Item 44 Amendment

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Jose Velasquez
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Item 44 Amendment

Post by Jose Velasquez »

Colleagues—

I will be offering the following amendment to Item 44. It adds language related to water quality controls and community response to the proposed I-35 expansion.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 13302.docx

Thank you,
CM Velásquez
Council Member, District 3
Jose Velasquez
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Re: Item 44 Amendment

Post by Jose Velasquez »

Colleagues,

It seems there was an issue with the linked file in my initial post. Below is an updated link to the amendment draft—

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 120955.pdf

Thank you,
CM Velásquez
Council Member, District 3
Julie Montgomery
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Re: Item 44 Amendment

Post by Julie Montgomery »

On behalf of MPT Ellis, please see her proposed amendment to Item 44:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 152838.pdf

Per the work session discussion, this amendment would add a phrase (in asterisks) to the end of lines 99-103 as follows:

“4. Encourage TxDOT, the Austin Transportation Department, and other City departments to continue to collaborate and prioritize reducing the environmental, traffic, and safety impacts of United States Interstate Highway 35, especially the frontage roads. Frontage roads and east-west crossings should prioritize service to the local street network *and should have speed limits no higher than the adjacent local street network*.”

She hopes it will be accepted as a friendly amendment. Thank you!
Chief of Staff
Office of Mayor Pro Tem Paige Ellis, District 8
Julie Montgomery
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Re: Item 44 Amendment

Post by Julie Montgomery »

On behalf of MPT Ellis, please see version 2 of her amendment to Item 44, which adds "and design speeds" so that lines 99-103 would read:

“4. Encourage TxDOT, the Austin Transportation Department, and other City departments to continue to collaborate and prioritize reducing the environmental, traffic, and safety impacts of United States Interstate Highway 35, especially the frontage roads. Frontage roads and east-west crossings should prioritize service to the local street network *and should have speed limits **and design speeds** no higher than the adjacent local street network*.”

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 123235.pdf
Chief of Staff
Office of Mayor Pro Tem Paige Ellis, District 8
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