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WOULD ADDRESS

[Dallas Arts and Culture Advisory Commission on August 10, 2023]

COMMISSIONER PALOMA'S CONCERN SO THAT ANYONE PICKING UP THE MEETING, THE MINUTES COULD THEN GO TO THE RECORDING OF THE MEETING.

BECAUSE I, THE POINT IS WELL TAKEN IT IS THAT THEY DON'T HAVE A LOT OF DETAIL IN 'EM.

IT'S ALSO WELL TAKEN THAT WE TRY TO AVOID THAT IN MINUTES BECAUSE OF ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER.

BUT IF WE WANT THE PUBLIC TO BE ABLE TO GET TO THE PUBLIC, NEED NOTHING SECRET IN WHAT WE DO, IT IS ALL OPEN.

SO THAT WOULD BE MY SUGGESTION.

UNLESS THERE'S SOMETHING IN PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE THAT WOULD PRECLUDE THAT, WOULD THAT WORK FOR YOU, COMMISSIONER? THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING.

YEAH.

MAYBE NOT IN THIS DOCUMENT THAT WE GET.

NO.

IN THE NEXT, JUST IN FUTURE MEETINGS, IF WE COULD JUST HAVE AN ASTERISK THAT SAYS A FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE MEETING AVAILABLE IN THE WEBSITE, THEN ANYBODY PULLING THE MEETINGS COULD FIND IT.

COMMISSIONER I TWO THINGS.

THERE WERE MANY IDEAS, UH, COVERED IN THAT MEETING, UH, LIKE TINA'S IDEA OF, OR COMMISSIONER PALOMA'S IDEA OF HAVING THE PANELISTS THAT THEIR, THEIR MERIT, UH, FOR US TO TALK ABOUT IN SOME OF THE FUTURE.

AND IT HAS BEEN CALLED MY ATTENTION THAT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE DISCUSSED IN THE RETREAT EVOLVING STARTED BEING MADE INTO MOTION ITEMS THAT WE ARE DOING.

SO, UH, MY TEAM WILL PROBABLY REPORT ON THAT WHEN SHE GETS IT.

SO YOUR IDEAS ARE BEING TAKEN UNDER CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A SOLUTION.

MAYBE FOR THE MINUTES TO EXPAND WHAT THEY TELL US IN THE MINUTES IS ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION ON THESE MINUTES.

HEARING NONE ALL IN FAVOR, LET IT BE KNOWN BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

THIS IS FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE MINUTES FROM THE RETREAT.

THOSE WHO OPPOSE THE AYES HAVE IT IN THE MOTION IS CARRIED.

WE'RE NOT DOWN TO RECOMMENDATION AND SUPPORT OF A PROPOSED DESIGN CONTEXT FOR FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION OF PUBLIC ART.

YEAH.

I'LL, I'LL, I'LL BRING THAT, UH, VOTING TO ITEM FORWARD, UH, WHICH AGAIN IS THE RECOMMENDATION SUPPORT OF ARTIST TEAM JONATHAN AND SAMANTHA ARGO'S AMENDED PROPOSED DESIGN CONCEPT, UH, FOR THE JC ZZA RECREATIONS CENTER.

THE REASON WHY IT'S AMENDED IS BECAUSE WE SAW THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT, WHICH WAS THIS MURAL WALL THAT YOU CAN SEE HERE.

AND WE ACTUALLY HAD ASKED THEM FOR A NUMBER OF CHANGES, ALTHOUGH WE REALLY ENJOYED THE OVERALL CONCEPT AND THE IDEA WE HAD TO SOME CHANGES TO THE, THE IMAGERY, UM, WHICH THEY WERE VERY RECEPTIVE TO AND ACTUALLY PRESENTED US WITH MULTIPLE OPTIONS BASED OFF OF OUR FEEDBACK AND WERE PRESENT IN THE COLORGUARD MEETING TO HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH US.

UH, WE WERE ABLE TO CHOOSE AMONG THE VARIOUS DESIGN CONCEPTS THAT THEY'VE PRESENTED AND WE'RE REALLY, REALLY EXCITED AS IS THE COMMUNITY TO BRING THIS.

UH, THIS MURAL WALL CAN BE PAINTED ON MULTIPLE SIDES AS YOU CAN SEE HOW IT'S FOLDED OUT, UM, AND IS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMMUNITY AND OF THERE IS MILITARY SERVICE, WHICH, YOU KNOW, IS, IS ONE OF THE VALUES PRESENT THERE.

SO I'M HAPPY TO BRING THIS PROPOSAL FORWARD AND WOULD LOVE YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE IT OUT.

SO I'LL MAKE THE MOTION.

I'LL SECOND IT.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED THAT WE ACCEPT THE RECOMMENDATION THAT HAS BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? THERE'S ACTUALLY ONE THING I'D LIKE TO MENTION ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR PIECE.

UM, WHAT YOU SEE HERE ACTUALLY IS GOING TO BE FURTHER RENDERED INTO, UH, A, INTO AN IMAGE THAT IS ALL MADE OUT OF TRIANGLES.

AND THIS PIECE WILL BE PAINTED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.

SO THEY, THEY'LL ALL BE INVITED TO PAINT EACH TRIANGLE, LIKE A SPECIFIC COLOR AT THE END AND WE'LL RENDER THIS IMAGE.

SO IT'S GONNA BE A VERY COOL, VERY INTERACTIVE PIECE THAT THE COMMUNITY THEMSELF WILL BE ABLE TO, TO CREATE.

WHAT'S THAT LOCATION AGAIN? IT'S TO THE JC SIERRA VISTA RECREATION CENTER.

ADDITIONAL DISCUSSIONS OR QUESTIONS? HEARING NONE.

ALL IN FAVOR OF THIS RECOMMENDATION.

LET IT BE DONE BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

THOSE WHO OPPOSE THE AYES HAVE IT IN THE MOTION IS CARRIED.

WE ARE GRACED TODAY TO HAVE AS OUR SPOTLIGHT ARTIST, MS. KIKA KING SPOT FOR WHICH I CAN, STANDARD RIGHT? WHATEVER'S GOOD FOR YOU.

WE'RE JUST DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU AND I'M PLEASED TO BE HERE.

THANK YOU ALL FOR HAVING SO, UM, WHILE I'M HERE TO SPEAK, UH, AS A SINGER SONGWRITER, ALSO BOARD CERTIFIED MUSIC THERAPIST, I COULDN'T HELP BUT ADD SOME MUSIC

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TO WHAT I'M DOING TODAY.

SO THIS IS AN ORIGINAL SONG OF MINE.

I'LL JUST PLAY A PIECE.

IT'S CALLED LIVE LOVE A DREAM, A SONG I'VE CARRIED WITH ME FAR AND WIDE THROUGHOUT DALLAS AND AROUND THE WORLD.

AND EVEN ON THE TEDX STAGE AS I HAVE A TEDX TALK CALLED THE POWER OF SONG.

A LITTLE BIT OF IT, THE STARS IN THE SKY REMIND I LIVE, I LOVE I DREAM FUTURE BRIDE AS I LOOK TOWARDS THE SKY.

I LIVE I LOVE I DREAM.

YOU GOT CHANCE TO WIN EVER.

YOU CAN WIN EVEN WHEN YOU CAN.

STILL EVER MENTIONED BEING HERE.

I MENTIONED BEING A BOARD CERTIFIED MUSIC THERAPIST.

IS THAT, IS THAT BETTER? ALRIGHT, NOW WE CAN HEAR YOU.

UH, BOARD CERTIFIED MUSIC THERAPIST.

UM, I'M ORIGINALLY FROM CONNECTICUT.

BEEN IN DALLAS ABOUT 13 YEARS NOW, AND, UH, CAME TO DALLAS, WENT TO S M U.

I HAD MY BACHELOR'S FROM WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE.

STUDIED VOICE, UH, AS WELL AS PSYCHOLOGY AND BROADCAST COMMUNICATION FOR MY RADIO AND RADIO PRODUCTION BACKGROUND.

SO I HEARD ABOUT MUSIC THERAPY, UH, AND DOWN TO THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT'S DRAWN TO THE FIELD, I FELT LIKE THAT WAS ME.

THE USE OF MUSIC, UH, THE ART AND SCIENCE OF HOW MUSIC AFFECTS THE MIND, BODY KIND OF SPIRIT AND HOW YOU CAN USE IT IN CLINICAL AND THERAPEUTIC WAYS TO HELP ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF POPULATIONS.

SO I PURSUED MY BOARD CERTIFICATION THROUGH SS M U WENT ON TO GET MY MASTER'S THROUGH TEXAS WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY THEREAFTER.

BUT IN, IN THE MEANTIME AND IN BETWEEN TIME, ONCE I WAS BOARD CERTIFIED, I WAS REALLY BLESSED TO BE IN PLACES LIKE SIMMONS CANCER CENTER AT UT SOUTHWESTERN.

I SPENT SEVEN YEARS, UH, AS AN ONCOLOGY MUSIC THERAPIST HELPING PEOPLE AS THEY'RE GOING THROUGH THEIR CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT.

I ALSO HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THE UNHOUSED IN THAT SPACE, UTILIZING MUSIC AS A WAY, UH, TO HELP THEM WANT TO, UH, PURSUE OPPORTUNITIES TO BE ABLE TO GET OFF THE STREET OR TO PURSUE HELP WITH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AND THE LIKE AS WELL.

SO THOSE ARE JUST SOME BROAD THINGS.

ALSO, WORKING IN SCHOOL SETTINGS, UH, WITH KIDS, UH, WITH A VARIETY OF LEARNING OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS.

THE WAY THAT I CAN ASK ANYBODY IN THE ROOM RIGHT NOW TO SING YOUR ABCS, AND YOU CAN RECALL I SAID THERE'S OTHER, WELL, OKAY, I WON'T TEST YOU, I WON'T TEST YOU.

THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT YOU CAN EXPLORE AND EMBED IN MUSIC.

SO I STUDIED THAT AND I SAID, HEY, I WANNA GO FULL FORCE WITH THAT.

UH, AROUND THAT SAME TIME, I BELIEVE IT WAS 2018, I GOT ONTO THE COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAM ROSTER.

