Texas State Library and Archives Commission
August 1, 2014
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission met on Friday, August 1, 2014, in the Darryl Tocker Learning Center, Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, 1201 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas.
Michael C. Waters, chairman
Sharon T. Carr, vice chairman
Martha Doty Freeman
F. Lynwood Givens
Larry G. Holt
Wm. Scott McAfee
Sandra J. Pickett
Mark Smith, director and librarian
Edward Seidenberg, assistant state librarian
Manuel Alvarez, director, Information Resources Technologies
Jelain Chubb, director, Archives and Information Services
Craig Kelso, director, State and Local Records Management
Deborah Littrell, director, Library Development and Networking
Ava Smith, director, Talking Book Program
Tracy Kuhn Lash, executive assistant
Alana Inman, manager, Sam Houston Cener
Sarah Jacobson, manager, Records Management Assistance, SLRM
Michael Reagor, government information analyst, SLRM
Mariana Symeonides, government information analyst, SLRM
Heather Bailey, public awareness coordinator, TBP
Mark Myers, electronic records specialist, ARIS
Robin Vilches, welcome desk receptionist, ARIS
Angela Ossar, government information analyst, SLRM
Eugene Clayborn, Office of the Attorney General
Catharine Hansard, Office of the Attorney General
Rebekah Cannon, Legislative Budget Board
Gloria Meraz, Texas Library Association
Laurie Mahaffey, Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide, Inc.
Kim Gonzales, Garza/Gonzalez & Associates
Rene Gonzalez, Garza/Gonzalez & Associates
Peter Rogers, artist
Chairman Waters called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. and welcomed everyone to the meeting.
- Approve minutes of June 2, 2014 Audit Committee and Commission Meetings.
Commissioner Carr moved to approve minutes of the June 2, 2014 Audit Committee and Commission meetings. Commissioner McAfee seconded. Motion passed.
Mark Smith introduced Laurie Mahaffey, the new executive director of the Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide, Inc. He also introduced new TSLAC staff members, Heather Bailey and Mark Myers.
- Public comment. Gloria Meraz brought a formal resolution to the commission from the Texas Library Association supporting the agency’s proposed exceptional items and formal approval of the accreditation standards that the agency and task force approved.
- Introductions and general announcements. Chairman Waters presented announcements regarding lunch plans and possible executive session during the meeting.
- Conflict of interest disclosures. No disclosures at this time.
- Review of consent agenda: non-substantive corrections in other agenda items such as spelling, numbering, punctuation, grammar, or other revisions. Non-substantive typographical errors were noted.
- Consideration of Commemorative Resolutions. At Mark Smith’s request, Chairman Waters delayed consideration of a resolution until later in the meeting.
- Introduction of Employees of the Quarter. Mark Smith introduced Robin Vilches and Angela Ossar, who were selected as the agency’s FY2014 Third Quarter Employees of the Quarter.
- Report from the Ad Hoc Committee on the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center.
Commissioner Holt reported that the Ad Hoc Committee on the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center met on July 18 at the Center and asked Jelain Chubb to bring the commission up to date on developments at the Center. Ms. Chubb reported that installation of a fire detection system at the Jean and Price Daniel House had begun and that the fire suppression system in the Center could be installed since an inspection determined that the second floor rooms can withstand the system’s weight. Ms. Chubb provided a report and maps that set forth an engineer’s proposed drainage, road and accessibility improvements to the grounds. She noted that costs for these improvements are under budget.
Additionally, Ms. Chubb reported that the agency has contracted with a designer to complete a plan for the museum’s renovation and design a new permanent exhibit on the historic Atascosito District and the 10 counties that comprise it. The designer, Pony Allen Studios, conducted a charette on July 7 with representatives from nine of the counties to gain feedback on exhibit content. Also, the agency has signed off on an RFP to enter into a contract for foundation work at one of the historic buildings which is also under budget.
Chairman Waters thanked the committee and staff for their efforts and reported that he attended the July 18 meeting electronically and commended staff for their expertise at setting up the meeting. Responding to a question from Commissioner Pickett, Ms. Chubb said that fire suppression in the museum would be her priority if any additional funds were available after the work is completed.
At this point in the meeting, Chairman Waters said he had received a request from a commissioner for an executive session.
