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Aug. 1, 2022

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REGULAR MEETING of the MUSIC COMMISSION AUGUST 1, 2022, 6:30PM CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS ROOM 1001 301 W 2ND STREET AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701 Some members of the BOARD/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 via 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 by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Kim McCarson, kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov, 512-974-7963. CURRENT COMMISSIONERS: Anne-Charlotte Patterson – Chair, Nagavalli Medicharla - Vice Chair, Oren Rosenthal – Secretary, Graham Reynolds – Parliamentarian, Gavin Garcia, Lauryn Gould, Christopher Limon, Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, Patrice Pike, Scott Strickland, Stuart Sullivan CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL AGENDA The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Music Commission Regular Meeting on July 11, 2022. 1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. 3. Discussion and possible action on City-paid music performance including loading and unloading and cancellation. Discussion and possible action on Austin Convention Center renovation, expansion and music industry role following presentation by Katy Zamesnik, Chief Administration Officer, Austin Convention Center. 4. Discussion and possible action on Music Commission community engagement events. Font Size: 12; Font: Times New Roman; Font Style: Regular 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Discussion and possible action following update on the Live Music Fund Hotel Occupancy Tax Collections by Kim McCarson, Program Manager, Music & Entertainment Division, Economic Development Department. 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 Kim McCarson at the Economic Development Department, at (512-974-7963, kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov), for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Music Commission, please contact Kim McCarson at 512-974- 7963, kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov. Font Size: 12; Font: Times New Roman; Font Style: Regular

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July 11, 2022

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REGULAR MEETING of the MUSIC COMMISSION JULY 11, 2022, 6:30PM PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, ROOM 1405 6310 WILHELMINA DELCO DRIVE AUSTIN, TEXAS Some members of the Music 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 via 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 by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Kim McCarson, 512-974-7963, Kimberly.McCarson@austintexas.gov. CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Anne-Charlotte Patterson – Chair, Nagavalli Medicharla - Vice Chair, Oren Rosenthal – Secretary, Graham Reynolds – Parliamentarian, Gavin Garcia, Lauryn Gould, Christopher Limon, Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, Patrice Pike, Scott Strickland, Stuart Sullivan AGENDA CALL TO ORDER MUSICAL PERFORMANCE The Tiarra Girls PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Music Commission Special Called Meeting on June 24, 2022. 1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 2. Discussion and possible action following update by the Disabilities Task Force for Circuit of the Americas (COTA) and other venues. Font Size: 12; Font: Times New Roman; Font Style: Regular 3. 4. 5. 6. Discussion and possible action following presentation on the City of Austin’s Request for Proposal Process particularly as it pertains to the Live Music Fund timeline by Yolanda Miller, Deputy Procurement Officer, and Cyrenthia Ellis, Purchasing Manager, Financial Services Department. Discussion and possible action following update on the Austin Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) by Anne Gatling Haynes, Chief Transaction Officer. Discussion and possible action on improving Music Commission engagement with community and City Council. Discussion and possible action on City-paid music performance including loading and unloading. 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 Kim McCarson at the Economic Development Department, at 512-974-7963, Kimberly.McCarson@austintexas.gov, for additional information; …

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June 24, 2022

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Special Called Music Commission Meeting Friday, June 24, 2022, 12:30pm Austin City Hall – Council Chambers Room 1001 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin TX 78701 Some members of the Music 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 register to speak on an item once, either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three (3) minutes to provide their comments. Speakers wishing to participate remotely by telephone are required to register in advance no later than noon the day before the meeting. To register to speak remotely email or call Kim McCarson at kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov , 512-974-7963 by noon on Thursday, June 23, 2022. CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Chair - Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Vice-chair - Nagavalli Medicharla, Secretary - Oren Rosenthal, Parliamentarian - Graham Reynolds, Gavin Garcia, Lauryn Gould, Christopher Limon, Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, Patrice Pike, Scott Strickland, Stuart Sullivan CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL AGENDA The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. CHAIR’S REPORT Music Commission role in industry investment and City of Austin real estate development 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of Minutes from Regularly Scheduled Meeting on May 2, 2022. 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and Possible Action following overview of performance opportunities in the City by Erica Shamaly, Division Manager, Music & Entertainment Division, Economic Development Department. b. Discussion and Possible Action following update on the Live Music Fund Hotel Occupancy Tax Collections by Sylnovia Holt-Rabb, Director, Economic Development Department. c. Discussion and possible action following presentation from Caitlin Ryan of Stream Realty, and the Historic Landmark Commission, on possible demolition and redevelopment of venue spaces in downtown entertainment districts. d. Discussion and possible action on improving Music Commission engagement with community and City Council. e. Discussion and Possible action on nominating and selecting a Music Commission representative to the Downtown Commission. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and Possible Action following update on Joint Arts and Music Commission b. Discussion and Possible Action on addition of Short-term Rentals to Hotel Occupancy Working Group. Tax fund revenue. 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 …

