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by Steve Adler
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Work Session on Housing Supply and Affordability
Replies: 7
Views: 1753

Re: Special Called Work Session on Housing Supply and Affordability

For this afternoon's conversation, my office has consolidated our ideas and interest in topics posted to the message board and captured from our conversation on the dais this morning. I'll use this list this afternoon to guide our discussion. (Please contact Janine Clark in my office if we have miss...
by Steve Adler
Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Work Session - December 1st
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Special Called Work Session - December 1st

Colleagues, The Manager’s office has indicated that there are no pulled items as of today’s deadline at 4 pm. As indicated in the previous post, because there are no briefings or other discussion items, the work session could be canceled for December 1st. If you feel differently, please let the Mana...
by Steve Adler
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Work Session on Housing Supply and Affordability
Replies: 7
Views: 1753

Re: Special Called Work Session on Housing Supply and Affordability

As promised, here is my list of proposed ideas up to this point: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Is4kSYrk8_OWiusy2byxrdrDw391uP1DlmxrEu58Xz0/edit?usp=sharing. In addition, here are ideas shared with our office by housing advocates: Housing Works Letter on Housing Affordability: http://assets.aus...
by Steve Adler
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Work Session on Housing Supply and Affordability
Replies: 7
Views: 1753

Re: Special Called Work Session on Housing Supply and Affordability

Colleagues: I propose a schedule for our 11/30 special called work sessions as set out below. After the COVID briefing, we have the day to see if we can advance action on the challenges of Housing Affordability and Housing Supply. As CM Alter and I posted, after having spoken with several on our dai...
by Steve Adler
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Work Session - December 1st
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Special Called Work Session - December 1st

Colleagues, We discussed several possibilities for the work session leading up to the December 2nd City Council Meeting. For now, we will keep November 30th dedicated to our discussion on housing supply and affordability, and regular joint COVID-19 briefing with the County. A special called session ...
by Steve Adler
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Housing Affordability and Housing Supply
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Housing Affordability and Housing Supply

Colleagues, From our discussions as a Council and among our community, it’s clear that housing affordability and housing supply are among our city’s greatest present challenges. We look forward to our work session on these two related issues on November 30, 2021. Among the many ideas that will be pa...
by Steve Adler
Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Work Session on Housing Supply and Affordability
Replies: 7
Views: 1753

Special Called Work Session on Housing Supply and Affordability

Seems there’s support for having a focused work session to discuss issues of housing supply and affordability. After discussing with City Staff, I propose that this work session take place on Tuesday, November 30th and that our regularly scheduled work session be shifted to Wednesday, December 1st, ...
by Steve Adler
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #63 for 11/4: Project Connect JPA
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Item #63 for 11/4: Project Connect JPA

Colleagues, After receiving feedback from stakeholders, staff, and community advocates, I am posting an updated amendment to Item #63. The updated language addresses ambiguities and clarifies the intent to involve the entire community, to explicitly answer the questions that lay before us and ensure...
by Steve Adler
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution for Securing More Affordable Housing
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Re: Resolution for Securing More Affordable Housing

Colleagues, A significant part of our recent collective effort has focused on Project Connect, homelessness, policing and COVID. While there’s still real work ahead on these topics, it seems many of us are ready to continue and re-focus our efforts on housing affordability and supply. Some of you ha...
by Steve Adler
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #63 for 11/4: Project Connect JPA
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Item #63 for 11/4: Project Connect JPA

Colleagues, At our JPA action this week, I recommend we give the ATP the autonomy to choose its own CEO/Executive Director and answer the inherent questions associated with that decision. I’ve gone thru as many different routes as I can think of for resolving the related issues and this seems to be ...
by Steve Adler
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Cancel Nov 2 Work Session
Replies: 0
Views: 402

Cancel Nov 2 Work Session

Colleagues, Consistent with brief conversations, let’s go ahead and cancel the work session scheduled for next Tues, Nov 2, since it is Election Day and some of our colleagues want to be at the polls (and it’s an allowed “time off” for city employees). We will handle any time sensitive business or b...
by Steve Adler
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Parkland Dedication Fees - Item #20
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Re: Parkland Dedication Fees - Item #20

Colleagues, I share CM Ellis’ concern that we haven’t had sufficient time to consider item 20 on our Council agenda tomorrow and I support a postponement. However, the November 2nd work session coincides with election day and I would expect that many members of Council including myself may be in the...
by Steve Adler
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: #46 - IFC about Remote Testimony and Participation
Replies: 1
Views: 7113

