05/07/18 Council Budget Hearings: Convention Center

05/07/18 Council Budget Hearings: Convention Center


>>WE HAVE THE COP INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE STATUS QUO RECOMMENDED BUDGET WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FORHE OPERATIONS OF YOUR DEPARTMENT AND JUST FOR THE VIEWING AUDIENCE IF YOU CAN EXPLAIN BRIEFLY WHAT YOUR DEPARTMENT DOES, IT RELATES TO SERVICE HAD THE CITY, AND THEN THE FLOOR IS YOURS. .>>GOOD AFTERNOON, I’M CHARLES STARKS, PRESIDENT AND CEO, OF THE MUSIC CENTER COPVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY. AND TO MY RIGHT IS HEIDI AND IN A NUTSHELL, OUR MISSION STATEMENT ON PAGE ONE TALKS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW WE DO WHAT WE TRY TO DO. WE MAKE SURE THAT THEY COME INTO TOWN, A BE MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO LEAVE TOWN, AND WE SEND THEM HOME HAPPY, AND THAT’S OUR GOAL TO TRY TO GET CONVENTIONS INTO TOWN, A SPEND MONEY WITH US. AS Y’ALL, THE MCC, RECEIVED NO MONEY FROM THE GENERAL FUND OR FROM METRO TAXPAYERS AT ALL. SO WE ARE SELF YOU HAVE, AND WHAT WE HAVE AS FAR AS STREAMS OF REVENUE THAT WE COLLECT, ALONG WITH OUR SEPARATE OPERATING REVENUE WE’RE NOT PART OF STATUS QUO BUDGET, BUT WE LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS AT THE CONVENES CENTER AUTHORITY. A COUP OF QUICK HIGHLIGHTS, WE’RE THE LAST BETWEEN YOU GETTING OUT OF HERE, WE WILL BE BRIEF AND RESPECTFUL OF ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT OUR TEAM AND WE WERE ABLE TO I CHIEF. WE WERE AWARDED FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VENUE MANAGERS, WHICH IS OUR RECOGNIZED TRADE ASSOCIATION, WORLDWIDE AS A VENUE EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR CONVENTION CENTERS WORLDWIDE. RECEIVED HAD A THIS LAST JUNE.>>THAT TELLS YOU HOW WE DO OPERATIONALLY AND WITH CUSTOMERS, WHAT IT REAL ANY PACT THE 250, PLUS NUMBER OF TEMP STAFF THAT WE HAVE BACK AT THE MUSIC CITY CENTER ALONG WITH THE CONTRACTORS THAT WE WORK WITH DOING AN OUTSTANDING JOB 365 DAYS A YEAR, I’M PROUD OF OUR TEAM WHAT THEY’VE ACCOMPLISHED, WE ARE THE YOUNGEST, WE ARE FIVE YEARS OLD IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. WE WERE THE YOUNGEST WINNER TO EVER WIN A VENUE GLYNNS AWARD IN LESS THAN FIVE YEARS, I THINK THAT OUR ENTIRE CITY SHOULD BE PROUD OF THAT. DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT, WHAT WE’VE HE SEEP SINCE WE OPENED THE BUILDING BACK IN 2013, IT WILL BE FIVE YEARS ON MY THE 20. WE’VE HOSTED OVER 1420 PLUS EVENTS, $1.6 BILLION IN DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THE CITY OF NASHVILLE, AND THAT AVERAGES OVER THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF $950,000 A DAY. SO WE’RE CERTAINLY LIVING UP TO WHAT OUR — OR EXCEEDING OUR EXPECTATIONS BUT LIVING UP TO AND EXCEEDING WHAT WAS EXPECTED THERE. IT SOUND GREAT WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN FIRST FIVE YEARS, BUT WHAT WE WANT THAT YOU CAN ABOUT IS THE AMOUNT OF BUSINESS WE HAVE PREBOOKED INTO THE FUTURE.