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Tick Tock: Austin City Council Meeting 11.12.2015

Monday, November 16, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Tick Tock is the sortable-by-item-number transcript of Monitor publisher Mike Kanin’s Twitter feed from Council day. 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 374
DanKeshet 5
LillyRockwell 2
lizpagano 1
ericwg 1

Thursday, November 12, 2015 9AM

.@GregorioCasar recognizing @workersdefense head Christina Tzintzun ahead of #atxcouncil meeting #atxgov https://t.co/TDdCqcJ9N9 November 12, 2015 09:49 AM
.@GregorioCasar recognizing @workersdefense head Christina Tzintzun ahead of #atxcouncil meeting #atxgov https://t.co/TDdCqcJ9N9 November 12, 2015 09:49 AM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 10AM

checking in from #atxcouncil, where things should get rolling soon. #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:03 AM
#atxcouncil is under way #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:11 AM
Item 29
item 29 will be pulled for speakers #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:13 AM
Item 2
#atxcouncil items 7 and 13 are ppd #atxgov, item 2 will be exec session November 12, 2015 10:14 AM
#atxcouncil pulled items: 2 (exec session), 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 21, 29 (speakers) #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:16 AM
oh hey, also: RT @austinmonitor: All Access readers: Here’s @lizpagano’s look at what’s on tap for today’s #atxcouncil meeting. #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:17 AM
Item 27
RT @AndraCLim: Item 27 (tenant relocation assistance) will also be pulled for amendments #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 10:24 AM
Item 16
.@ellenforaustin pulls item 16. #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:34 AM
#atxcouncil approves consent agenda: yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:34 AM
Item 4
#atxcouncil moves along to item 4. 4 is for approval of $30million in FAA grants for the airport. #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:35 AM
.@sherigallod10 pulled. wants to know if #atxgov match is required, and wants to see this info more generally in backup. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 10:36 AM
.@sherigallod10 pulled. wants to know if #atxgov match is required, and wants to see this info more generally in backup. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 10:36 AM
ABIA director Jim Smith explains process. not grant to initiate services, but to help with ongoing improvements. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:37 AM
Smith: no additional #atxgov funds needed (projects ongoing) #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 10:37 AM
.@sherigallod10 wants to be clear: wants to be sure that no additional matching funds from #atxgov #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 10:38 AM
Smith: can’t recall a single grant w matching grant required, but commits to bringing such grants through normal #atxcouncil process #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:40 AM
Item 4
item 4 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:40 AM
Item 6
#atxcouncil moves along to item 6. 6 adds #TravCo to Conservation Corps interlocal. pulled by @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 10:41 AM
.@donzimmermanatx homes in on performance metrics in Conversation Corps deal. not enamored here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 10:41 AM
.@donzimmermanatx: how do we measure levels of participation? #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 10:42 AM
staff: we count those that come out. @donzimmermanatx: this is totally subjective. calls for ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 10:43 AM
.@donzimmermanatx looking for objective measures here. wants to ppd until those come up #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 10:43 AM
.@donzimmermanatx makes that motion. no second. @dgarzaford2 moves approval. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 10:44 AM
.@ellenforaustin notes that item only adds #travco to interlocal, calls on staff to put performance measures together #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:45 AM
staff: if program doesn’t work, they won’t renew. @oraatx1 pushing for participation metrics for her district #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:48 AM
6 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:48 AM
nays: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 10:48 AM
Item 8
#atxcouncil moves along to item 8. 8 is an interlocal w UT’s IC2 to look at small business start-ups. (not to exceed is $100k) #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:49 AM
.@sherigallod10 pulled. looking at costs, wonders if UT can cover program on their own. staff: no. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:50 AM
.@oraatx1 wants demo breakdown. staff says that #atxgov will start with minority chambers. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 10:51 AM
.@ellenforaustin looking for “concrete” performance measures associated w program. staff: we have these. CM presses #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:53 AM
.@ellenforaustin looking for “concrete” performance measures associated w program. staff: we have these. CM presses #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:53 AM
.@ellenforaustin looking for numbers. staff says numbers will vary, based on industry, circumstance. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:53 AM
8 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:55 AM
Item 9
#atxcouncil moves along to item 9. 9 is acceptance of $50k in USSBA grants for Start Up in a Day program #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:56 AM
.@sherigallod10 moves approval. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:57 AM
.@donzimmermanatx looking for definition of entrepreneur and how much time does it take w out program #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 10:58 AM
staff: defines entrepreneur along familiar lines. will defer to others on time. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:59 AM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 11AM

