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TickTock: Austin City Council Meeting 3.24.2016

Monday, March 28, 2016 by Michael Kanin

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

Tick Tock

Participants:

MKanin 438
eraycollins 7
ryanclinton 4
DanKeshet 4
ChrisBBradford 3
BradySanJacinto 3
McRahm 1
austinmusicppl 1
paul_cauduro 1
tcb 1
abartlett 1

Thursday, March 24, 2016 9AM

checking in from #atxcouncil where we have a bunch of zoning and some employment items #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:54 AM
checking in from #atxcouncil where we have a bunch of zoning and some employment items #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:54 AM
All Access Monitor readers can check out @lizpagano’s take on it all here: https://t.co/PWWyPkjTO0 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:55 AM

Thursday, March 24, 2016 10AM

#atxcouncil is under way #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:12 AM
#atxcouncil takes a minute to sing happy birthday to @MayorAdler, who’s birthday was yesterday #atxgov #happybirthday! March 24, 2016 10:13 AM
the hiring and wage items (14 & 15) will be set for a 4:30pm time certain (that means ‘or later’) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:15 AM
C Mgr Ott reports that @Forbes has ranked #atxgov as 22nd among 5,000 employers, and is no 1 for muni employers #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 10:16 AM
Item 6
item 6 w.drawn item 10 ppd to 4/7 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:17 AM
6 is for #atxgov non-discrimination practices and policies; 10 for a new process for comment at city meetings #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 10:18 AM
10 is related to recent changes to the #atxcouncil committee system #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:18 AM
#atxcouncil set to take up consent, move along with the rest of today #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:21 AM
for those following along, consent is items 1-16. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:22 AM
#atxcouncil agenda passed 11-0, w abstentions. #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:26 AM
first up for #atxcouncil is a briefing on successful #atxgov Smart City fed transportation grant application March 24, 2016 10:27 AM
Staff suggests that tech developed as part of Smart City initiative could be as movies were to LA, oil to Houston #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:29 AM
staff: improve safety, enhance mobility, address climate change #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:30 AM
staff: improve safety, enhance mobility, address climate change #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:30 AM
staff also looking to create a single-stream phone app for transit, something staff suggests would be @RideScout-plus #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:31 AM
staff hopes to work w @RideScout as they move forward #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:32 AM
#atxgov among 7 finalists here. single winner gets $40m +$10m #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 10:33 AM
Staff suggests there is significant external interest, including from folks like @GM, in the #atxgov Smart Cities application #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 10:41 AM
staff: rules for Smart Cities process being made up on the fly (said w chuckle) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:42 AM
to be more clear: staff classified process as “fluid” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:43 AM
.@D5Kitchen suggests that grant will set #atxgov up as the “go-to” city on transit tech, should (when, she said) it win(s) #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 10:45 AM
.@MayorAdler adds Detroit (cars), Nashville (music) to what this thing could do for #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 10:46 AM
.@MayorAdler suggests this will make #Atxgov “capital of the future” #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 10:47 AM
also seems that @MayorAdler may need to miss next week’s #atxcouncil meeting next week to meet w Sec Fox on grant #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:48 AM
.@MayorAdler may also miss additional #atxcouncil meetings in april as part of travel associated w grant #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:48 AM
.@MayorAdler calls problem of smart transit an “existential” one for the #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 10:51 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX thanks @MayorAdler for his thoughts, turns to press #atxcouncil on building a “hard surface roadway” loop #Atxgov March 24, 2016 10:51 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX is skeptical that the Smart City grant will solve the highway issue #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:52 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX statement prompts @poolforaustin, to suggest she speaks for majority of #Atxgov on yay for multiple modes #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 10:55 AM
abartlett "@MKanin so basically #zimcity is going to really love crapping all over this."
@abartlett i believe that is accurate March 24, 2016 10:55 AM

