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Tick Tock: Austin City Council Meeting 12.10.2015

Monday, December 14, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Tick Tock is the sortable-by-item-number transcript of Austin 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 323
DanKeshet 4
littlefieldmark 2
LillyRockwell 2
AKMcGlinchy 1
lizpagano 1
JoClifton78704 1
ZoneforAustin 1
davidahartman 1
PointAustin 1

Thursday, December 10, 2015 9AM

checking in from #atxcouncil, where we’re waiting to see what (if anything) of STRs might get done…lots of other stuff too…#atxgov December 10, 2015 09:57 AM
checking in from #atxcouncil, where we’re waiting to see what (if anything) of STRs might get done…lots of other stuff too…#atxgov December 10, 2015 09:57 AM

Thursday, December 10, 2015 10AM

#Atxcouncil starts! right at 10! December 10, 2015 10:04 AM
#Atxcouncil starts! right at 10! December 10, 2015 10:04 AM
Item 68
#atxcouncil sets item 68, Lexington Parke zoning at 6pm time certain #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:06 AM
MPT @kathietovo announces that most public hearings will be ppd. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:06 AM
dinner at #atxcouncil will come early, at about 5pm #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:06 AM
pulled: 2, 11, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 26, 14, 15, 21 (indef ppd), 68 (6pm time certain) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:08 AM
MPT @kathietovo moving quickly here. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:09 AM
#atxcouncil moves us along to zoning consent items for today. trying to dismiss what we can get rid of easily, early here. #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:11 AM
Item 36
zoning item 36 ready for consent on 2 and 3 readings #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:12 AM
Item 37
item 37 ready for consent on 2 and 3 readings #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:12 AM
Item 38
item 38 is ready for consent on 2nd and 3rd readings #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:12 AM
Item 39
item 39 is ready for consent on 2nd and 3rd readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:13 AM
Item 40
item 40 and related 41 is ready for consent on 2nd and 3rd readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:14 AM
Item 42
item 42 is ready for consent on all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:14 AM
Item 43
item 43 is ready for consent, but @GregorioCasar reads in agreements here. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:14 AM
meanwhile, @statesman reporting that Elliott Naishtat has decided not to run after all. #cuethescramble December 10, 2015 10:15 AM
Item 45
item 45 is set for ppd to 12/17 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:16 AM
Item 46
item 46 may be discussed? #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:16 AM
Item 47
item 47 and related item 48 ppd to 3/24 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:17 AM
Item 49
item 49 is ready for consent all three #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:18 AM
Item 50
item 50 ready for consent on all three #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:18 AM
Item 50
item 50 ready for consent on all three #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:18 AM
Item 52
item 52 ready for consent on all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:19 AM
Item 53
item 53 is ready for consent on first reading only, item 54 (related zoning) applicant requested indef ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:19 AM
Item 55
item 55 ppd until 2/11 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:20 AM
Item 56
item 56 ppd to 2/11 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:21 AM
Item 57
item 57 is ppd until 2/11 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:21 AM
Item 58
item 58 ppd until 2/11 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:22 AM
Item 59
item 59 w ppd request to 12/17 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:22 AM
Item 60
item 60 ready for consent on first reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:23 AM
Item 61
item 61 will be discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:24 AM
Item 62
as will item 62–wait, MPT @kathietovo just has a couple of comments may stay on consent #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:24 AM
n/m, 61 & 62 will be pulled for discussion. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:25 AM
Item 63
item 63 will be indef ppd. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:26 AM
Item 65
item 65 will be indef ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:26 AM
Item 66
item 66 ready for consent, all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:27 AM
Item 67
