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by Leslie Pool
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council

Mayor, thanks for the prompt about the new Water Oversight Committee and also much appreciation for CM Alter's work to constitute this new oversight entity. I would like to reaffirm my interest in serving on the new committee. I'm vice chair of Audit & Finance and AE Oversight and, as I do not curre...
by Leslie Pool
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool Budget Priorities
Replies: 0
Views: 380

CM Pool Budget Priorities

Colleagues: This will be the last fiscal year before the effect of the 3.5% revenue cap imposed upon our city by the state legislature is fully realized. That means striking an appropriate balance this budget season between setting aside revenue for the stormy days ahead and shoring up important inv...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Working on an Equity & Women’s Rights agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Working on an Equity & Women’s Rights agenda


Colleagues, in light of recent events in Texas and around the country, I am working on an Equity & Women’s Rights agenda to bring forward sometime in the fall for action. I wanted to give you an idea early on in this process to invite you to join me in crafting the agenda. For example, under the le...
by Leslie Pool
Sat May 25, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Responding to Alabama's abortion ban
Replies: 3
Views: 2420

Re: Responding to Alabama's abortion ban

postscript ... I hope you will join me, my co-sponsors, and key advocates - NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, Lilith Fund, and Planned Parenthood Greater Texas - in supporting this resolution. Please let me know if you have any additional feedback - thanks!

Best,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Sat May 25, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Responding to Alabama's abortion ban
Replies: 3
Views: 2420

Responding to Alabama's abortion ban

Colleagues: I wanted to make sure anyone looking for the resolution in the previous thread is able to find it easily here, below. Thank you again for participating in the important dialogue around the resolution I have drafted in response to Alabama’s newly signed anti-abortion law. I believe that t...
by Leslie Pool
Thu May 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution to boycott Alabama.
Replies: 9
Views: 3858

Re: resolution to boycott Alabama.

Colleagues, since posting my original message about boycotting Alabama, I have received a tremendous amount of support. I have also worked hard to draft a resolution that takes into account the feedback and concerns that have been raised. For example, the resolution clearly states that we oppose the...
by Leslie Pool
Tue May 21, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution to boycott Alabama.
Replies: 9
Views: 3858

Re: resolution to boycott Alabama.

MPT Garza, thank you very much for your feedback. I see this boycott as being very similar to Austin's boycott of Arizona from 2010-2018 - a boycott that I supported and one that was in effect for four years after we started the new 10-1 council until City Manager Cronk lifted it last year. So there...
by Leslie Pool
Fri May 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution to boycott Alabama.
Replies: 9
Views: 3858

resolution to boycott Alabama.

Colleagues, In response to Alabama’s newly signed anti-abortion law – the most restrictive in the country – I am drafting a resolution for the June 6 Council agenda that would prohibit the city from doing business with Alabama, including any staff travel to the state for meetings or conventions. Ala...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 3801

Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting

Colleagues, After listening to the concerns of Flood Mitigation Task Force members and residents in District 7, I am bringing amendments that include environmental protections and floodplain regulations as stated priorities in our new code. I salute my colleagues for their commitment to protecting A...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:58 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 posted here speak to my overall desire to get back to the basics of what the City Manager and our staff are asking us to do: give broad policy direction for the land development code rewrite and mapping. Over the past several weeks, we have debated the questions posed in th...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:18 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, here is the link to the text of an amendment I will offer tomorrow. It covers the work that CM Kitchen and I did to ensure our Land Development Code includes District-area (Small Area) Planning. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/F6-20190423152645.pdf I will have additional...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Climate Resilience Resolution for our May 9 agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 1850

Climate Resilience Resolution for our May 9 agenda

Colleagues, We have all been reading about the existential threats facing us in regards to climate change. I have drafted a resolution that seeks to build in resiliency throughout our community to help us better prepare and respond to severe climate events. I welcome your input on this resolution an...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:30 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)

