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Regular Meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee - Meeting via video conference
Sept. 25, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee September 25, 2020 Joint Sustainability Committee to be held September 25, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (September 24, 2020 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the September 25, 2020 Joint Sustainability Committee Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 415-694-3111 and zach.baumer@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (September 24, 2020). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to zach.baumer@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del Comité Conjunto de Sostenibilidad septiembre 25, 2020 La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (septiembre 24, 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los residentes deben: junta al 415-694-3111 o • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de zach.baumer@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión - septiembre la 24, 2020). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo electrónico una solicitud para hablar al enlace de la junta, los residentes recibirán un …

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Aug. 26, 2020

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Special Meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee August 26, 2020 Joint Sustainability Committee to be held August 26, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (August 25, 2020). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the August 26, 2020 Joint Sustainability Committee Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 415-694-3111 and zach.baumer@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (August 25, 2020). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to zach.baumer@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. JOINT SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE August 26, 2020 (1:00 pm) VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Kaiba White, Chair (Resource Mgmt. Commission) Katie Coyne, Vice-Chair (Environmental Commission) Melissa Rothrock (Zero Waste Advisory Commission) Kelly Davis (Urban Transportation Commission) Fisayo Fadelu (Community Development Commission) Karen Magid (Austin Travis County Food Policy Board) Nhat Ho (Water & Wastewater Commission) Holt Lackey (Economic Prosperity Commission) Vacant - (Parks & Recreation Board) David Carroll (Design Commission) Alberta Phillips (City Council) Karen Hadden (Electric Utility Commission) Rob Schneider (Planning Commission) For more information, please visit: www.austintexas.gov/jsc AGENDA CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION The speakers who registered in advance for public comment have three minutes each to address items on the agenda at this time. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a) July 22, 2020 meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee 2. NEW BUSINESS possible action) a) Presentation and Review of the Draft Austin Climate Equity Plan (Discussion and/or b) Commission members report back on any relevant discussions from their respective boards and commissions – (Discussion and/or possible action) FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS • Planet Texas 2050 presentation • Food …

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Aug. 26, 2020

20200826-2A: Supporting Austin Climate Equity Plan original pdf

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COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Joint Sustainability Committee Recommendation 20200826-2A Supporting the Austin Climate Equity Plan WHEREAS, the City Council passed Resolution No. 20150604-048 adopting the Austin Community Climate Plan and creating the Joint Sustainability Committee; and WHEREAS, the Austin Community Climate Plan includes a schedule for reporting and updates, with a full plan revision in 2020; and WHEREAS, the harmful effects of climate change, including floods, droughts, heat waves and wildfires, are worsening in the Austin area and around the world; and WHEREAS, the “Global Warming of 1.5 °C” issued in 2018 by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change illustrates that keeping the average global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius will help to avoid severe effects of climate change, including ecosystems collapsing, that will very likely occur if warming reaches 2 degrees Celsius; and WHEREAS, low-income communities and communities of color in Austin and around the world are the most impacted by extreme weather and pollution despite having contributed least to the drivers of climate change and pollution; and WHEREAS, harmful land use and the refusal to create or enforce real environmental regulations continue to disproportionately expose communities of color to environmental harms, leading to unjust quality of life outcomes both historically and today; and WHEREAS, low-income communities and communities of color must be prioritized to receive the disproportionate benefits of the transition to a pollution-free society to remedy disproportionate harm done historically and presently; and WHEREAS, if we design and implement programs to serve low-income communities and communities of color, we will positively impact all residents in the Austin area; and WHEREAS, the Paris Agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change set a goal of “keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius”; and WHEREAS, current international, federal, state and local commitments to greenhouse gas reduction fall short of what is needed to keep average global warming to either 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s “Emissions Gap Report 2019” illustrates the significant magnitude in the gap between international commitments and needed emissions reductions; and WHEREAS, the City of Austin is a member of C40 Cities, a network of global cities committed to addressing climate change; and WHEREAS, C40 Cities has developed guidance for cities on setting greenhouse …

