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[Environmental Commission on March 8, 2024. ]

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ALL RIGHT.

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

WE HAVE GOT A FORUM.

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH, AND THE TIME IS NOW 5:37 PM I AM CHAIRWOMAN CATHERINE BAAN, AND I CALL THIS MEETING OF THE DALLAS ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION TO ORDER.

SO, CATHERINE, WE WELCOME YOUR PARTICIPATION IN OUR MEETINGS, IN THE LANGUAGE OF YOUR PREFERENCE.

AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST TRANSLATION OR OTHER ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES TO PARTICIPATE TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE CALL 2 1 4 6 7 1 8 5 2 2 2 DAYS PRIOR TO OUR MEETING.

AND THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING WILL BE ON APRIL 10TH AT 5:30 PM WE'RE GONNA, UM, BEGIN WITH SOME ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS EVENING, INCLUDING ONE THAT I JUST RECEIVED.

, UH, OUR WONDERFUL, FABULOUS, AMAZING BOARD COORDINATOR, ERIN, THE REAL DEAL, UM, HAS ACCEPTED A NEW POSITION AND WE ARE SO VERY HAPPY FOR HER, BUT SO SAD TO SEE HER GO.

UM, SO I WANNA GIVE DIRECTOR EVANS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE HIS THOUGHTS.

YES.

UH, CARL EVANS, DIRECTOR OF OFFICE OF ENVIRON QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY, UH, I'M SAD TO SAY, BUT HAPPY AT THE SAME TIME THAT, UH, ERIN DEAL HAS A, THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO BACK TO AUSTIN, UM, WHERE SHE'S FROM AND, AND, UH, WE'RE, WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT HER FUTURE JOURNEY.

UM, SAD TO SEE HER, SEE HER LEAVE.

UM, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY I WENT TO AN EVENT LAST NIGHT AND IT JUST REMINDED ME TO REALLY APPRECIATE THE EXCELLENCE AROUND YOU.

AND, UH, ERIN IS EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY.

UM, YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

I MEAN, YOU SEE HER AT EVERY EVENT, AND YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH WORK SHE HAS TO DO TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION FUNCTIONS, THAT THE PARKS TRAILS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE FUNCTIONS, BECAUSE NOT ONLY IS SHE WORKING WITH YOU GUYS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE OUR DEPARTMENTS COMING BEFORE YOU, UH, BUT SHE'S MAKING SURE THAT, UH, THE, THE DEPARTMENTS COME TO THE PTE, UH, IN A SIMILAR WAY.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, SO AGAIN, SAD TO SEE HER LEAVE, BUT HAPPY FOR HER JOURNEY.

AND, UH, YOU KNOW, WITH THAT, I DON'T WANNA TAKE TOO MUCH TIME, BUT JUST WANTED, MAKE SURE THAT WE APPRECIATE ERIN, UH, FOR ALL THE WORK SHE DOES.

AND I'M NOT SURE OTHER FOLKS HAVE COMMENTS.

YES, I, I'LL ECHO THOSE.

ERIN, IT HAS BEEN SUCH A PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU.

UH, WERE IT NOT FOR ERIN, UM, WE WOULD'VE HAD SO MUCH OF A HARDER TIME GETTING THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION OFF, OFF THE, THE RUNWAY, AND SHE HAS BEEN SO INSTRUMENTAL IN KEEPING ME ON TRACK.

UM, AND I'M GONNA PROCESS THIS INFORMATION AND, UM, OBVIOUSLY WE'LL DO SOMETHING SOON TO CELEBRATE ALL OF HER HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION AND OUR WORK TOGETHER.

MR. MARQUIS, WOULD YOU LIKE TO, WHAT IF WE JUST DON'T LET HER LEAVE ANYBODY IN? I SAY WE VOTE NOW.

, WE'RE SORRY.

NOT ALLOWED.

NOT GOING ANYWHERE.

NOT ALLOWED.

NOT ALLOWED.

NO.

ERIN, WE WROTE, WE REALLY WILL MISS YOU.

YOUR ABSENCE WILL BE TREMENDOUS AND WE'LL, WE'LL, WE'LL TRY TO MOVE FORWARD, BUT WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU.

WE REALLY DO.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK.

ALRIGHT.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY PUBLIC SPEAKERS, UM, THIS EVENING.

SO, UH, LET'S GO ON TO THE APPROVAL OF OUR MINUTES.

IF THERE ARE, UH, NO CHANGES, I WILL TAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE.

I MOVE TO APPROVE.

MOTION BEEN MOVED.

SECOND.

AND SECONDED.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? ALRIGHT, THOSE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

WE'RE DOING THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY THIS EVENING.

IF YOU REVIEWED THE AGENDA, YOU MIGHT HAVE NOTICED THAT WE'VE GOT SOME VOTING ITEMS. UH, WE'RE GONNA GO RIGHT INTO THAT FIRST VOTING ITEM, UH, VOTE VOTING ITEM.

A, UH, IS A VOTE TO PASS A SPECIAL RECOGNITION HONORING THE LIFE, THE WORK, AND THE LEGACY OF RAUL REYES JR.

IF I CH REEL, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED FOR A MOTION, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE VOTE TO PASS A SPECIAL RECOGNITION HONORING THE LIFE, WORK, AND LEGACY OF OUR FRIEND RAUL REYES, JR.

I SECOND ANY DISCUSSION? I JUST WANNA, I LOVE THIS IS COMMISSIONER DERO ONLINE.

I JUST WANNA, UH, GIVE MY RESPECT TO, UH, BROTHER, UH, ROYAL AND ALL THE HARD THINGS WORK THAT HE HAS IMPLEMENTED IN

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WEST DALLAS, AND HE'S GONNA BE MISSED AND ALL DEPARTMENT IN WEST DALLAS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CARE COMMISSION AND A LOT OF LIVES IN THE CITY OF DALLAS.

SO I JUST WANNA GET HIM HIS FLOWER, UH, ON RECORD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND IF YOU'LL TURN YOUR CAMERA ON SO WE CAN SEE YOU AS WELL.

UM, ALL RIGHT, DR.

ALABI, GO AHEAD.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY REALLY QUICKLY THAT, UM, RO RAUL WAS A POWERHOUSE AND HE WAS JUST SO ON FIRE FOR HIS COMMUNITY, AND YOU COULD TELL THAT AND EVERY DAY.

AND, UM, BUT HE WAS ALSO ON FIRE FOR OTHER FOLKS, AND WAS ALWAYS TRYING TO LIKE, BRING UP OTHER FOLKS AND HELP OTHER FOLKS.

AND HE WOULD GIMME A CALL AND SAY, DR.

ALABI, I GOT SOMEBODY FOR YOU TO MEET.

WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

COME ON, YOU GOTTA COME ON OVER.

UM, AND, UH, AND, AND I, AND HE, HE, HE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY FELT LIKE FAMILY.

AND SO, UM, HE'S A GREAT, UM, INSPIRATION.

HE'S DEFINITELY SOMEBODY WHO, UM, I WANNA EMULATE AND IN THE WAY THAT HE ENVELOPED PEOPLE, AND HE BROUGHT HE, AND HE, AND HE BROUGHT PEOPLE UP AND, AND I, I DIDN'T KNOW HIM VERY LONG AT ALL, BUT HE MADE SUCH AN AMAZING IMPRESSION.

UM, AND SO HE WILL TRULY, TRULY BE MISSED.

THANK YOU.

VICE TREVOR VI.

UH, IT WAS AN HONOR TO KNOW RAUL AND WORK WITH HIM REALLY CLOSELY THE LAST THREE YEARS.

HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE I MET IN WEST DALLAS.

UH, I COUNTED HIM AS A MENTOR.

HE WAS A LEADER, UNLIKE ONE I'D EVER MET BEFORE.

HE WAS INTO RELATIONSHIP BUILDING AS MUCH AS I WAS, AND ALWAYS INVITED ME TO A TABLE.

I WOULD LOOK AROUND AND SAY, WHAT AM I DOING IN THIS MEETING? BUT IT WAS RAUL COALITION BUILDING AND SAYING, ESTHER, YOU NEED TO MEET THESE PEOPLE, AND THESE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW YOU, AND THESE ARE YOUR NEIGHBORS.

AND HE CONNECTED AS A PASSION OF HIS.

HE WAS SO BRILLIANT AND WAS ALWAYS ABOUT EDUCATING HIMSELF AND FINDING ANSWERS AND LEARNING MORE.

AND THAT IS, I THINK, THE PIECE THAT I WILL TAKE MOST FROM HIS LIFE IS HIS EXAMPLE.

ALWAYS FURTHERING HIS EDUCATION, ALWAYS ABOUT HIS NEIGHBORS FURTHERING THEIR EDUCATION.

UM, HIS PASSIONS WERE VARIED.

HE IS A BRILLIANT MAN.

SPOKE ON HOUSING ELOQUENTLY, UM, FOOD ACCESS, QUALITY OF OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ISSUES TOO.

HE WAS ALWAYS, UM, ON MY SIDE.

HE WAS AT EVERY ONE OF OUR MEETINGS.

I SAW HIS NAME, OUR ATTENDEES LIST, AND HE WOULD TEXT GATHER TONIGHT, .

UM, WELL, MS. EMIT WEST DOES, THANK YOU FOR THOSE OF YOU, UM, WHO HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO KNOW RA REYES.

UM, YOU KNEW THAT HE WAS A LEADER, UNLIKE ANY OTHER LEADER THAT WE HAVE IN OUR CITY RIGHT NOW.

HIS ABILITY TO BRING PEOPLE IN AND SEE THEM FOR THEIR RAW TALENTS AND CONNECT THEM TO THE PLACES AND THE ISSUES THAT HE SAW IN HIS COMMUNITY WAS UNPARALLELED.

AND HE HAD AN ENTIRE COLLECTION OF PEOPLE THAT HE JUST SAW THE GOOD IN, AND THAT HE SAW SOMETHING SPECIAL IN AND KNEW THAT THEIR TALENTS WOULD BE VALUABLE TO HIS COMMUNITY.

AND IF YOU WERE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT HE COULD COUNT ON, THEN HE COUNTED YOU AS FAMILY.

