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COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Regular Meeting Wednesday – July 13, 2022 – 6:30 PM City Hall – Boards and Commissions - Room 1101 301 W. 2nd Street - Austin, TX 78701 Some members of the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register, contact Jesse Rodriguez at jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Nehemiah Pitts III, Chair Steven Apodaca Cristina Garza Maxine Eiland Nicole Thompson Sophie Gairo Malcolm Yeatts Dave Floyd Jennifer Ramos Sumit DasGupta AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – June 8, 2022 2. STAFF AND COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS (A member of the public may not address a board at a meeting on an item posted as a briefing) a. Shaping Austin: Racism and Urban Planning (Sam Tedford, Principal Planner, Housing and Planning Department) b. T-Mobile For Government (John Bratcher, Nancy Anderson, and Heath Cox, T- Mobile) 3. NEW BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action) a. Commission Discussion on FCC Broadband Standards (Discussion and Action) b. Commission Discussion on the Digital Inclusion Strategic Plan (Discussion and c. Commission Discussion on an Intelligent Infrastructure Resolution (Discussion and Action) Action) 4. COMMISSION UPDATES (Discussion and Possible Action) a. Digital Inclusion, Civic Engagement, and Strategic Technology and Telecom Policy Working Group b. Knowledge, Information, and Data Stewardship Working Group c. Technology, Infrastructure, and Innovation Working Group FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Jesse Rodriguez at the Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs Department, at jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on …

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Agenda Item 2a - Presentation by Sam Tedford, Shaping Austin: Racism and Urban Planning original pdf

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Shaping Austin Racism and Urban Planning Community Technology & Telecommunications Commission July 13, 2022 Sam Tedford, she/they Principal Planner Inclusive Planning Outline Shaping Austin Inheriting Inequality Learning from History Content Warning 3 Shaping Austin Stay Engaged What you’re experiencing as you listen and discuss (physically, emotionally, mentally) Events that you think are connected to the map or neighborhoods discussed in the previous exercise (think about both the highs and lows) How your personal and ancestral histories intersect with this history Any actions that involved the City government. Keep a list of other key players. Is this the End of Austin? How presumptuous. Endings and Beginnings are always the same process. Austin has been around for a long time; only it wasn’t always called Austin…This cultural territory is old. In fact, it is the oldest continually inhabited place in the Americas. The oldest arrow-point ever found in North or South America was found at the Gault archeological site near Round Rock at over 14 thousand years old. The oldest continually inhabited sacred site in the Americas is the Coahuiltecan presence at Spring Lake in San Marcos at 12 thousand years. “Austin” sits in the middle. Instead of thinking about Austin ending, perhaps we should think of something that has been lost, something we are searching for. Instead of Austin, why don’t we call it Loston…[Loston] has been here for thousands of years, and I think it will be for thousands more, but only when people can find themselves historically, politically, and economically as connected with a larger world. How can we connect [Loston] with the end of…inequality? And what will this be the beginning of? It may take a hundred years to find ourselves…We may not see the great change in our lifetime. But this place will be here, long after we are gone. Dr. Tane Ward Finding Loston (2013) Land Acknowledgement We acknowledge, with respect, that the land we are on is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Tonkawa, Lipan Apache, Ysleta del sur Pueblo, Texas Band of Yaqui Indians, Coahuiltecan, and other indigenous peoples not explicitly stated. It is important to understand the long history that has brought us to reside on the land, and to seek to acknowledge our place within that history. Adapted from the Climate Equity Plan and the research of Celine Rendon and Tane Ward mural by Raul Valdez Enslavement and Colonization of African …

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Agenda Item 2b - T-Mobile Network Capabilities original pdf

