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by Alison Alter
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 15874

Re: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions

Dear colleagues:

My position on our policy decisions at this point is very aligned with the comprehensive direction provided in Council Member Kitchen’s most recent post building on Mayor Adler’s previous edits.

Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 15874

Re: Response to LDC Revision Policy Questions

Colleagues, I appreciate your thoughtful responses to a complicated set of issues. As I mentioned in work session on the 26th, the document that Mayor Adler, Council Member Kitchen, and I crafted together outlining our shared goals for the land development code revision (http://assets.austintexas.go...
by Alison Alter
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #14 (3/28) - Amendments to SD23 Mobility Outcome
Replies: 3
Views: 4981

Re: Item #14 (3/28) - Amendments to SD23 Mobility Outcome

Thank you for posting these amendments, CM Ellis. I also would like to propose two new metrics to Group A to cover intergovernmental relations, which comes directly from ASMP, and incident management. Please see my amendments in the document linked below. I look forward to the discussion on the Mobi...
by Alison Alter
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Ethical and Family-Friendly Work Environment Topics
Replies: 1
Views: 4222

Re: Ethical and Family-Friendly Work Environment Topics

Dear Mayor and Colleagues,

Thank you for bringing up these important topics. I am interested in all three items and would like to be involved with each of them. I look forward to these discussions.


Regards,
Alison Alter
by Alison Alter
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Updated Language for Item 77
Replies: 0
Views: 3827

Updated Language for Item 77

Dear Collegues, In the link below, please find a redlined version with a few changes to the resolution for Item 77. This language been shared with and approved by the Law Department, Chief Manley, and ACM Arellano. Law will be sharing physical copies with you all on the dais. I look forward to the c...
by Alison Alter
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Resolution on Sexual Assault for the Jan. 31 Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 4069

Resolution on Sexual Assault for the Jan. 31 Meeting

Dear Colleagues, Below, please find a link to a resolution on sexual assault that will be posted today as part of the addendum for our January 31st meeting. My co-sponsors on this resolution are Council Members Casar and Kitchen, Mayor Adler, and Mayor Pro Tem Garza. In drafting this resolution, we ...
by Alison Alter
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members
Replies: 12
Views: 13133

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Dear Colleagues, I am interested in continuing to serve on the three council committees on which I currently serve: Audit & Finance, Mobility Committee, and Housing & Planning (Vice Chair). I would like to continue to serve on CAMPO and the Joint AISD County City Subcommittee. I would be hap...
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: 11139

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: 4617

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: 4608

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 an...
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: 5568

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: 11780

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: 4728

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: 4315

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: 4799

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: 6073

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: 4311

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 ho...
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: 8628

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: 5606

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: 5606

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: 6474

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: 3741

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: 5124

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: 6363

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...