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by Alison Alter
Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 38 - Council Calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Item 38 - Council Calendar

Colleagues, I would like to propose an alternate Council Calendar - see http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/3A-20220928171126.pdf. This version removes one proposed council meeting just before budget and replaces it with 2 budget work sessions the week of August 1 and then makes August ...
by Alison Alter
Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Parkland Dedication Items
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Parkland Dedication Items

Colleagues, It is my preference that we take up item 53 and item 66 separately. I believe if we first debate, amend, and adopt item 66 (commercial PLD) we can then use that item as the base motion for item 53 (PLD in general). I believe taking them up separately is simpler and more appropriate. (Not...
by Alison Alter
Tue Aug 23, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Wednesday's Audit and Finance Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Wednesday's Audit and Finance Agenda

Dear Colleagues, At Wednesday’s Audit and Finance Committee meeting, we will take agenda items in the following order: Public Communications, item 1 (Approval of the Minutes), item 5 (Executive Session for recommendations for security audits related to Information Security Management in the City and...
by Alison Alter
Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: ALTER Budget Amendments and Riders
Replies: 1
Views: 842

Re: ALTER Budget Amendments and Riders

Colleagues, In response to various budget questions, I've crafted an amendment with significant input from Austin Public Health staff to ensure we are better prepared to monitor and respond to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including Monkey Pox. Staff stated in the Q:A that the propos...
by Alison Alter
Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: ALTER Budget Amendments and Riders
Replies: 1
Views: 842

ALTER Budget Amendments and Riders

Dear Colleagues, I look forward to continuing our budget deliberations next week. Below please find my proposed budget amendments and budget riders. Amendments: ALTER 1: Austin Civilian Conservation Corps (ACCC) & PARD Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/C1-20220812132431...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: The GRACE Act - Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 3514

Re: The GRACE Act - Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone

Dear Colleagues, Thank you Council Member Vela for bringing this item forward. I remain devastated by the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and I believe we have a responsibility to protect our residents and their right to make their own healthcare decisions. Abortion access is integral to rep...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jun 14, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Disaster Preparedness Audit at AFC tomorrow (Wednesday)
Replies: 0
Views: 583

Disaster Preparedness Audit at AFC tomorrow (Wednesday)

Dear colleagues, As a reminder, at tomorrow’s Audit and Finance Committee meeting staff will present a briefing on the status of the recommendations from the November 2021 Disaster Preparedness Audit. I invite those interested to join us. It is likely we will take up this item around 9:45am. You may...
by Alison Alter
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: item 59 - e-bikes
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

item 59 - e-bikes

Dear colleagues, I offer the following amendment to Item 59, which I hope will be taken as friendly by Council Member Ellis. Insert after Line 10: “WHEREAS, In May of 2019 Resolution No. 20190509-020 directed the City Manager to include transportation electrification and action planning within Austi...
by Alison Alter
Tue May 17, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Reproductive Health Agenda
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: Reproductive Health Agenda

CM Fuentes,

Like CM Vela, I already am a co-sponsor of item 88 and would like to be added as a co-sponsor to item 89.

Thanks,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Tue May 17, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Draft Proposal on Compatibility and Parking on Corridors
Replies: 2
Views: 2700

Draft Proposal on Compatibility and Parking on Corridors

Colleagues, We believe there is consensus on this Council to increase housing capacity on our corridors to meet our housing goals and to support our transit investments. We present the following proposed options related to corridors, compatibility, and parking for feedback from the public and our co...
by Alison Alter
Mon May 02, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Work Session Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 805

Work Session Agenda

Colleagues, I will be leading the 5/3 work session and wanted to share my intended agenda. We will take up items in the following order: 1. Pulled items (so far just item 34 related to parental leave) 2. Presentation and discussion for Item B001 (Zilker Park Vision Plan). 3. Item D001 - Discussion r...
by Alison Alter
Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 57 - Updates
Replies: 3
Views: 1965

Re: Item 57 - Updates

I would like to offer a further amendment to 57, which I hope will be considered friendly. Thank you. Insert the following after line 7: WHEREAS, Web3 is being developed around the world as a successor to Web2 with the goal of providing greater capabilities, security, usability, and reliability thro...
by Alison Alter
Thu Mar 24, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Items 40 and 43
Replies: 0
Views: 1027

Items 40 and 43

Colleagues, I would like to offer the following direction on consent for items 40 (ISO Lease) and 43 (Workforce Solutions Contract). ALTER Direction Item 40 -The City Manager is directed to work with the ISO and RES to establish a plan that ensures the ISO moves into a city-owned facility that meets...
by Alison Alter
Wed Mar 23, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 57 - Updates
Replies: 3
Views: 1965

