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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

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>>JUDGE CANALES: IN HERE THIS MORNING AND WISH EVERYBODY A GOOD MORNING. AND AS I CALL US US TO ORDER, THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS TO HAVE EVERYBODY RISE FOR INVOCATION. PLEASE STAY STANDING FOR PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO OUR TEXAS FLAG. COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ WILL LEAD

US IN INVOCATION. >> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: LORD GOD, HEAVENLY FATHER, WE ASK YOU TODAY TO REALLY GIVE YOU THANKS FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE GIVEN US.

OUR HEALTH. OUR MISSION IN THE COMMISSIONERS COURT. WE GIVE YOU THANKS, LORD, BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS HAVE BEEN THERE FOR US WHEN WE ASK YOU.

WE ASK YOU TO PRAY FOR THOSE WHO NEED YOUR PRAYERS.

THOSE WHO ARE PASSED. PRAY FOR THE COMMISSIONERS COURT AS WE CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD. PRAY FOR THE AUDIENCE THEY ARE HERE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON HERE IN CAN COMMISSIONERS COURT. LORD GOD, YOU KNOW, WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BETTER.

BUT IT IS UP TO YOU WHAT WE GET. I AM ASKING YOU, LORD, AT THIS TIME JUST TO CONTINUE TO GIVE US THE STRENGTH THAT WE NEED, THE COURAGE, THE WISDOM AND THE KNOWLEDGE.

IN YOUR NAME WE PRAY, AMEN. >> AMEN.

>> 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 THEE, TEXAS, ONE STATE UNDER GOD, ONE AND INDIVISIBLE.

>>JUDGE CANALES: AT THIS TIME, WE WILL NOTE FOR THE CLERK THAT IT IS AUGUST 10, 2022. WE ARE IN NUECES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE NUECES COUNTY COURT. HOUSE LOCATED ON 911 LEOPARD.

I CERTIFIED THAT ALL COMMISSIONERS ARE PRESENT AND THEREFORE A QUORUM HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.

MUCHY. FOR THE CLERK I NOTICED IT WAS 8:40 WHEN WE STARTED. I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO TURN EVERYONE'S ATTENTION TO ITEM NUMBER D AND ASK IF THERE ARE ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS ON DISCLOSURE OR CONFLICT OF INTEREST AT THIS TIME WITH ANY ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

YOU CAN -- IF YOU DISCOVER LATER THAT YOU DO HAVE A CONFLICT, IF YOU WOULD.PLEASE DISCLOSE BECAUSE IT WILL REFRAIN YOU FROM VOTING AND WE WILL ASK YOU TO REFRAIN FROM DISCUSSIONS ON SUCH

[E. SAFETY BRIEFING]

ITEMS. HEARING NONE, WE WILL MOVE TO OUR SAFETY BRIEFING AND ASK THAT YOU GIVE YOUR ATTENTION TO OUR RISK MANAGER MR. TEM THEE EVERY REST.

>> GOOD MORNING, JUDGE. GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS.

MEETING ON THE NUECES COUNTY COURTHOUSE THE 01 LEOPARD.

THE REST ROOMS ARE AS YOU EXIT THE COURT ROOM PAST THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE. PLEASE NOTE, A FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN THE REAR OF THE COURT ROOM. IN ADDITION FIVE FIRE FIGHTERS THROUGHOUT OF THE THIRD-FLOOR ATRIUM AREA.

IN THE ACT OF A CARDIAC EMERGENCY AN SNACHL AED IS.

NEXT TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE.

THE TARP CONTINUE AT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIALING 911 WILL BE CONNIE.

AND? EXIT IN L EPAN STREET EXIT AND ASSEMBLE IN THE PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET.

IF NEED TO SHELTER IN PLACE, IN THE EVENT OF THE SEVERITY OF THE SFCHLS MUCH IF INCIDENT, THE DOORS WILL BE CLOSED UNLESS NOTICE FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND OTHER SHERIFF AGENCIES.

OUR SHERIFF TOPIC OF THE MONTH IS CHILDREN'S EYE HEALTH AND SAFETY MONTH. THAT CONCLUDES MY SAFETY BREACH

SFICH. >>JUDGE CANALES: THANK YOU, TIMOTHY. WE WILL MOVE TO PUBLIC COMMENT AT THIS TEAM. I WILL ASK DEPUTY -- DO WE HAVE ANYBODY WAITING OUTSIDE OR INSIDE THE COURT ROOM TO GIVE PUBLIC COMMENT. WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU AT THIS TIME. WE ALSO WOULD LIKE TO HEAR CONNIE LOOK ONLINE BUT I SEE NO VIRTUAL ICONS.

[1. In recognition of Steve Chapman of the Calallen Wildcats as the winningest Coach in Texas High School Baseball.]

AN UNUSUAL DAY THAT THERE IS NO PUBLIC COMMENT.

WE WILL MOVE ON THEN TO -- I LIKE THIS PART SO MUCH.

STARTS OUR DAY OFF RIGHT. THE ADOPTION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN NOTICED ON OUR AGENDA. AND WE WILL START THIS MORNING WITH RECOGNITION OF STEVE CHAPMAN OF THE CALALLEN WILDCATS. THIS IS ABOUT THE BEST IT GETS WHEN YOU ARE THE WINNINGEST COACH IN TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL. WE ARE A BASEBALL FAMILY MYSELF, SO THIS ONE PARTICULARLY HITS HOME FOR ME.

I THINK SOUTH TEXAS HAS BECOME, AS THEY SAY, INFAMOUS IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS FOR BASEBALL. SO AT THIS TIME, I WILL TURN TO

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-- WHO WILL BE READING THE RESOLUTION? I THINK I WILL, IS THAT RIGHT? SINCE IDAY IS NOT HERE.

IF YOU PERMIT ME FROM THE DAIS. NORMALLY WE COME DOWN THERE.

WHEREAS, THIS YEAR COACH STEVE CHAPMAN BECAME THE WINNINGEST COACH IN TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL WITH A TOTAL OF 1116 WINS. WHEREAS, COACH STEVE CHAPMAN'S 40 YEARS OF COACHING AT CALALLEN, HE HAS LED THE CALALLEN WILDCATS TO 31 CONSECUTIVE PLAYOFF APPEARANCES, 29 DISTRICT TITLES AND THREE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE COMMISSIONERS COURT OF NUECES COUNTY DOES HEARBY RECOGNIZE COACH STEVE CHAPMAN FOR HIS ACCOMPLISHMENT OF MAKING HISTORY AS THE WINNINGEST COACH IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL. IT IS DULY ADOPTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS COURT OF NUECES COUNTY ON THIS 10TH DAY OF 2022.

I WILL MAKE THAT MOTION. IS THERE A SECOND?

>> COMMISSIONER HERNANDEZ: SECOND IF S&P.

>>JUDGE CANALES: WITH THAT SECOND, WE WILL CALL FOR DISCUSSION AND THEN ASK COACH CHAPMAN IF HE HAS ANY WORDS.

>>JUDGE CANALES: YOU CAN APPROACH ONLY BECAUSE WE HAVE

LOVELY PEOPLE ONLINE. >> THERE IS A MIC RIGHT THERE, SI SIR.

>> YES. AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU HAVING ME DOWN HERE FOR THIS HONOR.

AND I AM GREATLY HONORED TO BE HERE AND APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT I GET TO BE HERE. THANK YOU.

>>JUDGE CANALES: THANK YOU, COACH.

I KNOW MAYBE SOME OF US MIGHT WANT TO SAY A FEW THINGS.

COMMISSIONER HERNANDEZ, THIS IS YOUR PRECINCT.

>>COMMISSIONER HERNANDEZ: YES, MA'AM.

COACH, A WELL DESERVED HONOR THAT WE ARE GIVING YOU -- THAT YOU ARE GETTING. AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

I PERSONALLY APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DO FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE AT MUCH CALALLEN HIGH SCHOOL BETWEEN YOU AND COACH DENE HER DO A TREMENDOUS JOB THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND CONTINUED SUCCESS.

>> THANK YOU. >>JUDGE CANALES: THANK YOU, COACH. THIS ALWAYS THE BEST PART.

WE GET TO SAY ALL NOSE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED, SAME SIGN. I HAVE A RESOLUTION IN THE FORMAL STATE AND WOULD LOVE IF YOU WOULD ALLOW US TO TAKE A PHOTO WITH WHAT WE CONSIDER A HALL OF FAMER.

>>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: COACH, CONGRATULATIONS.

AN AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT. WE APPRECIATE YOU COMING DOWN AND DOING THIS. A PHENOMENAL JOB OUT THERE.

APPRECIATE IT. >> THANK YOU, BRENT.

>>COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: I COULDN'T HAVE DONE BETTER MYSELF, COACH. [LAUGHTER]

>> WE ALL AGREE. >>JUDGE CANALES: YOU WANT TO COME ON UP.

>>JUDGE CANALES: THE TRUTH IS COACHING MATTERS.

NOT BECAUSE YOU WIN BUT THE LIVES YOU TOUCH.

I WISH -- UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE ALL DIVIDED INTO ALL OF THESE SCHOOLS BUT WE ALWAYS HAVE BEEN GREAT TEXANS RIGHT ABOUT HERE.

WE CHEER FOR EVERYBODY. >> MY NUMBER ONE COACH IS

EX-TROJAN, JOSE LOPEZ. >>JUDGE CANALES: SURE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY.

>> YOU TOO. >>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: SO YOU KNOW THE WINNINGEST COACH IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ANYWHERE.

ROUNDS OF APPLAUSE FOR THAT. >>JUDGE CANALES: IF I AM NOT MISTAKEN, DIDN'T -- DIDN'T GP HAVE THE WINNINGEST FOOTBALL

COACH IN HISTORY? >>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: GOOD

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QUESTION. RAY AIKENS BACK IN THE DAY?

GOOD QUESTION. >>JUDGE CANALES: WE NEED TO LOOK

A THAT UP. >>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: DANAHER IS IN THAT AS WELL. WE NEED TO HAVE A PLAQUE DOWNSTAIRS. A FEEL-GOOD FOR US AND WONDERFUL FOR SOUTH TEXAS. IN THE CONTINUING SPIRIT OF

[2. In recognition of Ray Allen for his service to Nueces County and the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program.]

EXCELLENCE, NUMBER -- ITEMG 2 IN RECOGNITION OF RAY ALLEN FOR HIS SERVICE OF NUECES COUNTY AND COASTAL BEND BAYS AND ESTUARIES PROGRAM. AND, AGAIN, IF YOU WILL INDULGE ME FROM THE DAIS, I WOULD LIKE TO READ THE FOLLOWING COMMISSIONERS COURT RESOLUTION. WHEREAS MR. RAY ALLEN HAS SERVED AS THE SOLE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COASTAL BEND BAYS AND ESTUARIES PROGRAM FOR 23 YEARS. MR. ALLEN HAS BEEN THE DRIVING FORCE BETWEEN THE ORGANIZATION'S GROWTH AND SUCCESS.

MR. ALLEN WAS A ORIGINAL MEMBER OF THE NUECES ADVISORY COUNCIL, CORPUS CHRISTI BAY AND BATH AND BAY BASIN AND BAY AREA STAKEHOLDERS. THE POLICY COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM AND THE FOUNDING CHAIRMAN OF THE COASTAL BY A BEND FOUNDATION. MR. RAY ALLEN WAS TWICE APPOINTED TO THE COASTAL COORDINATION COUNCIL.

WHEREAS, MR. RAY ALLEN HAS GROWN THE COASTAL BEND BAYS AND ESTUARIES PROGRAM'S STAFF TO 17 INDIVIDUALS.

HE HAS DEVELOPED DIVERSE AND INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS THAT FURTHER THE CCEP'S MISSION. TO FURTHER HELP THE WATER QUALITY IN BAYS AND ESTUARIES OF THOUSAND OF ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT AND WORK WITH STAFF TO ESTABLISH PROGRAMS THAT ADDRESSED OUR LOCAL ISSUES SUCH AS LAND CONSERVATION, EDUCATION, OUTREACH AND COASTAL BIRD CONSERVATION.

MR. ALLEN HAS BEEN INSTRUMENT OF FRESH WATER INFLOWS TO THE NUECES AND CORPUS CHRISTI BAYS AND THE IMPORTANCE AND CHAMPION FOR FRESH WATER INFLOWS THROUGHOUT THE REGION.

MR. RAY ALLEN LED THE CCEPP THE 11-ACRE NUECES PRESERVE AND ESTABLISHING AN INVESTMENT FUND FOR ITS FUTURE.

HE HAS DEVELOPED THE CCBEP INTO AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS KNOWN AND RESPECTED AT THE LOCAL, STATES, FEDERAL -- AND I AM ADD THIS ONE -- INTERNATIONAL LEVELS FOR ITS KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF AND GREAT CONSERVATION WORK. NOW, THEREFORE, IT BE RESOLVED BY THE COMMISSIONERS COURT OF NUECES COUNTY THAT WE HEARBY RECOGNIZE MR. RAY ALLEN FOR HIS DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO NUECES COUNTY AND TO THE COASTAL BEND BAYS AND ESTUARIES PROGRAM DULY ADOPTED ABOUT AVOTE WHICH WILL BE TAKEN SHORTLY OF THE COMMISSIONERS COURT OF NUECES COUNTY ON THIS 27TH -- ACTUALLY -- ON THIS 10TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2022.

I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THAT MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND? >>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: SECOND.

>>JUDGE CANALES: HOW ABOUT A CALL FOR DISCUSSION.

RAY, WOULD YOU MIND. YOU ARE JOINED BY AWESOME MEMBERS OF THE COASTAL BEND BAYS AND ESTUARIES PROGRAM STAFF.

YOU ARE ALLOWED, AS WELL, TO PRAISE.

BUT RAY, YOU HAVE COME BEFORE US SO MANY TIMES TO DELIVER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS, UPDATES.