- Executive session, as authorized by Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074, and §551.076, regarding consultations with attorney, personnel matters, and security devices respectively.
At 8:54 a.m. Chairman Waters called the commission into executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074, and §551.076, regarding consultations with attorney, personnel matters, and security devices respectively.
At 9:15 a.m. Chairman Waters called the commission out of executive session and back into regular session. No action was taken on matters discussed in executive session.
At this point in the meeting, Chairman Waters took up Agenda Item 6.
- Consideration of Commemorative Resolutions.
Mark Smith introduced Peter Rogers, the artist who painted “Texas Moves Toward Statehood” in 1964 in the Zavala lobby. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the mural, Mr. Smith said the agency had invited Mr. Rogers to Austin to present a program on his experience painting the mural, record an oral history and meet with staff. Mr. Smith reported that all aspects of Mr. Rogers’ visit were greatly enjoyed and successful including his public presentation the evening before, the oral history he recorded and the time spent with staff sharing his experiences painting the mural in 1964 and his work and life since then.
Commissioner Carr moved to approve a resolution commemorating Mr. Rogers artistry on the mural, his time spent traveling to Austin to speak to the public and staff about his artistry and the mural. Commissioner Pickett seconded the motion. Chairman Waters told Mr. Rogers that it has been a privilege to have him at the agency. Mr. Rogers thanked the commission for all the lovely remarks and said that his reception here had been very moving and it has made him very happy to know how loved the mural is. Chairman Waters asked that all in favor of the motion stand and applaud Mr. Rogers. All present rose and applauded Mr. Rogers. Motion passed.
At this point in the meeting, Mr. Smith and members of the commission accompanied Mr. Rogers to the Zavala lobby for photographs in front of the mural. When the commission reassembled, Chairman Waters reported that no business was conducted.
- Discuss and approve the Legislative Appropriations Request for FY 2016-2017.
Mark Smith presented the agency’s draft Legislative Appropriations Request for FY 2016-2017 including the agency’s Exceptional Items and plan for 10 percent budget reduction for commission approval. Mr. Smith also presented the staff’s recommendation for priority order of the agency Exceptional Items. Commissioner Pickett recommended removing Exceptional Item 7 stating that she believed it to be in the best interest of all the other items. Chairman Waters informed the commission that he would ask for a vote on each Exceptional Item and then each commissioner will independently rank the items, the ranking will be tallied and the results announced during the meeting.
Chairman Waters asked for a motion for Exceptional Item 1, Preservation and Accessibility of Texas Government Records in Digital Formats, $900,000 to establish a statewide program for electronic records and archives and 3 FTEs. Commissioner Carr moved to accept the item. Commissioner Pickett seconded. Mark Smith said the item is the agency’s highest priority for the next biennium and is a vital program for the state. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Carr moved to approve Exceptional Item 2, Shared Digital Content, $6,400,000 to support TexShare and TexQuest databases and add additional shared e-content including e-books for all public, academic and public school libraries, and 2 FTEs. Commissioner Holt seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Carr moved to approve Exceptional Item 3 which would add $900,000 to make market adjustments in certain mission-critical positions such as professional librarians, archivists, managers, division directors and other specialized personnel in the agency. Commissioner Freeman seconded. Mark Smith said the agency continues to have a program recruiting and retaining staff as the agency ranks well below the state average salary and the State Auditor’s recommendation of salary for these positions. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Carr moved to approve Exceptional Item 4 adding $400,000 and two additional government information analysts to assist state and local governments. Commissioner Freeman seconded. Mark Smith said current staffing levels is not adequate to fulfill the agency’s mandate to provide records management assistance to 157 state agencies and over 10,000 local governments. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Carr moved to approve Exceptional Item 5 adding $500,000 and two FTEs to implement the CAPPS system in the 2016-2017 biennia. Commissioner McAfee seconded. Mark Smith said that TSLAC is on the list of agencies approved to implement the Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel system available through the office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. He said the system will allow the agency to ensure that all aspects of accounting, personnel management and payroll are in full alignment with Comptroller standards and practices. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Carr moved to approve Exceptional Item 6 that would provide $550,000 and an additional 3.5 FTES to build library capacity in support of workforce development. Commissioner Givens seconded. Mark Smith said that this item would add staff to provide technical assistance and training to local libraries to providing training and opportunities for jobs and professional growth and to help put Texans back to work. Motion passed unanimously.
