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GOOD MORNING.

IT'S 10 0 2.

CONVENE A VERY

[Dallas Park and Recreation Board Special Session on September 7, 2023.]

EXCITING DAY OF DALLAS PARK ATIONS, UH, MEETING TO ORDER.

A LOT OF GOOD, EXCITING STUFF TO HAPPEN TODAY.

WITH THAT, I GET TO ONE OUR OF BUSINESS OF PUBLIC SPEAKERS, PUBLIC SPEAKER.

EACH SPEAKER WILL BE TO THE CHAIR, ONLY ANY SPEAKER WHO MAKES PERSONAL AND PERTINENT OR BECOMES BOISTEROUS WHILE ADDRESSING THE PARK BOARD OR RESORTS TO THROWING OBJECTS WILL BE REMOVED AND ADMITTED FAR FROM SPEAKER.

TODAY IS .

GOOD MORNING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

GOOD MORNING.

UH, I HAVE A BRIEF SPIEL HERE MARKED TO BE SENIORS ARE OLDER ADULTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN SENIOR CENTER PROGRAMS, EXPERIENCE BETTER PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING ACROSS SEVERAL MEASURES COMPARED TO NON PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING SOCIAL AND HEALTH BENEFITS, LOWER LEVEL OF DEPRESSION, SUPPORTIVE FRIENDSHIPS.

THANK YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION.

THANK YOU, GOVERNOR.

THANK YOU.

WITH THAT, UH, WE MOVE TO OUR NEXT POINT ON AGENDA, WHICH IS NOT ON AGENDA, WHICH WE HAVE A SURPRISING VISITOR HERE TODAY.

THERE IS OUR FRIEND MITCH FROM STATE FAIR OF TEXAS AND MUCH .

FIVE FIVE.

THERE YOU GO.

22 DAYS AWAY FROM OPENING DAY OF THIS TABLE.

YEAH.

GRAB A CAKE.

YEAH.

GETTING A BRAND NEW BOBBLEHEAD BIG PACK THIS YEAR.

COMMEMORATES THE HUNDRED YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BIG CAROUSEL ON THE MIDWAY.

AND OUR THEME THIS YEAR IS EXPLORE THE MIDWAY.

SO AWESOME.

THANK YOU.

BACK.

I GOT MITCH DOING SOME WORK TODAY.

SELFIE.

OH MY GOD.

SO MUCH.

HOW ARE YOU? GREAT TO SEE YOU.

GREAT.

SO EXCITED.

YEAH.

SO WELL, UH, MITCH, WE WANT TO THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF BOARD WHAT YOU DO.

YOU KNOW, I, I USED TO WONDER THAT YOU ONLY WORK MAYBE 10 DAYS IN A YEAR, BUT NO, I GUESS YOU WORK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, MAKE THAT THREE WEEKS HAPPEN.

SO TRULY, YOU KNOW, CITY IS GRATEFUL TO YOU AND THE WORLD IS GRATEFUL.

BEFORE OUR LITTLE TEXT LEAVES, CAN WE TAKE A GROUP PICTURE WITH THE BALL? WHERE ARE WE GOING? I, YEAH, DON'T, WHATEVER ALL THAT MELANIN.

SO I'M SO JEALOUS.

, I'M TOM NOT SQUEEZING.

YEAH, SIDEWAYS.

COME ON, MITCH.

YOU NEED, WE'RE, DO YOU SEE Y'ALL AT THE FAIR? THANK YOU.

AT LEAST THAT'S A BATTERY FOR REAL.

BYE Y'ALL.

SEE YOU LATER.

MARK.

.

IT'S NOT NOTICE OF BE DIFFERENT.

.

YOU LOOK VERY NATURAL.

LOOK,

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LOOK AT THE PICTURE.

WHOEVER HAS IT.

ONE WAY TO START OUR MEETING WITH THAT NEXT POINT OF BUSINESS APPROVAL OF MEETINGS FOR AUGUST 17.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? MR. SLAUGHTER? MR. KINS? UH, ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? I HAVE IT WITH THAT.

UH, I WAS TOLD TO, UH, GET STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS DONE.

SO ANY STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS? I DON'T KNOW WHY I WAS JUST TOLD , YOU HAVE STAFF ANNOUNCE, STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT, PRESENTATION, SO TO KEEP WITH THE MOOD SO WE HAVE SOME MORE EXCITING NEWS.

THE 2023 NATIONAL PARK AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IS COMING TO DALLAS.

YEAH.

OKAY.

SO STARTING IN OCTOBER, ACTUALLY OCTOBER 10TH THROUGH 12TH, 2023.

AND OUR PA WILL BE HERE IN DALLAS.

AND OUR TEAM HAS BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY OVER THE PAST YEAR PLANNING AS A PART OF THE LOCAL HOST COMMITTEE TO PREPARE TO BRING OVER 10,000 PARK AND RECREATION PROFESSIONALS TO DALLAS.

AND SO WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO DO THAT.

THE N R P A CONFERENCE IS ACTUALLY THE PREMIER, UM, CONFERENCE FOR PARK AND RECREATION PROFESSIONALS WHERE WE CAN LEARN ABOUT ALL THE NEW AND INNOVATIVE THINGS HAPPENING IN THE INDUSTRY.

UM, BE ABLE TO NETWORK WITH OUR INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND BE ABLE TO LEARN, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S GOING ON IN DIFFERENT TRENDS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO WE ARE REALLY EXCITED, AND I WANT TO NOTE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME N R P A HAS BEEN BACK TO DALLAS SINCE 1985.

SO THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

SO THEY'VE TRAVELED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, BUT DALLAS HAS POSITIONED OURSELVES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE CONTINUING TO BE INNOVATIVE AND TO BRING THE CONFERENCE HERE TO DALLAS.

SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

UM, SO JUST TO GIVE YOU SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS, WE ARE PRESENTING 16 SESSIONS AT THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE.

SO OUR STAFF HAS SUBMITTED, UM, THERE WERE OVER 700 PROPOSALS SUBMITTED.

DALLAS HAS CHOSEN 16, WHICH IS ALSO A RECORD FOR DALLAS.

WE'VE NEVER PRESENTED THAT MANY SESSIONS.

SO THE THINGS THAT WE ARE DOING AND HOW WE WERE ABLE TO PRESENT THAT TO THE COMMITTEE, THEY WERE REALLY IMPRESSED AND REALLY WANTED TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WHAT WE'RE DOING IN DALLAS.

SO THIS WOULD BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US AS WELL.

SOME OTHER THINGS THAT WE HAVE GOING ON IS WE HAVE SOME OPENING SPEAKERS.

OUR MAYOR HAS GENERALLY AGREED TO BE AN OPENING SPEAKER, UM, AT N R P A ON TUESDAY, AS WELL AS OUR DIRECTOR.

AND THIS WILL ALSO DO A WELCOME TO THE ENTIRE CROWD AT N R P A AND THEN FOR THE FIRST TIME, SO NONE, NO OTHER CITY HAS DONE IT, WE ARE HOSTING A WELCOME TO DALLAS SOCIAL.

SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THE DALLAS PARK AND RECREATION WANTED TO DO TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE WELCOMING OUR GUESTS, UM, TO THE CITY.

SO WE WILL BE HOSTING THAT EVENT, AND OF COURSE, EVERYONE HERE IS INVITED.

WE WILL DO THAT ON MONDAY, UM, MONDAY EVENING FROM FOUR TO 5:00 PM AND THEN WE'LL HAVE A, A LARGER SOCIAL THAT'LL FOLLOW AFTER THAT.

AND SO IT'LL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE NETWORKING AND BEING ABLE TO BRING EVERYBODY AND WELCOME THEM TO THE CITY.

IT WILL TAKE PLACE AT CLYDE WARREN PARK ON, UM, MONDAY EVENING.

ALSO, ON MONDAY WE HAVE OFFSITE INSTITUTES.

SO OFFSITE INSTITUTES ARE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ATTENDEES TO ATTEND, TO OBTAIN, UM, CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS TO KEEP THEIR C P R P, THEIR CERTIFIED PARK AND RECREATION PROFESSIONAL, OR THE CERTIFIED PARK AND REC RECREATIONAL EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATION.

AND SO, UM, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE REALLY EXCITING ABOUT THIS IS THAT, UM, OUT OF THE 12 INSTITUTES, ABOUT SEVEN OF THEM ARE TAKING PLACE AT DALLAS LOCATIONS.

SO WE'LL BE AT THE TRINITY RIVER AUDUBON, THEIR PARK, UM, DISCOVER FAIR PARK AND THE STATE FAIR AND BEHIND THE SCENES IS ACTUALLY ONE OF THE THINGS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE DOING.

AND LET ME TELL YOU, ALL OF THESE SESSIONS ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT.

SO THAT'S ALSO ANOTHER EXCITING HIGHLIGHT.

UM, WE'VE REACHED CAPACITY ON, WE CAN HOST THE, UM, LOCATIONS.

WE'LL BE AT THE ZOO, THE ARBORETUM, AND THEN WE'RE DOING A PAVILION TOUR OF THE UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE THAT OUR PLANNING AND DESIGN TEAM HAS PUT TOGETHER.

AND SO THE FOLKS THAT ARE IN PLANNING AND DESIGN AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WANTED TO HAVE OPPORTUNITY EXPLORE THAT AS WELL.

WE'LL ALSO HAVE A DAY OF SERVICE ON MONDAY.

THERE'S SO MUCH GOING ON ON MONDAY, BY THE WAY.

WE'LL HAVE A DAY OF SERVICE ON MONDAY, UM, AT LAKE CLIFF PARK.

SO WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR PARK MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS TEAM AND N R P A TO PLANT 150 TREES AT LAKE CLIFF PARK ON THAT DAY.

WE'LL HAVE ABOUT 200, 250 VOLUNTEERS OUT AS WELL TO HELP US WITH THAT DAY OF SERVICE, UM, TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN THE DALLAS COMMUNITY ON MONDAY AS WELL.

, WE'LL BE OUT AT CEDAR CREST GOLF COURSE FOR THE ANNUAL N R P A GOLF TOURNAMENT.

