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Tick Tock: Austin City Council Meeting 5.7.2015

Monday, May 11, 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.

ITEMS

Tick Tock

Participants:

MKanin 378

KathTX 3

Grace_Heinrich 2

JennCurington 1

tinacannonTX 1

HGerbracht 1

cubbie9000 1

andreagrimes 1

chris78701 1

Thursday, May 07, 2015 9AM

checking in from #atxcouncil where things are supposed to get going shortly #atxgov May 07, 2015 09:57 AM
checking in from #atxcouncil where things are supposed to get going shortly #atxgov May 07, 2015 09:57 AM

Thursday, May 07, 2015 10AM

As CM Zim appointments continue, we could continue to see less than routine consent approval of commission appts. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:01 AM
reps from Texans for Accountable Government here to back Antonio Buehlers appointment to the Public Safety Commission #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:02 AM
RT @JennCurington: Sounds like some #ATXcouncil members are definitely thinking it’s going to be a long meeting today. Probably should have May 07, 2015 10:02 AM
JennCurington “Sounds like some #ATXcouncil members are definitely thinking it’s going to be a long meeting today. Probably should have grabbed a coffee…”
@JennCurington long day for this #atxcouncil? or long day? May 07, 2015 10:03 AM
looks like the Ace Salvage Yard discussion will happen at 3 or later #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:18 AM
…and the CAMPO resolution will happen at 4 or later #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:19 AM
…and the health outcomes working group discussion looks like itll be at 6:30 or later #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:20 AM
#atxcouncil is underway #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:21 AM
RT @cdcatx: #ATXCouncil may revise #Mueller Commission eligibility https://t.co/HOAPfmEIcz by @tylercwhitson via @austinmonitor May 07, 2015 10:21 AM
other pulled items include 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 28. 22 is the appointments item #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:25 AM
#atxcouncil into speakers on consent item. first up, Zilkers David King w concerns on Marine toilets item #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:27 AM
Carol Lee also up to speak about Marine Toilets item. worried about lack of apparent allowance for septic truck #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:28 AM
Lee also concered about repeal of rule that mandates onboard toilets for boats w 20 or more occupancy #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:29 AM
MPT @kathietovo calls up AWUs Darryl Slusher. Slusher: plan a midterm solution, w new ordinance on its way for vetting #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:30 AM
lurking in the background, i believe, is the lone star river boat contract. more on that here: http://t.co/vGaCEzvFUP #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:31 AM
MPT @kathietovo wonders why make change now w new ordinance on the way? #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:32 AM
MPT @kathietovo wonders why make change now w new ordinance on the way? #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:32 AM
MPT @kathietovo suggests that one operator would have to shutdown w current rules. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:33 AM
Slusher: current operators not polluting Lake, would have to comply w new ord when it comes forward (c. 6 months) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:34 AM
MPT @kathietovo circles back to: why make change now w ord coming. Slusher says process was collab w PARD #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:34 AM
MPT @kathietovo suggests that #atxcouncil could work compliance into any individual riverboat contract. #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:35 AM
MPT @kathietovo says she still has some concerns about toilet rules. still, it looks set to remain on consent. #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:35 AM
Item 24
#atxcouncil consent agenda headed for approval, w CM Zims adjustments (many abstentions, against item 24) #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:37 AM
#atxcouncil approves consent yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:38 AM
off the dais: 1 (Gallo) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:38 AM
Item 22
#atxcouncil moves along to commission appointments, item 22 #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:39 AM
20 folks signed up to speak on 22. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:39 AM
first up on Commissions appointments: Austin Police Association, who appear set to argue against Antonio Buehler on PSC #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:40 AM
APA aruges that Buehler lacks…civil discourse #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:41 AM
showing, presumably, Buehler video. officer accusing Buehler of harrasment. Buehler compares actions to Nazis #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:42 AM
more Buehler video coming. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:42 AM
HGerbracht “Whoa- watching @austintexasgov, did @MKanin shave??? #ANewWayForward”
@HGerbracht i did indeed! #KaninsRazor May 07, 2015 10:44 AM
RT @cubbie9000: Nearly every local journalist I follow is live-tweeting the #atxcouncil meeting right now. I blame @MKanin for starting thi May 07, 2015 10:44 AM
weird video here. apparently Buehler engaged in car chase? APA casts as irresponsible, arguing Buehler unfit to serve #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:46 AM
next video apparently shows Buehler calling #atxcouncil immoral. #atxgov APA calls on CM Zim to w.draw nomination May 07, 2015 10:47 AM
APA: surely Buehler hasnt been forthright w CM Zim #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:48 AM
APA: surely Buehler hasnt been forthright w CM Zim #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:48 AM
next speaker is Dawn Youngs. supports Buehler nom, despite fact that she disagrees w him on some issues #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:48 AM
Youngs calls for diversity of voices on public safety commission. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:49 AM
Youngs points to Buehler bias, embraces it. suggests that current commission has bias in the other direction #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:49 AM
RT @TerrenceHenry: Council mulls smaller homestead exemption – https://t.co/NxIZXgQzWs via @austinmonitor #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 10:50 AM
Youngs addressing idea that #atxcouncil should vote against Buehler simply because nom came from CM Zim, calls it fallacy #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:51 AM
Steven Donahue (sp?) up to support Buehler. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:52 AM
Alice Neil up. Also supports Buehler. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:53 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Steven Donahue: “full support” for Buehler; says WVincent “threatened” PSP members by saying “It’s not going t May 07, 2015 10:53 AM
TAG exec director up, supports Buehler. casts as part of new 10-1 process. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:55 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Justin Armand: (TAG ED); members involved in 10-1; create greater representation; “real people” on Council; Bu May 07, 2015 10:56 AM
Armand: people need to have a voice, casts against backdrop of bmore, calls voice a pressure release. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:57 AM
Buehler himself up now. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 10:58 AM

