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Versión en español a continuación. Special Meeting of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory Board September 2, 2020 1:00 – 2:30 pm Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory Board meeting to be held September 2, 2020 1:00 – 2:30 PM held Via Videoconferencing 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 1, 2020 by Noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory Board on September 2, 2020 Meeting, residents must:  Call or email the board liaison at Laura Esparza at 512-974-4001 or laura.esparza@austintexas.gov no later than noon on September 1. Speakers will be required to provide their 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 Laura Esparza at 512-974-4001 or laura.esparza@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 Emma S. Barrientos Centro Mexico-Americano FECHA de la reunión 2 de septiembre de 1:00 pm a 2:30 pm 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 (1 de septiembre 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:  Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta Laura Esparza at 512-974-4001 o laura.esparza@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre …

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RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT THE CREATION OF A MUSIC HUB AT THE EMMA S. BARRIENTOS MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER (ESB-MACC) WHEREAS, the City Council has passed numerous resolutions to support the Music Industry and musicians; and WHEREAS, on March 3, 2016, Council approved Resolution No. 20160303-019, the Music and Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, which affirmed support for the music and creative ecosystem through short and long term goals specific to cultural tourism, revenue development, and venue retention; and WHEREAS, Resolution No. 20160303-019, “the Omnibus Music Resolution” approved by the City Council directed the City Manager to explore the implementation of the creation of a Music HUB which increase the opportunities for professional and aspiring musicians to provide rehearsal and performing space and to obtain educational, and training in the music industry; and WHEREAS, Resolution No. 20160303-019, “the Omnibus Music Resolution” specifically emphasized that “equity, diversity, and inclusion remains under emphasized in the arts/music/culture arena….and the City of Austin adopt equity, diversity, and inclusion in all policies;” and, WHEREAS, Austin demographics have changed but Mexican-American and Latino music continues to remain in the shadows of the “Live Music Capital of the World” in spite of the fact that Latinos comprise over 34% of the population and is 1 expected to grow even larger as a percentage of the Austin population; and, WHEREAS, Mexican-American and Latino musicians are struggling to appeal to Austin’s new wave of potential audiences and a Music HUB at the ESB-MACC will assist in the development of musicians to attract new audiences and supporters to achieve a thriving, diverse, inclusive and equitable music community; WHEREAS, in 2018 voters approved a $12 million bond proposal to acquire creative spaces for the arts and music and the City of Austin is currently soliciting ideas to accomplish this through a Request for Information; and, WHEREAS, musicians and community groups have advocated for over a year that the ESB-MACC be considered for an investment of $2 million to develop a Music HUB; NOW THEREFORE, OF AUSTIN: BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ESB-MACC ADVISORY BOARD OF THE CITY The ESB-MACC Advisory Board requests that $2 million of the $12 million bond funds approved in 2018 for creative spaces be allocated to the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center to develop a Music HUB as called for in the 2016 Austin Music and Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution approved by the City Council. 2 3

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Special Meeting of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory Board August 5, 2020 1:00 – 2:30 pm Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory Board meeting to be held August 5, 2020 1:00 – 2:30 PM held Via Videoconferencing Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance August 4, 2020 by Noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory Board on August 5, 2020 Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at Laura Esparza at 512-974-4001 or laura.esparza@austintexas.gov no later than noon on August 4. Speakers will be required to provide their 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 Laura Esparza at 512-974-4001 or laura.esparza@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 EMMA S. BARRIENTOS MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER ADVISORY BOARD REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 1:00 – 2:30 pm VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING BOARD MEMBERS David Goujon, Chair Arthur Navarro, Vice Chair Olga Campos-Benz, Member Gerardo Gandy, Member Wayne Lopes, Member Claudia Massey, Member Endi Silva, Member Tomas Salas Member Aida Cerda-Prazak, Member Diana Gomez, Member Ricardo Maga Rojas, Member , AGENDA CALL TO ORDER 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. CHAIR REPORT 3. PRESENTATIONS a. None 4. STAFF BRIEFINGS events. 5. NEW BUSINESS 1. LAAP 2. Budget 3. Transportation 4. Phase II a. Staff Report by Site Supervisor, Olivia Tamzarian on ESB-MACC programs and a. Review and approve Annual Report. (Goujon, Navarro) b. Discussion and possible action on a proposal being drafted by the Latino Mexican American Music …