UM, SO WE'LL BE HOSTING THAT OVER AT CEDAR CREST.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE, THE LOCATION, UM, IT REPRESENTED DALLAS.

WE CHOSE THE HISTORICAL FOLKS TO BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY PLAY ON A MUNICIPAL COURSE.

UM, WHEN SOME OF THE IDEAS WERE THROWN OUT, OF COURSE, FOLKS WANTED TO GO OUT TO THE STAR AND, YOU KNOW, ALL OF THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS IN THE METRO PLAN.

BUT WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY WERE PLAYING ON A MUNICIPAL COURSE

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AS MUNICIPAL, UM, PARK AND RECREATION PROFESSIONALS SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER AS WELL THERE.

THERE'LL ALSO BE, AND THIS IS NOT ON MONDAY, IT'S ON THURSDAY.

WE WILL HOST A FIVE K WALK, RUN, ROLL AT KATY TRAIL.

SO WE WILL, THAT WILL TAKE PLACE OUT THERE.

UM, THE STARTING AND ENDING POINT WILL ACTUALLY BE AND THERE WILL BE A POST RACE EVENT THERE.

SO IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY.

SO TYPICALLY IN OUR N R P A, IT'S THE LAST DAY OF THE SESSION AT ABOUT, AGAIN, 250 FOLKS GET UP IN THE MORNING BEFORE THEY GO TO SESSION TO COME OUT TO DO THE RUN.

SO WE ARE ACTUALLY HOSTING THAT AS WELL.

UM, LISA MCCLENDON, ONE OF OUR PROFESSIONALS, HAS MANAGED THIS ENTIRE PROCESS FOR THE FIVE K.

SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT OPPORTUNITY.

UM, BUT AGAIN, BRINGING CONFERENCES TO DALLAS IS, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY NOT JUST ABOUT PARK AND RECREATION, BUT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO SHOWCASE OUR CITY AS WELL.

SO, YOU KNOW, FROM OUR ARTS AND CULTURES, THE DINING, ALL THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS.

SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT AND UNDERSTANDING WHEN WE BRING CONFERENCES TO CITIES, IT DOES HAVE A GREAT ECONOMIC IMPACT.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS AT VISIT DALLAS ON THIS AS WELL.

UM, WE'RE ANTICIPATING LIKE ABOUT 10,000 ATTENDEES AT THE CONVENTION, UM, WHICH BRINGS 12,000 PLUS HOTEL NIGHTS.

AND SO THEY ARE EXPECTING A REVENUE OR, WELL, NOT A REVENUE, AN ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ABOUT $14.6 MILLION, UM, ONCE THE CONFERENCE CONFERENCE COMES HERE.

SO IT'S A, IT'S A LOT MORE THAN, YOU KNOW, LEARNING.

THERE'S ACTUALLY AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ECONOMIC IMPACT AS WELL.

SO I JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND TELL YOU GUYS THAT WE'RE EXCITED FOR ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE BEEN ON ATTENDING.

SO MAKE SURE YOU TAKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK THROUGH THE SESSION, SOME THINGS OUT THAT ARE OUR INTEREST AND GUYS OVER.

THANK YOU'RE GOOD.

THANK YOU.

YES, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

SO YOU SO MUCH.

ARE WE, THIS IS GREAT.

ARE WE GONNA BE ABLE TO SHARE THIS WITH SOME OF THE FRIENDS GROUPS THAT WERE SOME OF THESE PARKS, UH, THAT THESE EVENTS ARE HAPPENING? YES.

OKAY.

IT'S GONE.

KEISHA, AS ALWAYS, YOU HAVE DONE AN AMAZING JOB AND ALL YOU'RE PLANNING, I KNOW IT'S BEEN A LABOR FOR THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF AND IT'S JUST GONNA SHOWCASE DALLAS FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY AND REALLY BROADLY, I MEAN, ACROSS THE SYSTEM.

SO WOULD YOU MIND, UM, THOSE DATES OF THOSE OF THE OFFSITE OF ? I KNOW WE HAVE THE, UH, OPENING PARTY, BUT WOULD YOU MIND SENDING THOSE, HAVE YOU SENDING THEM AND SEND THEM TO ALL OF US THAT, UM, WOULD LIKE TO, YOU KNOW, DIP IN IF POSSIBLE? I KNOW 'CAUSE THERE'S SEVERAL SESSIONS, BUT, UM, IF WE COULD CHOSE SUPPORT FOR STAFF AND, AND OUR PARTNERS AND JUST GOLF TOURNAMENT, KATY TRAIL, ALL THE THINGS.

SO, AND, AND I'M SO GLAD THAT IT'S NOT OCTOBER WHEN IT WON'T BE 107 .

SO, UM, PEOPLE WILL ACTUALLY WANNA COME BACK TO DALLAS.

SO JUST YOU AND YOUR TEAM AND ALEX AND THE WHOLE, UM, EVERYBODY THAT'S WORKED ON MAKING AN R P A COMING TO DALLAS SO SPECIAL.

UM, THANK YOU ON THAT.

THANK YOU.

EXCITED WITH THAT ISHA, THANK YOU.

YOU POSITIVITY TO THIS AND WE ARE SO PROUD TO GET WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UH, WITH THAT WE HAVE UPDATE ON, UH, SAFETY CHIEF RICK WATSON IS HERE TODAY.

YES.

BEFORE HE, BEFORE HE DOES THAT, I JUST WANNA RECOGNIZE, OF COURSE, MS. THERESA SPOKE A LITTLE BIT GO MINUTE AGO, BUT WE ALSO GOT OUR MARTIN, WE SENIORS HERE AGAIN, SEND LADIES BIG ADVOCATE OF THE COMMUNITIES YOU WANNA LET, LET ON THEY ALL HERE.

UH, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY.

BRAVO BEING HERE.

YES, PRESIDENT MEMBER MR. JOHNSON ASKED ME TO BRIEF THE BOARD ON SOME MAJOR INCIDENTS OCCURRED YOU, UH, ON THE INCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED.

I ASKED YOU, I'D LIKE TO START OUT FIRST, THE FIRST INCIDENT, FOUR WILLIE MA BUTLER BARRY JOHNSON.

WE HAD A HOMICIDE AND TWO ASSAULTS AT THAT POINT.

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, IT WAS THE COOKOUT THAT WAS TAKEN AND ONE WERE BASICALLY TWO JUVENILES SHOT AT AN INDIVIDUAL BUILDING.

SO AS A RESULT OF THE INVESTIGATION,

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DEPARTMENT ARRESTED A 13 YEAR OLD AND 15 YEAR OLD.

AT THE TIME, THERE WAS NO INDICATION THAT THIS ANY QUESTIONS? YES, SIR.

THE 13TH.

SO THE NEXT ONE WOULD BE JULY THE 28TH.

THIS TRAIL, WHAT WE HAVE HAVE PARK AND THEY FILED A MISSING PERSON REPORT ON CAMPUS.

AND ON THE 28TH OF JULY, THEY APPEARS TO BE A SELF.

SO THE LAST MAJOR INCIDENT, THIS IS A LITTLE CONVOLUTED, PATIENT WITH ON JULY THE 30TH, AND THIS HAPPENED IN ROYAL PARK, PARK, THEY RESPONDED, THE CAR FIRED WHILE THEY WERE THERE, THEY OBSERVED SOME BLOOD SPILL CASES.

THEY CONTACTED THE POLICE DEPARTMENT DISPATCHED AND WE RESPONDED, WENT OUT TO THE LOCATION, TESTED THERE WERE SHE, THERE WAS BLOOD LOCATED THERE IN THE PARKING.

HOWEVER, WE HAD NO COMPLAINT.

WE HAD NO SUSPECT INFORMATION.

ABOUT 4:00 AM IN THE DAY, A RESIDENT NEARBY MADE NINE ONE ONE PHONE CALL ABOUT BRANDON DIDN'T KNOW WHERE, WHERE IT CAME FROM.

JUST SHE HEARD RAN GUN FIRE.

OKAY.

ABOUT A WEEK AFTER THE OFFENSE OCCURRED, THE PLAINO POLICE DEPARTMENT ISSUED, PUT OUT AN INFORMATION REGARDING WHAT, AND IT WAS BASICALLY WHEN AFTER ALL THOSE TESTS TO SAY BY CHANCE, IF ANY OF YOU HAPPENED TO FIND SOME BLOOD, WHICH HAD A STOMACH BECAUSE THEY FOUND A VICTIM IN PLANO.

HOWEVER, THEY BUNCH OF BLOOD.

SO BASICALLY THE, THE PLAINTIFF POLICE DEPARTMENT, BECAUSE THEY FOUND THE BODY IN PLANO, THEY HAVE LEAD, THEY HAVE JURISDICTION WITH RESPECT TO INVESTIGATOR.

WELL, THEY INVESTIGATED AND THEY FOUND THE, WHO SHOT THIS INDIVIDUAL.

AND WHAT WE DON'T KNOW IS, AND HE ADMITTED SHOOTING THE INDIVIDUAL IN THE PARK, BUT WE , DID THE INDIVIDUAL DIE IN THE PARK? DID HE DIE WHILE THE SUSPECTS WERE ING HIS BODY TO PLAIN UP OR DID HE DIE AFTER THE BODY WAS DONE? THAT WE DON'T KNOW BECAUSE PLANO HAS JURISDICTIONAL, THEY FOUND THE DECEASED INDIVIDUAL IN THEIR CITY, THEREFORE THEY HAD LEAD ON INVESTIGATION.

BUT HE BEING INDIVIDUAL, SUSPECT BACK ADMIT TO SHOOTING THAT IF THIS DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE A STRANGER.

STRANGER.

SO THAT CONCLUDES THIS PART OF ANY KIND OF MAJOR INCIDENT THAT WE HAVE.

AND I'M SORRY, SOME QUESTIONS.

SO THE LAST THING, JUST AN UPDATE.

AND MS. JOHNSON HAD ASKED ME TO

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THE CAR WASH AT 42 17 SECOND AVENUE.

