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TickTock: Austin City Council, 12.15.16

Monday, December 19, 2016 by Michael Kanin

TickTock for Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

Participants:

MKanin 235

DanKeshet 3

nanieneavel 1

slyarak 1

SomewhereinATX 1

cynth 1

Pschmandt 1

mpusto 1

Thursday, December 15, 2016 9AM

Checking in from #atxcouncil where the Grove and the Austin Oaks PUD promise to make things…interesting. #atxgov December 15, 2016 09:50 AM
If yr an All Access rdr & you want to know more about today’s #atxcouncil mtg, @lizpagano’s got u covered: https://t.co/dEaDbtNCQc #atxgov December 15, 2016 09:53 AM
i’ll share this from today’s TipSheet: “This is how the agenda ends. Not with a whimper, but with a PUD.” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 09:55 AM

Thursday, December 15, 2016 10AM

So. The Grove (now items 29, 30, 31, 75, & 100) is set for a 3pm time certain (read: no earlier than 3, could be later) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:02 AM
Item 46
as promised by @lizpagano, item 46 will be ppd until 1/26. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:03 AM
(weird thing just happened: i swear i heard the dulcet tones of former Mayor Leffingwell in chambers. Ghosts of Xmas #atxcouncils past?) December 15, 2016 10:04 AM
Item 59
item 59, the downtown rail station, will also be ppd until 1/26 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:05 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin I thought it was going through on consent?"
@DanKeshet oh no. It’s become a deal again. December 15, 2016 10:06 AM
Item 71
item 71, the speed limits item, seems set for a 1pm time certain (no earlier, could be later) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:07 AM
Item 80
Item 80, the thornton road zoning case’ll be set for a 6pm time certain #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:08 AM
And Austin Oaks PUD’ll be set for a 6:30pm time certain. so, like, it’ll be last. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:08 AM
stirring on the dais. #atxcouncil seems ready to kick off #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:13 AM
as @PointAustin just reminded me: this meeting represents the last before Jimmy Flannigan and Alison Alter are sworn in #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:16 AM
#atxcouncil about to get underway #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:18 AM
@MayorAdler taking a minute before meeting to mention retiring #atxgov ’16 retirees #atxcouncil December 15, 2016 10:19 AM
and a standing o for retiring dept directors #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:21 AM
@MayorAdler noting the departure of CMs Gallo and Zimmerman. calls working with this 1st 10-1 #atxcouncil been “honor and privilege” #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:23 AM
now specific plaudits for Zim and Gallo from @MayorAdler #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:24 AM
@MayorAdler noting Zim’s viewpoint, recognizing import of opinions he reps #atxcouncil #atxgov; also: “your work was steadfast…” December 15, 2016 10:26 AM
a few tears from Gallo as @MayorAdler turns to her. notes her work as “bridge” on current, credits her for Loop 360 work #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:28 AM
and a standing o for departing #atxcouncil members #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:29 AM
oh hey! @cubbie9000 is also tweeting! #atxcouncil #atxgov #huh-rah December 15, 2016 10:30 AM
Gallo now offering departing remarks, turns to staff with thanks. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:30 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Sorry, joke."
@DanKeshet yikes. Sorry for missing it December 15, 2016 10:31 AM
Gallo: “We as a community need to” not let NHs “wall themselves off from other places” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:33 AM
Gallo going member by member now, offering her thanks and good wishes #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:34 AM
SomewhereinATX "@MKanin @PointAustin Hence the postponement of items?"
@SomewhereinATX @PointAustin could be, if it’s actually postponed. December 15, 2016 10:35 AM
RT @civicanalytics: @MKanin or people. December 15, 2016 10:38 AM
Zim also now taking a minute to look back #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:39 AM
Zim: “hand of providence” landed him in seat, got him 2yr marble, got him unelected #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:40 AM
Zim offers advice to #atxcouncil: don’t rush to get new CtyMgr, calls interim Mgr “excellent” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:41 AM
Zim “very honored to serve in this capacity” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:41 AM
very warm opening to today’s would-be-epic #atxcouncil meeting #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:42 AM
and now #atxcouncil sings happy birthday to @D5Kitchen #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:43 AM
and now we get to invocation #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:44 AM
#atxcouncil begins its business #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:46 AM
items 35 and 37 will be withdrawn #atxcouncil #aTxgov December 15, 2016 10:47 AM
Item 46
@LesliePoolATX suggests 2.2 date as sub for ppd on item 46. apparently there is conflicting nat’l composting conference #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:50 AM
#atxcouncil pulled: 2, 3, 6, 10, (the grove: 29, 30, 31, 75, 100 all 3pm or later), 52, 53, 60, 62, 66, 67 #atxgov December 15, 2016 10:56 AM

