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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 10.5.2017

Monday, October 9, 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 6, 2017

Participants:

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Thursday, October 05, 2017 9AM

People with criminal records are often locked out of Austin’s housing market — via @KUTsyeda https://t.co/9WtK0d4411 October 05, 2017 09:00 AM
RT @ATCReentry: Thx @KUT & @austinmonitor for covering the challenges people with (even very old) criminal backgrounds face in finding hou… October 05, 2017 09:49 AM
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Thursday, October 05, 2017 10AM

Council issues stern warning to ZACH Theatre — via @lizpagano https://t.co/WqT2XQRyvi October 05, 2017 10:01 AM
Getting started after a moment of silence for Las Vegas & thanks to AFD firefighters who went to help out in Houston after Hurricane Harvey October 05, 2017 10:16 AM
#atxcouncil officially started now — I don’t want to jinx anything, but signs point to this being a fairly chill meeting. October 05, 2017 10:22 AM
As a reminder, here’s an agenda that shows actions Council has taken:
https://t.co/XKg7cT2whF
October 05, 2017 10:24 AM
Item 26
No items pulled for speakers — Items 4, 32, 33 pulled for discussion. Item 26 postponed. October 05, 2017 10:26 AM
.@Oraatx1 notes that she no longer wants to add her amendment that would have Columbus Day celebrated alongside Indigenous People’s Day October 05, 2017 10:27 AM
Item 54
Oh, Item 54 will be postponed for two weeks. #atxcouncil October 05, 2017 10:36 AM
Item 10
Flannigan votes “no” on Item 10 and the postponement for 54. October 05, 2017 10:37 AM
Item 4
Item 4 passes. Unanimous with an amendment. October 05, 2017 10:42 AM
Item 32
Now on to Item 32 — This would change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. October 05, 2017 10:44 AM
Going through a history lesson now, noting that a lot of our honored forefathers were monsters. October 05, 2017 10:46 AM
.@Oraatx1 and @CM_Renteria both speak in support of the resolution. October 05, 2017 10:51 AM
.@EllenforAustin looks for clarification — apparently the resolution doesn’t get rid of Columbus Day, but people are worried that it does? October 05, 2017 10:52 AM
Italian Amercians and the Knights of Columbus have agita over the language in the resolution. Here’s revised draft: https://t.co/9K0Kr8pVLR October 05, 2017 10:55 AM
.@Alison_Alter is also uncomfortable with the resolution language, would like to honor both Indigenous People’s Day & Columbus Day. October 05, 2017 10:59 AM
Alter’s amendment fails in a vote of 2-9, with Alter and Troxclair casting the lone votes in favor. October 05, 2017 10:59 AM

Thursday, October 05, 2017 11AM

All Access Readers! Get a head start on today’s City Council meeting with @lizpagano ’s TipSheet. https://t.co/lHBLLudtHq October 05, 2017 11:01 AM
Speaker makes it clear that the intent is to replace Columbus Day. Casar makes amendment that makes that stance clear. October 05, 2017 11:02 AM
That’s okay by sponsor @Oraatx1 , though she has some reservations about divisiveness, is willing to respect “the will of the dais”. October 05, 2017 11:03 AM
RT @cubbie9000: LIVE on #Periscope: https://t.co/FXs1bi2jcR https://t.co/fioDyfkgJ2 October 05, 2017 11:04 AM
Casar’s amendment passes 9-2, with Troxclair and Alter voting against. October 05, 2017 11:04 AM
Troxclair also has an amendment (that is secret?) and it gets no second (@JackCraver will figure out what that amendment said.) October 05, 2017 11:05 AM
Clarification: this will not overturn the federal holiday October 05, 2017 11:06 AM
Item 32
Item 32 passes, 9-1-1 with Troxclair voting against and Alter abstaining. We now have an Indigenous People’s Day. October 05, 2017 11:07 AM
(Apparently Troxclair was not invited to the Workers Defense Project lunch…) October 05, 2017 11:08 AM
Nothing else to do at the moment. Council is in recess until 11:25. October 05, 2017 11:10 AM
Item 33
Okay, Council is back with Item 33 — expanding access to solar energy programs for underserved communities. October 05, 2017 11:36 AM
Casar explains that this was going to part of the gen plan, then the budget, but everyone was worn out by those processes. October 05, 2017 11:37 AM
This wouldn’t add any money — would just set a goal that $500,000 of an existing budget would go to solar energy programming for these mkts October 05, 2017 11:38 AM
Flannigan is going to vote “no” — has a lot of questions on ROI, but doesn’t feel the need to debate too much because it’s just a goal October 05, 2017 11:42 AM
Passes 9-2, with Troxclair and Flannigan voting against. October 05, 2017 11:43 AM
#atxcouncil is going to lunch, won’t be back until 2:00 — just the zoning agenda then, no 4:00 public hearings today. October 05, 2017 11:47 AM

