU MAKE DECISIONS AND IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES THAT ANY OTHER COURT MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO ADD WE WILL IDENTIFY THE FUNDS, DETERMINE WHERE THE COURT, AS A WHOLE, WANTS TO SET THE TAX RATE.

MAKE ANY FINAL CHANGES. THIS WILL, THERE WAS A CHANGE IN THE LEGISLATION SO WE ARE ONLY REQUIRED TO HAVE ONE TAX RATE HEARING. RIGHT NOW WE ARE SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE NO NEW REVENUE RATE, THE OLD EFFECTIVE TAX RATE. WE, EVEN THOUGH THE TAX IS SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN THE CURRENT RATE WE WILL STILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE ONE TAX RATE PUBLIC HEARING. THAT WILL BE SCHEDULED. WE WILL NEED TO DO THAT AT THE END OF OUR NEXT ITEM THAT WILL ALSO, YOU'LL MAKE DECISIONS ON THE ELECTED OFFICIALS SALARY.

CURRENTLY THERE'S NOTHING IN THE BUDGET FOR THE ELECTED OFFICIALS.

SO THE ONLY INCREASE THAT WILL SHOW UP IN THE PUBLIC NOTICE WILL BE THE LONGEVITY FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE LONGEVITY PAYMENT WHICH IS IS $60 A YEAR.

ONCE THAT IS DETERMINED THAT NOTICE WILL GO IN THE PAPER THIS WEEKEND.

WE'LL HAVE TO SET OUR TAX RATE HEARING, BUDGET HEAR ANDING ONCE YOU SET THAT TAX RATE TODAY YOU

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CANNOT INCREASE THE TAX RATE BUT YOU CAN DECREASE THE TAX RATE PRIOR TO THE VOTE ON

SEPTEMBER 22ND. >> ALL RIGHT. >> WITH THAT BEING SAID THE SECOND SPREAD SHEET IS THE LIST OF ALL OF THE DEPARTMENTS THAT CAME IN.

THIS IS THE LIST THAT YOU ALL NEED TO MAKE DECISIONS ON IF YOU WANT TO FUND ANY OR A PORTION OF

THOSE REQUESTS. >>>VICKY, LAST WEEK WE APPROVED TO LOWER OUR

CONTRIBUTION TO THE TOURS. >> YES. THAT CONTRIBUTION RATE, IT

GENERATED 252,826 DOLLARS. >> 252 WHAT? >> 826.

>>>OKAY. >> SO AT THE END, I DON'T KNOW HOW THE COURT WANTS TO PROCEED WITH ALL THE REQUESTS, IF YOU WANT TO GO THROUGH THEM LINE BY LINE OR DEPARTMENT BY DEPARTMENT AND DETERMINE WHAT, IF ANYTHING, YOU WANT ADDED BACK IN.

I WILL NEED TO TRAP ALL THOSE CHANGES AND DETERMINE HOW, IF ANY OF THESE WILL BE FUNDED AND TAKE SOME TIME TO MAKE SURE WE'RE STILL BALANCED TO THE TAX RATE YOU WANT.

>> I THINK SO WE DON'T GET TOO FAR AHEAD. I WOULD LIKE TO GO LINE BY LINE SO YOU CAN KEEP UP WITH IT IT GOES. YOU HAVE TO DO IT LINE BY LINE

ANY WAY. YOU CAN'T DIGEST IT IN ONE LUMP. >> I DID TOTAL THEM BY DEPARTMENT. FOR INSTANCE, THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT REQUEST WAS FOR THE TWO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SANTARIANS, THE LEVEL ONES. ONE NEW GIS SPECIALIST, THE EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR THOSE POSITIONS. SHE REQUESTED A SALARY INCREASE TO MIDPOINT FOR HER ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AND TWO LEASED VEHICLES.

THAT TOTAL IS 216,095 DOLLARS. >>>AT THIS POINT IN TIME WE COULD CHOOSE TO GRAB THAT DEPARTMENT LINE BY LINE OR MAKE A MOTION IN WHATEVER WAY YOU FEEL COMMISSIONERS.

>> I THINK, IF YOU DON'T MIND JUDGE. >> YES, SIR.

>> RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A TAX RATE THAT IS PROPOSED AND IT'S BALANCED.

I DON'T KNOW THERE'S ANY REASON TO TALK ABOUT ANYTHING UNLESS WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT COMES OUT, WHAT INCREASES OR WHAT WE IS ADD ONTO THE TAX RATE.

FROM MY PERSPECTIVE THERE ARE A FEW THINGS I THINK WE HAVE TO DO.

WE KNOW NOW ABOUT THE TOURS SAVINGS. THERE'S OBVIOUSLY OTHER THINGS WE CAN POTENTIALLY CUT. THERE ARE SOME REVENUE CHANGES. I KNOW THE AUDITOR HAS.

