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by Colleen Pate
Tue Jun 18, 2024 11:14 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Chief of Police Search
Replies: 0
Views: 462

Chief of Police Search

Council, You will soon receive, if you haven’t already, a News Flash regarding the City Manager’s search for Austin’s next Chief of Police. Included in that is an estimated timeline for completing the process. The City Manager, working with Mosaic Public Partners, will be narrowing the list of appli...
by Colleen Pate
Tue Jun 04, 2024 12:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Cooling Centers and Emergency Shelters
Replies: 0
Views: 561

Cooling Centers and Emergency Shelters

Colleagues – As we head into summer, there are many issues Council will continue to work on to have a successful budget process. Another part of summer that gives us all great concern is the heat and its impact, both short term and long term, on our unhoused neighbors. This post is my effort to outl...
by Colleen Pate
Wed May 29, 2024 7:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Senior/Disabled Property Tax Exemption Ordinance
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: Senior/Disabled Property Tax Exemption Ordinance

Thank you, Council Member Alter. I have incorporated this amendment into version 2 of the ordinance. I have provided it as an attachment below.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 193327.pdf

Thanks,
Kirk

On behalf of Mayor Watson
by Colleen Pate
Wed May 29, 2024 4:45 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule 5/30/24
Replies: 0
Views: 604

Council Meeting Schedule 5/30/24

Council: Here is my plan for the Council meeting tomorrow. We will begin promptly at 10am. We will hear public testimony on consent items. Speakers will have 3 minutes per item. Speakers will be able to donate time. Speakers wishing to donate time must coordinate with the City Clerk prior to being c...
by Colleen Pate
Fri May 24, 2024 2:08 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 127
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Item 127

Colleagues, Item 127 on the May 30th agenda is a discussion and possible action related to placing proposed City Charter amendments on the ballot for a November 2024 special election. As you know, there are nine charter amendment recommendations from the Charter Review Committee and about 16 charter...
by Colleen Pate
Fri May 24, 2024 2:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Senior/Disabled Property Tax Exemption Ordinance
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Senior/Disabled Property Tax Exemption Ordinance

Council: I am writing to inform the Council of an agenda item that I am sponsoring that will be on the May 30th meeting agenda addendum. As you may recall, the Finance Office sent Council a memo last week regarding the analysis of property tax exemptions for senior and disabled homeowners in Austin....
by Colleen Pate
Wed May 15, 2024 2:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 837

LDC Amendments

Colleagues, I wanted to share the amendments I discussed at yesterday’s work session for Thursday’s meeting. Some of these amendments are subject to change, and I will share an update if that happens. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/E9-202405136143158.pdf 1.1800 Square Feet Minimum ...
by Colleen Pate
Tue May 14, 2024 2:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting 5/16/24
Replies: 0
Views: 874

Council Meeting 5/16/24

Today, we had a discussion on the dais about what version of each of the items we will take up as the "base" recommendation or main motion. The main motion will be a motion that will be subject to amendments. I've looked at it and I think the best course will be to go with the Planning Com...
by Colleen Pate
Mon May 13, 2024 4:45 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Work Session Schedule 5/14/24
Replies: 0
Views: 648

Work Session Schedule 5/14/24

Council: Here is my plan for the Special Called City Council Meeting and Work Session tomorrow. We will begin promptly at 9am, I will call to order the Special Called City Council Meeting to canvass the May 4th election results. Following the adjournment of the Special Called Meeting, I will call to...
by Colleen Pate
Fri May 10, 2024 2:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting 5/16/24
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

Council Meeting 5/16/24

Council: Before next week, I wanted to lay out a plan for how we will conduct the May 16th City Council meeting. We will begin promptly at 10am. We will have brief remarks from staff. The land use items will be taken up separately. Item 2 will be withdrawn and replaced with four separate ordinances ...
by Colleen Pate
Wed May 01, 2024 5:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule 5/2/24
Replies: 0
Views: 2050

Council Meeting Schedule 5/2/24

Council: Here is my plan for the Council meeting tomorrow. We will begin promptly at 10am. We will hear public testimony on consent items. Speakers will have 3 minutes per item. Speakers will be able to donate time. Time may be donated. Speakers wishing to donate time must coordinate with the City C...
by Colleen Pate
Sun Apr 28, 2024 3:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Work Session 4/30/24
Replies: 0
Views: 3427

Council Work Session 4/30/24

Council: I want to let you know that I will be off the dais for the Work Session on Tuesday, April 30th. Mayor Pro Tem Pool will preside. The U.S. Conference of Mayors has asked me to serve on a Task Force of Mayors focused on addressing homelessness. The Task Force will be in Washington D.C. meetin...
by Colleen Pate
Thu Apr 25, 2024 12:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Update on Protests on UT Austin Campus
Replies: 0
Views: 6161

Update on Protests on UT Austin Campus

Council: For your information, the City is monitoring the protests and dynamic situation on the University of Texas at Austin campus. All City public safety agencies continue regular operations throughout the city and are available to assist public safety partners. APD is not the lead law enforcemen...
by Colleen Pate
Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:47 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule 4/18/24
Replies: 3
Views: 3711

Re: Council Meeting Schedule 4/18/24

Council:

This is an update to my previous post regarding the conduct of the meeting tomorrow. Based upon the court ruling, each speaker will have 3 minutes for each item on which a speaker is registered.