WE FEEL LIKE WE ARE ONE OF YOUR MUCH PARTNERS IN THE COASTAL BEND BAYS AND ESTUARIES PROGRAM. BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT UNDER YOUR LEADERSHIP, IT IS NOT JUST THE DELTA.

REALLY, I MEAN, YOU KNOW, AS THEY SAY, PLANET EARTH THANKS YOU BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.

WE ARE IN SUCH A BETTER PLACE TO CONTINUE THE MISSION YOU LAID THE GROWNWORK FOR, RAY, THANK YOU.

>> YOU ARE VERY KIND, JUDGE. COMMISSIONER, THANK YOU, THIS MORNING. I DO HAVE A FEW COMMENTS.

ONE, I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT OUR BAYS ARE HEALTHY.

THEY CONTINUE TO BE HEALTHY. BUT IT IS A CHALLENGE.

WE CONTINUE TO SEE GROWTH AROUND THE BAY SYSTEMS. WE CONTINUE TO SEE MORE INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION, WHICH IS GREAT FOR JOBS AND GREAT FOR THE ECONOMY.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THERE IS AN IMPACT ON OUR NATURAL RESOURCES OUT THERE THAT WE HAVE TO BE AWARE OF, PLAN FOR, AND ADDRESS WHENEVER WE CAN. AND ONE THOSE BIG ISSUES THAT EVERYONE IS AWARE OF TODAY AND THAT IS ITS AVAILABILITY OF FRESH WATER. WE -- WE LIVE IN A VERY DRY PARTS OF THE STATE. YOU KNOW, DROUGHT IS A VISITOR TO OUR SHORELINES HERE. AND WE NEED TO BE AS PREPARED AS WE CAN FOR FUTURE WATER SUPPLIES AND TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THOSE NEEDED FRESH WATER OUTFLOWS TO OUR BAY SYSTEM.

WHEN IT COMES TO CRUNCH TIME, WE KNOW WHAT WILL LOSE OUT, BUT LET'S KEEP THINGS GOING. I DO WANT TO SAY OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH NUECES COUNTY HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS OVER THESE MANY YEARS WITH THE PROGRAM AND 23 IS, LIKE, A LONG TIME.

[LAUGHTER] YOU KNOW OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH

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BOTH COASTAL PARKS AND INLAND PARKS, WITH INDIVIDUAL PRECINCT COMEDIES HA HAVE OPINION WONDERFUL.

WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF GREAT PROJECTS.

WE TAKE A LOT OF PRIDE IN HAVING A WONDERFUL STAFF AND YOU ALL NEED TO STAND UP FOR A SECOND HE HERE. I SHOW UP AND GET CREDIT.

THEY TO THE REAL WORK. YOU CAN SIT DOWN NOW.

AREN'T THEY WELL TRAINED? THAT WASN'T PLANNED.

[LAUGHTER] CONTINUING TO BUILD ON THE RELATIONSHIP AND DRESSING FLOODING ISSUES, WASTEWATER ISSUES, NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION PROBLEMS OUT IN THE DISTRICT, THOSE ARE ALL CRITICAL EFFORTS, BUT SOMETHING CLOSE TO MY HEART IS PUBLIC ACCESS. PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEAR AND COME TO VISIT US HAVE EASY AND NICE ACCESS TO OUR BAYS AND ESTUARIES AND THAT'S WHERE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PARKS DEPARTMENT IS SO STRONG. GETTING PEOPLE OUT TO ENJOY THE RESOURCE IS THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT STEP IN PROTECTING IT, LETTING PEOPLE LOVE THE RESOURCE ON BE A QUICK NOTE, LET ME ACKNOWLEDGE EVEN THOUGH I HAVE A GREAT STAFF, I HAVE A WONDERFUL WIFE. VICKI, THANK YOU, VICKI.

I AM TURNING THE KEYS OVER TO DR. KIRSTIN STANSIL WILL TAKING OVER IN A FEW DAYS. I AM COUNTING THEM DOWN.

I DON'T PLAN TO BE TOO FAR AWAY AND A.

AND I AM HOPING TO DO VOLUNTEER WORK WHEN I RETIRE.

WHAT A GREAT COMMUNITY WE LIVE IN.

JUDGE AND COMMISSIONERS, I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DO.

BELIEVE ME, I KNOW IT IS HARD TO KEEP EVERYTHING MOVING FORWARD AND I APPRECIATE WHAT EVERYONE DOES AND THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>>JUDGE CANALES: WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD.

COMMISSIONER CHESNEY. >> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I DIDN'T KNOW THERE WAS AN ORGANIZATION WITHOUT RAY ALLEN.

NO DISRESPECT FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE ROOM.

YOU HAVE BEEN CERTAINLY A FACE IN THE ORGANIZATION FOR SO LONG AND AN HONOR TO WATCH YOU SERVE IN THE COMMUNITY AND YOU ARE ALWAYS THERE TO HELP ON THE CITY COUNCIL OR COMMISSIONERS COURT AND I CAN ALWAYS PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL.

YOU ALWAYS WERE JUST A VERY LEVEL-HEADED, REALISTIC PERSON IN THIS ROLE. IT'S HARD PAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY COMPETING FORCES HERE IN SOUTH TEXAS WITH OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR INDUSTRY AND WITH BUSINESS AND WITH -- IT'S HARD TO BALANCE

IT. >> IT IS.

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I KNOW YOU HAVE TAKEN YOUR SHOTS FROM SOME OF THOSE GROUPS BUT YOU ALWAYS HAVE BEEN SOMEONE THAT I FELT LIKE W GIVE A STRAIGHT ANSWER AND DIDN'T HAVE AN AGENDA BEHIND IT AND WERE REASONABLE IN HOW YOU APPROACHED THINGS AND DIDN'T GET -- DIDN'T GO TOO FAR OFF THE CLIFF, IF YOU WILL, WHEN THINGS GOT TOUGH. AND THAT STABILIZING KIND OF CAL CALMING NATURE THAT YOU HAD.

THE TECHNICAL SKILLS, WE CAN TALK ABOUT THEM ALL DAY, BUT THAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT. YOU ALWAYS CAME UP WITH SOLUTIONS AND YOU NEVER FELT LIKE IT WAS SO BAD THAT IT COULDN'T BE FIXED AND YOU REALIZED THAT THE INDUSTRY IS HERE. THE ENVIRONMENT IS HERE.

WE GOT TO FIGURE OUT A WAY HOW IT WORKS AND NOT FIGHT EACH OTHER. THAT ALWAYS STOOD OUTS TO ME THE MOST, RAY. WAS THAT ABILITY TO WORK WITH EVERYBODY AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE IT WORK.

IT WASN'T ALWAYS PERFECT AND WHAT YOU WANTED, WHAT I WANTED OR WHAT EVERYBODY WANTED. BUT, FEN, THAT IS THE SPIRIT OF WORKING TOGETHER AND I AM NOT THE PERSON WHO FEELS LIKE COMPROMISE IS A DIRTY WORD. AND YOU DECIDED HOW TO DO IT WITH GRACE, STYLE, CLASS, INTELLECT, ALL OF THOSE GOOD THINGS. I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE AND MET FOR THIS COMMUNITY AND MET FOR THE COASTAL BEND BAYS AND ESTUARIES PROGRAM. BECAUSE IT IS -- AT THE BOTTOM LINE WHEN YOU COME UP HERE AND THAT IS THE GREATEST THING AND YOU SAY OUR BAYS ARE HEALTHY. THAT'S WHAT WE ALL WANT.

WE ALL WANT GROWTH AND WANT ALL THOSE THINGS.

WEAPON WANT OUR BAYS TO BE HEALTHY.

SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

I RELY ON PEOPLE HIKE YOU AND YOU DID IT WITH THE WAY YOU DID IT FOR SO MANY YEARS IS SO MUCH APPRECIATED AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND I HOPE YOU BE AROUND AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SACRIFICE YOUR WIFE MADE IN THAT POSITION.

YOU ARE A PUBLIC OFFICIAL. YOU WEREN'T AN ELECTED OFFICIAL, BUT YOU WERE A PUBLIC FIGURE. A FACE OF THAT ORGANIZATION WHICH IS A PROMINENT ORGANIZATION IN THIS COMMUNITY AND I KNOW THAT WAS TOUGH ON YOUR WIFE A LOT AND YOUR FAMILY

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-- MAYBE IT WASN'T MAYBE HE WAS JUST TOUGH, I DON'T KNOW.

BUT THANK YOU. IT IS SINCERELY APPRECIATED AND YOU WILL BE AVAILABLE TO HELP AND I KNOW YOU WOULDN'T TURN IT OVER TO SOMEONE WHO WOULDN'T DO AS AN OUTSTANDING JOB AS YOU DO.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR CONTINUED PRESENCE.

AND TODAY IS ALL BUT, RAY, AS IT SHOULD BE.

>>JUDGE CANALES: THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

COMMISSIONER MARE RE. >>COMMISSIONER MAREZ: THANKS, JUDGE. RAY, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

AS COMMISSIONER CHESNEY SAID ON CITY COUNCIL AND HERE, YOU ALWAYS WORKED CLOSELY WITH THOSE ORGANIZATIONS.

MY EARLY DAYS NOT REALIZING HOW FORTUNATE WE WERE TO HAVE A GROUP LIKE THIS, THAT IS AN ADVOCATE, THAT ARE A GROUP OF EXPERTS THAT WE CAN RELY ON AND HELP US BRIDGE THE -- THE PRESERVATION OF OUR NATURE AND WHAT DRAWS PEOPLE.

TO OUR COMMUNITY TO LIVE HERE OR TO VISIT.

AND ALSO, THE REALITY OF WHAT WE HAVE AS FAR AS WORK FORCE.

AND THAT IS A VERY FINE LINE. AND I KNOW THAT, YES, THERE ARE TIMES IT HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR YOU.

I HAVE READ AND SEEN AS WELL. BUT I THANK YOU AND THE GROUP FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE. AND GREAT -- REASSURING TO HEAR THAT YOU WILL VOLUNTEER NOW. I AM SURE -- THIS GROUP WILL BE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE YOUR TIME AND EXPERTISE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK AND CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR MUST

DESERVED RETIREMENT. >> THANK YOU.

VERY KIND. I'M HERE FOR THE TO HE TOE,

JUDGE. >>JUDGE CANALES: I AM READY.

I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR -- ONE THING I THINK I WILL MISS IS THE VOICE, YOU KNOW. WHEN WE ARE IN HE MEETINGS.

SO A LOT OF US HAVE, YOU KNOW, VERY DISTINCT VOICES.

OBVIOUSLY WE ARE INDIVIDUALS. THAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING, BUT THERE ARE OTHERS WHOSE VOICE IS UNMISTAKABLE IN A ROOM AND I WILL ASK FOR Y'ALL'S BEST IMPRESSION NEXT MEETING -- I WANT TO HEAR YOU SOUND LIKE RAY ALLEN.

BUT THE TRUTH IS, THAT HE TAUGHT YOU GUYS WELL.

AND I THINK WE ARE ON A GREAT COURSE.

THE ONE THING, RAY, I AM GOING TO ASK OF YOU.

WE HAVE A LEGISLATIVE SESSION COMING UP.

WE HAVE -- ALWAYS HAD ON OUR LEGISLATIVE AGENDA AND I BET WE WILL AGAIN TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR YOUR GREAT ORGANIZATION BECAUSE IT HAS NOT HAD THAT FUNDING.

AND SO WE WOULD ONLY ASK THAT YOU COME OUT OF RETIREMENT MAYBE ONE DAY NEXT UP JANUARY TO WALK THE HALLS WITH US SO THEY CAN HEAR THE VOICE AND KNOW THAT -- THAT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY A MUCH-NEEDED FUNDING FOR THIS GREAT PROGRAM.

>> CERTAINLY ONE OF THOSE UNFINISHED CHALLENGES, JUDGE.

>>JUDGE CANALES: UNFINISHED, ABSOLUTELY.

THE BEST PART. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THIS INCREDIBLE RECOGNITION FOR THIS INCREDIBLE INDIVIDUAL SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. OPPOSED, SAME SIGN.

WE WOULD LOVE THE HONOR OF TAKING A PICTURE OF YOU --

>> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: I WOULD LIKE TO SAY ONE THING, JUDGE. MR. ALLEN, I DON'T KNOW YOU AS WELL AS OTHERS DO, I SPOKEN TO YOU SEVERAL TIMES.

MY PASSION IN THE WESTERN AREA OF NUECES COUNTY WHERE EVERYTHING STARTS AND WINDS UP -- WHERE IT IS SUPPOSED TO WIND UP. BUT CHESNEY SPOKE FOR ALL OF US I THINK. HE SAID EVERYTHING WE WERE GOING TO SAY. NOT MUCH FOR US TO SAY.

OTHER THAN THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT WHEN YOU CAN.

WHATEVER YOU CAN DO FOR US, WE APPRECIATE IT, BUT DON'T FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO BE COMMITTED. DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.

>> THANK YOU. FEV.

>> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: GOD BLESS YOU.

>>JUDGE CANALES: COMMISSIONER HERNANDEZ WANTS TO AFTER OM

WARDS. >> COMMISSIONER HERNANDEZ: I ONLY TO HAVE BEEN AT THIS JOB FOR A YEAR AND A HALF AND I HAVEN'T HAD MUCH CHANCE TO TALK TO YOU.

WHAT I HEAR AND READ, YOU DESERVE YOUR RETIREMENT.

AND I WISH YOU WELL. I DON'T -- DON'T BE A STRANGER TO US. HELP US OUT WHEN YOU CAN.

AND LIKE OLD KENNY ROGERS SONG SAID "YOU PICK A FINE TIME TO LEAVE US LUCILLE." [LAUGHTER] WE ARE GOING TO NEED YOU. SO WITH THAT, THANK YOU VERY

MUCH, SIR, FOR YOUR SERVICE. >> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS.

