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TickTock: Austin City Council 5.12.2016

Monday, May 16, 2016 by Michael Kanin

TickTock is the sortable-by-item-number transcript of Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin’s Twitter feed from City Council. Click on the item number to scroll to the corresponding tweets.

TickTock for Thursday, May 12, 2016

Participants:

MKanin 151

PointAustin 3

LegiSteve 2

chrisrlloyd 2

tonirtx 1

EllenforAustin 1

Thursday, May 12, 2016 9AM

Checking in from #atxcouncil. contracts for more Waller Creek $s (https://t.co/QLva9clnF1 for more), a fire prevention res, & zoning #atxgov May 12, 2016 09:59 AM

Thursday, May 12, 2016 10AM

stirring on dais, #atxcouncil looks set to get underway…#atxgov May 12, 2016 10:04 AM
Looks like @DonZimmermanATX will pull a chunk of the Waller contracts #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:05 AM
…or rather, all of the Waller items #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:05 AM
and @MayorAdler has pulled AISD tax swap #atxcouncil #atxgov (more on that here: https://t.co/e3jnfsP8AX and here: https://t.co/clK7O5UyZ4) May 12, 2016 10:10 AM
#atxcouncil under way #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:13 AM
#atxcouncil begins with announcement from @D5Kitchen #atxcouncil #atxgvo May 12, 2016 10:14 AM
Announcement is a driver hotline for folks “negatively impacted” by departure of @lyft @Uber #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/gqPSqA3I2G May 12, 2016 10:15 AM
MPT @kathietovo also indicates that there will be resolution next week to try and help other ride-hailing services in #atxgov #atxcouncil May 12, 2016 10:16 AM
MPT @kathietovo also suggests a “driver fair” next week #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:17 AM
all that followed with news that Districts 6 & 8 have won prizes in the #atxgov recycling games #atxcouncil #atxgov #notridehailingnews!? May 12, 2016 10:19 AM
tonirtx "@mkanin Thank you Michael. Good morning!"
@tonirtx morning! thanks for joining us! May 12, 2016 10:19 AM
chrisrlloyd "@MKanin What? So now City Hall is going to get me a ride?"
@chrisrlloyd i believe that they would say that they are trying to work on just that May 12, 2016 10:19 AM
#atxcouncil pulled: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 13, 14, 19, 20 #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:22 AM
oops. maybe not 19. @D5Kitchen has a comment here, then it will remain on consent #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:23 AM
Item 19
item 19 is that AISD tax swap thing. @d5kitchen: any action won’t negatively impact elderly, disabled communities. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:24 AM
to be clear here: 19 will be back after fact-finding #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:24 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 would like 19 to also consider other area ISDs. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:25 AM
MPT @kathietovo encouraged by action on 19. casts it as one tool in toolbox, also notes prior work here #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:27 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX doesn’t like @SheriGalloD10 amendment, and will change his vote to a no #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:27 AM
.@MayorAdler adds that any work here will not impact this coming budget cycle. also expects work at Lege #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:29 AM
19 remains on consent #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:29 AM
Item 47
10 is ppd. item 47, Cascades PUD briefing, will be ppd until 6.16 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:30 AM
Item 22
item 22 is also pulled. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:31 AM
media was just handed a collection of nasty emails from folks angry about the @lyft and @Uber vote. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:36 AM
hi out there! while I’ve got yr #atxcouncil attention, the @austinmonitor is looking for another freelance #atxgov reporter. (1/2) May 12, 2016 10:38 AM
wanna write for the @austinmonitor ? email: editor@austinmonitor.com #atxcouncil #atxgov (2/2) May 12, 2016 10:39 AM
.@EllenforAustin adds items 6 & 7 to list of pulled #atxcouncil items May 12, 2016 10:41 AM
Item 12
and speakers add item 12 to list of pulled items #atxcouncil #ATxgov May 12, 2016 10:42 AM
…back to those nasty emails on @lyft & @Uber : eff bombs trend up; reasoned political discourse trends way down #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:43 AM
consent passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:43 AM
we’ll now do consent zoning #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:44 AM
Item 26
item 26 will get a comment from @DGarzaforD2 and dev rep, but will remain on consent for 2nd reading #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:45 AM
26 is the Sun Chase PUD. @DGarzaforD2 is pushing for affordability. gone from 2 to 3% perm afford; Garza wants 5 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:46 AM
Dev Rep Richard Suttle careful to note no fee waivers (remember Pilot Knob?), also different than MUD consent agreement #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:47 AM
LegiSteve "@MKanin @lyft @Uber Are they from Austin residents who are registered voters?"
@LegiSteve @lyft @Uber cant say much re: registration. Some are not ATX voters. May 12, 2016 10:49 AM
LegiSteve "@MKanin @lyft @Uber Are they from Austin residents who are registered voters?"
@LegiSteve @lyft @Uber let’s also remember that this was just handed to us, havent really had a chance to look deeper May 12, 2016 10:50 AM
Item 27
item 27 has been withdrawn #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:51 AM
Item 29
item 29 and item 30 will be ppd until June 16 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:51 AM
Item 31
Item 31 will be consent, all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:52 AM
Item 32
item 32 will be ppd until 8.11 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:53 AM
Item 33
item 33 will be consent #atxcouncil #atxgov (SF4A zoning here) first reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:54 AM
Item 34
item 34 is consent all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:54 AM
Item 35
item 35 is consent all three #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:55 AM
Item 36
item 36 is headed for consent on all three #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:56 AM
Item 37
item 37 is ready for consent on all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:57 AM
Item 38
item 38 is consent all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:57 AM
Item 39
item 39 will be ppd until 6.16 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:58 AM
Item 40
item 40 will be consent, first reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:58 AM
Item 41
item 41 will be ppd until 6.16 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:58 AM
Item 42
item 42 will be consent on first reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:59 AM
Item 43
item 43 will be discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 10:59 AM

