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TickTock: Austin City Council Meeting 10.15.2015

Sunday, October 18, 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 485
tcb 6
DanKeshet 3
JennCurington 2
PeteGilcrease 1
wdfloyd 1
juliamontgomery 1
lizpagano 1
cubbie9000 1
lcurrie 1
PointAustin 1
MikeGorse 1
yak_attak 1
eraycollins 1
PoolforAustin 1
TheJHoulihan 1

Thursday, October 15, 2015 9AM

@teddholladay @lizpagano @austinmonitor nope. October 15, 2015 09:02 AM
@teddholladay @lizpagano @austinmonitor nope. October 15, 2015 09:02 AM
checking in from #atxcouncil where we will probably still be at this time tomorrow. #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:50 AM
STRs, ADUs, TNCs, solar power, bluebonnet historic district, and much more on todays agenda #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:50 AM
All Access @austinmonitor readers can check out @lizpaganos preview of todays #atxcouncil action here: http://t.co/G6b8n7AIBO #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:52 AM
All Access @austinmonitor readers can check out @lizpaganos preview of todays #atxcouncil action here: http://t.co/G6b8n7AIBO #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:52 AM
eraycollins "@MKanin Items can be kicked off the agenda for only so many meetings in a row, I suppose."
.@eraycollins basic governmental physics, i believe. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:53 AM

Thursday, October 15, 2015 10AM

word is 100 speakers are already signed up for various items here at #atxcouncil #atxgov #fivehours October 15, 2015 10:00 AM
4pm time certains for #atxcouncil: affordable housing, Korean Church and MMK ventures zoning cases #atxgov #timecertainnottimecertain October 15, 2015 10:06 AM
TNCs could be 6pm time certain #timecertainnottimecertain #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:06 AM
those are proposed times, they have not been formally approved. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:07 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Is the press corps getting ready with the #12badhours hashtag?"
@DanKeshet #48badhours October 15, 2015 10:07 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Calling them #notbefore’s would really help clarify this."
@DanKeshet …and would consume fewer characters…#atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:08 AM
MikeGorse "@MKanin Let me guess. David King is one of them."
@MikeGorse definitely saw him at the sign-up station October 15, 2015 10:13 AM
thinking about a vaguely nostalgic #ADieU hashtag for ADUs today. thoughts? (read: adieu, not ADieU) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:15 AM
#atxcouncil under way #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:18 AM
cubbie9000 "@MKanin Keeping with the Shakespeare theme, why not #MuchADU?"
@cubbie9000 thatll be the one. well done! October 15, 2015 10:18 AM
.@mayoradler takes a minute to recognize Bastrop fires. Our thoughts and prayers are with them #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:21 AM
Austin stands ready to assist our neighbors in Bastrop in their time of need -@mayoradler #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:21 AM
C Mgr Ott reports that he & copter crew made attempt to get close to fires, there was too much smoke. headed back later #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:22 AM
#atxcouncil items 52 87 withdrawn #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:23 AM
Item 63
item 63 has a valid petition #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:23 AM
items 83 & 84 will be ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:23 AM
pulled: 3, 7, 10, 30, 35, 38, 39, 42, 43, 48, 50, 51, 53, 56, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:29 AM
time-certains (#notbefores) are as noted as earlier. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:30 AM
time-certains (#notbefores) are as noted as earlier. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:30 AM
PointAustin "@MKanin an optimist . . . https://t.co/kkqeNKQpZK"
@PointAustin: @lizpagano and i yesterday briefly discussed the possibility of a four-day #atxcouncil sprint to get all of this done October 15, 2015 10:31 AM
#atxcouncil consent agenda passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:32 AM
Item 6
#atxcouncil goes back and pulls item 6 for a speaker. #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:33 AM
#atxcouncil takes up items 6 & 7, this is airport concession agreements #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:34 AM
oops. not concessions. this is for expansion construction agreements. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:35 AM
#atxcouncil appears set to tackle solar agreements next. @MayorAdler limits speaking to 30 mins a side. #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:36 AM
.@sherigallod10 pulled airport construction item. wants to be sure that #atxcouncil committee gets to discuss its input. #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:36 AM
turns out, #atxcouncil committee did not review contract, but it was reviewed by citizen advisory committee. #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:37 AM
.@sherigallod10 wants contract to go to #atxcouncil committee. @donzimmermanatx agrees. #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:37 AM
.@mayoradler wonders why. @donzimmermanatx: the very large amount @sherigallod10 puts that at up to $289m #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 10:38 AM
.@poolforaustin prompts staff to note that no tax dollars will go to construction, competition from San Antonio #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:39 AM
Item 56
PeteGilcrease "@MKanin Was item 56 (STRs) pulled or is it time certain for 6:30?"
@PeteGilcrease yup. item 56 (#STRITUP) set for 6:30 #notbefore #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:41 AM
.@poolforaustin, as vice-chair of econ opp is okay w moving forward w.out committee hearing. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:42 AM
.@oraatx1 is ready to move forward. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:43 AM
.@d3forpio raises concerns over low salaries for airline contractors. ready to as issue associated w new construction #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:43 AM
interesting #atxcouncil moment here. some members (@SheriGalloD10, @donzimmermanatx) wanting to move to commitee. others dont. #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:44 AM
.@donzimmermanatx moves to send item to audit and finance committee. @d3forpio seconds #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 10:45 AM
both @SheriGalloD10 and @donzimmermanatax are saying they will probably vote for item when it comes back. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:46 AM
.@ellenforaustin asks about timing from airport perspective here. airport suggests that delays could cost grant money #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:46 AM
.@ellenforaustin asks about timing from airport perspective here. airport suggests that delays could cost grant money #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:46 AM
still, airport staff say they could make 3-week delay work. purchasing has some concerns. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:47 AM
purchasing: its cutting it close #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:48 AM
.@ellenforaustin wonders why construction isnt for longer out-time than 2025. airport: we need tenants as we go. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:49 AM
RT @PoolforAustin: @MKanin (Michael, fyi … CM Houston is actually VC of EconOpp cmte) October 15, 2015 10:49 AM
PoolforAustin "@MKanin (Michael, fyi … CM Houston is actually VC of EconOpp cmte)"
@PoolforAustin thanks for the CX! October 15, 2015 10:49 AM
MPT @kathietovo calls for clear, articulated policy Qs to send to committee. doesnt see em here. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:50 AM
.@d5kitchen echoes @d3forpio concerns over contractor pay. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:50 AM
staff notes that all airport-let contracts have to meet #atxgov wage standards. adds, however, that airlines dont. #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 10:51 AM
.@d5kitchen suggests that #atxcouncil should use committee to get in between airlines and contractors for wage standards. #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:52 AM
.@mayoradler suggests that he might refer larger issue (in terms of #atxgov as a party) to drive a higher wage base in city #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 10:52 AM
.@d3forpio: we need to inform the airlines that #atxgov wont put up w $8.50/hour. #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 10:53 AM
.@gregoriocasar notes broader issues have been addrsd but that some room may exist for more expansion of wage policy. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:55 AM
motion to refer specific airport deal to committee fails yeas: 3 (@d3forpio, @SheriGalloD10, @donzimmermanatax) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:55 AM
nays: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:55 AM
airport deal passes #atxcouncil #atxgov yeas: 11 (i think) October 15, 2015 10:56 AM
Item 3
#atxcouncil heads to item 3 #MOARSOLAR #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:56 AM
EUC chair Michael Osborne is up as former chair of gen resource planning task force in favor of #MOARSOLAR #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:57 AM

