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Tick Tock: Austin City Council Meeting 12.17.2015

Monday, December 21, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Tick Tock is the sortable-by-item-number transcript of Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin’s Twitter feed from City Council’s Thursday meeting. Simply click on the item number to scroll to the corresponding. Votes are color-coded: Green for yeas, red for nays, et cetera. It’s embedded below.

Tick Tock

Participants:

MKanin 555
lizpagano 3
LillyRockwell 3
DanKeshet 3
eraycollins 2
RobHeidrick 2
robdnl 2
JaceDeloney 2
PhillipMartin 2
nanieneavel 2
ATXsaferstreets 1
jenniferinc 1
GregorioCasar 1
cubbie9000 1
groverbynum 1
joethepleb 1
Aloha_Analytics 1
tcb 1

Thursday, December 17, 2015 10AM

#atxcouncil about to get under way. @lizpagano’s preview of the action is here: https://t.co/YivLsx5U1u #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:07 AM
#atxcouncil about to get under way. @lizpagano’s preview of the action is here: https://t.co/YivLsx5U1u #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:07 AM
here is my preview: https://t.co/LXNYBOg3fI #ATxcouncil #aTxgov December 17, 2015 10:08 AM
#atxcouncil underway and into changes and corrections #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:12 AM
Item 30
item 30 is withdrawn #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:12 AM
Item 75
item 75, the TNC item (Lyft and Uber) will be set for 7pm time certain, so no earlier than that #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:13 AM
items 96 and 97 will be ppd until jan 28 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:13 AM
It’s holiday season at #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity https://t.co/6BCOhbwpUv December 17, 2015 10:15 AM
lobbying items 68, 69, 70 at 1:30 after #atxcouncil lunch break #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:15 AM
Item 76
.@d5kitchen wants to tackle item 76, 1/4-cent funds, before the #atxcouncil dinner break #atxgov more on that here https://t.co/xwUQRG1TMY December 17, 2015 10:17 AM
Item 57
MPT @kathietovo w proposed amendment to item 57, Watershed to look at impervious cover; if ok it’ll remain on consent #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:20 AM
with no objections, MPT @kathietovo amendment is in and 57 will stay on consent. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:21 AM
#atxcouncil pulled items: 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30 (w/d), 48 (ppd 1/28), 53 from consent December 17, 2015 10:29 AM
some concern over late backup on 75 (TNCs) here from MPT @Kathietovo & @ellenforaustin; lack of clarity on amends #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:30 AM
.@gregoriocasar pitching amend to SXSW fee waivers; changing language over econ dev agreement to deal of diffn’t nature #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:32 AM
.@gregoriocasar pitching amend to SXSW fee waivers; changing language over econ dev agreement to deal of diffn’t nature #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:32 AM
Item 56
sxsw is item 56. could remain on consent here #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:33 AM
Item 56
but, @DonZimmermanATX wants item 56 pulled. so add it to the list. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 10:33 AM
Item 75
DanKeshet "@MKanin Is there a link to the backup?"
.@DanKeshet link to backup on item 75 (TNCs) here: https://t.co/oRNE4IY4tu December 17, 2015 10:37 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin tx!"
@DanKeshet ‘course December 17, 2015 10:37 AM
Item 30
.@oraatx1 wants to know why item 30 was w.drawn. answer: developer says resolution no longer needed. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:42 AM
30 out of the way, #atxcouncil is set to vote on consent, w @DonZimmermanATX abstains and nos. #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 10:44 AM
#atxcouncil consent passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) w nos and abstains from @DonZimmermanATX and @ellenforaustin #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:46 AM
LillyRockwell ".@MayorAdler is reading Zimmerman’s abstentions. Didn’t hear the attorney’s fees item listed. So perhaps he will vote on it? #atxcouncil"
@LillyRockwell i think that he pulled the item. December 17, 2015 10:47 AM
into zoning and planning consent items now. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:47 AM
Item 81
item 81 is consent 2 nd 3 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:48 AM
Item 82
item 82 is consent 2nd reading, as is related item 83. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:48 AM
Item 84
item 84 is ppd until 1/28 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:49 AM
Item 85
item 85 is a discussion item #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:49 AM
Item 86
item 86 is consent 3rd reading #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:50 AM
RT @PointAustin: Limos? Ivory towers? TNC argument beginning to sound like a Forties melodrama . . . #atxcouncil https://t.co/yGCPCmWAtf December 17, 2015 10:50 AM
now items 82 and 83 can be on 2nd and 3rd reading #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:52 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: @MKanin Ah I see. He pulled it so therefore didn’t need to announce abstention in advance. December 17, 2015 10:52 AM
LillyRockwell "@MKanin Ah I see. He pulled it so therefore didn’t need to announce abstention in advance."
.@LillyRockwell in so doing, @DonZimmermanATX also noted that he would not vote on item, but had some questions #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:52 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: Kanin has straightened me out. Looks like those abstentions were just on consent. #atxcouncil https://t.co/RT3Dh480Rd December 17, 2015 10:54 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: Kanin has straightened me out. Looks like those abstentions were just on consent. #atxcouncil https://t.co/RT3Dh480Rd December 17, 2015 10:54 AM
#atxcouncil zoning passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:55 AM
seems like #atxcouncil will also hear 1/4-cent item after dinner break. #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:55 AM
#atxcouncil will now try to handle quick items before noon #citcom/lunch break #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:56 AM
items 71 and 72 are first #atxcouncil #atxgov pass, yeas: 10 December 17, 2015 10:56 AM
check that #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:57 AM
Item 71
item 71 is yeas: 10, abstains: 1 #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 10:57 AM
Item 72
item 72 is yeas: 9 abstains: 2 (@donzimmermanatx, @ellenforaustin) #zimcity #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:58 AM
Item 73
item 73 passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:58 AM
Item 77
#atxcouncil moves along to item 77, municipal court judges, substitutes #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:59 AM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 11AM

