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by Leslie Pool
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: McKalla Lane/MLS Soccer
Replies: 6
Views: 9810

Comments and Amendments to the McKalla Place resolution, Ite

Colleagues: As you are all aware, I joined MPT Tovo’s resolution to pursue a feasibility study and community engagement process for a soccer stadium focused on the city-owned McKalla Place site in District 7 – I did this to begin a full public conversation about the potential opportunities and chall...
by Leslie Pool
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Dates for Council's CodeNEXT public hearings
Replies: 1
Views: 3898

Dates for Council's CodeNEXT public hearings

Colleagues, last week Planning & Zoning staff checked with Council offices to advise that dates for Council's two CodeNEXT public hearings were being tentatively set for May 30 and 31, 2018. What wasn't evident at the time this was done was that graduation ceremonies for numerous area high schools a...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: McKalla Lane/MLS Soccer
Replies: 6
Views: 9810

Re: McKalla Lane/MLS Soccer

MPT Tovo, thanks for posting. Let's include the list of stakeholders as an exhibit, emphasizing that the list is not intended to be all-inclusive. If we've overlooked a group or interested party, then this list will help us identify them. The list is copied from PARD's memo sent December 14, 2017. I...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 35 on 3/8/18 agenda (AWU rates)
Replies: 1
Views: 3207

Re: Item 35 on 3/8/18 agenda (AWU rates)

MPT Tovo, thank you for the questions to AWU relating to ammonia and sulfates levels in our water supply coming from industrial users. I am of the opinion that these customers should be fully financially and operationally responsible for removing or remediating any pollutants their industrial proces...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Fee Waiver for March For Our Lives
Replies: 2
Views: 5855

Fee Waiver for March For Our Lives

Dear Colleagues: On March 24, in response to the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, FL, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC and in communities across the US, including in Austin, to demand their lives and safety become a priority a...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2018 dates for AE Utility Oversight Cmte
Replies: 0
Views: 4011

2018 dates for AE Utility Oversight Cmte

All, I wanted to provide some context for the dates for our Austin Energy Oversight committee meetings in 2018. AE General Manager Jackie Sargent and her staff prepared a proposal that moves our meetings from fourth Monday mornings at 9.30 a.m. to fourth Wednesdays at 1.30 p.m. specifically to align...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 46 – Proposed Amendment
Replies: 3
Views: 6150

Re: Item 46 – Proposed Amendment

MPT Tovo, thanks for bringing your resolution relating to Major League Soccer. I am intrigued by the possibilities, too, and see the opportunities very broadly. So what I will propose when we bring this item up for discussion is to remove all names and specific team references so that we may have th...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #14 - Amendment to Draft Ordinance
Replies: 1
Views: 3675

Re: Item #14 - Amendment to Draft Ordinance

CM Houston, I would be supportive of the more generic reference in place of the specific. Thanks for offering this.

Regards,

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Thoughts on CodeNEXT timeline
Replies: 0
Views: 3709

Thoughts on CodeNEXT timeline

Colleagues, this week’s agenda has an item (Item 6) approving an additional $2 million for Opticos to continue its work. This provides us an opportunity to have a conversation on some very pressing issues facing all of us on CodeNEXT -- namely, whether the hard April 2018 deadline we have set for ou...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: additional topics for CodeNEXT work sessions
Replies: 0
Views: 2734

additional topics for CodeNEXT work sessions

Colleagues: I’d like to add a few topics to the CodeNEXT work sessions. 1. Open Space Changes from present code; new definitions and design models; relationship between “Open,” “Common,” and “Civic” space; applicability of Open Space related to parkland dedication requirements. 2. Watershed Protecti...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 9/27 Work Session
Replies: 2
Views: 3677

Re: 9/27 Work Session

sorry - the entry I just posted here was intended for a different thread!

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Downtown Puzzle Work Session 9/22?
Replies: 6
Views: 9191

Re: Downtown Puzzle Work Session 9/22?

