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by Greg Casar
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 61
Replies: 3
Views: 4010

Re: Item 61

Thank you to Councilmembers Alter and Flannigan for providing suggestions. We have posted a revised version of the Resolution that reflects CM Alter’s suggestions, reorders the propositions, and includes grammar/clarity edits that were suggested. We have also made edits to include the Faulk Central ...
by Greg Casar
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Business Expansion Amendment
Replies: 2
Views: 3117

Re: Business Expansion Amendment

Council Member Alter, We’ve sent this language to Law so it can be placed correctly and affect the entire document in Item 14. I intend for these amendments to apply to all 3 categories of the business expansion program. I am open to leaving the interpretation of higher-wage jobs up to the City Mana...
by Greg Casar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Business Expansion Amendment
Replies: 2
Views: 3117

Business Expansion Amendment

Colleagues, I’m providing a revised amendment for the Business Expansion Program item for Thursday’s agenda. After our work session discussion with staff, I’ve reduced the number of amendments from the 5 I handed out this morning to the 3 below: • Incentives should be targeted, and additional incent...
by Greg Casar
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: We Should Consider if We Need a New and Different Process to
Replies: 3
Views: 10984

Re: We Should Consider if We Need a New and Different Proces

Council Member Flannigan, thank you for your thoughts. Colleagues, here are my thoughts, below. It’s clear from the Council’s June work sessions that our current process isn’t working. But, our community desperately needs us to change the status quo to improve the affordability, mobility, and sustai...
by Greg Casar
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 54 - Taxis Amendment - June 28 Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 2643

Item 54 - Taxis Amendment - June 28 Agenda

Colleagues, As I mentioned at Tuesday’s work session, I will be making a motion on Thursday to amend Item 54 to allow more types of vehicles to be operated as taxicabs. I will motion to amend Subsection (A) of City Code Section 13-2-489 (Vehicle Design and Age Requirement), which currently reads: § ...
by Greg Casar
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Bond Proposal Amendment
Replies: 6
Views: 6567

Re: Bond Proposal Amendment

Thank you, Council Member Kitchen, for posting this. It is a difficult task to balance the very important needs of our community, and I think this package reflects the many priorities we have. I appreciate that this proposal makes an honest attempt to address many of the interests expressed at work ...
by Greg Casar
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?
Replies: 7
Views: 6303

Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?

Mayor,

Thank you for extending this invitation. I plan to join you.

Sincerely,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment to Item 57
Replies: 0
Views: 3035

Amendment to Item 57

Colleagues, please find my motion sheet for Item 57 here: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/D1-20180613180327.pdf My understanding is that staff will be incorporating some of these changes in the morning. Below is a description of what each part contains: - Part 1 – Removes the word “...
by Greg Casar
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Items 73 & 74 on June 14, 2018 Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 4017

Items 73 & 74 on June 14, 2018 Agenda

Colleagues: On the June 14th agenda, I have sponsored two separate items (73 & 74) related primarily to the police department. I’d like to thank my co-sponsors on Council for their support of these items. Below, I’ve attempted to summarize the intent of the items. While they are two separate items, ...
by Greg Casar
Wed May 09, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Events - Item #18
Replies: 1
Views: 2877

Re: Special Events - Item #18

Hi all, I am also sharing my amendment for this item that I suggested at yesterday's work session that I will be presenting tomorrow. Under 4-19-20 Permit Required; Exceptions (B) (2) I would like to remove "for which it is not reasonably possible to provide the advance notice required by this chapt...
by Greg Casar
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CodeNEXT Affordable Housing briefing on Tuesday 3/27
Replies: 0
Views: 3548

CodeNEXT Affordable Housing briefing on Tuesday 3/27

Colleagues, The Housing and Planning Committee meeting on March 27 at 10am will have a briefing from staff and consultants on the affordable housing section of CodeNEXT. To prevent an identical presentation at a special called meeting, I would like to extend an invitation to all Council Members to a...
by Greg Casar
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 4 Amendments for 3/8/18 Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 3247

Item 4 Amendments for 3/8/18 Meeting

Colleagues, Please find below the amendments I will be offering tomorrow on Item 4, the adoption of the Austin Strategic Direction 2023 Plan, for the Economic Opportunity & Affordability outcome area and the Safety outcome area. Thank you, Greg Item 4 Amendments --Economic Opportunity & Affordabilit...
by Greg Casar
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 17 Amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 3247

