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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 3.2.2017

Monday, March 6, 2017 by Michael Kanin

TickTock is the sortable transcript of @austinmonitor Tweets from the most recent Austin City Council meeting.

ITEMS

TickTock for Friday, March 3, 2017

Participants:

austinmonitor 178

cubbie9000 2

TopherJNeely 1

breathesgelatin 1

muelleratx 1

DanKeshet 1

hoffberger 1

brennangriffin 1

Thursday, March 02, 2017 9AM

City’s East Austin Historic Resources Survey fails first big test. Read more (via @lizpagano): https://t.co/8ti4jU7Fv9 #atxgov March 02, 2017 09:05 AM
All Access Readers! Get a head start on today’s Austin City Council meeting with @lizpagano’s TipSheet: https://t.co/aPuSsws9A8 #atxgov March 02, 2017 09:30 AM
Monitor publisher @MKanin went to @misinfocon this past weekend. His thoughts about it are here… https://t.co/IxGU0ajJ1o March 02, 2017 09:49 AM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 10AM

Good morning, everyone! Are you ready to #atxcouncil or what? March 02, 2017 10:09 AM
#atxcouncil now saying goodbye to retiring ACM, Sue Edwards. This will be her last official meeting. March 02, 2017 10:17 AM
Also congrats to Parks director, Sara Hensley, who will be taking her place. March 02, 2017 10:18 AM
Postponing items 15, 27, 44 to March 23. March 02, 2017 10:19 AM
Plaza Saltillo set for time certain of 6:00, Austin Oaks 6:30, people can speak earlier (no action will be taken until those times.) March 02, 2017 10:21 AM
Items pulled: 8, 9, 22, 25, 26, 28, 32, 34, 40 (with other P. Saltillo items) Items 15, 27 postponed to March 23 March 02, 2017 10:24 AM
A note: This meeting is the last before “spring festival season,” so the next meeting is March 23 & this one will prob. be looooooong. March 02, 2017 10:26 AM
brennangriffin "At the rate high level staff are leaving, pretty soon some intern will be running half the city. https://t.co/8Y49JmjRU2"
@brennangriffin circle of life March 02, 2017 10:26 AM
Now David King is up, talking about the new LGBTQ commission that is being formed today. He’s for it! March 02, 2017 10:27 AM
Item 38
Right now talking about Item 38, a Thornton Road “vision plan” — a new concept introduced by @D5Kitchen she wants it considered by CodeNEXT March 02, 2017 10:30 AM
At any rate, questions that came up about it during work session seem to be resolved, after a few changes. So that’s a thing! #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 10:32 AM
@CM_Renteria is voting in favor of 37, which will study the Rosewood CVC over the Brackeridge site, but urges everyone to be quick about it. March 02, 2017 10:35 AM
.@EllenforAustin voting no on 2, 3, 20, 28, and 35. March 02, 2017 10:37 AM
Now talking about the expedited permitting program. #atxcouncil setting the fees and terms of the program. March 02, 2017 10:39 AM
Oops, sorry! Still on my morning coffee. https://t.co/hQAWKBYkqb March 02, 2017 10:40 AM
RT @PointAustin: The disaster continues: “Sexual Assault Advocates Demand Answers for Rape Kit Negligence” https://t.co/78uv7YxS1F via @aus… March 02, 2017 10:47 AM
Right now talking about the standards for larger, phased developments. Basically, whether they are bundled, and how to track them over years March 02, 2017 10:51 AM
DanKeshet "@taygoldenstein Was this the one that goes through Central Health’s site? @austinmonitor @TopherJNeely"
.@DanKeshet @taygoldenstein @TopherJNeely Yep! The solution was to rush that study. It will be back on March 23. Others August 17. March 02, 2017 10:52 AM
The concern here is that developers could break up bigger projects, giving them a way out of the standards. March 02, 2017 10:54 AM
TopherJNeely "@austinmonitor @DanKeshet @taygoldenstein city manager is to come back with rec’s on entire study by 5/18 according to ord. lang"
.@TopherJNeely @DanKeshet @taygoldenstein That was just amended. https://t.co/uZJc8gtd2J March 02, 2017 10:55 AM
.@GregCasar asks to pass the item now, in the interest of speed, and then take a look at whether this loophole will really be exploited March 02, 2017 10:58 AM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 11AM