.@poolforaustin looking to open associate judge position for juvenile issues (i think). legal: #atxcouncil can’t assign roles here #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:00 AM
.@gregoriocasar echoes @poolforaustin concerns, but suggests that he’ll leave details to committee. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:01 AM
77 passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:02 AM
abstains: 2 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:02 AM
nanieneavel "@MKanin was # 55 passed on consent??CH appointee??"
.@nanieneavel 55 did go on consent. confirming appointees. hang tight. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:04 AM
Item 14
#atxcouncil is on to item 14, a bit of reclassification for EMS employees #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:06 AM
after some concern about issues from EMS employees assn, seems this one is headed to committee in jan #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:07 AM
staff: EMS vacancies don’t align w needs, need reclass to make it work #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:08 AM
nanieneavel "@MKanin was # 55 passed on consent??CH appointee??"
.@nanieneavel Richard Yuen is the #atxcouncil appointment to the CH board. #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:09 AM
14 is ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov yeas: 11 (unanimous) December 17, 2015 11:12 AM
14 is ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov yeas: 11 (unanimous) December 17, 2015 11:12 AM
Item 13
#atxcouncil takes up item 13. @oraatx1 has questions community input on design of AIPP project #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:13 AM
groverbynum "#zimhappy #zimholidays #zimkanin https://t.co/nwcuhxKKQW"
@groverbynum #zimmin’along December 17, 2015 11:15 AM
.@donzimmermanatx moves to strike authority of #atxgov to execute AIPP deal. would come back to #atxcouncil. cites objections from commish December 17, 2015 11:17 AM
.@donzimmermanatx amend fails yeas: 2 (@donzimmermanatx, @ellenforaustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:18 AM
nays: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:18 AM
13 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:18 AM
nays: 2 #atxcouncil #atxgov (@donzimmermanatx, @ellenforaustin) #zimcity December 17, 2015 11:19 AM
Item 78
#atxcouncil takes up item 78, eminent domain. passes yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:19 AM
abstains: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 11:19 AM
Item 20
#atxcouncil moves along to item 20. .@oraatx1 has concerns that there should be more than spanish lang translation services #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:21 AM
still, @orratx1 ready to vote for it. @ellenforaustin wonders if service is bid out. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:21 AM
20 is for dollars for Texas Rio Grande legal aid for tenant assistance #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:21 AM
staff: Texas Rio Grande legal aid is the only nonprofit in #atxgov that provides these services #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:22 AM
still, @ellenforaustin suggests that other entities could provide like services. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:23 AM
.@donzimmermanatx uses 20 to address “management issue” at #atxgov code department. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 11:26 AM
reminder to all that @DonZimmermanATX is doing all this with a santa hat on. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 11:27 AM
.@sherigallod10 objects to lack of metrics in contract w Tx Rio Grande Legal Aid #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:29 AM
so, @sherigallod10 does her own math, suggests that the cost per client here is $2k, which sounds like a lot to her #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:29 AM
staff: that @sherigallod10 math is incorrect. reach is wider than suggested, implies cost per client would go down #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:30 AM
staff: that @sherigallod10 math is incorrect. reach is wider than suggested, implies cost per client would go down #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:30 AM
RT @PointAustin: Troxclair & Zimmerman objecting to @TRLA legal services for tenants #atxcouncil https://t.co/MvOdxnihWs December 17, 2015 11:30 AM
with new math, @sherigallod10 puts costs at $1k per person. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:31 AM
still @sherigallod10 has concerns w automatic renewals, wants to revisit metrics ahead of reauthorization. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:31 AM
staff runs through checks that department does on efficacy of contractee. #atxcouncil #atxgov “there is a very rigorous system in place” December 17, 2015 11:33 AM
staff adds that renewal is optional, not required. #atxgov could kill it before renewal. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 11:34 AM
.@donzimmermanatx won’t vote for 20. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:43 AM
.@sherigallod10 refers to Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid as a “company” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:44 AM
debate cut off on 20; passes yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:45 AM
abstains: @sherigallod10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:45 AM
nays: 2 (@ellenforaustin, @DonZimmermanATX) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:46 AM
Item 80
#atxcouncil moves along to item 80, Pilot Knob PUD ordinance #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:46 AM
staff reading changes into record #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:46 AM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 12PM

yikes. ya step out for a minute and you miss a few things. we’re on to lunch here at #atxcouncil. be back ’round 1:30 #atxgov December 17, 2015 12:00 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 1PM

#atxcouncil has returned and will take up lobbying issues, items 68, 69, and 70 #atxgov December 17, 2015 01:56 PM
68 first. Passes. Yeas; 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 01:57 PM
Item 69
Item 69 is next. #atxcouncil match of December 17, 2015 01:58 PM
.@poolforaustin notes that lobby items are passing w support of industry groups. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 01:59 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 2PM

.@DonZimmermanATX says that 69 misses the mark. Suggests that staff be included in lobbying ords? #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 02:00 PM
69 passes anyway. Yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:01 PM
69 passes anyway. Yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:01 PM
Abstains: 1 @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 02:01 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to time 70, dark money rules #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:02 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX, who is suing #atxgov over campaign finance, raises 1st amend issues w dark money rules. #atxcouncil #zimcity December 17, 2015 02:02 PM
.@EllenforAustin echoes @DonZimmermanATX, worries that dark money rules lead #atxcouncil “down a very dangerous road” #atxglc December 17, 2015 02:03 PM
70 passes. Yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:05 PM
Nays: @DonZimmermanATX and @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 02:06 PM
Item 70
.@D5Kitchen adds her yea to item 70 vote. Tally now 9-2 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:06 PM
Item 16
#atxcouncil moves along to item 16. This is the estancia hill country PID #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:07 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX opens w question about whether #atxgov favors PIDs over MUDs #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 02:08 PM
Staff: no. @DonZimmermanATX sees MUDs as “a much much better model,” would have #atxgov favor MUDs #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 02:09 PM
That @DonZimmermanATX point was met w surprisingly little resistance from dais. #atxgov #atxcouncil #zimcity December 17, 2015 02:12 PM
16 passes. Yeas: 11 #atxgov #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 02:12 PM
Item 21
#atxcouncil moves to item 21. It passes. Yeas: 9 #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:13 PM
Item 24
We are now on to item 24, legal stuff associated w @DonZimmermanATX lawsuit. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:14 PM
24 pulled by @DonZimmermanATX. MPT @kathietovo notes that Zim may not be able to ask Qs. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 02:15 PM
Legal also advises @DonZimmermanATX to not ask Qs on item he will recuse on #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:15 PM
eraycollins "My impression is that CMs have decided to let him talk and then move on without comment, @MKanin."
I believe @kathietovo suggested he shouldn’t speak, legal offered that advise, and he offered a quick statement about costs @eraycollins December 17, 2015 02:17 PM
DanKeshet "@LillyRockwell @MKanin Did either of you hear Zimmerman say to Troxclair: “You can ask.”"
.@DanKeshet @LillyRockwell no! Did he? December 17, 2015 02:17 PM
24 passes. Yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:17 PM
24 passes. Yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:17 PM
Recused: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 02:18 PM
Nays: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:18 PM
We’re on to items 26, 27, and 28. Homestead Preservation Ds #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:19 PM
Pulled by @DonZimmermanATX. He’s looking at any potential costs for #atxgov #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 02:20 PM
.@GregorioCasar notes that upcoming committee agendas will consider further homestead pres districts, pushing southeast. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:22 PM
MPT @kathietovo suggests that #atxcouncil should revisit HPD in university area. #Arctic December 17, 2015 02:23 PM
.@Oraatx1 raises concerns over outreach, whether #atxgov reached out to all impacted residents. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 02:27 PM
.@AURAatx’s @ericwg up. Notes group’s support for homestead pres districts. #atxcouncil #archive December 17, 2015 02:29 PM
.@PoolforAustin says HPDs send right signal. @Oraatx1 supports too, but worries that some have been left out of convo #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:36 PM
26, 27, and 28 pass. Yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:37 PM
Nays: 2 @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 02:37 PM
Item 74
#atxcouncil moves along to item 74. 74 sets aside housing trust fund dollars for affordable housing on #atxgov property. Part of HSD discuss December 17, 2015 02:40 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Tovo: Maybe the affordable housing fund should also include tax revenue from other public land, like state/county #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 02:47 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX into the estimates of revenue generated by 74. Suggests #atxgov could be $1.5m short. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 02:50 PM
Staff: #atxcouncil has to make policy decisions about these, other things. #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:51 PM
Prompted by #atxcouncil member @PoolforAustin, staff notes that #atxgov funds like efforts at ATX Workforce Solutions, other spots December 17, 2015 02:53 PM
.@sherigallod10 frames issue as one of “affordability desert” in west #atxgov #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 02:54 PM
.@sherigallod10: current plan “doesn’t address…being able to increase affordable housing units” in areas she cited. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:56 PM
.@sherigallod10 now turns to @donzimmermanatx point, that $$ earmarking hamstrings general fund moving forward #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:57 PM
.@sherigallod10 now turns to @donzimmermanatx point, that $$ earmarking hamstrings general fund moving forward #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 02:57 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 3PM

