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by Leslie Pool
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Camping and Sit / Lie Resolution and Ordinance
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

Re: Camping and Sit / Lie Resolution and Ordinance

My thanks to CMs Kitchen and Tovo for bringing this resolution for our consideration in an upcoming Council meeting. I recognize the differences in approach that you've identified and support the tack you're taking with your resolution. I would be glad to offer support as a co-sponsor to bring your ...
by Leslie Pool
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY20 budget priorities update
Replies: 0
Views: 666

FY20 budget priorities update

Colleagues, I’d like to provide an update to my earlier post on the upcoming city budget, and to the priorities I laid out for investment in our community’s needs. After reviewing the City Manager’s well-crafted budget, I am very supportive of the focus on the needs of those experiencing homelessnes...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council

Mayor, thanks for the prompt about the new Water Oversight Committee and also much appreciation for CM Alter's work to constitute this new oversight entity. I would like to reaffirm my interest in serving on the new committee. I'm vice chair of Audit & Finance and AE Oversight and, as I do not curre...
by Leslie Pool
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool Budget Priorities
Replies: 0
Views: 824

CM Pool Budget Priorities

Colleagues: This will be the last fiscal year before the effect of the 3.5% revenue cap imposed upon our city by the state legislature is fully realized. That means striking an appropriate balance this budget season between setting aside revenue for the stormy days ahead and shoring up important inv...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Working on an Equity & Women’s Rights agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Working on an Equity & Women’s Rights agenda


Colleagues, in light of recent events in Texas and around the country, I am working on an Equity & Women’s Rights agenda to bring forward sometime in the fall for action. I wanted to give you an idea early on in this process to invite you to join me in crafting the agenda. For example, under the le...
by Leslie Pool
Sat May 25, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Responding to Alabama's abortion ban
Replies: 3
Views: 2622

Re: Responding to Alabama's abortion ban

postscript ... I hope you will join me, my co-sponsors, and key advocates - NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, Lilith Fund, and Planned Parenthood Greater Texas - in supporting this resolution. Please let me know if you have any additional feedback - thanks!

Best,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Sat May 25, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Responding to Alabama's abortion ban
Replies: 3
Views: 2622

Responding to Alabama's abortion ban

Colleagues: I wanted to make sure anyone looking for the resolution in the previous thread is able to find it easily here, below. Thank you again for participating in the important dialogue around the resolution I have drafted in response to Alabama’s newly signed anti-abortion law. I believe that t...
by Leslie Pool
Thu May 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution to boycott Alabama.
Replies: 9
Views: 4178

Re: resolution to boycott Alabama.

Colleagues, since posting my original message about boycotting Alabama, I have received a tremendous amount of support. I have also worked hard to draft a resolution that takes into account the feedback and concerns that have been raised. For example, the resolution clearly states that we oppose the...
by Leslie Pool
Tue May 21, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution to boycott Alabama.
Replies: 9
Views: 4178

Re: resolution to boycott Alabama.

MPT Garza, thank you very much for your feedback. I see this boycott as being very similar to Austin's boycott of Arizona from 2010-2018 - a boycott that I supported and one that was in effect for four years after we started the new 10-1 council until City Manager Cronk lifted it last year. So there...
by Leslie Pool
Fri May 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution to boycott Alabama.
Replies: 9
Views: 4178

resolution to boycott Alabama.

Colleagues, In response to Alabama’s newly signed anti-abortion law – the most restrictive in the country – I am drafting a resolution for the June 6 Council agenda that would prohibit the city from doing business with Alabama, including any staff travel to the state for meetings or conventions. Ala...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 4105

Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting

Colleagues, After listening to the concerns of Flood Mitigation Task Force members and residents in District 7, I am bringing amendments that include environmental protections and floodplain regulations as stated priorities in our new code. I salute my colleagues for their commitment to protecting A...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 8525

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues: My amendments posted here speak to my overall desire to get back to the basics of what the City Manager and our staff are asking us to do: give broad policy direction for the land development code rewrite and mapping. Over the past several weeks, we have debated the questions posed in th...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 8525

