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THANK YOU.

[Items 1 & 2]

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I CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER AT SEVEN 21 AND STATE THAT THE NOTICE OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WAS DULY POSTED.

THERE WILL NOW BE A ROLL CALL OF CITY COUNCIL.

AS I CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE STATE HERE ARE PRESENT.

MAYOR PAUL PRESTON PRESENT COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS, PRESENT COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING PRESENT COUNCIL MEMBER BONEY RESIDENT COUNCIL MEMBER MORALIS HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY PRESENT.

THERE WILL NOW BE A ROLL CALL OF CITY STAFF AND MEETING PRESENTERS.

AS I CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE STATE HERE OR PRESENT INTERIM CITY MANAGER, BILL ATKINSON, PRESENT ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, GLEN MARTEL CITY ATTORNEY PRESENT CITY SECRETARY MARIA JACKSON PRESENT DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, STACY WALKER, CHIEF OF POLICE MIKE BARISAN PRESENT DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION.

JASON MANGUM HERE, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS CITY ENGINEER'S SHASHA KUMAR PRESENT FIRE CHIEF EUGENE CAMPBELL CHIEF CAMPBELL ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY JAMES ST.

ANGELO, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

MARTIN RUSSELL FLEET SUPERINTENDENT MIKE CUBS MIKE TUBS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR BLUE HEART PRESENT CODE ENFORCEMENT INSPECTOR THREE PAUL MCKEEVER, 20 MINUTES.

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

THANK YOU.

WE WILL.

I'M SORRY.

WHO WAS THAT? TURN IT UP.

COULD I GET EVERYBODY TO MUTE YOUR PHONES, PLEASE, PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONES.

WE WILL START WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CHIEF FAIRS, AND WILL LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

IF YOU WOULD PLEASE JOIN ME IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WE WILL NOW MOVE

[3. PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS]

FORWARD WITH PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS.

I WILL START WITH ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE TO CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITIES, BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS.

SO TO SEE WHO WE HAVE ONLINE, I WILL GO AHEAD AND CALL EVERYONE'S NAME.

IF YOU CAN SAY PRESENT.

AND ONCE WE GET THROUGH THE ROLL CALL, I WILL ADMINISTER THE OATH.

ANGIE YOUNG, MS. YOUNG.

ARE YOU THERE? LEAH BROWN, BROWN, JEANETTE, THE POLLOCK.

HIM.

SO PAULA CAMP, PERHAPS THEY'RE ON MUTE BECAUSE I'M PRESENT.

IT JUST WOULDN'T GO OFF MUTE.

I APOLOGIZE.

I'M PRESENT.

OKAY.

SHIRLEY PAUL, JOE WORKMAN, MARY ROSS, GEORGE JOHNSON, THE THIRD WILLIAM CRONIN MAXIMA, CHARLES JARVIS PRESENT.

THOMAS JOHNSON PRESENT SUSAN DARKER.

BRIAN MERCHANT PRESENT DON JOHNSON PRESENT BUDDY SNYDER, FLORIA LUCAS, PRESENT HEARING OVERTON PRESENT.

SONYA

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BROWN, TONYA BRAIDS PRESENT DANIEL SILVA, REGGIE ABRAHAM, DENISE PRINGLE PRESENT MAYOR DARREN DORIKA PRESENT.

THANK YOU.

THIS IS JULIA BROWN AND PRESENT.

OKAY.

WE HAVE YOU, DID YOU GET ANGIE ALUM? YES, WE HAVE YOU, AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE TYPICALLY DO THIS IN PERSON.

SO THIS IS THE FIRST TIME DUE TO COVID.

WE ARE HAVING TO DO THIS VIRTUALLY.

SO I'M JUST GOING TO ASK THAT, UM, IT'S GONNA SOUND A LITTLE CHAOTIC.

I'LL READ THE OATH.

WE DO TYPICALLY HAVE YOU GUYS REPEAT AFTER ME, BUT I, MARIA, DO THEY HAVE TO REPEAT AFTER ME OR CAN I JUST READ IT FOR THEM? OKAY.

SO IF EVERYONE CAN REPEAT AFTER ME, WHEN I READ THE OATH AND THEN WILL, AND WHEN I SAY I AND YOUR NAME, SAY YOUR NAME, AND WHEN I SAY, SAY THE OFFICE OF THAT, YOU WILL BE SITTING ON THAT COMMITTEE AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS SMOOTHIE.

REPEAT AFTER ME IN THE NAME AND THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, I SAY YOUR NAME, MARY ROSS PTOLEMY SWEAR THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE, ZONING DAUGHTER, REVIEW COMMISSION, PARKS, AND RECREATION PARKS, AND WILL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY PRESERVE, PROTECT, AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND UP THIS DATE.

OH, HELP ME, GOD.

SO HELP ME.

SO EVERYONE IS OFFICIAL.

MARIA, DO YOU NEED EVERYONE TO DROP THEM FORM OFF THE PROCESS NOW? SO NOW I'M GOING TO CONTACT THEM TOMORROW AND WE'RE GOING TO WORK THROUGH THE FORM THAT CAN NOW BE FILLED OUT ELECTRONICALLY SO THAT WE CAN HAVE YOUR SIGNATURE AND THEIR SIGNATURE.

AND THEN WE'RE GOOD TO GO.

OKAY.

WELL THANK YOU FORM WITH THEM TOMORROW.

OKAY.

THANK YOU EVERYONE.

AND CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

Y'ALL HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

THANK YOU.

WE WILL NOW MOVE TO ITEM THREE B PROCLAIM THE MONTH OF JULY AS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH IN THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS AND MARIA IS THE CERTIFICATE IN MY FOLDER, IN YOUR DROPBOX FOLDER.

OKAY.

I JUST FOUND IT AWESOME PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS ARE INTEGRAL PART OF THE COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, AND OUR PARKS AND RECREATION ARE VITALLY IMPORTANT TO ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING THE EQUALITY OF LIFE IN OUR COMMUNITIES, ENSURING THE HEALTH OF ALL CITIZENS AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL WELLBEING OF A COMMUNITY AND REGION AND PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS BUILD HEALTHY, ACTIVE COMMUNITIES THAT AID IN THE PREVENTION OF CHRONIC DISEASE PROVIDE THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SERVICES FOR THOSE WHO ARE MENTALLY OR PHYSICALLY DISABLED, AND ALSO IMPROVE THAT MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH OF ALL CITIZENS, PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS INCREASE A COMMUNITY'S ECONOMIC PROSPERITY THROUGH INCREASED PROPERTY VALUES, EXPANSION OF THE LOCAL

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TAX BASE, INCREASED TOURISM, THE ATTRACTION AND RETENTION OF BUSINESSES AND CRIME REDUCTION AND OUR PARKS AND NATURAL RECREATION AREAS ENSURE THE ECOLOGICAL BEAUTY OF OUR COMMUNITY AND PROVIDE A PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS TO CONNECT WITH NATURE AND RECREATE OUTDOORS.

THEREFORE, I YOLANDA FORD ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE CITIZENS OF MISSOURI CITY DO RECOGNIZE THE BENEFITS DERIVED FROM PARKS AND RECREATION, RESOURCES AND HEREBY PROCLAIM, JULY, 2020 AS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH IN MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS.

JASON, ARE YOU ON THE LINE? OKAY.

YES, MA'AM I AM HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE ANY STATEMENTS? I WOULD BRIEFLY THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I, UH, MAYOR AND COUNCIL IT'S, IT'S MY PLEASURE TO BE ON THIS, ON THIS, UH, CITY COUNCIL MEETING PHONE CALL AND TO TALK JUST, JUST BRIEFLY ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF PARKS AND RECREATION.

I REALLY WANT TO HIGHLIGHT, UM, ONE OF THE, ONE OF THE BRIEF STATEMENTS THAT WAS MADE IN THAT PROCLAMATION, UM, BECAUSE I THINK IT'S VERY APPROPRIATELY WHILE EVERYTHING THAT WAS SAID IN THIS, IN THE PROCLAMATION WAS TRUE.

I WANNA, I WANT TO ZERO IN A LITTLE BIT ON MENTAL HEALTH.