I QUITE FRANKLY, REMEMBER, UH, BEING QUITE TIMID AND UNCERTAIN OF HOW NOW I FINALLY GOT ON IT TOOK ME A TRY OR TWO, FINALLY GOT ON, HOW DO I MAKE USE OF THIS? I MADE AN APPOINTMENT, UH, IN THE OFFICE OVER AT ARTS AND CULTURE, LEARNED THE LAY OF THE LAND, AND WITHIN A YEAR OR TWO, SUPER BLESSED TO BE ONE OF THE MOST REQUESTED ARTISTS OFF OF THAT ROSTER.

SOMETHING THAT IT ALLOWS ME TO DO IS GO FAR AND WIDE THROUGHOUT THE CITY, BRINGING WHAT I KNOW HOW TO DO IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND BRINGING, NOT MUSIC THERAPY, BUT MY TRAINING THAT INFORMS HOW I CAN SOMETIMES WORK WITH, UH, SENSITIVE POPULATIONS THAT I MAY BE SENT TO WORK WITH AND BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THEM IN TEACHING WORKSHOPS AND SONGWRITING, UM, IN TEACHING PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES OR SIMPLY GOING OUT AND BRINGING THE POWER OF MUSIC.

SO WHETHER INDOOR, OUTDOOR, ANYTHING IN BETWEEN, I'VE BEEN REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT HOW CAN I UTILIZE MY SKILLSETS AND FORMALIZE THOSE THINGS TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY.

UH, ONE OF THE BIG BLESSINGS OVER TIME OF DOING PERFORMANCES AND WORKSHOPS ON CAP

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THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, I'M STILL ON THE ROSTER.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MAY HAVE FUTURE EVENTS IN MIND, UH, I WAS GOT AN OPPORTUNITY, A BEAUTIFUL OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A UNITED STATES CULTURAL AMBASSADOR.

SO AS A MUSICIAN AND AS A MUSIC THERAPIST AND A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT WITH NAT, HAVING SERVED NATIONALLY WITH THE AMERICAN MUSIC THERAPY ASSOCIATION ON THEIR DIVERSITY AND EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE FOR YEARS IN THE PAST, JUST THE AMALGAMATION OF ALL THOSE THINGS MADE ME A GREAT CANDIDATE TO REPRESENT THE US AND I WAS BLESSED DURING THAT VIRTUAL YEAR, UH, DURING THE PANDEMIC TO GET PAIRED WITH GUEST LECTURING AND SOME WORKSHOP PERFORMANCES OF AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST.

FAST FORWARD A LITTLE BIT MORE, JUST THIS PAST APRIL, I HAD THE BEAUTIFUL OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO ZAMBIA IN AFRICA, IN PERSON, TEACH WORKSHOPS AND HAVE A BEAUTIFUL CULMINATING PERFORMANCE.

THERE'S CLIPS OF IT UP ONLINE IF YOU, UH, CARE TO SEE MORE AFTER I KNEW THEY JUST GAVE ME FIVE MINUTES.

UM, THEN THERE WAS ANOTHER PASSION POINT FOR ME TO JUST REVERSE A LITTLE BIT BACK.

YOU'LL SEE THIS T-SHIRT THAT I HAVE ON TODAY.

IT SAYS MUSICALLY ME UNLIMITED.

AND THAT'S A SPECIFIC PROGRAM AND INITIATIVE OF MINE BIRTH FROM THE UNDERSTANDING OF MY LIVED EXPERIENCE AS, UH, A BLACK WOMAN IN THE U IN THE US OF A.

AND AT ONE POINT IN TIME I WAS ALSO, YOU KNOW, A TEEN AND THE THINGS THAT WE GO THROUGH.

SO I CREATED MUSICALLY MEET UNLIMITED AS A PROGRAM THAT I'M BLESSED TO HAVE INCUBATED, UM, IN OUR OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE SPACE, AND HAS SINCE BEEN SUPPORTED BY ARTS ACTIVATE FUNDING AS WELL.

UH, A PROGRAM THAT SAYS, HOW CAN I TAKE MY SKILLSET AND MUSIC THERAPY AND MY SKILLSET AS AN ARTIST, COMBINE THOSE TWO, BRING MUSIC AND SOCIO-EMOTIONAL LEARNING TO A PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR YOUTH, UH, TO LEARN ABOUT EMOTIONS AND COPING, COMMUNITY BUILDING AND JUST FOSTERING THE RESILIENCE THAT IS A FACT OF LIFE AND THE REALITY OF BEING A NECESSITY.

WE CAN'T BAR THEM FROM ADVERSITY, BUT HOW CAN WE EQUIP OUR STUDENTS OF THE FUTURE, UH, TO BE, UH, MORE IN TUNE WITH THE ARTS, WHETHER THEY PURSUE THAT AS A CAREER OR THEY NOW HAVE AN EXPRESSIVE OUTLET AND A COMMUNITY OF OTHER FOLKS.

WE'VE, UH, PERFORMED AT THE IRVING ARTS CENTER, THE BATHHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER, SOUTH DALLAS CULTURAL CENTER.

UH, WE'VE DONE PROGRAMMING OVER AT THE LIBRARY AS WELL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

SO I SAY ALL THOSE THINGS AND MAYBE RELATIVELY QUICKLY JUST TO HIGHLIGHT, UH, THE PASSION THAT I HAVE FOR THE ARTS, BUT ALSO BRINGING IT TO PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY AROUND THE WORLD AND THE, THE BLESSING THAT IT HAS BEEN TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT AND TO STILL DO THAT TO THIS DAY.

SO I, I WANNA THANK YOU ALL FOR THE WORK THAT YOU DO TO ENSURE THAT BOOTS ON THE GROUND ARTISTS LIKE ME HAVE THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE DO.

I FORGOT TO MENTION, I'M A FOUNDER AND C E O OF KING CREATIVE ARTS EXPRESSIONS, AND OF COURSE A FOUNDER OF MUSICALLY BEING UNLIMITED AS WELL.

SO WHETHER IN CONCERT OR IN WORKSHOP, UH, I'M ALL ABOUT, UH, PEOPLE, MUSIC, THE ARTS AND THE WAYS THAT I CAN BRING THOSE THINGS TOGETHER, WE START.

HE, INSTEAD OF CELEBRATION, TRY SETTLE THE WE DO ALL SHOULD YOU HAVE COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, CONGRATULATIONS.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE FIRST YEAR THAT YOU WERE NAMED A CAP ARTIST, UM, YOU KNOW, ARTIST, BEING AN ARTIST IS, IS REALLY MUCH BEING A HUSTLER, RIGHT? YOU GOTTA GET THE WORD OUT, YOU GOTTA TELL AS MANY PEOPLE ABOUT YOUR CRAFT.

UM, HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT, UM, MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE KNEW TO REQUEST YOU AS APP ARTIST? GREAT QUESTION.

UM, A LOT OF THE WORK THAT I'VE DONE, JUST TO BE QUITE FRANK, HAS BEEN WORD OF MOUTH JUST SAYS THAT I CAN GO PLACES.

UH, I WORKED, UH, IN, IN SORT OF WHAT YOU CAN CALL THE EDUCATION SOCIAL SECTOR BEFORE THEN.

SO I FEEL LIKE I HAD A CAREER BEFORE THIS CAREER BEFORE I WAS ABLE TO TRANSITION OVER.

AND QUITE FRANKLY, BEING ON CAP WAS A BIG PROPONENT OF BEING

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ABLE TO SAY, OKAY, I CAN GO AHEAD AND CONTINUE TO MAKE THIS SHIFT BECAUSE IF I WANT TO GO AND WORK IN PLACES THAT MAY NOT HAVE THE BUDGET, THERE IS FUNDING AVAILABLE TO STILL GO OUT AND SERVE.

SO WORD OF MOUTH HAS BEEN HELPFUL, UH, TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT IT AND ASKING THEM TO SPREAD THE WORD, UH, NATURALLY SOME I THINK PEOPLE JUST SAW ON THE WEBSITE AS WELL AND THOUGHT MY PICTURE OR BIO LOOKED INTERESTING.

AND THEN FROM THERE SAYING, HEY, WHO ELSE DO YOU KNOW? OR GETTING HEARING, HEY, WE'D LIKE YOU FOR SO AND SO, HOW'D YOU HEAR ABOUT ME? WELL, YOU WERE OVER HERE AT THIS PLACE.

SO I'M ALL OVER THE PLACE ALL THE TIME.

WHETHER SOCIALLY OR WORKING.

UH, SO I THINK THAT THAT HAS BEEN, UH, A SUPPORT, ALTHOUGH IT TOOK TIME TO BUILD TO THAT POINT.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? NO, COMMISSIONER, I JUST ALSO WANTED SAY CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO.

I ALSO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF THE TRINIDAD AUTO BOND CENTER, AND SO JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE WITH THEM AS WELL.

I KNOW YOU'RE VERY APPRECIATED THERE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

APPRECIATE THAT.

CAN YOU GET THANK YOU.

AND WHILE I WAS TYPING WAY OVER HERE, I WAS LISTENING TO YOU, BUT I WAS LIKE MAKING SURE THAT I CAN KNOW ABOUT YOU AFTERWARDS.

SO, UM, SHE'S GOT A GREAT WEBSITE.

YOU CAN FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK AND SPOTIFY.

SO IF ANYBODY LIKE ME, I, UM, I INTEND TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SONGS AS SOON AS WE'RE OUT OF THE MEETING.

SO THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TODAY.

MOST APPRECIATION.

THANK YOU.

AND LISTEN TO THE TALK.

REQUESTED YOU BEFORE I WAS ON O .

UM, BUT I ALSO WANNA SAY SHE, SHE, WHEN SHE SAYS ALSO SHE, SHE'S A AN ARTIST SUPPORTER AND SO I SEE HER AT EVENTS OFTEN.

AND SO THAT'S ALSO A WAY THAT, UM, TO CONNECT AND NETWORK.

COMMISSIONER SHIRLEY OLA, I APOLOGIZE I DIDN'T SEE YOUR HAND.

NO WORRIES, NO WORRIES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UM, IT'S NOT VERY OFTEN THAT WE FIND TWO DALLAS PEOPLE THAT WENT TO WESTERN CONNECTICUT IN DANBURY.

WHAT I STARTED THERE.

I ENDED UP IN TEXAS, BUT I I DID MY FIRST TWO YEARS AT WESTCON.

SO, UM, THANK YOU.