Thursday, May 12, 2016 11AM

Item 44
item 44 will be pulled for discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:00 AM
Item 45
item 45 will be consent all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:01 AM
pulled from #atxcouncil zoning agenda: 23, 24, 25, 43, 44 #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:03 AM
zoning consent passes. Yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:04 AM
PointAustin "City Council working through the zoning consent agenda: like serial music, for aficionados only #atxcouncil"
@PointAustin zoning = #atxcouncil free jazz! May 12, 2016 11:04 AM
We get the suite of Waller Creek items first. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:05 AM
again, more on the Waller Creek over budget stuff here: https://t.co/UOWplqcGLV #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:06 AM
PointAustin "@MKanin In your auditory hallucinations"
@PointAustin hallucination and zoning mentioned in the same conversation not for the first time? May 12, 2016 11:07 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX asks if $6.2m has been spent here. staff: yes #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:08 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX looking for an end-of-the-line here, doesn’t see it. won’t vote for these items #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:09 AM
.@oraatx1 tells staff (Howard Lazarus, leaving for Ann Arbor CMgr job) that she’ll miss him. then asks about options. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:10 AM
staff: approval allows completion of project. believes funding will be recovered. no approval = work stoppage. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:11 AM
work stoppage = non-functional Waller Creek tunnel #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:11 AM
staff: recovery of overages here probable. based on errors and omissions from contractors #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:13 AM
Waller Creek items pass. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #ATxgov May 12, 2016 11:13 AM
abstains: @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:14 AM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX and @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:14 AM
.@MayorAdler going back to pick up vote (again) on 13 after speakers heard post vote. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:22 AM
13 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:24 AM
off the dais: @D5Kitchen #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:24 AM
so the additional Waller Creek tunnel dollars will flow…#atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:25 AM
abstain: @Oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:25 AM
nay: @EllenforAustin, @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:25 AM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 6 and 7. #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:25 AM
6 & 7 are substance abuse interlocals w #TravCo for substance abuse programs #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:26 AM
.@EllenforAustin digging in a bit about nature of programs, who is served. May 12, 2016 11:27 AM
.@EllenforAustin asks about occurrences of clients w multiple citations (say, +25); staff we can help these folks #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:29 AM
ACM steps in. notes contracts in question are pieces of larger homelessness program; says #atxgov looking to better coordinate #atxcouncil May 12, 2016 11:33 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX looking now at metrics. staff: in-program survey. Zim: wants target number for those helped by program #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:35 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX casts concerns as larger issue of #atxgov contract metrics #atxcouncil May 12, 2016 11:36 AM
.@Oraatx1 notes state reduction of beds for substance issues passed issue down to munis. #atxcouncil #atxgov will support items May 12, 2016 11:37 AM
6 and 7 pass. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:39 AM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:39 AM
Item 12
#atxcouncil to item 12. towing contract that also came up last week. at issue is bid language, equip. Ays-Tex towing rep up 1st #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:41 AM
.@SheriGalloD10 raises concerns that process made it harder for “small businesses” in bid to take part #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:46 AM
12 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:49 AM
nay: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #Atxgov May 12, 2016 11:49 AM
Item 20
#atxcouncil moves along to item 20, reduction of fees for certain groups at #atxgov pools May 12, 2016 11:51 AM
five speakers, but is certain to pass #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:51 AM
20 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:57 AM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil May 12, 2016 11:58 AM
off the dais: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 11:58 AM