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Annual Internal Review This report covers the time period of 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020 Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center ____________________________________ The Board/Commission mission statement (per the City Code) is: The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) is dedicated to the preservation, creation, presentation, and promotion of the cultural arts of Mexican Americans and Latino cultures. 1. Describe the board’s actions supporting their mission during the previous calendar year. Address all elements of the board’s mission statement as provided in the relevant sections of the City Code. (Reference all reports, recommendations, letters or resolutions presented to the City Council on mission-specific issues. If some of the elements of the mission statement were not acted on by the board in the past year, the report should explain why no action was taken.) During the period of 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020 the ESB-MACC Advisory Board’s focus continued to be on increasing the productivity and efficiency of our board meetings, allowing us to focus on serving as advisors that work towards improving current operations and future development of the ESBMACC. The ESB-MACC is a vital community resource for our Latino community that offers us a space where we can come together to celebrate, promote, and share our culture in the areas of music, dance, theater, literature, the visual arts, multi-media arts, genealogy, and history. This year, the board continued to support the ESBMACC staff and the artists in the newly created Latino Arts Access Program by ensuring that they have a fair and working contract. The board also worked with City staff and Council as the Phase II project continued to advance. The board supported the City’s process in selecting an architecture firm and supported Annual Review and Work Plan 2019-2020 Page # 2 the recommendation to enter into contract negotiations with the Miro Rivera Architects in collaboration with Tatiana Bilbao. The board also submitted a request to update our bylaws to reflect our board's current needs. The Finance and Audit approved to officially include Emma S. Barrientos as part of the advisory board name. The board continued to support and promote the signature events held at the ESBMACC as well as continued to support the digital programs that have been created in response to in person programs being cancelled due to COVID-19. 2. Determine if the board’s actions throughout the year comply with the mission statement. (If any of the board’s …

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MACC Staff Report August 5, 2020 Website: WWW.MACCAUSTIN.ORG, please sign up for our newsletter Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AustinESBMACC, please follow the MACC on Facebook Marketing ∙ Email Campaigns 2x/month to over 9,000 subscribers. (Sent on 5/15, 5/28, 6/9, 6/14, 7/1, 7/23) ∙ Total Facebook Followers: 7,996. ∙ Our ongoing virtual programming has increased our Facebook weekly engagement to 2.2k, which is considerably higher than related Austin Cultural Facebook pages. (It is worth noting that our page has higher engagement than pages with more than 3 times the amount of page likes, such as City of Austin government page and the Parks and Rec page!) Exhibits ∙ Textile Poetics ONLINE EXHIBIT, Chingonx Fire ONLINE EXHIBIT ∙ Coming Soon: Diana Molina XZ At the Crossroads 9/4/20‐11/28/20. Exhibit will be online only, coincides with Diana’s book Release: Icons & Symbols of the Borderland. ∙ Programming will involve artists & concepts from the Juntos Art Association https://www.juntosart.org/ A multi‐media exhibition by Diana Molina of the Juntos Art Association will trace a labyrinth of photography, film, and collage to crisscross dimensions of the Mestiza experience in a storyline that portrays and memorializes decades of border trajectories and ancestral journey leading to 2020. The female perspective is at the core of the storytelling as we re‐imagine, collectively, equity of representation and voice. Events: Desde La Sala ∙ Desde la Sala streamed online on Saturdays nights twice a month from 6‐9pm. ∙ Features 4 performances by local & national Latinx artists, streamed on Facebook & Youtube ∙ Performances are all pre‐recorded, but the DJ is performing live sets between songs. August 8: Easy Compadre, Frederico 7, Bang Data, Pinata Protest August 22: Gio Chamba, Texicana Mamas September 5: Sunbuzzed, Nemegata, É Arenas, Gina Chavez September 19: Mariachi Paredes de la UT, Edna Vazquez, Stephanie Urbina Jones & The Honky Tonk Mariachi, Mariachi Las Coronelas (Viva Mexico week) October 3: Marinero, Irene Diaz, Carrie Rodriguez Events: Spanglish Series ∙ Spanglish Series champions excellence in Creatives with Latinx Roots. Broadcast on Facebook live every other Thursday. July 9: Justin Favela. 407 views July 23: Alán Peláez López 971 views Events: Viva Mexico ∙ Video of Viva Mexico 2019, by Mari Hernandez ∙ Week of Viva Mexico Events: The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican‐American Cultural Center will host its annual Viva México celebration on Wednesday, September 16th from 5‐8pm. This lively celebration will be offered virtually, free of charge, live streamed on Youtube, …