>>WHAT FORMALLY HAPPENS IN ANY CONVENTION CENTER HAD NORTH AMERICA IN PARTICULAR. YOU HAVE TO BOOK A BUSINESS THAT’S THE BOOKS WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOOR. THAT TEND TO TAIL DOWN JUST SLIGHTLY AND THEN REACHES A LITTLE BIT LOWER, AND THAT BECOMES YOUR STABILIZED FUTURE BUSINESS BOOK IF YOU WILL THAT NUMBER ALWAYS TEND TO DECLINE FROM THE DAY YOU WERE OPEN, OURS HAS NOT ONLY CONTINUED TO RISE EVERY YEAR, WE HAVE TODAY MORE BUSINESS ON OUR BOOK FOR FUTURE YEARS THAN WE HAVE IN OUR FIVE YEAR HISTORY, WE HAVE CONVENTIONS BOOKED OUT TO 2028, AND WE HAVE PROPOSALS OUT TO 2034, AND WORKING WITH CUSTOMERS EVERY DAY IN THAT KIND OF TIME FRAME, THE FUTURE DOES LOOK EXTREMELY BRIGHT, SEEING ON THE HORIZON FOR US, AND WHAT WE’RE SAYING SEEING IN NASHVILLE, WITH THE BRANDING OF MUSIC LET, AND THE REPEAT OF CUSTOMERS IS QUITE PHENOMENAL. WE DON’T STOP TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO COME TO TOWN, AND SPEND MONEY WITH US, WE TAKE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND RESPONSIBILITY HEAVILY. I SHARE ONLY DIVERSITY NUMBERS, 40 PERCENT OF OUR TERMS WERE SPENT WITH EDE, FIRMS, THE SECOND QUARTER IS OUR LOWEST QUARTER SPENT BASED ON THE HOLIDAYS, AND THAT NUMBER JUMP SUBSTANTIALLY OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS OF THIS YEARS, AND FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL STANDPOINT, WE’VE TALKED ABOUT SOLAR PANELS, AND RAIN PANELS, IT TAKES CARE OF ABOUT 48 PERCENT OF OUR TOTAL USAGE FROM OUR RAIN WATER COLLECTION TANKS ARE ENOUGH FOR 37 HOUSEHOLD IN METRO NASHVILLE. ADDITIONALLY, WE DO NATED THIS PAST YEAR, ALMOST 34,000 POUND OF FOOD TO THE NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION, SO WHEN WE HAVE AN EVENT GOING ON AT THE CONVENTION CENTER AND WE HAVE EXCESS BANQUET FOOD LEFT OVER, THAT GOES OVER TO THE RESCUE MISSION, AND THEN WITH FOOD AND I WAS, WE COMPOSED 36,000 POUND OF FOOD LAST YEAR, AND WE LIKE TALKING ABOUT THE BEES, AND THE BEES PRODUCED ABOUT 60 POUNDS OF HONEY BEFORE THEY WENT INTO HIBERNATION, AND ALL FOUR HIDE ARE DOING QUITE WELL, AND THEY WERE FLYING AROUND ON THE ROOF, AND DOING WELL. THEY’RE IN GOOD SHAPE. WE’RE INVOLVED WITH METRO SCHOOLS, WE PARTNER WITH HUNTER’S LANE HIGH SCHOOL THROUGH THE ACADEMIES, DO A NUMBER OF EVENTS WITH THEM EACH YEAR, AND WE ALSO, BETWEEN DOING GUEST LECTURES, AND JOB SHADOWS, WE HAVE EIGHT STUDENTS THAT COME