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Aug. 26, 2020

Backup_JSC_Draft Climate Plan Summary_Presentation original pdf

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2020 Austin Climate Equity Plan August 2020 Summary ● We’ve been updating the Community Climate Plan o First draft has been internally reviewed o Draft for public comment coming out next week – full and summary documents. o Council in October ● What we’re looking for from you: ○ Comments ○ Areas of Interest ○ Pledge of Support 2015 Community Climate Plan Adopted by Council in June 2015 Electricity & Natural Gas Transportation & Land Use Materials & Waste Management 135 qualitative actions directed at departments 2 0 1 7 Travis C ounty C arbon Footprint 12.5 million metric tons carbon dioxide-equivalent Industrial Processes How was this plan update created? • 24 City Staff • 120 Community Members (NGO, Govt., Business) • 12 Ambassadors • 4 Equity Trainings • 5 Community Workshops (over 250 attendees) • 14 Steering Committee Meetings • 60+ Advisory Group Meetings • 50+ Interviews by Ambassadors Steering Committee Members Co-Chairs Mayuri Raja, AZAAD, Google Shane Johnson, Sierra Club Katie Coyne, Asakura Robinson Susana Almanza, PODER Joep Meijer, Citizen Jim Walker, Univ. of Texas Rocio Villalobos, Equity Office Drew Nelson, Mitchell Foundation Rodrigo Leal, Guidehouse Rene Renteria, Citizen Kaiba White, Public Citizen Lauren Peressini, Sunrise Movement Shawanda Stewart, Huston-Tillotson Univ. Kenneth Thompson, Solar Austin Ben Leibowicz, Univ. of Texas Suzanne Russo, Pecan Street Inc. Pooja Sethi, Sethi Law Darien Clary, AISD Alberta Phillips, Joint Sustainability Committee, ECHO AG Representatives: Nakia Winfield, Brandi Clark Burton, Karen Magid, Kurt Stogdill, and Nick Kincaid A History of Inequities that Remains Today • The Austin 1928 Master Plan divided the city along racial lines, forcibly displacing Black residents into specific, undesirable areas. • The Tank Farm fuel storage facility, Eastside Landfill, and the Holly Power Plant exposed people of color to toxic pollution in East Austin neighborhoods. • Gentrification is taking place in parts of the city where low-income people and people of color have been forced to live, the African-American share of the Austin population declined from 12% in 1990 to 7.7% in 2010. • As of 2015, 52% of white Austin residents were homeowners, only 27% of African-American and 32% of Hispanic/Latinx residents owned homes. • Cases of COVID-19, hospitalization and mortality rates are disproportionately affecting Latinx and Black communities We are Changing the Earth’s Climate Warming over 2℃could be catastrophic to life on earth Climate Projections for Austin • Low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately affected …

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Aug. 26, 2020

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Aug. 26, 2020

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Item 1 JOINT SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES SPECIAL MEETING August 26, 2020 The Joint Sustainability Committee convened in a special meeting on August 26, 2020 via videoconferencing. Chair Kaiba White called the Board Meeting to order at 1:03 pm. Board Members in Attendance: Kaiba White Chair, Fisayo Fadelu, Rob Schneider, Holt Lackey, Karen Magid, David Carroll, Alberta Phillips, Kelly Davis, Nhat Ho, Katie Coyne Vice-Chair, Melissa Rothrock, Karen Hadden Board Members Absent: None City Staff in Attendance: Zach Baumer, Phoebe Romero CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION The speakers who registered in advance for public comment have three minutes each to address items on the agenda at this time. • None 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a) July 22, 2020 meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee • Motion to approve (Commissioner Coyne), second (Commissioner Lackey), 10 approved, 0 opposed, 2 abstained. 2. NEW BUSINESS a) Presentation and Review of the Draft Austin Climate Equity Plan (Discussion and/or possible action) • Office of Sustainability staff provided overview of plan process and all draft goals • Reviewed equity-focused process, themes, tool and Community Climate and strategies Ambassadors program • Overall, the new proposed community-wide target is to be Net Zero by 2040 and pursue negative emissions to 2050. There are 18 goals and 75 strategies. Three goals are cross-cutting big picture, and the rest are across five topic areas, including: o Sustainable Buildings o Transportation and Land Use o Transportation Electrification o Natural Systems o Food and Product Consumption • Reviewed implications of strategies in meeting emissions reduction targets • Discussion on questions regarding new additions to plan, regional collaboration and alignment with other Texas cities and the baseline for goals. • The Recommendation for Supporting the Austin Climate Equity Plan was approved with the following friendly amendments on motion by (Commissioner White), seconded by (Commissioner Coyne) on a 10 approved, 0 opposed, 0 abstained vote. A friendly amendment by Commissioner Davis to fix a typo was adjusted. A friendly amendment by Commissioner Carroll to clarify that the five additional members proposed for the Joint Sustainability be appointed by council. b) Commission members report back on any relevant discussions from their respective boards and commissions – (Discussion and/or possible action) • None discussed FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS • None discussed Motion to adjourn (Commissioner White). Meeting adjourns at 2:33 pm. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. …

