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by Ryan Alter
Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Co-Sponsorship Request: Stand Together Against Human Trafficking
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Co-Sponsorship Request: Stand Together Against Human Trafficking

CM Kelly, Thank you for calling attention to this issue and bringing forth a variety of methods to prevent trafficking from happening locally. In the current budget, I sponsored, and the Council included, an amendment providing funding for victims of domestic violence to get connected to immediate h...
by Ryan Alter
Wed Feb 14, 2024 8:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/15 - Item 25
Replies: 9
Views: 2274

Re: 2/15 - Item 25

Colleagues, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and suggestions for item 25. As a follow up to our conversation on Tuesday, I am linking a version three that reflects many of the changes we discussed. Note, the red line is to version 1, not version 2, as many of the revisions are an update to the la...
by Ryan Alter
Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/15 - Item 25
Replies: 9
Views: 2274

Re: 2/15 - Item 25

Colleagues, Thank you for these suggestions. I appreciate your desire to make this a comprehensive look at our environmental goals and the best way to fund those goals where more investment is needed. To that end, I have incorporated nearly all the suggested edits, which you can find in the links be...
by Ryan Alter
Thu Feb 08, 2024 3:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/15 - Item 25
Replies: 9
Views: 2274

Re: 2/15 - Item 25

Council Member Alison Alter,
Thank you for your work on this issue and for these excellent suggestions. I would be happy to incorporate these additions into a version 2 of the resolution and will post an updated copy prior to next week's Council Meeting.

Regards,
Ryan
by Ryan Alter
Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/15 - Item 25
Replies: 9
Views: 2274

2/15 - Item 25

Dear colleagues, I am excited to announce that at the February 15 meeting, I will be introducing an item to create an environmental investment plan to meet our City’s goals for clean air, water, and energy. We have an urgent need to address climate change. As we live through extreme weather events t...
by Ryan Alter
Sun Jan 21, 2024 1:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Tuesday: Public Apology to Sexual Assault Survivors
Replies: 6
Views: 2254

Re: Tuesday: Public Apology to Sexual Assault Survivors

Thank you CM Alter for your tireless dedication to this issue. I share the sentiments of Chair Harper-Madison and am appreciative that she is postponing the start of our meeting so that we may first attend this important event.

Ryan
by Ryan Alter
Wed Jan 17, 2024 4:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Housing & Planning Committee
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Re: Housing & Planning Committee

Thank you, Chair Harper-Madison.

I appreciate your leadership and the opportunity to work with all of my colleagues on these critical housing and affordability issues. I look forward to kicking off a productive year on the Housing & Planning Committee next Tuesday.

Ryan
by Ryan Alter
Wed Dec 13, 2023 9:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 71 - Amendment
Replies: 2
Views: 7215

Re: Item 71 - Amendment

Colleagues, I would like to thank Council Member Velásquez for bringing this resolution. I support this effort to bring financial assistance to low or moderate income property owners to build or renovate their homes to include additional residential units. While I cannot attend tomorrow's council me...
by Ryan Alter
Wed Dec 06, 2023 3:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HOME Amendment
Replies: 9
Views: 24781

Re: HOME Amendment

Colleagues, As we move forward with this much-needed land use update, I want to ensure that we’re taking appropriate measures to preserve and enhance our tree protections. To that end, I will be bringing this motion at tomorrow’s meeting: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/8A-202312340...
by Ryan Alter
Wed Oct 25, 2023 5:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Tiny Homes & RVs, plus some suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 13942

Re: Tiny Homes & RVs, plus some suggestions

I would like to echo all of CM Pool's suggestions here. I agree that RVs present a different type of treatment than tiny homes and as such should not be included. Additionally, I think the two further areas of exploration - FAR limit and preservation of existing homes - both would beneficially advan...
by Ryan Alter
Wed Sep 20, 2023 5:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 101 Version 2
Replies: 2
Views: 3945

Re: Item 101 Version 2

Colleagues, In line with the discussion we had Tuesday about HealthSouth, I plan to offer the following amendment at tomorrow’s meeting. This amendment allows for us to make the most complete and informed decision about the future development of this site. It also accomplishes all the valuable goals...
by Ryan Alter
Wed Sep 20, 2023 3:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 102 Palm District Plan Amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 3490

Re: Item 102 Palm District Plan Amendments

Colleagues, Items 102 and 103 represent important planning work for the Eastern portion of our shared downtown. For too many years this area has not achieved its potential because of flood risk, poor planning, or simply neglect. This plan, and the public investment associated with it, will help to t...
by Ryan Alter
Wed Sep 13, 2023 7:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 17 - 9/14
Replies: 0
Views: 6166