Thursday, October 15, 2015 11AM

pro public comment continues on #MOARSOLAR #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:06 AM
pro arguments on #MOARSOLAR: good prices, right thing (and even if its not best price, youre doing the right thing) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:14 AM
pro arguments on #MOARSOLAR: good prices, right thing (and even if its not best price, youre doing the right thing) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:14 AM
Paul Robbins up now. neutral. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:15 AM
Robbins notes slight differences in costs of rent vs. own on #MOARSOLAR. argues #atxgov close $126m gap contract value #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 11:18 AM
Cyrus Reed up now pushing for possible delay on second batch, wants more solar, but also ownership, affrdble. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:19 AM
neutral speaker sum: be sure to get good prices, think about building yr own solar farm, but get #MOARSOLAR #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:21 AM
Austin Regional Manufacturers Assn rep up. suggests #MOARSOLAR isnt good business. worries large member might leave? #atxgov #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 11:22 AM
RT @AustinByChuco: .@MKanin @cyrustx clarifying: options 2 & 3 = more solar and are worth looking at versus options 1 and 4 October 15, 2015 11:22 AM
.@AustinChambers Rollins up as against. worries that #MOARSOLAR will carry #atxgov over lower 50% affordability metric #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 11:23 AM
.@austinchambers Rollins also careful to underscore solar power support. just concerned about affordability #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:24 AM
CCARE rep Salinas gives time back to #atxcouncil, but not before he says that he personally agrees w Robbins. #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:28 AM
.@dgarzaford2 moves approval of EUC recommendation of 250 more MW of #MOARSOLAR #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:29 AM
Here is the EUC motion that @DGarzaforD2 just moved #atxcouncil #atxgov http://t.co/nieY06f9N3 October 15, 2015 11:30 AM
Here is the RMC motion, based more on pricing concerns. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR http://t.co/QJIdPK1793 October 15, 2015 11:32 AM
And here is @MayorAdler’s motion, just made. More in line w RMC #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR http://t.co/8onDOh50zd October 15, 2015 11:33 AM
for his part, @mayoradler notes that at center of this debate is who/what you chose to believe. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:34 AM
.@mayoradler suggests that #atxcouncil needs process to figure out truths. #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:35 AM
interesting enviro split. sierra club one side, osborne, hadden, others another. affordability at center. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:40 AM
to be clear: some suggest more affordable to wait, have AE purchase own solar generation, rather than PPA now #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:41 AM
.@mayoradler refs Warren Buffett solar purchase refed by advocates. notes #atxgov would out-do w purchase on table #atxcouncil #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:43 AM
RT @AustinByChuco: @MKanin envt tx spoke neutral too. “Split” is on how much #solar 450mws v 550mws. We all want more but SC factors #txleg October 15, 2015 11:45 AM
RT @AustinByChuco: @MKanin envt tx spoke neutral too. “Split” is on how much #solar 450mws v 550mws. We all want more but SC factors #txleg October 15, 2015 11:45 AM
.@mayoradler still laying out his case for his amendment. affordability, AE-owned future solar came up. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:46 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: This may be an @MayorAdler speech record. @lizpagano is timing and we are past the 12-minute mark. #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 11:46 AM
.@mayoradler now brings specter of de-reg from lege, argues AE needs to show its business sense. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:47 AM
as @LillyRockwell noted, #atxcouncil will wait for MPT @kathietovo to vote on #MOARSOLAR item. could be a close one. #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:48 AM
RT @PointAustin: What reporters do to entertain themselves #atxcouncil https://t.co/uZWcBBO8Tz October 15, 2015 11:48 AM
.@mayoradler ends with a sorry to take so long #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:50 AM
.@oraatx1 asks how much #MOARSOLAR will cost her constituents. @mayoradler is frank: we dont know. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:50 AM
.@oraatx1: please understand that I support solar but notes elderly constituents, wants clarity re:costs 4 #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:52 AM
.@mayoradler suggests it could (as projected) cost just south of 70 cents/month. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:53 AM
RT @lizpagano: .@tylercwhitson is saying he has 19:00 rn. Very exciting, as the previous record was 18:18! Will keep you posted @LillyRockw October 15, 2015 11:54 AM
.@d3forpio: im for solar, adds some resentment about big firms running to lege for better rates. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:55 AM
.@d3forpio pivots to claim that deals for industrials force dollars up for residential ratepayers. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 11:56 AM
DanKeshet "CM Houston says that even if solar has long-term benefit, she opposes b/c some constituents will be dead by then. #atxcouncil #headscratcher"
this really did happen RT @DanKeshet: CM Houston: even if solar has long-term benefit, she opposes b/c some constituents…be dead by then. October 15, 2015 11:57 AM
RT @cyrustx: @AustinByChuco @MKanin Mayor lays out proposal to get additional 162 mws with one percent cap. @austinbeyondcoal October 15, 2015 11:58 AM

