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YOU'RE WATCHING THE MEETING OF THE DALLAS CITY COUNCIL WITH MAYOR ERIC L.

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JOHNSON. MAYOR PRO TEM CAROLYN KING ARNOLD DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM OMAR NARVAEZ.

COUNCIL MEMBERS.

CHAD WEST.

JESSE MORENO.

CASEY THOMAS, THE SECOND.

JAIME RESENDEZ.

ADAM BAZALDUA.

PARNELL. ATKINS.

PAULA BLACKMON.

ADAM MCGOUGH. JAYNIE SCHULTZ.

CARA MENDELSOHN J.

DANIEL WILLIS.

PAUL RIDLEY AND CITY MANAGER T.C.

BROADNAX, CITY SECRETARY BILLY RAY JOHNSON, AND INTERIM CITY ATTORNEY TAMMY PALOMINO.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT.

[Call to Order]

GOOD MORNING. WE HAVE A QUORUM.

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2023.

THE TIME IS 9:22 A.M.

AND I NOW CALL THIS MEETING OF THE DALLAS CITY COUNCIL TO ORDER.

AT THIS TIME, I'D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE MY GOOD FRIEND, CHAPLAIN RAYFORD BUTLER, WHO WORKS WITH THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT, WHO'S GOING TO PROVIDE OUR INVOCATION FOR TODAY.

GOOD MORNING. LET US PRAY.

FATHER GOD, WE COME TODAY THANKING YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO STAND UP HERE.

WE ALL WAS BLESSED THIS MORNING TO GET UP OUT OF OUR OWN BEDS AND MAKE A JOURNEY HERE TO BE A PART OF THIS GREAT ASSEMBLY.

WE HOLD YOU TO YOUR PROMISE AND WE PROMISE TO DO WHAT YOU SAY.

YOU SAID IF WE TRUST IN ALL AND YOU AND ALL THY WAYS, YOU WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE US AND DIRECT OUR PATH.

HELP US, LORD, TO BE OBEDIENT TO YOUR WILL.

HELP US TO KNOW THAT YOUR WILL MUST BE DONE.

IN JESUS NAME.

AMEN. AMEN.

ALL RIGHT. IF EVERYONE WOULD PLEASE RISE FOR OUR PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES, FLAG FIRST AND THEN THE TEXAS FLAG.

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 THEE.

TEXAS. ONE STATE UNDER GOD, ONE AND INDIVISIBLE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, EVERYONE.

YOU MAY BE SEATED.

WE HAVE SO MUCH WORK TO DO TODAY.

I'M GOING TO TRY TO GET THROUGH THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS VERY QUICKLY SO WE CAN GET RIGHT TO IT.

FIRST SINCE WE HAVE SO MANY AUDIENCE MEMBERS I KNOW WHO ARE INTERESTED IN AGENDA ITEMS 70 AND 71 PERTAINING TO SHORT TERM RENTALS.

I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY, TAMMY PALOMINO HERE HAS ADVISED ME THAT ITEM 70 MUST BE HEARD AFTER PUBLIC HEARING.

NUMBER TWO, WHICH IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO TAKE PLACE AFTER 1 P.M.

THEREFORE, ITEM 70 WILL BE HEARD AFTER 1 P.M.

TODAY, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEARING.

NUMBER TWO. AND WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ALL THE SPEAKERS ON ITEM 70 AT THAT TIME.

ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL, I WANT TO SAY THAT WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU TAKING YOUR TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULES TO BE HERE AND TO MAKE YOUR OPINIONS KNOWN AND THAT YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE YOUR COMMENTS, BUT IT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO OCCUR BY LAW UNTIL AFTER 1 P.M.

THIS AFTERNOON WHEN WE TAKE UP THE COUNCIL AGENDA ITEMS PERTAINING TO SHORT TERM RENTALS.

ALSO, WE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERING ITEM 71.

AND SO AT THIS TIME I WANT I'VE A PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY.

WHAT'S YOUR INTENTION FOR THE NUMBER OF MINUTES YOU'LL ALLOW EACH SPEAKER FOR THAT? I USUALLY TALK TO THE CITY SECRETARY ABOUT THAT TO FIND OUT EXACTLY THE EXACT NUMBER AND KIND OF DO THE MATH OF HOW MUCH TIME IT WILL EXTEND THE THE MEETING.

WE USUALLY JUST IT'S A KIND OF A MATHEMATICAL THING.

SO WE'LL I'LL TALK TO HER AND WE'LL FIGURE IT OUT.

BUT WE'LL JUST WE'D LIKE TO REFINE THEIR COMMENTS IF IT'S 1 OR 2 MINUTES AS OPPOSED TO THE TYPICAL THREE, IF THEY COULD BE PREPARED, THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. SO I'LL SEE WHAT I CAN DO TO FIND OUT THE NUMBER, BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE SIGNED UP.

AND THAT'S A GOOD POINT.

SO WE'LL FIGURE THAT OUT AND KIND OF MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THAT.

SO AT THIS TIME, I'M GOING TO RECOGNIZE OUR MAYOR PRO TEM, CAROLYN KING ARNOLD, FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT.

THANK YOU. EXCUSE ME.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE TODAY THAT WE ACKNOWLEDGE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS SERVED THE CITY OF DALLAS SPECIFICALLY CAME HERE TO SERVE DALLAS, BUT ALSO WAS ASSIGNED TO SOUTHERN SECTOR COVERAGE.

THAT INDIVIDUAL COULDN'T BE WITH US THIS MORNING.

BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT MR. DEMOND FERNANDEZ, WHO IS A REPORTER FOR CHANNEL EIGHT, BEEN WITH US FOR ALMOST A DECADE, ACTUALLY CAME TO US FROM OFF THE EAST

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COAST FROM BALTIMORE AND HAS SERVED WELL IN TERMS OF COVERING THE INEQUITIES THAT PRETTY MUCH STILL WILL PROBABLY EXIST AFTER HE LEAVES.

AND HOPEFULLY HE'LL WE'LL DEAL WITH THAT.

BUT WE DID RECOGNIZE HIM BECAUSE HE IS A CONSTITUENT IN DISTRICT FOUR.

WE RECOGNIZED HIM A FEW YEARS AGO FOR DOING MORE IN DISTRICT FOUR AND HIS COVERAGE.

SO AS WE LOOK AT SOME OF HIS WORK AND I'M SURE THEY'LL BE FLASHING UP, I UNDERSTAND.

I THINK HE'LL BE ON TONIGHT AS ANCHOR.

I BELIEVE FRIDAY IS HIS LAST DAY.

HE'LL BE GOING TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN, AND WE WILL BE LOSING GREAT TALENT.

BUT ALL THE WORK THAT HE'S DONE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE STORIES ABOUT THE BOTTOMS, THE INEQUITIES WITH APARTMENTS, QUALITY OF LIFE, LIVING IN THE SOUTHERN SECTOR, ALSO ONE OF THE PROBABLY THE HIGHER LEVEL INTERVIEW WAS WITH COMMISSIONER JOHN WILEY PRICE, WHICH MOST FOLKS DON'T HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO SIT DOWN AND DO. BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE TODAY THAT I ACKNOWLEDGED HIM AS HIS COUNCIL MEMBER, BUT ALSO AS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF HIS COVERAGE.

AND I THINK DALLAS IS LOSING GREAT TALENT TODAY.

AND DETROIT, MICHIGAN IS PICKING UP AN ACE.

REPORTER SO COUNCIL MEMBERS, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE IF YOU HAVE ANY ASSOCIATION WITH HIM OR AFFILIATION, SEND HIM A SHOUT OUT FACEBOOK.

BUT MAYOR, I WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE KNOWS THAT WE SUPPORT HIM AND APPRECIATE THE WORK AND THE STRENGTH THAT IT TOOK TO BE ABLE TO COVER STORIES THAT MANY TIMES WERE PUSHED UNDER THE RUG.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

AND THANK YOU, DAMON FERNANDEZ, I KNOW THAT YOU'RE LISTENING.

THANK YOU. NO, THANK YOU.

THAT'S GOOD. OKAY.

AT THAT, I THINK, MADAM SECRETARY, WE'RE READY FOR OUR OPEN MICROPHONE SPEAKERS.

[OPEN MICROPHONE ]

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR, AND GOOD MORNING.

THE DALLAS CITY COUNCIL WILL NOW HEAR ITS WELL.

THE DALLAS CITY COUNCIL ONLY HAS FOUR REGISTERED SPEAKERS.

I'LL RECITE THE SPEAKER GUIDELINES.

SPEAKERS MUST OBSERVE THE SAME RULES OF PROPRIETY, DECORUM AND GOOD CONDUCT APPLICABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.

ANY SPEAKER MAKING PERSONAL, IMPERTINENT, PROFANE OR SLANDEROUS REMARKS, OR WHO BECOMES BOISTEROUS WHILE ADDRESSING THE CITY COUNCIL WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE ROOM FOR THOSE IN-PERSON SPEAKERS.

ALL SPEAKERS THIS MORNING ARE IN PERSON.

YOU NOTICE THE TIME ON THE MONITOR? EACH SPEAKER WILL BE GIVEN THREE MINUTES WHEN YOUR TIME IS UP.

PLEASE STOP. ALSO, DURING YOUR PUBLIC COMMENTS, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO REFER TO A CITY COUNCIL MEMBER BY NAME.

ADDRESS YOUR COMMENTS TO MAYOR JOHNSON ONLY YOUR FIRST SPEAKER, WILLIAM HOPKINS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

MAYOR JOHNSON, WHAT THEY HANDED OUT AGAIN, I'VE BEEN I'VE BEEN HANDED THIS PIECE OF PAPER OUT FOR 20 OVER 20 YEARS.

THIS IS A.

THIS IS THE LAWSUIT WHERE THE CITY OF DALLAS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS SUED THE IRS LADY PLANT.

THE FIRST SHEET IS WHERE THE CITY OF DALLAS NOTIFYING THE PEOPLE THAT THE CITY OF DALLAS WASN'T INVOLVED IN THE LAWSUIT.

IT DIDN'T HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

IT WAS BETWEEN SOME ATTORNEYS IN THE IN THE RESIDENTS OF WEST DALLAS.

AND THEN THE ON THE NEXT PAGE IS IS.

WHAT? THE CITY OF DALLAS SUED OUR LEAD PLANT.

THEY'VE BEEN LYING TO THE PEOPLE, LETTING THE PEOPLE DIE, GETTING PAID BY RUSSELL BIRD, FRED BYRON AND BIRD LAW FIRM.

RON KIRK TOOK OBAMA TO RUSSELL BIRD FOR A FUNDRAISER.

HE GOT MONEY.

LAURA MILLER HUSBAND WORKED FOR THE FRED.

BYRON BIRD LAW FIRM THAT GOT THE MONEY FROM THE CITY SOME KIND OF WAY.

JOHN WILEY PRICE GIVE OUT THE MONEY THAT THE CITY SUED FOR.

THIS IS THIS IS THIS IS WHAT'S SO CRAZY.

IT'S SO CORRUPT AND CROOKED.

I WENT TO THE FBI AND TOLD THE FBI IN THE WEST END.

JAMES ADAMS AND MICHAEL LEWIS OF THE FBI.

I SAID CLINTON.

I MEAN, FRED BARON AND BUDD IS PLAYING CLINTON AND CLINTON HAS DONE HIRE AT JAYNIE SAGINAW OVER THE HEAD OF THE EPA.

SO I TOLD THE FBI, IT'S CROOKED AND IT'S CORRUPT, AND I NEED Y'ALL TO INVESTIGATE THIS.

HOW IS THIS HAPPENING? SO THE FBI TELL JAYNIE SAGINAW WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION I HAD.

AND SO SHE WENT HOME TO BE WITH HER FAMILY, JAYNIE SAGINAW.

SHE WAS THE HEAD OF THE EPA HIRED BY CLINTON.

CROOKED. IT WAS CROOKED.

THEY GOT TRUMP, BUT THEY WON'T SAY NOTHING ABOUT CLINTON.

RON KIRK TOOK BARACK OBAMA TO RUSSELL BIRD FOR A FUNDRAISER.

HOW RON KIRK SHOWS YOU HOW TO GET MONEY FROM RUSSELL BURNHAM AND A FUNDRAISER WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

I KNOW HE DIDN'T SHOW TO YOU ABOUT THE RON KIRK GOT THE AMERICAN OUTLINE FOR THE WHITE PEOPLE AND HE GOT A TRUST FUND.

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HIM AND HIS WIFE GOT A LITTLE SOME KIND OF LITTLE FUN.

HE SHOWED YOU HOW TO DO THAT? HE YOU GOT THE AMERICAN AIRLINES.

NOW YOU GOT THE CONVENTION CENTER.

HE SHOWS YOU HOW TO DO THAT.

HE GET PAID.

HE TAKE OBAMA TO FRED BARON THEM AND GET SOME MONEY.

SO HE GOING TO SHOW YOU HOW TO GO TO RUSSELL BURNHAM AND GET SOME MONEY.

LET THE PEOPLE DIE IN WEST DALLAS.

DON'T NOBODY SAY NOTHING.

I WONDER HOW MANY COUNCIL MEMBERS GETTING PAID BY RUSSELL BUDD, LISA BLUE OR FRED BARON AND BUDD LAW FIRM? NOT TO SAY NOTHING.

LET THE PEOPLE DIE IN WEST DALLAS.

LET THE WHITE PEOPLE COME IN, BUY UP ALL OF THE LAND WITH THIS WEST DALLAS THEY GOT SOME KIND OF TRUST FUND FOR WEST DALLAS WHERE THE WHITE PEOPLE COME IN AND BUY UP ALL OF THE LAND AFTER THE BLACKS DIE FROM THE LEAD, THE CITY LIE AND SAY, Y'ALL DON'T HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

THE NEXT SHEET IS WHAT A CITY SUED AND EVERYBODY GET PAID BY FRED BARON AND BYRD LAW FIRM TO LET THE BLACKS DIE IN WEST DALLAS.

AND I'LL SEE Y'ALL NEXT MONTH.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. YOU'RE WELCOME.

ROY LEE.

ROY LEE IS NOT PRESENT.

ROBERT OBERHOFF.

YEAH. OH, I'M ON HOUSTON, SO I DIDN'T VOTE.

YEAH, I'LL VOTE FOR F ONE HERE.

NASCAR ROAD TRACK AND BRIDGE GOT.

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT. IT'S HOT.

I JUST SAY HI I JUST CAME BACK SO I THOMPSON THIS I THINK I'M ON HERE BACK ANYTHING ELSE I'LL ROLL CALL SO THANKS SO MUCH EVEN.

THANK YOU. DIANA THOMAS.

DIANA THOMAS IS NOT PRESENT.

THIS CONCLUDES YOUR MICROPHONE SPEAKERS FOR THIS MEETING, MR. MAYOR. THANK YOU, MADAM SECRETARY.

AGENDA WISE, I WANTED TO ASK IF WE COULD TAKE UP THE FIRST ITEM ON THE VOTING AGENDA, WHICH IS APPROVING OUR MINUTES TO GET THAT TAKEN CARE OF AND THEN ADOPT OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

VERY QUICKLY.

AND THEN AFTER THAT, TAKE UP ITEM 60 ONE, BECAUSE I SEE OUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE, BENTON JONES, IS HERE AND I WANT HIM TO BE ABLE TO GET BACK TO WORK.

SO I WANT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THAT UP.

SO HE I BELIEVE HE'S SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THAT ITEM AND THEN GO TO THE TO THE PULLED ITEMS AND GO ON FROM AS NORMAL FROM THERE.

SO JUST WANT TO GIVE EVERYBODY A HEADS UP OF WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO THIS MORNING.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. YOUR FIRST VOTING ITEM AGENDA ITEM ONE IS APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE MAY 24TH, 2023 CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

[1. 23-1394 Approval of Minutes of the May 24, 2023 City Council Meeting]

IT'S BEEN MOVED IN SECOND. IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE. ALL IN FAVOR.

SAY AYE. ANY OPPOSED? EYES HAVE IT. NEXT ITEM, MR.

[CONSENT AGENDA]

MAYOR, BEFORE WE GO TO YOUR CONSENT AGENDA, YOU DO HAVE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP ON TO CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS. YOUR FIRST SPEAKER.

EACH SPEAKER WILL BE GIVEN THREE MINUTES.

YOUR FIRST SPEAKER WILL BE SPEAKING ON CONSENT.

AGENDA ITEM 37 LAKEISHA GERTLER.

GOOD MORNING, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL.

MAYOR. MY NAME IS LAKEISHA GIRDER AND I AM A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT 14 AND I SPECIFICALLY LIVE IN THE DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD.

I AM I BASICALLY LIVE, WORK AND PLAY IN DALLAS.

I MOVED TO DALLAS THREE YEARS AGO FROM WHITING, INDIANA, BECAUSE OF BETTER WEATHER, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND QUALITY OF LIFE.

I ALSO WORKED FOR THE CITY OF DALLAS FROM JUNE 2020 UNTIL NOVEMBER 2021.

I HAVE INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CODE.

AS A FORMER PLANNER THAT REPORTED TO THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION ON OVER 70 CASES.

I AM SPEAKING TODAY BECAUSE I HAVE GRAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY BEING ALLOCATED TO ITEM NUMBER 37 AS IT RELATES TO THE ZONING CODE REWRITE IN THE AMOUNT OF APPROXIMATELY $2 MILLION AND MY PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE.

THIS IS NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO UNDERTAKE A MAJOR REWRITE OF THE CODE THAT IS 35 YEARS OLD AND WILL REQUIRE INTEGRATION OF CHAPTERS 5151, A 1100 PDS VARIOUS SUB DISTRICTS AND PROVIDE NEW AND UPDATED CODES THAT ALLOW FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY OF DALLAS.

THIS CODE REWRITE WILL ALSO HAVE TO BE TIED TO THE CURRENT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ALSO KNOWN AS FOUR DALLAS TO STRENGTHEN ENFORCEMENT OF THE TWO

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LARGEST MECHANISMS THE CITY HAS REGARDING LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT WITHIN ITS BORDERS.

TO MY KNOWLEDGE, NO COST COMPARISON HAS BEEN PROVIDED FROM OTHER MAJOR CITIES THAT HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS PROCESS IN THE PAST TEN YEARS, OR REASONABLE INFORMATION, WHICH IS REASONABLE INFORMATION TO ASK FOR WHEN MAKING A MAJOR DECISION LIKE THIS.

ALSO, THE CURRENT AMOUNT WILL RESULT IN CHANGE ORDERS AND INCREASE COSTS OVER THE LIFE OF THIS PROJECT.

CODE REVISIONS TYPICALLY TAKE 3 TO 5 YEARS AND BASED ON THE COMPLEXITIES OF DALLAS CODE, THIS REVISION, ACTUAL CALLS CAN COST ANYWHERE BETWEEN 10 TO 25 MILLION.

I ASK THE COUNCIL PRESS THE PROPOSED CONSULTANT ON THE REAL COST OF THE ZONING CODE REVISION OF THIS MAGNITUDE WITHOUT THE BUDGET FIGURES THAT HAVE CURRENTLY BEEN ALLOCATED TO THIS PROJECT, I RESPECTFULLY ASK THE COUNCIL TO REQUEST FURTHER INFORMATION IN COMPARISON TO THE MOST POPULATED 15 TO 20 CITIES IN THE NATION TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THE BEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE COST OF THIS ZONING CODE REWRITE.

URBAN PLANNERS ARE ALSO ALWAYS ASKED TO CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES LONG TERM OR SHORT TERM OF THEIR DECISIONS.

AND I RESPECTFULLY ASK THE COUNCIL THIS MORNING TO DO THE SAME.

I ASK THE COUNCIL TO TAKE THE TIME AND ALLOCATE THE PROPER RESOURCES TO ENSURE THAT DALLAS HAS A ZONING CODE THAT HELPS IT REACH ITS POTENTIAL OF BEING A WORLD CLASS CITY SO IT CAN LIVE UP TO THE CITY'S RACIAL EQUITY PLAN, CREATE AND MAINTAIN AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACROSS ALL RACES AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUSES, AND CREATE MEASURES TO ADDRESS AND ENFORCE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE WITHIN ITS AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND HISPANIC COMMUNITIES.

I ALSO ASK THE COUNCIL TO REMEMBER THAT ALTHOUGH A CONSULTANT WILL BE HIRED TO HANDLE THIS WORK, VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND STAFF, ALONG WITH MEMBERS OF CPC. THAT'S YOUR TIME.

COUNCIL THANK YOU.

CAN I FINISH MY LAST? I'M SORRY, MA'AM.

OKAY. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

YOUR NEXT SPEAKER WILL BE SPEAKING ON CONSENT AGENDA ITEM 56, YOUR FIRST SPEAKER, LINDA NEWLAND.

THIS IS COMING NOW THAT I'M NOT EVEN HERE.

WE'LL FIX IT. DON'T WORRY.

YOU'RE FINE. THE.

GOOD DAY.

OH, GOOD DAY, MAYOR.

MY NAME IS LINDA NEWLAND.

I LIVE IN DISTRICT SEVEN, AND I WANT TO KNOW WHY ARE Y'ALL HAVING BILLS UNPAID THAT YOU'RE HAVING TO DO THIS OUT ON 56 FOR? THAT'S A LITTLE BIT CRAZY SIDE.

OKAY. SO IT'S JUST ATROCIOUS THAT Y'ALL STILL WANT TO PURCHASE WHAT Y'ALL CALL FLUORIDE, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY FORENSIC ACID, A BYPRODUCT OF THE FERTILIZER OR ALUMINUM INDUSTRY, WHICH IS A POISON AND THEN PLACE IT IN OUR WATER.

I CERTAINLY DID NOT KNOW I GOT IT.

I CERTAINLY DID NOT GIVE CONSENT.

Y'ALL ARE JUST WAY OUT OF LINE AND WHAT Y'ALL ARE ALLOWING, WE DALLAS CITIZENS DO NOT WANT THAT POISON ADDED TO OUR WATER ANYMORE.

PLEASE DO NOT WASTE THE CITIZENS MONEY ON THAT TOXIN ANYMORE.

ON WEDNESDAY, THE 7TH OF JUNE, Y'ALL WERE GIVEN A HANDOUT THAT LOOKED LIKE THIS, AND Y'ALL WERE ALSO GIVEN TWO FREE TICKETS TO ATTEND THE DOCUMENTARY.

NO ONE APPEARED.

SO. TO WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY FLUORIDE POISON ON TAP.

IF Y'ALL HAD COME TO WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY, Y'ALL WOULD SAY NO TO ANY WHAT Y'ALL CALL FLUORIDE.

BUT IT'S ACTUALLY FLUOROACETIC ACID, A BYPRODUCT OF THE FERTILIZER ALUMINUM INDUSTRY.

SO WHAT'S UP? ARE YOU ALL SIGNED UP FOR AGENDA 2030, WHICH STATES BASICALLY FLUORIDE IN MORE

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WATER. IF SO, SO SAD FOR THE CITIZENS OF DALLAS.

INTERPRETATION OF ALL OF THIS.

Y'ALL ARE SPENDING CITIZENS TAX DOLLARS TO POISON US.

STOP. STOP ADDING.

THAT FLUORIDE.

OF WHICH IS NOT REALLY FLUORIDE.

PLEASE STOP.

WE'RE GETTING TIRED OF IT.

IT IS HARMING OUR BODIES.

JUST TAKE THIS BOOK.

IT HAS ALL KINDS.

IT LIST ALL KINDS OF BAD THINGS HAPPENING TO OUR BODY.

THAT'S YOUR TIME. THANK YOU, REGINA AND BAZALDUA.

GOOD MORNING. I'M REGINA IMBURGIA IN THE 14TH DISTRICT, AND I ENCOURAGE THE COUNCIL TO VOTE TO TABLE ITEM 15 OR STRAIGHT OUT VOTE NO. ITEM 56 IS FOR PAYING AN OUTSTANDING INVOICE TO SOLVAY FLUORIDES LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $105,000,699.60.

WHERE IS THE INVOICE? WHEN AND HOW MUCH FLUORIDE WAS DELIVERED? THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING INVOICE FOR SOLVAY.

ITEM NUMBER 29 ON SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2022 AUTHORIZED A TWO YEAR MASTER AGREEMENT WITH UNIVAR SOLUTIONS USA INC FOR THE FLUORIDE IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,325,000.

ON SEPTEMBER 14TH, ITEM NUMBER 29, THERE WAS A MOTION TO DIVIDE THE QUESTION IN TWO PARTS THE ALLOCATION FOR THE WATER CLEANSING CHEMICALS AND A VOTE FOR THE FLUORIDE FROM UNIVAR FROM UNIVAR SOLUTIONS FOR MEDICATING THE PUBLIC THROUGH THE TAP WATER PROPER. CITY COUNCIL PROCEDURE WAS NOT FOLLOWED THAT DAY AND THE MOTION DID NOT PASS.

ITEM NUMBER 29 WAS THEN RAILROADED BY YOU, MAYOR, IN 11 SECONDS AND PASSED 12 TO 3.

THIS IS ALL DOCUMENTED ON OUR WEBSITE, DALLAS FOR SAFER WATER.

THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE AND DALLAS WATER UTILITY.

HAS AN AGENDA. SORRY, HAS AN AGENDA TO CONTINUE THE WATER FLUORIDATION.

THIS IS EVIDENT BY GROUPING CLEANSING CHEMICALS WITH THE MEDICATING CHEMICALS.

THIS PUTS THE COUNCIL IN A DIFFICULT POSITION.

WHY DO THEY DO THAT? REQUESTING FUNDS FOR FLUORIDE HAS BEEN A SEPARATE REQUEST FOR OVER 50 YEARS.

THE DALLAS WATER UTILITY AND CITY MANAGER SENDS OUT MEMORANDUMS WITH ERRORS AND NOT COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FLUORIDATION PROGRAM. ITEM NUMBER 56 IS FOR, QUOTE, THE UNINTERRUPTED PROVISION OF GOODS NEEDED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH AND SAFETY, UNQUOTE.

WHERE IS THERE PROOF THAT FLUORIDE PRODUCTS PROTECT HEALTH OR SAFETY? TO TO TO MAKE THIS AN EMERGENCY RATIFICATION WITHOUT JUSTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTATION IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULD TABLE OR JUST VOTE NO.

THEY'VE BEEN RAILROADING FOR A WHILE.

THEY WANT TO KEEP FLUORIDATION.

FLUORIDATION IS UNSAFE.

IT'S INEFFECTIVE AND IT SHOULD STOP.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

WE'LL NOW MOVE TO YOUR CONSENT AGENDA.

YOUR CONSENT AGENDA CONSISTED OF ITEMS TWO THROUGH 56 JAYNIE.

ITEM 13 WAS CORRECTED.

AGENDA ITEM 14 WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER.

MCGOUGH AND COUNCIL MEMBER.

MENDELSOHN. AGENDA ITEM 17 WAS CORRECTED.

AGENDA ITEM 25 WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN.

AGENDA ITEM 26 WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN AND MAYOR PRO TEM ARNOLD.

AGENDA ITEM 27 WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN.

AGENDA ITEM 28 WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER.

MENDELSOHN. AGENDA ITEM 29 WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER.

MENDELSOHN. AGENDA ITEM 30 WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER.

MENDELSOHN. AGENDA ITEM 33 WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER.

MENDELSOHN AND AGENDA ITEM 34 WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER.

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MENDELSOHN. AGENDA ITEM 47 WAS CORRECTED.

THEREFORE, YOUR CONSENT AGENDA CONSISTS OF ITEMS TWO THROUGH 13, 15 THROUGH 24, 31, 32 AND 35 THROUGH 56.

MOTION TO APPROVE. I HEARD A MOTION FOR APPROVAL AND A SECOND.

MR. WEST, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? JUST QUICKLY, MAYOR. THANK YOU.

YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. ITEM NUMBER.

SO SOMETIMES ON THESE CONSENT, REALLY AMAZING THINGS, WE KIND OF JUST GLOSS OVER.

AND I DIDN'T WANT TO MISS THIS TODAY.

ITEM NUMBER TWO IS AN INCREASE IN THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR PERSONS WHO ARE DISABLED OR 65 OR OLDER.

WE'RE MOVING IT UP FROM 115,500 TO 139,400, BEGINNING WITH THE 2023 TAX YEAR TO HELP OUR SENIORS AND OUR DISABLED NEIGHBORS STAY IN THEIR HOMES.

VERY HAPPY TO DO THAT, AS I'M SURE MY COLLEAGUES ARE, TOO.

ITEM 13 IS A REALLY GREAT CONTRACTUAL PROGRAM WE'RE DOING WITH THE UNITED WAY.

ONE OF OUR FANTASTIC PARTNERS FOR IT IS THE IT'S $500,000 TO BASICALLY LEVERAGE THAT WITH PRIVATE SECTOR MONEY FROM DEVELOPERS, BANKS AND FOUNDATIONS TO SUPPORT A PROGRAM CALLED THE EMERGING DEVELOPERS INITIATIVE, WHICH IS GOING TO HELP NONPROFIT DEVELOPERS GET STARTED AND GO OUT AND HELP THEM AND DO CAPACITY BUILDING TO HELP US WITH OUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEEDS, SOMETHING WE DESPERATELY NEED IN THE CITY. I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

AND THEN WE DID HAVE A SPEAKER, AND I WANT TO THANK HER FOR COMING UP TO TALK ABOUT THIS HUGE ITEM, NUMBER 37, WHICH IS OUR CODE REFORM CONSULTANT CONTRACT. I DO AGREE WITH THE SPEAKER THAT I THINK IT'S WE'RE UNDER BUDGETING FOR THIS.

I THINK IT'S GOING TO COST A LOT MORE.

BUT I DON'T WANT TO GLOSS OVER HOW INCREDIBLE THIS IS.

EVER SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE SINCE ON CPC WITH WITH MR. RIDLEY AND MISS SCHULTZ, WE'VE BEEN ASKING FOR CODE REFORM.

OUR CODE CRIPPLES US IN DEVELOPMENT.

IT CRIPPLES US IN BUILDING HOUSING BECAUSE IT IS SO COMPLICATED, IT IS SO OLD, AND WE JUST KEEP ADDING TO IT.

AND I WANT TO COMMEND THE CITY MANAGEMENT AND PARTICULARLY JULIA RYAN AND HER TEAM FOR PUSHING FOR THIS.

THIS IS GOING TO BE A GAME CHANGER.

IT'S GOING TO TAKE FOREVER, I'M SURE, LIKE 5 TO 10 YEARS, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE A GAME CHANGER WHEN WE FINALLY GET IT DONE.

AND IT'S A GREAT ITEM AND WE NEED TO KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT.

I'D LOVE TO SEE THIS COME TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

MR. CHAIR. CHAIRMAN ATKINS, WHEN? WHEN WE'RE WHEN APPROPRIATE.

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN THOMAS, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I WANT TO SPEAK ON ITEM 53.

THIS IS ABOUT FIVE MINUTES FROM MY HOUSE.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A PARK.

MY NEIGHBORS ARE VERY, VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.

I WANT TO THANK TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND.

I TELL YOU, I'M GOING OUT WITH A BANG TODAY.

THE BIG CEDAR WILDERNESS WILL BE A 282 ACRE NEW PARK IN DISTRICT THREE.

IT WILL BE THE LARGEST ACQUISITION OF PARKLAND FOR DALLAS IN DECADES.

THE PROPERTY SITS ON THE ESCARPMENT AND HAS COMMANDING VIEWS OVER SOUTHWEST DALLAS AND JOE POOL LAKE.

IT IS HOME TO A VARIETY OF HILLS, CLIFFS AND PRISTINE HABITAT, INCLUDING OVER 50,000 TREES AS WELL AS VARIOUS MEANDERING CREEKS AND TRIBUTARIES. THE PROPERTY'S NATURAL FEATURES PROVIDE VITAL HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE, INCLUDING THE ENDANGERED GOLDEN CHEEKED WARBLER BIRD. FOR DECADES, MOUNTAIN BIKERS, HIKERS, BIRD WATCHERS AND FAITH GROUPS HAVE USED THE PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTY FOR RECREATION AND RESPITE.

MT. CREEK CHURCH DALLAS OFF ROAD, BICYCLE, BICYCLE ASSOCIATION AND THE COMMUNITY HAVE STEWARDED THE PROPERTY DURING THIS TIME.

WITH HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS CONTRIBUTING THOUSANDS OF HOURS EACH YEAR TO CLEAN UP TRASH, BUILD TRAILS TO EXPLORE THE PROPERTY AND KEEP IT BEAUTIFUL.

THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN PRIVATELY OWNED, BUT THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF THE LAND OWNER BRAD PHILLIPS AND HIS COMPANY LIBERTY BANKERS INSURANCE GROUP PARTNERSHIP WITH TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND AND SUPPORT FROM THE CITY'S REFORESTATION FUND.

THE PROPERTY WILL BE PRESERVED AS A NATURAL AREA AND PUBLIC PARK.

BY APPROVING THE ACQUISITION OF THE PROPERTY, DALLAS CITY COUNCIL IS ENSURING THAT THIS PRISTINE NATURAL AREA AND RECREATIONAL ASSET WILL STAY OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

THE PROPERTY IS ESTIMATED TO BE WORTH OVER $17 MILLION AND THE CITY IS ACQUIRING IT FOR A FRACTION OF THAT COST.

A HUGE WIN FOR DALLAS AND FOR THE PARK DEPARTMENT.

ONCE THE ACQUISITION IS COMPLETE, TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND IS COMMITTED TO CONTINUING TO COLLABORATE WITH THE PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS TO ENHANCE THE EXISTING AMENITIES AND PLAN FOR GREATER EASE OF ACCESS BECAUSE OF THE PROPERTY SIZE, ROLLING HILLS AND NATURAL FEATURES AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A SIGNATURE

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GREEN SPACE FOR DALLAS THAT WILL ATTRACT VISITORS FROM ACROSS THE STATE.

THE PROJECT IS TRULY A ONCE IN A GENERATION OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND THE PARK SYSTEM AND ONE OF THE CITY'S MOST BEAUTIFUL AREAS.

CREATE A SIGNATURE RECREATIONAL AMENITY FOR THE WHOLE CITY, MAKE MAJOR PROGRESS TOWARD THE CITY CAP GOALS AND BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU TO BRAD PHILLIPS AND LIBERTY BANKERS INSURANCE GROUP TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND, MOUNTAIN CREEK CHURCH, DALLAS OFF-ROAD BICYCLE ASSOCIATION, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE COMMUNITY FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND PARTNERSHIP TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

AND IT'S A GIFT TO THE NEIGHBORS OF THE MOUNTAIN CREEK AREA.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

THANK YOU. CHAIRMAN ATKINS, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I JUST WANT TO THANK THE STAFF AND THANK THE CITY COUNCIL.

FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS, WE HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO INCREASE THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR DISABLED ABILITY AND FOR 65 YEARS AND OLDER. THEY DESERVE IT.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO INCREASE BY 23,000.

I KNOW THE PROPERTY VALUE IS GOING UP AND THEY NEED EVERYTHING THEY CAN HELP, ESPECIALLY THE SENIORS.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY YEAR THAT WE CONTINUE TO INCREASE THIS HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX.

I HOPE THE STATE FOLLOW OUR MOTION TODAY AND FOLLOW US.

THANK YOU. CHAIRWOMAN SCHULTZ, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I WANT TO ECHO THE SENTIMENTS ABOUT ITEM TWO AND ALSO ON 53, I WANT TO PARTICULARLY CALL OUT THE IDEA OF ANY ADDITIONAL PARKLAND ACQUISITION AS OUR MAYOR IS WORKING ON AND THIS HUGE, HUGE WIN.

AND I WANT TO PARTICULARLY THANK THE FOLKS FROM THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND.

YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING PARTNERS AND I HOPE WE CAN FIND A LOT MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO ADD SIGNIFICANT PARCELS TO OUR CITY.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST THE CONSENT AGENDA? SEEING NONE.

ALL IN FAVOR.

SAY AYE. ANY OPPOSED? THE AYES HAVE IT. THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ADOPTED.

GREAT JOB, EVERYONE.

ALL RIGHT, SO NEXT ITEM.

[61. 23-1466 A resolution amending Resolution No. 21-0777 to direct the City Manager to fly the Juneteenth Flag on the flagpole at City Hall (1500 Marilla) and other City operated facilities in place of the City of Dallas Official Flag from June 16 to June 19, 2023 and annually thereafter on June 19, to celebrate Juneteenth Month - Financing: No cost consideration to the City]

MADAM SECRETARY.

THANK YOU, MR.. B ITEM 61.

AGENDA ITEM 61 IS A RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NUMBER 20 1-0777 TO DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO FLY THE JUNETEENTH FLAG ON THE FLAGPOLE AT CITY HALL.

1500 MARILLA AND OTHER CITY OPERATED FACILITIES IN PLACE OF THE CITY OF DALLAS OFFICIAL FLAG FROM JUNE 16TH TO JUNE 19TH, 2023 AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER ON JUNE 19TH TO CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH MONTH.

YOU DO HAVE SIX INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM.

EACH SPEAKER WILL BE GIVEN THREE MINUTES.

THE FIRST SPEAKER, RITA BOWERS.

RHETTA. BOWERS.

MM. I'LL COME BACK.

JUDITH TINKLE.

IS VIRTUAL.

MS.. GOOD MORNING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MAYOR JOHNSON.

AND TO THE CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS JUDITH SCHENKEL AND I SERVE AS THE DISTRICT DIRECTOR FOR CONGRESSMAN COLIN ALLRED, REPRESENTING TEXAS'S 32ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.

THANK YOU TO THE COUNCIL AND THE CITY OF DALLAS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HONOR THE CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH TODAY AND MOVING FORWARD AS WELL.

THE CONGRESSMAN IS IN WASHINGTON THIS WEEK.

OTHERWISE HE WOULD HAVE LOVED TO BE HERE IN PERSON.

WHILE JUNETEENTH HAS LONG BEEN A TEXAS HOLIDAY, CONGRESSMAN ALLRED WAS PROUD TO CO-SPONSOR THE EFFORT AND LEGISLATION TO ENSHRINE IT AS A FEDERAL HOLIDAY IN 2021, A MEASURE THAT PASSED WITH OVERWHELMING BIPARTISAN SUPPORT.

JUNETEENTH COMMEMORATES JUNE 19TH, 1865, WHEN UNION SOLDIERS ARRIVED IN GALVESTON TO DELIVER THE NEWS THAT ENSLAVED WORKERS WERE DECLARED FREE. MORE THAN TWO YEARS PRIOR, OFFICIALLY ENDING SLAVERY.

THE OVERWHELMING SUPPORT IN CONGRESS FOR THE CREATION OF A FEDERAL HOLIDAY AND THE RECOGNITION BY LEADERS ACROSS TEXAS ARE A REFLECTION OF THE IMPORTANT WORK WE'VE DONE AS A NATION TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND LEARN FROM OUR HISTORY AND RECOGNIZE THE WORK WE CONTINUE TO DO TODAY TO MAKE SURE THE FREEDOMS OF THIS COUNTRY ARE EXTENDED TO ALL ITS CITIZENS. IN AMERICA.

OUR FOUNDING DOCUMENTS COMMITTED US TO PURSUE EQUALITY FOR ALL.

CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH IS ANOTHER STEP ON THE PATH TOWARD TOGETHER, TOWARDS A MORE PERFECT UNION FREE FROM BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT JOINS IN THE EFFORT TO ENSURE THAT EVERY AMERICAN CAN SEEK OUT THEIR VERSION OF THE AMERICAN DREAM.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

BENTON JONES, JR.

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I HAVE TO POINT OUT, I HAVE TO DO IT.

HE REPRESENTS THE GREATEST LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT IN THE ENTIRE STATE OF TEXAS.

IT'S THE GREATEST ONE OF THEM ALL.

GO AHEAD, REPRESENTATIVE.

YOUR MICROPHONE.

IT'S A BUTTON. IT'S NOT LIKE THE HOUSE FLOOR, BUT YOU GOT TO PUSH YOUR OWN BUTTON, YOU KNOW? HEY, I GOT TO GET USED TO IT.

ALL RIGHT. GOOD MORNING, MAYOR JOHNSON AND MEMBERS OF THE DALLAS CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS VENTON JONES AND I HAVE THE HONOR AND PRIVILEGE OF SERVING AS A STATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 100 IN THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

I COME BEFORE YOU TODAY TO ASK FOR THE CITY COUNCIL'S SUPPORT AND VOTE TO FLY THE JUNETEENTH FLAG FROM JUNE THE 16TH TO JUNE THE 19TH AT THE CITY HALL OF THE GREATEST CITY IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

DALLAS, TEXAS.

JUNETEENTH MARKS THE DAY WHERE WHEN TWO AND A HALF YEARS AFTER THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION WAS SIGNED, THE EMANCIPATION REACHED AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY, ENSLAVED PEOPLE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

IT STANDS FOR A POWERFUL REMINDER OF THE RESILIENCE AND DETERMINATION OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT OVER OPPRESSION.

BY RAISING THE JUNETEENTH FLAG, WE HONOR THE STRUGGLES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM AND EQUITY, WHILE ALSO ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE IS STILL AN ONGOING ONE.

THE ACT OF RAISING THE JUNETEENTH FLAG IS MORE THAN JUST A SYMBOLIC GESTURE.

IT IS A CALL TO ACTION.

IT CALLS ON US TO REFLECT ON OUR HISTORY, ACKNOWLEDGING ITS PAINFUL CHAPTERS, AND WORKING TO COLLECTIVELY CREATE A MORE JUST AND EQUITABLE FUTURE FOR ALL.

RAISING THIS FLAG STRENGTHENS THE BONDS THAT HOLDS US TOGETHER.

AS A COMMUNITY.

WE FOSTER UNDERSTANDING, EMPATHY AND RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER.

WE CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR DIALOG, EDUCATION AND GROWTH.

LET US USE THIS MOMENT TO CELEBRATE OUR PROGRESS WHILE ALSO ACKNOWLEDGING, AGAIN, THE HARD WORK THAT IS STILL REMAINING AHEAD OF US IN THE FIGHT FOR EQUITY.

BY RAISING THE JUNETEENTH FLAG, WE SEND A POWERFUL MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY AND UNITY.

WE DEMONSTRATE OUR COMMITMENT TO DISMANTLING SYSTEMIC INEQUALITIES THAT CELEBRATE THAT.

THAT CREATES DIVIDES AND ALSO FOSTERS AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERYONE CAN LIVE WITH DIGNITY AND PRIDE.

SO WITH THAT, AGAIN, I ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR YOUR VOTE TO BE ABLE TO SUPPLY THIS VERY IMPORTANT FLAG.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE'S CONSIDERATION OF THIS VERY IMPORTANT MATTER.

THANK YOU. SANDRA CRENSHAW.

AS MR. ATKINS, THE GREATEST DISTRICT IN THE CITY OF DALLAS.

YOU READY? I DIDN'T MEAN TO START ANYTHING.

I WOULD LIKE TO READ FROM YOU A QUOTE THAT APPEARED IN THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS JUNE 20TH, 1889.

IT'S CALLED THE DAY OF EMANCIPATION.

FOR COLORED PEOPLE.

IN TEXAS GENERALLY CELEBRATE THIS WITH SPEECHES AND PARADES AND PLENTY OF SOMETHING GOOD TO EAT, OF COURSE.

AND IT'S A HAPPY DAY.

WITH A DAY.

THAT IS AND OUGHT TO BE CONSIDERED HOLY.

EMANCIPATION DAY WAS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLICAL EXODUS WHEN MOSES TOLD THE HEBREWS THAT THEY WERE FREE FROM BONDAGE BY THE GRACE OF GOD, AND THAT THAT DAY SHALL BE CELEBRATED FOREVER WITH A FOOD FESTIVAL.

THE HEBREWS WERE STRANGERS IN EGYPT, AND OFTENTIMES PEOPLE TREAT STRANGERS AS PEOPLE WITH RACISM AND STEREOTYPING.

IT HAS BECOME CUSTOM ON JUNETEENTH TO INVITE STRANGERS INTO YOUR HOME.

AS THE 19TH OF JUNE COMMITTEE HAS INVITED THE CITY COUNCIL TO WELCOME THE GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF THIS OF BOOKER T WASHINGTON INTO THIS CITY.

THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE ADDED TEN COMMANDMENTS TO SAY THAT WE SHOULD TREAT OTHERS AS THOUGH WE WANT TO BE TREATED.

AND TO THAT END, WHEN INVITED, THE INVITEES SHOULD RSVP OR SEND REGRETS.

BEING THAT THIS BLACKS HAVE CELEBRATED JUNETEENTH, MANY PEOPLE WERE BEATEN SEVERELY FOR CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH AS IT WAS CONCEIVED AS THE DATE THAT THE SOUTH WAS DEFEATED.

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NOT BUT THEY CELEBRATED IF THEY HAD TO GO OUT OF TOWN TO CELEBRATE.

THEY BOUGHT LAND TO CELEBRATE.

THEY PICKETED THE STATE FAIR TO CELEBRATE.

THEY BUILT BUILDINGS TO CELEBRATE.

PARKS TO CELEBRATE.

THOUGHT THAT THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION TO CELEBRATE.

AND SO I HOPE IT'S RECOGNIZED THAT WE DON'T DEPEND ON THE GOVERNMENT TO CELEBRATE.

TODAY, THE CITY OF DALLAS WILL VOTE ON THE JUNETEENTH FLAG TO FLY ABOVE THE HALLOWED HALLS OF GOVERNMENT.

TODAY IS A HISTORICAL DAY AND A HISTORY MAKERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT HISTORY WILL BE RECORDED TODAY.

AND I AM A RECORDER OF HISTORY.

THANK YOU, RED BOWERS.

GOOD MORNING. AND THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

IT'S SO GOOD TO BE HERE IN DALLAS WITH YOU AND SEE EVERYONE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME AND THANK YOU FOR OFFERING ME AND GIVING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE AND SPEAK TO YOU.

I'M STATE REPRESENTATIVE RHETTA ANDREWS BOWERS AND I REPRESENT HOUSE DISTRICT 113 HERE IN DALLAS COUNTY.

AND I'M HERE TODAY TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THE RESOLUTION TO FLY THE JUNETEENTH FLAG AT CITY HALL PLAZA.

FOR SOME AMERICANS.

I KNOW YOU'VE HEARD FROM OTHERS TODAY, BUT JUNETEENTH IS A NEW HOLIDAY THAT THEY ONLY BEGAN TO LEARN ABOUT AS IT GAINED NATIONAL ATTENTION.

FOR ME, THAT IS DIFFERENT.

I GREW UP CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH, TRAVELED FROM HOUSTON, TEXAS, MY HOME TO TO EAST TEXAS TO TEXAS AND COMANCHE CROSSING TO CELEBRATE WITH FAMILY AND HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING PROBABLY SINCE I WAS A PRE TEENAGER.

BUT IN TEXAS, WE KNOW THAT, AS YOU'VE HEARD, MANY COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH.

AND YOU'VE HEARD ALREADY THAT IT'S SOMETIMES CALLED EMANCIPATION DAY, FREEDOM DAY OR BLACK INDEPENDENCE DAY.

SINCE THE ACTUAL EMANCIPATION OF TEXAS SLAVES TOOK PLACE BACK IN 1865.

ONE THING THAT I HAVE BEEN PARTICULARLY PROUD OF AS AN ELECTED LEADER IS HOW MANY FIRSTS I'VE GOTTEN TO SEE AND TO PARTICIPATE IN SINCE SERVING IN PUBLIC OFFICE.

IN MY OWN DISTRICT IN HOUSE DISTRICT 113.

I HAVE TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT BACK IN 21, WHEN WE CAME HOME FROM SESSION ABOUT THIS TIME, I SPOKE TO ROWLETT CITY COUNCIL ABOUT LIGHTING THE WATER TOWER.

YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THAT IN THE NEWS.

AND IT GIVES ME GREAT PRIDE TO STAND HERE TO TALK WITH YOU ABOUT RAISING AND THE COMPROMISE YOU'VE COME UP WITH ABOUT RAISING THE FLAG.

THE HOLIDAY GIVES US A CHANCE TO REFLECT ON AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE, CONSIDER THE PROGRESS WE'VE MADE AND THE STRUGGLES WE'VE OVERCOME. IT ALSO ALLOWS US TO TAKE A MOMENT TO REAFFIRM OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY AND CIVIL RIGHTS, SOMETHING I TRULY LOVE ABOUT DALLAS. SINCE I AM A NATIVE HOUSTONIAN, IT'S A LITTLE BIT HARD TO SAY THAT, BUT I DO LOVE DALLAS IS THAT WE ARE COMMITTED TO CELEBRATING AND RECOGNIZING EVERYONE.

DEI IS NOT JUST A BUZZWORD HERE.

OUR COMMUNITY GENUINELY STRIVES FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.

AND AS WE SPEAK, THE PRIDE FLAG FLIES OVER CITY HALL, RECOGNIZING THIS MONTH OF JUNE AS PRIDE MONTH.

AND I WAS HAPPY TO COME OUT, COME DOWN TO CITY HALL AND CELEBRATE IN CITY HALL PLAZA ON JUNE 1ST WITH MANY PEOPLE ASSEMBLED HERE. AND NOW YOU AS A COUNCIL.

MAY I FINISH? OKAY.

THANK YOU. WE'VE GOT IT HANDLED.

IT'S OKAY. SORRY ABOUT THAT.

REPRESENTATIVE BOWERS. GO AHEAD AND BRING YOUR REMARKS TO A CONCLUSION, PLEASE.

AND NOW THE CITY COUNCIL HAS A FANTASTIC RESOLUTION IN FRONT OF YOU.

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AND TO FLY THE FLAG FROM JUNE 16TH TO THE 19TH TO RECOGNIZE JUNETEENTH, AFTER WHICH THE PRIDE FLAG WILL BE RETURNED TO FLY FOR THE REMAINDER OF JUNE, I COMMEND YOU FOR CREATING A COMPROMISE THAT ALLOWS MULTIPLE POPULATIONS TO FEEL HONORED AND SEEN EVEN IN THEIR CELEBRATIONS OVERLAP. IT SHOWS A GENUINE COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION AND CREATES A MORE WELCOMING PLACE FOR OUR NEIGHBORS TO CALL HOME.

AND I THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY AGAIN TO SPEAK WITH YOU TODAY, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CELEBRATING AND RAISING THE FLAG WITH YOU AS WELL.

THANK YOU FOR EXTENDING MY TIME.

THANK YOU, PATTY.

PATTY FINK, WE DON'T ALLOW OUTBURSTS HERE AT THE CITY HALL.

GUYS, I'M SORRY.

GOOD TO SEE YOU ALL REPRESENTATIVES.

THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING DOWN TODAY.

GO AHEAD, MADAM SECRETARY.

PATTY FINK IS VIRTUAL.

YES. GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

UM, MY NAME IS PATTY.

I'M SORRY, MAY, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR VIDEO IS DISPLAYING.

WE CAN HEAR YOU. HOWEVER, WE.

WE CANNOT SEE YOU. OH, OKAY.

OKAY. CAN YOU SEE ME? CAN CONTINUE SPEAKING.

I THINK YOUR VIDEO WILL DISPLAY.

OKAY. MY NAME IS PATTY FINK AND I LIVE IN COUNCIL DISTRICT NINE.

I HAVE A HORRIBLE ECHO.

I APOLOGIZE. OKAY, YOUR VIDEO IS PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR VIDEO IS TURNED ON.

IT'S NOT DISPLAYING.

SORRY. OH.

CAN YOU SEE IT? YES, WE CAN SEE YOU IN HERE.

YOU MAY CONTINUE.

MY NAME IS PATTY FINK AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT NINE WITH MY WIFE OF 22 YEARS, ERIN MOORE.

I'M A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE MAYOR'S LGBT TASK FORCE, BEGINNING WITH ITS FORMATION IN 2009 AND SERVE AS ITS POLICY CHAIR.

AND IT IS IN THAT CAPACITY AS WELL AS PERSONALLY, THAT I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY URGE YOU TO PASS THE JUNETEENTH FLAG RESOLUTION ON YOUR AGENDA TODAY. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME WE, AS THE CITY OF DALLAS UNFURLED AN ENORMOUS PRIDE FLAG IN THE LOBBY DOWNSTAIRS.

I WELLED UP WITH TEARS OF JOY, OF DELIGHT, AND, YES, OF PRIDE.

THE SIMPLE YET OFFICIAL GESTURE LEFT ME FEELING A REAL AND MEANINGFUL EMBRACE OF INCLUSION AND BELONGING THAT I'D NEVER KNOWN BEFORE IN MY CITY, FROM MY CITY AND BY MY CITY.

AND I FEEL THAT EMBRACE EVERY TIME WE RAISE THAT FLAG NOW ON THAT MAGNIFICENT PLAZA EACH JUNE.

WE ARE ONE COMMUNITY IN DALLAS.

WE ARE TIED TOGETHER AND INVESTED IN EACH OTHER.

AND INDEED, MANY BLACK MEMBERS OF THE DALLAS COMMUNITY ALSO HAPPEN TO BE LGBTQ.

AND OUR COLLECTIVE TAPESTRY OF COMMUNITY IS RICH WITH HISTORY, CULTURE, COLOR AND FAITH, WHERE HARD LINES THAT MIGHT DIVIDE ACTUALLY BLUR AND BLEND TOGETHER.

I'M DELIGHTED THAT WE AS A CITY CELEBRATE PRIDE AND JUNETEENTH IN THE MONTH OF JUNE.

IT'S PAST TIME TO CENTER THIS HISTORIC CELEBRATION THAT BEGAN IN TEXAS IN 1865 AND IS NOW CELEBRATED ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

OUR CITY OBSERVES AND HONORS JUNETEENTH NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY AS AN IMPORTANT PAUSE IN CITY GOVERNMENT THAT INSPIRES ALL OF US TO COME TOGETHER IN REVERENCE AND IN FESTIVE CELEBRATION AND IN UNITY AND EQUALITY.

