Call to Order


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CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Speakers should sign up to speak prior to the meeting being called to order; you will receive a three-minute allotment to discuss topics not posted on the agenda.

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EDUCATION a. Texas Campaign for the Environment Update—Andrew Dobbs, Texas Campaign for the Environment (10 mins)

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND ACTION a. Approve the minutes of the regular Environmental Commission meeting of May 1, 2019 (5 minutes)

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ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER’S UPDATE ON PAST COMMISSION ACTIONS AND REPORT ON ITEMS OF INTEREST a. Update on Villas on Rio Grande (SP-2018-0362C.SH) Heritage Tree variance (5 minutes)

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Update on water quality trends in streams and reservoirs in Austin: 1984 to 2018—Mateo Scoggins, Program Manager III, Watershed Protection Department (15 minutes)

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Update on Watershed Protection Department 2019 Master Plan—Matt Hollon, Planning Manager, Watershed Protection Department (15 minutes)

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Update on 2018 State of Our Environment Report—Kaela Champlin, Project Coordinator, Watershed Protection Department (15 minutes)

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Review and recommend approval to include Austin Water Capital Improvement Projects located in the Drinking Water Protection Zone—Christina Romero, Financial Manager II, Austin Water (10 minutes)

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Name: Austin Green Improvement District No. 1, C12M-2018-0005 Applicant: Steven Spears, GroundWork Location: 11600-12337 Harold Green Road (2 Mile ETJ) Staff: Virginia Collier, Planner Principal, Planning and Zoning Department and Atha Phillips, Environmental Program Coordinator, Watershed Protection Department Watershed: Elm Creek, Colorado River Basin Request: Consider a petition requesting City consent to the creation of the Austin Green Improvement District No. 1 and make a recommendation to Council on the petition. Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends City Council approve a Consent Agreement and a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the Austin Green Improvement District No. 1. Note: The Austin Green Planned Unit Development application (C814-2018-0154) may be discussed but no action will be taken. (30 minutes)

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a. Urban Growth Policy and Water Quality Protection Committee –Pam Thompson, Linda Guerrero, and Wendy Gordon b. Development Committee –Pam Thompson and Wendy Gordon c. Air Quality Committee –Mary Ann Neely, Pam Thompson, and Wendy Gordon d. Urban Forestry Committee – Peggy Maceo, Pam Thompson, Linda Guerrero, Mary Ann Neely, and Wendy Gordon e. Drainage Infrastructure and Flood Mitigation Committee –Pam Thompson, Mary Ann Neely, and Brian Smith i. Report on the Joint Sustainability Committee – Katie Coyne j. Report on the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan Citizen’s Advisory Committee – Mary Ann Neely k. Report on the Joint Committee of the Environmental Commission and Parks and Recreation Board – Mary Ann Neely, Peggy Maceo, Linda Guerrero, and Pam Thompson l. Report on the South Central Waterfront Advisory Board – Linda Guerrero m. Report on the Zilker Park Working Group – Mary Ann Neely n. Other reports from Commissioners

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