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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 2.25.2016

Monday, February 29, 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.

ITEMS

Tick Tock

Participants:

MKanin 257
eraycollins 3
JeffStensland 1

Thursday, February 25, 2016 9AM

checking in from #atxcouncil, where members remain in their monthly AE subcommittee meeting. #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:37 AM
checking in from #atxcouncil, where members remain in their monthly AE subcommittee meeting. #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:37 AM

Thursday, February 25, 2016 10AM

.@sherigallod10 indicated that #atxcouncil Austin Energy meeting probably won’t start until post-noon. #atxgov February 25, 2016 10:16 AM
some discussion about that now. seems, tho that #atxcouncil regular business will not start until after noon. #atxgov February 25, 2016 10:18 AM
.@sherigallod10 adds that it may be 1 or 2 before #atxcouncil gets rolling w regular business from its also-scheduled 10am meeting #atxgov February 25, 2016 10:19 AM
…cue exodus from #atxcouncil chambers…#atxgov February 25, 2016 10:19 AM

Thursday, February 25, 2016 12PM

#atxcouncil has one last item on its AE schedule, @sherigallod10 says it should take about 30 mins. #atxgov February 25, 2016 12:01 PM
still some question about whether #atxcouncil members will hear #CitCom before that final AE item, or after. #atxgov February 25, 2016 12:03 PM

Thursday, February 25, 2016 1PM

#atxcouncil remains in its Austin Energy meeting. regular agenda still to come. #atxgov February 25, 2016 01:47 PM

Thursday, February 25, 2016 2PM

and at 2:13, #atxcouncil convenes its 10am meeting #atxgov February 25, 2016 02:13 PM
.@donzimmermanatx moves for 20 minute recess. that passes. see y’all again (for the first time) in 20 minutes. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 02:14 PM
#atxcouncil returning now. reconvene should be imminent. #atxgov February 25, 2016 02:46 PM
#atxcouncil is back. #atxgov February 25, 2016 02:47 PM
#atxcouncil looks set to take up consent first. #atxgov February 25, 2016 02:48 PM
Item 44
item 44 w/d, item 50 w/d #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 02:48 PM
Item 66
item 66 is set for a 4pm time certain, when it will ppd until 3/24 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 02:49 PM
pulled: 12, 13, 15, 16, 33, 42 (CAMPO proxy ppd 3.3), 43 (ppd 3.3), 45, 48, 49 (ppd to 3.24) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 02:58 PM
pulled: 12, 13, 15, 16, 33, 42 (CAMPO proxy ppd 3.3), 43 (ppd 3.3), 45, 48, 49 (ppd to 3.24) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 02:58 PM
Item 54
item 54 (park naming) will be ppd until 3.24 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 02:58 PM