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July 22, 2020

Agenda_JSC_20200722 original pdf

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Special Meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee July 22, 2020 Joint Sustainability Committee to be held July 22, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (July 21, 2020). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the July 22, 2020 Joint Sustainability Committee Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 415-694-3111 and zach.baumer@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (July 21, 2020) The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to zach.baumer@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. JOINT SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE July 22, 2020 (1:00 pm) VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Kaiba White, Chair (Resource Mgmt. Commission) Katie Coyne, Vice-Chair (Environmental Commission) Melissa Rothrock (Zero Waste Advisory Commission) Kelly Davis (Urban Transportation Commission) Fisayo Fadelu (Community Development Commission) Karen Magid (Austin Travis County Food Policy Board) Nhat Ho (Water & Wastewater Commission) Holt Lackey (Economic Prosperity Commission) Vacant - (Parks & Recreation Board) David Carroll (Design Commission) Alberta Phillips (City Council) Karen Hadden (Electric Utility Commission) Rob Schneider (Planning Commission) For more information, please visit: www.austintexas.gov/jsc AGENDA CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION The speakers who registered in advance for public comment have three minutes each to address items on the agenda at this time. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a) June 24, 2020 meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee 2. NEW BUSINESS a) COVID-19 Food System Recommendation (Discussion and/or possible action) b) CapMetro Project Connect Update (Discussion and/or possible action) c) Update on the Austin Community Climate Plan Revision (Discussion and/or possible action) d) Commission members report back on any relevant discussions from their respective boards and …

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July 22, 2020

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Aust in Communit y Climat e Plan 2020 Revision 7/ 22/ 20 JSC Schedule July Reviews and Revisions by Staff and Steering Committee Aug. Boards & Commissions + Public Comment Period Sept . Finalize and present to council Two Versions of the New Plan Brief Version Full Ve rs ion ● Le s s tha n 20 pa ge s ● P icture s a nd Colors ● Acce s s ible a nd re a da ble ● Tra ns la te d into S pa nis h, Vie tna me s e , S implifie d Chine s e ● S umma rize s ma jor conce pts a nd points but not a ll the de ta ils on s tra te gie s ● 100 pa ge s ● Lightly de s igne d ● Figure s , Gra phs , a nd Cha rts ● Full goa ls , s tra te gie s , a nd “how we ’ll ge t the re ” ● All the de ta ils ● Exte ns ive Appe ndix Boards and Commissions Tour August + September ● Food P olicy ● Economic P ros pe rity ● Community De ve lopme nt ● Wa te r a nd Wa s te wa te r ● Urba n Tra ns porta tion ● P la nning ● LGBTQ Qua lity of Life ● His pa nic / La tino Qua lity of Life ● As ia n Ame rica n Qua lity of Life ● Africa n Ame rica n Re s ource Advis ory ● Commis s ion on Immigra nt Affa irs ● Commis s ion on S e niors ● Commis s ion on Wome n ● Ma yor’s Commis s ion for P e ople with Dis a bilitie s ● P a rks a nd Re cre a tion ● Re s ource Ma na ge me nt ● Ele ctric Utility ● Environme nta l ● De s ign ● Ze ro Wa s te Advis ory Climate Leaders Forum ● Le tte r s e nt to ma ny loca l Bus ine s s e s ○ S hort lis t of la rge s t compa nie s ○ Clima te P la n P a rticipa nts ○ Full Aus tin Gre e n Bus ine s s …

