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Sept. 18, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Meeting of the Music Commission September 18, 2020, 1:00pm Music Commission to be held September 18, 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 17 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the September 18 Music Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-7963, Kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). 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 kimberly.mccarson@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 Music Commission FECHA de la reunion (September 18, 2020, 1:00pm) 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 (September 17, 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: • Llame o en 512-974-7963, Kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). 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. enlace de electrónico envíe un correo junta al la Font Size: 12; Font: Times New Roman; Font Style: Regular • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo electrónico una solicitud para hablar al enlace de …

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Sept. 18, 2020

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Economic Development Department Alignment of Hotel Occupancy Tax Funding Programs Sylnovia Holt Rabb, Deputy Director Economic Development Department 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 1 Goals – Prioritizing Racial Equity In Fall 2019, EDD began the process of reimagining the use of Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funding programs within the Department in partnership with MJR Partners. EDD determined that all HOT funded programs should speak with one voice and have a common foundation around Equity, Access, and Investment, even though each program will have its own unique focus and audience. Our universal goals: ➢ Increase participation of communities of color in Austin’s music industry through education & training. ➢ Provide the activities necessary to promote access to capital and venue ownership and increasing technical organizational leadership. support for 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 2 City of Austin Equity Statement "Racial Equity is the condition when race no longer predicts a person’s quality of life outcomes in our community. The City recognizes that race is the primary determinant of social equity and therefore we begin the journey toward social equity with this definition. The City of Austin recognizes historical and structural disparities and a need for alleviation of these wrongs by critically transforming its institutions and creating a culture of equity." 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 3 Inter-Departmental Process for Systemic Evaluation & Improvements Equity Office Training for prioritizing Racial Equity: ➢ Training opportunities for Arts, Music, and Historic Landmark Commissions to ensure all Commissioners are operating from the same understanding of Racial Equity. Office for Design and Delivery Systemic Review of Internal City Processes: ➢ Contracting ➢ Payments ➢ Insurance ➢ Monitoring 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 4 Strategic Direction 2023 ➢ "EQUITY to advance equitable outcomes, the City of Austin is leading with a lens of …

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Sept. 11, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Joint Meeting of the Arts and Music Commission September 11, 2020 – 10-11:30am Music Commission to be held September 11, 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, the day before the scheduled meeting, Thursday, September 10 by Noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the September 11 Music Commission Meeting, residents must:  Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-7963 or kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Thursday, September 10. Residents must include the following information in the email request o Resident speaker name o agenda item number(s) the resident wishes to address o whether the resident is for/against/neutral the item(s) o telephone number or email address of the resident speaker  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.  Resident 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.  Resident speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak.  Handouts or other information may be emailed to Kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before (Thursday, September 10) the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting.  If the meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del Music Comisión FECHA de la reunion (Septiembre 11, 2020 – 10am-11:30am) 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 10, 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: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en 512-974-7963 o Kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). 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 …