item 67 will be ppd until 2/11 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:27 AM
Item 68
item 68 is set for time certain 6pm (or later) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:27 AM
Item 69
item 69 ready for consent on all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:28 AM
Item 72
item 72 is ready for consent on first reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:29 AM
Item 73
item 73 will be ppd until 2/11 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:29 AM
Item 73
item 73 will be ppd until 2/11 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:29 AM
#atxcouncil heads back to offer items 61 and 62 for consent, after initial agreement. MPT @Kathietovo may still have remarks. #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:30 AM
MPT @kathietovo’s concerns are over demo, & loss of MF housing. looking to get affordability considerations on 61 and 62 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:31 AM
Item 54
.@poolforaustin now looking for indef ppd on item 54. this over concerns from NH, #TravCo on connectivity #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:34 AM
MPT @kathietovo suggests that #atxcouncil tackle it separately. it’s already on consent. #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:34 AM
Item 46
.@dgarzaford2 reading use limitations on item 46, asks for 3rd reading next week. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:37 AM
#atxcouncil passes zoning consent. yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:39 AM
reminder that @MayorAdler will be off the dais all day today #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:39 AM
#atxcouncil will now address public hearing ppds. #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:40 AM
items 72, 73, 74, 75, 77, 78 seem likely to be ppd at 4pm #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:41 AM
Item 81
.@ellenforaustin raises the question of item 81, STRs #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:42 AM
.@ellenforaustin asks #atxcouncil to ppd the whole thing until january. #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:42 AM
.@oraatx1 doesn’t want to push to january. “this has been ongoing for a long time” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:43 AM
#atxgov city attorney says that arrangements can be made for 12/17 if #atxcouncil wants to do STRs then December 10, 2015 10:43 AM
seems some sentiment to push STRs entirely to next week #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:44 AM
.@d5kitchen also on board w ppd. wants to set time certain asap #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:44 AM
as @pointaustin reminds us, if this happens, we’ll get TNCs and STRs in the same, epic year end meeting. #atxcouncil #atxgov #yay?! December 10, 2015 10:45 AM
and @dgarzaford2 raises concerns over absence of attorney who’s been working the case, TNC coupling on 12/17 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:46 AM
seems law can make it all work. #atxcouncil #atxgov #hmmmm December 10, 2015 10:47 AM
anyway, seems STRs will be ppd later today until 12/17 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:47 AM
anyway, seems STRs will be ppd later today until 12/17 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:47 AM
Item 27
#atxcouncil heads to item 27, AE LIRAC implementation plan #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:50 AM
AKMcGlinchy "@lizpagano @MKanin @PointAustin an early new years eve partay"
.@AKMcGlinchy @lizpagano @PointAustin ill bring the caviar December 10, 2015 10:51 AM
#atxcouncil takes up 28, and approves it yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:51 AM
Item 29
#atxcouncil moves along to item 29. @sherigallod10 has a request that RMC and EUC members that served on TF, recuse from process #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:52 AM
seconded by @ellenforaustin #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:53 AM
.@poolforaustin against the idea. thinks these folks have value to add to process. #ATxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:55 AM
.@donzimmermanatx will also vote against #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:55 AM
.@ellenforaustin notes conflict o interest, @PoolforAustin suggests those involved “have a pretty good sense of ethics,” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:58 AM
.@poolforaustin follows up with idea that wording should ask comms to consider stepping back, but not mandate #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:58 AM
MPT @kathietovo, @dgarzaford2 don’t want to set precedent here #ATxcouncil #ATxgov December 10, 2015 10:59 AM
.@sherigallod2 amend fails. #ATxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 10:59 AM
29 passes yeas: 8 #ATxcouncil #ATxgov December 10, 2015 10:59 AM