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July 22, 2020

Backup_JSC_ATCFPB COVID-19 Food System Response Recommendation_20200722 original pdf

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BOARD/COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Austin Travis County Food Policy Board Recommendation Number: 20200612-4.c.v.i COVID-19 Food System Response Recommendation The COVID-19 pandemic, the related shutdown, and the human toll experienced disproportionately by Black and Indigenous communities, and People of Color (BIPOC) expose the legacy and ongoing entrenchment of racial injustice in our food and economic systems. Austin faces a historical and pivotal moment as we uncover the stark contrasts related to resources and the racialized structures that form what we now call our “food system.” The contrasts begin with the creation of a system of food production on land first taken from Indigenous peoples and later taken from Black farmers. A racialized system has created White wealth through policies, practices, laws and policing, and granted unequal access to capital and profit in the food system through the exploitation, enslavement and death, primarily of Black people. On that same spectrum, throughout our history and today, Latinx workers and immigrants of color who have always performed “essential” food system work are underpaid, exposed to dangerous and unstable working conditions, harassment and economic instability. BIPOC workers in the food system are also disproportionately unable to afford good food. Locally, clear contrasts revealed through COVID-19 include a woefully under-resourced and undeveloped food system in terms of planning, resiliency and coordination. Food workers have either been laid-off and then return to back-of-house low-paid jobs in restaurants and food businesses with insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE), or they have continued to work throughout the pandemic on farms and in grocery stores, risking exposure without paid sick leave, while corporations have prospered from the heightened demand for food-related staples. Statewide, primarily Latinx meatpacking workers experienced a large outbreak of coronavirus infection with little immediate testing or support. Infection, hospitalization, and death rates from COVID-19 in our region have also skewed disproportionately Latinx. This is not an accident, but at least partly is a result of our racialized food system that produces inequitable and devastating impacts for the BIPOC in our region. As significant funding shifts are considered in local budgets, we must invest sufficient resources to understand, dismantle and remake our food system into one that is economically and racially just and puts the workers and small businesses who have been negatively impacted at the center of the process throughout. This includes food access as a right (the end of food insecurity). This is not easy to do. It requires …

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July 22, 2020

Backup_JSC_CapMetro Presentation_20200722 original pdf

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Join Sustainability Commitee Project Connect Overview JULY 22, 2020 1 1 AGENDA 1. PROJECT CONNECT OVERVIEW 2. PROJECT CONNECT TIMELINE 3. RECOMMENDED SYSTEM PLAN 4. SYSTEM PLAN FEATURES 5. OVERVIEW BY MODE 6. SEQUENCING 7. RENDERINGS 8. COMMUNITY BENEFITS 9. FUNDING 10. NEXT STEPS 2 PROJECT CONNECT OVERVIEW 33 3 4 PROJECT CONNECT TIMELINE A 20 Year Discussion DEC 2018 APR 2019 AUG 2019 – MAR 2020 MAY 2020 JUN 2020 AUG 2020 NOV 2020 2021 – Beyond Project Connect Vision Plan Adopted Austin Strategic Mobility Plan Adopted Virtual Meetings Held Six Joint Work Sessions held, Covering Program, Funding and Governance Joint Session – System Plan Adoption June 10 Establish LGC Potential Transit Referendum Action It’s Go Time! Potential Transit Referendum Community Engagement Ongoing 5 PROJECT CONNECT RECOMMENDED SYSTEM PLAN 66 6 PROJEC T CONNEC T SYSTEM PLAN RECOMMENDATION Light Rail Transit in Dedicated Transitways for Orange, Blue and Gold Lines - 36 Miles, 40 Stations incl. Downtown Transit Tunnel High Frequency Bus with Priority Treatments 7 New Routes - ~74 Miles, 193 Stations Station and Operational Improvements New Commuter Rail Service to Connect Downtown to Colony Park with potential extension to Manor and Elgin 8 New Routes - 5 outside service area 24 New Park & Rides - 10 outside the service area Better bus service and stop amenities Enhanced demand response service Zero Emissions Improved Customer Tech New Circulator Zones (Pickup) Maintenance Facility Improvements 7 CONCEPTUAL DRAWING 8 8 Split Platform Street Section CONCEPTUAL DRAWING 9 9 BLUE LINE OVERVIEW 10 GOLD LINE OVERVIEW 11 ORANGE LINE OVERVIEW 12 GREEN LINE OVERVIEW 13 METRORAPID OVERVIEW 14 RECOMMENDED PROGRAM SEQUENCE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Y E A R S Initial Phase: MetroRapid Extensions* LRT* Phase II LIGHT RAIL Orange Line (LRT) Blue Line (LRT) Gold Line (LRT) METRORAIL METRORAPID Phase I Phase II Phase III Red Line (Commuter Rail) Green Line (Commuter Rail) METROEXPRESS & PARK AND RIDES METROBUS & METROACCESS IMPROVED CUSTOMER TECH Notes: 1. Based on 3/9/2020 funding recommendation 2. Years based on federal NEPA and funding approvals * When funding is available 15 NEPA / Preliminary Engineering Final Design / Procurement Construction / Commissioning 16 CONCEPTUAL DRAWING 17 17 CONCEPTUAL DRAWING 18 18 CONCEPTUAL DRAWING 19 19 Regional Transportation Center CONCEPTUAL DRAWING 20 20 PROJECT CONNECT COMMUNITY BENEFITS 2121 21 SYSTEM BENEFITS ✓ Easing traffic in our city …

