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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

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THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

I CALLED THIS MEETING TO ORDER AT 5:30 PM AND STATE THAT THE NOTICE FOR THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING WAS TO BE POSTED.

THERE WILL NOW BE A ROLL CALL OF CITY COUNCIL AS I CALL YOUR NAME.

PLEASE STAY HERE OR PRESENT.

MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON.

PRESENT COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING PRESENT COUNCIL MEMBER BALONEY PRESENT COUNCIL MEMBER ROLE IS PRESENT.

COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY PRESENT.

THERE WILL NOW BE A ROLL CALL OF CITY STAFF AND MEETING PRESENTERS AS I CALL YOUR NAME.

PLEASE STAY HERE.

ARE PRESENT.

INTERIM CITY MANAGER BILL ATKINSON.

OKAY.

ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER GLEN MARTEL LAND MARTEL CITY ATTORNEY .

OKAY.

DID HE SECRETARY MARIA JACKSON.

PRESENT DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS.

STACY WALKER.

PRESENT DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

MARTIN WILSON.

MARTIN RUSSELL PRESENT PURCHASING A RISK MANAGER STANDING IN PLEASANT.

PRESENT DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES.

ELENA PORTIS PRIVATE.

JOHN KNOWS FIRE CHIEF, EUGENE CAMPBELL, ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY.

JAMES SANTA'S ST ANGELO, DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

JOE ASH HERE.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE PRESENT THAT I DID NOT CALL YOUR NAME.

OKAY.

[(a) Presentation of City financial forecast with Jon Hockenyos.]

WE WILL START WITH TWO.

A PRESENTATION OF CITY FINANCIAL FORECAST FROM JOHN WITH JOHN HOPKINS.

MAYOR COUNCIL IS UNITED.

NO, WE HAVE BEEN USING JOHN FOR PAST FEW YEARS, UH, TO ASSIST US IN, UH, DEVELOPING WHAT THE ECONOMY LOOKS LIKE ON A STATE AND REGIONAL BASIS.

AND THAT HELPS US FROM A LOCAL BASIS TO SEE WHAT OURSELVES TAX ARE GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

ONE OF OUR LARGER AS YOU KNOW, UH, REVENUE SOURCES.

AND SO, UH, AT THIS POINT I'LL TURN IT OVER TO JOHN AND WE DID HAVE A UNIQUE SITUATION THIS YEAR WITH COLVIN 19 AND HE ADDRESSES THAT AS WELL AS WHAT PROJECTIONS MAY LOOK LIKE GOING FORWARD OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS AS IT RELATES TO SALES TAX.

SO JOHN, ARE YOU WITH US? I DID NOT HEAR HIM SAY PRESENT.

I WILL CALL TO CHECK ON HIM.

HE'S ON.

OKAY.

OKAY.

CAN YOU ALL HEAR ME NOW? YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

GREAT.

OKAY.

SORRY.

SORRY ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES GUYS.

ANYWAY, SO YEAH, IT IS AN INTERESTING TIME.

LET'S ASSUME YOU ALL CAN SEE THE SCREEN.

I'LL START JUST WALKING THROUGH THE PRESENTATION, GO THROUGH THIS AND THEN OBVIOUSLY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, DISCUSSION, WHATEVER.

WE CAN CERTAINLY SEND JUMP INTO ALL THAT.

SO LET'S SEE IF, YEAH, THERE WE GO.

UM, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S BEGUN TO HAPPEN CERTAINLY IN THIS AND MORE AND MORE EVERY DAY WE ARE BEGINNING TO SEE THE IMPACTS OF THE PANDEMIC, BUT THERE REALLY IS A LAG FACTOR BETWEEN THE EVENTS, THE PANDEMIC ITSELF AND THE EVENTS SHOWING UP IN THE DATA AND THERE'S MORE TO COMM AND THERE'S CERTAINLY MORE TO COME AROUND THIS FIRST PHASE OF THE PANDEMIC.

AND THEN I THINK THERE WILL BE A SECOND ECONOMIC IMPACT PHASE OF THE PANDEMIC SOMEWHERE ON DOWN THE ROAD, EVEN IF WE DON'T HAVE A RESURGENCE ACTUALLY IN THE INCIDENCE OF CASES.

I THINK THERE ARE SOME EQUALLY ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS COMING ON DOWN THE ROAD.

A WAYS THAT I'LL TALK SOME ABOUT.

SO THERE IS SOMETHING OF A LAG FACTOR BETWEEN EVENTS AND THEN THE DATA SHOWS IMAD SHOWING UP IN THE DATA GDP FIRST QUARTER.

THAT'S THE MEASURE OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMY IS DOWN JUST ABOUT 5%, UH, IS GOING TO BE MULTIPLES OF THAT.

CERTAINLY FOR THE SECOND QUARTER, THIRD QUARTER PROBABLY AS WELL.

THAT IS NOT UNEXPECTED.

BUT UM, NEVERTHELESS IS CERTAINLY NOTEWORTHY.

ONE OF THE BEST REAL TIME INDICATORS OUT THERE ARE INITIAL CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT AND THERE AGAIN THE DATA WILL, AND I'LL SHOW YOU SOME OF THIS REALLY DOES REFLECT SOME OF WHAT'S GOING ON, BUT LOTS OF FOLKS HAVE HAD SOME CHALLENGES GETTING THROUGH.

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SOME FOLKS HAVE IT APPLIED BECAUSE FOR EXAMPLE, THEY ARE STILL BEING PAID THROUGH THEIR COMPANY THROUGH THEIR COMPANY'S PAYROLL PROTECTION PROGRAM, LOAN, ET CETERA, ET CETERA, ET CETERA, SO THAT THE FULL IMPACT ON THE LABOR FORCE HASN'T REALLY BEEN FELT YET.

SOME OF THE OTHER REAL TIME INDICATORS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION HERE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS AND OF COURSE THE PRICE OF OIL HAVE OBVIOUSLY FALLEN PRECIPITOUSLY AND IT JUST CAME OUT.

YOU SAW PROBABLY THE HEADLINE NUMBER ON US.

RETAIL SALES WERE DOWN ABOUT 16% THAT WAS SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ON AN ANNUAL BASIS FOR APRIL.

IF YOU COMPARE APRIL OF 2022 APRIL OF 2019 IT'S ACTUALLY OVER 21% DROP NATIONALLY ON US RETAIL SALES.

THAT'S AN INDICATOR.

OBVIOUSLY SOME ISSUES COMING ON THE HORIZON.

CERTAINLY WE'VE GONE THROUGH THIS KIND OF INITIAL ROUND OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT IN TERMS OF THINGS LIKE THE ECONOMIC DISASTER, THE IDLS, THE PPP PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM, HEIGHTENED RATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE.

AS OF NOW, UNEMPLOYMENT, UH, IS SCHEDULED TO RUN I BELIEVE THROUGH THE END OF JUNE, 1ST OF JULY.

AND FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T KEPT UP ON THAT STATE OF TEXAS, TYPICALLY THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT YOU CAN GET ON A WEEKLY UNEMPLOYMENT CHECK IS ABOUT 350 BUCKS.

BUT THE FED STAPLED 600 BUCKS A WEEK ON TOP OF THAT.

AND SO WE'VE SEEN THIS SITUATION QUITE A BIT WHERE PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY MAKING MORE MONEY NOT WORKING THAN IF THEY WERE WORKING A RELATIVELY LOW PAYING JOB.

AND THEY SAID, THANKS.

NO THANKS, I'M NOT COMING BACK TO WORK.

UM, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS OUT THERE IS PEOPLE'S CAPACITY TO SPEND TO SOME DEGREE HAS BEEN PROPPED UP BY ALL THIS LEVEL OF STIMULUS.

THE QUESTION IS HOW WILLING ARE PEOPLE TO SPEND, AND THAT'S SORT OF AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION.

WHAT IS THE PATTERN OF RECOVERY AND REHIRING AND THEN IS THERE A SECONDARY OUTBREAK? I, AND I WILL TALK ABOUT THIS, I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY OF YOU WATCH THE GOVERNOR'S PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY, BUT, UH, IT INDICATES TO ME THAT I THINK THAT EVEN IF THERE IS A RESURGENCE IN THE, UM, LEVEL OF THE PANDEMIC, IF WE OPEN UP SOME AND WE HAVE A RISE IN CASES, I DON'T THINK TEXAS IS GOING TO SHUT BACK DOWN.

AND I'LL TELL YOU WHY AS WE GET FURTHER INTO THIS.

SO THIS IS KIND OF THE OVERVIEW.

I'LL SHOW YOU SOME CHARTS TO SORT OF GO INTO ALL THIS AND THEN WE'LL GET A LITTLE BIT MORE SPECIFIC.

LET'S SEE.

ALRIGHT, SO THIS AGAIN, GDP PERCENTAGE CHANGE FOR THE PREVIOUS QUARTER.

YOU CAN SEE IT HAS BEEN REMARKABLY STABLE REALLY FOR SEVERAL YEARS, ALMOST FOUR YEARS THERE UNTIL THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR.

THIS NUMBER CLEARLY IS GOING TO GET WORSE.

UH, NEXT SLIDE.

SO OUR TEXAS WEEKLY UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS, AND I'VE TAKEN THEM BACK TO THE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE.