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8/3/2022 Leading the evolution of wireless for government [otherwise known as changing all the rules] 1 2 Introductions John Bratcher Government Account Executive, T-Mobile Nancy Anderson Sr. Government Account Executive , T-Mobile Heath Cox Engineer, T-Mobile 8/3/2022 Spectrum is the fuel that drives Enterprise 5G capabilities High-band mmWave (>24 GHz) High capacity, ultrafast, but limited range. Used for dense environments and private networking. Mid Band (1-6 GHz) Enhanced 5G speeds for metro areas. Critical for high bandwidth applications, both fixed and mobile. Low band (<1 GHz) Coverage for wide open spaces. Important for high mobility field applications and IoT sensing. A great 5G network requires ALL spectrum bands Combination of T-Mobile & Sprint spectrum in progress. Capable device required; coverage not available in some areas. 3 4 Why 5G spectrum matters Each spectrum frequency band has its own strengths and limitations. Most organizations require a combination to meet their performance requirements. Low-band Lower speed but wide coverage, can pass through buildings Mid-band A balance between coverage and capacity High-band (mmWave) High-speed, disrupted by barriers, narrow coverage 4 We lead the industry in deploying multi-layer 5G. population covered 20 0 20 0 15 0 10 0 50 0 35 0 30 0 25 0 20 0 15 0 10 0 50 0 ULTRA CAPACITY 5G EXTENDED RANGE 5G T-MOBILE VERIZON AT&T 8/3/2022 high-band (mmWave) dedicated mid-band low-band 5 6 We have a clear and demonstrable lead in 5G. low-band Extended Range 5G: 1.8M sq. miles 315M people covered 5G Nationwide 0.4M sq. miles ~234M people covered 5G Nationwide 1.3M sq. miles ~280M people covered mid-band mmWave Ultra Capacity 5G: 225M people covered Ultra Wideband: 101M people covered 5G Plus: <1M people covered 8/3/2022 We set some big goals for our 5G network, and are exceeding them. EXTENDED RANGE 5G CAPACITY 5G ULTRA Mid-band and Millimeter Wave Sites Combined LTE + 5G 310M 300M people covered by the end of 2021 210M 200M people covered by the end of 2021 4 4 4 estimates for the future of our 5G network 97% of Americans covered by the end of 2022 Bringing 5G to every corner of this country Over 250M covered by the end of 2022 90% of Americans covered by the end of 2023 85K ending Macro sites Thousands of new coverage sites 50K ending Small cells Our Extended Range 5G is the largest in the nation. Area covered for businesses …

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COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Regular Meeting Wednesday – June 8, 2022 – 6:30 PM City Hall – Boards and Commissions - Room 1101 301 W. 2nd Street - Austin, TX 78701 Some members of the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register, contact Jesse Rodriguez at jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Nehemiah Pitts III, Chair Steven Apodaca Dave Floyd Jennifer Ramos Sumit DasGupta Sophie Gairo Malcolm Yeatts Maxine Eiland Nicole Thompson AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES –April 13, 2022 and May 11, 2022 2. STAFF AND COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS (A member of the public may not address a board at a meeting on an item posted as a briefing) a. United Way presentation on ConnectATX (Anabella Tarango, Francisco Gallegos) 3. NEW BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action) a. Commission Discussion on FCC Broadband Standards (Discussion and Action) Action) Action) b. Commission Discussion on the Digital Inclusion Strategic Plan (Discussion and c. Commission Discussion on an Intelligent Infrastructure Resolution (Discussion and 4. COMMISSION UPDATES (Discussion and Possible Action) a. Digital Inclusion, Civic Engagement, and Strategic Technology and Telecom Policy Working Group b. Knowledge, Information, and Data Stewardship Working Group c. Technology, Infrastructure, and Innovation Working Group FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Jesse Rodriguez at the Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs Department, at jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission, please contact Jesse Rodriguez at jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov

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Agenda Item 2.a.3 - FCC Household Broadband Guide original pdf