TO US FOR JOB SHADOWS, AND ON A METRO WIDE PERSPECTIVE. I TELL DR. JOSEPH EACH YEAR, ONE DAY A YEAR, WE GET TO HAVE THE LARGEST SCHOOL IN NASHVILLE, WE HOLD ALL NINTH GRADERS FOR A CAREER FAIR, AND ACADEMY FAIR SO THEY CAN GET AN IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT IN THEIR NEXT THREE YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL. IN THIS PAST YEAR IT WAS 7,000 NINTH GRADERS, AND NONPROFIT PROVIDERS, YOU’VE SEEN A PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF EVENTS COMING THROUGH, AND I THINK THAT MOST OF YOU, COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE BEEN THERE FOR THE MEETING OF NONPROFITS. TO FINISH ON A COUP OF QUICK NOTES. WE HAVE DO MORE CONSTRUCTION AT THE MUSIC CITY CENTER, WE’VE OPENED UP FRESH PICKED MARKET AND CALF ARE IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN THERE, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO STOP. ANYONE WHO HAS NOT BEEN DOWNTOWN I ENCOURAGE THEM TO STOP, WE’RE OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, AND WE’RE DOING SOME OTHER ENHANCEMENTS WE’RE INVOLVED WITH THE GARAGE AT 5TH AND BROADWAY, WE BOUGHT ANOTHER PARCEL OF LAND TO START WORKING AS AN AREA FOR TRUCKS TO STATEMENT IN ALONG WITH ONLY ADDITIONAL OFFSITE PARKING TO FREE UP THE CONGESTION AROUND THE CENTER AND AS WE CONTINUE TO WORK THROUGH THOSE OVER THE NEXT COUP OF YEARS AS TEST FINISH UP. AS WE LOOK AT HOW WE’RE GOING TO FINISH UP IN FISCAL 19, OPERATIONAL REVENUES, OR BIG BUCKETS ARE GOING TO BE FOOD AND BEFORE RANKING, AND RENTAL AND PARKING AND THEN FROM AN EXPENSE STANDPOINT, WE’LL ALSO BE IN PERSONNEL, WE ARE IN THE PEOPLE BUSINESS, THE NUMBER OF STAFF THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF GROUPS COMING IN AND ON THE OF THE CITY. SO WE’RE ALLS GOING TO BE A BIG STAFFING NUMBER FROM THERE, BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT WE DO. DO YOU HAVE ONLY INFORMATION. I WANT TO GO LIEU THOSE WITH TAX COLLECTIONS SO FAR WHERE WE ARE THIS YEAR, AND WHEN WE GET TO PAGE 14, WITH ARE WE SEE OUR TOTAL BUDGET NUMBERS COMING IN FOR FISCAL YEAR 19, AND THEN THE LAST COUPLE OF SLIDES TALKING ABOUT OUR CAPITAL COMMITMENTS AND WHAT WE HAVE IN THE COMING YEARS. WE DO A FIVE YEAR PLAN EACH YEAR THAT’S CORRUPT DATED AND WE TALK ABOUT FUTURE ANNUAL COMMITMENTS IN DEBT SERVICE, AND HOTEL PAYMENTS THAT WE HAVE. AND ON THE LAST SLIDE, PAGE 16, AND THEN WE’LL SHOW YOU THE TOTAL CAPITAL COMMITMENT THAT IS WEN’T AIS PATOVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, AND THAT OVER LOOK OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, AND THEN SORRY, ONE LAST THING CARE LADY, I DID NOT MENTION HOTEL DEVELOPMENT WE DO HAVE SOME INFORMATION HERE FOR THAT, ABOUT 5,000 ROOMS UNDER DEVELOPMENT IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA RIGHT NOW, ANOTHER 3,000 IN PLANNING, WE’LL SEE A COUPLE OF PROJECT OPEN UP HERE VERY SOON, AND VERY SORRY FOR THE LENGTHY IN THE ROW, AND THANK YOU ALL FOR WHAT YOU TO DO TO HELP US EACH DAY.