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THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

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GOOD EVENING.

THE TIME IS NOW 6:00 PM AND I

[1. CALL TO ORDER]

STATE THAT THE NOTICE OF THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING WAS DULY 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, PRESENT COUNCIL MEMBERS STERLING PRESENT HALF THE NUMBER OF COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBER REALIST COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY PRESENT.

THERE WILL NOW BE A ROLL CALL OF CITY STAFF.

AS I CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE STAY HERE.

PRESENT INTERIM CITY MANAGER, BILL ATKINSON, PRESENT TO THE ATTORNEY.

E-JUICE MARIA JACKSON PRESENTS, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, STACY WALKER PRESENT.

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

[2. DISCUSSION/POSSIBLE ACTION]

WE WILL START WITH TWO EIGHT INTERVIEW DISCUSS CONSIDER CANDIDATES TO SERVE ON VARIOUS CITY BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS.

AS THE COUNCIL MEMBERS CAN SEE, UH, EACH MEMBER WILL GET, UH, 10 MINUTES WHEN THEY COME INTO THE MEETING, I WILL ASK THEM TO PROVIDE THEIR NAME, THEIR ADDRESS, AND BASICALLY WHY THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE ON THEIR DESIRED BOARD.

THEN I WILL ALLOW THE COUNCIL MEMBERS TO I'LL GO AROUND THE, UH, I WAS GOING TO SAY DYES, BUT I'LL GO AROUND THE CALL AND ALLOW EACH ONE OF YOU TO ASK.

THE QUESTION IS ONE QUESTION FOR COUNCIL MEMBER.

CAUSE WE ONLY HAVE, UM, 10 MINUTES.

UM, MARIA WILL ALSO KEEP TIME, SO SHE WILL LET US KNOW WHEN WE'VE REACHED THE 10 MINUTES AND WE WILL HAVE TO MOVE ON.

UH, HOPEFULLY EVERYBODY WILL BE ABLE TO ANSWER, ASK THEIR QUESTION.

I WILL NOT BE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS TO ENSURE THAT EACH OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS.

SO ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE I BRING IN MR. MCMILLAN, MAYOR FORD, THIS IS A COUNCIL MEMBER ONLY.

IT WON'T BE ASKING HIM.

I WILL BE LISTENING.

OKAY.

NO PROBLEM.

IF YOU DECIDE TO CHANGE AT ANY POINT, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER BOLOGNA, JUST, JUST STOP ME BECAUSE I'LL JUST GET YOU IN.

BUT IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND, JUST, JUST LET ME KNOW.

NO, I WON'T BE NO PROBLEM.

ANYBODY ELSE BEFORE WE BRING IN MR. MCMILLAN.

ALRIGHTY.

UH, YOU SHOULD IT, DOES EVERYONE HAVE THE QUESTIONS? MARIA SENT THE QUESTIONS I DON'T TUESDAY AND THEY'RE ALSO IN THE DROPBOX, SO EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THOSE QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHTY, DOUG, CAN YOU BRING IN MR. MCMILLAN? I AM HERE.

HI, MR. MCCAULEY, HOW ARE YOU? I'M DOING WELL.

THANK YOU.

NO PROBLEM.

IF YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND GIVE YOUR NAME AND YOUR ADDRESS AND JUST BASICALLY THE DESIRE TO SERVE ON THE PARKS BOARD.

I BELIEVE YOU HAVE DOWN HERE.

YES MA'AM.

SO MY NAME IS WILLIAM MCMILLAN.

UH, I LIVE AT 21 ZERO THREE QUAIL VALLEY EAST DRIVE IN THE QUAIL VALLEY EAST, UH, UH, HOA.

UH, BASICALLY I'VE PETITIONED TO BE ON THE, ON THE PARKS, UH, BOARD BECAUSE I I'VE GOT A PASSION FOR PARKS.

UH, MY WIFE AND I BECAME, UH, INVOLVED WITH THE SAME OLD PARKS SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

UH, WE'VE BEEN ACTIVELY WORKING, UH, THERE, WE'VE WORKED WITH JASON AND, AND UH, RANDY AND HIS AND, UH, BARRY AND THEIR CREW, UH, INTIMATELY, UH, TO, TO HELP IMPROVE SAME-O.

UH, BUT I BELIEVE THAT THE TYPE OF WORK NEEDS TO ALSO CONTINUE AND, AND, UH, TO ADDRESS ALL THE PARKS HERE IN MISSOURI CITY.

UH, I KNOW THAT, UH, JASON AND OUR PARKS DIRECTOR HAS SHARED HIS VISION, UH, UH, OF MISSOURI CITY BEING ABLE TO WIN ACCOLADES, UH, TO HAVE OUTSTANDING PARKS AND FACILITIES AND, AND REC RECREATION PROGRAMS. AND I BELIEVE THAT IS A WORTHWHILE GOAL AND I WOULD LOVE TO BE ON A POSITION WHERE I CAN SUPPORT THAT.

THE OTHER THING THAT I'D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO HELP SUPPORT, UH, JASON AND HIS, UH, CREW IN IS, UH, OBTAINING GRANTS.

THEY DID A WONDERFUL JOB WITH, UH, THE KABOOM AND, UH, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD BRAND TO REDO OUR OWN PARK.

IT'S ALSO, MY SON HAD A, UH, HE, HE, HE LIKES TO GO AROUND SAYING THAT HE HELPED DESIGN THAT PARK.

UH, HE WAS IN ON SOME OF THE PLANNING MEETINGS AND SO FORTH AND HE LOVED DRAWING.

UH, SO THAT'S HIS PART.

HE'S, HE'S VESTED IN THAT PART.

UH, I'M FAMILIAR WITH VOLUNTEERING.

I, UH, I AM THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF OUR HOA HERE AT CROW VALLEY EAST.

I ALSO AM A CO-FOUNDER AND A VICE PRESIDENT OF A FOSTER CLOSET HERE IN MISSOURI CITY, A SOLID ROCK FOSTER MINISTRY THAT MY WIFE AND I RUN,

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UM, THAT TENDS OUT, UH, CLOTHING AND DIAPERS, UH, TOYS, BEDDING, AND SO FORTH TO NEW FOSTER PLACEMENTS.

AS, AS, AS, UH, FAMILIES TAKE IN FOSTER CHILDREN, THEY'RE GENERALLY GIVEN TWO OR THREE SETS OF CLOTHES, IF THAT MAYBE ONE OR TWO DIAPERS AND IT'S MIDNIGHT AND THEY HAVE NO WAY TO GET ANYTHING.

SO WE TRY TO COME TO THE RESCUE FOR THAT.

SO I'M VERY, I'M VERY VOLUNTEER ORIENTED.

UM, I KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO SOMETIMES DO THINGS ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I KNOW THAT THE, THE PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT HAS, IS A LIMIT OF FUNDING.

UH, THEY'VE GOT, UH, A VAST, UH, PARKLAND, UH, HERE IN MISSOURI CITY THAT THEY HAVE TO MAINTAIN WITH VERY FEW PEOPLE AND A LIMITED BUDGET.

UH, THEY DO A GREAT JOB, BUT I THINK WE COULD DO BETTER.

UH, I KNOW THAT WE HAVE SOME HARD ECONOMIC TIMES COMING UPON US AS FAR AS, UH, BUDGETS AND SO FORTH, BUT I THINK IF WE GET CREATIVE, I THINK IF WE REACH OUT AND TRY TO FIND OTHER FUNDING SOURCES, UH, WITH JASON'S GUIDANCE AND SO FORTH, I BELIEVE, UH, I BELIEVE WE CAN DO A GREAT THING.

UH, JASON, UH, INVITED MY WIFE AND I TO SIT ON A, UM, PLANNING BOARD, WELL, BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS AND COVID-19 SITUATION, UM, TO PLAN TO DREAM, TO THINK ABOUT WHAT A STABLE PARK COULD LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE, IF FUNDING WERE TO COME AVAILABLE.

AND, UH, I APPRECIATE BEING INCLUDED IN THAT.

I APPRECIATE, UH, COUNCILMAN BONEY, UH, WHO HAS COME OUT TO STAY MO FOR SOME CLOSING CEREMONIES.

UH, SO I, I DO HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE, UH, TALKING WITH, UH, MR. BONI, UH, AND COUNCILMAN, UH, EMORY WHO COMES TO OUR HOA MEETING.

SO, UM, SO I BELIEVE I'M INVESTED, I'VE ONLY BEEN HERE IN MISSOURI CITY FOR EIGHT AND A HALF YEARS, BUT I'M, I'M, I'M INVESTED, WE'VE PURCHASED A HOME, WE'VE PUT DOWN ROOTS.

UH, WE PLAN ON RETIRING HERE, UH, OR AT LEAST UNTIL OUR SEVEN-YEAR-OLD GETS TO HIGH SCHOOL.

AND THEN WE MOVE ON INTO OUR, UH, OUR, OUR, OUR MOBILE LIFE.

BUT I JUST HAVE A PASSION FOR PARKS.

I HAVE A PASSION FOR GETTING CHILDREN INVOLVED.

