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UH, WE STILL

[Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission on May 18, 2023.]

ARE HAVING A FEW TECHNICAL ISSUES, BUT WE DO HAVE A FORUM AND PRESENT.

SO WE ARE GETTING READY TO START THIS MEETING.

WE DO HAVE PUBLIC SPEAKERS TODAY.

AT THIS TIME, MY COORDINATOR INTRODUCED THEM.

ALSO GIVE THE GUIDELINES AS REMINDERS, WHICH I'M SURE THEY'VE ALREADY BEEN BRIEFED ON, BUT AS A REMINDER, WE WILL GO OVER THAT AS WELL.

COMING TO US TODAY IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY REGISTERED.

AND YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK.

MADAM CHAIR? YES.

WHAT IS THE QUESTION? IT SAYS, SEE NOTE BELOW AFTER PUBLIC SPEAKERS.

OH, I SEE IT.

OKAY, I SEE LOUIS.

WE'RE READY WHEN YOU ARE PASS SPEAKER.

WE DO HAVE THREE SPEAKERS, SPEAKER, OFFICER, SAME ROLES AS OF PROPERTY FORM CONDUCT APPLICABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

ANY SPEAKERS MAKING PERSONAL IMPEDIMENT OR SLANDEROUS REMARKS SHALL BE REMOVED FROM THE SESSION OF MEETING AT THE DIRECTION OF THE CHAIR.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC GENERALLY HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK, SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE CHAIR.

TIME CLOCK WILL SIGNAL WHEN YOUR TIME HAS ELAPSED.

WHEN YOUR TIME IS UP, PLEASE ALLOW THE NEXT SPEAKER OF TURN.

PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD AND PLEASE ADDRESS YOUR COMMENTS TO THE CHAIR.

OUR SPEAKER IS ELIZABETH LONDON.

ELIZABETH, CAN YOU HEAR US? I CAN HEAR.

OKAY.

I CAN HEAR YOU.

YOU, YES.

DO YOU WANT ME TO START MY VIDEO? YES, PLEASE, MA'AM.

OKAY.

CAN YOU SEE ME? YES.

YES.

OKAY.

HI, I'M SO HONORED TO BE HERE.

UH, MY NAME IS ELIZABETH LONDON AND I AM THE FOUNDER OF CAUSE ABILITY.ORG.

CAUSE ABILITY.ORG IS A DALLAS COUNTY NONPROFIT THAT IS OFFERING $5,000 ARTIST GRANTS TO ARTISTS TO BE ABLE TO COLLABORATE WITH LOCAL NONPROFITS TO BOLSTER THEIR COMMUNITY AND, AND WORK, UH, DEVELOPING PROGRAMS, EDUCATIONAL, UM, EVENTS, THINGS THAT CAN BUILD COMMUNITY, UH, IN DALLAS.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO COME ON AND INTRODUCE MYSELF AND, YOU KNOW, LET ME LET YOU GUYS AND EVERYONE KNOW THAT WE'RE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMUNITY AND WE'RE TRYING TO UPLIFT ARTISTS.

WE ALSO HAVE A WEBSITE CALLED ART FOR YOUR CAUSE, WHERE WE HAVE ARTIST PRODUCTS ON FOR SALE AND ALL THE PROCEEDS GO TO EITHER THE ARTISTS OR THE CAUSE ABILITY ARTIST GRANTS.

SO WE'VE CREATED THIS NEW BUSINESS MODEL AND WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.

AND WE JUST WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH, UM, DALLAS CULTURAL, UH, COMMITTEE TODAY.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LETTING ME SHARE.

AND IF YOU NEED, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A SCHEDULE, AN APPOINTMENT WITH ME TO TALK, MY EMAIL IS LIZ AYC.COM.

THAT'S A F YC.COM OR INFO CAUSE ABILITY.ORG.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN, IF I CAN TAKE QUESTIONS, BUT I'M OPEN TO THAT.

UM, EITHER WAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I DON'T SEE ANY HANDS FOR QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

AND ONCE AGAIN, WHAT IS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS? LIZ L IZ AT A AS IN APPLE, F AS IN FRANK, Y AS IN YOUNG, AND C AS IN CHARLIE.COM.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH.

MAY I ASK A QUESTION? SURE.

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS LIKE? UM, DO WE HAVE TO HAVE A MEETING WITH YOU FIRST OR IS THERE A LINK THAT WE COULD, UH, SHARE OR RESEARCH BEFORE WE MEET WITH YOU? JUST WONDERING.

YES.

LET ME PUT THAT.

CAN I PUT THAT IN THE, UM, CHAT? THAT'D BE GREAT.

IF YOU EMAIL US, WE WILL ALSO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE ON THE COMMISSION RECEIVES THAT.

OKAY.

FANTASTIC.

I JUST PUT THE, THERE'S ACTUALLY A GRANT PAGE THAT EXPLAINS IT ALL.

AND SO YOU DON'T, BUT YOU CAN ALSO SET, SET UP A ZOOM CALL WITH ME THAT MY CALENDAR'S ON THE WEBSITE.

SO EITHER WAY YOU CAN GO THROUGH THE GRANT PROCESS, BUT IT'S GOOD TO, TO COLLABORATE.

YOU KNOW, I WELCOME UH, PHONE CALLS, VIDEO CALLS, WHATEVER.

MY PHONE NUMBER IS NINE SEVEN TWO NINE ZERO FOUR ONE ZERO ONE SIX SIX.

AND I'LL PUT THAT IN THE CHAT TOO.

SO I JUST, WE JUST WANNA EMPOWER ARTISTS IN DALLAS AND I THINK THAT WE ARE DOING THAT BY OFFERING THESE GRANTS.

AND THANKS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LETTING ME PRESENT.

THANK YOU.

AND IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU.

THANK YOU VOICE.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER, LOUIS, OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS DAVID LOZANO.

DAVID, ARE YOU HERE? HELLO, GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS DAVID LOZANO.

MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS DAVID KA THEATER.ORG.

I'M THE EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ACADEMY THEATER, AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, AND I WANT TO THANK MADAM CHAIR GOODSON ARTS AND CULTURE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND DR.

AND DIRECTOR PHILIPPE.

I'M HERE TO ASK THE COMMISSION TO HELP THE TWO RESIDENT THEATERS OF THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER ACADEMY THEATER AND THA DALLAS.

DALLAS CITY COUNCIL APPROVED A RESOLUTION IN DECEMBER OF 2019 TO GRANT RESIDENCY STATUS TO OUR TWO COMPANIES, BUT THE YEAR IS 2023, AND WE STILL DO NOT HAVE AN ANNUAL USE AGREEMENT THAT OUTLINES CLEAR POLICIES FOR OUR ACCESS TO THE BUILDING.

OACS CURRENT PROPOSALS FOR ACCESS ARE NOT WORKABLE.

OUR RESIDENCIES WERE MEANT TO CREATE EQUITY BETWEEN LATINO THEATER GROUPS AND HISTORICALLY WHITE LED ARTS ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF CITY ARTS BUILDINGS.

HOWEVER, THE ACCESS OFFERED TO US IS NOT EQUITABLE, NOR DO OACS PROPOSALS FOR ACCESS REPRESENT PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS LOCALLY OR NATIONALLY.

THIS PUTS THE CITY'S CURRENT STANCE AT DIRECT ODDS WITH THE PLAIN LANGUAGE OF THE RESIDENCY AGREEMENT.

THE CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION REQUIRED THE TWO COMPANIES HELP RAISE $500,000 FOR THE NEW BLACK BOX ACADEMY, RAISED 175,000 ON ITS OWN WHILE ASSISTING WITH ARREST.

WE FINISHED THE CAMPAIGN IN DECEMBER, 2020, BUT DONORS TO THE BLACK BOX STILL HAD NOT BEEN RECOGNIZED WITH THEIR NAMES ON THE BUILDING.

ONE DONOR DI KA ASKED WHAT WAS TAKING SO LONG, AND WHEN I DESCRIBED THE ACCESS ISSUES, HE SAID, WELL, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU DON'T HAVE A RESIDENCY IF YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS.

THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT OF THE RESIDENCY.

WHAT WE NEED IS SIMPLE.

WE NEED DAILY ACCESS TO THE THEATER FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

AND KEY ACCESS FOR AFTER HOURS, KEYS FOR AFTER HOURS.

WE ALSO NEED ACCESS ON HOLIDAYS LIKE ANY OTHER PROFESSIONAL RESIDENT THEATER.

IT'S THAT SIMPLE.

THE REST IS FOR THE ATTORNEYS TO WORK OUT IN THE CONTRACT.

I WAS TOLD THAT THE L CCC COULDN'T OPEN BEFORE 9:00 AM BECAUSE ONE OF THE THREE TECHNICIANS HAS TO DROP OFF HIS CHILDREN AT SCHOOL.

THERE ARE TWO OTHER TECHNICIANS AND OTHER STAFF MEMBERS WITHOUT CHILDREN AT HOME WHO CAN OPEN THE DOORS.

OAC ALSO PROPOSES THAT THE BUILDING CLOSES AT 10:00 PM FOR REHEARSALS AND 11:00 PM ON PERFORMANCE DAYS.

ANYONE WHO HAS WORKED IN THEATER KNOWS THAT THESE HOURS ARE NOT WORKABLE FROM KAMIA.

WE SIMPLY CAN'T EXECUTE OUR STRATEGIC PLAN WITH THESE LIMITATIONS.

I SHOWED THE COMMISSION WHAT A SUCCESSFUL PRODUCTION LOOKS LIKE FOR KIR DURING THE FEBRUARY COMMISSION MEETING, AND IT WAS WITH ACCESS FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

AND THE CURRENT KEY POLICY OFFERED BY THE CITY FOR US TO ENTER THE BUILDING AFTER HOURS IS ALSO JUST NOT WORKABLE.

IF THE REASON WE DON'T HAVE THE SAME ACCESS, BECAUSE WE DIDN'T RAISE AS MUCH MONEY AS THE AT AND T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER OR THE DALLAS THEATER CENTER, THEN THAT'S NOT AN ACCESS POLICY BUILT ON EQUITY.

THAT'S A POLICY BUILT ON PRIVILEGE.