Thursday, December 15, 2016 11AM

#citcom on consent ends. #atxcouncil members will now offer their comments on consent items #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:08 AM
a bit of concern from @kathietovo and @LesliePoolATX over removal of a parkland events board member #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:11 AM
@SheriGalloD10: her rep on events TF, Carol Lee, put fliers in mailboxes, “a violation,” she says of Fed law #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:13 AM
that, apparently, is why we’re talking about this. now this item will also be pulled #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:13 AM
dang does @DonZimmermanATX hate today’s agenda #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:20 AM
Item 60
consent moves. now we move to item 60. this is the boards and commissions appointments thing #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:21 AM
this is pulled so we can vote on the removal of Carol Lee from Parkland Events Task Force #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:22 AM
Again, this is from @SheriGalloD10, who’s suggested that Lee did some illegal flyering #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:23 AM
Parkland Events Task Force vice chair David King urges #atxcouncil to let process over accusations take place, calls for no removal #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:24 AM
@EllenforAustin: “people serve at the pleasure of those who appointed them” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:24 AM
and, for the last time (this time), @DonZimmermanATX offers his regular list of abstentions & nos on the consent agenda #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:25 AM
@Oraatx1 resents being placed in this position #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:26 AM
Zim: i was accused of putting fliers in mailboxes, hates the accusation, still backs idea of serve at the pleasure #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:27 AM
Lee removal fails. yeas: 3 (@EllenforAustin, @SheriGalloD10 , @DonZimmermanATX) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:28 AM
abstains: 3 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:28 AM
nays: 5 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:28 AM
that moves us along to consent zoning #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:29 AM
Item 72
item 72 will be consent on 2nd reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:29 AM
Item 73
item 73 will be consent reading on 2nd reading #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:30 AM
Item 74
item 74 will be consent on 2nd reading #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:30 AM
Item 76
item 76 and item 77 (related): ppd until 1.26 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:31 AM
Item 78
item 78 will be ppd until 1.26 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:31 AM
Item 79
item 79 will be ppd until 1.26 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:31 AM
Item 80
item 80 will be discussion (Austin Oaks PUD) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:32 AM
Item 81
item 81 will be ppd until 1.26 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:32 AM
Item 82
item 82 will be ppd until 1.26 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:32 AM
Item 83
item 83 ppd until 1.26 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:33 AM
Item 84
item 84 will be ppd until 1.26 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:34 AM
Item 85
item 85 will be ppd until 2.9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:34 AM
Item 86
item 86 will be consent all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:34 AM
Item 87
item 87 will be ppd until 1.26 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:34 AM
Item 88
item 88 will be ppd until 1.26 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:35 AM
Item 89
item 89 (this is austin oaks PUD, not item 80) will be discussion later tonight #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:35 AM
consent zoning moves #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:39 AM
oh! #atxcouncil now appointing Dr. Aiken as its rep to Cent Health board #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:41 AM
Dr Aiken is approved unanimously #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:44 AM
Item 67
#atxcouncil moves along to item 67. #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:44 AM
seems the rules changes would allow appeal of chauffeur/driver disqualification for criminal history #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:50 AM
67 is an amendment to driver #atxgov driver disqualification under ground transpo rules #atxcouncil December 15, 2016 11:55 AM
#citcom here features thus far only folks in favor of the idea. drivers who would be allowed to appeal #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:57 AM
seems some taxi drivers aren’t able to be here yet. @Oraatx1 wants to hold off on vote. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 11:59 AM

Thursday, December 15, 2016 12PM

@D5Kitchen points out there is support here, & that the drivers might be okay with moving forward. @Oraatx1 not bending #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 12:00 PM
item tabled. i’m headed to lunch! #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 12:00 PM

Thursday, December 15, 2016 1PM

nanieneavel "@MKanin joint apt what about council apt?"
@nanieneavel no word yet December 15, 2016 01:06 PM
#atxcouncil looks set to get under way here after the lunch break #atxgov December 15, 2016 01:49 PM
Item 67
first up is item 67. 67 is the change to the driver disqualification policy. seems this is set to pass #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 01:51 PM
@DGarzaforD2 has an amendment here. would have a separate appeals process proposal come back to #atxcouncil in march #atxgov December 15, 2016 01:53 PM
@GregCasar wants @DGarzaforD2 to come back with a full range of options #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 01:54 PM
that’s in. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 01:55 PM
@GregCasar now offers an amendment that would make changes immediate via emergency provision #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 01:55 PM

