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TickTock: Austin City Council Meeting 2.4.2015

Monday, February 8, 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 280
DanKeshet 7
austinmonitor 2
eraycollins 1
AKMcGlinchy 1
JimmyFlannigan 1
joethepleb 1
ABJGovernment 1
lizpagano 1

Thursday, February 04, 2016 9AM

morning from #atxcouncil, where we will continue our streak of talking about STRs or TNCs for yet another week. #atxgov February 04, 2016 09:16 AM
morning from #atxcouncil, where we will continue our streak of talking about STRs or TNCs for yet another week. #atxgov February 04, 2016 09:16 AM
BUT before we go: a note re: “Keep Kanin Live Tweeting” campaign. Y’all helped us meet our January goal in ONE DAY (1/2) #atxgov #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 09:18 AM
can we do it again for February?! go here to help out: https://t.co/yRl6byYRRb #atxgov #atxcouncil (2/2) February 04, 2016 09:19 AM
PS: this is the last week to get a thank you @austinmonitor t-shirt (for $25+)! again, the link: https://t.co/FpNwIAd2P9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 09:20 AM
#atxcouncil looks like it’s about ready to roll #atxgov February 04, 2016 09:59 AM

Thursday, February 04, 2016 10AM

chambers are quiet early on over here at #atxcouncil. they should fill post-dinner, when we talk about TNCs #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:01 AM
A bit of red this morning for #atxcouncil members as part of @AmericanHeartOC’s wear red day https://t.co/gmVH29NnBF February 04, 2016 10:04 AM
Item 19
item 19, renaming of Austin Tennis Center will be ppd to 3/3. more here, courtesy of @lizpagano https://t.co/ejOyAXF7nq #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:06 AM
Item 48
the item about parks renaming policies will also be ppd (item 48). that to 2/25. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:07 AM
as @lizpagano has in her tipsheet this morning, we’ll probably hear the TNC items post-6:30 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:08 AM
Item 21
#atxcouncil also seems set to pull the item that would add $1m+ to the @Austin_Police budget for spring festival season (item 21) #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:09 AM
Item 21
more on item 21 here, courtesy of @JoClifton78704 https://t.co/zvGXcRoORC #atxgov #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 10:10 AM
#atxcouncil also to pull items associated with the proposed Winnebago Ln ARR facility. more on that here: https://t.co/hpSawFsR8G #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:13 AM
while we’re waiting for #atxcouncil to start, i’ll re-remind all you fine folks out there about this: https://t.co/PDs66kpj7J #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:16 AM
shoutout to @brwittstruck, who was first in for Feb! #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:19 AM
#atxcouncil now under way #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:21 AM
#atxcouncil pulled: 3, 7, 9 & 10 (TNCs; 630), 12, 14, 16, 19 (ppd), 20, 21, 30, 36, 38 (w 44, 45) #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:32 AM
Item 20
.@donzimmermanatx puts item 20 back on to #atxcouncil agenda, after removal of lang that would allow #atxgov to execute agreement February 04, 2016 10:33 AM
Item 37
Trey Salinas, w CCARE up to thank MPT @Kathietovo for item 37, a work plan for the AE rate adjustment #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:35 AM
Item 37
Trey Salinas, w CCARE up to thank MPT @Kathietovo for item 37, a work plan for the AE rate adjustment #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:35 AM
Salinas careful to nod at San Antonio electric model (independent board, etc) in his remarks #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:36 AM
.@ellenforaustin asks MPT @Kathietovo about sched in AE res. looking to be sure this doesn’t take things past budget #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:42 AM
consent passes, w abstentions and nos. #atxcouncil moves into the rest of its day #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:42 AM
#atxcouncil heads first to briefing on appointee evaluation review process #atxgov #wonksville February 04, 2016 10:43 AM
RT @AndraCLim: Now up: a briefing on how #atxcouncil will evaluate the performances of their appointees (such as city manager) February 04, 2016 10:44 AM
staff w background on evolution of #atxcouncil appointee review process. basically: nothing written before 2013 #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:46 AM
staff: now we have forms, ratings, narratives. but, apparently, previous #atxcouncil did not use any of this. #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:46 AM
staff: @MayorAdler has pitched a new form. it’s here: https://t.co/nImfYPsXAO #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:48 AM
RT @AndraCLim: #atxcouncil could rate appointees on a new “key performance area” this year: diversity and inclusion February 04, 2016 10:48 AM
staff: “decouple” a 360-degree eval from personnel eval process. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:52 AM
staff cites best-hr-practices as reason to not include 360 evals as part of personnel decision-making #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:53 AM
RT @AndraCLim: Schedule: #atxcouncil would adopt new process/forms for evals Feb 26, evals begin March, council acts on pay/benefits June February 04, 2016 10:53 AM
MPT @katietovo notes that previous #Atxcouncil used eval forms as guide, didn’t fill them out. would have “made them public record” #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:55 AM
.@donzimmermanatx looking for way to include community opinion on #atxcouncil direct reports, doesn’t want “self” included #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:57 AM
.@sherigallod10 asks when appointees’ contracts expire. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:57 AM
staff: no contracts, annual resolution that renews employ #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 10:58 AM