Thursday, February 25, 2016 3PM

consent passes, with some nos and abstentions. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:08 PM
Item 12
#atxcouncil turn first to item 12, pulled by @donzimmermanatx #atxcouncil #zimcity February 25, 2016 03:10 PM
12 is for a $1m consulting contract related to the Integrated Water Resource Plan #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:11 PM
.@donzimmermanatx raises concerns about one-day-a-week watering. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:12 PM
staff suggests that this doesn’t directly relate to that. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:12 PM
12 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:13 PM
nays: 2 (@ellenforaustin, @DonZimmermanATX) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:13 PM
Item 13
#atxcouncil moves along to item 13. 13 is a $3m HUD loan, part of $8m already applied for and approved. #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:15 PM
.@oraatx1 asking staff about the mechanics of loan. staff spells them out #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:15 PM
13 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:22 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:22 PM
abstain: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:22 PM
Item 15
#atxcouncil moves along to item 15. 15 is a $160k transfer from stabilization reserve to fund childcare in the Passages Program #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:24 PM
.@sherigallod10 worries that this doesn’t comply w #atxgov financial policies, as was noted by staff. #atxcouncil February 25, 2016 03:24 PM
MPT @Kathietovo, who brought item forward, notes fairly new policy. argues that item meets criteria for forgoing policy #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:27 PM
MPT @kathietovo says that homeless families involved here would lose health care in July without it. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:28 PM
cx: MPT @Kathietovo says child care would be lost, not health care #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:29 PM
15 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:29 PM
15 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:29 PM
nays: 1 (@DonZimmermanATX) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:30 PM
abstains: @EllenforAustin @sherigallod10 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:30 PM
Item 16
#atxcouncil moves along item 16. 16 is the evaluation process for Council appointees #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:31 PM
Attorney Fred Lewis up first. calling for more “rigorous metrics,” more open evaluation of reports (aimed at C Mgr Ott) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:32 PM
by rigorous, Lewis suggests that #atxcouncil adopt something along the lines of ImagineAustin outcomes metrics here #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:33 PM
Lewis continues: wants a written evaluation on 50-100 items of direct #atxcouncil reports. #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:34 PM
Lewis: anon review of direct reps by subordinates, calls for input from public. cites STRs (aimed, again, at CMgr Ott) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:37 PM
.@donzimmermanatx asks Lewis about a presser they were both at yesterday. again calling for open reviews #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:38 PM
.@donzimmermanatx cites ability, via local gov’t code, for #atxcouncil to review reports in public #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:38 PM
and @DonZimmermanATX has amend that would order any #atxgov employee w “more than 1,000” direct reports, be reviewed in public #atxcouncil February 25, 2016 03:40 PM
David King is up next. again, #atxcouncil is talking about review of direct reports. #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:41 PM
RT @brennangriffin: fun to watch Fred Lewis and @DonZimmermanATX agree on something! #atxcouncil February 25, 2016 03:41 PM
King careful to say that he isn’t here to be critical of C Mgr, just wants a “fair and transparent” review of #atxcouncil reports #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:41 PM
King notes that reviews aren’t being written, which makes processes unfair. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:42 PM
seems @MayorAdler on board w trying to work in some kind of ImagineAustin content in evals (as was suggested by Lewis) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:45 PM
but @MayorAdler softens somewhat, suggests they could inform self-evaluation #atxcouncil #atxgov. either way, more to come here February 25, 2016 03:46 PM
.@oraatx1 brings this back to the @D5Kitchen recall; “how vulnerable are we going to make our leaders in this city” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:50 PM
i *think* @oraatx1 was referring to a potential written eval of reports. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:50 PM
.@donzimmermanatx gets a second from @EllenforAustin on his amend #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:51 PM
.@donzimmermanatx gets a second from @EllenforAustin on his amend #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:51 PM
.@donzimmermanatx notes the 1,000 bracket here, says fundamental difference btwn reports who manage 100s and 1000s #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:52 PM
.@ellenforaustin wonders if anything on books currently prevents #atxcouncil from explaining why they change compensation #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:53 PM
implication there being that they could explain satisfaction/dissatisfaction in employees #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:53 PM
seems #atxcouncil could indeed do that. #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:53 PM
.@poolforaustin notes @EllenforAustin remarks, suggests @DonZimmermanATX amend is “heavy handed” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:55 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX amend fails. yeas: 1 @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:55 PM
nays: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:55 PM
then 16, #atxcouncil evals of reports, passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:56 PM
abstains: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:56 PM
Item 48
#atxcouncil moves along to Rosewood Courts item. that’s item 48. #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:57 PM
our latest on Rosewood Courts issue is here (courtesy of @lizpagano) https://t.co/LbRD1AYleJ #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 03:57 PM
#atxcouncil will hear #citcom first on Rosewood Courts item February 25, 2016 03:59 PM

Thursday, February 25, 2016 4PM

Former #atxcouncil candidate Fred McGhee up now, pushing for the historic zoning of Rosewood Courts. #atxgov February 25, 2016 04:04 PM
.@sherigallod10 asks McGhee where process is w.r.t. feds on Rosewood. McGhee: if #atxcouncil approves l.mark, feds will answer #atxgov February 25, 2016 04:07 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders about “unintended consequences” of Rosewood H- listing #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 04:10 PM
McGhee: maybe folks will learn something about #atxgov history. #atxcouncil February 25, 2016 04:11 PM
McGhee: only 9 Af-Am Historic sites in East Austin. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 04:12 PM
should note that speakers who live in Rosewood Courts have called on #atxcouncil to not do H preservation #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 04:24 PM
HACA president Sylvia Blanco up now, says HACA will support H-zoning for “a portion”, but not all of Rosewood Courts #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 04:28 PM
HACA president Sylvia Blanco up now, says HACA will support H-zoning for “a portion”, but not all of Rosewood Courts #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 04:28 PM
Blanco calls preservation of entire property “an overreach”; lists host of infrastructure issues at facility #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 04:29 PM
HACA plan increase affordable units by c. 75 families. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 04:36 PM
plan includes MF building w 160 units +amenities (fitness room, computer lab, etc) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 04:39 PM
MPT @Kathietovo notes that HACA plan also, however, includes market rate housing (HACA says: “very very limited”) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 04:39 PM
eraycollins "”All the current (and former) residents speaking are against the designation.” says Patrick Goetz on #atxurbanists fb page. True @MKanin?"
@eraycollins residents? I believe that is accurate. February 25, 2016 04:52 PM
CitCom continues on #atxcouncil discussion of Rosewood Courts H preservation. #atxgov February 25, 2016 04:53 PM
HACA VP is up. again notes HACA commitment to preserve 1/4 of site, new park #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 04:55 PM

