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by Ann Kitchen
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 29 proposed language
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: Item 29 proposed language

Colleagues, Attached is the redlined ordinance from Cm Tovo, Alter, Pool and I which has been revised to match the formatting of the Mayor's proposal. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/87-20191017102850.pdf I've also included another document providing comparison of all proposals. htt...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 29 proposed language
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: Item 29 proposed language

Colleagues

Attached is a comparison document that compares provisions in the redlined ordinance from CM Tovo, Alter, Pool and I to the Mayor's proposed ordinance

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 134757.pdf

Best Regards
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 29 proposed language
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: Item 29 proposed language

Colleagues Attached is a redlined ordinance from CM Tovo, Alter, Pool and I which includes revision to address the concerns we heard expressed in yesterday's worksession http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/58-20191016124222.pdf We have made the following substance revisions to respond t...
by Ann Kitchen
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Homeless Ordinance Clarification Oct 17
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Re: Proposed Homeless Ordinance Clarification Oct 17

Colleagues We have created a summary of the proposed clarifications for item #29 (Kitchen, Tovo, Alter, Pool) which lists the areas we are proposing that pose health and safety risks and should be restricted. We have also listed the approach for noncriminal enforcement and involvement of social serv...
by Ann Kitchen
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Homeless Ordinance Clarification Oct 17
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Proposed Homeless Ordinance Clarification Oct 17

Colleagues I am posting a revised ordinance for Item #29 on the October 17th Council Agenda, from my co-sponsors and I (Councilmembers Tovo, Alter and Pool). [See the revised ordinance here. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/8F-20191012151055.pdf] In June, Council revised the homeless...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Work Session Scheduling
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: Work Session Scheduling

Colleagues In response to the Mayor's question, I think it is important to continue the conversation we began at the Special Called Meeting on Homelessness on September 21st. We ended that meeting by discussing next steps, deciding to move forward with a worksession to allow more time for Council di...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Base Ordinance (Homelessness) for Council Consideration
Replies: 0
Views: 798

Base Ordinance (Homelessness) for Council Consideration

Dear colleagues, Below is a link to the base ordinance for Council consideration that (1) tracks the phased approach posted by Mayor Adler and CMs Tovo, Casar, and myself and (2) includes all alternatives proposed by each of us. Phased Approach document: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilfo...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: Budget Adoption

Colleagues,
Please see link below to an additional budget amendment I intend to move tomorrow.

Homelessness Housing Amendment:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 52320.xlsx

Best,
Ann Kitchen
City Council, District 5
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: Budget Adoption

Colleagues, Please see below links to forms for the 2 budget items I mentioned at our last work session. BOA Residential Fees Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/E6-20190909122014.xlsx AE Customer Assistance Program Budget Direction: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincounci...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Re: Homelessness

Greg Thank you for your comments and for your participation in putting these thoughts together. I think we are all on the same page with both thoughts - that the best way to deter camping is to provide housing. AND with the value that we must prevent homelessness - we must provide housing and servic...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 92
Replies: 0
Views: 600

Item 92

Hello colleagues, I wanted to share the amendment language we have been working on for Item 92, found at the link below: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/4E-20190807175135.pdf I look forward to the additional discussion as we work to find ways to help provide our community more affor...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council

All

I also want to thank CM Pool for her offer to serve as Chair and CM Alter for her offer to serve as Vice Chair. I look forward to this Committee getting up and running.

Best Regards
Ann Kitchen
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council

All I would appreciate the opportunity to participate. I was a member of the first committee that addressed water issues, and would like to continue as a member of that committee. Thank you to CM Ellis for offering to chair and to CM Alter for bringing forward the creation of the Committee, and to C...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: August 8th Agenda Item #71
Replies: 0
Views: 696

August 8th Agenda Item #71

Colleagues I want to thank CM Tovo and cosponsors CM Renteria, Ellis, Alter, and Pool for bringing forward item #71 related to identifying opportunities for drinking fountains in the central part of the city. I look forward to our conversations next week and am proposing a small change that I think ...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Economic Development Corporation and Local Government Corporation IFCs
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Economic Development Corporation and Local Government Corporation IFCs

Thank you CM Tovo for moving forward with both of these important resolutions. I appreciate the opportunity (and am confirming) that I will be a co-sponsor on both resolutions.

Best Regards
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Sign Ordinance - Item 113
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

Re: Sign Ordinance - Item 113

Colleagues,

We have a revised motion sheet (v2) linked below. I will distribute copies this morning. Thank you.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 095149.pdf

Ann Kitchen
City Council District 5
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Sign Ordinance - Item 113
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

Sign Ordinance - Item 113

Colleagues, I intend to bring an amendment to Item 113 (sign ordinance) that makes certain limited allowances for off-premise signage at transit facilities in the public right-of-way. Below is a link to a rough draft, and my staff is working with the Law department to clarify and finalize the langua...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Housing-Focused Shelter
Replies: 0
Views: 1027

Housing-Focused Shelter

Colleagues - I wanted to share with you all the information I sent out to D5 today (https://conta.cc/2XiIPPY): Dear Neighbors, People need a place to live. If Austin is going to address homelessness, the long-term answer is that people need a safe, healthy place to live. No person should have to liv...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Outline of 6/20/19 Council Meeting & 6/19/19 Special Called
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Re: Outline of 6/20/19 Council Meeting & 6/19/19 Special Cal

Hello colleagues, I too will not be attending council work session on Tuesday, 6/18/19, but want to go ahead and clarify my intent to pull Item #69: Purchasing- Butler Pitch and Putt golf course contract (postponed by Council on 6/6/19 to 6/20/19) for further discussion. Ann Kitchen City Councilmemb...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu May 23, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29
Replies: 4
Views: 2627

Re: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

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
by Ann Kitchen
Tue May 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29
Replies: 4
Views: 2627

May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

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
by Ann Kitchen
Wed May 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 9th Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 2207

May 9th Meeting

Colleagues, I have prepared amendment language for two of our agenda items based on discussions at our recent work session. The first provides added direction to staff related to Item #8, Approving the proposed Dougherty Arts Center redevelopment site at Butler Shores Park. The direction can be foun...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed May 01, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 4232

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

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 la...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed May 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 2 Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 2532

Re: May 2 Meeting

Colleagues, 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....
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 8791

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues I am attaching two amendments for consideration tomorrow: 1. AMENDMENT #1: This is my original amendment, with some language added from CM Flannigan, Harper-Madison, and Renteria. I have taken their approach to transition zones, which asks the City Manager to consider options for mapping,...