I HAVE A PASSION FOR GETTING CHILDREN OUT OF THE HOUSE AND OFF OF THOSE DEVICES.

THANK YOU, MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? SURE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND WILLINGNESS TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY.

UM, WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO MEET THE ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVING ON THE PARKS BOARD? YES.

NOW THOSE MEETINGS ARE THURSDAY EVENINGS, UH, ONCE A MONTH, UH, I BELIEVE, AND, UH, I CAN, I DO HAVE EVENTS ON THURSDAY EVENINGS, BUT I CAN CLEAR THAT CALENDAR.

NO PROBLEM.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

DO YOU HAVE ANY? YES MA'AM.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

UM, MR. WILLIAMS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR CITY AS WELL.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE UPCOMING TERM IF CHOSEN TO SERVE IN THIS POSITION? I KNOW YOU MENTIONED SOME BRIEFLY, BUT DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER GOALS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ACCOMPLISHED ONCE IF YOU'RE SELECTED, I'D LIKE TO SEE, UH, I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH THE COUNCIL AND, AND, UH, THE, THE PARKS BOARD, THE COUNCIL TO, TO INCREASE FUNDING.

UH, I KNOW THAT'S A SORE SUBJECT, UH, BUT I BELIEVE THAT THE PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT CAN DO SO MUCH MORE, UH, IF THEY HAD SOME ADEQUATE FUNDING, UH, THEY'RE SHORT STAFFED, UH, THEY, UH, BUT THEY, AGAIN, THEY DO A WONDERFUL JOB.

I'M NOT, THAT'S NOT THE POINT, BUT I THINK THEY COULD DO BETTER IF THEY, IF THEY HAD MORE.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER, STERLING MAYOR, MR. MCMILLAN.

I KNOW YOU MENTIONED, UH, GRANTS AND, UM, SOME OF WHOM IS THAT PROBABLY NEEDS TO BE DONE WITH SAY MOST STADIUMS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WHAT IMPROVEMENTS WOULD YOU RECOMMEND OR IS IT STAY MO UM, WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, FORTUNATELY WE WERE ABLE TO GET SOME FUNDING AND REDO THE ROOF, THE RESTROOMS, AND SO FORTH, BUT THE CONCESSION STANDS NEED WORK.

WE RECENTLY HAD TO REPLACE AN AIR CONDITIONER OUT THERE.

WE HAD THE SOFTBALL, WE WANT TO GET SOFTBALL BACK UP AND RUNNING.

UH, MY DAUGHTER PLAYS SOFTBALL AND HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO PLAY IN TWO YEARS BECAUSE OF A LACK OF, UH, UH, PARTICIPATION, UH, FOR THE GIRLS SOFTBALL HERE IN MISSOURI CITY.

UM, SO I'D LIKE TO SEE THAT RESTARTED, UH, UH, SOME, SOME ENERGY PUMPED BACK INTO THAT.

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GO AHEAD.

I WAS GONNA SAY WE ALSO, UH, YOU KNOW, I LOVE THE FACT WITH COMMUNITY PARK.

MY SON LOVES TO GO OUT THERE AND FISH.

UH, HE, IN FACT, UH, HE AND HIS, UH, MARINE RECRUIT BUDDIES HAVE GONE OUT THERE SEVERAL TIMES.

I LIKE TO SEE THAT WE MAINTAIN THAT, YOU KNOW, STOCKING OF THAT, THE, UH, JUST THOSE TYPE OF THINGS, KEEPING ROWAN PARK UP AND, UH, IN, IN BEAUTIFUL, LIKE IT IS RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN MARGOLIS.

YES, MA'AM.

THANK YOU, MR. MCMILLAN.

THANK YOU.

YOU SOUND WELL VERSED AND I APPRECIATE ALL THE GREAT THINGS YOU'VE MENTIONED ABOUT OUR PARKS DEPARTMENT.

WHAT'S THE ONE PARKS EVENT, UH, THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY REALLY ENJOY.

OH, OH, THAT'S A SORE SUBJECT AT THE MOMENT.

UH, THE 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION, UM, WE WOULD LOVE THE FIREWORKS WE LOVE.

UH, WE DON'T ACTUALLY GO UP TO A BUFFALO RUN PARK JUST BECAUSE I'M NOT A PERSON WHO LIKES TO BE AROUND LARGE CROWDS.

UM, NOT BECAUSE OF CORONA, BUT JUST, YOU KNOW, SOCIAL, BUT, SO WE PARKED DOWN THE ROAD AT A BAPTIST CHURCH.

UH, WE TAKE OUR CHAIRS, WE TAKE OUR, UH, FOOTBALLS AND SO FORTH TO TOSS AROUND AND WE LOVE WATCHING FIREWORKS.

4TH OF JULY IS OUR, IS OUR MOST FAVORITE.

WE ALSO, UH, LIKED THE, THE, THE SNOW AND THE PARK.

THE WE PARTICIPATE IN THE, OR WE HAVE OUR CMO LITERALLY PARTICIPATE IN THE PARADE.

WE'VE, WE'VE GONE TO THE PARADE MANY TIMES.

UH, SO THOSE ARE JUST, UH, JUST TO NAME A FEW.

PERFECT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER, EMORY.

UH, YEAH.

THANKS.

SO WILLIAM, FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO, UH, TO SERVE THE CITY, UH, IN A CAPACITY OF THE, UH, UH, THE PARKS BOARD, UH, BEING LAST, MOST OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I WAS GOING TO ASK, OR AT LEAST ONE OF THEM, UH, YOU'VE ALREADY, UH, ALREADY ADDRESSED.

SO AGAIN, UH, THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO, UH, TO, UH, SHAKE, UH, POSITION ON THE PARKS BOARD.

I GUESS ONE THING, HAVE YOU, UH, ATTENDED ANY, UH, PARKS BOARD MEETINGS? YES.

UH, IN FACT, UH, EARLY ON IN OUR, UH, OUR STARTING OUT WITH STAY AND SO FORTH, WE WENT TO MANY, UH, SEEKING HELP WITH THE BATHROOMS. THE ROOF HAD A HOLE IN IT, UH, ASKING FOR, UH, WE KNEW THAT SOME BLEACHERS HAD BEEN PURCHASED A WHILE BACK THAT HAD NOT BEEN INSTALLED.

AND SINCE THEN WE HAVE A NEW ROOF ON THE BATHROOM, UH, WHERE YOU HAVE NICE PADS FOR OUR ALUMINUM BLINKERS.

UH, AND AGAIN, JUST BEING ABLE TO, TO, UH, WORK WITH, UH, JASON HAS IN HIS GUYS.

THEY'VE BEEN VERY, VERY, VERY RECEPTIVE FOR ANY, ANY REPAIRS, ANYTHING.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, GO AHEAD AND FINISH UP MR. MCMILLAN.

GO AHEAD.

I'M JUST SAYING THAT YES, WE HAVE, WE HAVE ATTENDED PARKS MEETINGS.

WE DO LOOK AT THE RECORDINGS WHEN WE CAN'T, BUT, UM, WE DO GO WELL.

UH, THANKS FOR YOUR PERSEVERANCE, UH, IN STAYING WITH, UH, THE, UH, THE PARKS BOARD, UH, MEETINGS AND, UH, LENDING YOUR, UH, YOUR VOICE TO, UH, UH, MANY OF THE CONCERNS THAT, UH, THAT WE, UH, WE FACE NOW IN THE PARKS DEPARTMENT.

SO THANKS AGAIN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. MCMILLAN, LIKE, YO, Y'ALL HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.

YOU TOO, DOUG, IF YOU COULD BRING IN MR. BUHLER.

OKAY.

GIVE ME ONE MOMENT.

NO PROBLEM.

MARIJUANA.

WE WAIT.

UM, HOW DO WE HANDLE APPLICANTS THAT ARE APPLYING FOR MULTIPLE PORTS? UM, THEY CAN JUST LET US KNOW.

UM, WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF EITHER BOARD? UM, I'LL LET THEM KNOW.

THEY'VE MARIA HAS ON THE, UH, CHART WHERE ALL, ALL THE BOARDS THEY'RE INTERESTED IN AND I'LL JUST LET THEM KNOW TO JUST LET US KNOW WHY THEY'RE INTERESTED IN THOSE BOARDS AND WHETHER THEY PREFER ONE OR THE OTHER.

YEAH, THAT'S FINE.

OKAY.

THANKS.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

OKAY, WASN'T COMING ON.

SO NEXT WE HAVE MISS, UH, OKAY.

MS. THOMAS SCENE JOHNSON.

ISN'T THERE.

SHE'S NOT ON YET.

OKAY.

YOU CAN SEND IN MR. RICA.

OKAY.

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IS SHE ON DUCK? HELLO, SHARON? YES.

HI, MS. JERICHO, THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

HOW ARE YOU? JUST FINE MAYOR? UM, YOU WILL HAVE 10 MINUTES TO JUST LET US KNOW YOUR NAME, YOUR ADDRESS.

AND I SEE YOUR DESIRE BOARD IS THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS.

SO IF YOU CAN LET US KNOW WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO SERVE, AND THEN AFTER YOU FINISHED LETTING US KNOW WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO SERVE THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WE'LL THEN, UH, ASK YOU ANY QUESTIONS THEY MAY HAVE.