Thursday, December 10, 2015 11AM

nays 2: @ellenforaustin, @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 11:00 AM
Item 30
#atxcouncil moves along to item 30, fair housing choice item @GregorioCasar introducing #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:00 AM
PointAustin "Home for the Holidays? Maybe not . . . #atxcouncil https://t.co/QPXdyILvWH"
@PointAustin maybe not even home for MLK day December 10, 2015 11:01 AM
.@gregoriocasar suggests that 30 would “set a tone” that affordability is a priority during CodeNext process. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:02 AM
.@poolforaustin has two amends, including one that would look at gentrification’s impact on affordability #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:04 AM
.@dgarzaford2 wants to know more about what @PoolforAustin hopes to get out of gentrification request #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:10 AM
.@gregoriocasar suggests study could look at preservation of affadble in areas where “high-income earners” are pooling #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:11 AM
.@gregoriocasar suggests study could look at preservation of affadble in areas where “high-income earners” are pooling #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:11 AM
.@gregoriocasar also notes that some of what’s here may already be a part of CodeNEXT #aTxcouncil #ATxgov December 10, 2015 11:12 AM
.@oraatx1 raises issue of affordable housing placed in locations without amenities, asks for that to be evaluated too #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:15 AM
#atxcouncil now taking #citcom on fair chance item #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:16 AM
David King up. suggests that neighborhoods are not purposefully encouraging gentrification, calls for NHPs to combat #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:20 AM
.@gregoriocasar looking for ways to capture all of the discussion, combine into one set of instructions. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:21 AM
.@dgarzaford2 wonders about timing, @GregorioCasar notes advisory documents could be used even after codenext concludes. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:27 AM
.@dgarzaford2 suggests that res should include language that would instruct findings to be presented w draft code. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:28 AM
.@gregoriocasar and @oraatx1 back and forth about CM Houston’s concerns over amenities study. #atxcouncil #atxgov; seems like table coming December 10, 2015 11:31 AM
and there it is. table until just after exec session. MPT @kathietovo calls it all “befuddling” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:31 AM
this is over language changes to 30 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:31 AM
Item 32
#atxcouncil moves along to item 32 #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:32 AM
This is on the Town Lake Community Event Center Venue #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:33 AM
#atxcouncil looking to ppd #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:33 AM
#atxcouncil ppds 32 “most likely until Jan” yeas: 10 (unanimous) December 10, 2015 11:34 AM
Item 15
#atxcouncil moves along to item 15. 15 is for process of changing of speed limits on 2222 #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:35 AM
.@sherigallod10 wants to give staff an opportunity to explain process. has no concerns. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:35 AM
.@donzimmermanatx points to letter from TxDOT, notes discrepancy in engineers letter and ord #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 11:40 AM
staff notes that they’d questioned same issue, have email that confirms ord is consistent w TxDOT #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:41 AM
.@donzimmermanatx wants to move it to the mobility committee, notes issue w congestion on 2222. gets no second #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 11:43 AM
.@donzimmermanatx wants to move it to the mobility committee, notes issue w congestion on 2222. gets no second #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 11:43 AM
15 passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:44 AM
abstains: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 11:44 AM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 2 and 11, MPT @Kathietovo looking for PPD #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:45 AM
this is over the slice of land that was too expensive for PARD to buy from ARR #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:45 AM
Item 2
.@donzimmermanatx moves to ppd item 2 until 1/28 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:46 AM
.@d3forpio doesn’t understand reason for ppd. wants to know why not take action now #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:46 AM
MPT @kathietovo notes that #atxcouncil got a memo w business plan. wants time to review w financial staff. #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:47 AM
MPT @kathietovo supports remanufacturing hub, but notes “we’re being asked to make some very quick decisions” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:49 AM
.@d3forpio now angling for committee hearing for 2 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:49 AM
RT @TimEaton30: UT Law professor and housing advocate Heather Way @hwayaustin to run for Texas House seat of @elliottnaishtat. #txlege December 10, 2015 11:49 AM
MPT @Kathietovo confirms now that 2 and 11 are linked, and action here (like trip to committee) will impact both #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:51 AM
#atxcouncil having a discussion now about which committee this should go to #atxgov #sigh December 10, 2015 11:52 AM
JoClifton78704 "Heather Way, affordable housing advocate, told the Monitor she is running for the District 49 seat."
.@JoClifton78704 if yr referring to that last tweet, that was from @TimEaton30, not the @austinmonitor December 10, 2015 11:53 AM
now @poolforaustin wants to pause the whole damn thing until #atxcouncil briefed. #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:53 AM
RT @JoClifton78704: @MKanin, no, I confirmed it. December 10, 2015 11:54 AM
RT @JoClifton78704: Heather Way, affordable housing advocate, told the Monitor she is running for the District 49 seat. December 10, 2015 11:55 AM
so now we’re getting a ppd until 1/28, pending consideration by #atxcouncil public utility comm #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:55 AM
Item 11
.@sherigallod10 wants now to separate item 11 from 2, and wants discussion about that before ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:56 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Deep breaths, Mike. Deep breaths."
@DanKeshet #sigh #sigh #sigh #sigh December 10, 2015 11:57 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Deep breaths, Mike. Deep breaths."
@DanKeshet #sigh #sigh #sigh #sigh December 10, 2015 11:57 AM
staff have some concerns over timeline. needs solicitation (w funding) secured by “early feb” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:58 AM
Item 11
.@sherigallod10 wants to get item 11 approved now, to allow staff to move ahead w timeline #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:58 AM
in related news, early #atxcouncil efficiency has disappeared. #atxgov December 10, 2015 11:59 AM

