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by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Feb 08, 2023 5:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Kelly Amendments for Items 41 & 80 - 2.9.2023 council meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 80

CM Kelly Amendments for Items 41 & 80 - 2.9.2023 council meeting

Colleagues, As we prepare for tomorrow's meeting, I wanted to offer up a few amendments to items for your consideration. CM KELLY AMENDMENTS: Item 41- Council Member Harper-Madison Amendment 1: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/FF-20230208163301.pdf Amendment 2: http://assets.austinte...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Energy Audit Resolution - February 9th, 2023, Council Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Austin Energy Audit Resolution - February 9th, 2023, Council Meeting

Colleagues, This most recent major winter storm has frustrated Austin residents with how it was handled. This frustration shouldn't go unnoticed and we should act swiftly to answer our duty as elected representatives and be responsive to the concerns that our constituents have. As policymakers, one ...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu Feb 02, 2023 3:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Storm Briefing Request - Tuesday 2/7
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Storm Briefing Request - Tuesday 2/7

Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, Council Colleagues, and City Manager, First, I want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Austin Energy and all of the first responders who have been working around the clock to get our city back on its feet. Their tireless efforts are truly appreciated. I also want to...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:13 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 55 - Friendly Amendment
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Item 55 - Friendly Amendment

Council Member Fuentes,

Thank you for bringing this item forward.

I'd like to offer the following amendment for your consideration:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 081005.pdf

Warm regards,
-mk
by Mackenzie Kelly
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Intergovernmental body appointments
Replies: 13
Views: 2534

Re: Council Committees and Intergovernmental body appointments

Mayor and Council Colleagues, Thank you for posting the committee lists. Firstly, I would like to thank Chair Natasha Harper-Madison for her service and leadership on the Public Safety Committee. It has been an honor to serve on the Public Safety Committee, the Audit and Finance committee, and as Vi...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu Dec 08, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 69 - Amendment 12.8.22 council meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Item 69 - Amendment 12.8.22 council meeting

Colleagues, Per my comments on the dais at the start of today's meeting, I am offering the following amendment related to the item. The intent of my amendment will allow city staff and council to ensure that we are providing the best quality services for our most vulnerable population. You can view ...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:35 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress Amendments
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress Amendments

Colleagues, I have prepared a motion sheet for item #27, the Federal Legislative Agenda for the 118th Congress. It is my firm belief that the amendments I am bringing forward to our Federal Legislative Agenda will bring additional value to the residents of Austin. Link to motion sheet: http://assets...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Friendly Amendment to Item #45 - 11/15/2022
Replies: 0
Views: 376

Friendly Amendment to Item #45 - 11/15/2022

Colleagues, Like you all, I believe that 3-1-1 and 9-1-1 are vital and critical safety tools that help to keep our residents safe and informed. As such, I want to ensure that we have the most robust tools possible. This is why I'm putting forth an amendment for item #45 on today's agenda. This amend...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Nov 07, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Energy Rate Case schedule update
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: Austin Energy Rate Case schedule update

Colleagues, I would like to offer support for the outline given by Council Member Pool. This is a very important and complex issue that impacts our community on a very personal level. Therefore, it’s vitally important to take our time to work this in a way that is transparent, thorough, and focused....
by Mackenzie Kelly
Tue Oct 18, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 911 Call Center Briefing Request
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

911 Call Center Briefing Request

Colleagues, Last week, CM Kitchen joined me in a request for a briefing at our next work session regarding an update about compression and pay at the 911 call center from our human resources department. Given the following information below, I'd like to broaden that request to include plans to addre...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: License Plate Reader Resolution - Version 2
Replies: 1
Views: 415

License Plate Reader Resolution - Version 2

Colleagues, Thank you all for your input over the last few weeks regarding the license plate reader program. I am proposing version two of the license plate reader resolution (item #56 on this week's council agenda) after reviewing your feedback and responding to concerns related to the item. I have...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Kelly FY23 Budget Amendments, Direction and Resolution
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Re: CM Kelly FY23 Budget Amendments, Direction and Resolution

Colleagues, I have an update regarding one of my amendments that will now be direction via a rider. Kelly Rider 4: Direction for the City Manager to work with the Parks Department in establishing required resources and costs associated with the completion of a Play for All-Abilities Park in Northwes...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Kelly FY23 Budget Amendments, Direction and Resolution
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Re: CM Kelly FY23 Budget Amendments, Direction and Resolution

