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by Alison Alter
Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Co-Sponsorship Request: Stand Together Against Human Trafficking
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Co-Sponsorship Request: Stand Together Against Human Trafficking

Dear Council Member Kelly, Thank you for the invitation to co-sponsor your resolution and for shedding light on this important issue. I would like to call your attention to the 2024 Anti-Human Trafficking Summit happening on Thursday, March 21st. This summit is jointly organized by Children at Risk,...
by Alison Alter
Thu Feb 08, 2024 2:51 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/15 - Item 25
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

Re: 2/15 - Item 25

Dear Council Member Ryan Alter, My thanks to you and your co-sponsors for the work on this resolution. I believe your effort aligns well with the 2019 resolution I authored which declared a climate emergency and called for immediate and coordinated mobilization by the City to address the causes and ...
by Alison Alter
Wed Jan 31, 2024 3:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Items 11 - 21 / LIHTC Applications
Replies: 0
Views: 891

Items 11 - 21 / LIHTC Applications

Colleagues, Items 11-21 on our agenda relate to resolutions of support for eleven proposed deeply affordable housing development applications in the City of Austin. If approved, the Council resolutions would be submitted with each development’s 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) application to...
by Alison Alter
Mon Jan 22, 2024 5:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Meeting with ICM Garza re Art Acevedo Appointment
Replies: 0
Views: 2161

Meeting with ICM Garza re Art Acevedo Appointment

Dear Colleagues, This afternoon, the five of us met with Interim City Manager Jesús Garza to discuss the proposed hiring of Art Acevedo for the newly created role of Interim Assistant City Manager overseeing APD. We expressed serious concerns with Mr. Acevedo’s record at the Austin Police Department...
by Alison Alter
Sun Jan 21, 2024 12:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Tuesday: Public Apology to Sexual Assault Survivors
Replies: 6
Views: 2254

Tuesday: Public Apology to Sexual Assault Survivors

Dear Colleagues, On Tuesday, the City of Austin will offer a public apology to the survivor plaintiffs in the class action lawsuits that City Council voted unanimously to settle two years ago. The apology will take place at 2 PM at City Hall and I want to encourage my colleagues to join me in attend...
by Alison Alter
Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HOME Amendment
Replies: 9
Views: 24783

Re: HOME Amendment

Dear Colleagues, Below is an amendment that I intend to offer tomorrow related to our short-term rental zoning regulations. This amendment keeps the limits consistent with today’s rules. As posted, the proposed ordinance would expand short-term rentals beyond our existing limits, and allow 100% of a...
by Alison Alter
Sat Nov 11, 2023 10:01 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Officer Involved Shooting
Replies: 4
Views: 18751

Re: Officer Involved Shooting

My thoughts are with the families and colleagues of the two officers who were tragically shot in the line of service this morning, and I am hoping for a full recovery for the officer still in surgery. I am deeply grateful for their courage and their service to our community. Thank you Mayor for keep...
by Alison Alter
Thu Oct 12, 2023 3:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Eclipse this Saturday and April 8
Replies: 0
Views: 20840

Eclipse this Saturday and April 8

Dear Colleagues, This Saturday we will experience a partial eclipse in the Austin area. It is important to plan for viewing an eclipse safely. You can find some good safety resources here -https://outreach.as.utexas.edu/eclipse/resources.html and an invitation to a viewing party here - https://outre...
by Alison Alter
Wed Oct 04, 2023 6:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 24 - Council Calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 19037

Item 24 - Council Calendar

Colleagues, Before we adopt our 2024 meeting calendar tomorrow, I'd like to suggest we consider adding back a budget work session on July 30th. I believe it would be much easier for us to cancel this later if it becomes unnecessary, but having that additional time set aside to discuss and collaborat...
by Alison Alter
Tue Oct 03, 2023 9:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Office of Police Oversight Appointment
Replies: 2
Views: 9598

Re: Office of Police Oversight Appointment

I agree with my colleagues' statement above and I look forward to the Interim City Manager's explanation as soon as he returns.

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Wed Sep 20, 2023 4:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 53 - Land Management Plan
Replies: 0
Views: 9540

Item 53 - Land Management Plan

Colleagues, Below I have linked to a motion sheet I intend to offer on item 53 regarding approval of the Recommended Land Management Strategies and Climate Vulnerability Analysis for Austin Parks and Recreation Department natural areas. The language has been reviewed by PARD and reflects the issues ...
by Alison Alter
Thu Aug 03, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY24 Budget Priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 21818

Re: FY24 Budget Priorities

Dear colleagues, I look forward to continuing our budget deliberations next week. Below please find my proposed budget amendments and budget rider. A. Alter Amendment #1. Victim Services Counselors: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/62-20230803151120.pdf Co-sponsors: CM Fuentes, CM Ve...
by Alison Alter
Wed Jun 07, 2023 2:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 45 - Amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 4925