Thursday, December 15, 2016 2PM

67 passes. yeas: 10 (unanimous; @SheriGalloD10 off dais) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:00 PM
Item 66
we move along to item 66. this is an effort to identify emergency funding for immigrant legal services. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:02 PM
as @lizpagano reported this morning, this is a reaction to the results of the recent election #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:02 PM
Catholic Charities rep up first. Supports #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:03 PM
CM Zim offers his colleagues a list of criminal offenses for harboring those violating immigration laws #Atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:04 PM
Catholic Charties response: “We’re not in the business of hiding or harboring” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:05 PM
Catholic Charities: We’re looking to help folks assemble “best legal team possible” to make claim #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:05 PM
@MayorAdler underscores fact that funding here is going to help folks “understand their rights under the law” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:12 PM
@Oraatx1 how much will this cost? #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:16 PM
@MayorAdler number will be determined #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:17 PM
@DGarzaforD2 to @DonZimmermanATX concerns: “im going to miss our software engineer opining on legal matters” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:18 PM
66 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:19 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:19 PM
off the dais: @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:19 PM
Item 64
we move along to item 64, this is for financing for free gun locks, information for community meetings #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:22 PM
gun locks come from project child safe, funded by the nat’l shooting sports org #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:24 PM
@EllenforAustin will support item, but can’t get with whereases, question divided #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:31 PM
ultimately, it all passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:31 PM
we go to items 2 and 3. These are a couple of purchasing contracts. @d3forpio pulled over M/WBE participation concerns #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:33 PM
Item 71
#atxcouncil moves along to item 71. 71 is the speed limits item #atxgov December 15, 2016 02:53 PM

Thursday, December 15, 2016 3PM

more on the speed limits idea here, courtesy of @AKMcGlinchy: https://t.co/nLqauUeNLn #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:05 PM
Vision Zero supporters underscore the idea that traffic mistakes will be made but that they should happen “at low speed” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:09 PM
A+ https://t.co/sqV7Y4Pirv December 15, 2016 03:13 PM
@Oraatx1 worries that not enough folks have had a chance to weigh in on speed limits #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:18 PM
@EllenforAustin can’t support lowering of speed limits when, she says, many of her constituents rely on cars #atxcouncil #Atxgov December 15, 2016 03:26 PM
RT @cubbie9000: In fact, many constituents in *every* Austin City Council district rely on cars. https://t.co/LyYyRMh0oo December 15, 2016 03:28 PM
@DonZimmermanATX notes his UTC appointment is against Vision Zero, argues no one is interested in that perspective #atxcouncil #ATxgov December 15, 2016 03:29 PM
71 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:30 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX & @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:30 PM
off dais: @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:35 PM
Item 6
#atxcouncil has moved along to item 6. this is for $360k for designs for MACC #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:36 PM
some concerns here, it seems, from dais over what’s being considered here #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:40 PM
seems to get to concerns here, #atxcouncil might cut the execute portion of negotiate and execute. #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:43 PM
Item 10
#atxcouncil moves along to item 10. had been pulled for speakers #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:48 PM
speakers not now present, still @DonZimmermanATX wants to know exactly what this is #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:49 PM
10 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:53 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:54 PM
off the dais: @GregCasar #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 03:54 PM
@MayorAdler teases imminent arrival of Grove debate, but notes it’s still not quite ready #atxcouncil #atxgov #groveiscoming December 15, 2016 03:55 PM
@MayorAdler will continue to push forward on smaller items until Grove is ready to go #atxcouncil #atxgov #groveiscoming December 15, 2016 03:55 PM
and now, w #groveiscoming, yours truly has to abscond (in so far as one can abscond on @twitter) to a meeting #atxcouncil #atxgov #goodluck December 15, 2016 03:59 PM

Thursday, December 15, 2016 4PM

On my way out, noticed that CM-elect Alison Alter is in Chambers. #atxgov #atxcouncil #groveiscoming December 15, 2016 04:02 PM

