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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 2.11.2015

Monday, February 15, 2016 by Michael Kanin

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

Tick Tock

Participants:

MKanin 482
DanKeshet 3
BobbyLevinski 3
Tom_Visco 2
marieacunaa 2
JBriggeman 2
lizpagano 2
mattlargey 2
eraycollins 1
brennangriffin 1
sobiern 1
ericwg 1
jdatx 1

Thursday, February 11, 2016 10AM

Checking in from #atxcouncil where we will have TNCs, Parkland Dedication, and all kinds of Pilot Knob #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:03 AM
Checking in from #atxcouncil where we will have TNCs, Parkland Dedication, and all kinds of Pilot Knob #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:03 AM
before we roll at #atxcouncil, a reminder that we here at the @austinmonitor are trying to keep me live tweeting https://t.co/sIhfNqLt7I February 11, 2016 10:04 AM
last week, we raised just about half of our February target. help us bring it home today! https://t.co/sIhfNqLt7I February 11, 2016 10:05 AM
TNCs’ll be at 4, it seems #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:08 AM
#atxcouncil will try to do the Lions Golf Course sometime before noon. #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:09 AM
Pilot Knob will go after the dinner break #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:09 AM
and discussion about a transportation bond will be set for 2pm or later #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:10 AM
#atxcouncil kicks off February 11, 2016 10:21 AM
.@mayoradler begins with a moment of silence for David Joseph #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 10:22 AM
Item 6
item 6, item 11 withdrawn #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:23 AM
JBriggeman "So awesome! Youth-oriented alt-weekly @AustinChronicle wants #ATXCouncil to make small houses on small lots illegal! https://t.co/IN57qVe5hy"
.@JBriggeman might dispute that youth-oriented idea https://t.co/m043FEGR4C February 11, 2016 10:27 AM
pulled: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:28 AM
RT @PointAustin: Joseph demo outside: signs inside “Adios Mofo Acevedo” “Justice David Joseph” #atxcouncil https://t.co/F0W73QfQJX February 11, 2016 10:28 AM
#atxcouncil consent passes. we move along to dispense with consent zoning #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:29 AM
zoning consent: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 (1st only); all public hearings closed #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:34 AM
Item 8
.@lesliepool interjects to say that she’s ready to go on item 8, will be dispensed w shortly. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:35 AM
Item 27
zoning item 27 will be indefinitely ppd, as will it’s related zoning case item 28 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:36 AM
Item 29
item 29, w item 30 ppd to late march (boys and girls legacy club) more here (via @jackcraver) https://t.co/oigAiahbLo #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:37 AM
Item 31
zoning item 31 is discussion ppd (applicant wants 3.24, #atxcounil wants 4.11) #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:38 AM
Item 31
zoning item 31 is discussion ppd (applicant wants 3.24, #atxcounil wants 4.11) #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:38 AM
Item 32
item 32 ppd until March 3 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:38 AM
RT @JackCraver: Man at #atxcouncil meeting holds sign urging ouster of police chief re: David Joseph shooting. https://t.co/UItwdUBnfg February 11, 2016 10:39 AM
Item 33
item 33 ppd to 4.14 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:40 AM
Item 34
item 34 consent approval all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:40 AM
Item 36
item 36 ppd to 3.24 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:41 AM
Item 37
item 37 ppd until 3.24 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:41 AM
Item 38
item 38 consent all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:41 AM
Item 39
item 39 is indef ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:42 AM
(oh hey! I’m back in the #atxcouncil feed!) February 11, 2016 10:42 AM
Item 40
item 40 ppd until 3.24 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:42 AM
Item 41
item 41 ppd until 3.24 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:42 AM
Item 42
item 42 consent all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:43 AM
Item 43
item 43 consent all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:43 AM
Item 43
item 43 pulled but will be ppd to 3.24 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:44 AM
Item 35
item 35 ready for consent on all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:45 AM
Item 46
item 46 ready for consent all three #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:45 AM
MKanin "item 35 ready for consent on all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov"
that’s 45, not 35 February 11, 2016 10:46 AM
Item 47
item 47 is ready for consent all three #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:46 AM
Item 48
item 48 will be pulled #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:46 AM
Item 48
item 48 will be pulled #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:46 AM
Item 49
item 49 will be ppd to 3.24 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:46 AM
Item 50
item 50 ppd until 3.24 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:47 AM
Item 51
item 51 (Sparks House) ready for consent all three #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:47 AM
Item 52
item 52 (Rainey House) will be consent all three #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:48 AM
that’s the zoning agenda #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:48 AM
.@sherigallod10 takes a minute to ask staff about the plan to “tighten” criteria for Historic Zoning #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:49 AM
staff: reminds #atxcouncil that they tightened about three years ago, looking for more direction from Council #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:49 AM
…and 44 will remain on consent. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:49 AM
(want me to keep this live-tweeting thing up? help out here! https://t.co/sIhfNqLt7I) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:50 AM
#atxcouncil consent zoning passes. #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:51 AM
Item 8
#atxcouncil now quickly moves to pass item 8. 8 is the PUD ordinance thing (more here: https://t.co/MZ7YDYflec) #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:53 AM
8 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:53 AM
Item 6
.@workersdefense up w concerns on item 6. suggests Saltillo Plaza still in negotiation w.r.t. better builders agreement #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:55 AM
.@workersdefense says that builder DMA here has been fined over worker’s safety issues. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:56 AM
Item 6
item 6 will be ppd by @GregorioCasar #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:57 AM
Tom_Visco "There are too many signs at City Hall today. @MKanin what is going on in there?"
@Tom_Visco i believe that those signs are about the shooting of David Joseph? February 11, 2016 10:58 AM
Item 13
#atxcouncil moves along to item 13 #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:59 AM
13 is for Muny #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:59 AM

