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by Louisa Brinsmade
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 1052

Re: Budget Adoption

On behalf of CM Pool, see the attached budget amendments for council consideration. Out of School Time Child Care Budget Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/EA-20190909141419.pdf CM Pool Revised Information Sheet: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/E8-2019090913...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed May 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29
Replies: 4
Views: 2458

Re: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

On behalf of CM Pool: Colleagues: Here are the amendments that I discussed at work session to include a more complete list of funding mechanisms for a potential expansion to the convention center, and direction that the financing plan for an expansion reflect a commitment to fund historic preservati...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu May 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 9th Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 2065

Re: May 9th Meeting

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues: Here are my amendments for Item #27, Affordability Unlocked. These changes help facilitate the inclusion of cooperatives into the density bonus program. CM Casar has included them as well in his amendments, but there are a few gaps, so let's reconcile th...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu May 02, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 3897

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

On behalf of CM Pool: We are posting her Amendment #3. It is intended to amend Question 4, Zoning Map section, item "l" on Page 9, which is the list of conditions for the transition zones. The amendment adds "flooding' as one of the considerations: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/C5...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 8123

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues: I have printouts of this amendment, but I want to provide an electronic copy here for you all and the public. In response to some concerns that we will need predictable updates to future Small Area or District-Level Plans, I have amended the additional d...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Affordability Unlocked Resolution
Replies: 8
Views: 5074

Re: Affordability Unlocked Resolution

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues: In anticipation of our coming work session when this item will be discussed, I’d like to reiterate my support for CM Casar’s revisions to our density bonus program, and express my hope that these revisions will lead to many more affordable units across o...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 39: North Burnet/Gateway plan amendment resolution
Replies: 0
Views: 1574

Item 39: North Burnet/Gateway plan amendment resolution

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues: I pulled this item for our work session tomorrow, but I want to lay out the purpose of the resolution here and invite questions or comments from you all so we can keep our work session moving along. The wording on this resolution may seem wonky or compli...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool Budget Amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 3087

CM Pool Budget Amendments

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues - I will not be present for our budget work session on Thursday, September 6 as I am representing the city at a conference. At our August 29 work session, I spoke about some of the budget amendments I’d like to see, and have prepared the proposals for you...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: June 28th Item #27 - 2018 Bond
Replies: 2
Views: 3053

Re: June 28th Item #27 - 2018 Bond

On behalf of CM Pool: Colleagues: I agree that we have an opportunity to address critical needs for infrastructure, parks and open space, affordable housing, and to make overdue investments in our community centers and recreation facilities. And I want to echo my CM Houston's and CM Alter's comments...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Fregonese Capacity Estimates Citywide by Council Districts
Replies: 0
Views: 2589

Fregonese Capacity Estimates Citywide by Council Districts

On behalf of CM Pool:

Here is the data supplied by Fregonese yesterday to our office - the data is available in an Excel sheet format.

Link: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 02318.xlsm
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Historic Landmark Commission city comparison - Item 99
Replies: 0
Views: 2504

Historic Landmark Commission city comparison - Item 99

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues, I would like to share this city comparison of historic landmark commissions. It shows that across the board, in cities of comparative size and culture, Austin's 2/3 majority voting threshold for our Historic Landmark Commission to even recommend historic...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Gentrification & Displacement Initiative
Replies: 4
Views: 6465

Re: Gentrification & Displacement Initiative

This posting is on behalf of CM Pool: Colleagues: As I mentioned in our work session today, a task force to look at gentrification in Austin was formed by the Austin City Council in 2002. At the time, the context was a desire to evaluate the effect of historic landmark structures on gentrification (...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Gentrification & Displacement Initiative
Replies: 4
Views: 6465

Gentrification & Displacement Initiative

I am posting this on behalf of Council Member Leslie Pool: Hello Colleagues: In August, I will bring an initiative to the Council that I have been working on for the past several months with other council offices to deeply examine the gentrification and growing displacement we face as a city. This e...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Value of Existing Older Structures in Austin
Replies: 0
Views: 3007

Value of Existing Older Structures in Austin

Hello Collegues: I'd like to share a link with you to a recent study by the National Trust for Historic Preservation called the "Atlas of ReUrbanism." This study focuses on the value across the board of "older, smaller, better" structures in terms of economic, demographic, and environmental benefits...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 06/28 CodeNEXT Worksession
Replies: 2
Views: 3660