RAISING THE JUNETEENTH FLAG AT DALLAS CITY HALL WOULD BE A SIMPLE YET OFFICIAL GESTURE, WITH THE AWESOME CAPACITY TO BE POWERFUL AND EMPOWERING.

EVERYONE, YOUNG AND OLD SHOULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THAT AWESOME FLOOD OF JOY AND THAT POWERFUL EMBRACE OF INCLUSION AND BELONGING IN FROM AND BY OUR CITY THIS YEAR AND EVERY YEAR.

PLEASE PASS THIS RESOLUTION TODAY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

BENNIE BRUCE WALKER.

YOUR MICROPHONE.

PUSH THAT BUTTON. IT'S A BUTTON ON YOUR MICROPHONE.

IT'S A I'M SORRY.

MY NAME IS BENNY BRUCE WALKER, AND I'M FROM THE 10TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT.

AND I COME HERE TODAY TO REPRESENT MY FAMILY THAT'S COMING OUT OF 10TH STREET AND TO PRESENT THE JUNETEENTH OF OF

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JUNETEENTH. THIS IS THE MONTH OF JUNETEENTH AND ALSO FATHER'S DAY.

THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THE FLAG THAT WE'RE ABOUT TO HANG.

AND I JUST LIKE TO KNOW IF WE CAN GET ANOTHER FLAG TO REPRESENT OUR HISTORY AS THE RED, BLACK AND GREEN FLAG.

SO WE'LL BE WORKING ON THAT PROJECT MAYBE WITHIN A YEAR OR TWO.

SO WHAT THIS FLAG REPRESENT IS TAKING OVER WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY ESTABLISHED IN SO MANY YEARS.

SO IF THIS FLAG COULD BE HUNG JUST LIKE.

THE OTHER FLAGS TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW.

IN JUNE WE HAVE FATHER'S DAY.

WE GOT JUNETEENTH AND WE GOT.

THE DAY OF GAY PRIDE FLAG TO HANG IN FRONT OF THE CITY.

SO IF WE CAN IN THE 10TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT TO GET A FLAG TO REPRESENT SOMEWHERE MAYBE AT ELOISE LUNDY RECREATION CENTER TO HANG AS WELL, TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW THAT IN DALLAS THAT WE ARE REPRESENTING THE WHOLE WORLD FOR JUNETEENTH.

THE WHOLE WORLD OF JUNETEENTH FOR WHAT'S GOING ON IN THIS COURT.

I MEAN, WHAT'S GOING ON IN THIS COUNCIL ROOM HERE TODAY? SO THE CHANGE IS GOING TO COME.

I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO TAKE, BUT FOR MY MOTHER AND FATHER THAT CAME OUT OF 10TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT AND THE THINGS THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON IN 10TH STREET, HISTORIC DISTRICT, WHERE THE BOTTOM HAS BECOME THE BOTTOM, WHERE 10TH STREET HAS BECOME 10TH STREET.

AND WE DON'T HAVE NO REPRESENTATION OF ANYTHING BEING DONE.

WE GOT TO PARK DECK COMING IN AND THEY HAVE NOT TOUCHED ANY KIND OF WORK IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE LAST YOUNG LADY THAT PASSED AWAY OF THAT I KNOW OF MRS EVERETT.

SHE WAS THE LAST MOTHER ON LEAD STREET.

SHE WAS THE LAST MOTHER IN THAT PART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

NOW THE KIDS ARE THERE AND WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO TO SAY THAT WE HAVE A HISTORICAL DISTRICT.

AND WE STARTED OUT FIRST BEFORE THE BOTTOM.

GET THERE UPLIFTED.

SO Y'ALL HAVE TAKEN WHAT WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR YEARS AND PUSHED IT TO THE SIDE.

AND DO AS YOU PLEASE.

THE WORLD IS WATCHING, BUT WE DO NEED A RED, GREEN AND BLACK GOLD FLAG AS WELL TO HANG LIKE YOU GOT IN THE STREETS.

BLACK LIVES DO MATTER.

AND I HAVE A HORSE HERE.

I'D LIKE TO GIVE IT TO THE MAYOR.

THIS IS THE HORSE THAT WE DO A LITTLE PROJECT AS FAR AS HISTORY IN DALLAS FOR THE PEGASUS.

THIS IS FOR YOU, MAYOR.

AND WE LOST OUR HORSE, SO I HOPE WE CAN FIND IT.

ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. PEACE AND LOVE TO EVERYONE.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. THESE ARE YOUR SPEAKERS FOR THIS ITEM.

WONDERFUL. IS THERE A MOTION ITEM? 60 ONE? MOVE FOR APPROVAL.

SECOND. BEEN MOVED IN SECOND.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM.

YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

I'M SORRY, MAYOR PRO TEM.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

JUST THANKING AND NOT GOING TO BELABOR THE POINT, BUT THIS WILL BE, I BELIEVE, THE FIRST TIME THAT WE HAVE FLOWN THE FLAG ON THE PLAZA.

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC KNOW THAT THEY ARE INVITED TO A PROGRAM ON FRIDAY WITH THE FLAG RAISING CEREMONY.

AND IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO NOTE THE HISTORY.

EVEN THOUGH WE'LL HAVE A CELEBRATION ON FRIDAY, WE'LL HAVE THE FLAG MASTER WILL BE MISTER GREG ELLIS, AND WE SELECTED GREG ELLIS BECAUSE OF HIS ADVOCACY FOR JUNETEENTH. HE SPENT TIME ALSO WRITING A PLAY TO EDUCATE INDIVIDUALS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH.

AND SO WE'RE HONORED TO HAVE MISTER GREG ELLIS.

AND MOST OF YOU KNOW HE'S A FORMER DALLAS COWBOY WHO KIND OF DIRECTED HIS TALENTS OFF THE FIELD TO THE DESKTOP OF WRITING THIS PLAY.

SO WE'RE HAPPY TO HAVE HIM HERE.

BUT I THINK WE ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT WHEN YOU GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE HISTORY AND FOLKS WONDER WHY WE CELEBRATE IN TEXAS AND WE DIDN'T CELEBRATE ANYWHERE ELSE, YOU KNOW, THAT'S SOME GOOD HISTORY FOR YOU TO GO BACK ON.

BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HISTORY AND FIND OUT THAT THE COMMUNICATION WAS LACKING FROM THE TIME THAT PRESIDENT LINCOLN PENNED THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION AND BY THE TIME WE RECEIVED ALMOST SOME TWO YEARS LATER, IS WHAT THE HISTORY SAYS HERE IN TEXAS, THAT WE WERE FREE AND WE THERE WAS A LAG.

AND OF COURSE, THERE ARE STILL SOME DISCOMBOBULATION ABOUT WHAT THE STATUS WAS.

BUT THAT'S WHAT BEING PUT ON PAPER IN TEXAS, EVEN THOUGH WE WERE CELEBRATING, YOU ALSO HAD WORK, HARD WORK AND LEGISLATION THAT WAS FINALLY APPROVED WITH THE WORK OF AL EDWARDS OUT OF HOUSTON BACK IN 19 AND 80 WHEN IT WAS FINALLY PENNED.

BUT IF YOU LOOK AT SOME OF HIS STATEMENTS, IT WAS A HARD FIGHT BECAUSE WE COULD SUPPORT THE CONFEDERACY CELEBRATION DAYS, BUT WE COULDN'T DO JUNETEENTH.

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AND SO HE PUSHED AND PUSHED.

AND IF YOU, AS I SAID, GO BACK AND LOOK AT YOUR HISTORY.

IT WAS NOT EASY. BUT FINALLY WITH THE GOVERNOR CLEMENTS, I BELIEVE AT THAT TIME SUPPORTING JUNETEENTH IN TEXAS AS A STATE HOLIDAY.

AND SO NOW WE FAST FORWARD AND WE GET TO THE POINT WHERE IT WAS MORE ADVOCACY.

WE FINALLY GET PRESIDENT BIDEN, WHO SUPPORTS AND THAT'S BECAUSE OF ADVOCACY OF ESTABLISHING JUNETEENTH AS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY. SO I'VE KIND OF FAST FORWARDED THROUGH THE HISTORY, BUT JUST KNOW IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A STRUGGLE.

THE STRUGGLE DOES CONTINUE AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT IN ORDER FOR FOLKS TO REALLY BE FREE AND REALLY BE FREE IN TERMS OF EVERY ACCESS ASPECT AND WE CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH THAT, EVEN IN IN THE CITY OF DALLAS AS WE TALK ABOUT EQUITY AND INCLUSION BEING FREE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE THINGS THAT OTHERS HAVE AND THEY TAKE PRETTY MUCH FOR GRANTED.

SO I DID WANT TO MAKE SURE I PUT MY $0.02 IN THIS MORNING COUNCIL MEMBERS ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT DAY.

AND IT'S BEYOND JUST EATING WATERMELON AND BARBECUING.

THERE'S A HISTORY HERE AND I'M SO THANKFUL TO THAT.

GREG ELLIS CONTINUES TO PUSH THAT OUT.

HE WAS WILLING TO PUT HIS MONEY BEHIND HIS STORY AS WELL.

SO WE'LL BE WE WOULD RECOGNIZE THAT.

SO I'M EXTREMELY EXCITED.

BUT LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I WANT TO DEFINITELY TAKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO THANK STAFF FOR MOVING EXPEDITIOUSLY TO GET THIS BEFORE THE COUNCIL, TO GET THE PROGRAM IN PLACE.

AND I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH.

THE STAFF, MISTER BROADNAX, YOUR STAFF GENESIS, I KNOW YOU HAD TO TOWN TO TAKE THE LEAD ON IT, BUT WE THANK YOU FOR DOING WHAT YOU HAD TO DO.

AND THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE HERE TODAY WHO ARE HEARING THE WORDS AND YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR WORDS FROM OTHERS ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT DATE, PLEASE UNDERSTAND, IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT SEPARATES US.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BRING US TOGETHER SO WE CAN BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE CULTURES THAT WE HAVE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND HOW WE CAN COME TOGETHER AND FIND OUT WE HAVE MORE THINGS IN COMMON THAN MANY PEOPLE WANT TO ACCEPT BECAUSE WATERMELON IS JUST NOT A BLACK THING.

YOU UNDERSTAND? WE THIS JUST A HEALTHY THING WHEN YOU START LOOKING AT IT FROM A FROM A HEALTHY VEGETARIAN AND ALL THOSE KIND OF ASPECTS.

BUT I HAD TO THROW MY LITTLE COMMENT IN THERE.

MY LITTLE HUMOR IN THERE, TOO.

NO, BUT THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

AND ONCE AGAIN, THOSE THE STATE REPS WHO ARE HERE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVOCACY FOR BEING HERE.

AND THANK YOU, MAYOR, I KNOW YOU WERE YOU WERE PART OF THAT AT ONE TIME AND YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH ALSO THE STRUGGLE OF JUST THE EQUITY THERE.

SO. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

AND THAT'S THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY ON THAT.

BUT LET'S COME ON DOWN AND CELEBRATE.

AND THEN ON JUNE 10TH, WHICH IS WE CALL IT JUNETEENTH, AND YOU'LL UNDERSTAND THAT, TOO.

AND YOU DO A LITTLE HISTORY ON MONDAY.

SOME OF THOSE WHO DON'T.

MISS MISS CRENSHAW JUST SAID, SOME OF THEM WHO DON'T.

JUNETEENTH ON MONDAY, WHEN WE ALSO WILL TAKE OUR OATH ON MONDAY.

AND AS I'VE TOLD EVERYBODY, WE ALL GET TO BE FREE ON MONDAY, JUNE 10TH.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, YOU GUYS, I WANT TO TELL YOU AHEAD OF TIME, I'M GOING TO MAKE SOME MISTAKES ALL DAY LONG ON THESE CALLING YOU GUYS OUT BECAUSE THESE OUR SYSTEM IS DOWN AND THESE NUMBERS DON'T CORRESPOND TO YOUR DISTRICTS.

AND I THINK IF YOU FROM YOUR DISTRICT POSITION.

SO 60 CHAIRMAN ATKINS, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. THANK YOU, MAYOR PRO TEM ARNOLD TO GIVE US THAT HISTORY SOMETIME YOU YOU THINK ABOUT HISTORY, BUT SOMETIMES YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT IS HISTORY ALL ABOUT.

WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT HISTORY, IT'S SOMETHING IN THE PAST AND WHEN YOU TRY TO GRASP HISTORY IS ALSO THINKING ABOUT DEATH.

PEOPLE GOT KILLED.

YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SLAVES.

YOU THINK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT YOU LIVE IN AMERICA AND YOU THINK YOU'RE FREE, BUT YOU'RE NOT FREE.

YOU THINK THE PEOPLE WHO CAME CAME TO GALVESTON WHEN THEY FOUND OUT WE WAS FREE AND.

AND FOR TWO YEARS WE BEEN FREE.

BUT WE'VE BEEN FREE ALL OUR LIFE BECAUSE WE GODCHILDREN, WE ALWAYS HAVE BEEN FREE.

SO I DON'T CONSIDER MYSELF A SLAVE.

I CONSIDER MYSELF A HUMAN BEING.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE ARE.

WE ARE GOD'S CHILDREN.

BUT THE POINT IS THAT SINCE I'VE BEEN IN THE CITY COUNCIL IN 2007, WE ALWAYS CAME AROUND THE HORSESHOE AND TRY TO SAY WHY WE CANNOT FLY THE FLAG, WHY WE CANNOT HAVE JUNE 10TH DAY.

YOU KNOW, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING NEW.

IT TOOK ME 18 YEARS TO GET TO THIS DAY TO PUT A FLAG, 18 YEARS TO GET HERE TODAY.

BUT I GOT TO THANK COUNCILWOMAN SANDRA CRENSHAW FOR HER HARD WORK, FOR HER DUTY TO GET THIS.

BUT I ALSO GOT TO THANK MAYOR JOHNSON, YOU KNOW, STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON DOWN IN IN AUSTIN.

YOU DON'T KNOW THE THING THAT HE DID TO GET A PLAQUE OFF THE WALL.

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AND AS SUCH, HE DID THAT EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE BY YOURSELF, SOMETIMES YOU GOT TO THINK ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE BUT YOURSELF.

AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE VINCENT HALL, THANK YOU FOR COMING HERE.

I KNOW YOU GOT A VERY, VERY CROWDED SCHEDULE FOR YOU.

FOR YOU TO COME HERE THIS MORNING TO SPEAK FROM YOUR HEART.

BUT BUT I ALSO IS A KEY HERE THAT RUN THIS HORSESHOE THAT THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT EQUITY.

WHAT IS EQUITY? YOU KNOW, I THINK CHAIRMAN THOMPSON ALWAYS SAID EQUITY IS GETTING A SOAPBOX TO STAND ON, TO LOOK OVER THE FENCE WHEN SOMEONE IS SEVEN FOOT TALL, DO NOT NEED A BOX TO STAND AND LOOK OVER THE FENCE.

THAT'S EQUITY. BUT WE TALK ABOUT EQUITY, BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT EQUITY IS REALLY ABOUT.

WE TALK ABOUT EQUITY WHEN WE HAVE 14 DISTRICT COUNCIL DISTRICTS AND ONE IS 58MI², ONE IS 20 SQUARE MILE AND WE GET THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY.

IS THAT EQUITY? NO, BUT THE POINT IS THAT JUNE 10TH IS SOMETHING THAT HOW CAN YOU GRAB JUNE 10TH IF YOU NEVER HAVE LIVED IT? YOU NEVER HAVE.

HAVE YOUR ANSWER TO BEING A SLAVE.

YOU'VE NEVER BEEN THERE BEFORE.

YOU NEVER SEEN.

I CAME FROM EAST TEXAS BACK IN THE 60S AND THE 50S.

WE THOUGHT WE WERE STILL SLAVES, YOU KNOW, WORKING THE FIELD.

WE DID HARD WORK.

WE DID. WE BUILD AMERICA.

WE CAME HERE FROM AFRICA, BUT WE BUILD AMERICA.

WE WAS A SLAVE WHO BUILD AMERICA, WHO BUILD ALL WHO BUILD WASHINGTON, DC.

LOOK IT UP. WE BUILD DC FOR DC WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY.

THE CAPITOL WOULD NOT BE HERE.

WE WAS A NATION WORKER.

WE WERE A SKILLED LABOR TO BUILD AMERICA.

BUT TO DO THAT, I'VE BEEN FOR THE LAST 10 TO 15 YEARS WITH OPRAH LEE.

SHE CAME TO THE HIGHLAND HILLS LIBRARY.

YOU KNOW, SHE'S 96 YEARS OLD.

SHE FOUGHT, SHE WALKED, AND SHE MADE SURE THAT WE MADE SURE JUNE 10TH WAS A NATIONAL DAY.

YOU KNOW, I GOT TO THANK HER FOR DOING THAT.

AND AGAIN, I GOT TO THANK SENATOR CRENSHAW, YOU KNOW, FOR HER HARD WORK.

YOU KNOW, EVEN THOUGH SHE'S A FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER.

BUT SHE ALWAYS THOUGHT ABOUT JUNE 10TH.

SHE ALWAYS THOUGHT ABOUT THE YOUNG PEOPLE, WHAT WE CAN DO.

BUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT A CELEBRATION, IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT CELEBRATION, A EATING ENTERTAINMENT.

IT'S CELEBRATING A HISTORY TO TEACH, YOU KNOW, OUR HISTORY TO OUR YOUTH TODAY AND I USE TODAY IS LOSING THE HISTORY BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING AROUND THEM.

AND THEY DON'T HAVE THE LEADERSHIP.

THEY DON'T HAVE THE THE ELDERS TO TEACH THEM WHAT WE WENT THROUGH.

YOU KNOW, WE HAD A HARD TIME AND NOW OUR FUTURE HAVE AN EASY TIME.

BUT SOMETIME WE GOT TO GO BACK AND TELL THEM THE HISTORY.

HOW DID WE GET HERE? WE DID NOT GET HERE OVERNIGHT.

WE GOT HERE TO HARD WORK, DEATH AND EVERYTHING TO MAKE SURE WE HAD A BETTER SOCIETY FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS.

AND SOMETIMES WE FORGET AND SOMETIMES WE GOT TO TELL ABOUT IT.

AND TO RAISE A FLAG TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, I THINK WE DO.

I THINK RAISING THAT FLAG WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

BUT THEN, TOO, IT SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT 100 YEARS TO RAISE A FLAG.

BUT TODAY, WHEN WE DO RAISE A FLAG, BUT WE NEED TO GO OUT THERE AND TELL A STORY, BUT TELL THE TRUE STORY, BUT TELL THE STORY.

HOW DIFFICULT FOR US TODAY TO TELL THE STORY, HOW DIFFICULT FOR US TODAY TO TELL US 100 YEARS TO RAISE A FLAG IN THE CITY OF DALLAS.

THANK YOU. CHAIRMAN THOMAS, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I WANT TO ALSO THANK REPRESENTATIVE JONES, REPRESENTATIVE BOWERS, FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER CRENSHAW, FOR BEING HERE AND FOR SPEAKING UP ABOUT THIS.

AS SOMEONE WHO WAS A STUDENT ON THE CAMPUS OF UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS WHO STARTED THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION ON THAT CAMPUS, THIS IS A IMPORTANT DAY.

THE FACT THAT THE CITY OF DALLAS WILL RAISE THIS FLAG AND SHOW HOW WE ARE SUPPORTIVE OF CELEBRATING THIS HOLIDAY, THE HISTORY SPEAKS TO ITSELF.

TWO AND A HALF YEARS, TWO AND A HALF YEARS OF FREE LABOR HERE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS TO TWO AND A HALF YEARS.

BUT WE'RE HERE NOW.

AND IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE RECOGNIZE AND NOT ONLY CELEBRATE THIS HOLIDAY, WHICH WAS ACKNOWLEDGED AND CELEBRATED AS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY, AND ONE OF THE REASONS WHY INAUGURATION WON'T TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY IS BECAUSE IT IS A CITY AND NATIONAL HOLIDAY.

AND IT'S AN HONOR TO BE HERE TO VOTE IN SUPPORT OF RAISING THIS FLAG.

EVERY YEAR AT THIS TIME, I SAID THIS DURING THE COMMITTEE WE COMMITTEE MEETING.

I WANT TO THANK THOSE WHO ARE PART OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY FOR HOW IMPORTANT WORKING TOGETHER HAS BEEN AND HOW IMPORTANT RECOGNIZING THIS HOLIDAY IS IN THE MIDDLE OF PRIDE MONTH.

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WE CAN ALWAYS COME TOGETHER AND CELEBRATE ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DO IT.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. ALL RIGHT.

NOW, DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU. EXCUSE ME.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I WANT TO START OFF BY THANKING OUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES, VENTON JONES AND RHETTA BOWERS, FOR COMING IN THIS RAINY MORNING TO SPEAK AND SHARE YOUR STORIES WITH US. AND ALSO, I WANTED TO THANK CONGRESSMAN COLLIN ALLRED'S OFFICE FOR SAYING SOME WORDS AS WELL.

NOT VERY OFTEN DO WE GET STATE REPRESENTATIVES AND AND CONGRESSPERSON TO SEND WORDS ON AN AGENDA ITEM.

BUT THAT TELLS YOU HOW IMPORTANT THIS AGENDA ITEM IS.

THIS IS PRIDE MONTH.

I'M AN OPENLY GAY MAN, AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT YOU HEARD ANOTHER OPENLY GAY PERSON, PATTY FINK, EARLIER, SPEAK ABOUT WHAT THAT PRIDE FLAG MEANS.

MEANT TO HER.

IT MEANT THE SAME TO ME WHEN WE RAISED IT, AS WE FOUND OUT AND REALIZED THAT THERE WAS AN INJUSTICE HAPPENING FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY, THE AFRO-LATINO COMMUNITY, THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED SLAVERY IN THE PAST.

IT WAS A NO BRAINER FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE FIGURED OUT A WAY TO CHANGE AND AMEND THIS ORDINANCE SO THAT WE CAN SHARE SO THAT WE CAN SHOW OUR BLACK AND AFRO-LATINO SISTERS AND BROTHERS OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY AS WELL AS OUR ALLIES AND OUR STRAIGHT SISTERS AND BROTHERS, THAT WE'RE ONE FAMILY, WE'RE ONE FAMILY.

THAT RAINBOW FLAG OUT THERE IS A LOT OF COLORS.

THE JUNETEENTH FLAG HAS SEVERAL COLORS AS WELL.

I LIKE TO THINK THAT WE'RE ALL A THREAD IN THAT RAINBOW FLAG AS WELL AS IN THE JUNETEENTH FLAG.

REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOUR HISTORY IS.

THE CITY OF DALLAS HAS DONE A LOT OF GOOD THINGS IN THE SIX YEARS THAT I'VE BEEN HERE.

WE'VE BROUGHT DOWN CONFEDERATE STATUES.

WE'VE MADE SURE THAT JUNETEENTH BECAME A CITY HOLIDAY PAID DAY OFF FOR OUR CITY EMPLOYEES.

WE PASSED A RACIAL EQUITY PLAN.

WE'VE ALSO BECOME A WORLD, A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED, WELCOMING CITY.

A LOT OF GREAT THINGS HAVE HAPPENED OVER THE YEARS HERE, MR. MAYOR, BUT WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO.

RAISING A FLAG ISN'T THE END ALL BE ALL.

BUT IT IS A SYMBOL OF HOPE.

IT IS A SYMBOL SAYING THAT WE IN DALLAS WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR EQUITY, FIGHT FOR DIVERSITY, FIGHT FOR INCLUSION. BECAUSE MY FRIENDS, YOU SEE, WHEN WE'RE OUT THERE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, THAT'S THE BEST PART OF DALLAS IS SO MANY DIFFERENT CULTURES AND PEOPLE AND DIFFERENT FOLKS WORKING TOGETHER TO GET ALONG AND TO MAKE DALLAS THE BEST CITY IN THE NATION. I WANT TO GIVE CREDIT TO STATE REPRESENTATIVE BENTON JONES FOR SAYING THAT DALLAS IS THE BEST CITY IN THE NATION, SO I'M VOTING FOR THIS NOW.

I WAS ALWAYS VOTING FOR IT, BUT BUT IT GIVES ME AN EVEN BIGGER, BIGGER FEATHER TO WANT TO VOTE FOR THIS.

THIS COMING UP WEEKEND IS JUNETEENTH.

AND I KNOW THAT THERE'S EVENTS ALL OVER THE CITY, BUT EVEN WITHIN THE LGBTQ PLUS COMMUNITY, THE NATION'S LARGEST JUNETEENTH UNITY PRIDE WEEKEND IS HELD IN THE CITY OF DALLAS EVERY SINGLE YEAR FOR THE LAST I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY YEARS, AND I CAN TELL YOU IT IS ONE OF THE MOST FUN EVENTS THAT I'VE EVER BEEN TO.

I'VE BEEN CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH SINCE I WAS A KID, JUST LIKE REPRESENTATIVE BOWERS.

I HAIL FROM HOUSTON, SO THAT'S WHERE I WAS BORN AND RAISED.

SO WHEN I GOT TO DALLAS AS AN ADULT AND FOLKS DIDN'T REALLY UNDERSTAND AND KNOW WHAT JUNETEENTH WAS, IT KIND OF THREW ME OFF.

BUT DALLAS HAS CAUGHT UP.

WE NOW CELEBRATE AS WELL.

AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS COMING WEEKEND, ELM THICKET, NORTH PARK, WHICH IS IN DISTRICT TWO AND DISTRICT SIX, WILL ONCE AGAIN BE HAVING THEIR PARADE AS WELL AS THEIR CELEBRATION AT KB POKE PARK AND AS WELL IN WEST DALLAS AT THE DAVIS PARK FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, WE WILL BE HAVING JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS.

MR. MAYOR, I STAND WHOLEHEARTEDLY IN SUPPORT OF DOING THIS, AND I WANT TO THANK MAYOR PRO TEM FOR WORKING WITH ME.

IT WASN'T THAT HARD.

SHE JUST HAD TO ASK REAL QUICK AND I WAS LIKE, LET'S GET THIS DONE.

AND THEN I RAN OVER TO MY COLLEAGUE CHAD WEST AND SAID, HEY, THIS, THIS.

I DIDN'T EVEN REALLY ASK.

I SAID, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.

AND HE SAID, LET'S GET IT DONE.

I ASKED I WENT TO THE LGBT TASK FORCE AND SAID, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.

AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM SAID, IT'S ABOUT TIME.

LET'S GET THIS DONE.

SO COLLEAGUES AND A FEW SECONDS, WE'RE GOING TO VOTE.

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AND MR. MAYOR, I'M GOING TO ASK FOR A RECORD VOTE AND LET'S GET THIS DONE.

HAPPY JUNETEENTH.

HAPPY PRIDE.

WE'RE ONE DALLAS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. DULY NOTED ON THE RECORD VOTE REQUEST.

AND WE WILL NOW GO TO CHAIRMAN BAZALDUA.

YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES, SIR.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK OUR REPRESENTATIVES FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COME DOWN AND SHOW HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS.

I BELIEVE THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR MANY REASONS.

A LOT THAT I WILL NOT BE LABOR THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN SAID.

BUT I DO WANT TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT THIS IS A POINT WHERE WE CAN EDUCATE, WHERE WE CAN HELP HISTORY NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

AND I THINK THAT THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT.

AS A FORMER EDUCATOR WITH THE ATTACK THAT WE HAVE ON THE TRUE HISTORY THAT HAS EXISTED, WE SEE AT OTHER LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT THAT WE WANT TO ESSENTIALLY WHITEWASH A LOT OF THE HISTORY, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO RACE RELATIONS.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO NOT ONLY HONOR BUT HIGHLIGHT THE HISTORY OF BLACK DALLAS OF BLACK TEXANS.

WHEN I MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY, IT WAS IT WAS AN EYE OPENING TO ME THAT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, WHEN IT WAS JUNETEENTH AND I TOLD PEOPLE HAPPY JUNETEENTH THAT THEY SAID, WHAT IS THAT? AND IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS SO REGIONAL.

BUT I BELIEVE IT HAS MUCH SIGNIFICANCE TO WHAT IS ACTUAL FREEDOM.

AND WE HAVE BEEN BLINDED BY SOCIETAL NORM THAT THE 4TH OF JULY IS WHEN WE HAVE OUR GRILLING AND WE TRY AND CELEBRATE FREEDOM.

BUT THE REALITY IS, IS AMERICANS WEREN'T FREE AT THAT POINT.

AND WE HAVE TO SPEAK ABOUT THAT.

AND THE TRUE EMANCIPATION DAY IS JUNE 19TH.

AND THAT'S NOT ONLY FREEDOM FOR BLACK TEXANS AND BLACK AMERICANS, BUT THAT'S FREEDOM FOR ALL AMERICANS, BECAUSE NO ONE WAS FREE UNTIL WE ALL WERE.

SO I THINK THIS IS A HUGE STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION OF JUST NOT ONLY HONORING BUT CONTINUING TO EDUCATE GENERATIONS TO COME. IN OUR CITY.

SO THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST ITEM 61 ON TODAY'S AGENDA? SEEING NONE, MADAM SECRETARY RECALLED VOTES BEING REQUESTED.

RECALLED VOTES GRANTED. LET'S GO.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE STATE.

YES. IF YOU'RE IN FAVOR.

NO, IF YOU'RE OPPOSED.

COUNCIL MEMBER WEST.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER.

MORENO? YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER. THOMAS.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER.

RESENDEZ. YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER. BAZALDUA.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER.

ATKINS. YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER. BLACKMON.

COUNCIL MEMBER. MCGOUGH.

YES. COUNCILMEMBER SCHULTZ.

COUNCIL MEMBER. MENDELSOHN.

COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIS.

COUNCIL MEMBER RIDLEY.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM NARVAEZ YES.

MAYOR PRO TEM ARNOLD.

YES. MAYOR JOHNSON.

YES. WITH ALL 15 MEMBERS OF COUNCIL VOTING IN FAVOR, THE ITEM PASSES.

MR. MAYOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ALL RIGHT. LET'S GO BACK TO OUR ORDINARY COURSE OF BUSINESS.

AND THANK YOU AGAIN, ALL THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE FOR BEING HERE.

WE KNOW YOU'RE BUSY, SO GET BACK TO WORK REPRESENTING US.

THANK YOU. YOUR NEXT YOUR WILL NOW GO BACK TO YOUR FIRST PULLED ITEM.

[14. 23-1477 Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a ground lease for a term of thirty-nine years with Cypress Creek Forest Lane, LP (Tax Credit Partnership/Tenant), approved as to form by the City Attorney, allowing the construction and operation of Cypress Creek at Forest Lane Apartments located at 11520 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75243; the lease will be prepared once lenders for the Project are identified and will include commercially reasonable provisions agreed to by the parties and approved as to form by the City Attorney - Estimated Revenue: Lease Revenues Fund $2,153,042.00 (15 years of estimated fees and lease payments)]

ITEM 14 AGENDA ITEM 14.

AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A GROUND LEASE FOR A TERM OF 39 YEARS WITH CYPRESS CREEK FOREST LANE LP TAX CREDIT PARTNERSHIP TENANT APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY ALLOWING THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF CYPRESS CREEK AT FOREST LANE APARTMENTS LOCATED AT 11520 NORTH CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY.

DALLAS, TEXAS 75243.

THE LEASE WILL BE PREPARED ONCE LENDERS FOR THE PROJECT ARE IDENTIFIED AND WILL INCLUDE COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE PROVISIONS AGREED TO BY THE PARTIES AND APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY.

THIS ITEM WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER, MCGOUGH AND COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN.

IT ALSO HAS FIVE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAD SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM.

EACH SPEAKER WILL BE GIVEN THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK.

YOUR FIRST SPEAKER, PHILIP KINGSTON.

MR. KINGSTON, IS VIRTUAL.

HEY, MADAM SECRETARY, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN SEE YOU AND HEAR YOU.

YOU MAY CONTINUE.

WE'VE GOT MASSIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE CHAMBER.

OKAY. WE'RE GOING TO CHECK ON THAT NOW.

IF YOU'D LIKE ME TO. GO AHEAD.

IT'S NOT BOTHERING ME THAT MUCH.

AS LONG AS YOU ALL CAN UNDERSTAND ME, I JUST CAN'T REALLY HEAR MYSELF.

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OKAY. HOPEFULLY THAT'S BETTER.

YOU MAY CONTINUE.

OKAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH, MADAM SECRETARY.

GREETINGS, COUNCIL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. THIS IS JUST A COMPANION ITEM TO WHAT YOU APPROVED A SHORT TIME AGO.

THAT IT AUTHORIZED MR. BROADNAX TO ACQUIRE THE PROPERTY.

AS YOU WILL RECALL, THIS THIS PROJECT IS AIMING TO BUILD OVER 100 AFFORDABLE UNITS IN A HIGH OPPORTUNITY AREA OF NORTH DALLAS.

THE THE LEASE TERMS ARE INCREDIBLY FAVORABLE TO THE CITY, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE ECONOMIC INFORMATION IN THE SUMMARY AND IN THE ITEM ITSELF.

I'M ACTUALLY A LITTLE BIT EMBARRASSED.

MISS TANKERSLEY NEGOTIATED THIS QUITE WELL FOR THE CITY.

IT'S IT'S NOT THE DEAL THAT WE WOULD HAVE WANTED, BUT IT'S ONE THAT WE CAN MAKE WORK.

AND THE CITY WILL BENEFIT BOTH FINANCIALLY BUT ALSO IN TERMS OF A MUCH HIGHER NUMBER OF AFFORDABLE UNITS THAN MOST OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE ARE APPROVING THESE DAYS.

IT'S ALSO A UNIQUE STRUCTURE BASED SOMEWHAT ON THE COUNTY'S BECKLEY PROJECT, WHERE THE OWNERSHIP OF THE REAL ESTATE IS WITH THE PUBLIC ENTITY.

I THINK THAT THAT'S A REALLY GOOD AND EXCITING WAY TO DO MIXED INCOME HOUSING PROJECTS.

I THINK YOU'LL PROBABLY WANT TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT IN THE FUTURE.

I THINK IT IS WORTH POINTING OUT THAT WHILE THERE HAS BEEN SOME OPPOSITION TO THIS PROJECT, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE CLOSEST TO IT, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN URBAN RESERVE, WHICH IS STILL A GOOD LONG WAY FROM THE PROJECT, HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY SILENT ON THIS THING.

THERE IS NOT THE LEVEL OF NEIGHBORHOOD OPPOSITION AS HAS BEEN MANUFACTURED IN THIS CASE.

ALSO, THERE HAS BEEN DISCUSSION OF WHETHER THERE WILL BE ANY LIABILITY FOR THE CITY IF THIS PROJECT GOES FORWARD.

I HAVE SENT YOU ALL THE BRIEFING ON THIS.

I'M HAPPY TO RESEND IT WHENEVER YOU WANT.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT IT.

THE SHORT VERSION OF THAT ANSWER IS THE ONLY WAY THAT A NEIGHBORING PROPERTY OWNER CAN SAY HE OR SHE IS DAMAGED BY THIS PROJECT IS TO FIND SOMEBODY, AN EXPERT IN REAL ESTATE, TO SAY THAT HAVING A $60 MILLION APARTMENT PROJECT NEXT TO YOUR OFFICE SOMEHOW DEVALUES THE OFFICE.

THAT PERSON DOESN'T EXIST.

THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE ANY FORM OF LIABILITY TO THE CITY, AND IT IS GOING TO PROVIDE A HUGE NUMBER OF UNITS IN LINE WITH THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING POLICY.

SO ANYWAY, I'M HERE FOR QUESTIONS.

THIS IS JUST KIND OF EXECUTING ON WHAT YOU ALL HAVE ALREADY VOTED FOR, AND WE DO.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, WILLIAM ROTH.

WILLIAM ROTH.

GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS WILLIAM ROTH.

I RESIDE AT 6921 MEADOW ROAD IN DALLAS AND HAVE A COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING NEXT TO THE PROPOSED CYPRESS CREEK PROJECT LOCATION.

I'M A LITTLE BIT UNCLEAR ABOUT SOMETHING.

WOULD YOU ALL ALLOW AN INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSE TO BE PLACED IN A PURELY RESIDENTIAL AREA? PROBABLY NOT.

THEN WHY WOULD YOU ALLOW A RESIDENTIAL USE TO BE PLACED IN A PURELY COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL AREA? THE IMMEDIATE AREA HAS NO OTHER RESIDENTIAL UNITS.

THIS PROJECT WILL BE COMPLETELY SURROUNDED BY COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL USERS OFFICE BUILDINGS.

STORAGE WAREHOUSES, BIG BOX RETAIL CAR LOTS, TIRE STORES, CAR WASHES, FAST FOOD, COMMERCIAL TRUCK TRAFFIC AND A BUSY FREEWAY SERVICE ROAD.

GIVEN ANY OTHER ALTERNATIVE, I WOULD STRONGLY PREDICT THAT NONE OF NOT ONE OF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO HAVE YOUR FAMILY LIVE IN THIS COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL LOCATION, OR ENCOURAGE A FAMILY MEMBER TO LIVE IN THIS COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL LOCATION.

WHY WOULD YOU ISOLATE THESE 180 FAMILIES IN A COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL LOCATION AND DENY THEM THE BENEFIT OF THE SAFETY, SECURITY AND BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE? THAT WOULD BE GENERATED BY THEM LIVING IN AN APPROPRIATE RESIDENTIAL AREA NEARBY.

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OTHER FAMILIES AND SUPPORTIVE RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORS.

IF YOUR MISSION IS TO TRULY HELP THOSE FOLKS RESIDING AND NEEDING SAFE, SUPPORTIVE AND SECURE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, YOU HAVE SADLY MISSED YOUR TARGET WITH THIS PROJECT.

THE USES IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA WILL NOT CHANGE OVER THE LONG TERM.

IT WILL REMAIN A COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL AREA FOR THE LIFETIME OF THIS PROJECT.

PLEASE DON'T FALL INTO THE TRAP OF APPROVING A BAD LOCATION, A BAD BUSINESS DEAL FOR THE CITY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY.

COMMITTING TO THE LONG TERM REAL DETRIMENT TO THOSE FAMILIES THAT WILL BE FORCED TO LIVE IN THIS UNDESIRABLE, ISOLATED PROJECT. WE WOULD STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PLEASE VOTE TO OPPOSE THIS CYPRESS CREEK PROJECT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU.

GARRETT SHERMAN.

HELLO, MY NAME IS GARRETT SHERMAN.

I'M VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND I'M HAVING MY LOVELY WIFE, SUSAN SHERMAN.

SHE'S GOING TO SPEAK MY LITTLE SPEECH.

AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LIKE IT.

HELLO. WE ARE OPPOSED TO THE CITY OF DALLAS PURCHASING THE PROPERTY AT 11,520 NORTH CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING A LOW INCOME APARTMENT PROJECT PROJECT ON LAND THAT HAS DEED RESTRICTIONS THAT ALLOW FOR COMMERCIAL USES ONLY.

THIS DALLAS CITY COUNCIL MUST NOT VIOLATE OUR CIVIL RIGHTS WITH THIS BLATANT ABUSE OF POWER FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF ADVANCING A POLITICAL AGENDA THAT WE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD DO NOT SUPPORT.

THE CITY OF DALLAS WILL FACE YEARS OF PROTRACTED LITIGATION WHEREBY THE COURTS WILL NEVER ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN.

EACH CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, EACH MEMBER OF THE DALLAS PUBLIC FACILITY CORPORATION AND MEMBERS OF THE DALLAS HOUSING DEPARTMENT WILL BE HELD JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY LIABLE FOR SUBSTANTIAL MONETARY DAMAGES.

NO INDEMNITY FROM THE DEVELOPER WILL PREDICT PROTECT YOU.

A LIS PENDENS WILL BE FILED AGAINST THE PROPERTY, AND THIS WILL RESULT IN A CLOUD ON THE TITLE.

NO LOAN WILL BE ATTAINABLE.

THE STATE OF TEXAS WILL REVOKE OR SUSPEND THE LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDITS, WHICH WILL AUTOMATICALLY EXPIRE SOON.

THE DALLAS CITY ATTORNEY IS DERELICT IN HIS DUTY TO FOLLOW THE LAW AND PROVIDE SOUND ADVICE TO THE DALLAS CITY COUNCIL.

SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY WILL NOT PROTECT EACH OF YOU FROM MONEY, JUDGMENTS AND THE LOSS OF YOUR TIME BEING DEPOSED AND TESTIFYING AT TRIAL. YOU CANNOT VIOLATE THE DEED RESTRICTIONS ON THIS PROPERTY AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

WE WILL STOP YOU AND WE WILL PAY.

DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS.

GARRETT SHERMAN WAS BORN IN DALLAS AND GRADUATED FROM SMU WITH A BBA IN REAL ESTATE.

HE IS A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER WITH DECADES OF TRANSACTION EXPERIENCE IN APARTMENTS, OFFICE, INDUSTRIAL AND RETAIL PROPERTY SALES.

HE HAS BROKERED THOUSANDS OF APARTMENTS AND MILLIONS OF SQUARE FEET OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.

THE CITY OF DALLAS MUST NOT PROCEED WITH THE PURCHASE OF THIS PROPERTY IN ORDER TO CIRCUMVENT VALID DEED RESTRICTIONS.

DO NOT PROCEED.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. WALTER VISIT.

OUR VISIT IS VIRTUAL.

WE CAN SEE. MR. LA VISITE. HELLO? OKAY, WE CAN HEAR YOU. YOU MAY CONTINUE.

THANK YOU. UM, I GUESS I'M SPEAKING TODAY TO TALK ABOUT THE TERMS OF THE LEASE.

I GUESS IN THE RESOLUTION, PARTICULARLY SECTION SIX AND SEVEN, ABOUT THE USE OF THE PROCEEDS.

UM, SECTION SIX TALKS ABOUT IMPROVING THE SIDEWALKS AND THE LIGHTING IN THE AREA.

I THINK THAT SHOULD BE UP TO THE DEVELOPER TO DEVELOP THE SIDEWALKS AND LIGHTING AROUND THE APARTMENT.

UM, AND I GUESS SECTION SEVEN TALKS ABOUT PARKS AT ORBITER PARK AND AT WILLOUGHBY JOHNSON.

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UM, HIS NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE BOND TASK FORCE FOR THOSE PARKS.

AND THAT MONEY FROM THE DEVELOPER REALLY ISN'T NEEDED THERE.

WHAT THE WHAT THE REAL NEED FOR THE MONEY IN THE AREA IS FOR OFF DUTY OVERNIGHT POLICING.

THIS ISSUE WAS RAISED AT HOUSING COMMITTEE LAST MONTH.

I'M NOT SURE IF ANY CHANGES HAS BEEN MADE, BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT.

BUT I WOULD LIKE THE LEASE TO BE AMENDED SO THAT THE MONEY CAN BE USED FOR THE OFF DUTY POLICE.

THE THING I LIKE TO TALK ABOUT IS THE TAXES ON LOCAL PROPERTY, TAXES ON THE PROPERTY.

I'D LIKE TO JUST BE CLEAR OR TO CLARIFY WHETHER THE EXEMPTION EXISTS FOR THE LAND OR ALSO FOR THE LAND IN THE BUILDING.

TO ME, THE AMOUNT OF MONEY COMING IN THAT $1.1 MILLION IS GREAT IF IT'S JUST FOR THE LAND, BUT IF IT'S FOR THE $50 MILLION APARTMENT THAT SEEMS SMALL.

LASTLY, I JUST LIKE TO MENTION THE USE OF EMINENT DOMAIN TO DO THIS DEAL.

I THINK THAT'S JUST BAD POLICY FOR THE CITY TO USE ITS EMINENT DOMAIN POWERS TO DO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

THE STATUTES IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 272 .001 PROHIBIT THAT, AND I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT AUTHORITY THERE IS FOR THE CITY OF DALLAS TO DO THIS LEASE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

JAYNIE IF I LEAVE WHEN THE TRAFFIC STOP.

I'M SORRY. OKAY.

JAYNIE LIU.

LIU.

YOUR MICROPHONE. THERE'S A BUTTON AT THE AT YOUR MICROPHONE.

HELLO. GOOD MORNING, MR. MAYOR. GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK HERE TODAY AND.

I SORRY THAT I MISSED THE LAST MEETING FOR THIS ITEM, BUT I DO REVIEW THE THE RECORDING YESTERDAY ONLINE AND REPEATEDLY.

I FIRST OF ALL, MY NAME IS JAYNIE LIU AND I'M THE OWNER OF THE ONE OF THE BUILDINGS ALONG THIS AREA, MY BUILDING LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF A FOREST LANE ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF FOSTER LANE, FOREST LANE AND 75.

AND SO WHEN I AFTER I REVIEWED THE LAST RECORDING, I REALIZED THAT PEOPLE REPEATEDLY MENTIONED THE DISTRICT TEN.

AND I IN FACT THE PERSONAL I DO NOT THINK THIS IS A HAS MUCH TO DO WITH ALTHOUGH LOCATED IN DISTRICT TEN.

BUT I DON'T THINK THIS IS A THIS IS A WHOLE ISSUE WAS NOT QUITE RELATED TO DISTRICT TEN.

I'M NOT SURE THE MEMBER HERE BASICALLY COUNCIL MEMBER WILL BE VOTE LATER TODAY AND NO EXACT LOCATION.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT EXACT LOCATION.

THIS PROJECT WILL BE HELD.

IT IS AT THE VERY CORNER, VERY CORNER OF FOURTH LANE AND 75 SOUTH SOUTHEAST CORNER.

THAT'S A VERY HIGHLIGHT, VERY TIP TIP, VERY HIGHLIGHT.

BUSINESS QUARTER OVER THERE, VERY BUSINESS ORIENTATED CORNER IN DALLAS AREA.

IT'S THE MOST BUSIEST INTERSECTION OVER THERE.

I BET ON THE BUSIEST DAY THAT TRAFFIC TIMES COULD REACH MILLIONS OVER THERE BECAUSE YOU KNOW, THAT'S A I KNOW THAT'S A WONDERFUL BUSINESS.

THE INTERSECTION IN DALLAS, PROBABLY ONE OF THE BUSIEST INTERSECTION IN TEXAS, YOU KNOW, TEXAS.

OUR GREATEST CITY OF TEXAS.

MRS THAT INCLUDING THE DALLAS DALLAS METRO, HAS BEEN GROWING GROWING OVER THE LAST 2030 YEARS.

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WHY ARE WE GROWING? BECAUSE PEOPLE COME HERE FOR BUSINESS.

BUSINESS IS GROWING WHEN BUSINESS IS GROWING, AND THEN WE BRING MORE JOBS SO PEOPLE HAVE MORE JOBS, PEOPLE HAVE MORE HAVE MONEY FOR TO TO MEET THEIR, YOU KNOW, ENDS.

SO WHAT WOULD HAVE MONEY TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING? I BELIEVE THAT'S A DIRECTION WE FIRST HAVE TO BEAT THIS.

THEN WE WOULD HAVE MORE JOBS.

THEN WE WOULD HAVE MONEY.

THEN WE WOULD WE WOULD HAVE MONEY.

YOUR SUPPORT FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, NOT ANOTHER WAY AROUND YOUR TIME.

YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

OH, BUT I JUST ASK YOU TO THINK TWICE WHEN YOU SAY I THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU, MISTER MAYOR, THIS CONCLUDES YOUR SPEAKERS FOR THIS ITEM.

ALSO, THIS ITEM WAS PULLED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOUGH AND COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN.

IS THERE A MOTION ON THIS ITEM? YES. WHAT IS THIS? ITEM 14? YES.

ITEM 14. CHAIRMAN DENY.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND? IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

THERE'S A MOTION TO DENY ON THE TABLE THAT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED BY MISTER MAGOO.

SO WE ARE NOW IN THE DEBATE PORTION ON ITEM 14 ON THE MOTION TO DENY.

I JUST WANT MAKE SURE EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS PROCEDURALLY WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE.

SO WITH THAT CHAIR MCGOUGH, DO YOU HAVE ANY DISCUSSION? YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES OR SO.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

WE HAVE CERTAINLY HAD LOTS OF DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM IN THE PAST.

THE SAME ISSUES REMAIN IN THE HOUSING COMMITTEE.

WE HAD A GREAT DEAL OF DISCUSSION ON SOME OF THE SPECIFICS, THE EXPECTATION BEFORE COMING BACK, BEFORE THIS BODY WAS THAT THERE WOULD BE A DRAFT LEASE.

AND I HAVE NOT SEEN IT STILL TO THIS POINT.

THE RESOLUTION SAYS THERE WILL BE ONE AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE, BUT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE THAT TO LOOK AT THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE DOCUMENT.

AND CERTAINLY MEMBERS OF THIS BODY HAVE SAID IN PREVIOUS ISSUES THAT THAT IS SOMETHING WE WANT TO LOOK AT BEFORE WE APPROVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

AND SO I THINK IN JUST BEING CONSISTENT, WE SHOULD HAVE THAT DRAFT TO KNOW WHAT THE REAL TERMS ARE AND THE COMMUNITY DESERVES THAT AS WELL.

IT HAS BEEN MENTIONED THE AMOUNT OF COMMUNITY OPPOSITION AND THE REFERENCE THAT WAS MADE EARLIER IS JUST ABSOLUTELY FALSE.

THIS HAS BASICALLY UNANIMOUS COMMUNITY OPPOSITION FROM THOSE CLOSE, NEAR AND FAR AWAY IN THIS AREA FOR VARIOUS REASONS.

WE'VE HEARD DIFFERENT REASONS.

SOME OF IT JUST SIMPLY RELATES TO THE LOCATION OF THIS PROPERTY AND THE EXPECTATION THAT KIDS LIVING HERE WILL BE WALKING TO SCHOOL. AND WE KNOW THERE'S NOT A SAFE PATH FOR THOSE KIDS TO GET TO SCHOOL.

THERE'S A STATEMENTS MADE THAT THIS IS CLOSE TO TRANSPORTATION, BUT THE CLOSEST TRANSPORTATION OPTION HERE IS NOT A SAFE TRANSPORTATION OPTION.

AT THE AT THAT DART STATION, WE TALK ABOUT BEING PROXIMITY TO GROCERY STORES AND THE ALMOST TWO MILE WALK WITH POOR SIDEWALKS AND POOR AVENUES TO GET THERE DOES NOT MAKE THE LOCATION APPROPRIATE FOR PROXIMITY TO GROCERY STORES.

SO WE HAVE THOSE ISSUES.

THEY REMAIN.

NOTHING PRESENTED SO FAR HAS MADE THEM ANY BETTER.

LOOK, WE'VE TALKED AD NAUSEUM ABOUT THE DEED RESTRICTIONS.

WE KNOW THERE WILL BE LITIGATION.

WE I DO BELIEVE THE LITIGATION WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.

THERE'S BEEN EVEN A RECENT SUPREME COURT CASE TALKING ABOUT CONDEMNATION.

AND, YOU KNOW, LOOK, IF I BELIEVE WE HAVE WELL, I KNOW WE HAVE VESTED PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THE NEIGHBORING PROPERTY RIGHTS.

WE KNOW THAT'S TIED TO THESE DEED RESTRICTIONS.

THERE WILL BE A DETERMINATION THAT IT'S INVERSE CONDEMNATION.

AND BY USING CONDEMNATION, WE NO LONGER HAVE THE THE LEGAL RIGHT FOR PUBLIC USE TO DO WHAT THE CITY IS TRYING TO DO IN THIS CASE.

AND THERE WILL BE ISSUES.

THE THE RECORD IS CLEAR.

YOU KNOW, WHEN I WAS BEING ASKED ABOUT THIS RECENTLY, I'M OBVIOUSLY THIS IS MY LAST COUNCIL MEETING, BUT I HAVE NO DOUBT I'LL BE CALLED TO GO TO DEPOSITIONS ON THIS CASE AND THERE WILL BE ISSUES COMING UP WITH THAT.

AND AGAIN, I THINK THERE HASN'T BEEN GOOD FAITH NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY ON WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN AND WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO MAKE THIS PROJECT SAFER AND BETTER. I THINK WE'RE STARTING I MEAN, IT'S JUST NOW STARTING TO GET THERE.

BUT A LOT OF THE REASONS WE GOT TO THIS POINT WERE BECAUSE THERE WASN'T GOOD FAITH EFFORTS TO BEGIN WITH, THIS SORT OF BLANKET MENTALITY THAT THIS IS NIMBY OR EVERYBODY'S GOING TO BE NOT IN MY BACKYARD ON THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT IS FALSE.

IT WAS FALSE AND IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN FALSE.

I BELIEVE WE DEMONSTRATED THAT THROUGH A NUMBER OF OTHER PROJECTS THAT THIS SPECIFIC COMMUNITIES ARE.

SUPPORTING, INCLUDING WHAT THIS COUNCIL DID JUST RECENTLY WITH VANTAGE POINT AND CATHOLIC CHARITIES, AND THEY'VE BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF OTHER PROJECTS IN THE PAST.

THAT'S NOT THE ISSUE HERE.

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THE ISSUE IS DIRECTLY TIED TO THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT.

I AM I AM CONCERNED.

I HAVE DONE MY BEST TO REPRESENT THIS COMMUNITY IN OUR IN OUR AREA, IN THE CITY FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS.

AND WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF CONTENTIOUS ISSUES AND THOSE THAT THAT WARRANT IT AND HAVE GOOD COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

OUR COMMUNITY RESPONDS WELL.

IT JUST HASN'T HAPPENED HERE.

AND IT'S IT'S DISAPPOINTING.

I HATE GOING BACK TO MY COMMUNITY AND SAYING, YOU KNOW WHAT, YOUR VOICE DOESN'T MATTER.