>>YOU’RE FINE MR. STARKS.>>COUNCILMAN COOPER.>>IT’S A TREAT DO YOU HAVE YOU BACK. I’M AN AWED BY THESE NUMBERS, AND MAKING HOUR AN I UNDERSTAND THEM CORRECTLY, THAT YOU WILL RUN A PROBABLY 48 MERCHANDISE CASH SURPLUS BETWEEN TAXES AND THE OPERATING PROFITS, AND BOOKINGS ARE AS GOOD AS THEY’VE EVER BEEN AND THEN YOU HAVE A FIVE YEAR HUNDRED $40 MILLION CAPITAL BUDGET TO BE FUNDING. AND SO IF ALL OF THE NEXT YEARS WERE AS GOOD AS THIS IS YEAR, IT MIGHT BE $240 MILLION WORTH OF CASH, BUT A CASH NEED OF $140 MILLION BETWEEN NOW AND 2023. THAT WOULD BE MAINTAINING THAT SAME PACE, YES. IF YOU ALL ARE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THAT.>>YES.>>AND THEN THE REINVESTMENT OBVIOUSLY ON OF IT IS LUMP I WITH THE 5TH AND BROADWAY PROJECT, IT’S OVER $40 MILLION. YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’VE GOT A GOOD CAPITAL NEEDS NUMBER IN THAT REINVESTMENT IN THAT $140 MILLION THAT YOU’RE KEEPING THAT FACILITY OUT TO WHERE IT SHOULD BE.>>WE DO CURRENTLY UNLESS WE WERE TO SEE SOMETHING, I’LL GIVE YOU A QUICK EXAMPLE COUNCILMAN. WHEN WE CAME TO YOU LAST YEAR, AND GIVING YOU OUR ANNUAL REPORT. YOU WOULD NOT HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE SECURITY ENHANCE THE THAT IS WE DEAD DECIDED AS AN ORDER TO IMPROVE THIS AREA, IT WAS $5 MILLION OFF OF A HOME LAND SECURITY RECOMMENDATION, THERE’S CAPITAL THAT WE DIDN’T ANTICIPATE 2 OR 3, 4 YEARS AGO, WE CONTINUE TO SEE THOSE AREAS, AND CERTAINLY SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE ON, THE BUILD AS IT AGES A LITTLE BIT. AND WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE WHEN WE DEAID TO EXPAND SOME SPACE.>>YOU’VE PUT IN SOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT ESTIMATE ON ALL OF THOSE YEARS, AND IF EVERYTHING GOES WELL, BOOKS REMAIN STRONG, YOUR CASH BALANCE MAY GO UP $120 MILLION IN WENT 23 THE POTENTIALLY COULD. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU, SO MUCH COUNCILMAN >>COUNCIL LADY ALLEN >>THAT YOU MADAM CHAIR, AND MR. STARKS BEING HERE, AND BRINGING ALL OF THESE PEOPLE TO NASHVILLE.>>ONE QUESTION THAT WAS ASKED TO ME BY SOMEONE WHO RUNS A TOURIST ATTRACTION IS THAT THE WAY FINDING SIGNS ARE BECOMING DATED.