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by Greg Casar
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2020 Council Meeting Calendar
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: 2020 Council Meeting Calendar

Thank you Mayor. I support moving the February council meetings up a week each, to 2/6 and 2/20.

Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: October 8th LDC work session
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: October 8th LDC work session

Mayor Pro Tem, thank you for laying out this plan. I think this will work well and I look forward to the discussion.
by Greg Casar
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Clarity needed on camping ordinance
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Clarity needed on camping ordinance

Council Members Flannigan and Ellis, and Mayor: Thanks for posting this and thanks for emphasizing the importance of clarifying the sit/lie/camping ordinances for our community. While there was disagreement about which changes, if any, to make to our ordinances, there was unanimous support for clari...
by Greg Casar
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Summary Document
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Summary Document

Colleagues:

Here is a word version of the ordinance I posted above.
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 12613.docx

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Summary Document
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Summary Document

Colleagues: Attached is ordinance language that makes the summary document (above) into legal language. It’s the phased approach—which I thank CM Kitchen, Tovo, and the Mayor for coming together on—with my preferred options. The options presented in the draft linked below clarify our June 20th actio...
by Greg Casar
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Summary Document
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Summary Document

Colleagues: Below please find a link to a summary of my preferred version of the ordinance, which is to clarify our action in June, to define health/safety issues, obstruction issues, and small areas around shelters. It also supports a phased approach as laid out earlier this week. I understand that...
by Greg Casar
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Phased Approach Proposal
Replies: 1
Views: 965

Re: Phased Approach Proposal

Mayor: Thanks for this. I think it’s a really positive development that we recognize in our ordinance that people need housing and services, first and foremost, because even with our clarifications to the ordinance, we can’t truly succeed until we house people. I’m also glad that the areas of policy...
by Greg Casar
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

Re: Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution

All: see below, my office’s hard work attempting to compile a ‘side by side’ comparison chart of the Tovo/Kitchen proposal versus the Adler/Casar proposal. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/8B-20190912172307.pdf We did our best to make sure we took language straight from the ordinance...
by Greg Casar
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Camping and Sit / Lie Resolution and Ordinance
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

Re: Camping and Sit / Lie Resolution and Ordinance

I’d like to thank Council Members Tovo and Kitchen for their diligence and patience in working with Mayor Adler, myself, and our staff. I’ve been grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with you all as we tried finding a shared path forward, and I believe we are closer to that through our hard w...
by Greg Casar
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 1480

Re: Budget Adoption

Colleagues,

Please see below for a link to the budget amendment regarding relationship violence crisis intervention.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 190518.pdf

Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 1480

Re: Budget Adoption

Colleagues, Thank you Mayor Adler for outlining the proposed process for our budget deliberation this year, and to those who have shared your priorities thus far. I strongly support the following improvements to the City’s mental health first response system that I understand Manager Cronk will be p...
by Greg Casar
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Judicial Committee item on 9/3 -- marijuana-related enforcement
Replies: 0
Views: 2335

Judicial Committee item on 9/3 -- marijuana-related enforcement

Colleagues, We’re posting to share about our cosponsorship of Item 3 on the Judicial Committee Agenda for ‪September 3, 2019. The item asks for update and discussion regarding THC testing and marijuana enforcement by the Austin Police Department, in light of the recent changes made by the Legislatur...
by Greg Casar
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Re: Homelessness

Thank you all for creating this document, and I appreciate how closely you worked with me to make sure it reflected our shared path forward to addressing the challenge of homelessness, with the goal of ending homelessness in Austin. I support (and have supported) all of the past and new programs lis...
by Greg Casar
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Abortion Access Press Conference Monday 8/19
Replies: 0
Views: 789

Abortion Access Press Conference Monday 8/19

Colleagues, I’m writing to make sure you’re aware of a press conference regarding abortion access & the city budget on Monday August 19th at 1:30 PM in the City Hall media room. I understand that the reproductive justice organizations (who are hosting and organizing the event) have invited several C...
by Greg Casar
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 78 on 6/19 Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 1206

Item 78 on 6/19 Agenda

Colleagues, I plan on making the following small amendment to Item 78. I want to recognize Central Health’s important contribution to the community on Red River, while also making it very clear that specific entitlements are not a part of this agreement. I've conferred with ATD staff and they do not...
by Greg Casar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homelessness Related Items on June 20 Agenda
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

Re: Homelessness Related Items on June 20 Agenda

Colleagues,

I would like to include the following additional direction with Item 185. I believe this will help us measure the results/impacts of changing the ordinances.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 152236.pdf

Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homelessness Related Items on June 20 Agenda
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

Re: Homelessness Related Items on June 20 Agenda

Colleagues: Thank you to everyone for participating in a robust conversation two weeks ago regarding the ordinances related to homelessness. Also, thanks to the Mayor for the document above. Based on our conversation at Council and conversations in the community, we’ve posted updated ordinance langu...
by Greg Casar
Thu May 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution to boycott Alabama.
Replies: 9
Views: 4178

Re: resolution to boycott Alabama.

In my post, I neglected to recognize CM Flannigan's previous post in this thread. I apologize; it was an unintentional oversight. I concur with CM Flannigan's perspective as well, and look forward to working together on our shared goals.

Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu May 23, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution to boycott Alabama.
Replies: 9
Views: 4178

Re: resolution to boycott Alabama.

Thank you, Mayor Pro Tem Garza, for your post. Boycotts are an important tactic for making social change. In the case of Arizona’s anti-immigrant SB 1070, the City of Austin participated in a boycott coordinated and heavily supported by immigrant rights activists in Arizona. In the case of the recen...
by Greg Casar
Wed May 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29
Replies: 4
Views: 2555

Re: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

Colleagues, See below my two amendments to Item #29. First, I am open to requiring reinvestment of certain fees and revenue to the Rainey area. However, I’d like the City Manager to ensure that such a change does not negatively impact funding needs for other citywide priorities- with an eye toward e...
by Greg Casar
Wed May 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 9th Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 2136

Re: May 9th Meeting

Colleagues, Here are the motions that I plan to present for Item 27 (Affordability Unlocked). As I described yesterday, it includes an amended base motion that includes the planning commission recommendations on minimum site area and screening/design, clarifications to that language to ensure the ou...
by Greg Casar
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 8525

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

From Greg and Delia: Colleagues, Find here, three amendments to the document posted by the Mayor. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/FB-20190418181317.pdf The first amendment relates to our citizen commissions. Our commissions did hard, diligent work improving prior land development co...
by Greg Casar
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #33: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP)
Replies: 9
Views: 4396

Re: Item #33: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP)

Colleagues, I will be offering the following amendment to the ASMP map and table. I’ve included some background information in the document and below. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/5B-20190410163659.pdf The amendment would direct the staff to remove the connectivity barrier (somet...
by Greg Casar
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 7186

Re: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions

Colleagues, I have done my best to create a new, comprehensive document that includes everyone’s input on how we can move forward together. This document reflects suggestions by all who have posted so far. This way, we can make edits to just one document together, and then pass this document as answ...