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by Greg Casar
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 30 - Casar Direction
Replies: 0
Views: 191

Item 30 - Casar Direction

Colleagues, I'm excited to be passing Item 30 on this week's agenda. I sponsored the resolution to create the Civil Rights Office in 2018 and am happy to see the establishment of the office and now the codification of its authority. I am offerring the following direction to the item to direct the Ci...
by Greg Casar
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Housing Affordability and Housing Supply
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Housing Affordability and Housing Supply

Colleagues,

Thank you for bringing this forward. I look forward to strongly supporting this proposal which I believe will have consensus support and will help us with our housing supply and affordability challenges. We know there is much work left to do, but this is one important step.

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Work Session on Housing Supply and Affordability
Replies: 7
Views: 2042

Re: Special Called Work Session on Housing Supply and Affordability

Thank you, Mayor. I also support your recommendation of a work session focused on affordability, and that timing works well. We do not have a Housing & Planning Committee scheduled for December, so adding a work session for the whole Council would be helpful. I look forward to discussing refinin...
by Greg Casar
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Responding to Hate
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Responding to Hate

Thank you, CM Alter, for leading on this. The rise in anti-semitic attacks in our communities is unacceptable. This kind of hate has no place here.

Please add me as a co-sponsor.

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Questions for Interim Chief Chacon
Replies: 0
Views: 4743

Questions for Interim Chief Chacon

Colleagues,

Below is a list of topics and questions I have for Interim Chief Chacon related to the vote today.
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 102656.pdf

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 26891

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Colleagues,

If anyone has trouble with the link posted above (due to high traffic to the link), use this link instead:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... oh/pubhtml

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 26891

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Colleagues, Below is a link to a spreadsheet that includes: (1) all budget amendments; (2) all budget riders; and (3) my proposal at a 4.9% above no-new-revenue, which incorporates all of the Council investment priorities with only small modifications and still reduces taxes for the typical homeowne...
by Greg Casar
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 26891

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Colleagues, Please see Version 2 of the compiled budget amendments: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/18-20210811093638.pdf This version corrects the funding amount for Mayor Adler's vaccine incentive. Also, the Budget Office included some ARPA amendments as budget riders and some as ...
by Greg Casar
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 26891

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Colleagues, I’ve worked on the document linked below with Council Members Fuentes, Kitchen, and Ellis. This document compiles many of the budget amendments (not riders) proposed by Council. We believe that the items reflected in this document would represent a strong set of budget amendments that st...
by Greg Casar
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 26891

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Colleagues, I have updates to my first and third amendment and will be proposing an additional amendment. I’ve posted them below: *UPDATED* CASAR-1: Additional One-time Stipend I’ve updated the stipend tiers to match the existing 3-tier structure and have updated the cost of stipends for temps. The ...
by Greg Casar
Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 26891

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

*Reposting into this thread: Colleagues, Please see my budget amendments below: CASAR-1: Additional One-time Stipend Cosponsors: CM Alter, CM Kitchen, CM Renteria http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/2A-20210806183143.pdf CASAR-2: Family Violence Shelter Contingency Cosponsors: CM Alter,...
by Greg Casar
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Casar FY 22 budget
Replies: 2
Views: 3519

Re: Casar FY 22 budget

Colleagues, Please see my budget amendments below: CASAR-1: Additional One-time Stipend Cosponsors: CM Alter, CM Kitchen, CM Renteria http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/2A-20210806183143.pdf CASAR-2: Family Violence Shelter Contingency Cosponsors: CM Alter, CM Ellis, CM Tovo, Mayor Adl...
by Greg Casar
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Casar FY 22 budget
Replies: 2
Views: 3519

Re: Casar FY 22 budget

Colleagues, The Council could fund many of its priorities while also reducing property taxes for the average homeowner. Illustration of potential amendments for one-time dollars: • $3.0M for Parks- ½ for childcare at recreation centers and ½ for groundskeeping, temporary rangers, maintenance, etc. •...
by Greg Casar
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Casar FY 22 budget
Replies: 2
Views: 3519

