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TickTock: Austin City Council Meeting 10.1.2015

Monday, October 5, 2015 by Michael Kanin

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

ITEMS

Tick Tock

Participants:

MKanin 169
DanKeshet 2
mclarkmadison 1
JimmyFlannigan 1
taradoolittle 1
cubbie9000 1
jasoncherkis 1
Thanks @jasoncherkis! October 01, 2015 07:54 AM

Thursday, October 01, 2015 10AM

checking in from #atxcouncil where the dais is full. should be under way shortly #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:24 AM
and here we go at #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:27 AM
.@oraatx1 begins things by noting recent Blue Ribbon status for Blackshear Elem. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:30 AM
.@sherigallod10 also takes a minute. notes that new #atxcouncil been in office 9 months. also passing out pumpkins to colleagues #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:31 AM
.@mayoradler kicks off business w notes about Castle Hill item from last week. looks like #atxcouncil couldnt act on all 3 readings. #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:34 AM
.@mayoradler kicks off business w notes about Castle Hill item from last week. looks like #atxcouncil couldnt act on all 3 readings. #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:34 AM
pulled #atxcouncil items 4, 5, 10, 11, 21, 26, 28 (ppd), 32, 39 #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:35 AM
any @austinmonitor All Access readers can take a look at our guesses about todays action here: http://t.co/KhAy0RuYHJ #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:37 AM
General comment on #atxcouncil w StuartHarryHersh. Hersh worried about lack of $s to Affrdble Hsing Trust Fund on items 12, 13. #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:39 AM
Item 20
After concerns from Hisp Contractors Juan Oyervides, @PoolforAustin pulls item 20 too #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:44 AM
MPT @kathietovo looking for room to waive #atxcouncil rules (a thing they can do) and approve Castle Hill on all 3 readings. #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:46 AM
Item 1
…and #atxcouncil will pull item 1 (minutes) to discuss MPT @kathietovo pitch #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:47 AM
…and @oraatx1 pulls items 12 & 13 too, looking for more info. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:47 AM
#atxcouncil consent passes yeas: 10 off the dais: 1 (@gregoriocasar) #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:47 AM
Item 1
#atxcouncil moves to item 1, where @kathietovo will move waiver of rules to pass Castle Hill on all three readings. #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:48 AM
@donzimmermanatx looking back, wants to see if #atxcouncil intention was to pass on 3 readings #atxgov #zimcity October 01, 2015 10:49 AM
staff rehashes. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:49 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Is #Zimcity voting aye on consent these days?"
.@DanKeshet some of it. still multiple abstentions. well look for a good way to better document all of that. October 01, 2015 10:50 AM
.@mayoradler ready to move ahead w 3 readings. @oraatx1 doesnt like the feel of things. would prefer 1 reading only. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:50 AM
in light of @oraatx1 concerns, MPT @kathietovo w.draws motion. #atxcouncil will wait a week to make it formal. rest of minutes pass #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:51 AM
yeas: 10 off the dais: 1 (@gregoriocasar) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:51 AM
#atxcouncil moves along to solar power deals, items 4 & 5 #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:52 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin I think he might be losing his edge."
.@DanKeshet X#zimcityX? October 01, 2015 10:52 AM
17 speakers on solar power. seems that some testimony would be limited. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:53 AM
#atxcouncil will take neutral, no communicators first. #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:54 AM
#atxcouncil will take neutral, no communicators first. #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:54 AM
Cyrus Reed up first. says even one contract makes #atxgov solar city #atxcouncil October 01, 2015 10:56 AM
Item 5
Reed supports first deal (4), wants #atxcouncil to hold off on item 5 so RMC can vet #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:56 AM
.@dgarzaford2 doesnt want to circumvent any commissions w 5. #atxcouncil #atxgov wonders if RMC should get same AE exec session CMs did October 01, 2015 10:58 AM
as Reed told @austinmonitor radio Wednesday, some lingering concerns that pricing in 5 is not as low as it could be. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:58 AM
Paul Robbins up now. Robbins notes earlier wind deal, where price dropped after AE locked in contracts. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 10:59 AM