UM, THIS IS REALLY INTERESTING BECAUSE WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS IN ALLOCATIONS, UH, YESTERDAY, UM, ABOUT, UM, CAP ARTISTS AND, AND WHY SOME ARE MORE POPULAR THAN OTHERS.

WHAT TYPE OF, UH, WHERE ARE SOME OF THE PLACES THAT YOU'VE BEEN REQUESTED AT? UH, LOTS OF STUFF FROM, UH, LET'S SEE, UH, PARKS AND REC, UH, THE SENIORS, UM, UH, JUBILEE PARK, UH, GOODNESS, UH, DIFFERENT CITY EVENTS.

THE GAMUT IS FAR AND WIDE.

AND ONE OTHER THING THAT I'LL SHARE AS WELL, I SAY THIS WITH THE MOST HUMBLE WAY.

I KNOW HOW TO DO A LOT OF THINGS AND I'M AVAILABLE TO DO A LOT OF THINGS.

SO THAT CAN MIGHT ALSO BE LIKE, OH, LIST 4, 5, 6, 7 DIFFERENT THINGS THAT I CAN BE AVAILABLE FOR.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THAT HAS ANY SORT OF BEARING, UM, ON ANYTHING.

AND UH, A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT I WANT TO DO ARE AROUND HOW CAN I TEACH AND SUPPORT AND UPLIFT, UM, AND I KNOW MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES ON THE ROSTER ARE, ARE VERY MUCH SO ABOUT THAT AS WELL.

SO I, I COULDN'T TELL YOU SPECIFICALLY, UH, BUT THE TYPES OF REQUESTS I GET, I CAN WORK WITH ANYTHING FROM YOUNG CHILDREN.

I DID A LOT OF YOUNG KIDS, UH, THIS YEAR ALL THE WAY FROM TODDLER TO 10 AND 12 OTHER YEARS.

I MIGHT DO THINGS WITH THE YOUTH TEENAGE AREA.

I CAN DO ADULTS AND SENIOR AS WELL.

SO, UM, I'M CHECKING MOST OF THE BOXES AND I HAVE PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT MOST OF THE BOXES, UM, SPECIAL NEEDS, ALL THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ANY OTHER HANDS IN THE GOUT? OKAY.

COMMISSION.

SO THANK YOU FOR WHAT, I KNOW I'VE REQUESTED YOU A NUMBER OF TIMES FOR STUFF WE'VE DONE AND I KNOW, UM, I'M ON THE EDUCATION TASK FORCE FOR JUBILEE, WHICH IS HOW THEY FOUND OUT THEY COULD USE CAP FOR THEIR SUMMER PROGRAM, WHICH THEY LOVED.

SO THAT WAS AWESOME.

UNIVERSITY D C I WAS AT THIS SUMMER AS WELL.

YEAH.

SO, UM, I'M CURIOUS, HAS BEING IN CAP HELPED YOU GET OTHER JOBS TOO? HAS THAT LED TO ANYTHING ELSE THAT'S KIND OF HELPED YOUR CAREER? ABSOLUTELY.

UM, I GOT TO DO A REALLY BEAUTIFUL BAND PERFORMANCE, UM, UH, OVER AT, I GUESS CAN I SAY AND SHARE FREELY, OPENLY SURE.

AT MESQUITE ARTS CENTER, SEVERAL MONTHS BACK.

AND IT WAS SOMEONE THAT HAPPENED TO SEE ME OUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND I WILL VENTURE TO GUESS LIKE MOST LIKELY IT WAS SOME CAP EVENT IN THE COMMUNITY, UM, THAT SHE SAID, I I KEPT YOUR CARD.

IT'S PROBABLY BEEN A YEAR OR TWO AND I, I PUT IT, YOU KNOW, SOMEWHERE SAFE.

AND THEN WHEN IT WAS TIME TO CHOOSE PEOPLE THE NEXT TIME AROUND I CAME ACROSS HER CARD AND I SAID, WE NEED TO SEE IF WE CAN GET HER BOOK.

SO, UM, YEAH, ONE THING HAS, HAS LED TO ANOTHER IF EVEN IF IT'S SOMEONE ELSE ON CAP, UH, SOMEONE ELSE REQUESTING ME THROUGH CAP, BUT THAT WAS A REALLY AWESOME

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LIKE OFF CAP AND OH, I'M ALSO, UH, AN ARTIST ON THE TEXAS COMMISSION OF THE ARTS ROSTER.

SO THEY WOUND UP GOING THROUGH THAT AVENUE TO HELP FUND SINCE THEY'RE NOT IN THE CITY TO ACCESS, UH, APP PROGRAMMING FUNDS.

YEAH.

COMMENT QUESTIONS.

HEY, BON UP .

MS. KING, WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND FOR COMING TO TODAY.

WE HAVE ONE PUBLIC SPEAKER WHO HAS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK TO US TODAY.

HIS NAME IS CHRIS HEIN AND I THINK WE ALL KNOW CHRIS.

LET'S WELCOME.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT, WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYBODY.

I'M CHRIS HEBA WITH THE AT AND T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, BUT I'M HERE REPRESENTING DCA TODAY, THE DALLAS AREA CULTURAL ADVOCACY COALITION.

AND I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE 2024 BOND PROGRAM BECAUSE THIS MUST BE A SIGNIFICANT YEAR FOR THE ARTS AND WE NEED YOUR HELP.

WE ARE PRICING FOR AT LEAST 6% OF THE BILLION DOLLAR BOND PROGRAM, AT LEAST $60 MILLION.

THIS WOULD BE SPREAD OVER 15 CULTURAL FACILITIES, UH, VENUES LIKE, UH, SOUTH DALLAS CULTURAL CENTER, O C THREE L C C, UM, HISTORIC VENUES LIKE DALLAS, BLACK DANCE THEATER, THE SALMON CENTER, BATHHOUSE, KALITA, UH, VENUES LIKE THE MAJESTIC D M A WIND SPEAR, WILEY MOODY AND MORE.

AND I WANNA BE CLEAR, NONE OF THIS, NONE OF THIS IS FOR SHINY NEW VENUES.

THIS IS ABOUT TAKING CARE OF WHAT WE'VE GOT.

DEFERRED MAINTENANCE, UH, REPAIRS, H V A C, ROOFS, ELEVATORS, FIRE SUPPRESSION.

AND I WANNA BE CLEAR TOO, KALITA AND D M A, THEIR REQUESTS IN HERE ARE NOT ABOUT THEIR FUTURE PLANS.

IT'S ABOUT STUFF WE'VE GOT RIGHT NOW.

THESE ARE THE BASICS.

IN 2003, UH, WE GOT 5% OUT OF THE BOND.

THAT WAS A GOOD YEAR IN 2006, 60.8 MILLION FOR CULTURAL FACILITIES.

A VERY GOOD YEAR, A RECORD AMOUNT.

BUT IN 2012, NOTHING.

OKAY, 2017, WE GOT 1%.

WE WERE TOLD THIS ISN'T AN ARCH YEAR, COME BACK THE NEXT TIME, WHICH IS NOW, IT HAS BEEN 17 YEARS SINCE THERE HAS BEEN A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN MAINTAINING OUR CULTURAL VENUES.

AND THERE WON'T BE ANOTHER BOND UNTIL 2029.

WE CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG.

WE AREN'T ARGUING, BY THE WAY, FOR ONE VENUE OR ANOTHER.

OKAY? OUR STRATEGY IS LOCKING ARMS AND PUSHING FOR THE ENTIRE O A C PACKAGE, OKAY? IN 2017, EVERYONE WENT AFTER THEIR OWN THING.

WE GOT SCREWED.

OKAY? 1%.

WE ARE NOT MAKING THAT MISTAKE AGAIN, RIGHT NOW.

OACS REQUEST IS BEFORE THE BOND TASK FORCE AND A CRITICAL FACILITY SUBCOMMITTEE.

THEY'RE MEETING AT CITY HALL ON TUESDAY, OKAY? THEY'RE ABOUT TO MAKE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL.

SO THE TIME IS CRITICAL AND THEY'RE ALSO LOOKING AT COMPETING NEEDS, STREETS, FLOOD CONTROL, POLICE, LIBRARIES.

IT'S LIKE HUNGER, OKAY? WE NEED YOUR VOICE, WE NEED YOUR PRESENCE AT THESE MEETINGS, AND WE NEED YOU TO HELP US ROUND UP PEOPLE TO GET THERE.

JOANNA AND I WILL HAVE BUTTONS, OKAY? WE'VE GOT BUTTONS FOR YOU.

BUT MOST IMPORTANT, WE NEED YOU TO START ADVOCATING WITH THE COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR, THE PEOPLE THAT WILL APPOINTED YOU.

THEY'RE GONNA BE ULTIMATELY THE DECIDERS.

AND TRUST ME, YOU'RE COUNTERPARTS ON PARKS, ON LIBRARY BOARDS, ON, UH, ANIMAL WELFARE.

THEY ARE OUT THERE ALREADY.

THEY'RE SHOWING UP, THEY'RE ALREADY ADVOCATING THEIR WAY AHEAD OF US.

SO NOW IS THE TIME TO START BENDING YOUR FOLKS HERE.

UM, I WOULD NOT ASK YOU IF IT'S NOT IMPORTANT.

WE'RE GOING TO EMAIL YOU THE INFORMATION AND EVERYTHING AND GET IT TO YOU, BUT WE NEED TO HEAR YOUR VOICE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE IN THIS.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, LET'S LOOK AT THE SECOND ITEM ON OUR AGENDA.

2024.

2025 BY ENIO, BUT ANNE MARIE AND MARTIN RED, I I'M SURE WE'LL DO THAT.

UH, YOU DOKEY.

THANK YOU.

AFTERNOON MISSIONERS.

UM, AND I APOLOGIZE, BE THERE IN PERSON A LITTLE, BUT VERY PLEASED TO SHARE WITH YOU HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CITY MANAGERS PROPOSED 20 23, 24 AND FY 24 25 BIENNIAL BUDGET.

UM, SO WE DO A TWO YEAR BUDGET CYCLE.

SO THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDS A PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE FIRST YEAR,

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WHICH WILL START OCTOBER 1ST, 2023.

UM, AND THE PLAN BUDGET SO THAT WE CAN HAVE SOME CONSISTENCY YEAR TO YEAR IN THE BUDGET.