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EMMA S. BARRIENTOS MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER SPECIAL CALLED MEETING ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES Wednesday, July 8, 2020 The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Advisory Board convened in a special called meeting via video conferencing. Board Members in Attendance: Tomas Salas, Chair Aida Cerda-Prazak, Vice Chair Olga Campos-Benz, Member Gerardo Gandy, Member David Goujon, Member Wayne Lopes, Member Ricardo Maga Rojas, Member Art Navarro, Member Claudia Massey, Member Endi Silva, Member Staff in Attendance: Laura Esparza, PARD Division Manager Lucas Massie, PARD Assistant Director Michelle Rojas, ESB-MACC Manager Olivia Tamzarian, ESB-MACC Supervisor CALL TO ORDER: Chair Salas called the Board Meeting to order at 1pm. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: None. A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Member Goujon motioned to approve the minutes. Member Gandy seconded. Vote Passed. (7.0) Members Campos-Benz, Maga Rojas, and Lopes Abstained. B. PRESENTATIONS 1. Presentation by Parks and Recreation staff on FY21 Budget.  Nicholas Johnson, Financial Analyst with the Finance division presented a report  outlining the FY20 and FY21 Budgets. Johnson explained the impacts COVID-19 has had on the budget. He explained that the city is currently in a hiring freeze and that funding has been used to offset the general revenue projection loss. For FY21 the department is projecting and evaluating what future fiscal years by projecting figures at five instead of three years out to prepare for tax shortfalls.  Member Goujon asked how boards could support cultural centers’ future budgets. Johnson expressed that advisory boards could assist to push for advocacy with establishing equity and efficiency. To provide recommendations of how to better manage funds. 1  Member Goujon asked when the ideal time to provide recommendations would be. Johnson responded that the time to make recommendations for FY21 is now and December 2020 or January 2021 for FY22. C. NEW BUSINESS 1. Discussion and possible action to nominate the ESB-MACC as a National Historic Landmark and Texas Historic Landmark (Goujon, Navarro)  Braulio Hurtado from Mark Odom Studios and Chair of the Latinos in Architecture Austin Chapter spoke in support of the nomination even though it does not qualify at this time. He discussed the architectural and cultural center significance and what it will represent in the post-pandemic era.  Member Massey asked about the process to receive the designation.  Member Campos-Benz also inquired on how long the process takes.  Division Manager Esparza discussed information provided by Kim McKnight, manager over …

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Special Meeting of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory Board July 8, 2020 1:00 – 2:30 pm Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory Board meeting to be held July 8, 2020 1:00 – 2:30 PM held Via Videoconferencing Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance July 7, 2020 by Noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory Board on July 8, 2020 Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at Laura Esparza at 512-974-4001 or laura.esparza@austintexas.gov no later than noon on July 7, 2020. Speakers will be required to provide their 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 Laura Esparza at 512-974-4001 or laura.esparza@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 EMMA S. BARRIENTOS MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER ADVISORY BOARD SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 1:00 – 2:30 pm VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING BOARD MEMBERS Tomas Salas, Chair Aida Cerda-Prazak, Vice Chair Olga Campos-Benz, Member Diana Gomez, Member Wayne Lopes, Member Claudia Massey, Member Arthur Navarro, Member Endi Silva, Member Gerardo Gandy, Member David Goujon, Member Ricardo Maga Rojas, Member AGENDA CALL TO ORDER 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. PRESENTATIONS FY21 Budget 3. NEW BUSINESS 1. LAAP 2. Budget 3. Transportation 4. Phase II 4. STAFF BRIEFINGS events. 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS a. Presentation by Parks and Recreation Financial Manager Vanorda Richardson on a. Discussion and possible action to nominate the ESB-MACC as a National Historic Landmark and Texas Historic Landmark (Goujon, Navarro) b. ACTION ITEM: …