Thursday, February 25, 2016 5PM

HACA VP says commercial space “isn’t going to be a starbucks”; would be services that “meet needs of” Rosewood #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:00 PM
HACA VP adds that there is little to back notion that Rosewood should be preserved for architecture. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:02 PM
eraycollins "In The Monitor @oraatx1 cites “community leaders” working on HD since 4/2014 @MKanin. Not residents? https://t.co/A2fXmXH8sw @lizpagano"
@eraycollins i counted three or four residents at CitCom in person at City Hall. may not be a representative sample February 25, 2016 05:03 PM
.@oraatx1 asks if HACA has submitted plan to HUD. Answer: yes. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:06 PM
with CitCom over, @oraatx1 will present her case. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:07 PM
eraycollins "Thanks for the additional info @MKanin."
@eraycollins ‘course! February 25, 2016 05:08 PM
.@oraatx1 making case, suggests affordable places in east #atxgov are disappearing. pushes for rehab, move to make “livable” #atxcouncil February 25, 2016 05:11 PM
.@oraatx1 trying to connect on architecture argument for H preservation. cites age of property, historical significance. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:12 PM
.@oraatx1: “what we want is that people who come to this city…that on that property negros lived…and thrived” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:13 PM
.@oraatx1 next pulls up planned design for new Rosewood. calls it “out of character, out of scale” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:15 PM
.@oraatx1: “(this is) a cultural touchstone” says remodel is “abhorrent to me” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:16 PM
.@oraatx1 closes, asks #atxcouncil “to initiate process” to zone Rosewood historic #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:19 PM
.@oraatx1 closes, asks #atxcouncil “to initiate process” to zone Rosewood historic #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:19 PM
#atxcouncil trying to figure out which document is the right document here. #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:21 PM
some questions about what draft is what. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:22 PM
that seems to be sorted. now we’re looking at the language in the document #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:25 PM
.@mayoradler asks if HLC looked at value of H Zoning on any portion (vs whole) of site. answer: yes #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:28 PM
staff adds that #atxcouncil initiation of an H-Zoning is “rather unusual” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:28 PM
staff adds that there will be a non-neutral recommendation should #atxcouncil agree to initiate zoning. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:29 PM
.@oraatx1 moves adoption #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:29 PM
.@sherigallod10 has an amendment #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:30 PM
Here is @SheriGalloD10 amendment https://t.co/WcwPgOIAiL February 25, 2016 05:32 PM
.@sherigallod10 amend tries to find room for C Mgr to make recommendation other than H #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:32 PM
.@sherigallod10 amend draws applause from residents in attendance #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:33 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests a boards and commissions process for Rosewood “more transparent” than a C Mgr recommendation #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:35 PM
meanwhile…RT @sosalliance: Breaking! COALITION FILES SUIT AGAINST SOUTH MOPAC TOLL PROJECT https://t.co/YQFOvFYUje #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:36 PM
.@d3forpio doesn’t want to “tie us up,” make all of Rosewood H. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:38 PM
RT @JeffStensland: Cosponsor @d3forpio reminds #atxcouncil will have to pass historic zoning on super majority due to expected HPC decision. February 25, 2016 05:38 PM
JeffStensland "Cosponsor @d3forpio reminds #atxcouncil will have to pass historic zoning on super majority due to expected HPC decision."
@JeffStensland didn’t sound like @d3forpio was ready to vote for this…despite being a co-sponsor? did i miss it? February 25, 2016 05:39 PM
MPT @Kathietovo says #atxcouncil should start an H-Zoning case today. calls site worthy of the designation #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:40 PM
RT @JeffStensland: @MKanin it sounds that way to me. Or he’d support Gallo amendment. February 25, 2016 05:40 PM
.@d5kitchen calls on #atxcouncil to move ahead w H Zoning, but also move ahead w a look at “other options” #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:42 PM
.@d5kitchen calls on #atxcouncil to move ahead w H Zoning, but also move ahead w a look at “other options” #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:42 PM
.@sherigallod10 reminds #atxcouncil that HLC has already denied H-Zoning. suggests that her amend is an attempt to find compromise #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:43 PM
.@mayoradler notes that #atxcouncil is now 15 minutes overdue for procs. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:44 PM
MPT @Kathietovo moves to delete language in @sherigallod10 res, would initiate zoning #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:45 PM
MPT @Kathietovo reminds #atxcouncil HLC vote (3-3). issue there was lack of commissioners, thanks to lack of appointments #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:46 PM
#atxcouncil takes a recess to do its live music and procs #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:47 PM
.@sherigallod10 and @PoolforAustin voted against recessing, in favor of finishing item #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:48 PM
wait a minute. #Atxcouncil tried to reconsider vote so @sherigallod10 could take part (has to leave at 7). failed. we’re in recess #atxgov February 25, 2016 05:50 PM