THANK YOU, ALL. >>JUDGE CANALES: TEAM, LET'S DO THIS. RAY, MAYBE YOU JOIN US.

AND LET THE STAFF ALSO COME UP FOR A PHOTO AS WELL.

OKAY. AND I THINK -- DOES ANYBODY HAVE THE FORMAL RESOLUTION, KARA, FOR RAY.

COMMISSIONER CHESNEY, YOU FRAMED IT.

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I DID. >>JUDGE CANALES: WE HAVE GOT IT RIGHT HERE. IF YOU WILL JOIN US UP FRONT.

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>>JUDGE CANALES: PROBABLY SHOULD -- OH, GOOD, YOU ARE STILL HERE.

DR. STANSIL. IT WILL BE NICE IT SHALL TO PUT YOU ON AN UPCOMING AGENDA SO THE COURT WILL KNOW YOU AND THE PROJECTS YOU WANT TO HIGHLIGHT. WE CAN WORK ON IT FOR PERHAPS MAYBE A SEPTEMBER AGENDA. THANK YOU.

WE WILL MOVE ON AND -- >> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: JUDGE, COULD I -- SEVERAL IN HERE THAT I DON'T HAVE BACK-UP IN MY

AGENDA. >>JUDGE CANALES: GO AHEAD.

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: IF WE CAN PROVIDE THAT BACK-UP BEFORE WE TALK TO THEM. CHECK THE -- I DON'T HAVE

BACK-UPS FOR A-3, A-7. >>JUDGE CANALES: IF YOU DON'T MIND, HANG ON ONE A SECOND. REGULAR AGENDA OR CONSENT.

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: REGULAR, SORRY.

>>JUDGE CANALES: ON REGULAR YOU NEED A -- SAY IT AGAIN.

A-3. >> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: A-3, 7, 9 AND I THINK C-1? N

NO. >>JUDGE CANALES: IDAY IS WORKING ON THAT. WHICH ONE?

>>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: HOLD ON. C-13.

>>JUDGE CANALES: MICHAEL CAME TO ME THIS MORNING AND SAID WE WILL HAVE THAT SHORTLY. IT'S JUST -- IT WAS -- IT WAS A CONTRACT -- I GUESS, THE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE WAS WORKING ON IT. AND MY UNDERSTANDING THAT IF WE WILL BE PATIENT, IT WILL BE WITH US HERE SHORTLY.

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I DID NOT SEE THE P CARD BACKUP.

>> WE WILL HAVE THAT IN A MOMENT.

WE WILL BE DEALING WITH THAT SOON.

>>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I DON'T KNOW HOW INTENSE -- THE P CARD.

WHATEVER THE BACK-UP IS SUPPOSED TO BE.

AND AGAIN DEPENDING ON HOW FAST I CAN LOOK AT THIS, I WANT TO

GIVE EVERYBODY NOTICE. >>JUDGE CANALES: I AM WITH YOU.

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WE ARE GOING TO MOVE ON. YOU ARE ABOUT TO GET SOMETHING HERE -- LET'S SEE. FOR THE INTEREST OF TRANSPARENCY. WHAT IS BEING HANDED OUT IS ITEM 7 AND 3 -- OR JUST 3. IS THIS 3 AND 7?

>> NO DIFFERENCE. THIS IS FOR THE HOSPITAL

DISTRICT. >>JUDGE CANALES: OH, JUST FOR THE HOSPITAL DISTRICT. OKAY, GUYS.

YOU ARE STILL MISSING COMMISSIONER CHESNEY.

FORGET WHAT I SAID. THIS IS NOT COMPLETE.

THIS IS FOR THE HOSPITAL DISTRICT ONLY.

>>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I GUESS IT IS PRETTY LENGTHY.

ANY TIME SENSITIVE MANNER. >>JUDGE CANALES: TELL YOU WHAT, LET ME JUST ASK IF YOU DON'T MIND, ITEM NUMBER 3, IDAY AND JENNY. DO WE NEED TO ABLE 3-A-3 BECAUSE

OF LACK OF BACKUP. >> NOT FROM OUR OFFICE.

>>JUDGE CANALES: NOT FROM OUR OFFICE.

>>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: WHERE IS THE BACK-UP.

>> IS THAT THE DOCUMENT THAT WAS SENT --

>> THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN FORWARDED AGAIN THIS MORNING.

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I GUESS I AM GOING TO SAY CAN WE PLEASE

TABLE THAT UNTIL AUGUST 17. >>JUDGE CANALES: LET ME TAKE IT

RIGHT NOW. >> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: MOTION

TO TABLE. >>JUDGE CANALES: A SECOND BY GONZALEZ. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY

SAYING AYE. >> AYE.

>>JUDGE CANALES: ITEM NUMBER 7, INTERLOCAL -- THE HOSPITAL DISTRICT. CAN WE TABLE THIS?

>>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: TABLE THIS UNTIL AUGUST 17.

>>JUDGE CANALES: IS THAT YOUR MOTION? DO WE HAVE A SECOND FROM GONZALEZ?

>>COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: SECOND. >>JUDGE CANALES: ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ITEM 9.

>> WHICH ITEM IS THAT? >>JUDGE CANALES: 3-A-7.

>>JUDGE CANALES: ON ITEM NUMBER 9, I WAS TOLD THAT SCOTT MEARS WAS GOING TO JOIN US AND WE DID THIS IN ORDER.

TURN TO IDAY OR JENNY. ON THE TASK ORDER NUMBER 1.

>>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I HAVE OF THE ESTIMATED COST AND IS IT

9? >>JUDGE CANALES: HAS THE BACK-UP AND I THINK SCOTT IS COMING TO PRESENT.

>>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: WE HAVE OF THE BACK-UP ON 9.

>>JUDGE CANALES: I WILL SCRATCH THAT OUT AS A POTENTIAL TABLE.

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: IT IS IN THERE AND HAS THE COST.

[H. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:]

ALL RIGHT, I WILL TAKE THOSE AND KEEP REVIEWING.

I WILL GO BACK TO WHERE WE WERE WHICH IS H-1 ON OUR AGENDA.

AND I NEED TO FIGURE OUT A ADAGE.

THEY SAY THE MEN IN BLUE. CHIEF, WHAT DO YOU THINK A

GOLDEN GATE WAY TO DESCRIBE -- >> MEN IN BROWN.

>>JUDGE CANALES: THE MEN WITH THE STARS MAYBE.

THE MEN WITH STARS ARE HERE TODAY REPRESENTING THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS IN RECOGNITION OF DAVID GARCIA RECEIVING THE 20226 TEXAS PEACEMAKER AWARD FROM THE H SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS. AND THIS IS QUITE TEXAS PEACEMAKER AWARD FROM THE SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS.

AND THIS IS QUITE EXEMPLARY. SHERIFF ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS DESCRIBES THE TEXAS PEACEMAKER AWARD IS AN HONOR TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL WHO HAS EXEMPLIFIED OVER A LIFE-LONG SERVICE PUBLIC GOOD AND COMMUNITY FOR WHICH THEY SERVED AND THE APPROACH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT IS NOT ONLY TO MAINTAIN ORDER BUT BRING JUSTICE.

THE RECIPIENT IS SOMEBODY THAT BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN PEOPLE.

RECOGNIZES THE DIGNITY OF OTHERS AND SERVES AS A ROLE MODEL AND MENTOR TO YOUNGER GENERATIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENTS OFFICERS.

THIS IS A DISTINCTION THAT BELONGS TO ONE MAN, ONE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL, AND HE HAPPENS TO BELONG TO US. TO THE NUECES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, TO THIS COURTHOUSE AND, IN FACT, SO OFTEN, TO THIS VERY COURT ROOM.

WITH GREAT DISTINCTION WE RECOGNIZE DEPUTY DAVID GARCIA FOR THE TEXAS PEACEMAKER AWARD RECIPIENT [APPLAUSE] SHERIFF HOOPER, CHIEF COOK, MAY I ASK YOU TO SAY A FEW WORDS AND THEN ALLOW THE DEPUTY IF HE WOULD LIKE -- I KNOW HE HAS SPECIAL MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILIES

HERE TODAY TO ACKNOWLEDGE. >> SO, FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK COMMISSIONER MAREZ FOR SHINING A LIGHT ON THIS GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT. THE LAST WEEKEND IN JULY WE WERE AT BEAUTIFUL FORT WORTH, TEXAS FOR THE ANNUAL SHERIFF ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS CONVENTION. AND THERE WERE ABOUT 180 OUT OF

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254 COUNTY SHERIFFS PRESENT. AND WE WERE JUST SO HONORED THAT ONE OF OUR OWN WAS SELECTED FROM ALL THE DEPUTY SHERIFFS AND ELECTED SHERIFFS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS AND NO MORE DESERVING THAN DAVID GARCIA. SO IN 2001, DAVID HAD A CRITICAL INCIDENT WHERE WE ALMOST LOST HIM.

AND A REALLY NEAT THING FOR ME BEING UP AT THAT CONVENTION WAS I GOT TO MEET A STATE SENATOR FROM SENATE DISTRICT 22 NAMED RYAN BIRDWELL. AND WE ALMOST LOST BRIAN BIRDWELL IN 2001. HE WAS IN THE PENTAGON WHEN THE PLANE HIT. TO BE BLUNT, BOTH THESE GENTLEMEN HAD A FOOT IN THE GRAVE IN 2001.

BUT WHAT DEFINES DAVID AND DEFINES THE SAME THING THAT DEFINES SENATOR BIRDWELL, THEY DID NOT LET THAT SINGLE DAY IN THEIR LIFE DEFINE WHO THEY ARE MOVING FORWARD.

SO FOR THE NEXT 21 YEARS, YOU GET THE IMPRESSION WITH DAVID, AND ALSO THAT SENATOR, THEY WANTED TO SHALL DEFINED BY THE DAYS AFTER THAT EVENT. THEY WANT TO BE DEFINED BY WHAT THEY MIGHT VERY WELL DO TOMORROW AND SO I WAS PROUD TO TALK TO HIM UP THERE -- AT THE BOARD ABOUT DAVID AND WHAT HE DOES EVERY DAY IN THIS COURTHOUSE. DAVID HAS AN EXTREME COMMITMENT TO HIS FAMILY, TO HIS FAITH, AND TO THIS AGENCY AND TOP THIS COUNTY. AND HE DEMONSTRATES THAT EVERY SINGLE DAY. WHETHER HE IS RELOCATING HOMELESS PEOPLE FROM A FALLEN SHELTER -- THE FALLEN HEROES MEMORIAL OR WHETHER HE IS ANSWERING QUESTIONS OR GIVING DIRECTIONS INSIDE THIS COURTHOUSE.

HE IS -- EVEN I AM THE ELECTED, HE IS VERY MUCH THE FACE OF THE AGENCY INSIDE THIS COURTHOUSE AND I REMEMBER THAT EVERY DAY AND I AM EXTREMELY APPRECIATIVE OF WHAT DAVID DOES.

SHORT OF CALL HIM SAINT DAVID, IT IS GREAT TO SEE HIM REACH INTO HIS POCKET AND DELIVER A PRAYER CARD OR REESE ROW TO PEOPLE IN NEED. DAVID, YOU RECEIVE THAT RECOGNITION STATEWIDE AND VERY HONORED THAT YOU ARE A MEMBER OF OUR AGENCY. THANK YOU, SIR.

[APPLAUSE] -- SHERIFF, NOTHING WILL GIVE ME GREATER PLEASURE THAN TO DO THIS, BUT CERTAIN THINGS JUST AREN'T RIGHT. I WILL BRING THIS TO YOU.

YOU NEED TO PRESENT THIS TO HIM. HOLD ON.

THAT PICTURE IS JUST TOO PERFECT.

I WANT YOU TO GIVE IT TO HIM. BECAUSE THAT PICTURE IS PERFECT.

>>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: LET'S GET BEHIND HIM.

CAN WE DO THAT? WE WANT TO YOU SPEAK, DAVID.

>> HE GAVE A GREAT SPEECH UP IN FORT WORTH.

>>JUDGE CANALES: WAIT, FOR PAPAR

PAPARAZZI. >>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: THOSE

HATS ARE COVERING US. >>JUDGE CANALES: DEPUTY.

>> THANK YOU, JUDGE CANALES AND COMMISSIONERS VERY MUCH.

AND THANK YOU, SHERIFF HOOPER, CHIEF COOK, CHIEF BETTIS, MY CAPTAIN, GARCIA. EVERY DAY I WAKE UP AND I THINK I AM A BLESSED MAN. EVERY DAY I WAKE UP I THANK GOD FOR ALL MY BLESSINGS. I THANK GOD THAT I HAVE

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BEAUTIFUL WIFE, PATSY. LAURA -- SHE IS A COUNTY EMPLOYEE. SHE IS IS A PROBATION OFFICER FOR US AND HER WONDERFUL HUSBAND, ERIC, HE IS A DOCTOR AND WORKS AT THE WELLNESS CLINIC AND HELPS THE COMMUNITY.

I AM BLESS WITH A WONDERFUL FAMILY.

MY FAMILY DOESN'T STOP THERE, THE SHERIFF, CHIEF DAVID COOK, YOU KNOW, MY CAPTAIN AND ALL OF MY OTHER BROTHERS AND SISTERS AT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. THEY ARE MY BROTHERS AND MY SISTERS. THAT IS WHY I'M HERE.

BECAUSE WHEN I WAS IN MY LOWEST TIME IN MY LIFE, WHEN I WAS FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE, THEY WERE ALL OUT THERE PRAYING FOR ME, SUPPORTING ME. COMMISSIONERS, I KNOW ALL OF YOU VERY WELL AND ALL OF YOU ALSO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR ME.

AND COMMISSIONER, I KNOW YOU PRAYED FOR ME WHEN I WAS SHOT.

COMMISSIONER HERNANDEZ, ALSO, AND YOUR SON AND FAMILY.

COMMISSIONER MAREZ, COMMISSIONER CHESNEY, ALL OF YOU ALL.