Thursday, February 11, 2016 11AM

lots of history here on the item. item would make MUNY historic landmark #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:01 AM
lots of history here on the item. item would make MUNY historic landmark #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:01 AM
.@sherigallod10 leads off by reading a statement of support here #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:01 AM
#atxcouncil hearing testimony on MUNY H-preservation #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:03 AM
Tom_Visco "@MKanin Yes. And about 30 more just arrived. Another exciting day at council! #KeepKaninTweeting #FreeKanin"
@Tom_Visco oh. I see. February 11, 2016 11:04 AM
after support from speakers, #atxcouncil, 13 seems very ready to pass #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:14 AM
RT @cubbie9000: Feed @MKanin: https://t.co/sIhfNqLt7I February 11, 2016 11:15 AM
.@donzimmermanatx supports 13, wants to know whether UT likes the idea of H-zoning here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 11:17 AM
.@sherigallod10 says UT knows what’s going on, legal okay. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:17 AM
13 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:19 AM
Item 5
#atxcouncil moves along to item 5. 5 is for support of tax credits behind Elysium Park #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:20 AM
.@d5kitchen: not anything but support of application. adds this is the only AH tax credit project in #atxgov this year #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 11:21 AM
prompted by @mayoradler, housing staff also underscores that this is just #atxgov keeping project alive, rezone would come back #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 11:23 AM
.@donzimmermanatx offers cx: devs can still submit project w.out #atxgov support, but would lose points #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 11:24 AM
resident of NH up arguing against development. casting in terms of impact fee waivers. familiar in wake of Pilot Knob. #atxcouncol #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:28 AM
resident also cites potential archeological sites here #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:30 AM
…”and possible karst features” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:30 AM
seems repeated #atxcouncil notes that item doesn’t handle the zoning here was a bit of foreshadowing of some NH opposition. #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:31 AM
next speaker expresses concerns over idea that closest transit, she says, is 9/10 mile away from project. #Atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:39 AM
RT @PointAustin: Silent protest within Council chambers re shooting of David Joseph #atxcouncil https://t.co/EsGWt2xnoU February 11, 2016 11:39 AM
new speaker asks those opposed to AH development to stand. about 15 do. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:41 AM
new speaker asks those opposed to AH development to stand. about 15 do. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:41 AM
speaker notes affordability problem. but says there isn’t enough infrastructure to support dev #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:41 AM
Dave Anderson now up on behalf of Drenner Group, repping developer. “we’re not here to talk about land use…” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:43 AM
Anderson: “this is a part of town that doesn’t have a whole lot…” of AH #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:44 AM
here is the spot under discussion https://t.co/evK280vjcF #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:45 AM
.@poolforaustin asks what income level would be of prospective residents #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:46 AM
Anderson: 30-60% MFI, calls project “very unique” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:47 AM
.@poolforaustin asks type of employee. answer: teachers, state employees, single moms, “good working class citizens” #atxcouncil #Atxgov February 11, 2016 11:48 AM
DanKeshet "@MKanin I missed the part on how this could be transit-accessible. https://t.co/PwhTNTmI86"
@DanKeshet that seemed to be a point of concern for some neighbors too February 11, 2016 11:48 AM
.@donzimmermanatx engages in back and forth w developer. looking for opponents to take points away from project #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 11:54 AM
RT @DanKeshet: CM Zimmerman argues low-income housing brings criminal teenagers who can’t be screened b/c of closed records #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 11:54 AM
.@dgarzaford2 fires back at @DonZimmermanATX: rejects “notion that these communities” house criminals #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:55 AM
.@dgarzaford2 adds: if “our goal is to” impact econ segregation, these projects to that #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:56 AM
w plaza event coming, @mayoradler calls for recess. #atxcouncil will then do #citcom, finish current item, then go to lunch February 11, 2016 11:58 AM
that could come at 1pm #Atxcouncil #Atxgov February 11, 2016 11:58 AM
and #atxcouncil breaks until #citcom February 11, 2016 11:59 AM

Thursday, February 11, 2016 12PM

Item 5
so. to be clear: plaza, #citcom, finish item 5, lunch. #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 12:02 PM
.@MayorAdler is in the middle of this gathering announcing steps in David Joseph case https://t.co/3dRWKXJNMN February 11, 2016 12:06 PM
MKanin ".@MayorAdler is in the middle of this gathering announcing steps in David Joseph case https://t.co/3dRWKXJNMN"
.@MayorAdler says #atxgov may bring in independent investigations February 11, 2016 12:07 PM
.@MayorAdler joined by @kathietovo, @D5Kitchen,@DonZimmermanATX @Oraatx1 February 11, 2016 12:08 PM
.@MayorAdler joined by @kathietovo, @D5Kitchen,@DonZimmermanATX @Oraatx1 February 11, 2016 12:08 PM
Protesters here have brought demands. @MayorAdler reading them out now February 11, 2016 12:09 PM
Protestor Demands: investigation w.in 30 days, outside investigator, review use of force policy #davidjoseph February 11, 2016 12:11 PM
.@GregorioCasar was also at the protest February 11, 2016 12:12 PM
eraycollins "If I go on a credit purchasing binge today after my contribution to keep you live tweeting, it’s on you. @MKanin"
@eraycollins doing my part for the economy February 11, 2016 12:15 PM
#davidjoseph protest continues at #atxgov City Hall plaza https://t.co/s69RM2nEgD February 11, 2016 12:28 PM

Thursday, February 11, 2016 1PM

RT @cubbie9000: Transitive property: Mo’ money for @MKanin’s live-tweets = Mo’ money for #TravCo coverage. https://t.co/nBS2i99Ml4 February 11, 2016 01:43 PM

Thursday, February 11, 2016 2PM

RT @CoTMediaFound: Loving @MKanin ‘s tweets today? help us keep him at council throughout the year. #keepkaninlivetweeting https://t.co/NhC February 11, 2016 02:23 PM
#atxcouncil remains in exec session #atxgov February 11, 2016 02:26 PM
Item 5
i missed that vote on item 5. according to @marymhuber, it passed. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 02:35 PM
nays: 2 (@ellenforaustin, @DonZimmermanATX) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 02:37 PM

Thursday, February 11, 2016 3PM

#atxcouncil remains in executive session #atxgov February 11, 2016 03:06 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin You’re gone from my atxcouncil feed again."
@DanKeshet hmmmm… February 11, 2016 03:37 PM
stirring on dais, #atxcouncil looks set to return from exec session #atxgov February 11, 2016 03:38 PM
RT @cubbie9000: LSR’s Joe Black tells me they were surprised by the decision. Hastily arranging meetings with UP’s top brass in Omaha. February 11, 2016 03:40 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin You’re gone from my atxcouncil feed again."
@DanKeshet maybe it’s the keep kanin live tweeting thing? February 11, 2016 03:52 PM
meanwhile, in very non-#atxcouncil news: https://t.co/EEXqZMkPIl #notatxgov February 11, 2016 03:58 PM

