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by Steve Adler
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Re: Item 16
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Re: Item 16

Please know that we have not been able to reach an agreed resolution.
by Steve Adler
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Scope and Schedule for 1st Reading Action on draft Land Development Code revision
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Scope and Schedule for 1st Reading Action on draft Land Development Code revision

Councilmember Ellis, Thanks for your response on the scope and process for 1st reading of the new LDC. I would also support your proposed direction to the Manager at 1st reading to initiate a separate public process for the proposed SOS Ordinance amendments. I look forward to hearing from others on ...
by Steve Adler
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Scope and Schedule for 1st Reading Action on draft Land Development Code revision
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Scope and Schedule for 1st Reading Action on draft Land Development Code revision

Colleagues, I wish to thank staff for their hard work in identifying a schedule for Council deliberations on the draft land development code revision that works with the Planning Commission timing and all our busy schedules. The draft schedule circulated by staff last week seems to work well for the...
by Steve Adler
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 29 proposed language
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: Item 29 proposed language

Mayor Pro Tem, Council Member Kitchen and colleagues: I hope we pass an ordinance that contains some clarification of the endangerment and impeding provisions of existing law. It may be that the surest and best way to get there is to significantly simplify and pass a short substitute motion. Much ap...
by Steve Adler
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #32
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Item #32

Colleagues, I appreciated the feedback during work session on item 32 and the opportunity to work with my co-sponsors on improving the language. The resolution has been revised to: - Remove direction to create a map - Add to our state legislative agenda - Ask for a cost estimate and proposal for an ...
by Steve Adler
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 29 proposed language
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Item 29 proposed language

Colleagues,
Attached is a cleaned up version of the document I shared at today's work session.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 192427.pdf

Steve
by Steve Adler
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 311 Text Analysis
Replies: 0
Views: 251

311 Text Analysis

Colleagues,

Here is a document related to today's discussion at Work Session regarding 311 calls.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 110831.pdf

-s
by Steve Adler
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2020 Council Meeting Calendar
Replies: 2
Views: 398

2020 Council Meeting Calendar

Colleagues, Under the draft 2020 Council Meeting Calendar (Item 10 on 10/17), I would miss two council meeting dates. 1/23 – I am unable to attend this meeting, but I do not propose changing the date of this meeting. 2/27 – I am also unable to attend the 2/27 meeting. I would like to propose moving ...
by Steve Adler
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: October 8th LDC work session
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: October 8th LDC work session

I’ll be real interested to learn how this process works. Seems the fairest thing to do given the constraints. I’m sorry I am missing this meeting.

-s
by Steve Adler
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Clarity needed on camping ordinance
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Clarity needed on camping ordinance

Colleagues (and Manager): Thank you to my colleagues for the posts, the work being done, and initiating and participating in this conversation concerning our city’s challenge with homelessness. I agree that Council’s prior actions, including but not limited to the many council actions taken especial...
by Steve Adler
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Work Session Scheduling
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Work Session Scheduling

Colleagues, At our meeting on Friday September 20th, several on the Council asked for a special-called work session focused on homelessness sometime between October 10th and October 17th. I will be out of town on City business on October 10th, but would be comfortable if the rest of the Council woul...
by Steve Adler
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolutions for 9/20 Special Called Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 796

Resolutions for 9/20 Special Called Meeting

Colleagues, linked below is a revised resolution (item 4) from Council Member Casar and me. The second document is an amendment prepared by CM Casar and me to the resolution being brought by CM Tovo and CM Kitchen (item 2). These documents will probably change somewhat after we have the chance to di...
by Steve Adler
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Phased Approach Proposal
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

Phased Approach Proposal

This post is from CM Tovo, CM Kitchen, CM Casar and Mayor Adler. We would like to thank all of our colleagues for weighing in and participating in this discussion regarding the City’s Camping and Obstruction ordinances. Thank you, in particular, to CM Ellis and CM Flannigan for urging us to focus on...
by Steve Adler
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule This Week
Replies: 0
Views: 631

Council Meeting Schedule This Week

As noted on a separate thread, here is the anticipated Council meeting schedule this week: Tuesday - no Work Session Wednesday - Work Session: will start at 1 pm in Council Chambers. The plan is for this to be a shorter than normal and we will save the Executive Session items for Thursday. - Special...
by Steve Adler
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Re: Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution

Thank you to all of our colleagues who have worked very hard on this difficult issue and are continuing to find things that bring us together in this discussion. I look forward to the Council taking decisive action this week and setting expectations for City staff and the community on what next step...
by Steve Adler
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution

Council Member Casar and I want to thank our colleagues, Council Members Tovo and Kitchen, for working together with us as a sub-quorum on the issue of homelessness. We have considerably narrowed issues and generally agreed on direction. Thanks also for the help and suggestions from so many in the c...
by Steve Adler
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: Budget Adoption

Here are the two budget amendments that I plan to propose. - Census outreach - $200K in one time funds. Currently, the City and County have each contributed funds to hire a Census Program Manager. There is more money needed for outreach efforts. There are a variety of opportunities for grant or foun...
by Steve Adler
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: Budget Adoption

The post above should have said

"Please post all draft budget amendments to the message board on this string by noon on Monday, September 9". (not Sept 10)

-s
by Steve Adler
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Budget Adoption

Colleagues, As we prepare for budget adoption this week, here is how I would anticipate chairing the process, subject to the will of the council: — Please post all draft budget amendments to the message board on this string by noon on Monday, September 10. — The budget office sent out a form last we...
by Steve Adler
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Hearing - August 22nd
Replies: 0
Views: 694

Budget Hearing - August 22nd

Colleagues, As discussed today at work session, this Thursday, August 22nd, we are posted for a budget hearing as a part of our regularly scheduled council meeting. Consistent with our previous work session discussion, the council plans to take speakers on the budget beginning right after lunch. In ...
by Steve Adler
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Homelessness

Colleagues: We’re all going to want to be working together on homelessness so Council Members Tovo and Kitchen and I wanted to get something posted for us all to be able to work on if this is a forum on which you’d like to engage. This document, developed with the input of community members and our ...
by Steve Adler
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: August 8th, Item 75 Amendment
Replies: 0
Views: 756

August 8th, Item 75 Amendment

Colleagues, As I mentioned at the Council work session, I have an amendment to item 75 on the council agenda. I want to thank Council Member Tovo for bring this resolution. My amendment asks that the project be reviewed in the context of citywide needs and that staff consider a range of funding opti...
by Steve Adler
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council

Colleagues, In June, Council voted to create an Austin Water Oversight Committee of Council. Per the new ordinance, The Austin Water Oversight Committee may review issues related to the City’s water utility, including mission, scope, and responsibilities of relevant advisory commissions and task for...
by Steve Adler
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to Judge Eckhardt's July 3, 2019 letter concerning Palm School
Replies: 0
Views: 981

Response to Judge Eckhardt's July 3, 2019 letter concerning Palm School

Colleagues-

FYI, here is a response from Council Member Tovo and me to Judge Eckhardt's July 3, 2019 letter to the City Council concerning the Palm School.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172113.pdf

-S
by Steve Adler
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to inquiries on Council actions on homelessness
Replies: 0
Views: 1644

Response to inquiries on Council actions on homelessness

I know that each of us is getting many constituent inquiries about what the Council recently did and anticipates to shortly do with respect to homelessness. Just FYI, I wanted to share what my office is sending in response to such inquiries. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/16-201907...