I THANK ALL OF YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING HERE WITH ME.

SO THIS IS MY FAMILY. AND I AM REALLY PROUD TO LIVE IN CORPUS CHRISTI WHICH IS THE FINEST CITY IN THE WORLD, NOT IN THE COUNTRY, BUT IN THE WORLD. AND I WORK FOR THE FINEST COMMUNITY AND FOR THE FINEST COUNTY IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

AND THAT IS NUECES COUNTY. AND I AM PROUD OF ALL OF OUR CITIZENS BECAUSE OUR CITIZENS ALSO SUPPORT US VERY MUCH HERE.

THEY SUPPORT OUR BUILT. AND THEY SUPPORT OUR FIRST -- OUR MILITARY, THEY SPORT OUR FIRST RESPOND ARE FIRE FIGHTERS, PARAMEDICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

I AM PROUD TO SAY THIS COMMUNITY IS A BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY FOR US AND THAT IS WHY IT IS AN HONOR FOR ME TO SERVE FOR 37 YEARS IN THIS COMMUNITIES BECAUSE IT IS MY FAMILY.

AND I LOVE EVERYBODY HERE BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAS ALWAYS BEEN WONDERFUL TO ME AND MY FAMILY.

AND I THANK ALL OF YOU FOR BEING HERE TODAY TO SEE ME GET THIS AWARD. IT MEANS A LOT.

I RECEIVED MANY AWARDS IN MY TIME BUT THIS ONE MEANS A LOT BECAUSE IT REPRESENTS WHAT I DO HERE IN THIS COMMUNITY AND I HOPE WE CAN HIRE A LOT OF MORE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN TO COME WORK FOR US BECAUSE LIKE SAID, WE HAVE THE FINEST DEPARTMENT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

>>JUDGE CANALES: THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]

>> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: I WOULD LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING, DA DAVID.

>>JUDGE CANALES: HE IS COMING. COMMISSIONERS WANT -- WANT TO

HAVE A FEW WORDS. >>COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: YOU KNOW, DAVID, I HAVE KNOWN YOU AND YOUR FAMILIARLY FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. AND WE HAVE HAD MANY CUPS OF

COFFEE. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: AND BREAKFASTS AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

YOU -- THAT AWARD IS YOU. THAT AWARD IS YOU.

COULDN'T HAPPEN TO A FINER PERSON.

YOU KNOW, FINER PERSON. AND SHERIFF, YOU KNOW -- YOU TALKED ABOUT IN THIS COURTHOUSE THAT HE REPRESENTS YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE. I HAVE SEEN, DAVID, WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT, HE GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP SOMEBODY NOT ONLY FOR DIRECTIONS BUT TO GET THEM TO WHERE THEY ARE GOING.

AND EVEN GOING OUTSIDE TO SHOW THEM HOW TO GET TO THE BUS OR SOMEWHERE ELSE. THAT IS DAVID.

YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT IN TIMES, DAVID, YOU HAVE GIVEN ALSO HELP TO THOSE WHO ARE HOMELESS. AND WE APPRECIATE THAT.

YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T HAVE.

AND THAT IS PASSION. YOU HAVE A PIG HEART, YOU KNOW.

SO I WANTED TO THANK YOU SYSTEM AS FRIEND.

THANK YOU AS A BROTHER. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR THIS COUNTY. FOR THIS COMMUNITY.

YOU KNOW, AND WE TALKED ABOUT RETIREMENT.

I DON'T THINK YOU ARE READY FOR THAT YET.

SO SHERIFF IS SAYING NO, NO, NOT YET.

SO -- BUT I THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR THE PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY, DAVID. THANK YOU FOR SHOWING KINDNESS, COMPASSION, YOU KNOW AND ALWAYS WILLING TO GO THE EXTRA MILE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU. >>COMMISSIONER MAREZ: DAVID, WHEN I SEE YOU, OBVIOUSLY THIS AWARD WAS MEANT FOR YOU.

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS. I KNOW THAT IS AN IMPORTANT SCRIPTURE FOR ALL OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND READ MANY TIMES OVER ESPECIALLY WHEN SOMEONE IS FALLEN IN LINE OF DUTY.

I REMEMBER THAT DAY. I THINK EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY REMEMBERS THAT DAY WHEN YOU PUT EVERYTHING ON THE LINE. AND I KNOW YOU ARE THANKFUL TO GOD. AND I AM THANKFUL TO GOD THAT YOU ARE STILL WITH US AND SHARE -- YOU KNOW, I KNOW THIS COMMUNITY LOVES YOU, BUT IF YOU PUT DAVID GARCIA'S CLIP ON A RADIO OR TV COMMERCIAL, THAT MIGHT REALLY HELP US SPIKE

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EFFORTS. BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL REALIZE THAT WE DO HAVE ONE OF THE FINEST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HERE.

AND PEOPLE LIKE DAVIDND OTHERS WHO PUT YEARS AND YEARS OF SERVICE HERE TO THE COUNTY AND PUT IT LITERALLY ALL ON THE LINE. THAT CAN'T BE -- THAT CAN'T BE BOUGHT ANYWHERE ELSE. I THINK THAT PEOPLE SEE THE COMMITMENT THAT YOU, SHERIFF AND YOUR DEMAND STAFF AND OTHERS BEFORE YOU HAVE MADE. AND THAT -- DAVID REALLY JUST EXEMPLIFIES THAT IN HIS WORK. EVERY DAY.

YOU CAN TELL HE IS HAVING A GREAT DAY AND HE IS DOING WHAT HE LOVES. SO, DAVID, WE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE. AND THIS REWARD, WE KNOW, IS SOMETHING THAT. YOU ARE A PEACEMAKER EVERY STAY IN THE SITUATIONS WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH EVERY DAY.

DEESCALATING SITUATIONS THAT CAN IMMEDIATELY GET OUT OF HAND.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK YOU DO FOR US.

>>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: THEY SAID IT ALL, DAVID.

BUT THERE IS A REASON THAT GOD KEPT YOU AROUND.

AND OBVIOUSLY NOT TO GET THAT AWARD, BUT FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE -- WHAT THAT AWARD REPRESENTS.

YOU TOUCHED A LOT OF LIVES AT THE TIME HE SAVED YOU ON THIS EARTH AND WE ARE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF EVERYTHING HE HAS DONE AND I ECHO MY COLLEAGUES' SENTIMENTS.

>>JUDGE CANALES: COMMISSIONER HERNANDEZ.

>>COMMISSIONER HERNANDEZ: DAVID, I KNOW YOU FOR A LONG TIME.

I REMEMBER THE NIGHT MY SON CALLED ME AND SAID WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO YOU. BUT HE ALSO SAID THAT YOU WERE TRYING TO HELP SOMEONE. GIVE THEM DIRECTIONS.

AND, YOU KNOW, JUST CAUGHT YOU OFFGUARD.

THAT'S BECAUSE YOU HAVE A KIND HEART.

YOU ARE A GOOD MAN AND WILLING TO HELP ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL.

AND I THINK IT WILL BE HARD TO -- IF YOU EVER DO DECIDE TO RETIRE TO REPLACE A PERSON LIKE YOURSELF.

AND, AGAIN, I SEE YOU WORK OUT HATE AT NIGHT WHEN YOU WERE RUNNING, PUTTING UP SIGNS FOR YOURSELF.

AND, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE THIS COMMITMENT TO THIS COMMUNITY AND I THINK THE COMMUNITY APPLAUDS YOU.

I SEE YOU IN CHURCH JUST ABOUT EVERY OTHER DAY.

SO, DAVID, AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU DO.

AND WE APPRECIATE YOU. IF IT WASN'T FOR YOU, MY SON WOULDN'T HAVE THE GUIDANCE HE HAD WHEN HE CAME IN TO WORK WITH A THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. WITH THAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER. YOU KNOW WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL, THEY HAD DEPUTIES GUARDING ME.

WHEN RODNEY WAS THERE -- SERGEANT HERNANDEZ BECAUSE HE IS A DPS TROOPER NOW. BUT WHEN HE WAS WITH US AND WORKING PATROL WITH ME. HE WOULD GO THERE AT NIGHT, I KNEW I WAS IN GOOD HANDS BECAUSE I KNEW HE WOULD TAKE PROPER CARE AND NO ONE WILL COME IN THERE AND TRY TO HURT ME AND EVERYTHING. YOUR SON WAS ALSO THERE FOR ME.

AND I APPRECIATE YOUR FAMILY VERY MUCH AND LOVED YOUR FAMILY

VERY MUCH AND THANKED THEM. >> COMMISSIONER HERNANDEZ:

APPRECIATE THOSE KIND WORDS. >>JUDGE CANALES: AGAIN, DEPUTY, I THINK IT SPEAKS VOLUME THAT YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS ARE HERE WITH YOU. IT IS ONLY FIT THAT SHERIFF HOOPER, A FELLOW LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AND YOUR BOSS GIVE YOU THAT AMAZING RECOGNITION. NOW IT IS TIME FOR THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE A PEACEMAKER AMONGST US.

AND I THINK FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, ONE OF THE GREATEST TRIBUTES THAT YOU CAN SAY ABOUT YOURSELF AND THAT YOU ARE DOING GOOD IN YOUR COMMUNITY. AND GRATEFUL THAT YOU ALWAYS HAD THAT SPIRIT ABOUT YOU AND NOW THE REST OF TEXAS ACKNOWLEDGES IT WELL. THANK YOU FORSAKING SUCH GOOD CARE OF US. WHEN I SAY "US" I MEAN NUECES.

THANK YOU. >> COMMISSIONER HERNANDEZ: THANK

YOU, DAVID. >> SEMPER PHI.

>>JUDGE CANALES: WONDERFUL. WE WILL MOVE ON TO GENERAL INFORMATION REPORTS. I DO WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT -- IDAY HAS LET ME KNOW THERE ARE TWO REQUESTS -- DR. BLOW WHO NEEDS TO GET BACK TO THE HOSPITAL AT 10:00.

COMMISSIONERS AND SCOTT -- SORRY, SCOTT AND YOU ALL AS WELL? I AM WORKING -- HANG ON ONE SECOND. SCOTT, CAN YOU ALLOW ME THAT -- THAT IS ITEM NUMBER 4. OKAY.

STEP WE ARE DOING VERY WELL HERE ON TIME.

WE WILL SEE. Y, CAN YOU GIVE US A REPORT AND BE BRIEF. I CAN ALWAYS CALL YOU BACK LATER AND DOVETAIL STRAIGHT TO YOU FROM NOAA.

[I. GENERAL INFORMATION REPORTS:]

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BALK THAT DOVETAILS INTO OUR EMERGENCY REPORTS.

YOU GO AHEAD AND WE WILL CALL ON SCOTT CROSS, JE'SANI SMITH FOUNDATION FOUNDATION, NOAH, THE WHOLE WORKS.

>> YES, MA'AM, GOOD MORNING JUDGE CANALES AND COMMISSIONERS.

THIS IS -- I WILL BE BRIEF TODAY.

NUECES COUNTY PARTICIPATED IN THE SOUTH SECTION AMSC AMISTAD FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE ON AUGUST 3 HELD BE U.S. COAST GUARD AND AIR STATION AT RICHARD M. BORCHARD. 2007 GREAT NEWS THAT NOVAVAX VACCINE AT STATE-RUN SITES. IN .

NOVAVAX IS A PROTEIN FOR INDIVIDUALS 18 AND UP WHO HAVE NEVER RECEIVED A COVID-19 VACCINATION.

OLD TECHNOLOGY. IT HAS BEEN AROUND 30 YEARS.

NO GENETIC MATERIAL. NO LIVE VACCINE IN THIS VACCINATION OF THIS OF FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED TO CONSIDER NOVA VAX AS AN OPTION. A SLIGHT UPPER TREND.

WE HAVE 95 NEW CASES. ONE NEW DEATH.

THE POSITIVITY RATE FOR COVID IN TEXAS IS A LITTLE LOW AT 25%.

COVID RISES DUE TO THE BA-5 AND IT IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS.

ON TO THE MONKEYPOX UPDATE, BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HAS DECLARED MONEY POX A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY WHICH ALLOWS US MORE FUNDS TO HELP MITIGATE THIS VIRUS.

THIS WAS DONE LAST WEEK. CURRENTLY IN THE COUNTY OF NUECES, THERE ARE NO CASES OF MONKEYPOX.

WORLDWIDE, IT HAS CONTINUED TO SPREAD.

THERE IS 9,000 CASES IN THE UNITED STATES.

LITTLE OVER 700 IN TEXAS. THERE ARE TWO VACCINES AVAILABLE. AND THERE IS MEDICATION, ANTI-VIRAL MEDICATION TO CARE AND TREAT FOR THOSE PATIENTS.

COOLING CENTERS ARE OPEN DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS IN NUECES COUNTY AVAILABLE TO KEEP CITIZENS COOL WHEN IT IS NEEDED.

OUR WEATHER IS HOVERING AROUND 1 MOUNTAIN DEGREES TODAY.

WE ARE LOOKING AT 105 TO 109 DEGREES WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A HIGH HUMIDITY. WE ARE HOPING FOR SOME RAIN SOME TIME THIS WEEK. WE HAVE ONE DAY OF 50% CHANCE.

WE ARE STILL IN A DEEP DROUGHT. HERE IN TEXAS AND ESPECIALLY IN NUECES COUNTY. OUR MAXIMUM IS 751 AT THE KEACH BYRU YOU AREM INDEX WITH THE AVERAGE MEAN HAPPENING AROUND 700. THE BAND -- THE -- THE BAN, THE BURN BAN IN NUECES COUNTY IS EXPECTED TO EXPIRE NOVEMBER 6, THE NUECES COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO CONTINUE THAT BURN BAN FOR COMMISSIONERS COURT AND WE WILL ADDRESS THAT AS THE TIME COMES. DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>>JUDGE CANALES: I DO NOT. BUT ANY QUESTIONS FROM OUR COMMISSIONERS? THE ONLY THING I WILL ASK IS THAT -- AND WE TALKED ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY IN OUR CALL.