THAT THE INFINITE WISDOM OF MANY COUNCIL MEMBERS ACROSS THIS BODY THAT HAVE NOT SPENT TIME ENGAGED IN THIS COMMUNITY, HAVE NOT TALKED TO THE PEOPLE, HAVE NOT LOOKED AT THE ISSUES, HAVE NOT WALKED THE PATHS OF ARE GOING TO SAY THAT, YEAH, WE NEED TO SUPPORT THIS FOR ESSER.

I'M STILL UNSURE WHAT REASONS OTHER THAN SORT OF A BLANKET NEED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BUT I HOPE THAT THIS COUNCIL WILL SEE WHAT'S GOING ON. I HOPE THAT WE WILL WISER MINDS WILL PREVAIL AND WE'LL, IF NOTHING ELSE, AT LEAST DELAY THIS TO GET THE ACTUAL TERMS OF THE LEASE AND LOOK AT WHETHER THIS IS A APPROPRIATE DEAL FOR THE CITY OR NOT.

THAT BEING SAID, I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS PROJECT SHOULD MOVE FORWARD.

I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO ANYWAY.

BUT AT THE LAST THING I'LL SAY IS I HOPE I'M WRONG.

I HOPE THERE'S SOMETHING HERE THAT THAT MAYBE THERE'S A PROJECT WORTHY OF DOING, BUT I JUST DON'T SEE IT.

AND I CERTAINLY HAVEN'T SEEN IT UP TO THIS POINT.

I WOULD ASK THAT Y'ALL DENY THIS MOTION.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. CHAIRWOMAN MENDELSOHN, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU. WHEN WE FIRST CONSIDERED THIS ITEM LAST TERM AGAINST CHAIRMAN MCGOUGH, PLEASE.

I VOTED TO MOVE THE PROJECT FORWARD, AND I ACTUALLY DON'T THINK IT'S THE MOST TERRIBLE PLACE TO PUT THIS KIND OF PROJECT.

AND SURELY WE NEED AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND IT'S NOT A PFC, SO I COULD SUPPORT IT.

BUT THEN WE LEARNED THAT THERE'S A RESTRICTIVE COVENANT ON THE PROPERTY AND THAT'S WHEN I'M OUT, BECAUSE I BELIEVE PROPERTY RIGHTS ARE IMPORTANT NOT JUST FOR THE PROPERTY OWNER, BUT ALSO FOR THE NEIGHBORS, AND WE SHOULD RESPECT THEM.

THE NEIGHBORS OF THIS PROPERTY MADE DEVELOPMENT DECISIONS BASED ON A LEVEL OF CERTAINTY ABOUT FUTURE DEVELOPMENT, AND THIS DEAL STRIPS THEM AWAY.

HOW DO WE EXPECT THE PEOPLE OF DALLAS TO INVEST IN OURSELVES IF WE CAN'T PROVIDE A REASONABLE CERTAINTY THAT THEIR PROPERTY WILL RETAIN THE PROPERTY RIGHTS AND THE CITY WON'T TRY TO COME UP WITH A CLEVER WAY TO REMOVE THOSE EXISTING AGREEMENTS? FOR THAT REASON, I CAN'T SUPPORT THIS MOTION GOING.

I CAN'T SUPPORT THIS PROJECT GOING FORWARD.

THANK YOU. MR. WEST, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND I FEEL BAD MY COLLEAGUE HAS TO GO THROUGH THIS EVERY MONTH.

I FEEL LIKE THIS ITEM KEEPS COMING BACK.

IT'S LIKE FRANKENSTEIN OR DRACULA OR SOMETHING.

WELL, I WANT TO BRING STAFF UP FOR A MINUTE.

I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROJECT JUST TO REMIND EVERYONE WHY WE ORIGINALLY SUPPORTED IT.

IF WE CAN GET SOMEONE FROM HOUSING UP HERE.

COULD I. DAVID, COULD YOU PLEASE COME UP? THERE WAS A QUESTION FOR YOU.

THIS IS DAVID NAGOYA, DIRECTOR OF HOUSING.

HI, DAVID. HELLO.

GOOD MORNING. CAN YOU.

THIS PROJECT WAS THE HIGHEST SCORING OF ALL OF OUR 9% TAX CREDIT PROJECTS IN THE CITY THIS TERM, CORRECT? CORRECT. CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY IT SCORED SO HIGH? OF ALL THE POTENTIAL LOCATIONS FOR WORKFORCE HOUSING.

DAVID NOGUERA, DIRECTOR OF HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION.

SO THIS PROJECT SCORED HIGH FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.

NUMBER ONE, BECAUSE OF ITS LOCATION, IT'S IN WHAT WE WOULD CALL A HIGH OPPORTUNITY AREA, AN AREA THAT HAS LESS THAN 20% POVERTY RATE, AN AREA THAT'S IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO RETAIL SERVICES TO HIGHER PERFORMING SCHOOLS. THE PROJECT ALSO PERFORMED HIGH BECAUSE OF ITS DIVERSITY OF INCOME GROUPS THAT IT'S SERVING.

THIS IS ONE OF A VERY FEW PROJECTS THAT'S EVEN ELIGIBLE TO USE WALKER VOUCHERS, WHICH ARE VOUCHERS THAT SERVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HOUSEHOLDS.

AND IT'S TIED TO A LONG HISTORY THAT THE CITY HAS WITH NOT SERVING SERVING THEM.

SO WHEN YOU COMPILE ALL OF THOSE THOSE FACTORS TOGETHER, IN SPITE OF THE OPPOSITION THAT THE PROJECT HAS HAD, EVEN AT THE STATE LEVEL, IT STILL RECEIVED TAX CREDITS.

OKAY. AND THEN ONE OF THE SPEAKERS MENTIONED THAT IT'S INAPPROPRIATE TO PLACE HOUSING PROJECT LIKE THIS NEXT TO A COMMERCIAL PROJECT

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AND COMPARED THAT TO PLACING HOUSING NEAR INDUSTRIAL.

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR MIND IN IN LIKE, WHY WOULD WE WANT TO PUT HOUSING NEAR COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES WHERE THERE'S OFFICE JOBS? RIGHT. SO ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES THAT WE HAVE IN LOCATING HOUSING IN THIS CITY IS MAKING SURE THAT THAT HOUSING DOES NOT SIT ON AN ISLAND, THAT THAT HOUSING IS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO JOB CENTERS. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE EMPLOYERS THAT ARE AROUND THIS SITE, THOSE ARE SOME IDEAL SITES THAT RESIDENTS OF THIS PROJECT COULD BE DRAWN TO WORK.

AND HOW CLOSE IS IT TO A DART STATION? I WANT TO SAY IT'S WITHIN A IS IT A QUARTER MILE? YEAH. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.

IS THAT ALL? IS THAT ALL YOU HAD, MR. WEST? FOR STAFF? YES.

OKAY. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST THE MOTION TO DENY? THAT ALL HAPPENED SO FAST.

CHAIRMAN BAZALDUA, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES ON THE MOTION TO DENY ON ITEM 14.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I JUST WANT TO SAY I WILL NOT BE IN SUPPORT OF THE DENIAL, AND I HOPE THAT WE ARE AS ADAMANT AND CONSISTENT ABOUT WANTING TO PROTECT PROPERTY RIGHTS AND LATER AGENDA ITEMS. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

SO. ALL RIGHT.

MAYOR PRO TEM, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

YES, I'M READY FOR THE VOTE.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE ON THE RECORD.

I CAN'T SUPPORT THIS ITEM, BUT I APPRECIATE THE POINTS THAT WERE BROUGHT UP IN TERMS OF LACK OF SIDEWALKS AND LACK OF, YOU KNOW, HAVING, YOU KNOW, CAN'T GET TO THE GROCERY STORE AND ALL THOSE TYPES OF THINGS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THOSE ARE SOME OF THE SAME CHALLENGES THAT WE FACE IN MANY OF OUR UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.

AND SO IT SEEMS LIKE, AS MR. ROGERS WAS SAYING, IT'S JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND SO WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS TO CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR EQUITY.

YOU HEARD ME SAY A FEW MINUTES AGO, THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES.

BUT AS FREDERICK DOUGLASS SAYS, THERE CANNOT BE ANY PROGRESS WITHOUT A STRUGGLE.

SO WE'RE STILL STRUGGLING.

BOTTOM LINE IS, TODAY I'M GOING TO VOTE FOR THIS PROJECT TO INVEST, TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF FREEDOM AND EQUITY FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO BE IN SOME OF THESE HIGHER OPPORTUNITY AREAS.

AND I'M ONE OF THOSE.

I PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAVE DONE WELL AS A SLAVE.

I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS WE HAVE TO KEEP FIGHTING.

IT'S A DAY TO DAY STRUGGLE.

AND SO AS I PUSH TODAY FOR ACCESS TO WHERE SOME FOLKS DON'T WANT PROGRESS.

WEE, WEE WEE SIT AROUND THE HORSESHOE.

AND WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS.

WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN ABOUT EQUITY.

SO WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE IN YOUR IN YOUR DICTIONARY OR WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE IN YOUR HEART? WHAT I'M SAYING TODAY IS COUNCIL MEMBER, YOU HAVE FOUGHT SO HARD AND I APPRECIATE AND YOU'VE GOT TO DO WHAT YOU GOT TO DO FOR YOUR CONSTITUENTS.

BUT I CAN TELL YOU AND I'M GOING TO SPEAK VERY CANDIDLY TODAY WHEN WE HAD ANOTHER CONVERSATION IN THIS COMMUNITY, I HAD ONE OF THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

WE WERE TALKING ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING THEN.

AND THE MAN GOT UP TO THE MIC AND SAID, YOU NEED TO TAKE THAT TO CEDAR CREST.

HERE I GO. IS HE TALKING TO ME? THAT WAS THE KIND OF COMMENT I GOT BEHIND THE PROJECT.

AND SO I KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME FOLKS WHO ARE NOT COMFORTABLE.

THEY'RE NOT COMFORTABLE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD AS WELL.

BUT I JUST KNOW THAT WHEN YOU TALK TO ME ABOUT GETTING SUED, THIS IS A VERY LITIGIOUS, AS THEY SAY.

I THINK THAT'S THE RIGHT WORD SOCIETY THAT WE LIVE IN.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUE FOR WHATEVER IT IS YOU WANT TO SUE FOR.

AND SO IF FOLKS WANT TO SUE US, BRING IT ON.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY ON THAT.

WE HAVE WILL HAVE OUR DAY IN COURT IF WE GET THERE.

BUT I'M ONE OF THOSE I'M NOT AFRAID TO FIGHT.

AND SO IF WE WANT TO GO ON TO GO TO COURT, DRESS UP AND LET'S GO.

ALL RIGHT. SO I'M READY FOR THE VOTE AND I'M GOING TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF US INVESTING IN PRINCIPLES AND ADVOCACY THAT WE HAVE VOTED AROUND THIS HORSESHOE, WHICH AND I KNOW THIS IS YOUR LAST MEETING AS WELL.

COUNCIL MEMBER THOMAS, ABOUT THAT WORD.

VERY POWERFUL WORD.

EQUITY. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY REMEMBERS THE MOTION TO DENY.

WE DON'T HAVE A MOTION ON THE ADOPTION BEFORE US AT THIS POINT.

SO ARE WE GONNA DO A RECORD VOTE? IS THAT WHAT WE'RE DOING? WE'RE NOT GOING TO VOTE YET.

OK. WE HAVE A FEW MORE SPEAKERS.

OKAY, POP IT UP. BUT WE WILL IF YOU WANT ONE.

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DID YOU. ARE YOU REQUESTING ONE? WE NEED ONE SO WE DON'T GET CONFUSED.

AND THE VOICE VOTE.

OKAY. WE'LL HAVE A RECORD VOTE THEN.

BEFORE I GO BACK TO MR. WEST, I NEED TO GO. ACTUALLY, YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE NOW.

SO, MR. MAYOR, THAT WAS MY REQUEST FOR A RECORD VOTE ON THE DENIAL.

OKAY. ANYONE ELSE WISH TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST CHAIRMAN MCHUGH'S MOTION TO DENY ON ITEM 14? SEEING NONE, THE RECORD VOTE'S BEEN REQUESTED.

RECORD VOTES GRANTED. LET'S. LET'S GO.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

THIS IS ON THE MOTION TO DENY.

EVERYONE, REMEMBER THAT.

THANK YOU. YES.

IS TO DENY. THANK YOU.

WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE STATE.

YES, IF YOU WANT TO DENY OR NO.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DENY, JUST WANNA MAKE SURE EVERYONE DOESN'T GET TURNED AROUND ON THIS ONE.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER. EXCUSE ME, MAYOR.

WOULD YOU RESTATE THAT AGAIN? WE DON'T WANT TO SUPPORT IT.

I THINK SOME OF THE FOLKS WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT RIGHT THE MOTION ON THE FLOOR IS.

A MOTION TO DENY THE ITEM.

SO IF YOU ARE VOTING YES, YOU ARE VOTING TO DENY THE ITEM.

SO A NO VOTE WOULD BE TO NOT DENY IT AND THEN THE FLOOR WOULD BE OPEN FOR ANOTHER MOTION.

BUT WE DON'T HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE IN FRONT OF US.

I JUST WANT TO BE SURE, EVERYBODY.

THEN VOTE BY ACCIDENT THE WAY THEY DON'T INTEND.

THAT'S IT. THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER WEST.

I VOTE NO ON THE MOTION TO DENY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR.

THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER MORENO.

NO. COUNCIL MEMBER.

THOMAS. COUNCIL MEMBER.

RESENDEZ. COUNCIL MEMBER.

BAZALDUA. COUNCIL MEMBER.

ATKINS. NO.

COUNCIL MEMBER. BLACKMON.

COUNCIL MEMBER. MCGOUGH.

COUNCIL MEMBER SCHULTZ.

COUNCIL MEMBER. MENDELSOHN.

COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIS.

COUNCIL MEMBER RIDLEY.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM NARVAEZ NO.

MAYOR PRO TEM ARNOLD.

NO. MAYOR JOHNSON.

NO. WITH 13 VOTING YES, I'M SORRY, WITH THREE VOTING YES AND 12 VOTING NO, THE MOTION FAILS, MR. MAYOR. OKAY.

I STILL SEE PEOPLE IN THE QUEUE HERE.

SO. MR. WEST. MOTION TO APPROVE.

SECOND. IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION, MR. WEST? ANY DISCUSSION? ANYONE.

SEEING. NONE. RECORD VOTE'S BEEN REQUESTED.

MADAM SECRETARY.

THANK YOU. LET'S PROCEED.

THIS IS A MOTION TO APPROVE.

AND I CALL YOUR NAME. PLEASE STATE.

YES, IF YOU'RE IN FAVOR. NO, IF YOU'RE OPPOSED.

COUNCIL MEMBER WEST COUNCIL MEMBER MORENO.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER THOMAS.

COUNCIL MEMBER. RESENDEZ.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER.

BAZALDUA. YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER. ATKINS.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER.

BLACKMON. YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER. MCGOUGH.

COUNCIL MEMBER SCHULTZ.

COUNCIL MEMBER. MENDELSOHN.

COUNCIL MEMBER. WILLIS.

COUNCIL MEMBER RIDLEY.

THE DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM NARVAEZ YES.

MAYOR PRO TEM ARNOLD.

YES. MAYOR JOHNSON.

YES. WITH 13 VOTING YES.

I'M SORRY. I'M HAVING AN OFF DAY WITH 12 VOTING YES, THREE VOTING NO.

THE MOTION PASSES, MR. MAYOR. OKAY, GREAT.

LET'S MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM.

YOUR NEXT ITEM IS AGENDA ITEM 25.

[25. 23-1435 Authorize (1) selection of the recommended most advantageous proposal submitted by Brinshore Development, LLC for City Solicitation BVZ22-00020234 (Request for Proposals for Transit-Oriented Development of Property Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit at the Hampton Station), most advantageous proposer of three; and (2) the City Manager or designee to execute an exclusive negotiation agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with Brinshore Development, LLC or an affiliate - Financing: No cost consideration to the City (Part 1 of 2)]

[26. 23-1434 Authorize (1) selection of the recommended most advantageous proposal submitted by The John Trube Corporation for City Solicitation BVZ22-00020444 (Request for Proposals for Transit-Oriented Development of Property Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit at the 8th & Corinth Station), most advantageous proposer of 1, and (2) the City Manager or designee to execute exclusive negotiation agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with The John Trube Corporation or an affiliate - Financing: No cost consideration to the City (Part 1 of 2)]

[27. 23-1439 Authorize (1) selection of the recommended most advantageous proposal submitted by Servitas, LLC for City Solicitation BVZ22- 00020446 (Request for Proposals for Transit-Oriented Development of Property Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit at the Royal Lane Station), most advantageous proposer of 1, and (2) the City Manager or designee to execute an exclusive negotiation agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with Servitas, LLC, or an affiliate - Financing: No cost consideration to the City (Part 1 of 2)]

[28. 23-1436 Authorize (1) selection of the recommended most advantageous proposal submitted by the John Trube Corporation for City Solicitation BVZ22-00020447 (Request for Proposals for Transit-Oriented Development of Property Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit at the Westmoreland Station), most advantageous proposer of 2, and (2) the City Manager or designee to execute an exclusive negotiation agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with John Trube Corporation, or an affiliate - Financing: No cost consideration to the City (Part 1 of 2)]

[29. 23-1437 Authorize (1) selection of the recommended most advantageous proposal submitted by JPI Multifamily Development, LLC for City Solicitation BVZ22-00020448 (Request for Proposals for Transit-Oriented Development of Property Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit at the Lake June Station), most advantageous proposer of three; and (2) the City Manager or designee to execute an exclusive negotiation agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with JPI Multifamily Development, LLC, or an affiliate - Financing: No cost consideration to the City (Part 1 of 2)]

[30. 23-1438 Authorize (1) selection of the recommended most advantageous proposal submitted by Palladium USA International, Inc for City Solicitation BVZ22-00020443 (Request for Proposals for Transit-Oriented Development of Property Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit at the Buckner Station), most advantageous proposer of 2, and (2) the City Manager or designee to execute an exclusive negotiation agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with Palladium USA International, Inc. or an affiliate -- Financing: No cost consideration to the City (Part 1 of 2)]

JUNE. ITEM 25, AUTHORIZE ONE SELECTION OF THE RECOMMENDED MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY BRYN SHORE DEVELOPMENT LLC.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR TRANSIT.

FOR TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY.

I'M SORRY, WHAT PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY.

CAN WE LET HER? IS IT TIMELY TO DO IT RIGHT NOW? OKAY, GO AHEAD. IT IS.

I WOULD ASK THE CHAIR IF YOU COULD MOVE ITEMS 25 THROUGH 32 AFTER THE VOTE FOR ITEM NUMBER 60.

25 THROUGH 30.

THE ONES YOU'VE PULLED 25 THROUGH 32.

TAKE THEM AFTER WHAT NOW? NUMBER 60.

OKAY. I'LL TAKE THAT UNDER ADVISEMENT.

THEY HAVE A DART INTERSECTION, AND SO I WAS HOPING WE COULD RESOLVE 60 BEFORE WE TALKED ABOUT THOSE.

ALL RIGHT, I'LL TAKE THAT UNDER ADVISEMENT, BUT I'M GOING TO LET THE CITY SECRETARY FINISH WHAT SHE WAS SAYING FIRST.

THANK YOU. OKAY. DO ME TO CONTINUE READING ITEM 25.

THANK YOU. ITEM 25 AUTHORIZE ONE SELECTION OF THE RECOMMENDED MOST ADVANTAGEOUS, ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSALS SUBMITTED BY BRANT ESSER DEVELOPMENT, LLC.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY OWNED BY DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT AT THE HAMPTON STATION.

MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL THREE AND TO THE CITY MANAGER OR DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE AN EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION AGREEMENT APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY WITH BRANT SHAW DEVELOPMENT LLC OR AN AFFILIATE SITE AND WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN.

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IS THERE A MOTION ON ITEM 25? MOTION TO APPROVE. SECOND, IT'S BEEN MOVED IN SECOND.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? YOU PULLED THE CHAIR.

MENDELSOHN SO TRADITIONAL.

GO TO THE PERSON WHO PULLED IT FOR DISCUSSION IF THEY HAVE ANY.

FIRST, DID YOU HAVE ANY DISCUSSION? IS IT IS A MOTION IN ORDER TO DEFER THIS ITEM? NOT AT THIS POINT. YOU'D HAVE TO.

IT'S BEEN MOVED FOR APPROVAL AT THIS POINT, SO THAT WOULD HAVE TO FAIL FIRST.

ALL RIGHT. IT IS.

OKAY. WELL, YOU COULD ACTUALLY.

I STAND CORRECTED. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. I MOVE TO DEFER THIS ITEM TO LATER IN THE MEETING AFTER ITEM NUMBER 60.

AT TIME CERTAIN A DATE, CERTAIN AFTER ITEM NUMBER 60 IS A TIME CERTAIN, I BELIEVE.

IS THERE A SECOND? MOVED IN SECOND.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS MOTION? GO AHEAD. YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES ON YOUR MOTION.

THANK YOU. BECAUSE A COUPLE OF PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME WHY, AND THERE IS AN INTERSECTION HERE.

ALL OF THESE ITEMS ARE FOR TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH DART.

AND I THINK THAT THERE'S BROAD SUPPORT FOR THESE ITEMS AND I WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THAT BROAD SUPPORT.

I'LL JUST SAY, HOWEVER, WHEN WE GET TO TALKING ABOUT ITEM 60, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT MANY HAVE SAID WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH LEVERAGE ON.

AND I THINK BY HOLDING THESE ITEMS, IT MIGHT HELP US REFRAME THAT.

SO I THINK THERE'S NO HARM WAITING TILL LATER IN THE MEETING.

AND I WOULD ASK MY COLLEAGUES TO JUST WAIT A LITTLE BIT OF TIME.

THANK YOU. ANYONE ELSE WISH TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST THE MOTION TO DEFER TILL LATER IN THE MEETING, SPECIFICALLY AFTER ITEM 60.

MISTER WEST, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANKS. THIS IS MORE OF A POINT OF INFORMATION AND THE REASONING IS SOUND.

I WOULD SUPPORT THAT.

DO I NEED TO WITHDRAW MY MOTION OR DID THAT ONE? THAT ONE. OKAY. SO I THINK WHAT THE PARLIAMENTARIAN IS TELLING ME, AND I APPRECIATE IT, IS THAT THAT MOTION TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER THE MOTION THAT WAS ON THE FLOOR BEFORE.

AND IF IT'S GRANTED, THEN IT WOULD IT WOULD OBVIATE YOUR MOTION.

SURE. BUT I'LL LET YOU LET YOU PUT IT ON THE RECORD.

I DON'T WANT IT TO BE MY EXPLANATION.

LET LET IT BE YOURS.

EXPLAIN WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF YOUR MAIN MOTION TO APPROVE WOULD STAY ON THE.

ON THE TABLE. ON THE FLOOR, THE MOTION TO TABLE UNTIL AFTER 60 JUST MOVES IT TO A LATER TIME.

SO THE MOTION THAT YOU HAVE ON THE FLOOR STAYS ON THE FLOOR.

OKAY. THANK YOU FOR THAT.

FOR THIS, I'LL SPEAK FOR FOR ITEM 25.

I'M FINE WITH WITH THAT.

I CAN'T SPEAK FOR THE OTHERS, BUT I GENERALLY SUPPORT THE MOTION FOR ALL OF THEM BECAUSE I THINK THEY'RE ALL RELATED AND IT MAKES SENSE.

THANK YOU. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISH TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST THE MOTION TO DEFER? CHAIRMAN BAZALDUA, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

YES. THANK YOU.

I JUST WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF WE COULD HAVE STAFF WEIGH IN ON THE INTERSECTION OF THESE ITEMS. THANK YOU.

TO COME ON UP, ROBIN, AND SHE CAN TALK ABOUT THE BROADER CONTEXT OF WHAT THESE ITEMS MEAN AND OR EVEN HOW WE GOT HERE.

I'D SAY IF THE CONCERN IS THIS MIGHT ACTUALLY HAVE ANY DIRECT BEARING ON THE DISCUSSION AROUND ITEM 60, I WOULD SAY I DON'T BELIEVE IT DOES.

I THINK THESE ITEMS IN PARTICULAR WERE AT THE CITY'S REQUEST TO FIND WAYS TO BETTER IMPROVE AND MARKET AND THEN ULTIMATELY DEVELOP DART'S PROPERTY WITH SOME CONTROL MECHANISMS AROUND NOT JUST HIGHEST AND BEST OFFER, BUT THE ACTUAL UTILIZATION AND WHAT GOES ON THE FOOTPRINT.

AND SO IN MY MIND, IF I WON'T USE THE WORD LEVERAGE, BUT TO ME, BEYOND THE TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT ASPECTS OF IT, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THE CITY WANTED IN DART FOUND THEIR WAY TO AGREE TO HELP US ADVANCE A BENEFICIAL USE FOR PROPERTIES THAT IN MANY CASES HAVE SAT FALLOW AND DORMANT.

AND SO ROBIN MAY WANT TO WEIGH IN ON SPECIFICALLY HOW WE GOT HERE AND WHY THAT'S THE CASE.

BUT I THINK THE TWO ITEMS ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.

AND BUT IF COUNCIL WANTS TO DEFER AND WAIT, BUT I DON'T THINK IT HAS ANY BEARING ON DART'S POSITION ON ITEM NUMBER 60, IN MY OPINION.

RIGHT. COMPLETELY AGREE.

NOTHING TO ADD, I SAID.

I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOUR ANALYSIS.

NOTHING TO ADD. I DON'T THINK THERE'S HARM IN DELAYING THEM.

IN MY MIND THEY ARE NOT RELATED ITEMS. MR. WEST, IS THAT SATISFY YOU IN TERMS OF.

THAT WAS MY. OH, SORRY, MR. BAZALDUA, IS THAT ENOUGH FOR YOU? YEAH, THAT IS I JUST ACTUALLY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW PROCEDURALLY, SINCE THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC HEARING, AND IF THE CONCERN IS TO TAKE UP 60 FIRST, WHY WE AREN'T JUST ASKING TO TAKE UP 60 FIRST INSTEAD OF KEEPING THESE UNTIL THE AFTERNOON? OH, NO, I THINK CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, I DIDN'T MAKE THE MOTION.

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I THINK WHAT SHE'S JUST SAYING IS SHE JUST WANTS TO MAKE SURE THOSE OCCUR AFTER 60 WHENEVER SHE WASN'T ASKING TO NECESSARILY MOVE.

SO I THOUGHT IT WAS TIME CERTAIN AFTER 130.

NO, NO. OKAY.

NO, THIS IS JUST ABOUT SHE JUST WANT TO ORDER OF WHEN THOSE 60 NEEDS TO HAPPEN BEFORE THESE OTHERS FOR HER ARGUMENT, BUT NOT FOR A LEGAL REASON. OKAY.

YEAH. THANK YOU.

OF COURSE. OKAY.

I HAD TO LOOK AT MY NUMBERS AGAIN.

LET'S SEE. OH, CHAIRMAN ATKINS, I BELIEVE YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

AND REMEMBER, WE'RE ON A MOTION TO DEFER TO A TIME CERTAIN, WHICH IS AFTER ITEM 60 WHENEVER THAT OCCURS.

I GUESS TO MOTION TO DEFER TO ITEM 60 IF I HEAR THE MOTION CORRECTLY, IT REFERRING TO THE NEGOTIATION OF THE THE DEFINITION OF WHAT IS IN THE IL A AND WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO DO WITH THE OTHER ITEMS? Y YOU KNOW, I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT THE RELATIONSHIP.

I THINK THAT'S YOU'RE DIRECTING THAT QUESTION TO STAFF.

THAT'S NOT, IT'S NOT YOU'RE NOT A PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY.

IT'S ABOUT, AGAIN, I THINK IT'S ANOTHER QUESTION ABOUT THE CONNECTEDNESS.

SO I THINK AS I PREVIOUSLY STATED, I DON'T BELIEVE THE ITEMS ARE CONNECTED.

NO DISCUSSIONS WHETHER AROUND THE ILLA OR ANY MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING HAVE BROACHED THIS SUBJECT.

AGAIN, THIS IS AT THE CITY'S REQUEST AND OUR DESIRE TO SEE THESE VACANT LAND PARCELS AROUND DART STATIONS OR NEAR THEM DEVELOPED IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CITY.

AND I THINK DART HAD BEEN COOPERATIVE TO ALLOW US TO DO THAT.

AND I THINK WE'VE GONE THROUGH RFP PROCESSES TO GET US HERE.

AND SO I THINK, AGAIN, I HAVEN'T HAD ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT THESE OTHER THAN THEIR WILLINGNESS TO WORK THROUGH HOW THEY MONETIZE THEIR PROPERTY AND THE RESTRICTIONS AROUND THEIR PROPERTY THAT ALLOWED US TO THEN FACILITATE GOING TO GET THEM DEVELOPED.

AND SO I DON'T SEE ANY NEXUS.

BUT AGAIN, I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY HARM IN DELAYING THE DISCUSSION, BUT I DON'T SEE ANY CONNECTION.

AND I GUESS SINCE ALL OF THESE IS DEALING WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND THAT'S MY CONCERN IS I'M TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT I DO HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING THAT WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ITEMS 60 BEFORE THESE RIGHT HERE, THESE ITEMS IS TALKING ABOUT ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.

AND IN ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR DIFFERENT DISTRICTS.

AND I'M JUST GOING TO CLEAR ARRIVING, I GUESS, ROBIN, WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, IS THESE ITEMS, DO THEY HAVE ANY RELATIONSHIP WITH FINANCE? DEVELOPER OF THIS PROPERTY IF THEY DELAY? NO, AS LONG AS WE CONSIDER TODAY, WE'RE FINE.

SO THIS IS JUST TO CLOSE THE PROCUREMENT AND BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS.

YOU'LL REMEMBER COUNCIL HAS ALREADY APPROVED A SEPARATE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND DART FOR THIS PROCESS.

AND SO, LIKE I SAID, NO REAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THESE ITEMS, BUT THERE'S NOT A PROBLEM IN DELAYING THEM UNTIL LATER IN THE DAY.

OKAY. THANK YOU. JEROME WILLIS.

RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I AM SUPPORTIVE OF DELAYING THIS.

IT'S JUST MAYBE LESS THAN AN HOUR AWAY.

AND, YOU KNOW, THIS COUNCIL HAS BEEN AN ARDENT SUPPORTER OF HOUSING.

I THINK WE'VE JUST DEMONSTRATED THAT.

I'VE HEARD MY COLLEAGUES SPEAK WITH EXCITEMENT AROUND THESE PROJECTS.

I KNOW WE'VE BEEN ANXIOUS ABOUT THEM.

AND WHILE IT WILL BENEFIT THE CITY OF DALLAS WITH OUR HOUSING INVENTORY, IT WILL CERTAINLY BENEFIT DART AS WELL BECAUSE THEY'RE TRYING TO REBOUND WITH THEIR RIDERSHIP NUMBERS AND INFUSING PEOPLE ON OUR LIGHT RAIL IS GOING TO HELP WITH A SECURITY PROBLEM AND THAT'S A BIG PROBLEM THAT WE'VE HAD AND WILL DEFINITELY BE A BOOST TO THEM.

SO I THINK THAT THAT THEY HAVE AS MUCH ADVANTAGE IN SEEING HOUSING BUILT BY THEIR RAIL BY THESE TRANSIT STATIONS AS WE DO.

I DO SEE A CONNECTION AND IT'S CALLED STRATEGY, AND IT'S ABOUT NEGOTIATING THE BEST TERMS FOR DALLAS AND HER CITIZENS.

AND SO THERE IS A RELATIONSHIP HERE.

AND I THINK THAT BY DELAYING THIS, WE CAN CONSIDER THAT AS A BODY IN WHOLE AND MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS.

SO I THINK IT'S A GOOD MOVE AND IT'S NOT A VERY LONG ONE.

SO I THINK IT'S A GOOD MOVE.

THANK YOU. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING MAYOR PRO TEM YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU. AND JUST QUICKLY, JUST FOR THE GOOD OF THE CITY, GOOD OF THE STATE, GOOD OF THE NATION, AS WE TALK ABOUT THESE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, AS I KNOW, I HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT ONE OF THE ITEMS TODAY.

WE WANT TO BE TRANSPARENT.

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I'M VERY UNCOMFORTABLE WHEN WE'RE NOT GETTING ENOUGH TRANSPARENCY.

BUT I ALSO AND IF I CHALLENGE A PROJECT, IT'S GOING TO BE AROUND THAT.

BUT WHAT I'VE BEEN ABLE TO ALSO ASCERTAIN IN THE LAST WEEK WITH SOME OF OUR PARTNERS IS THAT THERE IS A FIELD THAT WE ARE ARE BELABORING SOME OF THESE PROJECTS TO THE POINT WHERE WE'RE TALKING THEM TO DEATH AND SO WE CONTINUE TO DRAG THEM OUT.

AND SO I'M HOPING TODAY WE'RE ABLE TO IS GET TO THE REAL CORE AND GET TO THE MEAT OF WHERE WE'RE TRYING TO GO WITH THE TRANSPORTATION, BECAUSE THESE DOLLARS WILL BEGIN TO MELT RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR VERY EYES IF WE CONTINUE TO DRAG OUT THE CONVERSATION AROUND THESE PROJECTS. AND SO I KNOW THAT AND I DON'T WANT TO SOUND LIKE I'M DOUBLE TALKING, BUT YES, I AM FOR TRANSPARENCY.

I AM DEFINITELY AN ADVOCATE FOR DISTRICT FOUR.

BUT WHAT WE WANT IS TO MAKE SURE THAT STAFF IS BRINGING THE WHOLE CONVERSATION AND THE DETAILS.

SO AS WE'RE TALKING, WE'RE NOT FRUSTRATED.

AND THEN ON THE OTHER END, OUR PARTNERS DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT THE POLITICAL AGENDA IS AND THEY KNOW THEY'VE DELIVERED DOLLARS AND THEY'VE DONE WHAT THEY COULD DO.

BUT STAFF, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE'RE DOING WHAT IS NEEDED IN TERMS OF PROVIDING INFORMATION TO STAFF TO TO THE COUNCIL SO WE DON'T HAVE ALL THESE LONG DRAWN OUT QUESTIONS.

MY INTENTION, AND FOR THE RECORD IS NOT TO STALL PROJECTS TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE COMMUNITY, BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE NOT INVOLVED IN ANY IN THE MIDDLE OF A POLITICAL WHATEVER AGENDA MAY BE WHERE WE'RE NOT GETTING ALL THE INFORMATION.

AND SO TODAY, AS I SPEAK, ESPECIALLY ABOUT DISTRICT FOUR PROJECT THAT'S ON ONE OF THESE LISTS, MY PROJECT, MY CONCERN IS GOING TO BE TRANSPARENCY, EFFICIENCY AND INCLUSION, COMMUNITY AND REALITY OF WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING AROUND THIS IN THE ITEM.

SO I'M NOT REALLY WILD ABOUT REORDERING, BUT IF IT'S NOT GOING TO KILL IT, I CAN DEAL WITH IT.

AND THEN IF I STOP TALKING, WE CAN PROBABLY MOVE ON FASTER.

AND THEN OF COURSE, THE DAY IF WE KIND OF GET TO THE MEAT AND MAKE SURE IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT AND THE MADNESS HAS TO BE REMOVED SO WE CAN GET TO THESE DOLLARS AND GET THESE PROJECTS OUT TO OUR COMMUNITIES.

AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO.

AND MAYOR, THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO BE ABLE TO SAY.

SO I'M GOING TO TURN MY COMMENTS OFF NOW SO WE CAN GO AHEAD AND GET TO THE MEAT.

ALL RIGHT. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISH TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST THE MOTION TO DEFER TO AFTER ITEM? 60. I DON'T SEE ANYONE SO WE'LL VOTE ON THIS SOMEBODY REQUEST.

OKAY. WE DON'T NEED ONE. GREAT.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE? AYE. ANY OPPOSED? THE MOTION PREVAILS WILL DEFER THE DISCUSSION ON 25 WAS THE MOTION ON ITEM 25 TO AFTER ITEM 60 IS TAKEN UP.

MR. MAYOR, FOR MY CLARITY, IS THERE A CONSENSUS OF THE COUNCIL TO TO HOLD THE REMAINING ITEMS ITEMS 26 THROUGH 30 AS WELL? THERE WASN'T THERE WASN'T A MOTION.

BUT SINCE I CAN DO THAT, I'LL JUST ASK IF THERE IS ANY OBJECTION.

IS THERE ANY OBJECTION TO HEARING? NONE SO ORDERED.

SO WE'LL JUST TAKE THOSE UP AFTER ITEM 60 AS WELL.

NOTED, MR. MAYOR, YOUR NEXT ITEM AGENDA ITEM 33, JUNE.

[33. 23-1532 Authorize the City Manager or his or her designee to (1) execute a Forbearance and Loan Modification Agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with TEOF Hotel LP, a Texas limited partnership (Borrower) and Lawrence E. Hamilton, III, as trustee of the Lawrence E. Hamilton Living Trust (Guarantor) related to City’s loan of Section 108 funds for rehabilitation of a blighted and vacant hotel structure known as the Hotel Project; (2) execute an Amended and Restated Promissory Note with Borrower, approved as to form by the City Attorney; (3) execute a Guaranty Agreement with Guarantor, approved as to form by the City Attorney; (4) amend the existing Section 108 loan agreement between the City and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Hotel Project (B-12-MC-48-0009) to incorporate a new Collateral Assignment Agreement, each approved as to form by the City Attorney; (5) execute any other documents deemed necessary by HUD or the City Attorney’s Office and that the execution of all such and aforementioned loan documents shall be contingent on HUD’s final approval of terms; and (6) deposit $1,732,047.00 into CDBG Program Income Fund as the City receives repayments from TEOF Hotel LP according to the proposed amended amortization schedule to repay the CARES Act Funds used by the City to make principal and interest payments to HUD between January 1, 2021 and August 1, 2022 - Financing: No cost consideration to the City (see Fiscal Information)]

ITEM 33, AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE TO ONE EXECUTE A FORBEARANCE AND LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY WITH TAF HOTEL L.P..

A TEXAS LOVE TO DO THAT.

BUT NO, SHE MADE THESE ARRANGEMENTS SORRY, A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP BORROWER AND LAWRENCE E HAMILTON, THE THIRD AS TRUSTEE OF THE LAWRENCE E HAMILTON LIVING TRUST GRANTOR RELATED TO CITY LOANS TO CITIES LOAN OF SECTION 108 FUNDS FOR REHABILITATION OF A BLIGHTED AND VACANT HOTEL STRUCTURE KNOWN AS THE HOTEL PROJECT TO EXECUTE AN AMENDED AND RESTATED PROMISSORY NOTE WITH BORROWER BORROWER APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE CITY.

ATTORNEY. THREE.

EXECUTE A GUARANTY AGREEMENT WITH GUARANTOR APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY FOR AMEND THE EXISTING SECTION 108 LOAN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DALLAS AND THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOR THE HOTEL PROJECT TO INCORPORATE A NEW COLLATERAL ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT, EACH APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY.

FIVE. EXECUTE ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS DEEMED NECESSARY BY HUD OR THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, AND THAT THE EXECUTION OF ALL SUCH AND AFOREMENTIONED LOAN DOCUMENTS SHALL BE CONTINGENT ON HUD'S FINAL APPROVAL OF TERMS AND SIX DEPOSIT OF

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$1,732,047 INTO CDBG PROGRAM INCOME FUND AS THE CITY RECEIVED REPAYMENTS FROM TAF HOTEL LP, ACCORDING TO THE PROPOSED AMENDED AMORTIZATION SCHEDULE TO REPAY THE CARES ACT FUNDS USED BY THE CITY TO MAKE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYMENTS TO HUD BETWEEN JANUARY 1ST, 2021 AND AUGUST 1ST, 2022.

THIS ITEM WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN.

IS THERE A MOTION MOTION FOR APPROVAL? SECOND, IT'S BEEN MOVED. AND SECOND, ANY DISCUSSION? CHAIRWOMAN MENDELSOHN, WE'LL GO TO YOU FIRST RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU. IT'S BEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS SINCE WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS ITEM.

THIS IS THE HOTEL THAT IS GUARANTEED BY CDBG LOAN THAT NOTIFIED THE CITY THAT THEY WERE UNABLE TO CONTINUE MAKING PAYMENTS AND PUT QUITE A BIT OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE AT RISK.

AND I UNDERSTAND THAT WE'VE USED, YOU KNOW, ARPA FUNDS TO MAKE THOSE PAYMENTS FOR THEM.

BUT AT THE TIME, I BELIEVE CITY MANAGER, YOU HAD SAID THAT THE OWNER WAS NOT FINANCIALLY CAPABLE TO DO THE WORK.

AND I'M WONDERING WHAT KIND OF GUARANTEES YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO SECURE KIND OF LOAN GUARANTEE.

I DIDN'T SEE IT IN THE DOCUMENTATION.

THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION.

I HAVE ROBIN COME UP AND ADDRESS THAT.

THE DIRECTOR. GOOD MORNING, COUNSEL.

ROBIN BENTLEY WITH THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

SO AS YOU'LL REMEMBER, WITH SECTION 108, THERE ARE ACTUALLY TWO LOAN AGREEMENTS.

THE CITY HAS A LOAN WITH HUD AND THE CITY HAS A LOAN WITH THE BORROWER.

AND WE TYPICALLY REPAY HUD FROM THE PROCEEDS OF OUR LOAN WITH THE BORROWER.

DURING THE PANDEMIC, THE HOTEL WAS NOT GETTING ENOUGH OCCUPANCY TO MAKE PAYMENTS, BOTH ON THE SENIOR BANK NOTE AND ON THE CITY SUBORDINATE NOTE.

AND SO WE HAD NO REVENUE TO PAY HUD, BUT WE HAVE TO PAY HUD.

AND SO WE USE THE CARES ACT FUNDING APPROXIMATELY 1.8 MILLION TO MAKE SURE WE STAYED IN GOOD STANDING WITH HUD.

THEY HAVE STARTED MAKING PAYMENTS AGAIN.

AND SO THIS AMENDMENT, WHICH WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON WITH HUD AND THE BORROWER, AMENDS OUR LOAN AGREEMENT TO CATCH UP ALL OF THOSE MISSED PAYMENTS.

THEY'RE SPREAD OUT OVER THE REMAINING FIVE YEARS OF THE LOAN.

SO THE CITY WILL BE MADE WHOLE, THE CARES ACT FUNDING WILL BE REPAID AND THE REMAINDER OF THE LOAN WOULD BE REPAID.

WE HAVE SECURED ADDITIONAL SECURITY FOR THE CITY.

SINCE WE'RE IN A SUBORDINATE POSITION, WE HAVE A GUARANTEE FROM THE HAMILTON FAMILY TRUST.

IT REQUIRES $5 MILLION OF LIQUIDITY AND $25 MILLION OF TOTAL VALUE.

AND SO WITH THE PROPERTY VALUE AND THE GUARANTEE THAT TOTALS MORE THAN THE VALUE OF THE SENIOR LOAN AND THE CITY SUBORDINATE LOAN.

SO WE FEEL THAT WE'RE ADEQUATELY COVERED.

THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE THAT.

SIX MONTHS AFTER WE DID THE INITIAL LOAN, WE DID A LOAN MODIFICATION.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED WITH THAT LOAN MODIFICATION? ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT IN EARLY 2020, THE 504,000? WELL, WHEN WE TOOK AWAY OTHER COVENANTS AND MADE A PERSONAL GUARANTEE AVAILABLE, YES.

SO AT THE BEGINNING OF 2020, AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC, THE BORROWER WAS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE ONE PAYMENT, WHICH WE ALL THOUGHT THE PANDEMIC WOULD BE SHORT LIVED. AND SO AT THAT POINT, THE CITY JUST REFINANCED THAT ONE PAYMENT WITH HUD WHEN IT BECAME CLEAR THIS WOULD BE A LONGER TERM ISSUE THAN WE CAME AND ASKED FOR THE CARES ACT FUNDING THE 504 AMENDMENT DID REQUIRE A GUARANTEE, AS BEST I CAN TELL, THAT GUARANTEE WAS NEVER EXECUTED.

AND SO WE'VE ASKED FOR A MORE ROBUST GUARANTEE FROM THE FULL FAMILY, NOT JUST THE INDIVIDUAL WHO HAD PROMISED THE GUARANTEE FOR THE 504.

AND SO WE HAVE AT THIS POINT A BETTER GUARANTEE THAT WAS AGREED TO IN 2020, EARLY IN 2020.

OKAY. UM, AND I BELIEVE I HAVE.

NOTE YOU'VE ALREADY ANSWERED THE SECOND QUESTION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MR. MORENO, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I WILL BE VOTING IN FAVOR OF THE APPROVAL AS MOTIONED.

I BELIEVE THAT THE ALL PARTIES HAVE AGREED TO TO THE NEW TERMS. I BELIEVE WE'RE IN A BETTER PLACE THAN WE WERE.

AND AGAIN, THIS WAS DUE TO COVID NUMBERS DURING HOTEL STAYS.

AND SO I WILL BE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION AND THANK STAFF FOR THE CLARITY AND JUST MAKING SURE EVERYONE WAS UP TO DATE ON WHAT'S HAPPENING.

OF COURSE, ANYONE ELSE WISHES TO BE CHAIRWOMAN.

MENDELSOHN, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES.

THANK YOU. I ALSO WILL BE IN SUPPORT OF IT.

BUT WE DID NEED TO MAKE SURE ABOUT THE LOAN GUARANTEE.

AND MY CONCERN IS, NUMBER ONE, HAVING PLEDGED CDBG FUNDS FOR A PROJECT WHERE INITIALLY I THINK WE HAD APPROPRIATE COVENANTS, BUT THEN IT WAS REFINANCED WITH A PERSONAL GUARANTEE THAT DIDN'T ACTUALLY HAVE DOLLARS BACKING IT UP.

AND I JUST THINK THAT THESE ARE THE KINDS OF DETAILS IN THE WEED THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO BE VERY COGNIZANT OF.

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IT WAS NOT THIS GROUP THAT DID THAT, BUT THIS REALLY PUT ALL OF OUR CDBG DOLLARS AT RISK.

AND HAD WE NOT HAD THE CRF, WE WOULD HAVE HAD TO GO INTO OUR RESERVE ACCOUNT.

SO I'M THANKFUL FOR THE RENEGOTIATION THAT HAPPENED.

I APPRECIATE IT. I KNOW THAT A LOT OF WORK HAPPENED AND SO THANK YOU AND THANK YOU FOR STRENGTHENING THE CITY'S POSITION ON THIS.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST? ITEM 33? SEEING NONE. ALL IN FAVOR.

SAY AYE. ANY OPPOSED? EYES HAVE IT. THANK YOU.

AGENDA ITEM 34 AUTHORIZE THE ONE RATIFICATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $545,116.43 TO PAY OUTSTANDING

[34. 23-1432 Authorize the (1) ratification in the amount of $545,116.43 to pay outstanding invoices due to Family Endeavors, Inc. dba Endeavors for encampment sheltering services from January 27, 2023 through May 26, 2023; and (2) execution of a contract with Family Endeavors, Inc. dba Endeavors for services in the amount of $1,090,232.86 for encampment sheltering services due to the closure and decommission of a homeless encampment - Total not to exceed $1,635,349.29 - Financing: General Fund]

INVOICES DUE TO FAMILY ENDEAVORS.

INC DBA ENDEAVORS FOR ENCAMPMENT SHELTERING SERVICES FROM JANUARY 27TH 2023 THROUGH MAY 26TH, 2023, AND TO EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT WITH FAMILY ENDEAVORS INC DBA ENDEAVORS FOR SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,090,232.86 FOR ENCAMPMENT SHELTERING SERVICES DUE TO THE DUE TO THE CLOSURE AND DECOMMISSION OF A HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT TOTAL NOT TO EXCEED $1,635,349.29.

THIS ITEM WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN.

IS THERE A MOTION MOVE TO APPROVE? IT'S BEEN MOVED IN SECOND. CHAIRWOMAN, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES FOR DISCUSSION.

THANK YOU. I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS ITEM.

THERE SEEM TO BE TWO DIFFERENT INVOICES, AND THE FIRST ONE IS FOR $545,000 FOR ENCAMPMENT SHELTERING AS OF JANUARY 27TH. CAN YOU TELL US EXACTLY WHAT THAT IS? YES. CHRISTINE CROSSLEY, OFFICE OF HOMELESS SOLUTIONS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT QUESTION, COUNCIL MEMBER.

THE FIRST INVOICE THAT WE HAVE TODAY IS THE FIRST ONE THAT WE HAVE FOR THE SHELTERING FROM JANUARY THROUGH MAY.

SO THAT CONTRACT JUST WRAPPED UP AND WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE COULD PAY THE INVOICES AS SOON AS WE GOT THEM.

SO YOU'LL NOTICE THAT THIS ITEM SAYS NOT TO EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF 1.635 MILLION.

OKAY. I'M SORRY. I'M TALKING ABOUT THE FIRST INVOICE, THE 545,000.

YES. SO THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM.

AND IT SAYS AS OF JANUARY 27TH, JANUARY 27TH, IT SAYS FROM JANUARY 7TH THROUGH MAY 26TH.

SO IT'S TALKING ABOUT THE TOTAL TIME PERIOD.

BUT WE JUST RECEIVED THAT INVOICE BECAUSE THE THE TOTAL TIME PERIOD WRAPPED ON MAY 26TH.

SO WE RECEIVED THE FIRST PART OF THE TOTAL THAT THEY'RE GIVING US.

THEY'RE WORKING ON THE SECOND INVOICE NOW.

AND SO WE'D LIKE TO GET THE WE'D LIKE TO GET THE ENTIRE AMOUNT OF WHAT WE COULD GO UP TO APPROVE TODAY AND PAY THAT FIRST INVOICE AND THEN BE ABLE TO PAY THE SECOND ONE WHEN IT COMES IN. SO IT MAY NOT GO ALL THE WAY UP TO 1.635 MILLION.

OKAY, HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE SHELTERED AND FOR HOW LONG? 105. AND WE SHELTERED FOR UP TO 90 DAYS.

BUT BECAUSE WE HAD AN ACTUALLY DEPRECIATING RATE OF ATTRITION OF PEOPLE MOVING INTO HOUSING, WE ACTUALLY DID IT FOR MORE LIKE FOUR MONTHS.

AND THEN WE CEASED OUR FUNDING.

AND NORTH TEXAS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AUTHORITY WAS ABLE TO DO ANOTHER MONTH OF FUNDING.

SO I THINK THERE'S STILL ABOUT 12 PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING HOUSED AND THAT CONTRACT WITH THEM WRAPS UP IN THE MONTH OF JUNE.

OKAY. AND SO FOR THE SECOND INVOICE THAT'S LISTED FOR THE $1,090,232.

SAME QUESTION.

WELL. SO THAT IS THE REMAINDER OF WHAT? SO WHEN WHEN THEY TOLD US THE BUDGET FOR 90 DAYS, THEY SAID, WE EXPECT THAT WE'LL SPEND ABOUT 545,000 EVERY 90 DAYS.

BUT THAT WAS GUARANTEEING FULL TENANCY OF 100, NOT TENANCY FULL ROOMS, I GUESS FOR 105 PEOPLE.

BUT WE KNOW THAT IT'S BEEN IT'S BEEN DECREASING RAPIDLY AS WE HOUSE PEOPLE.

SO IT ACTUALLY WON'T PROBABLY END UP BEING THIS FULL AMOUNT THAT THEY BUDGETED FOR.

BUT WE'RE WAITING FOR THE SECOND INVOICE TO COME IN BECAUSE RIGHT NOW ALL THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO PREPARE FOR US IS THAT THEY KNOW THAT THE FIRST PART OF IT COSTS THAT.

545 AND SO WE'RE SAYING WE'D LIKE TO PAY WHAT THEY'VE GIVEN US AND WE'D ALSO LIKE TO APPROVE THE REMAINING AMOUNT, WHATEVER THAT MAY BE, KNOWING THAT IT PROBABLY WON'T BE THIS HIGH. AND THEN I BELIEVE THE WAY IT WAS WRITTEN, IT SOUNDED LIKE IT WAS A SINGLE ENCAMPMENT AS OPPOSED TO MULTIPLE ENCAMPMENTS.

COULD YOU CONFIRM THAT? YES. SO THE SINGLE ENCAMPMENT ITSELF AND I DON'T HAVE THE MEMO IN FRONT OF ME, BUT THE ONE THAT WE THE FINAL WRAP UP MEMO THAT WE DID FEBRUARY 2ND OR THIRD TALKED ABOUT, IT'S A SINGLE ENCAMPMENT, BUT IT WAS SEVERAL BLOCKS LONG.

AND SO IT WAS A TOTAL OF 105 PEOPLE OVER MULTIPLE BLOCKS THAT WE JUST CLASSIFIED AS ONE ENCAMPMENT.

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DO YOU ANTICIPATE A STRATEGY OF TAKING ENCAMPMENTS AND PUTTING THEM IN HOTELS OR OTHER HOUSING LIKE THIS AND THEN WORKING TO MOVE THAT TO HOUSING? SO IT WAS AN INTERESTING CASE STUDY, AND I DID HAVE HOPE AT THE BEGINNING THAT MAYBE IT WOULD GO SO QUICKLY KNOWING THAT EVERYONE IS IN ONE PLACE, THAT IT COULD BE SOMETHING USEFUL IN OUR TOOLBOX MOVING FORWARD.

SO NOT NOT EVERY SINGLE ENCAMPMENT, BUT USEFUL FOR SOME.

BUT I WILL SAY THAT BECAUSE IT COSTS SO MUCH AND NEEDED AN EVEN EVEN MORE FUNDING THAN WE HAD ANOTHER MONTH, I JUST DON'T THINK THAT WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT 5000 PER PERSON BEFORE THEY'RE EVEN IN HOUSING, THAT IT'S FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE.