Thursday, March 24, 2016 11AM

and .@oraatx1 adds ‘mobility triangle’ (raleigh-durham) to the metaphor list #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:00 AM
this’d be the list of major private sector folks who’ve reached out to #atxgov re: Smart City grant #atxcouncil: https://t.co/JR32AQ5Acg March 24, 2016 11:01 AM
https://t.co/IbscSFuQVD March 24, 2016 11:02 AM
https://t.co/IbscSFuQVD March 24, 2016 11:02 AM
.MayorAdler care to elaborate? #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:02 AM
MKanin ".MayorAdler care to elaborate? #atxcouncil #atxgov"
oops: @MayorAdler care to elaborate on that list? #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:02 AM
.@Oraatx1 would like to push items 28 & 29 (boys and girls club) to 4/7 #atxcouncil #ATxgov March 24, 2016 11:03 AM
Item 22
item 22 is content on 2nd and 3rd readings #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:04 AM
Item 23
item 23 is consent on 2 and 3 readings #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:04 AM
Item 24
item 24 is ppd to may 12 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:04 AM
RT @MayorAdler: @MKanin Get with Spillar for the full list. All roads lead to him. March 24, 2016 11:04 AM
Item 25
item 25 is ppd to may 12 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:05 AM
Item 27
item 27 is ppd to april 14. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:06 AM
Item 30
item 30 ready for consent on 1st reading only #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:07 AM
Item 31
item 31 is ppd to may 12 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:08 AM
Item 32
item 32 is ready for consent on all three #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:08 AM
Item 33
item 33 is ppd to 4.14 #atxcouncil #atxogv March 24, 2016 11:09 AM
Item 34
item 34 is ppd to 4.14 #atxcouncil #Atxgov March 24, 2016 11:10 AM
Item 35
item 35 is for discussion #ATxcouncil #Atxgov March 24, 2016 11:10 AM
Item 36
item 36 seems headed for consent w changes proposed by neighbors and agreed to by devs #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:12 AM
Item 37
item 37 is ppd to may 12 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:13 AM
Item 38
item 38 is set for 1st reading only, w additional conditions #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:15 AM
Item 41
item 41 is indefinite ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:16 AM
Item 41
item 41 is indefinite ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:16 AM
Item 42
item 42 is consent for first reading only, w new conditions #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:17 AM
Item 43
item 43 is ready for consent on all three readings #atxcouncil #Atxgov March 24, 2016 11:18 AM
Item 44
item 44 is ppd until 6/16 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:18 AM
Item 45
item 45 is set for consent on first reading #Atxcouncil #ATxgov March 24, 2016 11:19 AM
items 46 & 47 will be discussion #atxcouncil #ATxgov March 24, 2016 11:19 AM
35, 46, 47 will be today’s discussion items for #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:19 AM
zoning consent passes yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #Atxgov March 24, 2016 11:22 AM
off the dais: @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #ATxgov March 24, 2016 11:22 AM
Item 17
#atxcouncil moves along to item 17. #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:23 AM
Item 18
n/m, we got to item 18 first. 18 is AE gen fund transfer #Atxcouncil #Atxgov March 24, 2016 11:24 AM
#atxcouncil takes #citcom first on AE transfer item #Atxgov March 24, 2016 11:25 AM
18 passes. yeas: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:28 AM
nays: @gregoriocasar, @dgarzaford2, @d3forpio #atxcouncil #ATxgov March 24, 2016 11:28 AM
off the dais: @SheriGalloD10 MPT @kathietovo #atxcouncil #ATxgov March 24, 2016 11:29 AM
that was just the approval of a report that will look at the transfer, impacts of changing it #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:30 AM
Item 17
#atxcouncil moves along to item 17. 17 is reconfigure budgets around vacant positions #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:30 AM
.@EllenforAustin notes 10 precent #atxgov vacancy rate, wonders why its 2 percent higher than last year this time #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 11:32 AM
staff: more new positions, not filled yet. positions delayed for budget reasons #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:33 AM
.@EllenforAustin cites a @MayorAdler campaign call to get #atxgov vacancies down to 5 percent #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 11:34 AM
.@EllenforAustin cites a @MayorAdler campaign call to get #atxgov vacancies down to 5 percent #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 11:34 AM
again, current rate is 10% #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:35 AM
.@MayorAdler suggests that, if vacancy rate is result of timing, it should drop #Atxcouncil #Atxgov March 24, 2016 11:35 AM
staff: report on vacancies due in August. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:36 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX moves to eliminating associate judge, airport ops positions #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:36 AM
.@donzimmermanatx: associate judge not needed. airport ops reclassified will show up elsewhere, he says #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:37 AM
.@EllenforAustin seconds #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:38 AM
.@PoolforAustin: associate judge position needed. also raises concerns over acting w.out support of professional staff #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 11:38 AM
and, to emphasize, C Mgr does indeed have concerns about the impact of striking these jobs here #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:39 AM
.@EllenforAustinlooking for room to strike judge position, allow for addition at a later date #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:44 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX echoes. says: eliminate positions first, then make folks justify them #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:44 AM
.@PoolforAustin suggests that it’s tougher than that. not trivial to add and subtract positions #atxcouncil #Atxgov March 24, 2016 11:45 AM
.@MayorAdler notes that there aren’t enough votes to strike positions. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:46 AM
indeed. yeas: 2 (@ellenforaustin, @donzimmermanatx) #atxcouncil #Atxgov March 24, 2016 11:46 AM
nays: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:47 AM
off the dais: @gregoriocasar @sherrigallod10 #atxcouncil #Atxgov March 24, 2016 11:47 AM
tho a vote is not necessary, #atxcouncil will formally reject ordinance here #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:47 AM
yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:48 AM
nays: 2 @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:48 AM
off the dais: @SheriGalloD10 @gregoriocasar #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:48 AM
off the dais: @SheriGalloD10 @gregoriocasar #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:48 AM
.@MayorAdler on that action: “Message sent” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:48 AM
Item 21
#atxcouncil moves along to item 21. this is re: process for naming/renaming parks #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:49 AM
.@Oraatx1 offers amendment that would add cultural significance on park naming #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:50 AM
this thing has been around forever. here’s the @austinmonitor latest (via @victoriagarza) https://t.co/isDJrmIUwW #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 11:51 AM
.@Oraatx1 amendment in yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #Atxgov March 24, 2016 11:52 AM
off the dais: @SheriGalloD10 #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 11:52 AM
21 then passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #aTxgov March 24, 2016 11:52 AM
abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 11:53 AM
off dais: @SheriGalloD10 #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 11:53 AM
Item 35
#atxcouncil moves along to item 35. 35 is a rezone for a property located here #atxgov: https://t.co/xNyyVZvKZN March 24, 2016 11:55 AM
request here is for ISF2 to LR. planning commission recommended LO-MU w limitations on height #atxcouncil #ATxgov March 24, 2016 11:56 AM
cx: that’s ZAP, not planning commission #atxcouncil #aTxgov https://t.co/PgR1Nlyll1 March 24, 2016 11:57 AM
.@DonZimmermanATX wonders about traffic impact here. notes used to be a day care and, when it let out, it “was a mess” #atxcouncil #ATxgov March 24, 2016 11:57 AM