Thursday, December 10, 2015 12PM

.@dgarzaford2 notes that 11 is the “crux” of issue, urges #atxcouncil colleagues to simply vote against. #atxgov December 10, 2015 12:00 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes much deeper conversation is coming. and #atxcouncil will break for lunch w.out vote on ppd on 2 & 11 #atxgov December 10, 2015 12:01 PM
MPT @kathietovo projects 1:15 return. She’s kept us on schedule thus far. #atxcouncil @#atxgov December 10, 2015 12:03 PM

Thursday, December 10, 2015 2PM

#atxcouncil has been back for a minute. i pick things up with items 5 & 6. this is the COTA stuff. #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:04 PM
davidahartman "@MKanin been tied up. Council said anything about #44, when will come up etc ?"
@davidahartman not yet, I’m afraid. December 10, 2015 02:05 PM
.@sherigallod10 moves approval of 5, the res to support motoGP incentives #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:09 PM
.@d5kitchen re: eligibility. staff reminds it’s a state program, & if MotoGP doesn’t happen, incentives don’t happen. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:10 PM
#atxcouncil into procedural questions about reimbursements from state major events fund. comes from the gov’s office. #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:12 PM
.@donzimmermanatx signals desire to prohibit any incentive funds from #atxgov. ‘course this all comes from the state. #atxcouncil #zimcity December 10, 2015 02:13 PM
legal notes that no #atxgov fee waivers have been granted to (or requested by) MotoGP and XGames. #atxcouncil December 10, 2015 02:14 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests that she’d like to see state money headed to other purchases (say, text books) than F1. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:15 PM
.@poolforaustin angling for message that #atxgov doesn’t want transaction. sums: we have ability to keep it from happening. #atxcouncil December 10, 2015 02:17 PM
staff, prompted by @ellenforaustin suggests that incentives are paid out of sales tax revenues from events #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:18 PM
.@d5kitchen notes COTA challenging tax appraisal, cites it as a reason that she’ll vote against incentives endorsement. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:23 PM
.@dgarzaford2 notes facility exists, questions whether failure of facility is “right road to go down,” adds nod to jobs. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:24 PM
.@dgarzaford2 will support. as will @d3forpio #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:25 PM
.@dgarzaford2 will support. as will @d3forpio #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:25 PM
.@dgarzaford2’s statement was nuanced. noted jobs are not great, but seemed resigned to facility’s existence. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:26 PM
.@d3forpio more rosy, says COTA is a job creator, but notes that he’d rather see the state send $$s to other interests. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:27 PM
.@d5kitchen wants to know if committees have seen item. MPT @kathietovo suggests most of 2 committees have seen briefing #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:29 PM
MPT @kathietovo returns to fee waivers. notes that XGames has requested waivers. staff confirms, no reimbursement tho #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:31 PM
.@d5kitchen notes that if #atxcouncil doesn’t back this agreement, there is still a route to incentives directly through state #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:36 PM
.@donzimmermanatx will vote against incentive backing on principal #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 02:38 PM
.@donzimmermanatx: “let’s just stop the subsidies…this is not live and let live” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:39 PM
.@oraatx1 returns to notion that reimbursement comes from sales tax $$s that are generated by event. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:40 PM
MPT @Kathietovo will vote against #atxcouncil #aTxgov December 10, 2015 02:42 PM
5 passes yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:42 PM
nays: 4 (@kathietovo, @PoolforAustin, @d5kitchen, @donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 02:43 PM
Item 6
item 6, incentives for XGames pass. same vote. yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:43 PM
nays: 4 (@poolforaustin, @Kathietovo, @d5kitchen, @donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 02:43 PM
Item 10
#atxcouncil moves along to item 10. this is for a phone survey on tobacco use #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:44 PM
.@oraatx1 wonders, what, exactly #atxgov will get out of phone survey. answer: tracking. be sure smoking on decline #atxcouncil December 10, 2015 02:45 PM
#atxcouncil members into methodological details of survey, looking for ways to cut costs, sus out necessity #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:50 PM
10 passes yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:51 PM
nays: 2 (@ellenforaustin, @DonZimmermanATX) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 02:51 PM
Item 12
#atxcouncil moves along to item 12. 12 ratifying amendments to meet and confer w APA #atxgov. also related to this: https://t.co/bYLq0BLIjj December 10, 2015 02:53 PM
Item 12
#atxcouncil moves along to item 12. 12 ratifying amendments to meet and confer w APA #atxgov. also related to this: https://t.co/bYLq0BLIjj December 10, 2015 02:53 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wanted to split a section of this off. won’t get to, and so he’ll abstain #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:53 PM
12 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:54 PM
abstains: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxgov #atxcouncil #zimcity December 10, 2015 02:55 PM
Item 30
#atxcouncil returns to item 30. 30 is the affordability options w.r.t. CodeNext. #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:55 PM
.@poolforaustin amends pass. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:57 PM
off the dais: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 02:57 PM
.@d5kitchen has an amendment. says it would encourage fair, affordable housing choices in NHP process. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:58 PM
passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:58 PM
nays: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #zimcity #atxgov December 10, 2015 02:59 PM

