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by Alison Alter
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 4255

Re: Institutional reform

Colleagues, Thank you for putting forth these proposals; I look forward to supporting them on Thursday. As I mentioned earlier today in work session, I am proposing amendments that I hope will be taken as friendly. You can find links to my amendments below. I look forward to discussing them this aft...
by Alison Alter
Wed May 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments and Updated Back up for 5/21
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: Amendments and Updated Back up for 5/21

As flagged in work session, I would like to make what I hope is a friendly amendment to item 38 on worker safety. Page 8 of 8 (top of page). The addition would be the third bullet in the section which now would read: helping ensure workplaces have the technical assistance and resources to adapt thei...
by Alison Alter
Wed May 06, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Civilian Conservation Corps - Item 61
Replies: 0
Views: 1114

Austin Civilian Conservation Corps - Item 61

Colleagues,

Here is a link to Version 2 of Item 61 updating elements related to the Austin Civilian Conservation Corps.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 220255.pdf

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Financial aid to Austinites
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: Financial aid to Austinites

Thank you MPT Garza for your work advancing this resolution and for adding my suggestion on seniors. Please find below additional direction and proposed amendments for Item #81. The direction is related to identifying and assisting with the capacity building of our service providers. My two amendmen...
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Wildland Urban Interface Code - Item #40
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Re: Wildland Urban Interface Code - Item #40

Thank you to the law department for a quick review. Below please find slightly updated language for my WUIC Item #40 direction... The model international Wildland Urban Interface Code (WUIC) includes rules governing vegetation management and fuels mitigation not yet adopted into the Austin code. The...
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Wildland Urban Interface Code - Item #40
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Re: Wildland Urban Interface Code - Item #40

Note the direction should read "Include extensive stakeholder engagement".
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Wildland Urban Interface Code - Item #40
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Wildland Urban Interface Code - Item #40

Dear Colleagues, Austin is one of the nation’s top cities at risk of wildfire. It’s not a matter of if, but when. I am happy that we are moving forward with the adoption of a Wildland-Urban Interface Code (WUI code) for Austin (item #40). This code represents years of effort on the part of the wildf...
by Alison Alter
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget and Fiscal Health Discussions
Replies: 0
Views: 1734

Budget and Fiscal Health Discussions

Dear Colleagues, As Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee, I’ve been working with the City’s Budget & Finance offices on the state of city finances and how they may be affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is, Austin’s financial policies and fiscal health mean we are in a strong ...
by Alison Alter
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Digital Access
Replies: 1
Views: 809

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: 2072

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: 1851

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: 1212

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: 5093

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: 5093

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: 5093

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: 5093

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: 2691

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: 1225

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: 1376

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: 1760

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: 1726

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: 1062

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: 1576

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: 1989

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: 1296

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...