Thursday, May 07, 2015 11AM

Buehler suggests that some APA testimony lacks context, some is an outright lie #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:00 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: Some very interested police officers watching the proceedings. #atxcouncil http://t.co/QzJ81U84YO May 07, 2015 11:00 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: Buehler is up speaking. Says he doesn’t hate police. Wants accountability. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 11:00 AM
Buehler also casts 10-1 as a path to a path to broadder influence, hopes new #atxcouncil wouldnt be swayed by APA, dollars from APA #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:02 AM
Buehler: do you want people who arent going to question the Austin Police Department? #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:03 AM
Buehler argues that hed have to sway his colleagues on PSC, would use data. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:04 AM
Buehler reading names of APD officers he suggests have killed someone here in Austin, says hes never committed felony #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:06 AM
Buehler reading names of APD officers he suggests have killed someone here in Austin, says hes never committed felony #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:06 AM
.@mayorsteveadler says his vote will be about decorum, asks Buehler whether he posted APD addresses on internet. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:06 AM
Buehler: thats a lie. thats a half-truth #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:07 AM
Buehler suggests posting of officers home address was an accident, argued against going to home of officer. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:07 AM
CM Zim: Buehler can speak for folks who dont know how to stand up for themselves. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:09 AM
MPT @kathietovo asks why Buehler posted pool photo (w officer address), how he got info #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:11 AM
Buehler: someone got it to me, address was public information #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:12 AM
MPT @kathietovo asks Buehler why he didnt edit Facebook post when he saw address. answer: it was public info #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:12 AM
MPT @kathietovo asks Buehler if he is #atxgov resident. Buehler says he moved to ETJ because of APD threats. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 11:13 AM
CM @poolforaustin asks Buehler about his intentions w car chase video. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:14 AM
Buehler: driver cut him off three times. assumed he was undercover APD #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:14 AM
Buehler: we were trying to expose undercover APD #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:15 AM
Buehler pivots to issues w bullying APD, complacent PSC #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:15 AM
John Rowland, head of Constitution Society. supports Buehler. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:16 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: Another supporter of Antonio Buehler is up. Thad Crouch, lives in District Five. He’s on crutches, says he took a bus he May 07, 2015 11:20 AM
former APD officer Jermaine Hopkins up supporting Buehler. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:23 AM
more on Hopkins, courtesy of @AustinChronicle, here: http://t.co/aj1myt9bS6 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:24 AM
Isla Waters up. another Buehler supporter. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:26 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: Hopkins: Simple things like open records requests are being tampered with, concealed. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 11:26 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Jermaine Hopkins: former ofcr.; lack of accountability of APD brass; climate w/ APD; “very objective”; agitate May 07, 2015 11:26 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Jermaine Hopkins: former ofcr.; lack of accountability of APD brass; climate w/ APD; “very objective”; agitate May 07, 2015 11:26 AM
theme in pro-Buehler testimony: while i dont support language and name calling, i understand his anger #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:28 AM
next speaker criticizes lack of teeth in Police Monitor officer. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:31 AM
Adam Reposa (he of the Whites Only stickers) up. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:35 AM
Reposa supports Buehler. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:36 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: Adam Reposa: Reminds them Buehler is only one vote out of 11. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 11:37 AM
Reposa: yr decision isnt going to make some kind of huge radical change #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:38 AM
public comment on appointments ends w Reposa. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:38 AM
votes coming. @MayorSteveAdler will take Buehler nom first. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:38 AM
first up is a vote on waiver for residency requirement for Buehler. #atxcouncil #atxgov seconded by @GregorioCasar May 07, 2015 11:39 AM
.@gregoriocasar interested in discussion about Buehler request, okay w waiver #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:40 AM
CM Zim says Buehler residence is in ETJ, but in area surrounded by #atxgov #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 11:40 AM
CM Zim: it seems to me, hes in the city geographically #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:41 AM
.@mayorsteveadler says residency is larger issue than Buehler. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:41 AM
.@mayorsteveadler: in 10-1 its important to give deference to reps nominating. #atxcouncil #atxgov #feelslikeabutiscoming May 07, 2015 11:42 AM
.@mayorsteveadler also highlights appropriateness of #atxcouncil approval of noms. #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:43 AM
.@mayorsteveadler: Buehler is an important voice in this community but ? is whether hed be an appropriate commissioner #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:43 AM
seems @AdlerForAustin will vote against Buehler nom. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:44 AM
.@mayorsteveadler puts Buehler in grouping of other controversial CM Zim noms. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:45 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil @MayorSteveAdler discusses waivers; need deference to D nominees; slowly coming round to objections on Buehler May 07, 2015 11:45 AM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil @MayorSteveAdler discusses waivers; need deference to D nominees; slowly coming round to objections on Buehler May 07, 2015 11:45 AM
.@mayorsteveadler doesnt appear to believe that Buehler nom gets over the bar for a residency waiver. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:46 AM
.@gregoriocasar supports waiver, comments on appointment will come later. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:47 AM
waiver grant fails. yeas: 3 (Casar, Zim, Troxclair) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:48 AM
yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:48 AM
abstains: 2 (CM Pool, Tovo) #atxcouncil #Atxgov May 07, 2015 11:48 AM
Buehler will not get the PSC nom #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:49 AM
#atxcouncil moves along to another commission waiver, but the main show is over. #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:49 AM
#atxcouncil continues w individual discussions on waivers. #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:54 AM
Aleta Banks residency waiver passes yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:56 AM
abstains: 2 (CMs Houston, Renteria) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:56 AM
off the dais: 1 (Gallo) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:56 AM
#atxcouncil moves along to actually appoint commissioners. #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:56 AM
.@oraatx1 into civility w.r.t. noms. wants to set tone for commissioners. #atxcouncil #atxgov suggests another nominee uses racist lang May 07, 2015 11:58 AM
.@d3forpio echoes @oraatx1 concerns, notes specific disrespect to our president #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 11:59 AM