I HOPE THAT YOU CAN HELP US AS THE COMMISSION MOVE FORWARD TO EQUITABLE AND ACCESSIBLE RESIDENCIES FOR OUR LATINX THEATERS AT THE LCC.

I INVITE ANY COMMISSIONER TO ASK ME QUESTIONS OR REACH OUT TO ME VIA EMAIL TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THESE CHALLENGES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

MR. LOZANO CUMMINGS? YEAH.

UM, MADAM CHAIR, SO I'M, I'M CARAM, ME IS LIAISON AND I KNOW THEY'VE HAD MS. LC, I APOLOGIZE, BUT WE CANNOT DISCUSS THIS SINCE IT WAS NOT NOTICED ON THE AGENDA.

I WAS GONNA, I WAS GONNA REQUEST, I WAS GONNA

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REQUEST IF WE COULD PUT IT ON THE AGENDA FOR NEXT NEXT MEETING TO GET A, UH, BRIEFING ON THAT.

JUST CUZ I'M, I KIND OF AM AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON, BUT I I WE HAVEN'T DISCUSSED IT HERE.

OKAY.

SO COULD WE, COULD WE ADD THAT TO OUR AGENDA? THANK YOU.

FOR NEXT MONTH.

I WOULD LIKE TO SECOND THAT.

OKAY.

AS THE LIAISON TO TERA.

ALL RIGHT.

AND I'M NOT THE LIAISON, BUT I'D LIKE TO WEIGH IN HERE.

I KNOW WE CAN'T DISCUSS IT, BUT I WANNA, I'D LIKE, I WANNA BE SURE THAT WHAT WE NEED AS A COMMISSION IS VERY CLEAR.

WE NEED A FULL BRIEFING ON WHY THIS IS EVEN COMING TO THE COMMISSION.

WHY THEY HAVE NOT, WHY, WHY O A C CAN'T RESPOND TO THESE REQUESTS.

BECAUSE, UM, AS I RECALL, UM, MR. LOZANO WAS AT OUR LAST MEETING, AND I BELIEVE THAT I'M CORRECT THAT THEY ARE FACING SOME CONTRACTUAL DEADLINES SO THAT BY THE TIME WE MEET NEXT TIME, I, I DON'T KNOW THAT IT WILL BE TOO LATE, BUT WE WON'T BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THEM IMMEDIATE HELP.

SO I KNOW THAT WE CAN'T DISCUSS IT AS POINTED OUT BY THE OFFICE, BY THE OFFICE, BUT IT IS, IT IS A MATTER OF WHAT MOST IMPORTANT TO THE CITY AND IT IS A MATTER THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED IMMEDIATELY.

AND I'M REALLY NOT QUITE SURE.

IT WASN'T JUST WHY IT WASN'T PUT ON THE AGENDA BY THE OFFICE WITHOUT A REQUEST.

SO I THANK YOU.

I WANTED TO MAKE THOSE COMMENTS.

COMMISSIONERS, YOUR COMMENTS ARE DULY NOTED.

I, I'D LIKE TO KNOW ACTUALLY WHY, WHAT TOOK SO LONG TOO, CUZ THE, THE, THE CONTRACT WAS EXECUTED QUITE A WHILE AGO.

SO I, I'M CURIOUS AS TO WHY, OKAY.

WHY THIS HAS TAKEN SO MUCH TIME.

I WOULD JUST SUGGEST THAT WE HAVE ALLOWED BE ALLOWED ANY COMMISSIONERS WHO HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS THAT THEY WON'T ASK, THAT THEY SHARE THEM WITH WHOEVER YOU TELL US TO DIRECT 'EM TO AT THE OAC SO THAT THAT BRIEFING IS FULL AND COMPLETE BECAUSE IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME IT'S BEEN BEFORE US, BUT IT HASN'T BEEN SOLVED.

YOU DIRECT YOUR QUESTIONS VIA EMAIL TO BENJAMIN TO THIS MATTER, AND WE'LL MAKE SURE IT'S ON THE AGENDA.

SAY THAT AGAIN, PLEASE.

I'M SORRY.

I WOULD BE DIRECTED TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS MATTER TO BENJAMIN SPEAK.

WE'LL ENSURE THAT IT LANDS ON OUR AGENDA FOR OUR NEXT COMMISSION MEETING AS WELL.

YOU, MA'AM, YOU'VE ALREADY GONE TWICE.

, YOU SAW ME PUT MY HAND OVER MY MOUTH.

WOULD THAT INCLUDE, UM, REQUESTING A COPY OF THE CONTRACT? WE ALSO GET THAT.

OKAY.

SEND YOUR REQUEST VIA EMAIL OKAY.

TO BENJAMIN.

OKAY.

WILL IT BE HONORED OR CAN WE GET A COPY OF THE REQUEST? WE'LL DETERMINE THE COPY WHEN HE GATHERS ALL OF THE REQUESTS.

OKAY.

MADAM CHAIR, DIRECTOR, MAY WE COPY YOU ON OUR REQUEST TO ALWAYS, UM, ANYTIME MR. ESP ESPINA, BECAUSE I THINK HE'S ALREADY BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS PROCESS AND IT'S TOLD FIFTH.

YES MA'AM.

SIR, EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS WHERE WE ARE.

IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS, SEND THEM ADDRESSED TO BENJAMIN WITH CC TO THE DIRECTOR.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

WE HAVE ONE MORE SPEAKER.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS SARAH ORONA.

HI.

HI.

CAN YOU ALL SEE ME? THERE WE GO.

CAN YOU SEE ME? HELLO? YES.

YES, YES.

HI.

ARE YOU OKAY? UM, I, I KNOW DAVID ADDRESSED THIS, BUT, UM, AS THE SECOND THEATER INVOLVED IN THIS PROCESS THAT DALLAS, I WOULD LIKE TO FORMALLY MAKE MY STATEMENT.

UM, SO THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR GOODSON AND THE ARTS AND CULTURE ADVISORY COMMISSION AND DIRECTOR LI .

MY NAME IS SARAH CARDONA.

I AM THE FORMER ARTISTIC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DRO DALLAS ANDM.

INVOLVED IN, UM, THIS PROCESS THAT DAVID ADDRESSED.

I'M CURRENTLY NOW THE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR.

WE'VE HIRED A NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AS OF FEBRUARY.

UM, IN 2019, THE CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZED OUR TWO THEATERS AS THE PROFESSIONAL LEGACY LATINX THEATERS WITH OVER 75 YEARS OF COMBINED CULTURAL SERVICE TO DALLAS AND PASSED THE RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE OUR COMPANIES WITH THE RESIDENCIES AT THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER.

ADDITIONALLY, IT WAS IMPRESSED UPON US, OUR COMPANIES, THAT WE RAISED THE $500,000 IN A CONSOLIDATED CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TO PURCHASE THE LIGHTS, SOUND AND SEATING FOR THE BLACK BOX THEATER, WHICH I WOULD NOTE, UM, IS A BENEFIT TO ALL OF THE ARTS GROUPS IN DALLAS AT THE L C C.

IN SUPPORT OF OUR RESIDENCIES, OUR RESIDENCIES WERE LEVERAGED AS A WAY OF RAISING FUNDS BY FOUNDATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL DONORS FOR A CITY FACILITY AS THEY BELIEVE THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS WOULD ENABLE US TO WORK PROFESSIONALLY WITH ACCESS IN THE L C C FOR YEARS TO COME.

THESE FUNDS WERE RAISED DURING COVID NO LESS AND TOTALED MORE THAN HALF A MILLION DOLLARS.

DURING THIS CAMPAIGN PROCESS, OAC STAFF ASSURANCES WERE MADE THAT THE RESIDENCY USE AGREEMENT WOULD BE CREATED AND IN PLACE FOR OUR THEATERS BY FALL OF 2021.

THREE YEARS LATER, THIS HAS NOT HAPPENED.

EFFECTUALLY PUTTING, EFFECTUALLY PUTTING THE CITY IN A POSITION OF A VIOLATION

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OF THE BREACH OF CONTRACT OR IN THE VERNACULAR PARLANCE, ABATE AND SWITCH.

THE ASSURANCES MADE BY THE O A C STAFF ARE RECORDED IN A LENGTHY ONLINE MEETING AND IN NUMEROUS EMAILS.

FURTHERMORE, OUR THEATER RESIDENCIES HAVE BEEN TOUTED PUBLICLY AS BOLD, UNPRECEDENTED, AND THE ONLY KINDS IN THE UNITED STATES WITH ARTS ADMINISTRATORS FROM AS FAR AS HOUSTON VISITING DALLAS TO ACCOMP TO SEE WHAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED IN TERMS OF PROGRESSIVE ARTS EQUITY.

UNFORTUNATELY, NOW THAT THE PUBLIC RELATION PURPOSES FOR THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS HAVE BEEN EXTINGUISHED, IT APPEARS IT'S A CITY'S ATTITUDE HAS SHIFTED.

IN FACT, YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU THESE TWO THEATER COMPANIES THAT WERE URGED TO SEEK MORE THAN HALF A MILLION IN FUNDING TO BENEFIT A CITY FACILITY.

AND WE'VE PROVIDED AN AVERAGE OF 16 WEEKS OF PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS, AND WE HAVE FULFILLED ALL THESE.

IT IS NOW 2023, AND THE CITY AND STAFF OF O A C HAVE NOT DELIVERED OUR USE AGREEMENT THAT CLEARLY DEFINES OUR RIGHTS AS RESIDENT COMPANIES TO WORK PROFESSIONALLY IN THE L C C SPACES.

OUR DONORS HAVE YET TO BE RECOGNIZED ON THE BUILDING AS PROMISED, AND WE HAVE HAD TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF HIRING AND RETAINING ATTORNEYS TO PROVIDE LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THIS MATTER.

THIS IS EXPENSIVE FOR OUR SMALL THEATERS, AND THE OPPOSITE OF REDUCING BARRIERS TO ACCESS AND EQUITY THAT WAS FORMALLY TOUTED SO VOCIFEROUSLY BY OAC STAFF.

OUR AGREEMENTS, UH, RESIDENCY AGREEMENTS SIGNED AND ADOPTED BY ALL PARTIES IN 2020 CLEARLY DEFINES OUR RESIDENCY AS ALLOWING ACCESS AND THE ABILITY TO WORK AS PROFESSIONAL CON COMPANIES DEFINED BY THE STANDARDS IN THE THEATER INDUSTRY.

