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AND NOW TO DECLARE THE

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P PLANO CITY COUNCIL HAS RECONVENED AN OPEN SESSION THAT ALL MEMBERS ARE PRESENT.

WE'LL BEGIN TONIGHT'S REGULAR MEETING WITH THE INVOCATION LED BY PASTOR JULIAN MCMILLAN WITH GRACE CHURCH AND THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IN TEXAS PLEDGE LED BY COUNCIL MEMBER RICK GRADY.

WOULD YOU PLEASE STAND? LET US PRAY.

DO YOU HEAVEN? ME.

FATHER, I THANK YOU FOR THIS DAY AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE WITH ME IN THIS ROOM.

I THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE WITH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US, AND YOU SURROUND US WITH YOUR FAVOR.

LORD, I PRAY FOR OUR CITY AND I ASK THAT YOU BLESS THE CITY OF PLANO.

LORD, I PRAY THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO BE A VIBRANT, SAFE, AND SUSTAINABLE CITY.

I PRAY THAT THE RESIDENTS, THAT THOSE WHO VOLUNTEER AND SERVE WILL HAVE YOUR STRENGTH, YOUR WISDOM, AND YOUR HEALTH, THAT AS THEIR DAYS ARE SHOW SHALL THEIR STRENGTH BE.

LORD, I ASK THAT YOU BLESS OUR CITY MAYOR AND OUR CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THEY ASK THAT YOU'LL BLESS THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES.

MAY THE LORD BLESS THEM AND PROTECT THEM.

MAY THE LORD SHOW US FAVOR AND GUIDE THEM AND GIVE THEM HIS PEACE.

THANK YOU, LORD, THAT AS THEY LEAD THE CITY, AS A CITY OF EXCELLENCE, THAT YOU SHOW THEM YOUR WAYS, TEACH 'EM YOUR PATH AND LEAD THEM.

AND IT'S YOUR NAME WE PRAY.

AMEN.

AMEN.

HIS FACE THE FLAG, PLEASE.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, HONOR THE TEXAS FLAG.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE TEXAS ONE STATE UNDER GOD, ONE AND INDIVISIBLE.

THANK YOU.

BE SEATED.

[PROCLAMATIONS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS]

IT'S MY OPPORTUNITY TO, UH, TALK ABOUT THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS PLATINUM DESIGNATION SIGNS, AND THEY'LL BE GIVEN TO THREE PLANO NEIGHBORHOODS.

PLANO BEST NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGNATION WAS DEVELOPED TO RECOGNIZE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT CREATED A COMMUNITY THAT IS BEAUTIFUL, ENGAGED, SAFE, AND THRIVING.

SO, WHICH IS AN ACRONYM FOR BEST? YEAH.

OKAY.

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SO WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO NOW IS CALL FORWARD, UH, SEVERAL FOLKS HERE.

LORI SCHWARTZ, DIRECTOR OF NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES, KEISHA SIRIANO, NEIGHBORHOOD ENGAGEMENT MANAGER, STEPHANIE PEACOCK, NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH COORDINATOR, CONNOR CAMPBELL, PLANNING TECHNICIAN SENIOR HANK JANICK DENIM VILLAGE, H O A P, UH, PRE PRESIDENT JESSICA MAD DENIM VILLAGE, H O A VICE PRESIDENT, KATHY KUNKLE ESTATES OF FORCE CREEK, H O A PRESIDENT AND JENNIFER THIER, COUNTRY PLACE, PLANO, H O A PRESIDENT.

KEISHA , I GIVE THE MIC TO YOU.

OH YEAH.

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GOOD EVENING MAYOR AND COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER.

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO RECOGNIZE THESE THREE NEIGHBORHOODS THIS EVENING, COUNTRY PLACE.

I DON'T THINK THEY WERE ABLE TO MAKE IT TONIGHT.

WE DON'T SEE THEM, BUT BOTH THEM IN THE STATE FOREST CREEK ARE ACTUALLY BEING RE-CERTIFIED.

THEY'VE BEEN, UM, PLATINUM NEIGHBORHOODS FOR FIVE YEARS.

A LITTLE MORE NOW AND THEN WE HAVE A VERY NEW ONE THIS YEAR.

WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT DENHAM VILLAGE.

ALL THESE NEIGHBORHOODS DESERVE A LARGE ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

CAUSE OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS, WE KNOW IT'S BEEN REALLY DIFFICULT, REALLY HARD, BUT THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO STAY CONNECTED, ENGAGED, CHECK IN ON THEIR NEIGHBORS, AND STILL CREATE THAT EXCITEMENT, STILL CREATE THE BEAUTIFUL, ENGAGED, SAFE AND THRIVING NEIGHBORHOODS EVEN ABOVE AND BEYOND.