City Atty Lloyd explaining that the ordinance covers site plans, which would tie phased developments together. March 02, 2017 11:03 AM
.@Alison_Alter is skeptical. Right now Dev. Services director saying its all about intent, and how the ordinance is read. March 02, 2017 11:06 AM
“When we are all gone, we don’t want to have to worry about what the interpretation is.” @D5Kitchen, thinking ahead/ morbidly. March 02, 2017 11:07 AM
.@LesliePoolATX suggests a memo on interpretation could memorialize it. Something that’s done, but does also make people crabby. March 02, 2017 11:09 AM
Now getting around to speakers on expedited permitting. (Items 8 and 9, by the way.) March 02, 2017 11:10 AM
Bo Delp, with @workersdefense is up now. Impressed by the process to get to this point, in favor of resolution. March 02, 2017 11:12 AM
However, Delp wants WDP’s Better Builder Program to be name-checked, and required in some cases to make sure developers don’t self-regulate March 02, 2017 11:12 AM
.@JimmyFlannigan says he hopes to include the particulars of Better Builder Program, codifying it in city code, essentially. March 02, 2017 11:16 AM
.@JimmyFlannigan “does not believe self-regulation is a thing” That’s why they have to regulate. https://t.co/6hDO8qXMyB March 02, 2017 11:19 AM
This discussion… does not bode well, in terms of how long this meeting is going to be. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 11:21 AM
@RECA_Austin up now, emphasizes that the current thing is a good starting point, at least, and that everyone agrees on it. March 02, 2017 11:30 AM
RT @austintexasgov: #ATXCouncil now discussing items 25 & 26 re: contracts for security services at City facilities. https://t.co/GMRRoknax1 March 02, 2017 11:43 AM
The discussion about expedited permitting will continue after lunch #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 11:45 AM
cubbie9000 "@JaceDeloney @austinmonitor Of course, this was from April. My update on the latest developments is coming out on Monday."
@cubbie9000 @JaceDeloney Shhhhhh. March 02, 2017 11:51 AM
The issue with this contract basically boils down to whether or not is in line with the city’s living wage policies (and whether it must be) March 02, 2017 11:57 AM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 12PM

We’ll catch up with this after some restorative tacos. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 12:05 PM
Creatives see little to preserve artist, music spaces in CodeNEXT. Read more (via @TheeChad): https://t.co/8TrTcXCNhu #atxgov March 02, 2017 12:10 PM
Stoked about our new partnership with @Austin_Monthly; more @lizpagano is totally what this world needs… https://t.co/xzIgswc9to March 02, 2017 12:12 PM
What We Woke Up To: March 2, 2017 – https://t.co/Tz0SxfiYys March 02, 2017 12:17 PM
Our quote of the day for Thursday, March 2, 2017. Read more: https://t.co/KGbQ1wlSFV #atxgov https://t.co/kr9CtxWntA March 02, 2017 12:30 PM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 1PM

Sudden roadblock for TravCo North Campus redevelopment? Read more (via @cubbie9000): https://t.co/YVESbQhs0g March 02, 2017 01:00 PM
#atxcouncil is back, taking up changing speed limits and then probably moving on to composting contract. March 02, 2017 01:46 PM
Apparently, it’s in no one’s interest to create a speed trap. Casar is making sure the speed limit change won’t do that. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 01:49 PM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 2PM