Thursday, February 04, 2016 11AM

.@mayoradler: direct reports say? staff: concern re: 360, will folks “accurately provide feedback,” subjectivity #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:02 AM
.@gregoriocasar raises concerns re: future performance measures. “never really had the time…to set those expectations” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:06 AM
and @donzimmermanatx calls for referendum on performance of City Manager. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 04, 2016 11:12 AM
and @donzimmermanatx calls for referendum on performance of City Manager. #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 04, 2016 11:12 AM
legal notes that we can’t have a non-binding referendum in #atxgov. @DonZimmermanATX suggests we change charter #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 11:13 AM
legal: that’d be electing a City Manager. don’t know that anyone does that. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:13 AM
Item 3
briefing on the appointees review process concludes, #atxcouncil moves along to item 3. 3 is about sidewalks? #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:17 AM
.@sherigallod10: this really seems like an electronic kiosk. wonders why it shouldn’t come from convent’n center budget. #atxgov #atxcouncol February 04, 2016 11:18 AM
staff: it actually does come from convention center budget. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:18 AM
3 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:19 AM
off the dais: 1 @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 04, 2016 11:19 AM
Item 12
#atxcouncil moves along to item 12. funding for @AISD support specialists #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:20 AM
.@ellenforaustin pulled. asks: if #atxgov is paying, are programs available to non-AISD students? #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 11:20 AM
staff: only for AISD students. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:21 AM
.@ellenforaustin notes Eanes ISD folks in #atxgov limits. suggests that those families should be eligible for these programs #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 11:22 AM
legal: there could be another contract that includes other districts #atxgov #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 11:23 AM
RT @JimmyFlannigan: @MKanin @ellenforaustin also *almost all* of #atxd6 is RRISD. And not all of them are wealthy students, either. February 04, 2016 11:24 AM
.@d5kitchen tries to reframe: not services for just AISD, services for #atxgov residents, thru HHS #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 11:25 AM
.@d5kitchen: “smarter, more cost-effective way” to do this work. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:25 AM
MPT @Kathietovo agrees w @d5kitchen, adds that items have already been approves as part of #atxgov budget. #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 11:26 AM
.@oraatx1 notes that trigger here is that kids are on free and reduced lunches. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:27 AM
.@dgarzaford2 tries the bigger picture: i pay taxes in parts of #atxgov that i don’t drive on, etc #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:28 AM
.@ellenforaustin careful to note she isn’t “questioning..merits of the program”; considered qs way to ? financial policy #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:35 AM
.@ellenforaustin careful to note she isn’t “questioning..merits of the program”; considered qs way to ? financial policy #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:35 AM
.@ellenforaustin notes suit from AE folks outside #atxgov limits, suggests parallel here. #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 11:36 AM
.@d5kitchen throws @EllenforAustin q to legal. legal says #atxcouncil within rights here. #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:37 AM
12 and 14 pass. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:40 AM
nay: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #Atxgov #zimcity February 04, 2016 11:40 AM
abstain: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #ATxgov February 04, 2016 11:41 AM
Item 7
#atxcouncil moves along to item 7. 7 is for a study to explore water treatment at Ullrich. #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:42 AM
7 pulled by @DonZimmermanATX, who has qs. suggests $$s involved more than needed. staff: includes design work #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 04, 2016 11:43 AM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders future project might cost. staff notes they’d be back for approval, no number yet. #atxcouncil #Atxgov #zimcity February 04, 2016 11:45 AM
7 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:45 AM
off the dais: @PoolforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:46 AM
nay: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 04, 2016 11:46 AM
Item 16
#atxcouncil moves along to item 16. 16 would be a settlement in the Larry Jackson shooting. #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:47 AM
.@oraatx1 moves adoption of $600k settlement in Jackson case. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:47 AM
.@donzimmermanatx doesn’t believe that #atxgov is obligated here. will vote against. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:47 AM
.@mayoradler: “nobody is made whole in these kind of situations in any way” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:48 AM
16, Jackson settlement, passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:48 AM
nays: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #zimcity #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 11:48 AM
Item 21
.@mayoradler now asks #atxcouncil to ppd item 21, the funding for APD spring festival overtime, until next week #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:49 AM
apparently, #atxgov has to get over an ordinance here to do this. would involve waiving a fee #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:49 AM
apparently, #atxgov has to get over an ordinance here to do this. would involve waiving a fee #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:49 AM
21 ppd until next week. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:50 AM
Item 30
#atxcouncil moves along to item 30. @donzimmermanatx has concerns over funding for consumer studies #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:52 AM
.@donzimmermanatx “still struggling for value this provide for ratepayers” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 04, 2016 11:54 AM
staff: work here will help inform process, could lower rates #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:55 AM
30 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:55 AM
nays: 2 @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 04, 2016 11:55 AM
off the dais: @oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:56 AM
Item 42
.@kathietovo moves to ppd item 42. 42 is re: compensation for municipal civil service commissioners. would move to 2/25 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:56 AM
42 is ppd. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:56 AM
.@ellenforaustin would prefer to handle civil svc commissioners item on a non-AE committee day. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 11:59 AM

