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TickTock: Austin City Council Meeting 1.28.2016

Monday, February 1, 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.

ITEMS

Tick Tock

Participants:

MKanin 468
DanKeshet 4
eraycollins 3
KathTX 3
lizpagano 3
Aloha_Analytics 3
NickCHudson 2
littlefieldmark 1
JimmyFlannigan 1
cubbie9000 1
PointAustin 1
muelleratx 1
BradySanJacinto 1
deepdownimnot 1
ndlptmom 1
LillyRockwell 1
ewaltersTX 1

Thursday, January 28, 2016 9AM

Checking in from #atxcouncil, where things promise to go late. Before we start, you should know about this: https://t.co/Pb8pX5M4pr #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:39 AM
Checking in from #atxcouncil, where things promise to go late. Before we start, you should know about this: https://t.co/Pb8pX5M4pr #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:39 AM
Hi! I like live-tweeting #atxcouncil meetings. Help me keep doing it: https://t.co/EfeKf4PfzN ($25+ = a thank you t-shirt) #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:45 AM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 10AM

looks like TNCs (Lyft/Uber) will be 2pm (or later) (items 56, 92, 95, 96) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:03 AM
hearing no lunch break today for #atxcouncil…#atxgov #lonnnnnggggmeeeting January 28, 2016 10:06 AM
Part of @mayoradler’s pitch on TNCs on display at #atxgov City Hall #atxcouncil https://t.co/btLOFOFiel January 28, 2016 10:17 AM
RT @NickCHudson: .@cubbie9000 That’s 12.5 s from @MiTrailita! I just donated to keep @mkanin live-tweeting #atxcouncil mtgs: https://t.co/ January 28, 2016 10:17 AM
NickCHudson ".@cubbie9000 That’s 12.5 s from @MiTrailita! I just donated to keep @mkanin live-tweeting #atxcouncil mtgs: https://t.co/CKp1s8jHaM"
@NickCHudson @cubbie9000 the taco index, a very important measure. January 28, 2016 10:18 AM
NickCHudson ".@cubbie9000 That’s 12.5 s from @MiTrailita! I just donated to keep @mkanin live-tweeting #atxcouncil mtgs: https://t.co/CKp1s8jHaM"
@NickCHudson @cubbie9000 the taco index, a very important measure. January 28, 2016 10:18 AM
lots of talking around dias, should get going here soon? #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:20 AM
#atxcouncil under way January 28, 2016 10:22 AM
#atxcouncil doing a bit of exercise to start the day. media row unimpressed. #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:25 AM
though i will take the opportunity to remind all out there that @austinmonitor and @afscme_austin are bringing yoga to #atxgov city on 2.2 January 28, 2016 10:26 AM
yoga will not be mandatory #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:27 AM
Here is video of the incident #Atxgov #atxcouncil https://t.co/9BjRYzyDD2 January 28, 2016 10:29 AM
littlefieldmark "WTH! @MKanin You lazy hobo. Yo better get off your ass and start moving."
@littlefieldmark I believe that exercise is included in the public displays section of don’t do’s for journos January 28, 2016 10:29 AM
RT @PointAustin: Thumbs Up! fingerprint stage includes non-vegan rug & flowers . . . https://t.co/RTwbPB2d8P January 28, 2016 10:30 AM
Donors of $25+ to ‘Keep Kanin live tweeting’ campaign get a thank-you Monitor t-shirt (while we’ve got em): https://t.co/xvtafVDVaW #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:30 AM
#atxcouncil pulls: items 8, 10, 13, 21, 24, 31, 35, 39 (ppd), 42, 50, 56, 92, 95, 96 last four are TNCs #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:32 AM
#atxcouncil hearing comment on consent agenda, then will dive into the day #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:33 AM
RT @nanieneavel: let’s put our money where our mouths are https://t.co/lRY6JUwC3N January 28, 2016 10:34 AM
ndlptmom "@MKanin Still haven’t started? #"
@ndlptmom we’re under way January 28, 2016 10:35 AM
.@sosalliance’s Bill Bunch up criticizing group set to write plan post-water-resource-mgmt discussion. #atxcouncil #Atxgov January 28, 2016 10:38 AM
Bunch manages to bring WTP4 into things, suggests that #atxgov “start over” with bid process #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:39 AM
quick aside: those of you donating $25+ to the Keep Kanin live-tweeting campaign can grab your t-shirts at our 2.9 happy hour January 28, 2016 10:41 AM
Item 21
.@mayoradler trying to get @oraatx1 to deal w item 21 real quick, and she will #atxcouncil #ATxgov January 28, 2016 10:43 AM
Item 21
this is item 21 South Congress PID. @oraatx1 asks about admin costs #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:44 AM
staff: legal fees, admin fees. @oraatx1: who chose lawyer? PID itself did. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:44 AM
staff: legal fees, admin fees. @oraatx1: who chose lawyer? PID itself did. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:44 AM
.@oraatx1 asking who’s paying for lawyer, really pressing on these fees #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:45 AM
staff: fees = $56k #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:45 AM
Item 21
w that, .@oraatx1 allows item 21 to remain on consent #atxcouncil #ATxgov January 28, 2016 10:46 AM
Item 9
.@poolforaustin adds item 9 to pulled items #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:46 AM
RT @ewaltersTX: @MKanin was this some elaborate ploy to get me to donate? Because it worked January 28, 2016 10:47 AM
ewaltersTX "@MKanin was this some elaborate ploy to get me to donate? Because it worked"
@ewaltersTX unabashedly so. Many thanks! January 28, 2016 10:47 AM
cubbie9000 "@MKanin What’s the shirt look like?"
@cubbie9000 working on it January 28, 2016 10:47 AM
should note that @oraatx1 voted against that PID thing #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:48 AM
#atxcouncil now going through abstains and no’s on consent. #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:48 AM
RT @brennangriffin: OMG – this is great! I think u can tell which #atxcouncil members do aerobics classes https://t.co/S4XmqAwgcn January 28, 2016 10:48 AM
Item 35
.@gregcasar now trying to get item 35 (restore rundberg stuff) on consent, might be ppd to hold for community meeting #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:49 AM
oh! and here’s what that @austinmonitor t-shirt looks like (cc: @cubbie9000) https://t.co/LBk76dVNPe January 28, 2016 10:50 AM
consent passes, #atxcouncil moves ahead with their day #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:51 AM
RT @mattlargey: My god. https://t.co/OUx5yFONYG January 28, 2016 10:51 AM
Item 50
.@gregcasar moves to item 50 for comment from @austinmonitor in classroom folks (cc: @googlefiber, who made possible) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:53 AM
Lanier High students here to present as part of @austinmonitor in the classroom #atxgov #atxcouncil https://t.co/npaLvV9qhx January 28, 2016 10:55 AM
RT @MayorAdler: There are incentives, however. https://t.co/9ovwgrklpv January 28, 2016 10:55 AM
Again, many thanks to #atxgov @googlefiber for making @austinmonitor in the classroom possible https://t.co/F599QRclpd January 28, 2016 10:57 AM
Item 50
Lanier High students here to present on traffic improvement concerns, as part of item 50 (1/4-cent funds) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:58 AM
Item 50
Lanier High students here to present on traffic improvement concerns, as part of item 50 (1/4-cent funds) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:58 AM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 11AM

