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by Steve Adler
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to Judge Eckhardt's July 3, 2019 letter concerning Palm School
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Response to Judge Eckhardt's July 3, 2019 letter concerning Palm School

Colleagues-

FYI, here is a response from Council Member Tovo and me to Judge Eckhardt's July 3, 2019 letter to the City Council concerning the Palm School.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172113.pdf

-S
by Steve Adler
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to inquiries on Council actions on homelessness
Replies: 0
Views: 717

Response to inquiries on Council actions on homelessness

I know that each of us is getting many constituent inquiries about what the Council recently did and anticipates to shortly do with respect to homelessness. Just FYI, I wanted to share what my office is sending in response to such inquiries. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/16-201907...
by Steve Adler
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Opening moment at our City Council Meetings
Replies: 0
Views: 1100

Opening moment at our City Council Meetings

Dear Colleagues, I have been thinking about the invocation at our City Council Meetings and have spoken with a sub quorum of Council. It is important that the Council makes it clear to the public that our opening moment is a celebration of diversity of thought in this city and that someone who walks...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 184 on June 20, 2019 Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 650

Item 184 on June 20, 2019 Agenda

Colleagues, I am posting below an updated version of item 184 for tomorrow's council agenda in order to give everyone as much time as possible to review the edits. I will also have copies available on the dais. I would like to thank my co-sponsors, the city staff, and community members who have prov...
by Steve Adler
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homelessness Related Items on June 20 Agenda
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Homelessness Related Items on June 20 Agenda

Colleagues, I had been asked by some stakeholder groups for more details on the Council’s actions related to homelessness and the impact of those actions on the tools available to police. I responded to those stakeholders with this document - http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/03-20190...
by Steve Adler
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Outline of 6/20/19 Council Meeting & 6/19/19 Special Called
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

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

The Work Session and Addendum Agenda have now posted, so here are a few updates and clarifications for the meetings next week. Tuesday, June 18 – Work Session at 9 am following our normal schedule (CM Kitchen and I will not be in attendance at Work Session) There are three meetings at which we could...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Outline of 6/20/19 Council Meeting & 6/19/19 Special Called
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Outline of 6/20/19 Council Meeting & 6/19/19 Special Called

Colleagues, As we begin planning for our final meetings before the July break, this is to outline to the public how and when I propose we hear our items. There are three meetings at which we could act on items from the June 20, 2019 Council agenda: - Wednesday, June 19th at 1:30 pm, a Special Called...
by Steve Adler
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed amendment to Item 45 June 6 Council Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 1012

Proposed amendment to Item 45 June 6 Council Agenda

Colleagues,

Please find proposed amendment language for Item 45 on today's, June 6th, Council Agenda as it concerns the current: Camping, Sit/Lie and Solicitation Ordinances.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 12534.docx
by Steve Adler
Wed May 29, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Responding to Alabama's abortion ban
Replies: 3
Views: 2192

Re: Responding to Alabama's abortion ban

I strongly condemn the action in Alabama and continue to be a strong supporter of reproductive healthcare. My concerns with using a boycott as a tool are similar to those raised by the posts of Mayor Pro Tem Garza, and Council Members Flannigan, Ellis, and Casar. Thank you Council Member Pool for dr...
by Steve Adler
Thu May 02, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 3460

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

Colleagues,

I offer the following amendments for discussion this afternoon: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 11235.docx
by Steve Adler
Thu May 02, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 2 Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

Re: May 2 Meeting

Colleagues, My proposed plan for today is for us to work off this as a base document, unless the will of the Council is otherwise. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/BF-20190502121659.pdf This document is one posted in back up by staff, which includes all action taken at the April 25th...
by Steve Adler
Thu May 02, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 2 Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

Re: May 2 Meeting

Colleagues,

I offer the following amendments for discussion this afternoon: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 11235.docx
by Steve Adler
Wed May 01, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 2 Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

May 2 Meeting

Colleagues, Thursday afternoon, beginning at 1 pm, we will pick up where we left off last week and finish discussing and voting on amendments to the answers and direction the Manager requested. As we’re picking up where we left off last week, and may only have three or four hours to complete our wor...
by Steve Adler
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7492

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues, As discussed, we will begin deliberation with the base document that I posted a couple weeks ago; This post offers Amendment A, which reflects the amendment elements set forth in yesterday's bulletin board post by CM Ellis and me; As it is believed these amendments may reflect the will o...
by Steve Adler
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7492

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues, Thanks for the hard work yesterday and for the many posts to the message board. We got through a lot of issues. Please try to post your amendments today, by close of business if at all possible, so that others have a chance to review and vet them before tomorrow. As we all prepare amendm...
by Steve Adler
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7492

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues, Several of you have asked for me to post the document related to Transition Area mapping that we distributed on the dais during yesterday’s works ession. The link is below. We anticipate offering amendments to this later today. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/08-20190423...
by Steve Adler
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7492

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues, I’m looking forward to discussion of the LDC Rewrite next week (on Tuesday and Thursday). In anticipation of several amendments (some already posted) to the base direction document that I posted on the 13th, I request that council members post any proposed amendments to the bulletin boar...
by Steve Adler
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7492

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues, I have posted here Word versions of the council policy direction document and future planning direction document to make it easier for you to propose amendments and changes. LDC Policy Direction: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/85-20190416113039.docx Future Planning (Adl...
by Steve Adler
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7492

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Thank you, Ann, for the draft of a Planning Section. Not too dissimilar from what we were doing, so we just made amendments to your draft (link below). Note that rather than putting the criteria, etc., for planning into the code, it seems more appropriate to do it by direction (resolution? in the bu...
by Steve Adler
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7492

LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues, As discussed at Thursday’s Council meeting, we have drafted a document which can serve as a base for amendments in order to provide the Manager the direction he requested. Linked here: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/F3-20190413152634.pdf - As was requested by several co...
by Steve Adler
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #33: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP)
Replies: 9
Views: 3712

Item #33: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP)

Colleagues, Re: Item #33: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP) To the extent possible, it would be really helpful if everyone would daylight proposed amendments prior to Thursday’s council meeting by bringing them to tomorrow’s work session or posting them on the message board before Wednesday even...
by Steve Adler
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 6228

Re: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions

Colleagues, Let’s get the Manager the policy guidance he requested with his five questions. If we do this part well and by the end of April, informed by the voluminous community, staff, and council work already done, I hope we can get some measure of LDC re-write done by year’s end. Thanks for the C...
by Steve Adler
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Planning Commission discussion item for 2/19 Work Session.
Replies: 0
Views: 1864

Planning Commission discussion item for 2/19 Work Session.

Colleagues, There is a discussion item listed on the Work Session for February 19 for us to address Planning Commission membership and appointments. As you remember, the terms of all Planning Commissioners expire in June 2019, but with the recent charter change, there is more flexibility for the tim...
by Steve Adler
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Ethical and Family-Friendly Work Environment Topics
Replies: 1
Views: 2286

Ethical and Family-Friendly Work Environment Topics

Colleagues, With Natasha leading (but out sick today), she and I, together with Delia and Ann, post this notice of items that we’re working to raise on the council agenda in March: 1. We’re working on a draft item from council that would point to providing greater discretion in determining under wha...
by Steve Adler
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members
Replies: 12
Views: 4779

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Re: CM Ellis appointment as alternate for CAMPO: It appears that the bylaws do allow Alternates and non-voting proxies to be appointed. See Section III of the bylaws: https://47kzwj6dn1447gy9z7do16an-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Bylaws-Amended-8.16-Signed.pdf The Joint Powers A...