SO AT THIS POINT, I THINK IT'S, YOU KNOW, MOVING FORWARD, WE'LL JUST BE WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE.

THE REASON FOR THIS ONE WAS BECAUSE WE HAD DOCUMENTED VIOLENCE.

IT WAS A PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUE AND THE DOCTOR WAS GOING TO GET THERE THE NEXT WEEK.

AND SO WE WERE REALLY ABLE TO MAKE A PUSH TO SAY, LOOK, WE'RE ABOUT TO HOUSE THESE FOLKS ANYWAY.

LET'S JUST KIND OF BITE THE BULLET ON THIS ONE AND DO IT ONCE KNOWING THAT IT'S PROBABLY NOT THE BEST STRATEGY MOVING FORWARD.

OKAY. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST THE ADOPTION OF ITEM 34? BEING NONE. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? AYES HAVE IT.

NEXT ITEM. THANK YOU.

WE'LL NOW MOVE TO YOUR ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION, BEGINNING WITH AGENDA ITEM 57 JAYNIE.

[57. 23-922 Consideration of appointments to boards and commissions and the evaluation and duties of board and commission members (List of nominees is available in the City Secretary's Office)]

ITEM 57 IS CONSIDERATION OF APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

THIS MORNING YOU HAVE INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS AND A FULL COUNCIL APPOINTMENT.

YOUR NOMINEES FOR INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS TO THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT.

DEREK NUTALL IS BEING NOMINATED BY COUNCIL MEMBER BAZALDUA TO THE COMMUNITY POLICE OVERSIGHT BOARD.

BRIAN BAUGH IS BEING NOMINATED BY COUNCIL MEMBER RESENDEZ TO THE HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION BOARD.

SHAN Y ZAIDI IS BEING NOMINATED BY MAYOR JOHNSON TO THE MUNICIPAL LIBRARY BOARD.

STAN J. EATON IS BEING NOMINATED BY MAYOR PRO TEM ARNOLD.

YOUR NOMINEE FOR FULL COUNCIL APPOINTMENT TO THE REINVESTMENT ZONE 18 BOARD MAPLE MOCKINGBIRD ELIZABETH ORTON IS BEING NOMINATED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MORENO. THESE ARE YOUR NOMINEES, MR. MAYOR. IS THERE A MOTION? IS THERE A SECOND? IT'S BEEN MOVED.

AND SECOND, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE. ALL IN FAVOR. SAY AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? AYES HAVE IT. THANK YOU.

NEXT ITEM. THANK YOU. BEFORE I MOVE TO YOUR NEXT ITEM, UNDER BOARDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 12, A 40 F1G2 OF THE DALLAS CITY CODE, I'M REQUIRED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING NAMES OF THE BOARD MEMBERS WHO HAVE FAILED TO SUBMIT THEIR FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT FOR THE 2023 YEAR.

CYNTHIA. JACKIE.

SHE SERVES ON THE REINVESTMENT ZONE THREE BOARD.

OAK CLIFF GATEWAY.

JOSHUA KUMLER SERVES ON REINVESTMENT ZONE 15 BOARD FORT WORTH AVENUE.

ROGER ASADI SERVES ON THE ETHICS ADVISORY COMMISSION.

BELINDA THOMAS SERVES ON THE REINVESTMENT ZONE FOUR BOARD CEDARS AREA.

JESSICA DEPAZ SERVES ON THE HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION BOARD.

I'M JUST REQUIRED TO ANNOUNCE YOUR NEXT ITEM.

AGENDA ITEM 58 CONSIDERATION OF APPOINTMENTS TO THE DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR POSITIONS THREE, FOUR, FIVE,

[58. 23-1424 Consideration of appointment to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors for Positions 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, and 08 (Closed Session, if necessary, Personnel, Sec. 551.074, T. O. M. A.) (Name of nominee in the City Secretary’s Office) - Financing: No cost consideration to the City]

SIX, SEVEN AND EIGHT.

THIS IS YOUR ITEM, MR. MAYOR. DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM.

IS THERE A MOTION? YES, MR. MAYOR. I MOVE TO APPOINT THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS TO THE DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT DART BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR POSITIONS.

THREE, FOUR AND FIVE, SIX, SEVEN AND EIGHT WITH THE TERMS. WITH THE TERMS OF ALL POSITIONS TO BEGIN JULY 1ST, 2023 AND EXPIRE JUNE 30TH, 2025, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE.

JOHN BOTRELLE KILLEN.

FLORA HERNANDEZ, MICHELLE WONG KRAUSE, PATRICK KENNEDY.

ENRIQUE MCGREGOR AND ANGELA ALEXANDER.

MEMBERS. YOU'VE HEARD THE MOTION.

IT'S BEEN SECOND. IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION, MR. CHAIRMAN? MR. CHAIRMAN AND DEPUTY MAYOR.

THANK YOU, MR.. MR. MAYOR. I WOULD JUST SAY THAT.

YEAH. FIVE MINUTES. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. ALL OF THE CANDIDATES HAD GOT INTERVIEWED ON MONDAY.

THEY ALL DID AN EXCELLENT JOB.

AND WE HAVE ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR OF THE SIX THAT ARE RETURNING.

THEY'VE ALREADY BEEN SERVING ON THE DART BOARD.

AND THEN WE HAVE TWO NEW FOLKS THAT ARE FILLING IN SEATS THAT WERE PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT COMING BACK TO THE BOARD THIS TIME AROUND.

SO I'M IN SUPPORT OF THIS AND HOPE THAT WE GET THIS PASSED SO THAT WE CAN GET THEM BACK TO WORK.

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THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. CHAIRMAN THOMAS BROADNAX FOR FIVE MINUTES.

YEAH. QUESTION FOR DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM, COULD YOU REPEAT THE TWO NAMES OF THE TWO WHO WERE NEW? SURE. ENRIQUE MCGREGOR AND D'ANGELA ALEXANDER.

OKAY. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

ANYONE ELSE WISH TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST THE MOTION ITEM 58.

SEEING NONE DID YOU REQUEST A RECORD OR ANYTHING? OKAY. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

ANY OPPOSED THE EYES HAVE IT.

NEXT ITEM. AGENDA ITEM 59 IS A RESOLUTION AMENDING SECTION FIVE OF THE CITY COUNCIL RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR ELECTING THE MAYOR PRO TEM AND DEPUTY MAYOR PRO

[59. 23-1530 A resolution amending Section 5 of the City Council Rules of Procedure for electing the mayor pro tem and deputy mayor pro tem for one-year terms and codifying the ballot process - Financing: No cost consideration to the City]

TEM FOR ONE YEAR TERMS AND CODIFYING THE BALLOT PROCESS.

IS THERE A MOTION ON ITEM 59? YES, THERE WE ARE. CHAIRMAN WILLIS, THANK YOU.

I MOVE TO APPROVE THE ITEM WITH THE FOLLOWING CLARIFICATION.

THE BALLOT NOMINATION PROCEDURE WILL FOLLOW THE CUSTOMARY CITY OF DALLAS PROCESS.

SECOND MEMBERS.

IT'S BEEN MOVED.

AND SECOND, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? CHAIRWOMAN, JUST BRIEFLY.

FIVE MINUTES. OH, THANK YOU.

JUST WANTED TO BRIEFLY POINT OUT THAT ON MAY 22ND, THE ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS AD HOC COMMITTEE MET TO DISCUSS CODIFYING WHAT THIS COUNCIL HAS BEEN PRACTICING FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS. AND I'M VERY PLEASED TO BRING THIS MOTION BEFORE US TODAY.

MAYOR PRO TEM. YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU. I WOULD.

I THINK I MUST HAVE MISSED THAT CONVERSATION.

MISSED THE CLASS. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S FROM THE CHAIRWOMAN.

WHAT WE'RE WHAT WE'RE ASKING TODAY IN TERMS OF CODIFYING THIS BALLOT PROCESS AND PERHAPS THE CLARIFICATION ON HOW THIS PROCESS CAN BE CHANGED.

IF THAT'S TO THE CHAIR OR TO THE CITY SECRETARY.

IF TIME IF YOU KNOW, WHEN TIME COMES, IF A COUNCIL DECIDES TO CHANGE IT, IS THAT ALSO A PROTECTION? I'LL. YEAH, GO AHEAD.

MADAM SECRETARY, TO THE ATTORNEYS, I GUESS I NEED MORE.

I'LL DEFER TO THE CITY ATTORNEYS ON THIS ONE.

THANK YOU. THE RULES OF PROCEDURE ARE WHAT ARE BEING CHANGED TODAY, AND THEY CAN BE CHANGED AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.

ALL RIGHT. SO THE QUESTION BECOMES, WHAT IS THE PURPOSE NOW OF VOTING FOR THIS ITEM TO SOLIDIFY OR CODIFY IT JUST SO WE'LL HAVE SOMETHING TO MAKE REFERENCE TO SO WE CAN IF WE WANT TO CHANGE IT, WE CAN CHANGE IT.

THAT'S CORRECT. YOU'RE CODIFYING THE ONE YEAR PRACTICE.

OKAY. IN THE RULES OF PROCEDURE.

OKAY. AND IT CAN BE CHANGED LATER.

ALL RIGHT. AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO SPEAK TO.

WE'VE HAD SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS, AND THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT HERE.

IT'S JUST ONE FOR EFFICIENCY IN TERMS OF GOVERNMENT.

AND I KNOW WHEN WE CAME ON AND I THINK I LOST MY YEARS NOW WHEN WE CAME ON EARLIER, WE TALKED ABOUT AT THE EARLY OF OUR TERMS, WANTING TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

AND WE AND I KNOW I WAS ONE OF THOSE WHO DID NOT SUPPORT NOT VOTING FOR THE ONE YEAR TERM THAT WE KIND OF MOVE AROUND LIKE MUSICAL CHAIRS BECAUSE I WAS BROUGHT UP IN THE TWO YEAR PROCESS WHERE YOU HAD CONSISTENCY, YOU HAD SOME DEFINITIVE BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONS AND THE PROCESS WAS DEFINITIVE. AND I KNOW THAT THE MAJORITY HAS STATED THAT WE WILL CHANGE EVERY YEAR, BUT I'M HOPING THAT AS WE BEGIN TO LOOK AT WHAT WE'RE DOING IN TERMS OF DELIVERING SERVICES TO THE CITY, WE WILL LOOK FOR EFFICIENCIES, TRANSPARENCY, OF COURSE, EFFICACY ON BEHALF OF THE CONSTITUENTS. BUT I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE WAS NO CONFUSION ABOUT HOW I VOTED.

I DID NOT VOTE TO DO THE MUSICAL CHAIRS EVERY YEAR.

AND FOR THOSE OF YOU IN THE AUDIENCE, TRADITIONALLY WHAT HAPPENS HAPPENED WHEN I WAS HERE IN 20 PROBABLY 2019, MAYOR PRO TEM, THE DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM WERE FOR A TWO YEAR CYCLE AND I WOULD IMAGINE AT THAT TIME COUNCIL WOULD MAY HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IF INDEED LEADERSHIP WASN'T DOING WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO. BUT WHAT YOU HAD WAS WHAT WE DO IS THAT WE CHANGE OFFICES AND AT THE END OF TWO YEARS, AND I BELIEVE NOW, I MEAN THE POSITION EVERY TWO YEARS IT WAS AND NOW WE'RE DOING IT EVERY YEAR.

AND SO WHAT WAS GOING ON IS WHAT WE WERE CHANGING OFFICES.

NOW WE'RE CHANGING OFFICES, WHICH NOW WE'RE TRYING TO OFFSET THE EXPENSE OF MOVING AND MOVING EQUIPMENT AND CHANGING DOORS AND ALL OF THAT.

AND SO WE ARE NOW I THINK WE'RE IN A PROCESS WHERE WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO COME UP WITH A NEW FORMULA FOR KEEPING OUR OFFICES.

BUT FOR ME, I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I PUT IN FRONT OF ALL OF OUR COUNCIL MEMBERS.

YES, I WAS ONE OF THOSE WHO SUPPORTED STABILITY.

AND THAT LEADERSHIP IS NOT A POPULARITY CONTEST, THAT IT ACTUALLY DEALS WITH LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY AROUND THE HORSESHOE.

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AND THERE'S NO SLIGHT AND NO SHADE TO BE THROWN ON ANYONE.

IT'S JUST THAT I WAS BROUGHT UP IN THAT ONE YEAR SYSTEM AND THERE ARE PROBABLY MORE QUIRKS WHERE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK OUT AS WE TRY TO GO THROUGH THIS.

BUT BUT I'M GOING TO SPEAK RIGHT NOW TO ON THE POSITION THAT I AM IN, BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN HONORED TO BE SELECTED TO SERVE AS MAYOR PRO TEM. IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR.

AND SO AS WE PREPARE TO CHANGE, IT'S NOT THIS IS NOT A STATEMENT TO SAY, YOU KNOW, I'M SORRY, I'M LEAVING.

THAT'S NOT WHERE WE'RE GETTING TO.

WE'RE LOOKING AT I AM, OF COURSE, THE EXPENSES THAT WE HAVE TO INCUR AS WE HAVE TO PAY TO MOVE OFFICES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREAM AND AND JUST SOME OTHER DYNAMICS OF THE FLOW AS WE TAKE CARE OF DAY TO DAY BUSINESS IN THE HORSESHOE.

SO I DID WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT.

AND CHAIR I APPRECIATE YOUR YOUR WORK ON IT BUT I WANT TO GET CLARIFICATION BECAUSE I KNOW YOU ALL CAME IN WITH A DIFFERENT CLASS AND YOU DIDN'T COME IN UNDER THE WHAT, TWO YEAR YOU DIDN'T COME IN, YOU CAME IN BRAND NEW.

AND SO I KNEW THAT THAT WAS SOME CONVERSATIONS AROUND DOING SOMETHING NEW.

AND I LOVE DOING THINGS NEW AND DIFFERENT, BUT IT JUST SOMETIMES IT JUST MAKES SENSE SOMETIMES TO DO WHAT, WHAT, WHAT, WHAT, WHAT IS WHAT IS RIGHT, I THINK.

AND WHAT IS IS MORE EFFICIENT.

NOW, THIS IS MY OWN STATEMENT ABOUT THE PROCESS.

SO I DID WANT TO MAKE SURE FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE LISTENING HERE, WHAT'S GOING ON WITH US.

AND ONCE AGAIN, COUNCIL MEMBERS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN.

AND THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE TRIED TO WORK WITH US IN THE PROCESS OF MAYOR PRO TEM AND I'VE SERVED WITH, OF COURSE, DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM HERE, BUT I DID WANT TO SPEAK ON THAT ONE YEAR THAT I STILL DON'T SUPPORT TO SUPPORT THE TWO YEAR FOR EFFICIENCY AND CLARITY AND REDUCTION IN BUDGETARY EXPENSES, WHICH WE WANT TO TRY TO SAVE EVERY DOLLAR WE CAN FROM THE BUDGET SO WE CAN PUT MONEY WHERE IN THE PROGRAMS THAT WE NEED TO DO THAT.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THE TIME.

CITY SECRETARY, MAYOR AND THE COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THANK YOU. OF COURSE.

CHAIRMAN THOMAS RESENDEZ FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I DON'T SERVE ON THE COMMITTEE, SO I WANTED TO MAKE GET CLARIFICATION OTHER THAN CLARIFY CODIFYING THE ONE YEAR.

PROCESS. ARE THERE ANY OTHER RECOMMENDED CHANGES THAT ARE COMING FROM THE COMMITTEE FOR THIS PROCESS? AND IF THE CHAIR WOULD WOULDN'T MIND ANSWERING THAT.

FEEL FREE TO USE MY TIME ON THIS ITEM.

NO. OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT. IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ACTUALLY, SOMEONE JUST MAYOR PRO TEM YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR.

OH, YOU'RE GOOD. OKAY.

ANYONE ELSE WISHES TO BE ON FOR OR AGAINST? ITEM 59.

SEEING NONE.

ALL IN FAVOR. SAY AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? WE HAVE ONE OPPOSITION.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IT'S NOTED AND THE ITEM PASSES.

BEFORE WE MOVE ON, LET ME GIVE YOU A LITTLE ROADMAP OF WHERE I THINK WE'RE GOING HERE.

SO THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA WOULD BE ITEM 60.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THAT UP WHEN WE COME BACK FROM A CLOSED SESSION THAT WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO.

AT SOME POINT, I GUESS.

BUT BEFORE WE DO THAT, I WANT TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW THAT OUR PLAN IS WE HAVE A SPECIAL RECOGNITION THAT WE WANT TO DO FOR A VERY SPECIAL MEMBER OF OUR CITY STAFF, AND THEN WE WANT TO RECESS FOR LUNCH.

AND I'M NOT SURE IF WE'RE GOING TO DO THE SPECIAL SESSION DURING LUNCH OR NOT BECAUSE I KNOW WE HAVE SOME PROGRAMING GOING ON DURING LUNCH, SO WE'RE KIND OF FIGURING THAT PART OUT. BUT WE KNOW THAT WE WON'T BE TAKING UP ANY MORE AGENDA ITEMS BEFORE WE BREAK FOR LUNCH.

SO AT THIS POINT, I'M GETTING READY TO TURN IT OVER TO THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE TO TO TEE UP THE SPECIAL RECOGNITION THAT WE'RE GOING TO DO FOR STAFF AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO KIND OF FEEL OUR WAY THROUGH THIS.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO GO TO LUNCH, MAY OR MAY NOT DO A SPECIAL SESSION DURING LUNCH.

WE MAY PUT THAT LATER BECAUSE WE DO HAVE SOME THINGS GOING ON DURING LUNCH THAT WE WANT TO MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE IN.

SO WITH THAT LONG SORT OF PREFACE, MISS TOLBERT, I'LL LET YOU TAKE IT OVER.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, MAYOR JOHNSON.

[Special Presentations]

AND IF I COULD PLEASE HAVE TERRY LOWERY, OUR DIRECTOR OF DALLAS WATER UTILITIES, TO COME FORWARD.

WE HAD TO DRAG TERRI OUT OF HER OFFICE.

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TERRI BEGAN HER CAREER AS A COMPUTER MODELING ANALYST WITH DALLAS WATER UTILITIES IN DECEMBER OF 1991.

SHE WORKED HER WAY THROUGH THE RANKS TO HER CURRENT POSITION OF DIRECTOR OF DALLAS WATER UTILITIES, OVERSEEING CLOSE TO 1600 EMPLOYEES.

AS THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF DWU, TERRI LED ONE OF THE NATION'S LARGEST UTILITIES WITH AN ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET OF APPROXIMATELY 781 MILLION AND AN ANNUAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET OF OVER 365 MILLION.

DURING HER TENURE, SHE HAS PROVIDED EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP TO ENSURE THE CONTINUAL DELIVERY OF WATER, WASTEWATER AND STORMWATER SERVICES TO MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION RESIDENTS, INCLUDING 27 SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

UNDER TERRY'S GUIDANCE, THE CITY OF DALLAS IMPLEMENTED THE ONE WATER CONCEPT, WHICH INCORPORATED THE MANAGEMENT OF WATER, WASTEWATER AND STORMWATER SERVICES, INCLUDING STORM DRAINAGE AND FLOOD CONTROL SERVICES INTO A SINGLE MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT. TERRI DEVELOPED NEW WATER RESOURCES.

IMPLEMENTED INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY AND ESTABLISHED MANY OF OUR REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPS.

SHE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN SETTING THE COURSE FOR WATER CONSERVATION BY ENSURING THE FIRST EVER WATER CONSERVATION ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY, WHICH WAS IMPLEMENTED WITH TWICE WEEKLY AND TIME OF DAY WATERING AND HAS LED OUR CUSTOMER CITIES TO FOLLOW A SIMILAR COURSE FOR CONSERVATION EFFORTS.

SHE WAS INFLUENTIAL, INFLUENTIAL IN FORMING A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY OF DALLAS AND THE TARRANT REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT TO COMPLETE THE $2.3 BILLION 150 MILE INTEGRATED PIPELINE PROJECT.

IN MAY OF 2022, IT IS ONE OF THE NATION'S LARGEST WATER SUPPLY PROJECTS.

THE INTEGRATED PIPELINE PROJECT WILL PROVIDE TWO OF THE STATE'S LARGEST WATER SUPPLIERS UP TO AN ADDITIONAL 350 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER A DAY FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS.

SHE HAS ALSO PUSHED FORWARD MUCH NEEDED INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS, CAPITAL AND STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF DALLAS, MOST RECENTLY UNDER TERRI'S MANAGEMENT. WE COMPLETED THE DREDGING AT BACHMAN LAKE, MARKING A MAJOR MILESTONE IN THE BACHMAN LAKE DREDGING AND DAM AND SPILLWAY REHABILITATION PROJECT. FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL ELECTED LEADERS, PARTNER AGENCIES AND THE COMMUNITY HAVE JOINED TERI TO CELEBRATE GROUNDBREAKING FOR THE WATER WASTEWATER IMPROVEMENTS IN THE UNIVERSITY HILLS AREA.

THE NEW CONSTRUCTION OF THE TRINITY PORTLAND PUMP IN WEST DALLAS AND THE LEVEE RAISE AND SLOPE FLATTENING PROJECT, TO NAME JUST A FEW.

THE WORLD FACED MANY CHALLENGES DURING THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC, AND THE CITY WAS ALSO CHALLENGED WITH ONE OF FREESE'S MAJOR FLOODING AND EXTREME HEAT.

BUT DURING THESE TIMES, IT WAS TERRI'S LEADERSHIP THAT ALLOWED US TO CONTINUE THE DELIVERY OF WATER, WASTEWATER AND STORMWATER SERVICES.

SHE'S AN ACTIVE SUPPORTER OF MANY ORGANIZATIONS.

SHE'S HELPED THE CITY, AND SHE HAS PERSONALLY SERVED AS A FOSTER FOR DALLAS ANIMAL SERVICES.

SHE HAS FOSTERED MORE THAN 160 KITTENS.

SHE ALWAYS HAS KITTENS IN HER HOUSE.

SO, TERRI, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ONGOING LEADERSHIP.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITMENT AND THE WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREER.

ON BEHALF OF MYSELF, THE CITY MANAGER AND ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES IN THE DALLAS WATER UTILITIES DEPARTMENT, WE APPLAUD YOU AND WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS. WE APPRECIATE YOU ALWAYS HAVING THAT SERVICE.

FIRST ATTITUDE, NO MATTER WHAT THE CHALLENGES THAT WE FACE.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR OUTSTANDING CAREER AND ENJOY YOUR WELL-DESERVED RETIREMENT.

THANK YOU, TERRY.

ALL. THE REASON I KEPT MY SEAT IS BECAUSE I GOT TO ACTUALLY DIRECT TRAFFIC HERE, BECAUSE THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO WANT TO SAY A LOT OF THINGS TO YOU, INCLUDING MYSELF. SO I'M GOING TO ASK TERRY FOR YOU TO LET US FETCH YOU FIRST AND GIVE YOU THE LAST WORD.

SO IF YOU DON'T MIND STANDING THERE FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND HEARING SOME, I THINK, PRETTY GLOWING THINGS, THEN THAT'D

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BE GREAT. SO I'LL JUST START OFF AND I'LL BE BRIEF.

SO MY FIRST EXPOSURE TO WATER POLICY CAME WHEN I WAS IN THE LEGISLATURE AND I SERVED AS THE VICE CHAIR OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE WHEN WE REWROTE THE STATE'S WATER PLAN.

AND THAT'S WHEN I REALLY STARTED TO UNDERSTAND THE CRITICALITY OF WATER FOR THE STATE.

AND I ALSO CAME TO UNDERSTAND THE HIGH REGARD THAT THE ENTIRE STATE HOLDS THE DALLAS WATER UTILITIES IN AND SO WHEN I GOT HERE AND HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING WITH YOU AS THE MAYOR.

I HAVE TO SAY, TERRY, YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT WATER, I THINK, THAN ANYBODY.

NOT JUST IN THIS BUILDING, BUT IN THIS PART OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

AND THAT'S AN OPINION THAT I THINK IS SHARED BY MANY PEOPLE WHO WHO UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE OF WATER.

THIS IS NOT JUST SORT OF RAH RAH CITY OF DALLAS TALK.

I MEAN, ON A STATEWIDE LEVEL, YOU ARE RESPECTED FOR YOUR EXPERTISE AND FOR YOUR PROFESSIONALISM AND THE UTILITY THAT YOU'VE LED.

AND I'VE SAID THIS MANY TIMES IN MANY ROOMS FULL OF A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT JUST FROM DALLAS BUT FROM OTHER PLACES.

I BELIEVE VERY STRONGLY AND I'VE BEEN SAYING THIS A LOT FROM THIS HORSESHOE, THAT WE OUGHT TO BE THE BEST AT EVERYTHING WE DO OR WE SHOULDN'T DO IT.

AND IF WE'RE NOT THE BEST IN IT, WE NEED TO BE WORKING REAL HARD AT BECOMING THE BEST AT IT.

DALLAS WATER UTILITIES IS ONE OF THOSE DEPARTMENTS OF THE CITY WHERE I THINK THERE'S NO QUESTION WE'RE THE BEST.

WE DO A FANTASTIC JOB.

I BRAG ALL THE TIME ABOUT THE FACT THAT SINCE WE'VE BEEN HERE, WE HAVE NEVER HAD A BOIL WATER NOTICE SINCE WE'VE BEEN SITTING AT THIS HORSESHOE TOGETHER THAT WE RUN A FANTASTIC WATER UTILITY THAT IS THE MODEL AND IS THE ENVY OF A LOT OF CITIES IN THIS COUNTRY.

AND SO, TERRY, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BEING SOMETHING THAT WE CAN TRULY CALL A CROWN JEWEL OF OUR CITY GOVERNMENT SO THAT WE CAN BE PROUD OF.

WE DON'T HAVE TO MAKE ANY APOLOGIES FOR DALLAS WATER UTILITIES EVER.

YOU DO A FANTASTIC JOB.

YOUR STAFF DOES A FANTASTIC JOB.

EVERYBODY ASSOCIATED WITH DALLAS WATER UTILITIES SHOULD BE TAKING THIS AS A COLLECTIVE BOW.

BUT I WANT TO SAY TO YOU PERSONALLY, I'VE KNOWN YOUR FAMILY SINCE I WAS A LITTLE KID.

YOUR SON, JORDAN, AND I WENT GREW UP TOGETHER.

SO I'VE KNOWN YOU FOR A LONG, LONG TIME AND I LOVE YOU TO DEATH.

I'M EXCITED FOR YOU FOR WHATEVER'S NEXT.

BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY, ON BEHALF OF THE 1.3 MILLION FOLKS THAT CALL THIS CITY HOME AND WHO DRINK THE WATER EVERY DAY, AND ALSO THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO COME HERE ON PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES TO VISIT OUR CITY, WHO DRINK OUR WATER AND WHO SAY Y'ALL HAVE GOOD WATER HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT.

THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS HAVING JUST AN AMAZINGLY HIGH STANDARD, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.

SO WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO THE MEMBERS TO SAY WHAT THEY NEED TO SAY.

AND I HAVE TO ACTUALLY TAKE A QUICK BREAK MYSELF.

I HAVEN'T GOTTEN UP ALL DAY, BUT I'M GOING TO SO I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO OUR MAYOR PRO TEM.

BUT BEFORE I DO THAT, THE FIRST PERSON I WANT TO RECOGNIZE IS CHAIRMAN BAZALDUA.

I'M NOT GOING TO PUT ANYBODY ON THE CLOCK, BUT BE MINDFUL THAT YOU'RE THE ONLY THING STANDING BETWEEN US AND LUNCH.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. AND TERRY, YOU HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLE FOR OUR CITY.

BUT I'LL ALSO SAY PERSONALLY, YOU'VE BEEN A HUGE BRIGHT LIGHT IN WHAT CAN SOMETIMES BE A DARK WORLD THAT WE IN.

IT'S BEEN AN HONOR AND A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH YOU TO LEARN FROM YOU.

AND I THINK THAT YOU HAVE YOU WERE ONE OF THE FIRST DIRECTORS THAT I MET WITH WHEN I CAME ON, AND YOU SET A HIGH BAR AND WE HAVEN'T ALWAYS AGREED ON EVERY TOPIC, BUT YOU HAVE REALLY EDUCATED ME.

AND YOUR DEDICATION TO OUR CITY IS SECOND TO NONE.

I'M GOING TO MISS YOU IN THE PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY AND WHAT YOU CONTRIBUTE TO OUR CITY.

BUT I'M ALSO GOING TO MISS YOU IN A PERSONAL CAPACITY BECAUSE I THINK, AGAIN, YOU'RE SOMEONE WHO JUST RADIATES POSITIVITY AND I WISH THERE WERE MORE PEOPLE THAT YOU COULD SAY THAT ABOUT IN THIS WORLD.

SO THANK YOU.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE MISSED. ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT.

PLEASE DON'T BE A STRANGER.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT YOU DO WITH YOUR RETIREMENT AND YOUR FREE TIME.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE FOR OUR CITY.

THANK YOU, SIR.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM.

I KNOW YOU HAVE TO LEAVE. YOU WANT TO GIVE YOUR REMARKS? YES. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

TERRY, YOU.

YOU AND I GOT TO GET PRETTY CLOSE OVER THE YEARS SINCE I GOT HERE TO CITY HALL.

AND I CAN SAY THAT YOU ARE THE EPITOME OF SERVICE.

FIRST, YOU.

YOU ARE AT A LEVEL THAT NOT EVERYBODY IS AT, BUT THAT EVERYBODY STRIVES TO BE AT WHEN IT COMES TO DALLAS WATER UTILITY.

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WHEN I WAS THE CHAIR OF THE ENVIRONMENT COMMISSION AND AND NOW TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE, WE JUST GOT TO REALLY GET CLOSE TO EACH OTHER.

AND JUST YOU ALWAYS MADE SURE THAT I WAS UP TO SPEED.

I KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON AND EVEN ANSWERED MY CALLS AND TEXTS LATE AT NIGHT WHEN I WOULD BE DRIVING AROUND LOOKING FOR LIGHTS OUT IN MY DISTRICT, BUT I'D SEE A SPRINKLER HEAD POPPED OPEN OR I'D SEE A WATER MAIN LEAKING OR SOMEBODY WOULD MESSAGE ME THAT.

AND YOU DIDN'T EVER FLINCH.

EVEN ON THE WEEKENDS WHEN I WOULD CALL YOU AND SAY, I DON'T KNOW WHO TO GET THIS TO.

AND YOU SAID, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

I'VE GOT IT. LET ME GET IT TO THE.

RIGHT PERSON WHEN WATER WAS STARTING TO STORM, WATER WAS STARTING TO FLOOD SOMEBODY'S YARD.

YOU WERE YOU ALWAYS THERE NO MATTER WHAT.

I COULD TELL THAT EVERY INSTANCE THAT YOU TOOK THE ENTIRE DEPARTMENT AS IF IT WAS YOUR IT IS YOUR OWN, BUT THAT YOU WOULD DO ANY JOB TO MAKE SURE THAT IT WAS TAKEN CARE OF. THAT'S HOW MUCH YOU CARE.

THAT'S HOW MUCH YOU LOVE BEING PART OF DALLAS WATER UTILITY.

AND YOU ARE THE CHIEF.

YOU ARE THE HEAD OF IT.

WE'RE GOING TO MISS YOU TERRIBLY.

I DON'T KNOW WHO I'M GOING TO TEXT ANYMORE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WHEN I SEE THOSE SPRINKLERS OUT, I MIGHT JUST TEXT YOU ANYWAY, BUT YOU CAN IGNORE ME.

BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING TO SEE YOU IN A DIFFERENT CAPACITY AS YOU GET TO ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT.

AND THEN YOU CAN MAYBE COME DOWN HERE LATER ON AND GIVE ME A HARD TIME ON WHAT'S GOING ON HERE AT DALLAS CITY HALL ON OTHER ISSUES.

BUT GREAT JOB.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID.

YOU HAVE DONE FOR OUR CITY, THE CITY OF DALLAS.

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR RESIDENTS OWES YOU A DEBT OF GRATITUDE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, SIR.

THE FOLLOWING SPEAKERS REMAIN COUNCIL MEMBER ATKINS, THOMAS MORENO, MENDELSOHN AND WILLIS IN THAT ORDER.

AND THANK YOU, MARIANO.

MAYOR PRO TEM CAROLYN CAROLYN.

TERRY DID I WIN THE LOTTO? DID I WIN THE POT? I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT, YOU KNOW, I DID MAKE HIM OKAY.

YOU KNOW, WE WE HAD A SIDE BET THAT WHEN SHE GOING TO LEAVE, BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING TO CHANGE THAT.

MISS TOLBERT, SHE'S NOT GOING TO LEAVE TODAY, SO SHE'S GOING TO WAIT ANOTHER TWO MONTHS BEFORE SHE LEAVE.

SO, TERRY, YOU KNOW, THANK YOU FOR DOING WHAT YOU DO.

I KNOW YOU FEEL SOME BIG SHOES.

WHEN JOE TYPEKIT WAS HERE AND EVERYONE SAID, CAN WE DO SOMETHING BETTER? AND YOU DID SOME GREAT.

I MEAN, FOR YOU TO MAKE SURE WE HAD INFRASTRUCTURE AROUND YOU AND DALLAS, YOU KNOW, THE WALLET, THE TARRANT COUNTY PROJECT GOING FORWARD, PEOPLE JUST DON'T REALIZE THAT THERE'S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT TO TO FILL YOUR SHOES, THAT YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT WATER.

YOU KNOW, SOME PEOPLE JUST CAN'T TOUCH YOUR JOB.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHO GOING TO FILL YOUR SHOES, BUT BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT THE CITY OF DALLAS FOR DECADES, FOR CENTURIES, YOU KNOW, WE HAD A BIG DROUGHT, YOU KNOW, MAYBE A DROUGHT MAYBE OVER 56 YEARS AGO.

AND WE WERE SHORT OF WATER.

YOU KNOW, WHAT DO WE DO? I MEAN, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? AND WITH YOUR LEADERSHIP AND WITH YOUR STAFF, YOU WE BOUGHT PALISADE LAKE.

I REMEMBER WE BOUGHT THE WATER RIGHTS FROM THE PALISADE AND WE DID THIS BIG PIPELINE FROM FORT WORTH.

TARRANT COUNTY IS BIG AND OUR PROJECT, THEY THOUGHT WE WAS CRAZY, BUT.

BUT WE DID DO IT.

YOU KNOW, IT WAS OVER $1 BILLION.

WE START WITH 800 MILLION, BUT WE'RE NOW ABOUT 1.2, $1.3 BILLION.

BUT WE ARE WE ARE THE BIGGEST WATER SUPPLIER WITH THE WITH THE REGION.

YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT JUST THE CITY OF DALLAS.

IT'S A SUBURB THAT WE SUPPORT ALSO.

BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. AND WE'LL CONTINUE GOING TO CALL YOU.

I KNOW OUR COLLEAGUES ARE GOING TO CALL YOU LIKE DEVIN, MAYOR PRO TEM OMAR ARE GOING TO SAY, WE'RE GOING TO CALL YOU, BUT YOU HAVEN'T LEFT THE CITY OF DALLAS.

WE KNOW HOW TO GET IN CONTACT WITH YOU.

THANK YOU. YES.

I THINK I JUST CALLED THE LIST.

COUNCIL MEMBER THOMAS.

I JUST HAD TO GO BACK TO MY NOTES.

WELL, THIS IS A SPECIAL DAY.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU'VE DONE.

WHAT DISTRICT DO YOU LIVE IN? THAT WOULD BE 12 DISTRICT 12.

WHAT? TODAY? TODAY YOU'RE IN ALL 15.

ALL 14 DISTRICTS.

HOW ABOUT THAT? I WISH MY SUCCESSOR, COUNCIL MEMBER GRACIE, WAS STILL HERE BECAUSE HE NEEDS TO KNOW.

IT'S GOING TO BE DAYS WHERE WE'RE.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CALL NOT YOU, BUT YOUR SUCCESSOR.

WHEN WE HAVE ISSUES FOR OUR CONSTITUENTS TO GET EXTENSIONS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

I'M SURE ALL OF US CAN RELATE TO THAT.

BUT YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN WILLING TO ANSWER THE PHONE, WILLING TO RESPOND, WILLING TO DO WHAT'S NECESSARY TO MAKE OUR MAKE SURE OUR CONSTITUENTS HAVE THE THINGS THAT THEY NEED.

I'VE CALLED ON YOU A NUMBER OF TIMES, AND SO I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE CITY AND YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED.

AND I'M SO GLAD I DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS JOB WITHOUT YOU.

YOU KNOW. THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER. COUNCIL MEMBER.

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MORENO. THANK YOU, TERRY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT AND SERVICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF DALLAS.

AS MOST HAVE ALREADY SAID, YOU ARE ONE OF OUR DIRECTORS THAT I DON'T HESITATE TO CALL BECAUSE I KNOW THAT YOU'LL ALWAYS ANSWER.

NOT BECAUSE IT'S YOUR JOB, BUT BECAUSE YOU WANT TO HELP OUR PEOPLE.

YOU WANT TO HELP OUR RESIDENTS, WHETHER IT BE DURING A FLOOD OR A STORM.

YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN THERE.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE.

WE ALL DRINK WATER EACH AND EVERY SINGLE DAY, BUT DON'T UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS IT TAKES TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE CLEAN AND SAFE WATER.

AND YOU'VE DONE THAT AND HAD US IN THE TRAJECTORY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'LL HAVE WATER FOR OUR ENTIRE LIFETIMES.

AND SO JUST AGAIN, WANT TO MAKE SURE, THOUGH, THAT YOU COME BACK FOR OUR MILL CREEK PROJECT.

WHEN THAT'S COMPLETED, THAT'S A HUGE PROJECT THAT'S GOING TO SAVE PROPERTY AND SAVE LIVES.

AND YOU'VE BEEN A BIG PART OF THAT.

ON A PERSONAL NOTE, AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP.

AND MONICA SAYS HELLO AND SHE MISSES YOU AND HAPPY RETIREMENT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. COUNCIL MEMBER.

COUNCILWOMAN MENDELSOHN.

THANK YOU.

YOU KNOW, NOT EVERYBODY REALIZES THAT YOU MANAGE ESSENTIALLY ONE FIFTH OF OUR BUDGET, $1 BILLION, AND YOU'RE WALKING OUT THE DOOR.

AND THAT IS REALLY, REALLY DIFFICULT FOR OUR CITY.

IN ADDITION TO HAVING THE LARGEST DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY, YOU ALSO HAVE ONE OF THE HIGHEST PERFORMING AND.

THE THING THAT HAS REALLY STRUCK ME ABOUT YOU IS THAT YOU CARE ABOUT THE WHOLE SYSTEM, BUT YOU ALSO CARE ABOUT THAT ONE DUDE WHO'S GOT HIS BILLING WRONG.

AND YOU'VE MANAGED TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THE REALLY BIG PERSPECTIVE AND THE REALLY, REALLY IN THE WEEDS PART AND MAKE THE WHOLE SYSTEM WORK.

AND THE WHOLE DEPARTMENT WORKS SO WELL.

AND IT'S JUST BEEN INCREDIBLE TO WATCH YOU.

I THINK FOR ME AND MANY OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS, I THINK YOU HEAR SAYING THIS, YOU'VE BEEN AN INCREDIBLE TEACHER.

AND I KNOW FOR ME, I LOOK AT WATER DIFFERENTLY EVERY DAY BECAUSE OF YOU.

SO WHETHER I'M TURNING ON MY SHOWER OR I'M GETTING A GLASS OF WATER LIKE YOU POP IN MY HEAD NOW BECAUSE I'VE LEARNED SO MUCH FROM YOU, AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT.

JUST ON A. ON A BIGGER NOTE.

I HAVE THE UTMOST RESPECT FOR YOU PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY.

AND VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE.

YOU WILL REMAIN ONE OF MY FAVORITE DE12 RESIDENTS.

COUNCILWOMAN WILLIS, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU KNOW, YOU CARRY WITH YOU SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE AND YOU DELIVER IT WITH AUTHORITY, BUT IN A WAY THAT IS RELATABLE AND FRIENDLY AND APPROACHABLE AND MAKE THE COMPLEX.

WELL, I'LL JUST BE HONEST, YOU DUMB IT DOWN FOR US.

SO I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT YOU COMMAND A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF RESPECT AROUND THIS BUILDING ACROSS THE STATE.

AND IT'S JUST SO EVIDENT.

AND IT'S IT'S QUIET LEADERSHIP, WHICH I ALSO HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR.

AND NO MATTER WHAT, I THINK AFTER A CONVERSATION WITH YOU, WHETHER IT IS AS VAST AS WATER PLANNING AND THE NEEDS OF OUR RESIDENTS FOR THE NEXT 50, 75, 100 YEARS, OR AN ACUTE INCIDENT AROUND BILLING OR SOMETHING ELSE, YOU LEAVE.

YOU LEAVE US FEELING LIKE IT'S HANDLED.

AND WITH THAT FEELING OF SECURITY AND THAT THAT'S GOOD.

AND I MEAN THIS IN THE MOST LOVING WAY, BUT, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE FREAKISHLY RESPONSIVE AND I THINK THAT YOU'RE JUST LIKE, I MEAN, IT BLOWS MY MIND HOW RESPONSIVE YOU ARE.

I MEAN, NO MATTER WHAT HOLIDAY, NO MATTER WHAT TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT, YOU CARE AND YOU'RE ON IT.

AND I HAVE DEFINITELY WITNESSED HOW THAT PERMEATES EVERY LEVEL OF YOUR DEPARTMENT BECAUSE YOUR STAFF EMULATES AND, YOU KNOW, COPIES THAT THAT LEVEL OF RESPONSIVENESS.

AND I THINK IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT IS REALLY TO BE HELD UP AS A STANDARD HERE AT CITY HALL.

IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT IS PALPABLE.

AND FINALLY, WHEN I GO HOME TONIGHT AFTER OUR LONG DAY, I'M GOING TO HAVE TWO LITTLE SIX WEEK OLD KITTENS I'M FOSTERING THERE.

AND THAT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE MY FOSTERING ROLE MODEL NOW.

AND SO I'M STEPPING INTO THAT ARENA AND ALL THE CUTE PICTURES THAT YOU POST AND HOW DEDICATED YOU ARE TO THAT.

SO, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE BROUGHT ME INTO THAT FOLD AND I'M HAPPY TO HELP DALLAS ANIMAL SERVICES, BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH, TERRY.

AND I DON'T THINK WE'RE GOING TO LET YOU GET TOO FAR AWAY FROM US.

THANKS. COUNCIL MEMBER WEST.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

YOU KNOW, I REMEMBER, TERRY, WHEN OUTGOING COUNCIL MEMBER LEE KLEINMAN AND I SAT DOWN AS HE WAS LEAVING AND AND I JUST ASKED HIM, YOU KNOW, OFF THE

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RECORD, LIKE ABOUT THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND WATER CAME UP AND HE'S AND LEE WAS VERY SPECIFIC IN SAYING THIS.

HE SAID THE WATER DEPARTMENT IS ONE YOU DON'T EVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BECAUSE TERRY LOWERY'S GOT IT.

AND THAT IS HIGH PRAISE COMING FROM LEE KLEINMAN.

IF YOU'VE EVER HEARD HIM AND AND I'VE SEEN THAT TO BE THE CASE YOU KNOW AS CHAIR WELL EVERYONE MADE GREAT COMMENTS, BUT CHAIR WILLIS HAS RESONATED WITH ME.

IT'S JUST THIS FEELING OF, YOU KNOW, IT'S HANDLED AND WATER.

WHEN I HEAR FROM STAFF FROM YOU OR YOUR STAFF AND YOU DO ANSWER YOUR PHONE WAY TOO MUCH.

AND I I'VE HEARD THAT.

I'VE HEARD THAT ABOUT MYSELF SOMETIMES, TOO.

BUT I THINK YOU'RE WAY BETTER THAN I AM.

AND BUT IT JUST I KNOW IT'S GOING TO GET DONE AND I CAN CHECK IT OFF MY LIST AND MOVE ON.

AND I KNOW I'M GOING TO HEAR BACK THAT IT'S GOING TO GET DONE.

AND I AGREE WITH CHAIR WILLIS.

IT RESONATES UP AND DOWN THE CHAIN.

I DON'T HAVE KITTENS.

I DON'T WANT KITTENS.

NO OFFENSE, BUT TONIGHT WHEN I GO HOME, I'M GOING TO TAKE AFTER SHOWERS.

IF WE GET HOME TONIGHT, I'M GOING TO TAKE A LONG, HOT SHOWER.

AND IT'S GOING TO BE THANKS TO DALLAS WATER UTILITIES THAT MY MY WATER IS THERE.

AND AND THANK YOU FOR THAT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

I'LL BE QUICK BECAUSE I WILL BE HERE PROBABLY ALL DAY THANKING YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP.

AND I WILL GET WITH YOU AFTER THIS AS WELL.

BUT FOR THOSE WHO ARE LISTENING AND MISSED THE CLASS IN SCHOOL ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER, YOU BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND MORE WHEN YOU'RE AROUND THIS HORSESHOE.

BUT WHAT WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT OPTIONS.

WE CAN DRINK BOTTLED WATER AND WE CAN DRINK WATER FROM THE TAP.

BECAUSE OF YOUR LEADERSHIP, I IMAGINE, AND NOT FEAR ABOUT TAKING BATHS AND WATERING OUR PLANTS OR WHATEVER.

WATER IS VERY KEY.

AND SO YOU HAVE BEEN VERY KEY.

AND SO I'M GOING TO TELL YOU, YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO MISS YOU, BUT I'M GOING TO TELL YOU THE REST OF IT LATER ON.

SO THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR EVERYTHING.

AND I'M NOT CUTTING MY COMMENTS SHORT BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY.

I HAVE PLENTY TO SAY AND VERY PROUD OF YOU, BUT WE DO HAVE THE OTHER AGENDA.

LET ME MAKE SURE I'M NOT LOOKING OVER ANYONE ELSE HERE.

I HAVE ONE ONE SCHULTZ SIX AND THEN 17.

SO LET ME GET THOSE COMMENTS IN AND THEN WE CAN MOVE ON TO THE NEXT STATEMENT.

COUNCILWOMAN SCHULTZ, THANK YOU.

I WON'T REPEAT.

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH EVERYTHING THAT'S ALREADY BEEN SAID, SO I WON'T REPEAT IT.

WHAT I WILL SAY IS THAT THERE IS A STATEMENT MADE IN THE ETHICS OF THE FATHERS THAT SAYS THERE ARE THREE CROWNS.

THERE'S THE CROWN OF KNOWLEDGE, THERE'S THE CROWN OF LEADERSHIP AND THERE'S THE CROWN OF FAMILY.

BUT A GOOD NAME SUPERSEDES THEM ALL.

AND YOU HAVE EARNED THAT CROWN OF A GOOD NAME.

AND I WANT YOU TO WEAR THAT CROWN PROUDLY.

I'M SORRY I DIDN'T HAVE ONE TO GIVE YOU, BUT YOU HAVE EARNED IT.

AND I WANT TO THANK YOU AND AGAIN, JUST CONCUR WITH EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN SAID.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU. COUNCILWOMAN COUNCILWOMAN BLACKMON.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. AND TERRY, I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

WE'VE KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR QUITE A WHILE, AND I WILL SAY THAT THE WATER DEPARTMENT COMES WITH GREAT RESPECT ACROSS THE REGION, BUT ALSO JUST WITH THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE. AND AS I'VE BEEN TOLD, THAT EVEN IF AN ANIMAL ESCAPES FROM THE ZOO, THEY'RE CALLING YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE ALWAYS ON CALL AND YOU'RE ALWAYS GOING TO BE THERE.

AND SO I KNOW THAT WE'LL GET A GOOD THEY'LL BE WE'LL BE IN GOOD HANDS BECAUSE YOU'VE TRAINED YOUR TEAM.

AND AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

ARE THERE ANY I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER NAMES IN THE QUEUE, SO I THINK WE'LL WRAP IT UP HERE AROUND THE HORSESHOE AND I'M SURE YOU'LL BE GETTING MORE.

DO YOU HAVE COMMENTS? BECAUSE I THINK WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO WHAT YOU BET YOU'VE MADE ON WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO REALLY LEAVE.

OKAY. WE CAN'T HEAR YOU.

BUT BUT JUNE 27TH.

JUNE 27TH. JUNE 27TH.

OKAY. SO WE STILL HAVE TIME TO SHOWER YOU WITH MORE GIFTS.

DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANTED TO WRAP UP BEFORE WE.

I WILL BE VERY BRIEF.

I'M A NUMBERS PERSON, NOT A SPEECH GIVER.

SO I PROMISE YOU. AND I KNOW YOU HAVE A LONG DAY IN FRONT OF YOU.

MOSTLY I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

I WANT TO THANK THE MAYOR FOR HIS KIND WORDS.

THE COUNCIL MEMBERS.

WE HAVE ALL WORKED TOGETHER VERY CLOSELY OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, AND IT HAS BEEN MY PLEASURE.

AS I WATCH YOU SERVE YOUR CONSTITUENTS WITH GREAT DEDICATION AND IT'S BEEN MY PRIVILEGE TO HELP WITH THAT.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK CITY MANAGER T.C.

BROADNAX AND DEPUTY CITY MANAGER KIM TOLBERT.

T.C. GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THIS ROLE, AND HE PUT A LOT OF TRUST IN ME, AND THAT MEANS A LOT TO ME.

AND IT HAS BEEN MY HONOR AND MY PRIVILEGE.

AND AS THE MAYOR SAID, I DIDN'T DO THIS ALONE.

I HAVE A VERY STRONG TEAM OVER THERE, AND WE WORK VERY CLOSELY TOGETHER, VERY SKILLED, VERY PROFESSIONAL.

AND WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 1600 EMPLOYEES WHO DEDICATE THEMSELVES AROUND THE CLOCK.

WE ARE AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE DEPARTMENT AND IT'S BEEN QUITE A RIDE BETWEEN COVID AND WINTER STORM URI.

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AND WHEN WE FIRST DID ONE WATER, WE DID THAT ON SEPTEMBER THE 18TH, 2018.

BUT WHO REMEMBERS? BECAUSE THAT NIGHT SET OFF THE WETTEST FALL IN HISTORY.

AND WHEN WE DID THE REORGANIZATION, WE DIDN'T REALIZE WE HAD GIVEN ALL THE CUSTOMER SERVICE PEOPLE TWO WEEKS AND WE HAD NOBODY TO TAKE THE CALLS AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

IT WAS A QUITE A RIDE.

SO WETTEST FALL IN TWO MONTHS INSTEAD OF THREE.

SO IT'S BEEN IT'S BEEN SOMETHING AND I HAVE ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT OF IT.

AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND I SEE THE MAYOR IS HERE AND I KNOW HE HAS SOME COMMENTS AND I SEE THE CITY MANAGER.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO LET THE MAYOR SAY WHAT HE HAS TO SAY FOR SURE AND THEN HE'LL GIVE US FURTHER GUIDANCE ON LUNCH.

HE DID? OH, I THOUGHT HE HAD MORE TO SAY.

HE SAID, LET'S SEE. I'M SORRY.

I MEAN, HE'S A KAPPA BROTHER.

I JUST KNOW THEY HAVE MORE TO SAY.

I'M SORRY. SO ANYWAY, IF.

NO, MR. BROADNAX, YOU'RE DONE. ALL RIGHT.

SO, MAYOR, I THINK MAYOR AND COUNCIL, I BELIEVE WE NEED TO STOP NOW TO TO.

AND THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

OUR HEARTS ARE WITH YOU. BIG HUG.

BIG HUG, BIG HUG. BUT WE HAVE TO PREPARE FOR LUNCH.

WE'RE GOING TO ADJOURN FOR A LUNCH, TAKE A BREAK FOR LUNCH AND RETURN ABOUT 1245 COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THANK YOU. WE WANT TO REMIND YOU, WE NEED WE KNOW WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES FOR OUR COUNCIL MEMBERS AND PRIDE DAY, BUT WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE WE ARE HERE SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SOME DECISIONS EXCUSE ME STAFF SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SOME DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE GOING TO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

SO HOW WE WANT TO MOVE IT KIND OF AMEND THIS.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

SO LET ME READ NOW.

IT IS NOW 12:18 P.M.

[EXECUTIVE SESSION]

ON JUNE 14TH, 2023, THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL NOW GO INTO CLOSED SESSION AT 130.

UNDER SECTIONS 551.076 AND 551.089 OF THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT ON THE FOLLOWING MATTER DESCRIBED ON TODAY'S AGENDA.

DELIBERATION REGARDING SECURITY DEVICES OR SECURITY AUDITS, INCLUDING, NUMBER ONE, SECURITY ASSESSMENTS OR DEPLOYMENTS RELATING TO INFORMATION RESOURCES, TECHNOLOGY.

NUMBER TWO, NETWORK SECURITY INFORMATION THREE THE DEPLOYMENT OR SPECIFIC OCCASIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF SECURITY PERSONNEL, CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE OR SECURITY DEVICES, OR FOR A SECURITY AUDIT REGARDING A RECENT RANSOM ATTACK SECURITY INCIDENT RELATING TO THE CITY'S INFORMATION RESOURCES. AND UNDER SECTION 551.07, ONE OF THE TEXAS OPEN MEETING ACT ON THE FOLLOWING MATTERS DESCRIBED ON TODAY'S AGENDA.

SEEKING THE ADVICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY REGARDING THE RANSOMWARE ATTACK, AN AGENDA ITEM 70 AND PAGE TWO AND WE WILL RETURN AT 2:00 PM.

THANK YOU. TWO? YES. SO THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING HAS COMPLETED ITS CLOSED SESSION UNDER SECTION 551 .0765 51.089 AND 551 .07.

ONE OF THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT.

AND AT 2:26 P.M.