Thursday, October 05, 2017 12PM

What We Woke Up To: October 5, 2017 – https://t.co/kLHUu9nW1X October 05, 2017 12:07 PM

Thursday, October 05, 2017 1PM

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Thursday, October 05, 2017 2PM

AISD fails to acquire additional voting sites via — @JosephCaterine https://t.co/COReWgErDo October 05, 2017 02:00 PM
Item 50
We’re back! Items 40, 43, 44 pulled. @JimmyFlannigan notes that he has concern with Item 50, will vote no on that. October 05, 2017 02:17 PM
Item 50
Item 50 will designate the Tucker-Winfield Apartment House at 1105 Nueces Street as a historic landmark. October 05, 2017 02:18 PM
Item 50
Item 50 passes with Flannigan voting no and Troxclair abstaining — rest of the zoning consent agenda passes on consent. October 05, 2017 02:22 PM
Item 42
Now on to Item 42 — there’s a request for postponement, and the applicant would like it only to be postponed for a week October 05, 2017 02:24 PM
Ok, that’s postponed until October 19. October 05, 2017 02:33 PM
Item 40
Now on to Item 40 — @Oraatx1 is now showing a (sideways) video of Sprinkle Cutoff road. October 05, 2017 02:34 PM
(Video has been stopped because it was giving everyone a headache) October 05, 2017 02:35 PM
Lotsa questions about the safety of the road, and the impact the project would have, from CM Houston October 05, 2017 02:41 PM
Approved unanimously, with the amendments that were in the backup. October 05, 2017 02:44 PM
Items 43 and 44 up now — These are ACC Rio Grande campus items. October 05, 2017 02:45 PM
This has been pulled by CM Flannigan, who has questions about the long list of uses and trip restrictions. October 05, 2017 02:47 PM
CM Flannigan is arguing the complications are unnecessary, no real risk due to the owner and historic zoning, argues against Cond. Overlays October 05, 2017 02:52 PM
MPT Tovo thinks the COs are necessary as the property abuts a residential neighborhood. October 05, 2017 02:53 PM
CM Flannigan moves to remove the use restrictions. October 05, 2017 02:56 PM

Thursday, October 05, 2017 3PM

City to lease Ben White space for DSD, AE — via @JoClifton78704 https://t.co/Gj8bOXM0JZ October 05, 2017 03:00 PM
Alert: The city isn’t getting rid of Conditional Overlays (unless there is a zone that matches it.) October 05, 2017 03:03 PM
Amendment to strike the COs fails in a vote of 3-8, with Troxclair, Casar and Flannigan voting in favor. Main motion passes unanimously October 05, 2017 03:04 PM
Item 52
Item 52 will be withdrawn. Item 53 will be “indefinitely postponed” but can’t do that until 4:00. “It’s 4:00 someplace,” argues CM Houston. October 05, 2017 03:06 PM
That action won’t be taken until 4:00 (Austin time!) So that’s about it, for this meeting. October 05, 2017 03:07 PM

Thursday, October 05, 2017 4PM

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Austin City Council: The Austin City Council is the body with legislative purview over the City of Austin. It offers policy direction, while the office of the City Manager implements administrative actions based on those policies. Until 2012, the body contained seven members, including the city's Mayor, all elected at-large. In 2012, City of Austin residents voted to change that system and now 10 members of the Council are elected based on geographic districts. The Mayor continues to be elected at-large.

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