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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: 144

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: 211

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: 211

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: 241

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: 610

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: 974

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: 368

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: 1835

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: 728

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: 740

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: 1063

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: 867

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: 867

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: 867

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: 1281

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: 3903

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: 2361

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: 2434

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: 2434

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: 2959

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: 1388

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: 1290

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: 1553

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: 1671

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: 1671

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...