ALLOW THE COMMISSIONERS TO KNOW THAT THE ERAP 2 PROGRAM HAS BEGUN INTO OUR HANDS. IN OTHER WORDS, WE HAVE TRANSFERRED THAT FROM HAGERTY TO NUECES COUNTY AND MY UNDERSTAND THAT YESTERDAY OUR TRAINING BEGAN, IS THAT CORRECT?

>> YES, MA'AM, THAT IS CORRECT. WE HAD A TRAINING SESSION YESTERDAY AND A NUMBER OF ATTENDEES FROM NUECES COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND ADULT SERVICES AND THE GRANTS DEPARTMENT. THEY WILL HAVE THEIR FOLLOW-UP TRAINING NEXT WEEK AND WE WILL START TAKING OVER THE ENTIRE PROGRAM FROM -- AND REBECCA ROCK IS THE CHAIRPERSON FOR THAT PROGRAM. SO ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE, I WOULD DIRECT HE

HER. >>JUDGE CANALES: FANTASTIC.

I WANTED YOU TO GIVE US THAT UPDATE INSIDE BECAUSE IT GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY. AS WE MOVE TO A DISCUSSION OUTSIDE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND FOCUSED ON WEATHER AND RELATED MATTERS. I WILL ASK IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS. IF NOT, WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE MINUTES APPROVAL. THANK YOU, KATHY.

>> THANK YOU, HAVE A GOOD DAY. >>JUDGE CANALES: FORGIVE ME KATHY AND ONE LAST THING AND I MENTIONED THIS, IT IS QUICK.

THE GOVERNOR INCLUDED NUECES COUNTY UNDER HIS DROUGHT DECLARATION ON JULY 15 SO WE SHOULD KNOW THAT WE ARE INSIDE

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THAT DECLARATION. AND THAT'S -- WE ARE STILL -- I GUESS, THE ONLY SILVER LINE SOMETHING WE DON'T LOOK AS HORRIBLE AS 2011 BUT I DON'T THINK THAT IS ANYTHING GREAT TO TALK ABOUT HIGHLY SERIOUS IN SOUTH TEXAS AND GIVES ME NO JOY TO SAY WE ARE AMONGST THE WORST. KEEP US POSTED ON OUR -- ON OUR

[J. Accept the following Minutes:]

STATUS. >> YES, MA'AM.

WILL DO. >>JUDGE CANALES: THANK YOU.

OKAY. MOVING FORWARD, MINUTES T THAT TARA SENT TO YOU. THEY MAY NOT BE IN THE POCKET BUT YOU GOT THEM ON E-MAIL LAST NIGHT.

I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK THEM OVER.

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: SO MOVED.

>>JUDGE CANALES: A MOTION, A SECOND?

>>COMMISSIONER MARTINEZ: SECOND. >>JUDGE CANALES: THANK YOU, ALL

[2. CONSENT AGENDA: The following Agenda Items are of a routine nature, and the Commissioners Court has received supporting materials for consideration. All of these Agenda Items will be passed with one vote without being discussed separately, unless a member of the Commissioners Court or the public requests that a particular Agenda Item be discussed. If so, that Agenda Item will be pulled from the Consent Agenda and discussed as part of the regular Agenda at the appropriate time. One vote will approve the remaining items on the Consent Agenda.]

THOSE IN FAVOR, SIS ANY PHI BY SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED SAME SIGN. I WILL MOVE QUICKLY THROUGH THE CONSENT AGENDA TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY ISSUES.

ONE THAT COMMISSIONER CHESNEY IDENTIFIED.

ON THE P CARD. >> I DON'T REMEMBER THAT ONE IS

SUPPOSE TO GO TO AND PULL 2-C. >>JUDGE CANALES: 2-C GETS PULLED. THE P -- YOU DON'T HAVE A

REFERENCE. >> NORMALLY P CARD IS A REPORT WE PROVIDE FOR YOU AND USUALLY NORTHWEST PART OF THE CONSENT.

NO REPORT AT THIS TIME. >>JUDGE CANALES: NOT PART OF THE

CONSENT. >>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I THOUGHT THE P CARD WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BACK IN ONE OF THESE

ITEMS. >> USUALLY THE P CARD SR. A SEPARATE DOCUMENT WE PROVIDE TO YOU AND BECAUSE OF REGULAR CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION. I BELIEVE THERE IS ANYTHING ON

THE CONSENT. >> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: FOR CLARIFICATION, WE DO THAT ONCE A MONTH.

>> ONCE A MONTH. >>JUDGE CANALES: NOTHING ELSE.

2-C. ANYBODY ELSE?

>>COMMISSIONER MARTINEZ: G. >>JUDGE CANALES: G AS IN GIRL.

GOT IT. >>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: WHAT DID

YOU PULL? >>JUDGE CANALES: LETTER G AS IN GIRL. AND A MOTION FOR A-F AND J-Q.

>>COMMISSIONER MAREZ: SO MOVED. >>JUDGE CANALES: I WILL SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY. TAKE IT IN ORDER, 2-C.

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: THE ONLY THING I NEEDED TO PULL OUT OF C AND TABLE BECAUSE THIS WAS AN ISSUE.

WE DISCUSSED ON DR. FERNANDEZ'S DOCTOR I REALLY NEEDED -- TAKE

IT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION. >>JUDGE CANALES: TAKE TO

EXECUTIVE AND MAKE A DECISION. >> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: A DECISION TO PULL C -- PULL THE FERNANDEZ INVOICE OUT OF C TO DISCUSS IN EXECUTIVE SESSION AND THAT NOT BE VOTED ON AS PART

OF KRRNGZ. >> ITEM 6 ON THE LIST IF I AM

CORRECT, COMMISSIONER. >>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I AM JUST LOOKING AT THE INVOICE. I HAVE THE INVOICE.

>>JUDGE CANALES: I WILL ASK THE CLERK TO PROVIDE SOME CLARITY

BECAUSE IT HELPS IN THE MOTION. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE.

CAN YOU JUST PULL C AND TAKE WHATEVER YOU NEED TO EXECUTIVE AND BRING IT BACK AND PASS IT IN ONE.

>>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: SURE. >>JUDGE CANALES: THE MOTION HAS

BEEN MADE AND SECONDED. >> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: LEAVE C

OUT FOR RIGHT NOW. >>JUDGE CANALES: OKAY.

LEAVE C OUT FOR NOW. ALL IN FAVOR OF DOING SO AND TAKE IT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION. THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

[G. Approve renewal with Aetna Life Insurance Company under Boon-Chapman Benefits Administrators for RFP No. 3109-19 Aggregate and Specific Re-Insurance (Stop Loss) as part of the employee Health Plan of medical & pharmacy benefits.]

NOW WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM G, AND I WILL MOVE TO COMMISSIONER MAREZ. AND ALSO TOMAS IS HERE IN CASE YOU NEED A RESOURCE ON THIS ITEM.

THE REINSURANCE RENEWAL FOR AETNA.

BOONE CHAPMAN AND -- SHALL WE START WITH THE EXPLANATION OR JUST A QUESTION. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HANDLE IT?

>> SO IS THE REINSURANCE. I KNOW WHEN WE STOP WITH STOP LOSS, AT EAST FROM WHAT I REMEMBER IN THE PAST AND IN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, IF YOU EVER CHANGE TYPICALLY A PROBLEM BETWEEN PAIN, THE STOP LOSS, IF YOU CHANGE.

BUT BECAUSE WE ARE NOT CHANGING, THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE ANY ISSUE OF COVERAGE. BECAUSE I KNOW IF YOU GO FROM COMPANY A TO COMPANY B ONLY CERTAIN TIME THAT STOP LOSS IS COVID AND ONLY B PICKS UP THE REST.

THAT IS NOT THE CASE THERE? >> NO, IT IS NOT.

HAPPENS -- DEPENDS ON WHAT TYPE OF CONTRACT YOU HAVE.

AND THE CONTRACT YOU HAVE IS NOT THAT WAY.

>>COMMISSIONER MAREZ: NOT THAT WAY.

>> INCURRED IN MAY IS HOW THEY ARE DISCUSSED.

YOU HAVE THREE OPTIONS. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT ME TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF IT REAL QUICK.

>>COMMISSIONER MAREZ: YES, PLEASE.

>> THREE OPTION OF OPTIONS TO COLLECT FROM.

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A BRIEF DISCUSSION ON THE COUNTY AUDITOR AND WE ARRIVE AT THE SAME CONCLUSION. TAKE THE ONE WITH A LOWER MEDIUM EVEN THOUGH A HIGHER EXPOSURE. AND -- I CAN OPEN IT UP AND GO FROM IT CAREFULLY AND IN MORE DETAIL, BUT ESSENTIALLY THAT WILL PROVIDE YOU A REDUCTION IN PREMIUM FOR WHAT YOU ARE OCCURRING TO PAYING. AND IT WOULD INCREASE YOUR EXPOSURE TO SOME EXTENT AND NOT SIGNIFICANT AND BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE, WE SHOULD NOT BE MUCH CONCERNED ABOUT THAT AND I CAN GIVE YOU THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE -- YOUR LOSSES. BUT OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS, YOU HAVE BASICALLY HAD A REIMBURSEMENT OF THE SAME INSURANCE COMPANY AETNA OF APPROXIMATELY $1.5 MILLION WHEN YOU HIT STOP LOSSES AND THAT'S WHERE WE HAVE IT.

IT IS OVER FIVE YEARS, $1 MILLION AHEAD IN PREMIUM VERSUS LOSSES. BUT THAT IS NOT A LOT AGAIN A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD. THAT IS ESSENTIALLY WHAT YOU HAVE. I HAVE IT DON'T KNOW IF.

>> AND ON THAT, $12 MILLION IS ALWAYS THE NUMBER I EVER KNOWN.

ANY TIME THAT I -- I EVER REVIEWED AND HEARD ABOUT -- ABOUT COVERAGE, ABOUT -- ABOUT THE AGGREGATE.

IS THAT JUST THE NUMBER THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE? SEEMS LIKE IT HAS BEEN THERE FOR YEARS AND DOES THAT CONDITION TO BE THE -- CONTINUE TO BE THAT. WE GET CLOSER BEING THAT NOWADAYS COMPARED TO TEN YEARS AGO.

>> YOU ARE TALKING OF S PIC AND THE DEAGGREGATE.

ONE IS S PIC, WHICH IS IN REGARD TO A CLAIM, AN INDIVIDUAL CLAIM OR EMPLOYEE. APPEAR THAT THE ONE YOU ARE SUGGESTING YOU GO FROM -- LET ME SEE THERE.

395 TO 425. THAT YOU INCREASE YOUR MAXIMUM LOSSES AFTER BEING REINSURED FULLY BECAUSE THAT IS REALLY MANAGEABLE. BUT THAT BASICALLY INCREASES YOUR LIABILITY BY $50,000 PER LARGE CLAIM.

HISTORICALLY NO MORE THAN THREE, OKAY.

>>COMMISSIONER MAREZ: THE RATES ACTUALLY DROPPED?

>> YES, SIR. >>COMMISSIONER MAREZ: I AM

READING THAT RIGHT? >>JUDGE CANALES: I KNOW.

[LAUGHTER] >>COMMISSIONER MAREZ: USUALLY

THE OTHER WAY. >> THE WHOLE POINT.

WE ARE INCREASING THE LIABILITY TO WHAT -- MORE THAN -- THE LIABILITY IS GOING TO INCREASE, BUT SELDOM HIT IT, OKAY.

HISTORICALLY. SO YOU ARE ESSENTIALLY GOING TO HAVE A NET REDUCTION IN PREMIUMS.

>>COMMISSIONER MAREZ: THAT IS GOOD.

CAN WE DO SOMETHING ON THE DENTAL ITEM.

>> YOU DID ALREADY. >>COMMISSIONER MAREZ: DID WE? WE CHANGED THAT? I SAW QUESTIONS ON BILLINGS AND

OTHER ISSUES AND DELAYS. >> IT WAS A DISASTER.

IN FACT SEVERAL OF YOU IN THIS ROOM -- I WON'T SAY WHO, BUT SEVERAL YOU HAD THOSE SAME PROBLEMS.

AND, YES, THAT'S CORRECT. >>COMMISSIONER MAREZ: MOTION

FORTE APPROVAL. >>JUDGE CANALES: THANK YOU.

GNAW, TOMAS. >>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: SECOND.

>>JUDGE CANALES: ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

OKAY. DOING VERY WELL HERE.

SCOTT CROSS, WE WILL HONOR YOUR REQUEST FOR THE NATIONAL:WEATHER

[4. Receive a presentation from the Je'Sani Smith Foundation in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service, Visit Corpus Christi, and Coastal Parks on a new "Wave Safe Initiative" program being launched along Nueces County beaches.]

SERVICE. YOU BET.

CALL ITEM 3-A-4. >> THANK YOU, JUDGE AND COMMISSIONERS. I REALLY NEVER ASK TO DO THIS.

BUT WITH THEIR TIME SAKE, THEY HAVE TO GET BACK TO THE NOAH

OFFICE. >> ABSOLUTELY.

>> THIS PROGRAM. PRESENT THIS TO YOU.

THE FIRST TIME WE ARE ROLLING THIS OUT IN THE PUBLIC MEETING.

PROBABLY THE FIRST TIME YOU ARE HEARING ABOUT IT BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN QUIETLY WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO PUT THIS TOGETHER TO BENEFIT SAFETY OF OUR VISITORS AND RESIDENTS GOING TO OUR BEACH. IT IS GOING BASICALLY ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE. AND SO WE HAVE KIND OF PARTNERED WITH THE MUCH IF JE'SANI SMITH FOUNDATION FOUNDATION.