I MEAN WE THINK OF SORT OF MARCH 14TH AS KIND OF THE OFFICIAL START OF THE PANDEMIC.

YOU CAN SEE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS WERE IN THE 6,400 OR SO RANGE THAT WEEK.

THEY'VE GOT AS HIGH AS 313,000.

THE DATA ACTUALLY HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN MOST RECENT NUMBER A WEEK AFTER THIS, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN I GUESS THE 16TH OR SO OF MAY THAT'S AVAILABLE, UH, SHOWS ABOUT 195,000.

IT ACTUALLY TICKED BACK UP A LITTLE BIT.

SO AGAIN, YOU CAN SEE HEIGHTENED HEIGHTENED LEVELS OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, MAYBE I CAN DO IT.

THERE WE GO.

AND THEN YOU CAN ALSO GET IT ACTUALLY BY INDUSTRY AND I'VE CIRCLED A COUPLE OF THEM HERE JUST TO SHORTER SHOW YOU THE KIND OF THE PHASING OF THIS, A COMBINATION IN FOOD SERVICES, THAT'S HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.

AND AT THE END OF THE DAY THEY GOT HIT HARD AND FIRST AND EARLY.

AND THEN WE SAW MORE HAPPENING ON THE RETAIL TRADE SIDE AND ON HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE MINING, WHICH IS THERE IN THE MIDDLE IS NOT CIRCLED, BUT YOU CAN SEE IT STILL HAS SOME TO COME IN THIS WHOLE EQUATION.

AND AGAIN, THIS SORT OF SHOWS YOU, THIS IS JUST THROUGH THE END OF APRIL.

THERE'S SOME LAG ON SOME OF THIS.

THIS AGAIN GETS UPDATED GOING FORWARD AS WE GO ON, BUT IT KIND OF SHOWS YOU HOW THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC IS RIPPLING THROUGH DIFFERENT SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY.

AND ACTUALLY WE DIDN'T PUT IT IN THE PRESENTATION.

IF YOU GO TO THE TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION'S WEBSITE, YOU CAN ACTUALLY GET THIS INFORMATION ON TOTAL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS BY ZIP CODE OR THERE'S AN INTERACTIVE MAP ON THERE SO YOU CAN DRILL INTO MISSOURI CITY AND SEE WHAT THE PATTERNS LOOK LIKE FOR THE ZIP CODES OR THAT ARE AT LEAST MISSOURI CITY IS PARTIALLY CONTAINED IN AND THAT'S HELPFUL TO TAKE A LOOK AT AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS THE UH, THE DAILY PRICE OF WEST TEXAS INTERMEDIATE.

NOT SURPRISING, YOU KNOW, I MEAN AGAIN, YOU'VE SEEN THIS FALL

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SHARPLY.

WE USED TO TALK ABOUT $60 BEING A BARREL PER BARREL AS BEING KIND OF THE BENCHMARK.

I THINK 20 TO 25 IS PROBABLY MORE LIKE WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, UH, FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

ON THIS NEXT SLIDE.

AND THEN THIS IS A, UH, AN INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION INDEX THAT IS MAINTAINED BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS.

I TOOK THIS ONE ALL THE WAY BACK TO 2004 TO GIVE YOU A FRAME OF REFERENCE.

THIS IS MARCH, SO IT HASN'T EVEN BEEN UPDATED, UH, YET WITH MORE RECENT INFORMATION AND IT'S ALREADY BELOW WHERE IT WAS DURING THE GREAT RECESSION, UH, WHOSE SORT OF BOTTOM CAME AT THE END THERE OF 2008.

AGAIN, TO GIVE YOU SOME HISTORICAL CONTEXT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, AND SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED, WE PRODUCED THIS REPORT, WE TALKED ABOUT IT INTERNALLY AS A GROUP AND EVERYBODY SAID, YEAH, BOY, THE NUMBERS LOOK REALLY BAD AND NONE OF THE MARCH SALES TAX NUMBERS CAME OUT.

WE WERE ACTUALLY REPORTED IN MAY AND THAT REFLECTS SALES IN MARCH.

AND LO AND BEHOLD, MISSOURI CITY WAS UP 7% FROM MARCH OF 2019 AND WE ALL KIND OF LOOKED AT EACH OTHER AND SAID, WOW, THAT'S SURPRISING.

AND SO I DRILLED INTO IT, SOM AND I PULLED SOME INFORMATION TOGETHER FOR YOU HERE.

FIRST OF ALL, THOSE ARE THE NUMBERS TO THE LEFT THAT YEAR OVER YEAR, MARCH OF 2020 SALES VERSUS MARCH OF 2019 SALES THAT CAME OUT IN MAY FOR THE SIX LARGEST CITIES IN THE STATE.

YOU CAN SEE IT'S RELATIVELY NEGATIVE THAT AUSTIN NUMBER WOULD HAVE MATCHED THE FORT WORTH NUMBER EXCEPT THERE WAS AN AUDIT ADJUSTMENT IN AUSTIN'S FAVOR IN MARCH, SO IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NEGATIVE SIX AND A HALF, BUT THEY GOT TWO POINTS OF THAT OFF BECAUSE THERE WAS A OVER $400,000 AUDIT ADJUSTMENT IN THEIR FAVOR.

IF YOU THEN GO TO THE FAR RIGHT TO WHAT I'M CALLING STANDALONE CITIES, PLACES LIKE DABBLING TO SOME DEGREE, LUBBOCK, THEY'RE A LITTLE BIT INSULATED IN PART BECAUSE THEIR ECONOMIES ARE LESS TIED TO TRAVEL AND TOURISM THAN THE MAJOR CITIES ARE.

IT'S NOT A COINCIDENCE THAT SAN ANTONIO AND HOUSTON, HOUSTON GOT A DOUBLE HEAD BETWEEN TRAVEL AND THEN ALSO THE OIL INDUSTRY.

DALLAS TAKES A HIT.

CERTAINLY THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY, YOU KNOW, SOME SUBSTANTIAL HEADQUARTERS IN DALLAS HAS PROBLEMS ON THE STANDALONE CITIES.

THE ONES THAT HAVE HAD REAL TROUBLE ARE EITHER ENERGY RELATED.

SOME OF THE ONES IN EAST TEXAS, FOR EXAMPLE, BEAUMONT CERTAINLY.

AND YOU SEE THAT ALSO OVER AGAIN AS I MENTIONED IN HOUSTON OR IN MIDLAND TOO, OBVIOUSLY, OR ON THE RIO GRANDE RIVER, WHICH MEANS PEOPLE AREN'T COMING NORTH FROM MEXICO ANYMORE TO SHOP ON THE U S SIDE.

AND THAT'S PARTIALLY WHY MACALLAN HAS DONE RELATIVELY POORLY AND CERTAINLY ALSO WHILE PASO HAS DONE RELATIVELY POORLY.

AND THEN YOU LOOK AT A SELECTION OF CITIES HERE IN THE MIDDLE, AND THIS IS WHERE I THINK IT'S A LITTLE BIT INTERESTING.

GREG BINE IS HEAVILY, HEAVILY, HEAVILY DEPENDENT UPON VISITATION.

SO THEY TOOK IT IN THE TEA FLOWER MOUND.

THAT'S KIND OF A, JUST A GENERIC, YOU KNOW, AREA IN THE DALLAS, FORT WORTH AREA, FRISCO, SAME KIND OF THING.

UH, SAN MARCUS HAS A GIANT BEST BUY OUTLET AND LO AND BEHOLD, PEOPLE ARE SHOPPING, BUT THEY'RE SHOPPING ONLINE AND ALL THAT.

SALES TAX REVENUE, FOR EXAMPLE, GOING THROUGH BEST BUY GOES TO SAN MARKETS.

AND THEN YOU GET TO MISSOURI CITY IN NEW BRAUNFELS.

BOTH OF THEM ARE PLACES THAT ARE SUBSTANTIALLY A LOCATION FOR COMMUTERS.

MOST PEOPLE GET UP IN THE MORNING AND DRIVE OUT OF THE CITY, EITHER GOING TO SAN ANTONIO TO WORK IN THE CASE OF NEW BRAUNFELS, OBVIOUSLY HEAD TOWARD THE MEDICAL CENTER AREA IN CASE OF MISSOURI CITY OR ELSEWHERE IN THE HOUSTON REGION AND NOW THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WORK, THEY'RE A LITTLE MORE INCLINED TO SHOP IN THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH THEY RESIDE.

WHETHER THAT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE AND IN MY WIFE'S CASE, BUYING EVERYTHING UNDER GOD'S GREEN EARTH OR BUYING STUFF ONLINE AND AGAIN IS LOCATED AT, AGAIN IN THIS CASE WHERE IT'S ABSENT GOING THROUGH A DISTRIBUTION CENTER, LIKE A BEST BUY DISTRIBUTION CENTER AT COM, THE SALES TAX LANDS WHERE THE PLACE THAT WAS PURCHASED.

AND SO YOU SEE BASICALLY WE'VE KIND OF CLUMPED THESE DIFFERENT FACTORS THAT CAUSE THESE ADJUSTMENTS.

EITHER NEGATIVE FACTORS OR POSITIVE FACTORS.

MISSOURI BENEFIT MISSOURI CITY BENEFITS FROM THE POSITIVE FACTOR.

