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by Paige Ellis
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Early Childhood Funding and the American Rescue Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Early Childhood Funding and the American Rescue Plan

CM Alter -

Thank you for bringing this. I am also supportive of the full funding for the Success By 6 Coalition's recommendations.

Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #67 (Tovo IFC) - Exhibit A
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Item #67 (Tovo IFC) - Exhibit A

Colleagues - I support this item and agree this is a necessary process along with the post-disaster analysis we’ve begun discussing as a Council. I’m most interested in the audit aspect of this - specifically regarding communications and best practices in emergency management - and I appreciate Coun...
by Paige Ellis
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 64 - Resilience Hub Locations
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Item 64 - Resilience Hub Locations

CM Tovo - If you still have room, I would love to be added to the list of cosponsors for Item 64. During and after the recent winter storm disaster, Southwest Austin would have benefitted enormously from community resilience hubs such as those proposed in this resolution. The City has a responsibili...
by Paige Ellis
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting Request
Replies: 12
Views: 2921

Re: Special Called Meeting Request

Colleagues, thank you all for sharing your thoughts. We too agree with Council Member Tovo’s idea to convene a City Charter Commission, and we hope it might be charged with finding ways to mitigate the processes that lead to the kinds of frustrations mentioned by council members Alter, Pool, and Kit...
by Paige Ellis
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting Request
Replies: 12
Views: 2921

Re: Special Called Meeting Request

CM Fuentes - I appreciate your line of thinking on this matter. I am interested in taking this topic up this week, or as soon as possible. Multiple CMs have voiced an interest in looking at the appropriate number of council districts to ensure fair and efficient government representation as voters c...
by Paige Ellis
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Menstrual Equity
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: Menstrual Equity

CM Harper-Madison -

Thank you for bringing this important initiative forward. I would love to add a contribution and am assessing what portion of my budget I may be able to contribute.

-Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: RE: Mobility-related Positions
Replies: 5
Views: 2349

Re: RE: Mobility-related Positions

Thank you, Mayor Adler and CMs Kitchen, Casar, and Pool - I have appreciated being involved in the discussions for CAMPO as an alternate and am ready to step up into an official role, especially with the Mayor staying on in an alternate capacity. I’ve also been energized by our collective work on th...
by Paige Ellis
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Supreme Court Justice RBG
Replies: 7
Views: 3284

Re: Supreme Court Justice RBG

CM Harper-Madison & MPT Garza -

Thank you for bringing this resolution. Please add my name as a cosponsor.

Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)
Replies: 17
Views: 7076

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

Mayor Adler, CMs Flannigan, Tovo, and Pool, Please add me as a cosponsor for this important item. The spaces we have in Austin for music, art, restaurants, and bars make Austin home. We have already lost some of our most beloved venues, and many others are barely hanging on. If we want to come out o...
by Paige Ellis
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal
Replies: 6
Views: 4758

Re: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal

CM Kitchen -

I accept this proposed language and will incorporate it into the document.

Thank you,
Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal
Replies: 6
Views: 4758

Re: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal

Colleagues - Based on community feedback, this updated Contract with the Voters represents a responsive $450 million bond package for Council’s consideration. It lists capital improvement projects, names substandard streets, and incorporates feedback from the SOS Alliance regarding green infrastruct...
by Paige Ellis
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal
Replies: 6
Views: 4758

2020 Active Mobility Bond Proposal

Colleagues - This November, we have a historic and potentially singular opportunity to make significant progress on our stated mobility goals. I and my cosponsors could not be more excited about moving forward with our citywide transit plan, Project Connect, and we believe we can push even further t...
by Paige Ellis
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments
Replies: 9
Views: 3843

Re: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments

Thank you, CM Casar, for keeping track of all of our amendments in one location. I support using this as our base motion for budget discussions. There has been great collaboration between offices on our amendments, and I'm proud to take this important step with you all toward truly re-imagining publ...
by Paige Ellis
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 13852

