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by Alison Alter
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship
Replies: 8
Views: 6651

Re: Our Ongoing Water Crisis - Request for Co-sponsorship

Good afternoon Council Member Troxclair, Thank you for drafting this resolution. I would be happy to co-sponsor. I also would like to thank our staff and city manager for their work to restore our water supply, and our residents for their adaptability and patience during this time. I am hopeful that...
by Alison Alter
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 64 - Camelback PUD
Replies: 0
Views: 3433

Item 64 - Camelback PUD

Colleagues, Below, please find a link to my draft motion sheet for Item 64, the Camelback PUD, for consideration. Additionally, I am including a letter from an adjacent neighborhood that is not part of the backup. Draft Motion Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15IzEgd65iKI38F3A9f8EoXCOyKkKTFTb/...
by Alison Alter
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment to Item 15
Replies: 0
Views: 3455

Amendment to Item 15

Colleagues, Below is the amendment I discussed regarding the City of Austin’s 86th State Legislative Agenda. This language was developed through collaboration between my office and city staff. Please let me know if you have any questions. "Support legislation to modernize procurement methods and deb...
by Alison Alter
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #15 - Proposed Amendments, City's State Leg. Program
Replies: 2
Views: 3840

Re: Item #15 - Proposed Amendments, City's State Leg. Progra

Good afternoon. Ms. Houston, I support both amendments.

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Sept. 20 Meeting - District 10 Zoning Case Postponement
Replies: 6
Views: 8187

Sept. 20 Meeting - District 10 Zoning Case Postponement

Dear Colleagues, At the Aug. 9 Council meeting, Case C14-2018-0044 was postponed at the applicant’s request and has been set for the Council meeting on Sept. 20. This case is in District 10 and is one where the staff and the neighborhood are united in *not* recommending the applicant’s request for C...
by Alison Alter
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: McKalla Place Term Sheet Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 3529

McKalla Place Term Sheet Questions

Dear colleagues, Earlier today I shared several outstanding questions regarding the term sheet with the City Manager and with Greg Cannally. My questions are largely focused on the enforcement provisions and other protections afforded the City (or not) within the scope of the current terms. I have a...
by Alison Alter
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: McKalla New Terms Sheet
Replies: 0
Views: 3097

McKalla New Terms Sheet

I have been fielding requests for the updated terms sheet we received tonight. I wanted to let interested residents know that the new term sheet and a redlined version are now available at: http://www.austintexas.gov/mckalla.
by Alison Alter
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Business Expansion Amendment
Replies: 2
Views: 3117

Re: Business Expansion Amendment

CM Casar, thank you for posting these in advance of Thursday. I would welcome the following clarifications. 1. Where exactly in item 14 do you anticipate including each of these amendments? A redline or page number and section indications would be very helpful. 2. How do you define “higher-wage firm...
by Alison Alter
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 61
Replies: 3
Views: 4010

Item 61

Dear Colleagues, Based on our discussion at work session, please see proposed language below: For the “whereas” portion of the resolution (lines 21-22), highlighted with asterisks: $149 million for Parks and Recreation to improve existing parks, *make strategic acquisitions* and create more parks by...
by Alison Alter
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: M.L.S. article in NY Times
Replies: 0
Views: 3139

M.L.S. article in NY Times

Colleagues, I wanted to bring your attention to an article in today's "NY Times", entitled "M.L.S. Tries a New Tactic: Selling Its Young Stars" - https://nyti.ms/2Ku4Dh4. The article provides some interesting information on the economics of M.L.S. and the second half discusses how and why M.L.S. has...
by Alison Alter
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Soccer, McKalla, and a possible, special called meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 5980

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

Dear Mayor, When you post additional details on Monday, I think it would be useful if you could indicate a proposed end time for our McKalla session on Wednesday. This will be helpful for us, our staff, city staff and the general public. The budget work session was originally set for 9AM - 5 PM and ...
by Alison Alter
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to Item 125 on the 6/28/18 Agenda
Replies: 2
Views: 3707

Re: Amendments to Item 125 on the 6/28/18 Agenda

Colleagues,

I’ve drafted the suggested amendments into a motion sheet for your consideration. I look forward to the discussion on this item.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 93807.docx


Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to Item 125 on the 6/28/18 Agenda
Replies: 2
Views: 3707