NOW ONE TRUMP ONE MONTH DOES NOT A TREND MAKE.

I DO NOT EXPECT THIS NUMBER TO STAY POSITIVE FOR LONG, BUT IT WAS CERTAINLY A SURPRISE TO ME AND I THINK TO FOLKS ON STAFF AS WELL THAT IT CAME IN POSITIVE FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH AND I THINK AT LEAST THAT'S A POTENTIAL EXPLANATION AS TO WHAT MIGHT HAVE CAUSED SOME OF THAT TO HAPPEN.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, SO AS WE THINK ABOUT ALL THIS AND WE THINK ABOUT FORECASTING, AND I'VE TALKED TO YOU GUYS ABOUT THIS IN THE PAST, INEVITABLY CHANGES

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IN THE ECONOMY ARE GOING TO RIPPLE THROUGH TO PUBLIC SECTOR REVENUE STREAMS. THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS.

SHELBURNE PLACE OBVIOUSLY MEANS MANY BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN CLOSED, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT ARE CUSTOMER FACING AND NOT ESSENTIAL.

THAT MEANS RETAIL TRADE, THAT MEANS BARS AND RESTAURANTS.

THAT MEANS MOVIE THEATERS AND ARCADES, BARBERSHOPS, TRAVEL, AND OBVIOUSLY HOTELS.

ALL OF THOSE I'VE HAVE CLEARLY BEEN SHUT DOWN AND ARE JUST NOW BEGINNING TO REOPEN.

OBVIOUSLY OVER TIME.

TO THE EXTENT THAT PEOPLE HAVE EITHER SEEN REDUCED OR LOST INCOME THAT COULD HAVE AN EFFECT ON PEOPLE'S WILLINGNESS TO SPEND.

ALL OF IT REALLY CAN BE TRANSLATED USING JOBS AS THE DRIVER.

AND THEN REALLY MOST OF THE IMPACT INITIALLY IS FELT IN WHAT ECONOMISTS CALLED TRANSACTION TAXES.

THAT'S YOUR MIXED BEVERAGE TAXES, OBVIOUSLY YOUR LODGING TAXES, AND THEN OF COURSE ON GENERAL SALES TAXES.

GO AHEAD.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS WE'VE DONE SEEING THIS CORRELATION FOR A LONG TIME IS THERE'S A HUGE CORRELATION BETWEEN JOB GROWTH OR DECLINE IN SALES TAX OR GROWTH OR DECLINE FOR A LONG TIME.

AGAIN, THAT'S NOT SURPRISING.

YOU HAVE GROWTH AND JOBS, GROWTH AND INCOME.

CONVERSELY, YOU LOSE JOBS, LOSE INCOME.

IT'S CAPACITY FOR SPENDING.

WHEN THIS WHOLE THING BROKE, FOLKS AT THE ST LOUIS FEDERAL RESERVE BANK TRIED TO GET THEIR ARMS AROUND THIS BY SAYING, REALLY, LET'S THINK ABOUT WHO'S LIKELY TO HANG ONTO THEIR JOBS AS WE DO COBIT 19 SHUTDOWNS.

WELL, THAT'S GOING TO BE FOLKS IN ESSENTIAL OCCUPATIONS THAT ARE RELATED TO PUBLIC HEALTH OR SAFETY.

IT'S GOING TO BE FOLKS WHO DO WORK THAT CAN BE, CAN BE COMPLETED OFFSITE OFFICE WORKERS, PEOPLE WHO CAN WORK REMOTELY AND LOGICALLY.

IT'S GOING TO LARGELY BE PEOPLE WHO ARE SALARIED.

I CAN'T TELL YOU THE NUMBER OF RESTAURANTS I KNOW OF, FOR EXAMPLE, WHO HAVE FURLOUGHED ALL THEIR HOURLY EMPLOYEES AND TRIED TO KEEP THEIR SALARIED EMPLOYEES ON THE PAYROLL BECAUSE THEY FEEL LIKE THE SALARIED EMPLOYEES ARE KIND OF THE HEART OF THE COMPANY.

AND SO IF YOU TAKE THAT APPROACH, THE ST LOUIS FED ESTIMATED THAT ALMOST 67 MILLION PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WOULD, ARE EMPLOYED IN POPULATIONS THAT ARE AT HIGH RISK OF LOSING THEIR JOBS.

AND YOU CAN SEE WHAT SOME OF THOSE ARE.

YOU'LL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, ANOTHER APPROACH THEY TOOK WAS TO SAY, HEY, WHO WORKS IN PHYSICAL PROXIMITY TO OTHER PEOPLE? AND THAT'S HAIRSTYLISTS, WAITSTAFF, FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, PEOPLE LIKE THAT.

THEY TOOK THESE TWO DIFFERENT APPROACHES AND KIND OF MASHED THEM TOGETHER AND SAID, OKAY, OUR FIRST GUESS IS 47 MILLION PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE LAID OFF.

AND YOU ALREADY HAD 5 MILLION PEOPLE OR SO, FIVE AND A HALF MILLION PEOPLE THAT WERE ALREADY NOT WORKING.

AND SO LO AND BEHOLD, YOU TAKE ALL THAT NATIONAL ALUMNI UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF ABOUT ONE THIRD.

THAT WAS THE FIRST ESTIMATE FROM THE ST LOUIS FEDERAL RESERVE BANK.

THAT IS AN EYE WATERING NUMBER HIGHER THAN ANY ELEMENT THAT I THINK SINCE WE'VE BEEN MEASURING AND I THINK THAT'S HIGHER THAN AT ANY TIME FOR EXAMPLE, DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION OF THE 1930S NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, UH, SO AGAIN TO SHOW YOU THE RELATIONSHIP HERE BETWEEN MISSOURI CITY SALES TAX AND OVERALL PRIVATE SECTOR JOB GROWTH IN THE BROAD HOUSTON AREA, I FOUND THIS WAS ACTUALLY PROBABLY THE BEST ONE TO LOOK AT AND YOU CAN SEE THE BIG TRENDS THERE.

THE CORRELATION HERE IS OVER 80% WHICH IS AGAIN NOT PARTICULARLY SURPRISING NOT TO CARE PER SE, BUT IT IS A STRONG AND POSITIVE CORRELATION BETWEEN THESE TWO THINGS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO GOING ON FROM THERE, WE TOOK IT A STEP FURTHER.

WE WENT LITERALLY OCCUPATION BY OCCUPATION THROUGH AND WE'D DO IT, BROKE IT DOWN.

THESE THINGS ARE SORT OF DONE IN THIS HIERARCHICAL MANNER.

WE TOOK IT AT THE 400 OCCUPATION LEVEL AND DID A COUNT OF FOUR, SORT OF A FOUR TIER LEVEL OF HOW LIKELY THAT OCCUPATION WAS TO EXPERIENCE A PERIOD OF JOBLESSNESS.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU WERE A HOST AT A RESTAURANT, THERE WAS A 100% CHANCE YOU WERE GOING TO HAVE A PERIOD OF JOBLESSNESS.

CONVERSELY, IF YOU WERE A COOK IN A RESTAURANT, IT WAS PROBABLY ONLY A 75% CHANCE BECAUSE FAST FOOD PLACES ARE STILL UP AND RUNNING.

SO THOSE ARE EXAMPLES OF THAT.

AGAIN, PER WHAT WE DID, WE TOOK THE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE TWO AND WHAT THAT BASICALLY SAID TO US WAS USING THE ESTIMATES WE WERE GOING TO HAVE ON A PERIOD OF JOBLESSNESS GOING MONTH BY MONTH THROUGH ALONG 2020 AND THEN UNDERSTANDING THAT FOR EVERY PERCENTAGE POINT LOST IN JOBS, THERE'S A SOME PERCENTAGE POINT LOST IN SALES TAX.

AND THEN WE ACCOUNT FOR SOME OF THE MITIGATING FACTORS AND THEN WE CREATE SOME SCENARIOS ABOUT LEVEL OF JOBLESS.

SO SOME PATTERNS IN THE REHIRING ASSOCIATED WITH SHUTDOWN AND REOPENING FOR THE YEAR.

THAT GOT US OUR FORECAST FOR SALES TAX FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR AND NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

AND THEN WHAT WE DID WAS TO DO FORECASTS ON EMPLOYMENT BY SECTOR FOR THE THREE YEARS ON.

BEYOND THAT TO GET YOU SOME INFORMATION ON LONGER TERM SALES TAX PROJECTIONS.

I KNOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT, A LOT OF NUMBER CRUNCHING

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BEHIND THE SCENES, BUT IT SORT OF LAYS OUT THE GENERAL APPROACH WE TOOK TO TRY TO FORECAST SALES TAX.

UH, THE IMPACT ON SALES TAXES, ENTIRE PANDEMIC, NOT JUST FOR THIS YEAR BUT FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

AND WE WENT AHEAD AND PUSHED IT ALL THE WAY OUT TO 2025 JUST TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT BROADER CONTEXT ON THE WHOLE THING.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THIS IS OUR ESTIMATE GOING AGAIN AND THIS IS BASED ON, ON FOLKS WORKING IN THE MISSOURI CITY AREA.

WE THINK THAT ABOUT 29% OF THEM WILL EXPERIENCE SOME PERIOD OF JOBLESSNESS.

THIS IS THE TRANSLATION TO DOING IT.