ALL RIGHT.

MY NAME IS SHARON .

I LIVE AT 82 OH TWO OYSTER CREEK DRIVE, MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, AND HAVE DONE SO SINCE 1978, I FIRST JOINED THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AT ITS ORIGINAL INCEPTION, I BELIEVE IN THE LATE EIGHTIES AND HAVE BEEN DOING SO ALL OF THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO DO SO.

I FEEL, UM, THAT I SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN CITY GOVERNMENT AND WHAT HAPPENS IN OUR CITY.

UM, I ALSO SERVE ON A TOURIST BOARD AND IN THE PAST HAVE SERVED ON SEVERAL BOND BOARDS.

UM, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ME? NO, THAT'S IT.

I'LL I'LL HAVE THE COUNCIL MEMBERS ASK YOU QUESTIONS NOW.

MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND WILLINGNESS TO SERVE ON THE BOARD, UH, BASED ON YOUR SCHEDULE, WILL YOU HAVE TIME TO MEET THE ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVING ON THE BOARD? YES, I AM RETIRED.

OKAY.

WELL THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

OKAY.

MY QUESTION IS, WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE UPCOMING TERM IF CHOSEN TO CONTINUE TO SERVE IN THIS CURRENT POSITION? AND MY GOALS ARE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CITY REMAINS, UM, A BEAUTIFUL AND CLEAN A COMMUNITY.

AS YOU KNOW, OUR ZONING BOARD.

WHAT WE DO IS WE ARE QUASI JUDICIAL GROUP THAT DETERMINES WHEN SOMEONE WANTS A VARIANCE FROM AN ORDINANCE, UH, AND THE CITY DENIES THEM THAT THEY CAN COME TO US AND ASK FOR OUR OPINION ON WHETHER THEY SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT.

UM, MY BASIS FOR BEING ON THIS BOARD IS THAT I ALWAYS LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO ALREADY EXIST IN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS AND WHAT THIS VARIANCE WILL DO TO THEM.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING.

THANK YOU, MS. DREXLER, YOU SERVE ON THE BOARD COMMITTEE.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY WOULD YOUR MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS SINCE YOU'VE SERVED ON THE BOAT, THAT I'VE ALWAYS LISTENED TO THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE AREAS THAT THIS VARIANCE IS GOING TO BE GRANTED? WELL EXPECT.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

HI MAYOR.

MY QUESTION WAS ADDRESSED IN THE INTRODUCTION IN SOME OF THE QUESTIONS, SO I'M GOOD.

AND THANK YOU, SHARON, FOR STIRRING FOR SUCH A LONG PERIOD.

I APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY.

YES.

UH, SHARON THE, AGAIN, THANKS FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE.

UH, AND, UH, I'VE BEEN OUT TO YOUR AREA A NUMBER OF TIMES WHEN IT WAS DITCH FOR ME.

SO, UH, IT'S GOOD TO TALK TO YOU AGAIN.

UH, AND, UH, I, UH, A LITTLE BIT LIKE, UH, ANTHONY COUNCILMAN MEROLA'S, UH, THE QUESTIONS THAT I WAS GOING TO ASK, UH, WAS ASKED EARLIER, BUT AGAIN, UH, THANK YOU FOR YOUR, UH, YOUR SERVICE AND WILLINGNESS, UH, TO ASSIST MISSOURI CITY IN GOVERNING, UH, OUR, OUR GREAT CITY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WELL, THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING ME.

I APPRECIATE IT.

NO PROBLEM, DOUG.

YOU WANT TO BRING IT IS MS. LUCASIAN OR DID THE OTHER, DID ANYONE COME IN THAT WE SKIPPED? HE'S NOT ON IT, BUT I HAVE, UM, DON JOHNSON.

OKAY.

OKAY.

LET'S BRING HIM IN.

OKAY.

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OH, YOU'RE THERE.

DON, GIVE HIM ONE SECOND.

NO PROBLEM.

IF IT'S POSSIBLE, IF EVERYBODY CAN MUTE YOUR LINES, WE HAVE A LOT OF BACKGROUND NOISE.

ALL RIGHT.

HE PROBABLY STEPPED AWAY FROM, OKAY.

COMPUTER THERE IS, IS ANYONE ELSE WAITING? UH, THE ONLY PERSON I HAVE I BELIEVE IS BUDDY SNYDER.

GIVE ME ONE MOMENT.

HI THERE, BARBARA.

HELLO? I'M HERE.

I'M GOING TO CHANGE A TIBET.

IT'S OKAY.

NO WORRIES.

I'LL DO IT FOR YOU.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO HE CAN, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND SPEAK.

OKAY.

HI, MR. SNYDER, THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

HOW ARE YOU? I'M FINE, MAN.

HOW ARE YOU? I'M DOING WELL.

YOU WILL HAVE 10 MINUTES.

IF WE CAN GET YOU TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND TELL US JUST A LITTLE BIT, WHY DO YOU WANT TO CONTINUE SERVING ON THE PARKS BOARD? AND THEN AFTER YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND ADVISE US WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO SERVE THE COUNCIL MEMBERS, WE'LL ASK ANY QUESTIONS THEY HAVE, AND YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED RESIDE AT 26.

UH, I LIVED IN MISSOURI CITY ROUGHLY SINCE 1982.

YES, YOU'RE DONE.

YEAH.

WELL, THAT'S THE INTRODUCTION, YOU KNOW WHY I WANT TO BE ON THE PARKS BOARD? YES, SIR.

I WOULDN'T BE ON THE PARKS BOARD AND BECAUSE I AM A BELIEVER AND PRACTITIONER OF COMMUNITY SERVICE, I ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE PEOPLE WORK WE'RE DOING AND IMPROVE ARCS AND EVERYTHING ELSE FOR THE RESIDENTS.

I'D LIKE TO CONTINUE IN THAT CAPACITY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR PRO TEM.

PRESTON.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? NO QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? YES, MA'AM.

I DO.

THANK YOU.

UM, MR. SNYDER, IF CHOSEN FOR THIS POSITION, WHAT GOALS WOULD YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO IMPLEMENT UNTIL YOUR TERM, IF YOU'RE APPOINTED TO THIS POSITION?

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OKAY, WELL, I'M NOT SURE OUR SPECIFIC GOALS, A MAJOR ONE I'M WORKING ON NOW IS TO BRING MORE ART INTO OUR CITY.

UM, I'VE WORKED WITH JASON AND OTHERS ON THE ARTS AND PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM.

I BROUGHT AND FEEL, I CAN JUSTIFY ME SAY I BROUGHT THE OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION.

I, BEFORE THE CORONA VIRUS THING CAME ABOUT, WE WERE WORKING ON A, UH, KITE FESTIVAL.

SO THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF THE GOALS THAT I'D LIKE TO GET ACCOMPLISHED.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING.

NO, I'M FINE, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHTY, COUNCIL MEMBER.

ROULIS MAYOR.

I'M OKAY.

AS WELL, BUDDY.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE YEARS OF SERVICE.

I'VE SEEN YOU AT ALL THE EVENTS AND I KNOW YOUR PASSION FOR ART.

SO JUST FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER, EMORY.

YEAH, BUDDY.

THANKS FOR, UH, WANTING TO CONTINUE, UH, SERVING ON THE PARKS BOARD.

AND I KNOW THAT YOU'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE ARTS, UH, AND, UH, I GUESS THE ONLY QUESTION IS, ALTHOUGH MAYBE YOU'VE ALREADY ANSWERED IT, WHAT'S THE, UH, UH, ONE EVENT THAT YOU, UH, THINK IS, UH, IS MOST IMPORTANT TO, UH, THE, UH, TO THE CITY.

YEAH.

WE ASKED HER OCTOBER 5TH.

I'LL DRINK TO THAT.

I THINK THAT'S A PRETTY IMPORTANT ONE TO SEE THAT CONTINUE AND WE SEEM TO HAVE A GOOD TIME AND A GOOD JOURNAL.

YEAH.

BUT THANK YOU, BUDDY, FOR, UH, YOUR, UH, YOUR, UH, VISION OF BRINGING NEW, UH, NEW EVENTS, LIKE, UH, OKTOBERFEST TO THE, UH, TO THE CITY AND TO THE CITIZENS.

SO THANKS AGAIN.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, MR. SNYDER, AND MY PLEASURE.

HOPE TO SERVE SEVERAL MORE YEARS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

THANK YOU.

GOOD NIGHT.

GOOD NIGHT, DOUG.

DO WE HAVE ANYBODY THAT IS AVAILABLE TO ONLY DON JOHNSON RIGHT NOW? SO LET ME SEE IF HE'S BACK ON HIS COMPUTER.

OKAY.

NO PROBLEM.

IF YOU'RE THERE, DON, GO AHEAD AND HIT A MUTE, PLEASE.

OKAY.

THEN JUST LET US KNOW WHEN SOMEONE CALLS IN.

NO PROBLEM.

ALRIGHTY, THANK YOU.

OKAY.

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OKAY.