>>AND ME CAN’T FIGURE OUT LIKE WHO’S THE KEEPER OF THOSE. TO YOU DETERMINE SOME OF THE QUOTE TOUR HE IS DEVELOPMENT MONEY, AND SPEND SOME OF IT OR IS THAT TOTALLY OUT OF YOUR PURVIEW. WHICH WAY FINDING SIGNS ARE YOU REFERENCING. THE BIG BROWN ONES, WITH THE GREEN BAND ACROSS THE BOTTOM THAT TELL YOU HOW TO FIND THINGS. IF WE BRING TOURISTS TO NASHVILLE, THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE BEING BUILD THAT DON’T SHOW UP ON THE SIGNS. AND I KNOW OF THE $0.06 ON THE HOTEL MOTEL TAX, IT SPECIFICALLY PHOTOS TO PAY OFF THE DEBT SERVICE, AND ANOTHER PENNY THAT HAVE GOES TO THE TOURIST PROMOTION, AND TO ME, IT SELLS LEAK IT SHOULD COME UNDER THAT CATEGORY, AND I DON’T KNOW IF. TWO PENNIES OF THAT GOES TO THE CONVENTION, AND VISITORS CORPORATION, AND ANOTHER PENNY OF THAT THAT GOES TO THE METRO GENERAL FUND THAT THE COUNCIL AND MAYOR DECIDE HOW TO SPEND THAT MONEY, AND YOU ALLOCATE THAT OUTS YOU SEE FIT. THOSE NUMBERS WERE PUT OUT COMBINATION OF PUBLIC WORKS AND THE DOWNTOWN PARTNER HIP. NOW WHO MAINTAINS THOSE ON A — ONCE A YEAR, BASIS WHATEVER, I’M NOT SURE ABOUT. SO IT DID COME UNDER TOURIST PROMOTION, THAT WOULD BE UNDER THE CBC, PERHAPS BUT NOT YOU. PERHAPS UP THE ONE PERCENT THAT GOES TO METRO, NOT UNDER US.>>WE’LL MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO GET TO ALL OF THOSE THINGS THANK YOU.>>COUNCIL WOMAN HANDER S HENH HENDERSON. I’M INTERESTED TO UNDERSTAND WITH YOUR EXISTING CAPITAL COMMITMENTS TO THE 40 MILLION TO 5TH AND BROADWAY. CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW THAT WORKS, AND WHY YOU ALL ARE MAKING THAT INVESTMENT.>>YES, WOULD BE HAPPY TO COUNCIL LADY. WHEN THE PROJECT WAS FIRST BEING WORKED ON AND THERE WERE REDEVELOPMENT CONVERSUS SAYINGS AND THE RFP’S, CAME OUT AND BACK IN, AND IN ORDER TO GET SOMETHING TO REALLY WORK BE AND GET A DEVELOPER THAT COULD GO IN THERE AND BILL THREE COMPONENTS THAT WE’RE IT TALKING ABOUT, THE LET TAIL, THE OFFICE AND ALSO THE RESIDENTIAL, THAT IN ORDER IT ON BE ABLE TO GET THIS PROJECT OFF THE GROUND THERE WAS SOME DELTA THERE, AND PARKING GARAGE WAS ONE OF THOSE. SO AT THAT TIME WE WERE ASKED TO TAKE A LOOK AT WOULD WE BE WILLING TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE PARKING GARAGE THAT WE WOULD OWN IN THAT FACILITY, THAT’S A PORTION OF OUR MONEY AND WE WERE GOING TO BUILD IT AND OWN IT, AND LEASE IT BACK FOR LEASE PAYMENTS, AND THE OTHER PART OF THE PAYMENTS WAS SOME WORK FOR THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL WHICH WE WERE ANSWER TO ENTER INTO A 20 YEAR AGREEMENT, TOUP DATE SOME SPACE THAT WAS THERE, WHERE THEY WERE GOING TO BE STAYING, AND WE AGREED THAT GETTING A ROOM BLOCK FROM THE RENAISSANCE WAS VERY BENEFICIAL TO US, AND WHEN AGREE. 38 HAD HAD IS THE TOTAL NUMBER, 34 AND A HALF FOR THE GARAGE, AND 4 MILLION IS GOING TO THE HOTEL PROP.>>CAN YOU SPEAK TO 424 LAFAYETTE.