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June 6, 2022

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Music Commission Monday, June 6, 2022, 6:30pm Austin City Hall – Council Chambers Room 1001 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin TX 78701 Some members of the Music 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 register to speak on an item once, either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three (3) minutes to provide their comments. Speakers wishing to participate remotely by telephone are required to register in advance no later than noon the day before the meeting. To register to speak remotely email or call Kim McCarson at kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov , 512-974-7963 by noon on Sunday, June 5, 2022. CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Chair - Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Vice-chair - Nagavalli Medicharla, Secretary - Oren Rosenthal, Parliamentarian - Graham Reynolds, Gavin Garcia, Lauryn Gould, Christopher Limon, Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, Patrice Pike, Scott Strickland, Stuart Sullivan AGENDA CALL TO ORDER MUSICAL PERFORMANCE PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The Tiarra Girls The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. CHAIR’S REPORT Key issues the Music Commission will take up in the next 12 months. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of Minutes from Regularly Scheduled Meeting on May 2, 2022. 2. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and Possible Action following overview of performance opportunities in the City by Erica Shamaly, Division Manager, Music & Entertainment Division, Economic Development Department. b. Discussion and Possible Action following update on the Live Music Fund Hotel Occupancy Tax Collections by Sylnovia Holt-Rabb, Director, Economic Development Department. c. Discussion and Possible Action following presentation on the City of Austin’s Request for Proposal Process particularly as it pertains to the Live Music Fund by Yolanda Miller, Deputy Procurement Officer, and Cyrenthia Ellis, Purchasing Manager, Financial Services Department. d. Discussion and possible action following presentation from Caitlin Ryan of Stream Realty, and the Historic Landmark Commission, on possible demolition and redevelopment of venue spaces in downtown entertainment districts. e. Discussion and possible action on improving Music Commission engagement with community and City Council. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and Possible Action on Austin Convention Center renovation, expansion and music industry role following presentation by Katy Zamesnik, Chief Administration Officer, Austin Convention Center. b. Discussion and Possible Action following update on …

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May 2, 2022

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Music Commission Monday, May 2, 2022, 6:30pm Austin City Hall – Council Chambers Room 1001 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin TX 78701 Some members of the Music 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 register to speak on an item once, either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three (3) minutes to provide their comments. Speakers wishing to participate remotely by telephone are required to register in advance no later than noon the day before the meeting. To register to speak remotely email or call Kim McCarson at kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov , 512-974-7963 by noon on Sunday, May 1, 2022. CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Chair - Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Vice-chair - Nagavalli Medicharla, Secretary - Oren Rosenthal, Parliamentarian - Graham Reynolds, Gavin Garcia, Lauryn Gould, Christopher Limon, Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, Patrice Pike, Scott Strickland, Stuart Sullivan AGENDA CALL TO ORDER MUSICAL PERFORMANCE Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS Approval of Minutes from Regularly Scheduled Meeting on April 4, 2022. a. Update on Live Music Fund and Creative Space Assistance Program by Erica Shamaly, Division Manager, and Kim McCarson, Program Manager, Music & Entertainment Division, Economic Development Department. 3. NEW BUSINESS Corporation. Working Group. 4. OLD BUSINESS Tax fund revenue. a. Discussion and Possible Action on Austin Convention Center renovation, expansion and music industry role following presentation by Katy Zamesnik, Chief Administration Officer, Austin Convention Center and Laura Templeton of the Downtown Commission. b. Discussion and Possible Action following update on the Austin Economic Development c. Discussion and Possible Action regarding officer elections. d. Discussion and Possible Action following update on Joint Arts and Music Commission a. Discussion and Possible Action on voter registration and Music Commission role. b. Discussion and Possible Action on addition of Short-term Rentals to Hotel Occupancy 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 …