AND SO WE JUST WANNA SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO EACH OF YOU AND INVITE DOWN THE REST OF YOUR, SEE SOME OF YOUR OTHER NEIGHBORS ARE HERE TOO, FOR THE PICTURES.

THANK YOU.

AND CONGRATULATIONS.

DOES SOMEONE WANNA HOLD THIS ONE FOR ME? THANK YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS.

THAT, THANK YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS.

YOU BET.

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CONGRATULATIONS.

CONGRATULATIONS.

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL.

ENGAGED.

NOW WE HAVE, UH, TWO, UH, CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION.

THEY'RE GIVEN TO PLANO CITIZENS WHO HAVE DEDICATED THEIR TIME AND ENERGY ON BOARDS AND, AND COMMISSIONS AND WHO HAVE, UH, STEPPED OFF.

AND SO I'D LIKE TO FIRST, UH, CALL COLLEEN AGUILAR EPSTEIN TO THE FRONT.

CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU FOR THANK, TAKE A PICTURE.

SURE.

NEXT, I'D LIKE TO CALL DOWN RICK HORN IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR COMMITMENT TO SERVING THE PLAINTIFF COMMUNITY ON PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION.

CONGRATULATIONS, RICK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU BET.

CAN WE BREAK THE CAMERA? YEAH, PROBLEM.

OKAY.

COMMENTS

[COMMENTS OF PUBLIC INTEREST]

OF PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMENTS OF PUBLIC INTEREST.

THIS PORTION OF THE MEETING IS TO ALLOW UP TO THREE MINUTES PER SPEAKER WITH 30 TOTAL MINUTES ON ITEMS OF INTEREST OR CONCERN AND NOT ON ITEMS THAT ARE ON THE CURRENT AGENDA.

THE COUNCIL MAY NOT DISCUSS THESE ITEMS, BUT MAY RESPOND WITH FACTUAL OR POLICY INFORMATION.

THE COUNCIL MAY CHOOSE TO PLACE THE ITEM ON A FUTURE AGENDA, AND WE DO HAVE, UM, A HANDFUL OF SPEAKERS THIS EVENING.

THE FIRST ONE IS PRATIK SRIVASTAVA, UM, RESPECTED MAYOR, UH, JOHN MUNZ, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND DESIGN, UH, DISTINGUISHED GUESTS.

AND GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS PR SRIVASTAVA AND I'M A PROUD RESIDENT OF PLANO CITY.

MY COMPANIONS AND I ARE VOLUNTEERS OF HINDU SWIM, KNOWN AS H S S.

ON BEHALF OF HS.

S I'M HERE TO EXPRESS OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE, UH, TO ALL THE DIGNITARIES, UH, FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND RESTLESS, UH, WORK DURING THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS FOR HARDSHIPS DUE TO PANDEMIC.

UH, HSS IS A NON-PROFIT VOLUNTEERING ORGANIZATION, UH, STARTED IN 1989 IN THE USA.

WE WORK ON THE CONCEPT OF BAUM, WHICH MEANS WE ARE ALL ONE FAMILY.

HSS IS MORE THAN 200 CHAPTERS SPREAD ACROSS ALL 50 STATES, AND IS WORKING FOR THE WELLNESS OF SOCIETY IN DIFFERENT CAPACITIES.

WHICH MEANS SELFLESS SERVICE IS ONE OF OUR CORE DUTIES.

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ONE OF SUCH INITIATIVES STARTED BY HSS A COUPLE OF YEARS BACK IS A NATIONWIDE FOOD DRIVE PROGRAM WHERE HINDU AND ARMY ORGANIZATIONS, ALONG WITH LOCAL VOLUNTEERS WHO CAME TOGETHER ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND WHO BELIEVE IN THE SHARMA THAT IS SERVICED TO HUMANITY, IS SERVICED TO DIVINITY.

WE MUST GIVE BACK TO THE SOCIETY WHERE WE LIVE.

IT IS ESSENTIAL, UM, UH, WHILE WE CELEBRATE THE MAJOR HINDU FESTIVAL, DI FESTIVAL OF DIWALI, ALSO CAROL AS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS.

IT IS ESSENTIAL, UH, TO THINK ABOUT THE LESS FORTUNATE FAMILIES WHO STRUGGLE TO GET TWO MEALS PER DAY.

LAST YEAR, DIWALI WAS AT THE END OF, UH, OCTOBER AS PART OF SEVA VALLEY.

WE COLLECTED NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS FOR FOUR WEEKS AND DONATED THEM TO THE LOCAL FOOD BANKS, FOOD PANTRIES, SHELTERS, AND OTHER NEEDY PEOPLE.

SEVA DIWA IS A NATION NATIONAL INITIATIVE.

IN 2022 ALONE, THE SEVA DI VALLEY PROGRAM DONATED 630,660 POUNDS OF FOOD THAT WAS DONATED TO 200 PLUS BENEFICIARIES ORGANIZATION.