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$12M Creative Space Bond Updates 9/11/2020 JOINT ARTS & MUSIC COMMISSION MEETING 1 Agenda • Where we’ve been • Why this bond is unique • Procurement process • Where we are now • Questions? Joint Arts & Music Commission * September 11, 2020 2 JOINT ARTS & MUSIC COMMISSION MEETING Where we’ve been WORKING GROUP AND CITY ACTIONS 2018 TO DATE Joint Arts & Music Commission * September 11, 2020 3 Working Group (WG) Timeline and Process Winter 2018-19 (WG) Forms and meets Mar–May 2019 Community Survey June 2019 Joint Arts & Music Commission public input Sept– Nov 2019 WG finalizes recs. Dec. 2019 – Jan 2020 Arts & Music Commissions ratify recs. Joint Arts & Music Commission * September 11, 2020 4 Arts & Music Commission Recommendations • • • • Specifically address historic inequities Alleviate the affordability crisis and rapid loss of creative affordable space Flexible multi-use space dedicated for arts and music but open and accessible to public City owned but built / operated by non-City partners Joint Arts & Music Commission * September 11, 2020 5 Arts & Music Commission Recommendations EQUITY AMENITIES • Operational management’s leadership • Flexible rehearsal spaces to include small • Free or significantly reduced rate creative space to underserved/ marginalized individuals/groups. • Equal opportunity for project participation. Strategic partnerships will be allowed. (No pay to play.) • RFP process must include targeted outreach to historically underserved/ marginalized populations. rooms for bands/theater companies/performance artists to rehearse • Performance venue with a capacity of at least 50 seats (may include outdoors) • Visual arts studio and gallery space(s) • Educational space(s) Joint Arts & Music Commission * September 11, 2020 6 Arts & Music Commission Recommendations PARTNERSHIPS Total project(s) costs cannot exceed $12,000,000 unless the funding gap is fully funded by the proposing partner/team of partners. LOCATION • E of I-35, W of US-183 • S of Lady Bird Lake, N of Ben White (HWY-71) • Downtown (Lady Bird Lake to MLK and I-35 to MoPac) • N of 30th St., S of US-183 Joint Arts & Music Commission * September 11, 2020 7 Procurement Development Process Nov – April 2020: Determine Procurement Process April – June 2020: Refine Procurement Process w/ WG Recommendations June – Aug 2020: Onboard Procurement Consultant Team Sept – Oct 2020: Issue RFI Joint Arts & Music Commission * September 11, 2020 8 JOINT ARTS & MUSIC COMMISSION …

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Sept. 2, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Meeting of the Music Commission September 2, 2020, 3:00-4:30pm of meeting Music Commission to be held September 2 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 1st by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the September 2 Music Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-7963, Kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). 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 Kimberly.mccarson@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 Music Commission FECHA de la reunion (September 2, 2020, 3:00-04:30pm) 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 (September 1, 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: en 512-974-7963, • Llame o Kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). 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. enlace de electrónico envíe un correo junta al la Font Size: 12; Font: Times New Roman; Font Style: Regular • Una vez que se haya llamado o enviado por correo electrónico una solicitud para hablar al enlace …

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Austin Texas Musicians REACH Doris Miller Proposal Worksheet DRAFT VISION: To bring capital improvements to the existing community facility at Doris Miller Auditorium and to create sustainable programming to serve the needs of East Austin youth and residents. NEED: CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS Image Product Name QTY Price Subtotal SKU BE-X32 1 $2,199.80 $2,199.80 Behringer X32 40-Input 25-Bus Digital Mixing Console for Studio and Live Applications Audio-Technica ATW-1322 System 10 Rack-Mount Digital Wireless System with Handheld Wireless Microphones Audio-Technica ATW-1312/L System 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Dual Wireless System with Lavalier and Handheld Microphones AT-ATW-1322 1 $829.25 $829.25 AT-ATW-1312/L 1 $869.60 $869.60 Behringer S32 Digital Snake I/O Box with 32 Remote-Controllable MIDAS BE-S32 1 $999.60 $999.60 JBL-CBT 1000 + CBT 1000EWH $3,144.60 $6,289.20 Preamps JBL CBT 1000 + CBT 1000E Line Array Column Loudspeaker System with Constant Beamwidth Technology - White CBI CAT5E Heavy Duty 100% Shielded Cable (150 feet) CBI-CAT5E-ULT- 150 $199.73 $199.73 Yamaha DXR10mkII 10" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker YAMAHA- DXR10MKII $669.99 $1,339.98 Gator GRC-Base 10 10U Rack Base with Casters GATOR-GRC- BASE 10 $349.99 $349.99 Atlas Sound AP-S20 20A Power Conditioner and Distribution Unit Atlas-AP-S20 $147.99 $147.99 Dynacord L3600FD DSP Power Amplifier 2 x 1800W with FIR Drive Technology DYNACORD- F.01U.312.399 $1,217.00 $2,434.00 ProCo NL4FX SPX Series 4 Pole SpeakON Cable Connector PROCO-NL4FX 6 $35.94 $5.99 2 1 2 1 1 2 CBI MLN-25 25" Performer Series XLR Cable - Male to Female CBI-MLN-25 2 $28.99 $57.98 WP-227xx0500 1 $277.97 $277.97 CBI-MLN 2 $49.99 $99.98 West Penn 227 12/2 Audio Speaker Wire (500ft) Jacket Color Black CBI MLN Performer Series XLR Microphone Cable Length (Call for more options) 50 ft Connectors Male to Female CHAUVET DJ 6SPOT LED Spot Lighting System 1296155736099 YORKVILLE LP-LED4X Next Generation LED System - 4 x LED light heads, effects control, colour control, intensity control, DMX I/O, 3 6 259.99 779.97 1369.00 8214.00 ACOUSTIC PANELS IN DMD MESH FABRIC FULL SIZE 4'X2'X2" DMD422 100 59.95 559.95 TOTAL $12667.43 25184.93 PROGRAMMING ● Highlight history ● More plays ● More arts ● Showcase pottery ● Salon/barbershop ● Sports ● Mental Health ● Video Editing SOLUTIONS ASK ● Education - an appropriate budget to secure educating Austin’s youth in terms of Artistic and business practices. ● What can we do to empower children? Ensuring that children are brought up as creatives, using an art as therapy model and a reward system for good grades. Teaching and building confidence in …