#atxcouncil will take separate votes on resolved clauses in 74. #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:05 PM
first +20% for affordable housing devs in identified areas. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:05 PM
.@poolforaustin notes that +20% could grow in future, aid in distribution of affordable housing throughout #atxgov #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 03:06 PM
.@dgarzaford2 wonders why #atxcouncil is saying 20% if 20% is flexible. #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:06 PM
.@gregoriocasar notes potential for modifications up to 40%, i believe. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:07 PM
.@sherigallod10 also questions flexibility. .@mayoradler can change allocations at any time. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:08 PM
first allocation passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:09 PM
nays: 2 @DonZimmermanATX @ellenforaustin #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 03:10 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to additional 40% allocation #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:10 PM
LillyRockwell "Hard to see b/c of flag but @d3forpio is also getting in the Xmas spirit with reindeer antlers. #atxcouncil https://t.co/tE63eI2rGE"
@LillyRockwell they were definitely jingling as he was making his points December 17, 2015 03:12 PM
40% passes yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:12 PM
nays @DonZimmermanATX @ellenforaustin #atxcouncil #zimcity December 17, 2015 03:12 PM
abstains: @oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:12 PM
Item 56
#atxcouncil moves along to item 56, SXSW fee waivers #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:13 PM
.@gregoriocasar has amendment that changes lang to change it from an econ dev incentives agreement to…something else #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:14 PM
.@gregoriocasar: #atxcouncil hasnt adequately illustrated what they are doing w SXSW waivers, adds not quite right for econ dev #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:15 PM
more on this here: https://t.co/v1kMhPMNo8 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:15 PM
.@sherigallod10 will support this now, wants further changes in future. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:16 PM
RT @GregorioCasar: think of it as a “public safety, cleanliness, and mobility agreement,” outlining roles, responsibilities, & costs. December 17, 2015 03:20 PM
RT @GregorioCasar: think of it as a “public safety, cleanliness, and mobility agreement,” outlining roles, responsibilities, & costs. December 17, 2015 03:20 PM
GregorioCasar "@MKanin think of it as a “public safety, cleanliness, and mobility agreement,” outlining roles, responsibilities, & costs. #atxcouncil #sxsw"
@GregorioCasar Thx!! December 17, 2015 03:20 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests #atxgov ask lege to change HOT tax rules to allow #atxcouncil to allocate for #sxsw-associated fee waivers, more December 17, 2015 03:21 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes this #atxgov staff memo, that staff is thinking about funding mechs here. memo not on city site #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 03:23 PM
.@ellenforaustin agrees w @DonZimmermanATX, suggests that HOT should go to #sxsw-associated #atxgov expenses #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 03:25 PM
56 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:25 PM
abstains: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 03:26 PM
Item 87
#atxcouncil takes up item 87. “last zoning item of the year,” says Jerry Rusthoven #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:27 PM
.@dgarzaford2 raises concerns over connectivity #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:29 PM
87 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:32 PM
off the dais: 1 @sherigallod10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:33 PM
Item 53
#atxcouncil moves along to item 53. movability austin contract #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:34 PM
staff: this is a follow-up deal. trying to get projects up and running #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:35 PM
.@donzimmermanatx will vote against this “because i just think it is a terrible waste of money” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 03:37 PM
.@mayoradler suggests that projects here are “cheapest” ways to get folks off the road, impact traffic issues. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:37 PM
#atxgov staff: initial investment $25k. #atxcouncil; @MayorAdler: “very cost-effective work” December 17, 2015 03:39 PM
.@oraatx1 deal is for “fairly exclusive group” getting cash; hammers on concept that “usual group” is being funded #atcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:40 PM
53 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:41 PM
cx: yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:42 PM
abstains: @ellenforaustin @sherigallod10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:43 PM
abstains: @ellenforaustin @sherigallod10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:43 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to AHFC board agenda #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:43 PM
#atxcouncil in a quick recess before moving along to 4pm items. #atxgov December 17, 2015 03:54 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 4PM

Item 92
#atxcouncil returns, will take up item 92 ppd #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:17 PM
this is parkland dedication fees item #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:19 PM
.@poolforaustin wants more time to chew on amendments here, anticipates that it may come back on 1/28 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:19 PM
n/m, #atxcouncil puts 1/28 on ppd for 92 #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:20 PM
couple of speakers on 92. #atxcouncil #atxgov david king wants to do it now. December 17, 2015 04:21 PM
.@ericwg up now. says “substantial issues have been resolved.” urges #atxcouncil to move ahead w action today #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:23 PM
.@oraatx1 takes a moment to clarify that @AURAatx is not her. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:24 PM
Ted Siff up now. also wants #atxcouncil to move ahead today. #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:24 PM
Siff says that he would have hoped that #atxcouncil had had a chance to review changes. @PoolforAustin says late post hurt that #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:27 PM
Siff adds that agreement on parkland dedication fees came from a disparate group of interests #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:29 PM
staff also disappointed w delay on fees. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:30 PM
.@poolforaustin moves ppd, takes a minute to thank all involved, notes she wants to “follow a process” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:35 PM
and parkland dedication fees item is ppd until 1/28 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:37 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 96 and 97 for ppd #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:38 PM
that’s done. yeas: 11 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:38 PM
Item 93
#atxcouncil moves along to item 93. #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:39 PM
93 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:39 PM
93 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:39 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 94 and 95, the Indian Hills and Whisper Valley assessments #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:41 PM
speakers now on PID assessments. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:43 PM
first speaker into costs and payments of water and wastewater infrastructure #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:45 PM
speaker: existing suit on waterline. legal process won’t be completed in time for bond reimburse as set by #atxgov, he says. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 04:49 PM
.@donzimmermanatx calls practice to move bond payback date up “despicable”, again calls for #atxgov move away from PIDs, to MUDs #atxcouncol December 17, 2015 04:53 PM
MPT @kathietovo wonders about pricing of housing in PID. rep says prices start at $100k, $200k #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 04:59 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 5PM

10% here, according to rep will be affordable #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:00 PM
.@dgarzaford2, @oraatx1 wants to know PID development will keep housing stock affordable. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:02 PM
reps say they are working on it, but haven’t come up with a solution yet. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:02 PM
MPT @Kathietovo asks staff differences btwn staff rec and PID pitch. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:04 PM
staff notes that water cost reimbursement, issue w contractor aren’t up for discussion today. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:04 PM
staff also says that #atxgov can set dates for payment. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 05:05 PM
MPT @Kathietovo asks staff to say why date should stay in July. staff: “because of experience we had last year” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:08 PM
#atxgov staff suggests that date could be used as incentive to settle lawsuit #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 05:10 PM
suit is over change orders that clock in at between $500,000-$1.5m #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:10 PM
i lost the thread on Indian Hills/Whisper Valley. #atxcouncil trying to find a way to make it move forward around legal concerns #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:21 PM
#atxgov legal has concerns about accepting water lines, with outstanding liability hanging overhead #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 05:22 PM
#atxgov legal staff worried about getting “dragged into a lawsuit” #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 05:23 PM
MPT @katietovo sums here: #atxgov hasn’t recommended a bond around litigation because it’s not their advice for city #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 05:27 PM
MPT @katietovo sums here: #atxgov hasn’t recommended a bond around litigation because it’s not their advice for city #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 05:27 PM
PID reps say this is the first they’ve heard of that sentiment. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:28 PM
MPT @Kathietovo wants to move ahead w #atxgov staff dates. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 05:29 PM
.@donzimmermanatx moves to make date Nov, as requested by PID #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 05:32 PM
no second. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:32 PM
.@oraatx1 suggests August date. staff okay, but notes risk to city with tighter time frame. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:33 PM
.@donzimmermanatx seconds August date. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 05:34 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests that the dough at issue here is minimal, compares to flooding #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:35 PM
.@dgarzaford2 takes offense. notes #atxgov moral obligation to flood victims, doesn’t have obligation to “bail developers out” #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 05:36 PM
august amend fails. #atxcouncil approves items w July date #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:36 PM
.@gregoriocasar takes a minute to thank city staff, after @DonZimmermanATX had laid into them #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 05:37 PM
and we’re headed to dinner. we’ll be back at about 6:45 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 05:37 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 6PM

