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by Leslie Pool
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)
Replies: 17
Views: 1919

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

Colleagues, I believe CM Flannigan spoke to this just now, so he & I may be bringing similar amendments. My staff is preparing text to insert on the appropriate line our intention to include staging companies, artist service organizations, and studio spaces. These local businesses are key components...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: IFC for 09/03
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: IFC for 09/03

Mayor and all, thanks for bringing additional clarification stating that the Council intends to consult with and include neighborhoods along Project Connect routes as the City develops its anti-displacement strategies and priorities. I have not wavered at all from my firm support for City policies t...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments
Replies: 9
Views: 1507

Re: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments

Greg, I agree with your approach in establishing as our base motion the combination of amendments we have all laid out and as you have incorporated them in your latest spreadsheet. We do seem to have reached unanimity on most (if not all) of them. I am proud to be a member of this council as we pull...
by Leslie Pool
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 7462

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

Thank you, Greg, for your hard work on this proposal. I support the changes as you’ve laid them out, and I’ve noted where you included the EMS Community Health Paramedics and abortion access initiatives that I am carrying. Thanks so much. I want to bring everyone’s attention to three other budget am...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool APD budget amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

CM Pool APD budget amendments

Colleagues, here is my APD budget proposal that includes both funding and structural changes: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/25-20200803194952.pdf The changes I am recommending amount to nearly $80 million, but I consider this to be just a start to the larger effort we will need to...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CMPool FY21 budget amendments (non-APD)
Replies: 0
Views: 713

CMPool FY21 budget amendments (non-APD)

Colleagues, here are the budget amendments I will be bringing as part of our adoption process next week. We will also have a chance to discuss these at our work session tomorrow. Amendment #1: Austin Fire Department, Aerial Ladder Staffing (16 FTEs) at the Moore’s Crossing EMS/Fire Station. $1,796,7...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:59 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, I would like to join you as a sponsor on additional initiatives that strengthen our work around ending gun violence. The Garrett Foster shooting drives home, once more, how critical it is to end gun violence — full stop — and I echo entirely CM Tovo’s comments. I, too, grieve with Garrett ...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool’s APD Budget amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 2277

CM Pool’s APD Budget amendments

We continue to hear from so many in our community – from organized advocates to residents engaging with us for the first time – all demanding a transformational change in policing in Austin. I stand firmly with our communities demanding that change. I believe these transformations are achieved with ...
by Leslie Pool
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Monday’s Joint Meeting with Capital Metro RE: Project Connect
Replies: 7
Views: 2237

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

Colleagues, in advance of our joint meeting Monday with Cap Metro and the attendant tax rate discussions I’d like to add my support to: - approve a FY21 tax rate no higher than 3.5% - set TRE financing for Project Connect at ~8.5 cents, and - commit to adding significant funds in the TRE to mitigate...
by Leslie Pool
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Amendment: Chief Medical Officer
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: Budget Amendment: Chief Medical Officer

Agree with all comments here - CM Alter’s proposal to establish an office of Chief Medical Officer; its transformative and critical importance, as CM Kitchen points out; and the desire to learn more about intersections with existing systems, as CM Flannigan urges. Thanks, CM Alter, for offering this...
by Leslie Pool
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 6550

Re: Institutional reform

MPT Garza and CM Casar, I've read the resolutions below that you will bring on the June 11 agenda, and support the directions you’re heading. The specifics in these items essentially align with statements each of us separately has made recently and with policy positions we've championed together at ...
by Leslie Pool
Sun May 24, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Shop the Block! initiative, June 4 agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 1707

Shop the Block! initiative, June 4 agenda

Colleagues: I am placing an item on our June 4 agenda addendum that I hope will bring relief to our small businesses – namely restaurants, bars, and retail – by allowing them use of their parking lots, portions of the sidewalk, and more of the public right-of-way. This is intended to increase their ...
by Leslie Pool
Fri May 15, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Workers rights strategies to save lives
Replies: 4
Views: 2755

Re: Workers rights strategies to save lives

hi Greg, thanks for bringing this resolution. Would you be open to including direction to the city manager to consider hazardous duty pay for front-line and essential City workers? I have talked with the city manager about this and asked HRD to pull an estimate together for us to review. I believe h...
by Leslie Pool
Wed May 06, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