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RESOLUTION NO. __________ WHEREAS, Proposition B of the 2018 Bond package included $12M in funding for Creative Space, per Council Resolution No. 20180809-061, whereas the City Manager was directed to recommend “a proposed process, description, and criteria for Creative Space Acquisition and Improvements…developed in consultation with the Arts and Music Commissions and in compliance with the use of bond funds.”; and WHEREAS, in a memorandum dated April 3, 2020, Economic Development Department (EDD) staff provided a detailed response on actions directed in City Council Resolution No. 20180809-061 to recommend “a proposed process, description, and criteria for Creative Space Acquisition and Improvements… developed in consultation with the Arts and Music Commissions and in compliance with the use of bond funds.”; and WHEREAS, in a memorandum dated May 14, 2020, EDD provided additional clarity about the types of projects the City would consider through a multi-party solicitation process. WHEREAS, EDD will release a Request for Information to advertise the opportunity to serve as operator of a future facility(ies) to potential landowners and operators, and whereas EDD anticipates issuing the Request for Information within 3-4 weeks from a memo dated July 24, 2020; and WHEREAS, Resolution No. 20180215-082 directed the City Manager to, among other things, analyze and provide next steps for collaboration and support of an “Austin Cultural Trust” that could create spaces that support artists and arts organizations, preserve historic and iconic cultural buildings and spaces for creative and cultural uses, and function in a way that provides for cultural assets to exist in all parts of the City; and WHEREAS, Cultural Arts Funding Programs support projects and activities in all disciplines that provide quality arts and cultural programming to the Austin community including the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), reinforcing the artistic and cultural industry to promote Austin as an exciting, vibrant, and diverse cultural destination for visitors and tourists; and WHEREAS, Throughout 2019 and 2020, in partnership with MJR Partners, Cultural Funding staff engaged in a Cultural Funding Review Process, and during this review, the City of Austin has invited stakeholders from Austin’s cultural community to inform the development of funding programs and procedures that can better support our diverse creative communities. WHEREAS, Austin Parks and Rec’s Rosewood Park, seated on a 13.9 acre tract of land located at 2300 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702 has continuously served East Austin’s Black community since its establishment in 1929, and includes the Doris …

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Sept. 2, 2020

20200902-2b: in support of the African-American Cultural Heritage District and the Kenny Dorham Center Proposal. original pdf

