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by Ellen Troxclair
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship
Replies: 8
Views: 8941

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

Thank you all for your feedback. I'm certainly willing to bring this resolution to the November 15th Council Meeting agenda. Thank you to Council Members Alter, Houston, Pool, and Renteria for your support and co-sponsorship. I look forward to working with you, our Council colleagues, and the City M...
by Ellen Troxclair
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship
Replies: 8
Views: 8941

Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship

Colleagues, As our community finds itself in the midst of a declared disaster with respect to the state of our public water utility, I would first like to thank: the people of Austin for remaining calm and understanding throughout these past four days, and for making the necessary sacrifices to cons...
by Ellen Troxclair
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Sept. 20 Meeting - District 10 Zoning Case Postponement
Replies: 6
Views: 10000

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

Colleagues,

I'd also be supportive of Council Member Alter's request to postpone the item until she's soonest able to return to the dais.

-Ellen
by Ellen Troxclair
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to Item 125 on the 6/28/18 Agenda
Replies: 2
Views: 4579

Re: Amendments to Item 125 on the 6/28/18 Agenda

Council Member Alter, Thank you for posting your proposed amendments and for your willingness to work toward an approach that we can all agree on. Regarding (1)(b): I'm agreeable to language that would *direct a staff response* to the professional/expert group's recommendations relating to the resol...
by Ellen Troxclair
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Member Houston's Bond Amendments
Replies: 4
Views: 5154

Re: Council Member Houston's Bond Amendments

Thanks for posting. I think this is a good place to start our discussions. It seems like starting from here and talking about other change/additions individually would be a good approach. I appreciate your work on this.
by Ellen Troxclair
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Audit Item on June 28th
Replies: 0
Views: 3607

Audit Item on June 28th

Colleagues, I wanted to make you aware that there will be an additional IFC on the June 28th agenda, which will be posted to the addendum on Friday. I'm posting it here now to ensure that you have ample time for review. Municipalities across the country are using independent, third-party efficiency ...
by Ellen Troxclair
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Postponement Requests
Replies: 0
Views: 4517

Postponement Requests

Colleagues, After discussion at Tuesday's work session and a bit of thought and discussion on the issues that are on today's agenda, I am hoping that the following items be postponed to a future agenda. I understand that the December 14th agenda is packed but I trust that the City Manager would reco...
by Ellen Troxclair
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Downtown Puzzle Work Session 9/22?
Replies: 6
Views: 10868

Re: Downtown Puzzle Work Session 9/22?

Mayor, I appreciate your work on this issue. I wanted to let you know that I have accepted an invitation to speak at a conference and will not be able to attend the meeting on Thursday. But, I would support my colleagues' request for more time to understand the implications of this decision. In the ...
by Ellen Troxclair
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget - Possible Hotel Occupancy Tax Expenditures
Replies: 0
Views: 3490

Budget - Possible Hotel Occupancy Tax Expenditures

Mayor and Council, In preparation of Monday's budget work session, I wanted to post CM Troxclair's thoughts about how we can legally utilize hotel occupancy taxes this budget cycle. The bucket of 15% for historic preservation created by Council last Thursday can be used for a variety of projects and...
by Ellen Troxclair
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #60 Agenda 8/31/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 4038

Re: Item #60 Agenda 8/31/2017

Hi,

I support this amendment and, with approval from the other co-sponsors, will be happy to accept it as a friendly. I appreciate Council Member Houston suggesting this addition.

Thanks,
Ellen
by Ellen Troxclair
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 60, 8/31 HOT Allocation and the Downtown Puzzle
Replies: 1
Views: 6053

Re: Item 60, 8/31 HOT Allocation and the Downtown Puzzle

Mayor, Thank you for posting your comments and concerns. I look forward to having these important discussions with you, our Council colleagues, and the community. Item #60, as you have correctly pointed out is one part of a much larger discussion around the City’s spending priorities, downtown, and ...
by Ellen Troxclair
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment to Item #57
Replies: 0
Views: 3181

Amendment to Item #57

Colleagues, Following up on Tuesday's work session conversation, here is proposed language for an amendment that would provide staff and Council with information for evaluating Affordable housing projects. Thank you to Council Members Houston and Alter for their input. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED For low...
by Ellen Troxclair
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Surplus Furniture Available from CAPCOG
Replies: 0
Views: 3242