East Austin Historic Resources Survey fails first big test. Read more (via @lizpagano): https://t.co/WzCemJX9BC #atxgov March 02, 2017 02:00 PM
Speed limit items both pass — now on to the organics contracts. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 02:01 PM
#atxcouncil talking about the anti-lobbying ordinance, whether to waive it. @austinmonitor distracted, looking for #faderfort invite … March 02, 2017 02:06 PM
Item 25
Belated word on the security contracts: Item 25 was approved for 24 months. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 02:10 PM
So, right now, the plan is postpone this indefinitely, to allow for more conversation about the contract. March 02, 2017 02:13 PM
Organics By Gosh, who is vying for this contract, is up now (can talk in public meetings) March 02, 2017 02:15 PM
TDS’s Bob Gregory up now, with a handout #shocker March 02, 2017 02:22 PM
Both Gregory and Texas Campaign for the Environment’s Andrew Dobbs are urging Council to take their time with this contract. March 02, 2017 02:32 PM
Organics contract has been postponed indefinitely. So, I guess there will be more talk about that later. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 02:37 PM
Consent agenda for zoning. Approvals: 49, 50, 53, 54, 57, 58, 68, 71, 74, 75 ppd: 51, 52, 55, 56, 59, 60, 66, 67, 69, 72, 73 Withdrawn: 65 March 02, 2017 02:45 PM
.@Oraatx1 votes no on 53 and 54, @D5Kitchen gone, everyone else votes in favor though @kathietovo recused on a couple March 02, 2017 02:52 PM
Now discussing where Austin Oaks and Saltillo are on public hearings. No one remembers. March 02, 2017 02:54 PM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 3PM

Austin Oaks “principal” neighbor up now. There are tables that represent 3-D models? Asking for a “triple constraint” on height. March 02, 2017 03:00 PM
Hensley appointed interim assistant city manager. Read more (via @JoClifton78704): https://t.co/aSmnDtipMx #atxgov March 02, 2017 03:05 PM
Both public hearings are still open! David Whitworth now up talking Austin Oaks. March 02, 2017 03:05 PM
Whitworth is talking about what happens when this (big and complicated!) project is tweaked to cater to traffic counts at the last minute March 02, 2017 03:08 PM
Getting back to permitting item — maybe? March 02, 2017 03:10 PM
Item 32
False alarm! #atxcouncil now going to Item 32. March 02, 2017 03:10 PM
False false alarm! Back to Items 8 & 9 March 02, 2017 03:11 PM
.@GregCasar now handing out an amendment that makes it clearer that larger projects are bound. Both sides are into it. @EllenforAustin has ? March 02, 2017 03:12 PM
Item 32
That passes, unanimously. Now back to Item 32. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 03:17 PM
Hello. There has been a lot of comments on the so-called “affordability omnibus.” It’s a big plan, so reaction is mixed, as you might expect March 02, 2017 03:59 PM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 4PM

Creatives see little to preserve artist, music spaces in CodeNEXT. Read more (via @TheeChad): https://t.co/6FBCMcxsIB #atxgov March 02, 2017 04:00 PM
Most recent speaker introduced a new (to us) nickname for Austin: “Frog Pan City” March 02, 2017 04:13 PM
RT @salvocheque: “@austinmonitor Creatives see little to preserve artist, music spaces in CodeNEXT. via @TheeChad: https://t.co/a9I3zWAXAl… March 02, 2017 04:13 PM
Now to the dais, for discussion. Which I promise to track better. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 04:15 PM
.@EllenforAustin is offering an amendment, addressing work session comments. March 02, 2017 04:16 PM
The changes to the affordability plan are kind of lengthy, but the details are online here: https://t.co/KafXFECwQT March 02, 2017 04:20 PM
Right now CM Garza is pointing out the impact this could have on an already tight budget. Says lower-income advocates not included in proces March 02, 2017 04:25 PM
Garza points out that the tax issues aren’t really all on the city, notes $400 million subject to recapture. March 02, 2017 04:29 PM
.@GregCasar now addressing the various holes that he sees in the plan, including workers protections, other plans underway. March 02, 2017 04:34 PM
.@D5Kitchen worried about Garza’s proposed “indefinite postponement” because she wants results. March 02, 2017 04:36 PM
.@LesliePoolATX concerned that the word isn’t out that a lot of what is proposed is already underway. Subtext: subscribe to @austinmonitor March 02, 2017 04:44 PM
“I really wish this hadn’t come to us in this form” — CM Pool March 02, 2017 04:45 PM
This is basically a rehash of the discussion from Tuesday. Here’s our story: https://t.co/RPjFvXNNwb March 02, 2017 04:54 PM
.@CM_Renteria with a good rule of thumb “It takes about two years to get stuff done here.” March 02, 2017 04:59 PM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 5PM