Thursday, February 04, 2016 12PM

MPT @Kathietovo notes that she’d like to deal w civil service comm pay asap. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:00 PM
before #atxcouncil rolls to #citcom, @MayorAdler notes @EllenforAustin birthday, presents her w a cupcake February 04, 2016 12:00 PM
with that, we head to #citcom #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:00 PM
CitCom concludes. #atxcouncil will try to take care of a few quick items #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:11 PM
Item 43
first up is item 43. legal counsel for #atxcouncil A&F commission #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:12 PM
cx: that’s the municipal civil service commission, not #atxcouncil A&F #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:12 PM
.@ellenforaustin raises concerns re: $$s #atxgov may have to invest in civil svc comm. suggests #atxgov appoint attorneys #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 12:13 PM
.@oraatx1 notes that there are already attorneys on commission. also suggests it’s tilted toward labor. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:14 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wants to know more about issue. staff: comm wants a neutral lawyer, not one w #atxgov #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 12:14 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wants to know more about issue. staff: comm wants a neutral lawyer, not one w #atxgov #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 12:14 PM
.@donzimmermanatx: “if we approve $$s will it be spent” on all legal points of view (read: not just labor side) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:15 PM
43 passes yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:16 PM
abstain: 1 @DonZimmermanATX #zimcity #atxgov #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 12:16 PM
Item 46
#atxcouncil moves along to item 46. 46 is reasonable accommodations ord. #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:17 PM
.@oraatx1 notes that ord may make it easier for folks “of differing abilities” to get access to housing. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:18 PM
.@donzimmermanatx thinks “everybody in the city is in favor of reasonable accommodations” issue is, what is reasonable. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:18 PM
RT @CoTMediaFound: Blow by blow action from @MKanin at #atxcouncil! Keep Kanin at #atxcouncil with a donation today! https://t.co/sIhfNqLt7I February 04, 2016 12:19 PM
.@donzimmermanatx asks if there is a legal issue w “reasonable accommodation” conflicting w City Code. legal: no #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:21 PM
.@donzimmermanatx wonders if Fair Housing Act allows for modification based on cost. legal: no #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:22 PM
46 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:22 PM
abstains: @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 04, 2016 12:22 PM
#atxcouncil now moves to items 38, 44, 45. this is all about the #atxgov [re]manufacturing facility February 04, 2016 12:23 PM
again, more here: https://t.co/7hmjSZGsPo #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:24 PM
RT @cubbie9000: Also, your last chance to get never-before-worn @austinmonitor t-shirts! https://t.co/mFoxVA6PYO February 04, 2016 12:25 PM
.@mayoradler leads off w his like of hub. wants it all to work, tho. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:25 PM
.@mayoradler also notes MPT @Kathietovo call to use land sale (would finance hub) for another purpose. would it delay? #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:26 PM
staff: no sale of property doesn’t derail hub, but would result in restructure of plan #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:27 PM
.@sherigallod10 suggests that #atxcouncil is making “disjointed” decisions about #atxgov-owned properties. February 04, 2016 12:30 PM
buyer here is apparently willing to walk on transaction if #atxcouncil doesn’t approve sale today #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:31 PM
buyer here is apparently willing to walk on transaction if #atxcouncil doesn’t approve sale today #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:31 PM
on prompting from MPT @Kathietovo, staff doesn’t believe that lack of *this* sale will derail hub. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:33 PM
MPT @Kathietovo notes changes to ord, one would bring back other options to fund hub. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:35 PM
MPT changes also include a line that would signal #atxcouncil support for hub, this could allow for other options #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:36 PM
MPT @Kathietovo asks finance to look at other options to finance hub, including White Lodging settlement #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:37 PM
interesting slate of options here from MPT @kathietovo. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:37 PM
TDS rep Adam Gregory up. more opposed to hub itself. worries that what’s in front of #atxcouncil will allow it to move forward. #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:41 PM
Gregory has concerns of private landfill space. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:41 PM
Gregory suggests that this would create competition for private industry here. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:41 PM
TDS also calls for RFP as part of Hub, notes details of project aren’t publicly available #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:45 PM
.@sherigallod10 suggests that #atxcouncil should be very careful in spending #atxgov $$s when private industry can step in February 04, 2016 12:47 PM
.@sherigallod10 takes a minute to note good work done by TDS #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:47 PM
Gregory takes a minute to pivot thanks back to impact that he suggests #atxgov hub might have on TDS #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 12:47 PM
Gregory: “we agree with the concept” we just want “our concerns” addressed. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:48 PM
Tx Campaign for Environment wants airtight deed restrictions on site to be sure no landfill will resurface #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:52 PM
Tx Camp for Env: this could set “a really really dangerous precedent” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:52 PM
.@oraatx1 asks Tx Camp for Env if RFP process is okay. answer: if we can all stay on track, no. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:53 PM
MPT @kathietovo dives into depletion of ARR reserves. notes some of this thanks to flood cleanup, waiting for FEMA $$s #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:57 PM
staff breaks it down further: a lot of this is thanks to flood at a landfill #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:58 PM
Michael Whellan up repping TDS. again calls for “full stakeholder evaluation” of site, facility #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:59 PM
Michael Whellan up repping TDS. again calls for “full stakeholder evaluation” of site, facility #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 12:59 PM

Thursday, February 04, 2016 1PM

no vote yet on these issues. #atxcouncil will break for about an hour for lunch #atxgov February 04, 2016 01:02 PM