UM, OUR OVERALL PROPOSED 2024 BUDGET IS $4.6 BILLION AS A CITY.

UM, AND THEN IT GOES DOWN SLIGHTLY IN FY 25 TO 4.57 BILLION.

UM, THE, UH, OVERALL GENERAL FUND, WHICH WE'RE MOSTLY PART OF IS 1.8 BILLION.

AND, UH, THE PROPOSED TAX RATE REDUCES, UM, THE, THE, THE PROPOSED TAX RATE IS A REDUCTION VERSUS LAST YEAR, UM, GOES SLIGHTLY BELOW 74 CENTS PER $100 OF VALUATION.

UM, SO THERE, YOU'LL SEE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE PART OF THAT ORANGE 1.8 BILLION.

WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT IN ENTERPRISE FUNDS FOR, OH, IF YOU CAN GO BACK LUIS, W R R.

AND THEN WE DO HAVE PORTIONS OF CAPITAL.

UM, LUIS, CAN YOU GO BACK ONE SLIDE PLEASE? UM, SO THE GENERAL PURPOSE CAPITAL IS ALSO IN THERE, AND THOUGH YOU'LL ACTUALLY SEE SOME OF THE 2017 BOND FUNDS, UM, THAT ARE PART OF, UM, WORK THAT HELPED COMPLETE A LOT OF THE BONDS, UM, FROM THE LAST, LAST GO AROUND.

UM, NOW, NEXT SLIDE.

THANK YOU, LUIS.

I DON'T SEE THE SLIDES.

BEAR IN YOUR HANDOUT.

UM, SO THE, THE BIGGEST PICTURE UPDATE IS OUR GENERAL FUND BUDGET IS UP SLIGHTLY.

UM, BUT REALLY THE MOST EXCITING PART IS HOT.

OUR HEART HOT IS UP.

WE'VE GONE UP TO 10% THIS FISCAL YEAR.

UM, AND, UH, AND SO WE ARE ARE HAPPY TO, UM, HAVE THAT CONTINUE TO BOLSTER OUR PROGRAMS, OUR OVERALL STRATEGY.

AND MARTINE, I SEE YOU'RE TRYING, I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK OVER.

NO, THERE'S A, I'M SORRY IF I'M DISTRACTING YOU.

I APOLOGIZE.

THERE'S, THAT'S OKAY.

I JUST WANTED TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN A FUN THING TODAY.

UM, I'LL INTERRUPT.

UM, OVERALL STRATEGY FOR US IS TO CONTINUE ADVANCING.

ARE YOU ON PAGE EIGHT? ON PAGE NINE? UH, OKAY.

YES.

OUR OVERALL STRATEGY, UH, FOR WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR IS CONTINUE ADVANCING LONG-TERM CULTURAL PLAN GOALS.

UM, SOME OF THESE NEW ONES ARE INCREASING MAINTENANCE OF OUR BUILDINGS.

WE HAVE A LOT OF BUILDINGS, THERE'S SOME CAPITAL NEEDS AND THERE'S ALWAYS OPERATING MAINTENANCE NEEDS.

UM, AS WELL OF OUR MAINTENANCE OF OUR 300 PIECE PUBLIC ART COLLECTION.

UM, INCREASING GROWTH FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH C O P ARTS, ACTIVATE AND CAP.

UM, REALLY GETTING FULL OPERATIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE CRAFT HOUSE NOW THAT WE REALLY KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO KEEP IT RUNNING, PROTECT THE CRISIS ARTIFACTS THERE.

UM, AND THEN FINALLY IMPROVING ENGAGEMENT WITH, UM, AND ACCESSIBILITY TO ARTISTS.

THEY'RE MAKING SURE WE HAVE ENOUGH STAFF TO WORK WITH ALL OF OUR ARTISTS, UM, AS WE GROW THESE PROGRAMS. AND THEN ALSO A RELOCATION OF OUR HEADQUARTERS, UM, WHICH IS CURRENTLY IN THE MAJESTIC.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO BUDGETING FOR EQUITY IS PART OF OUR BUDGET.

UM, IT'S BAKED IN THERE WHEN YOU MAKE A BUDGET REQUEST.

WHEN WE HAVE TO SUBMIT OUR BUDGET EVERY YEAR, WE DRAW UPON INPUT FROM THIS GROUP, FROM OUR CONSTITUENTS TO SAY, WHERE ARE WE GOING? WHAT, HOW ARE WE CURRENTLY INVESTED IN? WHERE DO WE NEED TO KEEP INVESTING? UM, SO THIS IS A SECTION YOU'LL FIND IN EVERY SINGLE DEPARTMENT IN THE BUDGET BOOK, WHICH IS ON DALLAS CITY HALL.COM.

IT'S VERY TOP, UM, LINK IF YOU WANNA READ THE FULL 500 PLUS PAGE BUDGET.

UM, AND THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR EQUITY EFFORTS IN THE COMING YEAR.

UM, TWO OF THEM REALLY ARE COMING UP THIS FALL AND CONTINUING INTO THE SPRING AROUND THE, UH, MEMORIAL FOR VICTIMS OF RACIAL VIOLENCE, WHICH YOU ALL WERE BRIEFED ON, I BELIEVE, LAST JUNE MEETING BY DR.

CHAVEZ.

AS WELL AS MAKING SURE THAT THAT IS ACTUALLY ACCESSIBLE.

CURRENTLY YOU HAVE TO GO BY THE GRASSI KNOLL, UM, UNDERNEATH AN UNDERPASS AND IT'S NOT A VERY ACCESSIBLE PARK.

UM, SO WE'RE ALSO WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THESE DEPARTMENTS TO, UH, INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY FOR THIS REALLY IMPORTANT PARK AND THIS REALLY IMPORTANT PUBLIC ART PIECE.

UM, AND THEN WE ALSO ARE CONTINUING TO ADVANCE HOW MUCH FUNDING WE GIVE TO, UH, WHAT THE RACIAL EQUITY PROJECT CALLS A PLAY, AND CALLS HISTORICALLY DISADVANTAGED ARTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS.

UH, WE USE ALANA AS ADOPTED BY OUR CULTURAL POLICY, UM, AND WE'RE TRYING TO INCREASE THAT TO 35% THIS YEAR.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

SO NOW I'M GONNA GO THROUGH SERVICE BY SERVICE.

WE HAVE THREE MAIN SERVICE AREAS IN THE GENERAL FUND FUNDING PROGRAMS, OUR GRANT PROGRAMS, UH, OUR VENUES AND PUBLIC ART.

AND THEN WE HAVE ONE SERVICE IN A ENTERPRISE FUND OF W R R.

SO ON THE GRANT SIDE, UH, THE C O P IS BUDGETED TO INCREASE TO 6.25 MILLION, UM, UP FROM 5.7 MILLION LAST YEAR ALLOCATIONS.

AS YOU'VE HEARD, IT'S BEEN HARD AT WORK LOOKING AT SCENARIOS, UM, ALL THROUGH THE SUMMER.

SO, UM, THEY'LL HAVE SOME REALLY WONDERFUL RECOMMENDATIONS WE HOPE AT YOUR NEXT MEETING.

ARTS ACTIVATE, UH, THESE PROJECT

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GRANTS THAT YOU HEARD MS. KING TALK ABOUT, THAT WILL INCREASE BY 30% TO 1.3 MILLION, UM, FROM 1 MILLION ACROSS THREE ROUNDS.

WE THINK THIS WILL BE REALLY POPULAR, UM, AND CONTINUE TO GET MORE AND MORE APPLICATIONS.

SO THIS WOULD ALLOWS US TO ENABLE, UH, MORE AND MORE ARTISTS PROJECTS.

WE HAD OVER A HUNDRED APPLICATIONS FOR THIS FIRST ROUND LAST MONTH.

UM, CAP, UH, IS ALSO INCREASING BY ANOTHER $75,000, UH, SO THAT WE CAN HAVE MORE OF THOSE WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES ACROSS THE CITY.

AND COMMUNITY ARTS, UM, WILL ALSO GROW AND, UM, THAT TEAM WILL WILL BE ABLE TO GROW.

WE ALSO ARE ADDING, UH, THIS WAS ACTUALLY PART OF THE SECOND YEAR PLANNED LAST YEAR AND NOW IT'S ROLLED FORWARD INTO THE FIRST YEAR PROPOSED, UM, ABOUT A NEW ROLE.

UM, AND SOME PROGRAMMING DOLLARS TO FOCUS ON CULTURAL HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS SUCH AS PRIDE MONTH, JUNETEENTH, UM, ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HISTORY MONTH, UM, UH, HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, WHICH IS COMING UP VERY SHORTLY.

EVENTS SUCH AS THOSE, UM, THAT WE KNOW ARE NEEDED THAT WE HAVEN'T HAD DEDICATED FUNDING FOR, WE'VE DONE ON A ONE-OFF BASIS, BUT REALLY FOCUSING ON THAT IN CITY HALL AND THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT AND THEN THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

SO THAT WILL BE PART OF THAT COMMUNITY ARTS TEAM.

AND THEN, UH, WE DID A, WE'RE WE'RE ABLE TO ASK FOR AN AD A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO CONTINUE CULTURE OF VALUE.

THAT WAS THE 2020 PILOT THAT WE RAN OUT OF OUR OWN ARTS ENDOWMENT.

WE HAD, UH, N E A UH, ROUND THAT JUST WAS FINISHED.

AND UM, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS FUNDED, UH, RELAUNCH IN 2023.

UH, THIS IS A VERY SMALL MICRO GRANT, AS WE CALL IT, PROGRAM.

UM, AND IT'S AN EASY HONOR.

WE TRY TO MAKE IT EASY TO SAY YES TO THESE AND, UM, AS PART OF THIS PIPELINE AND MAKING THINGS EASIER TO ACCESS, UM, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO CONTINUE THAT IN THE GENERAL FUND NEXT YEAR.

AND THEN FINALLY, UM, WE'VE BEEN LISTENING THIS, UH, THIS COMMISSION AND OUR ALLOCATIONS COMMITTEE HAVE BEEN VERY COMP, UH, UH, PASSIONATE ABOUT CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMS. UM, SO WE HAVE ALSO PROPOSED 150,000 FOR CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMS FOR SMALL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS, SPECIFICALLY WITH A FOCUS ON ALANA ARTS ORGANIZATION.

