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by Steve Adler
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:37 am
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: It is encouraging for us to see the support in the community for passage of the SAVES resolution, Item 62, and we welcome you that have joined as sponsors. This message is to post a revised Item 62 (Rev 2) that I will move as the base motion. It’s in redline showing changes to what I pos...
by Steve Adler
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Schedule for Sept 17 Council Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Schedule for Sept 17 Council Meeting

Colleagues, Here is how we’ll handle speakers tomorrow, absent the will of council being otherwise. Overall, we have 141 speakers signed up on agenda items. (and 8 speakers at our Noon Citizen Communication). Each speaker that has signed up on an agenda item will get 2 minutes each. (Cit Com Speaker...
by Steve Adler
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:26 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, The support for the SAVES resolution to assist the threatened industries and businesses that, if lost, will most impact our recovery is appreciated. Glad to add Council Members Kitchen, Ellis and Alter to the initial sponsors, Council Members Flannigan, Pool, Tovo and me. We look forward...
by Steve Adler
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)
Replies: 17
Views: 1919

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

Our city is in danger of permanently losing key players in some of our most important industry sectors – live music & art venues, restaurants & bars, and childcare. These are some of the hardest hit and most vulnerable sectors in our city. They are also key to our culture and our path to best recove...
by Steve Adler
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: IFC for 09/03
Replies: 2
Views: 692

IFC for 09/03

Colleagues: Council took a historic step for mobility and equity in our community when it called for an election to fund the Project Connect rapid transit system and included an unprecedented investment in transit-supportive affordable housing and anti-displacement efforts as part of the transit pro...
by Steve Adler
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:09 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]

Colleagues, As mentioned before the break, here are three amendments to riders for your consideration. Garza Rider #3: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/F2-20200812184348.pdf Harper-Madison Rider #1 http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/F2-20200812183947.pdf Flannigan Rider...
by Steve Adler
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:34 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]

Colleagues, consistent with our message board post a couple days ago, here are corresponding changes to CM Harper Madison’s Budget Rider #1 V2 (as she posted earlier today). From: CM Harper-Madison, CM Alter, CM Tovo, Mayor Adler: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/EB-20200812153245.pdf
by Steve Adler
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments
Replies: 9
Views: 1507

Re: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments

I support this work. If this is the will of the Council, we will take this up as the base motion. We will then take up any monetary budget amendments. When that is complete, we will take up any budget riders. Finally we will take up any items related to fees.
by Steve Adler
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Schedule for August 12 Budget Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Schedule for August 12 Budget Meeting

Colleagues, For the Budget Meeting tomorrow, we have 277 speakers signed up. Each speaker will get one minute. As a reminder, speakers were allowed to sign up to speak in person as an option. 28 of the speakers plan to speak in person at Palmer. All attendees will be required to bring and wear face ...
by Steve Adler
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:53 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]

Colleagues, CMs Tovo, Alter, Harper-Madison and I are excited by the movement that we see in the community and on this message board. We look forward to a meaningful and urgent reimagining of public safety. We are poised to do the real work of change that this moment requires. While some changes may...
by Steve Adler
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Budget Adoption

Colleagues, As we prepare for budget adoption this week, here are a few notes on logistics, subject to the will of the council: • All speakers (remote or in-person) must register in advance by Monday, August 10 by 5:00 p.m. to speak at the budget adoption reading meetings on August 12 and August 14 ...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: July 30 Council Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 565

July 30 Council Meeting

Colleagues, We have 434 speakers signed up on non-zoning items and up to 157 on zoning items. We will give speakers 1 minute each on all items in order to allow time for us to hear all the speakers. Like at the last Budget Hearing, we will hear speakers in batches. We need to vote on #70 before 2 pm...
by Steve Adler
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: July 29 Council Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 412

July 29 Council Meeting

Colleagues, We have 56 speakers signed up for tomorrow. We will give each speaker 2 minutes, so we should be able to hear all the speakers before our lunch break. We plan to take a lunch break around noon. Tomorrow, we have: • Consent items 1-96 and 106-117 (right now pulled items are 5, 74, 86, and...
by Steve Adler
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Monday’s Joint Meeting with Capital Metro RE: Project Connect
Replies: 7
Views: 2237

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

From Mayor Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Garza, Council Member Ellis, and Council Member Kitchen: Colleagues, On Monday, we have a joint meeting (http://austintexas.gov/department/city-council/2020/20200727-spec.htm) with Capital Metro where we will be asked if we’re ready to give direction on the Project Co...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Meeting Schedule - July 23
Replies: 0
Views: 1010

Budget Meeting Schedule - July 23

Colleagues, We have about 400 speakers signed up for Budget Input tomorrow. We have been planning on each speaker getting 2 minutes. This totals 800 minutes or just over 13 hours of speaker time (absent council action otherwise). So that speakers do not have to wait on line all day, they will be ass...
by Steve Adler
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting, July 9
Replies: 0
Views: 820

Special Called Meeting, July 9

Colleagues, A Special Called Meeting will be posted for Thursday, July 9 at 10 am to discuss COVID related items. The meeting is primarily for our regular briefing, including from Dr. Escott, Director Hayden, and Dr. Meyers. We will also have the opportunity to consider possible action on two IFC or...
by Steve Adler
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Re: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19

Colleagues, Here are the topics we plan to cover at the Special Called Meeting on Monday. (Agenda here - https://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=342511) o General updates from Dr. Escott and APH o Modeling update from Dr. Meyers o Strategy and Actions to address disproportionate cases in: ...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Re: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19

Colleagues, We will be posting a Special Called Meeting to discuss COVID related topics. The agenda office helped us identify the time when a critical number of us were available. Monday, June 29 1 pm Virtual Meeting Discussion only, no action items. Executive Session on related matters Agenda will ...
by Steve Adler
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19

Colleagues, The Mayor Pro Tem and I recommend that Council consider having a Special Called Meeting for the purpose of having a COVID-19 briefing and an Executive Session on related legal issues. We would propose an agenda to include items like the following: • Reports from Dr. Escott and Austin Pub...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting - APD Briefing
Replies: 0
Views: 1475

Special Called Meeting - APD Briefing

Colleagues: This is to propose that we carry the Council briefing from APD on the protests and related discussion over to Friday morning, so that speakers can speak without going too late into the evening on Thursday and so that we are not discussing on this matter even later into the night. After 3...
by Steve Adler
Thu May 21, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments and Updated Back up for 5/21
Replies: 3
Views: 1737

Re: Amendments and Updated Back up for 5/21

Colleagues, Yesterday afternoon a revised version of item 95 was distributed to you at 5:06pm. The version 2 document as well as a red line version to identify changes can found here: Item 95 version 2: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/2A-20200521084418.pdf Item 95 version 2 (red lin...
by Steve Adler
Wed May 20, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments and Updated Back up for 5/21
Replies: 3
Views: 1737

Amendments and Updated Back up for 5/21

Colleagues, Please use this thread to post updated back up or amendments to items on the 5/21 Council Agenda. If you would like to have discussion on this board about an agenda item, please have that in its own thread. This thread is just for posting any amendments or back up for an agenda item (thi...
by Steve Adler
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: COVID-19 Budget Resolution for May 7
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Re: COVID-19 Budget Resolution for May 7

Thank you for your post, CM Kitchen. I share your concern and had asked the City Manager and Budget Officer for a presentation to the full Council. They should be prepared to discuss this with us at work session next Tuesday, May 5th.