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by Kathie Tovo
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: ADUs
Replies: 1
Views: 1263

ADUs

Dear Colleagues, Several times over the last few years our dais has discussed how ADUS could prove to be a meaningful tool for us to deploy to help address the need for additional housing options and to help enable residents to remain in place by generating additional income. As you may recall, in A...
by Kathie Tovo
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #111 - Abortion Access Resolution
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Re: Item #111 - Abortion Access Resolution

Thank you, Council Member Ellis. Please add me as a co-sponsor.

best,
Kathie Tovo
by Kathie Tovo
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 26 Direction
Replies: 4
Views: 2050

Re: Item 26 Direction

Dear Colleagues, Below is the motion sheet I will introduce for Item #26 as additional to the one CM Casar intends to bring forward. This direction will be circulated by the Agenda Office soon. I appreciate the work of so many community members that have brought us to this exciting moment! http://as...
by Kathie Tovo
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget priorities
Replies: 3
Views: 2534

Budget priorities

Colleagues, As we enter a challenging budget season this year due to the State-imposed revenue caps and other legislation, I want to take the opportunity sooner rather than later to highlight a few priorities and investments I plan to focus on and advocate for in the upcoming budget. This list may g...
by Kathie Tovo
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Alternative ARP Framework
Replies: 10
Views: 4026

re: direction for alternative framework

Colleagues, Below please find amendments that follow along the points I raised in my message board post and our conversation on Monday. I am bringing forward these amendments with Council Member Alter, Council Member Kitchen, and Mayor Adler. I regard this direction as a critical component in my sup...
by Kathie Tovo
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 6/7 Special Called Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 3265

Re: 6/7 Special Called Meeting

Dear Colleagues, I look forward to today’s discussion. A few quick thoughts: I share the commitment to investing a significant portion of the American Rescue Plan Act funding in housing and services related to ending homelessness (ie. achieving “functional zero”); it is also critically important to ...
by Kathie Tovo
Mon May 17, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Winter Storm Community Task Force Hearings
Replies: 0
Views: 994

Winter Storm Community Task Force Hearings

Hi all - just posting this information from the Public Information Office with the dates of the remaining Community Task Force sessions. Best, Kathie For immediate release: May 10, 2021 Contact: Bryce Bencivengo, bryce.bencivengo@austintexas.gov, 512-766-6178 Winter Storm Review Task Force Seeks Pub...
by Kathie Tovo
Mon May 17, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Winter Storm Session today
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Re: Winter Storm Session today

Colleagues, Here are some of the questions I have related to areas of discussion on today's Council session agenda. A good number of my questions about AE and AWU have received attention in previous sessions, so you'll see just a few in those areas. I am still reading through the Hurricane Harvey Af...
by Kathie Tovo
Mon May 17, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Winter Storm Session today
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Winter Storm Session today

Good morning Colleagues! Today marks our second of two Council work sessions to discuss the Winter Storm response. The conversation today is scheduled to focus on: Sheltering (1:00 - 2:30 p.m.) Austin Energy (2:30 - 3:30 p.m.) Austin Water (3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Council identification of next steps...
by Kathie Tovo
Mon May 10, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Winter Storm Work Session tomorrow
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Re: Winter Storm Work Session tomorrow

Colleagues, Here are some of the questions I have related to the topics identified for tomorrow's work session. While I don't expect we'll have time to discuss many (most?) of these, I'm sharing them in this space in case it's useful and in the event that they help prompt additional questions from o...
by Kathie Tovo
Mon May 10, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Winter Storm Work Session tomorrow
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Winter Storm Work Session tomorrow

Dear Colleagues, Tomorrow we are scheduled for our first of two Council work sessions about the storm. These will not be presentation-based but are instead intended as question/answer/discussion sessions with staff on topics that include (but don’t need to be limited to) the issues identified on Exh...
by Kathie Tovo
Mon May 03, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #70 on 5/6 Agenda - designated camping areas
Replies: 5
Views: 2823

