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by Genoveva Rodriguez
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: item #101 12/13/18 amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 3919

item #101 12/13/18 amendments

Council Member Ora Houston wanted to share her amendments for tomorrow. Thank you. On behalf of CM Houston - 1. Amend Part 1 to add a Subsection (F): (F) To reduce the number of households and businesses displaced from Austin due to affordability, the Economic Opportunity and Affordability section o...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship
Replies: 8
Views: 8937

Re: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship

On behalf of Council Member Ora Houston -

I support Council Member Troxclair's resolution and will co-sponsor the item for the November 15th agenda.

Sincerely,
CM Houston
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #15 - Proposed Amendments, City's State Leg. Program
Replies: 2
Views: 4714

Item #15 - Proposed Amendments, City's State Leg. Program

On behalf of Council Member Ora Houston - Good afternoon, Below are two proposed resolutions which I will be presenting as amendments to the City's State Legislative Program next week. Take a moment to review them ahead of the work session and council meeting, and feel free to let our office know if...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Sept. 20 Meeting - District 10 Zoning Case Postponement
Replies: 6
Views: 10000

Re: Sept. 20 Meeting - District 10 Zoning Case Postponement

Good afternoon,

Council Member Houston asked that I reply to your post. She supports the postponement of Item #76, zoning case C14-2018-0044 - First Citizens Bank.

Best,
Geno Rodriguez
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Setting the FY 2019 Tax Rate
Replies: 1
Views: 4627

Re: Setting the FY 2019 Tax Rate

On behalf of Council Member Houston: Council Member Flannigan, Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments regarding the strategic outcomes and the City Manager’s budget. As I travel throughout the city to meet City employees where they work, I have been appalled at some of the conditions of thei...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Member Houston's Bond Amendments
Replies: 4
Views: 5153

Council Member Houston's Bond Amendments

On behalf of Council Member Houston - Colleagues, I have reviewed the projects and amounts identified in the Bond Election Advisory Task Force Recommendation including work group reports, along with the staff updated bond proposal and all Q&A (Council & Bond). After giving this much thought, I have ...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: June 28th Item #27 - 2018 Bond
Replies: 2
Views: 4177

June 28th Item #27 - 2018 Bond

Colleagues, I will be pulling the bond item for the work session and would like to share my thoughts on where the conversation should begin. I am supportive of a bond being placed on the November ballot. I have personally seen and heard from constituents the absolute need we have for infrastructure ...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 3 - Health & Human Services Council Committee Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 3783

Item 3 - Health & Human Services Council Committee Meeting

Correction - Staff will present the Asian American Quality of Life final report.
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Health & Human Services Council Commitee Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 3643

Health & Human Services Council Commitee Meeting

Colleagues, the Health Human Services Council Committee meets at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13th. I anticipate that we can complete the three items on the agenda in an hour and 30 minutes. 1) Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities adopted a Resolution that relates to the impact of traffic ...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Mon May 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Open Letter re: Council Vote on Planning Commission Item
Replies: 0
Views: 4465

Open Letter re: Council Vote on Planning Commission Item

Over the past couple of years members of the community brought to the attention of Council the fact that the composition of the Planning Commission did not meet the criteria set forth in the City of Austin Charter. After a threat of a lawsuit the Council has wrestled, over many months, with the ques...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Information Requested Re: Green Line
Replies: 0
Views: 3793

Information Requested Re: Green Line

Below is the statute that Council Member Houston referenced which requires a referendum before Cap Metro can construct the Green Line. It is Section 451.071(f) of the Transportation Code, attached below. Additionally, Senator Watson and Representative Israel filed legislation this past session which...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Police Contract Negotiations
Replies: 0
Views: 4100

Police Contract Negotiations

Colleagues - Re: Meet & Confer Contract Since the December 13th vote to offer extensions on negotiations with the Austin Police Association proposed contract, our offices have been meeting and diligently developing a path forward toward a new contract, one that includes accountability to the public,...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: RE: Parkland Protection
Replies: 2
Views: 5446

Re: RE: Parkland Protection

Collegues, As a co-sponsor of the original resolution #20171109-046, it was my intent to provide an opportunity for a public discussion regarding the consideration of a ‘very specific’ request from a soccer organization. I shared with the agent that I did not feel the preferred location was appropri...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 46 – Proposed Amendment
Replies: 3
Views: 7078

