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EXCELLENT, THANK YOU, MS. SALTZBURG.

[1. Call to Order]

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WELL, WITH THAT, CALLING THIS MEETING TO ORDER TODAY IS AUGUST 23, 2021 FOR OUR JOINT CITY COUNTY WORK SESSION.

CHAIRMAN RYAN, WOULD YOU PLEASE LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE? I SURE WILL, AND IF EVERYBODY COULD PLEASE RISE AND JOIN US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IF YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE A FLAG BEFORE YOU FACE TO THE EAST.

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

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN.

AND VICE MAYOR DAGGETT WILL YOU PLEASE READ THE MISSION STATEMENT FOR THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF? CERTAINLY, IT WOULD BE MY PLEASURE TO.

THE MISSION OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF IS TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL.

THANK YOU VICE MAYOR.

MS. SALTZBURG, WOULD YOU DO A ROLL CALL, PLEASE? THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND AS JUST A REALLY QUICK REMINDER BEFORE I DO THAT, IF FOLKS CAN MUTE THEIR MICROPHONES, IF THEY'RE NOT SPEAKING, THAT WILL DEFINITELY HELP WITH OUR FEED, OUR LIVE FEED TONIGHT.

WITH THAT, CHAIRMAN RYAN.

PRESENT.

VICE CHAIRWOMAN FOWLER.

HELLO, THIS IS LENA I'M PRESENT.

SUPERVISOR BEGAY.

I AM PRESENT.

SUPERVISOR HORSTMAN.

HERE.

SUPERVISOR VASQUEZ.

HERE.

MAYOR DEASY.

PRESENT.

VICE MAYOR DAGGETT.

HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN.

I'M IN HERE SOMEWHERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER SALAS.

PRESENT.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY, PRESENT.

COUNCIL MEMBER SWEET.

HERE.

THANK YOU, MS. SALTZBURG.

DO WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC PARTICIPANTS AT THIS TIME? NOT AT THIS TIME, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

WELL, THEN WE'RE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FIVE.

[5. Museum Post-Wildfire Flooding]

OUR MUSEUM POST-WILDFIRE FLOODING.

CITY COUNTY STAFF TAKE IT AWAY.

ALL RIGHT.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

COUNT MAYOR AND VICE MAYOR, AS WELL AS CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND BOARD MEMBERS AND COUNCIL MEMBERS, I'M LUCINDA ANDREANI I'M DEPUTY COUNTY MANAGER, AND ALSO SERVE AS THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR.

AND WE'RE HERE TODAY.

WE HAVE AN EXTENSIVE PRESENTATION FOR YOU REGARDING THE MUSEUM FLOOD EVENTS AND STEPPING BACK, PROVIDING SOME HISTORY AND THEN MOVING FORWARD TO THE EVENTS THIS SUMMER.

I THINK AS EVERYONE'S AWARE, WE'VE EXPERIENCED WHAT WE TERM SEVERE AND REPETITIVE FLOODING, AND IT HAS HAD TREMENDOUS IMPACT AS YOU'RE GOING TO SEE ON RESIDENTS BOTH OUTSIDE AND WITHIN THE CITY.

IN THE MOUNT ELDEN ESTATES AREA, AS WELL AS WITHIN THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, OF COURSE, PRIMARILY IN THE PARADISE GRAND VIEW AND SUNNY SIDE NEIGHBORHOODS AND PARTICULARLY OFF THIS LAST EVENT WE WILL SHOW YOU THE DETAILS OF THIS LAST EVENT THAT OCCURRED LAST TUESDAY ON AUGUST 17TH.

SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS FROM THAT AS WELL.

I WILL SAY FIRST THAT.

THANK GOD WE WERE PROACTIVE AND DID THE WORK WE DID OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS OR TWO PLUS YEARS IN PROVIDING MITIGATION.

IF IT HADN'T HAVE BEEN FOR THAT, WE WOULD HAVE HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF HOMES WOULD HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO INTERIOR FLOODING.

AND WE HAD A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER.

AND OF COURSE, ANYONE THAT HAS INTERIOR FLOODING, IT'S A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT, YOU KNOW, TO THEIR LIVES.

AND BUTT FORTUNATELY, WE HAD DONE THE MITIGATION THAT HAS HAD A POSITIVE BENEFITS.

BUT I THINK NOW WE'RE AT A POINT WHERE IT'S SETTLING IN FOR EVERYONE THAT THIS IS A DISASTER AND WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A DISASTER AND EXPERIENCING A DISASTER.

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AND IT'S EXTREMELY REMINISCENT OF SCHULTZ, ALTHOUGH WE HAD EIGHT WATERSHEDS AND THIS IS ONE WATERSHED.

BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE IMPACTS TO INDIVIDUALS FEEL AND ARE VERY, VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT WE SAW ON SCHULTZ WERE IN A STATE OF GRIEVING.

ALL OF US THAT THE REALITY THAT WE THAT WE SAW FROM THE MODELING IN 19 IS NOW COMING TO FRUITION, AND THAT MODEL, YOU KNOW, SIGNIFICANT FLOODING AND IT TAKES THAT JUST A TREMENDOUS TOLL ON PEOPLE EMOTIONALLY, FINANCIALLY, YOU KNOW, AND THOSE REPERCUSSIONS.

I TALK WITH PEOPLE STILL TODAY OUT IN THE SCHULTZ FLOOD AREA WHO CONTINUE TO HAVE REPERCUSSIONS, WHICH WAS NOTED IN THE ARTICLE THIS WEEKEND, WE ARE 11 YEARS IN.

AND THERE ARE STILL REPERCUSSIONS.

AND SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE HAVE COME TO VOLUNTEER HERE BECAUSE VOLUNTEERS WERE SO SUPPORTIVE OF THEIR AREA WHEN THEY EXPERIENCED THIS POST WILDFIRE FLOODING.

AND, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE ALL EXPERIENCING STRESS AS A RESULT OF THAT.

AND, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A GREAT DEAL OF SADNESS AND GRIEVING TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW.

AND WITH THAT COMES A LOT OF FRUSTRATION AND ANGER.

AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT.

WE EXPECT THAT.

AND WE'RE TRYING TO WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS, YOU KNOW, TO WORK THROUGH THAT WITH THEM.

BUT AS I'VE SAID, IN THE END, WE HAVE TO BE ONE TEAM.

WE HAVE TO WORK HAND IN HAND WITH ALL THE RESIDENTS TO WORK THROUGH THIS DISASTER.

IF WE DON'T, WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE COMPETITIVE OR THE GRANT FUNDS THAT MAY BECOME AVAILABLE THROUGH VARIOUS SOURCES.

THEY'RE VERY LIMITED TYPICALLY IN THESE KINDS OF CASES, BECAUSE THIS HAS NOT BEEN DEEMED A PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER, NOR WILL WE LIKELY EVER MEET THE THRESHOLDS FOR THAT LEVEL OF DISASTER, BUT BOTH EITHER FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENTS OR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

BUT WE'RE THE TEAM THAT'S HERE FOR YOU.

WE ARE GOING TO REMAIN HERE FOR YOU.

AND WE WILL BE OUT THERE ADVOCATING AND FOR EVERY RESOURCE THAT WE CAN GET TO EFFECTUATE LONG TERM MITIGATION.

AND THERE ARE LIMITS TO THAT LONG TERM MITIGATION.

OF COURSE, WE CAN'T MITIGATE TO EVERY TYPE OF, YOU KNOW, TYPE OF STORM, AS WE SAW THIS LAST WEEK, HAVING NUMEROUS MAJOR EVENTS OVER THE LAST MONTH THROUGHOUT THE AREA MAJOR RAINFALL EVENTS.

SO I JUST WANT TO SAY TO HANG IN THERE WITH US, WE'LL COME BACK TO THIS AT THE END, BUT HANG IN THERE WITH US.

AND I CAN TELL YOU PEOPLE CARE.

WE'RE WORKING VERY, VERY LONG HOURS TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE DOING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO RESPOND TO THIS SERIOUS DISASTER.

SO WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO ANDY.

THANK YOU.

LISTEN, THIS IS ANDY BERTELSEN, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR FOR THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF I'M WORKING WITH LUCINDA ON THE INCIDENT COMMAND TEAM.

YOU'LL HEAR LUCINDA AND I DOING MOST OF THE TALKING TODAY, BUT IT'S REPRESENTATIVE OF THE EFFORT OF MANY PEOPLE AND MANY PEOPLE ON THIS CALL.

MAYOR COUNCIL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

THANK YOU FOR BEING PRESENT.

YOU HAVE BEEN MUCH OF THE ACTIVITY AND PARTICIPATED IN MUCH OF THE RECOVERY ACTIVITY THAT'S TAKING PLACE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY WITH THE VOLUNTEER EFFORTS, THE DOOR TO DOOR EFFORTS, ET CETERA, AND THE COMMUNITY THANKS YOU FOR THAT.

AND WE AS A TEAM, AS A STAFF TEAM, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

THAT SUPPORT IS KNOWN AND APPRECIATED BY ALL INVOLVED.

AS LUCINDA HAD MENTIONED THE SCHULTZ EFFORT.

LUCINDA AND I HAVE WORKED TOGETHER FOR A LONG TIME AND DATING BACK TO, I THINK 2005, LUCINDA HAD THEN EXPERIENCED SCHULTZ TOGETHER IN 2010.

AND THE CYCLES THAT WE'RE SEEING WITH THIS EFFORT ARE VERY REMINISCENT OF THE CYCLES THAT WE'VE EXPERIENCED WHERE SCHULTZ.

AND FORTUNATELY, THIS TIME AROUND, WE HAVE A BIT MORE OF EXPERIENCE AND YEARS UNDER OUR BELT TO HELP MANAGE THROUGH IT AND THOSE LESSONS LEARNED THAT WE'VE ALL GOTTEN, THOSE LESSONS WERE ABLE TO APPLY TO THIS EFFORT.

SO WAITING FOR SHAWN TO PULL UP THE PRESENTATION.

AND WITH THAT, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

WE HAVE QUITE A PRESENTATION HERE FOR YOU TODAY.

SO, SHAWN, BE READY TO MOVE QUICKLY THROUGH MINE.

FIRST, WE JUST START INTRODUCTORY COMMENTA.

NEXT SLIDE, SHAWN.

AS NOTED, LUCINDA AND I ARE SERVING AS CO-INCIDENT COMMANDERS, WE USE THE INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE IT'S A PARAMILITARY TYPE STRUCTURE, IF YOU WILL, TO MANAGE THESE EVENTS, AND THE EOC IS OPEN TO SUPPORT THOSE EFFORTS.

THE BIG MESSAGE HERE AND LUCINDA PROBABLY WANTS TO GIVE IT IS THE CURE, FLOOD

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INSURANCE.

LUCINDA ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SAY WITH THAT.

I JUST WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHERE YOU LIVE, UNLESS MAYBE YOU'RE AT THE VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY TOP OF A HILL THAT YOU SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER SECURING FLOOD INSURANCE, YOUR HOME OWNERS INSURANCE WILL NOT COVER FLOOD INSURANCE.

AND SO IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT IF YOU HAVE ANY POTENTIAL RISKS WHATSOEVER, THAT YOU SECURE FLOOD INSURANCE.

AND SOME PEOPLE SAY, WELL, YOU KNOW, AND EVEN PEOPLE WHO WERE FLOODED THIS YEAR SAID, I DIDN'T THINK I WAS AT RISK.

AND BECAUSE I'M NOT IN A FEMA FLOOD ZONE, I DON'T THINK I'M AT RISK.

BUT IN NORTHERN ARIZONA AND THIS COUNTY AND MANY COUNTIES IN NORTHERN ARIZONA, WE GET THESE MAJOR INTENSE RAINFALL EVENTS AND THEY CAN CAUSE FLOODING JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME, IRRESPECTIVE OF A BURN SCAR OR NO BURN SCAR.

AND YOU'LL SEE THAT ANDY'S GOING TO COVER THAT AT THE END OF THE PRESENTATION ABOUT MUSEUM.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE OTHER FLOOD EVENTS THAT HAVE HAPPENED OUTSIDE OF MUSEUM THIS YEAR THAT HAVE BEEN VERY SIGNIFICANT AND NOT RESULTING FROM BURN SCAR.

OBVIOUSLY BURN SCAR THE BIG DIFFERENCE THERE IS IT'S REPETITIVE AND IT'S SEVERE AND IT'LL GO ON FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.

SO AGAIN, STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GET FLOOD INSURANCE.

THANK YOU, ANDY.

OK, SHAWN, NEXT SLIDE.

THE AGENDA MUSEUM FLOOD EVENTS, IMPACTS, RESPONSE AND COSTS WE WILL GO THROUGH ALL THAT, THE JOINT EMERGENCY RESPONSE EFFORT, OPERATIONAL RESPONSE, SOME NUMBERS AND DATA ON THAT .

ASSESSMENT AND RECOVERY, FINANCIAL IMPACTS, LONG TERM STRATEGIES AND SUPPORT SERVICES, WHICH ARE ALSO VERY IMPORTANT.

AND THEN THE GREATER FLAGSTAFF AREA FLOOD EVENT THAT LUCINDA HAD NOTED.

WE DID HAVE FLOOD EVENTS OUTSIDE OF THE MUSEUM IMPACTED BURN SCAR, WHICH IS WHY THE OPERATIONAL TEAM FORMED A CONTINGENCY GROUP.

AND THAT ALLOWED US TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE NIMBLE.

SO, YEAH, WE WERE FOCUSING ALL HANDS ON DECK MUSEUM FIRE FLOOD RESPONSE, BUT WE ALSO FORMED A CONTINGENCY GROUP, IF NEEDED, TO BREAK UP THAT TEAM FROM MUSEUM AND FOCUS ON THE OTHER AREAS AS WELL, WHETHER IT BE EAST FLAG, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS OR THE RIO DE FLAG RESPONSE THAT TOOK PLACE LAST TUESDAY.

NEXT SLIDE, SHAWN.

MUSEUM FLOOD AREA, SO WE BEGAN THE FIRE ACTUALLY OCCURRED IN 2019.

AND SO TEAM IMMEDIATELY GOT TOGETHER, LED BY LUCINDA AND OTHERS, TO BEGIN MITIGATION EFFORT.

AND NOW IN 2021, TWO YEARS LATER, WE ACTUALLY GOT THE FIRST FLUSH, IF YOU WILL, OF THAT FIRE.

AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE IMPACTS, THE RESPONSE AND THE COST.

NEXT SLIDE, SHAWN.

SO MITIGATION 2019, 2021 NEXT SLIDE.

THANK YOU, SHAWN.

THE FLOOD ANALYSIS, JE POLAR HYDROLOGY AND GEOMORPHOLOGY CONDUCTED A FLOOD HAZARD MODELING.

THEY USED THE TWO INCH STORM EVENT.

NOW, MANY OF YOU KNOW THAT WE ACTUALLY EXPERIENCED A THREE INCH STORM EVENT IN AN HOUR.

WE MODELED THE TWO INCH GIVEN THE DATA FROM THE SCHULTZ FLOOD AREA AND RESULTS SHOWED SEVERE AND REPETITIVE FLOODING.

WE ANTICIPATED IMPACTS TO OVER 400 HOMES AND 35 BUSINESSES.

THIS WAS BACK IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FIRE.

WE MET WITH MANY OF THOSE BUSINESSES, WENT DOOR TO DOOR WITH MANY HOMEOWNERS AND STARTED PUTTING MEASURES IN PLACE.

THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT IMMEDIATELY DEVELOPED A PLAN ON THE ANALYSIS.

WE DEPLOYED CONCRETE BARRIERS AND SANDBAGS TO THE FLOOD AREA, AND THE ACTUAL FLOODING EVENT HAVE LARGELY REFLECTED THE MODELING.

SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THIS IS THE MODELING, THE TOP REPRESENTS THE FIRE ITSELF, THE RED, THE YELLOW AND THAT BLUE AREA.

THE MODELING, YOU'LL SEE THE FLOW DOWN THROUGH WHAT FIRST ENTERED CIVILIZATION AT MOUNT ELDEN ESTATES THROUGH MOUNT ELDEN ESTATES, AND THEN THE TOP OF PARADISE FOR THE CITY INFRASTRUCTURE.

I BELIEVE WE JUST LOST OUR SLIDESHOW.

SO THAT MODELING THE MAP ON THE MODELING LUCINDA DID WE LOSE THE SLIDE SHOW.

OKAY.

IT'S COMING BACK.

THANK YOU, SHAWN.

WELL DONE.

AND YOU'LL SEE THROUGH THE SUNNYSIDE AREA THAT THE FLOWS TEND TO FAN OUT, OR AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT THOSE FLOWS WOULD LIKE TO DO, THAT ALLUVIAL FAN TYPE CONCEPT THROUGH THE SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY.

AND SO THE KEY EFFORT HAS BEEN TO WORK TO MITIGATE THE DAMAGE THOSE FLOWS CAN CAUSE

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WITHOUT FURTHER INCREASE IN ANY DOWNSTREAM NEGATIVE IMPACTS THAT ADVERSE IMPACT ANALYSIS.

SO SHAWN NEXT SLIDE.

THE DISTRICT'S INITIAL PROJECTS CONSTRUCTED ROCK WEIRS IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR WATER SERVICES GROUP.

ON FOREST ABOVE MOUNT ELDEN ESTATES TO STABILIZE THE FAN, WHICH HAS CAPTURED OVER SIX FEET OF SEDIMENT AND DEBRIS TO DATE.

EXCUSE ME THOSE WEIRS RUNDOWNS WERE ABOVE PARADISE? THIS IS SPECIFIC TO THE ROCK WEIRS ABOVE MOUNT ELDEN ESTATES, AND THEN FLOOD MITIGATION THROUGH THE MOUNT ELDEN ESTATES AREA TO MITIGATE THE IMPACT TO 20 HOMES AT VERY HIGH RISK.

AND IF YOU'VE BEEN UP IN THAT AREA, YOU CAN VISUALLY SEE THAT RISK.

AND THEN ESTABLISH FLOOD MONITORING AND ALERT SYSTEM, WHICH IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE STACY THANK YOU FOR THE NOTIFICATION THAT NOT SHOWING ON STREAMING, BUT HOPEFULLY EVERYONE IN THIS MEETING CAN SEE THE SLIDES.

BUT THE MONITORING AND ALERT SYSTEM AND THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER, YOU WILL SEE CAMERAS AT MANY LOCATIONS.

AND SO OUR STAFF, WE ARE ABLE TO HAVE FIELD SPOTTERS AS WELL AS THAT CAMERA MONITORING SYSTEM, AS WELL AS THE RAIN GAUGES, WHICH GIVES US REDUNDANCY IN THE SYSTEM, BOTH ELECTRONICALLY AND HUMAN, TO BE ABLE TO TRACK THOSE FLOWS APPROPRIATELY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

CITY OPEN CHANNEL MAINTENANCE MANY INSPECTIONS, MANY HAD GOOD CONDITION SCORES, THIS IS THROUGHOUT MANY AREAS, THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY NEEDING ATTENTION AND THEN CLEANING ASAP.

TOTAL WORK TO DATE IS ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND TWENTY SIX MILES.

SO GREAT WORK ON FOR 2019 AND 2020 AND PREPARING FOR POTENTIAL FLOWS LEADING UP TO THIS EFFORT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE SHAWN.

UNDERGROUND STORMWATER MAINTENANCE PURCHASED A SPECIALTY VEHICLE IN DECEMBER OF 2019 AFTER THE FIRE HAD OCCURRED FOR BETTER SERVICE OF UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURE.

KNOWING THAT THAT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT WOULD BE SEVERELY NEEDED AND THANK GOODNESS THAT THAT PURCHASE WAS MADE.

IT HAS WORKED OVERTIME IN 2021.

WASTEWATER COLLECTION CREWS WERE ABLE TO COMPLETE 1500 WORK ORDERS FROM JULY 2020 TO JUNE OR EXCUSE ME, JUNE 30TH, 2021.

THROUGH THAT TIME PERIOD.

SO THAT YEAR TIME PERIOD, THAT'S VERY IMPRESSIVE.

CONSISTED OF CLEANING CATCH BASINS, STORM PIPES, CULVERTS, TRASH RACKS ON CULVERT AND PIPE INLETS AND MORE AND THEN MORE FOCUS ON THE STORMWATER COLLECTION THROUGH THE COVID EXPERIENCE.

I WILL ADD A TAKEAWAY POINT TO THIS, WHICH IS A STORM WATER SYSTEM, EVEN IF NOT BUILT TO THE CAPACITY NEEDED FOR FLOWS, BUILT STORMWATER SYSTEM AND A WELL MAINTAINED STORMWATER SYSTEM IS IMPERATIVE FOR THESE EFFORTS.

SO THANK YOU WATER SERVICES.

NEXT SLIDE.

MITIGATION, UNDERGROUND, STORMWATER MAINTENANCE, YOU'LL JUST SEE ALL THE LOCATIONS THERE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SPRUCE AVENUE, CHANNEL IMPROVEMENT CEDAR TO DORTHA DESIGN HAS BEEN CONDUCTED.

THE ENGINEERING GROUP, JUST MET ON IT AND NEXT WEEK IMPROVE CHANNEL FROM A NARROW GRASS CHANNEL TO A CONCRETE LINE TRAPEZOIDAL CHANNEL.

WE'VE DONE A LOT OF WORK IN THAT CHANNEL TO DATE, BUT WE DO NEED THAT CONCRETE LINE TRAPEZOIDAL CHANNEL WITH CONCRETE AND THEN REDESIGN OF THE DOOR TO INLET AT DORTHA AVENUE STREET CROSSING TO DETERMINE FEASIBILITY OF GREATER FLOWS OR REDUCTION OF CLOGGING.

IMPORTANT PROJECT.

BUT AGAIN, MAKING SURE THAT AS ANY PROJECTS ARE IMPLEMENTED, THERE ARE NO NEGATIVE IMPACTS CREATED DOWNSTREAM AS A RESULT OF ANY WORK DONE UPSTREAM.

SO THAT'S A BIG TASK THAT THE ENGINEERING GROUP HAS AHEAD OF THEM.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

CROSS VEIN WEIRS THIS WAS THE PROJECT THAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT EARLIER, INSTALLING THOSE SEVEN CROSS VEIN WEIRS WITH 4 FOOT KEYSTONE MEMBERS TO PROTECT EXISTING WATER MAIN AND NATURAL GAS PIPELINE THAT ALSO SERVED TO REDUCE SEDIMENT AND EROSION GOING INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS.

WHICH WITH THESE POST FIRE BURN SCAR FLOWS YOU GET A LOT OF SEDIMENTATION EVEN AFTER THAT FIRST FLUSH.

THOSE CHANNELS, AS THEY CONTINUE TO CHANNELIZE, CONTINUE TO COLLECT AND DEPOSIT SEDIMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO WITH THIS ONE CHANNEL DREDGING SUMMER 2020, SPRUCE WASH CHANNEL DREDGING AND RECONFIGURATION AT CEDAR AVENUE.

AND WITH EVERY STORM EVENT, WE'VE HAD TO GET OUT THERE AND DREDGE OUT THOSE CHANNELS TO

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PREPARE FOR THE NEXT ONE.

THANK GOODNESS WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT, PARTICULARLY THAT FIRST WEEK OF FLOWS.

AND THEN IN PREPARATION FOR FUTURE FLOWS, WE RECEIVED THE TUESDAY EVENT A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER.