NOAA, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND BUCKNER, OCEAN POSITIVE. IS HE ONLINE? HE MAY OR MAY NOT BE. OKAY, SO WHAT THIS IS ABOUT IS A PROGRAM WITH MESSAGING AND POSTERBOARDS THAT HAVE BEEN FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

AND SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE GOT THESE POSTERS.

AND THEY HAVE GOT A CHIP IN THEM THAT YOU CAN USE YOUR CELL PHONE ON TO GET MORE INFORMATION. THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED -- PUT UP AT OUR OBSERVATION DECK IN PORT A.

THE ONE SAFETY FEATURE WE TALK ABOUT DOING.

WE WILL HAVE THESE IN COASTAL PARK FACILITIES AND LET MELISSA

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COME UP HERE WITH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND REALLY GET INTO THE DETAILS BECAUSE SHE IS THE ONE THAT BROUGHT IT TO US AND I KIND OF PASSED IT OFF TO KIWANA AT THE JE'SANI SMITH FOUNDATION FOUNDATION. I AM DELIVERY BUT YOU TAKE IT

FROM HERE. >> GOOD MORNING, JUDGE CANALES

AND COMMISSIONERS. >>JUDGE CANALES: GOOD MORNING.

>> MELISSA AND THE WARNING METEOROLOGIST WITH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR CORPUS CHRISTI.

WHAT SCOTT SO WONDERFULLY INTRODUCED IS A PARTNERSHIP WE HAVE WITH A GROUP KNOWN AS BC OCEAN POSITIVE, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, THE JE'SANI SMITH FOUNDATION FOUNDATION AND NUECES COUNTY AND VISIT CORPUS CHRISTI.

THIS IS ALL ABOUT BEACH SAFETY. WE HAVE SIGN THAT HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED TO SHOW THIS WHOLE PICTURE LOOK AT BEACH SAFETY.

ESSENTIALLY WHAT IT DOES IS PROVIDES MESSAGING TO RESPECT THE OCEAN AND UNDERSTAND ITS HAZARDS.

STAY AWARE IF THEY ARE AT THE SHORE AND PAY ATTENTION TO CHANGING CONDITIONS AND TAKE TEN.

AND PROVIDE A LOT OF INSTRUCTIVE INFORMATION FOR LOCATIONS THAT PEOPLE CAN VISIT AROUND NUECES COUNTY TO REMIND THEM OF HOW TO ESSENTIALLY MAINTAIN SITUATIONAL AWARENESS WHILE AT THE BEACH.

AND A REALLY GOOD JOB TO NOT ONLY INFORM RESIDENTS OF HOW TO STAY SAFE, BUT ALL THE VISITORS THAT COME TO OUR BEACHES AS WELL. LIKE SCOTT MENTIONED, WE HAVE A PLACARD IF YOU HOLD YOUR PHONE UP TO IT.

AND I WILL TRY RIGHT NOW -- WE WILL SEE IF IT WORKS.

ESSENTIALLY IF WE HOLD OUR PHONE UP TO IT, WE WILL HAVE A WEB PAGE THAT POPS UP THAT WILL BRING US TO THE BC OCEAN POSITIVE WEB PAGE AND A JOINT PAGE WE CREATED WITH ORGANIZATIONS HERE IN NUECES COUNTY THAT VISITOR CAN GET LOCAL INFORMATION ON FROM RIP CURRENT INFORMATION FROM THE JE'SANI SMITH FOUNDATION FOUNDATION OR INFORMATION FROM OUR OFFICE OR INFORMATION OF OUR NUECES COUNTY BEACHES.

WE ARE OUT HERE TO PUSH AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE WITH RESIDENTS AND VISITORS WHILE THEY ARE AT THE BEACH.

I DO WANT TO MAKE NOTE THIS IS THE FIRST COUNTY IN TEXAS HAS TAKEN ON THIS PARTNERSHIP. THIS IS ACTUALLY SOMETHING THEY TRIED TO ROLL OUT NATIONWIDE AND NUECES COUNTY IS LEADER IN THE STATE OF TEXAS WHEN IT COMES TO THIS BEACH SAFETY INITIATIVE.

WE WANTED TO MAKE THE COURT AWARE OF SOME OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT THESE GROUPS ARE DOING BEHIND THE SCENES.

>>JUDGE CANALES: FANTASTIC. SARAH CARNEY, WELCOME.

HI. >> YES, I AM SARAH CARNEY, I AM THE VP OF PUBLIC RELATIONS WITH THE JE'SANI SMITH FOUNDATION FOUNDATION. WE ARE ECSTATIC TO BE PARTNERING WITH NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND VISIT CORPUS CHRISTI TO ROLL THIS OUT. ANOTHER CHAPTER IN OUR WORK WITH THE FOUNDATION OF IMPROVING RIP CURRENT AWARENESS AND MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE KNOW THE RISK WHEN THEY DECIDE TO PARTAKE IN ACTIVITIES ALONG THE COAST. WE LOVE OUR COAST AND WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE HERE AND BE VISITING AND BE SAFE.

SO, WE ARE WORKING NOW TO GET THESE SIGNS OUT WHERE PEOPLE CAN VIEW THEM. YOU KNOW GREAT PLACES LIKE WHERE THEY ARE STANDING ONLINE AND CAN REALLY BE READING THROUGH IT.

AND IN THE FUTURE WE WILL HAVE THIS ON OUR WEB SITE AS WELL.

OUR WEB SITE WILL LINK DIRECTLY TO THESE SIGNS.

>>JUDGE CANALES: YEAH, I HAVE TO SAY I THINK THE MARKETING IS REALLY CREATING SATURATION. I AM SEEING IT, READING IT, FEELING IT EVERYWHERE. AND THAT IS WHAT IT TAKES IN ORDER TO REALLY TO GET PEOPLE TO READ IT AND ABSORB IT.

YOU JUST CAN'T DO IT SPRINKLED. AND I THINK THIS IS, YET ONE MORE INFORMATION KIWANA, IT IS AWESOME AND WE WILL DO THAT WITH OUR PHONES TOO. FANTASTIC.

KIWANA. >> I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE.

YOU KNOW, WE ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO COMING AND SHARING OUR LATEST AND GREATEST AND NEW PARTNERSHIPS BECAUSE IT -- THAT IS WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE -- TO HELP PEOPLE STAY SAFE AT OUR BEACHES IS THE PARTNERSHIP -- YEAH, THANK YOU -- FOR POST THAT UP. THESE SIGNS COME IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH. WE, UNFORTUNATELY, DID NOT BRING ONE TODAY. HOWEVER, IF THIS IS JUST A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY WITH VISIT SFCH CORPUS CHRISTI, NUECES COUNTY, NOAA, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, CORPUS CHRISTI, OCEAN POSITIVE. THIS IS HOW WE WILL FURTHER OUR MISSION AND ENABLE US TO REACH MORE PEOPLE.

AND BY REACHING MORE PEOPLE. THANK YOU.

IF YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO TEST THIS OUT, I WILL TELL YOU IF YOU HAVE AN IPHONE. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS FIND THE SWEET SPOT AND COME OVER HERE AND MOVE IT AROUND AND IT WILL POP UP AND ASK YOU TO OPEN UP IN OKLAHOMA OR PARTICULAR -- THE -- THE PAGE -- YEAH, BROWSER, YEAH, THANK YOU, OF YOUR CHOICE.

AND, OF COURSE, IF YOU HAVE AN ANDROID, YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO GO

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IN YOUR SETTINGS AND CLICK ON NFC.

THAT WILL ENABLE YOU TO -- ENABLE YOUR PHONE TO READ THE CHIP THAT IS BEHIND THE POSTER. SO, AGAIN, THE LATEST AND GREATEST TECHNOLOGY. THERE IS MORE TO COME.

I AM NOT GOING TO EXPOSE ALL OUR SECRETS TODAY, BUT THERE IS MORE TO COME. BRUCKNER WITH OCEAN POSITIVE HAS BEEN GREAT. NOAA HAS BEEN GREAT.

AND MORE TO COME. WE WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AND, AGAIN, CHANGE THE MIND SET TO CHANGE THE DECISION MAKING, CHANGE THE BEHAVIOR, AND, AGAIN, KEEP PEOPLE SAFE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>JUDGE CANALES: SAVING LIVES.

SCOTT, THANK YOU SO MUCH. APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU, MELISSA. ONE OF THESE DAYS I WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE SAHARAN DUST. I AM TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT, BUT FOR RIGHT NOW, I GUESS GRATEFULNESS IS WHAT WE HAVE GOT. IT IS DOING SOMETHING STRANGE.

SO I -- I AM EXCITED TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT.

KEEPING THINGS CALM. THANK YOU.

GETTING BACK IN OUR ORDER AND I AM MINDFUL, IDAY.

I AM WATCHING MY TIME. I AM GOING TO CALL UP -- LET'S SEE HERE. I WILL CALL UP --

[1. Discuss 1115 waiver, current status, eligible uses and related matters.]

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: JUDGE, SHOULD WE DO.

>>JUDGE CANALES: 3-A-1. AGAIN THE TIME THAT I AM WATCHING FELLAS, EVERYBODY UP HERE IS -- IS THE 10:00 HOUR FOR DR. BLOW, BUT FOR NOW, THE IDEA IS IDAY WAS GOING TO GIVE US AN UPDATE DISCUSSION OF THE 1115 WAIVER, HE WILL I BELIEVE USES AND LAST COURT, WE SAID WE NEED SOME TIME.

AND IDAY, WHY DON'T YOU GIVE US AN UPDATE.

>> YES, I GOT THE RESPONSE. AND THEN EXPECT THERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS ON THOSE FUNDS AND WE CAN UTILIZED THE FUNDS HOWEVER THE COUNTY DECIDES TO USE THEM.

WE ARE GOOD USING THOSE FUNDS. IF WE WANT TO TRANSFER THEM TO THE CITY, WE CAN DO IT. I SENDS -- YESTERDAY I GOT A CONFIRMATION AND I SENT AN E-MAIL TO ALL OF THE

COMMISSIONERS COURT. >> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: THAT

1.7 WE WERE TALKING ABOUT. >> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I WILL MAKE THAT MOTION BASED ON THAT

REPRESENTATION. >>JUDGE CANALES: THAT IS ANOTHER ITEM, GUYS. YOU WILL GET THAT CHANCE.

NUMBER 2. GIVE KNEE JUST A SECOND.

>> TO UPDATE HOW TO USE THE FUNDS.

>>JUDGE CANALES: DR. DANTE GONZALEZ IS HERE.

IMMOVE ON TO NUMBER 2, OKAY. FOR KARA'S SAKE.

[2. Discuss and consider approving use of 1115 Waiver funds for the 2022-23 fiscal year between Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi pursuant to Section 4 of the Amended Cooperative Agreement for City-Operated Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District and related matters.]

ITEM NUMBER 2, TO DISCUSS AND APPROVE THE 1115 FUNDS FOR 2022-'23 FOR THE CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI NUECES COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT AND A MOTION AND A SECOND TO TRANSFER AND ONE WOULD NORMALLY RUN AT THIS POINT, DANTE, SINCE THEY ARE GOING TO DO THAT -- OH, YOU ARE NOT SO LUCKY.

GIVE ME JUST A SECOND. COMMISSIONER, CAN I HAVE THAT

MOTION NOW? >>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: THAT IS MY MOTION. YES, MA'AM.

>>JUDGE CANALES: AND THEN SECOND.

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: THE MOTION TO APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF THE $1.7 UNTIL TO THE CITY FOR THE 1115 WAIVER FUNDS AND

THE 1115 --? >>JUDGE CANALES: OH, NO, MY

GLASSES JUST BROKE. >> IT WAS FOR A DIFFERENT --

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: 1.5. >>JUDGE CANALES: WE KEPT SAYING THAT LAST TIME. 1.5.

>> I WAS GOING TO MAKE A POINT OF CLARITY.

GIVE US 1.7. >>JUDGE CANALES: I AM NO THE SO HAPPY ABOUT THE 1.5. I WILL TELL YOU WHY.

TIME GOING TO VOTE YES. BUT LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I NEED.

WHAT I NEED IS TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF NUECES COUNTY.

YOU NEED TO GET A 1115 ADMINISTRATOR.

AND IT CAN'T BE THE DIRECTOR. IT CAN NOT BE.

SO WHAT I NEED TO KNOW, AT LEAST -- I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU 60 DAYS BECAUSE THE END OF OUR FISCAL YEAR.

I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE CITY -- BECAUSE WE HAVE ENTRUSTED YOU ALL WITH THE OPERATIONS. BUT I DON'T SEE HOW YOU GUYS HAVE LIVED UP TO YOUR PROMISE. WE STILL DON'T HAVE A LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR WITH A BACKGROUND IN PUBLIC HEALTH.

WE DO NOT HAVE A 1115 ADMINISTRATOR.

AND THESE FUNDS CAN'T BE USED FOR PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR. WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS WHEN WE APPROVE LAST WEEK HAD THE 1.5 MILLION -- SORRY, THE $177 MILLION -- YOU GOT ME SAYING THAT, $1.7 MILLION FOR OUR PAYROLL, OUR PRO RATA SHARE OF IT, THAT IS TO PAY FOR EVERYBODY THAT IS ON YOUR EMPLOYEE LIST. THESE DOLLARS HAVE TO PAY FOR NEW PEOPLE BECAUSE WHEN THE 1115 WAIVER PROGRAM WAS ON LAST YEAR PRIOR TO -- THANK YOU -- PRIOR TO THE -- TO THE -- YOU KNOW, SEPARATION, WE HAD ANNUM NUMB WAIVER DEPARTMENT.

WE HAD A DIRECTOR. AND THEY HAD, I THINK, ONE OR TWO PEOPLE WORK WITH THEM. THAT NEEDS TO BE RE-ESTABLISHED.

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THAT IS -- SO NOT TO -- THAT IS TO BENEFIT OUR COUNTY AND A LOT OF COMPLIANCE THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

AND MORE THAN THAT, THERE IS A PROGRAM TO RUN.

