Phoenix City Council Parks, Arts, Education & Equality Subcommittee Meeting – October 25, 2017


>>Vice Mayor Pastor: IT IS OCTOBER 25th, 2017. I HAVE TWO CARDS TO CALL TO THE PUBLIC, AND THAT IS JERRY VAN GASSE. GOOD MORNING, JERRY.>>GOOD MORNING, VICE MAYOR AND COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI AND DANNY ON SPEAKERPHONE, I GUESS. JUST REAL SHORTLY, I GAVE YOU A HANDOUT THERE FROM OUR ATTORNEY, TOM STOOPS REGARDING THE REPAYMENT PLAN FOR PPPI. I WANT TO COMMEND THE PARKS DEPARTMENT. THEY’RE MOVING AHEAD ON THE RESOLUTION FROM JULY 6 THAT THE COUNCIL VOTED ON TO EXPEDITE SELLING PARKS LAND ELIGIBLE FOR SALE. THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REPAYMENT PLAN TO CITY STAFF IN MID-AUGUST AND WE’VE YET TO HEAR BACK ANYTHING. AT THE JULY 6 MEETING THEY HAD SAID THEY’D BE BACK IN THE FALL WITH SOME KIND OF PLAN. SO WE’RE STILL AWAITING THAT, AND WE DON’T WANT TO GET INTO THE HOLIDAYS AND HAVE IT BUMPED TO NEXT YEAR. SO WE’D LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING RELATIVELY SOON. THANK YOU.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THANK YOU. TIM SERAKOWSKI.>>GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU SO MUCH. GRETA ROGERS IS 90 YEARS OLD OCTOBER 12th. SO I’M JUST PLACING THIS [INAUDIBLE] MAYBE SHE DESERVES TO HAVE SOMETHING NAMED AFTER HER FOR ALL THE FIGHTING SHE HAS DONE FOR PEOPLE IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX. [INAUDIBLE] LAYING IT OUT THERE THAT WE COULD THINK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE VERY APPROPRIATE TO NAME AFTER GRETA. [INAUDIBLE] I’M BEING MY NICE SIDE TODAY. JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT. I ALSO WANTED TO SAY –>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THAT’S THE SIDE WE LIKE. [INAUDIBLE]>>– YOU NEED WE ARE THERE FOR YOU AND I’M SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FATHER. SO IF THERE’S TRULY ANYTHING YOU NEED, PLEASE [INAUDIBLE] –>>Councilman Nowakowski: I LIKE THIS SIDE OF HIM.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: OKAY. WE’RE NOW ON — THOSE ARE ALL THE CARDS [INAUDIBLE] AND THAT IS THE APPROVAL OF THE SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 MINUTES.>>Councilman Nowakowski: MOTION TO APPROVE. [INAUDIBLE]>>Vice Mayor Pastor: — A SECOND BY COUNCILMAN VALENZUELA. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. [ CHORUS OF AYES]>>Vice Mayor Pastor: MOTION PASSES. ITEMS 2-4, THESE ARE ON CONSENT.>>Councilman Nowakowski: MOTION TO APPROVE ITEMS 2-4.>>SECOND.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THERE IS A MOTION FROM COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI A SECOND FROM COUNCILMAN VALENZUELA. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE. [ CHORUS OF AYES]>>Vice Mayor Pastor: ITEM 5 IS HEAD START MONTHLY REPORT. THIS IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. DOES ANYBODY — WOULD LIKE TO HEAR THIS ITEM?>>Councilman Nowakowski: I JUST HAVE A QUESTION.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: OKAY. SO, MO OR — YEAH, MO. THERE’S A QUESTION ON ITEM 5, HEAD START.>>Councilman Nowakowski: HI, MO. HOW ARE YOU DOING? THERE’S ABOUT 34 VACANT SPOTS. AND THERE’S ANOTHER — IS THERE A TOTAL 67 VACANCIES? WOULD THAT AFFECT OUR ALLOCATIONS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN ANY WAY OR PLAN TO FILL THOSE 67 SLOTS?>>VICE MAYOR PASTOR AND COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI, EXCELLENT QUESTION. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING SO ATTENTIVE TO THE REPORT. IT’S SOMETHING THAT PERFORMANCE HEAD START CENTERS WE DO NEED TO COME TO THE GOVERNING BOARD EACH MONTH. YES, THAT IS A BIG CONCERN FOR US. THINGS ARE BETTER RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THIS REPORT IS FOR — IT’S A LITTLE DELAYED BY THE TIME IT GETS TO YOU. THINGS ARE BETTER NOW BUT WE ARE HAVING SOME DIFFICULTY WITH KEEPING SLOTS FILLED. NO, IT DOES NOT AFFECT US RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF OUR ALLOCATION OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. HOWEVER, SHOULD THE TREND CONTINUE AND WE GO MONTHS AND MONTHS HAVING AN ISSUE IN THIS AREA, THERE IS A SPECIFIC PROCESS WITH THE OFFICE OF HEAD START WITH REGARDS TO KEEPING CHILDREN, OF COURSE, IN THE CHAIRS. SO WE ARE WATCHING IT VERY CAREFULLY. RIGHT NOW THE BIG CONCERN THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW THAT WE’RE WORKING ON VERY CAREFULLY IS ALHAMBRA. THAT’S WHERE SOME OF THE SLOTS THAT ARE NOT — WE’RE NOT ABLE TO FILL QUICKLY. OUR DEPUTY DIRECTOR JUST MET WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT A FEW DAYS AGO. SO WE’RE WORKING DILIGENTLY ON ALL OF THOSE THAT WILL THIS WILL ALSO BECOME A TOPIC OF CONVERSATION AS WE COME BEFORE YOU FOR THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW 5-YEAR CYCLE ON THE — TO PUT OUT FOR BID AS YOU WANTED US TO, SOME YEARS AGO NOW. WE FINALLY HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY. AT THAT POINT IN TIME, ON WHERE THE SLOTS ARE, IN COMPARISON TO WHERE THE CHILDREN ARE, WILL BECOME A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SLOTS ARE WHERE THE CHILDREN ARE SO WE CAN KEEP THOSE SLOTS FILLED.>>Councilman Nowakowski: JUST ONE OTHER THING, I GET ASKED ALL THE TIME IS THERE ANY HEAD START FUNDING FOR THOSE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE SCHOOLS AND PRESCHOOLS OUT THERE? THEY’RE ALWAYS HITTING US UP, AND WE HAVE THAT COMMITMENT FOR FIVE YEARS. SO IS IT OPEN UP FOR OTHER ORGANIZATIONS –>>YES, VICE MAYOR PASTOR AND COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI. YES, THIS WILL BE REALLY THE FIRST TIME IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX HISTORY WITH REGARDS TO HEAD START THERE WILL BE A COMPLETE AND TOTAL REBID, IF YOU WILL. WE WILL BE MOVING FROM HAVING DELEGATE AGENCIES TO HAVING VENDORS, WHICH WILL GIVE US A LOT MORE FLEXIBILITY THAN WE’VE HAD IN THE PAST, TO BE ABLE TO HAVE MOVEMENT OF SLOTS AT THAT TIME — AND THE DEPARTMENT WILL BE COMING BEFORE THE GOVERNING BOARD, THE SUBCOMMITTEE, TO DISCUSS THE RFP, AND IN THAT DISCUSSION WILL BE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT HAVING SMALLER PROGRAMS, IF YOU WILL, WHICH IS SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT BECAUSE OF THE OVERHEAD AND EVERYTHING TO HEAD START, BUT AMY AND HER STAFF ARE — OUR DEPUTY DIRECTOR AMY [INDISCERNIBLE] AND HER STAFF ARE LITERALLY LOOKING AT THAT SPECIFICALLY, COUNCILMAN, TO BRING IDEAS AND THOUGHTS AND OPTIONS BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE.>>Councilman Nowakowski: AND AT THAT POINT WE CAN HAVE LIKE TRAINING OR LITTLE GROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS TO GET INFORMATION ON THE PROCESS AND ALL THAT, RIGHT?>>YES. AND, AS A MATTER OF FACT, THIS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL IS UNLIKE MOST. WE’RE PREPARING NOW — WE’RE NOW PREPARING TO COME BEFORE YOU WAY, WAY EARLY. SO THIS IS JULY OF 2019 THAT WE WOULD ACTUALLY PUT IT INTO EFFECT, BUT THERE’S SO MUCH TRANSITION AND TRAINING, ET CETERA, THAT WILL HAVE TO TAKE PLACE THAT WE’RE REALLY IN FRONT OF IT.>>Councilman Nowakowski: THANK YOU, MO.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: MO, I HAVE A QUESTION. YOU MENTIONED WE ARE MOVING FROM DELEGATE AGENCIES TO VENDORS. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? AND WHAT DOES THAT CHANGE?>>VICE MAYOR PASTOR AND SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS, RIGHT NOW A DELEGATE AGENCY IN THE EYES OF THE HEAD START, OFFICE OF HEAD START, HAS A LOT OF AUTHORITY OVER ITS PROGRAM. IT’S CONSIDERED TO BE IN THE STATUS THAT HAS CERTAIN RIGHTS WITHIN THE HEAD START PROGRAM WITH THE OFFICE OF HEAD START AS AN EXAMPLE. WE CANNOT JUST — WE CAN’T JUST PULL SLOTS OUT DISCUSSING WITH THEM, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS. WHEN YOU’RE A VENDOR, IT’S REALLY MORE OF A PURE CONTRACTUAL ISSUE WHERE WE HAVE A LOT MORE AUTHORITY OVER THE SLOTS, WHERE THEY’RE PLACED, A LOT MORE OF THE GOVERNANCE OVER THE PROGRAM.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: MEANING THE CITY OR –>>YES, THE CITY, GRANTEE. THE CITY. WE ARE THE GRANTEE. EVEN THOUGH RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DELEGATE AGENCIES BECAUSE OF THAT LABEL OF AUTHORITY THAT THEY HAVE, SOMETIMES IT BECOMES A LITTLE DIFFICULT. THEY REALLY SHOULD BE VENDORS. THIS IS OUR FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY MAKE THAT BIG CHANGE.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THAT’S BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO GO THROUGH A REBID?>>THAT’S CORRECT.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THE REBID WILL OPEN IT UP TO MANY DIFFERENT AGENCIES — OR VENDORS TO BE ABLE TO APPLY AND THEN COMPETE?>>ABSOLUTELY. AND I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE REALLY HEALTHY FOR EVERYONE. AGAIN, WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH THE CURRENT DELEGATE AGENCIES TO MAKE SURE THEY CLEARLY UNDERSTAND WHAT’S BEFORE US, THAT THIS IS A COMPETITION, THAT THIS IS REALLY A DIFFERENT TIME.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: OKAY.>>Councilman Nowakowski: MO, ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR YEARS OF SERVICE. I KNOW THAT YOU’RE RETIRING AND YOU’VE REALLY CHANGED PEOPLE’S LIVES IN THE HEAD START PROGRAM, A PROGRAM THAT REALLY HELPS OUT THOSE KIDS IN UNDERPERFORMING AREAS TO REALLY HAVE A FAIR CHANCE. I’M A PRODUCT OF HEAD START SO I KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS WHEN YOU’RE BROUGHT UP IN A BILINGUAL FAMILY WHERE THEY SPEAK SPANISH AND THERE’S SOME ENGLISH, HEAD START REALLY HELPS YOU OUT WITH ALL THOSE TRANSITIONS. AND YOU HAVE A SMILE ON YOUR FACE ON THIS NEW PROCESS SEEING THAT IT’S A LOT MORE WORK, AND I KNOW MAR SHELL IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE THIS EXTRA LOAD, RIGHT? SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. I — JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU HOPEFULLY WILL SEE MY FACE BECAUSE I’M GOING TO BE THE DIRECTOR OF THE ARIZONA HEAD START ASSOCIATION ONCE I LEAVE THE CITY. SO I’M GOING TO BE INVOLVED WITH HEAD START AND SO I’M VERY PROUD TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THAT GREAT KNOWLEDGE AND EVERYTHING THAT I REALLY GATHERED HERE AT THE CITY AND I THANK THE CITY SO MUCH FOR THAT.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: I THINK WHAT’S SO AWESOME ABOUT THAT, MO, IS NOT ONLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE GOING OVER THERE, IS THAT YOU ONLY MANAGE YOURSELF.>>Councilman Nowakowski: YAY!>>WE’LL SEE HOW GOOD I DO WITH THAT.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THANK YOU, MO. CONGRATULATIONS! ITEM 6-8, WE HAVE ITEM 6, THE IGA WITH LAVEEN SCHOOL DISTRICT TO JOINTLY DEVELOP PARK AND SCHOOL SITES.>>STAFF IS REQUESTING TO CONTINUE THAT ITEM TO DECEMBER 6.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: OKAY. DO WE KNOW WHY?>>WE ARE STILL IN CONVERSATIONS WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. THEY’RE NOT QUITE READY TO BRING THIS ITEM FORWARD.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: OKAY. DO WE ANTICIPATE — DO WE ANTICIPATE –>>Councilman DiCiccio: MADAM CHAIR?>>Vice Mayor Pastor: HANG ON. DO WE ANTICIPATE BY DECEMBER 6 THEY WILL BE READY?>>YES, WE ARE IN THE FINAL NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE DETAILS. OKAY. HANG ON. COUNCILMAN DICICCIO HAS A QUESTION.>>Councilman DiCiccio: THAT ANSWERED THE QUESTION. I COULDN’T HEAR THE PART, WAS IT WAS CONTINUED.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: IT’S GOING TO BE CONTINUED AND THEY ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF NEGOTIATIONS RIGHT NOW AND BY DECEMBER 6 IT SHOULD BE LANDING IN FRONT OF US.>>Councilman DiCiccio: I HEARD THAT PART. THANKS FOR TELLING ME. I HEARD IT AT THE END BUT I COULDN’T HEAR IT AT THE BEGINNING. IT CHOPPED IN AND OUT.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: SORRY.>>Councilman DiCiccio: NO, NO, PROBABLY MY ISSUE.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: WE’RE ON TO ITEM 7, 2018 STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. WELCOME MR. McCUNE AND STAFF. I’M NOT SURE WHO IS GOING TO GO FIRST.