SO ALL OF THIS DREDGING WORK, WHILE IT'S LONG TERM, IT FEELS LIKE THIS CONSTANT PHASE OF DREDGING OUT THOSE CHANNELS AFTER EVERY FLOW.

WE KNOW THAT IT'S MEANINGFUL WORK AND NECESSARY TO MANAGE THE NEXT SERIES OF EVENTS THAT WE MAY BE GETTING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

CULVERT UPSIZING IN THE SUMMER OF 2020, WE ADDED A SECOND CULVERT AT LINDA VISTA, WHICH ESSENTIALLY DOUBLED THE CAPACITY OF THAT CULVERT.

MANY OF YOU KNOW THAT ROAD AT LINDA VISTA.

IT STILL DOES OVERTOP, BUT WE DO HAVE MORE CAPACITY IN THE CHANNEL NOW.

THE ADDITION OF CULVERT HAD TO BE SIZED TO MATCH THE DOWNSTREAM CHANNEL IN CULVERT AT CEDAR AVENUE.

SO AGAIN, THAT NEGATIVE DOWNSTREAM IMPACT WORKING HARD TO IMPROVE THOSE PINCH POINTS, IF YOU WILL.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, NOT CREATING NEGATIVE DOWNSTREAM IMPACT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

ANDY.

YEAH, I THINK THERE'S A QUESTION OUT THERE, MAYOR, ABOUT VISIBILITY OF SLIDES.

I CAN SEE THEM, BUT WE NEED TO CHECK IN ON THAT.

YEAH, I UNDERSTAND THAT THE CITY'S STREAMING FUNCTION IS NOT FOR SOME REASON IS NOT PICKING UP THE SLIDESHOW.

SO I GUESS THEY CAN HEAR THE AUDIO IS WHAT I UNDERSTAND.

BUT THEY CAN'T SEE THE SLIDES, SO.

OKAY.

AND YEAH, WE CAN SEE THEM IF WE'RE ON THE MEETING ITSELF.

YEAH.

AND WE WILL POST UP THE PRESENTATION, OF COURSE, AFTERWARD ON, YOU KNOW, ON THE VARIOUS WEBSITES.

SO.

LUCINDA.

OUR CITY CLERK HAS HER HAND RAISED.

STACY.

THANK YOU.

CITY CLERK DO YOU WANT TO CHIME IN HERE? MAYBE WE COULD GET A DIFFERENT PERSON TO SHARE THEM.

POSSIBLY.

SO THAT MIGHT.

ISSUES BECAUSE THE PERSON SHARING IS OUTSIDE THE ORGANIZATION.

IF SOMEBODY CAN EMAIL ME THAT PRESENTATION, PERHAPS I CAN SHARE IT ON THE SCREEN AND SEE IF THAT SOLVES THE ISSUE.

I BELIEVE SHANNON AS IT AS WELL, AND THERE'S OFFERING TO SHARE THEM IF POSSIBLE.

THE ISSUE IS THAT IT'S EXTRAORDINARILY LARGE.

AND I MEAN, SHAWN, YOU CAN TRY TO SEND OVER THE FINAL LINK, BUT I THINK WE SHOULD JUST CONTINUE ON.

YEAH, SHAWN WILL TRY TO GO AHEAD AND SEND THAT OVER.

LET'S CONTINUE ON.

BUT PLEASE SEND THAT OVER.

AND AS SOON AS CITY CLERK HAS IT DOWNLOADED AND EVERYTHING SPEAKERS].

SHAWN.

YEAH.

SOUND GOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

WE WILL CONTINUE ON HERE.

SHANNON YOU DON'T HAVE THE FINAL ONE? I DON'T THINK SO.

LET SHAWN SEND IT.

SEND IT TO STACY SALTZBURG SHAWN.

MAYOR, THIS IS ACTUALLY STERLING CITY ATTORNEY.

WE ARE WATCHING SOMETHING AS PART OF AN OPEN MEETING THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE INCLUDED IN THE STREAMING FOR THE PUBLIC.

WE SHOULD WAIT UNTIL IT'S AVAILABLE TO THE STREAM, TO THE PUBLIC.

OK, WELL THEN WITH THAT IN MIND, LET'S TAKE THREE MINUTES TO GET DOWNLOAD IT AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

TOUCH BASE HERE AT THREE TWENTY EIGHT.

HOPEFULLY IT'LL ALL BE UPLOADED AND READ BY THEN.

THANK YOU, STERLING.

MAYOR.

I AM SORRY TO INTERRUPT, WE, I BELIEVE, HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SOLVE THAT PROBLEM, ALTHOUGH NOW IT'S THE PRESENTATION IS NO LONGER BEING SHARED IN THE TEAMS MEETING.

SO IF SHAWN, IF YOU COULD SHARE THAT PRESENTATION AGAIN, I BELIEVE WE'VE.

NOW WE'RE GOOD.

ARE WE GOOD STACY? WE ARE STREAMING THE PRESENTATION.

YES, SORRY, I APOLOGIZE, WE'RE GETTING USED TO OUR NEW SYSTEM.

PROBLEM SOLVED THANK YOU.

GOOD TO GO.

IT'S BEEN CHECKED ON THE LIVESTREAM.

YES, THAT IS CORRECT.

OK.

JUST WANTED TO CONFIRM.

ALL RIGHT, THEN WE'LL.

PRESS ON HERE.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

AGAIN, ANDY BERTELSEN PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR CITY OF FLAGSTAFF CULVERT UPSIZING.

SO.

SUMMER OF 2020.

WE DID WORK TO ADD THAT SECOND CULVERT AT LINDA VISTA HAD TO BE SIZED TO MATCH THE FLOW SO AS NOT TO NEGATIVELY IMPACT THAT DOWNSTREAM CONCERN AT CEDAR AVENUE AND THEN DORTHA AND THEN ARROYO SECO.

SO ALL OF THOSE PINCH POINTS.

SO THAT'S THE TRICK IN DESIGNING THESE SYSTEMS. TRY TO MANAGE THOSE PINCH POINTS WHEN WE CAN MANAGE THE FLOWS, HELP MITIGATE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME NOT NEGATIVELY IMPACT THE DOWNSTREAM CONCERNS AND PINCH POINTS

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THAT WE HAVE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

DEBRIS BOLLARDS SO INSTALLED THESE JUST ABOVE LINDA VISTA.

PEOPLE WONDER, WHY DID WE PUT THESE STICKS IN THE GROUND? THAT IS TO TRY AND HELP CATCH THE DEBRIS AS IT FLOWS THROUGH THE SYSTEM.

YOU'LL NOTICE THAT EACH STORM HAS A DIFFERENT PERSONALITY.

SO THAT FIRST BLUSH, YOU'VE ALL SEEN THE VIDEO OF THAT DEBRIS COMING DOWN AND THAT WAS CHAR.

ALL THAT ALL THAT BURNED DEBRIS COMING DOWN THE HILL NOW WITH THIS STORM ON TUESDAY A LOT OF I DON'T WANT TO SAY CLEAR WATER, BUT NOT AS FULL OF DEBRIS.

BUT THE DEBRIS LOOKED DIFFERENT.

IT HAD A DIFFERENT PERSONALITY, BIGGER LOGS, BIGGER STICKS, BIGGER ROCKS.

AND SO THESE BOLLARDS IS AN ATTEMPT TO TRY TO CATCH THAT DEBRIS.

SO IT DOESN'T CLOG THE CULVERT SYSTEM.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO 2021 CONTINUING TO SHORE UP THE MITIGATION THAT TOOK PLACE DURING THE SPRING LEADING INTO THE MONSOON SEASON.

SANDBAGS DELIVERED TO NEIGHBORHOODS AND HELD MEETINGS IN THE STREETS THROUGH THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA.

REALLY A CONTINUATION OF THAT 2019 EFFORT OF THE MEETING IN THE STREET.

THANK YOU FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT FOR COORDINATING THOSE.

AND THEN SANDBAGS DELIVERED FOR A REFRESH OF SANDBAGS.

AND AGAIN, GIVEN THAT THE FIRE OCCURRED IN 2019, WE REALLY DIDN'T GET SIGNIFICANT FLOWS THE LAST TWO YEARS.

IT WAS SOME FOLKS FOUND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT WE NEEDED TO KEEP THOSE SANDBAGS AND HATS OFF TO THE ENGINEERS AND THOSE THAT STUDY THE MODELING.

THAT SAID, THERE IS STILL AN EMINENT DANGER HERE AND WE STILL NEED TO PROTECT OURSELVES AGAINST IT.

OVER 600,000 SANDBAGS AND GROWING, I THINK, AFTER THIS WEEKEND IS PROBABLY CLOSER TO EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND AND THEN SIXTY SIX HUNDRED FEET OF BARRIER AT THE START OF THE MONSOON SEASON WHICH IS ADDED TO THAT BARRIER SUPPLY BECAUSE THE VELOCITY HAVE BEEN SUCH THAT IT'S OVERTOP, SOME IT'S KNOCKED SOME OVER.

SO WE JUST CONTINUE TO REINFORCE THAT SYSTEM.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO I BELIEVE THIS IS LUCINDA.

THANK YOU, ANDY.

SO NOW WE'RE GOING TO MOVE INTO THE FLOOD EVENTS, THE IMPACTS, THE RESPONSE COSTS, ADDITIONAL MITIGATION THAT'S BEEN EMPLOYED, AS ANDY MENTIONED, AS WELL AS THE VARIOUS SUPPORT SERVICES.

NEXT SLIDE.

AS EVERYONE IS AWARE OF THE FLOODING, THE EVENTS IN THE MUSEUM AREA BEGAN ON THE 13TH.

WE HAD A TWO INCH STORM THAT WAS FORTUNATELY ONLY OVER PART OF THE FLOOD AREA, BUT STILL CREATED SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS.

SINCE THEN, WE'VE HAD CONTINUED TO HAVE RAINFALL EVENTS, WE'VE HAD SIX RAINFALL EVENTS THAT HAVE RESULTED IN EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS WHERE WE'VE NOTIFIED THE COMMUNITIES OF IMMINENT FLOODING.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL EVENT, OF COURSE, WAS THIS LAST TUESDAY ON AUGUST 17TH.

WE HAD JUST OVER THREE INCHES OF RAINFALL IN AN HOUR.

AND IT WAS A VERY INTENSE STORM.

WE HAD TWO GAUGES ON THE BURN SCAR REGISTER OVER AN INCH IN 15 MINUTES.

THAT'S AN INTENSE STORM THAT THREE INCHES IN AN HOUR IS EQUIVALENT TO A 100 YEAR RAINFALL EVENT, WHICH HAS ABOUT A HALF A PERCENT OF PROBABILITY TO OCCUR IN ANY GIVEN YEAR.

SO MAJOR EVENTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS A HYDROGRAPH, AND I KNOW IT'S DIFFICULT TO READ, BUT JUST TO SHOW THAT THE EVENT THAT THE BLUE LINE, THE DARKER BLUE LINE THERE IS THE TWO INCH MODELED STORM, WHAT WE DEVELOPED BASED ON EXPERIENCE FROM SCHULTZ, THE TWO INCH STORM WAS I'LL SAY A REGULAR STORM THAT WE WOULD HAVE EXPERIENCED FAIRLY REGULARLY IN THE SCHULTZ AREA.

AND WE USE THAT FOR THE MITIGATION IN MOST LOCATIONS SOME WE ENHANCED THE MITIGATION BEYOND THERE.

BUT THE STORM THAT OCCURRED ON THE 17TH WAS A SIGNIFICANT STORM.

AND THAT TWO INCH STORM WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE I THINK IT WAS A 25 TO 50 YEAR INTERVAL MUCH HIGHER PROBABILITY OF OCCURRING.

AND THE 17 STORE WAS A MUCH LOWER AGAIN, A HALF A PERCENT.

AND YOU CAN SEE HOW RAPIDLY THAT LINE TRAJECTORY ON THE TOP CHART THERE, HOW RAPIDLY THE

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RAINFALL OCCURRED.

AND THEN ON THE BOTTOM CHART THAT SHOWS THE ACTUAL FLOODING IN THE WASH WAS EXCEEDED BY FIVE FEET.

AND THIS IS A GAUGE, I BELIEVE, AT VERY NEAR LINDA VISTA.

AND THE MUSEUM FIRE THAT'S ACTUALLY A GAUGE IT WITHIN UP IN THE BURN SCAR AREA.

SO NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS THE OVERALL PRECIPITATION THAT'S BEEN RECEIVED ON THE MUSEUM BURN SCAR OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS.

WELL, THREE YEARS FOR THE MUSEUM BURNED SCAR.

THOSE TALL BLUE LINES REPRESENT THE DARKER BLUE LINES REPRESENT THE BRIGHTER BLUE THERE REPRESENT THE SUMMER 21 RAINFALL AT THE FOUR GAUGES TO ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE CHART THERE, THOSE FOUR GAUGES.

YOU'LL NOTE THAT THE STATION TO THE FARTHEST TO THE LEFT THAT HAS A GREEN LINE THERE.

IT WAS IN PLACE WHEN THE BURN EVENT TOOK PLACE.

THE OTHER THREE GAUGES WERE ADDED BY THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT AFTER THE FIRE OR ACTUALLY VERY WITHIN.

RIGHT AFTER THE FIRE, THAT WERE NOT IN PLACE DURING 2018.

SO THAT GREEN LINE IS 2018.

SO BASICALLY WHAT THIS IS SHOWING US IS THAT AS WE KNOW, DURING 19 AND 20, YOU KNOW, THAT WE DIDN'T SUSTAIN THE RED LINES AND THE NAVY BLUE LINE THERE IS SUMMER 2019 AND SUMMER 20 WHERE WE BASICALLY HAD A NONSOON AND WE DIDN'T RECORD HARDLY ANY RAINFALL IN THOSE GAUGES.

THE GAUGE TO THE FAR RIGHT IS THE STATION AT THE AIRPORT, WHICH IS KIND OF CONSIDERED THE BASE STATION FOR FLAGSTAFF.

AND THAT SHOWS YOU THAT YELLOW LINE SHOWS YOU THE AVERAGE.

SO THE AVERAGE AT THE AIRPORT DURING THE MONSOON SEASON.

AND THIS IS OVERALL VERY LONG PERIOD OF TIME.

STARTED RECORDING IN 1893 IS JUST UNDER EIGHT INCHES.

SO YOU CAN SEE HOW FAR WE'VE EXCEEDED THAT AVERAGE THIS YEAR.

OUR NEXT SLIDE.

IN TERMS OF MUSEUM PRIVATE PROPERTY IMPACTS, THERE HAVE BEEN FORTY SIX PRIVATE PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS CONDUCTED BY BOTH THE CITY AND THE COUNTY, ALTHOUGH THE VAST MAJORITY OF THOSE ARE WITHIN THE CITY.

AND THE TOTAL DAMAGE AMOUNT ESTIMATED TO DATE IS JUST OVER A MILLION DOLLARS.

AND FOR THOSE IMPACTS, AND THAT INCLUDES BOTH IT SAYS INTERIOR.

I THINK THERE MAY BE SOME COST IN THERE FOR EXTERIOR DAMAGE TO THE HOME AS WELL.

BUT NEXT SLIDE.

AND THIS SHOWS THIS IS FROM ALL THE FLOOD EVENTS, BUT THAT AREA THAT SHOWS IN KIND OF LAVENDER PURPLE THERE SHOWS THE ASSESSMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND IN THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA.

NEXT SLIDE.

IN TERMS OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND THIS RELATES, AGAIN, SPECIFICALLY TO WITHIN THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF.

THE PRE AUGUST 17TH STORM DAMAGE WAS IDENTIFIED AT 19.

AND WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT DAMAGE TO ROADS.

THE STORMWATER DRAIN SYSTEM, THOSE TYPES OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND THE CITY HAS IDENTIFIED 19 SITES FOR A TOTAL OF ONE POINT THREE MILLION.

AND THEN WITH THAT AUGUST 17TH STORM, THERE WERE ADDITIONAL 33 SITES DAMAGED FOR AN ADDITIONAL MILLION DOLLARS.

SO YOU CAN SEE OVER TWO POINT THREE MILLION DOLLARS IN STORM DAMAGE TO THE CITY'S PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE JOINT EMERGENCY RESPONSE.

WE HAVE, AS ANDY NOTED, WE HAVE AN INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM, WHICH IS REALLY THE OPERATIONAL ARM FOR THE EMERGENCY, FOR THE DISASTER, AND THEN THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER, WHICH IS LED BY THE COUNTY'S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR, WES

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DISON OVERSEES, KIND OF THE EFFORTS.

AND WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ROLES FOR EACH OF THOSE EFFORTS.

AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE DECLARATION AS WELL.

SO ONTO THE NEXT SLIDE HERE.

AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE WELL AWARE THAT BACK IN 19, WE ESTABLISHED A FLOOD ALERT SYSTEM WORKING WITH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND WORKING WITH OUR CONSULTING TEAM FROM JAY FULLER TO BOTH, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, ADD ADDITIONAL GAUGES WITHIN THE BURN AREA.

AND THEN WE SET UP A SYSTEM AGAIN, THIS HAS BEEN IN PLACE SINCE 19 THAT EACH WEEK A FLOOD DIRECTOR OR MULTIPLE FLOOD DIRECTORS ARE MONITORING AT ANY GIVEN TIME.

THEY'RE MONITORING THE RADAR, WATCHING THE GAUGES.

WE HAVE SEVERAL CAMERAS THAT MONITOR THE ACTUAL FLOODING.

WE'RE IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

AND THEN THEY THEN REQUEST THE EMERGENCY MANAGER TO ISSUE THE ALERTS, THE ALERTS THAT THE PUBLIC RECEIVES AS THOSE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS THEN ARE ISSUED BY THE EMERGENCY MANAGER BASED UPON THE FLOOD DIRECTORS, REALLY DIRECTS THAT BASED UPON WHEN THOSE GAUGES HIT CERTAIN THRESHOLDS.

AND WHEN THEY HIT CERTAIN THRESHOLDS, WE FIRST ALERT MOUNT ELDEN ESTATES AND THEN AT THAT NEXT THRESHOLD WE ALERT THE SUNNYSIDE AREA.

SO IT'S WORKED EXTREMELY WELL.

WE ALSO HAVE FIELD OBSERVERS THROUGHOUT THE AREA THAT ARE REPORTING BACK TO THE FLOOD DIRECTOR.

THERE'S AN OPEN LINE WHERE THEY REPORT IN.

WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS THAT WE'RE BEGINNING TO SEE? WHERE IS IT FLOODING OR WAS IT NOT FLOODING, ET CETERA? NEXT SLIDE.

SO I MENTIONED THE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM, AND AS ANDY NOTED, ANDY AND I ARE SERVING AS THE COINCIDENT COMMANDERS.

IN EFFECT, THAT'S THE BOOTS ON THE GROUND THAT WE, IN EFFECT, ALONG WITH A SET OF TEAM MEMBERS, REALLY DIRECT THE RESPONSE IN TERMS OF GETTING OUT TO CLEAR THE STREETS, MANAGING IMPACTS TO THE MITIGATION, MANAGING IMPACTS TO THE INFRASTRUCTURE.

SO MANAGING ALL OF THOSE ASPECTS OF THE RESPONSE AND THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER AS WES LIKES TO CALL IT, IT'S REALLY THE AMAZON FOR THE IMT.

AS THE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM NEEDS SUPPORT OR NEEDS ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, THEY WILL SECURE THOSE RESOURCES, BE IT THINGS SUCH AS WE NEED MORE SANDBAGS, THEY WILL PLACE AN ORDER FOR THOSE IF WE NEED ADDITIONAL BARRIER, WHATEVER THAT MIGHT INVOLVE.

THEY ORCHESTRATE THE BRINGING IN OF ALL OF THE CONSERVATION CORPS CREWS THAT HAVE COME TO SUPPORT THE RESPONSE EFFORT.

SO IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER ALSO INCLUDES THE CALL CENTER THAT TRACKS THE PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE IMPACTS, THAT CONDUCTS THOSE ASSESSMENTS.

THAT'S BASED ON BOTH FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE.

AND THEN IT INCLUDES THE JOINT INFORMATION CENTER THAT'S RESPONSIBLE AND WORKS VERY CLOSELY, AGAIN, WITH ANDY AND I IN COMMUNICATING WITH THE FLOOD AREAS, AS WELL AS THE MEDIA AND THE BROADER PUBLIC.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, IT'S TRACKING ALL THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE RESPONSE AS WELL.

AND REPORTING THAT BACK TO LEADERSHIP OF BOTH ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS THE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM.

NEXT SLIDE.

AS EVERYONE IS AWARE, AN EMERGENCY WAS DECLARED BY THE CITY AND COUNTY ON JULY 15TH.

AND THEN THE FOLLOWING DAY, THE GOVERNOR DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY.

AND BASICALLY, WHAT HAPPENS BY DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND THEN HAVING THAT THEN SUPPORTED BY THE GOVERNOR IS THAT IT MEANS WE'RE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT.

AND THEY WILL ONCE WE'VE GONE THROUGH THIS SET OF EVENTS THIS SUMMER THROUGH THIS MONSOON SEASON.

ALL OF THOSE EXPENSES AND THE BACKUP INFORMATION WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AT THE STATE, AND THEY WILL GO THROUGH AND DETERMINE WHAT'S ELIGIBLE AND OF WHAT IS ELIGIBLE WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO POTENTIALLY RECEIVE UP TO 75 PERCENT OF THOSE COSTS.

I WANT TO END THE SHARE, THOUGH, WITH YOU, THAT IT TYPICALLY TAKES TWO TO THREE

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YEARS TO GET THAT REIMBURSEMENT.

AND THAT TODAY WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY, NOR DID WE RECEIVE ANY REIMBURSEMENT FOR ALL THE EFFORTS IN THE PRIOR YEARS.

WE ARE WORKING WITH THAT WITH WE'RE HOPING NOW WITH THE LEVEL OF FLOOD EVENTS AND THE RECOGNITION THAT THESE FLOOD EVENTS HAVE BEEN REPETITIVE AND SEVERE, THAT THEY WILL REIMBURSE US FOR THE MITIGATION THAT WAS PLACED IN 2019 AND 20 AND 21 PRIOR TO THE FLOODING.

BUT THAT HAS NOT TAKEN PLACE AS OF NOW.

SO, AGAIN, AS I NOTED EARLIER, UNFORTUNATELY, IT'S UNLIKELY THE THRESHOLDS FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE OR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FUNDS ARE VERY, VERY HIGH.

THERE ARE VERY SIGNIFICANT THRESHOLDS THAT HAVE TO BE MET BEFORE AN AREA WOULD QUALIFY.

AND TYPICALLY IT'S IN AREAS WHERE, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE A TYPE OF DISASTER WHERE EITHER IT JUST IT EXCEEDS ANY MITIGATION THAT'S AVAILABLE OR THERE IS NO MITIGATION AVAILABLE, SUCH AS TORNADOES AND THINGS SUCH AS THAT.

SO ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

NOW I'M GOING TO TURN IT BACK OVER TO ANDY, AND HE'S GOING TO GO INTO OPERATIONAL RESPONSE.

OK, OPERATIONAL RESPONSE.

THIS IS A SHOT FROM THAT COMING IN FROM THE UPPER WATERSHED INTO THE GENERAL MOUNT ELDEN ESTATES AREA.

SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ANDY JUST REAL QUICK.