Thursday, October 15, 2015 12PM

.@gregoriocasar was ready sign-off EUC recs. however, supports @mayoradler amend. cites low-income affdblty #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 12:01 PM
.@sherigallod10 calls herself a proponent of #atxgov building own solar generation, wants to angle that way. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 12:03 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders if AE move to put more renewables on ERCOT grid could impact grid at-large #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 12:09 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests renewables could fundamentally change nodel ERCOT market. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR #zimcity October 15, 2015 12:09 PM
.@donzimmermantax levels with us all: we know almost nothing about the complexities here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR #zimcity October 15, 2015 12:10 PM
.@donzimmermantax levels with us all: we know almost nothing about the complexities here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR #zimcity October 15, 2015 12:10 PM
.@donzimmermanatx, despite knowing nothing, wonders if dispatchable power decreases w renewables. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR #zimcity October 15, 2015 12:12 PM
AE staff reassures that they have folks watching. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 12:12 PM
.@donzimmermanatx supports @mayoradler amendment, but not solar purchase. wants to send it to voters #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR #zimcity October 15, 2015 12:13 PM
RT @yak_attak: @MKanin @DonZimmermanATX yes, but for the better. Rate structures will evolve and ERCOT will adapt. http://t.co/LKNm7TSldv October 15, 2015 12:13 PM
further, @donzimmermanatx says any increase in prices is the wrong direction. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR #zimcity October 15, 2015 12:14 PM
with that, #atxcouncil heads to #citcom. #MOARSOLAR vote will be after lunch, about 1pm #atxgov October 15, 2015 12:15 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2015 1PM

stirring on dias. #atxcouncil set to return. #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:12 PM
#atxcouncil back and back on #MOARSOLAR #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:23 PM
some language changes here, and we move along to a @donzimmermanatx motion to go back to 288mw #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 01:26 PM
.@donzimmermanatx would take us back to just what was approved last week. @ellenforaustin seconds. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR #zimcity October 15, 2015 01:26 PM
.@donzimmermanatx cites concerns on industrial costs. @ellenforaustin calls for responsible balance. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR #zimcity October 15, 2015 01:27 PM
.@sherigallod10 reiterates worries about deal precluding future solar purchase #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 01:28 PM
.@dgarzaford2 notes that @donzimmermanatx should just vote against deal, not amend to stick at 288 #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 01:29 PM
.@dgarzaford2 doesnt want environmental, social justice elements re: #MOARSOLAR lost in conversation. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:30 PM
.@dgarzaford2 also seems okay w @mayoradler compromise. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 01:31 PM
.@d3forpio says hes lining up to put solar on his own place but will vote against #MOARSOLAR #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:33 PM
.@donzimmermanatx amendment for 288 fails. yeas: 3 (i think) #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 01:33 PM
and #MOARSOLAR passes as amended by @mayoradler yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:34 PM
did not catch the nays/abstains. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 01:34 PM
did not catch the nays/abstains. #atxcouncil #atxgov #MOARSOLAR October 15, 2015 01:34 PM
Item 10
#atxcouncil moves along to item 10. pulled by @donzimmermanatx #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 01:35 PM
10 funds two positions associated w immunizations for high-risk adults. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:36 PM
.@donzimmermanatx concerns center around his association of 1115 waiver w med school. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 01:36 PM
.@d5kitchen notes that 10 doesnt come out of #atxgov budget. this is where 1115 waiver comes in. #atxcouncil #zimcity October 15, 2015 01:37 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders why this isnt a #TravCo thing. staff notes this is w.in #atxgov purview #atxcouncil #zimcity October 15, 2015 01:38 PM
.@d5kitchen underscores. says that immunizations are an #atxgov function. #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 01:39 PM
10 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 01:39 PM
nays: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 01:40 PM
Item 30
#atxcouncil moves along to item 30 for EMS collections services #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:40 PM
.@donzimmermanatx asks if 30 has been before #atxcouncil committee. staff says there were no questions #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 01:41 PM
.@donzimmermanatx into uncollected levels. staff: $24-$25m annually. roughly $125m total. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 01:42 PM
.@donzimmermanatx notes that deal will only bring back $1.5m annually. wonders if this is reasonable. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 01:42 PM
staff: 1% is pretty average. @donzimmermanatx: what happens to uncollected debt? #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 01:43 PM
staff reminds @donzimmermanatx that some uncompensated costs covered by 1115 waiver, #zimcity notes small % there too. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:44 PM
.@oraatx1 wonders about metrics associated w 30 contract. contract staff notes they dont have details now, points to EMS #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:46 PM
.@poolforaustin moves approval. 30 passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:46 PM
nays: 1 (@oraatx1) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:47 PM
abstain: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 01:47 PM
Item 35
#atxcouncil moves along to item 35. 35 is Trail of Lights item. David King up. wants to know about costs to visitors. #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:48 PM
Item 35
#atxcouncil moves along to item 35. 35 is Trail of Lights item. David King up. wants to know about costs to visitors. #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:48 PM
RT @CitizenMJ: @MKanin 8-2-1 I believe. October 15, 2015 01:49 PM
MPT @kathietovo has questions re: TOL #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:49 PM
MPT @kathietovo says she hoped that enough $$s in sponsorship would return TOL to free admission. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:51 PM
TOL rep says he hopes the same. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:51 PM
MPT @kathietovo gets to the issue: she worries that 5-year deal locks in a gate fee for five years. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:52 PM
TOL rep okay w @kathietovo idea to revisit gate charge every year of deal. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:52 PM
on hearing that deal might not come back to #atxcouncil each year, @kathietovo wants to reserve review of gate policy #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:56 PM
.@mayoradler seems to angle toward wordsmithing over concerns. TOL rep says they have presser set for next wednesday. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:57 PM
.@kathietovo okay with just directing staff. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:57 PM
TOL rep okay w get fees coming back to #atxcouncil. and it seems we may get up or down vote now #atxgov October 15, 2015 01:59 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2015 2PM

.@dgarzaford2 also pushing for all free gate. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 02:00 PM
TOL agreement passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 02:04 PM
.@mayoradler fishing around for items #atxcouncil can handle quickly. #atxgov #mayyyyyybe October 15, 2015 02:05 PM
Item 47
#atxcouncil on to item 47. 47 is an #atxgov investment policy October 15, 2015 02:06 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: I’m writing a story so a bit distracted but Trail of Lights proposal that allows them to charge fees on weekdays passed. October 15, 2015 02:08 PM
47 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 02:10 PM
Item 48
#atxcouncil ppds item 48, convention center master plan (and extension) to november. #atxgov October 15, 2015 02:10 PM
Item 57
#atxcouncil moves along to item 57, condemnation of property for onion creek buyout. #atxgov October 15, 2015 02:12 PM
57 passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 02:13 PM
57 passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 02:13 PM
Item 39
#atxcouncil moves along to item 39, planned parenthood item #atxgov October 15, 2015 02:15 PM
.@oraatx1 wants to let everyone on 39 (PP) speak. .@dgarzaford2 seems willing to let all speak for 2 mins? #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 02:17 PM
so everyone will speak on PP item. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 02:17 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Follow @AndraCLim for tweets on Planned Parenthood. #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 02:26 PM
RT @ericwg: Couple of white men talking about how they oppose planned parenthood at #ATXCouncil October 15, 2015 02:33 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Zimmerman says he’ll remark on behalf of majority of District 6 citizens #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 02:55 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Zimmerman says abortion and gender reassignment surgery are covered for his wife but not fertility treatment to get pregnant October 15, 2015 02:55 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2015 3PM