Responding to a question from Chairman Waters, Mark Smith said he concurred with Commissioner Pickett to remove Exceptional Item 7 from the list. Responding to a question from Commissioner Givens, Commissioner Pickett said that given the other priorities and lack of full support that this item did not need to be in the exceptional item list.
Chairman Waters asked commissioners to rank each exceptional item is exceptional, recessed the meeting for five minutes while the scores were tallied and called the meeting back to order.
Commissioner Carr moved to approve the priority order of exceptional items as follows:
- Exceptional Item 1 – Electronic Records Archive
- Exceptional Item 2 – Digital Content for TexShare and K-12
- Exceptional Item 3 – Market adjustments for key position
- Exceptional Item 4 – Records Management Assistance and Support
- Exceptional Item 5 – CAPPS Financial System
- Exceptional Item 6 – Libraries and Workforce Development
Commissioner McAfee seconded. Motion passed with Commissioner Holt not present.
- Review and approve acceptance of grants, and gifts greater than $500.
Ava Smith presented the following gifts to the Talking Book Program for commission acceptance:
- $500 from Chadwick Deaton, son of Helen Deaton of Houston
- $5,000 from the estate of Janice Cronin Redman of El Paso
Commissioner Carr moved acceptance of the gifts. Commissioner McAfee seconded. Motion passed.
No grants were received during the time period since the last commission meeting.
- Review and approve contracts greater than $100,000, and contract renewals.
Donna Osborne requested approval for contracts renewing for FY15. Commissioner Carr moved to approve the contract renewals. Commissioner Pickett seconded. After answering questions and discussion, motion passed.
Craig Kelso and Ava Smith requested approval of contract services with the Texas Facilities Commission for the agency facilities at 4400 Shoal Creek for FY 2015 at an estimated cost of $375,000. Commissioner McAfee moved to approve the contract. Commissioner Carr seconded. Motion passed.
Ava Smith and Manuel Alvarez requested approval to extend the contract with the Project Manager of the Talking Book Program Integrated Library System for up to nine months, until at least April 30, 2015, and not to exceed $116,330. Commissioner McAfee moved to approve. Commissioner Carr seconded. Motion passed.
Deborah Littrell requested approval to renew the management of the TExpress Courier contract with Amigos Library Services not to exceed $126,902 for FY2015. The contract was competitively bid in 2013 and the four-year contract with Amigos has four one-year renewal options, this being the first of the four. Commissioner Carr moved to approve. Commissioner Holt seconded. Motion passed.
Deborah Littrell requested approval to renew the statewide interlibrary loan program contract with OCLC (Online Computer Library Center). The program includes the WorldCat database, the Navigator interface that allows for the borrowing and lending among participating Texas libraries and the OCLC subscription and access fees for libraries. Total cost of the contract is not to exceed $1,969,465 for FY 2015. Commissioner Pickett moved to approve the contract. Commissioner Carr seconded. Motion passed.
Deborah Littrell requested approval of online database contract renewals with Adam Matthew, Gale Cengage Learning and ProQuest LLC as recommended by the Electronic Information Working Group as follows:
Adam Matthew: Ongoing Access Fee
Gale Cengage Learning: Health Reference Center Academic
10/1/14 – 9/30/15
10/1/14 - 9/30/15
ProQuest: Ongoing Access Fee for three resources
10/1/14 - 9/30/15
Commissioner Carr moved to approve. Commissioner Freeman seconded. Motion passed.
- Report of the Director and Librarian.