Thursday, May 07, 2015 12PM

.@D3forPio will vote against Jaime Mendoza. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:00 PM
.@d3forpio will also vote against Mackenzie Kelly #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:01 PM
note: CM Zim called Jaime Mendoza, Jamie. Mendoza told Zim lets not be racist #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:01 PM
.@mayorsteveadler calls for motion to hold off on Kelly, Mendoza noms for further vetting. gets it #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:02 PM
Medoza up to address concerns about racism. calls post in question was intended as humor. clearly agitated #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:04 PM
Medoza up to address concerns about racism. calls post in question was intended as humor. clearly agitated #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:04 PM
Mackenzie Kelly up now. nominated by CM Zim for Commission for Women. claims no idea about concerns #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:06 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil Mendoza: raised on border; Hispanic; called racist/bigot; says Chronicle “did the same thing”; asks if litmus May 07, 2015 12:07 PM
CM Zim wonders if #atxcouncil is applying same standards 2 all. seems ready 4 lots & lots of googling 2 dig up stuff on other noms. #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:08 PM
on CM Zim statement: seems ready to challenge anyone with a questionable facebook post #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:09 PM
.@ellenforaustin calls it a slippery slope; doesnt know if everyones commenting history should included in vetting #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:10 PM
CM @GregorioCasar looks to Forrest nom. suggests there a line. will join @DGarzaforD2 in abstaining on all CM Zim noms #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:12 PM
.@gregoriocasar casts as a bad allocation of effort to have to vet CM Zim noms, will instead abstain. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:14 PM
MPT @kathietovo asks Kelly to address her take on Gamergate. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:14 PM
Kelly brings up WaPo piece, repeats i believe in ethics in journalism phrase. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:15 PM
Kelly also underscores that she doesnt believe in harrasment #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:15 PM
.@dgarzaford2 underscores that she will continue to abstain on D6 noms, notes questionable judgement from CM Zim #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:17 PM
Mendoza tries to interrupt @dgarzaford2 comments. shot down. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:18 PM
RT @PointAustin: #atxcouncil @DGarzaforD2 says don’t need blanket policy for all CM’s; will abstain on DG @DonZimmermanATX reviews Forest a May 07, 2015 12:18 PM
.@poolforaustin: words matter will abstain on Mendoza appointment #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:19 PM
.@d3forpio will also abstain on Mendoza, as will @oraatx1 thats five, at least #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:20 PM
vote is still to hold off on Mendoza and Kelly. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:20 PM
CM Zim moving to approve all other nominees, excluding Mendoza and Kelly #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:21 PM
CM Zim move to approve all other noms passes. yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:21 PM
off the dais: 1 (Gallo) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:22 PM
off the dais: 1 (Gallo) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:22 PM
.@gregoriocasar & @DGarzaforD2 abstain on all other CM Zim noms. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:22 PM
#atxcouncil returns to the question of Mendoza and Kelly. #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:23 PM
vote coming on Kelly. @oraatx1 moves to approve. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:23 PM
Kelly yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:23 PM
abstains: 2 @GregorioCasar @dgarzaford2 #atxcouncil #atxgov Kelly is in May 07, 2015 12:24 PM
CM Zim moves approval of Mendoza nom; Troxclair seconds. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:24 PM
CM Troxclair asks Mendoza to address whether he could behave civily. Mendoza: some of my best friends are liberals #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:25 PM
RT @mattlargey: Remember when Boards and Commissions appointments were the LEAST exciting part of an #atxcouncil meeting? May 07, 2015 12:26 PM
CM Zim: some of the people ive nominated are passionate, compares to himself. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:26 PM
.@mayorsteveadler moves to ppd Mendoza nom. CM Zim seconds. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:27 PM
.@mayorsteveadler motion to ppd mendoza fails yeas: 1 (Adler) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:29 PM
Mendoza nom fails yeas: 2 (CM Zim CM Troxclair) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:29 PM
abstains: 4 nays: 4 off the dais: 1 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:30 PM
Item 40
#atxcouncil moves along to #CitCom. were headed for lunch. but first will ppd item 40 (red bluff hotel issue) #atxgov May 07, 2015 12:31 PM
To be clear@Aloha_Analytics, @SheriGalloD10 has been off the dais all morning May 07, 2015 12:56 PM

