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by Natasha Harper-Madison
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:43 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Joint Housing & Planning/Mobility Committee Tues April 23rd
Replies: 2
Views: 5141

Re: Joint Housing & Planning/Mobility Committee Tues April 23rd

Many thanks, Chair Ellis, for your partnership in our respective committees jointly reviewing these critical amendments. As you noted, the Housing and Planning Committee will continue to meet following the review of the Transit Supportive Amendments. This will allow us to discuss a topic I have rais...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Tue Apr 16, 2024 3:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #76 78702
Replies: 1
Views: 2948

Item #76 78702

Council Member Qadri, thanks for getting us started on presenting items. I appreciate the opportunity to co-sponsor your item #77 as you have my item #76, to approve a resolution directing the City Manager to develop recommendations for the coordinated and holistic planning, development, preservatio...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Wed Apr 03, 2024 3:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #67 Community Land Trust/Land Banking
Replies: 0
Views: 4821

Item #67 Community Land Trust/Land Banking

Colleagues, As we confront the urgent challenges of housing affordability in our rapidly growing city of Austin, most especially East Austin, I am proud to present a resolution (Item 67). The item is aimed at leveraging the innovative tools: Land Banking and Community Land Trusts. These tools are vi...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Wed Mar 27, 2024 9:07 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Manager Search Update
Replies: 5
Views: 14940

Re: City Manager Search Update

Colleagues, I couldn't agree more with your sentiments. The final two candidates were so impressive that we had a difficult time in our deliberations. I applaud both T.C. Broadnax and Sara Hensley for their tenacity through the long process and their respective commitment to service. In this decisio...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Thu Mar 21, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Urban Cultural & Music Festival- Fee Waivers
Replies: 5
Views: 8999

Urban Cultural & Music Festival- Fee Waivers

Colleagues, On March 29th, the annual Urban Cultural & Music Fest- the only R&B festival in the City of Austin will fill Auditorium Shores with music and entertainment. The festival celebrates and showcases Austin's diverse Afro-centric culture. This year's event will take place during the n...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Fri Feb 02, 2024 6:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Blues on the Green & Beyond- Free Live Music in Austin
Replies: 0
Views: 7211

Blues on the Green & Beyond- Free Live Music in Austin

Colleagues, We are excited to bring forth a two-component resolution for the February 15th Council meeting agenda that includes direction for the City of Austin to solidify co-sponsorship of a long-standing summer concert series, currently known as ‘Blues on the Green.’ Additionally, there is a long...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Sun Jan 21, 2024 1:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Tuesday: Public Apology to Sexual Assault Survivors
Replies: 6
Views: 3829

Re: Tuesday: Public Apology to Sexual Assault Survivors

CM Alison Alter, First, thank you for your continued leadership on the matter. The public apology is so important and deserves the presence of all who are able to be present, thank you for making sure we were all aware of potential time conflicts. The Housing & Planning Committee is scheduled to...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Wed Jan 17, 2024 4:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Housing & Planning Committee
Replies: 2
Views: 2457

Housing & Planning Committee

Good afternoon colleagues. It is an honor to serve on the Housing & Planning Committee. With the momentum we’ve established, I’m looking forward to 24’ being another highly productive year! Coming up next week, we have a few items regarding Project Connect, where planning and mobility actions ar...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Wed Jan 10, 2024 5:41 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2024 Council Committee Appointments
Replies: 11
Views: 38939

Re: 2024 Council Committee Appointments

Colleagues, thank you for your time and meaningful contributions while serving the various council committees. Regarding my appointments, my policy priorities remain the same, Housing, Economic, Opportunity and Mobility. With true clarity of purpose, chairing the Housing and Planning Committee is an...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Mon Sep 25, 2023 9:41 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: A message for my colleagues
Replies: 4
Views: 28829

A message for my colleagues

Dear Colleagues, I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. I am writing to inform you of a necessary step I must take in the interest of my well-being and ability to serve our community effectively. Service is in my heart, as I know it also is for all of you. This year has been ...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Committee Appointments
Replies: 1
Views: 4702

Committee Appointments

Good afternoon colleagues, I hope the new year is treating everyone well. I'm taking the opportunity to express my immense interest in serving as Chair of the Housing and Planning Committee. Housing is my top priority and what I'm most passionate about. I will bring a great deal of knowledge, enthus...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Wed Dec 07, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 36 - eTOD - Motion Sheet
Replies: 0
Views: 5354

Item 36 - eTOD - Motion Sheet

Colleagues,

Please see the attached motion sheet for Item 36 on tomorrow's agenda.