9 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:00 AM
off the dais: 1 (@gregoriocasar) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:00 AM
nay: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:00 AM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 10 & 11. grants from US Embassy-Islamabad, Pakistan (via Dept of State) 2 expand Pakistani business #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:02 AM
.@donzimmermanatx starts w (very) big picture: “reminder that the federal government is $19 trillion in debt” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:04 AM
.@donzimmermanatx can’t imagine why US gov’t would want to spend these funds, also doesn’t see value here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:04 AM
speaker urges #atxcouncil support of program. suggests it will strengthen business bonds w #atxgov, Pakistanis November 12, 2015 11:06 AM
RT @AndraCLim: Speaker (in support): “it’s very important for diversity of this city,” which is growing rapidly #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 11:06 AM
RT @AndraCLim: response to Zim, this money has been “sitting there for the past 2 years,” would continue if no #atxcouncil approval November 12, 2015 11:11 AM
Item 10
#atxcouncil takes item 10 first. passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:11 AM
nays: 2 (@donzimmermanatx, @ellenforaustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:11 AM
.@donzimmerman moves to strike execution of deal from 11, 12. would make item come back to #atxcouncil for final approval. #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:12 AM
staff: this is time sensitive. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:12 AM
staff: this is time sensitive. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:12 AM
.@donzimmermanatx will, on principal, vote against all deals where he has to vote for item before he sees it #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:13 AM
.@donzimmermanatx motion fails. yeas: 2 (@donzimmermanatx, @ellenforaustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:13 AM
nays: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:14 AM
.@gregoriocasar suggest that #atxcouncil wastes tax payer dollars by extending discussions (a la @donzimmermanatx). #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:15 AM
…and @donzimmermanatx will continue his push. “this is the way we waste money” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:15 AM
11 & 12 pass. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:15 AM
…and, for some reason, we’re talking about the national debt…and that @sherigallod10 went to the movies last night. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:17 AM
Item 16
#atxcouncil moves along to item 16. pulled by @ellenforaustin #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:19 AM
Item 17
.@ellenforaustin, @donzimmermanatx see this as related to item 17. but first, #atxcouncil will dispatch with consent zoning agenda. #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:19 AM
Item 34
item 34 is ready for 2nd & 3rd consent approval #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:20 AM
Item 35
item 35 ready for 2nd and 3rd reading consent #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:20 AM
Item 36
owner on item 36 will be pulled, pending owner signing restrictive covenant. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:21 AM
Item 37
item 37, pilot knob PUD will be a discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:21 AM
items 38 & 39, the Korean Church, will be (first) discussion item #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:22 AM
Item 40
item 40 will be a discussion item #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:22 AM
Item 41
item 41 will be consent on first reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:22 AM
Item 42
item 42 is the zoning case for 41. also ready for consent on first reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:23 AM
Item 43
item 43 and item 44 will be discussion items #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:23 AM
RT @PointAustin: Not just any movie: “My All American” w/ local UT actors . . . Hook ’em! https://t.co/VK0adLWASl November 12, 2015 11:24 AM
RT @PointAustin: Not just any movie: “My All American” w/ local UT actors . . . Hook ’em! https://t.co/VK0adLWASl November 12, 2015 11:24 AM
Item 45
item 45, 46, 47 will be discussion (MT Zion church) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:24 AM
Item 49
item 49 ready for consent on first reading only, as is 50 the related zoning case. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:25 AM
Item 51
item 51 has been pulled, as has 52 (related) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:25 AM
Item 53
item 53 will be ppd until dec 10, as will item 54 (related zoning) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:26 AM
Item 55
item 55, 56 will be discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:26 AM
Item 57
item 57 will be discussion. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:26 AM
Item 58
item 58 will be ppd until dec 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:27 AM
Item 59
item 59 will be ppd until dec 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:27 AM
Item 60
item 60 will be pulled #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:28 AM
Item 61
item 61 will be ppd until dec 10 (applicant request) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:28 AM
Item 62
item 62 will be discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:28 AM
Item 63
item 63 will be a discussion ppd, as will 64 (related zoning case) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:29 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin One rep will get up and talk about tyranny; the next will talk about some constituent’s 100th birthday."
.@DanKeshet totally. November 12, 2015 11:29 AM
Item 65
item 65 will be consent on all 3 readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:32 AM
Item 67
item 67 will be consent on all 3 readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:32 AM
its 68 will be indefinite ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:33 AM
Item 69
item 69 is withdrawn #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:33 AM
Item 70
item 70 will be pulled for discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:33 AM
Item 72
item 72 will be ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:34 AM
Item 72
item 72 will be ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:34 AM
Item 73
item 73 will be consent on all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:34 AM
Item 74
item 74 will be ppd until dec 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:35 AM
#atxcouncil consent zoning agenda passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:36 AM
#atxcouncil returns to items 16 & 17, which are for contracts to help with enrollment in Obamacare. #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:37 AM
staff explains what $s do. additional funding will equalize amounts in contracts will two vendors. vendors help sign up #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:39 AM
.@ellenforaustin checking that $200k number (cites not-to-exceed language that seems higher); staff assures. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:40 AM
.@ellenforaustin wonders if Latino Healthcare Forum targets only latinos. staff: they target everybody. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:41 AM
.@donzimmermanatx looking for data that illustrates that those that sign-up stay on in out years. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:42 AM
staff sharing enrollment stats. Latino health = roughly 160, Foundation Communities +1,000 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:43 AM
staff also notes that each entity’s goal is to keep folks enrolled, and to help navigate the program #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:43 AM
.@donzimmermanatx asks for data about drop-offs. staff: not part of current purview, but can request. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:44 AM
.@donzimmermanatx wants costs about what it costs per enroll-ee. staff doesn’t have numbers. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:45 AM
MPT @kathietovo worries about staff and agency time involved in putting together @donzimmermanatx metrics. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:47 AM
staff: significant time. MPT @kathietovo asks @donzimmermanatx for resolution that requests this (for a vote) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:48 AM
.@d5kitchen also suggests that data about enroll-ees staying on may not even exist. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:48 AM
.@oraatx1 also wants to know costs per enroll-ee (along @donzimmermanatx lines) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:49 AM
.@donzimmermanatx will not support either item. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:50 AM
.@donzimmermanatx again cites lack of metric for his no #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:51 AM
MPT @kathietovo is all for metrics, but doesn’t want to over-burden #atxgov staff, w.out majority support from #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 11:51 AM
MPT @kathietovo is all for metrics, but doesn’t want to over-burden #atxgov staff, w.out majority support from #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 11:51 AM
16 & 17 pass. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:56 AM
nays: 2 (@donzimmermanatx and @ellenforaustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 11:57 AM
#atxcouncil now ready to do items 46, 47, 48, 49; the Mt Zion church zoning case. seems ready for consent all three readings. #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:58 AM
Item 63
#atxcouncil can also entertain item 63, 64 now. parties have agreed to ppd until dec 10 #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:59 AM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 12PM

