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by Alison Alter
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Digital Inclusion and Low Cost Internet
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Digital Inclusion and Low Cost Internet

Dear Colleagues, At the most recent council meeting I was honored to present a proclamation celebrating Austin’s first annual Digital Inclusion Week (DIW), which aims to raise awareness of solutions addressing home internet access, personal devices, and local technology training and support programs...
by Alison Alter
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 142 - postponement request
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Item 142 - postponement request

Colleagues, As I mentioned on the dais, item 142 has an inter local agreement that was just posted at 3 PM today while we were in our special called meeting. I’d like to request a postponement of this item to our next meeting. Please do let me know if this request is amenable to the majority of coun...
by Alison Alter
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Asian American Resource Center & Rutherford Campus
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: Asian American Resource Center & Rutherford Campus

Thank you, CM Flannigan, for advancing this item. I agree that the AARC master plan adoption provides an excellent opportunity to initiate a deeper discussion about how we can leverage the Rutherford Campus and/or a P3 model to achieve multiple city goals at these sites. I support this item and woul...
by Alison Alter
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 1480

Re: Budget Adoption

Good morning, You may find a brief description and the links for my formal budget amendments below. Funding wildfire preparedness and mitigation: By delaying the implementation of the Command Tech program, the associated savings (around $2.1m) can be used to fund investments in wildfire mitigation. ...
by Alison Alter
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Wildfire Risk by District
Replies: 0
Views: 567

Wildfire Risk by District

Dear Colleagues, As I mentioned at last week’s budget work session, as a city we need to be prepared for wildfires, arguably Austin’s greatest natural hazard. To help Austinites understand their individual risk from wildfires, the Wildfire Division at AFD has put together a Wildfire Report for each ...
by Alison Alter
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 78 - Declaration of Climate Emergency
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Item 78 - Declaration of Climate Emergency

Below, please find the link to the revised resolution # 78, declaring a climate emergency and associated actions. It was posted earlier today to the agenda back up, but I wanted to make sure you were alerted. https://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=324720 I look forward to us taking action...
by Alison Alter
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Emergency Gun Violence Prevention Resolution - Item 149
Replies: 0
Views: 655

Emergency Gun Violence Prevention Resolution - Item 149

Dear Colleagues, As we grieve with the families and communities impacted by gun violence in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, we must recognize that our country is in the midst of a public health and gun violence crisis. With two mass shootings within 15 hours of each other, we simply cannot continu...
by Alison Alter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 93 on Next Week's Agenda
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Item 93 on Next Week's Agenda

Council Member Ellis,

Thank you for bringing forward the IFC regarding diaper changing stations. Making Austin a more family-friendly city is extremely important to me, and if possible, I would like to join this item as a cosponsor.


Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Wed May 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29
Replies: 4
Views: 2555

Re: May 23rd Council Meeting Item 29

Colleagues, Please find attached my proposed amendment to Item 29, related to due diligence on the Convention Center expansion. These changes begin on page 18. I have moved item 3 up to item 2, and the original item 2 is now item 3, with the subsequent language changes. Link: http://assets.austintex...
by Alison Alter
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Invite: Local Poway Gathering Tonight
Replies: 0
Views: 1888

Invite: Local Poway Gathering Tonight

On behalf of the leadership of Chabad of Austin and in light of the Tragedy in Poway, I would like to extend an invitation to a gathering of solidarity and inspiration tonight, MONDAY, April 29 at 7:30pm at Chabad 3808 Spicewood Springs Road. This tragedy touched our Austin community deeply. With pe...
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #33: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP)
Replies: 9
Views: 4396

Re: Item #33: Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP)

Colleagues, Below, please find a link to the amendment document I passed out at work session yesterday. These revisions address east-west connectivity, TDM enforcement, and land use. We took care not to complicate the flow of the ASMP, and staff has no opposition to my amendments. Please let me know...
by Alison Alter
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 7186

Re: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions

Dear colleagues:

My position on our policy decisions at this point is very aligned with the comprehensive direction provided in Council Member Kitchen’s most recent post building on Mayor Adler’s previous edits.