RT @PointAustin: Council member fingerprint guinea pigs at City Hall this morning #atxcouncil https://t.co/ZmtwGcJJMo January 28, 2016 11:00 AM
lizpagano "@austinmonitor Shout out! Way to go Mr. Kanin! https://t.co/5Sm5UnGdN2"
@lizpagano @austinmonitor thanks, Pagano January 28, 2016 11:01 AM
.@gregcasar notes that in 1/4-cent project list, Lamar-Rundberg was number one issue, vote will add sidewalks in area #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:03 AM
Item 50
we’re fully into item 50 now. #atxcouncil #atxgov .@oraatx1 presetting video of narrow bicycle lanes January 28, 2016 11:06 AM
Susana Almanza w Poder up now. Arguing that D3 isn’t getting it’s fair share of transpo projects. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:13 AM
David King up now. says $120k for his NH will have deep impact. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:15 AM
#citcom on 50 closes. @DonZimmermanATX moves approval #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 11:18 AM
.@donzimmeratx moves amends from multiple CMs. passes. yeas: 10 #Atxcouncil #ATxgov January 28, 2016 11:19 AM
off the dais: 1 (@mayoradler) #atxcouncil #ATxgov January 28, 2016 11:19 AM
.@d3forpio notes that there is more than $1B in sidewalk improvements out there. calls for approval of bonds to help #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:20 AM
50 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:21 AM
before it does, @MayorAdler: “appreciates sentiment from #atxcouncil that this was 1-off deal,” re: district division #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:22 AM
Item 65
#atxcouncil moves along to item 65. @kathietovo moves approval #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:22 AM
.@donzimmermanatx asks for sum of item. @Kathietovo: drops voting membership w nod toward need for quorum #atxcouncil #Atxgov January 28, 2016 11:23 AM
65 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:23 AM
Item 9
#atxcouncil moves to item 9. @PoolforAustin: ppd so “ad hoc group” can review. 9 is the deal on water resource plan #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:24 AM
staff has no concerns on delay. will come back w scope of task force later, after firm selection #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:25 AM
.@donzimmermanatx asks to send deal to public utility committee. @MayorAdler says after ppd, committee could call it #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:25 AM
ppd of 9 passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov yeas: 11 (unanimous) January 28, 2016 11:26 AM
ppd of 9 passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov yeas: 11 (unanimous) January 28, 2016 11:26 AM
Item 13
#atxcouncil moves to item 13, filter or wastewater treatment plant. @oraatx1 pulled #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:27 AM
.@oraatx1 wonders how one contractor both an MBE and not an MBE. staff: different standards for diffnt “commodity codes” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:28 AM
13 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:29 AM
Item 73
#atxcouncil will now move along to two consent zoning items; item 73 and item 74. #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:30 AM
.@donzimmerman notes that this is the connectivity case from last meeting. 73 & 74 pass. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:31 AM
abstains: 2 (@poolforaustin, @DonZimmermanATX) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 11:32 AM
.@poolforaustin calls for working group w #TravCo, #AISD to “minimize friction” when #atxgov dev moves “further out” #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 11:33 AM
oops, that vote count was specifically for 73. vote on 74 coming shortly #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:34 AM
74 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:34 AM
off the dais: 1 (@ellenforaustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:34 AM
as @d3forpio calls for discussion about issue, @DonZimmermanATX gets in to hate on bureaucrats #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 11:36 AM
Item 66
#atxcouncil moves along to item 66. passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:36 AM
Item 67
#atxcouncil moves along to item 67, call examination of installation public toilets in downtown #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:37 AM
67 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:37 AM
abstains: 2 (@donzimmermanatx, @ellenforaustin). Zim: I don’t have enough info here #atxcouncil #Atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 11:38 AM
Item 70
#atxcouncil moves along to item 70. 70 is the EMS staffing #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:41 AM
sounds like there is an agreement btwn EMS Assn and mgmt here. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:42 AM
these are reclasses of EMS positions. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:43 AM
70 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:44 AM
70 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:44 AM
nays: 2 (@ellenforaustin, @DonZimmermanATX, i believe) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:44 AM
Item 68
#atxcouncil moves to item 68. 68 = policy goals to +++ HHS budget. see more from @austinmonitor: https://t.co/ats8uCb6Yb #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:47 AM
Concerns from @sherigallod10 and @DonZimmermanATX here. Gallo: concerned about process. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:49 AM
C Mgr Ott has a rare public concern: notes language may require Manager to meet goals #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:50 AM
.@dgarzaford2 notes only as part of proposed budget. Mgr notes his prerogative, CM Garza: January 28, 2016 11:51 AM
…”that is always your prerogative” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:51 AM
.@ellenforaustin notes all dept budgets could be examined thus; adds that setting policy far ahead of budget not wise #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:53 AM
.@poolforaustin sums: “it is an aspirational goal” #atxcouncil #Atxgov January 28, 2016 11:53 AM
#atxcouncil takes a vote to end debate on 68, passes. #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:56 AM
68 passes: yeas: 8 #ATxcouncil #Atxgov January 28, 2016 11:56 AM
nays: 2 (@ellenforaustin, @DonZimmermanATX) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 11:56 AM
abstains: 1 (@sherigallod10) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:57 AM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 12PM