WE DID IT FIRST BY OCCUPATION AND THEN TRANSLATED IT TO BY INDUSTRY.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE HERE A COMBINATION IN FOOD SERVICES, 71% POTENTIALLY EXPERIENCE A PERIOD OF JOBLESSNESS.

YOU KNOW, BY CONTRAST, I MEAN PICK ANOTHER RELATIVELY SUBSTANTIAL SECTOR HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE, ABOUT 17.6%.

UH, YOU KNOW, ANOTHER BIG AREA OF IMPACT OBVIOUSLY IS RETAIL TRADE, SO YOU CAN KIND OF GET A FLAVOR OF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY HERE.

THESE ARE FOLKS A LITTLE LESS THAN 30% ARE GOING TO LOSE THEIR JOB FOR SOME PERIOD OF TIME DUE TO THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC LOCAL JOBS.

GO AHEAD.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS YOUR CHANGE IN CALENDAR YEAR IN SALES TAX GROWTH BASELINE SCENARIO AND I'LL SHOW YOU THEN HOW WE GOT TO THOSE INDIVIDUALLY.

THIS IS CALENDAR YEAR.

WE'RE ESTIMATING ABOUT A 10.6% DROP FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2020 FOLLOWED BY A REBOUND, BUT IT'S A REBOUND OFF OF A DEPRESSED BASE OF 4.7% FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2021 SO YOU DON'T GET BACK EVERYTHING YOU'VE LOST JUST BECAUSE THE GROWTH RATE PICKED UP.

YOU STILL BE BELOW WHERE YOU WERE AT THE END OF 2019 ON A CALENDAR YEAR BASIS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND SO AGAIN, THESE ARE SOME OF THE MITIGATING FACTORS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT.

I TALKED ABOUT, OBVIOUSLY I ACTUALLY DIDN'T TALK ABOUT THIS.

THE MARCH NUMBERS ONLY REFLECT COBIT 19 REALLY BEING A FACTOR FOR A PORTION OF THE MONTH.

WE DID TALK ABOUT HIGH LEVEL OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT, AT LEAST IN THE NEAR TERM FROM FEDERAL SOURCES.

WE'VE ALSO SEEN MOST LANDLORDS AND MY EXTENSION BANKS BEING PRETTY COOL AND THAT'S A TECHNICAL TERM FOR AT LEAST A COUPLE MONTHS.

YOU KNOW THEY'RE GIVING PEOPLE RENT PAYMENTS FOR A COUPLE MONTHS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE DEBT SERVICE, COMMERCIAL DEBT SERVICE HAVE EITHER BEEN GIVEN AN EXTENSION ON THE TERM OF THEIR NOTE TO REFLECT A COUPLE MONTHS BEING TAKEN OFF.

OR FOR EXAMPLE, THEY HAD A LOAN BACKED BY THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION.

THEY'RE GOING TO GET SIX MONTHS WHERE THE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYMENTS PAID FOR THEM, WHICH IS HELPFUL.

WE HAVE SEEN SOME PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO SHIFT THEIR PATTERNS OF BUSINESS ACTIVITY.

IT'S SURPRISING WHAT YOU CAN DO REMOTELY.

I DON'T KNOW ANY OF YOU GUYS HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS YET, BUT I HAD A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT ON ZOOM THAT WENT SURPRISINGLY WELL.

I WAS KIND OF SKEPTICAL AND IN FACT IT WORKED PRETTY WELL.

THAT WAS KIND OF SURPRISING.

SO THAT WAS A CASE OF SOMEONE BEING ABLE, AN EXAMPLE OF SOMEONE BEING ABLE TO SHIFT HOW THEY'RE ACTUALLY DOING THEIR BUSINESS.

AND THEN WE TALKED ABOUT IT BEFORE.

UH, IF YOU'RE A COMMUNITY WITH A HIGH LEVEL OF COMMUTER OUT MIGRATION, MEANING YOU'RE DRIVING TO WORK IN ANOTHER TOWN, YOU'RE MORE LIKELY TO SPEND AT HOME SUGAR LAND BY JUST AGAIN MORE INFORMATION DOWN 9% MARCH FAIR LAND WAS DOWN A LITTLE LESS THAN FOUR.

SO NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, LET'S GET INTO THE MEAT OF THE, OF THE FORECAST HERE.

THE, THIS IS FISCAL YEAR, UH, STARTING WITH 2019, RUNNING ALL THE WAY THROUGH 25.

THIS IS WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER TO BE SOMETHING OF AN OPTIMISTIC SCENARIO, WHICH SHOWS YOU WITH A PROXIMATELY A LITTLE LESS THAN HALF A MILLION DOLLAR LOSS IN FISCAL YEAR 20, 20.

AND OF COURSE ALL OF THAT IS REALLY CONCENTRATED IN THE BACK HALF OF THE FISCAL YEAR.

A LITTLE BIT OF A GAIN OFF OF THAT DEPRESSED BASE IN 2021.

AND THEN BY 2022 YOU HAVE GOTTEN SALES TAX REVENUE THAT'S JUST SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF WHERE IT WAS IN 2019 AND THEN THE FORECAST FROM THERE KIND OF GOES TO WHERE YOU WERE IN TERMS OF LONGTERM TRENDS PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC SO THAT BY 2025 YOU'RE UP OVER $12 MILLION A YEAR IN FISCAL YEAR SALES TAX REVENUE.

THIS IS WHAT I THINK OF AS BEING THE OPTIMISTIC SCENARIO.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THE NEXT ONE IS WHAT I THINK IS ACTUALLY GOING TO HAPPEN.

THIS IS MY BEST GUESS, WHICH IS A LITTLE BIT BIGGER.

DROP THIS YEAR DOWN FROM YOU KNOW, 10.25 TO 9.7 GIVE OR TAKE PICKING UP JUST A LITTLE BIT IN 2021 AND THE REASON WHY THE PICKUP IS A LITTLE SLOWER IN 2021 IS SOMETHING I MENTIONED EARLIER.

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WE DO THINK THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME SECONDARY ECONOMIC EFFECTS.

FOR EXAMPLE, REAL ESTATE IS GOING TO GET INTERESTING AS PEOPLE GO TO EITHER RENEW LEASES AND SAY, WAIT A MINUTE, I CAN'T PAY AS MUCH OR HAVE ALL DISCOVERED, WE DON'T HAVE TO ALL BE IN THE OFFICE EVERY DAY, ALL DAY LONG AND SO INSTEAD OF NEEDING 20,000 SQUARE FEET, WE REALLY ONLY NEED 12.

ALL THAT'S GOING TO GET INTERESTING.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE INTERESTING RIPPLE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH WHAT WE THINK ARE GOING TO BE RELATIVELY SUSTAINED LOWER OIL PRICES IN THE HOUSTON AREA.

UM, THERE WILL ULTIMATELY BE SOME EFFECTS.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE REALLY SEEING, I SIT ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A FAIRLY SUBSTANTIAL HOSPITAL SYSTEM OVER IN THE AUSTIN AREA AND WE ARE TO USE THE TECHNICAL TERM RIGHT NOW SUCKING WIND FINANCIALLY BECAUSE ALL THE STUFF WE ARE MAKING MONEY ON IT HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN.

ALL THE ELECTIVE SURGERIES AND ALL THAT AND WE ARE ACTUALLY FURLOUGHING MEDICAL PERSONNEL RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THE PROFITABLE STUFF ISN'T HAPPENING.

WE'RE JUST TAKING CARE OF SICK PEOPLE.

INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, BY THE WAY, IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN RIGHT NOW, A LITTLE OVER 3% OF OUR HOSPITAL BEDS ARE ACTUALLY OCCUPIED BY COVEN PATIENTS, WHICH IS A VERY SMALL NUMBER.

AND WE ARE AT ONLY 60% CAPACITY FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY'S HOSPITAL BEDS.

WE HAVE ABOUT 3000 HOSPITAL BEDS IN THE BROADER AUSTIN AREA, ONLY ABOUT 1800 OF THEM ARE OCCUPIED AND ONLY A HUNDRED OF THOSE ARE WITH BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE COVEN, WHICH IS INTERESTING.

SO HAVING SAID ALL OF THAT, WE THINK IT'S A FAIRLY SLOW RECOVERY IN 2021 PICKS UP IN 2022 THAT, SO BY THE END OF 2022 THINGS ARE MORE OR BACK TO NORMAL.

AND THEN GROWTH GOES ON FROM THERE OVER THE 15 YEAR PERIOD OF 2006 TO 2021 WHICH MEANS YOU WERE GROWING BUT NOT AT AN ENORMOUSLY RAPID RATE.

BUT IT IS POSITIVE AND BETTER THAN IT WAS IN 2019 NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE MORE PESSIMISTIC SCENARIO IS THAT THE SECONDARY EFFECTS I TALKED ABOUT ARE WORSE.

AND THAT IN FACT 2021 IS MEASURABLY LOWER THAN 2020 AND THAT THINGS RECOVER ON A SLOWER PACE.

AND IT REALLY IS OUT TO 2023 OR 2024 BEFORE YOU GET BACK TO WHERE YOU WERE IN 2019 IF I HAD TO BET ON THE OPTIMISM VERSUS PESSIMISM SIDE, JUST TO BE CONSERVATIVE, I'D BE SLIGHTLY MORE PESSIMISTIC.