SO I REACHED OUT TO CHIEF MR. AND ASKED HIM, PROVIDE ME HAD TO WHAT THEY, SO HE PROVIDED ME THAT ACTIVITY FOR THE PAST 60 DAYS.

SO I'LL START OUT WITH MARK OUTS.

AND WHAT MARK OUT IS IT'S WHEN OFFICERS GO TO A PACIFIC LOCATION, THEY TELL THE DISPATCHER THEY'RE THERE ON A, WE CALL IT A 58, A ROUTINE INVESTIGATION.

THIS IS WHEN OUR OFFICERS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PATROL IT IN THE CAR OR EITHER GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE, SPEAK TO THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY, OR TO SPEAK TO ANYONE THAT HAPPENS TO BE ON THE PROPERTY AT THE TIME THE OFFICERS ARE THERE, IT'S EXTRA PATROL, HIGH VISIBILITY.

THE OFFICERS ARE IN THE AREA CONTACT WITH OR INDIVIDUAL CODE.

BUT FOR THE PAST 60 DAYS, THEY'VE DONE 38.

MARK THAT LOCATION.

SO THE CODE WITH RESPECT TO THEIR ACTIVITY, WHAT THEY'VE DONE, SAME TIMEFRAME LAST 60 DAYS, THEY ISSUED NOTICE A VIOLATION FOR ANY LAND USE FOR LITTERING LOUD AND DISTURBING NOISE AND OFF STREET PARKING.

THEY ALSO SAID THAT THEY REGULARLY MONITOR THE CAR WASH LATE AT NIGHT, CLOUD NORTH.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE N P O UNIT FOR SOUTHEAST OFFICER WENT OUT TO THE LOCATION JULY THE FIFTH AND THEY UPDATED THE CRIMINAL TRESPASS AFFIDAVIT FOR THAT PROJECT .

IN ADDITION TO THAT, IT WENT OVER TO THE C STORE TO CONDUCT AN INSPECTION.

HOWEVER, THE OWNER OF THE, THE C STORE WASN'T THERE, BUT THEY'RE GOING TO GO BUY AND THE INSPECTION THERE AND MR. THAT'S ABOUT WHAT CODE AND WHAT AUSTIN.

SO THEY, THEY KEEP MS. LASSET ABREAST OF WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

YES, SIR.

LADIES, GENTLEMEN, THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

ANY QUESTIONS? AND MR. ESLA? YES.

HAPPY.

UH, NO, NO, NO QUESTIONS.

CHIEF.

I'D LIKE TO SAY THANK, WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE BACK AND YOUR FAMILY'S DOING GOOD AND AS US AND FIRST RESPOND, WE'LL TELL YOU THANK YOU ENOUGH.

SO BLESS YOU.

APPRECIATE IT, APPRECIATE TIME AGAIN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING IN FOR THIS REPORT.

THANK YOU, MR. HAVE A GOOD DAY WITH, WITH YOU MOVE FOR NUMBER TWO AND THREE.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? SECOND SESSION CONSULTATION NUMBER FOUR, .

I HAVE A MOTION.

I SECOND MR. BLAIR DISCUSSION.

I HAVE A MOTION TO YES.

SORRY, GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

YEAH, I HAVE A MOTION TO DEFER THIS TO SEPTEMBER 21ST.

IT'S A MOTION TO DEFER THIS.

DO I HAVE A SECOND FOR THAT? MOTION? SECOND.

UH, MR. DICKY, ANY DISCUSSION ON DEFERMENT OF THIS MOTION? JUST TO SAY THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR THREE YEARS AND WE JUST NEED TO GET SOME MORE.

WE JUST NEED TO GET THE, REVISE THE SCOPE OF WORK FOR THE CONSULTANT TO BE ABLE TO UPDATE THE LANGUAGE.

IT'S THERE, WE JUST NEED IT FOR THE PUBLIC.

SO, UH, THAT'S FINE.

DISCUSSION ON THE WITH THAT, ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? I HAVE IT.

SO THIS IS THEREFORE FOR DATE IS NOT THERE.

OPPOSED? UH, NUMBER FIVE, FAIR PART.

COULD DO I HAVE A MOTION

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VOTE A PLOT OR SECOND.

ANY DISCUSSION , UH, MS. , SO, OKAY, THANK YOU.

SO WE DISCUSSED THIS IN PLANNING AND DESIGN AND THERE WAS A LOT OF WORK ORDER CHANGES THAT THAT TOOK PLACE THAT DIDN'T SEEM ACCURATE ON WHY IF THAT SCHEDULE WAS PROVIDED TO THE CONTRACTOR, WHY THERE'S SO MANY WORK ORDER CHANGES.

AND WE TOLD US THAT IT WAS, BECAUSE THAT FAIR PART, UM, FIRST NEEDED TO MAKE REVENUE, UM, ON THESE.

AND SO THERE'S BEEN A LITTLE BIT OF DISCREPANCY ON BACK AND FORTH.

AND SO I HAVE, UH, QUESTIONS THAT I, I SENT OUT, UH, IN REGARDS TO THIS.

GIMME ONE SECOND.

UM, AND I STILL DON'T THINK I HAVE CLARITY ON IT.

ON WHAT, UM, ONE SECOND ON, DID FAIR PARK FIRST MAKE AN ATTEMPT TO EITHER POSTPONE THE EVENT DATE OR FIND ANOTHER LOCATION FOR THE EVENT AND ONE OF THEIR MANY VENUES IN FAIR PARK, SINCE THIS WAS WORKING, BEING WORKED ON IN THE CENTENNIAL BUILDING, ALL THE DIFFERENT OTHER VENUES ON SITE COULD HAVE HOSTED WHAT THE LETTER SAYS FROM THE CONTRACTOR IF THEY AUTOMOBILE, UM, UH, WORKSHOP OR NOT WORKSHOP, AUTO EVENT.

UM, AND THEN IF THAT'S THE CASE AND THE TAXPAYERS ARE THE ONES WHO ARE PAYING THE PRICE ON THESE WORK ORDER CHANGES, HOW MUCH REVENUE DID THEY MAKE ON THAT EVENT THAT'S NOW COSTING THE TAXPAYERS? CHRIS? AND YEAH, MR. LOU ALLEN IS HERE TOO.

BUT CHRIS, DO YOU WANT TO RESPOND OR DO YOU WANT, UM, I'D ACTUALLY PREFER IF MR. ELA WOULD COME UP AND, AND, UH, ADDRESS SOME OF THESE ISSUES.

THANK YOU.

PLEASURE.

GOOD MORNING ALL.

IT'S ALWAYS LOVELY TO VISIT WITH PARK BOARD.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

SO, UH, ON THIS PARTICULAR CASE, WHAT WE HAVE IS WHAT I THINK OF AS A VERY ANOMALOUS ISSUE.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH STAFF INCLUDING, UH, NOT ONLY CHRISTINE, BUT ALSO TRENT AND MELISSA CREW, UH, ON DELIVERING A NUMBER OF THE BOND PROJECTS IN 2017 BOND REFERENDUM.

AND IN ALL OF THOSE YEARS WE'VE NEVER HAD A MISSTEP.

HOWEVER, ON THIS ONE, SOMETHING VERY UNIQUE HAPPENED.

THE INITIAL BID CAME BACK, IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING OF ROUGHLY $5 MILLION AHEAD OF BUDGET THAT HAD TO THEN BE REBID WHILE IT WAS BEING REBID.

UM, WHILE WE COMMUNICATE VERY EFFECTIVELY AND VERY WELL, AT SOME POINT THERE WAS A BREAKDOWN AND THAT RESULTED IN US NOT KNOWING WHEN THAT PROCESS WOULD PLAY OUT, HOW LONG IT TAKE AND WHAT DATES MIGHT BE IMPACTED.

SO A NUMBER OF STILL READY THEN FELL INTO THIS WINDOW.

SO THIS ISN'T NECESSARILY JUST AN ISSUE OF OTHER EVENTS BEING ADDED.

NOW, THERE WERE A NUMBER OF EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE OVERLAPPING SCHEDULE, AMOUNTING TO, UH, $825,000 IN NET REVENUE FOR FAIR PARK, WHICH I THINK IS HOPEFULLY ALL OF THEM, UH, IS MAINTAINED FOR THE BENEFIT OF FAIR PARK AND UNDERWRITES OUR OPERATIONS, UM, THOSE FUNDS.

HOWEVER, WHILE BENEFICIAL IN FAIR PARK, I I I THINK I REALLY WANNA HIGHLIGHT THAT THIS WAS AN ANOMALY.

I I VIEW THIS AS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN WORKING VERY EFFECTIVELY FOR FIVE YEARS WITH THE CITY OF DALLAS AND I THINK THE MOST OF THEIR STAFF.

UM, ULTIMATELY I SEE, UH, A PERSPECTIVE OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY IN ALL OF OUR INTERACTIONS.

AND I DON'T THINK ANYTHING ANOMALOUS PLAYED OUT HERE EXCEPT FOR A BRIEF CHANGE IN TIMELINES AND THE RELATIVE CONVERSATIONS THAT NEED TO BE DISCUSSED.

DO YOU KNOW WHEN THE, UH, WHEN THE BIDDING PROCESS CHANGED? BECAUSE I'M NOT SURE IF WE HAVE ALL OF THIS IN OUR BACKGROUND.

SO UNFORTUNATELY I DON'T HAVE ALL OF THE DATES BECAUSE WE DON'T ADMINISTRATE THOSE CONTRACTS.

YOU KNOW, WE COORDINATE, UH, WITH PARK DEPARTMENT WHO ADMINISTRATES, UH, ALL OF THE, UH, I THINK IT WAS PROPOSITION C 2017 BOND FUNDS BECAUSE THAT OF COURSE PREDATES OUR EXISTENCE AND OUR CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF DALLAS.

OKAY.

CHRIS, DO YOU KNOW WHEN THIS BID CHANGED UNDER AND HOW IT CHANGED? BECAUSE IT SAID THAT THEY BEGAN IN 2021, BUT I'M NOT SURE IF WE WERE BROUGHT TO UP TO DATE AND UP TO SPEED.