Thursday, December 10, 2015 3PM

.@oraatx1 now trying for an amendment that would add amenities consideration to affordable housing vetting. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:00 PM
.@oraatx1, w help from MPT @Kathietovo, looking for language that also identifies environmental risks. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:07 PM
staff notes caution about funding for 30. suggests that “large aspirational amendments” may not have $$s to match. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:08 PM
.@gregoriocasar notes that scope of res was originally narrow. suggests that is not any more. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:10 PM
.@gregoriocasar suggests that “all city rules” examination–tho he’s interested in this–may stretch this study too far. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:11 PM
.@oraatx1 continues to push for it. says everything she’s added impacts affordability. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:11 PM
to sum: talking about a study that would theoretically compliment CodeNext, add examination of affordability to process. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:16 PM
.@dgarzaford2 says efforts are good here, but that it all convolutes the CodeNext effort. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:17 PM
.@oraatx1 amendment passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:21 PM
nays: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #zimcity #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:21 PM
nays: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #zimcity #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:21 PM
.@oraatx1 now trying to corner what the definition of attainable might be w.r.t. “attainable housing” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:24 PM
.@gregoriocasar suggests that attainable housing includes not just gov’t subsidy, but other types of affordable housing #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:27 PM
.@gregoriocasar okay to strike “attainable” for more specific language about income, including less than $50k. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:31 PM
with that @oraatx1 w.draws amendment. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:31 PM
amendment passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:32 PM
nays: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:32 PM
abstain: 1 @dgarzaford2 December 10, 2015 03:32 PM
30 then passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:32 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 03:33 PM
abstains: @ellenforaustin #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:33 PM
Item 26
#atxcouncil moves along to item 26, which is a hearing for the homestead preservation districts #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:33 PM
.@oraatx1 wants to be sure that folks who are in the homestead preservation district have property protest rights. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:34 PM
public hearing set. yeas: 9 off the dais: 1 @d5kitchen #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:36 PM
Item 14
#atxcouncil moves along to item 14 #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:36 PM
14 is about this: https://t.co/ka5MSlALe3 December 10, 2015 03:36 PM
this here is a battle between Republic Services and TDS. Republic up first. Then TDS. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:38 PM
TDS’ Bob Gregory is up. thanks #atxcouncil for listening, notes that this is a peek into what happens in the solid waste industry. #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:42 PM
TDS suggests that integrity of process, environment are questionable w.r.t. item. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:42 PM
TDS adds that Request for Council Action says that AE waste in question would go to Waste Management landfill #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:43 PM
TDS adds that Request for Council Action says that AE waste in question would go to Waste Management landfill #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:43 PM
TDS’ Gregory into allegations staff misrepresented contract, abilities of purchasing. into safety of WM landfill #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:47 PM
TDS: prior #atxcouncil was concerned w WM landfill handling AE waste. arguing that this should continue. #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:48 PM
TDS: raises specter of MRF process. more on that here https://t.co/wqv0T97Xai #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:50 PM
.@donzimmermanatx: seems staff can manipulate contracting to make it seem as though approval timing is urgent. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 03:53 PM
next TDS rep specifies: deny extension of contract, start new temp agreement for hauler, reconfigure scoring on bid #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:55 PM
TDS rep gets into environmental concerns w.r.t. WM landfill. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 03:57 PM
at prompt from @DonZimmermanATX, TDS rep notes no bid on scrap wood waste in 2013 #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 03:58 PM