Re: Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22

Colleagues, The success of our community resilience work necessitates earnest collaboration – in that spirt, I want to thank everyone who contributed amendments here – I truly value and appreciate your input. MPT Garza, thank you for your thoughtful amendments, and I do view them as friendly. We kno...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Financial aid to Austinites
Replies: 11
Views: 4154

Re: Financial aid to Austinites

Colleagues, the FFCRA provides some expanded support for employees under FMLA, but that expanded support still falls short of ensuring 100% of an employee’s salary be paid if/when the employee has to stay home due to Covid-related reasons. AFSCME is advocating for full pay for those who need to take...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Public Hearing on LDC Third Reading
Replies: 0
Views: 3174

Public Hearing on LDC Third Reading

Colleagues, as an early heads up, I request that we follow Council’s standard practice of allocating speaker time for public input in March and April at the Third Reading of the land development code rewrite. The standard that we’ve set out in our rules is three minutes plus donated time of two minu...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Wednesday's Schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 1597

Re: Wednesday's Schedule

colleagues, I agree with Alison's point and request that we end our evening tonight around 9 p.m.
This is not just about our day or our staffers', but also about the MANY city staff whose schedules must accommodate the Council's.
by Leslie Pool
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 59 on Jan 23rd agenda
Replies: 2
Views: 2531

Re: Item 59 on Jan 23rd agenda

Colleagues, here's the revised amendment language for CM Casar's updated resolution that I'll offer later this afternoon. Thanks to Emily Gerrick for collaborating with my staff to craft the new text for the Be It Resolved section. The two items are ... 1. Add "misdemeanor" after "low level" through...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: revised amendment to item 59 (Jan 23, 2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 3001

revised amendment to item 59 (Jan 23, 2020)

Colleagues, here's the revised amendment language for item 59 that I'll offer later this afternoon. Thanks to Emily Gerrick for collaborating with my staff to craft the new text for the Be It Resolved section. The two items are ... 1. Add "misdemeanor" after "low level" throughout the document, and ...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: revised amendment to item 53 (Jan 23, 2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 2787

revised amendment to item 53 (Jan 23, 2020)

Colleagues, here's the revised amendment language for item 59 that I'll offer later this afternoon. Thanks to Emily Gerrick for collaborating with my staff to craft the new text for the Be It Resolved section. The two items are ... 1. Add "misdemeanor" after "low level" throughout the document, and ...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: amendments to item 59 (Jan 23, 2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 2698

amendments to item 59 (Jan 23, 2020)

Colleagues: I am wholly supportive of our move to de-prioritize misdemeanor marijuana offenses, and I agree with the sponsors that this is the right move in light HB 1325 that came without the necessary funding for testing to support local law enforcement and prosecutors. I would like to make some c...
by Leslie Pool
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Suggested format for 11/18 LDC Rewrite work session
Replies: 2
Views: 1803

Re: Suggested format for 11/18 LDC Rewrite work session

colleagues, at our last work session, the mayor asked us to list LDC topics we’d like to discuss. Thanks to the mayor for posting the starter list of discussion topics. We have a few more to add, some of which were mentioned at work session: tax impact (discussion with Travis CAD), parking, protest ...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution for Nov 14 agenda
Replies: 3
Views: 2061

Re: resolution for Nov 14 agenda

And I just got word that CM Ellis has joined as a co-sponsor on item 57, the Red Line Parkway resolution - thanks, Paige!

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution for Nov 14 agenda
Replies: 3
Views: 2061

Re: resolution for Nov 14 agenda

Thanks, Jimmy! The rail stations will make a big difference in years to come. Thanks for adding your name as a co-sponsor.

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution for Nov 14 agenda
Replies: 3
Views: 2061

resolution for Nov 14 agenda

colleagues, I am bringing two transit-related resolutions for consideration at the Nov 14 meeting. I welcome your sponsorships and support. Both resolutions advance the Council’s ASMP goal to reduce vehicle travel 50% by 2039 by adding infrastructure that supports alternative modes of travel in our ...