Bond Election Advisory Task ForceFeb. 23, 2018

Item 3a- Spirit of East Austin Presentation — original pdf

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February 22, 2018 AgendaHistory & OverviewTimeline of Events & MeetingsCommunity Engagement –Table TalksDirector’s Meetings Impact and EffortThemes FoundLessons LearnedList of InitiativesNext steps2 OverviewOur overall Objective:Bring together projects/programs across departments to create a collaborative effort so the Spirit of East Austin Initiative will be transformative for the Eastern Crescent Community.3 HistoryCouncil working Group –Mayor Adler, CM Houston, Renteria, Pool, and TroxclairSeptember 2015 eventAlmost 500 participants2000 comments, ideas, requestsReview and analysisCommunity check‐in tourOrganize ideas and develop initiative listsTable Talks community engagementDirector engagementSynthesize and report4 Timeline –Table TalksEngaged with communities to receive feedbackMarch ‐AprilAttended meetings with QoLCommissions and Council Working GroupFebruary 2017Created initial database –used City Council’s priority outcomesMayTranslated community feedbackMay ‐JuneAnalyzed data to find common themesJune5 Timeline –Directors’ MeetingsVisioning for the short/long term with challenges, opportunities, & accomplishmentsJune 18, 2017Analyzed and placed notes according to Mayor’s initiativesPlaced Mayor’s initiatives and projects on high/low impact axes August 7, 2017Current/future projects & initiatives places on high/low impact & effort axesOctober 4,20171326 Community Engagement -Table Talks7 Community Engagement -Social Research Targeted engagement –those that are not usually available to attend community engagement eventsMain Results: Total responses were 866 entries Percentages represent number of entries out of total comments Spanish speaking entries were approximately 20%of total feedbackMost hits on one common theme were under Affordability at 46%of total 8 Social Research 9 High/Low ImpactImpact on the community was determined by the comments and feedback analyzed by our team Social research concluded the “common themes” and their respective impact on the Eastern Crescent of the Austin Highest Impact common theme: Health10 What we heard from the CommunityHealth–39%Health and EnvironmentAccess to affordable healthcareAccess to affordable healthy food –12%Affordable medicine (over the counter and prescription) Housing–38%/ Culture–31%Economic Opportunity & AffordabilityAffordable housing in East AustinCulture and Lifelong LearningInclusive cultural atmosphereProperty taxes Access to housing for those with disabilitiesCodeNEXT Zoning and how it worksJobs–30%/ Training–6%Economic Opportunity & Affordability Wage improvement Training for upward mobility –Higher paying jobsHigh level computer skills training Availability of jobs for variety of skill sets11Common Themes ObservedStrategic Plan Alignment Transportation–26%MobilityImproved public transit system Affordable monthly passes Improved bus stops Traffic improvement on Mopac and I35Education–24%Economic Opportunity & AffordabilityAfter school programs for students/childrenBasic life skill computer training Night classes for parents/adults –English classesWorkshops for financial assistance Safety–22%SafetyImproved security in neighborhoods Improved public safety and relationship with APD12Common Themes ObservedStrategic Plan AlignmentWhat we heard from the Community Director’s Meetings13 Impact & Effort –Our LensWe created a lenswhile looking at policy initiatives and directors’ priorities Two main lenses Low and High Effort Low and High Impact 14 Low Effort DefinedLow Effort was determined by directors as: Already allocated resourcedDeveloped Strategic, or Master Plan Community feedback loop in place Refocusing of existing program/project Consolidation of initiativesCollaborate with other departments External partners are willing to play “Political champion”, resolution, audit findings Speed of project ability to move forward 15 High Effort DefinedHigh Effort was determined by directors as: Reverse of the previous points (meaning: lack of resources, etc.) Measurements, do we have instruments? Surveys, feedback, etc. Cultural shift, partnership with community Leaving my individual needs, generational