YES.

SUPERVISOR FOWLER, DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION? I DO.

BEFORE WE GO ON, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION AND ALL THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING.

I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE INDIVIDUAL UNLIKELY I'M JUST WONDERING ABOUT THAT.

INDIVIDUALS WHAT ABOUT LIKE BUSINESSES AND PUBLIC SERVICE BUILDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN DAMAGED? I WANT TO THANK JERONIMO FOR DOING A WALKABOUT OUT THERE WITH ME AND SHOWING ME JUST REALLY WHAT'S BEEN TAKING PLACE.

SO WHAT ABOUT WHAT ABOUT THE PUBLIC SIDE? SOUNDS LIKE THE INDIVIDUALS THEMSELVES, THEY'RE MOST LIKELY THERE'S NOT ANY ASSISTANCE.

WHAT ABOUT THE BUSINESSES AND OTHER PUBLIC IMPACT? THANK YOU.

CERTAINLY SO INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE WOULD RELATE TO BOTH BUSINESSES AND TO INDIVIDUALS.

THERE'S PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, WHICH IS FOR PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS.

SO GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS SPECIFICALLY, IT'S LIKE THE CITY, THE COUNTY, THE DISTRICT, THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT.

AND RIGHT NOW, WE HAVEN'T QUALIFIED FOR THAT LONGER TERM PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FUNDING, BUT WE ARE CERTAINLY PURSUING REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE COSTS FOR THE RESPONSE AND MITIGATION THAT'S BEEN DONE PRIOR AND THEN NOW SINCE THE FLOODING BEGAN.

SO IT WOULD INCLUDE THE BUSINESSES WOULD BE ALONG WITH THE INDIVIDUAL HOMES AS WELL.

THAT KIND OF SERVES AS ONE.

THAT'S IN THAT INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE BUCKET.

AND YOU HAVE TO NEED A VERY, VERY HIGH THRESHOLD TO QUALIFY FOR THAT TYPE OF ASSISTANCE.

IT'S YOU KNOW, YOU WOULD THINK OF MORE KATRINA LEVEL, MAJOR HURRICANES OR MAJOR DISASTERS THAT MUCH MORE SIGNIFICANT.

AND, YOU KNOW, THAN WHAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING IN TERMS OF THOSE IMPACTS.

DOESN'T MEAN OUR IMPACTS AREN'T SIGNIFICANT AND THEY AFFECT PEOPLE.

BUT THAT IS JUST THE WAY THAT FEMA HAS SET THOSE THRESHOLDS.

OK, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

OK, THANK YOU SO FOR OPERATIONAL RESPONSE.

WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE THE JOINT CITY, COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS RESPONSE, WATER SERVICES RESPONSE, ENGINEERING RESPONSE, AND THEN THE JOINT INFORMATION CENTER AND THE CALL CENTER.

THAT CALL CENTER IS ESSENTIALLY THE PLACE THAT ALLOWS US TO COLLECT ALL OF THE CONCERNS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY AND ADDRESS THOSE CONCERNS APPROPRIATELY, COORDINATING OUR VOLUNTEER EFFORTS, OUR ENGINEERING EFFORTS, AND ARIZONA CONSERVATION CORPS.

AND THEN WE'LL TALK ABOUT ALL THE PARTNERS THAT HAVE BEEN INVOLVED.

SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE SHAWN.

SO THE JOINT PUBLIC WORKS RESPONSE, WE KNOW THAT THOSE FLOODWATERS HAVE BEEN LADEN WITH SILT ROCK AND FOREST DEBRIS.

SO WE'RE CREATING QUITE A MESS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

OVER 8000 TONS OF SEDIMENT AND DEBRIS TRANSPORTED TO CINDER LAKES LANDFILL.

JUST AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF DEBRIS.

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CURRENTLY, 700,000 TOTAL SANDBAGS.

AGAIN, THAT'S PROBABLY GETTING UP TO ABOUT 800,000 NOW, 7600 LINEAL FEET OF BARRIER INSTALLED IN THE FLOOD AREA.

ALL ROADS CLEANED SWIFTLY AND MADE PASSABLE.

HAVE TO GIVE STRONG RECOGNITION TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, PARTICULARLY ON THIS LAST TUESDAY'S EVENT.

AND JUST ACTING SO SWIFTLY TO CLOSE THE ROADS AS NECESSARY AND THEN ALLOWING US TO GET INTO THOSE ROADS SO WE COULD OPEN THEM BACK UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WITH THE PUBLIC WORKS EFFORT.

SWEEPING HAS BEEN EXTENSIVE 24 HOURS A DAY FOR THREE WEEKS AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL AS LONG AS NECESSARY.

IT TAKES MULTIPLE SWEEPS THROUGH A STREET TO MANAGE THIS DEBRIS.

IT CREATES DUST INITIALLY AFTER THE FLOWS IT HAS BEEN SLICK IN THE MORNING AND THEN IT GETS DUSTY.

SO WE HAVE A WATER TRUCK AND STREET SWEEPERS PROBABLY ARE SOME OF OUR BIGGEST UTILIZED PIECES OF EQUIPMENT ALONG WITH THAT COMBO BACK TRUCK AND STORM WATER.

AND THEN ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PRIVATE CONTRACTORS HAVE BEEN HEAVILY UTILIZED TO SUPPORT THE EFFORT WITH THE CREWS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, SHAWN.

WATER DISTRIBUTION AND WASTEWATER COLLECTION CREWS ASSISTING IN FLOODING RESPONSE.

SO, AGAIN, ALL HANDS ON DECK.

SO WHILE NOT A SPECIFIC JOB, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WORKING DOUBLE, TRIPLE DUTY.

I ALWAYS SAY THAT WE HAD OUR ACTING SOLID WASTE DIRECTOR LAST WEEK WITH OUR SOLID WASTE DIRECTOR OUT OF TOWN, WAS ALSO SERVING AS OUR LOGISTICS CHIEF.

AND SO THAT'S JUST THE TYPE OF EFFORT THAT WE'RE WORKING THROUGH.

IT'S JUST GOOD PEOPLE WORKING TO DO THE BEST THAT THEY CAN IN THIS SITUATION.

INSPECTING THE SYSTEMS FOR ANY CLEARING NEEDS CLEARING STORMWATER DRAINS AND PIPES OF DEBRIS, KEEPING CULVERTS CLEAR OF DEBRIS.

SO WITH EVERY STORM GETTING THOSE CULVERTS CLEANED OUT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

DURING THAT FIRST WEEK OF FLOWS, THIS WAS HUGELY SIGNIFICANT.

AND THAT WE WOULD HAVE A STORM ONE DAY AND THEN A STORM THE FOLLOWING DAY OR THE DAY AFTER.

AND GETTING THOSE PIPES OPENED JUST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT STORM WATER WOULD FLOW THROUGH THE SYSTEM AS OPPOSED TO CAUSING DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THEN OPENED UP OUTLETS TO SUPPORT WATER FLOWING OUT OF THE CULVERTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AGAIN, WATER SERVICES RESPONSE A GOOD A LOT HAPPENING HERE, BUT COMPLETED FIVE HUNDRED AND THIRTY THREE WORK ORDERS JUST KIND OF MAPPED THE WORK TAKING PLACE.

THE MAP IS OVERWHELMING BECAUSE THE WORK HAS BEEN IMPRESSIVE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ENGINEERING RESPONSE, CONDUCTING SITE ASSESSMENTS SO TEAMS OF ENGINEERS WALKING THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD, ASSISTING PROPERTY OWNERS WITH IDENTIFYING APPROPRIATE MITIGATION STRATEGIES, AGAIN, TO PROTECT PERSONAL PROPERTY, BUT SO AS NOT TO NEGATIVELY IMPACT THEIR DOWNSTREAM NEIGHBORS, EVALUATING THE IMPACTS OF ALL THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE OVERALL MITIGATION MEASURES TO REPAIR AND DETERMINE IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE.

AND THEN THOSE ENGINEERS WORKING WITH OPERATION.

SO IT'S BEEN A FIT THE GLOVE EFFORT, IF YOU WILL, PARTNERED WITH JE FULLER FOR THE ONLINE TOOLS FOR MODELING AND POTENTIAL OUTCOMES OF THE MITIGATION STRATEGIES.

SO REALLY ANALYZING HOW THOSE STRATEGIES WOULD WORK THROUGH THE SYSTEM BEFORE IMPLEMENTATION SO AS NOT TO CAUSE AN INTENDED DAMAGE, IF YOU WILL.

AND THEN CITY AND COUNTY GIS SUPPORTED THE EFFORTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ARROYO SECO EXAMPLE IMPROVED MITIGATION.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, YOU'LL SEE ON THE RIGHT IS A BIT OF A SKETCH AS TO WHAT FOLKS HAD COME OUT WITH.

ON THE LEFT IS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THAT SKETCH.

YOU'LL SEE THOSE CONCRETE BLOCKS TO REINFORCE THAT INLET.

THAT INLET WAS OVERTOPPING WITH EVERY FLOW, AND THE IMPACT WAS THE FLOODING OUT OF THE ARROYO SECO TOWNHOME PROJECT.

THE PROJECT WAS TO HELP KEEP IN THAT CHANNEL AND THEN EVENTUALLY METER INTO THE INLET.

AND THUS FAR, IT'S BEEN HELPFUL TO THE OVERALL EFFORT.

BUT AGAIN, A TEMPORARY MEASURE.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THOSE BLOCKS AND YOU LOOK AT THE EFFORT, THIS WAS DONE WHILE THOUGHT ABOUT DEEPLY TO DETERMINE WHAT WOULD BE BEST IMPLEMENTED SWIFTLY.

AND AT TEMPORARY MITIGATION AND YOU HAVE THESE BLOCKS AND THEN NEEDING TO CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THOSE LONGER TERM MITIGATION STRATEGIES THAT ARE A BIT MORE PERMANENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER, I'LL TURN THIS TO JESSICA AND ALEX.

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GOOD AFTERNOON, JESSICA DRUM, PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR FOR THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF FOR A FEW MORE DAYS, AT LEAST.

AS ANDY AND LUCINDA MENTIONED EARLIER IN OUTLINING THE STRUCTURE OF THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER THAT IT WAS RUN BY COINCIDENT COMMANDERS, THE JOINT INFORMATION CENTER UTILIZED A SIMILAR APPROACH OF BOTH MYSELF AND ALEXANDRA FISCHER, WHO YOU'LL HEAR FROM IN A FEW MOMENTS FROM THE COUNTY MANAGING THE INFORMATION FLOW.

THIS WAS STOOD UP WITHIN THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER AND INCLUDED, LIKE I SAID, STAFFING BOTH ALEX AND I AND THEN OTHER STAFF FROM THE CITY AND COUNTY.

THE CALL CENTER DOESN'T PRODUCE THE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS, BUT THE JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DID.

SORRY, THERE'S AN ERROR ON THIS SLIDE, AND THAT INCLUDES BOTH TO THE MEDIA DURING THE FLOOD EVENTS, AS WELL AS SOCIAL MEDIA AND GENERAL INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC AND A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF COMMUNICATIONS THAT ALEX WILL GO INTO, AS IN HER SLIDES THAT WE PROVIDE TO THE PUBLIC IN THAT MUSEUM FLOOD AREA DURING THE FLOODING EVENTS OR BEFORE AND AFTER AS WELL.

DURING UP TO DATE THE CALL CENTER, WHICH IS PART OF THE JOINT INFORMATION CENTER, RECEIVED SEVEN HUNDRED AND FOUR CALLS TO DATE FROM IMPACTED RESIDENTS, AND THEY USE SALESFORCE TO TRACK THE CALLS AND THE DAMAGE AND BUSINESS NEEDS.

SO IT'S A GREAT SOFTWARE TOOL THAT GREATLY STREAMLINES THE ABILITY OF THE CALL CENTER TO MANAGE THAT CALL VOLUME.

AND WITH THAT, I WILL HAND IT OVER TO ALEX FOR THE NEXT SLIDE.

THANKS, JESSICA, AND GOOD AFTERNOON.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS ALEX FISCHER WITH COCONINO COUNTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

AND WE CAN GO TO THAT NEXT SLIDE.

AND MAYBE YOU ALREADY HAVE I HAVE QUITE A DELAY ON MY END.

SO I HAVE IT PULLED UP OVER HERE.

BUT REALLY FROM A JOINT INFORMATION CENTER, COMMUNICATIONS PERSPECTIVE, COMMUNICATIONS REALLY STARTED BEFORE FLOODING HAPPENED, BEFORE MONSOON SEASON.

AND THAT WAS FLOOD COMMUNICATION, A LETTER THAT WAS SENT IN BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH TO ALL RESIDENTS IN THE POST WILDFIRE FLOOD AREA.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, WHEN THE FLOODING REALLY AND THE RAIN REALLY KICKED UP, WE CREATED NIGHTLY EMAILS TO RESIDENTS AS WELL AS THE MEDIA TO ENSURE THAT IT WAS REACHING EVERYONE, EVEN THOSE WHO AREN'T PERHAPS SIGNED UP FOR OUR EMAIL.

AND OF COURSE, BLASTED THAT INFORMATION OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AS WELL.

AND NOW WE'RE SORT OF IN A ROUTINE CADENCE OF SENDING OUT UPDATES AS IT RELATES TO THE WEATHER AND MITIGATION PROJECTS THAT WE'VE UNDERTAKEN AND WHERE WE STAND.

AND WE PUT THAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, ON OUR WEBSITE TO THE PRESS, REALLY UTILIZING ALL OF THE CHANNELS THAT WE HAVE AT OUR DISPOSAL.

AND WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

AND AGAIN, I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A DELAY, SO I'M GOING TO ASSUME WE'RE THERE.

BUT AGAIN, BEFORE MONSOON SEASON STARTED, WE HELD A SERIES OF MEET IN THE STREET EVENTS.

SO THOSE WERE HELD IN THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND THE AREA WHERE WE AGAIN DROVE HOME THOSE SAME MESSAGES ABOUT MAINTAINING YOUR MITIGATION AND MAINTAINING FLOOD INSURANCE OR GETTING FLOOD INSURANCE.

AND THEN AS THE MONSOON, AS THE EVENTS CONTINUED, WE HELD AN OUTDOOR MEETING IN THE MOUNT ELDEN ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND THAT WAS REALLY MORE SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE EMERGENCY PROJECT AND EMERGENCY MITIGATION PLAN THAT THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT HAD WITH THE NRCS FUNDING THAT CAME THROUGH.

AND THEN AN IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE AS WE'RE GIVING AN UPDATE TO THIS GROUP AND THEN, OF COURSE, TO THE PUBLIC, ANY FUTURE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY.

AND THAT'S JUST BECAUSE OF THE FLOOD RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE AREA AND COVID 19, OF COURSE.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, ALEX AND JESSICA.

AND I JUST WANT TO ADD TOO WITH THE COMMUNICATIONS, WE ALSO PRODUCED A FLOOD GUIDE IN BOTH 2020 AND 2021 THAT WAS MAILED TO ALL RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA.

THAT HAD JUST A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF INFORMATION IN IT.

AND WE'VE CERTAINLY KEPT THE WEBSITE UP TO DATE.

AND WITH THE INFORMATION AND THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE THERE AS WELL.

IF PEOPLE WANT TO GO BACK AND SEE THE EARLIER SLIDES, WE APOLOGIZE WERE NOT SHOWN SO.

AND THEN WE'VE HAD A TREMENDOUS OUTPOURING OF VOLUNTEERS TO DATE THROUGH THIS LAST WEEKEND I HAVE HAD OVER 700 VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEER TO SUPPORT THEIR NEIGHBORS, NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS.

EXCUSE ME, AND THIS HAS ALL BEEN ORCHESTRATED THROUGH UNITED WAY WITH SUPPORT FROM BOTH CITY AND COUNTY TEAMS. WE HAVE TO WORK HAND IN HAND IN THESE EFFORTS.

AND THIS LAST WEEKEND, WE HAD OVER 100 I THINK WE ENDED UP WITH ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE VOLUNTEERS OUT, AND THEY LITERALLY REMOVED FROM SIX PROPERTIES, OVER 200 TONS OF DEBRIS AND SEDIMENT.

AND THAT IS NOT AN EASY TASK.

AND SO AND THEN ALL OF THAT WAS HAULED AWAY.

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AND THEN AND IN MANY OTHER LOCATIONS, THE MITIGATION WAS ALSO SHORED UP AS WELL.

SO A TREMENDOUS EFFORT.

CAN'T THANK THOSE PEOPLE ENOUGH FOR WHAT THEY HAVE COME OUT AND DONE TO SUPPORT THEIR NEIGHBORS.

YOU'LL SEE SOME OTHER INFORMATION HERE.

ANOTHER KEY ASSET FOR US HAS BEEN THE CONSERVATION CORPS, AMERICAN CONSERVATION EXPERIENCE AND ALSO THE ARIZONA CONSERVATION CORPS.

THEY ARE JUST TREMENDOUS ASSETS THAT COME IN AND HELP REBUILD MITIGATION FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED AND, YOU KNOW, PERFORM A LOT OF OTHER TYPES OF WORK CLEANING UP AFTER IN DRAINAGES AND THINGS WHERE YOU CAN'T GET EQUIPMENT IN.

THEY'VE JUST DONE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK AND MADE A LOTS AND LOTS OF SANDBAGS.

AFTER THE JULY 13TH, WITHIN FOUR DAYS, WE WENT THROUGH 75,000 SANDBAGS.

AND THEN AGAIN, SINCE THAT AUGUST 17TH EVENT, WE'VE GONE THROUGH 20,000 SANDBAGS.

WE HAD REBUILT OUR STOCKPILE UP TO 70.

IT'S NOW BACK DOWN TO THE 50,000 RANGE.

AND WE WILL GO INTO THIS WINTER WITH AT LEAST 70 TO 75,000 STOCKPILED.

SO WE'RE READY FOR NEXT YEAR.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND MANY, MANY OTHER PARTNERS.

AND I'M NOT GOING TO READ ALL THE NAMES HERE, BUT JUST KNOW, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT ALL THE ENGINEERING FIRMS, THE LOCAL ENGINEERING FIRMS AND THOSE FROM OUTSIDE OF THE AREA AS WELL, WHO HAVE JUST PUT A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF EFFORT INTO SUPPORTING THE ENGINEERING EFFORTS THAT HAVE BEEN UNDERWAY, CONDUCTING SITE ASSESSMENTS WITH RESIDENTS TO REVIEW THEIR MITIGATION.

JUST TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK.

I REALLY APPLAUD THEM FOR THEIR COMMITMENT, AND THEY'RE VERY BUSY WITH OTHER WORK RIGHT NOW.

SO THEY'RE STANDING DOWN THAT WORK AND COMING TO WORK HERE TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

ALSO WANT TO CALL OUT TIFFANY CONSTRUCTION HAS JUST DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB THROUGHOUT THE FLOOD AREA, SUPPORTING CLEANING UP CHANNELS, INLETS DOING THE NRCS CONSTRUCTION EXIGENCY, FUNDED CONSTRUCTION UP IN MOUNT ELDEN ESTATES, BUT MANY, MANY ENTITIES.

WE'RE GOING TO SCROLL THROUGH A COUPLE MORE SLIDES HERE OF PARTNERS.

NEXT SLIDE.

YOU CAN SEE HERE IS THE CORPS CREWS TEAM RUBICON, A NATIONAL GUARD WAS HERE FOR A FEW WEEKS AFTER THE FIRST SET OF EVENTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND THEN MANY OTHERS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US BY PROVIDING DONATING FOOD AND OTHER THINGS, SO NEXT SLIDE.

THE FINANCIAL IMPACTS, THE FINANCIAL IMPACTS, OF COURSE, WITH ALL THE RESPONSE EFFORTS AND HAVE JUST BEEN SIGNIFICANT.

TO DATE, THE COCONINO COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT HAS INVESTED OVER THREE POINT FOUR MILLION SINCE THAT GOES BACK TO JULY 20TH, 2019.

AND THAT INCLUDES BOTH THE EOC RESPONSE COSTS FOR FLOODING, NOT THE FIRE, BUT FLOODING.

THIS DOESN'T HAVE ANY FIRE RESPONSE COST.

THIS IS JUST FLOOD MITIGATION THAT WAS CONDUCTED IN EXCUSE ME, 19, 20 AND 21 AS WELL AS THE RESPONSE COSTS WE'RE UP TO ABOUT A MILLION DOLLARS NOW IN COUNTY OR FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT RESPONSE COSTS.

AND THEN FOR CITIES, RESPONSE COST DURING THIS MONSOON SEASON, THEY ARE JUST AT ABOUT TWO.

AS YOU CAN SEE, AT ABOUT TWO MILLION DOLLARS AND FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF FIVE POINT TWO MILLION, THAT'S BEEN I'LL SAY INVESTED IN BOTH RESPONSE AND MITIGATION.

SO THAT'S A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT, PARTICULARLY, YOU KNOW, FOR BOTH ENTITIES.

AND YOU LOOK AT THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT AND THAT'S ALREADY EXCEEDED WHAT WE COLLECT.

AND THAT'S ABOUT WHAT WE COLLECT IN TWO YEARS IN TERMS OF SECONDARY TAX.

SO NEXT SLIDE.

NOW WE'RE GOING TO MOVE INTO LONG TERM MITIGATION.

THERE'S BEEN CERTAINLY A LOT OF CONVERSATION.

PEOPLE ARE VERY YOU KNOW, WITH THE GRIEVING COMES THE FRUSTRATION.

WHY CAN'T WE DO MORE? AND WHY ISN'T MORE BEING DONE FOR LONG TERM MITIGATION? AND WE HAVE BEEN IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT LONG TERM MITIGATION, FRANKLY, SINCE 19.

AND I'LL BE HONEST, IT'S A CHALLENGE TO GET THE FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES TO FOCUS

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ON AN ISSUE, A DISASTER BEFORE IT ACTUALLY HAPPENS.

AND WE NOW HAVE CERTAINLY HAVE THOSE AGENCIES ATTENTION.

THE AGENCY'S CURRENT ADMINISTRATION AND AGENCIES HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY RESPONSIVE NOW.

WE'RE GETTING TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF ENGAGEMENT.

AND AS WE'VE SEEN WITH THE NRCS, CAME FORWARD AND FUNDED A VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT IN MOUNT ELDEN ESTATES.

THE EROSION THERE WAS ON A VERY CLEAR PATH TO UNDERMINE FOUNDATION AND DESTROY HOMES, AND WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST, YOU KNOW, A VERY CATASTROPHIC SITUATION.

AND THEY CAME IN AND PROVIDED THE FUNDING.

CHRISTOPHER'S GOING TO GO THROUGH THAT WITH A FEW SLIDES.

IMPORTANTLY, THE END OF THIS NEXT WEEK OR THIS WEEK, WE ARE CONDUCTING WHAT WE'RE TERMING AN ENGINEERING SUMMIT.

WE HAD A SIMILAR TYPE SUMMIT WHERE WE BROUGHT TOGETHER EXPERTS IN THIS ARENA OF POST WILDFIRE FLOODING AFTER THE SCHULTZ FIRST SUMMER OF FLOODING WE BROUGHT TOGETHER A SET OF, WE'RE GOING TO BE BRINGING A SET OF SIMILAR EXPERTS, ENGINEERS, FOREST SERVICE, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE AND OTHERS WHO WILL BE WITH US OVER ABOUT A DAY AND A HALF PERIOD TO REALLY TAKE FORWARD SOME OF THE IDEAS THAT WE'VE HAD RELATED TO LONG TERM MITIGATION AND BEGIN TO IDENTIFY WHAT PROJECTS DO WE WANT TO TAKE INTO A FEASIBILITY LEVEL REVIEW.