ON JUNE 14TH, 2023, WE'VE RETURNED TO OPEN SESSION.

BEFORE I TURN IT OVER TO THE CITY SECRETARY, I JUST WANTED TO GIVE EVERYONE WHO IS HERE TO SPEAK ON THE SHORT TERM RENTAL ISSUE ADVANCE NOTICE TO PREPARE THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE GIVING EVERYONE ONE MINUTE TO SPEAK ON THIS TOPIC.

TODAY, ONE MINUTE.

SO IF YOU HAD THREE MINUTES WORTH OF REMARKS PREPARED, FIGURE OUT.

STARTING NOW, HOW TO GET THOSE CONDENSED DOWN TO ONE MINUTE BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY AND A VERY LONG AGENDA TODAY.

SO I WANTED TO GIVE YOU GUYS ADVANCE NOTICE TO PREPARE HOW TO SHORTEN YOUR REMARKS.

SO AND THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

MADAM SECRETARY, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU NOW.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

WE'LL NOW MOVE TO YOUR NEXT ITEM, WHICH IS AGENDA ITEM 60.

[60. 23-463 Authorize (1) an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for the distribution of up to $80,000,000.00 in funding from DART which consists of the City’s portion of (i) excess sales tax funds from DART of approximately $72,000,000.00 and (ii) additional RTC funds of approximately $8,000,000.00, (with approximately $50,000,000.00 being made immediately available to the City and approximately $30,000,000.00 to be made available to the City upon completion of certain milestones), all the funds received are to be used to complete projects eligible for this funding that will benefit DART’s Public Transportation System or provide Complementary Transportation Services located in Dallas; (2) the establishment of appropriations in an amount not to exceed $80,000,000.00 in DART Public Transportation System Projects Fund (3) the receipt and deposit in an amount not to exceed $80,000,000.00 in DART Public Transportation System Projects Fund; and (4) approval of the proposed use of funds for various projects eligible for funding in accordance with the ILA - Estimated Revenue: DART Public Transportation System Projects Fund $80,000,000.00]

OKAY. AGENDA ITEM 60.

AUTHORIZE ONE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT DART FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF UP TO $80 MILLION IN FUNDING FROM DART, WHICH CONSISTS OF THE CITY'S PORTION OF ONE EXCESS SALES TAX FUNDS FROM DART OF APPROXIMATELY $72 MILLION AND TWO ADDITIONAL RTC FUNDS OF APPROXIMATELY $8 MILLION WITH APPROXIMATELY $50 MILLION BEING MADE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE TO THE CITY AND APPROXIMATELY $30 MILLION TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE CITY UPON COMPLETION OF CERTAIN MILESTONES.

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ALL THE FUNDS RECEIVED ARE TO BE USED TO COMPLETE PROJECTS ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING THAT WILL BENEFIT DART'S PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM OR PROVIDE COMPLIMENTARY, COMPLIMENTARY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LOCATED IN DALLAS TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $80 MILLION IN DART PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PROJECTS FUND.

THREE THE RECEIPT AND DEPOSIT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $80 MILLION IN DART PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PROJECTS FUND AND FOR APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED USE OF FUNDS FOR VARIOUS PROJECTS ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ILLA.

THIS ITEM WAS CORRECTED ON THE AGENDA.

YOU ALSO HAVE THREE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM.

EACH SPEAKER WILL BE GIVEN THREE MINUTES.

YOUR FIRST SPEAKER, MARA SCHREIER FLEMING.

MS.. FLEMING.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. OKAY.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

MAURICE SCHREIER FLEMING I'M THE PRESIDENT OF THE HIGHLANDS OF MCKAMY FOUR AND FIVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION.

WE'RE 247 FAMILIES IN NORTH DALLAS DALLAS CITY STAFF NEEDS TO EXERCISE A LOT STRONGER AND WISER NEGOTIATING SKILLS WITH DART AND YOUR INABILITY TO SEE A CONNECTION WITH A TODD THIS MORNING.

THOSE ITEMS THAT WERE PULLED CONFIRMS THIS CITY COUNCIL MUST RECOGNIZE THAT DART HAS A HISTORY OF MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS TO THE PUBLIC AND ELECTED OFFICIALS TO GAIN AN ADVANTAGE.

DART PRESIDENT AND CEO NADINE LEE TOLD COUNCIL MEMBERS EARLIER THIS YEAR, QUOTE, DALLAS HAD COST THE TRANSIT AGENCY MORE THAN $80 MILLION WITH DELAYS AND REQUESTED CHANGES, INCLUDING $36 MILLION DUE TO CITY DELAYS IN PERMIT REVIEWS AND APPROVALS, END QUOTE.

THIS IS JUST ONE MORE DART FABRICATION OF THE TRUTH.

DART CAUSED THE DELAYS IN THE SILVER LINE, STARTING WITH ITS CHOICE OF A DESIGN BUILD PROJECT.

DESIGNING WHILE YOU BUILD IS NOTORIOUS FOR DELAYS AND COST OVERRUNS.

IT IS OUTRAGEOUS TO DESIGN BUILD A $2 BILLION PROJECT.

DART CAUSED FURTHER DELAYS BY CHANGING THE DART COTTON BELT SILVER LINE FROM A, QUOTE, MOSTLY SINGLE TRACK PROJECT, END QUOTE, WHICH WAS STATED IN THE FICE TO A, QUOTE, DOUBLE TRACK PROJECT.

DART HAS A HISTORY OF MAKING FALSE CLAIMS TO AVOID CONSEQUENCES.

US CONGRESSMAN VAN TAYLOR CITED DART'S CLAIM IN A LETTER TO THE HIGHLANDS OF MCKAMY FOUR AND FIVE BACK IN JUNE OF 2020 THAT, QUOTE, DART AND THEIR GENERAL CONTRACTOR HAVE ALL THEIR WORK PERMITS, END QUOTE.

DART'S CLAIM IN 2020 OF HAVING ALL WORK PERMIT PERMITS WAS FALSE.

DALLAS IS DART'S EQUAL AS AN ENTITY, NOT SUBORDINATE.

THE CITY SHOULD TAKE THE DART DEAL.

EXCUSE ME. THE CITY SHOULD NOT TAKE THE DART DEAL WITH STRINGS ATTACHED.

THE CITY SHOULD EXERCISE ITS RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PUBLIC AND IMMEDIATELY STOP ALL PROJECTS WITH DART.

IT CAN RESUME A PARTNERSHIP OF EQUALS WHEN DART STOPS BLAMING DALLAS FOR ITS FISCAL MISMANAGEMENT AND ASSUMES ITS OWN FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

DANE COFFER.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

AND SEE YOU. YOU MAY CONTINUE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR JOHNSON.

DART HAS PLAYED THE CITY OF DALLAS WITH REGARD TO THE COTTON BELT.

THIS PARTICULAR ITEM IN FRONT OF YOU DOESN'T LOOK AS THOUGH IT PERTAINS DIRECTLY TO THE COTTON BELT SILVER LINE, BUT IT ACTUALLY DOES.

TAKE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE FACT THAT THEY'RE ONLY OFFERING YOU NOW $72 MILLION WITH AN $8 MILLION BAND AID.

AND THE REASON THAT THEY'RE ABBREVIATING THEIR ORIGINAL PROMISE OF $110 MILLION IS THEY'RE BLAMING THE CITY OF DALLAS FOR THE DELAYS THAT THEY THEMSELVES ARE THE PROGENITOR FOR EVERY DELAY THAT HAS BEEN MARKED ON THE COTTON BELT, SILVER LINE IS A RESULT OF THE CHOICES THAT DART HAS MADE TO BE NON-COMPLIANT WITH THE CITY RESOLUTIONS AND THE OTHER INDEPENDENT ISLAS.

BUT THIS IS NOT NEW TO DART, AND FUNDAMENTALLY, DART HAS CHANGED THEIR MIND AND PLAYED DALLAS IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.

DART ORIGINALLY SAID THAT THERE WOULD BE NO EMINENT DOMAIN, BUT NOW THEY'RE TAKING 15 OR SO PARCELS BEFORE THE END OF THIS PROJECT.

DART SAID THAT THERE WOULD BE NO CHANGES TO STREETS, BUT YET THEY'VE MANIPULATED THE CITY OF DALLAS INTO NARROWING THE HILLCREST INTERSECTION FROM SIX LANES TO FOUR LANES. SLOWLY BUT SURELY, DART HAS BEEN PLAYING INTO THE SLOWLY BUT SURELY THE CITY OF DALLAS HAS BEEN PLAYING INTO DART'S HANDS AND FORMULATE FORMULATING A PLACE WHERE DART IS ACTUALLY DOING THINGS TO MAKE THE CITY ACT AGAINST ITS OWN BEST INTERESTS.

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PERHAPS IF YOUR TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE CHAIR WERE LESS OBSESSED WITH SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES AND GAMING ROOMS, THE CITY WOULD HAVE NOT HAVE BEEN PLAYED SO HARD.

BUT FOR NOW, THE CITY HAS BEEN PLAYED REALLY, REALLY BADLY IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE.

LEVERAGE HAS BEEN MENTIONED WITH REGARD TO WHAT THIS THE CITY HAS TO DO HAS LEFT AVAILABLE WITH REGARD TO THIS PARTICULAR ITEM.

AND I'D LIKE TO MENTION THAT THERE ARE TWO ITEMS SPECIFICALLY IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY THAT DEMONSTRATE THE LEVERAGE THAT THE CITY HAS THE CITY HAD FOR AGENDA ITEMS THAT COUNCILMAN MENDELSOHN HAS PUSHED TO AFTER THIS THAT HAS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR CITY TO EXERCISE ITS OWN LEVERAGE.

AND SECONDLY, DART JUST APPOINTED OR REAPPOINTED SIX PEOPLE TO THE DART BOARD.

PERHAPS IT'S TIME TO REMIND THE DART BOARD WHO WORKS FOR WHO.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

SARAH WYATT.

HI. JUST CHECKING IF YOU CAN HEAR ME.

YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

AND SEE YOU. YOU MAY CONTINUE.

THANK YOU. SO, GOOD AFTERNOON.

I'M ALSO ON THE AIR.

I JUST WANT TO CALL OUT SPECIFICALLY THIS NEW PROPOSED IOLA IS A WORKAROUND FOR THEIR FAILURE TO LIVE UP TO THE LAST IOLA SUPPLEMENT NUMBER 11 IN THE LAST IOLA DART AGREED HILLCREST WOULD BE CLOSED A MAXIMUM OF SIX MONTHS, BUT THEY NEVER EVEN MADE A PLAN FOR THAT TIMELINE.

THEY JUST CAME BACK TO YOU AND INSISTED THEY NEEDED A YEAR OF COMPLETE CLOSURE.

TWICE AS LONG IN THE LAST IOLA DART AGREED TO A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 12FT ABOVE CURRENT AND TRACKS 11FT BELOW CURRENT.

BUT THEY DIDN'T WANT TO BUILD ACCORDING TO EITHER OF THOSE MEASUREMENTS AND ARE PUSHING YOU TO APPROVE CHANGES THAT THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION HASN'T EVEN APPROVED.

YOU KNOW THAT DART NEEDS A SCAPEGOAT AND ALREADY BLAMES THE CITY FOR THEIR DELAYS.

YOU KNOW, THEY WANTED TO HOLD BACK MORE OF THE MONEY THAN THIS AGREEMENT.

MAKES IT SOUND LIKE YOU MIGHT GET.

YOU ACTUALLY BELIEVE YOU'RE GOING TO GET WHAT YOU HOPE FOR? YOU ARE GIVING THEM UNILATERAL AUTHORITY OVER YOU TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO GIVE YOU THE MONEY OR IF THEY WANT TO CONTINUE TO BLAME YOU FOR THEIR TIMELINES, WITHHOLD MORE MONEY, MAKE YOU PAY FOR THEIR PROBLEMS. THIS IS NOT A PARTNERSHIP.

IT'S A DEVIL'S BARGAIN.

WHY WOULD ANYONE AGREE TO SUCH UNREASONABLE TERMS, ESPECIALLY WHEN DART HAS SHOWN OVER AND OVER THEY DO NOT KEEP PROMISES THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO KEEP.

AGAIN, THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THIS IS TO ENABLE THEM TO CONTINUE TO BREAK THE LIFESTYLE.

SO WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, YOU ARE LISTENING TO FOOLISH ADVICE.

AND I WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE SACRIFICING.

DART WANTS APPROVAL OF ALL THEIR PLANS AND WANTS IT FAST, NO MATTER HOW EGREGIOUS AND HOW CONTRADICTORY TO THEIR PRIOR PROMISES.

THAT MEANS YOU ARE SACRIFICING THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR DUE DILIGENCE, YOUR RESPONSIBILITY BY PUSHING THROUGH WHATEVER THEY PUT IN FRONT OF YOU.

THAT MEANS SACRIFICING SAFETY AND THE GOOD OF THE PUBLIC.

ALLOWING THE ROAD ON KUWAIT TO BE RAISED MORE THAN 12FT JEOPARDIZES PUBLIC SAFETY FOR RESIDENTS OF DALLAS AND NEARBY CITIES THAT USE THIS MAJOR THOROUGHFARE, WHICH IS ALREADY PART OF THE HIGH INJURY NETWORK FOR THE NORTH TEXAS REGION.

ALLOWING THEM TO RAISE THE INTERSECTION FOR A LARGE NEIGHBORHOOD UNIVERSITY PLACE OF WHICH I AM.

HERE IS THE HOA PRESIDENT.

MORE THAN ONE FOOT, WHICH WAS THE LIMIT IN 2020, JEOPARDIZES THE SAFETY OF MY NEIGHBORS, PUTS NEARBY HOMES AT RISK, AND DESTROYS OUR PRIVATE PROPERTY.

WHAT ELSE WILL THEY ASK YOU TO JEOPARDIZE FOR A FALSE PROMISE? ART NEEDS SOMEONE TO BLAME.

AND THIS IS DALLAS VOLUNTEERING TO BE THEIR SCAPEGOAT.

DON'T DO IT.

USE YOUR LEVERAGE TO ENSURE DALLAS ONLY ENTERS APPROPRIATE DEALS.

AND DON'T SACRIFICE THE SAFETY OF YOUR OWN CITIZENS.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. THIS CONCLUDES OUR SPEAKERS FOR THIS ITEM.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM, DO YOU HAVE A MOTION? YES, MR. MAYOR.

I MOVE TO APPROVE ITEM NUMBER 60.

SECOND. IT'S BEEN MOVED IN SECOND.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION, MR. CHAIRMAN AND DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM? YES, MR. MAYOR, THANK YOU.

YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THIS HAS BEEN VETTED THROUGH THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE.

FULL BRIEFING BACK TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE GBFM.

SEVERAL DIFFERENT COMMITTEES JUST THIS WEEK FOR PEOPLE TO ASK THEIR QUESTIONS TO GET COMFORTABLE WITH THIS OR NOT GET COMFORTABLE WITH IT.

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WHEN THIS FIRST CAME UP, THAT DART WAS GOING TO GIVE US $111 MILLION IN EXCESS SALES TAX REVENUE.

THE ALLEGATIONS CAME OUT THAT WE WERE BEHIND, THAT WE HAD HELD PERMITS AND A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

SO AT THAT POINT, COUNCIL MEMBERS ON THE COMMITTEE HAD REQUESTED THAT MICHAEL MORRIS WITH THE NCTCOG, HELP US TO NEGOTIATE WITH DART AS WELL AS I CREATED A WORKING GROUP THAT WAS CHAIRED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SCHULTZ AND BAZALDUA IN ORDER TO HELP WITH WHATEVER WAS NEEDED IN ORDER TO GET MORE FOR US TO NOT LOSE $80 MILLION, BUT FOR US TO GAIN BACK AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

THE ENDING CAME OUT TO BE $90 MILLION IS WHAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET BACK.

WE NEED TO GET THIS PASSED SO THAT WE CAN GET THIS $90 MILLION SO WE CAN START FIXING STREETS, SIDEWALKS, TRAFFIC SIGNALS THAT WILL HELP THE DIFFERENT AREAS ACROSS THE CITY OF DALLAS SO THAT WE CAN GET THESE THINGS MOVING.

MR. MAYOR. THESE ARE NOT FUNDS THAT WE CAN JUST SIT AROUND AND WAIT ON.

DART IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE THEIR MIND.

THEY HAVE ALREADY PUT A LINE IN THE SAND AND SAID, THIS IS WHAT YOU EITHER TAKE IT OR YOU LEAVE IT.

AND I CANNOT SIT HERE AND IN GOOD CONSCIENCE TO TRY TO GET A SLIGHTLY BETTER DEAL OR SOMETHING, A LITTLE BIT TAD BIT BETTER AND SIT THERE AND GIVE UP ON $90 MILLION THAT WE DESPERATELY NEED FOR OUR STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND THE OTHER TRAFFIC SIGNALS AND INTERSECTIONS THAT WILL DESPERATELY HELP, ESPECIALLY IN OUR MOST VULNERABLE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HAVE BEEN DIVESTED FOR SO MANY, SO MANY DECADES.

MR. MAYOR. THE COMMITTEE FORWARDED THIS TO FULL COUNCIL LAST WEDNESDAY.

WE HAD A SECOND BRIEFING, WHICH WE ALREADY HAD A BRIEFING LAST WEDNESDAY WAS THE UPDATE TO THAT BRIEFING.

AND THEN WE HAD TWO COMMITTEE MEETINGS THIS PAST WEEK.

AND I'M I'M FINE WITH GETTING THIS PASSED SO THAT WE CAN GET MOVING.

MR. MAYOR, WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO SIT AROUND AND LET $90 MILLION GO TO WASTE.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. CHAIRWOMAN MENDELSOHN, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO PENALIZE OURSELVES WITH OUR OWN TAX DOLLARS.

MICHAEL MORRIS HAS HELPED NEGOTIATE A POSSIBLE SETTLEMENT, AND I'M GRATEFUL HE DID.

BUT AT ISSUE IS NOT THE BASIC TERMS OF THE DEAL.

IT'S THE ILA ILA DOCUMENT ITSELF.

AND THE DART DEVELOPED TALKING POINTS THAT ARE BEING REPEATED BY THOSE WHO CLEARLY HAVEN'T BOTHERED TO ACTUALLY READ THE ILA.

I UNDERSTAND THE ILA IS BEING PASSED AROUND NOW.

I'M SORRY, WAS BEING PASSED AROUND.

IS THE CITY ATTORNEY INTERIM CITY ATTORNEY'S ANALYSIS OF THE ILA.

AND IF YOU HAVEN'T READ IT, I SUGGEST YOU DO.

TO PORTRAY DALLAS AS THE ONLY CITY TO HAVE NOT APPROVE THIS ILA IS TO LEAVE OUT TWO KEY ITEMS. ONE EVERY CITY ATTORNEY OF THE OTHER MEMBER CITIES, INCLUDING OURS, WANTED CHANGES TO THE ILA BECAUSE THE DOCUMENT IS SO POORLY DRAFTED AS TO LEAVE CITIES EXPOSED TO THE WHIMS OF DART.

ALL OTHER CITIES WERE GIVEN A QUOTE, CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING BEFORE THEY APPROVED THAT ILA, ALLOWING THEM TO HOLD THEIR NOSE AND JUST PASS IT TO GET THOSE DOLLARS BACK, AS SOME ARE NOW SUGGESTING.

BUT DALLAS HAS NOT RECEIVED THAT CERTIFICATE BECAUSE WE ARE QUITE SIMPLY BEING TARGETED.

WE CAN'T JUST HOLD OUR NOSE AND PASS THIS BECAUSE EVERY PROVISION OF THE ILA WILL MATTER TO US AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND MANY PROJECTS WE'D LIKE TO SEE IN OUR CITY.

SO WE MUST SEEK A SOLUTION THAT'S LEGALLY SOUND AND FAIR OR WILL MAKE THIS DEAL THINKING WE'VE PUT THE ISSUE TO BED, BUT WE'LL NEVER SEE THE DOLLARS EXPECTED AND IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

IF YOU APPROVE TODAY, YOU WILL BE RISKING ANY DOLLARS BECAUSE YOU WILL HAVE GIVEN AWAY YOUR AUTHORITY AND YOUR FIDUCIARY DUTY.

MY FIRST QUESTION OF STAFF IS WHAT STAFF MEMBERS DIRECTLY NEGOTIATED THIS WITH DART.

I WILL. HONORABLE MEMBER.

HONORABLE MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.

ROBERT BETTIS, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN AT YOUR SUGGESTION, WORKING WITH THE COG, MICHAEL MORRIS, A COUPLE OF HIS STAFF MEMBERS DALLAS WATER UTILITIES.

SARAH STANFORD, GUS CALI, DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION.

ALI HATIFI DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS AND MYSELF.

WE NEGOTIATED THE $36 MILLION OF BETTERMENT AND DART APOLOGIES.

YES, WITH DART, SPECIFICALLY WITH DART WOULD HAVE BEEN LEGGETT AND HER STAFF, D LEGGETT, THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT WITH DART AND HER STAFF.

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SO BACK IN MARCH, WE HAD THAT NEGOTIATION, WE STARTED THE NEGOTIATION, AND WE WERE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE DOWN THE BETTERMENTS FROM 36 MILLION, WHICH WAS PRESENTED IN FEBRUARY.

I'M SORRY, GO AHEAD.

I THINK YOU'VE ANSWERED MY QUESTION.

I APPRECIATE IT. CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY YOU'RE DRAFTING AN MOU TO ACCOMPANY THE ILA? SO, YEAH, THERE WERE SOME SOME QUESTIONS ON, I GUESS SOME OF THE LOOSE LANGUAGE WITHIN THE ILA, AS WAS NOTED BY SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL. AND SO AS I MENTIONED DURING THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING, THE ILA WILL BE THE RULE BOOK.

THE MOU IS THE PLAYBOOK.

THERE ARE SOME ITEMS THAT IN ORDER TO TO MAKE THE DART BOARD COMFORTABLE, THEY WANT TO SEE SOME OF THOSE ITEMS THAT ARE BEING DISCUSSED AS PART OF THE MOU IS AN ILA, A CONTRACT.

SO AN ILA IS AN AGREEMENT THAT IS SIGNED BETWEEN TWO GOVERNING BODIES.

SO YES. OKAY. SO IF I CAN ASK THE CITY ATTORNEY TO ANSWER THAT, PLEASE.

YES, IT IS. AND IS AN MOU A CONTRACT? IT IS NOT. IS AN ILA LEGALLY ENFORCEABLE? IT'S A LETTER OF INTENT.

UNLESS THE LANGUAGE IS VERY CLEAR IN THE MOU THAT IT'S ENFORCEABLE, IT GENERALLY IS NOT AND IT WOULD NOT BE APPROVED BY EITHER BOARD OR THE BOARD OR THE COUNCIL EITHER.

IS AN MOU LEGALLY ENFORCEABLE? GENERALLY, NO. IT'S A LETTER OF INTENT.

ARE YOU SAYING THAT THERE'S CONFUSING LANGUAGE IN THE ILA AND THAT'S WHY YOU'RE SUBMITTING AN MOU? I AM SAYING THAT THERE HAVE BEEN SOME QUESTIONS AS TO THE LOOSE LANGUAGE IN THE ILA.

SO YES, THE MOU IS BEING DRAFTED AND THEN ALSO TO ENSURE THAT THE DART BOARD IS COMFORTABLE AS PART OF THE NEGOTIATIONS FOR THIS MONEY, THAT WE WILL EXECUTE THE PROJECTS WITHIN WITHIN THE TIMEFRAMES AND THE ALLOTMENTS WITHIN THE MOU IF IT'S POSSIBLE.

I'D LIKE TO ASK THE INTERIM CITY ATTORNEY IF SHE BELIEVES THERE IS CONFUSING LANGUAGE IN THE ILA.

I WOULD SAY THERE'S OUTLINED A LOT OF LACK OF CLARITY AROUND DIFFERENT TERMS. THANK YOU. WHAT PORTION OF THE FUNDS THAT ARE BEING DISCUSSED COME FROM THE RTC AND ARE NOT SUBJECT TO DART'S GOOD STANDING QUALIFICATION? SO I THINK THE THE LANGUAGE IS WRITTEN RIGHT NOW SHOWS 72 AND EIGHT AND APPROXIMATELY AS WRITTEN, I BELIEVE IT'S 4.4 FROM THE RTC AND THE BALANCE FROM DART.

AND ARE YOU INCLUDING THOSE DOLLARS WHICH ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE GOOD STANDING PROVISION IN THIS SILA? OR IS THERE GOING TO BE A SEPARATE ILA FOR THAT? I'M SORRY, WHAT WAS THAT? COULD YOU REPEAT THAT? ARE YOU INCLUDING THE RTC DOLLARS IN AN ILA THAT GIVES DART A GOOD STANDING PROVISION? YES, BECAUSE THE RCS FUNDS ARE ACTUALLY WHAT HELPED PROVIDE THE INITIAL 111 TO THE CITY OF DALLAS 111 MILLION. SO, YES, IT WOULD BE SUBJECT TO TO THE LRA AS WELL.

ARE YOU AWARE THAT THE RTC SPECIFICALLY SAID THAT THERE SHOULD BE NO PROVISIONS PUT ON THOSE DOLLARS? I'M NOT AWARE OF THAT, MA'AM.

BUT IF THAT IF THAT IS THE CASE, THEN WE CAN EXECUTE OUTSIDE OF THAT.

ARE THERE ANY STAFF MEMBERS THAT HAVE ATTENDED THE RTC MEETING, INCLUDING LAST THURSDAY? BECAUSE.

OKAY. GUSKIN CARTIE, DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

IF I UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION CORRECTLY, IT IS ABOUT THE THE PROVISIONS THAT GOVERN THE EXCHANGE OF FUNDS THAT ARE FUNDED BY THE RTC. SO DURING THE SURFACE TECHNICAL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE, AS WELL AS ONE OF THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL MEETINGS, IT WAS, IF I'M UNDERSTANDING THE DISCUSSION CORRECTLY ON THE RTC, IS THAT THERE SHALL NOT BE ANY PROVISIONS OR ANY STRINGS ATTACHED TO THE TO THE MONEY THAT WILL BE THAT HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED BY RTC AS PART OF THE EXCHANGES.

SO, I MEAN, IF THAT'S THE CASE, COUNCIL MEMBER, I MEAN, ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT WE HAD DISCUSSED WAS PAYING FOR THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE THE EXISTING STREETCAR. WE CAN MAKE THAT MONEY IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE TO TO PAY THAT.

SO, I MEAN, IF WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE RTC FUNDS OR TAX REVENUES, THERE'S THERE'S WAYS TO ADDRESS THAT.

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SO YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOU'LL REMOVE THOSE DOLLARS FROM THE ILA.

IF THAT WAS THE CASE, THEN WE WOULD DISCUSS THAT WITH OUR.

YES, MA'AM. YOU'RE GOING TO ASK DART'S INTERPRET WHAT THE RTC ALREADY DESIGNATED BOTH SURFACE TRANSPORTATION AND THE FULL BODY WHICH VOTED ON THIS ISSUE.

COUNCIL MEMBER. I CAN'T SPEAK FOR THE DART TEAM AT THIS POINT.

HOWEVER, I CAN TELL YOU THAT IF THAT IS THE CASE, WE CAN DISCUSS THE DETAILS OF HOW WE EXECUTE THE PROJECTS WITH THEM AND IF WE NEED TO, WE CAN WE CAN DO THE PAYMENT. AS I MENTIONED IN SECTION 2.2 OF THE ILA, THERE'S A DEFINITION.

THERE'S NO DEFINITION OF GOOD STANDING.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO US HOW YOU'RE ADDRESSING THAT? SO AND I GUESS IN LOOKING AT THE ILA, THAT IS ACTUALLY ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WE ARE WORKING THROUGH, THE MOU THAT WE ARE DRAFTING AND THAT WE ARE LOOKING TO REFINE AS TO WHAT CONSTITUTES GOOD STANDING IN THE MOU THAT YOU'RE DISCUSSING.

WOULD THAT COME BEFORE COUNCIL? DO WE HAVE A VOTE OR IS THAT AN ADMINISTRATIVE OPTION? IT'S AN ADMINISTRATIVE OPTION, MA'AM.

AND WHAT IS THE DEFINITION THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO USE IN AN MOU THAT WE WON'T SEE? SO AGAIN, I THINK IT TALKS TO DELAYS.

WHAT WHAT CONSTITUTES A DELAY? WHAT IS THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION? THINGS OF THAT NATURE, MA'AM.

BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE IN GOOD STANDING? IN GOOD STANDING? MA'AM, IT I MEAN, IT WOULD MEAN THAT WE DON'T HAVE ANY OUTSTANDING PAYMENTS TO DART, THAT WE ARE NOT HOLDING UP ANY PROJECT PERMITS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT DELAYING ANYTHING IN SECTION 2.2 B, IT SAYS TIMELY ACTED UPON, WRITTEN IN THERE TWICE. WHAT EXACTLY DOES THAT MEAN? AGAIN, THAT'S PART OF THE LANGUAGE THAT WE ARE LOOKING TO DISCUSS AND FURTHER REFINE.

AND YOU'RE ASKING US TO APPROVE A DOCUMENT WITHOUT ANY OF THESE DEFINITIONS.

WE ARE ASKING YOU TO APPROVE THE BASIC RULES FOR HOW WE WILL EXECUTE THIS, THESE PROJECTS AND ACCEPT THIS FUNDING.

BUT THIS IS THE ONLY LEGALLY ENFORCEABLE DOCUMENT AND YOU HAVE NO DEFINITIONS IN THERE ABOUT VERY CRITICAL ITEMS. AGAIN, MA'AM, WHICH IS WHY WE'RE TRYING TO DRAFT THE MOU TO HAVE FURTHER CLARIFICATION.

ALSO IN SECTION 2.2 B, IT LISTS MULTIPLE ITEMS THAT WERE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH, BUT IT'S UNCLEAR IF WE MUST COMPLY WITH ONE, SOME OR ALL OF THOSE. ARE YOU AWARE ONE, SOME OR ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE IN SECTION 2.2 B? I THINK I MIGHT BE ABLE TO BE BACK.

IT'S GOING TO BE ALL OF THEM IN SECTION 2.2.

SEE, ARE WE PENALIZED JUST FOR ASKING FOR SOMETHING THAT DART MIGHT CONSIDER A BETTERMENT? COULD YOU READ THAT SECTION? YEAH. SO IT SAYS CITY SHALL HAVE PAID TO DART OR FORFEITED FROM CITY'S FUNDS.

ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY DELAYS TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF DART'S PLANNED CAPITAL PROJECTS WHICH ARE CAUSED OR ATTRIBUTABLE TO CITY, FOR EXAMPLE, IS ILLUSTRATION AND NOT LIMITATION.

DELAYED ACTIONS BY CITY OFFICIALS OR REQUESTS BY CITY FOR BETTERMENTS THAT ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR THE DART CAPITAL PROJECT TO BE CONSTRUCTED AND OPERATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS.

IN EFFECT, AS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE, SUCH COSTS CAUSED BY OR ATTRIBUTED TO CITY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO DELAY DAMAGES CLAIMED OR INCURRED AGAINST DART OR DART'S CONTRACTOR.

SO WE WILL NOT BE PENALIZED FOR ASKING FOR SOMETHING.

MA'AM, WE WILL HAVE PLAIN LANGUAGE.

IT ACTUALLY SAYS THAT WE WOULD BE.

AGAIN, MA'AM, WE'RE TRYING TO DEFINE IN MORE LANGUAGE TO BETTER DEFINE THAT IN SECTION 2.2 KHZ.

WHAT ABOUT DELAYS FROM LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST DART THAT ARE NON CITY ENTITIES? SO AS LONG AS THEY'RE NOT CAUSED BY THE CITY OF DALLAS AND THEY SHOULDN'T AFFECT US.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE LAWSUIT? ARCHER WESTERN HERZOG WILL BE FILING AGAINST DART FOR THE DELAYS.

WILL THE CITY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DART'S MISMANAGEMENT AND DELAYS? AGAIN, MA'AM, IF IT'S NOT CAUSED BY THE CITY, THEN IT SHOULD NOT AFFECT US.

AND WHAT IF DART DETERMINES THAT IT'S BECAUSE OF THE CITY'S DELAYS THAT THEY ARE PAYING ARCHER WESTERN A FEE? WHERE WILL THAT MONEY COME FROM? SO AS LONG AS THE CITY HAS NOT CAUSED IT AND WE HAVE THAT DISCUSSION WITH THEM AND AGAIN, GOING BACK TO THE ERA, AS LONG AS THE CITY DIDN'T CAUSE IT, IT SHOULDN'T BE COMING FROM US. I'M NOT SURE WHERE WE COME FROM AND WHO DETERMINES IF THERE'S BEEN A DELAY? DART. DART AT THEIR SOLE DISCRETION, CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT. AND SO WOULDN'T DART THEN SAY IT'S THE SOLE AT THEIR SOLE DISCRETION, WOULDN'T THEY THEN DETERMINE THAT IT WAS DALLAS THAT THEY CAN PULL BACK MORE MONEY?

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SO AGAIN, THERE'S A DISPUTE RESOLUTION THAT'S ASSOCIATED WITH THIS, AND I'M SURE THAT WE WOULD HAVE THAT DISCUSSION BEFORE THEY MADE THAT DETERMINATION.

AND SECTION 2.3 DART AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION, DETERMINES WHAT CONSTITUTES, QUOTE, BEST EFFORT, WHAT IS BEST EFFORT MEAN? AGAIN, THEY WOULD DEFINE THAT IN THE SAME SECTION.

THERE ARE TERMS LIKE EXPEDITIOUSLY.

THERE'S A DEFINITION OF DART'S SOLE DISCRETION.

SO WHAT IS EXPEDITIOUSLY MEAN? THEY WOULD PROBABLY DEFINE THAT AS WELL.

BUT AGAIN, I THINK THAT WE KNOW GOING BACK TO SOME OF THE AGREEMENTS IN THE ERA, I MEAN, WE HAVE TEN DAY TURNAROUND ON REVIEW OF ITEMS. SO I MEAN, WE PROBABLY HAVE TO LOOK TO SOME OF THAT GUIDANCE.

THE WORD PROMPTLY IS USED.

IS THERE A DEFINITION OF THAT SAME SAME THING, MA'AM.

AND WHO DECIDES IF SOMETHING IS PROMPT OR NOT? I BELIEVE DART WOULD HAVE THAT THEY WOULD MAKE THAT DETERMINATION AND LIKE TALK TO US ABOUT IT.

THE PHRASE PROPOSING AND ACCEPTING REASONABLE SOLUTIONS.

AGAIN, DART CAN PROPOSE A SOLUTION.

IF THE CITY DIDN'T LIKE IT, THEY COULD SAY IT'S A REASONABLE SOLUTION AND YOU MUST ACCEPT IT OR WE WILL TAKE OUR DOLLARS BACK FOR THIS ROUND.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, LET'S SEE.

CHAIRMAN ATKINS, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES ON ITEM 60.

DR. PARIS, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT DART, IS IT TRUE THAT THE SSL TAX BELONGED TO THE CITY OF DALLAS? SO IT ACTUALLY BELONGS TO DART AND THEY HAVE THE DISCRETION TO ALLOCATE IT TO THEIR PARTNER CITIES AND THEY ALLOCATE THE SALES TAX TO ALL 13 CITIES. IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT, SIR. AND WHAT IS THE PORTION OF WHAT CITY GETTING WHAT AMOUNT OF SALES TAX? I DON'T HAVE THAT IN FRONT OF ME, SIR.

BUT DALLAS TO GET THE LARGEST PORTION OF 111 MILLION.

AND HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE WE SPENT ON THE SILVER LINE TODAY? I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE HOW MUCH HAS BEEN SPENT, BUT I KNOW THE BUDGET IS UP TO ABOUT 1.9 BILLION.

HOW MUCH? $1.9 BILLION.

$1.9 BILLION.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IF THIS MONEY THAT WE HAVE, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SALES TAX AND SOMETHING HAPPENED, WHERE WOULD THE MONEY GO TO WHAT PROJECT? SO IF THE IF THE IF WE DO NOT ACCEPT THESE FUNDS, THEN DART WILL REPROGRAM THEM WITHIN THEIR OPERATING DOLLARS OR WITHIN THEIR OPERATING BUDGET AND PROBABLY COVER A LOT OF THE BETTERMENTS AND DELAYS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SILVER LINE.

WHICH PROJECT WILL YOU REPEAT? WHICH PROJECT? THE SILVER LINE, SIR.

THE SILVER LINE. RIGHT. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE SILVER LINE.

HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN WORKING ON BETTERMENT WITH THE SILVER LINE, GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH THE SILVER LINE.

SO CITY OF DALLAS HAS BEEN ENGAGED WITH DART PROBABLY IN THE LAST 3 TO 4 YEARS LOOKING AT PLANS AND DESIGNS AND HOW MUCH DAMAGE HAVE IS CAUSED UP FOR LAWSUIT TIMELINE DIRECTION.

HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE WE SPENT? I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH WE SPENT, SIR, BUT DART HAS CALCULATED THE DELAYS TO BE FOR THE CITY OF DALLAS AT $43.5 MILLION.

AND THE ORIGINAL LIST OF BETTERMENTS WAS ABOUT 36 MILLION.

SO 43, 36, ABOUT $77 MILLION.

ABOUT $80 MILLION IN A CIVIL LINE.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT, SIR.

OKAY. SO WHAT I'M WORRIED ABOUT RIGHT NOW THAT THERE'S 14 COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE MAYOR SITTING HERE, WILL YOU SAY IN GOOD FAITH, DART, DON'T TRUST THE CITY AND THE CITY DON'T TRUST DART.

AND THAT'S WHY WE GOT AN MOU.

YES, SIR. LET ME SAY THAT.

SO WE DON'T TRUST EACH OTHER, YOU KNOW, ALMOST LIKE A DIVORCE, RIGHT? THAT'S CORRECT, SIR. WE'RE TRYING TO GET BACK TOGETHER, RIGHT? WE ARE, SIR. IN THE MEANTIME, WE GOT ALL THESE DIFFERENT PROJECTS SIDEWALKS, LIGHTS AND EVERYTHING THAT WE GOT A POSSIBILITY TO GET ROUGHLY ABOUT $90 MILLION.

AND RIGHT NOW, THE RESIDENTS IN THE CITY OF DALLAS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GET THEIR SIDEWALKS FIXED.

CERTAIN THINGS WE CAN NOT GET ACCOMPLISHED UNLESS WE HAVE THE SALES TAX.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT, SIR.

MR. CITY MANAGER.

THAT IN MY CLOCK STILL RUNNING.

THANK YOU. I WAS WAITING ON HIM.

SORRY. I APOLOGIZE.

OKAY. MR. CITY MANAGER.

ON YOUR BUDGET THAT IF WE LOSE THIS REVENUE, POTENTIAL REVENUE GOING IN AND WE GOT A OPPORTUNITY TO DO OUR BUDGET COMING IN, HOW DO WE BACKFILL THE PROMISES THAT WE'VE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT TO USE THIS MONEY SO COUNCILMAN WITHOUT THE RESOURCES IN THE 90 MILLION AND OR THE PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN RECEIVED 111 MILLION.

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THE ACTUAL ITEMS IN THERE, ONE WOULD NOT BE DONE.

THEY'D HAVE TO BE DONE IN CONSIDERATION OF OTHER FUNDING ITEMS, PARTICULARLY AS IT RELATES TO IT MIGHT DELAY THE RESOURCES ASSOCIATED WITH, FOR EXAMPLE, THE $50 MILLION OR SO TO DEAL WITH CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS WITH ADA.

THOSE WOULD BE FUNDS WE'D HAVE TO FIND IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR WHICH THERE WILL BE OTHER THINGS THAT WE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO.

SO THESE DOLLARS WILL BENEFIT US BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT PREVIOUSLY PLANNED EXPENSES THAT WE HAD.

AND SO WE WOULD HAVE HAD TO HAVE FOUND THAT MONEY.

AND THIS IS A RESOURCE, I BELIEVE, THAT WILL HELP US CLOSE A LOT OF THOSE ISSUES AND CHALLENGES THAT MIGHT BE 1 TO 2, IF NOT THREE YEARS IN THE MAKING TO TRY TO GET FUNDING FOR. COMING UP, WE ARE IN A PROCESS TRYING TO DO OUR BUDGET AND OVER THE SUMMER YOU'LL BE WORKING ON THE BUDGET.

HAVE YOU ALREADY CALCULATED THIS EXCESS SALES TAX IN YOUR BUDGET? IF WE DO NOT HAVE THIS FUND, WILL THEN ALSO HAD YOU CHANGE HOW YOU PRESENT THE BUDGET WHEN WE COME BACK IN JULY.

SO THESE RESOURCES, AS WE'RE HOPEFUL TO GET APPROVED TODAY, ARE NOT WITHIN THE BUDGET PERIOD.

AND SO IF WE WANTED TO ENTERTAIN WHETHER IT'S INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS OR THE ADA IMPROVEMENTS, THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE HAVE HAVE TO BE FUNDED AS A PART OF THE BUDGET. AND WE'RE CURRENTLY IN THE BUDGET REVIEW AND DISCUSSION POINTS.

AND THESE, QUITE HONESTLY, ARE NOT THE THINGS THAT MY STAFF, WHETHER IN TRANSPORTATION OR PUBLIC WORKS, ARE BRINGING FORWARD, BECAUSE AGAIN, I THINK WE'VE IDENTIFIED THE POTENTIAL TO GET THESE THINGS DONE.

WE'VE GOT PLANS THAT WE WERE GOING TO DO THEM, BUT AGAIN, THEY WOULD BE MUCH MORE DELAYED AND WE'D PROBABLY SPEND 10 TO $15 MILLION A YEAR GETTING AT ADA VERSUS A WHOLE $50 MILLION.

SO IT IS WOULD BE A SITUATION WHERE WE'D HAVE TO GO BACK AND IF COUNCIL SAID WE STILL WANT TO DO THESE THINGS, WE'D HAVE TO FIND $90 MILLION OF GENERAL FUND OR OTHER RESOURCES TO DO THESE ITEMS. WELL, I KNOW THAT I DO HAVE A SALES TAX REPORT AND COLLEAGUES, I HOPE EACH ONE YOU GET THE SAME PAGE.

HERE'S A BREAKDOWN.

WHAT STREETS, WHAT TRAFFIC LIGHTS THAT YOU NEED TO TO BE DONE IN YOUR DISTRICT IN THE COST.

HOW MUCH IS GOING TO BE.

I KNOW DISTRICT EIGHT.

YOU KNOW, WE NEED SIDEWALK.

WE NEED TRACTOR SYSTEM, WE NEED ADA RAMP.

YOU KNOW, WE NEED A WHOLE LOT.

AND SOMETIMES WE GOT NOTHING.

BUT SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, I TELL PEOPLE WHAT IS HOPE.

HOPE IS JUST DEFINITION.

BUT WHAT WE'VE NOT LOST HER FOR 3 OR 4 YEARS IS COMMUNICATION AND LACK OF TRUST.

I DON'T TRUST US.

WE DON'T TRUST DART.

WE JUST APPOINT NEW DART BOARD MEMBERS AND THEY DO CONTROL DART, THE MAJORITY OF CONTROL DART.

BUT IN A FEW MONTHS, WE'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT CONTROL BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE OVER THE BUDGET.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE THE SURVEYOR OVER THE BUDGET.

SO I WANT TO PUT THAT OUT. WE DO CONTROL THE BUDGET RIGHT NOW.

AND WHEN I BELIEVE THE FATE THAT WE PUT IN, APPOINT THOSE PEOPLE, THEY'RE JUST LIKE US.

THEY GOT A POLICY MAKER.

SO I BELIEVE DO I DART BOARD HAVE ANY AUTHORITY IN THIS MOU TO OVERSEE THIS? SO AGAIN, COUNCILMAN THE ILLA IS WHAT THE POINT OF WORDS WOULD GO BACK TO.

THE MOU IS GOING TO BE THE EXECUTION THROUGH THE STAFFS ON BOTH SIDES, RIGHT? SO THE ILLA, ALL THE CITIES HAS SIGNED ILLA.

THAT'S CORRECT, RIGHT? THAT'S CORRECT, SIR. AND THE REASON WHY WE DIDN'T SIGN THE ILLA BECAUSE WE WAS NOT IN GOOD STANDINGS, IS THAT CORRECT? PART OF IT. WE DIDN'T WE DIDN'T SIGN THE ILLA FOR THE FACT THAT.

YES, THAT'S CORRECT. THERE WERE A NUMBER OF OUTSTANDING ISSUES RELATED TO BETTERMENTS AND DELAYS THAT WE HAD TO WORK OUT.

AND I MEAN, WHAT WE STARTED SHOWING THE COUNCIL LAST WEEK IS WE BELIEVE THAT WE'VE COME TO A VERY GOOD SOLUTION THAT BOTH PARTIES SHOULD BE AGREEABLE AND AMENABLE TO. AND I KNOW THE MOU IS NOT A LEGAL DOCUMENT, YOU KNOW.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT, SIR.

AND IT'S NOT A LEGAL DOCUMENT.

IS THIS WOULD IT BE THE POWER OF THE EXECUTIVE OR DART OR DO THE EXECUTIVE ORDER CAN GO BACK TO THE BOARD TO KIND OF REFEREE TO NEGOTIATE THESE FUNDS GOING FORWARD, DO IT AT ANY AUTHORITY TO ACT IN THE MOU DARTBOARD DART BOARD? LET ME LET ME ASK YOU, SIR, THAT.

AND SO ILLA MOU WE STARTED WITH THE ILLA, WHICH OBVIOUSLY MOST CITIES, IF NOT ALL OF THEM, HAD SOME CONCERNS AND WANTED TO RED LINE BECAUSE THE LANGUAGE WAS PRETTY VAGUE AND PRETTY MUCH PUT ALL OF THE AUTHORITY AROUND DECIDING WHETHER GOOD STANDING AND OR NOT GOOD STANDING IN DART'S

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WHEELHOUSE. OBVIOUSLY IF THEY'RE GIVING 111 PLUS AND OTHER MONEY TO OTHER FOLK, THEY'VE TAKEN THE THE POSITION THAT IT'S THEIR RESOURCES TO DISTRIBUTE.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO REFUND THE DOLLAR.

SO THEY WANT TO ESTABLISH THE RULES.

THEY'VE SAID TO EVERY CITY, INCLUDING US, WE'RE NOT AMENDING THE BASE.

ILLA WHAT WAS DIFFERENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DALLAS AND THE OTHER CITIES? IN MY OPINION, AS WE SAW DURING THE JOINT MEETING, WAS THERE WERE A NUMBER OF ISSUES AND CHALLENGES AROUND WHETHER IT WAS BETTERMENTS, WHETHER IT WAS GOOD STANDING, WHETHER IT WAS JUST A HISTORY OF THE RELATIONSHIP AND A DISAGREEMENT ON HOW MUCH FROM WHAT THEY PREVIOUSLY TOLD US WE WOULD GET, WHICH WAS 111 TO ARE NOW UNSETTLED AMOUNT, WHICH IN FACT THEY WANTED TO BEGIN TO EXTRACT PENALTIES AS WELL AS BETTERMENTS FROM.

SO WE SAID AND THE COMMITTEE ASKED FOR US TO GO BACK AND NEGOTIATE TO BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW WE ONE COULD CLARIFY WHAT'S THE BETTERMENT, WHAT IS NOT COME TO SOME AGREEMENT ON THE PENALTY ASPECTS OF IT.

AS YOU RECALL, THEY WERE IN THE POSITION TO EXTRACT OR TAKE FROM US FROM THAT RESOURCE PROBABLY 40 OR $50 MILLION IN PENALTIES THAT THEY BELIEVE WERE CAUSED BECAUSE OF DELAYED REVIEWS AND RESPONSES TO PERMITTING.

AND SO THE ISSUE AND CHALLENGE WE HAD AND THAT'S WHY THE MOU COMES INTO PLAY, WAS THAT BEGAN THE DISCUSSION AROUND NEGOTIATIONS AROUND ONE JUST DETERMINING WHAT THE BASE NUMBER WAS THAT WE WOULD ULTIMATELY RECEIVE AND THEN WHAT CONDITIONS TO ENSURE THAT WE ONE, STAYED IN GOOD STANDING, THAT WE DID NOT DELAY THE PROJECT ANY FURTHER, THAT PUT THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND THE NEW CLOCK FOR WE'RE GOING TO START FROM SCRATCH AND WE'RE GOING TO ASSUME ONCE WE GET IN GOOD STANDING, WE'RE GOING TO STAY THAT WAY.

AND HERE ARE THE THINGS THAT YOU'LL AGREE TO DO, AND HERE ARE THE THINGS CITY THAT WILL AGREE TO DO.

AND IF YOU DO THESE THINGS THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THE REST OF THE PROJECT, THEN YOU WILL RECEIVE THE $90 MILLION THAT'S PLEDGED TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BEGIN AND STAY IN GOOD STANDING.

WE WANT TO NOT GIVE YOU THE ENTIRE AMOUNT UP FRONT AND OR COMMIT IT, BUT SAY THERE'S $30 MILLION THAT WILL PUT WHAT WE WOULD CALL AN ESCROW BASED ON MILESTONES TO CONTINUALLY BUILD BACK THE TRUST AND THE PARTNERSHIP.

THAT'S WHAT MYSELF AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HAVE AGREED TO.

I DO BELIEVE THAT SHE HAS SHARED THE CONTENT AS WELL AS THE DOLLAR AMOUNT BECAUSE THE ILA DOES NOT HAVE A DOLLAR AMOUNT WITH HER BOARD AND THE PARTICULAR PARAMETERS AROUND HOW THE MONEY WOULD BE DISTRIBUTED.

THEY, I UNDERSTAND, ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THE LANGUAGE IN THE MOU AND THE BELIEF THAT WE'RE GOING TO TURN A PAGE, GO BACK TO THE PARTNERSHIP WE'VE ALWAYS HAD AND WORK WITH EACH OTHER TO RESOLVE ISSUES.

WHEN THERE ARE ISSUES, WE WILL ESCALATE THROUGH THE DIRECTORS, THEN THE ASSISTANT CITY MANAGERS AND THEN ULTIMATELY THE CITY MANAGER TO RESOLVE DISPUTES.

THE MOU DESCRIBES ALL OF THOSE THINGS THAT WILL KEEP US FROM BEING WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

THE REALITY IS THIS IN VERY SIMPLE TERMS, THEY ARE NOT WILLING, AS ADMINISTRATORS AND OR THE POLICY MAKERS TO AMEND THE ILA.

THEY SAID THAT TO EVERY CITY.

SO THAT IS NOT AN OPTION AND WILL NOT BE SOMETHING I BELIEVE THEY WILL ENTERTAIN.

SO FOR US TO NOT APPROVE THE ILA ALL THAT DOES TODAY OR IN THE LATTER.

ARE PARTS OF THIS MONTH OR IN AUGUST.

IS THE DELAY THE INEVITABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO RECEIVE $1? SO AS IT RELATES TO THE CONCERNS THAT LEGAL HAS, I SHARE THOSE.

I QUESTION THE SAME THINGS WHEN WE BEGAN.

BUT THE REALITY IS, IF WE ARE WALKING DOWN THE PATH WITH COOPERATIVE AND PARTNERSHIP INTENT, THEN I DO NOT BELIEVE DART, WHO HAS HISTORICALLY NOT DONE THAT, IS GOING TO DO ANYTHING THAT DAMAGES THE CITY.

AND I KNOW, AT LEAST UNDER MY ADMINISTRATION, I'M NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING THAT BRINGS HARM OR DELAY TO DART AND MY TEAM.

LIKEWISE. SO AGAIN, TO ME TODAY, AND TO YOUR POINT, WE DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES TODAY.

WE WILL NEVER GET THEM UNLESS WE SIGN THE ILA.

WE CAN GO BACK AND FORTH OVER THE TECHNICALITIES OF, WELL, WHAT ABOUT THIS AND WHAT ABOUT THAT? BUT ALL I KNOW FOR SURE IS IF WE DON'T SIGN THE ILA, WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET ANY RESOURCES AND YOU CAN PUT THE HEAT ON ME AND MY TEAM TO PERFORM GOING FORWARD TO ENSURE THAT WE GET THE $90 MILLION.

AND IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT'S WITHIN THE MOU THAT SPEAKS TO THEM EXTRACTING PENALTIES FROM US, WE WILL WORK DILIGENTLY TO MAKE SURE WE RESOLVE THOSE BEFORE ANY PENALTIES COME AGAINST THE $90 MILLION.

AND SO AGAIN, I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT WE APPROVE THE ILA.

LET'S MOVE ON.

ALL WE'RE DOING IS DELAYING AGAIN THE CITY RECEIVING THE RESOURCES AND PEOPLE MAY NOT LIKE THE PROJECT, THEY MAY NOT EVEN LIKE DART.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE MONEY IS GREEN.

WE'VE GOT NEEDS AND IT'S THEIR RESOURCES TO GIVE AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO GIVE THEM.

AND THE ONLY THING THAT WE CAN SAY IS I GUESS YOU DON'T GET A TRAIN, BUT WE HAVE AN ILA THAT PRECEDES THIS ILA THAT SAYS WE'RE GOING TO WORK WITH THEM TO PRODUCE AND PUT A TRAIN

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IN SERVICE. SO WE WOULD THEN BE IN DEFAULT OF THE ORIGINAL ILA IF WE SAT DOWN AND DID NOTHING.

SO AGAIN, WE'RE AT A POINT WHERE WE'VE GOT TO MOVE FORWARD AND I WOULD HOPE WE CAN GET PAST THIS, MOVE FORWARD AND GET THE REST OF THE REGION'S UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE IN COOPERATION TO FIND A WAY TO BUILD A TRAIN THAT APPARENTLY WAS COMMITTED LONG BEFORE I BECAME THE CITY MANAGER, THAT WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF PERMITTING AND BUILDING.