Obligatory chambers are full photo #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/Uvcf3QfyyH December 17, 2015 06:48 PM
stirring on the dais. #atxcouncil looks set to return #atxgov December 17, 2015 06:50 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 7PM

#atxcouncil deciding what to do, and in what order. only four folks want to do TNCs first, so they will not be first. #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:02 PM
#atxcouncil will hear 1/4-cent and STR items before TNCs #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:03 PM
quick note: Lyft rep tells @austinmonitor that there is no agreement on @mayoradler proposal #atxcouncil #atxgov seems some concerns linger December 17, 2015 07:04 PM
Item 100
and so we head to STRs item 100 first #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:06 PM
MPT @kathietovo intro. would strike “testing the waters” provision that allows operators to advertise w.out license #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:07 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes support from Austin Rental Alliance here. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:07 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes support from Austin Rental Alliance here. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:07 PM
RT @RECA_Austin: TNC debate will get underway soon. Follow @MKanin or @LillyRockwell for live tweeting from City Hall. December 17, 2015 07:08 PM
#atxcouncil headed to #citcom on testing the waters strike. @MayorAdler notes wide agreement on issue #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:10 PM
StuartHarryHersh offers a set of code definitions he thinks will help #atxgov get at what a short term rental is in city code. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 07:12 PM
#atxcouncil hearing from mostly supporters of testing the waters strike thus far #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:18 PM
#citcom ends on STR item #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:23 PM
100 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:25 PM
Item 100
cx: not item 100, either way it passes w 10 yeas. abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:25 PM
Item 76
#atxcouncil moves along to item 76, the quarter-cent fund distribution issue #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:27 PM
more on 76 here: https://t.co/v4T5G3RgAa #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:27 PM
.@d5kitchen: suggests $21+m in 1/4-cent funds is small percentage of the amount of projects out here. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:30 PM
.@d5kitchen adds that she does not believe that distribution of 1/4-cent $s among districts is “not ward politics” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:30 PM
.@d5kitchen: that local distribution is merely a chance to prioritize locally #atxcouncol #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:31 PM
.@sherigallod10 adds that “this is a one-shot deal”; argues no precedent for local distribution set here. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:32 PM
.@mayoradler: “citizen engagement” around 1/4-cent $$s “been absolutely wonderful”; but res is a “bad precedent” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:34 PM
.@mayoradler: res includes specific instructions from #atxcouncil members to staff on how to spend funds. #atxgov uses “bad precedent” again December 17, 2015 07:37 PM
.@poolforaustin notes that projects on list came from #atxgov staff. was ranked by #atxgov staff. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 07:39 PM
#citcom on 1/4-cent fund starts w @ericwg. up on behalf of @AURAatx in favor of @mayoradler amends. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:41 PM
David King: distributed version of 1/4-cent plan is “potential opportunity” for $$s to locally solve transpo issues #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:44 PM
to King, @MayorAdler argues that #atxgov “can be responsive” in a way that isn’t a 10 way split. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 07:46 PM
to King, @MayorAdler argues that #atxgov “can be responsive” in a way that isn’t a 10 way split. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 07:46 PM
.@donzimmermanatx says if projects on list hadn’t passed staff muster, he wouldn’t vote for them either. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 07:47 PM
Austin Interfaith rep up. says equitable allocations “is a major issue”; 1/4-cent shouldn’t be split among districts #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:48 PM
Austin Interfaith argues that proposed distribution is not equitable. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:48 PM
.@d5kitchen casts 1/4-cent distribution as like budgetary distributions (in terms of specific allocations) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:52 PM
.@donzimmermanatx moves to table this discussion, thought speakers were done. they are not done. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 07:53 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes that $19m of $21.8m would be allocated to districts, but some projects spread across #atxgov #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 07:54 PM
.@d5kitchen notes that no #atxcouncil member is required to submit an $$ amount for 1/4-cent distribution. #atxgov #seemsunlikely December 17, 2015 07:54 PM
MPT @kathietovo agrees w @mayoradler comments. picks up on idea that final decisions rest on individual #atxcouncil members #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:55 PM
equity argument here, for some: certain portions of #atxgov need $$s for projects more than others; even split is here unfair #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 07:56 PM
#citcom ends, @DonZimmermanATX moves to table and head to TNCs #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:58 PM
.@ellenforaustin suggests #atxcouncil should just vote. @MayorAdler has more qs for #atxgov staff. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 07:58 PM
.@d5kitchen also looking for a vote now #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 07:59 PM
motion to table fails. yeas: 2 (@ellenforaustin @DonZimmermanATX) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 07:59 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 8PM

