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by Alison Alter
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HEAL Initiative - Connecting individuals to housing
Replies: 5
Views: 5632

Re: HEAL Initiative - Connecting individuals to housing

Colleagues, Thank you for your hard work on this challenging and complex issue. The HEAL initiative aligns well with our shared goal to make homelessness in Austin brief, non-recurring, and rare. I appreciate how it builds on many initiatives our council has supported to provide housing and support ...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Jan 20 Audit and Finance - Updated Start Time
Replies: 0
Views: 1180

Jan 20 Audit and Finance - Updated Start Time

Please be advised that next Wednesday’s Audit and Finance Committee meeting will now begin at 9:00am (rather than 9:30am) so as not to conflict with the presidential inauguration. The revised agenda reflecting the time change can be found on the AFC web page, linked here: http://www.austintexas.gov/...
by Alison Alter
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Mayor Pro Tem
Replies: 2
Views: 2210

Mayor Pro Tem

For the first time Austin has elected a female supermajority, with eight women and three men serving on the City Council. I believe it’s important for our children to see that women lead political institutions. I am humbled and grateful to have so many of my colleagues reach out to say they support ...
by Alison Alter
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Street Impact Fees - Items 73 and 74
Replies: 0
Views: 1074

Street Impact Fees - Items 73 and 74

Dear Colleagues, I would like to make the following amendments in relation to Items 73 and/or 74 which pertain to Street Impact Fees. - Banking Definition: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/2D-20201111083200.pdf - Reduction Burden: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/2D-2...
by Alison Alter
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Supreme Court Justice RBG
Replies: 7
Views: 4368

Re: Supreme Court Justice RBG

Thank you CM Harper-Madison and MPT Garza. I would be honored to be included as a co-sponsor.
by Alison Alter
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 17 - City's State Legislative Program
Replies: 0
Views: 1033

Item 17 - City's State Legislative Program

Dear Colleagues, After discussions with Brie Franco, I intend to submit the following additions to our legislative agenda during tomorrow’s meeting. The first item addresses last session’s school finance bill. The second item addresses sexual assault. In the Tax Reform & Debt Issuance section of...
by Alison Alter
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)
Replies: 17
Views: 8806

Re: Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (“SAVES”)

Mayor Adler and colleagues, I share the sense of urgency surrounding the future of these vital economic sectors and would like to join you in co-sponsoring this resolution. I will continue to brainstorm over the next few days some additions to this resolution. For now, let me add that we anticipate ...
by Alison Alter
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 17217

Re: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

Colleagues, I am posting the following for our deliberations. Below, I am sharing a new version of my amendment ALTER #1 (establishing the Office of the Chief Medical Officer). This proposal is funded through fee adjustments. ALTER 1 Summary: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/F0-20200...
by Alison Alter
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments
Replies: 9
Views: 4731

Re: Base Motion for Community Reinvestments

Colleagues, Thank you CM Casar for pulling together most of our proposals into the proposed base motion above. For clarity and simplicity, I’d like to ask that we pull all budget riders out from the base motion. I believe many budget riders require additional discussion for the benefit of the public...
by Alison Alter
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]
Replies: 22
Views: 17217

Re: Immediate Reinvestment & Long Term Change plan [budget]

Colleagues, I want to thank everyone for their work on this budget and for the ideas they have brought forward for consideration. I believe we share the same vision for a safer, healthier city in which we provide vital services and resources to our residents, reduce our reliance on a punitive justic...
by Alison Alter
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Alter FY21 Budget Amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 1332

Alter FY21 Budget Amendments

Dear Colleagues, Below, I’m sharing my amendments and riders. I will share my feedback and ideas on the broader public safety proposals once I receive some additional information from staff. ALTER Amendment #1: Creating the Office of the Chief Medical Officer; Co-sponsors: Kitchen, Tovo, Pool Amendm...
by Alison Alter
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Reallocating Funds to Invest in Community Assets
Replies: 0
Views: 1415

Reallocating Funds to Invest in Community Assets

Colleagues, As we discussed in today’s Public Safety Committee, I propose deploying $750,000 of Capital Rehabilitation Fund dollars to fund deferred maintenance of PARD assets. These funds are currently set aside to replace the synthetic running track surface at the Public Safety Training Center. Pe...
by Alison Alter
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CM Tovo availability
Replies: 3
Views: 2237