Item 64
#atxcouncil moves along to item 64. 64 changes #atxgov A-A resource advisory commission rules on membership, voting January 28, 2016 12:00 PM
specifics on 64 here: https://t.co/zWFdcwA38N #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:01 PM
.@donzimmermanatx notes that his commissioner has expressed concerns about quorum issues. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:02 PM
64 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:02 PM
with that, #atxcouncil moves along to #citcom #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:02 PM
oh hey! quick reminder about @cotmediafound’s Keep Kanin Live Tweeting campaign. details here: https://t.co/1StPPfDf4O January 28, 2016 12:09 PM
RT @austinmonitor: #keepkaninlivetweeting is off to a great start! If you’re reading his tweets, help us keep Kanin at council all year htt January 28, 2016 12:24 PM
RT @austinmonitor: #keepkaninlivetweeting is off to a great start! If you’re reading his tweets, help us keep Kanin at council all year htt January 28, 2016 12:24 PM
Item 10
#atxcouncil moves now to item 10. 10 is an AWU reclaimed water infrastructure project. #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:42 PM
.@donzimmermanatx pulled over cost concerns. contract here is not-to-exceed $4.97m #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:43 PM
.@donzimmermanatx asks how much it costs to produce reclaimed water. #atxcouncil #Atxgov January 28, 2016 12:43 PM
staff: cost of treating water is embedded. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:44 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders if there is no cost associated here…#Atxgov #atxcouncil #zimcity January 28, 2016 12:44 PM
staff: of course there is a cost associated, but not a cost to treat water (embedded in existing costs). #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:45 PM
.@donzimmermanatx: how much does it cost to move water. staff: w.out debt on infrastructure, break-even. w/debt, costs. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:46 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests this will drive water rates up #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:46 PM
staff notes that reclaimed water helps put-off higher .@LCRA wholesale water charges. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:47 PM
.@donzimmermanatx will vote against 10. @kathietovo moves approval #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:48 PM
10 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:48 PM
nays: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #ATxgov January 28, 2016 12:48 PM
abstains: 1 (@ellenforaustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:49 PM
seems #atxcouncil set to take a lunch break after all! #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:49 PM
Item 31
first though, #atxcouncil moves along to item 31. Lonestar Rail membership fee. #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:50 PM
.@donzimmermanatx will speak against 31. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 12:51 PM
.@donzimmermanatx objects to what he characterizes as endorsement language in LSR membership deal #atxcouncil #aTxgov January 28, 2016 12:51 PM
.@donzimmermanatx: “we have to stop pushing rail boondoggles” and build a “loop around this city” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:52 PM
.@d5kitchen suggests that “many of (her) constituents” not in favor of light rail, do favor Lonestar Rail #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:52 PM
.@d5kitchen suggests that “many of (her) constituents” not in favor of light rail, do favor Lonestar Rail #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:52 PM
31 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 12:56 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX, @ellenforaustin #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 12:56 PM
quick break for yrs truly. be back shortly. January 28, 2016 12:56 PM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 1PM

grateful to those who’ve given to keep me live-tweeting, including chewbacca. #wreeeeearwww January 28, 2016 01:52 PM
RT @jenniferinc: Did not make it. Can’t help sharing it. @MKanin @lizpagano https://t.co/XMCiQbVmYk January 28, 2016 01:53 PM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 2PM

#atxcouncil members starting to trickle back in #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:05 PM
word is that there is four hours’ worth of testimony on STRs for later tonight. #atxcouncil #atxgov #repeatperformances January 28, 2016 02:21 PM
#atxcouncil reconvenes #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:21 PM
#atxcouncil picks back up with items 69 and 70 #aTxgov January 28, 2016 02:23 PM
this is to add digital signage to CodeNEXT process #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:23 PM
looks like this is headed for more discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:23 PM
and more discussion = 120 more days of discussion. back to #atxcouncil after that #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:25 PM
deepdownimnot "@MKanin Did they dance around again? Making sure they’re nice & limber while they protect special interests & destroy jobs/transpo options."
@deepdownimnot I’m afraid they haven’t. At least not yet January 28, 2016 02:30 PM
Here’s that new language for 70. #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/LL7DXFE2ys January 28, 2016 02:30 PM
70 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:30 PM
#atxcouncil now moves along to TNC items #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:31 PM
.@mayoradler laying out delay of extension of effective date for TNC ordinance to 2.29 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:31 PM
TNC ord, without this vote, would go into effect next week #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:32 PM
Item 96
this is item 96. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:32 PM
Item 96
this is item 96. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:32 PM
.@donzimmermanatx will abstain on delay. notes he’s unclear on what a yes or no vote would do #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 02:34 PM
.@donzimmermanatx reluctant to do anything until vote on petition. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:34 PM
.@ellenforaustin seconds notion of waiting to take action until vote on petition #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:35 PM
96 (TNC ord delay) passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:37 PM
nays: 1 (missed who) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:38 PM
abstains: 3 (@ellenforaustin, @DonZimmermanATX @Kathietovo) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 02:38 PM
Item 92
#atxcouncil moves along to item 92. 92 is the reg structure for voluntary background checking #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:40 PM
as he has for a while, @MayorAdler: this item could be stretched across sharing economy, is aimed 1st at TNCs #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:41 PM
.@mayoradler underscores idea that there is nothing punitive about the measure, designed, he says, as incentive. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:42 PM
.@d5kitchen, driver of fingerprints here, supports @mayoradler approach. calls “ThumbsUp” innovative #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:43 PM
.@donzimmermanatx: ordinance itself is innovative, notes that voluntary ordinances don’t come around often #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 02:45 PM
.@mayoradler calling for public testimony focused on program; @ellenforaustin wants broader discussion, including TNCs #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:45 PM
first speaker up is David King. King impugns Uber over @D5kitchen targeting, suggests acquiescence encourages behavior #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:51 PM
may have used the wrong verb there. SORRY @LIZPAGANO January 28, 2016 02:51 PM
PREPOSITION. PREPOSITION. SORRY @LIZPAGANO January 28, 2016 02:51 PM
next speaker up notes ability of TNCs to mitigate drunk driving issue. notes her experience as bar tender #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:53 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Bar owner: I see things you don’t. I see people making bad decisions b/c they don’t have alternate transportation #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 02:54 PM
.@mayoradler asks speaker whether she’d object to voluntary program. speaker: “i just don’t see that happening” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:56 PM
.@ellenforaustin picks up on speaker’s concerns. suggests that fingerprinting “presents a false sense of security” #atxcouncil #Atxgov January 28, 2016 02:58 PM
.@ellenforaustin picks up on speaker’s concerns. suggests that fingerprinting “presents a false sense of security” #atxcouncil #Atxgov January 28, 2016 02:58 PM
.@ellenforaustin pivots to TNC background checks, brings up familiar argument that they are potentially more effective. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 02:59 PM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 3PM

