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by Steve Adler
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 0
Views: 1415

Budget Adoption

Colleagues, As we prepare for budget adoption this week, here are a few notes on logistics, subject to the will of the council: • All speakers (remote or in-person) must register in advance by Monday, August 10 by 5:00 p.m. to speak at the budget adoption reading meetings on August 12 and August 14 ...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: July 30 Council Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1306

July 30 Council Meeting

Colleagues, We have 434 speakers signed up on non-zoning items and up to 157 on zoning items. We will give speakers 1 minute each on all items in order to allow time for us to hear all the speakers. Like at the last Budget Hearing, we will hear speakers in batches. We need to vote on #70 before 2 pm...
by Steve Adler
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: July 29 Council Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1052

July 29 Council Meeting

Colleagues, We have 56 speakers signed up for tomorrow. We will give each speaker 2 minutes, so we should be able to hear all the speakers before our lunch break. We plan to take a lunch break around noon. Tomorrow, we have: • Consent items 1-96 and 106-117 (right now pulled items are 5, 74, 86, and...
by Steve Adler
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Monday’s Joint Meeting with Capital Metro RE: Project Connect
Replies: 7
Views: 5381

Monday’s Joint Meeting with Capital Metro RE: Project Connect

From Mayor Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Garza, Council Member Ellis, and Council Member Kitchen: Colleagues, On Monday, we have a joint meeting (http://austintexas.gov/department/city-council/2020/20200727-spec.htm) with Capital Metro where we will be asked if we’re ready to give direction on the Project Co...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Meeting Schedule - July 23
Replies: 0
Views: 1762

Budget Meeting Schedule - July 23

Colleagues, We have about 400 speakers signed up for Budget Input tomorrow. We have been planning on each speaker getting 2 minutes. This totals 800 minutes or just over 13 hours of speaker time (absent council action otherwise). So that speakers do not have to wait on line all day, they will be ass...
by Steve Adler
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting, July 9
Replies: 0
Views: 1543

Special Called Meeting, July 9

Colleagues, A Special Called Meeting will be posted for Thursday, July 9 at 10 am to discuss COVID related items. The meeting is primarily for our regular briefing, including from Dr. Escott, Director Hayden, and Dr. Meyers. We will also have the opportunity to consider possible action on two IFC or...
by Steve Adler
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19
Replies: 3
Views: 2775

Re: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19

Colleagues, Here are the topics we plan to cover at the Special Called Meeting on Monday. (Agenda here - https://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=342511) o General updates from Dr. Escott and APH o Modeling update from Dr. Meyers o Strategy and Actions to address disproportionate cases in: ...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19
Replies: 3
Views: 2775

Re: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19

Colleagues, We will be posting a Special Called Meeting to discuss COVID related topics. The agenda office helped us identify the time when a critical number of us were available. Monday, June 29 1 pm Virtual Meeting Discussion only, no action items. Executive Session on related matters Agenda will ...
by Steve Adler
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19
Replies: 3
Views: 2775

Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19

Colleagues, The Mayor Pro Tem and I recommend that Council consider having a Special Called Meeting for the purpose of having a COVID-19 briefing and an Executive Session on related legal issues. We would propose an agenda to include items like the following: • Reports from Dr. Escott and Austin Pub...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting - APD Briefing
Replies: 0
Views: 2205

Special Called Meeting - APD Briefing

Colleagues: This is to propose that we carry the Council briefing from APD on the protests and related discussion over to Friday morning, so that speakers can speak without going too late into the evening on Thursday and so that we are not discussing on this matter even later into the night. After 3...
by Steve Adler
Thu May 21, 2020 8:50 am
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

Colleagues, Yesterday afternoon a revised version of item 95 was distributed to you at 5:06pm. The version 2 document as well as a red line version to identify changes can found here: Item 95 version 2: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/2A-20200521084418.pdf Item 95 version 2 (red lin...
by Steve Adler
Wed May 20, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments and Updated Back up for 5/21
Replies: 3
Views: 3127

Amendments and Updated Back up for 5/21

Colleagues, Please use this thread to post updated back up or amendments to items on the 5/21 Council Agenda. If you would like to have discussion on this board about an agenda item, please have that in its own thread. This thread is just for posting any amendments or back up for an agenda item (thi...
by Steve Adler
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: COVID-19 Budget Resolution for May 7
Replies: 3
Views: 3306