Thursday, October 01, 2015 11AM

Robbins suggests that solar deals in 5 are not a great deal. #atxcouncil #atxgov puts cost at $120+m extra October 01, 2015 11:00 AM
.@AustinChamber pres Mike Rollins up. concerned re affordability; notes #atxcouncil policy that mandates AEin bottom 50% on pricing. #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:02 AM
Rollins also brings up specter of biomass deal. says if AE could get out of it, it would save 4% #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:03 AM
.@mayoradler asks if @AustinChamber supports 4. chamber does, but continues to push for AE in bottom 50% on pricing. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:05 AM
.@donzimmermanatx opposes both items. says even if its only an additional 1%, 1% is in the wrong direction #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 01, 2015 11:05 AM
.@mayoradler notes that the cost could turn around in early years of solar deal. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:06 AM
rep from #atxgov manufacturing assn up. suggests that costs of solar are too high. #atxcouncil October 01, 2015 11:07 AM
.@mayoradler repeats notion solar contracts could turn around. asks manufacturing assn if it supports 4. it is neutral. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:08 AM
pro side up now to argue for, presumably, both deals. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:09 AM
Kaiba White up with @PublicCitizenTX, pushing for full 600+ megawatts. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:14 AM
still, White not opposed to ppd under notion that further negotiation could drop prices. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:14 AM
Item 4
comment ends. #atxcouncil ready for discussion, vote. item 4 will be first. #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:18 AM
.@dgarzaford2 indicates support for 4 (previews ppd for 5) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:19 AM
.@dgarzaford2 objects to @austinenergy tweet of @statesman editorial on solar. wants report about it from CMgr. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:20 AM
.@dgarzaford2 objects to @austinenergy tweet of @statesman editorial on solar. wants report about it from CMgr. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:20 AM
.@dgarzaford2 suggests that any @austinenergy staff that want to get involved in policy should run for office. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:21 AM
AE staff explaining how it believes that deal in 4 will actually cost less in 3-4 years. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:22 AM
.@donzimmermanatx asks (rhetorically) whether the whole solar thing is motivated by gen plan. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:24 AM
.@mayoradler doing his part to sell affordability of deal. hitting familiar notes on rise of gas prices. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:26 AM
taradoolittle "Council just took Austin Energy to task for tweeting our editorial about the solar proposal. http://t.co/G5lOYmf3y9 #ATXCouncil"
to be clear, @taradoolittle, it was really just @dgarzaford2 October 01, 2015 11:28 AM
.@mayoradler now turns to price of first deal, notes how low it is. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:30 AM
.@ellenforaustin tries different tack on notion that #atxcouncil policy locks AE into renewables; staff says its hard to seperate #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:31 AM
.@donzimmermanatx continues along @ellenforaustin lines, originally raised by him, that #atxcouncil policy locks AE into renewables #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:33 AM
discussion puts staff in the uncomfortable position of defending policies not made by them #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:35 AM
.@gregoriocasar dives #atxcouncil into depths of discussion about risks inherent in energy purchasing. #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:38 AM
.@d3forpio will support 4. but has some concerns about cost in outlying years. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:41 AM
RT @PointAustin: @MKanin notes ongoing tension between dais and the staff lecterns #atxcouncil https://t.co/ETL5UNIh9r October 01, 2015 11:42 AM
.@donzimmermanatx looking for at least one #atxcouncil member review solar PPA. #atxgov nominates @SheriGalloD10 October 01, 2015 11:46 AM
.@mayoradler suggests that question head for exec session. looks like #atxcouncil nearing vote here. #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:46 AM
4 passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:47 AM
nays: 2 (@donzimmermanatx @ellenforaustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 01, 2015 11:48 AM
Item 5
#atxcouncil moves to item 5. @dgarzaford2 moves to ppd contract ahead of advisory body review. #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:48 AM
should also note some continued apparent movement in specific numbers in solar deals. seems these move as #atxcouncil deliberates #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:51 AM
ppd passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:53 AM
ppd passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:53 AM
#atxcouncil will try now to move quickly with a handful of items before #citcom #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:54 AM
Item 32
first up, item 32. @gregoriocasar asks about lack of EUC endorsement. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:54 AM
staff: EUC worried about reccs consultant made during recent AE rate case. AE believes that this stuff was advisory only #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:56 AM
.@poolforaustin wonders about backup; looks like only this contractor is ready to go. alternate would take 4-6 months #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 11:59 AM