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AUSTIN PARKS AND RECREATION FY 2021 BUDGET FORECAST April 2020 1 Department Budget Overview FY 2020 Totals at a Glance FY 2020 Approved FY 2020 Positions FY 2020 Sources 734.75 FTEs Over 1,600 Temporary Staff Tax Supported: 75% Fees/Other: 22.3% Grants/Other: 2.7% FY 2020 Budget by Program FY 2020 Budget Highlights • • • $700K for Montopolis and Dove Spring Recreation Centers programming expansion $158K for more programming for seniors $110K to expand out of school childcare program Community Services 54.8% 2 Budget $106.4 Million Support Services 5.3% Transfers, Debt Service, and Other Requirements 10.9% Parks, Planning, Development & Operations 29% Quality of Life Commissions Highlights Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities Expansion of Afterschool Programs ($575K) Asian American QoL Advisory Commission: Transportation to City Events ($6,500) • Hispanic/Latino QoL Resource Advisory Commission: After School STEM and Photography Programs for Youth of Color ($11,400) Commission on Seniors: Expanding Access to Recreational, Cultural and Social Programs ($158K) • • • Department Overview Data and Highlights • • • PARD currently scores 74% in overall quality of park/recreational services which is 11% above the national average (63%) FTE growth of 53 positions FY 2015-2020 65% of FY 2020 budget is personnel cost 75% 55% Measure PARD Overall Satisfaction National Average* 2018 79% 64% 2019 74% 63% 74% 76% 79% 74% 63% 63% 64% 63% Austin National Average 2016 2017 2018 2019 FY20 Expenditure Budget by Category Personnel 65.3% Contractuals 29.9% Commodities 4.7% 740 730 720 710 700 690 680 670 660 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 719.25 734.75 693.75 695.75 681.75 694.75 FTE 4 Department Budget Overview FY 2021 Proposed Total PARD Budget Forecast FY 2021 Proposed FY 2021 Proposed FY 2021 Sources Budget Positions Tax Supported: 75% Fees/Other: 22.3% Grants/Other: 2.7% $109.4 Million* 740.75 FTEs FY 2021 General Fund Highlights General Fund Budget Increase - $2.7M** Standard City-Wide Cost Drivers - $1.7M • • • Employee Wage Adjustment Increases Fleet Maintenance and Fuel City Support Services Department-Wide Cost Drivers - $1.3M Increases to accommodate items previously authorized by Council  Contractual Increases  Recreation Centers Expansion/Renovation  Operations & Maintenance Support *Includes Enterprise Golf Fund **Estimate only. FY21 Budget is still under development, pending City Council approval. 5 General Fund Department Revenue Forecast FY20 Budget Revenue of $14.8 million FY20 Projected Revenue of $10.8 million (27% ) The COVID-19 pandemic will result in significant impacts to PARD’s FY20 revenue budget. …

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MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER ADVISORY BOARD REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6-9pm Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center 600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701 BOARD MEMBERS Tomas Salas, Chair Denise Hernandez, Member Claudia Massey, Member Gerardo Gandy, Member David Goujon, Member Art Navarro, Member Ricardo Maga Rojas, Member Endi Silva, Member Aida Cerda-Prazak, Vice Chair AGENDA Citizens wishing to speak on the agenda and non-agenda related items must sign up at least ten minutes before the meeting is called to order. Citizens may speak on non-agenda items under the Citizens Communications section of the agenda. Citizens may speak on an agenda related item after a presentation on the item has been made, except that Citizens may not speak after City staff reports. Speakers signed up at least 10 minutes prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns. Boards and Commissions follow the same rules as City Council meetings. CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed (3) three minutes to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES B. PRESENTATIONS AND BRIEFINGS. 1. Introduction of new ESB-MACC Culture and Arts Education Manager, Michelle Rojas and update of Culture and Arts Education Supervisor recruitment 2. Presentation on the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy Waller Creek Master Plan C. STAFF REPORT, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS 1. Staff Report on ESB-MACC March Programs, Summer Camp Registration, and LAAP reports and events. (Salas, Cerda-Prazak) 2. Discussion and possible action on Advisory Board bylaw amendments (Cerda-Prazak, Salas) 3. Discussion and possible action on all working groups. (Goujon, Massey) a. LAAP b. Budget c. Transportation d. Phase II 4. Discussion and possible action on creation of Ethnographic Working Group (Salas, Cerda-Prazak) 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 6. 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 Laura Esparza at the Parks and Recreation Department, at 512-974-4001, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711.For more information on the Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory …

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Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) Community Interest Announcement COMMUNITY FORUM ESB-MACC Manager Community Feedback Session ESB-MACC auditorium 600 River Street Austin Texas 78701 Thursday, February 6th 6:30pm – Meet and Greet with Candidates 7:00pm – Finalists will answer Questions posed by an HR professional. Candidates will be scored by the public. A quorum of Commission members may be present. No action will be taken Board Liaison: Laura Esparza 512-974-4001

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MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER ADVISORY BOARD REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 6-9pm Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center 600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701 BOARD MEMBERS Tomas Salas, Chair Denise Hernandez, Member Claudia Massey, Member Gerardo Gandy, Member Aida Cerda-Prazak, Vice Chair David Goujon, Member Art Navarro, Member Endi Silva, Member AGENDA Citizens wishing to speak on the agenda and non-agenda related items must sign up at least ten minutes before the meeting is called to order. Citizens may speak on non-agenda items under the Citizens Communications section of the agenda. Citizens may speak on an agenda related item after a presentation on the item has been made, except that Citizens may not speak after City staff reports. Speakers signed up at least 10 minutes prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns. Boards and Commissions follow the same rules as City Council meetings. CITIZEN COMMUNICATION The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed (3) three minutes to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. CALL TO ORDER A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES B. PRESENTATIONS AND BRIEFINGS. 1. Briefing from Project Manager Heidi Tse and Project Coordinator Christina Bies on the RFQ for Phase II. 2. Briefing from Cole Kitten recapping meeting with APD and the Rainey Street Neighborhood Association. 3. Presentation by Michael Mendoza on a commemorative artwork for Manuel “Cowboy” Donley. C. STAFF REPORT, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS 1. Discussion and possible action on how the funds for the pocket park will be spent. (Cerda-Prazak, Navarro) 2. Discussion on the Mexican American Cultural District. 3. Discussion and possible action on a commemorative artwork for Manuel “Cowboy” Donely. (Hernandez, Salas) 4. Staff Report on ESB-MACC February Programs and LAAP reports and events. (Cerda-Prazak, Salas) 5. Discussion and possible action on all working groups. (Hernandez, Navarro) (Goujon, Massey) a. LAAP b. Budget c. Transportation d. Phase II 6. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 7. 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 Laura Esparza at the Parks …

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RAINEY SHARED STREETS PILOT UPDATE ESB-MACC ADVISORY BOARD FEBRUARY 5, 2020 AGENDA • MACC Survey and Survey Results • Next Steps 2 MACC INTERCEPT SURVEY • ATD and MACC staff worked together to create a MACC- specific survey on how the Rainey Shared Streets Pilot may affect MACC visitors. • ATD staff joined MACC staff on January 24 to survey during three MACC events: • Piecing It Together art opening • El Camino del Corazon photography opening with open mic • Sabor! A Night of Caribbean Music concert • Surveys were both administered by staff and available for visitors to complete independently. • A preamble explaining the Rainey Shared Streets Pilot was included on the survey if someone completed the survey independently. • The survey was available in Spanish and English. 3 MACC INTERCEPT SURVEY: QUESTIONS If you drove, did you park in the ESB-MACC parking lot? 1. How did you arrive to the ESB-MACC tonight? 2. 3. Did you know about the Rainey Shared Streets Pilot? 4. Does this Rainey Shared Streets Pilot affect how you travel to the 5. On a scale of 1-5, how strongly do you support the Rainey Shared MACC? Streets Pilot? 6. Does this Rainey Shared Streets Pilot affect how likely you are to attend future events at the MACC? 7. Where do you live? 8. How often do you visit the MACC? 9. We would love to know any additional thoughts you have on the Rainey Shared Streets Pilot or accessibility to the ESB-MACC. [Open Response] 4 MACC INTERCEPT SURVEY: RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS • 82 completed Surveys • Most people drove to the MACC (56), and most of them parked in the MACC parking lot (45) • 89% of respondents said the Pilot did not affect how they got to the MACC • Respondents were supportive of the Pilot. • Average rating of 3.53 out of 5 • 84% of respondents said the Pilot had no affect on their decision to attend future events at the MACC 5 Q1: HOW DID YOU ARRIVE TO THE ESB - MACC TONIGHT? Possible Answers (responses): • Drove with other people (32) • Drove by myself (24) Drove with Other People, 38% • Ridehailing (like Uber, RideAustin, etc.) (13) • Walk (8) • Bicycle (5) • Pedicab (0) • Other (0) • Public Transportation (1) • Micromobility (like scooter) (0) Walk, 10% Bicycle, 6% Ridehailing, 16% Public Transportation …