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Creative Space Assistance Program - FY 2022 Scoring Matrix Category Criteria Access to Services Applicant lacks access to services, including: • Access to traditional funding support • Healthcare coverage for employees • Applicant and/or project located in a Qualified Census Tract (QCT) Compelling Project Need The applicant demonstrates the funding will address a compelling organizational need. Up to 20 Points The applicant demonstrates the level of urgency of need according to the following categories: • Most Urgent: Applicant displaced or requires immediate relocation, lease renewal, or renovation in 6 months to avoid displacement Urgent: Applicant not displaced, but requires immediate relocation, lease renewal, or renovation in 7-13 months to avoid displacement Less Urgent: Applicant not displaced, but requires immediate relocation, lease renewal, or renovation in 14-20 months to avoid displacement • • Applicant Demonstrates co-location / sub-leasing opportunities, including: • • Co-location has served or advanced the applicant’s mission, cultural use, or artistic production Applicant has either increased access to affordable space to other creatives, or has benefited from increased income Co-location has improved programmatic efficiencies/collaboration for the applicant • Available Points Up to 30 Points Up to 15 Points Up to 15 Points Community Benefit Demonstrates impact to the community through such elements as mission, programs, events, and relationships. Up to 5 Points The applicant demonstrates that it’s committed to equity and to serving historically underrepresented communities in Austin. Up to 20 Points Event History & Programming Advancement Demonstrates the quality and advancement of its event history and artistic programming & services over time. 5 points New Recipient 10 Bonus Points The applicant has not received previous City funding, including: • • • • • • • Arts Space Assistance Program Creative Space Assistance Program Creative Space Disaster Relief Program Austin Live Music Venue Preservation Fund Austin Legacy Business Relief Grant Austin Small Business Relief Grant Austin Non-Profit Relief Grant Urgency Co-Location Equity

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Live Music Fund Event Program Staff Update Music & Entertainment Division Economic Development Department 5/2/2022 LIVE MUSIC FUND EVENT PROGRAM –Award Amounts Fiscal Year 2022-23 Award Budget • $3M for 1-Year Contracts • Set Awards of $5,000-$10,000K each. • First disbursement of funds is 50% of the total award upon execution of contract. • Awards paid over a 12-month contract drawn down monthly for reimbursable eligible expenses with final 10% paid upon receipt of final report. • Any funds not utilized by Awardees go back into the Live Music Fund for future applicants. C I T Y O F A U S T I N E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T 00/00/00 2 LIVE MUSIC FUND EVENT PROGRAM –3rdParty Administrator Solicitation The formal solicitation for a qualified 3rd Party Administrator, including Music Commission solicitation instruction recommendations, is underway to provide a user-friendly process for Applicants and Awardees: ➢ Estimated 1,200–2,500 Applicants and 250–500 Program Awardee Contractors. ➢ Detailed solicitation quote for administration fee required from interested parties. ➢ City of Austin providing technical assistance for application registration and preparation. ➢ 3rd Party Administrator identifies subcontractor partner for applicant eligibility ➢ 3rd Party Administrator evaluates and scores eligible applications verified by verifications. subcontractor. ➢ 3rd Party Administrator’s subcontractor provides a “Results Accuracy Check” to ensure all eligible applications were correctly evaluated and scored. ➢ 3rd Party Administrator executes 12-month contracts with Program Awardees. ➢ City Staff monitor and assist with Awardee contract commitments. C I T Y O F A U S T I N E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T 00/00/00 3 LIVE MUSIC FUND EVENT PROGRAM –Timeline • May 2, 2022: Music Commission Staff Update • May–December 2022: 3rd Party Solicitation Process • March 2023: 3rd Party RCA Date • May 2023: 3rd Party Contract Start Date / Kick-Off Mtg • May–June 2023: Application Timeline • July 2023: Awardee Contract Start Date C I T Y O F A U S T I N E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T 00/00/00 4