.@sherigallod10 brings up fake IDs, uses to suggest that fingerprints are most effective way to ensure identity #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:02 PM
oh! if you’re following the TNC issue, give @evaruth a follow. she’s adding to the @austinmonitor feed on this today… #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:04 PM
.@d5kitchen challenges @ellenforaustin assertion that fingerprints don’t prevent assaults. cites Houston incident. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:05 PM
Bob Batlan from Austin Interfaith up now. Calling for “level playing field” for taxis, drivers. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:06 PM
Batlan (autocorrected to Batman, for a moment) wonders how TNCs will handle accessibility #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:08 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Batlin: Can TNCs serve those w/o credit cards, w/o smartphones, w/ mobility issues? #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 03:08 PM
.@ellenforaustin hears Batlan on concern over fairness for taxis, argues that nothing #atxcouncil does today can do that #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:09 PM
.@ellenforaustin brings up @statesman print plant close, notes #atxcouncil did not mandate that folks should buy papers. #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:10 PM
.@tterkel up. starts with affection for the way that #atxgov embraces new people, ideas. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:12 PM
.@tterkel: notes how issue has “engulfed” #atxgov; calls issue a “gordian knot,” hopes #atxcouncil won’t force departure of TNCs January 28, 2016 03:14 PM
.@tterkel now into recent history, notes multiple pressures, applauds @mayoradler approach here #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:15 PM
in related news: RT @mattlargey: Austin4All PAC…says “major announcement” Monday re: @D5Kitchen. group doing recall petition. #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 03:16 PM
RT @EvaRuth: current speaker just passed out compliments to council members. “you guys are a really good looking crew.” #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 03:20 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Billy Carter (shuttle biz): Let’s institute same rules & regs for all transportation providers #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 03:22 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Carter: So many regs on airport shuttles, those companies are at a clear disadvantage when competing with TNCs #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 03:22 PM
Taxi Drivers’ Assn’s Dave Passmore up now. notes decline in industry, worries more drivers (TNCs) would further decline #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:25 PM
.@donzimmermanatx says taxis, TNCs are different businesses. so he can’t apply same rules to both. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 03:30 PM
.@ellenforaustin: understands desire for level playing field. but says she hasnt seen a proposal for how to do it #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:32 PM
.@ellenforaustin: understands desire for level playing field. but says she hasnt seen a proposal for how to do it #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:32 PM
.@ellenforaustin notes number of permits granted to taxi cos. notes incompatibility w TNCs #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:33 PM
Passmore: TNCs are performing same service as a software company #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:33 PM
Aaron Chappell up now. here on behalf of national AFL-CIO and taxi driver members #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:35 PM
Chappell calls on #atxcouncil to set rates for TNCs, more regs #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:36 PM
Chappell notes that drivers haven’t been involved in @MayorAdler’s Thumbs Up program. Wants to slow-up conversation. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:37 PM
Chappell wonders if #atxcouncil will see devs not willing to comply w electrical code #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:38 PM
RT @mattlargey: Fact check on @EllenforAustin point re: regulating tone of voice for taxi drivers: TRUE https://t.co/2WQotMCyuB #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 03:40 PM
.@ridescout CEO @josephkopser up. notes petition, says “people of #atxgov have spoken,” want to keep TNCs. but…#atxcouncil January 28, 2016 03:44 PM
also notes need for fingerprinting. #atxcouncil #atxgov calls it a quick process. January 28, 2016 03:44 PM
.@josephkopser adds that “it doesn’t have to be gov’t” who handles badge (Thumbs Up) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:45 PM
.@donzimmermanatx brings up Hawaii 5-0, “book ’em” & fingerprints happen when you are booked. calls this a bad thing #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:47 PM
.@donzimmermanatx tries to get @josephkopser to admit discomfort w surrendering biometric data, Kopser doesn’t give. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:48 PM
.@ellenforaustin continues to push idea that #atxcouncil should wait on any action until #atxgov vote on petition January 28, 2016 03:49 PM
.@ellenforaustin notes that no TNC, STR reps involved in negotiations over app, not in chambers today #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:51 PM
.@d5kitchen calls it “outrageous” that #atxcouncil vote on TNCs caused petition drive #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:52 PM
to be clear: @d5kitchen is objecting there to idea that #atxcouncil vote on TNCs brought out TNC petition #atxgov January 28, 2016 03:53 PM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 4PM

#citcom ends. TNC issue returns to dais #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:10 PM
.@MayorAdler notes that fingerprinting will be put off for a few weeks, and petition isn’t at issue currently. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:11 PM
.@mayoradler says goal here is to get fingerprinting drivers “to scale”; adds badge is one way to do it #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:12 PM
.@mayoradler says goal here is to get fingerprinting drivers “to scale”; adds badge is one way to do it #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:12 PM
.@mayoradler differentiating btwn TNCs, ridesharing. citing Karma. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:14 PM
.@mayoradler into industrial revolution metaphor involving small hands, sinclair lewis, & comparison to current changes #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:17 PM
to wit: RT @MayorAdler…we’re at an point similar to how gov’t reg changed during the Industrial Revolution. We have to evolve. #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 04:18 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Adler: This is what happened in San Antonio on steroids #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 04:18 PM
.@dgarzaford2 supports 56, not so much 92. still wonders why #atxcouncil is doing anything before result of petition #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:22 PM
.@dgarzaford2 notes that @MayorAdler solution depends on cooperation of TNCs, has concerns there. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:23 PM
DanKeshet "I think Adler just compared TNCs and the app economy to the Industrial Revolution, and the Thumbs Up badge to child labor laws. #atxcouncil"
@DanKeshet i believe that is an accurate summation January 28, 2016 04:23 PM
.@dgarzaford2 closes with statement that TNC corps have been “allowed to buy (their) own regulations” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:24 PM
.@donzimmermanatx returns to notion that ordinance is odd in that it is voluntary. “it doesn’t make sense” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 04:26 PM
.@donzimmermanatx sums: compulsory and voluntary “are antonyms” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:26 PM
.@mayoradler seems convinced that item can work, with or without cooperation from TNCs–and unconvinced they will leave #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:28 PM
.@ellenforaustin, in closing remarks, turns first to petition. “how discouraging” 4 signers of petition if #atxcouncil takes action #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:32 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Troxclair: Regardless of how good you might think this idea is, reality is – it’s not up to us until May 8 #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 04:33 PM
.@ellenforaustin has “so many questions about this initiative”; #atxcouncil, she says, doesn’t know how this will be paid for #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:34 PM
.@EllenforAustin notes app display in #atxgov city hall atrium: “who paid for that?” (See below) #atxgov https://t.co/Z1Nl3TiDwF January 28, 2016 04:35 PM
Hey look our first @twitter poll! https://t.co/H8UGC5XB8U January 28, 2016 04:38 PM
#atxcouncil TNC items pass. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:39 PM
Nays: 4 (@dgarzaford2, @EllenforAustin @oraatx1 @DonZimmermanATX) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:39 PM
Item 96
oops, #atxcouncil has to go back and vote on item 96 again, because it didn’t pass on all three readings. #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:40 PM
Item 96
oops, #atxcouncil has to go back and vote on item 96 again, because it didn’t pass on all three readings. #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:40 PM
MPT @kathietovo changes from abstain to yes so that it can pass on all three. this is moving the effective date to 2.29 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:41 PM
KathTX "@austinmonitor I’ll donate, but only if @MKanin throws in a live-tweet of CitComm twice a year. Tin-foil hat optional."
@KathTX @austinmonitor YES. January 28, 2016 04:42 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @KathTX @austinmonitor @MKanin CitComm was substantive today. @SusanPantell had a nice discussion of importance of transit. January 28, 2016 04:43 PM
Item 8
and with this, we move into item 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:44 PM
this is for reimbursement for water line fees associated w Grove project. issue is getting scrutiny from @PoolforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:46 PM
.@poolforaustin: “more than a little troubled” w “open-ended contingent funding,” suggests cap could be exceeded #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:48 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Grove is the one that council gave $50m of fee waivers for?"
@DanKeshet not…yet! January 28, 2016 04:49 PM
KathTX "@MKanin @austinmonitor Yeeaah!!!"
@KathTX gonna be ’round on feb 9 to claim your thank you t-shirt on the @austinmonitor happy hour? January 28, 2016 04:51 PM
KathTX "@MKanin Alas no! Trip to DC for work / fun. Will pick up next time I am in town."
@KathTX we’ll set one aside for you January 28, 2016 04:52 PM
we have descended into the depths of calculations around this reimbursement item. #atxcouncil #atxgov #LUEs January 28, 2016 04:55 PM
.@poolforaustin wants to know why #atxgov needs to take action now, before base zoning for Grove site is settled. #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 04:56 PM
staff: zoning will refine numbers, extension requests can be revised down the line (down too) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:57 PM
.@poolforaustin tries to saddle staff w policy question–how does policy here jibe w need for dev to pay for itself. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 04:59 PM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 5PM