Thursday, May 07, 2015 2PM

Checking back in w #atxcouncil, who appear to have continued thru @austinmonitor lunch #atxgov #howdarethey! May 07, 2015 02:08 PM
Item 28
#atxcouncil is now on item 28 #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:09 PM
28 is a fee waiver for Cristo Rey event. Pulled for speakers #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:10 PM
First speaker is Gus Pena. Supports fee waivers. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:11 PM
First speaker is Gus Pena. Supports fee waivers. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:11 PM
.@PoolforAustin asks to have her name added to list of sponsors on fee waivers, as does @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:13 PM
28 passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:13 PM
Item 33
#atxcouncil moves along to item 33. #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:14 PM
33 is from mobility committee. $1m bike/pedestrian bridge across Barton Creek, creates new MoPac lanes (thru restripe) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:16 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 noted unanimous support in committee for bridge #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:17 PM
Dollars are for change order, may not cost as much as $1m #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:17 PM
CM Zim notes he tried to shrink cost from $1m to $500k in committee. “I lost” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:18 PM
33 passes. Yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:19 PM
Item 23
#atxcouncil moves along to item 23 #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:19 PM
23 is the item that would restrict membership in mueller advisory commission to local NHs. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:20 PM
More on 23 here: http://t.co/OfTnag0wLO #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:21 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes fresh amendment from @MayorSteveAdler, wants to be sure Mueller rep is ok w it. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:22 PM
Amendment would allow business owners, other possible non-residents on committee. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:22 PM
Mueller rep differentiating businesses from residents. Says residents should have priority. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:23 PM
Renters would be included on list of possible Mueller commish members #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:24 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler pressing a bit on notion of including businesses on Mueller Commish. Compares to NH contact teams. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:25 PM
Mueller rep notes that Mueller residents have to carry out Mueller plan. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:25 PM
.@oraatx1 worries that @MayorSteveAdler amendment could be used to block other, more local residents. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:26 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler argues that NHsalso have businesses that deserve input. Again compares to NH contact teams. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:27 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler argues that NHsalso have businesses that deserve input. Again compares to NH contact teams. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:27 PM
KathTX “@MKanin what was final tally? 8 yea 2 abstain 1 off dais?”
@KathTX I believe so, yes May 07, 2015 02:27 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler notes considerable #atxgov interest in Mueller. Concerned business exclusion could be precedent #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:28 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler takes a minute to underscore notion that he wouldn’t endorse only residents on NH contact teams. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:31 PM
James Nortey up no. Supports original residential restrictions, does not support @MayorSteveAdler’s amendment. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:32 PM
Nortey: contact team membership is unlimited. Mueller board is only 11. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:32 PM
RT @cdcatx: .@MKanin @MayorSteveAdler Ordinance section containing NPCT business inclusion starts at bottom of pg 3. http://t.co/q6G0Jt5K62 May 07, 2015 02:33 PM
Nortey also suggests that business community could use other routes to address their concerns. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:34 PM
MPT @kathietovo moves approval of changes to Mueller board. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:35 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler moves for approval of his amendment. @EllenforAustin is the second. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:36 PM
MPT @kathietovo cites Nortey remarks, not ready to accept @MayorSteveAdler amendment. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:37 PM
.@EllenforAustin notes business owners are “very invested” in community. Argues that they would offer contributions #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:39 PM
.@EllenforAustin also points out that businesses are invested in community. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:39 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 supports @MayorSteveAdler amendment. Suggests folks outside of immediate area are invested in Mueller #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:41 PM
KathTX “@andreagrimes Kelly ran in D6, did not make runoff, supports GG dudes, says harassment is not real https://t.co/9DoWQwlyeV
@KathTX @andreagrimes I think she was trying to refute the notion that she supports the harassment. I could be wrong. May 07, 2015 02:44 PM
KathTX “@andreagrimes Kelly ran in D6, did not make runoff, supports GG dudes, says harassment is not real https://t.co/9DoWQwlyeV
@KathTX @andreagrimes to be clear on that quote, I’m not sure she was directly referring to GG there. May 07, 2015 02:44 PM
Grace_Heinrich “.@MKanin Wait, Im sorry Kely doesnt believe what? There were events canceled because of bomb and death threats… #atxcouncil”
@Grace_Heinrich just trying to clarify what she said to #atxcouncil. May 07, 2015 02:44 PM
RT @andreagrimes: A lady who ran for ATX council on a pro-Gamer Gate platform (yep: http://t.co/afZDuZG6c5) has now been appointed to ATX May 07, 2015 02:45 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler amendment fails yeas: 5 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:46 PM
Nays: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:47 PM
Nays: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:47 PM
Mueller commish changes pass, w.out @MayorSteveAdler amendment. Yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:47 PM
Nays: 3 (@MayorSteveAdler, @EllenforAustin, and @SheriGalloD10) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:48 PM
Grace_Heinrich “@MKanin Sure. Im just torn between amusement and incredulity with her statement”
@Grace_Heinrich word May 07, 2015 02:48 PM
#atxcouncil in recess until at least 3pm #atxgov May 07, 2015 02:49 PM

