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by Jimmy Flannigan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 7466

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

All, I am so proud of the work this council has done – a truly unprecedented amount of teamwork and collaboration on what may be the most challenging reform work the city has ever contemplated. Thanks CM Casar, MPT Garza, and CM Harper-Madison for synthesizing the immediate proposals into a single w...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Police budget proposal to Reconstruct and Deconstruct
Replies: 1
Views: 11979

Re: Police budget proposal to Reconstruct and Deconstruct

At the request of a constituent, here are the definitions for acronyms used in my proposal: CTECC = Combined Transportation, Emergency & Communications Center – essentially the 9-1-1 call center https://www.austintexas.gov/department/combined-transportation-emergency-communications-center-ctecc DTAC...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Tovo availability
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: CM Tovo availability

Thank you for your continued dedication, CM Tovo, during a difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I also want to offer any help you or your staff needs with city business. We may fight, but we fight like family. Please consider District 6 at the ready to assist.
by Jimmy Flannigan
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Police budget proposal to Reconstruct and Deconstruct
Replies: 1
Views: 11979

Police budget proposal to Reconstruct and Deconstruct

Colleagues, Here are two significant proposals to consider as part of the budget process. These are not small ideas and will take time and strong commitment to implement, but I believe we can adopt this formally as a whole and/or as budget riders in parts to ensure the public knows our intent while ...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Monday’s Joint Meeting with Capital Metro RE: Project Connect
Replies: 7
Views: 2238

Re: Monday’s Joint Meeting with Capital Metro RE: Project Connect

Thank you, Mayor... there is a lot of this that I agree with. I am committed to limiting our council-approved property tax increase to 3.5%, which would be the lowest for the city in 15 years. While that is not a long-term sustainable level (until we implement reforms on public safety budgets), the ...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Amendment: Chief Medical Officer
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: Budget Amendment: Chief Medical Officer

Looking forward to learning more about this proposal! I'm also very interested in the role Central Health and the Counties play, since there are some separation of roles related to which jurisdiction is responsible for covering the costs of building and managing our community health systems.

- Jimmy
by Jimmy Flannigan
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 7/20 – Public Safety Committee
Replies: 1
Views: 885

7/20 – Public Safety Committee

Good afternoon colleagues, Our next Public Safety Committee meeting is scheduled for July 20 at 2pm. The format will be more traditional with conversation primarily between city staff and council. We will use this meeting to work on public safety metrics (MPT's item 50 from June 11) and get a head s...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: June 11 speakers on institutional reform
Replies: 0
Views: 1414

June 11 speakers on institutional reform

As the Mayor explained, the rules give 3 minutes to the first group of speakers and 1 minute for all remaining speakers. In order to give speakers an indication of how much time they should prepare remarks, here are the 3 minute speakers according to the City Clerk. All other speakers will have 1 mi...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 6550

Re: Institutional reform

Thank you colleagues for starting this thread. Even prior to this past weekend, this group of council members has been taking a close look at systemic inequities in our city and through the Judicial Committee have engaged in many conversations, briefings and actions to advance racial justice work. L...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed May 06, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

Re: Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 164551.pdf

Here are a few amendments of my own related to this item, including sustainable development and regionalism as parts of resilience.

And thanks MPT for your amendments, which I also support.
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed May 06, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 56 amendment - Eviction ordinance
Replies: 0
Views: 1657

Item 56 amendment - Eviction ordinance

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/36-20200506162927.pdf This amendment adds a requirement for tenants to respond with acknowledgement of hardship. It is important, as we discussed when the original ordinance was passed, that tenants with the ability to pay continue to pay their rent. ...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Fri May 01, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Caregiver meals at Austin-area schools
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: Caregiver meals at Austin-area schools

This is a great idea and I'm looking forward to seeing this posted on the addendum today! I checked with some contacts at RRISD and they said they had not been contacted. There are a couple of RRISD Title 1 schools in District 6, some on the Wilco side, which are often left out of otherwise great su...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: COVID-19 Budget Resolution for May 7
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Re: COVID-19 Budget Resolution for May 7

A number of our offices have been advocating for a comprehensive approach. It guided our initial draft before passing item 91 more than a month ago. So glad to see agreement on the principle that we should consult with and include staff in this way. Let's agree, however, to avoid processes that furt...
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Senior Wellness Check Calls
Replies: 1
Views: 1447

Re: Senior Wellness Check Calls

Thanks for the great info, CM Kitchen! So glad to see more senior wellness calls getting done across the city.

For those interested in NW Austin, our program with Rep. Bucy is at http://bit.ly/HD136FoodVols

- Jimmy
by Jimmy Flannigan
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 79 - Amendment
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: Item 79 - Amendment

Great! Looking forward to seeing those revisions.

- Jimmy
by Jimmy Flannigan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 7484

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: 2934

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: 7484

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: 7484

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: 2840

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: 2934

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: 2934

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: 1604

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: 7484

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...