BUT WHAT I SAW TODAY TELLS ME AT THE BACK OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS DECIDED TEXAS IS OPENING UP.

AND I THINK HE'S COME TO THAT CONCLUSION BECAUSE I THINK HE BELIEVES THAT OUR MEDICAL CAPACITY CAN HANDLE EVEN, YOU KNOW, A FACTOR OF FOUR OR FIVE TIMES THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR COBIT.

AND I THINK HIS THINKING IS WE WILL TAKE THE PAIN OF A SURGEON THAT THIS SUMMER MOVE ON THROUGH IT AND BE AS CLOSE TO BACK TO BUSINESS AS USUAL IN THE FALL AND ON INTO THE WINTER AS WE CAN BE.

AND SO THAT TO ME SAYS THAT IF THAT'S THE MINDSET OF THE GUY WHO WAS THE ULTIMATE DECISION MAKER AND HIS TEAM, AND I DON'T KNOW THAT FOR A FACT, THAT'S JUST MY INTERPRETATION OF IT.

THAT SAYS TO ME THAT THAT THE SITUATION FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT MAYBE SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN IF THERE WAS A GREATER FOCUS ON KEEPING THINGS SHUT DOWN FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU LOOK TO THE STOCK MARKET IS ALWAYS WIDELY BEEN CONSIDERED, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO AS KIND OF A MEASURE OF WHAT PEOPLE THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE.

AND YOU'VE HEARD RECOVERY, YOU'VE HEARD CONVERSATIONS ABOUT IT BEING A U SHAPED RECOVERY, A V-SHAPED RECOVERY, A W SHAPED RECOVERY, A CHECK MARK RECOVERY CHECK MARK IS MORE WHAT I THINK OF IT AS AND IT, IF YOU LOOK AT THE, I THINK THE S AND P 500 THERE AND THAT'S REALLY AROUND THE 1ST OF MARCH THAT THAT DATA IS RUN THROUGH AND YOU CAN SEE IT WAS AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL.

THE FIRST PART OF THIS YEAR RECORD HIGHS DECLINED VERY, VERY SHARPLY.

AND THEN HAS BEGUN TO RECOVER BUT NOT CERTAINLY NOT BACK TO WHERE IT WAS.

I THINK THAT OVERALL PATTERN IS PROBABLY ALSO VALID FOR THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS AND THEN IT BEGINS TO GET BETTER FROM THERE.

NEXT SLIDE, AND THIS IS THE FINAL ONE IS REALLY JUST KIND OF A SUMMATION OF WHAT I'VE SAID, WHICH IS CONSUMER ACTIVITY AND HOSPITALITY.

THEY WERE THE SECTORS AT FIRST THEY'RE THE ONES HIT HARDEST.

THEY WILL BE THE LAST TO FULLY RECOVER.

THERE ARE OTHER SECTORS ALSO HEAVILY INFLUENCED.

ENERGY OBVIOUSLY IS ONE.

TRANSPORTATION, AIRLINES, WHAT I REFERENCED EARLIER, NOT ESSENTIAL MEDICAL SALES TO SOME DEGREE HAS BEEN AFFECTED ALTHOUGH PEOPLE ARE LEARNING.

THEY CAN SELL THINGS OVER ZOOM AND THEN WHAT I WOULD CALL ANY UNIQUE TRANSACTION.

BUSINESS MEANING

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A ONE OFF MEANING YOU SELL YOUR HOUSE OR WHATEVER.

THERE IS ACTIVITY OUT THERE BUT IT HAS BEEN PAUSED AND CERTAINLY ON THE DEVELOPMENT SIDE, THINGS THAT WERE IN THE PIPELINE ARE BEING FINISHED.

THINGS THAT ARE BEING CONTEMPLATED ARE BEING PAUSED AND THAT SPEAKS TO AN ISSUE.

THE BANKS ARE NERVOUS AS CAN BE.

THEY'RE VERY NERVOUS ABOUT WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE THIRD QUARTER WHEN THEY'RE PAST ALL THE FEE INCOME THEY MADE FROM THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM.

AND THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT NOT ENOUGH GOOD LOAN DEMAND.

THEY'LL HAVE PLENTY OF PEOPLE CALLING THEM WANTING TO BORROW MONEY, BUT THEY'LL BE NERVOUS ABOUT UNDERWRITING THEM.

ONE BECAUSE THEY'LL BE NERVOUS ABOUT THEIR COLLATERAL VALUES AND TWO, BECAUSE THEY'LL BE NERVOUS ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS PLANS BECAUSE THEY'RE UNCERTAIN ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF COBIT.

SO ON THE DEMAND SIDE, THE BANKS ARE GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT CHALLENGED AND THEY'RE GONNA HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE PARKED IN CASH IN THEIR BANK, WHICH MEANS THEY'VE GOT TOO MANY DEPOSITS, WHICH MEANS THEY'RE PAYING OUT TOO MUCH IN INTEREST.

ALL BY WAY OF SAYING CREDIT AVAILABILITY, ESPECIALLY ON THE COMMERCIAL SIDE, MAY BE PRETTY TIGHT IN THE SECOND HALF OF THIS YEAR AND GOING FORWARD.

SO TO SUM IT ALL UP, MISSOURI CITY FEELS IMPACTS MOST STRONGLY IN SALES TAX.

WE TALKED ABOUT THAT THERE COULD BE IMPACTS IN OTHER AREAS.

I THINK THERE WILL BE SOME PROPERTY TAX IMPACTS, NOT THIS YEAR BECAUSE YOUR VALUES WERE ALREADY SET, BUT I THINK YOUR VALUES IN 2021 COULD BE SOMEWHAT UNDER ATTACK.

YOU COULD SEE SOME IMPACTS AND FUND TRANSFER FROM OTHER ENTITIES TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY ARE HAVING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS. SOME OF THAT'S INDIRECT.

FOR EXAMPLE, TEXDOT IS REALLY WORRIED ABOUT FUNDING FOR HIGHWAY TO A CONSTRUCTION THAT COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON YOU GUYS.

AND THEN THE OTHER THING THAT COULD BE THERE, YOU COULD GET A RISE IN SOCIAL SERVICES DEMAND BECAUSE AGAIN, PEOPLE ARE HAVING PROBLEMS AND THEY NEED SOME HELP.

FINAL THING I'LL SAY IS THIS IS A PROCESS SO AS STAFF WILL TELL YOU THE NUMBERS CHANGED WHEN THE MAY SALES TAX FIGURES, WHICH REFLECTED MARCH CAME OUT.

I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED THAT THEY CHANGED AGAIN NEXT MONTH AND ON FROM THERE AND ON FROM THERE.

AND WHAT WE'VE GOT TO DO IS STAY ON TOP OF IT.

SO WE GIVE YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE INFORMATION WE CAN.

THAT'S AS UP TO DATE AS WE CAN MAKE IT BE.

AS YOU WERE GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF MAKING, SPENDING PLANS AND SETTING BUDGETS FOR THE COMING FISCAL YEAR.

AND I THINK WITH THAT NOTE, THAT'S ABOUT ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

THANK YOU JOHN.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS I'M NOT HEARING, SO THANK YOU JOHN VERY MUCH.

ALRIGHT, THANKS GUYS.

I CAN STICK AROUND FOR A MINUTE.

IF ANYBODY HAS A BURNING QUESTION, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO ASK.

I'M NOT HEARING ANYTHING.

THANK YOU ALL ALL.

THANK YOU.

BYE BYE.

BYE BYE CUSTOMER AND EMERY, UH, WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF WE CAN ENTERTAIN MAYBE MOVING THE, UH, ITEMS TO, UH, FNG UP IN, UM, ARE BEHIND A TO B.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE SOME FOLKS WHO ARE WANTING TO MAKE A COMMENT AS PUBLIC COMMENTS AND IF WE CAN DO THAT, UM, MAYBE WE COULD GET THAT OUT OF THE WAY AND LET THEM GO ON THEIR WAY.

SO IT'S JUST A REQUEST.

OKAY.

IS THAT YOU WANT TO MOVE IT TO NOW OR AFTER? TO BE AFTER TO BE OKAY.

IS THAT YOUR MOTION? YES, MA'AM.

OKAY.

IS THERE A SECOND? OKAY, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND I'LL DO A ROLL CALL.

VOTE.

MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON, YOU FADED OUT.

MAYOR PRO TEM.

OKAY.

COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

I SIR, I'M EMORY.

REPEAT HIS MOTION.

MOVE ITEMS TO APP AND TO G AND THE AGENDA UP IN FRONT OF ARE BEHIND A TO B.

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COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS COUNCIL MEMBERS.

STERLING.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER BONEY.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER ROULIS.

YOU MADE THE SECOND AND COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY MADE THE MOTION.

THIS IS MAY AFFORD.

YES.

MOTION PASSES.

[(b) Discuss the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.]

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SO WE'LL DO TWO B AND THEN GO TO F.

AND.

G.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

ITEM TO BE DISCUSSED, THE CORONAVIRUS AID RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT.

UH, EUGENE CAMPBELL, CHIEF CAMPBELL COUNSEL.

UH, TONIGHT.