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Date: Subject: MUSIC COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20200902-2b September 2, 2020 The African-American Cultural Heritage District and the Kenny Dorham Center Proposal Motioned By: Commissioner Mahone Recommendation The Music Commission voted to support the African-American Cultural Heritage District and the Kenny Dorham Center Proposal dedicating both Block 16 and 18. A copy of the proposal is attached as Exhibit A. Description of Recommendation to Council Seconded By: Commissioner Patterson The African American Cultural Heritage District Investment Initiative seeks:  City of Austin to invest in the Cultural Heritage District in ways that address preserving Black Culture, taking actions to re-establish a contemporary African American physical and cultural presence in Black East Austin, and acknowledging that these efforts are beneficial to the entire Austin Community; And in addressing the City’s concern for ROI, all of the tenants of the Proposal are meant to enhance East Austin/Downtown/Greater Austin economic development and create a viable arts and culture destination to drive Cultural Tourism to the District.  City of Austin to commitment—now—to keep those last two parcels (both if possible, but for certain, Block 18) of Urban Renewal property safe from being developed as mixed-use big boxes and/or expensive luxury condos/apartments; and to agree instead to establish and support arts, culture, entertainment, and creative industries uses of the properties.  City of Austin to dedicate Block 18, immediately for Phase One— infrastructure and amenities upgrades to the existing Kenny Dorham’s Backyard; and ultimately as the site for the Kenny Dorham Center; Music Hub and Mixed-Arts Facility.  City of Austin to commit—now— and codify by Resolution and Ordinance, adoption of a plan to map out a strategy that ultimately results in establishment and building the facility itself. Vote For: 9 (Chair – Rick Carney, Vice-chair – Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, Secretary – Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Parliamentarian – Oren Rosenthal, Gavin Garcia, Doug Leveton, Paul Pinon, Graham Reynolds, Stuart Sullivan) Against: Abstain: 0 Absent: 2 (Al Duarte, Patricia Pike) 1 of 2 0 Attest: Kim McCarson, Liaison 2 of 2 Exhibit A RESOLUTION NO. WHEREAS, City Council RESOLUTION NO. _________________ designated the Central East Austin Community — West Boundary: 1-35 East Frontage Road; East Boundary: Airport Boulevard; North Boundary: Manor Road; South Boundary: Beginning on East llth Street, then south on Chalmers Avenue, then east on East 7th Street, then north on Chicon Street, then east on Rosewood Avenue, then merge into Oak Springs Drive until connection with …

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Aug. 5, 2020

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Special Meeting of the Music Commission August 5, 2020, 3:00-4:30pm of meeting Music Commission to be held August 5 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 4th by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the August 5 Music Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-968-3484, Kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). 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 Kimberly.mccarson@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 MUSIC COMMISSION AUGUST 5, 3:00-4:30PM VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Chair – Rick Carney, Vice-chair – Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, Secretary - Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Parliamentarian - Oren Rosenthal, Al Duarte, Gavin Garcia, Doug Leveton, Patrice Pike, Paul Pinon, Graham Reynolds, Stuart Sullivan AGENDA CALL TO ORDER 2. OLD BUSINESS 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of minutes from Special Called Meeting July 22, 2020. a. Discussion and Possible Action following presentation by Margie Reese of MJR Partners on Roles and Goals for the Music Commission, Live Music Fund Working Group and City Staff, Black Lives Music Fund and Comprehensive Equity Plan to repair and address historic neglect within the Austin music industry towards the Black Community. b. Discussion and Possible Action following update from Systemic Racism Working Group. c. Discussion and Possible Action following Update on Music Disaster Relief Fund by Stephanie Bergara, Artist and Industry Development, Music & Entertainment, Economic Development Department. d. Discussion and Possible Action following Update on Creative Space Disaster Relief Program …