See you tomorrow.

Thanks,

Kirk

On behalf of Mayor Watson
by Colleen Pate
Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule 4/18/24
Replies: 3
Views: 3711

Council Meeting Schedule 4/18/24

Council: Here is my plan for the Council meeting tomorrow. We will begin promptly at 10am. We will hear public testimony on consent items. Speakers will have 2 minutes. Speakers will be able to donate time. Time may be donated for up to 4 additional minutes for 6 minutes total. Speakers wishing to d...
by Colleen Pate
Wed Apr 17, 2024 1:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY25
Replies: 1
Views: 5336

FY25

Council, As I mentioned at the Work Session, I’m including an updated FY25 Budget timeline as an attachment to this message board post (see below). Last year, we had good success navigating the budget process by starting with a timeline and I think it would help to do it again. The outline below, as...
by Colleen Pate
Wed Apr 10, 2024 12:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Joint City Council and Planning Commission Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 5699

Joint City Council and Planning Commission Meeting

Council: Here is my proposed schedule for the Joint City Council and Planning Commission meeting tomorrow. We will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. I will call the City Council meeting to order, and Planning Commission Vice Chair Azhar will convene the Planning Commission meeting. I will then open the pub...
by Colleen Pate
Wed Apr 03, 2024 3:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule 4/4/24
Replies: 0
Views: 5434

Council Meeting Schedule 4/4/24

Council: Here is my plan for the Council meeting tomorrow. We will begin promptly at 10am. We will hear public testimony on consent items. Speakers will have 2 minutes. Speakers will be able to donate time. Time may be donated for up to 4 additional minutes for 6 minutes total. Speakers wishing to d...
by Colleen Pate
Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Cancel Work Session 4/2/24
Replies: 0
Views: 5329

Cancel Work Session 4/2/24

Council: As you know, we had the Work Session tomorrow reserved as a secondary date if we needed more time to conduct City Manager interviews. I am canceling the Work Session tomorrow as we have completed the interviews, and no items are pulled for discussion. I look forward to seeing you all on the...
by Colleen Pate
Tue Mar 26, 2024 6:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Manager Search Update
Replies: 5
Views: 16013

City Manager Search Update

Council: Thanks for your work on selecting Austin's next City Manager. I appreciate how hard everyone has worked. I give great thanks to both of our excellent candidates. I know this has been a daunting process, but they've demonstrated their professionalism. Austin would do well with either person....
by Colleen Pate
Wed Mar 20, 2024 4:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule 3/21/24
Replies: 0
Views: 10796

Council Meeting Schedule 3/21/24

Council: Here is my plan for the Council meeting tomorrow. We will begin promptly at 10am. We will hear public testimony on consent items. Speakers will have 2 minutes. Speakers will be able to donate time. Time may be donated for up to 4 additional minutes for 6 minutes total. Speakers wishing to d...
by Colleen Pate
Tue Mar 12, 2024 3:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Manager Search Events—March 25th and 26th
Replies: 0
Views: 11404

City Manager Search Events—March 25th and 26th

Council Members: This is to give an update on the activities in the City Manager search for March 25th and 26th. On the 25th, two candidates—T.C. Broadnax of Dallas and Sara Hensley of Denton—will meet with City of Austin personnel in the morning. That evening, the public will have an opportunity to...
by Colleen Pate
Sun Mar 10, 2024 6:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Manager Search Update
Replies: 0
Views: 11273

City Manager Search Update

Council Members: As you know, on Friday, Brian Platt, the City Manager in Kansas City, MO, told our search firm that he had not withdrawn from consideration for the City Manager job here. Today, he has told the firm that he is withdrawing from consideration. I wanted you to have this information as ...
by Colleen Pate
Fri Mar 08, 2024 1:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Manager Search Update
Replies: 0
Views: 10867

City Manager Search Update

You may have seen a news report indicating that the Kansas City Council voted last night to give the Kansas City Mayor authority to negotiate a new contract with Brian Platt, one of the three finalists for the permanent Austin City Manager position. We have been in contact with Mr. Platt through our...
by Colleen Pate
Wed Mar 06, 2024 12:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule 3/7/24
Replies: 0
Views: 9995

Council Meeting Schedule 3/7/24

Council: Here is my plan for the Council meeting tomorrow. We will begin promptly at 10am. We will hear public testimony on consent items. Speakers will have 2 minutes. Speakers will be able to donate time. Time may be donated for up to 4 additional minutes for 6 minutes total. Speakers wishing to d...