Thursday, February 11, 2016 4PM

#atxcouncil returns, w MPT @kathietovo at the helm #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:07 PM
Item 17
#atxcouncil begins w item 17, the transportation discussion #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:07 PM
this could mean just about anything. some boundaries here: (via @JackCraver) https://t.co/uy70MTzwOb #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:08 PM
this could mean just about anything. some boundaries here: (via @JackCraver) https://t.co/uy70MTzwOb #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:08 PM
to be clear: @d5kitchen notes this “lays out a process,” sets up June public hearing #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:09 PM
UTC Commissioner JD Gins (@jdatx) up. arguing for mass transit options as part of any transpo bond #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:12 PM
Mario Champion, another UTC member up. calls on #atxcouncil to lead conversation on transpo options #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:12 PM
Champion also argues that the most recent 30-month study could be used to “get something on the ballot in November” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:13 PM
.@jeboyt up. notes plethora of #atxgov transpo-associated plans, and no dollars to fund them #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 04:14 PM
.@jeboyt says TxDOT is 2 years away from decision about sinking I35. calls #atxcouncil to get involved now #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:15 PM
Dave Dobbs up calls specifically for light rail #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:15 PM
RT @bwear: Dobbs, who has been pushing for light rail in Austin for decades, recommends..bond elect have $$ for … light rail. #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 04:18 PM
Roger Baker up now. Also pushing light rail. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:19 PM
Hayden Black Walker up on behalf of group pushing for I35 cut and cap. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:21 PM
David King up. calls on #atxcouncil to focus on bus routes, bike lanes, sidewalks, and trails #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:25 PM
King also calls on #atxcouncil to do something like the 1/4-cent fund process, i.o.w.: give a little cash to each district #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:26 PM
.@brwittstruck up. calls for i35 minus upper decks. brings with him support of 7 neighborhood assns. #Atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:28 PM
.@brwittstruck: “I35 is a bad neighbor” #atxcouncil #Atxgov February 11, 2016 04:28 PM
.@brwittstruck also calls on #Atxcouncil to lead here. #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:29 PM
BobbyLevinski "@MKanin Dude, you are way too hip for me. I had to google “iow”"
@BobbyLevinski i may have made that up? February 11, 2016 04:29 PM
BobbyLevinski "@MKanin Dude, you are way too hip for me. I had to google “iow”"
@BobbyLevinski (i meant in other words) February 11, 2016 04:29 PM
#citcom closes. back up to dais #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:30 PM
.@d5kitchen moves approval, @PoolforAustin is the second #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:31 PM
.@d5kitchen moves approval, @PoolforAustin is the second #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:31 PM
.@donzimmermanatx has an amendment #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 04:31 PM
.@donzimmermanatx pitches a strike that would single-out “a better-connected system of roads” as a solution #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:32 PM
.@donzimmermanatx pounding bicycle boardwalk. “we have not focused on our road infrastructure” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 04:33 PM
.@donzimmermanatx continues to call for #atxgov highway loop. #atxcouncil #zimcity February 11, 2016 04:34 PM
BobbyLevinski "@MKanin you were spot on according to urban dictionary. My world now is filled w/ antiquated dictionary: “hereinafter” “therein” “hereby”"
@BobbyLevinski woah! February 11, 2016 04:34 PM
.@gregoriocasar suggests that the last 5 #atxgov transpo bonds have collectively put $500m in transpo dollars in play #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 04:35 PM
staff: we’ve made improvements compatible w transit, but not transit directly #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:35 PM
.@gregoriocasar: sidewalks, bike lanes, roads, not transit. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:36 PM
.@gregoriocasar will “encourage through this process…in a creative way” about how #atxgov can support transit #atxgov #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 04:36 PM
.@gregoriocasar: “voters need transit & the option to be able to vote for that transit” hopes will be part of discuss #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:37 PM
i.o.w.: .@gregoriocasar would support a transit bond, but no commitment yet #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:38 PM
.@d5kitchen echoes. doesn’t want to “prescribe the limits around…conversation” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:39 PM
.@donzimmermanatx motion fails. yeas: 2 (CM Zim, @EllenforAustin) #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 04:39 PM
nays: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:39 PM
off the dais: @MayorAdler #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:40 PM
.@GregorioCasar staff just distributed this statement #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/kBiGXEmEOj February 11, 2016 04:41 PM
MPT @Kathietovo pitching amendments that add to committees that will give input on potential bond #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:42 PM
.@oraatx1 raises issue that some have been left out of process, calling on #atxcouncil to leave room for those folks #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:43 PM
marieacunaa "@MKanin So amazing and points out how important what the process of discovery is all about. What will we learn next?"
@marieacunaa I wish I understood, well, any of it February 11, 2016 04:44 PM
marieacunaa "@MKanin So amazing and points out how important what the process of discovery is all about. What will we learn next?"
@marieacunaa I wish I understood, well, any of it February 11, 2016 04:44 PM
.@oraatx1 looking to add district representation to list of folks consulted on bonds #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:45 PM
.@sherigallod10 suggests doing this by including neighborhood assns “in all of #atxgov” #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 04:46 PM
meanwhile, while i have your attention, help me keep live tweeting! https://t.co/sIhfNqLt7I February 11, 2016 04:46 PM
MPT @kathietovo amend passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:49 PM
abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 04:49 PM
off the dais: @MayorAdler #atxgov #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 04:50 PM
.@oraatx1 now formally proposing her amendment to include “citizens from each” district and NAs #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:51 PM
ACM Goode interjects some “realness”: notes that June might be tough if they have to talk to, well, everyone. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:52 PM
.@oraatx1 “it’s not every NA” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:52 PM
.@dgarzaford2 picks up on staff concerns, @d5kitchen intercepts. argues intent is to get representation throughout #atxgov #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 04:54 PM
.@d5kitchen and @oraatx1 are both arguing that #atxcouncil offices will help staff get to appropriate parties #Atxgov February 11, 2016 04:54 PM
staff nodding. did not actually answer. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:54 PM
.@oraatx1 amendment passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:55 PM
abstains: 1 @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:55 PM
off the dais: @mayoradler #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:56 PM
main motion passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:56 PM
abstains: @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #zimcity #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:56 PM
off the dais: 1
@MayorAdler #atxgov #atxcouncil
February 11, 2016 04:57 PM
Item 4
#atxcouncil moves along to item 4. this is for legs fees associated w the biomass plant #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:57 PM
Item 4
#atxcouncil moves along to item 4. this is for legs fees associated w the biomass plant #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:57 PM
.@donzimmermanatx moves to decrease dollars to $150k. believes dollars can do the work. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 04:58 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests this could be a problem. won’t vote for it #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:58 PM
amend fails. yeas: 2 @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 04:59 PM
nays: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:59 PM
.@oraatx1 wants a warning when #atxcouncil approaches $150k. staff will do #atxgov February 11, 2016 04:59 PM