RHONDA AND THE COMMUNITY ARTS TEAM HAVE DONE AN AMAZING JOB WITH OUR SUMMER RESIDENCIES THAT'S BEEN PART OF IT, UH, AND REALLY HAVING MORE SUPPORT TO COME ALONGSIDE HOW WE SUPPORT THESE SMALL AND EMERGING ARTS GROUPS FOR A LONGER TERM SUSTAINABILITY.

UM, AND THEN WE ALSO ADDED THREE ADDITIONAL STAFF, UM, TWO COORDINATORS AND, UH, ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TO HELP.

'CAUSE THERE'S A LOT MORE CONTRACTS, THERE'S A LOT MORE INVOICES, THERE'S A LOT MORE PAPERWORK.

UM, AND WE ALSO WANNA BE ABLE TO WORK WITH THE ARTISTS AND CONTINUE TO BE RESPONSIVE TO THE ARTISTS.

UH, NEXT SLIDE, LUIS.

THANK YOU.

UM, SO RETURNING TO VENUES, WHICH IS A LARGE PORTION OF OUR BUDGET, WE DO ALWAYS HAVE MAINTENANCE NEEDS, THINGS BREAK.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE ESPECIALLY AV SYSTEMS, THE ACOUSTIC BANNERS IN THE MOODY NEED TO BE INSPECTED AND THOSE ARE VERY SPECIALTY ITEMS THAT OUR BUILDING SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS UNABLE TO ADDRESS.

SO WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE MORE MONEY ADDED FOR THIS ONGOING PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND ALSO BEING ABLE TO ADDRESS SOME DEFERRED MAINTENANCE TO PREVENT FUTURE PROBLEMS. UM, AT THE CRAFT HOUSE, WE DO HAVE MS. KRAFT'S ARTIFACTS AND HER, UM, HER POLL TAX BAG, FOR EXAMPLE.

UM, SO WE WERE, AS PART OF THE SECURITY PLAN THERE, WE HAD FULL-TIME SECURITY AT THE HOUSE, UM, TO PREDICT BOTH THE CONTENTS OF THE HOUSE, THE HOUSE AND ITS VISITORS.

UM, AND THEN A YEAR ROUND INTERN.

WE WERE PREVIOUSLY ERS FOR SUMMER INTERNS AT MOST OF OUR VENUES.

UM, A YEAR ROUND.

WE ARE THINKING EITHER UM, UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE LEVEL INTERN WHO WOULD BE THERE PART-TIME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WOULD BE ANOTHER PERSON, UH, WHO WOULD BE HOPEFULLY ENTERING CULTURAL FIELD WITH A PASSION FOR EQUITY.

AND IT ALSO HELPS WITH STAFFING AT THAT VENUE.

UM, AND THEN WE HAVE A TWO PERSON FACILITIES TEAM THAT RUNS AROUND TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF OUR 19 FACILITIES.

SO WE ADDED ONE ADDITIONAL, UM, FACILITIES, UH, SUPERVISOR AND THEN WE ACTUALLY HAVE NOT HAD AN IT PERSON.

SO RUSSELL DYER AND I HAVE BEEN PLAYING IT MANAGER FOR YEARS, UH, WHICH IS NOT REALLY MY FORTE OR RUSSELL'S.

UH, WE TRY OUR BEST, BUT TO HELP WITH ALL THESE TECHNOLOGY NEEDS TO HELP MAINTAIN OUR WEBSITE TO HELP WITH ALL OF THE DIFFERENT THINGS SO THAT WE CAN KEEP UP AND KEEP BEING RESPONSIVE.

WE DO HAVE AN IT COORDINATOR WHO IS PROPOSED.

UM, NEXT PAGE PLEASE.

AND THEN FIND, OH, THIS IS JUST A REPEAT, I APOLOGIZE.

THERE IS MUST, THIS DOES HAVE ONE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT BUDGET, WHICH IS JUST CONTINUING TO SAY THAT OUR CULTURAL CENTERS EACH HAVE THEIR OWN PROGRAMMING BUDGETS.

UM, THE LARGER CULTURAL CENTERS HAVE A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH, AND THE TWO SMALLER CULTURAL CENTERS HAVE $75,000 EACH.

UM, THEN OUR LAST GENERAL FUND SERVICE PUBLIC ART, UM, WE CONTINUE TO BUDGET THAT WITH A MANAGER AND FOUR COORDINATORS.

THE MAJORITY OF THOSE ROLES AND THE HOURS THEY ACTUALLY TRACK EVERY SINGLE PROJECT THEY

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DO AGAINST EVERY SINGLE BOND PROGRAM.

AND THEN WE REIMBURSE THOSE HOURS AGAINST THE BOND FUNDS.

UM, AND THEN THERE'S ALSO LYNN RUSHTON, WHO MANY OF YOU KNOW, THE COLLECTIONS AND CONSERVATION MANAGER WHO IS FULLY FUNDED BY THE GENERAL FUND.

UM, THE MAINTENANCE BUDGET WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO SAY HAS BEEN PROPOSED FOR A 50% INCREASE OF $80,000.

CURRENTLY IT'S $160,000, WHICH DOESN'T GO VERY FAR IN THE 300 PLUS WORKS IN THE CITY COLLECTION.

UM, FOR EXAMPLE, THE PEGASUS ON TOP OF THE MAGNOLIA IS WELL OVER HALF A MILLION DOLLARS TO DO ROUTINE CLEANING ON THE HENRY MOORE IS PROBABLY IN FRONT OF CITY HALLS OVER $10,000 AS WELL AS FOR FREEDMAN'S MEMORIAL, THOSE MONUMENTAL BRONZES, EACH OF THOSE IS OVER $10,000 A YEAR TO CARE FOR.

SO AS YOU CAN TELL, WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT KIND OF UNSEXY THINGS, BUT THAT HELP MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE LIVING UP TO OUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO CARE FOR OUR, OUR, OUR VENUES AND OUR PUBLIC ART COLLECTION.

UM, AND THEN FINALLY, BECAUSE I KNOW MANY OF YOU WILL ASK, UM, W R R OUR ENTERPRISE FUND, WHICH MEANS TAXPAYER DOLLARS DON'T GO FOR IT.

OUR FEES THAT WE CHARGE, UH, WILL PAY FOR IT.

UM, ACTUALLY REACHES STEADY STATE BUDGET AT ABOUT $600,000.

ONE EMPLOYEE.

SOME, UM, YOU KNOW, WE PAY FOR RADIO TOWER RENTS AND A COUPLE REIMBURSEMENTS TO THE GENERAL FUND.

AND KRAS, UH, CONTRACTUALLY OBLIGATED AND CONTINUES TO PAY ALL OF THOSE EXPENSES SINCE THE TRANSITION IN JANUARY.

UM, AND NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THIS IS THE BIG SCHEDULE, UH, TONIGHT.

STARTING TONIGHT THERE ARE GONNA BE 33 BUDGET TOWN HALLS VIRTUALLY OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM WILL BE AT ACROSS THE CITY AT THESE.

THERE'S SOME VIRTUAL, THERE'S IN-PERSON ONES, THE FULL SCHEDULE IS THERE.

AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO THEM, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

WE CAN EMAIL OUT THAT SCHEDULE.

THIS IS THE FULL BUDGET CALENDAR.

UM, YOU'LL SEE KIND OF HALFWAY DOWN THE PAGE.

IT SAYS BUDGET TOWN HALL MEETINGS WITH AUGUST 10TH TO 24TH.

COUNCIL WILL CONTINUE DEBATING CONSIDERING AMENDMENTS.

UM, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, IF YOUR COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO REACH OUT.

WE REALLY WANNA, UM, ANSWER AS I KNOW THERE MAY BE QUESTIONS.

AND THIS IS A 30,000 FOOT OVERVIEW OF, UM, WHAT'S ESSENTIALLY A $30 MILLION BUDGET WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE GENERAL FUND AND OUR HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX.

UM, AND WITH THAT, MARTINE, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD WANT TO ADD? SURE, YES.

THE ONE PAGER THAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKET TODAY IS, UM, WHAT WE HAVE PREPARED FOR STAFF.

ALL THE MANAGERS WHO ARE ATTENDING TOWN HALLS HAVE THIS INFORMATION, BUT WE REALLY WANT DEEPER DIVES AND WHAT WE PRESENTED, I HOPE YOU'LL TAKE THE TIME AND GO TO THE PUBLIC FACING BUDGET BOOK AND THE SPECIFIC PAGE NUMBERS 'CAUSE IT IS 700 PAGES LONG.

UM, OACS PAGES ARE 3 0 1 TO 3 0 7, AND THEN THE W R R RELATED PAGES ARE, UH, 3 99 TO 4 0 2.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AFTER REVIEWING THE ONE PAGER, THE PAGE IS NOTED IN THE BUDGET BOOK.

PLEASE DIRECT THEM TO AM AND I ADDRESS THOSE.

UM, WE INVITE TO ATTEND YOUR DISTRICT COUNCIL.

YOU'RE INTERESTED IN WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE DISTRICTS, OF COURSE, BUT ONE OF US WILL BE PRESENT AT EACH OF THESE.

UH, COULD YOU REPEAT THOSE PAGE NUMBERS PLEASE? SURE, SURE.

OACS PAGES ARE 3 0 1 2 3 0 7, AND THEN WRS ARE NOTED ON A 3 99 TO 4 0 2.

THANK YOU.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? COMMISSIONERS, COMMISSIONER LMO? YES.

UM, PAGE 13, CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT ARE CONSIDERED LARGE CENTERS AND WHAT ARE CONSIDERED SMALLER VENUES? YES.

THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION.

COMMISSIONER HAL LMO, I THINK MY INTERNET CUT OUT FOR JUST A SECOND, BUT YOU ASKED WHICH ONES ARE CONSIDERED LARGE CENTERS AND WHICH ONES ARE SMALLER.

UM, OUR TWO LARGEST BY SQUARE FOOTAGE, UM, CENTERS ARE THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER AND THE SOUTH DALLAS CULTURAL CENTER.

AND THE TWO SMALLER CULTURAL CENTERS ARE THE BATHHOUSE AND THE OAK CLIFF CULTURAL CENTER.

THANK YOU.

ALL THE QUESTIONS A QUESTION.