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From the Mexican-American Music Alliance (MAMA) and Funding Request the Latin Music Coalition Austin (LMCA) To the Austin Music Commission August 5, 2020 Summary • The MAMA and LMCA requests that the Austin Music Commission consider funding from the Live Music Fund for Latino music initiatives that fit within the guidelines of Texas State Statue governing HOT funds • The MAMA/LMCA requests a Latino Music fund in the amount of $1.5 million be established that addresses city music tourism needs while at the same time addresses the funding disparity that exists to support Mexican-American and Latino musicians, community venues, and music industry development • The MAMA/LMCA also 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 (ESB-MACC) to develop a music HUB as called for in the 2016 Austin Music and Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution approved by the City Council Background Equity, diversity, and inclusion are recognized as a critical priority in the Austin music, arts and culture sector. Austin’s music industry should be a model of diversity and innovation based on its demographics and diversity of music genres. Equity for Austin’s Mexican-American and Latino populations should be Austin’s response to its changing social environment and an expression of its shared values. Latino music has long influenced popular American music and yet it remains in the shadows of the Live Music Capital of the World. With the popularity of Latino music in the mainstream media, listening to this music is no longer something culturally obscure. Latino music helps shape Latino identity by empowering and helping those who have assimilated to mainstream music in the United States to reconnect with their cultural roots. The music brings a source of pride about one’s heritage and identity as a Mexican-American and Latino. Demography and Gaps America’s demographics are changing—and the nation’s economic fate will hinge on how we respond to these changes. As the population grows more diverse and people of color become the majority, equity—fair and just inclusion—has become an urgent economic imperative. By 2042, racial minority groups will become the majority of the US population, but the City of Austin is already a Majority-Minority city. The City of Austin’s demographer estimates that the City’s White population dropped below 50% sometime during 2005. The estimated White share of the population is at 45%; the Black …

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July 22, 2020

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Special Meeting of the Music Commission July 22, 2020, 3:00-4:30pm Music Commission to be held July 22, 3:00-4:30pm 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 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the July 22nd Music Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-7963, Kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). 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 Kimberly.mccarson@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 Font Size: 12; Font: Times New Roman; Font Style: Regular MUSIC COMMISSION JULY 22, 2020, 3:00 PM VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Chair – Rick Carney, Vice-chair – Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, Secretary - Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Parliamentarian - Oren Rosenthal, Al Duarte, Gavin Garcia, Doug Leveton, Patrice Pike, Paul Pinon, Graham Reynolds, Stuart Sullivan AGENDA CALL TO ORDER 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of minutes from Special Called Meeting July 6, 2020. 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS a. Update on Music Disaster Relief Fund by Stephanie Bergara, Artist and Industry Development, Music & Entertainment, Economic Development Department. b. Update on Creative Space Disaster Relief Program by Kim McCarson, Economic and Business Liaison, Music & Entertainment Division, Economic Development Department. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and Possible Action on Black Lives Music Fund to repair and address historic neglect within the Austin music industry towards the Black Community. b. Discussion and Possible Action following presentation by Margie Reese of MJR Partners on Roles and Goals for the Music Commission, …

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RESOLUTION NO. 2020XXX-XXX 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. 2020XXXX-XXX directed the City Manager to create a category of funding from the CARES Act designed by Resolution No. 202000423-023 for Commercial Loans for Economic Assistance & Recovery Economic Injury loans, grants, and technical assistance for local and small businesses for music venues given the difficulty they face in accessing resources available to other small businesses; and WHEREAS, the City Council recently approved in June 2020 the City’s COVID-19 Spending Framework and included funding appropriate for musicians and music venues: $16.5 million for Commercial Loans for Economic Assistance and Recovery (CLEAR fund); $2 million for a Long-Term Stability Fund; $3.5 million for Creative Sector Assistance; and WHEREAS, the City Council approved Ordinance No. 20190919-149 that creates a “Live Music Fund” which allocates the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue 1 for local music and it is estimated that the Live Music Fund currently has close to $2 million; and the Live Music Working Group appointed by the Austin Music Commission has identified funding categories that include venue preservation; and, WHEREAS, the Hobby School of Public Affairs in a July 2020 survey found that more than half of Austin’s music venues have remained closed since Mid-March and the few that opened in June after state regulations were relaxed were primarily music venues with large outdoor courtyards; and, that more than half of Austin’s music venues are at risk of shuttering for good by Halloween; and, the survey shows that live music venues have the largest proportion of businesses that rent their business property; and according to the survey 62% of live music venues report being able to last only four months or less under current conditions; and, a mere 19% of venues were in a position to pay their rent in full for June and 79% said they had put off paying bills to their landlords, suppliers or vendors and a staggering 83% of venue reported already laying of full-time employers; WHEREAS, the Hobby School July survey also found that an average of 30% of live music …

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Music Commission Discussion July 22, 2020 MJR Partners Framework… The Big Idea • Goals – to increase support for; to broaden participation, etc. • Outcomes – the Austin resident and Visitor will… • Content – Overview of current and future state • Methods of communication with the public • Investment – what human and financial capital will be needed • Timing – Over what time period – short term vs long term • Redefine Risk • What will progress look like?