Thursday, May 07, 2015 3PM

Item 11
#atxcouncil is back from recess. Will take up item 11 and item 34. #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:23 PM
11 & 34 are for the Ace Salvage Yard. Would remove yard from banks of Bull Creek. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:24 PM
andreagrimes “@DanKeshet @KathTX @MKanin is Z the same guy who appointed the racist to the other commish?”
@andreagrimes @DanKeshet @KathTX more on all that here: http://t.co/gDipjtvYJN May 07, 2015 03:26 PM
#atxgov staff going over potential terms of Ace Salvage deal. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 03:28 PM
Ace’s owner would maintain some of his business. Glass, not auto salvage #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:29 PM
.@austinmonitor latest on Ace Salvage Yard is here: http://t.co/Fu00uTbsEs #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:31 PM
Ace owner up to make case. Says he “always wanted to close” salvage yard. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:35 PM
Ace owner: a land donation from him would help complete trail (part of salvage yard agreement). #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:36 PM
Owner argues that #atxgov, tax payer pay nothing. Offers “ironclad control” over property. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 03:36 PM
In return, on deal, ace owner would swap dev rights. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:37 PM
Ace owner pivots to address neighborhood unspecified concerns. Trots out “it’s the NIMBY thing” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:40 PM
Ace owner would turn property into storage facility. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:40 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 leads off w questions. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:42 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 says Ace owner was there before rest of NH. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:43 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 wants to clarify what new Ace site plan allows. Calls up #atxgov staff. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 03:46 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 wants to clarify what new Ace site plan allows. Calls up #atxgov staff. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 03:46 PM
#atxgov staff: site plan includes 3 story kennel and another storage facility. New deal would shrink buildings. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:47 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 asks about previous, similar case that ended in law suit. #atxcouncilatxgpv May 07, 2015 03:48 PM
.@PoolforAustin wonders how tall 3 story building would be. #atxgov staff: 12 feet not uncommon #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 03:49 PM
MPT @kathietovo clarifying her concerns (raised by @SheriGalloD10) over transferable Dev. #atxcouncil #atxgov #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 03:51 PM
MPT @kathietovo trying to be sure that future owners shouldn’t be able to come back and seek more $$ for exchange. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:53 PM
#atxgov legal careful to underscore that #atxcouncil is not exchanging any kind of dev rights in quid pro quo fashion. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:54 PM
MPT @kathietovo set to support Ace Salvage deal, but wants it on 1st reading only. Wants time to look closer at deal. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 03:56 PM
MPT @kathietovo into flood plain allowances that might come w Ace deal. ?s about how it would work w credit trade. #atxcouncil @atxgov May 07, 2015 03:59 PM

