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Tick Tock: Austin City Council meeting 10.20.2016

Monday, October 24, 2016 by Michael Kanin

This week’s TickTock is limited to last Thursday’s main event, the first reading passage of the Grove project.


TickTock for Friday, October 21, 2016


MKanin 38

JonBrewerATX 2

eraycollins 1

Thursday, October 20, 2016 12PM

eraycollins "I gather @mkanin isn’t returning until The Grove has passed on third reading?"
@eraycollins nah. Im back this afternoon October 20, 2016 12:38 PM

Thursday, October 20, 2016 2PM

Grove reps into their pitch. Notes $9m in transpo improvements if deal goes thru (says $2m req by code) #atxgov #atxcouncil October 20, 2016 02:33 PM
Grove rep also argues that comm caps requested (360k) superior. Also has concerns about amends #atxgov #atxcouncil October 20, 2016 02:35 PM
Reminder: per @lizpagano, @jackcraver, we’ll only get a shell PUD ord today. Seems December before we get a final vote #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:36 PM
BCRC VP Grayson Cox up. Calls dev pitch “double speak” #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:37 PM
Cox argues dev rep obfuscating actual plans. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:38 PM
Cox: “Grove as proposed would be amazing” on another site; this re: traffic concerns #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:39 PM
Cox: BCRC and ARG (Grove dev) agreed to head to mediation #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:40 PM
Cox now urging #atxcouncil to wait for “true progress” from mediation #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:41 PM
BCRC’s Speights echoes Cox on dev location: would be great in another location. Again, re: traffic concerns #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:44 PM
Rosedale co-chair Chris Allen begins remarks w mention of successful projects at Triangle, Central Park PUD, Seton PUD #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:52 PM
Allen suggests that difference w Grove is that it isn’t on a transit corridor #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:53 PM
Allen also suggests that “good price” for Grove land comes thank to dev challenges #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:53 PM
Allen: returns to argument that “proposed development doesnt fit” site #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:54 PM
Allen pushing for a no vote today. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:54 PM
Grove speakers end for today. item returns to dais #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:56 PM
MPT @kathietovo goes first. understands intention, not comfortable supporting #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:56 PM
@D5Kitchen asks about mediation. Dev rep says yes, but doesnt want it to delay project #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:58 PM
still, Cox wants to be sure folks can be there, “be engaged” #atxcounciL #atxgov October 20, 2016 02:59 PM

Thursday, October 20, 2016 3PM

@MayorAdler also a fan of mediation here. angles, however, toward 11/10 return for Grove #atxcounciL #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:01 PM
Cox: what will you do if we’re still working in mediation? @MayorAdler: can’t project for #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:01 PM
MPT @kathietovo also happy for mediation, but notes her (again) her concerns about affordable housing, fee waiver #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:02 PM
“There may be…issues that don’t come up in your mediation that come up at Council,” says @kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:03 PM
@GregCasar also concerned fee waivers. still, wants full context here; can’t just look $s, need look at how much housing #atxcouncil #atgov October 20, 2016 03:06 PM
vote on Grove first reading imminent #atxcounciL #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:06 PM
@PoolforAustin wrapping here. notes importance of her amendments re: traffic & flood mitigation #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:07 PM
@PoolforAustin “encouraged” by Grove heading to mediation. still, will move to ppd if circumstances warrant #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:08 PM
@PoolforAustin will vote for Grove on first reading in interest of moving forward, looking for common ground #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:09 PM
“i think it will be a better PUD in the end,” @PoolforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:09 PM
@kathietovo adds project doesn’t hit superiority requirements. “i believe there is enough additional work” to not vote #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:10 PM
Cox adds that they don’t want to delay the project either #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:10 PM
@SheriGalloD10 also looks forward to bringing her amends (including flooding), is hopeful for a positive outcome #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:10 PM
Grove PUD passes on first reading yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #ATxgov October 20, 2016 03:11 PM
Nays: @Oraatx1 @kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:11 PM
and holy crap we did the Grove before the sun set! #atxcouncil #atxgov #thesun!itburns! October 20, 2016 03:12 PM
JonBrewerATX "@MKanin With or without amendments?"
@JonBrewerATX no amends yet. that’s next time, i believe October 20, 2016 03:12 PM
also: it’s 3:15 and #atxcouncil has no more significant business. that means i’m outta here. #atxgov October 20, 2016 03:16 PM
JonBrewerATX "@MKanin Thank you, sir, for your answer and your livetweets!"
@JonBrewerATX always a pleasure October 20, 2016 03:16 PM

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Austin City Council: The Austin City Council is the body with legislative purview over the City of Austin. It offers policy direction, while the office of the City Manager implements administrative actions based on those policies. Until 2012, the body contained seven members, including the city's Mayor, all elected at-large. In 2012, City of Austin residents voted to change that system and now 10 members of the Council are elected based on geographic districts. The Mayor continues to be elected at-large.

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