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AUSTIN MUSIC DISASTER RELIEF FUND UPDATE STEPHANIE BERGARA 512-974-7804 STEPHANIE.BERGARA@AUSTINTEXAS.GOV ARTIST & INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT Applications 838 Applications received 743 applications approved 95 applicants ineligible C I T Y O F A U S T I N M U S I C & E N T E R T A I N M E N T 00/00/00 2 Next steps and Round 2 of funding: Erica Shamaly, Division Manager, Music & Entertainment Division C I T Y O F A U S T I N M U S I C & E N T E R T A I N M E N T 00/00/00 3

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BUDGET REQUEST FOR A MUSIC VENUE PRESERVATION FUND PRESENTED BY REBECCA REYNOLDS MUSIC VENUE ALLIANCE AUSTIN 07/21/2020 Situation Impact   Independent Music Venues in Austin were the first businesses to close and will likely be the last to open  Many of Austin’s music venues have remained closed since mid‐March. The few that re‐ opened in June after state regulations were relaxed were primarily venues with large outdoors courtyards.  More than half of Austin’s music venues are at risk of shuttering for good by Halloween based on a July 1 study by the Hobby School of Public Affairs  The survey shows that Live Music Venues have the largest proportion of businesses that rent their business property  According to the survey 62% of live music venues reported being able to last only four months or less “under current conditions”  A mere 19% of venues were in a position to pay their rent in full for June, 79% said they had put off paying bills to their landlords, suppliers or vendors and a staggering 83% of venues reported already laying off full‐time employees  Of all the local industries surveyed by the Hobby School, Austin’s music venues were the most imperiled because of the pandemic Independent music venues have zero revenue, but continue to face financial obligations like mortgage/rent, bills, loans, taxes, insurance and more  Current Paycheck Protection Payments (PPP) funding is exhausted and even if renewed will not solve the crisis. The SBA’s May 2020 report shows that even with the current approval the music industry hasn’t received enough support. Arts and entertainment have only received 1.50% or $7.6 billion of the $510 million PPP approved lending while construction has received $63.4 billion or 12.47%. As a point of reference the May unemployment rate for construction was 12.7%. For arts and entertainment, the unemployment rate was a whopping 43.9%  Employees and musicians depend on independent venues for their livelihoods  While independent venues are small businesses, their cumulative direct annual economic impact being brought forward is significant for “The Live Music Capital of the World” 1 Request Independent venues are in need of both federal and local assistance   Support from the City of Austin to sustain local independent music venues is requested through the formation and funding of the “Music Venue Preservation Fund”  The Music Venue Preservation Fund requests that $20.0 …

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CREATIVE SPACE DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAM UPDATE KIM MCCARSON 512-974-7963 KIMBERLY.MCCARSON@AUSTINTEXAS.GOV ECONOMIC & BUSINESS LIAISON MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT Applications 65 Eligible Applications Received Representing $2,734,448 Breakdown: • 52 Rent Stipend Representing $2,147,448 • 13 Other Space-related Needs/Gap Financing Representing $577,000 C I T Y O F A U S T I N M U S I C & E N T E R T A I N M E N T 00/00/00 2 Number Arts and Music Orgs Applying C I T Y O F A U S T I N M U S I C & E N T E R T A I N M E N T 00/00/00 3 Number of Nonprofits and For-Profits Applying C I T Y O F A U S T I N M U S I C & E N T E R T A I N M E N T 00/00/00 4 Type of Funding Requested C I T Y O F A U S T I N M U S I C & E N T E R T A I N M E N T 00/00/00 5 Process and Next Steps Joint working group selected 5 panelists Panelists reviewing applications Awards announced and contracts distributed C I T Y O F A U S T I N M U S I C & E N T E R T A I N M E N T 00/00/00 6

