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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: 544

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: 362

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: 313

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: 211

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: 632

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 is importan...
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: 804

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: 357

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: 421

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: 697

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: 988

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: 3045

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: 475

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 administrative an...
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: 597

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...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CORRECTED MESSAGE BOARD POST ITEM 49 HEAL INITIATIVE FACT SHEET AND QUESTIONS/ANSWERS
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Re: CORRECTED MESSAGE BOARD POST ITEM 49 HEAL INITIATIVE FACT SHEET AND QUESTIONS/ANSWERS

Mayor Adler Thank you for your comments on Item 49. I believe your comments are already addressed in Version 3 of the Item 49: 1) Data is driving the process of identification of locations. In response to suggestions from the community, the cosponsors have added an amendment in Version 3 to clearly ...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/4 - Item 32 - Forensics Dept
Replies: 2
Views: 5180

Re: 2/4 - Item 32 - Forensics Dept

Thank you CM Casar. I expect to support this amendment.

I also may have questions related to the pros and cons of moving toward an independent lab over time, as is done in Houston, if it is possible to protect current city employees wage and benefit levels.

Best
Ann Kitchen
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HEAL Initiative - Connecting individuals to housing
Replies: 5
Views: 4650

Re: HEAL Initiative - Connecting individuals to housing

Please see Corrected Message Board Post - with a FACT Sheet, Question and Answer, and list of clarifications to be posted later today.

Best
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: ITEM 49 FACT SHEET HEAL INITIATIVE; AMENDMENTS
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: ITEM 49 FACT SHEET HEAL INITIATIVE; AMENDMENTS

PLEASE REVIEW THE CORRECTED MESSAGE BOARD POST. THIS ONE IS WITHDRAWN.

ANN KITCHEN
CITY COUNCIL D5
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CORRECTED MESSAGE BOARD POST ITEM 49 HEAL INITIATIVE FACT SHEET AND QUESTIONS/ANSWERS
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

CORRECTED MESSAGE BOARD POST ITEM 49 HEAL INITIATIVE FACT SHEET AND QUESTIONS/ANSWERS

Colleagues My colleagues and I are posting a FACT SHEET and QUESTIONS/ANSWERS to provide more information for your consideration. We also appreciate the co-sponsorship of CM Alter and are including her amendments posted on the Message Board. (CoSponsors: Kitchen, Alter, Kelly, Pool, Renteria, Tovo) ...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: ITEM 49 FACT SHEET HEAL INITIATIVE; AMENDMENTS
Replies: 1
Views: 454

ITEM 49 FACT SHEET HEAL INITIATIVE; AMENDMENTS

Colleagues My colleagues and I are posting a FACT SHEET and QUESTIONS/ANSWERS to provide more information for your consideration. We also appreciate the co-sponsorship of CM Alter and are including her amendments posted on the Message Board. (CoSponsors: Kitchen, Alter, Kelly, Pool, Renteria, Tovo) ...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Council Meeting Schedule

Thanks Mayor

I have a 3pm meeting on Tuesday and will have to leave Work Session at that point. I may be able to return at 4pm or 4:30 if Council is still meeting.

Best
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HEAL Initiative - Connecting individuals to housing
Replies: 5
Views: 4650

HEAL Initiative - Connecting individuals to housing

Colleagues My co-sponsors and I have posted the HEAL Initiative for the February 4th agenda. HEAL represents an effective addition to the valuable efforts that our homeless service partners and city staff are currently pursuing in our community. What is HEAL? --This resolution asks the City Manager ...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mayor Pro Tem 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 4424

Re: Mayor Pro Tem 2021

Thank you CM Casar. I appreciate your interest in serving as MPT and your commitment to building consensus with the community and the Council to advance our shared values of housing people experiencing homelessness and ensuring public safety is approached in a way that makes everyone more safe. We m...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: APPOINTMENT OF PROJECT CONNECT'S ATP BOARD
Replies: 0
Views: 799

APPOINTMENT OF PROJECT CONNECT'S ATP BOARD

Dear Colleagues, We appreciate the trust you have placed in us, the members of the Nominating Committee established by the interlocal agreement between Capital Metro and the City of Austin, to recommend the initial Community Expert members of the Austin Transit Partnership. This ATP Board is charged...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: NEXT STEP FOR PROJECT CONNECT COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Replies: 0
Views: 711

NEXT STEP FOR PROJECT CONNECT COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Colleagues - At this Friday's meeting of the Council and CapMetro, my colleagues and I [Greg Casar, Leslie Pool. Mayor Steve Adler] along with Commissioner Jeff Travillion, are proposing the next steps for creating the Project Connect Community Advisory Committee. The Community Advisory Committee wi...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: RE: Mobility-related Positions
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Re: RE: Mobility-related Positions

Hi All I want to also thank the Mayor for his willingness to help our community launch Project Connect on the ATP Board. This is a transformative effort for our community and his leadership on that Board is much appreciated. I also appreciate CM Ellis joining us on the CAMPO Board. She has been part...