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by Steve Adler
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution on voting procedures to Feb 7 council meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 2942

Re: Resolution on voting procedures to Feb 7 council meeting

Thank you, Council Member Pool, for leading on the resolution asking our staff to look at options for electronic voting records. I think it would be really good for us to be able to record votes and voting records in an electronically searchable ways that allow us to convey results to the public. I ...
by Steve Adler
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members
Replies: 12
Views: 8176

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Dear Colleagues, I have interest in serving on the following Council Committees: Audit and Finance Mobility Austin Energy (would be happy to chair or maintain my current role as vice-chair, and especially would like to maintain the legislative lead because of the continuing and active work I’m doing...
by Steve Adler
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members
Replies: 12
Views: 8176

Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Colleagues, At the first Work Session of the year (January 29), the plan is to have a discussion about Council Committees and Planning Commission Appointments. Council Committees: Per Ordinance 20180510-019, Council Committee membership will be determined at the first council work session of the cal...
by Steve Adler
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Joint Committee Meeting of Housing & Mobility
Replies: 1
Views: 4029

Re: Proposed Joint Committee Meeting of Housing & Mobility

Thanks for suggesting this. I plan to attend the 03/11 joint meeting.

- s
by Steve Adler
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 11/29/18 Meeting- Direction on Water Forward, item 3
Replies: 0
Views: 4006

11/29/18 Meeting- Direction on Water Forward, item 3

Colleagues,

We would propose consideration of the following direction on Water Forward, item 3 on today's agenda.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 092739.pdf
by Steve Adler
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Joint City of Austin/AISD appointment to TCAD
Replies: 0
Views: 3709

Joint City of Austin/AISD appointment to TCAD

Colleagues, Please be advised that AISD is nominating Felipe Ulloa for the joint City of Austin/AISD appointment to the Travis Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. Council will consider this nomination on November 29, 2018. We would expect that Mr. Ulloa submit a City of Austin Boards and ...
by Steve Adler
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Re: August 30th Council Meeting Chapter 380 Items
Replies: 0
Views: 4403

Re: August 30th Council Meeting Chapter 380 Items

Colleagues, As concerns Chapter 380 Guiding Principles, Policy and Business Expansion Program, several amendments were distributed on the dais during the last meeting and those have been publicly posted in back up, here: http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=304297 This item has been on o...
by Steve Adler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: We Should Consider if We Need a New and Different Process to
Replies: 3
Views: 11893

We Should Consider if We Need a New and Different Process to

We Should Consider if We Need a New and Different Process to Fix our Land Development Code. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/A1-20180801124322.pdf Colleagues, Austin’s biggest challenges, such as increasing unaffordability, displacement, gentrification, flooding, and traffic are gett...
by Steve Adler
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Soccer, McKalla, and a possible, special called meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 6763

Re: Soccer, McKalla, and a possible, special called meeting

Colleagues, The Mayor Pro Tem and I propose the following schedule for the Special Called Meeting on August 1: • 9:00 am Call meeting to order, decide end time, and take public comment. (Some of us will not be able to stay the full day; I am prepared to stay however late the Council wishes to keep t...
by Steve Adler
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Soccer, McKalla, and a possible, special called meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 6763

Re: Soccer, McKalla, and a possible, special called meeting

Colleagues, Of the seven Council Members the clerk has heard from, all say that August 1st works best. Therefore, the Mayor Pro Tem and I suggest we proceed with the August 1st meeting already set. We will be amending the agenda for that meeting to notice that we’ll be getting a briefing and are abl...
by Steve Adler
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Soccer, McKalla, and a possible, special called meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 6763

Soccer, McKalla, and a possible, special called meeting

Colleagues, Mayor Pro Tem Tovo and I have discussed scheduling for next week a staff briefing and an opportunity for public comment on the anticipated soccer related posting for the August 9 agenda. What is your availability for a meeting next week? It would appear that we’re all available the morni...
by Steve Adler
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Re: Item #60 June 28, 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 3442

Re: Item #60 June 28, 2018

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/DA-20180628194606.pdf Colleagues, This is to post for public access staff's memo outlining how it will handle item #60 if it passes tonight. I am strongly supportive of focusing on trying to negotiate a contract with MLS that is good for Austin. Given...
by Steve Adler
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Bond Proposal Amendment
Replies: 6
Views: 7465

Re: Bond Proposal Amendment

Colleagues,
Thank you for posting your suggested amendments in advance of today's meeting.