Kind Regards,
Natasha

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172522.pdf
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Tue Oct 18, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Balancing/Offsets IFC - 10/27, Item 42
Replies: 8
Views: 33848

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

Mayor Adler, Thank you for bringing this important item forward. In a time of soaring housing costs due in large part to limited supply, I believe one important community benefit provided by new development is new housing itself, particularly new housing that working Austinites can actually afford. ...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Tue Oct 18, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Remaining 2022 Council Meetings
Replies: 9
Views: 40490

Re: Remaining 2022 Council Meetings

Thank you, Mayor.

I am in agreement with my colleagues. My preference for the Dec. 1st and 8th meetings would be to extend them to Friday if needed.

Kind Regards,
Natasha
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 26 - 9/15
Replies: 0
Views: 4824

Item 26 - 9/15

Colleagues, As we brace ourselves for the upcoming 88th Session of the Texas Legislature, I wanted to daylight a pair of priorities I would like to add to our Legislative Agenda tomorrow. These reflect two areas I believe we need more state assistance to pursue on the local level. • Exploration of a...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Parkland Dedication Items - 9/15
Replies: 1
Views: 4851

Re: Parkland Dedication Items - 9/15

Thank you, Mayor. Our Planning Commission reviewed the Commercial Parkland Dedication proposal, held multiple listening sessions with stakeholders, and worked hard to put together some proposed amendments. I appreciate the commissioners’ all-volunteer efforts to create better policy outcomes for our...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Parkland Dedication Fees Amendment
Replies: 1
Views: 5091

Parkland Dedication Fees Amendment

One of the most important obligations we, as a municipality have, is to provide adequate public open space for the enjoyment and health of our residents, particularly the hundreds of thousands of Austinites who live in apartments and condominiums that don’t have the luxury of private yards. At the s...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Cooling Centers
Replies: 0
Views: 5307

Cooling Centers

Colleagues, I’m currently typing this post from City Hall, where I had to bring my children following a power outage in East Austin that left more than 3,400 Austin Energy customers without electricity, my home included. Earlier in the afternoon, the heat-index in our neighborhood hit 114 degrees. T...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Heat Related Special Called Meeting Request
Replies: 0
Views: 5706

Heat Related Special Called Meeting Request

Good afternoon colleagues. I am disappointed that the special called meeting I attempted to call couldn't make quorum though I completely understand that this is a difficult time of year for many folks to pull off a last minute council meeting. I'll lay out my concerns here about the stability of ou...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Compatibility Visuals
Replies: 0
Views: 4975

Compatibility Visuals

Colleagues,

The images I presented during today's compatibility discussion are posted below.

Image 1: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 121252.jpg

Image 2: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 121332.jpg

Kind Regards,
Natasha
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 31, 53, & 54
Replies: 2
Views: 10056

Re: Item 31, 53, & 54

Colleagues, It has been brought to my attention that the exported survey results do not display the responses to the question "Should the following types of businesses be allowed to exist along the 11th and 12th Street corridors, or should they be prohibited?". The results to that question...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 31, 53, & 54
Replies: 2
Views: 10056

Re: Item 31, 53, & 54

Colleagues,

Please see the attached finalized motion for items 31, 53, and 54 tomorrow.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 202908.pdf


Kind Regards,
Natasha
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Mon Apr 18, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 31, 53, & 54
Replies: 2
Views: 10056

Item 31, 53, & 54

Colleagues, This Thursday we will vote on updates to the Urban Renewal Plan and 11th & 12th Street NCCDs with the aim of aligning the two documents. I appreciate the additional time my team and I were given so we could conduct a robust community outreach initiative. Our combined strategy of door...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Fri Apr 15, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to Item #33 Vertical Mixed Use
Replies: 5
Views: 12058

Re: Amendments to Item #33 Vertical Mixed Use

Colleagues, Thank you, Council Member Kitchen for bringing this proposed ordinance forward. Along with the University Neighborhood Overlay, the original VMU has been one of the most successful tools to create income-restricted, capital-A-H Affordable Housing in Austin, particularly west of I-35. It’...
by Natasha Harper-Madison
Fri Feb 11, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Special Called Request
Replies: 13
Views: 35976

Re: Austin Water Special Called Request

Afternoon Mayor, and colleagues. I very much look forward to the conversation and have, including similar to yours Steve, many questions. I believe the community (and staff) will appreciate resources being deployed to ask the bulk of our question before we hit the dais. Thank you for your leadership...