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Household Broadband Guide Use the chart below to compare minimum download speed (Mbps) needs for light, moderate and high household use with one, two, three or four devices at a time (such as a laptop, tablet or game console). You can also compare typical online activities with the minimum Mbps needed for adequate performance for each application by using our Broadband Speed Guide. For more information on broadband speeds, see our Measuring Broadband America report. These numbers are rough guidelines and are not based on surveys or experiments conducted by the FCC. You should use your best judgment when choosing your broadband service. Moderate Use (Basic functions plus one high- Light Use demand application: streaming High Use (Basic functions: email, HD video, multiparty video (Basic functions plus more than browsing, basic video, VoIP, conferencing, online gaming, one high-demand application Internet radio) telecommuting) running at the same time) Basic Basic Medium Basic Medium Medium/Advanced Medium Medium Advanced Medium Advanced Advanced 1 user on 1 device 2 users or devices at a time 3 users or devices at a time 4 users or devices at a time Basic Service = 3 to 8 Mbps* Medium Service = 12 to 25 Mbps 1 Federal Communications Commission · Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau · 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) · TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) · www.fcc.gov/consumer-governmental-affairs-bureau Advanced Service = More than 25 Mbps *Mbps (Megabits per second) is the standard measure of broadband speed. It refers to the speed with which information packets are downloaded from, or uploaded to, the internet. For more information on consumer issues, visit the FCC’s Consumer Help Center at www.fcc.gov/consumers. To request this article in an alternate format - braille, large print, Word or text document or audio - write or call us at the address or phone number at the bottom of the page, or send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov. Consumer Help Center Alternate formats Last Reviewed 02/05/20 Federal Communications Commission · Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau · 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) · TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) · www.fcc.gov/consumer-governmental-affairs-bureau 2

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Agenda Item 2a.2 - FCC Broadband FAQ original pdf

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Getting Broadband Q&A What Is broadband? Broadband or high-speed Internet access allows users to access the Internet and Internet-related services at significantly higher speeds than those available through "dial-up" services. Broadband speeds vary significantly depending on the technology and level of service ordered. Broadband services for residential consumers typically provide faster downstream speeds (from the Internet to your computer) than upstream speeds (from your computer to the Internet). How does it work? Broadband allows users to access information via the Internet using one of several high-speed transmission technologies. Transmission is digital, meaning that text, images, and sound are all transmitted as "bits" of data. The transmission technologies that make broadband possible move these bits much more quickly than traditional telephone or wireless connections, including traditional dial-up Internet access connections. What are its advantages? ▪ Broadband is an important tool for expanding educational and economic opportunities for consumers in remote locations. ▪ Broadband allows you to take advantage of services not available or not convenient to use with a dial-up Internet connection, such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), an alternative to traditional voice telephone service. ▪ Broadband makes "telemedicine" possible: patients in rural areas can confer online with medical specialists in more urban areas and share information and test results very quickly. ▪ Broadband helps you efficiently access and use many reference and cultural resources via the Internet. ▪ You also need broadband to best take advantage of many distance learning opportunities, like online college or university courses, and continuing or senior education programs. ▪ Broadband allows you to shop online more quickly and efficiently. What types are available? Broadband can be provided over different platforms: ▪ Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) ▪ Cable Modem ▪ Fiber ▪ Wireless ▪ Satellite The broadband technology you choose will depend on a number of factors. These include how broadband Internet access is packaged with other services (like voice telephone and home entertainment), price and service availability. Federal Communications Commission · Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau · 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) · TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) · www.fcc.gov/consumer-governmental-affairs-bureau 1 Digital subscriber line (DSL) DSL is a wireline transmission technology that transmits data faster over traditional copper telephone lines already installed to homes and businesses. The following are types of DSL transmission technologies: ▪ Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) – used primarily by residential customers. ADSL typically provides faster speed in …

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Agenda Item 2b: United Way Presentation on Connect ATX original pdf

