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by Ann Kitchen
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Affordability Action Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 9261

Re: Affordability Action Plan

CM Troxclair Thank you for helping us all move forward on giving some structure to the affordability measures we have been working on. I appreciate the work that the community groups you mentioned have been engaged in to help the community move forward to address our affordability crisis. I wanted t...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Remote General Citizen's Communication via Videoconferencing
Replies: 0
Views: 2788

Remote General Citizen's Communication via Videoconferencing

Dear Colleagues, The District 6 pilot and proof of concept for remote General Citizen’s Communication through videoconferencing showed that technology can provide means for public meetings to be more available to a broader range of participants. My office has been working with City Hall IT staff to ...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Grove PUD - Employer Assisted Housing
Replies: 1
Views: 3188

Grove PUD - Employer Assisted Housing

All, Following up on this morning’s post regarding the resolution proposed in Item 31 tomorrow, I want to bring to your attention to language in the 5th “Whereas” clause as well as language in my post on the subject last Friday. This language relates to the Landowners responsibilities regarding an e...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Motion for Grove: Employer Assisted Housing Program
Replies: 0
Views: 2691

Motion for Grove: Employer Assisted Housing Program

All I want to congratulate all involved for the agreement recently reached on the Grove development and to thank everyone for their time, efforts, and passion for creating a community asset for the city and the neighborhoods. I intend to support the mediated agreement as proposed, and have a motion ...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: ITEM #8 Affordable Housing on City Land
Replies: 0
Views: 3061

ITEM #8 Affordable Housing on City Land

All I want to thank the Mayor Pro Tem and my fellow Councilmembers for bringing forward Item #8 related to identifying city land available for affordable housing. There have been discussions related to this items in various settings for a number of years and this helps move to the next steps so the ...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 12 (Cultural Arts contracts)
Replies: 0
Views: 3087

Item 12 (Cultural Arts contracts)

All CM Casar and I understand that you may be receiving emails regarding Item #12 Cultural Arts contracts, which are not accurate with regard to the current amendment language. The contract language CM Casar and I are proposing does one simple thing – asks the contractor to “make best efforts to neg...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment - 9/22 Item 9
Replies: 0
Views: 2699

Amendment - 9/22 Item 9

Colleagues, As I mentioned in work session, please see the motion sheet linked below with an amendment to item 9. This amendment approves all funding awards, and allows the staff process for negotiating contracts to proceed for all organizations. The language directs staff to return to council with ...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri May 27, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: June Mobility Committee Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 3432

Re: June Mobility Committee Meeting

All Now that MobilityTalks results have been provided, I wanted to remind everyone of the next steps in the process the Council laid out earlier in the year for consideration of the next major transportation projects and funding options. I also wanted to respond to questions I received and avoid any...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed May 11, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment - Item 19 (Tax Swap)
Replies: 1
Views: 3178

Amendment - Item 19 (Tax Swap)

Collegues, I am in favor of and support the concepts proposed in this ordinance, and with this amendment my intention is to make it very clear that we do not want to place any additional tax burden on residents over 65 or disabled. Motion sheet: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/51-20...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: TNC Options
Replies: 2
Views: 5396

Re: TNC Options

Mayor and Council I want to thank the Mayor for his efforts to find common ground and potentially enter into a MOU with TNC companies. However, I do not support the proposed MOU as written, in particular Paragraph 4.1, because the provision essentially negates the purpose of the Thumbs Up Program an...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Transition Committee Report Draft
Replies: 2
Views: 4587

Transition Committee Report Draft

All

Please follow the link below to review the latest draft of the Transition Committee Report. We are scheduled to discuss it in next Tuesday's (2/2) work session.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 180643.doc

THANK YOU
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Council Appointee Performance Evaluation
Replies: 3
Views: 7352

Re: City Council Appointee Performance Evaluation

Thank you Mayor for moving this process forward

I would like to concur with CM Pool suggestion regarding the 360 evaluation.
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: TNC Ordinance Timeline for January
Replies: 2
Views: 5173

TNC Ordinance Timeline for January

All In an effort to ensure adequate time for all Councilmembers to review and discuss the next stage of TNC proposed provisions (for example, the incentives discussed on Dec 17th), as a follow-up to the ordinance passed on December 17th, I have confirmed the following process approach and timeline w...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Moving Date of Austin Energy Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 9142

Re: Moving Date of Austin Energy Meeting

CM Garza and I have a CapMetro Board Meeting the afternoon of January 25th - noon to 3pm.