Thursday, February 04, 2016 2PM

#atxcouncil looks set to return…soonish? #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:09 PM
many thanks to @gitmomanners for her patriotic support of Keep Kanin Live Tweeting! you too can help by going here: https://t.co/lIOQRGdoON February 04, 2016 02:21 PM
#atxcouncil returns and heads back to that discussion about the [re]manufacturing hub, and the property it would sit on #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:22 PM
MPT @kathietovo kicks things off w a presentation, & harkens back 2 days of CM Spelman (still autocorrects as Superman) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:24 PM
(wait! hashtag opportunity #CMSUPERMAN) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:25 PM
MPT @kathietovo going over site. empty currently, lumberyard adjacent #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:26 PM
.@d3forpio raises concerns re: building residential property in area, suggests it could force existing businesses out #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:31 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @MKanin I’m really appreciating this trend of CMs incorporating video. CM Houston did something similar the other day. February 04, 2016 02:31 PM
.@donzimmermanatx also against the idea. further, he calls on #atxcouncil #atxgov to review all property “sitting idle” February 04, 2016 02:32 PM
.@donzimmermanatx notes “deal on the table” wants to get property “back on the tax roll” #atxcouncil #atxgov #zimcity February 04, 2016 02:33 PM
.@sherigallod10 expresses concerns that a residential use would not “maximize the value of the property” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:35 PM
staff to @sherigallod10: “it probably would be less” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:35 PM
.@poolforaustin suggests that #atxgov has “a pretty good approach to analyzing land” it owns #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 02:40 PM
.@ellenforaustin moving amend that would open land p-ship to orgs other than ArtSpace, look for highest, best use #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:42 PM
.@oraat1 wonders if 3.3 date 4 return to #atxcouncil impacts deal. staff reiterates that buyer would back out w.out decision today #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:44 PM
.@donzimmermanatx will support @EllenforAustin amend if #atxcouncil doesn’t vote to sell today #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:45 PM
.@sherigallod10 proposes amend that would add stakeholder process to evaluation of all options here. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:47 PM
MPT @kathietovo suggests that a stakeholder process would throw hub off track if it happens. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:51 PM
MPT @kathietovo suggests that a stakeholder process would throw hub off track if it happens. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:51 PM
.@kathietovo suggests that what she’s pitching today is only to explore possibility of ArtSpace partnership. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:54 PM
MPT @kathietovo raises vote on St Elmo (cc: @DanKeshet). there, she says, more intense uses there than would be here #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:55 PM
.@ellenforaustin continues to defend delay to investigate other options. says “it’s just a request for more information” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 02:59 PM

