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by Steve Adler
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 3/4 Council Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Re: 3/4 Council Meeting

These are the items we have left for today. Council may take them up in any order. Pulled Items: • 40 – agreement for abortion access • 62- ATD Operating Budget • 68- Austin Convention Enterprises Non Consent: • 79: Public Hearing – enterprise zone projects • 80: Public Hearing – water rates • 83-86...
by Steve Adler
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 3/4 Council Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 725

3/4 Council Meeting

Colleagues, Here is the general plan I recommend for the 3/4 Council Meeting. We have about 109 speakers signed up overall. - In the morning, we will hear from about 83 speakers at 1 minute each. - Noon - Citizen Communication – 10 speakers at 3 min each. - Lunch break: after Cit Com Speakers - 2 pm...
by Steve Adler
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 6 on 2/25
Replies: 6
Views: 1686

Re: Item 6 on 2/25

Colleagues, In preparation for tomorrow’s Council meeting, I’m posting an amendment to this resolution that begins to list details for the City Manager to report back on. I encourage others to raise ideas or concerns here that can be included into the direction. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austinc...
by Steve Adler
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/25 - Special Called Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 565

2/25 - Special Called Meeting

Colleagues, Here is the general plan I recommend for the 2/25 Special Called Council Meeting. We have 11 speakers signed up to speak. - Start with COVID Briefing - Then briefing on Severe weather event and ongoing recovery and relief efforts - If we have time before lunch, can start considering acti...
by Steve Adler
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 6 on 2/25
Replies: 6
Views: 1686

Item 6 on 2/25

Colleagues, I asked the City Manager to include Item 6 on the Special Called Meeting so that all of us would have an opportunity to raise and include for consideration those ideas and issues that might help mitigate the disaster’s impacts on our residents. The item has broad posting language: "...
by Steve Adler
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting - 2/25
Replies: 0
Views: 674

Special Called Meeting - 2/25

Colleagues, As requested by the City Manager, a Special Called meeting will be posted for next Thursday, February 25 at 10 am. We will receive a briefing by staff on the weather related response and on COVID. There will also be items posted by staff regarding the emergency declaration and in relatio...
by Steve Adler
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/18 Council Meeting- Cancelled
Replies: 0
Views: 674

2/18 Council Meeting- Cancelled

The Thursday (2/18) Council Meeting has been cancelled. The City Manager indicated that staff needed to focus on the emergency issues in front of us. Even though we are not having a regular Council Meeting this week, it is clear that Council Members need up to date information about our current cris...
by Steve Adler
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/16 Work Session Cancelled
Replies: 0
Views: 639

2/16 Work Session Cancelled

The City Manager has closed the City, except for essential services, on February 16 and 17. Therefore, the February 16 Work Session has been cancelled.

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by Steve Adler
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting Request
Replies: 12
Views: 4205

Re: Special Called Meeting Request

I am cancelling the special called meeting for tonight. It is apparent from the message board that there will not be the necessary eight affirmative votes in attendance tonight or available to approve the item to ensure an odd number of voting council members. I greatly appreciate the willingness an...
by Steve Adler
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting Request
Replies: 12
Views: 4205

Re: Special Called Meeting Request

Colleagues, Based on the message board responses, it does not appear that we have enough Council Members to hold the noticed meeting on Friday night. At least six members would be required to have the quorum necessary to convene a meeting and legal tells us that passing the proposed item would requi...
by Steve Adler
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting Request
Replies: 12
Views: 4205

Re: Special Called Meeting Request

CM Fuentes, in response to your message board post, and having gotten a similar request from MPT Harper Madison, the option to have such a special called meeting has been preserved with a posting tonight. Colleagues: please respond to this message board post to indicate whether or not you want Counc...
by Steve Adler
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: February 9 - item 1 - Amendment
Replies: 1
Views: 721

February 9 - item 1 - Amendment

Colleagues:
Here is a proposed change on the ballot language for the mayor-council item to make clear there is a veto and it is subject to being overridden with a two-thirds or three-fourths majority vote of council.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 144341.pdf

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by Steve Adler
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting 2/9
Replies: 0
Views: 678

Special Called Meeting 2/9

Colleagues,


Here is the general plan I recommend for the 2/9 Special Called Meeting. We have 37 speakers signed up to speak.