>>WE PURCHASED A PIECE OF LAND AT 424 LAFAYETTE, AND IT’S AT 24 AND ELM, AND WHAT WE’RE LOOKING TO DO IS USE THAT PIECE OF LAND OFFSITE WHEN WE NEED PARK, AND MORE IMPORTANT IS A MARSHALLING YARD IS THAT WHEN TRUCKS ARE COMING IN FOR SHOWS, WE HAVE A PLACE TO STAGE THEM, INSTEAD OF THEM STOPPING WHEREVER THEY MAY CHOOSE, AND HOLD THEM THERE UNTIL WE CALL THEM TO COME OVER TO THE FACILITY. IT WOULD BE A JOINT PARKING AND OPPORTUNITY, ALONG WITH A MARSHALLING YARD FOR US. CURRENTLY IT’S JUST A SURFACE LOT FOR STAGING. IT’S A SURFACE LOT WITH GRASS ON IT. WE’RE IN PROCESS OF GETTING PLANS FINALIZED. WE’VE ALREADY BEEN WITH CODES AND WE SHOULD START WORK THERE AND.>>YOU’RE GOING TO BUILD MORE STRUCTURED PARKING.>>IT WILL BE JUST A SURFACE LOT. YOU’RE JUST IMPROVING THE SURFACE LOT. YES, RIGHT NOW, IT’S JUST A GRASSY FIELD.>>HOW MANY STRUCTURED PARKING SPACES ARE YOU BUILDING AT 5TH AND BROADWAY AND AT WHAT COST PER SPACE. THERE’S ABOUT 800 TOTAL SPACES SO 34 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS, SO IT WILL BE SOMEWHERE AROUND 42, 43 A SPACE. WHERE $2,000 A PARKING SPACE.>>SOMEWHERE IN THAT /TPHAEB HOOD, >>/TPHAEUB /TPHAEUB /TPHAEUB /TPHAEUB /TPHAEUB /TPHAEUB /TPHAEUB /TPHAEUB /TPHAEUB /TPHAEUB / NEIGHBORHOOD. I FAUX THAT THEY CAN COST WELL OV30,000 A SPACE, AND I THINK THAT IT IS’S GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY TO HEAR THAT, AND RECOGNIZE THE COST OF STRUCTURED PARKING.>>THAT’S ALSO UNDERGROUND STRUCTURED PARKING.>>VERSUS, ABOVE GROUND UNDERSTOOD, ABSOLUTELY. SO WHEN YOUR BOARD COMES TOGETHER INTO THAT COP VERSUS SAYINGS, AND I RECOGNIZE THAT THE LOCATION OF 5TH AND BROADWAY WAS THE FORMER OLDER CONVENTION CENTER AND THAT’S WHY YOU’RE ENGAGED THERE. FOR YOUR PURPOSES AT THE CONVENTION CENTER, DO YOU FEEL THAT THE STRUCTURED PARKING THAT YOU HAVE AT PRESENT, WHEN YOU HAVE A MAJOR CONVENTION CENTER AND EVENT ET CETERA, HOW ARE YOU KIND OF FROM A CAPACITY STANDPOINT. DO YOU HAVE SOME SHARED ARRANGEMENT IN FUNDING THIS WITH 5TH AND BROAD OR WILL YOU ADMINISTER THAT OR SHARE THAT PARKING IN ANY WAY? OR IS THAT JUST SOLERY GOING TO BE FOR 5TH AND BROADWAY DEVELOPMENT. SOLELY FOR THE 5TH AND BROADWAY, NOT OVERFLOW FOR THE MUSIC CITY CENTER.>>WILL YOU GUARANER ANY REVENUE FOR THAT. THERE’S A LEASE ARRANGEMENT WHERE WE’RE PAYING THAT BACK.>>THERE ARE SOME OTHER ARRANGEMENTS IN HOW THEY PAY US BACK OUR MONEY. THANK YOU SO MUCH. COUNCILMAN RHOTEN.