AND HE, HE, HIS, HIS NICKNAME FOR MANY OF US WAS FAM.

AND WHEN HE MESSAGED ME EVERY DAY, IT WAS A DONUT EMOJI AND A COFFEE EMOJI.

AND THAT'S HOW I KNEW HE WAS SAYING, GOOD MORNING, LET'S GET TO WORK.

AND HE WAS ALWAYS WORKING ON SOMETHING IN WEST DALLAS.

AND I HEARD IT SAID LAST NIGHT, AND I FEEL THAT IT IS SO TRUE THAT MAN LOVED WEST DALLAS MORE THAN HE LOVED HIMSELF.

HE LOVED HIS FAMILY, AND ESPECIALLY THE THREE CHILDREN THAT HE LEAVES BEHIND.

RAUL, REAGAN AND DALIA, HIS PARENTS, HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO ARE TRULY DEVASTATED BY HIS PASSING, AS ARE MANY OF HIS FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES AND ADVOCACY.

AND IF YOU KNEW RAUL, HE WAS ALWAYS AT A COMMUNITY MEETING.

HE WAS AT A COMMUNITY MEETING

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THE NIGHT THAT HE PASSED.

SO HE, THE LAST THING THAT HE DID WAS CONTRIBUTE SOMETHING TO HIS COMMUNITY.

HE WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT EDUCATION AND HOUSING EQUITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

AND YES, HE WAS VERY PLUGGED IN AND HE WAS ALWAYS VERY INVESTED IN WHAT THIS ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION WAS DOING.

AND IF WE WEREN'T DOING WHAT HE EXPECTED OF US TO BE DOING, BELIEVE ME, WE HEARD ABOUT IT, .

AND HE WOULD SIT HERE DURING THE MEETINGS AND TEXT US AND SAY, WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING? OR HE WOULD SAY THAT COMMISSIONER MADE A GREAT POINT.

WHAT ABOUT THIS? HIS INVESTMENT OF HIS TIME WAS WITHOUT ANY EXPECTATION OF PAYMENT OR TO BE RECIPROCATED IN ANY WAY, EXCEPT THAT IT GO TO HIS COMMUNITY.

AND I FEEL LIKE NOW I'M BEING LONG-WINDED.

BUT WE ALWAYS JOKED WITH HIM ABOUT HOW LONG-WINDED HE WAS , GIVE THAT MAN THE MICROPHONE.

AND YOU, YOU JUST HAD TO SIT BACK AND BE LIKE, ALL RIGHT, LOOK, 10 MINUTES, 10 MINUTES MINIMUM, WE'RE GONNA BE HERE.

JUST EXTENDED THE MEETING.

ALL RIGHT.

BUT I ALSO HEARD IT SAID THAT, YOU KNOW, RAUL PASSED, HE WAS JUST 50 YEARS OLD, AND MAYBE IT WAS THAT HE HAD SO MUCH TO SHARE, BUT HE KNEW THAT HIS TIME TO SHARE IT WAS LIMITED.

THE WORK THAT WE DO HERE, MY FRIENDS, IS VERY IMPORTANT.

IT IMPACTS SO MANY PEOPLE ON A VERY PERSONAL LEVEL.

AND THE WHOLE THAT OUR WEST DALLAS FAMILY FEELS RIGHT NOW IS TREMENDOUS.

THERE'S NOT ANOTHER RAUL REYES WAITING IN THE WINGS TO JUMP IN AND, AND TAKE HIS PLACE.

AND THOSE ARE REALLY BIG SHOES TO FILL.

BUT MAY WE SPEND THE REST OF OUR LIVES TRYING THAT MAN DID IN 50 YEARS, WHAT SOME OF US WOULD NOT DO WITH TWICE THAT AMOUNT OF TIME.

SO LET US TRY.

ANYONE ELSE? ALL RIGHT, MS. BEVIN.

WELL, I TOO GOT TO KNOW RAUL AND SOME OF HIS WORK IN WEST DALLAS AND HAVING BEEN AN ADVOCATE FOR MANY YEARS, NOT EVERYONE WHO IS AN ADVOCATE DOES IT WITH STYLE AND GRACE, MUCH LESS COURAGE AND THAT MUCH COMMITMENT.

AND RAUL WAS ALL OF THAT.

JUST WANTED TO MAKE THAT FOOTNOTE RIGHT BEHIND YOU, CATHERINE.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, RITA.

ALL RIGHT.

IF THERE'S NO FURTHER DISCUSSION, IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

AYE.

MOTION PASSES.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE GONNA PAUSE ON OUR VOTING ITEMS REALLY QUICK AND TAKE ROLL, WHICH I FORGOT TO DO.

SO LET'S GO DOWN THE DISTRICT, DISTRICT ONE, DISTRICT TWO, MARK WOOTEN, DISTRICT 4, 3, 4, 5.

.

TRACY ONE, IF YOU'RE HEARSAY HERE.

.

NO.

SIX.

ESTHER VIRE.

SEVEN.

TAMIKA RE EIGHT.

RENEE.

SHOULD BE HERE SOON.

I'M DISTRICT NINE, DISTRICT 10, 11.

UH, COLLEEN MURRAY 12 HERE.

BARRY LACKMAN 13, 14.

AND COMMISSIONER.

HI MOTO.

AND DISTRICT 15 WILL BE ABSENT TODAY.

ALRIGHT, MS. BEVY, WE HEARD FROM HER HERE.

DR.

BORO.

THANK YOU DR.

BORO.

MR. HOFFMAN.

MR. MARQUIS.

MR. MARTIN PRESENT.

MS. JACK, DR.

ALABI SAW YOU, MS. BAYER? LET PATTY DO MS. THOMPSON PRESENT.

I'LL BE ON CAMERA IN A MINUTE.

I JUST GOTTA GET TO THE HOUSE.

NO WORRIES.

ALL RIGHT.

MOVING TO OUR SUBCOMMITTEES.

UM, MS. REAGAN, MS. THOMAS, DR. STEWART, MR. VE PRESENT.

MS. SOKAY PRESENT.

MS. EVANS.

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MR. WILKINS.

MS. EK? PRESENT.

MS. GI? PRESENT.

MS. POSTON? DID I MISS ANYBODY? ALL APOLOGIES FOR THAT.

FRIENDS, LET'S GO BACK TO OUR VOTING ITEMS. ITEM B IS RECOMMENDATION THAT COUNCIL ADOPT A PROCLAMATION SUPPORTING LIGHTS OUT.

DFW.

UM, A NOTE ON THIS LAST WEEK, THE MAYOR, UH, ISSUED PROCLAMATION SUPPORTING LIGHTS OUT.

DFW WHAT THEY'RE ASKING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION, UM, IS THAT THE CITY PASS AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD COVER LIGHTS OUT FOR BOTH THE SPRING AND THE FALL MIGRATIONS IN SUCH AN ANNUAL MANNER THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE TO KEEP COMING BACK TO THE CITY, UM, EVERY JANUARY TO ASK THAT THIS BE ISSUED.

SO I BELIEVE THAT SINCE IT'S ON THE AGENDA AS THIS, I'LL MAKE AN AMENDMENT.

UM, SO CAN I GET A MOTION FOR, UH, VOTING ITEM B? SO MOVED.

SECOND.

IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

WE'RE GONNA VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT RECOMMENDATION THAT COUNCIL ADOPT AN ORDINANCE SUPPORTING LIGHTS OUT DFW ANNUALLY FOR BOTH THE SPRING AND THE FALL MIGRATION.

AND THE SPRING MIGRATION IS MARCH 1ST THROUGH JUNE 15TH.

AND THE FALL MIGRATION IS, I HAVE IT, HOLD ON.

I WAS JUST ON THE PHONE WITH HER.

AUGUST 15TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 30TH, WE'RE GONNA VOTE ON THE AMENDED MOTION AND THEN VOTE ON THE MOTION OR, UH, AMENDMENT AND THEN VOTE ON THE, THE AS IT IS AMENDED.

SO, ALL IN FAVOR OF THIS AMENDED, UM, MOTION, SAY AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED AGAIN ON THE MOTION AS AMENDED, UM, TO SUPPORT AN ORDINANCE OR, OR RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS LIGHTS OUT FOR BOTH THE SPRING AND THE FALL ANNUALLY? IS THERE A MOTION? IT'S BEEN MOVED.

SECOND.

SECOND.

AND SECONDED.

ALL IN FAVOR LAST TIME? AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? AYE.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT PASSES.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU TO HEATHER FOR JOINING US THIS EVENING, UM, AND FOR CLARIFYING THAT FOR US.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR WORK AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU MORE.

ALRIGHT.

VOTING ITEM THREE IS A CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF OUR JANUARY 27TH, 2024 STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP REPORT.

HOPEFULLY YOU ALL GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THAT REPORT.

IF THERE ARE NO AMENDMENTS, THEN I WILL TAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE.

I MOVE THAT THE REPORT, UH, BE ACCEPTED AS WRITTEN.

THANK YOU.

CHAIR WALLACE MICROPHONE.

SECOND.

THANK YOU.

IT'S BEEN MOVED.

AND SECOND AT ALL IN FAVOR.

AYE.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

THAT REPORT IS APPROVED.

LET'S GET ONTO OUR BRIEFING ITEMS THIS EVENING.

WE HAVE KEVIN MONDY, THE MANAGER OF, UH, OUR DEPARTMENT OF CODE COMPLIANCE WITH THE KEEP DALLAS BEAUTIFUL UPDATE.

AND I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE GOODIES FOR US THIS EVENING, SO WITH YOUR BRIEFING, AND THEN WE'LL SEE WHAT YOU HAVE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, MADAM CHAIR, THANK YOU TO THIS COMMISSION.

I'M GLAD TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THESE UPDATES.

I WAS HERE LAST YEAR BRIEFING, UH, THE COMMISSION ON KEEP DALLAS BEAUTIFUL.

AND I'M PROUDLY TO SERVE AS, UH, MANAGER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CODE COMPLIANCE AND PROVIDE YOU WITH THESE OUTSTANDING UPDATES THAT WE HAVE ON OUR KEEP DALLAS BEAUTIFUL PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, THE PURPOSE AGAIN, IS TO PROVIDE YOU WITH, UH, KEEP DALLAS BEAUTIFUL KEY UPDATES, UH, GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERISM AND CLEANUPS.