MS. CORDONA? YES.

WE'LL HAVE TO CUT YOU OFF.

YOU I UNDERSTAND.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

SARAH AND COMMISSIONERS THE SAME HOLDS TRUE.

IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS, PLEASE SEND THEM TO BENJAMIN WITH A CC TO OUR DIRECTOR.

DO WE HAVE ANY MORE SPEAKERS? NO, THAT IS ALL CHAIRMAN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AS WE MOVE THROUGH OUR AGENDA, IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE A SHORT AGENDA, BUT AS WE LOOK AT THE, THE FEW ITEMS THAT ARE THERE, THEY COULD CAUSE US TO EXTEND OUR TIME.

SO WE'RE GONNA ASK THAT WE CAN CONVINCE OUR COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS AND THEN THAT WILL ALLOW EVERYBODY TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ON THE ISSUES.

IF THIS DOES NOT WORK, WE'RE GOING TO PLAY IT BY EAR AND LET YOU TALK.

I DO UNDERSTAND SOME OF THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE TO LEAVE.

THERE ARE OTHER EVENTS, ARTS RELATED AND PERSONAL THAT ARE GOING ON TONIGHT.

SO WE WOULD ASK YOUR PARTICIPATION IN HOLDING YOUR COMMENTS WHETHER OR NOT COMPETITIVE OR REPEAT WHAT SOMEONE ELSE HAS SAID.

THE FIRST ITEM ON OUR VOTING AGENDA IS THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE APRIL 20TH, 2020 TO RECEIVE COMMISSIONER'S MEETING.

IS THERE A MOTION? YES.

COMMISSIONER WANTS MAY WE HAVE A MOMENT JUST TO READ THEM SINCE WE JUST GOT OUT? OKAY.

SHE'S ASKED FOR TIME TO REVIEW THE AGENDA AND THE MINUTES.

COMMISSIONERS, WHAT IS YOUR PLEASURE? MADAM CHAIR? I MOVE THAT WE ACCEPT THE, UH, MEETING MINUTES AS PRESENTED.

SECOND, IT HAS BEEN MOVED.

AND SECOND THAT WE ACCEPT THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? HEARING NONE.

THE MINUTES WILL STAND APPROVED AS READ.

VOTE, NEED TO VOTE.

YOU'RE RIGHT.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

LET IT BE KNOWN IF BY RAISING YOUR HANDS.

HANDS UP IF YOU APPROVE THESE.

BE EMAIL, BE EMAIL.

MADAM CHAIR.

OKAY, THERE LOOKS LIKE I'M FROZEN OR SOMETHING'S HAPPENING.

WEIRD, BUT, UM, I, WE HAVEN'T FROZEN YOU .

OKAY.

WE HAD THOSE WHO WERE IN FAVOR TO RAISE THEIR HANDS.

NOW WE'RE GONNA ASK FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT APPROVE THE ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES, LET IT BE KNOWN BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

THE EYES HAVE IT AND MOTION IS CARRIED.

I DON'T KNOW IF THE DELAY HAS TO DO WITH THE RANSOMWARE OR WHAT.

EVERYTHING IS MOVING SLOW AND CONFUSING.

OKAY,

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THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE READING THIS.

PUBLIC COMMISSIONERS.

THANK YOU.

UH, CHAIR.

UH, THE SECOND VOTING AGENDA ITEM IS RECOMMENDATIONS.

SUPPORT OF A QUALIFIED SELECTION PANEL CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC ART, UH, SELECTION PANEL LIST.

THIS IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR PUBLIC ART PROCESS THAT'S HAVING, UH, ART ARTISTS FROM THE COMMUNITY BE A PART OF OUR REVIEW PANEL.

ONCE, YOU KNOW, WE DO THE CALL PARTIES, WE NARROW IT DOWN TO THE FEW, UM, THAT WE'D LIKE TO SEE TAKEN FORWARD AND, YOU KNOW, BROUGHT UP INTO FURTHER POTENTIAL BEFORE MAKING A FINAL SELECTION.

THERE'S A, THERE'S AN ARTIST REVIEW PANEL THAT'S A PART OF THAT PROCESS THAT GIVES US IMPORTANT FEEDBACK, UM, AND ACTUALLY VOTES ON THE PROJECTS AS THEY MOVE THROUGH THE SYSTEM.

SO WE HAVE A LIST OF ARTISTS THAT POTENTIALLY CAN SERVEE ON THOSE PANELS.

THE, THE MORE FOLKS ARE ON THAT LIFT, THE BETTER BECAUSE WE HAVE TO DO SIGNIFICANT, THE OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT TEAM FUND, OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM HAS TO DO SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF OUTREACH TO ARTISTS TO GET THEM TO JOIN.

SO THE MORE PEOPLE ON THE LIST, THE BETTER CHANCES THEY HAVE OF FULFILLING, UH, THE REQUIREMENTS THERE.

AND THE MORE DIVERSE THE SELECTION POOL IS, THE BETTER.

AND SO THESE FIVE ADDITIONAL CANDIDATES ADDRESS BOTH OF THOSE MAKING THE POOL MORE DIVERSE AND LARGER.

YOU CAN SEE SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE WHO THESE FIVE PEOPLE ARE ON THE BACK SIDE, THE VOTING AGENDA ITEM.

OKAY.

THE LISTING OF THOSE ARTISTS.

WE WILL FIND THAT IT'S JUST ON THE BACK PAGE SHEET, THE LAST PAGE OF YOUR PACKET HERE.

SO WE WERE ASKING TO ADD THESE PEOPLE TO OUR ARTIST SELECTION PANEL ROSTER.

OKAY.

AND I WILL MAKE THE MOTION IS THAT SECOND.

SECOND.

IT IS REMOVED THE SECONDMENT THAT WE ACCEPT THE FIVE PANELISTS TO BE ADDED TO THE ROSTER.

DOES EVERYBODY SEE THE NAMES AND SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THEM? ARE YOU READY FOR THE QUESTION? I YOU MADE A QUESTION.

YEAH.

QUESTION SECOND.

OH, HE SECOND IT TO? YEAH.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

LET IT BE KNOWN BY RAISING YOUR HANDS.

THOSE WHO DO NOT APPROVE RAISING YOUR HANDS.

THE AYES HAVE THE MOTION IS CARRIED.

WE'RE NOT DOWN TO THE BRIEFINGS.

AND I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE THREE, IS THAT CORRECT, BENJAMIN? YEAH.

OKAY.

FOUR.

WHAT ITEM? CULTURAL SPOTLIGHT.

ANCIENT FILM FESTIVAL OF TEXAS.

SINCE I SPEAK HERE.

OKAY.

I DON'T HAVE, THEY DIDN'T GIVE ME.

WELCOME TO OUR SPECIAL SPEAKERS FROM THE ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL.

PLEASE SHARE YOUR NAME AND YOUR TITLES AND YOUR INTRODUCTION.

MY NAME IS JOSH TYS.

I AM A GRANT WRITER AND ASSISTANT PROGRAMMER FESTIVAL.

I'M TOM SCHUBERT, I'M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DAVID CHONG.

I'M, I HELP WITH THE GRANTS AND I'M ALSO HELP WITH EDUCATION FOR ASIAN FULL .

WELCOME.

THIS IS MY FIRST TIME HERE, SO I JUST START TALKING .

SORRY ABOUT PLEASE.

WELL, FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE.

WE'RE DELIGHTED TO GET THE INVITATION.

UM, TOMMY HAS A LITTLE MORE, UH, TENURE ON THE FESTIVAL THAN I DO, AND HE HAS TOLD ME THAT HE DOESN'T RECALL.

UM, I, I THINK HAD THIS, HAD THIS HONOR BEFORE, BUT I PARDONED IF WE HAVE.

AND I, BUT I ALSO WANT THANK YOU.

WE ARE IN A, WE, WE WERE APPROVED FOR FUNDING FOR THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL AND I WANNA THANK YOU FOR THAT.

OF COURSE.

WE STILL HAVE TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON, YOU KNOW, OUR PROJECT.

UM, NEVERTHELESS, YOU KNOW, YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN A HUGE PARTNER FOR US OVER THE LAST, I'VE BEEN PART OF THE FESTIVAL FOR A FEW YEARS,

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UM, TOMMY FOR OVER A DECADE.

AND WE'VE BEEN AROUND FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

ACTUALLY THIS IS OUR 23RD YEAR, UM, OR 22ND YEAR.

BUT WE WERE, YOU KNOW, 20 2001 WAS WHEN WE WERE FOUNDED.

YES.

SO 22ND YEAR.

UM, SO IT'S BEEN A WHILE, BUT YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN PRETTY MUCH THE BACKBONE AND A LOT OF, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF, YOU KNOW, UH, NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO UTILIZE OVER THE YEARS, BUT, YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN, YOU ALL HAVE REMAINED REALLY KIND OF OUR ROCK THERE FOR ALLOWING US TO DO A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT WE WANT TO DO AT THE FESTIVAL.

AND SOME OF THOSE INCLUDE, YOU KNOW, BRINGING IN FILMERS.

YOU KNOW, SOME OF OUR BIGGEST FILMS, UM, ARE SOME OF OUR BEST FILMS AND SOME OF OUR BEST, UH, AUDIENCE TURNOUTS.

SO THE ONE, THE Q AND AS THAT WE HAVE WITH OUR FILMMAKERS.

AND THAT DOESN'T NECESSARILY, IT COULD BE A DIRECTOR.

IT COULD ALSO BE, UM, SOMEONE BEHIND THE SCENES AS WELL, OR THE ACTORS, YOU KNOW, THOSE Q AND AS, THOSE RED CARPET EVENTS, THOSE THINGS LIKE THAT THEY'RE NOT FREE TO PUT ON.

AND THE MONEY THAT YOU ALL PROVIDE TO US GOES A LONG WAY INTO ALLOWING US TO, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S MORE ALLOWS US TO RENT A THEATER FOR, YOU KNOW, BASICALLY WE, WE PRETTY MUCH USE UP HALF OF THE ANGELICA FILM, SENATOR OF DALLAS FOR, YOU KNOW, A FEW DAYS.