Thursday, February 11, 2016 5PM

.@donzimmermanatx says #atxgov has been over charged for work on this #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 05:00 PM
4 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:00 PM
off the dais: 1 (@mayoradler) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:00 PM
Item 21
#atxcouncil moves along to item 21, a re-working of the #atxcouncil committee system from @GregorioCasar #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:01 PM
.@gregoriocasar casts move as a way to focus committees, align w original purpose #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:01 PM
.@gregoriocasar says #atxcouncil is “several months late” on reform here. #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:02 PM
.@gregoriocasar also adds that more work to come before this is all finalized. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:02 PM
David King up defending original committee system. is concerned about cuts to public speaking time/numbers #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:05 PM
.@donzimmermanatx takes a minute to note King’s exemplary #atxcouncil attendance record #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 05:07 PM
.@donzimmermanatx digs into concerns. worries that not enough committee meetings are not happening in pm. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 05:07 PM
.@donzimmermanatx also suggests that folks might rather speak to full committee rather than committee of 4 #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 05:08 PM
.@gregoriocasar suggests that his changes would expand public comment on thursdays (maybe limit rest of the week) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:09 PM
.@d5kitchen “caution”s that not a set of rules may not work for committee. “we don’t need hard and fast rules” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:11 PM
.@d5kitchen adds: but we do need to be clear to public about what we are doing #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:11 PM
.@d5kitchen adds: but we do need to be clear to public about what we are doing #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:11 PM
.@oraatx1 suggests that #atxcouncil needs to sync committee reorg w what is already on the books. #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:16 PM
.@sherigallod10: #atxcouncil needs to balance evening commitments w NAs and #atxgov business. February 11, 2016 05:17 PM
.@ellenforaustin suggests that #atxcouncil has gotten away from referring IFCs to committees, argues “that should be our intent” #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:19 PM
.@ellenforaustin adds that there are some issues (cites STRs, TNCs) need to be discussed fully in front of #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:20 PM
(.@mayorader remains off dais, as he has since #atxcouncil return) #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:21 PM
.@gregoriocasar: “an honest disagreement” on philosophy. lege model versus more discretion for committees #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:22 PM
.@ellenforaustin asks @GregorioCasar if he intends “policy statement” that “rule should be IFCs should come to #atxcouncil”? #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:23 PM
.@gregoriocasar: that’ll have to be hashed out. but suggests that committee review would not be required for IFCs #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:24 PM
.@donzimmermanatx echoes @EllenforAustin; says he believed that #atxcouncil was trying to move “serious discussions” to committee #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:26 PM
.@donzimmermanatx next dives into gov’t structure, notes weak mayor, skeptical that it was ever going to work #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 05:26 PM
.@d5kitchen says committees “valuable approach” she doesn’t want to get rid of. but adds that it doesn’t work for all #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:27 PM
21 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:28 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxgov #zimcity #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 05:28 PM
abstain: @oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:28 PM
off dais: @MayorAdler #atxgov #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 05:29 PM
Item 9
#atxcouncil moves along to item 9. 9 is the item that funds @Austin_Police spring festival season ops. #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:29 PM
more on 9 here: https://t.co/FYfUpgGngY #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:30 PM
David King up to object. suggests #atxgov is using tax payer money for “for-profit events” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:30 PM
#davidjoseph protestors have returned to #atxcouncil chambers #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:31 PM
#davidjoseph protestors have returned to #atxcouncil chambers #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:31 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders if HOT tax $$s should be used to pay for @Austin_Police efforts during fest season. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:33 PM
JBriggeman "@MKanin Do you have a hotkey that auto-inserts “David King up”?"
@JBriggeman no! but i should! February 11, 2016 05:33 PM
#atxcouncil doing 9 and 20 together. #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:33 PM
RT @AndraCLim: King: Why don’t we put a surcharge on alcoholic beverages and use to pay for public safety? #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 05:34 PM
.@poolforaustin wades into which fund #atxgov should use to fund @Austin_Police o/t. #atxgov #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 05:37 PM
fund here is the budget stabilization reserve #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:37 PM
.@poolforaustin asks if @Austin_Police will have option to take spring break rather than mandated o/t. staff: seems so #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:38 PM
.@sherigallod10 asks about other fee waivers she sees baked into the item. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:41 PM
staff: all of the fees here have already been waived, aside from $400k in police costs #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:42 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Van Eenoo: SXSW has agreed to pay roughly $172K in some fees but not paying all fees #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 05:43 PM
.@gregoriocasar calls on rep from @MayorAdler office to offer detail re: what’s going to happen here. Jim Wick obliges. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:43 PM
Wick: original IFC didn’t waive associated barricade costs. #atxcouncil has to go back and fix. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:44 PM
.@mayoradler remains off dais #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:44 PM
.@mayoradler returns #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:45 PM
Wick: SXSW is paying more than ever, asking for less than they’ve ever asked for in waivers. #ATxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:45 PM
.@gregoriocasar moves approval. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:47 PM
.@donzimmermanatx raises concern that #atxgov is losing out on $400k, will vote against #atxcouncil #zimcity February 11, 2016 05:48 PM
.@oraatx1 wonders what this would do to budget stabilization reserve. staff: this leaves us w.in policy w c. $200k #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:49 PM
item passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:52 PM
item passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:52 PM
nay: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:52 PM
off the dais: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:52 PM
brennangriffin "@MKanin @Austin_Police @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov did staff respond to this?"
.@brennangriffin to be more clear: he asked that of David King, not staff February 11, 2016 05:53 PM
#atxcouncil on 30 min break. Will handle smaller items before TNCs #atxgov February 11, 2016 05:55 PM