Thursday, March 24, 2016 12PM

and that’s lunch. We’ll be back in just a bit #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 12:00 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2016 1PM

stirring on dais #atxcouncil looks set to return #atxgov March 24, 2016 01:49 PM
Item 35
#atxcouncil is back and discussing item 35, a rezone for the property at 11812 Millwright #aTxgov March 24, 2016 01:57 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2016 2PM

first post-lunch speaker is neighbor of proposed rezone. against. suggests it doesn’t meet character #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:00 PM
tho neighbor has sigs, a valid petition cannot apply here #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:00 PM
neighbor calls for NO (neighborhood office) based on traffic, character concerns #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:00 PM
neighbor calls for NO (neighborhood office) based on traffic, character concerns #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:00 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX returns to ?s about traffic impact. neighbor: it’s currently over max allowed trips #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:02 PM
neighbor: LR allows for more impact than LO, traffic study done under that assumption #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:02 PM
applicant in this case is not here. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:08 PM
.@PoolforAustin looking to exclude medical office as part of zoning here #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:08 PM
staff hears. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:08 PM
.@MayorAdler asks staff how staff feels about the idea. medical office removal not rec’d by staff, commission. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:09 PM
applicant, it seems, hasn’t really shown up for meetings or, say neighbors, met w neighbors #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:11 PM
.@Oraatx1 notes that #atxcouncil can pretty much do what they want here #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:12 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX moves adoption of LO, with exclusion of med office. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:12 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX motion is on all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:13 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX motion passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:14 PM
off the dais: @SheriGalloD10 and @gregoriocasar #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:14 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 46, 47. these are the dabney-horne/littlefield house thing #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:16 PM
here’s definitive @lizpagano piece on why we’re talking about both houses as part of same issue #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/fNuhUCvxvN March 24, 2016 02:18 PM
staff: “in staff’s view, this is a win-win” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:20 PM
Item 46
.@PoolforAustin moves to adopt staff recommendation to move home as part of item 46 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:20 PM
MPT @kathietovo wonders if H zoning has been granted after a relocation. staff: this would be our first #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:26 PM
MPT @kathietovo: this might be the right move for the community, but it shouldn’t set a precedent. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:27 PM
MPT @kathietovo: standards on location of d-h house on paper? staff: plan to remove addition, make house fit on new site #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:30 PM
MPT @kathietovo: standards on location of d-h house on paper? staff: plan to remove addition, make house fit on new site #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:30 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes that none of the details are currently present in the restrictive covenant #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:31 PM
MPT @kathietovo expresses concern that move could damage d-h house; looking for restoration standards, just in case #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:32 PM
now into setbacks. MPT @kathietovo suggests code may not be adequate here…#atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:32 PM
staff: no issues w setbacks, code requirements #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:33 PM
MPT @kathietovo into dates of house that would be demoed to accommodate move. staff: ’20s bungalow #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:33 PM
MPT @kathietovo: anyone looked into moving that house, or salvaging its architecture? #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:34 PM
MPT @kathietovo gets staff to say that after move, d-h house h zoning is not automatic #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:35 PM
staff notes that, worst case, #atxgov could initiate h zoning case #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 02:36 PM
…and @kathietovo notes that would make voting at #atxcouncil move difficult (supermajority) #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:37 PM
.@PoolforAustin now looking for way to be sure that H zoning gets filed #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:37 PM
#Atxcouncil now sets up to hear #citcom on d-h/littlefield houses #Atxgov March 24, 2016 02:39 PM
Mike McHone is up first #atxcouncil #atxgov believe McHone is the dev rep here March 24, 2016 02:40 PM
McHone lists two houses (Rutherford House, one more) that was moved and zoned H #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:41 PM
McHone into history here. here are the @austinmonitor stories on the subject: https://t.co/4bn50R1NSy #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:43 PM
McHone: saves Littlefield house, increases affdbility, earns +prop tax from large tower on old site, decreases traffic #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:46 PM
McHone concludes. D-H house owner up next #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:47 PM
D-H owner says that home purchased as office for their business #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:48 PM
owner operates a business that helps UT students find housing #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:49 PM
d-h owner agrees w staff that move is a win-win #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:51 PM
d-h owner agrees w staff that move is a win-win #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:51 PM
d-h owner points to Brizindine, Houghton Carrington as (negative) preservation examples crammed among new construction #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:55 PM
MPT @kathietovo asks owner about salvaging other demo. owner says moving that house is also possible #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:56 PM
d-h owner would like to move house this summer #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 02:57 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2016 3PM

