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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: 907

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: 907

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: 0
Views: 920

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: 901

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: 866

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: 837

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: 3881

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: 836

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: 1520

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: 1354

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: 1181

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: 993

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...
by Colleen Pate
Tue Mar 05, 2024 3:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Manager Search Update
Replies: 0
Views: 1935

City Manager Search Update

Council Members: I’m pleased to set out the next steps in the process for selecting Austin’s permanent City Manager. Our search firm, Mosaic Public Partners, will contact and request T.C. Broadnax of Dallas, TX, Sara Hensley of Denton, TX, and Brian Platt of Kansas City, MO, to come to Austin and pa...
by Colleen Pate
Mon Mar 04, 2024 5:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Work Session Schedule 3/5/24
Replies: 0
Views: 819

Work Session Schedule 3/5/24

Council: Here is my plan for our Council Work Session tomorrow. We will begin promptly at 9am with the briefing on the Austin Housing Public Facility Corporation and the Austin Housing Finance Corporation. Following the briefing, we will take up items pulled for discussion. Currently no items have b...
by Colleen Pate
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Manager Search Update
Replies: 0
Views: 1531

City Manager Search Update

Council: I’m writing to give you an update on our City Manager search. As you’re aware, the application period for the City Manager search was extended and closed on Monday, February 26th. We extended the time when we determined that the next steps in the process would take place in early March. Thi...
by Colleen Pate
Wed Feb 28, 2024 2:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule 2/29/24
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Council Meeting Schedule 2/29/24

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 Feb 26, 2024 3:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Work Session 2/27/24
Replies: 0
Views: 753

Work Session 2/27/24

Council: I will be off the dais on Tuesday for our Work Session. MPT Pool will preside in my absence. This week we are posted for an Executive Session regarding our Council Appointee Evaluations. We will plan to take all Executive Session items up on Thursday, February 29th so the full Council can b...
by Colleen Pate
Wed Feb 14, 2024 4:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule 2.15.24
Replies: 0
Views: 819

Council Meeting Schedule 2.15.24

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 Jan 31, 2024 3:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule 2/1/2024
Replies: 0
Views: 1241

Council Meeting Schedule 2/1/2024

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 Jan 29, 2024 7:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Oversight Committee
Replies: 1
Views: 1277

Austin Water Oversight Committee

As you know, this committee does not have a full membership. I’ve discussed it with Mayor Pro Tem, who chairs the committee, and I will fill the open spot.

Thanks.

Kirk

On behalf of Mayor Watson
by Colleen Pate
Tue Jan 23, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Tuesday: Public Apology to Sexual Assault Survivors
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Re: Tuesday: Public Apology to Sexual Assault Survivors

Colleagues, I know that each and every one of us would like to be physically present to recognize and support the survivor plaintiffs today at City Hall. As the City Attorney Anne Morgan has indicated, we cannot all attend today’s ceremony for violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA). That be...
by Colleen Pate
Wed Jan 17, 2024 1:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule 1/18/24
Replies: 0
Views: 2235

Council Meeting Schedule 1/18/24

Council: I’ve cancelled my travel to Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Conference of Mayors due to weather related travel cancelations and delays and all that we have going on here in Austin. Thank you to Mayor Pro Tem Pool for her willingness to step in and preside in my absence. Here is my plan for t...
by Colleen Pate
Tue Jan 16, 2024 11:28 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2024 Council Committee Appointments
Replies: 11
Views: 37933

Re: 2024 Council Committee Appointments

Council:

My goal is to provide these lists to the City Clerk under the procedures for Friday morning.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112251.pdf

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112344.pdf

Thanks,

Kirk

On behalf of Mayor Watson
by Colleen Pate
Mon Jan 15, 2024 5:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Winter Weather Update - 1/15/24
Replies: 0
Views: 2545

Winter Weather Update - 1/15/24

Council Members: Because of the winter weather and our efforts related to it, I delayed going to D.C. for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. I'll be at the Work Session in the morning at 9:00 AM. I also want to update you a little bit about the weather and what’s going on. We’ve now experienced some of ...
by Colleen Pate
Sun Jan 14, 2024 7:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Winter Weather Update
Replies: 0
Views: 2490

Winter Weather Update

The first extreme winter weather storm of this year arrives later tonight. Temperatures have been in the 20s all day today, but it’s been feeling like somewhere in the teens, and it’s only getting colder. The National Weather Service is now predicting a higher chance of precipitation like freezing r...