May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

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Ann Kitchen
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May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

Post by Ann Kitchen » Tue May 21, 2019 4:54 pm

Colleagues,

Attached is the link to the amendment language I discussed at today's work session regarding Item #29:

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 164935.pdf

sincerely,
Ann Kitchen
Council Member District 5
Ann Kitchen
Council Member District 5

Greg Casar
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Re: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

Post by Greg Casar » Wed May 22, 2019 4:39 pm

Colleagues,

See below my two amendments to Item #29.

First, I am open to requiring reinvestment of certain fees and revenue to the Rainey area. However, I’d like the City Manager to ensure that such a change does not negatively impact funding needs for other citywide priorities- with an eye toward equity.

Second, the expansion of the convention center will create opportunities for more jobs and potentially improved job quality in the convention center and hospitality industries. To ensure we’re capitalizing on those opportunities, we should increase worker voice, in particular at Austin Convention Enterprises.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 163611.pdf

-Greg
Gregorio "Greg" Casar
Council Member District 4

Alison Alter
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Re: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

Post by Alison Alter » Wed May 22, 2019 5:27 pm

Colleagues,

Please find attached my proposed amendment to Item 29, related to due diligence on the Convention Center expansion. These changes begin on page 18. I have moved item 3 up to item 2, and the original item 2 is now item 3, with the subsequent language changes.

Link: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172504.pdf


Regards,
Alison Alter
Council Member, District 10

Louisa Brinsmade
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Re: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

Post by Louisa Brinsmade » Wed May 22, 2019 5:42 pm

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 preservation and cultural arts at the 15% of Hotel Occupancy Tax revenue allowed.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 73151.docx

My thanks to CM Tovo for incorporating the Tourism Commission as a stakeholder for the district-level planning and for adding several more valuable groups to the list.

Looking forward to our discussion tomorrow.

Leslie
Policy Advisor
Office of Leslie Pool, Council Member District 7

Ann Kitchen
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Re: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

Post by Ann Kitchen » Thu May 23, 2019 9:55 am

Colleagues,

After working with the law department, below is a link to updated amendment language


http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 094801.pdf

Regards,
Ann Kitchen
Council Member District 5
Ann Kitchen
Council Member District 5

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