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by Steve Adler
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Phased Approach Proposal
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Phased Approach Proposal

This post is from CM Tovo, CM Kitchen, CM Casar and Mayor Adler. We would like to thank all of our colleagues for weighing in and participating in this discussion regarding the City’s Camping and Obstruction ordinances. Thank you, in particular, to CM Ellis and CM Flannigan for urging us to focus on...
by Steve Adler
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule This Week
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Council Meeting Schedule This Week

As noted on a separate thread, here is the anticipated Council meeting schedule this week: Tuesday - no Work Session Wednesday - Work Session: will start at 1 pm in Council Chambers. The plan is for this to be a shorter than normal and we will save the Executive Session items for Thursday. - Special...
by Steve Adler
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution

Thank you to all of our colleagues who have worked very hard on this difficult issue and are continuing to find things that bring us together in this discussion. I look forward to the Council taking decisive action this week and setting expectations for City staff and the community on what next step...
by Steve Adler
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution

Council Member Casar and I want to thank our colleagues, Council Members Tovo and Kitchen, for working together with us as a sub-quorum on the issue of homelessness. We have considerably narrowed issues and generally agreed on direction. Thanks also for the help and suggestions from so many in the c...
by Steve Adler
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 1063

Re: Budget Adoption

Here are the two budget amendments that I plan to propose. - Census outreach - $200K in one time funds. Currently, the City and County have each contributed funds to hire a Census Program Manager. There is more money needed for outreach efforts. There are a variety of opportunities for grant or foun...
by Steve Adler
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 1063

Re: Budget Adoption

The post above should have said

"Please post all draft budget amendments to the message board on this string by noon on Monday, September 9". (not Sept 10)

-s
by Steve Adler
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 1063

Budget Adoption

Colleagues, As we prepare for budget adoption this week, here is how I would anticipate chairing the process, subject to the will of the council: — Please post all draft budget amendments to the message board on this string by noon on Monday, September 10. — The budget office sent out a form last we...
by Steve Adler
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Hearing - August 22nd
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Budget Hearing - August 22nd

Colleagues, As discussed today at work session, this Thursday, August 22nd, we are posted for a budget hearing as a part of our regularly scheduled council meeting. Consistent with our previous work session discussion, the council plans to take speakers on the budget beginning right after lunch. In ...
by Steve Adler
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Homelessness

Colleagues: We’re all going to want to be working together on homelessness so Council Members Tovo and Kitchen and I wanted to get something posted for us all to be able to work on if this is a forum on which you’d like to engage. This document, developed with the input of community members and our ...
by Steve Adler
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: August 8th, Item 75 Amendment
Replies: 0
Views: 319

August 8th, Item 75 Amendment

Colleagues, As I mentioned at the Council work session, I have an amendment to item 75 on the council agenda. I want to thank Council Member Tovo for bring this resolution. My amendment asks that the project be reviewed in the context of citywide needs and that staff consider a range of funding opti...
by Steve Adler
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council

Colleagues, In June, Council voted to create an Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council. Per the new ordinance, The Austin Water Oversight Committee may review issues related to the City’s water utility, including mission, scope, and responsibilities of relevant advisory commissions and task for...
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: 502

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: 1183

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: 1525

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: 948

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: 1273

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: 1443

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: 1443

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: 1350

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: 2484

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: 3899

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: 2305

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: 2305

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: 2305

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: 8124

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...