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July 22, 2020

20200722-2B: JSC Recommendation on Project Connect Funding signed original pdf

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COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Joint Sustainability Committee Recommendation 20200722-2B – Recommendation on Project Connect Funding The CapMetro Project Connect plan is an essential long-term plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while improving equitable access to affordable, efficient and comfortable transportation, and meeting the goals of the Austin Community Climate Plan and the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan. Therefore, the Joint Sustainability Committee recommends that the Austin City Council place a request on the November 2020 ballot to fully fund the plan in line with the “CapMetro Recommended Program Sequence”. Record of the vote: Motion to approve by Commissioner White, second by Commissioner Schneider. Motion passes 7 approve, 0 opposed, 0 abstained. Date of approval: July 22, 2020 Attest: __________________________________ Zach Baumer, Liaison Zach Baumer

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July 22, 2020

Approved Minutes_JSC_20200722 original pdf

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Item 1 JOINT SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING MEETING MINUTES July 22, 2020 The Joint Sustainability Committee convened in a special meeting on July 22, 2020 via videoconferencing. Chair Kaiba White called the Board Meeting to order at 1:16 pm. Board Members in Attendance: Kaiba White Chair, Fisayo Fadelu, Rob Schneider, Holt Lackey, Karen Magid, David Carroll, Karen Hadden, Alberta Phillips Board Members Absent: Kelly Davis, Nhat Ho, Katie Coyne Vice-Chair, Melissa Rothrock City Staff in Attendance: Zach Baumer, Phoebe Romero CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION The speakers who registered in advance for public comment have three minutes each to address items on the agenda at this time. • Susan Pantell o Concern about airport expansion and desire to include this within considerations of climate plan. o Desire for more expanded outreach as part of climate plan efforts. o Push for stronger, multi-modal transportation goals. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a) June 24, 2020 meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee • Motion to approve (Commissioner Schneider), second (Commissioner Lackey), 8 approved, 0 opposed, 0 abstained. 2. NEW BUSINESS a) COVID-19 Food System Recommendation (Discussion and/or possible action) • Recommendation from Austin-Travis County Food Policy Board asking for additional staff and funding for a comprehensive economic, health and environmentally focused-food system response considering COVID-19. • Motion to approve (Commissioner Hadden), Second (Commissioner White); Motion withdrawn by Commissioner Hadden to allow time for future review by commissioners and a vote at a later time. b) CapMetro Project Connect Update (Discussion and/or possible action) • Presentation by Yannis Banks and Rob Borowski, CapMetro • Overview of timeline, proposed lines and system benefits • Discussed upcoming events and decision points, including funding options • Recommendation to support Project Connect Funding • Motion to approve (White), Second (Schneider) – 7 approve, 0 opposed, 0 abstained. c) Update on the Austin Community Climate Plan Revision (Discussion and/or possible action) • Item will be discussed at next meeting d) Commission members report back on any relevant discussions from their respective boards and commissions – (Discussion and/or possible action) FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS • None discussed Motion to adjourn (Commissioner White). Meeting adjourns at 2:44 pm. 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 …

