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by Paige Ellis
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:45 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Intergovernmental Entities Appointments Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Re: Council Committees and Intergovernmental Entities Appointments Discussion

Thank you for adding these updates, Mayor Watson. I appreciated the dialogue around where everyone is interested in serving. Housing & Planning: I am happy to continue serving as a member and do not need to serve as Vice Chair. CM Ryan Alter will serve well in this position if he is appointed. V...
by Paige Ellis
Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mobility Committee on Thursday
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Mobility Committee on Thursday

Colleagues, The first Mobility Committee of the year will start at 1:00 pm tomorrow. Since we have not approved our committee assignments yet, I want to invite anyone interested in these topics to feel free to participate in the meeting. Most notably, we will be covering the Bi-Annual Update on the ...
by Paige Ellis
Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Time management of Council Meetings
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

Re: Time management of Council Meetings

Mayor Watson,

Thank you for laying out these details. I look forward to our first council meeting together as a new dais.

Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Intergovernmental body appointments
Replies: 13
Views: 2503

Re: Council Committees and Intergovernmental body appointments

Thanks for initiating this conversation, Mayor. Colleagues, I would like to continue all of my current committee and intergovernmental appointments: - Mobility Committee (Chair) - Housing and Planning Committee - Public Safety Committee - CAMPO Transportation Policy Board (see below) - Clean Air Coa...
by Paige Ellis
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress Amendments
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress Amendments

Colleagues, On December 1st, we will be considering adoption of the City of Austin's Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress. Here are a number of items I would like to suggest we add to the federal agenda and plan to draft as formal amendments: Public Health: -Codify the Roe v Wade aborti...
by Paige Ellis
Fri Oct 21, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Balancing/Offsets IFC - 10/27, Item 42
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Balancing/Offsets IFC - 10/27, Item 42

Thank you, Mayor, for bringing this important item. I welcome the opportunity for Council to establish that the City’s policy is that we want BOTH strong environmental and safety regulations AND more housing. I'm hopeful we can provide the clarity needed regarding our intent here while still allowin...
by Paige Ellis
Mon Oct 17, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Remaining 2022 Council Meetings
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: Remaining 2022 Council Meetings

Thank you for laying out this schedule, Mayor. My preference for the Dec 1st and Dec 8th meetings would be to have Thursday/Friday meetings (Dec 1st/2nd and Dec 8th/9th) instead of Wednesday/Thursday. As I mentioned during the work session, Wednesdays are valuable in giving our offices time to get o...
by Paige Ellis
Wed Sep 14, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Residential Parkland Dedication Fees Proposal
Replies: 0
Views: 351

Residential Parkland Dedication Fees Proposal

Colleagues-

I appreciate the discussion we had at work session regarding parkland dedication fee proposals. I will be offering an amendment for a 10% increase over the 2021-2022 residential fees.

I look forward to your consideration of this option for tomorrow’s meeting.

Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 90: SCW District
Replies: 0
Views: 327

Item 90: SCW District

Mayor Adler and Item 90 cosponsors, Thank you for your timely resolution to help fully realize the robust South Central Waterfront Vision Plan and maximize the community benefits gained through this generational redevelopment opportunity. I strongly support the direction you have provided in Item 90...
by Paige Ellis
Wed Aug 31, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 86: Freedom to Read
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Item 86: Freedom to Read

Thank you for your leadership on this issue, CM Pool. I would like to be added as a cosponsor.

Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Fri Aug 12, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Ellis Budget Amendments and Riders
Replies: 0
Views: 982

Ellis Budget Amendments and Riders

Colleagues, My budget riders and amendments reflective of my previous post are as follows: Parks & Pools -Maintaining the FY22 Lifeguard Bonuses (Ellis Rider #2- http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/C9-20220812172101.pdf) -Investing in Nature Play (Ellis Amendment #1 - http://assets....
by Paige Ellis
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mobility Committee Presentations
Replies: 0
Views: 597

Mobility Committee Presentations

Colleagues – The backup presentations for today’s Mobility Committee are as follows: Agenda: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/1F-20220804110223.pdf We have 2 speakers signed up Item 1: Minutes http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/1F-20220804110241.pdf Item 2: UTC Update h...
by Paige Ellis
Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Gun violence
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Gun violence

Thank you, CM Kitchen.