I do agree that moving the AE Committee meeting away from January 28th would be best. Thank you for thinking ahead!
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: TNC Ordinance Press Release
Replies: 1
Views: 4871

TNC Ordinance Press Release

Council Members,

Below is a link to a press release regarding the TNC ordinance.

http://bit.ly/1TV8Hpv
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: TNC Ordinance 12/17 Motion Sheet
Replies: 1
Views: 4661

TNC Ordinance 12/17 Motion Sheet

When the Austin Police Department reports having received seven complaints of TNC drivers sexually assaulting between April and August 2015, and when experts at SafePlace tell us they have provided exams and support in the past few months for five individuals who reported that they were assaulted by...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: TNC Ordinance
Replies: 2
Views: 6118

TNC Ordinance

Dear Council Member colleagues: Thursday, we will be considering a recommendation from the Mobility Committee to revise the interim TNC ordinance that was put in place by the previous City Council in October 2014. The Mobility Committee has continued the work set forth in the ordinance which directe...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Quarter Cent Fund Resolution
Replies: 2
Views: 5251

Quarter Cent Fund Resolution

Council,
Below is a link to the resolution passed by the Mobility Committee this morning regarding the Quarter Cent Fund.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 21536.docx

Thank you
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Ride Services Fact Sheet
Replies: 1
Views: 4286

Austin Ride Services Fact Sheet

AUSTIN RIDE SERVICES FACT SHEET Austin currently has multiple transportation options for our community: taxicabs, TNC (Transportation Network Companies), limos, charters, pedicabs, shuttles, and even horse-drawn carriages. All of these ground transportation companies have regulatory requirements and...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mobility Committee - TNC Ordinance Proposed Amendments
Replies: 5
Views: 12103

Re: Mobility Committee - TNC Ordinance Proposed Amendments

Amend City Code to address fee equity and cost of service: The City Manager is directed to initiate an amendment to City code Chapter 13-2 to establish a fee for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) with the following provisions and to bring back to the Mobility Committee for recommendation to Co...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mobility Committee - TNC Ordinance Proposed Amendments
Replies: 5
Views: 12103

Re: Mobility Committee - TNC Ordinance Proposed Amendments

All The Council Mobility Committee will be considering ideas to meet our responsibility to protect the safety of Austinites and visitors using new ride services. These are many of the same safety laws that TNCs (like Uber) works with in other communities like Houston, New York, Chicago and more that...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mobility Committee - TNC Ordinance Proposed Amendments
Replies: 5
Views: 12103

Re: Mobility Committee - TNC Ordinance Proposed Amendments

All The Mobility Committee will be addressing proposed amendments to the TNC Ordinance tomorrow, Wednesday October 7th, during our meeting, posted from 3pm to 6pm A public hearing was held at our September meeting. At tomorrow's meeting, we are asking stakeholders (including TNC companies) to be ava...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Taxpayer funded legislative Lobbying
Replies: 1
Views: 3560

Re: Taxpayer funded legislative Lobbying

We had a productive discussion at Work Session yesterday and I look forward to working with the Mayor and my fellow Councilmembers on bringing forward a proposed legislative agenda for consideration. I'm sure there are a number of Council Members who may want to work on developing an agenda / updati...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Kitchen Explanation of Public Safety APD Items
Replies: 0
Views: 2860

CM Kitchen Explanation of Public Safety APD Items

All I wanted to share the information learned from Friday's meeting with APD regarding items on the Council Concept Budget related to APD. (Thank you so much to Chief Manley and his staff for such quick responses and working with us on approaches) Community Policing Item $250,000 Budget Increase (sa...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Kitchen Item for Tuesday Budget Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 3042

CM Kitchen Item for Tuesday Budget Discussion

All I understand from Finance that the cost of living analysis required to implement Concept Menu Item 3.17 will not be available in time for our budget process. (3.17 related to full-cost recovery policies for the enforcement costs for the Repeat Offender Program) In order to capture the intent of ...