Mark Smith provided a written report of agency activities and initiatives since the last commission meeting and answered questions regarding the report. Among the agency activities highlighted during the meeting are:
- the agency submitted a request to the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a waiver from the Maintenance of Effort requirement for the 2015 federal Library Services and Technology Act funds because of a decrease in state funding in 2013
- staff began work on revising the voluntary standards for Texas public school librarians which were last adopted in 2005
- TSLAC has hired a new Communications Officer, Steve Siwinski, who will begin work on August 25
- update on project of accessioning Governor Rick Perry’s records when he leaves office in 2015
- with the help of the Office of the Attorney General, the agency recovered two significant historic documents
- To encourage participation in the Edge program, the agency is reimbursing libraries for up to $5,000 expended for computer equipment and supplies; Edge grant funds from the Gates Foundation to establish electronic benchmarks and upgrade technology in public libraries are having an impact on public libraries participating in the program
- Update on technology issues including providing information to Department of Information Resources on aging legacy systems which the state hopes to begin replacing and progress made in migrating the agency to Office 365
- Talking Book Program received positive input from patrons regarding BARD’s value
- State and Local Records Management staff has begun revising local government retention schedules and plan to reconvene the commission’s Records Management Subcommittee to review the schedules.
- Report on status of Talking Book Program automation project. Review and approve authorization to proceed with procurement.
Ava Smith reported that the agency has received project approval from the State of Texas Quality Assurance Team (QAT) for the Talking Book Program automation project, and requested commission approval to proceed with the process to solicit proposals to build a new system from qualified vendors. After discussion, Commissioner McAfee moved to approve the authorization to proceed. Commissioner Carr seconded. Motion passed.
- Authorization to adopt the rule review of Chapter 9, regarding the Talking Book Program.
Ava Smith requested approval to adopt the Rule Review of Chapter 9 for the Talking Book Program. The proposed rule review notice was published in the Texas Register on May 30, 2014, and no comments were received. Commissioner Carr moved to approve. Commissioner Freeman seconded. Motion passed.
- Authorization to adopt amendments 13 TAC 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.10 regarding submission of records retention schedules for recertification.
Craig Kelso requested adoption of proposed rule amendments to 13 TAC 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, and 6.10, regarding records retention schedule recertification for state agencies. Currently state agencies are required to submit schedules for recertification every three years. The amended rules would increase that time period to five years. Two comments received during the 30-day comment period were reviewed by staff who request authorization to adopt without changes. Commissioner Carr moved to approve. Commissioner Pickett seconded. Motion passed.
- Authorization to adopt amendments to 13 TAC §7.125 (a)(10), regarding local government records retention schedules: EL (Records of Elections and Voter Registration).
Craig Kelso requested adoption of proposed amendments to 13 TAC §7.125(a)(10), regarding local government records retention schedule EL (Records of Elections and Voter Registration) in response to changes made during the 82nd Legislature. Based on comments received during the comment period, changes were made to the schedule. Commissioner Holt moved to approve. Commissioner McAfee seconded. Motion passed.
- Authorization to propose revisions to the rules regarding minimum standards for accreditation of libraries:
- Authorization to propose amendments to 13 TAC 1.71, 1.72, 1.77, and 1.83
- Authorization to propose repeal o f 13 TAC 1.74 and 1.81
- Authorization to propose new rules 13 TAC 1.74 and 1.81
Deborah Littrell requested approval to post for comment in the Texas Register amendments to the rules 13 TAC 1.71, 1.72, 1.77, and 1.83, regarding minimum standards of libraries. In 2013, the commission and the Texas Library Association formed a task force to examine the current accreditation criteria and recommend revisions, she said. The task force met and sought comments from the statewide library community and went through a long solicitation process for comments through electronic means and public hearings. Additionally, she said, proposed changes were sent by mail to all public library directors. Commissioner Carr moved to approve. Commissioner Givens seconded. Motion passed.
Ms. Littrell requested approval to post for comment in the Texas Register repeal of rules 13 TAC 1.74, and 1.81, regarding minimum standards for accreditation of libraries. Commissioner Holt moved to approve. Commissioner Carr seconded. Motion passed.
Ms. Littrell requested approval to post for comment in the Texas Register new rules 13 TAAC 1.74, and 1.81, regarding minimum standards for accreditation of libraries. Commissioner Carr moved to approve. Commissioner Givens seconded. Motion passed.
- Authorization to propose amendments to 13 TAC 8.1, regarding libraries of clinical medicine.
Deborah Littrell requested approval to propose amendments to 13 TAC 8.1, regarding libraries of clinical medicine based on the recommendations of a Task Force on Libraries of Clinical Medicine. Commissioner Carr moved to approve. Commissioner Freeman seconded. Motion passed.