BRIEFLY WITH ME, I'LL HAVE A JAMAICA, JULIET, OUR EMERGENCY MANAGER AND MR SPURGEON ROBINSON FROM THE IMPACT GROUP.

ARE YOU ABLE TO HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

GO AHEAD.

HI, THIS IS TAMIKA JEWITT.

I'M THE EMERGENCY MANAGER TODAY.

I AM THE PRESENTATION.

WE ACTIVATED THE ELC FOR CURRENT HELMET 1962 DAYS AGO.

ALL OF THOSE 62 DAYS.

WE HAVE ESTABLISHED A DISASTER DECLARATION FOR THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY ON MARCH 13TH AND WE ESCALATED OUR ACTIVATION LEVEL UP FROM A LEVEL THREE TO LEVEL TWO ON, UM, ON MARCH 25TH.

THROUGHOUT THAT TIME, WE'VE LOOKED AT OUR CENTRAL FUNCTIONS, OUR CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PLANS, AND WHICH HELPS US DETERMINE WHAT ARE, WHAT SERVICES ARE ESSENTIAL AT THIS TIME AND WHAT TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS THAT WE NEED TO KEEP THOSE GOING.

BY DETERMINING THAT WE WERE ABLE TO KEEP CERTAIN OFFICES SUCH AS OUR PERMITS OFFICE AND A FEW OTHER DEPARTMENTS ABLE TO KEEP THESE SERVICES GOING REMOTELY, NOT IN THE CITY BUILDING.

WE'VE ALSO ACTIVATED WHEN WE ACTIVATE OUR ELC, WE ACTIVATED IT VIRTUALLY WHERE WE'VE CONDUCTED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ALL DEPARTMENTS WHO HAVE WORKED, WHO REQUESTED ITEMS. WE HAVE FILLED ALL OF THOSE REQUESTS EITHER PARTIALLY OR FULLY DEPENDING ON WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME.

WE'VE ALSO STARTED LOOKING AT LONGTERM PLANNING TO THINK WHAT DO WE MEET IN THE FUTURE SO THAT WE'RE NOT BULK BUYING.

UM, AND TRYING TO FIND STUFF AT THE LAST MINUTE.

UM, THE CITY HAS WORKED IN COORDINATED, UM, UH, PPE DISTRIBUTION, UM, IN COUNCIL DISTRICT TWO AND PARTICIPATE IN THE STAFFORD PPE DRIVE.

WE'VE ALSO WORKED WITH OUR KEY PARTNERS SUCH AS OUR MUDS AND LIDS TO START FIGURING OUT WHAT THEIR ESSENTIAL FUNCTION OF SERVICES ARE AND WHAT THEY WERE STILL PROVIDING THROUGH THIS TIME.

AND CAME UP WITH SOME NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HELP SOME OF THE CITIZENS AND THE CITY WORKERS.

AND WE ALSO WERE ABLE TO OPEN A TESTING CENTER AND MISSOURI CITY ON MAY 1ST AT THAT TIME.

AND THEN WE IMPLEMENTED MS SAFETY PRACTICES.

CERTAIN DEPARTMENTS ARE ENSURING THAT EMPLOYEES WHO ARE COMING TO WORK DURING THIS TIME OR BEING OUR TEMPERATURES ARE BEING CHECKED.

AND ALSO THAT WE HAVE CERTAIN DISINFECTANTS AND HAND SANITIZERS AROUND IN THOSE FACILITIES.

AND WE'VE ALSO BEEN MAKING SURE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PUBLIC AND CITY EMPLOYEES AT ALL TIMES THROUGH THIS NEXT SLIDE.

SO WHAT'S NEXT WITH POPE AT 19, EVEN THOUGH THIS HAS BEEN A LONG ONGOING PROCESS, IT'S STILL GONNA.

IT'S GONNA STILL TAKE PLACE FOR A LONG TIME.

SO THE THINGS THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY WORKING ON AND, AND UM, CHIEF CAMPBELL IS GONNA SPEAK MORE ON SOME OF THE STUFF LATER ON IS WE'RE LOOKING AT SOME OF THE OPENING THINGS, OPENING BACK UP THE GOLF COURSE.

WE HEARD THE GOVERNOR SPOKE TODAY ON SOME NEW, UM, WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP FOR OPENING UP TEXAS? WE'RE LOOKING AT THE TENNIS COURTS, OPENING OUR COURTS BACK UP AND THEN LOOKING AT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MEETINGS AND CITY OFFICES COMING UP IN THE FUTURE AND JUST REALLY LOOKING AT WHAT DOES THE CITY LOOK LIKE, WHAT'S OUR NEW NORMAL WITH CORONAVIRUS WITH POET 19 AND THE FUTURE.

SO THOSE ARE GONNA BE THINGS AS CONTINUING DISINFECTING CITY BUILDINGS THAT WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT.

AND THEN WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT DIFFERENT FUNDING SOURCES FOR THESE, WHICH IS THE CARES ACT THAT CHIEF CAMPBELL IS GOING TO TALK ABOUT.

AND SANITIZING STATIONS.

WE'VE BOUGHT A LARGE AMOUNT OF HAND SANITIZER.

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT SANITIZING STATIONS POTENTIALLY TO PLACE AROUND THIS CITY BUILDINGS AND ENSURE PEOPLE LAND ARE RETURNING TO WORK WHEN THEY DO THAT, THEY ARE CONTINUING TO KEEP THEIR HANDS CLEAN AND JUST LOOKING AT OTHER FUNDING SOURCES.

WE NORMALLY DO FEMA PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, UM, WHICH IS A 25% COST SHARE FOR THAT.

WE HAVE THE CARES ACT THAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT LATER ON IN THIS PRESENTATION.

AND JUST CONTINUING TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PUBLIC TO CONTINUE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

AND THEN OUR LONGTERM THING WILL BE EVENTUALLY, UM, INCREASING OUR ACTIVATION LEVEL BACK UP TO LEVEL THREE AND THE ACTIVATING THE EOC.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, YES.

GREAT.

SO THE CORONA VIRUS ACT CAME OUT TO HER IS REALLY QUICK AND THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON WITH IT, BUT REALLY AS IT RELATES TO IT COVERS COSTS THAT ARE UNNECESSARY EXPENDITURES THAT WERE INCURRED AS A RESPONSE TO OR TO HELP TO RELIEVE FROM UH, THE, THE ACTS

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AND THE THINGS THAT HAVE CAUSED, UH, DUE TO THE COBIT 19 VIRUS.

THINGS THAT WE SPENT TO RESPOND DIRECTLY TO THE EMERGENCY OR AS ADDRESSING MEDICAL OR PUBLIC HEALTH NEEDS.

SECOND ORDER EFFECTS ARE AN EMERGENCY SUCH AS PROVIDING ECONOMIC SUPPORT.

SOME THINGS COULD BE HOUSING, A RENTAL RELIEF.

IT COULD BE THINGS FOR BUSINESSES FOR INTERRUPTION.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT THE CARES ACT WILL COVER.

UM, THEY WERE THINGS THAT WERE NOT ORIGINALLY ACCOUNTED FOR IN OUR BUDGET.

SO IT'S FOCUSING ON THOSE AREAS.

AND THE OPERATIONAL PERIOD FOR THESE FUNDS SHOULD BE THROUGH MARCH ONE THROUGH DECEMBER OF 2020 DECEMBER 30TH OF 2020.

YEAH.

AS WE JUST LOOK AT A BIG STRATEGIC OVERVIEW, YOU CAN SEE THE MONEY COMES DOWN FROM THE U S GOVERNMENT TO THE STATE OF FORT BEND COUNTY AND ALTHOUGH THERE ARE A LOT OF ITEMS THAT IT COVERS, IT TALKS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, TRANSPORTATION.

TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, UH, SOCIAL SERVICES, AUTO SPECIAL, UH, FUNDING DISTRICTS, ESD.

I MEAN, UH, EDS IS EDCS RATHER SMALL BUSINESSES, TRANSPORTATION, IT TOUCHES ON A LOT OF ITEMS AND THERE'S A BIG LONG LIST.

UH, THAT'S NOT REFLECTED IN THIS SLIDE.

SO WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SHEET THAT WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AFTER THIS ONE, UM, THERE IS A 20% I MET MIGHT BE DISGUSTED, TOMORROW'S COMMISSIONING MEETING WHERE IT LOOKS LIKE THERE COULD BE A CARVE OUT FOR UP TO $121,000.

THAT WOULD, THAT WOULD COME IF THE, UH, COMMISSIONER'S COURT DECIDED TO DO SO COME DIRECTLY TO MISSOURI CITY FOR NECESSARILY, UM, COSTS THAT WE MIGHT INCUR DOING THIS COVERT VIRUS.

SO THAT'S ONE, UH, ITEM THAT'S GOING TO BE DISCUSSED TOMORROW.

WE HAVEN'T GOT THE FORMALIZATION YET FROM HARRIS COUNTY, ALTHOUGH THERE'S SOME DIRECT FUNDING THAT WE COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE $34,000.

IT'S LIKE A GRANT AND IT WOULD HELP TO COVER SOME THINGS THAT WE MIGHT NOT BE COVERED BY THE EIGHT 21.

SO WE CAN LOOK AT THOSE THINGS.

SOME ITEMS COULD BE USED FOR A TECHNOLOGY THAT WE USE TO WORK REMOTELY AND SO FORTH.