Item #70 on 5/6 Agenda - designated camping areas

Colleagues, As you’ve probably seen, today’s second addendum has an IFC I’m sponsoring with Council Members Alter, Kitchen, and Renteria and Mayor Adler for the May 6, 2021, Council meeting. As the former Chair of the ECHO Membership Council and a longtime advocate on this dais for ending homelessne...
by Kathie Tovo
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: DT Density Bonus Program & Rainey cases
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

Re: DT Density Bonus Program & Rainey cases

Colleagues, Tomorrow, I hope we will take the important step of beginning the process of updating elements of the Downtown Density Bonus Program. After hearing widespread support from community members for updating all of the City’s density bonus programs, I write today to let you know that I intend...
by Kathie Tovo
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Early Childhood Funding and the American Rescue Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 2990

Re: Early Childhood Funding and the American Rescue Plan

Thank you, CM Alter. As a longtime advocate for more funding for our early childhood development system, I was already supportive of this proposal and had intended to advocate for it as well.

Best,

Kathie Tovo
Council Member District 9
by Kathie Tovo
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 28 – Resilience Hubs Amendment
Replies: 5
Views: 2552

Re: Item 28 – Resilience Hubs Amendment

Council Member Casar, Many thanks for engaging with this resolution and proposing these amendments. I've redrafted them to emphasize the community's role in identifying needs and co-creating the hubs and processes; as you'll see below, I've retained your reference to the Urban Sustainability Directo...
by Kathie Tovo
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: DT Density Bonus Program & Rainey cases
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

DT Density Bonus Program & Rainey cases

Colleagues, I’m looking forward to having the delayed Downtown Density Bonus Program discussion on April 6. I thought it might be useful to provide some context in advance since we haven’t yet had an opportunity to address the subject. As I said previously, I think we need to have some time to discu...
by Kathie Tovo
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #67 (Tovo IFC) - Exhibit A
Replies: 4
Views: 2575

Re: Item #67 (Tovo IFC) - Exhibit A

Colleagues, Here are revised amendments for #67: Replace lines 34-38 with the following: The draft work plan appears as Exhibit A; it is Council’s expectation that these sessions will be scheduled as soon as possible for a day-long Special Called meeting or two half-day sessions. Edit lines 41-43 as...
by Kathie Tovo
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting Request
Replies: 12
Views: 6875

Re: Special Called Meeting Request

Colleagues: Thank you for your thoughts on this important matter. In answer to the question the Mayor and others of you have posed, I do not personally feel a need to meet tomorrow, and while I would attend a Special Called meeting if one is held, I do not anticipate supporting this measure. While I...
by Kathie Tovo
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HealthSouth Work Session Draft Motion Sheet
Replies: 1
Views: 1261

Re: additional note

One more important note: I've structured this motion in such a manner that it will *not* trigger a need to resolicit proposals for this project. I meant to indicate that in my comments during the work session. Thanks! I look forward to hearing any questions or ideas you may have. Best, Kathie Tovo
by Kathie Tovo
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mayor Pro Tem
Replies: 2
Views: 2954

Re: Mayor Pro Tem

Thank you CM Alter - you have my support!
by Kathie Tovo
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Supreme Court Justice RBG
Replies: 7
Views: 6017

Re: Supreme Court Justice RBG

Thanks, CM Harper-Madison. I'd like to be added as a co-sponsor.

Best,
Kathie Tovo
Council Member District 9
by Kathie Tovo
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Tovo availability
Replies: 3
Views: 2930

CM Tovo availability

Dear Colleagues, As I mentioned in our budget session last week and work session this week, I am facing a very serious family medical issue. At another point in my time on Council, I might have taken family leave; however, given the critical nature of the issues before our Council at the moment, it’...
by Kathie Tovo
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Gun Violence Task Force: Office of Violence Prevention
Replies: 4
Views: 5309

Re: Gun Violence Task Force: Office of Violence Prevention

Thank you for leading on this and other initiatives to strengthen our City’s gun violence prevention strategies, CM Alter. I supported the creation of the Gun Violence Task Force and sincerely appreciate the time its members spent crafting their report and providing recommendations. I would like to ...
by Kathie Tovo
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 14991

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: 3799

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...