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by Alison Alter
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Fire/EMS Budget Actions
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Proposed Fire/EMS Budget Actions

Dear Colleagues, In my discussions with city staff, I have learned that the construction of the Loop 360/Davenport Fire and EMS Station will extend past Fiscal Year 2022, leading to some measure of cost savings for the City in the proposed budget. The savings from reduced staffing needs realized fro...
by Alison Alter
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 82
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Item 82

Colleagues, I intend to bring forward the following direction regarding Item 82: The City Manager is directed to explore opportunities to leverage the Austin Civilian Conservation Corps in the implementation of these education, clean-up, and beautification projects, and create space via the contract...
by Alison Alter
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 4 - Recycling Contract
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Item 4 - Recycling Contract

Dear Colleagues, I intend to bring forward the below direction for Item 4, which is the negotiation and execution of amended service schedules, including revised pricing and revenue to the City, to the single-stream recycling contracts with Texas Disposal Systems and Balcones Resources. Item 4 Direc...
by Alison Alter
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item # 114: Austin Sunshine Run Fee Waiver
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Item # 114: Austin Sunshine Run Fee Waiver

CM Tovo, I would be happy to contribute $500 towards the waiver for the Austin Sunshine Run.

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: APD Audit at AFC meeting tomorrow (July 21)
Replies: 0
Views: 206

APD Audit at AFC meeting tomorrow (July 21)

Colleagues, I would like to invite you to join tomorrow’s AFC meeting for an important discussion about the audit on APD’s early intervention system for at-risk officers. This topic ties in to our work on Reimagining Public Safety and is a critical piece in our conversations about use of force, acco...
by Alison Alter
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Alternative ARP Framework
Replies: 10
Views: 1396

Re: Alternative ARP Framework

A follow up to my original post… Together with the direction shared by CM Tovo, I would like to offer the following direction in support of the framework. I anticipate this would sit alongside direction offered by colleagues that the Council adopts. We may need to do some formatting to pull all the ...
by Alison Alter
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Alternative ARP Framework
Replies: 10
Views: 1396

Re: Alternative ARP Framework

Colleagues,

Some folks are having a hard time opening the link above, so I am sharing it again here in PDF form to help with accessibility: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 120637.pdf

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Alternative ARP Framework
Replies: 10
Views: 1396

Alternative ARP Framework

Dear Colleagues, I have spoken at length with the Mayor and would like to propose the attached alternative ARP framework allocation jointly with Council Member Tovo. See http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/9F-20210610094833.xlsx Later today we each will post direction to accompany this ...
by Alison Alter
Thu May 06, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Direction for Item 2
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Direction for Item 2

Dear Colleagues, Navigators will play a large and important role in assisting Austin businesses and individuals in accessing federal funding as a result of the American Rescue Plan Act. However, they are only one part of the effort required for the Austin community to receive the full benefit of the...
by Alison Alter
Thu May 06, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 10 Amendments and Direction
Replies: 0
Views: 663

Item 10 Amendments and Direction

Colleagues, Below please find a link to my amendments and direction on Item 10. I am also pasting the language at the bottom of this post for ease. Note the motion sheet contains additional direction related to the following: ⁃ ensuring we are course correcting throughout the pilot class, not waitin...
by Alison Alter
Tue May 04, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 41 eTOD
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: Item 41 eTOD

Colleagues,
I appreciate everyone who has worked on this item. I support the amendments offered by Council Member Kitchen and will continue looking at the language and any additional amendments which may be offered before our discussion on Thursday.
Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Tue May 04, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment to Item 40
Replies: 0
Views: 529

Amendment to Item 40

Dear Colleagues, My thanks to Council Member Casar and the other co-sponsors who have worked on this item. Below I have indicated the amendment language I suggest be added to this item. My intention is for us to identify financing for mold remediation and determine the best approach to improve acces...
by Alison Alter
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Early Childhood Funding and the American Rescue Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Re: Early Childhood Funding and the American Rescue Plan