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT SOME OF THOSE ITEMS AS WELL AS ALL THE THINGS THAT, YEAH, THE CARES ACT DOESN'T COVER THROUGH FEMA BECAUSE OF THIS 25% MATCH.

WE LIKED IT.

MAYBE CONSIDER THOSE THINGS LASTLY BECAUSE THERE IS A MATCH, WHEREAS THE EIGHT 21, UH, IF THAT WAS THE DIRECTION THAT THE, UH, COMMISSIONER'S COURT GOES IN IS NOT A MATCH.

SO THE EVENT, THERE'LL BE AVAILABLE TO LOCAL JURISDICTIONS IN FORT BEND.

IT'S DOES NOT COVER ALL THE EXPECTED COSTS THAT WE WILL OCCUR.

HOWEVER, IT'S, IT'S MEANT TO BE A FIRST START.

THERE'S SUPPOSED TO BE SOME ADDITIONAL ROUNDS THAT MIGHT COME.

THAT'S BEEN THE TALK, BUT WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT.

THE FACT THAT THE FUNDS ARE DIRECTLY IN FORT BEND COUNTY NOW AND WE'VE BEEN REALLY WORKING ON TRACKING ALL THE THINGS THAT WE USE AS WELL AS ALL THE GRANTS.

AND IT'S QUITE A FEW OTHER THINGS THAT ARE BEING DISCUSSED.

AND WE HAVE A, A SHEET TO TRY TO CAPTURE NOT ONLY WHAT'S GOING ON AS FAR AS THE DIFFERENT GRANT FUNDS, UM, AND HEALTHCARE FUNDS, BUT ALSO LOOK AT WHAT WE'RE SPENDING.

SO BECAUSE OF THE QUICK TIMELINE, I WORKED WITH THE CITY MANAGER, UH, INTERIM CITY MANAGER AND ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER AND A CORE GROUP OF CITY, UH, DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS.

AND WE CAME UP WITH A BRAINSTORMING AND THIS IS WHAT WE SUBMITTED.

AND I BELIEVE THE COUNCIL MEMBERS RECEIVED AN EMAIL OF, OF WHAT, UM, WE LOOKED AT ORIGINALLY FOR SOME PRIORITIES OF COURSE EXPENSES FOR PAYROLL DUE TO COVERT 19, THE COST OF PURCHASING AND DISTRIBUTION OF PPE, SANITIZING AND DISINFECTING, UM, EXPENSES THAT WE MIGHT OCCUR FOR QUARANTINING THE INDIVIDUALS.

EXACTLY.

COBRA TESTING, SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS OR REIMBURSEMENTS FOR THE COST OF THE BUSINESS AND ERUPTIONS AS WELL AS ANY OTHER, UH, COBIT 19 RELATED, UH, EXPENSES THAT COULD COME UP FROM THAT LIST AND WORKING WITH THE OTHER CITIES AND THINGS THAT WE'RE WORKING ON.

THE CARER ZACK SUBCOMMITTEE FOR THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT, THERE'S $134 MILLION,

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$262,393.

THAT CURRENTLY HOW, AND THIS IS THE BUDGET.

THE DRAFT BUDGET IS GOING TO GO BEFORE THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT TOMORROW.

IF YOU LOOK DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THAT CHART, YOU'LL SEE 4 MILLION, 780,000, $490.

THAT IS WHERE THAT, UH, PER CAPITA OF $55 PER CITIZEN, LOOKING BACK AT THE 2019 NUMBERS FOR MISSOURI CITY, WHICH IS ROUGHLY 74 A THOUSAND PEOPLE.

THAT'S WHERE WE DID THE $821,000 THOSE ARE, THOSE ARE ROUGH FIGURES.

THEY COULD CHANGE A LITTLE BIT, BUT THOSE ARE PRETTY CLOSE AND THAT'S WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE DISCUSSED TOMORROW.

SO THAT'S A REALLY QUICK SNAPSHOT OF A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS THAT HAVE GONE, A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WERE DISCUSSED AS FAR AS POTENTIAL THINGS THAT THE MONEY COULD BE APPLIED FOR.

IT'S ALL UP FOR DISCUSSION TOMORROW THEY'RE HAVING A WORKSHOP AT THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT, UH, AND MYSELF, MS JEW AND UH, SPURGEON ARE HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

OH, THE MAIN ONE SIDE, EXCUSE ME.

THIS IS WHERE WE ARE NOW.

UH, THIS IS WHAT WE'VE SPENT TODAY, DAY AS A FRIDAY.

UH, THIS IS HOW MUCH WE HAVE THROUGH OUR COVERT TRACKING CODES FOR SALARIES, SOCIAL SECURITY, TAXES, RETIREMENT, MODERN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT.

IT COULD BE PPE, EMERGENCY SUPPLIES RELATED TO THIS AS WELL AS CONTRACTUAL SERVICES THROUGH, BUT JUST UNDER $100,000.

ANY QUESTIONS? SHE CAMPBELL.

THIS IS MAYOR FORD AFTER THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT TOMORROW.

COULD YOU PLEASE SEND US UPDATE ON WHAT, WHAT THE DECISIONS WERE? YES MA'AM.

THANK YOU MAYOR COUNCIL MEMBERS.

GO AHEAD.

OPEN QUESTION BILL.

ANYONE THAT COULD SPEAK TO THIS HAVE RECENTLY, HAVE WE BEEN ABLE TO CHECK THE STATUS OF OUR PUBLIC HAND WASHING WASHING STATIONS AROUND THE CITY JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE UP TO STANDARD AND FUNCTIONING PROPERLY.

MAYOR OF FORT SAM, I'LL UH, I'LL ASK, UH, CHIEF, THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT.

I KNOW THAT WE, UH, HAVE OUR, OUR HEALTH INSPECTORS OUT AND WE HAVE OTHERS WHO GO OUT THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY, UH, THAT DON'T KNOW ABOUT SPECIFICALLY THAT PARTICULAR, UH, SITUATION.

BUT WE CAN DEFINITELY PUT THAT ON THE LIST.

BUT THEY ARE TALKING TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT, UH, STORE OWNERS, MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE CONTINUING TO COMPLY WITH WHAT'S IN PLACE AS FAR AS SPACING GOES AND UH, THE QUANTITY OF PEOPLE THAT YOU CAN HAVE IN BUSINESS TIME AS WELL AS SOME OF THE OTHER SANT STANDARDIZATION ISSUES.

SO WE'LL ADD THAT TO THE LIST IF IT'S NOT ALREADY BEING TAKEN CARE OF.

AND CHIEF, I DON'T KNOW IF HE CAN SPEAK TO THAT OR NOT.

AS IT RELATES TO AROUND THE CITY ITSELF AND IN THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS WHERE THERE ARE PEOPLE ARE UH, MIGHT BE COMING IN OR THEIR WORKERS, MS. JORDAN HAS BEEN WORKING IN THAT.

THERE'S DIFFERENT, UM, I WOULDN'T CALL HIM HERE IN WASHINGTON STATE, BUT I WOULD SAY THAT THEIR PB DISTRIBUTION AS FAR AS THINGS FOR YOU TO WIPE YOUR HANDS AND DO THAT.

WE HAVE THOSE AROUND THE WHOLE CITY AS IT RELATES TO ALL SITE.

WE'LL HAVE TO FOLLOW UP AND, AND GET BACK TO, UH, THE COUNSELING.

I DON'T HAVE THAT INFORMATION DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF ME AT THIS TIME.

AND MS JEWELL, DO YOU HAVE THAT INFORMATION? NOT AT THIS TIME.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? YES, THIS COUNCIL MEMBER, BONY, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I GOT SOME CLARITY ON THE PROCESSES.

UH, SO CHIEF CAMPBELL OR BILL, UH, IS IT MY UNDERSTANDING THAT ANY AND ALL FUNDS COMING FROM THE FEDERAL CARES ACT ARE, UH, GOING TO BE, UH, ADMINISTERED BY THE, BY THE COUNTY IF THEY APPROVE THESE THINGS? IS THAT WHAT'S BEING SAID OR, OR DO WE GO STRAIGHT TO THE, UH, FEDS OURSELVES OR THROUGH THE STATE? OR IS IT JUST THE COUNTY COUNCILMAN BONNIE, THOSE ARE SPURGEON.

COULD YOU JUMP IN AND JUST TELL THEM THE PATHWAY BASED UPON TOMORROW'S MEETING WHERE THE DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS OF MONEY COULD GO? SURE.

HELLO.

GOT THE NOTE HERE.

ONE AMERICORPS COMMISSION AND THE COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM STAR, UM, WORKING WITH, UM, CHIEF CAMPBELL HERE IN THE TEAM TO HELP WITH THE PRIORITIES FOR MULTIPLE CITIES, BUT

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ALSO MISSOURI STATE IN PARTICULAR, UH, FOR THE COUNTY.

SO THE COTTAGE PROCESSES THAT THEY ARE THE RECIPIENT OF THE $134 MILLION THAT HE INDICATED ON THE SLIDE.

AND FROM THERE, PART OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITY IS ALSO TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE CITIES HE SEES INSIDE OF THE COUNTY ALSO RECEIVE A SHARE OF FUNDS OR SERVICES, UH, DEFINED BY THE COUNTY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE RESPONDING COLLECTIVELY AS A COUNTY AND COUNTY ACROSS COUNTY OR COUNTY WIDE, I SHOULD SAY.