I'M TRYING TO GO AND ADDRESS THIS.

WELL, WHEN THE BIDDING, WHEN THE BID PROCESS WAIT, WHEN THE BIDS CHANGED ON WHO, WHO'S BIDDING JOB? CENTENNIAL BUILDING , OF COURSE THAT'S GETTING THAT PROJECT IN WAY

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SURE.

STATE EXACTLY HOW MANY DAYS OF DELAY.

WHEN DID THE BID CHANGE? LIKE IT CHANGED HANDS ON? WHO BID OUT THE JOB? UH, NO, I DON'T, I'M NOT AWARE OF THIS.

OKAY.

WHO IN THIS DEPARTMENT IN PLANNING DESIGN WOULD KNOW PERHAPS, UH, STEFAN OKAY.

ADDRESS THAT BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ANY OF THAT IN OUR BACKGROUND.

AND SO WE'RE SUPPOSED TO VOTE ON SOMETHING THAT'S THE TAXPAYER'S MONEY, AND I JUST WANNA MAKE SURE THAT BARELY WE ARE DOING OUR DUE DILIGENCE WITH ALL THE INFORMATION TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A CORRECT VOTE AND ACCURATE.

IT WAS AS, UH, DESIGN DOCUMENTS IS WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY FOR THE BUILDING.

AND IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THAT AWARDED, UH, DEATH RESPONSIVE DINNER WAS JILL BROWN COMPANY.

SO THAT, UH, WE NOT CHANGE HANDS.

THERE ARE OTHER ENTITIES INVOLVED WITH THE PROJECT, YOU KNOW, SOME OTHER MAINTENANCE ITEMS, BUT NOT ON THE .

WAS JOEL BROWN GIVEN A SCHEDULE OF THE EVENTS? YES.

FOR THIS ISSUED IN MARCH FOR ALL THE EVENTS THAT WERE HAPPENING IN THE CENTENNIAL BUILDING.

HE WAS VERY PROVIDED.

I'M REALLY, I'M TRYING TO WRAP MY HEAD AROUND THIS INFORMATION THAT TO PROCESS.

SO IN THE LETTER THOUGH, THAT JOEL BROWN STATES, IT'S THAT HE SAYS THAT THE AUTOMO, BECAUSE THERE WAS AN AUTOMOBILE EVENT THAT HAPPENED THAT WE'RE NOW GOING TO VOTE ON THIS $177,000 OR WHATEVER CONTRACT.

UH, AND THEN CHRIS, YOU STATED THAT IT'S BECAUSE WE HAVE TO LET OUR FAIR PARK FIRST.

PEOPLE MAKE THE MONEY AND THE REVENUE.

DO WE KNOW HOW MUCH, UM, THEY MADE OFF OF THIS EVENT? WELL, I BELIEVE MR. WELLENS INDICATED THAT THERE WAS A $35,000 IN REVENUE GENERATE IN FROM THE, IN THIS LETTER FROM JOEL.

IT SAYS AN O ONLY.

THAT WAS BECAUSE OF AN AUTOMOBILE BUILDING.

I MEAN, AUTO AUTOMOTIVE, OH MY GOSH.

AN AUTOMOBILE EVENT.

DO WE KNOW HOW MUCH THAT EVENT PARTICULARLY MADE? WE, WE DON'T YOU'RE AFRAID TO BRING ANOTHER CHAIR TO THE TABLE? SORRY, TO, UH, PLAY MUSICAL CHAIRS HERE.

UM, YEAH, THAT PARTICULAR EVENT, UH, GENERATED ROUGHLY $25,000 IN, UH, NET REVENUES FOR THE PART.

BUT AGAIN, THIS WASN'T AN ISSUE.

THAT ONE EVENT BEING BAND AS A MATTER OF FACT, UM, BECAUSE WE DON'T ADMINISTRATE THIS, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO SPEAK ON IT.

BUT IT SEEMS A LITTLE THAT, UM, A MOVE THAT I, AS I UNDERSTAND IT WOULD'VE COMPROMISED ABOUT 150 YARDS, UH, WOULD'VE RESULTED IN SUCH AN EXTENSIVE CHARGE.

I CAN'T SPEAK TO THAT 'CAUSE WE DON'T ADMINISTRATE THAT.

WE HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF TRUST, CHRISTINE AND BRENT STEFAN AND THEIR TEAMS AND EXECUTING THESE PROJECTS.

UM, I UNDERSTAND THE DESIRE MAKE IT AN APPLES TO APPLES COMPARISON.

MY COMMENT WAS SIMPLY THAT OUT.

DOESN'T MEAN OF THE LARGER SCHEDULE MATTER FOR US, IT'S ALL WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO VOTE ON WHETHER THERE'S THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WE'RE DOING A WORK ORDER CHANGE.

NUMBER TWO FOR, TO SAY IT'S BECAUSE OF ONE EVENT.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S IN THE WRITING.

AND, UH, MS. UH, DE UH, THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT.

UH, I'M REALLY ENCOURAGED TO HEAR THAT THIS WAS A ISOLATED EVENT.

UH, BUT IN READING THE BACKGROUND, IT DID APPEAR THAT THERE WAS A COMMUNICATION ISSUE.

AND I TRUST, AND I THINK I'VE TALKED TO YOU ALL OFFLINE, THAT YOU'RE FIXING THAT, THAT COMMUNICATION THOUGHTS THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

UH, WE KNOW IT NOW PROBABLY WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN, AND I APPRECIATE THAT.

BUT, UM, JUST WANNA MAKE SURE, 'CAUSE I WENT BACK, I LISTENED TO THE COMMITTEE HEARING AND, UM, I WAS JUST A LITTLE CONCERNED BY, UM, THAT THE STATEMENT THAT FAIR PARK FIRST HAS TO MAKE MONEY AND THEY'RE NOT GONNA TURN DOWN EVENTS WELL IN THIS CASE, UH, I WOULD JUST ASK TO RECONSIDER THAT IN THAT WE NEED TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY WITH FAIR PARK FIRST.

THEY ARE OUR PARTNERS.

THEY OVERSEE O B G 360.

THAT'S A, THAT'S A REGULATORY RELATIONSHIP.

AND THE CONCERN

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THAT I HAD YEARS AGO WAS REGULATORY CAPTURE.

THAT FAIR PARK FIRST WOULD BE SO CLOSELY TIED TO SPECTRA THAT NOW B G 360, THAT THEY WOULD EFFECTIVELY BE CAPTURED BY THE CLIENT AND THAT OUR OVERSIGHT WOULD BE DILUTED.

AND, UH, AS A, A MEMBER OF, OF THE BOARD, UH, THEIR LIAISON ALONG WITH MR. WOOD ATTENDING THE BOARD MEETINGS, I DID GET A BIT OF A SENSE THAT THE OVERSIGHT REALLY, THAT WASN'T A HUNDRED PERCENT IN THE BOARD MEETINGS, THAT THE QUESTIONS WEREN'T BEING ASKED.

IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN.

BUT I WOULD SAY THAT THERE'S BEEN A BIG CHANGE THAT I'VE NOTICED.

UNFORTUNATELY, I'VE MISSED THE LAST COUPLE OF MEETINGS DUE TO CONFLICTING BOND TASK FORCE MEETINGS.

BUT I'VE NOTICED A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN, I GUESS THERE'S THE NEW BOARD MEMBERS THAT ARE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND THEY'RE ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS.

AND SO I'M VERY ENCOURAGED THAT I THINK THIS OVERSIGHT OF FAIR PARK FIRST OVER THE OB G 360 IS, THERE IS NO RE THERE'S, MY CONCERN IS IT'S KIND OF DIMINISHED GREATLY IN TERMS OF ARE THEY TAKING CARE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE GETTING THE BEST DEAL WE CAN FROM OUR FOR-PROFIT PARTNERS THERE.

AND I THINK TO THE EXTENT THAT THERE FAIR PARK FIRST CAN BE INCLUDED IN WHATEVER SCHEDULING IS DOING TO THE MOST DEGREE POSSIBLE SO THAT THEY ARE INVOLVED, UH, AT THE SENIOR LEVEL SO THAT EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYTHING THAT WITH THIS KIND OF ISSUE.

BUT I DO, LOOKING AT THE DETAIL OF THIS, I DO, I FEEL SORRY FOR THE VENDOR AND THAT LIKE EVERYTHING GOT CHANGED DOWN THEN, BUT THE NUMBERS SEEMS STRANGE TO ME.

AND THERE WAS A QUESTION ASKED, I THINK BY MISS MANDELA COMMITTEE MEETINGS, LIKE $71,000 TO TRANSPORT MATERIALS BECAUSE THEY HAD TO MOVE.

IT SEEMS LIKE A LOT.

WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT? AND I DON'T THINK THAT WAS ANSWERED, BUT DO YOU HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THAT QUESTION NOW? LIKE WHAT, HOW DID THAT MOVING STUFF GET TO BE $71,000? UH, IT COULD BE JUSTIFIABLE, BUT AGAIN, WE DID NOT ADMINISTRATE THE CONTRACT.

I WILL QUESTION JUST IN GENERAL, WHY SHIPPING ANYTHING TO A PROPERTY, HAVING TO RELOCATE IT 150 METERS AWAY WOULD RESULT IN ANY SUBSTANTIVE COST OVERRUNS? UH, BUT AGAIN, WE DO NOT ADMINISTRATE THE CONTRACT AND IN NO WAY AM I TRYING TO TASK TO GET A PROCESS THAT WE DON'T JUST, UH, WHAT I CAN SPEAK TO MR. DICKEY, AT LEAST FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE, IS WE ARE VERY MUCH COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE THAT THE COMMUNICATION GAP THAT OCCURRED HERE DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.

AND THAT FUTURE ITEMS ARE CONTINUED TO BE COORDINATED AS WELL AS THEY HAVE BEEN OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS WITH YOUR STAFF.

SO CHRIS, WHO ADMINISTER THE CONTRACT, JUST TO FOLLOW UP ON THAT, SO WHO, WHO SHOULD'VE QUESTIONED THE 71,000 THAT WOULD BE OUR PLANNING AND DESIGN STAFF IS THEY NEGOTIATED THE CHANGE.