UM, DUE TO THE, THE TIMES THAT WE ARE IN, UM, THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL HAS ACTUALLY FLAGGED MENTAL HEALTH AS ONE OF THE TOP CONCERNS, UH, ASSOCIATED WITH, UH, WITH THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK.

AND, AND WE RECOGNIZE THAT THAT PHYSICAL DISTANCING MAY, MAY TAKE A TOLL ON OUR MENTAL HEALTH, ESPECIALLY DURING HIGH STRESS, ANXIETY PRODUCING GLOBAL PANDEMIC EMERGENCIES LIKE WE'RE EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT PARKS PROVIDE A CONNECTION TO THE OUTDOORS AND, AND TO GREEN SPACES AS WELL AS OPPORTUNITY FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, WHICH AS WE KNOW, STUDIES HAVE DEMONSTRATED REDUCE STRESS AND IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH.

UH, OUR, OUR LOCAL PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS, OUR TRAILS, OUR RECREATION CENTER COMMUNITY CENTER HAS ALWAYS SERVED AS PLACES WHERE PEOPLE CAN FIND RESPITE AND SEEK PEACE AND RESTORATION.

UM, I THINK, I THINK DURING THIS TIME OF UNCERTAINTY, THESE PLACES ARE NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER.

UH, OUR, OUR MISSOURI CITY PARKS AND RECREATION PROFESSIONALS ARE WORKING TIRELESSLY TO MAINTAIN THESE SPACES, TO KEEP THEM SAFE.

AND WE WANT TO, UH, ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO, UM, BE IN PARKS TO, TO EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF BEING IN A PARK.

UH, AND, AND WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS PROCLAMATION.

THANK YOU.

NOW WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM C PROCLAIMED, JULY SIX, 2020 AS MISSOURI CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT APPRECIATION DATE IN MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS COUNCIL MEMBER, EMORY COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY.

YES.

DO THEY HAVE THE PROCLAMATION THAT THEY CAN SEE UP ON SCREEN? I MAY, I CAN'T BRING IT UP.

DOUG, ARE YOU ABLE TO BRING IT UP OR MARIA IT'S BEEN DROPPED OFF COUNCIL MEMBER.

EMORY.

DID YOU WANT US TO DISPLAY IT AND ON ZOOM PLEASE? OKAY.

GIVE ME A SECOND.

I'LL SEND IT OVER TO COMMUNICATIONS NOW.

YEAH, WELL, I CAN LET ME GO THROUGH IT.

I'VE GOT THE DATE, THE DRAFT.

OKAY, COOL.

GO AHEAD.

OKAY.

WITH ALL THAT'S GOING ON IN THE, UH, IN THE NATION, UH, I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT, UH, THE, UH, THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZE AND EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION AND SUPPORT, UH, FAR OUR, UH, MEN AND WOMEN, UH, IN, UH, IN BLUE.

AND WITH THAT, UH, I, UM, CREATED THIS PROCLAMATION TO, UH, BE ABLE TO, UM, PROVIDE IT TO A CHIEF BARISAN AND IT STATES ON THE SIXTH DAY OF JULY, 2020, LET IT BE KNOWN TO ALL CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, THAT THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, WHO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE IT'S APPRECIATION OF THE MEN AND WOMEN, BOTH SWORN AND UNSWORN OF THE MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS POLICE ORGANIZATION.

WHEREAS THE RECENT MISSOURI CITY CITIZENS SURVEY REFLECTS ON 87% CITIZENS' APPROVAL RATING ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES AS DEFINED BY THE MISSOURI CITY POLICE POLICY.

AND WHEREAS MISSOURI CITY POLICE COMMAND HAS REVIEWED THEIR POLICY IN REGARDS TO RECENT EXCESSIVE FORCE AND DEESCALATION

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GUIDELINES.

AND THEN THIS DEMONSTRATED THEIR CURRENT POLICY IS IN HARMONY WITH CURRENT REASONABLE PRACTICES.

AND WHEREAS THE MISSOURI CITY POLICE ORGANIZATION THROUGH ITS ACTIONS AND PERFORMANCE CONTINUES TO PLACE MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS AS ONE OF THE TOP 50 SAFEST CITIES IN TEXAS.

AND WHEREAS THE MISSOURI CITY POLICE ORGANIZATION CONTINUES TO STRIVE TO REFLECT THE DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE SIMILAR TO THAT OF MISSOURI CITY AND FORT BEND COUNTY AND WHERE I, THE MISSOURI CITY POLICE ORGANIZATION CONTINUES TO STRIVE FOR FULL TRANSPARENCY OF THEIR ACTIONS WERE ALLOWED BY LEGAL REGULATIONS AS THEY COMMUNICATE WITH THE CITIZENS AND MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS.

NOW, THEREFORE I FLOYD EMORY ON BEHALF OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, DO HEREBY AFFIRM OUR UNEQUIVOCAL APPRECIATION AND SUPPORT FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS POLICE ORGANIZATION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER, EMORY CHIEF BARISONE.

DID YOU WANT TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS? YES, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

UH, I HAD THE HONOR EVERY DAY OF REPRESENTING ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN HERE THAT PROUDLY SERVED WITH EXTREME DEDICATION, UH, YOU KNOW, WITH THE THINGS GOING ON NATIONWIDE, WHERE IT'S BEING PUSHED OUT, THAT, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE DISLIKING THE POLICE.

THAT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING HERE LOCALLY.

UH, OUR CITIZENS AND OUR COMMUNITY HAVE RALLIED BEHIND YOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, AS COUNCIL ALWAYS HAS DONE IS SUPPORTED ITS POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THE CITIZENS ARE SEEING YOUR EXAMPLE.

THEY ARE RALLYING BEHIND US.

IT'S NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT.

THEY'RE NOT INUNDATING US WITH A LOT OF HIGH CALORIC FOOD HERE, UH, TO THE POINT WHERE NOW I'M HAVING TO SHARE WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HELP THEM GET FAT ALSO.

SO, UH, WE REALLY SINCERELY APPRECIATE ALL THE SUPPORT.

NOT ONLY WE'VE RECEIVED FROM THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE, BUT ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN VISITING AND EITHER WORKING OR VISITING IN THE CITY, BUT ALSO CITY COUNCIL.

SO AGAIN, IT'S MY HONOR TO ACCEPT THIS PROCLAMATION ON BEHALF OF ALL THE DEDICATED MEN AND WOMEN THAT SERVE THIS CITY PROUDLY EVERY DAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHIEF.

FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, WE DO NOT HAVE ANYONE SERVED UP, SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, FIVE

[5. STAFF REPORTS]

STAFF REPORTS, UH, RECEIVED THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL REPORT CHIEF FARRISON YOU'RE OUT.

YES.

MA'AM.

I'M GOING TO TRY TO MOTOR THROUGH THIS RELATIVELY QUICK, CAUSE IT'S A BIT LONG AND I KNOW WE'RE A LITTLE BIT BEHIND, SO, UH, IF I CAN GET THE NEXT SLIDE DOUGLAS, THERE WE GO.

ACTUALLY, YOU CAN SKIP PAST THAT TOO.

WE'LL GO TO THAT ONE.

UM, AS YOU ALL ARE AWARE, WE ARE CONSISTENTLY BEING RANKED AMONG THE SAFEST CITIES IN THE STATE AND IN THE NATION.

UH, YOU CAN SEE, UH, I'VE GOT THREE OF THEM HIGHLIGHTED HERE WHERE LAWN STARTER HAS RATED US THE 22ND SAFEST CITY, UH, ALARMS.ORG, WHICH IS A PRETTY GOOD SITE TO BE RECOGNIZED CAUSE THEIR METHODOLOGY IS SOMETHING TO BE, UH, TO BE RECOGNIZED IN ITSELF ALONE, NOT JUST THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT THEY GO OUT AND ADD RANK, BUT TO BE 34TH IN THEIR RATING SYSTEM IS PRETTY GOOD.

UH, WE'RE 49 BY SAFE WISE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

DOUG.

UH, DOUG GOES, NEXT SLIDE.

THERE YOU GO.

THANK YOU.