DON JOHNSON SHOULD BE ON MR. JOHNSON.

OH, I CAN'T SEE YOU, BUT I CAN HEAR YOU.

NO, THERE'S THERE'S NO AUDIO.

I HAVE.

THE REST OF COUNCIL IS HERE.

ALSO.

YOU HAVE 10 MINUTES TO JUST BASICALLY LET US KNOW YOUR NAME, WHERE YOU LIVE AND JUST BRIEFLY ADVISE US WHY HE WOULD LIKE TO KEEP SERVING.

UH, I BELIEVE WE HAVE YOU DOWN FOR THE PARKS BOARD AND UM, AND THEN AFTER YOU'RE DONE LETTING US KNOW WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO SERVE, I WILL GO AROUND TO EACH COUNCIL MEMBER TO ASK YOU ANY QUESTIONS THEY MAY HAVE, AND YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

OKAY.

MY NAME IS DON JOHNSON.

I LIVE AT 34 43 OYSTER COHN IN MISSOURI CITY.

UH, WE HAVE LIVED HERE SINCE 1981.

I AM A RETIRED ELEMENTARY TEACHER.

I'VE TAUGHT

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IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, JAPAN, HAWAII, GERMANY, AND FROM HALF OF MY 41 YEARS, UH, IN FORT BEN, UH, I COME TO THE PARKS BOARD WITH THAT BACKGROUND AND HOPING THAT, UH, THEN WHEN DEVELOPERS COME IN FRONT OF US, THAT I THINK THE CHILDREN, I THINK THAT THE PLAY AREA, I THINK OF A WAY THEY GET TO THE PLAY AREA IN THE SAFE WAY.

AND I, I WANT TO BE THE SPOKESPERSON THAT BECAUSE THERE IS NO ONE IN THAT AGE GROUP, ON THE PARKS BOARD, AND I'M FAR FROM THAT AGE GROUP, I WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE ON THIS.

I HAVE A, I HAVE A LONG RANGE GOAL THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE COME TO A COMPLETION.

UH, SEVERAL YEARS AGO, A, A PERSON TEAM IN FRONT OF US AND MADE A PRESENTATION, UM, TO ALL, ALL OF THE PARKS THAT THEY HAVE AND WHERE THEY WANTED TO PUT A NATURE CENTER.

AND, UH, HE SAID HE WANTED TO PUT IT INTO A EXISTING PARK.

UM, I ASKED IF IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO PUT IT INTO ONE THAT DOESN'T EXIST AS A PARK RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE IT HAS ALL THE ATTRIBUTES OF A NATURE CENTER.

AND THAT WOULD BE THE 32 ACRES IN FRONT OF A HEALTH INSIDE SCHOOL CALLED THE HEROIN TRACK.

IT CONTAINS A WOODLAND AREA, RIGHT RUNS IN PRAIRIE.

AND THIS PART OF THE WORLD, WE HAVE ABOUT 1% OF OUR ORIGINAL PRAIRIE.

SO WE DON'T, WE DON'T REALLY HAVE MUCH LEFT.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THAT INTO A NATURE CENTER WHERE CHILDREN CAN COME AND LEARN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, AND THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO STUDY THE ANIMALS THAT ARE IN THE, IN THE WATER, THE SMALL ONES WITH THE MICROSCOPE, NOT THE BIGGER ONES THAT SPLIT AND MAYBE HAVE CAMPGROUNDS AREA WHERE PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO EXPLORE THE WOODS AND LEARN ABOUT THE TREES AND THE POSSIBLE AREAS OF, UH, OF THAT PIECE OF PROPERTY.

SO THAT'S MY LONGTERM HOPE WHILE I'M ON THE PARKS BOARD, BECAUSE IT BRINGS MY BACKGROUND OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION TO MY LOVE OF NATURE.

I VOLUNTEER AT THE COCTEAU BUTTERFLY CENTER.

WE'VE DONE THAT FOR 13, 14 YEARS, MASTER GARDENER, MASTER NATURALIST, ALL OF THOSE THINGS ADD TO MY, MY EXPERIENCE THAT LEADS ME TO MAKE DECISIONS ON THE BOARD.

AND I'LL LEAVE THAT UP TO YOU NOW FOR OTHER QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON TO YOU SERVING, I THINK BEFORE THE YEARS THAT YOU HAVE, UH, I HAVE NO QUESTIONS.

IT'S VERY HARD.

I CAN'T, I CAN'T HEAR YOU VERY WELL.

I HAVE NO QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME, BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

WELL, I ENJOYED HAVING YOU COME TO SOME OF OUR MEETINGS AND WHEN I WAS PRESIDENT OF THE MISSOURI CITY GREEN AND I ALSO, UH, UM, A NURSE SAY THAT WE HAD TO IN SCHOOL COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

HI, MR. JOHNSON.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PASSION.

UM, YOU ANSWERED MY QUESTION.

ONE OF MY QUESTIONS WAS ACTUALLY, WHAT WERE YOUR GOALS FOR THE UPCOMING TERM, IF CHOSEN TO CONTINUE TO SERVE ON THIS, THIS BOARD AND YOU ALREADY ANSWERED THEM.

SO I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PASSION.

WELL, THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF SKULLDUGGERY IN THAT BECAUSE I WANTED TO GET THAT IN FRONT OF ALL OF YOU.

SO YOU COULD HEAR THAT BECAUSE, WELL, ALTHOUGH IT COSTS A LOT OF MONEY AND I KNOW MONEY'S NOT THE THING TO ASK FOR, BUT SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A NATURE CENTER IN, IN MISSOURI CITY UNIQUE FEATURE THAT NO OTHER AREA AROUND HERE HAS.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING.

NO, THANK YOU, MR. JOHNSON FOR YOUR SERVICE.

I HAVE QUESTION.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER ROLLIES.

YES, MA'AM.

THANK YOU, DON.

AND WE'VE SERVED TOGETHER.

I THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU'VE DONE WHILE SERVING, UH, YOU ALWAYS BRING THE EXPERTISE OF GARDENING AND JUST A LOT OF GREAT IDEAS I TO SUPPORT THE HEROIN TRACK.

SO,

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UH, MY, MY, MY QUESTIONS ARE MORE COMMENTS.

THANK YOU.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND, UM, THAT'S IT, MAN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY.

YEAH.

UH, THEN YEAH, THANKS FOR YOUR LONG, UH, TENURE WITH, UH, UH, THE, UH, THE PARKS BOARD.

AND I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU STILL HAVE THAT FIRE IN YOUR BELLY FOR, UH, WHAT'S GOING ON, YOU KNOW, AND CAN GO ON IT WITH THE, IN THE PARKS BOARD.

SO, UH, AGAIN, THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AND, UH, UH, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU.

I THINK YOU PARKED IN BOMBARDED BY MY PITCH MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE I'M SHORT, BUT I GOT BIG SHOULDERS.

WELL, THANK YOU MR. JOHNSON, AND ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU FOR THE TIME.

NO PROBLEM.

THAT YOU CAN SIT IN THE NEXT CANDIDATE.

OKAY.

ONE MOMENT.

OKAY, MS. LUCAS SHOULD BE ON.

HELLO.

HI, MS. LUCAS.

GOOD EVENING.

THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

HOW ARE YOU? I'M DOING GOOD.

HOW ARE YOU? I'M DOING, YOU'LL HAVE 10 MINUTES TO BASICALLY TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.

UM, OR YOUR NAME, JUST NAME AND WHERE YOU LIVE AND WHY YOU WANT TO SERVE OR CONTINUE SERVING ON THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION.

AND THEN THE COUNCIL WILL ASK ANY QUESTIONS THAT THEY HAVE AFTER YOU GIVE US THAT INFORMATION.

SO YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

OKAY.

MY NAME IS GLORIA, SO I'M A RESIDENT OF MISSOURI CITY AND FONDREN PARK.

I'VE BEEN A RESIDENT HERE NOW FOR 22 YEARS, I THINK.

AND, UM, I ENJOY SERVING, UM, SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY IN ANY WAY THAT I CAN.

I'M ON MY EIGHT H HOH BOARD AND HAVE BEEN ON THAT FOR 13 YEARS NOW.

AND, UM, I THINK SOME OF MY EXPERIENCE THAT I HAVE 20 YEARS AS A LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT, AND I'VE DONE A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS PERTAINING TO THAT AS FAR AS WORKING WITH DEVELOPERS AND, UH, WORKING WITH THE CITY OF HOUSTON AS WELL, UH, WITH DILAPIDATING PROPERTY, UM, I'M FAMILIAR WITH THE SURVEYS AND THINGS.

I KNOW THAT IS ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS THAT THEY USE OF FAMILIAR WITH, UM, PROPERTY BABIES.

UM, I'M FAMILIAR WITH THE NEW BILL, THE HOUSE BILL THAT WAS PASSED IN SEPTEMBER THAT PERTAINS TO, UH, APPROVING AND, UM, APPROVING THE DIFFERENT PLANS.