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BOARD/COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION Downtown Commission Recommendation Number: 20220420-2(d) Convention Center Expansion Working Group Whereas: Convention & trade show attendance has not recovered to pre-"great recession" 2008/2009 levels and national convention center attendance was generally declining in the years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas: Austin has never met its hotel room night goals (332K) listed in the consulting reports advocating for the 2002 convention center expansion. The 2018 number was 246K. Whereas: Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund revenue, which pays for prior and future convention center expansions, declined significantly during COVID-19 and has yet to stabilize - let alone return to pre- COVID levels. Whereas: Austin is currently paying for multiple Convention Center-related bonds, including the 2002 expansion (maturing in 2029), and the Austin Convention Center Enterprises Hilton Hotel bond – which is in jeopardy of defaulting while any convention expansion construction occurs. Whereas: Austin convention center expansion plans were conceived with pre-COVID-19 assumptions, not taking into account the increasing shift to hybrid gatherings. Whereas: A research team led by UT academics published findings in Nature Sustainability (Dec. 2021) concluding that the recent shift to hybrid conventions produced both environmental and inclusivity benefits as physical attendance dropped. Whereas: Total Central Business District room demand from 2018 was 2.8M, and total Convention Center room nights were 246,235, which indicates that even pre-COVID the Convention Center accounted for fewer than 9% of total Central Business District rooms. Whereas: In past years pre Covid 19, the Austin Convention Center drove a small part of the tourism economy, accounting for approximately 2% of the tourists who come to Austin. Whereas: The completion of the Fairmont which is connected to the Austin Convention Center added nearly 140,000 square feet of meeting room space, effectively expanding the convention center at no cost to taxpayers to accommodate larger events while increasing competition for smaller events, and the Marriott Downtown offers over 60,000square feet of meeting space, and is located across the street from the Convention Center with similar benefits and costs to the convention center. Whereas: San Antonio, Dallas and Houston all presently have larger convention facilities. In an already competitive market and with Austin's convention center attendance suffering from the pandemic, Austin will likely find it increasingly challenging to compete in an eroding market with ever-increasing supply and shrinking demand. Whereas: Dallas has recently announced a multi-billion-dollar convention expansion where they project their attendance to more than …

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Music Commission Monday, April 4, 2022, 6:30pm Austin City Hall – Council Chambers Room 1001 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin TX 78701 Some members of the Music 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 register to speak on an item once, either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three (3) minutes to provide their comments. Speakers wishing to participate remotely by telephone are required to register in advance no later than noon the day before the meeting. To register to speak remotely email or call Kim McCarson at kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov , 512-974-7963 by noon on Sunday, April 3, 2022. CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Chair - Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Vice-chair - Nagavalli Medicharla, Secretary - Oren Rosenthal, Parliamentarian - Graham Reynolds, Gavin Garcia, Lauryn Gould, Christopher Limon, Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, Patrice Pike, Scott Strickland, Stuart Sullivan AGENDA CALL TO ORDER MUSICAL PERFORMANCE PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Jon Muq The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS Approval of Minutes from Regularly Scheduled Meeting on March 7, 2022. a. Presentation on the Community Navigator Program by Casey Ubias, Program Manager, Small Business Division, Economic Development Department. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and Possible Action on Austin Convention Center renovation, expansion and music industry role following presentation by Katy Zamesnik, Chief Administration Officer, Austin Convention Center. b. Discussion and Possible Action on Austin Music Disaster Relief following presentation by Casey Smith, Strategic Planning Manager, Economic Development Department. c. Discussion and Possible Action on addition of Short-term Rentals to Hotel Occupancy Tax fund revenue following presentation by Luis Briones, Airbnb. d. Discussion and Possible Action on the Live Music Fund following update by Kim McCarson, Program Manager, Music and Entertainment Division. e. Discussion and Possible Action following update on Joint Arts and Music Commission f. Discussion and Possible Action regarding officer elections. Working Group. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and Possible Action on budget recommendation. b. Discussion and Possible Action on voter registration and Music Commission role. 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 …