OKAY.

WHO IS THAT STAFF WHO NEGOTIATED? CAN YOU UPDATE THE BOARD ABOUT THE DISCUSSION WHEN THEY QUESTION FOR, I THINK I REMEMBER A DISCUSSION WITH CHRIS , HE SAID, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE DONE THESE THINGS AND IT WOULD BE LIKE 10, 15,000.

SO WHAT WAS THAT NEGOTIATION? I WOULD LOVE THIS ROOM TO, UM, THAT WOULD'VE BEEN TRENT AND HIS STAFF THAT DID THAT NEGOTIATION.

TRENT, ANY ANY THOUGHTS ON WHY THEY CHARGED US THAT SENT HIM THOUSAND BUCKS? I THINK WE'D HAVE TO GET A BREAKDOWN OF THE MAN HOURS, EQUIPMENT RENTAL AND TIME IT TOOK TO GET ALL THIS DONE.

MY UNDERSTANDING, TAKING THE CALLS THAT DAY WHEN IT CAME UP IS A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF GETTING PEOPLE TO THE JOB THAT WEREN'T SCHEDULED AND WORK.

THEY WORKED TWO STRAIGHT DAYS, 24 HOURS A DAY DONE.

SO HOW MANY PEOPLE DID THAT TAKE? HOW MANY, MANY HOURS MISSING THAT DATA IN THE CHANGE ORDER, THAT WOULD HELP GET AN UNDERSTANDING.

I THINK THAT'S WHERE IT REALLY DISTILLS DOWN TO IS THE, THE NUMBER OF INCREMENTAL DOLLARS PER TASK PER HOUR.

AND I'LL LET MR. SLAUGHTER SPEAK, BUT I THINK CLEARLY CHANGE ORDERS WILL HAPPEN.

BUT SEEMS THAT, THINK, YOU KNOW, CONTRACTORS THAT TREATING US AS A GOTCHU ATTITUDE OF THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN.

10,000 LET'S IT UP TO 70,000.

BUT ANYWAY, MR. SLAUGHTER, FIRST OF ALL, I I I AGREE WITH MR. DALE DICKIE AS A COMMUNICATION, AND I THINK WE SHOULD, YOU KNOW, HOLD TO THAT POINT.

I DON'T THINK WE'VE GOT PARTNERS.

WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS.

AND I, I SUPPORT FIRE FIRST QUARTERLY.

WE CAN'T PENALIZE THEM FOR SOMETHING THAT A CONTRACTOR DID.

HE DIDN'T

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PUT THE $71,000 IN MY BIGGEST PAY PUSH.

BUT WE GET A CONTRACT AND WE HAVE ALL THESE CHANGE ORDERS AFTER GET THE CONTRACT, AND I DON'T THINK WE NEED TO PUNISH FIRE PART FIRST.

I'M BIG SUPPORT OF IT.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT MY ISSUE IS.

EVERY TIME WE GET A CONTRACT AND WE GET THESE LOW BIDDERS AND THEY, WE GET ALL THESE CHANGE ORDERS AND THEN THEY ESCALATE.

SO THE COMMUNICATION PART THAT MS. ELL WAS TALKING ABOUT, I AGREE WITH A HUNDRED PERCENT AND I THINK WE'RE GONNA CORRECT THAT SHE NOT HAVE ONE OF OUR PARTNERS SIT AT THIS TABLE AND TRY TO PENALIZE THEM FOR WHAT A CONTRACTOR DID YOU.

SO THAT'S MY 2 CENTS.

OKAY.

MISS ? YEAH.

YES.

THANK YOU.

SO THE REASON WHY FAIR PARK VERSUS HERE IS BECAUSE I THINK IT'S LIKE DA IS SAYING ONE THING, FAIR PARK VERSUS GONNA COME BACK AS ANOTHER.

IT'S MORE CLARIFICATION, UM, AND REALLY KIND OF EASE THE, THE, THE ATTENTION THAT AS A PARK BOARD TRYING TO ASK QUESTIONS.

SO IT'S ONLY FOR CLARITY.

IT'S NOT ANY AT ALL ON THE ATTACK.

UM, BUT YOU DO HAVE ON PAGE 51, UH, OF OUR AGENDA PACKET WHERE THERE IS A BREAKDOWN OF COSTS.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT MR. DICKEY'S REFERRING TO WHEN HE SAYS THE 70,000, WHICH WHAT I REFER TO IN THE LAST PLANNING AND DESIGN COMMITTEE MEETING.

UM, AND THERE'S AN $18,975 FOR ROOFING PREMIUM OVERNIGHT NIGHT HOURS FOR CAR SHOW SHUTDOWN.

UH, AND SO ALL THERE IS VERY MUCH THE BREAKDOWN, UM, OF HOW THE COSTS WERE ALLOCATED FOR THIS WORK ORDER CHANGE, WHICH IS, I THINK, WHICH IS THE BIGGEST THING IS IN QUESTION.

AND WHERE'S THE OVERSIGHT OF THAT? AND, UH, UH, MS. ELL BEFORE WE PROCEED, MR. JENKINS WANTS PROCEED.

YEAH.

UM, I, I'M GONNA RECOMMEND WE DEFER THIS LETTER.

THAT'S OTHER INFORMATION YOU ALL NEED TO HAVE SO YOU CAN MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

ALSO, DID INSTRUCT MY STAFF DECISIONS LIKE THIS ON DELAYING SOMETHING.

I KNOW I WAS OUT, BUT THAT HIT MY DESK AND I MAKE THE DECISION IF I'M GOING TO DELAY, DELAY OR NOT.

SO, UM, MR. LU, IF WE DELAY FOR TWO WEEKS AND WE FULLY SUPPORT FAIR PARK FIRST, PLEASE DON'T GET US WRONG.

THIS IS MORE ABOUT, YOU KNOW, CONTRACT MANAGEMENT.

SO WE ARE NOT TRYING TO PENALIZE FAIR PARK FIRST.

CERTAINLY RESPECT THAT, AND THAT WAS CERTAINLY NOT MY IMPRESSION FOR ANY OF THE QUESTIONS.

UH, THE NATURE OF A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IS THAT WE CONDUCT OURSELVES AS TRANSPARENTLY AS POSSIBLE AND WE WILL ALWAYS CONTINUE TO DO, WE'RE HAPPY TO COME BACK IN TWO WEEKS AND OF COURSE, OFFLINE CONNECT WITH STAFF AS WELL AS PARK BOARD MEMBERS IF IT HELPS, UH, LEAD TO, UH, FAVORABLE RESOLUTION.

.

YEAH.

GOOD.

SO WITH THAT, YOU KNOW, I THINK A COUPLE OF WEEKS WON'T BE LATE TO THE, DOES SOMEONE HAVE A MOTION TO, WE'RE GONNA BRING BACK A AND THEN MR. WOOD WANTED TO SAY SOMETHING.

SORRY, AGAIN, WE HAVE A COUPLE OF YEAH, MR. I I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU.

UM, THERE IS A COMMUNICATION, UM, BREAKDOWN SOMETIMES, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, UM, WE CAN'T NOT DO A EVENT AT FAIR PARK.

FAIR PARK FIRST IS OUR PARTNER.

THEY'RE RUNNING OUR PARK.

THEY'RE NOT MAKING MONEY FOR THEMSELVES, THEY'RE MAKING MONEY FOR THE PARK, IMPROVING OUR PARK, OUR PARK FAIR, PARK, OURS.

UM, AND IF THEY DON'T DO THE EVENT, THEY MIGHT NOT COME BACK NEXT YEAR.

THEY MIGHT NOT COME BACK IN THE FUTURE, AND THEY MAY HAVE DONE A MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT WITH THIS VENDOR.

WE DON'T KNOW THAT.

UM, IT MAY LEAD TO A MULTI-YEAR, UM, EVENT GOING FORWARD.

UM, BUT ULTIMATELY, DO WE LIKE TO PAY THESE OVERAGES? NO, $71,000 IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS.

UM, 70 SOME THOUSAND, I THINK 70, UM, IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS IS NOT A LOT OF MONEY IN OUR WORLD, UM, WHEN WE'RE DEALING WITH THE CITY AND THESE CONTRACTS.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT'S ABOUT OUR PARK AND WE'RE PUTTING THE DELAY.

I MEAN, WE'RE REALLY JUST TRYING TO GET THIS PROJECT DONE AND WE DELAY IT EVEN TWO WEEKS.

THAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH THE CITY.

WE DELAY, WE DELAY, WE DELAY, WE CONTINUE TO RAISE COSTS EVERY DELAY THAT WE HAVE, AND IT BRINGS IT BACK AND WE SEE THIS AGAIN.

AND WE'RE GONNA HAVE THE SAME DISCUSSION IN TWO WEEKS AND SAY, OH, WELL THIS WASN'T THERE.

AND PEOPLE WILL WAIT UNTIL THE TABLE INSTEAD OF ASKING THESE QUESTIONS BEFORE, UM, AND GETTING, YOU KNOW, RESOLUTION.

UM, BUT I DO APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT WE IDENTIFIED THAT THERE WAS A BREAKDOWN AND THAT WE ARE WORKING ON A BETTER COMMUNICATION.

I THINK THAT'S THE ULTIMATE, UM, DOLLARS HERE.

UM, OR THE LEARNING LESSON IS THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE BETTER COMMUNICATION BETWEEN OUR

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PLANNING AND DESIGN.

I THINK FAIR PARK FIRST SHOULD ACTUALLY HAVE A BETTER SEAT AT THE TABLE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE PART OF THE PLANNING, UM, AND THE OVERSIGHT OF THESE PROJECTS.

UM, AND I DO BELIEVE THAT IN THE GRAMMAR, UM, AND ALL THOSE FUTURE PROJECTS, THAT FAIR PARK FIRST IS ACTUALLY THE ONE LEADING THAT.

SO IT WILL HELP, UM, IN THE, UM, SO THANK YOU FOR, UH, WORKING CLOSER WITH OUR HOLDERS, MR. DKE.