Thursday, February 04, 2016 3PM

.@ellenforausitn amendment fails. yeas: 3 (@donzimmermanatx, @EllenforAustin, @sherigallod10) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:01 PM
nays: 8 (the rest) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:01 PM
38 passes. yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:01 PM
nays: 5 (@d3forpio, @EllenforAustin, @DonZimmermanATX, @sherigallod10, .@oraatx1) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:02 PM
38 opens process to partnership w Artspace #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:03 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 44 and 45. this would sell the land #atxcouncil has just opted to explore other things about #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:04 PM
MPT @kathietovo amend would remove grandfathering on site #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:06 PM
RT @austinmonitor: We’ve got a monthly goal of $833 to #keepkaninatcouncil. Help us keep him there! https://t.co/sIhfNqtRJ8 February 04, 2016 03:08 PM
MPT @katietovo amend passes yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:09 PM
nays: 1 @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:09 PM
abstain: 1 @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:09 PM
RT @EllenforAustin: @MKanin Amendment was not a delay. It did not change the date in MPT Tovo’s amendment. February 04, 2016 03:09 PM
.@oraatx1 will vote to sell property. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:11 PM
quick question: for those following #atxcouncil, are my tweets showing up in that feed? February 04, 2016 03:12 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin No."
@DanKeshet weird. any idea why that would be? February 04, 2016 03:13 PM
vote on 45, to sell property fails. yeas: 5 (@oraatx1, @d3forpio, @EllenforAustin, @DonZimmermanATX, @sherigallod10) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:15 PM
vote on 45, to sell property fails. yeas: 5 (@oraatx1, @d3forpio, @EllenforAustin, @DonZimmermanATX, @sherigallod10) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:15 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @MKanin No. February 04, 2016 03:16 PM
RT @ABJGovernment: @MKanin Negative. https://t.co/1TRBrkRPut February 04, 2016 03:16 PM
RT @MKanin: RT @DanKeshet: @MKanin No. February 04, 2016 03:16 PM
did i maybe get labeled by @twitter as spam? February 04, 2016 03:17 PM
or maybe @twitter wants to give me more fodder for this: https://t.co/QhEKDAH8tC February 04, 2016 03:18 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin This is all I see about the subject: https://t.co/ONST3PCibU Have you verified your email address?"
@DanKeshet i have. February 04, 2016 03:19 PM
Item 48
#atxcouncil moves along to Williamson Creek buyouts. this is item 48. #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:19 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Maybe there’s a limit on how many times you can use one hashtag?"
@DanKeshet like it stops at 1m? February 04, 2016 03:20 PM
#atxcouncil votes to ppd 48, on naming city parks, to 2.25. yeas: 10 off the dais: 1 (@poolforaustin) #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:21 PM
Item 47
Council moves along to item 47, onion creek buyouts. #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:21 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Try tweeting using a different hashtag and we can search for that. Then we’d know if it’s the hashtag or your whole account."