Item 17 Amendments

Colleagues, Thank you for your input on Item 17 at this morning’s work session. Below I've posted two small amendments. The amendment in the first Be It Resolved is intended to address CM Alter's concern. The amendment in the second Be It Resolved is intended to address CM Flannigan's concern. The c...
by Greg Casar
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amended Ordinance for Item 49
Replies: 3
Views: 7218

Amended Ordinance for Item 49

Colleagues: My co-sponsors and I greatly appreciate the time you’ve dedicated to the three work sessions before today’s vote on the paid sick days ordinance (Item 49). After much consideration and conversation with community partners, my co-sponsors and I are putting forward the following amended or...
by Greg Casar
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Tomorrow's earned paid sick days meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 3358

Tomorrow's earned paid sick days meeting

Colleagues, Tomorrow we are scheduled to have a work session related to the Earned Paid Sick Days ordinance. We're posted for 1pm in Council Chambers. However, I understand that several members will be attending a few different lunch events in the community. So, I propose that we gather up in Counci...
by Greg Casar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Paid Sick Days Ordinance for 2.15.18
Replies: 1
Views: 7175

Re: Paid Sick Days Ordinance for 2.15.18

Colleagues, An additional note. I have been a part of many democratic processes, but personally, this ordinance is the culmination of one of the most thorough and demanding processes I have been in, given the amount of interested parties, and the sheer number of lengthy meetings and phone calls we h...
by Greg Casar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Paid Sick Days Ordinance for 2.15.18
Replies: 1
Views: 7175

Paid Sick Days Ordinance for 2.15.18

Dear Colleagues, MPT Tovo, CM Garza, CM Kitchen and I have uploaded the draft earned sick days ordinance, vetted by our Law Department, to this post (linked below) for your consideration. We ask you and your staff to review the ordinance in the coming days and weeks, and reply to this post with any ...
by Greg Casar
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 55 - Paid Sick Leave stakeholders
Replies: 3
Views: 5069

Re: Item 55 - Paid Sick Leave stakeholders

Colleagues,

Thank you for these suggestions. I've incorporated them and updated the resolution on the agenda.

Best,

Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 54 on August 31, 2017 Agenda
Replies: 1
Views: 3667

Re: Item 54 on August 31, 2017 Agenda

Colleagues, here is an updated draft of my amendment:

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 094736.pdf

Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 54 on August 31, 2017 Agenda
Replies: 1
Views: 3667

Item 54 on August 31, 2017 Agenda

Colleagues,

Please see below for an amendment I plan to offer tomorrow to Item 54:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 180027.pdf

Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to Items 51 and 55 for 8/17/17 Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 2605

Amendments to Items 51 and 55 for 8/17/17 Agenda

Colleagues, Please see below for my proposed amendment language that I mentioned during Work Session for Item 51 and Item 55. The new language is contained within brackets. I hope these are considered friendly and can be passed on Consent. Thanks, Greg ITEM 51: {BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: The City Coun...
by Greg Casar
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Code Next work sessions
Replies: 14
Views: 15555

Re: Code Next work sessions

Colleagues – As previously mentioned at our CodeNEXT work sessions, there are two CodeNEXT related resolutions from Council that we have yet to hear back from staff on. I have asked that both be heard on the same day (tomorrow). As a refresher, the two Council IFCs are: A resolution that had directe...
by Greg Casar
Sat May 13, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Press Conference on May 16th regarding SB4
Replies: 0
Views: 2848

Press Conference on May 16th regarding SB4

Colleagues: I'd like to invite you to a press conference on Tuesday May 16th from 12:15pm-1pm on the South Steps of the State Capitol. The press conference will be to announce the plans of City Council Members, State Legislators, and County Commissioners from across Texas to litigate to stop Senate ...
by Greg Casar
Wed May 03, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: May 11 Council Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 8116

Re: May 11 Council Meeting

Mayor and colleagues:

I have no time sensitive items, and if it is possible, I would prefer that we cancel the Thursday Council meeting, given how few items are on the agenda.

GC
by Greg Casar
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment for Item 26
Replies: 0
Views: 2714

Amendment for Item 26

Colleagues, I've drafted an amendment for Item 26 (please see link below). I believe this amendment language maintains the spirit of the resolution and the sponsors' intent. I hope the sponsors will incorporate this language into the resolution as it is considered within the Consent agenda. http://a...