AND, YOU KNOW, THE CHALLENGE HERE IS THAT THIS WATERSHED POSES TREMENDOUS CHALLENGES.

UNLIKE THE SCHULTZ WATERSHED SO WE HAD EIGHT.

SO THAT WAS THE CHALLENGE WAS THE MAGNITUDE OF THE WATERSHEDS IN SCHULTZ.

AND THIS SITUATION WE HAVE A VERY CHALLENGING SINGLE WATERSHED.

AND IT'S CHALLENGED BECAUSE THE TOPOGRAPHY DOESN'T LEND ITSELF TECHNICALLY TO THE TYPES OF ON FOREST PROJECTS WE DID OUT IN THE SCHULTZ FLOOD AREA.

AND I WILL TELL YOU, FOLKS, THAT WAS THE GAME CHANGER.

THE ON FOREST MITIGATION THAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO WAS BECAUSE OF THAT TOPOGRAPHY LENT ITSELF.

AND FRANKLY, CHRISTOPHER TRESSLER, OUR DISTRICT ENGINEER, DESIGNED MUCH OF MANY OF THOSE.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST THE LIMITATION OF THE ACTUAL TOPOGRAPHY ITSELF.

THERE ARE THESE BIG WIDE AREAS ABOVE THE NEIGHBORHOODS.

THERE ARE WE CAN SPREAD THE WATER OUT, HAVE IT DROP OUT IT'S SEDIMENT, SLOW DOWN THE WATER.

SO BUT WE'LL BE LOOKING AT ANYWHERE THAT WE THINK WE CAN EMPLOY THAT TYPE OF MEASURE.

WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO DO THAT.

THAT'S GOING TO TAKE COOPERATION AND SUPPORT FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES.

IT'S GOING TO TAKE, YOU KNOW, APPROVAL BY THE FOREST SERVICE, OF COURSE.

THEY'RE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH US RIGHT NOW.

AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO PURSUE THAT.

AND THEN CERTAINLY WITHIN THE CITY WE'RE YOU KNOW, THEY'RE OBVIOUSLY WE'RE GOING TO LOOK VERY CLOSELY AT WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES THERE ARE TO ENHANCE THE MITIGATION EFFORT WITHIN THE CITY AND THE CITY STORMWATER SYSTEM, OBVIOUSLY.

SO BRINGING TOGETHER THESE EXPERTS, THERE WILL BE A REPORT OUT TO BOTH CITY AND DISTRICT LEADERSHIP, AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH, FROM 12 TO 1 O'CLOCK.

AND THAT WILL BE SHOWN ON YOUTUBE.

WE WILL BE GETTING OUT THAT YOUTUBE CHANNEL THROUGH THE MEDIA AND TO THOSE THE RESIDENTS WITHIN THE FLOOD AREA.

AGAIN, IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING SOMETIMES DAILY EMAILS FROM US, YOU AREN'T ON THAT MUSEUM FLOOD EMAIL LIST, CERTAINLY CALL THE CALL CENTER ASK TO BE PUT ON THAT IF YOU'RE WITHIN THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA, STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET ON TO THAT EMAIL LIST.

AND THEN I CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE.

AGAIN, THIS IS AN INITIAL, I WOULD SAY, BRAINSTORMING, TAKING A LOT OF THE IDEAS WE'VE HAD AND GETTING THEM DOWN ON PAPER.

AND THEN WE HAVE TO MOVE THROUGH FEASIBILITY.

IT'S WE'RE INTO A SIGNIFICANT PROCESS TO TAKE ON THE LONG TERM MITIGATION.

IN SCHULTZ, THE FIRST PROJECTS WENT IN.

WE STARTED THAT PROCESS IN 2010.

BY THE TIME WE WERE ABLE TO SECURE ALL THE PERMITS, FUNDING, EASEMENTS,

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EVERYTHING THAT WAS NEEDED, WE BEGAN CONSTRUCTION IN 2013.

SO IT TOOK ABOUT THREE YEARS.

SO WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE HERE.

AND CHRISTOPHER'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE NRCS PROJECT.

THANKS, LUCINDA.

I'M CHRISTOPHER TRESSLER, I SERVE AS THE COUNTY ENGINEER AND ALSO THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT ENGINEER.

AND SO THE COUNTY WAS ABLE TO PROCURE A GRANT TO FUND THE EMERGENCY WATERSHED WORK UNDER THE NRCS.

AND NRCS STANDS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, AND IT'S UNDER THE U.S.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

BUT WE WERE ABLE TO PROCURE A GRANT THE PROJECT IS ABOUT A SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR PROJECT AND IT'S WITH A 25 PERCENT MATCH.

AND SO IT'S FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT THE NRCS WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE THROUGH THE EMERGENCY WATERSHED PROTECTION PROGRAM.

AND IT'S GOING TO PROVIDE US WITH THE ABILITY AND THE WORK HAS ALREADY LARGELY COMPLETE TO STABILIZE CHANNELS, TO DECREASE EROSION, WHICH IS IMPACTING PROPERTIES, ROADS AND THIS EROSION THREATENS TO DESTROY SOME HOMES.

THIS ALSO IS GOING TO HELP US BY STABILIZING THESE CHANNELS.

IT'S GOING TO HELP US DECREASE EROSION THAT ALSO WILL DECREASE THE MOBILIZED SEDIMENT THAT IS TRANSPORTED DOWNSTREAM AND OVERWHELMS DRAINAGE INFRASTRUCTURE DOWN IN THE LOWER REACHES OF THE WATERSHED, LIKE IN THE SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOODS.

WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS WORK, WHICH USES LARGELY ROCK, REALLY LARGE ROCK WITH 38, 36 TO 48 INCH BOULDERS, IS USED TO STABILIZE THE CHANNEL.

AND YOU CAN SEE IN THIS GRAPHIC HERE ON THIS MAP, THESE RED AREAS INDICATE LOCATIONS OF WHERE CHANNEL STABILIZATION AND GRADE STABILIZATION WORK HAS TAKEN PLACE OR IS TAKING PLACE TO TO STABILIZE THESE CHANNELS AND DECREASE EROSION.

NOW, THIS PROJECT LOCATION IS ABOUT A HALF MILE DOWNSTREAM FROM THE BURN SCAR.

AND THIS IS A PORTION OF THE WATERSHED, BUT THERE'S STILL A LARGE, UNMITIGATED PORTION OF THE WATERSHED UPSTREAM OF THE AREA THAT WE'RE DOING WORK.

AND SO WE KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT GOING TO MITIGATE ALL FLOODING IMPACTS, BUT IT IS GOING TO DO SOME GOOD.

THE NEXT SLIDE AND I THINK WE'LL PASS IT TO ED.

THANK YOU, CHRISTOPHER.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME'S ED SCHENK, I'M IN THE STORMWATER SECTION HERE AT THE CITY.

JUST TO GIVE ONE QUICK SLIDE HERE ON EXISTING LONG TERM MITIGATION PLANNING.

BEFORE THIS SET OF STORMS THIS YEAR, STORMWATER SECTION WAS WORKING WITH A FUSD A SCHOOL DISTRICT LAST YEAR WHEN WE SAW THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT IN A REGIONAL DETENTION BASIN WITH THE REDESIGN AND REDEVELOPMENT OF THE KILLIP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SUNNYSIDE.

SO WE DO HAVE THAT DESIGN NOW THAT WAS PROVIDED BY AN OUTSIDE CONTRACTOR.

IT'S BEING VETTED RIGHT NOW BY THE CITY.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS REGIONAL DETENTION BASIN IS TO TAKE SOME OF THE EXCESS FLOWS THAT WE HAVE NOW NEAR ARROYO SECO TAKE IT OFF SITE, PUT IT ON A DETENTION BASIN, KIND OF BANK THAT FLOOD WATER UNTIL THE FLOOD WATERS PASS THROUGH THE FIVE FOOT DIAMETER STORM PIPE THAT GOES THROUGH SUNNYSIDE AND THEN REINTRODUCE THAT WATER BACK INTO THAT FIVE FOOT PIPE AFTER THE STORM HAS PASSED.

SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT THIS DIAGRAM HERE, THE NEW KILLIP SCHOOL, WHICH IS BEING UNDER CONSTRUCTION RIGHT NOW, IS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.

THE DETENTION BASIN IS WHAT YOU SEE ON THE LEFT SIDE.

IF YOU SEE A SOCCER FIELD IN THE TOP LEFT AND THEN ALSO A BASEBALL OR SOFTBALL FIELD IN THE BOTTOM LEFT.

THOSE WILL BE TWO BASINS THAT WILL BE CONSTRUCTED TO HELP SLOW SOME OF THAT WATER AND PUT IT IN ONE LOCATION SO THAT WE CAN METER THAT BACK INTO THE STORMWATER SYSTEM AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS SEEN THE PEAK FLOW.

SO WHEN IT CAN TAKE THAT FLOW.

SO WE'RE STILL IN THE DESIGN WITH THIS.

THIS WILL BE SOMETHING THAT WILL BE TALKED ABOUT IN THIS ENGINEERING SUMMIT LATER THIS WEEK, AND THEN ALSO FULLY DESIGNED OUT CONCURRENTLY WITH OUR ENGINEERS, BOTH AT THE CITY AND ALSO WITH OUR CONSULTANT.

SO OUR HOPE IS TO BE ABLE TO START WORK ON THIS AS SOON AS WE CAN.

RATHER, UNFORTUNATELY, WHERE THAT DETENTION BASIN SITS RIGHT NOW IS WHERE THE EXISTING KILLIP SCHOOL IS, WHICH DID RECEIVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF DAMAGE, ACTUALLY PRETTY SEVERE DAMAGE FROM THAT TUESDAY, AUGUST 17TH EVENT.

AND WITH THAT, I'LL PASS IT BACK TO LUCINDA FOR THE NEXT SLIDE.

THANK YOU, ED, AND I THINK THAT I MEAN, YOU CAN SEE THE KIND OF THE BROAD RANGE OF

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YOU KNOW, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES HERE.

WANT TO JUST TAKE A MINUTE TO TALK ABOUT ANOTHER REALLY KEY ELEMENT OF THIS PROCESS OF DEALING WITH A DISASTER IS LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY.

AND BOTH THE DISTRICT AND THE CITY HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY, VERY CLOSELY WITH OUR CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION, WITH SENATORS KELLY AND SINEMA, AS WELL AS REPRESENTATIVE O'HALLERAN AND THEIR STAFFS, AND TO ALREADY STARTING TO IDENTIFY WHAT ARE OUR POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES AND IDENTIFYING WHAT NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THIS LONG TERM MITIGATION.

THEY'VE PLEDGED VERY STRONG SUPPORT TO THIS AND HAVE BEEN IN PRETTY MUCH CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH US.

AND WE REALLY VALUE AND APPRECIATE THAT.

A KEY CHALLENGE THAT WE'RE FOCUSED ON RIGHT NOW THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY EFFORTS IS THAT THE NRCS' EMERGENCY WATERSHED PROTECTION PROGRAM THE LONG TERM FUNDING PROJECT FUNDING COMPONENT OF THAT PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY FUNDED AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL.

AND SO WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO MAKE SURE THAT FUNDING TO REFUND THAT PROGRAM, TO FILL THAT COFFER, SO TO SPEAK, IS IS DONE THROUGH THIS LEGISLATIVE EFFORT.

YOU KNOW, WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS IS WHAT WE'RE HOPEFUL FOR.

AND IN ADDITION TO THAT SENSE, SCHULTZ, THERE WAS LEGISLATION THAT RESTRICTED THE USE OF THOSE FUNDS AND DOES NOT NOW ALLOW THOSE FUNDS TO BE USED ON NATIONAL FOREST LANDS, WHICH IN OUR CASE, AND MANY CASES ACROSS THE WEST IS WHERE SOME MITIGATION NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE.

AND WE'RE ADVOCATING FOR THAT TO BE REVERSED.

AND SO THAT, AGAIN, WE CAN ACCESS THOSE FUNDS AND EMPLOY WHERE WE CAN, AGAIN, LIMITED IN THIS WATERSHED, BUT EMPLOY WHERE WE CAN THOSE TYPES OF MEASURES THAT HAVE BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL OUT IN SCHULTZ.

AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL THAT'S CURRENTLY IN CONGRESS RIGHT NOW DOES LOOK LIKE IT COULD HAVE SOME POTENTIAL SOURCES OF FUNDING AS WELL.

ALTHOUGH LIKELY THAT WILL BE A VERY COMPETITIVE PROCESS.

AND WE'LL BE COMPETING WITH IMPACTS, TOO, SUCH AS WE'RE SEEING RIGHT NOW FROM ANDRE ON THE EAST COAST, THE HURRICANE THAT'S HITTING THE TROPICAL STORM THAT'S HITTING THERE RIGHT NOW.

BUT I'M REALLY CONFIDENT THAT OUR TEAM CAN PUT TOGETHER VERY COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS.

BUT IT IS A VERY, VERY DIFFICULT COMPETITIVE PROCESS.

BEFORE SCHULTZ WE WERE NEVER COMPETITIVE IN THOSE BROADER NATIONAL COMPETITIVE PROCESSES.

HOPEFULLY THROUGH THIS BILL, THERE WILL BE SOME MONEYS THAT CAN BE TARGETED TO THIS TYPE OF DISASTER.

NEXT SLIDE.

SUPPORT SERVICES.

SO IN TERMS OF THE IMPACTS, AS I MENTIONED IN THE OPENING COMMENTS, YOU KNOW, THIS AFFECTS PEOPLE IN MANY, MANY WAYS BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF A DISASTER AND WE WANT TO KIND OF WALK THROUGH A FEW OF THOSE.

SO SERVICES THAT WE'RE MAKING AVAILABLE AND A SERVICE THAT WE ARE INTRODUCING AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

FIRST, AS WE'VE STOOD UP, A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT CENTER, AND THERE ARE ON THE MUSEUM FLOOD WEBPAGE.

THERE IS A WEB PAGE THERE THAT IN A WEB SITE THAT CAN DIRECT CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SERVICES THAT ARE AVAILABLE.

AND THEN CERTAINLY IF ANY OF THESE SERVICES, YOU KNOW, THE CURRENT SERVICES THAT CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE CALL CENTER.

CALL THE CALL CENTER.

IF, AGAIN, YOU NEED A DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, IF YOU'RE IN NEED OF FOOD OR RENTAL ASSISTANCE OR SHELTERING NEEDS, CALL THE CALL CENTER.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT.

WE ARE WORKING WITH THE AGENCIES THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE THESE TYPES OF SUPPORT.

THE COUNTY PROVIDES A RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

WE CAN CERTAINLY ANOTHER SERVICE THAT WE'RE COORDINATING THROUGH LOCAL AGENCY D&A LEGAL SERVICES, THAT IF PEOPLE ARE EVICTED FROM THEIR RENTALS OR NEED ASSISTANCE, IF THEY NEED LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN THAT TYPE OF SITUATION, THEN THEY SHOULD REACH OUT TO THE CALL CENTER AND WE WILL LINK THEM UP WITH THOSE SERVICES.

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SO NEXT SLIDE.

WHERE WE'RE WORKING WITH UNITED WAY OF NORTHERN ARIZONA AND THE COMMUNITY ARIZONA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, TO NOT ONLY COLLECT DONATIONS AND SUPPORT PEOPLE CONTRIBUTING, BUT THEN COLLECTING THOSE DONATIONS AND THEN DEVELOPING A PROGRAM FOR LOW INCOME RESIDENTS THAT HAVE HAD INTERIOR FLOODING DAMAGE TO THEIR LIVING SPACES.

AND WE'RE PUTTING THIS PROGRAM TOGETHER.

WE REALLY WANT TO STRONGLY ENCOURAGE THOSE THAT CAN TO DONATE TO UNITED WAY OR TO THE ARIZONA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, AS I THINK PEOPLE ARE AWARE.

WE DID SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR IN SCHULTZ WORKING WITH UNITED WAY.

THEY WERE A TREMENDOUS SUPPORT.

WE HAD ABOUT 45 HOMES IN THAT AREA WHERE PEOPLE MET AT INCOME THRESHOLD AND WERE SUPPORTED WITH MAKING AND IT WAS TREMENDOUSLY HELPFUL, OF COURSE, FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAD EXPERIENCED THAT.

THE CITY AND COUNTY ARE NOT LEGALLY ALLOWED TO PROVIDE RESOURCES TO INDIVIDUALS FOR THESE TYPES OF REPAIRS AND SO FORTH.

BUT WE'RE WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS TO BE ABLE TO DO SO.

AND THE CITY'S GOING TO COORDINATE THAT PROGRAM THROUGH THEIR CITY HOUSING PROGRAM.

SO WE APPRECIATE THAT.

AND AGAIN, AS WE ROLL THIS OUT, THERE WILL BE MORE COMMUNICATION REGARDING THIS AND AN APPLICATION THAT WILL NEED TO BE FILLED OUT AND SO FORTH SO BUT MORE INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW ON THIS.

BUT AGAIN, REALLY STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO DONATE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ALL RIGHT, NOW I'M GOING TO TURN IT BACK OVER TO ANDY AND ED TO TALK ABOUT THE GREATER FLAGSTAFF AREA FLOOD EVENTS THAT WE'VE EXPERIENCED THIS SUMMER.

NO SHORTAGE OF BIG, FLOOD EVENTS OUTSIDE OF THE MUSEUM BURN SCAR AND THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA.

SO TURN IT OVER TO ANDY AND ED.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, LUCINDA.

I'LL TAKE THIS FOR ANDY.

SO WE'RE GOING TO TALK TODAY ABOUT OR RIGHT NOW, I SHOULD SAY, SOME OF THE FLOODS THAT OCCURRED THIS SUMMER IN AREAS OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA.

WHEN YOU SEE THIS SLIDE HERE JUST FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO AREN'T FAMILIAR WITH FLOOD RECURRENCE INTERVALS, WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IS A 100 YEAR EVENT IN EAST FLAGSTAFF, A 50 YEAR EVENT IN UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS AND A REALLY LARGE 300 PLUS YEAR EVENT IN THE UPPER RIO AREA IN THE FOREST HILLS.

SO WHEN WE SAY THAT, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THAT HAPPENS ONCE EVERY 100 YEARS OR 50 OR 300 YEARS, IT'S A PROBABILITY.

SO THAT FIRST ONE THAT WE'VE SEEN UP THERE, THAT'S A ONE PERCENT PROBABILITY STORM IN A YEAR.

THE 50 YEAR ONE WOULD BE AT TWO PERCENT AND THE 300 YEAR BE LESS THAN A POINT TWO SO VERY SMALL.

AND ONE THING WE WANT TO OR I WANT TO AT LEAST BRING HOME HERE.

IF YOU READ ANY OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTS THAT ARE PUT OUT IPCC, FOR EXAMPLE.

ONE THING THAT THEY REALLY NOTE FOR THE SOUTHWEST AREA FOR PREDICTING CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON FLOODING AND ON THE CLIMATE IS THAT WE SHOULD SEE MORE SEVERE DROUGHTS AND THAT WE'LL ALSO SEE MORE SEVERE RAIN AND SNOW EVENTS.

SO WE'RE SEEING BOTH SIDES OF THE SPECTRUM.

AND I THINK THE LAST THREE YEARS HAS BEEN SORT OF A SNAPSHOT OF THAT, NOT SAYING THAT IT'S CAUSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE.

BUT IT HAS THAT THAT LOOK THAT FEEL.

THE LAST TWO YEARS WERE RECORD LOW RAIN EVENTS FOR MONSOON SEASON.

SO RECORD DRY.

AND THEN THIS YEAR IS NOT A RECORD, BUT IT'S DEFINITELY A VERY WET YEAR.

AND SO WHEN PEOPLE ASK US, HOW CAN YOU HAVE A 100 YEAR EVENT AND 50 AND 300 ALL IN THE SAME YEAR, IT JUST GOES TO SHOW SOME OF THE VARIABILITY THAT WE HAVE IN THIS AREA.

AND JUST THE COMPLEXITY WE HAVE AND HOW HARD IT IS TO MANAGE, YOU KNOW, OUR INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THESE REALLY EXTREME EVENTS, BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY MIGHT COME.

RIGHT NOW, I THINK WE'RE DEALING WITH SOME UNPRECEDENTED VARIABILITY IN TERMS OF OUR MODELING AND OUR ABILITY TO MANAGE RISK.

AND WITH THAT, WE'LL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO HERE WE CAN SEE A MAP OF SOME OF THE AREAS THAT WERE IMPACTED OUTSIDE OF THE

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MUSEUM FLOOD AREA, SO STARTING AT THE NORTH SIDE OF TOWN, YOU'LL SEE IN THAT RED SECTION THAT WAS ACTUALLY PART OF THE AUGUST 17TH EVENT, A VERY SEVERE AMOUNT OF RAIN AND ONE TRIBUTARY OF THE RIO DE FLAG.

SO ACTUALLY, UPSTREAM OF THIS FOREST HILLS AREA, THE RIO DE FLAG DID NOT FLOW.

BUT THIS ONE AREA KIND OF NEAR THE MODO TRAIL, IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH THAT, OR THE RAIN.

WE DON'T KNOW THE TIME INTERVAL FOR IT.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE GAUGE THAT WAS UP THERE DID NOT RESPOND CORRECTLY, BUT QUITE A BIT OF WATER GREATER 300 YEAR EVENT BASED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR DID CAUSE SOME RATHER CATASTROPHIC FLOODING IN THE FOREST HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE COUNTY, AND THEN ALSO SOME FLOODING ON THE RIO DE FLAG ITSELF IN CHESHIRE AND ALSO DOWN IN THE DOWNTOWN AND SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOODS.

WE ALSO HAD FLOODING IN JULY 14TH COMING OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF MOUNT ELDEN, AND THAT INFLUENCED THE EASTERN PART OF SPRUCE WATERSHED.

MOSTLY THE SHADOW MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD, AND THEN ALSO IMPACTED THE FANNING WASH WATERSHED SLIGHTLY TO THE EAST THERE.

WE ALSO HAD ANOTHER EVENT IN JULY, THE 50 YEAR EVENT, IN UNIVERSITY HILLS, WHICH IMPACTED THE SINCLAIR WASH WATERSHED DOWN THERE IN THE LOWER LEFT.

AND WITH THAT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO JUST THROWING SOME NUMBERS OUT THERE.

SO FOR THAT EAST SIDE FLOOD EVENT IS A VERY STRONG EVENT.

TWO POINT FIVE, SIX INCHES IN ONE HOUR, WHICH IS ROUGHLY A ONE PERCENT PROBABILITY.

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, WE HAD ABOUT ONE POINT SEVEN INCHES IN 15 MINUTES, WHICH IS EXTREMELY INTENSE RAINFALL, WHICH PUTS IT CLOSER TO A 300 YEAR EVENT.

SO A VERY RARE EVENT.

AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE HAVE THAT MUCH WATER IN SUCH A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME IS THAT THE WATERSHED REALLY CANNOT RESPOND TO IT OR IT CAN RESPOND IT'S RESPONSE IS JUST TO RUNOFF.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE SEE THIS RATHER EXTREME FLOODING THAT WE SAW ON THE EAST SIDE OF FLAGSTAFF.

