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by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/BD-20200325132239.pdf Here is the final version being posted for Item 91. Thank you to my colleagues and the many community groups and advocates who contributed their feedback to this effort. This resolution represents one big step forward for address...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 31 - Bike Share of Austin
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Item 31 - Bike Share of Austin

Thanks CM Ellis and Kitchen for the dialog... I'm really valuing the transparency of debate through the msg board!

I’d be okay with 9 months as a compromise, as CM Ellis suggested.
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

Thanks CM Kitchen! All of these are good ideas and we will incorporate them into the final draft.
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

Thanks CM Tovo! We had spoken with some labor folks, as have some of the co-sponsors... exciting that we are all building consensus as a team on this! Your amendments 1, 2, and 4 look great. On amendment 3, while I support the direction, I don't think it's necessary to start detailing different grou...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Anti-Eviction Ordinance on 3/26 agenda
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: Anti-Eviction Ordinance on 3/26 agenda

CM Casar et al., Thank you for bringing the ordinance change during this unprecedented moment. It is critical for our efforts to keep our economy afloat that people stay housed as we get through this as a City. I am however, interested to know if there is any consideration or provision for folks who...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 31 - Bike Share of Austin
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Item 31 - Bike Share of Austin

Thank you CM Kitchen, although this is not so much about my interest in BCycle, but is a question of fiscal oversight and the use of public dollars on a system that had otherwise not needed such investment. It is not clear to me how critical this infrastructure is since we haven't been given any dat...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 31 - Bike Share of Austin
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Item 31 - Bike Share of Austin

On Item 31, which is a software license renewal for BSA, the posted item allows for an up-to-2 year contract term. I'm concerned about approving a 2-year agreement using public dollars (from the parking fund) when we haven't been able to really dig into this as a Mobility Committee. I spoke with sta...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 28 - Pay for Success
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Item 28 - Pay for Success

I remain concerned about Item 28, which is a project under Pay for Success... but Travis County has pulled out of the program. I felt very surprised when we learned this first a few weeks ago and I do not feel sufficiently informed about the impacts of that change. I will talk to staff more about it...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

Thanks again to everyone who has joined in to bring this resolution on consent this week. The updated version incorporating feedback is posted with the meeting addendum at: https://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=337801 This version also includes changes suggested by law, including further...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

Glad to see everyone joining in!

We will be posting the item on the addendum today (for the updated posting language) using the draft I submitted here yesterday. We'll then submit an updated draft here on the msg board early next week with all of your incorporated suggestions for feedback.
by Jimmy Flannigan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

Colleagues... look for a new item on the addendum with modified posting language as follows: ---------------------------- Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to develop programs and consider options to support the small and local businesses and workers impacted by the cancellation of SXS...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/81-20200319101401.pdf Here is the updated draft for the resolution. Thanks to my co-sponsors CMs Harper-Madison, Casar, Ellis, and the Mayor for your input, as well as the staff from the Economic Development Department. And thanks to CM Kitchen for jo...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: March Council Meetings
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: March Council Meetings

Thank you Mayor, I agree with the direction you've laid out. I would hope that we can keep Item 55 on the consent agenda as it is related to the crisis at hand. I encourage other CMs to join in on the 3/11 message board post (thanks Ann for adding your thoughts!) so we can keep this on consent. We w...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

SXSW Resilience Plan

Hello Colleagues, After yesterday's work session, and hearing general support for exploring the City's role in addressing the economic fallout of the cancellation of SXSW on the Austin community, I am working on a resolution for the March 26th meeting. I know that several community and grassroots re...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Direction for a Heritage Tree Preservation Bonus
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: Direction for a Heritage Tree Preservation Bonus

Thanks CM Ellis for this! I think this is great direction and would be interested in seeing this concept applied to more of our city's goals. If we are more context-sensitive like we want, then we should be able to improve multiple metrics AND get the units we need. And hopefully we can do this in a...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 69 motion sheet
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Re: Item 69 motion sheet

Thanks for posting, Greg... I support the changes you've included in your post. Attached is a tweaked version of what I handed out on Tuesday. I made changes to some of the phrases noted during work session to better clarify the relationship between the parks plan and other long term plans related t...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Scope and Schedule for 1st Reading Action on draft Land Development Code revision
Replies: 4
Views: 3134

Re: Scope and Schedule for 1st Reading Action on draft Land Development Code revision

I also agree with the scope and goals as outlined above – that discussion at the Council’s first reading should focus on high level policy and that line-by-line amendments and map revisions should be discussed once the major issues with the code have been addressed. I agree that the Planning Commiss...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution for Nov 14 agenda
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: resolution for Nov 14 agenda

I'd love to be added a co-sponsor on this item. The Red Line is a key asset to my district and improving stations and options for riders is a real benefit to NW Austin!
by Jimmy Flannigan
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2020 Council Meeting Calendar
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Re: 2020 Council Meeting Calendar

I'm comfortable with the mayors changes, but will pull the item for work session to talk about how the agenda's for June 11 and December 10 can be limited and serve more as a backup meeting for items postponed from the prior week(s).
by Jimmy Flannigan
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: October 8th LDC work session
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: October 8th LDC work session

Sounds like a good plan to me!
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Clarity needed on camping ordinance
Replies: 3
Views: 1460

Clarity needed on camping ordinance

Colleagues & City Manager, Upon reflecting on last week’s special called meetings, it seemed that while there was some broad debate in certain areas, there was also much agreement that additional clarity was desired for the camping ordinance. It also seemed clear that we’re not going to reach that c...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Homelessness: Let's keep our focus on solutions
Replies: 0
Views: 6265

Homelessness: Let's keep our focus on solutions

CM Ellis and I have been reviewing the two dueling proposals and want to communicate our perspective on this overall situation. We both recognize that clearly this isn’t going well and people from all directions are feeling that. The rollout and communication around the June changes have been challe...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Asian American Resource Center & Rutherford Campus
Replies: 1
Views: 998

Asian American Resource Center & Rutherford Campus

On September 19 we will be presented with the Asian American Resource Center Master Plan for adoption. Having engaged with many leaders among the Austin API community over the past several years on the AARC expansion, I recognized that there are elements and feedback provided by the community that w...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 3505

Re: Budget Adoption

CM Alter --- you can add me as a co-sponsor to the wildfire amendment, since I wasn't able to confirm before you posted today. Thanks!
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 15: Faulk renovation
Replies: 1
Views: 886

Item 15: Faulk renovation

Based on the conversation from Tuesday's work session, I will be bringing the following amendment to the resolution which will still note the History Center use but leave open the opportunity for co-located services on site.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 124801.pdf