Thursday, October 01, 2015 12PM

staff: i want to allay any concerns that (contractor here) is driving process. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 12:00 PM
MPT @kathietovo takes opportunity to ask when RFP consumer advocate (on AE rates) will come to #atxcouncil. answer is mid-November. #atxgov October 01, 2015 12:02 PM
sidenote: @lizpagano and i are working on a hashtag for the PUD discussion. any thoughts? i like #pudpudpud she likes #pudestrian October 01, 2015 12:08 PM
#atxcouncil questions about contractor in 32 continue. much of this is over work product from last rate case. #atxgov October 01, 2015 12:09 PM
32 passes. yeas: 8 #atxconcil #atxgov October 01, 2015 12:09 PM
nays: 3 (@donzimmermanatx, @poolforaustin, @dgarzaford2, i believe) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 12:10 PM
and, with that, yr @austinmonitor team heads to lunch #atxgov October 01, 2015 12:10 PM
mclarkmadison "@MKanin @lizpagano best hed ever, from NOKOA on the Barton Creek deal in 1990: Council Puts Pox on PUD."
#ZOMG @mclarkmadison @lizpagano October 01, 2015 12:11 PM
cubbie9000 "@MKanin @lizpagano #PUDantics #ThisPUDsForYou #SillyPUDdy #ImportantCivicDiscussionInvolvingTheInsAndOutsOfPlannedUnitDevelopmentsAndTheDyna"
@cubbie9000 @lizpagano #ThisPUDsForYou October 01, 2015 12:16 PM

Thursday, October 01, 2015 2PM

Item 39
back picking up #atxcouncil #thisPUDsforyou discussion. #atxgov (item 39) October 01, 2015 02:10 PM
.@donzimmermanatx moved to send to a committee. objections from some #atxcouncil members who want action today #atxgov #thisPUDsforyou October 01, 2015 02:11 PM
.@sherigallod10 wants to take discussion to exec session about issues on 39. seems #atxcouncil is headed that way #thisPUDsforyou #atxgov October 01, 2015 02:12 PM
to recap, loosely, #thisPUDsforyou generally applies to unzoned land in #atxgov, specifically applies to the Grove…#atxcouncil October 01, 2015 02:16 PM
.@mayoradler prefers a vetting via #atxcouncil committee. would call on colleagues to not do anything at the moment #atxgov #thisPUDsforyou October 01, 2015 02:16 PM
MPT @kathietovo: some changes from @mayoradler jibe w intent of her resolution, urges adoption of #thisPUDsforyou today. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 02:22 PM
MPT @kathietovo: some changes from @mayoradler jibe w intent of her resolution, urges adoption of #thisPUDsforyou today. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 02:22 PM
MPT @kathietovo also notes adoption today initiates code amend process, will go before other bodies #atxcouncil #atxgov #thisPUDsforyou October 01, 2015 02:23 PM
MPT @kathietovo takes shot at existing #atxcouncil processes, notes other items moved ahead of advisory body input #atxgov #thisPUDsforyou October 01, 2015 02:25 PM
should also MPT @kathietovo underlined #atxcouncil past its 6 months point, encourages ongoing review of processes #atxgov #thisPUDsforyou October 01, 2015 02:26 PM
and with that, #atxcouncil heads to exec session over #thisPUDsforyou #atxgov October 01, 2015 02:26 PM