I'M SURE MOST OF YOU HAVE SEEN THE VIDEOS OF THE PRIUS THAT FLOWED DOWN STEVE'S WASH OR ANOTHER CAR THAT WAS ACTUALLY IN FANNING WASH SOME RATHER EXTREME BEHAVIOR DUE TO THE RAINFALL EVENT ITSELF.

ACTUALLY SAYS HERE, 200 YEARS STORM EVENT.

SO VERY RARE EVENT.

THIS AREA WAS IDENTIFIED IN A PREVIOUS STORMWATER MASTER DRAINAGE STUDY BACK IN 2007.

AND DUE TO THAT, THERE HAS BEEN SOME WORK IN THE WATERSHED, BUT THERE'S STILL QUITE A BIT MORE THAT WE NEED TO DO.

IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS OF FINDING THE MONEY AND THE TIME TO DO IT IS ALWAYS A STRUGGLE.

AND NOW TO ADD TO THAT, TO KIND OF ADD TO THE STORY, THE HEADWATERS OF THE WATERSHED ARE NOW SEVERELY IN SIZE DUE TO THIS RATHER EXTREME RAIN EVENT.

IN FACT, YOU CAN KIND OF SEE SOME OF THOSE SCARS IN DRIVING UP FOURTH STREET AND SEE A NEW SCAR HALFWAY UP MOUNT ELDEN THAT WAS CAUSED DURING THAT JULY 14TH EVENT.

GO TO NEXT SLIDE.

SO SHORTLY AFTER THAT EVENT, THE CITY AND THE COUNTY WORKED WITH JE FULLER TO DO A NEW HYDROLOGIC MODEL FOR THE AREA TO DETERMINE WHAT HAPPENED IN TERMS OF THAT ONE EVENT, AND THEN ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT MORE OF A TYPICAL DESIGN STORM.

SO A STORM THAT WE AT THE STORM WATER SECTION AND HERE AT THE CITY WOULD DESIGN FOR WHEN WE'RE DOING NEW STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND HERE YOU CAN SEE THE SHADOW MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE UPPER PART, YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE FLOW THAT WE WOULD SEE DURING AN EVENT.

THIS IS A COMPUTER MODEL THAT SHOWS THE PREDICTED FLOW FROM IT.

SO USING THAT MODEL, WE CAN ACTUALLY START WORKING TOWARDS NEW SOLUTIONS TO PREVENT FLOODING IN THE FUTURE THROUGH THESE NEIGHBORHOODS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HERE'S ANOTHER EXAMPLE OR AN EXAMPLE, I SHOULD SAY, OF SOME OF THE DAMAGE, AS WE MENTIONED FANNING WASH, ALSO FLOWED FAIRLY STRONGLY.

IT WAS OUT OF BANKS IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS DUE TO THAT SEVERE EVENT.

HERE WE SEE SOME OF THE DAMAGE DOWN NEAR SILER HOMES AND THOMAS.

SO THIS IS KIND OF BEHIND THAT STRIP MALL ALONG 66.

THIS IS STILL DAMAGE THAT WE'LL NEED TO FIX IN THE FUTURE WITHIN THE WASH.

AS PART OF A LARGER PLAN FOR IMPROVING FANNING WASH.

NEXT SLIDE.

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I MENTIONED SOME OF THIS ALREADY, BUT SO OUR ENGINEERING RESPONSE TO EAST FLAGSTAFF, WE'VE HAD SEVERAL SITE VISITS TO AFFECTED PROPERTIES, INCLUDING MEETINGS WITH KINDER MORGAN, WHO RUN THE NATURAL GAS PIPELINE THAT GOES THROUGH FLAGSTAFF.

THEY'RE ALSO ONE OF THE PROPERTY OWNERS BETWEEN THE FOREST SERVICE AND THE CITY WE DO HAVE THAT NEW FLO-2D MODEL, WHICH IS THE HYDROLOGIC MODEL, THAT WAS THAT SNAPSHOT, BOTH THE EVENT AND ALSO TYPICAL, NOT TYPICAL, BUT A DESIGN ONE PERCENT PROBABILITY STORM.

WE'VE HAD BOTH CITY ENGINEERS AS WELL AS CONSULTANTS DO GROUND TRUTHING OF THE MODEL TO INCLUDING STORM DAMAGE AND HIGH WATER MARKS TO DETERMINE IF THE MODEL IS CORRECT.

AND WE FIND THAT THE MODEL ACTUALLY RUNS PRETTY CLOSE TO WHAT WE SAW.

THIS IS A VERY COMPLEX SITUATION, JUST LIKE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA, BECAUSE WE HAVE A PRE -DEVELOPED NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO WE ALREADY HAVE STREETS IN PLACE YOU ALREADY HAVE HOUSES IN PLACE YARDS, LANDSCAPING.

SO WHENEVER WE COME IN WITH SOLUTIONS TO AN AREA THAT'S ALREADY DEVELOPED, IT'S MUCH HARDER THAN COMING INTO AN AREA THAT'S A CLEAN SLATE.

SO THIS IS GOING TO BE VERY COMPLEX IN TERMS OF PROPERTY RIGHTS, OWNERSHIP, EASEMENTS, ET CETERA, FOR GETTING IN AND ACTUALLY PROVIDING SOLUTIONS.

AND AS I WAS JUST MENTIONING IN THE LAST BULLET POINT, EXTREMELY COSTLY.

WHATEVER SOLUTIONS WE COME UP WITH WILL NOT, UNFORTUNATELY, BE EASY OR CHEAP.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE DID TAKE THAT MODEL FLO-2D MODEL AND USING OUR GIS SYSTEMS HERE, AT WATER SERVICES.

WE DID MAP OUT THE AREAS THAT ARE POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGE.

THIS IS USING THE ONE PERCENT STORM SO OUR DESIGN STORM, AND THIS WILL HELP US ENGINEER SOLUTIONS AS WELL.

WE DID IDENTIFY 524 PROPERTIES THAT WOULD BE AT RISK.

THE REASON I BRING THAT UP IS IT HELPS US WHEN WE GET TO THE COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS.

SO WHEN WE START COMING UP WITH SOLUTIONS AND WE START SEEING THE PRICE TAGS AND WHAT THE SOLUTIONS ARE, IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S THE BENEFIT.

AND IN THIS CASE, IF WE WORKED THROUGH HERE, THERE'S QUITE A BIT OF BENEFIT BECAUSE IT'S QUITE A BIT OF PROPERTY THAT IS AT RISK.

SO SOMETHING THAT WE'LL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT AND WORK AT BOTH IN THIS ENGINEERING FLOOD SUMMIT, BUT THEN ALSO IN THE FUTURE WITHIN STORMWATER ENGINEERING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

I DID MENTION THAT THOSE HEADWATER DRAINAGES WERE CHANGED DURING THAT LARGE EVENT ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF ELDEN.

SO THE PICTURE YOU SEE HERE IS AN INCISION THROUGH SOME OF THOSE DRAINAGE.

IT DOES NOT HAVE A PERSON FOR SCALE, BUT TO GIVE YOU SOME SENSE THAT IT IS ROUGHLY EIGHT FEET DEEP.

AND MOST OF THAT IS NEW.

WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT? WELL, WHEN WE HAVE THESE INCISION POINTS AND WE HAVE CHANNELS THAT ARE IN SIZED, THEY END UP BEING A MUCH MORE EFFICIENT FOR FLOW THAN PREVIOUSLY.

SO INSTEAD OF FLOW SPREADING OUT THROUGH THE FORESTS AND INFILTRATING INTO THE GROUND OR BEING TRAPPED BY ORGANIC LAYER OR PLANTS.

NOW WE HAVE A VERY EFFICIENT CHANNEL THAT WILL MOVE WATER, ROCK DEBRIS INTO A CITY MUCH EASIER AND MUCH FASTER.

SO WE ARE WORKING WITH ARIZONA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, AZGS AND OTHERS TO IDENTIFY WHAT THE NEW FLOOD RISK WILL BE BASED ON THIS CHANGED CONDITION FOR THE EAST FLAGSTAFF AREA.

WITH THAT NEXT SLIDE.

SO WE ALSO, ON JULY 24TH, JUST TO GIVE YOU SOME MORE GREAT NEWS, HAD A SMALLER EVENT.

THIS IS ROUGHLY A TWO PERCENT PROBABILITY EVENT IN THE UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS AREA.

WE DID HAVE SOME LOCALIZED FLOODING, MOSTLY IN MINOR DRAINAGE DITCHES AND SOME MINIMAL DAMAGE TO PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE.

WE HAVE HAD SOME CREWS OUT THERE, BOTH WITHIN THE CITY AND THEN ALSO SOME CONTRACT CREWS LIKE THIS ANCESTRAL LAND CONSERVATION CREW TO DO SOME CLEAN UP IN UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THEN WE HAVE THAT RATHER LARGE EVENT.

I'LL TURN THIS OVER TO CHRISTOPHER, SORRY, DON'T WANT TO STEAL YOUR THUNDER, TURN THIS BACK OVER TO THE THANK YOU.

ED, THANKS.

SO WE HAD OUT IN FOREST HILLS, FOREST HILLS IS DOWN 180, AND WE EXPERIENCED AN EXTRAORDINARY RAINFALL EVENT OUT THERE.

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AND IT'S GOT TO BE SOMETHING MORE THAN THE 300 YEAR RAINFALL EVENT.

WHAT THAT MEANS REALLY IS JUST THAT THERE WAS LESS THAN A PERCENT OF A CHANCE POINT THREE, THREE PERCENT CHANCE THAT A RAINFALL EVENT LIKE THIS, WOULD EVER HAPPEN.

WE DIDN'T ACTUALLY CAPTURE THE RAIN IN ANY GAUGES.

WE DON'T HAVE A GAUGE NETWORK OUT THERE TO DO THAT.

BUT BASED ON THE RADAR, WE'RE THINKING THAT IT WAS GREATER THAN THREE INCHES, MAYBE MORE THAN FOUR INCHES OF RAIN.

TWO HOMES WERE SEVERELY IMPACTED.

ONE OF THEM IS PROBABLY A TOTAL LOSS.

THIS RAINFALL EVENT COMBINED WITH OTHER LOCALIZED RAINFALL IN THE CITY HAS PRODUCED SOME WATER IN RIO DE FLAG THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN IN A LONG TIME.

AND IT CREATED DEBRIS JAMS AND IT CLOSED THE ROAD FOR A WHILE AS WELL.

AND, YOU KNOW, THE WATERSHED WAS SEVERELY SATURATED.

AND EVEN THOUGH OUR DRAINAGE IS ARE EPHEMERAL DRAINAGE AS WE EXPERIENCE SOME RUNOFF, THAT LASTED QUITE A WHILE AFTERWARDS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE RIO DE FLAG AND ED ARE WE GOING TO TAKE THIS BACK TO YOU? IF YOU JUST WANT TO FINISH IT OFF, I THINK YOU'VE ALREADY KIND OF STARTED IT.

ALL RIGHT.

YEAH.

SO IN THE RIO DE FLAG GAUGE IT SHOWED TWO TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN IN ONE HOUR.

AND WHEN WE TALKED BEFORE ABOUT THE RAINFALL, THE TWO INCH THE TWO INCH STORM, WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS TWO INCHES OF RAIN THAT FALLS ON THE WATERSHED IN AN HOUR.

AND SOME OF THE OTHER THRESHOLDS THAT WE HAVE ARE 15 MINUTE THRESHOLDS OR 30 MINUTE THRESHOLDS, BUT TWO TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN IN AN HOUR.

WE KNOW THERE'S ABOUT A ONE PERCENT CHANCE IN ANY GIVEN YEAR THAT SOMETHING LIKE THAT COULD HAPPEN.

SO THIS HAS BEEN NOT JUST A WET A MONSOON TIME, BUT AN EXTRAORDINARY ONE WHERE WE'VE SEEN THESE 100 YEAR RAINFALL EVENTS.

AND ONE HOME WAS DAMAGED IN CHESHIRE AND WE'VE SEEN IMPACTS FURTHER DOWNSTREAM WITHIN FLAGSTAFF.

CAN YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE SHOW.

SO I THINK ARE WE GOING TO TURN THIS OVER TO AMY PALMER NOW? YES, I THINK THIS IS AMY.

OK.

GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY.

SO THIS IS THE PRIVATE PROPERTY IMPACTS OUTSIDE OF THE MUSEUM FLOODING AREA.

SO WHAT WE HAVE IS ONE HUNDRED AND SIX PRIVATE PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS THAT HAVE PERFORMED WITH THE TOTAL DAMAGE ESTIMATE UP TO THE DATE OF AUGUST 17TH AT ONE POINT, TWO MILLION AND EIGHT INTERIOR PRIVATE PROPERTY, RESIDENTIAL DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS WITH A TOTAL ESTIMATE OF JUST OVER ONE POINT SIX MILLION.

AND THEN MOVING FORWARD, OR AS OF AUGUST 17TH, EIGHT, EXTERIOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS WITH THE TOTAL DAMAGE ESTIMATE OF TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND.

SO THE TOTAL DAMAGE IS JUST OVER 2.8 MILLION.

AND I THINK THIS NEXT SLIDE IS GOING TO BE STACY.

HELLO AND WELCOME.

AMY AND I ARE PARTNERS IN THIS, WE BOTH DO OUR ASSESSMENT RECOVERY.

I'M A DISASTER RECOVERY MANAGER WITH THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF FOR THE PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND AMY DOES OUR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE, OUR PRIVATE PROPERTY.

AND SO WE'RE PRETTY ACTIVE DURING THE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM IN THE RESPONSE PHASE.

AND THEN THE RECOVERY.

IN REGARDS TO THE PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE IMPACTS OUTSIDE OF THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA.

WE HAD ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN SITES, FOUR POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

AND THAT TYPE OF DAMAGE, PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE IMPACTS, IS ROADS, DRAINAGE CHANNELS, PARKS.

AND THAT'S ALL IN THAT EAST FLAG AREA THE U HEIGHTS FOREST HILLS OR THE RIO.

IS THIS FOUR POINT FIVE MILLION.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND THIS IS REALLY AN AMAZING SLIDE THAT WAS PUT TOGETHER DURING THE RESPONSE PHASE RIGHT WHEN THE FIRST EVENT HAPPENED IN JULY 13TH.

OUR GIS MANAGER DIRECTOR CREATED THIS MAP AND HE CREATED IT BASED OFF SOME OF

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THE OPERATION DIVISIONS.

BUT WE CREATED IT FOR OUR DAMAGE ASSESSMENT MAP A, WHICH IS ALPHA UP ABOVE HERE IS IN THE COUNTY.

AND THEN B YOU CAN'T SEE IT BEHIND THESE DAMAGED SITES, BUT B IS THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA.

AND YOU COULD SEE THE MUSEUM SCAR THROUGH HERE, D, E AND C IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF ROUTE 66.

AND THEN THAT EVENT IN UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS IS F DIVISION F.

AND WE WERE ABLE TO USE THIS MAP TO SEND OUT DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAMS, WHICH WERE OUR CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION TEAM.

WE HAD SOME STORMWATER STAFF, PARK STAFF AND A PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER THAT WOULD GO OUT AND THEY WOULD ACTUALLY PIN AND DO A SURVEY ONE, TWO, THREE AND PIN THE SITE.

AND WHAT THESE STARS ARE, THESE GREEN STARS, IS ALL THAT PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE.

IT MAY BE DEBRIS REMOVAL SITES, CHANNELS, ROAD DAMAGE PARKS.

AND EACH OF THESE SITES HAS A INSPECTOR ASSIGNED TO IT.

IT HAS A DATE AND TIME, A DAMAGE CATEGORY SUCH AS DEBRIS REMOVAL, EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE MEASURES, A DAMAGED ROAD.

AND IT GIVES THE DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT OF THE DAMAGE AND THEN A COST ESTIMATE.

AND THEN EACH OF THOSE SITES HAS A PHOTO PINNED TO IT.

SO WHEN WE MEET WITH DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO START PREPARING WORKSHEETS AND COST ESTIMATES, WE CAN PULL UP THIS GIS MAP.

WE CAN OPEN UP THAT PIN SITE FOR THAT DAMAGE LOCATION AND SEE EVERYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

AND THEN WHAT WE'RE DOING IS WE'RE TAKING THAT INFORMATION INTO A MASTER TRACKING SPREADSHEET THAT WE CAN BREAK IT DOWN AND START LOOKING AT IT BY DIVISIONS AND BY DATES OF EVENTS.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW.

WE ARE STARTING THE RECOVERY EFFORTS.

WE HAVE FINISHED MOST OF THE ASSESSMENTS OTHER THAN THE RECENT STORM LAST WEEK.

AND WORKING WITH DEMA ON THE RECOVERY EFFORTS.

AND SO WITH THAT, I'LL TURN IT BACK TO OUR LUCINDA.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, STACY.

NEXT SLIDE THERE, SHAWN.

AND THEN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

BUT I JUST WANT A FEW CLOSING COMMENTS.

ONE, I WITH THE GREATER FLAGSTAFF FLOOD EVENTS.

I JUST WANT TO ADD A FEW COMMENTS FOR CLARITY.

BECAUSE IT'S A LOT OF INFORMATION.

AND FIRST, TO UNDERSTAND THAT THOSE FLOOD EVENTS, THESE FLAGSTAFF UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, THE FLOODING THAT IT WAS EXPERIENCED OUT IN FOREST HILLS AND THEN DOWN THROUGH THE CITY, THAT FLOODING IS NOT RELATED TO THE MUSEUM FIRE BURN SCAR.

SO I JUST YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF CONFUSION OUT THERE ABOUT WHAT CONTRIBUTED TO WHAT.

SO I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT, AGAIN, THAT IS THE CASE.

AND SO WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND HAVE ANDY'S GOING TO MAKE A FEW CLOSING COMMENTS AND I'LL COME BACK AND MAKE A FEW OTHER CLOSING COMMENTS.

AND THEN WE'LL TURN IT BACK OVER TO THE MAYOR AND CHAIR.

SO GO AHEAD, ANDY, AND THEN I'LL COME BACK ON JUST TO MAKE A FEW CLOSING COMMENTS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU LUCINDA.

AND THANK YOU FOR THE CLARIFYING COMMENT.

YES OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVE THE MUSEUM FIRE FLOOD AREA.

WE ALSO HAVE THE ENTIRETY OF THE FLAGSTAFF AREA THAT WE WATCH, MONITOR AND RESPOND AS NECESSARY.

AND LUCINDA, COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN ACTUALLY HAS A QUESTION ABOUT THE HOME THAT WAS A TOTAL LOSS RECOMMENDATION.

I BELIEVE THAT HOME THAT HE'S REFERRING TO WAS IN THE COUNTY, SO I'LL LET YOU ANSWER THAT ONE.

BUT WHICH IS WHY THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN AND THE INCIDENT GROUP FORMED THE CONTINGENCY GROUP TO ALLOW US TO NOT ONLY RESPOND IN MUSEUM, BUT ALSO REACH THOSE OTHER AREAS OF THE COMMUNITY AS NECESSARY THAT ALLOW US TO RESPOND APPROPRIATELY.

LAST TUESDAY, WE HAD THE THREE INCHES OF RAIN ON THE BURN SCAR.

AND IN AN HOUR, WE ALSO HAD PER THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MODELING THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO HELP US OUT WITH WHILE WE DON'T HAVE GAUGES ABOVE THE RIO DE FLAG WATERSHED.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT THAT WAS A VERY SIGNIFICANT EVENT.

AND THE RIO EXPERIENCED FLOWS LIKE MANY FOLKS HAVE NOT SEEN HERE HISTORICALLY.

AND SO IT'S JUST US FORMING AN INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM AND BEING ABLE TO RESPOND APPROPRIATELY, HAND-IN-HAND EFFORT.

WE APPRECIATE THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT FROM A PUBLIC WORKS AND FROM A STORMWATER PERSPECTIVE AND ALL THE PARTNER AGENCIES, THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, JUST ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE SYSTEM.

OBVIOUSLY, WE'VE LAID OUT A LOT OF WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE, BUT WE'VE ALSO LAID OUT WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

ON THE POLICY LEVEL, ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL, FROM A LARGER PLANNING EFFORT.

AND SO WE'RE NOT GIVING UP ON THAT EFFORT.

JUST BECAUSE IT'S NOT RAINING RIGHT NOW DOESN'T MEAN THAT A LOT OF WORK WAS NOT HAPPENING TODAY.

A LOT OF WORK IS HAPPENING AND WE CONTINUE TO PUSH FORWARD.

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SO THANK YOU ALL.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, ANDY, AND I JUST WANT TO ADD A COUPLE OF REALLY IMPORTANT POINTS.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, WE CARE AND WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE, THAT THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT EXPERIENCE.

AND WE ARE YOUR TEAM AND WE ARE ON THE TEAM WITH YOU.

AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO PURSUE, YOU KNOW, EVERY OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAVE.

WHEN WE LOOK AT LONG TERM MITIGATION, THERE'S REALLY FOUR CRITERIA WE CONSIDER TECHNICAL, FINANCIAL, LEGAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL.

I'LL SAY SLASH CULTURAL.

AND THAT SERVED US WELL IN SCHULTZ, IT'S GOING TO SERVE US WELL HERE, BUT IT DOES MEAN THAT THERE ARE LIMITATIONS TO WHAT CAN BE DONE.

AND FORTUNATELY, IN THIS WATERSHED IN PARTICULAR, THERE IS NO SILVER BULLET.

AND IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE A SET OF VARIOUS SET OF PROJECTS THAT WILL AFFECT SOME LEVEL OF FLOOD MITIGATION.

AND WE WON'T BE ABLE TO MITIGATE TO EVERY FLOOD EVENT.

THE FLOOD EVENTS WE SAW AROUND FLAGSTAFF THIS YEAR WERE REALLY SIGNIFICANT FLOOD EVENTS.

IN SCHULTZ THE MITIGATION THAT WAS INSTALLED WAS A FIVE YEAR POST WILDFIRE STANDARD.

SO THAT GIVES YOU A SENSE ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH, KNOWING THAT THE SPRUCE AVENUE STORMWATER SYSTEM THAT THE CITY HAS WAS DEVELOPED TO A HUNDRED YEAR PRE FIRE.

AND YOU CAN SEE WHAT IMPACT IT'S SUSTAINING RIGHT NOW POST WILDFIRE.

SO THESE ARE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS, BUT WE'RE GOING TO KEEP PRESSING AWAY.

BUT IT'S IMPORTANT THAT, YOU KNOW, WE ALSO BE TRANSPARENT AND HONEST ABOUT WHAT ARE THESE REALITIES.

I ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT WE CAN'T LOSE SIGHT OF FOREST RESTORATION.

WE MUST CONTINUE AS A COMMUNITY AND AS A COUNTY TO PURSUE FOREST RESTORATION, OR WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE, I'LL SAY, VICTIMIZED BY THESE TYPES OF POST WILDFIRE, FLOODING DISASTERS AND NOT JUST THE FIRES, BUT BUT ALSO BY THE FLOODING, WHICH FRANKLY HAS BEEN FAR MORE EXTREME IN TERMS OF IMPACTING PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTY THAN IT HAS BEEN THAN THE POST WILDFIRE FLOODING.