Jack Tisdale w STG Design up. notes proposed project is “in scale w west campus area” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:00 PM
Tisdale adds that it fits urban design guidelines #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:01 PM
Tisdale: higher density, closer to campus fits w #atxgov goals #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 03:01 PM
MPT @kathietovo asks if dev if they will ask for 10% at 50MFI waiver. dev: no #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:03 PM
wait. McHone: they’ll do c. 68 bedrooms affordable. rent would be sub$400. seems some fee in lieu is in play here #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:05 PM
so. $212k to affordable housing trust fund as part of fee in lieu #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:06 PM
MPT @kathietovo pushing for onsite affordability over fee in lieu. McHone: no projects in inner west campus do this #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:06 PM
McHone notes issue on that is cost of land #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:07 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @MKanin Sub $400 would be for roommate situation. March 24, 2016 03:07 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Any relation to Ward?"
@DanKeshet dunno! March 24, 2016 03:07 PM
for context: MPT @kathietovo has repeatedly pushed to do on site affordability over fee in lieu #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:09 PM
RT @marymhuber: Tovo wants to postpone RC amendment to make time to answer qs about potential development at Dabney-Horne. #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 03:09 PM
.@PoolforAustin asks next dev if group had chance to talk to #atxcouncil offices. answer: no. doesnt seem they thought they had to #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:15 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @MKanin I have been watching this case for years! It’s amazing to me that it could be blindsiding a CM’s office. March 24, 2016 03:15 PM
w ppd, @PoolforAustin encourages dev to stop by offices #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:16 PM
target for delivery here, btw, is summer ’18 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:16 PM
target for delivery here, btw, is summer ’18 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:16 PM
.@D5Kitchen notes that she got a call from this dev, suggests others have too #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:17 PM
sarah crocker up now against proposal #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:18 PM
Crocker suggests that w.out her involvement (in jan) this thing would have gone through on consent. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:19 PM
Crocker into her version of history #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:20 PM
Crocker: “my client is not anti-development” but believes that H zoning should mean something #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:21 PM
Crocker: client wants only that the D-H house stay where it is. has offered to buy it #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:24 PM
Crocker suggests that an approved alternate option still allows for a 14 story structure #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:27 PM
DanKeshet "Are there ethical q’s regarding potential buyer showing up at #atxcouncil to scuttle a competing plan? https://t.co/TJ5GIkEqHc"
@DanKeshet this sort thing happens from time to time March 24, 2016 03:28 PM
#citcom concludes on 46. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:33 PM
#atxcouncil will now hear #citcom on related item, 47. @MayorAdler asks for folks to limit comments to new info #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:34 PM
dev takes a minute to underscore that they will support h zoning on house if items are approved today #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:34 PM
Dev says they have yet to receive a letter of intent from opposing neighbor for alternate purchase #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:35 PM
.@MayorAdler calls for exec session to address an issue raised during testimony #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:36 PM
.@MayorAdler suggests discussion here should be 5, 10 mins #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:36 PM
ChrisBBradford "@MKanin I missed what happened before. What are they going into Exec Session to discuss?"
@ChrisBBradford im not sure. Something raised during discussion of moving d-h home March 24, 2016 03:37 PM
RT @DanKeshet: @MKanin @ChrisBBradford I think it may have been regarding a restrictive covenant? March 24, 2016 03:39 PM
ChrisBBradford "@DanKeshet @MKanin Is there some question of their authority to modify it? That would normally be vetted during staff review."
@ChrisBBradford @DanKeshet could also be over how they memorialize a promise to H zone post move? March 24, 2016 03:40 PM
ChrisBBradford "@DanKeshet @MKanin Is there some question of their authority to modify it? That would normally be vetted during staff review."
@ChrisBBradford @DanKeshet could also be how to mandate a specific place to move house to? March 24, 2016 03:42 PM
#atxcouncil remains in exec session, discussing the possible move of the dabney-horne house #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:58 PM
#atxcouncil remains in exec session, discussing the possible move of the dabney-horne house #atxgov March 24, 2016 03:58 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2016 4PM

#atxcouncil is headed back to the dais #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:03 PM
#atxcouncil back #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:05 PM
.@PoolforAustin pulls motion, calls for ppd so unspecified qs can be answered #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:06 PM
.@MayorAdler says legal issues raised over what #atxcouncil can do w restrictive covenant. it’ll be back next week #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:06 PM
.@kathietovo also wants to carve out space to continue talking w dev over h standards #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:07 PM
passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:07 PM
abstain: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:07 PM
off the dais #atxcouncil #atxgov: @gregoriocasar @sherigallod10 March 24, 2016 04:08 PM
Item 53
#atxcouncil moves along to item 53. 53 is chat 26 hearing for use of lady bird lake for reclaimed water piping #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:09 PM
would be used to expand reclaimed water distribution. Chapt 26 required for all changes to parks use #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:10 PM
no one is signed up to speak here #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:11 PM
53 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:11 PM
off the dais: @d3forpio @gregoriocasar @SheriGalloD10 @PoolforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:12 PM
#atxcouncil now takes recess because it can’t take anything else up until 430 #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:12 PM
some stirring on #atxcouncil dias. maybe we’ll get going again soon? #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:40 PM
Many thanks to @PoolforAustin for the holiday-themed choco-snacks! #atxcouncil #atxgov #festive! https://t.co/PAmMGAPudT March 24, 2016 04:45 PM
and, with that, #atxcouncil is back and ready to tackle fair chance item #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:45 PM
Item 14
this is item 14. 20 folks signed up, all in favor #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:46 PM
our story on this is here, courtesy of @JoClifton78704 #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/0kfqhWWBWj March 24, 2016 04:46 PM
our story on this is here, courtesy of @JoClifton78704 #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/0kfqhWWBWj March 24, 2016 04:46 PM
CX! this is not fair hiring, this is #atxgov work place discrimination #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 04:48 PM
here is the text of the resolution here: https://t.co/RrH1GBUtNC #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 04:48 PM
Carol Guthrie with local AFSCME. reading from anonymous letter suggesting a culture of tolerance of sexist culture at #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 04:50 PM
contrast btwn ongoing allegations of discriminatory workplace #atxgov culture & announce fr C Mgr that city is @Forbes best muni to work for March 24, 2016 04:52 PM
last 3 speakers, including Guthrie, leveled allegations of sexist discrimination against #atxgov mgmt, retaliation at complaints #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 04:58 PM
RT @EvaRuth: “I fear, myself, for retaliation for standing here and speaking to you” woman tells #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 04:58 PM
RT @EvaRuth: another speaker says she’s at #atxcouncil on behalf of woman who isn’t here out of retaliation fear – complaint is unequal pay March 24, 2016 04:58 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2016 5PM

