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by Ann Kitchen
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 113
Replies: 1
Views: 2502

Item 113

The Mayor and I would like to put forward the following amendment language for discussion: Amend Ordinance: PART 8. Proposition J: Shall a city ordinance be adopted to require both a waiting period, for up to three years, and subsequent voter approval before future comprehensive revisions of the Cit...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: We Should Consider if We Need a New and Different Process to
Replies: 3
Views: 10984

Re: We Should Consider if We Need a New and Different Proces

Colleagues Since the 10-1 Council took office, City Council members have been listening to the people of Austin, our city staff and consultants throughout the process of creating a new Land Development Code with the expectation it would reflect our shared values and meet the challenges of a growing ...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Transit-supportive measures at Mckalla
Replies: 1
Views: 3666

Re: Transit-supportive measures at Mckalla

Colleagues Thank you CM Garza for your post. I agree with the critical importance of including in any potential proposal a plan with transit supportive measures, including the three items you list. I would consider these along with providing free rides on CapMetro along with the purchase of a ticket...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Bond Proposal Amendment
Replies: 6
Views: 6567

Re: Bond Proposal Amendment

Colleagues, I have updated the proposed language (links below) with minor changes to reflect additional information provided by our legal staff. I look forward to our discussion tomorrow. Amended Resolution v2: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/A4-20180627183822.pdf Amended Exhibit A ...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Bond Proposal Amendment
Replies: 6
Views: 6567

Bond Proposal Amendment

Colleagues, Below I have linked a proposed approach to address the priorities that several of you raised today at work session including: - affordable housing - parks (Guerrero, Trevino) - pools - urban trails - MACC - creative spaces This proposal preserves funding for bridge repairs as well as our...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Density Bonus / fee-in-lieu
Replies: 0
Views: 3084

Density Bonus / fee-in-lieu

Colleagues: Below is my attempt to capture our CodeNext discussion yesterday morning regarding a request to staff to provide potential approaches to the approval process for fee-in-lieu requests for the density bonus program. Here's the proposed language for this request to staff. Please add, change...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed May 09, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Planning Commission Item #16
Replies: 1
Views: 3287

Planning Commission Item #16

On behalf of Council Member Kitchen: Motion to replace Options A and B; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN: Delete Parts 1 and 2. Replace Part 3 with the following: Administrative Requirements. (A) The City Manager, in consultation with the City Clerk, is directe...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: RE: Parkland Protection
Replies: 2
Views: 4488

Re: RE: Parkland Protection

Following is a link to the resolution:

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 121927.pdf
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: RE: Parkland Protection
Replies: 2
Views: 4488

RE: Parkland Protection

All As co-sponsors, we are posting a resolution for consideration at our February 15th Council meeting that directs our staff to: - Remove the city parkland (Butler Shores in Zilker Park, Roy Guerrero Park) as possible locations for a MLS stadium - Provide more in-depth analysis of the McKalla Lane ...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 12/14 Agenda Item 98
Replies: 0
Views: 3619

12/14 Agenda Item 98

Regarding agenda item 98: Over the course of the last couple of years the identified area has had an increase in the number of persons experiencing homelessness and those who prey on that vulnerable population and area residents. Multiple meetings were held, particularly in since late Spring, to ide...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Street Rename
Replies: 1
Views: 3123

Street Rename

Colleagues, Per our conversation today at worksession, I, along with the Mayor, CMs Pool, Casar, Tovo and Alter, will be submitting applications to rename Robert E. Lee Road and Jeff Davis Avenue. If you would also like to have your name listed on the application, please let me know here. Thanks, An...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Agenda Item 33, Aug 10
Replies: 0
Views: 3027

Agenda Item 33, Aug 10

CM Kitchen offers the following amendments incorporated into MPT Tovo's resolution on potential temprary shelters for colleagues' consideration. Thank you.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 155839.pdf
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 57, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
Replies: 0
Views: 2551

Item 57, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

All I will be proposing the following amendments to Agenda Item #57 as discussed at Tuesday's work session: Amendment 1: In the first Be it Resolved clause, add “the Strategic Housing Blueprint” to the list of plans with which the City Manager will assess alignment so that the clause reads “…aligns ...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Budget Process
Replies: 1
Views: 3957