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ConnectATX Training: Austin Commission June 8, 2022 What is ConnectATX? Community tool that connects people with programs and services that are free or reduced cost, like food, transportation, health care, and more. A community helpline available by phone, text, and chat with bilingual staff and language line with over 200 languages Closed-loop referral system that allows organizations to receive referrals directly from the community It is a network of organizations that choose to use it in a variety of ways to best help those they serve Scale to thousands of calls per day Hundreds of calls per week Available statewide Focus on immediate needs Initial focus on Austin/Travis County Proactive assessment of many needs Calls average 4-7 minutes Calls average 10-15 minutes Anonymous, individual must retell story Longitudinal history of client referrals, needs, outcomes ConnectATX Features Have program(s) listed, claimed, and up-to-date Search for resources and refer clients to other programs Use as a client/case management system Turn on referral tools and receive referrals from the community Actively respond and update referral statuses Use analytics to access data on your program’s impact What is ConnectATX? ➢ Log in / Create free ConnectATX account ➢ Check for Recommended & ConnectATX partners ➢ Call our HelpLine (833) 512-2289 (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm) or text zip code to 85511 Searching: The Basics You can find free or reduced cost services on ConnectATX. Searching can be anonymous or you can login and create a profile. ➢ Start Searching by Zip Code ➢ Utilize the language feature on ConnectATX ➢ Narrowing your search result using filter options ➢ Resource Shopping Cart | Saving | Sharing your search results Understanding the Program Card • What is the Check Mark in the corner of the program card? • ConnectATX Partner icon vs Preferred Organization icon ➢ SAVE ➢ SHARE ➢ NOTES ➢ SUGGEST DEMO Introducing: ConnectATX Referral Tools One Step : lt allows an organization to capture a seekers information and then contact that individual. Screener Eligibility: referral tool allows an organization to capture a seekers information, and ask eligibility questions to determine if the seeker is eligible for services. Scheduler : People in need can book appointments directly from ConnectATX . The Scheduler includes Google Calendar and Outlook integrations. What happens to my Referrals? Inbound Referrals Go to “My Program Tools” > “Inbound Referrals.” Click the folder of the program with a new referral. 1. View the details …

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Agenda Item 3a.1 - FCC Broadband Speed Guide original pdf

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Broadband Speed Guide Compare typical online activities with the minimum download speed (Megabits per second, or Mbps) needed for adequate performance for each application. Additional speed may enhance performance. Speeds are based on running one activity at a time. For household broadband needs, use our Household Broadband Guide to compare minimum Mbps needs for light, moderate and high household use with one, two, three or four devices at a time (such as a laptop, tablet or game console). For more information on broadband speeds, see our Measuring Broadband America report. These numbers are rough guidelines and are not based on surveys or experiments conducted by the FCC. You should use your best judgment when choosing your broadband service. Minimum Download Speed (Mbps) Activity General Usage General Browsing and Email Streaming Online Radio VoIP Calls Student Telecommuting File Downloading Social Media Watching Video Streaming Standard Definition Video Streaming High Definition (HD) Video Streaming Ultra HD 4K Video 1 Less than 0.5 Less than 0.5 5 - 25 5 - 25 10 1 3 - 4 5 - 8 25 Federal Communications Commission · Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau · 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) · TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) · www.fcc.gov/consumer-governmental-affairs-bureau 1 Video Conferencing Standard Personal Video Call (e.g., Skype) HD Personal Video Call (e.g., Skype) HD Video Teleconferencing Gaming Game Console Connecting to the Internet 1 1.5 6 3 4 Online Multiplayer Consumer Help Center Alternate formats Last Reviewed 02/05/20 For more information on consumer issues, visit the FCC’s Consumer Help Center at www.fcc.gov/consumers. To request this article in an alternate format - braille, large print, Word or text document or audio - write or call us at the address or phone number at the bottom of the page, or send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission · Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau · 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) · TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) · www.fcc.gov/consumer-governmental-affairs-bureau 2

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Approved Minutes original pdf