Hensley promoted to interim Assistant City Manager. Read more (via @JoClifton78704): https://t.co/YqZ7GDG1xz #atxgov March 02, 2017 05:00 PM
Opponents here are mostly saying a lot of the plan is already underway, and that which isn’t could have unintended costs. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 05:02 PM
Very important to keep in mind during discussions like this. Thank you! https://t.co/gf9m8wWnTY March 02, 2017 05:02 PM
Brief discussion about whether “indefinite postponement” is a passive aggressive way to kill something. #sometimes March 02, 2017 05:11 PM
.@EllenforAustin maintains that an item from Council has never been indefinitely postponed… March 02, 2017 05:17 PM
“We can never make anyone happy” — funny Freudian slip? March 02, 2017 05:18 PM
City Manager Elaine Hart notes that she’s never seen an omnibus resolution like this before. March 02, 2017 05:21 PM
Hart says a lot of what the resolution asks them to do would have been done anyway, this was just another format to pay attention to. March 02, 2017 05:21 PM
Vote to cut off debate fails. Debate continues! March 02, 2017 05:23 PM
The affordability plan has been postponed indefinitely. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 05:27 PM
What is the distinction between individuals and people? Honestly curious. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 05:27 PM
This seems like a much easier reporting gig. : ( https://t.co/uip0RO6XjI March 02, 2017 05:28 PM
Item 34
Now on to Item 34, which was a part of the postponed plan. Would refocus economic incentives to Eastern Crescent and middle class March 02, 2017 05:29 PM
Here’s @TheeChad ‘s piece on these proposed changes: https://t.co/gLoiAJbiJ2 March 02, 2017 05:31 PM
Item 34
Item 34 passes unanimously, though CM Troxclair is off the dais. March 02, 2017 05:34 PM
#atxcouncil is breaking for dinner, will come back at 6:45. Will take up 61, 77, 78, 79 then Saltillo then Austin Oaks March 02, 2017 05:38 PM
Whispers: The return of Chris Riley, more. Read more: https://t.co/XOKCiwYNSL #atxgov March 02, 2017 05:50 PM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 6PM

RT @MKanin: @juliogatx back. in. the. day…
https://t.co/2UytKtJT6m
March 02, 2017 06:29 PM
breathesgelatin "@austinmonitor “individuals” often preferred language of social science. Implies more agency/uniqueness, not just a mass."
@breathesgelatin Yeah, that was kind of what I was guessing? I’m impressed at the attention to that detail. March 02, 2017 06:35 PM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 7PM

BTW: vote for the indefinite postponement of the affordability plan was 6-5, with Troxclair, Flannigan, Houston, Kitchen and Adler against. March 02, 2017 07:00 PM
#atxcouncil now taking up the appeal of the conditional use permit granted to Tamale House. March 02, 2017 07:01 PM
Gavino Fernandez up now. Says there are no bars on fifth street, but Yellow Jacket Social Club is next door. Come on. March 02, 2017 07:04 PM
Also, I think Tamale House fronts on Sixth Street. You know, next to the brewery? Across from The Grackle? #journalistsdrink March 02, 2017 07:05 PM
Probably worth noting that Tamale House heir Jose Valera was a candidate for City Council in District 3. March 02, 2017 07:08 PM
austinmonitor "Probably worth noting that Tamale House heir Jose Valera was a candidate for City Council in District 3."
.@austinmonitor (Heir is kind of a dramatic word here. Having trouble with the 140 characters.) March 02, 2017 07:09 PM
Ron Thrower up now, repping Tamale House. Planning Commission approved CUP 12-0. March 02, 2017 07:14 PM
Ron Thrower says they have more than a thousand signatures in place, and says appeal hasn’t met standards to be considered. March 02, 2017 07:17 PM
“Tamale House belongs in East Austin” March 02, 2017 07:21 PM
.@GregCasar says he’s largely convinced the appeal doesn’t meet standards and thanks family for work in the community. March 02, 2017 07:28 PM
.@CM_Renteria says that his daughter lives in the Saltillo Lofts across the street, appreciates Tamale House. March 02, 2017 07:29 PM
Appeal denied unanimously. Much applause. Tamale House will continue to stay open late. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 07:29 PM
Item 61
Thornton II case up now, item 61. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 07:30 PM
muelleratx "@austinmonitor The Tamale House Heir has a certain something to it though. . ."
@muelleratx For sure! I just remembered that I was tweeting as the Ghost of the Austin Monitor, which has a certain amount of gravitas. March 02, 2017 07:41 PM
hoffberger "@austinmonitor which tamale house?"
@hoffberger I think there’s only one left — on Fifth. March 02, 2017 07:41 PM
Glen Coleman up now, relieved to finally be telling the story of Thornton II March 02, 2017 07:41 PM
Most of the fight here are about car trips, which is a tough sell to our attention span. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 07:43 PM
Now Coleman is discussing the compromises that have been made after a long process with the neighborhood. March 02, 2017 07:47 PM
“We have shrunk this project down by half, and there is a point where we will just go broke.” says Coleman March 02, 2017 07:52 PM
Speaker now is visually impaired, talking about the difficulty of walking to the bus on a busy, narrow road. “It already feels dangerous” March 02, 2017 07:58 PM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 8PM

