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by Kathie Tovo
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 4258

Re: Institutional reform

Dear Colleagues, I want to add my support for items 50, 95, and 96 on this week’s Council agenda. I share the sense of urgency in initiating the transformational change we need with regard to policing in the City of Austin, from changing the Austin Police Department’s use of force policies to incorp...
by Kathie Tovo
Wed May 20, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments and Updated Back up for 5/21
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: Amendments and Updated Back up for 5/21

Dear Colleagues, You should have each received a revised version of item 96 at 5:17 pm Wednesday afternoon. I wanted to call your attention to the changes that this draft incorporates: 1. In the fifth Whereas, the reference to “Resolution No. 20100808-144” was corrected to “20190808-144” 2. Language...
by Kathie Tovo
Tue May 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Red River Cultural District
Replies: 0
Views: 1094

Red River Cultural District

Dear Colleagues, Cody Cowan of the Red River Cultural District sent all of us recommendations today suggesting policy changes and city investments that could provide critical support to preserve and enhance the city's music ecosystem during this time. I wanted to let all of you know that I will be b...
by Kathie Tovo
Wed May 06, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Healthy Streets Initiative
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

Healthy Streets Initiative

Dear Council Member Ellis, Thank you for bringing this forward for Council consideration. I am not sure if you have room for a fifth co-sponsor, but if so, I would welcome the opportunity to work together on this resolution. I’d like to suggest the following additions/amendments, including two Where...
by Kathie Tovo
Fri May 01, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Caregiver meals at Austin-area schools
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Caregiver meals at Austin-area schools

Council Member Flannigan, Thank you for your enthusiasm for this work! I’m very eager to see the caregiver meals begin as soon as possible to help meet this critical need in the community. Some background: Prior to the Social Services Cabinet meeting on Tuesday of this week, our city staff reached o...
by Kathie Tovo
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Caregiver meals at Austin-area schools
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Caregiver meals at Austin-area schools

Dear Colleagues, I want to alert you to a resolution and budget amendment you will find on our Council addendum for the May 7, 2020, meeting. The resolution and companion budget amendment propose an allocation of currently unencumbered CARES Act funds for the purposes of providing caregiver meals at...
by Kathie Tovo
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Executive Session re police matters this coming Friday or Tuesday
Replies: 8
Views: 1929

Re: Special Called Executive Session re police matters this coming Friday or Tuesday

Mayor,
I am available Friday and that would be my preference given the critical and time-sensitive nature of this subject.

Best,
Kathie Tovo
Council Member District 9
by Kathie Tovo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 28 - Pay for Success
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Re: Item 28 - Pay for Success

Dear CM Flannigan: Sorry about the misfire - as I indicated above and in a separate post, I would strongly urge we move forward with this item on tomorrow's agenda -- or postpone to 4/9. I appreciate your post flagging this as an area of concern for you. You likely have already reached out to staff ...
by Kathie Tovo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 28 - Pay for Success
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Re: Item 28 - Pay for Success

28. Pay for Success: I see this is still on consent, and I would advocate for us voting on it tomorrow so we can move forward with this critical program. Please see the separate post I will add to respond to CM Flannigan's on this same issue.
by Kathie Tovo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting 3.26.20
Replies: 0
Views: 1821

Council Meeting 3.26.20

Colleagues: Below are a few additional comments about items 20, 28, 48, 52, 55, on tomorrow's agenda. 20. We are working to clarify with staff why this is being proposed for postponement. I would prefer to see it move forward to provide Neighborhood Housing and Community Development with as many res...
by Kathie Tovo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Energy Generation Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Austin Energy Generation Plan

Colleagues: As the Chair and Vice Chair of the Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee, we fully support moving forward with adoption of the Item 2 on Thursday's agenda, the Austin Energy Resource, Generation, and Climate Protection Plan to 2030. The EUC Generation Resource Working Group worked co...
by Kathie Tovo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 5098

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

Thank you all for your thoughtful work on this urgent issue. In addition to the stakeholders engaged by Council Members Flannigan and Kitchen, I thought it to be prudent to solicit feedback from organizations that represent workers that are directly or indirectly connected to SXSW, as well as Austin...
by Kathie Tovo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 5098

