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by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu May 06, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #70 on 5/6 Agenda - designated camping areas
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Item #70 on 5/6 Agenda - designated camping areas

On behalf of CM Pool: CM Tovo & colleagues: I would offer one amendment to the second to last "Be It Resolved" on Line 129 to include an exploration of funding sources and provision of social services from regional governmental entities. So, that sentence would read as follows: "No later than June 1...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CORRECTED MESSAGE BOARD POST ITEM 49 HEAL INITIATIVE FACT SHEET AND QUESTIONS/ANSWERS
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

Re: CORRECTED MESSAGE BOARD POST ITEM 49 HEAL INITIATIVE FACT SHEET AND QUESTIONS/ANSWERS

On behalf of CM Pool: My thanks to CM Kitchen for this expanded explanation of the HEAL initiative to describe how this program will advance our work to address and end homelessness. I look forward to our discussions and to hearing from the community on Thursday; I am also grateful to our Homeless S...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2021 Council Meeting Calendar
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Re: 2021 Council Meeting Calendar

On behalf of CM Pool:


Just a quick note to amend the direction of my thanks to the Agenda Office for assembling the calendar.

Leslie
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SAVES Funding Resolution
Replies: 5
Views: 2275

Re: SAVES Funding Resolution

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues, As I mentioned earlier this morning, I am bringing a few staff directions on Item 52, the SAVES funding. 1. I'd like us to have the option of using funds currently set aside for existing 380 agreements, so this is asking staff to identify how much is ava...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)
Replies: 17
Views: 7205

Re: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues, Thank you to those who have joined us in this effort and who have added their thoughts and amendments to the resolution; I look forward to a very positive discussion tomorrow. Following up on my post, I have crafted an amendment adding a few music and ar...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool Budget Direction for Mounted & Interdiction K9
Replies: 0
Views: 1046

CM Pool Budget Direction for Mounted & Interdiction K9

On behalf of CM Pool, here is her budget rider related to APD's Mounted Unit and Interdiction K9 Unit: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 205753.pdf

Thank you,
Louisa
by Louisa Brinsmade
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 13985

Re: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

On behalf of CM Pool: Colleagues, I am adjusting our Abortion Access budget amendment as Austin Public Health has already included $150,000 in ongoing funds for this program in their FY21 budget, which will allow me to reduce our request to $100,000 in one-time funds. The $100,000 is still needed to...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool APD budget amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 2005

Re: CM Pool APD budget amendments

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues, I am posting this revised Workforce First budget amendment info sheet that includes a reduced request because Austin Resource Recovery has increased their funding contribution. Also, I neglected to note in the first posting that Council Member Alter is a...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Tue May 05, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22
Replies: 5
Views: 3638

Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22

Colleagues: On May 7, we are introducing an initiative to build more a more resilient Austin, so that our most vulnerable communities can recover more quickly and successfully from destabilizing and sometimes chronic shocks and stressors. Nothing has made this need clearer than the current COVID-19 ...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 30 Amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 2683

Item 30 Amendments

On behalf of CM Pool, here are the amendments vetted by city legal staff that she is suggesting for Item 30, embedded here and as a motion sheet: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/BE-20200409114427.pdf Due to time constraints, legal staff suggested we use the Motion Sheet format inste...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Second Reading Amendments
Replies: 2
Views: 2687

Re: LDC Second Reading Amendments

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues: Here are my amendments for second reading. I have noted where I am still working with staff on some of the language. I will try to firm that up before second reading. The text is below, and also in a pdf: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2nd Reading of Land Development Code Rewrite
Replies: 2
Views: 3978

Re: 2nd Reading of Land Development Code Rewrite

On behalf of Council Member Pool, I am listing the topics she would like to discuss at Tuesday's LDC work session: 1. Housing capacity figures citywide and per council district, including the anticipated update to Cascadia's housing report, as requested in the Jan. 28 Housing & Planning Committee me...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool 2nd Set of LDC Amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 2647