Thursday, May 12, 2016 12PM

Item 25
#atxcouncil will now try to get zoning item 25 on consent approval on 2nd and 3rd readings #atxgov May 12, 2016 12:00 PM
abstain: @DGarzaforD2 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 12:00 PM
25 isn’t going so quickly. over 60 ft height restriction at 1204 San Antonio. @SheriGalloD10 would rather do 90ft PC rec #atxcouncil #Atxgov May 12, 2016 12:07 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX moves to increase height to 90 feet. gets no second, even w @SheriGalloD10 support for idea. #atxcouncil #Atxgov May 12, 2016 12:08 PM
and, with that, we move to lunch #atxcouncil #ATxgov May 12, 2016 12:09 PM
25 approved on 2nd reading only, without enough votes on dais to do 3rd too #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 12:20 PM
RT @austinmonitor: Hey! You! We want you to help us cover the #atxgov. Cover letter, clips, resume to editor@austinmonitor.com May 12, 2016 12:22 PM

Thursday, May 12, 2016 1PM

EllenforAustin "@MKanin @lyft @Uber Handed by who? I have received 1300+ emails in the past 2 days. Vast majority understandably frustrated, but respectful."
@EllenforAustin @lyft @Uber worth noting: handed by Mayor staff May 12, 2016 01:31 PM
RT @EllenforAustin: @MKanin @lyft @Uber Handed by who? I have received 1300+ emails in the past 2 days. Vast majority understandably frustr… May 12, 2016 01:31 PM

Thursday, May 12, 2016 2PM

Item 22
#atxcouncil is back. we’re headed for item 22. this is an amendment to env board bylaws #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:14 PM
RT @EllenforAustin: @MKanin There are outliers on both sides of every passionate debate. Using props to belittle legitimate community conce… May 12, 2016 02:25 PM
chrisrlloyd "@MKanin @MayorAdler @kathietovo Will this resolution allow citizens to do business with ride-hailing services if they want to?"
@chrisrlloyd @MayorAdler @kathietovo we’ll find out! May 12, 2016 02:26 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 amendment. draft limits land dev profs on env comm to 3. Gallo push to 4 (another suggestion: 5). #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:28 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 notes Env Comm wanted number to be 5. Gallo sees compromise at 4 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:30 PM
amend fails yeas: @DonZimmermanATX @d3forpio @EllenforAustin @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:31 PM
nays: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:31 PM
22 passes w draft limits on land use profs. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:33 PM
nays: @EllenforAustin & @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #Atxgov May 12, 2016 02:33 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 23 and 24, the Boys and Girls Legacy Club issue #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:34 PM
.@Oraatx1 opens things up with a move to change FLUM designation to civic #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:36 PM
.@oraatx1 casts civic designation on FLUM as way to ensure, if no Boys and Girls club, it couldn’t be replaced w comm #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:39 PM
dev rep Drenner agrees w change, given that project can still move forward as intended #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:41 PM
Item 23
so. item 23 denied. #atxcouncil moves along to item 24 to construct agreement #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:41 PM
Item 24
item 24 (Boys and Girls club) passes, w agreement from all parties. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #Atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:45 PM
Item 47
#atxcouncil now ppds item 47. and moves along to its last item (!?!), item 43 #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:46 PM
those regs include #atxgov and TABC #atxcouncil May 12, 2016 02:48 PM
if nothing else, this case has allowed staff to refer to Jerry Rusthoven as “growler expert” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 02:50 PM
PointAustin ".@MKanin And fellow White Sox fan! #atxcouncil"
@PointAustin oh! Had no idea! #butwrongsox! May 12, 2016 02:53 PM
MPT @kathietovo wonders about limits #atxgov could put on CS1 to accomplish goal here, @D5Kitchen agrees. #atxcouncil May 12, 2016 02:55 PM
looks like folks are trying to get where can prohibit cocktail lounge use, but also allow applicant to sell growlers #atxcouncil #Atxgov May 12, 2016 02:57 PM