Coleman says they need MF4 zoning on this reading if they are going to move forward. March 02, 2017 08:17 PM
.@D5Kitchen moves to approve MF2 on second reading, but developer says they can’t move forward under that zoning. Will do office building March 02, 2017 08:21 PM
New motion on the table: MF4 March 02, 2017 08:24 PM
MF4 up for a vote now. Fails. March 02, 2017 08:31 PM
Now MF2 on second reading only. Passes unanimously. That’s staff recommendation, by the way. March 02, 2017 08:32 PM
Item 70
Now on to item 70, a rezoning of 4509 City Park Road. I need to take a little break, but will definitely be back for good old Plaza Saltillo March 02, 2017 08:33 PM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 9PM

Item 77
Oh boy. Council now taking up Item 77, which is about right of way dedications and transportation improvements. March 02, 2017 09:00 PM
Item 78
Passes on all three readings, CM Troxclair wasn’t comfortable supporting on all three readings. Now on to Item 78, postponement request. March 02, 2017 09:26 PM
Item 40
Plaza Saltillo up now, @CM_Renteria explaining that Item 40 would have more affordable housing built in the Saltillo TOD March 02, 2017 09:31 PM
Quick summary of changes: 41 affordable units, two will be two bedrooms. City can subsidize another 10 percent as affordable. 1/2 March 02, 2017 09:36 PM
Also, for CURE (up to 125 foot tower) with fee-in-lieu and $1,080,000 to housing trust fund. March 02, 2017 09:37 PM
CapMetro will match city contributions, but won’t contribute if city doesn’t, and then Endeavor can’t build 125-feet. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 09:38 PM
.@CM_Renteria notes the only change is the added height, which comes with more money for affordable housing. Can’t have one without other March 02, 2017 09:41 PM
Where is the city’s money coming from, though? That’s the question now. #atxcouncil #plaza March 02, 2017 09:52 PM
.@LesliePoolATX asks why Endeavor doesn’t just pay for the 15 percent of affordable housing. “Help me!” she says. March 02, 2017 09:54 PM
CM Garza isn’t excited about any of the options in front of them. March 02, 2017 09:56 PM
Garza has “big concerns” that CapMetro felt like they had to contribute to affordable housing, as a public entity, instead of Endeavor March 02, 2017 09:59 PM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 10PM

Michele Haussmann up now for Endeavor, excited to move forward with project & get started. #atxcouncil March 02, 2017 10:01 PM
Fun! Estimate of two hours of testimony on Austin Oaks. I… don’t think we’ll have a story on that for you tomorrow (late whisper, maybe?) March 02, 2017 10:10 PM
Speakers up now. First person is someone not too happy with the current plan. March 02, 2017 10:11 PM
Fun fact: did you know that I’m actually editing the @austinmonitor while doing this? Must pause to edit a story about today’s #SXSW mess March 02, 2017 10:18 PM
Related: Your @austinmonitor will have a great story about that sxsw mess in, like, two hours. March 02, 2017 10:20 PM