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April 4, 2022

20220404-3b: Austin Music Disaster Relief Funding original pdf

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MUSIC COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20220404-3b Commissioner Mahone Recommendation for Funding Seconded By: Chair Patterson Date: April 4, 2022 Subject: Motioned By: Recommendation The Music Commission recommends that the City of Austin fund the remaining applicants of the Austin Music Disaster Relief Grant. Description of Recommendation to Council The Music Commission recommends that additional disaster relief funds in the amount of $3.3M be made available to fill a shortfall documented by the Economic Development Department in the last round of ARPA funding. Rationale: A tremendous number of ATX working musicians who applied for disaster relief funds were denied due need vastly outstripping demand. Economic Development Department records show this shortfall to be $3.3M. As multiple COVID-19 variants continued to result in cancelled gigs through the early part of this year, our city’s musician have struggled financially since the beginning of the pandemic. The Music Commission recommends that the city help fund this gap through any available source. Vote For: 8 (Chair Patterson, Vice-chair Medicharla, Commissioners Reynolds, Gould, Limon, Mahone, Pike, Strickland) Against: 0 Abstain: 0 Absent: 3 (Commissioners Garcia, Rosenthal, and Sullivan) Attest: Kim McCarson 1 of 1

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Recommendation 20220404-3a: Budget Recommendation FY 2023 original pdf

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MUSIC COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20220404-3a Seconded By: Commissioner Reynolds Date: April 4, 2022 Subject: Music Commission Budget Recommendation FY 2023 Motioned By: Vice-chair Patterson Recommendation The Music Commission recommends $15 Million for FY 2023 from any and all available sources to sustain, strengthen, and build the Austin music economy. Description of Recommendation to Council The Music Commission, in support of Austin’s unique music ecosystem, recommends that the Austin City Council designate a $15 Million investment for FY2023 to Austin music professionals and enterprises for the purpose of growing operations, fueling Austin music industry growth, and supporting the music community in a visionary way. The Commission gratefully acknowledges the support the Austin music industry received from the City of Austin through COVID relief programs. As we emerge from a two-year pandemic period, the Commission recommends robust dedicated funding to transform and elevate the Austin music economy. Sources for the requested $15 Million could include, but are not limited to the General Fund, hotel occupancy taxes (outside of the Live Music Fund), public-private partnerships, and other sources. The commissions recommends the following investments: 1. As ATX music is a driver of tourism, an increase in Visit Austin’s budget specifically to create a dedicated Music Marketing Fund for the Austin music ecosystem, targeted to audiences both within and outside of Austin. Budget request: $3 Million. Source: Hotel Occupancy Taxes 2. A 3rd round of pandemic disaster relief for musicians due to need vastly outstripping demand in 2021, with the goal of helping musical artists remain in Austin. Budget request: $3 Million. Sources: General Fund, partnerships with private sector entities 3. Investment in the development of a music-centered capital venture which includes low-cost rehearsal, studio and other creative music spaces, and affordable housing units. Budget request: $9 Million. 1 of 2 Sources - Project Connect Anti-Displacement funding, General Fund, Density Bonus fees. With the addition of funding from Federal tax credits for affordable housing and private sector partnerships the total project budget should target $25 Million for a complete development unique to Austin, Texas. Rationale: ● Austin is the Music Capital of the World and the music industry here is a major driver of tourism and economic growth for the City of Austin. ● Austin is facing an affordability crisis, with market-rate real estate out of reach for most musicians, venues, and music industry workers. ● The pandemic has continued to create severe economic losses …