Thursday, December 10, 2015 4PM

next speaker slamming TCEQ, calls oversight a low-bar, suggests any #atxgov support of agreement would signal support of TCEQ #atxcouncil December 10, 2015 04:00 PM
calls WM facility #atxgov’s love canal. #atxcouncil December 10, 2015 04:00 PM
.@donzimmermanatx reading from ZWAC commissioner email, suggesting that item should be rebid (9-0 vote on that) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 04:02 PM
MPT @kathietovo pauses quickly to ppd items 74, 79, 80 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:03 PM
Item 79
item 79 and 80 will be ppd until next week. #atxcouncil #atxgov #epicmeeting December 10, 2015 04:05 PM
Item 14
that done, #atxcouncil moves back to item 14. @DonZimmermanATX moves denial #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 04:05 PM
seems that this is likely to happen. @oraatx1 calls it a quality of life issue. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:06 PM
staff suggests that expiration of contract (tomorrow) would leave AE without waste disposal in this case. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:08 PM
.@gregoriocasar asks whether #atxcouncil could include future landfill selection could be vetted for environmental requirements #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:08 PM
legal: staff can take that as direction, can’t take action thanks to posting #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:09 PM
.@donzimmermanatx accuses purchasing of using holdovers 2 delay until last contracts until last possible moment #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 04:13 PM
purchasing suggests this is not the case. says extensions are done to take items through #atxcouncil approval process #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:14 PM
purchasing suggests this is not the case. says extensions are done to take items through #atxcouncil approval process #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:14 PM
#atxcouncil denies extension. vote: 10 (unanimous) #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:15 PM
#atxcouncil will now handle a few more zoning ppds #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:15 PM
Item 74
first up, item 74. staff looking for ppd so another body can look at it. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:16 PM
74 is small lot amnesty. ppd until jan. 28. yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:18 PM
Item 75
#atxcouncil moves along to item 75. tax roll assessment for Estancia Hill PID. this one will be handled w. out action (item 7, too) #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:20 PM
Item 76
#atxcouncil now takes up item 76, 77. this is Indian Hills PID. dev looking for ppd until 12/17 for full body #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:21 PM
Item 76
item 76 (and related item 8) ppd until 12/17. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:22 PM
nays: 1 @oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:22 PM
Item 77
item 77 (and related 9) ppd until 12/17 yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:23 PM
nays: @oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:23 PM
Item 44
#atxcouncil heads back to pick up item 44 #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:25 PM
44 is the hopper-finley tract. @PoolforAustin initially looking for an indef ppd, but is now looking at other options #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:26 PM
.@poolforaustin has amendment. would kill a connection at site. would pass, if it does, on 2nd reading only. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:31 PM
.@poolforaustin harkens back to Lightsey and emergency crash gate, other connectivity denials. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:32 PM
.@poolforaustin: “i personally don’t like gates,” would prefer other solutions, but suggests #atxgov brings gates. #atxcouncil December 10, 2015 04:33 PM
.@d3forpio slamming @PoolforAustin gates. frames it in terms of his neighborhood. “We can’t even get stop signs” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:37 PM
.@dgarzaford2 agrees. notes that #travco letter goes against advice #atxgov is getting from its own staff #atxcouncil December 10, 2015 04:38 PM
.@poolforaustin fires back. suggests she isn’t trying to keep sts closed forever, just trying to phase in connectivity. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:40 PM
.@poolforaustin: “we’re not trying to gate it off at all.” returns to concept that access will be phased in #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:41 PM
.@poolforaustin: “we’re not trying to gate it off at all.” returns to concept that access will be phased in #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:41 PM
.@dgarzaford2 looks to triggers for opening road. casts as unreasonable, sees not enough funding. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:44 PM
.@dgarzaford2 suggests that some in @PoolforAustin’s district are frustrated w existing crash gate in her district. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:44 PM
#atxgov transpo staff suggests that building is coming to area in question. calls for planning to get area up to standard #atxcouncil December 10, 2015 04:47 PM
.@poolforaustin returns to argument that parties are not ready make connections at this time. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:48 PM
as for larger issues here, staff wants to make a trip to the #atxcouncil mobility committee #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:50 PM
staff notes first staff rec did not recommend closing any streets here. were instructed by #atxcouncil to pick one to leave open #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:55 PM
staff also notes that this connectivity discussion is taken out of normal process #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 04:57 PM