Mapi Vigil up. sued #atxgov re:retaliation in wake of discrimination complaint. won. @statesman: https://t.co/vDJIZcA17h #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 05:01 PM
Vigil has since retired, sooner, she says, than she otherwise would have. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:04 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX looking for Vigil case number here, wants to know the “facts of the case” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:06 PM
next speaker reading from another anonymous letter. concerns about “blatant discrimination.” put blame at feet of HR #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:07 PM
Jennifer McFarlane up now. notes contrast btwn @Forbes no 1 muni rating and experience of racial, gender discrimination #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:09 PM
back in 2013, we did some work on #atxgov employee concerns over retaliation. here’s one from archives: https://t.co/Vet9P7ISAT #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 05:19 PM
RT @EvaRuth: all speakers on workplace discrimination been women except a male supervisor who just testified on systemic probs #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 05:19 PM
eraycollins "nota bene: So far no one has made this about CMgr Ott. Is he present, @MKanin?"
@eraycollins he is. March 24, 2016 05:21 PM
eraycollins "Is this equivalent to the courtroom difficulty some witnesses have giving testimony in the presence of the accused person? @MKanin"
@eraycollins leading the witness, counsellor March 24, 2016 05:23 PM
eraycollins "Is this equivalent to the courtroom difficulty some witnesses have giving testimony in the presence of the accused person? @MKanin"
@eraycollins but, seriously, this is a pretty bad scene–for anyone up there… March 24, 2016 05:24 PM
RT @EvaRuth: if you’re interested in workplace discrimination/gender pay issues, tune into #atxcouncil livestream https://t.co/3fOPuSkYyP March 24, 2016 05:25 PM
parade of accusations of workplace discrimination, retaliation, harassment continues #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:28 PM
parade of accusations of workplace discrimination, retaliation, harassment continues #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:28 PM
current speaker suggests that awards don’t reflect the real situation at #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 05:29 PM
speaker is a current CoA employee, worries she will be “retaliated against” and wants this all noted for the record #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:29 PM
next speaker suggests that “creed” discrimination–particularly in #atxgov animal services department is also an issue #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 05:30 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX pauses to investigate “creed”; asks how its possible to manage differences (no-kill v not no-kill) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:33 PM
speaker says no one has asked about her creed, argues that performance should dictate, not agreement w policy #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:34 PM
speaker notes that she has lots of details, will follow up, 3 minutes not enough time #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:34 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX notes that he campaigned on removing mgmt, but doesn’t want to put them in “catch 22” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:35 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Did you or other journalists have rumblings of this for a long time? This is powerful stuff to show up all at once. Did a dam break?"
@DanKeshet we’ve heard stuff. we ran some of it. i think, tho, that @LillyRockwell gets a ton of credit for breaking the Snipes story. March 24, 2016 05:36 PM
DanKeshet "@MKanin Did you or other journalists have rumblings of this for a long time? This is powerful stuff to show up all at once. Did a dam break?"
@DanKeshet and to be clear, i meant that @LillyRockwell deserves said credit. much more attention paid to the issue after that story March 24, 2016 05:37 PM
HR up now with a presentation in wake of discrimination testimony #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:41 PM
HR presentation will cover existing policies. notes size of staff #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:41 PM
staff into existing protocols. paths for complaints. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:43 PM
staff: diversity training is now in law department. law also holds ethics and compliance offices #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:44 PM
BradySanJacinto "@MKanin @PoolforAustin In retrospect I think that was a sexist move – looks like she gave you a purple testicle. Hidden meaning?"
@BradySanJacinto c’mon man: that wasn’t appropriate or funny, especially given what’s going on right now. March 24, 2016 05:47 PM
staff: “we try very hard” to address concerns. notes HR can’t defend itself, w prohibitions on sharing employee info #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:48 PM
staff: there is another side, we can’t share it #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:48 PM
RT @EvaRuth: there are 6 people in #atxgov HR employee relations staff who deal with employee complaints, director tells #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 05:49 PM
HR staff continues to suggest that much of the positive work it does here goes unnoticed #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:50 PM
ryanclinton "@MKanin What does that mean?!?"
@ryanclinton here, i think, a set of beliefs that ran opposite of those held by management. specifically: no-kill March 24, 2016 05:51 PM
ryanclinton "@MKanin What does that mean?!?"
@ryanclinton here, i think, a set of beliefs that ran opposite of those held by management. specifically: no-kill March 24, 2016 05:51 PM
staff notes that #atxgov appeal to MCS Commission is robust #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:53 PM
HR now giving feedback on resolution #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:53 PM
HR Staff stands ready to review existing policies, as instructed in resolution #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:54 PM
HR says it would look forward to “participating in and supporting” an audit here #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:54 PM
HR staff raises concerns over 3rd party appeals. wants to discuss impacts on efficiency #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:55 PM
ryanclinton "@MKanin okay. So argument is I shouldn’t have to agree w/mission of agency I’m working for? Do you know who the speaker was? Curious."
@ryanclinton a former animal services employee who’s been forced out of dept March 24, 2016 05:55 PM
eraycollins "Who is making the HR presentation? @MKanin"
@eraycollins missed the name. March 24, 2016 05:55 PM
staff: “we stand as partners to…change” and also “experts in field” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 05:56 PM
staff now turns to @Forbes. notes placing. says #atxgov didn’t apply. was result of survey feedback (30,000, i think i heard) #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 05:57 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2016 6PM