AND I DON'T DIMINISH THE FACT THAT THOSE FROM TINDER FIRE LOST HOMES.

THAT WAS TREMENDOUS.

BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TOTAL COST AND LOSS AND EVERYTHING, IT'S REALLY A TREMENDOUS IMPACT.

AND WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO KEEP INVESTING AND LOOKING AT WHERE WE NEED TO BE FOCUSING OUR RESOURCES.

AND FRANKLY, ONE AREA WE HAVE TO START LOOKING AT HAVING TO FOCUS RESOURCES IS THE OFF OF RIO DE FLAG THE WEST SIDE OF THE PEAKS.

AND BECAUSE IF WE GET THIS TYPE OF FIRE THERE OR A LARGER FIRE, WE ARE GOING TO EXPERIENCE FLOODING THROUGH FLAGSTAFF WAY BEYOND WHAT WE'RE SEEING RIGHT NOW.

UNFORTUNATELY, IT'S MUCH, MUCH GRAVER.

AND SO I THINK, YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT IT.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGHT BOTH FIGHTS HERE.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP THE FLOOD FIGHT GOING IN MUSEUM.

AND WE'VE GOT TO CONTINUE THE FIGHT TO GET MORE RESOURCES FOR FOREST RESTORATION AND PARTICULARLY ON THE PEAKS.

SO THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY.

I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT HERE THE SLIDE THAT'S UP.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO KEEP THIS SLIDE UP, AT LEAST TRY TO MINIMIZE IT IN SOME WAY.

BUT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO EMAIL THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.

IT'S MUSEUMFLOODINFO@COCONINO.AZ.

GOV.

ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT COME IN, WE WILL PREPARE ANSWERS FOR AND THEN WE WILL ADD THOSE TO OUR CURRENT MUSEUM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, DOCUMENT THAT WE HAVE, AND THEN WE WILL GET IT OUT TO EVERYONE IN THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA SO THAT YOU ALL HAVE ANSWERS TO ALL THE QUESTIONS.

NOW, IF IT'S A PERSONAL SITUATION WITH YOUR PROPERTY, WE WILL CALL YOU AND WE'LL SET UP A TIME TO COME MEET IF IT'S SOMETHING SPECIFIC TO THE MITIGATION ON YOUR PROPERTY.

BUT IF YOU HAVE GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT MITIGATION, THE MODELING, ANYTHING, PLEASE, PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAIL AND WE WILL RESPOND.

AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO RESPOND TODAY TO QUESTIONS, BUT WE'LL BE RESPONDING THROUGH THIS EMAIL SYSTEM SO THAT EVERYONE GETS THE SAME INFORMATION.

THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.

AND OBVIOUSLY, THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE ON RIGHT NOW THAT WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT THEY GET THE ANSWERS AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND CHAIR.

I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER TO YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU TO THE WHOLE TEAM FOR SUCH AN INFORMATIVE PRESENTATION.

WE DO HAVE ONE COMMENT, I BELIEVE, A COMMENTATOR WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A CALL IN

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HERE, AND THEN WE CAN GET TO THE QUESTIONS FROM THE REST OF THE COUNCIL OR COMMENTS FROM THE COUNCIL AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

NOTE, THOUGH, THAT ANY YOU KNOW, BIG QUESTION WE WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE BE PLACED IN THE FAQ FOR EVERYONE TO ALSO BE ABLE TO SEE.

SO, MS. SALTZBURG, DO YOU HAVE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE WILLING OR WANTING TO COMMENT AT THIS TIME ONLINE.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

WE ARE GETTING READY FOR OUR FIRST PUBLIC COMMENTER JUST ONE MOMENT.

THANK YOU.

HELLO, GEORGE, IF YOU CAN HEAR US, PLEASE GO AHEAD AND UNMUTE AND TURN YOUR CAMERA ON.

HELLO, GEORGE, THIS IS STACY.

IF YOU COULD, PLEASE UNMUTE AND TURN YOUR CAMERA ON, YOU ARE READY TO GO AHEAD.

MAYOR, IT APPEARS THAT OUR PUBLIC COMMENTER IS NOT AVAILABLE.

SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON.

IF YOU GET A RESPONSE HERE IN A MINUTE, LET US KNOW.

OTHERWISE, WE'LL DEFER TO COUNCIL MEMBER ASLAN'S QUESTION, WHICH IS THE HOME THAT WAS A TOTAL LOSS WAS IT BUILT IN A DEFINED FLOODPLAIN AGAINST RECOMMENDATIONS.

I'LL ANSWER THAT.

YOU KNOW, I CAN CERTAINLY GET WITH YOU, COUNCILOR AFTERWARD.

BUT I WOULD NEED TO RESEARCH THAT.

BUT THAT IS NOT A FEMA FLOODPLAIN.

I CAN DEFINITELY CERTAINLY TELL YOU THAT IT IS NOT IN A FORMAL FEMA FLOODPLAIN.

LUCINDA.

KNOW, SO, YOU KNOW, SO PEOPLE AREN'T REQUIRED TO HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE.

BUT THAT'S WHY THE FIRST MESSAGE TODAY WAS GET FLOOD INSURANCE, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER OR NOT YOU'RE IN FEMA FLOODPLAIN.

SO PART OF THIS QUESTION JUST OPENS UP A LITTLE BIT OF A CAN OF WORMS, I GUESS.

YOU KNOW, I'VE JUST BEEN HEARING CHATTER THAT I DON'T WANT TO SPECIFICALLY PICK ON ANYBODY IN PARTICULAR, BUT AND I THINK THIS MIGHT BE AN ISSUE MORE IN THE COUNTY THAN IN THE CITY.

BUT IF WE'RE NEEDING TO REDEFINE WHERE FLOODING IS HAPPENING AND WHAT A FLOODPLAIN IS.

HOW RECENTLY ARE SOME OF THESE HOMES BEING BUILT? AND SHOULD THEY HAVE HAD A BETTER SENSE OF WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS APPROPRIATE TO BUILD IN PARTICULAR PLACES.

AND IN PLACES LIKE FOREST HILLS AND CHESHIRE AND OFF 180, WHERE THIS COULD BECOME A BIG PROBLEM? HOW ARE WE WORKING IN THE FUTURE TO MAKE SURE THAT HOMES ARE ONLY BUILT IN APPROPRIATE AREAS MOVING FORWARD? SO LET ME START FIRST AND THEN CHRISTOPHER MAY WANT TO ADD SOME QUESTIONS.

BUT FIRST, THAT THE HOME WAS NOT BUILT RECENTLY, THE HOME THAT WAS DESTROYED.

IN FACT, I SPOKE WITH A WOMAN THIS WEEKEND THAT LIVED THERE AS A TEENAGER BACK IN THE 70S.

AND I KNOW WE'RE AWARE FROM BOTH THAT AND THE NEIGHBORS THAT HER EXPERIENCE AND THE NEIGHBORS EXPERIENCE THAT FOAM HAD FLOODED ON THE INTERIOR PRIOR.

BUT SUFFICE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE FEMA FLOODPLAIN MAPS AND FLOOD DELINEATIONS, YOU KNOW, ACROSS THE COUNTY IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS, AS DOES THE CITY.

AND WE CERTAINLY REVIEW THOSE BUT WHEN YOU GET THESE EXTREME EVENTS.

THESE ARE EXTREME FLOOD EVENTS.

EXTREME RAIN EVENTS REALLY IS WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

YOU GET EXTREME RAIN EVENTS.

RIGHT.

AND NOR CAN YOU NECESSARILY, YOU KNOW, DEFINE THEM AS A FEMA FLOODPLAIN AND THEN FORCE PEOPLE TO HAVE TO HAVE INSURANCE, WHICH IS WHAT HAPPENS IF IT GETS DEFINED AS SUCH.

SO AND CERTAINLY FAR GREATER AT A COST THAN PEOPLE WHO ARE OUTSIDE A FEMA DESIGNATED FLOODPLAIN IN TERMS OF THE COST OF THAT INSURANCE.

SO.

SO THERE ARE VERY SIGNIFICANT CONSEQUENCES TO THAT PROCESS AS WELL.

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SO WE TEND TO BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL.

THE COUNTY DID PROACTIVELY REEVALUATE ALL OF THE FLOODPLAINS HAS NOW REEVALUATED ALL OF THE FEMA FLOODPLAINS WITHIN THE COUNTY.

AND WE'RE WORKING WITH FEMA TO REDEFINE THOSE FLOODPLAINS AND WORKING THROUGH A PROCESS.

IN FACT, WE'RE VERY CLOSE TO CULMINATING ONE FOR THE COCONINO VILLAGE AREA.

WE'VE BEEN IN ONE AND AND SO, YOU KNOW, THOSE ARE IMPORTANT PROCESSES TO GO THROUGH.

BUT IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO LOOK AT WHAT IS THE TYPE OF EVENT THAT'S OCCURRED AND THEN WHAT ARE THE RESULTS.

AND CERTAINLY IT WAS SIGNIFICANT, BUT THAT WAS A VERY, VERY, VERY LOW PROBABILITY STORM.

SO YOU HAVE TO KEEP THE REALITY OF WHAT, YOU KNOW, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF FLOODING OF THAT NATURE IN ANY GIVEN AREA.

SO, MAYOR, IF I MAY.

YES, OF COURSE.

THANK YOU.

SO TO FURTHER ANSWER THE COUNCIL MEMBERS QUESTION ABOUT HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN, IF THE HOMES ARE NOT BUILT IN A FLOODPLAIN, WHICH IS NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE IN THE HOUSE THAT WAS LOST.

BUT WE WORK WITH FEMA, THE COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT, AND THEN ALSO THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF MANAGES THEIR OWN FLOODPLAIN AS WELL.

AND SO THE STORM WATER DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, THEY WORK WITH FEMA AND EVALUATE IMPACTS, FLOOD IMPACTS.

AND FEMA HAS STANDARDS.

AND THOSE STANDARDS GET RAISED.

AND WE DO MORE MAPPING AND WE UPDATE STUDIES.

LUCINDA INDICATED THAT WE'VE DONE SEVERAL STUDIES WITHIN THE COUNTY.

I KNOW THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF HAS DONE STUDIES AS WELL.

I THINK LUCINDA WAS MEANING TO SAY THAT WITHIN THE COUNTY JURISDICTION, THE FLOODPLAINS THAT WE MANAGE, THAT WE'VE STUDIED, ALTHOUGH PAGE FREEDONIA, THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, MANAGE THEIR OWN FLOODPLAINS.

BUT WE WORK WITH FEMA AND WE WORK TO HAVE THE BEST SCIENCE AVAILABLE.

AND AND TO A CERTAIN DEGREE, IT'S WHEN DEVELOPERS COME IN AND THEY WANT TO DO DEVELOPMENTS IN FLOODPLAINS OR THEY WANT TO ALTER FLOODPLAINS.

THAT'S TYPICALLY A TIME WHEN THE THE MAPPING IS REDONE TO KIND OF, IN A WAY, SHARPEN THE PENCIL TO SEE HOW MUCH REAL ESTATE CAN REALLY BE USED AND TO DEVELOP FLOOD MITIGATION STRATEGIES.

AND SO IT'S AN EVOLVING PROCESS.

SOME AREAS HAVE BEEN REMAPPED MORE RECENTLY AND SOME ARE QUITE OLD.

SO, YEAH, AND I WILL ADD THAT IN THE COUNTY, PROBABLY CERTAINLY THE CASE WITHIN THE CITY AS WELL, THAT MANY THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR DEVELOPMENTS WERE DEVELOPED BEFORE EVEN DRAINAGE PLANS WERE REQUIRED.

YOU LOOK AT COCONINO MOUNTAIN AIR, DONEY PARK, A GOOD CHUNK OF TIMBERLINE.

YOU KNOW, MOST OF THOSE AREAS WERE DEVELOPED BEFORE THERE WAS EVEN THE STATE AUTHORITY GRANTED TO THE DISTRICT OR THE COUNTY TO EVEN REQUEST A DRAINAGE PLAN.

SO WE'VE COME A LONG WAY IN THAT BOTH THE CITY AND COUNTY NOW HAVE VERY SIGNIFICANT REQUIREMENTS FOR A NEW DEVELOPMENT TO MANAGE DRAINAGE.

SO WHICH IS A GOOD THING.

AND THEN I'LL ALSO SAY THAT.

AND SO IT'S A SMALL CASE THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE CASES THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FOR FLOODING.

AND SOME PEOPLE MIGHT BE ASKING, HOW ARE WE IN THIS SITUATION WHERE 400 HOMES IN THE MUSEUM FIRE BURN SCAR CAN BE AT FLOOD RISK? AND HOW IS THE INFRASTRUCTURE NOT ABLE TO HANDLE THIS? AND, YOU KNOW, THERE'S THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF AND THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT THIS IS A NATURAL DISASTER.

AND WE'VE SEEN AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF RAIN AND THE WATERSHED IS COMPROMISED.

AND WE CAN'T MITIGATE TO ALL LEVELS OF ALL DISASTERS.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, THE WATERSHED IS GOING TO HAVE A NEW NORMAL AND WE'LL CITY OF FLAGSTAFF ENGINEERS.

AND, YOU KNOW, WITH PROBABLY SUPPORT FROM THE COUNTY AND DEFINITELY THE LOCAL ENGINEERING COMMUNITY ARE GOING TO LOOK AT WHAT CAN BE DONE AND WHAT'S APPROPRIATE TO DO WHAT'S RESPONSIBLE AND TRY TO BRING FORWARD A FLOOD MITIGATION STRATEGY.

BUT IT YOU KNOW, OUR INFRASTRUCTURE IS BEING OVERWHELMED BY WATER THAT'S 10 TIMES GREATER THAN WHAT IT WAS DESIGNED FOR AND WHAT WE WOULD REASONABLY EXPECT ON A PRE-FIRE CONDITION.

THANK YOU FOR THE CONVERSATION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

VICE MAYOR HAS A QUESTION HERE AS WELL.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I DO I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

THE FIRST TWO ARE FOR ANDY.

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IF YOU COULD GO BACK ONE OF THE FIRST SLIDES THAT YOU SHOWED US.

IT INDICATED THAT THERE WERE THREE AREAS THAT NEEDED IMMEDIATE ACTION.

AND IF WHAT BY ACTION, WHAT EXACTLY DOES THAT MEAN AND THEN WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED? YEAH, THANK YOU VICE MAYOR DAGGETT.

JUST TRYING TO RECALL WHAT THOSE IMMEDIATE ACTIONS WERE, I THINK WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE SPRUCE AVENUE CHANNEL IMPROVEMENT AND SPECIFICALLY FROM THE CEDAR TO DORTHA.

AND SO GOING INTO THE EVENT, WE MADE SOME IMPROVEMENTS IN THAT CHANNEL BY TAKING OUT VEGETATION, ETC.

THERE IS A UTILITY IN THAT CHANNEL UNISOURCE.

AND SO UTILITIES ALWAYS HAVE AN IMPACT IN THOSE CHANNELS AND MAKING THOSE IMPROVEMENTS, WE CAN'T DIG A CHANNEL DEEPER IF THERE ARE UTILITIES THAT AREN'T BURIED TO THE LEVEL THEY NEED TO BE BURIED.

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT ADDING CONCRETE TO THAT CHANNEL.

FROM A NATURAL CHANNEL PERSPECTIVE, CONCRETE ISN'T ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT WE LOOK AT KINDLY, BUT AT TIMES CONCRETE IS NECESSARY, AND IN THIS CASE, PROBABLY SO, PARTICULARLY FROM A MAINTENANCE STANDPOINT.

SO THAT SILT SEDIMENT, EVERYTHING THAT'S COMING DOWN THAT HILL FROM THE BURN SCAR COLLECTS IN THAT CHANNEL.

WE'RE IN A POSITION WHERE WE'RE DREDGING IT OUT WITH EVERY STORM EVENT.

AND SO IMPROVING THAT CHANNEL FROM CEDAR TO DORTHA AND IMPROVING THE INLET AS WELL.

NOW, ONE THING ABOUT IMPROVING THAT INLET, WE HAD A VERY ROBUST CONVERSATION AT THE ENGINEERING MEETING LAST WEEK.

AND AS A NON ENGINEER, IT'S EASY FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME TO SAY, LET'S JUST MAKE THAT IMPROVEMENT.

MAKES PERFECT SENSE.

WELL, WHEN YOU START LOOKING AT DOWNSTREAM ADVERSE IMPACT, WE NEED TO BE REALLY CLEAR AND REALLY SURE THAT WE'RE NOT CAUSING NEGATIVE DOWNSTREAM IMPACT WITH THOSE PROJECTS, WITH THOSE PINCH POINTS UPSTREAM.

SO ED SCHENK DID A REALLY GOOD JOB OF TALKING ABOUT A POTENTIAL DETENTION BASIN AT THE SCHOOL LOCATION.

AND SO IF WE'RE GOING TO INCREASE CAPACITY UPSTREAM, WE NEED A PLACE TO PUT IT DOWNSTREAM.

OTHERWISE, THOSE PINCH POINTS, THOSE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PINCH POINT WERE NEGATIVELY IMPACTING OUR DOWNSTREAM FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.

THAT'S NOT THE POSITION THAT WE WANT TO BE IN.

AND SO WE NEED TO BE AND THAT'S BEEN ONE HESITATION WITH THE ENGINEERING GROUP AND MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE MAKING ALL THE RIGHT DECISIONS SO AS NOT CREATING A PROBLEM DOWNSTREAM BY FIXING ONE UPSTREAM.

SO THAT DORTHA AVENUE, THE CHANNEL ITSELF, THAT IMPROVEMENT WE CAN LEGITIMIZE FROM THE ENGINEERING PERSPECTIVE, THAT INLET IS GOING TO TAKE A BIT MORE DISCUSSION.

AND FRANKLY, THAT'S WHY WE'RE HAVING THE GET TOGETHER LATER THIS WEEK.

HOPEFULLY SOME OF THE BEST ENGINEERING FOLKS THAT WE HAVE LOCALLY AND OTHERWISE TO TALK ABOUT THAT SYSTEM IN ITS ENTIRETY, AS LUCINDA WILL CONTINUE TO TELL US THERE IS NO SILVER BULLET.

BUT IF WE CAN WORK ON THAT SYSTEM THROUGHOUT, THERE MIGHT NOT BE ONE SOLUTION, BUT A SERIES OF SEVERAL MIGHT BE THE TAKE AWAY AND JUST HIGHLIGHTED TO YOU EARLIER IN THE PRESENTATION WHAT A FEW OF THOSE IMPROVEMENTS COULD LOOK LIKE.

SO THE SLIDE THAT SHOWED THE THREE IN RED THOSE PROJECTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

I'M LOOKING FOR THAT, THE THREE IN RED.

THAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT, I WAS DISCUSSING THE SPRUCE AVENUE CHANNEL IMPROVEMENTS.

I'M LOOKING FOR THAT SLISE.

MAYBE I DON'T KNOW WHETHER SHANNON CAN PULL IT UP, AND I HAVE A COUPLE OF OTHER QUESTIONS THAT I COULD ASK WHILE THAT'S HAPPENING.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

I'LL LOOK FOR IT A BIT.

SHAWN, CAN YOU PULL UP THAT SLIDE? I AM LOOKING FOR IT RIGHT NOW.

SO IN THE MEANTIME, AND YOU TOUCHED ON THIS A LITTLE BIT, ANDY, SO REPLACING A GRASS LINED CHANNEL WITH CONCRETE.

I THINK TO MANY OF US, IT SEEMS LIKE, OH, THE WATER WOULD JUST MOVE EVEN FASTER.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE SEEING FLOWS AS STRONG AS WE'VE BEEN SEEING, I'M GUESSING THAT YOU DO THAT TO STABILIZE THE CHANNEL BECAUSE IT'S GETTING ERODED WITH EACH EVENT.

IS THAT CORRECT? GO AHEAD, CHRISTOPHER.

YOU WANT ME TO HELP YOU, ANDY, BECAUSE WE'RE.

ABSOLUTELY.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MORE OF THE TECHNICAL NATURE.

YEAH.

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AND SO ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE WOULD CONCRETE LINE A CHANNEL IS THAT IT CAN INCREASE THE SMOOTHNESS OF THE CHANNEL SO WE CAN PASS MORE WATER AT A LOWER ELEVATION.

AND BUT YOU BRING UP A REALLY GOOD POINT THAT WE DON'T WANT TO INCREASE VELOCITY AND CAUSE DOWNSTREAM IMPACTS.

AND SO PART OF WHAT WE WOULD DO AS PART OF THE ANALYSIS IS TO ENSURE THAT WE RESTORE THE WATER TO A VELOCITY AND A WIDTH, A CERTAIN CONDITION THAT WOULD SEEM BEFORE THE PROJECT.

WE DO WHAT'S CALLED AN ADVERSE IMPACT ANALYSIS.

AND WE LOOK AT HOW THE SYSTEM IS CURRENTLY FUNCTIONING.

AND THEN AND WE MODEL THAT.

AND THEN WE PUT INTO THE MODEL THE IMPROVEMENT THAT WE WANT TO DO IN THIS CASE THAT MIGHT BE A CONCRETE LINED CHANNEL.

AND THEN WE RUN THE MODEL AGAIN AND WE LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE OF THE TWO.

AND IF DOWNSTREAM OR UPSTREAM, WE'RE CREATING AN ADVERSE IMPACT, THAT IT MAKES THAT PROJECT NOT FEASIBLE.

SO THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT RECENTLY DID A SIMILAR PROJECT IN MOUNTAIN DALE, WHERE WE TOOK A NATURAL CHANNEL AND CONSTRUCTED A CONCRETE LINE CHANNEL TO BE ABLE TO PASS THE FLOOD FLOWS THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AT A MORE DESIRED MANNER.

AND THAT THE HOMES OF EXPERIENCING LESS FLOOD RISK AS A RESULT.

AND THEN VICE MAYOR DAGGETT, THANK YOU.

THE PROJECTS THAT YOU HAD NOTED ARE PROJECTS THAT WE HAD ALREADY DONE.

AND SO THAT'S THE CROSS-VEIN WEIRS, AS NOTED ON SLIDE 13, AND THAT WAS TO DO A COUPLE OF THINGS, HELP THE PIPELINE AND THOSE UTILITIES IN THE AREA, AS WELL AS THE CITY WATER MAINS, AND THEN ALSO WORKING TO ATTEMPT TO REDUCE EROSION.

THE NEXT ONE, THE CHANNEL DREDGING, THAT'S A CONTINUAL EFFORT.

SO WE DID ALL OF THAT WORK LEADING INTO FLOOD SEASON.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, WITH EVERY FLOW OF THAT, SEDIMENTATION LOADS UP THOSE CHANNELS AGAIN, SO TO SPEAK.

AND SO WE END UP DREDGING THEM OUT AGAIN.

SO THE PROJECT THAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT ON DORTHA FOR EXAMPLE, IS HOW CAN WE BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE THAT ALSO HELPS WITH MAINTENANCE AS WELL.

SO WE'RE NOT CONTINUALLY DREDGING OUT.

A LOT OF THAT AS LUCINDA WOULD NOTE TO YOU AND CHRISTOPHER IS THAT WORK UPSTREAM WITH THE SEDIMENTATION TO TRY AND REDUCE THAT SEDIMENT LOAD THAT'S COMING INTO THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT OF THE CITY INFRASTRUCTURE.