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AUSTIN MUSIC COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES The Austin Music Commission convened in a regular meeting on April 4th 2022, at Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St. Austin, TX 78701 April 4, 2022 BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Chair - Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Vice-chair - Nagavalli Medicharla, Parliamentarian - Graham Reynolds (virtual), Lauryn Gould (virtual), Christopher Limon (virtual), Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone (virtual), Patrice Pike (virtual), Scott Strickland Staff in Attendance: Erica Shamaly, Stephanie Bergara, Kim McCarson CALL TO ORDER 6:39pm MUSICAL PERFORMANCE PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Jon Muq The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. None 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS 3. NEW BUSINESS Approval of Minutes from Regularly Scheduled Meeting on March 7, 2022. Commissioner Reynolds motions. Vice-chair Medicharla seconds. Motion carries 7-0. a. Presentation on the Community Navigator Program by Casey Ubias, Program Manager, Small Business Division, Economic Development Department. Commissioner Limon joins the meeting 7:11pm. a. Discussion and Possible Action on Austin Convention Center renovation, expansion and music industry role following presentation by Katy Zamesnik, Chief Administration Officer, Austin Convention Center. Katy Zamesnik was not able to attend the meeting. No action taken. b. Discussion and Possible Action on Austin Music Disaster Relief following presentation by Casey Smith, Strategic Planning Manager, Economic Development Department. Commissioner Mahone motions to recommend funding the remaining applicants of the Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund. Chair Patterson seconds. Motion carries 8-0. c. Discussion and Possible Action on addition of Short-term Rentals to Hotel Occupancy Tax fund revenue following presentation by Luis Briones, Airbnb. Commissioner Gould left the meeting 8:40pm. Commissioner Limon left the meeting at 8:40pm. 1 AUSTIN MUSIC COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES April 4, 2022 Commissioner Gould returns 8:41pm. Commissioner Gould left the meeting 8:42pm. Commissioner Limon returns 8:42pm. Commissioner Limon left the meeting at 8:49pm. Commissioner Limon returns 8:50pm. Chair Patterson motions to put this item on future agenda, Commissioner Strickland seconds. d. Discussion and Possible Action on the Live Music Fund following update by Kim McCarson, Program Manager, Music and Entertainment Division. No action taken. e. Discussion and Possible Action following update on Joint Arts and Music Commission Working Group. No action taken. f. Discussion and Possible Action regarding officer elections. No action taken. 4. OLD BUSINESS action taken. a. Discussion and Possible Action on budget recommendation. …

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Music Commission Monday, March 7, 2022, 6:30pm Austin City Hall – Council Chambers Room 1001 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin TX 78701 Some members of the Music 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 register to speak on an item once, either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three (3) minutes to provide their comments. Speakers wishing to participate remotely by telephone are required to register in advance no later than noon the day before the meeting. To register to speak remotely email or call Kim McCarson at kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov , 512-974-7963 by noon on Sunday, March 6, 2022. CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Chair - Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Vice-chair - Nagavalli Medicharla, Secretary - Oren Rosenthal, Parliamentarian - Graham Reynolds, Gavin Garcia, Lauryn Gould, Christopher Limon, Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, Patrice Pike, Scott Strickland, Stuart Sullivan AGENDA CALL TO ORDER MUSICAL PERFORMANCE Ray Prim PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS Approval of Minutes from Regularly Scheduled Meeting on February 7, 2021. a. Update on City rate for musicians from Stephanie Bergara, Artist and Industry Development, Music & Entertainment Division, b. Update on Live Music Fund recommendation by Erica Shamaly, Division Manager, Music & Entertainment Division. 3. NEW BUSINESS industry role. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and Possible Action following presentation by Quentin Prior, Battalion Chief/Assistant Fire Marshall, Special Events, on venue safety priorities. b. Discussion and Possible Action on Gig Buddy following presentation by Pat Buchta and Sonya Jevette of Austin Texas Musicians. c. Discussion and Possible Action on convention center renovation, expansion and music a. Discussion and Possible Action on making a possible budget recommendation. b. Discussion and Possible Action on voter registration and Music Commission role. c. Discussion and Possible Action on increasing City rate for musicians. 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 …

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20220307-3c: Recommendation on increasing City rate for musicians original pdf

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MUSIC COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20220307-3c Seconded By: Vice-chair Medicharla Chair Patterson Increasing the City Rate for Musicians Date: March 7, 2022 Subject: Motioned By: Recommendation The Music Commission recommends that the City of Austin increase the rate for musicians to $200 per hour. Description of Recommendation to Council The Music Commission recommends that the hourly rate for City of Austin musical performances increase to $200/hr per musician. Rationale: Musician pay for City of Austin Performances has not increased since 2016, while during that time, the cost of living in Austin has risen dramatically. Each hour of musical performance represents hours of rehearsal, songwriting, travel time, and more; expenses for equipment and rehearsal space; and years spent honing talent and craft. The City of Austin should set the standard for well-paying music gigs here in the Live Music Capitol of the World. Vote For: 8 (Chair Patterson, Vice-chair Medicharla, Commissioners Rosenthal, Reynolds, Garcia, Gould, Limon, Mahone) Against: 0 Abstain: 0 Absent: 3 (Commissioners Pike, Strickland, and Sullivan) Attest: Kim McCarson 1 of 1

