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by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 15: Faulk renovation
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Item 15: Faulk renovation

Based on the conversation from Tuesday's work session, I will be bringing the following amendment to the resolution which will still note the History Center use but leave open the opportunity for co-located services on site.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 124801.pdf
by Jimmy Flannigan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Economic Development Corporation and Local Government Corporation IFCs
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Economic Development Corporation and Local Government Corporation IFCs

Glad to see this will be on the August 8th agenda! As Chair of the Capital Area Economic Development District board (at CAPCOG), this is a key focus area for me. An Economic Development Corporation can help us better leverage resources for the city, the community, and with partners in our region. I'...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Postponement of procurement items
Replies: 0
Views: 1097

Postponement of procurement items

In light of the recent changes to revenues and fees approved by the Texas Legislature, I think it would be prudent to postpone the following purchasing items to our June 20th Council Meeting. This will allow staff more time to inform the council about the full impact of these legislative changes. It...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed May 22, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution to boycott Alabama.
Replies: 9
Views: 3856

Re: resolution to boycott Alabama.

Thank you CM Garza for your insight. I share your concerns with the resolution, including the message it may send about bad legislation passed in other states that was slightly less-worse but did not result in such a response. I believe this council is united in our support for access to reproductiv...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7899

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Attached are my proposed amendments, from our collaborative document with CM's Harper-Madison and Renteria, and including some from CM Kitchen (where noted). http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/29-20190424151235.pdf We tried to reflect the conversation from Tuesday in areas where there ...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 7899

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Here are the suggested changes to the Mayor's original post from myself, CM Harper-Madison, and CM Renteria. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/20-20190419113355.pdf We are still reviewing the other document referencing planning that was posted to this thread. I believe that this discu...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:59 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)

Here is one additional motion document I've handed out on the dais

Motion #5 (transit policy): http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 125653.pdf
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:33 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)

Looking forward to moving the ASMP forward tomorrow! Here are my amendments, mostly the same as what I passed out during work session three weeks ago and including some minor changes on the policy text. Motion #1 (roads): http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/5B-20190410163047.pdf Motion ...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:43 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

Thanks for providing your additional thoughts, CM Kitchen. I'm really looking forward to narrowing all these ideas down to clear direction for staff to begin drafting! For those keeping score, I would answer the Manager's questions A(i)/C/C/C/C which from my perspective is mostly baked in to our joi...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:43 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

Thank you, everyone, for the many thoughtful ideas to consider. With the City Manager’s 5 questions in mind, CM Harper-Madison, CM Kitchen, CM Renteria, and I offer the enclosed document which delves into specifics and offers 15 Questions & Answers that we four agree must first be tackled before the...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:59 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 am excited to see so many of us on the same page with regards to the City Manager’s approach and that we will quickly be discussing and taking action on the key policy issues of the Land Development Code. It is important that Council provide clear direction on key policy drivers at the...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members
Replies: 12
Views: 5028

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Thanks for the post! I'd like to remain on two of the committees where I've been serving and request one change: Chair - Judicial Committee (current) Vice-chair - Mobility Committee (current) Member - Audit & Finance Committee (new) (stepping off of Housing Committee) I'd also like to stay on the CA...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Biennial Budget GTW
Replies: 0
Views: 2670

Biennial Budget GTW

I am excited that we are discussing biennial budgeting at our Government That Works discussion during this Tuesday's Council Work Session. In addition to some of the very good points in the Biennial Budgeting Background document that was shared by staff (http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilfo...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship
Replies: 8
Views: 5793

Re: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship

I appreciate the effort, and clearly hard questions will be asked and staff will be expected to answer them. However, I don't see what this resolution accomplishes that the Manager's office will not already be planning to do. I also agree with Council Members Kitchen and Renteria in noting that any ...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Sept. 20 Meeting - District 10 Zoning Case Postponement
Replies: 6
Views: 7444

Re: Sept. 20 Meeting - District 10 Zoning Case Postponement

I'm good with postponement due to your absence related to city business.
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 82 - North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan
Replies: 0
Views: 3486

Item 82 - North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan

Colleagues, Thanks for the good discussion at work session today. As promised, here are the two amendments I will be bringing on Thursday: Amendment One - http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/AD-20180821152825.pdf ------------------------------------- The intent of this amendment is to c...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Setting the FY 2019 Tax Rate
Replies: 1
Views: 3667

Setting the FY 2019 Tax Rate

Colleagues, This week we set a maximum proposed tax rate for FY 2019 that is 6% above the effective tax rate. While I continue to support the Manager’s budgeted increase of 4.9% reached as a result of our year long strategic planning process, I anticipate our ongoing budget conversations will includ...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 61
Replies: 3
Views: 3519

Re: Item 61

Colleagues, I appreciate that Item 61 is working to bring some clarity to the spending of future 2018 bonds, however I think it's beneficial to provide even further clarity for the voters and for staff as we move this forward. I’m offering an amendment (see link below) that further clarifies priorit...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: We Should Consider if We Need a New and Different Process to
Replies: 3
Views: 10203

Re: We Should Consider if We Need a New and Different Proces

We know this to be true: Austin is facing a three-pronged crisis of housing, transportation, and affordability that requires immediate innovative and sophisticated action. The four of us once considered CodeNEXT as a powerful opportunity to finally address these and other major issues. One primary g...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?
Replies: 7
Views: 5478

Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?

I am also planning to join everyone there on Thursday.

- Jimmy
by Jimmy Flannigan
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Codenext Topics
Replies: 6
Views: 6320

Re: Codenext Topics

Colleagues, Since the conclusion of the public hearing, I've been working with CM's Garza and Renteria to propose some language tweaks to the "Goals" document. The three of us are hopeful that our suggestions will help us move closer as a council to more consensus decisions. http://assets.austintexa...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Thu May 17, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 38 - Related to opioid abuse
Replies: 0
Views: 2332

Item 38 - Related to opioid abuse

Thank you for bringing up this very important issue. This is a topic that I've been working on with parents in my district. Two questions I'll ask at work session... are we intending to focus just on opioids or are we talking more broadly about prescription drug abuse? And several of the Whereas cla...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 11 on the 04.26.18 Agenda - Council Committees
Replies: 1
Views: 3072

Re: Item 11 on the 04.26.18 Agenda - Council Committees

Here's the substitute ordinance, slightly revised from the one I distributed for Item 11 during today’s council work session. This attached draft has been properly formatted by our Law Department and contains minor grammatical and stylistic changes that they proposed. My substitute ordinance would b...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 36 - CodeNext Public Hearing Procedures
Replies: 0
Views: 2373

Item 36 - CodeNext Public Hearing Procedures

Colleagues, I appreciate the thoughtful discussion this afternoon on Item 36 regarding procedures for the public hearings on CodeNEXT. As I mentioned during today’s work session my initial draft resolution was to provide Council with a starting point to have this conversation. Based on today’s feedb...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Dates for Council's CodeNEXT public hearings
Replies: 1
Views: 3609

Re: Dates for Council's CodeNEXT public hearings

Seeing that AISD's last day of classes is May 30th, it might make more sense to address this concern by moving one of the hearings *earlier* rather than later and avoid pushing into summer vacation time. But ultimately I think it's hard to find a perfect date and am happy sticking with the proposed ...