9 am – COVID Briefing (Item #6)
11am – take 37 speakers at 3 minutes each
Lunch break after speakers
Executive Session after lunch
Discussion and action on items 1-5.

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by Steve Adler
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meetings
Replies: 0
Views: 680

Special Called Meetings

Colleagues, Today, the agenda office will be posting Special Called Meetings for next week regarding the petition items. Tuesday, we will have the COVID Briefing with just our Council and then handle the petition items. We do plan to return the joint briefings with the County in future weeks. Meetin...
by Steve Adler
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/4 Council Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Re: 2/4 Council Meeting

Here are the items we have left today. Council may take up the items in any order. Pulled Items - 8: Equitable Chamber Funding - 35: GoodWork Austin contract - 36: Sysco contract - 49: IFC - HEAL Initiative - 60: ESD #17 - 61: Hotel purchase - 62: IFC – Project Connect anti-displacement funds Non Co...
by Steve Adler
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CORRECTED MESSAGE BOARD POST ITEM 49 HEAL INITIATIVE FACT SHEET AND QUESTIONS/ANSWERS
Replies: 7
Views: 2727

Re: CORRECTED MESSAGE BOARD POST ITEM 49 HEAL INITIATIVE FACT SHEET AND QUESTIONS/ANSWERS

Council Member Kitchen and Co-Sponsors: Again, thank you for your leadership on the HEAL initiative which importantly addresses some encampments and street management issues. Acting in more immediate ways must happen along side the longer-term and more permanent work. I would like the Council to con...
by Steve Adler
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/4 Council Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 787

2/4 Council Meeting

Colleagues, Here is the general plan I recommend for the 2/4 Council Meeting. We have about 235 speakers signed up to speak. 5 of those are on zoning cases. - In the morning, we will hear from about 154 speakers at 1 minute each. - Noon - Citizen Communication – even if not quite done with morning s...
by Steve Adler
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Council Meeting Schedule

Colleagues, For the near future, we plan to continue Joint COVID Briefings with Travis County each Tuesday morning at 9 am. Our next one is tomorrow morning (Feb 2). This time, I will call on Council Members for questions in reverse District order- so starting with D10, ending with D1. We will conve...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 1/27 Council Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: 1/27 Council Meeting

Here are the items we have left for today. Council may take them up in any order.

Pulled Items:
13 – HealthSouth
27-32 – hotel items (after 3pm speakers)

Non consent:
63- Exec Session – May 2021 Election
Zoning
by Steve Adler
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 1/27 Council Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: 1/27 Council Meeting

Here are the items we have left for today. Council may take them up in any order.

Pulled Items:
13 – HealthSouth
25 – ESD #17
27-32 – hotel items (after 3 pm speakers)
51 - ROW fees for Capitol Complex

Non consent:
61 – Mayor Pro Tem
63- Exec Session – May 2021 Election
Zoning items
by Steve Adler
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 56
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Re: Item 56

Colleagues, Without yet having heard any concerns from Council Members on the proposed resolution and amendment, I want to thank Council Member Fuentes for her efforts on this resolution to address one of the most serious challenges in our city - flood risk. I also appreciate the amendment offered b...
by Steve Adler
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 1/27 Council Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 822

1/27 Council Meeting

Colleagues, Here is the general plan I recommend for the 1/27 Council Meeting. We have 117 speakers signed up on “Morning” items. - In the morning, we will hear the 23 speakers signed up on items other than hotel items. Each speaker will get 3 minutes. - Noon - Citizen Communication - 4 speakers are...
by Steve Adler
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Council Committees and other designations
Replies: 0
Views: 819

City Council Committees and other designations

Colleagues, At the first Work Session of the year, we are supposed to consider the subject of Council Committees and, at the same time, we’ll also entertain Intergovernmental Committees/Positions. This discussion is posted for the 1/25 Work Session. As a reminder, per Ordinance 20180510-019: - Counc...
by Steve Adler
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Joint COVID Briefing on 1/26
Replies: 0
Views: 672

Joint COVID Briefing on 1/26

Colleagues, The Joint COVID Briefing worked well and the plan is to do it again next week. Therefore, the schedule for next week will be: Monday, Jan 25 – 9 am City Council Work Session as scheduled (no COVID briefing) Tues, Jan 26 - 9 am joint meeting with County Commissioners for COVID Briefing We...