UH, ALSO, UH, SOME ADDITIONS TO OUR KEEP DALLAS BEAUTIFUL PROGRAM OPERATIONS.

UH, ALSO TO SHARE SOME UPDATES WITH YOU FROM LAST YEAR'S NORTH TEXAS COMMUNITY CLEANUP CHALLENGE AND TO CHALLENGE THE COMMISSION, UH, ONCE AGAIN TO PARTICIPATE.

THEN AT THE END, I'LL TAKE, UH, QUESTIONS FROM HERE IN PERSON AND, UH, VIRTUALLY IF, IF NEED BE.

UH, THANK YOU.

SO, UH, TODAY, UH, LAST YEAR I WAS HERE THIS TIME JUST ANNOUNCING OUR KEEP DALLAS BEAUTIFUL AFFILIATION.

AND, UH, WE THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO COME PROVIDE SOME UPDATES WHERE WE WERE FROM LAST YEAR TO THIS POINT.

UH, SO YOU CAN CONTINUE TO HELP US AMPLIFY THE, UH, OUTSTANDING PROGRAMS AND THE MISSION OF KEEP DALLAS BEAUTIFUL WITHIN THE CITY OF DALLAS TO HELP OUR PROGRAM AND TO GROW AND EXPAND WITH ALL CONSTITUENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF DALLAS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, AGAIN, LAST YEAR, THIS IS KIND OF WHERE WE WERE LAST YEAR.

I TALKED ABOUT OUR AFFILIATION ACCEPTANCE LETTER THAT WE RECEIVED FROM KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL IN 2020.

UH, WE HAD ALREADY BEGAN TO START TO LAY SOME OF THE GROUNDWORK AND FOUNDATION, UH, FOR THE

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PROGRAM, AND STARTED SOME SMALL PROGRAM OPERATIONS, UM, WITHIN THE COMMUNITY ANNOUNCING THE PROGRAM, DOING SOME OF THE KEY CORE OBJECTIVES OF KEEP, UH, DALLAS BEAUTIFUL THROUGH KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL, AND KEEP TEXAS BEAUTIFUL.

SO I WANNA SHOW YOU HOW WE'VE GROWN, UH, FROM THIS POINT LAST YEAR TO NOW.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, AND FOR PROGRAM YEAR 2022, WE RECEIVED SILVER STAR STATUS WITH KEITH TEXAS.

BEAUTIFUL.

SO WE JUST, WE WENT FROM IN ONE YEAR FROM JUST AN AFFILIATE MEMBER TO A SILVER MEMBER.

AND PRIOR TO ME COMING HERE TODAY, I'M HAPPY TO SAY WE SUBMITTED OUR APPLICATION FOR GOLD STAR RECOGNITION, STATUS FOR PROGRAM YEAR 2023, WHICH WE JUST WRAPPED UP.

SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

SO I EXPECT NOTHING BUT GREAT NEWS TO HEAR BACK FROM, UH, KEITH TEXAS.

BEAUTIFUL, OUR AFFILIATE, UH, MANAGER, HOW WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED SOME MAJOR MILESTONES WITHIN ANOTHER IN A ONE YEAR PERIOD OF TIME, UH, BY GETTING PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS UP AND RUNNING, BUT ALSO GETTING GOOD FEEDBACK AND MEASURES FROM SOME OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS THAT WE WORK WITH, AND ACTUALLY SHOWING AND DEMONSTRATING THE NEED FOR THE PROGRAM HERE WITHIN THE CITY.

UH, ALSO LAST YEAR WE IMPLEMENTED, UH, OUR WASTE IN PLACE CURRICULUM, WHICH IS A CURRICULUM THAT WE OFFER TO STUDENTS OF ALL AGES AND GRADES.

WE WORKED WITH 17 DALLAS ISD SCHOOLS.

DALLAS, ISD DID A NEWS STORY ON US.

WE ALSO HAD A CHANNEL FIVE NEWS STORY DONE ON OUR WASTE IN PLACE, UH, PROGRAM.

AND THIS CURRICULUM IS DESIGNED TO TEACH STU TEACH STUDENTS A GOOD STEWARDSHIP ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT, UH, HOW TO POLICE THEIR SCHOOLS AND SURROUNDINGS WITH LITTER, BUT ALSO, UM, BE BETTER LEADERS INSIDE THE SCHOOL.

UH, ALSO THIS PAST YEAR, WE SAW AN INCREASE IN VOLUNTEERISM WITH OUR COMMUNITY CLEANUPS, UH, ABOUT 52%.

AND ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR THAT THIS FISCAL YEAR FOR THE CITY, UH, WE RECEIVED ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE PROGRAM THAT FUNDED, UH, THREE, UM, POSITIONS, UH, FOR THE, UM, THREE POSITIONS FOR THE PROGRAM.

CURRENTLY, WE FILL TWO OF THE THREE POSITIONS, AND IT ALSO PROVIDED SOME OPPORTUNITIES, UH, FOR SOME ADDITIONAL MARKETING SUPPORT.

UH, WE LAUNCHED A WEBSITE, UH, KEEP DALLAS BEAUTIFUL WEBSITE, WHICH WAS ONE OF THE THINGS, UH, THIS COMMISSION ASKED US TO DO.

SO THAT WEBSITE LAUNCHED THIS MONTH.

ALSO ON MARCH 18TH, WE HAVE A MARKETING CAMPAIGN, UH, BEGINNING WITH DART, AS WELL AS A PRESS RELEASE THAT WILL BE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT THE CITY TO TALK ABOUT THE KEEP DALLAS BEAUTIFUL PROGRAM.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, JUST AS I SPOKE ABOUT OUR INCREASE IN VOLUNTEERISM, UH, WHEN I CAME, UM, YOU CAN SEE WHERE WE'RE AT IN 2022.

EVERY YEAR.

WE'VE SHOWN AN INCREASE OF COMMUNITY CLEANUPS, EITHER LED BY US INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY BY, UM, NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AND COMMUNITY GROUPS.

UH, WE WENT FROM ONE YEAR TO 46 TO 70.

THAT WAS OUR BIG JUMP YEAR.

UH, AND NOW AT YEAR TO DATE, WE'RE AT 36 CLEANUPS.

BUT I THINK ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS IS YOU SEE A VALUE OF SERVICE.

THAT VALUE OF SERVICE JUST SHOWS THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS IS WHAT THE CITY ACTUALLY SAVES BY US GETTING OUT HERE ON THE GROUND AND GETTING VOLUNTEERS ENGAGED WITH CLEANING UP OUR CITY.

SO, UH, LAST YEAR WE ALMOST DOUB THE AMOUNT OF 300, A LITTLE OVER $300,000, AND WE KNOW THAT WE'RE ON PACE THIS YEAR TO ALSO TOP THAT NUMBER AS A VALUE OF SERVICE TO THE CITY OF DALLAS.

NEXT SLIDE, AGAIN.

ONE OF OUR, UH, MOST VALUABLE PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE IS OUR COMMUNITY CLEAN TRASH OFF PROGRAM.

AND WHAT THIS PROGRAM DOES IS WE HOST COMMUNITY CLEAN UP TRASH OFF EVENTS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION, AND ALSO OTHER, UH, DEPARTMENTS, UH, COME ALONG WITH US WHERE WE HAVE OUR, UH, BULK TRASH DISPOSAL, OUR BOPA, WHICH IS CALLED BATTERIES OIL AND PAINT ANTIFREEZE, WHERE, UH, RESIDENTS CAN COME OFFLOAD THOSE ITEMS, AS WELL AS OFFERING DOCUMENT SHREDDING, UH, FOR THOSE WHO NEED, UH, DOCUMENT SHREDDING.

LAST YEAR, UH, WE HOSTED, UH, 17 EVENTS SO FAR.

TODAY WE HAVE, UH, SEVEN EVENTS.

WE HAVE AN EVENT PLANNED FOR THIS SATURDAY THAT WILL BE IN THE WEST DALLAS COMMUNITY AT THE WEST DALLAS MULTIPURPOSE CENTER.

WE ALSO HAVE AN ADDITIONAL EVENT PLAN ON MARCH 23RD.

UH, WE'LL BE HELD AT THE, UH, AT A HIGH SCHOOL.

UH, WE'VE DONE A GREAT JOB WITH PARTNERING WITH DALLAS IIS, DALLAS ISD, UTILIZING THEIR FACILITIES, UH, TO HOST, UH, MANY OF THESE COMMUNITY CLEANUP TRASH OFF EVENTS, UH, FOR CONSTITUENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF DALLAS.

SO THIS IS THE FRONT PAGE AND THE URL FOR OUR WEBSITE, UH, WWW.KDBCCS.ORG.

I ENCOURAGE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU ALL TO SHARE THIS WEBSITE, UH, WITH YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS, YOUR COMMUNITY GROUPS.

UH, IT HAS AN INTERACTIVE CALENDAR ON THERE, YOU CAN SEE WHERE WE ARE HOSTING, UH, UPCOMING EVENTS, AS WELL AS, UH, NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUPS THAT

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MAY BE THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF, UH, ORGANIZATIONS AND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS THAT ARE NOW SENDING US THIS INFORMATION TO POST ON OUR WEBSITE TO GET ASSISTANCE FOR VOLUNTEERISM OR JUST GENERAL SUPPORT THROUGHOUT.

THIS IS ONE OF OUR NEW INITIATIVES THAT WE ARE, WE HAVE LAUNCHED, IT'S CALLED ADOPT A SPOT.

UH, THIS PROGRAM IS JUST A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT AMONG RESIDENTS ES CLUBS, UH, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, UH, TO HELP US WITH KEEPING OUR CITY CLEAN.

SO WE ASK, WE IDENTIFY AREAS AND, AND NEIGHBORHOODS, KIND OF MORE INFILL, BUT ALSO KIND OF OUT LAYERING AREAS IN THE CITY WHERE WE'RE ASKING ORGANIZATIONS AND RESIDENTS TO ADOPT, UH, FOR A, UH, ONE YEAR PERIOD.