Re: Item 46 – Proposed Amendment

Good day, Council Member Ora Houston will be offering a friendly amendment to include specific consideration for the Travis County Exposition Center, and a local sports group whom has expressed interest in the conversation. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/50-20171109104217.pdf Thank...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #14 - Amendment to Draft Ordinance
Replies: 1
Views: 4343

Item #14 - Amendment to Draft Ordinance

On behalf of Council Member Ora Houston - I propose we remove "Lone Star Rail" from Part 1.(B)(2) and amend it to read: The Mobility Committee may review land use as it concerns mobility, all transportation modes including, roads, aviation, public transit, pedestrian programs, bicycle programs, grou...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Downtown Puzzle substitute resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 3747

Re: Downtown Puzzle substitute resolution

On behalf of Council Member Houston: I appreciate all of the ongoing and inclusive conversation regarding components in Item #52 on tomorrow's agenda, but I am going to make a motion to postpone. I am unsure if the will of the majority of council is to postpone, but based on the conversation at the ...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Downtown Puzzle Work Session 9/22?
Replies: 6
Views: 10868

Re: Downtown Puzzle Work Session 9/22?

On behalf of Council Member Houston: I agree with Mayor Pro Tem Tovo. There is more information needed to clarify some of my questions. I would appreciate more time and a dedicated work session to work through those with all of our colleagues. Shall we consider postponing Item #52 on the September 2...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #60 Agenda 8/31/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 4038

Item #60 Agenda 8/31/2017

On behalf of Council Member Houston: On Thursday, I will be offering an amendment to Item #60. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, The City Manager is directed to collaborate with Travis County to explore and evaluate opportunities, including but not limited to initiating a ballot referendum, to include the Tra...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Gentrification & Displacement Initiative
Replies: 4
Views: 8140

Re: Gentrification & Displacement Initiative

Posting on behalf of Council Member Houston: I appreciate the Mayor’s suggestion of creating a ‘Displacement Task Force’ and Council Member Pool’s study using the neutrality of academic research to include the mapping of where ‘displacement’ has occurred, where the next wave might occur and the beli...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #69 Addition of Stakeholders
Replies: 0
Views: 3082

Item #69 Addition of Stakeholders

On behalf of Council Member Houston -

Recommendations for inclusion in the stakeholder group.

Judge Rhonda Hurley, Juvenile Court System
Estela Medina, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer
Dr. Paul Cruz (or designee), Austin ISD

Thank you!
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Fri May 05, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Board & Commissions Transition Task Force - Member Message
Replies: 0
Views: 3231

Board & Commissions Transition Task Force - Member Message

As promised, this is part of an email I received from a member of the Board and Commissions Transition Task Force. There was a Board and Commissions TRANSITION Task Force that met for 6 months to prepare for the incoming 10-1 Council. Among the members, we had 90+ years serving on various Boards and...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Tue May 02, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Health & Human Services Committee Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 2859

Special Called Health & Human Services Committee Meeting

Good morning, There will be a special called Health & Human Services Committee meeting on May 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm. During this meeting, committee members will be interviewing applicants for the Central Health Board of Managers. The applicants are listed below in alphabetical order by last name. Valin...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #72 Time Certain Request for 6:00 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 2978

Item #72 Time Certain Request for 6:00 pm

Council Member Houston would like to request a 6:00 pm time certain for Item #72, Sidewalk Master Plan/ADA Transition Plan. It is important that community members who have to work until 5:00 pm are able to and have the opportunity to make it to City Hall to participate in the public hearing. If you ...
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Agenda Item #8 for 6/9/2016
Replies: 0
Views: 2943

Council Agenda Item #8 for 6/9/2016

On behalf of Council Member Houston:

The back up lists 4 companies for the 2016 Power Plant Production Rotation List. How many years have these companies been on the professional rotation list?

Thank you.
by Genoveva Rodriguez
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment to the Park Naming/Renaming ordinance
Replies: 0
Views: 3063

Amendment to the Park Naming/Renaming ordinance

Council Member Houston will move to amend the proposed ordinance to add the following, all other provisions to remain the same. Changes found in {brackets}. § 14-1-37 PARK NAMING POLICY. (A) Subject to a valid agreement governing the naming of a park facility or park feature, a park feature in a par...