UH, THIS DONATION WILL SERVE OVER 525,000 MEALS.

THIS WAS POSSIBLE BY PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS COMING TOGETHER IN 200 CITIES AND TOWNSHIPS IN 32 STATES ACROSS THE USA.

TODAY WE ARE HERE TO TELL YOU ABOUT A PROGRAM CALLED HEALTH OF HUMANITY, SUN SALUTATIONS JOHAN.

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THIS PROGRAM FOCUSES ON THE BETTER HEALTH OF SOCIETY, WHICH IS NEEDED THAN EVER DURING THE COVID SEASON.

THE PROGRAM'S OBJECTIVE IS THAT EVERYONE GETS BENEFITED BY KNOWING AND PRACTICING.

THIS ANCIENT EURO 20 SECONDS CALLED KAR TRANSLATED AS SUN SALUTATION.

IT'S OUR 18TH YEAR NATIONWIDE, AND WE EXECUTED MANY DIFFERENT WORKSHOPS TO SPREAD AWARENESS.

FOR EXAMPLE, WE EXECUTED SUN SALUTATION WORKSHOPS IN HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS IN 36 STATES.

WE RUN THIS PROGRAM EVERY YEAR DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY TO HELP PEOPLE ACHIEVE THIS HEALTH RESOLUTIONS.

AND NATURALLY, THE EARTH STARTS GETTING CLOSER TO THE SUN, WHICH MEANS WE START RECEIVING MORE ENERGY FROM NATURE.

ALSO, SIR SCAR IS THE COMBINATION OF 10 ASANAS OR BODY POSTURES WITH PATTERN BREATHING.

IT IS A FULL BODY WORKOUT AND IS IT HELPS TO STRENGTHEN OUR INTERNAL ORGANS SUCH AS LUNGS AND HERD AND BOOST IMMUNITY.

YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO HURRY, WRAP IT UP YOUR TIME UP.

SURE.

YEP.

LASTLY, I ALSO WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT FROM JAN 14TH TO JAN 29TH, HSS HAS A HEALTH FOR HUMANITY YOGA DRIVE, WHERE OUR VOLUNTEERS GO TO LOCAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES TO TRAIN PEOPLE TO DO A DAILY 10 MINUTE CERTAIN SANITATION EXERCISE FOR MINE BODY WELLNESS.

WE WOULD ALSO BE HAPPY TO OFFER ONE SESSION IN THIS OFFICE OR IN OTHER OFFICES WHERE THE STAFF WANTS TO WORKSHOP ON THE PK.

OUR VOLUNTEERS WILL BE THERE TO DEMONSTRATE AND EXPLAIN MORE.

THANK ONCE ON, ON THE BEHALF OF HINDU SAMSON, WE WISH YOU A GREAT THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS MACON WA AK COUNCIL MEMBERS, UH, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

I'M PART OF A HSS AS WELL.

UH, IT'S A PARENT ORGANIZATION.

R S S, UH, STANDS FOR RI AND HSS.

HINDU, AS YOU KNOW, IS ASSOCIATION IS A SELF INSPIRED VOLUNTEER.

ESSENTIALLY, HSS IS AN ASSOCIATION OF SELF INSPIRED VOLUNTEERS, UH, FOR AMERICAN HINDUS.

UM, IT'S A 5 0 1 CUN THREE, UM, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH THE FOCUS ON SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL INITIATIVES.

THESE INITIATIVES ARE DRIVEN BASED ON UNIVERSAL ETERNAL PRINCIPLES OF HINDU THEMA, WHAT WE CALL HINDU RELIGION.

UM, THESE VALUES HAVE INSPIRED ITS PRACTITIONERS, UH, TOWARDS NOBLE CONDUCT, CREATED HARMONIOUS AND SYNCRETIC SOCIETIES, AND ALSO HAS RISE TO MEET THE VARIOUS CHALLENGES SINCE THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION.

UM, MY COLLEAGUE HAS ALREADY GIVEN YOU THE DETAILS IN TERMS OF THE INITIATIVES THAT WE RUN THE FOOD DONATION PROGRAM HAS, WHICH ESSENTIALLY, UM, GETS INTO, UH, COLLECTING THOUSANDS AND HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF, UH, FOOD, UH, AND DONATE VIA DIFFERENT CHANNELS.

CURRENTLY, WE ARE, UH, AS HE ALSO ALLUDED TO, UH, UH, THE PARTS OF SYRIAN MASCAR, THE SUN SALUTATION PROGRAM, WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY A WELLNESS PROGRAM FOR ALL THE HUMANITY.

NATURALLY.

UH, WHAT HAPPENS WITH THIS IS THERE ARE FEW INDIVIDUALS THAT GET WORKED UP WITH THESE KIND OF A SUCCESS.