staff suggests that #atxgov policy is “congruent with that” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:00 PM
.@poolforaustin wants to know if SER provides “grandfathering” for Grove project. #atxcouncil #atxgov #pagingBrentLloyd January 28, 2016 05:02 PM
staff: SER constitutes “first permit in series” so can serve as anchor, but here, “nothing for them to grandfather to” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:04 PM
in short, legal doesn’t seem to think that Grove can use SER as a grandfathering anchor. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:05 PM
8 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:08 PM
abstain: @oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:08 PM
abstain: @oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:08 PM
off the dais: 1 @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:08 PM
#atxcouncil will now ppd 88 and 89 #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:09 PM
Item 79
#atxcouncil moves along to item 79 #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:09 PM
RT @BoDelp: You should know (WDP) asked ARG Bull Creek for basic wage/safety standards for construction workers. Wouldn’t commit. #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:10 PM
79 is over E 6th PID #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:11 PM
59 passes, 79 hearing closed yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:12 PM
off the dais: 1 (@ellenforaustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:13 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to NHCD agenda #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:16 PM
#atxcouncil sees music and procs coming, will try one last item before break. #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:28 PM
Item 89
#atxcouncil moves along to item 89. 89 is public hearing on shoal creek greenbelt. #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:28 PM
89 closed, yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:31 PM
i’ll be back after i get a juice. sounds like we have 112 speakers on something, guessing STRs. January 28, 2016 05:32 PM
.@poolforaustin pushes for parkland, PUDs, STRs in that order. @MayorAdler on board, so it’ll go like that #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:33 PM
oh wait, #atxcouncil is going to take care of lingering NHCD Council items, then brake #atxgov January 28, 2016 05:34 PM
PointAustin "@MKanin @PoolforAustin @MayorAdler No NPCT hearing today?"
@PointAustin @PoolforAustin @MayorAdler that’s on there, just not mentioned yet January 28, 2016 05:46 PM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 6PM

RT @austinmonitor: Help us justify the fact that @mkanin spends his entire Thursday at City Hall. See more here: https://t.co/8kdMPOfOIX January 28, 2016 06:07 PM
RT @PointAustin: The rough schedule for Council’s evening, with nayb contact team rules lurking somewhere in the wee hours. https://t.co/vM January 28, 2016 06:15 PM
#atxcouncil looks set to return. #atxgov January 28, 2016 06:56 PM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 7PM

as #atxcouncil returns from break, word is that there is 9 hours of total public testimony left. #atxgov #seeyanextweek January 28, 2016 07:06 PM
as #atxcouncil returns from break, word is that there is 9 hours of total public testimony left. #atxgov #seeyanextweek January 28, 2016 07:06 PM
#atxcouncil returns #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:11 PM
seems @mayoradler is angling for a postponement of the [re]manu facility (items 62, 63) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:12 PM
staff is okay w one-week delay in [re]manu hub. and so it will be. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:12 PM
first, MPT @kathietovo asks staff to examine all options related to sale, not-sale of property #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:14 PM
62 & 63 ppd until next week. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:18 PM
Item 85
and @GregorioCasar suggests ppd item 85, the small-lot amnesty item. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:18 PM
85, small lot amnesty, will move to 2.11 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:21 PM
85 yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:21 PM
Item 86
#atxcouncil moves along to item 86. 86 is parkland dedication fees. #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:22 PM
the @austinmonitor’s latest on parkland dedication is here: https://t.co/c71bWCckoN #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:24 PM
there is a compromise here, and it seems we’re circling around approval here. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:34 PM
105 minutes here on the parkland dedication item. @MayorAdler looking for a way to limit. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:35 PM
David King up now, expressing concerns over process. calls for more public discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:37 PM
Rich DePalma up w folks who took part in the agreement. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 07:40 PM
Here’s what that looks like: #atxgov #atxcouncil https://t.co/cklfm6Cqzy January 28, 2016 07:41 PM
.@donzimmermanatx asks for costs of changes in fee. says #atxgov will increase fees from $3m to more than $5m #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 07:43 PM
.@donzimmermanatx notes difficulty of sorting between affordability concerns and potential loss of fees #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 07:44 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Alison Alter: In favor of ordinance as passed on first reading, concerned about 15% cap in urban core #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 07:54 PM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 8PM