Thursday, February 11, 2016 6PM

stirring on dais. #atxcouncil looks set to return. #atxgov February 11, 2016 06:31 PM
hearing that there are roughly 30 folks or so signed up to speak on TNCs #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 06:32 PM
#atxcouncil returns #atxgov MPT @kathietovo at the helm February 11, 2016 06:43 PM
Item 48
#atxcouncil starts with item 48. This is the Sun Chase PUD. #atxcouncil #atxgov #yaypuds! February 11, 2016 06:43 PM
more on this here, courtesy of @JackCraver: https://t.co/7JFJQxYerG #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 06:44 PM
staff laying out plans here. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 06:45 PM
had to duck out for a minute. catching up now. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 06:56 PM

Thursday, February 11, 2016 7PM

.@donzimmermanatx continues to push concerns over possible PUD here. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 07:01 PM
.@sherigallod10 goes big picture, suggests exploring broader changes to the way #atxgov does affordable housing #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 07:06 PM
PUDs are one way that #atxcouncil can get devs to build additional affordable housing #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 07:07 PM
.@donzimmermanatx homes in on $1.8m in deal to #atxgov housing dept. suggests this should fund admin costs of program #atxcouncil #zimcity February 11, 2016 07:10 PM
housing: $$s intended to go to other projects. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:10 PM
.@ellenforaustin raises concerns in light of Pilot Knob. “I hope we will not be surprised…” calls for process changes #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:11 PM
dev rep in response to @EllenforAustin: process may need tweaking, but we’re trying to work with what we have #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:12 PM
48 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:13 PM
48 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:13 PM
abstain: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:13 PM
off the dais: @GregorioCasar & @MayorAdler #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:14 PM
.@gregoriocasar, @MayorAdler, @PoolforAustin, @d3forpio now all off the dais #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:15 PM
Item 57
#atxcouncil moves along to item 57, small lot amnesty #ATxgov February 11, 2016 07:15 PM
here’s our latest on this, courtesy of @lizpagano https://t.co/YsashYf1pc #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:16 PM
.@d3forpio and @GregorioCasar return #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:16 PM
wondering if some of this #atxcouncil activity relates to certain MOUs…#atxgov February 11, 2016 07:17 PM
meanwhile, #atxcouncil staff laying out the history of small-lot amnesty issue #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:18 PM
RT @ericwg: Lots of Council Members off the dais – at one point down to five. Last minute TNC whispers? #ATXCouncil February 11, 2016 07:19 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Guernsey: Tool is being used in conflict with how staff sold it to neighborhoods #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 07:21 PM
MPT @kathietovo: NHs seeing devs take advantage of loopholes to demo houses, build new structures #Atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:22 PM
.@d3forpio suggests that loophole (as described) is allowing for larger homes that drive prop prices up, gentrification #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:25 PM
.@oraatx1 looking for data to support idea that loophole closure will aid affordability #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:26 PM
.@oraatx1: Just because you’ve more housing doesn’t mean you have more affdability. it hasnt happened in p-land, seattle #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:27 PM
staff: w enough units, cost of housing won’t rise as quickly–offers seattle there. @oraatx1 continues to push back #Atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:28 PM
.@oraatx1: it’s not going to help in the short-term #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:29 PM
MPT @Kathietovo adds: moderately priced unit removed, two higher-priced units go up #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:29 PM
.@gregoriocasar: “we need to give people” option to live on less than 6k ft of dirt; disagrees w MPT @Kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:32 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Casar: dirt in Central Austin that is expensive. Long term if requiring to pay for 6K feet of dirt…unaffordable #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 07:32 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Casar: dirt in Central Austin that is expensive. Long term if requiring to pay for 6K feet of dirt…unaffordable #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 07:32 PM
David King up. Argues that existing situation is unfair to neighborhoods. calls on #atxcouncil to “close the loophole” #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:33 PM
RT @ChrisBBradford: .@MKanin @Oraatx1 Portland and Seattle have remained significantly cheaper than SF/Silicon Valley, which have added lit February 11, 2016 07:34 PM
King argues that density pushes lower-income earners out to fringes of the city. #Atxcouncil #Atxgov February 11, 2016 07:35 PM
.@tcb up on behalf of @AURAatx #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:36 PM
.@tcb argues that #atxgov is cutting housing capacity in half, contributes to sprawl, traffic. #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 07:37 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Brown: These are small lots that were legally platted long ago #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 07:38 PM
.@tcb: “we need infill development,” uses Imagine Austin goals to support smaller lots. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:39 PM
.@tcb argues that new construction costs goes down w smaller lots #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:39 PM
…that’s per square foot. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:39 PM
.@tcb adds: new, smaller lots = less expensive home to maintain #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:42 PM
RT @gtahuahua: It definitely helps, but you’re still building in #ATX. #atxcouncil https://t.co/cUiXWjR8gu February 11, 2016 07:43 PM
.@donzimmermanatx points to conflict in data, “these things frustrate me” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 07:45 PM
.@oraatx1 suggests that data doesn’t conflict. argues that new homes replace more affordable options. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:45 PM
Clay Crenshaw of Northfield up. says his neighborhood feels “duped” by small lot amnesty #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:46 PM
Crenshaw: Small, relatively-affordable homes being torn down for more expensive options #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:47 PM
Crenshaw adds that SMA contributes to flooding, parking issues #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:48 PM
Crenshaw: be smart. add density, but close loophole. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:48 PM
David Whitworth up. “Homes on smaller lots cost less at market rates” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:49 PM
Whitworth: kill SMA, you leave only more expensive options on table. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:50 PM
Whitworth: kill SMA, you leave only more expensive options on table. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:50 PM
Whitworth also connects small lot amnesty to imagine austin #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:50 PM
Stuart Harry Hersh closes #citcom on 57: “mind-boggling” that #atxgov hasnt used density bonuses to create affordability #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:54 PM
SHH pushing a wider idea: that entirely new SMA approach could tackle broader issues. urges a no and new crafting #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:55 PM
.@d5kitchen moves approval of 57. would close what is called “loophole” in SMA #Atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:56 PM
.@d5kitchen argues that this is not “being against density”; suggests disaggregation should be difnt process #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:57 PM
.@oraatx1: “i love tiny lots and i love tiny houses…but that’s not what we’re getting” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:57 PM
.@mayoradler will vote for 57. seems numbers there for passage #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:58 PM
.@mayoradler argues that way SMA is being used is “very different” than intent. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:59 PM
.@sherigallod10 will vote against amendment #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 07:59 PM