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AUSTIN MUSIC COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES The Austin Music Commission convened in a regular meeting on March 7th, 2022, at Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St. Austin, TX 78701 March 7, 2022 BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Chair - Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Vice-chair - Nagavalli Medicharla, Secretary - Oren Rosenthal, Parliamentarian - Graham Reynolds (virtual), Gavin Garcia (virtual), Lauryn Gould, Christopher Limon (virtual), Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone (virtual) Staff in Attendance: Erica Shamaly, Stephanie Bergara, Kim McCarson CALL TO ORDER 6:38pm MUSICAL PERFORMANCE Ray Prim PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. Pat Buchta, Austin Texas Musicians, speaks in support of trying to find more money for the Austin Music Disaster Relief program. Zack Morgan speaks in critique of the Austin Music Disaster Relief Grant distribution. Sarah Hall speaks in critique of the Austin Music Disaster Relief Grant distribution. Sonya Reese speaks in critique of the Austin Music Disaster Relief Grant distribution. Anna Maciel speaks on advocacy for equity in programs and creation of music hub and in support of the Tejano Music Alliance. Approval of Minutes from Regularly Scheduled Meeting on March 7, 2022. Commissioner Reynolds motions and Commissioner Gould seconds. Motion carries 8-0. a. Update on City rate for musicians from Stephanie Bergara, Artist and Industry Development, Music & Entertainment Division, b. Update on Live Music Fund recommendation by Erica Shamaly, Division Manager, Music 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS & Entertainment Division. 3. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and Possible Action following presentation by Quentin Prior, Battalion Chief/Assistant Fire Marshall, Special Events, on venue safety priorities. No action taken. b. Discussion and Possible Action on Gig Buddy following presentation by Pat Buchta and Sonya Jevette of Austin Texas Musicians. No action taken. 1 AUSTIN MUSIC COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES March 7, 2022 c. Discussion and Possible Action on convention center renovation, expansion and music industry role. Commissioners Mahone and Gould volunteer to be part of Joint Music and Downtown Commission working group on the convention center. No action taken. a. Discussion and Possible Action on making a possible budget recommendation. No action b. Discussion and Possible Action on voter registration and Music Commission role. No 3. OLD BUSINESS taken. action taken. c. Discussion and Possible Action on increasing City rate for musicians. Chair …

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Music Commission Monday, February 7, 2022, 6:30pm Austin City Hall – Council Chambers Room 1001 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin TX 78701 Some members of the Music 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 register to speak on an item once, either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three (3) minutes to provide their comments. Speakers wishing to participate remotely by telephone are required to register in advance no later than noon the day before the meeting. To register to speak remotely email or call Kim McCarson at kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov , 512-974-7963 by noon on Sunday, February 6, 2022. CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Chair - Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Vice-chair - Nagavalli Medicharla, Secretary - Oren Rosenthal, Parliamentarian - Graham Reynolds, Gavin Garcia, Lauryn Gould, Christopher Limon, Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, Patrice Pike, Scott Strickland, Stuart Sullivan AGENDA CALL TO ORDER MUSICAL PERFORMANCE CITIZEN COMMUNICATION Susanna Sharpe 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. Approval of Minutes from Regularly Scheduled Meeting on December 6, 2021. a. Legal Consideration related to Equity in Economic Development Department Hotel Occupancy Tax Funded Programs by Neal Falgoust, Attorney, City of Austin Law Department, and Sylnovia Holt Rabb, Acting Director, Economic Development Department. b. Update on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded relief and recovery programs for creatives by Erica Shamaly, Manager, Music and Entertainment Division c. Update by Erica Shamaly, Manager of the Music and Entertainment Division, on the feasibility of a multi-year approach to the Live Music Fund. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and Possible Action following update on the Austin Opera House. b. Discussion and Possible Action following update and final recommendations from the Working Group on the Live Music Fund. c. Discussion and Possible Action on Austin Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) following update from board representative, Emmett Beliveau. 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Discussion and Possible Action following presentation by Quentin Prior, Battalion Chief/Assistant Fire Marshall, Special Events, on venue safety priorities. b. Discussion and Possible Action following update from SXSW on upcoming festival. c. Discussion and Possible Action on making a possible budget recommendation. d. Discussion and Possible Action on voter registration …