UH, THE ADOPTION OF AN AREA GIVES THEM A SIGN WITH AN ADOPTION, THEM NAME A PLATE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SIGN.

AND WE ONLY ASK THAT THAT NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS OR ORGANIZATIONS, UH, PERFORM SIX COMMUNITY CLEANUPS AT OR AROUND OR NEAR THE AREA THAT THEY'VE ADOPTED FOR A YEAR.

ONE OF OUR PROGRAM OPERATIONS THAT WE BOUGHT IS CALLED LOVE YOUR BLOCK.

UH, THIS IS A CITYWIDE VOLUNTEER CLEANUP INITIATIVE.

UH, BY SCANNING THE QR CODES, YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION OF WHERE THE NEXT CLEANUP IS.

WE'VE ALSO PARTNERED WITH DALLAS PARKS AND REC, UM, WITH THIS PROGRAM.

SO THEY'VE IDENTIFIED PARKS, UH, THAT THEY CLEAN UP, UM, ON A MONTHLY BASIS.

SO WHILE THEY'RE CLEANING UP THE PARKS, WE ALSO TAKE VOLUNTEERS AND CLEAN UP THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE SURROUNDING THE PARKS, UH, AS A PART OF THIS INITIATIVE, AND YOU'LL HEAR, I'M KIND OF GIVE YOU A TEASER HERE, SO HOPEFULLY WITHIN THE NEXT 15 TO 20 DAYS, YOU'LL HEAR A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING, UM, TO THE CITY ABOUT THIS PROGRAM AS A GRANT THAT WE'VE APPLIED FOR.

SO THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW.

I MEAN, WE WAS ON A WEBINAR WITH THE ORGANIZATION WHO'S, WHO'S ACTUALLY FUNDING US YESTERDAY, AND THEY HAD A DISCLAIMER AT THE BOTTOM.

PLEASE DO NOT MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO WHO AND WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

SO I'VE JUST GIVEN YOU A TEASER ABOUT IT.

SO PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT COMING OUT ABOUT LOVE YOUR BLOCK.

NEXT SLIDE.

AGAIN, THESE ARE JUST SOME CONTINUED PROGRAM OPERATIONS THAT WE HAVE, THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMUNITY, OUR COMMUNITY HAND TOOL PROGRAM, UH, WHICH IS A FREE SERVICE THAT WE PROVIDE TO NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, UH, WHERE YOU CAN BORROW COMMUNITY HAND TOOLS AND SUPPLIES TO PERFORM YOUR COMMUNITY CLEANUPS.

NEXT SLIDE.

UH, OUR, OUR COMMUNITY CLEANUP ON THE GO TRAILER IS STILL ACTIVE.

UH, SO WE'RE ABLE TO, IF THERE'S A HUGE CLEANUP SOMEWHERE THROUGHOUT THE CITY, AND THE GROUP DOESN'T HAVE MEANS TO TRANSPORT SUPPLIES AND TOOLS, WE HAVE A TRAILER THAT'S CALLED COMMUNITY CLEANUP ON THE GO.

AND WE CAN TRANSPORT TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT, UH, TO THE COMMUNITY CLEANUP SITE, UH, AND IF STAFF IS AVAILABLE, CAN REMAIN ON SITE TO HELP INDIVIDUALS COORDINATE THOSE EFFORTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND THIS IS ANOTHER PART OF OUR PROGRAM OPERATION THAT WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF.

IT'S OUR BEAUTIFICATION, UH, PROJECT.

UH, SO THIS YEAR, LAST YEAR, WE WERE ABLE TO DO, UH, TWO, UH, BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS.

ONE IS THE CLARA TRESTLE AREA.

THIS IS, UH, ON CLARATON AND THE HISTORICAL 10TH STREET, JUST RIGHT BELOW THE HISTORICAL 10TH STREET DISTRICT, WHERE WE, UH, REIMAGINED SOME OLD ABANDONED TRAIN TRESTLES AND A MEDIAN.

UM, THIS AREA BECAME A SITE TO US THROUGH IDENTIFICATION OF NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS.

SO THERE WAS, THERE WAS GRAFFITI ON THESE TRAIN TRESTLES AND A HIGH INSTANCE OF LITTER THROUGHOUT THE MEDIAN.

UH, SO WE WORKED WITH THE OFFICE OF ARTS AND THE CULTURE TO IDENTIFY AN ARTIST.

UH, SO THEY'RE OUR COLLABORATIVE, UH, PARTNER IN WHAT WE CALL BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITIES PROJECT TO REIMAGINE, UH, THE, THE TRESTLES, WHICH ACTUALLY REFLECTS THE HISTORY OF THAT COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS REIMAGINE WHAT THE MEDIAN, UH, COULD BE AS KIND OF A SERENITY SPACE, UH, FOR RESIDENTS, UH, TO TAKE CARE OF.

AS A RESULT OF THAT, THAT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HASN'T ADOPTED THAT AREA TO PERFORM THE SIX COMMUNITY CLEANUPS PER YEAR AS A PART OF OUR ADOPT SPOT INITIATIVE.

UH, THIS MIDDLE INITIATIVES, IT WAS RECENTLY OUT IN JUBILEE PARK, UH, WHERE WE WORKED WITH, UH, JUBILEE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AND COMMUNITY GROUP.

UH, IT'S BASICALLY A SMALL CORNER LOT THAT THEY HAD THAT THEY WERE ACTUALLY JUST KIND OF SPACE.

SO WE REIMAGINE THAT SPACE, UH, WITH A LOCAL ARTIST, AND WE CALL IT, UH, THE CONGO PROJECT, IF ANYBODY'S FAMILIAR WITH CONGO STREET, THAT GOES THROUGH JUBILEE PARK.

SO THIS IS RIGHT AT THE CORNER OF CONGO.

AGAIN, IT KIND OF GIVES THE HISTORY OF THE STREET WE PUT IN, UM, SOME LANDSCAPING, SOME CRUSH, GRANITE PASS, BECAUSE IT WAS A CUT THROUGH.

YOU CAN TELL WHERE NEIGHBORS HAD ACTUALLY JUST KIND OF TRAIL THAT PATH, JUST CUTTING THROUGH.

SO NOW WE, WE CREATED IT WHERE YOU CAN ACTUALLY SIT DOWN AT THE CORNER OF THAT SPACE AND JUST ENJOY THE SPACE.

UM, THE ART, DECORATIVE ART CONTAINERS IS KIND OF OUR MURALS ON THE MOVE PROJECT, WHERE WE TAKE OUR, UH, UH, LARGE TRASH CONTAINERS AND WE ACTUALLY MAKE 'EM OUT OF

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DECORATIVE ART PIECES.

AND SO THIS IS ONE OF THE LATEST ONES THAT WE DID THIS YEAR.

AND IT HAS OUR MISSION ON THE SIDE.

SO IT BECOMES AN ATTRACTION WHEN PEOPLE COME TO OUR COMMUNITY, CLEAN TRASH SHOP EVENTS, AND THEY SEE THESE BEAUTIFUL MURALS ON, ON THE SIDE OF OUR TRASH CONTAINERS.

SO, WHEN I WAS HERE LAST YEAR, ONE OF THE CHALLENGES THAT WAS MADE IS SAY, HEY, WE GOTTA GET INVOLVED IN THE NORTH TEXAS COMMUNITY CLEANUP CHALLENGE.

SO I WENT BACK AND I GOT US ENROLLED, AND WE, WE SET OUT A STRATEGY THAT WE FELT LIKE WE WERE VERY WELL EQUIPPED TO WIN THE CHALLENGE.

IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME, UH, BEING INVOLVED IN THE CHALLENGE AS A DEPARTMENT.

SO THIS IS JUST THE DATA THAT WE RECEIVED BACK, AND THEY CALL IT A LEADERBOARD.

AS YOU CAN SEE, DALLAS, WE RANKED THIRD IN THE NORTH TEXAS COMMUNITY CLEANUP CHALLENGE, BUT WE HAD THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF EVENTS BETWEEN MARCH 1ST AND MAY 31ST.

WE HAD THE MOST VOLUNTEERS.

WE COLLECTED THE MOST BAGS OF LIT, AND YOU SEE WHAT OUR SCORE IS TO GIVE US A THIRD PLACE FINISH.

I KNOW MY FACE WAS EXACTLY THE SAME.

THAT'S NOT FAIR.

I MEAN, WE TRIED, WE FIGURED IT OUT.

WE TRIED TO FIGURE IT OUT.

WE, WE CONTACTED THE COMMISSION.

WE WAS LIKE, WHAT'S GOING ON? SO THE REASON THEY GAVE US, UM, THEY TOLD US IS THAT WE ARE, WE ARE MULTIPLIED AT A HIGHER NUMBER THAN OTHER CITIES BECAUSE OF OUR POPULATION.

SO IT'S NOT A BIG CITY, LITTLE CITY COMPETITION, IT'S JUST WHERE WE RANK AS A CITY IN TERMS OF POPULATION SIZE.

THEY FELT LIKE WE COULD DO A LITTLE MORE.

AND SO, SO WE'RE MULTIPLIED AT A HIGHER NUMBER.

HOWEVER, I AM NOT AT, AT ALL UPSET AT THE EFFORT WE MADE AND THE EFFORT WE PUT FORTH IN GETTING INVOLVED IN THIS CHALLENGE.

UM, AND LAYING OUT A STRATEGY.

OUR STAFF WORKED EXCEPTIONALLY HARD.

WE'RE WORKING WITH RESIDENTS, UH, RESIDENTS AND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS AND GROUPS, GETTING THEM INVOLVED IN THE CHALLENGE, FINDING WAYS WE CAN GET PEOPLE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS CLEANING UP.

UH, SO WE DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO NOW HERE WE ARE AGAIN.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE ASKING YOU ONCE AGAIN TO JOIN US IN THE FIGHT AGAINST LITTER FROM MARCH 1ST, UH, THROUGH MAY 31ST, UH, WE, WE HAVE SIGNED UP AGAIN FOR THE NORTH TEXAS COMMUNITY CLEANUP CHALLENGE.

WE KICKED OFF LAST SATURDAY WITH A BANG.