HR concludes. .@d5kitchen thanks for the presentation. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:00 PM
.@MayorAdler thanks MPT @kathietovo for her leadership on issue. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:01 PM
eraycollins "Did any of the the preceding witnesses mention dissatisfaction with result of pursuing a complaint via the HR department? @MKanin"
@eraycollins yup March 24, 2016 06:01 PM
.@EllenforAustin asks what avenues available for complaints that go unsubstantiated. staff: it depends #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:02 PM
staff: there is appeal to MCS, and potentially to C Mgr if that is not available #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:02 PM
there are also potential appeals to EEOC #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:03 PM
.@EllenforAustin looks at 9% substantiation rate for #atxgov (compared to 3% at EEOC) #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 06:04 PM
.@PoolforAustin asks why #atxgov employees need to file PIR to get HR investigation reports. #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 06:06 PM
HR Dir Washington: report impacts other employees #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:07 PM
.@PoolforAustin presses. staff: best practice is to bring closure, but not infringe on other employees #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:07 PM
.@PoolforAustin presses. staff: best practice is to bring closure, but not infringe on other employees #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:07 PM
ryanclinton "@MKanin thanks."
@ryanclinton ‘course March 24, 2016 06:08 PM
RT @EvaRuth: inbox (h/t @MKanin): City boasts of being named a @forbes best emp as #atxcouncil talks discrimination #badtiming https://t.co March 24, 2016 06:09 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX asks if there is any new information that #atxgov staff can share on Vigil case. #atxcouncil #Atxgov March 24, 2016 06:12 PM
legal sum of vigil case: “two people had very different views of what happened” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:13 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX having a hard time landing on a way to vote here. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:13 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 notes 2 sides to each story. shares her own story of AFD Lt. who didn’t think women should be firefighters #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:15 PM
RT @eraycollins: There was some verification of one view versus the other in the court verdict, in my view. @MKanin March 24, 2016 06:16 PM
.@D5Kitchen asks if this resolution will address pay equity issues. MPT @kathietovo says not specifically #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:16 PM
eraycollins "There was some verification of one view versus the other in the court verdict, in my view. @MKanin"
@eraycollins elaborate? March 24, 2016 06:17 PM
HR staff: we’re looking for dollars for a disparity report #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:17 PM
MPT @kathietovo into wrap up. thanks speakers. says #atxgov committed to being workplace that doesn’t tolerate discrimination #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 06:19 PM
MPT @kathietovo picks up on fact staff pres came after #citcom. says “had (she) known” would have had cit com after pres #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:21 PM
.@EllenforAustin wants to separate question. wants to vote on first two clauses separately from last three. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:24 PM
.@EllenforAustin looking for more data, best practices before she agrees to third party appeal #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:24 PM
C Mgr takes a minute. “pays respects” to MPT @kathietovo for bringing issue. acknowledges employees, their concerns #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:26 PM
C Mgr also notes hard work on staff side. looks forward to dialog #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:27 PM
BradySanJacinto "@MKanin Many experts wld say this is big red flag. Shows diversity strtgy about CYA & numbers, not cultural or geared toward helping at-risk"
@BradySanJacinto interesting. links? or a direction to go look? March 24, 2016 06:28 PM
first two clauses pass. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:28 PM
.@Oraatx1 worries that muni c service comm is overworked as is, worries about assigning more work #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:30 PM
.@Oraatx1 worries that muni c service comm is overworked as is, worries about assigning more work #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:30 PM
MPT @kathietovo notes she’s had some conversations w MCSS. encourages her colleagues to approve that portion of res #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:31 PM
last three clauses pass too, yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:33 PM
abstain: @EllenforAustin #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:33 PM
nay #atxgov: @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 06:33 PM
#atxcouncil moves along to items 15 & 20. these are the living wage items #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:34 PM
.@gregoriocasar moves approval of 15. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:34 PM
15 ord language is at this link: https://t.co/sE07BwHg5A #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:35 PM
BradySanJacinto "@MKanin I’ll dm you"
@BradySanJacinto thx!! March 24, 2016 06:36 PM
all speakers here appear to be in favor. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:36 PM
in short: this applies living wage to workers on city “public improvement projects” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:38 PM
Emily Timm, w @workersdefense suggests living wages don’t actually hike costs for construction, result in clear benefits #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:39 PM
RT @GregCasar: 4 labor decisions @ #atxcouncil: 1) anti-gender discrim 2) lvng wage 4 construct 3) close wage loophole 4 subs 4) fair chance March 24, 2016 06:46 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX ?s the idea that living wage=better work, notes he’s gotten good work out of folks at below mkt wages #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:54 PM
MKanin ".@DonZimmermanATX ?s the idea that living wage=better work, notes he’s gotten good work out of folks at below mkt wages #atxcouncil #atxgov"
to be clear: @DonZimmermanATX was referencing his experience in the construction industry #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:54 PM
.@MayorAdler notes #atxgov affordability crisis, supports this action #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:55 PM
.@d3forpio takes a minute to thank @GregCasar for the work, hopes that this ord is just the beginning #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:57 PM
15 passes (living wage) yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:58 PM
nays: @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:58 PM
off the daisL @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:58 PM
off the daisL @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:58 PM
Item 20
#atxcouncil moves along to item 20, accompanying stuff #atxgov March 24, 2016 06:59 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2016 7PM

this is the res for 20. makes policy apply to subs #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/AwERH0iZkh March 24, 2016 07:01 PM
20 passes. yeas: 8 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 07:04 PM
nays 2 @EllenforAustin @DonZimmermanATX #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 07:05 PM
off the dais @SheriGalloD10 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 07:05 PM
#atxcouncil heads to a brief dinner break before taking up the last item of the night, fair chance hiring. #atxgov be back at 745 March 24, 2016 07:06 PM
stirring on dais, #atxcouncil looks set to return #atxgov March 24, 2016 07:47 PM
when they do, they will take up the fair chance hiring item (19). #Atxcouncil #ATxgov March 24, 2016 07:47 PM
#atxcouncil is back #atxgov March 24, 2016 07:58 PM
#atxcouncil will limit public testimony to 30 mins a side on 19. #atxgov March 24, 2016 07:59 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2016 8PM