AND, YOU KNOW, THEY, THEY REDUCE THEIR PROGRAMMING, YOU KNOW, SO THAT'S NOT FREE, YOU KNOW, SO WE CAN'T, WE CAN'T HOLD THIS EVENT WITHOUT Y'ALL'S ASSISTANT ASSISTANCE.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THE ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF DALLAS, PRIMARILY OUR GOAL IS TO, UH, YOU KNOW, SHOW OFF THE DIVERSITY NAME, YOU KNOW, AS IS OUR NAME, YOU KNOW, THE ASIAN AMERICAN AND ASIAN CULTURES.

UM, A LOT OF PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT MIGHT JUST CATCH THEIR ASIAN FILMS THROUGH NETFLIX OR ONE OF THE OTHER STREAMING SERVICES, THEY'RE NOT GONNA SEE A LOT OF THE FILMS THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT COME ACROSS OUR PLATFORM.

YOU KNOW, IN FACT, WE ARE, YOU KNOW, IN MANY INSTANCES THE ONLY OPPORTUNITY FOR A LOT OF THESE FILMMAKERS TO GET THEIR FILMS ON SCREEN.

MM-HMM.

UM, SO, YOU KNOW, THEN, AND THIS COULD BE FIG, YOU KNOW, DOCUMENTARIANS OR, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, FILMMAKERS OF, YOU KNOW, ALL BACKGROUNDS, WOMEN, MEN, WOMEN, UM, YOU KNOW, ET CETERA.

SO I THINK, UM, IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WITHOUT THE FESTIVAL ITSELF, YOU KNOW, WE LOVE GETTING THE BIG FILMS. WE LOVE, YOU KNOW, LANDING, ONE OF THE FILM MADE ONE OF THOSE FILMS YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD ABOUT.

BUT REALLY THE THING THAT REALLY, UM, BRINGS PEOPLE IN IS THE STUFF THAT THEY HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT WHEN THEY LEAVE THE FESTIVAL AND THEY TALK ABOUT THAT FILM THAT THEY NEVER HEARD OF, UM, AND THEY OTHERWISE NEVER WOULD'VE SEEN.

UM, AND THAT, THAT'S THEIR OPPORTUNITY.

AND WHAT'S MORE, IT'S THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE FILMERS TO COME AND TALK ABOUT, UM, AND SHARE THOSE FILMS WITH US.

UM, THIS YEAR WE ARE GONNA CONTINUE OUR STUDENT SHOWCASE.

THAT'S ANOTHER FUN THING THAT WE DO.

UM, IT'S A LOT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND CO UH, COLLEGIAN STUDENTS ENTER.

UM, IT'S A COMP, IT'S, YOU KNOW, IT'S FUN CUZ THOSE KIDS DON'T HAVE, UM, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE GETTING TO COME TO A, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE LARGER THEATERS IN DALLAS AND PUT THEIR STUFF ON THE BIG SCREEN AND HAVE THEIR FAMILIES COME OUT.

AND THAT'S A FUN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM, UH, TO SEE THEIR STUFF ON THE BIG SCREEN MORE THAN JUST AN IPAD, FOR EXAMPLE.

AND, YOU KNOW, AND ALSO TALK ABOUT IT.

WE, WE GIVE AWARDS, UH, FOR THAT, UM, AS WELL.

SO, AND LAST YEAR, ONE OF OUR, PROBABLY OUR, OUR MOST ATTENDED DAY, UM, IT ACTUALLY WAS OUR MOST ATTENDED DAY, IT WAS OUR WOMEN'S SHOWCASE.

WE DEVOTED THE FINAL DAY OF OUR FESTIVAL TO THAT, UM, EVENT, WHICH HAD A RED CARPET EVENT.

IT HAD FILMMAKERS, IT HAD ACTORS AND ACTRESSES.

UM, AND IT WAS JUST A BLAST.

AND WE HAD A FANTASTIC TURNOUT, UM, THAT DAY.

AND THAT'S ALSO ANOTHER ONE OF, ALONG WITH THE STUDENT SHOWCASE.

THOSE ARE SOME OF OUR, THAT AND THE WOMEN'S SHOWCASE ARE SOME OF OUR, UM, THINGS THAT WE LOVE TO DO ON A REGULAR BASIS.

UM, IN ADDITION TO OUR OTHER STANDARD, UM, FILMS. UM, I DON'T KNOW IF TOMMY OR DAVID HAVE ANYTHING THEY WANNA ADD.

UM, UM, WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS A LONG TIME.

22 YEARS IS, IT'S NOT A SMALL AMOUNT OF TIME AND NONE OF OUR STAFF AT THAT DURING THAT TIME HAVE BEEN PAID.

WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS, UH, JUST FOR THE PURE PASSION OF IT.

UH, ALL OF THE MONEY THAT WE RECEIVE FROM ALL OF OUR SOURCES GOES DIRECTLY INTO THE FESTIVAL OR AWARDS FOR THE FILMMAKERS OR STUDENTS.

UM, AND WE'RE PRETTY EFFICIENT WITH OUR MONEY .

WE, WE DO A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF MAKING SURE TO PUT THE MONEY DIRECTLY, UH, FORWARD FACING TOWARDS OUR AUDIENCE AND THE COMMUNITY.

SPEAKING OF COMMUNITIES, WE, UH, A LOT OF FOLKS THINK OF JUST A COUPLE OF THE ASIAN COMMUNITIES THAT ARE OUT THERE.

WE TRY AND WE MAKE IT A POINT OF PRIDE TO SERVE AS MANY AS WE CAN EVERY SINGLE YEAR.

UM, YOU DON'T SEE A LOT OF FILMS FROM MALAYSIA OR FROM MONGOLIA OR NOT, UM, WHAT WAS IT? VIETNAM.

VIETNAM, YEAH.

UM, WE DON'T SEE A LOT OF THOSE FILMS COME TO AMERICA, UH, VERY OFTEN, ESPECIALLY NOT DALLAS.

AND WE'RE VERY ALWAYS VERY PROUD TO, UM, TO BRING FILMS FROM PLACES THAT, UH, A LOT OF STANDARD FILM VIEWERS MIGHT NOT HAVE EVER SEEN, WHICH IS PRETTY EXCITING.

WE CAN TO OBVIOUSLY ENGAGE WITH THOSE COMMUNITIES, BRING THOSE COMMUNITIES

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OUT, BRING THEM IN AS COMMUNITY SPONSORS.

UM, AND IT'S PRETTY EXCITING.

WE, WE ARE VERY PROUD TO, UM, SUPPORT AND CHAMPION ASIAN AND ASIAN AMERICAN FILM AND CULTURE, UM, EVERY SINGLE YEAR.

AND I WOULD ADD THAT, YOU KNOW, IN LIGHT OF SOME, YOU KNOW, CULTURAL, YOU KNOW, I'M SURE ALL OF US HAVE SEEN STUFF THAT HAPPENED IN THE NEWS.

IT WAS A VERY GREAT, IT WAS GREAT TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT, ESPECIALLY THESE LAST FEW YEARS AND, AND DEFINITELY SHOW OFF THE VIBRANCY, UH, OF THE ASIAN CULTURE IN A, IN A POSITIVE LIGHT IN A POSITIVE WAY.

I THINK IT'S LIKE A BIG DEAL HAVING AN ASIAN FILMFEST IN A CITY LIKE DALLAS.

I THINK IT REALLY KIND OF SHOWCASES THAT WE HAVE THESE EVENTS, WE HAVE THESE FESTIVALS THAT EVEN OTHER BIG CITIES DON'T EVEN HAVE.

I MEAN, WE'RE THE LARGEST FEST, UH, ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN THE SOUTHWEST.

I THINK IT'S A, A TESTAMENT TO OUR COMMUNITIES AND TO THE, THE INTEREST IN ASIAN FILM AND ASIAN CULTURE.

UM, AND THE OTHER THING THAT I WANTED TO ADD WAS, I THINK IT'S SUCH A GREAT PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THEMSELVES AS BEING ABLE TO CREATE FILMS. LIKE I THINK YOU'RE BRINGING IN PEOPLE AND SHOWCASING NOT JUST STUDENT WORK, BUT YOU'RE GETTING A CHANCE TO SEE THESE FILMMAKERS WHO MIGHT BE AT THE BEGINNING OF THEIR CAREERS OR DIFFERENT STAGES OF THEIR CAREERS AND THEY CAN, YOU CAN SEE LIKE, HEY, I CAN DO THIS TOO.

MAYBE THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I MIGHT WANT TO DO.

IT INSPIRES PEOPLE.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT FESTIVALS DO A LOT OF TIMES.

AND I THINK WE'RE DOING, I THINK WE'RE DOING THAT ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL.

SURE.

WE'LL JUST TALK YOUR EAR OFF .

YEAH.

YOU CAN TALK LIKE THIS.

YEAH.

IF Y'ALL GOT QUESTIONS, WE'RE HAPPY TO MISS.

DID YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? WHAT TIME OF YEAR IS YOUR FESTIVAL? IT'S JULY 13TH THROUGH THE 16TH THIS YEAR.

IT'S USUALLY MID-JULY.

THAT'S WHERE I SPEND MOST OF THE TIME.

UM, IT WAS THE OLD MAGNOLIA FOR A LITTLE BIT.

I BEEN AT THE ANGELICA FOR A WHILE.

UM, AND THAT'S WHERE WE'RE CURRENTLY AT.

LOVE TO HAVE Y'ALL OUT.

OH, YEAH.

YOU KNOW, WOULD LIKE TO COME HERE.

ABSOLUTELY.

WE'LL, WE'LL RESERVE, UH, THERE SEEMS TO BE LIKE 25 OF YOU.

MAYBE.

MAYBE.

WE'LL, UH, WE'LL PUT A, WE'LL PUT A, WE'LL EARMARK SOME TICKETS FOR YOU GUYS.

WE'D LOVE FOR YOU GUYS TO COME UP AND CHECK.

IT'S A LOT OF FUN.

WHAT'S YOUR EXPECTED ATTENDANCE? UM, THE EXPECTED ATTENDANCE FOR THE WEEKEND IS PROBABLY A LITTLE OVER 900 IS OUR EXPECTATION.

UM, PRE COVID LEVELS WERE ABOUT 800.