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July 22, 2020

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June 24, 2020

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Special Meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee June 24, 2020 Joint Sustainability Committee to be held June 24, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (June 23, 2020). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the June 24, 2020 Joint Sustainability Committee Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 415-694-3111 and zach.baumer@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (June 23, 2020). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to zach.baumer@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. JOINT SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE June 24, 2020 (1:00 pm) VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Kaiba White, Chair (Resource Mgmt. Commission) Katie Coyne, Vice-Chair (Environmental Commission) Melissa Rothrock (Zero Waste Advisory Commission) Kelly Davis (Urban Transportation Commission) Fisayo Fadelu (Community Development Commission) AGENDA Karen Magid (Austin Travis County Food Policy Board) Nhat Ho (Water & Wastewater Commission) Holt Lackey (Economic Prosperity Commission) Vacant - (Parks & Recreation Board) David Carroll (Design Commission) Alberta Phillips (City Council) Karen Hadden (Electric Utility Commission) Rob Schneider (Planning Commission) For more information, please visit: www.austintexas.gov/jsc CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION The speakers who registered in advance for public comment have three minutes each to address items on the agenda at this time. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a) May 27, 2020 meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee 2. NEW BUSINESS action) a) Update on the Austin Community Climate Plan Revision (Discussion and/or possible b) Community Resilience Trust Presentation (Discussion and/or possible action) c) Commission members report back on any relevant discussions from their respective boards and commissions – (Discussion and/or possible action) FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS …

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June 24, 2020

Backup_JSC_20200624_Austin Community Climate Update Presentation original pdf

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Aust in Communit y Climat e Plan 2020 Revision 6/ 24/ 20 JSC Schedule June First full draft of the plan July Reviews and Revisions by Staff and Steering Committee Aug. Boards & Commissions + Public Comment Period Sept . Finalize and present to council How w as t his plan creat ed? • • • • • • • 24 City Staff 120 Community Members (NGO, Govt, Business) 12 Ambassadors • • Overall • • 50% People of Color 54% Women 4 Equity Trainings 5 Community Workshops (over 250 attendees) 14 Steering Committee Meetings 60+ Advisory Group Meetings 50+ Interviews by Ambassadors Aust in’s Communit y-w ide Greenhouse Gas Invent ory Net -zero by 2050 → Net -zero by 2040 Draft Goals & St rat egies A Plan Among Plans 5 Plan Sect ions: • Sustainable Buildings • Transportation Electrification • Transportation & Land Use • Natural Systems • Consumption Water Forward Plan Austin Energy Generation Plan CapMetro - Project Connect Land Use Code Revision Zero Waste Master Plan Aust in Communit y Climat e Plan Austin Strategic Mobility Plan & Smart Mobility Roadmap Summary 17 Goals - What needs to be accomplished by 2030 to keep us on track 71 Strategies - What should be implemented in the next 5 years to make progress Centered on Equity Throughout ● P rioritize ince ntive s a nd ta rge t communica tions towa rds low income communitie s a nd communitie s of color ● S pe cific focus on Anti-Dis pla ce me nt ● Focus on a J us t Tra ns ition (tra ining a nd jobs ) for ne w indus trie s a nd te chnology ● P rioritize He a lth be ne fits for the Ea s te rn Cre s ce nt ● Involve communitie s of color in ongoing le a rning a nd s tudie s SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS Sust ainable Buildings Goal 1: All new buildings will be Net Zero Carbon by 2030, and all exist ing buildings will be Net Zero Carbon by 2040, while st riving t o reduce energy burden across t he cit y. • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ensure benefits flow to under-resourced communities Enhance accessibility of energy information and understanding New energy building codes and full electrification of buildings Equitable workforce development for emerging technologies …

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Backup_JSC_20200624_Community Resilience Trust original pdf