.@GregCasar lays out item #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:01 PM
a bunch of changes here. first makes sure that this conforms w ADA #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:02 PM
next inserts eeoc standards, and suggestions from Tex assn of staffing (defines what staffing agency is) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:03 PM
next comes from bankers assn. notes that chapter doesn’t apply to jobs that fed law conflicts on criminal history #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:04 PM
next offers warnings as part of education period in law #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:05 PM
warning on 1st offense, 2nd offense is $500 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:06 PM
there have also been changes to records retention policies aimed at making this all easier for smaller orgs #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:09 PM
.@GregCasar adds ord doesnt completely ban ability to run criminal background, moves it closer to the end of the process #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:10 PM
RT @AndraCLim: The proposed version of fair chance ordinance is here: https://t.co/EoMgBbe4aZ #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 08:10 PM
RT @AndraCLim: The proposed version of fair chance ordinance is here: https://t.co/EoMgBbe4aZ #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 08:10 PM
ord will be effective on passage #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:12 PM
#citcom starts #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 08:12 PM
1st speaker supports. talks about personal experience #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:14 PM
Texas Credit Union assn rep up next. can’t support. worries about added costs #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:15 PM
.@MayorAdler notes that banks/credit unions are provided protection, tries to get rep to agree. rep still has concerns #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:16 PM
.@D5Kitchen suggests that expense isn’t there because ord doesn’t apply to fed-mandated groups #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:17 PM
.@D5Kitchen & @MayorAdler suggest that orgs won’t have to defend because section doesn’t apply #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:18 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX suggests that “mistakes could still be made,” orgs forced to defend against accusations #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:19 PM
Daryl Horton up. in favor. thanks @GregCasar, staff, community for all the work #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:20 PM
Horton: “ordinance provides hope…encouragement” for those “often neglected” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:21 PM
RT @blibal: @MKanin they had a year of public comment to raise objections… March 24, 2016 08:21 PM
Jose Carillo w @AustinChamber up. had concerns w Feb 23rd ord. looking for a delay to review current draft. #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:23 PM
Carrillo suggests moving background check earlier, perhaps after first live interview #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:23 PM
next speaker notes that her incarceration was +8 years ago, no fair chance negatively impacts her kids #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:24 PM
Mike Burnett (sp?) up. suggests #atxcouncil consider “equal protection” against fair chance. worried about safety implications #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:26 PM
RT @EvaRuth: Pam Bratton, runs temporary staffing business, said #fairchance hiring ordinance goes against their business model #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 08:31 PM
RT @EvaRuth: @DonZimmermanATX playing video of Bratton’s testimony from November. says he wants to ask her something after….#atxcouncil March 24, 2016 08:31 PM
RT @EvaRuth: video was of @GregCasar saying he would like to speak with Bratton further. She said she wasn’t contacted. #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 08:34 PM
.@GregCasar wonders if current rules (w changes) offer room for staff agency to operate as desired. legal believes so #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:35 PM
.@GregCasar wonders if current rules (w changes) offer room for staff agency to operate as desired. legal believes so #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:35 PM
.@GregCasar, city legal trying to address lingering Bratton concerns from dais #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:36 PM
.@D5Kitchen offers a change: allows bckgrnd check when added to staffing pool #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:38 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX upset that discussion didn’t “happen in nov” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:39 PM
.@GregCasar has staff come up and refute notion that HR didn’t follow up w Bratton. they do. then…#atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:40 PM
HR director Washington takes a shot at @DonZimmermanATX suggests would been helpful to know concerns ahead of meeting #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:41 PM
staff seems to have some pretty good evidence that they talked w Bratton. looks like a log of a webinar? #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:42 PM
.@EllenforAustin asks bratton if changes are okay. bratton calls for a delay so she can run lang by her folks #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:42 PM
next speaker plays video from 17 yr old LBJ High student who’s mother can’t get a job. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:44 PM
speaker suggests policy “is not a silver bullet” but is step in right direction #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:44 PM
Texas assn of staffing rep now up. hasnt seen amendments, can’t support #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:45 PM
.@GregCasar tries change in assignment pool language on this speaker. doesn’t work. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:47 PM
.@MayorAdler takes minute to be sure intent of ord re:staffing pool (as stated by @GregCasar) is memorialized on tape #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:48 PM
next speaker says she’s been allowed to work at #TravCo dept of corrections only because of forceful efforts of prof. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:49 PM
notes her privilege in that regard. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:50 PM
Exec VP of VCFO (financial exec recruiters, it seems). endorses spirit of ord, but worries about practicality. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:51 PM
VCFO in similar position as staffing agencies #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:51 PM
RT @EvaRuth: lots of individuals speaking in favor of #fairchance hiring ordinance; agencies…anti. #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 08:52 PM
Taylor Frost is next. he is a recruiter from Flux Resources, a staffing firm. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:52 PM
Flux already follows fair chance practices already. suggests cost is similar, “if not less” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:53 PM
Flux already follows fair chance practices already. suggests cost is similar, “if not less” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:53 PM
Flux supports fair chance hiring ordinance #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:54 PM
another VCFO rep up. suggests that co doesn’t necessarily DQ based on convictions, but that some jobs mandate it #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:55 PM
next speaker is 40-year old gent, set to grad TX St in May. worried re:his ability 2 get a job. calls “civil rights” ish #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:58 PM
.@MayorAdler turns to @SpeakerRyan quote on redemption from yesterday’s remarks. employs in re:fair chance hiring #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 08:59 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2016 9PM