SO AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SPEAK.

THANK YOU. I WON'T MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN.

I'M JUST KIDDING. OKAY.

WE'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM YOU A FEW MORE TIMES TODAY.

SO THANK YOU, ROBIN.

PROCESS AND PROCEDURE.

I DID TALK TO ELIZABETH RACE.

HOW IS THE MONEY WOULD BE ALLOCATED TO THE CITY OF DALLAS.

WALK US THROUGH THE $90 MILLION.

SO GOING BACK TO THE ILA ESSER, THERE'S CERTAIN THRESHOLDS ON THE DOLLAR VALUE OF THE PROJECTS.

IF THE PROJECT IS $250,000 OR MORE, WE EITHER GET 10% THE VALUE OF THE PROJECT OR 125,000, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.

IF IT'S LESS THAN 250,000, I BELIEVE WE GET 10% UPFRONT TO START THE PROJECT.

ONCE THE PROJECT IS APPROVED AND WE START WORKING, WE RECEIVED THE INITIAL FUNDING, THEN WE WOULD BASICALLY SEEK REIMBURSEMENT FROM DART ON A MONTHLY BASIS. WHAT ABOUT THE FIRST 50 MILLION? TELL ME HOW THE FIRST 50 MILLION IS, YOU KNOW, GOING TO ESCROW OR HOW DOES THAT WORK, THE FIRST 50 MILLION, RIGHT.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS IN SPEAKING WITH OUR CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, WE WILL ACTUALLY SET UP A SPECIAL FUND SO THOSE DOLLARS CAN GO INTO THAT FUND, WHICH WILL HELP WITH THE TRANSPARENCY.

AND THEN THERE'S THERE'S 22 SIGNAL PROJECTS THAT WE CAN IMMEDIATELY START.

THERE'S 21 SIDEWALK PROJECTS BASED UPON WHERE WE HAVE EXISTING STREET WORK THAT WE CAN START ON, AS WELL AS THE ADA RAMPS.

SO WE WOULD FIRST LOOK TO SEE WHERE WE HAVE EXISTING WORK GOING ON OR WHAT WE CAN QUICKLY EXECUTE AND START WITH THOSE.

OKAY. AND THE LAST THE 30 MILLION, I GUESS THE $6 MILLION KIND OF BROKE DOWN.

HOW IS THAT FUNDED? SO AGAIN, GOING ON THE MILESTONES BASED BASED UPON THE MOU, WHEREVER WE'RE AT WITH THE PROJECTS, I MEAN, ONCE THAT FUNDING BECOMES AVAILABLE, WE PUT IT TOWARDS THE LIST OF PROJECTS THAT WE'RE SHARING.

OKAY. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I MIGHT HAVE ROUND THREE.

I'LL JUST BE TWO FOR YOU.

CHAIRMAN MAGOO. YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I THINK I GOT HEARD THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION.

BUT WHO? WHO WAS NEGOTIATING ON BEHALF OF THE CITY? COUNCILMAN MCGOUGH. AS FAR AS THE BETTERMENTS, THERE WAS A JOINT GROUP WITH THE COG WITH DART.

AND ON THE CITY SIDE, D.W.

TRANSPORTATION, PUBLIC WORKS AND MYSELF AND THE COG.

OKAY. WELL, AFTER READING THIS AND ACTUALLY READING THE ILA AND GOING THROUGH THIS DISCUSSION, I HAVE THREE POINTS REALLY.

ONE IS, I THINK TO CHAIRMAN ATKINS POSITION, I WANT TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO GET EVERY DOLLAR WE CAN THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

AND I THINK THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING, BUT I WANT TO SAY IT.

THE SECOND THING IS I DO THINK IT WAS A GOOD DECISION.

AND I THINK MICHAEL MORRIS STEPPING INTO THIS ROLE DID A GOOD JOB, FROM WHAT I HEARD AND FROM ON THE RTC SIDE OF THINGS AS WELL, IT WAS NEEDED.

AND I THINK. HE DID A GOOD JOB WORKING THROUGH THE SETTLEMENT.

THE THIRD POINT IS THE ACTUAL IRA.

AND I BELIEVE THE ISSUES RAISED BY LEGAL AND AS POINTED OUT THROUGH CERTAIN QUESTIONING ALREADY TODAY ARE REAL ISSUES.

AND I THINK THEY'RE THEY'RE PROBLEMATIC TO THE POINT OF WHERE I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH WHERE WE ARE.

AND SO WE GOT A COUPLE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE PULLED TOGETHER, BUT WE DON'T HAVE THE THE FINAL PIECE.

AND SO MANY OF YOUR ANSWERS BEING IT'S UP TO SOMEBODY ELSE TO DETERMINE THAT'S NOT GOOD DRAFTING IN A CONTRACT.

THAT'S NOT HOW WE DO THAT WHEN WE'RE WHEN WE'RE WORKING OUT SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS, YOU WANT TO HAVE THINGS THAT ARE ENFORCEABLE AND CLEAR.

AND THAT'S WHAT LEADS TO A BETTER RELATIONSHIP.

AND TRUST MOVING FORWARD IS WHEN YOU HAVE THINGS CLEARLY OUTLINED TO BEGIN WITH, AND THEN EVERYBODY FALLS IN LINE WITH WHAT THOSE ARE.

I DON'T SEE THAT IN THIS ERA, AND IT'S PROBLEMATIC TO THE POINT OF WHERE IT'S SOMETHING I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE SUPPORTING AT THIS POINT AT THIS TIME.

SO THAT'S WHERE WE ARE.

I HEARD OUR CITY MANAGER TALK.

I DON'T LIKE THOSE ANSWERS.

I DON'T WANT IT TO BE THAT WAY. BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT'S WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.

AND I'LL KEEP LISTENING TO THE REST OF THE DISCUSSION.

BUT THANK YOU, MR. RIDLEY. YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES, SIR.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

AND THANK YOU, MR. BROADNAX, FOR YOUR EXPLANATION OF WHERE WE ARE AND THE ANSWER TO WHAT MY FIRST QUESTION WAS GOING TO BE, WHICH IS, WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES IF WE DON'T AUTHORIZE THE SIGNATURE ON THE ILHA? I AGREE WITH YOU.

THIS $111 MILLION IS FOUND MONEY.

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AND IF WE WANT TO USE ALL OR ANY PART OF THAT, WE HAVE TO JUMP THROUGH SOME HOOPS.

I UNDERSTAND THAT.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EQUATION, I AM DISAPPOINTED IN OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE DART BOARD THAT THEY ARE UNWILLING TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS OVER THE TERMS OF THAT ILHA TO THE BENEFIT OF BOTH PARTIES TO CLARIFY ISSUES THAT ARE LACKED CLARITY AND TO HOPEFULLY AVOID FUTURE DISPUTES.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THE MOU IS AN EFFORT TO IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE AMBIGUITIES AND TO SET FORTH THE TERMS OF THE DEDUCTIONS FROM THE $111 MILLION AS A RESULT OF THE MEDIATION WITH NCTCOG. MY QUESTION AT THIS POINT IS WHAT IS OUR STATUS WITH DART AT THIS POINT? DO WE HAVE THE STATUS THAT THEY REQUIRE US TO HAVE TO GAIN THE BENEFIT OF THIS TAX REFUND? OR IN OTHER WORDS, ARE WE IN GOOD STANDING WITH THEM CURRENTLY? AND IF NOT, WHAT ASSURANCE DO WE HAVE THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO OBTAIN THAT STATUS? COUNCILMAN RIDLEY SO YES, ONCE THE ILHA AND THE MOU ARE EXECUTED, WE WILL BE IN GOOD STANDING.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT HAS SAID IN THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE.

THE DART BOARD NOMINEE INTERVIEWS.

ONE OF THE SITTING BOARD MEMBERS SAID THAT EXACT SAME THING, THAT ONCE WE EXECUTE THESE DOCUMENTS OR THESE AGREEMENTS, WE WILL BE IN GOOD STANDING.

SO AS I UNDERSTAND IT, YOU'RE ASKING US TO AUTHORIZE APPROVAL OF THE ILHA TODAY, BUT THE MOU IS NOT PART OF THIS ITEM IN THE SENSE THAT IT IS NOT FINALIZED YET.

IT IS STILL UP FOR NEGOTIATION OVER SOME TERMS. IS THAT CORRECT? SO WHAT WHAT THE DART ADMINISTRATION HAS TOLD US IS THAT, AGAIN, SHARING SOME OF THESE CONCERNS, THEY ARE WILLING TO PROVIDE US WITH A LETTER THAT ADDRESSES SOME OF THOSE CONCERNS.

IT WILL BE SOMETHING THAT'S TRANSPARENT, SHARED.

BUT, I MEAN, THE WHOLE POINT IS, YOU KNOW, ONCE WE EXECUTE EXCUSE ME, THESE AGREEMENTS, THAT WE WILL BE IN GOOD STANDING AND IT'S FOR US TO TO STAY THERE.

I THINK ONE OF THE CRITICISMS WAS, LOOKING BACK, WE DIDN'T KNOW, YOU KNOW, CERTAIN, YOU KNOW, RULES AND WE HAD THE ILHA, BUT WE DIDN'T KNOW THAT ANY OF THIS WOULD BE RETROACTIVE.

BUT MOVING FORWARD, WE KNOW WHAT WE NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO STAY IN GOOD STANDING.

WELL, WILL YOU BE SUBSEQUENTLY SUBMITTING A FINAL MOU TO THE COUNCIL FOR OUR APPROVAL? NO, SIR. SO AGAIN, THAT'S AN ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENT.

WE'LL SHARE IT, BUT NO.

OKAY. SO ONCE WE VOTE TODAY ON THE ILA STAFF WILL UNDERTAKE TO COMPLETE NEGOTIATIONS AND ENTER INTO THE MOU AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENT.

THAT'S CORRECT, SIR.

AND COUNCILMAN, LET ME BE CLEAR.

I THINK WHAT MR. PEREZ AND GUS AND HIS TEAM HAVE SHARED WITH THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE, I THINK IN BRIEFED LAST WEEK, THE COMPONENTS OF FROM MILESTONES TO OTHERS ARE REALLY THE ESSENCE OF THE DEAL POINTS IN THE MOU.

I THINK IF THERE'S ANY UNCERTAINTY AROUND THE MOU, I WANT TO BE CLEAR THERE'S NOT A LOT OF VAGUENESS.

I THINK THERE'S AN ISSUE AROUND EITHER PUTTING THE WORDS IN OR CLEARLY UNDERSTANDING THAT AN MOU, THIS MOU IS NON-LEGALLY BINDING, WHICH IN ESSENCE IS WHAT AN MOU IS ANYWAY. SO IT SEEMS LIKE WE'RE SPEAKING ABOUT THE SAME THING, THAT THE INSTRUMENT IS JUST ALREADY KNOWN AS A FACT THAT IT IS NOT.

THE OTHER ISSUES IS DEFINING BEFORE THEY CAN ISSUE ANY PENALTIES FROM THE RESOURCES, WHAT TYPES OF NOTICES WE GET AND HOW CAN WE CURE.

AND THEN THE TIMELINE AND UNDERSTANDING OF WHEN ANYTHING WOULD BE DONE THAT WOULD BE REMOVING RESOURCES THAT WE OTHERWISE THOUGHT WE WOULD HAVE.

I THINK THAT IS WHAT MR. PEREZ IS SAYING.

WE'LL HAVE MORE CONVERSATION WITH TO GET CLARITY.

THAT WAS THE INITIAL CONVERSATION WHEN THE ILA WAS FIRST WRITTEN.

I QUESTIONED TELL ME WHAT GOOD STANDING IS AND ALL OTHER CITY MANAGERS ON A CALL THAT WE'VE HAD THROUGHOUT THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH ALL THE OTHER CITIES HAD THE SAME CONCERNS. BUT I THINK, AGAIN, I THINK THE WHERE WE ARE TODAY IS THEY'VE BEEN INFLEXIBLE IN WANTING TO CHANGE THE LANGUAGE.

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QUITE HONESTLY, I THINK EVEN AS WE DISCUSSED THE MOU AND THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THAT COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTLY WITH ME FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HER AND I, SHE INDICATED THAT THEY ARE DONE NEGOTIATING THE MAJOR DEAL POINTS, PRIMARILY BECAUSE I THINK SHE HAD TO DO QUITE A BIT OF CONVERSATIONS WITH HER OWN BOARD TO GET THEM COMFORTABLE WITH THE ELEMENTS OF THE ILA AND OR THE MOU, AS WE'VE DESCRIBED IT.

SO EVERYTHING YOU'VE SEEN IN WRITING, IN THE PRESENTATIONS AND IN THE BRIEFING IS PRETTY MUCH WHAT IS DUMPED INTO THE MOU.

AND THEN THE ONLY THINGS THAT IT SPEAKS TO IS THE ESCALATION POINTS WHICH ARE ALREADY IDENTIFIED IN THE ORIGINAL ILA BEYOND THIS CURRENT ONE THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY.

SO AGAIN, AGAIN, ROBERT IS DOING A GREAT JOB RESPONDING TO THE QUESTIONS.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO PUT THE FINER POINTS ON.

AND HE ASKED AND SOMEONE ASKED WHO'S BEEN NEGOTIATING? OBVIOUSLY THE TEAM AND STAFF HAVE BEEN DOWN IN THE TECHNICAL PIECES OF THE AGREEMENT, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, BEFORE ANYBODY SAID, OKAY, WE'VE GOT AGREEMENT AND CONSENSUS, THOSE WERE CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF AS WELL AS NADINE, BASED ON OUR STAFF'S GUIDANCE OF DOING THE PRE-WORK.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR.

SO I HAVE SEEN AND UNDERSTAND THE TENANTS OF THESE AGREEMENTS AND FEEL COMFORTABLE WHERE WE'RE AT WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE PARTNERS AND NOT ADVERSARIES.

AND I THINK GOING FORWARD, THAT'S HOW WE'LL MOVE THROUGHOUT THIS PROJECT.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

CHAIRWOMAN WILLIS, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU. SO ON FRIDAY, THE CITY ATTORNEY ISSUED A MEMO WITH CONCERNS ABOUT THE ILHA AND MOU AND GOT A STAMP ON IT.

SO I CAN'T REALLY PULL OUT TOO MANY, TOO MUCH OF THE CONTENT AROUND IT.

BUT JUST SOME OF THE PHRASES THAT CAUGHT MY EYE ARE SERIOUS CONCERNS.

DEFICIENCIES IN UNCLEAR UNDEFINED REFUSED TO MAKE ANY AMENDMENTS POTENTIAL TO END UP IN AN ENDLESS CYCLE. UNCLEAR PROCEDURE.

SO THAT GIVES ME PAUSE BECAUSE IN LISTENING AT MONDAY'S TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE MEETING, IT WAS SAID REPEATEDLY THAT TO MEND THIS RELATIONSHIP, TO RETRIEVE IT, RESTORE IT, IT'S GOING TO TAKE CLEARER A CLEAR AGREEMENT, CLEAR DELINEATION SO THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR OBLIGATIONS ARE.

AND I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER MCGOUGH WAS MAKING THIS POINT AS WELL, THAT WE'VE GOT TO MEND THE RELATIONSHIP TO MOVE FORWARD.

I KNOW THAT OUR PROSPECTIVE DART BOARD CANDIDATES, OUR CURRENT SITTING DART BOARD MEMBERS, YOU KNOW, EVERYONE SEEMED TO PLAY BACK THE FACT THAT WE ALL WANT TO MOVE FORWARD. I MEAN, I THINK WE ALL WANT TO MOVE PEOPLE RAPIDLY AND SAFELY THROUGHOUT THIS CITY.

THAT'S OUR COMMON GROUND AND IN THE REGION.

BUT WHERE WE DIFFER IS IN THESE DOCUMENTS THAT ARE REALLY IMPORTANT TO US IN DEFINING HOW THIS RELATIONSHIP IS GOING TO MOVE FORWARD. AND SO THE VERY THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN SAID, INCLUDING WITH YOU, DR.

PEREZ, I MEAN, YOU YOU SAT RIGHT OVER THERE AND SAID, YOU KNOW, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THESE THINGS DEFINED IF WE WANT TO MEND THIS RELATIONSHIP AND MOVE FORWARD.

AND SO HERE WE ARE WITH AN ITEM BEFORE US TO APPROVE THAT HAS WORDS LIKE THIS IN IT.

AND I JUST AS A COURTESY, PASSED OUT SOME COPIES OF IT BECAUSE I KNOW WITH ALL OF OUR EMAILS WE'VE BEEN GETTING, I LOST THIS IN MY MAILBOX ON FRIDAY, SO I WANTED TO BE SURE EVERYONE SAW THIS BECAUSE THIS IS OUR CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SHARING A PRETTY STRONGLY WORDED DOCUMENT WITH US WITH A LOT OF CONCERNS ABOUT THE ILHA, WHICH I LOVE YOUR DESCRIPTION.

IT'S THE RULE BOOK.

SO LOTS OF CONCERNS AROUND THE RULE BOOK.

MOU STILL BEING NEGOTIATED IS THE PLAYBOOK.

AND I GUESS, MR. CITY ATTORNEY, I MEAN, IT JUST FEELS LIKE WHAT WOULD BE HELPFUL IN MOVING THIS ALONG? BECAUSE I WILL SAY, I'VE BEEN TOLD OVER AND OVER, IT'S DONE.

THEY'RE DONE WITH US. THIS IS IT.

THIS THERE IS NO MORE DISCUSSION.

I DON'T THINK PARTNERS HOLD EACH OTHER HOSTAGE.

AND SO I'M REALLY CONCERNED THAT AS WE'RE TRYING TO MOVE BACK TO SOMETHING, WE ALL VERY MUCH WANT THAT TODAY.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET THERE.

SO I'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT, THAT PROCESS.

WHY WHY OTHERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO COME TO THIS AGREEMENT.

BUT BUT DALLAS HASN'T.

AND MAYBE IT'S A DIFFERENCE IN OUR OUR STANDARD.

WELL, LET ME GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THE ILHA.

SO WE RECEIVED A COPY OF IT.

OUR OFFICE DID LATE FALL.

WE, ALONG WITH OTHER CITY ATTORNEYS IN THE PARTNER CITIES, TOOK A LOOK AT THE DOCUMENT AND WE RED LINED ALL OF OUR CONCERNS AND ALL OF

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WHICH WERE OUTLINED IN THE MEMO THAT I PROVIDED.

WE WE PRESENTED THOSE CONCERNS FOR LACK OF CLARITY AND OTHER THINGS TO DART AND DART REJECTED EVERY SINGLE CHANGE.

WE WERE TOLD THAT THE DART BOARD WOULD NOT CONSIDER THE DOCUMENT AGAIN.

THEY MADE NO CHANGES TO ANY OTHER CITIES DOCUMENT.

SO EVERY CITY HAS SIGNED THE SAME DOCUMENT.

THEY HAVE CHANGED NO TERMS WHATSOEVER FOR ANY OTHER CITY.

SO WE BROUGHT ALL OF THESE CONCERNS TO DART IN THE FALL AND THEY HAVE SAID THEY'RE NOT NEGOTIATING ANY TERMS OF THIS DOCUMENT.

DO WE KNOW WHY OTHER CITIES WENT ON AND SIGNED? BECAUSE THEY WANT THE MONEY.

WELL, THERE'S ANOTHER REASON, THOUGH.

NO, THEY WANT THE MONEY.

WHAT OTHER REASONS DO THEY HAVE? A CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING? YES. NO OTHER CITY THAT I'M AWARE OF HAS HAD THE DIFFICULTY IN PERMITTING AND MOVING FORWARD THEIR SEGMENT OF THE SILVER LINE IN ANY GREAT WAY, SIMILAR TO OR CLOSE TO THE ACRIMONY AND THE THINGS THAT DART WOULD OBVIOUSLY SAY THAT THE CITY OF DALLAS HAS DONE.

THE CRITICAL PATH, SO TO SPEAK, RUNS THROUGH DALLAS WHEN IT COMES TO THE TIME AND DELAYS OF WHAT'S GOING ON NOW.

I WAS EQUALLY AS FRUSTRATED AND UPSET AT THE JOINT MEETING, PARTICULARLY AROUND TRYING TO CLAW BACK WITHOUT ANY APPRECIATION OR RECOGNITION TO US THAT ONE THE BETTERMENTS WOULD BE PAID FOR BY US AND OR THAT THEY WERE GOING TO EXTRACT PENALTIES FROM US.

SO BOTTOM LINE IS, IF THEY'RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE THE AGREEMENT, PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT THEY'RE GOING TO MAINTAIN IN GOOD STANDING WITH DART DIDN'T FEEL THAT THESE ISSUES AND CHALLENGES AND VAGARIES IN THE AGREEMENT WERE WORTH THEM NOT MOVING FORWARD.

WE, ON THE OTHER HAND, OBVIOUSLY TOOK A DIFFERENT POSITION BECAUSE I WAS EQUALLY AS AGGRIEVED AND WANTED TO REALLY DISCUSS ONE THE AMOUNTS THAT WE WOULD GET AND THEN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW WE WOULD MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE CLEAR EYED ON WHAT IS EXPECTED OF US AND AND HOW WE WOULD PROCEED IN A PARTNERSHIP.

THERE WERE A LONG SPACE IN WHICH THERE WAS NO CONVERSATION ABOUT THIS JUST TO ALLOW BOTH SIDES TO GET TO A BETTER PLACE.

AND SO AT THE END OF THE DAY, I THINK THE CITY ATTORNEY SAID EVERY CITY ATTORNEY AND I THINK SHE'S ONE OF THE BEST CITY ATTORNEYS IN ALL OF THIS COUNTY, THAT THEY DIDN'T LISTEN TO HER NOR THE OTHER ONES.

AND AGAIN, IT'S EITHER TAKE THIS AGREEMENT OR DON'T AND WILL ULTIMATELY TURN AROUND AND POTENTIALLY USE THE RESOURCES, HOW WE SEE FIT.

AND THE CITY WILL FORFEIT ITS RIGHT TO GET 90 MILLION, 40 MILLION, 50 MILLION AGAIN.

SO WHETHER IT'S TODAY OR IN AUGUST, IT'S MY IMPRESSION THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE THAT POSITION BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME.

AND TAMMY CAN CLARIFY THAT AS WELL.

SO FOR LEASE PROGRAM DOLLARS, I MEAN, THEY HAVE TO FIT A CERTAIN CRITERIA.

AND WHAT'S THAT CRITERIA THEY HAVE TO FIT? WHO DO THEY HAVE TO BENEFIT? YEAH, THEY HAVE TO COMPLIMENT DART SERVICE, RIGHT? SO, I MEAN, WE'RE HELPING CRAFT A PROGRAM OF THINGS THAT THE CITY NEEDS, BUT THAT BENEFIT DART.

THAT'S CORRECT, MA'AM. OKAY.

AND SO AND THEN WE DON'T JUST GET IT.

THERE'S AN APPLICATION.

WE HAVE TO WE'VE GOT OUR LIST OF PROJECTS, THINGS LIKE TRAFFIC LIGHTS, SIDEWALKS TO HELP PEOPLE GET TO A DART STOP.

I MEAN, THINGS THAT BENEFIT DART.

BUT BUT WE DON'T JUST GET IT.

WE HAVE TO APPLY.

AND THEN THEY APPROVE.

IS THAT WHAT'S THE PROCESS? NO, AND THAT'S CORRECT, MA'AM.

AND I MEAN, WE STARTED THAT PROCESS ACTUALLY BACK IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY TIMEFRAME AND SHARING THE PRELIMINARY LIST WITH THE WITH DART SO THEY KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOING WITH WITH THESE DOLLARS. WE'VE CONSULTED WITH THEM.

AND I MEAN, THEY'VE GIVEN US THEIR MAJOR CORRIDORS FOR THE SIGNALS, FOR THE SIDEWALKS, FOR THE ADA RAMPS.

SO YES, WE'VE STARTED THAT ALREADY AND THOSE ARE DUE WHEN THE APPLICATION.

SO I BELIEVE WE HAVE ACTUALLY THROUGH NEXT FEBRUARY TO GET THEM THE I THOUGHT IT WAS JANUARY.

SO THIS MEANS ALL OF THESE CITIES HAVE TO TURN IN THEIR APPLICATION FOR THESE FUNDS THAT THEY'VE GIVEN YOU AN AMOUNT FOR IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY.

SO IS ANYTHING GOING TO MOVE BEFORE THAT TIME? I MEAN, WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT DELAYS, BUT WHAT WOULD MOVE BEFORE THAT TIME, BEFORE THEY EVEN GET AN APPLICATION TO APPROVE? WELL, I MEAN, AGAIN, GOING BACK TO THE PRELIMINARY WORK THAT WE'VE DONE, I MEAN, WE'VE GOTTEN PRELIMINARY APPROVAL FOR A LOT OF THESE PROJECTS.

SO AS SOON AS WE GET THIS EXECUTED, WE START GOING.

SO BUT IT WON'T BE BEFORE JANUARY OR FEBRUARY NEXT.

OH, YEAH. NO, SO WE DON'T HAVE TO.

SO I THINK THE I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO SUBMIT THE LIST OF PROJECTS BY NEXT FEBRUARY.

IF I'M IF I'M RECALLING CORRECTLY, THERE'S CERTAIN DEADLINES THAT WE HAVE TO ABIDE BY.

SO WE HAVE TO APPLY FOR PROJECTS THAT ARE ALREADY MOVING BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T.

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YEAH, WE HAVEN'T ACTUALLY EXECUTED THAT YET.

SO LET ME CLARIFY.

I THINK, ROBERT, YOU ALL ARE TALKING PAST EACH OTHER.

WHAT ROBERT'S SAYING IS THE END DATE FOR US TO IDENTIFY AND SHARE WITH THEM.

THIS IS WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS IN JANUARY OF NEXT YEAR, IF IN FACT COUNCIL APPROVES ONE, THE ILHA, AND THEN THEY'VE ALREADY SEEN OUR LIST OF PROJECTS, WE WOULD TURN THAT OVER TO THEM IMMEDIATELY AND THEN THEY WOULD AUTHORIZE US TO MOVE FORWARD ON THE PROJECTS.

AND SO WE WOULD START THOSE THIS SUMMER.

IF IN FACT WE COULD GET PAST THE APPROVAL TODAY, IT WOULDN'T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL JANUARY.

CORRECT? ROBERT THAT'S CORRECT, SIR.

SO WE HAVE TO ACTUALLY SUBMIT ALL THE PROJECTS.

TO REVIEW BY JANUARY 31ST OF 2024.

THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS HAVE TO BE AWARDED BY FEBRUARY 28TH OF 2025.

OKAY. I THINK I GET THAT.

YEAH. OKAY.

SO, I MEAN, I THINK WE UNDERSTAND THE NEGOTIATION AND I TOO AM APPRECIATIVE TO MISTER MORRIS AND THOSE WHO SAT DOWN AT THE TABLE.

AND I'M GLAD WE GOT TO GO THROUGH TALKING THROUGH SOME OF THESE POINTS.

I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WAS PRESENTED THERE.

I MEAN, I'VE ASKED FOR SOME EXAMPLES BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE A LOT IS BEING PINNED ON THE CITY BECAUSE IT'S UNDER THIS HALO OF PERMITTING ISSUES.

FOR INSTANCE, SOME ITEMS SUCH AS BRIDGES OVER CREEKS CANNOT BE ADVANCED UNLESS THE HYDRAULIC REPORT THAT SHOWS WATER FLOWS AND ELEVATIONS ARE REVIEWED AND APPROVED.

DART AND THEIR DESIGNERS STRUGGLED TO SUBMIT THE HYDRAULIC REPORT FOR DWS REVIEW AND REQUIRED SEVERAL ITERATIONS AND REVIEW.

SO SOMETIMES I'M CONCERNED THAT WHILE WE'RE DOING WHAT'S BEST FOR DALLAS AND OUR DALLAS RESIDENTS, WE'RE GETTING TAGGED FOR THAT OR WE'RE GETTING PENALIZED.

SO THIS THIS GIVES ME FURTHER PAUSE IN MOVING SOME OF THIS FORWARD WITHOUT FURTHER DISCUSSION AROUND IT.

THAT'S TRUE. I SEE MY TIME AND SO COUNCIL MEMBER IF I COULD, MA'AM, WE DID SHARE THE LIST OF THE BETTERMENTS THAT WERE DISCUSSED, AND WE'RE NARROWED DOWN FROM $36 MILLION TO $32 MILLION, OF WHICH THE CITY OF DALLAS HAS AGREED TO PAY FOR 5.2 MILLION OF THAT.

SOME OF THOSE BETTERMENTS THERE, I DON'T KNOW, FIBER OPTIC AND ELECTRICAL CONDUITS UNDERNEATH THE CROSSINGS.

THAT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT WE CAN REQUIRE ANYBODY TO REALLY DO.

SO I MEAN, THAT'S BEING ABSORBED BY THE CITY OF DALLAS.

SO THINGS LIKE THAT ARE WHAT WE NEGOTIATED.

OKAY. I'M GOING TO TAKE MAYOR PRO TEM WAS ON AND TURN OUR MICROPHONE OFF AND THEN CHAIRWOMAN SCHULTZ THANK YOU.

SO WHILE YOU'RE HERE, COULD YOU JUST TELL US WHOSE MONEY, WHOSE MONEY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT TODAY? I MEAN, IT'S ULTIMATELY SALES TAX DOLLARS.

SO THE PUBLIC'S MONEY.

SO IS THE HOW MANY OF THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE SITTING HERE TODAY, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THEIR MONEY.

OUR MONEY FROM SALES TAX DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE BY ZIP CODE HOUSEHOLD.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FOLKS WHO PAY SALES TAX IN DALLAS.

IS THAT WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT? YES, MA'AM. ALL RIGHT. SO WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE SALES TAX GOES TO DART AND IS IT ONE? WELL, LET ME NOT GIVE ONE 1%.

1%. ALL RIGHT.

SO WE CAN DEAL WITH OUR LEVERAGE AND HOW WE DEAL WITH DART IN ANOTHER WAY.

IT MIGHT HURT US DOWN THE ROAD.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOING TO HURT US ANYMORE IN WHAT WE'RE THE SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS WE'RE DOING NOW BECAUSE WE CAN DECIDE HOW MUCH OF THAT $0.01 WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO SEND THE DART. IS THAT A FAIR STATEMENT? IS THAT A SOMEWHAT OF A FAIR STATEMENT? CAN SOMEBODY ANSWER THAT QUESTION THAT'S A LITTLE OUTSIDE OF THE BOUNDS OF THIS CONFERENCE? OKAY. I'M JUST TRYING TO GET THE MONEY TODAY.

WHAT I'M TRYING TO GET TO WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP IT SIMPLE.

AGAIN, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT $92 MILLION SALES TAX DOLLARS THAT COMES FROM COLLECTION OF SALES TAXES THAT EVERYONE IN THIS AUDIENCE IS PAYING.

NOW, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THAT MONEY THAT WE'RE ALL PUTTING IN THE POT DIVIDED AMONG, WHAT, 15 DISTRICTS I REPRESENT ONE OF THOSE DISTRICTS WHERE MY FOLKS PAY SALES TAX REGARDLESS OF THEIR INCOME.

THEY ARE PAYING SOME SALES TAX.

NOW, WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR IN MY DISTRICT IS FOR US TO DELIVER ON SOME OF THE IDENTIFIED RESOURCES THEY NEED TO ADDRESS EQUITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE. AND I'M SIMPLY SHARING WITH ALL OF YOU TODAY I CAN SPEND $90 MILLION RIGHT IN DISTRICT FOUR ALONE.

BUT RIGHT NOW WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR IS A SOUND WALL TO PROTECT THEM IN THE LANCASTER CORRIDOR FROM THE HORN THAT BLOWS EXTREMELY LOUD TO DISRUPT THE QUALITY OF LIFE.

I HAVE ANOTHER GROUP AND THANK GOODNESS FOR COG AND ALL THESE OTHER RELATIONSHIPS DOWN ALONG THE GATEWAY WHERE BECKLEY CLUB ESTATES HAS ASKED FOR A SOUND WALL.

YOU REMEMBER THAT CONVERSATION BECAUSE TEXDOT IS PASSING THAT RESPONSIBILITY ON TO THE CITY OF DALLAS TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO PUT A SOUND WALL IN IT SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO HEAR ALL THE NOISE OFF OF THE GATEWAY.

AND THEY TOLD US TO FIND THE MONEY BECAUSE SENATOR WEST COULDN'T FIND THE MONEY AND ALL THAT.

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SO WE'RE TRYING TO FIND THE MONEY.

AND GUESS WHAT? I FOUND SOME MONEY.

AND SO NOW THOSE SAME PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR SIDEWALKS, INFRASTRUCTURE SO THAT WE CAN GET ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

AND SO WE'RE SITTING HERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO GET INTO ALL THESE LEGAL CONVERSATIONS.

I'M GOING TO PASS THAT OFF TO MISS TAMMY AND ALSO TO MR. BROADNAX TO GET THAT DONE, BECAUSE WE CANNOT KEEP OUR FOLKS DON'T EVEN CARE.

THEY DON'T CARE IF WE HAVE A ILHA, A MOU OR A STR.

THE BOTTOM LINE. MEANS THEY WANT THE PROBLEM SOLVED.

AND THAT'S ALL I'M SAYING.

TODAY, COUNCIL MEMBERS, WE CANNOT PUSH THIS DOWN THE ROAD.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR A RESOLUTION AND OUR COMMUNITY IS LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT OUR SALES TAX, OUR MONEY.

YES, I RESPECT LEGALITIES.

BUT AT SOME POINT WE MUST COME TO A RESOLUTION AROUND THIS HORSESHOE.

IT DEPENDS ON HOW WE WANT TO TREAT OUR $0.01.

IT DEPENDS ON WHO WE'RE SENDING TO THE BOARD TO REPRESENT US.

SOMEWHERE THERE IS A DISCONNECT, BUT WE CAN'T SOLVE THAT RIGHT NOW.

RIGHT NOW I WANT THE MONEY THAT IS DULY WE ARE DULY ENTITLED TO AS A CITY.

AND AS WE SIT HERE TODAY, I'M JUST IN PAIN BEHIND TALKING TO MY CONSTITUENTS, TRYING TO EXPLAIN TO THEM WHY THEY HAVE TO KEEP HEARING THE HORN, WHY WE CAN'T ADDRESS SOME OF THEIR CONCERNS WITH INFRASTRUCTURE.

SO COUNCIL MEMBERS, I'M SIMPLY ASKING YOU TODAY, LET'S STAND UP THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO STAND UP FOR THE COMMUNITY AND CANNOT BE AFRAID TO STAND UP TO REPRESENT YOUR COMMUNITY.

LET'S DO THAT TODAY.

AND I'M GOING TO SAY THIS.

IF YOU DON'T WANT YOUR DISTRIBUTION FROM THE 92 MILLION, WE'LL TAKE THAT IN DISTRICT FOUR.

I WON'T HAVE A PROBLEM DOING THAT.

BUT WE CAN'T SIT HERE AND KEEP DOING WHAT WE'RE DOING.

OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

THIS IS WHAT. HOW MANY YEARS HAVE WE BEEN DOING THIS? MR.. MR.. PEREZ DR.

PEREZ, HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN ON THIS CONVERSATION? SINCE LAST LAST SUMMER.

AND WE'VE GONE FROM 111 TO 30 MILLION.

YEAH, TO 30. IT'S A 90 TO 90.

SO I'M GOING TO THANK ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS ROBERT MORRIS, MR. MICHAEL MORRIS, ALL OF THOSE MOBILE TRANSPORTATION PARTNERS FOR HELPING US TO GET BACK TO 90.

HOW DID WE GET TO THE 90? WHAT DID MR. MICHAEL MORRIS DO? WELL, HE HELPED FACILITATE THE DISCUSSIONS OF THE MEASUREMENTS.

HE ACTUALLY HAD THE RTC PUT IN FUNDING ALSO TO TO HELP WITH THIS.

ALL RIGHT. SO WE WANT TO THANK YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK MICHAEL AND MICHAEL MORRIS IS MR. MORRIS. MICHAEL MORRIS IS HERE.

YOU WANT MICHAEL MORRIS TO ANSWER MICHAEL MORRIS, CAN YOU SPEAK ON THAT? I KNOW WE'RE TRYING TO RUSH, BUT CAN YOU SPEAK ON THAT SO THEY KNOW, MR. MAYOR, A LITTLE BIT OF ORDER. OKAY, MICHAEL MORRIS, HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

YEAH, WE'RE GETTING ALL EXCITED.

SO THANK YOU.

I'M DONE, MAYOR. BUT I JUST REMEMBER THE RULE.

BUT DOES IT COUNT? CAN I GIVE HIS TIME? IT DOESN'T COUNT. DOES NOT? SO, MR. MORRIS, GO AHEAD. YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND ADDRESS THE COUNCIL NOW.

AND YOU HAVE 27 MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL.

MR. CITY MANAGER, WHEN I WAS NOMINATED, YOU WERE SITTING AT A 36 MILLION BETTERMENTS.

WE WORK TO GET IT BACK TO 5 MILLION.

YOU WERE AT 44 MILLION IN DELAYS.

WE GOT IT BACK TO 16 MILLION.

THERE'S A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS.

THERE WERE THINGS NEGOTIATED IN THIS THAT AREN'T NEEDED WITH THE OTHER PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE HAVE IN THE $5 MILLION IN WHAT WE CALL BUCKET NUMBER ONE. AND LAST WEEK, WE APPROVED THE FIVE MILE CREEK TRAIL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE $10 MILLION REVOLVER. THE NET NET IS YOU'RE UP TO $100 MILLION, INCLUDING, AS DR.

PEREZ JUST SAID, THE RTC MONEY.

SO BY BRINGING IN ANOTHER PARTNER, I THINK WE'RE ABLE TO BACK START UP TO A MUCH MORE REASONABLE LEVEL.

I WANT TO THANK TCC'S INVOLVEMENT.

WHO WHO DEVELOPED THE FEATHERED ESCROW ACCOUNT THAT SAVED YOU A LOT OF MONEY THAT WAS GOING TO BE DEDUCTED THAT'S NOW COMING BACK TO YOU IN A GOOD FAITH EFFORT OF PARTNERSHIP. SO YOU'RE SITTING AT NET NET AT $101 MILLION.

AND BEFORE YOU ASK ME TO HELP, YOU'RE SITTING.

YOU'RE SITTING THERE AT $32 MILLION.

YOU STILL HAVE 20S.

MAYOR PRO TEM. I'M JUST GOING TO CONTINUE TO THANK MICHAEL MORRIS AND THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE.

THEY DON'T KNOW MICHAEL MORRIS, BUT HE'S DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB OF TRYING TO GET US THIS MONEY AND ALL THE OTHER MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURES THAT WE HAVE ASKED FOR IN THIS CITY, AND HE IS TO BE COMMENDED.

BUT STAFF, YOU ARE TO BE COMMENDED FOR ALL THE PRESSURE AND STRESS THAT YOU'VE DONE AND YOU'RE DOING YOUR JOB.

BUT I KNOW IT'S BEEN EXCESSIVE.

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THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBERS, FOR LISTENING.

BUT PLEASE, LET'S TRY TO GO AHEAD AND PASS THIS TODAY AND GET THIS DONE FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE.

AND THIS IS THE PEOPLE'S MONEY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

OF COURSE. CHAIRWOMAN SCHULTZ.

SORRY ABOUT THE MIX UP EARLIER.

YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I THINK THAT THE REASON THAT WE'RE SPENDING SO MUCH TIME ON THIS AND IT'S SO CONTENTIOUS IS BECAUSE THIS PROCESS, WHEN THE WHEN THE MONEY CAME IN, DART MADE A VERY STRATEGIC ERROR, I THINK, IN PRESENTING IT AS IF IT WAS AN ENTITLEMENT TO THE CITIES.

IF THEY HAD DECIDED TO GO A DIFFERENT ROUTE AND SAY, THIS IS A GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF OUR MEMBER CITIES TO APPLY FOR MONEY UP TO A CERTAIN AMOUNT THAT IS IN EXCESS TO YOUR PER CAPITA SALES TAX.

WE WOULD NOT BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION, BUT THEY CHOSE THAT ROUTE.

AND AS A RESULT, WHAT HAPPENED WAS WHEN THEY THEN DECIDED TO APPLY THE SILVER LINE PROBLEMS TO THIS AMOUNT, IT OPENED UP A VERY, VERY SORE SUBJECT BETWEEN PARTS OF DALLAS OR ALL OF DALLAS AND DART.

THEN IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO HEAL THAT WOUND AND AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY, THEN OUR LEADERSHIP, OUR PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP FROM TC AND HIS TEAM TO NADINE AND HER TEAM TO OUR OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS ALL STEPPED IN, BROUGHT IN THE NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS AND THEIR TEAM AND ALL OF OUR PROFESSIONALS WERE ABLE TO WITH, OF COURSE, DOCTOR PEREZ AND YOUR TEAM WORKED ACTUALLY WITH THE OTHER CITIES.

AND WE WERE ABLE TO GET PAST THE ANIMOSITY THAT HAD BROUGHT THE PROBLEMS FROM THE THAT THEY FELT TOWARD THE SILVER LINE.

WE WERE ABLE TO AIR OUR FEELINGS ABOUT THE SILVER LINE AND WE WERE ABLE TO MOVE TOGETHER.

SO WHAT THIS REALLY IS, IS A HEALING PROCESS.

AND I THINK IT'S OUR OPPORTUNITY NOW IF WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION, WE CAN CHOOSE TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT AND BE CONTENTIOUS AND HAVE AND GET NOWHERE. OR WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS AND BE APPRECIATIVE THAT WE'RE GETTING IT, BE, YOU KNOW, FRUSTRATED THAT WE HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS WITH DART AND I THINK REALLY USE THE RELATIONSHIP THAT OUR CEO OR SORRY, OUR CITY MANAGER HAS BUILT WITH THEIR CEO THROUGH THE MOU AND DECIDE IT'S REALLY A MATTER RIGHT NOW OF WHETHER OR NOT WE DECIDE TO TRUST DART.

I DECIDE TO TRUST DART.

I WILL VOTE TO TRUST DART, AND I HOPE THAT DART WILL.

THEY'RE TRUSTING US BY THIS.

THEY'VE ALREADY MADE THAT CLEAR.

THEY HAVE HESITATIONS.

WE HAVE HESITATIONS.

THE ILLA IS A REFLECTION OF THEIR HESITATION.

THE MOU IS A REFLECTION OF OUR HESITATIONS, AND TOGETHER WE'RE GOING TO WORK IT THROUGH AND WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THIS MONEY THAT'S GOING TO OFFSET YEARS OF OF OF INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS THAT WE NEED IN THE CITY AROUND OUR TRANSPORTATION AREA.

SO I HOPE IN THE FUTURE WHEN THIS DOES COME NEXT TIME, WHICH I HOPE IT WILL, THAT WE'RE ABLE TO ACTUALLY USE THE FUNDS TOWARD THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION FOR OUR CITY AND BE REALLY, REALLY INNOVATIVE.

BUT FOR RIGHT NOW, I THINK, YOU KNOW, AS AS OUR MAYOR PRO TEM SAID, JUST KEEPING IT SIMPLE, SIGN THE DEAL, MOVE ON AND LET'S LET'S GET GOING.

THANK YOU. CHAIRWOMAN MENDELSOHN, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES.

THANK YOU. I'D LIKE TO ASK THIS OF ENGINEER.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S GUS OR ALLIE, BUT WHAT SECTION OF THE COTTON BELT IS THE MOST COMPLICATED ALONG THE 26 MILE LINE? GOOD AFTERNOON, HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.

ALI HATFIELD, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS.

I BELIEVE THE QUESTION WAS WHAT PART OF THE BILL WAS THE MOST COMPLICATED ONE IN TERMS OF CONSTRUCTION? PROBABLY RIGHT NOW, HILLCREST IS COMPLICATED BECAUSE OF A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION HAPPENING, BUT I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY.

I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T HEAR WHAT YOU SAID.

I'M ASSUMING HILLCREST IS ONE OF THE AREA THAT A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME.

SO WE'LL JUST SAY DISTRICT 12.

OH, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT DISTRICT? SURE. HOW MANY DIFFERENT GRADE SEPARATIONS AND AT GRADE CROSSINGS ARE THERE AT DISTRICT 12? I BELIEVE THERE ARE NINE CROSSINGS AND WILL BE TWO GRADE CROSSINGS.

GRADE SEPARATION, WHICH IS THE HILLCREST AND COIT AND THE REST WILL BE GREAT.

AND SO THAT INCLUDES GOING THROUGH A PARK AND IT INCLUDES GOING ACROSS A WALKING TRAIL.

AND SO THERE'S A REASON WHY DALLAS IS, OF COURSE, MORE COMPLICATED FOR DART BECAUSE OF THESE CONDITIONS.

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SOME PEOPLE DO WANT TO MOVE FORWARD AND THEY WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH REALLY A HOPE AND A FANTASY THAT WE'RE GOING TO ACTUALLY GET THIS MONEY.

SO YOU CAN SAY THAT THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

BUT I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT'LL HAPPEN WHEN WE DON'T.

AND THE PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE HERE HAVE WAITED MORE THAN THREE YEARS FOR US TO ACTUALLY ADDRESS THEIR ISSUE AND TO TRY TO DO IT RIGHT.

WE HAVEN'T EVEN WORKED ON THIS FOR A YEAR.

AND FRANKLY, YOU CITY MANAGER TALKED ABOUT NADINE WANTING TO TALK WITH HER BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO GET THEIR CONCURRENCE.

I HAVE NOT HAD THIS CONVERSATION WITH YOU.

SO YOU HAVE NOT DONE THE SAME WITH THE CITY COUNCIL ABOUT THE MOU THAT SHE SEEMS TO HAVE ALREADY DONE.

MICHAEL MORRIS HAS DONE A FANTASTIC JOB NEGOTIATING THE DOLLAR POINTS FOR THIS.

HOWEVER, I HAVE NOT HEARD HIM WEIGH IN ON THE LANGUAGE OF THE ILA, WHICH IS ACTUALLY WHAT'S THE QUESTION TODAY? MICHAEL, HAVE YOU DONE A LEGAL ANALYSIS OF THE ILA? HAVEN'T READ THE ILA, BUT I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER SCHULTZ SAID IT CORRECTLY.

I THINK THE ILA WAS DRAFTED AT A TIME WHEN THERE WAS A LOT OF CONCERNS AND FRUSTRATIONS ON THE COTTON BELT CORRIDOR THAT GOT DRUG INTO THE ILA PROCESS.

DART AT THE TIME COULDN'T EVEN ALLOCATE MONEY.

THERE WAS A TWO DIFFERENT METHODOLOGIES.

I SAID, DART, STOP FIGHTING WITH YOUR CITIES.

THE RTC PAID THE DIFFERENCE.

MY MEMORY WAS 14 OR $18 MILLION.

SO THE WHOLE THE WHOLE PROCESS STARTED WRONG WHEN THERE COULDN'T EVEN BE AN AGREEMENT WITH REGARD TO THE PROCESS.

I BELIEVE THE ILA IS THE ILA.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE ISSUE ANY LONGER.

I THINK IT'S ABOUT THE NEW BEGINNING.

I THINK YOU HAVE TO ESTABLISH.

ALL OF ALL OF US, BOTH AS STAFFS AND AS POLICY MAKERS AND AS BOARD MEMBERS, BOARD MEMBERS.

I HOPE THIS VOTE PROCEEDS.

AND I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE A NEW BEGINNING.

WE HAVE TO START OVER BOTH AT THE STAFF LEVEL AND THE POLICY LEVEL.

AND IF YOU JUST THINK OF ALL THE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT AGREEMENTS, WE'RE IN A $2 BILLION PROJECT ON 635 EAST.

WE HAD NONE OF THAT DISCUSSION ON ON THAT WITH WITH TEXDOT.

SO THERE'S TRUST THAT'S BEEN LOST.

WE HAVE TO ESTABLISH NEW TRUST MOVING FORWARD.

I DO NOT HAVE THE DETAILS ON THE ILHA, BUT I KNOW THE ILHA ISN'T GOING TO CHANGE.

WELL, I THINK ESTABLISHING TRUST WOULD BE RESETTING THE ILHA WITH PROPER LANGUAGE.

THANK YOU. DO YOU BELIEVE THERE'S A RISK, CITY MANAGER, THAT WE DON'T RECEIVE ALL OF THE DOLLARS? NO, I DO NOT.

THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT ON THE RECORD.

UM. TAMMY, WOULD YOU TELL US WHAT THIS WILL BE CALLED? WE'LL BE CALLED SUPPLEMENTAL 12.

NO, IT'S A SEPARATE AGREEMENT.

A SEPARATE AGREEMENT. THANK YOU.

SO I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT DART HAS ALREADY VIOLATED SUPPLEMENTAL 11 AND PROVISIONS THAT WERE TOLD TO MY COMMUNITY REPEATEDLY ARE NOT HAPPENING AND HAVE BEEN VIOLATED.

ITEMS THAT ARE IN THE MOU CONTINUE TO VIOLATE THE AGREEMENT WITH THE COMMUNITY.

THE COMMUNITY WAS TOLD THERE'D BE NO EMINENT DOMAIN.

THE MOU IS OUTLINING HOW IT WILL BE PUT ON OUR AGENDA WITHIN 60 DAYS.

THIS IS TELLING FOR MULTIPLE REASONS.

NUMBER ONE, HERE WE ARE 15 YEARS INTO A PROJECT AND DART STILL DOESN'T HAVE CONTROL OF ALL THEIR LAND.

BUT THEY POINT TO US AND SAY WE ARE THE REASON FOR THE DELAY.

THE REASON FOR THE DELAY IS THEIR OWN INCOMPETENCE AND NOT HAVING MANAGED THIS PROJECT PROPERLY.

SO THAT IS ACTUALLY NOT WHAT WILL HAPPEN.

I WANT THIS MONEY TOO.

I'M AFRAID THAT ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES THINKS THAT THIS MONEY IS SOMEHOW BEING DIVIDED EQUALLY.

THAT'S NOT TRUE. DISTRICT 12 WOULD GET $250,000.

BUT I WILL FIGHT TO GET EVERY DOLLAR FOR OUR CITY BECAUSE IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT MY ONE DISTRICT.

I WANT EVERY TRAFFIC SIGNAL IN OUR CITY FIXED.

I WANT ALL OF OUR CITY TO BE ADA COMPLIANT.

ALL THESE PROJECTS ARE IMPORTANT.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ABOUT A DISTRICT, BUT I'M JUST GOING TO TELL YOU, WE WILL NOT SEE THIS MONEY AND IT WILL FURTHER ERODE OUR RELATIONSHIP WHEN THAT HAPPENS.

I'M VERY GLAD TO HAVE ALL THESE ANSWERS ON THE RECORD.

I THINK IT WILL BE IMPORTANT.

I SEE MY TIME IS UP.

CHAIRMAN ATKINS, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES.

MR. MORRIS. YOU KNOW, I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH YOU YESTERDAY AND AND LAST WEEK I KEEP TALKING TO YOU ABOUT THIS NEGOTIATION.

YOU WERE SITTING THERE, AND I KNOW THAT SINCE YOU'VE BEEN HERE, WE DID NOT HAVE TO DO AN IRA OR AN MOU.

WHEN WE DID THE I-20 THOROUGHFARE, THE SOUTHERN GATEWAY, MANY PROJECTS WE HAD DID IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF DALLAS.

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WHAT IS YOUR CONFIDENCE LEVEL THAT THIS WOULD GO THROUGH? AND WE WILL RECEIVE OUR MONEY, ESPECIALLY OUR SALES TAX MONEY.

I KEEP HEARING THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO RECEIVE OUR MONEY.

SO YOU'VE BEEN AT THE NEGOTIATING TABLE, SO WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATION THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO RECEIVE OUR SALES TAX MONEY, ARE WE NOT? OR WE ARE GOING TO RECEIVE OUR MONEY? WELL, I AGREE WITH THE CITY MANAGER.

I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO GET THE 90 MILLION.

YOU GET THE 50 MILLION.

50 MILLION RIGHT AWAY.

THE RTC HAS ALREADY APPROVED THE BIKE PEDESTRIAN TRAIL.

I BELIEVE THE FEATHERING HE HAS OF THE 30 MILLION ESCROW WAS VERY WELL CRAFTED.

I THINK IN THE LAST 60 DAYS, THE CITY OF DALLAS AND DART HAVE ALREADY DEMONSTRATED A NEW RELATIONSHIP.

I THINK THERE'S TREMENDOUS PROGRESS BEING MADE, SO I THINK EVERY DIME IS GOING TO BE PAID.

UM, I'VE COMMITTED TO MONITOR THE SITUATION TO MAKE SURE THAT IS ACTUALLY WHAT'S GOING TO OCCUR.

AND I THINK THE CONTEXT OF OUR CONVERSATION WAS.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE BUILDING CONTINUOUS FRONTAGE ROADS ON I-20 AND NOW GIVING YOU DIRECT ACCESS TO REDBIRD OFF OF THE FRONTAGE ROADS.

WE GAVE YOU A NEW ENTRANCE OFF OF 67.

WE'RE REDOING THE THOROUGHFARE STREET NORTH OF REDBIRD.

THESE ARE ALL ALL RTC COMMITMENTS SIMILAR TO WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER ARNOLD TALKED TO YOU ABOUT.

AND WE DON'T EVEN HAVE AN MOU.

WE, WE DO IT AS PART OF THE RTC ACTION PLAN AND THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

SO I HOPE TO GET THE PARTNERS TO THAT LEVEL THAT YOU GUYS THROUGH A NEW BEGINNING, GET TO A TO A PLACE THAT IS MORE POSITIVE AND YOU ARGUE HOW TO INFILL THE REGION BY ANOTHER MILLION PEOPLE.

I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER SCHULTZ WAS TALKING ABOUT WHAT THE FUTURE IS.

WE GOT TO TALK ABOUT A STREETCAR.