Item 17 - 9/14

Colleagues, I would like to pull item 17 for two reasons. First, direction was sent out earlier today in the backup concerning the $2 million for PARD shade structures. I plan to offer the following direction for this item, which you can find here: https://services.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm...
by Ryan Alter
Wed Sep 13, 2023 3:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: TPID Update
Replies: 1
Views: 2323

Re: TPID Update

Linked below is the revised service plan proposal that was submitted to our staff after negotiations with the Austin Hotel Lodging Association. I have had the chance to review it with law and with our city staff and look forward to passing this as a part of our meeting tomorrow. http://assets.austin...
by Ryan Alter
Mon Sep 11, 2023 1:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: TPID Update
Replies: 1
Views: 2323

TPID Update

Colleagues, Councilmember Fuentes and I would like to share an update with you regarding the Austin Tourism Improvement District. Following CM Fuentes’s postponement of the service plan, we met with the Austin Hotel Lodging Association to find a solution to our key concern – the level and timing of ...
by Ryan Alter
Tue Aug 15, 2023 9:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY24 Budget Priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 21816

Re: FY24 Budget Priorities

Colleagues, To help move things along smoothly tomorrow, I want to provide a couple updates on amendments I have offered to the budget. I appreciate the Manager working with our office on these items that will bring valuable services to our community, particularly our unhoused neighbors. Budgets are...
by Ryan Alter
Mon Aug 07, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY24 Budget Priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 21816

Re: FY24 Budget Priorities

Colleagues, This budget cycle has highlighted many needs in our community and where we must invest to do better as a City. From these discussions with colleagues, community members, and our professional staff, I have prepared a few amendments for our deliberations this week. In sorting through many ...
by Ryan Alter
Thu Jul 20, 2023 3:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 111
Replies: 1
Views: 2640

Re: Item 111

An updated version of this amendment is available here: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 153755.pdf
by Ryan Alter
Thu Jul 20, 2023 1:45 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 190
Replies: 0
Views: 2995

Item 190

Colleagues, I am supportive of item 190, but believe that the proposed ordinance would be improved with some additional clarification and safeguards. After consulting with APD and representatives from the community, I will be offering the following amendment that all agree achieve the results desire...
by Ryan Alter
Wed Jul 19, 2023 10:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 111
Replies: 1
Views: 2640

Item 111

Colleagues, Below is an attachment for direction that I am proposing for item 111 concerning the emergency shelter at the Marshalling Yard. These directives are in line with recent conversations we have had as a dais about investing in results and creating meaningful accountability to ensure we rece...
by Ryan Alter
Mon Jun 12, 2023 12:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Charter Review Commission
Replies: 1
Views: 4003

Charter Review Commission

Colleagues, In early March we passed a resolution establishing a Charter Review Commission and asked for the body to start its work as early as practicable. One of the lessons learned from previous Charter Review Commissions was the need to deliver recommendations early enough for the community and ...
by Ryan Alter
Wed Jun 07, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Agenda Item 45 on Compatibility Reform
Replies: 3
Views: 3915

Re: Agenda Item 45 on Compatibility Reform

I want to thank CM Alison Alter for starting an important discussion to ensure we achieve the greatest amount of affordability with the tools we have available. Attached is my proposed substitute amendment that explores the potential of a two-tier compatibility reform. First, the manager will contin...
by Ryan Alter
Wed Jun 07, 2023 3:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment: Item 40 June 8th Agenda
Replies: 1
Views: 1634

Re: Amendment: Item 40 June 8th Agenda

Mayor and colleagues,

I appreciate this amendment and agree that lowering barriers for home ownership for historically disenfranchised communities strengthens this program. We will work with staff to include this language in an updated version of the item ahead of tomorrow's meeting.

Ryan
by Ryan Alter
Wed May 31, 2023 10:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 6/1 - Item 45
Replies: 0
Views: 3174

6/1 - Item 45

Colleagues, Tomorrow, I will be postponing item 45 until the June 8th agenda. By way of background, this resolution authorizes the Housing Authority of Travis County (HATC) to operate within the City limits for specific permanent supportive housing (PSH) projects. It was developed in response to a n...
by Ryan Alter
Wed May 17, 2023 1:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 63 - Brodie Oaks PUD
Replies: 0
Views: 3503

Item 63 - Brodie Oaks PUD

Colleagues, I wanted to provide updated language for the motion sheet we will be offering for item 63 related to the Brodie PUD at tomorrow’s meeting. Just as many of you, I have been deeply engaged with the applicant and staff to work towards resolution of the remaining ordinance issues. To that en...