Thursday, May 07, 2015 4PM

MPT @kathietovo also wants to think on extension of site plan from 3 to 10 yrs. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:00 PM
#atxgov staff says, Ace owner confirms, that kennel would be entirely indoors. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 04:05 PM
MPT @kathietovo also expresses concern over possibility of kennel on site (so close, she argues, to Bull Creek). #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:05 PM
Owner willing to “negotiate away” kennel if it’s a sticking point. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:05 PM
Owner, however, also leans back toward “property rights I have” for development. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:06 PM
Owner argues kennel is opportunity to keep salvage employees at work, suggests that he couldn’t do something high tech. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:07 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 angling for NH input, also moving to bring Ace back next week. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:10 PM
CM Zim moves to approve on 1st reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:12 PM
11 passes. Yeas: 10 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:13 PM
Off the dais: 1 (@DGarzaforD2) #atxcouncil #atxgov will be back next week May 07, 2015 04:14 PM
Item 26
#atxcouncil moves along to item 26. This is the CAMPO thing. #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:14 PM
Item 26
#atxcouncil moves along to item 26. This is the CAMPO thing. #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:14 PM
Lots of folks signed up to speak on this one. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:14 PM
More from @austinmonitor on this one here: http://t.co/MKIwIA1sZ4 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:16 PM
Speakers on 11 up before #atxcouncil discussion #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:17 PM
First speaker, bill Oakey casts as affordability issue. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:18 PM
.@AustinChamber head Mike Rollins up. “This economy functions off roadways.” projects like “MoPac” should move forward. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:19 PM
MPT @kathietovo says there are revisions to resolution based on concerns at work session. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:20 PM
.@EllenforAustin prompts Rollins to talk about traffic. Rollins obliges. Failure to address issue will impact economy #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:22 PM
.@Tterkel up. Hopes MPT @kathietovo amends “mindful” of Env features. Calling on @atxcouncil to move away from Env-vs-growth rut. #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:24 PM
.@Tterkel wants “all considerations” on table. Again calls for #atxcouncil to move away from “acrimonious” Env-v-Growth split. #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:26 PM
Zilker’s David King up. Calling for full studies of all options. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:26 PM
King: other cities removing double decker lanes on waterfront. #atxgov would go in wrong direction w MoPac. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 04:28 PM
@RECA_Austin’s Ward Tisdale up. Brought slides! #atxcouncil #atxgov leads w rapid #atxgov growtg May 07, 2015 04:30 PM
Second Tisdale point is that building hasn’t kept up w growth. Third that #atxgov is least dense major metro in state #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 04:31 PM
Proposed MPT @kathietovo resolution changes #atxcouncil #atxgov http://t.co/Yt7LkP2qA0 May 07, 2015 04:32 PM
Tisdale suggests that w lack of transit options, MoPac improvement relieves some pressure. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:33 PM
Mike Collins up now. Favors MoPac expansion, says it’s “past time” for project. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:34 PM
Collins also notes ability of mass transit to use MoPac lanes. Says project is about future of #atxgov #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 04:35 PM
Next speaker worries MoPac improvements adds to air, water pollution. Also suggests more lanes don’t solve congestion. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:38 PM
Pam Baggett from Shady Hollow up. Longtime SH45 supporter. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:39 PM
Pam Baggett from Shady Hollow up. Longtime SH45 supporter. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:39 PM
Bagget objects to language that she says labels 3 projects as 1, sets us #atxgov suit on SH45. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 04:41 PM
Onion Creek HoA/former D5 #atxcouncil candidate Mike Rodriguez up. supports MoPac expansion. Against MPT @kathietovo res #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:47 PM
CM Kitchen argues that study is ongoing, that MPT @kathietovo doesn’t delay study. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:48 PM
Attn: @AKMcGlinchy https://t.co/Ane75VgWge May 07, 2015 04:49 PM
Sinclair Black up. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:52 PM
Black: agrees w “most speakers” says traffic neg impact, another lane won’t solve problem. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:54 PM
Black: question should be about “level of service for people, not cars” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:55 PM
Lela Levinson up. Supports MPT @kathietovo resolution. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:56 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler takes a minute to ppd items about e riverside, red bluff hotel, ADUs #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 04:59 PM