Surplus Furniture Available from CAPCOG

Council Offices, I received the following email about available surplus furniture available from CAPCOGs recent move. If you are interested in any of the office furniture, contact information is provided below. To the CAPCOG Executive Committee – As announced in staff reports at the June Executive C...
by Ellen Troxclair
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Bowie High School Expansion - Item #58
Replies: 0
Views: 2973

Bowie High School Expansion - Item #58

On April 20, Council unanimously approved Resolution #20170420-028 which initiated amendments to the Land Development Agreement that AISD has with the City of Austin. One of the key components of that resolution is the transfer of development rights from a parcel of land in Travis Country for AISD t...
by Ellen Troxclair
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homestead Exemption
Replies: 1
Views: 3935

Re: Homestead Exemption

I would be happy to support any other Council Member who wants to take the lead on this as well. Thanks for your consideration!
by Ellen Troxclair
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homestead Exemption
Replies: 1
Views: 3935

Homestead Exemption

Colleagues, I am hoping that some of you all will cosponsor an item for next week's Council meet to increase the homestead exemption. The deadline for us to take action is July 1st so we would need to act next week on this important item. Please see my draft ordinance below. http://assets.austintexa...
by Ellen Troxclair
Mon May 08, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Audit & Finance Cancelled
Replies: 0
Views: 2796

Audit & Finance Cancelled

All,

I just wanted to let everyone know that we have cancelled the Audit & Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 10th. With the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem absent, we lack a quorum to hold the meeting.

I will have my office reach out and coordinate a date/time to reschedule the meeting.

Thanks!
by Ellen Troxclair
Wed May 03, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 11 Council Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 9647

Re: May 11 Council Meeting

Colleagues,

I would also support cancelling the meeting. I have no time sensitive issues.

Thanks
by Ellen Troxclair
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Affordability Action Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 10866

Re: Affordability Action Plan

It has been brought to my attention that the Resolution link may not be working properly. I have included another link below and will be passing out the language on the dais shortly.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 104617.doc
by Ellen Troxclair
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Affordability Action Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 10866

Re: Affordability Action Plan

Colleagues, Thank you again for your comments during work session. My colleagues and I have worked together to add new language to both the resolution and the action plan that we hope will address some of the concerns that were raised. Links to a red-line version of both the resolution and the actio...
by Ellen Troxclair
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Affordability Action Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 10866

Re: Affordability Action Plan

Good morning CM Kitchen, Thank you so much for your ongoing support for the work of affordability, and for your valued comments. I would like to echo your support of the Regional Affordability Committee, led by our colleague, CM Garza, for its strong work on affordability issues. When putting this i...
by Ellen Troxclair
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Affordability Action Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 10866

Affordability Action Plan

Colleagues, Today I am excited to present an item that I have been working on for many months now, with the valued support of my co-sponsors on Council and a diverse coalition of community leaders. It’s no secret that we are at a critical point in our city when it comes to affordability. Austinites ...
by Ellen Troxclair
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Intergovernmental Appointments
Replies: 3
Views: 6385

Re: Intergovernmental Appointments

Mayor, Thanks for posting. I would be willing to have another member take over my post on the City of Austin/AISD Board/Travis County Joint Committee. Additionally, as we've discussed, I would like to serve on CAMPO. If your current suggestions don't end up being the best fit for those members, I th...
by Ellen Troxclair
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: TNC Ordinance Language
Replies: 4
Views: 7290

Re: TNC Ordinance Language

Thank you. Is this language still intended to replace agenda items #56, 92, and 95? Do you still intend not to move forward with items #93 and 94? In other words, is this ordinance and item #96 (moving the effective date of the December ordinance to Feb. 28th) the only items that you and Council Mem...
by Ellen Troxclair
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: TNC Ordinance Language
Replies: 4
Views: 7290

TNC Ordinance Language

Hi Mayor, Do you have the final language for the ordinance that you and Council Member Kitchen intend to propose tomorrow regarding TNCs? It is very difficult to be prepared to make a decision about this, or any other important issue, when we do not have information about what will be included until...