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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: 88

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: 148

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: 362

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: 93

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: 649

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: 649

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: 632

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: 632

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: 507

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: 507

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://assets.au...
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: 354

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: 697

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: 988

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: 365

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 Link - ht...
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: 3045

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: 469

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: 469

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 ...
by Alison Alter
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HEAL Initiative - Connecting individuals to housing
Replies: 5
Views: 4650

Re: HEAL Initiative - Connecting individuals to housing

Colleagues, Thank you for your hard work on this challenging and complex issue. The HEAL initiative aligns well with our shared goal to make homelessness in Austin brief, non-recurring, and rare. I appreciate how it builds on many initiatives our council has supported to provide housing and support ...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Jan 20 Audit and Finance - Updated Start Time
Replies: 0
Views: 950

Jan 20 Audit and Finance - Updated Start Time

Please be advised that next Wednesday’s Audit and Finance Committee meeting will now begin at 9:00am (rather than 9:30am) so as not to conflict with the presidential inauguration. The revised agenda reflecting the time change can be found on the AFC web page, linked here: http://www.austintexas.gov/...
by Alison Alter
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mayor Pro Tem
Replies: 2
Views: 1755

Mayor Pro Tem

For the first time Austin has elected a female supermajority, with eight women and three men serving on the City Council. I believe it’s important for our children to see that women lead political institutions. I am humbled and grateful to have so many of my colleagues reach out to say they support ...
by Alison Alter
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Street Impact Fees - Items 73 and 74
Replies: 0
Views: 835

Street Impact Fees - Items 73 and 74

Dear Colleagues, I would like to make the following amendments in relation to Items 73 and/or 74 which pertain to Street Impact Fees. - Banking Definition: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/2D-20201111083200.pdf - Reduction Burden: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/2D-2...
by Alison Alter
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Supreme Court Justice RBG
Replies: 7
Views: 3385

Re: Supreme Court Justice RBG

Thank you CM Harper-Madison and MPT Garza. I would be honored to be included as a co-sponsor.
by Alison Alter
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 17 - City's State Legislative Program
Replies: 0
Views: 815

Item 17 - City's State Legislative Program

Dear Colleagues, After discussions with Brie Franco, I intend to submit the following additions to our legislative agenda during tomorrow’s meeting. The first item addresses last session’s school finance bill. The second item addresses sexual assault. In the Tax Reform & Debt Issuance section of the...
by Alison Alter
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)
Replies: 17
Views: 7187

Re: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)

Mayor Adler and colleagues, I share the sense of urgency surrounding the future of these vital economic sectors and would like to join you in co-sponsoring this resolution. I will continue to brainstorm over the next few days some additions to this resolution. For now, let me add that we anticipate ...
by Alison Alter
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 13981

Re: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

Colleagues, I am posting the following for our deliberations. Below, I am sharing a new version of my amendment ALTER #1 (establishing the Office of the Chief Medical Officer). This proposal is funded through fee adjustments. ALTER 1 Summary: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/F0-20200...