Thursday, December 15, 2016 7PM

oh hey! checking in from home, with my cats, where i will take in the Grove discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:03 PM
Grove discussion kicks off with discussion of @GregCasar’s amendment re: more affordability #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:03 PM
@GregCasar: amend contemplates more than 160+ affordable units (with more overall units on ground) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:05 PM
@GregCasar will move, however, to not add more office, but add more subsidy #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:05 PM
@GregCasar proposal contemplates $6m additional cost split “almost evenly” btwn #atxgov, developer #Atxcouncil December 15, 2016 07:06 PM
@GregCasar amend also sees increase in 60% MFI, reduces 80% MFI #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:06 PM
more on this from @JackCraver here: https://t.co/GrAfIQn6Bn #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:07 PM
for the record, @JackCraver is in the hero role tonight, sitting court side for the Grove discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:07 PM
MPT @kathietovo why increase ownership opps here, rather than rental? #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:09 PM
@kathietovo suggests could get more rental units compared to ownership #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:09 PM
@GregCasar ultimately we increased both #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:10 PM
seems @GregCasar wanted to increase both ownership and rental affordability rather than just one or the other #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:10 PM
@GregCasar: “answer is yes to all questions” refs colleagues desires for differing options #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:11 PM
ps: there is also pizza at my home. cats + pizza + winery = happy kanin #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:11 PM
@SheriGalloD10 notes that #atxgov demos have renters, homeowners evenly divided #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:13 PM
@SheriGalloD10 underscores importance of opportunity to provide homeownership chance here #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:13 PM
MPT @kathietovo how does #atxgov contribution to extra $6m work? seems it’s coming from aff’dble housing trust fund December 15, 2016 07:14 PM
MPT @kathietovo: will investment be determined by market rates in given year? #atxcounciL #Atxgov December 15, 2016 07:15 PM
@GregCasar: yup. but developer could chose to do more #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:16 PM
@kathietovo where is contribution tied to max incentive amount in ordinance? #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:16 PM
staff points to this, i think #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:17 PM
MPT @kathietovo continues to have concerns about “how this is going to function,” asks that question #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:17 PM
staff: as units realized, payments would be distributed (on COO) #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:18 PM
again, @kathietovo looking for specific language again. staff insists it is there #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:19 PM
Once upon a time Killer Kanin was a nicknamed used by some folks. I welcome its return? https://t.co/kPfoyD5vWD December 15, 2016 07:20 PM
wait, wait: not all language is here and ready. staff wants to run by developer too. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:21 PM
with that, @kathietovo turns to city legal: will amount here be codified as max, regardless of market rate #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:22 PM
@GregCasar says: all we’re doing is changing the number. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:22 PM
city legal finally confirms that this amount is in fact a cap, and will be codified #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:23 PM
Oh no! I meant to type wonkery. Not winery. Sigh. https://t.co/x6UmwOMU5Z December 15, 2016 07:24 PM
@EllenforAustin pulls back. doesn’t believe that subsidized housing is the way to go at all #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:24 PM
@MayorAdler city’s contribution capped, percentages fixed? #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:25 PM
@EllenforAustin suggests that action here increases tax burden, not the right way to go about the affordability question #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:25 PM
@EllenforAustin: “this amendment makes it very difficult for me” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:25 PM
Pps: only thing missing is @cynth, but shes probably pretty glad shes not here right now #atxcouncilonthebigscreen https://t.co/x6UmwOMU5Z December 15, 2016 07:27 PM
Pschmandt "@MKanin winery was better. Much much better. :)"
@Pschmandt #truth December 15, 2016 07:27 PM
@MayorAdler trying his best to win over @EllenforAustin, not about the dollars alone, about the deal here, he suggests #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:28 PM
@EllenforAustin fires back at @MayorAdler: based on that logic, we should spend all of trust fund on this project #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:31 PM
@EllenforAustin has an amend. #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:32 PM
@EllenforAustin amend suggests using $$s from 2014 housing bond to offset costs, would leave $2.5m from ah trust fund #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:33 PM
ooooo found the Mochi in the freezer! #homekeepsgettingbetter December 15, 2016 07:34 PM
@kathietovo worried about consistency of changes, worried about missing something while working from dais #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:34 PM
casar amend passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:37 PM
nays: @EllenforAustin, @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:37 PM
#atxcouncil goes back to clarify that that vote was @GregCasar amend A, B will be next #atxcouncil #Atxgov December 15, 2016 07:38 PM
MPT @kathietovo won’t support B, can’t get with waiver of density bonus provision here #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:40 PM
@GregCasar steps back. resents having two votes. says A & B go together. makes it all an inclusionary housing req #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:40 PM
still, @GregCasar anticipates passage of B #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:41 PM
@GregCasar amend B passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:43 PM
nays: @Oraatx1, @kathietovo, @EllenforAustin, @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:43 PM
@DGarzaforD2 now with the floor. looking for bike/ped access via 45th #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:44 PM
@DGarzaforD2 looks at the whole evening. #atxcouncil still has final say on all of this, not blowing up anything #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:45 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Rare 1-6-8-9 constellation of votes!"
@DanKeshet first and maybe last? December 15, 2016 07:46 PM
MPT @kathietovo: what does community think about @DGarzaforD2? #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:49 PM
@LesliePoolATX says neighbors okay with it. says “we are mostly concerned” w bridge over shoal creek #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:49 PM
@LesliePoolATX continues to object to removal of “two affordable homes” in favor of road #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:51 PM
@SheriGalloD10 concurs about bridge over shoal creek #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:51 PM
@DonZimmermanATX how much will bike/ped access cost? suggests current item is blank check #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:53 PM
@LesliePoolATX notes that developer offered to build bridge #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:53 PM
@DGarzaforD2 bike/ped amend passes yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:53 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil December 15, 2016 07:54 PM
we move along to @LesliePoolATX amend re: historical protections #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:54 PM
these also pass. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:55 PM
nays: @EllenforAustin, @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil December 15, 2016 07:55 PM
@D5Kitchen now has amendment aimed at employer assisted housing program #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:55 PM
this also passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:56 PM
nays are @DonZimmermanATX & @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:56 PM
MPT @kathietovo now has amend #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 07:58 PM

