Item 93 eTOD Resolution A

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Ann Kitchen
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Item 93 eTOD Resolution A

Post by Ann Kitchen » Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:26 pm

Item 93 eTOD Resolution, Amendment to Line 142:

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN:
The City Council directs the City Manager to contribute actively to the ongoing studies, in partnership with Capital Metro, to help ensure the study outcomes serve as a guide for revising the City’s existing TOD process and station area plans, as well as providing recommendations to initiate relevant land use amendments in the eTOD Study area and areas designated as TODs, and high-capacity transit areas.

Rationale: The amendment clarifies “where” land use amendments would be relevant given that the CapMetro studies are for specified geographic areas. The CapMetro studies are specific to a geographic area. That could be relevant to other TODs, depending on the context for other TODs, but would not be relevant to all areas in the city with some transit service. 
Ann Kitchen
Council Member District 5

Ann Kitchen
Posts: 235
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:04 pm

Re: Item 93 eTOD Resolution A

Post by Ann Kitchen » Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:33 pm

Colleagues

Thank you to MPT Harper-Madison for accepting most of my amendments to Item 93 eTOD Resolution.

I have one remaining amendment - that tracks back to our conversations at the worksession on June 1st. As we discussed at the worksession, this amendment clarifies where land use amendments would be relevant given the CapMetro study area (see rationale below).

I am hopeful this amendment is acceptable to the Mayor Pro-Term. As we have been discussing, this resolution is a useful and important step to improving our TOD ordinance and working with CapMetro to support equitable transit opportunities in Austin.

Best Regards
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5


Item 93 eTOD Resolution, Amendment to Line 142:

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN:
The City Council directs the City Manager to contribute actively to the ongoing studies, in partnership with Capital Metro, to help ensure the study outcomes serve as a guide for revising the City’s existing TOD process and station area plans, as well as providing recommendations to initiate relevant land use amendments in the eTOD Study area and areas designated as TODs. <<<. DELETE: and high-capacity transit areas>>>

RATIONALE: The amendment clarifies “where” land use amendments would be relevant given that the CapMetro studies are for specified geographic areas. The CapMetro studies are specific to a geographic area. That could be relevant to other TODs, depending on the context for other TODs, but would not be relevant to all areas in the city with some transit service.
Ann Kitchen
Council Member District 5

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