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COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION http://www.austintexas.gov/cttc MINUTES Regular Meeting Wednesday – June 8, 2022 – 6:30 PM City Hall – Boards and Commissions - Room 1101 301 W. 2nd Street - Austin, TX 78701 Please go to http://www.austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/10_1.htm for backup material associated with this agenda. All ATXN (City Channel 6) programming is cablecast on Spectrum, Grande Communications, and Google Fiber on their cable channel 6, on AT&T U- Verse Channel 99 and webcast online. Over 20 meetings per month, including this commission meeting, are available on demand online, typically within a few hours of the cablecast. Schedules and video can be found at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/atxn-video-archive. CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Sophie Gairo - Mayor Steve Adler Nehemiah Pitts III - Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison, District 1 Steven Apodaca – Council Member Vanessa Fuentes, District 2 Malcolm Yeatts - Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria, District 3 Cristina Garza - Council Member José “Chito” Vela, District 4 Dave Floyd - Council Member Ann Kitchen, District 5 Vacant - Council Member Mackenzie Kelly, District 6 Maxine Eiland - Council Member Leslie Pool, District 7 Jennifer Ramos - Council Member Paige Ellis, District 8 Nicole Thompson – Council Member Kathie Tovo, District 9 Sumit DasGupta - Council Member Alison Alter, District 10 Commission Members Present Nehemiah Pitts III Malcolm Yeatts Cristina Garza Dave Floyd Commission Members Attending Remotely Steven Apodaca Maxine Eiland Sumit DasGupta Unexcused Absence Jennifer Ramos Sophie Gairo Nicole Thompson CALL TO ORDER Meeting Called to order at 6:37 pm. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. Commissioner Courtney Rosenthal spoke on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and related City of Austin staff investigations of the technology. She requested the commission request staff presentations on these investigations. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES –April 13, 2022 and May 11, 2022 An edit was read into the record to amend the District 4 Council member represented to reflect the election results. Motion to approve the April 13 and May 11 as amended made by Commissioner Apodaca and seconded by Chair Pitts passed on a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Garza abstaining. 2. STAFF AND COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS (A member of the public may not address a board at a meeting on an item posted as a briefing) a. United Way …

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COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Regular Meeting Wednesday – May 11, 2022 – 6:30 PM City Hall – Boards and Commissions - Room 1101 301 W. 2nd Street - Austin, TX 78701 Some members of the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register, contact Jesse Rodriguez at jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Nehemiah Pitts III, Chair Steven Apodaca Dave Floyd Jennifer Ramos Sumit DasGupta Sophie Gairo Malcolm Yeatts Maxine Eiland Nicole Thompson AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES –April 13, 2022 2. NEW BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action) a. Commission annual work plan retreat to plan priorities for the next year of commission activity – Led by Chair Pitts (Discussion and Action) 3. COMMISSION UPDATES (Discussion and Possible Action) a. Digital Inclusion, Civic Engagement, and Strategic Technology and Telecom Policy Working Group b. Knowledge, Information, and Data Stewardship Working Group c. Technology, Infrastructure, and Innovation Working Group FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Jesse Rodriguez at the Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs Department, at jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission, please contact Jesse Rodriguez at jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov

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COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION http://www.austintexas.gov/cttc MINUTES Regular Meeting Wednesday – May 11, 2022 – 6:30 PM City Hall – Boards and Commissions ‐ Room 1101 301 W. 2nd Street ‐ Austin, TX 78701 Please go to http://www.austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/10_1.htm for backup material associated with this agenda. All ATXN (City Channel 6) programming is cablecast on Spectrum, Grande Communications, and Google Fiber on their cable channel 6, on AT&T U‐ Verse Channel 99 and webcast online. Over 20 meetings per month, including this commission meeting, are available on demand online, typically within a few hours of the cablecast. Schedules and video can be found at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/atxn-video-archive. CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Sophie Gairo ‐ Mayor Steve Adler Nehemiah Pitts III ‐ Council Member Natasha Harper‐Madison, District 1 Steven Apodaca – Council Member Vanessa Fuentes, District 2 Malcolm Yeatts ‐ Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria, District 3 Vacant ‐ Council Member José “Chito” Vela, District 4 Dave Floyd ‐ Council Member Ann Kitchen, District 5 Vacant ‐ Council Member Mackenzie Kelly, District 6 Maxine Eiland ‐ Council Member Leslie Pool, District 7 Jennifer Ramos ‐ Council Member Paige Ellis, District 8 Nicole Thompson – Council Member Kathie Tovo, District 9 Sumit DasGupta ‐ Council Member Alison Alter, District 10 Commission Members Present Nehemiah Pitts III Steven Apodaca Malcolm Yeatts Dave Floyd Nicole Thompson Commission Members Attending Remotely Sumit DasGupta Maxine Eiland Unexcused Absence Jennifer Ramos Sophie Gairo CALL TO ORDER Meeting Called to order at 6:44 pm. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. No members of the public signed up to speak. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES –April 13, 2022 Motion to approve the minutes made by Vice Chair Apodaca, seconded by Chair Pitts, failed on a vote of 4-0-3, with Commissioners Floyd, DasGupta, and Eiland abstaining. 2. NEW BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action) a. Commission annual work plan retreat to plan priorities for the next year of commission activity – Led by Chair Pitts (Discussion and Action) Changes to the Working Groups: Commissioner DasGupta stepped down as co-Chair of the Technology, Infrastructure, and Innovation Working Group, leaving Commissioner Floyd as the sole Chair. Commissioner Floyd stepped down as the Chair of the Knowledge, Information, and Data Stewardship Working Group and Vice Chair Apodaca volunteered …