At this point in the meeting, Chairman Waters recessed the meeting for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and called the meeting back to order at 11:49 a.m.
- Authorization to propose amendments to 13 TAC 2.118, regarding the decision making process for competitive grants.
Deborah Littrell requested approval to propose amendments to 13 TAC 2.118, regarding the decision making process for competitive grants based on the recommendation of competitive grant peer review panels to change eligibility from 50 percent to 60 percent of the maximum points available, thereby ensuring a better quality of eligible projects. Commissioner Carr moved to approve. Commissioner McAfee seconded. Motion passed.
- Approve appointments to the TexShare Advisory Board.
Deborah Littrell requested approval to reappoint for a second term three current members and one new appointment to the TexShare Advisory Board for terms expiring August 31, 2017.
Recommended for reappointment:
Community College Library Representative: Mark Dolive, director of Library Services at Tarrant County College, SE.
Public Library Representative: Kara Spitz, director of the Longview Public Library.
Representative of the Public: Larry Ringer, former mayor of College Station, longtime library supporter, vice chair of Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide board, professor emeritus, Texas A&M University.
Recommended for a first term:
Public University Representative: Jeanne Standley, director of the Robert R. Muntz Library at The University of Texas at Tyler. She has represented libraries at the national, state, and local level through her involvement with the American Library Association, the Texas Library Association and the Texas Council of Academic Libraries.
Commissioner Carr moved to approve the appointments. Commissioner Pickett seconded. Motion passed.
- Approve appointments to the Library Systems Act Advisory Board.
Deborah Littrell requested approval for the following appointments to the Library Systems Act Advisory Board:
- Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson, executive director of the Houston Public Library
- Denise Milton, director of the Jasper Public Library
Terms are for three years expiring August 31, 2017. Commissioner Carr moved to approve. Commissioner Freeman seconded. Motion passed.
- Review and approve recommendations for competitive library grants in State Fiscal Year 2015:
a) Approve Special Project Grants
Deborah Littrell requested approval FY 2015 Special Projects Grants based on the recommendations of the LSTA Grant Review Panel. She said that the top ranked grant applicant, the Harry Ransom Center, had withdrawn its application due to a staffing issue and staff were recommending substituting the Kirbyville Public Library application for award. Commissioner Freeman asked how an application entitled “Board Game Workshop” fit into the grant criteria and other libraries’ programs did not, such as an application from a library wishing to extend hours to Saturdays. Erica McCormick said that the grant application’s goals were to increase higher order thinking skills and social skills, and to provide alternative learning environments. Ms. Littrell said that libraries seek ways to attract teens and patrons of diverse socio and economic levels. Regarding the library requesting funding for Saturday hours, Ms. McCormick said the review panel had concerns that the library had not explored other options.
Responding to a question from Commissioner McAfee, Ms. McCormick said that past performance and audit findings are considered during the application process. Commissioner Givens expressed concerns about the abilities of smaller, more rural libraries competing for grants with larger urban libraries that may have more accomplished staff to write applications. Edward Seidenberg said all libraries can seek assistance from TSLAC staff during the application process. Mark Smith noted that a number of small libraries were recommended for grant awards and that the larger urban libraries have complex, diverse needs with a lot of people to serve.
After further discussion, Commissioner Pickett moved to accept the grants numbered 2 through 16 and awarding the remaining balance of approximately $5,200 to the City of Presidio Library:
Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin
Irving Public Library
Central Texas Library System
North Richland Hills Public Library
Chambers County Library System
Carrollton Public Library
Dallas Public Library
Plano Public Library System
Frisco Public Library
City of Wolfforth Library
University of North Texas
Schulenburg Public Library
The Process of Collaboration - A Circle of Ten Inc
Effie & Wilton Hebert Public Library
Corpus Christi Public Libraries
Kirbyville Public Library
City of Presidio Library
Total recommended funding: $617,697
Commissioner Carr seconded. Commissioner Givens said that if he votes against the motion it would not be to vote against a grant funding computer gaming at the library but against the process. Chairman Waters asked for a roll call vote. Motion passed 6-1 with Commissioner Givens voting against.