more on Mt Zion here: https://t.co/89e2IjqBqn #atxcouncil #atxgov (via @lizpagano) November 12, 2015 12:00 PM
.@mayoradler also reports that there is an agreement on the Red Bluff case. see that here: https://t.co/HTY0sfT9Nw #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 12:01 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to CitCom, yr @austinmonitor team heads to lunch. #atxgov November 12, 2015 12:03 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 2PM

#atxcouncil is still in executive session. they should return shortly #atxgov November 12, 2015 02:33 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 3PM

stirring on the dais, #atxcouncil appears set to return. #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:02 PM
#atxcouncil is back #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:18 PM
Item 2
#atxcouncil moves to item 2. 2 is Austin Energy contracting language for a large scale customer. #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:19 PM
MPT @kathietovo moves approval of item under prior language, not as currently posted. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:20 PM
or maybe not…RT @AndraCLim: Tovo moves approval of Austin Energy staff recommendation, Houston seconds #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 03:21 PM
MPT @kathietovo understands staff’s move to create tariff for two large scale customers, will support. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:21 PM
2 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:22 PM
Item 21
#atxcouncil moves along to item 21. 21 is #atxgov employee CapMetro bus passes. November 12, 2015 03:22 PM
staff, under agreement, any #atxgov employee can get a bus pass as part of their benefits package. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 03:23 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wants to know (from everyone, ever) why item is on agenda. staff: contract is ending. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 03:24 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests that #atxgov staff picking up the tab for CapMetro passes forces others to pick up the tab. #atxcouncil #zimcity November 12, 2015 03:25 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests that #atxgov staff picking up the tab for CapMetro passes forces others to pick up the tab. #atxcouncil #zimcity November 12, 2015 03:25 PM
RT @DanKeshet: CM Zimmerman mentions staffer Greg Watson doesn’t own car, gets around everywhere on bus. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 03:25 PM
staff says that roughly 1900 #atxgov employees use the free CapMetro passes. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 03:26 PM
.@ellenforaustin wonders if CapMetro would just offer the discount to #atxgov employees directly (so city doesn’t pay) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:27 PM
staff: steeper discount, trackability this way. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:28 PM
.@donzimmermanatx questions fluctuations in costs. staff: cause fees changed. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:29 PM
21 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:29 PM
nays: 2 (@ellenforaustin and @donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity November 12, 2015 03:29 PM
Item 27
#atxcouncil moves along to item 27. 27 is @d3forpio’s tenant relocation assistance item. #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:30 PM
.@d3forpio resolution has these changes…#atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/VLr1G383Bk November 12, 2015 03:32 PM
this is just the start of this one. it’ll go for planning commission, public hearings before final approval #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:33 PM
.@mayoradler notes @abor support of res. @sherigallod10 reminds that aust apt assoc wants to be involved in process too #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:36 PM
27 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:39 PM
nays: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #zimcity #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:39 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 38, 39. this for the Korean Church off Burnet. #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:40 PM
staff notes valid petition filed against rezone, so we need 9 #atxcouncil votes to approve. petition just north of 37% #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:40 PM
Ron Thrower, rep for applicants is up with his presentation. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:46 PM
Thrower: contact team okay w MF, but wants MF-1. applicant wants MF-3. 16 versus 35 units. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:48 PM
Thrower again: MF-1 = 16 parking spots. MF-3 = 42. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:49 PM
LillyRockwell "@brennangriffin @mkanin I wasn’t here when they took that up. @AndraCLim might know."
@LillyRockwell, @brennangriffin still to come, i believe November 12, 2015 03:51 PM
LillyRockwell "@brennangriffin @mkanin I wasn’t here when they took that up. @AndraCLim might know."
@LillyRockwell, @brennangriffin still to come, i believe November 12, 2015 03:51 PM
Thrower: PC recommended 9-2. here’s our latest: https://t.co/LWQPrpmK1j (via @lizpagano) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:52 PM
MPT @kathietovo wants to know how Thrower will memorialize 1, 2 BRs in project. Thrower: CO or RC #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:53 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @MKanin I think @kathietovo said “concretize” not “memorialize” 🙂 November 12, 2015 03:56 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin I think @kathietovo said “concretize” not “memorialize” :)"
@DanKeshet indeed! November 12, 2015 03:56 PM
Chip Harris up now on 37 & 38. Harris laying out contact team, residents petition (the anti- side) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 03:58 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 4PM