UM, SOME OF OUR HIGHLIGHTS AND OUR OUT OUTREACH AND OPERATIONAL PROGRAMS, UM, MISSOURI CITY, UH, AGAIN, HAS GOT ITS CLEARANCE RATE, UH, ABOVE THE STATE AVERAGE WE'RE AT 17%.

UH, UH, THE STATE AVERAGE IS 17% WHERE IT'S, UH, 28%, UH, MEANS WE CLEAR OUR CASES THAT WE DO GET AT ARE MUCH BETTER CLIP THAN THE AVERAGE, UH, AGENCY IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

UH, WE CONTINUED OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR COMMUNITY.

THAT'S A PART OF OUR, OUR MISSION STATEMENT ANYWAY, IS TO MAKE SURE WE COLLABORATE WITH OUR CITIZENS.

WE CONTINUE TO DO THAT WITH OUR COFFEE, WHERE THE COP STUFFED A SQUAD CAR, COMMUNITY, TURKEY GIVEAWAY, BLUE SANTA'S TOY DRIVE, OR PUBLIC SAFETY BLOOD DRIVE, AND NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, WHICH WE HAD A QUESTION FROM THE LOCAL MEDIA ON TONIGHT.

THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN TILL OCTOBER.

WE HAVEN'T DETERMINED IF WE'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT.

WE'RE WAITING TO SEE HOW, UH, HOW WE ALL HEAL FROM COVID BY THEN, AND THEN OUR CITIZENS POLICE AND FIRE ACADEMY.

WE MAY HAVE TO LIMIT THAT TO 10 AND DO A WHOLE LOT OF, UH, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKING UP.

IF WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT, WE'RE STILL UP IN THE AIR WITH THAT ONE.

ALSO, AS YOU ALL ARE AWARE, WE CONTINUE OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH RING.

UM, WE HAVE OVER 6,000 MORE CAMERAS OUT HERE HELPING WITH PEOPLE, HELPING US PREVENT CRIME.

SO ANYTIME THERE'S A CRIME IN AN AREA, UH, WE'RE QUICKLY NOTIFIED AND WE CANVAS THE AREA TO LOOK AT OTHER PEOPLE'S VIDEOS FROM THEIR HOMES.

THAT'S BEEN QUITE SUCCESSFUL

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FOR US.

THAT'S THE, A STEP OFF THE SILENT PARTNER PROGRAM THAT WE STARTED LONG BEFORE RING WAS, UH, SOMETHING TO BE, UH, YOU KNOW, AVAILABLE TO US.

WE NOW HAVE AN INVESTIGATOR ASSIGNED TO THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESCUE ALLIANCE, THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS, UH, THAT IS QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT BECAUSE HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS BECOMING AN ISSUE IN OUR COUNTY.

UH, OUR DRONE PROGRAM OR UAV DRONE PROGRAM IS, UH, BEEN QUITE SUCCESSFUL AND NOW MORE THAN A DOZEN PILOTS AND MULTIPLE DRONES, UH, WE USE THEM ALL OVER THE PLACE, UH, FINDING MISSING CHILDREN.

WE ACTUALLY PROVIDED OVER, UH, OVERVIEW SECURITY FOR SOME OF THE GRADUATIONS THAT TOOK PLACE AT HIGHTOWER HIGH SCHOOL THIS YEAR, HELPING OTHER AGENCIES.

WE'VE HAD OUR, A NIGHTTIME APPREHENSION OF SUSPECTS FOR THE COUNTY, INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, USING OUR NIGHTTIME CAPACITY FOR OUR DRONES, FLYING THOSE AT NIGHT, WE STARTED OUR, OUR, UH, EXPLORERS PROGRAM.

AND THEN WE HAD OUR FIRST ACADEMY CLASS GRADUATE WITH 11, UH, TEENAGERS.

UH, AGAIN, WE USE A NARCOTIC SEIZURE MONEY TO GET THAT STARTED AND FUND MOST OF THAT.

SO, UH, THE DRONE PROGRAM AND THE EXPLORERS PROGRAM CAME FROM, UH, NARCOTIC SEIZURE MONEY, NOT FROM OUR TAXPAYER FUNDED, UH, FUNDS IN OUR GENERAL BUDGET.

SO DOUGLAS IS GOING TO GET NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, CONTINUING ALL WITH HIGHLIGHTS AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS. UH, WE SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITIONED FROM UCR TO NEIGHBORS.

UH, THAT'S THE NATIONAL, UH, UH, INSTANT REPORTING SYSTEM THAT, UH, THE PREVIOUS FBI DIRECTOR PUT INTO PLAY AND AGENCIES HAD A TIMELINE TO GET IT DONE.

UH WE'RE WELL, AHEAD OF THAT TIMELINE, AND THAT'S GOING TO CHANGE ON SOME OF THE THINGS OUR NEXT YEAR'S, UH, REPORTING.

SO WHEN SOME OF THE NUMBERS SEEM A LITTLE BIT OF SKEW NEXT YEAR, I'M GOING TO HAVE TO EXPLAIN THAT.

CAUSE WE, UH, WHEN I DO IT NEXT YEAR FROM UCR TO NEIGHBORS, UH, BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY, THEY COUNT THE CRIMES AND THAT'S A BIGGER DISCUSSION THAT WE CAN HAVE RIGHT NOW ALSO, UH, OUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING.

I HAVE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO LIEUTENANT RUSSELL, TERRY, WHO WAS THE, UH, CATALYST TO GET THAT STARTED.

AND HE RECRUITED QUITE A FEW OTHER OFFICERS.

WE NOW HAVE ZERO VACANCIES ON OUR SWORN STAFF.

UH, TRUTH IS ONLY HAVE FOUR VACANCIES IN OUR, UH, ENTIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

AND THAT HAPPENS TO BE IN OUR EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATION STAFF.

AND WE'RE ACTIVELY TRYING TO FILL THAT WITH HR IS CERTAINLY HELPING US THERE.

UH, WE SUCCESSFULLY PLANT PAST OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDIT WITH THE HELP OF, UH, OUR IT DEPARTMENT, WHO THEY DID A STELLAR JOB WITH THAT.

WE CONTINUE TO PARTNER WITH UNION PACIFIC TO LOWER THE INCIDENTS THAT WE HAVE CRASHED THAT OUR TRAIN CROSSINGS, UH, WE DESTROYED OVER 569 POUNDS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, WHERE WE PARTNERED WITH THEIR SCHOOL DISTRICT IN DEA FOR SEVERAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAYS.

AND WE STILL HAVE THE, UH, NARCOTICS DROP BOX IN OUR LOBBY.

SO IF ANYBODY HAS PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THAT THEY NEED TO GET DISPOSED OF FROM THEIR HOME, SIMPLY COME TO OUR LOBBY AND DROP THAT IN THAT DROP BOX.

EVEN THERE ARE LOBBIES CLOSED FOR INTERACTION THAT DROPBOX IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR OUR CITIZENS.

UH, CODE ENFORCEMENT CONDUCTED 26 NEIGHBORHOODS SWEEPS WITH OVER 14,750 CODE VIOLATION INVESTIGATIONS.

AND THE MISSOURI CITY POLICE OFFICERS ATTENDED OVER 366 HOA OR CIVIC MEETINGS.

DOUG, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND I'M, UH, GONNA MOVE ON TO OUR GRANTS RECEIVED, UH, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, UH, GRANT THE STEP PROGRAM, WHICH STANDS FOR SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM.

UH, WE HAD $40,791 THAT WAS DESIGNED, UH, DESIGNATED FOR FUNDING OVERTIME FOR THOSE TYPES OF OPERATIONS THAT FOCUS ON SPEED VIOLATIONS IMPAIRED AND OR DISTRACTED DRIVING.

YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THE MOTORCYCLES WORK IN HIGHWAY SIX AND MMM, MMM, 10 92.

THAT'S A HOTSPOT.

SO THEY DO A LOT OF THAT FOR THAT STEP PROGRAM ON OVERTIME BASIS, WE CONTINUED OUR JUST DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GRANT TO OFFSET THE COST OF OUR BALLISTIC VEST.

