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by Ann Kitchen
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mobility Committee - TNC Ordinance Proposed Amendments
Replies: 5
Views: 12104

Mobility Committee - TNC Ordinance Proposed Amendments

The Mobility Committee in the 9/2/15 meeting will be reviewing proposed amendments to the TNC Ordinance. Below is a breakdown comparison of the proposed amendments and the existing ordinance. This information can also be found in a more readable, printable format here: http://assets.austintexas.gov/...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed amendment to Short-Term Rental Resolution
Replies: 4
Views: 6769

Re: Proposed amendment to Short-Term Rental Resolution

I will participate. Thank you for bringing forward
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Traffic Fatalities
Replies: 0
Views: 3384

Traffic Fatalities

All This post is to share information about traffic fatalities: _____________________________________________________________ Last week’s traffic fatalities in our community again spotlighted the tragic rise of pedestrian and auto related fatalities. I would like to take this opportunity to report t...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mobility Committee: TNC Consideration
Replies: 0
Views: 2922

Mobility Committee: TNC Consideration

All When the Mobility Committee and Council first took up ground transportation issues in the Spring we discussed that we would take up TNC issues after concluding the taxi franchise process The following is the Mobility Committee's timetable for addressing TNC issues. There will be opportunities fo...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Google Fiber Connections Program
Replies: 2
Views: 4572

Re: Google Fiber Connections Program

Thank you for the information.

I will support an entity in the same zip code with a similar mission and scoring, but do not have one in particular to recommend.
by Ann Kitchen
Fri May 29, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Drainage Fee Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 5679

Drainage Fee Questions

All Following the Public Hearing on May 21st of potential changes to the drainage fee methodology, the Council passed the item on 2nd reading and asked the Public Utility Committee to work with staff on developing options to address issues that were raised. The Public Utility Committee will consider...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue May 26, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Explanation of Challenge Process and Payment of Taxes
Replies: 0
Views: 3461

Explanation of Challenge Process and Payment of Taxes

All CM Pool and I confirmed with the Tax Assessor Collector Bruce Elfant that the following language accurately reflects this piece of the proposed process, in the event that the City Council moves forward with the challenge to the appraised value of commercial property. We will share more informati...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon May 25, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Flood Mitigation Initiative
Replies: 2
Views: 4963

Flood Mitigation Initiative

All I have been consulting with neighborhood representatives on flood mitigation issues, particularly for the Onion Creek and Williamson Creek areas in District 5. As is painfully apparent today, this is a very serious issue for all of Austin. I will be reaching out to my colleagues to discuss creat...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue May 19, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CAG - ITEMS #26 AND #40 MAY 21 AGENDA
Replies: 0
Views: 3503

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CAG - ITEMS #26 AND #40 MAY 21 AGENDA

Hello All I will be proposing as a next step for the CAG the following steps (1) reauthorize the CAG to 22017 (through the life of the CodeNext process); (2) align the appointments to the new 10-1 Council, to be consistent with other B&C and allow the 10 Councilmembers to make their own appointments...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Taxicab Franchise Agreements - Mobility Committee Report
Replies: 0
Views: 3657

Taxicab Franchise Agreements - Mobility Committee Report

Councilmembers The following is a brief summary of the Mobility Committee's initial actions related to the Taxicab Franchise Agreement - which relate only to first reading and items 29 - 30 on the April 23rd Council Agenda. This reflects our discussion in Work Session _______________________________...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mobility Committee Upcoming Meetings - Taxicab / TNC
Replies: 3
Views: 6735

Re: Mobility Committee Upcoming Meetings - Taxicab / TNC

CM Pool -

yes we will be addressing the issue you mention as part of the briefing items
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Legislative Update
Replies: 2
Views: 5297

Re: Legislative Update

Thank you CM Troxclair!

Definitely timely. I'd like to ask that a copy of our Legislative Agenda be sent to everyone prior to the Worksession so we can have some time to review it.
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution adding to CodeNEXT Citizen Advisory Group members
Replies: 8
Views: 14614

Re: Resolution adding to CodeNEXT Citizen Advisory Group mem

I am interested in working on this resolution and expanding participation on the CAG

Ann Kitchen
Council Member District 5
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mobility Committee Upcoming Meetings - Taxicab / TNC
Replies: 3
Views: 6735

Mobility Committee Upcoming Meetings - Taxicab / TNC

Councilmembers I wanted to let you all know the agenda for our first two Mobility Committee meetings, in case anyone plans to participate. The Agendas will be posted with more details - but the following provides you with the items we will cover in these meetings -- which are driven by deadlines for...
by Ann Kitchen
Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: March 2nd Policy Workshop - Resource Recovery, Austin Energy
Replies: 6
Views: 12291

Re: March 2nd Policy Workshop - Resource Recovery, Austin En

Vanessa I'd like to suggest adding Paul Robbins to the Other Voices section for the Austin Energy briefing on Monday He has been heavily involved in policy of AE since 1977; helped start Austin's clean energy program in the 1980s; worked on purchasing green energy for City operations, and also alert...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Invitation, this Friday
Replies: 2
Views: 5262

Invitation, this Friday

You Are Invited! 2015 People's Gallery Opening Showcasing District 5 Artists from Thornton Road Studios Dear Councilmembers, I wanted to personally invite you to my office to enjoy the work of District 5's very own, Thornton Road Studios. I hope that you will join us on February 25th 6:00-9:00 pm at...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Parks and impacts of events
Replies: 5
Views: 10274

Re: Parks and impacts of events

Thanks Ellen. I have been meeting also, since District 5 represents the neighborhoods on the east side of the park. There's a number of our districts that touch on Zilker Park and LadyBird Lake

I appreciate the chance for us all to work together on this important issue!
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in each District
Replies: 2
Views: 6095

Re: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in each Distric

I am also interested, particularly for medications - perhaps there is an opportunity to collaborate with pharmacies / medical offices. And we would need to understand the costs. I look forward to the discussion
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Parks and impacts of events
Replies: 5
Views: 10274

Re: Parks and impacts of events

I would also
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution re health coverage for city workers
Replies: 1
Views: 5628

Resolution re health coverage for city workers

Hello All I'm posting here a proposed resolution to begin the process for addressing health care coverage for all city workers. I brought this resolution forward, with my colleagues, because I think it is critical for the City of Austin to have a more complete understanding of the impact of the city...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Results of Texas’ Largest Metro Area Mayors Summit
Replies: 2
Views: 5935

Re: Results of Texas’ Largest Metro Area Mayors Summit

Thank you for the update. And thank you to the Mayor for hosting this important meeting! This type of collaboration is important for the City of Austin.

I think it would be helpful to have an update on the city's Legislative Agenda at a Council Worksession.
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AE issues
Replies: 2
Views: 5927

Re: AE issues

Thanks CM Tovo. I'd like to also support this request
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution to add local elected officials for TDHCA scoring
Replies: 5
Views: 10950

Re: Resolution to add local elected officials for TDHCA scor

CM Zimmerman

I'd like to understand this issue and thank you for bringing this forward. Can you point me to the section of the state law that would need to be changed?
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed amendments to Homestead Exemption report request
Replies: 5
Views: 10795

Re: Proposed amendments to Homestead Exemption report reques

All I support directing the City Manager to include an analysis that addresses renters and provides information by district. I am concerned about asking the City Manager for recommendations at this point, and would prefer an identification of options. My thoughts on an amendment to CM Troxclair's re...