Re: 06/28 CodeNEXT Worksession

Hello Colleagues: Here are some of my questions for our CodeNEXT work session tomorrow on the topics the Mayor has mentioned. Imagine Austin and the Growth Concept Map discussion: 1. How will staff ensure that future versions of the CodeNEXT map are better aligned with our adopted neighborhood plans...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 06/20 CodeNEXT Worksession
Replies: 2
Views: 3800

Re: 06/20 CodeNEXT Worksession

Colleagues: Here are a few questions I have regarding property valuations for our CodeNEXT work session discussion tomorrow. 1. We’ve heard from residents who are worried about how CodeNEXT will affect their property values. I know in my district, staff has proposed changing a number of SF-3 propert...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Tue May 30, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Code Next work sessions
Replies: 14
Views: 14685

Re: Code Next work sessions

Dear Colleagues: These are some of the topics that I would like discussed at our upcoming CodeNEXT work sessions, in order of priority. TOPICS FOR COUNCIL WORK SESSIONS 1. Public Processes & Communications Discussing the city's processes for presenting information on CodeNEXT and considering CodeNEX...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 30 Allandale and Rosedale Planning Area Boundaries
Replies: 1
Views: 3049

Item 30 Allandale and Rosedale Planning Area Boundaries

To my colleagues: I understand this item has been pulled for Work Session, and just to save time, I'd like to get some information out there. Q: Why are you making this change? A: This is a District 7 housekeeping change to sync the neighborhood boundaries with the planning area boundaries. Q: Why i...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Cities Connecting Children to Nature & COBOR Press Conferenc
Replies: 0
Views: 2375

Cities Connecting Children to Nature & COBOR Press Conferenc

To my colleagues: As I mentioned yesterday in our work session, I would like to invite you all to attend the press conference this Thursday at 9:30am to launch two initiatives that our Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) has been working on to connect Austin’s children to nature. - Cities Connectin...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mediated Agreement: Bull Creek Rd Coalition & ARG Bull Creek
Replies: 3
Views: 4742

Re: Mediated Agreement: Bull Creek Rd Coalition & ARG Bull C

Mayor and Council: Please see the link below for the ARG Bull Creek and BCRC Council Amendment Motion Sheet that was sent to Mayor and Council this morning from ARG and BCRC. This document is for today's Special Called Meeting on The Grove at Shoal Creek. Thank you. http://assets.austintexas.gov/aus...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool's Grove Amendments
Replies: 2
Views: 5092

Re: CM Pool's Grove Amendments

Small correction on the requirements of the city's "Tier III" Bonus Density program, and SMART Housing Program. The most up to date version of CM Pool's amendments is here: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 160723.pdf
by Louisa Brinsmade
Fri May 20, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: The Grove - CM Pool on ATD/DSD Transportation Memo
Replies: 0
Views: 2453

The Grove - CM Pool on ATD/DSD Transportation Memo

Council Member Leslie Pool has responded to the May 9 Memo from ATD Director Robert Spillar and DSD Director Rodney Gonzalez that went out to Mayor and Council. At the time this memo was sent, The Grove had already been judged in a preliminary report by Planning & Zoning Department that it was "not ...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Pilot Knob/Easton Park Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 2704

Pilot Knob/Easton Park Questions

Council Member Pool submitted the following questions to Neighborhood Housing and Community Development (NHCD) and the City Manager this morning. These questions originate from Mickey Fishbeck Maia, a member of the Water and Wastewater Commission and former Chair of the Joint Committee on Austin Wat...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Parkland Dedication Update
Replies: 5
Views: 7984

Re: Parkland Dedication Update

Re: Item #86 on January 28, 2016 Council agenda The Parks & Recreation Department provided a better Parkland Deficiency Map this morning with an improved legend and visibility. This map depicts all the parkland deficient areas throughout the city, in each district and neighborhood. The unzoned gover...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Parkland Dedication Update
Replies: 5
Views: 7984

Re: Parkland Dedication Update

RE: Parkland Dedication Ordinance - Park Deficiency Map Link During the Parkland Dedication Ordinance discussion today in the Open Space, Environment and Sustainability Council Committee meeting, Council Member Leslie Pool referred to a Park Deficiency Map from the Parks & Recreation Department that...