THE NEXT SLIDE IS THE CULVERT UPSIZING AT LINDA VISTA, AND THAT ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE IN THE SUMMER OF 2020, DOUBLING THE SIZE OF THAT CULVERT.

AND THAT CHANNELIZE SYSTEM IS ABLE TO HANDLE THAT DOUBLE SIZED CULVERT.

BUT AS WE ALL KNOW, THAT OVERTOPS QUITE FREQUENTLY IN A MAJOR FLOOD EVENT.

SO HOPEFULLY THAT ANSWERS THE QUESTION VICE MAYOR.

HEY DID YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE CHANNEL AT THE TOP OF PARADISE THAT WE'RE WE JUST GOT FOREST SERVICE APPROVAL, BUT WERE ARM WRESTLING, RIGHT? YEAH.

SO AT THE RISK OF GETTING TOO OVERLY EXCITED, BECAUSE I HAVE A TENDENCY TO DO THAT AND THEN WE ALL DO, BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE PROGRESS.

AND SO CHRISTOPHER AND OTHERS HAVE WORKED HARD TO TRY AND GET PERMISSION TO DO SOMETHING ABOVE PARADISE, TO LAY OUT THAT CHANNEL A BIT, SO TO SPEAK, AND STABILIZE IT, BECAUSE AS THOSE CHANNELS CONTINUE TO INCISE, PRODUCES MORE SEDIMENT INTO THE SYSTEM, BUILDS VELOCITY, WHICH IS WHY WE'RE SEEING THOSE BARRIERS GET KNOCKED DOWN AND MOVED.

SO IF WE CAN LAY THOSE CHANNELS OUT, CREATE MORE OF ALLUVIAL TYPE SITUATION, THAT WILL HELP WITH VELOCITY, WITH SEDIMENTATION.

AND SO WE'RE MAKING PROGRESS DAILY ON THAT.

AND WHEN I HAD SAID, THERE'S A LOT GOING ON, EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT RAINING.

THIS IS THE KIND OF WORK THAT'S GOING ON AT THE STAFF LEVEL TO GIVE US THE MOTIVATION TO TRY AND SOLVE SOME OF THESE ISSUES AT THAT BROADER LEVEL.

AND SO THANK YOU, CHRISTOPHER, FOR THAT.

AND MAYOR, I SEE THAT THE PUBLIC COMMENTER IS BACK.

I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION, SHOULD I ASK IT NOW OR AFTER PUBLIC COMMENT? GO AHEAD.

RIGHT NOW.

AND THEN WE'LL GO TO THE PUBLIC COMMENTER AND A SUPERVISOR HORSTMAN, I DO SEE YOUR HAND UP, SO THEN WE'LL GO TO YOU AS WELL.

OKAY.

SO MY THIRD QUESTION IS, CAN YOU HELP US ALL, AND BY YOU, I'M NOT SURE WHO I'M TALKING TO.

HELP US UNDERSTAND WHAT IMMEDIATE HOUSING ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE TO HOMEOWNERS WHO AREN'T ABLE TO LIVE IN THEIR HOUSES BECAUSE OF THE DAMAGE?

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SO WE HAVE BEEN ASKING PEOPLE TO CALL THE CALL CENTER AND THEN REFERRING THEM OVER TO RED CROSS, RED CROSS IS THE PROVIDER OF HOUSING SUPPORT DURING DISASTERS, AND WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, RELATIONSHIP THROUGH THE EOC WITH THEM.

TYPICALLY, THEY FOLLOW THEIR NATIONAL POLICY, WHICH IS THAT, YOU KNOW, IN A DISASTER SITUATION, THEY ESTABLISH WHAT THEY CALL CONGREGATE HOUSING IN OUR LOCATION.

THAT'S TYPICALLY DONE AT SINAGUA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.

AND BUT CURRENTLY, THEY'VE BEEN WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS TO TRY TO IDENTIFY, YOU KNOW, IF THERE ARE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO THEM.

I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK ON THEIR BEHALF.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE IMPACTED WORK ONE ON ONE WITH RED CROSS.

AND THEN ALSO, YOU KNOW, AS WE NOTED EARLIER TOO THAT THE COUNTY DOES HAVE A RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, ITS INCOME BASED.

BUT IF THERE WAS AN INDIVIDUAL, YOU KNOW, THEY MAY QUALIFY FOR SOME ASSISTANCE WITH A RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

AND AGAIN, THEY SHOULD CALL IN AND WE CAN REFER THEM OVER TO COMMUNITY SERVICES AT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AT THE COUNTY TO SEE IF THEY QUALIFY FOR THAT TYPE OF SUPPORT.

AGAIN, THIS IS WHY FLOOD INSURANCE IS SO IMPORTANT, BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CAN BE PROVIDED THROUGH FLOOD INSURANCE, FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, AGAIN, THAT'S A FEMA PROGRAM IS NOT A COUNTY PROGRAM, IS THAT, YOU KNOW, ALTERNATIVE HOUSING CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR SOME PERIOD OF TIME WHILE YOUR HOME IS BEING REPAIRED OR REBUILT.

SO SO ALL CALLS SHOULD GO THROUGH THE CALL CENTER TO BE TRIAGED AND THEN PUSHED BACK TO WHATEVER AGENCY THAT CAN HELP? CORRECT.

CORRECT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR ASKING THAT QUESTION.

THANK YOU.

MS. SALTZBURG IF YOU'D LIKE TO GET THE COMMENTER ON THE LINE NOW, THAT WOULD BE GREAT AND THEN WE'LL GO TO SUPERVISOR HORSMAN.

GEORGE, COULD YOU GO AHEAD AND START YOUR COMMENT? HELLO, EVERYBODY.

WE CAN HEAR YOU, PLEASE GO AHEAD.

HELLO.

HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME? MY NAME IS GEORGE.

HELLO.

YES, SIR, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

OK, GREAT.

SO I ASKED THE QUESTION BY TYPING IN THE CHAT, AND I'D NEVER HEARD THE RESPONSE FOR THE LINDA VISTA PASSAGE OF THE CHANNEL, WHICH GOES FROM THE FOREST, FROM THE FIRE DOWN ALONG THE GRANDVIEW STREET WHERE I LIVE GOES TO THE ISLE OF CEDAR.

SO THAT PASSAGE UNDER THE LINDA VISTA CAN HANDLE UP TO 300 CFS AND LAST FLOOD WAS PROBABLY 10 TIMES MORE THAN 300 CFS.

AND WE HAD MOST OF THE WATER COMING INTO THE GRANDVIEW.

SO MY QUESTION IS, WHAT IS THE LONG TIME PROJECT OR LONG TIME IDEAS WHAT TO DO WITH LINDA VISTA? BECAUSE WE WILL HAVE THOSE BAGS AS LONG AS THAT PROBLEM WILL NOT BE SOLVED.

SO THIS FOR MY AREA, FOR MY HOME IS THE QUINTESSENTIAL TO FIX THE PROBLEM ON LINDA VISTA PASSAGE FOR THE WATER.

BECAUSE IF YOU'VE SEEN THE DRONE FOOTAGE, THERE WAS VIDEO, DRONE FOOTAGE.

YOU CAN SEE CLEARLY THAT THE WHOLE WATER FROM THE FOREST GOES TO THE LINDA VISTA.

AND THEN MOST OF IT OR PROBABLY ABOUT 80 PERCENT GOES TO GRANDVIEW AND THE REST GOES TO THE CHANNEL BEHIND GRANDVIEW, BETWEEN GRANDVIEW AND MONTE VISTA.

SO THAT CHANNEL IS CAPABLE OF HANDLING AT LEAST 50 PERCENT OR EVEN MORE.

SO WE HAVE SUCH A BIG FLOODS ON GRANDVIEW BECAUSE THAT CHANNEL IS NOT MAINTAINED OR DONE, AND ESPECIALLY THE PASSAGE TO HANDLE THIS WATER.

AND ALL RESIDENTS OF GRANDVIEW ARE GETTING FLOODS OF SUCH BIG FLOODS.

WE WILL GET FLOODS, OF COURSE, BECAUSE THE CLIMATE CHANGE AND EVERYTHING.

I UNDERSTAND.

BUT WHAT WE HAVE NOW AND YOU SPENDING MONEY FOR CLEANING THE STREETS, PUTTING BAGS AND EVERYTHING ELSE, BECAUSE THAT LINDA VISTA PASSAGE IS THE OBSTACLE FOR THE WATER.

SO WHAT IS THE PLAN? HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM IN THIS PARTICULAR SMALL PLACE? LINDA VISTA PASSAGE, WOULD YOU PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION? THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION, GEORGE.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE ARE REALLY WE HAVE IDEAS ON.

AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE VETTED BY ENGINEERING HERE, ESPECIALLY THIS COMING WEEK

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WITH THE ENGINEERING SESSION.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CHIME IN BRIEFLY, CHRISTOPHER, BUT MUCH OF THIS IS YOU KNOW, IT WASN'T JUST THE LINDA VISTA.

WE LOOK UP THE FLOODPLAIN, AS WAS MENTIONED, WITH THE PARADISE AT THE END OF PARADISE WITH THE FOREST SERVICE THERE TRYING TO DO MITIGATION EFFORTS.

AND IT'S YOU KNOW, IT'S THE WHOLE CHAIN OF EVENTS THAT THEN LEADS TO THE ISSUE AT LINDA VISTA AND GRANDVIEW AND THEN BEYOND.

BUT IF YOU WANTED TO CHIME IN BRIEFLY, I KNOW WITH MUCH OF THIS INTERESTED IN BEING ABLE TO GIVE A WELL THOUGHT OUT RESPONSE TO PLACE ON THE EPIC BUT IF YOU WANTED TO TOUCH ON IT, CHRISTOPHER, THAT'D BE GREAT.

YEAH, SURE.

SO THIS JUST GETS TO WHAT ANDY WAS TALKING ABOUT EARLIER.

BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ENTIRE SYSTEM CAN HANDLE ANY FLOWS THAT WE PUSH DOWNSTREAM.

AND SO WHILE WE COULD LOOK AT INCREASING THE CAPACITY OF THE LINDA VISTA CULVERT, WE ALSO NEED TO LOOK AT THE CEDAR CULVERT AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT GOES DOWNSTREAM.

AND SO IT'S IT NEEDS TO BE MAINTAINED AND IMPROVED, IF POSSIBLE, AS AN ENTIRE SYSTEM SO THAT WE JUST DON'T PUSH THE PAIN, IN A SENSE, FROM THE PEOPLE THAT ARE EXPERIENCING AT THE TOP OF LINDA VISTA AND GRANDVIEW.

AND IT ENDS UP FLOODING OUT PEOPLE FURTHER IN SUNNY SIDE.

AND SO WE'RE YOU KNOW, IT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

AND IT'S SOMETHING WE DEFINITELY WANT TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN ADDRESS AND HOW WE CAN MAKE THAT SITUATION BETTER.

THAT'S RIGHT, YEAH.

ONE LAST THING IS, BEFORE I WAS THINK UP, SO YOU NEVER MENTIONED I'M NOT YOU PERSONALLY, BUT ALL THE MEMBERS OF THIS COUNCIL NEVER MENTIONED THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FOREST SERVICE.

SO THREE YEARS AGO, JUST BEFORE THE MUSEUM FIRE HAPPENED.

SO WE'VE HAD A DRASTIC THINNING OF THE FORESTS ALL AROUND THIS AREA.

AND THE CONSEQUENCES ARE ALL THE DEBRIS AND EVERYTHING.

WHAT THE FOREST SERVICE RESPONSIBLE FOR IT, BECAUSE THE THINNING HAS TO BE DONE, BUT NOT THE WAY IT WAS DONE.

THIS SPOIL THE EROSION AFTER THAT WAS DAMAGED SO BADLY BECAUSE THEY USE HEAVY MACHINERY'S TO REMOVE THE LOGS.

THEY HAVE BIG, HUGE FIRE PITS TO BURN THESE THE CUT ITS WOOD OR BRANCHES, AND THEN THEY BURN EVERYTHING AROUND IT.

SO THE GOOD TREES WERE BURNED, TOO.

AND THEN WHAT WE HAVE NOW, HALF OF THE DEBRIS IS MAYBE EVEN MOST OF THE DEBRIS WHICH WE GET HERE ON THE ON THE GREENVIEW ARE NOT COMING FROM THE MUSEUM FIRE.

THEY ARE COMING FROM THE FOREST THINNING PROCESS.

THE FOREST SERVICE HAS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FINANCIALLY TO HELP TO FIX THE PROBLEM.

THAT'S MY LAST WORD.

THANK YOU.

I'M GOING OFFLINE.

THANK YOU, GEORGE AND YES.

ARE THE FOREST SERVICES AT THE TABLE THROUGH THIS PROCESS? THAT'S GOING TO BE ALL OF US COMING TOGETHER TO BE FIGURING THIS OUT.

SO ALL OF OUR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES TO TRY TO MITIGATE THESE SITUATIONS AND TRY TO THINK IN THE LONG TERM SOLUTIONS.

SO THANK YOU, GEORGE.

AND I WILL TURN IT OVER TO SUPERVISOR HORSMAN FOR QUESTIONS.

COMMENTS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MAYOR, AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND TO MY COLLEAGUES ON THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND TO THE CITY AND COUNTY STAFF.

YOU KNOW, YOU ALL HAVE JUST DONE A GREAT JOB THIS HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS EFFORT.

BUT AS WE NOTE, AS WE'VE HEARD FROM THE FRUSTRATION AND THE PREVIOUS CALLER, A LOT OF WORK STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE.

AND THERE IS A NEED FOR A LOT OF FURTHER MITIGATION.

SO I HAVE A COUPLE OF MAJOR QUESTION I HAVE A COUPLE OF MINOR QUESTIONS AS PART OF THIS.

WE KNOW THAT CITY AND COUNTY MONEYS ARE LIMITED.

AND THESE ARE HUGE PROJECTS, AND WE HEARD THE COUNTY TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE HAVE SPENT CLOSE TO TWO TIMES WHAT THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT BRINGS IN.

WE WERE ABLE THE COUNTY WAS ABLE TO GET SOME FEDERAL EXIGENCY FUNDS FOR MOUNT ELDON ESTATES AREA.

I KNOW THAT WE ARE LOOKING TO GET THE EMERGENCY WATERSHED PROTECTION PROGRAM, LONG TERM MITIGATION, WATERSHED MITIGATION REFUNDED AND HOPES TO BE ABLE TO DO SOME LONG-TERM MITIGATION IN THE MUSEUM FIRE SCAR AREA.

BUT WE ALSO HAVE SEEN THAT WE'VE RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL FLOODING OUTSIDE OF THE MUSEUM FIRE SCAR AREA, AND WE KNOW THAT THERE IS ADDITIONAL MITIGATION THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

SO MY QUESTION IS AND I HAVE A SECOND QUESTION AFTER THIS, BUT MY FIRST QUESTION IS, IS WHAT MONEYS ARE AVAILABLE?

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THE CITY AND COUNTY ARE GOING TO BE TAPPED OUT.

SO WHAT MONEYS DO YOU SEE ARE AVAILABLE THAT WE AS THE CITY, WE AS THE COUNTY THAT THE FOLKS IN OUR COMMUNITY CAN ADVOCATE FOR TO HELP TO DO THE MITIGATION THAT'S NECESSARY? SO CERTAINLY THE ONE OF THE TOP PRIORITIES, AS I INDICATED, IS REFUNDING THAT NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, EMERGENCY WATERSHED PROTECTION PROGRAM LONG TERM.

WE WOULD HOPE TO BE ABLE TO USE THOSE FUNDS TO SUPPORT NOW KNOW THAT EVERYTHING THAT I'M GOING TO SPEAK TO ALL HAS A MATCH.

AND REMEMBER THAT OUT.

IN SCHULTZ, WE SPENT, YOU KNOW, UPWARDS OF 40 MILLION DOLLARS, OF WHICH 30 TO 40 MILLION OF WHICH A FAIR AMOUNT CAME FROM FEDERAL SOURCES.

BUT, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF THE MATCH TO THOSE GRANTS ALL CAME OUT OF THE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT.

AND SO THAT'S ONE SOURCE.

IT HAS A 25 PERCENT MATCH.

WE WOULD HOPE TO GET SOME TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FUNDS WITH THAT AS WELL.

THAT WOULD HELP PAY FOR LIKE THE ENGINEERING DESIGN OF THE PROJECTS.

AND THAT MONEY WOULD LARGELY BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE TYPES OF PROJECTS WE WOULD DO ON FOREST OR UP IN THE MT.

ELDON ESTATES AREA.

MORE OF A RURAL TYPE WATERSHED RESTORATION TYPE PROJECTS.

THE OTHER TYPES OF PROJECTS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT POTENTIALLY WITHIN THE CITY OR ABOVE THE CITY, IF THEY'RE MORE WHAT I'LL CALL MORE TRADITIONAL FLOOD MITIGATION.

THERE MAY BE SOME FUNDING THROUGH THE INFRASTRUCTURE ACT THAT'S MADE AVAILABLE THAT WOULD COME THROUGH POTENTIALLY EITHER FEMA, LARGELY PROBABLY THROUGH FEMA, AND THAT WILL COME VERY LIKELY THROUGH A COMPETITIVE PROCESS.

THEY HAVE A NEW PROGRAM NOW THAT'S REALLY LOOKING AT IMPACTS FROM CLIMATE CHANGE AND SO FORTH.

BUT UNFORTUNATELY, TODAY, WE APPLIED FOR ONE OF THOSE GRANTS UNDER THE PRIOR PROGRAM.

IT WAS SAY THEY'VE CHANGED THE NAME AND SAME PROGRAM CHANGED THE NAME TO TRY TO GET FUNDING FOR VARIOUS PROJECTS.

WE WERE WE WERE SUCCESSFUL.

AND THEN THEY DIDN'T COME THROUGH WITH DOING THE NEPA, YOU KNOW, THE ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCES.

BUT BUT ANYWAY, THOSE ARE ALL VERY COMPETITIVE PROJECTS THROUGH THIS IT'S CALLED BRICK, THE BRICK GRANTS.

AND AGAIN, YOU'RE COMPETING NATIONALLY IN SCHULTZ.

WE DID GET SOME FUNDING BECAUSE IT WAS DECLARED A PRESIDENTIAL LEVEL.

AND I'LL LET WEST SPEAK TO THIS A LITTLE BIT AS WELL.

BUT IT WAS DECLARED A PRESIDENTIAL LEVEL DISASTER BECAUSE OF THE LEVEL OF IMPACTS OUT IN THAT AREA.

AND FRANKLY, THE IMPACT OF THE CITY WATER SYSTEM WAS A HUGE CONTRIBUTOR TO MEETING THAT THRESHOLD.

AND BUT OUT OF THAT, OUT OF THAT 30 TO 40 MILLION, WE GOT A MILLION DOLLARS FROM FEMA.

FEMA IN PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FUNDS.

WE GOT A MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE FOREST SERVICE.

AGAIN, THIS WAS BECAUSE IT WAS EIGHT WATERSHEDS AND IT WAS A PRESIDENTIAL DECLARATION.

AND THEN THE REST OF THE FEDERAL FUNDING THAT WE GOT, ALMOST THE ENTIRE AMOUNT CAME OUT OF THE NRCSEWP PROGRAM.

SO THOSE THOSE ARE REALLY THE BUCKETS.

THERE MAY BE SOME OTHER FUNDING THAT CAN BE ACCESSIBLE, BUT THAT'S WHAT WE'RE AWARE OF RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF WHAT'S OUT THERE.

AND WE'LL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PUSH FOR THOSE FUNDS AND GET CERTAINLY OUR CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION, AS YOU WELL KNOW.

SUPERVISOR HORSMAN, NEED THAT IN CONTACT, EVEN WITH SENATOR KELLY, I BELIEVE, TODAY ON THIS MATTER.

AND THAT WILL CONTINUE TO HELP ADVOCATE FOR OUR ELIGIBILITY AND FOR SECURING THOSE FUNDS.

SO YOUR QUESTION, SUPERVISOR HORSMAN, THE FEMA FEDERAL DECLARATION PUBLIC ASSISTANCE GRANT FROM THE ARIZONA POST WILDFIRE INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT.

THERE MAY BE SOME POTENTIAL FUNDING THERE.

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS HAZARD MITIGATION GRANTS, MAY BE OUT THERE, AND THEN OTHER GRANTS THAT WE CAN RESEARCH.

SO LISTEN TO HISTORICALLY.

I REMEMBER DURING SCHULTZ PUT TOGETHER KIND OF A MATRIX AND WE START TO LOOK AT PROJECTS, WHAT PROJECT WHAT FUNDING SOURCE COULD LINE UP WITH A PROJECT.

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AND SO WE'LL BE LOOKING AT THAT AS WE GO ALONG AS WELL.

BOTTOM LINE IS, THERE'S VERY FEW.

AND SO HAZARD MITIGATION IS NOW, BRICK, AND THERE MAY BE SOME FUNDS THAT COME THROUGH ASSOCIATED WITH THE FIRES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN ARIZONA.

USUALLY WE GET SOME POST FIRE FUNDS, WHICH WE'VE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF HISTORICALLY.

BUT AGAIN, VERY, VERY COMPETITIVE.

AND STACEY BK'S ON THE LINE OUR GRANT MANAGER, AND SHE WAS INVOLVED IN SCHULTZ WHERE WHEN THE WATER LINE HAD BEEN COMPROMISED AND SO THE LARGER EFFORT WAS ABLE TO GET SOME FUNDING, AS LUCINDA HAD NOTED, THROUGH THAT EFFORT, BECAUSE OUR MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE WAS NOT ONLY SEVERELY DAMAGED, IT WAS BROKEN.

AND SO WE WERE ABLE TO REPAIR THAT WITH THOSE DOLLARS.

SO EVEN WITH ALL OF THIS LIMITED FUNDING THERE IS THERE.

THESE OUTSIDE FUNDING SOURCE AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY DAMAGE, I KNOW WE FLOOD INSURANCE, FLOOD INSURANCE, FLOOD INSURANCE.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT.

AND I HOPE THAT MESSAGE IS GETTING ACROSS LOUD AND CLEAR.

BUT IS THERE FUNDS OUT THERE FOR THAT TWO POINT EIGHT MILLION DOLLAR PROPERTY LOT? SO SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK IF THAT'S THAT'S THE CASE.

LUCINDA, YOU'RE SHAKING YOUR HEAD.

NO.

THEN WE ARE GOING TO NEED TO LOOK TO PLACES SUCH AS UNITED WAY AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE DOING SUBSTANTIAL FUND RAISING TO TRY TO HELP OUR RESIDENTS THAT ARE IN NEED OF THIS INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY DAMAGE LOSS.

IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING? YES.

YES.

AND I THINK RIGHT NOW IT'S REALLY FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING THIS HOME REPAIR PROGRAM THROUGH THE CITY'S HOUSING PROGRAM.

KIND OF A COMPLEMENT TO THAT.

I'LL SAY THEY HAVE A STRUCTURE IN PLACE NOW TO QUALIFY PEOPLE BASED ON INCOME AND SO FORTH.

SO YOU TAKING THOSE DOLLARS AND THEN ASSISTING THOSE LOW INCOME RESIDENTS WITH BEING ABLE TO MAKE REPAIRS TO THEIR LIVING SPACES, TO THEIR HOMES.

AND I KNOW AND I HAD ASKED THE MAYOR, JUST BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE A QUICK PLUG ON THIS, BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID YOU WERE GOING TO SAY THAT, AND WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND ANY FUNDING SOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS AS WELL.

