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by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Homelessness

Greg Thank you for your comments and for your participation in putting these thoughts together. I think we are all on the same page with both thoughts - that the best way to deter camping is to provide housing. AND with the value that we must prevent homelessness - we must provide housing and servic...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 92
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Item 92

Hello colleagues, I wanted to share the amendment language we have been working on for Item 92, found at the link below: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/4E-20190807175135.pdf I look forward to the additional discussion as we work to find ways to help provide our community more affor...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council

All

I also want to thank CM Pool for her offer to serve as Chair and CM Alter for her offer to serve as Vice Chair. I look forward to this Committee getting up and running.

Best Regards
Ann Kitchen
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council

All I would appreciate the opportunity to participate. I was a member of the first committee that addressed water issues, and would like to continue as a member of that committee. Thank you to CM Ellis for offering to chair and to CM Alter for bringing forward the creation of the Committee, and to C...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: August 8th Agenda Item #71
Replies: 0
Views: 213

August 8th Agenda Item #71

Colleagues I want to thank CM Tovo and cosponsors CM Renteria, Ellis, Alter, and Pool for bringing forward item #71 related to identifying opportunities for drinking fountains in the central part of the city. I look forward to our conversations next week and am proposing a small change that I think ...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Economic Development Corporation and Local Government Corporation IFCs
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Economic Development Corporation and Local Government Corporation IFCs

Thank you CM Tovo for moving forward with both of these important resolutions. I appreciate the opportunity (and am confirming) that I will be a co-sponsor on both resolutions.

Best Regards
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Sign Ordinance - Item 113
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Re: Sign Ordinance - Item 113

Colleagues,

We have a revised motion sheet (v2) linked below. I will distribute copies this morning. Thank you.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 095149.pdf

Ann Kitchen
City Council District 5
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Sign Ordinance - Item 113
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Sign Ordinance - Item 113

Colleagues, I intend to bring an amendment to Item 113 (sign ordinance) that makes certain limited allowances for off-premise signage at transit facilities in the public right-of-way. Below is a link to a rough draft, and my staff is working with the Law department to clarify and finalize the langua...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Housing-Focused Shelter
Replies: 0
Views: 785

Housing-Focused Shelter

Colleagues - I wanted to share with you all the information I sent out to D5 today (https://conta.cc/2XiIPPY): Dear Neighbors, People need a place to live. If Austin is going to address homelessness, the long-term answer is that people need a safe, healthy place to live. No person should have to liv...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Outline of 6/20/19 Council Meeting & 6/19/19 Special Called
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Re: Outline of 6/20/19 Council Meeting & 6/19/19 Special Cal

Hello colleagues, I too will not be attending council work session on Tuesday, 6/18/19, but want to go ahead and clarify my intent to pull Item #69: Purchasing- Butler Pitch and Putt golf course contract (postponed by Council on 6/6/19 to 6/20/19) for further discussion. Ann Kitchen City Councilmemb...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu May 23, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29
Replies: 4
Views: 2394

Re: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

Colleagues,

After working with the law department, below is a link to updated amendment language


http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 094801.pdf

Regards,
Ann Kitchen
Council Member District 5
by Ann Kitchen
Tue May 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29
Replies: 4
Views: 2394

May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

Colleagues,

Attached is the link to the amendment language I discussed at today's work session regarding Item #29:

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 164935.pdf

sincerely,
Ann Kitchen
Council Member District 5
by Ann Kitchen
Wed May 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 9th Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 2009

May 9th Meeting

Colleagues, I have prepared amendment language for two of our agenda items based on discussions at our recent work session. The first provides added direction to staff related to Item #8, Approving the proposed Dougherty Arts Center redevelopment site at Butler Shores Park. The direction can be foun...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed May 01, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 3796

Re: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting

Colleagues, Thank you Council Member Pool for your proposed amendments. I look forward to supporting them. Attached are links to my Land Development Code amendments and an additional backup for one of the amendments to help illustrate the issue. All but a few amendments you have already seen from la...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed May 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 2 Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 2244

Re: May 2 Meeting

Colleagues, Attached are links to my Land Development Code amendments and an additional backup for one of the amendments to help illustrate the issue. All but a few amendments you have already seen from last week. Look forward to our conversations tomorrow. Link to Kitchen Amendments: http://assets....
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7899

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues I am attaching two amendments for consideration tomorrow: 1. AMENDMENT #1: This is my original amendment, with some language added from CM Flannigan, Harper-Madison, and Renteria. I have taken their approach to transition zones, which asks the City Manager to consider options for mapping,...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7899

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues,

I've attached my initial proposed amendments related to provisions for Affordable Housing. Additional amendments are forthcoming.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 153111.pdf

Ann Kitchen
CM D5
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7899

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues, My amendments to the Mayor's proposal are found in the following document. Much of the content was part of my original post with some added comments from the community. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/C4-20190422160532.pdf Looking forward to our conversations tomorrow at...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7899

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues I am posting an Addition #2 specific to additional affordable housing policies to incorporate into the LDC. My previous posts listed affordable and income restricted housing as a subject that I think is important to address right now, as part of the policies we ask the City Manager to dev...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7899

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues,

The link below outlines "Addition 2. Affordable Housing" direction for consideration to be incorporated into the Council's policy document.


http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 81118.docx

regards,
CM Ann Kitchen
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7899

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues, We have prepared an updated version of the Planning Section of the Council Code Direction document. The edits by the Mayor are captured and we have included our original language related to selection of planning areas and process to be included as part of the code. Updated document can b...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7899

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues Thank you Mayor, for putting forward this document for all of us to work from. We have amended the document to add back in the planning direction we had suggested in the previous documents and discussed at Worksession. This language is the same language from 20170928-101 that was previous...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #33: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP)
Replies: 9
Views: 3994

Re: Item #33: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP)

Thank you Mayor for the suggestions. Colleagues, I intend to move approval of the ASMP with the staff-recommended amendments included in Exhibit B. I believe staff has done a good job including many of the recommended changes and that this is a good base motion from which we can proceed with any oth...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 6629

Re: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions

Hello all, In the spirit of providing clear direction and a level of specificity that helps us ensure success, I want to share some additional thoughts on specific policy direction language. The document ( http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/59-20190405160729.pdf ) demonstrates consider...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 6629

Re: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions

Colleagues Thank you all for your thoughtful comments - as we begin to think about the LDC policy direction we will be discussing soon, I wanted to respond to CM Alter and Pool and share two questions that I am asking staff related to providing more housing choices and developing and preserving affo...