I'M, I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE INCREASE IN THE MAINTENANCE FOR PUBLIC ART, BUT, UM, IS THAT THE BEST WE CAN DO ? UH, IS THAT WHERE WE ARE ON THAT? UM, BECAUSE THAT 300 PIECES, $240,000 FOR 300 PIECES AND I DON'T KNOW, UM, ANNE-MARIE, DO YOU HAVE THE VALUE ON OUR PUBLIC ART COLLECTION? NOT OFFHAND, MA'AM.

I, I APOLOGIZE.

WE CAN FOLLOW UP WITH YOU ON THAT.

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I THINK IT'S SIGNIFICANT.

AND SO I, YOU KNOW, THAT'S JUST ONE OF THE THINGS I WOULD ENCOURAGE US TO THINK ABOUT AS WE GO FORWARD IN BUDGETING.

I DON'T, I'M NEW TO THIS, SO I DON'T KNOW IF CITIES USUALLY LOOK AT A PERCENTAGE OF THE VALUE OF THE COLLECTION, BUT I, I KNOW I'VE ASKED THAT QUESTION BEFORE, I CAN'T REMEMBER IN MY HEAD, BUT I KNOW IT'S TENS OF MILLIONS AND IT MIGHT EVEN BE A HUNDRED MILLION.

UM, I MEAN, JUST THE VALUE OF THE HENRY MOORE IS SIGNIFICANT.

SO I'M JUST WONDERING, AND I KNOW THAT WE'RE ASKING, WE'RE ASKING THE CITY FOR RESOURCES THAT HAVE TO BE SPREAD AMONG A LOT OF THINGS, BUT THAT'S A REALLY VALUABLE RESOURCE THAT WE OWN.

UM, AND I'M JUST, I WAS ALWAYS SURPRISED THAT IT WAS 160, UH, 80 IS A, THAT'S A HUGE INCREASE, BUT I'D LOVE TO SEE US BE MORE MINDFUL ABOUT THE WAY THAT WE PRESERVE WHAT WE HAVE EACH, EACH MEETING.

YOU GUYS BRING US GREAT NEW ART.

LIKE I, I'VE BEEN ON THIS COMMISSION FOR I THINK THREE YEARS NOW AND WE KEEP APPROVING THESE NEW PROJECTS, WHICH IS WONDERFUL.

I WANTED TO SEE US KEEP DOING THAT.

AND WE HAVE EVERYTHING FROM LOCALLY GENERATED ART TO MAJOR ARTISTS LIKE THE HENRY MOORE OUT IN FRONT OF THE, UM, THE CITY.

ALSO.

I REALLY THINK THAT WE SHOULD DO WHAT WE CAN TO BE GOOD STEWARDS.

AND I FEEL THE SAME WAY.

I'M GLAD YOU BROUGHT UP THE POINT ABOUT THE, WELL YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT PROGRAMMING, BUT I ALSO AM CONCERNED ABOUT WHETHER THE BUDGET FOR DEFERRED MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE ON OUR CULTURAL FACILITIES IS SUFFICIENT.

BECAUSE IF WE DON'T TAKE CARE OF THOSE FACILITIES, WE DON'T HAVE A PLACE TO DO ALL OF THE GREAT PROGRAMMING THAT WE'RE WORKING ON IN THE ALLOCATIONS COMMITTEE.

AND WE'VE, WE HAVE WORKED HARD THIS SUMMER.

WE'RE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THE INCREASE IN THOSE BUDGETS, BUT WE HEAR ALL THE TIME ABOUT THE DEFICIENCIES IN THE VARIOUS CULTURAL CENTERS, THINGS NOT WORKING.

SO I WOULD REALLY, I KNOW IT'S NOT THE SEXY PART OF THE BUDGET, BUT I WOULD REALLY ENCOURAGE US TO THINK HARD ABOUT BOTH THE PUBLIC ARTS SIDE PRESERVATION AND THE FACILITIES, THE 19 CULTURAL FACILITIES TO BE SURE THAT WE REALLY DO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO TAKE CARE OF THEM SO THAT THEY OPERATE PROPERLY.

SORRY, THAT'S MY SOAPBOX FOR THE DAY.

, I WAS GONNA TALK ABOUT THE FACILITIES TOO.

'CAUSE UM, I WOULD, DO WE HAVE A PLAN B IF THE, IF WE DON'T GET WHAT WE'RE NEEDING IN THE BOND? BECAUSE I MEAN, I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU TO TALK TO YOUR, UM, YOUR DISTRICT'S REPRESENTATIVE ON THE, THE BOND TASK FORCE BECAUSE I THINK THE ARTS ARE THE FIRST THING THEY LOOK AT AND THINK, AH, WE COULD MOVE THAT SOMEWHERE ELSE.

UM, AND WHAT THEY'RE ASKING FOR IN THAT LIST IS REALLY NOT STUFF THAT WE CAN LET GO.

IT'S ALL, IT'S ALL CAPITAL.

IT'S NOT, IT'S ALL, UM, MAINTENANCE.

BASICALLY.

IT'S ALL DEFERRED MAINTENANCE AND THEY'RE GONNA LOOK AND SEE THAT AT T PACKS ON THERE AND THEY'RE LIKE, WELL, THEY'RE A BIG RICH ENTITY.

BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THOSE BUILDINGS ARE OWNED BY THE CITY WHO'S THEIR LANDLORD? WHO HAS RESPONSIBILITY TO CARE FOR THOSE BUILDINGS? SO PLEASE GO TALK TO YOUR BOND PERSON.

'CAUSE IF, IF THAT 60 MILLION DOESN'T GO THROUGH, THEN TO ME, THAT'S GONNA AFFECT SOME OF WHAT'S PLANNED HERE TOO.

'CAUSE SOME OF THAT MONEY'S GONNA HAVE TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE.

SO, UM, SO WHAT IS OUR ROLE IN THE BUDGETING PROCESS? I'M NEW TO THIS, SO WHAT DO WE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT? WE'RE, UH, GETTING THIS AS A, UH, FINISHED PRODUCT.

DO WE HAVE ANY INPUT ON THE, WHAT DID IT SAY FIRST PART, AND I DON'T, I JUST DON'T KNOW.

MARTIN TEAM WOULD DIRECT THAT QUESTION.

IT IS A BRIEFING ITEM I, FOR, FROM MY PURVIEW.

WE DO NEED YOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR PRESENCE IN YOUR DISTRICT SHOWING UP AT YOUR TIME.

SUPPORT OF AS STAFF, WHAT'S IN THE BUDGET BOOK IS WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR A CITY MANAGER TO SUPPORT.

UM, I'M FRESH OUT OF MEETING WITH THE CITY MANAGER AND HE IS IN SUPPORT OF WHAT WE'VE ASKED AND WHAT WE HAVEN'T ASKED THAT MAKES SENSE.

THINGS THAT WE HAVEN'T BROUGHT TO HIS ATTENTION.

HE'D LIKE FOR US TO BE MORE WILLING AND, UH, AT COMMUNICATING WHAT OUR NEEDS ARE, ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES TO DEFERRED MAINTENANCE BECAUSE SOME OF THOSE NEEDS COME ACROSS HIS DESK.

OBVIOUSLY THE BUDGET WE HAVE IS THE BUDGET WE WORK WITH.

WE WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS, RIGHT, TO ENSURE THAT OUR BUILDINGS ARE MAINTAINED AND CONSERVED.

SO WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB.

INTERDEPARTMENTALLY, OF COURSE, COLLABORATING AND ENSURING THAT WE'RE COMMUNICATING, PRESSING UP THOSE HIGH PRIORITIES TO THE CITY MANAGER FOR CONSIDERATION AND THE SUPPORT IN ADDRESSING WITHIN THE BOUNDS

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OF THIS BUDGET BOOK ANNOUNCE.

SO YOUR SUPPORT TO THAT END ON YOUR SUPPORTED TALKING TO, UH, THE COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT YOU REPRESENT, UM, AS IT RELATES TO WHAT'S PRESENTED HERE.

BECAUSE WHAT'S PRESENTED HERE IS THE BOOK, RIGHT? THIS IS THE BOOK.

THERE'S NOTHING'S GONNA BE EDITED.

SO WE'RE IN MY FIRST TOWN HALL SEASON WHERE WE'RE GOING TO BE GETTING COMMUNITY, BUT THAT CAN IMPACT THE, WE'VE ASKED FOR CAN IMPACT THE AMENDMENTS THAT WE MADE AFTER THE TOWNHOUSE SEASON.

SO IT'S JUST NOW IS THE TIME.

SO IF THERE'S SOME FEEDBACK OR SOME GUIDANCE YOU HAVE, WE'RE GONNA NEED THAT THIS SUB THIS MONTH ESSENTIALLY.

COMMISSIONER MC, COMMISSIONER MEEK ACTUALLY HAS HER HAND RAISED, BUT I WOULD WANT TO KNOW AFTER HER COMMISSIONER.

UH, YEAH.

YES, YES.

I HAD A QUESTION REGARDING THE, UM, BUDGET ITEM THAT WAS BEING, UM, ALLOCATED FOR THE SUPPORT FOR SMALLER ORGANIZATIONS.

I'M CURIOUS TO KNOW, UM, WHAT KIND OF PLANS GOING TO BE PUT TOGETHER IN ORDER TO DETERMINE HOW THAT MONEY GETS UTILIZED AND WHAT ARE THE, UH, PA AREAS WE'RE GONNA BE FOCUSED ON AS FAR AS THESE ORGANIZATIONS ARE CONCERNED? I DON'T EXPECT YOU TO HAVE AN ANSWER RIGHT NOW, BUT I WOULD BE LOOKING FOR A COMPREHENSIVE CLINICAL STRATEGY FOR HOW TO, UM, ASSIST THESE ORGANIZATIONS GOING FORWARD IF WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONER.

MEEK, UH, IF I UNDERSTOOD YOUR QUESTION CORRECTLY, YOU'RE ASKING ABOUT WHAT THE PLAN IS FOR THE, UM, CAPACITY BUILDING FUNDS? UM, YES.

WE DON'T HAVE QUITE A FULLY BAKED PLAN YET.

WE WERE, WE SUBMITTED THIS BASED ON, UM, TO ANSWER COMMISSIONER NUGENT'S QUESTION, UH, FEEDBACK WE WERE RECEIVING FROM ALL OF YOU ALL.

