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by Natasha Harper-Madison
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 93 Amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Item 93 Amendments

Council Member Tovo, Please see the attached updated minor changes I have made to your proposed amendments. I believe they may be more inline with your intent. If these are accepted as friendly, I will include them in my updated draft. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/AE-202106101629...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 93 Amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Item 93 Amendments

Council Member Tovo,

Please see the attached, which details minor changes I have made to your proposed amendments. If these are accepted as friendly, I will include them in my updated draft.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 143848.pdf

Kind regards,
Natasha
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Alternative ARP Framework
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: Alternative ARP Framework

CM Alter,

Thanks to you and CM Tovo for bringing this additional option forward. I would like to express my support and look forward to the additional direction.

Best,
NHM
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CORRECTED ITEM 93 eTOD Amendment Kitchen
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: CORRECTED ITEM 93 eTOD Amendment Kitchen

I appreciate your extensive collaboration on this resolution thus far, Council Member Kitchen. However, I worry that the proposed amendment is too limiting. I would be willing to replace "and high-capacity transit areas" in my original language with "and along Project Connect’s Metrorapid, Metrorail...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 40 - eTOD
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Item 40 - eTOD

Transit Oriented Development simply refers to development patterns around transit. The inclusion of bus lines is key to the equitable component of this resolution. It would be my hope that this council would be supportive of development patterns to equitably serve our low-income residents and commun...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 40 - eTOD
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Item 40 - eTOD

Colleagues, I appreciated the dialogue regarding the eTOD resolution during yesterday’s work session. After hearing out the various concerns, I would like to offer additional clarity. One of my biggest takeaways was the need to establish definitions, which I believe will provide a better understandi...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment to Item 29 TOD
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: Amendment to Item 29 TOD

Thank you, CM Kitchen. I believe we were able to incorporate the majority of your proposed amendments. Attached is a document reflecting the amendment language that has been incorporated, including rationale behind any tweaks that was made to proposed language. I've also included an updated draft th...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Thu May 13, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 29 Postponement
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Item 29 Postponement

Colleagues,

To ensure enough time for robust discussion, I have asked to postpone Item 29 on our May 20 agenda and to reschedule it for our June 3 meeting.

Sincerely,
Natasha
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Wed May 05, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment to eTOD Item 41
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: Amendment to eTOD Item 41

Thank you, Council Member Kitchen, for your thoughtful and thorough contributions. I believe the attached draft captures many of your suggested changes while remaining in line with the original intent of directing city staff to coordinate with Capital Metro on updating our existing transit-oriented ...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 41 eTOD
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Item 41 eTOD

Thank you, CM Kitchen. I happily welcome your co-sponsorship of this IFC. I also deeply appreciate the years of experience and expertise you’ve acquired as a leader on all things mobility that inform the amendments you’ve offered. I absolutely agree that we need to move as quickly as possible to get...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 41 eTOD
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Item 41 eTOD

Colleagues, The last 14 months have been a series of challenges, to say the least, but the one undeniable bright spot was the overwhelming determination by the voters last November to fund a long overdue transit system in Austin. Project Connect’s broad catalogue of programmatic investments in all p...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting Request
Replies: 12
Views: 3583

Re: Special Called Meeting Request

Thank you Mayor for sharing my request and to my colleagues who've expressed the desire to convene for a special called meeting Friday evening. I am looking forward to the opportunity to deliberate the matter with the council and hope to see you all Friday. I'm seeing some concerning reports about r...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/4 - Item 32 - Forensics Dept
Replies: 2
Views: 5360

Re: 2/4 - Item 32 - Forensics Dept

Thank you for this CM Casar. These are in line with some of the changes I was working on, I fully support these additions.

Best,
NHM
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Menstrual Equity
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Menstrual Equity

Good evening colleagues. I want to thank those of you who are able to offer financial assistance to the menstrual equity item my staff and I are bringing forward with my Health and Human Services Committee colleagues, the Commission for Women and a myriad of other partners. I know that some of you a...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mayor Pro Tem
Replies: 0
Views: 1559

Mayor Pro Tem

Good afternoon colleagues, As someone who was born and raised in Austin, I’ve seen this city do more talking about its progressive values than putting them in action. Now that we have one million people living within our famous city limits, I see no better time than now to finally resolve the major ...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 30 Health South
Replies: 0
Views: 784

Item 30 Health South

Good morning colleagues, I indicated on Tuesday that I was open to postponing to this item. However, subsequent conversations with my colleagues and with staff have given me confidence that the best course of action is to go ahead and move forward now. I am prepared to approve this item today with a...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HealthSouth - 1215 Red River and 616 East 12th St.
Replies: 3
Views: 2234

Re: HealthSouth - 1215 Red River and 616 East 12th St.

Councilmember Tovo, this is very thorough and greatly appreciated, the historic context is especially helpful. I look forward to continuing to work together on this development. District 1 is in desperate need of much of what you seek to accomplish in your direction/questions/amendments including af...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Supreme Court Justice RBG
Replies: 7
Views: 3990

Supreme Court Justice RBG

Colleagues, It is my intention to co-sponsor alongside MPT Garza the attached resolution to honor the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Her legacy of work in the areas of equality and social justice are unprecedented As the ACLU of Texas tries to coordinate a statewide effort to r...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments
Replies: 9
Views: 4336

Re: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments

Colleagues, We are so fortunate that this process allows for some creativity and flexibility. I'm pleased to say that a collective effort has successfully found the resources to move forward with the much needed Records Management System update. The ability to capture accurate data is critical to th...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 15078

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

Colleagues, Forgive the double post! I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Mayor for his collaboration in developing this proposed Police Budget Rider that I've brought forward, I'm honored to have him as a co-sponsor. I look forward to discussing this proposal with you all next week. I...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 15078

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

Colleagues, I'm excited to see our commitments to re-imagining becoming a reality! The amount of thoughtful and considerate collaboration through this complex process has been a source of inspiration. Thanks to MPT Garza and CM Casar for the teamwork on this last push to put the puzzle together as w...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Executive Session re police matters this coming Friday or Tuesday
Replies: 8
Views: 5644

Re: Special Called Executive Session re police matters this coming Friday or Tuesday

I'm definitely available and look forward to this very important discussion at 3pm on Friday.

Natasha
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Workers rights strategies to save lives
Replies: 4
Views: 4325

Re: Workers rights strategies to save lives

Thanks to my colleague Council Member Casar for putting specific emphasis on these critical considerations for lower-wage earners who are under extreme economic pressure during the COVID-19 crisis. Regarding Sick Time, I absolutely echo your sentiment. In addition to the spaces where you intend init...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Investigation Results and Recommendations
Replies: 0
Views: 2745

Investigation Results and Recommendations

Good afternoon colleagues, First off, I want to start by recognizing the incredible work all of you and your staff are doing during these challenging times. I recognize that addressing COVID19 in our communities is all our primary focus now. Last Friday, we finally got our hands on the long-awaited ...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 3/26 Fee Waiver: Bangladesh Victory Day
Replies: 2
Views: 2544

Re: 3/26 Fee Waiver: Bangladesh Victory Day

Thanks for the reminder Marti and the D6 team. The D1 office would like to contribute $150.

Best,

Natasha