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

Colleagues – I had hit send on this before 5 pm, but It doesn't appear to have posted. Apologies if this is a double post. Thanks so much for everyone’s work to be as inclusive as possible to our community’s priorities. Please see the final versions of my budget amendments and riders below: Trails O...
by Paige Ellis
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 13852

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

Colleagues – Thanks for all the hard work on everyone’s part. I appreciate having our amendments and direction incorporated into one document so it is easier for us to work with. There are a couple line items I am waiting on information back for clarification from staff/commissioners, but I think th...
by Paige Ellis
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Ellis Budget Amendments - Park Rangers and Trails O&M
Replies: 0
Views: 1155

CM Ellis Budget Amendments - Park Rangers and Trails O&M

Good Evening, Colleagues - I look forward to tomorrow's discussion regarding budget amendments for the 20-21 Fiscal Year. My first two proposed amendments are for increased funding to the Parks and Recreation Department's budget. Amendment #1 for additional Park Rangers is to ensure the health and s...
by Paige Ellis
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 90 - July 29th Agenda
Replies: 3
Views: 1588

Re: Item 90 - July 29th Agenda

Thank you for this suggestion, Council Member Alter. The Neighborhood Partnering Program is indeed a great way for residents to partner with the City to make improvements within their own neighborhoods. Westcreek in District 8 has had a big success with this program in creating a mini greenbelt so t...
by Paige Ellis
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Monday’s Joint Meeting with Capital Metro RE: Project Connect
Replies: 7
Views: 4549

Re: Monday’s Joint Meeting with Capital Metro RE: Project Connect

Thank you, Mayor Adler, for laying out our thoughts in this post. Over the past few months there has been a lot of dialogue around anti-displacement and active transportation needs both on the Dais and with residents and organizers.I also believe that a separate bond measure for active transportatio...
by Paige Ellis
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 10865

Re: Institutional reform

Colleagues -

Thank you for bringing these items forward. There are many aspects of our police department's processes that need to be addressed, and I look forward to supporting these initiatives on Thursday.

Thank you,
Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #48 - Family Violence Protective Shelter
Replies: 1
Views: 1565

Item #48 - Family Violence Protective Shelter

CM Casar - Thank you for bringing this item forward. If you have availability for a 5th cosponsor, please consider my interest in cosponsoring. This is a very important topic to me considering the many personal safety issues individuals are feeling that are exacerbated by COVID Stay Home Orders. Tha...
by Paige Ellis
Thu May 07, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Healthy Streets Initiative
Replies: 1
Views: 2313

Re: Healthy Streets Initiative

CM Tovo -

I appreciate your input and accept them as friendly amendments. We have already added a 5th cosponsor so I am unable to add another. Thanks also for your participation in our last Mobility Committee meeting regarding the Rainey Street Pilot Program.

Thank You!
Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Wed May 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22
Replies: 5
Views: 3594

Re: Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22

CM Pool and Cosponsors – Thank you for bringing this item forward. I’m offering two minor but important amendments which I hope will be taken as friendly. The added language is marked between asterisks (***) below. 1. [Line 5-10] “WHEREAS, more recent efforts include promoting Citywide carbon reduct...
by Paige Ellis
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Financial aid to Austinites
Replies: 11
Views: 6733

Re: Financial aid to Austinites

Thank you, Mayor Pro Tem, for suggesting a budget briefing at the April 9 Council meeting. I also would value an overview from staff on the local, state, and federal funding available to support our community through this crisis, both in terms of direct financial aid to individuals and small busines...
by Paige Ellis
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 3/26 Fee Waiver: Bangladesh Victory Day
Replies: 2
Views: 2361

Re: 3/26 Fee Waiver: Bangladesh Victory Day

I would like to offer $150 as well.

-Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 31 - Bike Share of Austin
Replies: 7
Views: 4803

Re: Item 31 - Bike Share of Austin

CMs Flannigan and Kitchen, I appreciate the dialogue you've begun surrounding these contracts. I am supportive of a shorter contract term for Item #31 than 2 years given that we are currently evaluating Project Connect. A 9 month contract is agreeable to me so that we may see what voters are support...