I ALMOST REIMBURSES FOR THE FULL AMOUNT OF THOSE VESTS.

MMM.

OUR US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE JAG GRANT, WE'RE GETTING FITNESS EQUIPMENT TO, UH, KEEP OUR FOLKS FIT.

AS YOU ALL MAY KNOW THAT A OFFICER THAT'S PHYSICALLY FIT THE CHANCE OF THEM USING INAPPROPRIATE FORCE IS GREATLY REDUCED IF THE OFFICER IS FIT.

SO WE CERTAINLY ARE FOCUSING OUR FITNESS FOR OUR OFFICERS.

AND OF COURSE OUR GENERAL STAFF CAN USE IT ALSO.

OKAY, DOUG, WE'LL GO BACK TO THAT ONE.

THE PREVIOUS SLIDE, I'M GONNA TRY TO GO THROUGH THAT REAL QUICK, UH, RIGHT THERE.

UH, WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE OUR HG ACA CRIME VICTIMS LIAISON GRANT THAT FUNDS OUR CRIME VICTIM, UH, LIAISON THAT WORKS HERE AND OUR, UH, DISTRACTED GRANT IS 10,000.

SO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ONE.

DOUG, NEXT SLIDE, DOUG.

SORRY.

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UH, WE CONSIDER OUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

SO WE MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE PEOPLE IN PLACE THAT WHEN THE DO GET OUT OF HERE, UH, THAT THE, UH, WE HAVE PEOPLE QUALIFIED PEOPLE THAT CAN STEP UP INTO THIS ROLE OR EVEN OTHER ROLES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT.

UH, CAPTAIN DWAYNE WILLIAMS FROM OUR COMMAND STAFF GRADUATED THE 279TH DISTRICT OF THE FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY AT QUANTICO.

THIS PAST YEAR, LIEUTENANT JEFF YORK COMPLETED THE LAW ENFORCEMENT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE OF TEXAS LEADERSHIP COMMAND COLLEGE PROGRAM AT SAM HOUSTON STATE LIEUTENANT RUSSELL, TERRY HAS COMPLETED THE FIRST TWO MODULES OF LEADERSHIP COMMAND COLLEGE.

HE WILL FINISH MODULE THREE ONCE THEY REOPENED IT AFTER COVID.

AND THEN HE'LL ALSO JOIN THE RANKS OF QUITE A FEW OF OUR COMMAND STAFF MEMBERS THAT ARE GRADUATE OF THE LEADERSHIP COMMAND COLLEGE AT SAM HOUSTON, STATE, LIEUTENANT JASON HURD COMPLETED THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE THROUGH THE NATIONAL FORUM OF BLACK PUBLIC ADMINISTRATORS.

UH, I'M NOT SURE IF YOU ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH THAT, BUT HE'S TRAVELED ALL OVER THE NATION GOING TO DIFFERENT PROGRAMS AND A LOT OF, UH, LARGE CITIES AND HE'S, UH, HE'S COMPLETED THAT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

MMM.

AS YOU ALL ARE AWARE, WE'RE ONE OF THE WE'RE ONE OF ONLY TWO STATE CERTIFIED TRAINING CENTERS AUTHORIZED BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS.

AND, UH, WE HOSTED 57 TRAINING CLASSES FOR A TOTAL OF 239 TRAINING HOURS.

SO APPROXIMATELY 460 OFFICERS SAT AND ATTENDED THESE CLASSES FOR COLLECTIVE TOTAL OF, UH, 2,510 TIKO, ACTUAL TRAINING HOURS.

AND THEN WE'VE ALSO PARTNERED UP THERE WITH POLICE ONE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO ANNUAL TRAINING.

SO ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING LOCALLY, POLICE MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE APPLICABLE TO WHAT'S CURRENTLY GOING ON TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR OFFICERS STAY UP TO DATE WITH THEIR TRAINING.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

YEAH, MAN, THAT WAS DOUBLE.

YEAH, ONE MORE.

THERE WE GO.

CODE ENFORCEMENT, UH, IN 2019, THE CODE ENFORCEMENT DIVISION CONDUCTED, LIKE I SAID, A TOTAL OF 11,482 CODE INSPECTIONS.

UM, WE'LL GET, WE'LL SKIP DOWN HERE A LITTLE BIT.

SO BY THE TIME, BUT THOSE INSPECTIONS BY COUNCIL DISTRICT, UH, COUNCIL DISTRICT A HAD THE 1,617 COUNCIL DISTRICT B HAD 1,225 C HAD 759 AND D HAD, UH, UH, 1,188.

SO NEXT SLIDE.

UH, THESE ARE THE TOP FIVE, FIVE CODE VIOLATIONS BY DISTRICT.

SO WHEN YOUR CONSTITUENTS ASK YOU WHAT THE HOT TOPICS ARE, THESE ARE THEM, UH, A LOT, THE TRASH SCREENING SEEMS TO BE NUMBER ONE ACROSS THE BOARD ON, ON, ON THE TOP FIVE BY FAR, AND THEN THEY KIND OF START TO MIRROR EACH OTHER IN A SENSE, UH, JUNK VEHICLES AND VEGETATION AND PROPERTY ISSUES IN GARBAGE SEEM TO, UH, LAND JUST ABOUT ON EVERYBODY'S PLATE THERE.

I'M NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH EACH ONE.

I THINK YOU ALL CAN SEE, AND PLUS THIS IS AVAILABLE FOR THE PUBLIC, THAT IF ANYBODY'S LISTING, THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE SECOND SEAT.

THIS PLATER ALSO, UH, NEXT SLIDE.

UH, ONE MORE PLEASE.

NEXT SLIDE.

OUR CALLS FOR SERVICE.

I KNOW YOU OFTEN ASK HOW MANY, UH, CALLS FOR SERVICE WE HAVE BY COUNCIL DISTRICT.

AND WHAT ARE OUR HOT, UH, CALLS FOR SERVICE ARE, UH, PREMISE CHECKS AND TRAFFIC STOPS ARE ALWAYS THE TOP TWO.

AND THOSE ARE THE SELF-INITIATED, UH, JOBS THAT OUR OFFICERS ARE DOING ON MOST OF THOSE CASES.

SO, OR SOMEONE'S CALLED US AND WE ARE MONITORING AN AREA.

SO THAT'S A TESTAMENT TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS YOU HAVE WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE NATION RIGHT NOW, A LOT OF POLICE OFFICERS ARE NOT BEING REAL PROACTIVE AND TAKING THE FIRST STEP.

THEY JUST KINDA SIT BACK AND WAIT FOR SOMEBODY TO TELL THEM TO DEAL WITH SOMETHING.

THAT'S NOT THE CASE WITH YOUR POLICE OFFICERS AND THE REASON THAT'S NOT THE CASE WITH YOUR POLICE OFFICERS, BECAUSE THE COMMUNITY STILL SHOWING TREMENDOUS OUTWARD SUPPORT FOR THEM AND THE JOB THEY DO EVERY DAY.

I DO NOT WANT THAT TO EVER TAKE HER OFF.

I WANT THEM TO GET OUT OF THAT AIR CONDITIONED VEHICLE AND MIX AND MINGLE WITH THE PUBLIC.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THE TOP TWO, UH, PR ACTIVITIES THAT WE HAVE IN OUR COUNCIL DISTRICT ARE SELF-INITIATED ACTIVITIES BY OUR PERSONNEL.

SO I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT THAT TO EVER DISSIPATE.

UH, AND WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT FROM OUR COMMUNITY AND COUNCIL.

AND THAT'S WHAT KEEPS THOSE NUMBERS HIGH.

I'M GOING TO KEEP MOVING, UNLESS SOMEONE HAS A QUESTION ABOUT THAT.

SO NEXT SLIDE, DOUG, NEXT SLIDE.

AS YOU'RE AWARE, WE USE DATA DRIVEN APPROACH TO CRIME AND TRAFFIC SAFETY TO IDENTIFY AREAS THAT MAY HAVE ANY UPTICKS IN CRIME.

WE DON'T REALLY HAVE A HIGH CRIME AREA ANYWHERE IN THE CITY.

