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by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #43 Resolution Amendment
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Item #43 Resolution Amendment

Colleagues Attached is an amendment I plan to offer to the Item #43 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute the Interlocal Agreement with ATP for the transfer of tax revenue for implementation of Project Connect. This amendment is to the resolution and does not change the ILA, which the A...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Alternative ARP Framework
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: Alternative ARP Framework

Colleagues Thank you for the alternative framework CM Alter, and the proposed directions that colleagues have been posting. I support CM Casar's proposed Direction related to rental assistance. It is critical that we ensure that our residents have protections against losing their homes due to the in...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CORRECTED ITEM 93 eTOD Amendment Kitchen
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: CORRECTED ITEM 93 eTOD Amendment Kitchen

Thank you MPT Harper-Madison for considering this amendment. I believe the substitute language that you have suggested would address my concern and give staff the appropriate direction to focus resources on the highest priority corridors as they proceed with ETOD policy development, community engage...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CORRECTED ITEM 93 eTOD Amendment Kitchen
Replies: 3
Views: 567

CORRECTED ITEM 93 eTOD Amendment Kitchen

Colleagues Thank you to MPT Harper-Madison for accepting most of my amendments to Item 93 eTOD Resolution. I have one remaining amendment - that tracks back to our conversations at the worksession on June 1st. As we discussed at the worksession, this amendment clarifies where land use amendments wou...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 93 eTOD Resolution A
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Item 93 eTOD Resolution A

Colleagues Thank you to MPT Harper-Madison for accepting most of my amendments to Item 93 eTOD Resolution. I have one remaining amendment - that tracks back to our conversations at the worksession on June 1st. As we discussed at the worksession, this amendment clarifies where land use amendments wou...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 93 eTOD Resolution A
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Item 93 eTOD Resolution A

Item 93 eTOD Resolution, Amendment to Line 142: BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN: The City Council directs the City Manager to contribute actively to the ongoing studies, in partnership with Capital Metro, to help ensure the study outcomes serve as a guide for revising the Ci...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 77 Direction for Homeless Funding - New ARPA Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 413

Item 77 Direction for Homeless Funding - New ARPA Thread

Colleagues I appreciated the discussion on Monday related to the proposed ARPA funds, particularly for the homeless rehousing system. I want to thank CM Tovo for the Direction I understand she is working on. She described on her Message Board post and in the Monday meeting directions related to esta...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 6/7 Special Called Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: 6/7 Special Called Meeting

Mayor Thank you for laying out a framework for our discussion of the ARPA funds. I can support this framework as written. If there is interest in moving some of the line items, I will be less supportive, as I believe this approach addresses all the concerns that our colleagues have raised at appropr...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 6/3 Council Meeiting
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: 6/3 Council Meeiting

Colleagues

I can support CM Kelly request for postponement of item 40 until June 10th. That is only one week and still gives us time to take it up before the summer break.

Best
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 40 - eTOD
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: Item 40 - eTOD

Mayor Pro Tem Thank you for accepting many of my amendments previously posted and for the revised resolution that incorporates those amendments. I have one remaining amendment, which is basically the same as my previous Amendment 1. This amendment strikes "and high capacity transit areas" ...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu May 20, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment to Item 16 - in support of 1A with direction
Replies: 0
Views: 410

Amendment to Item 16 - in support of 1A with direction

All Below is my motion with direction for moving forward with Option 1A for the DAC - which is the option that provides a clustered footprint that preserves, to the greater extent, the open park greenspace, shoreline, and trail relationship from vehicular access. This approach meets the needs of all...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue May 18, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment to Item 29 TOD
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Amendment to Item 29 TOD

All Thank you again to MPT Harper-Madison and her co-sponsors for her resolution recognizing the importance of aligning land use with Project Connect opportunities - and more deliberately planning for growth along the transit corridors (rail, commuter, rapid transit). I understand that the MPT would...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue May 04, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #70 on 5/6 Agenda - designated camping areas
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

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

CM Tovo: Thank you for bringing forward this resolution, CM Tovo and including me as a co-sponsor. It is time that we have this conversation again and determine options for temporary, safer camping locations, while we work to connect people to housing and services. These locations must be carefully ...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue May 04, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 41 eTOD
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Item 41 eTOD