OTHER THAN, OBVIOUSLY, THEIR OWN FLOOD INSURANCE.

UNITED WAY, AS YOU ALL KNOW, HAS A EFFORT THAT THEY HAVE SET UP.

AND, YOU KNOW, BESIDES THE WONDERFUL WORK THAT THEY ARE DOING WITH OTHERS ON GETTING THE VOLUNTEERS, OVER SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN VOLUNTEERS IN THIS COMMUNITY, NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS AS THEY AS THEY CALL IT, LIVING UNITED, AS THEY CALL IT.

AND, YOU KNOW, ANOTHER WAY TO HELP, OBVIOUSLY, IS TO GIVE TO THEIR FUND TO HELP SOME OF THESE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE REALLY BEEN HIT HARD I'VE HEARD SOME TREMENDOUSLY HEART WRENCHING STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT OF THEIR HOMES AND ARE REALLY SUFFERING AT THIS TIME.

SO IF ANYBODY HAS ADDITIONAL FUNDS AVAILABLE OR WILLING TO DEEP, YOU KNOW, DIG DEEP IN THEIR POCKET, NORTHERN ARIZONA, UNITED WAY.ORG IS DOING SOME SUBSTANTIAL FUNDRAISING TO HELP THESE INDIVIDUALS.

MAYOR, I WANT TO JUST MAKE A PLUG, A THANK YOU TO UNITED WAY TO MAKE A PLUG THAT THEY'RE STILL WORKING TO TRY TO HELP MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY THAT HAVE BEEN SO HORRIBLY HIT BY THIS.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

SUPERVISOR HORSMAN, I'M SORRY, MAYOR, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING AS WELL, BUT JUST KIND OF A SUMMARIZING STATEMENT.

IS THIS EVENT, WHILE IT'S A HUGE DISASTER FOR US AND IT'S MAXIMIZING OUR LOCAL RESOURCES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT, AND IT'S ALL HANDS ON DECK FROM BOTH OF OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, AND WE'VE ALL EXPENDED A LOT OF RESOURCES AND A LOT OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND THESE MITIGATION MEASURES AND AS WELL AS THE UNITED WAY THAT VOLUNTEER EFFORTS.

AT THE SAME TIME, IS IT A SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH EVENT TO QUALIFY FOR THESE FEDERAL DECLARATIONS? AND THAT'S THAT'S KIND OF THE REAL TOUGH POSITION THAT WE'RE IN.

THAT SAID, WHEN THE SENATE SAYS WE'RE NOT GIVING UP THE FIGHT AND STACEY BRECHLER-KNAGGS SAYS WE'RE NOT GIVING UP THE FIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO GO OUT THERE AND LOOK FOR THOSE FUNDS THAT CAN LINK TO THE PROJECTS THAT WE CAN POTENTIALLY DO WITH THOSE FUNDS.

AND SO ESTABLISHING THAT MATRIX OF WHAT PROJECTS NEED TO GET DONE AND WHAT FUNDING SOURCES ARE OUT THERE, THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO DO THOSE PROJECTS.

THANK YOU, ANDY, AND I WILL SAY THAT, YEAH, IT'S KIND OF A CATCH 22 THAT, YOU KNOW, THE MITIGATION EFFORTS AND THINGS THAT WERE PUT INTO PLACE ACTUALLY PUT US UNDER THE THRESHOLDS FOR ALL OF THE DAMAGES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE, THAT WOULD HAVE GOTTEN US FEDERAL FUNDING.

BUT NONETHELESS.

PEOPLE WE DIDN'T LOSE ANY LIVES, AND WE PEOPLE'S HOMES, YES, WERE DAMAGED,

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BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN FAR, FAR, FAR WORSE IF THE LEVEL OF ATTENTIVENESS WAS NOT TAKEN BY THE CITY AND COUNTY AND THE WORK THAT EVERYONE HAS BEEN DOING HERE.

SO I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOUR EFFORTS IN THAT.

AND ON TOP OF SUPERVISOR HORSEMEN'S CAN GET THE WORD OUT FOR THESE DONATIONS, I MEAN, WE ARE WE ARE IN A TOWN THAT REALLY CARES ABOUT EACH OTHER.

IF THE 717 SOME ODD VOLUNTEERS WASN'T ENOUGH TO SHOW IT.

THIS JUST GET THE WORD OUT SO THAT WAY THE DONATIONS CAN COME.

SOME PEOPLE CAN GET AT LEAST A LITTLE BIT OF RESOURCES THEY NEED TO REBUILD.

AND INEVITABLY, IT'S NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS.

RIGHT.

SO WE ARE KIND OF WE CAN'T COUNT ON A HUGE CHUNK OF CHANGE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

WE HAVE TO BE HELPING EACH OTHER OUT WHERE WE CAN AND WHEN WE CAN.

SO PLEASE SHARE IT OUT THAT THERE IS A FUND UNITED WAY TO BE ABLE TO DONATE TO HOMES AND PEOPLE THAT WERE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY THE FLOODING.

THANKS, MAYOR.

THANK YOU, SUPERVISOR.

COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI, YOU HAD A QUESTION.

YES, I DID.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND I HAVE LISTENED TO EVERYBODY, FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU ALL OF THE COUNTY IN THE CITY AND ALL OF OUR PARTNERS FOR ALL OF YOUR EFFORTS.

IT MEANS A LOT TO US AND THE COMMUNITY AND ALL OF OUR FRONT ARMED WORKERS.

I JUST KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT AN EASY AND THE RAINS KEEP COMING.

AND AS ANDY MENTIONED, YOU KNOW, THAT CLEANUP TIME BETWEEN RAINS IS JUST IT'S BRUTAL AND IT WEARS ON US.

SO THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR LEADERS AND PARTNERS AND VOLUNTEERS, ALONG WITH OUR STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE ON THOSE FLOOD LINES.

I JUST HAD A QUICK QUESTION, ARE WE PLANNING TO DO ANY MORE MEET IN THE STREETS, EVENTS FOR THE PUBLIC? AS WE HAD NOTED, WE'VE BEEN, YOU KNOW, DOING PRETTY MUCH CONSTANT COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE MUSEUM FLOOD AREA ELECTRONICALLY, AND THEN I KNOW BOTH THE MAYOR, THE VICE MAYOR, I KNOW OTHERS OF YOU, SUPERVISOR HORSMAN AND VáSQUEZ, HAVE BEEN OUT GOING DOOR TO DOOR AND HAVE COMMUNICATED.

I THINK RIGHT NOW, GIVEN THE COVID DYNAMICS AND THE DYNAMICS WITH THE FLOOD EVENTS AND TRYING TO SCHEDULE SOMETHING, I MEAN, WE DID WE'VE DONE SEVERAL FACEBOOK LIVE EVENTS.

EVEN THAT EVENT THE OTHER DAY, I THINK WE RESCHEDULED THREE TIMES TRYING TO AVOID THE RAIN EVENT, YOU KNOW, A FLOOD EVENT.

AND SO OUR PREFERENCE RIGHT NOW IS TO COMMUNICATE EITHER THROUGH, YOU KNOW, WE'RE TRYING TO USE EVERY OTHER VEHICLE THAT WE CAN AS BEST WE CAN.

BUT CERTAINLY IF INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OWNERS OR IF CERTAIN AREAS HAVE QUESTIONS AND WANT TO AGAIN SUBMIT THAT INTO THE EMAIL OR CALL THE CALL CENTER.

BUT PROBABLY AN EMAIL IS BEST TO SAY, HEY, WE'D LIKE TO SIT DOWN.

WE HAVE DONE THAT WITH A NUMBER OF RESIDENTS TO SIT DOWN AND GO THROUGH THE SPECIFIC DYNAMICS OF THEIR LOCATION AND TALK THROUGH THE MITIGATION.

AND I'VE CERTAINLY SAID TO TO RESIDENTS, YOU KNOW, IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AT EFFECTUATING A GREATER LEVEL OF MITIGATION AND YOU WANT TO BRING IN YOUR OWN ENGINEER, GREAT LET'S HAVE THAT CONVERSATION.

BUT YOU HAVE TO LIKE WITH US, THEY HAVE TO FOLLOW STATE LAW AS WELL.

AND YOU CAN'T CREATE IMPACTS UPSTREAM OR DOWNSTREAM BY WHATEVER MITIGATION YOU IMPLEMENT.

SO WE'RE TRYING TO WORK AS CLOSELY AS WE CAN.

AND I THINK, FRANKLY, NOW WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS OR WITH VERY SMALL GROUPS IS FAR MORE EFFECTIVE THAN DOING LARGER GROUP.

THAT WAS REALLY EFFECTIVE WHEN WE HAD TO GET A LOT OF INFORMATION OUT IN A VERY QUICK MANNER TO TRY TO GET PEOPLE MOTIVATED TO MITIGATE AND ALLOW US TO DEVELOP A MITIGATION SYSTEM.

BUT NOW IT'S REALLY WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS ON THEIR SPECIFIC CASES AND THEIR ISSUES.

AND WE'VE BEEN THROUGH THAT AND WE'VE DONE, YOU KNOW, JUST TENS AND TENS OF SITE ASSESSMENTS TO LOOK AT INDIVIDUAL MITIGATION.

SO I THINK WE'RE IMPROVING OUR SYSTEMS AS WE GO ALONG, WHERE WE TEAM UP AND ENGINEER WITH THE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TO MAKE SURE THE MITIGATION IS GETTING EVALUATED ALONG WITH THE DAMAGE ASSESSED.

SO HOPEFULLY IT DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN.

BUT I'LL TELL YOU, IF WE GET A REALLY, REALLY LARGE EVENT LIKE WE HAD ON THE 17TH,

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WE'RE GOING TO SEE THAT KIND OF WATER POTENTIALLY AGAIN, IT'S JUST YOU CAN'T MITIGATE TO EVERY EVENT.

AND FORTUNATELY.

OK, THANK YOU, LUCINDA.

THANK YOU.

I WISH I HAD IDEAS FOR US.

I DON'T.

I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING BACK FROM THAT SUMMIT WHERE WE BRING ALL OF OUR EXPERTS TOGETHER.

I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE REALLY GOOD.

I'VE HEARD GREAT THINGS ABOUT THAT GROUP AND THOSE INVOLVED.

SO THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO'S BEEN INVOLVED IN THAT PROCESS.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING WHAT THEY COME UP WITH AND PRESENT BACK TO US.

THANK YOU TO THE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND TO THE COUNCIL AND EVERYONE INVOLVED AGAIN.

THESE ARE TOUGH TIMES.

AND, YOU KNOW, PARTNERSHIP WORKS.

SO WE'LL CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER AND AND KEEP OUR EYES ON THE PRIZE OF KEEPING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE AND WE CAN DO THIS.

GREAT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND THANK YOU, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SHIMONI.

DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL OR THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS? AND SINCE OUR BOARD IS NOT AS FAMILIAR WITH HOW WE RUN OUR MEETINGS, YOU CAN FEEL FREE TO RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO, RATHER THAN THE SEASONED CUES THAT WE DO IN THE CHAMBER BOX.

YES, THANK YOU.

FIRST OFF, I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE STAFF AND TO THE TEAM THAT PUT ON THIS PRESENTATION.

IT WAS VERY COMPREHENSIVE AND GAVE A GOOD VIEW OVERVIEW OF EVERYTHING THAT'S BEEN GOING ON IN THE FLOOD EVENTS OVER THE LAST MONTHS.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

APPRECIATE ALL THE STAFF AND THE EFFORTS AND PARTNERSHIPS TO CLEAN UP THE COMMUNITY AND TAKE CARE OF THE VARIOUS DIFFERENT AREAS.

I MEAN, WE WERE HIT WITH AN EVENT THAT WAS LARGER THAN ANY OF US EXPECTED, YOU KNOW, AND IT OVERWHELMED OUR CAPACITY IN TERMS OF OUR WATERSHED AND WHATNOT.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, JUST ASKING EVERYBODY TO BE PATIENT WITH EACH OTHER AS WE GO THROUGH THIS, WE DO NEED TO THINK THROUGH SOME LONG STRATEGIC PLANS ON WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO SO THAT NEXT YEAR WE DON'T FACE THESE SAME KIND OF SITUATIONS.

AND SO JUST REALLY WANT TO ENCOURAGE THE TEAM AND THE ENGINEERS WHEN YOU MEET NEXT WEEK TO REALLY LOOK AT, YOU KNOW, HOW TO CLEAN UP THE HOW TO HOW TO GET LOOK AT THE LINDA VISTA INTERSECTION, BUT ALSO BE THINKING ABOUT OUTSIDE.

I MEAN, THE AREA UNDER THE INTO AND SO AS WE'RE TAKING THESE LONG TERM THAT PROCESS AND CREATING THIS STRATEGIES FOR THIS LONG TERM MITIGATION EFFORTS, WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE WHOLE PICTURE, NOT JUST THE FLOODS SCAR AREA.

OBVIOUSLY, A LOT OF OUR FUNDING IS TIED TO THAT.

AND WE WANT TO MAINTAIN OUR EFFORTS THERE AND CONTINUE TO TO DREDGE OUT THE ARROYO SECO AND SOME OF THOSE AREAS.

BUT WE ALSO WANT TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THOSE OTHER AREAS, BECAUSE THIS ISN'T GOING AWAY ANYTIME SOON.

AND THE WORST THING THAT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN FOR OUR COMMUNITY WOULD BE THAT WE SURVIVE THIS THIS EVENT OR THESE SERIES OF EVENTS THIS YEAR.

BUT AND THEN NEXT YEAR, WE'RE HIT WITH THE EXACT SAME EVENTS AND NONE OF OUR MITIGATION EFFORTS AND NONE OF OUR CONVERSATIONS DID ANYTHING TO FIX IT.

SO I JUST REALLY WANT TO ENCOURAGE THE TEAM TO REALLY BE PROACTIVE, TO REALLY THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX AND REALLY LOOK TO TO PROVIDE LONG TERM FLOOD MITIGATION STRATEGIES FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SUPERVISOR VASQUEZ.

COUNCIL MEMBER MCCARTHY.

IT'S JUST A BRIEF COMMENT, WELL, FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD PRESENTATION.

AND I THINK THE ONE THING THAT REALLY RESONATED WITH ME THAT I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T FORGET IT WAS WHEN LUCINDA MENTIONED THAT THE WEST SIDE, YOU KNOW, THE UPPER RIO DE FLAG WATERSHED, THE WEST SIDE OF THAT MOUNTAIN NEEDS TO GET BECAUSE IF WE HAD A FIRE UP THERE, IT WOULD BE A BIG DEAL.

SO LET'S JUST KEEP THAT ONE IN MIND.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COUNCILMAN.

YOU'RE RIGHT.

A VERY BIG DEAL.

HELLO.

SORRY.

WHO DO WE HAVE ON LINE HERE? SUPERVISOR YES.

I'M SO HONORED AND PLEASED AND HAPPY THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALL ON THIS CALL.

I THERE'S TWO COMMENTS I WANT TO MAKE, ONE IS THAT WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE GETTING HELP FROM CERTAIN AREAS, YOU KNOW, THAT FOR POSSIBLE RENOVATIONS OR WHATEVER.

I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO PUT IT ON A WEB SITE SOMEWHERE SO THAT YOU DON'T

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HAVE TO GET THE RUNAROUND WHEN THEY DO CALL THE CALL CENTER, JUST INFORMATION AS TO THE STEPS OR WHAT NEEDS TO GET DONE.

THE OTHER THING IS THAT I THINK WE ALL NEED TO BAND TOGETHER ON TRYING TO GET THE REIMBURSEMENTS FROM FEMA, BECAUSE WE'RE REALLY STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY IN CERTAIN AREAS, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE PUTTING MORE MONEY INTO THESE EFFORTS AND WE'RE NOT GETTING REIMBURSED FOR IT.

BUT I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY THAT'S BEEN ON THE CALL AND ON BOTH SIDES, THE CITY COUNCIL PEOPLE, OUR CONSTITUENTS.

I'M SO I'M JUST I'M JUST THANKFUL THAT, YOU KNOW, WE HAD THIS CONVERSATION.

I KNOW WE HAVE TO REALLY, REALLY THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE.

NEXT YEAR, ON THE FOLLOWING YEARS, HOW ARE WE GOING TO CURTAIL, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF THESE DAMAGES THAT ARE COMING UP AND THE FLOOD INSURANCE AND STUFF, YOU KNOW, WE NEED TO WORK ON.

THINK ABOUT THOSE THINGS, TOO.

SO AS FAR AS HOMEOWNERS, SO THAT'S ALL I WANT TO SAY.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE, ALL THE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND MY COLLEAGUES AND THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY AND PEOPLE THAT ARE ON THE LINE HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, SUPERVISOR BEGAY.

CHAIRMAN RYAN, DO YOU HAVE A COMMENT? YEAH PROBABLY QUICKLY, I THINK MOST THINGS HAVE BEEN SAID.

YOU KNOW, THE IMPORTANT THING IS, YOU KNOW, STAFFS WORKING ON IT 24/7.

I KNOW COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE BEEN OUT THERE, YOU YOURSELF MAYOR AND BOARD MEMBERS AND UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT WHEN PEOPLE ARE IMPACTED.

IT'S HARD.

WE ARE TRYING TO RALLY THE APPROPRIATE RESOURCES AND PEOPLE ARE WORKING PRETTY MUCH 24/7.

THE COUPLE OF PIECES, YOU KNOW, WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP OUR EYE OUT FOR MONIES THAT MIGHT BE AVAILABLE.

WE CAN'T BE ALL THINGS.

WE CAN'T FIX EVERYTHING.

BUT IF WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY, THIS WORK THAT, YOU KNOW, ANDY AND LUCINDA AND OTHER STUFF MENTIONED IN TERMS OF LET'S SEE IF WE HAVE PROTECTION FOR DESIGN.

WE HAVE LESSONS LEARNED THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO OPTIMIZE.

AND THEN THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT IS, IF THERE IS A POTENTIAL OF GETTING A DESIGN THAT'S SHOVEL READY, THAT HELPS US AS WE GET INTO COMPETITION IN THESE GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES.

SO, YOU KNOW, KEY PIECES REASSURANCE THAT THAT'S OUT THERE, THAT PEOPLE ARE WORKING REALLY HARD TO DO IT.

AND WE ARE TRYING TO BE REAL, THOUGH, ALSO SOMETIMES NATURAL EVENTS.

YOU JUST CAN'T DESIGN FOR THEM.

SO THE AREAS THAT CAN BE WORKED ON.

THAT'S THE GREAT HOPE OF THIS PRESENTATION.

AND AS YOU AND MAYOR, YOU KNOW, WE ARE, YOU KNOW, A CARING COMMUNITY, A CARING CITY, A CARING COUNTY THOSE THAT CAN HELP.

PLEASE DO.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AS WELL.

INSURANCE, THE ONE THING THAT WASN'T MENTIONED WITH THE INSURANCE IS IF YOU'RE RUNNING RENTERS, INSURANCE IS THE IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT, YOU CAN LOSE EVERYTHING IF YOU DO HAVE IT.

IT IS A POTENTIAL TO HELP YOU OUT TO THINK ABOUT THAT.

SO THAT'S A VERY IMPORTANT PIECE.

LAST PIECE, JUST MORE OF AN ORGANIZATIONAL IS A MAYOR AND I FORTH WHEN WE DO THESE JOINT MEETINGS.

SO THE MAYOR'S CITY HOSTING US AND YOUR EFFORT THERE FOR WHAT YOU'RE DONE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN RYAN, AND YEAH, JUST I MEAN, WE HAVE A LOT OF CARING PEOPLE FROM THE GROUND UP REALLY WORKING HARD.

STREET SWEEP FOUR STREET SWEEPERS OUT TWENTY FOUR HOURS A DAY AND GETTING HELP FROM OTHER CITIES TO GET THOSE STREET SWEEPERS.

IF THERE WAS A IF THERE WAS A SILVER BULLET, IF THERE WAS A MAGIC WAND THAT WOULD HELP SOLVE ALL THIS, WE WOULD HAVE PICKED THAT UP RIGHT AWAY.

IT'S JUST GOING TO TAKE SOME LONG TERM, LONG TERM PLANNING, IT'S GOING TO TAKE HONESTLY PATIENCE ON ALL OF OUR PARTS TO REALLY MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ADDRESSING THESE ISSUES AS BEST WE CAN.

AND THAT TAKES RESOURCES, THAT TAKES LEGALITIES.

ALL THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN PRESENTED BY WAS LUCINDA AND ANDY AND EVERYONE ELSE TODAY.

SO WITH ALL THAT SAID, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP ALL TOGETHER HERE TO KEEP CHUGGING ALONG.

AND I DID SEE VICE CHAIRMAN FOWLER JUMP ON HERE.

DID YOU WANT TO SAY A COUPLE OF WORDS? YES.

I JUST WANT TO THANK THE THANK YOU MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL FOR HOSTING US.

THANK YOU TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, LUCINDA AND ANDY'S TEAM.

THE CITY AND COUNTY WORKED REALLY WELL TOGETHER, AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER

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ON VARIOUS PROJECTS FOR MANY YEARS, AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS AREA.

THIS IS NOT JUST IN OUR AREA.

IT'S HAPPENING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

SO AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, WE ARE ALSO ADDRESSING THIS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL.

AND WHEN WE DO GO INTO MEETINGS AND IT'S JUST NOT A NEED THAT IS HAPPENING HERE ON THE GROUND, YOU KNOW, JUST WHAT WAS MENTIONED, I WAS ABLE TO WALK THE WALK DOOR TO DOOR AND ON THE STREET, WHAT SUPERVISOR VASQUEZ.

I WANT TO THANK HIM AGAIN.

AND WE'RE ALL INVOLVED AND WE ALL CARE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY.

SO WE ALL TRY TO GET THE LATEST INFORMATION.

AND WE REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S VERY COMPLEX FROM THE VERY SMALL AREA UP TO HOW DO WE LOOK INTO THE FUTURE? WHAT WHAT DO WE ADDRESS FIRST? HOW MUCH MONEY DO WE HAVE? HOW CAN WE ADDRESS THIS? AND WE'RE STILL TRYING TO GET REIMBURSEMENTS FROM FEMA AND TRYING TO SEE WHO BRING IN MORE PARTNERS.

SO I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYONE THAT IS WORKING AND VOLUNTEERING.

VOLUNTEERING IS, IT'S JUST REALLY TAKES A LOT OUT OF FAMILY TO BE ABLE TO HELP OTHERS.

AND THAT IS WHAT'S TAKING PLACE.

SO I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYONE AGAIN.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, VICE CHAIRWOMAN.

WELL, WITH THAT, WE ARE DOWN TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER SIX, WHICH IS OUR INFORMATIONAL ITEMS TO FROM THE CHAIRMAN, SUPERVISORS, COUNTY MANAGERS, MAYOR, COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER.

ALTHOUGH WE'VE ALREADY DONE THE ROUNDS, IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO CHIME IN FOR THIS AGENDA ITEM BEFORE WE ADJOURN.

PLEASE FEEL FREE.

OTHERWISE WE WILL ADJOURN AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT IS GOING TO BE HAPPENING WITH THE ENGINEERING SUMMIT LATER THIS WEEK.

IN A FEW SECONDS, WE GOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

AND AGAIN, AND THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.