Thursday, February 11, 2016 8PM

.@sherigallod10 argues that #atxgov has to find a way to start adding 10,000 spaces/year #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 08:00 PM
.@sherigallod10 argues SMA is not a backdoor, calls it an opportunity, tool to add stock #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:01 PM
.@gregoriocasar argues “making lot sizes bigger is a step in the wrong direction” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:03 PM
.@gregoriocasar also argues for 1, 2 reading. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:04 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Casar: On 3rd reading support small lots across city #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 08:04 PM
.@d5kitchen raises concerns that any additional code change might short-circuit CodeNEXT #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:06 PM
MPT @Kathietovo notes that staff recognize the issue as a loophole #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:09 PM
MPT @Kathietovo echoes @oraatx1: this isn’t about tiny houses on tiny lots #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:10 PM
.@gregoriocasar: supporters of small lots work w #atxcouncil to look at separate measure (so long as it doesn’t mess w CodeNEXT) #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:11 PM
57, SMA loophole closure passes. yeas: 6 (i believe) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:13 PM
57, SMA loophole closure passes. yeas: 6 (i believe) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:13 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX @GregorioCasar @dgarzaford2 @sherigallod10 @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 08:14 PM
.@mayoradler: “we are close” to being able to do exec session on TNCs, which @DonZimmermanATX won’t support #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 08:16 PM
Item 58
with that, #atxcouncil moves along to item 58. this is parkland dedication fees #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:16 PM
this would remove language that #atxgov legal apparently felt needed to be separated out of ord #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 08:17 PM
reminder that if #atxcouncil should decline to move past 10pm, we’ll be back here tomorrow thanks to the petition. #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:25 PM
meanwhile, @d5kitchen adding a handful of other groups to public process here #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:26 PM
.@mayoradler is off the dais again. #atxcouncil #atxgov #mouving? February 11, 2016 08:28 PM
.@lizpagano’s take: In case you missed it, #atxcouncil may not vote to finish their meeting tonight February 11, 2016 08:29 PM
.@poolforaustin worries PARD not agreed to initiate code amendment lang here; worries how infill will impact flooding #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:33 PM
.@poolforaustin also wants to be sure that watershed gets in here. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:33 PM
staff: watershed needs to be dealt in. #atxcouncil #ATxgov February 11, 2016 08:34 PM
.@sherigallod10 amenable to adding that department #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:34 PM
amend fails. yeas: 5 nays: 5 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:37 PM
.@d5kitchen notes conspicuous absence of @mayoradler, suggests #atxcouncil take it up later but…#atxgov February 11, 2016 08:38 PM
since that motion failed, a member of the failing side would have to move reconsider. #atxcouncil #atxgov #ohboy February 11, 2016 08:38 PM
.@gregoriocasar says he won’t be bad sport, he’ll move to reconsider. #Atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:38 PM
.@mayoradler is back #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:39 PM
…but it’s moot because @MayorAdler would have voted against it. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:40 PM
MPT @kathietovo raises concerns re: use of affordability in re parkland definitions #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:44 PM
MPT @kathietovo raises concerns re: use of affordability in re parkland definitions #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:44 PM
also, on 58, this starts the ordinance writing process. #atxcouncil will get another crack when it comes back #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:45 PM
58 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:46 PM
and we’re on to TNCs #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:46 PM
.@MayorAdler holds up signed sig page (by Lyft) from MOU. waiting on Uber. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:47 PM
these are items 2, 3, 4, 59 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:47 PM
Item 19
oh but wait! @DonZimmermanATX reminds us that we’ve still got item 19 (the Pilot Knob stuff). cue discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:49 PM
#atxcouncil also discussing whether to do all TNC items together, or one at a time #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:50 PM
.@donzimmermanatx is the only one who wants to do Pilot Knob first, and thus we do indeed move along to TNCs #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:52 PM
.@mayoradler lays out individual items. 2 is accepting or sending petition to ballot, 3 sets date #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:52 PM
16 is replacement ordinance (called by @MayorAdler the innovation ordinance). allows for Thumbs Up app #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:53 PM
59 is MOU w @lyft (and, @MayorAdler hopes, @uber) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:54 PM
#atxcouncil moves to #citcom on TNC item. much of this will be familiar #atxgov February 11, 2016 08:57 PM
RT @EvaRuth: #atxcouncil will hear comments on items 2, 3, 16 here https://t.co/tyPlLoNYKl and 59 on addendum https://t.co/gfJkO6HIC0 February 11, 2016 08:57 PM
according to #atxgov staff, we’ve got just over 1.5 hours in public testimony here #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 08:58 PM