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Community Resilience Trust ATX It started as a question: How do we make Austin the most equitable city, starting with COVID-19? Community Resilience Trust ATX 1. Provide a community-driven, holistic, strategic and systemic response to this pandemic in the short term, and 2. Develop our resilience as a community in the long term. Contact Us Perspectives Included Food Universities City Staff Black Infographics Latino Media Advocacy Undocumented Marketing Recently Incarcerated Design Transportation LGBTQIA+ Government Research Housing Disaster Recovery Environment Medical Education Funding Asian Small Business Community Resilience Trust in Action Strategic Partnerships Daily Meetings Collaborative Projects Communications Research & Design Amplification of Events & Projects What We’ve Produced Research & Briefings Culturally Relevant Website Infographics AISD Response Support PPE Re-allocation Amplified Events Funding Community Nonprofits Facebook Group Service Experience Survey Community Strategies Food Systems Minute with the Mayor Input to Officials Prisons & Juveniles Mobile Clinics Resource Aggregation Convergence of Worlds Diverse & Representative Stakeholder Partnership EQUITY HEALING Standing in the Future Listening to Listening Responsible Inclusive Accessible Consent-based TRANSFORMATION SYSTEMS DESIGN Human-Centered Strategic Actionable Strategic Approach 1. What are the key issues influencing outcomes? (Lived experience + Data) 2. What is at the source of the issue? (What is happening causally?) 3. Where does the inequity lie? Where is the integrity lacking? (Policies, practices, training, gatekeepers, etc.) 4. What are the leverage points to impact that issue at the source? (Who to talk to, opportunities to influence, public pressure points) 5. What are we as a group going to take on or who could we support that is already addressing it? Build Team Assess Need Communicate Find Gaps Research Build Trust Resolve Conflict Create Strategies Design Solutions Collaborate Formalize Develop Workability Create Strategies Design Solutions Collaborate Fundraise Duplicate Success Build Capacity Share the Model FORMING STORMING NORMING PERFORMING CRT Evolution QUARTERLY UPDATE PROGRESS MILESTONES Established Mid-March ● Cohort grew from 8 to 30+ ● CRT Facebook Community ● CoVid Website Launched ● Successful in Move to Phase 5 ● Stay Home / Work Safe Infographic ● Design Team Formation ● 8k Food Delivery Program ● Facebook Group Started ● AISD Equity Group ● Pregnant Mamas Group ● Translation Team ● Anti-Racist Lens April Update ● Cap Metro & AISD Partner re: Wifi ● Protocols Infographics ● Minute w/ The Mayor ● Frontline Worker Design Workshop ● Testing Research ● Food Project In Full Swing ● Cohort grew to 100+ …

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June 24, 2020

Approved Minutes_JSC_20200624 original pdf

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Item 1 JOINT SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING MEETING MINUTES June 24, 2020 The Joint Sustainability Committee convened in a special meeting on June 24, 2020 via videoconferencing. Chair Kaiba White called the Board Meeting to order at 1:02 pm. Board Members in Attendance: Kaiba White Chair, Nhat Ho, Fisayo Fadelu, Rob Schneider, Holt Lackey, Melissa Rothrock, Karen Magid, David Carroll, Alberta Phillips Board Members Absent: Kelly Davis, Karen Hadden, Katie Coyne Vice-Chair City Staff in Attendance: Zach Baumer, Phoebe Romero CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION The speakers who registered in advance for public comment have three minutes each to address items on the agenda at this time. • No citizen communication. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a) May 27, 2020 meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee • Motion to approve (Commissioner Schneider), second (Commissioner Ho), 7 approved, 0 opposed, 1 abstained. 2. NEW BUSINESS a) Update on the Austin Community Climate Plan Revision (Discussion and/or possible action) • Update on schedule and overview of engagement process • Overview of how equity was evaluated • Overview of draft goals and strategies b) Community Resilience Trust (Discussion and/or possible action) • Organization started by Earth Day Austin board members Janis Bookout and Ruben Cantu to develop a community-driven, holistic response to the COVID-19 pandemic • Collaborating with organizations like Central Texas Allied Health Institute and Huston-Tillotson University to focus on removing silos within the response system and having a comprehensive, cross-sectional approach • Developing work plan to move forward with various focus areas including APD accountability, civic engagement, COVID-19 and disproportionately affected communities and food access. c) Commission members report back on any relevant discussions from their respective boards and commissions – (Discussion and/or possible action) • None discussed FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS • None discussed Motion to adjourn (Commissioner White). Meeting adjourns at 2:32 pm. 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 Zach Baumer with the Office of Sustainability at 512-974-2836, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Joint Sustainability Committee, please contact Zach Baumer at (zach.baumer@austintexas.gov or 512-974-2836).