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT I SAID EARLIER.

UM, I, UM, I DO, I THINK IT'S THE COMMUNICATION IS THE ISSUE AND I THINK THAT THAT'S WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE.

I THINK IT'S GONNA HAPPEN, IT'S GONNA BE GOOD, AND THIS IS GONNA BE A BENEFIT, ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THE PROJECTS WE'RE GONNA HAVE COMING.

THIS IS A GOOD THING THAT WE'RE GETTING THIS SORTED OUT.

NOW.

THE ONLY THING I WOULD SAY ABOUT THE VENDOR, I DID RAISE THE QUESTION ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THEY WERE BUILDING US FOR THESE THINGS, BUT IN THE END, END OF THE DAY, IT'S REALLY US, THE FAIR PARK PERSON, PARK BOARD, THE PARK DEPARTMENT THAT REALLY CREATED A SITUATION THAT CAUSED THEM TO HAVE TO DO THAT.

AND I, I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE THE PROJECT MANAGER ON THEIR SIDE WHEN ALL THIS CHANGES HAPPENED AND STRESS OUT, NO TELLING WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND OTHERWISE.

SO I DON'T REALLY, I, I QUESTION THE NUMBERS A LITTLE BIT, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, ON THE BIG PICTURE, WE PUT SOMETHING ON THEM AND THEY'RE BILLING US FOR IT.

AND I'M OKAY WITH THE NUMBER.

I'M NOT GONNA VOTE AGAINST THIS EVEN WHEN IT COMES BACK INTO JUST BECAUSE I THINK WE, WE HAVE THINGS THAT WE'RE FIXING NOW, BUT THAT WE'RE ON US AND I'VE SYMPATHY FOR THEM.

I'M NOT INTERESTED IN PERSONALLY ASKING THEM FOR EVERY PENNY THAT THEY ORDERED BECAUSE WE KIND OF LIKE, I FEEL LIKE WE KIND OF OWE THEM SOME CONSIDERATION OF WHAT WE DID.

SO THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO SAY.

SO I THINK MAIN POINT'S BEEN MADE AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, AND I THINK IT'S A GOOD THING THAT WE'RE LOOKING INTO WHAT HAPPENED, OUR AFTER ACTION REVIEW ON THIS, IT'S GONNA HELP US A LOT COMING FIVE YEARS AS WE GET MANY, MANY, MANY PROJECTS.

SIX BIG ONES.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL.

YEAH, I JUST WANNA MAKE IT CLEAR TO THE BOARD.

I'M NOT PUTTING ANY BLAME ON STAFF OR PUTTING ANY BLAME ON FAIR PART.

FIRST, I WANT TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF MAKING SURE TO GET YOU THE INFORMATION YOU NEED SO YOU CAN MAKE A GOOD INFORMED DECISION.

JUST WANNA MAKE SURE IT'S CLEAR I'M NOT PUTTING ANY BLAME ON STAFF OR FAIR PARK FIRST.

I WANNA MAKE SURE Y'ALL GET THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO MAKE A GOOD INFORMED DECISION.

MUCH APPRECIATED, BECAUSE WE THAT'S PERFECT.

THANK YOU MR. JACOB.

THIS ONE.

THAT, SO, SO FOR CLARITY, THAT IS WHEN THE BID PROCESS CHANGED, SO WE UNDERSTOOD THE TIMELINE.

AND THEN ALSO, UM, I I WANNA MAKE SURE THIS BREAKDOWN OF COSTS HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID OUT BY THE CONTRACTOR.

SO THIS IS WHAT WE OWE THEM.

SO WE'RE NOT GONNA BE INCURRING, UM, INFLATION PRICES BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T DONE SOMETHING NOW.

RIGHT.

AND THE WORK IS ALMO IS, WITH THE FAIR HAPPENING SOON IN THE CENTENNIAL BUILDING OPENING UP, WE'RE NOT GONNA BE DELAYING ANYTHING HAPPENING THERE.

CORRECT? THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

GOOD QUESTION.

SO FAR FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE, AGAIN, WE'RE NOT THE DIRECT ADMINISTRATOR OF THE SCHOOL.

COORDINATE VERY CLOSELY WITH THE DEPARTMENT.

EVERYTHING APPEARS TO BE ON TRACK.

IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE, UH, ANY NEGATIVE IMPACTS THAT I CAN SEE PARTS, UH, IMMEDIATE OPERATIONAL, UH, PERSPECTIVE.

BUT AGAIN, UH, I'LL DEFER TO ANY INDIVIDUAL CONTRACT MAYBE TWO WEEKS, IT'S GONNA BE AN ISSUE.

RIGHT NOW WE'VE GOT EIGHT PROJECTS AT FAIR PARK THAT ARE, ARE SHUTTING DOWN TECHNICALLY FOR THE FAIR, MULTIPLE BUILDINGS.

SO, UH, ALL OF THOSE ARE BEING MANAGED WITH THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR GETTING OUT OF THE WAY OF FAIR.

SO THAT I, THERE'S, THAT'S BUILT IN, IT'S BUILT INTO THEIR SCHEDULE THAT WHEN THEY TOOK THE PROJECT, THAT'S ALL CENTENNIAL BUILDING.

UH, I'M SURE THEY'RE WORKING THE SAME TYPE OF STRATEGY.

THIS ONE WAS A, AN EARLIER SUMMER, UH, EVENT THAT, UH, EFFECTIVE AT THAT TIME IT WAS.

SO RIGHT NOW WE'RE SHOULD BE GETTING OUT OF THE WAY OF THEIR OPERATIONS, UH, ASSISTANT CALL.

OKAY.

MR. JENKINS, CAN I MAKE A RECOMMENDATION? I THINK SEEMS, UH, UH, MS HAS, I THINK YOU MIGHT BE SAYING SAME THING I WAS SAYING, BUT HERE'S THE QUESTION.

I, IT SOUNDS LIKE WE ARE LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW DO WE MAKE, HOW DO WE GET HERE ULTIMATELY, IF WE VOTE TO NOT PAY FOR THIS, HOW WOULD WE FIX IT? WOULD WE GO BACK TO THE CONTRACTOR

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AND SAY, WE'RE, IF IT'S NOT BANK, I'M AFRAID WE'RE JUST GONNA BE, I WOULD BE MORE INCLINED TO APPROVE IT AND THEN ASK STAFF TO GIVE US A FULL REPORT ON HOW WE GOT HERE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T GET HERE AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.

, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WAS ABOUT TO SAY, RIGHT? I THINK, YOU KNOW, WE STILL WOULD LOVE OR WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THAT INFORMATION, BUT SO MUCH IS GOING ON.

I WOULD RECOMMEND, YOU KNOW, TO PASS THIS AND VOTE ON IT AND REALLY PROVIDES A GOOD INDICATION FOR FUTURE THAT CHANGE ORDERS NEED TO COME WITH A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION.

UH, LET ME SEE.

YES, MR. ONE THING THAT I, I DON'T DISAGREE THAT WE NEED MORE INFORMATION AND THE INFORMATION THAT NEEDS TO BE PROVIDED TO US, TO MS. MANDELL'S POINT, IT NEEDS TO COME IN THE FUTURE BEFORE THESE VOTES.

AND I, I THINK THAT THAT'S IMPORTANT NOT TO GET A CALL THE NIGHT BEFORE, THE DAY BEFORE, BUT LIKE, IF WE KNOW THAT SOMETHING'S COMING ON AND THERE'S GONNA BE QUESTIONS WE NEED TO, YOU KNOW, FOLLOW UP A LOT SOONER SO THAT STAFF CAN FIND THE INFORMATION BEFORE WE HAVE TO VOTE.

BUT TO THAT POINT, WE NEED TO, YOU KNOW, I, I AGREE THAT WE NEED TO WORK THIS ONE THROUGH TODAY, BUT IN THE FUTURE, I'M NOT DISAGREEING THAT WE NEED TO HAVE BETTER INFORMATION TO START WITH, UM, TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THESE VOTES, UM, BETTER.

AND I THINK WE HAVE, THIS IS THE FINDING ON MS. .

SO THIS WAS BROUGHT UP AT PLANNING AND DESIGN COMMITTEE, WHICH IS FOUR WEEKS AGO OR THREE WEEKS AGO.

SO THERE WAS A LOT OF TIME TO BE ABLE TO GATHER THAT INFORMATION THAT I ASKED THEN.

UM, SO JUST F Y I ON THAT ONE.

UM, THE OTHER THING IS THAT, IS IT COMMON FOR A WORK ORDER CHANGE TO HAVE ALREADY SPENT THE MONEY AND THEN WE COME OUT AND VOTE ON IT? THE OFTENTIMES, WHERE DON'T WE NORMALLY SAY, THIS IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE THEY'RE PROPOSING THE MONEY TO BE OR THE COST TO BE.

AND THEN WE VOTE ON WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE GIVING THEM THE MONEY TO DO, MAKE THAT WORK ORDER CHANGE, THE CHANGE WORK, ORDER CHANGE DOESN'T REALLY HAPPEN WHERE THEY'VE ALREADY PAID THE MONEY, SUBMIT IT OUT, AND NOW THEY'RE GONNA ASK FOR IT.

CORRECT.

GOOD QUESTION.

I CAN ASK THAT QUESTION.

, THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS.

BUT ON ANTICIPATION, HIS RESPONSE TO WHO? PART OF YOUR QUESTION, IN THIS CASE, THE HUNDRED HAS OUT MONEY.

HE SPENT THE MONEY.

SO SINCE WE OWE HIM THAT MONEY, HE WAS COMMANDED TO GET IT DONE, GET IN THE USUAL SENSE, THE WORK, WE TRY NOT TO SEND MESSAGES TO OUR CONTRACTORS TO SPEND MONEY BEFORE IT'S APPROVED, BUT IT'S TWO CASES.

THIS WAS AN EMERGENCY.

GET OUTTA THE WAY.

WELL, SOME OF THE COSTS, SO THAT'S ADDED TO, YOU GUYS TALKED ABOUT IT IN THE PLANNING DESIGN, BUT THESE WERE IMPROVEMENTS THAT YOU REQUESTED, UH, WOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO HAVE BEEN PAID FOR OR PERFORMED.