IF THEY HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE, UM, TO, UH, WHAT DEPARTMENT IS THAT TO THE COUNTY AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THAT AND BEEN ATTENDING MEETINGS PERTAINING TO THAT, UM, ANY KIND OF PLANS THAT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED OR SUBDIVISION PLAN THAT NEW HOUSE FEEL THAT AFFECTS THE CITY OF MISSOURI WELL AFFECT ALL THE CITIES AND COUNTIES AS WELL.

SO I'M FAMILIAR WITH THAT AND, UM, I'M JUST COMMITTED TO IT.

MY HEART IS INTO IT.

UM, I HAVE NOT MISSED A MEETING SINCE I'VE BEEN ON BOARD AND I WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT, UH, TO SERVE.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? NO.

JUST WANT TO THANK MS. LUCAS FOR HER YEARS OF SERVICE AND NO QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? YES.

WHERE DO HI, MS. LUCAS? UM, MY QUESTION, MY QUESTION FOR YOU IS WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE UPCOMING TERM IF CHOSEN TO CONTINUE TO SERVE IN THIS POSITION? WELL, IT WILL BE WHATEVER THE GOALS THAT THE CITY OR, UM, YOU KNOW, HAVE FOR THE PLANNING AND ZONING I WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE.

I WILL CONTINUE TO STUDY.

UH, I WILL CONTINUE TO REVIEW THE DOCUMENTS PRIOR TO THE MEETINGS, WHICH I'VE ALWAYS DONE TO MAKE SURE I'M FAMILIAR WITH THE SITUATION AND WHAT'S GOING ON.

UM, CONTINUE MY COMMITMENT.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING.

ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU, MS. LUCAS FOR SERVING AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR DESIRE TO CONTINUE TO SERVE.

I WANT TO KNOW WHAT WAS YOUR MAJOR, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY YOUR MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT HAS BEEN SINCE YOU'VE SERVED ON

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THE BOARD? I THINK MY MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT ACCOMPLISHMENT HAS BEEN, UH, LISTENING TO THE RESIDENT, THE COMMUNITIES AND WHAT THEY WANT.

WE OF COURSE TAKE UNDER CONSIDERATION THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION FIRST, WHAT THEY WANT AND REVIEW ALL THE DOCUMENTS.

UM, MY ACCOMPLISHMENT IS NOT A SINGLE ONE BECAUSE AS A ONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS, IT'S A COLLECTIVE THING.

SO WHEN WE MAKE THAT DECISION, UM, I'VE BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THE, THE CITIZEN, THE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS ON BOARD.

UH, WE TEND TO DISCUSS ISSUES THAT WE MAY NOT TOTALLY, UM, WELL, WHERE WE MAY NOT ALL AGREE UPON.

SO AGAIN, IT'S NOT A SINGLE ACCOMPLISHMENT.

I THINK WE ALL PRETTY MUCH HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THE SAME THING AND MAKING DECISIONS AS TO APPROVING CERTAIN ISSUES OR CERTAIN APPLICANTS OR NOT.

THANK YOU.

COUNCILOR MARULA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER RUELAS.

OH, I'M SORRY.

UM, HEY GLORIA, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

AND ALL THE TIME YOU SPEND ON THE ZONING BOARD, I DO NOT HAVE QUESTIONS.

UM, I'M FAMILIAR WITH YOUR WORK.

I'VE ATTENDED SOME OF THOSE MEETINGS AND I'VE SEEN HOW WELL PREPARED YOU ARE.

SO THANK YOU AND APPRECIATE THE TIME YOU SPEND WITH US TONIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

COUNCIL MEMBER, EMORY.

YEAH, GLORIA AGAIN, UH, AS THE OTHER, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS SHOULDN'T THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO MISSOURI CITY.

I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU, UH, WHY ARE YOU IN OR INTERESTED TO, UH, CONTINUE TO SERVE, BUT I BELIEVE YOU ANSWERED THAT VERY, UH, UH, DISTINCTLY AND, UH, AND, UH, WITH, UH, A LOT OF DETAILS AND THE OTHER WAS, UH, WHAT SKILLS OR PERSPECTIVE DO YOU, UH, TO YOUR BRAIN, TO THE COMMITTEE? AND I BELIEVE YOU ALSO ANSWERED THAT, UH, THAT YOU'RE, UH, UH, THERE TO SERVE, UH, WHAT'S BEST FOR MISSOURI CITY AND, AND FOR THE CITIZENS.

SO AGAIN, UH, THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR, UH, YOUR WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE TO SERVE ON THE IMPORTANT P AND G.

THANK YOU.

WELL, THANK YOU.

UH, I WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO THAT IS THAT REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT.

THAT THAT IS MY PASSION.

AND SO ANYTHING PERTAINING TO THAT, UH, REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT, UM, I'M ALL FOR IT.

AND THAT SPEAKS FOR, I'VE HAD SEVERAL POSITIONS, UH, CONCERNING CONSTRUCTION, REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT.

SO IT'S A PASSION OF MINE AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND IT SHOWS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. LUCAS AND ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND.

WELL, THANK YOU ALL.

UH, STAY SAFE.

YOU TOO.

OKAY.

BYE-BYE BYE-BYE DOUG.

YOU CAN SEND THE NEXT CANDIDATE TO YOU.

HELLO? MISS WRITER? YES.

OKAY.

YOU'RE ON WITH COUNCIL.

OKAY.

HI, MS. RIDER THE SAME HERE.

HOW ARE YOU? I'M GREAT.

HOW ARE YOU? I'M DOING WELL.

HELLO TO EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU.

UM, YOU'LL HAVE 10 MINUTES FOR YOUR INTERVIEW.

IF YOU CAN JUST BRIEFLY TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHERE YOU LIVE.

AND THEN I SEE YOU HAVE DOWN HERE, TWO BOARDS THAT YOU DESIRE TO SERVE.

ONE IS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AND THE OTHER ONE IS TO TRY TO REVIEW CONDITION.

SO IF YOU CAN JUST TELL US WHICH ONE THAT YOU DESIRE AS YOUR FIRST CHOICE, UM, AND THEN WE'LL GO FROM THERE ON ASKING YOU ANY QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

WELL, FIRST I LIVE IN DISTRICT DAY AND SHARE THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE.

I AM SO PROUD OF THE WORK THAT OUR COMMITTEE DOES AND THE SUPPORT THAT WE CAN PROVIDE TO LOW TO MODERATE INCOME FAMILY.

SOME OF YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE OF WHAT THE CDBG PROGRAM DOES, BUT IF WE ARE AWARDED ABOUT $300,000 A YEAR FROM THE FEDERAL HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, ABOUT HALF OF THAT IS SPENT IN THREE AREAS.

WE REIMBURSE MISSOURI CITY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM.

WE PAY FOR ONE CODE ENFORCEMENT

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PERSON WHO PATROLS ONLY THE CDBG AREA, AND WE AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS AND SUPPORT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS LIKE MEALS ON WHEELS.

THEN WE ALLOCATE GENERALLY AROUND A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP MISSOURI CITY FOLKS REPAIR THEIR HOMES.

AND FINALLY, LET ME SAY THAT THIS COMMITTEE AND THE STAFF THAT SUPPORTS US ARE AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO WORK WITH AND COLLUDES MARINE PARKS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR PUTIN.

PRESTON.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I JUST WOULD LIKE TO TELL MS. WRIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO MISSOURI CITY.

UM, WE APPRECIATE IT AND I HAVE NO QUESTIONS FOR MS. REITER THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHRIS COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? NO.

MA'AM.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER SURLY, RYDER FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT.

WE'VE TURNED THE MAIN BOARD AND, UH, SO I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER REALIST.

OKAY.

I, ALONG WITH OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS TO NOT HAVE QUESTIONS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME THAT YOU SPENT ACROSS THE BOARD FOR OUR CITY ON DIFFERENT BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND YOUR INTEREST IN THE CHARTER REVIEW AS WELL.

UM, SO I'M GOOD RIGHT NOW THINKING EUNICE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER, EMORY COUNCIL MEMBER, EMORY.

HE'S ON.

OKAY.

HE'S GOT TO UNMUTE.

OKAY, THERE YOU GO.

UH, OKAY.

UH, EUNICE AGAIN, UH, THANKS FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT YOU, UH, YOU DO, UH, ON A CDBG.

I WAS, UH, HONORED TO SERVE, UH, ABOUT TWO YEARS WITH YOU, UH, ON THAT COMMITTEE AND KNOW THAT YOU, UH, YOU KNOW, UH, YOUR HEART IS INTO, UH, UM, BRINGING FUNDS, UH, AND OPPORTUNITIES TO, UH, FOLKS WHO ARE IN OUR, UH, CDBG ZONES.

SO, UH, HOPEFULLY YOU'LL, UH, YOU'LL CONTINUE TO, UH, AND I, I OBVIOUSLY KNOW THAT YOU WILL HAVE THAT PASSION FOR, UH, SERVING IN THAT CAPACITY.

UH, THE OTHER THING IS, UH, ON THE, UH, CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION, UH, CAN YOU TELL ME, UH, UH, WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE, UH, CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION? SURE.

I HAVE SERVED THREE YEARS IN THE PAST, UM, AND REALLY FOUND IT VERY INTERESTING STAFF WAS GREAT.