#atxcouncil discussion on 76 continues. @MayorAdler asks #atxgov staff to talk about his amendment w.r.t. policy or specifics #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 08:02 PM
basically, is this a good idea, asks @MayorAdler? ACM Goode steps in. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:02 PM
Pg 1 @MayorAdler amends. #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/Flh3qfpMIg December 17, 2015 08:04 PM
Pg 2 #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/yVNo9oJSpT December 17, 2015 08:05 PM
Pg3. #atxcouncil #atxgoc https://t.co/4OMAYSPpZT December 17, 2015 08:05 PM
ACM Goode: how #atxgov went about picking projects. on “bang for buck” evals, notes criteria could change re: @MayorAdler prop. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 08:05 PM
ACM Goode: how #atxgov went about picking projects. on “bang for buck” evals, notes criteria could change re: @MayorAdler prop. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 08:05 PM
JaceDeloney "Who can share the district-specific list of transportation projects City Staff has identified for the 1/4 cent CapMetro $$? #atxcouncil"
.@JaceDeloney some info here: https://t.co/K6DLySXm8q #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:06 PM
seems, if @MayorAdler amend passes, this’ll be back in Jan after staff consult #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:06 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: lobby reform, dark money stuff is an example of council committees working. Details hashed out in committee. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 08:11 PM
.@oraatx1: D1 “ecstatic” to have input in transpo items. suggests that #atxgov staff and residents sometimes “don’t mix” #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 08:12 PM
RT @eraycollins: When asked, people in D5 put a lot of work in their choices, knowing that the process was going to be citywide and not jus December 17, 2015 08:15 PM
.@dgarzaford2 won’t support @MayorAdler amend. notes multiple millions of dollars allocated every week by #atxcouncil. #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:18 PM
certainly seems that this @MayorAdler amend won’t pass. vote coming. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:19 PM
yeas on amendment A: 4 (@kathietovo, @d3forpio, @GregorioCasar, @MayorAdler) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:20 PM
nays: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:20 PM
.@mayoradler amend B now. brings this all back to #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:21 PM
.@oraatx1 will support this #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:22 PM
.@d5kitchen thinks the delay here is too long, @MayorAdler trying to bring it back by jan 28 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:22 PM
.@sherigallod10 may also support this, but wants to be sure that the project priority list is same. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:24 PM
.@gregoriocasar uncomfortable telling CMgr to select projects. @MayorAdler says this is vote that was lost already once #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:25 PM
.@d5kitchen remains concerned w “lack of clarity” in amend. pushing for specificity in support of #atxcouncil project list #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:27 PM
as @lizpagano reported this morning, there is already some friction btwn #atxcouncil, CMgr. more here: https://t.co/fVl2zxDjNY #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:28 PM
.@mayoradler B amend passes yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:29 PM
76 passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:29 PM
nays: 2 (@mayoradler, @Kathietovo) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:29 PM
nays: 2 (@mayoradler, @Kathietovo) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:29 PM
Item 75
#atxcouncil moves along to TNC item 75. #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:30 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders what latest version of ord is. notes 3 or 4 thus far today #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:32 PM
.@d5kitchen identifies motion as the only TNC one on yellow sheet #atxcouncil #ATxgov December 17, 2015 08:32 PM
.@donzimmermanatx looking for a date. @d5kitchen says there may be mistake on date. #atxcouncil #atxgov #greatstart December 17, 2015 08:33 PM
this, i believe, is what we’re talking about https://t.co/1SHiRVaoOl #atxcouncil #atxgov #TMCs December 17, 2015 08:34 PM
.@d5kitchen begins with nice words for #TNC drivers. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:34 PM
.@d5kitchen goes back over history of TNC action, frames as equitable, pivots to issue of sexual assault #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:35 PM
(here is the latest from our reporting partners at @KUT on the sexual assault issue: https://t.co/r2QQnQbCpi) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:36 PM
.@d5kitchen returns to idea that #atxgov shouldn’t have to choose btwn safety, TNC operation. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 08:37 PM
.@d5kitchen puts decision to leave on TNCs. doesn’t want them to leave, but says that’s up to them #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:38 PM
.@d5kitchen calls out “newest TNC Get Me” by name, notes their willingness to work w fingerprinting. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:39 PM
JaceDeloney "I may be the only person that asks this tonight, but how did the Urban Transportation Commission vote on this TNC item? #ATXcouncil"
.@JaceDeloney this specific ord did not go to the UTC. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:40 PM
for those interested in docs associated with #TNC item (like #atxcouncil committee report) go: https://t.co/zy8hWifkta #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:43 PM
.@mayoradler turns notion that Lyft, Uber will leave w fingerprinting. doesn’t like the choice. moving to his compromise #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:46 PM
.@mayoradler casts idea as a set of incentives to get drivers to get fingerprinted. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:46 PM
as we tweeted earlier, a Lyft rep has said that there is no agreement on @MayorAdler compromise. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:47 PM
.@mayoradler puts question to gallery: do Lyft/Uber drivers have a problem w getting fingerprinted. murmurs of ‘yes.’ #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:48 PM
.@mayoradler suggests that this is not the common sentiment among Lyft/Uber drivers. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:48 PM
.@mayoradler floating the idea of different pricing for fingerprinted drivers. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:49 PM
.@mayoradler floating the idea of different pricing for fingerprinted drivers. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:49 PM
.@mayoradler suggests a version of ord he supports lays out path to fingerprinting, but leaves open “a whole lot of ?s” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:51 PM
so, it’d be a punt until at least Jan #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:52 PM
.@sherigallod10 asks gallery to raise hands if fingerprinted. most do. handful don’t. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:53 PM
.@sherigallod10 suggests that #atxgov would pick up the costs of fingerprinting #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 08:53 PM
.@sherigallod10 promises FPing would be simple as possible, adds her fingerprinting (for real estate license) was quick #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 08:55 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes multiple drafts of ord, amends. questions process that lands at 99%–calls that “extremely difficult to enforce December 17, 2015 08:58 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 9PM

.@ellenforaustin wonders about urgency. suggests that passage on all three readings need not happen tonight. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:00 PM
.@mayoradler suggests striking a section that would mandate fingerprinting for TNC license. @d5kitchen won’t support. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:02 PM
.@ellenforaustin suggests that removing finality of ord might change tenor of discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:03 PM
#atxcouncil will now take #citcom on TNC issue #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:04 PM
.@adlerforaustin trying to get Romero talk loss of TNCs in context o DUIs & safety. Romero doesn’t think #atxgov would lose TNCs #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 09:10 PM
.@adlerforaustin really pressing Romero here. gallery getting antsy #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:11 PM
.@mayoradler angle is that loss of TNCs makes #atxgov less safe (w.r.t DUIs) #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 09:11 PM
Romero tries to add in sexual assault issue, @mayoradler says he put it separately from DUI issue w.r.t. #atxgov safety. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 09:12 PM
Romero then says that loss of TNCs makes #atxgov less safe w.r.t. DUIs. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:13 PM
.@d5kitchen steps in on “weighing relative risk”; says that’s up to #atxcouncil. #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:14 PM
.@d5kitchen: are you aware of any data re: DUIs and TNCs? suggests that’s a better question for #atxgov transpo staff #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 09:14 PM
.@dgarzaford2 calls on colleagues to not cross-examine speakers–on either side. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:15 PM
MPT @kathietovo appreciates TNC service, but notes that no one should be drinking and driving w or w.out TNCs #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:18 PM
MPT @kathietovo appreciates TNC service, but notes that no one should be drinking and driving w or w.out TNCs #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:18 PM
.@ellenforaustin agrees w MPT @kathietovo about DWI responsibility, but says that DUI is a reality in #atxgov #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 09:19 PM
.@sherigallod10 also brings up the Get Me option, one that she casts as fallback if Lyft/Uber leave. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:20 PM
.@donzimmermanatx uses @sherigallod10 point to suggest that market competition could drive adoption of fingerprinting #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:21 PM
Uber rep up now. does not seem enamored of latest version of ord. adds he didn’t see it until 3pm today. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:22 PM
Uber rep now touts existing safety measures offered by service. then calls on #atxcouncil to not vote on ord today. #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:23 PM
Uber rep: “please don’t fix what is not broken” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:23 PM
.@sherigallod10 asks how many drivers are in #atxgov. answer: $10k. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 09:24 PM
.@sherigallod10 then asks how much Uber spent on outreach. rep: i don’t have that number. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:25 PM
.@ellenforaustin asks how many cities Uber operates in w.out fingerprinting. 300+ globally 150 in U.S. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:25 PM
.@ellenforaustin calls on Uber to explain why their background checks are best for situation #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:26 PM
Uber rep: “we really focus on a safety regime” background check snapshot of history, doesn’t say anything about future. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:27 PM
Uber rep suggests that their background check is more thorough than proposed. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:28 PM
eraycollins "Name of Uber rep? Job title? @MKanin"
.@eraycollins Adam Blink, Mgmt Consultant, Public Policy lead for Uber (according to LinkedIn) December 17, 2015 09:29 PM
Uber rep goes back to notion that most Uber drivers are part-timers, that regs discourage sign-ups from these folks #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:31 PM
.@d5kitchen asks Uber’s Blinick whether Uber operates in Houston w fingerprinting. answer from rep is yes #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:31 PM
Uber rep throws punch: #atxgov is looking to Houston for example. @d5kitchen says she’s just pointing out that ops happen #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 09:33 PM
when asked by @d5kitchen how many drivers Uber has in Houston, Blinick says he doesn’t know. adds Houston been difficult #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:33 PM
.@d5kitchen asks if Uber plans on leaving Houston. Uber rep: not in a position to answer that tonight #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:34 PM
.@donzimmermanatx asks if San Antonio ops illustrate whether driver has had check. uber: yes. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 09:35 PM
.@donzimmermanatx asks if San Antonio ops illustrate whether driver has had check. uber: yes. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 09:35 PM
.@donzimmermanatx pressing for stats w.r.t. opt-outs w. out fingerprints. uber: don’t have em #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:36 PM
MPT @Kathietovo cites Forbes chart w. #atxgov w 4K drivers, Houston just above. Uber: chart out of date, Houston is bigger #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 09:36 PM
Uber: #atxgov has more drivers than Houston #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 09:37 PM
.@mayoradler asks Uber whether firm has any problem w voluntary fingerprinting. Uber: up to drivers. no position #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:37 PM
.@mayoradler presses. Uber rep retreats to that he is not in a position to answer. gallery getting a bit testy #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:38 PM
.@sherigallod10 asks driver if they had “face-to-face” w Lyft/Uber reps. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:42 PM
driver notes Lyft mentor, says no interaction w Uber officials. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:43 PM
Lyft rep up now. underscores that company does not operate in any city w fingerprinting #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:44 PM
Lyft echoes Uber concerns over late res language, but says it seems fingerprinting is still in #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:45 PM
Lyft rep brings up letter from #TravCo Sheriff in support of TNCs. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:46 PM
Lyft rep says they are only willing to continue discussions if fingerprinting is not mandatory. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:47 PM
.@mayoradler highlights Lyft statement that 78% of drivers drive for 15 hours or less #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:47 PM
.@mayoradler asks what percentage of Lyft drivers account for 25% of miles (in ord). Lyft doesn’t have info. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:48 PM
Lyft expresses concerns that benchmarks won’t work w business model. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:49 PM
.@d5kitchen asks if Lyft has ever tried operating in market w fingerprints. answer: no. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:49 PM
.@d5kitchen says that #atxgov could show Lyft that drivers would participate w fingerprinting #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 09:50 PM
.@ellenforaustin highlights fact that Lyft does not operate in Houston. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:50 PM
.@ellenforaustin wonders why fingerprinting is unworkable for Lyft #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:51 PM
Lyft rep: casts app as attempt to answer fact that 80% of seats in cars are empty. again underscores part-time nature #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:52 PM
Lyft rep: casts app as attempt to answer fact that 80% of seats in cars are empty. again underscores part-time nature #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:52 PM
Lyft rep also raises concerns about “gaps in data” w FBI process #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:53 PM
.@ellenforaustin asks whether Get Me can fill gap left by Lyft/Uber #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:53 PM
Lyft rep goes over what company offers: trust & safety team, 24-hour call line. says these critical to success #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:54 PM
implies that new company couldn’t match #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:54 PM
Lyft rep says event like SXSW would cripple other rideshare firm. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:55 PM
.@ellenforaustin wonders about incorporating Lyft/Uber model into taxi service. @d5kitchen says yes. pg 10. 527 F2, F2a #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:57 PM
.@ellenforaustin reads language. seems skeptical? #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:58 PM
yup, @ellenforaustin doesn’t see that in the res. @d5kitchen invites additional language #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 09:59 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 10PM