Thursday, December 10, 2015 5PM

and, again, @poolforaustin returns to idea that plan doesn’t prohibit access on roads “forever” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:00 PM
.@poolforaustin turns to residents of nh, looking to assure that #atxcouncil won’t create traffic hazards in nh “ever” #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:01 PM
.@oraatx1 wants to know why not wait until site plans? @PoolforAustin suggests that #atxcouncil roll w indef ppd #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:04 PM
.@dgarzaford2 wonders if item would come back. staff is concerned w this. notes indef ppd is usually for applicant. not #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:05 PM
staff, w indef ppd, would be left unclear about who/what/when could bring it back #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:06 PM
dev rep notes that all want some action tonight. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:07 PM
#atxcouncil vote coming on 44 w @PoolforAustin amendment #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:08 PM
motion fails. yeas: 3, i believe. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:09 PM
yeas there were: @DonZimmermanATX, @PoolforAustin, @d5kitchen #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 05:10 PM
.@d3forpio moving for original staff recommendation, would not specifically address issue, leaving all streets open #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:11 PM
would be 2nd reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:11 PM
.@d5kitchen moves for #atxcouncil first reading, which would leave open only one street #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:12 PM
.@d5kitchen moves for #atxcouncil first reading, which would leave open only one street #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:12 PM
.@sherigallod10 calls on staff to differentiate btwn @d5kitchen and @d3forpio interpretations of staff support. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:13 PM
sticky spot here from staff, as both could be correct #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:14 PM
.@oraatx1 asks what code requires. staff: all four streets be extended, but #atxcouncil discretion is open here. #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:15 PM
.@d5kitchen wonders if there isn’t some grey area w.r.t. interpretation of code here. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:16 PM
staff notes that, normally, this would all happen at planning commission. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:19 PM
not sure anyone is more clear on anything after that, but vote coming #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:19 PM
and, indeed, immediate #atxcouncil confusion follows about what vote is about. it appears that 3 of 4 streets will be shut to cars. #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:21 PM
motion fails. yeas: 5 nays: 5 and now to original #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:22 PM
to be clear, we’re back at original staff rec, four streets open. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:23 PM
original rec (four streets open) passes on 2nd reading yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:25 PM
nays: 2 (@d5kitchen, @PoolforAustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:25 PM
#atxcouncil will try to handle ppd of STRs before break. #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:27 PM
Item 78
but first, we’ll do item 78. assessment of Austin Downtown PID #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:28 PM
78 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:29 PM
abstains: 1 @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #Atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 05:30 PM
off the dais: 1 (@poolforaustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:30 PM
Item 81
#atxcouncil moves along to ppd of item 81, the STRs #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:30 PM
.@ellenforaustin suggests that #atxcouncil ppd strs until 1/28, given size of #atxcouncil #epicmeeting #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:32 PM
.@oraatx1 would rather take care of it on Dec 17 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:32 PM
.@oraatx1 would rather take care of it on Dec 17 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:32 PM
MPT @Kathietovo with @oraatx1, okay w one week delay. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:33 PM
ppd until 1/28 passes w @poolforaustin off the dais. #atxcouncil #atxgov but wait… December 10, 2015 05:34 PM
there are some speakers. #atxcouncil could reconsider here. #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:34 PM
n/m no reconsideration here. STRs will be on 1/28 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:35 PM
Item 68
#atxcouncil left with just one item now, item 68. #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:36 PM
with that #atxcouncil heads to a quick dinner break. back just after 6pm #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:38 PM
report from clerk is that #atxcouncil can’t pass the STR ppd on just 5 votes. so. nothing happened there. still more there? #atxgov December 10, 2015 05:39 PM
LillyRockwell "@MKanin This is a terrifying tweet. Does this mean STR public hearing might happen today?"
@LillyRockwell i mean. they have to at least retake the vote to ppd. very confusing over here December 10, 2015 05:41 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Is it me or is #atxcouncil moving much faster with MPT Tovo leading the meeting?"
@DanKeshet it totally is December 10, 2015 05:44 PM
LillyRockwell "@MKanin This is a terrifying tweet. Does this mean STR public hearing might happen today?"
@LillyRockwell quick update: there is some sentiment here that there is no way that an STR conversation happens tonight December 10, 2015 05:51 PM

