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by Greg Casar
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Financial aid to Austinites
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Financial aid to Austinites

All:

Mayor Pro Tem Garza and I, along with several of you, will be posting 1) a resolution related to the above and 2) a budget amendment to create the Relief In a State of Emergency (RISE) fund, which will allow these programs to be funded immediately. We'll get you copies as soon as we can.

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Anti-Eviction Ordinance on 3/26 agenda
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: Anti-Eviction Ordinance on 3/26 agenda

Colleagues,

Here is an updated version of Item 90. I have made non-substantive edits and included required language for the notice. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 083544.pdf

Looking forward to our meeting today.
-Greg
by Greg Casar
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Anti-Eviction Ordinance on 3/26 agenda
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: Anti-Eviction Ordinance on 3/26 agenda

Thank you for this question, CM Flannigan. This ordinance only applies to "impacted tenants" which is defined as a tenant who loses wages or income during the local disaster. I hope this addresses your concern.

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Anti-Eviction Ordinance on 3/26 agenda
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: Anti-Eviction Ordinance on 3/26 agenda

Thank you, CM Kitchen, for your support. We'll add your name as a co-sponsor.

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Anti-Eviction Ordinance on 3/26 agenda
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Anti-Eviction Ordinance on 3/26 agenda

Colleagues, I greatly appreciate all the work everyone has done to ensure Austin residents are taken care of during this local disaster. I am sponsoring Item 90 on this week’s agenda, along with the Mayor, MPT Garza, and CM Tovo, that is an emergency anti-eviction ordinance. The ordinance will provi...
by Greg Casar
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: March Council Meetings
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: March Council Meetings

Mayor Pro Tem Garza, I hope we can pass Item 56 on consent as well. I'm happy to assist in answering colleagues' questions between here and the Council Meeting as necessary.

Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Casar - LDC 2nd Reading Amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 921

Re: Casar - LDC 2nd Reading Amendments

Colleagues,

Here is an amendment I am proposing for Traunch 2: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 170625.pdf

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Casar - LDC 2nd Reading Amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 921

Casar - LDC 2nd Reading Amendments

Colleagues, Below are my proposed amendments for the first traunch of the LDC 2nd Reading: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/50-20200207155931.pdf Additionally, I am proposing an amendment to the northwest area of Downtown that reflects the stakeholder conversations about increased ca...
by Greg Casar
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 59 on Jan 23rd agenda
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Item 59 on Jan 23rd agenda

Dear colleagues, Below please find a link to an updated draft resolution for Item 59. This draft contains clarifying changes primarily from our Law Department and Chief Manley. The changes included in this document were made to further clarify the original intent of the resolution when it was posted...
by Greg Casar
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Casar Remaining Amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Casar Remaining Amendments

Colleagues, Here are two amendments I will propose in “Traunch 2.” I posted my additional Downtown amendment yesterday, and will also propose an amendment to my RES1 amendment. - Downtown: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/30-20191209092818.pdf - RES 1: http://assets.austintexas.gov/a...
by Greg Casar
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Casar Remaining Amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Casar Remaining Amendments

Colleagues,

Here are my remaining amendments to "Traunch 1." I kept the numbering the same for consistency so they are labeled Motion Sheets 11, 12, 13, and 15 (there is no 14).
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 084045.pdf

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Downtown Amendment
Replies: 0
Views: 1473

LDC Downtown Amendment

Colleagues,

Please see an additional amendment I will be proposing regarding Downtown. I understand this will be taken up only after amendments posted Friday are taken up.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 092818.pdf

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Amendments / Direction
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: LDC Amendments / Direction

Colleagues,

Please see my amendments below. I have made some changes since Wednesday, including removed and additional amendments.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 122424.pdf

Looking forward to the Public Hearing on Saturday and discussion on Monday.

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Direction for potential Equity Overlay
Replies: 2
Views: 1273

Re: Direction for potential Equity Overlay

Thank you MPT Garza. I think an Equity Overlay is a powerful idea. We know we need more housing in our city, and we need a stronger focus on anti-gentrification and equity. This gets us both. I look forward to supporting the Equity Overlay and a land development code that will prioritize keeping wor...
by Greg Casar
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 69 motion sheet
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Item 69 motion sheet

Colleagues, below are my edits to the Parks Plan, as discussed yesterday during work session.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112606.pdf

Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:42 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: 3134

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

Thank you, Mayor, for laying out the next few months. I agree with the goals you’ve described for our first reading. In particular, I do not believe we should draft technical code and map amendments until we are closer to our final product. I also agree with CM Ellis that we should address the SOS o...
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: 1145

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: 1182

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: 1460

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: 1128

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: 1128

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: 1128

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: 1555

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: 6272

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: 2888

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...