Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting

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Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting

Postby Leslie Pool » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:53 pm

Colleagues,

After listening to the concerns of Flood Mitigation Task Force members and residents in District 7, I am bringing amendments that include environmental protections and floodplain regulations as stated priorities in our new code.

I salute my colleagues for their commitment to protecting Austin’s famed environment and I respect their determination to do the best job possible revising the land development code. It’s clear that every member of this Council supports flood and water quality protections. We have already tentatively agreed to language pledging that “the revised text and map should result in reduced city-wide impervious cover and improved city-wide water quality.”

This is a fine goal. We also need to guarantee the results and address the tremendous variety of drainage problems in different parts of the city and the unique nature of Austin’s watersheds. We should keep the overall goal but make it stronger and more precise to guarantee effective results.

To be certain we express the council’s intention to retain the strongest possible environmental protections, I will introduce the following amendments:

1. No provisions in the new land development code should be construed as weakening the current City of Austin floodplain regulations, drainage criteria, and water quality regulations and criteria. Methods to measure and options to reduce impervious cover in each individual watershed, and methods to measure and options to improve water quality in each individual watershed, should be developed for the new code, and the following goals incorporated:
a. Reductions in impervious cover city-wide should either decrease impervious cover for, or make no change to, each individual watershed.
b. Improvements in water quality city-wide should result in improvements in water quality for each individual watershed.

2. The Atlas 14 floodplain regulations should be approved and incorporated with the most current rainfall data as soon as possible.

3. The manager will report on how revisions to the land development code affect existing environmental regulations, understanding that the goal of the council is to preserve, or increase, our current level of environmental protections.

The language I propose in these amendments prioritizes floodplain regulations, drainage, water quality, and our overall environmental protections in the context of land development.

My amendments are in green: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 174837.pdf

I look forward to our discussions on Thursday.

Best regards,

Leslie
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re: amendments related to Downtown

Postby Kathie Tovo » Wed May 01, 2019 4:11 pm

Council Member Casar,

Last week we didn't have an opportunity to discuss the amendments you plan to bring forward tomorrow. If you have an opportunity before tomorrow's meeting, could you please explain whether this direction differs from the Downtown Plan and existing zoning, and if so, how? (Or does it relate to the concerns that were raised last spring about Draft 3 potentially decreasing the capacity of some Downtown tracts?)

Many thanks!

I look forward to our conversation tomorrow.

Best,
Kathie Tovo
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Tovo amendments for May 2 LDC meeting

Postby Kathie Tovo » Wed May 01, 2019 4:42 pm

Dear Colleagues,

Below are a few additional amendments -- a few amending the proposed base document, at least one amending another proposed amendment. I look forward to the continued dialogue.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 62814.docx

Best,
Kathie Tovo
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Re: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting

Postby Ann Kitchen » Wed May 01, 2019 5:29 pm

Colleagues,

Thank you Council Member Pool for your proposed amendments. I look forward to supporting them.

Attached are links to my Land Development Code amendments and an additional backup for one of the amendments to help illustrate the issue. All but a few amendments you have already seen from last week. Look forward to our conversations tomorrow.

Link to Kitchen Amendments:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172743.pdf

Link to Exhibit for 1)g:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172849.pdf

Best Regards,

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

Postby Natasha Harper-Madison » Thu May 02, 2019 8:59 am

Good morning colleagues,

Attached you'll find proposed amendments for consideration during our LDC conversation this afternoon.

Kindly,

Natasha
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 85749.docx
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Re: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting

Postby Julie Montgomery » Thu May 02, 2019 11:45 am

Council Member Ellis intends to bring the following motion sheet for discussion this afternoon, which amends CM Pool’s proposed amendment to Question 1, Section 4, letters a-d, and incorporates CM Harper-Madison’s proposed amendment into letter a:

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 13606.docx

CM Ellis also intends to withdraw her pinned amendment to Q2.1.c.

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

Postby Greg Casar » Thu May 02, 2019 12:07 pm

Colleagues,

My amendments for today are below:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 120340.pdf

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

Postby Steve Adler » Thu May 02, 2019 12:46 pm

Colleagues,

I offer the following amendments for discussion this afternoon: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 11235.docx
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Re: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting

Postby Shannon Halley » Thu May 02, 2019 2:23 pm

Please find a link below to CM Tovo's amendments 6-12 (note: there is no Amendment 9):

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 34426.docx
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Re: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting

Postby Louisa Brinsmade » Thu May 02, 2019 3:11 pm

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/austincou ... 150737.pdf
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