Thursday, December 10, 2015 6PM

#atxcouncil looks ready to return to action #atxgov December 10, 2015 06:16 PM
Item 81
#atxcouncil is back. seem set to retake vote on item 81 ppd (STRs) #atxgov December 10, 2015 06:19 PM
#atxcouncil still missing @d3forpio. he is needed for vote here #Atxgov December 10, 2015 06:20 PM
vote to ppd to 1/28 is first. yeas: 5 nays: 5 motion fails #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 06:21 PM
return to vote to ppd to 12/17. yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 06:22 PM
STRs are now ppd until 12/17 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 06:22 PM
Item 68
with that, #atxcouncil picks up last item, item 68. this is Lexington Parke II mobile home park rezone #Atxgov December 10, 2015 06:24 PM
there may be an agreement here. at least one that would allow for passage on first reading #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 06:25 PM
item would rezone from SF4a to MH #atxcouncil #atxgov. dev rep says max of 855 sites. December 10, 2015 06:26 PM
item would rezone from SF4a to MH #atxcouncil #atxgov. dev rep says max of 855 sites. December 10, 2015 06:26 PM
.@jackcraver covered this issue for us here: https://t.co/dzLrnAb87P #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 06:28 PM
dev rep suggests that potential agreement here touches on every possible issue. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 06:32 PM
#atxcouncil into #citcom on 68. #atxgov December 10, 2015 06:34 PM
littlefieldmark "@MKanin I think they should have passed a vote to reconsider the preceding vote before “revoting”."
@littlefieldmark oh! Good point. Lemme check on that. December 10, 2015 06:36 PM
littlefieldmark "@MKanin I think they should have passed a vote to reconsider the preceding vote before “revoting”."
@littlefieldmark word is no vote to reconsider is necessary because original tally was invalid December 10, 2015 06:38 PM
Austin Interfaith reps note agreement, say its “unprecedented”; suggests that MH residents have few protections #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 06:43 PM
AI urge #atxcouncil to support zoning request change. this seems pretty set here. #atxgov December 10, 2015 06:44 PM
DanKeshet "These residents of manufactured home community super gushing about developer for giving them chance to own home. Feels genuine. #atxcouncil"
.@DanKeshet very good description of action here…#atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 06:45 PM
support for project continues, as speakers continue to praise approach and community post-agreement #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 06:55 PM
lizpagano "@MKanin DAMNIT"
@lizpagano i know December 10, 2015 06:56 PM

Thursday, December 10, 2015 7PM

many warm and fuzzies here as it appears solid agreement in place here. nice when it ends like this, of course. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 07:08 PM
.@donzimmermanatx notes lovefest, suggests #atxcouncil “consummate the deal” #atxgov #zimcity December 10, 2015 07:10 PM
.@dgarzaford2 moves approval on first reading. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 07:10 PM
.@dgarzaford2 into thank yous. applause for Jackie Goodman’s work at ZAP to get deal done. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 07:12 PM
.@gregoriocasar: never seen so much get done on one case for low-income folks so quickly as here. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 07:14 PM
applicants looking for 2nd and 3rd readings next week, some concern from staff on that pace. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 07:16 PM
still, it’ll be back next week. passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 10, 2015 07:16 PM
with that, #atxcouncil wraps for the evening. thanks for following along! #atxgov December 10, 2015 07:17 PM

Thursday, December 10, 2015 8PM

Item 44
ZoneforAustin "@MKanin @teddholladay what was the agenda item?"
@ZoneforAustin @teddholladay I believe it was item 44 December 10, 2015 08:49 PM
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