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by Christopher Hutchins
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Re: transportation improvements, McKalla Place
Replies: 0
Views: 3015

Re: transportation improvements, McKalla Place

From CM Houston: Thank you Council Member Garza for the amendments regarding Capital Metro, Parking and other Site Coordination Issues. On page 4, specifically regarding the proposed funding for the bus/transit facilities: “PSV may request credit (for the value of transit improvements made, or direc...
by Christopher Hutchins
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CodeNEXT topics from CM Houston
Replies: 0
Views: 2342

CodeNEXT topics from CM Houston

Colleagues: The Draft 3 zoning chapter and map, as well as the program of recommendations put forth by the Planning Commission, are extremely challenging for members of the community who do not have the time, language or access to industry professionals to assist them understand the nuances of the i...
by Christopher Hutchins
Mon May 28, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Codenext Topics
Replies: 6
Views: 6320

Re: Codenext Topics

Colleagues as we prepare to listen to the public comment this week, here are a few topics that I would like to see added to our conversations: • Equitable distribution of housing density throughout the city • Number of units allowed per lot (depending on the size) in residential zones 2 - 4 • Parkin...
by Christopher Hutchins
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 89 on the 3.22.2018 Council Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 2479

Item 89 on the 3.22.2018 Council Agenda

Council Member Houston will be requesting a time certain of 6 pm for item 89 at the 3.22.2018 Council Meeting.
by Christopher Hutchins
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 88 on the 3.22.2018 Council Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 2372

Item 88 on the 3.22.2018 Council Agenda

On Thursday March 22nd, Council Member Houston will be requesting a postponement for Item # 88 to April 26th.
by Christopher Hutchins
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Items 18 and 20 November 2nd/ November 9th addendum
Replies: 0
Views: 3067

Items 18 and 20 November 2nd/ November 9th addendum

Items 18 and 20 on the November 2nd Council Meeting Agenda were to be postponed to the November 9th agenda. This was communicated by Staff to the community as early as October 9th. This zoning case is approximately 3 years old requested by the community and initiated by the Urban Renewal Board. Ther...
by Christopher Hutchins
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Indigenous Peoples' Day Revised Draft Rsolution
Replies: 0
Views: 2672

Indigenous Peoples' Day Revised Draft Rsolution

All, Council Member Houston wanted to share with everyone that she has revised the Indigenous Peoples' Day draft resolution to say: 2nd whereas clause: ...States now recognize Columbus Day also as Indigenous Peoples' Day... 1st be-it-resolved clause: ...hereby recognizes the Second Monday in October...
by Christopher Hutchins
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 55 - Paid Sick Leave stakeholders
Replies: 3
Views: 4698

Re: Item 55 - Paid Sick Leave stakeholders

Council Member Houston suggests that we add the Texas Workforce Commission to the group since they are the arm of the State that most often handles employee complaints, unemployment issues and workers' compensation.
by Christopher Hutchins
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CodeNEXT transit component
Replies: 0
Views: 2359

CodeNEXT transit component

Council Member Houston had some questions that she hopes we can all consider before the discussion on Wednesday: What data was used to determine which new housing units will be a distance of ¼ of a mile or less from transit? Do those nodes which you have identified directly connect to current employ...
by Christopher Hutchins
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment to Item 60
Replies: 1
Views: 2963

Re: Amendment to Item 60

Council Member Houston would like to know: Which City-owned historic projects are on the list to receive these moneys and which specific "area improvements" are to be paid as per existing bond covenants?
by Christopher Hutchins
Tue May 16, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 18. Rosewood Park Corridor Capitol View Corridor
Replies: 0
Views: 2409

Item 18. Rosewood Park Corridor Capitol View Corridor

City staff and I have been in discussions with Central Health about the two potential Rosewood Park Capitol View Corridors. Central Health has agreed that it will go forward with the selection of a developer for the Brackenridge property immediately and will include in its Brackenridge Request for P...
by Christopher Hutchins
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #32 3.2.2017 Council Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 2479

Item #32 3.2.2017 Council Meeting

From Council Member Houston: There was concern expressed about 'partnering with the University of Texas to study the impacts of students on the housing market'. Blackland Neighborhood Association begin having conversations with the University during their East Campus Planning process in 2009, about ...
by Christopher Hutchins
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #37 3.2.2017
Replies: 2
Views: 3606

Re: Item #37 3.2.2017

Last edit (***):

"...The City Manager shall provide the recommendations for the other corridors on or before the ***August 17,*** 2017 Council meeting."

