Mayor Pro Tem, Council Member Kitchen and colleagues:
I hope we pass an ordinance that contains some clarification of the endangerment and impeding provisions of existing law. It may be that the surest and best way to get there is to significantly simplify and pass a short substitute motion.
Much appreciation is due our colleagues Ann, Kathie, Leslie, and Alison for their work on the Item 29 draft and their hard work to bridge gaps. Our collective work over the last couple months is bringing us all to a consensus place.
Mayor Pro Tem, thanks for your work and post on this matter. If the council decides to go with a substitute, most all the issues you raise can be incorporated into the base substitute motion. We have discussed the concepts you propose with legal and have gotten suggested wording.
This is what I would propose be used as a base substitute motion.
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 203135.pdf
If we’re going to consider a substitute motion on item 29 tomorrow, I will follow this process:
o Ann will be recognized first to offer her motion (a second will be sought);
o I will then recognize the tender of a substitute motion (a second will be sought);
o We’ll then independently take up and consider the Kitchen ordinance and all amendments;
o We’ll then independently take up the substitute ordinance and consider all amendments.
o The council will decide which of the two motions it will vote on first.
o If the first motion voted upon is approved, the item has been decided
o If the first motion voted upon is not approved, the other motion will voted upon.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to pass a primarily clarifying ordinance that reflects our consensus.