39 (PP) passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:02 PM
nays: 2 (@donzimmermanatx, @ellenforaustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:02 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to AHFC agenda. #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:03 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 58, 59. no speakers here. could be consent zoning #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:09 PM
items 64, 65 will also be on #atxcouncil zoning consent. #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:10 PM
yikes! missed the start of #muchADU. #atxcouncil on to items 54 & 55, ADUs #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:26 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Here are the committee recs Casar is talking about, including the 5750 lot size: http://t.co/uXOHo3QtZ6 #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 03:26 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Casar laying out major changes, such as no separate utility meter for ADU, scaling of ADU based on lot size, 1 parking spot/ October 15, 2015 03:26 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Pool is asking Casar about the neighborhood opt-in/opt-out process #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 03:27 PM
RT @DanKeshet: Casar: Speaking for myself, I wanted to provide affordable options for people in all parts of town. #aducity #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 03:27 PM
TheJHoulihan "@MKanin Mea culpa"
@TheJHoulihan nah. always appreciate the conversation October 15, 2015 03:28 PM
MPT @kathietovo reminds #atxcouncil of work group on ADUs, says balance of issues involved there. #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 03:30 PM
MPT @kathietovo reminds #atxcouncil of work group on ADUs, says balance of issues involved there. #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 03:30 PM
yak_attak "@MKanin I have to admit, #muchADU is a pretty good one. Much better than #zimcity"
@yak_attak #muchADU belongs entirely to @cubbie9000 October 15, 2015 03:30 PM
@kathietovo worries about lack of input (thanks to no public hearing) w #muchADU #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:31 PM
.@kathietovo suggests that general public, perhaps #atxcouncil dont understand the full impact of #muchADU. #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:33 PM
MPT @kathietovo has amendments, ?s for staff, concerns over lots of moving parts and fact that ord rolls in 10 days #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:35 PM
.@kathietovo wonders if ord would override dev standards in SF-1, -2 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:35 PM
staff: ADUs ord would allow ADU on any SF-2, provided lot size is 5750 #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 03:37 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Tovo says recommendations, taken together, could mean large ADUs w/ out-of-code parking #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 03:39 PM
.@oraatx1 has a lot of questions; believes people outside process not had input. calls for 2nd reading only #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 03:40 PM
.@d5kitchen asks about individual neighborhood opt in/opt out #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:46 PM
staff: no opt in/out, ord is #atxgov-wide. #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 03:46 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Guernsey: If a n-hood said no, and ordinance did pass, you’d be allowed to build an ADU on a lot 5750 or larger #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 03:46 PM
.@sherigallod1 says #atxcouncil committee has taken up issue three times, has provided plenty of chance for #citcom. #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 03:48 PM
.@sherigallod10 suggests that downside of #atxcouncil committee structure is that not all members get to weigh in #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 03:49 PM
.@mayoradler seems okay w idea of 2nd reading passage on #muchADU #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:51 PM
.@gregoriocasar wonders if #muchADU would complicate CodeNEXT process. staff: short answer = no. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:53 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Maybe one solution is building in period of time btwn committe meeting and #atxcouncil taking action, Adler says October 15, 2015 03:53 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Adler says he doesn’t think item should be sent back to #atxcouncil committee October 15, 2015 03:53 PM
.@poolforaustin wonders about deed restrictions here. law: no deed restriction contrary to code. #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 03:56 PM
.@poolforaustin asks what happens w deed restriction if #muchADU passes. law answer: private action btwn two parties. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:57 PM
.@poolforaustin asks what happens w deed restriction if #muchADU passes. law answer: private action btwn two parties. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 03:57 PM
.@poolforaustin looking for other examples of code trumping deed restrictions. staff: probably many #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 03:58 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Pool concerned about “policy direction” where city code would trump deed restrictions #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 03:58 PM
staff: deed restrictions vary block-by-block, across #atxgov #atxcouncil #muchADU October 15, 2015 03:59 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2015 4PM

.@poolforaustin now into flood plains on #muchADU #atxgov #atxcouncil wants info here too October 15, 2015 04:02 PM
MPT @kathietovo circles back to NHPs, says #atxcouncil overriding lot size limits, more NH choices #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:03 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Tovo also says will override SF2 provisions disallowing two structures on a lot #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 04:03 PM
MPT @kathietovo promises to tie affordability requirement to overrides, also brings up STR ban on ADUs #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 04:05 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Tovo says recommendations from planning commission well-vetted and well-balanced but “this goes further than I would like” # October 15, 2015 04:05 PM
.@gregoriocasar rehashing compromise behind STR-ADU link for @ellenforaustin. #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 04:09 PM
.@gregoriocasar lays out 3 STR-ADU opts. 1) @kathietovo rec 2) committee rec 3) PC rec #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 04:12 PM
.@gregoriocasar says that committee rec is an attempt to to bridge @kathietovo & PC recs. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:12 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Casar: 3 options 1) ban all STRs in ADUs 2) compromise 3) ban type 2 STRs in ADUs #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 04:13 PM
.@kathietovo notes that amend has been revised to allow long-term renter to operate a sort-of type 1 STR #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 04:14 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Tovo says her intent is to make sure ADUs constructed under “relaxed regulations” not used as Type 2 STRs #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 04:16 PM
wdfloyd "#Austin City Council is debating STR rules right now. Follow #atxcouncil or watch at http://t.co/loOnIfsYjq for live info"
@wdfloyd nope. were on ADUs, but were also talking about STRs so…i get the confusion October 15, 2015 04:16 PM
MPT @kathietovo amends on STRs (#muchADU) pass. yeas: 7 nays: 4 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:27 PM
RT @AndraCLim: #atxcouncil votes to take action on ADUs on second reading only. Casar votes against. October 15, 2015 04:27 PM
RT @AndraCLim: #atxcouncil approves Tovo amendment. Zimmerman, Troxclair, Gallo, Casar vote no October 15, 2015 04:27 PM
…so #muchADU will be back. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:27 PM
…so #muchADU will be back. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:27 PM
MPT @kathietovo again promises affordability amendment (at 60% MFI)/perhaps opt-in -out for next meeting #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:30 PM
.@gregoriocasar :1) no additional impervious cover. 2) normally we dont write code to match deed restrictions #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 04:32 PM
.@gregoriocasar: 3) yup. this changes things. #muchADU improves affordability; important small change to make #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:33 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Casar: “Yes this does change things. That was the point’ #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 04:33 PM
RT @lubomudrov: .@MKanin @kathietovo Except that City is offering no incentive to build ADUs, so it actually incentivizes bigger (more $$$) October 15, 2015 04:34 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Casar: If we care about housing affordability, I don’t know why we can’t have this all over the city #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 04:36 PM
RT @DanKeshet: CM Casar: “We can’t fix affordability problems with subsidized units alone. We need to be able to get market affordable unit October 15, 2015 04:36 PM
.@poolforaustin argues new structure brings new impervious cover, suggests this could contribute to flooding #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 04:39 PM
.@poolforaustin says she thought shed be voting on PC rec, says whats in front of her is a massive change #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 04:41 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Troxclair wants to allow ADU Type 1 STRs in areas that have already hit 3 % cap #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 04:44 PM
.@kathietovo: intent of STR piece is that if it functions as STR, it should count toward cap but be gfathered #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 04:46 PM
.@mayoradler trying to get #atxcouncil to move along, let some writing happen come back. #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 04:48 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Casar: We can take as long on it as you want but the committee worked hard on it & not shoving this down anyone’s throats #a October 15, 2015 04:50 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Casar: This is not anything new #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 04:50 PM
54 passes on 2nd reading only. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 04:51 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to companion 55, addressing water metering #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:52 PM
55 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov #muchADU October 15, 2015 04:53 PM
Item 38
seems #atxcouncil will move along to item 38. 38 is affordable housing fee in lieu w.r.t. density bonus #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:54 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes that 38 would just gather information ahead of potential code change. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:56 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes that 38 would just gather information ahead of potential code change. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:56 PM
#atxcouncil will hear 11 speakers on 38 at 2 mins a piece. #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:57 PM
StuartHarryHersh up first. SHH: language doesnt mention UNO, argues #atxgov missing opp to talk about what succeeds here #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 04:58 PM
SHH: resolution does not talk about success. argues UNO could be replicated to make things work. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:59 PM
MPT @kathietovo argues that UNO is referenced in ord. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 04:59 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2015 5PM