public testimony continues. Sara(h?) Speights is up, urging original language–then open up a stakeholder process #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:03 PM
public testimony continues. Sara(h?) Speights is up, urging original language–then open up a stakeholder process #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:03 PM
in case you missed it, here is why parkland dedication fees have been delayed, via @lizpagano https://t.co/N9lyWdjvdP #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:10 PM
RT @lizpagano: Welp. Parkland dedication fees have totally blown up. January 28, 2016 08:16 PM
Ted Siff up. notes that there is a wide swath of parks orgs that support consensus, under #atxcouncil direction #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:17 PM
Siff: “this is a very very good ordinance” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:18 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Shaw: Two days ago is when the public was able to see these changes.. Yes I am upset about this #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 08:18 PM
#atxcouncil now into what is in exhibits they are voting #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:25 PM
Here’s what we’re talking about…#atxgov #atxcouncil https://t.co/r1WFE6l3JR January 28, 2016 08:26 PM
MPT @kathietovo worries that, as written, ord allows for argument that “something else is more important than parkland” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:26 PM
#atxcouncil first closes public hearing on 86. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:28 PM
#atxcouncil talking about adding two check marks here, as depicted in photo i tweeted earlier #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:29 PM
oops, removing those two. removing #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:30 PM
.@gregoriocasar invites PARD to discuss standard that would be applied w.r.t. ‘diminish’ language #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:36 PM
PARD: “we already as a department look at this holistically” when making decisions #Atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:37 PM
.@gregoriocasar will vote to leave language as is, citing process thus far #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:39 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests that more parks and affordability are competing ideas #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 08:40 PM
.@gregoriocasar wants to hear PARD’s interpretation of situation. PARD says heartache is over ‘diminished’ #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:44 PM
PARD: “i don’t want us to be pitted against somebody else” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:44 PM
#atxcouncil is currently into it over language in the parkland dedication resolution, and whether it might open door to…something #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:49 PM
MPT @kathietovo keeps pushing, tries to replace ‘diminish’ w ‘significantly compromise’ #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:52 PM
MPT @kathietovo keeps pushing, tries to replace ‘diminish’ w ‘significantly compromise’ #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:52 PM
.@mayoradler indicates initial okay, then walks back #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:53 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests that language changes are inappropriate, that staff too “verbose”; that #atxcouncil should stay out of doc #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:54 PM
to be clear: @PoolforAustin calls doc “staff level” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:54 PM
vote to delete two sections passes yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:55 PM
nays: 5. two sections are out #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:55 PM
RT @AndraCLim: #atxcouncil still on question of whether PARD should consider other depts when deciding fee vs. land January 28, 2016 08:55 PM
ultimately what this is: RT @AndraCLim: #atxcouncil still on question of whether PARD should consider other depts when deciding fee vs. land January 28, 2016 08:57 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests that #atxcouncil didn’t really ask for stakeholder process? #atxgov January 28, 2016 08:58 PM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 9PM

.@gregoriocasar moves to add provision that would measure impact of affordable housing #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:00 PM
.@oraatx1 wonders what affordable housing is…#atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:00 PM
MPT @kathietovo: “everyone in city should live within walking dist of a park, and that includes ppl in afford housing” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:02 PM
MPT @Kathietovo doesn’t want to pit affordability and parks. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:03 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Casar: My district is most parks deficient in the city so know how crucial green space is #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 09:04 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Casar: I don’t think this is pitting parks against affordable housing. Simply one of numerous criteria #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 09:04 PM
amendment passes. yeas: 7 nays: 2 abstains: 2 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:05 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Tovo proposes limiting 15% cap in urban core to tracts 6 acres or less #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 09:06 PM
MPT @kathietovo amend fails. yeas: 4 (i think) nays: 7 #atxcouncil #Atxgov January 28, 2016 09:06 PM
#atxcouncil tries to take vote to end debate, fails, by unclear margin (but less than 2/3rds needed) #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:08 PM
.@poolforaustin reading from prepared statement as #atxcouncil closes in on end of parkland dedication debate. #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:08 PM
.@poolforaustin reading from prepared statement as #atxcouncil closes in on end of parkland dedication debate. #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:08 PM
.@poolforaustin raises concerns about “donut-shaped map”; suggests this goes against planning principals #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:10 PM
still, @poolforaustin will vote for what’s in front of her. notes PARD report-back in 6 months #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:11 PM
86 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:11 PM
nays: 1 #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 09:12 PM
Item 80
and #atxcouncil moves along to item 80, PUDs! #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:12 PM
here’s our latest on the PUD ordinance changes, courtesy of @lizpagano https://t.co/l8aSX1pKoW #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:16 PM
prompted by @Kathietovo, staff notes support of change. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:17 PM
three hours of testimony in PUD changes. #atxcouncil limits testimony to 2 mins a speaker. #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:18 PM
David King up for ANC, notes ANC support of change. “neighbors should have…leverage to negotiate w developers” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:19 PM
key issue here is 2/3rds majority vote required to pass a PUD if land-use comm votes against #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:20 PM
Jeff Howard up now. Reps the Grove. The Grove, of course, is the PUD under consideration at Bull Creek. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:21 PM
Howard notes that Grove is only project that change might currently impact. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:22 PM
Howard: “I’m aware of no other city” that does something like this #atxcouncil #atxgov, suggests that it would be illegal January 28, 2016 09:22 PM
Howard into case law on zoned vs unzoned land. suggests that change is not “transparent, fair, or consistent” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:26 PM
Howard: “this is moving the goal posts on one project” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:26 PM
Howard: if #atxcoucil passes amendment, they “run afoul of…petition rights” #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:30 PM
.@mayoradler asks Howard if he’d be alright w ord that required 2/3rds vote to overturn PC, no matter zoning #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:35 PM
Howard says this might be more fair, but still harbors concerns about legality #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:35 PM
HD-49 Candidate Gina Hinajosa up to say she supports measure before #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:36 PM
HD-49 Candidate Gina Hinajosa up to say she supports measure before #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:36 PM
Hinajosa up not as AISD rep (where she serves on board), on her own behalf #Atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:36 PM
Ron Thrower up. Thrower going over definition of zoning in code, going back to ’87 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:39 PM
casts as proof that #atxgov defines zoning as initial classification, rezone is an amendment to existing zoning #atxcouncil January 28, 2016 09:39 PM
Betsy Greenberg up now. Supports code change. casts 2/3rds majority as an important leverage tool for stakeholders #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:41 PM
Sarah Speights up. Suggests that “we don’t know” whether this has been applied to unzoned land. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:43 PM
Sleights reads from state law to bolster case, adds that @MayorAdler suggests on 2/3rds to overrule PC may be illegal #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 09:45 PM
RT @juliogatx: Well, this is a high-value piece of information.

https://t.co/pfKMSXqnrc January 28, 2016 09:47 PM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 10PM