Council Member Kitchen's proposal is very close for me, but I may offer or support some minor tweaks.
by Steve Adler
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Next Tues/Wed (6/26 & 06/27) Council Work Session and CodeNE
Replies: 3
Views: 4861

Re: Next Tues/Wed (6/26 & 06/27) Council Work Session and Co

Colleagues, This week, it was our intent to focus on Testing and on Compatibility and Transitions. Beyond that, it’s been suggested by some that we look at specific amendments. (I understand that staff will shortly stand up a portal to post amendments and then we’ll all be able to see what they look...
by Steve Adler
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Items 63 and 66, June 28, 2018 Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 3121

Items 63 and 66, June 28, 2018 Agenda

Colleagues, Here are amendments I intend to offer concerning Items 63 and 66 on Thursday’s agenda. These are the same as those I handed out on the dais during the work session today. Item 63: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/6F-20180626181202.pdf Item 66: http://assets.austintexas.go...
by Steve Adler
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Next Tues/Wed (6/26 & 06/27) Council Work Session and CodeNE
Replies: 3
Views: 4861

Next Tues/Wed (6/26 & 06/27) Council Work Session and CodeNE

Colleagues, For next week’s Council Work Session and CodeNEXT discussions, based on consultant availability, I propose the following schedule: Tuesday, June 26 9 AM: Executive Session on Waller Creek (out-of-town counsel availability) …thereafter: Briefing on Police Oversight (other two briefings pu...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?
Replies: 7
Views: 7416

Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?

Council members who are participating in the trip to Tornillo - here is the schedule of activities for tomorrow. June 21, 2018 6:45 AM Breakfast Available at host hotel Hotel Indigo 325 N Kansas Street, El Paso 8:00 AM Bus Departs Hotel Indigo for Tornillo 8:45 AM Arrive at Tornillo Facility 9:00 AM...
by Steve Adler
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?
Replies: 7
Views: 7416

Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?

Please contact Yvonne Dailey with the United States Conference of Mayors staff to confirm your attendance and get information regarding lodging.

ydaily@usmayors.org
by Steve Adler
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?
Replies: 7
Views: 7416

Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/01-20180619153423.pdf Colleagues, President Trump’s recently implemented “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, which includes separating children from their parents as they try to cross the border to seek asylum, stands in stark contrast to the ideals ...
by Steve Adler
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 06/14/2018 Item 65 Amendment
Replies: 0
Views: 3724

06/14/2018 Item 65 Amendment

Colleagues, I have distributed a proposed amendment on the dais for Item 65 on today's agenda. I also wanted to share that language here on the Council Message Board: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/04-20180614175041.docx In addition, the Council received a memo this afternoon from ...
by Steve Adler
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CodeNEXT Discussions (06/12 & 06/13)
Replies: 2
Views: 4812

Re: CodeNEXT Discussions (06/12 & 06/13)

Colleagues, Thank you to Mayor Pro Tem Tovo and Council Members Alter, Houston, and Pool for posting suggestions for topics to prioritize for next week’s continued CodeNEXT discussions. City staff have also advised that the code consultants who were primarily involved in the Affordable Housing Bonus...
by Steve Adler
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: RE: Consensus Goals for a Successful New Land Development Co
Replies: 0
Views: 3881

RE: Consensus Goals for a Successful New Land Development Co

Colleagues, Attached is a revised version of the Key Goals for a Successful New Land Development Code document (http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/B9-20180608072354.pdf) which attempts to capture the changes on which the Council expressed some consensus during our recent worksession, i...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CodeNEXT Discussions (06/12 & 06/13)
Replies: 2
Views: 4812

CodeNEXT Discussions (06/12 & 06/13)

Colleagues, After a good start at yesterday’s worksession, I am looking forward to furthering our CodeNEXT discussion next week. Please make suggestions on which topics we might prioritize next Tuesday and Wednesday for discussion. I encourage us all to consider topics from the list provided by MPT ...
by Steve Adler
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Codenext Topics
Replies: 6
Views: 9865

Re: Codenext Topics

Colleagues, Below, please find a further evolution of the “Topics/Questions,” incorporating last week’s bulletin board postings of the MPT Tovo and Council Members Alter, Pool, Houston and Kitchen, as organized and elaborated upon by staff and consultants. If this is an acceptable direction, we can ...
by Steve Adler
Mon May 28, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Codenext Topics
Replies: 6
Views: 9865

Re: Codenext Topics

Thanks for the posted suggestions of Topics from the MPT and CMs Alter, Pool, Houston and Kitchen. They’re good lists and a good start. This should be a living list, meaning that we can add to the Topics list over the course of June to help us focus on a search for consensus opportunities. My post, ...