@DanKeshet just tried #atxgov. that search has no tweets in it. seems maybe something is wrong with @twitter? February 04, 2016 03:22 PM
ABJGovernment "@MKanin @twitter – That’s my preliminary hypothesis."
@ABJGovernment just in case: hi @twitter, i am not spam February 04, 2016 03:23 PM
Stuart Harry Hersh is singing! #hashtagtest February 04, 2016 03:24 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin @twitter Maybe. Try #hashtagtest"
@DanKeshet looks like i didn’t show up there, either. but there are tweets in that feed February 04, 2016 03:24 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin It’s all you, man."
@DanKeshet dang. anything i can do? February 04, 2016 03:25 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Contact @twitter support? Sacrifice goats?"
@DanKeshet will try both February 04, 2016 03:27 PM
.@donzimmermanatx has deep concerns over fact he can’t determine whether tax payers getting a good return on sale here #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:30 PM
were still talking about onion creek buyouts. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:31 PM
does this show up in #atxcouncil feed? February 04, 2016 03:31 PM
does this show up in #atxcouncil feed? February 04, 2016 03:31 PM
.@sherigallod10 echoes concerns of @DonZimmermanATX, suggests that #atxgov doesn’t have a “good handle” on what its spending #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 03:34 PM
staff notes that real estate market has driven cost increases for buyouts #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:35 PM
hey @support! my tweets aren’t showing up in #atxcouncil feed. help? February 04, 2016 03:38 PM
.@ellenforaustin suggests that increase of property values illustrated here is not possible. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:41 PM
staff: value from $276k to $360k. @EllenforAustin suggests that “something is not right about that” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:42 PM
JimmyFlannigan "@MKanin I see it on my TweetDeck #atxcouncil feed"
@JimmyFlannigan huh. @AKMcGlinchy did too? weirdness! February 04, 2016 03:42 PM
staff: appraisals done by a third-party appraiser. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:43 PM
.@ellenforaustin asks staff whether this makes sense to them. staff offers an MLS search. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:44 PM
.@ellenforaustin (as realtor) has access to MLS, offers to help staff find data that might tell a diffnt story #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:45 PM
.@ellenforaustin asks when houses have flooded. staff: 25 houses in question have high probability of flooding. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:46 PM
.@ellenforaustin keeps pushing. asks if there are other properties in same floodplain that are not in buyout region. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:47 PM
staff notes that buyout is last resort #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:47 PM
.@gregoriocasar suggests continued use of homes is dangerous. adds, just because it didn’t flood doesn’t mean it won’t #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:52 PM
#atxcouncil members continue diving into financials on buyout here. latest is @sherigallod10, remains concerned re:escalating costs. #atxgov February 04, 2016 03:56 PM