.@sherigallod10 takes a minute to note that #atxcouncil meetings are long, calls on transition committee to make changes #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:03 PM
.@sherigallod10: “This is not what we promised the community” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:04 PM
.@d5kitchen offers a pledge that “this is the last meeting that #atxcouncil” does like this. #atxgov #goodluck January 28, 2016 10:04 PM
and by #goodluck, i mean, honestly, #goodluck. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:05 PM
w that, i’ll remind that @cotmediafound is fundraising to keep me in #atxcouncil chambers on Thursdays! details: https://t.co/1SeOd5CX6L January 28, 2016 10:07 PM
current speaker suggests that Grove reps are against change because they “doubt the superiority of their proposal” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:08 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin BTW, hope you don’t mind that I use your mentions as the way of filtering my tweets down to just Austin followers."
@DanKeshet not at all! January 28, 2016 10:14 PM
Chris Allen w Rosedale up. starts w note that #atxcouncil may not recognize him because most dev Rosedale works goes on consent #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:15 PM
Allen cites Austin Oaks PUD turnaround as positive effort, says this is “because of threat of supermajority vote” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:17 PM
Rosedale zoning co-chair Regina Allen up. starts w roster of unzoned properties. suggests amend isn’t about 1 property #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:21 PM
Evan Gill and Tim Bray will be the last two #citcom speakers #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:24 PM
Gill is first. says he reps a voice not often heard, notes he isn’t yet a landowner. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:26 PM
Gill is first. says he reps a voice not often heard, notes he isn’t yet a landowner. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:26 PM
Gill adds unzoned props could help w affordability. concerned about amend as written, would support @MayorAdler approach #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:27 PM
Bray is next. opposes change. echoes Gill, calls for majority rule. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:29 PM
Bray and Gill both use density-can-impact-affordability argument. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:30 PM
Howard: max number of res units is 1515 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:31 PM
MPT @kathietovo moves approval of item #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:31 PM
MPT @kathietovo argues that supermajority overrule at #atxcouncil allows PC to retain role as body of experts. #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:33 PM
MPT @Kathietovo adds that move closes loophole #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:33 PM
.@donzimmermanatx moves approval of @MayorAdler’s 3/4-majority to overrule PC on any zoning. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:34 PM
.@poolforaustin says @mayoradler move would dilute things, undercut “single tool that our neighbors have” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:35 PM
RT @lizpagano: @DanKeshet @MKanin We’re getting it — hold on! They are doing that thing where they look at a piece of paper and talk about January 28, 2016 10:39 PM
muelleratx "@tcb @DanKeshet @MKanin for zoned and unzoned?"
@muelleratx @tcb @DanKeshet I *think* so January 28, 2016 10:40 PM
.@ellenforaustin concerned w idea that volunteer board could overrule #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:40 PM
Here it is #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/LL7ot0b2Lq January 28, 2016 10:41 PM
MPT @kathietovo remains concerned w moving forward w @MayorAdler amend. suggests it’s outside of community expectations #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:43 PM
.@poolforaustin uses @d3forpio confusion over who’s seen what to suggest that @MayorAdler amend go back thru process #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:45 PM
MPT @kathietovo casts @mayoradler amend as weakening things at Planning Commission #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:46 PM
Woah… https://t.co/xggmGJfVAu January 28, 2016 10:47 PM
.@d5kitchen also won’t support amend. would want it to go back through process. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:53 PM
.@d5kitchen would still support base motion #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:53 PM
.@d5kitchen would still support base motion #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:53 PM
#atxcouncil now entertaining discussion of a postponement of the PUD thing… #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:54 PM
.@oraatx1 would also entertain ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 10:58 PM

Thursday, January 28, 2016 11PM

MPT @kathietovo seems to be looking to make zoning a 3/4majority, removes rezoning i believe #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:02 PM
im a bit cross-eyed at this point. really unsure what’s going to be voted on. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:06 PM
quoth @DonZimmermanATX: “at this point i’m ready to vote against everything” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:07 PM
so. an amendment has passed. i *think* it returns to only unzoned on super majority #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:08 PM
80 passes on 1st reading. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:08 PM
nays: @d5kitchen, @poolforaustin #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:09 PM
abstains: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 28, 2016 11:09 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @mkanin I love the ATXN long-shot that shows #atxcouncil aides huddling in the side hallway. https://t.co/sHItliuXYd January 28, 2016 11:09 PM
that was…something. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:10 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin What passed?"
@DanKeshet very unclear January 28, 2016 11:11 PM
staff suggests ppd of NPCT, given the 190 speakers waiting to talk about STRs…again. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:11 PM
.@gregoriocasar tries to dispatch w NPCT item by moving ahead w portion that is drawing fire, bylaws #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:12 PM
84 will be called up. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:13 PM
RT @muelleratx: @MKanin @DanKeshet On UNZONED land only. Zoned land remains the same January 28, 2016 11:13 PM
@DanKeshet @muelleratx @ChrisBBradford @lizpagano no January 28, 2016 11:15 PM
to be clear on 80: if it holds, 3/4 rejection at PC = 3/4 majority to overrule at #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:17 PM
Item 91
and so we head to item 91, STRs w 190 people signed up to speak. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:21 PM
Item 91
and so we head to item 91, STRs w 190 people signed up to speak. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:21 PM
Meanwhile… https://t.co/yIRVqNjrNg January 28, 2016 11:23 PM
And… https://t.co/Odm8VFfHLb January 28, 2016 11:23 PM
RT @cubbie9000: If ever there were a time for you to dig into your wallet for poor @MKanin’s sake…

https://t.co/nBS2i9rnJE January 28, 2016 11:43 PM

#atxcouncil continues to hear testimony from public on STRs. #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:49 PM
#atxcouncil #atxgov #yup https://t.co/PIZQXfxRvT January 28, 2016 11:51 PM
STR supporters, dressed in blue, returning to small percentage of bad actors argument, pushing for middle ground #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:53 PM
current speaker notes legal rulings supporting STR status as residential #atxcouncil #atxgov January 28, 2016 11:58 PM