Dear Colleagues, Thank you for indicating your support to advance this important proposal. I know many of you have now met with United Way and Success by Six and I am excited that it appears we can turn this vision into a reality. Council Members Casar and Fuentes, the early childhood sector leaders...
by Alison Alter
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Early Childhood Funding and the American Rescue Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Early Childhood Funding and the American Rescue Plan

Dear Colleagues, Each year the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) sponsors the Week of the Young Child during the month of April, to bring awareness and support to the work of early childhood educators, and children and families’ equitable access to high-quality, afford...
by Alison Alter
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 28 – Resilience Hubs Amendment
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Item 28 – Resilience Hubs Amendment

As I mentioned on the dais, as part of item 28 I would like to offer some direction. I have included it below for reference. I would like to offer direction in 2 parts. 1. Direct the City Manager to report back to council by May 7, 2021, an update on the implementation of the climate emergency decla...
by Alison Alter
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 28 – Resilience Hubs Amendment
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Item 28 – Resilience Hubs Amendment

CM Tovo, Thank you for bringing this item forward. I am proud to be a co-sponsor. I would like to make what I hope will be a friendly amendment to acknowledge related action called for in our climate emergency declaration that I sponsored. I am pulling the item to make this motion, but would be comf...
by Alison Alter
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 37 Amendments
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Item 37 Q&A

Colleagues,

I also want to share a link to the Q&A I referenced above so that the public can more easily locate this information. My questions for Item 37 begin on page 5.

March 25th Council Q&A: https://www.austintexas.gov/edims/docum ... ?id=357131


Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 37 Amendments
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Item 37 Amendments

Colleagues, I appreciate our conversation on Item 37 on Tuesday, and I want to thank staff for their answers to my questions as reflected in the Q&A. As I indicated during work session, I am bringing forward amendments to this item. Please see my amendments linked below. Amendments: http://asset...
by Alison Alter
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 111 - Framework for American Rescue Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Item 111 - Framework for American Rescue Plan

Dear Colleagues, I would like to offer the following amendment to item 111. Amend the resolution by adding the below: BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED In implementing the finalized spending framework, the City Manager is directed to deploy the various funding sources in a manner that reserves the most flexibl...
by Alison Alter
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Questions for Austin Water Oversight Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Questions for Austin Water Oversight Meeting

Dear Colleagues, The water crisis in our city continues and for many Austinities living conditions remain dire. Hundreds of apartment complexes and homes still do not have access to the water people need to literally survive. Austinites deserve better. The Council and the public need answers. We nee...
by Alison Alter
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 6 on 2/25
Replies: 6
Views: 1719

Re: Item 6 on 2/25

Dear Colleagues, I would like to make the following motion to item 6: Amend Mayor Adler’s amendment to Item 6, by adding the following: *Plan for taking steps within the city’s regulatory authority to mitigate the bill impacts of non-city owned utilities (such as natural gas) *Advocacy at the state ...
by Alison Alter
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: ADRN Home / Debris Clean Up Effort
Replies: 0
Views: 675

ADRN Home / Debris Clean Up Effort

Colleagues, I was asked by the head of the ADRN to share with you this press release for a "Crisis Cleanup" effort. For quorum reasons, I am linking the full press release here and pasting it below. They would like us to share this with our constituents. Regards, Alison Alter Press Release...
by Alison Alter
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting Request
Replies: 12
Views: 4246

Re: Special Called Meeting Request

Dear Colleagues, At every step this year’s charter amendment process has been frustrating, coming as it is amidst a pandemic with proposals that have far reaching and significant consequences for city governance. We believe democracy works best in the light of day and with the oxygen of public parti...
by Alison Alter
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 8 - Equitable Chamber Funding Model
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Re: Item 8 - Equitable Chamber Funding Model

Colleagues,

I have finalized the language above and submitted a motion sheet to the Agenda Office. Please find it linked below for your review.

Link to motion sheet: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 111252.pdf


Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 8 - Equitable Chamber Funding Model
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Item 8 - Equitable Chamber Funding Model

Dear Colleagues, Below please find my proposed amendments for Item 8, related to the equitable funding model for MECA chambers. The first amendment adds language consideration as an equity factor in the funding model. The second and third amend the resolution to include specificity on how often the ...