AND, UM, I WOULD LIKE TO DO IT AGAIN.

ALRIGHTY, THANK YOU.

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND.

MISS RIDER.

ARE YOU STILL THERE? YES, I AM HERE.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS.

I DO APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH.

ALRIGHTY.

AND HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

THANK YOU.

AND STAY SAFE.

THANK YOU.

BYE-BYE BYE.

BYE.

DOUG.

DO WE HAVE ANYBODY ELSE WAITING? YES, WE HAVE.

UH, MS. PUNCHKICK.

OKAY.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND SYRIA.

HELLO? YES, WE'RE ON WITH COUNCIL.

HI.

HI, THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS EVENING? GREAT.

HOW ARE Y'ALL? WE'RE DOING WELL.

UH, YOU WILL HAVE 10 MINUTES FOR YOUR INTERVIEW, IF YOU CAN JUST TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO SERVE ON THE PARKS BOARD AND THEN COUNCIL WILL ASK ANY QUESTIONS THEY HAVE AT THAT POINT.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

OKAY.

UM, MY LAST JOB WAS AT DELIS MIDDLE SCHOOL IN FORT BEND ISD FROM 2005, 2015.

I WAS ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL SECRETARY.

I LEFT THERE TO, UM, TAKE CARE OF MY MOTHER UNTIL SHE PASSED AWAY.

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UM, AND THEN HELP TAKE CARE OF MY FATHER.

I CURRENTLY WORK AS OFFICE MANAGER AT FURRY FRIEND PET CARE IN, UH, SIENNA.

UM, I'VE WORKED THERE FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS AND I HELP WITH SCHEDULING AND I DO SITTING IN CONNECTION WITH THE NEW CLIENTS AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS, TRYING TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH, UM, EXISTING BUSINESSES OUT IN SIENNA.

UM, IN 2018, 2019, I ATTENDED THE MISSOURI CITY CITIZENS UNIVERSITY AND THAT'S WHAT REALLY SPARKED A LOT OF MY INTEREST, UM, IN THE CITY.

UM, VOLUNTEER WISE.

UM, I VOLUNTEERED THE ANIMAL SHELTER.

UM, MY CHURCH IN THE SPECIAL CONCERNS AREA AT MY DAD'S INDEPENDENT LIVING, UM, WHERE HE LIVES.

I VOLUNTEER THERE AND I'M ALSO A FOR CHILD, UM, ADVOCATE SUPPORT BAND.

I AM A CASA, A COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE AND GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR KIDS.

SO I AM THEIR VOICE IN COURT.

UM, SO I AM ASSIGNED A FOSTER CHILD OR A CHILD THAT'S IN FOSTER CARE CPS CHAIR, AND I GO TO COURT FOR THEM ON A REGULAR BASIS AND MAKE SURE THEIR NEEDS ARE BEING MET.

THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT I DO.

I'M A BONAFIDE VOLUNTEER PERSON.

WELL, I, I THINK YOU'RE AWESOME CAUSE I'M A FELLOW VIKING ALSO.

SO MAYOR PRO TEM.

CHRIS, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU, MATT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST AND WILLINGNESS TO SERVE ON THE BOARD.

UM, AND I'M SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, UM, WITH ME TOO.

YES.

MA'AM WITH WANTING TO SERVE ON THIS BOARD, WILL YOU BE ABLE TO MEET THE ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS WE'VE NOTICED IN THE PAST? SOMETIMES PEOPLE HAVE DIFFICULTY SOMETIMES MAKING THOSE MEETINGS, BUT WILL YOU BE ABLE TO ATTEND THOSE MEETINGS ON A REGULAR BASIS? ABSOLUTELY.

I CAN SCHEDULE OFF, UM, ANYTIME THOSE MEETINGS ARE, SO I'LL MAKE SURE TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND.

I THINK IT'S WHAT THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

UM, AND THAT IS NOT A PROBLEM AT ALL TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND AND THEN EVENTS ON WEEKENDS OR WHATEVER.

SO BEING ABLE TO ATTEND IS, IS, WILL NOT BE A PROBLEM AT ALL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE AND YOUR PASSION.

UM, I DO WORK IN JUVENILE PROBATION, SO I UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE.

SO I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST AND YOUR DEDICATION.

SO MY QUESTION TO YOU IS WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF CHOSEN FOR THE UPCOMING TERM? UM, LIKE WHAT ARE YOU PLAN TO JUST KIND OF ACCOMPLISH WELL, UH, HOPEFULLY TO GO WITH WHAT IS EXISTING, BUT BE ABLE TO ADD SOME FORM OF WHATEVER MY INPUT IS.

I WAS A VERY MUCH AN ORGANIZER.

I AM STILL VERY MUCH AN ORGANIZER, UM, OF GETTING PEOPLE TO DO THINGS AT NO CHARGE.

AND, UM, I DID A LOT OF CAREER DAY SO I CAN GET LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS, LOTS OF, UM, UH, CORPORATE SUPPORT.

UM, I HAVE A LOT OF CONNECTIONS WITH CORPORATE, UM, PEOPLE, UM, THAT I HAVE DEALT WITH FOR MANY, MANY, MANY YEARS AND, UM, CAREER DAY.

SO JUST BEING OUT TO GO GET, AND MY MAIN THING IS I JUST, I WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN MY CITY.

I THAT'S THE ONE THING I LEARNED IN THE CLASSES THAT WE TOOK WHEN WE LEARNED ABOUT ALL THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS IS JUST OWNING THIS AS OUR CITY AND BEING ABLE TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO MAKE THE CITY BETTER.

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBERS, STERLING.

THANK YOU.

MA'AM FOR YOUR DESIRE TO SERVE NOW.

I HAVE NO QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

COUNCIL MEMBER RELEASE.

I MISS PAWN SICK.

I, UH, I THINK YOUR INTRODUCTION SERVED US ALL VERY WELL AND I THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO.

YOU DID LEAVE OFF THE HURRICANE HARVEY EFFORTS AND ALL THIS OTHER STUFF YOU DO, BUT, UM, I REALLY TRULY FEEL YOU, YOU, YOU ANSWER THE QUESTION AND IS YOU WANT TO SERVE THIS GREAT CITY, SO I APPRECIATE YOU AND, UM, AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS.

SO, UM, I HAVE NO QUESTIONS.

YEAH.

DEBBIE ALSO, THANKS FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE, UH, AND, UH, YOUR, YOUR PASSION FOR A NUMBER OF, UH, OF ISSUES, UH, THAT, UH, AFFECT, UM, IS THERE A CITY AND THE PARKS BOARD, I GUESS QUESTION THAT I HAVE IS, UH, WHAT, UH, WHAT SKILLS OR PERSPECTIVE, UH, UH, DO YOU BRING TO THE COMMITTEE IF YOU'RE RIGHT.

YOU'RE SELECTING TO, UH, UH, TO BE A BOARD MEMBER?

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UM, I'M VERY ORGANIZED.

I AM A GO GETTER.

UM, I AM ANXIOUS TO, UM, LIKE HAVE COMMUNITY INPUT, UM, GOING TO CORPORATIONS TO BUSINESSES, TO GET PEOPLE INVOLVED TO WHATEVER WE MAY NEED, UM, AND HELP ALONG THE WAY.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE, UM, BIG PART OF WHAT WE HAD SPEAKERS AT, WHAT WE CALL CAREER DAY AT SCHOOL.

AND I COULD EASILY GET 50 SPEAKERS TO COME IN AND SPEAK TO THE KIDS ABOUT DIFFERENT CAREERS, UM, JUST BY GETTING OUT THERE AND TALKING TO PEOPLE.

AND I DO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT I KNOW IN THIS AREA AND IN SUGARLAND.

UM, SO, YOU KNOW, MISSOURI CITY IS MY HOME.

THIS IS WHERE I WOULD LIKE TO REACH OUT WHERE I WOULD LIKE TO GROW, WHERE I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO REACH THE COMMUNITY MORE.

UH, GREAT.

ONE LAST QUESTION IS NOT REALLY A QUESTION, JUST A, A STATEMENT.

UH, THANK YOU FOR, UH, YOUR WILLINGNESS TO BE A VOLUNTEER AT, AT OUR ANIMAL SHELTER.

UH, I KNOW THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME AND PASSION, SO, UH, THAT'S AN IMPORTANT, UH, UH, ACTIVITY THAT WE HAVE IN MISSOURI CITY.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO STEP UP AND HELP US OUT IN THAT AREA.

THANK YOU.

ABSOLUTELY.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH AND ENJOY.

THANK YOU.

Y'ALL TOO.

ALRIGHTY, BYE BYE.

BYE.

BYE DOUG.

DO WE HAVE ANYBODY WAITING? NOT YET.

NO.

OKAY.

JUST LET US KNOW WHEN SOMEONE COMES IN.

NO WORRIES.

OKAY.

SEE, MR. UM, OKAY.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND SEND HIM IN EITHER SAM.

YEAH, I'M RIGHT HERE.

GO AHEAD.

