Safer 6th Street Update

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Ashley Richardson
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Safer 6th Street Update

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On behalf of Council Member Tovo -

Colleagues,

As the issue of gun violence on 6th Street emerged during our conversation with the Office of Violence Prevention today, I want to take the opportunity to reshare my Safer 6th resolutions, along with accompanying back-up regarding actions I have sponsored to address violence on 6th Street. As I noted, the first resolution directed the City Manager to develop a “nightlife management plan” informed by best practices around the nation. It also established an interdepartmental team that includes the Office of Violence Prevention.

Among other strategies, Resolution #2 directs city legal to brief us on options for taking legal action against establishments with records of violence taking place within or immediately adjacent to their establishments; I have also asked city legal to schedule an executive session for us to discuss options for limiting guns within the Sixth Street enclosure. I am hopeful that we can address both topics at our next executive session and will request that of the City Manager.

Resolution No. 20210729-175 Approve a resolution relating to comprehensive strategies and immediate and longer-term actions to create a safer Sixth Street environment for all: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 125815.pdf
Council Sponsor: Council Member Kathie Tovo
Council Co-sponsors: Council Member Sabino 'Pio' Renteria, Mayor Steve Adler, Council Member Mackenzie Kelly.

October 5, 2021, Response to Resolution No. 20210729-175: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 130341.pdf

December 27, 2021, Response to Resolution No. 202110729-175: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 130117.pdf

Resolution No. 20220303-061 Approve a resolution relating to comprehensive strategies and actions intended to create a safer Sixth Street area; and relating to gun storage and buyback programs: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 130223.pdf
Council Sponsor: Council Member Kathie Tovo
Council Co-sponsors: Council Member Sabino 'Pio' Renteria, Council Member Mackenzie Kelly, Mayor Steve Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Alison Alter.

Many thanks.

Best,

Kathie
Senior Policy Advisor
Office of Kathie Tovo, Council Member District 9