UM, THIS MOST RECENT YEAR, UH, THIS IS KIND OF OUR BIG RETURN TO A FULL FESTIVAL AT OUR ORIGINAL TIME, UM, WAS ACTUALLY THE SAME AS PRE PANDEMIC, UH, WHICH IS PRETTY GREAT.

SO WE EXPECT THAT TO THEN RISE AGAIN, UH, AT AROUND 900 FOR THE JUST THE WEEKEND.

OUR, IN THE PAST, OUR FESTIVAL'S BEEN FOR THE WHOLE WEEK.

UM, BUT JUST LIKE A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE WERE TRYING TO BE SMART ABOUT IT AND START REAL SLOW AND MAKE SURE THAT, UH, THAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS READY TO DO THIS AS MUCH AS WE'RE READY TO DO THIS.

COMMISSIONER.

IT IS MID JULY 30.

JULY 13TH TO THE 16TH.

YEAH.

THURSDAY SECOND.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? UH, I HAVE A COMMENT CHAIR HERE ON SCREEN.

UH, THIS IS DAVID SMALL AND, UH, AS MODEST AS THESE GUYS ARE, UH, I'D LIKE TO JUST CHIME IN AND, AND VOUCH FOR THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL.

UH, THESE GUYS DO TREMENDOUS WORK, UH, AND SEEING, UH, UH, SCHUBERT DOWN THERE.

UH, HE'S CERTAINLY FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HIS MOTHER PATTY SCHUBERT, UH, EDUCATOR IN FILM.

UH, AND SHE HAS DONE TREMENDOUS THINGS IN DALLAS COUNTY.

UH, AND THIS FESTIVAL, UH, LIKE I SAID, THEY'RE VERY MODEST IN THEIR COMMENTS.

THE IMPACT THEY HAVE, UH, THEY PARTNER WITH PRACTICALLY EVERY OTHER COMMUNITY HERE IN DALLAS.

UM, THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, HISPANIC COMMUNITY, UH, THE LARGER FILM COMMUNITY.

UH, THEY ARE VOLUNTEERS.

THE SAME PEOPLE THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THIS FESTIVAL.

THEY VOLUNTEER, UH, FOR OTHER FESTIVALS AND THEY DO TREMENDOUS WORK.

THEY EDUCATE STUDENTS AND THEY AT AN INCREDIBLE RATE.

UH, A LOT OF WHAT THEY DO IS FOR THE BENEFITS OF, UH, THE BENEFIT OF STUDENTS HERE IN DALLAS COUNTY.

AND I JUST WANT TO APPLAUD THESE GUYS.

IT'S A SURPRISE TO SEE THEM HERE AT THIS MEETING.

AND I, I PERSONALLY APPLAUD THEM.

THANK YOU, DAVID.

THAT'S HUMBLING.

MY MOM'S NOT DEAD YET THOUGH.

STILL GOING.

WE ALL PROBABLY SEE HER SOONER LATER.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? COMMISSIONERS? THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I APPRECIATE COMMISSIONER ILLA HAND.

JOE, I'M SORRY.

QUESTIONS GO AHEAD.

SHE SAID NO, NO.

OH, SHE WAS JUST WAVING AT US, I THINK.

OKAY.

THANK YOU GUYS.

WE'LL BE THE SAME.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

HOPE TO SEE YOU GUYS SOON.

OKAY, LET'S LOOK AT THE SECOND BRIEFING, THE 2024 CAPITAL BOND.

UH, OUR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BENJAMIN RA.

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MADAM CHAIR, I'M SORRY TO INTERRUPT.

IS THERE ANY WAY THAT STAFF COULD SEND THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ON, UM, VIRTUAL THE SAME DOCUMENTS THAT YOU PASSED OUT? OKAY, I'LL ASK STAFF THAT QUESTION.

STAFF DIRECTOR LOOKS LIKE IT.

I BELIEVE THAT'S HAPPENED.

IT'S OUT.

IT HAS HAPPENED.

YEAH.

OKAY.

HE JUST SENT THAT.

IT'S KIND, IT CAME FROM ME.

THANK YOU FORBEARING WITH US.

IT, IT WAS REPLY TO THE FRIDAY EMAIL.

SO IT SAYS RE AC, AC UPDATES AND AGENDA MATERIALS.

THANK YOU.

YOU LOOK FOR GETTING EMAIL FROM ME.

THANK YOU, MA'AM.

ALL RIGHT.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

I'M BEEN MS. ESP, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE, AND IT'S MY PLEASURE TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE AS WE BEGIN THE 2024 BOND PROCESS.

SO I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH THE SLIDES.

UM, IT'S A LOT OF INFORMATION, SO I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

SO, JUST A BRIEF OVERVIEW.

THE OFFICE OF BOND CONSTRUCTION AND MANAGEMENT, UM, OVERSEES THE BOND PROGRAM.

THE BOND PROGRAM IS SLATED HOPEFULLY FOR MAY, 2024.

EACH DEPARTMENT, UM, UH, SELECTS ITS SCORING CRITERIA WITH WHICH, WHICH MUST EQUAL EIGHT A HUNDRED POINTS.

AND UNLIKE PAST YEARS THAT WE ONLY USE TECHNICAL CRITERIA LIKE, UH, THE CONDITION OF BUILDINGS, UH, OPERATION MAINTENANCE, SUSTAINABILITY, WE'VE ACTUALLY ADDED EQUITY INTO THE 2024 BOND PROGRAM.

SO 20 POINTS WILL ACTUALLY BE FOR EQUITY AND 80 POINTS WILL BE FOR TECHNICAL CRITERIA.

ALSO, THERE'S A THIRD, UM, COMPONENT TO IT, WHICH IS CALLED AN OVERLAPPING DEPARTMENT.

PROJECTS ARE COUNTED FOR USING THE CALCULATED PERCENTAGE FACTOR INTERACTIVE MAP THAT DOES NOT APPLY TO US.

SO LET ME EXPLAIN.

UM, LET ME TRY TO EXPLAIN THAT A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

SO TWO DEPARTMENTS, SO FOR INSTANCE, TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS ARE WORKING ON A STREET PROJECT TOGETHER AT OVERLAY MAP WOULD BE REMAIN TO THAT.

SO AC DOES NOT HAVE THAT.

RIGHT NOW, THE ESTIMATED ALLOCATION FOR THE 2024 BOND IS APPROXIMATELY A LITTLE BIT OVER A MILLION DOLLARS.

SO SLIDE NUMBER FIVE, WE'LL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

I'LL BRIEFLY TALK ABOUT OUR TECHNICAL AND EQUITY CRITERIA.

SO AS I SAID, EVERY DEPARTMENT DEVELOPS TECHNICAL CRITERIA BASED ON DEPARTMENTAL NEEDS, CONCERNS, EXPERTISE.

UM, THE CRITERIA, UM, IS DEVELOPED IN TANDEM WITH THE BOND WITH THE OFFICE OF BOND AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT.

AND AS I SAID, UM, 80 POINTS ARE COME FROM A TECHNICAL SCORE.

AND THE DEPARTMENT SCORE ARE THE FAC.

OUR FACILITIES, WE HAVE 19 FACILITIES, SEVEN ARE RUN BY THE OAC AND 12, OUR PARTNER MANAGE FACILITIES.

SO WE, THE DEPARTMENT, I'M SORRY, THE DEPARTMENT IN TDO WITH ON CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT WILL DETERMINE THE PROJECT, THE SCORE FOR THE NEEDS INVENTORY, WHAT IS, AGAIN, MOVING INTO ACCOUNT, THE IMPORTANCE OF CITY DEPARTMENT'S, INTERCONNECTIVITY AND WORKING TOGETHER.

WE'RE ACTUALLY WORKING WITH THE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.

AS WE MOVE INTO THE 21ST CENTURY, WE REALLY HAVE TO THINK ABOUT OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT ON OUR EARTH.

WE HAVE TO START THINKING ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY, HOW, HOW TO BE MORE COST EFFICIENT, AND THEN A SENSE ALSO HOW TO, HOW DOES SAFETY FIT INTO WITHIN OUR CCAP GOALS, WHICH ARE PART OF OUR GOALS FOR OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY.

NOW, THIS IS WHERE I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR US, AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN DALLAS TAKING A LEAD ON THIS IS WITH EQUITY CRITERIA.

10 POINTS OF EQUITY WILL BE BASED ON AN EQUITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT SCORE.

AND I'LL COVER THAT IN THE NEXT SLIDE.

IN A MINUTE.

10 POINTS WILL BE FOR EQUITY, WHICH ARE, WHICH WE ARE WORKING ON WITH THE OFFICE OF EQUITY INCLUSION BASED OFF DALLAS'S CULTURAL PLAN AND THE RACIAL EQUITY PLAN.

SLIDE SIX BRIEFLY.

THIS IS THE EQUITY IMPACT, UM, MAP.

SO WHAT IT IS, IS THE EQUITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT SCORE.

IT'S UP TO FIVE POINTS.

SO THIS MAP SHOWING NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HAVE NOT HAD ACCESS OR HISTORICALLY HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY UNDERPRIVILEGED COMMUNITIES OR LOW INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS, OR WHO HAVE LA WHO HAVE, WHO HAVE NOT HAD ACCESS TO.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THERE'S STILL NEIGHBORHOODS THAT DO NOT HAVE RUNNING WATER.

IN DALLAS, THE OFFICE OF EQUITY INCLUSION WORK WITH PUBLIC WORKS, WORK WITH TRANSPORTATION AND THE OFFICE OF PRODUCT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TO MAKE THIS MAP AS REALISTIC AS POSSIBLE AND TO TARGET STRATEGICALLY WITH THE BOND EQUITY.

UM, THIS SCORING.

SO THIS, UH, THE ENTIRE CITY IS GIVING A, A RANKING BETWEEN ONE AND FIVE, AND THEN THAT SCORE IS MULTIPLIED BY TWO OR 10 EQUITY GROUPS.

GOING ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE, UM, SLIDE SEVEN AND EIGHT I FIND VERY FASCINATING AND I ENCOURAGE YOU TO LOOK AT BOTH SLIDES AS I TALK ABOUT THEM.