THOSE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE VOTING ON.

IT WOULD BE, WE'RE GONNA DO THIS INSTEAD OF THAT.

WHAT'S THE COST AND WE'LL, WE'LL TELL YOU IF WE APPROVE IT.

AND MS. , I CAN EXPLAIN IT NOT, I THINK CONTRACTOR WORK IN GOOD FAITH IF BOTH DOES NOT APPROVE.

YES, THEY DO.

SO YEAH, WE ARE NOT, IT CAN'T BE PAID WITHOUT, LET'S CALL IT WE DID, WE DO HAVE PRECEDENT FOR THIS.

MORE RECENTLY, UM, WE WERE THE ATHLETIC FIELD LIGHTING AT MOSS PARK.

WE HAD TO EMERGENTLY REPLACE THOSE ATHLETIC LIGHTS AT A MILLION DOLLAR COST.

AFTER THE FACT, JOHN HAD TO MAKE THE CALL, WE THEN HAD TO RETROACTIVELY APPROVE THE FUNDING.

SO THERE IS SOME PRECEDENT FOR IT.

IT'S NOT LONG.

I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD SIX YEARS.

IT'S NOT COMMON PRACTICE, BUT BECAUSE OF THE STATE FAIR SCHEDULE, I THINK WE HAD TO, YOU KNOW, IN THIS CASE HAD TO GET OUT THE WAY.

SO PAY HIM.

AND THEN YEAH, AGAIN, THE CONTRACT BREAKDOWN SAYS ADDED COST FOR IMPROVEMENTS AS WELL, NOT JUST RIGHT.

GETTING OUT OF THE WAY.

AWESOME.

SO WITH THAT, WE HAVE A MOTION ON FLOOR.

WE HAD, UH, I THINK WE ALREADY HAD FIRST, SECOND END ALL IN FAVOR SAY I, UH, ANY OPPOSED? I THAT IT, UH, WELL THAT TAKES CARE OF ALL THE MOTION TO DEFER.

OH, MAY WE, WE NEVER HAD A MOTION TO DO.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANKS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU BRIAN.

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WITH THAT OUR EXCITING BRIEFING ON I AM A GOLFER FOUNDATION.

OKAY.

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE.

UH, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE DAVE RIDLEY, WHO WILL JOIN ME AT THE TABLE.

DAVE IS CHAIRMAN.

I'M A GOLFER FOUNDATION.

MR. BAKER, UPDATE THE BOARD ON SOME REALLY GOOD WORK THEY'VE BEEN DOING, UH, OUT AT CEDAR CREST AND TO SHARE SOME REALLY EXCITING NEWS ABOUT AN UPCOMING EVENT.

SO THAT I WILL TURN IT OVER TO DAVE.

OKAY, THANK YOU, RYAN.

GOOD MORNING.

I WAS KIND OF HOPING TO, UH, COME UP FOR BAT RIGHT AFTER THE BIG TECH SHOWED UP.

A LOT BETTER, BUT, UH, LET'S TRY TO PICK IT UP BEFORE LUNCH HERE.

SO I APPRECIATE A FEW MINUTES THAT YOU PROVIDE US.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

LET, LET ME START OFF TO SAY, FIRST OF ALL, UH, WELCOME BACK, JOHN.

THANK YOU.

SURE.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

UM, I KNOW THAT HEALTH REPORT IS POSITIVE, SO, UH, GLAD TO SEE YOU IN YOUR SEAT.

I, I WOULD LIKE TO, TO SHARE WITH THE BOARD THAT AS FAR AS OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CITY AND, AND THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, PARTICULARLY AT CEDAR CREST GOLF COURSE FOR FOUNDATION IS, UH, DOING ITS WORK.

CRYSTAL ROSS, UH, SERVED IN JOHN STEAD OVER THE LAST 90 DAYS AND DID A FABULOUS JOB.

AND I JUST, I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE CRYSTAL, I DON'T KNOW, SHE'S OUT TODAY, SEE HER, BUT EVEN BETTER THAN NOT DOING IT IN FRONT OF HER .

UM, I SIT HERE TODAY AS ONE OF THE, UH, MOST FORTUNATE PEOPLE THAT I KNOW.

UM, I'M 70 YEARS OLD.

I'VE SPENT A LONG CAREER AT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES IN SENIOR MANAGEMENT.

I'M VERY FORTUNATE TO DO THAT.

10 YEARS AGO, UH, MY GOOD FORTUNE OF THE LORD'S WORK, I GOT DISCOVERED CEDAR CREST GOLF COURSE IN 2013, AND I FELL IN LOVE.

I'M A LIFETIME GOLFER.

UH, AVID DOESN'T MEAN GOOD, BUT I CARE VERY MUCH ABOUT THE GAME.

AND I KNOW THAT NOT ALL OF YOU'RE GOLFERS, THOSE OF YOU WHO AREN'T, I THINK WE'RE WEIRDOS.

SPEND AS MUCH TIME AS WE DO CHASING A LITTLE BALL, TRYING TO HIT IT WITH A THREE FOOT LONG STICK, 400 YARDS INTO A FOUR INCH DIAMETER CUP.

IT REALLY DOESN'T MAKE MUCH SENSE, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT.

BUT FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT GOLF, AND THOSE OF US WHO HAVE DISCOVERED CEDAR CREST GOLF COURSE, AND SOME OF YOU IN THE ROOM HAVE KNOWN IT FOR A LONG TIME, BUT I DISCOVERED IT 10 YEARS AGO AND FELL IN LOVE.

AND OUT OF THAT, FIVE YEARS AGO, AFTER THE FIRST TEE OF DALLAS KIND OF LEFT US, UH, WE CREATED THE, I'M A GOLFER FOUNDATION IN JUNE OF 2022, UH, I PRESENTD SOME WORK ABOUT TO DO $600,000 INVESTMENT.

THAT DIRECTOR JENKINS, WHEN WE FIRST, UH, SHARED WITH HIM WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO, YOU KNOW, WE WERE TELLING HIM, WE'RE GONNA DO THIS AND DO THAT AND SPEND THIS MONEY, AND KEPT WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP, WHICH IS, WELL, HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT FROM THE CITY? AND WE SAID, UM, WE DON'T WANNA DIE.

AND HE SAID AN OPERATIVE WORD THAT I'VE ALREADY HEARD SEVERAL TIMES TODAY.

I HEARD IT SEVERAL TIMES TALKING ABOUT THE STATE FAIR, THE, UH, FAIR PART.

OH, YOU WANNA BE OUR PARTNER, WE WANT PARTNER.

OH, YOU WANT TO BE OUR PARTNER? IT JOHN, WE ARE RAISING $600,000 TO MAKE AN INVESTMENT.

CEDAR CHRIS GOLFPORT LAST SUMMER, AND WE AT THE DIME THE CITY.

WHY ARE WE DOING THAT? WHY DID WE CREATE A FOUNDATION, A NON-PROFIT AT THE END OF 2018, AS YOU SEE THERE, WE DID IT FOR ONE THING IN MIND AND WE HAVE FOLLOWED THAT MISSION FOR FIVE YEARS NOW.

UH, OH, THE WORDS HIGHLIGHTED ON THIS DOCUMENT ARE IMPORTANT.

FRIENDS, WE BELIEVE THAT CEDAR CREST GOLF COURSE CAN BE A CATALYST FOR, FOR COMMUNITY RENEWAL AND REVITALIZATION AND WHAT WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE.

AND YOU ALL REPRESENT VARIOUS DISTRICTS IN YOUR PASSIONS ABOUT YOUR DISTRICT.

IT'S A WONDERFUL THING ABOUT HOW WE'RE ORGANIZED IN THE CITY, CITY COUNCIL AND THE PARKS BOARD AND UNDERSTAND YOU CARE A LITTLE BIT MORE PROVINCIALLY ABOUT YOUR AREA THAN OTHERS.

I DO BELIEVE WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THERE IS A DEARTH OF ENERGY IN, SO IN PARTS OF SOUTHERN DALLAS AND CEDAR CREST LIES IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT.

SO OUR FOUNDATION IS TRYING TO DO GREAT THINGS AT CEDAR CREST GOLF COURSE AT HISTORIC CEDAR CREST GOLF COURSE.

AND I'LL SPEAK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT

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THAT IN THE MINUTES, THE FOLLOW.

BUT IT IS SOMEWHAT IRONIC AND WONDERFUL, FRANKLY, THAT I RECEIVED THE MAYOR'S WEEKLY UPDATE ON MONDAY NIGHT.

USUALLY GOES ON SUNDAYS LABOR DAY WEEKEND.

I GOT MONDAY AND HE OPENED THAT AND HE SAYS, LAST WEEK I JOINED SOME OF DALLAS'S FIERCEST PARK SYSTEM ADVOCATES TO OFFICIALLY LAUNCH THE DALLAS PARKS COALITION.

WELL, I WIFFY WHEN YOU WHIFF IN GOLF, THAT'S NOT GOOD.

AND I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I'M A GOLF ORGANIZATION WHIFF.

WE DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THAT MEETING.

WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE AND WE WILL BE AT THE TABLE NEXT TIME BECAUSE FRIENDS, THE I'M A GOLFER FOUNDATION AND THOSE OF US INVOLVED AND INCLUDING ME AT AGE 70 WHO'D BE CHASING EIGHT AND SOON TO BE NINE GRANDCHILDREN AROUND THE COUNTRY, ARE SPENDING AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF PASSION AND ENERGY WOULD MAKE CEDAR CREST GOLF COURSE WHAT IT CAN BE.

HE SAYS FIERCEST, I SAY PASSIONATE.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE ARE AM MAYOR GOES ON TO SAY HIS SECOND SENTENCE, GREAT CITIES NEED AND DESERVE GREAT PARKS.

AMEN AND AMEN.

AND THIS GROUP GETS THAT VISION.

THE BOND PACKETS THAT YOU BRAVELY PUT FORTH PALY KNOWING YOU'LL GET CRITICISM IS A REFLECTION OF WHAT I THINK IS SHARED VISION BETWEEN THE MAYOR CITY COUNCIL AND YOU.