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 7186

Re: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions

Colleagues, I appreciate your thoughtful responses to a complicated set of issues. As I mentioned in work session on the 26th, the document that Mayor Adler, Council Member Kitchen, and I crafted together outlining our shared goals for the land development code revision (http://assets.austintexas.go...
by Alison Alter
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #14 (3/28) - Amendments to SD23 Mobility Outcome
Replies: 3
Views: 2460

Re: Item #14 (3/28) - Amendments to SD23 Mobility Outcome

Thank you for posting these amendments, CM Ellis. I also would like to propose two new metrics to Group A to cover intergovernmental relations, which comes directly from ASMP, and incident management. Please see my amendments in the document linked below. I look forward to the discussion on the Mobi...
by Alison Alter
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Ethical and Family-Friendly Work Environment Topics
Replies: 1
Views: 2517

Re: Ethical and Family-Friendly Work Environment Topics

Dear Mayor and Colleagues,

Thank you for bringing up these important topics. I am interested in all three items and would like to be involved with each of them. I look forward to these discussions.


Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Updated Language for Item 77
Replies: 0
Views: 2078

Updated Language for Item 77

Dear Collegues, In the link below, please find a redlined version with a few changes to the resolution for Item 77. This language been shared with and approved by the Law Department, Chief Manley, and ACM Arellano. Law will be sharing physical copies with you all on the dais. I look forward to the c...
by Alison Alter
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution on Sexual Assault for the Jan. 31 Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 1977

Resolution on Sexual Assault for the Jan. 31 Meeting

Dear Colleagues, Below, please find a link to a resolution on sexual assault that will be posted today as part of the addendum for our January 31st meeting. My co-sponsors on this resolution are Council Members Casar and Kitchen, Mayor Adler, and Mayor Pro Tem Garza. In drafting this resolution, we ...
by Alison Alter
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Dear Colleagues, I am interested in continuing to serve on the three council committees on which I currently serve: Audit & Finance, Mobility Committee, and Housing & Planning (Vice Chair). I would like to continue to serve on CAMPO and the Joint AISD County City Subcommittee. I would be happy to al...
by Alison Alter
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship
Replies: 8
Views: 5998

Re: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship

Good afternoon Council Member Troxclair, Thank you for drafting this resolution. I would be happy to co-sponsor. I also would like to thank our staff and city manager for their work to restore our water supply, and our residents for their adaptability and patience during this time. I am hopeful that...
by Alison Alter
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 64 - Camelback PUD
Replies: 0
Views: 2867

Item 64 - Camelback PUD

Colleagues, Below, please find a link to my draft motion sheet for Item 64, the Camelback PUD, for consideration. Additionally, I am including a letter from an adjacent neighborhood that is not part of the backup. Draft Motion Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15IzEgd65iKI38F3A9f8EoXCOyKkKTFTb/...
by Alison Alter
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment to Item 15
Replies: 0
Views: 2934

Amendment to Item 15

Colleagues, Below is the amendment I discussed regarding the City of Austin’s 86th State Legislative Agenda. This language was developed through collaboration between my office and city staff. Please let me know if you have any questions. "Support legislation to modernize procurement methods and deb...
by Alison Alter
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #15 - Proposed Amendments, City's State Leg. Program
Replies: 2
Views: 3528

Re: Item #15 - Proposed Amendments, City's State Leg. Progra

Good afternoon. Ms. Houston, I support both amendments.

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Sept. 20 Meeting - District 10 Zoning Case Postponement
Replies: 6
Views: 7641

Sept. 20 Meeting - District 10 Zoning Case Postponement

Dear Colleagues, At the Aug. 9 Council meeting, Case C14-2018-0044 was postponed at the applicant’s request and has been set for the Council meeting on Sept. 20. This case is in District 10 and is one where the staff and the neighborhood are united in *not* recommending the applicant’s request for C...
by Alison Alter
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: McKalla Place Term Sheet Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 3011

McKalla Place Term Sheet Questions

Dear colleagues, Earlier today I shared several outstanding questions regarding the term sheet with the City Manager and with Greg Cannally. My questions are largely focused on the enforcement provisions and other protections afforded the City (or not) within the scope of the current terms. I have a...