UM, THESE INDIVIDUALS, I BELIEVE, HOPPING FROM ONE SILICON COUNCIL TO ANOTHER, UH, NAME CALLING OUR ORGANIZATIONS AND OBVIOUSLY SPREADING HATE.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY, UH, TO KIND OF, UH, GIVE A HEADS UP.

I KNOW, UH, CITY OF PLANO HAS ITS OWN CHECKS AND BALANCES AND THERE IS NO PLACE FOR A HIT.

AND I'M SURE, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL AGREE TO THAT.

UM, THERE IS A CHINESE 20 SECONDS, UM, THAT UNTIL THE LINE STILL HIS SIDE OF THE STORY, THE TALE OF THE HUNT WILL ALWAYS GLORIFY THE HUNTER.

LET ME CLOSE BY SAYING THE LINES HAVE STARTED TELLING THEIR SIDE OF THE STORIES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS SHARON.

OVERALL,

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SECONDHAND SMOKE IS A KILLER.

IT IS HARD TO PROVE THAT IT KILLS SOMEONE BECAUSE WHEN A PERSON GOES TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM THAT IS HAVING A HEART ATTACK AND DIES, THEY DO NOT PUT ON THE DEATH CERTIFICATE THAT WAS TRIGGERED BY SECONDHAND SMOKE.

THEY PUT HEART ATTACK ON THE DEATH CERTIFICATE.

THE SAME IS TRUE OF SOMEONE WHO DIES WITH EMPHYSEMA.

THEY DO NOT STATE THAT IT WAS TRIGGERED BY SMOKE.

THEY PUT EMPHYSEMA COMPLICATIONS, BUT WE KNOW THAT IT HARMS PEOPLE.

I WILL GIVE YOU TWO EXAMPLES OF WHERE I HAVE BEEN WITH A PERSON WHO WAS IMMEDIATELY HARMED BY CIGARETTE SMOKE.

THE FIRST WAS MY GRANDMOTHER.

I TOOK HER TO THE DOCTOR FOR HER BROKEN SHOULDER.

AS WE WERE TRYING TO ENTER THE DOOR.

THERE WAS A SMOKER WHO WAS SMOKING OUTSIDE.

SHE STARTED HAVING AN EMPHYSEMA ATTACK.

I GOT HER INSIDE INTO A CHAIR.

WE SCAN SCRAMBLED FOR AN INHALER IN HER PURSE.

SHE SAT THERE FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES TRYING TO CATCH HER BREATH.

THIS WAS VERY SCARY.

FOR A 17 YEAR OLD, I FELT HELPLESS AS I WATCHED HER STRUGGLE TO BREATHE.

A PERSON WHO'S HAVING AN EMPHYSEMA ATTACK CANNOT GET ENOUGH OXYGEN TO THEIR LUNGS.

IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN AROUND A PERSON WHO'S HAVING AN EMPHYSEMA ATTACK, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND HOW SCARY IT IS.

THE SMOKER WAS OUTSIDE.

WE JUST WALKED THROUGH THE AREA.

IT WASN'T LIKE WE WERE EXPOSED TO IT VERY LONG.

WE PARKED WITHIN 20 FEET OF THE DOOR.

BUT EVEN THIS SMALL AMOUNT OF CIGARETTE SMOKE COULD HAVE KILLED HER.

IT DEFINITELY HURT HER.

ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO, MY SISTER, WHO HAS C O P D AND I WERE WALKING ACROSS THE PARKING LOT IN FRISCO FROM ULTA BEAUTY TO PIER ONE.

WE DIDN'T SEE HIM ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PICKUP TILL HIS PLUM OF CIGARETTE SMOKE HIT US.

SHE IMMEDIATELY STARTED HAVING A C O P D ATTACK.

SHE COULDN'T CATCH HER BREATH.

WE GOT HER TO HER CAR AND THANKED HEAVEN.

SHE HAD AN INHALER IN HER CAR.

WE SAT THERE UNTIL SHE WAS ABLE TO CATCH HER BREATH AGAIN.

WHAT IF SHE HADN'T HAD THE INHALER IN HER CAR? SHE WAS HARMED BY THE SMALL AMOUNT OF CIGARETTE SMOKE THAT REACHED HER JUST AS WE WALKED ACROSS THE PARKING LOT.

NEITHER MY GRANDMOTHER NOR MY SISTER DIED, BUT BOTH WERE HARMED.

YES, BOTH OF HER HAVE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS.

MY GRANDMOTHER HAD BEEN A SMOKER UNTIL SHE GOT EMPHYSEMA IN THE MID SIXTIES.

SHE WENT COLD TURKEY TO QUIT.

I CAN'T BLAME HER BECAUSE IT WASN'T UNTIL THE SIXTIES THAT THERE WERE EVEN ANY WARNING LABELS ON THE PACKAGES.