.@mayoradler also calling for best practices, suggests waiting until jan to vote change might have to happen. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:00 PM
David King: wants #atxgov strategy to get more afdble housing equally dispersed t.out city. argues fee-in-lieu doesnt do that #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 05:02 PM
.@HGerbracht up for @RECA_Austin supports search for good data, urges #atxcouncil to get data before looking at fees #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:04 PM
.@HGerbracht adds that staff might need prof help (w getting data) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:04 PM
Julie Fitch w DAA up. also argues for good data, calls for #atxgov to update economic modeling w. prof consultants #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 05:05 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Ann Teich: We need more housing affordability now, which leads to mobility/stability issues for AISD #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 05:09 PM
.@tcb arguing for robust economic impact analysis. says december is too soon. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:09 PM
juliamontgomery "@MKanin @tcb also rocking serious beard game"
@juliamontgomery truth! October 15, 2015 05:13 PM
Austin Interfaith rep up. says he supports 38, 53. we need affordable housing #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:13 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Kurt Cadena Mitchell w/ Austin Interfaith says fee in lieu does not preserve affordability in the neighborhood #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 05:16 PM
#citcom on 38 ends. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:17 PM
.@gregoriocasar wonders if timeline adequate, instructions to staff are clear. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:20 PM
staff: instructions, yes. might take some time to evaluate performance of density bonus. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:20 PM
.@gregoriocasar pitching amend. would change language in aim to broaden analysis. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:24 PM
.@kathietovo worried about slowing here. doesnt want to see loss of momentum. but, seems ok w data coming back in jan #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:27 PM
.@kathietovo worried about slowing here. doesnt want to see loss of momentum. but, seems ok w data coming back in jan #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:27 PM
.@kathietovo suggests that allowance has already been made for review of hotel, commercial dev alotments. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:28 PM
.@kathietovo: yes to request to extend timeline, but wants to not stop to wait on all decisions #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:29 PM
.@kathietovo wants to make a call on application to commercial dev #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:30 PM
.@mayoradler lays out amendment, no objections. so its in there. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:31 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests that fee-in-lieu change would continue to leave #atxgov as most unaffordable city. #atxcouncil #zimcity October 15, 2015 05:32 PM
.@gregoriocasar formally moves for language change in last resolved clause. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:33 PM
.@sherigallod10 asks if #atxgov has in-house resources, costs of potential consultant #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 05:34 PM
staff: one portion of res (5th be it resolved) cant be done in-house. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:36 PM
staff: january could be problematic if they have to get consultant. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:37 PM
.@gregoriocasar: #atxgov not getting that many units out of fee in lieu. looking for more units, however they come. #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 05:39 PM
.@gregoriocasar: needs data on affdble units. i cant just take a stab at it and guess what is right #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:40 PM
staff: lang of resolution means NHH will look at best practices. would deliver case examples o density bonus outcomes. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:41 PM
BUT, says staff, not much in the way of high level analysis w case studies. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:41 PM
.@gregoriocasar: looking for some kind of guiding principal to make fee in lieu decision. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:42 PM
staff believes it will have useful info. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:43 PM
38 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:43 PM
nays: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 05:43 PM
.@mayoradler says 28 items left on the #atxcouncil agenda. TNCs, STRs among them. #atxgov October 15, 2015 05:44 PM
seems TNCs might go when #atxcouncil gets back. #atxgov back at 6:45 October 15, 2015 05:45 PM
seems TNCs might go when #atxcouncil gets back. #atxgov back at 6:45 October 15, 2015 05:45 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2015 7PM