Harris arguing that proposed MF3 doesn’t match NP or “city zoning principles” #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:01 PM
Harris also expressing concerns over NH drainage issues, implies that MF3 zoning will make things worse. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:03 PM
Nancy Harris up now. starts by addressing petitions in case. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:07 PM
Harris casts petition (%37) anti-MF3 as from neighbors closer 2 church; other petition pro-MF3 from scattered interests. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:10 PM
RT @tcb: @mkanin In the backup, I think it shows that 20% of the total was from one condo complex November 12, 2015 04:11 PM
.@tcb here is the map of petitioners on screen now…#atxgov #atxcouncil https://t.co/pFsfBf0PlR November 12, 2015 04:12 PM
RT @tcb: @mkanin I meant the valid petition, 200′ from site. my bad. November 12, 2015 04:13 PM
MKanin ".@tcb here is the map of petitioners on screen now…#atxgov #atxcouncil https://t.co/pFsfBf0PlR"
and, to be clear, these are the contact team supporting petitioners. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:15 PM
neighbor concern over MF3 zoning on 37 and 38 continues. latest speaker raises traffic congestion issues. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:21 PM
Thrower rebuttal now. cites “dozens of examples around town” of 3-story apts across from SF housing. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:24 PM
Thrower also says that parking on MF1 project puts many more cars on the street. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:24 PM
RT @JennCurington: (Thrower) if this area not compatible for density, then where? It’s 1000 ft from 803 line bus stop. #ATXcouncil November 12, 2015 04:26 PM
.@gregoriocasar opens #atxcouncil questions. is zoning changing on existing local units? Trying to assure no intent to redo apts. #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:28 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests that existing 12 unit property is a former frat house, is part of Korean Church property. #Atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:28 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests that existing 12 unit property is a former frat house, is part of Korean Church property. #Atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:28 PM
#atxcouncil closes public hearing on 37, 38. will continue its questions. #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:30 PM
MPT @kathietovo wonders if parking reqs are tied to occupancy. Thrower: 2 people in efficiencies throws figures #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:32 PM
MPT @kathietovo wonders if any new apartments will be slated for affordable housing. Thrower: hasn’t been discussed. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:32 PM
.@poolforaustin wonders about sidewalks in the area. sidewalks north of property, but none at property. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:33 PM
staff: most would walk in existing parking lots. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:33 PM
.@oraatx1 asks who much per foot a sidewalk costs. staff: dunno. have to bring that back. #Atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:35 PM
.@d3forpio moves approval of 38, 39. gets a second from @dgarzaford2 seems this’ll be on 2nd reading #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:36 PM
2nd reading here requires only simple majority to get it by. third reading would require 9 votes. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:37 PM
.@poolforaustin calls for more conversation re: project in interim btwn 2nd & 3rd. looking for more affordability #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:38 PM
.@mayoradler will support. says #atxgov status quo isn’t working. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:38 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin 9 votes if done today, or 9 votes at all?"
@DanKeshet 9 votes for final approval. could pass on 6 (2nd reading) today. November 12, 2015 04:39 PM
.@gregoriocasar also looking for balance w issues, but suggests that displacement will continue w.out more MF #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:40 PM
.@poolforaustin also looking at impervious cover. wants to decrease amount here. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:42 PM
38 & 39 passes on 2nd reading yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:43 PM
nays: 2 (@oraatx1 and @kathietovo) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:43 PM
.@mayoradler pauses to note the passing of Jo Anne Christian. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:44 PM
Item 40
after @mayoradler honoring of Jo Anne Christian, #atxcouncil moves ahead to item 40. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:45 PM
40 is 1601 Cedar Bend Drive rezone (RR to SF4a) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:46 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests that the applicant, neighbors are close to agreement here. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:51 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests that the applicant, neighbors are close to agreement here. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 04:51 PM
also just discovered the possibility of the term “neighbros.” appropriate for later STR discussion? November 12, 2015 04:51 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 5PM