Re: Council Budget Process

Mayor Thank you for posting the suggested approach to our budget process this year. The process works well and is intended to provide more transparency for the public and each of us - as we work together with staff to finalize the budget. The proposed process works well and I have only a few questio...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Gentrification & Displacement Initiative
Replies: 4
Views: 6896

Re: Gentrification & Displacement Initiative

CM Pool I appreciate your leadership and efforts on this issue and look forward to co-sponsoring the initiative with you and other Councilmembers. I also am familiar with Dr. Mueller's work and pleased to have the opportunity for her expertise on this project. Best Regards Ann Kitchen City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 06/21 CodeNEXT Worksession
Replies: 1
Views: 3285

Re: 06/21 CodeNEXT Worksession

All Last week I proposed on the Message Board and discussed at the Work Session an approach to addressing the small area planning process. As part of that discussion, Council requested that staff/consultants come forward with an approach and reflect that approach in the next draft of CodeNext mappin...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Suggested approach to Small Area Planning and Code Next
Replies: 0
Views: 2407

Suggested approach to Small Area Planning and Code Next

All CodeNext alignment with Imagine Austin for all of Austin is one of the goals of CodeNext, both now and in the future. So that all parts of Austin have the opportunity for more transportation options (e.g. less congested roads, transit options etc) walkable neighborhoods, housing choices, jobs cl...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed May 31, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Code Next work sessions
Replies: 14
Views: 15555

Re: Code Next work sessions

All

I would also like to add the RPP (Residential Parking Program) to the parking discussion. I am hearing concerns that this program is being discontinued. The program is an important solution for parking issues in many areas.

THANKS

Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Wed May 31, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Code Next work sessions
Replies: 14
Views: 15555

Re: Code Next work sessions

All I'm proposing the following changes to the schedule: 1) Switch out the Infrastructure needs and planning / flooding to either June 14 or June 21 or 26. I think we will need 1.5 hours 2) Continue conversation about the timeline post April (eg after adopting) - specifically including small area pl...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed May 31, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Code Next work session 5/31/17
Replies: 1
Views: 2961

Re: Code Next work session 5/31/17

Suggested switch out of agenda items: Please move the infrastructure needs and planning / flooding to another day for the CodeNext discussion. I would like to allow for 1.5 hours for this discussion - 1 hour will likely not be sufficient. I suggest switching out topics with the June 14th. Alternativ...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu May 25, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Code Next work sessions
Replies: 14
Views: 15555

Re: Code Next work sessions

Thank you all for your comments on Code Next Work Sessions. Here are initial thoughts on sessions: 1) I would ask that we have our first CodeNext discussion on either May 30th or 31st and that we set the meeting as a priority at a time certain - inotherwords, if we push to the end of an agenda, we w...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu May 04, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 11 Council Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 8116

Re: May 11 Council Meeting

I would prefer to keep the May 11th meeting, because I generally prefer shorter meetings rather than adding these items to another meeting.

With that said, I do not have any time sensitive items for May 11th

Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Strategic Housing Plan
Replies: 1
Views: 3072

Re: Strategic Housing Plan UPDATE

All We have posted an IFC for this Thursday directing the City Manager to create an Implemental Plan for the Strategic Housing Plan, once it is adopted. In addition to the posted language, we will be revising the resolution to include the following: The City Manager is directed to create an Interdep...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Strategic Housing Plan
Replies: 1
Views: 3072

Strategic Housing Plan

All I wanted to let everyone know that I will be bringing forward an amendment / resolution (checking on which is appropriate) directing the City Manager / our staff to bring us a detailed implementation work plan for the Strategic Housing Plan by a specified date. This will help Council, staff, and...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Strategy Workshop: Part II
Replies: 1
Views: 3921

Re: Council Strategy Workshop: Part II

Hi All My thoughts on the Strategic Planning Session: - I think it would be important to lay out a timeline that gets us to metrics that we can use for this year's budget cycle - at least for some of the key outcomes/indicators. One of our primary purposes for this planning is to align our budget pr...