Thursday, February 04, 2016 4PM

.@donzimmermanatx suggests the hottest place for real estate in #atxgov is in floodplain because it increases in value by 60% #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 04:02 PM
.@ellenforaustin now looking at comps in Williamson Creek floodplain. puts prices in mid-200k+. skeptical of appraisals #atxgov #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 04:03 PM
lizpagano "@MKanin @DonZimmermanATX It was a joke, Kanin. A joke."
@lizpagano i don’t think he was joking about that part February 04, 2016 04:04 PM
staff: costs include all numbers in getting homeowner out of floodplain into new home #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:05 PM
.@ellenforaustin still that base #atxgov appraisals are too high here #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 04:05 PM
.@ellenforaustin still that base #atxgov appraisals are too high here #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 04:05 PM
.@sherigallod10, @EllenforAustin, @DonZimmermanATX are hard votes against buyouts here. not sure that anyone else is. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:08 PM
indeed. buyouts pass. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:08 PM
nays: 3 (as noted) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:08 PM
off the dais: @d3forpio February 04, 2016 04:08 PM
Item 49
#atxcouncil moves along to item 49, eminent domain for homes in 48. yeas: 9 #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:09 PM
abstains: @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:09 PM
Item 36
so. #atxcouncil is left with just item 36 and TNCs. #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:10 PM
.@gregoriocasar notes #atxcouncil actually has some time to talk about something, and would like to hear that before eventual ppd #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:10 PM
36, friends, is about the #atxcouncil committee system #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:11 PM
RT @lubomudrov: @ellenforaustin is right – median price of home sold in last 365 days within .5 mile of creek area = $254,000. #ATXCouncil February 04, 2016 04:12 PM
.@d5kitchen pushing to wait until a report about #atxcouncil committees has been further digested #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:14 PM
.@gregoriocasar still pushing for some discussion here, given the “odd opportunity” that #atxcouncil actually has some open time #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:15 PM
.@mayoradler sums reality here: seems people probably want an hour back at their office than talk now #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:17 PM
and so ppd of 36 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:19 PM
that leaves #atxcouncil w just TNCs. #atxcouncil promises no discussion, only testimony #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:19 PM
.@mayoradler reminds folks that speakers today won’t get to speak next time #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 04:19 PM
there are 12 speakers signed up to speak on TNCs as of now. #atxcouncil #atxgov #REALLY? February 04, 2016 04:20 PM
RT @AndraCLim: #atxcouncil will come back for live music & proclamations at 5:30, then for ride-hailing public comments (but no discussion) February 04, 2016 04:22 PM

Thursday, February 04, 2016 6PM

austinmonitor "Most people are headed home, but Kanin is still at council #keepkaninlivetweeting support keeps him there all year! https://t.co/JM8dzV5v2n"
@austinmonitor to be fair, i was out for some refreshment. but i am back. February 04, 2016 06:31 PM
austinmonitor "Most people are headed home, but Kanin is still at council #keepkaninlivetweeting support keeps him there all year! https://t.co/JM8dzV5v2n"
@austinmonitor to be fair, i was out for some refreshment. but i am back. February 04, 2016 06:31 PM
#atxcouncil looks ready to return. last thing on today’s agenda is public input on TNC regs. #atxgov February 04, 2016 06:32 PM
#atxcouncil returns. #atxgov February 04, 2016 06:34 PM
.@mayoradler notes that today’s speakers will not get to go next week #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 06:35 PM
20 speakers, 3 minutes to speak tonight. @MayorAdler notes that the 3 minutes may not hold next week #Atxcouncil #ATxgov February 04, 2016 06:35 PM
Frances McIntyre w LWV is first. starts by backing concept of petitioning. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 06:37 PM
McIntyre pivots quickly. suggests TNC petition was hastily assembled by “rich” corporations. still argues for petition #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 06:38 PM
McIntyre argues for potential competing measure. @MayorAdler notes that #atxgov does not have power to do that, unless it’s a charter amend February 04, 2016 06:39 PM
and, @MayorAdler adds, if #atxcouncil adds own amend to #atxgov ballot, it can’t return for 2 years #atxgov February 04, 2016 06:40 PM
David King up now. also argues to send TNCs to petition. suggests #atxgov will defeat “bully” petition #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 06:41 PM
RT @eraycollins: @MKanin Thanks @MayorAdler, I wondered about that. February 04, 2016 06:41 PM
ADAPT’s Jennifer McPhail also calls for #atxcouncil to put item on ballot. echoes bully rhetoric. #atxgov February 04, 2016 06:43 PM
oh hey! @EvaRuth’s tweets are showing up in the #atxcouncil feed (ahem, @twitter). follow her for more TNC action. #atxgov February 04, 2016 06:44 PM
Debbie McDermott up. petition signer. calls on #atxcouncil to adopt petition. cites the income associated with her driving #atxgov February 04, 2016 06:45 PM
next speaker backing lyft, uber, recall, general idea of a recall. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 06:47 PM