#atxcouncil is back #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:00 PM
lcurrie "@MKanin it’s going to be a looooooooooong night."
@lcurrie indeed October 15, 2015 07:00 PM
RT @bwear: Council back to work….dealing with some minor business before getting to TNCs. #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 07:00 PM
#atxcouncil embarks on TNC. items 50 & 51, for those following along at home. #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:03 PM
.@d5kitchen leads off: not here to drive anyone out of town. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:03 PM
.@d5kitchen laying out item. says #atxcouncil is moving foward based on previous councils actions. #Atxgov October 15, 2015 07:05 PM
.@d5kitchen notes that whatever happens tonight is just the start of process. we do not have final language #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:06 PM
.@d5kitchen says fingerprint requirement is not designed to be barrier to drivers. the goal is public safety #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:10 PM
RT @JennCurington: CM Kitchen: ATX & TNCs are innovative, think we can create a fingerprinting system that doesn’t make process onerous for October 15, 2015 07:11 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Kitchen: This would align background checks, fingerprinting, eligibility standards for TNCs with ground transport like cabs October 15, 2015 07:13 PM
.@dgarzaford2: this conversation has never been about Uber or Lyft #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:15 PM
.@dgarzaford2: trying to find a balance for public safety and TNC operation. doesnt want TNCs to leave #atxgov #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 07:15 PM
.@donzimmermanatx compares TNCs to STRs; says no evidence that constituents wants change. #Atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 07:18 PM
.@d5kitchen suggests that statements made by @donzimmermanatx are not factual #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:20 PM
Mike Lesko (sp?) up first. seems to be expert in safety/criminal justice data issues. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:21 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Speakers limited to 8 minutes per side #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 07:22 PM
Lesko suggests that fingerprinting is the only way to be sure that a background check is accurate. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:23 PM
RT @JennCurington: Lesko: biometric data (fingerprints) not stored in cloud, stored locally, & encrypted. Texas & FBI have never had biomet October 15, 2015 07:38 PM
#atxcouncil into questions around process of fingerprint data. who holds, who uses, how is it used. #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:40 PM
#atxcouncil into questions around process of fingerprint data. who holds, who uses, how is it used. #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:40 PM
tcb "@MKanin What’s up with the sock ponies on the dais?"
@tcb dunno! October 15, 2015 07:40 PM
.@d5kitchen says that picture of system will emerge as rules are solidified. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:41 PM
.@d5kitchen suggests that TNC process could mirror taxi process in some ways. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:42 PM
.@gregoriocasar sums: only relevant conviction history is shared #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:42 PM
.@d5kitchen TNC motions page 1/2 #atxcouncil #atxgov http://t.co/qSEMtH6rYr October 15, 2015 07:44 PM
.@D5Kitchen motions page 2/2 #atxcouncil #atxgov http://t.co/CizMuKXK6X October 15, 2015 07:44 PM
Uber rep up. says their security process vigorous. same process used by companies like http://t.co/mNFjXGo8Hz, ups… #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:45 PM
Uber rep also snuck in a quick reference to other concerns w committee resolution. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:46 PM
.@gregoriocasar: trouble reconciling Uber that background check more extensive and less disproportionately impact..ful #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:48 PM
Uber: looks at county court records, looks for disposition when they see a ping. argues burden not on driver. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:49 PM
Uber: minority communities disproportionally arrested. argues that Uber process looks to disposition to weed that out. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:50 PM
.@gregoriocasar: wants to be sure that folks arent screened out for arrests they were not convicted for #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:52 PM
tcb "@LillyRockwell Do you know what the sock ponies are for? cc: @JennCurington"
.@tcb #unsolvedatxcouncilmysteries October 15, 2015 07:52 PM
.@donzimmermanatx attempts sum of Uber point: argues fingerprint checks can lead to incomplete data #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 07:54 PM
JennCurington "@tcb happy to help solve those council mysteries @MKanin"
@JennCurington rad! whats up with the sock ponies? October 15, 2015 07:55 PM
RT @JennCurington: For those wondering about the sock ponies on the #ATXcouncil dais, it’s related to a proclamation given to AVANCE: http: October 15, 2015 07:57 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2015 8PM

Uber rep pivots, briefly, to arguments against costs of leasing through traditional cab companies. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:00 PM
.@mayoradler notes that #atxcouncil probably wont settle this all tonight. looks to return of reccs. #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:01 PM
.@mayoradler says #atxgov wants to understand…retisance around fingerprinting. #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 08:03 PM
.@mayoradler says #atxgov wants to understand…retisance around fingerprinting. #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 08:03 PM
.@mayoradler suggests that Forbes reported Uber is testing fingerprinting for drivers in Ca. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:05 PM
RT @bwear: Adler: points out Forbes article that says Uber quietly dabbling with f’print b’ground checks in California, giving volunteers $ October 15, 2015 08:07 PM
.@mayoradler: we have 4-6 weeks to have a conversation wants all to enter with an open mind #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:07 PM
Uber rep: i only ask that the discussion be broadened beyond background checks. says Uber can bring a lot to community #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:09 PM
.@mayoradler says that whole picture will be examined. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:10 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @MKanin This article provides some ideas for ways Uber could work with cities: https://t.co/b9lCvKQK08 October 15, 2015 08:11 PM
@buiecos Jed Buie up, repping Lyft. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:16 PM
Buie: Lyft values #atxgov, place in city. calls on #atxcouncil to leave ordinance as is. recognizes that fees should be fair share October 15, 2015 08:16 PM
APD Assn pres Ken Cassiday up. says TNCs, Taxis save lives. argues that fingerprint process is best one to use. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:20 PM
APD Assn pres says no way to catch preditors w.out a fingerprint on file #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:21 PM
.@ellenforaustin runs Uber safety list. wonders if presence of measures would increase taxi safety. Cassiday: no doubt #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:23 PM
.@donzimmermanatx suggests that w fingerprinting, burden comes back to accused. APD Assn: depends on process #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:24 PM
.@donzimmermanatx sees fingerprints as just another obstical, friction for interested TNC drivers. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 08:25 PM
APD Assn pres puts fingerprinting process as one that could be completed in 3-5 days #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:25 PM
Former Urban Transportation commish Boone Blocker up. played role in original ord. says taxi industry could do more. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:27 PM
Blocker: were middle of a transportation revolution… every little piece you put on just makes the burden higher #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:28 PM
Emily LeBlanc w safe place reports in recent months worked w 4 survivors of sexual assualt/attempted from TNC drivers. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:30 PM
#citcom on TNCs ends. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:31 PM
.@d5kitchen moves approval of 51. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:31 PM
.@d5kitchen moves approval of 51. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:31 PM
.@d5kitchen says that motion moves fingerprints, other items forward. whole thing will be back. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:32 PM
.@d5kitchen believes that #atxcouncil can find a process that doesnt create barriers for drivers #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:32 PM
.@donzimmermanatx against. continues to argue that our constituency does not want regs for TNCs. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:34 PM
.@oraatx1 says @donzimmermanatx doesnt speak for her or her district. supports motion over concerns about safety. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:35 PM
.@mayoradler will support resolution, but adds he remains uncertain about the best path forward. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:36 PM
.@d3forpio: doesnt understand why someone would go to all those courthouses when they could just pay $25 4 fingerprints. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:39 PM
.@ellenforaustin argues that Lyft, Uber tend not to operate in places w fingerprinting. regs could lead to TNC flight. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:40 PM
.@ellenforaustin pivots to DUI. says thats what keeps her up at night. says TNCs provide public benefit in that regard. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:41 PM
nays: 2 #atxcouncil #atxgov (@donzimmermanatx, @ellenforaustin) October 15, 2015 08:47 PM
50 is next. this relates to TNC permit fees. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:48 PM
remember folks, thisll all be back. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:48 PM
.@donzimmermanatx says no language about what fee would be for (thats the objection) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 08:50 PM
Law: can justify costs w admin and regulation or w road fee #atxcouncil #atxgov cant violate transpo use fee October 15, 2015 08:51 PM
law: fee cant go over 2% of gross revenues #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:52 PM
.@d5kitchen says that #atxcouncil reps have asked TNCs which fee structure they like, adds TNCs have yet to respond. #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:54 PM
.@sherigallod10 says that aim is to bring TNC fees more in-line with other ground transport. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:56 PM
.@dgarzaford2 says that #atxcouncil has listened to those concerned about $1 per fare fee. #atxgov October 15, 2015 08:57 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2015 9PM