MY SISTER LIVES WITH C O P D BECAUSE OUR FATHER SMOKED AND DAMAGED OUR LUNGS.

BUT THERE ARE WARNING LABELS ON CIGARETTE.

NOW WE KNOW THAT THERE IS NO RISK FREE LEVEL OF EXPOSURE TO SECONDHAND SMOKE, AND EVEN SHORT TERM EXPOSURE CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF HEART ATTACKS AND EMPHYSEMA ATTACKS.

IT IS YOUR JOB TO PASS ORDINANCES TO PROTECT CITIZENS ON ALL PUBLIC PROPERTY 20 SECONDS.

AND FOR THOSE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY TO CONTAIN IT FROM DRIFTING TO OTHER ANOTHER PERSON'S PROPERTY, PLEASE PASS ORDINANCES TO PROTECT YOUR CITIZENS FROM HARM.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS CINDY LAWRENCE HANSEN.

GOOD EVENING TO THE MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER.

I'M CINDY LAWRENCE HANSEN, DIRECTOR OF THE PLANO METROPOLITAN BALLET FOR THE LAST 26 YEARS.

AND ALSO AN ADVOCATE FOR THE ARTS.

I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A VISION OF ARTS AWARENESS AND BRANDING ON A LARGE SCALE FOR OUR CITY.

IT ENCOMPASSES ARTS IN EVERY FORM AND REACHES THROUGH OUR POPULATION WITH INCLUSION.

IT WILL BE ENJOYED AT SCHOOLS IN THE WORKPLACE, AT PUBLIC PARKS AND PLACES WHERE PEOPLE GATHER, INCLUDING GALLERIES AND THEATERS.

ANNOUNCING PLANO ARTS WEEK, AN ANNUAL EVENT FOR ARTS AWARENESS IN OUR HOMETOWN FOR ONE DEDICATED WEEK.

EACH YEAR WE WILL DIRECT OUR FOCUS TO THE VIBRANT ARTS COMMUNITY THAT SHAPES OUR CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT.

ALL PERFORMANCES OF MUSIC, DANCE, AND THEATER, AS WELL AS ART EXHIBITS OCCURRING DURING THIS WEEK WILL BE LISTED ON THE CALENDAR OF THE PLANO ARTS WEEK WEBSITE WITH LINKS TO PURCHASE TICKETS, FREE EVENTS IN PARKS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES WILL ALSO HAVE LISTINGS.

PLANO ARTS WEEK 2023 IS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 10 THROUGH 16.

WE ENCOURAGE ALL LOCAL BUSINESSES, WORKPLACES, SCHOOLS, CHURCHES AND NEIGHBORHOODS TO GET INVOLVED.

THEY CAN BE A PART OF THIS BY PLANNING THEIR OWN ARTS ACTIVITIES AND SHARING THEM.

HASHTAG PLANO ARTS WEEK 2023.

LET'S JOIN TOGETHER TO ENRICH OUR DAILY LIVES AND EMBRACE A NEW EXPERIENCE THROUGH THE ARTS AND PLANO.

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THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR LAST SPEAKER IS JACK JONES, WHO IS JOINING US VIA ZOOM.

MR. JONES, GO AHEAD.

UH, GOOD EVENING COUNSEL.

UH, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ADDRESS SOME ISSUES THAT I HAVE NOTICED PERSONALLY WITH, UH, SOME OF THE CITY'S OUTDOOR WARNING SIRENS.

UM, I'LL GO THROUGH THE LIST BRIEFLY HERE.

UM, SOME POINTS IS, UM, I'VE TRIED CONTACTING RONNIE ALLEN OF THE CITY OF PLANOS RADIO RADIO DEPARTMENT ABOUT SOME OF THE ISSUES.

I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY INFORMATION BACK FROM HIM.

UM, SOME OF THE SIRENS THAT DON'T WORK CORRECTLY THAT I HAVE OBSERVED ARE SIREN NUMBER FOUR WITH, UM, SOME BLOWN SPEAKER DRIVERS.

SO IT'S NOT OUTPUTTING THE PROPER AMOUNT OF DECIBELS THAT IT SHOULD.

UM, SIREN NUMBER 10.

I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT, BUT IT SEEMS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE TONE GENERATOR.

UM, SIREN NUMBER 27.

IT HAD AN ISSUE OF, UM, HISSING RANDOMLY IN THE MIDDLE OF A MONDAY.

UM, AS FAR AS THIS ISSUE, I'M NOT SURE IF, UM, IT HAS BEEN FIXED BY THE RADIO DEPARTMENT, BUT, UH, THE NEW SIRENS THAT WERE INSTALLED BACK IN 2019 DID NOT HAVE THE VOICE, UH, CARDS INSTALLED.

SO IT WOULD JUST ABRUPTLY END THE TEST AND NOT DO THE TEST ANNOUNCEMENT.