>>THANK YOU MR. STARKS FOR BEING HERE. I WILL GO FOR A WEEK AND YOU WON’T HAVE ANY CONVENTIONS AND THEN TWO WEEKS LATER YOU WILL ARE THE WHOLE PLACED PACKED, AND DO YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTY IN THE MARKETPLACE GETTING EMPLOYEES FOR YOU, AND IF SO, EMPLOYEES ISSUE FOR YOU, GETTING EMPLOYEES ALL AT ONE TIME, OR DO YOU HAVE A TEMP SERVICE, OR HAVE THEM READY TO COME WORK FOR YOU. IF YOU COULD DISCUSS THAT. WOULD BE HAPPY TO. BETWEEN CCA, STAFF, AND OUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONTRACTOR, WE HAVE ABOUT 250 FULL TIME STAFF CURRENT WILL HE AND ABOUT 330 PART TIME AND THE PART TIME ARE PRETOMORROW 90 I ALL IN BANQUETS, AND THEY WILL WORK IN A HOST OF DIFFERENT LOCATIONS THEY MAY SERVE BREAKFAST AT THE OMNI, AND LUNCH AT THE CITY CENTER, AND THEN DINNER AT OPRY LAND. WHAT WE DO IS STAFF THE BUILDING TO BE ABLE ON HANDLE WHAT THE FORMAL SMALL BUSINESS LEVEL, IF YOU COULD CALL IT THAT WOULD BE, SO WE’VE GOT ENOUGH SECURITY, ENOUGH HOUSEKEEPING, ENOUGH ENGINEERING, CULINARY ET CETERA TO HANDLE THINGS, EXCEPT FOR THE PEAKS, IT IS WILL. FOR THAT, WE USE CONTRACT COMPANIES. WE HAVE A CONTRACT JANITORIAL SERVICE, A CONTRACT FASTIT EAST SETUP LABOR, AND WE HAVE A CONTRACT SECURITY COMPANY THAT SETS UP OUR TEAM ON AN ON CALL TEAM. ONE BEAUTY OF WORKING SO MANY YEARS, IT’S NOT LIKE WE KNOW THAT THEY’RE COMING UP UNEXPECTEDLY, WE ARE ABLE TO SCHEDULE OUR CONTRACTORS, WE HAVE NEVER BEEN FULLY STAFFED. CULINARY IN PARTICULAR, WE’RE CONSTANTLY, LIKE YOU READ AND HEAR ABOUT AROUND THE CITY. WE’VE NEVER BEEN FULLY STAFFED DURING THAT TIME. WE DO WAGE SURVEYS EAVE YEAR, WE DO COST OF LIVING, VERSUS, A VERY COMPETITIVE I’M PROUD TO SAY THAT FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE WE ARE IN THE UPPER TIER OF THAT. WOULD HE THINK THAT’S IMPORTANT, WE’VE SHOWN THAT WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE, WOULD HE HAVE BEN ABLE TO ACHIEVE FROM OUR TEAM, OR ACCOMPLISH, AND BENEFITS ARE A KEY COMPONENT OF THAT. WE PROVIDE ALL OF OUR STAFF BUS PASSES SO THEY CAN RIDE THE BUS OR TRAIN FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS THAT’S HOW THEY COMMUTE TO WORK. AND THAT’S ONE OF OUR REASONS FOR INVOLVEMENT, LIKE HUNTER’S LANE, AND WE’RE INVOLVED IN NASHVILLE STATE, IN THEIR TWO YEAR PROGRAM, AND TENNESSEE STATE, WITH THEIR FOUR YEAR PROGRAM, TRYING TO RECRUIT, AND KEEP PEOPLE IN TOWN ONCE THEY GET HERE, AND IT’S A CHALLENGE FOR US EVERY SINGLE DAY. I HOPE THAT ANSWERED EVERYTHING. THANK YOU. COUNCILMAN.>>SEEING NO OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS SEEKING RECOGNITION, COUNCILMAN GLOVER.>>I WANT TO SAYING BEFORE YOU ADJOURN US FOR THE EVENING. I DON’T HAVE A QUESTION ON THIS. OKAY. THANK YOU, SO MUCH MR. STARKS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH COUNCIL LADY.