MPT @kathietovo also asks why fingerprinting doesn’t work. Lyft: firm becomes for-hire. not what they are #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:01 PM
.@d5kitchen takes us back to Lyft concerns w DPS database. Lyft: it’s incomplete. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:04 PM
Lyft: incomplete DPS database forces them to chase down final disposition of cases, can take time #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:04 PM
City of Houston policy analyst here to talk about Houston’s experience w Lyft/Uber. audible frustration from gallery #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:07 PM
Houston rep suggests that TNCs have thrived in city w fingerprint rules #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:07 PM
Houston rep says that fingerprinting is critical. catches aliases where other methods may not. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:08 PM
Houston rep brings specific examples of background check misses. including murder, indecent exposure. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:08 PM
Houston rep says Uber is set to expand by 5k drivers in city in 2016 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:09 PM
RT @lizpagano: Kind of unsettling that the word “murder” just made a bunch of drivers laugh. #justsaying December 17, 2015 10:09 PM
lizpagano "Maybe we should just all start hitchhiking again. They do it in Alaska, and it’s fun (and free.)"
@lizpagano #junomonitor? December 17, 2015 10:09 PM
.@donzimmerman does not miss an opportunity to bring up lack of Houston zoning. and so that happened. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:11 PM
.@donzimmerman does not miss an opportunity to bring up lack of Houston zoning. and so that happened. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:11 PM
lizpagano "@MKanin JUNEAU"
@lizpagano thanks. and sigh. December 17, 2015 10:11 PM
lizpagano "@MKanin JUNEAU"
@lizpagano had a bit of trouble with damn/dam earlier this week December 17, 2015 10:11 PM
Houston rep says he can’t share data thanks to Uber suit. says full spectrum of employment w rideshare companies. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:12 PM
MPT @kathietovo asks for specifics on houston model. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:15 PM
RT @mattlargey: SImilar suit filed against Austin earlier this year: https://t.co/CGsJ4xpJeO https://t.co/DEUkIIPLkl December 17, 2015 10:17 PM
.@sherigallod10 asks how long Houston fingerprinting takes. Hou staff: most are 24 hours #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:18 PM
Aloha_Analytics "BOOM! #Austin & #Houston have comparable # of @Uber drivers even though Houston requires fingerprinting. #ATXCouncil https://t.co/vhMELlUU95"
@Aloha_Analytics think that chart might be a little dated? maybe may? December 17, 2015 10:20 PM
.@poolforaustin asks if Houston ord has discouraged drivers. Houston rep: no #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:22 PM
.@oraatx1 asks about costs. $40 per prints #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:25 PM
Houston rep notes existence of appeals process for fingerprint findings #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:27 PM
we’re going back and forth here, #atxcouncil looking for evidence from Houston rep. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:28 PM
RT @Aloha_Analytics: @MKanin No, it’s still good. Both Houston and Austin grew at comparable rate and to a comparable level faster than mo December 17, 2015 10:30 PM
,@d5kitchen asks Houston rep if relationship w Uber is collaborative. answer is yes (from Hou rep) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:31 PM
.@ridescout’s @josephkopser up. suggests that #atxgov is setting up two class system of drivers #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:33 PM
.@josephkopser turns to sexual assault. 15k ridershare drivers, 1K cabs. says 6X more likely assaulted by cab driver #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:35 PM
.@josephkopser calls for level playing field, return to #atxcouncil in a year after data collected. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:35 PM
.@ellenforaustin: similar standards for cabs/TNCs, informed by TNC ops. picks up on @josephkopser, says staff agreed #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:39 PM
MPT @kathietovo asks staff whether taxi drivers should be fingerprinted, staff confirms. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:40 PM
now, at 10:40 we get our motion to extend meeting past 10p. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:41 PM
now, at 10:40 we get our motion to extend meeting past 10p. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:41 PM
.@mayoradler still on idea of punting. asks @josephkopser if he’ll help come up w creative solutions #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:46 PM
Next speaker is (i think) Lisa White? w SAFE alliance #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:48 PM
RT @tcb: @mkanin Kelly White 🙂 December 17, 2015 10:48 PM
tcb "@mkanin Kelly White :)"
@tcb thank you!! December 17, 2015 10:49 PM
.@sherigallod10 says she’s trying to understand specific driver concerns. seems satisfied that cost, time are solved. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:57 PM
prompted by @ellenforaustin, Lyft driver: only reason drivers agree 2 fingerprinting is because they scared to lose jobs #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 10:59 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 11PM