UM, AS PER RECOMMENDATION BY THE SIREN MANUFACTURER, IT SAYS THAT THE SYSTEM SHOULD BE TESTED TWICE MONTHLY.

UM, SO THAT WOULD MORE THAN LIKELY BE THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT NOON AS IT IS ALREADY.

AND, UH, THE THIRD WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING WHAT THE CITY OF ROCKWALL DOES, CUZ THEY FOLLOWING THAT PROTOCOL.

UM, SWITCHING TO THE ALERT TONE, WHICH WOULD BE A SOLID TONE, UH, WOULD IMPROVE BETTER RANGE FOR THE CITY.

UM, UPDATING THE VOICE MESSAGES FOR THE TESTING WOULD BE IDEAL BECAUSE THE CURRENT RECORDINGS ARE FROM THE NINETIES, SO IT'S NOT THAT CLEAR.

UM, AS FOR SOME OF THE TEST PROGRAMMING, UH, WHENEVER THE SYSTEM GOES OFF FOR THE MONTHLY TEST, IT WILL DO THE NORMAL TONE AND IT'S SUPPOSED TO HAVE A CANCEL COMMAND WHERE IT TELLS ALL THE SIRENS TO STOP.

UM, I SMOKE.

I SPOKE WITH JEREMIAH LANCASTER OF THE TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT.

HE SAID THAT THEY REMOVED THE CANCEL COMMAND, WHICH IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO WORK THAT WAY.

I MEAN, IT GETS IT BY, BUT NOT THE WAY IT SHOULD.

UM, I ALSO RECOMMEND TO SWITCHING TO, UM, AN EXTERNAL COMPANY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SIRENS.

UM, IT'S CURRENTLY DONE THROUGH THE CITY OF PLANOS RADIO DEPARTMENT.

UM, MY PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE GARED ENTERPRISES OF EDMOND, OKLAHOMA TO DO, UM, SOME OF THE WORK.

AND THAT IS ALL I HAD FOR YOU COUNSEL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER OR DEPUTY? UH, DEPUTY.

THAT'S OKAY.

MAYOR MARIA.

MARIA TOO ALSO HAS, UH, COMMENTS OF PUBLIC INTEREST.

UM, MR. MAYOR AND MY FELLOW FRIENDS AND COUNCIL MEMBER COLLEAGUES.

UM, HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR.

AND THAT'S MY COMMENT.

UM, EVERY YEAR I BRING A LITTLE BIT OF TIDBITS ABOUT THE CHINESE NEW YEAR, AND I WANTED TO DO SO AGAIN THIS YEAR.

UM, THE MOON CALENDAR IS BASED ON A 28 DAY CYCLE, AND THERE'S USUALLY A REPEAT OF ONE ADDITIONAL MONTH.

SO IN TOTAL THERE IS 13 MONTHS IN A YEAR, AND THAT IS WHY CHINESE NEW YEAR IS DIFFERENT EVERY YEAR.

AND THIS YEAR, CHINESE NEW YEAR DAY IS JANUARY 22ND, 2023, WHICH WAS SUNDAY.

UM, THEY SAY THAT THIS SO-CALLED YEAR IS A MONSTER THAT ONLY AWAKES DURING THE COLDEST TIME OF THE YEAR AND WAKES UP HUNGRY AND COMES AND TAKES AWAY THE SOULS OF OUR YOUNG IN OUR WEEK AS FOOD.

SO IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE YEAR FROM DOING SO, THE VILLAGE WILL STAY UP ON NEW YEAR'S EVE TO WATCH OVER THE FAMILY AND MAKE SURE THAT THE YEAR DOES NOT COME THROUGH AND UNEXPECTEDLY TAKE AWAY THEIR LOVED ONES.

IT IS ALSO SAID THAT THE YEAR IS AFRAID OF BRIGHT LIGHTS AND COLORS.

SO THE PEOPLE WOULD TRY TO SCARE AWAY THE YEAR BY BRIGHTENING THE DARK KNIGHT WITH COLORFUL SHINING CLOTHING.

THAT'S WHY YOU SEE A WHOLE BUNCH OF RED AND MAKING LOUD NOISES.

THAT'S WHY YOU SEE FIRECRACKERS PLAYING DRUMS REGULARLY STRIKING THE GONG AND LIGHTENING FIRECRACKERS ARE ALL DIFFERENT WAYS OF SCARING AWAY THE YEAR.

THE STRONG MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY STAYED UP TO GUARD OVER THE YOUNG AND THE OLD, AND THEY STAY AWAKE BY PLAYING CARDS AND EATING GOOD FOOD.

SO FOOD PREPARATION TO KEEP THE FAMILY AWAKE BECAME A TRADITION.

AND

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SINCE THE FAMILY NEEDS TO FOCUS ON PROTECTING THEIR OWN, ALL THE FOOD PREPARATION IS DONE PRIOR TO THE YEAR ARRIVAL.

