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by Amy Smith
Thu May 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Responding to Alabama's abortion ban
Replies: 3
Views: 3905

Re: Responding to Alabama's abortion ban

From Council Member Pool: Mayor Adler, Thank you for your feedback and I would be happy to include your amendment with a few tweaks and additions. First, I want to be clear that there are two different types of boycotts being discussed. One is the typical boycotting of staff business travel to Alaba...
by Amy Smith
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Request for 4pm time certain on Oak Hill Parkway items
Replies: 2
Views: 2704

Re: Request for 4pm time certain on Oak Hill Parkway items

From Leslie Pool:

Thank you, Council Member Kitchen. This request also includes Item 34, related to the same project.

Leslie
by Amy Smith
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Request for 4pm time certain on Oak Hill Parkway items
Replies: 2
Views: 2704

Request for 4pm time certain on Oak Hill Parkway items

From Council Member Pool:

Colleagues,

I'd like to propose a 4pm time certain on Items 30, 31, and 32, regarding the Oak Hill Parkway project.

Thanks,

Leslie
by Amy Smith
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AE Oversight Committee on December 6
Replies: 0
Views: 3575

AE Oversight Committee on December 6

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues, We are scheduled for the final Austin Energy Oversight Committee meeting of the year on December 6, 1 pm. I hope to keep the duration of the meeting to one hour. The Mobility Committee meets at 3 pm, so these two meetings should fit together. Please advi...
by Amy Smith
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship
Replies: 8
Views: 7747

Re: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship

Posting on behalf of Council Member Pool: I understand the resolution will now be posted on the November 15 agenda. I support the delay as it will give staff time to recuperate and more fully assess the water situation with a focus on future needs as we move toward implementing the Water Forward pla...
by Amy Smith
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship
Replies: 8
Views: 7747

Re: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship

Council Member Troxclair,

Council Member Pool is confirmed to cosponsor.

Thank you.
by Amy Smith
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AE Committee meeting rescheduled to December 6
Replies: 0
Views: 3801

AE Committee meeting rescheduled to December 6

On behalf of Council Member Pool, the November 28 meeting of the Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee is cancelled and rescheduled to December 6, 1:30 p.m., due to a joint City Council/Capital Metro board meeting called for noon to 3 p.m. on November 28. Please let our office know of any potent...
by Amy Smith
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Balcones Canyonlands Preserves
Replies: 0
Views: 4119

Balcones Canyonlands Preserves

From Council Member Pool: Colleagues, since last Friday you’ve likely received a number of emails from advocates regarding the trails in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. As you know, the City and Travis County partner on oversight and administration of the permit we collectively were granted from ...
by Amy Smith
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool amendments to Gen Plan, #61, 8/17/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 2842

CM Pool amendments to Gen Plan, #61, 8/17/2017

Please see Council Member Pool's amendments to the recommendations of the Electric Utility Commission Resource Planning Working Group for the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan, aka the Gen Plan. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/68-20170817104637.pdf Thank...
by Amy Smith
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Waste Management Policy Working Group Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 5087

Re: Waste Management Policy Working Group Recommendations

We've made a couple of minor corrections/typos to the recommendations of the Waste Management Policy Working Group. The updated version linked here will be posted as backup for the August 15 work session briefing that Council Member Pool and other Working Group Members will provide. No action will b...
by Amy Smith
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Waste Management Policy Working Group Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 5087

Waste Management Policy Working Group Recommendations

Posting on behalf of Council Member Pool Dear Colleagues, Here are the recommendations from the Waste Management Policy Working Group. It was a real honor to chair this Working Group with Council Members Alter, Garza, and Kitchen. Thank you for the opportunity to hold a series of productive, public ...
by Amy Smith
Thu May 11, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Draft Campaign Finance Amendments for June 8
Replies: 0
Views: 3640

Draft Campaign Finance Amendments for June 8

Posting for Council Member Leslie Pool: Dear Colleagues, I plan to bring draft amendments to the campaign finance ordinance to Council on June 8 to address the fundraising election window left open in a court ruling. As you recall from the Zimmerman lawsuit, Judge Yeakel upheld the contribution limi...
by Amy Smith
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Delayed Start Time for AE Oversight Committee
Replies: 0
Views: 2660

Delayed Start Time for AE Oversight Committee

Greetings,
The Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee will start at 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 30, to allow for the Mayor and Council members to attend a CodeNext press conference scheduled for 9am Monday in City Hall.