RT @JennCurington: CM Garza: we’re asking for more on safety side (fingerprints) so we’re compromising on reducing possible TNC fee from 2% October 15, 2015 09:01 PM
.@donzimmermanatx moves for a fee based on milage that doesnt exceed 2% cap, and applies to TNCs and Taxis #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 09:01 PM
.@donzimmermanatx moves for a fee based on milage that doesnt exceed 2% cap, and applies to TNCs and Taxis #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 09:01 PM
staff suggests that state law allows only fee by local gross revenue #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:03 PM
.@mayoradler wonders how #atxgov does taxi fees; answer from staff: those are franchise fees and they are different #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 09:03 PM
still, @mayoradler suggests language that allows milage fee investigation if allowed by law. thats in. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:05 PM
with that, #atxcouncil passes 50–TNC fee process start yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:05 PM
Item 42
#atxcouncil moves along item 42. public hearing on STRs. thatll be Nov. 12 #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:06 PM
sorry, thats the date of STR public hearing! (42 i mean) thatll be nov 12. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:07 PM
Item 49
with that, #atxcouncil moves along to item 49. #atxgov reasonable accommodations item. pulled for speakers. October 15, 2015 09:09 PM
StuartHarryHersh up. argues that language here is too narrow. pushing for 1st reading only tonight. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:10 PM
.@oraatx1 moves approval of 49 on first reading. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:16 PM
abstains: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:16 PM
Item 53
#atxcouncil moves along to item 53. 53 would, in words of @kathietovo, close loophole in MF6 zoning re: density bonus #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:18 PM
.@kathietovo adds: this just starts the process. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:18 PM
David King up. implies 53 would equalize playing field by making density bonus program part of MF6 zoning. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:19 PM
RT @JennCurington: #ATXcouncil The debate over STRs in #ATX summed up: http://t.co/uLT0vQJHkh October 15, 2015 09:23 PM
.@gregoriocasar again notes intent to get the most affordable units we can get; open to creativity from #atxgov staff. #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 09:28 PM
RT @HGerbracht: Key ? on this #atxcouncil item: will MF-6 props be allowed to get MF-6 densities/units, or will they continue to get their October 15, 2015 09:30 PM
53 passes. missed the count. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:31 PM
#atxcouncil looking for quick items to dispatch with before we head to STRs. #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:32 PM
#atxcouncil moves to items 71, 70. simple correction on address here. #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:32 PM
#atxcouncil moves to items 71, 70. simple correction on address here. #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:32 PM
RT @tcb: @mkanin 9-1 (Zimmerman no) Troxclair off the dais, I believe October 15, 2015 09:32 PM
tcb "@mkanin oh god what have i become"
@tcb an #atxcouncil mensch? October 15, 2015 09:33 PM
Item 72
these pass. #atxcouncil moves to item 72, which would be indefinite ppd. PC not yet finished discussion. McMansion amends #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:35 PM
Item 86
staff also offers item 86, notifications on ERC plan amendment process. passes #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:37 PM
tcb "@mkanin Second Yiddish word I’ve heard today."
@tcb what was the first? October 15, 2015 09:37 PM
Item 85
#atxcouncil also quickly dispatches w item 85, moves along. #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:39 PM
tcb "@mkanin Stuart used “meshuganah” while we were having coffee this morning"
@tcb …guessing the context… October 15, 2015 09:39 PM
tcb "@mkanin Story of past battles. No one involved today"
@tcb word October 15, 2015 09:41 PM
#atxcouncil, at @poolforaustin suggestion looking for ways to dispatch quickly perhaps, for first reading only perhaps. #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:42 PM
still seems #atxcouncil will hear speakers present? #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:43 PM
.@mayoradler floats idea of ppding STRs. groans in audience. @kathietovo notes people here all day. wants to move ahead #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:43 PM
.@mayoradler reminds STR speakers that public input is limited to 4 a side. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:44 PM
Item 69
while were working that out, #atxcouncil moves along to item 69, approval of alcohol waiver for Two Hand Brew #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:46 PM
staff says school in question, Texas School for the Deaf, verbally supports waiver. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:47 PM
SRCC rep up to oppose waiver. no official vote, but SRCC has a long history of opposing alcoholic bev waiver. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:49 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes similarity to previous bev wavier in close proximity to current location (Torchys) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:50 PM
SRCC rep: we dont want s. congress to turn into 6th or Rainey sts. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:51 PM
.@mayoradler asks rep if she knows why school isnt against waiver. she says she doesnt know. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:51 PM
business rep argues that school is separated from business by five lanes of traffic, fence. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:52 PM
business rep argues that school is separated from business by five lanes of traffic, fence. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:52 PM
owner of two hands notes that establishment is primarily a coffee shop. beer and wine to create a community space #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 09:56 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2015 10PM