WE GOT TO TALK ABOUT A ZILLION MORE THINGS THAT ARE 100 TIMES BIGGER AND IMPACT.

I JUST HOPE WE CAN GET PAST THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE AND START BUILDING AGREEMENTS BASED ON PARTNERSHIP AND NOT BASED ON ENGLISH WORDS IN A IN THE LEGAL AGREEMENT.

THAT'S WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. JO WILLIS.

THREE MINUTES.

THANK YOU. I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE CITY ATTORNEY'S MEMO OF JUNE 12TH AND GO BACK TO PAGE SEVEN.

THIS IS SPECIFIC TO THE MOU, AND YOU POINTED OUT FOUR MAJOR CONCERNS.

AND I'M JUST CONCERNED ABOUT WHETHER, GIVEN THE THE STANCE ON THE ILLA OF NOT WANTING TO MAKE ANY CHANGES AND LEAVING THINGS SO NEBULOUS, WHICH I THINK WILL HARM THE CITY, WHAT INCENTIVE IS THERE TO HAVE ANY GREATER STRENGTH IN THE MOU AT THIS POINT? OH, I WAS ASKING THE CITY ATTORNEY.

I MEAN, WE'RE STILL IN NEGOTIATIONS, I UNDERSTAND, WITH DART ON THE MOU AND OUR CONCERNS.

SO I. WELL, TO BE QUITE FRANK, I DOUBT THAT THEY'RE GOING TO THEY'RE GOING TO ACCEPT OUR CHANGES.

I MEAN, THERE ARE SOME PRETTY CONCERNING THINGS ON HERE.

AND SO I GET I GET WHY SOME FOLKS ARE ANXIOUS.

I KNOW TO THE POINT THAT THIS IS NOT DIVIDED UP EQUALLY.

AND THAT'S OKAY BECAUSE THERE ARE PARTS OF OUR CITY THAT HAVE A LOT GREATER NEED WITH REGARD TO SIDEWALKS AND ADA COMPLIANCE AND STOPLIGHTS AND THAT SORT OF THING.

I MEAN, I WOULD GET ONE TRAFFIC LIGHT AT WILLOW AND INWOOD, BUT THAT'S OKAY.

I WANT I WANT THIS TO BE GOOD FOR OUR CITY AND TO HELP US HELP DART MOVE PEOPLE AROUND OUR CITY SAFELY AND RAPIDLY.

BUT I DON'T THINK THAT THE FACT THAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET SOMETHING OUT OF THIS NEEDS TO SUPERSEDE HAVING SOUND LEGAL DOCUMENTS TO PROTECT US AND TO PROTECT OUR CITIZENS.

AND SO, MISS CITY ATTORNEY, I MEAN, WHAT WHAT WOULD HELP US? IS THERE ANYTHING THAT WOULD HELP US GET TO, YOU KNOW, GOING BACK TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE AND WORKING THROUGH THIS? I MEAN, I HOPE DART IS HEARING THAT THE INTENT HERE IS GOOD.

WE WANT A GOOD RELATIONSHIP.

I MEAN, THAT'S WHAT WE'VE ALL SAID.

BUT WE'VE ALSO SAID IT'S GOING TO COME FROM A VERY CLEAR, DELINEATED DOCUMENT THAT SHARES RESPONSIBILITIES, THAT SHARES THAT DOESN'T LEAVE THESE VAGARIES WHEN IT COMES TO TIMELINES.

I MEAN, DO YOU NEED MORE TIME TO WORK ON THIS? DO WE FEEL LIKE I MEAN, AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT SIX MONTHS.

I MEAN, WE'VE GOT A FINITE AMOUNT OF TIME HERE THAT WE CAN WORK ON THIS.

BUT I'D LIKE TO THINK THAT THEY WOULD COME BACK AND HEAR US ON THIS.

I THINK HE WANTED TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION.

SO TO BE CLEAR, THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IS NOT NEGOTIATING THE ILLA OR THE CONTRACT.

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THEY'RE PROVIDING GUIDANCE AND RISK CONTINUUMS LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO AROUND ANY ISSUE WE HAVE FOR THE CITY.

IT HAS BEEN MADE CLEAR TO ME, I THINK I SAID THIS EARLIER BY THE PRESIDENT AND CEO, THAT DART IS NOT WILLING, FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATION STANDPOINT TO EVEN THE POLICYMAKERS WILLING TO CHANGE THE ILLA.

EVERY OTHER CITY IN DARTS, I GUESS, PARTNERS WITH DART HAVE SIGNED THE AGREEMENT, SO THEY'RE NOT WILLING TO CHANGE THE ILLA TODAY OR IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN IN THAT POSITION FOR THE LAST 4 TO 5 MONTHS.

THE MOU TO THE CITY ATTORNEY'S POINT, THERE'S SOME CONCERN THAT WE'VE HASHED OUT WHAT WE BELIEVE ARE AGREEABLE TERMS TO THE DOLLAR AMOUNT AND THE THINGS TO ALLOW US TO RECEIVE THOSE DOLLAR AMOUNTS.

THE PRESIDENT AND CEO HAS INDICATED TO ME THAT SHE BELIEVED WE HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING AND THEY'RE NOT WILLING TO MODIFY THAT DOCUMENT. AS MR. PEREZ SAID, THE ISSUES AND QUESTIONS THAT MAY STILL ARRIVE AROUND THAT THEY'RE WILLING TO DISCUSS AND THEN CLARIFY FOR US IN A MEMORANDUM OF CONCURRENCE AND OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENT THAT SHARES THE SPECIFICS OF HOW THESE THINGS WILL PLAY OUT.

BUT AGAIN, THIS NOTION THAT WAITING AND TIME AND ANOTHER CONVERSATION, TRUST ME, IF YOU CAN EVEN ASK MICHAEL MORRIS, IT WAS PRETTY TOUGH DISCUSSIONS AND A LOT OF HURT FEELINGS FOR THE FIRST 2 OR 3 MONTHS.

YOU KNOW, AT ALL LEVELS OF THIS NEGOTIATION, WE'RE FINALLY AT A POINT WHERE WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT THESE ARE TERMS THAT WE BELIEVE TOGETHER WE CAN REBUILD OUR PARTNERSHIP AND MOVE FORWARD. IF EACH SIDE COMMITS TO DOING THE THINGS THAT WE'VE ARTICULATED IN THE MOU.

AND I'LL JUST SAY THIS AND THEN I'LL BE QUIET ABOUT IT.

THE ILLA AND APPROVAL OF THE ILLA JUST SETS FORTH THEM, GIVING US THE RESOURCES, THE RELATIONSHIP THAT COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY HAVE WITH BOARD MEMBERS OR HOW YOU PERCEIVE AND WANT TO WORK GOING FORWARD WITH THEM I THINK IS GREAT.

WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MEND THOSE FENCES STAFF AND THE MOU.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE IN ALIGNMENT AND WE'RE WORKING COOPERATIVELY TOGETHER.

AND THAT'S REALLY NOT A DECISION TECHNICALLY TO BE MADE TODAY BECAUSE WHAT ROBERT AND HIS TEAM AND OUR TEAMS DO IS REALLY WHAT'S GOING TO PROVE UP WHETHER WE GET THE RESOURCES OR NOT.

AND I THINK Y'ALL'S DIRECTION TO US IS TO MAKE SURE THAT, ONE, WE GET ALL THE RESOURCES THAT WE'RE DESERVING.

TWO, THAT WE ADHERE TO THE STANDARDS BY WHICH YOU'VE SET.

AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT AT A STAFF LEVEL.

AND I THINK THIS IS THE BEGINNING STAGE OF THAT, AND THE MOU DOES THAT FOR US.

I JUST WANT TO FOLLOW UP THAT I DID HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH DART'S LAWYER AND HE SAID THIS IS A NON NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENT.

WELL, THERE YOU GO. SO SO WE JUST GOT THIS.

I MEAN, THIS IS FROM FRIDAY.

SO, YOU KNOW, THESE CONCERNS, I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH OF THIS WAS SHARED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE WITH YOU, MR. CITY MANAGER, IN GOING INTO THESE NEGOTIATIONS TO SAY HERE ARE THE SPECIFIC AREAS.

I MEAN, THIS IS VERY DELINEATED AS FAR AS HERE ARE THE SPECIFIC AREAS THAT WE FEEL LIKE ARE VAGUE, THAT DON'T PROTECT THE CITY.

AND SO THAT'S A CONCERN THAT I HAVE, IS THAT YOU HAVEN'T HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO, EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE SAYING, NO, NOT TALKING ABOUT THIS ANYMORE.

I THINK WHEN THE CITY ATTORNEY OF DALLAS, TEXAS COMES BACK AND SAYS, HERE ARE THE AREAS WHERE I'VE GOT CONCERN THAT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SHARE THOSE.

AND IF YOU GET SHUT DOWN AGAIN, I GUESS YOU GET SHUT DOWN AGAIN.

I JUST WE DID SHARE THOSE CONCERNS IN THE LATE FALL WHEN WE WERE DISCUSSING WITH ROBERT AND HIS TEAM ALL THE RED LINED ISSUES IN THIS DOCUMENT.

SO WE HAD MANY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ALL OF OUR CONCERNS.

AND I YOU KNOW, I THINK WE EXTENSIVELY RED LINED THE 11 PAGE ILLA WITH ALL KINDS OF COMMENTS LIKE WHAT MIGHT BE IN MY DOCUMENT HERE.

SO WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THESE CONCERNS FOR QUITE A WHILE.

OKAY. SO NOW BUT YOU'VE ALSO OUTLINED THE MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING AND THAT STILL IS ON THE TABLE.

WELL, AGAIN, IF YOU I'M ASSUMING THAT DOCUMENT YOU'RE REFERRING TO IS THE ONE THAT MR..

THE DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY GAVE.

IF YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WAS EIGHT PAGES.

THERE WAS ONE PAGE THAT SPOKE TO FOUR ITEMS ON THE MOU, WHICH I THINK WE'VE ADDRESSED TODAY AROUND CLARITY, AROUND WHEN YOU WOULD INSTITUTE A PENALTY AND THE NON BINDING NATURE OF THE AGREEMENT. SO SEVEN AND A HALF OF THE EIGHT PAGE DOCUMENT WAS ALL ABOUT THE ILLA, WHICH AGAIN I THINK SHE SHARED, SHE SHARED THOSE CONCERNS AND SIMILAR THROUGH THE RED LINE THAT I THINK HER AND OTHER CITY ATTORNEYS HAVE SHARED.

AND THEY BASICALLY SAID THANKS, BUT WE'RE NOT CHANGING THE DOCUMENT.

THE MOU, THEY'RE MINOR ISSUES THAT AGAIN DON'T IMPACT IN MY.

MY THE THE INTENT OF THE AGREEMENT, AND THAT IS ONE TO IDENTIFY THE DOLLAR AMOUNT THAT WE CAN AGREE ON.

AND THE TERMS AS YOU REMEMBER, WHEN WE WALKED AWAY FROM THIS INITIAL CONVERSATION, WE WERE AT $30 MILLION AND A LOT OF THINGS THAT THEY WERE TRYING TO CLAW BACK EVEN BEFORE WE

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GOT THE RESOURCES. AND SO WE MADE EVERY EFFORT TO ARTICULATE AND AT LEAST CEMENT THAT.

AND THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS I BELIEVE THAT THE PRESIDENT AND CEO HAS SHARED THE DOCUMENT WITH HER BOARD AND THE TERMS BECAUSE THEY HAD TO SETTLE ON THE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES THAT THEY WERE WILLING TO GIVE TO US, NOTWITHSTANDING THE PENALTIES THAT THEY PREVIOUSLY WANTED TO EXTRACT.

SO AGAIN, I APPRECIATE THE DESIRE TO GO BACK AND NEGOTIATE, BUT I HATE TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE THIS, BUT THEY HAVE TOLD ME WHETHER THE ILHA OR THE MOU, THEY'RE KIND OF DONE NICKEL AND DIMING AROUND THE ISSUES AND THE WORDS AND THE DOCUMENT BECAUSE I THINK WE'VE SETTLED ON THOSE.

AND I THINK THE REALITY IS THAT EITHER WE SIGN THE ILHA THAT THEN ALLOWS ME TO SIGN THE MOU BASED ON THESE DISCUSSIONS, MS OR WE DON'T RECEIVE ANY RESOURCES AND THE DOLLAR AMOUNT IS NOT GOING TO GO UP.

IT WOULD TEND TO ONLY GO DOWN IF THE LATER THAT WE MOVE ON THIS ITEM.

I GOT IT. SO COLLEAGUES, I DON'T THINK THIS IS FIGHTING OR BEING CONTENTIOUS.

THIS IS DOING OUR JOB TO DO OUR DUE DILIGENCE, TO USE THE RESOURCES WE HAVE AND OUR AND OUR COUNCIL APPOINTED EMPLOYEES TO GIVE US THIS COUNSEL.

SO I STILL HAVE GRAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE VAGARIES IN THIS.

IT DOESN'T PROTECT US AND I JUST WANT TO BE ON THE RECORD FOR THAT.

CHAIRWOMAN BLACKMON, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU. SO I DO HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT IF WE DON'T SIGN THE ILHA OR THE MOU OR ANY OF THAT, DO WE HAVE A TIME FRAME WHEN THIS GOES AWAY? COUNCIL MEMBER. I WOULD POINT BACK TO THE ILLA, WHICH STATES THAT WE HAVE TO SUBMIT ALL OF OUR PROPOSED PROJECTS TO DART BY JANUARY 31ST OF 2024.

SO IF WE DON'T MEET THAT, THEN WE WOULD PROBABLY LOSE THOSE DOLLARS.

SO THAT MEANS WE HAVE ABOUT SIX MONTHS.

YES. YES, MA'AM.

OKAY. AND YOU HAVE TO DO THEM BOTH SIMULTANEOUSLY.

YOU CAN'T DO AN ILLA AS YOU WORK OUT THE MOU.

WE CAN WE CAN DO THE ILLA WHILE WE POTENTIALLY REFINE THE, I GUESS, SOME OF THE AMBIGUITY OF THE MOU.

AND SO MY NEXT QUESTION TOO IS WE'VE HAD THESE QUESTIONS AND IT'S WELL ATTORNEY SAID X OR THE DART CEO, WHERE IS DART TODAY? HAVE THEY WERE THEY INVITED HERE? SO THAT WAY WE COULD HEAR FROM THEM? AND THAT IS ACTUAL NOT A RHETORICAL.

I MEAN, I THINK HEARING FROM THEM AS TO WHY THERE IS NO OPPORTUNITY TO NEGOTIATE.

AND YES, IT DOES FEEL KIND OF LIKE YOU'RE HELD HOSTAGE.

AND I APPRECIATE THE ATTORNEY FOR REALLY SCRUBBING IT.

AND I APPRECIATE THE CITY MANAGER FOR LOOKING OUT FOR OUR INTERESTS OF GETTING MONEY AND ALL THE QUESTIONS BEING RAISED.

BUT THE QUESTION IS, IS IT IS FEELING LIKE YOU WILL TAKE THIS OR YOU WON'T GET ANYTHING.

SO AND SO MY QUESTION IS, WHY IS IT DART HERE? WERE THEY INVITED? WELL, WE DID NOT INVITE THEM, BUT THEY PROBABLY ARE WATCHING AND LISTENING.

AND I THINK TYPICALLY THE PEOPLE GIVING RESOURCES DON'T FEEL AS THOUGH THEY PROBABLY NEED TO SHOW UP TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

THE PEOPLE WANTING US TO PROVIDE RESOURCES TO THEM IN GENERAL WILL TYPICALLY SHOW UP TO THEN JUSTIFY WHY THEY IN FACT DESERVE IT.

SO AGAIN, THEY MAY NOT HAVE WANTED TO HAVE AND OR GO THROUGH ANOTHER CONVERSATION AS DIFFICULT AS THE ONE WE HAD DURING THE JOINT MEETING.

BUT I CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEIR TEAM.

WE DID NOT INVITE THEM BECAUSE THIS IS REALLY AN ISSUE OF WHAT WE NEED TO DO, AND THAT IS TO APPROVE AN AGREEMENT THAT THEY'VE ALREADY SAID THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO AMEND. AND I GUESS TO HEAR THOSE WORDS FROM THEM, I GUESS WOULD MEAN SOMETHING.

BUT TO HEAR THEM FROM US SHOULD ALSO INDICATE THAT THAT'S WHERE THEY ARE.

IT'S NOT THAT I'M SAYING THAT YOU DIDN'T HEAR THEM PROPERLY, IT'S JUST THAT KIND OF WHEN I HEAR IT FROM THEM TO YOU WILL DO IT THIS WAY OR NOT DO IT AT ALL.

AND I JUST FEEL LIKE YOU'RE PUT IN A BAD POSITION OF BEING THE MESSENGER TO SOME DEGREE, AND I THINK THAT'S UNFAIR.

SO, I MEAN, IT IS KIND OF WHERE WE ARE RIGHT HERE.

AND AND I APPLAUD MR. MORRIS FOR WORKING WITH US IN CREATING OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE US WHOLE.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT'S REALLY SAD HERE IS THAT THAT'S WHERE WE ARE.

AND WE HAVE NO PARTNERSHIP.

THERE IS THIS GRIND AND AND THEY CAN'T EVEN SHOW UP TO EXPLAIN THEIR POINT OF VIEW.

SO TO ME, THAT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THEY DON'T THEY REALLY DON'T CARE.

BUT WITH THAT BEING SAID, WE WILL PROBABLY BE PUSHING THIS THROUGH BECAUSE THE MONEY IS MONEY AND I HATE THAT.

BUT. BUT THAT'S WHERE WE ARE.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I DON'T SEE ANYONE ELSE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO MOVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES TO ALLOW ME THREE ADDITIONAL MINUTES TO SPEAK.

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IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S ANY DEBATE.

I DON'T THINK A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES FOR EXTENSION OF TIME.

I'LL LET THE PARLIAMENTARIAN LOOK THAT UP.

IN THE MEANTIME, YOU HAVE A MINUTE.

AND WHILE SHE'S LOOKING THAT UP, WE CAN ADD ON.

HOW I SPEND MY MINUTE WOULD BE DIFFERENT DEPENDING ON WHAT HER ANSWER IS.

WELL, THEN, BY ALL MEANS, WE'LL STAND AT EASE FOR A MINUTE WHILE WE FIGURE THAT OUT.

COULD BE EASIER TO JUST LET ME SPEAK FOR THE THREE INSTEAD OF LOOKING IT UP.

NO, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE.

WE HAVE TO. IT'S NOT DEBATABLE.

SO WE'RE SO IT WILL REQUIRE TWO THIRDS VOTE AND SO KIND OF A RECORD VOTE, PLEASE.

SURE. ALL RIGHT, MADAM SECRETARY, THIS IS THE THE MOTION IS TO EXTEND COUNCILWOMAN NELSON'S TIME BY THREE MINUTES, EXTEND TO SUSPEND THE RULES TO DO THAT SPECIFIC THING, NOT TO SUSPEND THE RULES FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE, BUT FOR THE EXTENSION OF TIME.

MAYOR, BEFORE WE GO, JUST A POINT OF QUESTIONS HERE.

DOES THAT THREE MINUTE GET TO BE STRETCHED OUT BY ASKING STAFF QUESTIONS SO THAT THREE BECOMES 20? I MEAN, IT'S A THREE.

YEAH, THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S CLEAR. I KNOW HOW TO VOTE.

I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT I'VE GONE THROUGH SEVEN PAGES OF QUESTIONS AND I HAVE ONE LEFT.

OKAY. ALL RIGHT. SO ANYWAY, AS MR. MEMBERS UNDERSTAND, WE'RE VOTING ON SUSPEND THE RULES FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXTENDING CHAIRWOMAN MENDELSON'S TIME BY THREE MINUTES.

GO AHEAD. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, SAY YES IF YOU'RE IN FAVOR.

NO. IF YOU OPPOSE COUNCIL MEMBER WEST.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER.

MORENO? YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER THOMAS.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER.

RESENDEZ. YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER. BAZALDUA.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER.

ATKINS. YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER. BLACKMON.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER.

MCGOUGH. YES. COUNCILMEMBER SCHULTZ.

COUNCIL MEMBER. MENDELSOHN.

YES. COUNCILMEMBER WILLIS.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER RIDLEY, DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM NARVAEZ MAYOR PRO TEM ARNOLD.

MAYOR JOHNSON.

WHY NOT? YES.

ALL 15 MEMBERS VOTING IN FAVOR.

THE MOTION PASSES, MR. MAYOR. ALL RIGHT, MADAM SECRETARY, LET'S GIVE HER THREE ADDITIONAL MINUTES.

SHE HAS ONE OUT OF THREE.

THAT'S FOUR FOUR TOTAL, BECAUSE SHE HAD A MINUTE ANYWAY.

AND SHE SAID SPECIFICALLY IT WOULD AFFECT HOW SHE HANDLED THAT MINUTE IF SHE GOT THREE MORE.

SO SHE'S GOT FOUR TO WORK WITH.

THERE YOU GO. WHAT'S THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF DOLLARS THAT DART CLAIMED THAT THE CITY DELAYED AND ASKED FOR IN BETTERMENTS? COUNCIL MEMBER. THE DELAYS WERE $43.5 MILLION AND IT WAS $36 MILLION IN BETTERMENTS TO START.

SO A TOTAL OF $80 MILLION, 79.5? YES, MA'AM. AND WITH THE NEGOTIATION OF THE $36 MILLION IN BETTERMENTS, WHAT AMOUNT WAS ATTRIBUTED TO THE CITY OF DALLAS? OF THE 36 OF THE 36 MILLION.

WHAT WAS ATTRIBUTED WE GOT DOWN TO AT FIRST IT WAS ALL OF IT, BUT THEN WE GOT DOWN TO 5.2 MILLION THAT WE WOULD ASSUME.

SO WE ARE ATTRIBUTED 5.2 MILLION OF THE 36 THAT THEY CLAIMED.

THAT'S CORRECT. AND FOR DELAYS, 43 MILLION WAS CLAIMED.

AND WHAT WAS NEGOTIATED? IT WAS NEGOTIATED DOWN TO 19.5 MILLION, 15.9, I'M SORRY, 15.9.

YES. SO IN THE END, $21 MILLION ATTRIBUTED TO DALLAS INSTEAD OF THE 80 MILLION THAT THEY CLAIMED? THAT'S CORRECT. AND WE'RE ABOUT TO ENTER INTO AN ERA THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM TO DECIDE THE AMOUNT AND WHO'S GUILTY OF OF THIS.

AND IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, THEY WERE CHARGING US FOUR TIMES WHAT WAS ACTUALLY ATTRIBUTED TO US.

IS THAT CORRECT? I'M NOT SURE HOW THAT MATH WORKS OUT.

YOU SAID, CAN YOU GET CAN YOU GET ME THERE? SO ABOUT 25%.

RIGHT? 20 MILLION.

20 MILLION? YES. OKAY.

SO IF WE ALLOW DART TO BE THAT ARBITER AND ASSIGN FAULT AND ASSIGN PRICES, WE ARE ACTUALLY THE FOOLS.

BECAUSE TODAY WE WOULD HAVE LOST $80 MILLION OF THE 111.

AND INSTEAD WE'RE ONLY LOSING THE 21 MILLION, CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT, MA'AM. OKAY.

THEY'VE ALREADY PROVEN TO NOT BE AN HONEST OR ACCURATE BROKER OF RESPONSIBILITY ON THIS LINE RIGHT HERE.

AND YOU ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO GO AHEAD AND DO THIS IS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE.

AND THAT IS JUST ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING TO ME.

I'D LIKE TO JUST PUT TWO OTHER THINGS INTO PLAY.

THIS SEEMS TO BE A DISCUSSION OF DO WE SIGN IT OR DO WE NOT SIGN IT? BUT THERE SEEMS TO BE NO OTHER FORESIGHT INTO, WELL, WHAT ARE THE OTHER OPTIONS? AND THE REASON WHY I ASKED FOR THE DELAY OF THE TRANSIT ORIENTED DESIGN IS NOT BECAUSE I DON'T WANT THOSE.

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I MOST CERTAINLY DO.

BUT IT'S A LEVERAGE POINT.

ANOTHER LEVERAGE POINT IS SOMETHING THAT I'VE ASKED ABOUT REPEATEDLY, WHICH IS STREET CLOSURE FEES.

CHAPTER 52 DOES NOT ALLOW ANY STAFF MEMBER OR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER TO DISMISS STREET CLOSURE FEES.

WE DO. WE PAY OUR OWN STREET CLOSURE FEES WITH BOND DOLLARS FOR PROJECTS.

NO, MA'AM. WE DON'T CHARGE OURSELVES FOR STREET CLOSURE FEES FOR OUR PROJECTS.

COULD WE VERIFY THAT WITH ALI? I CAN TELL YOU THAT I WAS THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT RIGHT NOW WHEN YOU'RE USING BOND FUNDS, YOU DON'T PAY STREET CLOSURE FEES.

WE DO NOT PAY OURSELVES.

IT'S A CITY PROJECT. SO WE DON'T WE DON'T PAY OURSELVES FOR LANE CLOSURE FEES.

CAN YOU JUST NOD YOUR HEAD? COUNCIL MEMBER WE DON'T CHARGE ANY PUBLIC PROJECT FORECLOSURE FEE, NO D.W., NO PUBLIC WORKS, NO TRANSPORTATION, NO ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT.

OKAY, SO EITHER WAY.

CHAPTER 52 DOES NOT ALLOW FOR THE CONTRACTOR ARCHER, WESTERN HERZOG OR ANY OF ITS SUBCONTRACTORS TO BE WAIVED FOR STREET CLOSURE.

THAT'S WHAT THE DOCUMENT SAYS.

CITY ATTORNEY I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE REVIEWED THIS YET.

I KNOW IT'S PART OF THE PROPOSED MOU.

COULD YOU WEIGH IN? OR DID YOU WANT TO WEIGH IN ON THE STREET CLOSURE FEES? I KNOW WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT.

BURT VANDENBERG CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

I BELIEVE THE COUNCIL, THE MAYOR, THE COUNCIL MEMBER IS CORRECT THAT CHAPTER 52 DOES NOT SEEM TO INDICATE THAT DART IS ONE OF THE EXEMPT PUBLIC OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS.

I DO KNOW THAT THERE IS A LONG HISTORY WITH THE ILA AND PREVIOUS ITERATIONS OF CHAPTER 52 THAT WE ARE LOOKING INTO, BUT AT THIS POINT THAT SEEMS TO BE CORRECT.

SO WE'RE GIVING ANOTHER $40 MILLION AWAY THAT WE SHOULD NOT BE, AND IN FACT I THINK IS IN VIOLATION OF OUR OWN CODE.

I MEAN, CITY ATTORNEY IS NOT DISPUTING THAT THIS IS NOT ALLOWED UNDER OUR CODE.

SO COUNCIL MEMBER, LET ME CLARIFY.

THE LANE CLOSURE FEES ARE NOT OUTLINED OR WITHIN THE MOU THAT WE'RE EXECUTING.

I'M SORRY, I GOT A DRAFT AND LANE CLOSURE FEES WERE INCLUDED.

CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, IT IS NOT IN.

IT IS NOT IN THERE.

WOW. THAT'S MAGICAL.

OKAY. LANE CLOSURE FEES ARE APPROXIMATELY $40 MILLION.

BEST THAT MY DISTRICT MY DISTRICT RESIDENTS HAVE CALCULATED.

SO THESE ARE THE LAST THINGS I WANT TO SAY ABOUT THIS.

THE CITY OF DALLAS HAS PAID OUT MORE THAN $8 MILLION IN SALES TAX SINCE IT WAS ESTABLISHED.

$8 MILLION JUST IN THE FOUR YEARS THAT I'VE BEEN IN OFFICE WITH MANY OF YOU, WE'VE GIVEN DART $1.45 BILLION.

IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS.

WE'VE INCREASED HOW MUCH? WE GIVE DART OVER $122 MILLION A YEAR, BY THE WAY.

THAT'S HOW MUCH MORE WE'RE GETTING IN SALES TAX THIS YEAR, 122 MILLION.

SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ALL THESE PROJECTS THAT WE CAN'T AFFORD TO DO, YOU REALLY NEED TO ASK THE QUESTION, WHERE'S THE MONEY GOING? WE HAVE INCREASED IN THESE FOUR YEARS, 39% JUST IN FOUR YEARS, HOW MUCH WE GIVE DART.

BUT ACTUALLY THEIR RIDERSHIP IS DOWN 40% IN THOSE SAME FOUR YEARS.

SADLY, WE HAVE NOT INSTITUTED PERFORMANCE STANDARDS TO ENSURE TRAIN OR BUS FREQUENCY, DEPENDABILITY OR EFFICIENCY FOR OUR RESIDENTS.

WE HAVE NO PENALTIES FOR THEIR POOR PERFORMANCE AND WE DON'T EVEN BOTHER CAPTURING THE FREQUENCY OF SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS OR SAFETY INCIDENCES SO WE CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND RELIABILITY FOR OUR RESIDENTS OR OUR RETURN ON INVESTMENT.

I MOVE TO DELAY THIS ITEM FOR UNTIL THE FIRST AGENDA MEETING IN AUGUST.

SECOND. WHERE'S MY PARLIAMENTARIAN? IT'S BEEN MOVED IN SECOND TO DELAY THE ITEM TO WIN.

COUNCILWOMAN WILLIS SECONDED THE MOTION TO THE FIRST AGENDA MEETING IN AUGUST.

ALL RIGHT. IT IS A HIGHER RANKING MOTION AND IT'S IN ORDER.

SO WE ARE NOW ON THAT MOTION AND IT'S DEBATABLE, OBVIOUSLY.

SO YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES ON YOUR MOTION TO DELAY.

YEAH, WE'RE ON A NEW WE'RE ON A HIGHER RANKING MOTION TO DELAY UNTIL THE.

WHAT DID YOU SAY? FIRST AGENDA IN AUGUST.

YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

SO WHILE CITY STAFF HAS REPEATEDLY SAID THEY FEEL LIKE THAT WAS THE FINAL OFFER BY DART, I THINK THAT A NEW SPIRIT OF PROBLEM SOLVING AND COOPERATION COULD ACTUALLY BE ACHIEVED.

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MANY TIMES I HAVE HEARD COMMENTS THAT PERHAPS I OR OTHER PEOPLE MAY BE IN MY DISTRICT WOULD LIKE TO HAVE DELAYED THIS PROJECT.

I CAN TELL YOU NOTHING IS FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.

THERE IS NO INTENTION THAT I EVER HAD.

I SEE COOKIE SPEEDING UP THERE THAT PEOPLE IN MY DISTRICT HAVE HAD TO DELAY.

THIS PROJECT IS ACTUALLY MUCH MORE PAINFUL DELAYING IT, AND I CERTAINLY NEVER EXPECTED TO RUN FOR OFFICE AND HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS THE ENTIRE TIME.

SO THAT IS AS FAR AS IT CAN GO.

I'D BE HAPPY TO HAVE A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH DART.

I'D BE HAPPY TO HAVE COOPERATION.

ALL THOSE GREAT THINGS.

MICHAEL AND I HAVE HAD THE SAME CONVERSATION, BUT WE CAN'T DO IT WHEN WE HAVE SUCH AN LA.

THAT IS JUST THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS THING THAT MANY OF YOU AS LAWYERS HAVE READ.

WE'VE NEVER HAD IN THE FOUR YEARS I'VE BEEN ON.

IF YOU'VE SERVED WITH ME, I'VE NEVER SEEN A CITY ATTORNEY MEMO THAT WAS A STRONGLY WORDED AS THE ONE WE GOT.

PLEASE TAKE THAT AS A VOTE OF CAUTION.

WE NEED TO START OVER.

AND I BELIEVE DART DOES WANT TO HAVE A BETTER PARTNERSHIP.

I BELIEVE EVERYONE HERE WANTS TO HAVE A BETTER PARTNERSHIP AND WE CAN DO THAT.

BUT WE'VE GOT TO START BACK WITH A DOCUMENT THAT ACTUALLY MAKES SENSE, NOT WHETHER THE JUDGE AND JURY, NOT WHERE THEY ARE PENALIZING US FOR THINGS THAT DON'T EVEN MAKE SENSE AS THE $80 MILLION THEY WANTED TO CHARGE US.

AND IT WAS REALLY 21, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET YOUR PROJECTS DONE.

THIS DOESN'T AFFECT ME.

THE PROJECTS ARE NOT COMING TO MY DISTRICT.

I'M GETTING HALF OF A TRAFFIC INTERSECTION.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? I DRIVE THROUGH FIVE DIFFERENT CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS TO GET TO CITY HALL EVERY DAY.

I'M IN ALMOST EVERY DISTRICT IN A GIVEN WEEK.

MANY OF YOU ARE TRAVELING ALL OVER.

WE ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO KNOW THE BOUNDARIES OF THE DISTRICTS.

MOST OF YOU TRAVELED MULTIPLE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS, AND THERE'S NO WAY YOU DIDN'T SAY, WOW, OUR ROADS ARE BAD.

DART HAS AN INTEREST IN ALL THOSE TRAFFIC SIGNALS BEING REPLACED.

AND IN FACT, I BELIEVE THEY GAVE US THE LIST OF THE ONES THEY WANTED TO PRIORITIZE.

THEY WANT THIS TO BE DONE.

THE TRUTH IS, IF THEY WANT TO KEEP THE MONEY AND DO THE PROJECTS THEMSELVES, GUESS WHAT? OUR STAFF'S SUPER BUSY.

LET THEM ENGINEER IT AND PROJECT MANAGE IT.

THEY'RE GOING TO DO THE SAME PROJECTS FOR US BECAUSE IT'S IN THEIR BEST INTEREST.

I'D RATHER US DO IT BECAUSE I TRUST OUR STAFF MORE, BUT WE NEED TO START OVER WITH A REAL NEGOTIATION.

THE OTHER CITIES ALL AGREE TO THE ILA BECAUSE THEY HAD IN THEIR HAND A CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING.

WE DON'T HAVE THAT BECAUSE THIS WAS A TARGET TO DALLAS AND WE NEED TO TAKE THAT BACK.

WE ARE NOT SUBORDINATE TO DART.

WE ARE NOT JUST THE NAME OF DART.

WE ARE THE LARGEST MEMBER BY POPULATION, BY GEOGRAPHY AND WE NEED TO ACT LIKE IT.

SO THIS IS A LOT OF MONEY.

THERE'S A WORTHY CONVERSATION TO BE HAD HERE.

I'M SORRY THAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE WAITING.

I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME, BUT THIS IS A LOT OF MONEY AND IT IMPACTS EVERY ONE OF US.

AND SO I WOULD JUST ASK FOR THIS TO BE WORKED ON OVER THE SUMMER AND COME BACK WITH A PROPOSAL THAT WORKS THAT WE CAN ALL SUPPORT.

AND THEN WE REALLY WILL ACHIEVE THE THING THAT MANY OF YOU HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT, WHICH IS STARTING FRESH WITH TRUST.

THIS DOCUMENT BREEDS EVERYTHING THAT'S THE OPPOSITE.

IT'S DISTRUST WHEN YOU PUT THOSE KINDS OF CLAUSES AND THOSE SORTS OF LANGUAGE AND ASK US TO APPROVE IT.

THANK YOU. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST THE MOTION TO DELAY SEEING NONE.

ALL IN FAVOR. SAY AYE.

OH, I DID. DID YOU? OKAY. YOU GOT YOUR FIVE MINUTES ON THE MOTION TO DELAY, AND I.

AND I WAS THINKING ABOUT JUMPING IN JUST TO SAY LET'S MAKE SURE WE TRY NOT TO HAVE THE SAME DEBATE OVER AGAIN ON THE ON THE FULL UNDERLYING MERITS, BUT MORE ON THE MOTION TO DELAY AND ITS MERITS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR ROBERT.

I'M SURE YOU COULD ANSWER THIS, BUT I'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM CITY ATTORNEYS AS WELL.

I UNDERSTAND THE SPIRIT OF WHAT OUR COLLEAGUE IS SUGGESTING, BUT IT SEEMS AS IF IT'S THE THE NEGOTIATION CONVERSATIONS HAVE ALMOST BEEN EXHAUSTED.

SO I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S IT'S NECESSARILY NEEDED.

I'D LIKE FOR YOU TO JUST KIND OF TELL ME WHAT YOU BELIEVE THIS DELAY WOULD AFFORD Y'ALL TO DO.

THAT HAS NOT BEEN DONE.

COUNCILMAN. I'LL GO BACK TO WHAT MR. BROADNAX SAID.

WE COULD PROBABLY, YOU KNOW, COME BACK IN AUGUST AND REALLY NOT HAVE MUCH CHANGE TO ANYTHING.

THE DART BOARD HAS BEEN PRETTY CLEAR AS FAR AS THEIR UNWILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ELA.

AS FAR AS THE MOU, AGAIN, THE THE EXECUTIVE STAFF HAD TO GET, YOU KNOW, OKAY FROM THE BOARD ON SEVERAL OF THESE POINTS.

SO FOR THEM TO CHANGE ANYTHING, I DON'T SEE IT VERY LIKELY.

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SO I MEAN VERY LITTLE CHANGE BETWEEN NOW AND AUGUST OTHER THAN WE JUST LOSE TIME ON EXECUTION OF PROJECTS.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD? YOU DO NOT. OKAY.

I DO UNDERSTAND THE SPIRIT.

I DON'T THINK THAT I CAN SUPPORT A DELAY IF IT DOESN'T SEEM AS IF WE IT WILL RESULT IN ANYTHING NEW.

AND FOR THAT, I THINK THAT STAFF HAS KIND OF GIVEN US AN INDICATION THAT WE'RE AT THE BEST PLACE THAT WE COULD BE AT THIS MOMENT.

SO THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. GENTLEMEN.

MENDELSOHN YOUR OK WAIT A MINUTE.

WHO JUMPED ANYONE DOES THAT MEAN OVER HERE? CHAIRWOMAN BLACKMON, BEFORE WE GO BACK TO YOU, CHAIRWOMAN, FOR FIVE MINUTES ON THE MOTION TO DELAY.

OKAY. ON THE MOTION TO DELAY.

SO IF YOU IF YOU WERE GRANTED A DELAY FOR TWO MONTHS, HOW WOULD YOU APPROACH IT? LIKE WHAT? WHAT WOULD WE GAIN FROM A TWO MONTH DELAY IN YOUR EYES? AND I MEAN, DOES IT GO BACK THROUGH THEIR BOARD AS WELL IF THERE ARE CHANGES? I MEAN, TELL ME HOW AND MAYBE MR. MORRIS CAN EVEN HELP WITH THIS AS WELL, IS I GUESS I'M JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WOULD THE BENEFIT BE FROM THE DELAY, WHICH WOULD DETERMINE MY VOTE AGAIN, COUNCIL MEMBER I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THERE WOULD BE MUCH GAINED FROM A DELAY WE WOULD GO BACK TO AND I THINK MR. BROADNAX HAD MENTIONED IT, DART IS WATCHING THIS MORE THAN LIKELY.

SO WE WOULD START WITH THE PRESIDENT AND SEE IF THERE WAS ANY APPETITE TO CHANGE EITHER THE DOCUMENTS, WHICH I BELIEVE EVEN THEIR ATTORNEY HAS INDICATED, THAT THIS IS THIS IS PRETTY MUCH THEIR DONE DOCUMENTS.

SO, I MEAN, THERE WOULDN'T BE A WHOLE LOT TO DISCUSS BEYOND THAT.

SO THEN, MADAM ATTORNEY, GIVEN THAT THIS I GUESS WE'RE AT A STALEMATE, GIVEN WHAT YOU'VE WRITTEN, DO YOU GO TO COURT? DO YOU GO TO MEDIATION? DO WE THEN JUST OKAY, WE HAVE TO SIGN WHAT IS GIVEN TO US AND WE MOVE ON.

WE HAVE NO LEVERAGE, IS BASICALLY WHAT DART IS SAYING.

SO WE EITHER SIGN THE DOCUMENT AND GET THE MONEY OR DON'T SIGN THE DOCUMENT AND WE GET NO MONEY.

SO THAT'S THEIR STANCE.

AND AND SO WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND GIVEN HOW YOU FEEL? CITY ATTORNEY IF IF WE DO THIS TWO MONTHS AND WE'RE STILL AT A STALEMATE, WE'LL BE BACK HERE IN TWO MONTHS WITH THE SAME DOCUMENT.

I MEAN I MEAN, I'M GIVING YOU KNOW, IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT WE PROVIDED ALL OF THE RED LINES TO DART WITH THE OTHER CITIES.

AND I THINK IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOU ALL TO SEE WHAT WE GAVE TO DART AS OUR CONCERNS.

BUT ULTIMATELY, LIKE ANY OTHER CONTRACT OR ANY OTHER DECISION YOU MAKE, IT'S, YOU KNOW, YOU MAKE IT WITH OUR ADVICE.

SO WE REALLY LACK OF CLARITY, NO COURSE OF ACTION.

THERE'S NO OTHER COURSE.

WE EITHER TAKE IT OR IF THEY'RE SAYING NO, WE HAVE NO PLACE TO APPEAL TO.

THAT'S CORRECT. OKAY.

WELL, I'M NOT GOING TO ANSWER, BUT.

OKAY. SO IT'S OKAY.

ROBERT, GO AHEAD.

AND I WAS GOING TO ALSO ADD IN NOT TO WHAT MR. MORSE ON THE SPOT, BUT HE DID SHARE WITH TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE AS WELL ON MONDAY.

YOU KNOW, THIS IS A MEDIATED THESE ARE MEDIATED DEAL POINTS.

I MEAN, TO GO BACK TO HIM AND TRY TO MEDIATE AGAIN, HE MENTIONED THAT THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST THAT WE'RE GOING TO GET.

WELL, I MEAN, MAYBE THIS IS THE TIME THAT WE OPEN UP AND WE GO BACK TO THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND FIGURE OUT A CLAUSE THAT SAYS WE HAVE A FIGURE OUT A WAY THAT WE CAN MEDIATE OTHER THAN JUST BY TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT.

I'M JUST THROWING THAT OUT THERE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO RESPOND.

I'M JUST BECAUSE I MEAN, IT JUST SEEMS LIKE IT DOES FEEL THAT IF WE'RE GOING TO GET IF THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY THAT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE THESE EXCESS FUNDS AND WE'RE GOING TO BE BACK HERE AGAIN WITH THIS SAME CONVERSATION AND IT'S TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT.

I DON'T WANT TO BE IN THAT POSITION.

I'M JUST GOING TO SAY THAT AND I DON'T KNOW EVEN KNOW HOW TO REMEDY IT, BUT IT JUST SEEMS VERY, VERY ONE SIDED.

AND AS SOMEBODY SAID, A PARTNERSHIP IS NOT HOLDING PEOPLE HOSTAGE.

AND WE DO NEED A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN OUR CITY.

BUT GIVEN THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ANYWHERE WITH A DELAY, BUT BACK HERE, I DON'T SEE HOW A DELAY BENEFITS US THAN BEING BACK HERE AND HAVING THIS SAME CONVERSATION AGAIN IN TWO MONTHS.

SO I'M SORRY THAT STAFF HAS BEEN PUT IN THIS POSITION.

I WISH WE WEREN'T, BUT I GUESS WE'LL WE'LL SEE HOW THE VOTE GOES.

AND THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

MR. MAYOR, THIS IS MICHAEL MORRIS.

I HEARD MY NAME. CAN I SPEAK? YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND THEN WE'LL SAY IT'S A RESPONSE TO SOMETHING THAT PAULA BLACKMON JUST RAISED.

BUT THEN I WANT TO GO TO, SINCE WE HAVEN'T HEARD FROM HIM YET, MR. RESENDEZ NEXT AND THEN WE'LL GET TO YOU.

CHAIRWOMAN. GO AHEAD, MR.

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MORRIS. MR. MAYOR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

UM, I BELIEVE IT'S MY OPINION THAT WE MOVE OUR 80 MILLION TO 20 MILLION, $60 MILLION TO OUR FAVOR BECAUSE THEY SAW ALL THE POSITIVE WORK THAT'S BEEN GOING ON.

IN THE LAST 60 DAYS.

TSAI AND DR.

PEREZ. I BELIEVE IF YOU IF YOU MAKE A DELAY, I DON'T WANT YOU TO HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE THAT I CAN DELIVER AGAIN THE SAME LEVEL OF PROJECT 60 DAYS FROM NOW.

I CAN'T. I THINK, NADINE IT WAS HARD FOR THEIR BOARD TO ACCEPT A NUMBER THAT THEY THOUGHT WOULD BE CLOSER TO 80, AND IT ENDED UP BEING CLOSER TO 20.

AND I THINK IF YOU WERE JUST JUST DON'T HOLD US STAFF ACCOUNTABLE TO DELIVER $90,000,000.60 DAYS FROM NOW BECAUSE THE PERCEPTION AND GAIN WE'VE MADE IS NOT GOING TO BE IN THE SAME SPIRIT TWO MONTHS FROM NOW AS IT IS RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU FOR THAT, MR. RESENDEZ. VERY NICE FOR FIVE MINUTES.

THANK YOU. MR. MAYOR. JUST HAD A QUICK QUESTION.

I UNDERSTAND THAT IF WE DO DELAY THAT THE SUBSTANCE OF THE ERA MOST LIKELY WOULDN'T CHANGE, RIGHT? THAT'S CORRECT, SIR.

BUT AT THE VERY LEAST, COULD WE GET SOME OF THE TERMS DEFINED IN THE ERA, IF THERE'S A DELAY? SO SO, AGAIN, SIR, THE THE MOU, WHICH WE'VE DRAFTED, HAS MADE AN ATTEMPT TO CLEAR UP THAT AMBIGUITY.

AND AGAIN, I THINK THE POINTS THAT WE JUST RECEIVED FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

AGAIN, I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN WORK THROUGH THOSE WITH WITH THE EXECUTIVE TEAM.

SO AGAIN, JUST CHANGING THE I DO I THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

CHANGING THE HEART OF THE MOU IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, BUT POTENTIALLY MAKING A LITTLE BIT MORE OF THE LANGUAGE A LITTLE BIT MORE CLEARER IS SOMETHING THAT WILL PROBABLY HAPPEN OR WILL HAPPEN.

OKAY. YEAH, I WAS JUST CURIOUS ABOUT THAT.

BUT I DO AGREE WITH SOME OF THE STATEMENTS FROM SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES IN TERMS OF IF THE GOAL IS TO HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH DART, IF THAT'S OUR GOAL, AND THAT'S SUPPOSEDLY DART'S GOAL AS WELL, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT DOESN'T FEEL GOOD TO GET JERKED AROUND AND THAT'S WHAT IT FEELS LIKE.

YOU KNOW, IF YOU HAVE ALL THE LEVERAGE AND YOU WANT A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEBODY, YOU DON'T JERK THEM AROUND.

THANK YOU. SORRY, GUYS.

I HAVE TO KEEP LOOKING BACK AND FORTH.

MR. WEST, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES ON THE MOTION TO DELAY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. AND MINE IS.

MY QUESTION IS MORE LOGISTICALLY.

IF SO, IF THIS COMES BACK AND IT WAS IF I CAN ASK THE CHAIR CHAIRWOMAN, IT WAS AUGUST 1ST MEETING IN AUGUST.

IS THAT RIGHT? SO FIRST MEETING IN AUGUST.

WOULD THIS NEED TO COME BACK? BECAUSE IT COULD BE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ERA.

THEORETICALLY, ALTHOUGH, YOU KNOW, I'VE HEARD FROM STAFF THAT IT'S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO CHANGE.

BUT IF IT CAME BACK, WOULDN'T IT MOST LIKELY GO TO COMMITTEE FIRST? AND THEN MY NEXT QUESTION WOULD BE, WILL WE HAVE COMMITTEES IN AUGUST FOR IT TO GO TO? AND ARE YOU ASKING ME? WELL, I REALLY GOING TO BE PROBABLY THE CITY MANAGER OR THE MAYOR ON THIS.

PROBABLY THE MAYOR. IT'S ABOUT COMMITTEES.

IT'S LIKE, WELL, IF WE HAVE A DIFFERENT ERA THAT COMES BACK IN AUGUST, HAVE TO GO TO COMMITTEES.

THE FIRST QUESTION I THINK IT'S FIRST QUESTION.

YEAH. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

SO I WOULD SAY NO.

OKAY. IN SHORT OF WHICH ELIMINATES THE NEED TO ANSWER THE SECOND QUESTION, ME REPEATING MYSELF, I JUST AGAIN, I FEEL LIKE THE WORDS COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH, PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND.

THEY ARE NOT GOING TO AMEND AND CHANGE THE ILLA PERIOD FULL STOP TO WANT AND THINK THAT THAT IS A POSSIBILITY.

YOU MIGHT AS WELL ASK IF A UNICORN IS GOING TO FLOAT IN HERE.

IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

SO YOU CAN THINK WHAT YOU WANT, HOPE FOR, WHAT YOU DESIRE, BUT THE REALITY IS IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, I COULD PLAY OUT WHAT THE CONVERSATION WOULD BE LIKE AND I CAN GO IN THE BACK ROOM AND HAVE THAT CONVERSATION AND COME RIGHT BACK OUT HERE WHEN I TALK TO THE PRESIDENT AND CEO.

BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO BE ANY DIFFERENT THAN WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

OKAY. THAT'S THE ONLY REASON WE'RE HERE TODAY IS BECAUSE WE'RE AT A POINT WHERE THERE IS NO MORE NEGOTIATION OPPORTUNITY.

AND THIS IS MY QUESTION. THANK YOU.

I APOLOGIZE THAT HE TALKED TO YOU LIKE THAT.

CHAD WEST. I'M JUST KIDDING.

I KNOW. I KNOW. THAT'S NOT WHAT HE MEANT.

OKAY. SO LET'S SEE.

I THINK WE ARE BACK TO CHAIRMAN SCHULTZ NEXT FOR FIVE MINUTES ON THE MOTION TO DELAY.

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THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I THINK THAT THOSE OF US WHO KEEP TRYING TO GO BACK TO THE WELL ARE MISSING SOMETHING SO IMPORTANT THAT MR. MORRIS JUST SAID, WHICH IS IF WE GO BACK TO DART RIGHT NOW AND ASK TO RENEGOTIATE THE ILA, IT MEANS EVERYTHING IS OPEN, WHICH MEANS WE MAY WALK AWAY WITH A LOT LESS MONEY THAN WHAT WE'RE BEING OFFERED RIGHT NOW.

AND FRANKLY, YOU KNOW, IT'S EVERYTHING THAT WE DO.

OUR NEXT DECISION IS EVEN MORE SO IS A RISK TOLERANCE ISSUE.

AND RIGHT NOW, I THINK FROM WE OUGHT TO TAKE THIS DEAL AND WE OUGHT TO GO WITH IT BECAUSE THE RISK OF LOSING MORE IS NOT SOMETHING THAT I'M INTERESTED IN VOTING ON FOR ANOTHER COUPLE OF MONTHS AFTER WE'VE BEEN TOLD AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN THIS DEAL IS DONE SO WE CAN KEEP GOING BACK TO THAT.

WELL, BUT EVERY TIME WE DO, WE'RE GOING TO LOSE MORE WATER OUT OF IT POTENTIALLY, AND I'M NOT WILLING TO TAKE THAT RISK.

THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I'M NOT SUPPORTING THE DELAY.

OKAY. I THINK WE'RE BACK TO CHAIRWOMAN MENDELSOHN FOR THREE MINUTES ON YOUR MOTION TO DELAY.

DO I GET EXTRA? NO, I'M JUST KIDDING.

OKAY. SO I REALLY DO TRY TO HELP US STAY ON THE MERITS.

YOU'RE USING MY TIME, SO THIS IS NOT MONTHS AND MONTHS.

THIS IS SIX WEEKS WHEN YOU WERE NEGOTIATING.

THERE ARE LEVERAGE POINTS.

DID YOU USE THE LANE CLOSURES, THE $40 MILLION AS A LEVERAGE POINT IN NEGOTIATION? COUNCIL MEMBER WAS DISCUSSED.

YES. AND AND I MEAN, YES, WE USED IT.

AND THAT'S KIND OF WHAT.

AND YOU TOLD THEM THAT YOU'LL CHARGE THEM THE $40 MILLION? WE DID. AND YOU WILL AGAIN, WHEN THEY HEARD THAT, I THINK AS WE REALLY DISLODGED THE CONVERSATIONS.

SO WE DON'T HAVE ANY INTENT TO DO THAT.

AND DID YOU USE THE FIVE TRANSIT ORIENTED DESIGN PROJECTS THAT WE'RE ABOUT TO CONSIDER? NO, MA'AM. BUT YOU COULD HAVE, BUT WE DIDN'T.

OKAY. SO THERE'S SOME MORE LEVERAGE FOR YOU.

SO THESE ARE THINGS THAT ARE NEW TO THE NEGOTIATION TO GO BACK WITH THE LANE CLOSURE, TO GO BACK WITH THE TRANSIT ORIENTED DESIGN.

WE HAVE A LOT OF DART PROJECTS, NOT JUST THE SILVER LINE ALL THROUGHOUT THE CITY, AND WE ARE AN IMPORTANT PARTNER.

WE ARE THE BULK OF THEIR RIDERSHIP AND I HOPE THAT THEY ARE HEARING THIS CONVERSATION.

I HOPE THEY HEAR THAT MULTIPLE PEOPLE, NOT JUST MENDELSOHN, ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS RELATIONSHIP.

MICHAEL MORRIS DID A FABULOUS JOB WITH THE DEAL POINTS.

HE ADMITTED HIMSELF HE DIDN'T READ THE ILA.

WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT ARE NOT THE DEAL POINTS.

THE DEAL POINTS DON'T NEED TO CHANGE.

WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN IS THE CONTRACT LANGUAGE NEEDS TO CHANGE BECAUSE IT WAS SO POORLY WRITTEN.

