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Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:47 pm
by Steve Adler
Colleagues,

At the first Work Session of the year (January 29), the plan is to have a discussion about Council Committees and Planning Commission Appointments.


Council Committees:

Per Ordinance 20180510-019, Council Committee membership will be determined at the first council work session of the calendar year. Per the ordinance:

- Council Members will select the council committees on which they serve.
- If more than five council members desire to serve on any committee, that committee will be a committee of the whole.
- The terms are one year, but council may consider changes to council committee membership at any council work session.

The current Council Committees are:
- Audit and Finance Committee
- Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee
- Health and Human Services Committee
- Housing and Planning Committee
- Judicial Committee
- Mobility Committee


If any Council Members have an interest in stepping down from a current committee post and/or, if any colleagues have an interest in joining any of these committees, we can start the conversation here. Feel free to comment.



Planning Commission members:

The terms of all Planning Commissioners expire in June 2019, but with the recent charter change, there is more flexibility for the timing of appointments. Last year, council said that we would have a discussion about Planning Commission appointments as a body. We would like to start this conversation at the Jan 29 work session.



Intergovernmental Entitles:
We also plan to talk about Intergovernmental entities during this time. You can find a list of those here: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/c ... l-entities.


-Mayor Adler and Mayor Pro Tem Garza

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:13 pm
by Jimmy Flannigan
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 CAMPO policy board and take on the CAPCOG Executive Committee position.

I already represent the city on the CAN board (recently appointed vice chair), the CAPCOG Economic Development board, and the Pecan Street Project. But I do not believe these require council action.

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:19 pm
by Delia Garza
Thanks for chiming in Jimmy.

As for me, I would like to keep all my current committee/board seats but am willing to step off the Council HHS/Public Health Committee if any colleagues would like to take that seat.

Cap Metro (Vice Chair)
Regional Affordability Chair (Chair)
Mobility Committee
Judicial Committee
HHS Committee (willing to step off but fine staying too)

Thanks,

Delia

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:59 pm
by Leslie Pool
All, thanks for posting. I would like to stay on the committees I'm currently on and would like to make a change:

- Audit and Finance Committee - CHAIR (member currently and was VICE CHAIR when CM Troxclair was on leave)
- Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee - I'm chair currently and would like to become VICE CHAIR

I'd like to stay on the regional/intergovernmental committees:
- Balcones Canyonlands Coordinating Committee - CHAIR
- Employees Retirement System (COAERS) - trustee & member of Benefits and Services Cmte

Looking forward to our discussion - thanks so much.

Leslie

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:27 pm
by Alison Alter
Dear Colleagues,

I am interested in continuing to serve on the three council committees on which I currently serve: Audit & Finance, Mobility Committee, and Housing & Planning (Vice Chair). I would like to continue to serve on CAMPO and the Joint AISD County City Subcommittee. I would be happy to allow others an opportunity to serve on and learn about the important work of the Clean Air Force Board and the Colorado River Floodplain Coalition.

Moving forward, I want to ensure our conversation includes an equitable distribution of leadership opportunities.

Regards,

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:59 pm
by Ashley Richardson
Good afternoon,

I am posting the below message on behalf of Council Member Tovo.

- Ashley B. Richardson

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Dear Colleagues,

I currently have the privilege of serving on the following Boards and Committees:

Austin City Council Committees

• Audit and Finance Committee (Vice Chair)

• Health and Human Services Committee (Member)

Intergovernmental Committees

• City of Austin / AISD Board of Trustees / Travis County Commissioners Court Joint Subcommittee (Member)

• Austin Police Retirement System Board of Trustees (Board of Trustees Member & Vice Chair of the Disability Committee, as well as Member of the Legislative Committee)

• Visit Austin Board of Directors (Member)

• Sobering Center Local Government Corporation (Member - I was reappointed last fall, however, we need to identify a new proxy.)

I would be honored to continue serving in these capacities. Additionally, I would be happy to assume the position of Chair for the Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee.

Best,

Kathie

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:37 am
by Ann Kitchen
Hi All

I currently serve on the following Committees and would like to remain in these positions:

Mobility Committee, Chair
Housing and Planning Committee, Member
CAMPO, Member
CapMetro, Member
Psychiatric Stakeholders Group, Member
Affordability Committee, Member
Austin Energy (Committee of the whole)

I also serve on the following and would like to continue, but if others are interested and there is not space I am happy to step down:
Clean Air Coalition representative
Health and Human Services Committee, Member

Best!
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:23 pm
by Steve Adler
Dear Colleagues,

I have interest in serving on the following Council Committees:
Audit and Finance
Mobility
Austin Energy (would be happy to chair or maintain my current role as vice-chair, and especially would like to maintain the legislative lead because of the continuing and active work I’m doing in this regard).


I have interest in serving on the following Intergovernmental or Other Boards:
The Joint Committee of the City of Austin / AISD Board of Trustees / Travis County Commissioners Court
CAMPO (currently vice chair, but running for chair)
Visit Austin Board of Directors

-s

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:15 pm
by David Chincanchan
From Council Member Renteria:

Colleagues,

I would like to continue serving on the Council's Housing and Planning Committee, the Community Action Network Board of Directors, and the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors.

Thank you,

Pio

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:23 pm
by Greg Casar
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

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:11 pm
by Natasha Harper-Madison
God afternoon all,

I am interested in serving on the follow Committees and Intergovernmental Entities where availabilities exist:
Housing and Planning Committee
Health and Human Services
Judicial Committee

Regional Affordability
CAN Board of Directors
Sobriety Center

Wishing everyone a restful weekend! Natasha

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:09 pm
by Deena Estrada
From Council Member Ellis:
Please see the following committees and entities I am interested in serving on:
- Housing & Planning Committee
- Mobility Committee
- Regional Affordability Committee

- Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board
- Capital Metro Transportation Authority Board
- Clean Air Force of Central Texas Board of Directors
- Texas Colorado River Floodplain Coalition
- Mobility Transformation Advisory Council

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:29 pm
by Steve Adler
Re: CM Ellis appointment as alternate for CAMPO:

It appears that the bylaws do allow Alternates and non-voting proxies to be appointed. See Section III of the bylaws:

https://47kzwj6dn1447gy9z7do16an-wpengi ... Signed.pdf

The Joint Powers Agreement also references Alternates, on page 3:

https://47kzwj6dn1447gy9z7do16an-wpengi ... st2013.pdf