SO WE REALLY HAVE TO DIG DEEP TO FIND OUT WHAT TYPE OF CRIMES WE WOULD LIKE TO IMPACT AND THE CRIMES THAT WE TEND TO TRY, TRY TO IMPACT, OR THE ONES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL UNSAFE IN YOUR HOME.

UH, THE ONES WHERE IT'S THE PEOPLE MAYBE TRYING TO ENTER YOUR HOME

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DURING THE DAY WHERE YOU'RE AT WORK, WHICH ACTUALLY HAS BEEN DRASTICALLY REDUCED.

CAUSE NOBODY'S GOING TO WORK RIGHT NOW WITH COVID.

SO THAT'S ACTUALLY KIND OF HELPING US OUT AND THEN, UH, TRAFFIC COLLISIONS, THOSE THINGS WE FOCUS ON AND THE WAY WE DO IT IS BY, UH, USING LOTS OF TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT IN THE AREA.

UH, BASICALLY IT'S A PRESENCE.

WE DON'T WRITE THAT MANY TICKETS CAUSE WE DID WRITE AS MANY TICKETS AS TRAFFIC STOPS.

IT WOULD INUNDATE OUR COURTS, ESPECIALLY NOW WITH THE COURTS BEING SHUT DOWN FOR COVID.

UH, I THINK ALL OF YOU ARE THAT ARE ON COUNCIL HAVE HEARD ABOUT DDX.

UH, BUT IF ANYBODY ON COUNCIL HAS A QUESTION ABOUT DDX, I CAN CERTAINLY GO OVER AT A LATER TIME, BUT THIS IS JUST AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT IT IS.

AND IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING.

UH, DOUG NICK'S NEXT SLIDE.

UH, THIS IS A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF, UH, THE HISTORY OF DDX.

UH, AGAIN, THAT'S AVAILABLE.

MOST OF YOU THAT HAVE BEEN ON COUNCIL, KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THIS IS CAUSE WE COVERED IT EVERY YEAR.

THIS IS MAINLY FOR THE CITIZENS THAT MAY BE WATCHING THIS FROM, FROM HOME OR THEY CAN GET A COPY OF THIS.

THEY CAN, THEY CAN SEE IT AND EXAMINE IT LATER.

UM, DOUG, NEXT SLIDE TO LET YOU KNOW HOW EFFECTIVE IT'S BEEN OUR FIRST YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION IMPLEMENTATION, YOU CAN SEE WHAT WE HAVE DONE.

WE HAD NO CHANGE IN PART ONE CRIMES, WHICH ARE THOSE, THOSE CRIMES THAT AFFECT THE QUALITY OF LIFE, THE MORE VIOLENT TYPE CRIMES WE DIDN'T HAVE A CHANGE.

IT WAS THE FIRST YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION, BUT THE FIRST FULL YEAR OF DDACTS, WE HAD A 37% REDUCTION IN PART ONE CRIMES IN THE DETOX AREA AND THEN 2018 TO 2019, WE HAD AN ADDITIONAL 10% REDUCTION FROM WHAT WE HAD IN 2016, 2017.

SO A DDX CERTAINLY SEEMS TO BE WORKING, UH, SAME WITH THE, UH, VEHICLE CRASHES.

WE'VE HAD A 7% REDUCTION IN VEHICLE CRASHES.

SO, UH, WE COULD, IF YOU NOTICE WHAT THAT WE HAD LESS TRAFFIC STOPS IN THAT FIRST FOUR YEAR, THAT 27, 2018, WE HAD 84,000 TRAFFIC CONTACTS.

WE HAD ONLY 53,000 IN THAT SAME TIME AND STILL WERE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY GET THE CRASH REDUCTION DOWN AND STILL HAVE A REDUCTION OF 10%.

SO THAT'S PRETTY SIGNIFICANT SHOWING THAT IT'S, IT'S GOTTEN SOME TRACTION THERE IN THOSE AREAS.

SO, UH, NEXT SLIDE.

ONE, ONE MORE PLACE.

THERE YOU GO.

UH, AS I STATED LAST YEAR, OUR 2018 NUMBERS WERE AMAZINGLY LOW COMPARED TO THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

WE'RE NOW INTO THE, NOW THE SIX YEAR, UH, FROM THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

AND WE'VE HAD A, A 1%, UH, UP CHANGE IN BURGLARY BETWEEN 2018 AND 2019.

AND THAT'S, SINCE WE HAVE SO FEW BURGLARIES HERE IN THE, UH, THE CITY ONE CRIME, YOU SEE, WE HAD A NUMBER OF 98, UH, LAST YEAR WE HAD 97 THE YEAR PRIOR.

THAT'S WHY I AVOID PERCENTAGES.

CAUSE THEY CAN BE QUITE DECEIVING BECAUSE THE NUMBERS ARE ALWAYS SO LOW.

LARCENY IS ANOTHER WORD FOR THEFT.

WE HAD A REDUCTION OF THE TOTAL OF 48 IN NUMBER, BUT THAT EQUATES TO 7% AND WE HAD, UH, AN UPTAKE OF NINE MORE MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS BETWEEN 2018 AND 2019, WHICH WAS A 20% INCREASE.

BUT OVERALL WE HAD A 5% INCREASE IN A TOTAL REDUCTION OF 38 OF THOSE CRIMES OVERALL, BUT A YEAR TO YEAR, REALLY DOESN'T TELL YOU ANYTHING.

SO DOUG, NEXT SLIDE.

THANKS.

THERE YOU GO.

A FIVE YEAR AVERAGE DOES TELL YOU SOMETHING.

SO IF YOU CAN LOOK AT OUR FIVE YEAR AVERAGE, AS YOU CAN SEE THAT, UH, OUR NUMBERS CONTINUE TO TREND DOWNWARD.

I THINK WITH COVID, OUR NUMBERS ARE GONNA CONTINUE TO TREND DOWNWARD ALSO, UM, IN THE PROPERTY CRIME AREAS.

I'LL TALK ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE WITH COBIT HERE IN A MINUTE WHEN WE GET TO THE VIOLENT CRIMES, BUT, UH, YOU CAN SEE THAT OUR, UH, OUR NUMBERS ARE CONTINUING TO DROP OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS COMPARED TO WHAT THEY WERE IN 19.

SO THAT'S A, AGAIN, A TESTAMENT TO THE PARTNERSHIP WE HAVE WITH OUR COMMUNITY AND THE POLICE OFFICERS THAT WORK DILIGENTLY WITH OUR COMMUNITY TO KEEP OUR NUMBERS DOWN.

I'M GOING TO GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

OH, THAT'S JUST A BAR GRAPH.

YOU GET A VISUAL PICTURE ON HOW THEY ARE TRENDING DOWN OR STAYING FLAT.

SO THAT'S AGAIN, PROPERTY CRIMES PER A HUNDRED THOUSAND AND THAT'S WHAT THE, UH, INVESTORS AND REAL ESTATE PEOPLE LOOK AT AND PERSONS WANTING TO MOVE INTO OUR CITY OR INVEST IN OUR CITY.

THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING AT.

PART A CRAMPS PER A HUNDRED THOUSAND.

SO NEXT SLIDE.

NEXT SLIDE.

UH, THIS IS A NICE, BECAUSE WE'VE GOTTEN THAT, UH, AREA OF ONE OF OUR PARKS UNDER CONTROL UP THERE AND KNOCK ON WOOD.

THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE THAT 80% REDUCTION IN THAT TOP CATEGORY BECAUSE THAT MOST OF THOSE ARE OCCURRING, UH, YOU KNOW, IN BUFFALO AROUND PARK AND WE'VE HIT THAT PRETTY HARD AND DISCOURAGED THAT ELEMENT THAT WAS HANGING OUT THERE TO, UH, WELL, IF THEY DO HANG OUT THERE, THEY NOW TRY TO BEHAVE.

SO THAT'S A GOOD, THAT'S A GOOD SIGN.

UH, OVERALL WE HAD A 12% REDUCTION,

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UH, OF VIOLENT CRIME.

I WILL TELL YOU THAT THAT ROBBERY NUMBER IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE UP FOR 2020 BECAUSE UH, PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE FACT THAT THEY GET TO WEAR A MASK ALL THE TIME.