Colleagues, thanks to all for the extra efforts and hard work dealing with the proposal the Mayor is offering. A number of questions relating to process and expected outcomes still need to be answered before any decisions are made to expand the Convention Center. This is a huge decision with far-rea...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 9/27 Work Session
Replies: 2
Views: 3677

Re: 9/27 Work Session

Colleagues, thanks to all for the extra efforts and hard work dealing with the proposal the Mayor is offering. A number of questions relating to process and expected outcomes still need to be answered before any decisions are made to expand the Convention Center. This is a huge decision with far-rea...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HOT resolution on August 31, 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 3593

Re: HOT resolution on August 31, 2017

Colleagues, I appreciate and support MPT Tovo's message. I, too, am looking forward to discussing the ways we can share the revenue the City receives via the Hotel Occupancy Tax. Additionally, I want to re-emphasize that our Legal staff reminds us that we cannot use HOT revenue to fund projects rela...
by Leslie Pool
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Waste Management Policy Work Group
Replies: 1
Views: 3269

Re: Waste Management Policy Work Group

Addendum - go here for transcripts and presentations from the work group :: http://austintexas.gov/workinggroup
by Leslie Pool
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Waste Management Policy Work Group
Replies: 1
Views: 3269

Waste Management Policy Work Group

Colleagues, relating to our discussion on item 40 at today's meeting, and in advance of sending the work group's report, I'd like to direct you to the website for agendas and videos of the many meetings held with stakeholders to review the policy issues relating to our waste disposal policy and the ...
by Leslie Pool
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CodeNext Process
Replies: 1
Views: 2970

Re: CodeNext Process

Colleagues, I write to indicate my support for the version 3.0 proposal CM Alter is recommending. Giving the commissions a chance to review the amended draft is a smart idea as it will allow our appointees to confirm that their edits and recommendations have been included as intended. All changes co...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Waste Management Work Group report
Replies: 0
Views: 2639

Waste Management Work Group report

Colleagues, Reporting back on two items: 1) The Working Group has asked staff to proceed with the Organics By Gosh draft contract for our June 22 agenda. You’ll recall that in March the Council indefinitely postponed this contract for curbside compost processing to allow a newly created Working Grou...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Plaza Saltillo as it relates to Masontown
Replies: 1
Views: 3059

Re: Plaza Saltillo as it relates to Masontown

CM Houston, thanks for sharing the email message from Bob Ward. I am very interested in hearing more about the history of the Plaza Saltillo site, especially as it relates to an earlier African-American neighborhood, Masontown. I would welcome Endeavor and Capital Metro addressing the issue at their...
by Leslie Pool
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Tomorrow 9 AM: Press Event, Immigrant Legal Services
Replies: 1
Views: 3206

Re: Tomorrow 9 AM: Press Event, Immigrant Legal Services

Greg, thanks for posting. I plan to attend.

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Feb 25 Convention Center and Palm School discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 4050

Re: Feb 25 Convention Center and Palm School discussion

MPT, thanks - I may be able to attend. List me as tentative.

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Marking your committee preferences
Replies: 3
Views: 5031

Marking your committee preferences

Colleagues, here is an accounting of preferences indicated earlier today for committee participation. CM Alter: Housing & Planning; Mobility CM Garza: Health & Human Services; Mobility CM Kitchen: Health & Human Services, Housing & Planning; Mobility CM Pool: Audit & Finance; Housing & Planning OR M...
by Leslie Pool
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Convention Center briefing
Replies: 1
Views: 3086

Re: Convention Center briefing

Kathie, this sounds like a good way to approach the need for all of us to be up-to-speed on the various initiatives underway downtown.

Thanks for organizing.

Leslie
by Leslie Pool
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Oaks Postponement
Replies: 1
Views: 3509

Re: Austin Oaks Postponement

CM Alter, I will support your request for postponement. Having been in similar shoes in the past, and knowing how much can be accomplished during a postponement, I fully support your request. I suggest this be announced at tomorrow's work session, too, to signal the postponement as early as possible...
by Leslie Pool
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Intergovernmental Appointments
Replies: 3
Views: 5434

Re: Intergovernmental Appointments

Mayor, I would like to continue my service as co-chair, Balcones Canyonlands Coordinating Committee, and trustee, City of Austin Employees Retirement System. I will step aside from the Hate Crimes Task Force to allow another CM to pick up that assignment. Thanks.

Leslie