Thursday, May 12, 2016 3PM

for the record, as cited first by @GregCasar: https://t.co/mGZn1Az1Fc #atxcouncil #atxgov #learning! May 12, 2016 03:00 PM
.@D5Kitchen suggests everyone wants the same thing here, but it gets a bit complicated w all the regs floating around #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:00 PM
there is apparently a map error here. map that property owners used had liquor allowance where there wasn’t one? #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:00 PM
this is for a rezone for WhichCraft Beer Store at 2110 S Lamar #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:00 PM
dev rep here reminds that property was CS1 when project started (this was the erroneous map thing from earlier) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:00 PM
dev rep: fairness issue. neighbors, dev close. appropriate thing might be CO; landowner looking cs-1 for “just 5 %” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:02 PM
we’re getting into what can get called a cocktail lounge. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:03 PM
…or rather what makes it so that something is called a cocktail lounge #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:05 PM
property owner up now. notes 2 letters from #atxgov confirming (erroneously) CS1 zoning #atxcouncil May 12, 2016 03:06 PM
owner willing to give up CS1 on entire site, aside from the portion that applies to WhichCraft #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:06 PM
owner also taking a minute to suggest he has no intention of turning property into bar somewhere down the line #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:07 PM
prop owner adds that license for WhichCraft exp in “a couple of weeks” #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:08 PM
…and now we’re all talking about what a growler is. #atxcouncil #atxgov #learning! May 12, 2016 03:10 PM
owner: relinquishment of 95% of CS1 here meant as an attempt to compromise w neighbors #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:13 PM
MPT @kathietovo wonders whether TABC picks up zoning changes at #atxgov. appears not? #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:15 PM
Dev Rep Drenner closing. Notes prop owner asking for much less than he could have. not trying to circumvent process #Atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:17 PM
.@MayorAdler signals support for what’s on the table. wondering, tho, whether there is time to explore a bit more #atxcouncil #Atxgov May 12, 2016 03:19 PM
Lorraine Atherton up for NHA (Zilker) now. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:20 PM
Atherton: we found error because other businesses wanted same deal on table here #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:20 PM
Atherton: It’s unfair for a business to get special treatment based on an error #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:22 PM
Bill Neil up now. worries about precedent of changing zoning to conform to staff error. #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:24 PM
David King up. raises concerns over the number of businesses that sell alcohol in the area #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:27 PM
this all seems to come down to seating. TABC requires seating; CoA sees seating as cocktail lounge #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:32 PM
.@D5Kitchen moves for CS1 on first reading w a promise to bring it all back by next week #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:35 PM
to be clear: that CS1 zoning is just on the WhichCraft portion of property #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:35 PM
43 passes first-reading only. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:36 PM
and that, believe it or not, concludes our day. thanks for following along! #atxcouncil #atxgov May 12, 2016 03:37 PM

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