Colleagues, I have an update regarding one of my amendments and new direction. Kelly Amendment 1: Fund a full-time Animal Behavioral Specialist position within the Animal Services Office that works directly with animals to enable their adoption. Updated Language: The annual ongoing cost is $143,764 ...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Kelly FY23 Budget Amendments, Direction and Resolution
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

CM Kelly FY23 Budget Amendments, Direction and Resolution

Colleagues, I have enjoyed working with you all on the budget thus far. Below are the amendments and direction I intend to put forth for consideration during the budget adoption process. If you are not already listed as a co-sponsor, I would like to invite you to support any of my items listed below...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #51 motion sheet
Replies: 0
Views: 735

Item #51 motion sheet

Colleagues, This morning during our Audit and Finance Committee meeting I mentioned bringing forward a motion sheet to Councilmember Tovo's item #51. Resiliency starts with personal preparedness and will ensure the success of our community following a disaster. The language simply amends line 49 to ...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu Jun 02, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 65, June 9 agenda: Power Purchase Agreement requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Re: Item 65, June 9 agenda: Power Purchase Agreement requirements

Colleagues, Thank you both for daylighting the item on our June 9th agenda related to power purchase agreements. I concur that we should approach this item in executive session and then during our AEUOC meeting. I share similar concerns about not having enough information before the vote related to ...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu May 26, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Stop the Bleed Expansion Program IFC
Replies: 0
Views: 1264

Stop the Bleed Expansion Program IFC

Colleagues, In the wake of the recent tragic event that took place in Uvalde, TX, I am bringing forward an IFC regarding support for our public safety professionals, to expanding the Stop the Bleed Program, and to explore future ways to improve morale amongst public safety professionals in Austin. T...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon May 09, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Texas Peace Officers Memorial Parade fee waiver co-sponsors
Replies: 1
Views: 1148

Texas Peace Officers Memorial Parade fee waiver co-sponsors

Colleagues, The Texas Peace Officers Memorial Parade is an event that honors those who have given their lives while in service to us that live in Texas. I would like to invite you all to be added as co-sponsors to item 37 on this week’s agenda. You can find out more about the event here: https://tex...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu May 05, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments for Items 21, 34, and 35
Replies: 0
Views: 1017

Amendments for Items 21, 34, and 35

Colleagues, Due to my unexpected absence today, I am posting amendments that I would like to offer for today's meeting. Item 21 - http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/D3-20220505114437.pdf Item 34 - http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/D3-20220505114503.pdf Item 35 - http://a...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AFD Item
Replies: 4
Views: 2117

Re: AFD Item

Colleagues, I'm thankful to co-sponsor this important resolution. In 2021, voters approved binding arbitration in support of the Austin Firefighters Association in the event they reach an impasse regarding negotiations of their collective bargaining agreement. I support this resolution as this will ...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Apr 20, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 16: Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Postponement
Replies: 4
Views: 22943

Item 16: Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Postponement

Colleagues, There are parts of this item that have raised questions that remain to be answered. I would like to have adequate time to speak with city staff about the metrics, outcomes, and decision-making process that will be delivered to us with this item. For example, in an answer to one of the qu...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Mar 09, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 3/24/2022 Innovation IFC
Replies: 1
Views: 4007

3/24/2022 Innovation IFC

Colleagues, Austin is a city of innovation and a global leader in technology. This is why leaders from across the world come to Austin to invest in what is on the horizon in areas of technology and innovation. My resolution for the March 24th City Council agenda directs the City Manager to investiga...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Independent review of AW
Replies: 3
Views: 3493

Re: Independent review of AW

CM Alter, Thank you for your leadership on this. I would like to be added as a co-sponsor to this item. I am interested in several aspects of this resolution, including but not limited to the fiscal impact, timeline, and execution. My hope is that an external audit of Austin Water will help us bette...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Special Called Request
Replies: 13
Views: 10658

Re: Austin Water Special Called Request

Colleagues, Thank you for raising this discussion. Like many Austinites, I am frustrated with the failure that occurred at Austin Water. We need an open, transparent, and detailed discussion about what led us to an incident that left residents of Austin without safe drinking water. Still, I have con...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu Feb 03, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Items 39 & 40 Feb. 3 2022 meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 4384

Re: Items 39 & 40 Feb. 3 2022 meeting

Colleagues, I, too, have heard similar concerns regarding these items and appreciate the Mayor proposing the amendments above as a way of strengthening and clarifying council actions. I support the motions proposed above but would like to offer additional supportive action with a motion sheet for it...