Re: COVID-19 Budget Resolution for May 7

Thank you for your post, CM Kitchen. I share your concern and had asked the City Manager and Budget Officer for a presentation to the full Council. They should be prepared to discuss this with us at work session next Tuesday, May 5th.
by Steve Adler
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Executive Session re police matters this coming Friday or Tuesday
Replies: 8
Views: 6093

Re: Special Called Executive Session re police matters this coming Friday or Tuesday

Looks like Friday afternoon works for most folks, so we’ll go at 3 pm on Friday. After discussing with legal and the Manager, it was determined the cleanest way to post this as an agenda item is to include it in our quarterly Executive Session discussions with the Manager. I also included an item on...
by Steve Adler
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Executive Session re police matters this coming Friday or Tuesday
Replies: 8
Views: 6093

Special Called Executive Session re police matters this coming Friday or Tuesday

Colleagues, A special called executive session has been requested to discuss personnel issues related to the Lisa Tatum report and legal issues related to the recent APD officer involved shooting. Would you please indicate if you’re available Friday for this session, or if you’d rather have this mat...
by Steve Adler
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 4.28.20 Work Session on Opening Up Economic Activity
Replies: 2
Views: 3007

4.28.20 Work Session on Opening Up Economic Activity

Colleagues, Tomorrow’s work session will start at 9 am. I’ll open by quickly going over this post (and this attachment http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/57-20200427085107.pdf ) We have with us from 9:15 to 10:30: Dr, Mark Escott, Dean Clay Johnston, and Dr. Lauren Meyers. The models d...
by Steve Adler
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments and Updated Back up for 4/23
Replies: 0
Views: 2950

Amendments and Updated Back up for 4/23

Colleagues, Please use this thread to post updated back up or amendments to items on the 4/23 Council Agenda. If you would like to have discussion on this board about an agenda item, please have that in its own thread. This thread is just for posting any amendments or back up for an agenda item (thi...
by Steve Adler
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 86 - April 9, 2020 Council Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 3043

Item 86 - April 9, 2020 Council Agenda

I cannot support Item 86 as written even though I very much support getting emergency relief to musicians, artists and their industries. The existing funds for music and art need to be maintained so the creative industries can help lead us into recovery. Here is an amendment to item 86 that attempts...
by Steve Adler
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: April 9 Council Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 2538

Re: April 9 Council Meeting

Colleagues, Here is my proposal for the schedule for tomorrow’s meeting. We will convene at 10 am. We have about 2 hours of speakers signed up. They will each get three minutes (those requesting translators will get six minutes). Most are signed up on item 81. We will take all the speakers (other th...
by Steve Adler
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: April 9 Council Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 2538

April 9 Council Meeting

Colleagues, As we continue our Council Meetings with remote options, here is how I propose that the April 9th meeting work: WORK SESSION • We plan to hold a Work Session for 4/7 • Like normal, this may include briefing(s), executive session, and pulled agenda items • Council Members are encouraged t...
by Steve Adler
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Energy Generation Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 2750

Re: Austin Energy Generation Plan

CM Tovo, Thanks for your suggestion to move forward with approving Item 2 on Thursday. I agree with your suggestion that Council move to approve the plan this Thursday, along with the four recommendations that the RMC and EUC agreed on. My understanding is that those four recommendations will be add...
by Steve Adler
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: March Council Meetings
Replies: 6
Views: 5492

Re: March Council Meetings

Colleagues, A few updates on details for the 3/26 Council Meeting. (new start time will be 2 pm). Consent Items • The Agenda Office will be sending out information on which items may be postponed or withdrawn. • Any council questions or concerns should be sent to the Agenda Office for responses and ...
by Steve Adler
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: March Council Meetings
Replies: 6
Views: 5492

March Council Meetings

Colleagues, As we limit gatherings and practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I propose the following after talking with the City Manager and staff: REGULAR COUNCIL MEETINGS • Cancel the 3/24 Work Session • Hold a very limited, brief meeting on 3/26 only for items that can be ...