Thursday, February 04, 2016 7PM

sorry. checked out of the #atxcouncil discussion for a minute to read this: https://t.co/GixeGL2OwG. it was worth it. February 04, 2016 07:02 PM
RT @EvaRuth: #atxcouncil talking to black car and shuttle service owner about other regs he calls unfair, says they create disadvantages. February 04, 2016 07:05 PM
RT @EvaRuth: so far, all 6 speakers have kept to their 3-minute limit. but #atxcouncil likes to ask questions. 20 speakers total. February 04, 2016 07:05 PM
as passionate testimony continues, remember that not much will go on tonight–action on this is expected next week #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 07:06 PM
RT @mandy_holi123: I love and rely on @MKanin ‘s tweets! Please support Keep Kanin Live Tweeting!! https://t.co/88CQJCXEnu February 04, 2016 07:07 PM
RT @mandy_holi123: I love and rely on @MKanin ‘s tweets! Please support Keep Kanin Live Tweeting!! https://t.co/88CQJCXEnu February 04, 2016 07:07 PM
RT @EvaRuth: after we went down a driver for hire rabbit hole, Houston reminded #atxcouncil this is supposed to be limited 2 PAC petition. February 04, 2016 07:14 PM
joethepleb "@MKanin Did Kitchen say she thinks all ride for hire services should be regulated the same? I think Troxclair inferred that. I hope so."
@joethepleb I believe I heard that February 04, 2016 07:16 PM
current speaker reports he’s a TNC driver. is against ordinance. argues it’s a safety issue. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 07:20 PM
that speaker also argued to put the petition on the ballot #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 07:22 PM
narrative from small slice of speakers: TNC supporters arguing for adoption, TNC detractors pushing for election #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 07:24 PM
Taxi Drivers’ Assn’s David Passmore: TNC apps are great, ops are not. also notes disparity btwn taxi rules, TNC rules #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 07:28 PM
MPT @Kathietovo asks Passmore whether he wants election. Passmore: yup. put it on the ballot #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 07:30 PM
Nick Reed w Tx Libertarian party up. suggests that existing rules “not representative of the people” #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 07:31 PM
eraycollins "@MKanin ops=opportunites? operations?"
@eraycollins operations February 04, 2016 07:31 PM
.@donzimmermanatx offers Reed a chance to respond to idea people didn’t know what they were signing for TNC petition. #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 07:33 PM
Reed offers strong refutation of that idea. argues that folks were excited to line up behind Lyft/Uber #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 07:34 PM
.@poolforaustin asks Reed where he lives. he offers address. gallery pushes for #atxcouncil district. #atxgov February 04, 2016 07:36 PM
Dave Cortez up. echoes argument of anti-petition side, wants to see a vote on issue #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 07:36 PM
Cortez takes a minute, prompted by @poolforaustin, to criticize rumored @d5kitchen recall petition as bad for process #atxgov #atxcouncil February 04, 2016 07:40 PM
speakers are about ready to conclude. #atxcouncil will adjourn shortly thereafter. #atxgov February 04, 2016 07:44 PM
.@oraatx1 ?s @MayorAdler re: next steps. 2.11=vote on adoption v election. signals further action on existing TNC rules #atxcouncil #atxgov February 04, 2016 07:50 PM
and #atxcouncil adjourns. AT 7:52PM! see y’all next time! February 04, 2016 07:52 PM
and thanks so much for supporting our Keep Kanin Live Tweeting campaign. https://t.co/sIhfNqtRJ8 February 04, 2016 07:53 PM

Thursday, February 04, 2016 9PM

AKMcGlinchy "@MKanin shortest meeting yet?"
@AKMcGlinchy yup! February 04, 2016 09:06 PM
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