UM, SO WE SUBMITTED THIS TO THE CITY MANAGER FOR CONSIDERATION FOR INCLUSION IN HIS PROPOSED BUDGET.

UM, THERE IS NO CURRENT PLAN.

WE IMAGINE IT WILL BE SOME SORT OF PROGRAM WITH GUIDELINES.

WE ARE NOT SURE IF WE RUN THAT OURSELVES OR IF WE WOULD CONTRACT WITH A THIRD PARTY.

WE HAVE, UM, PARTNER DEPARTMENTS IN COMMUNITY CARE AND HOMELESS SOLUTIONS WHO HAVE BEEN EMBARKING ON SIMILAR CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVES, UM, WITH THEIR COMMUNITIES.

AND WE KNOW TALK IS ALSO WORKING ON THEIR ARTS ACCELERATOR PROGRAM.

SO WE WOULD BE WORKING WITH THEM AND SEEING WHERE THEY ARE IN ALL OF THEIR PROGRAMS AND ASSESSING WHAT WORKS FOR US, UM, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE REALLY HAVE A ROBUST ONE AS WELL AS TALKING TO SOME OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS.

UH, TWO AND A HALF, THREE YEARS AGO, WE DID FOCUS GROUPS WITH A LOT OF THE SMALL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS.

WE, UM, WANT TO STAY AROUND AND WE KNOW ARE NEWER OR EMERGING OR SMALL, UM, AND WE WOULD LIKELY WANT TO CONTINUE ENGAGING WITH THOSE GROUPS TO REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE SO WE'RE NOT DESIGNING SOMETHING WITHOUT THEIR INPUT.

DID THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, COMMISSIONER? UM, IT, IT, IT, IT TELLS ME THAT WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING YET, WHICH IS WHAT I WANTED TO KNOW.

, UM, I WOULD LIKE TO, I WOULD LIKE TO BE, UM, I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO BE ENGAGED IN THAT PROCESS.

UM, AS YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY THAT'S A GREAT LOVE OF MINE AND A GREAT STRENGTH OF MINE.

SO I'D LIKE TO AMEND THAT TO YOU ALL AS YOU ARE BEGINNING TO LOOK AT, UH, PUTTING TOGETHER THE CAPACITY BUILDING COMPONENT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONER MEEK, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS COMES? I JUST WANTED TO THANK COMMISSIONER BRAGON FOR BRINGING FORWARD THE, THE NEED TO MAINTAIN THE PUBLIC ART COLLECTION.

THE NUMBER HISTORICALLY FOR THAT IS PREPOSTEROUSLY LOW.

ALL 50% IS A BIG SOUNDING PERCENTAGE.

IT'S, IT'S VERY, VERY LITTLE, UH, WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING CARE OF WHAT WE HAVE.

I THINK THAT'S A ISSUE THAT EXISTS ACROSS THE CITY.

WE, IT, IT, IT, IT'S ALMOST PREPOSTEROUS TO ME THAT ALL MAINTENANCE IS DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.

WE SHOULDN'T BE TALKING ABOUT DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.

WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT MAINTENANCE.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS, I KNOW THIS IS ACROSS MANY DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS, MANY DIFFERENT BUILDINGS AND, AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

BUT I, I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE MORE MONEY GOING INTO CONTAINING THE PUBLIC ART COLLECTION AS WELL, ESPECIALLY SINCE WHEN WE ACCEPT A DONATED PIECE, WHICH IS VERY, IT'S RARE AND, BUT IT DOES HAPPEN.

THERE'S THE REQUIREMENT THAT THAT DONATION OF THE PIECE COMES ALONG WITH A PERCENTAGE OF MONEY TO PAY FOR ITS MAINTENANCE.

AND I THINK THAT WE SHOULD HOLD OURSELVES TO THAT SAME STANDARD OF CARE FOR THE PIECES THAT WE GENERATE, UM, WHICH ARE, YOU KNOW, THAT'S NOT FROM US.

MOST OF THE PUBLIC ART PIECES THAT ARE CREATED COME FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND FROM THE BOND AND, AND EVERYTHING ELSE, BUT WE CAN JUST KEEP BUILDING NEW THINGS ALL OF THE TIME AND LETTING THEM SLOWLY BROUGHT AWAY AND YEAH, I, I I I, I DON'T KNOW IF INCREASING THAT NUMBER MAKES IT LESS, YOU KNOW, EXCITING OR ACCEPTABLE OR IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT SEEMS LIKE IT WOULD BE CUT, UM, OUT AND SO WE DON'T WANT TO PUSH THAT UP HIGHER.

UM, BUT I, I REALLY FEEL LIKE WE, WE SHOULD BE DOING A BETTER JOB THERE.

AND COMPLAINED ABOUT

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THAT A LOT.

LIKE THEY WOULD CLOUD.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, AND THIS DOESN'T ACCOUNT FOR EMERGENCIES, LIKE WHEN SOMEBODY DRIVES INTO ONE OF THESE PIECES OR FREEZE OR SOMETHING HAPPENS AND WE HAVE TO DEDICATE THOSE RESOURCES NOT JUST TO MAINTAINING THINGS FROM GENERAL WEAR AND TEAR, BUT AN ACTUAL PROBLEM.

SO WE HAVE A LOT OF PIECES OUT THERE THAT HAVE GOTTEN ZERO CARE AND ARE FRANKLY, THEY BECOME EMBARRASSED OVER A PARTICULAR TIME AND IT'S DISRESPECTFUL TO THE ARTIST.

OH, THE COMMENTS, QUESTIONS.

I JUST HAVE ONE QUICK QUESTION ON THE FACILITIES MAINTENANCE.

DOES THAT COMPLETELY, LIKE, I'M LOOKING AT THE ONE SHEETER, UH, THAT GAVE US DIRECTOR AND IT, UM, THE CITY OWNS 19 VENUES.

DID THAT SOLELY COME OUT OF THE O A C BUDGET OR DO WE SHARE, DO WE GET BUDGET FUNDS? LIKE I KNOW PUBLIC ART'S ALWAYS COMPLICATED, NOT THE MAINTENANCE PART, BUT THE BUILDING OF IT ALWAYS COMES FROM OTHER PLACES.

ARE WE THAT SOLELY COMES OUT OF THE OAC C BUDGET? YES.

YES.

I WAS LOOKING AT THE TOP.

IT LOOKS LIKE THAT'S CULTURAL VENUES.

UM, LIKE THE BUDGET IS 15.

DOES, DOES THAT INCLUDE THE MAINTENANCE? DOES THAT INCLUDE THE, IS THAT THE WHOLE, IS THAT RIGHT? THE FIRST LINE ON THE ONE SHEET IS THE CITY ON CULTURAL VENUES, 19 CITY ON VENUES INCLUDING FOUR, FOUR CULTURAL CENTERS AND THERE'S A BUDGET.

IS THAT BUDGET, IS THAT EVERYTHING, THE EMPLOYEES, THE MAINTENANCE, ET CETERA.

AND THEN MY SORT OF PART B QUESTION IS, WITH RESPECT TO ALL THIS MAINTENANCE ON OUR CULTURALLY OWNED FACILITIES, DOES THAT ALL COME OUT OF THE OAC C BUDGET OR IS THAT BUDGET SHARED WITH OTHER PLACES? AGAIN, I'M STILL, I'M NOT BRAND NEW, BUT I'M STILL NEW TO FIGURING OUT THE BUDGET AND I KNOW THAT THE WAY WE PAY FOR THINGS COMES FROM DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS BUDGETS.

SO I WAS JUST CURIOUS AS TO WHETHER THAT'S ALL O A C.

SO IF YOU GO, I'M LOOKING AT MY BUDGET BOOK BECAUSE I HAVE RIGHT.

FULL BOOK, RIGHT? YEAH.

SO IT'S BROKEN DOWN.

YOU'LL LOOK, UH, IF YOU GO TO PAGE 3 0 1 WHERE WE BREAK DOWN THE SERVICE DESCRIPTIONS FIRST TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, RIGHT, CITY OWNED CULTURAL VENUES, UM, THE DOLLAR AMOUNTS YOU SEE ARE REFLECTED AND REPRESENT PROGRAMMING AND OPERATIONS AT, UM, THE MANAGED CULTURAL CENTERS AND THE 12 VENUES THAT MANAGE BY SOME OF OUR NON-PROFIT PARTNERS.

UM, SO THAT'S SPECIFIC TO, USUALLY THE FTES ARE LISTED HERE.

UM, AND EMERY SUPPORT ME IN ANSWERING ABOUT THE DEFERRED MAINTENANCE COSTS ON THOSE BUILDINGS.

'CAUSE I DON'T THINK WE SPLIT COSTS WITH B S D COMES, IT ALL COMES OUT OF THE O IT ALL COMES BUDGET AND SO THAT'S NOT INCLUDED.

WE'RE LIKE CLIENTS.

THEY SOMETIMES REFER TO US AS A CLIENT DEPARTMENT, SEE BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE IN THE BUDGET BOOK AT ONE, JUST UNDER 1.6 MILLION BUDGETED FOR 2324.

JUST UNDER WHAT? JUST UNDER 1.6 MILLION.

ONE FOR 19 FACILITIES.

1,590,000 FOR 19 FACILITIES.

YEAH.

ALTHOUGH THAT'S UP FROM 1.045 MILLION 2223.

ACTUALLY LOOKING AT THESE NUMBERS, I'M ACTUALLY CURIOUS 'CAUSE THE, THE 2223 FORECAST, THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE ACTUALLY GONNA SPEND, RIGHT? IS THAT RIGHT? SO HOW THAT WAS THE FORECAST AS OF MAY YES.

COMMISSIONER ACY.

SO HOW ARE WE ON BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE? ALMOST A QUARTER MILLION UNDER THE BUDGETED AMOUNT.

WE WERE ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR THE AV 27 70 OBJECT CODE 27 70 LINE, WHICH SHOULD BE A FEW ABOVE THAT.

I THINK WE'RE ON PAGE 3 0 6 OR 3 0 7 OF THE BUDGET BOOK.

I APOLOGIZE, I DON'T HAVE IT NEXT TO ME.

UM, YEAH, BUT THAT WE WERE OVER ON.

