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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: 145

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: 145

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: 77

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: 1919

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: 1507

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: 1507

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: 7463

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: 7463

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: 7463

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: 7463

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: 7463

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: 7463

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: 7463

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: 439

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: 1903

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: 1421

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: 1903

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: 2237

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...
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: 860

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: 1346

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: 6550

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: 6550

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: 6550

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: 980

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: 1245

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...