SO NO COOKING IS DONE AT THE TIME, UM, AT HOME, THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE NEW YEAR, SO THAT THE FOCUS COULD BE ON FAMILY AND NOT ON CHORES.

THE NIGHT OF THE ARRIVAL, THE YEAR ELDERS AND CHILDREN'S ARE PUT TO SLEEP WITH ENVELOPES FULL OF MONEY PLACED UNDER THEIR PILLOW BECAUSE IT IS SAID THAT THE YEAR BRINGS SOME SMALL MONSTERS WITH IT TO HELP THE YEAR IN COLLECTING YOUNG SOULS.

AND SO THE YEAR WILL PERSUADE THE ELDERS TO LEAVE THEIR FAMILY AND GO WITH IT.

AFTER ALL, WE ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE WHEN WE ARE SLEEPING.

AND TO PREVENT THE UNEXPECTED DEPARTURE OF OUR ELDERS AND CHILDREN, THE FAMILY WITH STUFFED MONEY IN AN ENVELOPE TO BRIBE THE LITTLE MONSTERS IN THE YEAR.

AND HENCE THE TRADITION OF GIVING RED ENVELOPES FULL OF MONEY TO YOUNG AND ELDERS BEGIN.

SO CHINESE NEW YEAR IS A TIME WHEN FAMILIES ARE TOGETHER IN UNITY TO FACE CHALLENGES OF THE YEAR.

THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND UNITY USUALLY LASTS ABOUT 15 Y 15 DAYS, AND THE PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO STOP WORK, STOP DOING CHORES, AND STOP BEING DISTRACTED BY OBLIGATIONS.

THIS IS THE TIME TO FOCUS ON RECONNECTING WITH FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.

IT IS CONSIDERED TO BE BAD LUCK, TO CLEAN THE HOUSE OR COOK DURING THE FIRST FIVE DAYS OF THE NEW YEAR, BECAUSE THAT IS A TIME WHEN NEW FORTUNE COMES IN AND RESETTLE IN YOUR HOUSE.

SO WE DON'T WANT TO CLINGING AWAY ALL THE NEW FORTUNES THAT'S COMING IN BECAUSE WE WANT THEM TO COME IN.

SO 2023 IS THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT.

THIS IS THE FOURTH CHINESE ASTROLOGICAL SIGN.

THERE'S A LITTLE INTERESTING STORY ABOUT THAT.

IT IS SAID THAT WHEN THE GOD SET OUT TO ASSIGN 12 ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS TO THE ANIMALS, THEY ASKED THE ANIMALS TO PARTICIPATE IN A RACE.

THE RABBIT AND THE TIGER BEGAN BEING SO CONFIDENT THAT THEY WERE GONNA WIN.

THEY DECIDED TO TAKE A NAP.

SO INSTEAD OF RUNNING, UM, THE ONLY PERSON WHO ACTUALLY THOUGHT THAT THEY WEREN'T GONNA WIN THE RACE WAS THE OX.

SO THE SLOW AND STEADY OX BEGAN THE RACE ON TIME, SLOWLY TROTTING TO THE FINISH LINE.

WELL, UNFORTUNATELY, THE RAT WAS PRETTY DAMN SMART.

, SORRY FOR SWEARING.

IT HIT ON TOP OF THE OXS HEAD AND JUMPED DOWN THE FINISH FIRST WHEN THE OX GOT TO THE FINISH LINE.

SO THE CHINESE ASTROLOGICAL SIGN BEGINS WITH THE RAT.

AND SECOND WITH THE OX.

WHEN THE TIGER AND A RABBIT WOKE UP FROM THEIR NAP, THEY COMPETED FOR THE THIRD PLACE.

AND TIGER WON THE THIRD PLACE ONLY BECAUSE IT HAD LONGER LEGS.

SO THE RAPPER CAME IN FOURTH.

SO WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT? WELL, AS A SYMBOLIC ANIMAL SUGGESTS RABBITS ARE SOFT AND CUDDLY AND WELL LOVED BY MOST, BUT IT HAS A TENDENCY TO TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED.

AND I AM BORN THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT.

AND SO THIS YEAR I'M GONNA REMIND MYSELF TO BE GRATEFUL FOR THE GREAT CITY OF PLANO, FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY, SERVE ITS RESIDENTS, FOR MY PREDECESSORS WHO ARE PROTECTED AND BUILT THE CITY WHERE I RAISED MY FAMILY AND BUILT A HOME AND REALIZED MY DREAMS. AND FOR THE CITY STAFF WHO WORK LIKE THE OX, SO STEADFASTLY AND MAINTAIN OUR CITY'S EXCELLENCE, AND MOSTLY FOR OUR PLANO RESIDENTS WHO COMES FROM ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND THE WORLD TO LIVE AND BUILD A UNITED COMMUNITY OF DIVERSITY.