.@mayoradler returns to notion that most drivers would be okay w fingerprinting if offered incentives. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:00 PM
robdnl "Has Adler indicated who will pay for these incentives? https://t.co/zYOYdOoH0V"
.@robdnl @MayorAdler there’s been some suggestion that #Atxgov pick up tab for prints. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 11:02 PM
.@d3forpio leaning toward prints, but seems he’d rather take some time here, sit down and discuss more #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:03 PM
#atxcouncil now talking “resource witnesses”; getting a bit Lege-y in here. #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:04 PM
.@artacevedo up. @MayorAdler looking here to TNC-DWI #Atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:04 PM
.@artacevedo talking data. cites spike (nationwide) in traffic deaths. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:05 PM
RT @ATXsaferstreets: Adler to Acevedo: do you think TNC’s improve safety in Austin in regard to DWI? Acevedo: absolutely yes. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 11:05 PM
robdnl "@MKanin @MayorAdler Yes but how about the “extra $1/ride” mentioned earlier?"
@robdnl @MayorAdler haven’t seen specifics there yet December 17, 2015 11:06 PM
.@ellenforaustin turns 2 @artacevedo on fingerprinting. offers rhetorical ? re it would be safer 2 fingerprint everyone. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:09 PM
.@artacevedo: worst thing that could happen would be to lose TNC option #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:09 PM
.@artacevedo painting picture of vulnerable mass exiting bars, needing to get home. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:10 PM
.@ellenforaustin citing @ATXsaferstreets poll on TNC impact on driving while drunk. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:15 PM
Here’s that @EllenforAustin cite: #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/FewrZavj6F December 17, 2015 11:16 PM
Here’s that @EllenforAustin cite: #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/FewrZavj6F December 17, 2015 11:16 PM
.@ellenforaustin trying to get @artacevedo to comment on validity of poll, chief avoids, but notes correlation. December 17, 2015 11:16 PM
as @lizpagano just pointed out, we still haven’t gotten to meat of this whole thing: what’s in the ord. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:18 PM
.@d5kitchen just asked @mayoradler to move along from @ellenforaustin questions. mayor obliged #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:21 PM
MPT @kathietovo cites data, fingerprint checks are key. Tovo presses @artacevedo, who says that both checks are key #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:23 PM
.@artacevedo brings up concerns re: poor updating of fingerprints. chief suggests apps of TNCs are good new tool #Atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:25 PM
.@artacevedo adds that fingerprinting alone is not enough #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:25 PM
.@oraatx1 asks if #atxgov does fingerprints for pedicab drivers. i think that staff answer was yes #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 11:29 PM
.@oraatx1 suggests fingerprints (or whatever policy) should be applied across the board. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:29 PM
RT @ATXsaferstreets: I was a pedicab driver. I had to get fingerprinted. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 11:29 PM
.@d5kitchen asks @artacevedo if he agrees w idea that fingerprints are best practice. chief: yes #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:31 PM
.@d5kitchen pressing @artacevedo, notes “a lot of risk”; suggests #atxcouncil wants to find solution where they not weighing risk #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:33 PM
.@d5kitchen: @artacevedo working w anecdotal evidence, says he’s offering policy opinion. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:34 PM
chief to @d5kitchen:I’m just doing what I’m being asked to do. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:35 PM
Chief returns to: fingerprinting & background checks best practice. @artacevedo also again he doesn’t want to lose TNCs. #atxgov #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 11:36 PM
RT @chris78701: @MKanin @ATXsaferstreets the tangible effect of price increase is less use, more DWI/DUI. https://t.co/izTBviOllQ December 17, 2015 11:36 PM
and chief gets a sandwich as @d5kitchen gets opportunity to call “resource witness” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:41 PM
.@d5kitchen calls up Get Me rep. asks whether they can fill gap if Uber and Lyft leave. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:42 PM
Get Me rep: “we really hope they stay”; on scale-up: thus far dodging. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:43 PM
ah. Get Me rep: his platform can take on uber/lyft drivers. then returns to “we really hope that everybody stays” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:44 PM
ah. Get Me rep: his platform can take on uber/lyft drivers. then returns to “we really hope that everybody stays” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:44 PM
.@mayoradler tries. how long until Get Me can do 10k drivers. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:45 PM
Get Me rep: still dodging #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:46 PM
.@mayoradler asks what cities Get Me is in. Answer: Dallas, Austin, Houston #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:47 PM
Get Me rep: had 70 drivers in Houston at start, got to 1k in 50 days. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:47 PM
Get me rep putting a lot on #atxgov here. #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 11:47 PM
looking for support from #atxgov to get folks signed up. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:48 PM
.@mayoradler asks Get Me rep how long it would take on their own. 1-5k in 6 weeks #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:48 PM
really should have started tally on how many “we really hope they stay”s got dropped in the last 15 mins from Get Me rep #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:49 PM
.@donzimmermanatx asks Get Me rep how they got to operate on #atxgov #atxcouncil December 17, 2015 11:50 PM
legal: pilot program for uber/lyft. staff: based on advice received, they allowed Get Me in #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:51 PM
.@donzimmermanatx notes that other firms tried to get in, got nowhere. Get Me rep: “one of ’em was us, initially” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:51 PM
#atxcouncil, now approaching midnight here, seems like it may start to tackle ord #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:52 PM
.@donzimmermanatx returns to idea that fingerprints are going to get stolen and sent “to the middle east” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 17, 2015 11:54 PM
jenniferinc "@cubbie9000 @MKanin Did the Zim really just connect TNC fingerprinting to ISIS, via China? #hardcore"
@jenniferinc @cubbie9000 yup December 17, 2015 11:56 PM
we’re back up to @MayorAdler pitch to punt to Jan, in favor of incentives, further discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov December 17, 2015 11:59 PM