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Agenda_JSC_20200527 original pdf

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Special Meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee May 27, 2020 Joint Sustainability Committee to be held May 27, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (May 26, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the May 27, 2020 Joint Sustainability Committee Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at Zach Baumer at 415-694-3111 and zach.baumer@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (May 26, 2020). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 30 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to zach.baumer@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. JOINT SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE May 27, 2020 (1:00 pm) VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Kaiba White, Chair (Resource Mgmt. Commission) Katie Coyne, Vice-Chair (Environmental Commission) Melissa Rothrock (Zero Waste Advisory Commission) Kelly Davis (Urban Transportation Commission) Fisayo Fadelu (Community Development Commission) AGENDA Karen Magid (Austin Travis County Food Policy Board) Nhat Ho (Water & Wastewater Commission) Holt Lackey (Economic Prosperity Commission) Vacant - (Parks & Recreation Board) David Carroll (Design Commission) Alberta Phillips (City Council) Karen Hadden (Electric Utility Commission) Rob Schneider (Planning Commission) For more information, please visit: www.austintexas.gov/jsc CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION The speakers who registered in advance for public comment have three minutes each to address items on the agenda at this time. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a) April 22, 2020 meeting of the Joint Sustainability Committee 2. NEW BUSINESS a) Community Resilience Discussion (Discussion and/or possible action) b) Green Infrastructure Update (Discussion and/or possible action) action) c) Update on the Austin Community Climate Plan Revision (Discussion and/or possible d) Commission members report back on any relevant discussions from their …

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May 27, 2020

Backup_JSC_Climate_Plan_Revision_Update_ZB_20200527 original pdf

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Joint Sust ainabilit y Commit t ee Climat e Program Manager Updat e May 27, 2020 Current Status ● The First DRAFT of Goals / Strategies from the Advisory Groups are in (with a few additions coming later this week). ● Friday 6/5 – Steering Committee comments due. ● Monday 6/15 – Advisory Groups submit final goals/strategies to Steering Committee ● Friday 6/19 – First full draft of the Revised Climate Plan Complete ● Next JSC Meeting in June 24 – Another update with more details Schedule - Revised as of 5/15 July 3 - OOS Finalize 2nd Draft July 3-10 - 2nd Draft Review July 10 - 24 - Finalize 2nd Draft July 24 - Deliver Executive Summary to Designer Boards and Commissions Tour Aug 3 - Draft Final Plan released for Public Comment Aug 10-21- Address Public Comments, Review & Finalization of Plan July 24 - 31 Layout 2nd Draft into Plan Template Aug 21-28 - FINAL REVIEW Sept 1 -11 FINALIZATION OF ALL MATERIALS CMO Presentation Prepare for Council Action Oct 1 - Council Meeting May 22 - first draft goals / Strategies Due June 12 - OOS Finalize 1st Draft May 26- June 5 - Review & Finalization of Strategies OOS Full Plan Drafting June 12-19 - 1st Review June 19 - July 3 - Address Comments and create 2nd Draft May June July August September 1st view of the DRAFT goals DRAFT Transport at ion and Land Use - Goals 1. By 2030, 70% of new housing units are located within the growth centers and corridors and 80% of new non-residential development are located within the growth centers and corridors. 2. Preserve 10,000 deeply affordable housing units and produce 1000 deeply affordable units by 2030. 3. By 2030, Public Transit will make up 20% of total commutes in Austin. 4. By 2030, 20% of Austin residents will work from home. 5. By 2030, People-powered Transportation (bicycle, walking, wheelchairs, etc.) will make up 15% of total commutes in Austin. DRAFT Transport at ion Elect rificat ion - Goals 1: By 2030, 40% of total vehicle miles traveled in the City of Austin are electrified (approximately 460,000 electric vehicles) and vehicle ownership is diverse culturally, geographically and economically. 2. By 2030, has adequate and equitably distributed charging infrastructure that is a mix of level 1, 2, and DC fast charging to accommodate 40% of total vehicle miles …

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