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by Alison Alter
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Regarding Agenda Item #15: City Manager Search
Replies: 1
Views: 4733

Re: Regarding Agenda Item #15: City Manager Search

Tomorrow I plan to propose an amendment to the job responsibilities that uses different language to accomplish the intent of the Mayor's original suggestion posted above. Before posting here, I shared the language below with the Mayor and Mr. Newton. I understand that the Mayor has communicated with...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 06/28 CodeNEXT Worksession
Replies: 2
Views: 5636

Re: 06/28 CodeNEXT Worksession

Colleagues, I have the following questions related to Imagine Austin implementation and the Growth Concept Map: 1. On page 118 of Imagine Austin, LUT P4 states that we should, “protect neighborhood character by directing growth to areas of change that include designated redevelopment areas, corridor...
by Alison Alter
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CodeNext Process - Item # 43
Replies: 0
Views: 3800

CodeNext Process - Item # 43

Dear Colleagues, Item #43 on the agenda this Thursday is to "Approve a resolution reflecting changes to the review process for adoption of a new Land Development Code, commonly referred to as CodeNext, to provide for additional drafts and commission review" - [http://austin.siretechnologie...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: ESD4
Replies: 0
Views: 3424

ESD4

Here is a link to the new proposed language governing the coordinating committee's composition.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 91225.docx

As mentioned in work session, we added two Council appointed ESD4 Community Representatives.
by Alison Alter
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CodeNEXT work session 06/14
Replies: 3
Views: 7307

Re: CodeNEXT work session 06/14 and 6/13

At last week’s CodeNext session, the consultants suggested that T3 on a 50'x135' lot would produce 3,300 s.f. vs. SF-3 yielding 2,700 s.f. That suggests a 600 sq feet increase in entitlement. I know these were calculations done on the fly so I am requesting further clarification. Specifically, I wou...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CodeNext Process
Replies: 1
Views: 4281

CodeNext Process

Dear Colleagues, This morning at work session I proposed that we consider adding a fourth version of the draft code / maps to our CodeNext process. Since two of our colleagues were out of town on city business and we also adjusted the agenda timing for the CodeNext discussion, I wanted to take a mom...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Code Next work session 06/07
Replies: 3
Views: 8467

Re: Code Next work session 06/07

Broadly speaking, I am interested in seeing models of different scenarios that would help us understand the mass, scaling and density of the proposed code in particular instances. I have the following questions for work session tomorrow: 1. What other tools were considered for management of scale/ma...
by Alison Alter
Tue May 23, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Code Next work sessions
Replies: 14
Views: 25216

Ideas for CodeNext work sessions

Thank you Mayor Pro Tem Tovo for kicking off this discussion. The City Charter requires that land development regulations be consistent with the comprehensive plan. I think it would be useful for us to discuss how the CodeNext draft map and text may or may not be following the guidelines laid out in...
by Alison Alter
Thu May 18, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AFD Budget Amendment 5.18.2017 Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 3694

AFD Budget Amendment 5.18.2017 Questions

Dear Colleagues, I am posting the questions I shared in hard copy during Tuesday’s work session related to the proposed budget amendment of $3.5 million for AFD overtime (http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/15-20170518083308.pdf). Some of the answers can be found in this week’s Q&A ...
by Alison Alter
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Oaks
Replies: 0
Views: 3919

Austin Oaks

Dear Colleagues, It was already Friday morning when we finished our 2nd reading discussion of the Austin Oaks case. Part of what stretched our talks into such a late hour was an attempt to reconcile the numbers upon which we were making our decisions. Specifically, I was trying to understand the und...
by Alison Alter
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Oaks Postponement
Replies: 1
Views: 4769

Austin Oaks Postponement

Dear colleagues, I will be making a motion to postpone the 2nd reading of the Austin Oaks PUD zoning case (Item #39) on the February 2nd agenda until the February 16th agenda. The applicant is in agreement about the postponement to give my office additional time to work with stakeholders, including ...