UM, SO WE BUDGET CENTRALLY FOR OUR BUILDINGS STUFF LIKE, YOU KNOW, AV SYSTEMS, UM, EQUIPMENT, OUR ACTUAL LIKE SPECIALTY A TWO BANNERS, WHICH IS ON MY MIND BECAUSE WE JUST WORKED ON THE CONTRACT FOR THAT.

SO WE ACTUALLY SHIFTED SOME BUDGET FROM THE 32 10 TO THE 27 70, UH, TO ACCOUNT FOR THAT BUILDING NEED.

UM, GENERALLY WE BUDGET IN 32 10 AND THEN OUR SENIOR CO MANAGER CULTURAL VENUES AND OUR, UM, CULTURAL FACILITIES MANAGER WORK TOGETHER ON THOSE BUDGETS, UM, TO UH, PRIORITIZE THE NEEDS ACROSS BUILDINGS.

WELL, I'M GOING TO WORK, I'M GONNA HAVE AT LEAST MAKE A P D F TO BUNDLE ALL THOSE PAGES SO IT'S EASY FINDING FOR YOU.

THAT'D GREAT.

SO WRESTLE THROUGH UNNECESSARILY.

Y'ALL SHOULD HAVE THIS THEN.

I'M SORRY, I HAVE ONE OTHER QUESTION ABOUT THE BUDGET.

IS THERE ANY, SINCE WE, ESPECIALLY ON THE ALLOCATION SIDE, WE

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REALIZE THAT WE'RE SO EXCITED ABOUT WHAT THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX IS DOING.

HAVE THERE BEEN ANY CALCULATION, AND THIS IS NOT MY QUESTION, IT ACTUALLY CAME FROM COMMISSIONER DANIEL WHO'S SMARTER THAN ME.

UM, IS THERE BEEN ANY CALCULATION, UM, OR THOUGHT TO WHAT THE VAN, WHAT THE VAN ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS IS GOING TO DO TO THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX? I KNOW OUR PERCENTAGE GOES UP EACH YEAR, BUT THE OVERALL IS GONNA GO DOWN.

THIS IS SOMETHING I KNOW THAT AGAIN CAN SPEAK TO, BUT I, BUT YOU KNOW, I NOTICED THAT THE PROJECTIONS ARE AS IF IT'S GONNA GO UP, UP, UP AS IF WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, IF IT'S 4% THIS YEAR AND 5% THE NEXT YEAR.

BUT I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A PERCENTAGE OF A SMALLER POT IF THE BAN ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS HOLDS.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE METRICS ARE, BUT I THINK IT'S A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF THAT HOT TAX THAT IS SHORT-TERM RENTALS.

AND SO I FEEL LIKE IT'S SOMETHING AS WE'RE, BECAUSE I KNOW WE'RE PROJECTING THE BIENNIAL BUDGET AND WE'RE, AND IN ALLOCATIONS WE KEEP SAYING WE CAN, WE'RE GONNA GET MORE BECAUSE WE'RE GONNA HAVE MORE HIGH TAX AND WE'RE GONNA BE ABLE TO DO MORE PROGRAMMING.

BUT THAT'S NOT GONNA BE TRUE.

EVEN IF IT'S A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF A SMALLER BUCKET.

YEAH, THERE ARE MORE HOTELS BEING BUILT.

IT'S A COMP I'M SURE IT'S A COMPLICATED CALCULATION FOR SOMEBODY THAT HAS MORE EXPERTISE ON THIS THAN I DO, BUT SORRY JIM.

UM, BUT ANYWAY, I THINK IT'S SOMETHING I JUST WANTED TO, UH, CALL IT TO YOUR ATTENTION AND MAKE SURE IT WAS SOMETHING WE WERE ANTICIPATING.

SO AIRBNB WAS PAYING INTO THE HUTT? NO INDIVIDUAL SHORT-TERM RENTAL OPERATORS WERE PAYING INTO IT, JUST LIKE DIRECTLY.

OKAY, COMMISSIONER TO ME, YOUR HAND UP COMMISSIONER.

WELL, I JUST WANTED TO, UM, KIND OF GO BACK TO WHAT JIM WAS ASKING.

UM, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN AN ADVOCATE AND SO I AM GOING TO MY DISTRICT ONE BUDGET MEETING WHERE, YOU KNOW, CHAD WEST CITY COUNCIL MEMBER CHAD WEST WILL BE THERE AND I'M SURE HE'LL PROBABLY, YOU KNOW, ASK ME TO TALK OR, OR SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE BUDGET.

AND SO I'VE PREPARED WITH THIS ONE SHEET.

UM, BUT I KIND OF FEEL LIKE YOU ALSO HAVE TO LISTEN TO CONSTITUENTS AND, AND REALLY MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S A, A HAPPY MARRIAGE THAT'S GOING ON, UM, THAT THEIR CONCERNS ARE BEING ADDRESSED AS PART OF THE BUDGET.

SO THAT'S WHY I WAS ASKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY SMALL VENUES AND LARGE VENUES AND ALL THAT.

BUT I MEAN GO GO AND AND ADVOCATE AND YEAH, I'VE GOT IT ON MY CALENDAR.

YES, THERE WAS A LOT OF TALK BEFORE ABOUT THESE SILENT DEPARTMENTS AND I BRING IT UP ALL THE TIME AND I'M SORRY IF YOU'RE TALKING TO HEARING IT, BUT HOW OFTEN ARE CULTURAL, UH, FACILITIES USED FOR, UM, COMMUNITY CARE AND ALL OF THOSE OTHER THINGS? IS THAT BEING HIGHLIGHTED WHEN WE'RE ADVOCATING HOW, HOW THEY'RE BEING USED FOR COMMUNITY, UM, OUTREACH AND YOU HELP, YOU KNOW, OTHER DEPARTMENTS USING, ARE USING THAT SPACE AND I'M JUST WONDERING IF WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT THAT SO THAT WE CAN HELP ADVOCATE, YOU KNOW, FOR THE, THE MONEY WE NEED FOR THOSE FACILITIES.

I KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN IN, YOU KNOW, THE CULTURAL SPACES AND HAVE RECEIVED WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER, YOU KNOW, MENTAL HEALTH, UH, , UM, CREATIVE MENTAL HEALTH CARE, UM, PRACTICES, UM, AND NOT JUST FROM THEATER ARTISTS TO, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WHO ON.

SO I'M WONDERING THAT, AND I DON'T KNOW THAT ANYBODY CAN ANSWER THAT QUESTION, BUT IT'S JUST A, SOMETHING TO CONSIDER.

THE OTHER QUESTION IS, AND MAYBE THIS IS A QUESTION FOR ANOTHER TIME, BUT IF WE ADVOCATE AS A GROUP FOR THE, YOU KNOW, AS MR. AUGH WAS SUGGESTING, DO WE GET TO HASH OUT LATER WHICH FACILITIES GET THE MONEY OR IS THAT DECIDED? WHO, HOW DOES THAT GET DECIDED, NATHAN? BECAUSE I'M STILL NEW.

I'LL, I'LL SAY THAT.

SO WE WERE, WE'RE WE'RE ASKING FOR 6%, RIGHT? AND WE GET IT.

HOW DOES IT GET BOND? YEAH, WHEN WE QUESTION CHAIR.

OH, SORRY.

OKAY.

I'M GETTING CONFUSED, RIGHT? UM, SO WEREN'T YOU JUST TALKING ABOUT HOW TO ADVOCATE FOR THE BOND THOUGH? YEAH, JUST NOTHING DID BUDGET.

OKAY.

SO I'M GETTING A LITTLE CONFUSED ABOUT THAT.

AND UM, OKAY, SO THAT'S THE NEXT QUESTION.

WHEN WE GO BACK TO PUBLIC ART, I THINK THIS IS ABOUT, THIS IS ABOUT BUDGET.

UM, I DON'T KNOW THAT THIS ACTUALLY MAKES SENSE, BUT IT'S JUST THE THOUGHT THAT I HAD THROUGH, HAVE WE EVER CONSIDERED OUR ASK PEOPLE OR ORGANIZATIONS ARE

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THE PEOPLE WHO OWN THE PROPERTIES CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC ARTWORK.

UM, YOU KNOW, HOW PARKS HAVE FRIENDS GROUPS, YOU KNOW, THAT HELP CARE FOR THE PARK.

I'M NOT ASKING FOR THOSE FOLKS TO ACTUALLY CARE FOR THE ART, BUT MAYBE TO PARTICIPATE IN FUNDRAISING FOR MONEY, TO CARE FOR PUBLIC ART.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WAS EVER SOMETHING THAT HAD BEEN CONSIDERED OR NOT AWARE OF THAT.

I THINK THAT'S KIND OF AN UNDUE BURDEN TO PUT ONTO THE RESIDENTS THOUGH.

HERE'S THE THING TO ME, WELL, NOT TO THE RESIDENTS, I JUST MEANT I DIDN'T KNOW IF THE CITY, TO ME, AND THIS IS A QUESTION, I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S SPEAKING OF THINGS HAVE NOT BEEN ASKED OR POTENTIALLY ANSWERED.

AGAIN, MOST OF THE PIECES THAT ARE IN THE PUBLIC ART CORRECT, UH, COLLECTION ARE TRIGGERED BY OTHER DEPARTMENTS HAVING, YOU KNOW, BUILDING PROJECTS LIKE THE THE RECREATION CENTER.

UM, AND THAT A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF THE BUDGET OF THAT 'CAUSE IT'S BOND FUNDING.

THERE'S IN THE CITY CODE THAT REQUIRES THAT A PUBLIC ART PIECE BE BUILT, WHETHER THAT'S 0.75 OR 1.5% OF THE BUDGET.

THAT'S HOW ALL THESE PIECES ARE COMING INTO BEING.

WE'RE NOT JUST CHOOSING TO MAKE NEW PIECES.

THEY, THEY, THEY PUSH THAT OVER TO US AND WE FACILITATE THE PROCESS OF CREATING THAT.

WITH THAT COMES TO US WITH THE BUDGET, AGAIN, IT'S A PERCENTAGE OF THE OVERALL BUDGET OF THE PROJECT AND WE FACILITATE THE PROCESS.

THE QUESTION I HAVE IS IF THEY'RE COM IS THERE ANY WAY FOR THAT THEY'RE REQUIRING THESE PIECES ARE BEING BUILT, WE SHOULD