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by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Sep 21, 2023 10:50 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 55 Notification & Joint Public Hearing
Replies: 0
Views: 669

Item 55 Notification & Joint Public Hearing

On behalf of CM Pool: Colleagues, Today, the Council is set to approve Item 55, setting a higher standard for notification and a joint public hearing with the Planning Commission for the Land Development Code Amendments coming this fall. On that score, people know what I believe. My position in supp...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Mon Sep 18, 2023 5:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 55 Notification & Joint Public Hearing
Replies: 0
Views: 593

Item 55 Notification & Joint Public Hearing

On behalf of CM Pool: This week, item 55 presents an opportunity for a unique approach to public notice and public input for several LDC amendments coming this fall. One of my main concerns about past efforts to update the LDC is how residents would be notified about big changes, and how they would ...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Sep 07, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 82 Access to Natural Light
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Item 82 Access to Natural Light

Colleagues: I’d like to be added as a co-sponsor on Item 82 that will require access to natural light for all bedrooms in new buildings. We’ve heard quite a bit about this from concerned members of our community who brought to our attention that many students in Austin are living in housing without ...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Jun 07, 2023 8:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 58, Fence Code Safety Improvements
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Item 58, Fence Code Safety Improvements

On behalf of CM Pool: Colleagues, Item 50 on our agenda proposes to update our fence code requirements to prohibit spiked and barbed fencing, a change that will help prevent needless harm to children and wildlife that such fence design can provoke. After a presentation at our Building and Fire Code ...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Mon Jun 05, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: June 6 Work Session, LDC Code Amendments discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 561

June 6 Work Session, LDC Code Amendments discussion

On behalf of CM Pool: Colleagues: As I am out of town on City business, I will miss the staff presentation and discussion on Land Development Code amendments at tomorrow’s work session. Council has acted on several impactful code changes over the past several months that create more housing capacity...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Dec 08, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 4: Joint Recommendation on Other Austin Energy Issues documents
Replies: 0
Views: 6925

Item 4: Joint Recommendation on Other Austin Energy Issues documents

On behalf of CM Pool, I am posting the documents related to her motion to include the Joint Recommendation on Other Austin Energy Issues".

Link: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 201041.pdf

Thanks,
Louisa
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Dec 01, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AE Rate Case
Replies: 0
Views: 939

AE Rate Case

Colleagues, As Chair of the Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee, I want to comment on the Austin Energy rate case and express my hopes for moving this process forward to resolution. There were several revenue requirements daylighted during Tuesday’s work session discussion. AE has sent a memo ...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Tue Nov 15, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Energy Rate Case schedule update
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Re: Austin Energy Rate Case schedule update

On behalf of CM Pool, I am posting the comparison document provided by Austin Energy related to the revenue requirement.

Here is the link: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 154253.pdf

Thanks,
L.
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Nov 03, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Statesman PUD Issues List update
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Statesman PUD Issues List update

On behalf of CM Pool, I am posting her Motion Sheet 3.

Motion Sheet #3: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172604.pdf
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Nov 03, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Statesman PUD Issues List update
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Statesman PUD Issues List update

On behalf of CM Pool, I am posting her motion sheets #1 and #2:

Motion Sheet #1: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 170123.pdf

Motion Sheet #2: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 170229.pdf

Thanks,
Louisa
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Nov 03, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Statesman PUD Issues List update
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Statesman PUD Issues List update

On behalf of CM Pool, I am posting the update to the Statesman PUD Issues List, and we are sending to the agenda office for distribution, and have printed hard copies.

