RE: Item 22 process and procedures for CodeNEXT Deliberation

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RE: Item 22 process and procedures for CodeNEXT Deliberation

Postby Steve Adler » Wed May 23, 2018 5:27 pm

Colleagues,

Below is our attempt to reduce to writing the proposal concerning CodeNext deliberations that Ann, Greg, and I suggested on Tuesday.

COUNCIL PROCESS FOR CONSIDERING CODENEXT
Mayor Adler, Council Member Kitchen, Council Member Casar

GOALS: In June, Council takes the following action:

• Votes on consensus policy direction on most difficult topics by setting specific guidelines (8-3 votes)
• Votes on consensus code language amendments (8-3 votes)
• Adopts Council process for considering CodeNEXT (including testing and amendment processes, and public input process on mapping)
• Sets expectations for clear communication and engagement process for the public

COUNCIL WORK SESSIONS: June 5, June 12, June 13

1. Council discusses by Topic (not chapter) in priority order. Council discusses and agrees upon the Topic description and order, giving emphasis on the most important and most difficult topics

2. Staff will provide the following information for each Topic:

• How each Topic aligns with Imagine Austin (including attachments such as the Strategic Housing Blueprint) and the City’s Strategic Goals
• How each Topic is addressed in Draft 3 (with citations)
• Planning Commission recommendations made for each Topic
• ZAP recommendations made for each Topic
• Other City Board or Commission recommendations made for each Topic
• Any staff recommendations, such as affordability impact statements, for each Topic

3. Council will review and discuss the related Policy Goal(s)

4. Council will discuss and agree upon process and timeframes for posting language for policy directions to staff and code language amendments

5. Council will discuss and agree upon clear public communication – documents and processes

COUNCIL VOTING SESSIONS: June 21, June 26, June 27

1. Council will take up Topics in priority order.
2. Council members will make and discuss motions as they currently do
3. Council will vote on motions, continuing to discuss and amend in an attempt for Council to reach consensus (8-3 votes)
4. Council will consider motions both for setting policy direction and for specific code language on the more important Topics:

FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY – HERE’S AN EXAMPLE OF POTENTIAL POLICY DIRECTION FOR PARKING TOPIC:
“Council directs City Manager to develop code language that fits parking requirements to location, including the possibility of increased or reduced parking requirements, after considering factors such as sidewalks, transit access, protected bicycle lanes, and locations near schools”.

FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY – HERE’S AN EXAMPLE OF POTENTIAL CODE LANGUAGE FOR BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS TOPIC:
“Require a Conditional Use Permit for bars, night clubs, brew pubs, and distilleries within 1,000 feet of residential house-scale zones.”

5. Council will continue considering motions on the additional Topics until complete
6. Council will then begin considering motions on other parts of the Code, using the same process
7. At last Voting Session, Council may decide to pass base motion on first reading
8. At last Voting Session, Council will assess progress and decide on next step process and schedule
Mayor
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