Thursday, February 25, 2016 6PM

#atxcouncil awarding proc to retiring Rep Naishtat #atxgov https://t.co/lDflKRSeqq February 25, 2016 06:05 PM
#atxcouncil remains in recess, post live-music and procs. #atxgov February 25, 2016 06:32 PM

Thursday, February 25, 2016 7PM

stirring on dais, #atxcouncil looks set to return #ATxgov February 25, 2016 07:09 PM
.@mayoradler reports @sherigallod10 headed back to take part in the Rosewood item, so that’ll sit on table for about 20. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:11 PM
meantime, #atxcouncil will look to take a few quicker items #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:11 PM
Item 45
#atxcouncil moves along to item 45, downtown MetroRail station #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:12 PM
MPT @Kathietovo has a handful of changes, approved by open space comm. presenting these now #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:12 PM
changes add additional historical context, says MPT @kathietovo, no other major changes #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:13 PM
.@poolforaustin adds that resolution makes station “compliant,” makes good use of space. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:14 PM
45 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:14 PM
abstains: @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:14 PM
off the dais: @sherigallod10 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:15 PM
off the dais: @sherigallod10 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:15 PM
Item 33
#atxcouncil moves along to item 33, a purchasing item for $93+k worth of floor scrubbers for use on downtown sidewalks. #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:16 PM
pulled by @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:16 PM
…and with it, we’re into why #atxgov cleans sidewalks downtown. #atxcouncil February 25, 2016 07:17 PM
33 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:18 PM
abstain: @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:18 PM
off the dais: @sherigallod10 #atxgov #atxcouncil February 25, 2016 07:18 PM
Item 54
#atxcouncil also quickly ppds item 54 #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:18 PM
Item 53
#atxcouncil moves along to item 53. 53 is a 5 year deal not to exceed $2.5m. for UT transpo research #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:20 PM
some #atxcouncil discussion about ongoing studies, and concerns about “what exactly i’m getting for $2.5m” from @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:23 PM
53 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:24 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil February 25, 2016 07:25 PM
abstains: @EllenforAustin, @oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:25 PM
off the dais: @sherigallod10 #atxcouncil February 25, 2016 07:25 PM
#atxcouncil turns to AHFC agenda #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:26 PM
that done, #atxcouncil moves along to items 63 and 64. variances for redev of St. Catherine of Siena Church in D8 on Convict Hill Rd #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:30 PM
proposal offers mitigation of impervious cover, water quality protections. has been recommended thru bs & cs, by staff #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:31 PM
(@sherigallod10 has returned) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:33 PM
watershed staff into presentation, going over proposal of redev from church, environmental impacts, variance requests #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:34 PM
MPT @Kathietovo looking at water rescues in the area, worried about impact of potential redev of site on increased risk #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:42 PM
MPT @Kathietovo looking at water rescues in the area, worried about impact of potential redev of site on increased risk #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:42 PM
RT @LillyRockwell: Former #atxgov W’shed Protection head Victoria Li may be arrested 4 failure 2 show at trial 2day. https://t.co/9sz6J4nusK February 25, 2016 07:45 PM
.@d5kitchen notes that the “existing access issues relating to flooding” aren’t new, as church is just adding 2nd story #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:50 PM
.@ellenforaustin wonders if flood rescue calls came from property in question. staff: can’t tell where calls came from #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:54 PM
Michele Lynch up repping the church #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:57 PM
Lynch: Variance only because they don’t have paved access. here because (me, summing) inflexibility of code. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 07:58 PM