WE THINK THE CITY DESERVES A GREAT GOLF COURSE, IF THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO HELP CEDAR PRESS BECOME.

IT IS GREAT.

WE WANT IT TO BE GREATER AND MORE WELL KNOWN.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS SEVEN FOLKS GIVEN THEIR TIME JUST LIKE YOU DO.

WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THIS GROUP.

YOU CAN SEE IT'S DIVERSE IN ALL REGARDS.

AND WE HAVE A STAFF THAT IS LED BY CHUCK WALKER, OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

YOU CAN SEE FROM THAT STANDPOINT, THESE ARE FOLKS THAT I'M A GOLF RECOMMENDATION REFER TO PAY THEIR SALARIES.

SO I'D LIKE TO TURN IT OVER NOW TO CHUCK AND LET HIM EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT THE AMMA GOLF FOUNDATION HAS BEEN DOING TO PROVIDE A BETTER CONTEXT AND UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THIS LITTLE NONPROFIT LITTLE FOR NOW HAS BEEN DOING WITH ONE OF THE CITY'S GREAT ASSETS AT CEDAR CREST OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

CHUCK? YEP.

THANK YOU DAVE.

AND I THINK EVERYBODY TIME TODAY.

OUR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES FOR THE FOUNDATION SINCE DAY ONE.

WE STARTED OFF WITH THAT GREAT MISSION, WHICH ALWAYS BEEN BE THE CATALYST TO BE A CATALYST FOR COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION.

THE NEXT STEP WAS FIGURING OUT STARTED SIMPLY PROGRAMS. IT WAS SIMPLY THROUGH THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.

BUT OVER TIME WE'VE EVOLVED INCLUDE NOT JUST THE PROGRAMMING, BUT ALSO, UH, FOCUSED ON PRESERVATION AS WELL AS PROMOTION, UH, BRINGING FRESH EYEBALLS, FRESH RESOURCES TO THE COMMUNITY AS WELL.

I'LL JUMP IN AND FOCUS ON PROGRAMS AND THEN TALK MORE ABOUT ALL THE WORK THAT'S BEEN DONE AND WILL BE DOING, UH, IN THE PRESERVATION AS WELL AS THE PROMOTION ROUNDS.

BUT ON THE PROGRAM SIDE OF THINGS, HOW DO WE MAKE IT IMPACT? NUMBER ONE, IT'S THROUGH THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS THAT WE PROVIDE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

SO THAT'S MENTORS AND COACHES.

PRIMARILY IT'S THE STAFF, CEDAR CREEK THAT SERVES AS OUR MENTORS AND COACHING STAFF AT CEDAR CREST.

A FANTASTIC JOB OF BEING REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMMUNITY AND THAT THOSE MENTORS AND COACHES PROVIDE THE MOTIVATION, UH, THAT YOUNG PEOPLE NEED IN ORDER TO, UH, TO CONTINUE, UH, TO CONTINUE THEIR JOURNEY THROUGH GOLF AND, UH, LEARN LIFE LESSONS THROUGH GOLF.

SO IT'S MENTORS, IT'S COACHES, IT'S ALSO SUBSIDIZED, SUBSIDIZED BENEFITS THAT THE FOUNDATION'S ABLE TO PROVIDE.

SO SUBSIDIZED, SUBSIDIZED RANGE BALLS SO THAT YOUNG PEOPLE CAN PRACTICE FOR, UH, THE PRICE FOR A YOUNG PERSON WHO DO THE PROGRAM IS ONLY A DOLLAR.

IF THEY WANT TO GO OUT AND HIT GOLF BALLS, PRACTICE AS MUCH AS THEY WANT A DOLLAR.

UH, IF THEY WANT TO GO PLAY ON THE GOLF COURSE, IT'S A DOLLAR AS MUCH AS THEY WANT.

UH, FOUNDATION PICKS UP THE REMAINDER OF THAT TAB.

IN ADDITION, UH, LESSONS, PRIVATE LESSONS.

SO GENERALLY OUR PROGRAM IS GROUP PROGRAM, BUT IF THE YOUNG PERSON WANTS INDIVIDUALIZED COACHING, THE FOUNDATION PICKS UP THE AMOUNT FOR THE INDIVIDUAL COACHING, UH, PROVIDING MEANS FOR YOUNG PART OF THE IRON CROSS FOUNDATION.

AND THEN LASTLY, SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG, UH, THE FOUNDATION WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED ON E S P E M.

CEDAR CREST GOLF COURSE WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED ON E S P N COMING UP IN OCTOBER.

THERE IS A NATIONAL PROGRAM CALLED P G A JUNIOR LEAGUE.

WE KNOW THAT THE P G A MOVED TO HEADQUARTERS TO FRISCO RECENTLY AND THEY HAVE A GREAT PROGRAM CALLED

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JUNIOR LEAGUE.

IT'S ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY.

THE PROGRAMS TAKING PLACE AT CEDAR CREST IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY AND E S P N AND THE P G A, UH, DECIDED THAT THEY WANT TO COME AND SHOWCASE AND HIGHLIGHT, UH, WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CEDAR CREST, THE ISLAND GOLFER FOUNDATION.

UM, THOSE ARE, UH, SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES ALSO THAT WE PROVIDE THROUGH THE PROGRAM WITH THE, WITH THE INTENTION OF ELEVATED LIVES THROUGH THESE OPPORTUNITIES.

SO INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS AT NO COST DO.

UH, NEXT UP IS PAID INTERNSHIPS.

SO WITH THE PAID INTERNSHIPS THIS YEAR ALONE, 20 YOUNG PEOPLE, THESE ARE 20 HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS, UH, HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE.

SOME ARE YEAR ROUND, MOST ARE SUMMER BY PAID INTERNSHIPS.

UH, PROVIDES 'EM THIS INTRODUCTION TO REAL WORLD BY REAL WORLD WORK EXPERIENCES.

SO 20 OF THEM, UH, MOSTLY AT CEDAR CREST AND DIRECTLY IN THE OFFICE OF THE FOUNDATION.

NEW PARTNERS THAT WE BROUGHT ON THIS YEAR INCLUDE PAUL QUINN AS WELL AS, SO WE'RE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING IN THE SUMMIT SECTOR, PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES, UH, FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.

THERE'S A VIDEO RIGHT AFTER THIS THAT'S, UH, YOU'LL HEAR IT DIRECTLY FROM THE YOUNG PEOPLE, SO I'LL SAY, I'LL SAVE COMMENTS FOR, FOR THEM TO SHARE.

THEN LASTLY IS THE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OF .

UH, IT'S GROWN FROM, UH, OF A $5,000 INITIAL , FEW SHORT YEARS, OVER $200,000 WORTH OF COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND BEEN AWARD THROUGH THE GOLFER FOUNDATION.

THIS BEEN ALL 19 SCHOLARS OVER THOUSAND DOLLARS IN COLLEGE SCHOLAR.

I'D LOVE TO TELL THE STORY.

UH, ACTUALLY IT WAS A KUDOS, UH, BECAUSE MR. SLAUGHTER IS GROOMED, BUT IT'S A BIG KUDOS TO MR. SLAUGHTER AND I KNOW HE MUST BE PROUD OF HIS GRANDSON.

UH, HIS GRANDSON, UH, UH, JOSHUA DREW JOSHUA'S PARTICIPATION PROGRAMS. UH, JOSHUA IS GOING TO UNIVERSITY TEXAS AND ARLINGTON AT NO COST.

UH, THAT'S ALL IT'S TAKING PLACE, RIGHT? RET.

SO, UM, JUST TREMENDOUS THINGS HAPPENING AND AGAIN, YOUNG PEOPLE TELL THE STORY BEST, SO I'LL LET THEM ALL.

GOOD.

OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IS, IS REALLY POWERFUL.

UM, A LOT OF THE WORK THAT WE DO IS ONLY POSSIBLE THROUGH, UH, HAVING YOUNG PEOPLE AND INTERNS WORK WITH US.

WHEN WE FIRST STARTED AND WE WERE PROVIDING JUNIOR GOLF INSTRUCTION AND, UH, TRYING TO PROVIDE ACCESS FOR KIDS TO COME TO THE GOLF COURSE, WE WANTED TO PROVIDE JOBS THROUGH INTERNSHIPS, BUT WE HAD NO IDEA HOW IMPACTFUL IT WOULD BE.

BEING AROUND CEDAR CREST HAS HELPED ME IN MANY WAYS, WHETHER IT'S BEEN AROUND THE GOLF COURSE, IT'S BEEN MEETING NEW PEOPLE, HAVING NEW OPPORTUNITIES THAT I'VE HAD.

UM, JUST GROWING UP AT CEDAR CREST, I FEEL LIKE IT'S ALWAYS BEEN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE I CAN FEEL COMFORTABLE AND SOMEWHERE WHERE I FEEL SAFE AT.

YOU KNOW, IT'S KIND OF LIKE A SECOND HOME.

WE ARE A PROGRAM BUILT FOR MOSTLY YOUNG ADULTS WORKING ON REAL LIFE SKILLS SUCH AS LEARNING AGILITY, LEARNING ADAPTABILITY, COMMUNICATION, AND MOST OF ALL CONNECTIONS AND CONNECTING WITH OTHER PEOPLE.

IT TEACHES YOU MORE REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES LIKE COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE.

LIKE I WENT FROM BEING A JUNIOR COORDINATOR TO WORKING IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE TO GOING TO THE BE CART.

YOU GET A DIFFERENT FEEL AROUND ALL THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS.

SO THE INTERNSHIP, YOU'RE NOT JUST GONNA STAY IN ONE SPOT, WHO KNOWS? THEY MIGHT HAVE YOU DOING, BEING A GOLF OPERATIONS INTERN, YOU MIGHT BE WORKING IN A PRO SHOP.

IT JUST ALL DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE.

ONE THING I WOULD SAY TO SOMEBODY LOOKING INTO JOINING THE I'M A GOLF FOUNDATION IS