CM Pool 2nd Set of LDC Amendments

On behalf of CM Pool... Additional amendments for second set. 8. Ensuring Protest Rights and Process for our Community Direction: A. AMENDMENT 1: RECOGNIZING PROTEST RIGHTS EXIST WITH COMPREHENSIVE REVISIONS. The City of Austin shall recognize and give full legal effect to property owners’ valid pet...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Pool LDC Policy Direction List
Replies: 0
Views: 2350

Pool LDC Policy Direction List

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues, I’ve listed here the amendments I will bring for your consideration at our meeting on Monday, with a link for more detail on supportive documents. My staff and I are finalizing the exact wording I will offer on Protest Rights, but I will be bringing spec...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 10027

Re: Budget Adoption

On behalf of CM Pool, see the attached budget amendments for council consideration. Out of School Time Child Care Budget Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/EA-20190909141419.pdf CM Pool Revised Information Sheet: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/E8-2019090913...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed May 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29
Replies: 4
Views: 5350

Re: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

On behalf of CM Pool: Colleagues: Here are the amendments that I discussed at work session to include a more complete list of funding mechanisms for a potential expansion to the convention center, and direction that the financing plan for an expansion reflect a commitment to fund historic preservati...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu May 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 9th Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 3993

Re: May 9th Meeting

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues: Here are my amendments for Item #27, Affordability Unlocked. These changes help facilitate the inclusion of cooperatives into the density bonus program. CM Casar has included them as well in his amendments, but there are a few gaps, so let's reconcile th...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu May 02, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 9292

Re: Amendments to the LDC Draft for our May 2 meeting

On behalf of CM Pool: We are posting her Amendment #3. It is intended to amend Question 4, Zoning Map section, item "l" on Page 9, which is the list of conditions for the transition zones. The amendment adds "flooding' as one of the considerations: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/C5...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document
Replies: 22
Views: 19502

Re: LDC Direction Policy Direction Document

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues: I have printouts of this amendment, but I want to provide an electronic copy here for you all and the public. In response to some concerns that we will need predictable updates to future Small Area or District-Level Plans, I have amended the additional d...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Affordability Unlocked Resolution
Replies: 8
Views: 10000

Re: Affordability Unlocked Resolution

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues: In anticipation of our coming work session when this item will be discussed, I’d like to reiterate my support for CM Casar’s revisions to our density bonus program, and express my hope that these revisions will lead to many more affordable units across o...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 39: North Burnet/Gateway plan amendment resolution
Replies: 0
Views: 3251

Item 39: North Burnet/Gateway plan amendment resolution

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues: I pulled this item for our work session tomorrow, but I want to lay out the purpose of the resolution here and invite questions or comments from you all so we can keep our work session moving along. The wording on this resolution may seem wonky or compli...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Pool Budget Amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 4778

CM Pool Budget Amendments

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues - I will not be present for our budget work session on Thursday, September 6 as I am representing the city at a conference. At our August 29 work session, I spoke about some of the budget amendments I’d like to see, and have prepared the proposals for you...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: June 28th Item #27 - 2018 Bond
Replies: 2
Views: 4818

Re: June 28th Item #27 - 2018 Bond

On behalf of CM Pool: Colleagues: I agree that we have an opportunity to address critical needs for infrastructure, parks and open space, affordable housing, and to make overdue investments in our community centers and recreation facilities. And I want to echo my CM Houston's and CM Alter's comments...
by Louisa Brinsmade
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Fregonese Capacity Estimates Citywide by Council Districts
Replies: 0
Views: 3563

Fregonese Capacity Estimates Citywide by Council Districts

On behalf of CM Pool:

Here is the data supplied by Fregonese yesterday to our office - the data is available in an Excel sheet format.

Link: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 02318.xlsm
by Louisa Brinsmade
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Historic Landmark Commission city comparison - Item 99
Replies: 0
Views: 3468

Historic Landmark Commission city comparison - Item 99

On behalf of Council Member Pool: Colleagues, I would like to share this city comparison of historic landmark commissions. It shows that across the board, in cities of comparative size and culture, Austin's 2/3 majority voting threshold for our Historic Landmark Commission to even recommend historic...