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TickTock: Austin City Council 12.1.2016

Monday, December 5, 2016 by Michael Kanin
ITEMS

TickTock for Friday, December 2, 2016

Participants:

MKanin 70

eraycollins 1

Thursday, December 01, 2016 10AM

oh hey! I’m here at #atxcouncil and it’s under way! #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:07 AM
the library thing (here for deetz: https://t.co/bit2pHR8Wi) is ppd to Dec 8 #atxgov #atxcouncil December 01, 2016 10:09 AM
dang. this thing could go quick #atxcouncil #atxgov #nojinx December 01, 2016 10:10 AM
eraycollins "Are you live-tweeting #atxcouncil today, @mkanin, or have you given it up for good?"
@eraycollins back today! December 01, 2016 10:11 AM
pulled: 17, 18, 19, 20, 24 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:11 AM
CMs Troxclair and Zimmerman off the dais at the start here. CM Renteria in Mexico w Mayor Adler #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:12 AM
added to pulled here by @LesliePoolATX is 25 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:14 AM
CM Zimmerman has joined us #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:14 AM
23 too #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:15 AM
RT @PhilJankowski: 20 is approval of Brian Manley as interim chief of @Austin_Police https://t.co/yiFMiMBGkq December 01, 2016 10:15 AM
that is, 23 and 25 have been added to pulled items list #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:16 AM
also, 10, 12, 36 have been ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:17 AM
Item 24
#atxcouncil now discussing ppd for item 24. 24 is the austin symphony’s lease on symphony square. will be ppd until january 26 #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:19 AM
consent has passed, ps, #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:19 AM
#atxcouncil moves along to 41, 42, and 43 #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:19 AM
Item 41
item 41 is annexation of Wild Horse. passes yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:20 AM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil December 01, 2016 10:20 AM
cx on the wildhorse annex. that was 7 yeas #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:21 AM
42 and 43 are indeed postponed #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:22 AM
Item 19
#atxcouncil moves along to item 19. this is a settlement over a series of damage claims in Aigner et al v CoA +$6m in damages #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:23 AM
RT @ndhapple: And since we’re short three, a reminder that any fewer than 6 yeas will fail. https://t.co/lX7V1gzmIM December 01, 2016 10:23 AM
19 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:24 AM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:25 AM
ah. 19 settled damages associated with the Steiner Ranch fires #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:25 AM
Item 17
#atxcouncil moves along to item 17. 17 changes a typo in vending machine permit fees pulled by @Oraatx1 #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:26 AM
@Oraatx1 seems concerned about impact on churches #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:27 AM
BRB #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:27 AM
#atxcouncil now talking ppd of 42 and 43, would move to Dec 8 #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:30 AM
Item 23
sorry friends. just back. council tackling item 23. 23 is row vacation for an alley south of West 5th #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:52 AM
that passes, yeas: 8 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:52 AM
Item 20
#atxcouncil moves along to item 20. 20 affirms Brian Manley as interim APD chief #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:53 AM
@GregCasar pulled item. calls this “important vote we get to cast” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:54 AM
@GregCasar set to ask questions to get Manley on record #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:54 AM
@GregCasar to Manley: what is yr vision for addressing areas of higher violent crime in #atxgov #atxcouncil December 01, 2016 10:55 AM
Manley: # will continue practice of “intelligence led policing,” focus on areas of greatest need #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:56 AM
Manley cites success of Restore Rundberg. all notes a spike in some violent crimes, will continue to monitor #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:57 AM
@GregCasar will you collaborate w this #atxcouncil on new significant policy changes #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:58 AM
Manley: yes, adds, that will not change #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:58 AM
@GregCasar to Manley: you committed to preventing crime through local law enforcement, not via fed immigration policy? #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:59 AM

Thursday, December 01, 2016 11AM

with that, @DonZimmermanATX chimes in w point of order. he wonders if it’s fair to ask employee to “follow federal law” #atxcouncil #ATxgov December 01, 2016 11:00 AM
@kathietovo: i didn’t understand that to be a question about federal law. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:00 AM
and thus, the debate over law enforcement and undocumented folks #atxcouncil #atxgov #itsabouthowyousayit December 01, 2016 11:01 AM
Manley, for the record, says he does intend to follow the law #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:02 AM
Manley affirmation passes. Yeas: 8 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:09 AM
with that, Manley officially becomes APD interim police chief #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:09 AM
Item 18
with that, #atxcouncil moves to item 18. 18 is changes to personnel policies. more on impetus for all this here: https://t.co/VLamcr3ucs December 01, 2016 11:13 AM
still, some concern from AFSCME here. more on that here: https://t.co/zleLbKK6GL #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:14 AM
however, seems there is new consensus here. AFSCME now on board #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:15 AM
that consensus, however, is not printed on paper for #atxcouncil members. that should come shortly. may face a quick recess here? #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:17 AM
nope! @LesliePoolATX to the rescue with some kudos for staff #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:17 AM
staff now walking through broad changes here #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:19 AM
@GregCasar notes even w adjust here to answer off-duty concerns, #atxgov holds emplyes accountble for off-duty sexual harassment #atxcouncil December 01, 2016 11:26 AM
staff also notes that all of this brings #atxgov into compliance w EEOC #atxcouncil December 01, 2016 11:28 AM
@DonZimmermanATX ends remarks here with quote from proverbs. says wise folks ignore stuff #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:35 AM
@D5Kitchen takes a minute to refute idea that there is anything subjective to language definitions here #atxcouncil #Atxgov December 01, 2016 11:37 AM
MPT @kathietovo relinquishes chair to move approval. she does #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:39 AM
18 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:40 AM
@DonZimmermanATX: what happens w “false allegations?” staff notes if done maliciously, that in itself is a violation #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:40 AM
Zimmerman is the nay #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:40 AM
Item 37
@D5Kitchen now wants to revote on item 37 and postpone #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:40 AM
37 is a set of changes to the Env Commission. @D5Kitchen has some language concerns, would ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:41 AM
so. motion to reconsider 37. @DonZimmermanATX seconds. #atxcouncil #ATxgov December 01, 2016 11:41 AM
reconsideration passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #Atxgov December 01, 2016 11:42 AM
and 37 is ppd until next week #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:43 AM
that happens (over @DonZimmermanATX nay) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:44 AM
and the revote is yeas: 7 nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:44 AM
that’ll do it until #citcom. and, after that, #atxcouncil will recess until 3:30 #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:45 AM
with that, yr @austinmonitor team heads to lunch #atxcouncil #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:49 AM
Item 17
yuh-oh. #atxcouncil has to now go back and revote on item 17. not enough yeas on dais #atxgov December 01, 2016 11:55 AM

Thursday, December 01, 2016 12PM

RT @PointAustin: .@MKanin @DonZimmermanATX Wisdom in practice? #atxcouncil https://t.co/RlgWT2ybUx December 01, 2016 12:03 PM

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