>>GOOD MORNING, VICE MAYOR PASTOR, COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI AND COUNCIL MEMBERS ON THE PHONE. TODAY WE’RE — YOU ARE OUR FIRST SUBCOMMITTEE WE’RE PRESENTING THE PRELIMINARY STATE AND FEDERAL AGENDA DRAFT. THIS IS TO REVIEW IT AS IT IS TO DATE. SO THAT YOU KNOW, WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO ALL THE DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND TO THE COUNCIL OFFICES FOR INPUT FOR BOTH AGENDAS AND WE’RE PRESENTING TO EACH OF THE SUBCOMMITTEES SPECIFIC TOPICS THAT RELATE TO THAT SUBCOMMITTEE. SO TODAY WILL JUST BE ITEMS RELATED TO THIS SUBCOMMITTEE AND IT’S — WE’LL DO IT QUICKLY BECAUSE I KNOW YOU HAVE A FULL AGENDA. BUT WE WILL START WITH JOHN WAYNE GONZALEZ DOING OUR STATE AGENDA.>>GOOD MORNING, VICE MAYOR AND SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS. AS YOU RECALL, THESE ARE OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES THAT WE HAVE BEEN USING FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS, OR THREE SESSIONS. JUST TO REMIND YOU WHAT THOSE GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR THE CITY WILL BE OR HAVE BEEN IS THE, OF COURSE, OPPOSE UNFUNDED MANDATES BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE, PRESERVE LOCAL CONTROL, PROTECT SHARED REVENUES, AS A REMINDER FOR THE SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS AND THE VIEWING PUBLIC AND AUDIENCE MEMBERS, THOSE ARE THE REVENUES THE STATE — VOTER APPROVED MEASURES THE STATE HAS AGREED TO SHARE A PORTION OF THEIR REVENUES WITH THE CITIES. FOR THE CITY OF PHOENIX THAT TOTAL AMOUNT IS ABOUT A THIRD OF OUR GENERAL FUND BUDGET. THEN, OF COURSE, MOST IMPORTANTLY, WORKING TO PROTECT OUR WATER RESOURCES, GIVEN WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH COLORADO RIVER AND THE DROUGHT ISSUES AND THE SHORTAGE ISSUES, MAKING SURE THAT OUR WATER RESOURCES ARE WELL PROTECTED AND WELL REPRESENTED AT THE STATE GOVERNMENT AND WITH OTHER REGIONAL PARTNERS. THEN I WANT TO GET INTO THE ITEMS RELAYED TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE. WE HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED ANYTHING THAT RELATES DIRECTLY TO THIS SUBCOMMITTEE. THAT CAN CHANGE. WE ARE STILL RECEIVING INPUT FROM COUNCILMEMBERS, FROM DEPARTMENTS, AND WE’LL HAVE THE FINAL PRODUCT IN DECEMBER, BUT I WANT TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION SOMETHING THAT THE COUNCIL MEMBERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF. GOING INTO NEXT YEAR, IT APPEARS THAT THE STATE IS FACING MORE THAN — AROUND $100 MILLION DEFICIT. THOSE ARE MONIES — THAT WAS NOT ANTICIPATED. PART OF IT HAS TO DO WITH — THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX, THEY HAD A 35% SHORTFALL IN THE MOST CURRENT YEAR THAT WAS NOT ANTICIPATED. SALES TAX WERE STRONG. INCOME TAX WAS STRONG. BUT THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX DID NOT COME IN.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: COULD YOU ELABORATE ON THAT AND EXPLAIN WHY WAS IT CORPORATE — CORPORATIONS THAT LEFT, CORPORATIONS THAT HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO PAY.>>VICE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE, BASED ON THE REPORT ISSUED BY JOINT LEGISLATIVE BUDGET COMMITTEE, THERE ARE DIFFERENT ASSUMPTIONS. AS YOU RECALL, SOME YEARS AGO THE STATE INTRODUCED TAX CREDITS TO MAJOR CORPORATIONS, AND THEY HAD SO MANY YEARS TO USE THOSE TAX CREDITS. I BELIEVE NEXT YEAR IS THE FINAL YEAR OF THOSE TAX CREDITS CAN BE CASHED IN. THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO BE CASHED IN YEAR TO YEAR. THEY COULD BE CASHED IN ONE YEAR, CASHED IN OVER FIVE YEARS. SO PART OF THE ASSUMPTION IS THAT A LOT OF CORPORATIONS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THOSE TAX CREDITS THAT WERE LEGALLY DUE TO THEM AND THEY JUST CASHED IN A YEAR BEFORE THE FINAL. THAT’S ONE IDEA. THAT’S PROBABLY THE MAJOR REASON WHY THOSE TAX REVENUES CAME UP SHORT, BECAUSE EVERYTHING ELSE CAME STRONG AS FAR AS SALES AND JUST GENERAL INCOME TAX. GIVEN THAT, RIGHT NOW WITH THE CURRENT CASH FLOW, IT’S ABOUT 5% BELOW IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR WHERE IT’S ANTICIPATED BEING. SO WE’LL SEE WHERE THAT GOES. THAT BEING SAID, THE STATE IS LOOKING AT 100 MILLION. AS YOU RECALL THE LAST TIME WE WERE IN THIS TYPE OF POSITION WAS 2003 WHEN THEY WERE LOOKING AT ALL THESE DIFFERENT AREAS TO TRY TO GET MONEY TO MAKE UP THEIR DEFICIT. GOING BACK TO OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES, PROTECTING OUR SHARED REVENUE, WILL DEFINITELY BE PART OF THE IMPORTANCE TO PROTECT OUR REVENUES IN THAT. AND THERE’S SOME — THERE ARE OTHER FACTORS THAT COULD CHANGE THOSE NUMBERS, MAKE THE NUMBERS WORSE. THERE’S A NUMBER OF LAWSUITS AGAINST THE STATE. PART OF THAT IS THE HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDE TO DO THOSE IN THE CORRECTIONS FACILITIES. THERE IS ALSO THE RENTAL CAR SURCHARGE LAWSUIT WHERE THE STATE IS COLLECTING TAXES ON THAT. AND THERE’S PEOPLE SUING SAYING THAT’S NOT LEGAL. AND THEN FINALLY, OF COURSE, THE — THERE’S A LAWSUIT ON EDUCATION, K-12, AND THE STATE IS NOT — THAT THE STATE IS NOT MEETING ITS OBLIGATIONS FOR CAPITAL NEEDS. THOSE LAWSUITS DEPENDING WHEN THEY COME IN, HOW THEY COULD, COULD ALSO MAKE THAT DEFICIT LARGER. THERE IS AN ABILITY FOR THE STATE TO MANAGE IT. THAT’S ASSUMING THAT THEY DON’T CONTINUE $90 MILLION IN ONE-TIME FUNDS THEY ISSUED LAST BUDGET CYCLE. IF THEY DIDN’T DO THAT, THAT COVERS A LOT OF THE DEFICIT GAP. AND THE ECONOMY BY THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR COULD IMPROVE IN OTHER AREAS THAT HELP INCREASE THE REVENUES. BUT WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL ARE AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL SHORTFALL AT THE STATE AND WE ALWAYS KNOW THE LEGISLATURE LOOKS AT OTHER AREAS THAT MAKE UP THE SHORTFALL. WITH THAT, THAT IS THE SUMMATION I HAVE FOR THE STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. ANY QUESTIONS?>>Vice Mayor Pastor: I HAVE QUESTIONS. WHAT DO YOU ANTICIPATE — OBVIOUSLY WE TALK ABOUT THE SHARED REVENUES BECAUSE LAST YEAR WE WERE IN A DEEP, I GUESS, DIALOGUE ABOUT OUR SHARED REVENUES AND PROTECTING THEM. WHAT DO YOU ANTICIPATE OR ARE HEARING ABOUT OUR SHARED REVENUES, WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING AT.>>THERE IS NO DISCUSSION RIGHT NOW, VICE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF SUBCOMMITTEE. THERE ARE NO DISCUSSIONS ABOUT REVENUE SHARING RIGHT NOW, AND I THINK PART OF THAT — I BELIEVE PART OF THAT IS BECAUSE THE LAST TIME, AND THIS HAD TO BE IN THE LATE 2000s WHEN THEY TRIED TO TAKE REVENUE SHARING TO MAKE UP THEIR BUDGET DEFICIT THE LEGAL OF ARIZONA CITIES AND TOWNS LED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATE SAYING THAT THEY COULDN’T DO THAT UNLESS SOMEHOW THEY HAD THE SUPERMAJORITY VOTES TO RAISE REVENUES FOR THE STATE AND ALSO THAT WE HAD TO RECEIVE SOME TYPE OF BENEFIT OR SERVICE FROM THOSE REVENUES, AND WE ACTUALLY WON THAT LAWSUIT. THE CITIES WON THAT LAWSUIT. SO IF THE LEGISLATURE IS GOING TO TRY TO TAKE OUR REVENUE SHARING BASED ON THAT LAWSUIT, THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TWO HURDLES TO CLIMB. ONE, THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET A SUPERMAJORITY, WHICH IS THREE QUARTERS IN EACH CHAMBER, TO PASS AN INCREASE — BECAUSE THAT’S REVENUE INCREASE. AND IF THEY DO THAT, AND THAT’S UNLIKELY, BUT IF THEY DO THAT, THEY CAN’T JUST TAKE THE MONEY. THEY HAVE TO SHOW THAT WE AS A CITY — WHAT BENEFIT TO WE RECEIVE. THEY CAN’T JUST PAY THEIR BILLS. WE HAVE TO JUSTIFY GIVING TAXPAYER DOLLARS BACK TO THEM TO GET SOMETHING BACK FOR OUR RESIDENTS A DIRECT BENEFIT. SO THOSE ARE TWO HURDLES. AGAIN, AS YOU KNOW, AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. SO WE CAN — WE’RE ALWAYS GOING TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT ANYTHING THAT’S THROWN AT US, AND EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE HURDLES AND THINGS TO CLIMB, AS YOU KNOW, A LOT OF TIMES THEY PUSH THROUGH AND DO THINGS AND WAIT FOR LAWSUITS TO HAPPEN THAT HE WITH A HOPE THAT WON’T GET THERE THIS YEAR.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: YOU WILL BE COMING BACK TO US AND LOOKING AT ALL THE DIFFERENT, I GUESS — WHAT ARE THEY — BILLS –>>BILLS.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: — BILLS THAT THEN WE WILL SAY YES, WE WILL FOLLOW THIS, OR LET’S BE PART OF THIS. I’M ASSUMING WE’LL BE WORKING WITH THE LEAGUE SPECIFICALLY ABOUT PSPRS AND THOSE AREAS, BECAUSE WE PAY A LOT OF DUES TO THE LEAGUE, AND I WOULD LIKE US TO BE REPRESENTED.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: ANYTHING ELSE, COUNCILMAN?>>Councilman Nowakowski: NO.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: COUNCILMAN DICICCIO AND COUNCILMAN VALENZUELA?>>Councilman DiCiccio: I HAVE NOTHING.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THANK YOU.>>Councilman Valenzuela: I HAVE NOTHING. THANK YOU.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: NOW WE ARE ON THE FEDERAL GUIDING PRINCIPLES.>>VICE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE, AGAIN THIS YEAR THE FEDERAL GUIDING PRINCIPLES WILL BE — IS IT ON? THE LIGHT IS ON. SORRY. WE’LL HAVE TWO GUIDING PRINCIPLES AGAIN THIS YEAR. THE FIRST WILL BE PROMOTING FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY, WHICH MEANS WE WILL BE WORKING TO ACHIEVE PARITY IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PHOENIX COMPARED TO THE OTHER CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND THEN ALSO OPPOSING ANY UNFUNDED FEDERAL MANDATES THAT COULD BE IMPOSED ON THE CITY. AND THEN THE SECOND WILL BE PROTECTING LOCAL AUTHORITY. SO WE WILL BE PUSHING FOR FEDERAL ACTION THAT EMPOWERS LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND THEN OPPOSING THOSE EFFORTS THAT PREEMPT LOCAL DECISIONS. SO THERE ARE SEVEN DIFFERENT ISSUES ON THE FEDERAL AGENDA THAT IMPACT THIS SUBCOMMITTEE. THE FIRST TWO ARE IN PARKS AND REC. THE FIRST BEING THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND. THIS IS A FUND THE CITY HAS USED SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1965 TO WORK ON A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT PARK PROJECTS. NOT ONLY ARE THEY PROJECTS LIKE NORTH AND SOUTH MOUNTAIN BUT PARKS WITHIN THE CITY AS WELL, BOTH BIG AND LARGE PARKS. WE HAVE RECEIVED OVER 90 GRANTS SINCE 1965 THAT HAVE BEEN WORTH MORE THAN $10.2 MILLION. THESE ARE 50/50 GRANTS AND US AS A STAFF, WE RECOMMEND CONTINUING TO SUPPORT THIS FUNDING AND CONTINUING TO PUSH FOR GRANTS AS THE PARKS DEPARTMENT DISCOVERS THEM. THE SECOND IS THE PROJECT RIO SALADO AND RIO SALADO OESTE. WE WILL CONTINUE PUSHING FOR — PUSHING AS WE TRY TO FINISH UP RIO SALADO AND TRES RIOS AND ALSO CONTINUE OUR WORK ON TRYING TO REINSTITUTE THE AGREEMENT WITH THE ARMY CORPS OESTE PROJECT AND WE WILL BE WORKING WITH OUR CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS AS WE TRY TO REPOSITION THAT PROJECT, RIO SALADO OESTE FOR CONTINUED FUNDING. THEN IN ARTS AND CULTURE SECTION THERE WILL BE THREE SECTIONS OF THE FEDERAL AGENDA THAT IMPACT THAT DEPARTMENT. THE FIRST IS THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS, AND THE CITY RECOMMENDS CONTINUING TO ADVOCATE FOR FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING FOR OPPORTUNITIES THAT EXPAND CULTURAL ARTS — ARTS AND CULTURE. THERE IS TWO DIFFERENT GRANT PROGRAMS WITHIN THE NEA. THE FIRST IS THE OUR TOWN GRANT PROGRAM WHICH WORKS WITH GRANTS THAT COMBINE THE COMMUNITY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO EXPAND ART, AND THEN ALSO THE SECOND IS THE ARTWORKS PROGRAM, WHICH IS THE GRANT PROGRAM THAT GOES DIRECTLY TO ART PROJECTS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY ITSELF. THE SECOND IS THE CREATE ACT. THIS IS A PIECE OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION WHICH MAKES SLIGHT ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SEVERAL FEDERAL PROGRAMS TO HELP SUPPORT ARTISTS AND THE ARTIST COMMUNITY. THOSE ADJUSTMENTS HAPPEN IN FEMA WHERE ARTISTS WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR EMERGENCY GRANTS WHEN A DISASTER HAPPENS IN THEIR AREA, AS WELL AS THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, WHICH WOULD ALLOW ARTISTS TO UTILIZE SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THEY HAVE TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES. AND THEN ALSO THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION, WHICH HAS INCUBATORS AND OTHER SMALL BUSINESS LOANS AND SMALL BUSINESS TOOLS THAT ALLOW THOSE ARTISTS TO SUCCEED IN THEIR SMALL BUSINESSES.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: I HOPE COUNCILMAN SIMPLOT HELPS US.