I would like to cosponsor and collaborate on this resolution. I have a few ideas that may work well in an IFC of this nature given the work I've done on this topic as well. I look forward to working with you both.

Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: The GRACE Act - Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 4097

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

CMs Vela & Fuentes-

I am proud to cosponsor the Grace Act. I am still formulating the right words to express my dismay. Thank you for your leadership on this item and to our other colleagues who have led on abortion access legislation for Austin.

Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #86 - Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Gun Violence
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Item #86 - Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Gun Violence

Colleagues, Like many of our constituents, I struggle to make sense of the tragic number of lives taken in recent weeks due to gun violence. A series of mass shootings, including the loss of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, lead many to fear for the security of our f...
by Paige Ellis
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: item 59 - e-bikes
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: item 59 - e-bikes

Thank you for offering these amendments, CM Fuentes. I accept Amendment #2, and I offer the following alternative language to Amendment #1 (dashes added where the change is suggested): Amend line - 74 - to include the following: 5. Incentivize the installation of e-bike charging infrastructure, - wi...
by Paige Ellis
Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: item 59 - e-bikes
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: item 59 - e-bikes

MPT Alter -

Thank you for offering this amendment. I accept it as friendly and am glad you have you added as a cosponsor.

Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Tue May 03, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AFD Item
Replies: 4
Views: 2113

Re: AFD Item

Thank you for bringing this resolution forward, CM Kitchen.

I agree that the city must listen to the will of the voters who approved the ballot initiative. I would like to be added as a cosponsor.

Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Fri Mar 11, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Lifeguards and Seasonal Employees IFC
Replies: 2
Views: 2353

Lifeguards and Seasonal Employees IFC

Colleagues, I’m bringing a resolution to the March 24th Council Agenda to help address the critical lifeguard shortage we are facing as a city. Council Members Harper-Madison, Kitchen, and Tovo are providing their input as cosponsors, and I invite others to join us. After two years of closures, our ...
by Paige Ellis
Mon Mar 07, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Transgender Youth and Family Safety Day
Replies: 1
Views: 1528

Re: Transgender Youth and Family Safety Day

Thank you, Mayor Adler. I plan to attend in solidarity with our Austin/Travis County LGBTQIA+ residents, visitors, and advocates.

Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Mon Feb 14, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Library fines
Replies: 3
Views: 4419

Re: Library fines

CM Tovo, Thank you for bringing this item forward. I would like to be added as a cosponsor. Our District 8 library is well loved by our community, and I agree that fines may prevent people from accessing the books and other resources they need to further their education. I also appreciate the work C...
by Paige Ellis
Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Special Called Request
Replies: 13
Views: 10657

Re: Austin Water Special Called Request

Good Afternoon, Colleagues - As mentioned in my most previous post, the public posting of the Special Called Meeting by myself and CM Harper Madison on the boil water notice will go up tomorrow. The meeting is set for Tuesday, February 15th at 9:00 am. I suggest this meeting run similarly to the Hou...
by Paige Ellis
Tue Feb 08, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Special Called Request
Replies: 13
Views: 10657

Re: Austin Water Special Called Request

Thank you for this perspective, CM Tovo. I have spoken with the City Attorney, and we are working toward posting the Special Called meeting to be held on Tuesday Feb 15th as we are all available on days where we have Work Sessions. This timeline will provide us an opportunity to have as much informa...
by Paige Ellis
Mon Feb 07, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Independent review of AW
Replies: 3
Views: 3489

Re: Independent review of AW

CM Alter -

Thank you for proposing this independent review. I would like to be added as a cosponsor.

Paige Ellis
by Paige Ellis
Sun Feb 06, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Special Called Request
Replies: 13
Views: 10657

Austin Water Special Called Request

Colleagues - I have conferred with CM Harper-Madison, and we are requesting a Special Called to be scheduled as soon as possible on the subject on Austin Water infrastructure. We would like to know more about how we got under this boil water notice, and how we can prevent another one in the future. ...