Goodwill industries rep calls for “stronger” lang in ord to help “make it more successful” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:03 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX picks up on Goodwill. notes that they are already operating fair chance w.out mandate #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:04 PM
Goodwill does bkgrnd check, rep suggests that even so, they can help folks #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:06 PM
and, to be clear @GregCasar res does allow for bkgrnd check–just at end of process #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:06 PM
Goodwill rep suggests that structure is problematic #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:06 PM
.@EllenforAustin looking to understand specifics here. goodwill rep: better define the term offer #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:07 PM
Goodwill rep also has concerns about where bkgnd check happens; suggests lateness could be emotionally deflating #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:10 PM
RT @EvaRuth: @eraycollins @MKanin several antis speaking about temporary staffing agency concerns (need to run check to put them into candi March 24, 2016 09:10 PM
personal privilege: some one in chambers has a Md. state flag bowtie March 24, 2016 09:15 PM
eraycollins "Or, objection to possible delay in providing a temp if background check is run at back end. @EvaRuth @MKanin"
@eraycollins seems a bit of both? maybe more the latter… March 24, 2016 09:15 PM
.@GregCasar suggests that #atxcouncil should think of situation as orgs spending time on trying to get folks jobs #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:17 PM
next speaker: this is about being fair. 8 years in prison, 12 yrs on parole. found it impossible to get a job #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:18 PM
RT @EvaRuth: @eraycollins @MKanin just doesn’t fit with their biz model. if they can’t check background until an offer, then can’t really h March 24, 2016 09:19 PM
next speaker suggests that those against ord are “privileged few” #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:21 PM
remaining speakers appear all pro, nearing end of #citcom #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 09:25 PM
remaining speakers appear all pro, nearing end of #citcom #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 09:25 PM
RT @EvaRuth: “now an entire class of people being left behind who could be contributing and taking care of their families” #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 09:25 PM
McRahm "@bcabsalom “where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”"
@McRahm liked for major word play March 24, 2016 09:26 PM
Greg Lott w Tx Public Policy Foundation is up. against. also responsible for Md. Flag tie #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:27 PM
suggests TPPF in favor of reentry programs. but not here. suggests rule could bring suits. suggests 1st amend concerns #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:29 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX asks TPPF rep to talk about states have passed laws here, but not tx #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:30 PM
(ah, TPPF rep is from Bal’mer) notes Bal’mer use of criminal penalties to enforce fair hiring #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:30 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX notes that #TravCo Comm Gerald Daugherty has considerable “agita” over fair chance ord #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:34 PM
next speaker notes that tech firms were willing to subcontract w folks w records, but not hire them #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:37 PM
next speaker, UT student. suggests ord is a dull knife to throat of business #atxcouncil #atxgov prefers incentives March 24, 2016 09:39 PM
#travco dems chair Vincent Harding up. supports ord, w some changes. #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 09:41 PM
final speaker, Jaqueline Conn up. more on her story here: https://t.co/rVbXuURbos #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:43 PM
Conn notes that system in place rooted in history of white supremacy #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:44 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX offers story of his aunt, murdered in Baltimore. Conn fires back, notes its sad but not relevant #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:45 PM
RT @tcb: .@MKanin @EvaRuth Hmm. In previous job, when we brought on temps, background check was usually last piece. And that was financial March 24, 2016 09:47 PM
Here is @d5kitchen amendment that clarifies staffing issue, def of staffing pool #atxcouncil #atxgov https://t.co/uGkmAb1nyC March 24, 2016 09:48 PM
.@d3forpio takes a minute to talk about brother. incarcerated from young age. never made more than $10/hr, never benes #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:49 PM
.@d3forpio notes experience of another brother, who died at 40. POCs, he says, got one strike. #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:50 PM
.@Oraatx1 understands frustration from folks who haven’t seen whole res. wants to know more about $500 civil penalty #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:53 PM
.@Oraatx1 looking for space to make fine less than $500 (w up to $500 language) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:55 PM
.@Oraatx1 looking for space to make fine less than $500 (w up to $500 language) #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:55 PM
.@GregCasar willing to do it, to get broader consensus on dais. change is made #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:55 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX wants to strike language specifically referring to gov’t of united states #Atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:56 PM
.@DonZimmermanATX on that: casts as exemption for govt “despicable” in face of no exemption for private entities #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:57 PM
.@GregCasar, game to answer, notes that this has always been about private entities #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:57 PM
vote coming on @DonZimmermanATX amend #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:57 PM
fails. yeas: 2 #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:58 PM
nays: 7 #atxgov #atxcouncil March 24, 2016 09:58 PM
#atxcouncil #atxgov off the dais: @SheriGalloD10 March 24, 2016 09:58 PM
.@Oraatx1 seems to be reading from prepared statement. “whole-heartedly” supports removal of box #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 09:59 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2016 10PM

tcb "@MKanin Is it right side up?"
@tcb appears to be #marylandmymaryland March 24, 2016 10:00 PM
.@EllenforAustin starts w thanks to @GregCasar. looking for space to move bkgnd check to after 1st interview #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:02 PM
.@GregCasar responds. notes he was amenable to 12+ changes to make ord work. won’t go there #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:02 PM
#atxcouncil #atxgov passes. yeas: 8 March 24, 2016 10:03 PM
#atxgov #atxcouncil nays: @DonZimmermanATX @EllenforAustin March 24, 2016 10:03 PM
@SheriGalloD10 was off dais, as she was all day #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:04 PM
so. fair chance ord passes. and #atxcouncil adjourns #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:04 PM
that’ll do it for me. thanks, as always, for following along! #atxcouncil #atxgov March 24, 2016 10:05 PM
paul_cauduro "@MKanin had to leave the chamber for a trip to Dallas followed the fair chance via your tweets. Thanks as always. #restyourfingers"
@paul_cauduro thanks for following along March 24, 2016 10:21 PM
austinmusicppl "@MKanin of all the days to miss! #historic"
@austinmusicppl lots of stuff today for sure March 24, 2016 10:44 PM
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