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by Jimmy Flannigan
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 7/20 – Public Safety Committee
Replies: 0
Views: 47

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: 814

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: 4259

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: 1198

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: 1163

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: 1011

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: 1356

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: 1111

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: 1238

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: 5100

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: 1856

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: 5100

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: 5100

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: 2074

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: 1856

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: 1856

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: 1192

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: 5100

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: 5100

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: 5100

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: 5100

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: 2062

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: 5100

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: 797

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...