Thursday, May 07, 2015 5PM

.@GregorioCasar looking for a timeline on ADUs. Sounds like it could be back (best case) on 6.18. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:01 PM
HOWEVER. @GregorioCasar also says he’d bring ADUs to his committee on 6.15, if no PC ruling #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:02 PM
Dean Rindy up. Calls on #atxcouncil to approve MPT @kathietovo res. “if we wanted density, we’d all move to Calcutta” #atxgov #hmmm May 07, 2015 05:03 PM
Testy moment here #atxcouncil when CM Zim asks Rindy about gridlock, tries to interrupt and himself gets interrupted by Roy Waley. #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:08 PM
Prompted by @SheriGalloD10, Rindy suggests #atxgov pursue nodes. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 05:09 PM
Again prompted by @SheriGalloD10, Rindy offers SH130 as an alternate for MoPac. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:10 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 continues to push, wonders how he would add capacity. Rindy settles on “I’m not a traffic planner” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:11 PM
.@EllenforAustin takes a minute 2 note that #atxgov won’t be builder of MoPac. Notes that CAMPO has ultimate discretion. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:16 PM
#travco comm @VoteforBrigid up before #atxcouncil. Starts w that she doesn’t want to revisit Env-dev battle #atxcounc #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:18 PM
.@VoteforBrigid urges #atxcouncil to not “rush it” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:19 PM
.@VoteforBrigid urges #atxcouncil to not “rush it” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:19 PM
.@VoteforBrigid says she’s still waiting on a “good answer” for doubling MoPac lanes. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:20 PM
.@VoteforBrigid argues there is not a “good prospect” for exam of single lane MoPac south w endorsement of four lanes #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:21 PM
.@VoteforBrigid says “these 4 lanes will it provide congestion relief” for majority of daytime users #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:22 PM
.@VoteforBrigid refutes @EllenforAustin on cost. Says CTRMA reps have said peak costs could be $12. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:24 PM
.@VoteforBrigid brings up SH45. Says TxDot rep said they didn’t look at all roads in assessment. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:25 PM
.@VoteforBrigid into close. Brings letter in opposition to MoPac expansion from Lucy Baines Johnson. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:26 PM
.@PoolforAustin brings back Sinclair Black to answer @SheriGalloD10 question about where road should go #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:28 PM
Black arguing for more mass transit, not roads. “Infrastructure is adequate” also managed lanes for transit, I believe. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:30 PM
.@EllenforAustin still looking for where re: new road. Black says “there is not going to be another highway built” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:31 PM
Black cites lack of TxDot $$, available right of way. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:31 PM
.@EllenforAustin arguing against 5:30 break. Wants to finish item. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:33 PM
.@MayorSteveAdler says “no decision” wi accommodate everyone. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:33 PM
Looks like #atxcouncil wi vote on whether to break #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:34 PM
And they do: #atxcouncil votes to break yeas: 10 nays: 1 (@EllenforAustin) #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:34 PM
#atxcouncil in recess until 6:45. #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:35 PM
Seems like it could be a late one… #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:35 PM
clarification here on potential toll $$, courtesy @EllenforAustin. We’re talking avg $s. One side says $4, another $12. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:39 PM
RT @TerrenceHenry: More Lanes Are Coming to Austin’s Highways, But They Won’t Be Free http://t.co/YpxEkDkDv5 via @KUT May 07, 2015 05:40 PM
RT @chris78701: @MKanin @VoteforBrigid @EllenforAustin they should say it depends. to function properly there would be no upper limit #econ May 07, 2015 05:54 PM
RT @chris78701: @MKanin @VoteforBrigid @EllenforAustin they should say it depends. to function properly there would be no upper limit #econ May 07, 2015 05:54 PM
chris78701 “@MKanin @VoteforBrigid @EllenforAustin they should say it depends. to function properly there would be no upper limit #economics”
.@chris78701 @VoteforBrigid @EllenforAustin and I believe that they have said just that…#atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 05:55 PM
RT @TerrenceHenry: @MKanin @chris78701 Right — there is no upper limit set. Depends on congestion/demand/algorithms, want to be able to ad May 07, 2015 05:57 PM

Thursday, May 07, 2015 6PM

#atxcouncil still on procs. #atxgov May 07, 2015 06:31 PM
#atxcouncil trickling back in. should be going here again soon. #atxgov May 07, 2015 06:48 PM

Thursday, May 07, 2015 7PM

#atxcouncil returns. #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:00 PM
Item 46
#atxcouncil will take up a brief ppd of item 46 to next week. #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:02 PM
Item 26
also looks like #atxcouncil will try and quickly take care of item 26 #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:03 PM
Item 27
oops item 27 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:03 PM
27 is the working group on disparate health outcomes #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:04 PM
speakers describe item as an equity tool. wide support in gallery, seems likely to carry wide support on dais. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:06 PM
CM Zim I cant figure out what this is about, so I have to abstain #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:11 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Here’s a link to the item they are about to vote on: http://t.co/LpiqglPnGZ #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 07:11 PM
27 passes yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:11 PM
abstains: 1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:12 PM
Item 26
…and #atxcouncil returns to item 26, the CAMPO item. #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:12 PM
next speaker brings with her a petition w 200+ signatures in support of SH45 and MoPac capacity. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:13 PM
Item 26
RT @TerrenceHenry: Back to Item 26 (S MoPac toll lanes) at #atxcouncil. Here’s the revised resolution under consideration: http://t.co/u1VU May 07, 2015 07:14 PM
David Butts up. arguing against MoPac expansion, presumably for MPT @kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:18 PM
Butts: w.out mass transit, CAMPO is basically spitting into the ocean #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:18 PM
Butts: w.out mass transit, CAMPO is basically spitting into the ocean #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:18 PM
Butts argues that the MoPac expansion targets an iconic part of #atxgov #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 07:19 PM
Bobby Levinsky, up on behalf of SOS. argues that MPT @kathietovo res is just time for study. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:21 PM
Levitsky now listing many names on letter of support for MPT @kathietovo res. again, calling for study of impact. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:22 PM
.@poolforaustin underscoring notion that MPT @kathietovo res is not necessarily calling for vote against MoPac expansion #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:24 PM
Bill Bunch w SOS up now. interesting to note: Trey Salinas donated time to Bunch. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:25 PM
Bunch calls for no build options. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:28 PM
Bunch also calls for demand reduction, cut backs on driving. those cost a fraction of (these)…projects #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:30 PM
Bunch: we need transit for our city #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:31 PM
Bunch casts traffic issue as one of more folks moving to more far-flung places. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:33 PM
Bunch: most of you campaigned…against (SH)45, definition of 45 as part of loop #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:35 PM
Roy Waley is next. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:37 PM
next speaker looking for more road construction in southwest #atxgov. suggests that MPT @kathietovo is divisive. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 07:44 PM
speaker endorses as yet not unveiled @MayorSteveAdler amendment 2 @kathietovo res he says leaves all options on table #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:46 PM
next speaker, Audrey Cravada, also w SoS #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:47 PM
11 more speakers on 26. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:49 PM
RT @tinacannonTX: @MKanin http://t.co/nDGcXX100D May 07, 2015 07:50 PM
tinacannonTX “@MKanin http://t.co/nDGcXX100D
.@tinacannonTX thanks!! May 07, 2015 07:50 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Rick Perkins, Southwest Austin resident is up now. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 07:57 PM
Perkins calls on #atxcouncil to look past…if we dont build it, they wont come #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:59 PM
Perkins calls on #atxcouncil to look past…if we dont build it, they wont come #atxgov May 07, 2015 07:59 PM