Thursday, October 01, 2015 3PM

looks like #atxcouncil is set to return very soon…#atxgov #thisPUDsforyou October 01, 2015 03:03 PM
JimmyFlannigan "@MKanin #thisPUDsforyou is my new favorite hashtag"
Credit goes to @cubbie9000, @JimmyFlannigan October 01, 2015 03:06 PM
#atxcouncil is back. Here is @MayorAdler’s resolution for the #ThisPUDsForYou #atxgov https://t.co/azlEDQk6hT October 01, 2015 03:12 PM
@mayoradler lining up for a handful of change on that doc. first adds initiate to be it resolved. #atxcouncil #atxgov #thisPUDsforyou October 01, 2015 03:13 PM
other additions would bring code changes to #atxcouncil planning/nh committee in Dec (or as soon as possible) #Atxgov #thisPUDsforyou October 01, 2015 03:15 PM
RT @PointAustin: @JimmyFlannigan @MKanin I prefer #chewingthePUD which is what they’re doing now; Adler tweaking Tovo’s code amendment October 01, 2015 03:15 PM
with @mayoradler changes, @donzimmermanatx wdraws motion to refer to committee. vote coming #atxcouncil #atxgov #thisPUDsforyou October 01, 2015 03:17 PM
.@mayoradler amendment passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcounciul #atxgov #thisPUDsforyou October 01, 2015 03:17 PM
and #atxcouncil passes 39, which gets thing rolling on the #thisPUDsforyou item #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:18 PM
Item 48
#atxcouncil next ppds item 48, 49 to Oct. #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:18 PM
Item 44
#atxcouncil moves along to item 44, which would make engine braking a nuisence, extend prohibition outside #atxgov limits October 01, 2015 03:19 PM
Speaker up now playing a video with engine breaking noises. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:24 PM
RT @mikecher: @MKanin I live right by 183 n. Central Austin. Jake brakes not an issue. Wish they would address real issues once in a while. October 01, 2015 03:26 PM
.@sherigallod10 will abstain, not ready to vote without input from trucking industry about safety (and engine breaks) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:35 PM
.@d5kitchen notes that engine breaking is already illegal. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:35 PM
.@d5kitchen notes that engine breaking is already illegal. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:35 PM
44 passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:36 PM
abstains: 2 (@poolforaustin, @sherigallod10) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:36 PM
Item 45
#atxcouncil moves along to item 45. this is the change to the nh plan contact team rules #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:37 PM
#atxcouncil takes #citcom. Zilkers David King up first. says no perfect NH planning process, argues for more comprehensive approach #Atxgov October 01, 2015 03:38 PM
King suggests that changes are aimed at only one NH contact team, would rather #atxcouncil deal with that team specifically. #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:38 PM
ANC Prez Mary Ingle is next. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:41 PM
I think that this resolution is premature. It seems like this has just come out of the blue –Mary Ingle. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:42 PM
Ingle also signals concerns about idea that resolution is pointed at just one contact team, and is thus overly broad. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:42 PM
Ingle argues for indefinite ppd of item. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:43 PM
Ana Aguillre (sp?) also echoes that issue is one of just one contact team, and not hers #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:44 PM
.@d3forpio notes that NH Planning Contact team item kicks off a process, more room for input before final approval #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:46 PM
.@d3forpio then notes specific trouble as he sees it: that some contact teams not fully transparent, dont allow votes. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:47 PM
RT @mpusto: @MKanin Problem is, it’s not just one contact team that is an issue. October 01, 2015 03:48 PM
RT @tcb: Or announce meetings. Or have inclusive bylaws. https://t.co/nDB6xdDBtE October 01, 2015 03:48 PM
.@d3forpio moves approval of his NHP contact team. wants to reissue folks that his Cesar Chavez NH team very inclusive #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:51 PM
we allow all people to come in and sit and have a voice –@d3forpio #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:51 PM
and @d3forpio sights his target: specifically singles out Govalle contact team and lack of transparency there. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:52 PM
.@gregoriocasar offers amendment that allows for spirit not just letter of uniform template w.r.t. bylaws #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:57 PM
.@d3forpio accepts amendment as friendly. @dgarzaforD2 looking for ways to be sure that NHPCTs are not more exclusive #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:59 PM
.@d3forpio accepts amendment as friendly. @dgarzaforD2 looking for ways to be sure that NHPCTs are not more exclusive #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 03:59 PM