Amendments to Item 125 on the 6/28/18 Agenda

Colleagues, First, I want to thank Council Member Troxclair for her leadership in developing this resolution to ensure we have a code that works and achieves the goals of Imagine Austin. I’d like to offer the following amendments to this item: • Change part (1)(b) to specify that proposed recommenda...
by Alison Alter
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Member Houston's Bond Amendments
Replies: 4
Views: 4010

Re: Council Member Houston's Bond Amendments

CM Houston, I greatly appreciate the thorough work you have done to build this sensible package. I do have some items I don’t see addressed within and will be ready to respectfully engage in conversation of the possibility for their inclusion when we get to this item. I am also pleased to see CM Kit...
by Alison Alter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 80 on the 6/28/18 Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 2536

Item 80 on the 6/28/18 Agenda

Dear colleagues, I would like to thank Council Members Casar and Renteria for bringing this item through the Housing and Planning Committee. I believe this resolution will help better connect people in need of affordable housing with available inventory. Following clarifying questions asked during t...
by Alison Alter
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: June 28th Item #27 - 2018 Bond
Replies: 2
Views: 3334

Re: June 28th Item #27 - 2018 Bond

CM Houston,

I agree that it would be useful to discuss the cost and tax impact early in the bond discussion tomorrow. I also share your desire to be in a position to make the investments our city needs at this time via successful bond propositions.

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Next Tues/Wed (6/26 & 06/27) Council Work Session and CodeNE
Replies: 3
Views: 4221

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

Mayor, I would like to see us spend some significant time on Tuesday discussing the proposed bond. Given how the timing played out for our last meeting, as a whole council, we have not had an opportunity to discuss our goals on the size of the bond nor the particulars. I believe that public testimon...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:56 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?

Colleagues,

I am planning to fly to El Paso tomorrow afternoon and will join the delegation to bring attention to this critical issue on Thursday. I appreciate the invitation and fully condemn this inhumane policy.

Regards,
Alison
by Alison Alter
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: soccer stadium discussion, June 12 work session
Replies: 2
Views: 5438

Re: soccer stadium discussion, June 12 work session

Colleagues, I appreciate the opportunity to begin discussions on the MLS proposal and would like to thank staff and the consultants for their work on this item. I share many of the concerns outlined by Council Member Pool and have many of the same questions that were raised today during the work ses...
by Alison Alter
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CodeNEXT Discussions (06/12 & 06/13)
Replies: 2
Views: 4261

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

Colleagues, We would like to focus on the following topics at our next meeting(s): Transition Zones & Compatibility By-Right Entitlements & the Affordable Housing Bonus Program Timeline and Testing for the Land Development Code Before Effective Date Public Input Opportunities in Code For each of the...
by Alison Alter
Sun May 27, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Codenext Topics
Replies: 6
Views: 7089

Codenext Topics

Dear Colleagues, During Thursday's meeting, I promised to contribute some topics for our upcoming Codenext deliberations. I would like to suggest the following: - Compatibility standards - Transition zones - McMansion standards - Uses (Especially alcohol-related uses, etc.) - Parkland, civic space, ...
by Alison Alter
Tue May 22, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 6 Amendments for 5/24/2018 Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 3123

Item 6 Amendments for 5/24/2018 Meeting

Dear Colleagues, I intend to offer amendments to Item 6 at Thursday's meeting - see link below. The current language prohibits a customer who **applies** for a bill adjustment under the high volume water bill section from applying for an adjustment under the section covering water leaks. My amendmen...
by Alison Alter
Wed May 09, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Planning Commission Item #16
Replies: 1
Views: 3286

Re: Planning Commission Item #16

Colleagues,

Below is the amendment that I distributed at work session on Tuesday. I still intend to offer it at tomorrow's meeting.

Link to amendment: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AmqT4f ... sp=sharing


Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Wed May 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 49 on the 5/10/18 Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 2885

Item 49 on the 5/10/18 Agenda

Dear Colleagues, I am sponsoring a resolution to facilitate the implementation of projects approved in the recent AISD bond. This resolution streamlines the site development plan process for AISD schools by promoting collaboration between City staff and AISD project teams to review site plan applica...
by Alison Alter
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 10 - Proposed Amendments related to Planning Commission
Replies: 1
Views: 3234

Re: Item 10 - Proposed Amendments related to Planning Commis

Dear Colleagues, I have revised my proposed amendments to Option B. The link to the new version is posted below. This document continues to be redlined distinguishing my proposed changes to the staff drafted resolution. https://drive.google.com/file/d/17yoUIgIvbH9Jk1Z0zgwDO0f5KZao14Fz/view?usp=shari...