SO SEEING SOMEBODY WALKING AROUND WITH A MASK ISN'T THAT, UH, UNUSUAL, AND THE PEOPLE THAT SAID TO COMMIT ROBBERIES ARE CERTAINLY TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE FACT THAT THEY GET TO WEAR A MASK ANYWHERE THEY WANT TO GO.

NOW.

SO OUR ROBBERIES EVENT ACTUALLY ARE GOING TO BE UP NEXT YEAR.

SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET IT UNDER CONTROL, BUT UNFORTUNATELY I MIGHT TELL YOU, IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE UP ANYWAY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AGAIN, THIS IS THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE.

UH, EVERYTHING STILL SEEMS TO BE TRENDING DOWNWARD.

UH, WE'RE NOT HAVING ANYTHING THAT EITHER IS, ARE TRENDING DOWNWARD OR STAYING FLAT WITH MOST OF THESE.

SO, UH, AGAIN, THAT'S TESTAMENT TO THE COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE, REALLY WORKING WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND GENUINELY CARING ABOUT EACH OTHER AND WHAT GOES ON HERE.

SO I'D LOVE TO SAY THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THAT.

IT'S REALLY NOT.

CAUSE WE DON'T TAKE ENFORCEMENT AS OUR PRIMARY ROLE.

AS YOU KNOW, WE TAKE A PREVENTION AND EDUCATION FIRST AND PREVENTION EDUCATION, OFTEN TIMES RESULTS IN THESE LOW NUMBERS.

LIKE WE'RE SAYING, SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO DEVIATE FROM THAT ANYTIME SOON.

SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AGAIN, THAT'S A GRAPH SO YOU CAN SEE, UH, YOU KNOW, HAVE A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF WHAT I JUST SHOWED YOU ON THE PREVIOUS SLIDE.

THAT TOP ONE IS THE, UH, THE MURDER SLIDE.

AND AGAIN, WE'VE GOT THAT UNDER CONTROL THERE, SO, OH, I'M SORRY.

THAT ONE ACTUALLY IS AGGRAVATED ASSAULT SLIDE, BUT THAT'S ACTUALLY, I'M TRENDING DOWN.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S, UH, GOING TO CONTINUE TO TREND DOWN WITH COVERT CAUSE, UH, AS JASON SAID, IF WE DON'T GET OUR PARKS OPEN AND KEEP THEM OPEN, PEOPLE DO STRESS OUT A LITTLE BIT.

SO OUR DOMESTIC DISTURBANCES AND FUSSING AND HOMES SEEM TO BE PICKING UP A LITTLE BIT THERE AND COVID SO I'M NOT SURE WHAT OUR NUMBERS ARE GOING TO BE NEXT YEAR.

SO BETWEEN COVID AND NEIGHBORS, I MAY HAVE TO DO A LOT OF EXPLAINING DURING OUR ANNUAL REPORT NEXT YEAR TO YOU ALL.

SO NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

NEXT SLIDE.

AS WE, UH, COUNSEL MY MEMORY MENTIONED IN THE PROCLAMATION, WE DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO BE OPEN AND TRANSPARENT.

WE HAVE BEEN PUTTING THIS DATA, THE RAW DATA FOR ALL OF THESE, UH, TOPICS THAT ARE LISTED ON THE SCREEN NOW ON THE CITY'S WEBPAGE.

AND I ACTUALLY GOT THIS IDEA WHEN I WAS WORKING WITH THE 21ST CENTURY POLICE OR REPORT AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

THEY SUGGESTED WE DO THIS AND NOBODY EVER SEEMED TO WANT TO DO IT.

I CAME BACK AND TALKED IT OVER WITH EVERYBODY HERE, INCLUDING CITY ADMINISTRATION.

WE WENT WITH IT AND IT'S BEEN A, A VERY POSITIVE IN OUR CITY.

SO ANYBODY CAN LOOK AT THIS AT ANY TIME, DAY OR NIGHT TO SEE ANYTHING THEY WANT ABOUT OUR NUMBERS HERE.

AND WE GLADLY TALK IT OVER WITH ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT THEM.

SO NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THAT'S ACTUALLY THE END OF MY SLIDE.

THAT'S THE FASTEST I'VE EVER GONE TO AN ANNUAL REPORT.

AND IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR SUGGESTIONS, I AM CERTAINLY OPEN.

WE DON'T EVER FORGET THAT, UH, WE'RE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, BUT WE WORKED FOR OUR CITIZENS AND YOU ALL ARE OUR REPRESENTATIVES, OUR CITIZENS.

SO ANYTHING YOU THINK THAT WE NEED TO DO TO IMPROVE, UH, WE'RE CERTAINLY OPEN TO HEAR ABOUT IT AND, AND WILLING TO MAKE THAT CHANGE.

SO HOPEFULLY YOU ALL HAVE SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR US ON ANY AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE CHIEF MAYOR FOR THIS, THIS COUNCIL MEMBER PRESTON, IF I MAY POLICE CHIEF, THANK YOU FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

AND ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE DEDICATED THEIR LIVES TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY.

JUST A COUPLE OF QUICK POINTS.

THE FIRST, I WANT TO MAKE SURE AS WE DEAL WITH THIS COVID AS WE TALK ABOUT, UM, MENTAL ANXIETY AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS, WHEN WE GET TO CITING PEOPLE FOR SOME OF THOSE MINOR INFRACTIONS, BY NO WAY AM I SUGGESTING THAT WE ALLOW PEOPLE TO DISREGARD, UM, OUR RULES AND REGULATIONS AS IT RELATES TO TRASH BRAINY.

BUT I DO WANT TO GET BACK TO WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE P AND T APPROACH PREVENTION AND EDUCATION, AND MAKE SURE THAT OUR RESIDENTS KNOW WHAT THE POLICY IS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE PROVIDE THEM, YOU KNOW, LEVELS OF WARNING.

UM, AND I KNOW WE'RE DOING THAT, BUT I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE STAY ON TOP OF THAT.

AND, UM, JUST BE MINDFUL OF, UM, JUST EVERYTHING GOING ON THESE DAYS AND UNNECESSARILY, UM, CITING PEOPLE TO, TO GO TO COURT OVER SOMETHING LIKE TRASH SCREENING.

NOW, PEOPLE THAT ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS THAT NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, BUT I DO WANT TO MAKE SURE BECAUSE WE HAVE PEOPLE CAST AND WE MOVING INTO THIS GREAT CITY THAT MAY NOT BE AWARE OF THE, THE, UH, THE RULES.

UM, AND SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE STAY ON TOP OF THAT

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AND MAKE SURE THAT PREVENTION AND EDUCATION IS OUR TOP PRIORITY WHEN IT RELATES TO THOSE KINDS OF MINOR INFRACTIONS.

AND THEN SECONDLY, I WANTED TO KNOW IF IT IS POSSIBLE AND I'M LIKE TO GET FEEDBACK FROM COLLEAGUES.

UM, IF WE COULD LOOK AT POTENTIALLY WORKING WITH COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT MAYBE IN ONE OF OUR, UM, NEWSLETTERS, WE LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THAT RAW DATA IS AVAILABLE FOR THEM SO THAT THEY CAN SEE, YOU KNOW, THE LEVEL OF TRANSPARENCY THAT WE'RE TRYING TO PROVIDE TO THE COMMUNITY.

UM, I KNOW SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE AWARE, UM, BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CONTINUE TO, TO PUSH THAT OUT.

LIKE I SAID, BECAUSE WE CONSTANTLY HAVE NEW RESIDENTS MOVING IN THAT MAY NOT BE AWARE THAT THAT DATA IS AVAILABLE TO THEM.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

PERFECT.

YES.

ARE WE A, WE HAVE THE OPEN DATA INITIATIVE ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE AND I THINK IT'S HIGHLIGHTED PRETTY WELL, BUT I'LL GET WITH, UH, STACY AND HER CREW ON THE OPEN DATA INITIATIVES.

AND AS FAR AS THE WARNINGS AND ALL WITH THE TRASH SCREENING, WE PRETTY MUCH FOLLOW A C COUNCIL GUIDELINES ON ALL THAT.