RT @ericwg: It’s another #gate at #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 05:04 PM
.@ericwg tuned out for a minute. missed the gate. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 05:06 PM
RT @ericwg: @MKanin something like “We can compromise to have the road built, but only with crash #gate” from the n’hood rep and future PC November 12, 2015 05:18 PM
#atxcouncil continues to hear testimony from River Oaks residents about 40. no small amount of concern about traffic impacts. #atxgov November 12, 2015 05:30 PM
public speakers done on 40. #atxcouncil closes public hearing. #atxgov November 12, 2015 05:33 PM
#atxgov transpo staff: “inherent safety in having traffic slow”, connect w slow traffic. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 05:35 PM
staff conclusion: important for alternate to parmer connectivity #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 05:36 PM
.@mayoradler raises proposed crash gate. asks staff. staff: done that twice. still trying to develop gate policy. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 05:36 PM
RT @ericwg: Gordon Derr’s beard is getting very very impressive. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 05:36 PM
ericwg "Gordon Derr’s beard is getting very very impressive. #atxcouncil"
@ericwg #truth November 12, 2015 05:37 PM
.@donzimmermanatx “inclined to go w neighbors” on connectivity based on “expert” opinion of resident traffic engineer. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 05:39 PM
MPT @kathietovo raises letter from principal of local school, concerns there over safety. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 05:42 PM
staff are not as concerned about potential safety issues here. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 05:43 PM
.@dgarzaford2 also not enamored of crash gate. would like to see an example of a “crash gate that was opened up” #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 05:47 PM
.@d5kitchen sees gate as a way to bridge until infrastructure is ready. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 05:48 PM
.@poolforaustin moves approval of draft ordinance on 2nd reading. will leave more time for negotiation. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 05:49 PM
.@poolforaustin says gate is compromise w developer, neighbors, #atxgov transept #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 05:49 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 6PM

40 w crash gate passes on second reading. missed the count I’m afraid. #atxcouncil members continue to angle for further compromise #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:06 PM
40 w crash gate passes on second reading. missed the count I’m afraid. #atxcouncil members continue to angle for further compromise #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:06 PM
Item 29
#atxcouncil moves along to item 29, had been pulled for speakers. speakers no longer here. #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:06 PM
29 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:07 PM
here’s the count on 40 w gate: yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:07 PM
nays: 4 (@dgarzaford2, @ellenforaustin, @oraatx1, and @d3forpio) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:08 PM
meanwhile, #atxcouncil quickly dispatches w items 51, 52. passes on first reading, public hearing closed. #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:08 PM
Item 36
#atxcouncil moves along to item 36. this is the enclave at oak park. #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:09 PM
staff: still no covenant on 36 over connection to north of property. #atxcouncil #Atxgov November 12, 2015 06:10 PM
staff: w no covenant conditions for 2nd reading not met. offers making interim zoning classes permanent. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:11 PM
staff: also suggests applicant wants to address #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:11 PM
staff: case expires this week without #atxcouncil action. #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:13 PM
.@ellenforaustin: in mind of developer, #atxcouncil would require him to “build a road to nowhere” #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:18 PM
.@ellenforaustin still working through possible iterations of #atxcouncil vote here. #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:23 PM
at issue here is whether or not #atxcouncil should try and mandate construction of street to north of development. #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:25 PM
.@donzimmermanatx moves approval of SF2, no covenant. @ellenforaustin seconds #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:34 PM
passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:35 PM
nays: 1 (MPT @kathietovo) #Atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:36 PM
abstain: 1 (@oraatx1) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:36 PM
Item 37
#atxcouncil moves along to item 37. 37 is the Pilot Knob PUD #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:36 PM
.@dgarzaford2 notes applicant willingness to ppd a week because #atxcouncil not ready. asks rep for options in front of them. #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:38 PM
.@dgarzaford2 notes applicant willingness to ppd a week because #atxcouncil not ready. asks rep for options in front of them. #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:38 PM
rep gives pilot knob history. in process since 2010. notes #atxgov wanted PUD as part of annexation. going over deal specifics. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 06:41 PM
rep says #atxgov, pilot knob never “could come up with a way” to keep units affordable, put 2% of MUD bonds w cap ($8m) to city #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 06:42 PM
rep adds new #atxcouncil = new priorities, and @dgarzaford2 pushing for more affordability #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:43 PM
rep: “point of tonight is to open up” conversation. “no ask, other than” fee waivers if #atxcouncil wants. (water/wastewater) #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:45 PM
rep says that water/wastewater fee waivers would open up more ability to do affordability. adds #atxgov dept would “scream” #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 06:45 PM
.@mayoradler summing options. include dedicating space for CapMetro, which he argues could also impact affordability. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:51 PM
some question here re: issues similar to TCAD/affordable properties in Mueller here. (See: https://t.co/QhCEWiqaDK) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:53 PM
#atxcouncil ppds Pilot Knob until next week. #atxgov November 12, 2015 06:56 PM
#atxcouncil takes a recess until 7:30. we’ll all be back! November 12, 2015 06:57 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 7PM