This change is made in order to give Staff the time they need to adequately address the impacts.
by Christopher Hutchins
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #37 3.2.2017
Replies: 2
Views: 3606

Re: Item #37 3.2.2017

All, Council Member Houston will be updating her motion (***): ...expediting the results and recommendations for the study of the Rosewood Park Corridor to return to Council no later than the March 23rd 2017 Council meeting. ***The City Manager shall provide the recommendations for the other corrido...
by Christopher Hutchins
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #37 3.2.2017
Replies: 2
Views: 3606

Item #37 3.2.2017

In conversation with Central Health, it has been agreed to expedite the Rosewood Park Capitol View Corridor study to allow Central Health to release their request for proposal by the end of March/ first of April. The amendment will say: "...expediting the results and recommendations for the study of...
by Christopher Hutchins
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Plaza Saltillo as it relates to Masontown
Replies: 1
Views: 2777

Plaza Saltillo as it relates to Masontown

This message is from Bob Ward, District 7 constituent. The Mayor and Council received the email below on February 19, 2017. Council Member Houston is interested in learning from Capital Metro what the outcomes of the discussions have been to memorialize this historic site. " The Travis County Histor...
by Christopher Hutchins
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Health and Human Services Committee update #2
Replies: 0
Views: 2344

Health and Human Services Committee update #2

Immediately after the Call to Order and the Approval of the Minutes, the Committee will go into Executive Session to interview applicants, discuss and select a candidate to recommend to the Council for appointment to the Central Health Board of Managers. Please be advised that agenda item #5 is bein...
by Christopher Hutchins
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Health and Human Services Committee update
Replies: 0
Views: 2178

Health and Human Services Committee update

The Health and Human Services Committee will go into executive session on item No. 1 to interview applicants to the Central Health Board of Managers.
Based on how long the interviews are, the additional items on the agenda may be postponed to the next meeting on April 12, 2017.
by Christopher Hutchins
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: on the future of the Austin State Hospital property
Replies: 1
Views: 2839

on the future of the Austin State Hospital property

I want to thank the Mayor and others for broadening the conversation about service delivery to individuals who are living in camps throughout the city and on the streets. It is time for the community to re-think the delivery of services to people who call the streets of Austin home. In my opinion th...
by Christopher Hutchins
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 52 on the 12.15.2016 Council Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 2492

Item 52 on the 12.15.2016 Council Agenda

Council Member Houston would like to let everyone know that she will be offering up an amendment to Item 52 on the agenda tomorrow at the Council Meeting: Striking "past and future" in the heading of the ordinance and striking "Part 3" entirely, rendering what is currently part 4 as the new part 3. ...
by Christopher Hutchins
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Items 46, 52 and 53 for the 12.15.2016
Replies: 0
Views: 2350

Items 46, 52 and 53 for the 12.15.2016

Council Member Houston would like to let everyone know that she will be asking to pull items 46, 52 and 53 for discussion during the work session tomorrow.
by Christopher Hutchins
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Public Improvement Districts, Council District Designations
Replies: 0
Views: 2299

Public Improvement Districts, Council District Designations

Council Member Houston would like to express her view that public hearings concerning Public Improvement Districts and any other public hearing that concerns a specific geographic area of the City need to have the Council District designation following the posting language for the public benefit.
by Christopher Hutchins
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: agenda item #19, Entrada Annexation
Replies: 0
Views: 2597

agenda item #19, Entrada Annexation

Council Member Houston would like everyone to know that she will be moving approval on first reading and postponement until the January 26th 2017 Council meeting for the annexation of the Entrada annexation area.
by Christopher Hutchins
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: agenda item #2, Spay/Neuter
Replies: 0
Views: 2395

agenda item #2, Spay/Neuter

From Council Member Houston On Thursday I would like to pull item #2 with a request to postpone until the December 1st council meeting. Because the amendments were added after the public comment had closed, proponents of sterilization were not provided an opportunity to respond to the amendments. Th...
by Christopher Hutchins
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: November 10th attendance of CM Houston
Replies: 1
Views: 3503

November 10th attendance of CM Houston

Council Member Houston would like everyone to know that she will be attending the November 10th Council Meeting.