>>AND THEN THE THIRD TOPIC IS THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF HUMANITIES. THAT IS A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES GRANTS FOR THE PRESERVATION ASSISTANCE AND THE CITY HAS USED THESE IN THE PAST TO DO ASSESSMENTS AND PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR CONSERVATION EDUCATION, THE PROMOTION OF THE CITY’S CULTURAL ASSETS AND THE CITY WOULD AGAIN CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR FUNDING IN THAT PROGRAM AND CONTINUE GRANTS IN THAT WAY. THE NEXT TOPIC IS IN HUMAN SERVICES AND THAT IS HEAD START AND THE EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM THAT MOISES TALKED ABOUT SO ELOQUENTLY ABOUT EARLIER. THE CITY WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR FUNDING IN THE HEAD START PROGRAM AND ALSO FIGHTING TO ENSURE THAT THE CITY IS GETTING THEIR FAIR SHARE OF THAT FUNDING. THAT HAS BEEN A PROBLEM IN THE PAST AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE THE ARGUMENT THAT THE CITY ISN’T GETTING THEIR FAIR SHARE OF THE FUNDING DUE TO THE WAY ALLOCATIONS ARE DONE CURRENTLY. THERE IS A PROGRAM THAT CONCENTRATES ON BIRTH TO 5. THERE ARE TWO GRANT PROGRAMS WITHIN THE PROGRAM. THE FIRST IS THE EARLY HEAD START CHILD CARE PARTNERSHIP, WHICH HELPS PROVIDE CHILD CARE FOR THOSE FAMILIES THAT CAN’T AFFORD IT AND THE SECOND IS THE PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT GRANT THAT HELPS ENSURE CHILDREN HAVE ACCESS TO PRESCHOOL WHICH WE KNOW IS SO IMPORTANT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THOSE CHILDREN. THE STAFF RECOMMENDS WE CONTINUE FIGHTING FOR CONTINUED FUNDING AN INCREASED FUNDING WITHIN HEAD START, CONTINUED FUNDING OF THE EARLY HEAD START, AND THE PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT GRANT AND THEN ALSO FIGHTING TO ENSURE PHOENIX GETS THEIR FAIR SHARE WITHIN THE HEAD START PROGRAM. AND THEN THE LAST TOPIC IN THE AGENDA IS MY BROTHER’S KEEPER, WHICH IS A PROGRAM THAT THE CITY HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH SINCE 2014. THIS WOULD ALLOW, AND THE STAFF RECOMMENDS WE CONTINUE PURSUING BOTH FEDERAL GRANTS AND COMMUNITY AND PRIVATE GRANTS THAT HELP PUSH THE INITIATIVES OF MY BROTHER’S KEEPER. THERE ARE SIX PILLARS WITHIN THAT THE CITY AGREED TO IN THE ACTION PLAN THEY APPROVED IN LATE 2015. ENSURING ALL CHILDREN ARE PREPARED FOR SCHOOL, ENSURING ALL CHILDREN ARE READING AT GRADE LEVEL BY GRADE 3, ENSURING ALL YOUNG PEOPLE GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL, THAT ALL YOUNG PEOPLE COMPLETE A POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION OR TRAINING, THAT ALL YOUTH OUT OF SCHOOL ARE EMPLOYED AND ALL YOUNG PEOPLE ARE IN SAFE AND NONVIOLENT CRIME NEIGHBORHOODS.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THAT’S IT?>>YES, MA’AM.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: I WAS GOING TO ASK THE ABOUT ARTS BECAUSE THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, IF YOU ARE LISTENING OR WATCHING, THE MOVEMENT IN THAT AREA, MY UNDERSTANDING WAS THAT THEY WERE GOING TO ELIMINATE THAT WHOLE AREA.>>THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET WOULD LIKE TO ELIMINATE THAT WHOLE AREA BUT THAT DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN CONGRESS WILL AGREE WITH THAT. BY INCLUDING IT IN OUR AGENDA, WE CAN CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR IT.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THAT’S WHAT I WANTED TO PUT ON THE RECORD.>>YES, MA’AM.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THANK YOU. COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI, HAVE ANYTHING?>>Councilman Nowakowski: ABSOLUTELY. ONE OF THE AGENDA ITEMS IS LATINO CULTURAL CENTER. SO IF THERE IS ANY TYPE OF FEDERAL FUNDS LIKE NEW MEXICO GOT FOR THEIR ALBUQUERQUE HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER, THAT WOULD BE GREAT, IF YOU CAN START LOOKING INTO THAT. THE OTHER THING, TOO, I’M NOT SURE IF WE ALL GET TOGETHER WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION, OUR SENATORS, TO PUSH FOR THAT FAIR SHARE WHEN IT COMES TO EARLY HEAD START. YOU KNOW, THE STATE OF ARIZONA — WE’RE EITHER LAST OR SECOND TO LAST WHEN IT COMES TO EDUCATION. SO I THINK THAT WE SHOULD GET OUR FAIR SHARE WHEN IT COMES TO EARLY EDUCATION THAT THE IT’S A PROVEN FACT THAT INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE PART OF OUR HEAD START HAVE AN UPPER HAND WHEN IT COMES TO STARTING PRESCHOOL. AND THE OTHER THING IS THAT THE MY BROTHER’S KEEPER IS ANOTHER AFTER SCHOOL AND MAKING SURE THAT INDIVIDUALS ARE BEING PREPARED FOR HIGHER EDUCATION. SO I THINK IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO HAVE A CONVERSATION AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ADVOCATE DIRECTLY WITH THOSE DELEGATIONS THAT WE HAVE HERE IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA. DO WE MEET WITH THEM ON A QUARTERLY BASIS, ANNUAL BASIS, OR HOW DO WE DO THAT?>>SO WE DO MEET WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION ON AN ONGOING BASIS. WITH THOSE TWO FACTORS, ESPECIALLY HEAD START, WE’RE ALSO TRYING TO FIND PARTNERS IN OTHER CITIES/STATES THAT ARE ALSO UNDERFUNDED BY THE CURRENT WAY THAT THE SYSTEM IS FUNDED SO THAT WE CAN ALL JOIN TOGETHER IN ONE VOICE. IT OFTEN IS THE FASTER GROWING CITIES THAT ARE ON THE LOW END OF THE FUNDING CURVE WHEN IT COMES TO THAT.>>Councilman Nowakowski: WHEN YOU DO MEET WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION, I WOULD LIKE TO GO WITH YOU, AND I KNOW THAT OUR VICE MAYOR IS INVOLVED IN EDUCATION ALSO, SO WE CAN HELP ADVOCATE. I THINK IT’S SOMETHING THAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT IN SEEING THE STATE OF EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA. I WOULD LOVE TO BE PART OF THAT TO PUSH IT. AND ALSO ANY TYPE OF FUNDING FOR THE ARTS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO BUILDING THAT LATINO CULTURAL CENTER, IF THERE ARE ANY FEDERAL FUNDS WE COULD TAP INTO. ALSO BROWNFIELD FUNDING, I’M NOT SURE IF THERE IS ANYTHING OUT THERE. WE HAVE A LOT OF LANDFILLS THAT ARE ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER, THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY TRY TO GET SOME FEDERAL FUNDS TO UTILIZE OR CREATES PARKS OR SOCCER FIELDS. SO IF WE COULD LOOK INTO THAT.>>BROWNFIELD IS PART OF OUR LARGER FEDERAL AGENDA. IT IS ON A DIFFERENT SUBCOMMITTEE. BUT WE WILL CONTINUE ADVOCATING ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT’S BEHALF.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: SO WHAT’S HAPPENING IS THEY ARE TAILORING THEIR AGENDA TO EACH SUBCOMMITTEE, AND THAT ONE IS IN –>>HOUSING, I BELIEVE.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: SO SHEN.>>Councilman Nowakowski: WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE RIO SALADO AND OESTE. THAT’S WHY I BROUGHT IT UP.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: YOU’RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO GO WITH ME TO THE LEAGUE IN MARCH, I THINK IT’S IN MARCH WHEN I GO. THAT’S USUALLY WHERE I HAVE A DAY THAT STARTS USUALLY AT 8:00 AND ENDS AT ABOUT 9:00. YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO JOIN ME AND WHEN I WENT I DID VISIT WITH THE HEAD START — THE MAIN WOMAN AT THAT TIME, AND SHE TOLD ME OF THE CHANGES AND EVERYTHING THAT WAS HAPPENING, AND I DID MEET ON SEVERAL NONPROFITS OR FOUNDATIONS REGARDING THE PARKS. SO YOU’RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO JOIN ME.>>Councilman Nowakowski: WHEN IS THE LEAGUE OF CITIES NATIONAL CONFERENCE?>>TYPICALLY IN MARCH.>>IT’S IN MARCH. WE CAN GET YOU THE EXACT DATES.>>Councilman Nowakowski: THANK YOU.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN. REALLY APPRECIATE IT. IS THERE — SORRY.>>IF THERE’S ANYTHING ELSE, THOSE ARE GREAT ADDITIONS. IF THERE’S ANY OTHER ADDITIONS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE RELATED TO THIS PRESENTATION, THIS SHOULD BE THE TIME WE JUST TAKE THEM AND THEN WE WOULD LIKE TO JUST ASK FOR APPROVAL FROM THE COMMITTEE FOR THE PRESENTATION SO FAR.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP A PULSE OR KEEP US ENGAGED WITH DACA. I THINK THAT’S A VERY IMPORTANT PIECE, ESPECIALLY FOR OUR CITY. AND SO I’M NOT SURE HOW TO INCLUDE THAT.>>ON THAT, THERE WAS AN ACTION THAT THE COUNCIL TOOK IN MARCH OF 2013 AND DID INCLUDE IN THE ’14, ’15 AND ’16 FEDERAL AGENDAS THAT WAS IMMIGRATION REFORM RELATED THAT I CAN HAND OUT, AND, AGAIN, IT WAS RELATED TO IMMIGRATION REFORM. WHILE IT DID NOT ADDRESS DACA, IT CAN BE A STARTING POINT, AND THEN WE CAN WORK OFF OF THAT.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: I’M JUST SAYING BECAUSE RIGHT NOW IN THE TIME RIGHT NOW I THINK WE STILL PROBABLY WOULD LIKE TO BE — HAVE THAT LANGUAGE OF IMMIGRATION REFORM, BUT IT’S — SINCE DACA IS RIGHT NOW IN THE FRONT AND CENTER, WE PROBABLY NEED TO REALLY INCLUDE THAT AND SAY WE NEED TO KEEP ABREAST AND UPDATED AND UNDERSTAND WHAT WE NEED TO DO AS ELECTEDS TO PUSH FOR IT, AND THEN IN ADDITION TO THE REFORM. SO I’M NOT SURE IF YOU WANT ME TO READ THIS OR — DO I JUST SAY POLICY ADOPTED IN 2014, ’15, ’16, WHICH INCLUDES DACA.>>OKAY.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: WILL THAT WORK?>>YES.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: OR DO YOU WANT ME TO READ IT? DO YOU WANT ME TO READ IT?>>THEN I CAN SHARE SOME LANGUAGE AND WE CAN GO FROM THERE.>>Councilman Nowakowski: AND IF THERE IS ANY KIND OF FUNDING FOR SECURING OUR PARKS. WE HAVE PARK RANGERS. WE HAVE POLICE OFFICERS. AND IF THERE IS ANY EXTRA FUNDING, ESPECIALLY FOR OUR MOUNTAIN PRESERVES, THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING WE COULD GET SOME FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THAT.>>WE’LL BE SURE TO INVESTIGATE THAT.>>Councilman Nowakowski: THANK YOU.>>I DON’T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO DO THEM SEPARATE OR TOGETHER, BUT THE AGENDAS –>>Vice Mayor Pastor: CAN I JUST MOVE BOTH? ITEMS 7 AND 8, I NEED A MOTION ON ITEMS 7 AND 8.>>Councilman Nowakowski: MOTION TO APPROVE ITEMS 7 AND 8.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: ANYBODY ON THE PHONE?>>Councilman Valenzuela: SECOND.>>Councilman DiCiccio: I CAN SECOND THAT.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: SO I GOT THREE. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. [ CHORUS OF AYES]>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT. OUR NEXT ITEM IS ITEM 9, THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER ASSESSMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY. I DON’T KNOW HOW TO APPROACH THIS. I JUST NEED TO — I WAS A LITTLE TAKEN ABACK BY A PRESS RELEASE REGARDING THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER AND STATEMENT OF MISSING CULTURE AND TRANSPARENCY. I WAS TAKEN BACK BECAUSE THIS ITEM WAS NOT IN FRONT OF US YET. WE WERE PREPARING TO GET THIS ITEM IN FRONT OF THE COMMITTEE, AND I DIDN’T REALLY UNDERSTAND CLEARLY WHERE THIS WAS GOING AND MOVING. SO, YVONNE, I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT YOUR NAME WAS PART OF THIS WHOLE PIECE. YOU DID THE GREAT WORK THAT WE ASKED YOU TO DO, AND WE CONTRACTED YOU TO DO, AND DID A GREAT JOB ON THE PROPOSAL OR THE — I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE CALL IT — THE RESEARCH, AND I’M NOT JUST — I’M JUST — THE FEASIBILITY STUDY. SO I’M NOT REALLY SURE WHERE THAT CAME FROM. THERE IS A STATEMENT IN THERE BEFORE WE RELEASE EVERYTHING, AND IT’S A GENERAL STATEMENT THAT IS DONE WITH ANY STUDY FROM THE WRITER OR THE AUTHOR SAYING — ASKING FOR PERMISSION. ONCE IT’S RELEASED, IT’S RELEASED. BUT, YOU KNOW, STATING THAT TO GET PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR. SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE KNOW THAT YOU DO THIS FOR A LIVING, THIS IS PART OF ALL THE TALENT THAT YOU HAVE, AND THIS IS WHAT WE HIRED YOU TO DO. SO I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT, BECAUSE I THINK IT WAS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT, AND IT WENT, AND YOUR NAME WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE. SO I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT.>>I APPRECIATE THAT, VICE MAYOR.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: BUT I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO YOU LETTING US KNOW ABOUT THE ASSESSMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY. SO YOU’RE ON.>>THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO INTRODUCE YVONNE GALLARDO. AS YOU SEE, WE ARE HERE TO PRESENT THE RESULTS OF OUR NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A POSSIBLE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER. AS YOU RECALL THROUGH THE 2001 BONDS PROGRAM FUNDING WAS MADE AVAILABLE FOR — TO PROMOTE THE KNOWLEDGE AND APPRECIATION OF LATINOS IN 2016 OUR OFFICE, THE OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE, SECURED THE SERVICES OF A CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT THE STUDY AND YVONNE GALLARDO, WHO IS BASED IN LOS ANGELES, IS WITH US TODAY TO PROVIDE THE RESULTS TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE.>>THANK YOU, GALE. GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. I’M GOING TO START OFF WITH THE STUDY’S PROCESS, WHICH WAS CENTERED AROUND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING 23 ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEWS WITH ARTISTS, ARTS ADMINISTRATORS, POTENTIAL STAKEHOLDERS AND LATINO LEADERS IN PHOENIX. THERE WERE ALSO THREE PUBLIC TOWN HALLS THEY WERE PLANNED AND EXECUTED, TWO FOCUS GROUPS, AS WELL AS AN ELECTRONIC PUBLIC SURVEY WITH 254 RESPONDENTS. THAT FROM PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY WE FOUND A DEMONSTRATED NEED FOR A LATINO CULTURAL CENTER IN PHOENIX HE BASED ON THREE KEY POINTS, THE RAN IDENTIFY GROWTH OF THE LATINO POPULATION IN MARICOPA COUNTY, MANAGEMENT GAPS AND EXISTING ART AND CULTURE PRODUCERS IN PHOENIX, CHALLENGING THEIR SUCCESS AND SUSTAINABILITY, AND RESIDENTS EXPRESSED NEED FOR AN INCLUSIVE SPACE THAT BRIDGED THE MANY DIVERSE STREAMS OF THE LATINO EXPERIENCE IN PHOENIX. ALSO FROM THE ENGAGEMENT, PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES, A VISION WAS DRAFTED, AN INITIAL VISION WAS DRAFTED, WHICH IS TO BE A PREMIER LATINO CULTURAL CENTER THAT SERVES AS A CROSSROADS FOR A GROWING CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITY OF LATINO ARTISTS AND LEADERS IN PHOENIX AND CELEBRATES BOTH THE DIVERSITY OF THE LATINO EXPERIENCE AS WELL AS THE LEGACIES OF THE MEXICAN, MEXICAN-AMERICAN AND CHICANO INFLUENCES IN AMERICA’S SOUTHWEST REGION. KEY CHARACTERISTICS THAT WERE IDENTIFIED FOR THE CULTURAL CENTER WERE INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE TO ALL RESIDENTS OF PHOENIX AND BEYOND BE, THE CULTURE CENTER WOULD BE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, MEANING IT HAS — OR WOULD PRODUCE THE WIDEST RANGE OF PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES AND FOCUS ON ALL AGES, EDUCATION, ARTS, CULTURE AND ISSUES IMPORTANT TO THE LATINO COMMUNITY. IT WOULD ALSO SERVE AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE CONDUIT FOR THE EXISTING LATINO ARTS AND CULTURE COMMUNITY. EXAMPLES OF PROGRAMMING THAT WE HEARD THE RESIDENTS OF PHOENIX WOULD LIKE TO SEE WERE DEFINED BY PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATIONS WITH EXISTING LATINO ARTS AND CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS IN PHOENIX AND IMPLEMENTED BY WHAT WOULD BE THE STAFF AND KEY PARTNERS OF THE CULTURAL CENTER. SO THOSE EXAMPLES WOULD BE AN ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL, A COMMUNITY KITCHEN AND CULINARY CLASSES, ART WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES, COMMUNITY AND ARTIST-LED EVENTS, LECTURES, POETRY AND STORYTELLING, AS WELL AS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTIST ORGANIZATIONS AND OFF-SITE MOBILE ART PERFORMANCE SERVICES. THE COMMON THREAD THAT WE FOUND THROUGH ALL OF THESE SUGGESTIONS FROM RESIDENTS WAS AN EDUCATION AND PARTICIPATORY-BASED SET OF PROGRAMMING. PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE ART OR BE A PART OF THE PROCESS.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: WHEN YOU SAY BE PART OF THE PROCESS, CAN YOU DIG DEEPER IN THAT STATEMENT?>>SURE. TRADITIONALLY WHEN WE THINK OF ART OR THE EXPERIENCE OF ART AND CULTURE, WE THINK OF THE RESIDENT OR THE PARTICIPANT AS PASSIVE. IN THIS INSTANCE, PARTICIPANTS WOULD ACTUALLY BE A PART OF MAKING ART, OF CONCEPTUALIZING EVENTS, AND BEING ACTUALLY A PART OF THE PROCESS OF WHAT HAPPENS WITHIN THAT SPACE.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: LIKE ASSISTING OR BEING PART OF CREATING THE PROGRAMMING?>>CORRECT, OR HAVING A WORKSHOP ON HOW TO MAKE ART OR BEING PART OF AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A CULTURAL FESTIVAL, SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: SO THEY’RE PARTICIPATING — IT’S KIND OF LIKE I’M REMINDED OF A CARNIVAL FAIR. WHAT I MEAN — BECAUSE I WAS PART OF IT ALL WEEKEND — IS EVERYBODY PARTICIPATES IN MAKING SURE THE CARNIVAL IS SUCCESSFUL, BUT EVERYBODY PARTICIPATES IN HAVING A VOICE OF WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE WITH FOOD ITEMS, WHO IS GOING TO DO THE BASKETS, WHO IS GOING TO DO THE ENTERTAINMENT, AND EVERYBODY IS ENGAGED, AND IT’S A WHOLE COMMUNITY. THAT’S WHAT I’M HEARING YOU SAY.>>EXACTLY. EXACTLY. PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES ALSO INCLUDED QUESTIONS AND SURVEYS AROUND THE LOCATION OF THE CULTURAL CENTER AND WE FOUND TWO SALIENT THEMES THAT CAME OUT OF THOSE ANSWERS. THE FIRST WAS A DESIRE FOR A VISIBLE LATINO CULTURAL PRESENCE IN PHOENIX AT THE HEART OF THE CITY’S CULTURAL CENTER, AND THE OTHER WAS THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER SHOULD BE ON PAR WITH PHOENIX HE IS OTHER CULTURE CENTERS AND INSTITUTIONS DOWNTOWN. ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO SPECIFIC SITE IDENTIFIED IN THE STUDY. WE TOOK A CONCEPTUAL APPROACH TO THE FACILITY BECAUSE THERE’S NO SPECIFIC SITE AT THIS MOMENT. SO THE CONCEPT WOULD BE IDENTIFIED BY AN IDIOSYNCRATIC LOCAL CONTEXTUAL FRAMING. IT WOULD BE SMALL, MANAGEABLE AND MODULAR. AND THE DESIGN WOULD FACILITATE A COLLABORATIVE AND CONCURRENT ACTIVITIES. THINGS CAN HAPPEN AT THE SAME TIME WITHOUT DISRUPTION. THE SIZE WOULD RANGE FROM 22,620 SQUARE FEET TO 18,330 SQUARE FEET AND ESTIMATES BASED ON A MINIMAL DOLLAR TO SQUARE FOOTAGE EQUATION RANGED FROM 4.5 TO $3.6 MILLION FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND $2.3 TO $1.8 MILLION FOR REHABILITATION OF AN EXISTING BUILDING. AS YOU CAN SEE HERE IN THE DIAGRAM, THIS IS BASED ON THE NEW CONSTRUCTION PROPOSAL. AGAIN, IT IS CONCEPTUAL AND TAKES INTO ACCOUNT A COUPLE OF ASSUMPTIONS. ONE, THAT THE FACILITY WOULD BE ONE STORY, THAT IT WOULD BE ONE BUILDING, ON-SITE PARKING WOULD MEET REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY PARKING CODES, AND AN EXTERIOR COURTYARD WOULD BE A USABLE EXTERIOR SPACE. IN ADDITION TO THE NEW CONSTRUCTION — OR AS A PART OF THE NEW CONSTRUCTION, IT WOULD EITHER HAPPEN ON A CITY-OWNED OR — A CITY-OWNED LAND OR REHABILITATION OF AN EXISTING CITY-OWNED BUILDING, OR THE MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT ON CITY-OWNED LAND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CITY OR PRIVATE DEVELOPER. THE BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSES TWO MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES FOR CONSIDERATION. THE FIRST WOULD BE THAT THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER IS ESTABLISHED AS AN INDEPENDENT NONPROFIT 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION THAT INCLUDES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BOARD OF DIRECTORS WHO HIRES AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF THE CULTURAL CENTER AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LONG-TERM GOALS, FISCAL SOLVENCY AND POLICY. IN THIS MODEL, THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER IS SUPPORTED BY THE CITY OF PHOENIX FOR A PORTION OF THE CAPITAL COSTS BUT WILL HAVE NO ROLE IN THE MANAGEMENT OR PROGRAMMING OF THE CULTURAL CENTER. THE SECOND STRUCTURE PROPOSED IS A TEMPORARY HYBRID FOR THE FIRST THREE YEARS OF THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER. GRANTING TEMPORARY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE INVESTMENT FOR THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER DURING WHAT IS A CRITICAL PERIOD, THAT START-UP PERIOD. THIS WOULD BE SUPPORTED BY — COULD BE SUPPORTED BY EITHER A CONTRACT FOR SERVICES AGREEMENT OR A HYBRID MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE. THE PARTNERSHIP WOULD EXTEND FROM THE CAPITAL BUILDING PHASES TO THE FISCAL — TO THE THIRD FISCAL YEAR. OPERATING COSTS WOULD TOTAL $1.2 MILLION FOR THREE YEARS, INCLUDING THE START-UP PHASE, AND YEAR ONE WOULD BE APPROXIMATELY $450,000 IF FISCAL YEARS TWO AND 3 AT $350,000 FOR OPERATING. THAT INITIAL YEAR IS A LITTLE HIGHER DUE TO WHAT IS RECOMMENDED AS AN INVESTMENT AROUND EARNED INCOME — EARNED REVENUE ACTIVITIES. SO THAT IS CAPITAL INVESTMENT THERE.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: YVONNE, COULD WE GO BACK? I WOULD LIKE TO DIG DEEPER INTO THE STRUCTURE OF THIS BUSINESS PLAN. COULD YOU GO BACK TO THE HYBRID? I JUST NEED A LITTLE MORE CLARITY ON THE WHAT THE HYBRID WOULD LOOK LIKE VERSUS THE SECOND ONE.>>SO THE FIRST, WHICH IS THE INDEPENDENT 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION WOULD BE ESTABLISHED REGARDLESS, THAT THAT WOULD BE A FIRST STEP. WHETHER THAT CONTINUES AS AN INDEPENDENT ENTITY OR PARTNERS WITH A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE AGENCY, BUSINESS, FOUNDATION FOR INITIAL START-UP COSTS, WHICH REALLY IF YOU LOOK AT NONPROFITS, ANY NEW NONPROFIT, IT’S REALLY LIKE A NEW BUSINESS. SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT TWO TO THREE YEARS AT THE START, YOU’RE LOOKING AT LOSSES WHEN IT COMES TO REVENUE STRATEGIES. SO THIS IS INVESTING TO ENSURE THAT THOSE REVENUE STRATEGIES CAN BE BUILT UP TO THE POINT OF SUSTAINABILITY PAST THOSE THREE YEARS. SO THE HYBRID OR PARTNERSHIP STRUCTURE IS REALLY AROUND THAT INITIAL INVESTMENT AND SUPPORT DURING WHAT IS A CRITICAL BEGINNING TIME.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: SO IT IS BASICALLY FORMING A 501(C)(3) AND THEN ONCE THE 501(C)(3), THE HYBRID WOULD BE BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE 501(C)(3) AND THE — IS THAT WHAT I’M HEARING?>>THAT’S CORRECT. AGAIN, I THINK IT’S UP TO THE PARTNERSHIP HOW THAT PARTNERSHIP IS — WHAT THE NATURE OF THE PARTNERSHIP IS AND HOW THAT’S CARRIED OUT, WHETHER THROUGH CONTRACT FOR SERVICES OR A MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP WHERE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S SALARY IS UNDER THE PARTNER AS OPPOSED TO THE 501(C)(3). SO REALLY THOSE DETAILS, THE NATURE OF THE PARTNERSHIP SHOULD BE WORKED OUT BETWEEN THE NONPROFIT AND THE PARTNER.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: BASICALLY THE CITY WOULD BE IN THE HYBRID WOULD BE ONE OF THE PARTNERS TO HELP WITH THE START-UP COSTS AND THE — IN THE FIRST THREE YEARS? IS THAT WHAT I’M HEARING?>>THAT’S ONE POSSIBILITY.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: OKAY. GOT IT.>>SO THE REVENUE STRATEGIES, AS YOU CAN SEE, ARE FOCUSING ON A VERY AGGRESSIVE EARNED INCOME PERCENTAGE. WHAT RESEARCH — RECENT RESEARCH AROUND CULTURALLY SPECIFIC ORGANIZATIONS SHOW THAT EARNED INCOME — A HEALTHY EARNED INCOME PORTION OF REV KNEE IS REALLY KEY — REVENUE IS KEY TO THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS AS OPPOSED TO INDIVIDUALS GIVING IN MORE TRADITIONAL OR MAINSTREAM INSTITUTIONS. SO YOU’RE LOOKING AT A 40% EARNED INCOME GOAL, 50% GRANTS AND CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP AND A VERY CONSERVATIVE 10% INDIVIDUAL GIVING. EARNED INCOME CAN BE IDENTIFIED IN — WITHIN RELATIONSHIP TO THE CONCEPT OF THE LATINO CULTURAL CENTER AS ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVALS, MOBILE ART SERVICES WHERE WORKSHOPS, ART SERVICES ARE TAKEN TO PARKS, COMMUNITY CENTERS, PRIVATE EVENTS, ON-SITE WORKSHOPS, SPACE RENTAL AND KITCHEN RENTAL. SO WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT COMMUNITY KITCHEN, THAT’S A PART OF AN EARNED INCOME REVENUE STRATEGY. SO CONNECTING EARNED REVENUE STRATEGIES TO PROGRAMMING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ENSURES THAT THOSE ARE INTEGRATED AND CONTINUED WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL COSTS OR OUTSIDE COSTS. COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT WOULD COMBINE GRASS ROOTS MARKETING STRATEGIES — THIS IS INITIALLY IN THE FIRST THREE YEARS FOR INITIAL ENGAGEMENT — USING TACTICS OF STREET TEAM ENGAGING ARTISTS AND CULTURE PRODUCERS AND CROSS SECTIONAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE THE PHOENIX LATINO COMMUNITY. COMBINE THIS WITH MORE TRADITIONAL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING APPROACHES AND YOU GET OPTIMAL ENGAGEMENT. AND THAT CONCLUDES THE KEY POINTS OF THE STUDY. THANK YOU.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: QUESTIONS?>>HAPPY TO TAKE QUESTIONS.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI?>>Councilman Nowakowski: I HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS. I THINK IT’S A GREAT PROGRAM. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HOW WE CAN COMBINE SOME OF OUR CITY PROGRAMS AND HAVE A CULTURAL TWIST — SEEING THAT 40% OF THE POPULATION HERE IN PHOENIX HAPPEN TO BE OF LATINO DESCENT. I REMEMBER GROWING UP WE USED TO HAVE COMMUNITY COUNCILS AND IT WAS PART OF THE LEAP PROGRAM. BASICALLY WE HAD A CASEWORKER. THAT’S WHERE I WENT TO HEAD START AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER. WE ALSO HAD A SENIOR PROGRAM THERE. SO HOW CAN WE CREATE A SPACE IN CENTRAL PHOENIX WHERE IT’S NOT JUST A CULTURAL CENTER BUT IT’S A RESOURCE CENTER FOR EVERYONE WITH THE TWIST OF CULTURE IN THERE? SO WE CAN ACTUALLY INSTEAD OF FOR THE THREE TO FIVE YEARS, THE CITY OF PHOENIX GO ANY THERE WITH RESOURCES OF FINANCES, BUT WE ALSO PROVIDE PROGRAMS. WE HAVE OFFICES THERE. WE HAVE MAYBE A CASEWORKER THAT CAN DEAL WITH DIFFERENT CONCERNS WITHIN THAT AREA WHERE IF WE — WHEREVER WE DECIDE THIS CULTURAL CENTER WILL GO. SENIOR PROGRAMS. AND IT’S NOT JUST FOR HISPANICS OR LATINOS, BUT IT’S A TWIST OF CULTURE WHERE YOU CELEBRATE THE DIFFERENT CULTURES THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF PHOENIX. MAYBE ONE MONTH IT WILL BE A LATINO TWIST TO IT, BUT THEN IT COULD BE CHINESE, IRISH. JUST DIFFERENT TWISTS. SO WE CELEBRATE WITH OUR SENIORS THAT WHOLE DIVERSITY OF CULTURE THAT WE HAVE IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX AND ALSO AFTER SCHOOL. HOW DO WE USE TECHNIQUES FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES TO TEACH PEOPLE MATH AND LANGUAGES AND STUFF LIKE THAT. SO HOW DO WE INTERTWINE THE PROGRAMS WE ALREADY HAVE, OUR AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS, OUR SENIOR PROGRAMS, MAYBE IN OUR PARKS AND REC., SPORTS PROGRAMS AND CULTURAL EVENTS WE HAVE OUT THERE, AND WE BRING IT TO ONE PLACE WHERE YOU KNOW THAT YOU COME TO THIS PLACE ON A WEEKEND, THERE’S SOMETHING HAPPENING. IT’S SORT OF LIKE A BIG PLAZA, LIKE A MEXICAN MERCADO, INSTEAD OF — IT COULD BE A MEXICAN MERCADO, BUT INSTEAD OF CALLING IT A MERCADO, ONE WEEKEND IT WILL BE A FARMERS MARKET, BUT IT WILL HAVE A SOUTHWEST TWIST. IT COULD BE A DESTINATION POINT SO WHEN PEOPLE COME IN FROM BACK EAST, THEY ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SOUTHWEST TO TAKE BACK, SOMETHING FROM MEXICO. SO THEY CAN COME HERE AND THERE’S RETAIL SHOPS THERE, THERE WILL BE AN EXPERIENCE OF THE SOUTHWEST WHERE THEY CAN’T GET THAT BACK IN — BACK EAST WHERE THEY’RE COMING FROM. SO I THINK IT HAS TO BE A UNIQUE PLACE WHERE IT’S NOT JUST A CENTER THAT’S A CULTURE CENTER BUT IT’S BEYOND THAT, AND AT THE SAME TIME, WE PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES THAT WE CAN SUPPORT THE GOOD DEEDS OF THIS CULTURAL CENTER AT THE SAME TIME. I’M NOT SURE WHERE TO BEGIN THAT CONVERSATION OR HOW DO WE BRING ALL THE DIFFERENCE SERVICES THAT –>>Vice Mayor Pastor: I THINK WE’RE 10 STEPS AHEAD. I THINK WE — YOU’RE 10 STEPS AHEAD, OR 20 STEPS AHEAD BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS SINCE YOU HAVE ENTERED, AND NOW YOU ARE VERY EAGER TO MAKE SURE IT HAPPENS, AND SO I THINK WE COULD PROBABLY TAKE — OR, GALE, YOU TAKE ALL THESE IDEAS AND EVERYTHING AND AS WE GROW, THEY’RE EMBEDDED AS WE MOVE FORWARD. BECAUSE I THINK YOU HAVE A GREAT CONCEPT IN THE SENSE OF I THINK OF CASA PRIMA VERA. I THINK OF CASA PRIMA VERA ON THE WEST SIDE WHERE OUR SENIORS ARE, AND THIS WOULD BE A WAY FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO GET IN THEIR VAN, ALL OF THEM TO COLLECT TOGETHER, COME TO SOME TYPE OF PROGRAMMING DOWNTOWN, AND SHARE AMONG OTHERS, AND REALLY I LOOK AT IT AS MORE OF ENGAGING THE — THAT POPULATION THAT SOMETIME IS ISOLATED, ENGAGING THEM TO PARTICIPATE, BUT ALSO THEY MAY HAVE GREAT STORIES AND CULTURAL FLARE THAT THEN THEY MAY BE AMONG THEMSELVES CREATE AN ART PROJECT. I THINK IT’S ANOTHER WAY OF ENGAGING THE YOUNG YOUTH AS A MULTI-GENERATIONAL OF PUTTING — NOT PUTTING — BUT YOUNG YOUTH INTEGRATING WITH THE SENIORS AND UNDERSTANDING HOW WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER AND UNDERSTAND THEIR STORIES AND THEIR LIFE STORIES, BUT THEN THEY CAN ALSO SHARE WHAT THEY ARE FEELING OR — SO I THINK THAT’S MORE INTERCULTURAL OF BUILDING A COMMUNITY. I THINK THAT’S WHAT COMMUNITY DOES. AND I THINK WE CAN DO THAT. IT’S JUST A MATTER OF HOW WE RECREATE IT INTO THE PROGRAMMING. BECAUSE I’M ASSUMING THIS NOW GOES INTO THE PROGRAMMING PIECE.>>THAT’S CORRECT. I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT, VICE MAYOR — OR THE STUDIES SHOW THAT INCLUSIVITY AND A WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE WAS REALLY IMPORTANT TO THE RESIDENTS OF PHOENIX, AND INTERGENERATIONAL ACTIVITIES. SO, YES, THE PROGRAMMING, THE NARRATIVE, IF YOU WILL, OF PROGRAMMING ARE TO BE CREATED BY THE STAFF ONCE THEY ARE IN PLACE, AND THEY’RE ALSO TO BE RESPONSIVE TO COMMUNITY IDEAS SO THAT PROGRAMMING CAN BE EXPANSIVE AS WELL AS DIRECTED BY STAFF.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: I HAVE A CURIOSITY. IT JUST HIT ME AS WE WERE TALKING. IT’S A CULTURAL CENTER, BUT I ALSO LOOK AT IT AS AN EDUCATIONAL CENTER. AND SO ONE OF THE ELEMENTS THAT RIGHT NOW WE’RE FACING, OR WE’RE HEARING, OR I WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IS REALLY SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY, AND SO THAT MOVEMENT IS HAPPENING, AND THEN HOW DO WE EMBED EQUITY AND SOME OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ELEMENTS, REALLY, AS WE BUILD THIS IN POLICY AND CREATIVITY AND PROGRAMMING, AND IT JUST — AS WE WERE SPEAKING, IT HIT ME WHERE THIS PIECE — WE COULD BE AN EXAMPLE OR A MODEL OF HOW IT HAPPENS.>>ABSOLUTELY. ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WHAT THE CULTURAL CENTER MIGHT SERVE — ONE OF THE NEEDS THAT IT MIGHT SERVE IS THE SUPPORT OF EXISTING LATINO CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ARTISTS, AND IN THAT WAY YOU ARE PROVIDING TOOLS NECESSARY TO — TOWARDS EQUITY, AND SIMILARLY, THE STUDY SHOWS THAT PARTNERING WITH AS MANY CROSS SECTOR COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AS POSSIBLE WOULD ONLY BENEFIT THE PARTICIPANTS, THE RESIDENTS, THE ARTISTS THAT ATTEND THE CULTURAL CENTER, THAT ARE A PART OF THE CULTURAL CENTER, AND AGAIN INTERSECTING ISSUES. SO IT IS EDUCATIONAL AND PARTICIPATORY, AND IN THAT WAY, YOU ARE BUILDING SKILLS, RESOURCES AND ACCESS TOWARDS — WHICH ARE ALL GOALS OF EQUITY.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: OKAY.>>Councilman Nowakowski: SO GOING BACK TO THE HYBRID STRUCTURE, SO SAYING ALL THOSE THINGS I JUST SAID, THEN THE CITY OF PHOENIX SHOULD BE SITTING AT THE TABLE WITH OTHER INVESTORS, RIGHT?>>YES.>>Councilman Nowakowski: WHAT OTHER INVESTORS WOULD YOU SEE AT THAT TABLE?>>CERTAINLY THE LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY, BUT I ALSO THINK THERE’S A NATIONAL INTEREST IN EQUITY, IN THE ARTS, AND EQUITY AMONG CULTURALLY SPECIFIC ORGANIZATIONS, AND SO THERE ARE MANY FOUNDATIONS THAT FUND NATIONAL PROJECTS THAT ARE WORKING TOWARDS THAT GOAL, AND I THINK PHOENIX IS AS A CROSSROADS AT THE MOMENT WHERE IT’S VERY TIMELY IN TERMS OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS THAT ARE HAPPENING. I THINK YOU WOULD SEE A LOT OF NATIONAL INTEREST IN THIS PROJECT.>>Councilman Nowakowski: ONE OF THE THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IS STARTING TO FORM THAT HYBRID STRUCTURE WHERE YOU GET THOSE KEY INDIVIDUALS ON THAT BOARD TO START TO LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITY OF FUNDRAISING AND TRYING TO SEE IF WE CAN MAKE THAT GOAL OF 1.2 MILLION JUST TO OPERATE IT FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS AND THEN THE FUNDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDING ITSELF, AND MAYBE ANOTHER TEAM LOOKING AT A LOCATION SITE THAT YOU CAN BRING TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE AND MAYBE SUGGEST A COUPLE LOCATIONS AND STUFF LIKE THAT.>>VICE MAYOR AND COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI, ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS MIGHT BE TO FORM ANOTHER ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO DO EXACTLY THAT.>>Councilman DiCiccio: MADAM CHAIR.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: YES, GO AHEAD, COUNCILMAN.>>Councilman DiCiccio: I THINK WHAT COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT, AND I THINK HE’S SPOT ON ON THIS. I DON’T SEE THAT THESE CULTURAL CENTERS EVERY BECOME REALLY SELF-SUSTAINING OR DONE ON DONATIONS ALONE. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO HAPPEN THAT WAY. BUT TO COMBINED IT WITH SERVICES NEEDED IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA, SENIOR SERVICES, THINGS LIKE THAT, WHERE YOU HAVE A DELIBERATE MODELS BASED WITH A CULTURAL CENTER BASE, I THINK IS WHERE YOU NEED TO BE. IF YOU LOOK AT IT, WE DON’T REALLY HAVE A DOWNTOWN AREA — [INAUDIBLE] AT SOME POINT. SO I SUBMIT TO COMBINE THOSE TYPES OF SERVICES YOU WILL BE BETTER OFF. IF YOU ARE NOT, THE CENTER ITSELF, YOU CAN TALK ABOUT ALL THE FEEL GOOD STUFF YOU WANT, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY IT’S NOT GOING TO WORK, IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN BUT IF YOU COMBINE IT WITH SERVICES THAT COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI OUTLINE ORIGINALLY, [INAUDIBLE] I’M GOING TO HAVE TO GET OFF. I WANT TO MAKE SURE TO PUT THAT IN.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: OKAY, COUNCILMAN. I THINK AS A COLLECTIVE AND AS A GROUP THAT HAS SAT HERE AND THOUGHT WHERE WE’RE VERY THOUGHTFUL IN KNOWING WHAT OUR FUTURE IS IN SUSTAINABILITY OF A CULTURAL CENTER, I THINK THAT WAS PART OF THE WHOLE PLAN MOVING FORWARD. THE ONE PIECE IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IS HAVING A FEASIBILITY STUDIED AND UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE COST IS GOING TO BE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THE NEEDS ARE IN THE COMMUNITY AND SURVEYING THE COMMUNITY AND HAVING THE COMMUNITY INVOLVED TO VOICE THEIR OPINION OF WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN ORDER FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD. AND SO THESE ELEMENTS THAT WE ARE SPEAKING OF ARE ALL PART OF PROGRAMMING AND THAT’S ALL PART OF THE FUTURE. SO APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS. I HOPE EVERYBODY IS WELL, AND MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR MOM ALSO.>>Councilman DiCiccio: THAT’S OKAY. THANK YOU.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: YOU’RE WELCOME. I GUESS MY QUESTION TO YOU IS, THIS IS FOR DISCUSSION AND INFORMATION, FOR US TO HAVE A DISCUSSION. WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS? WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO? WILL YOU COME BACK WITH SOME ITEMS AND THEN HAVE A DISCUSSION? OR AN ACTION?>>YES, EXACTLY. SO WITH YOUR — AT YOUR DIRECTION I WOULD WORK WITH YOU TO IDENTIFY ANOTHER VOLUNTEER ADVISORY GROUP. IT MIGHT INCLUDE SOME OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT SERVE IN THE FIRST ADVISORY GROUP. BUT THIS ONE WOULD BE LIKELY MORE BUSINESS FOCUSED, MORE ENTREPRENEURIAL IN NATURE, AND WE WOULD DO SOME ANALYSIS OF WHAT OUR CITY RESOURCES ARE AND WHAT THE COMMUNITY CAN BRING TO THIS CONVERSATION.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: OKAY. I GUESS WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE — I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE SEVERAL ADVISORY GROUPS.>>MAY BE.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: I THINK ONE IN PARTICULAR IS GOING TO BE AN ADVISORY GROUP AS A FUNDRAISING. THE OTHER ONE WILL BE PROBABLY A PROGRAMMING. THE OTHER ONE WILL PROBABLY BE FIGURING OUT THE LOCATION. THE OTHER ONE WOULD BE ALSO — NOT PROGRAMMING, NOT LOCATION — OH, I LOST IT.>>Councilman Nowakowski: DESIGN –>>Vice Mayor Pastor: FUNDRAISING — NO. I LOST IT. BUT THERE’S GOING TO HAVE TO BE SEVERAL DIFFERENT GROUPS, AND THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE — I LOOK AT IT AS HAPPENING SIMULTANEOUSLY, NOT JUST WORK — AND IT’S GOING TO HAVE TO BE VERY FOCUSED MANAGEABLE. OH, I KNOW, FORMING THE 501(C)(3) AND FIGURING OUT WHO THAT BOARD OF DIRECTORS WOULD BE, AND I GUESS THE GOVERNANCE.>>WE HAVE A LOT OF EXCITING WORK AHEAD OF US.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH TIME YOU’LL NEED?>>I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY. THERE ARE SOME OTHER RESOURCES I NEED TO UNDERSTAND, AND I THINK MORE CONVERSATION WITH ALL THE OF THE COUNCIL AROUND INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES INTERESTED OUT THERE IN THE COMMUNITY. BUT I WOULD SAY I WOULD CERTAINLY NEED MAYBE FOUR MONTHS AT LEAST TO BE ABLE TO COME BACK TO YOU.