SO WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR -- AND, AGAIN, I WILL GIVE YOU 60 DAYS.

60 DAYS. THIS IS A GOOD FAITH VOTE ON MY PART THAT THIS CITY, COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT WILL GET ITS ACT TOGETHER AND HIRE THE PERSONNEL WITH THE APPROPRIATE RESUMES TO DO THIS GOOD WORK. SECONDLY, I AM GOING TO ASK WITHIN 60 DAYS A REAL DETAILED PLAN BE DELIVERED TO THIS -- THIS COMMISSIONERS COURT. BECAUSE THESE $1.5 MILLION IS NOT FOR, YOU KNOW -- NO, SIR FOR FUNSIES.

IT IS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HELPING PEOPLE WHO WILL FALL IN THAT MEDICAID ELIGIBLE CATEGORY. AND NOW WE HAVE HEARD, DANTE, THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO -- IT IS NOT JUST FOR DIABETES.

IT IS NO THE JUST FOR HYPERTENSION, IT IS FOR ANYTHING THAT DEVELOPS THAT FURTHERANCE OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOR THAT UNDERSERVED POPULATION. AND QUITE FRANKLY, WE HAVE SEEN NOTHING. AND BECAUSE THERE IS NOT EVEN AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE ELIGIBLE USES FOR THE 1115 WAIVER, IT FRIGHTENS ME THAT IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PERMISSIVE UNIVERSE IS, HOW CAN WE DEVELOP A PROGRAM THAT IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR OUR COMMUNITY. I BELIEVE YOU CAN DO BOTH.

YOU CAN HIRE THE STAFF AND MAY NOT USE THESE WAIVERS TO DUPLICATE SERVICES. THAT IS NOT PERMISSIVE.

IN OTHER WORDS, THESE DOLLARS WERE THE RIGHT DOLLARS FOR A PROGRAM THAT EXISTED WITH AT LEAST THREE EMPLOYEES UNDER THE 1115 WAIVER. NOW THOSE EMPLOYEES DON'T EXIST.

SO, AGAIN, I AM PUTTING YOU IN CHARGE BECAUSE YOU DECIDED TO REPRESENT AND WE NEED THAT INFORMATION BACK.

AND THE TRUTH IS 60 DAY IS A GET.

IT SHOULD BE WITH US WITHIN A WEEK.

BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE THESE DOLLARS, WE SHOULDN'T BE ASKING FOR THE DOLLARS. AND I AM VERY, VERY MINDFUL THAT WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE GREAT WORK IN OUR COMMUNITY WITH THE 1115 WAIVER. BUT TRUST ME, WE FOUL VERY HARD TO GET THOSE EXTRA DOLLARS. FINALLY YOU HAVE A $800,000 CHARITY CARE FUNDS PROGRAM COMING IN.

I AM STILL CONCERNED THAT THE 1.5 MUD IS HAVE BEEN -- YOU MUD IS HAVE DEDUCTED THE CHARITY CARE PROGRAM.

BUT NOBODY IS INTERESTED IN GIVING YOU MONEY WITHOUT EXPLANATION. IF YOU CAN EXPLAIN TO ME WITHIN 60 DAYS HOW THE CHARITY CARE PROGRAM OF $800,000.

GIVING YOU A TOTAL OF $2.3 MILLION CAN BE UTILIZED IN FURTHERANCE, THAT WILL BE GREAT. I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE DEDUCTED THE EXPECTATION OF THE 800,000 CHARITY CARE PROGRAM FROM THE 1.5. THOSE ARE MY QUESTIONS.

THOSE ARE MY REQUESTS. THEY ARE NOT MADE TO HURT.

THEY ARE MEANT TO ESTABLISH WHAT THE BAR SHOULD BE.

AND I FIND IT -- I WILL BE HONEST WITH YOU, COMMISSIONERS, SUPER CONCERNING THAT YOU WOULD JUST TRANSFER 1.5 MILLION WITHOUT ANY OF THESE IN PLACE WITH NO DIRECTOR, NO FINANCE, NO FINANCIAL BACK-UP AND QUITE FRANKLY NO PLAN.

AND THAT IS -- THAT IS REALLY NOT HOW WE DO IT.

THAT IS NOT HOW PUBLIC HEALTH IS DONE.

AND I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU GUYS TO -- TO ADDRESS ALL OF THOSE ISSUES. AND YOU HAD ALL WEEK.

FROM LAST WEEK TO THIS WEEK. NO E-MAIL.

NO TEXT. NO FLOWERS.

NO NADA. SO HERE WE ARE ONCE AGAIN IN THE SAME BOAT. AND YOU ALL SHOULD CONSIDER --

CONSIDER MENTAL HEALTH AS WELL. >> JUDGE, I AM GOING TO SEE IF I CAN REMEMBER EVERYTHING BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ANSWER SOME OF THE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE.

>>JUDGE CANALES: OKAY, START CAN --

>> I THINK YOU MADE A COUPLE OF ASSERTION THAT ARE QUITE NOT

TRUE. >>JUDGE CANALES: LET'S HEAR ONE.

>> WE HAVE A PLAN. I HAVE A PLAN IN FRONT OF ME.

06 DAYS -- WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS MAN SINCE MARCH 1.

WE HAVE MEETING WITH THE STATE AND SHSC AND WE HAVE DEVELOPED A PRETTY ROBUST PLAN ON HOW WE WILL MOVE FORWARD.

NOT $800,000 WITHOUT SOME KINDS OF WORK.

WE HAVE TO PUT THE WORK FORWARD AND TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK.

AND WAIVER IS STILL ACTIVE IN THE HEALTH DISTRICT.

MEMBERS IN THE WAIVER PROGRAM THAT ARE STILL WORKING UNDER THAT PERMITS. WE ARE PROVIDING SERVICES WHEN THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WAS CLOSED.

SOME OF THE SERVICES WERE NOT PROVIDED.

NOW IT OPEN, WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY. NOT REDUNDANCY, BUT WHERE THE PEOPLE RELY ON THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE SERVICES AND WE HAVE. I -- QUITE FRANKLY I AM NOT SURE

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EXACTLY WHAT NUMBERS THAT IT IS THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.

WE DO HAVE A GOOD PLAN. WE ARE MOVING FORWARD ON CHARITY CARE. I CAN PROVIDE ALL OF YOU WITH THE BINDER TODAY IF YOU WANT TO SEE IT.

>>JUDGE CANALES: I DO. I DO WANT TO SEE IT.

YOU HAVE CONFUSED ME. WHO IS YOUR 1115 ADMINISTRATOR.

LAST WEEK YOU DID NOT HAVE ONE. >> FOR NOW WE HAVE -- THE INTERIM DIRECTOR THAT WE ARE WORKING UNDER.

BUT HE IS THE INTERIM DIRECTOR. I AM ALSO THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND WE ARE WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE 1115 WAIVER.

>>JUDGE CANALES: WE HAVE ALREADY TAKEN CARE OF YOUR SALARIES INSIDE OUR PORTION THAT WE APPROVED LAST WEEK.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SEPARATE 1115 WAIVER ADMINISTRATOR, WHO -- WHO -- IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.

THE $1.5 MILLION BUDGET A YEAR AGO INCLUDED EMPLOYEES THAT WERE SPECIFIC TO THE 1115 WAIVER. NOW YOU ARE TELLING ME THAT YOU AND THE INTERIM DIRECTOR ARE IN CHARGE OF THE 1115 WAIVER.

WHY SHOULD WE GIVE YOU SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE EMPLOYEES TO -- IT IS A DUPLICATION OF SERVICES.

EXPLAIN THAT. >> YOU HAVE TWO DIFFERENT FUNDS, RIGHT. YOU A ALREADY APPROVED THE $1.7 MILLION, THE COUNTY EMPLOYEES NOT INCLUDING THE 1115 EMPLOYEES. WE HAVE 1115 EMPLOYEES THAT ARE STILL PROVIDING THE SERVICES. THAT WAS A SEPARATE FUND.

IF YOU REMEMBER THE 1377 ACCOUNT.

YOU ARE COMBINING TWO COUNTS WHICH ARE -- ACCOUNTS WHICH ARE

TWO DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS. >>JUDGE CANALES: NO I AM NOT.

OUR COUNTY EMPLOYEE WAS LE LEWIS NWILMONT.

THE BOTTOM LINE YOU DO NOT HAVE A 1115 ADMINISTRATOR.

YOU HAVE YOURSELVES THAT ARE DOING THE WORK.

IS THAT WHAT YOU ARE TELLING US? >> WE ARE REDEVELOPING THE PROGRAM THAT WAS LEFT. SO WE ARE WORKING TOWARD THAT.

>>JUDGE CANALES: THIS CHARITY CARE PROGRAM WILL YIELD YOU $800,000 -- YOU MORE OR LESS, $765.

>> THIS PROGRAM WILL YIELD THE AMOUNT OF MONEY -- THE AMOUNT OF WORK WE PROVIDE ON UNCOMPENSATED CARE.

RIGHT NOW YOU ARE MAKING A FIGURE THAT IS $800,000 AND YOU ARE ASSUMING THAT THE AMOUNT WE ARE GOING TO GET REIMBURSED.

WE STILL HAVE TO PUT THE WORK TOWARD IT AND GO TO THE COMMUNITY AND MAKE SURE WE ARE PROVIDING THE RIGHT SERVICES AND RECEIVING THE CORRECT REIMBURSEMENT BASED ON THE WORK

WE HAVE PROVIDED. >> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: YOU KNOW DOCTOR -- AND YOU ARE THE AUTHOR OF THE 1115 WAIVER.

YOU ARE THE AUTHOR OF THE 1115 WAIVER WHEN IT FIRST STARTED,

RIGHT? >> THE 1115 WAIVER HAS BEEN AROUND FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW. I WAS BEEN AROUND A LITTLE BIT LONGER THAN THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION THAT YOU KEEP REFERRING TO. I NEVER REFER TO HIS NAME.

>>JUDGE CANALES: HILLS NAME WAS LEWIS WILMONT.

>>COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: WOULDN'T YOU JUST GO FORWARD.

I KNOW YOU -- YOU DON'T COME HERE TO ARGUE WITH ANYBODY.

WE GOT SOMETHING TO DO. LET'S WRITE IT TO THE CITY AND SAY THIS IS WHAT WE WANT. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE REQUESTING.

IF YOU NEED 90 DAYS, I WILL GO NOR 90 DAYS.

I JUST -- MUCH. >>JUDGE CANALES: I DO.

>> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: THIS THING -- EVERY TIME SOMEBODY COMES IN WITH THE CITY IS NOT RIGHT.

WE CONTINUE TO BRING UP PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT EVEN HERE.

PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT WORKING WITH US ANYMORE.

I KNOW YOU WISH THEY WERE HERE, BUT THEY ARE NOT.

SO I THINK WE JUST NEED TO CONTINUE FORWARD.

THERE IS A MOTION ON THE FLOOR. THERE IS A SECOND.

WE NEED TO TAKE A VOTE AND MOVE FORWARD.

IF SOMETHING YOU WANT TO WRITE TO THE CITY ASKING THEM TO RESPOND, THAT IS FINE. UP THOUGHT JEANNIE WAS INVOLVED IN THIS THING ALSO FROM THE NEGOTIATIONS.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. SO -- ANYWAY, I JUST THINK WE

NEED TO CALL FOR THE QUESTION. >>JUDGE CANALES: I APPRECIATE THAT AND I WILL DO THAT WHEN I AM READY, BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE PORTION OF DISCUSSION. WE HAVE A RULE HERE.

AND IT IS A GOOD RULE. AND THAT IS THAT THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN APPRECIATED BEFORE. SO TECHNICALLY, WE SHOULDN'T EVEN VOTE UPON SOMETHING UNTIL WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THIS. AND THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH HOW

WE -- >> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: THEY ARE NOT ASKING -- THIS IS THE CHARITY CARE PROGRAM.

>>JUDGE CANALES: HE SAID I HAVE A PLAN FOR THE 1115 WAIVER.

WHERE IS IT? >> THE 1115 WAIVER IS THE 1115 WAIVER. THIS IS THE PROGRAM THAT WILL SUPERSEDE THE 1115.PROGRAM GOING FORWARD.

>>JUDGE CANALES: YOU ARE KEEPING OUR 1115 MONEY.

I WANT TO KNOW WHERE THAT IS GOING TO GO.

IN THIS NOTEBOOK. >>THE SAME SERVICES FOR 1115 IS THE SAME SERVICES WE HAVE MOVING FORWARD.

>>JUDGE CANALES: YOU HAVE BEEN IN PARKS AND REC THE PAST YEAR.

IS THAT TRUE? >> I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT IS

RELEVANT. >> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: WHAT

-- I AM FOLLOWING INTERRUPT. >>JUDGE CANALES: WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH THIS. YOU SAID HE KNOWS ALL ABOUT IT.

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I THINK THE QUESTION HAS BEEN CALLED.

>>JUDGE CANALES: NO, IT IS NOT. I WANT TO YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE BEING -- WE ARE NOT BEING TOLD ACCURATE INFORMATION.

AND I AM VERY UPSET ABOUT IT. BECAUSE YOU MADE A PROMISE.

YOU REPRESENTING THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, YOU MADE A PROMISE

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TO THIS COMMUNITY THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE BETTER.

THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE MORE EFFICIENT, THAT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE MORE SERVICES. AND WHAT WE HAVE SEEN --

>> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: A LOT BETTER NOW.

>>JUDGE CANALES: WE HAVE SEEN WE HAVE NO HEALTH DIRECTOR.

NO HEALTH DIRECTOR. WE HAVE AN INTERIM HEALTH DIRECTOR. YOU HAVE NOBODY THAT HAS A MD QUALIFICATION POST SEPTEMBER 2 WORKING FOR YOUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT. AND YOU HAVE A CHARITY CARE PROGRAM THAT, QUITE FRANKLY, YOU ARE ACTING LIKE WE ARE NOT GOING TO RECEIVE THE $800,000. WE JUST GOT THIS TODAY.