Friday, December 18, 2015 12AM

.@d5kitchen: ord sets benchmarks for fingerprinting, does not set consequences, defers discussion on that until Jan #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:03 AM
.@d5kitchen adds that it also sets up potential incentives #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:03 AM
joethepleb "@MKanin @ArtAcevedo is he advocating for both? Or against mandating fingerprinting?"
@joethepleb both December 18, 2015 12:04 AM
oh hey! it’s midnight. that means that today’s @austinmonitor is (mostly) up. check it here: https://t.co/jEsw28HqTW #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:04 AM
oh hey! it’s midnight. that means that today’s @austinmonitor is (mostly) up. check it here: https://t.co/jEsw28HqTW #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:04 AM
.@mayoradler, @d5kitchen going back and forth laying out how we all got here. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:07 AM
MPT @kathietovo wants to move timeline for full compliance to august. would also remove miles/hours metrics. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:10 AM
MPT @Kathietovo amend moves 50 percent compliance to May 2016, full by Aug 2016. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:12 AM
.@poolforaustin seconds. @dgarzaford2 also supports #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:12 AM
.@dgarzaford2 suggests they move to only one date, w August 2016 at 100% #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:14 AM
but @ellenforaustin objects. and so it doesn’t go in. #ATxcouncil #ATxgov December 18, 2015 12:15 AM
.@mayoradler won’t support. gotta think the Lyft and Uber wouldn’t either. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:15 AM
.@d5kitchen seems ready to embrace the amendment too–argues that it provides more flexibility (w.out first benchmark) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:17 AM
PhillipMartin "I missed first part of this convo, was there any discussion about number of drivers who work for uber & lyft #atxcouncil"
@PhillipMartin Uber rep put their crew at like 10k December 18, 2015 12:18 AM
.@sherigallod10 also will not support this amendment #atxcouncil #Atxgov December 18, 2015 12:19 AM
.@gregoriocasar has trouble w timelines because he doesn’t know what timeline is for. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:21 AM
.@gregoriocasar says he could be supportive so long as timeline is up w everything else in Jan #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:24 AM
.@dgarzaford2 notes threat of departure based on any kind of fingerprinting. suggests #atxcouncil just take a vote #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:26 AM
.@dgarzaford2 points to Houston, says leadership just put foot down. #atxcouncil #ATxgov December 18, 2015 12:26 AM
.@ellenforaustin argues that San Antonio is more relevant, and that TNCs left after that city put its foot down #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:27 AM
now were going back and forth about political pressure, public outcry. gallery getting vaguely rowdy #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:27 AM
MPT @kathietovo amend fails. yeas: 4 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:28 AM
nays: 6 abstains: 1 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:29 AM
.@donzimmermanatx now offers his amends. basically gut the regulatory sections of ord. #atxcouncil #Atxgov December 18, 2015 12:30 AM
.@donzimmermanatx now offers his amends. basically gut the regulatory sections of ord. #atxcouncil #Atxgov December 18, 2015 12:30 AM
yeas: @DonZimmermanATX, @ellenforaustin #atxcouncil #ATxgov December 18, 2015 12:30 AM
nays: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:30 AM
RT @JoClifton78704: Adler wins this round, with @kathietovo losing bid to get fingerprints faster. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:31 AM
MPT @kathietovo wants to know why inspection reqs were removed from current draft #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:33 AM
.@mayoradler says he asked for inspections to be taken out. says this was an attempt to help diffuse “game of chicken” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:36 AM
MPT @kathietovo: “curious” to have ord when penalties, others left to later. adds #atxcouncil eventually have to tackle the issue #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:37 AM
and, so, says MPT @Kathietovo, why not just deal w it now. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:38 AM
RobHeidrick "Never thought I’d be up this late following a local transportation debate but here I am. Thanks @ATXsaferstreets and @MKanin."
@RobHeidrick @ATXsaferstreets welcome to the circus December 18, 2015 12:39 AM
.@mayoradler trying to press transpo staff into weighing in on safety & TNCs. staff doesnt believe that TNCs will leave. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:40 AM
PhillipMartin "@MKanin meant how many people drive for both, sorry was unclear. I’d say ~1/3 of drivers I talk to drive for both, but that’s anecdotal"
@PhillipMartin hmm haven’t heard that figure yet December 18, 2015 12:41 AM
subtlety in transpo response on TNCs staying: believes TNCs “part of the market”; didn’t specifically mention Lyft/Uber #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:43 AM
.@ellenforaustin notes that @capmetroatx doesn’t require fingerprinting for its drivers. #atxcouncil #Atxgov December 18, 2015 12:47 AM
.@ellenforaustin suggests that it’s “uncanny” that Get Me should pop up and get permitted when other cos were denied #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:49 AM
MPT @Kathietovo noting again that switch from numbers of drivers to hours/miles. wonders about efficacy #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:52 AM
Staff suggests this is something that can be calculated #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:53 AM
MPT @Kathietovo trying to bump the 99% compliance number to 100. calls 99 difficult to measure #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:54 AM
.@mayoradler suggests that 99 was to allow for on boarding of new drivers. #atxcouncil #Atxgov December 18, 2015 12:55 AM
MPT @Kathietovo suggests 30 day grace period instead #atxcouncil #Atxgov December 18, 2015 12:55 AM
.@d5kitchen won’t support MPT @Kathietovo move to 100% #atxcouncil #Atxgov December 18, 2015 12:57 AM
.@d5kitchen won’t support MPT @Kathietovo move to 100% #atxcouncil #Atxgov December 18, 2015 12:57 AM
latest MPT @Kathietovo amend fails. yeas: @kathietovo, @dgarzaford2 #ATxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:57 AM
nays: 9 #atxgov #atxcouncil December 18, 2015 12:58 AM
MPT @kathietovo now trying to make ord a 1st-reading only thing. objections from @d5kitchen #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 12:59 AM
RT @AUSedans: @MKanin @JosephKopser @EllenforAustin Indeed! We were told the app process had ended 30 days after the ordinance had passed. December 18, 2015 12:59 AM

Friday, December 18, 2015 1AM

after @d5kitchen argues ord on 3 makes progress. MPT @Kathietovo tries to w.draw. can’t over @DonZimmermanATX objection #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:01 AM
1st reading only fails. yeas: @oraatx1, @DonZimmermanATX @ellenforaustin #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:02 AM
nays: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:03 AM
back to main motion, as written, on all three. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:03 AM
.@donzimmermanatx taking one last swing. would make ord effective six months later #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:04 AM
.@donzimmermanatx argues that summer is a better time to make this all happen #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:04 AM
ATXsaferstreets "@eraycollins @MKanin Me too."
@ATXsaferstreets @eraycollins happy to do it December 18, 2015 01:05 AM
fails. yeas: @DonZimmermanATX @ellenforaustin #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:05 AM
nays: 9 #atxcouncil December 18, 2015 01:05 AM
.@ellenforaustin moves to bring in San Antonio rules. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:06 AM
SA option is optional fingerprinting. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:06 AM
.@mayoradler: “I like this” but wants to push to later discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:07 AM
.@mayoradler will vote against this now, hopes to talk about it later #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:09 AM
.@ellenforaustin wonders if @MayorAdler really ok w SA solution (citing @statesman for doubt). doesn’t want only SA #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:12 AM
.@ellenforaustin amend fails. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:13 AM
.@ellenforaustin amend fails. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:13 AM
for the record, #atxcouncil chambers still packed #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:13 AM
.@ellenforaustin now offering last amendment that would require Taxis adopt TNC ops. no second. fails #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:14 AM
vote coming #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:14 AM
TNC regs pass yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:15 AM
nays: @ellenforaustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:15 AM
#atxcouncil has one last item, final approval of homestead preservation district zones #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:16 AM
SHH up on 99 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:17 AM
cubbie9000 "Where’s everyone going? https://t.co/BJAqwtsLmv"
@cubbie9000 I KNOW December 18, 2015 01:17 AM
supports HSDs here. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:18 AM
.@oraatx1 ready to ppd 99 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:20 AM
.@oraatx1 looking to HPD zones to go toward zones not yet “heavily gentrified” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:22 AM
.@oraatx1 suggests that it may be too late for this, SHH disagrees #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:23 AM
RobHeidrick "@MKanin She’s feelin goofy, tho"
@RobHeidrick indeed December 18, 2015 01:25 AM
.@gregoriocasar again notes that future HPDs could extend out to many other areas of #atxgov #atxcouncil December 18, 2015 01:25 AM
back and forth here btwn @d3forpio and @oraatx1 about public outreach w.r.t. districts #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:28 AM
.@donzimmermanatx into guts of how tax increments work here. staff: set by state law #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 18, 2015 01:30 AM
99 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:32 AM
nays: 2 @ellenforaustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #Atxgov December 18, 2015 01:32 AM
that’ll do it for me. thanks so much for following along! #atxcouncil #atxgov December 18, 2015 01:32 AM
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