>>Councilman Nowakowski: MY QUESTION WOULD BE, ANY TYPE OF RESOURCES OR STAFF DO YOU HAVE THE STAFF TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE THIS TYPE OF A PROJECT?>>WE DON’T HAVE EXTRA STAFF TO DO THESE KINDS OF PROJECTS BUT IT’S THE KIND OF WORK THAT FALLS TO US, OR FALLS TO ME.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: WE MAY HAVE TO LOOK AT SPECIAL PROGRAMS, SPECIAL PROJECTS. WE MAY HAVE TO THROW THIS IN A SPECIAL PROJECTS RILL MANY. SO THEN I CAN ANTICIPATE, LET’S SEE, DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH. SO I’M GOING TO PUT IT IN THE MARCH AGENDA.>>I’M HAPPY WITH THAT. THANK YOU.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: WE DO HAVE A CALL TO THE PUBLIC AND I’M SO SORRY, THOMAS. WE GOT THE PRESENTATION STARTED. WE GOT ENGAGED. I SHOULD HAVE ASKED YOU FROM THE VERY BEGINNING TO COME SPEAK. I APOLOGIZE.>>THAT’S OKAY. I ENJOYED THE PRESENTATION. MY NAME IS THOMAS SIMON, AND I AM HERE, AND I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO VICE MAYOR PASTOR AND COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI AND COUNCILMAN VALENZUELA. I THINK COUNCILMAN DICICCIO IS GONE NOW BUT WE WANT TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES TO HIS HIM AND HIS FAMILY LET THEM KNOW THAT WE BELIEVE THAT THE SAFEST PLACE IS WHERE HIS FATHER IS NOW IN GOD’S MEMORY. MY CLIENTS, THE CHINESE UNITED OF GREATER PHOENIX, THE SUPER EL RANCH SUPERMARKET AND THE CHINESE RESTAURANT IN THE CHINESE CULTURAL CENTER, BY THE WAY WHICH IS STILL OPEN, HAVE ASKED ME TO COME AND MAKE SURE THAT WE LET THE CITY COUNCIL KNOW THAT WE DON’T JUST COME TO YOU WHEN WE NEED SOMETHING. WE COME TO YOU WHEN WE SUPPORT SOMETHING. AND WE SUPPORT THIS PROJECT, THIS IDEA OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY FROM THE HISPANIC OPERATION. I’M STRUCK BY THE RECENT CENSUS REPORT THAT SHOWS OVER 41% OF 18 AND 19-YEAR-OLDS IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX ARE HISPANIC AND WE THINK A CULTURAL CENTER THAT CONNECTS THEM TO THEIR ROOTS IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE VERY, VERY HELPFUL. WE KNOW THAT THE CHINESE CULTURAL CENTER EACH YEAR, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, CHILDREN, VISIT THE CULTURAL CENTER FROM THE BOY SCOUTS TO THE HIGH SCHOOL AND THE JUNIOR HIGHS AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AND WE THINK THAT THAT IS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHINESE COMMUNITY, AND WE BELIEVE THAT THAT WOULD BE ALSO A GREAT ASSET FOR THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY AND ALL THE COMMUNITY OF CHILDREN TO BE ABLE TO GO TO A HISPANIC CENTER ON A VISIT AND BE ABLE TO SEE THE ROOTS OF HISPANICS. FOR PURPOSES OF DISCLOSURE, I MAY JUST BE RELATED TO MISS GALLARDO. MY MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME IS GALLARDO AND WE ARE FROM EAST L.A., WHERE SHE COMES FROM AS WELL. MY PARENTS BOTH WENT TO GARFIELD HIGH. SO IT’S IMPORTANT PERSONALLY AS WELL THAT I MAKE SURE I COMMEND YOU ON A TREMENDOUS PRESENTATION AND IT’S A — VERY PROUD TO SEE THAT YOU PUT TOGETHER SUCH A PRESENTATION FOR THE CITY OF PHOENIX. IN CLOSING, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT, TO COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI, TO VICE MAYOR PASTOR, AND TO COUNCILMAN VALENZUELA THAT THE CHINESE COMMUNITY SUPPORTS THIS EFFORT, THAT WHATEVER WE CAN DO TO HELP IN THIS EFFORT WE STAND BY THIS REPORT AND THIS EFFORT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO MORE DIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX. THANK YOU.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT. I WANT TO END WITH THE FACT THAT I BELIEVE MY COLLEAGUES AREN’T HERE, ESPECIALLY COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI, WERE VERY MUCH TRANSPARENT THROUGH THIS PROCESS, VERY MUCH KNEW IT WAS PART OF A COMMUNITY AND CULTURE, AND THAT YVONNE, YOU DID A GREAT JOB — MISS GALLARDO — YOU DID A GREAT JOB CAPTURING ALL OF THAT. TRANSPARENCY — IF ANYTHING ABOUT ME, I’M AS TRANSPARENT AS POSSIBLE, AND WE FORMED AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AND IN THAT ADVISORY COMMITTEE WE RECOMMENDED NAMES, EVERYBODY HAD A CHANCE TO APPLY FOR THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. WE HAD TOWN HALLS THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE CITY, AND EVERYBODY — DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE DISTRICT. WE ALSO HAD DATA COLLECTION SO THAT THE DEMONSTRATED — IT DEMONSTRATED WHAT THE NUMBERS WERE, AND THROUGH ALL THIS WHOLE PROCESS YOU ALSO SHOWED WHAT THE CAPITAL NEEDS WERE AND THE BUSINESS PLAN, AND THERE WAS A BUSINESS PLAN AS PART OF THIS FEASIBILITY STUDY. SO I JUST WANT TO SAY THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE PROCESS YOU WERE PART OF THE PROCESS IN THE SENSE OF MAKING — FACILITATING AND MAKING SURE IT WAS TRANSPARENT, AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT. I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE FACT THAT YOU STOOD STRONG THROUGH SOME OF THE MEDIA PIECES, AND YOU KNEW YOUR WORK, AND YOUR WORK WOULD STAND FOR YOURSELF. SO I APPRECIATE YOUR WORK. THANK YOU, GALE. YOU DID AN EXCELLENT JOB IN THE PROCESS OF THIS BECAUSE IT’S BEEN A WHILE, AND REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK AND ALL THE WORK THAT THE COMMUNITY PUT IN AND THE TIME TO MAKE SURE THAT IT’S NOW A POSSIBILITY, AND WE NOW KNOW WHAT THE COST IS AND HOW WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD. SO APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, VICE MAYOR.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: WE ARE ON ITEM 10, ARTS AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY STUDY.>>VICE MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE, THIS IS ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH, AND IT’S A TIME, OF COURSE, WHEN WE CELEBRATE — TIME WHEN WE CELEBRATE THE VALUE OF ARTS AND CULTURAL, NATIONALLY AND AS WELL AS OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES. OUR MAIN FOCUS THIS MONTH OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES HAS BEEN SPREADING THE WORD, THE NEWS ABOUT THIS NEW SURVEY PUBLISHED THIS SUMMER BY AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS. THIS IS A STUDY THEY CONDUCT TO EVALUATE AND MEASURE THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE NONPROFIT ARTS AND CULTURE SECTOR ON THE ORGANIZATIONS AND THE AUDIENCES THAT THEY SERVE, AND I — WE ESPECIALLY WANT YOU TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS REPORT THAT THESE ARE THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE SUPPORT THROUGH OUR GRANTS PROGRAMS. THESE ARE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE PROVIDE DOLLARS TO PRODUCE THE WORK. SO, GENERALLY, WE KNOW ABOUT THE INTRINSIC VALUE OF ARTS AND CULTURE. BUT WE ALSO UNDERSTAND THROUGH THIS REPORT THE WAYS IN WHICH THE ARTS ARE AN ECONOMIC DRIVER FOR OUR CITY. SO WE LAUNCHED OUR STUDY, OUR REPORT, IN LATE AUGUST AT A BREAKFAST MEETING THAT WE HELD AT THE OPERA BUILDING, ONE OF THE CITY-OWNED FACILITIES. AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH AND POLICY, RANDY COHEN, TRAVELED FROM WASHINGTON D.C. TO PRESENT THE FINDINGS AND HE WAS JOINED BY MAYOR GREG STANTON AND MEMBERS OF THE SYMPHONY. THE AUDIENCE WAS COMPRISED OF ARTS AND CULTURE LEADERS BUT ALSO KEY FIGURES AND MEMBERS OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY. THIS AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS STUDY IS CONDUCTED EVERY FIVE YEARS, AND IT’S BEEN CONDUCTED SINCE 1994. THIS IS THE FIFTH YEAR, AND THEY STUDIED THIS YEAR 341 REGIONS REPRESENTING 50 STARTS AND WASHINGTON, DC. THE OVERALL FINDINGS NATIONALLY SHOW THE NATIONAL ARTS INDUSTRY GENERATES $166 BILLION IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY FOR OUR COUNTRY. WITH ME TODAY ARE DWIGHT WALTZ, OUR DIRECTOR OF CULTURE FACILITIES WHO CONDUCTED THE SURVEY FOR OUR OFFICE. WE HAVE BEEN POSH DISSIPATING SINCE 2000. HE IS GOING TO LEAD US THROUGH SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SURVEY AND ASTRAY JAW PAYTON OUR OUTREACH MANAGER WILL CONCLUDE WITH A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE OUTREACH STRATEGY THIS PAST MONTH.>>THIS STUDY IS BASED ON EXPENDITURES COLLECTED FROM ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS AND FROM AUDIENCES. FROM ORGANIZATIONS WE COLLECTED EXPENDITURES IN OVER 40 CATEGORIES, FROM 90 ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING ALL OF THE CITY’S LARGE AND MID-SIZED ORGANIZATIONS AND A GOOD SAM PULL OF SMALLER ORGANIZATIONS. THE RESPONSE RATES OF 53% IS VERY GOOD FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS STUDY BUT IT ALSO DEMONSTRATES THESE NUMBERS THAT WE’RE PRESENTING IF ANYTHING ARE CONSERVATIVE. FOR AUDIENCE DATA, POAC STAFF ATTENDED 17 CULTURAL EVENTS ALL THROUGH CALENDAR YEAR 2016. WE WENT TO FREE EVENTS, PAID EVENTS, EVENTS REPRESENTING ALL ARTS AND CULTURAL DISCIPLINES, AND WE ASKED PATRONS TO TELL BUS THEIR EXPENSES RELATED TO THEIR ATTENDANCE AT THE EVENT. WE ALSO FOUND OUT WHERE THEY WERE FROM, THEIR AGE, INCOME LEVEL AND OTHER DETAILS INCLUDING WHETHER THEY WENT TO DINNER BEFORE OR AFTER THE EVENT, IF THEY MADE RETAIL PURCHASES SPECIFIC TO THE EVENT, BOUGHT A TIE OR A DRESS OR SOMETHING, AND IF A VISITOR — HOW MANY NIGHTS THEY WERE PAYING FOR LODGING RELATED TO THEIR ATTENDANCE AT THAT ARTS EXPERIENCE. WHEN WE COMBINED THE EXPENSES WE FOUND A $402 MILLION TOTAL IMPACT FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX. THAT’S A $100 MILLION INCREASE FROM THE STUDY CONDUCTED IN 2012 AND A SIGNIFICANT BOUNCE FROM THE RESULTS IN 2007 BEFORE THE GREAT RECESSION. THE BLUE BARS IN THIS GRAPH REPRESENT THE ORGANIZATIONS, THE ORANGE PARS REPRESENT THE AUDIENCE EXPENDITURES. COMPARING 2012 AND 2017, NOTE THAT THE ORGANIZATION EXPENDITURES ARE VIRTUALLY THE SAME. THE $100 MILLION GROWTH IN THE ECONOMIC IMPACT IS BASED ENTIRELY ON THE INCREASE IN AUDIENCE NUMBERS AND THE INCREASE IN AUDIENCE EXPENDITURES. THE BLUE BARS SUGGEST THE ORGANIZATIONS ARE STILL ON A RECESSIONARY FOOTING AND HAVE NOT YET FELT THE EFFECTS OF THE RECOVERY AND IT’S A CAUSE FOR CONCERN FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY AND VIABILITY OF THE SECTOR. THE INCREASE IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY PROVIDED A STRONG RETURN ON JOB GROWTH. IN OUR 2012 STUDY THE TOTAL NUMBER OF JOBS WAS 9623. THE 2017 STUDY SHOWS A 33% INCREASE WITH NEARLY 13,000 JOBS. THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY ALSO GENERATED TAX REVENUE FOR THE CITY OF PHOENIX, $20 MILLION. WHEN WE MESH USUAL THIS BY THE INVESTMENT THE CITY MAKES IN THE ARTS AND CULTURE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURES GRANTS PROGRAM WE FIND FOR EVERY $1 INVESTED THROUGH A GRANT IN OUR OFFICE THE CITY RECEIVES $26 IN TAX REVENUE. THE STATE ALSO BENEFITS. THEY RECEIVE AN ADDITION ARTICLE $25 MILLION IN TAX REVENUE FROM ARTS ACTIVITY. THE NATIONAL STUDY GROUPS PARTICIPANTS IN COHORT GROUPS AND BASED ON THE POPULATION OF THE PARTICIPATING REGION, OUR COHORT GROUP INCLUDES CITIES, COUNTIES AND OTHER REGIONS WHICH NEEDS TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHEN WE’RE MAKING COMPARISONS. YOU CAN SEE OUR COHORT GROUP PARTICIPANTS AT THE TOP OF THE SLIDE. WHEN WE LOOK AT HOW WE COMPARE IN OUR GROUP, PHOENIX MOSTLY FALLS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK. EXCEPT FOR THE MEASURES THAT ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN GREEN. PHOENIX AUDIENCES SPEND MORE THAN AUDIENCES IN OTHER PARTICIPATING REGIONS, PARTICULARLY NONRESIDENT AUDIENCE MEMBERS. BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE LINE RIGHT ABOVE, THE PERCENTAGE OF NONRESIDENT AUDIENCE MEMBERS, YOU CAN SEE THAT PHOENIX UNDERPERFORMS IN ATTRACTING NONRESIDENT AUDIENCES, CULTURAL TOURISTS, WHO COME OUTSIDE OF MARICOPA COUNTY, AND WE’LL TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE LATER. IN THE AREA OF VOLUNTEERS, PHOENIX DOESN’T JUST PERFORM ABOVE THE MEDIAN, WE ARE RANKED NUMBER ONE IN OUR COHORT GROUP. LOCALS VALUE THEIR ARTS COMMUNITY AND THEY INVEST NOT ONLY THEIR MONEY BUT ALSO THEIR TIME. THIS VOLUNTEERISM MAY ALSO EXPLAIN HOW ORGANIZATIONS HAVE MANAGED TO HOLD THEIR EXPENSES FLAT OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS, RELYING ON VOLUNTEERS TO TAKE ON STAFF DUTIES, WHICH IS NOT ALWAYS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE ORGANIZATION. THE ECONOMIC INCREASE OF $100 MILLION, AS I SAID EARLIER, IS BASED ENTIRELY ON THE INCREASE IN AUDIENCE. ORGANIZATIONAL DATA COLLECTED REPORTED 7 MILLION ATTENDANCES IN 2015, A 1.7 MILLION INCREASE FROM THE 2012 STUDY AND EQUIVALENT TO THE — DID TO SERVING THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF ARIZONA. OUR AUDIENCE SURVEY RESULTS SHOWED THAT 80% OF THE AUDIENCE IS A RESIDENT. THEY COME FROM MARICOPA COUNTY. AND OF THESE, 57% WERE UNDER THE AGE OF 55, 38% HAD HOUSEHOLD INCOMES LESS THAN $60,000. HALF OF THE CULTURAL TOURISTS, OR NONRESIDENTS THAT ATTENDED, WERE UNDER 55 YEARS OF AGE AND A THIRD OF THEM HAD HOUSEHOLD INCOMES UNDER $60,000. 