focus instead of “me in the now” focusRegional Alignment / be part of the solution Mobility 16 Impact DefinedImpact was determined by directors as: Able to see a changeSustainableMaking Austin more livableImprove quality of lifeGetting “bang for a buck”17 Themes Found Low Effort / High Impact Racial equity trainingMobilityBondsExisting Cap Metro projects and programsWorkforce developmentGreen jobs, co‐op to hire, 21stcentury skills18 Themes Found High Effort / High Impact HealthInnovation district, greater healthcare education and access, digital health hubAffordabilityHousing strategic planMobilityBigger projects: Cut and cap I‐35, better public transit, coordination between agenciesHolistic development, preservation of cultureEducation, workforce developmentCOA EDC, after school programs, applied research hub in E Austin, tech/computer training19 Themes Found Low Effort / Low Impact EnvironmentalUrban trails, more nature, programs to get kids in natureCommunity health assessmentUS‐Mexico incubator20 Themes Found High Effort / Low ImpactPublic safety, relations between community and APDHousing for disabledCap Metro Project ConnectGreen Line21 Directors Lessons LearnedLessonsImprove performance metrics Legislative challengesEfficient communication tools between departments Answer the Q: How do we know the statuses of all projects?How do we tell our story to the community?How might we create a common narrative between communities and City Hall?22 Directors-Low Effort/High ImpactAustin Affordable Fund (Strike Fund)Cultural Revitalization and PreservationOperationalize Racial Equity in City PracticesPlace Based CentersColony Park Pool Installation (Master Plan)Gentrification and displacement policiesAnti‐Displacement ToolsCo‐op to Hire Education ProgramPromoting Immigration InclusionDashboard for Inclusive, Sustainable and Multi‐Dimensional GrowthʺGreen Collarʺ Jobs Program in Southeast AustinʺBridge the Knowledge Economyʺ Program Creative DistrictsCapital Metro Service Expansion Comprehensive Community Workforce Plan (Underway)Integrate Workforce Plans with City Afterschool Funding CurriculumEstablish Restorative Justice CirclesGreater Austin Community Schools Coalition, including Universal Pre‐KProperty Tax Mitigation ConversationRacial Equity and Implicit Bias and Education TrainingCreate Eastern Crescent Cycling Association23 Directors-High Effort/High ImpactHolistic Community DevelopmentCommunity Affordable Housing BlueprintAISD/COA/Travis County Surplus Land UseReform City of Austinʹs Economic Incentive ProgramsHigher Level Computer Training (for jobs)Cut and Cap IH‐35 ‐Improving Connectivity between East & West AustinPlace‐and Race‐Based Health and Healthcare Planning and InterventionEnd Food Deserts in the Eastern CrescentLand Use ReformWage ImprovementImprove Public Transit SystemEducation: After School Programs for ChildrenAccess to affordable healthcareAvailability of Affordable HousingDigital Health HubInclusive Cultural AtmosphereTraining for higher paying jobsComprehensive Land Planning City/State/AISD/CapMetroHow should community capitalize on public land?Basic Level Computer Training (Education)Access to more affordable and healthy foodEast Austin as an Applied Research HubNeighborhood ConnectorsEast Austin JobsʺFormalʺ School and trade training21st Century Health and Wellness Center in Central East AustinEast Austin Pipeline ‐EducationMixed Income Housing and Inclusive CultureSafe East Austin ‐Public Safety IdeasEast Austin 21st Century Skills Workforce Training and Innovation CenterConnected East Austin –MobilityHealthy East Austin ‐Health IdeasHuston Tillotson University OpportunitiesMobility BondCommunity Health Assessment/Community Health Plan (CHA/CHIP)24 Directors-Low Effort/Low ImpactNegotiating Parkland and Open SpaceAdopt‐a‐Park East Austin Park and Park BeautificationFamilies in NatureUS ‐Mexico Incubator AcceleratorCommunity Saturday SchoolThe Goodness BenchLibrary WiFi Hotspot Landing Program for Austin ResidentsCites Connecting Children to Nature 25 Directors-High Effort/Low ImpactGreen LineImproved Public Safety in NeighborhoodsBuilding/Housing Access for the DisabledImprove the Relationship with APDGreen East Austin ‐Environmental Justice26 Next StepsBrief Council working groupPolicy direction27