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AUSTIN MUSIC COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MINUTES The Austin Music Commission convened in a special called meeting on July 22, 2020 via videoconference. July 22, 2020 Board Members in Attendance: Chair – Rick Carney, Vice-chair – Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, Secretary - Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Parliamentarian – Oren Rosenthal, Gavin Garcia, Doug Leveton, Paul Pinon, Graham Reynolds Staff in Attendance: Kim McCarson, Stephanie Bergara CALL TO ORDER – 3:03pm The Music Commission meeting was held with social distancing modifications due to Coronavirus restrictions. Public comment was allowed on specific item numbers via telephone. The following speakers called in to speak: Pat Buchta inquires about round two of Music Disaster Relief Fund and requirements; Cat Clemons speaks about Music Disaster Relief Fund. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of minutes from Special Called Meeting July 6, 2020. Commissioner Reynolds motions to approve, Commissioner Mahone seconds. Carries 8-0. 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS a. Update on Music Disaster Relief Fund by Stephanie Bergara, Artist and Industry Development, Music & Entertainment, Economic Development Department. b. Update on Creative Space Disaster Relief Program by Kim McCarson, Economic and Business Liaison, Music & Entertainment Division, Economic Development Department. 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Discussion and Possible Action on Black Lives Music Fund to repair and address historic neglect within the Austin music industry towards the Black Community. Commissioner Pinon leaves the meeting at 3:30pm. No action taken. b. Discussion and Possible Action following presentation by Margie Reese of MJR Partners on Roles and Goals for the Music Commission, Live Music Fund Working Group and City Staff. No action taken. c. Discussion and possible action following a presentation on the Music Preservation Fund by Rebecca Reynolds, Music Venue Alliance. No action taken. 1 AUSTIN MUSIC COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MINUTES FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS July 22, 2020 1. Discussion and Possible Action following staff update on Venue Disaster Relief Fund, Commissioner Garcia motions, Commissioner Reynolds seconds. 2. Discussion and Possible Action following staff update on Creative Space Disaster Relief Program, Commissioner Reynolds motions, Commissioner Garcia seconds. 3. Discussion and Possible Action on Black Live Music Fund and Comprehensive Equity Plan following presentation by Margie Reese of MJR Partners on Roles and Goals for the Music Commission, Commissioner Reynolds motions, Commissioner Mahone seconds. 4. Discussion and Possible Action on Music Disaster Relief Fund, Commissioner Reynolds motions, Commissioner Patterson seconds. 5. Discussion and Possible Action on the $12 Million Creative Space Bond, Commissioner Leveton motions, …

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Special Meeting of the Music Commission July 6, 2020, 3:00pm Music Commission meeting to be held July 6, 2020, 3:00pm with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (Sunday, July 5th by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the July 6 Music Commission Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-7963 or Kimberly.mccarson@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). 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 Kimberly.mccarson@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 MUSIC COMMISSION JULY 6, 3:00PM VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Chair – Rick Carney, Vice-chair – Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone, Secretary - Anne-Charlotte Patterson, Parliamentarian - Oren Rosenthal, Al Duarte, Gavin Garcia, Doug Leveton, Patrice Pike, Paul Pinon, Graham Reynolds, Stuart Sullivan AGENDA CALL TO ORDER 2. NEW BUSINESS 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of minutes from Special Called Meeting June 3, 2020. a. Discussion and Possible Action on creating a working group to recommend actions to take regarding systemic racism following a presentation by Harold MacMillan, Director, DiverseArts Culture Works (10 minutes). b. Discussion and Possible Action following presentation to set expectations & goals, define equity, and draft racial equity focused distribution plans for Live Music Fund by Margi Reese, MJR Partners. c. Discussion and Possible Action on a Black Live Music Fund to repair and address historic neglect within the Austin music industry towards the Black Community. d. Discussion and Possible Action on Officer, Chair and Vice-chair elections. 3. STAFF …