Thursday, February 11, 2016 9PM

#citcom on TNC item continues. @d3forpio, @sherigallod10, and @MayorAdler off the dais #atxgov #atxcouncil #MOUving? February 11, 2016 09:16 PM
RT @EvaRuth: @d5kitchen will ask transportation dept staff to bring #atxcouncil recommendations for other ground transportation too #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:16 PM
.@mayoradler returns to dais. is smiling. talking w CMgr Ott #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:22 PM
meanwhile, @DonZimmermanATX is working on something. aid is on phone. has his own set of docs. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:25 PM
familiar #citcom themes here. those opposed to petition want vote, those for petition adjustments want #atxcouncil adoption tonight #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:28 PM
familiar #citcom themes here. those opposed to petition want vote, those for petition adjustments want #atxcouncil adoption tonight #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:28 PM
rumor is that @uber has signed @MayorAdler MOU #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:36 PM
of course, even with both companies on board, @mayoradler still has to get #atxcouncil to approve ord, MOU #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:37 PM
RT @EvaRuth: latest MOU version doesn’t include additional .5% fee, does have the 10 “preferred pick-up or drop-off locations”… https://t February 11, 2016 09:38 PM
y’all better also be following @EvaRuth, who is tweet-digesting the latest version of the MOU as i type #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:39 PM
RT @bwear: Lyft agreed to .5% extra fee for city incentive program. Uber said no. Final version does not have the .5% extra fee. #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 09:41 PM
RT @EvaRuth: more on latest MOU: “same or equivalent” locations for non-incentive drivers. locations to be decided by public blind draw #at February 11, 2016 09:42 PM
RT @EvaRuth: I haven’t heard back yet from @uber on whether they actually have agreed to this MOU. Uber was against incentives yesterday. # February 11, 2016 09:42 PM
David Butts is up in TNC #citcom. wants an election. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:42 PM
Section 9.1 in this MOU is interesting…#atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/WoM0qKcGJR February 11, 2016 09:44 PM
Also looks like $25k one time payment is up to $40k (sec 2.1) #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/nsjM6v7EM6 February 11, 2016 09:46 PM
RT @EugeneAustin: Mayor Adler – a new way forward https://t.co/4ZHthyJ5ZT February 11, 2016 09:48 PM
RT @EvaRuth: Kargbo: “We don’t necessarily deliver puppies so people will download our app” we actually give rides to disabled #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 09:51 PM
RT @bwear: Ed Kargbo w/ Yellow Cab comparing local cab owners vs. out of town owners of Uber, Lyft, aspects of cabs v. TNCs….#atxcouncil February 11, 2016 09:54 PM
RT @RisingSkylar: @MKanin @EvaRuth I’ve NEVER delivered a puppy, and I give disabled people rides all the time. February 11, 2016 09:54 PM
Kargbo closes. #citcom on TNCs end, and so here we go #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:55 PM
.@mayoradler calls for #atxcouncil exec session. @DonZimmermanATX objects to exec session #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:56 PM
vote on exec happens. passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:56 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 09:57 PM
we’re in exec. @MayorAdler says this’ll be 5-10. we’ll see #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:58 PM
we’re in exec. @MayorAdler says this’ll be 5-10. we’ll see #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:58 PM
should also note that vote to extend meeting past 10pm may not be a formality here. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 09:58 PM

Thursday, February 11, 2016 10PM

.@donzimmermanatx has not yet departed for exec session #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:02 PM
oh! ps: we’ve still got Pilot Knob stuff on the agenda here at #atxcouncil #Atxgov February 11, 2016 10:02 PM
#aTxcouncil returns #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:21 PM
mattlargey "@MKanin @MayorAdler Guessing it wasn’t 5-10…"
@mattlargey about 20, in fact February 11, 2016 10:22 PM
.@mayoradler quickly departs w phone to his ear #Atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:23 PM
.@mayoradler reconvenes #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:27 PM
vote to extend meeting passes yeas: 8 #Atxcouncil #ATxgov February 11, 2016 10:27 PM
nays: 3 (with smiles) #atxcouncil #aTxgov @EllenforAustin @sherigallod10 @D5Kitchen February 11, 2016 10:28 PM
#atxcouncil takes 2 first. @MayorAdler starts it off #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:28 PM
RT @lizpagano: never seen *volunteer* city comm refuse to extend a meeting past ten if there was still work to do/ people waiting to speak. February 11, 2016 10:29 PM
.@mayoradler recaps history here. believes most people who signed petition thought they were stopping fingerprinting #ATxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:29 PM
.@mayoradler objects to calling what he calls “solution” a “compromise” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:30 PM
.@mayoradler raises legal concerns w what #atxcouncil has already passed here. #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:33 PM
.@mayoradler also worries that #atxgov might lose badge in election. says Safe Place pushed for compromise #Atxcouncil February 11, 2016 10:33 PM
.@mayoradler confirms that MOU is w both @uber and @lyft #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:34 PM
and @MayorAdler not sure he’s ever seen an agreement like the one that’s been worked here #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:35 PM
(here’s our latest on what’s up for vote now: https://t.co/8cHVDffhYa) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:35 PM
.@mayoradler is “appreciative of” fact that @uber and @lyft have agreed. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:36 PM
.@mayoradler is “appreciative of” fact that @uber and @lyft have agreed. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:36 PM
.@mayoradler not comfortable voting for initiative ord on its own, fears #atxgov loses the badge program #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 10:36 PM
as for election: @MayorAdler notes expense, the fact that it will “suck a lot of air out of” #atxgov #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 10:37 PM
(.@mayoradler adds that issue has sucked a lot of air out of his office) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:38 PM
.@mayoradler now looking for a count on who will vote for MOU #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:38 PM
(and thus, the whole question of tonight) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:39 PM
.@dgarzaford2 steps in. calls process “such a frustrating” one #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:40 PM
.@dgarzaford2: everybody on #atxcouncil has done what they believe is in the best interest of their community #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:40 PM
.@dgarzaford2: we have conceded to this company over and over again. history is that they are not moving #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:41 PM
then @dgarzaford2 “separates” @uber from @lyft, suggests @lyft is better company. questions uber labor practices. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:41 PM
.@dgarzaford2 suggests that no supporter of labor, or anyone who is against Citizen’s United can support what’s here #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:42 PM
.@dgarzaford2 says it still feels like there is a gun to #atxcouncil’s head #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:43 PM
safe to say that @dgarzaford2 is a no here. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:43 PM
.@dgarzaford2 suggests haste w MOU, argues #atxcouncil hasnt had it for more than an hour, notes other firms not in on it #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:44 PM
.@dgarzaford2: “I think the voters need to decide this issue” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:44 PM
.@mayoradler reports that GetMe has now signed MOU #Atxcounci #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:45 PM
.@d5kitchen goes next. argues #atxcouncil “has been placed at a false choice” #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:45 PM
.@d5kitchen argues that MOU walks back from badge, fingerprint choice, which she says is “benefit to drivers” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:48 PM
.@d5kitchen is also a no #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:48 PM
.@kathietovo will also vote for election, not MOU #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:49 PM
.@kathietovo will also vote for election, not MOU #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:49 PM
that, i believe, kills chance for supermajority? #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:49 PM
however, we still could do another reading tomorrow if needs be #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:50 PM
per @MayorAdler, here is the latest draft of MOU #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/1KX14wtcH8 February 11, 2016 10:51 PM
(scroll down to last post) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:52 PM
.@sherigallod10 will vote for adoption of ordinance in citizen petition #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:53 PM
.@sherigallod10 worries about costs of election #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:53 PM
.@sherigallod10 reports receiving over 7k emails on issue #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:53 PM
.@mayoradler puts @sherigallod10 on spot, asks if she will vote for MOU #atxgov #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 10:54 PM
.@sherigallod10 doesn’t reveal her intent #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:54 PM
.@oraatx1 will vote to put TNC question on ballot. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:55 PM
four, i believe, so far to put TNCs on ballot. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:56 PM
one, thus far, to adopt ordinance #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:56 PM
.@donzimmermanatx won’t support MOU #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 11, 2016 10:57 PM
i believe @DonZimmermanATX has already indicated that he’d like to see this on the ballot #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:57 PM
.@donzimmermanatx confirms that he’d like to see this on ballot. that’s 5 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 10:59 PM