I COULD EVEN SAY, AND THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

HOW ARE YOU? GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

I'M DOING GOOD.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

YOU'LL HAVE 10 MINUTES FOR YOUR INTERVIEW.

UH, IF YOU COULD JUST TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO SERVE, I BELIEVE YOU HAVE DOWN HERE, TWO POSITIONS, THE TERMS BOARD THREE AND CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION.

UH, IF YOU COULD JUST TELL US, YOU KNOW, WHICH ONE IS YOUR TOP PRIORITY AND THEN THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL THEN ASK ANY QUESTIONS THEY MAY HAVE.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

OKAY.

UH, UH, MAYOR AND COUNCIL

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MEMBERS.

GOOD EVENING TO YOU ALL AGAIN.

UH, MY NAME IS .

I ALSO GO BY, SOMEBODY CANNOT PRONOUNCE MY FIRST NAME.

I CALL MYSELF SAM, BUT, UH, HOW HE SAID THAT, UH, MOST OF YOU ALL KNOW I RAN FOR THE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT C.

MY BACKGROUND IS I'M A, I I'M A CONSULTANT IN ENGINEERING, PETROLEUM ENGINEERING.

I HAVE, I HAVE OVER 30 PLUS YEARS EXPERIENCE IN OIL AND GAS AND CIVIL ENGINEERING.

AND I AM CURRENTLY WORKING AS A DIRECTOR OF, UH, FORT BEND COUNTY LEAD 14.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE STARTED, UH, STARTED BUDDY YEAR AND A HALF AGO.

THEY'RE IN AND, YOU KNOW, BY THE GRACE OF GOD, WE DID VERY WELL WITH NO BACKGROUND, BUT WE WERE ABLE TO CUT THE, YOU KNOW, THE TAXES BY 30%, WE IMPROVED THE QUALITY OPERATIONS.

AND THEN, UH, AND I'VE BEEN DOING, YOU KNOW, WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT DEBT-FREE THE NEXT STOP.

I THING THAT I'M ALSO WORKING AS, YOU KNOW, REPRESENTING MY, UH, HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION IN MY SUBDIVISION.

I AM ALSO A LIFELONG MEMBER, A RESIDENT OF TEXAS.

OF COURSE, I'VE BEEN LIVING, I'VE LIVED IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD, IS WORKING IN THE OIL AND GAS AND I PASSIONATE TO WORK FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN MY LOCAL COMMUNITY.

UH, ALSO I'VE BEEN A DIRECTOR OF, UH, UH, OUR, UH, MOSQUE OVER HERE AND I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN OTHER COMMUNITY WORK, UH, AND, UM, LOOKING FORWARD TO WORK, UH, UH, WITH THE CITY, IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY, UH, I HAVE APPLIED FOR TWO POSITION ACTUALLY.

I WAS NOMINATED FOR ONE AND I HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR WORKING ON, UH, THIRST, WHICHEVER ONE, TWO OR THREE, WHICHEVER POSITION IS AVAILABLE.

AND I'M OPEN TO QUESTIONS.

UH, YOU ALWAYS COME TO ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE MISSOURI CITY.

MY QUESTION FOR YOU IS WITH BEING SO ENGAGED, WILL YOU BE ABLE TO ATTEND THOSE MEETINGS ON A REGULAR BASIS? I THINK, UH, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, UH, YOU ASKED ME THE SAME QUESTION, BUT TWO YEARS AGO, AND I SAID, YES, I'M WILLING TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY.

AND I ASKED MY PASSION.

YES, I AM AVAILABLE, SIR.

UH, I'M ONLY INVOLVED WITH, YOU KNOW, I ATTENDED A MEETING ONCE A MONTH BEFORE THE, UH, FOR THE LED MEETING.

THERE IS LED THE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AT, UH, ONCE EVERY FEW MONTHS FOR THE HOMEOWNER.

SO I, YES, SIR.

TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION.

YES.

I HAVE NEVER MISSED A MEETING IN MY OTHER TWO UP POSITION.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? YES.

HOW SHOULD THAT? I THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE AND YOUR COMMITMENTS AND MISSOURI CITY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

MY QUESTION FOR YOU IS WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS IF CHOSEN FOR THE UPCOMING TERM, UM, AND HOW DO YOU PLAN TO REPRESENT THIS POSITION? OKAY.

SO AS FAR AS I UNDERSTAND, UH, MY DUTY, IF I WAS APPOINTED FOR THE THIRD, UH, THREE POSITION AND, UH, WHAT I UNDERSTAND, I'VE NEVER WORKED IN THIRDS, BUT I UNDERSTAND THE BASIC CONCEPT OF, UH, YOU KNOW, IMPROVING, UH, YOU KNOW, THE, THE, THE PROPERTY VALUE IN THE AREA WHERE THE, THE TERM IS, AND TO IMPROVE, BRINGING MORE BUSINESS AND IMPROVING THE PROPERTY VALUE AND THOSE MAKING THAT AREA MORE PROSPEROUS AND THAT, AND THE, ON THE CHARTER COMMITTEE, UH, I I'VE, LIKE I SAID, UH, CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE IS BASICALLY, IT'S, DON'T MAKE THE BEST OUT OF, YOU KNOW, WHATEVER YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE, UH, THE, THE MISSOULA CITY, UH, CHARTER AND, AND HAVE A BROADER VISION AND VISION, BUT, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, HOW THE, THE SEWER CITY IS GOING TO PROSPER IN THE FUTURE.

THAT WAS MY GOAL AS, AS, AS I WAS RUNNING FOR THE CITY COUNCIL.

ALRIGHTY, THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING.

NO, THANK YOU AS SAM FOR YOU.

BUT I HAVE NO QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

ROULIS.

THIS IS A GOOD AFTERNOON OR EVENING RATHER.

UM, MY QUESTION IS, UH, YOU'RE INTERESTED IN A TERSE THREE.

WHAT INTERSE THREE, DO YOU FEEL WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE REIMBURSEMENT WITHIN THAT ZONE? WELL, OKAY.

UH, FORESTRY IS BASICALLY IT'S,

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UH, IF I UNDERSTAND IT, IT'S THE AREA TOWARDS, UH, HIGHWAY SIX AND AN UPCOMING IN LAKELAND AREA, IS THAT CORRECT? IF CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, UH, THAT GEOGRAPHICALLY IT'S BASICALLY A WOULD LIKE, YOU KNOW, I WAS THINKING ABOUT, UH, GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE, YOU KNOW, THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, IF THERE IS ANY, BECAUSE BASICALLY IT'S ALL BEDROOM COMMUNITY THERE, I BELIEVE, UH, PART OF IT, UH, AND, UH, AND ALSO WE NEED TO BRING THE VALUE OF THE PROPERTY AND SEE IF WE CAN IMPROVE UPON AND, YOU KNOW, USE THAT MONEY AND GET MORE TAXES, UH, BY LEVERAGING, UH, THE, UH, IMPROVEMENT PART ON THAT, UH, COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES IN THAT AREA.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER EERIE.

UH, YEAH.

UH, I'M GOING TO CALL YOU SAM BECAUSE I CAN'T, UH, DO AS WELL AS, UH, UM, MY FELLOW COUNCIL LADY WAS ABLE TO DO ON YOUR LAST NAME, BUT, UH, THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO, UH, UH, TO LOOK FOR WAYS TO, UH, TO, UH, PARTICIPATE IN MISSOURI CITY'S GOVERNMENT.

SO THANKS AGAIN FOR, UH, FOR THAT, UH, THAT EFFORT.

THANK YOU.

EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHTY.

THIS IS MAYOR FORD AGAIN.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING IN THE INTERVIEW.

PLEASE HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

AND THAT IS IT.

THANK YOU.

MA'AM I APPRECIATE IT.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

BYE.

BYE.

DOUG.

DO WE HAVE ANYBODY ELSE WAITING? YES.

LET ME TRY A LITTLE CRONIN AGAIN.

OKAY.

SEE IF THIS AUDIO IS NOW CONNECTED.

NO PROBLEM.

WHO HIS IPAD POLICE ARE.

OH, HI.

THIS IS TO THE SPRINGLE SHINGLE HEAD, MAN.

HUH? EXCUSE ME.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, MA'AM.

ARE YOU THERE? YES, I'M HERE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

HI, MISS SPRINKLE.

THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

HOW ARE YOU? HI, MA'AM HOW ARE YOU DOING? I'M OKAY, THANK YOU.

I'M DOING WELL DOING WELL.

YOU DON'T HAVE, YOU'LL HAVE 10 MINUTES FOR YOUR INTERVIEW.

IF YOU CAN JUST TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, JUST WHERE YOU LIVE AND THEN WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE SERVING ON.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE YOU DOWN FOR THE ZONING ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS.

IT.

JUST LET US KNOW WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE SERVING.

AND THEN AFTER THAT, COUNCIL WILL ASK YOU ANY QUESTIONS THEY MAY HAVE.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, DIDN'T EVEN GET TO EVERYONE.

I'M HOPING EVERYONE IS DOING WELL.

I WANT TO CONTINUE BECAUSE COMMUNITY IS PROBABLY MY MIDDLE NAME NOW.

