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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 10.12.2017

Monday, October 16, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

TickTock is the sortable transcript of @austinmonitor Tweets from the most recent Austin City Council meeting.

ITEMS

TickTock for Friday, October 13, 2017

Participants:

austinmonitor 57

cdcatx 2

Debmocracy 1

eraycollins 1

Thursday, October 12, 2017 9AM

All Access Readers! Get a head start on today’s City Council meeting with @lizpagano ‘s TipSheet. https://t.co/hsdNSzA48O October 12, 2017 09:58 AM

Thursday, October 12, 2017 10AM

We collected your CodeNEXT fears. And then tried to fact-check them. — via @AKMcGlinchy https://t.co/jjUTGLZsEZ October 12, 2017 10:00 AM
Good morning! #atxcouncil is up and running. October 12, 2017 10:15 AM
Here’s the agenda that shows actions taken during the meeting, for reference: https://t.co/2C02JGROUC #atxcouncil October 12, 2017 10:16 AM
Items pulled for discussion: Items 6, 8, 12, 15, 18, 29 (which will be heard at 2pm) #atxcouncil October 12, 2017 10:18 AM
Item 16
.@GregCasar adds an amendment to Item 16 that makes note of the interlocal judicial task force October 12, 2017 10:20 AM
Interesting. though it won’t be discussed today, @GregCasar would like an audit of the citizen review panel’s recs: https://t.co/EYsJidYUMl October 12, 2017 10:23 AM
Gus Peña looks sharp today! #atxcouncil October 12, 2017 10:24 AM
RT @ksnaustin: @breathesgelatin @gardnerselby Oh look! @austinmonitor is on it! https://t.co/7b13bTMYxB October 12, 2017 10:27 AM
eraycollins "https://t.co/3WI0GjGLQ4 seems to have died just since earlier this morning, @austinmonitor. Or is it just me?"
@eraycollins Yes! It was a very exciting morning, but it’s fixed now. October 12, 2017 10:27 AM
Item 7
Consent agenda passes, with Flannigan voting no on 10, and Troxclair voting no on 2,3, and 10. Item 7 has also now been pulled. October 12, 2017 10:30 AM
Item 6
Item 6 up now. This would increase the CodeNEXT contract by $2.275 million. Expecting a discussion more expansive than that. October 12, 2017 10:31 AM
.@AnnKitchenATX now explaining this: https://t.co/Nq6aY0osD1 October 12, 2017 10:31 AM
Now @LesliePoolATX is up, with a list of issues and questions — making an amendment that would get info to ppl. before draft 3. October 12, 2017 10:44 AM
The things Pool is looking for from the consultants are listed here: https://t.co/mUyYB7IOD2 October 12, 2017 10:45 AM
These are all things that ppl have been asking for/about for a while, the amendment would formalize the requests and give a deadline October 12, 2017 10:46 AM
CM Kitchen agrees with the Pool requests, but notes that not all of the requests are for the consultants, some should be directed at staff October 12, 2017 10:47 AM
Speakers so far are not stoked about this additional money to Opticos. October 12, 2017 10:59 AM

Thursday, October 12, 2017 11AM

Commission casts aside CodeNEXT timeline — via @JosephCaterine https://t.co/cRgNhZTVNj October 12, 2017 11:01 AM
“I agree with many of you, but for different reasons” — CM Garza sums up a lot of this CodeNEXT thing. October 12, 2017 11:19 AM
CM Casar points out that taking more time will probably cost more more money — money needed for other things. October 12, 2017 11:22 AM
So, at the moment CMs are just taking turns airing various frustrations with development and the cost of living, etc. October 12, 2017 11:33 AM
Oh! There’s a memo that explains why staff hasn’t responded to continued community questions and concerns about the CodeNEXT process #gimme October 12, 2017 11:37 AM
This discussion is very similar to the Planning Commission discussion on Tuesday. Check @JosephCaterine’s recap: https://t.co/oVqUyAF693 October 12, 2017 11:38 AM
It seems like Those In Charge are starting to realize that the process/timeline that has been handed to them is… untenable. October 12, 2017 11:40 AM
Rusthoven agrees to provide a list of the 7,000 public comments. Tovo presses the issue about why comments weren’t reflected in draft October 12, 2017 11:55 AM
Here’s part of why #atxcouncil is peeved. Check the number of unanswered questions: https://t.co/wr4rk4jpDo October 12, 2017 11:57 AM