UH, PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE CITIZENS.

WITH THAT, THERE'S MULTIPLE PROPOSALS ON THE TABLE.

ONE IS FOR THE CITIES TO HAVE A PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF THOSE FUNDS, UH, ALLOCATE IN SOME FASHION TO THE CITY AND THE CITY CAN THEN USE THOSE FUNDS AS LONG AS THEY'RE ON A SPECIFIC OR RELATED TO COVERT 19 RESPONSE RECOVERY AND OTHER THINGS THAT WERE OUTLINED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PRESENTATION.

TOMORROW SESSION WILL INVOLVE, UH, ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS MEETING AND THEN DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT, UH, OR HOW TO BEST DISTRIBUTE THE FUNDS I SHOULD SAY TO THE CITIES OR, AND WHAT THINGS WILL REMAIN UNDER COUNTY CONTROL.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE ASKED YOU, UH, YOUR QUESTION SUCCINCTLY, THE COUNTY, UH, HAS BEEN ALLOCATED THESE FUNDS ON BEHALF OF ALL THE CITIES, SO MAKING SURE THAT THEY ARE APPROPRIATELY ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF THE CITIES, MUNICIPALITIES, UH, ALSO, UH, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OR RISK DISTRICTS OR ISD, ET CETERA.

UH, THEY ARE ADMINISTRATORS OF THAT.

AND TOMORROW SESSION IS TO OUTLINE HOW TO BEST ALLOCATE THESE FUNDS AND HOW THE CITIES CAN PARTICIPATE DIRECTLY ACCESSING THESE FUNDS TO SERVE THE IMMEDIATE COMMUNITY NEEDS.

OKAY.

THE REASON I ASKED THAT QUESTION IS A THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT INFORMATION.

UH, I, I'M HOPEFUL THAT WE HAVE OR WILL BE PRESENT, UH, OR HAVE BEEN COMMUNICATIVE WITH WHAT OUR, UH, DIRECT NEEDS ARE.

I KNOW I REACHED OUT TO, UH, OTIS AND BILL, UH, BY PHONE AND OR, UH, UH, ALSO BY EMAIL EARLIER IN THE MONTH.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I ASKED WAS, CAUSE I'M ALSO NOT ONLY A COUNCIL MEMBER, BUT I'M ALSO A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE AND I WAS STRONGLY ADVOCATING FOR A STAFF TO LOOK INTO POTENTIAL FUNDS THAT COULD BE ALLOTTED TO US FROM A RECENT FEDERAL CARE, ZACK AND HOPE THAT WE COULD FIND WAYS TO PROVIDE SOME FUNDING FOR A RENTER'S ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, PARTICULARLY FOR CDBG ELIGIBLE AREAS AND REDDIT RESIDENTS WHO ARE, UH, WHO ARE AND HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY COLBY 19.

I WAS ON A NATIONAL CALL, UH, EARLIER IN THE MONTH AND, UH, SEVERAL CITIES TALKED ABOUT HOW THEY HAVE DESIGNATED FUNDS TO THOSE EFFORTS THROUGH CDBG, UH, RELATED, UH, UH, RESTRUCTURING.

SO I'M HOPEFUL THAT WE CAN PURSUE FUNDING AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR RENTER'S ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BECAUSE ALTHOUGH WE DON'T HAVE, UH, APARTMENTS OR VERY MANY APARTMENTS IN MISSOURI CITY, UH, WE DO HAVE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTS WHO ARE RENTING.

SO I JUST WANTED TO PUT THAT OUT THERE AND HOPE THAT WE'RE OUT ADVOCATING AND AT THE TABLE AND COUNCILMAN BALONEY, THAT WAS PART OF THE PROCESS THAT WE UNDERWENT AND REVIEWING THE NEEDS AS THEY RELATE TO THE CITY AND, AND GRADING THOSE WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE SENT TO THE COUNTY.

AND, UH, GENE HAD, UH, UH, PRESENTED THOSE TO THE COUNTY ON OUR BEHALF.

AND SO THAT, AND WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT ADDITIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES THAT MAY COME ABOUT AS A RESULT OF ANY OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS AND, UH, ALSO WITH EIGHT 21 THAT WE POTENTIALLY GET, UH, THAT HOW WE MIGHT UTILIZE THAT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF WHAT THE CARES ACT PROVIDES AS FAR AS PROGRAMS GO.

SO WE'LL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THAT AND, AND BE INFORMING COUNSEL AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH WHAT INFORMATION WE GAINED FROM THAT AND CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE ON THAT BEHALF.

THANK YOU.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? OKAY, WELL WE WILL MOVE TO THE THANK YOU, CHIEF CAMPBELL AND TAMIKA.

OKAY.

WE WILL MOVE

[(f) Consider obtaining services, including a web based community survey, from Baker Tilly for executive search services for the city manager position.]

TO, UM, THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM.

UH, WE MOVED UP F AND.

G.

SO THE NEXT ITEM IS F CONSIDER OBTAINING SERVICES INCLUDING A WEB BASED COMMUNITY SURVEY FROM BAKER TILLY FOR EXECUTIVE SEARCH SERVICES FOR THE CITY MANAGER POSITION.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY.

DID YOU HAVE A PRESENTATION? UH, NO, I DIDN'T HAVE A PRESENTATION, BUT I HAD, I HAD COMMENTS THAT I'D LIKE TO THE MIC.

GO AHEAD.

AT AT THIS POINT WE HAVE BEEN, UH, MADE ANY, UH, FROM, UH, CONTRACT COMMITMENT WITH, UM, UH, WITH BAKER TILLY.

AND, UH, WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO CONSIDER IS TO SERIOUSLY LOOK AT THEIR WEB WEB BASED SURVEY, UH, THAT'S COMPLETED

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BY, UH, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND CITIZENS AND CITY EMPLOYEES, UH, TO BE ABLE TO DETERMINE, UH, COUNTY WIDE ISSUES AND PRIORITIES.

UH, IT'S MY FEELING THAT THESE, UH, GREEN GROUPS NEED TO HAVE A VOICE IN, UH, UH, THE SELECTION PROCESS, UH, AND TO CONVEY THEIR THOUGHTS TO, UM, UH, THE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE MAYOR, UM, FOR, UM, UH, THIS, UH, THE SERVICE THAT, UH, I'D SAY IS, UH, IS A WEB BASED SURVEY.

UM, IT'S AN ITEM THAT'S ON THEIR PRICE LIST THAT THEY SENT US AND IT'S $1,650 IS THE PRICE THAT THEY SHOW.

BUT AGAIN, I'D LIKE TO STRESS THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT FRAMING THE SORT OF PERSONS AND STAKEHOLDERS AND THE COMMUNITY INTO, UM, INTO THE, THE PROCESS OF, UH, HELPING US FIND A NEW CITY MANAGER.

AND I THINK THIS WOULD GO A LONG WAY IN, UH, IN SHOWING THAT, UH, WE'RE A, UH, YEAH, THAT WE WANT TO, UM, UH, GET THEIR FEEDBACK AND MAKE THAT A PART OF THE PROCESS WHEN WE DO OUR SELECTION FOR A NEW CITY MANAGER.

OKAY.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION.

WELL, WE HAVE PUBLIC COMMENTS.

WE'LL START WITH PUBLIC COMMENTS.

UH, DOUG, IS EVERYBODY ON THE LINE SO FAR? YES.

OKAY.

THE FIRST PERSON ON THE LIST IS NO PIN-UP.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO STATE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, AND YOU'LL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR COMMENTS.

VERY GOOD.

GOOD MORNING, AFTERNOON, MAYOR COUNCIL AND GREAT STAFF AT MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS.

I'M NOT SURE IF YOU GUYS COULD HEAR ME, BUT I DO WANT TO DO A SOFT MICROPHONE CHECK.

CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME CLEARLY? WE CAN HEAR YOU.

ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD.

MY NAME IS NOEL PINNOCK.

I RESIDE AT 29 ZERO THREE ROBINSON ROAD, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS SEVEN SEVEN FOUR FIVE NINE.

AND I AM PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN THIS PARTICULAR AGENDA ITEM AND I DO APPRECIATE MY COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, MY COUNSEL MAN, UH, FLORIDA EMORY FOR BRINGING THIS UP, UH, AND, AND ALLOWING US TO ACCELERATE THIS ITEM SO THAT WE CAN EXPRESS SOME ABOUT THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS REGARDING THIS EXPANDED APPROACH TO CREATING A COMPREHENSIVE PICTURE OF WHAT THE NEXT AND WHO'S THE NEXT CITY MANAGER SHOULD BE.

UM, I'D LIKE TO START BY SAYING CHARLES AND KETTERLING, UH, MADE US COMMENT ONE TIME AND HE SAID, MY INTEREST IS IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE I'M GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE THERE IN THAT SAME VEIN UNTIL THAT SAME TONE A LOT.

I LIKE MANY OF MY, MY NEIGHBORS ARE GONNA SPEND A PREDOMINANTLY LARGE PART OF OUR LIVES HERE AT MISSOURI CITY.

AND THE DECISION THAT WE MADE TO MOVE HERE, WHETHER IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO AND FOR ME 21 YEARS AGO, WELL