UH, WE, WE WORKED WITH PARKS AND THE RIVER SHINE ROUNDUP.

UH, WE ALSO WORKED WITH THE FERGUSON ROAD INITIATIVE LAST WEEK.

UH, BETWEEN THOSE TWO EVENTS, WE PROBABLY ENGAGED WITH, I WOULD SAY APPROXIMATELY 300 VOLUNTEERS.

UH, SO WE COLLECTED TONS OF LITTER, ESPECIALLY AT RIVER SHINE AND THE LONG FERGUSON ROAD.

SO WE'RE OFF TO A GOOD START AGAIN.

WE WANT TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING.

UH, SO WE'RE ASKING YOU TO HELP US AMPLIFY THIS MESSAGE.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO HELP US PARTICIPATE, UH, IN THE CHALLENGE.

AND BY WAY, WE GAVE YOU SOME CHALLENGE KITS, UH, BEHIND YOU, SO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN LITTER GRABBER IN YOUR BAG.

YOU ALSO HAVE THIS CLEAN AND COOL.

KEEP DALLAS BEAUTIFUL BEST HERE.

SO WE'RE ASKING YOU TO GET INVOLVED WITH US IN THE CHALLENGE.

UH, LAST YEAR WE HAD, YOU KNOW, FROM THIS COMMISSION, WE HAD SEVERAL, UH, COMMISSIONERS TO CALL US TO, TO PERFORM AND TO HELP THEM PLAN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN UP.

SO WE THANK YOU FOR THAT SUPPORT.

PLEASE JOIN US, UH, GET ON BOARD WITH US AGAIN, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CHALLENGE.

OUR GOAL IS TO DO MORE THAN WHAT WE DID LAST YEAR.

AGAIN, WE CAN'T CONTROL THE MULTIPLE, BUT WE CAN CONTROL OUR EFFORTS HERE ON THE GROUND AND AMPLIFYING THE MESSAGE, YOU KNOW, AND OUR GOAL HERE IS WE WANNA SEE A LITTER FREE CITY.

UH, SO, AND IT'S GONNA TAKE ALL OF US, UH, PARTICIPATING AND WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP US MEET THAT GOAL.

UH, NEXT SLIDE.

AND AT THIS TIME, I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS, UH, THAT ANYONE MAY HAVE.

UH, ALRIGHT.

GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. MONDI.

LET'S SEE IF ANYBODY HAS ANY DR.

LACHLAN NOW.

THERE WE GO.

UM, YOU, HAVE YOU DONE ANY WORK? IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'VE DONE A FABULOUS, THIS IS A FABULOUS EFFORT.

AND, UM, HAVE YOU DONE ANY WORK TO GEO MAP OR LOCATE PLACES THAT YOU'VE DONE CLEANUPS TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY, UM, GEOGRAPHIC HOLES? SO WE'RE WORKING WITH, UM, OUR BUSINESS AND DATA ANALYTICS TEAM RIGHT NOW.

THAT'S GONNA BE A FUNCTIONALITY OF OUR NEW WEBSITE.

UH, WE'RE ACTUALLY GONNA BE ABLE TO GEO MAP WHERE, UH, WE ASK THEM TO GEOMAP ADOPT THE SPOT LOCATIONS.

SO WE WANNA START THERE WITH TRACKING, BECAUSE WE KNOW AT SOME OF THE LOCATIONS THAT PEOPLE HAVE ADOPTED, BUT THERE ARE ALSO SOME CHALLENGE SPOTS, UH, IN OUR COMMUNITY WHERE WE'RE GONNA ASK PEOPLE TO ADOPT THAT MAY NOT GET AS MUCH LOVE AS AN INTENTION AS OTHER AREAS.

SO WE'RE GONNA USE THAT AS A MEASURE, UM, BY US GOING BACK TO TRACK AFTER CLEANUP, ONE OF THE THINGS WE NOTICED WHEN THERE'S ACTIVITY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND OTHER PEOPLE, OTHER RESIDENTS, PEOPLE SEE, SEE PEOPLE OUT CLEANING UP.

IT ACTUALLY SHOWS

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THAT, MAN, THERE'S AN INTEREST HERE.

AND WE GO BACK TO SOME AREAS AND THERE'S LESS LITTER OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.

WE ALSO SEE THAT WITH GRAFFITI.

SO SOME OF THE, OUR BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS, UH, WHERE THERE'S GRAFFITI BEFORE.

SO NONE OF OUR PAST OR CURRENT PROJECTS HAVE BEEN GRAFFITI ON BECAUSE WHILE WE'VE KIND OF REMOVED THE BLIGHT AND PLACED IT WITH SOMETHING BRIGHT, AND WE ALSO HAVE A STRONG COMMUNITY INTEREST WITH STRONG COMMUNITY BUY-IN.

SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION AGAIN, YES, WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO THAT POINT TO KIND OF SEE, YOU KNOW, IF WE HAVE ADOPTERS IN THESE AREAS, IS IT, YOU KNOW, LESS LITTER OR MORE LITTER, YOU KNOW, WHAT DO WE SEE? UH, BUT WE, WE WANNA MAKE SURE WE HAVE THOSE POINTS IDENTIFIED ON A KIND OF AN INTERACTIVE MAP AND A GOOD REPORTING SYSTEM WHERE PEOPLE CAN REPORT WHEN THEY SEE A HIGH INCREASE OF LITTER IN CERTAIN AREAS.

SO WE'RE WORKING ON THAT RIGHT NOW AS YOU SPEAK.

GREAT.

UH, SECOND QUESTION I HAVE IS, UM, UH, CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR WORK WITH FAITH-BASED INSTITUTIONS? BECAUSE FOR A NUMBER OF THOSE INSTITUTIONS, THAT'S PART OF THEIR, THE THEOLOGY AND SPIRIT, UH, SPIRITUALITY.

YEAH.

SO ONE OF OUR FIRST ADOPTERS WAS A FAITH-BASED INSTITUTION.

UH, SO THEY WERE OUR FIRST ADOPT A SIGN THAT WE PUT UP.

UH, AND IT WAS IN AN AREA WHERE THERE IS A LOT OF LITTER ALONG A MAJOR THOROUGHFARE.

UH, YOU KNOW, AND THERE'S, THERE'S PROBABLY REASON THERE'S NO TRASH CANS ALONG THE THOROUGHFARE, SO PEOPLE JUST DRIVE BY AND THROW THEIR TRASH OUT.

SO, UH, THAT AREA HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY A FAITH-BASED INSTITUTION.

THEY WANTED TO GET MORE INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO WE SAID, HERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU, UH, TO ADOPT AN AREA, BUT ALSO TAKE PRIDE IN THE AREA BECAUSE YOUR NAME IS ON THAT SIDE AND IT'S JUST ADJACENT TO YOUR INSTITUTION.

SO, UH, WE'VE BEEN MONITORING THAT, THAT, THAT SITE.

SO FAR IT HAS BEEN FAIRLY WELL GOOD.

WE DON'T EXPECT IT, I MEAN, TO BE A HUNDRED PERCENT LIT FREE BECAUSE IT'S A EIGHT LANE, UH, THOROUGHFARE.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF TRAFFIC GOING UP AND DOWN THAT THOROUGHFARE.

UH, BUT JUST BY DOING SPOT CHECKS AND FOLLOWING UP, IT APPEARS TO BE THAT IT'S GOING WELL FOR THEM.

UM, UH, ON BEHALF OF, AS A REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 12, I'D LOVE TO, UH, MEET WITH, UH, FOLKS INVOLVED WITH THIS AND NEED TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO IN DISTRICT 12.

ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK, UH, OUR DIRECTOR, MR. CHRIS CHRISTIAN, UH, SPOKE WITH THE COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, THIS WEEK AND WE'VE HAD SOME COMMUNICATION.

SO, UH, SHE, I WILL TELL, WE WILL COMMUNICATE BACK THAT, UH, DR. BARRY SAID HE WANTS TO GET INVOLVED.

SO YOU MAY BE GETTING A CALL, UH, FROM THE COUNCIL MEMBER BECAUSE WE SPOKE THIS WEEK.

OH, I'M ACTUALLY MEETING WITH MY COUNCIL PERSON ON FRIDAY, SO, ALRIGHT.

SO, SO, SO TELL HER ABOUT ADOPT A SPOT AND SHE'LL SAY, YEAH, I SPOKE WITH THE PEOPLE AT CODE, SO WE'RE READY.

.

UH, MY, MY LAST COMMENT IS SORT OF A PREEMPTIVE STRATEGY.

UM, ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO I CHANGED GYMS. I QUIT 24 HOUR FITNESS BECAUSE THEY WOULDN'T PUT A RECYCLING, THEY WOULDN'T PUT A BLUE RECYCLING, UH, UH, UH, CONTAINER IN THE GYM.

THEY ACTIVELY REFUSED THAT.

I CHANGED GYMS AND TOLD THEM WHY I WAS CHANGING.

BUT THAT BRINGS UP THIS WHOLE QUESTION ABOUT PREEMPTIVE STRATEGIES OF LOOKING AT PLACES THAT HAVE HIGH USE OF PLASTICS AND OTHER MATERIALS, AND WHETHER THAT MIGHT BE PART OF A STRATEGY.

IT'S, IT'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING WE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT.

UH, SO ALL THE, FROM THE NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE, KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL.

UH, THE STRATEGIES ARE LITTER, LITTER ABATEMENT, AND LITTER CONTROL, UH, RECYCLING AND BEAUTIFICATION.

UH, SO THERE ARE SOME EFFORTS, UM, THAT I WAS MADE AWARE OF THIS WEEK THAT WE WILL LOOK, LOOK STRONGLY INTO COCA-COLA HAS A STRONGLY, UH, STRONG RECYCLING PROGRAM.

UH, SO IT'S, IT'S BEST SEE HOW WE CAN WORK WITH THEM SINCE THEY HAVE A FOOTPRINT HERE IN A DFW AREA TO SEE IF WE CAN PARTNER CLOSE WITH THEM.

THEY PARTNER NATIONALLY WITH KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL.

SO WE'RE GONNA TRY TO LEVERAGE SOME OF OUR RELATIONSHIP CONTACTS WITHIN THE AFFILIATION TO SEE IF WE CAN GET SOME SUPPORT.

