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by Ann Kitchen
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: KITCHEN DIRECTION TO ITEM 95
Replies: 0
Views: 86

KITCHEN DIRECTION TO ITEM 95

All Below please find direction I will be bringing for item #95 Best Regards Ann Kitchen City Council D5 KITCHEN DIRECTION ITEM #95 I move to amend Item 95 to include the following direction: In developing the financing model and any agreement for acquisition or improvements related to the expansion...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)
Replies: 17
Views: 1922

Re: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)

Colleagues I support the amendments that the Mayor posted related to the Economic Development Organization and to the use of higher than anticipated sales tax to help address this urgent and pressing need - the imminent danger of permanently losing key players in some of our most important industry ...
by Ann Kitchen
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)
Replies: 17
Views: 1922

Re: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)

Mayor Adler, CM Tovo, Pool, Flannigan Please add me as a co-sponsor for this resolution for the 9/17 meeting - Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (SAVES) (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/c ... eg.htm#062) I share the urgency of additional help as these are among our most hardest hit and vuln...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: IFC for 09/03
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: IFC for 09/03

Thank you Mayor and to all of Council for their unanimous support for unprecedented investment in transit-supportive affordable housing and anti-displacement efforts as part of the transit program and our vote on the Contract with the Voters for Project Connect This resolution helps clarify the inte...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

Re: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal

Attached is my updated contract with the voters:
- for the $300 million option

See the link below.
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 164406.pdf

Best
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

Re: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal

CM Ellis Thank you for accepting that amendment. Attached is my revised contract with the voters, which makes amendments to the document you posted last night - for the $300 million option - incorporates the language above that you have now included also - incorporates projects related to Corridor P...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

Re: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal

CM Ellis I appreciate your efforts to address concerns related to the Barton Springs Bridge. In my conversations with the community, there is a concern that the amount included in the $450 M package presupposes a replacement of this historic bridge, which has been an issue of community concern for q...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

Re: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal

All I appreciate CM Ellis and her co-sponsor's proposal and appreciate the efforts of advocates in bringing this work forward. I have long been a supporter of all of these type projects which are important for offering mobility options, addressing equity, and ensuring safety. I do want to offer anot...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Schedule for August 12 Budget Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: Schedule for August 12 Budget Meeting

Thank you Mayor Having the schedule is helpful. I will suggest sometime during the day and at least by the beginning of deliberations - that we set an end time for the meeting, as we are also posted for Thursday and can continue deliberations then. I am open to discussion with my colleagues on the a...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments

Greg I support this approach as the base motion and thank you for pulling this all together this way. I appreciate the efforts of all of our colleagues and the ideas they have brought forward which are included in this base motion. Our colleagues have all expressed their commitment to advancing safe...
by Ann Kitchen
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 7467

Re: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

Greg - Please add me in support (and as a co-sponsor) for this joint proposal. I am committed to taking action now, in this budget cycle. In the name of public safety, our police officers have been asked to take on our community's most difficult health and social problems. Police officers are not eq...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homeless Housing Investment Budget Rider
Replies: 0
Views: 425

Homeless Housing Investment Budget Rider

All Attached is the Budget Rider I mentioned yesterday, to commit to housing for homeless individuals. This rider commits over the next two years to the additional investment level in housing services that have been recommended by the city's consultants. As the consultants pointed out in their prese...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool Budget Rider for EMS Community Health Paramedics
Replies: 0
Views: 358

CM Pool Budget Rider for EMS Community Health Paramedics

All I am attaching on behalf of CM Leslie Pool and co-sponsors Ann Kitchen, Alison Alter, Greg Casar (invited - Natasha Harper-Madison) our budget rider to fund additional seven (7) Community Health Paramedic FTEs to respond to dispatch calls for people experiencing homelessness and to support clini...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Rider for First Response to Mental Health Calls (Mental Health Diversion)
Replies: 0
Views: 511

Budget Rider for First Response to Mental Health Calls (Mental Health Diversion)

Colleagues I am posting this Budget Rider, on behalf of myself and my co-sponsors (CMs Leslie Pool, Greg Casar, Natasha Harper-Madison, Alison Alter) I am excited to have this opportunity with my co-sponsors to accelerate the implementation of the First Response for Mental Health Calls program which...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Tovo availability
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: CM Tovo availability

Thank you CM Tovo.

Your dedication is appreciated - and please know that we are here to provide support. We are thinking about you and your family during this difficult time

Best Regards
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Amendment: EMS investments
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Re: Budget Amendment: EMS investments

CM Alter Thank you and your so-sponsors for bringing forward this budget rider to fund needed EMS resources. Please add me as a co-sponsor on this budget rider. I also wanted to highlight your mention of additional investments in EMS, including 7 additional community health paramedics to assist our ...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Gun Violence Task Force: Office of Violence Prevention
Replies: 4
Views: 1367

Re: Gun Violence Task Force: Office of Violence Prevention

CM Alter Thank you for your leadership on pursuing this recommendation for the Office of Violence Prevention. And thank you also to CM Ellis for her efforts related to safe storage. I appreciated the opportunity to co-sponsor your resolution related to the Gun Violence Task Force and would also appr...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Monday’s Joint Meeting with Capital Metro RE: Project Connect
Replies: 7
Views: 2238

Re: Monday’s Joint Meeting with Capital Metro RE: Project Connect

Thank you Mayor and MPT I also want to understand options for additional investment in anti-displacement efforts at a level that is slightly above 8.5. Now is the time to build into Project Connect the investments necessary to ensure this transformative initiative benefits everyone. Understanding th...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Amendment: Chief Medical Officer
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: Budget Amendment: Chief Medical Officer

Thank you CM Alter I believe the creation of the Chief Medical Office role is critically important and transformative for our city. This is an important change that will help more effectively shift the city's focus to health both through proactive programs and as a response to emergencies. I also th...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

Re: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19

I will participate on Monday.

Best
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 6550

Re: Institutional reform

Colleagues,

After considering feedback from the Law Dept, please see this REVISED v2 of the amendment I intend for item #96:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 130651.pdf

Best Regards
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 6550

Re: Institutional reform

Colleagues,

Here the amendment I intend for item #96:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 090342.pdf

Best Regards
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 6550

Re: Institutional reform

Colleagues On Saturday I proposed that we find a way to fully fund the Mental Health Diversion Initiative. This program is an example of how our city can shift funding from policing to social services and addressing health disparities - in this case intervening in a crisis situation with mental heal...
by Ann Kitchen
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 6550

Re: Institutional reform

Institutional Reform and Mental Health Colleagues Thank you all for your work in putting together these Criminal Justice Reform resolutions for Council action on Thursday. I appreciate and respect the work that all of you have been doing through the Council Judicial Committee and on other initiative...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri May 01, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: COVID-19 Budget Resolution for May 7
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Re: COVID-19 Budget Resolution for May 7

Colleagues Thank you to everyone's comments. My co-sponsors (MPT Garza, Casar, Pool, Alter) and I have posted Item #60 on the Addendum for the May 7th agenda. The resolution is intended as establishing an approach to discuss holistically our community's needs and the use of CARES Act and other fundi...