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COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Regular Meeting Wednesday – April 13, 2022 – 6:30 PM City Hall – Boards and Commissions - Room 1101 301 W. 2nd Street - Austin, TX 78701 Some members of the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register, contact Jesse Rodriguez at jesse.rodriguez@austintexas.gov CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Nehemiah Pitts III, Chair Steven Apodaca Dave Floyd Jennifer Ramos Sumit DasGupta Sophie Gairo Malcolm Yeatts Maxine Eiland Nicole Thompson AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – March 9, 2022 2. STAFF AND COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS (A member of the public may not address a board at a meeting on an item posted as a briefing) a. Briefing from the Housing and Planning Department on the FY 22-23 Action Plan and Community Needs Assessment (Max Horstman, Mandy DeMayo) b. Economic Development Department on COVID programs and current programs (Sylnovia Holt-Rabb, David Gray, and Susana Carbajal) 3. NEW BUSINESS (Discussion and Possible Action) a. 2022 Grant for Technology Opportunities Program Award Recommendations – Jesse Rodriguez, Interim Program Manager, Financial Services Department (Commission discussion and possible action) b. Digital Inclusion Town Hall Action – Chair Pitts (Commission discussion and possible action) c. Election of Officers (Commission discussion and possible action) 4. COMMISSION UPDATES (Discussion and Possible Action) a. Digital Inclusion, Civic Engagement, and Strategic Technology and Telecom Policy Working Group b. Knowledge, Information, and Data Stewardship Working Group c. Technology, Infrastructure, and Innovation Working Group FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Jesse Rodriguez at the …

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Agenda Item 2a - Housing and Planning Department on the FY 22-23 Action Plan original pdf

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Community Needs Assessment Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission Discussion on community needs and spending priorities for the FY 22-23 Action Plan Agenda Federal Reporting Process Review of FY 20-21 Performance Review of Existing Programs HOME-ARP Community Needs Assessment/ Public Comment Schedule Provide Your Feedback Federal Reporting Processes U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan (5-Year) Allocates federal resources to housing and community development Action Plan (1-Year) Summarizes actions, activities and federal/non- federal resources in the Consolidated Plan Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) (1-Year) End-of-year report on progress toward consolidated plan *You Are Here: The proposed Fiscal Year 22-23 Action Plan presents Year 4of the 5-Year Consolidated Plan 4 Fiscal Year 22-23 Action Plan & Funding Sources  Year 4 of 5-Year reporting period  Serves as application for funding from four entitlement grants Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Goal: Provide decent housing and a suitable living environment; expand economic opportunities for low-income people Funds must be spent within 8 years Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Goal: Benefit low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families by providing supportive services and housing Funds must be spent within 36 months Action Plan (1-Year) HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Goal: create affordable housing for low- income households Funds must be spent within 5 years Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Goal: Assist people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness Funds must be spent within 24 months 5 Review of Past Performance A look at services provided with federal funding in FY 20-21 FY 20-21 Accomplishments Snapshot • Total number of people served through federally funded projects (including CARES Act): 3,552 • Total number of people/households earning Extremely Low-Income (<30% MFI) served: 2,688 • Total number of federal dollars spent: Entitlement: $9,765,175 CARES Act: $10,196,749 7 Population Served by Income 2,688 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0 411 406 85 Extremely Low Income (<30% MFI) Very Low Income (31%-50% MFI) Low Income (51%-80% MFI) >80% MFI 8 Population Served Vs. Population of Austin by Race Data includes persons served by CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, AND ESG funded activities *Austin Population data provided by the American Community Census *Population served data provided by Housing and Planning Department and Austin Public Health staff 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Other (multi-racial, declined to say) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific …

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Agenda Item 2b - Economic Development Department on COVID and current programs original pdf

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Economic Development Department Overview April 2022 Arts Business Music C I T Y O F A U S T I N Arts Creative Spaces & Culture Cultural Arts Grants Artist Resources Public Art TEMPO • • • Art In Public Places The People’s Gallery C I T Y O F A U S T I N Heritage Grant • Heritage Capital Projects • Site-Specific Heritage Tourism Projects C I T Y O F A U S T I N Business Business Training Classes Pitch Competition & Panel Events One-on-One Business Coaching Family Business Loan Program: Total Funding Invested in Austin Business Community (since 2012): $19.2 Million $5.6 Million FBLP/ $13.7 Million Private Lender Borrowers Benefit Women/Minority business borrowers – 65.2% Latino business Borrowers – 26% ($3,776,419) LGBTQ+ Business Borrowers – 13% Jobs Benefit Creation of 255 + Jobs Hispanic/Latino Hires 26% C I T Y O F A U S T I N Business Expansion Sister Cities City-Issued Incentives Workforce Development Zero Waste with Austin Resource Recovery C I T Y O F A U S T I N Souly Austin Seaholm District 2nd Street District MUELLER Redevelopment Colony Park District Development C I T Y O F A U S T I N Music Artist Development Live Music Proclamations Music Industry & Venues Live Music Fund C I T Y O F A U S T I N COVID-19 Economic Recovery Visit ATXrecovers.com C I T Y O F A U S T I N COVID-19 Economic Recovery 12 Emergency Grant Programs totaling more than $60.5 million since 2020: • Arts Community Relief • Austin Arts and Culture Non-Profit Relief Grant • Austin Childcare Provider Relief Grant • Austin Creative Space Disaster Relief Program • Austin Creative Worker Relief Grant • Austin Economic Injury Bridge Loan Program. • Austin Legacy Business Relief Grant • Austin Live Music Venue Preservation Fund • Austin Music Disaster Relief Grant • Austin Non-Profit Relief Grant • Austin Small Business Relief Grant • National Endowment for the Arts Grant C I T Y O F A U S T I N COVID-19 Economic Recovery 8 Support Programs totaling more than $19 million since 2020: • Austin Civilian Conservation Corps for Creative Workers • Austin Community-Owned Food Retail Initiative • Austin Mental Wellness Support Line with Alliance Work Partners • Colony Park Sustainable Community Wellness Center • Community Champions for outreach and technical assistance • …

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Agenda Item 3a - GTOPs 2022 Program Award Recommendations original pdf