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, I DON'T THINK --

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: WE HAD A MD BEFORE.

ANNETTE RODRIGUEZ WASN'T AN MD. WORKING ON APPEAR HEALTH DIRECTOR. THEY ARTICULATED.

THEY HAVE A PLAN. >>JUDGE CANALES: THEY DON'T HAVE

A PLAN. >> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I AM TRYING TO MOVE FORWARD. IF SHE LIKES TO BEAT ON YOU FOR THIS. UP DON'T I AGREE HE WITH WHAT SHE IS SAYING AND I APOLOGIZE THAT EVERY TIME YOU COME IN HERE, THIS HAPPENS TO YOU. I THINK YOU HAVE COME IN HERE AND PRESENTED INFORMATION IN AN APPROPRIATE MANNER.

YOU HAVE RESPONDED TO WHAT -- THE QUESTIONS I HAD.

THESE ARE -- SO I AM -- I AM. >>JUDGE CANALES: CAN YOU

EXPLAIN. >> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: I JUST WANT TO SAY THE QUESTION HAS BEEN CALLED WHICH I BELIEVE

ROBERTS RULE OF ORDER. >> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: I CALL

THE QUESTION. >>JUDGE CANALES: YOU DON'T CALL THE QUESTION. COMMISSIONER CHESNEY, THAT IS NOT THE RULE. JUST SO YOU KNOW --

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: CAN I FINISH.

>>JUDGE CANALES: IF YOU ALLOW ME TO HAVE THE RULES.

LET ME RECOGNIZE YOU SO YOU CAN FINISH.

>>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: JENNY CAN ANTICIPATE -- AND AGAIN, I WANT TO MAKE SURE WHEN YOU LEAVE AFTER THIS VOTE IS TAKEN, I DON'T WANT YOU TO BELIEVE THAT SHE SPEAKS FOR ME.

IF SHE SPEAKS FOR OTHERS, THEY CAN LET THAT GO.

BUT I DON'T APPRECIATE HOW YOU HAVE BEEN TREATED OR THE DEMEANOR OF WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN TREATED.

I HAD MY QUESTIONS ANSWERED. I AM READY TO MOVE FORWARD.

JENNY IF YOU WANT TO ARTICULATE -- I DON'T REALIZE THE PRESIDING OFFICER WHEN SHE DOESN'T WANT THE QUESTION TO BE CALLED SHE CAN OVERRULE THAT. I WOULD LIKE AN ARTICULATION -- OTHERWISE WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO CALL THE QUESTION BECAUSE WON'T STOP DEBATING ON THE ISSUE.

I NEED CLARIFICATION FROM YOU, JENNY, DUE DOCTOR, I WAS TRYING TO SIT HERE AND MOVE FORWARD BECAUSE I HAVE MY QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND I CAN'T SITS HERE AND I DON'T WANT YOU TO WALK OUT OF HERE THINKING THIS -- THAT THIS IS HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT.

TIME JUST ARTICULATING THAT. I AM SORRY YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS. AND I APPRECIATE YOU.

AND I THINK YOU HAVE ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS AND I THINK YOU HAVE ANSWERED THEM AND PROVIDED WHAT WE NEED AND I THINK YOU ARE WORKING ON A PLAN. I HAD CONVERSATION WITH PEOPLE FROM THE CITY REGARDING THIS REGARDING THE TIME SINCE WE TURNED THIS OVER AND CONFIDENT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE SAND HOW YOU ARE DOING IT. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE KNOWS THAT I'M NOT DOING OTHER THAN I HANDLE IT A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN MAN IN WHAT IS BEING DONE.

I HAD CONVERSATIONS AND I AM COMFORTABLE WITH THIS.

WE GAVE THE NUECES COUNTY MANAGER FOR THE WEEK TO MAKE SURE WE COULD DO THIS IN A LEGAL FASHION.

WE HAVE DONE THAT. SHE SAYS WE CAN.

I SAID LAST WEEK I WAS COMFORTABLE DOING IT THEN FOR THE REASONS I HAVE ARTICULATED. AND NOW I WANT -- IF JENNY, IF YOU CAN -- AND GO OUT. AND PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW IT WORKS WHEN COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ DID ATTEMPT TO CALL THE QUESTION.

I HAVE ASKED TO CALL THE QUESTION.

I AM JUST ASKING. JENNY, PLEASE ASH PARTICULAR

RATES ROBERT'S RULES. >>JUDGE CANALES: SHE CAN GIVE VISION, BUT THE WAY IT WORKS, WHEN WE CALL FOR DISCUSSION.

ROBERT'S RULES DO NOT PROMPT TEXAS LAW.

WE ARE IN A DISCUSSION. AND IF YOU CAN'T DISCUSS THE 1115 WHEN YOU ARE ABOUT TO TRANSFER 1.5 MILLION OF NUECES COUNTY, THERE IS A PROBLEM. THERE IS A PROBLEM.

AND THE CITIZENS AND THE RESIDENTS NEED TO ASK THEMSELVES WHY ARE WE TRANSFERRING MONEY WHEN WE DON'T HAVE INCHES.

IT IS YOUR MONEY. IT IS NUECES COUNTY'S MONEY TO MAKE CERTAIN. AND ALL I HAVE ASKED FOR IS A REASONABLE REQUEST SO YOU CAN BRING FORTH A PLAN FOR THE 1115 -- NO ONE EVEN HERE EVEN UNDERSTANDS THE 1115 WAIVER BECAUSE NOBODY EXPLAINS IT. NOBODY EXPLAINS IT.

IT IS JUST -- WE WANT TO GIVE YOU MONEY.

AND ALL I AM SAYING IS THAT WE DO NOT HAVE PA -- WE TRUSTED YOU IN CITY-COUNTY HEALTH TO DO CERTAIN THINGS.

SINCE LAST OCTOBER, ALMOST A YEAR HAS PASSED WHEN YOU ALL SAID, WE WANT TO MAKE IT BETTER. AND IT IS NOT BETTER.

NOT BETTER BECAUSE YOU ARE -- YOU ARE CLOSING LOCATIONS FOR VACCINATIONS. YOU ARE CONSOLIDATING.

WE HAVE GOTTEN MANY COMPLAINTS, JUST SO YOU KNOW, DANTE -- WE HAVE GOTTEN A LOT OF COMPLAINTS REGARDING SERVICES FOR SOME OF THE UNDERSERVED POPULATION AND WHY I AM ASKING FOR A PLAN IS THE 1115 WAIVER IS MEANT TO TARGET THAT.

AND I WANT TO SEE IT. AND I DON'T THINK ON THE DAY THAT YOU ARE ASKING TO TRANSFER THE MONEY IS TE PROP YACHT TO BRING THE PLAN -- -- IS APPROPRIATE TO BRING THE PLAN

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FORTH. BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE VOTED WHY HE TO TRANSFER IT AND YES TO HAVE A 60-DAY OPPORTUNITY. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A 1115 WAIVER ADMINISTRATOR ON TOP OF THE OTHER DUTIES YOU HAVE TO DO, I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THIS COURT SHOULD JUST ACCEPT THAT OR THE PEEP OF NUECES. -- OR THE PEOPLE OF NUECES.

YOU SHOULD WANT TO PUT FORTH A 1115 WAIVER TEAM.

WHAT YOU ARE TELLING ME IS YOU GUYS ARE DOING IT, BUT WE PAID YOU FOR ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES IN ANOTHER BUCKET OF MONEY.

OUR REGULAR BUCKET OF MONEY SP PAYING -- YOU SAID THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ON PAYROLL TODAY, RIGHT, ARE DOING THE WORK, INCLUDING YOURSELF AND THE INTERIM DIRECTOR.

>> COMMISSIONER HERNANDEZ: CAN I GET AN ANSWER TO MY QUESTION.

UP SECONDED COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ'S CALL.

>>JUDGE CANALES: ARE YOU SAYING I CANNOT ASK QUESTIONS ON A

RELEVANT MANNER. >>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: YOU DIDN'T LET JENNY ANSWER MY QUESTION AS MUCH CALLING THE QUESTION, 16.6, ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER THAT THE COURT HAS ADOPTED BUT FOLLOWS MOST OF THE TIME. SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CLOSE DEBATE UPON SECOND; HOWEVER, AT THAT THE -- THAT DOES SECONDARY IF THAT PERSON MAKING THE MOTION AND THE SECOND HAD THE FLOOR.

SO I AM NOT CLEAR ON WHEN THAT WAS DONE, WHETHER COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ HAD THE FLOOR. SO --

>> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: I HAD THE FLOOR.

>> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: HE WAS TALKING AND I SECONDED IT.

>>JUDGE CANALES: WAIT A SECOND. THAT IS NOT WHAT THE RECORD WOULD REFLECT. THE RECORD WOULD REFLECTS I WAS IN THE PROCESS OF TALKING TO DR. DANTE AND ASKING THESE QUESTIONS. WHEN THEY DON'T WANT TO GIVE THE ANSWERS OR THEY THINK THE ANSWERS ARE SUFFICIENT.

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO NOT PURSUE DISCUSSION ON $1.5 MILLION.

>> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: IT IS NOT A DISCUSSION, IT IS AN

ARGUMENT. >>JUDGE CANALES: IN YOUR

OPINION. >> COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: KIND OF

A BEATING ACTUALLY. >>JUDGE CANALES: WHAT IT IS THAT YOU GUYS ARE JUST WILLING TO GIVE AWAY COUNTY MONEY LEFT AND RIGHT WITHOUT SO MUCH AS EVEN UNDERSTANDING THE VERY PROGRAM

YOU ARE GIVING IT TOO. >> COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: NOT TALKING OF GIVING MONEY AWAY, JUDGE.

>>JUDGE CANALES: YOU DO BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE A PLAN.

>>COMMISSIONER GONZALEZ: YOU DO THAT ALL THE TIME.

OPINION. >>JUDGE CANALES: AT ANY RATE, DR. DANTE, I AM LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR TO YOU LIVE UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND I DON'T SEE THAT HAS BEEN DONE YET.

WE DON'T HAVE ANYBODY THAT HAS A PUBLIC HEALTH BACKGROUND, PERIOD. WEIGH DON'T -- IN THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION. WE DON'T.

AND I THINK THAT IS A HUGE ISSUE.

AND I DON'T THINK THIS PLAN HAS BEEN -- HAS BEEN PRESENTED THAT WOULD MERIT AN ORGANIZATIONAL CHART THAT WOULD MERIT YOUR $1.5 MILLION. I THINK YOU CAN GET IT TO US IN 630 DAYS. ARE YOU WILLING TO GET IT TO US IN 60 DAYS, BECAUSE THAT IS NOT WHAT THIS IS.

>> THAT IS NOT A PART OF THE MOTION.

>>JUDGE CANALES: JUST A QUESTION.

A DISCUSSION. DO YOU THINK WE CAN GET A REAL PROGRAM FOR THE PEOPLE. OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE POOR AND UNINSURED AND CHRONICALLY ILL, CAN WE GET THAT TO JUSTIFY THE $1.5 MILLION? BECAUSE THIS IS DIFFERENT, SIR.

THIS IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT MONEY. DO YOU AGREE THAT CHARITY CARE PROGRAM HAS ITS OWN DIFFERENT FUNDING?

>> IT DOES. >> DIFFERENT FUNDING COME FROM A

DIFFERENT SOURCE. >>JUDGE CANALES: THAT'S RIGHT.

1.5 MILLION IS OLD 1115 WAIVER. THIS IS NEW.

THIS REPLACES THE 1115 WAIVER. RIGHT.

>> THIS IS THE PROGRAM MOVING FORWARD.

>>JUDGE CANALES: THE PROGRAM MOVING FORWARD.

THE $1.5 IS OLD MONEY, RIGHT? >>COMMISSIONER CHESNEY: TO TAKE

CARE OF THE CURRENT. >>JUDGE CANALES: HOLD ON ONE

SECOND, OLD MONEY OR NOT? >> IT IS MONEY -- I AM 23409

SURE, THE 1.5. >>JUDGE CANALES: 1115.

THE NEW PROGRAM -- >> JUDGE, IF I MAY, I THINK YOU -- WE HAVE HAD THIS PROGRAM WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR A VERY LONG TIME. WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE DIFFERENT SERVICES. I AM NOT SURE WHAT REDUNDANCY OF PROGRAMS YOU ARE REFERRING TO. WHAT I CAN SAY IS WHEN THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WAS OPEN, THE SERVICES PROVIDED, NOT JUST IN THE CITY BUT THE COUNTY. THESE SERVICES ARE NOT ONLY INCLUDED DIABETES BUT NUTRITION TALKS, YOU KNOW, IT ALSO INCLUDED BLOOD WORK DONE. IT ALSO INCLUDED INFORMATION AND, YOU KNOW, I CAN GIVE YOU A LIST OF THE DIFFERENT SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDED ON THERE. WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE.

YOU KNOW, WE -- SINCE THE REOPENING MUCH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ON MARCH 1, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICES.

WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO 1 UNION WILL. A-1-C TESTS ALONE.

WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO THE SAME THING.

1,000 BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS ON THE COMMUNITY.

ALMOST 1,000 BMIS ON THE COMMUNITY.

THESE ARE SEPARATE FROM THE SERVICES WE ARE ALREADY PROVIDED

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WHICH WE ARE REFERRING AS A SIMILAR ACCOUNT.

NOT A SIMILAR BUT A 1115 WAIVER ACCOUNT.

WE DO THINGS THAT ARE TAILOR SPECIFIC.

AND COMMUNITY SOMETIMES THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT SERVICES WE HAVE ASKING FOR ME TO CREATE A PLAN.

THE PLAN IS TO CONTINUE ALREADY WITH A WHAT WE ARE SERVICING AND MOVE FORWARD WITH THE 1115 TOWARD WHAT I JUST GIVEN YOU.