ALRIGHT, WE'RE GONNA MOVE ON TO CHAIR WALLACE AND THEN, UH, COMMISSIONER DERE.

AND THEN MR. MARTIN, IF YOU STILL HAVE A QUESTION.

THANK YOU.

UM, HI KEVIN.

UM, MY QUESTION IS, ARE ANY OF YOUR LENDING MOWERS OR BLOWERS AND, UM, ANY ON THE GO MOWERS AND BLOWERS ELECTRIC? YES.

SO OUR TRAILER, OUR COMMUNITY TOOLS ON THE GO IS FULLY EQUIPPED WITH, WITH ELECTRIC MOWERS, CHAINSAWS, UH, WEED EATERS AND BLOWERS.

I THINK WE WERE PROBABLY ONE OF THE FIRST UNITS, UH, WHEN WE RECEIVED THE TRAILER, WE RECEIVED THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER WITH, UH, KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL ON A VOLUNTEER PROJECT.

AND THEY ASKED WHAT ONE OF THE NEEDS

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WAS, AND WE SAID, WE NEED OUR TRAILER TO BE EQUIPPED WITH, UH, ELECTRIC TOOLS.

SO IT'S, IT'S OUTFITTED WITH ALL ELECTRIC TOOLS.

THAT IS MOST EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER RE, COMMISSIONER RE WE CAN'T HEAR YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL COME BACK TO YOU IN JUST A MOMENT.

MR. MARTIN? NO.

OH.

UM, COMMISSIONER RE, CAN Y'ALL HEAR ME? Y'ALL CAN HEAR ME NOW? YES.

YES WE CAN.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION, SIR.

BUT I'M THE COMMISSIONER FOR DISTRICT SEVEN AND IN CHOPPY, WE'RE HAVING AN EVENT ON APRIL THE 13TH.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE CAN WE GET THE, UH, THE ART CONTAINER, UH, FOR THAT DAY.

AND SO I WILL GET YOUR INFORMATION FROM ERIN AND I'LL BE REACHING OUT TO YOU.

WE HAVING A CLEAN UP THAT DAY, SO, UH, AND I WANNA ADOPT THE BLOCK FOR JOCK.

THANK, THANK YOU.

UH, COMMISSIONER RO, AND THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING SUPPORTIVE.

UH, I THINK WE, WE SPOKE ABOUT IT INTERNALLY IN OUR OFFICE OFFICE.

UM, SO WE AL I THINK WE ALREADY HAVE YOU ON THE CALENDAR AND THE RADAR FOR APRIL 13TH.

OKAY.

YEAH, WE CLEAN THE BLOCK.

YES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

UHHUH .

MR. MARQUIS.

THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR.

FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING YOUR VERY POSITIVE ENERGY IN HERE TONIGHT.

I THINK YOU'VE GIVEN US REAL BOOSTS AND WE APPRECIATE IT, .

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE IT.

UM, A FEW QUESTIONS.

ONE, I ALWAYS WANNA BE ON THE POSITIVE, UH, PATH, BUT WE DO HAVE LAWS IN THIS CITY AGAINST LITTERING.

DO WE HAVE ANY SENSE THAT THERE'S EVER BEEN ANY REAL EFFORT TO ENFORCE THOSE LAWS? THAT'S A, YOU KNOW, GENERAL QUESTION, BUT IT'S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO ASK BECAUSE IT IS AN ONGOING PROBLEM, ESPECIALLY IN CERTAIN AREAS.

FOR EXAMPLE, DUMPING IN THE GREAT TRINITY FOREST HAS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR DECADES.

SO I'M JUST ASKING DO WE HAVE ANY EFFORT TO GO IN THAT DIRECTION? I KNOW THAT MIGHT BE A CODE COMPLIANCE ISSUE AS OPPOSED TO YOUR PROGRAM, BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THAT, I'D LOVE YOUR, YEAH, SO I THINK LAST YEAR WHEN WE WERE HERE, WE, WE SPOKE ABOUT THAT THERE IS A LAW ON THE BOOK, UM, ABOUT LITTERING THAT'S ENFORCEABLE BY, UH, DALLAS, DPD, UH, NOW HOW IT'S BEING ENFORCED.

UM, YOU KNOW, THAT'S, THAT'S A QUESTION OR HOW SHOULD IT BE ENFORCED? SO I, I DO KNOW, BUT TO ANSWER YOUR FOR, YES, THERE IS A LAW, UH, ON THE BOOKS ABOUT LITTERING.

UM, AND NOW AS FAR AS ILLEGAL DUMPING, UH, WE DO HAVE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF CODE COMPLIANCE AND A ILLEGAL DUMPING PROTEIN, UH, WHERE IF SOMEONE CALLS AND REPORTS, UM, AND WE HAVE AN ILLEGAL DUMPING HOTLINE, UH, AND WE HAVE, UH, OUR PRO TEAM HAS THE ABILITY TO SET UP CAMERAS IN AREAS THAT HAS HAD A HIGH INSTANCE OR OCCURRENCES OF ILLEGAL DUMPING ALONG WITH SIGNS.

SO IF THAT IS AN AREA OF CONCERN AND, AND IT'S IN, UM, AN AREA WHERE WE CAN GET TO AND IT'S SAFE, WHERE, YOU KNOW, SO THAT'S SOMETHING WE CAN TALK OFFLINE ABOUT IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT THAT.

UH, AND THERE ARE OTHER AREAS THROUGHOUT THE CITY THAT MAY NOT FALL UNDER OUR PURVIEW, BUT MAYBE SOME OF OUR, UH, INTERNAL SISTER AND BROTHER DEPARTMENT, UH, THAT WE CAN WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH THEM TO, TO KIND OF SEE HOW WE CAN REDUCE THE NUMBER OF THE REDUCE ILLEGAL DUMPING IN CERTAIN AREAS.

TO FOLLOW UP ON THAT, I WONDER, DO WE HAVE COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMS WITH THE COUNTY REGARDING GREAT TRINITY FOREST, WHILE THAT'S AN INCORPORATED LAND WITHIN THE COUNTY? IT MIGHT NOT BE CITY PROPERTY, BUT YEAH.

DO WE HAVE ANY PROGRAMS WITH OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES IN THIS REGARD? SO WE WORK WITH THE, THE MARSHALS, UH, MARSHALS, UH, UH, CITY OF DALLAS ON ILLEGAL DUMPING.

SO, UH, WHENEVER WE CAN FIND TRACEABLE EVIDENCE, UH, THERE HAS BEEN, UM, ILLEGAL DUMPING, YOU KNOW, THAT INFORMATION IS TRANSFERRED FOR OVER TO OUR MARSHAL'S DEPARTMENT, UH, FOR, FOR PROSECUTION IF THEY CAN FIND, UH, TRACEABLE EVIDENCE OF WHO ILLEGALLY DUMPED, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT'S REPORTED BY A CITIZEN LICENSE PLATE NUMBER, OR, YOU KNOW, ANYTHING THAT OUR CAMERAS CAN CATCH FRONT CAMERA, REAR CAMERA, UH, UH, IN ACTION.

SO THAT INFORMATION IS TURNED OVER TO THE MARSHALS.

OKAY, GOOD.

THANK YOU.

ONE OTHER QUESTION THAT IS THAT I THINK MANY OF US REMEMBER THAT DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS AND TELL THE RING CAMPAIGN, WHICH IS VERY SUCCESSFUL.

WHAT ARE WE DOING WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS, WITH OTHER AGENCIES, UH, AND ENTITIES TO STOP LITTER BEFORE PEOPLE THROW OUT THE CAR WINDOW? ARE WE DOING EDUCATION ON A BROAD BASIS TO GET PEOPLE TO STOP LITERALLY IN THE FIRST PLACE? YEAH, SO WE'RE WORKING HARD AND THAT WAS OUR WASTE IN PLACE.

UH, PRO WASTE IN PLACE CURRICULUM I WAS TALKING ABOUT, RIGHT? YEAH.

WITH

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DALLAS, ISD.

YEP.

UH, SO IT'S, IT'S DEFINITELY NOT THE CEILING, BUT WE'VE STARTED, UH, NOW WE'RE, WE'RE SEEING, UH, WE'RE WORKING WITH MORE HIGH SCHOOLS.

WE STARTED WITH ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL BECAUSE WE FELT LIKE THAT'S WHERE WE CAN MAKE, UH, THE MOST IMPACT.

WE HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL THAT TWICE A MONTH, UH, THEY GO OUT AND RECEIVE, WE'RE ABLE TO AWARD THEM WITH, UH, SERVICE LEARNING HOURS.

UH, WE GO TO THE CAMPUS, WE PROVIDE THEM WITH THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES THEY NEED, AND THEY GO OUT AND, UH, COLLECT LITTER, UM, THROUGHOUT AND AROUND THEIR SCHOOL AS A PART OF A SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT.

UH, ALSO WE ARE GETTING READY TO WORK WITH, UH, BISHOP DONN, WHICH IS ANOTHER, UH, YOU KNOW, MIDDLE TWO HIGH SCHOOL THAT IS INTERESTED IN DOING THE SAME THING.

SO I THINK WE GOT SOME TRACTION AND SOME MOMENTUM BUILDING.

UH, SO WE'LL CONTINUE TO MARKET AND, AND PUSH THOSE PROGRAMS FORWARD.

UH, DALLAS ID AGAIN, HAS BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE.

IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET A WASTE IN PLACE PROGRAM ON EVERY CAMPUS.

UH, WE HAVE 17 RIGHT NOW, SO WE GOT A WAYS TO GO, BUT WE STARTED AND WE BELIEVE THAT IT IS CATCHING MOMENTUM AND, AND WE'LL EXPAND OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.

THANK YOU, MS. REAGAN.

MR. MONDI, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JUST THE ENERGY YOU BRING AS WELL.

I MEAN, BLENDING ART AND BLENDING COMMUNITY AND BLENDING EDUCATION AND BRINGING US FLASHY, FUN SHIRTS, YOU, YOU KNOW, HOW TO MAKE IT FLASHY AND FUN AND MAKE LITTER AND TRASH SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE WANT TO ENGAGE IN.

