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by Alison Alter
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Digital Access
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Digital Access

Dear Colleagues, My office has been working closely with the City’s digital equity team and the Digital Empowerment Community of Austin (DECA) to coordinate efforts throughout the city to ensure all Austinites have access to home internet, devices, and the necessary skills to conduct day-to-day life...
by Alison Alter
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:22 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

Colleagues, Thank you for your work on this issue. It's an important matter we must address and with limited tools I believe this will help address some of our challenges. However, it would be helpful if we also could consider and address the ripple effect of this issue on landlords operating on sma...
by Alison Alter
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:05 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

CM Kitchen and Flannigan, it is my understanding that the current suggestion would be 9 months for the contract term with a report back to Mobility committee in August. I wonder if additionally we could authorize a one year extension, but only with council approval. This would save an unnecessary pr...
by Alison Alter
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Energy Generation Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Austin Energy Generation Plan

Thank you CM’s Tovo and Pool. I think you offer an excellent path forward for item 2. The working group and AE have produced an innovative approach to achieve our environmental and economic goals simultaneously. As we enter a period of economic uncertainty, I believe the flexibility built into this ...
by Alison Alter
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

Two more amendments to share.... Our choices moving forward should seek to leverage information in the community on needs and solutions. The following two amendments to the last Be It Further Resolved are meant to begin to speak to that issue. *Exploring using 311 to gather real time needs assessmen...
by Alison Alter
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

I appreciate all the collaboration and great ideas from my colleagues. I have two more additions. The lack of supply of PPE and the shifting environment that has created financial uncertainty is affecting medical practices, especially smaller ones. I would like to include an item that addresses this...
by Alison Alter
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

I would propose the following amendments: In the 3rd Be It Resolved section after the HOT bullets, ask the City Manager to consider: * Repurposing HOT funds in the convention center reserve funds to support the hospitality sector and its workers, seeking as necessary state exemptions to allow such a...
by Alison Alter
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2557

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

CM Flannigan,

I appreciate the broader posting language and hope to share some additional options for consideration soon.

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 47 for 2/20/20 Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1225

Item 47 for 2/20/20 Meeting

Dear Colleagues, Please find below a V2 for Item 47, the resolution I’m sponsoring regarding biomethane and reducing leakage rates. The backup should post shortly, but I wanted to make sure everyone had ample time to review it prior to tomorrow’s meeting. Link: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austinco...
by Alison Alter
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Wednesday's Schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Wednesday's Schedule

Dear colleagues, I would like to suggest that we adjust some of our planned timing tomorrow for our and our staff’s health and safety. I am concerned about an 11 pm end time with a 9 am restart on Thursday. Instead I would like to suggest a 9 pm end time on Wednesday with a 9 am start on Thursday. W...
by Alison Alter
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Second Reading Amendments
Replies: 2
Views: 882

LDC Second Reading Amendments

Colleagues, Below you will find amendments I intend to offer next week. These amendments relate to matters of public safety, missing middle zoning criteria, and facilitating certainty in our zoning and planning processes. My constituents and I have had an extremely limited number of days to review t...
by Alison Alter
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Alter LDC Amendment #6
Replies: 0
Views: 1342

Alter LDC Amendment #6

Colleagues,

Please see this additional amendment that I distributed yesterday on the dais.

Link: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 85046.docx


Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Amendments / Direction
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

LDC Amendments / Direction

Dear Colleagues, Below please find the link to the amendments that I have ready to post today. As we discussed, I fashioned mine as general direction. I look forward to hearing from the public tomorrow and may have additional amendments based on what we hear. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincoun...
by Alison Alter
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 66
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Item 66

Council Member Harper-Madison, Thank you for bringing this resolution and for creating the opportunity for us to acknowledge that we have a problem and take action. I would like to propose some amendments (linked below) with the goal of helping ensure we achieve the outcomes we desire and also allow...
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: 1282

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: 1674

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: 998

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: 3505

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: 1662

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: 1659

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: 1728

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: 1248

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: 3222

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: 2706

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: 5745

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...