#46 - IFC about Remote Testimony and Participation

Colleagues, I have posted an item on the October 14 agenda, joined by co-sponsors Council Member Alter, Council Member Fuentes, Council Member Tovo, and Council Member Casar. The item can be found here http://www.austintexas.gov/department/city-council/2021/20211014-reg.htm#046 This IFC is a follow ...
by Steve Adler
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Invitation to Join I-35 Letter to TXDoT
Replies: 3
Views: 3660

Re: Invitation to Join I-35 Letter to TXDoT

Colleagues,

Attached please find the final letter sent to TxDOT providing comments on the current I-35 alternatives that were released August 10th.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 134629.pdf

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by Steve Adler
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Invitation to Join I-35 Letter to TXDoT
Replies: 3
Views: 3660

Invitation to Join I-35 Letter to TXDoT

Colleagues, The revisioning of I-35 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for our community and it is paramount that we see a design that improves safety, stitches our divided community back together, and supports both our mobility and mode shift goals. While any project of this size and importance ...
by Steve Adler
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Climate Equity Plan Implementation
Replies: 5
Views: 4474

Re: Austin Climate Equity Plan Implementation

Thank you Council Member Alter.

Please add me as a co-sponsor.

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by Steve Adler
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Speakers at 9/30 Council Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 4843

Speakers at 9/30 Council Meeting

Colleagues, Per the Memo from the City Clerk that we received last week, law is now advising that continuing with audio testimony is a viable option. Staff suggests that we can restart this process with our September 30 Council Meeting. Staff further indicates that continuing with remote audio testi...
by Steve Adler
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 48 - September 2, 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 4937

Item 48 - September 2, 2021

Colleagues, Some important language that was agreed to in discussions with the Urban Renewal Board inadvertently was left out of the version of item 48 that we just passed. When we return to the dais, I will be asking for a motion to reconsider this item to quickly incorporate this language as a par...
by Steve Adler
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Joint COVID Briefing for next week
Replies: 0
Views: 4735

Joint COVID Briefing for next week

Colleagues, Due to the Labor Day holiday, staff does not plan to have a Joint COVID Meeting on Tuesday, September 7. Staff usually compiles the data on Mondays and this will give our staff this Labor Day holiday off. Instead, staff will issue a memo on Wednesday. If you have any questions that you w...
by Steve Adler
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Work Session
Replies: 0
Views: 4717

Work Session

Colleagues, Here are the items we have remaining today: Go into Exec for E5 and E4… D1: Council Meeting Procedures Pulled items (54, 60, 61 - can he heard together) - 11th and 12th St NCCD Go back to exec for E4, if not handled earlier…. (E1, E2, and E3 will wait until Thursday) No hard end time (do...
by Steve Adler
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 108 - 8/26 Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 4903

Item 108 - 8/26 Agenda

Colleagues, I would like to thank CM Tovo for sponsoring item 108 on tomorrow’s agenda and am proud to co-sponsor this resolution along with CM Alter, CM Kitchen, and CM Renteria. I fully endorse the childcare vision set out in this document, but also want to make sure that, as we pursue that vision...
by Steve Adler
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Joint COVID Briefing
Replies: 0
Views: 4996

Joint COVID Briefing

Colleagues,

Just a reminder that for the Joint COVID Briefing, it works best if you join remotely. It can be from your City Hall office or elsewhere.

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by Steve Adler
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council meetings this Fall
Replies: 0
Views: 5195

Council meetings this Fall

Colleagues, As we plan for Council Meetings this fall, we are planning with the expectation that the current Opens Meetings Waiver from the State will expire on Sept 1. That means that starting with the September 2, 2021 Council meeting, all speakers will be in person. Council Members will still hav...
by Steve Adler
Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 25778

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Colleagues, I am re-posting my amendments and riders below. Note that Amendment 2 contains revised figures provided by the budget office as a part of question #209. I have also noted in red-line format where there are changes in the amendment narrative. Additionally, as mentioned earlier in today’s ...
by Steve Adler
Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 25778

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Please see below for three budget amendments and one budget rider. Adler Budget Amendment 1: Homeless Strategy Office Staffing http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/26-20210806164756.pdf Adler Budget Amendment 2: Vaccine Incentive http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/26-202108...