Thursday, February 25, 2016 8PM

Lynch: Flooding happens to the south of St. Catherine’s. into details on calls–not on property, pre-current barricades. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:02 PM
MPT @kathietovo looking at numbers of students that attend church programming #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:06 PM
.@dgarzaford2 notes w or w.out variance, programs would continue. #atxcouncil #atxgov, adds that second story is “safest place” in emergency February 25, 2016 08:08 PM
first up, 63. SOS variance. passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:08 PM
next 64. passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:09 PM
nays: @oraatx1 MPT @Kathietovo #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:09 PM
one abstain (missed who) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:09 PM
Item 48
#atxcouncil moves back to item 48, the rosewood courts item #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:10 PM
MPT @Kathietovo withdraws her amend in favor of a new @oraatx1 amend. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:11 PM
.@oraatx1 res adds stakeholders to process to rehab, continues to limit C Mgr to only initiation of H zoning. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:12 PM
.@oraatx1 amend to amend passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:13 PM
now were back to @sherigallod10 amend, but with only H zoning, i think. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:14 PM
so back to main resolution. which appears to initiate historic zoning. like by the very long way ’round #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:15 PM
RT @lizpagano: What are they DOING? #subtweet February 25, 2016 08:15 PM
RT @lizpagano: What are they DOING? #subtweet February 25, 2016 08:15 PM
many thanks to @GregorioCasar, who has slowed us all down to consider just what it is that we’re watching #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:16 PM
clarification coming…#atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:17 PM
ah. so this initiates process of h zoning, and the process associated therewith. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:17 PM
and, with C Mgr study about other options, this would all come back to #atxcouncil about June #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:18 PM
.@ellenforaustin looking for a better understanding of what #atxcouncil just voted on, notes lack of redline on language. #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:20 PM
.@mayoradler reads res as instructing beginning of H-Zoning, additional process features (engagement w stakeholders) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:21 PM
staff concurs #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:21 PM
MPT @kathietovo reads amend as adding historic zoning. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:22 PM
.@dgarzaford2 reads this as an option, not guarantee for h zoning; with that we rewind the voting. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:23 PM
.@mayoradler reads what will be in new res; initiation of historic zoning #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:23 PM
…and with that, at least @DonZimmermanATX will change his vote #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:24 PM
.@sherigallod10 suggests that it seems this now only allows initiation. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:25 PM
staff: trying to lay out options again; #atxcouncil trying to figure out what’s going on. #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:26 PM
.@oraatx1 amend passes (again) yeas (this time): 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:27 PM
nays: @dgarzaford2 @sherigallod10 @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:28 PM
ps: @lizpagano is a must-follow right now. February 25, 2016 08:28 PM
.@gregoriocasar: vote based on loss of Af-Am culture, needs of existing tenants, community in need of affordable housing. looking 4 balance. February 25, 2016 08:30 PM
HACA VP urges #atxcouncil to consult residents on deal, not just preservationists #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:33 PM
.@oraatx1 argues that HACA has left community out of process, offers list of community support #atxcouncil #atxgov says HACA hasnt listened February 25, 2016 08:40 PM
.@oraatx1 argues that HACA has left community out of process, offers list of community support #atxcouncil #atxgov says HACA hasnt listened February 25, 2016 08:40 PM
.@oraatx1 argues community leaders not allowed in. on ? from @MayorAdler, clarifies ALL should be involved in discussion #atxcouncil #Atxgov February 25, 2016 08:41 PM
.@donzimmermanatx won’t vote against, citing @oraatx1 authority (in district), but can’t vote for will abstain #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:42 PM
so amend passes. yeas: 8 (missed who abstained, who no’ed) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:42 PM
#atxcouncil returns to main motion. #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:42 PM
#atxcouncil has also divided question into four votes. will be on each be it resolved clause #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:43 PM
first resolved clause (initiation of H zoning) will be first. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:44 PM
.@dgarzaford2 notes “irony” in fact that process started here could delay aid to families in Rosewood #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:46 PM
but @dgarzaford2 notes her respect for the part of the community that wants to start process again #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:47 PM
.@oraatx1 notes 93 of 100 in April 7 2014 review. “if it’s happening, it’s benign neglect on housing authority’s part” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:48 PM
Here is what we are about to vote on #atxgov #atxcouncil https://t.co/e23wvoq5jY February 25, 2016 08:49 PM
seems the votes will be 1-4 going from the top down. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:49 PM
meanwhile, @sherigallod10 reiterates her concern about historic zoning initiation, limited to that. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:50 PM
HACA VP on units: Not in disrepair, they are just old. two-day maintenance turn around #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:50 PM
BIR on passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:51 PM
abstains: 3 (@d3forpio, @sherigallod10, one more) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:52 PM
the rest BIRs pass, yeas: 11 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:52 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes that #atxcouncil may have missed voting on the whereases #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:53 PM
so, to be safe, @DonZimmermanATX moves passage of whereases. that passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:54 PM
Item 61
#atxcouncil moves along to item 61. 61 is chat 26 hearing for indoor space at Turner Roberts for temp health clinic #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:54 PM
Item 61
#atxcouncil moves along to item 61. 61 is chat 26 hearing for indoor space at Turner Roberts for temp health clinic #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:54 PM
,@oraatx1 notes lack of medical access east of 183, would allow access with this space. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:56 PM
61 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:56 PM
Item 62
#atxcouncil moves along to item 62. 62 is standards of care for PARD Youth Rec programs. #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:57 PM
62 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:58 PM
Item 66
and #atxcouncil formally moves to ppd item 66 to march 24. #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:58 PM
Item 65
#atxcouncil moves along to item 65. 65 is the assessment roll for the S. Congress PID #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:58 PM
65 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:59 PM
abstain: 1 @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 08:59 PM

