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by Leslie Pool
Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Amendments to Agenda and Committees Ordinance
Replies: 10
Views: 20371

Re: Proposed Amendments to Agenda and Committees Ordinance

All, I am drafting an amendment to Item 26 to delete Intergovernmental Relations as a committee at our meeting tomorrow, based on our discussion at work session yesterday. I believe another amendment will be offered to combine the Audit and Finance Committees into one. By my count, with these change...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Amendments to Agenda and Committees Ordinance
Replies: 10
Views: 20371

Re: Proposed Amendments to Agenda and Committees Ordinance

Here's the full link for Ann's pdf .... basically just copy this and paste into your browser and the document should appear. (Reason the link above doesn't work is the "f" is left off at the end.) http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/91081070-FAEE-3E4B-9FCDC00654F3B1CC1B1F5ACD4A5A1F8A4CC...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Council members as sponsors for events for fee waivers
Replies: 8
Views: 15544

Re: City Council members as sponsors for events for fee waiv

CM Zimmerman, expecting everyone in the City to participate strikes me as an unusually high bar and would be difficult if not impossible to measure or confirm. There's an existing expectation underlying the choice of public events traditionally included in the fee waivers list, however, that may com...
by Leslie Pool
Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Community Engagement on Proposed New Council System
Replies: 16
Views: 28678

Re: Community Engagement on Proposed New Council System

CM Kitchen, I would like an update on how the previous council committees operated (e.g., frequency, meeting day & time, quorum and voting rules, citizen communications, staff & citizen info briefings timeframes, any procedures followed). I'm thinking that having info on how council committees opera...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Policy explorations
Replies: 5
Views: 10022

Re: Policy explorations

I've been asked to add issues relating to access and people with disabilities to our list of policy discussions.

Thank you!

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Council members as sponsors for events for fee waivers
Replies: 8
Views: 15544

Re: City Council members as sponsors for events for fee waiv

I'm interested in hearing results of your questions, too, CM Gallo, so thanks for posting them here. Questions raised due to the recent bike race at Zilker Park have me thinking about our policies in this regard and should be answered as well, which I believe touches on your questions as to how spec...
by Leslie Pool
Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Hate Crimes Task Force
Replies: 3
Views: 6722

Re: Hate Crimes Task Force

Council Member Tovo, thanks for the note about this Task Force. I would be interested in attending the meeting Thursday.
by Leslie Pool
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Community Engagement on Proposed New Council System
Replies: 16
Views: 28678

Re: Community Engagement on Proposed New Council System

Tonight I presented information to a fully packed meeting room at the Yarborough Branch Library about the new committees and upcoming public hearing. The crowd was gathered to hear three visions for the Burnet Road Corridor, so it was timely and relevant to bring this information to residents of Dis...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Public Engagement Task Force
Replies: 2
Views: 5245

Public Engagement Task Force

All, I would like to advise that I will move forward on an item we outlined in our Proposal for Council Meetings and Committees document by crafting a draft resolution for our Jan 29 agenda to form a Public Engagement Task Force, specifically: Item 4: Take immediate steps to initiate longer term imp...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Community Engagement on Proposed New Council System
Replies: 16
Views: 28678

Re: Community Engagement on Proposed New Council System

Responding to Council Member Kitchen's latest post, my office is in the midst of contacting and responding to contacts from District 7 neighborhood groups to have time on an upcoming NA meeting agenda to introduce my staff and update neighbors on activity to date of council. I am also sending emails...