MPT Harper-Madison Thank you for your leadership in bringing Item 41 forward. This is the time to align our land use policies with Project Connect. I would like to add my name as a cosponsor - and have proposed some clarifying amendments and suggested some ways perhaps to move more quickly in the hi...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon May 03, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment to eTOD Item 41
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Amendment to eTOD Item 41

Colleagues I wanted to thank Mayor Pro Tem Harper-Madison and her cosponsors for bringing forward Item 41 related to the city's TOD processes. It is very timely and critical that we engage in community-level planning with neighbors in TOD areas that align with the implementation timeline for Project...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AMENDMENT TO ITEM 20 - 911 Emergency Response
Replies: 0
Views: 886

AMENDMENT TO ITEM 20 - 911 Emergency Response

Colleagues I am proposing the below amendment to Item #20 related to creation of the Emergency Communications Department. This aligns the ordinance language about the Department purposes with the intent and current practice to provide for dispatch to EMS, Fire, and Mental Health for 911 emergency ca...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 28 – Resilience Hubs Amendment
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: Item 28 – Resilience Hubs Amendment

All Thank you so much CM Tovo (and your cosponsors) for bringing this resolution, as well as CM Casar and Alter for their amendments. I have a brief amendment that I will offer today - to CM Casar amendment: Insert: "response planning" to the line about engaging the community. I think it i...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #67 (Tovo IFC) - Exhibit A
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

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

CM Tovo Thank you for bringing forward this and other resolutions related to the winter storms and emergency response. It is critical that we analyze and learn from this experience, so that our city is better prepared and our citizens are not faced with disruption and safety threats in the future. T...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Framework for American Rescue Plan
Replies: 0
Views: 768

Framework for American Rescue Plan

Mayor Thank you for bringing forward Resolution 111 (Resilient ATC) related to developing a transformational and generational impact for use of the American Rescue Plan funding, on a community wide basis. We have an unprecedented opportunity to come together as a community to use these funds to reco...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Oversight Committee 3/3 Meeting Approach
Replies: 0
Views: 785

Austin Water Oversight Committee 3/3 Meeting Approach

Colleagues – As our community continues to feel the impacts of the winter storm, the city must take all steps necessary to help people recover and ensure that we are better prepared and more resilient in the face of continued climate change. Tomorrow’s joint Austin Energy and Water Oversight Committ...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Questions for Austin Water Oversight Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 1058

Re: Questions for Austin Water Oversight Meeting

Alison Thanks so much - we will incorporate these questions into the agenda for the meeting next Wednesday. The plan is to post a more detailed agenda on Tuesday. I encourage all to post any particular questions and issues you would like to see addressed for Wednesday. Best Ann Kitchen City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 6 on 2/25
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: Item 6 on 2/25

Mayor Thank you for this posting and for your amendment. I will be bringing an amendment to add an item for the City Manager's report on recommended actions related to disaster relief as follows: AMENDMENT LANGUAGE: Recommendations for formalizing and improving the city's and the community's notific...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting Request
Replies: 12
Views: 4278

Re: Special Called Meeting Request

All Please see above posts. As 6 of us have already indicated in several ways - we do not feel there is a need for the meeting. As you all are aware, our city legal sent out an email yesterday clarifying that a quorum is not available for tonight's meeting; we have now posted in response to the Mayo...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: February 9 - item 1 - Amendment
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Re: February 9 - item 1 - Amendment

Attached is my amended language for Item 1 Amendment "Shall the City Charter be amended to change the form of city government from ‘council-manager’ to ‘strong mayor-council,’ which will eliminate the position of professional city manager and designate an elected mayor as the chief administrati...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Feb 18 Agenda Item 48
Replies: 0
Views: 918

Feb 18 Agenda Item 48

Hello Colleagues, We are bringing forward Item 48 to address issues related to the I-35 project. The resolution provides an opportunity for the Council as a whole to support earlier communications to TxDOT by their deadline. The resolution includes those communications from city's transportation sta...