b) Approve Cooperation Grants
Deborah Littrell requested approval of funding for FY15 Library Cooperation Grants as recommended by the LSTA Grant Review Panel which evaluated and scored the applications and recommended the nine of the 11 applications for funding as follows:
Houston Public Library
Bell-Whittington Public Library
Central Texas Library System
Fort Worth Library
Smithville Public Library
Arlington Public Library System
Dallas Public Library
AMIGOS Library Services
Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library
Total recommended funding: $550,590
Commissioner Pickett expressed concerns about an application requesting funds to provide resources to produce video, print or music productions. Ms. Littrell said the grant fits a nationwide trend for libraries to create opportunities for people of all ages to engage with technology, and in this case to help local service organizations and to expand learning. Mark Smith said this type of activity is very vital and fits several of TSLAC’s identified strategic directions in the areas of technology, workforce skills, and civic engagement. Commissioner Holt said he would like to see the outcomes of the Dallas Public Library grant application of establishing and administering a GED Testing Center. After further discussion, Commissioner Carr moved to approve the grants. Commissioner Holt seconded. Motion passed.
c) Approve Texas Reads Grants
Deborah Littrell requested approval for FY 2015 Texas Reads Grants as recommended by the Texas Reads Grant Review Panel which reviewed 12 applications and recommended the nine for funding totaling $24,710.
Irving Public Library
Speer Memorial Library
Arlington Public Library System
The Library at Cedar Creek Lake
Tom Green County Library System
West Public Library
Corpus Christi Public Libraries
JR Huffman Public Library
Dallas Public Library
Total recommended funding: $24,710
Commissioner Carr moved to approve the grants. Commissioner Holt seconded. Motion passed.
d) Approve TexTreasures Grants
Deborah Littrell requested approval for FY 2015 TexTreasures Grants recommended by the Texas Collections Working Group. The commission received 22 applications and the panel recommended funding 13 totaling $231,008 as follows:
Southern Methodist University
University of North Texas
Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin
Austin Public Library
Austin Film Festival
Weatherford Public Library
Abilene Library Consortium
Beaumont Public Library System+
Texas State University-San Marcos
Houston Public Library
Total recommended funding: $231,008
Commissioner Givens moved to approve. Commissioner McAfee seconded. Motion passed.
e) Approve Impact Grants
Deborah Littrell requested approval for FY 2015 Impact Grants recommended by a new grant review panel which recommended funding 24 applications of the 27 received as follows:
Library (Focus Area)
El Paso Public Library (3)
Cedar Park Public Library (3)
Euless Public Library (2)
Bullard Community Library (2)
Pittsburg-Camp County Public Library (3)
University of Texas-Pan American (3)
Nueces County Keach Family Library (3)
Alpine Public Library (3)
Euless Public Library (3)
Irving Public Library (1)
Tyler Public Library (2)
Euless Public Library (1)
Plano Public Library System (2)
Corpus Christi Public Libraries (1)
Schulenburg Public Library (3)
Dickinson Public Library (2)
University of Texas at Arlington (1)
Tyler Public Library (1)
Dickinson Public Library (3)
Balch Springs Library-Learning Center (2)
Dublin Public Library (1)
Speer Memorial Library (3)
Arlington Public Library System (1)
Jacksonville Public Library (1)
Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library (3)
Total recommended funding: $206,624
Commissioner Freeman said she strongly disagreed with granting the Euless Public Library’s application entitled Preschool iPad Immersion, citing the American Academy of Pediatrician’s guidelines that children two years and younger should not have any interface with screen time because research shows that screen time interferes with young children’s cognitive development. Commissioner Holt and Chairman Waters said they hesitate to overrule the panel. Commissioner Givens moved to accept the list excluding the Euless Public Library and include the Rio Hondo Public Library application. Commissioner Freeman seconded. After discussion, Commissioner Carr asked Commissioners Givens and Freeman to amend the motion by eliminating the substitution of the Rio Hondo Public Library application. Commissioners Givens and Freeman agreed. Chairman Waters asked for a roll call vote. Motion passed with Commissioner Holt and Chairman Waters voting against.
- Report on agency financial information.
Donna Osborne presented a report on agency financial information. No action required or taken.
There being no further business before the commission, Chairman Waters adjourned the meeting at 1:09 p.m.