AND I KNOW THEY HAND OUT THE CODE ENFORCEMENT HANDS OUT, THE LITTLE NOTICES LONG BEFORE WE ISSUE CITATIONS ON ALMOST EVERY CODE VIOLATION.

UH, SOME PEOPLE CALL AND SCREAM AT US BECAUSE THEY GOT A WARNING PLACARD, WHICH THERE'S NO COST ASSOCIATED WITH THAT, THAT JUST LETTING YOU KNOW A VIOLATION.

SO I KNOW THAT THEY'RE CONTINUING TO PROVIDE THE, UH, THE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PART OF IT AND PREVENTION PART OF IT LONG BEFORE THEY WERE A SITE.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR THE CHIEF? ALRIGHTY.

THANK YOU, CHIEF.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

MARIN COUNCIL AND HONORED SERVE.

OKAY.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO

[6. CONSENT AGENDA]

ITEM SIX.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA? WHO'S COUNCIL OF EMORY MOTION TO APPROVE.

IS THERE A SECOND? WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

I'LL DO A ROLL CALL.

VOTE.

MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING MADE THE SECOND COUNCIL MEMBER BONEY.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER MARILLAS.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY MADE THE MOTION AND THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

YES.

SEVEN, EIGHT ZONING, PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ORDINANCES.

THERE ARE NONE SEVEN BE PUBLIC HEARINGS AND RELATED ACTIONS.

THERE ARE NINE EIGHT APPOINTMENTS.

THEY ARE NINE, NINE, EIGHT.

[9. AUTHORIZATIONS]

CONSIDER AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT OR THE DESIGN OF THE PARKS DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE FACILITY.

UH, SASHA, ARE YOU THERE? YES.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

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

YES.

GOOD EVENING AGAIN.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE ITEM IN FRONT OF YOU IS A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH ZIEGLER COOPER, THE ARCHITECTURAL FIRM FOR THE DESIGN OF THE PARKS MAINTENANCE FACILITY, WHICH IS LOCATED RIGHT ACROSS CITY HALL.

THIS BUILDING HAS REACHED ITS USEFUL LIFE.

UH, THE PLAN IS TO, UH, DEMOLISH AND BUILD A PARKS MAINTENANCE FACILITY, RIGHT AT THE SAME LOCATION, APPROXIMATELY A 12,000 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING WITH ABOUT 3000 SQUARE FOOT OF OFFICE AREA AND THE REMAINING BEING, UH, AREA FOR GENERAL PARTS STORAGE WITH THAT.

AND RFQ WAS ISSUED, UH, NINE FIRMS, UH, SUBMITTED OR RESPONDED FOR THE RFQ, UH, THREE FORMS FOR, UH, SHORTLISTED AND DRAGGED BY THE SELECTION COMMITTEE COMPRISED OF, UH, UH, PARKS PUBLIC WORKS AND THE STEEL CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE.

UH, THE TOP RANKING FORM, UH, W WAS ZIEGLER COOPER.

UH, THE RECOMMENDATION WAS PRESENTED TO THE COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE, WHICH IS THE PDI COMMITTEE AND PDI COMMITTEE AGREED WITH THE STAFF'S RECOMMENDATIONS TO BRING FORWARD THIS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT TO CITY COUNCIL.

WITH THAT, UH, WE'RE RECOMMENDING A LOT OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT TO ZIEGLER COOPER IN THE AMOUNT OF $337,000 AND THREE 33, THREE SEVEN, THREE 88 TO BE PRECISE.

UM, THE FUNDING FOR THIS PROJECT IS COMING FROM THE CIP 500,000 IS POSITED IN FISCAL YEAR 20 TOWARDS DESIGN.

UH, THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL, UH, UH, I BELIEVE 3 MILLION BUDGETED IN UPCOMING FISCAL YEAR 21 BUDGET FOR CONSTRUCTION WITH THAT.

UH, I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THE COUNCIL MAY HAVE.

THANK YOU.

IS THERE A MOTION? THIS IS COUNCIL MEMORY.

ANTHONY ROULIS I'M MAKING EMOTIONAL THRUSTS.

IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND COUNCIL.

OKAY.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION OR QUESTIONS FOR SHASHI? ALRIGHTY, I WILL DO A

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ROLL CALL VOTE.

MAY I APPROACH HIM QUESTION? YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING.

THAT DID WE LOSE HER? SHE'S ON US HERE.

SHE'S ON MUTE.

OKAY.

COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING.

YOU HAVE TO UNMUTE YOUR PHONE.

OKAY.

ARE YOU THERE? I'M SORRY.

IT WASN'T UNMUTING.

I COULD HEAR YOU.

YES.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

COUNCIL MEMBER MARULA IS MADE THE MOTION.

COUNCILMAN RABBONI MADE THE SECOND COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY.

YES.

AND THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

YES.

BE CONSIDERED AUTHORIZING THE NEGOTIATION EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT FOR THE REMODELING OF A FIRE STATION.

NUMBER THREE FOR CHIEF CAMPBELL.

GOOD EVENING, EVEN MARIN COUNCIL.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THIS EVENING, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT REQUESTS FOR YOU TO CONCERN TONIGHT, AN AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH CONSTRUCTION, MASTERS OF HOUSTON, UH, PROVIDING FOR A REMODEL FOR STATION THREE AND FOUR.

LOOKING BACK TO WHEN I FIRST CAME WITH 2016, A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT HAD THESE IMPROVEMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED IN THERE.

HOWEVER, WE HAD SOME ROOFS THAT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED BEFORE THAT, THAT PUSHED IT BACK TO WHAT YOU SEE FOR YOU TONIGHT.

THE INFORMATION WAS ALSO LOOKED AT IN 2017, BUT HE WOULDN'T ZELLERS.

THEY ALSO MADE THE RECOMMENDATIONS.

AND A LOT OF THAT INFORMATION WAS PUT FORWARD WHEN PUBLIC WORKS, WORKED WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO GO OUT AND TO GET THOSE COST ESTIMATES DONE THIS YEAR TONIGHT, I ASKED YOU TO SUPPORT $212,528 AND 95 CENTS THAT WERE RENOVATE THESE 20 YEAR OLD PLUS FIRE STATIONS THAT I USE 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK BY THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

IS THERE A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE NEGOTIATION EXECUTION OF THE CONTRACT? WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE CHIEF? THIS IS COUNCILMAN EMORY FOR THE CHIEF.

WILL THAT TAKE ANY OF THE STATIONS OUT OF SERVICE? NO, SIR.

STATIONS WON'T BE OUT OF SERVICE.

WHAT WE WILL DO IS, UH, DO A PERIOD OF BRIEF TIME.

UM, THE STATIONS COULD BE PARKED OUT ON A RAMP OR, UM, RESPOND FROM, UH, THE REAR OF THE LOT, LIKE OUT OF HIS FAST SIDE OF STATION THREE, WHERE THEY'RE WORKING IN THE BAY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO SERVICE.

GREAT.

THANK YOU, SIR.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THIS IS MAYOR FOR CHIEF.

CAN YOU JUST LET THE PUBLIC KNOW, UH, IDENTIFY THE FUNDING SOURCES FOR THE RENOVATIONS? YES.

THERE ARE FOUR, UM, THREE GENERAL BONDS AND ONE GENERAL FUND.

UM, THE RENT OF VAPE, THE, UH, THE STATIONS, THERE WAS $131,000 FROM A GENERAL, UH, BOND.

THERE'S A 3000 THAT WAS LEFT OVER FROM A BOND.

UH, I BELIEVE THAT WAS FROM THE ROOF.

THERE'S 67,940 FROM A GENERAL BOND.

AND FROM THE GENERAL FUND, UH, $10,800 FOR A TOTAL OF TWO HUNDRED AND TWELVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND EIGHTY FIVE CENTS.

THANK YOU.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? ALRIGHTY, I'LL DO THE ROLL CALL.

VOTE.

MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING.

MAY THE SECOND COUNCIL MEMBER BONEY.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER MORALIS.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY MADE THE MOTION.

AND THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

YES, WE WILL MOVE ON TO SEE, CONSIDER AUTHORIZING A CHANGE ORDER FOR VEHICLE EQUIPMENT.