SO I, I WANNA THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND THE QUESTION I HAVE IS, WE WORK ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM AND WE HAD AN IDEA OF HIGHLIGHTING SOME HOTSPOTS FOR LITTERING.

DO YOU GUYS HAVE A LIST ON THE WEBSITE OR ANYWHERE SPECIFICALLY THAT WE COULD TARGET? SO THE FIRST IS NO, UH, BUT WE, WE OF HOTSPOTS, WE HAVE SEVERAL AREAS THROUGHOUT THE CITY THAT WHERE, UM, WE TRACK THROUGH, UH, 3 1 1 AND, YOU KNOW, THAT WE ABATE AND THAT ARE FROM, SO WE CAN CONSIDER THOSE HOTSPOT.

YES.

SO LET ME RE ASKS, UH, WE WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU.

UH, WE ACTUALLY BEGINNING IN APRIL, WE HAVE KIND OF A SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE THAT WE'RE GETTING READY TO LAUNCH WITH NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS TO SHOW THAT, HEY, IF THEY'RE OUT CLEANING UP THE CHALLENGE, OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS TO GET OUT AND DO THE SAME THING.

UH, SO, YOU KNOW, OUR THING IS, AGAIN, ESPECIALLY WITH OUR ADOPT A SPOT PROGRAM, WE KNOW IF THERE ARE CHALLENGE CHALLENGE AREAS IN THE COMMUNITY THAT DON'T GET A LOT OF LOVE AND ATTENTION, WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR ADOPTERS FOR THOSE LOCATIONS.

SO IF WE CAN HELP MARRY THE TWO, I THINK IT HELPS US BOTH TO COMPLETE OUR, OUR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.

AND AGAIN, WE LOVE TO PARTNER, UH, PARTNER WITH YOU IN HELPING WITH THAT.

GREAT.

THANK YOU, MAN.

CHALLENGING TO, I THINK THAT'S INCREDIBLE.

SO THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, MR. MONDY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SPENDING YOUR EVENING WITH US.

WE APPRECIATE, APPRECIATE THE NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE WEBSITE THAT YOU'VE BROUGHT.

OH, I'M SORRY, RENEE, GO AHEAD.

GO AHEAD.

THAT'S OKAY.

UM, AGAIN, I'D LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR THE PROGRAM AND I'M REPRESENTING DISTRICT EIGHT.

I HAVEN'T TALKED TO MY COUNCILMAN YET, BUT, UH, THE WAY THE STRATEGY SOUNDS IS IF THEY HAVE SEVERAL NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS IN DISTRICT EIGHT, IF ONE OF THEM WANTS TO DO A CLEANUP, WE GET IN TOUCH WITH CHRIS CHRISTIAN.

IS THAT THE WAY IT WOULD WORK? CHRISTIAN'S, OUR DIRECTOR, BUT YOU CAN DIRECT TO ME.

YOU, UH, SO WE WE'RE IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH THE DISTRICT EIGHT OFFICE ON SEVERAL LEVELS.

OKAY.

UM, I WILL TELL YOU IN DISTRICT EIGHT, WE HAVE A COMMUNITY CLEAN TRASH OFF COMING UP ON MARCH 23RD.

OKAY.

I THOUGHT WE DID.

WHICH WOULD BE AT THE KATHLEEN GEORGE GILLIAM COLLEGIATE ACADEMY.

OKAY.

AND IT WILL BE FROM 7:00 AM TO 11:00 AM ALSO, UH, UNT DALLAS HAS ADOPTED TWO SPOTS IN DISTRICT EIGHT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, NEAR OR AROUND THEIR CAMPUS.

UH, ONE IS GONNA BE ON UNIVERSITY HILLS DRIVE, THAT AREA, THAT STRETCH OF THOROUGHFARE.

AND THE OTHER ONE IS GONNA BE ON CAMP WISDOM, THAT STRETCH OF THOROUGHFARE.

SO BETWEEN THE TWO SCHOOLS.

SO THERE'S TWO SCHOOL GROUPS THAT WILL TAKE ON, UH, ADOPT SPOTS IN DISTRICT EIGHT.

SO YOU DO HAVE A COUPLE SCHOOLS FROM DISTRICT EIGHT THAT ARE GONNA BE, THAT WILL BE PARTICIPATING? OR DO I NEED TO GIVE YOU NAMES? A COUPLE OF THEM.

SO THOSE, THAT'S UNT DALLAS.

SO THE COLLEGE CAMPUS STUDENT, CAMPUS STUDENT GROUPS WHO ATTEND SCHOOL AT UNT DALLAS WILL BE ADOPTING TWO SPOTS.

ONE ON, UH, UNIVERSITY HILLS DRIVE AND THE OTHER ONE ALONG CAMP WISDOM.

AND WHAT ABOUT ELEMENTARY OR HIGH SCHOOLS? SO RIGHT NOW, UM, I WOULD'VE TO CHECK OUR LIST OF SCHOOLS FOR OUR, UH, WASTE IN PLACE TRAINING PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE.

WE'RE DOING, UH, I MIGHT NOT KNOW 'EM ALL BY NAME AND, AND LOCATION.

THAT'S OKAY.

RIGHT OFF THE BAT, I'D LIKE TO DO SOMETHING FOR EARTH DAY FOR THOSE SCHOOLS.

OKAY.

UM, AND I WAS JUST WONDERING IF YOU GUYS WERE COMING TO EARTH DAY OR CLIFF, WE, WE, WE HAVE RECEIVED SOME REQUESTS.

OKAY.

COME DO SOME PRESENTATIONS AT, UH, FOR EARTH OR EARTH WEEK AS WE CALL IT.

MM-HMM, .

SO, UH, WE'LL, WE'RE OPEN TO, TO THOSE SUGGESTIONS

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IF YOU WOULD, UH, JUST LET US KNOW.

OKAY? ALRIGHT.

ALRIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ANYBODY ELSE? ALRIGHT, MR. MONDI, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UH, WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW WEBSITE.

AS I WAS SAYING, UM, DR.

JACK AND I DID SCHEDULE A CLEANUP WITH YOUR ASSISTANCE, UH, BACK IN DECEMBER.

IT WAS A QUICK 15 MINUTE, VERY PAINLESS PHONE CALL.

SO YOU GUYS NEED HELP TO GET A CLEANUP SCHEDULE.

LET US KNOW.

GLAD TO, UM, HELP YOU PROMOTE IT AND HELP YOU GET THE WORD OUT AND ALSO HELP YOU COORDINATE IN ANY WAY.

SO, UM, WE LOOK FORWARD TO MANY MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTNER.

UM, I WILL SAY THAT OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF THE OUTREACH THAT YOU'RE DOING IS ABOUT BEHAVIOR CHANGE, CHANGING THE BEHAVIOR OF LITTERING, BUT I THINK WE ALSO NEED TO LOOK AT IT AT A MORE HOLISTIC LEVEL AND CHANGE THE BEHAVIOR OF BUYING PLASTIC AND STYROFOAM.

UM, I KNOW THAT YOU SAID COCA-COLA, UM, BUT YOU KNOW, ONLY 10% OF ALL PLASTIC, UH, IS EVER RECYCLED.

AND THERE'S A LOT OF STUDIES THAT ARE COMING OUT NOW THAT ARE, UM, A LITTLE CONCERNING ABOUT CONSUMING MICRO MICROPLASTICS WITHIN PLASTIC, UM, DRINKABLES.

AND SO JUST WITH THAT IN CONSIDERATION, I THINK THAT THAT COULD BE AN OUTREACH POINT.

UM, SO LET'S JUST ALL KEEP THAT IN MIND THAT THAT'S THE BEHAVIOR THAT WE NEED TO AIM TO CHANGE.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR, FOR SPENDING YOUR EVENING WITH US AND FOR THE VESTS, WE'RE REALLY EXCITED.

, THE CONSENSUS IS CAN'T WAIT TO WEAR THE VEST.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

APPRECIATE YOU.

IF YOU NEED US, PLEASE CALL US AND LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU AGAIN, APPRECIATE IT.

LET'S MOVE ON TO BRIEFING ITEM, UH, B THAT IS THE DROP OF THE 20 24 5 YEAR WATER CONSERVATION WORK PLAN AND OUR 2024 WATER CONSERVATION PLAN.

UM, DIRECTOR EVANS, WE HAVE A TEAM COMING.

SO AS YOU KNOW, THE, THE CITY OF DALLAS HAS, HAS, UH, HAD A, HAD A SUCCESSFUL WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR YEARS.

UM, AND TO CONTINUE THAT SUCCESS AND TO MEET STATE REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS, WE NEED TO, UH, THE CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO ADOPT, UH, OUR WATER CONSERVATION PLAN.

AND TO GO ALONG WITH THAT, UH, WE HAVE DRAFTED A WATER CONSERVATION WORK PLAN TO IMPLEMENT THAT PLAN.

SO WITH THAT, UH, I'LL PASS IT OFF TO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR DELGADO AND, UH, PROJECT MANAGER ALICIA LEE, I'M FORGETTING YOUR EXACT RIGHT, BUT I'LL SAY PROJECT MANAGER.

UM, GOOD EVENING, CHAIR AND COMMISSIONERS.

UM, SO TONIGHT, ALICIA LEE, SHE'S THE, UH, MANAGER OVER THE WATER CONSERVATION GROUP AND SHE WILL BE PROVIDING BACKGROUND ON THE WATER CONSERVATION EFFORTS, UH, ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

AND, UM, FOR SURE WHAT IS THE, WHAT ARE THESE TWO PLANS ABOUT AND THE ONE THAT NEEDS TO GO TO THE STATE.

UM, SO WE WANNA SEEK YOUR SUPPORT, UM, BECAUSE WE WANNA TAKE THIS TO THE COUNCIL, UH, NEXT MONTH, UM, FOR THEIR APPROVAL SO THAT IT CAN BE SENT TO TCQ.

UM, SO, YOU KNOW, FURTHER INTRODUCTION.

GOOD EVENING.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME TODAY.

ALICIA LEE, WATER CONSERVATION MANAGER IN THE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY.