Thursday, October 01, 2015 4PM

.@dgarzaford2 suggestions seems to be something that she, @GregorioCasar and @d3forpio all agree with #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:00 PM
.@poolforaustin wonders if resolution is premature, given coming auditor report in what she argues is similar direction #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:03 PM
.@poolforaustin wants to be sure that any changes wont interfere with existing (she argues successful) contact teams #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:04 PM
.@poolforaustin looking to table item for now. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:05 PM
.@d3forpio suggests process initiated by his move could take 3 months, implies this might allow room for coming audit #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:06 PM
.@poolforaustin prompts #atxgov auditor: does this overlap? short version: probably. #atxcouncil October 01, 2015 04:08 PM
.@poolforaustin tries a stab at specificity, wonders whether @d3forpio could tailor for the one specific concern. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:09 PM
.@d5kitchen sees no harm in moving forward, notes information will come back and process will include stakeholders. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:09 PM
.@oraatx1 says shes heard from many contact teams in her D concerned w @d3forpio resolution. also looking for changes #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:11 PM
#atxgov underscores notion that city will not do anything without getting stakeholder input #atxcouncil @oraatx1 seems skeptical. October 01, 2015 04:14 PM
#atxcouncil just switched order of a couple of grafs in this resoltion. #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:15 PM
MPT @kathietovo supports res, based on notion that it is a start of a conversation. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:16 PM
.@poolforaustin looking for language that specifically notes that some #atxgov NPCTs behave well. #atxcouncil seems like thatll make it October 01, 2015 04:18 PM
with that, @poolforaustin may support item. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:18 PM
45 passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:19 PM
Item 58
#atxcouncil moves along to item 58, vision zero plan. #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:20 PM
.@oraatx1 & @donzimmermanatx object to including vision zero in imagine austin. #zimcity: traffic fatality reductions unrealistic #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:35 PM
.@d5kitchen notes that vision zero task force work is ongoing; @poolforaustin looking to send item to committee. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:37 PM
RT @JennCurington: CM Zimmerman said when he hears someone say ATX will one day have 0 traffic deaths “I think theyre living in a fairy la October 01, 2015 04:38 PM
RT @JennCurington: CM Zimmerman said when he hears someone say ATX will one day have 0 traffic deaths “I think theyre living in a fairy la October 01, 2015 04:38 PM
RT @mpusto: @MKanin @D5Kitchen @PoolforAustin Yes, Kitchen gets it. October 01, 2015 04:39 PM
.@d5kitchen notes that language simply sets goal in imagine austin. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:40 PM
58 passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:40 PM
nays: 2 (@donzimmermanatx @oraatx1) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:41 PM
Item 10
#Atxcouncil moves along to item 10. interlocal over STAR flight. #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:41 PM
.@donzimmermanatx looking for more detail on what costs are here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 01, 2015 04:42 PM
staff explains what deal is. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:42 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders why STARFlight isnt entirely TravCo thing. staff says that it mostly is, aside from dispatch #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:44 PM
10 passes yeas: 10 off the dais: 1 (@gregoriocasar) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:45 PM
Item 11
#atxcouncil moves along to item 11 #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:45 PM
11 is settlement with White Lodging over JW Marriott incentives. pulled by @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 01, 2015 04:46 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wants to know what impact to budget of increase in $2.4m for funds. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 01, 2015 04:46 PM
city legal notes that fund has very specific limitations. #atxcouncil will get something from staff about budget impact here. #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:47 PM
.@donzimmermanatx moves approval #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 01, 2015 04:47 PM
.@gregoriocasar (who led @workersdefense fight over issue before elected life) runs through history. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:47 PM
long list of thank yous here from @gregoriocasar #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:52 PM
.@dgarzaford2 is more succinct: this is what happens when some dont hold up their end of bargain. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:53 PM
11 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:53 PM
#atxcouncil moves along, however i need to check out. thanks for following along! #atxgov October 01, 2015 04:54 PM
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