MIKE TUBS.

ARE YOU THERE? YES, I AM THERE.

AND THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO PRESENT THIS THIS EVENING.

UH, MAYOR ON THIS, I'LL TRY TO MOVE QUICKLY THROUGH IT.

UH, STAFF IS RECOMMENDING AN INCREASE TO THE LISTED PURCHASE ORDER BELOW

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ON THE LISTED ON THE COVER MEMO TO ACCOMMODATE THE OUTFITTING OF SOME ADDITIONAL VEHICLES THAT WERE NOT PLANNED ON OUR, UH, F Y 2020 BUDGET.

UH, SIMPLY PUT, THESE WERE VEHICLES THAT WERE INVOLVED IN ACCIDENTS AND WERE TOTAL LOSSES THAT WE DIDN'T ACCOUNT FOR.

SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING FOR THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS.

OKAY.

IS THERE A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE A CHANGE ORDER FOR THE VEHICLE EQUIPMENT? IS THERE A MOTION? SO MOVE MAN.

MONI, IS THERE A SECOND? IS THERE A SECOND COUNCIL MEMBER? EMORY SECONDS.

OKAY.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS I'M NOT HEARING ANY, I'LL DO A ROLL CALL.

VOTE.

MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER BONY MAKE THE MOTION COUNCIL MEMBER ROLE IS YES.

AND COUNCIL MEMBER EMORY MADE THE SECOND MAYOR FORD.

THIS IS YES.

D CONSIDER AUTHORIZING A CHANGE ORDER FOR SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS.

CLIFFORD HART.

YES.

GOOD EVENING.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO PRESENT THIS ITEM TONIGHT AS A COUNCIL IS PROBABLY AWARE WE ARE CURRENTLY UNDER CONTRACT WITH BROOKS CONCRETE FOR SIDEWALK REPAIRS THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

AND OUR CURRENT CONTRACT HAS A ONE POINT $6 MILLION CAP BECAUSE OF OUR PUSH IN 2019 TO COMPLETE THE SIDEWALK PROJECT.

AND BECAUSE WE'VE CONTINUED TO, UH, ACTIVELY COMPLETE ADDITIONAL SIDEWALKS, ONCE THAT PROJECT WAS COMPLETED, WE HAVE REACHED OUR CURRENT CONTRACT THRESHOLD.

AND SO WHAT WE'RE DOING IS WE'RE REQUESTING A 25% INCREASE, WHICH IS ALLOWED THROUGH THE PROCUREMENT POLICY TO BRING THE ONE POINT $6 MILLION CONTRACT UP TO $2 MILLION.

THIS INCREASE WILL ALLOW US THE FUNDS NEEDED TO GET US TO THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR.

AND AT THAT TIME, OR PRIOR TO THAT TIME, WE ARE GOING TO PUSH OUT A REQUEST FOR BIDS, UH, AND THEN, UH, RECEIVED THOSE BIDS AND THEN BRING A RECOMMENDATION FOR A NEW CONTRACT TO COUNCIL IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

SO, UM, THAT'S IT IN A NUTSHELL AND I'M WILLING TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU ALL MAY HAVE.

OKAY.

IS THERE A MOTION? MY PROMOTION AUTHORIZE A CHANGE ORDER.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND? OKAY.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR CLIFF? YEAH.

THIS COMES FROM MEMORY, THE ADDITIONAL DOLLARS, WHERE WILL THEY BE COMING FROM? WELL, BECAUSE WE HAD THE, UM, THE FUNDS DEDICATED TO US THE BOND PROGRAM, UH, THAT WE, THAT WE USE FOR THE, THE, UH, THE SIDEWALK PROGRAM.

WE ACTUALLY DIDN'T EXPAND THE METRO FUNDS AS QUICKLY AS WE THOUGHT WE WOULD.

SO THERE ARE SOME METRO FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THIS WORK.

OKAY.

SO THEY DON'T COME OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND, BUT NO, SIR.

THANK YOU.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY.

I'LL DO A ROLL CALL.

VOTE.

MAYOR PRO TEM PRESTON.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER STERLING.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER BONEY.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER OF MEROLA'S MADE THE MOTION COUNCIL MEMBER.

EMILY MADE THE SECOND.

AND THIS IS MAYOR FORD.

YES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

CONSIDER A RE WITHDRAWING AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY OR HER DESIGNEE TO INITIATE THE CIVIL PROCEEDINGS FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF CITY ORDINANCES AT ONE, TWO SIX FOUR SIX GROVE PARK DRIVE.

AND ONE, TWO SIX TWO TWO GROW PARK DRIVE, UH, ATTORNEY SANS, ANGELO.

UH, YES.

GOOD EVENING AGAIN, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS A, UM, ESSENTIALLY A CLEANUP AUTHORIZATION, UH, BACK IN 2015, THE COUNCIL,

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UM, AUTHORIZED THE CITY ATTORNEY OR A DESIGNEE TO INITIATE CIVIL CODE ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS UNDER CHAPTER 54 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE WITH RESPECT TO THREE PROPERTIES IN THE CITY.

UH, ONE WAS 2211 GLEN LAKES LANE.

THE OTHER WAS, UH, 27 OH THREE SPRING PLACE DRIVE, AND THOSE LAWSUITS WERE FILED, UM, IN THE, IN AN EFFORT TO, UM, FURTHER PROGRESS IN CODE ENFORCEMENT ABATEMENT ON THOSE TWO PROPERTIES.

UH, THE THIRD ONE WAS, UM, ONE, TWO, SIX, FOUR T ONCE HE WAS SIX, FOUR, SIX GROVE PARK DRIVE.

UM, UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATION BY THE CITY, UH, BY STAFF.

UM, IT WAS FOUND THAT, UH, THE, THE ISSUES AT THAT PROPERTY WHERE, UH, NO WATER SEWER CONNECTION, UH, WHICH CREATED A, A CODE VIOLATION FOR WHICH CHAPTER 54 WOULD APPLY.

UM, BUT AFTER FURTHER INVESTIGATION, UM, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT EITHER SHORTLY BEFORE A COUNCIL AUTHORIZED THAT LAWSUIT OR IN THE INTERIM, UH, BETWEEN AUTHORIZATION AND THE FILING OF A LAWSUIT, THE STRUCTURE BECAME UNOCCUPIED.

SO IT WAS NO LONGER NECESSARY TO FILE THAT LAWSUIT AGAINST, UH, ONE, TWO, SIX, FOUR, SIX GROVE PARK DRIVE AND ITS OWNER.

SO, UM, WE'RE ASKING THE COUNCIL TODAY TO RESCIND ITS AUTHORIZATION TO FILE THAT LAWSUIT.

SIMILARLY ON NOVEMBER 4TH OF LAST YEAR, UM, UH, COUNCIL SIMILARLY AUTHORIZED THE CITY ATTORNEY OR A DESIGNEE TO FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST, UH, ONCE WE SIX, TWO, TWO GROVE PARK DRIVE AND ITS OWNER.

UH, THE FACT THAT THESE ARE ON THE SAME STREET AS A COINCIDENCE, I GUESS, BUT, UH, IF YOU'LL RECALL, THAT WAS THE ISSUE WITH, UH, BEES COLONIZING ON THE PROPERTY IN VIOLATION OF CHAPTER 10, CHAPTER 54 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE SAYS THAT, UM, ANIMAL CARE CONTROL IS ONE OF THE TYPES OF CODE ENFORCEMENT VIOLATIONS FOR WHICH YOU COULD FILE A CIVIL LAWSUIT FOR ENFORCEMENT.

HOWEVER, UM, AS THE CITY PREPARED TO FILE THE LAWSUIT, UH, IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR, UH, STAFF REACHED OUT TO A NEIGHBORING RESIDENT WHO MADE THE INITIAL COMPLAINT ABOUT THE BEES.

AND HE HAD SAID THAT, UH, THERE, THERE WERE SOME WORK DONE AT A ONE, TWO SIX, TWO, TWO GROVE PARK, AND THAT HE NO LONGER SAW BEES COLONIZING, UH,