Thursday, February 25, 2016 9PM

off the dais: 1 @d5kitchen #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:00 PM
Item 52
#atxcouncil now moves along to item 52, compensation for #atxgov municipal civil service commissioners #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:00 PM
for the record, the commissioners have recommended that #atxcouncil compensate them #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:01 PM
and, for the record, former hearings were heard by a paid hearings judge #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:01 PM
.@mayoradler: ? 4 staff recommendation. staff: no stake, no recommendation. notes there is precedent for compensation #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:04 PM
staff: committee does take time, puts in long hours. adds many other #atxgov also work long hours. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:05 PM
.@oraatx1 with the key question: where do the dollars come from? staff: no room in HR budget, needs to be re-allocated #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:06 PM
.@donzimmermanatx notes his concern about how compensation here could lead to compensation everywhere…#atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:06 PM
staff returns to point that civil service board is the only board that allows for compensation #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:07 PM
.@poolforaustin notes small sum of money involved. at $5/hearing per 3 people over 2 hearings/month… #atxcouncil @atxgov February 25, 2016 09:11 PM
cx: five #atxgov civil service commissioners #atxcouncil February 25, 2016 09:11 PM
cx: five #atxgov civil service commissioners #atxcouncil February 25, 2016 09:11 PM
MPT @Kathietovo notes that commission replaces $1600/day hearings officer #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:13 PM
MPT @Kathietovo suggests spreading that number out over commissioners present at hearing #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:14 PM
.@d3forpio notes that #atxcouncil has also just approved paid legal help for municipal civil service comm #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:16 PM
ah. turns out this was listed only for discussion, so no action today #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:16 PM
.@dgarzaford2 suggests that vouchers for day care might go further than compensation #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:17 PM
Item 55
with no action possible there, #atxcouncil moves along to item 55. 55 is the @EllenforAustin resolution re: Austin Water transfer #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:18 PM
would bring back info about transfers from Austin Water, much like info from Austin Energy re: transfer by May #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:18 PM
reminder that these are transfers from utilities directly #atxgov General Fund. #atxcouncil February 25, 2016 09:20 PM
MPT @Kathietovo looking to make language the same as the AE resolution from earlier in the day #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:21 PM
transfer info item passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:22 PM
nays: @GregorioCasar @dgarzaford2 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:22 PM
Item 67
with that, #atxcouncil moves along to item 67. #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:22 PM
67 is an ordnance that would move further action on further Homestead Preservation Districts #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:23 PM
this would look for new homestead preservation districts, would come back in april. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:25 PM
.@donzimmermanatx hates this. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:25 PM
67 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:25 PM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:25 PM
and with that, #atxcouncil gets its business done before 10p #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:26 PM
thanks all for following along! see y’all next week! #atxcouncil #atxgov February 25, 2016 09:26 PM
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