SO AS WE TALK ABOUT THE DALLAS CULTURAL PLAN, UH, STRATEGY NUMBER 20 UNDER SUSTAINABLE ARTS ECOSYSTEM, UM, STATED THE FOLLOWING,

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THE CITY WILL SUSTAINABLY FUND DEFERRED MAINTENANCE AND PROACTIVE FUND, SORRY, SUSTAINABLY FUND DEFERRED AND PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE FOR CITY-OWNED CULTURAL FACILITIES.

TAKING THAT INTO CONSIDERATION, OUR ANNUAL CULTURAL FACILITY MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION IS APPROXIMATELY A MILLION DOLLARS.

THE APPRAISAL VALUE OF OUR 19 CULTURAL FACILITIES IS $535 MILLION.

I'LL JUST LET THAT SIT IN FOR A SECOND.

FROM 1998 TO 2017, THE OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE THROUGH, UH, THE FIVE, THE LAST FIVE BOND PROGRAMS RECEIVED APPROXIMATELY 114 MILLION.

WHAT I DID IS I CALCULATED THAT 114 MILLION IN 1995 IS APPROXIMATELY ALMOST 200 MILLION BY 2020 $2.

SO YOU CAN STILL SEE IF YOU LOOK AT THE APPRAISAL VALUE OF OUR FACILITIES VERSUS WHAT WE HAVE RECEIVED IN THE BOND PROGRAM, THAT IT IS MINUSCULE.

AND SO THE AVERAGE THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED IN THESE LAST FIVE BOND PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN, HAVE BEEN BETWEEN ONE AND A HALF PERCENT, 5%.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE RED LINE, IT SAYS ZERO.

MOVING ON TO SLIDE NUMBER EIGHT, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT BY AND LARGE BOND PROGRAMS ARE USED TO FUND DEFERRED PAYMENTS, BUT WE ALSO DO CONSTRUCT NEW FACILITIES.

SO IN 2003 AND SIX, UM, APPROXIMATELY, UH, COMBINED TOTAL OF 65 MILLION WAS SET ASIDE FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION, WHICH INCLUDED THE MOODY PER BACK THEN CITY PERFORMANCE HALL.

NOW THE MOODY PERFORMANCE HALL AND THE CITY'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE AT T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.

UM, AND WE'LL TURN TO SLIDE NUMBER NINE.

I THINK IT'S VERY EXCITING.

UM, AS PART OF THE BOND PROCESS, WE ARE A PUBLIC ENTITY AND ENGAGEMENT WITH OUR RESIDENTS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

SO, UH, THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL HAVE APPOINTED, UH, COMMUNITY BOND TASK FORCE.

THE MEMBERS ARE HERE.

UM, THE CHAIR OF THE MAIN, UH, THE COMMUNITY BOND TASK FORCE IS ARVAL, WHO'S ALSO THE PRESIDENT OF THE PARK AND RECREATION BOARD.

AND WE O O A C ALONG WITH LIBRARIES, UH, POLICE AND FIRE AND CITY FACILITIES, UM, FALL UNDER WHAT'S CALLED UH, THE CRITICAL FACILITY SUBCOMMITTEE.

THE CHAIR IS JEN, JENNIFER SAK GATES, WHO IS FORMERLY, UM, A COUNCIL MEMBER FOR DISTRICT 13.

AND I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT WE HAVE SEVERAL, UH, VERY STRONG ARTS SUPPORTERS ON OUR CRITICAL SUBCOMMITTEE, INCLUDING ELNER, OGAR AND BRU.

BRUCE ALLEN RICHARDSON.

AND THEN IT WILL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

TO ME, THIS IS ACTUALLY WHERE I FEEL THAT WE ARE MOVING IN A POSITIVE FORCE AS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE.

SO THIS SLIDE MAY BE A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO READ AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO ASK THE QUESTIONS.

THE FIRST COLUMN IS, WHAT IS THE OVERALL NEEDS INVENTORY? THAT IS WHAT EVERY CITY DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING THE OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE HAS SUBMITTED AS TO WHAT WE NEED AND WHAT OUR FACILITIES NEED IN DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.

THE SECOND COLUMN WAS BACK IN NOVEMBER, CITY COUNCIL WAS INITIALLY BRIEFED ON THE 2024 BOND PROGRAM.

AND THAT WAS A FIGURE THAT THEY HAD FOR CULTURAL FACILITIES AT 15 MILLION.

I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU AND OUR EXTERNAL PARTNERS AND ALSO INTERNALLY WORKING WITH THE BOND OFFICE AND BUILDING SERVICES TO IDENTIFY THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURAL FACILITIES.

AND NOW STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION TO OUR CITY COUNCIL YESTERDAY WAS THAT WE, THAT OUR ALLOCATION INCREASED TO A TOTAL OF $40 MILLION.

SO, AND SO FOR NEXT STEPS, UM, WE HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN ASKED BY CHAIRMAN, UM, ADAM BA, ADAM BA WILL DO IT TO GIVE A PRESENTATION SOLELY ON, UH, CULTURAL FACILITIES NEEDS.

UM, ON JUNE, ON JUNE 12TH, 2023.

SO I LOOK FORWARD TO, IF YOU CAN BE THERE IN PERSON, IT'S AT 9:00 AM IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

AND THEN WE'LL HAVE A SERIES OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT MEETINGS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER.

THERE WILL BE ENGAGEMENT MEETINGS FROM THE BOND COMMUNITY TASK FORCE, BUT I ALSO FEEL THAT'S IMPORTANT SINCE WE HAVE 19 FACILITIES THAT WE ENGAGE OUR PARTNERS THAT USE THESE FACILITIES AS PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT.

AND REMEMBER, ENGAGEMENT IS ONE OF OUR FIVE VALUES OF THE CITY.

AND THEN LASTLY, MARTINA AND I WILL MAKE A PRESENTATION TO THE CRITICAL FACILITY SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNITY BOND TASK FORCE ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 15TH, 2023.

AND WE HOPE THAT YOU CAN BE HERE.

AND THAT IS MY BRIEF OKAY.

PERMISSION.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS MR. MEL? YES.

THANK YOU.

OF THE NEED INVENTORY ON PAGE 10, 120 MILLION 8 37.

IS THERE ANY NEW CONSTRUCTION? NO NEW CONSTRUCTION.

OKAY.

THE 40 MILLION, IF I MAY

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MY POINT, UM, WE WERE ASKED BY OUR ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER OF ROBERT BEDES THAT MOST CRITICAL FACILITIES, UM, LIBRARIES OURSELVES, UNLESS IT'S IN DIRE, NEED TO NOT BUILD NEW BUILDINGS.

CAUSE THE CITY CANNOT SUSTAIN THE NUMBER OF BUILDINGS THAT IT HAS.

SORRY.

SO, SO MY QUESTION IS, IF WE'RE ALL ABOUT EQUITY AND O C THREE IS IN A STRIP CENTER, EVEN THOUGH IT'S OWNED BY THE CITY, WHEN IS IT GOING TO BE BUILT AS ITS OWN OAK CLIFF AS ITS OWN CULTURAL CENTER TO FALL IN LINE WITH THE OTHERS CULTURAL CENTERS? UM, WE HAVE, UH, WE DO HAVE, WE HAVE A LI WE HAVE A LIST OF THE NEEDS I INVENTORY FOR EACH CULTURAL FACILITY THAT, UM, BIGGER HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE OFFICE OF BOND AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT.

I, AS THIS, AS THIS BODY HAS EXPRESSED SEVERAL TIMES FOR US TO HAVE THE NEED OF FOR ACCURATE FIGURES.

SO I WILL BE HAPPY TO SHARE THOSE FIGURES ONCE WE RECEIVE THEM BACK FROM THE OFFICE OF BOND CONSTRUCTION AND MANAGEMENT.

REGARDING, UM, EACH FACILITY, OAK CLIFF CULTURAL CENTER IS A SMALLER STOREFRONT FACILITY AS YOU POINTED OUT.

UM, I BELIEVE I WAS ON THE EMAIL CHAIN WITH YOU AND AT THIS POINT IT IS A BIT, UM, WE'RE A LITTLE BIT LATE IN THE GAME TO TRY TO, UM, ADDED TO THE NEEDS INVENTORY, A LARGER FACILITY OR SPACE FOR THE CLIFF CULTURAL CENTER.

SO THEN WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO TO, TO MAKE IT HAPPEN? WE ADD IT TO THE 2 20 28 NEEDS INVENTORY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONERS, I'M GONNA ASK THAT IN ORDER TO ALLOW FOR EVERYBODY TO HAVE A CHANCE TO ASK THEIR QUESTIONS, LET'S LIMIT OUR COMMENTS AS WE GO AROUND THE FIRST TIME SO EVERYONE WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

I'D LIKE TO ADD SOMETHING TO THAT.

AS A PERSON IN PLEASANT GROVE, I PROBABLY USE THE O C THREE MORE THAN I USE ANY OTHER FACILITIES.

SO IT'S NOT JUST OAKLAND THAT HIS DISTRICT HAS BENEFITING FROM CHAIR HOW PERFORM THERE AND HAVE THE, THE ARMS THAT I SUPPORT THERE ALMOST AS MUCH AS THE LCC, IF NOT MORE.

I FEEL LIKE JUST WANNA SUPPORT.

OKAY.

LOUIS AND ANNE MARIE HELP ME MONITOR ON THE TABLE.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON WHERE WE ARE NOW? WE JUST HAVE A REALLY EASY QUICKBOOK.

WHAT TIME IS THAT? UH, PRESENTATION OF THE QUALITY OF LIFE ON JUNE 12TH, NINE EIGHT.

AND IT WILL BE BROUGHT AS SLIDE AS LONG AS WHERE IT HAS LONG PASSED.

YEAH, AUGUST 15TH AS WELL.

IS THERE A TIME FOR THAT ONE? OH, THE AUGUST 15TH IS, I BELIEVE IS AT 6:30 PM BUT WE'LL GET THAT OUT AS ONE OF THE HANDOUTS THAT WE'LL BE SENDING OUT THIS FRIDAY IS, UM, THE 2024 COMMUNITY BOND TASK FORCE, UM, BROCHURE.

SO LET ME PUT THAT ON THE TO-DO LIST BEFORE I FORGET.

OKAY.

LOUIS, WHICH DIRECTION YOU WANT ME TO GO TO? ACKNOWLEDGE HANDS? UH, COMMISSIONER .