70% OF THE AUDIENCE SAID IT WAS THEIR FIRST TIME ATTENDING THE EVENTS OR THE FACILITY. THIS ALSO WAS THE HIGHEST RANKING IN THE COHORT GROUP. SO THESE RESULTS CHALLENGE THE NOTION THAT ARTS AND CULTURAL AUDIENCES ARE OLD, WEALTHY AND STATIC CROSS SECTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY. I SAID EARLIER, TOO, WE ASKED AUDIENCE MEMBERS TO TELL US ABOUT THE OTHER EXPENDITURES THEY HAD WHEN THEY ATTENDED AN ARTS OR CULTURAL EVENT. THE STUDY FOUND THAT THE AVERAGE RESIDENT AND NONRESIDENT SPENDING ON MEALS, DRINKS, GIFTS, CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES, TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING AMOUNTED TO $250 MILLION OF SPENDING WITH BUSINESSES AS A RESULT OF THAT ARTS EXPERIENCE. NOTE THAT THE AVERAGE SPENDING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RESIDENTS AND NONRESIDENTS. NONRESIDENTS SPEND TWO-AND-A-HALF TIMES MORE ON AVERAGE THAN RESIDENTS DO, BUT REPRESENT JUST 20% OF THE AUDIENCE, AS I SAID EARLIER. THE MORE WE CAN DO TO GROW THE NONRESIDENTS, THE CULTURAL TOURISTS, THE GREATER RETURN ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT IN THE ARTS AND CULTURE SECTOR. FINALLY, THIS CHART SHOWS HOW THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT ARTS AND CULTURE SECTOR COMPARES WITH OTHER MAJOR EVENTS. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENCES TO NOTE HERE. ARTS AND CULTURE ECONOMIC IMPACTS IS EVERY YEAR, YEAR AFTER YEAR, AND THESE LOCAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS KEEP THE DOLLARS LOCAL SINCE THERE’S NO NATIONAL ORGANIZATION THAT’S CAPTURING THE SPENDING. ALSO THESE ONE-OFF MAJOR EVENTS TEND TO REQUIRE MAJOR INFUSION OF CITY RESOURCES, CASH AND PERSONNEL TO OFFSET THE ECONOMIC IMPACT. SO THE STUDY CLEARLY SHOWS WITH THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT ARTS AND CULTURE COMMUNITY IS A MAJOR ECONOMIC DRIVER AND THAT THE ARTS MEAN BUSINESS FOR THE CITY OF PHOENIX. NOW ESTRELLA WILL TAKE US THROUGH MORE.>>FOR OUR PUBLIC ROLL OUT OF THE ARTS AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY FINDINGS, THE ARTS OF — INVITED RANDY COHEN TO PHOENIX. HE IS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH AND POLICY FOR AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS. AS MENTIONED EARLIER HE PRESENTED THE IN DEPTH FINDINGS OF THE STUDY AND EXPLAINED PHOENIX’S IMPACT IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE NATIONAL NUMBERS, WHICH DEFINITELY PUT OUR CITY IN HIGH-RANKING. IN ADDITION TO WRITING AN OP ED WHICH SCORED HEADLINES AND FEATURES IN PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL, “ARIZONA REPUBLIC,” KJS. R-Z-Z DOWNTOWN PHOENIX JOURNAL AND OTHERS, RANDY AND SUE PEPPIN WERE INVITED TO SPEAK WITH TIM SIMONS ON ARIZONA PBS HORIZON. THEY SHARED THEIR REACTIONS TO THE FINDINGS FOR THE PHOENIX METRO AREA AND THEIR STRONG BELIEF THAT THE ARTS WILL CONTINUE TO THRIVE AND INFLUENCE PHOENIX’S ECONOMY WITH INCREASED CORPORATE FUNDING AND SUPPORT. AGAIN, OCTOBER IS ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY STRONGLY CLOSELY WITH THE ARTS AND CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE CITY, THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. STARTING OCTOBER 2nd WE LAUNCHED A SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN COLLECTING WITH OUR — CONNECTING WITH OUR FOLLOWERS WITH QUICK FACTS AND SHARP GRAPHICS RELATED TO THE ARTS AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY HIGHLIGHTS, AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE SLIDE. ALONG WITH OUR ARTS AND CULTURE PARTNERS THROUGHOUT THE CITY WE PUT THIS INFORMATION IN FRONT OF BUSINESS OWNERS, BOARD MEMBERS, EDUCATORS, FAMILIES, AND CITY STAFF IN EFFORT TO CREATE A BUZZ AND GUIDE THE GENERAL PUBLIC TOWARD AN UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE ARTS AS AN INDUSTRY IN PHOENIX. WE HOPE THAT YOU HAVE FOLLOWED AND LIKED OUR POSTS AND THAT YOU CONTINUE TO SHARE THAT INFORMATION, NOT ONLY IN OCTOBER, BUT FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. THANK YOU. WE CREATED A REALLY SIMPLE RACK CARD THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU GUYS AS A TOOL WITH THE INFORMATION THAT WE SHARED. THAT’S OUR REPORT.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT. ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY. THANK YOU. WE’RE GOING TO START TO LOSE OUR QUORUM. SO WE’RE GOING TO MOVE QUICKLY THROUGH OUR ITEMS. ITEM 11 IS THE PARKS BOARD AGENDA.>>VICE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE, THIS IS THE AGENDA THAT IS ON SCHEDULE FOR TOMORROW FOR THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD. SOME INFORMATION ITEMS, COMMUNICATION UPDATES FOR TALKING ABOUT THE WEBSITE AND HOW WE IMPROVED THAT, MARGARET T. HANCE PARK MASTER PLAN UPDATE, THAT WILL BE JUST SHARING WHERE WE’RE AT WITH THE CURRENT DESIGN AND ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY, PAPAGO BASEBALL FACILITY. WE HAVE SEVERAL PEOPLE INTERESTED IN DOING SOMETHING WITH THE PAPAGO BASEBALL FACILITY. WE’LL GIVE THEM THAT INFORMATION. REPAYMENT OF PPPI FUNDS. THAT WILL BE JUST TO TELL THEM WE’RE AT THE STATUS WHERE ROSE MOFFORD WILL BE GOING OUT TO A BROKER. ADOPT A TRAIL PROGRAM, THAT’S JUST A REJUVENATION OF OUR ADOPT A TRAIL PROGRAM. PHOENIX TEENS PROGRAM IS AN INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION AS WELL AS PARK RANGER UPDATE CODE OF CONDUCT. THINGS FOR APPROVAL ARE JUST THE REGULAR MEETING MINUTES, THE OPERATING AGREEMENT FOR PHOENIX INDIAN SCHOOL VISITORS CENTER, AND THEN THE POLICY ITEMS ARE GOING TO BE THE ACCEPTANCE OF PROPERTY FOR THE MOUNTAIN PRESERVES. THERE IS A SLIVER OF AREA OFF OF PEORIA AND 7th STREET THAT WASN’T PART OF THE PRESERVES THAT NEEDED TO BE AND SO WE HAVE ACQUIRED THAT, AND THEN THE MODIFICATION OF HOURS AT WILLOW PARK DURING THE SCHOOL DAY THAT PARK WILL NOT BE OPEN BUT IT WILL BE OPEN REGULAR HOURS THE REST OF THE TIME. IS THE CURRENT AGENDA.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: I ONLY HAVE CODE OF CONDUCT. IS THIS THE PARKS CODE OF CONDUCT OR IS THIS THE VALLEY METRO CODE OF CONDUCT? I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT –>>THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING DISCUSSIONS OF THE FACT THAT WE NEED TO KIND OF ENHANCE OUR CODE OF CONDUCT AND TAKE IT OUT INTO THE PARKS. WE CURRENTLY HAVE IT IN COMMUNITY CENTERS. IT WILL HELP US IN THE FUTURE DEALING WITH SOME OF THE ISSUES WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING IN THE PARKS. IT’S TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THE PARKS BOARD SEES AS NEEDING TO BE IN THAT SO THAT WE CAN PUT IT UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE ENTIRE CITY’S CODE OF CONDUCT.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: OKAY. MAY I SUGGEST THAT IN THIS CODE OF CONDUCT SOMEHOW THE COMMUNITIES INVOLVED IN THIS CODE OF CONDUCT DUE TO THE FACT THAT WE WILL PROBABLY BE SEEING QUICKLY SOME FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY REGARDING THE VALLEY METRO CODE OF CONDUCT.>>ABSOLUTELY. WHAT OUR INTENT IS TO — FROM THIS DEVELOP INPUT FROM THE VARIOUS USER GROUPS BUT ALSO THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE BEFORE WE ACTUALLY COME FORWARD, BUT WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE ARE INVOLVING THE PARKS BOARD AS WELL.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. LAUREN THE NEXT ITEM IS UPDATES ON HOUSING DEPARTMENT EDUCATION AND JOBS PROGRAMS.>>GOOD MORNING, VICE MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE. I’M CINDY STOTLER, HOUSING DIRECTOR. WITH ME AT THE TABLE IS JUDY RENO, DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE DEPOT. TODAY WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT EDUCATION AND JOBS PROGRAM IN HOUSING. HOUSING COMMISSION IS TO PROVIDE QUALITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND A PATHWAY TO SELF-SUFFICIENCY. THE WAY WE PROVIDE THAT PATHWAY IS PROVIDING PROGRAMS THAT EMPOWER OUR RESIDENTS TOWARDS EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE. THE PROGRAMS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TODAY FURTHER THAT MISSION. THE FIRST PROGRAM WAS FUNDED BY A HUD ROSS FOR EDUCATION GRANT WE RECEIVED IN DECEMBER OF 2016. IT WAS HALF A MILLION DOLLARS, TWO-YEAR GRANT AND IT WAS INTENDED TO IMPROVE THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR KIDS IN PUBLIC HOUSING. THE EMPHASIS ALSO IN THIS GRANT IS FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AND COLLEGE ATTAINMENT AND WITH THAT EMPHASIS WE TURN TO THE EXPERTS AT COLLEGE DEPOT AND I’M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO JUDY RENO TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS GRANT. WE PARTNERED WITH COLLEGE DEPOT — WE TURNED TO THE EXPERTS TO HELP US WITH THE KIDS AGES 15-21 TO HELP GRADUATE — HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO JUDY RENO TO TALK ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION.>>IT’S TRULY A PERFECT ALIGNMENT OF SERVICES. WE ARE SO THRILLED TO PARTNER WITH HOUSING. TO INTRODUCE THIS PROJECT WE HAVE A BRIEF VIDEO SHOWCASING THE COLLEGE DEPOT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND ONE OF THE EDUCATION NAVIGATORS WHO WAS HIRED TO HELP LEAD THE PROJECT.>>THROUGH THE PROJECTS PROGRAMS PROGRAM THE CITY OF PHOENIX HOUSING DEPARTMENT AND COLLEGE DEPOT AT PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE LOW INCOME PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ASSISTANCE WITH THE DEPOT SECONDARY PROCESS. THE BENEFIT OF THIS PROGRAM IS EDUCATION NAVIGATORS ARE ABLE TO ASSIST IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH RESIDENTS 18 TO 20 YEARS OLD DEVELOP EDUCATION PLANS AND COMPLETE COLLEGE APPLICATIONS AND FILL OUT FINANCIAL AID FORMS AND ENSURE THEY HAVE ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO MATRICULATE INTO SECONDARY EDUCATION.>>I COME FROM A FAMILY WHERE HIGHER EDUCATION IS OF GREAT VALUE, BUT THE FACT I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT WORKING WITH OLDER AND YOUNGER YOUTH WHO MAY NOT HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY THAT I HAVE HAD. I’M EXCITED TO BE HERE HELPING AND PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING.>>WE REALLY HAVE AN AWESOME TEAM WORKING ON THIS PROJECT OPINION IN ADDITION TO THE TWO YOU SAW FEATURED IN THE VIDEO WE HAVE TWO ADDITIONAL FULL-TIME EDUCATION NAVIGATORS WHO ARE PLACED AT THE VARIOUS HOUSING SITES AND WE HAVE A PARTNERSHIP WITH ASU SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK WHERE WE HAVE SEVEN ADDITIONAL INTERNS, SOCIAL WORK INTERNS, HELPING WITH THE PROJECT. AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE CORE SERVICES REALLY ESSENTIALLY THE CORE SERVICES THAT COLLEGE DEPOT PROVIDES, PLUS GETTING A LITTLE MORE IN DEPTH WITH A MORE OF A FOCUS ON CASE MANAGEMENT AND HELPING YOUTH OVERCOME OBSTACLES. HERE THE PROGRAM GOALS. WE ARE TRACKING ALL OF THE MILESTONES FOR THE STUDENTS IN A TRACKING SYSTEM AND FOLLOWING ALL OF THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS THROUGHOUT THEIR EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY AND EVEN TRACKING THEIR COMPLETION OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR. OUR BIG FOCUS IS TRULY ON ENGAGEMENT. THE NAVIGATORS AND THE INTERNS ARE OUT THERE EVERY DAY KNOCKING ON DOORS, VISITING WITH FAMILIES AT THEIR HOMES, HOSTING, ENGAGING, EXPLORATION SESSIONS, FINANCIAL LITERACY SESSIONS, ALL ELEMENTS THAT ARE GOING TO HELP THE YOUTH SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION INTO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION. PARTNERSHIPS ARE CERTAINLY A CRUCIAL ELEMENTS OF THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROGRAM. WE BROUGHT ALL OF THESE PARTNERS TOGETHER LAST MONTH WHEN WE HAD A SITE VISIT FROM HUD. ONE PARTICULAR PARTNERSHIP I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IS WITH THE BE A LEADER FOUNDATION. WE BROUGHT A BUNCH OF THE HOUSING YOUTH IN A VAN THIS PAST SUNDAY TO THE BE A LEADER COLLEGE WALK-A-THON AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. WE HAD STUDENTS AS YOUNG AS 8th GRADERS ALL THE WAY THROUGH 19-YEAR-OLDS GATHERING INFORMATION AND CONNECTING TO ADDITIONAL SERVICES THAT ARE GOING TO HELP THEM BE SUCCESSFUL, AND QUICKLY BEFORE I PASS THE BATON TO ZONA, I WANTED TO THANK BOTH CINDY AND ZONA FOR HOUSING COLLEGE DEPOT DURING THE BURTON BARR CENTRAL LIBRARY CLOSURE. WE ARE OPERATING OUT OF THE C-TECH CENTER ON 7th AVENUE AND BUCKEYE. IT’S TRULY BEEN AN INCREDIBLE PARTNERSHIP AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR IT.