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M E M O R A N D U M December 13, 2019 Mayor and City Council Veronica Briseno, Director Economic Development Department Response to CIUR 2160 – Resolution No. 20190523-029 regarding Fifth Street Mexican American Heritage Center Corridor Cultural District Designation TO: FROM: DATE: SUBJECT: As part of the Palm District Master Plan Resolution (No. 20190523-029), Council directed the City Manager to “return to Council by August 1, 2019, with an action to initiate the process for a cultural district designation of the Corridor, the timeline for completing the designation and identifying other actions that will amplify the stories and contributions of the Mexican American community within that corridor and its immediate surroundings.” Staff response detailed in a memorandum dated July 31, 2019 outlined the timeline and next steps toward district formation ratified through formal local and/or state recognition. The foundational step in the outlined process is the completion of best practice research on district guidelines and criteria with a report to City Council no later than October 30, 2019. This memorandum provides an overview of the City of Austin context, methodology, recommendations that will best give honor and place-based testimony to this area’s rich Mexican American heritage. Please feel free to contact Nicole Klepadlo, Redevelopment Project Manager at 512-974-7739 if there are additional questions. xc: Attachment Spencer Cronk, City Manager Elaine Hart, Chief Financial Officer J. Rodney Gonzales, Assistant City Manager 1 | P a g e A. Methodology The August 1, 2019 response from EDD recommended the completion of best practice research on district guidelines and criteria of local designation of cultural districts and other types of districts. Cities explored in-depth included Seattle, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Phoenix, Houston, and New York City. Outreach to these communities was achieved through phone interviews, review of policy documents, and online research. The best practice research is detailed in the following documents included in the appendix:  District Development Best Practice Report  Matrix A. Policy Alignments identifies the City of Austin strategic and policy alignments that support place based economic development through district development.  Matrix B. District Typologies and City of Austin Districts  Matrix C. District Tools Matrices share specific place-based policy or programs, and specific efforts around cultural district development as requested in Resolution No. 20190523-029. B. City of Austin Context The City of Austin does not have a unified policy framework for place-based economic …

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MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER ADVISORY BOARD REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 6-9pm Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center 600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701 BOARD MEMBERS Tomas Salas, Chair Aida Cerda-Prazak, Vice Chair Rosemary Banda, Member Denise Hernandez, Member David Goujon, Member Endi Silva, Member Art Navarro, Member Claudia Massey, Member Tanya Karakashian, Member Gerardo Gandy, Member AGENDA Citizens wishing to speak on the agenda and non-agenda related items must sign up at least ten minutes before the meeting is called to order. Citizens may speak on non-agenda items under the Citizens Communications section of the agenda. Citizens may speak on an agenda related item after a presentation on the item has been made, except that Citizens may not speak after City staff reports. Speakers signed up at least 10 minutes prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns. Boards and Commissions follow the same rules as City Council meetings. CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed (3) three minutes to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES B. PRESENTATIONS AND BRIEFINGS. 1. Briefing from Project Manager Heidi Tse and Project Coordinator Christina Bies on the RFQ for Phase II. 2. Briefing from Cole Kitten recapping the process of the community engagement process for the Shared Street Pilot Program. C. STAFF REPORT, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS 1. Discussion and possible action on the community engagement process, impact of the closure of Rainey Street on the MACC parking lot and illegal ride share drop offs. (Cerda-Prazak, Salas) 2. Staff Report on ESB-MACC January Programs and LAAP reports and events. (Cerda-Prazak, Salas) 3. Discussion and possible action on competencies to consider for the ESB-MACC manager. (Salas, Cerda-Prazak) 4. Discussion and possible action on all working groups. (Goujon, Massey) a. LAAP b. Budget c. Transportation d. Phase II 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 6. 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 Laura Esparza at the Parks and …

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