Friday, January 29, 2016 12AM

BradySanJacinto "@MKanin what did it say?"
@BradySanJacinto “so maybe this is the nail in Gallo’s coffin” January 29, 2016 12:03 AM
RT @lizpagano: @juliogatx Please don’t talk about Bill Spelman now. I might cry. January 29, 2016 12:07 AM
oh hey! you’ve made until midnight! that means you get to read a new @austinmonitor #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 12:08 AM
RT @JoClifton78704: CAPITAL OF TEXAS MEDIA FOUNDATION is crowdrising for Keep Kanin Live Tweeting!: https://t.co/3bOHnYRJ3W January 29, 2016 12:21 AM
RT @lizpagano: Mommy, mommy there’s a dead person on Jason’s lawn. #talkingstrs January 29, 2016 12:22 AM
.@mayoradler plowing through speakers list now. seems many have left. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 12:28 AM
.@ellenforaustin asks whether many names just read by @MayorAdler were for or against ord. all against. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 12:29 AM
eraycollins "Link ia veokwn oe page is down. @MKanin @JoClifton78704"
.@eraycollins try this: https://t.co/sIhfNqLt7I January 29, 2016 12:31 AM
eraycollins "Link is broken or page is down. @MKanin @JoClifton78704"
@eraycollins @JoClifton78704 ’twas a bad link. January 29, 2016 12:32 AM
HomeAway COO up, notes contributions to community, longevity, economic impact, fact that #atxgov is “our home” #atxcouncil January 29, 2016 12:41 AM
HomeAway COO notes “cold shoulder” given company by #atxgov #atxcouncil January 29, 2016 12:43 AM
testimony from, primarily, STR Type-2 supporters continues here at #atxcouncil. #atxgov January 29, 2016 12:50 AM
testimony from, primarily, STR Type-2 supporters continues here at #atxcouncil. #atxgov January 29, 2016 12:50 AM
next speaker looks offers 311 data that suggests spike in 311 STR complaints #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 12:55 AM
speaker calls for “adjacent neighbor survey” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 12:56 AM
eraycollins "Now that’s interesting, @MKanin."
@eraycollins to be clear: that spike was in Jan 2016 January 29, 2016 12:57 AM

Friday, January 29, 2016 1AM

current speaker linking STR operations to Jumpolin folks. to gentrification too. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 01:01 AM
LillyRockwell "Surprised that #atxcouncil is still going strong at this late hour. Thoughts, prayers with @marymhuber @MKanin."
@LillyRockwell wish you were here? January 29, 2016 01:11 AM
#atxcouncil STR testimony continues. some pro-ordinance views scattered in now #atxgov January 29, 2016 01:18 AM
STR-2 supporter suggests that spike in 311 complaints could signal that regs are working #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 01:42 AM
RT @PeteGilcrease: @MKanin The graph is for 311 calls and not verified violations. Could just be anti-STR people reporting people for no re January 29, 2016 01:45 AM
RT @marymhuber: It’s almost 2 a.m., and we’re still hearing public testimony on STRs at #atxcouncil. January 29, 2016 01:47 AM
lizpagano "@MKanin @marymhuber Do you know how much is left?"
@lizpagano @marymhuber dunno. I’ll ask! January 29, 2016 01:52 AM
word is, we’ve got about 13 signed up speakers left #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 01:54 AM

Friday, January 29, 2016 2AM

lizpagano "@MKanin Did I just hear someone call for more discussion?"
@lizpagano I don’t think so but it wouldn’t be out of character January 29, 2016 02:01 AM
#citcom concludes on 91 (STRs) #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:05 AM
.@mayoradler taking a minute to assess situation, notes late hour, suggests a ppd or 1st reading passage #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:06 AM
.@d5kitchen suggests a ppd “to a time-certain that is during the day” #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:06 AM
.@d5kitchen: “i don’t think we should be deliberating at all at this point” #atxcouncil #ATxgov January 29, 2016 02:07 AM
.@mayoradler suggests that STRs shouldn’t come back when TNCs on agenda, adds that strikes next two agendas #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:08 AM
MPT @kathietovo suggests 1st reading passage, no amends, dig in next time #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:08 AM
.@d3forpio echoes MPT @kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:09 AM
.@d3forpio echoes MPT @kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:09 AM
.@donzimmermanatx calls for he and his colleagues to sum what they’ve heard before we leave #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 29, 2016 02:09 AM
.@d5kitchen suggests that #atxcouncil do this on a Tuesday. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:10 AM
.@mayoradler hints at the first tuesday after 2.19 #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:10 AM
#atxcouncil lands on 2.23 as the day that we all get to do this again #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:12 AM
.@donzimmermanatx will take his own hint and sum what he heard #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity January 29, 2016 02:14 AM
.@donzimmermanatx hears concerns of some STR neighbors, also hears concerns of STR owners. #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:15 AM
.@donzimmermanatx offers solution: a task force looking at all public disturbance problems #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:16 AM
.@ellenforaustin suggests that it may not be fun to hang out with #atxcouncil until the wee hours…#atxgov January 29, 2016 02:17 AM
#atxcouncil ppds STRs until 2.23 yeas: 9 #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:18 AM
nays: 2 @Kathietovo, @d3forpio #atxcouncil #atxgov January 29, 2016 02:18 AM
that’ll do it for yesterday/today. thanks much for following along. And donate to keep me doing this! https://t.co/sIhfNqLt7I #atxcouncil January 29, 2016 02:19 AM
Aloha_Analytics "@MKanin night night Michael."
@Aloha_Analytics g’night! January 29, 2016 02:21 AM
Aloha_Analytics "@MKanin Friday can you check this and see what it actually was that they passed on the PUD issue? Thanks."
@Aloha_Analytics a vote by 3/4 of Land use commission requires 3/4 of #atxcouncil to overturn January 29, 2016 02:57 AM
Aloha_Analytics "@MKanin That’s also for ZAP. It use to only require a majority disapproval at the Land Use Comm. to require a supermajority at Council?"
@Aloha_Analytics *think* so. I imagine we’ll cover this next week January 29, 2016 02:58 AM

Friday, January 29, 2016 9AM

RT @Movability: RT @austinmonitor: #atxcouncil stalls mandatory fingerprinting for TNCs (via @EvaRuth) https://t.co/AAvm1Em9Mr #atxgov January 29, 2016 09:46 AM

Friday, January 29, 2016 11AM

MANY thanks to supporters of our “Keep Kanin live Tweeting” campaign–we’ve hit our January goal! We’ll start up again next week. #atxgov January 29, 2016 11:26 AM

Saturday, January 30, 2016 12PM

RT @JimmyFlannigan: Aspiring #atxcouncil nerd? @MKanin tweets cover marathon meetings in minutes. Send him a few $$ to keep it up. https:/ January 30, 2016 12:01 PM
JimmyFlannigan "Aspiring #atxcouncil nerd? @MKanin tweets cover marathon meetings in minutes. Send him a few $$ to keep it up. https://t.co/P773H2zhn8"
@JimmyFlannigan thanks Jimmy! January 30, 2016 12:01 PM
RT @JimmyFlannigan: @MKanin Reviewing your tweets from Thursday helps me prepare for my #atxd6 Town Hall After Party today! https://t.co/de January 30, 2016 12:03 PM
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