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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: 2643

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: 15782

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: 2878

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: 8230

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: 2755

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...
by Greg Casar
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Oaks Affordable Housing Spreadsheet from Work Session
Replies: 0
Views: 2579

Austin Oaks Affordable Housing Spreadsheet from Work Session

Colleagues,

Here is the affordable housing spreadsheet I presented at today's work session.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 162141.pdf

Thank you,

Greg
by Greg Casar
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Tomorrow 9 AM: Press Event, Immigrant Legal Services
Replies: 1
Views: 3271

Tomorrow 9 AM: Press Event, Immigrant Legal Services

Colleagues: I'd like to invite you to join me at a press conference tomorrow at 9AM in the City Hall press room. We will be standing alongside community members in support of the item on tomorrow's agenda to begin funding the critical legal services immigrant families need, and we'll answer media qu...
by Greg Casar
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committee Proposal
Replies: 1
Views: 3316

Re: Council Committee Proposal

All: At a later date, I'd like to communicate at greater length my thoughts on the committee structure going forward. However, for now, I'd like to second a few of CM Flannigan's points from his post. 1) I support CM Flannigan's thesis that the purpose of standing committees should be to discuss lon...
by Greg Casar
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Marking your committee preferences
Replies: 3
Views: 5114

Re: Marking your committee preferences

All:

The only committee I have a specific interest in serving on is the Planning & Housing Committee.

Thanks,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council direction
Replies: 0
Views: 3248

Council direction

Colleagues, Below please find the additional direction I wish to give today regarding the sworn officer positions and the DNA lab. Thanks, Greg In authorizing but not funding the 12 sworn officer positions, it is the intent of the City Council that the City Manager will provide staff support to a st...
by Greg Casar
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Smart Corridor Bond Resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 3935

Re: Smart Corridor Bond Resolution

Mayor Adler & colleagues, Thank you so much to the Mayor for his work on the mobility bond proposal. I am proud to be a cosponsor on this item. As some of you may know, Council Member Pool and I hosted a press conference today to lay out some amendments we’d like to offer to the Mayor’s proposal. Fo...
by Greg Casar
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Public Safety Comm. Resolutions 23-May-16
Replies: 2
Views: 4391

Re: Public Safety Comm. Resolutions 23-May-16

The link above isn't working, so please use this one to view the draft resolution: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 102519.pdf
by Greg Casar
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Public Safety Comm. Resolutions 23-May-16
Replies: 2
Views: 4391

Re: Public Safety Comm. Resolutions 23-May-16

Thank you Council Member Zimmerman. As the author of the motion detailed above regarding the release of body camera video, I have submitted a resolution as back-up for Item 53 on our Council Agenda for 6/9/16. You can view the text of the resolution here: http://austin.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/c...
by Greg Casar
Fri May 20, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Fair Housing Committee Meetings
Replies: 1
Views: 3294

Re: Fair Housing Committee Meetings

Colleagues, please find below a proposed starting point for our conversations on Fair Housing at the Planning and Neighborhoods Committee this coming Tuesday. As you will see, the proposed policies offer an 'all of the above' approach to addressing existing impediments to Fair Housing and our housin...
by Greg Casar
Wed May 18, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Items 42 & 55 - 5/19 Council Meeting Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 2711

Items 42 & 55 - 5/19 Council Meeting Agenda

Council Members, As you know, I am traveling and won’t be in attendance at tomorrow’s Council Meeting. As a cosponsor of Item 42 and a supporter of significantly increased funding for the City’s Housing Trust Fund by utilizing new tax revenue from formerly un-taxed property, I respectfully request t...
by Greg Casar
Tue May 10, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Fair Housing Committee Meetings
Replies: 1
Views: 3294

Fair Housing Committee Meetings

Colleagues: Council Member Renteria and I would like to invite you to a discussion of Fair Housing Initiatives at May’s Planning and Neighborhoods Committee (5/24) and June’s Housing and Community Development Committee (6/6). With the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act approaching, I think it’...
by Greg Casar
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Fair Chance Hiring ordinance -- amendments for consideration
Replies: 2
Views: 5557

Re: Fair Chance Hiring ordinance -- amendments for considera

Colleagues,

Please see the most recent amended version of the ordinance below:

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 202305.pdf

Best,

Greg
by Greg Casar
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Fair Chance Hiring ordinance -- amendments for consideration
Replies: 2
Views: 5557

Fair Chance Hiring ordinance -- amendments for consideration

Colleagues: After nearly a year of debate, public input, stakeholder meetings, committee meetings, and several work sessions, I am glad that we will finally have a chance to vote on the Fair Chance Hiring ordinance on this week’s agenda. I believe the Economic Opportunity Committee made sound recomm...
by Greg Casar
Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Minimum wage policy for contracts: posted for action 3/24
Replies: 0
Views: 2664

Minimum wage policy for contracts: posted for action 3/24

Colleagues: I want to advise you that we will be posted at our next Council meeting to deliberate on our minimum wage policies for city contracts. As you all know, we passed a resolution almost a year ago asking the staff to analyze our current minimum wage practices on city contracts. Currently, by...
by Greg Casar
Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed committee system changes
Replies: 7
Views: 9984

Re: Proposed committee system changes

Council Members,

Below please find a link to the draft committee ordinance. You'll also find a copy on blue paper at each of your seats on the dais.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 180522.pdf

Thank you,
Greg
by Greg Casar
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed committee system changes
Replies: 7
Views: 9984

Re: Proposed committee system changes

Thank you Council Members Pool and Houston. We’ve incorporated your suggestions into a revised version of our draft ordinance which will be proposed today.
by Greg Casar
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed committee system changes
Replies: 7
Views: 9984

Re: Proposed committee system changes

Colleagues, I look forward to discussing the proposed ordinance with you again tomorrow during work session. If you have any amendments to the ordinance, please post them here on our message board so we can all review them.

Thanks!
Greg
by Greg Casar
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Fair Chance Hiring briefing at Feb. 23 Work Session
Replies: 0
Views: 2802

Fair Chance Hiring briefing at Feb. 23 Work Session

Dear colleagues, I’m writing to bring your attention to an item on our upcoming Tuesday, February 23rd work session agenda. At 9:00am when we convene, we will begin a discussion on the Fair Chance Hiring practices for Austin, as initiated by Council resolution in May 2015. We won’t be posted for Cou...
by Greg Casar
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed committee system changes
Replies: 7
Views: 9984

Proposed committee system changes

Colleagues— Below are the proposed changes that I was planning to discuss at Council Work Session yesterday to revise and improve our Council committee system. When we initiated the committee system, we pledged to review and improve it after 6 months. I believe now is a good time to have this discus...
by Greg Casar
Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment to agreement for Central Booking Facility
Replies: 1
Views: 3606

Amendment to agreement for Central Booking Facility

Dear colleagues, I’m writing to provide some information on an amendment I’ll be offering to Item 6 on tomorrow’s agenda. Item 6 is an interlocal agreement between the City of Austin and Travis County for an additional year of the Austin Police Department’s use of the County’s Central Booking Facili...