>>THANK YOU, JUDY. THE NEXT PROGRAM WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT IS THE JOBS PLUS PROGRAM OR.>>EUFPLT: WORK, AND THIS IS ANOTHER PARTNERSHIP, AND THIS ONE WITH COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. THIS IS FUNDED BY ANOTHER HUD GRANT, $2 MILLION OVER FOUR YEARS, TO INCREASE THE INCOME OF PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS BY HELPING THEM FIND JOBS OR FIND HIGHER PAYING JOBS. I’M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO ZONA PACHECO TO TALK ABOUT THE DETAILS.>>>>WE ARE WORKING AT THE MARCOS DE NIZA COMMUNITY WHERE THERE ARE 374 HOUSEHOLDS, 281 ARE PUBLIC HOUSING, 54% OF THOSE PEOPLE WERE UNEMPLOYED. SOME OF OUR CHALLENGES WERE LOW EDUCATION ATTAINMENT AS WELL AS THERE WERE 52% WITHOUT A G.E.D. SO OUR GOALS OF THE PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP EMPLOYMENT STRATEGIES, BUILD A CULTURE OF WORK AND TINE CREASE THEIR EARNINGS. WE DO THIS THROUGH UM EMPLOYMENT RELATED SERVICES WHICH INCLUDE CASE MANAGEMENT, EVALUATION, COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR WORK WHERE WE HELP PEOPLE GET CLOTHING AND TRANSPORTATION AND A FINANCIAL INCENTIVE AND AN EARNED INCOME DISREGARD WHICH ONCE THEY START EARNING MONEY THEY ARE ABLE TO NOT PAY THE INCREASED RENTED BUT CAN PUT THAT MONEY IN A SAVINGS ACCOUNT WHICH THEY CAN SAVE TOWARDS HOMEOWNERSHIP. WE DEE THIS WITH MANY RESOURCES, AS YOU CAN SEE, ON SITE JOB READINESS, MAKER SPACE, TUTORING, COFFEE GROUPS TO GAUGE PEOPLE IN PARTNER — TO ENGAGE PEOPLE IN PARTNER TRAINING. SOME OF THE MAJOR PARTNERS OF CED, ARIZONA — PRC, MONEY MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL. TO DATE WE HAVE ENROLLED 77 RESIDENTS, 44% OF THEM ARE EMPLOYED AND THREE ARE IN G.E.D. WE ARE ALSO WORKING WITH YOUTH AGES 14-18 AND ALSO WORKING WITH ROSS FOR EDUCATION. TWO OF ARE OUR YOUTH ARE ENROLLED IN THE DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM AT PHOENIX COLLEGE. SO THANK YOU.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: SO THIS IS THE CONCLUSION OF THE PRESENTATION?>>THIS CONCLUDES OUR PRESENTATION.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THANK YOU, LADIES FOR ALL THE GREAT WORK. THE GRANT, THAT’S THE ONE THAT WE HAD DISCUSSED RIGHT?>>YES.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: OKAY. GOT IT. GOOD TO SEE IT NOW HAPPENING.>>YES. AND WE HAVE TWO KIDS IN THE PROGRAM.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT. NEXT ITEM –>>Councilman Nowakowski: JUST BEFORE THEY GO, I WOULD LIKE TO IN THE FUTURE HAVE A BREAKDOWN OF WHAT’S THE ETHNICITY OF THE INDIVIDUALS IN OUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM AND THEN BASICALLY BREAK IT DOWN WITH OUR STAFF ALSO AND MAKING SURE WE HAVE THAT BALANCE OF STAFF VERSUS OUR RESIDENTS — AND MAYBE SPANISH SPEAKERS JUST TO KIND OF FIGURE THAT OUT ALSO, RIGHT?>>YES, WE DO HAVE SPANISH SPEAKERS, BUT WE WILL COME BACK WITH A BREAKDOWN OF OUR RESIDENTS.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: THANK YOU. NEXT ITEM IS TRAINING, APPRENTICESHIPS AND EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE UPDATE.>>GOOD MORNING, VICE MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE. WE ARE HERE TODAY TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON CRAFT A PROFESSION WHICH IS A TRAINING APPRENTICESHIP AND JOBS INITIATIVE. WITH ME IS ROBB STINSON AND JUDY RENO WITH COLLEGE DEPOT. I AM GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO ROBB TO START THE PROGRAM.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING US TODAY. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM BACK IN OCTOBER WHEN IT WAS APPROVED, OR THE INITIATIVE WHEN IT WAS APPROVED, WAS TO ASSESS AND UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT INDUSTRY WORKFORCE GAPS FROM RECRUITING AND INCOME WORSE FORCE PERSPECTIVES. NUMBER TWO, TO PROACTIVELY CONNECT WITH YOUTH AND ADULTS. NUMBER THREE TO INCREASE PARTNERSHIPS WITH BOTH UNION AND NONUNION ORGANIZATIONS. TO ACCOMPLISH THAT IN MARCH — ACTUALLY MARCH 9th, OVER 40 ORGANIZATIONS FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR, CONSTRUCTION, EDUCATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES ALL GATHERED TOGETHER IN A FOR DO YOU MEAN DISCUSS THESE ISSUES. MAJOR THEMES FROM THIS MEETING INCLUDED THE NEED, OBVIOUSLY, FOR PEOPLE IN APPRENTICESHIPS, THE INCREASE IN WORK EXPERIENCES AND ON-THE-JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS, AND TO BUILD OUTREACH PROGRAMS, INCREASING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRIVATE SECTOR AND EDUCATION COLLABORATION. I’M GOING TO INTRODUCE JUDY RENO, THE COLLEGE DEPOT DIRECTOR, TO DISCUSS CRAFT A PROFESSION.>>ESSENTIALLY COLLEGE DEPOT AT PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS TAKEN ON A LOT OF THE MARKETING AND CONNECTION POINT FOR THE YOUTH AND ADULTS THAT WE ARE ALREADY SERVING DAILY IN OUR WORK AND SO WE ARE ESSENTIALLY SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON ALL OF THESE HIGH-DEMAND OPPORTUNITIES AND LETTING BOTH YOUTH, ADULTS AND HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELORS KNOW ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES SO THAT THEY CAN THEN SHARE IT WITH OTHERS, AND WE ARE HOSTING VARIOUS INFORMATION SESSIONS. WE’VE HOSTED SESSIONS BACK AT BURTON BARR AND NOW WE’VE BEEN HOSTING THEM AT HARMON AND WE’RE LOOKING TO EXPAND TO HOSTING OUT TO OTHER BRANCHES AS WELL.>>AS PART OF THE NEXT STEPS BASED OFF THE MARCH 9th FORUM, ONE OF THE PROGRAMS THAT WAS LAUNCHED AS A PILOT IS THE ARIZONA HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE PILOT PROGRAM. THAT’S A COLLABORATION OF LARGE GROUP OF ENTITIES CREATING A 10-WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM, INCLUDING A TWO-WEEK IN-CLASS OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIVIDUALS TO LEARN ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, SAFETY, ESSENTIAL SKILLS, AND THEN THAT’S FOLLOWED UP WITH AN EIGHT-WEEK WORK EXPERIENCE, A PAID WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM, WHICH PAID THE INDIVIDUALS $15 AN HOUR. DURING THE SUCCESSFUL PILOT LAUNCH, ALL OF THE CANDIDATES WERE IMMEDIATELY EMPLOYED BEFORE THEIR WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM WAS COMPLETED. THE NEXT LAUNCH WILL BE IN DECEMBER, EARLY DECEMBER, FOR THE SECOND PHASE OF THAT PROGRAM. WE HAVE ALSO LAUNCHED A SERIES OF NETWORKING OUTREACH EVENTS WITH THE CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND THE JOINT TECHNICAL EDUCATION DISTRICT. THAT’S A COLLABORATION WITH THE CITY OF PHOENIX, MARICOPA COUNTY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY AND DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS. SOME OF THE NEXT STEPS ARE TO EXPAND THE PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM, NOT ONLY LOOKING AT JUST THE YOUTH PROGRAMS BUT LEVERAGING SOME OF THE WORKFORCE INNOVATION OPPORTUNITY ACT DOLLARS FOR ADULT PROGRAMS, ACCELERATION OF RECRUITING EVENTS WITH COLLEGE DEPOT, ARIZONA AT WORK AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR, INCREASED OUTREACH EFFORTS TO THE CTE PROGRAMS OR CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND JOINT EDUCATIONAL DISTRICTS THROUGH FORUMS AND RECRUITING EVENTS, INFORMATION SESSIONS, CONNECTING EDUCATION PARTNERS, PRIVATE SECTOR, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. , AND, JUDY, DO YOU WANT TO TALK MORE ABOUT THE –>>LAST SPRING WE HOSTED AN INFORMATION SESSION FOR PHOENIX UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT COUNSELORS AND LETTING THEM KNOW MORE ABOUT APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND HIGH DEMAND GROWTH FIELDS AND WE PLAN TO EXPAND THAT OUT TO OTHER DISTRICTS THIS SPRING AND CHARTER SCHOOLS AS WELL.>>THAT CONCLUDES OUR PRESENTATION OF OUR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE ON OUR WITH YOUTH PROGRAMS. YOU HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL AS HAVE MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE IN GIVING US GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION ON OUR YOUTH PROGRAMS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO EXPAND. WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO YOU EXPANDING BECAUSE THERE’S GREAT NEED RIGHT NOW IN THE COMMUNITY AND I’M HEARING IT FROM ALL THE LABOR AREAS OF THE DEMAND, WHICH MEANS WHEN THERE’S DEMAND, COSTS GO UP. SO I’M HEARING IT ALL IN THE CONSTRUCTION AREA OF ALL DIFFERENT LEVELS. SO I HOPE WE CAN GET THEM TRAINED. ONE QUESTION… THE 10-WEEK PROGRAM, ARE THEY — DO THEY RECEIVE — ARE THEY — RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE? AND ARE THEY CERTIFIED?>>CURRENTLY THERE IS NOT A CERTIFICATION PROGRAM IN THAT EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAM. WE ARE LOOKING AT CREATING SOME TYPE OF CERTIFICATION. WE’RE TRYING TO KEEP THIS PROGRAM SO IT CAN EITHER FIT FOR UNION-BASED PROGRAMS AND NONUNION-BASED PROGRAMS. THE FIRST PILOT WAS WITH A NONUNION PROGRAM. AFTER WE VET OUT THE PROCESS AND SECURE THE SUSTAINABILITY, WE’LL LOOK INTO INCREASE THE USE OF CERTIFICATIONS FOR BOTH PARTIES.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: YEAH, SEE, I FEEL IT’S VERY IMPORTANT, REGARDLESS OF UNION OR NONUNION, THAT THEY ARE CERTIFIED. BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY IT’S ABOUT SAFETY AND IT’S — FOR ME, WHEN THEY’RE ON — DOING WHATEVER THEY’RE DOING, THEY HAVE BEEN TRAINED AND THEY HAVE WALKED OUT WITH A CERTIFICATION KNOWING THAT THAT’S VOUCHING THEY HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO DO THEIR TRADE. SO THAT’S KEY TO ME. BUT YOU KNOW WHERE I’M GOING. COUNCILMAN NOWAKOWSKI?>>Councilman Nowakowski: I JUST WANT TO REALLY THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING PROACTIVE. I MEAN, IN THE WORKFORCE TRAINING THAT’S OUT THERE. WE HAVE THE 202 GOING IN IN THE LAVEEN, SOUTH PHOENIX AREA AND AHWATUKEE. IT’S JUST A JOB — THE JOBS ARE OUT THERE AND JUST INCREASING THAT — THE SALARY FOR A LOT — THE SALARY FOR A LOT OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM 9 TO $10 TO OVER $15. CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT GREAT WORK. ONCE AGAIN, IF THERE IS A WAY TO CERTIFY THESE INDIVIDUALS WHO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THEY WENT THROUGH THIS TRAINING AND THAT THEY ARE CERTIFIED IN SOME TYPE OF TRAINING AND SAFETY AND ALL THAT THAT THEY CAN HAVE AN UPPER HAND WHEN THEY GO OUT THERE LOOKING FOR A JOB.>>WE WILL WORK DILIGENTLY ON BRINGING A CERTIFICATION FORWARD. WE AGREE WITH YOU WHOLEHEARTEDLY THAT CERTIFICATION IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: I THINK IT THEN ENHANCES THEM TO GET HIRED EVEN FASTER. YOU KNOW, ONCE THERE’S A CERTIFICATION. VERSUS SOMEBODY THAT IS NOT CERTIFIED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT WORK. YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN PROACTIVE. APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU’RE DOING. THANK YOU. WE ARE NOW BACK TO THE PUBLIC COMMENT. I DON’T HAVE A PUBLIC COMMENT CARD. I DO HAVE ONE FROM DIANE BARKER, AND I APPRECIATE HER SHOUT OUT TO ME. ANYTHING ELSE ON OUR FUTURE AGENDA?>>Councilman Nowakowski: IF WE CAN LOOK IF THE FUTURE JUST THE PARKS HOURS THAT WERE OUT THERE AND ALSO MAYBE SOME OF THE STAFF HOURS THAT WE ACTUALLY — WHAT TIME DO THE STAFF ACTUALLY WORK IN THE PARKS MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, AND IF WE CAN GET MAYBE A LITTLE SURVEY OR A STUDY ON THAT.>>Vice Mayor Pastor: IN THAT NOTE, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ALL THE DIFFERENT SHIFTS AND KNOW AT WHAT POINTS THEY ARE BEING COVERED. THAT INCLUDES FLAT LANDS, PRESERVES, INCLUDES PARK RANGERS, EVERYBODY THAT IS PART OF THE PARK SYSTEM AND HOW IT IS MANAGED. THAT’S GOOD. NOTHING ELSE. THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT. THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

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