Thursday, March 02, 2017 11PM

Council now deliberating the vote. @MayorAdler talking about all the priorities that are being balanced, will support Renteria’s motion. March 02, 2017 11:16 PM
Also @TheeChad ‘s South by South Mess story is really fun! March 02, 2017 11:16 PM
Adler notes the millions in community benefit, comfortable with how it’s being divided, hopes that it really happens as promised now. March 02, 2017 11:18 PM
CM Houston up now, suspects “growth is to fuel growth” and displace people. Worried about those who bet on density as a solution. March 02, 2017 11:19 PM
CM Houston talking about the history of the area, which was once an Af. American community called Masontown, and impact on current area. March 02, 2017 11:21 PM
CM Houston “I said last time, I didn’t know who I was most disappointed in… I don’t think you all hear the pain in people’s voices.” March 02, 2017 11:24 PM
CM Houston notes that new developments don’t have room for her, those like her. Will not support development. “I am upset tonight.” March 02, 2017 11:25 PM
.@CM_Renteria says he grew up there, and it was a toxic, industrial area that took a long time to clean up. March 02, 2017 11:26 PM
“It was not a pretty site at all. My people, who I grew up with, are gone.” — CM Renteria, “my best friend cannot live in his neighborhood” March 02, 2017 11:27 PM
“I’ve been waiting over 50 years for a better deal.” — CM Renteria March 02, 2017 11:30 PM
Now MPT Tovo is emphasizing the need for family housing, citing struggling schools. March 02, 2017 11:36 PM
Would ask for half of the 41 affordable units to be bigger. March 02, 2017 11:37 PM
Tovo’s amendment is adopted. March 02, 2017 11:39 PM
Pool is going big, asking Endeavor to make 15 percent of their units affordable, seconded by Houston. March 02, 2017 11:41 PM
Oh snap, Endeavor says that with Tovo’s amendment, the project cannot be built. Scattered applause. March 02, 2017 11:42 PM
Garza has to at least support the two-bedrooms. “There will be a developer that will do it” if it goes back to RFP bidding process. March 02, 2017 11:45 PM
Pool amendment Houston, Pool, Tovo, Alter in favor. ((Useful knowledge for future cases with valid petitions, I’ll bet!)) March 02, 2017 11:47 PM
Oh! They are doing math again. Seems like a great time for that. March 02, 2017 11:52 PM
CM Renteria says that, basically, he doesn’t want to be a part of this if it doesn’t get more affordable housing. March 02, 2017 11:54 PM
Renteria: “We might as well just kill it and come back in three years and figure it out”
Adler: “We might have done that anyway”
March 02, 2017 11:55 PM
If you can’t tell from the tweets, everyone is pretty well bummed about this development at the moment. March 02, 2017 11:56 PM

Friday, March 03, 2017 12AM

Negotiating about Tovo’s amendment still – 2bd aff housing units 25% instead of 51% — which Endeavor can do. #atxcouncil March 03, 2017 12:00 AM
Just might go back to 70 feet. Not sure why? March 03, 2017 12:04 AM
Fader Fort died for this. March 03, 2017 12:07 AM
Kitchen amendment passes, which is too bad, because I don’t know what it was. March 03, 2017 12:16 AM
Observation! From Kitchen! Let’s not do this! March 03, 2017 12:18 AM
Plaza Saltillo passes, in a vote of 7-4, with 25 percent of the affordable housing 2 bedroom. Houston, Tovo, Pool and Alter vote against March 03, 2017 12:19 AM
Adler: “Is that unfair you want to stay? Or unfair you want to go home?”
Crowd: “Both!”
#Ithinkthatswhathappened
March 03, 2017 12:21 AM
Whellan pointing out there have been a bunch of postponements, but suggests some testimony can be taken now, with debate on March 23 March 03, 2017 12:22 AM
cubbie9000 "Sneak peek at my Plaza Saltillo story in tomorrow’s @austinmonitor: https://t.co/K8agbvCKlz"
@cubbie9000 Well, that’s what happened, right? https://t.co/VXYcCF2O8i March 03, 2017 12:25 AM
Everyone is real tired. Going to take up Austin Oaks first thing on March 23. Everyone is okay with it, CM Houston is in bed March 03, 2017 12:26 AM
RT @TopherJNeely: .@MayorAdler offers his “most heartfelt & sincere apologies” for making people stay for Austin Oaks until 12:30a and post… March 03, 2017 12:27 AM

Friday, March 03, 2017 1AM

HI. @TheeChad ‘s accidental #sxsw feature is up. Hero reporter @cubbie9000 is hard at work on Plaza Saltillo story. https://t.co/LmFrqzEbFD March 03, 2017 01:24 AM

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