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by Greg Casar
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 7/9 Public Safety Committee Workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 222

7/9 Public Safety Committee Workshop

Colleagues, Please see the agenda for tomorrow below. We’ll have short presentations on how we can reduce harm and increase safety in our community in new and powerful ways. We will have time to take two or three short questions per topic from Council in order to keep to the schedule. See you tomorr...
by Greg Casar
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Public Safety Committee - Workshop
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Public Safety Committee - Workshop

Colleagues, This Thursday, July 9, the Public Safety Committee will have a workshop on improving public safety and preventing harm with investments other than simply police patrol. We’ve invited experts and officers to speak on the following topics and will have some Q&A on each: · mental health res...
by Greg Casar
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 4255

Re: Institutional reform

Colleagues, Here's the language I'd like to add into Item 95 under the first Be It Resolved: 7. Acoustic Devices: Use of acoustic devices that can function as weapons, such as long range acoustic devices and sound cannons, shall only be used for communication purposes at safe decibel and frequency l...
by Greg Casar
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 4255

Re: Institutional reform

Colleagues, Version 2 of Item 95 was posted as late backup yesterday afternoon. As I explained Tuesday, the substantive change prohibits the use of tear gas. Today, I will be moving Version 3 for adoption that includes a minor clarification from the Airport: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincounc...
by Greg Casar
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 4255

Re: Institutional reform

Colleagues, It has been a long and challenging week for our City, and I appreciate everything that this Council has said and done to address the real and valid pain the community is going through. I know we are all ready to do the right thing for Austin. I, along with my cosponsors CM Harper-Madison...
by Greg Casar
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #48 - Family Violence Protective Shelter
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: Item #48 - Family Violence Protective Shelter

Colleagues,

Here is an updated version of Item 48: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 121833.pdf

With these changes, I hope we can keep this item on consent.

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 6/4 agenda -- Item 40
Replies: 0
Views: 732

6/4 agenda -- Item 40

Colleagues, Here are the documents I just shared. I hope to get feedback from the dais before posting a more final version. Motion Sheet and New Totals: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/9A-20200602112823.pdf Proposed total amount for individual assistance: http://assets.austintexas.g...
by Greg Casar
Tue May 19, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Workers rights strategies to save lives
Replies: 4
Views: 1960

Re: Workers rights strategies to save lives

Colleagues,

Please see Version 2 of Item 38: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 114855.pdf

Also, here is the presentation I will give during work session today: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 115006.pdf

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Tue May 12, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Workers rights strategies to save lives
Replies: 4
Views: 1960

Re: Workers rights strategies to save lives

Colleagues, I am sponsoring Item 38 on the 5/21 agenda to establish a strategy for high-risk workers to prevent COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths. I’d like to thank CMs Harper-Madison, Kitchen, and Ellis for agreeing to co-sponsor, though I know all of you share these concerns for our high-r...
by Greg Casar
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Workers rights strategies to save lives
Replies: 4
Views: 1960

Workers rights strategies to save lives

Mayor: Thank you for your post from yesterday, and I look forward to this discussion during today’s work session. The Mayor’s post, and our health experts, point out a real need for increased protections and rights for workers. We need to accelerate a conversation about how sick or vulnerable worker...
by Greg Casar
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Executive Session re police matters this coming Friday or Tuesday
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: Special Called Executive Session re police matters this coming Friday or Tuesday

Mayor,
I am supportive of a Friday executive session if my colleagues are available. I think there are a number of important and timely issues we need to discuss regarding our police department.
-Greg
by Greg Casar
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Project Connect Demographic Maps
Replies: 0
Views: 1601

Project Connect Demographic Maps

Colleagues, My team has developed some interesting maps I’d like to share with the dais related to Item 38 and the city’s anti-displacement efforts. The maps are of the Project Connect lines on top of various populations by zip code (from the demographer’s data). The maps show number of people in ea...
by Greg Casar
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Financial aid to Austinites
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

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: 2072

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: 2072

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: 2072

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: 2072

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: 2060

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: 1375

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: 1375

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: 2056

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: 805

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: 805

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: 1911

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: 1726

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