Thursday, February 11, 2016 11PM

.@mayoradler still pushing colleagues to weigh in on MOU. @d3forpio seems to support it? #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:01 PM
ericwg "@MKanin is this why i’m drawn to your tweets every thursday?"
@ericwg check the #notatxgov thread! February 11, 2016 11:01 PM
.@ellenforaustin moves to adopt the citizen-ord with out election. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:02 PM
.@sherigallod10 seconds #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:03 PM
.@sherigallod10 seconds #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:03 PM
RT @bwear: Adler: need ballot language. So no vote on election per se until next week. #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 11:03 PM
.@gregoriocasar: no good or simple choice here. capital held by people, drivers. challenging situation #ATxcouncil #ATxgov February 11, 2016 11:04 PM
.@gregoriocasar: willing to go to election, argues both ways lead to same place #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:06 PM
sobiern "@MKanin Really appreciate the tweets following CC mtg-will make contrib in a.m.Any t shirts left?"
@sobiern we can hook ya up! February 11, 2016 11:07 PM
.@oraatx1 appreciates @MayorAdler’s attempts to compromise. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:09 PM
.@mayoradler still pressing to get counts on MOU. seems four are in for it thus far #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:09 PM
question called here comes the vote #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:11 PM
wait. n.m: @PoolforAustin appreciates all of the effort gone in here. taking a moment to recognize @MayorAdler’s work #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:11 PM
2 citizen ordinance fails. yeas: 2 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:12 PM
nays: 8 February 11, 2016 11:13 PM
abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:13 PM
seems we’re headed for an election #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:13 PM
Item 16
.@mayoradler raises default ord if election fails. moves passage item 16, he argues clarify fingerprints not mandatory #aTxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:15 PM
.@d5kitchen argues that #atxcouncil do this later #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:15 PM
jdatx "If council votes for the TNC petition to go to the ballot, and the voters reject corporate interest, finger prints stand right? #atxcouncil"
@jdatx @MayorAdler is trying to address this now. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:19 PM
.@dgarzaford2 suggests that 16 is a “plan b” to do what #atxcouncil didn’t just do #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:21 PM
.@poolforaustin moves to table @MayorAdler amend so we can talk about it tomorrow #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:23 PM
seems rest of dais may not want to be back tomorrow #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:23 PM
.@mayoradler moves to pass 16 on first reading only #atxcouncil #ATxgov February 11, 2016 11:24 PM
.@mayoradler moves to pass 16 on first reading only #atxcouncil #ATxgov February 11, 2016 11:24 PM
16 fails yeas: 4 nays: 6 abstain: 1 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:24 PM
so that’s it. there will be a ballot question–seems #atxcouncil may officially set the date next week #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:26 PM
.@ellenforaustin taking a minute to thank @MayorAdler for hard work #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:28 PM
compares changes to cell phones v land lines. still a place for land lines, just as there is for taxis #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:29 PM
lizpagano "@MKanin BUT IS THERE A PLACE FOR PRINT MEDIA?"
@lizpagano is argue yea, but that’s a different conversation February 11, 2016 11:30 PM
.@d5kitchen adds her voice to thanks for @mayoradler #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:31 PM
lizpagano "@MKanin No, she lumped it with the other dinosaurs. (Also I’m kidding!)"
@lizpagano i know! but it is a totally other conversation. like it’d take some serious tweeting February 11, 2016 11:32 PM
mattlargey "Is there evidence that Uber/Lyft behind reduced drunk driving? I mean, it makes sense, but it keeps getting stated as fact. #atxcouncil"
@BenPhilpottKUT @mattlargey well, there’s this…https://t.co/3wZVJ8TGst February 11, 2016 11:33 PM
.@mayoradler seems set to steam ahead w Pilot Knob #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:34 PM
RT @austintexasgov: Admin Note: #ATXCouncil will not hold Special Called Meeting tomorrow afternoon. Will take up ballot language next week. February 11, 2016 11:36 PM
Pilot Knob developer up now. here to answer questions. #atxcouncil #Atxgov February 11, 2016 11:41 PM
.@mayoradler takes opportunity. prompted, dev suggests reports about deal aren’t accurate, or what was intended #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:43 PM
.@mayoradler aks dev if unit count is still accurate (key here for $$). dev: actual unit count is “less than” reported #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:45 PM
.@mayoradler prompts dev: $$s headed to #atxgov still in play. how everything moves together all still in play #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 11:47 PM
.@mayoradler asks dev about how much it will cost for infrastructure for water. dev: $31.5m, born by MUD #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:48 PM
@MayorAdler prompts dev: this is recoverable (to tune of $30m) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:49 PM
.@mayoradler signals support for first “one and a half” parts of @EllenforAustin resolution here #atxcouncil #atxgov February 11, 2016 11:49 PM
.@donzimmermanatx asks dev who should handle afford housing. dev: AHFC or some other #atxgov entity #atxcouncil February 11, 2016 11:51 PM
.@gregoriocasar wonders if dev objects to #atxgov discretion w $s. dev: details of can be worked out, but supports in theory #Atxcouncil February 11, 2016 11:54 PM
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