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by Steve Adler
Mon May 28, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Codenext Topics
Replies: 6
Views: 7089

Re: Codenext Topics

Colleagues, Council Member Kitchen asked that I post the message below on her behalf, as she is experiencing difficulty posting on the message board this evening. -s FROM COUNCILMEMBER ANN KITCHEN All - Thank you for posting ideas for topics. Below are suggested topics to be addressed by Council – w...
by Steve Adler
Wed May 23, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: RE: Item #37 Code Next Petition
Replies: 0
Views: 3765

RE: Item #37 Code Next Petition

Colleagues,

Here is a substitute motion Council Member Kitchen and I intend to offer concerning Item 37 on tomorrow’s agenda:

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 182701.pdf
by Steve Adler
Wed May 23, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: RE: Item 22 process and procedures for CodeNEXT Deliberation
Replies: 0
Views: 3201

RE: Item 22 process and procedures for CodeNEXT Deliberation

Colleagues, Below is our attempt to reduce to writing the proposal concerning CodeNext deliberations that Ann, Greg, and I suggested on Tuesday. COUNCIL PROCESS FOR CONSIDERING CODENEXT Mayor Adler, Council Member Kitchen, Council Member Casar GOALS: In June, Council takes the following action: • Vo...
by Steve Adler
Tue May 08, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Citywide Budget Talk
Replies: 1
Views: 2992

Re: Citywide Budget Talk

Sorry about the typo. It's Tuesday, May 15, not 16, obviously. Sorry for the confusion.
by Steve Adler
Mon May 07, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Citywide Budget Talk
Replies: 1
Views: 2992

Citywide Budget Talk

Colleagues: The citywide town hall meeting to discuss budget priorities is Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30-8 at the new library. I would love to have you there with me if you are availabile. I think the citywide town hall and the town halls in each of your districts are terrific opportunities to hear from p...
by Steve Adler
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 11 on the 04.26.18 Agenda - Council Committees
Replies: 1
Views: 3375

Item 11 on the 04.26.18 Agenda - Council Committees

Colleagues, I will not be in attendance at the Council Work Session on Tuesday, April 24. I would like to request that any discussion on Item #11 (Council Committees) be deferred to Thursday so that I can participate in that discussion. I also think staff’s proposed language doesn’t quite get to cou...
by Steve Adler
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Fee Waiver for March For Our Lives
Replies: 2
Views: 5845

Re: Fee Waiver for March For Our Lives

I greatly appreciate Leslie's leadership on this and my office will gladly contribute.

-Steve
by Steve Adler
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: RE: CodeNEXT
Replies: 0
Views: 3964

RE: CodeNEXT

The message below is posted on behalf of Council Member Alter, Council Member Kitchen, and I. Since the 10-1 Council took office, we as City Council members have been listening to the people of Austin, our city staff and consultants throughout the difficult process of creating a new Land Development...
by Steve Adler
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: RE: CodeNEXT
Replies: 0
Views: 3064

RE: CodeNEXT

The message below is posted on behalf of Council Member Alter, Council Member Kitchen, and I. Since the 10-1 Council took office, we as City Council members have been listening to the people of Austin, our city staff and consultants throughout the difficult process of creating a new Land Development...
by Steve Adler
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 66:City Manager appointment, compensation, & benefits
Replies: 0
Views: 4125

Item 66:City Manager appointment, compensation, & benefits

Colleagues, This post is to share with the community my recommendation, following discussions with our staff and the city attorney, of an offer to be extended to our selected City Manager candidate, Spencer Cronk. This recommendation for Mr. Cronk’s compensation and benefits include the following: •...
by Steve Adler
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Regarding Police Assn Contract from Mayor & Mayor Pro Tem
Replies: 0
Views: 11983

Regarding Police Assn Contract from Mayor & Mayor Pro Tem

An open letter to our colleagues and the community with thoughts on the contract with the Police Association from the Mayor and the Mayor Pro Tem: Sometimes, we can find ourselves being faced with having to decide between only two choices. This can be frustrating, especially when it seems there is o...
by Steve Adler
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: RE: Item #5 allocation of Hotel Occupancy Taxes
Replies: 0
Views: 4062

RE: Item #5 allocation of Hotel Occupancy Taxes

Colleagues, I intend to offer the following amendment to the revised version of the ordinance provided by staff yesterday. After reviewing the resolution adopted by Council at our 08/31/2017 meeting (Item 60) as well as the 08/31 meeting minutes and transcript, I believe this amendment more accurate...
by Steve Adler
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: December 14, 2017 Council Meeting Information:
Replies: 0
Views: 3617