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

Colleagues, here is the link to the text of an amendment I will offer tomorrow. It covers the work that CM Kitchen and I did to ensure our Land Development Code includes District-area (Small Area) Planning. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/F6-20190423152645.pdf I will have additional...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Climate Resilience Resolution for our May 9 agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 2039

Climate Resilience Resolution for our May 9 agenda

Colleagues, We have all been reading about the existential threats facing us in regards to climate change. I have drafted a resolution that seeks to build in resiliency throughout our community to help us better prepare and respond to severe climate events. I welcome your input on this resolution an...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #33: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP)
Replies: 9
Views: 4396

Re: Item #33: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP)

Colleagues, as promised earlier today in our work session, here are the amendments that I will offer on Thursday. My staff worked with the ASMP team to vet the amendments. They helped craft the wording offered here and have no objections to them being adopted. Amendments: Language on Transit Priorit...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 7186

Re: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions

Colleagues: I appreciate all the posted comments and proposals that will prepare us for our discussions, and I am in general agreement with much of it. I would like to share this addition to our collective direction from CM Kitchen and myself. -- Leslie From Leslie & Ann: We agree with the Mayor’s c...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 7186

Re: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions

Colleagues, thanks for your thoughtful comments here. I am in general agreement throughout, in particular with the Mayor's added and specific language relating to policy goals and long-range planning. I am especially supportive of putting the new measuring tool from the UT Gentrification report, "Up...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 7186

Re: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions

Colleagues, thanks for your thoughtful comments here. I am in general agreement throughout, in particular with the Mayor's added and specific language relating to policy goals and long-range planning. I am especially supportive of putting the new measuring tool from the UT Gentrification report, "Up...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Affordability Unlocked Resolution
Replies: 8
Views: 5237

Re: Affordability Unlocked Resolution

CM Casar, thank you for laying out your resolution at work session today. I would like to add my name to the resolution as a co-sponsor, if you have a spot available. I definitely support revising our development bonus program so that we require developers to provide more affordable units when the c...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution on voting procedures to Feb 7 council meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

Re: Resolution on voting procedures to Feb 7 council meeting

Thanks so much, CM Flannigan, for signing on. We have one more spot for a co-sponsor if anyone else would like to join, please note here or let me or Amy Smith know.

Appreciate everyone's support on this item!

Best,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution on voting procedures to Feb 7 council meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

Resolution on voting procedures to Feb 7 council meeting

Colleagues, I am bringing forward a resolution for February 7 that calls for the City Manager and the City Clerk to explore best practices regarding municipal bodies’ voting procedures. My thanks to Mayor Adler and Council Member Kitchen for joining me in this effort and I welcome anyone else who wo...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

All, thanks for posting. I would like to stay on the committees I'm currently on and would like to make a change: - Audit and Finance Committee - CHAIR (member currently and was VICE CHAIR when CM Troxclair was on leave) - Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee - I'm chair currently and would lik...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #15 - Proposed Amendments, City's State Leg. Program
Replies: 2
Views: 3528

Re: Item #15 - Proposed Amendments, City's State Leg. Progra

Good morning! I support including both of your proposed amendments to the City's 2019 Legislative Agenda, CM Houston. I wanted to signal my support to you publicly as I will, regrettably, miss our Oct 18 council meeting. I will be attending the National Habitat Conservation Plan Coalition annual mee...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Sept. 20 Meeting - District 10 Zoning Case Postponement
Replies: 6
Views: 7641

Re: Sept. 20 Meeting - District 10 Zoning Case Postponement

CM Alter, I support your request for a postponement on Sep 20 of the instant case. Travel safely!

Regards,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Precourt and MLS: Pitting City Against City
Replies: 0
Views: 4315

Precourt and MLS: Pitting City Against City

Colleagues, I have been outspoken on the many parts of the Precourt proposal about which I have major concerns, such as providing tax-free property and below-market rent. I still have these concerns and plan to discuss them tomorrow. However, I wanted to take a moment to talk about another aspect of...