>>AND I WANT TO THANK THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND ALSO THE COUNCIL MEMBERS. TOMORROW MAY EIGHT, MAY NINE, MAY TEN, WE’LL CONTINUE WITH OUR FISCAL YEAR 2018-19 OPERATING BUDGET HEARINGS. AS I STATED IN THE BEGINNING, WE IMPLEMENTED ON SHARE POINT WHERE ALL OF US CAN BE ON THE SAME ACCORD AND IT’S GOING TO SERVE AS A REPOSITORY FOR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS THAT WE SEEK AS IT RELATES TO THE OPERATING PROCESS AND PER RULE WE’RE ONLY GOING TO BE DISCUSSING THE OPERATING BUDGET. WANT TO THANK DIRECTOR LOMAX O’DNEAL, AGAIN, AND COUNCIL STAFF AGAIN FOR MAKING HOUR THAT WE HAD OUR MATERIALS READY ON THE FIRST DAY OF BUDGET HEARINGS, CLAPPING FOR THAT. AND OKAY, COUNCILMAN GLOVER BEFORE WE ADJOURN >>THANK YOU, CHAIR. I REALIZE THAT WE HAVE A VERY COMPLICATED BUDGET THIS YEAR, AND I GET IT, BUT, WE WERE WARNED WHERE WE WERE GOING TO BE OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, AND FRANKLY, I THINK THAT WE OWE IT TO THE EMPLOYEES TO REALLY BE DILIGENT ON THE WAY THAT WE LOOK AT THIS, ON THE COLA. AND SO I KNOW, I SPENT THE WEEKEND, I’LL SPEND NEXT WEEKEND, I’M GOING TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME COMBING THROUGH THIS. AND I JUST HOPE THAT WE WILL KEEP AN OPEN MIND BECAUSE, I THINK THAT OUR EMPLOYEES DESERVE US TAKING EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO HONOR WHAT OUR WORD IS OF THE T /THA THAT’S IMPORTANT TO ME.>>AND IT IS, IT’S WITH SAYING, THAT WE HAVE SOME DIFFICULT CHOICES TO MAKE, AND OUR POLITICAL WILL BE TESTED THIS BUDGETARY CYCLE OF THE SHARE POINT WILL AFFORD US TO BE ON THE SAME PAGE, AN I’M NOT SUGGESTING THAT DEPARTMENTS DO THIS. BUT BY TIME ON BUDGET AND FINANCE I ASK A QUESTION TO A DEPARTMENT, YOU MAY ASK A QUESTION TO THE DEPARTMENT, AND WHEN WE COMPARE NOTES WE’VE RECEIVED TWO DIFFERENT ANSWERS. SO IN AN EFFORT OF MAKING SHE YOUR THAT WE’RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE, AND GETTING THE I’M INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE TO WORK OFF ONTO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS AS WE PROCEED THROUGH THE BUSARY PROCESS, TO ANY TIME YOUR QUESTIONS TO DANIELLE, AND COPY THEM TO MIKE, AND WE’LL GET THEM OVER TO THE RESPECTIVE DEPARTMENT HEAD SO IT CAN BE CATALOGED AT ANY POINT IN TIME, COUNCIL MEMBER HENDERSON KNOW WHAT I’M ASKING, AND WE HAVE NOT ALWAYS BEEN AFFORDED THAT OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE ACCESS TO ONE ANOTHER’S INFORMATION. SO I THINK THAT IT’S GOING TO BE CRITICAL THIS BUDGETARY CYCLE. WITH THAT SAID, THANK YOU, COMMITTEE MEMBERS, THANK YOU COUNSI MEMBERS, AND I WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW AT 4 O’CLOCK, 1600. WE ARE ADJOURNED.>>[ MUSIC PLAYING ]. ♪ ♪.>>THIS HAS BEEN A SERVICE OF THE METRO NASHVILLE NETWORK. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PRESENTATION TEN, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS AND OTHER PROGRAMS. VISIT NASHVILLE.GOV.>>

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