Colleagues, as promised earlier today in our work session, here are the amendments that I will offer on Thursday. My staff worked with the ASMP team to vet the amendments. They helped craft the wording offered here and have no objections to them being adopted. Amendments: Language on Transit Priorit...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:23 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: I appreciate all the posted comments and proposals that will prepare us for our discussions, and I am in general agreement with much of it. I would like to share this addition to our collective direction from CM Kitchen and myself. -- Leslie From Leslie & Ann: We agree with the Mayor’s c...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:27 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, thanks for your thoughtful comments here. I am in general agreement throughout, in particular with the Mayor's added and specific language relating to policy goals and long-range planning. I am especially supportive of putting the new measuring tool from the UT Gentrification report, "Up...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:24 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, thanks for your thoughtful comments here. I am in general agreement throughout, in particular with the Mayor's added and specific language relating to policy goals and long-range planning. I am especially supportive of putting the new measuring tool from the UT Gentrification report, "Up...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Affordability Unlocked Resolution
Replies: 8
Views: 4926

Re: Affordability Unlocked Resolution

CM Casar, thank you for laying out your resolution at work session today. I would like to add my name to the resolution as a co-sponsor, if you have a spot available. I definitely support revising our development bonus program so that we require developers to provide more affordable units when the c...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution on voting procedures to Feb 7 council meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Re: Resolution on voting procedures to Feb 7 council meeting

Thanks so much, CM Flannigan, for signing on. We have one more spot for a co-sponsor if anyone else would like to join, please note here or let me or Amy Smith know.

Appreciate everyone's support on this item!

Best,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution on voting procedures to Feb 7 council meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Resolution on voting procedures to Feb 7 council meeting

Colleagues, I am bringing forward a resolution for February 7 that calls for the City Manager and the City Clerk to explore best practices regarding municipal bodies’ voting procedures. My thanks to Mayor Adler and Council Member Kitchen for joining me in this effort and I welcome anyone else who wo...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members
Replies: 12
Views: 5030

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

All, thanks for posting. I would like to stay on the committees I'm currently on and would like to make a change: - Audit and Finance Committee - CHAIR (member currently and was VICE CHAIR when CM Troxclair was on leave) - Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee - I'm chair currently and would lik...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #15 - Proposed Amendments, City's State Leg. Program
Replies: 2
Views: 3414

Re: Item #15 - Proposed Amendments, City's State Leg. Progra

Good morning! I support including both of your proposed amendments to the City's 2019 Legislative Agenda, CM Houston. I wanted to signal my support to you publicly as I will, regrettably, miss our Oct 18 council meeting. I will be attending the National Habitat Conservation Plan Coalition annual mee...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Sept. 20 Meeting - District 10 Zoning Case Postponement
Replies: 6
Views: 7444

Re: Sept. 20 Meeting - District 10 Zoning Case Postponement

CM Alter, I support your request for a postponement on Sep 20 of the instant case. Travel safely!

Regards,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Precourt and MLS: Pitting City Against City
Replies: 0
Views: 4147

Precourt and MLS: Pitting City Against City

Colleagues, I have been outspoken on the many parts of the Precourt proposal about which I have major concerns, such as providing tax-free property and below-market rent. I still have these concerns and plan to discuss them tomorrow. However, I wanted to take a moment to talk about another aspect of...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: amendments for item 111 - CodeNext resolution
Replies: 0
Views: 2202

amendments for item 111 - CodeNext resolution

Colleagues, I'm attaching a red line of amendments I'll offer for consideration on the dais tomorrow. I want to be sure we have an opportunity to review our past efforts relating to the code rewrite - a "lessons learned," if you will - so I've included language directing the City Auditor to review t...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: McKalla Place Amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 2909

Re: McKalla Place Amendments

Colleagues, I wanted to post an update with some of the materials I promised yesterday. For several weeks, I have had my staff work on an extensive analysis of the potential costs and community benefits related to this proposal. In an effort at full transparency, I am making these worksheets fully a...