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by Ann Kitchen
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Housing Affordability and Housing Supply
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Housing Affordability and Housing Supply

Colleagues Thank you to Mayor Adler and CM Alter for posting your proposal to allow residential in commercial zoning categories. I support this approach and am happy to add my name as a cosponsor. I'm pleased to see the Council's focus on housing that is affordable and look forward to a range of ide...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #63 for 11/4: Project Connect JPA
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: Item #63 for 11/4: Project Connect JPA

CM Ellis Thank you for bringing forward your proposed amendment and direction. To be successful, we must align our goals for affordable housing and access for all people in Austin to Project Connect transit improvements. There are two changes that I think are necessary: (1) alignment with the eTOD r...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution for Securing More Affordable Housing
Replies: 6
Views: 1800

Re: Resolution for Securing More Affordable Housing

Mayor Thank you for suggesting an approach for a conversation around our shared goals and efforts related to affordability and housing. I also support having a work session dedicated to this topic, and then determining if additional work sessions and/or special called meeting for voting is needed. I...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Responding to Hate
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Responding to Hate

CM Alter

I would like to add my support to the resolution you are bringing, and ask to be added as a co-sponsor. I appreciate your efforts and stand with the whole of the city in standing against racism, bigotry, and antisemitism.

Best
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution for Securing More Affordable Housing
Replies: 6
Views: 1800

Resolution for Securing More Affordable Housing

Colleagues As you are all aware, we have dealt with zoning cases recently and over the years that have pointed out the city’s limitations in extending affordable housing programs outside the downtown areas. Affordability Unlocked was one, more narrowly focused, approach that has begun to improve aff...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: ADUs
Replies: 1
Views: 2554

Re: ADUs

CM Tovo

Thank you for your work on this issue - and I would be pleased to lend my support.

Best
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #110 Amendment to Climate Equity Plan
Replies: 0
Views: 4383

Item #110 Amendment to Climate Equity Plan

Colleagues My apologies for this late post - and thank you to CM Alter for her work on the Climate Equity Plan and all the cosponsors for supporting this important effort. I have a few amendments that I am hoping are friendly to the author. They are intended to provide some additional clarity for th...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Climate Equity Plan Implementation
Replies: 5
Views: 4477

Re: Austin Climate Equity Plan Implementation

Thank you CM Alter - And yes, I would like to be listed as a co-sponsor for this resolution. We have all learned how important it is to provide for implementation steps, when major plans like this are completed. Without next steps we lose time advancing key recommendations. The Austin Climate Equity...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: I-35 Work Session Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 3079

Re: I-35 Work Session Discussion

Colleagues I share the comments of CM Ellis and Harper Madison and appreciate the opportunity for the briefing and discussion tomorrow. It is important that we be forward thinking with this level of investment in transportation - which to me means alignment with our transformational efforts around P...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 25794

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Colleagues I'm posting this revised version (to be clearer) of my budget rider related to staffing costs for anti-displacement under the JPA and Project Connect. I have added language to clearly state that this would have to be aligned legally with the Contract with the Voters, when language comes b...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 25794

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

All

Attached is revised language that more clearly states the intent of the budget rider related to the Joint Powers Agreement and anti-displacement strategies.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 165107.pdf

Best Regards
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 25794

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

All

I realized I had not posted our revision to the Austin Cares item. This item is budget neutral, but adds an additional item for training that we have determined was not completed last year.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 101239.pdf

Best
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 25794

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Colleagues Attached is my revised HEAL amendment - which adds CM Tovo as a co-sponsor. The language is the same as I posted yesterday. HEAL INITIATIVE PHASE TWO (Fuentes, Kelly, Pool, Tovo). ARPA Funding Direction ($6 M) to implement Phase II of the Health Initiative and serve at least 200 people ov...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 25794

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Colleagues Attached are my budget amendments and riders, with links to the documents. I have also summarized the budget impact of each, and the co-sponsors and welcome anyone else who would like to be shown as a co-sponsor 1) HEAL INITIATIVE PHASE TWO (Fuentes, Kelly, Pool). ARPA Funding Direction (...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 25794

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Colleagues Below are my budget amendments/direction. I have spoken to each of these from the dais. I also expect to be posting additional direction on the Message Board on Monday regarding staffing for Project Connect anti-displacement related strategies (budget neutral) and carrying through recomme...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 25794

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Mayor

I have sent my amendments to the staff before COB, but am having some technical challenges getting them posted here. I expect to post them shortly.

Best
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homeless Strategy Office Budget
Replies: 1
Views: 1794

Re: Homeless Strategy Office Budget

Mayor Thank you for posting this. As I mentioned on Tuesday at Worksession, my office has been working on a budget amendment that addresses funding for the Homeless Strategy Office. As you mention, this office needs to be fully staffed at a level that enables our Homeless Strategy Officer to be succ...
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: 1338

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: 5431

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: 2321

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: 2321

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: 1356

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: 1356

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: 3689

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: 4459

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...