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by Greg Casar
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CPRC and Item 95
Replies: 0
Views: 329

CPRC and Item 95

Colleagues, The members of the Public Safety Committee, the City Manager, Chief Manley, and OPO Director Muscadin have received a request from the Chair and Vice Chair of the Community Police Review Commission (CPRC) to review all General Order changes directed in Resolution 20200611-095 regarding p...
by Greg Casar
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mayor Pro Tem 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 3013

Re: Mayor Pro Tem 2021

Colleagues, I appreciate everyone’s support and am thankful that my colleagues are willing to express confidence in my ability to unify the dias and bring our shared goals into focus in the coming year. Shortly after my announcement, many of you began receiving calls urging you to switch your votes....
by Greg Casar
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mayor Pro Tem 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 3013

Mayor Pro Tem 2021

Colleagues, I would be honored to serve as Mayor Pro Tem if elected by you. Every voice in our city should have a say in our local government. If elected Mayor Pro Tem, my commitment is to serve in pursuit of this goal. In this pandemic, we have shown how local government can save lives when we work...
by Greg Casar
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: RE: Mobility-related Positions
Replies: 5
Views: 1336

Re: RE: Mobility-related Positions

Thank you, Mayor, for these suggestions. I support this plan.
-Greg
by Greg Casar
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HealthSouth - 1215 Red River and 616 East 12th St.
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Re: HealthSouth - 1215 Red River and 616 East 12th St.

Thank you, CM Tovo, for laying out your thoughts and providing the documents above. I am supportive of finding ways to achieve even more affordable housing at the Health South location. If we can give direction on Thursday to continue to increase the affordable housing component (both # of units and...
by Greg Casar
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Open Letter to APD on Public Safety
Replies: 0
Views: 451

Open Letter to APD on Public Safety

Greetings Council Colleagues, We have all received multiple requests about APD’s plans to keep Austin safe in the probability of free speech/free assembly activity after election day. In many of those requests, we’ve received specific questions about what will be done differently from APD’s approach...
by Greg Casar
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Supreme Court Justice RBG
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Re: Supreme Court Justice RBG

Thank you, CM Harper-Madison and MPT Garza, for leading on this. I am also happy to add my name as a co-sponsor.

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 9/17: Item 95 -- Casar Direction
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Re: 9/17: Item 95 -- Casar Direction

Colleagues,

Law took a second look and made these edits: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 142838.pdf

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 9/17: Item 95 -- Casar Direction
Replies: 1
Views: 728

9/17: Item 95 -- Casar Direction

Colleagues,

Please see the direction I plan to move with Item 95, the Convention Center exclusive negotiation agreement:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 100426.pdf

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 9/17: Item 17 -- Casar Amendment
Replies: 0
Views: 594

9/17: Item 17 -- Casar Amendment

Colleagues,

Please see my amendment for Item 17, the City's State Legislative Agenda: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 100230.pdf

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)
Replies: 17
Views: 5396

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

Thank you Mayor, CMs Flannigan, Tovo, and Pool for bringing forward this important item. Please add me as a cosponsor as well.

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments
Replies: 9
Views: 2851

Re: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments

Thank you, Council Member Harper Madison for the above. I have made a final update to the spreadsheet, in order to accomplish the following: (1) Provide APH the recurring funding that they need in Harper-Madison 4 (2) Funds Harper-Madison 5, the Equity in Policing Technology amendment (3) Funds Harp...
by Greg Casar
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments
Replies: 9
Views: 2851

Base Motion for Community Reinvestments

Colleagues: I think we are all OK with the Mayor's procedures for running the budget meeting. In the Mayor's post, he describes that we will start with a base motion. Rather than begin with the City Manager's budget as the base motion, I believe we should have a base motion that incorporates the wor...
by Greg Casar
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 11414

Re: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

Colleagues,

Here are my updated Budget Amendment Forms to reflect the changes in the chart:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 145519.pdf

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 11414

Re: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

Colleagues: I have updated the spreadsheet in the following link. Thank you again for your work during this very challenging budget. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1F95cQrX9RUwjM4Ryfuu2FD5Q5jDlVSWKVvTY-KfdGW4/edit?usp=sharing Without any further changes to the police budget, we’ve made the f...
by Greg Casar
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 11414

Re: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

Colleagues: Thank you to everyone for the ongoing, diligent, and collaborative work. Mayor, CM Tovo, CM Alter, and CM Harper Madison, thank you for the post above. It is fully compatible, I believe, with the initial proposal in this thread and the latest updated versions. It’s clear that the dais un...
by Greg Casar
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 11414

Re: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

CM Renteria and CM Flannigan, thank you for your support of this proposal. CM Tovo, thank you for your amendments. Below is a link to the budget amendments I am proposing. These match up with the Immediate Reinvestments and Long Term Change plan in this thread. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austinco...
by Greg Casar
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 11414

Re: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

CM Ellis, Thank you for your support. In response to your request, I have updated the spreadsheet. We’ve moved the remaining un-earmarked funds adjusted the plan to address the issues on our trails, to make them safe and keep them maintained especially in light of their usage during COVID-19. The sp...
by Greg Casar
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 11414

Re: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

Council Members Pool and Kitchen: Thank you very much for your work on all this, and for your support. I have updated the spreadsheet to add $150K for the Workforce program you both have mentioned. Along with you, I will keep working to find ways to fund as many priorities as we can in the coming da...
by Greg Casar
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 11414

Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

Colleagues: Mayor Pro Tem Garza, CM Harper-Madison, and I are sharing with you a joint proposal that aims to incorporate the important amendments that all the Council Members have championed throughout this budget process. The following is our best attempt to incorporate your amendments into one pro...
by Greg Casar
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Reallocation Criteria
Replies: 0
Views: 917

Reallocation Criteria

Colleagues, As we begin to reallocate police dollars next week, it is important that our budget decisions meet the demands of the moment we're in. As we decide which programs to reallocate dollars to, we should ask ourselves the following: • Will this reduce harm or violence in our community— thereb...
by Greg Casar
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Casar Budget Amendments APD/Violence Prevention
Replies: 1
Views: 2384

Re: Casar Budget Amendments APD/Violence Prevention

Colleagues, I would like to share a path for us to reach at least $100 million in changes to the APD budget: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qR5vfPyrpPatY6_rwONLpZZDT1bUWrAqjSb5ORw5ugU/edit?usp=sharing This document is meant for discussion. I look forward to your input and thoughts from the ...
by Greg Casar
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Amendment: EMS investments
Replies: 2
Views: 1945

Re: Budget Amendment: EMS investments

Council Member Alter, I too am very supportive of this measure to expand funding for EMS in this years budget. Even before COVID-19, our EMS department has lacked the funding required to scale with the growing public health needs of our city. This proposed increase is a great start. Along with Counc...
by Greg Casar
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Casar Budget Amendments APD/Violence Prevention
Replies: 1
Views: 2384

Casar Budget Amendments APD/Violence Prevention

Colleagues, Here is a first batch of three amendments I’d like for us to consider. These three amendments have about a $40M impact, and I will be working on further amendments (and I know other offices will too) as we work toward reallocating $100M in changes to our budget. I will continue to add mo...
by Greg Casar
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Monday’s Joint Meeting with Capital Metro RE: Project Connect
Replies: 7
Views: 3721

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

Thanks y’all. I support a separate active transportation bond proposition. I also will support the plan outlined above, but at 8.75 cents to increase the displacement mitigation provisions. While I generally support the entire 11-cent plan, I think given our economic situation this year, passing 8.7...