DART DRAFTED IT THEMSELVES.

THEY SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN PROFESSIONAL HELP TO DO SO.

IT IS. IT'S TERRIBLE.

SO IN THE SIX WEEKS, NOT ONLY WOULD WE ASK STAFF TO GO BACK AND HAVE A MORE ROBUST CONVERSATION ABOUT THE ACTUAL CONTRACT LANGUAGE, BUT WE WOULD ALSO INSTRUCT YOU TO PLEASE CONTINUE WITH PROCUREMENT BECAUSE YOU WOULDN'T BE GETTING ANY OF THESE PROJECTS DONE IN THE NEXT SIX WEEKS ANYHOW, ALL THE TIME YOU'D BE WORKING ON SPECIFICATIONS.

IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR PRIORITY IS TRAFFIC SIGNALS.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU GUYS HAVE HAD TRAFFIC SIGNALS PUT IN YOUR DISTRICT.

IT TAKES A REALLY LONG TIME, SO ALL THAT ENGINEERING WORK NEEDS TO HAPPEN.

IT CAN BE HAPPENING DURING THOSE SIX WEEKS.

NOBODY'S SAYING PUT EVERYTHING TO A HALT.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RESPOND TO THAT? I WAS I WAS LISTENING TO YOUR TO YOUR POINTS.

COUNCIL MEMBER. SO, AGAIN, DART IS NOT GOING TO ACCEPT ANYTHING FROM US PRELIMINARY LIST OR I MEAN THE LIST OF PROJECTS OR ANYTHING UNTIL WE HAVE A SIGNED LE, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO START THEIR PROCESSES.

I MEAN, WHY? WELL, WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET THE MONEY ANYHOW.

WELL, I DO BELIEVE THAT WE WILL.

SO. WELL, YOU AREN'T GOING TO GET MONEY UNTIL YOU'VE SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION AND IT'S BEEN APPROVED, CORRECT? THAT IS CORRECT. AND THEN YOU'RE GETTING MAKE SURE WE STAY ON THE THE MERITS OF A DELAY.

SO THERE IS NO DELAY SINCE YOU HAVEN'T SUBMITTED ANY APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME, CORRECT? WE CANNOT FORMALLY SUBMIT ANYTHING UNTIL THE I'VE IS EXECUTED.

BUT YOU COULD PREPARE ALL THE APPLICATIONS.

SO AS SOON AS IT'S DONE, YOU COULD SUBMIT THEM.

WE COULD DO THAT WORK, MA'AM.

YES. OKAY. SO ALL THESE THINGS COULD BE HAPPENING IN PARALLEL.

AND MICHAEL MORRIS AT THE RTC MEETING LAST THURSDAY INDICATED IT WOULD BE NO PROBLEM TO WAIT TILL EARLY AUGUST TO APPROVE THIS.

MICHAEL, DO YOU WANT TO CONFIRM THAT? WELL, THE RTC APPROVED THE FIVE MILE CREEK IN EXCHANGE FOR THE $10 MILLION, THOUGH THE QUESTION WAS HOW LONG IS THE RTC MONEY ON THE TABLE? I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION, BUT I DID SAY THAT THE RTC COMMITMENT TO FIVE MILE CREEK WILL STAY ON THE TABLE FOR A CONSIDERABLE TIME, AND WE WE WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THE RTC BACK UP AND NOT SUPPORT IT BASED ON THIS PARTICULAR CONVERSATION.

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BUT WHAT YOU ALL DON'T KNOW IS THE LOST OPPORTUNITY COST OF WORKING ON THIS AND NOT ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE WANTED TO WORK ON, LIKE THE STREETCAR, LIKE THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL DART BUS NETWORK 2.0.

THERE'S A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER THINGS THAT WE NEGOTIATED THAT WE PURPOSELY LEFT OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT BECAUSE IT WOULD MAKE IT TOO COMPLICATED THAT WE WERE HOPING TO WORK ON.

AND OBVIOUSLY THOSE THINGS AREN'T GOING TO BE WORKED ON AS YOU CONTINUE TO TRY TO ADVANCE THE INTERLOCAL INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT.

SO THERE ARE LOST OPPORTUNITY COSTS THAT YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE OF THAT AREN'T GOING TO BE WORKED ON UNTIL THIS ISSUE IS RESOLVED.

MICHAEL, HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED ON NEGOTIATING THIS AGREEMENT? OFFICIALLY, I MISSED SOME CITY OF DALLAS MEETING AND YOU NOMINATED ME TO TAKE ON THIS ROLE.

YES, I DID. WE HAVE BEEN WE HAVE BEEN IN A 2 OR 3 YEAR, I WOULD SAY, CRISIS MODE WITH REGARD TO TRYING TO SOLVE THE ISSUES INSIDE THE CITY OF DALLAS ON THE SILVER LINE AND THE.

MICHAEL, CAN. MR. MORRIS IF I COULD, SIR, CAN I ALSO ASK YOU TO SPEAK TO THE TIP CYCLE AS FAR AS THE FIVE MILE CREEK PROJECT? DO WE DELAY FUNDING ON THAT? A LOT OF RESPECT FOR THE MAYOR'S OFFICE.

WE ASKED TO GO AHEAD AND APPROVE THE FIVE MILE CREEK PROJECT BECAUSE THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU HAVE FEDERAL FUNDS.

BUT THE BAD NEWS IS YOU HAVE FEDERAL FUNDS.

SO WE APPROVED IT CONTINGENT ON CITY OF DALLAS ACTION.

THAT'S RIGHT. SO WHENEVER YOU'RE DONE DECIDING WHATEVER YOU'RE GOING TO DO, SINCE I CAN'T PROCEED WITH FIVE MILE CREEK WITHOUT THIS ACTION, WE WOULD BE POTENTIALLY MISSING TIP CYCLES.

SO CHRISTIE PULLS QUARTERLY ALL THE PROJECTS THAT CAN PROCEED DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU TAKE ACTION.

THIS PROJECT, IF EVER, IF EVER APPROVED AND WE MOVE AHEAD ON THE FIVE MILE CREEK PROJECT, IT WOULD MAKE WHATEVER THE NEXT CYCLE IS DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU TOOK ACTION.

BUT WE CAN'T WE CANNOT PROCEED ON FIVE MILE CREEK UNTIL YOU TAKE ACTION BECAUSE WE DID NOT WANT TO GET OUT IN FRONT OF THE COUNCIL.

BUT WE GET OUT IN FRONT CONTINGENT WISE BECAUSE IT'S FEDERAL FUNDS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO EXPEDITE YOUR INVESTMENT.

AND MICHAEL, CAN YOU CONFIRM THAT THE TIP CYCLE WOULD NOT BE INTERRUPTED IF WE APPROVE THIS AT THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST? I DON'T I DON'T HAVE IN FRONT OF ME WHEN CHRISTIE SUBMITS PROJECTS TO THE TIP CYCLE.

SO I DON'T HAVE THOSE DATES.

SO EVERYTHING UP TO A CERTAIN DATE IN THE SPRING GETS MOVED AHEAD.

I HAVE NO IDEA. WHEN YOU WOULD TAKE ACTION IN AUGUST.

THIS WOULD BE A DATE CERTAIN IN EARLY AUGUST.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOING TO COMMITTEE AND SO ON AND SO FORTH, AS COUNCILMAN WEST WAS DOING.

I DO NOT HAVE IN FRONT OF ME.

NO, THIS WOULD BE TO COME TO A VOTE FOR EARLY AUGUST.

I DO NOT HAVE IN FRONT OF ME.

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, COUNCILWOMAN, I DO NOT HAVE THE DATE OF WHICH WHATEVER MEETING YOU HAVE IN AUGUST, IF THAT MEANS IT WOULD MISS A CYCLE IN THE TIP IF YOU TOOK ACTION TODAY VERSUS IF YOU TOOK ACTION IN AUGUST.

I CANNOT ANSWER THAT QUESTION BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE THE DEADLINES FOR THE TIP CYCLE IN FRONT OF ME RIGHT NOW.

AND DID YOU SAY LAST THURSDAY THAT IF WE HAD APPROVED THIS IN AUGUST, THAT IT WAS NOT GOING TO BE A PROBLEM AT THE RTC MEETING? IT'S NOT IT'S NOT A IT'S NOT A PROBLEM FOR THE RTC BACKING UP ON ITS COMMITMENT.

YOU ASKED ME A DIFFERENT QUESTION.

YOU ASKED ME WOULD IT? MISS THE TIP CYCLE AND IT'LL GO WELL.

WE'LL KEEP APPROVAL FOR IT UNTIL IT GETS APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL.

IT MAY MISS A TIP CYCLE.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT DR. PEREZ WAS SAYING.

IT MAY HAVE TO BE DELAYED THREE MONTHS IN A TIP CYCLE, BUT WE'RE NOT BACKING UP ON OUR COMMITMENT TO THE PROJECT UNLESS YOU VOTE DOWN YOUR INTEREST TO NOT MOVE AHEAD.

AND WE APPROVE THE TIP EVERY QUARTER, IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT. OKAY.

SO WE'VE BEEN NEGOTIATING THIS FOR THREE YEARS TO SOME EXTENT WITH THE WITH THE COG.

AND AGAIN, TRULY APPRECIATE IT.

SIX MORE WEEKS TO TRY TO GET A BETTER DEAL AND TRY TO GET CLARITY AND ACTUALLY DO THE WORK TO REPAIR THE RELATIONSHIP IS NOT A LOT TO ASK.

AND SO AGAIN, I AM HOPEFUL THAT MY COLLEAGUES WILL SEE THE WISDOM IN THIS.

THANK YOU. CHAIRMAN ATKINS, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES ON THE MOTION TO DELAY.

NOT I'M NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THE DELAY.

NUMBER ONE. CHAIRMAN THOMAS.

CHAIRMAN MCGOUGH. I THINK Y'ALL HAVE BEEN HERE AND I THINK WE GOT TWO NEW COUNCIL MEMBER COMING IN.

AND I THINK THAT WE NEED TO MAKE THE DECISION TOGETHER AS ONE DELAY.

DELAY IF WE WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE AND YOU GOT THE LEVERAGE, WE'D BE DOING THE SAME THING.

SO I HEAR FROM THE CITY MANAGER, I HEAR FROM THE FROM MICHAEL MYERS, WE'RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE.

NOTHING'S GOING TO CHANGE.

AND THIS AIN'T THE FIRST TIME WE'VE BEEN UP THIS ROAD.

I MEAN, THE POINT IS THEY'RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE, YOU KNOW, THE LEVERAGE.

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WE'VE GOT TO TRUST. WE'VE GOT TO DO IT.

SO I'M NOT GOING TO SIT HERE AND SAY A DELAY IN SIX WEEKS DOWN THE ROAD AND THAT 90 MILLION GO DOWN TO 50 MILLION OR 40 MILLION OR GO DOWN TO ZERO.

BUT I DO KNOW IF THE MONEY IS NOT COMING TO THAT, THEY'RE GOING TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

IT'S NOT GOING TO COME TO YOUR DISTRICT.

IT WON'T COME TO YOUR SIDEWALKS.

YOU DON'T GET ON TRACKS. AND SENATOR, IT'S NOT GOING TO COME TO THE CITY OF DALLAS.

IT'S GOING TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

SO THAT'S WHY I'M NOT A SUPPORT DELAY.

AND I HOPE Y'ALL VOTE NO ON DELAY.

THANK YOU. RECORD VOTE, PLEASE.

OF COURSE. I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'VE CLEARED THE DECK.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST THE MOTION TO DELAY? I DON'T SEE ANY. SO, MADAM SECRETARY, RECORD VOTE'S BEEN REQUESTED.

RECORD VOTES BEEN GRANTED. LET'S GO.

THANK YOU. PLEASE STATE.

YES, IF YOU'RE IN FAVOR. NO. IF YOU'RE OPPOSED COUNCIL MEMBER WEST.

NO, NOT.

I AM OPPOSED TO TALK YOURSELF.

THANK YOU. I'VE JUST REMEMBERING THE MOTION.

COUNCIL MEMBER MORENO? YES. COUNCIL MEMBER THOMAS? NO. COUNCIL MEMBER.

RESENDEZ. NO.

COUNCIL MEMBER. BAZALDUA.

COUNCIL MEMBER. ATKINS.

NO. COUNCIL MEMBER.

BLACKMON. COUNCIL MEMBER MCGOUGH.

COUNCIL MEMBER SCHULZ.

COUNCIL MEMBER. MENDELSOHN.

COUNCIL MEMBER. WILLIS.

COUNCIL MEMBER RIDLEY.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM NARVAEZ NO.

MAYOR PRO TEM ARNOLD.

NO. MAYOR JOHNSON.

NO. WITH FOUR VOTING IN FAVOR, 11 OPPOSED.

THE MOTION FAILS.

MR. MAYOR. OKAY.

SO WE ARE NOW BACK ON ITEM 60 AS IT WAS ORIGINALLY READ BY THE CITY SECRETARY, AND WE CAN RESUME THE DEBATE ON THAT ITEM WITH THE SAME TIMES THAT WE'VE USED UP FOR PEOPLE.

IS ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST ITEM 60? I'M STILL GOING TO HOLD EVERYBODY TO THE OLD TIMES THAT WE HAD.

CHAIRWOMAN MENDELSOHN, YOU EXHAUSTED YOUR TIME ON ITEM 60 AND IT GOT AN EXTENSION, IN FACT, ON TOP OF IT.

ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK ON FOR OR AGAINST ITEM 60? HEARING? NONE. DID ANYONE REQUEST A RECORD VOTE? I FIGURE WE MIGHT HAVE THAT.

THE RECORD VOTE'S BEEN REQUESTED AND THE RECORD HAS BEEN GRANTED ON THAT.

SO LET'S PROCEED WITH THE VOTE.

ITEM 60. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. PLEASE VOTE. PLEASE STATE YES.

IF YOU'RE IN FAVOR, SAY NO IF YOU'RE OPPOSED.

COUNCIL MEMBER WEST.

YES. COUNCILMAN.

MORENO. YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER THOMAS.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER.

RESENDEZ. YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER. BAZALDUA.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER.

ATKINS. YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER. BLACKMON.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER.

MCGOUGH. COUNCIL MEMBER.

SCHULTZ. YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER. MENDELSOHN.

NO. COUNCIL MEMBER.

WILLIS. COUNCIL MEMBER.

RIDLEY. DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM NARVAEZ YES.

MAYOR PRO TEM ARNOLD.

YES. MAYOR JOHNSON.

YES. WITH 12 VOTING IN FAVOR, THREE OPPOSED.

THE MOTION PASSES, MR. MAYOR. ALL RIGHT.

NEXT ITEM. WE'LL NOW GO BACK TO YOUR AGENDA ITEM 25.

[25. 23-1435 Authorize (1) selection of the recommended most advantageous proposal submitted by Brinshore Development, LLC for City Solicitation BVZ22-00020234 (Request for Proposals for Transit-Oriented Development of Property Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit at the Hampton Station), most advantageous proposer of three; and (2) the City Manager or designee to execute an exclusive negotiation agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with Brinshore Development, LLC or an affiliate - Financing: No cost consideration to the City (Part 2 of 2)]

AGENDA ITEM 25 WAS READ IN THE RECORD.

MR. MAYOR, WOULD YOU LIKE FOR ME TO READ IT INTO THE RECORD? YES, PLEASE. OKAY. THANK YOU, JEN.

ITEM 25, AUTHORIZE ONE.

A SELECTION OF THE RECOMMENDED MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY BRANT SHORE DEVELOPMENT, LLC.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY OWNED BY DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT AT THE HAMPTON STATION.

MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL PROPOSAL OF THREE AND TO THE CITY MANAGER OR DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE AN EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION AGREEMENT APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY WITH SHORE DEVELOPMENT LLC OR AN AFFILIATE.

THIS IS YOUR ITEM, MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU. THAT WOULD YOU? I'M CHANGING OUT ITEM 26.

IT'S ITEM 25 OH.

25. I'M SORRY. 25? YES. IS THERE A MOTION? YES. MOTION TO APPROVE.

SECOND, IT'S BEEN MOVED IN SECOND.

ANY DISCUSSION? I DO HAVE QUESTIONS FOR STAFF.

YES, SIR. MR. COUNCIL MEMBER WEST STAFF.

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE QUESTIONS? ARE THEY'RE COMING. COUNCIL MEMBER.

GOOD AFTERNOON. ROBIN BENTLEY WITH THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

HEY, ROBIN.

SO ON THIS ITEM, THIS IS THIS IS FOR A RFP FOR A DEVELOPER TO LOOK AT ACTIVATING UNDERUTILIZED PARKING

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LOT ON A DART AT A DART STATION, CORRECT? EXACTLY RIGHT. THIS IS DART OWNED SURPLUS PARKING THAT WE'VE ASKED THEM TO WORK WITH US TO HELP DEVELOP INTO SOMETHING WITH MORE DENSITY TO ACTIVATE THE PARKING LOTS. AND THESE THESE DISCUSSIONS CAME ABOUT.

FORGET THE AISLE FOR A MINUTE, PLEASE.

THIS WAS A LONG TIME AGO AND IT CAME ABOUT AS PART OF THE 1000 UNIT HOUSING CHALLENGE AND DISCUSSIONS THAT CAME AFTER THAT.

SO THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT DID PHASE ONE, WHICH WAS CITY OWNED PROPERTY NEAR TRANSIT, RIGHT.

OUR DEPARTMENT IS DOING THIS PHASE, WHICH IS DART OWNED PROPERTY NEAR TRANSIT.

SO THIS IS THE VERY FIRST STEP.

WE ISSUED THE RFP FOR THE SIX STATIONS THAT ARE IN THE NEXT SIX ITEMS RECEIVED PROPOSALS.

AND ALL WE'RE DOING TODAY IS CLOSING THE RFP.

SO WE CAN BEGIN SPEAKING WITH THE TOP SCORING PROPOSER.

OKAY. YOU ANTICIPATED MY NEXT QUESTION, WHICH IS THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ON THIS PROJECT AND MULTIPLE TIMES, CORRECT? THAT'S RIGHT. SO I'M ANXIOUS TO TALK TO THEM.

I KNOW YOU'RE ANXIOUS TO TALK TO THEM.

THE COMMUNITY IS ANXIOUS, BUT NONE OF US CAN GET STARTED EVEN BEGINNING DISCUSSIONS ON THE PROPOSAL UNTIL WE CLOSE THE PROCUREMENT.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY.

SO TO HAVE QUESTIONS WITH THE BUILDER ABOUT WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO HERE OR WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO PROPOSE, WE CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO DO THAT UNTIL WE APPROVE THIS ITEM, RIGHT? I CAN'T DO THAT EITHER, RIGHT? NONE OF US CAN SPEAK TO THEM INTO THE PROCUREMENT CLOSES.

I UNDERSTAND THAT. AND SO WILL THERE BE A ZONING, MOST LIKELY A ZONING CHANGE THAT COMES ALL SIX STATIONS WILL NEED TO BE REZONE.

SO, YES, THIS WILL BE THIS WILL COME TO COUNCIL PROBABLY MANY TIMES FOR MANY REASONS.

OKAY. WELL, I JUST WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR BECAUSE I HAVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS ASKING ABOUT THIS.

THIS WAS PART OF THE WEST OAK CLIFF AREA PLAN AND THERE WAS A LOT OF CONCERN ON WHAT WOULD GO HERE OR NOT GO HERE.

AND SO WE COULD BE LOOKING AT WE'LL BE LOOKING AT A ZONING HEARING.

SO THERE WILL BE MULTIPLE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR THAT, PLUS COMMUNITY MEETINGS, RIGHT? YES. AND PROBABLY AN INCENTIVE PACKAGE AT SOME POINT.

SO, YES, COUNCIL WILL SEE THIS MULTIPLE TIMES.

THE DART BOARD WILL SEE THIS MULTIPLE TIMES.

IT WILL BE VETTED PUBLICLY IN MULTIPLE FORUMS. AND OF COURSE, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IS ALWAYS PART OF THESE PROPOSALS.

SO, YES, WELL, THIS ZONING HEARING BE TREATED LIKE OTHER ZONING HEARINGS WHERE THERE'LL BE NOTICED AROUND A CERTAIN PERIMETER OF THE AREA. WE HAVEN'T WAIVED ANY REQUIREMENTS.

SO MY PRESUMPTION IS, YES, IT WOULD MOVE FORWARD LIKE ANY NORMAL ZONING HEARING, AND IT WOULD BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THESE APPLICANTS TO CARRY OUT THAT ZONING, NOT DART.

THEY WOULD, I'M SURE, WORK IN COOPERATION WITH DART, BUT THEY WOULD APPLY JUST LIKE ANY NORMAL DEVELOPER.

OKAY. AND THEN FOR INCENTIVES, INCENTIVES COULD BE LIKE GOING THROUGH THE PUBLIC FACILITIES CORPORATION, AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDS GOING THROUGH THE HOUSING FINANCE CORP. THOSE ARE WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, RIGHT? THAT'S RIGHT. AND THOSE INCENTIVES WOULD TYPICALLY HAVE TO GO THROUGH A VETTING PROCESS AS WELL, CORRECT? YES. THEY WOULD GO THROUGH THE APPROPRIATE BOARDS, THROUGH THE APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES AND THEN TO COUNCIL.

OKAY. AND THERE'S CURRENTLY NO PROPOSAL ON THE TABLE FOR ANY TYPE OF FACILITY HOUSING, NOTHING HERE.

IT'S REALLY JUST WE'RE STARTING FROM SCRATCH AND THIS DEVELOPER IS GOING TO BE COMING UP WITH WITH AN IDEA, IS THAT RIGHT? SO WHEN THEY PROPOSE THEY GAVE US THEIR CONCEPTUAL IDEA OF WHAT THEY MIGHT WANT TO BUILD THERE.

OKAY. BUT MY STAFF HASN'T HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DIG IN AND, AND, YOU KNOW, START DISCUSSIONS ON WHAT THE CITY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THERE OTHER THAN WHAT WAS IN THE ACTUAL RFP. SO WHAT THEY PROPOSE TO MAY OR MAY NOT BE WHAT ACTUALLY ENDS UP GETTING BUILT.

OKAY. I THINK THE. THANK YOU.

THAT'S GREAT. AND I DON'T HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS.

I THINK THE KEY HERE THAT I, I DON'T THINK ANY OF THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE HERE WHO HAVE BEEN ASKING ME QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS.

BUT IF THEY LISTEN TO THIS AND IF THIS IS PUBLICIZED, I JUST WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT THERE WILL THERE'S MANY PROCESSES COMING.

THIS IS WE CAN'T EVEN TALK ABOUT IT.

I THINK THAT'S THE KEY UNTIL THIS ITEM IS PASSED.

THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER.

THANK YOU FOR THOSE QUESTIONS, COUNCILWOMAN SCHULTZ YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? YES, MA'AM. THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

I JUST WANT TO FOR THE SAKE OF MY COLLEAGUES, ALL OF THESE ITEMS, THE QUESTIONS THAT COUNCIL MEMBER WEST ASKED WOULD BE THE SAME ANSWERS.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S RIGHT.

IT WAS THE SAME RFP PROCESS FOR ALL SIX.

AND THERE ARE OF THE SIX, THERE ARE FIVE DIFFERENT POTENTIAL DEVELOPERS.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT.

ONE OF THE DEVELOPERS SCORED AS THE TOP PROPOSER ON TWO STATION SITES.

SO THIS GIVES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME REAL CREATIVITY.

AND ALL OF THEM. ARE THEY ALL HOUSING? YES, RIGHT. THEY ALL PROPOSE SOME TYPE OF HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OR MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT WITH HOUSING.

THAT'S MY QUESTION. OKAY, PERFECT.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. THANK YOU, MADAM SECRETARY.

IN YOUR QUESTIONS BEFORE WE GET BACK TO COUNCIL MEMBER NARVAEZ WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER WEST YOU HAVE IT.

THANK YOU. JUST TO FOLLOW ONE FOLLOW UP IS I KNOW THERE'S ONLY SIX HERE.

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THERE'S A 4050 DART STATIONS AND A LOT OF THEM ARE OVER PARKED.

I REMEMBER A CUSHMAN AND WAKEFIELD I THINK DID A STUDY ON THIS.

WHY ARE WE ONLY DOING SIX INSTEAD OF ALL OF THEM? RIGHT. SO DART AND THE CITY WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE A LIST OF THE MOST DEVELOPABLE IN THESE SIX WERE CHOSEN TO BE THE FIRST THAT WE PUT UP FOR RFP.

THEY WILL NOT HOPEFULLY BE THE LAST THAT WE PUT OUT FOR RFP, GIVEN HOW SUCCESSFUL THE RESPONSES WERE.

SO WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE ONCE WE GET THESE SIX A LITTLE FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD.

DO WE SEE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACHIEVE SOME OF OUR HOUSING GOALS AS A CITY? OH, ABSOLUTELY. I MEAN, RIGHT NOW THESE ARE ALL NON TAXPAYING, VACANT SURFACE LOTS AND THEY'RE ALL DRAMATICALLY OVER PARKED FOR THE NEED AT THE STATION.

AND SO THE IDEA IS THAT ALL OF THESE WOULD BE DEVELOPED INTO SOMETHING DENSER, HOPEFULLY THAT PAYS SOME TAXES AND THAT INCORPORATES ALL OF DART'S TRANSIT NEEDS PLUS SOME OF THE CITY'S HOUSING NEEDS.

IT'S ALSO POSSIBLE WE COULD INCLUDE SOME GREEN SPACE, POSSIBLE MIXED USE, NOT JUST HOUSING, BUT ALSO SOME RETAIL AT THESE LOCATIONS, CORRECT? THAT'S RIGHT. AND THE RFP, THE THIRD COMPONENT OF SCORING WAS SORT OF A PLACEMAKING PEDESTRIAN ACCESS, ALL OF THOSE SORTS OF DESIGN COMPONENTS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO THE CITY WERE TO BE ADDRESSED.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER.

I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER NAMES.

ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I DON'T SEE ANY NAMES IN THE QUEUE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THIS ITEM INDICATE BY AYE.

ANY OPPOSED.

THIS ITEM HAS BEEN MOVED AND ACCEPTED AND PASSES.

MADAM SECRETARY, WE'RE READY FOR THE NEXT ITEM.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

YOUR NEXT ITEM IS AGENDA ITEM 26.

[26. 23-1434 Authorize (1) selection of the recommended most advantageous proposal submitted by The John Trube Corporation for City Solicitation BVZ22-00020444 (Request for Proposals for Transit-Oriented Development of Property Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit at the 8th & Corinth Station), most advantageous proposer of 1, and (2) the City Manager or designee to execute exclusive negotiation agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with The John Trube Corporation or an affiliate - Financing: No cost consideration to the City (Part 2 of 2)]

ITEM 26. AUTHORIZE ONE SELECTION OF THE RECOMMENDED MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY THE JOHN TROUP CORPORATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY OWNED BY DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT AT THE EIGHTH AND CURRENT STATION.

MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL OF ONE AND TWO.

THE CITY MANAGER OR DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION AGREEMENT APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY WITH THE JOHN TROUP CORPORATION OR AN AFFILIATE.

THIS ITEM WAS PULLED BY MAYOR PRO TEM ARNOLD AND COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN COUNCIL MEMBER.

THANK YOU, MADAM SECRETARY.

DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM, COULD YOU PRESENT THIS ITEM FOR US? YES, MADAM MAYOR.

I MOVE TO APPROVE ITEM 26.

IT'S BEEN MOVED IN SECOND.

ANY DISCUSSION? I DON'T HAVE ANYONE IN THE QUEUE RIGHT NOW, SO THERE'S NO DISCUSSION ON MY BEHALF.

SO IF THERE IS SEEING.

NO QUESTIONS. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

ANY OPPOSED SAY NAY.

THIS ITEM PASSES.

MADAM SECRETARY, WE'RE READY FOR THE NEXT BUSINESS ITEM FOR TODAY.

THANK YOU. AGENDA ITEM 27 AUTHORIZE ONE SELECTION OF THE RECOMMENDED MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY CERVANTEZ LLC REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR TRANSIT

[27. 23-1439 Authorize (1) selection of the recommended most advantageous proposal submitted by Servitas, LLC for City Solicitation BVZ22- 00020446 (Request for Proposals for Transit-Oriented Development of Property Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit at the Royal Lane Station), most advantageous proposer of 1, and (2) the City Manager or designee to execute an exclusive negotiation agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with Servitas, LLC, or an affiliate - Financing: No cost consideration to the City (Part 2 of 2)]

ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY OWNED BY DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT AT THE ROYAL LANE STATION.

MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL OF ONE AND TWO THE CITY MANAGER OR DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE AN EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION AGREEMENT APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY WITH CIVITAS LLC OR AN AFFILIATE.

THIS ITEM WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN.

THANK YOU. MADAM SECRETARY, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE? YES, MADAM MAYOR. IS THERE A SECOND? IT'S BEEN MOVED IN SECOND.

ANY ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION? DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM NARVAEZ.

I JUST SAID YES.

I'M NOT SURE IF THAT COUNTS.

AS I JUST WANT TO POINT OF INFORMATION.

DOES THIS COUNT AS MAKING THE PROPER MOTION OR DO I NEED TO ACTUALLY SAY THE MOTION? WE WENT A LITTLE FAST. ALL I SAID WAS YES, I HAD A MOTION MOVED TO APPROVE.

OKAY. MOVE TO APPROVE.

APPROVED. I WANT TO MOVE TO APPROVE.

ALL RIGHT. IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND APPROVED IN A SECOND.

WE'RE MOVING KIND OF QUICKLY SO WE CAN GO AHEAD AND TAKE CARE OF THE BUSINESS.

I UNDERSTAND, MADAM MAYOR.

YES. REALLY QUICKLY, THIS IS IN KOREATOWN, WHICH HAS JUST BEEN NEWLY DESIGNATED.

THE ROYAL STATION IS EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THIS AREA.

AND I'M ALSO EXCITED TO SAY THAT I'M ALREADY WORKING WITH DART AS WE'VE DESIGNATED KOREATOWN, NOT JUST HERE AT THE CITY LEVEL, BUT ALSO AT THE STATE LEVEL.

THAT DART IS ALSO WORKING TO ADD THE NAME KOREATOWN TO THE ROYAL STATION AS WELL.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. THANK YOU, DEPUTY MAYOR.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER CONVERSATIONS OR DISCUSSION AROUND THIS ITEM? SEEING NONE IN THE QUEUE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

SAME SIGN AGAINST THIS ITEM PASSES.

MADAM SECRETARY, WE PREPARE FOR THE NEXT BUSINESS ITEM FOR DISCUSSION.

THANK YOU. AGENDA ITEM 28 AUTHORIZE ONE SELECTION OF THE RECOMMENDED MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY THE JOHN TROUP CORPORATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR

[28. 23-1436 Authorize (1) selection of the recommended most advantageous proposal submitted by the John Trube Corporation for City Solicitation BVZ22-00020447 (Request for Proposals for Transit-Oriented Development of Property Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit at the Westmoreland Station), most advantageous proposer of 2, and (2) the City Manager or designee to execute an exclusive negotiation agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with John Trube Corporation, or an affiliate - Financing: No cost consideration to the City (Part 2 of 2)]

TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY OWNED BY DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT AT THE WESTMORELAND STATION.

MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL OF TWO AND TO THE CITY MANAGER OR DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE AN EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION AGREEMENT APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE

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CITY ATTORNEY WITH THE JOHN TROUP CORPORATION OR AN AFFILIATE.

THIS ITEM WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN.

THANK YOU, MADAM SECRETARY.

IS THERE A MOTION FOR APPROVAL? IS THERE A MOTION? SECOND. THE REASON I'M SAYING I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING IN THE QUEUE, SO.

COUNCIL MEMBER OKAY, THANK YOU.

IT'S BEEN MOVED BY COUNCIL MEMBER CASEY THOMAS, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER WEST COUNCIL MEMBER.

IS THERE FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM? SEEING NO NO NAMES IN THE QUEUE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED. SAME SIGN WITH NAY.

IT MOVES FORWARD.

MADAM SECRETARY, WE'RE READY FOR THE NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS.

THANK YOU. JAYNIE. ITEM 29 AUTHORIZE ONE SELECTION OF THE RECOMMENDED MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY JP MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT LLC REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR

[29. 23-1437 Authorize (1) selection of the recommended most advantageous proposal submitted by JPI Multifamily Development, LLC for City Solicitation BVZ22-00020448 (Request for Proposals for Transit-Oriented Development of Property Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit at the Lake June Station), most advantageous proposer of three; and (2) the City Manager or designee to execute an exclusive negotiation agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with JPI Multifamily Development, LLC, or an affiliate - Financing: No cost consideration to the City (Part 2 of 2)]

TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY OWNED BY DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT AT THE LATE JUNE STATION.

MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL OF THREE.

PROPOSAL OF THREE AND TO THE CITY MANAGER OR DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE AN EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION AGREEMENT APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY WITH JP MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT LLC OR AN AFFILIATE.

THIS ITEM WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN.

THANK YOU, MADAM SECRETARY.

IS THERE A MOTION TO MOVE TO APPROVE? SECOND, IT'S BEEN MOVED IN TO MOVE FOR MADE BY COUNCIL MEMBER RESENDEZ SECOND BY DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM NARVAEZ.

IS THERE FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM? SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION, NO NAMES IN THE QUEUE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? SAME SIGN THIS MATTER OF BUSINESS PASSES.

MADAM SECRETARY, WE'RE READY FOR THE NEXT ITEM.

[30. 23-1438 Authorize (1) selection of the recommended most advantageous proposal submitted by Palladium USA International, Inc for City Solicitation BVZ22-00020443 (Request for Proposals for Transit-Oriented Development of Property Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit at the Buckner Station), most advantageous proposer of 2, and (2) the City Manager or designee to execute an exclusive negotiation agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with Palladium USA International, Inc. or an affiliate -- Financing: No cost consideration to the City (Part 2 of 2)]

AN ITEM 30 AUTHORIZE ONE SELECTION OF THE RECOMMENDED MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY PALLADIUM USA INTERNATIONAL INC.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY OWNED BY DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT AT THE BUCKNER STATION.

MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROPOSAL OF TWO AND TO THE CITY MANAGER OR DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE AN EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION AGREEMENT APPROVED AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY WITH PALLADIUM USA INTERNATIONAL INC OR AN AFFILIATE.

THIS ITEM WAS PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MENDELSOHN.

THANK YOU, MADAM SECRETARY.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE MOVE TO APPROVE? SECOND, IT'S BEEN MOVED IN SECOND.

ANY DISCUSSION? NO DISCUSSION, NO NAMES IN THE QUEUE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

THOSE OPPOSED. SAME SIGN WITH NAY.

THIS ITEM PASSES.

MADAM SECRETARY. WE'RE PREPARED FOR THE NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. WE'LL NOW MOVE BACK TO YOUR ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION, BEGINNING WITH AGENDA ITEM 60 TO JAYNIE.

[62. 23-1498 Authorize (1) designating approximately 7.6 acres of property currently addressed as 2534 Royal Lane as City of Dallas Neighborhood Empowerment Zone No. 22 (“NEZ No. 22”), pursuant to Chapter 378 of the Texas Local Government Code, to promote an increase in economic development in the zone, establish boundaries for the zone, and provide for an effective date for the zone; and (2) an economic development incentive agreement with IYK Texas Corporation or an affiliate thereof (“Developer”) to include: (a) a real property tax abatement for a period of ten years in an amount equal to the City taxes assessed on ninety percent (90%) of the added taxable value of the Property; (b) a Chapter 380 economic development grant in an amount not to exceed $2,500,000.00; and (c) a Chapter 380 sales tax grant in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000.00 over ten years, all in consideration of the H MART Redevelopment and Supermarket Project (“Project”) to be situated on approximately 7.6 acres at 2534 Royal Lane (“Property”) in NEZ No. 22, in accordance with the City’s Economic Development Incentive Policy - Total not to exceed $3,500,000.00 - Financing: Public/Private Partnership Fund ($2,500,000.00) and Project Sales Tax Agreement Fund ($1,000,000.00); Estimated Revenue Foregone: $510,128.00 over a ten-year period]

ITEM 60 TO AUTHORIZE ONE DESIGNATING APPROXIMATELY 7.6 ACRES OF PROPERTY CURRENTLY ADDRESSED AT 2.534 ROYAL LANE AS CITY OF DALLAS NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT ZONE NUMBER 22.

PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 378 OF THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE TO PROMOTE AN INCREASE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE ZONE, ESTABLISHED BOUNDARIES FOR THE ZONE AND PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THE ZONE AND TO AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE AGREEMENT WITH IKE, TEXAS CORPORATION OR AN AFFILIATE THEREOF.

DEVELOPER TO A A REAL PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT FOR A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE CITY.

TAXES ASSESSED ON 90% OF THE ADDED TAXABLE VALUE OF THE PROPERTY BE A CHAPTER 380 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,500,000 AND C A CHAPTER 380 SALES TAX GRANT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1 MILLION OVER TEN YEARS, ALL IN CONSIDERATION OF THE H.

MART REDEVELOPMENT AND SUPERMARKET PROJECT PROJECT TO BE SITUATED ON APPROXIMATELY 7.6 ACRES AT 2.534 ROYAL LANE PROPERTY IN ANY Z NUMBER 22.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CITY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE POLICY TOTAL NOT TO EXCEED $3,500,000.

THIS IS YOUR ITEM, MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU, MADAM SECRETARY.

IS THERE A MOTION FOR APPROVAL? YES, MADAM MAYOR. I MOVE TO APPROVE.

IS THERE? IT'S BEEN MOVED IN SECOND.

IS THERE FURTHER DISCUSSION? DEPUTY MAYOR, YOU RECOGNIZE AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

THIS IS MARK THAT'S COMING TO THE CITY OF DALLAS.

WE HAVE SEVERAL OTHER MARKS IN THE NORTHERN SUBURBS, BUT WE DON'T HAVE ONE IN THE CITY OF DALLAS.

THIS IS GOING TO BE A GROCERY STORE THAT PREDOMINANTLY SERVES AND SELLS ASIAN GOODS, BUT IT ALSO SELLS NON-ASIAN GOODS AS WELL. I CAN TELL YOU WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT, THIS WAS A SECRET THAT I FOUND WAS THAT EVERYBODY DIDN'T REALIZE THAT YOUR ASIAN GROCERY STORE SOMETIMES ALSO SELL FOODS THAT WE TYPICALLY EAT THAT ARE NON ASIAN.

H MART WAS A PLACE THAT I WAS ABLE TO GO OUTSIDE OF THE CITY, BUT ALSO OTHER ASIAN GROCERY STORES BECAUSE I HAPPEN TO HAVE THE DISTINCT HONOR AND PRIVILEGE OF REPRESENTING

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KOREATOWN. H MART IS NOT JUST A GROCERY STORE.

H MART IS AN EXPERIENCE.

THEY HAVE OTHER STORES INSIDE OF H MART, NOT JUST THE GROCERY, BUT YOU CAN THEY TYPICALLY HAVE BANKS, SHOE STORES, HAIR SALONS, GADGET STORES, BOBA TEA, YOU NAME IT, THEY'VE GOT IT INSIDE OF THEIR STORES.

THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE UNIQUE BECAUSE THIS IS AN OLD SHOPPING CENTER THERE ON ROYAL LANE IN THE HEART OF KOREATOWN.

IT'S TOTALLY NEEDED TO BE REVAMPED.

AND THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR US TO DO THIS.

THEY'RE GOING TO BUILD A SECOND FLOOR ON TOP OF WHAT'S ALREADY THERE, AND THAT SECOND FLOOR WILL BE ALL OFFICE SPACE.

THIS IS EXCITING FOR THIS AREA AS WE'RE IN DESPERATE NEED OF OFFICE SPACE AS WELL.

INSIDE OF THE PARKING LOT WILL GET REDONE.

THERE'S AN OPENING FOR A SIDEWALK TO BECOME A TRAIL THAT WILL END UP HITTING AN AREA WHERE MORE WALKABILITY WILL BE ABLE TO BE INCREASED.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROJECT FOR ABOUT SEVEN YEARS.

I DON'T KNOW THE LAST TIME THAT THE CITY INVESTED IN KOREATOWN, BUT I KNOW THAT BY PASSING OUR RACIAL EQUITY PLAN THAT, YES, KOREANS ARE PART OF THAT RACIAL EQUITY PLAN.

AND I'M VERY EXCITED TO WELCOME H.

MART TO THE CITY OF DALLAS.

THIS MEANS THAT FOLKS THAT WANT TO SHOP AT H MART, THAT LIVE SOUTH OF ROYAL LANE, WILL NO LONGER HAVE TO DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO RICHARDSON OR ALL THE WAY TO ALLEN IN ORDER TO BUY THEIR GROCERIES.

THEIR GROCERIES.

THEY'LL BE ABLE TO STAY HERE IN THE CITY OF DALLAS, INCREASING OUR SALES TAX REVENUE AND INCREASING HUNDREDS UPON HUNDREDS OF BRAND NEW JOBS.

I'M GOING TO CLOSE BY SAYING TO THE H.

MART, FOLKS, ANYA HASEYO, WHICH MEANS HELLO IN KOREAN AND WELCOME H.

MART TO THE CITY OF DALLAS.

COLLEAGUES, PLEASE JOIN ME IN SAYING ANYA HASEYO TO THE H.

MART FAMILY AS THEY COME TO THE CITY OF DALLAS.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM.

WE WILL ACCEPT YOUR PRONUNCIATION.

AND WELCOME. WELCOME, WELCOME.

THERE IN THE QUEUE.

THEN WE WILL RECOGNIZE COUNCILWOMAN JAYNIE.

JAYNIE SCHULTZ. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

I JUST WANT TO COMMEND MY COLLEAGUE FOR REALLY LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE THE MISSION OF OUR OF OUR MAYOR OF DALLAS BECOMING TRULY AN INTERNATIONAL CITY. AND AS WE WORK ON ALL OF OUR EFFORTS TOWARD THIS, I THINK IT'S A TREMENDOUS STEP FORWARD.

AND AS YOU SAID, SEVEN YEARS OF HARD WORK.

SO I WANT TO COMMEND YOU FOR PULLING THIS OFF.

IT'S A FANTASTIC EFFORT FOR OUR CITY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

COUNCILWOMAN SCHULTZ COUNCIL MEMBER.

YOUR LIGHT STILL ON? OKAY, YOU KNOW WHAT? COUNCIL MEMBER ASKED YOU RECOGNIZE AT THIS TIME? THANK YOU, MAYOR. AND I WANT TO ALSO TAKE A MOMENT TO COMMEND MY COLLEAGUE ON ON THIS EXCITING OPPORTUNITY.

AND THIS IS REALLY AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, MAYBE 201.

RIGHT. AND IT'S WE ARE A BUSINESS FRIENDLY CITY AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO GET CREATIVE ON ON BRINGING BUSINESSES TO AREAS.

I LOVE IT THAT WE'RE TAKING AN OLD SHOPPING CENTER THAT COULD HAVE GONE INTO DECAY.

AND WE'RE ACTUALLY USING RESOURCES TO BRING AN AMENITY HERE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND I JUST WANT TO COMMEND STAFF FOR FOR YOU GUYS BEING CREATIVE AND WORKING THIS OUT.

AND WELCOME TO THE OWNERS.

ARE THEY HERE? DO WE JUST WANT TO WELCOME.

GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THOSE COMMENTS.

IS THERE ANY OTHER NAMES IN THE QUEUE? LET'S SEE HERE. COUNCIL MEMBER.

ATKINS. I JUST WANT TO THANK CHAIRMAN NARVAEZ FOR THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE IT IS AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY. YOU TALKED ABOUT JOB CREATIVITY, BUT THIS JUST DIDN'T GET DONE JUST BECAUSE THEY DECIDED TO MOVE THERE, BUT ALSO BECAUSE THE GRANTS THAT WE GET, THE 380 GRANTS, THAT ALSO BECAUSE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT ZONE.

SO THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF TOOLS IN THE TOOL BOX THAT WE HAVE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO LURE THOSE THOSE DIFFERENT BUSINESSES COME IN THERE.

AND AND I THINK THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE A REAL COMPETITIVE SALE MARKET WHEN THEY COMPARE THE SAME SALE TRACK WITH NORTH PARK.

SO YOU THINK ABOUT NORTH PORT, ALL THE SALES THERE, YOU THINK ABOUT ANOTHER VENDOR, ANOTHER DEVELOPER GOING TO COMPARE TO THAT.

SO WE NEED MORE OF THOSE SALES TAX.

THANK YOU FOR FOR CHOOSING THAT DISTRICT.

THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER AND I WILL WRAP UP BEFORE WE TAKE THE VOTE IF NO OTHER NAMES COME IN THE QUEUE TO THE OWNERS, YOU CAN TELL THE EXCITEMENT FROM AROUND THE HORSESHOE.

YOU HAVE HEARD THE APPLAUSE, WHICH WE NORMALLY DON'T HAVE AT THIS MAGNITUDE FROM THE AUDIENCE.

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SO THEY ARE EMBRACING THIS NEW OPPORTUNITY TO TO FILL A VOID.

AND SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

AND THANK YOU FOR BRINGING MAKING A DECISION TO INVEST HERE.

SO THANK YOU TO DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM.

AT THIS TIME, THERE ARE NO OTHER NAMES IN THE QUEUE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THIS ITEM SAY AYE.

ANY OPPOSED.

SO THIS ITEM HAS BEEN ACCEPTED.

IT'S BEEN PASSED. MADAM SECRETARY, WE'RE READY FOR THE NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

YOUR NEXT ITEM IS AGENDA ITEM 63.

[63. 23-1533 Authorize an economic development incentive agreement with Pegasus Park, LLC and/or an affiliate thereof (“Developer”) to include: (1) a real property tax abatement for a period of ten (10) years in an amount equal to: (a) from year (1) through year seven (7), the City’s taxes assessed on ninety percent (90%) of the added taxable value of Property; and (b) from year eight (8) through year ten (10), the City’s taxes assessed on seventy percent (70%) of the added taxable value of the Property; and (2) a Chapter 380 economic development grant in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000.00, in consideration of the Bridge Labs project at Pegasus Park (“Project”) to be situated on approximately 1.8 acres addressed as 3000 Pegasus Park Drive (“Property”) in City of Dallas Neighborhood Empowerment Zone No. 21, in accordance with the City’s Economic Development Incentive Policy - Financing: Public/Private Partnership Fund ($3,000,000.00); Estimated Revenue Foregone $4,777,716.00 over a ten-year period]

ITEM 63, AUTHORIZE AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE AGREEMENT WITH PEGASUS PARK, LLC AND OR AN AFFILIATE THEREOF.

DEVELOPER TO INCLUDE ONE A REAL PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT FOR A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO A FROM YEAR ONE TO YEAR SEVEN. THE CITY'S TAX ASSESSED ON 90% OF THE ADDED TAXABLE VALUE OF PROPERTY AND B FROM YEAR EIGHT THROUGH YEAR TEN, THE CITY TAXES ASSESSED ON 70% OF THE ADDED TAXABLE VALUE OF THE PROPERTY, AND TWO A CHAPTER 380 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3 MILLION.

IN CONSIDERATION OF THE BRIDGE LABS PROJECT AT PEGASUS PARK PROJECT TO BE SITUATED ON PROPERTY TO BE SITUATED ON APPROXIMATELY 1.8 ACRES ADDRESSED AS 3000 PEGASUS PARK DRIVE PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF DALLAS NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT ZONE NUMBER 21.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CITY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE POLICY.

THIS IS YOUR ITEM, MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU. MADAM SECRETARY.

IS THERE A MOTION ON THIS ITEM? YES, MADAM MAYOR. I MOVE APPROVAL.

SECOND BEEN MOVED. AND SECOND, IS THERE FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM? YES, MADAM MAYOR. YOU RECOGNIZE AT THIS TIME, SIR.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. THIS AREA IS PEGASUS PARK.

AND FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT AREN'T FAMILIAR WITH PEGASUS PARK, THAT'S WHERE THE OLD MOBIL BUILDING THAT HAD BEEN DARK FOR A VERY, VERY LONG TIME.

AND THANKS TO THE GENIUS OF MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND ALSO THE FUNDING FROM LYDA HILL PHILANTHROPIES, A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, WE WERE ABLE TO GRANT OPEN THIS BUILDING WITH THESE THESE LABS INSIDE THESE BRIDGE LABS.

IT'S MAINLY BIO LABS WHERE INCUBATORS ARE IN.

AND THE ORGANIZATION LITERALLY THOUGHT IT WOULD TAKE FIVE YEARS TO FILL IT AND IT GOT FILLED IN A YEAR.

THAT'S HOW BAD WE NEED THIS SPACE, THIS TYPE OF SPACE.

MADAM MAYOR, HERE IN THE CITY OF DALLAS.

SO HERE WE ARE NOW, THEY NEED TO EXPAND IN THIS AREA.

SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT COMPANIES THAT ARE MOVING FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT WANT TO BE IN THE CITY OF DALLAS IN ORDER TO DO THIS TYPE OF RESEARCH THAT THEY'RE DOING.

THEY HAVE PARTNERSHIPS WITH UT SOUTHWESTERN AND PARKLAND AND ALL OF OUR OTHER MEDICAL FACILITIES, WHICH I ALWAYS LIKE TO SAY IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST MEDICAL FACILITIES.

THE THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING INSIDE OF THESE LABS ARE CHANGING THE WORLD WHEN IT COMES TO MEDICINE AND OTHER THINGS, GROWING DIFFERENT TYPES OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND JUST IT'S JUST FASCINATING.

SO IF YOU EVER GET A CHANCE, HEAD OVER THERE AND TAKE A TOUR OF ALL THESE DIFFERENT COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS.

SO HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE ENOUGH TO GET THEM TO THAT.

THEY KEEP GOING.

THIS AREA IS WHERE WE ALSO WERE ABLE TO RELOCATE COMMUNITY BEER.

SO A WHOLE COMPOUND HAS NOW BEEN CREATED IN THIS AREA.

AND AND IT'S IGNITING THIS AREA WHERE IT USED TO BE DESOLATE AND NOT MUCH THERE.

AND NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN, NEW THINGS ARE OPENING AND NEW THINGS ARE STARTING TO HAPPEN.

AND I CAN'T BE MORE EXCITED THAN TO SEE THE WHEN YOU REALLY PUT YOUR MIND.

ASSIGNED TO AN AREA AND YOU FOCUS.

HERE WE ARE FIVE YEARS LATER FROM THE FIRST THAT WE STARTED THIS, IT'S NOW SIX YEARS LATER AND WE'RE ABLE TO CONTINUE BUILDING AND OPENING MORE OF BRIDGE LABS HERE AT PEGASUS PARK, AN AREA THAT NOBODY WAS AT AND AN AREA NOBODY WAS LOOKING INTO, AND AN AREA WHERE WE HAD THE SPACE AND AN AREA WHERE IT'S IN THE HEART OF THE CITY OF DALLAS.

WHEN YOU THINK OF ITS PROXIMITY, NOT JUST TO THE MEDICAL DISTRICT, BUT ALSO TO DALLAS LOVE FIELD AS WELL AS DFW AIRPORT, THIS IS AN AREA THAT WHEN I FIRST BECAME A COUNCIL MEMBER, I SAID IF WE WOULD FOCUS ON THIS AREA AND WE PUT A SHOW A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE TO THIS AREA, WHAT CAN HAPPEN? AND IF YOU GO AROUND THIS AREA AND YOU TOUR, YOU'LL SEE THE CHANGES ARE HAPPENING, GROWTH IS HAPPENING, AND THAT'S INCREASING OUR TAX BASE, BRINGING IN NEW JOBS, BRINGING IN BETTER JOBS AND MAKING SURE THAT THE CITY OF DALLAS PROSPERS.

AS WE MOVE FORWARD, I HOPE THAT MY COLLEAGUES WILL JOIN ME IN APPROVING THIS ITEM.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR. THANK YOU, DEPUTY MAYOR.

I DON'T SEE ANYONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE, SO WE'LL MOVE.

WE PREPARE FOR THE VOTE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THIS ITEM SAY AYE.

ANY OPPOSED SAY NAY.

THIS ITEM PASSES.

MADAM SECRETARY, WE'RE PREPARED FOR THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

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AGENDA ITEM 60 FOUR AUTHORIZE A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND ALL OTHER NECESSARY DOCUMENTS WITH VECTOR STUDIES LLC AND OR ITS AFFILIATES IN AN

[64. 23-1531 Authorize a development agreement and all other necessary documents with Vector Studies LLC and/or its affiliates in an amount not to exceed $2,308,210.00, payable from current and future Grand Park South TIF District funds, in consideration of the Legacy of Hope DFW redevelopment project on property currently addressed at 2516 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone Number Thirteen (Grand Park South TIF District) - Not to exceed $2,308,210.00 - Financing: Grand Park South TIF District Fund (subject to annual appropriations from tax increments)]

AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,308,210 PAYABLE FROM CURRENT AND FUTURE GRAND PARK SOUTH TIF DISTRICT FUNDS.

IN CONSIDERATION OF THE LEGACY OF HOPE DFW REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT ON PROPERTY PROPERTY CURRENTLY ADDRESSED AS AT 2516 MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR BOULEVARD AND TAX INCREMENT FINANCING REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER 13 GRAND PARK, SOUTH TIF DISTRICT NOT TO EXCEED $2,308,210. THIS IS YOUR ITEM, MADAM MAYOR.

MADAM SECRETARY.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

DO I HAVE A MOTION FOR THIS ITEM? MOVE TO APPROVE? IT'S BEEN MOVED AND APPROVED BY COUNCIL MEMBER BAZALDUA AND SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR PRO TEM COUNCIL MEMBER BAZALDUA.

YOU HAVE FURTHER, FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM? YES, MADAM MAYOR. YOU'RE RECOGNIZED