#atxcouncil looks set to return. #atxgov November 12, 2015 07:42 PM
#atxcouncil returns #atxgov November 12, 2015 07:47 PM
Item 79
.@mayoradler looking for items #ATxcouncil can dispatch with quickly. first will be item 79, the red bluff case. November 12, 2015 07:47 PM
n/m gotta wait on red bluff. #atxcouncil #Atxgov November 12, 2015 07:48 PM
#atxcouncil instead turns to items 55, 56. @gregoriocasar moves approval on 1, 2 reading. #atxgov November 12, 2015 07:48 PM
.@gregoriocasar adds instruction for site buffering. 55, 56 pass yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 07:49 PM
off the dais: @PoolforAustin #atxcouncil #aTxgov November 12, 2015 07:50 PM
Item 62
#atxcouncil moves along to item 62, Dillard Circle case. #atxgov passes yeas: 10 November 12, 2015 07:51 PM
off the dais: @PoolforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 07:51 PM
Item 60
#atxcouncil ppds item 60 to next week. #atxgov November 12, 2015 07:51 PM
Item 60
#atxcouncil ppds item 60 to next week. #atxgov November 12, 2015 07:51 PM
Item 79
now we move along to the Red Bluff case, item 79 #atxcouncil #Atxgov November 12, 2015 07:52 PM
as we reported earlier, there is an agreement here. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 07:52 PM
.@mayoradler summing up action here: approving a portion, denying a portion; also granting conditions. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 07:54 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Here’s some more info. on Red Bluff agreement: https://t.co/VvvSxCr5TN #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 07:56 PM
79 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 07:57 PM
Item 80
#atxcouncil moves along to item 80. will ppd to dec 10. #atxgov November 12, 2015 07:58 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 8PM

Item 43
#atxcouncil moves along to item 43, item 44. this is the Shady Lane case. @lizpagano reminds me by singing worst song ever written #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:00 PM
to elaborate on that last tweet: https://t.co/plbOsFzanU #atxcouncil #atxgov #thoselyricsareCRIMINAL (cc: @lizpagano) November 12, 2015 08:01 PM
lizpagano "@MKanin oh my god oh my god oh my god"
@lizpagano STOP IT November 12, 2015 08:02 PM
Applicant up first. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:04 PM
rep lists possible uses allowable here, including auto repair, trucking. argues willing to downzone for mixed use. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:06 PM
some concerns here, apparently, over fire code issues. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:09 PM
#atxgov fire staff: facility nearby stores a sizable amount of (low) flammable liquid. “could be a very bad day” if it goes up #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 08:11 PM
fire staff suggests that there could be fire, but explosion here not likely #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:16 PM
.@d3forpio suggests industrial area could be dangerous, so close to elementary school. notes common for east #atxgov. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 08:17 PM
staff to @d3forpio: that’s why we’re opposed. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:18 PM
MPT @kathietovo wonders: way for construction that would work for fire dept.? fire staff: would need some analysis there #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:23 PM
MPT @kathietovo looking for precedents w similar circumstances. staff: these circumstances rare (fire doesn’t do zoning) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:24 PM
zoning staff concurs w fire: don’t approve. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:25 PM
zoning staff concurs w fire: don’t approve. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:25 PM
.@mayoradler wonders how a part of town can move from industrial to residential. staff points to e #atxgov downzonings #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 08:26 PM
#atxcouncil update: looks like one more zoning case, STRs, convention center, parkland dedication left. #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:28 PM
at last check we had 33 speakers signed up on STRs #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:29 PM
.@gregoriocasar: challenge is w.out change, residents are still next to industrial tract. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:30 PM
.@d3forpio looking for ppd so #atxcouncil can get more info on other options. #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:31 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests moving flammable materials to another portion of site in way that would allow project to go. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:33 PM
.@oraatx1 raises gentrification concerns, says NH changing w.out any amenities (grocery stores, etc) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 08:38 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 9PM