Thursday, December 15, 2016 8PM

MPT @kathietovo amend would have #atxcouncil review future traffic mitigation efforts & spend up to $900k related to Grove #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:00 PM
@kathietovo amend passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:00 PM
@DonZimmermanATX is the no #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:00 PM
now @kathietovo offers amend to call on 50% or more of rental units come w 2+ beds #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:02 PM
oops. @kathietovo would increase that to 75% of 2+ beds #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:03 PM
slyarak "Ummm, the community overwhelmingly re-elected her. https://t.co/FACuCALRD6"
@slyarak @kathietovo @DGarzaforD2 oops. That was the @DGarzaforD2 amend, not her December 15, 2016 08:05 PM
Applicant rep Jeff Howard up to respond #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:06 PM
Howard: reason for mix is so that affdble consumers will get same access to units as market rate #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:06 PM
Howard adds that 50% mix, as pitched, is “unprecedented” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:07 PM
Howard: we’re okay w 50%, not 75% 2+ beds at affordable rate #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:08 PM
that all wrapped, @kathietovo okay with 50% here #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:09 PM
@DonZimmermanATX “i’m obviously opposed to both of these” #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:10 PM
@DonZimmermanATX argues that he and his #atxcouncil are not qualified to set these numbers #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:10 PM
@kathietovo’s 50% 2+ beds passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:11 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov #gettingclose December 15, 2016 08:11 PM
@LesliePoolATX into her thank yous. seems Grove passage is imminent #Atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:12 PM
hang on. @EllenforAustin has an amendment #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:16 PM
right. this is the one that would move $4m to the 2014 housing bonds to offset costs #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:16 PM
@D5Kitchen appreciates @EllenforAustin effort, but will oppose. argues that bond $s are meant for other stuff #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:18 PM
@DonZimmermanATX supports @EllenforAustin here #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:19 PM
@d3forpio also won’t support. again, other stuff #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:19 PM
@EllenforAustin amend fails. yeas: @EllenforAustin & @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:20 PM
nays: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:21 PM
sounds like someone just cracked a beer in #atxcouncil chambers #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:21 PM
that beer cracking sound really comes through on ATXN #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:21 PM
first set of Grove items pass. Yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:25 PM
nays: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:25 PM
we move along to the employer housing stuff. @D5Kitchen moves passage #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:25 PM
@Oraatx1 where does the $75k come from if needed? #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:26 PM
staff: through affordable housing trust fund #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:26 PM
31 also passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:26 PM
nays: @EllenforAustin & @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #fin December 15, 2016 08:27 PM
with that, #atxcouncil finally approves the Grove. @JackCraver will have the ins and outs in tomorrow’s @austinmonitor #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:27 PM
and that marks the true end of my shift. thanks for following along. i’m off to finish the mochi & hang with the cats #atxcouncil #atxgov December 15, 2016 08:28 PM
mpusto "@MKanin Thank you for your service sir!"
@mpusto as always, it’s my pleasure December 15, 2016 08:29 PM

Thursday, December 15, 2016 9PM

cynth "@MKanin you had me and pizza and cats. everything else is just icing."
@cynth awwwwwwwww might be the first time anyone’s considered #atxcouncil watching as icing? December 15, 2016 09:20 PM

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