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by Leslie Pool
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: December 1st IFC, Austin Transit Partnership
Replies: 1
Views: 1132

Re: December 1st IFC, Austin Transit Partnership

CM Kitchen, thanks for drafting this resolution to expand the ATP board. Adding two new members to that board has been a focus of discussion for a while now, particularly among those most closely focused on Project Connect. I support adding a member appointed by the City Council, and as a member of ...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress Amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress Amendments

CM Ellis, I support these additions to our federal legislative agenda - thanks for recommending.

cheers,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Sat Nov 05, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Energy Rate Case schedule update
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Austin Energy Rate Case schedule update

Colleagues, I am re-posting the schedule for upcoming council work sessions, public hearings, and vote on the Austin Energy Base Rate, as well as links to the City Clerk and Austin Energy webpages with Base Rate Review documents. AE Base Rate Review Schedule: • Nov. 9, 2022, 10:00 a.m. Special Calle...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Oct 24, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Balancing/Offsets IFC - 10/27, Item 42
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: Balancing/Offsets IFC - 10/27, Item 42

Mayor, thank you for clarifying the intent of the framework policy in your recent post and for incorporating language from our colleagues. Thank you for accepting my amendments which are intended to restate the Council’s support, in particular, for the environmental regulations that help sustain the...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Oct 17, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Remaining 2022 Council Meetings
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Remaining 2022 Council Meetings

Mayor, thanks for assembling all the dates in this coherent list. The dates proposed below work well at my end. CM Ellis' point about needing time between work session and voting session is well-taken, and I agree that the Thurs-Fri combo is better than Wed-Thurs. NOTE: It's possible that I'll be in...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 65, June 9 agenda: Power Purchase Agreement requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 1876

Re: Item 65, June 9 agenda: Power Purchase Agreement requirements

thanks to all for adding your thoughts on this thread. I've conferred with Spencer and Jackie, and staff will be prepared to discuss this item with us in Executive Session on June 16.

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 65, June 9 agenda: Power Purchase Agreement requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 1876

Item 65, June 9 agenda: Power Purchase Agreement requirements

Colleagues, I want to thank the sponsors of Item 65 for the effort to put labor front and center on our Power Purchase Agreements for Austin Energy. I share the interest in leveraging our purchasing power to gain progress for our climate and workers rights goals, and I’d like to gain more informatio...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 16: Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Postponement
Replies: 4
Views: 22821

Re: Item 16: Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Postponement

Colleagues, thanks for these posts. I join you in requesting a postponement - and if I were going to be on the dais tomorrow I'd vote to support the delay. I have serious reservations over staff's responses to my Q&A submission. As a result, I have an array of specific follow-on questions aimed ...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Feb 11, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Special Called Request
Replies: 13
Views: 10329

Re: Austin Water Special Called Request

all, I want to draw everyone's attention to the 11-page memo from Director Meszaros received earlier today with answers to many of the questions posed so far. This is helpful in centering our discussions going forward and I appreciate staff's quick work in responding. I look forward to our conversat...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Feb 10, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution Committing AntiDisplacement Funding
Replies: 3
Views: 2854

Re: Resolution Committing AntiDisplacement Funding

morning, all! I'd like to add my name as a co-sponsor to the CAC resolution you're initiating, CM Kitchen.

Thanks so much,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Mon Feb 07, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Independent review of AW
Replies: 3
Views: 3363

Re: Independent review of AW

MPT Alter, I agree that an independent, external audit of what happened is a good plan, for sure. Thanks, and I would like to co-sponsor the resolution that you and CM Fuentes are working on.