SHE'S STILL FINE TUNING REVENUE PROJECTIONS SO THAT WOULD INCREASE.

WHATEVER ALL THOSE ARE I MET WITH THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE YESTERDAY TO SEE WHERE IT WAS.

IT'S NOTHING THAT'S GOING TO, OBVIOUSLY, TAKE CARE OF THE LIST THAT WE HAVE IN FRONT OF US.

I THOUGHT MAYBE WE SHOULD DISCUSS SOME OF OUR PRIORITIES INDIVIDUALLY AND THEN SEE WHERE

WE FIND A WAY TO EITHER ACCOMMODATE OR CHOOSE NOT TO. >> THAT'S GREAT POINT.

>> I APPRECIATE THE JUDGE'S BUDGET. WE'VE COMMENTED IT'S SMALL.

TIS IS ONE OF THOSE YEARS WE KNOW THERE'S SOME COSTS COMING OUR WAY FROM WHAT WE'VE DONE LAST YEAR AND MID YEAR. WE ALSO KNOW THERE'S SOME COMING OUR WAY WITH THE JAIL AND WITH SOME OTHER FACILITY, WHICH WE NEED TO PROPERLY MANAGE. I UNDERSTAND YOUR BUDGET AND YOUR PROCESS FOR THAT. IF I CAN START FROM PRIORITIES THAT I HAVE.

>> BEFORE YOU GO TOO FAR INTO IT, I WOULD LIKE TO SET A CLARIFICATION COMMENT.

IT'S IMPORTANT THAT IN THE REFERENCE OF PRIORITY SINCE WE'RE BUILDING OFF OF MY BUDGET I'D LIKE TO CLARIFY THAT, AND I AM VERY RECEPTIVE AND SENSITIVE TO CITIZEN COMMENTS.

THOSE ARE IMPORTANT TO ME. I WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE HAVE I EVER BEEN AGAINST, HERE IT IS BUDGET SEASON. A MORAL DOCUMENT.

LET YOUR BUDGET BE YOUR, I FORGOT THE QUOTE NOW. ANYWAY, BUT MY POINT HAS NEVER

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BEEN TO DEFUND THE POLICE IN ANY WAY. IT HAS ONLY BEEN TO DEFUND THE OUTSOURCING OF THE JAIL. IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE WITH THAT SOUND BYTE.

THE OUTSOURCING OF THE JAIL IS A PIECE I DELIBERATELY ZEROED OUT. I DIDN'T WANT TO INCREAE ANYTHING. BY GOAL HAS BEEN TO MAINTAIN. THAT HAS BEEN MY GOAL THROUGH THE DIRECTION THAT I PROVIDED. I FEEL BECAUSE WE SPENT SO MUCH MONEY WITH NEW JUDGE, WITH ALL THESE OTHER PIECES WE'VE DONE. WE'VE SPENT SO MUCH MONEY TO BRING THE JAIL POPULATION DOWN SO WE CAN MORE QUICKLY PROCESS THOSE IN THE JAIL. NOT YET FOUND GUILTY, ET CETERA, AND I'M NOT IN THE CAMP OF FREEING VIOLENT CRIMINALS OR ANY OF THOSE THINGS.

THAT'S NOT MY TONE OR EFFORT BUT EFFICIENTLY PROCESSING. SINCE WE'VE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON DIFFERENT PROGRAM AND DIFFERENT THINGS, TO ADDRESS THE JAIL POPULATION. MY GOAL WAS TO SIMPLY SAY, WE PUT THIS FORTH.

WE INVESTED IN THIS. WE VOTED AS A COURT. LET'S GET OUT OF IT WHAT WE HOPE TO GET OUT OF IT AND AS OUR SHERIFF ALREADY SAID, EVEN BRING DOWN TO EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND HE WOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH. MY THINKING IS I FEEL IT'S A PERSONAL CHALLENGE FOR US TO SAY WE CAN DO THIS. WE PUT A LOT OF GREAT PROGRAMS IN PLACE.

WE HAVE. IN THE PAST MONTHS WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF GOOD THINGS AND AS YOU PROBABLY GET THE JAIL REPORTS DAILY LIKE I DO. THE NUMBERS ARE GOING DOWN.

I MADE THAT REACH THROUGH OPTIMISM BUT NEVER TO BE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT INTO I'M NOT INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING VEHICLES THAT ARE NECESSARY AND THOSE OTHER PIECES.

I WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT IN REFERENCE TO SUPPORTING EFFORTS I WILL HAPPILY SUPPORT CONVERSATIONS AROUND WHAT I'VE JUST CLARIFIED BECAUSE AN UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE OF DIRECTION HAS BEEN A MISUNDERSTANDING. BUT MY GOAL HAS NEVER BEEN TO

NOT SUPPORT THE FRONT LINE. I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY. >> JUDGE, I WOULD JUST SAY THAT, AND THIS IS WHERE I THINK I HAVE AN ISSUE. WE'RE GOING TO TALK THROUGH THESE AND TALK ABOUT OUR PRIORITIES. I GUESS MY CONCERN IS THAT WE HAVE DONE ALL THIS. WE HAVE DONE ALL THOSE IMPROVEMENTS.