December 14, 2017 Council Meeting Information:

Colleagues, As notice to the public, the following seemed to be the consensus of the Council at this week’s work session: Item 25: It appears the Council will not debate or take action on the Aquatics Master Plan so there will be no public testimony taken. Item 92: City staff will be requesting a po...
by Steve Adler
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Police Contract Public Testimony
Replies: 2
Views: 5340

Re: Police Contract Public Testimony

Colleagues, As we discussed in today’s work session, we will follow the usual public hearing rules in which the first 20 speakers get 3 minutes each and every one thereafter gets 1 minute. We will start public testimony following the 3pm staff briefing with 10 speakers at 3 minutes, then 1 minute th...
by Steve Adler
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Police Contract Public Testimony
Replies: 2
Views: 5340

Re: Police Contract Public Testimony

Thank you, Council Member Alter, for raising this issue. We want to take as many speakers as we can, and we can certainly take more after 5pm if they are unable to be here before then. I would suggest we follow the usual public hearing rules in which the first 20 speakers get 3 minutes each and ever...
by Steve Adler
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Police Contract
Replies: 1
Views: 3810

Police Contract

Colleagues, As you know, the city’s police contract is scheduled to come to the Council for review on Dec. 14. Because that is the last Council meeting of the year, it is likely to be lengthy. After talking with both community advocates and the police union, I want to suggest discussing and acting o...
by Steve Adler
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Manager Search
Replies: 0
Views: 10955

City Manager Search

Colleagues: I have received the following from Steve Newton and our search firm. As he sets forth below, the next search activity will be on December 3, 2017, when small groups consisting of council members and members of the Citizens Search Task Force, combined, will visit with each of the six cand...
by Steve Adler
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Manager Search Process
Replies: 0
Views: 4492

City Manager Search Process

Colleagues: The Mayor Pro Tem and I post the following: Our search firm reiterates that we should be honored to have a very impressive group of candidates for the position of City Manager because this speaks well of the high esteem in which the City of Austin is held. That said, a candidate has with...
by Steve Adler
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: *UPDATED* 11/2 Council Meeting Start Time
Replies: 0
Views: 3852

*UPDATED* 11/2 Council Meeting Start Time

All: I posted the Mayor's earlier post in error, not realizing the Council had agreed to try to get back to City Hall by 2pm. Our Council meeting, which is posted for 2pm will start as close to that time as possible. Please ignore my earlier post saying we would start at 4pm. Amy Everhart Office of ...
by Steve Adler
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 11/2 Council Meeting Start Time
Replies: 0
Views: 3582

11/2 Council Meeting Start Time

All: Because our special called meeting for city manager interviews is scheduled well into the afternoon tomorrow, it is probably a safe bet to say we will not convene the regular meeting of the Austin City Council until about 4:00pm. If there are any further updates, my staff will post them here. T...
by Steve Adler
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 10/17 Council CodeNEXT discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 3970

10/17 Council CodeNEXT discussion

Colleagues, The Mayor Pro Tem and I recommend that we get a CodeNext briefing on Transportation (23-9) and Subdivision (23-5) at next Tuesday’s work session (after lunch time when staff is available), in lieu of a special called meeting on Wednesday. Presentations will be distributed by the end of t...
by Steve Adler
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 29, 10/12 meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 3402

Item 29, 10/12 meeting

Colleagues:

I have received a request from members of the public who wish to testify on item 29 that we designate a time certain for the item. Given our workload, I believe 2 pm would be best, and request that as time certain for tomorrow's meeting.

s
by Steve Adler
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: October 5, 2017 Council Citizen Communications
Replies: 0
Views: 3022

October 5, 2017 Council Citizen Communications

Colleagues:

At tomorrow's meeting, we will hear from our Citizen Communication speaker at 11:30, then break from 11:40 until 1:15.

s
by Steve Adler
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 10/04 Council CodeNEXT discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 3228

10/04 Council CodeNEXT discussion

Colleagues, The Mayor Pro Tem and I have discussed having another CodeNEXT discussion this Wednesday 9:00 AM to cover items the council has yet to discuss. We understand that some councilmembers will be unable to participate in the meeting, however this is the last opportunity we have to meet with o...