Best,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Special Called Request
Replies: 13
Views: 10329

Re: Austin Water Special Called Request

All, I appreciate the city staff's efforts to identify and address the operational error that occurred yesterday at Ullrich, and their quick action sending out notices alerting the community about the situation and setting up water distribution sites around the city. TCEQ regulations require the cit...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Feb 03, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Items 39 & 40 Feb. 3 2022 meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 4280

Re: Items 39 & 40 Feb. 3 2022 meeting

Mayor, thanks for offering these amendments to items 39 & 40 to clarify Council's intent and ensure that the broad range of perspectives of those affected are noted and given space for consideration and inclusion. The amendments strengthen the resolutions and the City's partnerships within our c...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Feb 01, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Library fines
Replies: 3
Views: 4314

Re: Library fines

CM Tovo, I'd like to join as a co-sponsor of the resolution you're drafting relating to the action our Library Commission has recommended. I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight funding for Austin's libraries and ensure we're supporting them sufficiently in our budget planning; your...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments
Replies: 11
Views: 9306

Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

evening, all! Thanks for starting the conversation here about the committee work we'll undertake for 2022, Mayor. I'm interested in continuing to serve in the capacities that I now hold: Council Committees Chair, Austin Energy Oversight Vice Chair, Audit and Finance Member, Austin Water Oversight Co...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Housing Affordability and Housing Supply
Replies: 4
Views: 6398

Re: Housing Affordability and Housing Supply

Mayor and CM Alter, thanks for bringing this proposal. I support the concept of residential uses being permitted in certain commercial zoning districts. These specific amendments should make increase the possibility of live-work spaces around the city, especially in areas of high transit opportunity...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution for Securing More Affordable Housing
Replies: 6
Views: 7796

Re: Resolution for Securing More Affordable Housing

CM Kitchen and CM Tovo, I'm ready to support both of these initiatives, and would be happy to work with you on them.

Best,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Responding to Hate
Replies: 6
Views: 6673

Re: Responding to Hate

CM Alter, I fully support your comments written below, and endorse the consistent work you and our ADL friends have done in pursuit of a safe community here. Hate has no place in Austin.
Please add my name as a co-sponsor of your resolution.

In solidarity,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool - FY22 Budget Riders.
Replies: 1
Views: 5400

CM Pool - FY22 Budget Riders.

Colleagues: My thanks to everyone who has posted their priorities here. I’d like to add my own. I want to express my gratitude to our Budget staff for their success in bringing us a balanced budget proposal that meets the council’s priority on increasing the City’s reserves to 14% and with only a 3....
by Leslie Pool
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #43 Resolution Amendment
Replies: 1
Views: 3487

Re: Item #43 Resolution Amendment

CM Kitchen, your amendment language sounds good. It reinforces the intent of the City with regard to ATP, and - as a member of the Cap Metro board - I think it strengthens our partnership.

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item # 114: Austin Sunshine Run Fee Waiver
Replies: 3
Views: 4855

Re: Item # 114: Austin Sunshine Run Fee Waiver

Nici, please let CM Tovo know that I would be glad to assist, and will commit $500 to defraying the costs for the event.

Best,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AEUOC meeting on Tuesday
Replies: 0
Views: 5937

AEUOC meeting on Tuesday

Colleagues, the next Austin Energy Oversight Committee meeting is scheduled as you know for Tuesday, July 27, at 1.30 p.m. The Oversight Committee's July agenda is light and I anticipate a short meeting, not longer than 45 minutes. Here's a link to the agenda: http://austintexas.gov/department/city-...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 6/7 Special Called Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 10233

Re: 6/7 Special Called Meeting

Mayor, thank you for the additional information. However, in light of the large sums the City of Austin already, justifiably, spent in the last five fiscal years to address the challenges homelessness in our community present, I continue to be concerned that ... > we are not approaching these decisi...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 6/3 Council Meeiting
Replies: 3
Views: 5609

Re: 6/3 Council Meeiting

All, I agree as to the request to postpone item 40 for one week. We have a big agenda as it is and so that item shifting to June 10 may help us with our meeting progress.

Thanks,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Wed May 05, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #70 on 5/6 Agenda - designated camping areas
Replies: 5
Views: 8712

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

CM Tovo, count me in to help lift these strategies toward implementation. I support your item, and - in concert with CM Kitchen’s important work with HEAL - believe we are making good on our promise to do all we can to connect people to housing and needed services. Thanks for your constancy in this ...