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by Greg Casar
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Homelessness

Thank you all for creating this document, and I appreciate how closely you worked with me to make sure it reflected our shared path forward to addressing the challenge of homelessness, with the goal of ending homelessness in Austin. I support (and have supported) all of the past and new programs lis...
by Greg Casar
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Abortion Access Press Conference Monday 8/19
Replies: 0
Views: 223

Abortion Access Press Conference Monday 8/19

Colleagues, I’m writing to make sure you’re aware of a press conference regarding abortion access & the city budget on Monday August 19th at 1:30 PM in the City Hall media room. I understand that the reproductive justice organizations (who are hosting and organizing the event) have invited several C...
by Greg Casar
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 78 on 6/19 Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 824

Item 78 on 6/19 Agenda

Colleagues, I plan on making the following small amendment to Item 78. I want to recognize Central Health’s important contribution to the community on Red River, while also making it very clear that specific entitlements are not a part of this agreement. I've conferred with ATD staff and they do not...
by Greg Casar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homelessness Related Items on June 20 Agenda
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

Re: Homelessness Related Items on June 20 Agenda

Colleagues,

I would like to include the following additional direction with Item 185. I believe this will help us measure the results/impacts of changing the ordinances.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 152236.pdf

Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homelessness Related Items on June 20 Agenda
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

Re: Homelessness Related Items on June 20 Agenda

Colleagues: Thank you to everyone for participating in a robust conversation two weeks ago regarding the ordinances related to homelessness. Also, thanks to the Mayor for the document above. Based on our conversation at Council and conversations in the community, we’ve posted updated ordinance langu...
by Greg Casar
Thu May 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution to boycott Alabama.
Replies: 9
Views: 3858

Re: resolution to boycott Alabama.

In my post, I neglected to recognize CM Flannigan's previous post in this thread. I apologize; it was an unintentional oversight. I concur with CM Flannigan's perspective as well, and look forward to working together on our shared goals.

Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu May 23, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution to boycott Alabama.
Replies: 9
Views: 3858

Re: resolution to boycott Alabama.

Thank you, Mayor Pro Tem Garza, for your post. Boycotts are an important tactic for making social change. In the case of Arizona’s anti-immigrant SB 1070, the City of Austin participated in a boycott coordinated and heavily supported by immigrant rights activists in Arizona. In the case of the recen...
by Greg Casar
Wed May 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29
Replies: 4
Views: 2395

Re: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

Colleagues, See below my two amendments to Item #29. First, I am open to requiring reinvestment of certain fees and revenue to the Rainey area. However, I’d like the City Manager to ensure that such a change does not negatively impact funding needs for other citywide priorities- with an eye toward e...
by Greg Casar
Wed May 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 9th Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 2013

Re: May 9th Meeting

Colleagues, Here are the motions that I plan to present for Item 27 (Affordability Unlocked). As I described yesterday, it includes an amended base motion that includes the planning commission recommendations on minimum site area and screening/design, clarifications to that language to ensure the ou...
by Greg Casar
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7899

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

From Greg and Delia: Colleagues, Find here, three amendments to the document posted by the Mayor. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/FB-20190418181317.pdf The first amendment relates to our citizen commissions. Our commissions did hard, diligent work improving prior land development co...
by Greg Casar
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:38 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, I will be offering the following amendment to the ASMP map and table. I’ve included some background information in the document and below. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/5B-20190410163659.pdf The amendment would direct the staff to remove the connectivity barrier (somet...
by Greg Casar
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:21 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, I have done my best to create a new, comprehensive document that includes everyone’s input on how we can move forward together. This document reflects suggestions by all who have posted so far. This way, we can make edits to just one document together, and then pass this document as answ...
by Greg Casar
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #14 (3/28) - Amendments to SD23 Mobility Outcome
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

Re: Item #14 (3/28) - Amendments to SD23 Mobility Outcome

These amendments look great, CM Ellis. Looking forward to discussing them.

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 6629

Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions

Colleagues, We both appreciated the conversation at yesterday’s work session. In the spirit of that conversation, here is a preliminary set of answers from us both (CM Casar and MPT Garza) to Manager Cronk’s questions. Our answers are structured as selecting an “Option” and then providing Additional...
by Greg Casar
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Affordability Unlocked Resolution
Replies: 8
Views: 4926

Re: Affordability Unlocked Resolution

Council Member Kitchen, Thank you for sharing your amendments. I am working now to incorporate what I believe is the intent of all of your amendments, but some have different specifics or are in a different format. I will hand out the newly amended version of the resolution on the dais when it’s rea...
by Greg Casar
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Affordability Unlocked Resolution
Replies: 8
Views: 4926

Re: Affordability Unlocked Resolution

Thank you, Council Member Kitchen, for posting your proposed edits. I am reviewing them now.

Greg
by Greg Casar
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Affordability Unlocked Resolution
Replies: 8
Views: 4926

Re: Affordability Unlocked Resolution

Colleagues, Here is version 2 (version 1 is in backup) of the Affordability Unlocked resolution, which I will go over during work session: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/3E-20190219090218.pdf Also, here is my presentation from the 2/5 work session: http://assets.austintexas.gov/aus...
by Greg Casar
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Feb. 12, 2019 Housing and Planning Committee Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 2307

Re: Feb. 12, 2019 Housing and Planning Committee Meeting

Colleagues, the backup to Item 5 of the February 12 Housing and Planning Committee meeting agenda was posted on Monday. For those of you planning on attending the meeting, please review here: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/c ... 12-hpc.htm
by Greg Casar
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Affordability Unlocked Resolution
Replies: 8
Views: 4926

Affordability Unlocked Resolution

Colleagues, I am excited to be proposing a resolution to create a new affordable housing bonus program for the February 21 Council Meeting. I have asked Mayor Pro Tem Garza, Council Member Harper-Madison, and Council Member Renteria to co-sponsor this resolution. We have worked extensively with Aust...
by Greg Casar
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Feb. 12, 2019 Housing and Planning Committee Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 2307

Feb. 12, 2019 Housing and Planning Committee Meeting

Colleagues, I want to invite you to attend the Housing and Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 10am-1pm in the City Council Chambers. The Committee will discuss NHCD’s plan to implement the Austin Strategic Housing Blueprint, including the Consolidated Plan and 2018 Affordable Housin...
by Greg Casar
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution on Sexual Assault for the Jan. 31 Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 1884

Re: Resolution on Sexual Assault for the Jan. 31 Meeting

Thank you Council Member Alter, for your efforts bringing this item forward. Colleagues, below please find a public statement from Council Member Alter, Council Member Kitchen, Mayor Adler, MPT Garza, and myself, regarding our sponsorship of this resolution: “We believe survivors of sexual assault d...
by Greg Casar
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members
Replies: 12
Views: 5031

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Thanks, everyone, for sharing your preferences.

I currently serve on the following and would like to maintain my positions:
- Housing and Planning Committee, Chair
- Judicial Committee, Vice Chair
- Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Member

Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 11/29/18 Meeting – Item 42 Amendment
Replies: 0
Views: 2550

11/29/18 Meeting – Item 42 Amendment

Colleagues,

Below is my proposed amendment for Item 42, the resolution on housing and domestic care services. I hope the item can pass on consent with this amendment.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 170002.pdf

Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 16 on 11/15/18 Agenda -- Office of Police Oversight
Replies: 0
Views: 2435

Item 16 on 11/15/18 Agenda -- Office of Police Oversight

Colleagues,

Please find below the amendments I am offering on Item 16 today that I mentioned during Work Session.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 094456.pdf

I look forward to discussing these with you at today's Council Meeting.

Thanks,
Greg