Link: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 145023.pdf

Thanks.
L.
by Louisa Brinsmade
Tue Nov 01, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Energy Base Rate Review Schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Re: Austin Energy Base Rate Review Schedule

On behalf of AEUOC Chair Pool, here is the schedule for upcoming council work sessions, public hearings, and the vote on the AE Base Rate. Following are the links to the City Clerk and Austin Energy webpages with Base Rate Review documents, including the ICA reports. Finally, the scenarios Chair Poo...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Oct 26, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Energy Base Rate Review Schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Austin Energy Base Rate Review Schedule

On behalf of AEUOC Chair Pool I am posting the schedule of upcoming work sessions, public hearings, and vote dates on the Base Rate Review. This schedule has been confirmed wtih our Austin Energy staff. All meetings are at City Hall, except for the November 14 Electric Utility Commission meeting, wh...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Tue Oct 18, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Remaining 2022 Council Meetings
Replies: 9
Views: 2334

Re: Remaining 2022 Council Meetings

On behalf of CM Pool, I am posting the following message regarding the upcoming AE Base Rate Review meetings. Colleagues: I’d like to add more detail regarding the November 9 Special Called meeting. I suggest that we post it as an Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee meeting on the Base Rate Re...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Oct 12, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 10/13 Statesman PUD
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: 10/13 Statesman PUD

On behalf of CM Pool, I am posting our updated Parks motion sheet for the second reading on the Statesman PUD. The details of this motion are supported by the Applicant and our Parks department. This motion sheet covers two parts of V5 of the draft ordinance: *Part 7. Community Amenities. The vertic...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Mon Oct 10, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Draft AEUOC PSA/Pass-Through & Base Rate Review schedule
Replies: 0
Views: 856

Draft AEUOC PSA/Pass-Through & Base Rate Review schedule

On behalf of Council Member and AEUOC Chair Pool, I am posting a draft schedule for discussion at Tuesday’s Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee meeting, under Item AEUOC003. This lays out the existing schedule for the PSA/Pass-Through on this week’s Council agenda (Item 30), and the possible d...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Direction for Statesman PUD 2nd reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Statesman PUD motion sheet

On behalf of CM Pool, I am posting her motion sheet amending portions of the Statesman PUD draft ordinance in Part 10. Parks and Recreation. These changes reflect the result of multiple conversations with PARD staff, the applicant, and other council colleagues. I'd like to note that there are a few ...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: July 28, 2022 Amendments and Direction
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Re: July 28, 2022 Amendments and Direction

On behalf of CM Pool:

Here is the CM Pool's motion sheet, amending Mayor Adler's motion sheet V5 on items 189 and 190: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 113119.pdf

She will also hand out copies on the dais.

Louisa
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 96, "Vicious Dog" amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Item 96, "Vicious Dog" amendments

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues, As we have a very large agenda, I want to offer a few details on Item 96, which amends language to the “Vicious Dog” section of our code. These recommendations are proposed by the Animal Advisory Commission and supported by our Animal Services Department...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: The GRACE Act - Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 4927

Re: The GRACE Act - Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues, Thank you CM Vela for your work on this most important matter. I have fought in the choice movement my whole life, and during that time strengthened my core belief that people are capable of their own health care decisions, and that autonomy should never...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: The GRACE Act - Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 4927

Re: The GRACE Act - Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone

I am posting on behalf of Council Member Pool. She would like to join as co-sponsor for this important resolution, and will post shortly with a statement.

Thank you for bringing this item.

Louisa
by Louisa Brinsmade
Fri May 27, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Compatibility Resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

Re: Compatibility Resolution

On behalf of CM Pool: Thank you, CM Kitchen, for opening up this thread to have a public conversation about the coming resolution to increase housing capacity on corridors. That resolution should be posted shortly for the June 9 agenda so everyone can review. This is a good destination for any comme...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool amendments for items 55 & 57
Replies: 0
Views: 1564

CM Pool amendments for items 55 & 57

On behalf of CM Pool, Here are her motions on items 55 and 57 as discussed in work session, adding direction for the City Manager to research the recommendations of ratings agencies and financial oversight organizations on the use of cryptocurrency or blockchain by municipal governments. Item 55 mot...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 62 motion sheet
Replies: 0
Views: 3130

Item 62 motion sheet

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues: I am offering an amendment on item 62 to capture the concepts that I laid out at the work session. Mayor Pro Tem, I appreciate the receptiveness that you expressed at the work session to looking at this housing cost issue with our natural resources and o...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Replies: 0
Views: 3081

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

On behalf of Council Member Pool, I am posting the following notice about the proclamation event tomorrow morning. Hello colleagues, I am excited to present a proclamation in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month tomorrow morning, and I am extending an invitation to all of you to attend t...