THAT'S ZILLOW.

HI.

YEAH, SO I HAVE UM, A QUESTION ON SLIDE SIX.

WHAT DO THE COLORS, UM, ON THE MAP INDICATE? THE COLORS ON THE MAP? UM, DEPENDING ON THE, THE DARKER COLORS I BELIEVE IS WHERE THERE ARE LESS CITY SERVICES.

SO AGAIN, IT'S A MAP THAT WAS DEVELOPED WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN A LACK OF CITY SERVICES.

I CAN GET YOU THE PRECISE COLOR NUMBERS.

THIS MAP WAS DEVELOPED BY, AS I SAID, THE OFFICE OF BOND AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT WITH THE OFFICE OF EQUITY INCLUSION.

ALSO WORKING WITH UM, DATA BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE INTELLIGENCE.

YEAH, BECAUSE IT SHOWS DISTRICT 12 IS BEING ALL WHITE ALMOST AND WE HARDLY HAVE ANY CITY SERVICES.

WE'RE ONE OF THE LAST DISTRICTS TO BE FORMED.

SO THAT'S WHY I WAS, I WAS CURIOUS.

I WILL GET BACK TO YOU.

I KNOW THERE WAS A LOT OF QUESTIONS AT THE LONG AT THE LAST BOND BRIEFING, UM, AT THE OFFICE OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION, WHICH I'LL BE HAPPY TO INVITE FOR THE NEXT BOND BRIEFING.

CAN EXPLAIN THE MAP MUCH BETTER THAN I CAN.

NEXT.

NEXT QUESTION.

COMMISSIONER WEINSTEIN QUESTION WAS ANSWERED.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

I BELIEVE HAD HIS HAND UP NEXT.

I WAS ACTUALLY JUST CURIOUS ABOUT THE UM, THE NEXT PHASE FOR THE MOODY, CUZ I KNOW THERE WAS SOME STUFF PLANNED BACK WAY BACK WHEN IT WAS BUILT.

UM, AND IT INCLUDED SOME FACILITIES THAT WERE SMALLER THAT MIGHT WORK BETTER FOR SOME OF OUR SMALLER GROUPS.

IS THERE ANY KIND OF UPDATE ON, I THINK RUSSELL DYER CAN ANSWER THAT QUESTION BETTER THAN I CAN, BUT I THINK THAT THEY MAY HAVE BEEN EARLY DESIGN DEVELOPMENT.

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WAIT TILL THE ANSWER THAT CUZ IT WAS, THAT WAS FROM THE 2006 PO.

SURE.

I'M RUSSELL ER, I'M THE SENIOR MANAGER OF CULTURAL VENUES FOR THOSE.

IF YOU ABOUT ME AND I'LL BE BACK UP HERE IN JUST A SECOND.

UM, WHEN IT COMES TO THE MONEY PERFORMANCE HALL, UH, THE, AS WE KNOW THE INITIAL DESIGN WAS THERE WAS A FULL BUILD OUT THAT INCLUDED TWO BLACK BOX THEATERS ON ONE SIDE AND THEN ON THE OTHER SIDE THERE WAS SOME ANCILLARY SPACES, DANCE STUDIOS, UH, THINGS LIKE THAT.

UH, SO IN THE INITIAL, WHEN THAT INITIAL PROJECTION CAME BACK IN 2006, 2008, IT WAS AROUND 84 MILLION GE HAD TO HAPPEN.

VALUE ENGINEERING CUT IN HALF.

BASICALLY IT WAS DECIDED TO GO WITH THE MAIN HALL.

SO SINCE THAT TIME THERE'S BEEN NO FURTHER DESIGN OF THOSE.

SO YOU'RE REALLY TALKING ABOUT A SORT OF INITIAL DESIGN SCAPE.

UM, AND THEN OF COURSE PHASE, WE CALL IT PHASE TWO, WHICH WE STILL ARE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT.

BUT AGAIN, UM, SORT OF REFERENCING WHAT BENJAMIN WAS ALLUDING TO BEFORE, FROM WHAT WE UNDERSTAND WHAT THE BOND PACKAGE IS COMING UP, UH, NEW BUILDINGS ARE NOT THE PRIORITY.

THIS WOULD CERTAINLY BE A NEW BUILD, BUT, UH, I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT TO LOOK AT PUTTING THAT IN FUTURE BONDS.

SO IT'S STILL KIND OF ON THE, ON THE, THE PLATE FOR INSTANCE IS FOR YES.

SO I MEAN MUCH LIKE I, I THINK I COULD RELATE IT VERY EASILY TO THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER AND THE BLACK BOX THEATER THAT WAS BUILT, THAT WAS A TWO PHASE APPROACH AS WELL.

SO THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER AND IT WAS HOW LONG BEFORE THE BLACK BOX WAS? 12? 18 YEARS.

18 YEARS.

WE'VE HAD OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, SO WE'RE GETTING CLOSE ACTUALLY.

SO I JUST THINK HAVING FACILITIES THAT THE CITY OWNS THAT ARE, THAT WORK WELL FOR SMALLER GROUPS.

CUZ THE MOODY IS CERTAINLY SMALLER THAN THE MYERSON, BUT IT'S STILL WAY TOO LARGE FOR SOME GROUPS THAT, THAT DON'T NEED THAT EVEN THAT BIG OF A SPACE AND WE DON'T REALLY HAVE ANYTHING ABSOLUTELY THAT WORKS FOR THAT SIZE GROUP.

AND WITH THE EQUITY, WE'RE TRYING TO BRING THOSE SMALLER GROUPS AND INTO IT AND IF, IF THE CITY OWNS SOME FACILITIES THAT WOULD BE USABLE FOR THEM, IT'D BE NICE.

SO JUST HOPEFULLY WE, WE KEEP THAT ON OUR PLATE.

FUTURE BONDS MENTION OUR ARTICLE.

I'M SORRY, IN TERMS OF A LIST OF PRIORITIES, HAVE THAT, HAS THAT BEEN CREATED? WE ARE.

SO WHAT'S NUMBER ONE? UM, NO GOING.

WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF DOING THAT.

UM, UM, THE OFFICE OF BOND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, JUST BRIEF CITY COUNCIL AND THERE WERE A LOT OF QUESTIONS AS TO WHAT SHOULD BE THE TOP PRIORITY FOR TECHNICAL CRITERIA FOR EQUITY CRITERIA.

IT'S THE EQUITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT MATH, AND THEN EACH DEPARTMENT DEVELOPS, DEVELOPS ITS OWN EQUITY CRITERIA.

UM, GOING BACK TO YOUR QUESTION RIGHT NOW, THE CONSENSUS IS THAT OBVIOUSLY SINCE WE'RE LOOKING AT DEFERRED MAINTENANCE, UM, THE AGE OF THE BUILDING REALLY IS PROBABLY THE TOP PRIORITY, UM, UNDER MAJOR.

SO IT DEPENDS HOW OLD THE BUILDING IS AND IF THAT HAS LEAKING IN IT.

RIGHT NOW.

FOR INSTANCE, THE KLE HUMPHREYS WAS BUILT IN 1959 AND THE LAST TIME THE CITY PUT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT OF, UH, DOLLARS OR BOND MONEY UNTIL IT WAS 1989.

SO IT'S BEEN 35 YEARS SINCE THE KLE HAS ACTUALLY HAD ANY, ANY SORT OF MAJOR DEFERRED MAINTENANCE TO IT MEANS.

AND THE CONDITION OF THE OAK CLIFF CULTURAL CENTER, THE CONDITION OF THE OAK CLIFF CULTURAL CENTER IS CONSIDERED A RELATIVELY NEW BUILD, WHICH WOULD BE FIVE TO 10 YEARS.

IT WAS REFURBISHED IN 2009.

SO THAT'S CONDITION TWO AND THE R SQUIGGLY LINES ON THE MAP.

YES.

WHICH RED SQUIGGLY I WILL HAVE TO GET BACK TO THE, STILL NEEDS TO BE I WILL, I WILL HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? WE GO , JUST NO PERMISSION, RIGHT? WHEN YOU SEND US THE MAP, COULD YOU SEND US A BIGGER, LIKE A WHOLE PAGE? BE HAPPY TO, I'M SURPRISED THAT ALL OF YOU GUYS CAN SEE THIS.

I CAN'T TELL WHERE THE DISTRICT ARE SO WE CAN HAVE A, A GOOD SIZE ONE.

IS THAT YOUR COMMENT? THAT'S IT.

SO, UM, OH, HAS JOE ASKED A QUESTION YET? I, OKAY.

UM, SO O C THREE, IT'S NOT, IT'S NOT A NEW BUILD AS AN IDEA, BUT IT'S THE OLD PERMIT OFFICE ON JEFFERSON, SO MAYBE THAT COULD GO UNDER THE RADAR.

UM, 120 MILLION AGAIN, THE NEEDS INVENTORY.

CAN WE GET A LIST OF THAT? YES.

ONCE AGAIN I, FOR THE SAKE OF ACCURACY MM-HMM.

, WE'VE HEARD FROM THIS BODY THAT WE WANT TO HAVE ACCURATE FIGURES.

WE HAVE SUBMITTED OUR ESTIMATES.

SO FOR OAC FACILITIES, WE, WE WORKED WITH BUILDING SERVICES TO COME UP WITH ESTIMATES FOR OUR DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.

OUR PARTNER MANAGED FACILITIES FROM THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF TO DALLAS BLACK DANCE AND THE HISTORIC MORE THAN Y M C

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A, THEY WENT WITH THIRD PARTY VENDORS.

SO MEANWHILE, I HATE TO MAKE IT SOUND SO SIMPLE, BUT THE BOND OFFICE IS SCRUBBING THE FIGURES TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE ACCURATE AND ALSO, UM, INCLUDE, TO BE HONEST, A COST ESCALATION BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THESE PROJECTS WON'T GO INTO PRO INTO CONSTRUCTION UNTIL PROBABLY 2026.

SO IT'S NOT A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD HOW Y'ALL CAME UP WITH THIS NUMBER.

UH, YEAH, WE, WE HAVE THE FIGURES TO THE BOND OFFICE AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO SHARE THOSE AS SOON AS THEY GET THE BOND OFFICE HAS FINISHED LOOKING AT THE FIGURES.