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RESOLUTION NO. WHEREAS, City Council RESOLUTION NO. _________________ designated the Central East Austin Community — West Boundary: 1-35 East Frontage Road; East Boundary: Airport Boulevard; North Boundary: Manor Road; South Boundary: Beginning on East llth Street, then south on Chalmers Avenue, then east on East 7th Street, then north on Chicon Street, then east on Rosewood Avenue, then merge into Oak Springs Drive until connection with the East Boundary (Airport Boulevard) — as the African American Cultural Heritage District, and directed the City Manager to acknowledge and coordinate with the existing State of Texas designated African American Cultural District as well; and WHEREAS, located adjacent to DOWNTOWN, the State Capitol and numerous City and State cultural and heritage sites, and the Red River Cultural District, within the boundaries of African American Cultural Heritage District are significant economic, historical, cultural and heritage tourism assets such as the oldest institution of higher learning in the City, Huston-Tillotson University and the National Register historically designated buildings on campus; the State Cemetery; Oakwood Cemetery; The French Legation; the Victory Grill; the historic East 11th and 12th Street African American Music and Commercial Corridors (The East End); the original Austin Public Library Building and George Washington Carver Museum; three of the City’s oldest religious congregations, African American or otherwise — the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Metropolitan AME, and the Wesley United Methodist Church; historic site locations of the City’s first and only African American-owned pharmacy; the home of famed jazz musician Kenny Dorham; the temporary home of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; the first federal Public Housing Projects in the nation; scores of designated historically significant homes and buildings; prime examples of period architecture; and the core of the Historic African American Community of Austin; and WHEREAS, on October 27, 2005 the City Council approved the African American Quality of Life Initiative; and WHEREAS, under the Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Recommendation from the African American Quality of Life Initiative, a need for an African American Cultural Heritage District was recognized to enhance the quality of life for African Americans; and WHEREAS, City staff has worked closely with numerous Cultural Arts organizations within the City to determine this area meets the District's criteria; and WHEREAS, the Imagine Austin plan states that creativity is a cornerstone of Austin's identity and economic prosperity, and arts, culture, and creativity are essential keys to the City's unique and distinctive identity …

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RESOLUTION NO. WHEREAS, City Council Resolution No. 20131017-036 designated the 600 to 900 blocks of Red River Street as the Red River Cultural District, and directed the City Manager to investigate the process for a state designation as well; 1 2 3 4 5 6 and WHEREAS, located in the southeast quadrant of Downtown, the Red River 7 Cultural District includes, or is adjacent to, significant economic and historical 8 assets such as the Dell Medical School and teaching hospital, the Waterloo 9 Greenway, Historic E. 6th Street, and the Palm District; and 10 WHEREAS, on March 3, 2016, Council approved the Music and Creative 11 Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution which affirmed support for the music and creative 12 ecosystem through short- and long-term goals specific to cultural tourism, revenue 13 development, and venue retention; and 14 WHEREAS, in June 2018 Council directed the City Manager to recommend 15 potential short- and long-term design solutions for the physical landscape of the 16 Red River Cultural District to increase pedestrian mobility and safety, and to 17 support place-making efforts; and 18 WHEREAS, Council passed Resolution No. 20100808-144 to reaffirm its 19 direction to complete the streetscape and place-making work in the Red River 20 Cultural District; and Page 1 of 5 21 WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department committed more than 22 $1.3 million of Great Streets funding for Red River Cultural District streetscape 23 improvements for Fiscal Year 2020, with Economic Development managing that 24 project; and 25 WHEREAS, in May 2019 Council approved Resolution No. 20190523-029 26 to create the Palm District Master Plan, which includes the Red River Cultural 27 District as a prominent component; and 28 WHEREAS, Resolution No. 20180215-082 directed the City Manager to, 29 among other things, analyze and provide next steps for collaboration and support 30 of an “Austin Cultural Trust” that could create spaces that support artists and arts 31 organizations, preserve historic and iconic cultural buildings and spaces for 32 creative and cultural uses, and function in a way that provides for cultural assets to 33 exist in all parts of the City; and 34 WHEREAS, Resolution No. 20190808-072 reiterated prior Council 35 direction to create an economic development entity that could manage a portfolio 36 of projects including affordable housing developments, public-private partnerships 37 with private-led development such as along the South Central Waterfront, and a 38 Cultural Trust to support acquisition …

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