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by Alison Alter
Wed May 29, 2024 3:47 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 171 - Council Rules
Replies: 0
Views: 2099

Item 171 - Council Rules

Dear colleagues, Tomorrow I will offer an amendment to Item #171, which would pull an item off the consent agenda if six or more speakers have signed-up to speak about the item. You may review the amendment here: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/BC-202405150153058.pdf. I was ill and ...
by Alison Alter
Fri May 24, 2024 3:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Senior/Disabled Property Tax Exemption Ordinance
Replies: 3
Views: 2814

Re: Senior/Disabled Property Tax Exemption Ordinance

Thank you Mayor Watson and your staff for moving quickly to place this important item on our agenda. I am pleased to be a co-sponsor and also want to thank our finance staff for regularly alerting us to the deadline. This action is an important piece of our efforts to allow our seniors to age in pla...
by Alison Alter
Sat May 11, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting 5/16/24
Replies: 2
Views: 2203

Re: Council Meeting 5/16/24

Mayor, I appreciate the update for the 16th agenda. For the 14th work session, I would request that we please plan to take up the LDC amendments first before the other briefings. That way we can cover the time sensitive material first.

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Fri May 10, 2024 2:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CAMPO I35 Motion
Replies: 0
Views: 2073

CAMPO I35 Motion

On behalf of our City of Austin CAMPO delegation and in response to City Council Resolution #20231019-045, below please find a motion we will offer for our May 13 CAMPO agenda item 8, Discussion and Take Appropriate Action on Draft 2025-2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Amendment to ...
by Alison Alter
Mon Apr 22, 2024 12:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY25
Replies: 1
Views: 5969

Re: FY25

Kirk, thank you for the outline above. I would like to ensure that members of the public are aware that the Thursday, August 1st budget hearing that begins at 3 p.m. will be able to accommodate speakers who intend to testify after their workday concludes. In advance of the start of the budget season...
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule 4/18/24
Replies: 3
Views: 4250

Re: Council Meeting Schedule 4/18/24

Mayor, thank you for the update on the schedule. I would like to request that we express our votes - no, abstain, and yes - on consent after we hear our colleagues' remarks. That way we have the benefit of hearing our colleagues' concerns and thoughts (positive or negative) when we cast our votes. R...
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 17, 2024 1:08 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 77: UNO/West Campus Resolution
Replies: 3
Views: 3782

Re: Item 77: UNO/West Campus Resolution

CM Qadri, thank you for your hard work on the issues addressed in your resolution. Although I do not intend to cosponsor the item, I wanted to make clear that I intend to vote in favor of your resolution tomorrow. Your item advances a number of important priorities that I believe are important, incl...
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 17, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #76 78702
Replies: 1
Views: 3480

Re: Item #76 78702

Thank you, Council Member Harper-Madison, for your work on this item. I believe this type of collaboration and area planning effort is valuable and needed. Thank you for the invitation, I would like to be included as a co-sponsor.

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 03, 2024 12:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 55
Replies: 0
Views: 5870

Item 55

Colleagues, I’d like to request item 55 (Zoning case C14-2023-0138) be postponed tomorrow. Item 55 is a zoning case in my district, but I will need to be off the dais tomorrow afternoon when the zoning agenda is taken up. I have requested that the case be postponed to the April 18th agenda. I’ve con...
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: 5609

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: 9675

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: 4867

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: 6194

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: 5112

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: 63207

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: 49359

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: 47012

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: 48123

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: 21436

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: 21949

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: 40537

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: 9785

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: 9667

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: 10914

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: 11216

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...