OKAY.

OH, THERE OTHER QUESTION.

ANYBODY ELSE YOU WANNA TELL US BENJAMIN? NO, THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS ADVOCATED BECAUSE JUMPING FROM 15 MILLION TO $40 MILLION.

YES, I THINK GREAT.

AND THEY'RE MAYBE, I KNOW THAT THE FACILITIES WOULD DEFINITELY USE THE PATIENTS.

AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

RUSSELL D ARE YOU READY TO COME AND TALK ABOUT THE SUMMER KIDS? YOU BROTHER? I TOLD YOU I'D BE BACK.

UM, OKAY.

HELLO EVERYBODY.

I JUST WANTED TO TAKE 30 SECONDS.

UM, KNOW THE ROOM'S QUIET, SO I'LL BE A LITTLE LAUGH.

I TO KNOW YOU LIKE 30 SECONDS BECAUSE THE LAST MEETING, AT THE LAST COMMISSION MEETING, YOU ALL WERE VERY KIND AND, UM, HAD SOME KIND WORDS TO SAY ABOUT ME AND THE COMMUNITY ARTS DIVISION.

SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THAT.

IN ADDITION, I WANTED TO SAY I WORK WITH TWO LADIES WHO ARE, UM, REALLY, REALLY AWESOME, BUT THEY'RE TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES, BUT I WANNA RECOGNIZE THEM ANYWAY.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE WATCHING ELIZABETH SIERRA ST.

LEON AND JILLIAN GTA.

THEY MAKE MY JOB SO MUCH, SO MUCH EASIER.

SO WHEN YOU GIVE ACCOLADES TO THE, UM, COMMUNITY ARTS DIVISION, I JUST WANNA LET YOU KNOW IT'S NOT JUST RONDA.

WE HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT WORK AND THEY HAVE HELPED YOU IN THE PAST.

I KNOW YOU'VE TALKED TO THEM, SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT'S MY LITTLE LET'S GET TO BUSINESS .

EXCELLENT.

SO WE'RE HERE TO TALK ABOUT, UM, SOME OF THE SUMMER PROGRAMMING THAT WE'VE GOT AND, UH, I'LL START OFF WITH THE SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMMING AT THE CULTURAL CENTERS, AND THEN WE'LL TAKE OVER FROM SOME OF THE COMMUNITY ARTS.

SO, UM, STARTING ON THE FIRST SLIDE, YOU CAN SEE AT THE SOUTH DALLAS CULTURAL CENTER, THEY'VE, UH, ARE WORKING IN THEIR SECOND YEAR WITH, UH, RAISE YOUR VOICE, UH, DOING SUMMER CAMPS THERE, UM, JUNE 5TH THROUGH THE 30TH.

AND THEN THESE CAMPS ARE, UH, AGAIN FROM 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM SERVING, UH, STUDENTS IN AN AGE RANGE OF, UH, EIGHT YEARS OLD, 15 YEARS OLD.

THEN YOU CAN SEE THAT THEIR, OBVIOUSLY THEIR CURRICULUM IS VISUAL PERFORMING ARTS WITH A FOCUS ON THE AFRICAN DIASPORA.

AND, UM, YOU'LL, THESE ARE THE, THE SAME STUDENTS IN THE SAME CAMPERS THAT GO THROUGH THIS SAME FOR THIS ENTIRE, UH, LENGTH OF THE CAMP.

UH, AND LET'S SEE, LAST YEAR THEY HAD, UH, MAXED ABOUT A 40 AND THEY WERE ABLE TO MAX THAT AMOUNT OF STUDENTS.

THIS YEAR THEY'RE GONNA BE 50 AND EXPECT TO BE MAXED ON THAT AS WELL.

SO THAT'S, UH, THAT'S A GREAT, UH, PROGRAM.

WE'LL MOVE ON.

ALSO, SOUTH DALLAS IS THE, THE GENERAL MANAGER THERE IS JOHN RIGGINS WHO'S DOING AN INCREDIBLE JOB.

AND THEN ALSO, UM, BUSY WITH, UH, WANTING CRAFT HOUSE AS WELL.

MOVING ON TO THE OAK CLIFF CULTURAL CENTER WHERE RAFAEL TOMORROW IS THE GENERAL MANAGER OVER THERE.

UM, ONCE AGAIN, SCHOOL OF YES, WITH CONNO AT THE OTHER COMPANY, UH, IS DOING THEIR SUMMER CAMP OVER THERE, OBVIOUSLY, SAY JUNE 15TH.

JULY 14.

UM, AGAIN, ANOTHER FOUR WEEK LONG PROGRAM, AGES SEVEN TO 18 OVER HERE.

THEY, THEY SPLIT IT UP A LITTLE BIT.

SO THE AGE, UM, THEY SORT OF SPLIT IT IN, IN, THEY'VE GOT SEVEN TO 10, THEY'VE GOT 25 KIDS.

WHEN WE GET TO THE 11 TO 14 YEAR OLDS, THEY'VE GOT ANOTHER 25 KIDS.

AND THEN, UH, THE 15 TO 18 YEAR OLDS ARE, HAVE MORE OF A, THEY'VE GOT A LITTLE BIT ON TOP OF THE CURRICULUM THAT ALL THE OTHER KIDS ARE DOING.

THEY ALSO HAVE ADDED A LITTLE BIT OF A LEADERSHIP AND ALSO A FILM PHOTOGRAPHY ELEMENT TO THAT SO THAT, THAT GIVES THOSE, UH, THE SORT OF TEENAGERS A LITTLE BIT, UH, OF A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE THAN THE REST OF THE KIDS.

YOU CAN SEE THAT IT'S, UH, IN MUSIC, DANCE, THEATER, VISUAL ARTS.

UM, AND THEN AS I TOUCHED ON, UH, FILM PHOTOGRAPHY AND THEN THERE IS A, A CULMINATING EVENT IN THE GALLERY THERE.

WELL MOVE ON TO THE BATHHOUSE

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CULTURAL CENTER.

JESSICA ZOS, THE GENERAL MANAGER OVER THERE.

UM, AGAIN, THIS IS GONNA BE OUT LOUD.

DALLAS IS GONNA BE THE ONE OF THEIR CAMP PROVIDERS THEY'RE USING.

THEY'RE IN THEIR SECOND YEAR OF DOING CAMPS AT THE BATHHOUSE.

UM, JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW, ALL OF OUR CAMPS, THEY DID RETURN, THIS WILL BE THE SECOND SUMMER.

SO WE DID HAVE SUMMER CAMPS LAST YEAR.

OBVIOUSLY BEFORE THAT, UH, PANDEMIC HAD HAD CLOSED THE CAMPS DOWN.

SO, UH, THIS IS A THREE WEEK PROGRAM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, NINE TO FIVE.

UH, THIS WILL BE ABOUT 18 TO 20 KIDS.

AND AGAIN, SAME KIDS THROUGH THE WHOLE PROGRAM.

YOU HAVE CLASSES THAT ARE ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF EACH, MULTIDISCIPLINARY SORT OF ALL OVER THE BUILDING, IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH THE BATHHOUSE AT ALL.

SO THERE'S THE THEATER AND THE GALLERIES AND, YOU KNOW, SO THEY'LL, THEY'LL, THEY MAKE USE OF THE ENTIRE SPACE AND THEY, AND AGAIN, THEY HAVE A, A CULMINATING EVENT ON JUNE 30TH.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER.

SO, UH, OUT, YOU'LL NOTICE OUT LOUD DALLAS THERE IS IS THERE TOO, BUT THESE ARE DIFFERENT DATES.

SO IT'S NOT LIKE THEY'RE TRYING TO RUN TWO CAMPS AT ONCE.

THEY'RE, THEY'RE, THEY'RE JUST THE TWO OF OUR CENTERS.

THIS IS JULY 10TH THROUGH THE 28TH OVER AT THE LCC.

AND UM, AS YOU CAN SEE, ANOTHER, THE THREE WEEK CAMP MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, NINE FIVE.

AND THIS IS GONNA BE VERY SIMILAR TO THE OTHER ONE WHERE IT'S ABOUT 1820 KIDS, UM, FOCUSING STUDENTS.

1114, AGAIN MULTIFACETED.

SO YOU'RE DEALING WITH DANCE, VISUAL ART, MUSIC, UM, AND THEN A LITTLE BIT MORE WITH THE VIDEO INSTALLATION.

AND THEN THAT WILL CONCLUDE WITH A, UH, A PERFORMANCE AND, AND EXHIBIT AND OUT LOUD DALLAS, WHICH IS RUNNING THESE COUPLE THINGS IS A, IS A LOCAL NONPROFIT ORG ORGANIZATION.

IT'S ABOUT FOUR YEARS OLD, BUT WE'VE BEEN HAPPY TO GO.

WE, I WE CAN PAUSE THERE I GUESS IF YOU'D LIKE TO, FOR IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS FOR CULTURAL CENTER SUMMER CAMPS AND THEN, UH, TWO, I SEE ON ONE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE FOOD TRUCK THERE, DO WE PROVIDE FOOD OR THE, THE KIDDOS? IT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

UH, ALL THE CAMPS ARE, THEY DO HAVE, UH, FREE FOOD AND SNACKS, SO, AND FREE ADMISSIONS.

SO I ACTUALLY SHOULD HAVE TOUCHED ON THAT, BUT PROVIDED I KNOW SOMETIMES THAT LCC ALSO DOES SCHOOL OF YES.

AS THE SCHOOL OF YES.

NOT, UM, BEING, UM, UH, AT THE LCC.

UH, I DON'T, I ACTUALLY, I CAN PROBABLY HAVE, LET'S SEE IF, UM, HIDO, ARE YOU ON? YES.

HELLO EVERYBODY, THIS IS GERALDO ROBLES.

UH, YES.

SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, UM, HIDO, HIDO, I APOLOGIZE.

I PARLIAMENTARY, UM, HAVE TO TURN YOUR VIDEO ON IN ORDER TO SPEAK.

SORRY.

FORGIVE ME.

UM, OKAY.

LEMME SEE IF YOU SEE ME.

THERE WE GO.

HEY, EVERYBODY.

UH, YEAH.

SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, UH, FIRST I'D LIKE TO ADDRESS HORNBUCKLE