Thursday, October 12, 2017 12PM

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Contract passes, with Pool’s list of additional demands. Passes 7-3, with Alter, Pool and Houston voting no. (@eraycollins called it.) October 12, 2017 12:06 PM
What We Woke Up To: October 12, 2017 – https://t.co/I0VUWFjo6Z October 12, 2017 12:10 PM
RT @ATXRail: Capital Metro’s newest board member @jefftravillion talks transit https://t.co/VDRVGprp3B by @cubbie9000 via @austinmonitor October 12, 2017 12:23 PM
#atxcouncil now going into executive session — aiming to come back at 1:15/ 1:30 October 12, 2017 12:32 PM

Thursday, October 12, 2017 1PM

Capital Metro’s newest board member Travillion talks transit — via @cubbie9000 https://t.co/mj92fyi8wK October 12, 2017 01:01 PM
Item 15
Item 15 passes unanimously with Kitchen absent for the vote. #atxcouncil October 12, 2017 01:53 PM
Item 8
Now Item 8 is up — a settlement that will give the city $150,000 out of the fines owed — about $800,000 October 12, 2017 01:55 PM
That settlement failed 3-7. October 12, 2017 01:55 PM
That was for the property located at 1127 and 1205 East 52ndStreet. Here’s our story on the situation. https://t.co/704ouapzeX October 12, 2017 01:57 PM

Thursday, October 12, 2017 2PM

Misgivings clear the way for an East Austin ADU — via @lizpagano https://t.co/WqZ2d9a5bW October 12, 2017 02:01 PM
Item 18
Item 18 passes, unanimously. October 12, 2017 02:34 PM
Item 22
Zoning consent agenda — There is apparently an agreement on Item 22 for 2nd reading. Item 24, pp’t, Items 23 and 25 will be discussion October 12, 2017 02:36 PM
Item 22
Items 22 and 24 pass on consent, with Flanningan voting against Item 22. October 12, 2017 02:41 PM
Item 23
Item 23 passes, with Flannigan voting no. October 12, 2017 02:48 PM
Item 25
Item 25 up now — rezoning at 12101 ½ Conrad Road to construct two residential units. October 12, 2017 02:49 PM

Thursday, October 12, 2017 3PM

Our Quote of the Day for Thursday, October 12, 2017. Read more: https://t.co/orNjENReGr https://t.co/e1YL2dlyN8 October 12, 2017 03:01 PM
Debmocracy "@austinmonitor yet they approved the funding anyway 🙁 NO ACCOUNTABILITY-NO MONEY! Did any cmbrs vote against?"
@Debmocracy Yes, three did: Pool, Houston and Alter. October 12, 2017 03:23 PM
cdcatx "@CapMetroATX Which firm is contracts to run this planning game @austinmonitor? The “budgetparty” domain record has… https://t.co/otpuojKmjN"
@cdcatx @CapMetroATX Hi, sorry, we’re having trouble understanding the question. It was developed with @openaustin … does that help? October 12, 2017 03:25 PM
Item 25
Item 25 passes, Pool votes no. (After a weird discussion about how code enforcement would regulate “servants only” deed restrictions.) October 12, 2017 03:31 PM
Item 29
Now on to Item 29 — the Visit Austin budget. CM Pool, who was one of the main critics last time, immediately moves for approval October 12, 2017 03:32 PM
“Tons of people here to speak on this” though the mayor is unsure we need to hear from 55 people since the details have been worked out. October 12, 2017 03:34 PM
55 people sit silent. October 12, 2017 03:34 PM
MPT Tovo, however, has some questions for Visit Austin. October 12, 2017 03:34 PM
No plans to add more staff, says Visit Austin, added one person last year. October 12, 2017 03:35 PM
Tovo says she will support this, notes “increasingly thoughtful” conversations about HOT — would like those conversations to continue October 12, 2017 03:36 PM
Mayor Adler thanks Visit Austin for good work, particularly in regards to changes to promote diversity. October 12, 2017 03:42 PM
Budget approved unanimously. October 12, 2017 03:43 PM
Pretty much done until 4, Items 26 27 and 28 left, but they shouldn’t be too controversial. October 12, 2017 03:44 PM

Thursday, October 12, 2017 6PM

cdcatx "@austinmonitor @CapMetroATX @openaustin Thanks. How is the ‘games’ campaign being funded?"
@cdcatx @CapMetroATX @openaustin I don’t know that there’s a campaign, but here is the Open Austin info — the proj… https://t.co/3mRjtVzfxM October 12, 2017 06:59 PM

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