Thursday, May 07, 2015 8PM

.@ellenforaustin prompts Perkins to talk about managed lane use, what impact that might have on traffic #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:00 PM
Roger Baker up. leads w @MayorSteveAdler quote from state of the city speach: we cant pave our way out of congestion #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:01 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Ken Rigsby (think that is his name?), Austin resident, up next. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 08:04 PM
Rigsby opposed. weve studied things to death, we need to do something and help the people of southwest Austin #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:05 PM
Michael Whellan up. repping St. Davids #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:05 PM
St. Davids appears to back MoPac via argument that its employees need to get to work. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:06 PM
Whellan: The cycle is not broken with more studies #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:06 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Whellan: Transportation is a big part of the housing affordability equation. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 08:06 PM
Phillip Russell up. pulls out Mexico City comparison. argues for dedicated bus lanes. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:09 PM
Brian Rodgers up. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:10 PM
Rodgers arguing against notion of arteries. suggests that as they empty onto surface roads, they cause congestion #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:12 PM
CM Zim: maybe thats the answer, lets have gridlock everywhere and move on to the next item on the agenda #atxcouncil #atxgov #kidding? May 07, 2015 08:14 PM
public speakers conclude on MPT @kathietovo res #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:15 PM
.@poolforaustin has @paulsaldana letter. says earlier AISD board pres letter doesnt accurately reflect saldana op #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:18 PM
.@paulsaldana appears not very in favor of MoPac expansion, from the position of a rep of AISD #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:19 PM
dueling letters here…CM Zim has one from WilCo Commish Cynthia Long. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:22 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @MKanin @paulsaldana Nor of the Pressler extension 🙁 May 07, 2015 08:22 PM
.@poolforaustin moves approval of MPT @kathietovo res #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:23 PM
.@poolforaustin: res doesnt take MoPac off table, adds study #atxcouncil #atxgov we want to more closely define the size of the expansion May 07, 2015 08:24 PM
.@poolforaustin: res doesnt take MoPac off table, adds study #atxcouncil #atxgov we want to more closely define the size of the expansion May 07, 2015 08:24 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: .@PoolforAustin moves to approve Tovo resolution with her recent additions, which you can find here: http://t.co/oSj0bdB May 07, 2015 08:25 PM
.@poolforaustin with another reminder: vote on this at CAMPO is coming on Monday. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:25 PM
.@ellenforaustin calls up CTRMA reps to talk about impact of new language #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:26 PM
.@ellenforaustin: what impact would 4 lane limit have if approved by CAMPO #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:28 PM
CTRMA rep: 2 lane option first laid out in Nov of 2013. says, nothing new #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:29 PM
CTRMA: starting w 2 lanes each way more likely to pass muster w FHA #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:29 PM
.@ellenforaustin tees one up for CTRMA. asks why #atxgov is in traffic position it currently is. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 08:34 PM
CTRMA: congestion on arterials = transit is in same congestion as other vehicles, no value to ride mass transit #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:34 PM
cubbie9000 “Wait, *this* guy’s responsible for CapMetro?”
….easy @cubbie9000. take a breath….ommmmmmmmmmmm May 07, 2015 08:35 PM
CTRMA: one lane is more expensive for the individual driver than two #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:37 PM
.@ellenforaustin sums CTRMA position: tolls will be lower with 2 lanes versus 1. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:38 PM
CTRMA: were building this for the traffic that is already there #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:38 PM
.@ellenforaustin steps into SH45, asks if it is a separate project. CTRMA says yup. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:39 PM
.@mayorsteveadler: notes importance of voices opposing MoPac project. cant believe project could move ahead w.out study #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:40 PM
.@mayorsteveadler says he told CTRMA six weeks ago that #atxgov wanted to look at more options. #atxcouncil May 07, 2015 08:40 PM
.@mayorsteveadler says CTRMA, CAMPO agreed to take six months to look at options. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:41 PM
.@mayorsteveadler: #atxgov residents want #atxcouncil to see plans, study the options. May 07, 2015 08:42 PM
.@mayorsteveadler cuing up his amendment #atxcouncil #atxgov May 07, 2015 08:43 PM
yikes folks, believe it or not, i have a meeting at 9pm (it may involve a cocktail, but it is indeed a meeting) gotta run. apologies!! May 07, 2015 08:43 PM
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