Re: CM Tovo availability

Dear Council Member Tovo, Know that we are holding you and your loved ones in our hearts and wishing you strength and solace. If we can be of any support to you, please let us know. The City is well-served by your contributions, and I am grateful for your wisdom and discernment as we navigate these ...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 90 - July 29th Agenda
Replies: 3
Views: 1962

Item 90 - July 29th Agenda

Dear Council Member Ellis and colleagues, I'd like to make what I hope will be considered a friendly amendment to item #90. The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan makes reference to the Neighborhood Partnering Program as an implementation strategy (page 291 of the ASMP). My amendment would be to add the...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Amendment: EMS investments
Replies: 2
Views: 2571

Budget Amendment: EMS investments

Dear Colleagues, Austin’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department medics are responsible for responding to medical emergencies throughout the City, and have faced resource and FTE constraints while doing so. These challenges have existed for years but have become especially clear during the coro...
by Alison Alter
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Gun Violence Task Force: Office of Violence Prevention
Replies: 4
Views: 4265

Gun Violence Task Force: Office of Violence Prevention

Dear Colleagues; I drafted the post below before learning of the killing downtown yesterday evening. While we do not yet know all the details of the tragic events, I feel even greater urgency in wanting to advance our longstanding efforts to reduce violence in our community. As you know, in August o...
by Alison Alter
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Amendment: Chief Medical Officer
Replies: 3
Views: 2668

Budget Amendment: Chief Medical Officer

Dear Colleagues, As I mentioned during this Monday’s Public Safety Committee meeting, I am interested in pursuing the creation of a Chief Medical Officer position (CMO) and transitioning the “Office of the Medical Director” to the “Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO)”. The creation of this of...
by Alison Alter
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 12517

Re: Institutional reform

Colleagues, Thank you for putting forth these proposals; I look forward to supporting them on Thursday. As I mentioned earlier today in work session, I am proposing amendments that I hope will be taken as friendly. You can find links to my amendments below. I look forward to discussing them this aft...
by Alison Alter
Wed May 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments and Updated Back up for 5/21
Replies: 3
Views: 3127

Re: Amendments and Updated Back up for 5/21

As flagged in work session, I would like to make what I hope is a friendly amendment to item 38 on worker safety. Page 8 of 8 (top of page). The addition would be the third bullet in the section which now would read: helping ensure workplaces have the technical assistance and resources to adapt thei...
by Alison Alter
Wed May 06, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Civilian Conservation Corps - Item 61
Replies: 0
Views: 2363

Austin Civilian Conservation Corps - Item 61

Colleagues,

Here is a link to Version 2 of Item 61 updating elements related to the Austin Civilian Conservation Corps.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 220255.pdf

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Financial aid to Austinites
Replies: 11
Views: 7811

Re: Financial aid to Austinites

Thank you MPT Garza for your work advancing this resolution and for adding my suggestion on seniors. Please find below additional direction and proposed amendments for Item #81. The direction is related to identifying and assisting with the capacity building of our service providers. My two amendmen...
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Wildland Urban Interface Code - Item #40
Replies: 2
Views: 2471

Re: Wildland Urban Interface Code - Item #40

Thank you to the law department for a quick review. Below please find slightly updated language for my WUIC Item #40 direction... The model international Wildland Urban Interface Code (WUIC) includes rules governing vegetation management and fuels mitigation not yet adopted into the Austin code. The...
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Wildland Urban Interface Code - Item #40
Replies: 2
Views: 2471

Re: Wildland Urban Interface Code - Item #40

Note the direction should read "Include extensive stakeholder engagement".
by Alison Alter
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Wildland Urban Interface Code - Item #40
Replies: 2
Views: 2471

Wildland Urban Interface Code - Item #40

Dear Colleagues, Austin is one of the nation’s top cities at risk of wildfire. It’s not a matter of if, but when. I am happy that we are moving forward with the adoption of a Wildland-Urban Interface Code (WUI code) for Austin (item #40). This code represents years of effort on the part of the wildf...
by Alison Alter
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget and Fiscal Health Discussions
Replies: 0
Views: 2873

Budget and Fiscal Health Discussions

Dear Colleagues, As Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee, I’ve been working with the City’s Budget & Finance offices on the state of city finances and how they may be affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is, Austin’s financial policies and fiscal health mean we are in a...