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Music & Entertainment Update MUSIC COMMISSION FEBRUARY 7, 2022 Music Community Relief (ARPA): $4m o Austin Music Disaster Relief Grant ($2.3M) – Closed January 28, 2022 o Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) assisted applicants with technical assistance o The Long Center now evaluating nearly 3,000 applications o Live Music Venue Preservation Fund ($1.395M) o 12 Phase 1 grant recipients now receiving enhanced monthly grant funds through early summer 2022 o Preparing survey to determine program funding impact on venue preservation outcomes o Venue Summit on Equity Strategic Plans in Spring / early Summer 2022 * Music ARPA funds not used for grants were used for 3rd Party Admin fees. Breakdown of Creative Sector Support Program Date Source Amount Funded # of Grants By Year Austin Music Disaster Relief Grant April 2020 $1,500,000 1,497 Austin Creative Space Disaster Relief Program June 2020 $1,000,000 Small Business Relief Grant (Creative Industries only) July 2020 CARES $2,187,038 Non-Profit Relief Grant (Arts & Culture only) July/Sept 2020 CARES $1,921,841 Creative Worker Relief Grant August 2020 CARES $3,500,000 1,866 COA COA Live Music Venue Preservation Fund (Phase 1) December 2020 SAVES Live Music Venue Preservation Fund (Phase 2) January-July 2021 SAVES $694,000 4,300,000 Arts & Culture Non-Profit Relief Grant August 2021 ARPA+ $3,920,000 Arts Community Relief January 2022 Live Music Venue Preservation Fund (Completion) January 2022 ARPA ARPA $5,297,960 $1,394,700 Austin Music Disaster Relief Grant February 2022 ARPA $2,300,000 $28,015,539 1,150 5,496 32 131 127 77 28 196 380 12 $10,802,879 $8,220,000 $8,992,660

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Equity Considerations in Contracts and Program Funding Austin Music Commission February 7, 2022 Neal Falgoust, Assistant City Attorney Purpose • Discuss legal risks associated with using race, gender and protected-class criteria in determining awards of contracts and program funding. 2 Why Now? • Recent federal court decisions that put race-focused programs at risk. • Law Department deliberative process. • Briefing to City Council. 3 Acknowledgement • History of intentional racial segregation – 1928 Master Plan and “Negro District.” • Oppression of BIPOC – 1954 Federal Housing Act, “urban renewal,” and seizing of Black-owned land. • City Council has committed the City to correcting its racist practices. (Resolution 20210304-067) 4 City’s Programs • As part of Project Connect, community members developed displacement mitigation strategies and an equity tool to guide decision making. (“Nothing About Us Without Us”) • EDD also wants an equity focus for the Cultural Arts and Heritage Tourism grant programs. 5 Legal Foundation • 14th Amendment – Equal Protection Clause • No government may “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” 6 “Tiered Scrutiny” • Strict Scrutiny (Race, National Origin, Religion, Alienage) – Government must demonstrate the policy is narrowly tailored to meet a compelling purpose. • Intermediate Scrutiny (Gender, Sex, Sexual Orientation?) – Government must demonstrate the policy is substantially related to an important purpose. • Rational Basis (Age, Disability, Wealth, Felony Status) – The policy must have a rational connection to a legitimate interest. 7 Strict Scrutiny Any government program that takes race into consideration faces strict scrutiny by the courts. Strict scrutiny is the most rigorous judicial review. Courts start with presumption that policy is invalid and government must prove its interests. 8 Compelling Government Interest The government must demonstrate: • actual discrimination in the relevant market, and • that the government either actively or passively perpetuated the discrimination. 9 Narrowly Tailored The government must demonstrate: • it considered other race-neutral policies; • race-neutral policies failed to achieve the compelling interest. 10 City of Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. • “Generalized assertions” of past racial discrimination would not justify “rigid” quotas; • 30 percent quota could not be connected to “any injury suffered by anyone;” • Race-neutral measures must be seriously considered. 11 Evidence Acceptable to a Court Disparity studies are conducted to determine if there is discrimination in the studied market and if the government is an active …

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