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by Ryan Alter
Tue Jul 16, 2024 3:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Co-Sponsorship Request: Comprehensive Climate Implementation Program/Comprehensive Bond Package for 2026
Replies: 16
Views: 10059

Re: Co-Sponsorship Request: Comprehensive Climate Implementation Program/Comprehensive Bond Package for 2026

As I mentioned in today’s work session, I would like to propose the inclusion of language that subjects the Bond Advisory Task Force to the eligibility and ethical rules applicable to other boards and commissions, with a specification concerning individuals who have a potential conflict of interest ...
by Ryan Alter
Fri Jul 05, 2024 12:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Co-Sponsorship Request: Comprehensive Climate Implementation Program/Comprehensive Bond Package for 2026
Replies: 16
Views: 10059

Re: Co-Sponsorship Request: Comprehensive Climate Implementation Program/Comprehensive Bond Package for 2026

Mayor, I wanted to request a modification to the posting language to make it consistent with what I believe your intent to be as it relates to the timing discussed in your post and resolution. The language of the resolution and your post mention an election “no later than November 2026,” but the pos...
by Ryan Alter
Wed Jul 03, 2024 3:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Co-Sponsorship Request: Comprehensive Climate Implementation Program/Comprehensive Bond Package for 2026
Replies: 16
Views: 10059

Re: Co-Sponsorship Request: Comprehensive Climate Implementation Program/Comprehensive Bond Package for 2026

Since beginning this process, my goal has always been the same – What can we do as a City to protect this special place we call home today, tomorrow, and for generations to come? I am encouraged that this conversation, which had not been mentioned in future bond discussions, is now taking such a pro...
by Ryan Alter
Mon Jul 01, 2024 12:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Environmental Bond 2024
Replies: 1
Views: 2654

Environmental Bond 2024

Climate change is an emergency we face as a city, a state, a nation. To argue otherwise is to ignore what is right outside our front door – hotter and hotter summers, a decreasing water supply, and more extreme storms that inflict severe damage on our homes, trees, utilities, and daily life. We cann...
by Ryan Alter
Wed May 29, 2024 2:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AHFC002 - 5/30 mtg
Replies: 0
Views: 3364

AHFC002 - 5/30 mtg

Colleagues,
I will be bringing the below motion tomorrow to provide direction on item AHFC 002.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 142722.pdf

Ryan
by Ryan Alter
Wed May 29, 2024 11:25 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HOME companion affordability item for 5/30 agenda
Replies: 1
Views: 2737

Re: HOME companion affordability item for 5/30 agenda

Thank you CM Velásquez and fellow colleagues for leading on this important resolution to provide assistance and expand access to low and middle income homeowners. I would like to join you in co-sponsoring item 115.
by Ryan Alter
Wed May 29, 2024 9:28 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Senior/Disabled Property Tax Exemption Ordinance
Replies: 3
Views: 3658

Re: Senior/Disabled Property Tax Exemption Ordinance

Colleagues, I would like to thank City staff for keeping the Council updated on the timeline to approve a senior and disabled homestead exemption, and to the Mayor for acting quickly to get it on the Council agenda. Given the Council’s continued support of increasing this exemption to keep up with t...
by Ryan Alter
Fri May 24, 2024 6:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Environmental Investment Plan Next Steps
Replies: 1
Views: 2651

Re: Environmental Investment Plan Next Steps

On behalf of my colleagues, please see below for an updated letter with corrected headings for the respective utility and general fund tables, which were swapped in the original letter.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 175627.pdf

Ryan
by Ryan Alter
Fri May 24, 2024 4:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Environmental Investment Plan Next Steps
Replies: 1
Views: 2651

Environmental Investment Plan Next Steps

Colleagues, We are excited that next week we will continue making progress on our Environmental Investment Plan efforts. At the work session, we will hear from staff regarding the information shared in their recent memo. In advance of this briefing, our sub-quorum wanted to share our initial priorit...
by Ryan Alter
Thu May 16, 2024 9:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: New LDC Amendments
Replies: 3
Views: 2664

Re: New LDC Amendments

Colleagues, I was alerted to a small oversight in my last setbacks and impervious cover amendment that I corrected and am replacing with Version 2 below. Additionally, to ensure that the same alleyway compatibility protections are included in the ETOD, I am bringing an amendment to compatibility sta...
by Ryan Alter
Thu May 16, 2024 6:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: New LDC Amendments
Replies: 3
Views: 2664

Re: New LDC Amendments

Colleagues, I have some updates and changes to the amendments I posted this morning. Based on conversations with staff, I think these solutions will help forge a middle path on these issues. I will be withdrawing both of my earlier amendments and replacing them with these alternatives. Setbacks and ...
by Ryan Alter
Thu May 16, 2024 10:44 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: New LDC Amendments
Replies: 3
Views: 2664

Re: New LDC Amendments

HOME Delayed Implementation - WUI (Item 6) http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/14-202405137103943.pdf Colleagues, Since we will be amending and voting on the Planning Commission version of Item 6, I am offering this additional amendment to ensure staff’s initial language about delayed i...
by Ryan Alter
Thu May 16, 2024 9:30 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: New LDC Amendments
Replies: 3
Views: 2664

New LDC Amendments

Colleagues, I wanted to share an update regarding my proposed amendments. I am no longer offering my original amendments on Chapter 4-18 redevelopment requirements and fire concerns related to ingress/egress, but I am still offering my amendment on alleyway compatibility. I am also adding a few new ...
by Ryan Alter
Mon May 13, 2024 5:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 3158

LDC Amendments

Colleagues, In preparation for tomorrow’s Work Session, I wanted to share my proposed amendments. Waiver of Replacement Requirement (Item 1 - Ch 4-18-33) http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/88-202405134171916.pdf This item authorizes a waiver process for the replacement of affordable un...
by Ryan Alter
Fri May 10, 2024 9:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting 5/16/24
Replies: 2
Views: 2528

Re: Council Meeting 5/16/24

Thank you for the update. I agree with splitting the items and appreciate you doing so. Looking forward to a productive discussion next week.

Ryan
by Ryan Alter
Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:18 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Community homelessness meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 7197

Community homelessness meeting

Colleagues, Homelessness is a challenge throughout Austin, and it is uniquely critical in parts of District 5. The area surrounding the Sunrise Navigation Center has experienced and continues to experience a large amount of activity related to individuals experiencing homelessness, and my office has...
by Ryan Alter
Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 34 Motion
Replies: 0
Views: 7314

Item 34 Motion

Colleagues, Tomorrow, I plan to offer an amendment to item 34, concerning the extension of operations at the Marshalling Yard. These proposed changes strike a balance of providing important shelter beds for our unhoused population to access with the need to invest in housing solutions. As we saw thi...
by Ryan Alter
Mon Apr 01, 2024 3:47 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 39 - Amendment
Replies: 1
Views: 2611

Re: Item 39 - Amendment

Thanks for the edit, CM Pool. I am happy to accept this as a friendly amendment and I appreciate your support of Item 39.

Ryan
by Ryan Alter
Tue Mar 26, 2024 8:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Manager Search Update
Replies: 5
Views: 17683

Re: City Manager Search Update

I want to congratulate TC Broadnax on his selection and really look forward to getting to work together to not just solve the pressing challenges facing Austin, but build on all the areas that already make this such a great place to live. I also would like to thank Sara Hensley for putting herself f...
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: 5804

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: 10131

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: 10131

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: 10131

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: 10131

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: 5358

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