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

CM Flannigan: Thank you for the resolution on this critical topic. CM Kitchen, thank you for your additions. I would like to propose the following amendments to encompass the request from Success by 6. I haven't figured out how to call these out with a color/italics/etc as I'm working hastily to get...
by Kathie Tovo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: TOVO LDC Amendments 12/6 12:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

TOVO LDC Amendments 12/6 12:00 pm

Dear Colleagues, Although I intend to add to these amendments and may change wording throughout, below are my draft amendments. CM Tovo LDC Direction December 6, 2019 1. Petition Rights Council affirms that property owners have petition rights regarding the proposed rezoning of their properties and ...
by Kathie Tovo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Work Session Scheduling
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

Re: Work Session Scheduling

Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your time, patience, and hard work as we move forward on this issue as a community. As the Council Member who represents a District with multiple emergency shelters and a District home to the most constituents experiencing homelessness, this issue is deeply personal to...
by Kathie Tovo
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution
Replies: 5
Views: 7777

Re: Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution

On June 20, the Council passed Resolution 20190620-184, signaling to the community that, our City Manager would, among other things, be evaluating the ordinances, and that the Council would potentially place additional limitations on camping, sitting, and lying. [“The City Manager is directed to, as...
by Kathie Tovo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Economic Development Corporation and Local Government Corporation IFCs
Replies: 2
Views: 1627

Economic Development Corporation and Local Government Corporation IFCs

Dear Colleagues: I hope you are having a wonderful July! I wanted to share with you an IFC that I have launched for the August 8th agenda to create an economic development corporation. As you may be aware, in 2017 I sponsored Resolution No. 20170216-040 directing the City Manager to bring forward sp...
by Kathie Tovo
Wed May 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 5810

Tovo amendments for May 2 LDC meeting

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/austincouncilforum/94-20190501162814.docx Best, Kathie Tovo Council Member Di...
by Kathie Tovo
Wed May 01, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 5810

re: amendments related to Downtown

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 do...
by Kathie Tovo
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 12070

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues: Thank you for the thoughtful and vigorous discussion about these issues. As I look through the most recent versions online, I see much I can support. I'd elaborate, but the hour is late - I'll try to respond to your request to do so in the a.m., Mayor Adler and CM Ellis. I can say that I...
by Kathie Tovo
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Palm District Master Plan
Replies: 0
Views: 3563

Proposed Palm District Master Plan

Colleagues, Over the years and through many discussions with stakeholders regarding the Palm School, the Convention Center, Brush Square, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Waller Creek, and the Rainey Historic District, it has become apparent that the city would benefit from a...
by Kathie Tovo
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #33: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP)
Replies: 9
Views: 6342

Re: Item #33: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP)

Dear Colleagues, Below are my intended amendments. In the instances where I'm adding language, I've designated that with asterisks. Additional language in the new action item for the ACT Plan (B-58): Rainey Neighborhood New Action Item: Complete the Austin Core Transportation (ACT) Plan, an update t...
by Kathie Tovo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?
Replies: 7
Views: 7054

Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?

Colleagues:

I will be joining the delegation and will fly out and back on Thursday.

Best,

Kathie Tovo
Mayor Pro Tem
Council Member District 9
by Kathie Tovo
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed outline for Tuesday's discussion (6/5)
Replies: 0
Views: 3798

Proposed outline for Tuesday's discussion (6/5)

Dear Colleagues, Thanks to everyone who contributed topics for discussion and to the Mayor/consultants/staff for compiling many of these into a document with supplemental questions. After reflecting and talking with others some more about how best to begin this process of evaluating Draft 3, I offer...
by Kathie Tovo
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: McKalla Lane/MLS Soccer
Replies: 6
Views: 10578

Re: McKalla Lane/MLS Soccer

Colleagues, I have incorporated the amendments above from CM Pool and CM Alter and have added some additional language to address other ideas Council Members raised during Tuesday's work session. I will distribute revised versions of the resolution on the dais tomorrow morning. Best, Kathie Tovo May...