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M E M O R A N D U M Community Technology & Telecommunications Commission TO: FROM: Jesse Rodriguez, Interim Program Manager, Financial Services Department April 13, 2022 2022 Grant for Technology Opportunities (GTOPs) Awardees DATE: SUBJECT: The purpose of this memorandum is to request the Commission approve 1) the ten (10) 2022 GTOPs Core Awards, as scored by the GTOPs Grant Review Committee (the Committee) from April 5-11, 2022, with specific award amounts set by formula. GRANT PROGRAM PURPOSE GTOPs provides matching grant funds to Austin organizations that promote resident access to information technology, or that offer literacy programs that create digital opportunities and foster digital inclusion, particularly in underserved segments of our community. The goals of the program are to: ○ Increase use of digital and communications technology devices ○ Increase knowledge and skills of digital and communications technology ○ Increase access to and usage of the Internet AWARDEE SCORING AND SELECTION PROCESS Letters of Interest for 2022 GTOPs Core were accepted from November 1, 2021 through January 9, 2022 and grant applications were accepted from January 14, 2022 through February 13, 2022. The Community Technology & Telecommunications Commission appointed a volunteer Grant Review Committee comprised of seven (7) qualified community representatives, one (1) of whom dropped from the panel prior to final scoring. The City received a total of twenty-nine (18) applications for GTOPs 2022 Core. Prior to final scoring, the applicants were given the opportunity to respond to questions generated by the Committee. The Committee scored these applications using the GTOPs scoring criteria, including: Impact • Alignment with GTOPs Goals • • Success/feasibility • Budget and fiscal responsibility After the final scores were submitted by the Committee, the scores were ranked; the top and bottom reviewer scores were then dropped in accordance with the newly adopted Olympic style scoring system. 1 The remaining scores were averaged to give the formal score. Bonus points were allocated as programmatically required, giving the final application score. The final application scores were then entered into an algorithm that distributed awards proportional to the scoring of each organization, within program parameters. The parameters considered by the algorithm are: 1) $275,000 in GTOPs funds available. 2) The minimum amount awarded to any organization is 70% of the requested amount. 3) Funds are distributed proportional to differences in scoring. 4) The highest number of applications that can be funded considering 1 and 2 …

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Approved Minutes original pdf

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COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION http://www.austintexas.gov/cttc MINUTES Regular Meeting Wednesday – April 13, 2022 – 6:30 PM City Hall – Boards and Commissions ‐ Room 1101 301 W. 2nd Street ‐ Austin, TX 78701 Please go to http://www.austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/10_1.htm for backup material associated with this agenda. All ATXN (City Channel 6) programming is cablecast on Spectrum, Grande Communications, and Google Fiber on their cable channel 6, on AT&T U‐ Verse Channel 99 and webcast online. Over 20 meetings per month, including this commission meeting, are available on demand online, typically within a few hours of the cablecast. Schedules and video can be found at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/atxn-video-archive. CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Sophie Gairo ‐ Mayor Steve Adler Nehemiah Pitts III ‐ Council Member Natasha Harper‐Madison, District 1 Steven Apodaca – Council Member Vanessa Fuentes, District 2 Malcolm Yeatts ‐ Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria, District 3 Vacant ‐ Council Member José “Chito” Vela, District 4 Dave Floyd ‐ Council Member Ann Kitchen, District 5 Vacant ‐ Council Member Mackenzie Kelly, District 6 Maxine Eiland ‐ Council Member Leslie Pool, District 7 Jennifer Ramos ‐ Council Member Paige Ellis, District 8 Nicole Thompson – Council Member Kathie Tovo, District 9 Sumit DasGupta ‐ Council Member Alison Alter, District 10 Commission Members Present Nehemiah Pitts III Commission Members Attending Remotely Steven Apodaca Malcolm Yeatts Nicole Thompson Jennifer Ramos Sophie Gairo Excused Absence Sumit DasGupta Maxine Eiland Unexcused Absence Dave Floyd CALL TO ORDER Meeting Called to order at 6:43 pm. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first ten speakers who register to speak no later than noon the day before the meeting will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. No members of the public signed up to speak. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – March 9, 2022 Motion to approve the minutes as presented made by Commissioner Thompson, seconded by Commissioner Apodaca passed on a vote of 6-0. 2. STAFF AND COMMUNITY BRIEFINGS (A member of the public may not address a board at a meeting on an item posted as a briefing) a. Briefing from the Housing and Planning Department on the FY 22-23 Action Plan and Community Needs Assessment (Max Horstman, Mandy DeMayo) Presentation by Max Horstman and James May can be viewed here. b. Economic Development Department on COVID programs and current programs (Sylnovia Holt-Rabb, David Gray, and Susana Carbajal) Presentation by Sylnovia Holt-Rabb and Susana …

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