Casar FY 22 budget

Thank you, everyone, for the robust discussions on the budget. I support many of the amendments brought forward by the dais, including the EMS/Fire amendments from CM Alter, the resiliency/community schools amendment from CM Tovo, the community health workers prioritized by CM Fuentes, the mental he...
by Greg Casar
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 26 Direction
Replies: 4
Views: 2738

Re: Item 26 Direction

Colleagues,

Please see below my updated direction for this item.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 153120.pdf

Greg
by Greg Casar
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 26 Direction
Replies: 4
Views: 2738

Item 26 Direction

Colleagues, After years of advocacy from the St. John community and many leaders across Austin, we voted last year to initiate the RFP process for the St. John Property (old Home Depot/Chrysler sites). I am glad to see Item 26 on next week’s agenda with Staff’s recommendation for this site. While Gr...
by Greg Casar
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Alternative ARP Framework
Replies: 10
Views: 5614

Re: Alternative ARP Framework

Thank you for the alternative proposal, CM Alter. I appreciate the additions to the priority areas of childcare and workforce development, and I strongly support maintaining the $100M in homelessness funding. I also am happy that our federal allocation from the federal government was higher than exp...
by Greg Casar
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 6/7 Special Called Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 4636

Re: 6/7 Special Called Meeting

Mayor: Thanks for your post. After hard work done on this by our staff and our Council—with staff proposals and discussions in March, April, May, and last week—I support approval of this latest version you’ve posted. I believe that a $100M commitment to addressing homelessness is critical, and that ...
by Greg Casar
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Early Childhood Funding and the American Rescue Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 3881

Re: Early Childhood Funding and the American Rescue Plan

Thank you CM Alter for this thread. I support the Success by 6 initiative and I support funding this proposal. I'm proud to join all of you in this critical work. I also hope that we can engage our school districts' trustees in opening up even more classrooms and seats for high quality childcare, so...
by Greg Casar
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 28 – Resilience Hubs Amendment
Replies: 5
Views: 3318

Re: Item 28 – Resilience Hubs Amendment

CM Tovo, thanks for your amendment. I think it captures much of what I intended. Please see some small suggestions below. The City’s effort should include not only the necessary facilities planning but also engagement with each community *to ensure adequate* communications, personnel, transportation...
by Greg Casar
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 28 – Resilience Hubs Amendment
Replies: 5
Views: 3318

Item 28 – Resilience Hubs Amendment

CM Tovo and Co-sponsors, Thank you for bringing forward this item on resilience hubs to help our City further prepare for future emergencies. I would like to offer the following amendment to elevate the need to appropriately prepare and operate these facilities to benefit our community. http://asset...
by Greg Casar
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 37 Amendments
Replies: 2
Views: 2141

Re: Item 37 Amendments

CM Alter,

Thank you for these thoughtful amendments. I look forward to supporting them.

-Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 3/25 Item 112
Replies: 0
Views: 1515

3/25 Item 112

Colleagues, Here is an amendment I’d like to offer on Item 112 regarding enforcement of code violations stemming from the winter storm that have yet to be resolved. I’ve spoken with CM Fuentes and she is willing to accept these as friendly. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/24-2021032...
by Greg Casar
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 3/25 Item 37
Replies: 1
Views: 1683

3/25 Item 37

Colleagues, Below are my proposed amendments for Item 37 re: cadet classes. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/FE-20210324165229.pdf I believe the work laid out in the Kroll report and in the Blueprint is necessary and important. These amendments are written with the goal of ensuring t...
by Greg Casar
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #67 (Tovo IFC) - Exhibit A
Replies: 4
Views: 3275

Re: Item #67 (Tovo IFC) - Exhibit A

CM Tovo, Thank you for bringing forth this item to help highlight our City's readiness, response, experiences, and learnings during Winter Storm Uri. I believe these conversations are essential to ensure that our City is better prepared to respond to future disasters and focus on saving lives. I wou...