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR.

THANK YOU TO DEPUTY MAYOR.

THAT WAS VERY GOOD.

NOW I KNOW WHAT THE RABBITS FOR.

TIGER.

NOT FOR EATING.

TIGER.

THERE THE RABBITS LIKE YOU TO FIX.

LET'S

[CONSENT AGENDA]

MOVE ON TO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THE CONSENT AGENDA WILL BE ACTED UPON IN ONE MOTION AND CONTAINS ITEMS WHICH ARE ROUTINE.

AND TYPICALLY NON-CONTROVERSIAL ITEMS MAY BE REMOVED FROM THIS AGENDA FOR INDIVIDUAL DISCUSSION BY A COUNCIL MEMBER, THE CITY MANAGER, OR ANY CITIZEN.

THE PRESIDING OFFICER WILL ESTABLISH TIME LIMITS BASED UPON THE NUMBER OF SPEAKER REQUESTS.

MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA, EXCEPT FOR ITEM M IS IN MIKE.

SECOND.

THANK YOU.

I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ITEM M, PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION PASSES EIGHT TO ZERO ITEM

[(m)  To provide the City Manager authority related to procurement decisions necessary for issues that arise due to supply chain issues; and providing an effective date. Tabled to February 13, 2023 to include an expiration date.

 

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M,

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ITEM M ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THE CITY MANAGER AUTHORITY RELATED TO PROCUREMENT DECISIONS NECESSARY FOR ISSUES THAT ARISE DUE TO SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I, UH, PULLED THIS ITEM OFF OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

UH, I WANNA START BY SAYING I'M VERY MUCH IN FAVOR OF THIS ITEM.

UH, THIS WILL ENABLE US TO POUNCE QUICKLY, UH, TO DEAL WITH THE SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS THAT WE'RE ALL CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING AND WILL ONLY APPLY TO BUDGETED OR ROUTINE ITEM.

SO I DON'T THINK THERE COULD BE ANY DISAGREEMENT AS TO WHAT WILL BE PURCHASED UNDER THIS AUTHORITY.

UM, THAT BEING SAID, ANYTIME WE UH, RESPOND TO A SITUATION LIKE THE SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS, UH, I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE AN EXPIRATION DATE ON THIS SO THAT IT'S, UH, REEVALUATED IN THE FUTURE IN LIGHT OF CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCES, JUST LIKE WE DID WHEN WE GAVE EXTRA AUTHORITY TO DEAL WITH COVID.

UH, SO I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE DO THE SAME HERE.

UH, I UH, TALKED TO CITY MANAGER ISRAEL SIN ABOUT THIS EARLIER.

I DON'T THINK HE HAS ANY OBJECTION, UH, TO THAT.

UH, SO I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE, UH, UH, PASS THIS, BUT, UH, ADD THAT IT WOULD EXPIRE IN ONE YEAR AND WE LOOK AT IT AGAIN.

IF TWO YEARS IS BETTER, I'M, I'M CERTAINLY OPEN TO THAT.

ALSO, I KNOW THE SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS DOESN'T SEEM TO BE GOING AWAY, UH, ANYTIME SOON.

BUT, UM, I I JUST THINK WE NEED TO ADD AN EXPIRATION DATE.

UM, ALSO, I'LL, I'LL LEAVE IT TO EVERYONE, UH, WHETHER WE PASSED THIS TONIGHT WITH THAT CHANGE OR, I KNOW THERE'S BEEN A PREFERENCE AT TIMES TO, YOU KNOW, JUST BRING IT BACK IN WRITING.

UH, AND SO I'M SEEING HEADS NODDING ABOUT BRINGING IT BACK IN WRITING.

SO I GUESS I'LL, I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO TABLE AND THAT WE BRING THIS BACK AT THE NEXT MEETING, UH, JUST WITH THAT, UH, UH, ONE YEAR EXPIRATION DATE IN IT OR, OR, OR OTHER EXPIRATION DATE.

YEAH, I GUESS, UH, I, IF ANYONE WOULD PREFER A DIFFERENT ONE, YOU, I'M CERTAINLY OPEN TO THAT.

AS LONG AS THERE'S AN EXPIRATION DATE, UH, I WOULD SUPPORT A ONE YEAR EXPIRATION DATE.

I'M GENERALLY IN FAVOR OF MORE FREQUENT REVIEW AS LONG AS IT'S NOT EVERY MEETING.

IS ANYBODY IS THERE A SECOND? I'M GONNA SECOND THE TABLE.

OKAY.

SO I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO TABLE, UH, ITEM M SO THAT WE CAN, UH, SEE IT IN WRITING.

EVERYBODY OKAY WITH THAT? PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION PASSES EIGHT TO ZERO.

THEY'RE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS.

WE'RE ADJOURNED.