UM, I LOVE DOING ANYTHING FOR THE COMMUNITY.

UM, I RESPECT MY CITY COUNCIL VERY, VERY MUCH AND BELIEVE IN THEM.

SO THAT MAKES ME REALLY WANT TO SERVE UNDER YOU GUYS BECAUSE OF YOUR INTEGRITY.

UM, I LIVE AT THREE ZERO THREE KENYA COURT IN CROW VALLEY, MISSOURI CITY, AND, UH, WISH TO CONTINUE AND TO BE AN ASSET IN ANY

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WAY THAT I CAN.

I SERVE ON OTHER BOARDS AND, UM, I'M INVOLVED IN OTHER THINGS OF THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO THIS FITS RIGHT IN AND STILL, YES, I WISH TO CONTINUE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? NO, I JUST WOULD LIKE TO TELL MRS. PRINGO.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE TO MISSOURI CITY IN HIS RESIDENCE.

NO QUESTION.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS, WHERE I DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING.

JUST WANT TO SAY MS. PRINGLE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SERVICE IN YOUR SUPPORT EVERY CITY.

SO I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

YOU'RE QUITE WELCOME.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER RUELAS.

NO, MA'AM.

I DO NOT HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU'RE WELCOME SO MUCH.

COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY.

YEAH.

DENISE, THANKS FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO, UH, UH, AGAIN, STEP UP AND, UH, ASK TO CONTINUE AS A, A MEMBER OF THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS.

UH, WHAT SKILLS OR PERSPECTIVE, UH, UH, DO YOU, UH, FEEL LIKE YOU BRING TO, UH, TO THE COMMITTEE? WELL, ACTUALLY, I'M GLAD YOU ASKED THIS SINCE MY LAST INTERVIEW, I'VE GOTTEN CALLED TO BE A COMMISSION OF COURT AND IT IS ABOUT ZONING AND ACT ABOUT APPEALS.

AND SO, UM, I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW VERY I KNEW IT COULD BE DEEP, BUT IT'S MORE AND MORE INTERESTING.

SO THAT ALONE WAS ME BEING ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY SERVE, UM, FOR SEVEN HOURS ON THAT CASE.

UM, IT MAKES ME REALLY, REALLY RARING, READY TO GO.

SO I'M STILL LEARNING AND OF COURSE YOU SHOULD ALWAYS WANT TO LEARN.

SO I'M STILL LEARNING AND I'M INTERESTED.

SO THAT'S PRETTY MUCH ON THAT LEVEL OF ZONING BOARD.

THAT'S WHERE I'M AT.

GREAT.

WELL AGAIN, THANKS FOR, UH, FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE TO SERVE.

THIS IS THE MAYOR AGAIN, MS. PRINGLE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING IN TO INTERVIEW AND PLEASE HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

I'M SO GLAD TO HEAR YOU GUYS.

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU, BUT I WAS EXCITED ABOUT MY 10 MINUTES JUST HEARING Y'ALL, YOU KNOW, IT MEANS SOMETHING.

SO I THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR YOUR TRUST IN ME AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN VERSUS THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

ALL RIGHT.

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND.

BYE-BYE DOUG, DO WE HAVE ANYBODY ELSE WAITING? NO ONE AS OF YET.

OKAY.

JUST LET US KNOW.

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OKAY.

MR. CRONIN? YES.

THERE WE GO.

WE GOT YOU NOW.

YEAH, I WAS HERE BEFORE.

I KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON.

YEAH, WE JUST DIDN'T HAVE YOUR AUDIO.

YEAH.

I FINALLY FOUND IT ON MY SCREEN HERE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

HI, MR. BROWN, THIS IS MERE FORD.

HOW ARE YOU? HOW ARE YOU HOLDING UP UNDER THE PANDEMIC? YEAH, WE'RE WE'RE TRYING, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY DAY IS A DIFFERENT DAY AROUND HERE.

SO, WELL, YOU'LL HAVE 10 MINUTES FOR YOUR INTERVIEW.

UM, IF YOU COULD JUST TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, I'M SURE EVERYONE HERE KNOWS YOU.

AND JUST A LITTLE BIT WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO SERVE OR CONTINUE SERVING ON THE BOARD.

UM, AND THEN, YEAH, WE JUST DIDN'T HAVE YOUR AUDIO.

I FINALLY FOUND IT ON MY SCREEN HERE.

OKAY.

BILL, CAN YOU MUTE YOUR DEVICE? HI, MR. CROWN.

AND THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

HOW YOU, I HEAR YOU ALL.

ARE YOU ALL? YEAH, WE'RE, WE'RE TRYING, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE ONE SEC.

OKAY.

IF YOU COULD HAVE THE LIVE STREAM ON BILL.

YES.

OKAY.

GO AHEAD AND PUT THAT ON MUTE PLEASE.

OKAY, PERFECT.

OKAY.

IF YOU CAN JUST TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE SERVING ON THE CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS, AND THEN COUNCIL ASK YOU WHATEVER QUESTIONS THEY HAVE AT THAT POINT.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

YES.

OKAY.

GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

GIVE ME ONE SECOND.

OKAY, LET'S TRY AGAIN.

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OKAY.

I'M BACK.

JUST GIVE ME ONE SEC.

NO PROBLEM.

OKAY.

YOUR BAG? MY BAG.

OKAY.

OKAY, BILL, IF YOU WANT TO JUST TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHY YOU WANT TO CONTINUE SERVING AND THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL AT THAT POINT, ASK ANY QUESTIONS THEY MAY HAVE, AND YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GET STUFF VERY WELL.

OKAY.

UH, FOR THOSE OF YOU DON'T KNOW, MY NAME IS BILL CRONIN.

I LIVE IN, UH, DISTRICT A, UH, NINE OH TWO PINE MEADOW, MISSOURI CITY OVER BY THE, UH, THE NEW CONSTRUCTION AND ALONG THE BELLWAY AND 90, UM, ORIGINALLY I CAME IN FROM NEW YORK AND I CAME DOWN HERE AS A CARPENTER AND WORKED FOR THE UNION.

I WORKED FOR THE UNION IN NEW YORK AND THEN WENT TO SCHOOL FOR AIR CONDITIONING REFRIGERATION AND WORKED IN A, UM, MULTI, UM, APARTMENT COMMUNITIES.

I WAS A SUPERINTENDENT OF 800 UNITS FOR A LONG TIME.

AND THEN, UH, BEFORE I CAME TO THE CITY SOME 20 YEARS AGO AND WORKED IN FACILITIES.

AND, UM, DURING THAT COURSE TIME, I'VE TAKEN SEVERAL COURSES ON AIR CONDITIONING, ELECTRICAL, UH, AND CONSTRUCTION.

SO I'M RETIRED, AS YOU ALL KNOW, I, I THINK I SPOKE TO YOU A COUPLE IN MARCH, AND I KNOW THERE'S SOME OPENINGS COMING UP ON THE CITY COUNCIL AND I HAVE A FEW GOOD YEARS HOPEFULLY, UH, LEFT IN MY LIFE AND I LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CITY AND HELP SUPPORT SOME OF THE CAUSES.

SO IF THERE'S A POSSIBILITY FOR ME TO SERVE, SOMEHOW, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I'M AVAILABLE.

AND, UM, I THINK THAT I COME WITH A SENSE OF INTEGRITY TO, UH, ADDRESS THE CONCERNS OF THE COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU, MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? NO.

JUST LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE THE YEARS THAT YOU'VE GIVEN IN SERVICE TO MISSOURI CITY.

SO THANK YOU, COUNCIL EDWARDS, COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

SORRY.

UM, NO, MA'AM I DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND CIRCUIT COUNCIL MEMBER STARLING.

THANK YOU, MR. KONAN FOR YOUR SERVICE AND NO, I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL COUNCIL MEMBER REALISTS.

YES.

HEY BILL.

GOOD EVENING.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

UM, I SEE YOU'RE INTERESTED IN ELECTRICAL BOARDS.

SO, UM, ARE YOU A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN OR DO YOU HAVE SOME ELECTRICAL BACKGROUND? I KNOW YOU SAID YOU WORKED ON A LOT OF STUFF, BUT, UM, WELL IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED OUT.

I SUBMITTED BASED ON THE REQUIREMENT FOR A CITY RESIDENT.

I'M NOT LICENSED IN THOSE CAPACITIES.

SO, UM, UH, I SUPPOSE I'M JUST LOOKING FOR NEXT YEARS, UM, CONSTRUCTION BOARDS, SO,

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OKAY.

YEAH, IT SAYS ELECTRICAL BOARD ON THE, UH, RIGHT THERE.

OKAY.

NO WORRIES THEN.

I'M GOOD, MAN.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

OKAY.

COUNCIL MEMBER, EMORY COUNCIL MEMBER, EMORY.

HE JUST HAS TO UNMUTE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SORRY ABOUT THAT BILL.

I KNOW WE'VE KEPT YOU WAITING AND, UH, RUN YOU THROUGH THE, UH, ALL OF THE ELECTRONIC PORTIONS OF OUR COUNCIL MEETING.

UM, I SEE THAT, UH, AGAIN, UH, YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A