testimony concludes on shady lane case. @d3forpio again calls for passage on 1st reading ahead of more discussion. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:00 PM
.@d3forpio suggests that no solution means “an industrial area forever” #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:02 PM
.@d3forpio also throws hands up in re: nh opposition to change. if they want industrial, he says, not going to fight em #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:04 PM
.@d3forpio adds that he doubts neighbors really want industrial. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:04 PM
.@d3forpio moves approval on 1st reading. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:05 PM
MPT @kathietovo asks fire about specific concerns. staff: proximity, quantity of liquid #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:05 PM
i think i also heard earlier that fire only got involved here after reading something on a message board #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:07 PM
.@gregoriocasar can support on 1st reading, would like more hazmat removal strategy for 2nd reading. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:09 PM
.@dgarzaford2 notes that the only way to move hazmats is through sale of property. didn’t hear this is an option. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:10 PM
.@dgarzaford2 will not support rezone. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:12 PM
.@mayoradler will support 1st reading rezone #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:12 PM
.@oraatx1 is also a no. argues that issue is not the broader one, but the narrow zoning #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:13 PM
.@oraatx1 is also a no. argues that issue is not the broader one, but the narrow zoning #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:13 PM
.@donzimmermanatx also a no. will wait for the free market to sort it all out. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:14 PM
.@poolforaustin, citing fire concerns, also a no #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:15 PM
.@d3forpio continues to push idea of zoning case as an opportunity to “start correcting some of the past injustice” #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:16 PM
.@gregoriocasar also making a last push. wants to address the industrial area. historically, he says, “this was wrong” #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:19 PM
MPT @kathietovo goes bigger picture, notes 2 other complicated industrial rezones. narrows down to safety here. is a no #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:21 PM
.@gregoriocasar now looks for ppd in light of lack of support for passage. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:24 PM
seems there may be a bit more support for a ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:24 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin It feels like even if they disagree on immediate strategy, most of #atxcouncil on same page on long-term strategy."
@DanKeshet maybe. but it’s so abstract at this point it’s kind of hard to tell… November 12, 2015 09:25 PM
ppd to 2/11 passes. yeas: 10 #Atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:26 PM
abstain: @dgarzaford2 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:26 PM
Item 70
#atxcouncil moves now to item 70. this may be quick. convention center seems next? #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:27 PM
70 is Emerald Forrest rezone. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:27 PM
sounds like there is an agreement re: drive-thrus here? still some #atxcouncil concerns here, it seems (pulled by @dgarzaford2) #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:30 PM
DanKeshet "About to LT #atxcouncil convention center debate. Mute/unfollow/block/report me if need be."
@DanKeshet hold that mute! seems we’re waiting for the moment on convention center… November 12, 2015 09:31 PM
rep reports nha supports rezone. says accommodated all requests. looking for flexibility w drive-thru (along PC rec) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:32 PM
Pres of Armadillo Park NHA up. NHA appreciates conditions devs have agreed to. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:34 PM
Still, NHA won’t get behind drive-thru as conditional use. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:35 PM
NHA cites concerns w traffic…#atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:36 PM
owner rep underscores owner request for drive-thru flexibility (and review by PC) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:42 PM
owner rep underscores owner request for drive-thru flexibility (and review by PC) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:42 PM
.@d5kitchen asks staff to weigh in on drive-thru. staff: don’t do it. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:43 PM
staff: drive-thru doesn’t fit on property #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:44 PM
.@dgarzaford2 moves approval of staff recommendation. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:47 PM
.@dgarzaford2 notes that neighbors are working class, don’t have time to fight at PC, if it goes back there. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:48 PM
#atxcouncil closes public hearing, moves ahead to vote on 1st reading. #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:49 PM
passes on 1st reading. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:49 PM
Item 57
#atxcouncil moves along to item 57. 57 is rezone at sought Heatherwilde Blvd. #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:50 PM
before we move that way: @donzimmermanatx notes that he will move to send convention center item to committee #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:51 PM
57 seems to also have some connectivity issues. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 09:54 PM
rep says that owner, nh, ZAP all generally in agreement here. #atxcouncil #ATxgov November 12, 2015 09:54 PM
and, indeed, #atxgov transportation notes substandard roads in the area, connectivity issues. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 09:58 PM
.@poolforaustin turns to substandard roads to northwest; 16-ft wide, 5′ ditches. #atxcouncil #atxgov no jurisdiction here for city November 12, 2015 09:59 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 10PM