Item 45 - Amendments

Dear Colleagues, I would like to offer two amendments to item 45 (compatibility). My first amendment, which I believe was agreed to at work session yesterday, adds RR and LA to the list of zoning categories defined as triggering properties. The second amendment builds off our Strategic Housing Bluep...
by Alison Alter
Fri Jun 02, 2023 10:19 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: June 8th Items - 45 & 53
Replies: 1
Views: 4569

June 8th Items - 45 & 53

Colleagues, We have a number of land use related items posted for the June 8th agenda, and I'd like to raise a few questions in advance. For item 45, I do not read any mention of an affordability requirements. When the Council approved our most recent compatibility changes on corridors, most of the ...
by Alison Alter
Mon May 01, 2023 1:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Work Session - DPS Briefing
Replies: 0
Views: 5949

Work Session - DPS Briefing

Dear Colleagues, Tomorrow at work session we will have an opportunity to hear from the City Manager, the Police Chief, and DPS leadership. I am looking forward to an important and constructive discussion. In my view, we need to build a shared understanding of what defines success in this partnership...
by Alison Alter
Tue Apr 25, 2023 3:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Audit & Finance Agenda - 4/26
Replies: 0
Views: 6229

Audit & Finance Agenda - 4/26

Colleagues, I want to invite you to attend tomorrow morning’s Audit and Finance Committee meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m. We’ll be discussing numerous topics of interest, including an update from the City Manager’s office on the previous disaster preparedness audit, an audit of the Austin Fire De...
by Alison Alter
Tue Apr 18, 2023 10:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Denver Declaration - Sign On
Replies: 5
Views: 10238

Re: Denver Declaration - Sign On

Council Member Pool, thank you for bringing this to our attention. I also would like my name added as a signatory.

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 12, 2023 3:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 43 - Narcan Resolution
Replies: 2
Views: 7812

Re: Item 43 - Narcan Resolution

Council Member Kelly, thank you for your leadership on this resolution. Council Member Fuentes, thank you for your strong work on this issue, as well. I would like to be included as a co-sponsor on this resolution.

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Tue Mar 28, 2023 5:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Implementation of Austin Water External Review Recs
Replies: 0
Views: 5967

Implementation of Austin Water External Review Recs

Colleagues, Tomorrow (Wed. March 29th) the executive team from Austin Water will present their response to the external review that I called for last February together with my co-sponsors, Council Members Tovo, Fuentes, Ellis, Pool, and Kelly. The presentation is scheduled for a joint Audit and Fina...
by Alison Alter
Thu Mar 23, 2023 2:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Public Safety Committee Agenda - April 24th
Replies: 3
Views: 7350

Re: Public Safety Committee Agenda - April 24th

Mayor, Thank you for the opportunity to suggest agenda topics for the public safety committee. I would prioritize a briefing on the Police Academy with a focus on planned next steps to implement the recommendations found in the two most recent Kroll reports. For those interested, I also want to flag...
by Alison Alter
Wed Mar 22, 2023 5:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments for items 57 and 82
Replies: 0
Views: 4860

Amendments for items 57 and 82

Colleagues, Below you will find two motion sheets I intend to offer tomorrow. The first is an amendment to item #57 which I hope will be amenable to the item's sponsor. Item 57: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/6C-20230322143459.pdf The second item relates to item 82, which is a zoni...
by Alison Alter
Sun Feb 19, 2023 2:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Winter Storm 2023 After-action Report
Replies: 2
Views: 6455

Re: Winter Storm 2023 After-action Report

Dear Colleagues, I also would like to express my appreciation for our Austin Energy + mutual aid frontline crews and City of Austin’s essential and public safety staff. The crews especially performed dangerous, life-threatening, and time intensive work. We owe them all a debt of gratitude. The City’...
by Alison Alter
Wed Feb 08, 2023 3:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 40 - Cold Weather Shelters Amendment
Replies: 0
Views: 6556

Item 40 - Cold Weather Shelters Amendment

Council Member Kelly, Thank you for bringing this item (#40) related to our cold weather shelters forward for our consideration. I’d like to offer a friendly amendment that will memorialize some other related activities that should be in progress. At the December Audit & Finance Committee meetin...
by Alison Alter
Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:11 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Storm Briefing Request - Tuesday 2/7
Replies: 3
Views: 5668

Storm Briefing Request - Tuesday 2/7

Dear Colleagues and City Manager, We would like to request a briefing on the City’s storm response during Tuesday’s work session. As we recover from this storm, our community deserves answers. As policy makers, we need to better understand what worked and what didn’t in our response, which processes...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water External Review
Replies: 1
Views: 4878

Re: Austin Water External Review

Colleagues, I wanted to share a reminder that the external review of Austin Water, which examines the five recent water service interruptions in our community and recommends changes and actions, will be presented tomorrow (Wednesday) during the Audit and Finance Committee meeting at 9:30 a.m. The Ci...