.@poolforaustin moves to broader issue: 300 ft as-crow-flies use for measurement. moves approval of 69. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:02 PM
.@kathietovo says that owner hasnt met burden of need to waive alcohol rule #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:04 PM
.@kathietovo notes rally of community around AISD school on Torchys, argues school for deaf students no less deserving #atxcoucil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:05 PM
.@dgarzaford2 also wont support waiver. notes that school for deaf students live at campus #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:06 PM
.@d3forpio also cant support motion. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:07 PM
.@oraatx1 is also against waiver. @mayoradler asks about conversation staff had w school. sounds like phone tag. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:11 PM
owner trying one last pitch. not gonna be a party place. heard in audience: a community of drunks! #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:14 PM
rep notes that school leases spaces to Docs. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:15 PM
lizpagano "@MKanin A community of DRUNKS #communityofdrunks"
@lizpagano #druuuuuuuuuuuuuuunks October 15, 2015 10:18 PM
69 passes yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:19 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @lizpagano @MKanin TBF, that was pretty much my first impression of Austin. October 15, 2015 10:19 PM
#atxcouncil will now, indeed, move items 61, 62, 63 on 1st reading, will hear comments next time. #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:20 PM
Item 56
with that, #atxcouncil returns to take up item 56. 56 is STRs #atxgov #STRITUP October 15, 2015 10:23 PM
#atxcouncil will hear 8 minutes of public testimony first. #atxgov #STRITUP October 15, 2015 10:23 PM
first speaker argues STRs systemic problem. says adult films have been made at one next door, that its been SXSW venue #atxcouncil #atxgovb October 15, 2015 10:25 PM
next speaker argues that STR2s are commercial entities. not home-sharing there is no home involved #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:26 PM
next STR speaker calls for #atxcouncil to survey what he puts as neighbors of 1-2k STRs #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:29 PM
next STR speaker supports @kathietovo amendments. argues that they arent here to ban all short term rentals #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:31 PM
next STR speaker supports @kathietovo amendments. argues that they arent here to ban all short term rentals #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:31 PM
on to pro side. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:33 PM
speaker seems to have all 8 mins. suggests minimal noise complaints. audience offers loud rebuke. @mayoradler shushes. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:34 PM
speaker argues against what she casts as over-regulation. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:35 PM
speaker argues that #Atxgov program has been successful as is #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 10:36 PM
RT @James_Barragan: Walker says compliance level with STR regulations are high here in Austin. 72% compared to 5% in other cities. October 15, 2015 10:37 PM
Pro STR Walker argues that new regs would destroy STRs in #atxgov, heard in audience a quiet yay #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 10:38 PM
#citcom ends. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:40 PM
MPT @kathietovo moves approval of first amend. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:43 PM
but first @donzimmermanatx wonders whether speakers signed up accurately reflects sentiment here. answer: probably not? #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:44 PM
.@kathietovo: allowing commercial use into nhs raises multiple concerns. also argues that available stock is depleted #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:45 PM
MPT @kathietovo brings up schools vs STRs map. notes decline in erollment. tries implicit link to STRs. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:49 PM
.@kathietovo lays out intent: limits on STR2s in non-commercial areas. again reminds us that process only starting. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:53 PM
RT @juliogatx: STR licenses by Council district via Code’s quarterly STR Report http://t.co/xE9anoIGCB October 15, 2015 10:54 PM
.@mayoradler: neighbors shouldnt have to live next to party houses; begins rehash of what weve done so far #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 10:58 PM
RT @juliogatx: If you do the math, no Type 2’s in D9 yields ~40 kids for AISD (assuming none already attend AISD, etc.)

Not taking positio October 15, 2015 10:59 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2015 11PM

One doc @kathietovo working from: #atxcouncil #atxgov http://t.co/EiXyjdNygg October 15, 2015 11:00 PM
More #atxcouncil #atxgov http://t.co/uteX45qUP7 October 15, 2015 11:01 PM
.@adlerforaustin close: i dont know that weve done enough, but weve done a lot seems willing to leave things as are #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:02 PM
.@sherigallod10 now takes her turn to rehash history,. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:02 PM
.@sherigallod10 now takes her turn to rehash history,. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:02 PM
.@sherigallod10 reminds some present that if she doesnt vote the way they want, she did start review process. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:03 PM
.@sherigallod10 underscores that she was looking to improve enforcement, argues that issue is one of enforcement. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:04 PM
RT @JennCurington: CM Gallo: it was not my intention to interrupt the operation of STRs in compliance, goal was to fix enforcement of party October 15, 2015 11:05 PM
.@sherigallod10 argues that #atxgov needs to allow time for this (all) to work says shes given CMgr tools #atxcouncil October 15, 2015 11:06 PM
.@sherigallod10 further argues that its in CMgr, staff hands to do their jobs. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:06 PM
.@donzimmermanatx scolds #atxcouncil, #atxgov for not creating task force at the start. also angles to enforcement of existing rules October 15, 2015 11:08 PM
.@donzimmermanatx the problem is we are not supporting ordinances already on the books #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity October 15, 2015 11:08 PM
.@d5kitchen supports @kathietovo amend, but wants to find a way to support good type 2s, but not in residential areas #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:11 PM
first @kathietovo item passes yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:14 PM
.@ellenforaustin concerned about property rights issues with second @kathietovo amendment (would limit STR 3s) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:17 PM
.@kathietovo second item would remove 25% cap per complex, replace w 3% cap or, now, other tbd limit in same spirit #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:21 PM
2nd @kathietovo amend fails. yeas 4: @d5kitchen, @d3forpio, @poolforaustin, @kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:23 PM
nays: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:23 PM
abstains: 1 (@oraatx1) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:23 PM
we move along to 3rd @kathietovo amend. mandates ADA or equivalent compliance for STR 2s, 3s #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:24 PM
RT @JennCurington: For 2015 STR complaints
All type 1: 17.1%
type 2: 19.3%
type 3: 1.4%
unregistered: 62.3%
(data from ATX Code Dept) #
October 15, 2015 11:25 PM
.@ellenforaustin wonders about number of STRs that are ADA compliant. staff: numbers not immediately available #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:29 PM
.@kathietovo ADA compliance fails missed count. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:31 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to @kathietovo number 5, i believe. this is that STR operator not have significant code, APD violations #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:33 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to @kathietovo number 5, i believe. this is that STR operator not have significant code, APD violations #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:33 PM
some concerns here from @sherigallod10 over snagging speeding tickets here. @kathietovo looking to for way to moderate. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:35 PM
.@sherigallod10 also looking for space for mostly good operators who have one rogue violator. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:36 PM
.@kathietovo suggests potential appeal process for 5 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:37 PM
.@mayoradler suggests #atxcouncil be less perscriptive, open language #atxgov. has specific concerns about how you treat a complaint October 15, 2015 11:38 PM
seems specific language here will be addressed later. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:39 PM
RT @JennCurington: So far, 1 of the 3 MPT Tovo amendments that have been voted on have passed #ATXcouncil (passed=phase out type 2 from res October 15, 2015 11:40 PM
JennCurington "So far, 1 of the 3 MPT Tovo amendments that have been voted on have passed #ATXcouncil (passed=phase out type 2 from residential area)"
.@JennCurington with two to go… #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:40 PM
@kathietovo 4 (on violations = ban) passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:42 PM
nay: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:43 PM
off the dais: 1 (@oraaatx1) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:43 PM
on to amendment from @poolforaustin #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:43 PM
Here is @PoolforAustin amend #atxgov #atxcouncil http://t.co/g9zESI4FAk October 15, 2015 11:44 PM
this lowers fees on STR-1s, raises on STR-2s would be revenue neutral #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:45 PM
.@mayoradler suggests that staff should be allowed to speak to appropriateness of @poolforaustin amend. CM Pool agrees. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:49 PM
.@sherigallod10 points out that fees need to be tied to actual costs. legal: right. #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:50 PM
.@poolforaustin amend passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:51 PM
nays: 1 (@donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:52 PM
and @mayoradler says were done here. seems we voted on this whole thing already? so no need for one big vote tonight? #atxcouncil #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:53 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to annexation items. im checking out for the evening. thanks for following along! #atxgov October 15, 2015 11:54 PM
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