Re: Item 57 - Updates

Dear Colleagues, As I mentioned in work session, the City has many technology needs and I think we need to ensure that work continues. To that end, I would like to offer the below amendment, which I hope will be considered friendly by the sponsors of item 57. **** Insert the following after line 39:...
by Alison Alter
Wed Mar 23, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Multi-Ethnic Chamber Contracts & the Regional Economic Equity Development (REED) plan - items 9-12
Replies: 0
Views: 1018

Multi-Ethnic Chamber Contracts & the Regional Economic Equity Development (REED) plan - items 9-12

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to approve items 9-12 on tomorrow’s agenda. Together, they represent over a year of work by each of the four Multi-Ethnic Chambers (Austin LGBT Chamber, Greater Austin Asian Chamber, Greater Austin Black Chamber, and the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) and ...
by Alison Alter
Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Lifeguards and Seasonal Employees IFC
Replies: 2
Views: 2083

Re: Lifeguards and Seasonal Employees IFC

CM Ellis, Thank you for bringing forward this resolution to amplify efforts to hire lifeguards and other PARD seasonal employees. Like you, I am a former lifeguard and know the valuable lessons these employment experiences teach. I would like to be included as a co-sponsor and would ask you to pleas...
by Alison Alter
Wed Feb 16, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AW Questions and AW Audit Resolution
Replies: 2
Views: 2757

AW Questions and AW Audit Resolution

Dear Colleagues, I look forward to our continued discussion of the recent boil water situation and the vote on my Austin Water Audit Resolution at tomorrow’s meeting. The resolution is posted as item 60 and can be found here: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/city-council/2022/20220217-reg.htm#...
by Alison Alter
Mon Feb 07, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Independent review of AW
Replies: 3
Views: 3230

Independent review of AW

Colleagues, I share in the frustration that many in the public have expressed about the most recent boil water notice and the frequency of these events. While I appreciate the efforts our staff are making to restore water and distribute assistance, our community expects and deserves better. I’ve alr...
by Alison Alter
Sun Feb 06, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Special Called Request
Replies: 13
Views: 10033

Re: Austin Water Special Called Request

Thank you, CMs Ellis and Harper-Madison, for posting this request to the message board. I agree that we need open and transparent communications related to what led to this boil water notice. A special called meeting is one important mechanism for achieving greater clarity on what happened, and what...
by Alison Alter
Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 44: Sexual Assault Related Settlements
Replies: 0
Views: 2653

Item 44: Sexual Assault Related Settlements

Dear Colleagues, At our meeting tomorrow we will take an important step towards providing healing and justice to some brave sexual assault survivors in our community. As we approve the settlements put forward in item 44, I believe we must affirm our commitment to improve our sexual assault response ...
by Alison Alter
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments
Replies: 11
Views: 9066

Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Colleagues, I would like to continue to serve in my current capacities: • Chair, Audit and Finance Committee • Member, Mobility Committee • Member, Austin Energy Oversight Committee • Member, Austin Water Oversight Committee • Board Member, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) • M...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Audit & Finance Agenda Tomorrow
Replies: 0
Views: 2714

Audit & Finance Agenda Tomorrow

Dear Colleagues, Tomorrow the Audit and Finance Committee will continue its discussion of the November 2021 Disaster Preparedness Audit related to Winter Storm Uri. I invite each of you to join as you are able. The disaster preparedness audit will be taken up as the final item, with the other items ...
by Alison Alter
Sun Dec 19, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SCW TIRZ - ITEMS 1 -4
Replies: 1
Views: 3118

SCW TIRZ - ITEMS 1 -4

Dear Colleagues, I would like to offer the below direction to any South Central Waterfront TIRZ we might adopt tomorrow. Regards, Alison Alter Alter Direction - Dec. 20, 2021 related to SCW TIRZ items 1-4 The City Manager is directed to provide Council with clearly defined roles and responsibilities...
by Alison Alter
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 62
Replies: 1
Views: 3135

Item 62

Dear Colleagues, To save us time tomorrow, I would like to ask the sponsors of item 62 (the cost study) for clarification on a few things and raise some questions in the hopes of reaching consensus faster. I also want to offer some draft amendments. 1. Lines 93-94 of version two refers to “costs rel...
by Alison Alter
Tue Nov 09, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Audit & Finance Agenda - Disaster Relief, EMS Billing, and Economic Recovery
Replies: 0
Views: 2661

Audit & Finance Agenda - Disaster Relief, EMS Billing, and Economic Recovery

Dear Colleagues, At tomorrow morning’s Audit and Finance Committee meeting, we will be hearing two audits of interest for the full council, as well as an update on how staff is addressing the EMS billing backlog and making improvements for the future. The two audits of interest are: Disaster Prepare...