Thank you,
Amy Smith
by Amy Smith
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool's Revised Lobby Ordinance for 9/22
Replies: 0
Views: 2954

CM Pool's Revised Lobby Ordinance for 9/22

Here is the negotiated draft lobby ordinance on Thursday's agenda (Item 5) as well as a list of substantive changes and a comparison chart. Updated draft ordinance http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/D0-20160920093903.pdf Revisions made since November 2015 http://assets.austintexas.gov/...
by Amy Smith
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 21 Lobby Ordinance - First reading proposal
Replies: 0
Views: 2848

Item 21 Lobby Ordinance - First reading proposal

Council Member Pool will propose Council consideration of the draft lobby ordinance on first reading only to allow more time for stakeholder input. CM Pool will also propose the following amendments redlined on pages 2, 11, and 18 of the draft ordinance. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilfo...
by Amy Smith
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Postponement of Lobby Ordinance to Aug. 18
Replies: 0
Views: 2805

Proposed Postponement of Lobby Ordinance to Aug. 18

A message from Council Member Pool, District 7 Colleagues, After discussing the proposed lobby ordinance with stakeholders who have been involved in this process with me for several months, I would like to extend these conversations beyond the June 23 date that this item is scheduled for a Council v...
by Amy Smith
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Questions on The Grove PUD
Replies: 1
Views: 3690

Re: Questions on The Grove PUD

We've heard some reports that one of the links provided yesterday may be broken on some systems. Here's a better link to view the questions concerning the Grove PUD submitted by a community member.
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 104938.pdf

Amy Smith
by Amy Smith
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AE Rate Schedule Resolution Amendments Item 21
Replies: 0
Views: 2865

AE Rate Schedule Resolution Amendments Item 21

Here are CM Pool's two proposed changes in the "Be It Resolved" section of the AE rate schedule resolution. For context and clarity, please see the link to view the entire resolution with strikethroughs in the two amended sections. Thanks. 2. Establish a deadline to file Party Presentations that is ...
by Amy Smith
Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Changes to EMS Classification Ordinance #71
Replies: 1
Views: 3973

Proposed Changes to EMS Classification Ordinance #71

Council Member Pool is proposing the following changes to the EMS Classification Ordinance (Item 71 on this week’s agenda): 1) No elimination of any Medic II - Communications positions 2) The addition of three new Medic I - Communications positions. The proposed alternate ordinance with redlined cha...
by Amy Smith
Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 45 Letters from Pflugerville ISD leaders
Replies: 1
Views: 4397

Item 45 Letters from Pflugerville ISD leaders

Re: MMK Ventures zoning case C14-2014-0193 Council Member Pool would like two share two important letters related to the MMK zoning case on this week's agenda. Links are below. The principal of River Oaks Elementary (adjacent to the subdivision tract) and the Pflugerville Superintendent of Schools a...
by Amy Smith
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Opal Resolution on Nov. 17 Work Session Agenda
Replies: 1
Views: 4578

Opal Resolution on Nov. 17 Work Session Agenda

At Tuesday's work session of the City Council, Council Member Pool has pulled Agenda Item 65 for a brief discussion on the resolution she is sponsoring regarding the Adelaide Opal with co-sponsors Mayor Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Tovo and Council Member Troxclair. A representative of the City Treasurer's ...
by Amy Smith
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Audit and Finance Committee November Agenda Item
Replies: 1
Views: 4529

Audit and Finance Committee November Agenda Item

Council Member Pool met with City Clerk Jannette Goodall this week to discuss inconsistencies in the Code regarding the size and nomination process for the Downtown Commission. The Clerk’s Office has since requested an item be placed on the November Audit and Finance agenda for discussion and possib...
by Amy Smith
Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Korean Church Zoning Case (Items 61 & 62)
Replies: 2
Views: 5611

Re: Korean Church Zoning Case (Items 61 & 62)

An addition to yesterday’s post regarding the nearby density: In the Crestview neighborhood near Cullen Avenue and Hardy, the existing multi-family complexes surrounding the proposed multi-family development have low density levels (12 units/acre, for instance). Those multi-family density levels gra...
by Amy Smith
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool's Short-Term Rental Amendments (Item 56)
Replies: 1
Views: 3844

CM Pool's Short-Term Rental Amendments (Item 56)

Council Member Pool will propose the following short-term rental amendments at the Oct. 15 Council meeting (Item 56): 1) Reduce the permit fee for owner-occupied short-term rentals (Type 1) to $50 per year 2) Increase the permit fee for commercial short-term rentals (Type 2) to $500 per year Thanks.