.@poolforaustin says compromise is single road outlet is compromise in case. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:00 PM
first neighbor up. not against development, but argues that streets are not safe for traffic. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:06 PM
.@mayoradler wonders how #atxgov would limit traffic on substandard streets. staff: some sort of barrier. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 10:12 PM
also seems that there might be some improvement of the one substandard street left open. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:12 PM
testimony continues against plan that would open a substandard road to traffic as part of development. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:27 PM
rumor has it (ahem, @ericwg) that i missed yet another mention of a crash gate. #atxcouncil #atxgov #gate #gategategategategate #gate November 12, 2015 10:35 PM
owner rep returns. notes that they are w neighbors, ZAP, not staff here re: substandard roads. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:37 PM
owner rep returns. notes that they are w neighbors, ZAP, not staff here re: substandard roads. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:37 PM
.@poolforaustin ready to move approval on 1st reading of one connection plan. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:37 PM
.@lizpagano and yrs truly are getting a bit punchy. you all should know this. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:39 PM
.@poolforaustin notes that #atxgov is in a tough spot w #TravCo roads. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 10:40 PM
.@gregoriocasar has transpo staff confirm that #atxgov staff ok w one street + one that runs to school site. #atxcouncil November 12, 2015 10:42 PM
.@gregoriocasar asks if compromise is less than best solution. seems that this is the best reality-based solution. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:44 PM
MPT @kathietovo picks up on suggestion from resident on connectivity leading to crime, notes concerns w that sentiment. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:44 PM
.@poolforaustin motion passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:45 PM
Item 33
#atxcouncil moves along to item 33. seems @MayorAdler will also get behind referral to committee. #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:45 PM
this is the convention center item. #atxcouncil has questions, will look for answers. #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:46 PM
here is @mayoradler’s motion https://t.co/BiiYlDwavs #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:47 PM
Lynn Meredith up first. “very much in support of econ dev” but concerned re: traffic, safety #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:49 PM
Meredith: not opposed to convention center expansion, concerned w lack of traffic assessment, hotel orientation (?). #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:50 PM
Meredith has also noted that downtown has no contact team, hoping to get that fixed. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:50 PM
.@ericwg up next #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:51 PM
supports motion to send to committee. looking for stats on hotel room growth from ’97 through 2016. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:51 PM
calling on CMs to get better understanding of potential future HOT revenue. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:52 PM
.@ericwg also raises concerns with dead zones around convention centers. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:53 PM
.@gregoriocasar, @donzimmermanatx pick up on @ericwg concerns over accuracy in HOT estimates. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 10:55 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015 11PM

.@gregoriocasar adds to list of questions, asks for review of financing plan. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:01 PM
.@gregoriocasar adds to list of questions, asks for review of financing plan. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:01 PM
#atxcouncil passes @mayoradler amendment on 33. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:02 PM
abstains: @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:02 PM
and, with that, we get to STR moratorium #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:02 PM
MPT @kathietovo wonders what #atxcouncil vote in year on STR-2s will be. @mayoradler says affirmative vote to extend is required. #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:05 PM
MPT @kathietovo declares intent #atxcouncil intent to make decision on extension before moratorium expires. #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:06 PM
and we have 132 minutes worth of speakers on this one. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:08 PM
looks like 15-20 folks here (by @mayoradler count) to actually speak to type-2 moratorium. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:09 PM
two-minute limit here for all speakers. will commence with public comment. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:11 PM
first speaker endorses moratorium. says time-out allows for more data collection. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:12 PM
stuartharryhersh up next. brings 3 amends w him. calls 4 emergency status, repeal of ad language, no STR2s on comm lots #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:16 PM
emergency status here would put moratorium in place beginning tomorrow. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:16 PM
David King’ll be next. supports emergency status for moratorium, also wants no automatic expiration of moratorium #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:18 PM
2 minute public testimony brings out the inner micro machine man in all of us #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:18 PM
apparently, this does not qualify for emergency status so it seems we’ll have to wait 10 days. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:19 PM
.@mayoradler clarifies that w.out extension of moratorium, code returns to the way it is today. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:24 PM
#atxcouncil into weeds here. into legal tactic of removing type2s as permitted use vs allowing use under moratorium #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:28 PM
.@d5kitchen and @MayorAdler both pushing to change language to allow use under potential moratorium #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:33 PM
Item 78
for those of you following along at home, STR2 moratorium is item 78 #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:33 PM
testimony for/against STR2 moratorium continues. #atxcouncil #atxgov November 12, 2015 11:44 PM
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