UM, TODAY MY OVERVIEW OF THE PRESENTATION WILL INCLUDE THE NEED FOR WATER CONSERVATION, UM, THE CITY OF DALLAS WATER CONSERVATION EFFORTS, INCLUDING THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, THE UPCOMING WATER CONSERVATION PLANS, INCLUDING PROJECTED WATER SAVINGS AND THE FIVE-YEAR PLAN, RECOMMENDED ENHANCEMENTS, BRIEF SUMMARY AND TIMELINE, AND NEXT STEPS.

SO THE NEED FOR WATER CONSERVATION, WHILE DALLAS' SERVICE AREA SERVES 2.6 MILLION PEOPLE, UH, 1.6 MILLION OF THOSE PEOPLE LIVE WITHIN THE CITY OF DALLAS.

AND THE OTHER 1.3 MILLION PEOPLE ARE IN THE 27 WHOLESALE CUSTOMER CITIES THAT DALLAS WATER UTILITIES SERVES.

AND AS YOU ALL KNOW, THE DRIVERS OF WATER USE INCLUDE POPULATION GROWTH.

MORE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO NEED MORE WATER FOR THEIR BASIC NEEDS.

ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, HOW WE USE WATER INSIDE OF OUR HOMES, HOW WE USE WATER OUTSIDE OF OUR HOMES SUCH AS LANDSCAPING, WATER LOSSES THROUGH THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, AND WEATHER PATTERNS.

SO THE ANNUAL WATER PRODUCTION FOR ALL OF THE, FOR ALL OF THAT.

SO INCLUDING THE CUSTOMER CITIES,

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IS A PRODUCTION OF 140 BILLION GALLONS.

AND THAT'S THE AVERAGE ANNUAL TREATED WATER PRODUCTION FROM FISCAL YEAR 2015 TO 2022, WHICH IS THE SCOPE OF OUR FIVE YEAR PLAN, OUR FOCUSING ON ANALYZING THOSE YEARS.

UM, SO YOU CAN SEE THAT 45% OF OUR TOTAL PER PRODUCTION OF WATER IS FOR WITHIN CITY OF DALLAS RETAIL SALES AND WHOLESALE, WE'RE LOOKING AT 40.66%.

SO THEY'RE ALMOST EVEN AS FAR AS USAGE WITHIN THE CITY.

AND OUTSIDE OF, UM, OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF DALLAS, WITHIN THE CITY OF DALLAS, OUR AVERAGE RETAIL TREATED WATER SALES IS ABOUT 67 BILLION GALLONS.

AND THAT'S AN AVERAGE FROM THAT SAME TIME PERIOD.

UH, ABOUT 36% OF THAT WATER USE GOES TO SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.

AND IF YOU COMBINE COMMERCIAL INSTITUTIONAL, I'M SORRY, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND MULTIFAMILY, IT'S OVER 60% OF THE USE.

SO REALLY FOCUSING ON TARGETING THOSE AREAS TO, TO QUANTIFY THE BEST SAVINGS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO OUR EFFORTS SO FAR IN THE CITY OF DALLAS FOR WATER CONSERVATION.

WHILE WATER CONSERVATION IS SERVED AS A DEMAND MANAGEMENT TOOL, IT EXTENDS THE LIFE OF OUR EXISTING RESOURCES WHILE ALSO DELAYING THE NEED TO FIND FUTURE WATER SOURCES.

IT ALSO HAPPENS TO PUT DALLAS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATE'S CONSERVATION REQUIREMENTS.

DALLAS HAS BEEN DOING STRATEGIC PLANNING BEFORE THERE WAS A STATE REQUIREMENT.

UM, SO IT'S A BONUS THAT THAT HELPS GO THROUGH THAT COMPLIANCE EFFORT.

AND WE HAVE SEEN THAT WATER CONSERVATION EFFORTS ARE EFFECTIVE.

OVER 387 BILLION GALLONS HAVE BEEN SAVED SINCE 2001.

SO THAT'S ENOUGH TO FILL LAKE GRAY HUBBARD TWICE OVER TWO AND A HALF YEARS OF THAT WATER SUPPLY.

AND SO WE ARE SEEING THAT PERCEPTIONS AND BEHAVIORS OF THE PUBLIC ARE CHANGING BASED ON THAT, UH, REDUCTION IN GALLONS PER CAPITA PER DAY OF 32% SINCE 2001 WHEN THE WATER CONSERVATION DIVISION WAS OFFICIALLY BORN.

AND SO THE 2024 WATER CONSERVATION WORK PLAN WILL KEEP THIS MOMENTUM GOING.

SO TO BRIEFLY LOOK AT OUR PROGRAM CHRONOLOGY AND TRENDS AND THE 1980S GENERAL EDUCATION AND OUTREACH WAS THE NORM.

AND IN 2001, THAT'S WHEN THE OFFICIAL WATER CONSERVATION DIVISION WAS FOUNDED, INCLUDING AN ORDINANCE PASSED TO PROHIBIT LANDSCAPE WATER WASTE, MAKING SURE THAT, UM, YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEMS ARE FIXED, YOU HAVE GOT A WORKING RAIN FREE SENSOR, THAT KIND OF THING.

IN 2005, WE FORMALLY ADOPTED A FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN WITH UPDATES IN 2010 AND 2016 AND THE UPCOMING 2024 WORK PLAN.

UM, A FEW OTHER THINGS THAT HAPPENED DURING THAT TIME INCLUDE TIME OF DAY WATERING RESTRICTIONS DURING CERTAIN TIMES OF YEAR.

YOU CAN ONLY WATER, YOU KNOW, AFTER 6:00 PM AND BEFORE 10:00 AM AND ALSO LIMITING A PERMANENT LIMITATION OF HOW MANY TIMES YOU CAN IRRIGATE YOUR LANDSCAPE UP TO TWICE A WEEK MAXIMUM.

AND THAT'S DESIGNATED DAYS PER ADDRESS.

AND SO IF WE LOOK AT THE, THE LONG-TERM TRENDS HERE BASED ON CAL GALLONS PER CAPITA PER DAY, WHICH IS HOW MUCH WATER DOES A SINGLE PERSON USE EACH DAY.

SO, UM, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE LINES STARTED TO GO DOWN ONCE WE STARTED IMPLEMENTING THOSE RESTRICTIONS, THOSE ORDINANCES, YOU CAN SEE A STEEP DECLINE.

UM, AND THEN MOVING FORWARD WITH THOSE DASHED LINES, THAT'S OUR FUTURE PROJECTION OF THOSE GPCD AND WE'RE STARTING TO SEE THEM KIND OF FLATTEN A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE WE HAVE SAVED SO MUCH WATER, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE CHANGED THEIR BEHAVIORS.

UM, SO THERE'S LESS WASTE STARTING OUT.

UM, THERE ARE THREE DIFFERENT COLORED LINES THAT YOU'RE GONNA SEE HERE.

ONE INCLUDES OUR INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS, ONE OF THEM INCLUDES, UM, SO THAT WOULD BE INDUSTRIAL, THE ONE THAT SAYS WITHOUT INDUSTRIAL INCLUDES THOSE MULTIFAMILY HOMES AND THOSE COMMERCIAL USERS.

AND THEN THE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES THAT ARE THE LOWEST LINE GETTING CLOSER TO 50 GALLONS PER DAY.

AND SO JUST TO LIST A COUPLE SLIDES OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS, UM, JUST TO GO THROUGH SOME OF OUR PROGRAMS, THE NEW ONE FOR YOUR HOME PROGRAM, THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

SO THESE NUMBERS ARE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THAT PROGRAM AND WHAT OUR RUNNING TOTALS ARE THROUGH 2022.

SO THE NUMBER OF TOILETS DISTRIBUTED FOR SINGLE FAMILY IS, UH, 50, OVER 54,000 TOILETS, WHICH HAS GIVEN US A WATER SAVINGS OF 266 MILLION GALLONS FOR MULTIFAMILY.

THOSE NUMBERS ARE A LITTLE BIT HIGHER AND UM, WE'VE SEEN BECAUSE OF WE'VE DISTRIBUTED MORE TOILETS THERE OVER 68,000 TOILETS, WE'RE LOOKING AT A CUMULATIVE WATER SAVINGS

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OF 312 MILLION GALLONS.

THE MINOR PLUMBING REPAIR PROGRAM HAS DISTRIBUTED OVER 14,000 FIXTURES AND WHICH GIVES US A CUMULATIVE WATER SAVINGS OF NEARLY 41 MILLION GALLONS.

AND OF COURSE, OUR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE HAS REACHED, UH, OVER 200, ALMOST 128,000 STUDENTS WITHIN 309 SCHOOLS.

UM, AND YOU CAN SEE THE OTHER RUNNING TOTALS THERE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THERE HAS BEEN THREE LANDSCAPE ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS SINCE 2001.

THAT INCLUDES THE TIME OF DAY WATER AND RESTRICTIONS, THE MAXIMUM TWICE WEEKLY THAT I MENTIONED EARLIER, AND A REVISION TO, UM, ARTICLE 10 FOR LANDSCAPE AND TREE PRESERVATION.

THE, UH, IN ORDER TO HELP ENFORCE THESE ORDINANCES, THE WATER CONSERVATION DIVISION PROVIDES FUNDING EACH YEAR TO CODE COMPLIANCE UP TO, FOR AN EQUIVALENT OF TWO FTES TO HELP US ENFORCE THESE ORDINANCES, ESPECIALLY DURING THOSE REALLY HOT MONTHS DURING THE SUMMER.

AND OUR IRRIGATION SYSTEM EVALUATION INCLUDE 9,700 AUDITS FOR RUNNING THROUGH SOMEONE'S IRRIGATION SYSTEM AND GIVING THEM FEEDBACK ON, UH, ADJUSTMENTS FOR HIGHER EFFICIENCY.

AND WITH THAT, WE GET A POTENTIAL WATER SAVINGS OF 543 MILLION GALLONS, THOSE IN INSTITUTIONAL, INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL WATER USERS.

UM, WE ALSO HAVE OUR OPPORTUNITY SURVEYS AND REBATE PROGRAM WHERE WE GO OUT AND WE MAKE SURE THAT WE GIVE THEM AN IDEA OF WHAT'S GOING ON WITHIN THEIR, UM, ESTABLISHMENT, GIVE