THE FULL TIME MAGISTRATEINGS AND THE PROGRAMS WE INSTITUTED. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY WORK BEFORE THEY GET TO THOSE SITUATIONS OR BEFORE THEY EVER GET TO THAT POSITION.

THERE'S ALSO AN UNDERSTANDING THAT IF OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT IS DOING A GOOD JOB WHEN THEY MAKE THAT INITIAL DETERMINATION THAT INITIAL INTERACTION WITH THAT PERSON WHO MAY END UP BEING AN INMATE. IF THEY ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING, WHICH I BELIEVE THEY ARE, THEY ARE NOT BRINGING PEOPLE INTO OUR JAIL THAT SHOULDN'T BE THERE.

SO AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN WE HAVE THAT POPULATION AND DON'T HAVE A PLACE TO PUT THEM, THAT'S WHERE THE PROBLEM ARISES. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT OUTSOURCING, SPECIFICALLY, AND WE TALK ABOUT THE NEW FACILITY, I THINK THAT ALL THOSE THINGS THAT WE NUT PLACE IS DOING A GOOD JOB OF MAKING THAT DETERMINATION. WHETHER THAT PERSON SHOULD BE THERE OR NOT BE THERE.

WE HAVE MULTIPLE STEPS IN THE PROCESS BEFORE THAT PERSON IS INCARCERATED PRETRIAL.

WE CAN CONTROL SOME OF THOSE AND I THINK THAT Y'ALL, I THINK CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM COMMISSION HAS DONE A GOOD JOB AT LOOKING AT DIFFERENT ONGSS TO ADDRESS THAT.

AS A GROWING COUNTY WE HAVE MORE PEOPLE WE HAVE TO MAKE THAT DETERMINATION FOR.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE MORE THAT ARE GOING TO BE INCARCERATED BY SIMPLY POPULATION.

SO THAT'S THE REASON I DO HAVE A REAL CONCERN OVER THE OUTSOURCING AND I DO HAVE A CONCERN OVER THE FULL FUNDING OF THE JAIL. I'M SORRY I INTERRUPTED YOU.

>> THAT'S OKAY. ALSO ON THAT PIECE OF FUNDING, THE JAIL, I HAD NO INTENTIONS AND I DON'T CARE TO NOT FULLY SUPPORT A FULLY OPERATING NEW JAIL.

COME ON. WE'RE PAYING A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS.

THE LAST THING WE SHOULD DO IS NOT FUND IT. I WANT O SUPPORT EVERYTHING WE NEED TO FULLY STAFF THE JAIL, ALSO. THAT'S BEEN MY INTENT.

THERE'S A GREAT CLARIFICATION POINT AND HERE'S MY OPPORTUNITY TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT YET AGAIN. THE THINGS THAT I'M AFTER ARE NOT ALLOWING, BECAUSE I'M OF SMALLER GOVERNMENT. I'M WORKING HARD TO SAY OKAY. WE SPENT MONEY FOR ALL THESE JUDGES AND DIDN'T COMPONENT, NEW POSITIONS. I JUST WANT THE COMMUNITY GOAT THEIR MONEY'S WORTH FIRST. THEN SECOND WHEN I MADE LAST YEARS BUDGET I THINK IT WAS

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CARS FOR THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. MY LAST YEARS BUDGET FOR THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WAS 40 CARS.

I EVEN WROTE IN RECOMMENDATION 40 NEW CARS FOR THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE CLEARLY MARKED CARS.

MY GOAL WAS TO MAKE SURE IT WENT TO FRONT LINE SO WE DIDN'T HAVE A SPOUSE SAYING MY HUSBAND HAS 160 THOUSAND MILES I KNOW HE'S NOT, I DID DO THE RESEARCH, I KNOW HE'S NOT A PATROLMAN.

SO THE URGENCY FOR NEWER CAR IS ACCORDING AND I'M NOT GOING TO SECOND GUESS THE WAY HE WAS ALLOCATED A CAR. MY PUSH HAS BEEN TO SUPPORT THE FRONT LINE AND NOT THE TOP BRASS BECAUSE CAN YOU TELL ME, FOR EXAMPLE, WHAT CAR SHERIFF DAVENPORT DRIVES?

>> LET ME CLARIFY THERE WERE 20 PATROL CARS. >> 20 PATROL CARS.

>> A HANDFUL OF UNMARKED CARS. >> MY ORIGINAL BID SUPPORTED DOZENS OF POLICE CARS FOR THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SPECIFICALLY FOR PATROLLING AND TRAFFIC. IT'S HEARTBREAKING FOR ME TO HERE WE HAVE TH